something for the buoys

written & Directed by eli pasic
George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Pl, Toronto 
october 8-20, 2019


Presented by Larry Silverberg and produced by Sapling in association with Bygone Theatre, Something For The Buoys is playing for a limited run of 10 performances at the George Ignatieff Theatre -- this parody of nautical musicals of the 1930s is guaranteed to entertain!

SYNOPSIS: A starry-eyed sailor named Jimmy feels lonely and wants nothing more than to find his true love. Accompanied by Larry, his womanizing best pal, he sneaks ashore and enters the wonderful world of New York City. Of course, Jimmy immediately stumbles upon his true love. But between a big-time Broadway offer and a cranky captain with an Alka-Seltzer addiction, will Jimmy sail into the sun and live happily ever after before the final curtain? Who Knows!


Roberto Sapienza - JIMMY
Roberto Sapienza is a graduate of the Randolph College for Performing Arts program in Toronto, ON. He is an actor, producer, director, writer and artistic director/co-founder of Sapling. He performed as Jimmy for the staged reading of Something For The Buoys last year and is beyond excited to portray the role once more. His recent credits include Davey in Disney’s Newsies, Lefou and Beast u/s in Beauty And The Beast and Jake Laurents in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (The LOT).
Thomas Finn - LARRY
Thomas Finn is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC & Sheridan College’s Performing Arts Program. Finn has performed across Canada, New York, U.K & Ireland and throughout the Caribbean. A classic Crooner Finn has utilized his love for “the golden age” of music to create award winning cabarets & tribute shows.
Alison Beckwith - SARAH
Alison Beckwith is a fourth generation Canadian actor, musician, and theatre maker born and raised in Toronto’s East End. She develops her love of performing daily through music, clown, mask, movement, and both contemporary and classical text. Her favourite theatre and music credits include: Celebrating Clara Schumann (Confluence Concerts), A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream(Driftwood Theatre), As You Like It (Bard in the Park), Scott Shorts and Zelda (George Brown Theatre School).
Jacqueline Martin - BETTY
A west coast girl at heart, and a great lover of everything nautical, Jacquie is absolutely tickled to be playing Betty in this exciting new musical. She is a not so recent graduate of the Canadian College of Performing arts in Victoria B.C., but made the big trip east, and Toronto has been her home now for the past 8 years. Since living here, she has been given the opportunity to perform across Canada, throughout the Middle East, as well as in Scotland for the Commonwealth Games.
Kathleen Doerkson - DORIS
Kathleen is thrilled to be a part of Something For The Buoys. Originally from Vancouver, Kathleen caught her performing bug at age five during her first dance recital. She moved to Toronto for school and has since graduated Randolph College’s Triple Treat Program. Some of Kathleen’s favorite credits include Big: The Musical, Oklahoma!, Anything Goes (T.U.T.S.), Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods (Randolph), Helga in Cabaret(StageWorks), Sophie in Mamma Mia (C.M.T.P).
Anthony Botelho - CAPTAIN
Anthony is a Toronto-based actor, voice actor, and writer, and is incredibly excited to be performing in the world premier of Something for the Buoys! Recent theatre credits include Commander Khashoggi in We Will Rock You (Starvox), Officer Lockstock in Urinetown (We Are Here Productions), Reverend Parris in The Crucible (Hart House Theatre), and Van Helsing in the new musical comedy Raise the Stakes (Olde Walkerville Theatre).
Justan Myers - SAILOR
Justan is a graduate of the St. Clair College Music Theatre performance program. Originally from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, he has lived and been performing in Toronto since 2017. Favorite credits include: J.D. in Heathers: The Musical (Hart House Theatre), The Emcee in Cabaret (The LOT), and Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (St. Clair College, HTC). Justan would like to thank his family, friends, and especially Ethan for the love and support. You can find him on Instagram @justanmyers.
Robert Popoli - SAILOR
Robert is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music Honors Performance (Voice) program at Western University. Credits include: J. Finch & Others in Puffs (Canadian Premiere), Dick/Tinsworthy in 9 to 5, Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Mr. Marks/Jason Green/Stormtrooper in The Producers, Judah/Butler in Joseph, Drake in Annie (The LOT). Selected university credits: Paul San Marco in A Chorus Line, Georg in Spring Awakening, Jack in Into the Woods (Theatre Western).
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Bryan Kling - PRODUCER
Bryan Kling is a Co-Founder and Producer of Sapling productions and is working on the show as Producer and Production Manager.
Roberto Sapienza - PRODUCER
Roberto Sapienza is a Co-Founder and producer of Sapling productions and is working on the show as Producer in addition to his role as Jimmy.
Emily Dix is the Artistic Executive Director of Bygone Theatre and is working on the show as a Producer and the Set, Prop & Costume Designer.
Conor Fitzgerald - PRODUCER
Conor Fitzgerald is the Chair of Bygone Theatre and is working on the show as a Producer.
Alayna Kellett - CHOREOGRAPHER
Alayna Kellet is excited to produce original work with the cast of Something For The Buoys. Choreography Credits: Anatomy of a Dancer (Breakaway Entertainment), West Side Story (Bayside Arts & Pinnacle Playhouse), Gypsy (Stirling Festival Theatre), Hello Again (The Artillery Collective), Beauty and the Beast (Stirling Theatre), Crazy For You (Moria Young People's Theatre). as well as music videos for Joey Stylez and Juice Bar, and short films such as Lost at Sea and Love on the Floor.
Jackson is a writer, actor, music director and composer from Niagara Falls, Ontario. A recent graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts, his acting credits include Newsies, The Wizard of Oz and Million Dollar Quartet at the Lower Ossington Theatre, and most recently Million Dollar Quartet at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope.

Music Direction credits include Georgia (SodaPop Productions), SubPar; an Improvised Musical and One Small Step (Toronto Youth Theatre).
Kaitlind Gorman - STAGE MANAGER
Kaitlind is honoured to be a part of a Something For the Buoys team. Kaitlind grew up in Pembroke Ontario and is a graduate of George Brown's Dance Performance Program. Stage Managing Credits: Pitch Talks, Anatomy of a Dancer (Breakaway Entertainment), Baby Shark the Live Show (KOBA Entertainment), and for You Want It What Way? A Boy Band Tale (Frosted Tips Productions) Performance Credits: The Producers (Lower Ossington Theatre), Portrait of a Scandal (High Society Cabaret).
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