Carter-Ryan Presents

An unforgettable sEASON of Theatre

By day, the Carter-Ryan Gallery is home to the incomparable Jason Carter, Cree sculptor and painter. By night, the gallery comes to life with a new and different energy - MUSIC! PERFORMANCE! COMEDY! Carter-Ryan is proud to produce a season of fabulous live musical theatre offerings in the Bow Valley.

With performances in Banff and Canmore through January 2019, we've got shows that take you on a musical 'carpet ride' through Canada's incredible music history, a New York style Cabaret series, three outrageously funny gals who raise the bar on comedy, and evenings with a trio of icons from Banff, The Wardens. We're also returning to the Fairmont Banff Springs with the epic holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, this December (book early!) and Canada The Musical returns as well, during the holiday season! Join us in a truly unique venue, for an unforgettable evening of music, performance and laughter. 




WHEN: December 7 - 25, 2018

TIME: Tuesday - Friday at 8 PM, Saturday & Sundays 2 PM & 8 PM, Special Christmas Day Performances

WHERE: The Fairmont Banff Springs Theatre

WHAT: 100 Minutes (w intermission) /All Ages/Music and wickedly good storytelling/A Must.

THE CLASSIC IS BACK! Carter-Ryan Productions joins forces again with the Fairmont Banff Springs to bring you the Dickens classic as it returns to Castle at Christmas!! A fast paced, musical and terrific for all ages Christmas classic opens Dec 7, and is sure to have you in the Christmas spirit in no time. Puppetry, music and a fresh new twist on this classic will add magic to one of the most magical times of the year - Christmas!

CAST: Paul Cowling, Danik McAfee, Tessa Trach, Jameela McNeil and Nicholas Rose

STAGE MANAGER: Lloyd Oosthuizen


Canada The Musical

WHEN: December 13, 2018 - January 6, 2019

WHERE: Fairmont Banff Springs Theatre

WHAT: 80 Minutes/All Ages/Musical Theatre, Storytelling/A Really Good Time

PRICE: $32/Adults, $20/Children (3-12yrs)

"That song is Canadian!?" Oh yeah. You would be AMAZED how much REALLY GOOD music comes from Canada! 

Don't miss this evening of exhilarating music and often hilarious story telling as three incredible vocalists take you on a musical journey through Canada's awesome music history! Starting as far back as the 1500's with, what many agree to be, the first song of Canada, to the folk songs of settlement, to the age of radio. Shortly thereafter, we travel through an amazing folk movement led by Cohen, Murray, Mitchell and Buffy St. Marie. It's a 'magical music carpet ride' through the 70's (we don't want to 'Rush' you through this era), to the unforgettable 80's, hearing from the likes of Heart, Adams and the ultra odd, Men Without Hats, to name a few. The 90's are filled with Ladies; Twain, McLaughlin, Lavigne, Arden or the 'Bare-Naked' type (FYI - we're talking about the Bare Naked Ladies, the BAND, not the actual 'event'!! Important to clarify), to the 21st century, where things get "Feisty"! Bad puns aside, Beiber, Drake, The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, THE LIST GOES ON AND's a live musical cabaret celebration that will have you up on your feet! Whether you're a Canadian or just visiting, you'll leave having celebrated one of the things Canada does best - MAKE GREAT MUSIC!

Amazing Reviews: TrIp Advisor Carter-Ryan Gallery & Live Theatre

Cast: Sarah Irwin, Katelyn Morishita, Nicholas Rose

Stage Manager: Lloyd Oosthuizen


CAST - Christmas Theatre 2018

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Paul Cowling

A Christmas Carol

Paul is delighted to be here in the beautiful Rocky Mountains to help everyone celebrate the holiday season! Paul has been working as an actor for many years. He has worked across Canada from Vancouver to Prince Edward Island. Some favorite shows include Hamlet, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and The Glace Bay Miners Museum. Enjoy the show and a very Merry Christmas to you all!!!


Jameela McNeil

A Christmas Carol

Jameela is thrilled to be working with the cast, crew, and creative team here at Carter-Ryan Productions this holiday season! She is an Edmonton-based actor and graduate of MacEwan's Theatre Arts Program. Some credits include: All Shook Up, Soul Sistas (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), Sleeping Beauty (Capitol Theatre), and John Ware Reimagined (Workshop West Playwright's Theatre). Much love to family and friends, thank you for your support. Enjoy the show!


Tessa Trach

A Christmas Carol

Tessa has been studying, training and performing for more than 20 years and has worked professionally as an actor, singer, choreographer and sound designer. Recent credits include: Marty in Grease at Chemainus Theatre Festival and performing with Circle Bright in From Broadway with Love. Tessa has a Diploma in Music from Capilano University, a Bachelor of Performing Arts and is a graduate of Studio 58.


Danik McAfee

A Christmas Carol

Danik is an Algonquin Métis performer from Aylmer Québec. He is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Program at College Lionel-Groulx and the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Since his graduation, Danik has travelled across the country to perform in many theatres. Selected Theatre credits include: Timothy Findley’s The Wars (The Grand Theatre), The Dream Catchers (ChFestival 2017), Beauty and The Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar (LOT), Ohio and Tadeu (Rhubarb Festival 2015), GIG (Panasonic Theatre/CAL), Électro Bing Bang (Théâtre Novo), Weesageechak Festival 2017/2018 (Native Earth) and the Emcee in Cabaret with First Act Productions for which he has won the 2016 My Theatre Award for the best performance in a musical.

Furthermore, Danik is also an emerging Director and he has work on many productions such as: Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens (Director, Small But Mighty), The Charlottetown Festival 2018 Young Company (Ass. Director to Matt Murray), OLTA (YPT, Ass. Director to Mary Francis Moore), Dutch Mason (ChFestival 2018, Ass. Director to Mary Francis Moore), Moll World Premiere (Ass. Director to Tamara Bernier), A Glass Hive (Ass. Director to Bruce Dow), Skriker (Ass, Director to Darlene Spencer) and he also own Call It A Day Productions based in Toronto with whom he has directed The Life by Cy Coleman.

Danik is very pleased to work on A Christmas Carol with Carter-Ryan Productions and is very excited to share the work with everyone.


Nicholas Rose

A Christmas Carol / Canada The Musical

Nicholas is thrilled to be returning to another Christmas at the Castle after a wonderful Scrooge-filled holiday season last year. He is an actor, improviser and playwright from Vancouver, BC, and a graduate of the Vancouver Film School and Grant MacEwan’s Theatre Arts program.

For Carter-Ryan Productions: Oh What a Beautiful Morning!, Canada: The Musical, Mavericks of the Mountains, A Christmas Carol.

Elsewhere: Oh What a Beautiful Morning! (Citadel Theatre), Turandot (Edmonton Opera), Coriolanus, As You Like It (Freewill Shakespeare Festival), the world premier of The Opposite of Innocence (Rubid Theatre), the Canadian premier of Bunked!: A Camp Musical (Awkward Stage Productions/Ovation Award Winner). Film/TV: Wayward Pines (Fox), Haters Back Off (Netflix), The Tomorrow People (The CW). Nicholas will return to the Edmonton stage next year in Lend Me A Tenor at the Mayfield Theatre.

As always, love to his family and Dawson, and a thousand thanks to Bridget and Carter-Ryan Productions.


Sarah Irwin

Canada The Musical

Favourite past credits include: Mavericks of the Mountains, Canada The Musical (Banff Live Theatre) Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Broadway Live Broadway)The Last 5 Years (Storybook Theatre/Mark Bellamy),  Little Shop of Horrors (Company C/Liza Balkan), and Spring Awakening (ACT Theatre), for which she was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award in 2014.  

Sarah has been singing for 16 years and trained at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC. She has been featured in a national Swiss Chalet commercial, done multiple voiceover gigs, and landed a role in a feature film called Stand-up Man (Aram Collier) which is now making it’s way through the festival circuit.

She wants to thank her family and wonderful boyfriend for their ongoing support; as well as Bridget Ryan for providing the opportunity to sing and act in Banff.


Katelyn Morishita

Canada The Musical

Katelyn is a Calgary based actor. Katelyn Morishita is beyond excited to be a part of Canada the Musical with Carter-Ryan Productions and to be surrounded by the beautiful town of Canmore. Some of Katelyn's credits include; Rapunzel (Birnton Theatricals), Madagascar the Musical, Suessical the Musical, In The Heights, A New Brain (Storybook Theatre), Eden, The Field, Eclipsed (Liffey Players), Shrek the Musical (Storybook Theatre), August Osage County (Liffey Players), & Legally Blonde the Musical (Front Row Centre.) In Katelyn's downtime she runs her own small business and loves to spend time with her wonderful and supportive family and friends.


CREW - Christmas Theatre 2018

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Morgan McKee

Musical Director

Morgan is so pleased to be part of the Christmas Carol!  Morgan is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and since leaving New England 20 years ago he has been heavily involved in theatre in Alberta, playing for and musical directing shows all over the country.  He is also active as a jazz and pop pianist and has performed on stages for Edmonton Jazz fest, Jazz YYC, and the Sylvan Lake jazz fest, to name a few. He is active as a clinician and teacher in Central Alberta where he resides with his choreographer partner Elisa and his son Rainier.  Morgan hopes you enjoy the show!!


Lloyd Oosthuizen

Stage Manager

Lloyd Oosthuizen has worked in theatre in Ireland for over 8 years, honing his skills as a theatre technician in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

Shows previously worked on include Once The Musical, John B. Keane's 'The Field' (with Brian Dennehy), Enda Walsh's 'Ballyturk' (with Cillian Murphy) and the annual Christmas pantomime.

Recently relocated to Toronto, Lloyd is actively exploring theatre work within Canada, bringing his enthusiasm and expertise to any production.

Lloyd is proud to join Carter-Ryan productions and come on board as Stage Manager for this year's Christmas Theatre Season!


Brian Raine

Original Sound Design

Hailing from Yellowknife, NWT, Brian Raine started his musical education with piano lessons at age four.

After completing his Grade 10 RCM exam he auditioned at MacEwan University and was accepted into the Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular music program, majoring in Guitar Performance.

He graduated in 2015 and after a year of teaching Computers and Music at the University of Ottawa, Brian returned to Edmonton, Alberta to pursue a career as a guitarist, composer, band leader, music producer, music instructor, and videographer.

His recent works include the original Edmonton Musical "Almost Heroes" as well as the debut EP by Emily Nancy Guthrie & The Wildflowers. Brian Raine performs with Experience Points, Ways in Waves, Talltale, the Stephanie Urquhart Quartet, and Carmen Lucia.


Bridget Ryan

Writer/Director/ Co-Producer

Bridget Ryan is an award-winning actor, singer, playwright, director , television host and keynote speaker in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from MacEwan Theatre Arts program (and in 2008 was awarded Distinguished Alumni) and then went on to graduate from University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Upon completion, she moved to New York City, performing at The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama’s and several Off-Broadway theatres such as at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Present Company. She has performed in several national tours before getting off the stage to work alongside producers Richard Frankel, Marc Routh, Darryl Roth and Scott Rudin.

Bridget has performed at theatres all over Canada and the US and written four full length musicals including The Winters Tale Project and Wedlocked: The Musical (both with Chris Wynters) and  the plays Myles, The HypoAllergenic Superhero and His Superhero Friends, Counting Americans  and has been published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada.


Jason Carter

Set Design/Co-Producer

Jason is a Canadian Aboriginal visual artist specializing in contemporary sculpture, paintings, illustrations and public art. Jason has been commissioned by the Government of Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada Council for the Arts, The Alberta Foundation of the Arts, The Edmonton Arts Council, The Works International Visual Arts Society, Syncrude Canada, Indian And Northern Affairs, Travel Alberta, and has permanent installations at The Edmonton International Airport and the new Calgary International Airport.

He is excited and honoured to be working with Bridget Ryan in co-producing live theatre in Banff!