Attending her fifth and final year at Capilano University for a degree in music education, Monica Sumulong has been giving her all to what she does best — play bass. Through overloaded schedules and endless rehearsals, she found her passion in musical performance. Versatile in different styles, she has played with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, a local video game cover band, a few of the big bands and jazz choirs at Capilano University as well as her own jazz trio. With her most recent and exciting involvements of Tatters & Ravens, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen (Famous Artists), Secret Garden (Exit 22), My Fair Lady (Royal City Musical Theater), Hairspray and Oliver! (Theatre Under The Stars), last year’s production of Snapshots and an upcoming year of post secondary waiting, Monica is excited to be a part of the remount of Snapshots!
Musicians for our 2015 production. Check out our new production, running Nov. 23rd to Dec. 2nd, 2017 at Canadian Music Centre in BC!
Wendy was born and raised in New York. She is an ethnomusicologist, music director, composer/arranger, piano accompanist and vocal coach. She holds degrees from McGill and UBC (M.Mus. in ethnomusicology) and an advanced teaching license in Japanese shamisen and koto following many years study of traditional music in Japan. Wendy authored two books: Gambling Music of the Coast Salish Indians (National Museum of Man) and Northern Haida Songs (University of Nebraska Press), has over twenty of her choral arrangements published in the U.S. and Canada and recorded four CD’s of Jewish music.
Selected theatre credits (music director, conductor, composer, arranger) include: ten seasons at Theatre Under The Stars, Company (Skycorner), The Last Five Years (Roaring Lion), Ruthless! — the Musical (Ophidian), The One That Got Away (Electric Company), Little Mercy’s First Murder (Touchstone Theatre), Peer Gynt (Blackbird — Jessie Award, Outstanding Production), and The Thing About Men for Presentation House (co-produced by WRS Productions) and the Arts Club On Tour, The Story of My Life at the Revue Stage, Granville Island (co-produced by WRS Productions), The Girl In The Frame (Intimate Theatre Productions) and Magic to Do: a Stephen Schwartz Songbook. She is a founding director of Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!, a musical theatre program for talented youth, which just completed its 21st season.
Wendy has received two Jessie Award nominations as well as an Ovation! Award.
Mark has enjoyed playing for many local theatre productions, most recently Carrie: the Musical (Fighting Chance Productions), Legally Blonde (Theatre Under the Stars) and Cabaret (Pipedream). Personal favorites also include “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” (Live Stage), The Rocky Horror Show (FCP), and Rent (FCP). Mark is classically trained, an active singer/songwriter and session player, has toured with a number of rock bands, and is very active with his current acoustic project the Drive By Poets, and the symphonic metal band Ophelia Falling. Look out for his upcoming shows with Kitty Nights’ Live Rock Burlesque: A Tribute to Queen. Mark can be found teaching at the Mozart School of Music in Burnaby.