Trey Parker wrote and directed his first feature film, Cannibal! The Musical, while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder. A few years later, Trey co-created the hit animated series 'South Park' with Matt Stone (his college friend and Cannibal! producer).
Debuting on Comedy Central in 1997 and currently in its 16th Season, 'South Park' has won 4 Emmy Awards, as well as the coveted Peabody Award. The same year 'South Park' debuted, Parker wrote, directed, and starred in the film Orgazmo.
Two years later, Parker and Stone released the critically-acclaimed feature film, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. The musical, which Parker directed and co-wrote earned an Oscar nomination for best song ('Blame Canada') and a NY Film Critics Award. In 2004, the pair returned to theaters with Team America: World Police, an action movie co-written and directed by Parker that starred a cast of marionettes.
A long-time dream of Parker's was to write a musical for Broadway and together with Matt Stone and Bobby Lopez (Avenue Q, Frozen) they created the satirical classic smash hit; The Book of Mormon, which went on to win nine Tony Awards including 'Best Musical.' Trey Parker is originally from Evergreen, Colorado.
Christopher Bond is best known as the director, co-creator and co-composer of the hit show, Evil Dead - The Musical. He developed and directed Evil Dead since 2002, including the show’s US debut Off-Broadway (nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical) and its return to Canada at the Diesel Playhouse (Winner of the 2007 Dora Mavor Moore Audience Choice Award) which also received a Dora nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Musical. Evil Dead - The Musical is now playing all over the world including productions in Korea, Japan, Spain and touring across the US with Starvox Entertainment. In 2013, Christopher worked with George A. Romero, where he co-wrote and directed the official stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead... Live!
Christopher’s writing and composition credits for the big and small screen, with co-writer Trevor Martin include A Little Bit Zombie, (Best Feature award at the 2013 Canadian Film Festival , Best Feature Fantaspoa Brazil, Canadian Comedy Award for Best Screenplay and currently being distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment), PatchTown (Best Feature at the 2014 Canadian Film Festival and distributed by Kino Lorber) and Acting Up (upcoming original musical series created for the Corus network).
Christopher is pumped to finally bring this re-imagining of Cannibal! The Musical to the masses! Many, many, many thanks to Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Jason McHugh who trusted us with their camp classic. Thanks to my writing partner Trevor Martin, along with co-composer Aaron Eyre who made this Cannibal even more delicious. And finally to Corey Ross and the good people at Starvox Entertainment who made it all happen. Let’s eat! You can follow Chris on twitter @bondochrisbond.
Trevor Martin is an actor/writer/improviser based out of Toronto. Stage credits include Night of the Living Dead Live; the Toronto and Just For Laughs casts of Evil Dead - The Musical; Just For Laughs All Star Gala with John Cleese; and the Canadian National tour of Stephen Harper the Musical. He has also performed for the Second City Toronto Mainstage and Touring Companies and at the Toronto Sketchfest, Los Angeles Comedy Festival and the Chicago Improv Festival. Film and television appearances include The Ron James Show, Flashpoint and Warehouse 13.
With his writing partner, Christopher Bond, he co-wrote the rom-zom comedy A Little Bit Zombie, which won Best Feature at the Canadian Film Festival and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Feature Screenplay. Martin and Bond recently collaborated on a feature adaptation of the short film Patch Town (official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival) , also a winner of Best Feature at the Canadian Film Festival, and a selection of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
For the stage he co-wrote the comedy George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead Live with Dale Boyer and Christopher Bond (executive producer George A. Romero), and with Bond, adapted the Trey Parker film Cannibal the Musical for the stage, which is due to premiere in Toronto in the upcoming year.
Aaron is thrilled to be a part of this talented team! He is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with degrees in Composition and Theatre, and is the recipient of the NUMUS Award for Composition for The Poison Tree. Selected credits as Music Director include Little Women (Theatre Sheridan), In Flanders Fields (Smile Theatre) Evil Dead: The Musical U.S. Tour (STARVOX) Let the Sunshine In (Welcome Wood), Central Park Tango (Theatre Sheridan/CMTP), The Last Five Years (Angelwalk). Also an accomplished choral conductor and vocal arranger, Aaron conducted the Note by Note Singers in a tribute concert for Canadian choral composer Alfred Kunz. Aaron arranged music for The Nick Drake Project and composed new material for Trey Parker's Cannibal!
Founded in 2005 by Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment is ranked number 17 on Profit Magazine's list of Toronto's top 50 growth companies in 2013. Starvox produces, manages, represents and promotes cross-over performing arts shows that tour across Canada and the United States, as well as México, China, the Middle East and Europe.
In 2013, Mr. Ross was a producer on the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS and remounted Evil Dead - The Musical to record-breaking sales in Toronto and Philadelphia. Starvox is also the producer of the National tour of HAIR. Starvox is the producer of the successful Harry Potter themed off-Broadway sensation Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience which continues to tour and experience sold-out engagements across the United States, Canada, and Mexico as part of its’ 2013-14 tour. A second North American tour is planned for the 2014-15 season.
Starvox has presented three productions written and directed by Woody Harrelson, John Malkovich in Giacomo Variations, and nationally broadcast concerts for the Stephen Lewis Foundation featuring Alicia Keys and Annie Lennox. Starvox is currently working with Beyonce's creative team, producing a multi-million dollar reboot of the classic Las Vegas revue show Jubilee for Caesars Casino.
Jason McHugh is an American transmedia producer, writer and actor, who produced Trey Parker’s first two feature films Cannibal! The Musical and Orgazmo with Matt Stone. McHugh also plays Frank Miller in Cannibal! and part of the film crew in Orgazmo. The South Park character 'Jason' is an homage to McHugh, who also worked on the pilot episode of South Park.
McHugh went on to produce one of the very first streaming media websites before getting drafted to work with rock legends Perry Farrell and Les Claypool. McHugh wrote, produced and directed, Mindfield, a text messaging prankster game, created by Perry Farrell, and played by thousands of rock fans at Lollapalooza for several years.
He produced and acted in Les Claypool's Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo, a mockumentary about 'Jam Rock' that featured Matt Stone, Seth Green, Bob Weir, Cannibal star Dian Bachar, South Park writer Kyle McCulloch and many more.
In 2011, he released a book titled Shpadoinkle: The Making of Cannibal! The Musical, which chronicles all aspects of the making of Cannibal! Besides producing the original feature film, McHugh has executive produced dozens of Cannibal! The Musical stage shows since 1998.
Jackie has worked as a set and costume designer in Montreal, Chicago and Toronto, and her work has toured internationally. She has taught set and costume design in the US, and studied theatre design at Concordia (Montreal) and Northwestern (Chicago). In addition, she is a production designer and art director for film and television. Selected theatre design credits include: Sexy Laundry (Theatre Aquarius) Annie Mae’s Movement, The Place Between, Salt Baby, Almighty Voice and His Wife, Giiwedin, Tombs of the Vanishing Indian, From Thine Eyes (NEPA), Antigone Insurgency, Someone is Going to Come, Talking Masks, Like the First Time, Charge of the Expormidable Moose (One Little Goat), Gas Girls (New Harlem Productions), The Making Of St. Jerome (eastBOUND Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (TD Dream in High Park/Can Stage), Zadie's Shoes (Factory Theatre), Brown Balls (Fu-Gen), The Swearing Jar (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Dirty Butterfly (Bound to Create). Jackie was named in NOW magazine's Top 10 Theatre Artists of 2009 and has received 4 Dora nominations for outstanding set design. This is Jackie's 7th year designing for the George Brown Repertory productions. Thanks to Sue, Todd and the entire production team.
Claudia is a Toronto based designer for theatre and television. She has designed sets for Isaac Mizrahi, Joan Rivers, and Suzanne Somers for broadcast (Rogers Media). Theatre credits include 'Evil Dead - The Musical' (Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment/Just for Laughs/Starvox Entertainment) and 'Night of the Living Dead' (Nictophobia Films). Claudia is a graduate of York University’s Theatre Program and the University of Toronto's Graduate Drama Program.
Stacey Renee Maroske
Stacey Renee Maroske is a Toronto based performer, singer, dancer, musician, teacher, adjudicator, & award winning choreographer. A York University graduate, Stacey is the director of her own company: 'The Next Level Entertainment' which previously produced the Next Level Dance Convention, featuring famous choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing With The Stars. Stacey’s company also produces live shows, entertainment, and musical acts/bands for corporate events & theme parks across North America including Ontario Place, Canada’s Wonderland, & Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Stacey has had the opportunity to choreograph for numerous music videos, commercials, television, and live shows including Night of The Living Dead Live, and the 2013/14 & 2014/15 national tours of Evil Dead - The Musical. Many thanks to the amazing cast and crew, and to my lovely family and friends.
Mike is a Juno-award winning composer, producer, singer/songwriter and guitarist. His previous band, The Killjoys, recorded four albums throughout the 90s garnering nation-wide acclaim with singles such as, ‘Soaked’ and ‘Rave and Drool’. Trebilcock has since composed music for many short films (The Tenant, Seedless Suicide) and television shows (Christine Cushing Live, Comedy at Club 54). His music has appeared in films starring the likes of Chris Penn and Charles Bronson. Mike's strong network of top-rate internationally-celebrated musicians, songwriters, and producers puts him in the unique position of being able to create signature sounds with wide appeal for his own projects and for those who seek his talent, guidance, and artistic integrity. Mike has most recently co-composed, performed and produced music for 'George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead Live'.
Michelle is an award-winning lighting designer who works with dance, theatre and opera companies across Canada. She has designed for: Modern Times, Foo Productions, Stand Up Dance, New Harlem, Shaw Festival, Cahoots Theatre Company, Blue Ceiling Dance, fu-Gen, The Theatre Centre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Human Cargo, Factory Theatre, Theatre Rusticle, National Arts Centre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts, Mirvish Productions, Theatre Passe Muraille and Tarragon Theatre. She has received five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a SATAward and in 2008 she received the Pauline McGibbon Award.
Marina is a graduate from the Visual and Creative Arts and Advanced Special Effects programs from Sheridan College. Her recent work includes an award winning zombie short, dinosaurs and Evil Dead - The Musical. She paints in her free time.
Scott Patterson feels right at home working on a show like Cannibal the Musical. His gruesome work has also been featured on stage in Evil Dead - The Musical and Night of the Living Dead Live. A long time fan of horror and comedy cannibal brings the perfect mix of both for Scott. ‘The movie has always been a favorite but the live show really takes both these elements over the top’. Scott has worked on wide range of projects from museum dinosaurs to Halloween haunts to Horror fan favorites like MULCH. You can see more of Scotts work in the upcoming history channel series The Great Canadian Dinosaur Hunt. He wishes all of you a shpadoinkle day.
Selected Sound Design credits: Once On This Island (Acting Up Stage); Annie, Cinderella, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Princess and the Handmaiden, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Wizard of Oz (YPT); Seussical (YPT/Citadel Theatre); Romeo & Juliet, Spamalot!, Sound of Music, Little Women (Citadel Theatre); God of Carnage, Clybourne Park, Stuff Happens (Studio 180/Mirvish); Our Class, The Overwhelming, Blackbird (Studio 180); Great Expectations, Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); Speaking in Tongues, Through the Leaves, Festen, Marion Bridge (Company Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage); A Synonym for Love (Volcano Theatre); Evil Dead - The Musical (Off B’way & Toronto); A Beautiful View (da da kamera)
Larissa is the casting director for 'Degrassi' (seasons 13, 14 &15) and the new exciting series 'Open Heart' (season 1) both with Epitome pictures. She is also casting a new and series for PBS and Sinking Ship Entertainment called 'Odd Squad'. Larissa is also working on an electrifying new series called 'Make It Pop' with DHX Media created by Tommy Lynch and produced by Nick Canon. For YTV and Amaze Films she just finished casting a series called 'The Stanley Dynamic'. In addition, two feature films called 'Full Out', which follows the true story of American gymnast Ariana Berlin and the movie musical 'Country Crush'. Upcoming she will be casting Milton’s Secret based on the novel by: Eckhart Tolle & Robert Friedman. In addition she’s been involved in the casting of such television series’ as 'Mummies Alive' for History Television, starring the voice of Jason Priestley, and the 'Winnipeg Comedy Festival Gala' for CBC for the past three years, plus Season 2 of the hit show 'The L.A. Complex' which aired on CW and Much, produced by Epitome Pictures.
In 2001 she co-founded a theatre company in her hometown called 'Theatre by the Bay' (www.theatrebythebay.com).
It was a thrill to cast the musical 'CATS' for Nu Entertainment presented at the Panasonic Theatre.
Casting 'Cannibal! The Musical' was a collective that included her Associates: Sheena Clowater, Jen Smardenkas and Rebecca Moran. Sheena, Jen and Rebecca are the most incredible team any Casting Director could ask for.
Enjoy the show!
Christina Cicko (stage manager) is thrilled to be working on Cannibal! The Musical! Christina stage managed five The Second City Toronto mainstage revues, including Rebel Without A Cosmos, Dora nominated Sixteen Scandals and The Memeing of Life. She also spent five years stage managing their Touring Company and family shows. Selected Second City tours include iLove, Miracle on Mercer Street and Facebook of Revelations. Other selected credits include: U.S. National Tour of Susanna Hamnett’s Nearly Lear, Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, The National Theatre of the World’s Impromptu Splendor and Script Tease Project; a US National Tour of Stellaluna. Christina would like to thank Christopher, Corey, Jessica and the entire Cannibal team for making this production divertido! A special thank you to Kathleen for her continuing support.
Ever since she was a little girl, Christina Spina has been infatuated with the art of disguise. Introduced to horror and gore films at a young age by her two older brothers, she adored Lon Chaney's Phantom & Boris Karloff as Frankenstein. It was only natural that Christina would grow up to be a make up artist, practicing the technique of special effects.
With a Fine Art background in Sculpture, Christina has found a happy balance between her two passions; beauty and gore. As an established artist living in the city of Toronto, the OCAD Alumni has had several art shows, produced memorable sculptures and installations, leaving her crowds thoroughly entertained. As an artist in the film, television, and theatre worlds, her theatre credits include Evil Dead The Musical, and Night of the Living Dead Live.
Adam is a sound designer based in Toronto. Select design credits include: Alligator Pie, The Cherry Orchard (Soulpepper); James and the Giant Peach (YPT); Sweeney Todd, Elf – The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Jungle Book (Neptune); Lost In Yonkers, Visiting Mr. Green (HGJT); Driving Miss Daisy, Educating Rita, Third Floor (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Fool For Love (Red One Theatre); The Shepard Plays (Candles are for Burning); For The Pleasure Of Seeing Her Again (Festival Players of Prince Edward County). Adam is also a record producer who has worked with Juno award winners Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko, Grand Prix Du Jazz award winner Nick 'Brownman' Ali, and The ElastoCitizens. He recently designed sound for the animated film Tin Canyon