Cast biographies

Simon Goodwin (Frank ‘N’ Furter)

Simon_GoodwinSimon has been a fan of the RHS since he was a very young man and claims to have seen the original show on King St. in London, England not long after its inception. He is ‘just floored’ to have the opportunity to play the crazy and iconic character of Frank ’N’ Furter which he considers a bucket-list triumph. Involved in the local theatre scene since stumbling into it around the turn of the century, Simon has appeared in numerous productions from such notable companies as Ausable Theatre, Theatre Soup, LCP, MTP, Passionfool, Fountainhead and Iglesia Productions and now once again, Pacheco Theatre. With a stellar cast and crew, Simon hopes you have as much fun at the show as we will: ‘You better believe it baby!’

James Roberts (Brad Majors)

James_RobertsJames is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this fantastic production. He would like to thank his friends, family and the wonderful Kelsea Meredith for their continued support.

Mara Fraccaro (Janet Weiss)

Mara_FraccaroOriginally from Toronto, actor/singer Mara Fraccaro graduated with her BMus in Voice Performance with Distinction from Western University. Most recently, Mara played Maggie Pollitt in London Community Players’ production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, for which she received a nomination for Best Lead Actress at the Western Ontario Drama League festival. You may have seen her in a national McDonald’s commercial for the Shrimp McWrap back in summer 2014. Select professional/amateur theatre credits include: Desirée Armfeldt (A Little Night Music, Halifax Summer Opera Festival); Mathjam and PigMania! (All Together Now Entertainment, with Juno winners Judy & David); The Gold Bird and The Princess and the Pea (Solar Stage); Antonia (Man of La Mancha, Dreamtheatre Productions). Mara would like to thank John Pacheco for the opportunity to play another one of her dream roles, her fellow cast and crew members for making this an unforgettable experience, and her parents in advance for pretending she’s not their daughter as they watch this show.

Trevor Richie (Riff-Raff)

Trevor_RichieTrevor Richie is a fourth year student at Western University, currently finishing up his specialization in French studies with a minor in geography. He will be taking the knowledge he has acquired throughout his tenure at Western to teacher’s college this May, with Queen’s University as his first choice. Trevor has been no stranger to the London stage after moving away from his hometown of Chatham, Ontario. He has played the roles of Audrey II in King’s Players production of Little Shop of Horrors, as well as Jesus in Musical Theatre Production’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Trevor has one more production under his belt after he is finished as Riff-Raff, as he will be playing the role of Johnny in MTP’s production of Night of Noir this coming November. After a busy couple years on the stage, Trevor plans to take a step away from the theatre scene for a while.

Jenn Marino (Magenta)

Jenn_MarinoJenn is the lead singer of London’s own Rock ‘N’ Roll band – Hiroshima Hearts. After 7 years away from the theatre stage, Jenn returned as Judas in Musical Theatre Productions’ version of Jesus Christ Superstar. She is very excited to be back on stage and playing a life-long dream role as Magenta! Check out Hiroshima Hearts on Facebook or listen to their music at hiroshimahearts.bandcamp.com.

Mishqa Roberts (Columbia)

Mishqa_RobertsMishqa is excited to make her Pacheco Theatre debut with this talented team! Past credits include The Wizard of Oz (Saunders Musical Theatre) and numerous dance shows with Saunders Dance and Dance Extreme. She has extensive dance training in many styles including tap, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre. Enjoy the show!

Brendon Ainscow (Rocky)

Brendon_AinscowBrendon is excited (and/or apologetic) to be dancing around in his underwear again on stage in London. His most recent stage performances include Songs for a New World (Soloist), The Full Monty (Buddy “Keno” Walsh), Seussical: The Musical (Wickersham), and Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie).

Many thanks to John and the production team for allowing him the opportunity to work with such a talented cast and crew! Enjoy the Show!!

Jeff Werkmeister (Dr. Scott)

Jeff_WerkmeisterJeff is once again very excited to be working with John and company on this fantastic production. Recent personal credits include: John Dodge in Middletown, various characters in Metamorphoses, Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird (London Community Players), Reverend Hale in The Crucible, Birdboot in The Real Inspector Hound, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Larry in 7 Stories (Passionfool Theatre), McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Pacheco Theatre) Ross in The Goat, Carter in Fat Pig, (Fountainhead Theatre), Mr. Dumby in Lady Windermere’s Fan (Theatre Soup), Marc Emery in Citizen Marc – The Adventures of Marc Emery (Doty Docs). Jeff is also a co-writer and performer of the alternative sketch comedy super group Fully Insured.

Zach Fulkerson (Eddie)

Zach_FulkersonZach is currently at the University of Windsor completing his Bachelor of Education degree. This is his second stage performance, having performed the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in 2008. Zach is also the protégé of musical director, Igor Saika.

Rebecca Hall (Usherette, Ensemble)

Rebecca_HallThis is Rebecca’s first show with Pacheco Theatre, but she has been performing for over 10 years. In recent years, Rebecca played the role of Artistic Director for Queen’s Students on Broadway at Queen’s University in Kingston. Rebecca is excited to be back in London and to join this crazy talented cast!

Previous Credits: Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), Spring Awakening (Anna), Nunsense (Sister Mary Hubert), Grease (Jan), Cinderella (Minerva), RENT (Joanne), Kiss Me Kate (Lilli Vanessi)

John Garlicki (Narrator)

John_GarlickiJohn was last seen as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace (London Community Players). Other memorable roles include Capt. Whitaker in A Few Good Men (By The Book Theatre), Paul Mitchell in Skin Deep by Trish West, and Chief Bromden in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Pacheco Theatre). John is very excited to be part of a musical for the first time with this incredibly talented and dedicated cast and crew. Thanks to his family and friends for all their support. Enjoy the show everybody! “It’s just a jump to the left…”

Alicia D’Ariano (Ensemble)

Alicia_DArianoAlicia is thrilled to be making her Pacheco Theatre debut with such an amazing and talented cast and crew! Highlights in the past include: Jesus Christ Superstar (MTP), Wizard of Oz, Footloose (OKTC), and now The Rocky Horror Show! Next, see Alicia in MTP’s Night of Noir in November! Enjoy the show.

Charly Buck (Ensemble)

Charly_BuckBorn and raised in Port Dover, this is Charly’s first production in London. She is thrilled to be part of such an amazing cast and crew! For Pacheco Theatre: Debut. Elsewhere: Florence in The Odd Couple (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Vivien Bliss in Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Cecily in The Importance of Being Ernest (Simcoe Little Theatre), Lucy in Dracula: A Love Story (Brant Theatre Works), Various in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (DK Productions), Doo-Wop Girl in Little Shop Of Horrors (Simcoe Little Theatre), Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Norfolk).

Kate Deman (Ensemble)

Kate_DemanKate is very excited to be performing in her first show with Pacheco Theatre! Some of her previous credits include: High Priest in Jesus Christ Superstar, Shelly in Bat Boy (MTP), Shelly in Evil Dead and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Iglesia Productions), Maureen in Rent (Vauxpunk Opera), and Amber in Hairspray (Beal Musical Theatre). Kate would like to thank Adam, Ian, and her family for all of their love and support.

Patrick Avery-Kenny (Ensemble)

Patrick_KennyPatrick is very excited to be a part of this production, his debut with Pacheco Theatre. After spending two years in shows through his school, Patrick is excited to finally do a show within the London community. He is a dog lover by day and a Frank ‘N’ Furter lover by night! Patrick would like to thank the cast, and his friends and family for their love and support. Enjoy the show.

Dylan Rock (Ensemble)

Dylan_RockDylan is very thrilled to be working with this cast and crew in his Pacheco Theatre debut, many of whom he’s had the pleasure of working with in the past. He is not actually related to Patrick Avery-Kenny. Dylan enjoys his martinis with three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, and half a measure of Kina Lillet. Stirred, not shaken, because only a fool would shake a gin martini. Dylan would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support of his love of theatre.

Rob Verkest (Ensemble)

Rob_VerkestAfter a year’s hiatus from theatre, Rob is excited to be doing his first musical and debut with Pacheco Theatre. Previous roles include the Genie in Panto Aladdin, playing four different characters in Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out and mostly recently worked with the TV show Murdoch Mysteries‘ live fan events in Toronto. Rob will be playing a woodsman in the upcoming commercial for Fisherman’s Friend. Rob is tickled “pink” to be in this show and thanks John for the opportunity.

Coming soon!

Tommy