The 11 O’Clock Number! is an award winning improvised musical in it’s 6th season!
JANUARY 19th – Life as a Musical – 9 PM – Tickets Available at the Door
JANUARY 26th – All Female/ Non Binary Show! 9 PM – Tickets Available at the Door or ONLINE
FEBRUARY 16th – LOVE – 9 PM – Tickets Available at the Door –
FEBRUARY 23rd – Life as a Musical – 9 PM – Tickets Available at the Door
MARCH 9th – FRIENDS an improvised sitcom musical – 9 PM – Tickets Available at the Door
MARCH 16th – With special KID-prov guests – 9 PM – Tickets Available at the Door
MARCH 23rd – An musical improv TALK SHOW – 9 PM – Tickets Available at the Door
APRIL – SHOWS MOVE TO THE NEW THEATRE!
Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84th Ave BASEMENT THEATRE
Note- Please enter through the Garden Door on the West Side of the building.
“Solid laughs no matter when you go!” Orlando Sentinel
“Hilarious! The show left me laughing uncontrolably” Edmonton Journal
“Fantastic Show!” The Buzz Winnipeg
“…Guffaw inducing, genre hopping, zinger-laden mess of fabulous foolishness in four and sometimes five part harmony” CBC
“What they do seems virtually impossible!” Breakfast Television
Please email us if you are interested in Auditioning. We hold Auditions 1-2 times per year.
Andy has worked for many years as an Actor, Director, Improviser and Educator across Alberta. Currently he works for Theatre Alberta to deliver Theatre programming all over the Province. Andy is thrilled to be part of the cast of The 11 O'clock Number!
Founder, Artistic Director, Improv Ensemble
Byron is the Founder and Artistic Director of Grindstone Theatre. Directing credits include Urinetown The Musical, Here Lies Henry, The Adventures of Chucky and Reggie and The 11 O'clock Number. Byron was nominated for Outstanding Artistic Director at the 2015 Mayors Celebration for the Arts. Byron is a Sterling Award nominated Actor and has worked for The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Actors Theatre, The Plain Janes, Alberta Opera, The Capitol Theatre, Trunk Theatre, Rapid Fire Theatre, Theatre YES, Poiema/Theatre Public, The Citizens Theatre (UK) and The National Theatre of Scotland (UK). He has taught improv and acting for Concrete Theatre, Trickster Theatre, St. Albert Children's Theatre and The R.C.S Glasgow. He is a graduate of the MacEwan Theatre Arts program and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (MA Musical Theatre Performance). In his spare time Byron works as a professional magician.
Technical Director, Bookings Coordinator
Born and raised in Edmonton, Candice recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in Drama with a minor in Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She carries in her back pocket, performance, clown, design, directing and stage management experience. She recently stage managed for the University's New Works Festival, Princess Bear (2016), ABBEDAM's Spring Awakening (2015) and Fool Spectrum Theatre's E-Town Clown Cabaret (2014-2015). She is delighted to be a part of The 11 O'clock Number team!
Caroline makes up songs in her daily life and is at a loss for words that she can now do this on stage with other talented people. Her experience performing with Edmonton Musical Theatre (Music of the Night, Broadway Rocks, Ladies in Lights) and her training with Rapid Fire Theatre has helped prepare her for this opportunity. Apart from live theatre she also enjoys writing, editing, and acting in short films - several of which are award winning! You can also find her writing and performing parodies at Edmonton's monthly Weird Al Karaoke showcase. As an aside, look for her beloved character "Mammogran" out in the comedy world. Thank you to Grindstone for this opportunity. Now, let's sing and have some fun!
Cassie James is an Edmonton-based actress, improviser, singer, and musician. With a passion for storytelling and spontaneously creating music, Cassie is honoured to return as a cast member of the 11 O' clock Number. She is currently studying her BA in Drama at the University of Alberta, and has been classically trained in voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music at MacEwan. She began improvising around five years ago and has performed in the finals of the Canadian Improv Games and the Nosebowl competition with Rapid Fire Theatre. Recent stage credits include Spring Awakening (Scona Alumni Theatre Co.) and Rent (Strathcona Theatre Co.). When she is not performing, Cassie enjoys learning new instruments or going behind the scenes as a stage manager. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Assistant Director, Improv Ensemble
Dallas Friesen has been with Grindstone Theater for 3 years now. Dallas is a current student at Concordia University and he has been in a few shows while studying at Concordia University College of Alberta such as Village of Idiots, The Seagull, and Joseph and the Amazing Techicoloured Dream Coat. Dallas is finishing his last year of university, what happens next who knows!
Dan is an Edmonton-based music director, composer, and freelance musician. Recent music direction includes Ordinary Days (Straight Edge Theatre), Personals (Foote in the Door Productions), Calvin Berger (Three Form Theatre), Jane Eyre (Two One-Way Tickets) and CARRIE: the Musical (50% Fruit Theatre). Daniel was a 2012 winner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Young Composer's Project, and the 2013 winner of the Canadian Music Centre's Emerging Composer Competition. His music has been performed by the orchestras in Edmonton and Winnipeg, as well as at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Dan is currently finishing up his Bachelor's Degree of Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music with a Composition major at MacEwan University.
Ed is elated to join the wonderful and wacky world of the 11 O'Clock number! He began improvising in 2013 and has since honed his musical, movement, and improv-fu with Rapid Fire Theatre, Mile Zero Dance Society, Chicago's iO Theatre, and The Second City. He feels incredibly fortunate and honored to perform alongside the talented cast and crew of Grindstone Theatre. A founding member of all-lawyer troupe The Novus Actors, Ed has proudly achieved the Reverse Batman, fighting injustice by day and playing a millionaire at night. Recent stage credits include Lend Me a Tenor (Players de Novo), the Portuguese Riding Lesson (Novus Actors / Teatro la Quindicina), and Mary Poppins (Festival Players).
Josh is honoured and privileged to be working alongside the amazing cast and crew of the 11 O'Clock Number. Josh began his improv training with Rapid Fire Theatre's academy and has since grown a love for chasing danger and embracing the chaos that is improv. As an improviser Josh also works with Go 4 Broke Productions and is the artistic director of KidLibs Theatre. Josh is also a playwright and is currently the Playwright in Residence at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre. When not improvising you can see Josh attempting to taint the minds of youth as an educator and substitute teacher.
Joyanne is ecstatic to be joining the cast of the 11 O'Clock Number! An Edmonton-based actor/singer/teacher, Joyanne has performed and taught in various capacities in Edmonton, Dublin, and Ottawa. Previous performance credits include Stella Deems in Follies (Walterdale Theatre), April in Company (Confidential Musical Theatre Project), Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Orpheus Musical Theatre Society), Trix the Aviatrix in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Caroline Neville in Titanic: The Musical (TOWTTB). Joyanne was also the Apprentice Musical Director for The Who's Tommy (Orpheus Musical Theatre Society). Currently you can find Joyanne doing a great many things, from teaching Musical Theatre at the Foote Theatre School and helping her students in Beaumont create their own plays, to co-directing a children's choir in Vegreville and ministering to youth in her home parish. Now she's adding improv to the mix and is excited to flex that muscle. Hope you enjoy the show!
Open Jam Director, Improv Ensemble
Katie Hudson loves story-telling. She is proud to have been involved in some of the very first productions of several local theatre companies including Punctuate Theatre’s Performance Series, Thou Art Here Theatre, Cardiac Theatre, and Grindstone Theatre. Katie has improvised with Grindstone, Die Nasty & The Capitol Theatre— taking her improv to both Phoenix and New York. Katie teaches Drama & Improv at Edmonton Dance Theatre, North Millbourne Community League and is the founder of Grindstone’s Open Jam. Katie holds a BA Honours in Drama from the U of A and a Television Diploma from NAIT. She also owns a videography company —Katie Elizabeth Studio—where she helps share people’s real life stories on screen. Katie would not have done any of these things without the privilege of being able to pursue her dreams - and the strength and love of her family and friends - to whom she owes it all.
Liam has been performing ever since he was a wee little lad, and has enjoyed every minute of it. He is an alumni of Ardrossan High School’s theatre program, the Elk Island Regional Honour Choir, and is currently enrolled in Grant Macewan’s Musical Theatre Arts program. Acting, singing, writing, and creating are a few of the things that Liam hopes to improve both in and out of The 11 O’Clock Number. Liam feels blessed to be a part of such an incredible ensemble of artists and thanks God every day for the support from his teachers and family, especially his two amazing parents.
This summer Malachi made his Fringe debut in Grindstone’s production of Urinetown as Tiny Tom. Other favorite roles include The Man In Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone and Willard in Footloose at MacEwan University. He’s very excited to continue working with Grindstone Theatre!
Mark is an Edmonton-based actor, director, improviser, clown, and teacher. He is an Artistic Associate for Thou Art Here Theatre. Mark holds a B.A. Drama Honors from the University of Alberta and a Physical Theatre and Ensemble certification from Dell Arte International in Blue Lake, California and is currently completing an Education Degree to become a drama teacher. He primarily works on developing new work and has a passion for movement and teaching. Recent acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Thou Art Here), Love's Labour's Lost (Studio Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre), and Much Ado about Nothing (Media Room). Recent directing credits include Kill Shakespeare (Thou Art Here), The 11 O'clock Number, Honk! (Grindstone Theatre), Escape from Happiness (Assistant Director - Citadel Robbins Academy), Ride (Assistant Director, Northern Light Theatre), and Shake the Bar (Thou Art Here Theatre).
Marc is an Edmonton based actor, singer and dancer. Being that he has recently graduated from the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting Program you may know him as Deon in Colleen Murphy’s Bright Burning. This Fringe Marc appeared in Urinetown The Musical and Ruination.
Mhairi Berg is excited to directing Season 6 of The 11 O'Clock Number! In 2012, Mhairi received her Master of Arts in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since moving back to Canada, Mhairi has been a theatre instructor at the Foote Theatre School at the Citadel, dance instructor at Festival Place, as well as a voice and piano instructor at the Sherwood Park School of Music. Mhairi has taught for Theatre Alberta's Arts Trek and is the Musical Director at several High Schools in Edmonton.
Michelle is an Edmonton based actress, dancer, improvisor, and playwright. She is currently studying Drama at the University of Alberta in the BA Honours program and this also marks her second year in the Citadel Young Playwriting Company. Michelle started dancing when she was a wee little 3 year old and went on to compete around the province and receive her Cecchetti Ballet Major Certificate. She started improvising about 5 years ago and cannot get enough of it, so she also works with the University Improv Group (UIG), and performs in festivals with them from time to time.
Monica is delighted to play along with the cast of The 11 O'Clock Number. A graduate of the University of Alberta's BFA Acting program, she has had the pleasure of performing and teaching throughout Alberta. You can also catch Monica in her regular roles as Harried Mother of Girl Children and Professional Bookworm.
Nathalie is a theatre graduate from the University of Alberta with a background in sketch comedy writing and performance. She first joined the comedy world as a performer, writer, and Head of Stage of the Sheffield Comedy Revue, a sketch comedy group based in Sheffield, UK. She has since been doing comedy in fringe festivals around the world and hopes to one day meet a real live poodle. You can bet Nathalie won’t let the lack of poodles in her life get her down - you can find her every second Wednesday performing as a member of The Debutantes, an Edmonton-based comedy sketch group. Nat is thrilled to be part of the talented cast of the 11 O’clock Number and looks forward to one day making the 11 O’clock Number show an all-poodle comedy bonanza.
In search of new adventures and theatrical thrills, Nicole ventured forth into the world of improv via yegDND in March 2013 and was most recently seen in their Edmonton Fringe production of yegDND: Improv Edition. Nicole is a graduate of the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and holds a BA Honours Degree in Acting (Musical Theatre). She is also the recipient of the Spotlight Casting Directory's award for the UK's Most Promising New Actress (2003). Previous performance credits include: Mother Swan/Maureen/Lowbutt (Honk! the Musical), Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut (Avenue Q), Sally Bowles (Cabaret), Maureen Johnson (Rent), and Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street). Nicole is also the Edmonton Producer for Terry Shane Murder Mysteries and is excited to be part of Grindstone Theatre's 3rd Season of The 11 O'Clock Number. Nicole loves theatre and has done everything from singing high Cs to wielding a nail gun on many a set. Sometimes she does this at the same time...
Paige Knickle is an improvisor, vocalist, audio engineer, and web designer. Born to be crazy and raised in Edmonton, Paige had a first taste of improv in high school participating in the Nose Bowl Competition. Select theatre credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, the Leading Player in Pippin, and Zubaida Ula in The Laramie Project. Paige often gigs in and around the city with the band Hold for Home. Paige recently co-produced Grindstone Theatre’s Musical Mixtape and improvised in the 11 O’Clock Number, both at the 2017 Edmonton Fringe Festival. Paige is thrilled to be back working with the fabulous folk of Grindstone Theatre’s 11 O’Clock Number!
Paul is an actor, musician and songwriter. Recent acting performances include Working and A New Brain (Plain Jane Theatre). He is a musical improvisor with Die-Nasty, Rapid Fire Theatre, Atomic Improv, and Grindstone Theatre. Over the years Paul has written a number of musicals for the Fringe, including Kink, Reefer Madness, and Papa Died Under One of those Great Big Heads on Easter Island. He's enjoying being the baddie in such a cast of goodies.
This is Rachel's fourth season performing in Grindstone Theatre's The 11 O'Clock Number and she is ecstatic to be performing with such a talented cast. Rachel's Acting credits include The Secret Garden directed by Michelle Rios, Pacific Time written by David Haas, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol, and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Rachel is a graduate of Drama and English at Concordia University College of Alberta. When she isn't on stage she is working behind the scenes on props and costumes. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Sue is an emerging Edmonton actor who is so incredibly excited to be a part of the 11 O'Clock Number! When she's not on stage, Sue is pursuing a BA in Drama and a BEd in Secondary Education at the University of Alberta. She was last seen at the Edmonton Fringe in the premiere of ALMOST HEROES - A SUPER NEW MUSICAL as Hot Chocolate
Trent is excited to be working with the 11 O'Clock number! He is an emerging Stage Manager, Theatre Technician, & Lighting Designer based in Edmonton Alberta. Lighting Design credits include Retake for AM Choreography & Krista Posyniak and Letters & Words for Synaethesis Dance Theatre. Selected Stage Management credits include Spring Awakening for Actor's Company Theatre,The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux for the Grand Theatre, Death of a Salesman, A Few Good Men, Spring Awakening, and The Winter's Tale Project for the Citadel Theatre, Dance Masters for the Banff Arts Centre, Chapter Two and Mary's Wedding for Capitol Theatre,The Book of Jobes for Kompany Theatre, La Chaise Perdue for L'uni Theatre, and The Spiral Dive Trilogy for theatREpublic and WorkshopWest. Trent is also active in Edmonton's busy festival season programming entertainment for a Taste of Edmonton & the Silver Skate Festival.
Vicky Berg has been an active part of Edmonton’s music scene since graduating from Grant MacEwan University’s Music Program in 2009. With a diploma in piano performance, following a childhood studying classical music, Vicky’s knowledge and experience has led her to a wide spectrum of performing. Her work includes: Musical Director for Urinetown The Musical (Grindstone Theatre), accompanying many choirs and singers in Edmonton, a musician for Rapid Fire Theatre, performing as a member in The Lindsey Walker Band, Jordan Norman and the Wisdom Teeth, and The AM Radio. She has even toured across North America. Vicky is also an active singer/songwriter and released her first full length album, The Light Between the Stars, in June of 2013. Vicky is super stoked to be the Musical Director for The 11 O’clock Number!
Zachary is an Edmonton based actor, singer and dog lover. His improv passion began in highschool, where he participated in the Nosebowl and CIG tournaments, and he is excited to continue pursuing this love with the 11 O'Clock Number. He is currently studying Theatre Arts at Macewan University. Recent performance credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona (Primestock Theatre), Antony and Cleoptra (Primestock Theatre), and The Diary of Anne Frank (The King's University Drama Dept.)