Troy Arsenian is a theatre artist and emerging stage manager. In 2019, he graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Theatre, earning his Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Theatre. Since graduation, Troy has been working as a Stage Manager, and is currently undergoing the Apprenticeship process with CAEA. He was also the Artistic Director for CMTS’ “Into the Woods,” which is planned to be rescheduled as soon as it’s safe to resume.
Recent credits include: “Deathtrap” (ASM, Classic Theatre Festival), “War of Two Worlds” (ASM, Great Canadian Theatre Company) “Worldly Women” (SM, Dance Fachin – Ottawa Fringe “Jury’s Choice” Award), “I Am the Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World” (SM, Melissa Yuan-Innes – Ottawa Fringe “Best of Fest” Award) and “Antioche” (SM, Théâtre de Licorne).
Mathieu Charlebois has been involved with Lost Baggage Musical Theatre since its inception in 2018 and remains on the board of directors. After producing and musically directing numerous shows with the company, he is excited to be able to share his vision for Something About New York with such a talented cast and crew. While watching S.A.N.Y. evolve from a BMUS graduation recital at Carleton University, to a mini-musical in the 2018 Ottawa Fringe Festival, and into the full-length show it is today has been arduous at times, it has truly been a rewarding, unforgettable experience in the end.
When he is not managing LBMT, Mathieu can be found working as a licensed teacher, musician, and music school administrator at Riverview School of Music (rsom.ca). Mathieu sincerely thanks all those involved in the show who helped make the production come to life. “Special thanks to J.T. at Orpheus Musical Theatre for providing a last minute venue, to B.R. for your patience, to A.H. for the photography, and especially to M.C. for believing in me and in S.A.N.Y. throughout the show’s entire creation and rehearsal process.”
Morgan is a Canterbury Dance Program graduate and was last seen on stage in Bare A Pop Opera (ToToToo) and backstage as the Choreographer for Priscilla Queen of the Desert (OMTS). He has been doing theatre for 13 years now and was a competitive dancer most of his life. He is also the Vice President on the board of directors for Lost Baggage Musical Theatre. Morgan is so excited to be able to return to the stage after this crazy time and to bring the role of “Chaz” to life yet again 2 years later. He hopes that everyone is staying happy and healthy and that you enjoy the show!
Piano and Bass
Galen is ecstatic to return to working with Lost Baggage for his first full show with the company! No stranger to musicals, Galen has been a Music Director twice; Heathers (CMTS), and Rocky Horror Show (Suzart), as well as in too many other theatre pit bands to count. A graduate of the music program at Carleton University in jazz piano, Galen currently teaches music (digitally) at School of Rock in Orléans. He is also often seen onstage accompanying singers or with his band, The Tackies. Galen wishes to thank the amazing cast and crew of this show, his friends and family for their love and support, as well as everyone watching this show and other streams to support performing artists in these times.
Maya is very excited to be working with Lost Baggage Musical Theatre in Something About New York. She is very thankful for this incredible opportunity to bring theatre to life in these odd times. Maya’s theatrical journey has stretched over a lifetime, with several productions with her theatre families of the Greely Players (Shrek the Musical, Anne and Gilbert, the Little Mermaid), Toto Too (Avenue Q), and Lost Baggage Musical Theatre (A Little Lin Music, History of Love: On Broadway, A Quarantunes Cabaret). She is very fortunate to live a life devoted to art, working as a professional photographer and participating in theatre arts as often as she can. She would like to thank her friends, family, and theatre family for all of their love and support.
Alex is so incredibly excited to be performing with Lost Baggage again as Dylan in this incredible production, having last performed in The History of Love: on Broadway this past February! Select performance credits include Love and Human Remains (Toto Too), Treasure Island (Kanata Theatre), Play On! (Lakeside Players), Overgrowth (Digi60, Awarded Best Acting), and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Kanata Theatre), which he also directed. When not found rehearsing for a performance onstage, he can be found working backstage (currently he is sitting on the Board of Directors for Toto Too), and working as an independent photographer. He wants to thank you for supporting the arts in these uncertain times, and encourages you to (safely) keep seeing local theatre!
Ainslie can’t wait to make her Lost Baggage Musical Theatre debut as Nicole in Something About New York. She most recently performed in TotoToo Theatre’s Avenue Q as Bad Idea Bear. Ainslie has been involved with a variety of performing arts her whole life, from choirs to radio dramas. For the last five years she has mainly focused on performing and competing with the University of Waterloo’s various A Cappella groups. Ainslie has a passion for performing and do-it-yourself art and cannot wait to share with you this new form of theatre that is suited to COVID-19 restrictions with LBMT!
Make-up and Hair Designer
Jason is thrilled to get back behind the pots and pans and is honoured to join this show which is stacked with an absolute plethora of talented cast. He has taken awhile off from the orchestral scene but is looking forward to jump back in. He is currently Directing a production of Starkid’s “Twisted, the Untold Story of a Royal Vizier” through Lisa Meuser and his company Moonlit Theatre. He recently has performed in Orpheus’ production of Grease as “Sonny” and as “The Childcatcher” in their production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Something about New York is Joseph’s debut with Lost Baggage Musical Theatre, however he shares this stage with some dear friends from his most recent pre-covid production of Bare: A Pop Opera (Toto Too), where he performed as the Priest.
Treasured roles Joseph has performed include Marvin in Falsettos (Orpheus), Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret (Suzart), Javert, Les Miserables (ASNY), Nanki-Poo, The Mikado (Savoy) and executing the title role in Sweeney Todd, the demon Barber of Fleet Street (Suzart).
Joseph is very grateful for musical theatre giving him an outlet to stay connected to the local community and communicate values he supports in the real world. Joseph says “your patronage to the arts feeds creative minds fighting for continued positive change. Thank you for being a part of it!”