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Meet the cast members of Variety Fare
In alphabetical order

 
     
M.Cox  

Merissa Cox -

Merissa is a graduate of The University of Victoria's Music program and has performed on the Victoria music scene for several years. Her voice has been heard in the Victoria Operatic Society's productions of "Beauty and the Beast", "Evita", "Sound of Music" and "Les Miserables". For the past few years, she has performed with the Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society, having appeared in productions of "The Mikado," "The Sorcerer" and "HMS Pinafore". Merissa has performed such roles as Damme Hannah in "Ruddigore" Ruth in "Pirates of Penzance" and most recently The Fairy Queen in "Iolanthe". Merissa has also performed with Pacific Opera Victoria in the chorus of the Marriage of Figaro.

 

Stan Davis  

Stan Davis -

Stan's deep bass voice is the base (pardon the pun) on which Variety Fare's close knit harmonies are founded. It has been featured in many stage shows throughout the Province, including the Victoria Operatic Society's presentations of "Beauty and the Beast" and with his dog in "The Wizard of Oz". He was also a standout in the highly successful shows "Forever Plaid" and "Four Neat Guys". Aside from his singing talent, Stan is also a producer of recordings and a composer. One of his original musical comedies – "Harmony for Christmas" - premiered at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's David Foster Dinner Theatre in November 2012. He most recently appeared in the hit production "I Do, I Do" at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

 

Katya Delancey  

Katya Delancey

Katya is the newest member of Variety Fare -- new to Variety Fare but anything but new to the Victoria music scene.  In the past three years alone, she has appeared in Intrepid Theatre’s production of Winnie the Pooh, Kaleidoscope’s Little Shop of Horrors and The Addams Family, the musical.  She is also adept on the Shakespeare scene having  appeared in productions of Macbeth and Comedy of Errors.  She has an extensive musical history which makes her a valuable addition to the Variety Fare group.

 

Dwayne Gordon  

Rebekah Janzen -

Rebekah has been a member of the Pacific Opera Chorus since 2012 appearing in several of their productions. She is a part of Victoria’s Musical Theatre scene with minor roles in VSO’s production of "Camelot" and Kaleidoscope’s "Addams Family"and she enjoyed the principle role of Tessa in the G&S Society's production of "The Gondoliers" in the spring of 2016. She studied for two years at Trinity Western University but most of her music education has come from ensemble experience and private lessons.  She is a welcome addition to Variety Fare.

 

Timothy Kyle  

Timothy Kyle -

Timothy's baritone voice has been heard for many years in Victoria and various venues on Vancouver Island, in musical theatre, Opera and the concert stage. He has sung with the Cowichan Musical Society, the Victoria Symphony, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the Victoria Operatic Society and was a guest soloist with Bob LeBlanc's Victoria Broadway Chorus for eight years. He was a featured performer in "Four Neat Guys" and in several successful productions of "Forever Plaid" in several venues including the McPherson Playhouse and the Oak Bay Beach Dinner Theatre. He recently starred as Dr. Craven in the Four Seasons Musical Theatre production of "The Secret Garden".

Timothy Kyle  

Kelley O'Connor -

After a three year hiatus to start a family, Kelley has returned to the stage. A graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Kelley has performed professionally in BC and the Yukon. In Dawson City, YK she enjoyed playing the infamous can-can Madame, Diamond Tooth Gertie, for three seasons. Other favourite roles include: Maria (Sound of Music - VOS), Louise (Gypsy - VOS) and Cinderella (Into the Woods - Urban Arts).

Kelley is the choreographer for Variety Fare and will also perform in several shows when Merissa Cox is not available

 

Darren Rathgaber  

Darren Rathgaber

Born and raised in Victoria, Darren is infamously known as the voice of BC Ferries.  You can hear him telling you to return to your vehicle at all of BC Ferries major terminals as well as safety announcements onboard the vessels.  Recent performances include Spamalot (VOS), Les Miserables  (VOS), and you might recognize him as the kooky Uncle Fester from The Addams  Family (Kaleidoscope).  Darren is looking forward to working with the cast  of  Variety Fare.