Cast

GENERATION WHY?
BOY BANDS, EH?

 
 
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Tess Barao

As a true 90s kid, Tess is so excited to be a part of "Generation Why?", celebrating some of the music that influenced her most as a human and a performer. Tess is a Toronto-based actor and a graduate of Theatre Sheridan's Musical Theatre Performance program, as well as the Second City Training Program, Armstrong Acting Studios and Pro Actors Studios. Her most recent credits include: Maddie's Karaoke Birthday Party at the Toronto Fringe Festival (of which she is nominated for a My Entertainment Award for best actress), Pickled Heart at the London Fringe Festival, and portraying the iconic Ethel Merman at the Sunshine Theatre Festival. Big thanks to mom, Tim and Anna, and a special thanks to dad.

 
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Moulan Bourke

Moulan is a proud graduate of St. Clair College’s Music Theatre Performance Program. She is so excited to be sharing the stage with so many talented individuals.
Selected Credits: Mina in Raise the Stakes (Voice Room); Dolce Vita, Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Jungle Book (Beaches Turks and Caicos); Broke Girls in the City (120 Diner); Trinity Tiller in Little Miss County Fair (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Aquata in The Little Mermaid (Randolph Theatre); Florinda in Into the Woods (Hart House); Laurey in Oklahoma!; Amy in Company; Maggie in Working (SCC). www.moulanbourke.com

 
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Bailey Dalton

Bailey Dalton is happy to be a part of Waycik Productions' cabaret series, Generation Why?. Bailey is a Randolph Academy graduate where she played Ilse in her graduating class production of Spring Awakening. After graduating, she has spent most of her time working on the other side of things. She works at Brantford Colligate High School as their Specialized High Skills Major program music director, recently choreographed Theatre Ancaster's Spelling Bee and is a voice and piano teacher at Elite Music Academy in Toronto. She is happy to be performing the classic throw backs and hopes these songs take you back to the past! Enjoy the show!

 
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Dustin George

Dustin George is a performer and writer all the way from Maple Ridge, BC. He studied musical theatre at Capilano University, and since moving to Toronto in 2013 he's studied improve, and acting at Bad Dog Theatre, Professional Actors Lab, The Actor's Foundry and The Second City Training Centre. He performed in his Second City Conservatory show "Moral Kombat" and has toured China in Creativiva's "Jungle Book Circus". He can also be seen eating fries in a KFC commercial or in web series "Guess Who's Muslim", "Juicy" and "Upheaval Times". When Dustin isn't performing, he can be found creating new musical theatre works. He premiered "Wheels - A Song Cycle" with Next Stop Productions last summer and is currently working on a show for the Toronto Fringe 2018 called "The Pansy Craze".

 
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Eric McDace

Eric is thrilled to be involved in his first show with Waycik Productions! His past credits include 3 immersive productions with The Hogtown Collective, including Hogtown: The Immersive Experience and Dancock's Dance. He's also toured a recent educational show called "Far From The Heart" with Sheater, and has had leading roles in several productions at St. Lawrence College. Eric is very excited for all the shows in the Generation Why? cabaret series and thinks you should be too! 

 
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Amanda Pereira (host)

A 90's baby herself, Amanda is nostalgically ecstatic to be hosting the Generation Why? Boy Bands, EH? cabaret! Whether through song, script, stage or screen, Amanda loves storytelling in every capacity. She is the co-creator and star of the new comedy web series Beck and Call (@beckandcalltv) set to be released later this year. She is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory program, and an active member of the Toronto comedy community. To follow what she's up to (and to see [way too many] photos of her elderly pug dog) connect with her on Instagram @hotcoldspicy. Lastly, Amanda sends out a massive thank you to everyone who's coming out to support the show, let's have an amazing time!!!!!