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Achievement Highlights

* Starred as Sophie Sheridan in the hit musical Mamma Mia with Mirvish Productions
* Landed her first professional role in The Stratford Festival production of The Music Man


 
Marisa McIntyre
Stage & Theatre

Marisa is the classic triple threat performer. An accomplished dancer, she started training at the age of three with Jazz, Tap and Ballet, competing all over Canada and the United States.

This inevitably lead to a stage career, and she landed her first professional role at the age of 13 as Amaryllis in The Stratford Festival production of The Music Man. She went on to play various roles including Mary in The Secret Garden, Cinderella in Cinderella, The Princess in Aladdin (Waterloo Stage Theatre) Lisel in The Sound of Music (Center in the Square).

Marisa was cast at 18 to star as Sophie Sheridan in the hit musical Mamma Mia with Mirvish Productions. Her age an initial concern they offered her the understudy but after auditions in London England, New York and L.A they chose her for the role. She stayed with the company for two years and toured with the show to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver in 2003. She re- joined the cast in 2005 for the show's final four months.

Marisa recorded a demo of original music and has been working across Canada in t.v and film as well as various musical theatre shows. In 2008 Marisa appeared as herself in the hit t.v show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (CBC). The 6 month process took her to London and Salzburg Austria to sing for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber followed by a 7 week live show where she placed in the top four. After the finale Marisa organized a series of Breast Cancer Benefits titled The JAM Show with a fellow contestant, and held a sold out performance at Waterloo's St. Jacob Country Playhouse.

Marisa was chosen with 11 comedians from across Canada to workshop and perform the comedy pilot of YTV's show That's So Wierd!. Marisa continues to perform in theatre including, Diana Barry in Anne & Gilbert (Thousand Island Playhouse) and Anne of Green Gables (The Globe theatre), Janet VanDegraff in The Drowsy Chaperon (Thousand Island Playhouse), Words and Music (The Berkeley Street Theatre), He Sang She Sang (The Rose Theatre), White Christmas (Manitoba Theatre Centre), I Love You're Perfect Now Change (The Rose Theatre) and most recently the lead character Natalie in the broadway show All Shook Up (Stage West Calgary).

Film and t.v credits include; The Stalking of Laurie Show (U.S movie of the week), Exhibit A: Secret of Forensic Science, The Salem Witch Trials with Shirley MacLaine (CBS), The Rick Mercer Report (CBC) and guest starring roles as Judy Rogers in True Calling (FOX) and Rebecca in DOC with Billy Ray Cyrus.