About Gotta Getta Gimmick

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GGG began as an adhoc group of students from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria. GGG’s name is derived from the title of a song from the musical, Gypsy. This would prove to define the style and nature of the work that was to come. Founded by Clayton Baraniuk, Jane Gaudet, and RJ Peters  with the help of Brad L’Écuyer and Shane Snow, GGG’s first show was a workshop of Gilbert and Sullivan music for the Butchart Gardens.  Over the following eight years Gotta Getta Gimmick became one of the biggest sources of opportunity for emerging theatre artists in Victoria, presenting annual summer and christmas productions on stage and around the property at the Butchart Gardens, incoporating as a non-profit society in 2007.

Founding member Clayton Baraniuk maintained his role of Artistic Producer, bringing a renewed energy to the administration and a mandate from the society to develop a more consistent presence for the company both as a source of opportunity as well as originality. In 2009, GGG created the role of Artistic Director for Brad L’Écuyer. Brad and Clayton are co-administrators, and co- creators in the gimmick, and have been since 2002. In 2012 Sarah Carlé became an Associate Artist of Gotta Getta Gimmick, after performing for almost a decade and assiting with the internal developments of the society and GGG’s artistic work. Each year Gotta Getta Gimmick has and continues to provide hundreds of opportunities to either create, collaborate, develop, experience or practice the craft of musical theatre with artists from across the region and beyond.

While carving out a niche in Victoria, GGG has generated interest and excitement for their brand of music theatre, attracting support, partnership and collaboration with some of Victoria’s most exciting theatre and arts institutions and organizations. GGG’s fresh approach to music theatre has seen a variety of unconventional locations from basements to orchards, sidewalk to staircases, steadily building a community audience and feeding the regions hunger for quality professional productions. Opportunities continue to blossom though Gotta Getta Gimmick’s uncanny ability to provide detailed, innovative productions, adapted to their surroundings and audience.

Thank you to our friends and donors.

The following individuals have contributed generously to Gotta Getta Gimmick over the past year, and we would like to thank them for their continued support of our work. YOU GUYS ROCK!


The Belfry Theatre Tara Gilroy-Scott Robert Milne
Clayton  Baraniuk Ivan  Habel Tracey Moore
Kevin Barraca Rebecca Hass Patricia O’Brien
Francesca Bitonti Janet Hender Alicia O’Brien
Eric Blumenschein Bonnie Herron Gregory Owen
Avery Brennan Jim  Herron Peter  Pokorny
Mary-Lynne Britt Jessica Hickman Lisa C. Ravensbergen
Tara Britt Jim  Hill Sheila Reid
Jane Broomfield Kelly  Howe Michael Reid
Michelle Buck Gordie  Howe Elizabeth Reid
Nadine Carew Richard Hurst Janis Riishede
Jaquiline Carlé Susan Johnston Mark Riishede
Kevin Carlé Joyce  Kline Kelsey  Rogers
David Carlé Brad L’Écuyer Steph  Sartore
Sarah Carlé Griffin Lea Gerald Schieven
The FCA Little Fernwood Jim  Leard Michael Shamata
Doug Crockett Jacques Lemay Astrid Sidaway-Wolf
Cam Culham Glynis  Leyshon Naomi Simpson
Alex Currie Amanda Lisman Dave Skilling
Lorraine Dame Erin Macklem Gregory Smith
Louise Degagné Helen Maxwell Kathy St John
Jason Dubois Helen  McAlliser Scott Storm Dorbison
Janis Dunning Graham  McDonald Celine Stubel
Jane  Francis Shireen McNeilage Kirstin  Van Ritzen
Dale Friesen Brett McNeilage Joan Wells


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