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    NOAH REID TACKLES HAMLET & SCHITT'S CREEK

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with Toronto actor Noah Reid about becoming a cast member on CBC's Schitt's Creek, his long run in show business, and what to expect from his Rock n Roll version of Hamlet at Tarragon Theatre

    WHO: Noah Reid

    WHAT: CBC's Schitt's Creek Season 4 & Tarragon Theatre's Hamlet

    WHERE: Schitt's Creek: CBC Television -- Hamlet: Tarragon Theatre

    WHEN: Schitt's Creek: Tuesday's at 9 pm -- Hamlet: Through February 11th.

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    WEBSITES:

    Schitt's Creek: http://www.cbc.ca/schittscreek/cast/noah-reid

    Tarragon Theatre: http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/hamlet/



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    ABOUT:

    Schitt's Creek: Noah Reid plays Patrick in the fourth season of Schitt’s Creek. Reid most recently starred in the title role of the Free Form series Kevin From Work, as well as the indie feature Cardinal.  Other film credits include People Hold On, Pride of Lions, Old Stock, and Score: A Hockey Musical.
     
    He also starred in the web turned television series Backpackers for CW and has appeared as a guest star on House of Lies (Showtime), Cracked (CBC), Alphas, Three Inches, (SyFy), The Firm (CBS), Rookie Blue (ABC/Global) as well as the ABC miniseries Titanic written by Julian Fellowes. Reid was the original voice of “Franklin” on the popular animated series Franklin the Turtle. He went on to star in the television series Strange Days at Blake Holsey High. Reid played the role of Darrell Fox in Terry, about Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.
     
    On stage, Reid recently starred in Creditors (Coal Mine Theatre), and performed both as musician and actor in A Woman Is A Secret (Theatre Centre/Sidemart). He also starred in the Canadian premiere of George F. Walker’s latest work Dead Metaphor (Mirvish/Canadian Rep) in Toronto. Other theatrical credits include Red (Neptune Theatre), Jitters, Parfumerie (Soulpepper), The Trespassers, Three Sisters, and Bartholomew Fair (Stratford Festival). Reid portrayed Chip in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which ran in Toronto and on Broadway. He was also a recipient of the prestigious John Hirsch Award given to the most promising actor in the Stratford Festival (2009). Reid looks forward to tackling Annie Baker’s The Aliens at The Coal Mine Theatre and the title role in Hamlet at Tarragon a little later this year.

    Tarragon Theatre: Noah Reid is thrilled to be making his Tarragon debut in Hamlet. He has been acting professionally since he was eight years old, when he played Chip the Teacup in the opening night Toronto cast of Beauty and the Beast and originated the voice of Franklin the Turtle. He has performed at Coal Mine Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, Stratford Festival, Mirvish, Summerworks, Blythe, Theatre Aquarius and the Neptune Theatre, and has worked extensively in television and film, including Kevin From Work, House of Lies, Cardinal, Old Stock, Rookie Blue, Cracked, Score: A Hockey Musical and People Hold On, for which he received a CSA nomination for best original song. His debut album Songs From A Broken Chair was released in 2016. He is a graduate of both the Etobicoke School of the Arts and the National Theatre School of Canada. Currently, he can be seen as Patrick on Schitt’s Creek.

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    Senior ArtsEditor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

    To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm


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