Cast Spotlight: Kenton Blythe

Kenton Blythe Bygone Theatre Loot

Kenton Blythe is playing trouble-maker Dennis in our upcoming production of Loot. You may remember Kenton from one of our Retro Radio Hours, or from his role as Max Halliday in Dial M For Murder, back in 2013.

Renting out a professional theatre and building flats for Dial M For Murder were major costs.

Kenton Blythe and Rebekah Manella in Dial M For Murder, 2013

Bio: Kenton is excited to be farcing around with you and this awesome cast. Selected Theatre Credits include: Grey (Toronto Fringe)[Best Ensemble Nominee My Entertainment World], Heart of Steel (Next Stage Fest.) Cabaret. Juno and the Paycock (Shaw Festival), Evil Dead: The Musical (Starvox Ent. w/ Jeffery Latimer Ent.), Dial M for Murder (Bygone Theatre) Selected Film: Sandman: 24 Hour Diner (Youtube / Vimeo), Reign (The CW), Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War (AHC), Looking For Today (Canadian Film Fest.) Twitter: @KentonBlythe IG: @KentonBlythe Youtube: Kenton Blythe

What made you want to be a part of Loot?

I loved the script when I read it and I always get cast as murders and racists, so a farce is a lovely change of pace.

How do you feel about your character? Do you relate to them at all? Share any of the same traits?
Dennis is fun loving, scatter brained, and perpetually horny. Yes.
What’s been your favourite part of the rehearsal process so far?
Figuring out how to make everything I say sexual in some way. Don’t know if they’ll all make opening night…
What’s your favourite thing to have come out of the 1960s?
The Beatles, and my Aunties (All of them.)
Are you working on any other projects at the moment/ What might we have seen you in recently?
Check out my youtube channel and facebook page for highlights from the show I wrote and performed at the 120 Diner in November 2017. Conor Fitzgerald (One of the producers of this show) and I made a movie that premiered at the Canadian Film Festival in 2016 called Looking For Today which is also on Youtube. Finally you should check out the Sandman fan film I was in called Sandman: 24 Hour Diner.
Why should people come out and see the show?
We have all the comedy of a corpse without the smell.
Anything else you want us to know?
Here are all my social media outlets, you should totally follow them:
Twitter: @KentonBlythe
Instagram: @KentonBlythe
Facebook: Kenton Blythe (the page)
YouTube: Kenton Blythe
You can see Kenton Blythe onstage at the Alumnae Theatre March 8-17, 2018.
Get your tickets online now.

Friends of Bygone – Kenton Blythe in “Evil Dead: The Musical”

The very talented Kenton Blythe played Max Halliday in our recent production of “Dial M For Murder”. Kenton was recently cast in “Evil Dead: The Musical”, set to play in Toronto before moving on to the US. Our buddy took a few moments out of his very busy schedule to tell us a little more about his show, check it out and get your tickets soon! I know we will!
Kenton Blythe as Max Halliday, photo by Danielle Son

Kenton Blythe as Max Halliday, photo by Danielle Son

What is your role in “Evil Dead: The Musical”?
Ed/Evil Moose/Ash u/s

Give us the company’s history – how and why did it get started?
I’m not entirely sure, but they are helping produce Cats, and they also put on Potted Potter.

Give us a quick run-down of “Evil Dead”
Evil Dead the Musical is a musical adaptation of the Sam Raimi cult classic Evil Dead franchise. It follows a group of college students as they travel to an old cabin in the woods and reawaken an ancient evil that possesses them one by one. Ash, originally played by cult icon Bruce Campbell in the movies, must fend off his former friends and find a way to seal the evil up again once and for all.

What has been your favourite part of working on “Evil Dead”?
It’s been an amazing experience and very difficult to narrow down a single favorite part, but I’ll say working with the material and some of the original creative team has been amazing for me. The cast is also unbelievably amazing. SHOUT OUT!

Any fun rehearsal/performance stories or anecdotes you’d like to share?EvilDead-splashEvil Puns are a theme in rehearsal. I take credit for starting this.

Where and when can everyone see the show?
The show hits Toronto October 23rd at the Randolph Theatre (formally Bathurst Street Theatre) and tickets can be purchased here

Anything else we should know?
Anything you want to know about the show can be found on its website