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

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Dial M For Murder – Actor Spotlight – Kenton Blythe

Kenton plays Max Halliday in “Dial M For Murder”, his first production with Bygone Theatre.

Kenton Blythe aka Max Halliday

Bio:

Kenton was born in Edmonton, Alberta and is from a small town to the south of it called Beaumont. For the Footloose fans: that is where the hell it is. He has been practicing theatre for a number of years and had spent 2 years at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton in their Young Musical Company before making the trek to Toronto to study at the Randolph Academy for the preforming arts. He graduated last August. Since graduating Kenton has appeared as Brad in the Rocky Horror Show (Fallen Rock Productions) and more recently Len in Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy (Hart House). He would like to dedicate this performance to his girlfriend, whose constant love and support are ever present in his life (assuming she has not left him by the time the show goes up.) Love you honey.

1. How did you get started in theatre?

I got started in the theatre when I was thirteen. I was cast as a demon in a Terry Pratchett play. A character with a really long name with no vowels. I remember it sounding like Wix Hertle Jewel Pickles.  Which sounds a bit like a law firm from Oz.

2. What is your favourite part of the creative process?

Performance, naturally.

3. What are some challenges you face as an actor?

Maintaining spontaneity with every line. Sometimes it becomes muscle memory, and there can be only so much magic in that.

4. Any advice you want to give to others pursuing acting?

Know what you want in every scene, know enough about the business side to know when you are being misled and know enough about yourself to not be afraid of what you work on.

5. What are you most excited for in regards to “Dial M For Murder”

I’m excited to solve a murder every night.