IT TAKES TWO
AN EVENING OF CLASSIC DUETS FROM THE HOLLYWOOD SCREEN & BROADWAY STAGE
2022 CANADIAN WEST COAST TOUR
Critically Acclaimed Broadway Performers
DESIREE DAVAR & NICOLAS DROMARD
Direct from New York City
Special Guest Stars
SAIDI MADER & RON CAISSIE
With the IT TAKES TWO Broadway Band
The National Stage Company of Canada is proud to present an exclusive tour that blends together some of the most popular duets from the Hollywood screen and Broadway stage.
This stunning new production brings critically acclaimed husband and wife Broadway stars DESIREE DAVAR & NICOLAS DROMARD, to Vancouver Island for the first time in the show-stopping new production 'IT TAKES TWO'.
Featuring a mixed program of popular and classic duets, this exclusive concert is sure to have audiences up on their feet.
Featuring special guest stars, SAIDI MADER & RON CAISSIE, this limited engagement tour is a must see event!
Join us on the red carpet this November for the premiere of this breathtaking new concert and make it a night to remember......Broadway style.
THE ARTISTS - THE BIOS
Desiree Davar is a Broadway triple-threat (Singer/Dancer/Actor) that loves to share her love for theatre with song and dance is now doing it online virtually! She has become the Queen of the pivot as she and her performing husband Nicolas Dromard have been producing live virtual variety shows in their living room (as Superheroes In Love - also bookable on Bravo Starz) for a broad range of virtual audiences including performing custom shows for corporate events!
As a solo performer, Desirée has performed all over the world from New York to Japan! Her most recent Broadway credit is playing the role of Anita in the revival WEST SIDE STORY. Other favorite credits include Sally Bowles in CABARET, Velma in CHICAGO, and Tiger Lily in PETER PAN. She started dancing with her mother Kristi at the age of 4 in Orange County, CA. In NYC she attended and subsequently taught at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Credits include: the revival of WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway, at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma City, and The Ordway performing the role of Anita, CABARET as Sally Bowles at Music Theatre of Connecticut, ANYTHING GOES as Erma at Goodspeed Opera House, WEST SIDE STORY International Tour as Anita, CHICAGO as Velma at Village Theatre in Seattle, CAN-CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse, WHERE'S CHARLEY at NY City Center's ENCORES!, CHICAGO at Flatrock Playhouse, ANNIE at North Shore Music Theatre, KISS ME KATE at Papermill Playhouse as the Lois u/s, HALF A SIXPENCE at Goodspeed Opera House, and EVITA at The Maltz-Jupiter as the Eva u/s, and starred as Flora in FLORA, THE RED MENACE with Opening Doors Theatre Co. in NYC. She was a Featured Dancer in the TV series GLEE as well as the film ANNIE. She is also a regular guest artist of Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, CA.
Desi brings dance prowess like you've never seen and she leaves audiences wanting more with her moves and vocals! She can even embody Liza Minnelli so well you could hardly tell them apart!
Saidi Mader is a grade 11 student at Victoria High whose passion for the performing arts started when she was six years old. Since her first starring role in 'Prince' in CINDERELLA, Saidi has been in over 15 productions.
Some of Saidi's favorite roles have included 'Big Kid' in the sold-out Vancouver Island premiere of the award-winning musical MATILDA, 'Jack Scott' in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, 'AJ' in RUNAWAYS, 'Jo March' in an adapted film version of LITTLE WOMEN, and as 'Little Sally' in Victoria High's production in URINETOWN.
In her free time, Saidi enjoys music, dance, and shopping. This production will mark Saidi's professional debut with the National Stage Company of Canada. .
Bravo Star, Nicolas Dromard is a Broadway triple-threat (Singer/Dancer/Actor) who loves to share his love for theatre with song and dance, and now he's doing it online virtually! Since Covid-19 darkened Broadway, Nic has become the king of the pivot! He and his wife, fellow performer Desiree Davar, have been performing live virtual variety shows in their living room (as Superheroes In Love - Also bookable on Bravo Starz) for a broad range of virtual audiences including performing custom shows for corporate events..
As a solo performer, Nicolas has been entertaining audiences from New York to Norway for the last 20 years. He was most recently seen on Broadway as Tommy Devito in the musical JERSEY BOYS. Other theatre credits include Bert in MARY POPPINS on Broadway and the national tour, Fiyero in WICKED in the San Francisco company, the tours of MAMMA MIA, WICKED and JERSEY BOYS; Billy Flynn in CHICAGO, Rooster in ANNIE, Cliff in CABARET, HAIRSPRAY, GYPSY, THE BOY FROM OZ and more. Nicolas is a leader in his field and has inspired dancers and actors in his Broadway masterclasses and as a guest artist and performer in many theaters and classrooms. Nicolas is also a guest artist of Transcendence Theatre Company where he has performed every summer since 2012.
Nic brings an unmatched combination of talent, creativity and technical skill to his online performances that always leave audiences wanting more!
Ron has been singing solos, duets, and ensembles since the age of 7 with performances throughout the US, Canada and parts Europe. Although versed in a wide range of musical styles Ron first found his passion as a solo Gospel artist, along with being part of a Gospel quartet for more than 15 years. Over the early years of his career Ron record 4 albums, one of which was recorded in Nashville, and had the esteemed pleasure of performing at the iconic Grand Ole Opry.
While living and working in Peterborough, Ontario Mr. Caissie had the wonderful opportunity to perform in several musicals and plays. Some of his most notable credits include THE MIKADO, STATE FAIR, HONK, A CHRISTMAS STORY, LE CAGE, NO SEX PLEASE WE'RE BRITISH, and RUMORS.
Unfortunately, due to life and work, Ron found himself stepping away from the performing arts before he and his husband made the decision to move to the west coast. Upon arriving in 2017, Ron once again found his passion for the performing arts where his has gone on to part of several local productions including MESSIAH with the Vancouver Island Performers Guild, JOSPEH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, MATILDA with Four Seasons Musical Theatre, and RENT and SHREK with the Victoria Operatic Society. Most recently Ron was cast in the production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN with VOS however, the show was unfortunately postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
In February 2022 Ron will be on tour as a guest star in the new concert production UNFORGETTABLE starring UK Actress and Universal Recording Artist, LUCY KAY, an then will co-star in the hit Norm Foster comedy SELF HELP at the Roxy Theatre in March.
Ron and his husband have found their forever home in Victoria and enjoy spending their time in tending to their dog Mason, cat Maude, Chickens (Lidia, Rachel, Ree, Phyllis, Edna, Pearl, Ginger, Motormouth Mabel, Eunice and Beatrice) and their back yard of gardens. or the Boys’.