An evenin of folk style music, 2 guitars, piano & vocals. Mostly original music by Chilina Kennedy.
Chilina is currently starring as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, directed by Des McAnuff. Before she came to New York, she had her third season at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where she played Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath, directed by Antoni Cimolino and Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, which also went on to La Jolla, CA for a six week run. Chilina made her Stratford debut in 2009 as Maria in the hit West Side Story opposite Paul Nolan, directed by Gary Griffin and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Des McAnuff.
Chilina reprised her role as Philia in a remount of Forum at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. In her 2nd season she played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, directed again by Gary Griffin and Lois Lane in Kiss Me Kate, directed by John Doyle. Prior to that, she spent three seasons at the Shaw Festival. Selected roles there include Lydia in The President, Eileen in Wonderful Town and Nellie in Summer and Smoke. She performed in the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings (Mirvish Productions) and played Sophie in Mamma Mia! (U.S. first national tour). At the Charlottetown Festival, she played Anne in Anne of Green Gables, was a part of Richard Ouzounian and Marek Norman’s Emily and the workshop of Not Wanted on the Voyage. Performances with Theatre Aquarius include Angelina in the world premiere of On Albert Street, Mayzie in Seussical – The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Chilina has worked for Stage West Mississauga, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Ganaraska Summer Stage and the Academy Theatre.
Chilina is featured on CBC’s “Celebrate the Seasons” and had the opportunity to work and record with Burt Bacharach while she was in LA. Recently, Jason Robert Brown invited her to guest star with him in An Evening With Jason Robert Brown at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. Chilina is a graduate of Sheridan College and a recent graduate of the Bermingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre in Stratford. She has also won three Broadway World awards for her performances in Kiss Me Kate, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Grapes of Wrath.