One Step at a Time

April 9 to April 20, 2024
Opening Night April 10
Auburn Stage
One Step at a Time

By Andrew Prashad
Directed by Scott Hurst
Music Directed by Jeannie Wyse
Written, Conceived, Composed, and Performed by Andrew Prashad

Content Advisory: This production contains implied surgical procedures and childhood illness.

Running Time: 60 minutes (no intermission)

Age Recommendation: 10+

One Step at a Time

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After enthralling audiences in Grand Ghosts, renowned Canadian tap dancer, Andrew Prashad returns to the Grand Theatre with his intimate, solo show: One Step at a Time. Using monologues, original songs, improvisational tap dance, and multimedia video, Andrew shares his and his wife’s personal journey of caring for a son with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, while raising two daughters – all while maintaining his career as a professional actor, singer, and dancer.

Since its debut in 2018, this intimate piece has heartened audiences across the country with its powerful message of finding love, joy, and balance every step along the way.

Enhance Your Experience

Post-Show Talks

Immediately after every performance, remain in your seats to enjoy a brief post-show talk with Andrew Prashad!

Relaxed Environment

This performance intends to be as welcoming and accommodating for all audiences as possible, so please know that you are welcome to move/wheel/walk, communicate, or use a stimulation device or toy. If you're able to, please remain in your seats throughout the 60 minute performance. This show is for you, so Andrew wishes you to be comfortable!

From the Stage Door

“…a joyful story of family, love, and commitment.” – Mooney on Theatre

“Prashad is a prodigious talent: he acts, sings, dances, and writes, and he does it all really well.” – Mooney on Theatre

The Cast

Andrew Prashad
Andrew Prashad
Performer & Playwright
For the Grand Theatre: Grand Ghosts.

Theatre Credits (Selected): As Performer, Riverdance (20th Anniversary World Tour); Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Rep Theatre); Beauty & the Beast (Young People’s Theatre); Once: the Musical (Theatre St John’s); Cinderella (Neptune Theatre); Holiday Inn (Shaw Festival); One Step at a Time (Stratford Festival); Sweeney Todd (Talk is Free Theatre); The New Canadian Curling Club (Theatre Orangeville/Drayton Entertainment); Jesus Christ Superstar (Talk is Free Theatre). As Choreographer, Bright Star (Garner Theatre Productions).
Film & TV Credits (Selected): SPIN (Disney); The Hot Zone: Anthrax; Larry; Blues Clues and You, with his son.
Other: Andrew is a graduate of the University of Toronto at Mississauga with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance as well as French Literature.

Creative Team

Scott Hurst
Scott Hurst
For the Grand Theatre: Barnum.

Theatre Credits (Selected): As Actor, Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Peter Pan, The Music Man, The Taming of the Shrew (Stratford Festival); 42nd Street (MDM Moscow); Guys & Dolls, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Oliver!, Laughton Common (Theatre Aquarius). As Director, Man of La Mancha (Theatre by the Bay); Stagefright (Talk is Free Theatre); Spitfire Grill (Sunshine Festival); Andrew Prashad’s One Step at a Time (TPM/Stratford).

Other: Scott continues to work on his solo show, “Laughton Common”. Originally workshopped at the Stratford Festival, it is based on the life of the late actor Charles Laughton, who premiered his own solo show at London’s Grand Theatre in October 1949.
Music Director
Jeannie Wyse
Music Director
For the Grand Theatre: Hair.

Theatre Credits (Selected): As Vocal Teacher, Coach and Music Director, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Holiday Inn, The Drowsy Chaperone, Anything Goes, Chicago, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins (Drayton Entertainment); Jersey Boys (Dancap); The Sound of Music (Mirvish); Seussical (Young People’s Theatre); Nine, Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Sheridan); Canadian Women in Song (Angelwalk); The Full Monty (Rose Theatre); Guys & Dolls, Fame, Wonderful Town, Into The Woods, The Rocky Horror Show (Randolph College); Side by Side by Sondheim (Sonus Stage Productions); You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Georgian Theatre Festival). As Performer, Riverdance: The Show; Elmer Iseler Singers; AIMS Festival Orchestra; Summer Opera Lab; Vocalpoint Chamber Choice; Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir.
Film & TV Credits (Selected): Over the Rainbow (CBC).
Other: Jeannie is Vocal Department Head at the Randolph College for the Performing Arts and has served as conductor of the Intermediate Chorus for the Canadian Children’s Opera Company. She was Associate Music Director for the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (including three recordings with The Choir of MCC) for 21 years and is the current Music Director at Jubilee United Church. Jeannie studied Voice, Piano and Organ at the Western Conservatory of Music and Opera with Lois McDonall and at the American Institute for Musical Studies in Austria. She has a private studio teaching Musical Theatre, Pop and Classical voice and is also active as a Clinician and Adjudicator.