According to the Toronto Star, the 2013 Stratford Shakespeare Festival will welcome back Jonathan Goad, Sara Topham, Stephen Ouimette, Dion Johnstone, Michelle Giroux and Paul Nolan.
Nolan, who recently led Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway will play 'Cousin Kevin' in Tommy and 'Fyedka' in Fiddler on the Roof. Goad will play 'Mercutio' in Romeo & Juliet and will star alongside Graham Abbey and Mike Shara in The Three Musketeers. Topham will take on the tile role in Romeo & Juliet as well as 'Ruth' in Blithe Spirit. Ouimette is set to star alongside Tom Rooney, Brian Dennehy and Randy Hughson in Waiting for Godot. Johnstone will lead Othello, and McKenna will join Yanna Macintosh in Mary Stuart.
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