Melanie Janzen

We are so pleased to have actor Melanie Janzen join us for another season at The Norm Foster Comedy Festival!


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Lunenburg marks Melanie's second season with The Foster Festival and also the second time she has appeared in a premiere production of Norm Foster's work.

She has witnessed first hand the pleasure that Norm’s writing brings to his audience while performing in a number of his plays:

  • One Moment
  • The Affections of May
  • Wrong For Each Other
  • The Long Weekend
  • The Ladies Foursome, where she originated the role of Connie

Melanie has been a company member with two of Canada’s preeminent repertory theatres: seven seasons with the Stratford Festival and five seasons with the Shaw Festival.

Other credits include:

  • Show Boat, Livent - North American Tour
  • The Mikado, National Arts Centre
  • Legally Blonde, Theatre Aquarius
  • On Golden Pond, Huron Country Playhouse

Melanie will reprise the role of Connie this summer in Lighthouse Festival Theatre's production of The Ladies Foursome, and will she will appear with her husband Jamie Williams in Foster's Halfway There at Upper Canada Playhouse this fall.

She and her husband live in St. Catharines.

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