May 03, 2021
By Jordan Chakravarty
Coming up this week on Finding Your Bliss, we have one of Canada’s most acclaimed and sought-after leading ladies. Cynthia Dale is a true and veritable ‘triple sensation’, garnering rave reviews as an award-winning actor, singer, and dancer onstage and on screen.
Cynthia began working in television as a young child, performing with Tommy Hunter and Wayne & Shuster and in many CBC variety specials. At the age of eight, she played the role of the young Emily Carr in a musical special about the life of the Canadian painter. Her film and television credits include eight fabulous seasons as Olivia Novak on the highly popular “Street Legal”. Other credits include “Moonstruck”, “The Boy in Blue”, “Heavenly Bodies”, just to name a few. As well, Cynthia was a judge for two seasons on “Triple Sensations”. She also starred in and co-produced for CBC, the musical film “Christmas Dreams”.
She spent 12 seasons with the Stratford Festival; and her credits are so impressive. Some her credits include: Charlotte Malcolm in “A Little Night Music”, Fosca in “Passion”, Red Queen in “Alice Through The Looking Glass”, Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific” , Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls”, one of her all time favourites – Eliza in “My Fair Lady”, Maria in “The Sound of Music”, Aldonza in “Man of La Mancha”, Guinevere in “Camelot”, “The Mikado” and “The Gondoliers” just to name a few.
Other theatre credits include Charity Valentine in “Sweet Charity”, “Love, Loss and What I Wore”, “Syncopation”, “Tamara” in New York City, “Dames at Sea”, and “Pal Joey” for which she won a Dora Mavor Moore Award at 24 years-old for Best Actress in a Musical.
With three albums of well-loved show tunes under her belt, “…To Dream”, “More…”, and “Enchanted”, she is also a recording artist.
In recent years, Cynthia has done concerts across the country with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Orchestra.
Cynthia has a star on the Stratford Bronze Star Walk of Fame, an Honourary Degree from Fanshaw College, and an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from McMaster University.
Join us this Saturday at 1 PM on Finding Your Bliss for our exclusive interview with Cynthia Dale. For more information on our show, you can follow us @theblissminute on Instagram and Facebook. Also be sure to visit our online magazine at www.findingyourbliss.com