Liberty Junction Theatre

Performing Arts Programs in Mississauga

Our history & values.

Liberty Junction Theatre Inc. was founded by Melanie Miles in 2008 and has been growing steadily for TEN years!

We are a registered non-profit theatre organization in Mississauga offering a variety of performing arts programs for both children and teenagers, including summer theatre camps, musicals and plays, improv courses, acting for TV and film workshops, vocal training, and a Kinder Drama program for young children.


“Liberty Junction” means a gathering place for freedom to be explored. We believe that where there is freedom, creativity will flow. We aim to create a positive and safe environment for participants in order that creativity and freedom would be expressed naturally.

We believe that all children are creative and have something to contribute. We will encourage them to lead, share ideas and to have fun!

  • “Liberty Junction has given my child the opportunity to develop even more confidence while performing and singing on stage, confidence that she can take into other aspects of her life.”
  • “My son has continue to learn and grow with Liberty Junction theatre. He has made some wonderful friends and loves to perform.”
  • “There is no doubt the confidence my daughter received by being part of this great production. She has made so many friends and can’t wait to be part of another Liberty Junction performance.”

The Liberty Junction Team.

Melanie Miles Money //

Creative Director, Choreographer, Dialect Coach, Make up Artist

At the age of eight, Melanie formed her own acting, singing and dancing group with her friends in the neighbourhood. Together they created scenes and musical theatre numbers and showcased them in Seniors homes in Brampton, Ontario (under the supervision of her parents). With her passion for self-expression and creation further developed, Melanie auditioned and was accepted into Mayfield Dramatic Arts Major. She found her way from acting to directing. It was at Mayfield where she participated in the Sears Festival, receiving an award for Excellence in Stage Managing. The following year, she was selected to direct a professionally written play. Melanie’s passion for leading and creating brought her to audition for the internationally acclaimed Vancouver Film School- Foundation Film program. She furthered her experience directing and working with actors, as well as producing short films. Melanie is also trained in Laban Movement and carries an array of creative talents from make-up artistry, set & costume design and sound editing.

Marnie Clyne//

Producer, Administrative Co-ordinator

Producer, Administrative Wizard

For over 20 years Marnie has been a Child and Youth Worker involved in developing and delivering programs to young people. Her passion for the arts and integrating it with life skills learning brought her to open her own cre- ative learning centre in 2002 and successfully ran it for 10 years. It was at that time Marnie fell in love with business development, administration,event planning and all things organizational! After taking a brief break to spend time with her 3 wonderful children, Marnie returned to the workforce in event planning and Office Administration. Marnie first came to learn of Liberty Junction years ago as a parent and joined the staffing team last summer. She is thrilled to be part of LJT and expanding it to new areas.


Graziella Mastrangelo //

Musical Theatre Director/ Vocal Coach / Glee Instructor

At an early age Graziella had her sights set on an elite high school which focused not only on academics but set a very high standard for performing arts. It was there Graziella had the opportunity to wet her feet in many aspects of the performing world. A love affair with Musical Theatre flourished and quickly she moved on to study all the different facets of Music, Theatre & Dance.

She is a Graduate of The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts; from which she holds a diploma in Performing Arts (Voice, Drama & Dance). She is a classically trained actor in Shakespearean, Elizabethan, Contemporary works, has extensive training in Improv at The Second City Theatre in Toronto and many years of training both in front and behind the camera.


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John Zachar //

Director/ Acting Instructor

John has an Honours Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Windsor and is currently working at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in Toronto as a Visual Arts teacher.

He has been involved with theatre for over 24 years. Some shows he has performed in are: Adolfo in Drowsy Chaperone, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Capitan Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, just to name a few. He has also directed shows such as Urinetown and Into the Woods.

John is very excited to be a part of this year’s Grease with Liberty Junction, and is looking forward to directing young talent on stage.

Whitney Boerger //

Community Relations, Social Media Manager and Choreographer

Originally from Evansville, Indiana, Whitney fell in love with dance at the young age of 2. After taking her first year of ballet at age 6, there was no doubt that this love would continue. Whitney has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater and contemporary. During high school, Whitney competed and performed with the North High School Dance Team and Color Guard and was the lead dancer in stage productions including: Aida, Singing In The Rain, and Man of La Mancha. During this time, Whitney also had the great opportunity to travel to New York City and take classes from the Broadway Dance Center.
 

Robyn Muise //

Musical Theatre Assistant Director, Acting Coach

Robyn has had the theatre bug since she was about 10 years old. She started off as a singer as a young child performing in community choirs and strengthening her vocals with private lessons. However, she was quickly bitten by the musical theatre bug once she got involved in her local community theatre. Although Robyn adores the stage and is at home performing for others, her new found passion is teaching. Robyn enjoys sharing her musical theatre knowledge, being a mentor to the young and providing a safe, healthy, inclusive environment to help foster confidence and a love for performing. For the past couple years Robyn has traveled all over Ontario working with amazingly talented youth, helping them discover the joys of theatre just as her teachers did for her. 


Charlotte Koo//

Producer, Administrative Co-ordinator

Set & Prop Creator, Painter, Designer & Instructor,

Charlotte is a product of the Ontario College of Art and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her family background and experience has been firmly rooted in graphic design and theatre arts. Charlotte has been the painting assistant and props work for the Shaw Festival, Buddies in Badtimes Theatre and Soulpepper as well as production work for community theatre in Hong Kong. Currently she is a practicing artist and a full time art teacher in the Toronto District School Board, having been in the education sector for over 20 years.
“I look forward to working with this team of creative and artistic mentors for youth.”


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Peter Money //

Guitar & Ukulele Instructor

Peter has a true heart and passion to teach and mentor through music. With a unique musical background both internationally and locally, he brings with him the love of both guitar and ukulele. With 20+ years of teaching experience, his greatest desire is to use his experience and passion to encourage and uplift his students to understand music better and learn how to use it as a tool to help them find their own unique musical voice. 

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Nicole Toogood //

Dance Choreographer

Nicole is absolutely thrilled to be choreographing for Liberty Junction Theatre. She has an extensive background directing and choreographing for a variety of theatre groups for quite some time. She has directed and choreographed “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Young Frankenstein”, and “Its Christmas Carol!’ being some of her favourites.

She has truly been honoured to work alongside such a professional welcoming creative team. Nicole is thankful for this amazing opportunity and looks forward to maintaining such a great relationship with the LJT theatre folks. As always, love and thanks goes to my ever supporting and encouraging “FRAMILY.”