Amber J. Hicks
Founder & Artistic Director, Actor, Writer
Amber J. Hicks has been a mainstay of Sudbury theatre for over 20 years, having made her stage debut as 'Meg' in the TC production of CRIMES OF THE HEART for which she won the Quonta Award for Best Actress. Past TC productions include 'Kate' in TAMING OF THE SHREW, 'Kit Kat Girl' in CABARET, 'Madame de Marquise' in DANGEROUS LIAISONS, and 'Eleanor of Acquitaine' in THE LION IN WINTER for which she won her second Quonta Award for Best Actress. Miss Hicks made her Sudbury Theatre Centre debut playing various roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and played 'Mary' in the STC Summer Playhouse production of RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, directed by Bill Sanders and featuring Rodney Roy. Past directorial credits include YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (both with TC) as well as the Bill Sanders one-man show POUNDING NAILS INTO THE GROUND WITH MY FOREHEAD for the Sudbury Fringe Festival. As the Founder and Artistic Director of Murder by Appointment, Amber J. Hicks has written, produced, and directed dozens of original shows with long-time collaborator, Bill Sanders. Now in it's 21st season, Murder by Appointment has been entertaining Ontario with its unique brand of comedy. From Timmins to Sudbury to Barrie, Murder by Appointment has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for local and provincial charities.
Actor, Writer, and Technical Director
Bill Sanders is an accomplished improvisational actor, singer/songwriter, and stand-up comedian. Past Murder by Appointment credits include SUDBURY NIGHT LIVE, CASABLANC-AH CANADIAN-AH, CLUED OUT, A CHRISTMAS CAPER, THE CURSED COVEN, VIVA LAS ELVIS!, as well as fan-favourite 'Dominic Salmoneli' in MURDER AL DENTE and 'Flaming Freddy Appaloosa' in THE CASE OF DRY BELCH which he also wrote. Notable theatre credits include OLIVER! with Sudbury Theatre Centre, ARSENIC AND OLD with the Sudbury Little Theatre Guild, and POUNDING NAILS INTO THE GROUND WITH MY FOREHEAD for the Sudbury Fringe Festival. He made his directorial debut with the STC Summer Playhouse production RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, featuring Amber J. Hicks and Rodney Roy. Mr. Sanders is currently celebrating his 18th season with Murder by Appointment.