Andrew Sabiston

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Andrew Sabiston
Born Andrew Sabiston
(1965-02-08) February 8, 1965 (age 50)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Writer, Actor, TV Series Developer
Years active 1981 – present

Andrew Sabiston (born February 8, 1965 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a writer, series developer, executive story editor and actor in the children’s/youth television market with over 900 episodes to his credit.

An early start as a stage actor in his childhood lead to the starring role on the multiple award-winning Disney/CBC television series The Edison Twins which ran for six seasons and was widely syndicated.

Many of the programs in which he has been involved are multiple award-winners airing globally and include: Little Bear; Max & Ruby; Mike the Knight; Arthur; Justin Time; Trucktown; Bo On the Go; My Big Big Friend; The Moblees; Little Charmers; The Adventures of Napkin Man; Donkey Kong Country; The Neverending Story; Droids, Super Mario Brothers; Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs; Babar and Badou, and The Travels of the Young Marco Polo. A 2015 Canadian Screen Award Nominee for Best Writing,[1] he also had three of his scripts nominated for Best Series in various categories in the 2015 Youth Media Alliance Awards.[2]

For the theatre he is the lyricist and co-bookwriter with Timothy Williams for the musical Napoleon which was first produced in 1994 at The Elgin Theatre in Toronto.[3] It was subsequently produced in 2000 at The Shaftesbury Theatre in London. In 2009 a new version, with a new book and several new musical numbers was first presented in concert at Talk Is Free Theatre in Barrie, Ontario[4][5] under the direction of Richard Ouzounian. This marked the beginning of a reimagining of the musical as an intimate, behind-the-scenes political drama with a cast half the size of the original productions and a new book and score. The new Napoleon will debut at the The New York Musical Theatre Festival in July 2015.

Other lyric writing credits include, for film and television, Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure, The Adventures of Napkin Man, Franklin & Friends,Justin Time, Pirates: Adventures In Art and Strawberry Shortcake: Seaberry Beach Party.



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