Janet Martin • Mark Zimmerman




Producer, Marketing Director & Company Manager

Mark Zimmerman with delighted patrons

Mark Zimmerman with delighted patrons

For more than 30 years Mark has consistently blazed new trails in advertising, marketing, media and entertainment.

From 1974 to 1982 his company Sound Connection, was the first in Canada to provide a hip, contemporary, background music service to retailers, restaurants, and nightclubs; a precursor for today’s Satellite Radio.  

In 1983 he was first to produce a First Choice - Pay TV Concert from newly built Roy Thomson Hall, featuring the legendary Gordon Lightfoot & The Good Brothers. 

For 15 years thereafter, Mark's company Promo Vision Marketing, produced TV commercials that sold its own exclusive products, by way of 1-800 television commercials. 

In 2006 Mark was responsible for bringing Menopause The Musical to Toronto which opened in June & ran until April 2008. 

Working on behalf of GFour Productions, Mark was Director of Marketing & Operations & Company Manager for “Menopause” Toronto, which grew to become a smash hit, with a record 513 “sold out” performances. 

With his passion for music, film, fashion & history from 2011 to 2013 Mark opened “Legends - Gallery of Fine Art Photography” in Toronto's Yorkville. "Legends" featured limited edition, signed photographs of the most famous icons in the world & was regarded as one of Toronto’s finest Galleries.

Since 2015, Mark has produced a number of concerts including the Bob Marley All-Star Show & Best of James Taylor & is proud to be one of the producers of Shaggypup Productions. 

Mark enjoys touring “Menopause” and loves producing & marketing the shows, coast to coast.

He is a proud father & grandfather and makes Toronto his home.



Janet Martin 

Producer, Actor

As a writer and producer of original works, Janet co-wrote and produced many concerts and cabarets, including Three Little Maids for Soul Pepper Cabaret series, and A Broadway Valentine which was presented by the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

Janet began her producing career by organizing charitable events.

For several years, she produced benefit concerts for The St. Lucia Learning Project, a charity near and dear to her heart. These concerts starred veterans and newcomers alike from the Canadian theatre scene and raised thousands of dollars for the education of young people in rural St. Lucia.

During her time as a singer in Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music in Toronto,  Janet spearheaded fundraising events to raise money for many Toronto charities. In 2 weeks, thanks to support from the Mirvish organization, over $10,000 was raised.

Prior to that, Janet organized a benefit concert for a young boy with Leukemia which again raised over $10,000 to support the family.

In addition to producing, Janet has been a professional actress and singer for over 30 years. She has been a part of many of the major mega musicals in Canada such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and The Sound of Music. She has been a member of both the Shaw and Stratford Festival companies and has performed in every major theatre in Canada. Janet has toured North America with productions of The Mikado and HMS Pinafore. She was also lucky enough to work in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore for extended periods of time.

In addition to performing, Janet also teaches voice, piano and musical theatre to young children and youth.

Janet’s history with Menopause The Musical began in 2006 with the original Toronto company. She has played every role in the show and to this day continues to be a part of the cast as well as one of the producers of Shaggypup Productions.

“I am very proud of the work we’ve done with this show. We have a great cast and crew, many of whom have been with us since the beginning. Every day I am grateful for their commitment to our company. We have traveled coast to coast in Canada bringing laughter and a sense of sisterhood to women every where we go.”

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Max I. Million

Mascot (a.k.a. "Maxscot")

Max is honoured to be back leading the pack  as the mascot for ShaggyPup Productions. A three year old Westiepoo with over 15,000 followers on Instagram, Max leads a busy life as a theatre dog and tour pup, a brand representative and model for some of the leading companies in the Canadian pet industry, and as a service dog. He was named Toronto's Top Dog in the small dog category for 2017/18 and was featured by Toronto Life in an article titled, "The Seven Cutest Pooches at Toronto's Doggy Oscars". Max's theatre career has taken him from across the country from Vancouver, BC to St. John's, NL. Production credits include: Menopause The Musical (ShaggyPup Productions), Here On The Flight Path and The Invention of Romance (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Back In '69 (Magnus Theatre), Seasons (Sol Express), Hockey Dreams (YES Theatre/Sudbury Theatre Centre), Brundibár (Canadian Children's Opera Company), Peter and the Starcatcher (Globe Theatre), Thank You For Being A Friend (Joseph Patrick Presents), Church Basement Ladies 2 (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia) and The Terrible Parents (Cabaret Company Theatre). In his spare time, Max enjoys lure coursing and is proud to have earned his first Chase Ability title in the sport through the Canadian Kennel Club, as well as his Course Aptitude title through the United Kennel Club. Max can be followed on Instagram at @max_i._million.