2015-2016 Past Performances

NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH
by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott

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July 15-August 3, 2016

Directed by Ann Lehman | Produced by Jim Johnson

A young bride who lives above a bank with her husband who is the assistant manager, innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware. What comes is Scandinavian pornography. The plot revolves around what is to be done with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films, and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the man’s mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector, a police superintendent, and a muddled friend who does everything wrong in his reluctant efforts to set everything right, all of which works up to a hilarious ending of closed or slamming doors.

Cast:

Frances Hunter: Katie Owens
Peter Hunter: Dan Allmond
Brian Runnicles: Amit Ahluwalia
Eleanor Hunter: Judith Sachs
Leslie Bromhead: Bill Martin
Superintendent Paul: Stephen Keyes
Mr. Needham: Tyler Calabro
Susan: Crystal Valdez
Barbara: Adrian Falcon
Delivery man: Dale Noss

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
June 17-July 2, 2016

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Directed by Marc S. Sanders | Produced by Judith Sachs

A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four.

Cast:

Jim Moss as Richard Hannay
Joie Marsh as Annabella, Margaret, and Pamela
Jeff Roush and Trish Farber as EVERYONE ELSE

Written by Ray Cooney

May 13-28, 2016

Directed by James Rayfield | Produced by Deb Kelley

The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person. Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.

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Cast:

John – Dan Allmond
Barbara – Jessica Mazza
Mary – Alexa Sheppard
Stanley – Nicholas Knetzte
Dad – Stephan Bielawski and Richard Coppinger
Gavin – Zachary Wayson
Vicky – Serena Kline

Written by Beth Henley

April 8-April 30, 2016

Directed by Robin New | Produced by Marc S. Sanders


The Magrath sisters have gathered in their Mississippi hometown to await news of their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister is back after a failed singing career; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband. Their troubles, grave and yet hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while falling in love with her.

Cast:

Babe McGrath – Casey Adam
Doc Porter – Ryan Belock
Lenny McGrath – Mary Jordan
Chick Boyle – Georgia Kosloski
Barnette Lloyd – Constantine Kyriakou
Meg McGrath – Joie Marsh

Getting the Gold

Written by P.J. Barry

March 11-26, 2016

Directed by Mary Kay Cyrus | Produced by Jen Martin

On the eve of her 80th birthday, wealthy Cammy Cobb fears she is about to be murdered by her son in law or her only daughter. She confides in her granddaughters, but they attribute her fears to age and a recent stroke. Family dynamics have Cammy protecting herself with a pistol, disinheriting her daughter, and blindly trusting her granddaughters.  What lengths will family members go to when millions stand to be inherited or lost?

Cast:

  Cammy ………….      Mary Trzcinski
Peg Campbell……    Jeaux Brown
Brad Campbell….    Mark William Myers
Jill Campbell….        Marie Harwell
Harriet Campbell…. Casey Hempel

        Stage Manager….    Bridget Haeger
Props/Set Décor…    Shirley Overton

Written by Ken Ludwig

February 5 – 27, 2016

Directed by Miguel E. Rodriguez | Produced by Marc S. Sanders

The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf.

Cast:

Hippie Griswold = Justin
Jessica O’Brien = Louise
Ron Pandolfo = Bingham
Barry Silber = Dickie
Kym Welch = Muriel
Penni Willen = Pamela

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Written by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman

January 8 – 23, 2016

Directed by Dawn Kidle | Produced by Kelly Clow

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“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” – Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank is the dramatic true story of eight peoples’ time in hiding in Amsterdam during World War II as told thru the eyes and words of the eloquent and buoyant, Anne. The play begins the morning the Franks go into hiding and it chronicles the next two years’ events in the tiny secret annex.

CAST:

Otto Frank: Stephan Bielawski
Edith Frank: Alicia Spiegel
Margot Frank: Serena Kline
Anne Frank: Maggie Gamson
Putti Van Daan: John Durbin
Petronella Van Daan: Rebecca Kaminsky Smith
Peter Van Daan: Kyle Mogg
Alfred Dussell: Leo Salerno
Miep: Samantha Hall
Mr. Kraler: Thomas Pahl
Nazi Officer, 2 Dutch Collaborators: Kenneth Grace, Dale Noss, and Ronald Kline

SCROOGELOGOScrooge, The Musical
November 27 – December 19, 2015

Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Jeffrey M. Lucas | Produced by Jim Russell

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Directed by Jeffrey A. Lukas
Produced by Jim Russell

In 1970, renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, into the hit screen musical “Scrooge!” starring Albert Finney. Bricusse later adapted the film into this delightfully energetic stage musical!

Like the film, the musical closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

CAST

Rob L’Ecuyer as Ebenezer Scrooge

Sam Burke as Bob Cratchit

Faith Clark as The Ghost of Christmas Past

Nicholas Knetxke as The Ghost of Christmas Present

Tyler Walker as Tom Jenkins

Jeffrey M. Lukas as Jacob Marley’s Ghost

Brianna Filippelli as Isabel and Helen

Alan Williams as Harry and Londoner

Adriane Falcon as Mrs. Cratchit and Isabel/Helen understudy

Kidany Camilo as Young Ebenezer Scrooge and Ghost Quartet

Stephan Bielawski as Mr. Fezziwig

Georgia Kosloski as Mrs. Fezziwig

Bradley Clark as Tiny Tim

Kaedin Cammareri as Jenny Scrooge and Londoner

Philip Houdesheldt as The Ghost of Christmas Future, Ghost Quartet and Londoner

Maggie Gamson as Kathy Cratchit and Londoner

Sawyer Spiegel as Peter Cratchit , Child Scrooge, Charles and Boy

Lynn Cammareri as Jollygoode, Ghost Quartet and Londoner

Georgia Dawkins as Topper, Wine Merchant and Londoner

Madison Maha as Londoner

Taylor Fields as Ghost Quartet, Stuart and Londoner

Daisy Pitchford as Cratchit Girl, Beggar Woman and Londoner

Aaron Binder as Punch and Judy Man and Londoner

Maggie Stickle-Jenkins as Hardy, Teacher and Londoner

Marc Blander as Mr. Caristars

Mara Blander as Martha Cratchit and Londoner

Alexia Houdesheldt as Bess, Sarah and Londoner

Tracie Horsington as Bissett and Londoner

Marissa Houdesheldt as Londoner

Laura Lopez-Forer as Londoner

Willis Wilson as Pub Landlord and Londoner

Briana Miele as Londoner

Gracie Smith as Miss Dilber, Lucy and Londoner

Abigail Burge as Londoner

California Suite
by Neil Simon

October 23 – November 14, 2015

Directed by Nancy Fueyo | Produced by Ann Lehman

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California Suite is a humorous confection divided into four parts!

In Visitor from New York, a magazine writer is joined by her ex-husband to decide with whom their daughter should spend the next six months. The banter flies fast and furious but Hannah’s well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.

The Visitor from Philadelphia is introduces us to a wife catching her husband “en flagrante delicto” with a drunken hooker.

Visitors from London features a British Academy Award nominee who returns from the ceremony empty-handed to husband whose homosexuality will be no comfort.

The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared. Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.

CAST

Visitors from New York
Hannah Warren- MaryAnn Bardi
William Warren- Bill Pandolfo

Visitors from Philadelphia
Marvin Michaels- Randy Rosenthal
Millie Michaels- Karyn Lorenzetti
Bunny- Autumn Pandolfo

Visitors from London
Diana Nichols- Petra Sussman
Sidney Nichols- Jim Moss

Visitors from Chicago
Mort Hollender- Max Mantius
Beth Hollender/Bunny- Autumn Pandolfo
Stu Franklyn- Scott Mosquera
Gert Franklyn- Brittany Kociuba

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Assistant to the Director- Joshua Sussman
Stage Manager- Brittany Kociuba

Fiddler on the Roof – Special Musical Presentation
September 11- October 3, 2015

Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein

Directed by Richard Coppinger
Musical Direction by Lynn Cammareri
Choreography by Laura Fleming Roberts
Produced by Jim Russell and Jen Martin

Photo by Ernesto Sears

Photo by Ernesto Sears

Winner of 9 TONY Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler On The Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein.

Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters.

With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

CAST
David Jankiewicz as Tevye
Caroline Cox as Golde
Brianna Filippelli as Tzeitel
Katie Murray as Hodel
Gillian Dittmer as Chava
Kaedin Cammareri as Sphrintze
Julia Sanders as Bielke
Trish Farber as Yente
Sam Burke as Motel
Jeff Lukas as Perchik
Frank Weiss as Lazar Wolf and Nachum
Sandy Yosha as Grandma Tzeitel and Villager
Ann K. Lehman as Fruma-Sarah
Alan Willams as Fyedka
Daniel Coppinger as Mordcha
Willis Wilson as Avram
Dave Snider as The Fiddler
Stephen Fox as The Rabbi
Trudy Jones as Chandel and Villager
Kiana Burns as Wedding Dancer and Villager
Beverly Marino as Villager
Pam Slagg as Villager
Sawyer Spiegel as Young Boy