A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
August 4 – 19,  2017

Written by Ron Bernas | Directed by Joie Marsh | Produced by Jen Martin

This six-character comedy is a spoof of and love letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and to stage mysteries in general. It is a one-set, two-act piece featuring witty dialogue and slapstick comedy. As the bodies fall, dim-witted daughter Bunny contemplates calling off her wedding to unwitting Donald since all the intended gift-bearing guests are dying. Enter Detective Plotnik – a Sam Spade reincarnation who suspects everyone, but hasn’t a clue. That is, not until Donald stumbles upon Julia and gentlemanly butler Buttram in what Donald mistakenly perceives as a compromising situation. Donald jumps to the conclusion that Julia is the murderer – trying to murder Matthew! It ends in a nice bang and with a bit of a message about the importance of love.

Cast:

Dale Noss as Matthew Perry
Tynan C Pruett as Julia Perry
Crystal Marie as Bunny Perry
Jason Hoolihan as Donald Baxter
Thomas Pahl as Buttram
Marc Sanders as Det. Plotnik

Directed by Victor Carr | Produced by Rae Schwartz
Written by Bernard Slade

This masterful suspense tale by the author of Same Time, Next Year, Same Time, Another Year, Romantic Comedy and Tribute involves a successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting.

CAST:

Arthur Putnam……… Bill Martin
Brenda Simmon……… Casper Hignite
Brooke Carmichael……… Meagan Morales-Correa
Det. Sgt Fred Burchitt……… Robert Hall
Simon Putnam……… Dan Allmond
Holly Adams……… Victoria Richards
Julia Putnam……… Georgia Kosloski

Incorruptible by By Michael Hollinger

Directed by Jim Russell | Produced by Georgia Kosloski

Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.

Cast:

Ron Pandolfo as Charles, Abbot of Priseaux
William Chamblee as Brother Martin
Jim Johnson as Brother Olf
Douglas Ronk as Brother Felix
Trish Farber as The Peasant Woman
Miguel E. Rodriguez as Jack, a one-eyed minstrel
Penni Willen as Marie, Jack’s wife of sorts
Leanne Germann as Agatha, Abbess of Bernay
Donald LaClair as A Wandering Monk

All My Sons

Written By Arthur Miller
Directed by Mike Cote | Produced by Kelly Clow

During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.

Cast:

Joe Keller………….Stephan Bielawski
Kate Keller………..Mary Kay Cyrus
Chris Keller……….Jason Houlihan
Ann Deever……….
Nina Pantalones
George Deever….Bo Smith
Frank Lubby………Colton Larson
Lydia Lubby………Casey Hempel
Sue Bayless………Beth Behner
Jim Bayless……….Eric Misener
Bert……………………Sawyer Spiegel

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Directed by R. James Faurote
Musical Direction by Rob Nicholson
Choreography by Jarrett W. Koski
Produced by Jen Martin and Jim Russell

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results. This modern Broadway classic was adapted into the blockbuster hit film, The Birdcage.

Cast:

Tom Bronson as George
Michael Silvestri as Albin
Felipe A. Olivero as Jean-Michel
Marc S. Sanders as Jacob
To Be Anounced as Anne Dndon
Rick Prada as Monsieur Dindon
Val Sanford as Madame Dindon
Belle Austin, Christopher Daniels, Topher Warren as Les Cagelles
The La Cage Aux Folles Ensemble: Daniel Allmond, Adriane Falcon, David Fraga, Alicia Jiracek, Ann Lehman

Directed by Stephan Bielawski | Produced by Deb Kelley

— Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, & Nicholas Hope

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

Cast:

Kym Welch – Elsa Dowdall
Tynan Pruitt – Peaches Verdeen Belrose
Ann Lehman – Lamerle Verdeen Minshew
Tracy Crews – Cee Cee Windham/ Mama Doll Hagris
Leanne Fergusen – Bisty Hargis
Larry Weglarz – Newt Blaylock
Benjamin Gregory – Purvis Verdeen
Tamara Klein – Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen
Susan Dearden – Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen
Daniel Allmond – Aubrey Verdeen
Marc Blander – Sherriff Grover Lout

A special thank you shout out to Jeff Roush, Continental Hair, for designing Gaynelle’s wig!

Directed by Leanne Germann | Produced by Theresa Colado
Written by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore

The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom’s infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy’s savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! Involve a stuffy young lawyer, a hard drinking, man hungry housekeeper and a trio of beautiful young women, and you have the recipe for a laugh packed farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls as Tom strives mightily to compensate for Billy’s “habitual” errors.

Cast:

Billy: Bo Smith
Tom: Dan Allmond
Girl: Alicia Spiegel
Virginia: Penni Willen
Fryburger: Kenneth Grace
Jane: Lisa Morrison
MacIntosh: Adriane Falcon
Pizza Face Petrillo: Michael Jeffery

Directed by Derek Baxter | Produced by Georgia Kosloski
December 2 – 18, 2016

— Adapted by Jim Russell from the book by Charles Dickens
An adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means.  Join us for a magical retelling of the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Cast:

Sean Weaver as Ebenezer Scrooge

Donald LaClair as Grandfather/Narrator

Taylor Fields as Bob Cratchit and the Ghost of Christmas Future

Victoria Richards as Mrs. Cratchit

Mara Blander as Tiny Tim

Briana Miele as Fan and Martha Cratchit

Daniel Allmond as Fred and Colin

John Durbin as the Ghost of Jacob Marley and Old Joe

Maggie Gamson as the Ghost of Christmas Past

Diane Ramos as the Ghost of Christmas Present

Dale Noss as Mr. Fezziwig and Nigel

Patricia Farber as Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Dilber

Ryan Payton as Young Scrooge

Deena Hayes as Belle and Linda

Bryce Euler as Child Scrooge, Turkey Boy and Roger Cratchit

Levi Grace as Rose

Noelani Hodgson as Helen

Alexia Houdesheldt as Elizabeth

Sarah Walkowiak as Sarah Cratchit

Ellen Jannereth as Want and Ellen Fezziwig

Marissa Houdesheldt as Ignorance and Ms. Hathaway

Riley Poteralski as William, Peter Cratchit and Young Jacob Marley

Lisa Morrison as Mrs. Upton

Stephan Bielawski as Mr. Chumsworthy

 

Proof by David David Auburn
Directed by Clareann Despain

November 10-19, 2016

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

Cast:

Robert: Greg Thompson
Catherine: Laura E. Gonzalez
Claire: Victoria Ann
Hal: Sam Burke

Deathtrap
Written by Ira Levin

October 7-29, 2016
Directed by Leo Salerno | Produced by Jim Johnson

Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a “dry” spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

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Cast:

Sidney Bruhl – Larry Corwin
Myra Bruhl – Jen Martin
Clifford Anderson – Jacob Mohr
Helga Ten Dorp – Trish Farber
Porter Milgram – Thomas Pahl

The Addams Family Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

September 2 – 24, 2016
Directed by Shaun Rice | Musical Direction by Lynn Cammareri

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The Addams Family Musical features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

DSCN4476Four cast members were on Radio 1110 with Pete O’ Shea. Listen here!


Cast:

Jeffrey Lukas – Gomez Addams
Nicole Townson – Morticia Addams
Adriane Falcon – Wednesday Addams
McKinnley Nelson – Pugsley Addams
John Hooper – Uncle Fester Addams
Maria Brent – Grandma Addams
Benjamin Gregory – Lurch
Tammy Dalton – Alice Beinecke
Frank Weiss – Mal Beinecke
Felipe Olivero – Lucas Beinecke
David Fraga – Ancestor Ensemble
Jeffrey Martin – Ancestor Ensemble
Ronni Moses – Ancestor Ensemble
Julie Nelson – Ancestor Ensemble
Rachel Siter – Ancestor Ensemble
Penni Willen – Ancestor Ensemble