1997-1998 Season

FALSETTOS

Book by James Lapine & William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn
October 17 – November 8, 1997

Production Team

Director – Bob Chapel
Musical Direction – Mary Elizabeth Forbes
Choreography – Sara Stovall
Set Designer – Margaret Moore
Lighting Designer – R. Lee Kennedy
Costume Designer – Jim Alford
Production Stage Manager – Wes Wyse
Producers – John Gibson, Will Kerner
Master Carpenter – Ken Girasek
Drapery –W. Tony Powell, Corey Jo Lloyd
Light Board Technicians – Patrick Reed, Joel Hailey
Set Painting – John Owen

Cast

MARVIN – John Gibson
TRINA – Wendy Novicoff
MENDEL – Doug Schneider
WHIZZER – Jeff Dreyfus
JASON – Alex Davis
DR. CHARLOTTE – Adriana Anderson
CORDELIA – Sara Stovall

The Teeny Tiny Band

PIANO – Mary Elizabeth Forbes
PERCUSSION – David Youel
REEDS – Holly Gloff

MONSTER THERAPY – The Return of Coffeehouse – Coffeehouse 11

Written by Joel Jones, Mary Beth McNulty, Katherine Ross, Jeanmarie Williams
January 30 – February 14, 1998

Production Team

Directors – Larry Emmons, Jennifer Hoyt, Joel Jones, Cristan Keighley
Music by – THE NINTH – David Sickman, Rod Coles, Ben Jacobs, Peter Griesar
Set Designer – John Owen
Lighting Designer – Patrick Reed
Costume Designer – Virginia Snead
Sound Designer – Stroud
Producers – Will Kerner, John Gibson
Production Stage Manager – Arthur Scott
Assistant Stage Manager – Linda Hayward
Assistant Director – M. Mala Cunningham
Sound Board Technician – Stephanie Rothmier
Script Coordinator – Joel Jones

FEAR OF CLOSING

By Joel Jones
Director – Larry Emmons

Cast

GEORGE – Scott Saternye
JENNY – Radha Metro
BLUNTBATTER – Joel Jones

CHALLENGER DISASTER

By Brady Earnhart
VOICE – Cassidy Sickman

ZOO

By Mary Beth McNulty Director – Cristan Keighley

Cast

ARNOLD – Peter Griesar
MEGAN – Siân Richards
SCIENTIST – Jane Scatena

THE PAWS CLAUSE

By Katherine Ross
Director – Jennifer Hoyt

Cast

WOMAN – Radha Metro
MAN – Larry Emmons
OSCAR – Cristan Keighley

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

By Joel Jones
Directors – Larry Emmons, Jennifer Hoyt

Cast

RAINBOW – Aran Cravey
CODY – Joel Hailey
SUSAN – Katherine Ross
GODZILLA – Bill LeSueur

DATING SERVICE

By May Adrales
Director – Larry Emmons

Cast

WOMAN – Siân Richards

EXISTENTIAL MEDLEY

By Joel Jones
Director – Ray Schwartz, Joel Jones

Cast

EXISTENTIALIST – Ray Schwartz

MONSTER THERAPY

By Joel Jones
Director – Cristan Keighley

Cast

THERAPIST – Jane Scatena
GODZILLA – Bill LeSueur

BOMBARDMENT

By Joel Jones
Director – Joel Jones

Cast

SARGE – Aer Stephen
DESOTO – Cristan Keighley
JIMMY – Larry Emmons
EUMENIUS – Peter Griesar

LANDING

By Jeanmarie Williams
Director – Jennifer Hoyt
Choreography – Ray Schwartz

Cast

LINDA – Mary Beth McNulty
JEROME – Scott Saternye
BUSINESS MAN – Joel Hailey
BUSINESS WOMAN – Radha Metro

2ND SHEPHERD’S PLAY

By “The Wakefield Master”
December 5 – 20, 1997

Production Team

Director – Thadd McQuade
Costume Designer – Dorothy Smith
Lighting Designers – Patrick Reed, Thadd McQuade
Sound Designer – Louis Schultz
Prologue Designer – Christos Vangelopoulos
Production Stage Manager – Arthur Scott
Producers – John Gibson, Will Kerner
Light Board Technician – Patrick Reed
Sound Board Technician – Louis Schultz

Cast

1ST SHEPHERD (COLL) – Christos Vangelopoulos
2ND SHEPHERD (GIB) – Larry Garretson
3RD SHEPHERD (DAW) – Kara McLane
A SHEEPSTEALER (MAK) –John Harrell
HIS WIFE (GIL) – Savitri Durkee
FIRST SERVANT – Martha Mendenhall
PROLOGUE ANGELS – Lisa Briggs, Lisa Eller, Clinton Johnston, Zap McConnell, Nadia Sepsenwol

THE SEAGULL

By Anton Chekhov
Translation by Paul Schmidt
March 20 – April 4, 1998

Production Team

Director – John Owen
Set Designer – John Owen
Costume Designer – Helene Trehú
Sound Designer – Joel Hailey
Lighting Designer – Patrick Reed
Production Stage Manager – Wes Wyse
Producers – Will Kerner, John Gibson
Assistant Stage Managers – Alice Reed, Kami Nicole, Kim Garofalo
Dresser – Corey Jo Lloyd
Sound Board Technician – Joel Hailey
Master Carpenters – Leo Arico, Ken Girasek

Cast

YAKOV – Josh Cummings
SHAMRAYEV – Michael Horan
TRIGORIN – Cristan Keighley
MEDVEDENKO – Jeremy Wyatt Linzee
MASHA – Kara McLane
NINA – Radha Metro
ARKADINA – Beatrix Ost
KONSTANTIN – W. Tony Powell
PAULINA – Geri Schirmer
DORN – Jerry Stokes
SORIN – Jeff Syte, Bill Williamson (alternate)

EDGAR

Inspired by The Tell-tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe
Book by Greg Brasson, adapted in part by Liz Porter
Music by Martin Hennessy
Lyrics by Greg Brasson, Nick Saverine, Martin Hennessy
April 9 – 18, 1998

Production Team

Director – Francine Sackett
Chorus Director – Judith Gary

Featuring

John Carden
Lydia Ooghe
Doug Schneider
Steve Tharpe
Kim Hoffacker
The Aspects

THE JOURNALS OF LEWIS and CLARK

Conceived by John Gibson

Created & Edited by Alec Beard, Jack Conlon, Allison Crawford, Catherine Dee, Larry Garretson, John Gibson, John Harrell, Clinton Johnston, Johnny Jones, Brooke Joyce, Miki Liszt, Ginger McCarthy, Zap McConnell, Donal Oldaker, Louis Schultz,and  Joia Wood

April 24 – May 16, 1998

Production Team

Director – John Gibson
Movement – Miki Liszt
Original Score – Brooke Joyce
Set Designer – John Gibson
Lighting Designer – Mark Schuyler
Costume Designer – Lynne Goodwin
Projection Designer – Will Kerner
Dramaturges – Mark Schuyler, Catherine Dee
Production Stage Manager – Wes Wyse
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Arthur Scott
Light Board Operator – Patrick Reed
Projections Operator – Will McCutcheon, Stephanie Rothmeier
Sound Consultant – Joel Hailey
Script Supervision – Catherine Dee, Arthur Scott, Wes Wyse
Viewpoints Training – Martha Mendenhall
“The Bear” Staging – Thadd McQuade

Cast

JOSEPH WHITEHORSE & OTHERS – Alec Beard
THE HISTORIAN & OTHERS – Jack Conlon
THE OLD WOMAN & OTHERS – Allyson Crawford
LEWIS & OTHERS – Larry Garretson
YORK & OTHERS – Clinton Johnston
CHARBONEAU & OTHERS – Johnny Jones
JEFFERSON & OTHERS – Ginger McCarthy
SACAGAWEA & OTHERS – Zap McConnell
CAMEAWHAIT & OTHERS – Donal Oldaker
JOHN ORDWAY & OTHERS – Louis Schultz
PIERRE CRUZAT & OTHERS – Joia Wood

Musicians

FLUTE – Janelle Foster-Joyce
VIOLIN – Courtney Stewart

THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

By Jane Wagner
June 5 – 20, 1998

Production Team

Director – Francine Sackett
Set Designer – Francine Sackett
Costume Designer – Corey Jo Lloyd
Sound Designer – Joel Hailey
Lighting Designer – Rowena Halpin
Production Stage Manager – Jay Neelley
Stage Management Intern – Laura Swift
Master Carpenter – RB Smith
Light Board Technician – Beth DeBellevue
Sound Board Technician – Joel Hailey, Will McCutcheon (Sound Intern)

Cast

LILY/JUDITHBEASLEY/KATE/MARIE & LUD/BRANDY/LYNN – Cynthia Burke CHRISSY/PAUL/TINA/AGNUS/MARGE/LILY – Jennifer Hoyt
TRUDY/EDIE/LILY – Dinah Pehrson

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel My Love, My Love; or The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy
July 10 – August 1, 1998

Production Team

Director – Doug Schneider
Musical Director – Gail Pataky
Vocal Director – Jamie Nichols Martin
Choreographer – Ricardo Porter
Assistant Choreographer – Mimi Renard
Set Designer – John Gibson
Lighting Designer – Margaret Moore, Wes Wyse
Sound Designer – Lawrence Levine
Production Stage Manager – Wes Wyse
Producers – John Gibson, Will Kerner
Master Carpenter – Leo Arico
Assistant Stage Manager – Bobbie Buxton
Light Board Technician – Beth DeVellevue
Sound Board Technician – Linda Grinaker
Daniel’s Quilt Design – Barbara Myer

Cast

LITTLE TI MOUNE – Ruby Ross
MAMA EURALIE – Allyson Crawford
TONTON JULIAN – Malena Kim McDaniel
DANIEL – Melvin Perrow II
ARMAND – Glenn Harris
ANDREA – Michelle Pulsipher
PAPA GE – Clinton Johnston
ASAKA – Jason Cooper
ERZULIE – Emily Lyman
STORYTELLER – Mimi Renard
STORYTELLER – Richardo Porter

The Band

PIANO – Gail Pataky
WOODWIND/REEDS – Holly Gloff
PERCUSSION – Olumide