September 10 – October 2, 2010 THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International directed by Dru Ullery Get out your dictionaries! Set in a school gym, this witty, charming, Tony-award-winning musical takes a heartwarming look at the pressures of growing up, seen through the eyes of quirky, lovable characters who are competing for the title of spelling bee champion.
September 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30; October 1, 2, 2010 at 8pm; September 19, 2010 at 2pm The Production Team Director: Dru Ullery Producer: Rick Dowdall Music Director: Denise Wisneski Asst. Director/Choreographer: Renee Schulz Tech Director: Diana Oboler Gagliardi The Cast Rona Lisa Peretti — Sue Murphy Vice Principal Douglas Panch — Steve Schulz Mitch Mahoney — Jason Kramer Olive Ostrovsky — Christa Wisneski William Barfée — Bob Goretski Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre — Mia M’Buy Marcy Park — Leigh Ann Brienza Leaf Coneybear — James Scotland IV Chip Tolentino — Paul Bigas ______________________________________________________________________________________ November 5 – November 20, 2010 DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley directed by Cindy Schneider A fast-moving, suspense-filled drama set in a 1964 Bronx Catholic school, this is a gripping story of suspicion and the nuances of moral uncertainty — a taut, enthralling study of the nature of truth.
The Production Team Director — Cindy Schneider Assistant Director — Kelley Stanford Producer — Stevie Tagye Set Design — Dave Cowburn Technical Director — Sue Lapin Stage Manager — Linda Blystone The Cast Sister Aloysus — Sherry Snyder Sister James — Andrea Daniels Father Flynn — Eric Jarrell Mrs. Muller — Tia Allen ______________________________________________________________________________________ January 7 – January 22, 2011 ADRIFT IN MACAO A musical comedy book and lyrics by Christopher Durang, music by Peter Melnick directed by Steve Schulz Set in the exotic tropics, this zany musical is a parody of film noir — when leading men were hard-boiled, dames were dangerous, and musicals were filled with intrigue, colorful characters, witty songs and pure silliness.
January 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22, 2011 The Production Team Director — Steve Schulz Musical Director — Denise Wisneski Executive Producer — Renee Schulz Assistant Director/Producer — Christa Wisneski Choreographer –– Renee Schulz Stage Manager — Linda Blystone Tech Director — Diana Gagliardi The Cast Lureena — Diana Gagliardi Mitch — Gary Bullock Tempura — Bob Goretski Corinna — Leigh Ann Brienza Rick — Russ White Joe — Dru Ullery Daisy — Allie Greet _______________________________________________________________________________________ February 25 – March 12, 2011
RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Aaron Gould Heartbreaking and improbably funny, this drama of a family in crisis won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Becca and Howie had the perfect life – a great marriage, a beautiful house, and a lovely son. But after a tragic accident, they must learn how to survive great loss and make a life with the family that remains.
The Production Team Director: Aaron Gould Assistant Director: Jeff Cronin Assistant to the Director: Abby Gould Producer: Barbara Newberry Stage Manager: Keegan Peters Set Designer: Bill Braak Lighting Designer: Ellen Spampinato Costume Designer: Jeanine Brotherston Food Designer: Lois Gould The Cast Becca: Heather Reese Howie: Eric Jarrell Izzy: Deedee Mann Nat: Deb Braak Jason: Kevin Fennell ______________________________________________________________________________________ April 15 – April 30, 2011
A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY by Ron Bernas directed by Marnie Herzfeld & Hal Holzer Julia and Matthew seem to have it all. But Matthew wants more — so he resolves to to murder Julia by New Year’s end, and tells her so. She vows to stay alive, and tells him so. And so the game begins — a hilariously farcical match of wits and the witless.
The Production Team Producers/Co-Directors — Hal Holzer & Marnie Herzfeld Stage Manager — Linda Blystone Assistant Stage Manager — Melanie Magolan Lighting Designer — Ellen Spampinato Master Carpenter — John Magolan The Cast Julia — Laura McWater Matthew — Paul Perrymore Buttram — Randy Knox Bunny — Erin Byrnes Donald — David Dilberto Plotnik — J.T. Grosch ______________________________________________________________________________________ June 3 – June 25, 2011 The Sound of Music music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse directed by Greg Morton Set in Austria at the beginning of WWII, this beloved musical tells the story of a high-spirited, aspiring nun who is sent from her convent to work as a governess for seven unruly children. June 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8:00 PM; June 12 at 2:00 PM
The Production Team Director – Gregory J. Morton Producer – Stephanie Tayge Music Director – Denise Wisneski Stage Manager – Linda Blystone Choeographer – Megan Kelsh
The Cast Captain Georg von Trapp – Lew Osterhoudt Maria Rainer – Janine Herd Rolf Gruber – Jordan T. Catagnus Elsa Schraeder – Wendy Mirto/Stephanie Tayge Max – Carl Heyde The Mother Abbess – Beverly Albertus Sister Berthe – Rosie Alleva Sister Margaretta – Catherine K. Brown Sister Sophia – Jamie Trommelen Frau Schmidt – Kelley Stanford Baronness Elberfeld – Kathie Bell Baron Elberfeld – Rick Harris Franz – Scott Coonradt Herr Zeller – Clem Mirto Admiral Von Schreiber – Josh Gould