Past Productions


2014 Winter Production

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon  ~ 

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like
Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

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2013 Fall Production 

The Diary of Anne Frank ~ The story of a Jewish family hiding from the German occupying forces in war-torn Amsterdam. To escape the horrors of Nazi persecution, Otto Frank hides with his wife and two daughters in attic rooms above an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. Also hiding with the Franks are four other people - the Van Daans, their son Peter, and a dentist, Mr Dussel. In her diary Anne recorded an account of the trials and tribulations of the people around her, alltrying to live a normal life in cramped attic accommodation, whilst under the constant threat of discovery by the Gestapo. This is a story made all the more dramatic because it is based on a true account, and concerns the lives of real people who lived at a time of unspeakable horror for the Jewish population in many European countries.

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Cast:

Anne Frank ~ Kaya Hubbard

Otto Frank ~ Andrew Haggerty

Edith Frank ~ Jo Clark

Margot Frank ~ Brooke Larson

Peter Van Daan ~ Peter Bryson

Petronella Van Daan ~ Shaneen Walter-Edwards

Putti Van Daan ~ Ezra Sarmiento

Jan Dussel ~ Troy Nelson

Miep Gies ~ Linda Rigor

Mr. Kraler ~Simon Rehm




2013 Spring Production 
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Cast:
Vice Principal Douglas Panch ~ Stephen Mansfield
Rona Lisa Peretti ~ Delia Finney
Olive Ostrovsky ~ Hannah Feodorov
William Barfée ~ Ezra Sarmiento
Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre ~ Taryn Smith
Marcy Park ~ Hannah White
Leaf Coneybear ~ Matthew Bohl
Charlito "Chip" Tolentino ~ Chandra Lim
Mitch Mahoney ~ Austin Medlock


25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Spring 2013


2012 Fall Production 

Lend Me a Tenor 

In this classic farce, its a historic night at the Cleveland Opera Company, world-famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform in Otello. Through a series of mishaps, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the house manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity.

Cast:

Max ~ Matthew Bohl
Maggie ~ Kaya Hubbard
Saunders ~ Cameron Sonju
Tito Merelli ~ Joseph Vargas
Maria ~ Jo Clark
Bellhop ~ Ezra Sarmiento
Diana ~ Myka Kielbon
Julia ~ Mary MacDonald






2012 Spring Production
BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It is a satire done with the fondest affection, and tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. An English Teacher, What Did I Ever See in Him?, Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin' to Do, Kids, Rosie and Spanish Rose are musical theatre classics. This is the tops in imagination and good old fashion fun.
 

Cast List:

James Bailey Ross   -   Conrad Birdie
Matthew Bohl   -   Freddie, Swing
Jo Clark   -   Mae Peterson
Zira Cook   -   Randolph MacAfee
Ryan Gluckman   -   Harry MacAfee
Miranda Green   -   Ursula Merkle
Kit Hall   -   Helen, Swing
Aleczandr Jackson   -   Mayor, Swing
Kyndahl Jones   -   Phyllis, Swing
Viviann Kapuaala   -   Rosie Alvarez
Adam Keene   -   Lee Johnson, Swing
Myka Kielbon   -   Deborah Sue, Swing
Mary MacDonald   -   Mrs. Merkle, Swing
Kalani Meligro   -   Doris MacAfee
Brayden Porter   -   Maude, Swing
Jordan Sanabria   - Kim MacAfee
Ian Sax   -   Harvey Johnson, Swing
Taylor Schueler   -   Penelope Ann, Swing
Taryn Smith   -   Margie, Swing
Rashaila Tackett   -   Mayor’s Wife, Swing
Miles Thornton   -   Hugo Peabody
Joseph Vargas   -   Albert Peterson
Hannah White   -   Gloria, Swing



2011 Fall Production
The Desperate Hours 

The story of a home invaded by three escaped criminals and of civilized people being driven to violence. The Hilliards are a typical family living on the outskirts of Indianapolis. Suddenly, their pleasant home becomes a pressure cooker of cunning and violence.*


Cast List:

Melvin Aguda ~ Chuck Wright

Matthew Bohl ~ Glenn Griffin

Jo Clark ~ Ralphie Hilliard

Travis Duell ~ Jesse Bard

Ryan Gluckman ~ Samuel Robish

Griffen Hagenson ~ Hank Griffin

Myka Kielbon ~ Eleanor Hilliard

Johnny Le ~ Lt. Carl Fredericks

Mary MacDonald ~ Miss Swift

Maddison Newell ~ Cindy Hilliard

Peter Nguyen ~ Dutch/Mr. Patterson

Lindsay Rogan ~ Agent Harriet Carson

Taryn Smith ~ Tammy Winston 

Max Zimmerman ~ Dan Hilliard



Preview the show through these production photos:

Desperate Hours, Fall 2011



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* = http://www.stageagent.com/Shows/View/1215#ixzz1ZyKFwMiR

2011 Spring Musical
Oklahoma!

music by Richard Rodgers 
lyrics & music by Oscar Hammerstein II

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. 

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

The music and lyrics have proven to be some of the best in musical theatre with songs that include "Oh What a Beautiful Morning", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", People Will Say We're in Love, "I Can't Say No", "Oklahoma! and many more, making this a musical treat for the whole family. 

Synopsis Source


Fun Facts about Oklahoma!

  • Oklahoma! is the first true modern American musical
  • Opening in 1943, Oklahoma! was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first joint collaboration
  • Oklahoma! was the first musical where the lyrics in the songs advanced the plot.  Previously, the songs in the show were really separate from the narrative of the story
  • Oklahoma! was the first to have an original cast album
  • Oklahoma! held the record for longest running musical for 15 years
  • Oklahoma! won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1944


2011 Student Directed Production
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody 

It’s New Year’s Eve at the Perry mansion.  Julia and Matthew Perry seem to have it all. Still, Matthew wants something more -- to be rid of his wife, Julia, so he can have some real fun!  He resolves to murder Julia by the end of the year, and tells her so. She vows to stay alive, and tells him so. And so the game begins and of course hilarity ensues. 

While Julia cleverly dodges Matthew’s devious murder attempts, the Perry friends and staff are dying off mysteriously. It seems Matthew is successful in murdering everyone but Julia. As the bodies are falling, 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! 


2010 Fall Production

12 Angry People

12 Angry Men (1957) is the gripping, penetrating, and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors who are uncomfortably brought together 

to deliberate after hearing the 'facts' in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial case. They retire to a jury room to do their civic duty and serve up a just verdict for the indigent minority defendant (with a criminal record) whose life is in the balance. The film is a powerful indictment, denouncement and expose of the trial by jury system

. The frightened, teenaged defendant is on trial, as well as the jury and the American judicial system with its purported sense of infallibility, fairness and lack of bias. Alternatively, the film could also be viewed as commentary on McCarthyism, Fascism, or Communism (threatening forces in the 50s). One of the film's posters described how the workings of the judicial process can be disastrous: "LIFE IS IN THEIR HANDS - DEATH IS ON THEIR MINDS! It EXPLODES Like 12 Sticks of Dynamite."

Cast

FOREMAN: Taylor Schueler  

JUROR NO. 2: Matthew Carlson

JUROR NO. 3: David Ramirez

JUROR NO. 4: Flannery Denison  

JUROR NO. 5: Nanna Darden

JUROR NO. 6: Matt Bohl   

JUROR NO. 7: Johnny Le

JUROR NO. 8: Kayla Swedlow  

JUROR NO. 9: Kaily Irons-Fuda

JUROR NO. 10: Sterling Espinoza  

JUROR NO. 11: Biruktawit Mengistu

JUROR NO. 12: Mackenzie Jennings 

BAILIFF: Margie Alamario

More info here:  http://www.filmsite.org/twelve.html


2010 Spring Production
Once Upon a Mattress
A love-sick nobleman seeking to marry his sweetheart does his best to find his ruling prince a suitable bride so that he himself may wed. No one in Prince Dauntless’s kingdom is permitted to marry until the prince himself exchanges vows — a problem hindered by the fact that the prince’s overprotective mother, Queen Aggravain, has thus far thwarted all efforts to marry her son. This does not sit well with the honorable Sir Harry, a man whose heart longs to wed the fair Lady Larkin, and after a long and arduous journey specifically designed to find the prince a bride, Sir Harry returns to his kingdom to present Princess Winnifred of the swamps. Immediately smitten by the princess, Prince Dauntless sets into motion plans for a lavish wedding as his scheming mother cooks up a test that’s sure to send his marital plans awry.

Brief Clip Courtesy of Mr. Bivins


"In a Little While"


CAST
Ryan Berry ~ Sir Harry
Matt Bohl ~ Knight
Lisa Broadstone ~ Princess Winnifred
Matt Carlson ~ The Wizard
Chris DeVore ~ Prince Dauntless
Ian Hicks ~ King Sextimus
Russell Iverson ~ Sir Luce
Mackenzie Jennings ~ Lady in Waiting
Mat Jensen ~ Sir Harold
Genneva Machmiller ~ Lady Larkin
Simone Machmiller ~ The Jester
Nikita Mighell ~ Princess #12
Kailey Pearce ~ Queen Aggravain
David Ramirez ~ The Minstrel
Emily Savidge ~ Lady Beatrice
Arissa Sims ~ Lady Rowena
Alex Soustek ~ Sir Studley
Jaimi Tapia ~ Lady Mabelle
Miles Thornton ~ Knight
Corinne Wahchumwah ~ Lady in Waiting


BAND
CJ Abe ~ Bass Guitar
Julia Bryson ~ Flute
Brittany Chambers ~ Piano
Ian Currier ~ Tenor Saxophone
Kyle Edwards ~ Trumpet
Patrick Gordon  ~ Baritone Saxophone
Ryan Henson ~ Percussion
Matthew Howell ~ Guitar
Allan Jones ~ Flute
Addison Khim ~ Alto Saxophone
Zak Knutson ~ French Horn
Jullianea Plummer ~ Clarinet
Bazel Rivera ~ Flute
Antonio Rodriguez ~ Trumpet
Roger Rodriguez ~ Clarinet
Natcha Srivichien ~ Clarinet
Micheal Swanson ~ Trombone
Sara Trotter ~ Clarinet
Rebecca Van-Den-Ende ~ Trumpet
Brando Westhoff ~ Trumpet


CREW
Lacey Ballard ~ Stage Manager
Brittany Bennett ~ Tech
Tessa Jinneman ~ Light Designer/Op 
Chris Livingston ~ Spot Op
Taylor Schueler ~ Spot Op
Mariah Sepulveda Clark ~ Tech
Candace Tilson ~ Tech
Valerie Wahchumwah ~ Tech
Colin Willson ~ Sound Designer/Op

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