May 3-6, 2001 730pm (2pm on May 6)
Advance Tickets :
$6 Student/Senior Citizen
$8 at door
HELLO, DOLLY! is the story of Dolly Levi's (Katie Gluek) efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder (Andrew Schmuacher), the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her.
Mrs. Levi tracks Vandergelder to his hay and feed store in Yonkers, then
by train back to Mrs. Molloy's hat shop in New York, out into the streets
of the city where they are all caught up in the great Fourteenth Street
Association Parade, and finally to the most elegant and expensive
restaurant in town, the Harmonia Gardens. There, Dolly is greeted by Head
Waiter Rudolph (Roman Teller) the
waiters, cooks, doormen and wine stewards in one of the most famous songs
in the history of American musical comedy, Hello, Dolly!
With a cast of eighty featuring Laura Dunn as Mrs
Rose, Joey Manderino as The Judge, Jodi Rosenthal as
Ernestina, HELLO, DOLLY! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of
living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive
with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical
stage...Dolly Gallagher Levi!
The Life and Death
February 15-17, 2001 7pm
THE STORY: As he tidies up an empty stage, the Sweeper (Matt Domasica) is tempted to experiment with the magic power of the theatre -- to create life through the exercise of imagination. After a few preliminary tries in summoning up a rabbit and an elephant, the Sweeper plunges ahead and creates a Young Man (Zoran Balac) and a Young Woman (Renee Albrecht-Mallinger). Then, as ever more characters
are called for, events begin to go beyond his bewildered control. The most potent forces in human life and society -- love, hate, politics, religion -- emerge and dominate, and with them the bickering, dissension and decadence which they can engender. Eventually, as more and more creations are demanded of the Sweeper's imagination, a sort of universal Aunt Harriet (Natalie Vaughn), a character whom he had not even thought of, pops up to marshal the diverse forces into a hedonistic and fatefully doomed communal order. Rattled and fearful, the Sweeper struggles to regain control of his delinquent creations, banishing them back to the shadows as the Stage Manager arrives, the theatre returns to silence, and the world outside continues as it will.
Directed by senior Ashley Kaufman with junior Christina Bernacchi serving as Assistant Director, Life & Death... features a twenty member cast. The production is produced by Larry A Brechner, with Carol Lynn Brechner serving as Associate Producer.
Don't Miss this satirical comedy with an ensemble cast of 20 veteran and new Theatre Company members.
George Washington Slept Here
November 16-18 at 7pm
The plot is complicated by Madge having her
boyfriend Steve (Kyle Matucha) and a bunch
of her college friends out for a weekend, the visit of rich but
cantankerous Uncle Stanley (Roman Teller), and the scheming pre-teen nephew of
Annabelle, Raymond (David Johnson), who is staying with them. Newton has been spending
so much on the house that he is financially overextended, and hopes to
charm part of his inheritance from tight-fisted Uncle Stanley.
When Newton and Annabelle press Uncle Stanley for the money, they
discover he is broke, and he has been playing the “rich uncle” role
sponging off his various relatives by staying with them.
With foreclosure at hand by the neighbor Mr Prescott (who also sits on the local bank board of directors), they discover Raymond incepted a map which shows that their original property line extends well into what was thought to be Prescott’s land. Despite this development and still short of money to pay-up the mortgage, they decide to “revert” the house back to its original condition. Uncle Stanley slips out during the final moment when Prescott arrives on the scene. Then in his full “rich uncle” persona Uncle Stanley appears on the scene to rescue the day. Prescott becomes more neighborly under the changing circumstances and will cover the debt at the bank and has his laborers set-up running water to the house. All is well except the play ends with a coming rainstorm and new holes just cropped in the roof.
The production is Produced and Directed by Larry A Brechner, with Carol Lynn Brechner serving as Associate Director, and Kaitlin Kovach and Laura Dunn as Student Directors. Also appearing in the production is Julia Bochnowski, Ashley Kaufman, Megan Higgins, Brad Clark, and Aubrey Burdeau.
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