Past Performances 2003

Funny Girl

Directed by Gail Steele Music Directed by Jeff Williams Choreographed by Jeri Warren February/March, 2003

Step into the splendor or the 1920’s Ziegfeld Follies and the story of vaudeville’s legendary, brilliant star, Fanny Brice. Great music includes “I’m the Greatest Star,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and, of course, “People.”

Starring: Julie Smith, Aaron Whipple, Jared Pedjoe, Anthony Kirouac, Patty Pichette, Paul Carlberg, Sharon Asher, Debby Evans, Jay Feeley, Lynn Lambert, Eva Stromski, and a large ensemble of singers and dancers.

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Once on This Island Jr.

Directed by Jerianne Warren Music Directed by Bill Asher Choreographed by Darlene Dickson April 2003

This highly original and theatrical musical is a Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” and uses the Hans Christian Anderson story to explore the all too timely issue of prejudice. It is the story of the peasant girl Ti Moune who rescues, nurses and falls in love with the wealthy Daniel. Colorful sets, tropical costumes and creative dance capture the imagination of young and old alike!

Starring: Hilary Chadwick, Leland Karn, Doug Landry, Emily Asher, Tom Hardy, Juliet Olivier, Sam Simahk, Liz Coakley, Lara Fox, Olivia Smith and many others.

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Baby

Directed by Rob Houle Music Directed by David Twiss Choreographed by Laurie Marcinkewicz May, 2003

Baby tells the story of three couples at various stages of life as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of parenthood. The perfect show for anyone who has ever had a baby, or ever been one.

Starring: Shana Dirik, Peter Landry, Jared Pedjoe, Shannon Cunningham, Kevin Cox, Kate Scott Diane Twiss, Tony Kirouac, Paul Caouette, Rachelle Lee Vachon, Jessica Edlinger, Jeanneanne Pugliese, Cathy Belliveau.

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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Directed by Lorien Corbelletti July 2003

Gather some 1940’s show-biz types, a spooky old mansion with sliding panels, secret passageways, a sinister German maid, wacky wit and murder, and voila! A non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery of the “Stage-Door Slasher.”

Starring: Sandie Couture, Jeff Williams, Wendy Almeida, Carolyn Aliskevicz, Aaron Whipple, Bill Asher, Bob Thomas, Tony Kirouac, Stephanie Cunningham and Michelle Caissey.

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Good News

Directed by Jeff Williams Music Directed by Bill Asher Choreographed by Nicole Couture August, 2003

Good News is a rollicking musical comedy about college life in the 1920’s, and the perils of “winning the big football game.” Hit numbers include “Varsity Drag,” “Button Up Your Overcoat,” and “You’re the Cream in My Coffee.”

Starring: Sharon Asher, Hilary Chadwick, Dominic Gentile, Chuck Grimm, Ashley Hopkins, Brent Hopkins, Emery Markles, Masiel Reyes, Michael Ross, Britney Steele, Monica Vakil, and a large ensemble of singers and dancers.

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Scapino

Directed by Craig Cormier October 2003

Join the outrageous madness as master trickster, Scapino, makes clever sport of the woes and worries of tyrannical fathers and starry-eyed lovers. Enjoy slapstick vaudeville at its very best – songs made up from the menu in an Italian restaurant, spaghetti in the face, juggling and general mayhem!

Starring: Jeff Williams, Chuck Berube, Paul Martin, Sean Costello, Rob Gilman, Shani Smith, Joe Pongratz, Jay Feeley, Chuck Grimm, Paul Harris, Gabriella Tanaka, Norma Marshall, Seth Leary and Christina Giadone-Smith.

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The Fabulous Fable Factory

Directed by Gail Steele Music Directed by Deb Bonneau Choreographed by Jeri Warren October/November 2003

Monroe wanders into a seemingly abandoned factory and accidentally trips a lever activating the “machinery” (an assembly line of actors who create fabulous fables). The factory owner, Mr. Aloysius A. Aesop, explains that the factory has been idle for over 2,000 years due to a missing part. Aesop introduces Monroe to the machinery: Straucy, the Story Starter; Pluto, the Plot Plotter; Wadsworth, the Word Worker; and Gretel, the Grammar Guardian. They create and enact stories which officially become fable when Monroe surprises everyone by supplying the morals. Aesop and the others are ecstatic over their new-found Moral Maker and perform some of the best fables with bright and charming songs.

Starring: David Bonneau, Maegan Sherblom, Sean Fletcher, Jake Warren, Liz Coakley, Kayleigh Ringer, James Niles-Joyal, Chrissy Tignor, Emily Asher and Sarah Asher.

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Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Directed by Peter Landry Music Directed by David Twiss Choreographed by Sandie Couture December, 2003

This wildly inventive musical is the biblical story of Joseph, his tribulations and his triumphant adventures with his brothers, his multicolored coat and the great Pharaoh of Egypt.

Starring: Joe Arsenault, Chuck Berube, Paul Caouette, Wendy Carbone, Jim Coulter, Stephanie Cunningham, Keith Dombrowski, Chuck Grimm, Rob Houle, Tony Kirouac, Mark Whitaker and many more.

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