Past Performances 2006

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Directed/Choreographed by Rob Houle Music Directed by Joanne Landry February/March 2006

Journey down the mighty Mississippi in this rousing adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Propelled by the foot-stompin’ music of Roger Miller, the Tony Award winning Big River creates a distinctive musical landscape blending country, folk, blues and gospel.

Starring: Sam Simahk, Gary Martin, Andrew Rudick, Melissa Gates, Peter Landry, Michele Egerton, Chuck Berube, Bonnie Baer-Simahk, Craig Cormier, Doug Dame, Matt Dombroski, Pattie Pichette, Charisse Shields and many others.

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Disney's Aladdin Jr.

Directed/music directed by Sandie Couture Choreographed by Nicole Couture April 2006

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters from the Disney hit are here including Aladdin, Jasmine and of course, the Genie. Take a flying-carpet-ride of an adventure that soars to the Academy Award winning score and songs like “Friend Like Me” and “Whole New World.”

Starring: Doug Dame, Cameron Benoit, Heather DeRoy, Sam Simahk, Tyler Simahk, Joe Andrade, Dylan Anderson, Alyson Foisy, Alexis Monette, Jessica Berube, Andrea Rutkowski, Emily Lambert and many others.

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Urinetown: The Musical

Directed by Lorien Corbeletti Music directed by Diane T. Cushing Choreographed by Nicole Couture June/July 2006

In an attempt to regulate water consumption, Urinetown has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by the corrupt and iron-fisted Caldwell B. Cladwell. Will a citizens’ revolution succeed? Can true love be found in Urinetown? These questions and more are answered in the uproariously funny and irreverent new musical, Urinetown!

Starring: Courtney Bassett, Paul Bourque, Sandie Couture, Jay Garceau, Chuck Grigaitis, Thom Hardy, Rob Houle, Tony Kirouac, Nicole Kirrane, Doug Landry, Joanne Landry, Peter Landry, Jessica Levasseur, Gary Martin, Emily Ragusa, Andy Rudick, Sam Simahk, Rachelle Vachon, Lynn Vaillencourt, Vaughn West, Cherry Lynn Zinger.

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The Who’s Tommy

Directed by Tara McRae Music Directed by David Twiss Choreographed by Chris Casello August 2006

Peter Townshend’s acclaimed rock opera chronicles a “deaf, dumb, blind kid” who becomes a pinball wizard, breaks free of his past, starts a religious movement and discovers what’s really important in life. The electrifying score is timeless with hits like “See Me, Feel Me,” “I’m Free,” “Tommy Can You Hear Me?” and, of course, “Pinball Wizard!”

Starring: Joey Andrade, Ethan Caouette, Katrina Caouette, Paul Caouette, Liz Coakley, Fatima Elmi, Melissa Gates, Gary Martin, Jaime Perez, Sam Simahk, Tyler Simahk, Diane Twiss and many others.

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Noises Off

Directed by Jeff Williams October 2006

This uproarious comedy follows the on and off stage antics of an inept acting troupe as they go from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night. Everything that can go wrong does, as actors try to hang on to their lines, their performances and the furniture. Add a slippery plate of sardines and slamming doors, and you have the most side-splitting comedy ever written!

Starring: Joey Andrade, Craig Cormier, Mark LeBlanc, Linda Oroszko, Alison Laverdiere, Ethan Caouette, Jessie Vescovi, Ruthie Lew, Ray Mahoney.

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Miss Nelson is Missing

Directed by Emily Ragusa Music Directed by Deb Bonneau Choreographed by Alison Laverdiere October/November 2006

When the kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher, Miss Nelson's, good nature, she disappears. Suddenly, they are faced with the most feared substitute ever, Miss Viola Swamp! The kids soon realize how much they miss kind, sweet Miss Nelson and long for her to return. This musical is based on the award-winning book by Harry Allard.

Starring: Doug Dame, Andrea Rutkowski, Abigail Ouelett, Jessica Berube, Dylan Anderson, Meagan Dame, Alyson Foisy, Heather DeRoy, Tyler Simahk, Lynne Dumais, Kaara McHugh, Jason Garceau, Charles Berube and Sue DiRusso.

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A Broadway Christmas

Directed by Sandie Couture Music Directed by Jeff Williams Choreographed by Nicole Couture December 2006

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and this holiday revue has something for everyone! A full sleigh of Broadway sons will be performed incuding “We Need a Little Christmas” from the musical Mame, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from Meet Me in St. Louis, “Toyland,” from Babes in Toyland and many more. Show stopping dance numbers and a visit from Santa add spice to this holiday treat!

Starring: Michelle Caissey, Joan Syriopolous, Paul Caouette, Betsy Fiedler, Nicole Couture and a large cast of adults and children.

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