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THREE PENNY OPERA                                                         Fall/1992
Music: Kurt Weill                                                                         
October 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 1992

Cast (In Order of Appearance)
Ballad Singer/Filch/Smith       Michael Sullivan
Jenny Diver                             Melissa Spevacek
Johnathan Jeremiah Peachum     Jeff Tucker
Mrs. Peachum                         Tregoney Shepherd
Polly Peachum                        Kelly Hedtke
MacHeath                               Rob Stuart
Matt/Ensemble                       Martinez
Jack/Ensemble/Begger          Charles Allan Brookbank, Jr.
Bob/Ensemble                         Craig Ruby
Walt/Ensemble                        Christopher T. McCoy
Ed/Ensemble                            Ferdinand Torrez
Jimmy/Ensemble                     Johnathan Doyle
Tiger Brown                               David Darling
(Ironing) Whore/Ensemble      Kimberly Gibbs
(Folding) Whore/Ensemble/Begger      Jessica Lerner
(Bathing) Whore/Ensemble    Rachel Cyd Gittleman
(Combing) Whore/Ensemble Tracy Jones
(Sleeping) Whore/Ensemble   Christine A. Millan
Leaning) Whore/Ensemble     Amy Helm
Constable I/Ensemble             David Taylor
Constable 2/Ensemble           Michael Taylor
Lucy                                          André Elizabeth Brennen

Stage Direction: Graham Whitehead
Music Direction: William Reber

 

HANSEL AND GRETEL
Music: Engelbert Humperdinck
November 21, 22, December 2, 4, 5, 6, 1992

Cast
Hansel          Ruth Christensen/Kathleen Ruhleder
Gretel           Melissa Spevecek/Victoria Tralongo
Witch            Pamela Phillips/Daniel Rawe
Father           David Darling
Mother          Sherry Marmon
Dew Fairy     Mija Oh
Sandman     Kathleen Berger

Stage Direction: Donald Doyle
Music Direction: William Reber

 

THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE                                           Spring/1993
Music: Douglas Moore
February 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 1993

Cast
Horace Tabor                          David Darling
Augusta                                   Linda Childs* Ruth Christensen
Mrs. Elizabeth (Baby) Doe     Joni Killian Cherrie Llewellyn*
Mama McCourt                     Bridget Everett
William Jennings Bryan          Robert La France
Chester A. Arthur                    Don Circle
Father Chapelle                    Timothy Leffler
An old silver miner/Stage doorman    Don Circle
A clerk at the Clarendon Hotel          Timothy Leffler
Mayor of Leadville                 Timothy Leffler
Bouncer/Footman/Albert      Kevin Miller
A Denver politician                Jeffrey Tucker
Sarah                                       Sherrie Veal
Mary                                        Tiffany Farha
Emily                                        Sherry Marmon
Effie                                          Lori Rost
Sam                                         John Davey
Bushy                                       Daniel Rowe
Barney                                     Roderick Lowe
Jacob                                     Chuck Brookbank
Washington Dandies             Patrick Brown, Ferdinand Torres
                                                 Louis Galuzzi, Jeffrey Tucker
Kate                                        Maria Couch
Meg/Samantha                     Tracy Jones
Silver Dollar (grown up)         Wendy Enoch

*February 17, 20, 26, 28

Stage Direction: Patricia Heuermann
Music Direction: William Reber

 

SOMETHING'S AFOOT
Lyrics: James McDonald an David Vos
Music: Robert Gerlach
April 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, May 1, 2, 1993

Cast (In Order of Appearance)
Lettie                      Tiffany Farha
Flint                        Anton Garvin
Clive                       Kevin Miller
Hope Langdon     Amy Meyer
Dr. Grayburn         Chuck Brookbank
Nigel Rancour       Daniel Rawe
Lady Grace Manley-Prowe     Kristen Drathman
Coli Gillweather    Don Circle
Mrs. Tweed            Tregony Shepherd
Geoffrey                 Ferdinand Christopher Torres

Stage Direction & Choreography: Jo Ann Yeoman
Music Direction: Michael Hoffman                                    TOP


CLOSER THAN EVER                                                              Fall/1993
Lyrics: Richard Maltby, Jr.
Music: David Shire
October 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 1993

Cast
Brian Benington
Don Circle
Bryce Carson
Maria Couch
Kristin Drathman
Wayne Garvin
Robert La France
Amy Meyer O'Shea
David Persley
Daniel Rawe
Janet Spenser

Stage Director and Choreographer: JoAnn Yeoman
Music Director: Karen Coates

 

DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES
Libretto: Georges Bernanos
Music: Francis Poulenc
November 19, 20, 21, December 1-5, 1993

Cast
Mother Gerald                Kirsti Marie Aasum
Mme. Lidoine                  Jill Bates
Sister Anne of the Cross  Kathleen Berger
Blanche de la Force       Karen Brookens/Victoria Tralongo
Sister Mathilde                 Elaine Dalbo
Mother Marie                   Kristen Drathman
Sister Felicity                     Connie Fenton
Javelinot                          Louis Galluzzi
Sister Constance              Sherrie Grieve/Sherry Veal
Mother Jeanne               Tracy Jones
Sister Martha                    Marit Karlsen
Sister Catherine                Allison Kyle
Father Confessor              Timothy Leffler
Sister Alice                         Siobhan Mahoney
Mme Lidoine                     Sherry Marmon
Thierry                                Chad Millar
Sister Claire                        D. Laureen Pickle
Mother Marie                    Kathleen Ruhleder
Sister Saint Charles           Rhiannon Shepherd
Chevalier                          Erik Sparks
Sister Antoine                    Janet Spencer
Marquis de la Force         Jeffrey Tucker
Mme. de Croissy               Karen Velin
Sister Gertrude                  Kirstin Witsman
Sister Valentine                 Marg-Rheta Wright
Second Commissioner      Scott Wyatt

Stage Director: Graham Whitehead
Music Director: William Reber

 

Triple Bill                                                                          Spring/1994
A HAND OF BRIDGE
Libretto: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Music: Samuel Barber
February 23, 25, 26, 27, March 2, 4, 5, 6, 1994

Cast
David            Jeffrey Tucker
Geraldine     Kathleen Berger
Bill                  Scott Wyatt
Sally               Janet Spencer

HIN UND ZURÜCK
Libretto: Marcellus Schiffer
English Translation: Marion Farquhar
Music: Paul Hindemith

Cast
Robert                   Erik Sparks
Helene                  Laureen Pickle
Aunt Emma          Mar-Rhetta Wright
Doctor                   Jeffrey Tucker
Orderly                  Bill Hicks
Maid                     Siobhan Mahoney
A Bearded Sage  Timothy Leffler
Butlers                   Chris Larkin, Eric Reda

THE MEDIUM
Music and Libretto: Gian-Carlo Menotti

Cast
Madame Flora      Rolanda Thurman*      Karen Velin
Monica                  Sherry Veal*                  Maria Couch
Toby                       Patrick Brown
Mrs. Gobineau      Kristen Drathman
Mr. Gobineau       Bill Hicks
Mrs. Nolan             Tracy Jones

Stage Direction: Don Doyle
Music Direction: Tom Zelle (Barber & Hindemith)
         William Reber (Menotti)

 

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Book & Lyrics: Alfred Uhry
Music: Robert Waldman
April 22, 24, 27, 29, May 1, 1994

Cast
Jamie Lockhart        Marshall Taylor
Rosamund                Cathleen Sperling
Solome                      Kristen Drathman
Clement Musgrove  Chuck Manthe
Goat                         Alberto Bonilla
Little Harp                 T. Paul Lowry
Raven                        Kimberly J. Cook
Goat's Mom              Janet Spencer
Airie                            Mar-Rheta Wright

Stage Direction: Graham Whitehead
Music Direction: Dominique Hogan                                 
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ALBERT HERRING                                                                  Fall/1994
Libretto: Eric Crozier
Music: Benjamin Britten
September 30*, October 1, 2*, 5, 7*, 8, 9*, 1994

Cast
Albert Herring                  Joel Rinsema*, EriK Sparks
Lady Billows                     Karen Brookens
Florence Pike                   Linda Childs
Miss Wordsworth              Sherrie Grieve
Mr. Upfold, The Mayor    Chad Millar
Mr. Gedge, The Vicar     David Thomas
Superintendent Budd    Jeffrey Tucker
Mrs. Herring                      Rolanda Thurman
Nancy                              Laureen Pickle
Sid                                    David Darling
Emmie                             Siobhan Mahoney
Cis                                    Maria Couch
Harry                                Marcelo Teson

Stage Direction: Dale Dreyfoos
Music Direction: William Reber

 

THE WORLD GOES ROUND
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Music: John Kandor
November 19, 20, 30, December 2, 3, 4, 1994

Cast
Amy Jo Arrington
Doug Carter
Kristien Drathman
Tracy Jones
Ferdinand Torres
Damon Boiling
Maria Couch
Jeff Goodman
Janet Spencer
Kirsten Witsman

Stage Direction: Jack Matther
Music Direction: Dominique Hogan

 

INTO THE WOODS                                                            Spring/1995
Book: James Lapine
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
February 24, 25, 26, March 1, 3, 4, 5, 1995

Cast
Grandmother                                 Kristi Marie Aasum
Cinderella                                      Amy Jo Arrington
Steward                                         William T. Badgett
Narrator and Mysterious Man      Martin Berger
Baker                                              Damon J. Boiling
Cinderella's Father                        Randolph Carels
Cinderella's Step Mother              Traci Faree
Florinda                                          Shannon Fink
Snow White                                    Rachel Gittleman
Jack                                               Jeff Goodman
Lucinda                                          Stephanie Hader
Sleeping Beauty                            Katie Kafka
Cinderella's Mother                      Allison Kyle
Giant                                              Neely Margo
Little Red Riding Hood                  April Monte
Jack's Mother                                Amy Rogers
Witch                                              Janet Rosenhand Spencer
Rapunzel                                        Katherine G. Stewart
Cinderella's Prince                         Marshall Taylor
Rapunzel's Prince and Wolf Christopher Scott Wyatt

Stage Direction: Graham Whitehead
Music Direction: William Reber

 

THE MOTHER OF US ALL
Libretto: Gertrude Stein
Music: Virgil Thompson
April 21, 22, 23 26, 28, 29, 30, 1995

Cast
(In Order of Appearance)
Susan B. Anthony        Karen Brookens
Anne                             Linda Childs
Gertrude S.                   Juli Borst
Virgil T.                          Christopher Scott Wyatt
Simon Legree               Andrew Payne
Poor Polly                     Amy Rogers
Daniel Webster            David Darling
Thaddeus Stevens       Erik Sparks
Andrew Johnson         Alan J. Murray
Jo the Loiterer              Douglas Carter
Chris the Citizen          Marshall Taylor
Indiana Elliot               Jennifer A. Cooper
Angel More                  D. Laureen Pickle
Henrietta M.                Siobhan Mahoney
Henry B.                       Alan J. Murray
Anthony Comstock     Randolph M. Carels
John Adams                Chad Jacob MIllar
Constance Fletcher    Myiia O. Watson-Davis
Gloster Hemming         Joshua Ian Elder
Isabel Wentworth        Amy Rogers
Lillian Russell                 Molly Jo Bessey
Jenny Reefer                Laurie M. Tossing
Ulysses S. Grant            Andrew Payne
Donald Gallup            Andrew Payne
A. A. & T. T.                   Andrew Del Monte
Negro Man/Negro Woman     Linda Childs
Indiana Elliot's brother            Christopher Scott Wyatt
Lizzie Bloomer                           Robyn Hefferton
Shirley Bloomer            Annette Kahmann
Billy Bloomer                 Kevin R. Miller
Cecil Bloomer              Eric C. Reda

Stage Direction: Sylvia Debenport
Music Direction: Karen Coates                                                           


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