1973 Season

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7th Season

* (Actual time here is a little murky in historical records but The Grass Harp appears to be the first show under the new name of The Arts Center of the Ozarks. Everything previous to this date was the same organization but the original name was the Springdale Fine Arts Center.)

Merry Wives of Windsor

  • (Presented by The Arts Center of the Ozarks)

Production Dates: Nov 13-17, 1973

Cast

Justice Robert Shallow: Bill Mills
Master Abraham Slender: Jim Whillock
Sir Hugh Evans: Jay Gorban
Bardolph: Larry Cosand
Pistol: Bob Whittle
Nym: Tim Hollis
Mistress Ford: Paula Orsborne
Mistress Page: Mary Gunter
Anne Page: Jan Johnson
Peter Simple: Charles Thompson IV
Host of the Garter: Porter Stone
Robin: Collin Roddey
Mistress Quickly: Margaret Elder
John Rugby: Zachary Tackett
Dr. Caius: Tim Hollis
Master Fenton: Alan Cline
Master Frank Ford: Clay Orsborne
Servant John: Ross Burdette
Servant Robert: Zachary Tackett
William Page: Courtney Roddey
Queen Elizabeth: Mary Melekian
Ladies-in-Waiting: Glenda Clark, Barbara Colson
Harp: Wilma Matson
Cello: Carolyn Jones
Recorder: Students of Roger Widder

Production Staff

Director & Designer: Duane Cline
Assistant to the Director: Laurel Whillock
Choreographer: Mary Gunter
Costume Mistress: Carolyn Cline
Costume Crew: Patricia Wood, Karen Chambers, Margaret Elder, Paula Orsborne, Jan Johnson,
Barbara Colson, Polly Reid, Glenda Roddey, Laurel Whillock
Hair Styles for Women: Dolores Davis
Lighting and Sound: Duane Cline
Publicity: Louis Welcher
Box Office: Patricia Wood

Barefoot in the Park

  • (Presented by The Ozarks Repertory Theater, a division of The Arts Center of the Ozarks)

Production Dates: Sep 12, 13, 14, 15, 1973

Cast

Corie Bratter: Janis Thomas
Telephone Repair Man: Jay Gorban
Delivery Man: Bob Whittle
Paul Bratter: Jim Whillock
Corie's Mother: Deena Freeman
Victor Velasco: Randall Stratton

Production Staff

Director: Laurel Whillock
Set Design: Jim Whillock, Laurel Whillock, Randy Stratton
Set Construction: Jim Whillock, Laurel Whillock, Randy Stratton, Deena Freeman, Jay Gorban,
Janis Thomas, Jan Johnson, Cathy Dunn, Steve Dunn, Dave Tipton
Assistant to the Director: Jan Johnson
Costumes: Patricia Wood, Cast
Lights and Sound: David Tipton, Alan Cline
Box Office: Patricia Wood
Ushers: Sheila Canup
Publicity: Larry Cosand

Other ACO Productions

Finian's Rainbow

  • (Presented by The Arts Center of the Ozarks)

Production Dates: Jul 9, 10, 12, 13, 1973

Cast

Buzz Collins: Ken Reid
Sheriff: Bill Mills
1st Sharecropper: Judy Compton
2nd Sharecropper: Diana Thompson
Susan Mahoney: Glenda Clark
3rd Sharecropper: Marjorie Davis
Henry: Colin Roddey
Finian McLonergan: Bob Whittle
Sharon McLonergan: Candace Welcher
Woody Mahoney: Mark T. Burke
4th Sharecropper: Phillip Roddey
Og: Larry Cosand
Senator Billboard Rawkins: Jim Morris
1st Geologist: Alan Cline
2nd Geologist: Pat Singletary
Diane: Patrice Singletary
Jane: June Cuhns
Mr. Robust: Tim Hollis
Mr. Shears: John Sugg
Deputy Sheriff: Alan Cline
Jim Bob: Gerry Weatherford
Tobacco Girls: Karen Chambers, Judy Compton, Marjorie Davis, Glenda Roddey, Beverly Sarratt,
Lorita Simmons, Sandy Singletary, Diana Thompson, Lynne Weatherford
Flower Girls: Kristin Roddey, Michele Singletary
Chorus Dancers: Don Gunter, Tim Hollis
Citizens of Rainbow Valley, Missitucky, USA: Gregory Barrack, Linda Burge, Marshall Douglas,
Milton D. Davis, Josephine Hunt, Billy Johns, Steven Johns, Jan Johnson,
Joy Reid, Kathy Reid, Courtney Roddey, Lee Ann Simmons, Mary Jean Simmons,
Jay Singletary, Laura Weatherford

Orchestra

Violin: Teah Lynne Simmons, Linda Ramsey, Beth Springer
Cello: Carolyn Jones
Double Bass: Gail R. Davis
Flute and Piccolo: Sherry Fitzgerald, Joene Reid
Clarinet: Vivian Tripp, Karen Scott, David A. Kever
Oboe: George Robinson
French Horn: Sandy Porter, Tim Mulkey
Trumpet: Carl A. French, Glen Kever
Trombone: James A. Porter, Alan Burdick, Ron Selby
Percussion: Bill Compton, Rus Robinson
Piano: Paula Hatley, Carol Quin
Assistant to the Conductor: Zachary Tackett

Production Staff

Director / Designer: Duane Cline
Music Director and Conductor: Louis Welcher
Assistant to the Directors: Crystel Burke
Choreographer: Mary B. Gunter
Wardrobe: Carolyn Cline, Patricia Wood
Sets: Alan Cline, Brandt Hunt
Hair Stylists: Delores Davis
Makeup: karen Turnbow, Virginia Vestal
Lighting: Duane Cline, Virginia Vestal
Chorus Manager: Lynne Weatherford
President, Arts Center of the Ozarks: Clay Orsborne

Bus Stop

  • (Presented by The Ozarks Repertory Theater, a division of The Arts Center of the Ozarks)

Production Dates: May 1, 3, 4, 5, 1973

Cast

Elma Duckworth: Stacey Bookout
Grace Hoyland: Michele Woodruff
Will Masters: Larry Cosand
Cherie: Janice Thomas
Dr. Gerald Lyman: Tim Hollis
Carl: Jim Woodruff
Virgil Blessing: Duane Cline
Bo Decker: Randall Stratton

Production Staff

Production Supervisor & Designer: Duane Cline
Rehearsal Assistant: Glenda Roddey
Costumes: Carolyn Cline, Sybil Eidson
Set Construction: Randy Stratton, Tim Bonner, Bill Mills, Alan Cline
Lighting And Sound: Jim Whillock, Laurel Whillock
Stage Props: Bruce Campbell, Michele Woodruff
Makeup: Glenda Roddey, Deena Freeman, Stacey Bookout, Jim Whillock, Laurel Whillock
Hairstyles: Dolores Davis
Box Office: Patricia Wood, David Oates
Usher Chairman: Sheila Canup
Hospitality Committee: Judy Van Hoose, Sandra Singletary, Glenda Roddey
Gift Shop & Gallery Chairman: Gertrude Kelly

The Grass Harp

  • (Presented by The Ozarks Repertory Theater, a division of The Arts Center of the Ozarks)

Production Dates: Mar 12, 15, 16, 17, 1973

Cast

Catherine Creek: Neva Otwell
Collin Talbo: Robert Brandt
Dolly Talbo: Paula Orsborne
Verena Talbo: Stacey Bookout
Dr. Morris Ritz: C. H. Jackson
The Reverend's Wife: Deena Freeman
The Reverend: Jerre Van Hoose
The Barber: Bob Whittle
The Baker's Wife: Darlene Test
The Postmistress: Dolores Davis
The Sheriff: Porter Stone
Judge Charlie Cool: Bill Mills
The Choir Mistress: Shirley Whittle
Big Eddie Stover: Randy Johnson
Brophy: Larry Cosand
Sam: David Oates
Maude Riordan: Beverly Evans
Miss Baby Love Dallas: Judy Harris

Production Staff

Director and Designer: Duane Cline
Assistant to the Director: Deena Freeman
Costumes: Carolyn Cline, patricia Wood
Lights and Sound: Alan Cline
Box Office: Larry Cosand
Ushers: Sheila Canup
Hospitality: Glenda Roddey, Judy Van Hoose, Sandra Singletary
House Committee: David Oates, Ken Reid, Alan Cline
Promotion Chairman: Jim Whillock
Gift Shop and Gallery Chairman: Gertrude Kelly
Workshop Chairman: Laurel Whillock
Workshop Refreshment Chairman: Carolyn Cline

The Spiral Staircase

  • (Presented by The Ozarks Repertory Theater, a division of The Springdale Arts Association)

Production Dates: Jan 30 - Feb 3, 1973

Cast

Mrs. Oates: Juana Lee Melekian
Blanche Williams: Patricia Wood
Professor Warren: Jim Whillock
Helen: Laurel Whillock
Dr. Parry: Bob Whittle
Nurse Barker: Stacey Bookout
Mrs. Warren: Margaret Elder
Stephen Rice: Terry Cranford
Voice of Operator: Deena Freeman

Production Staff

Director / Designer: Duane Cline
Assistant to the Director: Deena Freeman
Stage Manager: Bill Mills
Costumes: Carolyn Cline, Patricia Wood
Lights and Sound: Alan Cline
Box Office: Larry Cosand
Ushers: Sheila Canup
Hospitality: Glenda Roddey, Judy Van Hoose, Sandra Singletary
House Committee: Jim Whillock
Gift Shop and Gallery Chairman: Gertrude Kelly
Workshop Chairman: Laurel Whillock
Workshop Refreshment Chairman: Carolyn Cline

1974 Season 1972 Season

Theater - Shows by Name - Directors - Actors - Production Staff - Musicians

(Actual time here is a little murky in historical records but Merry Wives appears to be the first
show under the new name of The Arts Center of the Ozarks. Everything previous to this date was the
same organization but the original name was the Springdale Fine Arts Center.)