1996-1997 Season

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30th Season

Prelude to a Kiss

Production Dates: April 18-20, 25, 26, 1997

Cast

Peter: Billy Paul
Rita: Amy Gross Mason
Old Man: Bill Rogers
Taylor: Taylor Buchanan
Dr. Boyle: David Reeder
Mrs. Boyle: Kim Fuhrman
Uncle Fred: C.B. Lih
Aunt Dorothy: Connie Whiteley
Leah: Nancy Ward
Tommi: Nancy Ward
Ensemble: Jason Brown, Jamie Fink, Jeff Reddekopp, Leigh Smith

Production Staff

Director: Paula Thompson
Assistant Directors: Winnie Stith, Charles Robinson
Set: Harry Blundell, Chris Button
Lighting Designer: Chris Button
Sound Designer: Paula Thompson
Light Board: Jonna Prim
Stage Crew: Megan Benton, Ralph Rathbun, Charles Robinson, Winnie Stith
Costume Coordinator: Kathi Blundell
Box Office: Jennifer Elliott, Debbie Fink, Kim Fuhrman

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Production Dates: February 7-15, 1997

Cast

Helsa: Billy Paul
Elsa: Staci Wahl
Kelly: Marshall Prettyman
O'Reilly: Richard Hollingsworth
Ken: Gary Lyons
Nikki: Evan Beals
Eddie: Scott Wilson
Marjorie: Barbara Singleton
Roger: Richard Savin
Bernice: Joy Jeffery
The Man in Black: Stephen Lisle
Radio Announcer: John Williams

Original Music & Accompaniment by: C.B. Lih Orchestral Arrangement by: Katherine Reed

Production Staff

Director: Chris Button
Stage Manager: Ann Gundlach
Set Designer: Chris Button
Lighting Designer: Gary Lyons
Costume Designer: Kathi Blundell
Set Dresser: Harry Blundell
Set Crew: David Dewberry, David Godwin, Marshall Prettyman, Howard Teft
Props: Jonna Prim
Lights: David Dewberry
Sound: Charles Robinson
Stage Crew: David Godwin, Ralph Rathbun, Connie Whiteley
Wardrobe Crew: Marie Crouch, Robbie Elliott, Midge Kjol
Box Office: Jennifer Elliott, Debbie Fink, Kim Fuhrman

Dragon Tale

Production Dates: November 23, 24, 29, 30, 1996

Cast

The Queen: Paula Thompson
Princess Rosebud: Debbie Brown
Sir High of Rutherford: Drew Baker
Jack: Bob Oswald
Jo: Dana Heiny
Jay: Charles Robinson
Mada: Connie Whiteley
Bryan the Brave: Rod Hocott
Walter the Witless: Jeff Reddekopp

Citizens of Wantley Wood:

Susan Fanning, David Godwin, Candace Jones, Sue Jordan, Lesha Kuehn, 
Larry Porath, Jonna Prim, Ralph Rathbun, Leslie Shaffer


Production Staff

Director: Harry Blundell
Assistant Director: Carol Deiterman
Vocal Director: Gail Hocott
Choreographer: Audra Lee
Set Designer: Chris Button
Costume Designer: Kathi Blundell
Light Designer: Gary Lyons
Light Board: David Dewberry
Sound Board: Carol Deiterman
Scumme's Operators: Harrison Blundell, David Godwin
Wardrobe Crew: Jamie Fink, Midge Kjol, Carol Kuehn, Terri Phillips
Set Crew: Christy Chalfont, Susan Fanning, David Godwin, Dana Heiny, Lesha Kuehn,
Jonna Prim, Natasha Prim, Howard Teft
Box Office Manager: Debbie Fink
Box Office Staff: Jennifer Elliott, Kim Fuhrman

Other ACO Productions

Same Time, Another Year

Production Dates: September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

Cast

Doris: Patricia Smith
George: C.B. Lih

Production Staff

Director: Paula Thompson
Assistant Director: Charles Robinson
Set & Lighting Designer: Chris Button
Costumer: Kathi Blundell
Set Dresser: Harry Blundell
Lights: Charles Robinson
Sound: David Godwin
Props: Megan Benton, Jonna Prim
Wardrobe Crew: Ann Gundlack, Midge Kjol, Nancy Leto, Winnie Stith
Office Manager: Debbie Fink
Box Office: Jennifer Elliott, Kim Fuhrman, Julie McKay

Anything Goes

Production Dates: July 12-15, 18-20, 1996

Cast

Reno Sweeney: Lisa Parks
Billy Crocker: Rod Hocott
Hope Harcourt: Beth Davies
Moon-Face Martin: Bill Rogers
Bonnie: Margie Hanlon
Mrs. Harcourt: Barbara Singleton
Sir Evelyn Oakleigh: Richard Savin
Virtue: Katherine Lewis
Purity: Jana Gretz
Charity: Sarah Thompson
Chastity: Dana Heiny
Elisha J. Whitney: Guy Barnes
Captain: Perry L. Butcher
Purser: Clint Pianalto
Steward: Matthew Crouch
Reporter: David Godwin
Photographer: Mollie Scopa
Bishop: Charles Robinson
Ching: Jamie Fink
Ling: Harrison Blundell

Passengers & Crew of the S.S. American

Shawna Bailey, Allen Brewer, Betty Butcher, Barbara Center, Cathy Crouch,
Jim Crouch, Robbie Elliott, Beth Hall, John Hensley, Jennifer Hui,
Steve Laird, Isaac Lynn, Andrea Moore, Phyllis Norman, Larry Porath,
Trinity Smith, Winnie Stith, Elizabeth Tate, Marc Van Pelt

Orchestra

Clarinet/Alto Sax: Deborah Shaw
Oboe/Tenor Sax: Nancy Walcott
Bass Clarinet: Linda Cullers
Trumpet: Loree Todd
Trombone: Bill Clark
Percussion: Michael Ferguson
Keyboard: Denise Richards

Production Staff

Director: Harry Blundell
Vocal Director: Steve LaMastus
Choreographer: Audra Lee
Orchestral Conductor: Nancy Taylor
Set & Lighting Designer: Chris Button
Costumer: Kathi Blundell
Assistant Director: Charles Robinson
Rehearsal Accompanist: Celice Clark
Stage Manager: Courtney Roddey
Lights: C.B. Lih
Sound: David Dewberry
Spotlights: Don Taggert
Stage Crew: Megan Benton, Jonna Prim
Wardrobe Crew: Marie Crouch, Robbie Elliott, Debbie Fink, Peggy Harelson, Midge Kjol, Winnie Stith
Set Crew: Christy Chalfant, Rob Fink, Lynn Hart, Bob Oswald, Jared Phillips, Jonna Primm, Windy Smithwick, Howard Tefft, Hank Treiber
Box Office Manager: Debbie Fink
Box Office: Jennifer Elliot, Kim Fuhrman

Special Thanks

Overhead Door Co. of Springdale
Harps
Tyson Foods

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