2016-2017 Season

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50th Season

Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater: Westward the Women

Auditions: March 28 & 29, 2017

Performance Dates: June 2-4, 2017

Cast

Announcer/SFX: Mitch Marmel
John/Sid Cutler/Men's Walla-Walla Wrangler: John Crochet
Roy Whitman: Jim Olmstead
Buck Wyatt: Matt Etris
Fifi Danon: Deborah Goff
Laurie Smith/Jean/Miss Prunella Wrightly: Staci Hammontree
Maggie/Sarah/Sister Jonetta/Women's Walla-Walla Wrangler: Robbie Elliott
Rose Myers: Kaitlyn Thompson
Patience Hawley: Joyce Butler
Ito: Aaron Anderson
Riley/Joe/Sam: Kenny Goff
Katt/Will/Cousin Steven: Glen Christopherson
SFX: Doug Robinson

Production Staff

Director: Eden Miller
Producer/Sound Master: Scott Anderson
Music Director/Arranger/Keyboard/Flute: Laurie Anderson
Guitar/Mandolin: Kenny Goff
  • This is the first time the Arts Center of the Ozarks has produced this show.

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

Auditions: Jan 23-24, 2017

Performance Dates: Mar 3-5, 10 & 11, 2017

Cast

David: Billy Bryant
Rachel: Kennedy Frazier
Cindy: Allison Lind
Paul: John Honey
Esther: Sirod Meineke
Kevin: Brianne Christiansen
Gillian: Carrie Roddy

Production Staff

Director / Designer: Evan Crawford
Assistant / Technical Director: Roger Crawford
Lights: Tim Faires
Sound: David Godwin
Costumes: Janet Humphrey
Props: Paige Ledbetter
Run Crew: Nikki Sievert
Set Construction: Tim Faires, Roger Crawford, Evan Crawford, David Godwin, Dakota Meineke,
Carrie Roddy

Special Thanks

Mark & Jane Stevens and Curt & Sirod Meineke


  • This is the first time the Arts Center of the Ozarks has produced this show.

Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater: A Mystery Night

Auditions: Jan. 9 &10, 2017

Performance Dates: Feb. 17-19, 2017

Cast

The Shadow

Announcer: Robbie Elliott
The Shadow/Lamont Cranston: Doug Robinson
Margo Lane: Rochelle Renteria
Grace: Barbra Landry
Sam: Mike Landry
Ghost of Sir Roger Malthus: Michael Hooper
Stebbins: Joyce Butler
Harvey: Marshall Prettyman
Silas Crossman: Eden Miller
Sheriff: David Carnes
Edward Darrow: Karen Gossett

Nero Wolfe

Announcer: Robbie Elliott
Nero Wolfe: Mike Landry
Archie Godwin: Scott Anderson
Janie Collins: Eden Miller
Albert Collins: David Carnes
Georgia Boyce: Joyce Butler
Joe Boyce: Doug Robinson
Inspector Kramer: Michael Hooper

Production Staff

Director: Marshall Prettyman
Musical Director/Jingle Writer: Laurie Anderson
Sound/Light Technician: Dakota Meineke
  • This is the first time the Arts Center of the Ozarks has produced this show.

The Last 5 Years

Performance Dates: Feb. 10-12, 2017

Cast

Cathy: Elizabeth Jilka
Jamie: Bryce Kemph

Production Staff

Director: Lydia Corbell
Stage Manager: Rachel Spurgers
Technical Director: Tim Faires
Costumes: Janet Humphrey
Run Crew: Ashley Cohea, Natalie Lucas, Ashlyn Douthit, Austin Carroll
Music Director: Jeannie Lee
Violin: Mary Haley
Cello: Aya Rowe
Bass: Clare Starr
Guitar: William Reyes
Piano: Jeannie Lee
  • This is the first time the Arts Center of the Ozarks has produced this show.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Audition Dates: Oct. 23-24, 2016

Performance Dates: Dec. 9-11, 2016

Cast

Sir Guy of Gisbourne / Uncle Brierly: Brandon Ferguson
Amos / Amos of Kansas: Allison Lind
Emily: Claire McElroy
Calliope / Britannia Sneed: Madeline Hamrin
Mulch / Santa Claus / Wendell Sneed: Nick Bailey

Ensemble

Cora Edwards, Oberlee Edwards, Claire Ellison, Sloan Ellison

Production Staff

Director: Ashley Edwards
Stage Manager: Rachel Spurgers
Assistant Stage Manager: Natalie Lucas
Technical Director: Tim Faires
Costumes: Janet Humphrey, Peggy Boyardee
Crew: Paige Barajas, Austin Carrol, Elijah Samuel, Jose Leon, Nathan Bailey,
Torie Davis


  • This is the first time the Arts Center of the Ozarks has produced this show.

Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater: A Christmas Carol

Audition Dates: Oct. 16 & 17, 2016

Performance Dates: Dec. 2 & 4, 2016

Cast

Announcer / Businessman #3: Scott Anderson
Narrator: Nikki Sievert
Girl Caroler: Clark Sievert
Ebenezer Scrooge: David Carnes
Fred / Bob Cratchit: Doug Robinson
Ms. Poole / Guest #1 / Businessperson #1: Rebekah Tower
Ms. Lamb / Second Spirit / Businessperson #2: Lynette Unger
Jacob Marley / Guest #3 / Old Joe: Eden Miller
First Spirit / Martha Cratchit: Rochelle Renteria
Fan Scrooge / Belinda Cratchit / Guest #2: Sarah Wilkerson
Mrs. Fezziwig / Charwoman: Robbie Elliott
Belle / Kate: Allison Lind
Mrs. Cratchit / Mrs. Dilber: Amy Hardin
Peter Cratchit / Third Spirit: Lauren Nelson
Tiny Tim Cratchit / Third Spirit: Dylan Jordan
Commercials: Janis Duley

Production Staff

Director: Scott Anderson
Assistant Director / Music: Laurie Anderson
Vocal Music Director: Lynette Unger
  • This is the first time the Arts Center of the Ozarks has produced this show.

Barefoot in the Park

Audition Dates: Sep. 12 & 13, 2016

Production Dates: Nov. 11-12 & 18-19, 2016

Cast

Corie: Sidney Grutz
Paul: Tyler Volz
Mother: Terry Vaughn
Velasco: Tim Glister
Telephone Man: Jim Olmstead
Delivery Man: John Crochet

Production Staff

Director: Jacob Christiansen
Stage Manager: Kaitlyn Thompson
Costume Designer: Janet Humphrey
Set Designer: Lisa Haldeman
Sound Designer: Brianne Christiansen
Lighting Design & Operator: Lucky Arledge
Set Construction: Tim Faires, David Godwin(uncredited)
Run Crew: Marshall Dillon, Austin Carroll, Jose Leon, William Penny III(credited as: William Pennyworth III), Elijah Samuel

Other ACO Productions

Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater: The Canterville Ghost

Audition Dates: Aug. 17 & 18, 2016

Performance Dates: Oct. 14 & 15, 2016

Cast

Sir Simon de Canterville: Marshall Prettyman
Lady Jessica: Mya Coombs
Cuffy: Doug Robinson
Aunt / Private Jordan: Eden Miller
Old Canterville / Stranger: Michael Hooper
Butler / Private Baker: Steve Unger
Young Simon / Private Edwards: Thomas Unger
The Cook: Lynette Unger
Lux Flake Commercials: Janis Duley
Narrator / Cawthorne: Scott Anderson
Valentine: Frank Nickle
Keighley: Pat Moriarty

Production Staff

Director: Frank Nickle
Music Director: Laurie Anderson
Assistant Director / Props: Linda Nickle
Sound Effects: Pat Moriarty, Jenna Mustion
  • This is the first time the Arts Center of the Ozarks has produced this show.

Oklahoma!

Audition Dates: May 10 & 11, 2016

Production Dates: Jul 15-17 & 21-23, 2016

Cast

Laurey: Ashley Grant
Curly: Tyler Volz
Ado Annie: Marriah Geels
Will Parker: James Miskimen
Aunt Eller: Vickie Hilliard
Ali Hakim: Michael Weir
Jud Fry: Joel Harris
Andrew Carnes: Matt Etris
Ike Skidmore: David Godwin
Gertie: Michelle Higuera
Cord Elam: Richard Hollingsworth
Slim: Matthew Cunningham
Fred: Dustin Gililland
Dream Laurey: Lauren Flohr

Territory Women:

Jane Marotti, Laurie Anderson, Tina Matsubara, Sidney Grutz, Rochelle Renteria,
Robbie Elliott, Taylor Mays, Katie Murdock, Jessica Miller, Sandra Miller,
Mya Coombs, Valerie Johnson, Kourtney Thompson

Territory Men:

Marshall Prettyman, David Franks, Jian Zhang, Thomas Cicatiello, John Metcalf

Orchestra

Piano: Denice Parkhurst
Oboe: Travis Chilton
Flute: Diane Martin
Clarinet: Denise Richards
Alto Sax: Linda Cullers
Trumpet: Keith Wood
Trumpet: Nathalie Carney
French Horn: Katy Luker
Trombone: Stan Adelman
Euphonium: Michael Burner
Tuba: John Ford
Percussion: Colton Townsend

Production Staff

Director / Designer: Kayla Abernathy
Assistant Director: Denise Richards
Vocal Director: Marta Holt
Assistant Vocal Director: Denice Parkhurst
Orchestra Conductor: Mike Ferguson
Choreography: Alyssa Osterhout
Technical Directors: David Godwin, Lucky Arledge
Costume Design: Jennifer Simmons
Lights: Jenna Mustion, Patrick Moriarty
Sound Board Operator: Scott Anderson
Stage Manager: Lucky Arledge
Props Manager: Heidi Nash
Follow Spots: Dakota Meineke, Sirod Meineke
Costumes: Betty Blyholder, Robbie Elliott, Janet Humphrey, Janet Cupit, Eden Miller
Scenic Painting / Design: Haley Antonelli
Backstage Crew: Glen Christopherson, Paige Ledbetter, Heidi Nash
Box Office: Robbie Elliott, Karen Jefferson, John Jefferson, Bonnie Lawson, Cynthia Metcalf,
Nikki Sievert, Eve Smith
Set Crew: Scott Anderson, Haley Antonelli Lucky Arledge, Faith Eccles, Matt Etris,
Joel Gardner, Ryan Gardner, David Godwin, Danny Hobson, John Jefferson,
Dakota Meineke, Sirod Meineke, Patrick Moriarty, Jenna Mustion, William Penny III, Wes Penny,
Marshall Prettyman, Dustin Smith, Michael Wier

Special Thanks

Tony Benson, Chris Button, Paskell Griffith, Wes Holt

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