Evening PerformanceSelected Wednesdays
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Matinees PerformancesTue., Wed., Thur.,
Saturday & Sunday at 1:00pm
Saturday Kid's Matinee,
May 10 - Sept 27 at 10:00am
Brunch PerformancesSun. Brunch & Show 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Matinee ShowTue. thru Sun. at 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Twilight ShowDec.: Wed. thru Sat. Evenings
Buffet: 5pm - Show: 7pm
one half hour
Nothing says summertime like Rogers and Hammerstein at Allenberry! The most iconic American musical returns by popular demand to the Allenberry stage this summer. Come live the prairie life of the Oklahoma Territory as it becomes a state, with Curly, Aunt Eller, Ado Annie, and the whole company. Don't miss bringing your friends and family to a piece of musical theatre history right in your own backyard! Perfect for families and groups. Rated PG
OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with
R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
|The videotaping or other video or audio recording
of this production is strictly prohibited.
|Scenes and Musical Numbers…|
Scene 1 - Laurey's Farmhouse
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'.....................................................Curly
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.............................................Curly
Kansas City........................................Will Parker and Male Ensemble
I Cain't Say No!..................................................................Ado Annie
Many a New Day..................................Laurey and Female Ensemble
People Will Say We're in Love.....................................Curly & Laurey
Scene 2 - The Smoke House
Pore Jud is Daid...............................................................Curly & Jud
Scene 3 - A Grove on Laurey's Farm
Out of My Dreams...................................Laurey & Female Ensemble
Dream Ballet..........................Dream Laurey, Curly, Jud, & Ensemble
Scene 1 - Skidmore's Barn
The Farmer and the Cowman...........Carnes, Aunt Eller, & Company
All Er Nuthin'................................................Will Parker & Ado Annie
Scene 2 - Skidmore's Yard
People Will Say We're in Love (Reprise)....................Curly & Laurey
Scene 3 - Laurey's Farmhouse
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' Reprise................................Company
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
|Curly||Peyton Thomas Tucker|
|Laurey Williams||Katie Sexton|
|Aunt Eller||Diana Wilde|
|Ali Hakim||Craig E. Treubert|
|Will Parker||Isaak Olson|
|Ado Annie Carnes||Jill Taylor Anthony|
|Jud Fry||Jon McHatton|
|Andrew Carnes||Terry Sheldon|
|Gertie Cummings||Becky Kalman|
|Dream Laurey||Beth Miller|
|Ike Skidmore||Ben Koontz|
|Cord Elam||Dan Kriss|
|Slim||Phil Della Noce|
|Children's Ensemble: Eden King, Isaac King, Lydia Miller, Taylor Smith, Josiah Truitt
|ALAN PATRICK KENNY Piano
IAN HUETTEL Second Piano
JILL TAYLOR ANTHONY (Ado Annie) is thrilled to be joining the team at Allenberry. Regional credits include Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, Agnes Gooch in Mame, Chris in Rumors, and Sister Robert Anne in Nunsensations. Other credits include the first national tour of Curious George Live! and Pinkalicious, the Musical at The Bleecker Street Theatre in NYC. Jill thanks her amazing family and friends for their support and her wonderful husband, Judah, for letting her live her dream! www.JillTaylorAnthony.com
JARED BROSMER (Ensemble) comes all the way from Evansville, IN. This is his first summer here at Allenberry Playhouse. Past roles include Bobby Strong in Urinetown: The Musical, Enjolras in Les Miserables, and PFC William Santiago in A Few Good Men at Evansville Civic Theatre along with the Ensemble in Hairspray for Music Theatre Louisville.
BRITTANY CATTARUZZA (Ensemble/Vivian) is a recent graduate of Wagner College and is delighted to be working at Allenberry Playhouse this season! Favorite credits include: A Salute to Rockette History, Kate (Legally Blonde), Graziella (West Side Story), Lily St. Regis (Annie), and Cinderella (Into the Woods).
PHIL DELLA NOCE (Ensemble/Slim), originally from West Chester, PA, is a recent graduate from Wagner College with a B.A. in Theatre and Speech with a Performance Concentration. Favorite credits include Carousel (Ensemble), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence), Footloose(Willard), Our Town (George Gibbs), Urinetown(Officer Barrel) and-Spring Awakening (Otto/Ulbrecht).
ADENA ERSHOW (Ensemble/Ellen) is originally from New Jersey, and is a recent graduate from Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance. Favorite Wagner credits include Carousel (Louise), Zombie Prom (Toffee), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Serena), Guys and Dolls (Hot Box Dancer), Galt MacDermott's World Premiere of Goddess Wheel, and My Fair Lady. For KJS.
BENJAMIN HERGENROEDER (Ensemble/Joe) is thrilled to be making his professional acting debut on the Allenberry stage. He is 17 years old and will be a senior in high school this fall; he plans to major in Musical Theater in college. This is Ben's 13th show and 11th musical. Favorite credits include Schroeder in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Allenberry Professional Theater Conservatory), and as part of the ensemble in Beauty and the Beast (Big Spring High School).
BECKY GRACE KALMAN
(Gertie Cummings/Dance Captain) A recent graduate of Wagner College Theater, Becky is originally from Long Island, NY and so excited to be spending her summer here at Allenberry Playhouse! Regional credits: Ruth (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Rumpleteazer (Cats), Erma (Anything Goes), Alice (Seven Brides…), and Louisa (The Fantasticks). She performed in seven Wagner productions while at school, her favorite being Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Sabrina, & Michael. For Aunt Yevy and KJS.
EDEN KING (Ensemble/Fiddler) age 9, is thrilled to be back at the 'Berry where she has been performing since she was six years old. Other favorite roles were Gretl in The Sound of Music, Molly in Annie, and Gloria in Wait Until Dark. She will be in 4th grade in the fall and when not acting she can be found on stage with her family's group, The King's Strings, where she plays the violin and sings.
ISAAC KING (Ensemble/Fiddler) is 13 years old. His acting career began right here at Allenberry at the ripe old age of six. His first show? Oklahoma! He and his viola are happy to be back in the show that started it all for him. Since then he has enjoyed many Christmas shows, Joseph…, The King and I, and The Sound of Music (Kurt) here at the 'Berry. Isaac is an accomplished violist and performs with his family group, The King's Strings, and the West Shore Symphony Orchestra.
GRETA KLECKNER (Ensemble/Virginia) is thrilled to be making her Allenberry debut! Favorite credits include: Damn Yankees (National Tour), Agnes in I Do! I Do!, Dorcas in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and so many more. A thank you goes out to my family and friends (love you, Mama!) who have been so supportive, and to Ryan Gibbs for giving me the opportunity to make hilarious art.
SYLVIA KOLB (Ensemble/Carla) is so excited to be making her Allenberry debut! She is a recent graduate of CAP21 Conservatory. Favorite NY Theatre credits include: Louise (Gypsy), Roxie (Chicago), Renata (Nine), and Robbie the Stockfish (Urinetown). Sylvia would like to thank her parents for their continued love and support, as well as the rest of her family and friends. Finally, a huge thank you to everyone at Allenberry for this incredible opportunity!
BEN KOONTZ (Ensemble/Ike Skidmore) is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BFA in Theatre. His most recent roles include Jim/Tom/Kenneth in Clybourne Park; Claudio in Measure for Measure, and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. Ben in currently working with Medical Reader's Theatre at Hershey Medical Center, and with APTC here at Allenberry!
OREN KORENBLUM (Ensemble/Mike) Performer, choreographer, international dance instructor, and founder of O.K. DANCE Company in NYC, Oren is extremely excited to be making his Allenberry Playhouse debut. He graduated from AMDA in NYC and trained with the International Dance Teachers Association. Favorite musical theatre credits include: Mary Poppins (Valantin/Park Keeper), CATS (Mungojerrie), Anything Goes(Purser), A Chorus Line (Larry), and Crazy For You (Sam). Favorite choreography credits include: Hairspray, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Beehive, and Man of La Mancha.
DAN KRISS (Ensemble/Cord Elam) A recent graduate of Wagner College's Theatre Performance program, Dan is delighted to be working with the folks here at Allenberry! Favorite credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (George), Into the Woods (The Baker), Avenue Q (Rod), and Seussical (Horton). Many thanks to my family and the cast and creative team!
JON McHATTON (Jud Fry) is happy to be spending his summer at the beautiful Allenberry Resort. Hailing from Arizona, Jon is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and lives in NYC. Favorite Regional credits include: Urinetown (Bobby Strong), Grease (Danny Zuko), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Adam Pontipee), Footloose (Ren McCormack), Camelot (Sir Sagramore), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Aggie). A huge thanks to the talented cast and crew, friends and family, the "Big Man," and of course Mo!
ADAM MEIRINK (Ensemble/Tom) is a professional actor and former resident of Swansea, Illinois directly across the river from St. Louis, Missouri. Adam recently received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Drake University where he had the pleasure of acting in a variety of musicals and plays including: Chicago (Billy Flynn), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), Anything Goes (Captain), Twelfth Night (Aguecheek), and A Little Night Music (Lieberslieder). Select regional credits include: The Fantasticks (Matt) and Repertory Theatre of Iowa's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Flute/Thisby).
BETH MILLER (Ensemble/Dream Laurey) originally from Bucks County PA, is thrilled to be part of the Allenberry family. Beth graduated from Wagner College this May with a B.A in Theater and Speech. Favorite roles at Wagner include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaff) and Legally Blonde (Elle Woods). Regional credits include The Boy Friend (Polly Browne), George M!, South Pacific, and Les Miserables at Surflight Theater, and Avenue Q (Kate Monster), Urinetown (Hope), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive), with the Once upon a Time Players.
LYDIA MILLER (Ensemble) is an active seven year old who loves reading and spending time with her younger siblings. She played an Elfkin in When Santa Met Sally at Allenberry Playhouse this past winter and fell in love with perform-ing in musicals. She is always singing one song or another and enjoys making plays to perform with her friends.
MACKENZIE NEWBURY (Ensemble/Rose) is thrilled to be making her Allenberry debut in 42nd Street! She will also be appearing in Oklahoma! this July. A Boiling Springs native, she currently studies Musical Theatre at the Catholic University of America in DC. Favorite credits include Leader of the Pack (Ellie), All Shook Up (Lorraine), Smile (Maria), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost/Helga), Chicago (Liz), and Sweet Charity (Suzanne). Thanks and love to the artistic staff and crew, her mentors, teachers, family, friends, cousins, classmates and little sisters!
ISAAK OLSON (Will Parker) is pumped to be joining Allenberry Playhouse for 42nd Street and Oklahoma! Previous credits include the National Tour of Christmas Carol (Fred), as well as Regional productions of: Footloose (Ren), Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod), 9 To 5 (Dwayne), and Spring Awakening (Melchior). A proud UC Irvine graduate, Isaak has also worked professionally with Camp Broadway, Disney Entertainment, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Special thank you to all who support the arts!
SARAH SHOSHANA ROSEN (Ensemble/June) just graduated Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance, and is excited to be at Allenberry Playhouse! Regional credits include Charlotte's Web, Rapunzel, The Fabulous Fable Factory, and Uberboy the Story of a Hero, World Premiere (Greater Ocean City Theatre Co.). At Wagner, Sarah has performed in The Drowsy Chaperone, Romeo and Juliet (ensemble, Juliet u/s), and Legally Blonde (Kate/Chutney). Other favorite credits include Anything Goes (Bonnie), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), and Into the Woods; a Concert (Baker's Wife).
KATIE SEXTON (Laurey Williams) a New York City native, is thrilled to join Allenberry for her first season! Some favorite roles include Queenie The Wild Party, Margaret Johnson The Light in the Piazza, Susan Company, Linda Evil Dead the Musical, Amelia Earhart The Flight of the Lawnchair Man, and Rapunzel Into the Woods. BFA Point Park University '11. Thanks so much to Ryan Gibbs and the great crew, cast, staff, and family here at Allenberry. For my M & D.
TERRY SHELDON (Andrew Carnes) is thrilled to be making his debut at Allenberry Playhouse. Regional credits include Monty Python's Spamalot (King Arthur), Oliver! (Fagin), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Barney), Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge (Scrooge), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), Sleuth (Milo), Table Manners (Norman), The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Scott), and Annie (F.D.R.). In his other version of reality, Terry is a landscape architect and civil engineer. He expresses his gratitude to his colleagues at Be-yond All Boundaries Land Surveying and Engineering.
TAYLOR SMITH (Ensemble) is excited to be back at Allenberry after appearing last summer as Annie, and in Barnum at Totem Pole Playhouse. After 14 regional productions, favorites include Annie (Annie, Tessie), Oklahoma Jr. (Ado Annie), & Willy Wonka Jr. (Veruca Salt). Taylor is an 8th grader at Shippensburg Middle School and a dancer at Dance Academy XIV. She recently danced in the Or-ange Bowl halftime show with country star Dierks Bentley. She thanks Ryan and the entire creative team for this wonderful opportunity and her mom for the endless chauffer hours.
PEYTON THOMAS TUCKER (Curly) is a graduate of Florida State University. Previous credits include, Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, Uncle Max in The Sound of Music, Josh Allen in The Beasts of Suburbia, and several productions with the Metropolitan Opera. Peyton is so happy to be spending the summer here at Allenberry. He would like to thank the cast and crew, MT12, his friends, and most of all Dadeo, Little Mama, and Boyo. Without you all I would not be where I am now.
CRAIG E. TREUBERT (Ali Hakim) is excited to be working with Allenberry for the first time after a two-year break from theatre. He is so thankful to be working with such a talented cast and brilliant production team. Recent Credits: Man in Chair (The Drowsy Chaperone). Craig closed out the national tour in 2010 and also performed with Gallery Players in 2011, which earned him an NYIT nomination. Many thanks to cast and crew for welcoming him with open arms and special thanks to his family for YEARS of love and support.
JOSIAH TRUITT (Ensemble) is making his debut here at Allen-berry. He is twelve years old and will be in seventh grade at Mechan-icsburg Middle School this year. Josiah has played a jock in Disney's High School Musical Jr. and a guard in Disney's Aladdin Jr. at HCPAC. He was in the Children's Choir in Mechanicsburg Area High School's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His favorite hobbies are drawing, playing the violin, and twisting balloons. He is grateful for the opportunity to perform in Oklahoma!
LAUREN M. WAGNER (Ensemble/Kate) is thrilled to be apart of the Allenberry Playhouse season! Lauren is a recent graduate from Wagner College and received a BA in theatre performance as well as a minor in dance. Credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), the New York Regional Premiere of Spring Awakening (Wendla), Tarzan (Jane), Carousel (Ensemble), Guys & Dolls, Legally Blonde (Serena), Seussical (Ensemble/Dance Captain, and Oklahoma!. For our angel, KJS.
DIANA WILDE (Aunt Eller) was seen earlier this season at Allenberry as Vernadette in Dixie Swim Club, and as Mrs. Tarleton in Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath. Diana has appeared regionally as Mavis in Church Basement Ladies 2; Mrs. Vitale in Tony'N'Tina's Wedding; Aida in Over the River and Through the Woods; Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!; Queen Aggravain in Once Upon A Mattress, and Mrs. Tilford in The Children's Hour. Look for her next as the delightfully dotty Mrs. Upson in Mame.
ALAN PATRICK KENNY (Musical Director, Conductor, Piano 1) is a director, music director, pianist, and educator. He holds an MFA in Directing from UCLA, BM in Vocal Performance from NYU Steinhardt, and teaches at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Previously, he was the co-founder/ Producing Artistic Director of New Stage Collective in Cincinnati, OH for seven seasons, where he staged 22 productions. Other credits include Smokey Joe's Cafe (national tour), Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Geffen Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, California Shakespeare Theatre, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Utah Shakespeare Festival.
IAN HUETTEL (Assistant Music Director, Keyboard 2) : Ian is a professional pianist and music director originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has most recently collaborated on productions of In The Heights, Cinderella, Elton John's Aida, The Nutcracker, and Chess. This is Ian's first year working with Allenberry Playhouse. Ian is currently pursuing his BM in Music Theatre with an emphasis in Music Direction at Baldwin Wallace University.
KEVIN CASEY (Production Supervisor) is thrilled to be here at Allenberry to celebrate his 38th year in the professional theatre and thanks Ryan for the great opportunity. Favorite shows include … South Pacific, The Foreigner, Emergency Room, Tuck Everlasting, Antigone, A Chorus Line, Cats, Forever Plaid, Angels in America, Frog & Toad, Bridge To Terabithia, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He dedicates this season to the memory of his mother, JoAnne.
INGRID PIERSON (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working at Allenberry Playhouse this year. A recent college graduate from North Carolina, her regional theatre credits include Cats, Les Miserables (North Carolina Theatre), Tennessee Playboy, The Illusion, A Christmas Carol, Ain't Misbehavin' (Triad Stage) and A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre) as well as work with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre and the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival. Ingrid holds a BFA in Drama from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
SARAH NORRIS (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project. For NLTP, she strives to produce an exciting, diverse season of new work that is affordable for a NYC audience. This past year, she created an annual international short play festival with a partner company in London, directed a winning finalist for the Samuel French OOB Festival, Frisky & the Panda Man (also by Ross Howard), and adapted the Oedipus Trilogy into a new musical called The Oedipus Project that ran for free in parks across NYC and Brooklyn. As a director, her work has been seen both around the country (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Maine, & Alaska) and around the world (Australia, England, & Ireland). She has had the opportunity to work with incredible artists at Playwrights Horizons, LAByrinth Theater Company, Disney Theatri-cal Productions, BAMA Theatre Company, The Flea Theater, The Gallery Players, The Glass Eye/Fresh Produce'd, Boomerang Theatre, and Rising Sun Performance Company to name a few. She has an MFA in Directing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a BA in Theatre from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. This past June, Sarah was an Artistic Fellow at the renowned Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and this summer for NLTP, she directed the world premiere Picture Ourselves in Latvia that is currently running in NYC. At the end of the summer, she will be produc-ing and acting in the NLTP ensemble based production of SIDD for the Chicago Fringe Festival. www.SarahNorris.org
KERRY LAMBERT (Choreographer) is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance studies from Northwestern State University. He has been nominated for Broadway World's Regional Best Choreography Award for his productions of Brigadoon, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and the North East regional premier of the children's story Freckle-face Strawberry with Prather Entertainment. Other choreography credits include the upcoming National Tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on The Roof, South Pacific with the Jenny Wiley Theatre in KY, Miracle on 34th Street, Urinetown, Alan Menkin's A Christmas Carol, and The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee with The Herb Strauss Theatre in Sanibel, Florida. Kerry has performed with Universal Studios Osaka, Japan. He has choreographed for New Regency Films and was a past dance instructor with The Chicago New School of Dance & Theatre. Kerry is blessed in so many ways. Loving what he does and doing it with people that he loves. Enjoy the show!
DAN DALY (Scenic Designer) Dan Daly is a scenic design masters candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, Dan was the resident designer at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in New Hampshire, and won the scenic design New Hampshire Theatre Award for A Year With Frog and Toad in 2011. Last winter Dan designed Dark Sisters, the "emerging artists" production for Pittsburgh Opera's 75th anniversary season. www.DanDalyDesign.com
JENNIFER DASHER (Costume Designer) has worked in the entertainment industry providing costumes for companies including: Cirque du Soleil, The Washington Ballet, Papermill Playhouse, Glimmerglass Opera, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center among others. She holds an MFA in Costume Design from The University of Arizona. Jen is the owner of J.Dasher Costumes based in Lancaster, PA and is currently working on projects for Prism Theatrics and The Red Mountain Theatre Company.
K. HEINLEN (Propsmaster) is happy to return to Allenberry Playhouse. After holding many varying positions here and in the Boiling Springs and Carlisle theatre communities, she has enjoyed working with this wonderful Company of Oklahomans. She would like to welcome you all to the annual David Baker Scholarship Trust Benefit this November 2nd, a non-profit fundraiser benefitting college undergrads in music programs, held at Allenberry's Carriage Room. Special thanks to Rob and Paul.
DEREK MAULDIN (Sound Designer, Master Electrician, Engineer) is going into his second season here at Allenberry. Last season's main stage credits include The Full Monty, Annie, Hairspray, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Wait Until Dark, Back In Time To Murder and When Santa Met Sally as well as APTC credits for The Wedding Singer and Much Ado About Nothing. Derek is originally from Laurel, MS and has 15 years experience in Sound Design/Engineering.
JASON NEDROW (Technical Director) is returning to Allenberry after serving as Technical Director for Messiah College, and currently for Dickinson College. He has built many plays, musicals, and dance shows in Central PA, and is a familiar face as former Technical Director of Allenberry Playhouse from 2000—2003. He would like to thank his patient wife and beautiful daughters for their support.
ANTHONY CARPENTER (Technical Director) is thrilled to be working this season with Allenberry Playhouse. He belongs to a rare group of people whose surname actually reflects his profession. He has built numerous sets and worked backstage on productions across the country and world. He was most recently the Technical Director for Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans, where he resides off season, and works creatively building art installations and doing circus arts.
SEAN McCONAUGHEY (Scenic Carpenter) was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013 with a BA in Theatre with an em-phasis in Theatre Production. Previously he has worked at Gateway Playhouse and Riv-erside Theatre. He is excited to be working with Allenberry Playhouse for the first time this season.
JESSICA MOTTICE (Assistant General Manager, Company Manager, House Manager) is a graduate of Long Island University. She served as Stage Manager for Remembering Antigone, which won five Kennedy Center awards and was featured in an international festival in Montreal, Canada. She has previously worked with the New York Shakespeare Exchange on their original show The Island. Jessica is thrilled for this opportunity and learning experience with Allenberry!
ANGELA SCIMONELLI (Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Shop Manager) is pleased to be back at Allenberry. A former ballerina, her career segued into theater as a performer, choreographer, and costume designer. Angela has designed for many theatrical productions and for many ballet and modern companies here, in Washington, DC, and in New York. She thanks her husband and her two sons, both in the US Army.
SAMANTHA EYLER (Costume/Properties Intern) has a BA in Musical Theatre from Marywood University. This is her first experience working with Allenberry. Sam has worked with several companies in the DC area in both performance and technical aspects. Most recently she worked with Adventure Theatre MTC as a patron services representative. A recent graduate, Sam is proud to be able to grow and learn with such a fun and supportive group of people.
AMANDA MERRILL (Scenic/Electrics Intern) grew up in the small town of Fabius, New York where she learned to love theater. She then went on to become a musical theater major at Marywood University. There she learned the art of performing as well as the technical side of theater. She was most recently seen as Petra in Marywood's production of A Little Night Music. She is very excited to be here at Allenberry as the Scenic Intern where she puts all of her technical training into practice.
KEVIN CASEY (Production Assistance) is thrilled to be here at Allenberry to celebrate his 38th year in the professional theatre and thanks Ryan for the great opportunity. Favorite shows include … South Pacific, The Foreigner, Emergency Room, Tuck Everlasting, Antigone, A Chorus Line, Cats, Forever Plaid, Angels in America, Frog & Toad, Bridge To Terabithia, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He dedicates this season to the memory of his mother, JoAnne.
RYAN GIBBS (Artistic Director) is thrilled to rejoin the Allenberry team after starting here in 2000 as an intern! Ryan spent 4 seasons in residence here as the Assistant Production Manager, a Lighting Designer, and a Stage Manager, and has returned many times as a Guest Director and a Designer. Originally from South Eastern PA, he now resides on Staten Island. Recent directorial credits include Songs for a New World at Theatre Row in NYC, and regionally I Do! I Do!, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Over the River and Through the Woods. Other credits include seven National Tours, among them, Elf, Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Rent. His NYC Stage Management includes Wicked and Avenue Q. Ryan has also worked extensively in the Regional and Stock Theatre Community. Locally Ryan has worked at The Fulton Theatre, Lancaster Ballet, The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Messiah College, and The York Little Theatre. In 2003 Ryan met his lovely wife, Amy Decker here at Allenberry. Ryan has as BA in Theatre from Marywood University. Love to Mom, Sarah and Amy. For CVW & Bob
ELIZABETH ANGELOZZI (Associate Artistic Director, Costume Designer, Artistic Director of APTC) is thrilled to be stepping in as Associate Artistic Director of Allenberry Playhouse and Artistic Director of the Actors Professional Theatre Conservatory (APTC.) She was born in Baltimore, MD, received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College, and has been a member of Actors' Equity Association since 2001. She is a Boiling Springs resident and is very active in the Central Pennsylvania theatre community. Elizabeth has been Drama Director of Boiling Springs High School since 2008, and also directs the spring musical at Yellow Breeches Middle School. She works regularly at the Carlisle Theatre Company as Choreographer, Costume Designer, and Camp Director, and has worked as Choreographer, Director, and Costume Designer at Messiah College. She believes that there is nothing more rewarding than introducing children to the magic of live theatre.
FERN-MARIE AAMES (Playhouse General Manager) is a Carlisle native who graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Directing, then worked in Marketing and Development at the Tony Award Winning Huntington Theatre Company. FM joined Allenberry Playhouse in 1992 for many seasons as an Actor, Costume Designer, Production Coordinator, and Technician. Her credits include The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC as a Properties Artisan; Princeton Rep, The Passage Theatre, and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey as a Production Stage Manager; and Dream Productions' Dream, Dream, Dream in Atlantic City. Fern-Marie has spent the last decade in the Las Vegas Valley serving on the Actors Equity Association Las Vegas Liaison Committee, costume designing Margaritaville's tequila mermaid, and producing her finest production to date: son Robby. FM is a founding member of The David Baker Scholarship Trust, and Co-Chairs their Annual Benefit on the 1st Sunday each November here in The Carriage Room. She is delighted to help continue the legacy of Allenberry Playhouse's founders in memory of her "pal," David Brubaker. Thanks to Rob, Robby, Mom, and the Team. Break a leg! And on with the show...
|Thanks to the following individuals and institutions who have recently gone above and beyond the call:|
|Jason Nedrow; Dickinson College;
Rob Murtoff; Stephanie Fisher; Cindy King;
Kelley Heinlen; Dave Mancuso;
Joseph Osborne; Paul & Martha Sheffer;
Boiling Springs High School, Gretna Theatre
|MAME - September 3 - September 28, 2014|
|Who doesn't love Mame? Spilling over with outlandish characters and charm, it's the story of the unbelievable life of a woman who had everything but a family, until one day her 10-year-old nephew shows up on her doorstep. The most touching musical about loving the people in your life ever written. Go around the world with Auntie Mame over the span of 20 years with an unbelievable line-up of Jerry Herman Classics including: It's Today, Bosom Buddies, That's How Young I Feel, We Need A little Christmas, and of course….Mame! Perfect for families, groups and anyone who has ever had a special child in their lives. Rated G|
|The Marvelous Wonderettes - October 1 - November 1, 2014|
|This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing classic '50s and '60s songs. And wait till you see what happens at their 10 year reunion! Such hits as Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, Lipstick on Your Collar, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, It's My Party, and over 20 other classic hits! You've never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane. So Many hits you'll run out of fingers to count them on! Perfect for groups, families and class reunions. Rated G.|
|The Christmas Campaign|
|The Christmas Campaign: Money is melting away at the North Pole! As Santa crunches numbers to keep up with kids' demands for high-tech toys, the elves fear financial ruin. So they hatch a plan to save Christmas: Create a marketing strategy! Brand Santa! Set up a social media blitz! But when some fancy ad men arrive at Santa's Village, will they rescue the season or destroy it completely? Come to Allenberry to find out, as once again our heartwarming and hilarious original Christmas Show fills you with the magic of the season—and reminds us all of its true meaning. Perfect for all audiences. Rated G|