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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 1:00pm
Brunch PerformancesSun. Brunch & Show 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Matinee ShowTue. thru Sun. at 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Twilight ShowDecember: Wednesday thru
Sunday Evenings - 5:30pm
one half hour
Ever have a best friend? How about 5?! It's Same Time Next Year meets Steel Magnolias and nothing could be better! A Producer of The Golden Girls helped pen this unforgettable story of a group of girlfriends from college that still get together ever summer to talk about husbands, health and happiness. Even though life gets in the way sometimes, friendships weather the storm in their favorite beach house over four different summers together. Great for families, girlfriends, class reunions, groups and couples. Rated PG
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
received its World Premiere at The Playhouse of Wilson
at The Edna Boykin Center in Wilson,
North Carolina, on September 21, 2007
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
|There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.|
|The characters in the Dixie Swim Club will be
portrayed at ages forty-four, forty-nine, fifty-four,
A beach cottage
on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Scene 1: August 1995
Scene 2: August 2000
Scene 1: August 2005
Scene 2: Twenty-three years later
|The videotaping or other video or audio recording
of this production is strictly prohibited.
|Jeri Neal||Jill Taylor Anthony|
JILL TAYLOR ANTHONY (Jeri Neal) is thrilled to be joining the team at Allenberry. Regional cred-its 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
SHANNON HADDOCK (Sheree Hollinger) is a Florida native that has been living and working in New York since 2006. Past credits include How to Succeed… (Miss Jones), Guys & Dolls (General Cartwright), and Big River (Miss Watson). Shannon spent 15 years working for the Walt Disney World Resort and credits there include Festival of the Lion King, Fantasmic!, and Cinderella's Surprise Celebration. Excited to join the Allenberry Playhouse family. Much love to my wonderful husband Phillip.
LAURIE PASCALE (Dinah) is happy to be making her debut at Allenberry. Laurie lives in Arkansas and travels the country pursuing her craft. She portrayed the iconic Wicked Witch of the West in the National Tour of The Wizard of Oz. Regional credits: All My Sons, New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS; Steel Magnolias, Great Plains Theatre, Abilene, KS; Richard III and Big River, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Conway; Glorious, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock; Harvey starring Frank Collison, Highlands Playhouse, Highlands, NC; Burglar's Holiday, Maples Repertory Theatre, Macon, MO; A Comedy of Errors, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, TX.
SUZANNE STEWART (Lexie) is pleased to be making her first appearance at Allenberry and wishes to thank all that made it happen. Originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan, she has been "on the road" for the last 25 years. Favorite roles/shows include: 1776 (Abigail), I Do! I Do! (Agnes), The King and I (Anna), Kiss Me Kate (Kate), Annie (Miss Hannigan), Picnic (Rosemary), Can Can (Pistache), Baby (Arlene), George M! (Nellie). Theatresinclude: Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Black Sheep Repertory Theatre, Dutch Apple, Broadway Palm, Circa ʼ21, Tibbits Opera House, Murryʼs, Blatts, Sunshine Dinner Playhouse, Cornwellʼs Dinner Theatre. Suzanne holds a Master Degree in Theatre from Eastern Michigan University. She feels blessed to be working with such a talented cast and crew. This show is dedicated to all friendʼs near and far. Special thanks to Mom and husband Pete. Most of all, thank you for supporting live theatre!!!
DIANA WILDE (Vernadette) is delighted to return to Allenberry Playhouse! She last performed here in 2010's Over the River and Through the Woods, also directed by Ryan Gibbs. Favorite past roles include Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!, Queen Aggravain in Once Upon A Mat-tress, and Stella Deems in Follies. Diana lives in Minneapolis with her husband Phil and a small assortment of cats and dogs. This performance is dedicated to the memory of the late, great, Jay Miffoluf. Rest in peace, dear friend.
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.
KURT ALGER (Wig Designer) Highlights include Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Gypsy, 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Xanadu,, Chicago, Spamalot,, Light in the Piazza, and The Drowsy Chaperone at Maine State Music Theatre. Hairspray (Drury Lane), Funny Girl, Miss Saigon, South Pacific (Riverside Theatre), Dreamgirls (Fulton), and currently designing The Little Mermaid for North Shore. He has traveled the world as head of Wardrobe on RENT, Hairspray, and the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. NYC credits include Caligula, Such Good Friends, Things As They Are, and Les Enfants de Paris, and Shockheaded Peter!
WILLIAM BLACKSMITH (Set Designer) is a Carlisle native who is happy to return to Allenberry to design The Dixie Swim Club. Previous Allenberry credits include Meet Me in St. Louis, Oklahoma, and The Pajama Game. Will currently resides in New York where he works with the Tony winning musical Avenue Q, and also builds sets for Saturday Night Live and Broadway. Broadway credits include Shrek, Rocky, and The Book of Mormon. Will wishes to thank his family for their love and support.
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 Dixie chicks. 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.
GIULIO MARCHI (Technical Director) resides in Central PA and is excited to be in his Second Season at Allenberry. He graduated from King's College with a Bachelors of Arts in Technical Theater. Past work Credits include the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Fishing Creek Playhouse, Oyster Mill Playhouse, and Little Theater of Mechanicsburg. He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support.
DEREK MAULDIN (Sound Designer) 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.
JESSIE JONES, NICHOLAS HOPE, and JAMIE WOOTEN are American playwrights, collectively known as Jones Hope Wooten. Having dedicated themselves to writing deliciously funny words from the Southern side of life, they now enjoy the reputation of being three of the most popular and widely-produced playwrights in the United States. They've built a following with their legions of loyal fans on "humor that is crisp, clever, very, very smart and never settles for an obvious laugh."Between them, they've written classic television, hit movies, Off-Broadway comedy, and their plays are published exclusively by Dramatists Play Service, NYC. More than 2,800 productions of their plays were mounted within the first eight years of their collaboration. There have been well over 19,000 performances of their comedies, entertaining millions of theatregoers across the United States, as well as in Canada, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, England, Taiwan, Scotland, and Kenya.
Jessie Jones co-authored the classic, Southern-fried funeral comedy, Dearly De-parted, and its feature film adaptation, Kingdom Come, which was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Nicholas Hope, an award winning playwright, served as Director of Casting at Theatre Communications Group in New York City and The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and ABC Television. Jamie Wooten was a writer/producer on the much-loved television series The Golden Girls.
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...
|Dixie Swim Club - April 2 - May 11, 2014|
|Ever have a best friend? How about 5?! It's Same Time Next Year meets Steel Magnolias and nothing could be better! A Producer of The Golden Girls helped pen this unforgettable story of a group of girlfriends from college that still get together ever summer to talk about husbands, health and happiness. Even though life gets in the way sometimes, friendships weather the storm in their favorite beach house over four different summers together. Great for families, girlfriends, class reunions, groups and couples. Rated PG|
|Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath - May 14 - June 15, 2014|
|One of the greatest and most loved farces of all time and a true Allenberry tradition! We are bringing back one of our favorites this season just for you! Set in the roaring 20's, it's the springtime love story of a bold young college girl who is in love with a shy professor. He's so shy around women that he is terrified - he never thought he'd end up trapped in a Turkish Bathhouse surrounded by ten beautiful and barely dressed women! It's doesn't get any funnier than Ladies' Night! It's a perfect date night or trip out with your friends. Great for groups and couples. Rated PG 13.|
|42ND STREET - June 18 - July 20, 2014|
|Get out your tap shoes, Francis! One of Broadway's most iconic shows returns to Allenberry after nearly two decades. This toe-tapping mega-musical will have you singing along. It's the story of a young girl from Allentown who has dreams of the limelight. Will her Broadway Dreams come true? Will the show go on? There's only one way to find out… come and meet our dancing feet this summer on 42nd Street! All your favorite songs: Lullaby of Broadway, We're In The Money, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You, and of course…42nd Street! Great for families and groups. Rated G.|
|OKLAHOMA - July 23 - August 31, 2014|
|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|
|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|