Cassidy Theatre Presents

October 10-26, 2014

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Sandy Wilson

Director: Eric Thomas Fancher
Musical Director: Jordan Cooper
Choreographer: Sarah Clare
Costumer: Antoinette Kula
Set/Lighting/Sound Designer: Ken Slaughter
Props Design: Sue Overton
Set/Props Assistant: Kent Overton
Stage Manager: Alexa Jones
Production Assistant: Joey Alvey
Graphic Designer: Kate Leigh Michalski
Video Director/Editor: Eric Thomas Fancher


Show Description: The show takes place at Madame Dubonnet’s Finishing School on the French Riviera. Polly, an English heiress, falls in love with Tony, a delivery boy. Conscious of her father's warning to beware of boys dating her for her family’s money, Polly pretends to be just a secretary. Things get complicated with the unexpected arrival in Nice of Polly's father and Lord and Lady Brockhurst. It turns out that Lord and Lady Brockhurst are in fact Tony’s wealthy parents. Polly and Tony have shared the same secret – they both come from wealthy families. However, everyone ends up living happily ever after.  With Sarah Clare's athletic choreography, a talented and energetic young cast, and seasoned comedic veterans, this show is sure to be the feel good musical of the fall!
                                                                                                                                                                                                         

CAST

Polly Browne
Jade McGee

Maisie Merryweather
Courtney Nelson

Dulcie
Grace Janosik

Fay
Jessica Weil

Nancy
Jena Gross

Lolita
Jennifer Justice

Tony Brockhurst
Logan Sword

Bobby Van Husen
Shaun Dillon

Marcel
Nate Beno

Pierre

Joey Alvey

Alphonse
Jordan Fleming

Pepe
Ian Jones

Madame Dubonnet
Melanie Hauer

Percival Browne
Kevin Joseph Kelly

Hortense

Lord Brockhurst
Tyson Douglas Rand

Lady Brockhurst
Sarah Seed Michalski

The Ensemble
Neely Gevaart, Trey Gilpin, Jessica Hirsh, Ian Jones, Meghan Joyce, Jennifer Justice, Antoinette Kula, Bob Zombar

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Production Staff:

Eric Thomas Fancher (Director)
Eric has made his home onstage in Cleveland, having performed in over 50 productions all over the Cleveland area since 2006.  Favorite credits include Ragtime (Younger Brother) at Near West Theatre, The Ohio premiere of The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Steven) at Blank Canvas Theatre, A Year with Frog and Toad (Frog) at Cassidy Theatre, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) and Altar Boyz (Luke) at TrueNorth Cultural Arts, Monty Python's Spamalot (Sir Galahad/Black Knight/Swamp King) and the Cleveland premiere of The History Boys (Dakin) at the Beck Center for the Arts. Eric has also worked with The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, Dobama Theatre, Solon Center for the Arts, Mercury Summer Stock, Ensemble Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, FPAC, and Lakeland Civic Theatre.  Eric is an Equity Membership Candidate.

Jordan Cooper (Music Director)
Jordan brings to the table over twenty years of classical piano training and experience musical directing all over the east coast. He was recently seen onstage as Edna Turnblad in Near West Theatre's summer production of Hairspray. He is incredibly proud to make the Cleveland theater community his home. Favorite recent music direction credits include: Altar Boyz; You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, ...Spelling Bee (True North Cultural Arts); West Side Story, Assassins, A Year With Frog and Toad, Nunsense!, Blood Brothers, A Night With Rodgers & Hammerstein (Cassidy Theatre). The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, Miss Saigon, Ragtime, (Near West Theatre) Sideshow, The Producers (Firestone Theatre); The Texas Chainsaw Musical (Blank Canvas Theatre).

Sarah Clare (Chreographer)

Sarah has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Cleveland State University. She has worked as an actor, director, and choreographer all over the Cleveland area. She previously worked the Cassidy Theatre as an instructor, and the Artistic Director. She currently serves as the resident choreographer for Lake Catholic High School, and teaches early childhood education classes at The Beck Center. Sarah's previous credits include Company (Kathy), Honk, Jr. (director/choreographer) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (choreographer). Other directing and choreography credits include A Year With Frog and Toad, Children of Eden, Oklahoma, Once On This Island, Seussical, The Music Man, Altar Boyz, and Kiss Me Kate. Performance credits include You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally Brown), Peter Pan (Tiger Lilly), and Anna in the Tropics (Marela).

Antoinette Kula (Costumer)
Antoinette was born and raised in Cleveland OH and fell in love with performing as soon as she could walk and talk.  In 2002, Antoinette had the priviledge to record her first cd at the Agora.  She was selected as a member of the All Ohio Youth Choir in 2005 and 2006.  In 2010, Antoinette recieved her BA in Musical Theatre and Vocal Performance from Ashland University.  Currently, Antoinette lives in Cleveland OH and performs at both theatre and music venues.   Notable performances include: Marcy Park (Spelling Bee...) at TrueNorth, Miss Jones (Blood Brothers) and Minnie Fay (Hello Dolly!) at the Paul W. Cassidy Theatre, Brother/Narrator (Joseph...) at Mercury Summer Stock, Little Becky Two-Shoes (Urinetown), Abhorson (Measure for Measure), and Sarah Good (The Crucible) at Ashland University.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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