Evening Performance Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Matinees PerformancesTue., Wed., Thur. &
Saturday at 1:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Saturday Kid's Matinee,
June 13 - Sept. 5 at 10:00am
Brunch PerformancesSun. Brunch 12:00pm
Show at 2:00pm
Christmas Buffet & Matinee ShowTue. thru Saturday. at 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Twilight ShowDec.: Thur. thru Sat. Evenings
Buffet: 5pm - Show: 7pm
Sunday Buffet 12:00pm
Sunday Show 2:00pm
one half hour
What is summertime at Allenberry without a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic? Come back to Bali Ha'i where a spunky nurse from Arkansas falls in love with a dashing French planter.
Is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
|*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors
and Stage Managers
|The videotaping or other video or audio recording
of this production is strictly prohibited.
|Ensign Nellie Forbush||Katie Sexton|
|Emile deBecque||Andy Lebon*|
|Bloody Mary||Laura Yen Solito*|
|Luther Billis||Dennis Setteducati|
|Lt. Joseph Cable||Jack O'Brien|
|Captain Brackett||Jeff March|
|Commander Harbison||Craig E. Treubert|
|Nurse Dinah||Jordan Sharp|
|Lt. Buzz Adams||Todd Berkich|
|Nurse MacGregor||Julia Paladino|
|Ensemble||Alex Acevedo, Todd Berkich,
Viveca Chow, Kelley Hertzler,
Lorel Holt, Oren Korenblum,
T.J. Lamando, David Mancuso,
Joe O'Malley, Sean Ormond,
Matthew Oster, Julia Paladino,
Drew Patti, Caitlen Patton,
Jordan Sharp, Daniela Sottile,
|*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of
and Stage Managers in the United States.
|PIANO 1/CONDUCTOR: HARRISON BECK
PIANO 1/CONDUCTOR: ANDY HUDSON
PIANO 2: FRANKIE RAMIREZ PERCUSSION: JON ROSSI
REEDS: JIM KAIN VIOLIN: LIZ COLPO, JEN HARRIS, JOSEPH CHENG
ANDY LEBON* (Emile deBecque) is very excited to be making his Allenberry debut! National Tours: Cameron Mackintosh's Oklahoma! (Jud Fry). New York and regional theatrical credits include: The Sound of Music (Captain Von Trapp), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Grey-don), Allegro (Dr. Taylor), Evita (Juan Peron), 9 to 5 (Franklin Hart Jr) Legally Blonde (Callahan) and Guys and Dolls (Benny Southstreet). Andy has also performed with the NY Metropolitan Opera, Indianapolis Symphony, and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Thanks to Ryan and my wonderful family! www.andylebon.com
LAURA YEN SOLITO* (Bloody Mary) is thrilled to be making her Allenberry Playhouse debut! New York Credits:Kismet, (NY City Center Encores), South Pacific – Bloody Mary u/s (Westchester Broadway Theater). Regional Credits: King and I – Lady Thiang (Arrow Rock Lyceum), Pirates of Penzance – Edith (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Man of La Mancha – Antonia (Pittsburgh Public Theater). BFA – Boston Conservatory. Special thanks to my parents, Eddie, and this amazingly hard working cast, creative team, administration and crew!! You all ROCK!!!
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
DENNIS SETTEDUCATI (Luther Billis) is thrilled to be making his Allenberry Playhouse debut having just finished the National Tour of Anything Goes as Moonface Martin. Other National Tour credits include ELF, Fiddler on the Roof and The Drowsy Chaperone! Other favorite recent credits included Urinetown, Damn Yankees, Jekyll and Hyde, 42nd St and The Wizard of Oz as the Cowardly Lion. Special thanks to Ryan Gibbs and the Boza! www.DennisSetteducati.com
KATIE SEXTON (Nellie Forbush) is thrilled to return to Allenberry after playing roles including Yellow Girl in Shout!, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Suzie in The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Gloria in Mame. Other favorite roles include Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, Linda in Evil Dead the Musical, Queenie in The Wild Party, and Susan in Company. BFA Musical Theater Performance from Point Park University. Love and thanks to Ryan Gibbs and the whole cast and crew. For my big beautiful family. www.KatieNSexton.com
ALEX ACEVEDO (Henry/Ensemble) originally from the California bay area he has performed professionally across the country, Mexico and the high seas! Regional credits include A Chorus Line (Mike) La Cage (Phaedra), Peter Pan (Nibs), South Pacific, Legally Blonde, White Christmas, and Disney's Tarzan (Ensemble). New York work includes Peter and the Wolf (the Duck) choreographed by Lorin Latarro. Now making his home in New York Alex is an aspiring director/choreographer and proud employee of Broadway Dance Center.
TODD BERKICH (Lt. Buzz Adams) is thrilled to be back where it all began in 1992 as Kurt Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Todd was recently seen at Forestburgh Playhouse in Damn Yankees and in the national tour of Guys And Dolls. Some favorite credits include: Lend Me A Tenor (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Lombardi (Ocean State Theatre Company), and Kiss Me, Kate! (Gretna Theatre). Todd has a MFA in Theatre from West Virginia University and a BFA in Music Theatre from the Hartt School. www.toddberkich.com
VIVECA CHOW (Liat) Viveca is thrilled to be making her Allenberry debut this summer! Originally from Hong Kong, she is currently a senior BFA Musical Theatre major at Point Park University. Viveca has most recently appeared in Point Park's productions of 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Hecuba. She would like to thank everyone at Allenberry for this amazing opportunity, as well as her mentors, best friends, Matthew, Mom and Dad for their unconditional love and support. @vivecachow
KELLEY R. HERTZLER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing here at Allenberry! Currently she can also be seen as Princess Sabrina in APTC's Aladdin. This fall she will be attending Messiah College for Musical Theatre. Favorite past credits include The Wedding Singer (Julia), Dear World (Countess Aurelia), and Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, for which she received the Hershey Theatre Apollo Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. Kelley would like to thank her mom for her unconditional love and support.
LOREL HOLT (Ensemble) Lorel is a sophomore at Harrisburg Area Community College majoring in theatre. She is super excited to be performing in three Allenberry shows this season including APTC's Aladdin, Damn Yankees, and South Pacific. Past favorite shows include Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Something's Afoot (Lettie), Evita (Peron's Mistress), and Spamalot (Ensemble). She'd like to thank everyone who supports her and hopes you enjoy the show!
OREN KORENBLUM (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Allenberry Playhouse! Oren is a performer, choreographer, international dance instructor, and founder of O.K. DANCE Company in NYC. He is a graduate of AMDA and trained with the International Dance Teachers Association. Favorite musical theatre credits include: Mary Poppins, CATS, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line. Dance companies include: The Aluminum Show (tour), and Caluplli Mexican Dance Company. Oren has taught master classes in the US, Europe, and Israel. Learn more at: www.orenkorenblum.com
T.J. LAMANDO (Professor/Ensemble) is very excited to be joining the Allenberry company for this season! College credits: Scab (Alan/Artie), Zombie Prom (Josh), The Drowsy Chaperone (Man in Chair), Merrily We Roll Along (Charley Kringas), and Cats(Skimbleshanks). Regional credits: Avenue Q (Bad Idea/Princeton u/s), John and Jen (John), Speech and Debate (Solomon), and Peace, Love and Cupcakes (Various Charac-ters). T.J. is a recent Wagner College graduate. This one's for you, Mammy!
DAVID MANCUSO (Ensemble) is proud to join the cast and crew of South Pacific! Recent performances include Fiddler on the Roof, Allenberry's 42nd Street and Murder Mystery Weekends, Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg's It Runs in the Family, and Carlisle Theatre's Spamalot, Something's Afoot, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He co-produces shows at South Middleton School District in Boiling Springs. By day David teaches for the district and manages its cyberschool. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support!
JEFF MARCH (Capt. Brackett) returns to Allenberry following last summer's Mame. 2014/2015 credits include Bring Back That Lovin' Feelin': A Salute to The Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley) and A Rockabilly Christmas (Elvis Presley/The Big Bopper). Favorite regional credits include Annie (Oliver Warbucks): Derby Dinner Playhouse, The Church Basement Ladies: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our Base-ment" (Pastor): National Tour, and Las Vegas Legends (Dean Martin): Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Jeff's hometown is Wayne, NE and gradu-ate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
JACK O'BRIEN (Lt. Joseph Cable) is excited to make his Allenberry debut! He spent the past year on the road with the first national tour of Ghost the Musical (u/s Sam/Carl). Other favorite credits: Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Little Shop of Horrors (Dentist), Spring Awakening (Melchior), And the World Goes Round, Damn Yankees (Smokey). BFA in Musical Theatre, Millikin University. Many thanks to his friends and family, Allenberry, and Bloc. Love to Tony. www.jackmobrien.com
JOE O'MALLEY (Stewpot/Ensemble) is a student actor and current resident of Staten Island, New York. He is excited to be making his debut here at Allenberry! Past Wagner College credits include The School for Lies (Dubois/ Basque), Guys and Dolls, Zombie Prom, Carousel, Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius), Spamalot (Sir Robin), Cats (Asparagus). Joe is currently in the BA Theatre program at the prestigious Wagner College.
SEAN ORMOND (McCafferty/Ensemble) is a senior at the University of Miami. Favorite Regional: Spring Awakening, Wedding Singer, Captain Louie, Happy Days, Singing and Dancing in the Rain: a Gene Kelly Re-view. UM: Saturday Night (Gene), Spelling Bee (Chip), She Loves Me (Arpad), and workshopped Jed Fuehr and Adele Ahronheim's Slaughter-house-Five (Lazzaro), and Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project's Carmen (Duarte). Sean was just seen in Peter Pan and Les Miserables directed by Terrence Mann at Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
MATTHEW OSTER (Ensemble) is a junior musical theater major at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; his university credits include Brad in Rocky Horror Picture Show (in production), Side Show (Fakir), Carrie (Freddie), Winterset (Ensemble), and numerous cabarets and workshops including Pied! written by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald and Simply Barbra with Steven Brinberg. This is Matthew's first summer with Allenberry Playhouse and he is thrilled to share this work
(Nurse MacGregor/Ensemble) A recent graduate of Wagner College's Theater Performance Program, Julia is thrilled to be making her Allenberry debut! Some of Julia's regional credits include Dames at Sea, The Who's Tommy, Anything Goes, All Shook Up, 9 to 5, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, and Carousel. In addition to these performances, some of her favorite roles include Mimi in Rent, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. Special thanks to her family and friends!
DREW PATTI (Ensemble) is very excited to be back at Allenberry for his seventh year. Drew is a senior at the Capital Area School for the Arts, and is currently onstage at Allenberry as Aladdin in APTC's Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. He has recently been seen in Into the Woods (Rapunzel's Prince/Milky White) where he received an Apollo Nomination. Drew would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their endless love and support.
CAITLEN PATTON (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Allenberry debut! She is from Charleston, South Carolina and attends Coastal Carolina University as a rising Senior BFA Acting major. Her favorite roles include, Brenda in Hairspray, Rosemary in How to Succeed, and Silly Girl in A Christmas Carol. Last summer she played Cinderella, as well as four other characters, as the swing at StoryLand Amusement Park. Special thanks to Becky Timms and her family for supporting her dreams.
JORDAN SHARP (Nurse Dinah/Ensemble) is an upcoming senior at Coastal Carolina University earning a B.F.A. degree in Musical Theatre. A California native, Jordan is excited to be making her debut here at the Allenberry Playhouse. Favorite roles include She Loves Me (Ilona Ritter), Little Women (Meg March) and Blood Wedding (Mother-In-Law). Jordan would like to thank her family for their love and support and Becky Timms for her guidance.
DANIELA SOTTILE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be spending this summer at Allenberry Playhouse! Originally hailing from the Bronx, she most recently appeared as Grizabella in CATS at Wagner College. Favorite credits include Ermengarde in Hello, Dolly!, Judy in 9 to 5 , Serena in Legally Blonde , Nancy in Oliver, and Ariel in Footloose. Daniela is a Wagner College Theatre Alum.
CRAIG E. TREUBERT (Commander Harbison) is excited to be returning for his second season at Allenberry after playing Butler in A Diva to Die For. Featured last year in Mame and Oklahoma!, you will also likely remember his recent performance as the deliciously sinful Applegate in Damn Yankees. This season he looks forward to perform-ing for you in The Fantasticks. Past favorite credits include Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (2nd National tour). Thanks to all for the constant support and reassurance!
NATHAN WILLEY (Ensemble) is so excited and honored to be a part of South Pacific! He is a rising junior Musical Theatre major at Point Park University. His favorite credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander) and Barnum (P.T. Barnum). He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, Madelyn, Evan, and Patrick for being the best support system he could ever ask for. Enjoy the show!
CHRISTIAN YEAGER (Jerome) a 6th grader at St. Joseph School, Christian is excited to be performing with his sister, and returning to the stage at Allenberry Playhouse where he performed in A Christmas Campaign and A Boogie Woogie Christmas. Christian has been seen in Christmas Carol, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Alice's Great Adventure in Wonderland. Christian would like to thank the staff of Allenberry for this amazing opportunity, and his family for their love and support.
RACHEL YEAGER (Ngana) a 1st grader at St. Joseph School, Rachel is thrilled to be in her second production at Allenberry Playhouse. She last appeared in The Christmas Campaign, and was the Central Penn Parent Magazine Cover Winner in November 2012. She enjoys singing, dancing, acting, playing piano, swimming, and tennis. She would like to thank her family for love and support and everyone at Allenberry for this great opportunity.
|Thanks to the following individuals and institutions who
have recently gone
above and beyond the call:
Jason Nedrow; Dickinson College; Messiah College;
Fulton Theatre; David Snyder; John White;
The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre; Jack Frost;
Jessica Ploszaj; Cindy King; Dave Mancuso
The Solomon Islands, South Pacific, November 1943,
during World War II.
Overture - Orchestra
Scene 1: The terrace of Emile de Becque's Plantation Home
Dites-Moi – Ngana & Jerome
A Cockeyed Optimist – Nellie
Twin Soliloquies – Nellie & Emile
Some Enchanted Evening - Emile
Dites-Moi (Reprise) – Ngana, Jerome & Emile
Scene 2: Another Part of the Island
Bloody Mary – Seabees
Scene 3: The Edge of a Palm Grove Near the Beach
There Is Nothing Like A Dame – Billis & Seabees
Bali Ha'i – Bloody Mary & Billis
Bali Ha'i (Reprise) – Cable
Scene 4: The Company Street
Scene 5: Inside the Island Commander's Office
Scene 6: The Company Street
Scene 7: The Beach
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair – Nellie & Nurses
Some Enchanted Evening (Reprise) – Emile & Nellie
A Wonderful Guy – Nellie & Nurses
Scene 8: The Company Street
A Wonderful Guy (Reprise) – Nellie & Nurses
Scene 9: Inside the Island Commander's Office
Scene 10: Another Part of the Island
Bali Ha'i (Reprise) – French & Native Girls
Scene 11: Inside Bloody Mary's Hut on Bali Ha'i
Younger Than Springtime - Cable
Scene 12: Near the Beach on Bali Ha'i
Bali Ha'i (Reprise) – French & Native Girls
Scene 13: Emile's Terrace
A Wonderful Guy (Reprise) – Nellie & Emile
This Is How I Feel – Nellie & Emile
A Cockeyed Optimist (Reprise) – Nellie
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair – Emile
Finale Act I - Emile
There will be one fifteen-minute Intermission
There is one week's lapse between the two Acts.
Scene 1: A Performance of "The Thanksgiving Follies"
Dance – The Company
Scene 2: Backstage at "The Thanksgiving Follies"
Happy Talk – Bloody Mary
Younger Than Springtime (Reprise) - Cable
Scene 3: The Performance Resumes, as in Scene 1
Honeybun – Nellie, Billis & The Company
Scene 4: Backstage as in Scene 2
You've Got To Be Carefully Taught – Cable
This Nearly Was Mine - Emile
Scene 5: Another Part of the Island
Scene 6: The Office
Scene 7: Another Part of the Island
Scene 8: The Office
Scene 9: The Company Street
A Wonderful Guy (Reprise) – Officers & Nurses
Scene 10: The Beach
Some Enchanted Evening (Reprise) – Nellie
Scene 11: The Company Street
Honeybun – The Company
Scene 12: Emile's Terrace
Finale Ultimo – Nellie, Ngana, Jerome & Emile
HARRISON BECK (Music Director/Keys 1/Orchestra Reductions) is a New York based music director and conductor. Recent productions include music assistant for The Visit (Broadway), and music director for Love's Labour's Lost'(Dwight School), A Song At Twilight (Portland Stage), That Beautiful Laugh (La Mama ETC). He has assisted on concerts with David Loud, Wayne Barker, and David Chase. This summer he will music direct Shout! The Mod Musical, Damn Yankees, and South Pacific at the Allenberry Playhouse! Graduate of New York University.
FRANKIE RAMIREZ (Associate Music Director/Keys 2/Orchestra Reductions) is a Senior Musical Theatre major at Shenandoah Conservatory. Favorite performance credits include: Favorite Son/Ensemble in the collegiate premiere of Green Day's American Idiot the Musical (Shenandoah Conservatory) and Jacob Hoff in the premiere of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Signature Theater). Favorite MD/Piano credits include YAGM Charlie Brown, Godspell, The Last Five Years and The Wedding Singer. Frankie has studied at Det Dankse Musicalakademi in Fredericia, Denmark and has worked at Shenandoah Summer Musical Theatre and Flat Rock Playhouse.
ANDY HUDSON (Conductor/Keys 1 late August) Andy Hudson is grateful to be returning for his second fall season at Allenberry! Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2012 (Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance), he's found work as a performer, pianist, composer, director, music director, and voice teacher. Recent regional credits include Mame, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Smoke on the Mountain, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, and Mary Poppins. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Dan for their unflagging support.
TARA KELLY* (Production Stage Manager) is damn happy to be back at Allenberry Playhouse. Last seen here in 2005, Tara worked on Beauty & the Beast, Wizard of Oz, Phantom, and countless other productions including four Murder Mystery Weekends. Other Credits Include: Broadway Backwards, Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlantic Theater Company, Maine State Music Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and Stages St. Louis, to name a few. "You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it, I thank you all." – Freddy Mercury
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
LINDSEY CONKLIN (Assistant Stage Manager) is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Allenberry team. Lindsey received her BFA in Stage Management from Lindenwood University. A few of her favorite credits include Les Miserables, Pippin (Phoenix Theatre), and Heaven Can Wait (Lindenwood University). Lindsey wants to thank her mom, Stacy, Michelle, and Scotty for always believing in her! Enjoy!
DANN DUNN (Choreographer). NYC: Miracle on 34th Street, Sesame Street Live on Broadway (Madison Square Garden), ...Tom Sawyer (Symphony Space). National/International Tours: Cats, Sesame Street Live!, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, La Traviata. Recent Regional: Hello, Dolly! (w/Andrea McArdle), Mame (w/Loretta Swit), Chicago (w/Justin Guarini), Spamalot (w/Sally Struthers), and the new Because Of Winn-Dixie. Contributing Choreographer: The X Games, Playboy, National Liberty Museum, The Red Cross, Norwegian Cruise Line, TV: The Today Show, Good Morning America, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. DannDunn.net
ANDRE VALSING (Scenic Designer) is a designer/fabricator of a variety of projects rooted in a theater background going back to the early 1970's at the then Harrisburg Community Theater. He worked at the Harrisburg Community College in the 1980's building and designing sets for the school. For the past 22 years he has owned and operated Cenyx Corporation, a design/fabrication company located in New Cumberland, PA. His work has expanded to include museum exhibits, corporate lobbies, custom furniture, effects, and scenic work for motion picture production.
KURT ALGER (Costume & Hair Designer) Highlights: Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Gypsy, 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Xanadu, Chicago, Spamalot, Light in the Piazza, and The Drowsy Chaperone (Maine State Music Theatre). Hairspray (Drury Lane), Funny Girl, Miss Saigon, South Pacific (Riverside Theatre), Dreamgirls (Fulton), and The Little Mermaid (North Shore). Head of Wardrobe on tours RENT, Hairspray, and the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. NYC credits: Caligula, Such Good Friends, Things As They Are, and Les Enfants de Paris, and Shockheaded Peter!
TERRI HOFFMAN (Properties Designer) graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in technical theatre. She is a Scenic Artist but a jack of many trades. Scenic Art has been done at Oyster Mill Playhouse (1994-1996), Cenyx Corp. (Antique Automobile Museum and Hershey Park), and Open Stage of Harrisburg. First props job was at Mt. Gretna, PA. Then HACC got her services for several years. This is her first show designing at Allenberry.
VALERIE CANIGLIA (Company Manager/Assistant General Manager) hails from New Jersey and is very excited to be a part of the Allenberry Playhouse Staff. Among the theaters she has worked at are the Surflight Theater, the Mac-Haydn Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, and the American Theater Group. She earned a B.A. in Theater and Speech, Wagner College Class of 2013. Many thanks to all.
ANDREW PARTIN (Technical Director) was trained at Mississippi University for Women . He has worked at Allenberry Playhouse as Scenic Carpenter last year for The Marvelous Wonderettes and The Christmas Campaign, as well as the 2014-2015 Allenberry Murder Mystery A Diva to Die For. His past credits include working at Lees McCrae Sum-mer Theater acting as Shop Foreman for productions such as Ragtime, Chicago, and Kiss Me, Kate. Thanks to David Carter and Wesley Carter.
ADAM BATES (Master Electrician/Sound Engineer) This is Adam's first season with the Allenberry Playhouse. His past work have included sound design for Hairspray, Buddy…The Buddy Holly Story, Les Miserables, & Cabaret. He is very excited for the season!
ANNA KATE SPEARS (Costume Shop Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor) is a native of Atlanta, GA. She is a recent graduate from Wagner College, where she was a theatre major, with a concentration in Design, Technology and Management. Past shows include Cats, Spamalot, Hello Dolly, Little Shop of Horrors, My Fair Lady, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Love to my family, and Michael.
AMANDA FRASER (Wardrobe/Costume Intern) has most recently been the costuming supervisor at the Nickelodeon Hotel and a dresser at Universal Studios Orlando. Past credits include Bill and Ted's Halloween Adventure, Chicago, Madwoman of Challiot, and City of Angels. She graduated from the University of Florida and is thrilled to be at her first professional theatre. Love to her FL girls.
BEN KOONTZ (Electrics Intern) is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BFA in Theatre. Also an actor, recent roles include Ike in Oklahoma!, Jim/Tom/Kenneth in Clybourne Park; Claudio in Measure for Measure, and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. Ben has worked with Medical Reader's Theatre at Hershey Medical Center, and with APTC here at Allenberry!
DANIEL DAY (Carpentry Intern) is excited to join a talented crew for his first season at Allenberry. Daniel previously worked at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Southern Maine where he served on the stage crew for their productions of Grease, Billy Elliot, and Mary Poppins. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of New Hampshire, and is a native of Durham, NH.
KATHRYN PEDERSEN (Spot Operator Intern) is currently attending Point Park University studying theatre. Locals may remember her in Boiling Springs High School's Dear World and Little Shop of Horrors, among other roles. She is also an awardee of the David E. Baker Scholarship for excellence in music and leadership.
RYAN B. GIBBS* (Artistic Director/ASM) is honored to start his second season as Allenberry's Artistic Director. Ryan spent 4 seasons in residence here in the early 2000's 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 in New York City. Recent directorial credits include The Dixie Swim Club, 42nd St, 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 also served as an international Production Supervisor for the musical Mary Poppins. 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.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
ELIZABETH ANGELOZZI (Associate Artistic Director, Costume Designer, Artistic Director of APTC) is thrilled to be returning 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...
Welcome! and thank you for joining us for our 67th season of continuous operation, and what a season it is! Back at Allenberry after over 30 years we opened with a true modern classic, Neil Simon's charming trilogy of one act plays, Plaza Suite. Next we went back to the Mod Era and 1960's London with Shout! The Mod Musical - so many hits you ran out of fingers to count them on! Now a great musical comedy for everyone, Damn Yankees. See what happens when a senior baseball super fan trades his soul for one last chance at the pennant. Then, what is summertime at Allenberry without Rodgers and Hammerstein? We will bring you the most moving show in their canon, South Pacific. Whether you are a long time theatre-goer or a first-timer, it's the perfect show! Next, try and remember a kind of September as we present a fun take on New York's longest running Off-Broadway hit, The Fantasticks. Then back by popular demand the mys-tery thriller, Sleuth. And lastly on to a fall of traditional Allenberry Favorites: Our famous Murder Mystery Weekend, this year An Unconventional Murder!, and our original Christmas Show, There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays.
What is summertime without Rodgers and Hammerstein? Our audience loves the classics and the classics don't get any better than South Pacific . Allenberry is built on the idea of families and multi-generations coming to the theatre. South Pacific is a perfect show for your group for family; it's beautifully written, its themes are timely, and it's the perfect show to introduce your family who has never seen a show before to live theatre. We can only bring these special shows around every decade or so - don't miss South Pacific before it goes back into the archives. It's amazing to understand how forward thinking these writers were, and this story is. This show goes nose to nose with social issues that we as a so-ciety still struggle with today. We take special care with shows that are woven into society like this one. We hope you enjoy it, and learn from it as much as we did from doing it.
This is a big season of change at Allenberry. After a 10 year absence, and in a new attempt to bring you the highest level of quality, we have reformed our relationship with the Actors' Equity Association. Actors' Equity is the union for professional actors and stage managers. You should see some old friends returning to us this year - we couldn't be more thrilled.
Please help us spread the joy of professional, live theatre - right in your own back yard - by telling your friends and neighbors what we have to offer. We know your time is precious and your money is hard-earned; your choosing to support Allenberry is a gift we treasure.
We hope to see you many times this year and thank you for your support!.
Ryan B. Gibbs