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
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 videotaping or other video or audio recording
of this production is strictly prohibited.
Scene 1: Somewhere in New York, 1928
ST. BRIDGET...............................................Agnes and Young Patrick
Scene 2: Mame's Apartment
IT'S TODAY.....................................................Mame, Vera, Ensemble
IT'S TODAY (REPRISE)......................Mame, Young Patrick, Ensemble
Scene 3: Hallway of Mame's Apartment
Scene 4: Mame's Bedroom
Scene 5: Mame's Living Room (And all around New York)
OPEN A NEW WINDOW....................Mame, Young Patrick, Ensemble
Scene 6: Mame's Apartment
Scene 7: The Schubert Theatre, New Haven
THE MOON SONG...........................................Vera, Mame, Ensemble
MY BEST GIRL....................................................Young Patrick, Mame
Scene 8: Salon pour Messieurs
Scene 9: Mame's Apartment
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS.......Mame, Agnes, Ito, Young Patrick
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS (REPRISE)............Mame, Agnes, Ito, Young Patrick, Beau
Scene 10: Peckerwood
THE FOX HUNT...............Young Patrick, Uncle Jeff, Mother Burnside,
Sally Cato, Cousin Fan
MAME...........................................Beau, Mother Burnside, Ensemble
FINALE ACT ONE.........................................Young Patrick, Ensemble
Scene 1: Prep School and College (And Singapore)
OPENING ACT II.....................................Young Patrick, Older Patrick
MY BEST GIRL (REPRISE)...............................................Older Patrick
Scene 2: Mame's Apartment
BOSOM BUDDIES............................................................Mame, Vera
BOSOM BUDDIES (REPRISE)...........................................Mame, Vera
Scene 3: Mame's Apartment (Six Months Later)
Scene 4: The Upson Farm
THAT'S HOW YOUNG I FEEL.....................................Mame, Ensemble
IF HE WALKED INTO MY LIFE....................................................Mame
Scene 5: Mame's Apartment
IT'S TODAY (REPRISE)....................................Mame, Vera, Ensemble
MY BEST GIRL (REPRISE)................................................Older Patrick
Scene 6: Mame's Apartment, 1946
FINALE ACT II...........................................................................Mame
|MAME DENNIS||ALLISON MICKELSON|
|VERA CHARLES||SABRA MICHELLE|
|AGNES GOOCH||GRETA KLECKNER|
|BEAUREGARD BURNSIDE||JEFF MARCH|
|YOUNG PATRICK||MATTHEW PETERSON|
|OLDER PATRICK||STEVE CARGILE|
|MR. BABCOCK||CRAIG TREUBERT|
|M. LINDSAY WOOLSEY||ED COHN|
|MOTHER BURNSIDE||JANE HEINZE|
|SALLY CATO||LAUREN WAGNER|
|UNCLE JEFF/MR. UPSON||RICHARD JOHNSON|
|COUSIN FAN/MRS. UPSON/
|JUNIOR BABCOCK||DAN KRISS|
|GLORIA UPSON||KATIE SEXTON|
|PEGEEN RYAN||SARAH ROSEN|
|RALPH DEVINE||ADAM MEIRINK|
|PETER DENNIS||SAM WARREN|
JARED BROSMER, STEVE CARGILE, BRITTANY CATTARUZZA, ADENA ERSHOW,
TOMMY JOSCELYN, RICHARD JOHNSON, BECKY GRACE KALMAN, SYLVIA KOLB,
OREN KORENBLUM, DAN KRISS, ADAM MEIRINK, SARAH ROSEN, KATIE SEXTON,
LAUREN WAGNER, DIANA WILDE
|ANDREW HUDSON Piano
BOB LEMON Trumpet
JIM KAIN Reeds
JON ROSSI Percussion
DAN STAUFFER Trumpet Sub
JARED BROSMER (Gregor/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.
STEVE CARGILE (Older Patrick/Ensemble) debuts on the Allenberry Playhouse stage in Mame! He is from Lancaster, PA and graduated with BFAs in Theater and Film from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois and Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Acting highlights for Steve include performing as the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance Curly in Oklahoma!, Ren McCormack in Footloose, and Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He sends endless thanks to God and his family!
BRITTANY CATTARUZZA (Ensemble) 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 His-tory, Kate (Legally Blonde), Graziella (West Side Story), Lily St. Regis (Annie), and Cinderella (Into the Woods).
ED COHN (M. Lindsay Woolsey) Originally from NY, Ed has performed in NYC, OH, NC, and here in Pennsylvania. Ed is a Theatre Professor at Messiah College where he serves as Artistic Director. He holds a Ph.D in Theatre from BGSU and a Masters in Theatre from NYU. Recent roles include Fredrick in A Little Night Music and Arthur in Camelot at the Whitaker Center. Ed has directed recent productions of The Fantasticks, Pippin, and Urintetown: The Musical. Ed appreciates the loving support of his family.
ADENA ERSHOW (Ensemble) 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.
JANE HEINZE (Mrs. Burnside) This is my fourth musical on the Allenberry Stage. I did my first one in 1958, fifty-two years later I did my second one! I cannot sing, I cannot dance, but I can speak and I can play "old". Thanks to everyone who worked on this production. It is a pleasure to share the stage with such talented and nice actors! Enjoy the show!
RICHARD DENNIS JOHNSON (Mr. Upson/Uncle Jeff) is delighted to return to Allenberry Playhouse. He appeared as FDR in Annie, Lt. Schrank in West Side Story, the Prosecutor in Can Can, Mr. Miller in Plain and Fancy, Charlie in State Fair, and Joe in Pajama Game. In film and TV, he was in Playing for Time with Shirley Knight, and in Nightmare Next Door. Richard works in regional theatre in PA, in film in NYC, and worked at Playhouse on Park (CT) in All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
TOMMY JOSCELYN (Ensemble) is very excited to be making his debut at Allenberry in Mame! A graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance, Tommy spent the summer in Holland, Michigan performing and choreographing for the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Hot Mikado (Nanki-Poo/Asst. Choreo), The Match Maker (Ambrose Kemper/Choreo), and The Sound of Music (Ensemble/Asst. Choreo). Other credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt), and Dance Project 2014 (Featured Dancer). Many thanks to Ryan Gibbs, family, and friends.
BECKY GRACE KALMAN (Ensemble/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. beckygracekalman.com
GRETA KLECKNER (Agnes Gooch) 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) 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!
OREN KORENBLUM (Ensemble) Performer, choreographer, inter national dance instructor, and founder of O.K. DANCE Company in NYC, Oren is extremely excited to be making his Allenberry 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 Whore-house in Texas, Beehive, and Man of La Mancha. www.orenkorenblum.com
DAN KRISS (Junior Babcock/Ensemble) 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! www.dankriss.com
JEFF MARCH (Beauregard Burnside) Favorite regional credits include Annie (Derby Dinner Playhouse), The Church Basement Ladies in "A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement" (2014 National Tour), The Fantasticks (Old Schoolhouse Theatre), She Loves Me, City of Angels, The Secret Garden (The MacHaydn Theatre), Las Vegas Legends (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre), and The Buddy Holly Story (Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Showtune Productions). Jeff's hometown is Wayne, NE and he is a graduate of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.
ADAM MEIRINK (Ralph Devine/Ensemble) 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).
SABRA MICHELLE (Vera Charles) returns to Allenberry after playing dream roles Lola (Damn Yankees), Cassie (A Chorus Line), and Roxie (Chicago). Pennsylvania audiences may remember her from Allenberry's Murder Mystery Weekend and Christmas Show, Fulton Opera's Young Frankenstein, and Dutch Apple's The Drowsy Chaperone. Other favorite roles include Ellie (Showboat- starring Robert Cuc-cioli), Gladys (Pal Joey), Mayzie (Seussical), Frenchie/US Sally Bowles (Cabaret), and performing "Steam Heat" in the national tour of The Pajama Game. Proud Producer of The Cougar Ball in NYC. www.SabraMichelle.com
ALLISON MICKELSON (Mame Dennis) born in South Dakota, now calls Harlem home. She recently premiered her solo cabaret, Uncharted, at The Metropolitan Room in NYC to full houses. Regional credits include Mother in Ragtime, Female Authority Figure in Hairspray, and Ann Collier in 1940's Radio Hour at Surflight Theater. She solos on the Welcome gospel album produced by Middle Collegiate Church and sings for human rights and justice throughout NYC, most recently for The Trevor Project and #BringBackOurGirls interfaith prayer service.
MATTHEW PETERSON (Young Patrick Dennis) of Mechanics-burg, Pennsylvania is eleven years old. He is honored to join the cast of Mame at Allenberry Playhouse. Mathew's regional credits include The Wizard of Oz (New Bloomfield Lion's Club Community Theatre), Cheaper By The Dozen (Carlisle Christian Academy), Music of the Night; The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber (American Music Theatre), Moses (Sight and Sound Theatre), and the Moses commercial (Sight and Sound Theatre). Matthew is home schooled and studies voice and acting privately.
SARAH SHOSHANA ROSEN
(Pegeen Ryan/Ensemble) 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).
KELAND ALAKA'I SARNO (Ito) is excited to be working on his first show at Allenberry. Favorite credits include Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Chip Tolentino in Spelling Bee. He is a recent graduate of Theatre and Speech from Wagner College. He loves outer space and his dog, Dexter (not necessarily in that order).
KATIE SEXTON (Gloria Upson) 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. www.KatieNSexton.com
CRAIG E. TREUBERT (Mr. Babcock) 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.
LAUREN M. WAGNER (Sally Cato/Ensemble) 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. www.laurenmwagner.com
SAM WARREN (Peter Dennis) is thrilled to be in Allenberry's Mame. He is an active twelve year old who recently attended APTC Camp. In addition to APTC's Happily ever After, Sam has only been in one show at Good Hope Middle School, Nonsense in the Northwoods playing the very funny character, Mr. Pike. He takes lessons in piano, viola, and voice. Sam loves entertaining people and aspires to be on stage performing in the future.
(Mrs. Upson/Cousin Fan/Madame Branislowski) was seen earlier this season at Allenberry as Vernadette in Dixie Swim Club, and as Mrs. Tarleton in Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath, and as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! 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.
ANDY HUDSON (Conductor, Pianist) Andy Hudson is so excited to be making his Al-lenberry debut with Mame! Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2012 (Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance), he's found work as a performer, pianist, music director, and voice teacher. Recent regional credits include 42nd Street, Smoke on the Mountain, Nunsense, and Legally Blonde. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Dan, and Tomas for their unflagging support.
CALEB SPIVEY (Production Stage Manager) is elated to be joining the cast and crew here at Allenberry Playhouse! Caleb hails from South Georgia but recently made the move to Pennsylvania from New York City where he works with RWS and Associates, an entertainment production company. He thanks his family for their continued support and the cast and crew for all their hard work!
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.
DANN DUNN (Director/Choreographer) has created and maintained professional works as a Director/Choreographer, Associate, or Dance Captain around the world and was recently named Philadelphia's Best Director (2012) and Best Choreographer (2012, 2013). Credits include: Madison Square Garden, National/International Tours, and Europe. Regional: The Eagle Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, NCT, Allenberry Playhouse, Delaware Theatre Company, Prather Entertainment, The Kimmel Center, Riverside Theatre, Wohlfahrt Haus, Weathervane Rep, Mame (Starring Andrea McArdle and Lea Delaria, Media Theatre), Mame (Starring Loretta Swit, Forestburgh Playhouse), Really Rosie (Assistant to Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Produced by Lincoln Center's Jed Bernstein, Bucks County Playhouse), YANK! (World Premiere, Arden Theatre), and CHICAGO with Justin Guarini. Creator/Dir/Chor: Dames At Sea: A Burlesque Revue for Norwegian Cruise Line. Dancer for Mark Kanemura (So You Think You Can Dance, Lady Gaga). TV: The Today Show, Good Morning America, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. DannDunn.net
ALAN PATRICK KENNY (Musical Director) 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, and Utah Shakespeare Festival
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
KURT ALGER (Costume & Hair Designer) Highlights include Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, 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!
MICHAEL BERT (Lighting Designer) is excited to design a show at Allenberry this season. He worked here at the Playhouse from 2003 to 2005. Some of his favorite lighting designs include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, West Side Story, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Michael has toured the country with shows such as Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family, and Spamalot to name a few. Thanks to Ryan for this opportunity!
DARCY BERT (Propsmaster) Darcy has traveled the country as Head Props with National Tours of Peter & The Starcatcher, The Addams Family, Monty Python's Spamalot and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has also worked as an artisan building and designing props for numerous theaters such as The Forestburgh Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Buffalo Theater of Youth, and Bristol Valley Theatre. Darcy received a dual B.A. degree in Theater & Studio Art from the University at Buffalo and is a member of IATSE
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.
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 emphasis in Theatre Production. Previously he has worked at Gateway Playhouse and Riverside 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!
SAMANTHA EYLER (Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Shop Manager) has a BA in Musi-cal 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.
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 Di-rector 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 66th season of continuous operation, and what a season it is! Take a trip around the world and through time with our company as we journey through this exciting selection of shows. We started off your spring right with a warm trip to the South, and lifted a glass with The Dixie Swim Club. Then came to the 1930s in New York City for a true Allenberry tradition, Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath - Allenberry's most beloved farce and the 8th production of it since 1963. We got out our tap shoes, Francis, for Broadway's biggest musical, 42nd Street - back to Allenberry after over 15 years, and celebrated summertime at Allenberry with Rodgers and Hammerstein's finest show in their canon, Oklahoma! Now we will travel on to Jerry Herman's masterpiece, Mame. Come around the world with Auntie Mame for a witty and heartwarming day at the theatre. After that we are going back to the '50s and '60s with The Marvelous Wonderettes so many hits you'll run out of fingers to count them on! And then on to a fall of traditional Allenberry Favorites: Our famous Murder Mystery Weekend, this year A Diva to Die For!, and our original Christmas Show, The Christmas Campaign.
Thank you for joining us for Mame. We know the fall is a busy time for everyone, so we wanted to present something very special. Mame is a remarkable show about the special people in our lives. We all have someone who is an Auntie Mame, a shy Patrick, a goosey Agnes, or a charming Beau. Take the time to celebrate that special person as you take in this masterpiece of Jerry Herman's. Mame is always a treat for those of us who get the pleasure of putting it together, we hope you find it a treat, too. Live, live, live!
All Our Best!
Ryan B. Gibbs
|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 - November 5 - December 21, 2014|
|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|