2013 Season

The Odd Couple

By Neil Armstrong | Director Peter Newling

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

Mandy Lay received a Victorian Drama League nomination for Best Actress in a Minor Role and Melissa New won the award for Best Actress in a Minor Role. Stephen Shinkfield took home the award for Best Leading Actor in a Comedy, Matt  Mirams was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy and Peter Newling was nominated for Best Director! We also won an Adjudicators Award for the Revolving Stage!!

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Cast

Felix Stephen Shinkfield

Oscar Evan Mizzi

Speed Matt Mirams

Vinnie Mark Briggs

Murray Tim Long

Roy Roger Poynder

Gwendolyn Mandy Lay

Cecily Melissa New

 

 

 

 

Set Build

Written and Directed by Andy Payne

An original play about a community theatre company preparing for opening night!

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Cast

Brian Ferguson, Director Steve Morris

Peter Joseph, Senior Carpenter Michael Redmond

Josh Thomas, Junior Carpenter Stephen White

Mike, Sound Vince Vaughan

Robin, Lighting Kim Smith

Christopher Richards, Designer, Artistic Projects Chris Churchward

Chatterbox David Barelli

Christina Puffin, President of Brentwood Amateur Dramatic Society Michelle Smith

Lavinia Bottomley, Wardrobe and Fabrics Bernie Kinsella

Sally, Actor Hindi Zarkovic

Susan, Actor Nicole Lockhart

Happy Days

Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams | Book by Gary Marshall

Director Debbie Keyt | Musical Director Rhonda Vaughan | Choreographer Camilla Klesman

Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures television series, Happy Days, A New Musical reintroduces one of America's best loved families, the Cunninghams -- yes, Howard, Marion and Joanie are here too -- to a whole new generation of kids and parents.

The famed drive-in malt shop and number one hangout, Arnold's, is in danger of demolition. So the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. Even Pinky Tuscadero, Fonzie's childhood sweetheart, returns to help and -- lo and behold! -- they rekindle their old flame.

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Cast

Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli Joshua Aiello
Richie Cunningham Jesse Thomas
Marion Cunningham Loretta Richardson
Howard Cunningham Colin Sephton
Joanie Cunningham Aynsley Mitchell
Warren “Potsie” Webber Josh Stavert
Ralph Malph Mark Briggs
Charles “Chachi” Arcola Chris Hunter
Pinky Tuscadero Amy Gridley
Arnold Delvecchio Vince Vaughan
Lori Beth Allen/ Calendar Girl Kate Jackson
Bully/ Leopard Manny Moon/ Myron “Count Malachi/ Elvis Stephen Leeden
Leopard Mac Gates/J umpy Malachi/ James Dean James Dodd
Pinkette Lola/ Car Hop/ Calendar Girl/ Paula Petralunga Brooke Kotsos
Pinkette Tina/ Car Hop/ Calendar Girl/ Joyce James Charlotte Robins
Gloria Green Ann Stavert
Johnnie Joseph Nick Lever

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman | Music & Lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Director & Choreographer Leah Osburn | Musical Director Malcom Huddle

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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Cast

Douglas Panch Stephen Leeden

Rona Peretti Courtney Smyth

Mitch Mohoney Sam Neve

Olive Ostrovski Ashlee Robertson

William Barfee Damien Calvert

Logainne Schwartzand Grubenierre Emma Harris

Leaf Coneybear Chris Hunter

Marcy Park Emily Hall

Chip Tolentino Fraser Mitchell