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The Will Rogers Follies

Directed by Kathleen Clarke-Horrigan
Written by Peter Stone
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green


July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 – 2007

Rogers was the biggest, most popular and highest paid star of every existing medium of his time – stage, screen, radio, newspapers and public appearances. At the heart of his populist philosophy was his most famous statement: “I never met a man I didn’t like.” “The Will Rogers Follies” was the recipient of six Tony Awards in 1991, including Best Musical.


Will Rogers: Keith Hammeran
Betty Blake: Libby Byrum
Ziegfeld’s Favorite: Erin Cohenour
Clem Rogers: Steven Lucas
Wiley Post: Chris Morris
Florenz Ziegfeld: Tim Renshaw
Freddy Rogers: Eli Thomas
James Rogers: Tyler Martin
Mary Rogers: Lucy Armstrong
Will Rogers, Jr.: Madison Bruner
Prompter: Katie Ogle
Cowboys: David Cress, Keenan Harris, Robert W. Kingery, John O’Brien, Daniel Thompson, Tommy Wells
Ziegfeld Girls: Abby Adams, Jessica Adams, Erin Fiandt, Stephanie Gray, Kelsee Hankins, Susie Happersberger, Lindsay Hearn, Laura Jansen, Sarah MacDougall, Kelly Perillo, Kelly Price, Katie Waddles, Karen Woods
Ensemble: Lori Kunzelman, Jenny Ludwig


Producer: Kimberly Watts
Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Vocal Director: Jeremy Brimm
Orchestra Conductor: Matt James
Choreographers: Michelle Martin, Melissa Schott
Scenic Designer: Gale Sturm
Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Costumers: Penny Hall, Curt Pickard
Technical Director: Rob Wesley
Properties Mistress: Carol Kirk
Stage Manager: Dean Reynolds
Assistant Director: Rashida Walker
Assistant Vocal Director: Rory Shivers
Lighting Consultant: Joanne Johnson
Costume Assistant: Cindra Venturella
Publicity Director: Bill Hale

Sweet Charity

Directed byMichael Moyer
Written byNeil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics byDorothy Fields

August 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 – 2007

The Tony Award-nominated musical about taxi-dancer Charity Hope Valentine, who wants to be loved so much, and tries to find true love in New York City. This wonderful musical includes such classic standards as “Hey, Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “I’m a Brass Band.”

About The Director

Michael Moyer made his adult community theatre directing debut last June with A Little Night Music at the Belfry. Prior to that, he directed the Encore Award-winning Young Artist Production of Chess at Footlite last summer. Michael just finished directing The Scarlet Pimpernel, also at The Belfry. He has been one of the Drama Directors at New Palestine High School for the last thirteen years and was the Assistant Director for the Footlite Young Artists shows, Jekyll & Hyde and Les Miserables: The Student Edition. In addition to directing, Michael is an Encore Award-winning actor and was last seen onstage at Footlite as Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods. Prior to that he was Cervantes and Don Quixote in Footlite’s highly-acclaimed production of Man of La Mancha. Other favorite roles include Miles in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (once at Buck Creek and once at Footlite), the Phantom in Maury Yeston’s Phantom, Mr. Andrews in Titanic, and roles in 1776, Kiss Me, Kate, Lizzie Borden: The Musical, Lend Me a Tenor, Noises Off, Big River and Little Mary Sunshine among many others. Michael has been seen professionally at Myers Dinner Theatre, Raleigh’s Dinner Theatre, The Scottish Rite Cathedral, The Bluebird Dinner Theatre and The Indiana Dinner Train. Michael is a graduate of Butler University with a B.A. in Theatre.


Charity Hope Valentine: Christina Humphrey
Oscar Lindquist: Spencer Tew
Helene: Emily Bohannon
Nickie: Miranda Nehring
Vittorio Vidal: Mark Miller
Herman: Colin Van Wye
Carmen: Ella Raymont
Rosie: Abigail Berger
Suzanne: Emily Farrow
Frenchy: Molly Will
Betsy: Caroline Nauth
Hostesses: Alexis Weaver, Lainie Lynch
John S.: Drew Nixon
Ursula March: Emma Davis
Daddy Brubeck: J.R. Pierce
Brubeck’s Assistants: Bryden Basaran, Dayne Gowan
Charlie: Mark Miller
First Passerby: Drew Nixon
First Young Man: Joel Zinn
Second Young Man: Sofia Dollinger
Married Woman: Kelly Kasting
Married Man: Colin Van Wye
Woman with Hat: Blair Godshall
Ice Cream Vendor: Nikki Miller
Second Woman: Amber Nicole Bow
Baseball Player: Bryden Basaran
Girl: Emily Robbins
Man with a Dog: Annalee McGlone
Spanish Young Man: Sophia Taliza
Dirty Old Man: Ben Jones
First Cop: Deandre Jackson
Second Cop: J.R. Pierce
Marvin: Ben Jones
First Male Panhandler: Brett Walker
First Female Panhandler: Jessie Eppelhiemer
Second Male Panhandler: Bryden Basaran
Second Female Panhandler: Lara Dollinger
Doorman: Annalee McGlone
Waiter: Kelley Lubitz
Manfred: Brett Walker
First Woman: Megan Fletcher
Second Woman: Hannah Boswell
Information Booth Girl: Tess Hannon
Voice on Tape: Dayne Gowan
Man Waiting for the Elevator: Ben Jones
Policeman: Deandre Jackson
Barney: Bryden Basaran
Cop: Colin Van Wye
Good Fairy: Abigail Grenda


Producer: Lynne Cory
Director: Michael Moyer
Musical Director: D. Kevin Smith
Choreographer: Laura Breece
Scenic Designer: Michael Moyer
Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Technical Director: Mike Jones
Properties Mistress: Karen Webster
Stage Manager: Karen Webster
Assistant Vocal Director: Joe Stafford
Assistant Stage Manager: Nathan Comstock
Publicity Director: Bill Hale

Children of Eden

Directed by Kathleen Clarke-Horrigan
Written by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

September 21, 22, 28, 29, 30
October 5, 6, 7 – 2007

“Children of Eden” is freely based on the story of Genesis and is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children.


Adam/Japheth: Phil Criswell
Eve/Moma Noah: Claire Wilcher
Father: John Phillips
Abel: Stephen Koch
Cain/Ham: Daniel Robert
Noah: Dustin Podgarski
Seth: Stephen Koch
Yonah: Libby Byrum
Aphra: Kate Lickliter
Aysha: Carrie Neal
Young Cain: Logan Brady
Young Abel: Graham Zima

General Soloists

April Armstrong
Tommy Wells


April Armstrong
Doug Messinger
Carrie Neal
Carol Rodkey
Rick Shinkle


April Armstrong
Chris Barger
Krista Booth
Logan Brady
Paeton Chavis
Katherine Clark
David Cress
Brittany Davis
Lindsay Davis
Betsy Hall
Robert W. Kingery
Grace Koppenhofer
Mandy Kramer
Donovan Long
Drake Long
Michael Long
Michelle Martin
Doug Messinger
Carrie Neal
Kara Oates
Dustin Podgarski
Kelly Price
Michelle Ray
Morgan Ray
Carol Rodkey
Rick Shinkle
Mary Jo Soller
Denise Stockdale
Mark Tumey
Jamaia Wallace
Kimberly Watts
Sarah Wicker
Maggie Williams
J.T. Wood
Adam Wyckoff
Graham Zima


Chris Barger
Krista Booth
Libby Byrum
David Cress
Lindsay Davis
Robert W. Kingery
Mandy Kramer
Kate Lickliter
Michelle Martin
Doug Messinger
Kelly Price
Rick Shinkle
Tommy Wells


Producer: Debbie Noffke
Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Musical Conductor: Larry BoneBright
Choreographer: Christopher Noffke
Scenic Design: R. Brian Noffke
Lighting Design: Ryan Mullins
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Technical Director: Tom Noffke
Property Mistress: Carol Kirk
Assistant Director: Rashida Walker
Dance Captain: Kelly Price
Publicity Director: Bill Hale

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Camilla Upchurch
Written by Joseph Stein
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock

November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 – 2007

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and growing anti-Semitism. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, this musical has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. It’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.


Tevye: Ronnie Katz
Golde: Lori Ecker
Tzeitel: Annie Keris
Hodel: Melissa Ai-Ling Walsh
Chava: Michelle Watsky
Shprintze: Madelyn Koester
Bielke: Kara Oates
Motel: Christopher Noffke
Perchik: Eddie Foggs
Fyedka: David Michael Cress
Yente: Brenda Upchurch
Lazar Wolf: Dorwin Starr
Mordcha: Scott Hainey
The Rabbi: Steve Redman
Mendal: Andy Peck
Avram: Rich Baker
Grandma Tzeitel: Carol Kirk
Fruma-Sarah: Marie Beason
Constable: Dean Reynolds
Sasha: Dave Rosencrans Fiddler: Vince Pratt

Adult Ensemble

Emily Belfus
Gloria Bray
Kim Buckley
Tracy Ditsworth
Danielle Garrett
Jason Heath
Donna Huss
Shauna Keith
Randy Koester
Jan Kreusher
Billy Lafara
Bat-el Miller
Kellen Robinson
Andrew Szykula
Sue Warrick
Deb Weinmann
Kayla Wigginton

Youth Ensemble

Anna Christianson
Kendall Cohen
Kennedy Davis
Henry Jones
Jack Koester
Garrett McKenna
Yasmine Mhedhbi
Drew Nixon
Mary Jo Soller


Producer: Scott Hainey
Director: Camilla Upchurch
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Musical Conductor: Larry BoneBright
Choreographer: Linda Rees
Scenic Designer: Brenda Upchurch
Lighting Design: R. Brian Noffke
Costume Designer: Susan Sanderock
Technical Director: Brenda Upchurch
Property Mistress: Carol Kirk
Hair Design: Mindy Martz
Make Up Design: Dorwin Starr
Dramaturg: Jan Kreuscher
Stage Manager: Amanda Lane
Assistant Director: Rich Baker
Assistant Technical Director: Tom Noffke
Set Builder: Steve Graf
Lighting Control: Carmen Upchurch
Sound Operator: Carmen Upchurch
Spotlight Operator: Jan DeFerbrache
Publicity Director: Bill Hale
Box Office Manager: Bill Hale

You Never Know

Directed by Michael Moyer
Based on the play “Candlelight” by Siegfried Geyer, Karl Farkas and Robert Katscher, as adapted by Rowland Leigh and Paul Lazarus
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

January 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 – 2008

Set in Paris in 1929, the musical’s story takes place one summer evening in Baron Rommer’s elegant penthouse suite at the Hotel Ritz. The baron and his butler switch identities so that the butler can pursue a woman he believes is a lady of much higher class. It turns out that she is actually a maid in the service of Mme. Baltin, a high society figure who has captured the baron’s heart. Her jealous husband and an actress headlining at the Follies Bergere round out the cast of this door slamming farce with wonderful songs and dancing.


Baron Rommer: Bob Penney
Gaston, his butler: Joe Stafford
Herr Baltin: Mike Jones
Mme. Baltin: Ginny Spillman
Maria, her maid: Cathy Tolzmann
Ida, a nightclub singer: Karen Webster


Producer: Lynne Cory
Director: Michael Moyer
Musical Director: Kevin D. Smith
Choreographer: Laura Breece

Jane Eyre

Directed by Brian Noffke
Written by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon and additional lyrics by Caird

March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 – 2008

Jane meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Edward Rochester, an Earl with a dark secret. Having overcome the obstacles brought on by an abusive childhood, the death of a childhood friend and the prejudice inherent in a relationship between two people socially worlds apart, Jane marries Rochester. But before they can ensure their future happiness Jane must come to terms with a dark secret in Rochester’s past. Veteran Footlite director R. Brian Noffke will direct the production.


Jane Eyre: Brenna Campbell
Edward Rochester: Tim Spradlin
Mrs. Fairfax: Kathleen Horrigan
Mr. Brocklehurst/Col. Dent: Bernard Wurger
St. John Rivers: Jeremy Brimm
Blanche Ingram: Farrah Westerfield
Mrs. Reed/Mrs. Dent: Betsy Bullis
Bertha Mason: Molly Godzeski
Grace Poole: Susan Freeman
Miss Scatcherd/Lady Ingram: Julie Dutcher
Marigold/Servant: Karen Webster
Louisa Eshton: Kelly Perillo
Amy Eshton: Kristin Hanlon
Mary Ingram: Katie Drake
Helen Burns: Shari Raper
Lord Ingram: Andrew Reddick
Mr. Eshton/Vicar: Mike Jones
Richard Mason: Dale Cheetham
Robert the butler: Nils Nordell
Young Jane Eyre: Maggie Williams
Adele: Claire Cassidy
John Reed: Kurt Green


Kara Oates
Molly Oates
Bayley Godzeski
Carly Butz
Lauren Butz
Lauren Raker
Amanda Wenz
Teresa Schrader
Paige Ferise
Yasmine Mhedhbi
Georgie Baker
Gabrielle Baker
Danielle Colucci
Tess Hannon
Amanda Kennedy
Allie Wineland
Abbie Wineland
Hannah Boswell
Emma Wenninger
Anne Green
Madeline Coffey
Maggie Venturella


Elena Marr
Shari Raper
Gabbi Baker
Karen Webster
Hannah Boswell
Amanda Kennedy
Tess Hannon
Danielle Colucci

The Narrators

Farrah Westerfield
Betsy Bullis
Julie Dutcher
Katie Drake
Kelly Perillo
Kristin Hanlon
Shari Raper
Jeremy Brimm
Josh French
Dale Cheetham
Andrew Reddick
C. Keith Leavell
Mike Jones


Producer: Debbie Noffke
Assistant Producer: Jan Van Paris
Director/Designer: Brian Noffke
Vocal Directors: John Phillips/Deb Farmer
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Choreographer: Elena Marr
Technical Director: Tom Noffke
Music Director: Deb Farmer
Properties: Carol Kirk
Stage Manager: Amanda Lane
Assistant Director: Maria Matters

South Pacific

Directed by Bill Hale
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan and adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales Of The South Pacific” by James Michener
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers

May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 – 2008

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.


Ensign Nellie Forbush: Amy Douglas
Emile de Becque: Rick Purvis
Ngana, his daughter: Kara Oates
Jerome, his son: Teresa Quinto
Henrietta, his native servant: Krystal Jones
Bloody Mary: Agnes Shelton
Liat, her daughter: Bethany Arrington
Luther Billis: R. Brian Noffke
Stewpot (Carpenter’s Mate Second Class George Watts): Tristan Ross
Professor: Tom Abeel
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.: Andrew Reddick
Captain George Brackett, U.S.N.: Steve Demuth
Commander William Harbison, U.S.N.: Robert Penney
Lt. Buzz Adams: William Andrews
Lt. Genevieve Marshall: Deb Weinmann
Ensign Lisa Manelli: Jennifer Berkemeier
Ensign Connie Walewska: Joli Heavin
Ensign Janet McGregor: Shari Raper
Ensign Pamela Whitmore: Kelly Perillo
Ensign Rita Adams: Blair Godshall
Ensign Sue Yaeger: Cheri Whitney
Ensign Betty Pitt: Krystal Jones
Ensign Cora MacRae: Gloria Bray
Ensign Dinah Murphy: Caroline Nauth
Sailors and Marines: Josh Breece, Jacob Cole, Robert Penney, Mark Jackson, Walker Ruby


Producer: Debbie Noffke
Director: Bill Hale
Musical Director: Kevin D. Smith
Choreographer: Kelly Price
Scenic Design: R. Brian Noffke
Lighting Design: R. Brian Noffke
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Technical Director: Tom Noffke
Property Master/Mistress: Carol Kirk