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The Wedding Singer

Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin

July 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 – 2009

It’s 1985 and Robbie Heart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer and the life of the party, until he’s left at the altar. But, that all changes when he meets Julia, who unfortunately for Robbie, is about to be married. The girl of his dreams will be gone forever unless he can pull off the performance of a decade.

The Wedding Singer is Footlite Musicals’ Young Adults Production, featuring performers ages 18 to 25. Open auditions are held in May for interested performers. Participants must be high school graduates in 2009. Kathleen Horrigan will direct this production.

Recent Young Adults Productions have included Once On This Island, The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose, The Secret Garden, Seussical and Ragtime.


Robbie Hart: Danny Kingston
Sammy: Brad Root
George: Damon Clevenger
Julia Sullivan: Melinda Meurer
Holly: Jayne Dobrowolski
Glen Guglia: David Barnhouse
Linda: Emma Davis
Angie: Dana Cargidi
Rosie: Karen Mayo


Matthew Altman
Bradley Ash
Tara Carson
Jordan Clark
Alexa Dorris
Heather Draves
William Eters
Ellen Fredbeck
Ervin K. Gainer Jr.
Brandon Glenn
Lamont Hendrix
Stephanie Jabre
De’Andre Jackson
Meridith Keller
Stephen Koch
Lori Kunzelman
Charlie Lind
Pietre Nordell
Alex Oberheide
Tara Roberds
Alex Smith
Tim Thompson


Producer: Rich Baker
Assistant Producer: Kelly Perillo
Director: Kathleen Horrigan
Tech Director: Niles Clark
Stage Manager: Michael Long
Scenic Design: Ed Trout
Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Sound Designer: Zach Rosing
Vocal Director: David Barnhouse
Orchestra Conductor: Gus Sterneman
Choreographer: Christopher Noffke
Costume Designer: Curt Pickard
Props Mistress: Becky Sinkovic

Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang

August 14, 15, 6, 20, 21, 22, 23 – 2009

Aida, a Nubian princess, is captured by the Egyptian Captain, Radames, and forced into slavery. Radames, captivated by Aida, presents her as a handmaiden to the Princess Amneris, his future bride. Aida becomes torn between her friendship with Amneris, her undeniable passion for Radames and her steadfast loyalty to her people.

AIDA is Footlite Musicals’ Young Artists Production, featuring performers ages 13 to 18 and 2009 high school graduates. Ed Trout will direct this production.

Recent Young Artist Shows have included Once Upon A Mattress, Sweet Charity, Grand Hotel, Chess, Jekyll And Hyde and Les Miserables.


Aida: Tiara Watkins
Amneris: Ellen Turner
Radames: Malcolm Herbert
Amonasro: Quinn Barney
Mereb: Andre Snowden
Nehbka: Ambria Carpenter
Pharaoh: Tommy Spears
Zoser: Josh Vander Missen


Yasmin Abdelhak
Paeton Chavis
Grant Conrad
Kelsey Coram
Vincent Demyar
Surina Gangwani
Danielle Garrett
Thomas Graham
Tess Hannon
Rebeccah Hunter
Keggie Kendall
Jerry Lancaster
Laura Miller
Elizabeth Mitchell
Robby Ross
Arianna Russell
Austin Russell
Sarah Schultz
Pearl Scott
Patricia Spears
D. Vance
Sayquan Vance
Riley Weber
Ervin Webster
J.T. Wood
Morgan Wood


Director: Ed Trout
Asst Director: Katie Berndt
Music and Vocal Director: Amy Reynolds
Choreographer: Noel Outland
Asst Choreographer: Michael Davis
Costumer: Linda Rowand
Stage Manager: Denise Stockdale
Executive Producer: Susan Smith
Producers: Lucy Hunter, Lynne Payne & Priscilla Dearmin-Turner

My Fair Lady

Music by Frederick Lowe
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture “Pygmalion”

September 18, 19, 25, 26, 27
October 2, 3, 4 – 2009

Professor Henry Higgins bets Colonel Pickering that he can transform the unrefined Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a lady and fool everyone into thinking she really is one. He succeeds and the young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford-Hill falls madly in love with her. When Higgins takes the credit for Eliza’s success, she becomes angry and leaves him for Freddy. At that point, Higgins realizes his feelings for Eliza.


Professor Henry Higgins: Roger Schmelzer
Eliza Doolittle: Emily Rose
Alfred P. Doolittle: Mark Fishback
Col. Pickering: Bernard Wurger
Mrs. Pearce: Peg Arbuckle
Mrs. Higgins: Adrienne Reiswerg
Freddy Eynsford-Hill: Trevor Fanning
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: Julie LeHunt
Clara Eynsford-Hill: Becky Whitcomb
Buskers: Caroline Nauth, Jay Hemphill
Jamie/3rd Cockney/Hoxton Man: John Hayes
Harry/4th Cockney/Another Bystander: Jeremy James
Bystander/2nd Cockney: Andrew Gault
Selsey Man/1st Cockney: James Hildreth
Higgins’ Butler: Sam Harper
Lord Boxington: Steve Demouth
Lady Boxington: Serita Borgeas
Constable/Zoltan Karpathy: Jonathan Evans
Mrs. Higgins’ Maid: Maura Giles
George: The Bartender: Steve Demouth
Servant 1: Elizabeth Hofmann
Servant 2: Merideth Sickmeier


Jay Hemphill
Robert Hofmann
Brad Lowe
Jake Rura
Jonathan Evens
Sam Harper
Steve Demouth
Ragen Sanner
Elizabeth Adams
Becky Whitcomb
Katherine Clarke
Claire Albert
Betsy Hall
Holly Baginski
Elizabeth Mitchell
Merideth Sickmeier
Elizabeth Hofmann
Sydney Cabell
Maura Giles
Jade Howard
Sue Warrick
Gloria Bray
Emily Belfus
Serita Borgeas
John Hayes
Jeremy James
Caroline Nauth


Director/Designer: R. Brian Noffke
Producer: Debbie Noffke
Vocal Director: John Sparkman
Choreographer: Caroline Nauth
Music Director: Deb Farmer
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Asst. Director: Maria Matters
Stage Manager: Amanda Lane
Asst. Stage Manager: Mary Byrd
Reh. Pianist: Linda Terrel
Props Mistress: Carol Kirk
Make-up Design: Marla-Dee Lawless
Master Carpenter: Tom Noffke
Production Assistant: Jan Van Paris

Peter Pan

Book by James M. Barrie, based on his play of the same name
Music by Mark Charlap and Jule Styne
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

November 20, 21, 27, 28, 29
December 4, 5, 6 – 2009

Peter Pan is a mischievous little boy who refuses to grow up. He spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as leader of his gang, the Lost Boys. The show begins when Peter teaches Wendy and her brothers how to fly and invites them to come with him to Never-Never-Land. Peter Pan, one the world’s most celebrated musicals, is a great family show and the perfect way to kick off the Holiday season.

Camilla Upchurch will direct Footlite’s second production of Peter Pan.


Wendy: Melissa Ai-ling Walsh
John: Julian Ramos
Michael: Jack Koester
Nana: Alyjah Duff
Mrs. Darling: Jessica Bartley
Mr. Darling: Trevor Fanning
Peter Pan: Colin Smith
Captain Hook: Matt Patterson
Smee: Bob Harbin
Tiger Lily: Caroline Nauth
Panther: Ervin K. Gainer, Jr.
Noodles: Dave Rosencrans
Jane: Maddy Koester

The Lost Boys

Anthony Boler
Adam Decker
Kurt Green
Jake Hampton
Ethan Holder
Evan McCullough
Joseph Mervis
Elliot Waples

The Krewe of The Jolly Roger

Jake DeWitt
Daniel Draves
Jason Heath
Bob Jessen
Randy Koester
Elliot Nester
Roy Parpart
Ben Thomas
Rob Wesley
Cito Wyatt

Sirens of Neptune

Laura Manitta
Maria Manitta

Tiger Lily’s Warrior Tribe

Matthew Altman
Matt Anderson
Zach Decker
Alyjah Duff
David Mendoza
Matt Rohrer

Warrior Maidens
Claire Cassidy
Brandi Michelle Collins
Heather Draves
Chelsea Pierce
Ilissa Rassner
Kumari Ratnayake
Amelia Smith

Warrior Princesses
Lauren E. Graves
Ariana Katz
Maddy Koester
Gwendolyn Stout

Jerry’s Girls

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento and Jerry Herman

January 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24- 2010

This musical revue features an all-female cast recreating moments from composer-lyricist Jerry Herman’s impressive list of hits, including Hello, Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World, Milk and Honey and La Cage aux Folles. Jerry’s Girls is Footlite Musicals’ annual cabaret production performed in an intimate setting where the audience joins the cast on-stage in our “cabaret” theater.

Kevin D. Smith will direct Footlite’s production of Jerry’s Girls.


Chelsea Alexander
Gloria Bray
Denise Fort
Susie Harloff
Kelsee Hankins
Paige Scott
Cathy Tolzmann
Deb Weinmann
Jodi Wingler


Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs

March 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 – 2010

It’s the farmer vs. the cowboy and a classic story of true love in the Oklahoma territory of the early 1900’s. Curly has trouble admitting his feelings to Laurey, as does she. Will Parker finds his girlfriend, Ado Annie, just can’t seem to say “No” to other men. Despite the interference of a brooding farm hand and a roaming peddler, all ends happily as both couples tie the knot and make a new life together in a brand-new state, Oklahoma!

Eric Karwisch will direct Footlite’s fourth production of Oklahoma!


Curly McLain: Dane Rogers
Laurey Williams: Noelle Steele
Aunt Eller: Christy Walker
Ado Annie Carnes: Jessica Bartley
Will Parker: Jay Hemphill
Jud Fry: Chris Meek
Ali Hakim: John Hayes
Andrew Carnes: Joe Stafford
Ike Skidmore: Mike Jones
Cord Elam: Tom Bartley
Gertie Cummings: Trisha Smith

Two Young Ladies

Savanna Jilg
Allie Watson

Ladies’ Ensemble

Amy Douglas
Jenalee Fortner
Katie Harry
Ragen Sanner

Men’s Ensemble

Matthew Altman
Russell Eldridge
Ervin Gainer
James Hildreth
DeAndre Jackson
Bryan Padgett


Director: Eric Karwisch
Producer: Rich Baker
Music/Vocal Director: Kevin Smith
Choreographers: Teresa Diehl, Jay Emrich, Elena Marr & Kathy Rucker
Assistant Director: Bobbi Bates
Set Design: Ed Trout
Lighting Design: Eric Karwisch
Costume Coordinator: Bobbi Bates
Technical Director: Mike Jones
Properties: Carol Kirk

Oliver! (50th Anniversary)

Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist”

May 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 – 2010

Oliver is a young orphan in a large workhouse who draws a great deal of attention to himself when he asks for more at the dinner table. No one likes a greedy orphan, so Oliver finds himself sold to an undertaker. He runs away, and is taken in by a group of pickpockets who try to teach the innocent boy to be a thief. Eventually he escapes from the clutches of the crime ring and finds love, happiness, and a home.

Ellie Sellars will direct Footlite’s fourth production of Oliver!


Oliver Twist: Noah Mccullough
Fagin: Bill Hale
The Artful Dodger: Matt Conwell
Bill Sikes: Shannon Wise
Nancy: Kate Bridal
Bet: Lauren Raker
Mr. Bumble: John Phillips
Widow Corney: Paige Scott
Mr. Brownlow: Bernard Wurger
Mr. Sowerberry: Nils Nordell
Mrs. Sowerberry: Cheryl Fesmire
Mary Sowerberry: Gwendolyn Stout
Charlotte: Emmi Malcolmson
Noah Claypoole: Josh Breece
Dr. Grimwig: Malcolm Malcolmson
Mrs. Bedwin: Denise Fort
Old Sally: Joan Rapkin
Charley Bates: Joey Mervis

Workhouse Children

Emmi Malcolmson
Madelynne Hunter
Kelsen Bartley
Graysen Montel
Madeleine Rogers
Morgan Roof
Katharine Ruegger
Carly Ringlespaugh
Madison Moll
Ruthie Snyder
Noah Huber
Jake Hampton
Thomas Whitcomb

Elijah Bush
Nolan Oakes
Joshua Peduto
Ethan Holder
Tyson Harloff
Katie Hahn
Anne Miller
Keeley Miller
Sydney Miller
Molly Oates
Cameron Brown
Alyjah Duff

Fagin’s Gang

Jordan Wood
Noah Huber
Jake Hampton
Elijah Bush
Jonah Harry
Nolan Oakes
Joshua Peduto
Ethan Holder
Tyson Harloff

Katie Hahn
Anne Miller
Keeley Miller
Sydney Miller
Bethany Ulrey
Jessica Ulrey
Molly Oates
Cameron Brown
Alyjah Duff

Tavern Girls

Meghan Garriott
Rylee Hubbard
Khyla Shepherd
Amanda Wenz
Cybele Carrigan


Emily Buysee
Susie Harloff
Todd Holder
Kim Buckley
Michael Davis
Douglass Krantz
Lauren Worth
Sydney Cabell
Betsy Hall

Nathan Bogan
Malcolm Malcolmson
Shauna Keith
Chris Brown
Joan Rapkin
Scott Brown
Donna Light
Austin Light


Artful Dodger: Jordan Wood
Oliver: Noah Oates


Director: Ellie Sellars
Producer: Harold Greenberg
Assistant Director: Maria Matters
Vocal Director: Brenda Campbell
Musical Conductor: Laura Cones
Costume Designer: Curt Pickard