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The Saga of the Prospector’s Daughter 10 Year Anniversary Edition

The Saga of the Prospector’s Daughter or She Was Only a Miner’s Minor
10 Year Anniversary Edition

Written By: Pat Cook
Published By: Eldridge Publishing Co.
Production Date: August 9-11 & 16-18, 2013
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Debra Jolly
Stage Manager: Tanya Brehmer

Here’s a hilarious melodrama spoof whose oddball characters seemingly ad lib their way through the wildest plot ever to come down the pike. Lovely, innocent Constance Purdy is about to lose her home to that villain-about-town, Wiley Schlink. Will hero Monroe Mannerly ride to the rescue in time? Will her long-lost prospector father show up and save the day? These questions aren’t really answered because we’re laughing too hard at the sheriff who has a mortgage on her own jail, a medicine man who ends up in a dress, and a saloon-smashing suffragette whose ax works great on cuticles. Add a piano player with an attitude and a grizzly old prospector/narrator who’d like a different ending to the play, and you get some idea of folks who populate this fool’s gold rush town. Great fun to watch and to perform, especially when the actors are caught napping and playing cards as Act II opens.

Original Cast:
Gabby……………………………………………………………………………………Early Fuller
Constance Purdy…………………………………………………………………….Karen Fuller
Wiley Schlink………………………………………………………………………Brandon Byng
Monroe Mannerly…………………………………………………………………James Sopata
Indian………………………………………………………………………………Preston Pelegrin
Sheriff Hilda…………………………………………………………………………Elizabeth Jolly
J. Barnaby Custard…………………………………………………………………..Bill Koehne
Freddie………………………………………………………………………..David Woosencraft
Catastrophe Kate………………………………………………………………..Ashley Keuken
Mary Carnation………………………………………………………………………..Faith Fuller
Elmira Plankton……………………………………………………………………Haley Meunier
Miss Clydesdale…………………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey
Waitress………………………………………………………………………….Cortney Meunier
Judge / Townsperson………………………………………………………….Michael Brunner
Piano Player……………………………………………………………………..Rachel Casleton
Townsperson……………………………………………………………………Elizabeth Sopata
Townsperson…………………………………………………………………………Katlyn Nohr

Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic & Old Lace

Written by, Joseph Kesselring
Production Date: August 10-12 & 17-19, 2012
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Debra Jolly

The play is a farcical dark comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide”; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

Original Cast:
Abby Brewster……………………………………………………………………….Karen Fuller
The Rev. Dr. Harper / Mr. Gibbs / Mr. Witherspoon………………………Bill Koehne
Teddy Brewster……………………………………………………………………….Early Fuller
Officer Brophy………………………………………………………………….Conner Suddick
Officer Klein…………………………………………………………………David Woosencraft
Martha Brewster…………………………………………………………………Sharon Fischer
Elaine Harper………………………………………………………………………Megan Sopata
Mortimer Brewster……………………………………………………………………..Bill Wons
Jonathan Brewster………………………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Dr. Einstein……………………………………………………………………….Preston Pelegrin
Officer O’Hara……………………………………………………………………..James Sopata
Lieutenant Rooney……………………………………………………………….Jerah Doxtator

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Book by HOWARD ASHMAN
Music by ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMEN
Based on the Film by ROGER CORMAN, Screenplay by CHARLES GRIFFITH

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ™
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Production Date: March 23-25 & March 30-April 1, 2012
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director / Choreography: Debra Jolly
Stage Manager: Tanya Brehmer
Assistant Stage Manager: Christine Lasee

A down and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

Original Cast:
Seymour Krelborn……………………………………………………….Adam Landenberger
Audrey……………………………………………………………………………………Ali Carlson
Mr. Mushnik……………………………………………………………………….Brandon Byng
Crystal……………………………………………………………………………………Faith Fuller
Ronette………………………………………………………………………..Brooke Friederichs
Chiffon………………………………………………………………………………….Karen Fuller
Orin Scrivello, DDS…………………………………………………………….Maxwell Finger
Audrey II (Voice)……………………………………………………………………..David Jolly
Ensemble…………………………………………………………………………Michael Brunner
Early Fuller
Sahara Homan
Mackenzie Marquardt
Puppeteers…………………………………………………………………………Christine

Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Original Broadway production by Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Frederic H. Mayerson, Jujamcyn Theaters
Originally produced by the Old Globe Theater, San Diego, Ca.

INTO THE WOODS ™
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Production Date: March 23-25 & March 30-April 1, 2012
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Choreographic Director: Debra Jolly
Choral Director: Scott Hunsberger

When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy, becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into The Woods is a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic.

Original Cast:
NARRATOR………………………………………………………………………….Bill Koehne
CINDERELLA……………………………………………………………………Megan Sopata
JACK……………………………………………………………………………….Jerah Doxtator
JACK’S MOTHER………………………………………………………………Shellie Virtues
THE BAKER………………………………………………………………………Brandon Byng
THE BAKER’S WIFE…………………………………………………………….Karen Fuller
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER……………………………………….Michaela Kaiser
FLORINDA………………………………………………………………………..Simone Safian
LUCINDA……………………………………………………………………………..Faith Fuller
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD…………………………………………………..Leah Wons
THE WITCH…………………………………………………………………………..Ali Carlson
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER………………………………………………….Shellie Virtues
MYSTERIOUS MAN……………………………………………………………..Bill Koehne
WOLF………………………………………………………………………………….Billy Kuchta
GRANNY………………………………………………………………………..Linda Druckrey
RAPUNZEL………………………………………………………………………Haley Fournier
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE……………………………………………….Matthew Courchane
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE………………………………………………………Billy Kuchta
THE STEWARD……………………………………………………………………..Early Fuller
GIANT…………………………………………………………………………….Linda Druckrey
SNOW WHITE…………………………………………………………………..Whitney Fuller
SLEEPING BEAUTY……………………………………………………..Brooke Anderson
CHORUS……………………………………………………………………….Cortney Meunier
Haley Meunier
Whitney Fuller

Seussical The Musical

Seussical The Musical

Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY, and ERIC IDLE
Based on the Works of DR. SEUSS

SEUSSICAL ™
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Production Date: December 9-11 & 16-18, 2011
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Linda Druckrey
Choreographic Director: Debra Jolly
Choral Director: Scott Hunsberger

“Seussical” is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least fifteen of his books. The show follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! On this tiny planet live a tiny race of creatures known as Whos. Although ridiculed by the other animals in the Jungle of Nool for believing in something he cannot see, Horton stubbornly persists in his belief that the Whos exist. Traveling everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott’s Pool, some of the characters fall in love, some have desperate adventures and some even save the world. Characters include Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and the Whos of Whoville.

Original Cast:
THE CAT IN THE HAT………………………………………………………Jerah Doxtator
JOJO………………………………………………………………………..Matthew Courchaine
HORTON THE ELEPHANT…………………………………………………Brandon Byng
GERTRUDE McFUZZ……………………………………………………………..Ali Carlson
SOUR KANGAROO………………………………………………………………Suzie Wons
MAYZIE LA BIRD…………………………………………………………..Mesha Doxtator
THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS……………………………………………..Bill Wons
Preston Pelegrin
Peter Budz
THE BIRD GIRLS………………………………………………………………..Janet Koehne
Simone Safian
Faith Fuller
Stephanie Gortarez
MR. MAYOR…………………………………………………………………………Bill Koehne
MRS. MAYOR…………………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey
GENERAL GENGUS KHAN SCHMITZ………………………………Jerard Nighorn
JUNGLE CREATURES……………………………………………………..Matthew Martin
Karen Fuller
Anne Martin
Alyssa Huckaby
Sofia Wons
THE WHOS…………………………………………………………………………..Alex Runge
Kay Runge
Regina Grabracht
Early Fuller
Whitney Fuller
Haley Fournier
Rylee Krumrei
Leah Wons
Kelton Lepak
Jennifer Longsine
CADETS…………………………………………………………………………Matthew Martin
Alex Runge
Haley Fournier
Rylee Krumrei
Kelton Lepak
HUNCHES…………………………………………………………………………..Karen Fuller
Anne Martin
Kay Runge
Early Fuller
FISH……………………………………………………………………………….Matthew Martin
Anne Martin
Alyssa Huckaby
Whitney Fuller
Jennifer Longsine
YERTLE THE TURTLE………………………………………………………….Karen Fuller
THE GRINCH………………………………………………………………………..Early Fuller
THING 1……………………………………………………………………………….Leah Wons
THING 2……………………………………………………………………….Regina Grabracht
VLAD VLADIKOFF……………………………………………………………….Alex Runge
ELEPHANT BIRD…………………………………………………………………..Abby Budz

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

Written by, Ernest Thompson
Production Date: August 12-14 & 19-21, 2011
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Debra Jolly
Stage Manager: Faith Fuller

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory-but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiance, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness-and slang-in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

Original Cast:
Norman Thayer, Jr…………………………………………………………………..Bill Koehne
Ethel Thayer………………………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey
Charlie Martin………………………………………………………………………….Early Fuller
Chelsea Thayer Wayne…………………………………………………………….Karen Fuller
Billy Ray…………………………………………………………………………..Preston Pelegrin
Bill Ray………………………………………………………………………………Brandon Byng

The Truth About Cinderella

The Truth About Cinderella

Music by, Charles Strouse
Lyrics by, David Rogers
Book by, June Walker Rogers
Production Date: March 18-20 & 25-27, 2011
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Linda Druckrey
Choreographic Director: Debra Jolly

Poor Cinderella? Not this time! It’s poor father, stepmother and stepsisters, who desperately try to drag Cinderella away from her beloved brooms and brushes to the ball! Two godmothers, Dame Prudence & Dame Wiley! Prudence tells Cinderella the truth that she must shape up and stop making herself and everyone else miserable. Wiley gives advice on how to make everyone even more miserable! One royal family, the king, determined to marry off his son; the queen, determined not to. The prince, who says nothing. It’s all upside down and all laughs. True to tradition, Cinderella wins her prince but there is an interesting switch. This family-friendly musical is sure to please all ages!

Original Cast:
Herald……………………………………………………………………….Matthew Courchaine
Prince……………………………………………………………………………………….Bill Wons
Cinderella……………………………………………………………………………….Suzie Wons
Stenographer / Chorus………………………………………………………….Evy O’Harrow
King………………………………………………………………………………………Bill Koehne
Queen………………………………………………………………………………………Gail Irwin
Humpleby……………………………………………………………………………Simone Safian
Scully……………………………………………………………………………………..Faith Fuller
Lady Laughingtower (Lily)……………………………………………………Linda Druckrey
Diana……………………………………………………………………………………..Leah Wons
Pamela………………………………………………………………………………Erin Thompson
Sir James…………………………………………………………………………..Steve Druckrey
Dame Prudence……………………………………………………………….Stephanie Sheedy
Dame Wiley………………………………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Lady Southport…………………………………………………………………..Kris Thompson
Millicent / Chorus……………………………………………………………..Cortney Meunier
Lord Scone……………………………………………………………………………..Early Fuller
Lady Scone……………………………………………………………………………Karen Fuller
Caroline / Chorus…………………………………………………………………Whitney Fuller
Greg………………………………………………………………………………..Josh Kozlowski
Dr. Heath…………………………………………………………………………..Jerard Nighorn
Hugh Fitzhugh……………………………………………………………………Conner Suddick
Chorus………………………………………………………………………….Madeline Knutson
Rylee Krumrei
Jennifer Longsine
Haley Meunier
Coach Driver………………………………………………………………………..Sophia Wons
Footman………………………………………………………………………………Garrett Wons

Nutcracker The Musical

Nutcracker The Musical

Book and lyrics by: Debbie Meyer
Music arranged and scored by: Wayne Larrivey
Production Date: December 3-5 & 10-12, 2010
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Linda Druckrey
Choreographic Director: Debra Jolly
Piano Accompanist: Diane Nichols

When Marie’s godfather gives her a toy nutcracker for Christmas, she puts it under the Christmas tree just as a mouse scampers by. As we watch, the Nutcracker grows to life-size as a handsome soldier; the mouse grows into a man-size Mouse King, and Marie is transported to the Land of the Sugarplum Fairies, where duels are fought and romance blossoms.

Original Cast:
Silvi………………………………………………………………………………………Karen Fuller
Marie……………………………………………………………………………………..Faith Fuller
Fritz / Soldier 1…………………………………………………………………….Kelton Lepak
Clara / Mouse…………………………………………………………………….Caitlin Johnson
Nanny May………………………………………………………………………..Sharon Fischer
Mother…………………………………………………………………………..Stephanie Sheedy
Father………………………………………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Grandmother……………………………………………………………………..Linda Druckrey
Martha / Princess Pirlipat / Fairy………………………………………………….Leah Wons
Emma / Soldier………………………………………………………………….Elizabeth Donart
Anna / Peasant Girl 1 / Soldier……………………………………………….Erin Thompson
Andrew / Soldier 2………………………………………………………………..Garrett Wons
Joseph / Sergeant-at-Arms…………………………………………………………Alex Runge
Roberta / Snow Angel / Mouse………………………………………………Haley Meunier
Rosamond / Soldier………………………………………………………………Lily Morrissey
Jacob / Soldier 3……………………………………………………………………..Matt Martin
Jenny / Snow Angel / Fairy…………………………………………………Cortney Meunier
Godfather Dosselmier……………………………………………………………….Bill Koehne
Nutcracker / Prince Nathan………………………………………………………..Peter Budz
Mouse King……………………………………………………………………….Jerard Nighorn
Sugar Plum Fairy………………………………………………………………………..Gail Irwin
Chorus / Peasant Girl 2…………………………………………………………Evy O’Harrow
Chorus / King………………………………………………………………………….Early Fuller
Chorus / Queen………………………………………………………………………Anne Martin
Chorus / Lady-In-Waiting………………………………………………….Karen Townsend
Chorus / Exterminator………………………………………………………………….Bill Wons
Chorus…………………………………………………………………………………..Suzie Wons
Snow Angel / Flower……………………………………………………………..Sophia Wons
Snow Angel / Mouse…………………………………………………………….Whitney Fuller
Snow Angel / Mouse………………………………………………………….Alyssa Huckaby
Snow Angel / Mouse…………………………………………………………….Annalise Cisar
Snow Angel / Mouse………………………………………………………..Gwenyth Williams
Snow Angel / Mouse………………………………………………………………..Grace Cisar

Arthur and Guinevere

Arthur and Guinevere

Written By: Steven Fogell
Published By: Eldridge Publishing Co.
Production Date: July 30-August 1 & August 6-8, 2010
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Jolly

The magic of Merlin can’t last forever, but with the help of the fairy Nimue, Merlin is soon transported back in time to remember the young boy Arthur, who was scared to become a knight; the young girl Guinevere, who was bored as a royal princess; and the young peasant girl Elyzabel, who dreamed of life in the King’s castle. These three meet in the enchanted forest and their fates are suddenly changed by the evil magic of Mordrid and his twin sister Morgana. In this charming tale you soon find out what happens when you get the wish you wish for and how it may not always bring the happiest of results. An enchanted owl and an evil raven are included on this journey of time and love. This delightful tale is full of Arthurian legend and magic, guaranteed to bring enchantment to all.

Original Cast:
Merlin……………………………………………………………………………………Bill Koehne
Pellinore / Archimedes…………………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Morgana……………………………………………………………………………Erin Thompson
Mordrid……………………………………………………………………………Josh Kozlowski
Nimue / Clive / Root……………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey
Ban……………………………………………………………………………………Simone Safian
Flauge / Igraine………………………………………………………………….Elizabeth Donart
Desdemona……………………………………………………………………..Karen Townsend
Lady Guinevere…………………………………………………………………….Janet Koehne
Lady Lucille………………………………………………………………………Elizabeth Suarez
Lady Rochelle…………………………………………………………………….Caitlin Johnson
Lady Sabine / Garetta……………………………………………………………….Devon Gille
Lady Penelope………………………………………………………………Andrea Shamburek
Kailoken / Matilda………………………………………………………………..Amber Baeten
Claudette……………………………………………………………………………..Kristal Ellison
Nadine……………………………………………………………………………………Kay Runge
Arthur………………………………………………………………………………….Ryan Spaude
Lancelot………………………………………………………………………………Kelton Lepak
Gand…………………………………………………………………………………….Alex Fischer
Valmont………………………………………………………………………………Miguel Suarez
Baldolf……………………………………………………………………………………Alex Runge
Drudwyn…………………………………………………………………………….Rylee Krumrei
Marrok……………………………………………………………………………..Jerard Nighorn
Miranda……………………………………………………………………………..Lily Morrissey
Raylenda……………………………………………………………………………Sharon Fischer
Elyzabel…………………………………………………………………………….Steph Gortarez
Fiona…………………………………………………………………………………..Katie Spaude
Ewan………………………………………………………………………………..Nick Anderson

CLUE: The Musical

CLUE: The Musical

Book by: Peter DePietro
Music by: Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci
Lyrics by: Tom Chiodo
Published By: Samuel French
Production Date: March 19-21 & 26-28, 2010
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Clue and Parker Brothers are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Director: Brandon Byng
Choreographic Director: Linda Druckrey

CLUE is a musical comedy based on the Parker Brothers’ Board Game. The internationally popular game is now a fun filled musical which brings the world’s best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.

Original Cast:
Mr. Boddy……………………………………………………………………………..Bill Koehne
Mrs. Peacock…………………………………………………………………….Linda Druckrey
Professor Plum…………………………………………………………………….Brandon Byng
Miss Scarlett…………………………………………………………………………..Suzie Wons
Colonel Mustard………………………………………………………………….Jerard Nighorn
Mrs. White…………………………………………………………………………Sharon Fischer
Mr. Green…………………………………………………………………………………Bill Wons
Detective……………………………………………………………………………Merissa Martin
Piano Player………………………………………………………………………..Amber Baeten