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

Bah, Humbug! Scrooge’s Christmas Carol

Bah, Humbug!
Scrooge’s Christmas Carol

Written By: Rebecca Ryland
Music & Lyrics By: Bill Francoeur
Published By: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Production Date: December 4-6 & 11-13, 2009
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Nancy Byng
Choreographic Director: Linda Druckrey

Come share the magic of this wonderful musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite Christmas classic! “Bah, Humbug!” Ebenezer sings, dooming himself to visits from three Christmas spirits. With the first ghost, he sees his sister Fanny as they sing “One Last Christmas.” Next, Scrooge is taken to the home of his employee, Bob Cratchit, where Tiny Tim sings “God Bless Us, Everyone.” Finally, Scrooge watches as the entire town celebrates with “He’s Dead and Buried!” Ebenezer’s revelation that “Life Was Meant to Live” brings a heart-warming conclusion to Dickens’ beloved tale.

Original Cast:
Ebenezer Scrooge………………………………………………………………………Bill Wons
Fran…………………………………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey
Bob Cratchit…………………………………………………………………………….Peter Budz
Tiny Tim………………………………………………………………………………Garrett Wons
Belinda…………………………………………………………………………Stephanie Gortarez
Peter / Caroler…………………………………………………………………..Josh Kozlowski
Martha / Caroler………………………………………………………….Kassandra Boehmer
Mary / Caroler……………………………………………………………………..Janet Koehne
Virginia / Caroler…………………………………………………………………Erin Thompson
Jacob Marley………………………………………………………………………….Bill Koehne
Polly Poynter / Tipper……………………………………………………………….Suzie Wons
Winne Winslow / Rachel / Miss Fezziwig………………………………Karen Townsend
Victoria Vasser / Caroline……………………………………………………..Sharon Fischer
Spirit of Christmas Past……………………………………………………..Matthew Stueber
Street Waif / Caroler / Cherub / Young Ebenezer………………………..Kelton Lepak
Spirit of Christmas Present……………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Spirit of Christmas Future……………………………………………………..Jerard Nighorn
Paddy / Ghostly Goblin / Cherub…………………………………………Marissa Glasgow
Lizzie / Fanny / Ghostly Goblin / Cherub……………………………………….Leah Wons
Sal / Ghostly Goblin / Cherub………………………………………………….Simone Safian
Dilly / Ghostly Goblin / Cherub…………………………………………Andrea Shamburek
Dorie / Ghostly Goblin / Cherub / Little Girl…………………………………..Rachel Teal
Street Waif / Caroler / Ghostly Goblin / Cherub…………………………Haley Meunier
Street Waif / Caroler / Ghostly Goblin / Cherub………………………Cortney Meunier
Street Waif / Caroler………………………………………………………………Sophia Wons

OZ!

OZ!

Book By: Tim Kelly
Music & Lyrics By: Bill Francoeur
Published By: Pioneer Drama Services, Inc.
Production Date: March 20-22 & 27-29, 2009
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director / Musical Director / Technical Director: Brandon Byng
Choreographic Directors: Linda Druckrey & Cherran Dea Rasmovicz

The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical. A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers. From there, Baum’s lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz. While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister. This bright musical is charged with a bundle of wonderful songs and thrill after thrill…like the escape from the Fighting Trees and encountering the enchanted poppies. Eventually, Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy defeat the evil witch and her winged monkeys. The great and powerful wizard grants Dorothy’s friends their wishes and of course, helps Dorothy return to Kansas.

Original Cast:
Dorothy……………………………………………………………………..Kassandra Boehmer
Toto……………………………………………………………………………………Katie Kutska
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz / Winged Monkey………………………Leah Wons
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz………………………………………………Rachael Teal
Munchkin / Fighting Tree / Guardian of the Gates………….Cherran Dea Rasmovicz
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz……………………………………………Haley Meunier
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz………………………………………..Cortney Meunier
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz / Winged Monkey………………….Erin Thompson
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz……………………………………..Andrea Shamburek
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz…………………………………………..Caitlin Johnson
Glinda the Good………………………………………………………………………Suzie Wons
Wicked Witch of the West……………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Crow / China Princess / Winged Monkey…………………………………..Janet Koehne
Crow / Poppy / Citizen of Oz / Winged Monkey………………………..Simone Safian
Crow / Fighting Tree / Guardian of the Gates……………………………….Louis Hobbs
Scarecrow…………………………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey

Look Out, Olympus!

Look Out, Olympus!

Written By: Jeffrey Smart
Music & Lyrics By: Scott Keys
Published By: Eldridge Publishing Co.
Production Date: November 3-5, 2006
Location: Morgan Town Hall Theater

Director / Musical Director / Technical Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Nancy Byng
Choreographic Director: Linda Druckrey

Ashley, a freshman sprite, makes her first visit to Mt. Olympus to meet the powerful pantheon of gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece. She is overwhelmed by the way the Great Olympians live and the power that they wield, and wants to grab a little of the glory for herself. She becomes friends with Persephone, the goddess of spring who is running away from her brooding husband, Hades. Together the women set off on an ambitious odyssey to steal Zeus’ lightning bolts, Poseidon’s trident, and Hades’ helmet of invisibility and take over Mt. Olympus! They are pursued by the vengeful goddess, Hera, and eventually learn an important lesson about the balance of power. The up-beat score includes a rousing gospel number, “That’s the Way It Is”; the bluesy “The Gods Don’t Play Fair”; Poseidon’s be-bop surfer song, “Go with the Flow”; and Hades’ haunting ballad, “Gifts Under the Earth.” This musical rocks with mirth, mayhem and myth-adventure!

Original Cast:
Ashley…………………………………………………………………………………….Talor Sohr
Persephone……………………………………………………………………………..Diane Sohr
Zeus…………………………………………………………………………………Scott Ahlswede
Hades…………………………………………………………………………………….Peter Budz
Poseidon…………………………………………………………………………….Brandon Byng
Hera…………………………………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey
Artemis / Selene / Hecate………………………………………………………Arvilla Rusnak
Hestia……………………………………………………………………………….Brenda Kutska
Hermes / Chorus………………………………………………………………..Josh Kozlowski
Olive / Chorus……………………………………………………………..Samantha Markham
Chorus………………………………………………………………………………..Janet Koehne
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