The Pajama Game

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
Based on the novel “7 1/2 cents” by Richard Bissell
Directed by Michael Kamtman
Music Direction by Garrett Saake
Choreography by Karla Coghill
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About The Show:
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 1/2 cent pay increase. This Tony award-winning musical features plenty of fun and splashy production numbers. This show is a glowing example of the best in classic musical comedy.

Dates

June 19-20 – 8:00pm
June 21 – 2:00pm
June 25-27- 8:00pm
June 28 – 2:00pm

Location

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Directions

Tickets

Tickets are available at the door only.
Adult – $18
Student/Senior (60+) – $16
Children (12 and under) – $10
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

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MICHAEL KAMTMAN has had a long association with KLT that dates back to 1995 when he directed The Sound of Music. Since then he has also directed South Pacific, The Secret Garden, and Inherit the Wind for KLT.  Michael has been a Triad director, actor, and teacher since 1988.  He has directed over 75 productions in the Triad, including 10 operas.  In the spring of 2013, Michael played Charles Dickens in the world premiere of A Perfect Likeness with The Paper Lantern Theatre.  In the summer of 2013 he played Lucky in Waiting for Godot with the High Point University Extension Project.   He spent 15 seasons as an actor/fight choreographer with the N.C. Shakespeare Festival where he performed in over 50 productions. Michael has an MFA in Directing from UNC-Greensboro, a MA from the University of Connecticut, and a BA from Bucknell University.  He teaches or has taught at Greensboro College, Davidson College, UNC – Greensboro, Salem College, High Point University, and Wake Forest University.

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Our Cast:

Babe Williams…………………….Ann Davis-Rowe
Sid Sorokin………………………..Stephen Rayfield
Gladys Hotchkiss………………..Becky King
Vernon Hines……………………..Jim Freeman
Prez…………………………………..Seph Schonekas
Mabel………………………………..Jacki Marano
Myron Hasler…………………….Mickey Hyland
Pop……………………………………Ken Ashford
Mae…………………………………..Alison Freeman
Poopsie……………………………..Rachel Schroeder
Brenda………………………………Beth Cox
Charlie/Steam Heat Dancer……Jayson Crawford
Joe/Steam Heat Dancer………….Darron Hayes
Max…………………………………..Shawn Fitzmaurice
Virginia……………………………..Ashlyn Brodeur
Sandra……………………………….Katherine Ledbetter
Carmen………………………………Kelli Sobolik
Charlene…………………………….Chris Hughes
Mary………………………………….Melanie Crews
Mara………………………………….Sarah Kepins
Mae……………………………………Alison Freeman
Rita……………………………………Judith Gillis
Ann……………………………………Caroline Holland
Second Helper/Waiter…………… Aaron DiMattia
First Helper…………………………Noah Orr

THE PAJAMA GAME 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

The Papers

By Jeff Lovett
Directed by Dan Seaman
The Papers
About The Show:
Peggy and Harvey Ruttles are set to inherit a fortune from Harvey’s recently deceased father. Peggy wants the fortune badly and Harvey doesn’t. To get his inheritance, Harvey must sign the “papers”. When Harvey meets an untimely demise prior to signing the papers, it seems Peggy’s fate is sealed – or is it? With the help of her sister, the two try to convince everyone in their small town that Harvey is still very much alive. All they have to do is somehow manage to get Harvey’s signature on those papers.

Dates

February 27-28 – 8:00pm
March 1 – 2:00pm
March 6-7- 8:00pm
March 8 – 2:00pm

Location

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Directions

Tickets

Tickets are available at the door only.
Adult – $14
Student/Senior (60+) – $12
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

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Dan has been teaching, directing and designing theatre in the triad for over 40 years. He was involved in the genesis of Weaver Center (now Weaver Academy) in Greensboro, and taught in that program for 26 years. During that time, his students won 7 state championships and 2 Southeast Regional Championships (the 10 Southeastern States) in one act play contests. Dan retired from Guilford County Schools in 2004 and upon his retirement, the North Carolina Theatre Conference honored the work at Weaver by naming the state “Ensemble Acting “ award after him. Dan now teaches and directs at Greensboro College, where his primary responsibility is the Theatre Education Program, helping to train future public school drama teachers. Dan has also been a guest director and/or designer with Greensboro Community Theatre, Greensboro City Arts, High Point Community Theatre, Randolph Summer Vacation Playhouse and the Greensboro Public Library’s One City One Book project. Dan is married to a theatre costumer, Marion Dail Seaman, and they are empty nesters, having gotten both of their children through college. In their spare time, Dan and Marion are the force behind DarionGlass, which specializes in stained, fused and mosaic glass projects. This is Dan’s third project for KLT, and he loves returning to this theatre community.

Our Cast:
Peggy Ruttles – Amy Swaim
Harvey – Mark Flora
Darlene – Heather Jaynes
Mr. Belkin – Dick Strohmeier
Rev. McCreedy – Larry Horn
Lois Gray – Pat Shumate
Donnie Gray – Chris Swaim
Rosa – Jae Campbell
Charlotte – Linda Minney
Mr. Parsons – Jim Lehman
Police Officer – DeAnne Meyer
Mourners – Rebecca Martin, Lauren Matlosz

Our show is sponsored by

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Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette, from the book by E.B. White
Directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf
Photography by Gray Cassell
Charlotte's Web
About the show:
Known as one of the best books in American children’s literature, Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the rat, who can be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman and Arables families; and most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Bring the family and invite your friends and neighbors to see this unforgettable tale of “Some Pig.”

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Dates
November 14-15 – 7:00pm
November 16 – 2:00pm
November 21-22 at – 7:00pm
November 22 – 2:00pm
November 23 – 2:00pm
Note:There are two performances on Saturday, November 22.

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Location
James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 W. Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

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Tickets
Adult – $14
Student/Senior (60+) – $12
Children (12 and under) – $10
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

About Our Director:
Diana Marshall-ShoafDiana first directed CHARLOTTE’S WEB over 24+ years ago when she was serving the Stokes County Arts Council as their Artistic Director, a position she held from 1985 until 1992. The young actor playing Wilbur dropped out of the cast the week before the show opened and Diana ended up performing the role of Wilbur the pig. However, Diana’s acting and directing career began long before she was “some pig”.

Diana fell in love with live stage performance while a student at Vienna Elementary School in Forsyth County. The entire school, along with students from other area schools, were bused to Reynolds Auditorium to see a touring production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. “I can remember sitting high up in the balcony at RJR and being mesmerized by the musical, not imagining that I would direct a production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Reynolds Auditorium for the WS/FCS summer enrichment program in 2009.”

Diana earned a B.S.Ed. in Theatre Education at Western Carolina University and a M.Ed. in Theatre Education at the University of NC-Greensboro. She has been a theatre arts teacher with the WS/FCS since the fall of 1992. Diana has taught and directed students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. Two of her favorite productions while working with WS/FCS have been PETER PAN, celebrating 50 years of the Summer Enrichment Program and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Diana currently teachers grades 9 through 12 for the WS/FCS.

Diana has directed for numerous productions for the community theatre groups in our area during the past 25+ years, including The Foothills Theatre in Elkin, the Brock Players in Davie County and the Surry County Arts Council at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy. She is extremely excited to add Kernersville Little Theatre to that list and hopes CHARLOTTE’S WEB will be the first of many productions for KLT in the future.

Diana lives in Pfafftown with her husband, Phil and their canine pack. They have one child, Abbey, currently attending UNC-G studying theatre, history and classical studies-archeology. Diana loves to travel, read and direct. 🙂

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Our Cast:
Fern Arable – Allie Smart
John Arable – Shawn Fitzmaurice
Martha Arable – Kim Hunter
Avery Arable – David Winemiller
Homer Zuckerman – Jim Lehman
Edith Zuckerman – Marge Barnett
Lurvy – Caitlin Holland
Wilbur – Christopher Holland
Templeton – Emerson Belk
Charlotte – Elya Angle
Goose – Bella Peck
Gander – Noah Evenson
Sheep – Abby Warren
Lamb – Ben James
Uncle – Spencer Cook
Baby Wilbur – Charlie Fitzmaurice
Baby Spiders/Joy – Sarah Cameron
Aranea – Oksana Evenson
Nellie – Kathryn Wagner
Baby Geese – Reese Robinson, Emma Engle, Kathryn Wagner
Reporter – Byron Wagner
Fairgoers – Maddie Barrett, Say-Jal Evenson, Montgomerie Belk
Announcer – Katie Winemiller
Loudspeaker Voice – Paiten Iselin
Photographer – Charlie Fitzmaurice
Spectators – Paiten Iselin, Maddie Barrett
Judges – Montgomerie Belk
Member/Crow – Eve Salzwedel, Elizabeth Rouse, Spencer Cook

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MY WAY: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Created by David Grapes and Todd Olson. Book by Todd Olson.
Directed by Juan Fernandez
Music direction by David Lane

Photography by Gray Cassell

My Way
About the show:
The spirit of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, with his smooth, velvety voice is coming to Korner’s Folly. My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra is a look at the ups and downs of Sinatra’s life through some of his biggest musical hits. Fly Me To The Moon, I Only Have Eyes For You and My Funny Valentine are only a few of the many songs you will hear on this trip down memory lane.

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Sponsored by

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Dates
September 5-6 – 8:00pm
September 12-13 – 8:00pm
September 14 – 4:00pm
September 18-20 – 8:00pm
September 21 – 4:00pm

Location
Cupid’s Park Theatre
Korner’s Folly
413 S. Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Directions

Tickets
Adult – $21
Student/Senior (60+) – $19
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

Shows at Korner’s Folly often sell out. Please contact our office to make advance reservations for these shows.

Cupid’s Park Theatre is located on the top floor of Korner’s Folly. Access to the theatre can only be made via three flights of steep, narrow steps. There is no elevator or handicap access.

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Juan B. Fernandez has been taking some time away from the Theatre to help his friend on his new urban farm. He has also been working at their new farmer’s market and has been helping a friend develop his treatment for a new movie. Now he is back and is pleased to be with his old friends at KLT. Juan last directed OSCAR AND FELIX and TOO SOON FOR DAISIES here several seasons ago. He also directed SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL up at TGRC.

                                                                About our music director:
dlane headshotDavid Lane is a local pianist, composer, conductor and instructor. He has served as music director on many recent shows in the Triad, including Miss Saigon, Next to Normal, and Les Misérables – all for Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance. He also appeared on stage in Twin City Stage’s production of The Great Gatsby. He will be music directing Oklahoma! in High Point early next year. He is currently writing and recording the music for an upcoming feature film. This is his first time working with the Kernersville Little Theatre, and he looks forward to the experience.

 

 

 

Our Cast
Tom Burleson
Melanie Rodgers
Jamie Donovant
Rebecca Martin

A portion of the ticket sales from this production go to the ongoing maintenance and restoration of Korner’s Folly.

We thank

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for their generous support as our show sponsor.

Meet Carlo St. James

Meet Carlo St. James

Carlo1Carlo St. James says he never had an “a-ha” moment when he knew he wanted to act and sing. “Growing up, I acted and sang in school and church,” says Carlo. “It was always second nature. I thought all kids did it.”

Carlo had his first role on stage at the tender age of six. “I played a red bird and was so embarrassed because I had to wear red pantyhose,” he laughingly admits. Carlo also began singing in the church choir. He continued singing and acting throughout junior high and high school. He appeared on a local TV show KidTalk and was part of two choirs.

Upon graduation, Carlo entered UNCG to study fashion marketing. “I stuck myself with so many pins and needles I felt like a voodoo doll,” he jokes. He knew his true passion was to be performing. In 2006 Carlo moved to Washington, DC where he focused on jazz music. “I still dabbled in theatre a bit, but wasn’t doing several productions a year,” he says.

Carlo2In 2008, Carlo lost his best friend and number one fan, his beloved Grandmother. “She always asked me what was going on with my music, acting and other endeavors.” He moved back to Greensboro and took a three year break from performing. Says Carlo, “It was a difficult time for me. I did a lot of soul searching and finally realized it was time to take the stage again.”

Carlo3Carlo began researching local theatres and came across Kernersville Little Theatre’s audition notice for Kilroy Was Here. He chose one of his favorite ballads, “Hey There” from Pajama Game for his audition and was cast in the role of a sailor. Carlo says he met many great people during this production and some are now his close friends. He played the role of George in KLT’s production of Drinking Habits for which he received a supporting actor nomination with KLT’s annual acting awards. “It’s sort of like KLT helped bring the actor in me back to life again,” he says. “Everyone was so welcoming and encouraging.”

In September 2013, Carlo was elected to the Kernersville Little Theatre Board of Directors. “Carlo is generous in giving his time to KLT both on and off the stage,” says KLT Board President Rachel Schroeder. “His insight as an actor will be a great asset to us as we work to engage those in the theatre community.”

Be sure to look for Carlo on stage around the Triad. He’s an actor, singer, and a talented member of the KLT family.
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Thistle Stop Wine Shop

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Thistle Stop Wine Shop is a wine shop and tasting bar located in “The Factory”, just off Main Street. Our wine store is in the lower level near the rear entrance. We stock several wines, including over 60 popular wines from Thistle Meadow Winery. We also stock a complete line of home winemaking supplies.

Tastings are just $5 and you keep the glass!

Open Tue-Wed-Th-Sat 11-7
Friday 11-8
Closed Sun-Mon

Thistle Stop Wine Shop
210 N. Main Street, Suite 134
Kernersville, NC 27284

P 336-310-4503

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Once Upon a Mattress

Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer.
Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer.

Our cast:

Queen Aggravain – Maggie Gallagher
King Sextimus – Scott Icenhower
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Princess Winnifred – Kelly Flick
Lady Larken – Ally Austin
Sir Harry – Joe Boles
Minstrel – Matthew Morris
Jester – Jeremy Kuhn
Wizard – Jordan Googe
Princess #12 – Alyson Waller
Lady Rowena – Robin Raines
Lady Lucille – Chris HughesMattressGroup
Lady Merrill – Kirstyn Waller
Lady Mabelle – Safiya High
Lady H – Kirstyn Waller
Lady R – Hailey Lewis
Lady Beatrice – Kirstyn Waller
Kitchen Wench – Kirstyn Waller
Emily – Judith Gillis
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1st Lady – Judith Gillis
2nd Lady – Judith Gillis
3rd Lady – Kirstyn Waller
Sir Studley – James Shover
Sir Luce – Michael Ward
Sir Harold – Calvin Raines
1st Knight – Calvin Raines
2nd Knight – Kenny Gaylord
3rd Knight – Charlie Waller

Dates:

June 18-20, 24-27, 2010

About the show:

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night?

Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

About our director:

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Katie Jo Icenhower has a degree in musical theatre with additional drama studies in London. After school, she performed professionally around the country only to realize (like Dorothy) that there is no place like home. Locally, she has acted, directed and choreographed both professionally and with numerous community theatres.

So, what does she do for a living? She’s a real estate agent with Leap Realty. “Real estate allows me to do theatre. Recently, however, it’s been the other way around. Still, I love what I do in both worlds. This will be my third time directing a KLT show. When KLT called me about directing Once Upon A Mattress with them, I didn’t have to sleep on it because for me, it’s a dream job.”

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Musical)

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Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Based on the novel by Mark Twain. Conceived & written by Ken Ludwig.
Music & Lyrics by Don Schilitz

Our cast:

Tom Sawyer – T.J. Taylor
Huckleberry Finn – Ian Buff
Aunt Polly – Rachel Schroeder
Becky Thatcher – Rebekah Wright
Widow Douglas – Judith Gillis
Injun Joe – Brad Burwick
Sheriff/Pap – Bill Gallagher
Rev. Sprague/Mayor Bellamy – Jim Lehman
Judge Thatcher – Danny Scruggs
Muff – Kemp Baker
Schoolmarm Dobbins – Kathy Ledbetter
Gideon Wain – Jayson Crawford
Doc/Alfred/Ensemble – Maxwell Alekzandr
Kennedy Sid – Steele Howell
Lyle Peters/Ensemble – Jack Holbrook
Ben – Blaine Freeman
Joe Harper/Ensemble – Caleb Doyon
George/Ensemble Anderson – Newman Johnson
Lucy Harper/Ensemble – Sage Schweickert
Amy Lawrence/Ensemble – Tori Seals
Jessica Rogers/Ensemble – Kathy Manuel
Sereny Harper/Hannah/Ensemble – Brittany Blalock
Sabina Temple/Ensemble – Shelby Kivett
Ensemble – Hailey Lewis
Ensemble – Stephanie Scruggs
Ensemble – Austin Lambeth

Dates:

June 16 through June 26, 2011

About the show:

Mark Twain’s classic story comes to exuberant musical life in this Broadway adaptation of America’s favorite book. The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a clever fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America. This Broadway musical version of Mark Twain’s immortal novel is set in 1840 in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a bustling town on the banks of the Mississippi River. In the course of the story, Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly, falls in love with the beautiful, feisty Becky Thatcher, and goes on the adventure of his life with Becky and that irresistible renegade, Huckleberry Finn. Along the way we meet a terrifying villain named Injun Joe, Tom’s bratty half-brother Sid, some of the town adults, and all the other boys and girls in the village.

About our director:

Sonja Joyce Kelley returned to Kernersville Little Theatre to direct The Adventures of Tom Sawyer after having directed Annie, Oliver and My Fair Lady with KLT in past seasons. She has been active in community theatre as an actor for over 20 years. She has written over 100 plays for her students at Noble Academy (formerly Guilford Day School), and directed them over the last eight years, as well as entering both middle and high school students in the N.C. State Theatre Competition for the last six years. She was nominated Best Actress for the Irene Ryan Award and Best Supporting Actress for the Washington D.C. One-Act Play Tournament. In addition to directing, choreographing or acting in other productions in North Carolina, she was recently awarded a scholarship from The English Speaking Society entitled Teaching Shakespeare through Performance at the Globe Theatre in London, England.

Our musical director:

Maggie Gallagher

Headin’ for the Hills

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Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Written by Le Roma Greth

Our cast:

Cornelia Heister – Brittany Blalock
Dorthea Heister – Lydia Fink
Cyrus Goolus – Lee Huggins
Hank Goolus – Zac Hiatt
Aunt Sukey – Kim McDonald
Bette Belle Goolus – Hosanna Gurley
Skeets Goolus – Brinley Lowe
“Happy Goolus” – Tori Seals
Slim Hawkenshaw – Joshua Miles
Horseface Dilly – Kenny Gaylord
Jake Slasser – Ken Colditz
Widow Squiggins – Lee Ann Chrisco
Speck Squiggins – Ian Buff
Squiggins/1st Boy – Blaise Gourley
Squiggins/1st Girl – Katarina Pegram
Squiggins/2nd Boy – Hampton Helsabeck
Squiggins/2nd Girl – Samantha Halstead
Emmy Jean – Esperanza Peral
Zeke – Caleb Doyon
Zeke’s Maw – Vi Doyon
Miss Oggie – Trish Forbes
Miss Winslow – Hannah Gummere
Extra Children – Haley Miller, Kate Halstead

Dates:

February 25 – March 6, 2011

About the show:

Cornelia Wellington Heister and her sister, Dorthea, are wealthy orphans whose only living relatives are a hillbilly family who run a general store in Lone Mule, Tennessee. Their father’s will insists that the girls spend their summers in Lone Mule with their Uncle Cyrus Goolus or forfeit their share of the fortune. Cornelia in particular hates the arrangement, and Uncle Cyrus is a miser who sees a chance to make himself some money. He decides to make life miserable for the girls so they’ll run away — and he will inherit the entire fortune himself. In an avalanche of fun and laughter, he shows the girls the absolute worst of hillbilly living. They don’t discourage easily, however, and Cornelia even finds herself the object of adoration of Slim Hawkenshaw and begins to realize that perhaps mountaineers are human beings after all. Luckily, Cornelia finds out about her Uncle’s scam and decides two can play at that game! She and Dot pretend to go all out for the hillbilly life and even show Uncle Cyrus a thing or two.

About our director:

Dan Seaman has directed numerous plays in the Triad since 1974. He was Director of Theatre at the Weaver Education Center, Greensboro, having started there in 1978 and retiring in 2004. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Greensboro College.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Main Street Baptist Church
126 North Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Book by Barbara Robinson

Our cast:

Bob Bradley – Danny Scruggs
Grace Bradley – Lisa Cooper
Beth Bradley – Tori Seals
Charlie Bradley – Caleb Doyon
Ralph Herdman – Ian Buff
Imogene Herdman – Rebekah Wright
Claude Herdman – Christopher Clark
Ollie Herdman – Daniel Greene
Gladys Herdman – Abby Warren
Alice Wendleken – Sarah Ghent
Mrs. Armstrong – Leslie Linthicum
Mrs. Slocum – Amanda LaBella
Mrs. Clark – Lisa Wolf
Mrs. Clausing – Stacy McAnulty
Mrs. McCarthy – Kathy Wright
Maxine – Stephanie Scruggs
Elmer Hopkins – Stephen Rossi
Lisa – Lydia Fink
Beverly – Emma LaBella
Shirley – Emerie Scales
Juanita – Mikaley Lane
Alexis – Hailey Lewis
Doris – Addie Stamper
Reverend Hopkins – Jim Lehman
Firemen – Ken Colditz, Jim Lehman
Ensemble – Kate Halstead, Cora McAnulty, Abigail Mosley, Grace Mosley

Dates:

December 3 – December 12, 2010

About the show:

In this humorous Christmas tale, when the long-running director of the church Christmas pageant is injured, the couple who suddenly must replace her are faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. But you’ll also find the ultimate outcome touching and sweet.

About our director:

MikeGilbert3Mike Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama (Directing Concentration) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Work with UNCG Theatre has included workshop productions such as William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and the world premiere of Chess. Additionally, he has directed stage readings with the UNCG Playworks Festival, performed at Triad Stage, an award-winning regional theatre. He had also taught classes on acting and improvisation with the City Arts Drama Center. Mike worked as Artistic Director of Crosslove Theatre, Greensboro’s original Christian theatre company, from 2004 to 2009. Founding the company, Mike has directed 11 CLT productions including: the “monster” hit The Monarch Possession, Joh, His Story, the critically acclaimed production of A Christmas Story, the world premiere of The Return Trilogy, and The Magician’s Nephew. In the Piedmont Triad, he has worked with the City Arts Drama Center (King Midas and Evening of Short Plays) and Kernersville Little Theatre (The Queen of Bingo).

In 2010, Mike was selected to join a group of 100 “active” participants with the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation’s Observership Program.

With The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Mike plans to bring his unique style to this classic holiday comedy.