Cheaper by the Dozen

Adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.


Photography by Gray Cassell

About the show

A strong-willed father who’s a time-management expert. A strong-willed daughter. Mix in 12 children, a dog, and a “bad boy,” and you have all the ingredients for a touching family comedy for all ages. This hilarious, heartwarming tale is based on the real-life exploits of early 1900s pioneer, Frank Gilbreth.

Sponsored by

Old Mill of Guilford – website


February 21 – 8:00pm
February 22 – 8:00pm
February 23 – 2:00pm
February 28 – 8:00pm
March 1 – 8:00pm
March 2 – 2:00pm


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


Tickets are available at the door
Adult – $12
Student/Senior – $10
Children – $6


About the director

Norm Birdsall was born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up on the Jersey shore but fell in love with North Carolina back in the 70s while acting/directing at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro. He is a graduate of BYU with a degree in Speech and Theatre. He has worked in New York, along the east coast and in local theatres both on stage and as a director. His credits also include several movies, commercials and industrials. In addition to acting in KLT shows such as Annie and Over the River and Through the Woods, Norm has directed past KLT shows, including The Nerd, Never Too Late, The Scarlett O’Hara Complex and Dearly Beloved.

Our Cast

Mr. Gilbreth – Dick Strohmeier
Mrs. Gilbreth – Kim McDonald
Ernestine – Molly Burnett
Frank – Spencer Cook
Jackie -Lily Rose Gourley
Dan -Tommy Goodwin
Bill – Dante Frost
Fred – Blaise Gourley
Anne – Brinley Lowe
Lillian – Madeline Hamilton
Martha – Sarah Kepins
Mrs. Fitzgerald – Lee Ann Chrisco
Dr. Burton – James Wolter
Joe Scales – Tony Vogler
Miss Brill – Judith Gillis
Larry – Kenny Gaylord

We thank Old Mill of Guilford for their
generous support as our show sponsor.