ABC Players Productions

Compiled by Steve Haskins, Marvin Bowman, and Jim Parsons.

Below are notes and posters from all ABC Players productions from December 1992 to the present.

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2017-2018

President - Jodi MacNeal
Vice President - Jenn Fritchley
Secretary - Rita Preston
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Godspell postermore pictures!

Godspell.  Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak. Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Sponsored by:  Intelliwave
Director:  Chris Parsons
October 19-21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; October 21-22, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Music Directors:  Devin Sudman & Jodi MacNeal; Choreographers:  Alexis Parsons & Jenn Fritchley; Set Designer / Builder:  Jason Mososko; Costume Designer:  Kelly Huq; Props Designer:  Mindy King; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Stage Manager:  Hannah Sickles; Light Board Operator:  Josh Bodnar; Sound Board Operator:  Ken; Spotlight Operator:  Abram Maccabee; Backstage Crew:  Riley Maffin; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, Jennifer L'Heureux, & Sylvia Abbott
CAST:  Joseph Balding, Orion Carter, Ethan Cooper, Jeremy Hayes, Katie Herron, Allyriane Huq, Sydney Lewis, Dan Maccabee, Katie Maccabee, Jodie MacNeal, Chrissy Barkhurst-McKinney, Jacob Mullins, Alexis Parsons, Brittan Posey, Chiara Ridpath, Sandy Russell


2016-2017

President - Jodi MacNeal
Vice President - Jenn Fritchley
Secretary - Rita Preston
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Stuart Little postermore pictures!

Stuart Little.  From the book by E.B. White.  Dramatized by Joseph Robinette.  Music by Rona Frank.  Lyrics by Joseph Robinette & Rona Frank.
Sponsored by:  Ohio University Credit Union
Director:  Jodi MacNeal
October 21-22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.; October 22-23, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Assistant Director/Choreographer:  Jenn Fritchley; Director's Assistants:  Riley Maffin & Sydney Lewis; Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Music Assistant:  Devin Sudman; Props:  Mindy King, Larry King, Ardelle Donohue, Sandra E. Russell & Celeste Parsons; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Kim Brooks; Costumes:  Lynnette Clouse, Lisa Chambers, April Maffin, Michiah Clouse & Sydni Roell; Sound Board Operator:  Austin Topping; Stage Crew:  Baily Barrows & Zoie Lanning; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Holly Robinson
CAST:  Jozlyn Bew, Orion Carter, Grace Chambers, Ethan Cooper, Paige Fuller, Katie Herron, Elena Johnson, Madison King, Max King, Brandi Kisor, Aiden Lachman, Sienna Lelux, Sydney Lewis, Tatum L'Heureux, Carter Maccabee, Dan Maccabee, Katie Maccabee, Riley Maffin, Addie McGarry, Cali Papineau, Brittan Posey, Eden Radcliff, Harmony Radcliff, Sandy Russell, Lilly Sauer, Maeve Schwarzel, Terry Smith, Leah Swatzel, Fox Thompson, Andrea Thompson-Hashman, David Whealey, Mckenna Williams

The Littlest Angel postermore pictures!

The Littlest Angel.  Original script and score by Celeste Parsons, as adapted from the Charles Tazewell children's book.  Musical arrangements by Sue Bilski.
Sponsored by:  Intelliwave
Director: Celeste Parsons
December 2-3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.; December 4, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Musical Arrangements:  Sue Bilsky; Choreographer:  Marissa Dienstag; Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Props:  Ardelle Donohue; Costumes:  Chrissy R. Barkhurst-McKinney; Stage Crew:  Riley Maffin; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Baily Barrows; Sound Board Operator:  Austin Topping; Set Construction:  Arnold Heyl, Robin Parsons, Chris Muñoz; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Holly Robinson
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Jozlyn Bew, Bruce & Lou Ann Jones, Jailee LaFleur, Tatum L'Heureux, Jodi MacNeal, Izzy Meek, Abram Papineau, Cali Papineau, Brittan Posey, Kaela Ricket, Sandy Russell, Andrea Thompson-Hashman, Fox Thompson

The Addams Family postermore pictures!

The Addams Family.  Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.  Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.  Based on characters created by Charles Addams.
Sponsored by:  Hocking Valley Bank
Director:  Chris Parsons
March 17-18 & 24-25, 2017 at 7 p.m.; March 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Musical Director:  Devin Sudman; Choreographers:  Jenn Fritchley & Kyli MacNeal; Stage Manager:  Jodi MacNeal; Assistant Stage Manager:  Bailey Barrows; Set Designer: Sandy Russell; Props:  Mindy King; Costumes:  Kelly Huq & Brittan Posey; Makeup:  Lizzy Hall; Stage Crew:  Hannah Sickles; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Kim Brooks; Spotlight Operator:  Grace Chambers; Sound Board Operator:  Micah Foster; Rehearsal Assistant:  Jude Alaswad; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter; & Holly Robinson
MUSICIANS:  Conductor:  Devin Sudman; Piano:  LaMar Wyse; Bass:  Alex Shinn; Violin:  Liana Powell; Cello:  Emily Gillikin; Flute, Piccolo:  Paul Rieck; Percussion:  Ben Millesen; Trombone:  David Fehn; Trumpet:  Thalia Ousley; Guitar:  Phillip Sedivy; Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute:  Samuel Miller; Saxophone:  Wesley White; Clarinet:  Samantha Tayek
CAST:  Joe Balding, Chrissy Barkhurst-McKinney, Logan Boyer, Caleb Bryant, Orion Carter, Ethan Cooper, Jenn Fritchley, Lizzy Hall, Annie Haseley, Allyriane Huq, Ben King, Mindy King, Bill L'Heureux, Zoie Lanning, Sydney Lewis, Riley Maffin, Jason Morosko, William Morosko, Chris Neumann, Alexis Parsons, Celeste Parsons, Brittan Posey, Eden Radcliff, Harmony Radcliff, Jackson Savage, Andrea Thompson-Hashman

The Dixie Swim Club postermore pictures!

The Dixie Swim Club.  By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
Sponsored by:  Rocky Outdoor Gear Store
Director:  Joe Balding
May 11-13, 2017 at 7 p.m.; May 14 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Assistant Stage Manager:  Bailey Barrows; Set Construction:  Jason Morosko; Set Dresser:  Sandy Russell; Props:  Ardelle Donohue; Costumes:  Brittan Posey; Dressers:  Sylvia Abbott, Celeste Parsons, & Rita Preston; Light Designer:  T-Bone McCauley; Light and Sound Operator:  Josh Bodnar; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons & Lee Carter
CAST:  Martha Carson, Kristin Kerwin, Ginny Puhl, Alexa Ross, Linda Watkins

The Trip to Bountiful postermore pictures! The Trip to SE OCTA

The Trip to Bountiful.  By Horton Foote.
Sponsored by:  Tansky Motors
Director:  Karen M. Chan
June 18, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Assistant Director:   Cecilia Rinaldi; Stage Manager/Sound and Light Board:  Jodi MacNeal; Set Dresser:  Sandy Russell; Costumes:  Brittan Posey; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Crew:  Ardelle Donohue, Joe Balding, Jim Wendelkin, Martha Carson, Coleen Stidham, Kit DeBerry; Photographers:  Jack Chan & Alexa Ross; Refreshments:  Patty Witmer, Sunflower Bakery, Rita Preston, Karen M. Chan, Coleen Stidham, Kit DeBerry, Ruth Borovicka, Christine Neumann, Kristina Borovicka Gerig; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons
MUSIC:  First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir
Director:  Dr. Peter Jarjisian, Organist:  Jeff Daubenmire, Audio Engineer:  Adam Rich
Choristers:  Anna Bekavac, Cathy Bigger, Jack Bigger, Ruth Borovicka,-Soloist, Melissa Brobeck , Linda Brose, Joseph Brown , Eryn Dael, Kevin Dael, Barbara Dingle, Debbie Edwards, Ken Edwards, Sue Klein, Chris Knisely, Cathy Lee, Kim Mather, Wendy Merb-Brown, Lorraine Myers, Bonnie Owens, Judy Piercy, Brain Scharfenberg, Ellen Soroka
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Doug Bentley, Mike Bila, Ruth Borovicka, Ken Bowald, Celeste Parsons, Jim Parsons, Rita Preston, Terrence J. Smith


2015-2016

President - Jodi MacNeal
Vice President - Jenn Fritchley
Secretary - Rita Preston
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

My Son, Pinocchio postermore pictures!

My Son, Pinocchio:  Geppetto's Musical Tale.  Book by David I. Stern.  Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Sponsored by:  Hocking Valley Bank
Director:  Matt Johnson
October 15-17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.; October 17-18, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Jodi MacNeal; Choreography:  Jenn Fritchley &Marissa Dienstag; Props:  Mindy King, Larry King, Ardelle Donohue, & Sandra E. Russell; Light Design:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Kim Brooks; Follow Spot Operator:  Jackson Savage; Set Construction:  Erica Johnson, Matt Johnson, Jodi MacNeal, Celeste Parsons, Jim Parsons, Sandra E. Russell & Steve Maffin; Costumes:  April Maffin, Lisa Chambers, Kelly Huq, Theresa Lewis, & Lisa Steadman; Sound Board Operator:  John Petroski; Stage Crew:  Celeste Parsons, Jason Morosko, & Eli Brooks; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Asente, Richard Bagley, John Baker, Joe Balding, Lee Carter, Orion Carter, Grace Chambers, Ethan Cooper, Marissa Dienstag, Annie Haseley, Jeremy Hayes, Allyriane Huq, Elena Johnson, Brandi Kisor, Adeel Koshal, Sydney Lewis, Tatum L'Heureux, Riley Maffin, William Morosko, Mackenzie Perry, Lily Porter, Rita Preston, Jordan Profitt, Kaela Ricket, Alexa Ross, Sandra E. Russell, Tanner Sebastian, Becca Swanson

Charlotte's Web postermore pictures!

Charlotte's Web the Musical.  Adapted by Joseph Robinette.  Music and lyrics by Charles Strouse.  Based on the book by E.B. White.
Sponsored by:  Ohio University Credit Union
Director:  Jodi MacNeal
December 4-5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.; December 5-6, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Musical Director:  Devin Sudman; Stage Manager:  Marissa Dienstag; Choreography:  Jenn Fritchley & Marissa Dienstag; Props:  Ardelle Donohue, & Sandra E. Russell; Light Design:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Kim Brooks; Set Design:  Erin Hemming; Set Construction:  Dean Clouse; Costumes:  Lynnette Clouse & Kelly Huq; Sound Board Operator:  John Petroski; Stage Crew:  Eli Brooks, Riley Maffin, April Maffin, & Lily Carter; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Joe Balding, Caleb Bryant, Avery Brooks, Lee Carter, Orion Carter, Ethan Cooper, Emily Davis, Catalina Dixon, Gianna Dixon, Jade Frame, Paige Fuller, Clay Fuller, Annie Haseley, Teagan Hughes, Allyriane Huq, Elena Johnson, Brandi Kisor, Zoie Lanning, Sydney Lewis, Tatum L’Heureux, Celeste Parsons, Brittan Posey, Eden Radcliff, Harmony Radcliff, Kaela Ricket, Becca Robinson, Sydni Roell, Sandy Russell, Tanner Sebastian, Sean Wendelken, McKenna Williams

The Little Mermaid postermore pictures!

The Little Mermaid.  Music by Alan Menken.  Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater.  Book by Doug Wright.
Sponsored by:  Rocky Outdoor Gear Store
Director:  Joe Asente
March 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.; March 13 & 20, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Hannah Sickles; Musical Directors:  Jodi McNeal & Devin Sudman; Choreography:  Jenn Fritchley & Marissa Dienstag; Props:  Mindy King, Richard Asente, & Ardelle Donohue; Light Design:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Kim Brooks; Set Construction:  Celeste & Jim Parsons; Costumes:  April Maffin, Lisa Chambers, Sydney Lewis, Kelly Huq, Theresa Lewis, Lisa Steadman, Brittan Posey,
Jennifer L'Heureux, Sandra Russell, & Heather Harmon; Sound Board Operator:  John Petroski; Stage Crew:  Morgan Jones & Alice Van Doren; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Chrissy Barkhurst-McKinney, Logan Boyer, Eli Brooks, Caleb Bryant, Grace Chambers, Ethan Cooper, Marissa Dienstag, Alexis Fritchley, Jenn Fritchley, Allie Harmon, Annie Haseley, Annie Haseley, Jeremy Hayes, Allyriane Huq, Elena Johnson, Mindy King, Brandi Kisor, Adeel Koshal, Tatum L’Heureux, Zoie Lanning, Sydney Lewis, Celeste Parsons, Mackenzie Perry, Brittan Posey, Alexis Radcliff, Sandy Russell, Jackson Savage, Devin Sudman

All the King's Women postermore pictures! OCTA Honors

All the King's Women.  By Luigi Januzzi..
Sponsored by:  Tansky Motors
Director:  Celeste Parsons
May 19-21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.; May 22, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Terrence Smith; Sound Board Operator:  Austin Toppins; Costumer:  Alexis Fritchley; Line Coach:  Ruth Borovicka; Stage Crew:  Sydney Lewis; Follow Spot Operator:  Theresa Lewis; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, Holly Robinson & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Carol Ault, Alex Couladis, Marissa Dienstag, Bill L'Heureux, Laura Marx, Jodi MacNeal, Kim Mather, James McGee-Moore, Hannah Sickles, Ezra Thobaben, Andrea Thompson, Marlo Tinkham, Linda Watkins


2014-2015

President - Jodi MacNeal
Vice President - Jenn Fritchley
Secretary - Rita Preston
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Flaming Guns postermore pictures!

Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage by Jane Martin
Sponsor:  Rocky Outdoor Gear Store
Director:  Gary Molina
October 30-31 & November 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.; November 2, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Hannah Sickles; Assistant Stage Manager:  Ruth Borovicka; Costume Design:  Dayton Willison; Light Design:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Susan Gilfert; Follow Spot Operator:  Noah Molina; Sound Design:  Jim Parsons & Gary L. Molina; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Props Manager:  Celeste Parsons; Props Assistants:  Christine Neumann & Nica VanDoren; Fight Choreography:  Gary L. Molina & Chad Kopensky; Fight Captain:  Chad Kopensky; Set Design & Construction:  The company; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Carol Ault, Angela Blair, Kate Enger, Chad Kopenski, Bob Rymer, Jackson Savage, Terrence Smith

The Velveteen Rabbit postermore pictures!

The Velveteen Rabbit based on the story by Margery Williams; book by William S. Kilborne, Jr. and Albert T. Viola; music by Albert T. Viola
Sponsor:  Ohio University Credit Union
Director:  Jodi MacNeal
Assistant Director:  Jenn Fritchley
December 4-5 at 7:30 p.m.; December 6, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Costume Design:  Lynette Clouse; Set Design:  Celeste Parsons; Light Design:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Kim Brooks; Sound Board Operator:  Jackson Savage; Stage Crew:  Lily Porter & Allie Willard; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Avery Brooks, Lee Carter, Orion Carter, Micaiah Clouse, Brianna Combs, Ethan Cooper, Emily Davis, Sydney Dicken, Alexis Fritchley, Teagan Hughes, Allyriane Huq, Tatum L’Heureux, Sydney Lewis, Chris MacNeal, Riley Maffin, Abigail Mulligan, Corey Mulligan, Celeste Parsons, Becca Robinson, Sydni Roell, Alley Snyder, Becca Swanson, Fox Thompson

Love Letters postermore pictures!  OCTA Honors  "The Loveletters Waltz"

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney
Benefit for:  Stuart's Opera House
Director:  Karen M. Chan
Assistant Director:  Cecilia Rinaldi
February 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager/Lights:  Carol Brown Ault; Set Design:  Sandra E. Russell; Graphic Artist:  Kit DeBerry; Truffles:  Rita Greco Preston; Stage Hands:  Joe Balding, Linda Watkins & Vic Kallay; Strawberries:  Patty Witmer; Roses:  Nelsonville Flower Shop; Printing:  Sylvia Abbott; Gate:  Jodi MacNeal & Jenn Fritchley; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Ruth Borovicka & Jim Parsons
MUSIC (Tree Lined Roads):  Piano:  Elizabeth Miller, 1st Violin:  Kelly Leon, 2nd Violin:  Wen Zhang, Viola:  Jeff Crisler, Viola:  Elaine Selby, Cello:   Amy Abercrombie, Flute:  Suzanne Ragg, Vocal:  Celeste Parsons

Shrek postermore pictures!

Shrek the Musical book and lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori
Sponsored by:  Hocking Valley Bank
Director:  Sylvia Abbott
Musical Director:  Lynn Sullivan
Choreographer:  Jenn Fritchley
March 13-14 & 20-21 at 8 p.m.; March 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Costume Design:  Dayton Willison; Costumers:  Patty Witmer, April Maffin, & Lisa Murray; Backdrop Art:  Hannah Sickles; Light Board Operator:  Kim Brooks; Sound Board Operator:  John Petroski; Projection Operator:  Jim Parsons; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Joe Asente, Joe Balding, Josh Bogoniewski, Seth Bogoniewski, Caleb Bryant, Orion Carter, Lee Carter, Jenn Fritchley, Annie Haseley, Andrea Hashman, Nathan Hashman, Matthew Johnson, Ben King, Mindy King, Adeel Koshal, Zoie Lanning, Sydney Lewis, Riley Maffin, Jodi McNeal, Chris Neumann, Celeste Parsons, Rita Preston, Jordan Proffitt, Becca Robinson, Sandy Russell, Jackson Savage, Linda Watkins, David Whealey, Dayton Willison
MUSIC:  Bass:  Tom Daniels, Flute:  Tina Wilson, Drums:  Chris Aubell, Guitar:  Justin Dowler, Keyboard:  Lynn Sullivan

AOL postermore pictures!

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
Sponsored by:  Tansky Motors
Director:  James Euto
Assistant Director:  Dharma Pook
May 14-16 at 8 p.m.; May 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Hannah Sickles, Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Costume Design:  Dayton Willison; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Celeste Parsons; Set Designer:  Sandra E. Russell; Set Construction Lead:  Jim Parsons; Makeup Artist:  Dharma Pook; Makeup Assistants:  Keraleya Barstow & Gracie Bell-Moran; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Usher Coordinator:  Linda Watkins; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Lee Carter, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Joe Balding, Ken Bowald, Michael Cline, Leslie Heskett, Lizzie Potter, Jordan Proffitt, Cecilia Rinaldi, Jackson Savage, Terrence Smith, Daniel Wasserman, Linda Watkins


2013-2014

President - Sylvia Abbott
Vice President - Joe Balding
Secretary - Celeste Parsons
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Death by Chocolate postermore pictures!

Death by Chocolate by Craig Sodaro
Sponsor:  Hocking Valley Bank
Director:  Cecilia Rinaldi
Assistant Director:  Sylvia Abbott
October 31, November 1, 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.; November 3, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Light & Sound Operator:  Jeff Swart; Set Design:  Celeste Parsons; Lighting Design:  Carol Ault; Property Mistress:  Ardelle Donohue; Costume Design:  Kaylla Steadman; Costume Assistants:  Lynette & Michaiah Clouse; Poster Art:  Jade Morris; Refreshments Chairperson:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, Suzanne Ragg, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Carol Ault, Joe Balding, James Euto, Katie Hukill, Rita Preston, Ginny Puhl, Sandy Russell, Terrence Smith, Heidi Wilhelm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever postermore pictures!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Sponsor:  Ohio University Credit Union
Director:  Jodi MacNeal
Assistant Director:  Jenn Fritchley
December 5, 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.; December 7, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Light Board Operator:  Kyli MacNeal; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Follow Spot Operators:  Kim Brooks, Lilly Carter, Ash Brooks; Fly Operator:  Maile Orr; Set Design:  Dean Clouse, Lynnette Clouse; Lighting Design:  Carol Ault; Property Mistress:  Ardelle Donohue; Costume Design:  Lynnette Clouse, Lisa Chambers, Beth Pratt; Poster Art:  Kyli MacNeal; Refreshments Chairperson:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, Suzanne Ragg, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Joe Balding, Morgan Brausey, Avery Brooks, Hannah Bruckner, Lee Carter, Orion Carter, Grace Chambers, Micaiah Clouse, Callie Crosbb, Sydney Dicken, Rachel Evertt, Blossom Fabian, Alexis Fritchley, Elizabeth Goldsberry, Audrey Grace, Andrea Hashman, Teagan Hughes, Katie Hukill, Allyriane Huq, Tatum L’Heureux, Chris MacNeal, Riley Maffin, India Mitchell, Micah Prakin, Sarah Pratt, Becca Robinson, Evan Roell, Sydni Roell, Alexa Ross, RJ Sochia III, Fox Thompson, Audrey Tompkins, Linda Watkins

The Princess and the Goblins poster more pictures! YouTube video!

The Princess and the Goblins adapted for the stage by Celeste Parsons from a novel by George MacDonald
Sponsor:  Blackburn Home Furnishing
Director:  Celeste Parsons
March 13, 14, & 15, 2014 at 8 p.m.; March 16, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Joe Balding; Light Board Operator:  Jodi MacNeal; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Set & Lighting Design:  Celeste Parsons; Property Mistress:  Ardelle Donohue; Costume Design:  Patty Witmer; Makeup Consultants;  Dharma Pook, Megan Kralovic, Courtney Heller, Alisha Norris, Jesse Patterson, & Brittni Joy; Poster Art:  Jade Morris; Refreshments Chairperson:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Amy Abercrombie, Joe Balding, Morgan Brausey, Caleb Bryant, Sarah Burchett, Lee Carter, Orion Carter, Sydney Dicken, Isaac Dinkins, James Euto, Irie Green, Darian Lallier, Tatum Lovsey, India Mitchell, Eva Paré, Lily Porter, Rita Preston, Sandy Russell, David J. Whealey

The Importance of Being Earnest poster more pictures!  OCTA honors

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Sponsor:  Rocky Outdoor Gear Store
Director:  Karen M. Chan; Assistant Director:  Cecilia Rinaldi
May 8, 9, & 10, 2014 at 8 p.m.; May 11, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Casting Director:  Norman Cohn; Production Designer:  Sandra E. Russell; Costume Designer:  Dayton Willison; Costume Assistants:  Lee Anne Willison & Patty Witmer; Makeup Artist:  Dharma Pook; Makeup Assistants:  Courtney Burton, Linda Pook; Light Designer:  Carol Ault; Lighting AD & Light Board Operator (Sat/Sun):  Kermit Polan; Light Board Operator (Thur/Fri):  Rita Preston; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Dialect Advisor:  Laura Parrotti; Dialect Assistance:  Giles Lee & Angela Cross; Line Coach:  Ruth Borovicka; Mr. Euto's Hair Artist:  Raphael's (Monika Bennett); Stage Manager:  Ken Bowald; Stage Crew:  Hannah Sickles, Hannah Sims-Howard, & Kate Wilhelm; Refreshment Coordinator:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, & Karen Chan
CAST:  Joe Balding, James Euto, Leslie Heskett, Celeste Parsons, Gordon Pettey, Lizzie Potter, Alexa Ross, Heidi Wilhelm


2012-2013

President - Sylvia Abbott
Vice President - Joe Balding
Recording Secretary - Kaylla Steadman
Corresponding Secretary - Celeste Parsons
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Nightfall postermore pictures!

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble
Sponsor:  Amethyst & Ivy
Director:  Miranda Miller
Assistant Director:  Catherine Copher
November 1, 2, 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.; November 4, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Designer:  Jason Miller; Assistant Set Designer:  Gary Hillyer; Lighting Designer:  Gary Hillyer; Sound Designers:  Miranda Miller & Jeff Swart; Costume Designers:  Jay Lannan, Miranda Miller, & Catherine Copher; Props:  Miranda Miller, Sandy Russell, & Catherine Copher; Makeup:  Jason Miller; Light Board Operator:  Lily Porter; Spotlight Operator:  Victor Copher; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Backstage Crew/Runners:  Jason Miller, Andrew Weed, Marissa Dienstag, & Gene Jacobs; Refreshments Chairperson:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Braden Baker, Lee Carter, Marissa Dienstag, Levi Hays, Kym Henry, Gary Hillyer, Katie Hukill, Gene Jacobs, Jason Miller, Jessica Osborn, David Potts, Terrence Smith, Andrew Weed

Hansel and Gretel postermore pictures!  YouTube video!

Hansel and Gretel with story and songs adapted by Celeste Parsons from the opera by Englebert Humperdinck
Sponsor:  Tansky Motors
Director:  Celeste Parsons
Music Director & Arranger:  David Tadlock
November 30 & December 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.; December 2, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Designer:  Celeste Parsons; Lighting Designer:  Carol Ault; Costumers:  Jane Tompkins & Patty Witmer; Props:  Ardelle Donohue; Light Board Operator:  David Potts; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Refreshments Chairperson:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, & Karen M. Chan
CAST: Lizzy Bogoniewski, Hannah Bruckner, Grace Chambers, Irie Green, Nathan Hashman, Tatum L'Heureux, Jodi MacNeal, Sydni Roell, Ayla Snyder, Kaylla Steadman, Andrea Thompson, Fox Thompson, Linda Watkins

High School postermore pictures!

Is There Life After High School? Book by Jeffrey Kindley; Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnella; Suggested by the book by Ralph Keyes
Sponsor:  Rocky Outdoor Gear Store
Director:  Chris Coleman
Music Director:  Lynn Sullivan
Choreographer:  Jenn Fritchley
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.; March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set & Lighting Designer:  Chris Coleman; Costumer:  Patty Witmer; Props:  Ardelle Donohue; Light Board Operator:  Celeste Parsons; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Refreshments Chairperson:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Jenn Fritchley, Rob Goeller, Nathan Hashman, Jodi MacNeal, Christine Neumann, Ginny Puhl, Andrea Thompson, Charlie Smith, Linda Watkins, Heidi Wilhelm

First Things First postermore pictures!

First Things First by Derek Benfield
Sponsor:  Hocking Valley Bank
Director:  Joe Balding
May 9, 10, 11, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.; May 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Designer:  Chris Coleman; Lighting Designer:  Carol Ault & T-Bone McCauley; Costumer:  Patty Witmer; Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Light Board Operator:  Rita Preston; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Refreshments Chairperson:  Christine Neumann; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Megan Wanczyk, Suzanne Ragg, & Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Ken Bowald, Leslie Heskett, Chris MacNeal, Celeste Parsons, Cecilia Rinaldi, Heidi Wilhelm


2011-2012

President - Marlo Tinkham
Vice President - Carol Ault
Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

The Ash Girl postermore pictures!

The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Sponsor:  Amethyst & Ivy
Director:  Miranda Miller
Assistant Director:  Catherine Copher
November 3, 4, 5, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.; November 6, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Assistant Stage Manager:  Marissa Dienstag; Set/Makeup/Masks:  Jason Miller; Costume Designers:  Jennifer Lannan & Catherine Copher; Lighting Designer:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Janice Miles; /Sound Board Operator:  John Byrd; Props:  Miranda Miller, Catherine Copher & Suzanne Ragg; Refreshments Chairperson:  Celeste Parsons; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Braden Baker, Joe Balding, Jakob Bottoms, Lee Carter, Orion Carter, Micaiah Clouse, Stephen Codling, James Euto, Rachelle Gorland, Irie Green, Nathan Hashman, Levi Hays, Kym Henry, Gary Hillyer, Katie Hukill, Delaney Jacobs, Joshua Jones, Brittany Miles, Celeste Parsons, Lily Porter, David Potts, Kaylla Steadman, Todd Stoughton, Andrea Thompson, Fox Thompson, Michelle Zeigler

An O. Henry Christmas postermore pictures!

An O. Henry Christmas adapted by Marlo Tinkham, Sandra Russell, Cecilia Rinaldi
Directors:  Marlo Tinkham, Sandra Russell, Cecilia Rinaldi & Kaylla Steadman
December 2 & 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.; December 4, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Assistant Stage Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Set Designer:  Sandra Russell & Celeste Parsons; Lighting Designer & Light Board Operator:  Carol Ault; Sound Board Operator:  Nyle Brockway; Costume Designer:  Kaylla Steadman & Patty Witmer; Props:  Ardelle Donohue & Sandra Russell; Refreshments Chairperson:  Celeste Parsons; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan
MUSICIANS:  Amy Abercrombie, Jill DePue, Sandy Giesey, Stephanie Hysmith, Mary James, Ron Jutton, Tawn Jutton, Kathy Llewellyn, Carole McCune, Monte McCune, Beverly Schumacher, Matt Swintek, Joann Wolfe, John Young, Maxine Young
CAST:  Morgan Atherton, Sophia Atherton, Robin Barnes, Ken Bowald, Lee Carter, Orion Carter, Ben Edwards, James Euto, Irie Green, Bill L'Heureux, Tatum L'Heureux, India Mitchell, Celeste Parsons, Lily Porter, David Potts, Zach Riefler, Alexa Ross, Matt Swintek, Heidi Wilhelm, Kate Wilhelm, Tess Wilhelm

An O. Henry Christmas postermore pictures!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee music and lyrics by William Finn; book by Rachel Sheinkin; conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Sponsor:  Hocking Valley Bank
Director:  Sylvia Abbott; Musical Director:  Lynn Sullivan; Assistant Director & Choreographer:  Jenn Fritchley
March 9-10, 16-17, 2012 at 8 p.m..; March 18, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Designer:  Marissa Dienstag; Costume Designer:  Patty Witmer; Props:  Ardelle Donohue; Set Construction Leads:  Jim & Celeste Parsons; Lighting and Sound Designers:  T-Bone McCauley & Joe Gilkey; Light Board Operator:  Jodi MacNeal; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Follow Spot Operators:  David Potts & Devon Johnson; Refreshments Coordinator:  Chris Neumann; Usher Coordinator:  Kaylla Steadman; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan
MUSICIANS:  Lynn Sullivan - keyboard, Tom Daniels - bass, Chris Aubel - drums, Theresa Kalka - flute
CAST:  Joe Balding, Chris Coleman, Dana Gisser, Lynn Grabowski, Emily Maluski, Chris Neumann, Celeste Parsons, Cecilia Rinaldi, Charlie Smith, Terry Smith, Kaylla Steadman, Megan Wanczyk, Linda Watkins

more pictures! YouTube videos: Part I, Part II, Complete Show (Parts I and II)

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare; with original music composed and performed by Timothy S. Klugh
Sponsor:  Rocky Outdoor Gear Store
Director:  Celeste Parsons
Composer:  Timothy S. Klugh
May 10-12, 2012 at 8 p.m..; May 13, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Costume Designer:  Marlo Tinkham; Props:  Ardelle Donohue; Set Construction Leads:  Jim & Celeste Parsons; Light Board Operator:  Alaina McLaughlin; Sound Board Operator:  Jeff Swart; Refreshments Coordinator:  Chris Neumann; Usher Coordinator:  Kaylla Steadman; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Carol Ault, Joe Balding, Ruth Borovicka, Ken Bowald, Christine Brady, Jessica Cadle, Karen M. Chan, James Euto, Bethany Francis, David Potts, Cecilia Rinaldi, Arielle Giselle Rogers, Terry Smith, Kaylla Steadman, Marlo Tinkham


2010-2011

President - Celeste Parsons
Vice President - Emily Maluski
Corresponding Secretary - Sylvia Abbott
Recording Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Odd Couple postermore pictures!  OCTA honors
Program and Poster Illustrator:  Kit DeBerry

The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon
Director:  Karen M. Chan, Assistant Directors:  Kaylla Steadman & Miranda Miller
October 28, 29, 30, 2010 at 8 p.m.; October 31, 2010 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Design Concept:  Vera Bauluz; Set Designer:  Celeste Parsons; Interior Set Design:  Sandy Russell; Set Building Foreman:  Jim Parsons; Set Builders & Painters:  Joe Balding, Cody Bonds, Damiano Cinque, Nathan Glenn Hashman, Linzie McDargh, Jason Miller, Celeste Parsons, Ginny Puhl, Cecilia Rinaldi, Sandra Russell, Kaylla Steadman; Lighting Designer:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Cody Bonds; Lighting Crew:  Damiano Cinque, Linzie McDargh; Sound Designer:  Robin Barnes; Sound Board Operator:  Nathan Glenn Hashman; Costume Designer:  Marlo Tinkham; Costume Construction:  Erin Hogan, Patty Witmer; Dressers:  Erin Hogan, Jane Adams; Prop Artist:  Sandy Russell; Props Mistress:  Kaylla Steadman; Assistant Props Mistress:  Miranda Miller, Cecelia Rinaldi, Karlyn Steadman; Prop Runner:  Linzie McDargh, Kairah Prince; Fight Choreographer:  Shelly Riggs; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Carol Ault, Joe Balding, Damiano Cinque, Sylvia Abbott Conover, Ginny Puhl, Cecilia Rinaldi, Alexa Ross, Marlo Tinkham

Story of the Nutcracker postermore pictures!

The Story of the Nutcracker adapted by Celeste Parsons
Director:  Celeste Parsons
December 3 & 4, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.; December 5, 2010 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Designer:  Celeste Parsons; Lighting Designer & Light Board Operator:  Carol Ault; Light Board Operator:  Alexa Ross; Sound Board Operator:  Karlyn Steadman; Follow Spot Operator:  Adam Edwards; Fly Operator:  Jim Parsons; Costume Designer:  Nellie Werger; Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Refreshments Chairperson:  Cecilia Rinaldi; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan
MUSICIANS:  Amy Abercrombie (Keyboard), Wenjuan Zhaung (Violin)
CAST:  Joe Balding, Sofia Biegeleisen, Sydney Dicken, Briana Folden, Elizabeth Goldsberry, Nathan Hashman, Collin Hull, Courtney Hull, Lynn Hull, Matt Hull, Bill L'Heureux, Corinne Jones, Jean Louise Kristofco, Sydney Lewis, Tatum Lovsey, India Mitchell, Kairah Prince, Kelee Riesbeck, Sandy Russell, Kaylla Steadman, Andrea Thompson, Marlo Tinkham, Anna Wright

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof postermore pictures!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
Director:  Ron Luce
Assistant Director:  Cecilia Rinaldi
March 3, 4, & 5, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.; March 6, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
March 18 & 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre, Gallipolis, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Designer:  Celeste Parsons; Light Board Operator:  Marlo Tinkham; Sound Designer:  Jim Parsons; Sound Board Operators:  Jeff & Heather Morris; Costume Designer:  Patty Witmer; Props Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Fight Choreographer:  Shelly Riggs; Refreshments Chairperson:  Sandy Russell; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan
CAST:  Joe Balding, Robin Barnes, Ken Bowald, Karen M. Chan, Irie Green, Colin Hull, Courtney Hull, Matt Hull, Ron Luce, Talon Morris, Shifra Narasimhan, Celeste Parsons, Shelly Riggs, Sandy Russell, Bob Rymer, Kaylla Steadman, Heidi Wilhelm

The Pajama Gamemore pictures!

The Pajama Game a musical comedy based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell. Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell.
Director:  Norman Cohn; Musical Director:  Lynn Sullivan; Choreographers:  Gladys Bailin & Carol Ault
Assistant Director: Carol Ault
May 6-7 & 13-14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.; May 15, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Costumer:  Nellie Werger; Stage Managers:  Kaylla Steadman & Suzanne Ragg; Lighting Designer:  Robin Pickenpaugh; Light Board Operator:  Miranda Miller; Production Manager/Projections:  Jim Parsons; Follow Spot Operator:  Cat Lyons; Production Manager/Props Mistress:  Celeste Parsons; Refreshments Chairperson:  Alexa Ross; Publicity & Programs:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan; Special Effects:  Lawrence King
CAST: Sylvia Abbott, Jane Adams, Joe Balding, Angela Blair, Chris Coleman, Jenn Fritchley, Myca Haynes, Mindy King, Jodi MacNeal, Emily Maluski, Joseph L. Maxwell III, Neal Nesbitt, Christine Neumann, Gordon Pettey, Cecilia Rinaldi, Sandy Russell, Charlie Smith, Roger Varner, Linda Watkins, Heidi Wilhelm


2009-2010

President - Celeste Parsons
Vice President - Annah Abetti Korpi
Secretary - Valerie Schrader
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Wyrd Sisters postermore pictures!

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, with original music by Timothy S. Klugh
Director:  Dean Barker
October 29, 30, 31, 2009 at 8 p.m.; October 31 and November 1, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Lighting:  Adam Suntken, Brittany Shemuga, Neil Bateman; Costumes:  Nellie Werger; Stage Manager:  Lou Ann Jones; Props:  Suzanne Ragg; Sound Design:  Timothy S. Klugh; Running Crew for Lights & Sound:  Kaylla Steadman, Patty Witmer, Jennifer Metcalf
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Noah Adam, Carol Ault, Joe Balding, Cody Bonds, Debbie Campanali, Karen M. Chan, Norm Cohn, Tracy Corrigan, Dan Erlewine, Bruce Jones, Miranda Miller, Christine Neuman, Neal Nesbitt, Dawn O'Neal, Celeste Parsons, Jim Parsons, Cecilia Rinaldi, Mike Ritter, Clyde Tippie, Heidi Wilhelm, Sam Witmer

A Christmas Carol postermore pictures! behind the scenes

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Julia Stout
Director:  Julia Stout, Assistant Director:  Sylvia Abbott
December 4 & 5, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.; December 5, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Lighting Designer:  Carol Ault; Stage Crew:  Craig Dickelman, Pattie O'Brien, Ardell Donohue; Musical Director:  Lynn Sullivan; Costumes:  Julia Stout and Patty Witmer
CAST:  Joe Balding, Ken Bowald, Kelsey Bowald, Laurel Buschle, Norman Cohn, Dan Erlewine, Elise Erlewine, Linn Forhan, Audrey Grace, Wesley Grace, Jorah Grady, Miranda Miller, Will Perkins, Rebecca Perkins, Zach Riefler, Mike Ritter, Lauren Robinson, Valerie Schrader, Carole Stevens, Quenna Stewart, Don Stout, Katie Whaley, Alex Whaley, Alex Whaley, Kate Wilhelm, Heidi Wilhelm, Dayton Willison, Winter Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Sylvie Wilson, Annah Wright
Singers:  Debra Rentz and Andrea Thompson (soloists), Laurel Buschle, Linn Forhan, David Laulusa, Tracie Laulusa, Miranda Miller, Christine Neumann, Valerie Schrader, Jeff Wilson, Sam Witmer
Clog Dancers:  Miriam Robinson (choreographer), Laurie Anderson, Ruth Dudding, Kimmi Laulusa, Tracie Laulusa, Lauren Petersen, Juliann Whicker

Little Women postermore pictures!

Little Women a play by Peter Clapham, adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Director:  Valerie Schrader
March 4, 5, 6, 2010 at 8 p.m. and March 7, 2010 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Ass’t Director/Stage Manager:  Heidi Wilhelm; Ass’t Stage Manager:  Dan Erlewine; Set & Lighting Design:  Celeste Parsons; Lights:  Suzanne Ragg; Sound:  Lou Ann Jones; Prop Manager:  Ruth Borovicka; Costume Lead:  Patty Witmer; Costume Crew:  Christina Carper, Laurel Buschle; House Manager:  Ardelle Donohue; Publicity Committee:  Jim Parsons, Karen M. Chan, Emily Maluski; Poster Art:  Sandra Russell
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Angela Blair, Cody Bonds, Lynn Hull, Bruce Jones, Emily Maluski, Miranda Miller, Cecilia Rinaldi, Mike Ritter, Kaylla Steadman
Singers:  Laurel Buschle, Nicole Conn, Sarah Labovitz, Jodi MacNeal, Madisen Medley, Hannah Taulbee, Andrea Thompson, Alexandra Van Allen
Accompanist:  Debbie Campanali

Seussical postermore pictures!

Seussical a musical with 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.
Director:  Sylvia Abbott
May 7, 8, 14, 15, 2010 at 8 p.m. and May 16, 2010 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Musical Director:  Lynn Sullivan; Choreographer:  Carol Ault; Costumer:  Patty Witmer; Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Set Designer:  Celeste Parsons; Lighting Designer:  Michael Weiser; Stage Crew:  Ardelle Donohue; Lighting Crew:  Lou Ann Jones, Miranda Miller, Valerie Schrader; Sound Crew:  Mike Ritter; Publicity:  Jim Parsons, Emily Maluski, Karen M. Chan; Props:  Sandy Russell, Jim Parsons; Ushers:  Valerie Schrader; Refreshments:  Keith Conner
MUSICIANS:  Keyboard:  Lynn Sullivan; Flute/piccolo:  Tina Schlabach; Bass:  Tom Daniels; Drums:  Chris Aubell; Clarinet:  Brandon Wolf; Percussion:  Sarah Labovitz
CAST:  Jane Adams, Joe Balding, Jasper Davies, Jocelyn Davies, Jonas Davies, Rickii Davies, Jenn Fritchley, Irie Green, Nathan Hashman, Courtney Hull, Lynn Hull, Bruce Jones, Corrine Jones, Sarah Labovitz, Sydney Lewis, Jodi MacNeal, Kyli MacNeal, Emily Maluski, Neal Nesbitt, Celeste Parsons, Ginny Puhl, Samantha Rice, Charlie Smith, Kaylla Steadman, Andrea Thompson, Audrey  Tompkins, Linda Watkins


2008-2009

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Cecilia Rinaldi
Secretary - Celeste Parsons
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Messiah on the Frigidaire postermore pictures!

Messiah on the Frigidaire by John Culbertson
Director:  Celeste Parsons
November 13, 14, 15, 2008 at 8 p.m.; November 16, 2008 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Lighting:  Carol Ault; Costumes:  Nikki Moore; Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Ken Bowald, Chaz Canter, Karen M. Chan, Richard Corey Franklin, Bruce Jones, Heidi Wilhelm

A Christmas Memory postermore pictures!

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, staged version by Russell Vandenbroucke
Director:  Joe Balding
December 12 & 13, 2008 at 7 p.m.; December 13, 2008 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Lighting:  Carol Ault; Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Ushers:  Valerie Schrader; Carolers:  Annah Abetti Korpi
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Colin Hull, Suzanne Ragg

Li'l Abnermore pictures!

Li'l Abner Book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. Based on Characters Created by Al Capp. Original Direction and Choreography by Michael Kidd. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Music by Gene de Paul.
Director:  Sylvia Abbott; Music Director:  Lynn Sullivan; Choreographer:  Annah Abetti Korpi
Costumes:  Patty Witmer; Set:  Celeste Parsons; Lighting:  Shelly Riggs; Props:  Sharon Stufflebean & Suzanne Ragg
Stage Manager:  Andrew Norris; Lighting Crew:  Lou Ann Jones, Samantha Leffler, Dawn O'Neal
Publicity:  Karen M. Chan
Keyboard:  Lynn Sullivan, Flute:  Tina Schlabach, Clarinet:  Susan Climer, Percussion:  D.J. McAllister, Saxophone:  Charlie Smith
March 6-7, 13-14, 2009 at 8 p.m.; March 8, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Jane Adams, Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Alison Bartlett, Chaz Canter, Aaron Elsaesser, B. J. Heidlebaugh, Colin Hull, Courtney Hull, Dianna Jarvis, Bruce Jones, Emily Maluski, Neal Nesbitt, Chris Neumann, Mackenzie Perry, Suzanne Ragg, Sandy Russell, Valerie Schrader, Charlie Smith, Roger Springer, Quenna Stewart, Linda Watkins, David Whealey, Sam Witmer, Dan Yeatts

Dearly Beloved postermore pictures!

Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
Director:  Chris Coleman
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg
Publicity:  Karen M. Chan
May 7-9, 2009 at 8 p.m.; May 10, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Lynn Hull, Bruce Jones, Lisa Keeney, Celeste Parsons, Ginny Puhl, Tom Schmidt, Charlie Smith, Linda Watkins, Heidi Wilhelm

Quilters postermore pictures!

Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek.
Direction:  Celeste Parsons; Music Direction:  Lynn Sullivan; Choreography:  Annah Abetti Korpi
Costumes:  Patty Witmer; Set Design:  Celeste Parsons; Lighting Design:  Robin Pickenpaugh
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Stage Crew:  Ardelle Donohue, Sylvia Abbott; Lighting/Sound Crew:  Heidi Wilhelm
Publicity:  Karen M. Chan
Keyboard:  Lynn Sullivan, Flute:  Tina Schlabach, Violin:  Will Perkins, Guitar:  Dylan Barnes-Trout, Banjo:  Fritz Kessler
August 6-8, 2009 at 8 p.m.; August 9, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Robin Barnes, Angela Blair, Annah Abetti Korpi, Emily Maluski, Susan Maluski, Valerie Schrader, Tanyah Stone


2007-2008

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Cecilia Rinaldi
Secretary - Celeste Parsons
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Never Too Late Postermore pictures!

Never Too Late by Sumner Arthur Long
Director:  Carol Ault; Assistent Director:  Sylvia Abbott
November 1, 2, 3, 2007 at 8 p.m.; November 4, 2007 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Set:  Dean Barker; Lighting:  David Bower; Costumes:  Nellie Werger; Stage Manager:  Lou Ann Jones
CAST:  Wes Allen, Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Micki Brooks, Bruce Jones, Lisa Keeney, Neal Nesbitt, Paul Rohrer, Hayley Van Meter

The Boy Friend postermore pictures!

The Boy Friend by Sandy Wilson
Director:  Sylvia Abbott; Music Director:  Lynn Sullivan
Choreographer:  Julie Stout, Ass't Choreographer:  Annah Abetti Korpi
Costumes:  Patty Witmer, Set:  Celeste Parsons, Lighting:  Carol Ault & Shelly Riggs
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg
Keyboard:  Lynn Sullivan, Flute:  Tina Schlabach, Clarinet:  Susan Climer, Percussion:  Turner Matthews
February 29, March 1, 7, 8, 2008 at 8 p.m.; March 9, 2008 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Joe Balding, Alison Bartlett, Chaz Canter, Karen M. Chan, Bill L’Heureux, Annah Abetti Korpi, Celeste Parsons, Paul Rohrer, Tom Schmitz, Valerie Schrader, Charlie Smith, Andy Stone, Tanyah Stone, Linda Watkins, Sam Witmer

Harvey Postermore pictures!

Harvey by Mary Chase
Director:  Norman Cohn
Costumes:  Celeste Parsons, Set:  Dean Barker, Lighting:  Shelly Riggs, Artwork:  Sandy Russell
Stage Manager:  Lou Ann Jones
Piano:  Peg McDargh
May 8, 9, 10, 2008 at 8 p.m.; May 11, 2008 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Bruce Jones, Lou Ann Jones, Celeste Parsons, Heidi Wilhelm


2006-2007

President - Carol Ault
Vice President - Karen M. Chan
Secretary - Christine Neumann
Treasurer - Jim Parsons

Plays

Anne Frank Postermore pictures! behind the scenes

The Diary of Anne Frank dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Director:  Norman Cohn
November 2, 3, 4, 2006 at 8 p.m.; November 5, 2006 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Set:  Dean Barker; Lighting:  Sarah Riffle; Costumes:  Patty Witmer
CAST:  Joe Balding, Ruth Borovicka, Ken Bowald, Laura Dakin, Sue Elser, Bruce Jones, Neal Nesbitt, Celeste Parsons, Annmarie Steffes, Dayton Willison

Mattress Postermore pictures! behind the scenes

Once upon a Mattress dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Director:  Celeste Parsons; Musical Director:  Nellie Werger; Choreographers:  Carol Ault & Joe Balding
March 2, 3, 9, 10, 2007 at 8 p.m.; March 11, 2007 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Set:  Celeste Parsons; Lighting:  David Bower; Costumes:  Patty Witmer; Props:  Vera Bauluz
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Annah Abetti, Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Becca Farley, Stephanie Hunter, Bruce Jones, Neal Nesbitt, Chris Neumann, Cecilia Rinaldi, Doreen Rinehart, Sandra Russell, Tom Schmitz, Molly Jo Stanley, Tanyah Stone, Emily Tompkins, Sam Witmer

Evening of Comedy PosterAdaptation pictures! The Actor's Nightmare pictures! Final Dress Rehearsal pictures!

An Evening of Comedy:  three one-act plays
Director:  David Bower
May 10, 11, 12, 2007 at 8 p.m.; May 13, 2007 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
Stage Manager:  Suzanne Ragg; Co-Stage Managers:  Sylvia Abbott & Cecilia Rinaldi; Costumes:  Patty Witmer; Prop Crew:  Carol Ault & Celeste Parsons; Production Manager:  Jim Parsons; Light Crew:  Robert Thompson; Stage Crew:  Vera Bauluz & Erron Allen
Adaptation by Elaine May
CAST:  Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Ken Bowald, Molly Jo Stanley
The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang
CAST:  Joe Balding, Ruth Borovicka, Bruce Jones, Hayley Van Meter, Linda Watkins
Final Dress Rehearsal by Jack Frakes
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Robin Barnes, Pat Elisar, Sue Elser, Ryan Gilliom, Amy King, Andrew McGlaughlin, Cecilia Rinaldi, Sandra Russell, Annmarie Steffes, Tanyah Stone, Hayley Van Meter, Sam Witmer


2005-2006

President - Carol Ault
Vice President - Celeste Parsons
Secretary - Christine Neumann
Treasurer - Sylvia Abbott

Plays

Belles Poster more pictures!

Belles by Mark Dunn
Director:  Celeste Parsons
October 20, 21, 22, 2005 at 8 p.m.; October 23, 2005 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Carol Ault, Robin Barnes, Travis Del Matto, Jennifer Edwards, Kim Mather, Becky Prater, Tawna Rogers

Oliver Poster Act I, Act II

Oliver! by Lionel Bart
Director:  Sylvia Abbott; Music Director:  Lynn Sullivan; Choreography:  Julie Stout
March 3, 4, 10, 11, 2006 at 8 p.m.; March 5, 2006 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Bailey Barrows, Alison Bartlett, Karen M. Chan, Katie Chaney, Becca Farley, Kathy Guilino, Steve Haskins, Abbey Hobbs, Emily Hobbs, Cheryse Hubbard, Courtney Hull, Bruce Jones, Lisa Keeney, Samantha Leffler, Rachel Luce, Christine Neumann, Celeste Parsons, Ali Purcell, Cecilia Rinaldi, Sandra Russell, Kelly Schlabach, Tom Schmitz, Charlie Smith, Julie Stout, Ian Taylor, Courtney Thomas, Emily Tompkins, Laura Tobar, Liam Tompkins, James Van Hook, Linda Watkins, Andrew Weed, Dayton Willison

Man Who Came To Dinner PosterShow Pictures, Stanley Home, Mummy Case

The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart and George Kaufman
Director:  Norman Cohn
May 11, 12, 13, 2006 at 8 p.m.; March 14, 2006 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Carol Ault, Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Ken Bowald, David Bower, Katie Chaney, Tracy Corrigan, Jennifer Edwards, Steve Haskins, Bruce Jones, Lou Ann Jones, Neal Nesbitt, Celeste Parsons, Jim Parsons, David Peffer, Cecilia Rinaldi, Rusty Rittenhouse, Tawna Rogers, Joshua Steele, Roland Swardson, Enrico Tan, Sam Witmer
Technical Staff (not in cast):  Nikki White, Sarah Riffle, Mike LeClain


2004-2005

President - Carol Ault
Vice President - Celeste Parsons
Secretary - Katie Chaney
Treasurer - Sylvia Abbott

Plays

Farndale Poster more pictures!

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.
Director:  Chris Coleman
November 4, 5, 6, 2004 at 8 p.m.; November 7, 2004 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Carol Ault, Joe Balding, Ginny Puhl, Linda Watkins

CA Suite Postermore pictures!

California Suite by Neil Simon
Directors:  Charlie Smith, Linda Watkins, Tawna Rogers, Joe Balding
March 10, 11, 12, 2005 at 8 p.m.; March 13, 2005 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Carol Ault, Miki Brooks, Katie Chaney, Nick Claussen, Lee Ann Dillhoff, Steve Haskins, Bruce Jones, Celeste Parsons, Tom Schmitz, Helen Slack, Charlie Smith, Krista Wagner, and David Whealey

And Then There Were None Postermore pictures!

And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians) by Agatha Christie
Director:  Norman Cohn
May 5, 6, 7, 2005 at 8 p.m.; May 8, 2005 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Joe Balding, Dean Barker, Tracy Corrigan, Steve Haskins, Bruce Jones, Celeste Parsons, Hannah Martin, Shelly Riggs, Cecilia Rinaldi, Jennifer Edwards, David Whealey


2003-2004

President - Norman Cohn
Vice President - Celeste Parsons
Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Sylvia Abbott

Plays

Rumors Poster more pictures!

Rumors by Neil Simon
Director:  Norman Cohn
November 5, 6, 7, 8, 2003 at 8 p.m.; November 9, 2003 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Shelly Riggs, Tom Schmitz, Ginny Puhl, Steve Haskins, Charlie Smith, Linda Watkins, Chris Coleman, Tawna Rogers, Sylvia Abbott, Marda Rose

Sound of Music Poster more pictures!

Sound of Music by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Director:  Sylvia Abbott (acting), Lynn Sullivan (music), Toby Douglas (choreography)
Orchestra:  Lynn Sullivan, Jonathan Cox, Tina Schlabach, Jessica Schlabach, Eric Carleson
March 5, 6, 12, 13, 2004 at 8 p.m.; March 14, 2004 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Katie Chaney, Lisa Keeney, Sonja Coble, Linda Watkins, Ann Rathbun, Ted Alexander, Adam Gibson, Celeste Parsons, Christine Beam, Dayton Willison, Laura Dakin, Sam Witmer, Corina Dalzell, Emily Tompkins, Kelly Schlabach, John Stiens, Christine Neumann, Megan McCoy, Joe Balding, Greg Feldman, Jim Parsons, Bruce Jones, Kathy Gulino, Miki Brooks, Cecilia Rinaldi, Phyllis Dean, Laura Werger, Nikki Moeller, Jennifer Cochran, Heidi Mender, Nicki Mazzocca, Alli Purcell, Lou Ann Jones, Steve Haskins

Dearly Departed Poster more pictures!

Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Director:  Chris Coleman
May 6, 7, 8, 2004 at 8 p.m.; May 9, 2004 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Linda Watkins, Steve Haskins, Ginny Puhl, Greg Feldman, Shelly Riggs, Joe Balding, Nicki Mazzocca, Ted Alexander, Dustin Lee, Heidi Mender, Constance Roberts, David Hoxworth, Emily Taulbee, Tom Schmitz, Carol Ault


2002-2003

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Tawna Rogers
Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Sylvia Abbott

Plays

Sherlock's Last Case Postermore pictures!

Sherlock's Last Case by Charles Marowitz
Director:  Ted Alexander
November 8, 9, 15, 16, 2002 at 8 p.m.; November 17, 2002 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Ted Alexander, Joe Balding, Rosmin Heinichen, John Knouse, Nancy Nisbett

Is There Life After High School Poster more pictures!

Is There Life After High School? by Jeffrey Kindley and Craig Carnelia
Directors:  Norman S. Cohn (acting); Lynn Sullivan (music)
Orchestra:  Lynn Sullivan, David Edgell
March 7, 8, 14, 15, 2003 at 8 p.m.; March 16, 2003 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Lynn Sullivan, Linda Watkins, Chad Hall, Celeste Parsons, Ginny Puhl, Charlie Smith, Chris Coleman, Karen M. Chan, Tom Schmitz, Joe Balding, Tawna Rogers

Connecticut Yankee Postermore pictures!

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by John Fuller
Director:  Steve Haskins
May 9, 10, 16, 17, 2003 at 8 p.m.; May 18, 2003 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Jacob Barlow, Katilyn Fox, Constance Roberts, Joe Balding, David Whealey, Jennifer Edwards, Michael Mazzocca, Travis Del Matto, Caroline Bernards, Erin Mazzocca, Evelyn Nagy, Ed Venrick, Doreen Jones, Bruce Jones, Kristin DaWalt, Shelly Riggs


2001-2002

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Christine Neumann
Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Sylvia Abbott

Plays

Moon Over Buffalo Poster more pictures!

Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig
Director:  Christopher Coleman
November 9, 10, 16, 17, 2001 at 8 p.m.; November 18, 2001 at 3 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Ted Alexander, Joseph Balding, Karen M. Chan, Kevin Kunz, Dianna Loudner, Nicki Mazzocca, Tom Schmitz, Julie Stout

The 1940's Radio Hour Postermore pictures!

The 1940's Radio Hour by Walton Jones
Directors:  Sylvia Abbott (acting), Lynn Sullivan (music)
April 19, 20, 26, 27, 2002 at 8 p.m.; April 28, 2002 at 3 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Ted Alexander, Joe Balding, Marvin Bowman, Chris Coleman, Lee Ann Dillhoff, David Edgell, David Hoxworth, Celeste Parsons, Tawna Rogers, Terrence Smith, Lynn Sullivan, Ed Venrick, Linda Watkins, David Whealey

Crimes of the Heart Postermore pictures!

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Director:  Steve Haskins
May 9, 10, 11, 2002 at 8 p.m.; May 12, 2002 at 3 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Christine Neumann, Janice Wallenburg, Sean Mitchell, Rebecca Rieder, Dianna Loudner, Charlie Smith


2000-2001

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Andrew Stonerock
Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Jim Balding

Plays

Wild Honey Poster more pictures!

Wild Honey by Michael Frayn
Director:  Christina Chica Salerno
November 10, 11, 17, 18, 2000 at 8 p.m.; November 19, 2000 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Chris Coleman, Carly Crow, Julia Stout, Marvin Bowman, James Cochran, Joe Balding, Madeleine Burns, Heidi Mender, Terrence Smith, Alissa Cockrill, Nick Claussen, Marrakesh Glasspool-Frugia, Christine Neumann, Andy Bateman, Nicki Mazzocca, Mike Mazzocca, Dawn Salas

All Because of Agatha Poster more pictures!

All Because of Agatha by Jonathan Troy
Director:  Christopher Coleman
March 1, 2, 3, 2001 at 8:00 p.m.; March 4, 2001 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Charlie Smith, Ginny Puhl, Lisa Keeney, Joe Balding, Tawna Rogers, Sylvia Abbott, Dawn Salas, David Whealey, Terry Smith, Betty Pickett

Bedroom Farce Poster more pictures!

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn
Director:  Norman Cohn, Sylvia Abbott (assistant director)
Chris Coleman (set & costume design), Andrew Stonerock (lighting design), Kevin Kunz (sound design), Craig Dickelman (stage manager), Chris Neumann & Carol Patterson (lights), Valerie Decker (sound), Steve Haskins & Tawna Rogers (publicity), E. V. Foreman (design consultant)
May 4, 5, 11, 12, 2001 at 8 p.m.; May 13, 2001 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Joseph Balding, Marvin Bowman, Christopher Coleman, Tracy Corrigan, Kevin Kunz, Leslie Palumbo, Linda Watkins, Heidi Wilhelm


1999-2000

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Tawna Rogers
Secretary - Sylvia Abbott
Treasurer - Jim Balding

Plays

Night of January 16th Poster more pictures!

Night of January 16th by Ayn Rand
Director:  Sylvia Abbott
October 8, 9, 15, 16, 1999 at 8 p.m.; October 17, 1999 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Steve Haskins, Joe Balding, Linda Watkins, Lisa Keeney, Betty Pickett, Kevin Smyth, David J. Whealey, Carol Ault, Charlie Smith, Tawna Rogers, Terry Smith, Tom Schmidt, Teresa Cooper, Jim Balding, Connie Roberts, Heidi Mender, Heather Johnson, Dianna Loudner, Marvin Bowman

Poster for Christmas Shows more pictures!

A Christmas Memory adaptation by Russell Vandenbrouke, from the short story by Truman Capote and The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder
Director:  Mark Mann
December 10, 11, 17, 18, 1999 at 8 p.m.; December 19, 1999 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:
A Christmas Memory - Michael Mazzocca, Sylvia Abbott and Mark Mann
The Long Christmas Dinner - Linda Watkins, Betty Pickett, Steve Haskins, Marvin Bowman, Joe Balding, Pat Berry Fraze, Susan Honohan, Barbara Jean Carriere, Sylvia Abbott

Into the Woods Postermore pictures!

Into The Woods Music by Stephen Sondheim/Book by James Lapine
Directors:  Chica Salerno (acting), Lynn Sullivan (music)
Craig Ddickleman & Carol Ault (stage manager), Martha Noblet (assistant stage manager) Chris Coleman (costume design), Andrew Stonerock (lighting design), Steve Haskins (set design), Michael Biddle (prop design), Heidi Mender (production assistant)
Orchestra:  Lynn Sullivan, Kristen Nelson, Andrew Lampela, Tiffany Bridgeman, Jeremy Sheets
March 10, 11, 17, 18, 2000 at 8 p.m.; March 19, 2000 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Joe Balding, Amanda Bosley, Chanda Calentine, Alexis Chancellor, Norman Cohn, Chris Coleman, Ginger Collins, Denise Fitzpatrick, Lea Hamilton, Alexis Kozlowski, Jim Magnussun, Nicki Mazzocca, Heidi Mender, Christine Neumann, Celeste Parsons, Tyler Ramage, Kelly Rogers, Tawna Rogers, Terrence Smith, Kevin Smyth, Linda Watkins

Cahoots Postermore pictures!

Cahoots by Rick Johnston
Director:  Steve Haskins
May 19, 20, 26, 27, 2000 at 8 p.m.; May 28, 2000 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Chris Coleman, Denise Fitzpatrick, Ginny Puhl, Tom Schmitz, Charlie Smith


1998-1999

President - Marvin Bowman
Vice President - Karen Hughes
Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Jim Balding
Facilities Coordinator - Lonny Fraze
Publicity Coordinator - Tawna Rogers

Plays

See How They Run Poster more pictures!

See How They Run by Philip King
Director:  Richard Stevens
October 16, 17, 23, & 24, 1998 at 8 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Heidi Mender, Karen Hughes, Charles W. Smith, "Ginger" Collins, Joe Balding, David J.Whealey, Terrence J. Smith, Steve Haskins, Paul "Jake" Jacobson

Steel Magnolias Postermore pictures!

Steel Magnolias by Richard Harling
Director:  Sylvia Abbott
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
November 13, 14, 20, & 21, 1998 at 8 p.m.; November 15, 1998 at 2 p.m.
CAST:  Letha Conner, Megan Ebenhoh, Lisa Keeney, Dianna Loudner, Ginny Puhl, Linda Watkins

Shirley Valentine Poster more pictures!

Shirley  Valentine by Willy Russell
Director:  Lonny Fraze
February 5, 6, 12, & 13, 1999 at 8 p.m.; February 14, 1999 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Pat Berry Fraze

Forum Poster more pictures!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim (Music and Lyrics); Book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove
Directors:  Carol Patterson (acting), Lynn Sullivan (music)
Michael Biddle (scenic designer), David Makuch (lighting designer), Chris Coleman & Jutta Ingmar Magnusson (costume designer), Amanda Bosley (stage manager)
Orchestra:  Lynn Sullivan, Nacy Carr, Chris Almonte, Julie Bush, Ryan Vanbibber
March 5, 6, 12, & 13, 1999 at 8 p.m.; March 7, 1999 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST Norman Cohn, Bruce Keeney, Karen Hughes, Steve Smith, Temar Rayshon Underwood, Marvin Bowman, Jutta Ingaar Magnusson, Paul "Jake" Jacobson, Katri Montonen, Ginny Puhl, Rebecca Grubb, Susanna Grubb, Linda Watkins, Kristin Aston, Catherine "Ginger" Collins, Tyler Ramage, Chris Coleman, Joe Balding
 
Present Laughter Poster more pictures!

Present Laughter by Noel Coward
Director:  Lonny Fraze
April 30, May 1, 7, & 8, 1999 at 8 p.m.; May 2, 1999 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Anne Payne, Marti Dolata, David J. Whealey, Carol Ault, Ron Luce, Linda Smith, Charlie Smith, Steve Haskins, Michael Wootton, Tawna Rogers, Sylvia Abbott


1997-98

President - Marvin Bowman
Vice President - Karen Hughes
Secretary - Linda Watkins
Treasurer - Jim Balding
Facilities Coordinator - Neil Olcott; Lonny Fraze Dec. 1997
Publicity Coordinator - Tawna Rogers
Advisors:  Norman Cohn; Berry Dilley; Ron Luce

Plays

I'll Be Back Before Midnight Poster more pictures!

I'll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley.
Director:  Steve Haskins.
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 1997 at 8 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Ginger Collins, Aaron Deuschle, Joe Balding, Ginny Puhl

Yiddish Trojan Women Postermore pictures!

The Yiddish Trojan Women by Carol Braverman
Director:  Lonny Fraze
December 5, 6, 11, 12, 1997 at 8 p.m.; December 7, 1997 at 2 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship Hall, Athens, Ohio
CAST:  Pat Berry, Rebecca Davis Hancock, Bill Harris, Karen Hughes, Lander Rose

Funny Girl Poster more pictures!

Funny Girl Book by Isobel Lennart, Music by Jules Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Directors:  Ron Luce, Lynn Sullivan (music)
Dee Jung (choreographer), Joe Balding (ass't choreographer), Steve Haskins (set designer), O'Linda Jansupka (set designer & scenic artist), Char Rae (costume coordinator), Rick Perdue (stage manager), Quinn Powers (lighting director), Becci Moore (assistant to the director), Tawna Rogers (publicity), John Ray (publicity)
March 6, 7, 13, 14 1998 at 8 p.m.; March 8, 1998 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
PRINCIPALS:  Tawna Rogers, Joe Balding, Steve Haskins, Jewel Cavinee, Linda Watkins, Marvin Bowman
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Sarah Bailey, Jeanie Carter, Patty Coon, Marti Dolata, Greg Gill, Luke Hall, Karen Hughes, Paul Jacobson, Lisa Keeney, Rachel Luce, Heidi Mender, Christine Neumann, Will North, Misty Perry, Cassey Pitts, Lacey Pitts, Ginny Puhl, Jennifer Radcliffe, Connie Roberts, Kelly Rogers, Mindy Seymour, Emily Simpkins, Terrence Smith, David Whealey

Romantic Comedy Postermore pictures!

Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade
Director:  Pat Elisar
April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 1998 at 8 p.m.; April 26, 1998 at 2 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Robin Barnes, Catherine "Ginger" Collins, Tracy Corrigan, Pat Berry Fraze, Paul "Jake" Jacobsen, Dave Peffer

Nunsense Poster more pictures!

Nunsense by Dan Goggin
Directors:  Joe Balding (acting), Lynn Sullivan (music)
August 7, 8, 9, 1998 at 8 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Karen Hughes, Ginny Puhl, Tawna Rogers, Linda Watkins


1996-97

President - Charlie Lewis (Aug. - Oct. 96)
President - Marvin Bowman (Nov. 96 - July 97)
Vice President - Marvin Bowman (Aug.- Dec. 96)
Vice President - Karen Hughes(Jan. - July 97)
Secretary - Celia Hollander-Lewis (Aug. - Oct. 96)
Secretary - Linda Watkins (Nov. 96 - July 97)
Treasurer - Jim Balding
Production Coordinator - Vacant
Facilities Coordinator - Neil Olcott
Director of Development - Vacant
House Management - Dora Badger
Publicity Coordinator - Tawna Rogers

Plays

Greater Tuna Postermore pictures!

Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Spears, and Ed Howard
Director:  Lonny Fraze
March 7, 8, 14, 15, 1997 at 8 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship Hall, Athens
CAST:  Steve Haskins, Pat Berry

Nunsense Poster more pictures!

Nunsense by Dan Goggin
Directors:  Ron Luce (acting), Lynn Sullivan (music)
April 4, 5, 11, and 12, 1997 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
CAST:  Sylvia Abbott, Karen Hughes, Ginny Puhl, Tawna Rogers, Linda Watkins
 

Squabbles Postermore pictures!

Squabbles by Marshall Karp
Director:  Pat Berry
May 30, 31, June 6, 7, 1997 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
CAST:  Joe Balding, Richard Stevens, Neil Olcott, Lander Rose, Jane Richter, Lonny Fraze, Carol Ault


1995-96

President - Norman Cohn
Vice President - Charlie Lewis
Secretary - Betty Hollow
Treasurer - Jim Balding
Production Coordinator - Steve Haskins
Facilities Coordinator - Neil Olcott
Director of Development - Alvi McWilliams
House Management - Jane Richter
Publicity Coordinator - Berry Dilley, Tawna Rogers

Plays

White and Black Postermore White Liars pictures! more Black Comedy pictures!

The White Liars and Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer
Director:  Ron Luce
November 10, 11, 17, 18, 1995 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
White Liars Cast:  Karen Hughes, Jason Secondi, Joel Rathbone, Joe Balding
Black Comedy Cast:  Neil Olcott, Marda Rose, Linda Watkins, Andy Neill, Joe Balding, Ginny Puhl, David Whealey, Steve Haskins
 

Flowers for Algernon Poster

Flowers for Algernon by David Rogers (book by Daniel Keyes)
Director:  Carol Patterson
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 1996 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
CAST:  Don Cleary Jr., Marvin Bowman, Tracy Corrigan, Joe Balding, Mickey Prisley, Aurelio Perez, Jen Wylie, Linda Watkins, Sergio Ulloa, Kathy Cooper, Neil Olcott, Jonathan Winters, Laurel Wamsley, Olivia Goldsberry, Rick Perdue, Christine Neumann, Amy Walls, Tawna Rogers, Karen Hughes, Jason Secondi
 

Baby Postermore pictures!

Baby by Sybille Pearson, David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directors:  Violet Brenner (acting), Celia Hollander-Lewis (music), Tricia Zalenski (choreography)
May 10, 11, 17, 18, 1996 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
CAST:  Joe Balding, Charlie Lewis, Christine Neumann, Amy Nusbaum, Neil Olcott, Ginny Puhl, Tawna Rogers, David Whealey, Linda Watkins, Joe Zangardi


1994-95

President - Debbie Daniels
Vice President - Norman Cohn
Secretary - Cheryl Manuel
Treasurer - Jim Balding
Production Coordinator - Steve Haskins
Facilities Coordinator - Brenda Van Meter
Director of Development - Emily Vacolas
House Management - Jane Richter
Publicity Coordinator - Berry Dilley

Plays

Working Poster

Working by Studs Terkel, Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
Directors:  Cheryl Verbeck-Manuel (acting), Don Cleary (music), Billy Bruce (choreography)
November 11, 12, 18, 19, 1994 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
CAST:  Joe Balding, Angel Cleary, Sonja Coble, Harlan Dalzell, James Grimes, Steve Haskins, Lisa Keeney, Charlie Lewis, D. Andrew Manuel, Neil Olcott, Tim Pigman, Jennifer Radcliffe, Marda Rose, Linda Watkins

Poster for Two Playsmore Old Acquaintance pictures! more The Death of the Old Man pictures!

Old Acquaintance by Brad Craddock
Director:  Denise Gabriel
March 3, 4, 10, 11, 1995 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
CAST:  Berry Dilley, Mike Wootton

The Death of the Old Man
by Horton Foote
Director:  Brian Christopher
March 3, 4, 10, 11, 1995 at 8 p.m.
CAST:  Tawna Rogers, Joe Balding, Tim Smith, Neil Olcott, Pat Berry Fraze, Ron Luce and Sarah Irene Nehrig

Once Upon a Clothesline Postermore pictures!

Once Upon A Clothesline by Aurand Harris
Directors:  Debbie Daniels and Brenda Van Meter
Leigh Lamattina (stage manager), Steve Haskins (set designer), Lynn John (costume design), Charlie Lewis (sound design), Gillian Berchowitz (lighting), Erica Daniels & Lindsey Daniels (sound)
May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 1995 at 8 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, Chauncey
CAST:  Patrick Balding, Andrea Berchowitz, Jessica Biddlestone, Laura Lee Branner, Lauren Daniels, Avery Eslocker, Paul Hillard, Mark Ingram, Hanna John-Conry, Gretchen Kelmer, Annie Kerkian, Marisa Muntean, Carl Ortman, Emily Van Meter


1993-94

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Debbie Daniels
Secretary - Cheryl Verbeck
Treasurer - Jim Balding
Production Coordinator - Steve Haskins
Artistic Representative - Pat Berry Fraze
At-Large Representative - Berry Dilley

Plays

Cinderella Postermore pictures!

Cinderella by Van Ibsen
Directors:  Cheryl Verbeck (acting), Berry Dilley (choreography)
November 19, 20, 21, 1993 at 8 p.m.
Athens Middle School Auditorium, Athens
CAST:  Jessica-Nicole Aiken, Joe Balding, Andrew Bockhorst, Brian Christopher, Debbie Daniels, Avery Hammonds, Steve Haskins, Karen Hughes, Lynn John, Julie Prudich, Dara Rudick, Lisa J. Rupp, Ajamohn Sudberry, Patrica Thomas, Larissa Trout, Bryan Warren, David Whealey, Tricia Zalewski
 

Painting Churches Postermore pictures!

Painting Churches by Tina Howe
Director:  Lonny Fraze
February 11, 12, 18, 19, 1994 at 8 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship Hall, Athens
CAST:  Pat Berry, Steve Haskins, Adele C. Ford
 

Charlie Brown Postermore pictures!

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
Director:  Sylvia Abbott (acting), Lynn Sullivan (music), Lisa J. Rupp (choreography)
March 3, 4, 10, 11, 1994 at 8 p.m.; March 5, 12, 1994 at 2 p.m.
Athens Senior Center, Athens
CAST:  Joe Balding, Susan Westenbarger, Lisa J. Rupp, Ryan Chamberlain, J. P. Pancake, Dara Rudick, Philip Venrick, Leigh Lamattina, Jessica Jones, Dara Rudick
 

Gin Game Postermore pictures!

The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn
Director:  Steve Haskins
May 6, 7, 13, 14, 1994 at 8 p.m.
Location:  Athens Senior Center
CAST:  Edie Smith, Norman Cohn


1992-93

President - Joe Balding
Vice President - Pat Berry Fraze
Treasurer - Linda Taylor
2nd Vice President/Secretary - Beth Watson
Production Representative - Steve Haskins
Artistic Representative - Billy Bruce
House Representative - Pat Elisar
Member at Large - Chris Barnhart

Plays

Best Christmas Pageant Ever Poster

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Directors:  Beth Watson (acting), Helen Garrison (music)
December 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 1992 at 8 p.m.; December 12, 20, 1992 at 2 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship Hall, Athens, and McArthur Community Center, McArthur
CAST:  Hayley Van Meter, Alexandra Cappelletti, Erica Daniels, Natalie Kruse, Emily Van Meter, Wren Kruse, David Whealey, Susan Westenbarger, Kathleen Swan, Patrick Balding, Joe Balding, Debbie Daniels, Helen Garrison, Kathleen Reeves, Shawn Baird, Paul Grimes, Emily Tolbert, Josh Manske, Annie Kerkian, Aaron Bauman, Larissa Trout, Issac Trout, Jonah Mullins, Carl Ortman, Amy McLaren, Lauren Daniels, Jennifer Cecil, Will Kruse, Rebecca Reeves, Chrissy Balding, Steve Haskins

Attitude Poster

I'm About to Develop an Attitude was conceived and directed by Spence Watson. It consisted of five short one-act plays by various playwrites, with music (by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.) between each one. The one-acts were Sure Thing by David Ives, Hal and Cathy by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, The Message by Walter Vail, Johnny and Wilma by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, and I'm Herbert by Robert Anderson.
Directors:  Spence Watson (acting), Clint Walker (music)
February 26, 27, March 5, 6, 1993 at 8 p.m.; February 28, 1993 at 2 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship Hall, Athens
CAST:  Ginny Puhl, Norman Cohn, Joe Balding, Susan Westenbarger, Steve Haskins, John Matuzak, Linda Watkins, Neil Olcott, Ellen Tait, Scott Scribner, Karen Hughes, Bruce Keeney, Debbie Daniels, David Whealey, Bunny Baldwin, Berry Dilley

Godspell Poster

Godspell by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz
Director/Choreographer-Billy Bruce; Musical Director:  Dan Tomlin
April 22, 23, 29, 30, 1993 at 8 p.m.; April 24, May 1, 1993 at 2 p.m.
Athens Middle School Auditorium, Athens
CAST:  Becca Allison, Rachel M. Arthur, Joe Balding, Andy Bauer, Jerome Begin, Bob Burian, M. Angel Cleary, Louis Dash III, Wendy Gewanter, James S. Grimes, Lisa Flanagan, Anesia Renee Kimbrough, Kevin Kunz, Ryan S. Lini, Rodger Pille, Katy McCune, Laura McDonald, Samuel J. Schisler, Cheryl Verbeck

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