A managing editor of a Chicago newspaper fights to keep his star reporter on the story of a condemned anarchist's jailbreak, when the reporter is ready to quit and get married.
Performed at the Old Delaware County Courthouse in the fall of 2018
Hildy Johnson - Bud Kalbaugh
Walter Burns - David Hejmanowski
Peggy Grant - Cat Hodge
Mrs. Grant - Melody Long
Mollie Malloy - Laurie Laporta
Earl Williams - Chris Chidester
Sheriff Hartman - Mike Wintering
Woodenshoes Eichorn - Mark Price
Mayor Cornelius Blatt - John Miller
Diamond Lou - Warren Hart
Bensinger - Brian White
Murphy - Monte
Schwartz - Ken Schwartz
Wilson - Annette Schwatz
McCue - Brian Smith
Mrs. Schlosser -
Mr. Pincus - Antoinette Miller
In Roger Miller and William Hauptman's musical adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, rebellious teenager Huck takes off on a raft with runaway slave Jim, encountering conmen, an orphaned family and bigotry along the way.
Performed at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Chappelear Drama Center in the Summer of 2018
Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.
Performed at the Old Delaware County Courthouse in the fall of 2017.
A girl achieves her dream of performing on a TV dance show in 1960s Baltimore — and works to integrate the show in the process — in this musical version of the John Waters film.
Performed at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in the fall of 2017.
Accomplished sports writer Mitch Albom (Hank Azaria) feels that his life is lacking, despite his success. When Mitch watches a television interview with his former university professor, Morrie Schwartz (Jack Lemmon), he is moved to reconnect with his old mentor, who is struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease. As Mitch and Morrie get reacquainted, they engage in thoughtful conversations about a variety of significant topics, including love, happiness and death.
Performed at the Salvation Army Campground in Delaware Ohio in the Fall of 2015.
A.R. Gurney's two-character play follows the relationship between a stuffy W.A.S.P. and a free-spirited woman, throughout their lives from childhood to death, as chronicled in the letters they write to each other. The play is very simply presented, generally with the two actors seated at a table, reading from the script, as if from letters.
Performed at Blend of Seven Winery in the winter of 2016.
The nation's fathers harmonize their way through the founding of America in this musical adapted from a popular Broadway show. Colonial representatives gather in Philadelphia with the aim of establishing a set of governmental rules for the burgeoning United States. Benjamin Franklin (Howard da Silva) and John Adams (William Daniels) charge Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard) with the work of writing a statement announcing the new country's emancipation from British rule.
Performed at Delaware Hayes High School Performing Arts Center in the fall of 2016.
Two Americans game-hunting in Scotland happen upon a mysterious village in which the people dress and speak as if from another era. One of the Americans is drawn to one of the Scottish lasses and must choose between the magical Brigadoon and his conventional fiancée back in New York.
Performed at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Chappelear Drama Center in the Summer of 2015.
A group of Louisiana women bond and gossip at a local beauty shop while following the marriage and motherhood of one of the customer's daughters. Robert Harling's play made its 2005 Broadway debut after a 1987 off-Broadway premiere and successful 1989 film version.
Performed at a local hair salon in downtown Delaware in the fall of 2015.
Two World War II vets have become partners in a song-and-dance act after the war. Looking for love, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to a gig at a Vermont lodge, which happens to be owned by their former army commander General Waverly.
Performed at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Chappelear Drama Center in the Summer of 2014.
A Musical Tribute to Vincente Minnelli
Performed at the Salvation Army Campground in Delaware Ohio in the Fall of 2013.
A drama critic must deal with his eccentric family, including two sweet aunts who cheerfully poison elderly men with elderberry wine.
Performed at the Zion UCC Church located in Delaware Ohio in the Fall of 2013,
An imprisoned Miguel de Cervantes gets his fellow inmates to enact the story of his novel, Don Quixote, about an aged nobleman who declares himself a "knight errant" out to do battle for good and the love of a fair maiden, in Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion and Dale Wasserman's musical adaptation of the classic Cervantes novel.
Performed at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Chappelear Drama Center in the Summer of 2013.
A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchly "mother"), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musicalize the Biblical story of a young man whose brothers are jealous of their father's favoritism toward him and the beautiful coat he receives as a gift. They sell him into slavery in Egypt, telling their father he has been murdered, but he ultimately becomes important to the Pharaoh through his ability to interpret dreams.
The poems of Edgar Lee Masters, as adapted by Charles Aidman, paint a picture of the lives of the residents of the fictional town of Spoon River. Many of the dead residents are eulogized.