Season 3 – 2014

TARZAN CAST

Kala………………………………………………………………………..BARBARA HOLMES

Kerchak……………………………………………………………CORDARA NEWSON

Leopard…………………………………………………………………….JOSHUA MYERS

Young Tarzan……………………………………………….ROBERT LAWRENCE

Terk……………………………………………………………NOLAN BUDGEWATER II

Tarzan………………………………………………………………………………..ZAC ROWE

Jane Porter……………………………………………MADDISON GILCREASE

Professor Porter……………………………………………………..DAVID BIELER

Mr. Clayton………………………………………………………………..LUKE SEXTON

Snipes………………………………………………………………………………JEFF PARKER

Ensemble………….……DELIA CALDWELL, CAMERON CASON, KATIE DUPONT, KAELON GERARD, CODY GRIFFIN, ISAIAH AARON JONES, TAMARA MAYER, JOSHUA MYERS, JEFF PARKER, JOHN PEYTON POU, NIA SAVOY, SAUDIA SCOTT

Aerialists:
KATIE DUPONT, CODY GRIFFIN, TAMARA MAYER, JOHN PEYTON POU

Dance/Stunt Captain: TAMARA MAYER

ABOUT TARZAN

Opened: December 5, 2013

Closed: December 14, 2013

Location: Emmett Hook Center

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Stage Center presents TARZAN in an original production featuring heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. You’ll be wowed by high-flying excitement and hits like “You’ll Be in My Heart,” “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds.” TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time.

Music & Lyrics | PHIL COLLINS

Book | DAVID HENRY HWANG

Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film Tarzan.

Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT LERCHIE
Musical Direction | SETH TAYLOR
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR & JARED WATSON
Lighting Design | DANIEL SALAZAR
Costume Design | JEFFREY MEEK
Hair & Makeup | SHANNON TALBURT
Sound Design | DAN KEELE
Projection Design | KATY ALLRED
Fight Director/Stunt Coordinator | LUKE SEXTON
FLYING BY FOY | Costumes provided by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

 

OU SONG & DANCE CAST

Claire Avakian (Oregon), Matt Borchers (Missouri), Jacob Chancellor (Oklahoma), Mary-Clayton Gilbert (Georgia), Jeff Jordan (Illinois), Spencer LaBoda (Texas), Brooke Lacy (Kansas), Katie Perry (California), Amani Pope (Florida), Madison Pugh (Louisiana/Texas), Brett Uram (Nebraska), Daisy Wright (Utah)

ABOUT OU SONG & DANCE CO.

Performed: May 4, 2014

Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Stage Center partnered with the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theater at the University of Oklahoma to bring “The Oklahoma Song & Dance Company” to NW Louisiana. The event was sponsored by Steve & Jackie Pugh as a fundraiser for Stage Center’s School of Performing Arts. Stage Center’s artistic director, Jared Watson, hold his BFA from the Weitzenhoffer School, conferred in 2004.

“The Oklahoma Song & Dance Company” is a 12 person, undergraduate musical theatre, song and dance ensemble featuring vocals by Hugh Martin (“Meet Me in St. Louis”) and dances from the swing era.

Choreography | LYN CRAMER

Musical Direction | PAUL CHRISTMAN

RAGTIME CAST

(in order of appearance)

The Little Boy………………………………………………………………………GRAHAM MONTGOMERY

Father………………………………………………………………………………………………………BRYAN GRISHAM

Mother………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..MISSY WISE

Mother’s Younger Brother…………………………………………………………..DANIEL SALAZAR

Grandfather………………………………………………………………………………………………..DAVID BIELER

Coalhouse Walker, Jr. ……………………………………………………………………THOMAS KEYS III

Sarah……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………NIA SAVOY

Booker T. Washington…………………………………………………………….CORDARA NEWSON

Tateh………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..SETH TAYLOR

The Little Girl……………………………………………………………………………………………………KATE DAVIS

Harry Houdini…………………………………………………………………………………………..CODY GRIFFIN

Henry Ford……………………………………………………………………………………………..JARED WATSON

Emma Goldman……………………………………………………………………………..LINDSEY FILECCIA

Evelyn Nesbit……………………………………………………………………………………………KATIE DUPONT

J.P. Morgan, Admiral Peary, Judge………………………………………………………….BILL POU

Matthew Henson……………………………………………………………………ISAIAH AARON JONES

Stanford White…………………………………………………………………………………………COLE ROGERS

Harry K. Thaw…………………………………………………………………………………………………..ZAC ROWE

Kathleen…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..SARAH WISE

Sarah’s Friend…………………………………………………………………………………BARBARA HOLMES

Willie Conklin………………………………………………………………………………………JASON SHIDISKIS

Brigit………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….KATY ALLRED

Coalhouse Walker III………………………………………………………………………….LANDON LEWIS

Ensemble……………..KATY ALLRED, NOLAN BUDGEWATER, DELIA CALDWELL, RUTH COLE, LINDSEY FILECCIA, CODY GRIFFIN, MIA HESTER, BARBARA HOLMES, ISAIAH AARON JONES, MARY KING, FRANKLIN MCDANIEL, CHRISTINE MCCULLOH, KEZIA PIGFORD, BILL POU, JOHN PEYTON POU, COLE ROGERS, ZAC ROWE, SAUDIA SCOTT, JASON SHIDISKIS, SARAH WISE

Children……….ELIZABETH BEAGLEY, CAMERON CASON, LUCAS MAINIERO, CELESTE MALMAY, CHANTAL MCCULLOH, ALIYAH RIVERS, BRENNAN TEUTSCH, NOLAN TOMASEK

Dance Captain: DELIA CALDWELL

ABOUT RAGTIME

Opened: May 22, 2014

Closed: May 31, 2014

Location: Emmett Hook Center

WINNER OF 4 TONY AWARDS, including BEST BOOK and BEST SCORE. Called by Time Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune “the best musical in twenty years,” this acclaimed musical is the winner of 4 TONY AWARDS, including BEST BOOK and BEST SCORE. RAGTIME is not just a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, it is the epic tale of three families caught in the cross currents of a changing century and the conflicts of the American dream. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, the musical confronts history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Music | STEPHEN FLAHERTY

Lyrics | LYNN AHRENS

Book | TERRENCE McNALLY
Based on the novel “RAGTIME” By E.L. Doctorow
Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | ANNA KIRKES
Musical Direction | BRYAN GRISHAM & SETH TAYLOR
Scenic Design | EUGEN CROOK
Lighting Design | DANIEL SALAZAR
Costume Design | CAITLIN LUX
Sound Design | WESLEY DAVIS
Costumes provided by MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER

A CHORUS LINE CAST

Bebe…………………………………………………………………………………………………….KAITLYN BUNDRICK

Lois…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………EMMA BUSI

Lory……………………………………………………………………………………………………………DELIA CALDWELL

Judy……………………………………………………………………………………………………………LORNA DOPSON

Val…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..KATIE DUPONT

Mike…………………………………………………………………………………………………..MADISON EDWARDS

Connie…………………………………………………………………………………………………..LINDSEY FILECCIA

Maggie……………………………………………………………………………………….MADDISON GILCREASE

Alan………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..CODY GRIFFIN

Butch……………………………………………………………………………………………SHAQUILLE JEFFERSON

Frank………………………………………………………………………………………………ISAIAH AARON JONES

Vicki………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….BRETT KESSEL

Cassie……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..ANNA KIRKES

Bobby…………………………………………………………………………………………..ZHAILON LEVINGSTON

Kristine……………………………………………………………………………………………………..TAMARA MAYER

Richie………………………………………………………………………………………………………….JOSHUA MYERS

Don……………………………………………………………………………………………………FRANKLIN MCDANIEL

Paul………………………………………………………………………………………………………JOHN PEYTON POU

Diana…………………………………………………………………………………………………WALLACE RAKOCZY

Sheila…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..K. RAMOHN

Mark Anthony…………………………………………………………………………………………..COLE ROGERS

Greg…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..DANIEL SALAZAR

Zach……………………………………………………………………………………………………………JARED WATSON

ABOUT A CHORUS LINE

Opened: July 24, 2014

Closed: August 2, 2014

Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA 

WINNER OF 9 TONY AWARDS, including BEST MUSICAL, BEST BOOK, & BEST SCORE

Based on true stories, A CHORUS LINE revolutionized Broadway, becoming the longest running musical in history in 1983 with over 6,000 performances. Auditions are underway for a new Broadway musical. For everyone present, it’s the chance of a lifetime. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of – to have the chance to dance. Told through captivating song, riveting drama and stunning choreography, the auditionees describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. Boasting such classics as ‘One (Singular Sensation)’, ‘What I Did For Love’ and ‘At The Ballet’, A Chorus Line is an iconic musical masterpiece that should not be missed.

Music | MARVIN HAMLISCH

Lyrics | EDWARD KLEBAN

Book | JAMES KIRKWOOD & NICHOLAS DANTE
Direction & Choreography | JARED WATSON
Co-Choreography | TAMARA MAYER
Musical Direction | WILLIAM PARSONS
Lighting Design | DANIEL SALAZAR
Costumes provided by LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA.

NOISES OFF CAST

(in order of appearance)

Dotty Otley……………………………………………………………………………………………CARA L. DERRICK

Lloyd Dallas………………………………………………………………………………………………..JOHN BOGAN

Gary Lejueune…………………………………………………………………………………………………ZAC ROWE

Brooke Ashton…………………………………………………………………………..RACHAEL LEE MAGILL

Poppy Norton-Taylor……………………………………………………..LORNA STREET DOPSON

Belinda Blair……………………………………………………………………………………..BETTY CUMMINGS

Frederick Fellowes…………………………………………………………………………………..JOE TODARO

Tim Allgood……………………………………………………………………………………..JOHN PEYTON POU

Selsdon Mowbray……………………………………………………………………………………..JIM COWLES

ABOUT NOISES OFF

Opened: October 9, 2014

Closed: October 18, 2014

Location: Emmett Hook Center

Since its debut in 1982, Noises Off has become one of the most-produced comedies of all time. Frank Rich of the New York times called it “the funniest play written in my lifetime.” This side-splitting farce is about a third-rate theatre company performing a touring production of a pointless comedy called “Nothing On.”  Their neurotic personalities, fractured relationships, and backstage misbehavior combine to create an evening of absolute mayhem and constant laughter.

Written | MICHAEL FRAYN

Direction | JARED WATSON
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | DANIEL SALAZAR
Costume Design | KATY ALLRED
Sound Design | BARRY BUTLER

2014 A CHRISTMAS STORY CAST

Jean Shepherd………………………………………………………………………………….JASON SHIDISKIS

Ralphie………………………………………………………………………………………………..CAMERON CASON
Mother…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………RUTH COLE

The Old Man………………………………………………………………………………………..BRYAN GRISHAM

Randy………………………………………………………………………………………COURTLAND ANDERSON

Miss Shields………………………………………………………………………………………..LINDSEY FILECCIA

Schwartz……………………………………………………………………………………………….LUCAS MAINIERO

Flick………………………………………………………………………………………………………….NOLAN TOMASEK

Esther Jane……………………………………………………………………………………………….ALIYAH RIVERS

Mary Beth……………………………………………………………………………………………..MEREDITH FISHER

Scut Farkus…………………………………………………………………………………….LOGAN DIGILORMO

Grover Dill………………………………………………………………………………………..BRENNAN TEUTSCH

Ensemble……………………………………………………………………..KATY ALLRED, EMILY DEVILLE,

                               CODY GRIFFIN, MEGAN LOWE, CORDARA NEWSON,

                                                      DANIEL SALAZAR, THOMAS WILTHEIS

Children…………………………………………………………………………………………..LOGAN DIGILORMO, MELODIE DUBOSE, JORDAN FARRIS, MEREDITH FISHER, CLAIRE KEVIL, LUCAS MAINIERO,MADELINE MULLINS, ALIYAH RIVERS, BRENNAN TEUTSCH, NOLAN TOMASEK, PEYTON TURNER

ABOUT A CHRISTMAS STORY

 

Opened: November 26, 2014

Closed: November 30, 2014

Location: Emmett Hook Center

2013 Tony® Award Nominee BEST MUSICAL BEST BOOK  BEST SCORE

Based on the classic 1983 holiday movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, a daydreamer from Indiana who spends his days counting down to the most exciting day in any kid’s life: Christmas. All he wants is an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle, but as his parents and teachers warn him, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL chart’s Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that his perfect gift ends up under the tree on Christmas morning, and includes all of the movie’s best-loved moments, such as the Old Man’s leg-shaped lamp, the tongue-on-a-flagpole scene, the bunny suit, the Santa slide and all of Ralphie’s extravagant daydreams. The show is a big Broadway musical, complete with dazzling dance numbers, gorgeous sets and an incredibly talented cast of youngsters who play Ralphie and his classmates.

Music & Lyrics | BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL

Book | JOSEPH ROBINETTE
Based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story” ©1983 Turner Entertainment Co.
Distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, & Bob Clark
and the book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd
Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT LERCHIE
Musical Direction | BRYAN GRISHAM & SETH TAYLOR
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR & JARED WATSON
Lighting Design | DANIEL SALAZAR

Costume Design | KATY ALLRED & TERRI FISHER

Sound Design | BRUCE HONEA