Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Thirty Years Ago! PCPH 1987

1993 Renovation

During our 1987 season, we were still in the original space.  As you can see from this photo from the renovation a couple of seasons later in 1993, our backstage space was limited.  There was no shop and no fly space.  The door on the left was our 'stage door' leading to a small gathering space.  It got very crowded during performances of musicals when it rained! The framing shows where the shop would soon be, and where the fly space for the expanded backstage area would be.

The season opened with a production of the rock and roll musical Bye Bye, Birdie!  It was directed by Jack Randall Earles with musical direction by Ann Cooper.  Leading roles were taken by Marc R. Adams and Sandi [Ulrey] Robles. Supporting roles were played by Francoise Coulant-Henderson, Bill Frisbie, and Ron Pitcock.

Check out the program HERE.

Our outdoor presentations under the title Playhouse Under the Stars were also presented in July, 1987.  The first production was American Snapshots written by PCPH veteran Ray Mizer. It was directed by Jack Randall Earles who appeared in the show with Mizer, Adeline Knoy, and Evelyn Robbins.

Check out the program HERE.

Nana Canada, Cindy Sutton Wise, Stephen Pierson

The July mainstage production was the mystery Night Watch. It was directed by Amy Meyer.  Leading roles were played by Nana Canada and Stephen Pierson. Supporting roles were played by Cindy Sutton Wise and Jack Randall Earles.

The program for this production has not been scanned.

Our August production was the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel. It was directed by Jim Poor who also played The Starkeeper.  Vocal musical direction was by Geoff Price. Orchestra conductor was Bob Hedge.

Leading roles were taken by Barry Trowbridge and Karen Cervo.  Appearing in supporting roles were Jennifer McCardle, Philip J. Henderson, and Sherry Davis.

Check out the program HERE.

The second Playhouse Under the Stars production was Neil Simon's The Good Doctor.  It was directed by Diana Brumfield.  Leading roles were taken by John C. Baughman, Max Murphy, Alan Small, and Vickie Parker.

Check out the program HERE.

 The season ended with a production of the comedy You Can't Take It With You directed by Linda Gjesvold. Leading roles were taken by Jack Randall Earles, Adeline Knoy, Larry Sutton, and John C. Baughman.  Supporting players included Kathy Helms, Bob Hedge, Scott Armitage, and Jodi [Green] Stockton.

Check out the program HERE.

This was our 26th season.  President of our board was Linda Gjesvold.  Vice presidents were Vickie Parker and Bob Hedge, with Sallee Bartlett as secretary and Don Holley as treasurer.

Members of the board were Ann Cooper, Jack Randall Earles, Diana Brumfield, Bill Frisbie, Adeline Knoy, Stephen Pierson, Jim Poor, Evelyn Robbins, Sandi [Ulrey] Robles, and John Wise.

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