November 28, 2020

2019-2020

Directed by Melanie Brown

Based on the 1968 film of the same name, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tells the story of an eccentric inventor named Caractacus Potts who, with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap. Soon, they discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. However, trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. Along with the delectable Truly Scrumptious, Caractacus and the children head to Vulgaria to rescue Grandpa Potts (who has been kidnapped by the bumbling duo, Boris and Goran) and rid the kingdom of its tyrannical, child-hating rulers. With a fantastical flying car, a heartwarming love story, and a whole bunch of teamwork, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a fun-filled musical for all the family.

CAST LIST
In order of appearance

Jeremy Potts – Jack Mason  
Jemima Potts – Audrey Edwards  
Chitty – Abby Bubb  
Chitty – Kylie Hill  
Chitty – Maggie Bennett  
Chitty – Mercy Grace Creel  
Chitty – Ollie Womack  
Caractacus Potts – Sam Washburn  
Mr. Coggins – Jordan Gomberg  
Junkman/Chef – Katie Forrest  
Truly Scrumptious – Lydia Kling  
Grandpa – Dalton Ruth Bendinger  
Miss Phillips – Gracie Mason  
Lord Scrumptious – Josiah Rodriguez  
Baron – Harrison Lyda  
Baroness – Madyson Peterson  
Boris – Isabel Lepczyk  
Goran – Kaden McIntyre  
Dance Team – Charlotte Mason  
Dance Team – Lydia Jordan  
Dance Team – Madeline Mersino  
Dance Team – Mia Kor  
Dance Team – Oceana Goff  
Dance Team – Presley Palmer  
Fair Announcer – Harrison Waits  
Violet/Chef – Nyla Hoult  
Sid – Wyatt Saylor  
Turkey Farmer – Bronx Duval  
Soldier – Finn Carter  

 

PERFORMANCES

October 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, and 12

Directed by Bailey Murphy

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life in High School Musical, Jr. Troy, Gabriella, and the talented students of East High sing and dance their way through issues of love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra-curricular activities.

CAST

Gabriella – Maya Bashir  
Troy – Wilson Reeves  
Sharpay – Sadie-Lynne Sawyer  
Ryan – J.P. Williams  
Chad – Knowl Garris  
Zeke – Carrington Allen  
Jack Scott – Jackson Wells  
Coach Bolton – Jason Saylor  
Kelsi – Riley Nelson  
Darbus – Rebekah Taylor  
Taylor – Bette Gibson  
Martha – Lily Senn  
 
Ensemble/Thespians:  
 
Cathy/Cheerleader – Mary Margaret Buck  
Susan/Cheerleader – Martha Marchio  
Cyndra/Cheerleader – Miriam Viars  
James – Ben McNulty  
Thespian 1 – Kaiden Doss  
Thespian 2 – Olivia Lepczyk  
Thespian 3 – Anna Omilian  
 
Brainiacs:  
 
Krantoff – Isabella Trentacosti  
Miss Tenny – Sophia DiJulio  
Brainiac 1 – Leah Lethander  
Brainiac 2 – Alyanna Wilder  
Brainiac 3 – Diamond Heard  
 
Cheerleaders:  
 
Cheerleader 1 – Mia Rogers  
Cheerleader 2 – Jacey Coffman
 
 
PERFORMANCES
 
February 28-29 & March 2, 5-7

Directed by Steve Bice

Inspired by Saint-Exupéry’s own experience being stranded in the Sahara after surviving a plane crash, this family-friendly tale for all ages tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator.

The Aviator’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert when a mysterious, regal “little man” appears and asks him to draw him a sheep. The Aviator obliges and the two travel the desert together.

During their time together, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince also talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake, and a Fox.

From each interaction, he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” Eventually, both the “little man” and the Aviator must go home – each with a new understanding.

CAST

The Little Prince – Olive Flaherty  
Aviator – Tatianna Eaves  
The Rose – Siarah Chapman  
King – Alysa Richards  
Conceited Man – Laura Kloberg  
Geographer – Susan Durham  
Lamplighter – Sophia DiJulio  
Business Man – Isabella Trentacosti  
Fox – Jaylan Reynolds  
Snake – Jessica Light  
Stage Ninja / Baobab – Ben McNulty  
Stage Ninja / Volcano – Knowl Garris  
Stage Ninja / Projections and Sound Operator – Jackson Wells 
 
 
PERFORMANCES
 
November 7-9, 10, 14-15, and 17

Join a walking small group tour along a laid out path through the cool evening of the gently lit Forest Preserve. Enjoy 8 song stations with Broadway classic, family-friendly songs performed by community artists. A friendly tour Emcee will lead each group on the easy 5-minute walk between performance stops, sharing details about the songs, shows, and performers. The full tour will run approximately 90 minutes.

CAST

David Carter – “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific
Camryn Chapman and Mickie Felder – “For Good” from Wicked
Karen Herring – “Memory” from Cats
Chris Alonzo – “All for the Best” from Godspell
Carter DeShazo – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
Charlotte Hendrix – “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Dawn Mosley – “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin
Jessica Connelly and Rachel Pair – Medley from The Sound of Music


PERFORMANCES

July 31 and August 1