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42nd Street

logoJuly 20 - Aug. 29
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Harry Warren

Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

This is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. 42nd Street is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Musical hits include You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We’re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed!

 

Scenes & Musical Numbers
Director Notes
Cast Bios
Production Staff Bios
Theme Dinners

Amish Acres

 


42nd Street
Archive Photographs

 

 

A Note from the Director…

Olin DavidsonWhen people think of 42nd Street they immediately think of tap dancing. Tap dancing is unfortunately not as popular as it used to be. The story of 42nd Street hits home with every aspiring dancer. The dream of moving to New York, auditioning for a big Broadway show, and working with some of the most important people in the business.  Peggy's journey is that one in a million shot. She actually makes it on her first audition and not only makes it, but comes out of it a star. 42nd Street brought us such memorable songs; 'We're in the Money', 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo', and of course 'Lullaby of Broadway.'  Feet to a tap dancer are like a voice to a singer, we put our hearts and souls into every step and every sound.  I invite you now to ...”Come.

Olin Davidson

 

 

42nd Street Cast

 

Oscar

Jay Mast

Andy Lee

Brian Duncan

Billy Lawlor

Michael Misko

Maggie

Alexa Jordan

Bert

Andrew Pollock

Mac

Matt Casey

Phyllis Dale

Allison Jean Jones

Lorraine Flemming

Meghan Mitchell

Diane Lorimer

Cayla Solsberg

Ann Reilly

Lauren Emery

Peggy Sawyer

Sarah Sesler

Julian Marsh

David Jacobs

Dorothy Brock

Cheyenne Nelson

Abner Dillon

PJ Freebourn

Frankie / Waiter

Nathan Mittleman

Pat

Luke Bridges

Thug / Doctor / Waiter

Stephen G. Tabor

 

42nd Street Staff

 

Executive Producer

Richard Pletcher

Managing Artistic Director

Laurie Schotz

Director / Choreographer

Olin Davidson

Music Director

Travis Smith

Production Stage Manager

Phillip B. Richard II

Technical Director

Alvin Yoder

ASM/Sound

Corey McIntyre

ASM/Wardrobe

Emily Ledger

Set Designer

Richard Pletcher

Costume Designer

Laurie Schotz

Lighting Designer

Phillip B. Richard II

Vocal Captain

Michael Misko

Dance Captain

Lauren Emery

Box Office Manager

Jennifer Scheffer

 

Scenes & Musical Numbers

Act I

Scene 1 the Stage of the Forty Second Theatre in New York City

 

Overture & Opening

Company

Young & Healthy

Billy & Peggy

Shadow Waltz

Maggie, Dorothy & Girls

Scene 2 the Gypsy Tea Kettle

 

Go Into Your Dance

Maggie, Peggie, Annie, Phyllis, Lorraine & Andy

Scene 3 the Stage of the Forty Second Theatre in New York City

 

You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me

Dorothy

Scene 4 Dorothy's Dressing Room

 

Scene 5 the Stage of the Forty Second Theatre in New York City

 

Getting Out of Town

Maggie, Bert, Pat & Company

Scene 6 Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA

 

Dames

Billy & Company

Scene 7 the Regency Hotel

 

I Know Now

Dorothy, Billy & Company

Scene 8 Arch Street Theatre, "Pretty Lady" Opening Night

 

We're in the Money

Annie, Phyllis, Lorraine, Peggy, Billy & Company

Finale

Dorothy

Act II

Scene 1 Stage Door of the Arch Street Theatre

 

Scene 2 Arch Street Theatre

 

There's a Sunny Side to Ev'ry Situation

Annie & Ensemble

Scene 3 Stage Door of the Arch Street Theatre

 

Scene 4 Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, PA

 

Lullaby of Broadway

Julian, Billy, Andy, Bert, Annie, Phyllis, Lorraine, Diane, Maggie, Abner & Company

Scene 5 Backstage, Forty Second Theatre

 

Scene 6 Peggy's Dressing Room

 

About a Quarter to Nine

Dorothy & Peggy

Scene 7 Forty Second Theatre, "Pretty Lady"

 

Shuffle Off to Buffalo

Maggie, Bert, Annie & Girls

Forty Second Street

Peggy & Company

Scene 8 Forty Second Theatre, After "Pretty Lady."

 

Finale

Julian

Bows

Company

 

42nd Street Cast Bios

Luke BridgesLuke Bridges (Pat) is pleased to be returning to The Round Barn Theater after appearing in last season’s Pirates of Penzance and CATS. A native Arkansan, Luke is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. Past professional credits include Les Miserables, Motel in Fiddler On The Roof, Professor in South Pacific, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Love and thanks to my family.

 

 

 

 

Matt CaseyMatt Casey (Mac) is thrilled to be returning to The Round Barn Theatre this season. Matt is from Cascade, IA and has recently earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Rockford College in Rockford, IL. Last summer Matt could have been seen in Round Barn Theatre productions of Once Upon A Mattress and Oklahoma! Some of his other favorite credits include Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Leo Frank in Parade, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Munkustrap in CATS.
Thanks to my family and friends for their continual support. Thank you for coming! Enjoy the show!

 

Brian DuncanBrian M. Duncan (Andy Lee) is happy to be spending his summer at Amish Acres. He will be a senior Musical Theater Major at Rockford College in the fall. Favorite roles include Hero in Forum, Tommy in Annie Get Your Gun, Dallas in Sweet Smell of Success, Baby John in West Side Story, Benjamin in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and Roustabout in the original cast of Geppetto & Son
Enjoy the show!

 

Lauren EmeryLauren Emery (Ann Reilly) is originally from Lee’s Summit, MO. She recently finished her sophomore year at Rockford College where she is studying Musical Theatre. Previous performances include The Glorious Ones as Isabella, Parade as Lizzie, Thoroughly Modern Millie as Millie, and The Hot Mikado.
Thanks to my family and friends for their love and support!

 

PJ FreebournPJ Freebourn (Abner Dillon) is thrilled to be making his debut at The Round Barn Theatre. He has worked with Virginia Opera covering roles such as Fredrick in The Pirates of Penzance and most recently he was seen as Franz in Virginia Musical Theatre's production of The Sound of Music. Other major roles include Cat in the Hat from Seussical, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Morris Brummel in No Way to Treat a Lady. Last year, PJ was the assistant director for Don Giovanni at Virginia Opera and he will continue in this role for both Cosi Fan Tutte and Die Walkure. He has been a featured soloist on two compact disc recordings released by the Virginia Chorale Society and currently sings for Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth.

 

David JacobsDavid Jacobs (Julian Marsh) is a recent graduate of Rockford College where he earned his BFA in Musical Theatre performance. Some of his favorite roles have included Francesco in The Glorious Ones, Rum Tum Tugger in CATS, Jack Slaton in Parade, and Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me get here today!

 

 

 

 

allison jean jonesAllison Jean Jones (Phyllis Dale) is excited to return for her fifth season on the Joseph Stein Stage. Favorite productions from past seasons include Oklahoma!, Music Man, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. This fall, Allison will be entering her fourth year at Ball State University as a double major in Theatrical Studies and English Literature.
I would like to thank my friends and family for all of their undying support.

 

 

 

Alexa JordanAlexa Jordan (Maggie) is so excited to call The Round Barn Theatre her home for the 2010 season! You may have recently seen Alexa as Cheryl in The Taffetas and Katie in this season’s production of Plain and Fancy. She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she earned a BM in Musical Theatre performance, and hails originally from Newton, NC.
I am so thankful for the love and support of her family and friends! Love to JAR. 

 

 

 

 

jay mastJay Mast (Oscar) is excited to be on the Joseph Stein stage for the first time. Jay is from the Goshen area and attends Goshen College. He will be starting his third year in the fall studying music and theater. Along with performing, Jay enjoys playing piano, gardening, cooking, and eating.
Thanks to friends and family for the unfailing support and encouragement!

 

 

 

 

michael miskoMichael Misko (Billy Lawlor) is pleased to return to his friends at The Round Barn Theatre after being seen as Frederick in last season’s Pirates of Penzance. A Pittsburgh native, Michael is happy to be sharing the stage with his lovely girlfriend, Sarah. Regional credits include Guys & Dolls as Benny Southstreet, West Side Story as Tony, Joseph...Dreamcoat as Pharaoh, Fiddler on the Roof as Perchick, The Pillowman as Katurian, Romeo & Juliet as Mercutio, Cabaret as Cliff, Bat Boy as Dr. Parker, Rocky Horror Show as Brad, Jesus Christ Superstar as Pilate, as The Apple Tree asAdam/Sanjar/Flip.
www.michaelmisko.com

 

Meghan MitchellMeghan Mitchell (Lorraine Flemming) is absolutely thrilled to be at Amish Acres this summer, working with the amazing casts of 42nd Street and Annie Get Your Gun. Meghan recently graduated from North Central College, Naperville with a degree in Musical Theatre and cannot wait to start the life of a Chicago actor! Favorite credits include Chicago at Timber Lake Playhouse, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Oklahoma! at Discoveryland! U.S.A.,  Landmark Theatre Festival at the Prologue Theatre, Cats at The Dixie Swim Club, and Pippin at North Central. 
Thank you to Brian, Mom, Dad, and Bailey!

 

 

nathan mittlemanNathan Mittleman (Frankie) a native of South Bend, IN is thrilled to be back at The Round Barn Theater where he appeared in Once Upon a Mattress last season. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater at Indiana University Bloomington where his credits include West Side Story and Cabaret.
Lots of love to my family and friends for their AMAZING support.

 

 

 

 

cheyenne nelsonCheyenne Nelson (Dorothy Brock) is thrilled to be back in Indiana this summer. You may have seen her last year in Nunsense II, The Second Coming and this season as Patsy Cline is A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. She has performed all over the country and throughout Europe. Her favorite roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Velma Kelley in Chicago, Robert Anne in Nunsense, Jeannie in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Madame de la Grande Bouche in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and Lucy in Snoopy!. Cheyenne was born and raised in Jonesboro Arkansas, and now resides in Cleveland, Ohio. She would like to thank her parents Mike and Barbara, her brother Dylan, and Dave for always encouraging her to pursue her dreams. "As always, this is for Tracy."

 

andy pollackAndrew Pollock (Bert) originally from Syracuse, NY, is excited to be back on the Joseph Stein stage where he was last seen as Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! Other roles include Dottore in The Glorious Ones, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sonny in Grease, Man 4 in The Laramie Project, Bobby Child in Crazy for You, and Romeo & Juliet among others. Andy would like to dedicate this show to Tracey, Dave, Hannah, and Kirk Fogg.
Enjoy the show!

 

 

sarah seslerSarah Sesler (Peggy Sawyer) a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, and a recent graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre, is happy to be making her debut at The Round Barn Theatre. She is equally ecstatic to be sharing the stage with her boyfriend, Michael. Recent credits include Julie in Show Boat, Queenie in The Wild Party, Bianca/Lois in Kiss Me Kate, Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast, Rosalia in West Side Story, and Potiphar’s Wife in Joseph...Dreamcoat.
www.sarahsesler.com

cayla solsbergCayla Solsberg (Diane Lorimer) is thrilled to be back on the Joseph Stein stage. She is going into her senior year at Rockford College where she will receive her BFA in Musical Theater. You may remember Cayla from her roles as Gertie Cummings in Oklahoma! and Katie Yoder in Plain and Fancy last season. Other favorite roles include Iola Stoyer in Parade, Margot Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Peep-Bo in Hot Mikado.
Thank you to Mom, Dad, sis, & bro for all the love and support! Enjoy this crazy show!

 

 

stephen taborStephen G. Tabor (Thug) is a senior pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre Directing with a Dance Minor at Western Kentucky University. His performance credits at WKU include staged readings of Like You Like It as Phil and  Greenbrier Ghost as Doc, Violet as Bus Passenger/Ensemble, and Sweet Charity as Featured Dancer. His regional credits include Thomas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Ensemble in The Producers at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, as well as Mr. Elton in Emma and Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Public Theatre of Kentucky. He is thrilled to be working with The Round Barn Theatre this summer and thanks God (and his family) for making him who he is today. 

 


42nd Street Staff Bios

Olin Davidson (Director/Choreographer) is thrilled to be both directing and choreographing a main stage production at The Round Barn Theatre for the first time.  Some of his choreography credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Warehouse Theater, The Emperor's New Clothes at Greer Children's Theater, Cabaret at The Warehouse Theater and The Pirates of Penzance at The Round Barn Theater, as well as being the assistant choreographer for Viva Vegas the Sequel at The Show Palace and Lullaby of Broadway and Fabulous Flicks at Bearcreek Farms. His directing credits include Theatre for Young Audiences productions of Miss Nelson is Missing andMark Twain's Tom Sawyer hereatTheRound Barn Theater this past spring. A graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater, Olin is also an accomplished performer. He was a member of the Grammy nominated Washington Chorus, sang backup for Barry Manilow, and been a backup dancer for Debbie Gibson.  He has traveled the world as a dancer for Celebrity Cruise Lines aboard the SUMMIT and MILLENNIUM. Some of his favorite roles include Andy Lee and Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Smudge in Forever Plaid, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Munkustrap in CATS, Will Parker in Oklahoma!, Scott in The Producers, and Sam in Crazy For You.  He would like to thank Laurie for this opportunity and for having faith in him to do this project. He thanks his Mom, Dad, and brothers for their never ending support and as always his 'girls'. 

Emily Ledger (Assistant Stage Manager) was born and raised in Fairfield, IA. She recently became an auntie and godmother to her sister’s beautiful daughter, Bella. She is double majoring in History and Theater, with an English minor, at Simpson College in Indianola, IA and is looking forward to graduating next spring. Past design experiences include A Year with Frog & Toad, Henry 5,and The Servant of Two Masters.

Corey McIntyre (Sound Designer) has been involved with theater technology since age 12 and has been lucky enough to build a career steadily in the field of sound. He’s worked everywhere from churches to amusement parks with exposure to everything from bluegrass to rock and roll.
Thank to my family and friends for all the love and support they give.

Richard Pletcher (Executive Producer), with his father LaVern, founded Amish Acres in 1968. The Amish farm was preserved and restored and is now listed in The National Register of Historic Places. Following a one year experiment in dinner-theatre with George Bledsoe in 1971, he added musical theatre to the interpretation of the historic farm by producing Plain and Fancy in the Locke Township Meeting House in 1986. It moved to the Round Barn Theatre in 1991. The play has been running for 25 consecutive years having surpassed 3,500 performances before audiences of over 350,000 people. Plain and Fancy’s Tony Award® winning author Joseph Stein and Tony Award® winning composer Albert Hague have attended Plain and Fancy at Amish Acres.

At Mr. Stein’s urging Amish Acres became a regional musical repertory theatre in 1996 with the addition of five shows in rotation with Plain and Fancy each season. Amish Acres has now produced seventy two different main stage Broadway musicals and The Round Barn Theatre stage is named for and dedicated to Joseph Stein. Eight of Mr. Stein’s musicals have been produced on his stage, including Plain and Fancy, Fiddler on the Roof, The Baker’s Wife, and Zorba, plus staged readings of Take Me Along, Rags, and Carmelina, plus a Second Stage Production of Enter Laughing. As you might expect, he has said that The Round Barn Theatre is his favorite regional theatre with which he has been associated.

In October of 2006, Dick and his wife Susan were guests of Joseph and Elisa Stein in New York City for the York Theatre’s Mufti Series production of Plain and Fancy, the last in a month long, three show festival of Stein’s work that included Take Me Along and Carmelina. Artistic Director James Morgan recognized Amish Acres’ twenty year production of Plain and Fancy in the program and in his introductions from the stage. The Pletchers and Jeremy Littlejohn attended the York’s presentation of the Oscar Hammerstein Lifetime Achievement Award in Musical Theatre to Joseph Stein in November of 2007. Stein was further inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in February of 2008. He passed away in 2010 and the Joseph Stein Memorial Fund was created to provide free season tickets to kids.

Philip B. Richard II (Production Stage Manager / Lighting Designer) is excited to be joining The Round Barn Theatre family for his first season. Philip grew up in Dallastown, PA and was an Entertainment Coordinator for 5 years at the Walt Disney World Resort and has previously worked for Austin Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theater,Festival 56 in Princeton, IL, and recently Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His regional credits include the National Post Broadway premiere of Souvenir with Orlando Theatre Project and World Premiers of If You Give A Moose A Muffin, Stripes & Stars, and Wittenberg. Philip’s regional lighting credits include productions of The Pillowman, Stripes and Stars, Nosferatu, Rocky Horror Show, Footloose, Scrooge, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Philip is a member of the Equity Membership Candidate program and the Stage Manager Association.
I would like to thank Kevin for his continued encourgment and you the audience for supporting the arts, without you theatre would not be possible. Enjoy the show!

Laurie Schotz (Managing Artistic Director / Costumes) is thrilled to be returning for a second season at Amish Acres. Before joining the Amish Acres staff in 2009 she was the Artistic Director for 10 years at Bearcreek Farms Resort in Bryant, IN. Prior to her time there, you could have seen her fall off a building at Old Tucson Studios, aboard a cruise as a production singer/dancer, or running her own entertainment company in Chicago, IL for 13 years. She would like to thank her brother Michael for teaching and guiding her through a difficult time but always keeping her laughing. He has taught her a goal is a dream with a deadline.
I hope you enjoy your whole experience at Amish Acres and remember to “Embrace the Pace!”

Travis Smith (Music Director) just finished his stint here at Amish Acres as Ricky the piano player in The Taffetas and was seen last year in Barefoot in the Park.  He has worked as both a performer and musical director for the past several years. Companies he has worked for include Allenberry Playhouse, Bearcreek Resort, Circa 21, Old Creamery Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Cornwell’s Dinner theatre, Grand Geneva Resort, and the University of Findlay. He was also the activities director at Bearcreek Resort where he emceed and opened for such stars as Joann Castle, Boots Randolph, Glenn Miller Orchestra, and many more. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he has worked in NYC performing with Victory Theatricals and had the honor of performing with the National AIDs Fund and the Equity Fights AIDS/Broadway Cares charities. Travis also runs his own business producing background tracks for various theatres. He enjoys composition as well.  The Old Creamery theatre has commissioned him to write two children’s musicals with them this year including their yearly children’s tour that is produced in the Spring.  He is a proud graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio where he earned his degrees in theatre and music.
Enjoy the show an for more information please visit www.travis-smith.com