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Resident Repertory Cast
2000 Season

Jennifer GraceJennifer Grace A proud Michigan native and 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Dept., Jennifer spent only four months this year in her NYC apartment. Although she misses big city living, she’s grateful for the blessing of exciting acting jobs and is pleased to return to the beautiful Midwest. Favorite roles include Titania in Dream, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd and Sunny in The Last Night of Ballyhoo. She credits her amazing family, Dave, Susan and Chris for keeping her sane and inspired.

Jason LawergreenJason Lawergren is a 1995 graduate of AMDA, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Hailing from Bemus Point, N.Y., his stage credits include Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music, Smudge in Forever Plaid, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, and Will Rogers in The Will Rogers Follies. He dedicates his performances to his beloved mother, Mary Herron. Thanks Mom! Love you!

Sam BrownSam Brown A native of Nappanee, Sam began performing on the Joseph Stein Stage in August of 1997 and joined the staff of the Round Barn Theatre during the 1999 season. Audiences may remember Sam as Ezra from last year’s Plain & Fancy. Other favorite roles include Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon and Charles Thomson from 1776.


Ana Posey Ana Posey
has toured nationally as Sandy in Grease, and has completed a Far East and national tour of Annie. Regional credits include Ruth in Wonderful Life, the mistress in Evita and Airie in The Robber Bridegroom. She has also performed numerous summer stock roles including Maisie in The Boyfriend, Elise in The Miser, Lizzie in Baby and Ruby in Dames at Sea. Ana was born in Argentina, grew up in Texas, and graduated from New York University.

Andrea DiGregorioAndrea DiGregorio is proud to be making her debut at the Round Barn Theatre. Originally from East Stroudsburg, Pennslyvania, she now resides in Brooklyn N.Y. She was last seen as Shprinzte in the Evergreen Dinner Theatre's production of Fiddler on the Roof. Some of her favorite roles include Cinderella in Cinderella and Ado Annie in Oklahoma! Andrea would like to thank her family for all their love and support.

Scott SaegesserScott Saegesser is back for his 5th season at Round Barn Theatre. He appeared here last season as Barnaby in Hello, Dolly!, Harry Beaton in Brigadoon and Lon in Meet Me in St. Louis. He has also choreographed Annie Get Your Gun, Big River, Joseph. and Plain & Fancy as well as directed My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. Some of his other favorite roles include the Courier in 1776 and the wounded Corporal in Shenandoah.

Pete WehlePete Wehle is originally from the Chicago area having graduated from Western Illinois University with a BFA in Theatre. He has performed in several recent productions at the Round Barn including The Sound of Music, Brigadoon, and Annie Get Your Gun. Pete joins the resident company of Amish Acres for his first full season. Mr. Wehle is the proud father of Paul and Sean.

Jennifer L. WeaverJennifer L. Weaver Born and raised in Nappanee, Jennifer is happy to be working with the Round Barn Theatre. After spending several years in the RV industry she decided it was time to pursue her true passion. With many professional and civic credits for costume designing, some of her favorites include: Mack and Mabel, Into the Woods and Grease. She is also pleased to be a member of the core acting company. Some of her favorite roles include: Sheila in A Chorus Line, Joanne in Godspell and Ilona in She Loves Me. She would like to thank her mother for all her love and support. "Without her I would not be here today. I believe in you, too!"

Rick Dakota Hart Rick Dakota Hart This season is Rick's first season back in Indiana since he graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Rick's previous Round Barn experience came in the first season's Fiddler on the Roof. He was born and raised in Indiana and has been seen at Enchanted Hills Playhouse, Wagon Wheel Theatre, Grace College as well as the Round Barn Theatre. He loves Jesus, his Mom and Dad and his siblings Remington, Kyle and Tiffany.

Jeremy LittlejohnJeremy Littlejohn is excited to be back among family and friends here at Round Barn Theatre. Round Barn Theatre audiences may remember him from Big River (The King), Joseph (Naphthali) and Plain & Fancy (Ezra). He has spent most the last year in Portland, Oregon where he has worked as a teacher, stage manager and production manager. Some of his Portland credits include Into the Woods, A Funny Thing/Forum, and Winnie the Pooh as Pooh. Later this summer in Portland, Jeremy will be seen as Charlie Brown in Snoopy.


Artistic Company

Laurie A. DeMunck is an Indiana native who just returned from Montana to her hometown of Mishawaka after a 13 year absence. Laurie has her bachelor's in Theatre Management and Production and has worked as a Director, Lighting Designer and Production Manager for such shows as The Wizard of Oz, George Winston, national tour of Fiddler on the Roof, the Standards, Aquilla Theatre's Comedy of Errors, All-4-One, I Do!, I Do! and Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.

Rebecca Lee Burick is now in her second season at the Round Barn Theatre. She entered last season during the run of Hello, Dolly!, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame as an Art/English major. Since her arrival, she has participated in the set production of Annie Get Your Gun and Meet Me In St. Louis, and looks forward to designing this season’s sets.

Al Fischer is a professional Music Director and composer from St. Louis and is very pleased to be part of the Round Barn Theatre team this year. Among the theatres where Al has been Music Director are the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, the Riverside Theatre in Florida, the Cumberland County Playhouse in Tennessee , and the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, IL. Among his favorite shows he has done are City of Angels, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Children of Eden. Al thanks his partner Charlie for so generously allowing him to work around the country.

Timothy A. Bennett is a South Bend native who began mixing audio in 1976 for John H. B. Kauss and the Riley High School theatre department. "I was an actor who could not sing and it was spring musical time, so I volunteered to mix audio for the show." More than twenty years later, Tim has enjoyed working for local, regional, and international recording artists such as Garth Brooks and Sting. "Acting is still my favorite part of the theatre, and maybe some day I will be onstage at The Round Barn Theatre. But, until then, I will be combine my respect for the actors and the audience with my mixing abilities, to be the conduit between the two. I would like to thank God for blessing me with many gifts, but most of all for each day that I live."

Richard Pletcher founded Amish Acres, with his father LaVern, in 1968. The Old Order Amish farm was preserved and restored, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Following a one year experiment in dinner-theatre in 1971, he added theatre to the interpretation of the historic farm by producing Plain & Fancy in 1986. The play has run for thirteen consecutive years and has surpassed 2,300 performances. Amish Acres became a musical repertory theatre in 1996. Productions of The Sound of Music, Closer Than Ever, Big River, My Fair Lady, 1776, Zorba, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Annie, Tintypes, State Fair, The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me in St. Louis, Brigadoon, Shenandoah, The Baker's Wife, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Joseph..., A Grand Night for Singing, Brigadoon, Annie Get Your Gun, Hello, Dolly!, Meet Me in St. Louis have brought the theatre regional and national attention. He also conceived the Second Stage production Indiana: Music on My Mind, a musical tribute to Hoosiers Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, and poet-laureate, James Whitcomb Riley.

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2006 Season Schedule


Plain and Fancy
April 18 - October 28


Forever Plaid
May 3 - June 4


Bye Bye Birdie
June 13 - July 23


Camelot
August 1 - September 10


Fiddler on the Roof

September 19 - October 29


A Christmas Carol
November 7 - December 31


Rags
June 25
A Costumed
Musical Staged Reading


Enter Laughing (PG13)
Six Performances
August 20 - September 4
A Second Stage Production


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