Iolanthe – 2015

Iolanthe – 2015

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Dave Henderson and Renée Haines sing “If We’re Weak Enough to Tarry”

 
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Music Director:  John Dreslin
Artistic Director/Choreographer:  Bob Cumming

Cast

The Lord Chancellor
Lord Mountararat
Lord Tolloller
Private Willis
Strephon
Fairy Queen
Iolanthe
Celia
Leila
Fleta
Phyllis

Fairies





Peers


Page/Solo Dancer
Stage Crew

Ralph Sherman, David Schancupp*
Craig Martin
Tim Throckmorton
John Freedman, Bill Faye*
Dave Henderson, Alex Kirstukas*
Betty Olson, Greta Moorhead*
Julie Rumbold, Karla McClain*
Kay Pere, Lynn Rossi*
Daphne Burt, Denise Shultzman*
Erica Folta, Tori Kelpen*
Renée Haines, Emily Trudeau*

Erica Folta, Valerie Jacobsen
Tori Kelpen, Kari Mackey, Lynn Rossi
Lisa Martinell, Claire McCarthy
Karla McClain, Greta Moorhead
Kay Pere, Julie Rumbold, Daphne Burt
Denise Shultzman, Joan Toone
Emily Trudeau, Frances Viggiani

Bill Faye, John Freedman, David Henderson
Garry Jacobsen, Richard Kelpen, Ed Kerrigan
Alex Kirstukas, Don Shirer
David Unsworth, Mark Callahan

Lori McClain
Ted Merwin, Tom Shultzman

* Performed these roles at the Saturday matinee.

 


Craig, Tim, John and Renée sing “In Friendship’s Name”

 

Our 2015 Season

Our performances on the first weekend in October were a little earlier than usual, so our new Assistant Director, Mike Reynolds, really kept a tight rein on rehearsals. Scheduling problems at Adath Israel led us to have several practices at the new activity room at Covenant Village, providing the residents there a preview of our show. Our music director, John Dreslin, gave them a backstage look at what went on at a rehearsal.

One downside to the year was that our founder and director Bob Cumming announced his retirement. We shall miss his guidance very much in the future. A Gala in his honor was held Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station.

Our Wandering Minstrels presented two programs of G&S music and Iolanthe previews, one at the East Hampton Library, a new venue for us. The other was a grand fund-raising affair at the Gelston house which was quite successful both artistically and financially. Ticket sales brought in over $4000 and donations and a raffle added over $400. Net profits after subtracting the cost of meals was over $2400.

After dismantling the set, and restoring the scenery to its aerie, cast and crew enjoyed a pot-luck dinner at Bill Sorensen’s church .


Betty Olson and her band of fairies insist that “Into Parliament he Shall Go”

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