Performances

Stage of Fools: How High the Moon

 

A Theatre Comedy in 9 Episodes
By Annie Goodman & Phil Murphy
(additional material with Michael Spry)

 

Stage of Fools follows an intrepid troupe of Community Theatre denizens as they mount How High the Moon a musical that never was, nor ever should be.  The theatre troupe has just closed a version of Hamlet that was a financial and artistic disaster placing Bayview Playhouse at the brink of closing. They decide they get one last shot and choose to produce a musical written by one of their own.

How High the Moon is a cross between Romeo and Juliet and Twilight. Yeah, that’s right Vampires and Werewolves. The Fangs versus the Claws. But that’s not the real story. It is a story of the people whose passion is found in a community theatre, and those who give there all to the next show, whatever it may be. The archetypes are all in place, the Ingenue, the Diva, the Techies, the Front Office, and like any classic comedy there’s a wedding at the end.

The Performers

CAROL 'STUDIE' STUDEVANT: Joelle Maybey
DIRK DRAYTON: Dan Mello
ASHLEY FELDMAN: Caroline Haugen
GRETCHEN (Li'l One) LITTLETON:  Allison Heeren
SALLY BLAKEMORE: Jill Bert
STEVE WELTON: Jeremy Hogue
TRISH MEAD: Jill Beauchamp
MAURICE 'BINKIE' BINKMAN Jan Dalton
DAPHNE GORMAN: Gianna Imbronone
YVONNE GORMAN: Rachel Levine
ROBERTO MONTAVA: Patrick Cotner
TERMITE: Jay Simon
GEORGE SPELVIN: Harold Kranick
TOM NEDLEY: Paul Jarboe
ROD JOHNSON: Tom Czarny
RICK: Scott Lankford
JAKE/SAM: Phil Callighan
ROCHELLE: Elizabeth Stewart 
TAM: Delphine Welch
ANNOUNCER: Chris Cooke
 
ADDITIONAL VOICES:  Colin Bohash, Christopher Carol, Karen McCoskey, Anna Norris, Nancy O'Hara, Margaret Anne Slawson, George Townsend
 
Directed by: Phil Murphy & Annie Goodman
Sound Recording: Gary Bolton
Post Production: Gary Bolton & Phil Murphy
Photography: Wizard
 
 
 
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