Little Mary Sunshine

Book, Lyrics & Music by Rick Besoyan


Synopsis: This hugely successful Off Broadway show played for almost three years at New York's Orpheum Theatre, winning an Obie award as the Best of the Season. Billed as "a musical about an old operetta"-Little Mary Sunshine gently spoofs such old-time favorites like "Rose Marie" and "Naughty Marietta"-but has a personality all its own. The plot is a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers led by stalwart Captain Jim; the lovely Mary Sunshine, her 'naughty' maid Nancy; a chorus of giggling schoolgirls and the ominous but benevolent Indian chief. Hearts are won and lost and won again, in this delightful, laugh-filled and charming show.

Cast

Chief Brown Bear Wayne Krumel
Cpl. "Bily" Jester Brian Kuczynski
Capt. "Big Jim" Warington Nate Joyner
Little Mary Sunshine Robin Lowe
Mme. Ernestine Von Liebedich Mary Lowery
Nancy Twinkle Lillian Cassidy
Fleet Foot William Fairchild
Yellow Feather Jeff Lacasse
Gen. Oscar Fairfax, Ret. Ralph Woosley
Young Ladies from Eastchester Finishing School

Cora Anna Lee
Henrietta Sarah Farmer
Gwendolyn Heather Dickson
Blanche Debbie Kuhn
Maude Susan Gorter
Mabel Elizabeth Riegle
Young Gentlemen of the United States Forest Rangers

Pete Barney Barnhart
Slim Jason Kleinhenz
Tex Jeff Cook
Buster Peter Botzenmayer
Hank Bob Harner
Tom Chris Scholfields

 

Production Staff

Director Ron Roston
Musical Director Marilyn Riegle
Choreographer Linda Stark
UWF Technical Directors Andrea Boccanfuso
  Nancy Phillips
PLT Technical Director Mario Cieri
Lighting Designer Amy Jessup
Costume Designer Martin Hamburg
Stage Manager Nancy Phillips
Assistant Stage Manager Terri Van Ess
Deck Manager Andrea Boccanfuso
Property Manager Terri Van Ess
Light Board Operator Irene Hansell
Follow Spot Operator Sean Culbertson
Fly Rail Operator Jaco Richardson