2015/2016 Season

2015/2016 Season

hanselgretelHansel and Gretel
Adapted from the classic story by the Brothers Grimm. Play by Vera Morris.
November 6-15, 2015
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

Deep in a German forest await the Gingerbread Witch and her hobgoblin henchmen ready to transform children into tasty treats. Siblings Hansel and Gretel and their friends go into the woods and suddenly find themselves in the path of the witch. To return home to their parents, this brother and sister duo will have to use their smarts to outwit the evil Witch. Spooky and full of action, we recommend this production for ages 6 and older.

Cast from Hansel and Gretel

Echo 1

Sarah Bolles

Mr. Gunther Bandersnatch

Nicholas Boone

Susie

Caroline Coleman

Father

Alex Cundith

Angel 1, Gingerbread Person

Georgia Deane

Esmeralda

Isabel Dines

Frack

Holly Durham

Frick

Grace Gent

Hansel

Henry Hubbard

Sandman, Gingerbread Person

Samuel Kopylev

Echo 3

Zoe Korejwo

Gingerbread Witch

Jessica Layton

Gretel

Lynn Loftus

Dew Princess, Haunted Gingerbread House Creature

Erin Loftus

Mrs. Twillig Bandersnatch

Kelly McArdle

Petros

Oliver Meek

Head Angel, Haunted Gingerbread House Creature

Katie Nelson

Lydia Avery

Avery O’Kane

Echo 2

Jeffrey Pippins

Mother

Izabella Porter

Angel 2, Gingerbread Person

Megan Tarantino

Angel 3, Gingerbread Person

Marina Tarantino

Johanna

Grace Tarpgaard

Sandy, Gingerbread Person

Brian Tatum

Frederick

Xander Tilock

Baby Frumius Bandersnatch

Miranda Tonsetic

Flake

Lia Vicens

Owl, Haunted Gingerbread House Creature

Mojo Warren

Bob

Annie Wood

Crew from Hansel and Gretel

Delaney Bottorff
Abi Burkholder
Liam Clancy (Production Assistant)
Kara Fagerstrom
Kerstin Fagerstrom
Lili Gallegos
Luci Harris
Caitlyn Knittig
Zach Longsworth
Issac Mann
Colin Meek
Brian Metcalf
Lauren Paight
Camille Pivetta
Lizzy Schoen
Abi Schulken
Matthew Scwanke
Sarah Strunk (Stage Manager)
Isabel Tate
Maddy Wade
Alessandra Williams

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A Fairytale Christmas Carol
By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.

December 4-6, 2015
Gunston Arts Center – Theatre Two
2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206

In this remake of a Christmas classic, your favorite fairytale characters bring to life the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s magical Christmas Eve. Mother Goose lends her talents to narrate as the Big Bad Wolf takes on the humbugging lead role. Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs, Old King Cole, and many beloved characters help create a new twist on the traditional Dickensian fable. We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.



Cast from A Fairytale Christmas Carol

Little Bo Peep, Elf, Peter Piper, Chorus

Lucy Anderson

Hansel

Logan Baker

Brick

Elisabeth Bellem

Little Red Riding Hood

Faith Blevins

Jack

Samantha Brady

Medium Wolf

Carly Cameron

Black Sheep

Charlotte Cunningham

Twig

Yarden Footlik

Fan

Ameilia Ford

Jacob Midas

Bryce Gastelum

Meriwether

Georgia Gibbon

Tabitha

Adelina Hartley

Queen of Hearts

Colleen Jackson

Cinderella

Sarah Lambert

Fezziwig

Stella Lee

Gretel

Ioanna Lincoln

Big Bad Wolf

Louisa Martial

Goldilocks

Stephanie McHugh

Miss Muffet, Chorus

Sydney Payne

Mary

Carolina Permuy

Bale

Annabel Phoel

Old King Cole

Piper Powell

Humpty Dumpty, Snow White, Chorus

Sophia Schwartz

Philip Charming

Jackson Solley

Mother Goose

Wilhemina Solley

Rumplestiltskin, Chrous

Evelyn Watkins

Little Wolf

Vivian Williams

Crew from A Fairytale Christmas Carol

Abi Burkholder
Liam Clancy (Student Set Designer)
Kara Fagerstrom
Kerstin Fagerstrom
Zachary Longsworth
Will Treene
Annie Wood

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Snow White

By Tim Kelly. Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur.

January 8-17, 2016
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

Snow White is a beautiful young princess who lives with her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Queen discovers that Snow White is truly “the fairest of them all,” she devises a plan to continue her reign permanently. After being banished in the woods, Snow White happens upon seven new friends that give her a place to call home. Your family will enjoy this musical adaptation of the classic fairytale. We recommend this musical for ages 4 and older.

Cast from Snow White

Huntsman

Caroline Antonipillai

Gloomy Gus

Matthew Bloss-Baum

Prince

James Brady

Ticklist

Elizabeth Burkholder

Animal Choir

Jackie Castillo

Animal Choir

Maggie Donnelly

Animal Choir

Laura Duffett

Animal Choir

Ariana Hooker

Sarge

Luke Jackins

Animal Choir

Hannah Knittig

Spritely

Maren Knutson

Cat, Animal Choir

Henry Mangum

Mirror

Ella McHugh

Esmerelda

Jillian McLeod

Gabby

Yasmeen Moustafa

Vixen

Belle Perkins

Slowpoke

Aidan Pritchard

Snow White

Zoe Rocchio

Crone

Gabrielle Schaubach

Queen

Nadya Steare

Cat, Animal Choir

Ella Tiller

Snore

Alek Vargas

Crew from Snow White

Abi Burkholder
Kara Fagerstrom
Kerstin Fagerstrom
Annika Fagerstrom (Stage Manager)
Georgia Gibbon
Maggie Keane
Layne Kelly
Ioanna Lincoln
Brian Metcalf
Sarah Strunk

Michael Rogers DDS Logo Michael Rogers, DDS is delighted to sponsor this production.

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Treasure Island (World Premiere)

Play by Matthew Heap. Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

February 27 – March 6, 2016
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

What starts as a mystery turns into an adventure in a brand new Encore adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. Young Jim Hawkins escapes a dull life to search for where “X” marks the spot on a mysterious treasure map left behind by an old sea captain. Jim meets a slew of thrill seeking sea farers as he races to find the treasure before any pirates do. From the playwright that brought you last season’s hit, The Three Musketeers, we recommend this production for ages 6 and older.

Cast from Treasure Island

Cedric Hawkins, Ship’s Officer

Duncan Andrews

Blind Pew, Green Goose

Nicholas Boone

Elizabeth Killigrew

Abi Burkholder

Dr. Livesey

Liam Clancy

Black Dog

Sydney Dodini

Tavern Patron 3, Ship’s Officer

Ethan Dodini

Jeanne de Clisson

Holly Durham

Mr. Arrow

Grace Gent

Annie Bonney

Cecelia Haislmaier

Christina Anne Skyette

Colleen Jackson

Billy Bones

Zach Longsworth

Long John Silver

Louisa Martia

Scurvy Jack Compton

Kelly McArdle

Squire Trelawney

Brian Metcalf

Parrot

Ashley Michaelis

Rot-nose Peter, Tavern Patron 4

Ben Nelson

Two-Toes Sam

Ian Onufrak

Cheese-Thief Ben

Josh Ramthum

Grace O’Malley

Isabella Russo

Anne Dieulevent

Miranda Tonsetic

Squid-Lips Tom, Tavern Patron 1

Hannah Torma

Jacob Grills

Lia Vicens

Captain Smollett

Annie Wood

Jemma Hawkins

Maddy Zobrist

Crew from Treasure Island

Sam Barrett
James Brady
Isabel Dines
Annika Fagerstrom
Kara Fagerstrom (Student Assistant Technical Director)
Kerstin Fagerstrom
Isabelle Francis
Luci Harris
Henry Hubbard
Emily Kile
Caitlyn Knittig
Hannah Knittig
Jessica Layton
Ana McMenamin (Stage Manager)
Yasmeen Moustafa
Avery O’Kane
Izabella Porter
Grace Tarpgaard

Michael Rogers DDS Logo Michael Rogers, DDS is delighted to sponsor this production.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and Lyrics by William Finn. Book by Rachel Sheinkin. Conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Additional material by Jay Reiss. Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine. Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, and Second Stage Theatre.

April 22-24, 2016

Gunston Arts Center – Theatre Two
2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206

Six young spellers come together at a local school to use their talents to decide who will represent Putnam County in the national bee. Their zany personalities shine as they take on words that most people have never heard of, let alone can spell. Words fly as this fun, modern musical spins a tale of growing up while competing for prestige and bragging rights. Presented by Encore’s Musical Theatre Intensive program. We recommend this production for ages 8 and older.


Cast from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Leaf Coneybear/Carl Dad

Adam Ashley

William Barfee

Nicholas Boone

Mitch Mahoney/Jesus

Maya Ewart

Olive Ostrovsky

Kimmy Lewis

Marcy Park

Sarah Mack

Douglas Panch

Caleb Dunham

Chip Tolentino/Olive’s Dad/Dan Dad

Brian Metcalf

Logainne Schwartzandgrubinerre

Lucy Rocchio

Rona Lisa Perretti/Olive’s Mom

Zoe Rocchio

Helena Green

Annie Wood

Crew from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Josephine (Josie) Baker (Lights)
Luci Harris (Assistant Stage Manager)
Alannah Rivera (Sound)
Sarah Strunk (Stage Manager)

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Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare.

May 13-22, 2016
Gunston Arts Center – Theatre Two
2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206

During a fierce storm and devastating surfboard accident, twins Viola and Sebastian are separated. Viola surfaces on a beach, and, believing her brother has disappeared, finds acceptance by disguising herself as a man named Cesario. In a classic case of mistaken identity and unexpected love, hilarity ensues as we meet this 1960’s beach movie cast of characters.

Cast from Twelfth Night

Officer 1, Beach Girl

Amanda Bidigare

Viola

Caroline Burnham

Orsino

Kevin Cabral

Catherine

Georgia Deane

Curio

Holly Durham

Sebastian

Ethan Edds

Olivia

Mila Fox-Parola

Officer 2, Beach Girl

Elizabeth Francis

Malvolio

Robert Gessel

Priest, Beach Girl

Tara Hall

Maria

Colleen Jackson

Antonio

Gabriel MacPhail

Fool

Louisa Martial

Valentine

Kelly McArdle

Emilia

Ella McHugh

Captain/Life Guard

Colin McMenamin

Fabian

Ian Onufrak

Dance Girl, Beach Girl, Dance Captain

Caeley Sacher

Andrew Aguecheek

Hannah Torma

Sir Toby Belch

Christopher Zane

Crew from Twelfth Night

Sam Barrett
Penn Bauman
Liam Clancy (Stage Manager)
Annika Fagerstrom
Emily Kile
Connor O’Malley
Izabella Porter

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Cul de Sac (World Premiere)

Play by Amy Thompson. Adapted from the comic strip, Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson.

June 3-12, 2016
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

Four-year-old Alice Otterloop and her older brother, Petey, learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself in this world premiere play adaptation of Richard Thompson’s nationally syndicated Cul De Sac comic strip. When Alice decides to help Petey become more “exciting,” she risks sending Petey further into his shell. With the help other their parents, teachers, and new and old friends, the Otterloop children just might be able to learn something from each other. We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.

Cast from Cul de Sac

Gorilla/3rd Grade Girl 2/Zombie Toad

Jackie Adams

Loris

Kiernan Almand

Gloria/Fish-slapping Bear/Zombie Toad

Azalea Amaya

Drummer/Parent/Zombie Toad

Matthew Bloss-Baum

Dill

Kostya Cook

Scientist/Zombie Toad (Act 2 only)

Laura Duffett

Bubbsey Clownpants/Sofie’s Mother/Musician

Kerstin Fagerstrom

Alice

Gabriella Flanagan

Nara/Bear-slapping Fish

Yarden Footlik

D’Amoragon/3rd Grade Girl 1

Georgia Gibbon

Miss Bliss

Lindsey Gradowski

Mr. Otterloop

Henry Hubbard

Mrs. Otterloop

Caitlyn Knittig

Kevin

Oliver Meek

Beni

David Myers

Andre

Joey Pickel

Viola

Kyra Radomsky

Loris’ Mother/Musician/Zombie Toad

Mia Randers-Pehrson

Mr. Spinnerack

Declan Roberts

Sofie

Elizabeth Rotherham

Marcus

Tyler Smallwood

Petey

Xander Tilock

Triangle Player/Parent/Zombie Toad

Lillian Try

Park Ranger/Zombie Toad

Lia Vicens

Polyfill/Parent/Zombie Toad

Evelyn Watkins

Crew from Cul de Sac

Delaney Bottorff
Liam Clancy
Isabel Dines (House Manager)
Annika Fagerstrom
Kara Fagerstrom
Luci Harris
Ella McHugh
Colin Meek
Amelia Myers
Erin Poplin
Colin Rimsky
Isabella Russo
Addison Sharp
Sarah Strunk (Student Assistant Technical Director)
Grace Tarpgaard
Maddie Zobrist

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Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins

Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs & additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh.

July 15-24, 2016
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

Mary Poppins is a practically perfect, spoonful of sugar nanny that unexpectedly arrives in the Banks household one blustery day. Using lessons disguised as games, she helps to teach the Banks children how to be their best selves. But, is Mary Poppins’ magic enough to save this family from drifting apart? Enjoy your favorite Disney melodies in this Broadway adaptation that won seven TONY awards, including Best Musical. We recommend this musical for ages 6 and older.

Cast from Mary Poppins

Ensemble

Rebecca Blacksten

Admiral Boom, Neleus, Ensemble

Nicholas Boone

Northbrook, Ensemble

James Brady

Vonhussler, Doll, Ensemble

Marie Brittain

Robertson Ay

Liam Clancy

Mary Poppins

Kaely Clapper

Valentine, Ensemble

Carol Jean

Bird Woman, Ensemble

Annelise Coffin

Ensemble

Ava Coffin

Ensemble

Sean Hackes

Miss Smythe, Teddy Bear

Daria Hoobchaak

George Banks

Erich Izdepski

Ensemble

Evelyn Izdepski

Winifred Banks

Kristen Jepperson

Queen Victoria

Marji Jepperson

Jane Banks

Brenna Kay

Mr. Punch, Ensemble

Hannah Knittig

Katie Nana, Bank Chairman

Tara Koslov

Ensemble

Kimmy Lewis

Miss Andrew, Ensemble

Meghan Mack

Annie, Ensemble

Sarah Mack

Policeman, Ensemble

Louisa Martial

Bert

Brian Metcalf

Mrs. Corry, Ensemble

Martha-Grace Moore

Ensemble

Sofia Parfomak

Michael Banks

Aidan Pritchard

Fannie, Ensemble

Lucy Rocchio

Miss Lark, Ensemble

Katelyn Sparks

Mrs. Brill

Anita Tellez-Mansey

Park Keeper, Ensemble

Annie Wood

Crew from Mary Poppins

Kiernana Almand
Sam Barrett
Charles Boone
Paddy Clancy
Jim Clancy (Flight Director)
Maya Edwards
Annika Fagerstrom
Fred Fagerstrom
Kara Fagerstrom
Kerstin Fagerstrom
Sarah Fahrenkrug
Alexander Klein
Caitlyn Knittig
Jessica Layton
Zach Longsworth
Izabella Porter
Colin Rimsky
Jenny Rubin (Production Stage Manager)
Lia Vicens
David Wade

Michael Rogers DDS Logo Michael Rogers, DDS is delighted to sponsor this production.


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Production photos by Larry McClemons