The Green Room

Leading Ladies

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By Ken Ludwig

In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit. When they try to pass themselves off as heirs to a fortune, they find the heirs aren’t nephews, but nieces! Using their acting background, they quickly adapt, but all kinds of complications abound.  Will they be able to pull it off, or will they blow their cover?

Performances

March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm / Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets On Sale Soon!

Adults: $16 / Students and Seniors: $14 / Children (12 and under): $8

 

Cast of Characters

Dalton Isaac (Butch) is excited about being in the hilarious company of Leading Ladies! He has appeared in many Green Room (TGR) productions including Forever Plaid, Hairspray, Big River, Mary Poppins, West Side Story, and most recently, Beauty and the Beast. Dalton is currently working towards his dream of being a professional actor.

 

Jeanne Laws (Florence) is thrilled to be in another hilarious comedy at TGR.  As a director/actor/board member/volunteer, her most recent credits include Southern Fried Nuptials, Southern Fried Funeral, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Dixie Swim Club.  Retired after forty years in middle school education, she enjoys spending time with her children and granddaughters and singing in the praise team and choir at her church.  She is also grateful for the very special friendships she has developed over the years here at TGR.

 

William Parrish Jr. (Doc) is delighted to be a part of this Ken Ludwig farce and to share fun with this talented cast and crew.  His groundbreaking medical research proved that anyone who laughs for a century will live to be 100, and he has agreed to see patients in the lobby after tonight’s performance.  Green Room credits include: Southern Fried Funeral, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelfth Night, West Side Story, and Southern Fried Nuptials.

 

Katy Sigmon (Meg) is thrilled to be acting on stage as she typically works behind-the-scenes as resident lighting and costume designer at TGR. Last fall, Katy was seen as Roxane in the Green Light production of Cyrano. She enjoys reading Harry Potter books, drinking lots of coffee, and is currently learning to play guitar.

 

Katie Stone (Audrey) is a 16 year old from Gastonia, NC. This is her second time being on stage at The Green Room, but has been behind-the-scenes for several other productions. She is currently the Director of Marketing for Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama which she has been a part of for the past two years. Katie would like to thank the Lord for all the blessings in her life and hopes this show will bring joy into your day!

 

Benjamin Thomas-Reid (Jack) is thrilled to be returning to The Green Room stage.  His former roles here include Hamlet in Hamlet, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Newt in The Red Velvet Cake War. In his spare time, he teaches English in Statesville.  Thank you always to Matthew for being the one that says, “Sure, you can do another show.”

 

David Townsend (Leo) Leading Ladies has been on David’s bucket list of shows for several years, and he is thrilled to finally have this opportunity! When he isn’t treading the boards, David works as a stained-glass artist/assistant at Belle le Verre with owner Marietta Burke. Special thanks go to costumers David Brown and Andy Lominac…I know it isn’t easy turning me into a leading lady, but I sure feel pretty!

 

Christian Underwood (Duncan) is currently the Drama teacher for each of Newton-Conover City’s elementary schools.  He also teaches Creative Works classes here at The Green Room as well as being a member of the Green Bean Players.  Some of his recent roles include Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Mal in The Addams Family, and Christian in Cyrano. Get ready to roll with laughter at this play filled with theatrical people, they are so…theatrical!

 

Production Team

Jonathan Banner (Technical Director and Sound Designer) graduated from Gardner-Webb in 2013 with a Theatre Arts degree with a concentration in Technical Theatre. He volunteered at TGR while in high school and began full-time in January 2014. He enjoys coming up with new ideas for each show and incorporating innovative ways to make things “cool.” When not at the theatre, he enjoys spending time with friends.

 

John David Brown III (Costume Designer) is the Creative Director at TGR and has directed, costumed, and acted in many productions here. His most recent directing credits include last season’s Mary Poppins and Isabella at the Circus and this season’s Beauty and the Beast and The Quirky Quest to Find the Unicorn’s Ukulele. Besides creating art onstage, David enjoys painting, and some of his work is on display in the gallery. He feels blessed to be a part of a community that values and appreciates the enrichment that the Arts bring to our lives.

 

Ann Kraft (Production Stage Manager) has worked numerous TGR shows—most recently, Big River, Mary Poppins, Dixie Swim Club, and Beauty and the Beast. She even appeared onstage for the cameo role of “Mama Santini” in Barefoot in the Park. In her spare time, she loves to read and make jewelry. Ann wishes to thank Alexis for everything she did for this show. “I couldn’t have done it without you.”

 

Sylvia Schnople (Director) has directed many wonderful shows at TGR including Fiddler on the Roof; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Jesus Christ Superstar; Secret Garden; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Pippin; Barefoot in the Park; Cinderella; King & I; Glass Menagerie; The Fantasticks; A Christmas Carol; Driving Miss Daisy; Anything Goes; Hairspray; Guys and Dolls; Big River; and A Trip to Bountiful.  Sylvia received her MFA in theatre from UNC-G and has directed productions from Nashville to New York City.  She has taught in the Catawba County Schools, has directed at several local theatres, and is the Artistic Director for Davidson Community Players.

 

Katy Sigmon (Lighting Designer) is a multi-talented Costume Designer, Lighting Designer, and Wig & Makeup Artist. She stays busy designing costumes and lights for several area theatres and is as a Teaching Artist for TGR’s Creative Works classes. She helps keep our costume shop in order and has designed lights for most of TGR’s shows this season.  Love to Caleb and Glory to Papa.