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Our 1976-1977 Season: Mainstage

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Book by George Abbott and Jerome Weedman, Music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Hornick, Lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Hornick

Reverend Brock, a single-minded 1890s social reformer works to sanitize the Tenderloin, a red-light neighborhood in western Manhattan. He is foiled by everyone associated with the district, including the corrupt politicians and police who are taking their cut from the earnings of the prostitutes who work the streets there. Tommy Howatt, a writer for the local scandal sheet Tatler, infiltrates the minister's church and proceeds to play one side against the other, eventually framing Brock by revealing to the authorities his plan to raid the brothels, but ultimately saving him by siding with him at his trial. As a result, the Tenderloin is shut down and Brock, asked to resign from his church, heads for Detroit with the hope of succeeding there as well.

Opening Night: Friday, October 29, 1976 - Closing Night: Saturday, November 13, 1976


ShirleyMarion Aaronson
Tommy HowattErnie Baker
ParishonerHolly Bonner
JohnnyRoger Clark
Spanish AnnaSue Collins
JohnnyTed Cotton
Joe KovakJerry Coyle
GertieCeCe Dwyer
Ellington GarfieldCharles Fenstermaker
Dr. BrockBob Fitzgibbon
NellieKathrynne Forsbrey
CommissionerEwald Forsbrey
AngelaPenny Goldman
Willie FryeBill Hagel
ParishonerLexanne Hamilton
HawkerRon Herczig
LizPat Karcher
Klondike KatieLiz Kellet
International IrmaArleen King
Mrs. PurdyMargie Kolamon
HildeNurith Koscuk
MargeBarbara Krajkowski
LipschitzNat Kramer
JessicaKaren Lindsley
Lt. CallahanJay Mills
ParishonerMickey Morelli
Laura PurdyCorinne Rouse
ParishonerMichelle Stiel
KleinPhil Stoehr
Nina MeriniTricia Travers
LillieElaine Trotsky
PearlPaula Trotsky
Friendly FloraSnooky Vassau

Production Staff

DirectorSteve Newport
Musical DirectorDiane Bell
Mickey Morelli
ProducerBarbara Krajkowski
ChoreographerThomas Richards
Assistant ChoreographerFrieda Pushnik
Set DesignEwald Forsbrey
Set ConstructionEwald Forsbrey
Set Construction-CrewRoger Clark
Wally Cox
Scott Forsbrey
Mark Framon
William Hagel
Set DecorJack Fleming
Ewald Forsbrey
Set Decor-CrewSue Collins
Ross Collins
Haley Collins
Kathrynne Forsbrey
Erica Lahti
Nikki Leary
Carol Mathews
Billy McFarland
Corinne Rouse
Lighting DesignDave Lampe
Lighting-CrewCarol Cohenstein
Greg Gass
Alan Morelli
PropsHolly Coscia
Props-CrewDoris Beaman
Ursala Locke
Cindy Wolkowski
CostumesMarge Gaffney
Costumes-CrewLinda Goldstein
Dale Richardson
Make-Up / HairAnn Schulz
Make-Up / Hair CrewLisa Chrubia
Laurie Thomas
Ileen Wilds
Program EditorRuth Myers
PianistDiane Bell
Patrick Horan