Produced by Jeanene Lewis
Directed by Darlene Garand
Choreography by Diane Cammarn
Orchestration and Vocal Arrangements by Bob McDowell
Special Material by Dick Gallagher

Show Dates

April 7-8 & 13-15, 2000


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

MGM is putting glamorous movie legend Marian Ames out to pasture, but this is 1944 and no time for self pity. Marian gathers her instrument playing gal pals from the Hollywood Canteen to entertain the troops in London. Her show is a rip roaring canteen extravaganza that features five archetypal film characters from the 1940s singing over 30 vintage classics. Laughs, emotional fireworks and air raids punctuate this hilarious and heart warming musical celebration.

Book by Linda Thorsen Bond, William Repicci and Charles Busch

Cast List

Marian Ames – Sara Ledzianowski
Lilly McBaine – Wendy Deal
Jo Sterling – Jennifer (Garand) Crawford
Topeka Abotelli – Cheryl Deal
Katie Gammersflugel – Leah D’Emilio
Radio Announcer – Mike Deal
Colonel Jameson – Glen Hamilton


Clarinet – Barbara Bergman
Bass – Crystal Bollinger
Saxophone – Joe Phillips
Guitar – Wendy Deal
Drums – Jennifer Crawford, Mike Deal
Trumpet – Andrew Feyes, Chris Kiger
Flute – Alexis Bolanis
Pianist – Martha McFarland

Production Team

Assistant Producer – Karen Lewis
Director’s Assistant – Rita Dauterman
Stage Manager – Chuck Karrick
Set Design – Jeanene Lewis
Stage Crew – Ernie Bollinger, Jeanene Lewis, Sharon Lanz
Set Construction – Ernie Bollinger, Jeanene Lewis, Sharon Lanz
Props – Miriam Patznick
Sound – Glen Hamilton, Bob Stucker, Steve Ledzianowski, Jim Myers
Lighting – Marty Limmer, Tamara Limmer
Program – Glen Hamilton
Publicity – Diane Hess
Concessions – Marcia Hayes
Tickets – Theresa Berry
House Manager – Sharon Newton

Produced by special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010