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Season: 
Fall 2009
Type: 
Mainstage Production
Author: 
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Date of run: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 (All day) to Saturday, November 21, 2009 (All day)
Location: 
University Theatre See map
Description: 
In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent “up there.” Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.
 
Courtesy of the Rogers and Hammerstein Organization
Director: 
Rick Joyce
Producer: 
John Wolff
Stage Manager: 
Eleni Christidis
Musical Director: 
Dan Schlosberg
Lighting Designer: 
Stephen Quandt
Set Designer: 
Roger Hanna
Sound Designer: 
Sharath Patel
Costume Designer: 
Rebecca Bernstein
Graphic Designer: 
Sam Tsui
Props Master: 
Meredith Davis
Master Electrician: 
Lauren Bremen
Technical Director: 
Emmanuel Ramirez
Sound Engineer: 
Luke Kanter
Member & Role: 
Jennifer Smolos -­ Vocal Coach
Ava Tattelman Parnes ­- Paint Charge
Gabrielle Karol ­- Assistant Choreographer
Actor / Actress & Role: 
Danielle Frimer ­- Julie Jordan
Brian Earp -­ Billy Bigelow
Mallory Baysek ­- Carrie Pipperidge
Jay Frisby -­ Enoch Snow
Helen McCreary ­- Nettie Fowler
Matthew McCollum -­ Jigger Craigin
Sarah Matthes ­- Louise
Kate Berman -­ Mrs. Mullins
Will Turner ­- David Bascombe
Naomi Bland -­ Starkeeper
Alex Fayette -­ Enoch Snow, Jr.
Jesse Kirkland ­- Ensemble
Aaron Seriff-­Cullick -­ Ensemble
Alexander Oki -­ Ensemble
Brandon Levin -­ Ensemble
David Martinez ­- Ensemble
Sarah Matthes ­- Ensemble
Sienne Fleming -­ Ensemble
Danielle Kolitz -­ Ensemble
Kelly Campbell -­ Ensemble
Lauren Hartman ­- Ensemble
Sofia Schroth­-Douma ­- Snow Child
Elijah Matthews -­ Snow Child
Mary Sarah Olson -­ Heavenly Friend
Assistant Director: 
Lily Lewis­-McNeil
Master Carpenter: 
Alex Hirsch
Orchestra Member & Role: 
Bracewell Polo ­- Orchestra Manager,
Christopher Lin­-Brande ­- Violin 1,
Gabriella Tortorello ­- Violin 1,
Bracewell Polo -­ Violin 2,
Rebecca Milot -­ Violin 2,
Michelle Vu ­- Viola,
Anna Wade ­- Viola,
Sean Litsey ­- Viola,
Rebecca Gandy -­ Cello,
Betsy Cooper -­ Bass,
Elana Kagan ­- Flute,
Rachel Barnas -­ Oboe,
David Luan ­- Clarinet,
Matthew Gaba ­- Bassoon,
Molly Zielenbach ­- Horn,
Michael Thornton -­ Trumpet,
Adam Haliburton ­- Trombone,
Olivia Coates ­- Harp,
Chase Young -­ Percussion
Dramaturg: 
Gary Jaffe
Choreographer: 
Tracy Bersley