Peter Quince Performing Company, Ltd.
In association with
With participation from
music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
based on Lynn Riggs' "Green Grow the Lilacs"
Show location n/a
Producer's Note from the program
I welcome you tonight to join the Peter Quince Performing Co., Ltd. In its production of OKLAHOMA! It is with your presence that the company marks its twelfth season.
The Peter Quince Performing Co., Ltd. is indeed a unique organization. This company is perhaps the only one in the country that enables young adults, under the age of twenty-two, to manage a large budget, greater than $7,000.00, as well as to carry out all the other responsibilities involved in producing and publicizing a musical production, totally void of any adult supervision. Each individual member of the company, whether in the cast, on the construction crews, selling ads for the program or selling tickets in the office, puts in many long hours of work, each hour being necessary for the total production to be as complete and of the high quality the company has shown in the past.
The first "Quincers" have been described as spirited dreamers. They showed their dream to the community and set it into motion in 1969. Since that time, the present "Quincers" have allowed that dream to become a reality. The Peter Quince Performing Co., Ltd. has proved to be a successful and worthwhile organization of this community. It offers much to the young people of the area who have been involved. It gives us an opportunity to grow in a special way, to share our time and talents with our peers and the surrounding community.
It is difficult to explain what being a Quincer really means. Being a Quincer brings a special maturity to each one of us. It allows us to grow in confidence and closeness with one another. Each individual member holds a responsibility to the company, and in this feels a certain closeness within the company. It is this closeness which builds what we call "the spirit of Quince," and it is this spirit that allows for the continued success of the company.
To a Quincer the years between the ages of thirteen and twenty-two are like a chapter of his or her life. In those years much is learned and shared, the enthusiasm and joy, as well as, the frustrations. Many lasting relationships have been made. So, as each one of us reaches our age of retirement, we feel a chapter of our life end. We are no longer able to share the full excitement and enthusiasm that goes into each Quince production. But, we will always have the memories and the maturity we have gained, and as the curtain continues to rise, we will be able to share those memories. As the curtain rises tonight, each one of can feel a feeling of great accomplishment, every individual of the company, each one of you for your continued support, and especially our parents, for their continued support and advice.
It is with tonight's performance that the Peter Quince Performing Co., Ltd. wishes to share this special reality of a dream come true with you. During the performance, it is my hope you will be able to feel, or gain and understanding, of what being a Quincer means to each one of us. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Enjoy the show!
Chairman of the Board
Director's Note from the program
We would like to take you back to the time when the western states were only territories----the time of hoe-downs and steer roping.
With pioneer-like determination, we have worked hard for this evenings performance. Working together we have changed "can't" to "cain't," "scared" to "skeered," and a young mid-western cast to a group of singing and dancing territory folk.
Not to say that all of this happened overnight...there were many times when we heard, "But Anne said..." or "But Tara told me..." The reply was often, "we know, but this will be the last time we will change our minds."
Through our previous stage experience, both of us knew that the "behind-the-scenes" work was important. It took this summer to show us just how important it was. To those who have helped us to fill our needs and particularly the parents who have put up with the long hours and seemingly unrelated movement of feet with what seems to be an unfamiliar rendition of a familiar show tune we would like to give our own standing ovation.
Now that the finishing touches have been applied, this show is for you. Sit back and relax. When the music begins and the lights come up, there will be a bright, golden haze on the meadow.
Tara and Anne
|Kerri Rex|| Aunt Eller|
|Bruce Schlei|| Curly|
|Steve Gerndt|| Ike Skidmore|
|Tim Gadzinski||Will Parker|
|Drew Keith|| Jud Fry|
|Sue Bursek|| Ado Annie Carnes|
|Howard Sigman||Ali Hakim|
|Jill Park|| Gertie Cummings|
|James Schuette||Andrew Carnes|
|Chris Garey|| Cord Elam|
|Erin Russell|| Jessica, Can-Can Girl|
|Cathy Arndt|| Angie, Can-Can Girl|
|Mindy Nelson|| Faye, Can-Can Girl|
|Heidi Parworth||Yvonne, Can-Can Girl|
|Todd Virnoche||Joe, "Dream" Curly|
|Tara Brennan|| Susie, "Dream" Laurey|
|Scott Singer|| Josh|
|Guy Parworth|| Mike|
|Wayne Heili|| Sam|
|Mark Baader|| Jess|
|Paul Erikson|| Chalmers|
|Greg Rank|| Bart|
|Laurie Hess|| Kate|
|Mary Pat Stangel||Armina|
|Sue Kornely|| Ellen|
|Deanna Van Dreel||Virginia|
|Dave Burtard||French Horn|
|Katrina Van Dreel||Piano, Rehearsal Pianist|
Jo Anne Tait,
Kay Lynn Junk,
Kay Lynn Junk,
Sandy Van Dornick,
Mary Jo Riebe,
Board of Directors
Producer/Chairman of the Board: Cindy Gerndt
Assistant: Bill Manis
President: Bill Manis
Vice-President/Business Manager: Sue Weina
Secretary/Treasurer: Jill Walecks
Public Relations: Brian Mast
General Directors: Anne Bouffard and Tara Russell
Technical Director: Kathy Buxbaum
Orchestra Director: Cynthia Poulos
Choral Director: Erik Torkelson
Choreographers: Kay Steckmesser and Sara Tirner
Stage Manager: Dave Wage
Props Head: Robert Roidt
Office Manager: Barb Kurth
House Manager: Kristy Geimer
Make Up: Connie Olson and Mary Basten
Rehearsal Pianist: David Bohn
Prompters: Theresa Sturzl and Shealah Schneider
Programs: Jim Drobka
Photographers: Tom Morgan and Steve Buss
Scene 1: The Front of Laurey's Farm House
Scene 2: The Smoke House
| "Oh What a Beautiful Morning"||Curly|
| "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top"||Curly, Laurey, Aunt Eller|
| "Kansas City"||Will, Aunt Eller, and the Boys|
| "I Cain't Say No"||Ado Annie|
| "Many a New Day"||Laurey and the Girls|
| "It's a Scandal! It's an Outrage!"||Ali Hakim, Boys & Girls|
| "People will say we're in love"||Curly and Laurey|
Scene 3: A Grove on Laurie's Farm
| "Pore Jud is Daid"||Curly and Jud|
| "Lonely Room"||Jud|
| "Out of My Dreams"||Laurey and the Girls|
Scene 1: The Skidmore Ranch
Scene 2: Skidmore's Kitchen Porch
| "The Farmer and the Cowman"||Carnes, Aunt Eller, Curly, Ado Annie, Slim and Ensemble|
|"All 'er Nothin"||Ado Annie, Will and two Dancing Girls|
Scene 3: The Back of Laurey's Farm House
| "Reprise: "People will say we're in love"||Curley and Laurey|
| "Oklahoma!"||Curly, Laurey, Aunt Eller, Ike, Fred, and Ensemble|
| "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin"||Laurey, Curley and Ensemble|