September 1999 Green Room Gossip
by Jennifer Poiry
Courtesy of Whatzup
To submit gossip, email jenlcb @ greenroomonline . org


Holiday Inn Downtown will be the venue for a Bower North Productions public performance of Bob Larbey's A MONTH OF SUNDAYS on Friday, September 24. Directed by Alan North, the comedy stars area theatre veterans Scott Nedberg, Larry Bower, Mary Amber Bosk, Stephanie May, Brian Dumford, and Teresa Bower. For dinner theatre and overnight package information, call Holiday Inn Downtown, (219) 422-5511. Bower North produced the show to great acclaim at the Holiday Inn in May 1998, and Nedberg reprises his role as John Cooper, the irascible nursing home patient coping hilariously yet touchingly with growing old.


Georgeanna Nehrig, Andrew Gross, Abigail Ehinger, and Adrien Gauthier have been cast in the Civic Theatre's upcoming production of the 1988 Tony-nominated musical comedy "Romance, Romance." The two one-acts are unrelated, but have the common theme of the durability of romance. The play will run October 29 - November 7, 1999.


Tami Low and her 17 year old son Andrew are appearing onstage together for the second time this year in First Presbyterian Theater's production of PIRATES OF PENZANCE (through October 3). They were last seen together on the stage in Arena Dinner Theatre's BABES IN ARMS, directed by T.J. McCombs.


When Arena Theatre board member and local director Harvey Cocks mentioned to his STATE FAIR cast member Jennifer Rapp that the director of the upcoming TOMB WITH A VIEW had dropped out, Rapp, "in a moment of insanity" casually suggested she would be willing to give it a try. With 16 years of theatre experience in around 25 productions, Rapp makes her directorial debut with this murder mystery spoof.


Emilio Robles is new to the IPFW Department of Theatre faculty, teaching courses in Acting, Directing, and Voice. In the Music Department, Dr. William Skoog has been appointed the advisor for the degree of Music and an Outside Field, Theatre Emphasis (IPFW's version of a musical theatre degree).


An anonymous party has pledged a matched donation up to $10,000 to the Pulse Opera House renovation fund. Any donations up to a total of $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by this patron now through December 31. The Pulse plans to add a lobby, restrooms, and elevator in their newly acquired space below the theatre.

The 22-year old Arena Dinner Theatre also has growing pains. They are attempting to raise $110,000.00 to enlarge the Marge and Roland Waters Rehearsal Studio to accommodate their larger productions. Right now, says Arena president Darrell Monroe, "every time we move a production from the small rehearsal studio to the larger stage we have had to re-stage the entire production."


Civic will hold auditions on October 3 for a non-musical production of the holiday perennial IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The show will run December 3-19, most likely at First Presbyterian Theater, due to the Fort Wayne Ballet's production of THE NUTCRACKER at the same time.

The Pulse Opera House in Warren will hold auditions October 4 for "Story Theatre: Aesop's Fables" to run November 12-20.


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