Oregon's Oldest Continuous Community Theatre

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A Day in Hollywood, A Night in Ukraine

Director’s Notes

A few years back, a friend of mine mentioned her interest in doing this musical and a few weeks later I came across a record (yes, record!) of the Broadway version. I’ve always been a fan of 1930’s movies, and the Marx Brothers. I immediately loved the music and songs, and there was tap dancing!
Bringing musicals with small casts to the stage has always been a love of mine, so back in 2011, I had a great time directing and choreographing, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” for Barnstormers. When the opportunity came along to do the same for “A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine,” I jumped at the chance!
I have had so much fun with this very talented cast and have enjoyed the excellent musical direction from Sarah Foster. I would like to thank the Barnstormers and Wayd Drake for their unending support and Frances Margaret Widdison for keeping us all in line and on schedule.

Penny King - Director

Originally from Santa Monica, California, Penny first landed in Southern Oregon in the late 70's, and after traveling the state to dance, teach, and choreograph, opened Stillpoint Dance Studio in Grants Pass in 1991. She has choreographed many musicals for Barnstormers and Rogue Music Theatre and this is the third musical she has directed and choreographed for Barnstormers.

Frances WIddison - Stage Manager

Frances WIddison- Frances has been involved in community theatre in Grants Pass for the last several years. She has become heavily involved with Barnstormers this season. She played the role of Ginger in Larry’s Best Friend at the beginning of the season, learned how to run the soundboard for Macbeth and also learned how to run the light board during The Love List. Whether it is on stage or behind the scenes Frances loves being involved in shows. This is Frances' first time stage-managing and has loved getting to learn this side of the theater world.


Sarah Foster - Mrs. Pavlenko

Sarah's love of performing began over 30 years ago. Vocal competitions, learning multiple instruments, and speech and debate led to the wonderful world of musical theatre. Sarah's talent and dedication to the craft has given her many amazing opportunities to perform, including performances on the stage of the famous Sydney opera house. Sarah would like to thank her four biggest fans, Riley, Corban, Eli and Haven, for supporting their mum in the crazy endeavor of acting and musically directing this wonderful show.
“Let us not waste our time in idle discourse… Let us do something, while we have the chance!" - Waiting for Godot

Timothy Romero - Carlo

Timothy Romero will be playing the role of the fun-loving piano playing Italian Carlo and an usher at The Grumman’s Chinese Theatre. This is his second production and first time working with the wonderful people at Barnstormers. In the past, Timothy has played the part of Mr. Jenkins and the understudy for Mr. Bratt in GPHS’s production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. His biggest inspirations are his family and friends. His love and muse, Destre Word, pushed him to pursue his first show, and has been his biggest inspiration since. Timothy enjoys music and is currently learning how to play many instruments. He sincerely hopes you enjoy the musical masterpiece that is A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine!

Jenna Ashley - Nina

Jenna Ashley has been on break from theater to finish her two-year transfer degree at RCC. The last show she was in was The Great American Trailer Park Musical as Pickles, also directed by the great Penny King here at Barnstormers. She wants to thank Penny for believing in her and giving her this chance. As a first time tapper, her favorite part of the process was the crash course in tap dancing.

Darcy Schmieder - Masha

This is Darcy’s first time performing in a Barnstormer’s production. She has been dancing at All That Jazz Dance Studio since the age of four. With 15 years dance experience, she has studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre. She performed two times at Disney World with All That Jazz Dance Studio. In 2013 she performed in Grants Pass High School’s production of West Side Story. She has always dreamed of being involved in Community Theater, and she is thrilled to be part of this show

Connor Brown - Gino

Conner Brown is 13 years old and is an 8th grade student at Brighton Academy. He has been in theatre since 3rd grade and his most recent production was Willy Wonka where he played Agustus Gloop.

Bruce Allen - Samovar (the Groucho character)

Bruce has performed in many productions in the community for the last several years. Including Woody Allen’s Play It Again Sam in 2013 at Barnstormers, Visiting Mr. Green in 2011 at RCC, and the One Eleven production of Willy Wonka where he played the role of Willy Wonka. Bruce would like to thank the theatre community and the patrons of the arts for their continuing support. Bruce is the head of theatre arts at Brighton Academy.

Shane Skinner - Constantine

Shane started doing Grants Pass musical theatre twenty years ago. Some of his favorite roles include Jarvert in Les Miserables, Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret and Bert in Mary Poppins. Shane is thrilled to be back on the Barnstormers stage. In his non-theatre time, Shane attends school at RCC, teaches, and practices massage.

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