The Students' Theatre at The Highwood Theatre presents:​



Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Company is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684


(Patron cont.)

​Susan Mann
Kenneth and Linda Nicola
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
Kay and Gary Stevens
Pat and Bob Wittie

Harold Bucholtz​
Jayne Letsche
The Middleton Family
Missi Tessier
The Starr Family
Richard Stroup
Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, & Rice

Robert N. Alfandre Foundation
Val Cummings
The Halbreiner Family in memory of Robert N. Alfandre
Doris Kearney in memory of Col. W. M. Kearney
Wittie, Letsche, & Waldo LLP

Kevin Kearney

Production Sponsor
Karla Letsche
James Kearney
​Dave Weadon
​The William and Karen Tell Foundation

Season Sponsor
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Anonymous (4)
The Adelfio Family
The Callahan Family
Linda and John Corkery
Linda Cartwright and John Dineen
Arlene Donovan
Wendy Dorman
​Joyce Dorris
David Glietz
Patti and Michael Goldman
Pauline Sobel and Larry Gondelman
Barbara and Scott Harris
Robert and Phyllis Hoffman
Bryan and Jenny Kearney
Mike and Pam Kearney
Joseph and Bonny Krenz
Susanne and Richard Leach
Bill and Beth Loizeaux
Amy Duroska and Richard Leidl in honor of the younger generation
Matthew Nicola
The Moorehead Family
Mosquito Squad
John and Rosemary Ryan
The Shusterman Family
Barbara, Larry, and Ben Stone

Thomas and Lauren Van Wazer

Pascale, Liz, and Cornelius Bronder
Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Intuit Quickbooks
Bill and Doris Loehning
Jim and Sarah Lowe
Rochelle and Eric Mayer
Sligo Cafe



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Rachel Sparks (Amy) is a sixth grade home schooled student.  This is her sixth production at The Highwood Theatre (and counting), having recently appeared as Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest". At Highwood, she has also played Dana/Mullet Fingers in Owls, Highwood's adaptation of "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen. Some of Rachel's favorite things are acting and singing. An interesting fact about her is that she used to take trapeze. "I am not getting married!"

Aidan Emerson (Peter/Harry) is a fifth grader at Chevy Chase Elementary School. This is his second production at The Highwood Theatre, having recently appeared as John ("Jack") Worthing in "The Importance of Being Earnest". Aidan has also performed in "The Wizard of Oz" and as Child #2 and Young Ebenezer in Silver Spring Stage's A Christmas Carol. Aidan enjoys playing sports and performing in comedic theatre. He once broke his leg when he was 1.5 years old and his wrist when he was 10. "I hope you enjoy the show!"

Simone Kimelman-Block (Marta) is a fourth grader at JPDS. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. In the past, she has performed in "Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat" as the narrator and has won a math award. In her spare time, Simone likes to swim, sing, and act. There are four kids in her family. "Hard work makes everything fun in the show."

Asa Kienitz-Kincade (David/Paul/Larry) is a tenth grader at Sandy Spring Friends School. This is his second production at The Highwood Theatre, having most recently appeared as Professor Callahan in "Legally Blonde: The Musical". Asa began doing theatre through improv classes at Imagination Stage and performed there as the Wizard  in "The Wizard of Oz" and John in "Peter Pan". If you name any year, he will be able to tell you who won and lost the Super Bowl. "Enjoy the show!"

Spencer Greene (Robert "Bobby") ​is a tenth grader at BCC. This is his first production at The Highwood Theatre. He's performed as Steve in Truly Horrifics' production of "Rent" and has taken AP U.S. History. Outside of theatre, Spencer enjoys playing the piano and skiing. He is a multi-millionaire in Monopoly money. "I didn't do it."

Tailor Hayling (Joanne) is a ninth grader at Elizabeth Seton High School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. Taylor won all state awards for violin 4 times and was in Junior Toastmasters, and currently takes French. In her free time she likes to play the violin and sing. Taylor went to a performing arts middle school and is now in an all-girls high school. "Hope you enjoy the show!"

Elena Meiman (Sarah) is a ninth grader at the Auburn School. This is her fifth production at The Highwood Theatre, having recently appeared as Johnna in "August: Osage County", as Gwendolen in "The Importance of Being Earnest", and as Helena Landless in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". Outside of Highwood, Elena likes to read and learn. An interesting fact about her is that she reads at a graduate school level. "Hope you like the show!"

Isabelle Moorehead (Susan) is a fifth grader at Page Elementary School. This is her fourth production at The Highwood Theatre, having most recently appeared as Miss Prism in "The Importance of Being Earnest", as Princess Puffer in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", and as Pilar in "Legally Blonde: The Musical". Isabelle likes to sing and act, and also enjoys designing clothes. "Have fun and love life."

Lily Barker (Kathy) is a fifth grader at Woodlin Elementary School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre.  Last year Lily performed in Ruddigore, playing a ghost baronet, with Kids Chorale.  She has also performed in Pirates The Musical and many musicals, including Oliver, My Fair Lady, Pirates Of Penzance, and Anything Goes.  Lily loves to act, takes voice lessons, and has also taken dance lessons.  "Enjoy your journey through Company!"

Anastasia Moorehead (Jenny/April) is a ninth grader at Blake High School. This is her sixth production at The Highwood Theatre, having recently been seen in The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and "Legally Blonde: The Musical". She also served as the Stage Manager for Highwood's professional production of "Crazy Runs in the Family" last summer.  When she's not onstage, Ana likes to play and referee soccer, as well as read while singing or listening to music.  "Enjoy our show!"


Check out our Company Preview Video below!




The Highwood Theatre wishes to extend a very special thanks to the following people who have contributed extra time and energy to this production.

Karla Letsche, James Kearney, Sarah Scott, Toly Yarup, Vinny DeFeo,

Marcy Ference, Claudia Rosales, Glenn Pearson

A special shout out to our neighbor, Roadhouse Oldies, for their support!


Photography and video/audio recording is strictly prohibited.
© The Highwood Theatre Inc., May, 2015


Improv Comedy Nights
Join us for a night of hilarious comedy created

right before your eyes!

Friday, June 5 at 8:00 PM

Friday, June 19 at 8:00 PM (the last of the season!)


Get ready for an unforgettable improv battle where YOU decide the winning troupe!

 Wednesday, June 3 at 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00 PM
  Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 PM



Robert ("Bobby"): Spencer Greene


Sarah: Elena Meiman

Harry: Aidan Emerson

Susan: Isabelle Moorehead

Peter: Aidan Emerson

Jenny: Anastasia Moorehead

David: Asa Kienitz-Kincade

Amy: Rachel Sparks

Paul: Asa Kienitz-Kincade

Joanne: Tailor Hayling

Larry: Asa Kienitz-Kincade

​Marta: Simone Kimelman-Block

Kathy: Lily Barker

April: Anastasia Moorehead

Directed by: Kevin Kearney
Stage Manager: Derek David

Professional  Coaches: Gray West, Annette Wasno,

Vivian Allvin, Jennifer Berry

Choreographer: Jessica Pena
Set Design: Toly Yarup and Kevin Kearney
Costume Design: Isabelle Moorehead
Light Board Operator: Joseph Moorehead
Sound Board Operator: Toly Yarup

Stage Hands: Sarah Scott, Toly Yarup
Student Tech Crew: Simon Ellerbee,

Phoenix Ganz-Ratzat, Elise Kaplan, Toly Yarup,

Joseph Moorehead


Keyboard: Kevin Kearney

Violin: Keelin Quirk

Reeds: Kenny Nunn

Guitar: Mark Sundermeyer

Percussion: David Waldman