SPECIAL THANKS


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, David Waldman, Erika Sparks, Kelsey Murphy, L’Tanya Mari’ Lumpkin-Rivas, Marcy Ference


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

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​Do It Again,” music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Buddy DeSylva

GERSHWIN INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITIONSExcerpts from Rialto Ripples (1916), Novelette in Fourths (ca. 1919), Rhapsody in Blue (1924), Impromptu in Two Keys (ca. 1924), Prelude I (1926), Prelude II: Blue Lullaby (1926) Prelude III: Spanish Prelude (1926), The Three Note Waltz (ca. 1926), Prelude: Sleepless Night (ca. 1926), Concerto in F (1927), Second Rhapsody (1932), Cuban Overture (1933, Promenade (Walking the Dog) (1937)

Sophie Weich (Billie) is a tenth grader from Woodrow Wilson High School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. In the past, she played Peppermint Patty in Lynn Sharp Spears’ production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mrs. Gloop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factor at Adventure Theatre, and Prince Escalus in Romeo and Juliet at Woodrow Wilson HS. She likes to play ultimate Frisbee and row on a crew team in her spare time. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking” – Steve Jobs


Asa Klenitz-Kincade (Jimmy) is a tenth grader at Sandy Spring Friends School. This is his third production at Highwood Theatre, having recently appeared as David, Paul, Larry in Company and Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde. Asa began doing theatre through improve classes at Imagination Stage and performed there as The Wizard in Wizard of Oz and John in Peter Pan. In his spare time, he likes rock climbing and watching Netflix. He’s never broken any bones and was only stung by an insect once. “There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes”- Terrance Dicks


Ellie Sparks (Cookie) is a seventh grader at Eastern Middle School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. She played Red Riding Hood in a school play about the 3 Little Pigs, Elmer in a school play about Elizabeth Blackwell. In her spare time, she likes to draw and crochet. An interesting fact about her is that she likes cacti more than flowers. “Enjoy the show!”


Katie Calingaert (Eileen) is a ninth grader at Blair High School. In the past, she was the Godmother in Cinderella and Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors at First Act with Levine School of Music. She also took a structural engineering class in 8th grade. In her free time, she likes to write and do weird stage makeup. An interesting fact about her is that she is really perceptive and empathetic. “If you love something, let it go. If you don’t love something, definitely let it go. Basically, just drop everything, who cares” – BJ Novak


Rachel Sparks (Duchess) is a seventh grade home schooled student. This is her seventh production at The Highwood Theatre, having recently appeared as Amy in “Company”, Beatrice in “Much Ado about Nothing” and Lucy in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. She likes to act and sing and has been acting for half of her life. “I love my axe.”






















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AT THE HIGHWOOD THEATRE SILVER SPRING
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Music and Lyrics by GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

Originally produced on Broadway by Scott Landis, Roger Berlind, Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, Standing CO Vation, Candy Spelling, Freddy DeMann, Ronald Frankel, Harold Newman, Jon B. Platt, Raise the Roof 8, Takonkiet Viravan, William Berlind/Ed Burke, Carole L.Haber/Susan Carusi, Buddy and Barbara Freitag/Sanford Robertson, Jim Herbert/Under the Wire, Emanuel Azenberg and The Shubert Organization
                 
The worldwide copyright in the music of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin Family.

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Patron (cont.)
Susan Mann
The Moorehead Family
Rick and Joanne Rome
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
Kay and Gary Stevens
Pat and Bob Wittie​


Sustainer
Harold Bucholtz
Jayne Letsche
Jim and Sharon Lowe
The Middleton Family
Kenneth and Linda Nicola
Matthew Nicola
The Starr Family
Richard Stroup
Missi Tessier


Partner
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


Sponsor
United Way of the National Capital Region
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








Supporter
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The Adelfio Family
The Barker Family
The Callahan Family
Linda and John Corkery
Linda Cartwright and John Dineen
Arlene Donovan
Wendy Dorman
Joyce Dorris
The Emerson Family
David Glietz

​​Pauline Sobel and Larry Gondelman
The Greene Family
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
Colleen Meiman
Mosquito Squad
Alfred Pate
Liz Russomanno
John and Rosemary Ryan
The Shusterman Family
Sligo Cafe
Barbara, Larry, and Ben Stone
Ginger South
Thomas and Lauren Van Wazer


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Anonymous (1)
Pascale, Liz, and Cornelius Bronder
Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Intuit Quickbooks
Bill and Doris Loehning
Rochelle and Eric Mayer

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HIGHWOOD


SUMMER IN THE ARTS Showcase  |  Friday, July 31 at 6:00 PM

SPAMALOT  |  Friday, July 31 at 7:30 PM  |  Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM  |  Sunday, August 2 at 2:00 PM



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THE CAST


Billie Bendix: Sophie Weich

Cookie McGee: Ellie Sparks

Jimmy Winter: Asa Kientz-Kincade

Duchess Estonia Dulworth: Rachel Sparks

​Eileen Evergreen: Katie Calingaert

Senator Evergreen: David Waldman

Chief Berry: Kelsey Murphy

Millicent Winter: Sarah Scott

THE CREW
Directed and Choreographed by: Matthew Nicola

Musical Director: Kevin Kearney
Stage Manager: Kelsey Murphy

Set Design: Phoenix Ganz-Ratzat and Lylah Kusnet
Costume Design: Tip Letsche and Erika Sparks
Sound Design: Ieuan Richards
Lighting Design: Sachi Sakaniwa and Kevin Kearney
Prop Design: Kelsey Murphy, Lylah Kusnet
Light Board Operator: Phoenix Ganz-Ratzat
Sound Board Operator: Orion Stekoll
Student Tech Crew: Lylah Kusnet, Phoenix Ganz-Ratzat, Ieuan Richards, Sachi Sakaniwa, Sirelani Thomas-Kaonohi


THE BAND

Keyboard: Kevin Kearney

Percussion: David Waldman









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