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WOW Fall 2008 Production

Artistic Director, Michele Penberthy, with the assistance of Assistant Director Geri Campbell, and working with an original script by members of WOW, created an upbeat and music filled show, "Wrinkles in Paradise."  Michele and Alan Bentson served as the Musical Directors.  We hope you enjoy the following photos and descriptions of scenes from this show that entertained our audiences September 5, 6 and 7, 2008, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia, Washington!

To view photos taken backstage during rehearsals and at the time of the performances, please click here.  Photos are still being added.

Click on the photos for enlargement.  Photography by WOW photographer, John Vosburgh, with assistance from Jodie Sturdevant.

Its 1897 in the Alaska Territory.  A group of weary travelers are slowing making their way to a rustic frontier village called Paradise.  “I certainly can’t carry all my costumes myself“, Carlotta Glamour (Bobbie Andreas) explains to the audience, “I am the entertainment here, and it is imperative that I get my rest!”

“Hey, yer lordship, you ain’t gonna find no ‘parsonage’ up here!” Phil House (Bill Johnson) explains to Simon Parson (Tony Lirette), while Jack Diamond (Alan Bentson) and Martha Parson (Bobby Erdrich) look on.

“A strange bunch of newbies“, mutters Jack Diamond (Alan Bentson), and sings "Stairway to Paradise."  “I am so tired and so cold”, complains Martha (Bobby Erdrich), and procedes to sing "Wouldn't It Be Loverly."

“I've been haulin’ ’em around for days and they is startin’ to ripen”, Slim Dowhne (Willard “Bill” Dergan) complains. “$3 dollars!  That oughta’ last us a couple of weeks!" exclaims Trapper John (Doug Coates).

“There is strength in numbers.  And, from the looks of this place, we’re going to need some strength”, Jeanne (Jeanne Vosburgh) tells Nell (Laurel Busse-Johnston), Caroline (Glenda Cline), and Minnie LeMousse (Ann Johnson).

“You just take this bucket and fill up the wash tub”, Sarah Bedlam (Barb Boyd) explains.  “We’ve got our own fish to fry”, Bart Black (Jose “Joe” Rosado) tells Lucky Leach (Keith Ingersoll).

The curtains open on the Pair-o-dice saloon, where the cast sings a rousing version of "There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town."

Clementine (Gayle Andre) plays the piano and sings the very funny and slightly risqué "Little Red Riding Hood."

The comedy dance group, The Last Time Tappers (Gayle Andre, Barb Boyd, Geri Campbell, Sally Hancock, Ann Johnson, Phyllis LaFontaine, Cherie Lee, Theresa Lirette, Lillian Smith, and Mary Lou Spence), are at their funniest when they dance their version of the "Can-Can."

Billy Bob (Robert Williams) sings the tongue twisting "The Jabberwocky Bird"  “Oooo!  Was that supposed to happen, Whiney?” Tammy Whynotte (Cherie Lee) questions Dr. Albert Whinestine (Wilfried “Willie” Lippman.

“If that guy gets that thing to fly, he could make my work a whole lot easier.” Boris Barium (Don Hancock) tells Dr. Basil Ratbone (Chris Stegman).  “I have a little surprise for you.” Miss Kitty (Pat Overstreet) tells the crowd in the Pair-O-Dice.

The Prime Time Tappers (Laura Andersen, Velma Blodget, Laurel Busse-Johnston, Glenda Cline, Mary Cullen, Linda Deem, Nancy Ellis, Eloise Hill, Donna Kine, Linda Raines, Sharon Ruhl, Jeanne Vosburgh, Doris Watson, and Georgia Williams), dance up a storm with "North to Alaska."

“Well now…what have we got here?  Them’s pretty fancy lookin’ fillies.” Digger (Al McClymond) tells George (George Dillabough)Rocky Rhoade (Hal Sawyer) captivates the women in the roadhouse when he sings "Beautiful Dreamer." He is accompanied on the piano by Jack Diamond (Alan Bentson)

Carlotta Glamour (Bobbie Andreas) sings "Not For the Life of Me", proving that Bart Black is living up to his promise to bring top drawer entertainment to Paradise.  Local dancerTess Tuton (Sharon Ruhl) delights as she clogs to "A Rag and a Fiddle",

An audience favorite, Miss Lorelei (Lori Leavitt) enchants everyone with her version of "Side By Side."  “This is NOT my idea of paradise” wails Caroline (Glenda Cline) to Bart Black (Jose “Joe” Rosado) as Jeanne (Jeanne Vosburge) and Luck Leach (Keith Ingersoll) look on.

“I can't always be here to protect ya!” Monty Fife (Bob Giles) tells Pearl Barley (Teri Lirette) and Minnie LeMousse (Ann Johnson).  “That does it!  I gotta’ change my losin’ ways. I fold! exclaims Phil House (Bill Johnson) and he sings "The Gambler."

“You guys are havin’ way too much fun.  Lemme’ at that pianer and I’ll tear the place up a little.” announces Clementine (Gayle Andre) and promptly breaks into a rousing "Bye Bye Blackbird."  Slim Dowhne (Willard “Bill” Dergan leads the rest of the cast on stage in the singing of "Gold Fever", which ends the first act.

INTERMISSION

Anna Kak (Michele Penberthy), and Jack Diamond (Alan Bentson) open the second act with "Indian Love Call."  Black Bart (Jose “Joe” Rosado sings "They Call the Wind Mariah."

Digger (Al McClymond), plays a lively medley on the banjo, accompanied by Jack Diamond (Alan Bentson) on the piano.  Rocky Rhoade (Hal Sawyer) sings "The Rose of Tralee."

Nell (Laurel Busse-Johnston), dances a “cakewalk” tap dance to"Sweet Georgia Brown."  Tammy Whynotte (Cherie Lee), sings "I Wanna Be Loved By You" to Dr. Whinestine (Wilfried “Willie” Lippman).

Mary Cullen and Laura Andersen do a crowd pleasing belly dance to "Little Egypt."  “George“ (Robert Williams) ramps up the excitement on stage when he plays the fast-tempoed "Hot Honey Rag" on his saxophone.

Willard “Bill” Dergan, George Dillabough, Don Hancock, Bill Johnson, Wilfried “Willie” Lippman, Tony Lirette, Al McClymond, and Chris Stegman surprise the women of Paradise when they start removing their clothes as they dance to "The Stripper."

“I want to go back to San Francisco”, says Carlotta Glamour (Bobbie Andreas), "I miss those” "City Lights."

“I think we may have wedding bells ringing soon”, says Miss Kitty, as The Prime Time Tappers (Laura Andersen, Velma Blodget, Laurel Busse-Johnston, Glenda Cline, Mary Cullen, Linda Deem, Nancy Ellis, Eloise Hill, Donna Kine, Linda Raines, Sharon Ruhl, Jeanne Vosburgh, Doris Watson, and Georgia Williams), dance to "I Do, I Do, I Do."

Miss Kitty (Pat Overstreet) sings "Together" to Bart Black (Jose “Joe” Rosado).

Boris Barium (Don Hancock) and Sudz (Lyle Russell) reminisce and sing "To All the Girls I've Loved Before."  Miss Lorelei (Lori Leavitt) sings the hauntingly beautiful "You’ll Never Know."

The Prime Time Tappers (Laura Andersen, Velma Blodget, Laurel Busse-Johnston, Glenda Cline, Mary Cullen, Linda Deem, Nancy Ellis, Eloise Hill, Donna Kine, Linda Raines, Sharon Ruhl, Jeanne Vosburgh, Doris Watson, and Georgia Williams), close the show with an exciting tap dance to "Pennies From Heaven."

WOW thanks our enthusiastic audiences for attending "Wrinkles in Paradise." Also, we give our heartfelt thanks to the Washington Center technical team, and WOW volunteers for their outstanding work "behind the scenes!"

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