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WOW Fall 1998 Production

Hey, folks, it just keeps gettin’ worse.  In this remarkable show the action takes place at Shakey Acres, a retirement home for has-been performers.  The cast list says it all, and it is set forth for your viewing pleasure.

CharactersCast

Hazel Hussel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Nevills

Rajah Madras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vaude deVille

Slim Chances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Dunlap

Natasha Nudnick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Petzold

Phillace Flame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Freested

Stine Weigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newt Buker

Robert Go-Lay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lyle Russell

Signora Tzingaro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruthe Fralick

Ethel Moremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rauly Peckham

Angela Lungsbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Julia Taylor

Harpy Marx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophia Napier

Katrina Katharsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Patnode

Sir Harry Louder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leonard Vickerstaff

Marlene Didtricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanie Roper

Mae Werst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeanne Vosburgh

Steve Stoned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Dergan

Dixie Lee Rose/Carmen Veranda . . . .Chris Brewis-Roberts

Jaques Offenbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Williams

Dr. Vince Vorkian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Flinkfelt

Yep, it just keeps gettin’ worse, but only in terms of creative character names, not in terms of the quality of the production.  The show opens to a wheelchair ballet done to classical music (a WOW rarity), followed by a nearly inertial "Swan Lake" in bunny slippers and nightshirts.  It’s all upbeat from there - a miraculous recovery!  At one point, patients (or residents, or inmates, or whatever) get to choose their own medications, since Nurse Katharsis can’t remember who gets what, and she and Dr. Vorkian "Play a Simple Malady."  Among the sight gags is the ageless Sophia Napier doing sign language into Leonard Vickerstaff’s ear trumpet.  Mary Petzold does a ballet number in which everything jiggles, and Mary Cullen removes several veils as Little Egypt, jiggling in many of the same places.

Terpsichorean ensembles hoof to an unlikely tune called "Tater Tune with a Latin Beet", featuring Chris Brewis-Roberts as Chiquita Banana, and then raise everyone's temperature with a red-hot version of "Fever."  Bob Williams delivers an inspired rendition of "Yakety Sax."

Vor der Kaserne, vor dem grossen Tor. . . . Wie einst Lili Marlene, Wie einst "Lili Marlen" - a superb number performed superbly by Joanie Roper is one of a multitude of musical highlights.

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