Blood Brothers

Book, Music , & Lyrics by Willie Russell

Post-season show

September 19-22, 2007
The Boal Barn Playhouse

In conjunction with The Penn State Thespians

Production Staff

DirectorBenjamin Hammel*
Stage ManagerSean Sadler*
AssistantKathleen Kerrigan*
Production ManagerPatrick Troutman*
Musical DirectorCathy Hutzell
Vocal DirectorCourtney Benck*
ChoreographerKelly Hoffmaster
Technical DirectorKate Proulx*
Lighting DesignerVincent Roscioli*
Sound DesignersSarah Clauss*
Lauren Pope*
Properties MasterJenna Fehr*
Costume DesignerJessica Gonzalez*
AssistantKaitlin Boland*
Scenic DesignerKate Proulx*
ProducerJerry Henry*
Marketing Co-ChairsJessica Gonzalez*
Patrick Troutman*
Thespians PresidentAndrea Roposh*

About the Show

I would like to first and foremost thank you for attending tonight’s performance. This production has been a goal of mine for almost two years. I hope you will enjoy this show as much as I do.

This is my first production serving as the director, however, I have been filling roles in and around the theatre for almost nine years. This production has been a tremendous pleasure due to the hard work, dedication, energy, and determination of the cast, crew, orchestra, and staff. What you are about to see has very little to do with me and is very much so a culmination of efforts put forth by the people I just mentioned.

Blood Brothers is a show surrounding family & superstitions and has a more serious tone than most musical productions performed by the Penn State Thespians. I am extremely delighted that the club took on a less known production, and even more delighted that you have come to this production.

Thank you again for attending tonight’s production. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Benjamin C. Hammel

The Cast

Mrs. JohnstoneJennifer Stearns*
NarratorScott Andrews
MickeyAlex Jones*
EddieAaron Nogan
Mrs. LyonsHannah Cranville
Mr. LyonsTravis Mount
SammyMichael Takach*
LindaShana Lombardi*
EnsembleKaitlin Boland*
Katie Carriero*
Jessica Gonzalez*
Kendall Ireland*
Marley Lynch
Emily Yermack
*member of The Penn State Thespians
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.,
45 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010