Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

DIRECTED BY BENJAMIN HAMMEL
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.,
45 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010

Director’s Note

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 the 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 and 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.

Sincerely,
Benjamin C. Hammel
Director

 

Performed September 19-22, 2007

THE CAST

Mrs. Johnstone…………………………………………………… Jennifer Stearns*
Narrator…………………………………………………………………Scott Andrews
Mickey………………………………………………………………………. Alex Jones*
Eddie…………………………………………………………………….. Aaron Nogan
Mrs. Lyons……………………………………………………….. Hannah Cranville
Mr. Lyons………………………………………………………………. Travis Mount
Sammy………………………………………………………………. Michael Takach*
Linda………………………………………………………………… Shana Lombardi*
Ensemble………. Kaitlin Boland*, Katie       Carriero*, Jessica Gonzalez*,  Kendall Ireland*, Marley Lynch, Emily Yermack

Production Staff

Director Benjamin Hammel*
Stage Manager………………………………………………………….. Sean Sadler*
Assistant………………………………………………………… Kathleen Kerrigan*
Production Manager…………………………………………. Patrick Troutman*
Musical Director……………………………………………………. Cathy Hutzell
Vocal Director…………………………………………………….. Courtney Benck*
Choreographer…………………………………………………. KeIly Hoffmaster
Technical Director…………………………………………………….. Kate Proulx*
Lighting Designer……………………………………………….. Vincent Roscioli*
Sound Designers……………………………. Sarah Clauss* and Lauren Pope*
Properties Master……………………………………………………….. Jenna Fehr*
Costume Designer……………………………………………….. Jessica Gonzalez*
Assistant……………………………………………………………….. Kaitlin Boland*
Scenic Designer…………………………………………………………. Kate Proulx*
Producer…………………………………………………………………… Jerry Henry*
Marketing Co-Chairs…………. Jessica Gonzalez* and Patrick Troutman*
Thespians President…………………………………………….. Andrea Roposh*

*denotes member of Penn State Thespians