Cheaper By The Dozen

By Christopher Sergel
From the book by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

July 12-15, 19-22, 1967
The Boal Barn Playhouse

DirectorWarren E. Beckman
ProducerCaroline Waters
Technical DirectorRobert Sams
Stage ManagerBetti Henry
Assistant Stage ManagerDick Porter
Properties and Stage SetJeanette Lynch
Vicky Dale
MakeupBeverly Mamett
CostumesLuAnne Russell
Sallie Bissey
Bonnie Wentz
Sherri Munson
House ManagerBill Dunkel
Program NotesSusan Knerr
Program LayoutBetti Henry
Bill Klaban
Joan Reddick
Program and Publicity PhotosDon Johnson
Boal Barn ApprenticesCarol Beik
Maureen Smith
Bill Hennig
Howard Hennig
Diane Klaus
Kay Radolec
Carly Searles
Kathy Porter
Gayle Starkey
Dallas Kingsbury
Jeff Bliesmer
Terry McDonough
Steve Reddick
Eric Haas

About the Show

In case you Hadn’t made the association between the authors of the book CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN amd Ernestine and Frank Gilbreth, two of the children on stage tonight … this fresh, family-style comedy is founded on a fact. the humor is genuine, and delightful … and because the situation is a real one, it has meaning and importance

With the proven reputation of CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN for pleasing audiences both young and old, my job becomes exceptionally simple here, once the casting is completed. As I mentioned once before, during casting, it was certainly difficult to choose just nine young people for the roles of the Gilbreth children, but once that job was done, the rest was a “natural.”

The history of CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN suggests its immense popularity in many forms. As a novel it was a best seller, was condensed, serialized, and chosen by well-known book clubs. Later it became an outstanding motion picture, and has been called “the perfect play for amateurs.”

With the lively antics of the children, and the hilarious situations that evolve, we are hopeful that this evening of theatre will prove to be a delightful one for you and your family.

Warren E. Beckman

The Cast

Mr. Gilbreth – DadGil Alberg
Mrs. Gilbreth – MotherVirginia Allison
AnneJulie Smith
ErnestineCarly Searles
MarthaBarbara Breon
FrankCharles Boyd
BillPat Morse
FredScott Gilbert
DanBrian Tobin
JackieJackie Menoher
LillianEllen Kresen
Mrs. Fitzgerald – housekeeperBarbara Albinski
Dr. Burton – family doctorKen Pahel
Joe Scales – a cheerleaderRod Wheeland
Miss Brill – a teacherMary Lou Garber
Larry – someone “specialDick Kozak
The DogFriskie
Produced by special arrangement with
The Dramatic Publishing Company of Chicago