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Fall 2019: Ruddigore

Performances

All performances held at Salem United Church of Christ.

Nov. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17, 2019, 2 p.m.
Nov. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2019, 2 p.m.

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Synopsis

In the town of Rederring, a corps of bridesmaids is lamenting the lack of marriages occurring. While there are plenty of potential candidates, they all have their own reasons for remaining unwed. One of these women, Rose, would be willing to marry Robin Oakapple, but he is too shy to ask her. It turns out that Robin is really Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd in disguise. For Ruthven has been cursed. Thinking his older brother is dead, Sir Despard Murgatroyd has taken the curse upon himself. Meanwhile, Robin (Ruthven) asks his half-brother, Richard Dauntless, to express Robin's feelings for Rose. Instead, upon witnessing her beauty, Richard asks Rose to marry him. After Robin helps convince Rose not to marry Richard, Richard tips Despard off that he doesn't really have the curse. After losing his disguise, ghosts become angry with Ruthven for not committing heinous enough crimes. Eventually though, a solution is found and everyone happily falls in love.


Director: Brian Smith
Assistant Director: Devon Woodward
Music Director: Alex Kuczynski
Producers: Schuyler Kelley, Amanda Lobaugh


Cast

Rose Maybud (A Village Maiden)
Carla Cogliandro
Mad Margaret
Holly Thérèse Corcoran
Dame Hannah
Sarajane Fondiller
Ruth (Professional Bridesmaid)
Katie Garver
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd (Robin Oakapple)
Christopher Garver
Richard Dauntless
Jad Jordan
Sir Despard Murgatroyd of Ruddigore
Michael Peterson
Zorah (Professional Bridesmaid)
Sarah Scarpulla
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd
Wayne Vander Byl
Old Adam Goodheart
Albert Young Jr.

Chorus

Charlene Beckwith , Suzanne Bell, Terry Benedict, Liz Burke, Bill Hammond, Forrest Kelley, Jordu Kelly-Sutliff, Amanda Kish, Sean Maher, Aaryn Miller, Patti Anne Montrois, Maureen Odgers, Laurel Schneiderman, Martin Schneiderman, Mamie Smith, Ruth Tushingham, Bob Weeks, Velta Zadins

Orchestra

Bass
Craig Mullen
Bassoon
Tim McKnight
Clarinet
Stephen Lurie
Cornet
Leslie MacDonald
Flute
Debbie Deane
Horn
Mary Ann Conley, Mary Frey
Keyboard
Alex Kuczynski
Oboe
Kathleen Holt
Percussion
David Raymond, Steven L. Smith
Piccolo
Debbie Deane

Crew

Set Designer
Albert Young Jr.
Costume Manager
Maryanne Lettis
Lighting Designer
David Odgers
Lighting Operators
Schuyler Kelley, Dennis MacMahon
Dramaturge
David Raymond
Program Design
Edward Medina-Torres
Off-Monroe Players, Inc.
P.O. Box 18722
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 232–5570

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