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Fall 2005: Utopia, Limited

Synopsis

King Paramount of the south seas island of Utopia decides that his people should adopt all English customs and institutions, but he goes a bit overboard and decrees that the kingdom and each of its inhabitants should become a "company limited" based on the English "companies act" of 1862. The king's daughter, Princess Zara, brings six "flowers of progress" from England to train the Utopian people in "English" customs. But the reforms are too successful, which upsets the judges of the Utopian Supreme Court, the "Public Exploder" and ultimately the entire populace, which revolts against them. Zara realises that an essential element has been forgotten, namely "government by party". Introduce that and the result would be "general and unexampled prosperity".


Director: Jad Jordan
Music Director: Joel Hume
Producers: Edward Medina-Torres, Suzanne Rath, Tania Ring


Cast

Melene
Patti Anne Montrois
Phylla
Carla Cogliandro
Calynx, the Utopian Vice-Chamberlain
Laurel Schneiderman
Salata
Suzanne Bell
Tarara, the Public Exploder
David Schafer
Scaphio, a Utopian Judge
Kurt Griffen
Phantis, a Utopian Judge
Edward Medina-Torres
King Paramount
Marty Nott
The Princess Nekaya
Tania Ring
The Princess Kalyba
Paula Gullo
Bold-Faced Ranger
David Odgers
The Princess Zara
Holly Thérèse Corcoran
Kumu (the Utopia Emissary)
Terry Benedict
Captain Fitzbattleaxe
Michael Brown
Sir Bailey Barre, Q.C., M.P.
Chris Brown
Lord Dramaleigh, a British Lord Chamberlain
Stephen Gullo
Mr. Blushington (of the County Council)
Bill Hammond
Mr. Goldbury (a Company Promoter)
Tracy Burdick
Captain Sir Edward Corcoran, K.C.B.
Chris Haller
The Lady Sophy, English Gouvernante
Sarajane Fondiller

Chorus

Christina Arden, Stefanie Brown, Barbara A. Dick, Penny Fram, Nancy Galletto, Kathy Moore, Karen Nail, Jennifer Odgers, Maureen Odgers, Daniel Schneiderman, Ken Vary, Bob Weeks

Orchestra

Bass
Peter Andrews
Clarinet
Stephen Lurie
Flute
Susan Comer, Phil Marino
Horn
Alison Currie
Oboe
Kathleen Holt
Percussion
Eriks Zurovskis
Trumpet
B.J. Comer
Viola
Teddy Sainhpor
Violin
Casey Necheles, Celeste Sharplin, Ayumi Tanaka

Rehearsal Pianist: Alan Case


Crew

Props
Suzanne Bell, Amanda Lobaugh
Set Designer
Kathy Moore
Set Construction
Tracy Burdick
Costume Managers
Penny Fram, Helen Haller
Lighting Designers
Christopher Bazzie, Mike Molongoski
Program Design
Fred Montrois

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