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Spring 2020: The Zoo

Synopsis

The Zoo takes place in London's Zoological Gardens. Modest young chemist, Æsculapius Carboy, desolate because he may not marry Laetitia, daughter of the heartless greengrocer, Mr. Grinder, is determined to hang himself. Kindly, high-minded Eliza Smith, proprietress of the Refreshment Stand, dissuades him. She, meanwhile, is being courted by Thomas Brown, who proves his love by eating a vast quantity of food from Eliza's Stand. He passes out and as the crowd tries to revive him, they discover that he is the Duke of Islington in disguise.

Mr. Grinder arrives at the Zoo and again rejects Carboy's suit, despite Laetitia's pleas, and Carboy again prepares to kill himself — this time by climbing down into the bear pit. But the Duke of Islington, now in full regalia, saves the day and proves that, at least in operetta, money can buy happiness.


Directors: Amanda Lobaugh, Devon Woodward
Music Director: Alex Kuczynski
Producers: Liz Burke, Edward Medina-Torres, Patti Anne Montrois, Rachel Jones, David Raymond


Cast

Eliza Smith
Taylor Robinson
Aesculapius Carboy
Kurt Griffen
Laetitia
Karen Karnisky
Mr. Grinder
Albert Young Jr.
Thomas Brown (the Duke of Islington)
Schuyler Kelley

Chorus

Kelsey Andrychuk, Charlene Beckwith, Terry Benedict, Liz Burke, Bryan Cody, Carla Cogliandro, Christopher Garver, Katie Garver, Audrone Gecas, Samuel Griffen, Ellen Karnisky, Justin Karnisky, Jordu Kelly-Sutliff, Amanda Kish, Matthew Lehr, Sean Maher, Aaryn Miller, Maureen Odgers, Charles Palella, Christi Peterson, David Raymond, Laurel Schneiderman, Martin Schneiderman, Mamie Smith, Ruth Tushingham, Wayne Vander Byl, Clara Weinert


Crew

Set Designers
Wayne Vander Byl, Albert Young Jr.
Costume Managers
Maryanne Lettis, Amanda Lobaugh
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