Munster Theatre Company
2001-2002 Season

Our First Novice Production
Out of Sight, Out of Murder
Produced by Larry A Brechner                        Directed by Matthew J  Domasica
Asst Produced by Carol Lynn Brechner          Asst Directed by Sarah Papin    

All Proceeds from Out of Sight, Out of Murder
were donated to the
Red Cross Relief effort
for New York and Washington DC

Oct 4 & 5, 2001 7pm
Advance Tickets :
$5 at Door Adult / Student
$4 Advance Student

is a mystery comedy from the pen of Fred Carmichael (Done To Death).  

Mystery writer Peter Knight (Gadeir Abbas) has been sent by his agent to an old mansion in Vermont to garner inspiration for his next novel.  His agent fails to tell him that the house was once the scene of a mysterious death of another author years ago. 

Out of Sight Cast PR Photo
       Andrew Bridgman
 Elisabeth Ellison  Gadier Abbas  Molly Hanson

Plagued with "writer's block", a sudden storm knocks out the electricity in the mansion and the characters Peter has created spring to life from the page.  As the story and characters begin spiraling out-of-control, Peter is faced with a real mystery.

Cast includes: Jim Bochnowski, Andrew Bridgeman, Rebecca Delmas, Sara Dobinich, Elisabeth Ellison, Molly Hanson, Carolyn Jania, Don Yamtich and Justin DalCorobbo

A humorous start to the MTC season, this Novice Production will feature the fresh talents of Freshmen and Sophomore actors (or Juniors or Seniors never on stage before), and is directed by  junior Matthew J Domasica, assisted by Sarah Papin.


The Curious Savage

Produced and Directed by Larry A Brechner
Assistant Director Carol Lynn Brechner 
Student Director Sarah Papin | Asst Student Director Megan Higgins

The Curious Savage cast
      Craig Talbot (Hannibal)     Joey Manderino (Titus)
Jodi Rosenthal (Fairy) 
                  Renee Albrecht-Mallinger (Mrs Savage) 
                                           Colleen Summers (Lilly Belle)

November 15-17, 2001 7pm
Advanced Tickets $5-all / $6 at the door

"An entertaining, fanciful high comedy leaving the audience with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection has not been entirely lost in the world" - Samuel French catalog

Her deceased husband has left Mrs Ethel Savage (Renee Albrecht-Mallinger) a multimillion-dollar fortune, and she proceeds to establish a memorial fund for "people with a desperate need to be foolish". Her three adult step-children a senator (Joey Manderino), a judge (Lenny Weiss), a socialite (Colleen Summers) however have their own less-noble plans for the family fortune. Mrs Savage has converted the entire fortune into negotiable securities and hidden them, causing them to commit her to The Cloisters, an upscale sanitarium until she "regains her senses."

While in The Cloisters, she meets the other "guests"; Hannibal (Craig Talbot), Fairy May (Jodi Rosenthal), Jeffrey  (Matthew Domasica), Florence (Jordan Richardson), and Mrs Paddy (Christina Bernacchi) who quickly charm Mrs Savage despite their gentle delusions, and in getting to know them realizes she could find happiness in her new circumstances. They are under the watchful care of Dr Emmett (Andrew Bridgeman) and nurse Miss Willie (Carolyn Jania).

Her step-children motivated by their greed begin brow-beating her into revealing the location of the hidden fortune. So Mrs Savage sends each of them on a personal "quest" to locate the securities resulting in each of them being publicly humiliated.
Don't miss this thoughtful comedy which is suitable for all ages.


Our Student- Directed Winter Play
   Ducks & Lovers
Produced by Larry A Brechner                             Asst Produced by Carol Lynn Brechner
Directed by Christina Bernacchi and Jodi Rosenthal

February 14-16, 2002 at 7pm
Advanced tickets $4-adult / student ($5 at door)

Feb 16 - Chili Dinner Theater event 5:30-7p
MHS Food Court - Dinner $-5/person
(all proceeds from the dinner will benefit Amy Hayes bone marrow operation fund)
Robert Latore (Joey Manderino), a Phi Beta Kappa in college with a high salaried job in advertising, is all set to marry his boss' (Andrew Bridgman) daughter, June Hathaway (Carolyn Jania), and secure a vice presidency in the firm.  However, Robertís gypsy heritage comes crashing into his seemingly idyllic Establishment lifestyle when gypsy Queen Mother Lenya announces on her deathbed that

Ducks & Lovers cast
Carolyn Jania  Joey Manderino   Molly Hanson
June               Robert              Tonya

Robert is the new gypsy king.   His mother, Yana (Jaime Shapiro), also believes that Robert's late father has returned in the form of a duck. Robertís would-be bride, Tonya Panpanya (Molly Hanson), who was promised to him when he was eleven, returns to claim him for her own. Inevitably Robert's two worlds collide as his bizarre gypsy relatives scheme to retrieve him from the enticements of his Establishment colleagues, but somehow the antic turns and twists of the plot bring all the loose ends together in time for a happy, and  wonderfully wacky, ending.            

Coming - May 2002

Our Spring Musical production of

The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic
Produced and Directed by Larry A Brechner     Musical Direction by Dr Timothy Bartlett
Assistant Director Carol Lynn Brechner            Choreography by Julie Ason                       

May 2-6, 2002 730pm (2pm on May 6)
Advance Tickets :
$7 Adult 
$6 Student/Senior Citizen
$8 at door
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren 

Cinderella Cast 
Matt Domasica  Jordan Richarson  Jodi Rosenthal  Lindsey Ellsingsen     
                                                                                 Christina Bernacchi
Joey Manderino    Sara Dobrinich

was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Godmother, and Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

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