2008-2009 Season
including the WWTC season


Our Novice Production of a Comedic Mystery

by Craig Sodaro

Director- Janelle Boudreau                                                Assistant  Director - Melissa Lee
      Producer - Dr. Larry A Brechner                                       Asst Producer - Carol Lynn Brechner 

Sep 25 & 27, 2008   7pm 
$5 all Tickets

The Munster Theatre Company of Munster High School is pleased to present its first production of the season, the mystery/comedy, The Beatles Slept Here.  Produced by Larry A Brechner and Assistant Produced Carol Lynn Brechner, this full-length, student-directed production will feature the solo  directing debut of Munster High School senior Janelle Boudreau. The Novice production features the talents of over twenty Freshman and Sophomore actors (or Juniors or Seniors who have never been on stage before in a major role).  

"Beatles" cast



Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
The Beatles Slept Here is packed with hysterical Beatles references and puns, this magical mystery comedy will have your audience come together to remember all the memorable tunes.

Though Sgt. Paprika (Teddy Niemiec)—who inexplicably despises the Beatles—has tried to keep it a secret from the world, the word gets out that the “Fab Four” spent a night in his Penny Lane Hotel. When a group of high school students publicizes this historic tidbit, Sgt. Paprika is incensed and fires Eleanor Digby (Danielle Koultourides), the hotel manager.


Sgt Paprika & Eleanor




Help! A Beatles fan club including Cheerie (Alex Reindl), Michelle (Rachel Maternec) and Lucy (Haley Conger) arrives with all their memorabilia, which gets stolen by Mr. Mustard (Michael Goldenberg) and his gang, bumbling art thieves who have slinked into town.

Cheeri, Michelle, & Lucy




Meanwhile, his sister, Clarabell (Alex Kattan), schemes with a crooked psychiatrist Dr, Roberts (Spencer Newell) to have Paprika committed to Happy Acres, an insane asylum!

Would that make him the fool on the hill?

Dr. Roberts & Clarabell




But here comes the sun as Eleanor, Lizzie the maid (Katie Taylor), and the high school crew work it out, and Paprika gets by with a little help from his friends!

Sgt Paprika, Lizzie, & Eleanor



It’s been a hard day’s night for poor Paprika, especially when the Beatles mysteriously appear to him in the middle of the night, proving he’s gone over the edge!  Detective Johnny B. Good (Mike DellaRocco) is called in to solve the crime and quickly zeros in on Sgt. Paprika as his prime suspect, while Mr. Mustard continues his theft scheme.


"Beatles" cast

The Beatles Slept Here will run Thursday and Saturday, September 25 & 27 at 7pm in the Munster Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights or by calling: (219) 836-3200 x3245 or my email MunAud Box Office.


 WWTC Fall Production
Based on the Popular 1960s TV Series created by Mel Brooks & Buck Henry

Cast of "Get Smart"

Cast of et Smart"

Cast of "Get Smart"

October 10 & 11,  2008 at 7pm
Sunday-October 12 at 2pm
Munster Auditorium



A Fall Musical presentation of
The New Revised Broadway Version
You're A Good Man
Charlie Brown

Produced and Directed by                                         Musical Direction by 
Dr. Larry A Brechner                                               Dr. Timothy Bartlett
Assistant Director-Carol Lynn Brechner 
             Student Choreographer-Jelena Grozdanich

The Munster Theatre Company is pleased to present the New Revised Broadway musical based on the Charles Schultz lovable Peanuts characters;
 You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown 

"Charlie Brown" logo
© United Feature Syndicate



"Charlie Brown" cast



The Production and Directing Staff include: Dr. Larry A Brechner, Producer/Director; Dr. Timothy Bartlett Music/Pit Orchestra Director; Carol Lynn Brechner, Assistant Director; and Jelena Grozdanich, Student Choreographer The Munster Theatre Company production of new revised Broadway version ofYou're A Good Man, Charlie Brown that will feature an ensemble of cast MTC veterans and newcomers in its version.

Schroeder & Lucy

Linus & Sally Brown


Peppermint Patty & Charlie Brown     Snoopy & Woodstock

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown will run Thursday, November 20; Friday, November 21; Saturday, November 22 at 7pm, and Sunday, November 23 at 2pm in Munster Auditorium. Adult tickets are $7 (senior and student tickets $5) and our new special “SHOWPAK” with one ticket for each performance is only $25. Tickets are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights or in advance by calling: (219) 836-3200 x3245, by email at MunAud Box Office.

November 20-22, 2008 7pm
(Nov 23  Sunday Matinee at 2pm)

Adult tickets are $7 (senior and student tickets $5) and
Our new special “SHOWPAK” with one ticket for each performance is only $25


              Our Student-Directed Winter Play of Arsenic & Old Lace
      Produced by                              Directed by   
                  Dr. Larry A Brechner                         Elyse Estes                    

Assistant Director
Lorien Estes

February 5-7, 2009
at 7pm
All Tickets $5

The Munster Theatre Company of Munster High School is pleased to present its winter production, Arsenic & Old Lace

Produced by Larry A Brechner, this full-length, student-directed production will feature the solo directing debut of Elyse Estes assisted by Lorien Estes.

"Arsenic & Old Lace" cast





Arsenic & Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster (Kenn O'Drobinak), a theatre-hating drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry Elaine Harper (Haley Conger), the woman he loves.

Elaine & Mortimer




His family includes two spinster aunts, Abby (Stephanie Sepiol) and Martha (Janelle Boudreau) who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide.

Martha, Abby, & Mortimer





Mortimer's brother, Teddy (Doug Johnson) who believes he actually is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims).

Martha, Teddy, and Abby




Also a murderous brother, Jonathan (Kurt Albertson) who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (Jonathan Wacahla).


To conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff
(a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played by Karloff).

Jonathan & Dr Einstein


Jonathan, Mortimer, & Dr Einstein

Abby & Martha


The cast is rounded out by Theatre Company veterans including: Spencer Newell, Ryan Pohrte, Michael Goldenberg, Tanner Ollo, Clarke Remmers, Brian Lewis, and Teddy Niemiec.

Arsenic & Old Lace will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday February 5, 6, and 7, 2009 at 7pm in the Munster Auditorium. All Tickets are $5 at the door and are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights or by calling: (219) 836-3200 x3245 or visit our web site at www.munaud.org  

Tickets are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights or by calling: 
(219) 836-3200 x3245
or my email:  
MunAud Box Office


WWTC's Winter Production

Robin Hood
The Next Generation

Produced and Directed by Carol Lynn Brechner
Student Director - Alisa Bochnowski                      Asst Student Director - Alexa Johnson

Robin Hood cast

Robin Hood cast

Robin Hood cast
WWTC Reader's Theater Presentation of
Casey at the Bat

Casey at the Bat

February 19, 20, and 21, 2009 at 7pm
Munster Auditorium
Adults $3                  Students $2


Guys and Dolls

Our Spring Musical

Rodgers & Hammerstein's

Produced and Directed by                                                   Musical Direction by
Dr. Larry A Brechner                                                         Dr .Timothy Bartlett

Assistant Director -Carol Lynn Brechner  

Student Director - Melissa Lee                                  Student Choreographer - Jelena Grozdanich


April 30, May 1, 3, 2009 at 7pm
Sunday Matinee  May 3 at 2pm
Adult -$7      Student/Senior-$5


The Munster Theatre Company (the Performing Arts Department of Munster High School) is pleased to present the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical classic, CAROUSEL.  The Artistic Staff includes: Dr. Larry A Brechner, Producer/Director; Dr. Timothy Bartlett Music/Orchestra Director; and Carol Lynn Brechner, Assistant Director; Jelena Grozdanich as Student Choreographer; and Melissa Lee as Student Director.

"Carousel" cast


Billy & Julie

CAROUSEL is set in a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow (Doug Johnson), captivates the naive millworker, Julie Jordan (Stephanie Sepiol).


 Carrie & Julie

Julie’s best friend Carrie Pepperidge (Katie Taylor) then confides to Julie that she has a fellow of her own, the herring fisherman Enoch Snow (Clarke Remmers),


Julie, Billy, & Carrie


Billy  is fired by carousel owner Mrs. Mullin (Emma Grdina) who is jealous of his attention to Julie. And meets Julie and Carrie in a seaside park  near the carousel.



Julie & Billy

With the millwork boarding house curfew at hand, Carrie reluctantly leaves Julie with Billy.  Julie will lose her job at the mill if out past the curfew.


With both out of work, they foretell of their love in the song "If I Loved You".


Enouch & Carrie

Enoch Snow (Clarke Remmers) tells Carrie his plans to build his own fishing fleet for his single boat and their own large family in the song "When the Children are Asleep."


Nettie, Julie, Billy, & Jigger

Two months later, Billy is still out of work and now married to Julie while living with Julie’s cousin Nettie Fowler (Elyse Estes) at her seaside spa. 

Billy learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery by sailor Jigger Craigin (Daniel Linnear).



Jigger & Carrie

After the clambake, Jigger, in an effort to seduce her, pretends to show a naive Carrie how to protect herself against unwanted male advances.


Jigger, Carrie, & Enouch

Enoch comes across Carrie as Jigger is about to carry her off.  Not pleased by what he thinks is going on, his displeasure is sung in "Stonecutters Cut It On Wood."


Nettie & Julie

Jigger and Billy sneak back from the clambake to the dock  and in a foiled attempt to rob Mr. Bascombe (Kurt Alberson), Billy is caught in the act. Facing the certainty of prison, he falls on his knife while trying to escape.

Returning from the Clambake, Julie finds Billy dying from his wounds.

Nettie stands by Julie and comforts her in "You Never Walk Alone."



Billy is sent "up there"  where the Starkeeper (Kenn O’Drobinak) tells Billy that he is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later. He returns and encounters Louise (Jelana Grozdanich), daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully has haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both Louise and Julie a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.


"Carousel" cast

The Munster Theatre Company production of CAROUSEL will feature a cast or over fifty also including: Kurt Alberson (Mr. Bascombe), Brother Joshua (Adam Goodwin), Michael Goldenberg (Officer Timony), Brian Lewis (Officer O’Brian), Chris Yothment (Enoch Snow Jr.), and Haley Conger (Jenny Snow).

Hit songs include:  “The Carousel Waltz”        “If I Loved You”                  “June is Bustin Out All Over”          
 “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and many more.

Based on Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar’s play LILIOM, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite of all the shows they created together. CAROUSEL first opened on Broadway’s Majestic Theatre on March 22, 1945 starring John Raitt as Billy and Jan Clayton as Julie running for 890 performances. The motion picture version starring Gordon MacRae as Billy and Shirley Jones as Julie was released in 1956.  Numerous productions from high school to professional have appeared world-wide.  In 1994 CAROUSEL returned to Broadway winning a Tony award for Audra McDonald (ABC’s Private Practice Dr. Naomi Bennett) as Carrie.

April; 30, May 1-2, 2008 7pm 
(2pm on May 3)

Adult tickets are $7
(senior and student tickets $5)
Our new special “SHOWPAK”
with one ticket for each performance
is only $25

Carousel will run Thursday, April 30; Friday, May 1; Saturday, May 2 at 7pm, and Sunday, May 3 at 2pm in Munster Auditorium. Tickets are $7 (senior and student tickets are $5) plus our special “SHOWPAK” with one ticket for each performance is only $25. Tickets are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights or in advance by calling: (219) 836-3200 x3245, by email at   MunAud Box Office.


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