YAOS Past Productions > High Society - 2009


Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society

presents


'High Society'

Original Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter


Front Cover


3 - 14 March 2009


Octagon Theatre, Yeovil


Director: Jeremy Tustin         Musical Director: Pete Harrison

Assistant to Jeremy Tustin: Andrew Helson

Dance Captain: Victoria Hawtin

Show Secretaries: Ann Dalley, assisted by Judy Bradford


Book by Arthur Kopit.  Additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.  Based on the play "The Philadelphia Story" by Phillip Barry.  Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co motion picture "High Society".  Original Broadway Production produced by Lauren Mitchell & Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig & Richard Samson.  Dodger Endommel Theatricals in association with Bill Haber.  Originally produced by American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA - Carey Perloff, Artistic Director & Heather Kitchen, Managing Director.  By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.
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Additional Photographs & Cast List


Principals

Principals in High Society

Mother Lord - Ros Broad  ·  Dinah Lord - Poppy Rendell


Tracy Samantha Lord - Tori Blackshaw
  ·  Uncle Willie - Ernie Thomas

Dexter Haven - James Newton
  ·  Liz Imbrie - Felicity Keirle

Mike Connor - Paul Graham
  ·  George Kitteridge - Richard Bennett

Seth Lord - Mark Rudd


Company

Company of High Society


Household Staff

Victoria Hawtin  ·  Angela Legg  ·  Lucy Platt  ·  Victoria Platt  ·  Jean Rudd

Louise Thomas
  ·  Fiona White  ·  Michael Francis  ·  Terry Francis  ·  Mark Stratford

Joshua Neal
  ·  Dennis Wreyford


Wedding Guests

Janet Bailey  ·  Claire Gardner  ·  Ann Harris  ·  Lauren Harris

Susan Saunders 
·  Ray Bartlett  ·  Clive Jesty  ·  Nigel Leveridge



Orchestra


Musical Director:  Pete Harrison
Assistant MD & Rehearsal Accompanist
:  Gill Merrifield
Kati Black - Flute / Piccolo / Clarinet / Alto Sax
Paul Denegri - Trumpet / Flugal
Keith Thomas - Trombone / Euphonium
Lucy-Anne Allen - Violin
John Gregson - Guitar / Banjo
Gill Merrifield - Keyboard
Robin Davies - Bass
John Rackham - Kit / Percussion

Production Team


Production Team


Stage Manager - Geoff Thresh
Assistant Stage Managers - Simon Ball
· James Cullum
Stage Crew - Phil Blundell
· Roger Bullock · Nigel Bussell · Graham Carpenter · Norman Clifton · Tony Dyer · Bryan Evans · Geoff Gillingham · Vicky Hallett · Mick Harris · Steve Holland · Andrian Hussey · Colin Nicholls · Wreford Stainer · John Sutton · Roger White
Props Supervisors - Sharon Hansford & Pauline Warren, assisted by Gerry Bullock
· Sue Burgess · Diane Jamieson · Heather Lock · Mary Nichols · Sylvia Thresh · Emma Waddleton · Hannah Warren · Pauline Withers
Craft Team - Jim Brock
· Jenny Jesty · Rosemary Silvey
Wardrobe Supervisor - Ann Dalley
Wardrobe Assistant Supervisors - Judy Bradford & Betty Dunigan, assisted by Bev Blundell
· Lynn Lee-Brown · Julie Burt · Sally Carpenter · Alex Cullum · Norman Dunstan · Maureen Hyde · Jenny Jesty · Sally Matthews · Pippa McKay · Kathy Smythe · Helen Sutton · Alicia Thresh · Rachel Wilcox
Seamstresses - Julie Burt
· Diane Jamieson
Wigs Supervisor - Pat Hyde
Hair Dresser - Pat Hyde
Make-up Supervisor - Judy Bradford
Call Boy - Liam Congdon
Prompt - Marian Stainer
Lighting - Rob Sinnick, Chief Lighting Technician and staff of the Octagon Theatre
Scenery - Prosceneium Rochdale
Sound - Northern Lights Productions, David Riley
Costumes - Costume Warehouse, Isle of Wight
First Aid - Geraldine Bullock
Show Secretaries - Ann Dalley, assisted by Judy Bradford
Photography - Bud Budzynski, Digital Magic
Programme Cover Design - Bud Budzynski
Programme Editor - Paula Budzynski
Programme Advertising - Clive Jesty
Ticket Sales - Pauline Withers
· Sylvia Thresh · Geoff Thresh · Paula Budzynski · Marian Stainer · Jenny Evans · Eileen Feather · Jenny Rounsfell · Mary Ross White · Jackie Parsons
Publicity Team - Paula Budzynski
· Chris Smallbone · Clive Jesty · Alicia Thresh


Front of House

Front of House Manager - Ken Nichols
Stewards - Geoff Allen
· Nigel Bailey · Russell Chatwin · John Cutts · David Evans · Tim Hillard · Bill Homer · Colin Martin · Roger Price · Marian Stayner · John Trist · Pauline Withers · Ian Wood
Programme Sellers - Janet Bailey
· Marie Brolly · Mary Buckle · Paula Budzynski · Gerry Bullock · Pearl Bullock · Barbara Chatwin · Jenny Evans · Vivienne Evans · Eileen Feather · Lyn Hillard · Sheila Hughes · Jenny Jesty · Pauline Martin · Mary Nichols · Jackie Parsons · Patricia Perry · Mary Ross-White · Marion Savage · Rosemary Silvey · Betty Sweet · Alicia Thresh · Sylvia Thresh · Ann Wheeler


Acknowledgements

The members and friends of the Society who assisted in the making of scenery, props and costumes.  Pauline Withers for masterminding the sale of members' tickets.  Mr Dennis Cook for the loan of the "True Love".  St John Ambulance.  The Foyer Club.


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