The Gondoliers, March, 2009

The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers offers a comic portrayal of romance and politics intermingling the working class of 1950’s Venice and the nobility of far off Spain.

Act 1 opens with the contadine (peasant women) awaiting the arrival of the gondoliers (working class men) so they can exchange their expressions of love. Their romantic festivities are interrupted with the declaration that one of the gondoliers is actually the long lost King of Barataria (an island off the coast of Spain). The only problem: which gondolier?

Act 2 transports the men to Barataria where they set up an ideal kingdom based on equality of all. Once again their festivities are interrupted by the contadine who’ve braved the seas to join the men. Before life can return to a sense of normalcy, the matter of the long lost king’s identity must be settled. Only one person, the woman who nursed the king as an infant, can expose the truth!

The production will run approximately 2 1/2 hours with one intermission. It is directed by Doug Liechty Caskey with Music Director, Debra Brubaker, choreography by Talashia Keim Yoder and conducted by Gregg Thaller.

Performance dates and times are as follows:
Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m.



The Gondoliers




The Duke                                                                     Adriel Santiago

The Duchess                                                                 Emily Swora

Casilda                                                                         Allison Yoder

Luiz                                                                              Jay Mast

Don Alhambra                                                              Aaron Kaufmann

Marcos Palmieri                                                           Daniel Driver

Giuseppe Palmieri                                                         Martin Brubaker

Gianetta                                                                        Carrie Rivera

Tessa                                                                           Dara Jay Jaworowicz

Inez                                                                              Emily Bowman

Antonio                                                                        Clayton Miller

Francesco                                                                    Clayton Matthews

Giorgio                                                             Zach Clouse

Annibale                                                                       Josh Hofer

Fiametta                                                                       Stephanie Hollenberg

Vittoria                                                             Andrea Detweiler

Giulia                                                                            Lisa Horst


Chorus                                                                         Alisha Bender

Josh Delp

Vanessa Hershberger

Molly Kellogg

Stefan Kuhns

Kristina Mast

Rachel Nafzinger

Logan Simensen

Deane Uptegrove

Adrienne Yoder

Jenna Grubaugh

Carolyn Stigge



Leslee Smucker

Elspeth Stalter

Rachel Yoder

Greta Breckbill

Breanna Nickel

Emily Hershberger

Laura Kraybill

Lisa Weaver

Tori Yoder

Leah Roth

Lyn Buschert

Karen Braden

Maria Byler

Elena Histand

Alysha Landis

Sarah Lerch

Lisa Caskey

Mark Massey

Tyler Falk

Andy Braden

Allen Shenk

Leah Thill

Derek Zook

James Green

Glenn Gilbert

Peter Miller

Isaac Lederach

David Kempf

Joshua Tyson

Ben Baugartner


Production Team


Director                                                                                    Doug Liechty Caskey

Music Director                                                             Debra Brubaker

Choreographer                                                                         Talashia Keim Yoder

Producer                                                                                  Michelle Milne

Orchestra Conductor                                                                Gregg Thaller

Technical Director                                                                    Jerry Peters

Stage Manager                                                             Andrew Gunden Landis

Set Designer                                                                             Nick Loewen

Props Designer                                                             Nick Loewen

Lighting Designer                                                                      Grace Magnan

Costume Designer                                                                    Adrienne Nesbitt

Make up Designer                                                                    Patrick Ressler

Hair Designer                                                                           Angelica Lehman

Dramaturg                                                                                Patrick Maxwell

Assistant Stage Manager                                                           Beth Glick

Assistant Costume Designer                                                      Lauren King

Vocal Coaches                                                             Scott Hochstetler, Tami Jantzi

Rehearsal Accompanists                                                           Beverly Lapp, Christine Seitz

Voice Instructors                                                                      Debra Brubaker, Lee Dengler, Susan Dengler, Scott Hochstetler

Dance Captain                                                                          Jenna Grubaugh

Assistant Dance Captain                                                           Jay Mast

Master Carpenters                                                                    Matt Harms, Ben Jacobs

Set Construction                                                                       Matt Donat

Master Electrician                                                                     Alison Brookins, Grace Magnan

Wardrobe Manager                                                                  Angie Noah

Props Manager                                                             Ellen McCrae

Dressers                                                                                   Chet Franklin, Kelly Frey, Angelica Lehman, Lorena Morales, Jheny Nieto, Patrick Ressler

Props Crew                                                                              Brittany Lentz, Angie Noahn, Jared Kaser Odor

Light Board Operator                                                               Hannah Canaviri

Run Crew                                                                                 Brittany Lentz, Jared Kaser Odor

Administrative Assistant                                                            Dustin George-Miller

Production Assistant                                                                 Sandy Slabaugh

House Manager                                                                        Mark Hershberger, Suzanne Miller, Hillary Watson

Graphic Design                                                             Tim Blaum

Publicity                                                                                   Jodi Beyeler, Kristina Mast

Advance Ticket Sales                                                               Lisa Weaver