Directed by Kenn Sawyer.
One of the most successful Off Broadway stage shows, Little Mary Sunshine played to packed houses in Greenwich Village for almost three years and won every award for its score and enchanting performance.
It was billed as "a musical about an old operetta"--a musical spoof of old time favorites like "Rose Marie" and "Naughty Marietta"-- but gently kidded and made delightful in its own right. With its deliberately corny songs and naive situations, Little Mary Sunshine pokes fun at all the cliches of the innocent musicals our grandparents enjoyed, but it is done freshly and with flair; it quickly wins audiences with its brilliant fooling. There are 24 songs in all, including thundering choruses, schmaltzy waltzes and lilting duets-- all kidding and all in fun.
The plot is a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers, a stalwart Captain, a lovely Mary, a chorus of simpering school girls and a villainous Indian. Little Mary Sunshine pokes fun at over-earnest heroes and heroines, dastardly villains and every coquettish soubrette of that bygone era. As a loving lampoon, it has become something of an American institution as well as an international favorite.
|Ernestine Von Liebedich||Shirli Allen|
|Yellow Feather||Eddie Baldridge|
|General Oscar Fairfax||Michael Davis|
|Nancy Twinkle||Kelsey Franklin|
|Little Mary Sunshine||Toby Haber|
|Fleet Foot||Tom Littlefield|
|Chief Brown Bear||Jason Pelletier|
|Capt. Big Jim Warrington||Chris Thiele|
|Cpl. Billy Jester||Josh Witham|
|Producers||Kathy Davis and Linda Sturdivant|
|Music director||Sara Sturdivant|
|Second piano||Jeremy Hill|
|Stage manager||Norman Hutchins, Jr.|
|Costumes||Jean Waite, Carol Larkins, Cynthia Reedy, Diane Maddix, Judi Foster, Robin Twitchell, Cathy Raynor, Joline Betsch, Kathy Davis|
|Props||Corrine Wyman, Julia Brinkkotter|
|Set construction and painting||Claire Sessions, Steve Sessions, Adam Bartow, Norman Hutchins Jr., Corrine Wyman, Zach Reed, Rob Betz, Jenna Johnson, Ed Baldridge|
|Scenic painter||Zilpha Chouinard|
|House manager||Elton Cole|
|Stage hand||Naomi White|
|Poster art||Jada Fitch|
|Poster, program, tickets||Richard McIntosh, Linda Sturdivant, Kathy Davis|