High Spirits

Directed by Henry Sellenthin

October 31 to November 23, 2014

The 6th production of the 2014 Season

Music, Lyrics and Book by: Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
Based on: Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

After the writer Charles Condomine hires the delightfully eccentric medium, Mme. Arcati, to hold a séance in their home, all hell breaks loose – literally! Charles’ late wife, Elvira, appears as a ghost and harasses Charles and his new wife, Ruth, with the goal of killing Charles so that he can join her in the afterlife. Mme. Arcati returns to their home to help Charles and Ruth send Elvira back to her spirit world. If you don’t know the original play, then the outcome is a surprise ending. Noel Coward, himself, directed the original musical production in 1964. It was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Actress, Best Musical, and Best Director.

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The Production Team

Henry Sellenthin Director
Kevin Roland Music Director
Lisa Claybaugh Choreographer
Shannon Quinn Stage Manager
Barbara Williams Producer
Gary Smith Technical Director
Jared Alexander Sound Designer
Carson Duper Lighting Designer
Henry Sellenthin Set Designer
Tara Cain Lighting Board Operator
Jared Alexander Sound Board Operator
Jon Cain Prop Designer
Lisa Claybaugh Costume Designer
Marc Berman, Seduction Make-up Make-up Designer

The Cast

Debi Durst Madame Arcati
Laurie Wall Elvira
John Hanson Charles Condomine
Joy Eaton Ruth Condomine
Marc Berman Dr. Bradman
Joan Pugh Newman Mrs. Bradman
Sharon Martinez Edith
Tricia Callero Jackie
Jillian Rogers Beth
Andrew Serrano Rupert
Rani Shori Katie
Lil' Miss Kissey Boom Boom Madame Arcati's Familiar