"The Prince is having a ball!" the cast of the Over the Hill Senior Theatricals sang Monday night, Aug. 21, during a rehearsal for its production of Cinderella.
In their efforts to ensure the public will "have a ball" during performances this November, the cast and crew have started rehearsing at the Grace Brethren Church in Sunnyside. They are finding their marks on stage and their theatrical muse as they bring the characters to life.
Charlene Maling will play the lead character of Cinderella in the play, which is under the direction of Julie Trumble and assistant Brenda Keller. Sue Jetter is the choral director and the play is produced by Lloyd Hazzard and Donna Sartin.
The aforementioned prince will be portrayed by Paul Brooks and the role of godmother will be played by Betty Minnich.
Dan Santos is the king and Karen Santos is the queen. Sheila Hazzard plays the stepmother, with Joyce Taylor portraying Joy and Linda Martin as Portia.
Ron Jetter is the herald and Lloyd Hazzard will portray the chef. Kristi Roberts plays the steward and Bob Taft is the footman and plays the little boy.
Rudy Slupsky portrays the footman, John Baldridge and Sherry Nelson playing father and mother. Cathy Jones will play Daughter.
The first, second and third girls respectively are Susan Webber, Linda Link and Jo Ann Taft. Portraying the older sister is Ramona Niccolson, with June Sanderson as the second mother and Carol Goth as the younger sister. Sandi Gates is the kid sister.
Ray Minnich is the window opener and the chorus is Barb Davis, Mary Roy and Linda Key.
Lois Olson will operate the key board and Laura Berkompas is in charge of set design. David Timmermans is organizing the set construction.
Sheila Hazzard, Betty Minnich and Lucille Rohman are working on costumes and Marlene Mars serves as choreographer. Cathy Hunsaker is helping out with hair and make-up.
Dan Aguilar will run the lights and sound. Lynn Hewitt is the house manager/ticket seller and Shirley Slupsky is the prompter.
Vicki Juzeler is in charge of props and Barb Davis is handling advertising. Programs, tickets and promotional table tents (folded pieces of paper) will be handled by Kim Taylor Morris.
Virginia Norton is overseeing publicity and Lloyd Hazzard is responsible for the theatrical company's promotional t-shirts.
Julie Trumble will serve as stage manager and Brenda Keller is the back stage coordinator.
While the cast is complete, there are a few production slots yet to fill, including people to help out with the stage crew, manning the spotlights and to serve as a page turner for accompanist Jean Corliss. For more information or to volunteer, call 830-4515.
The curtains open on the first performance of Cinderella on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Other scheduled performances are Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. both days. Tickets are $8 per person.
All performances will be held at the Sunnyside High School Auditorium.