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Little Me

book by Neil Simo

lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

music by Cy Coleman

based on a novel by Patrick Dennis

 

 

March 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 1988

Plank Road School

Belle Poitrine (nee Schlumpfert) writes her autobiography with the help of Patrick Dennis.  As a child from Twin Jugs, Illinois, she lived in poverty, but when she meets Noble Eggleston, from the "right" side of the tracks, she decides that he is the boy for her.  Noble's mother disapproves and sends her away, while Belle and Noble profess their love. Belle is determined to find wealth, culture and social position to win Noble, and sets off on a journey, meeting an assortment of men who will help her.

 

Her first conquest is old, rich banker Mr. Pinchley who is accidentally killed when a gun goes off. Arrested and put on trial for murder, she meets Benny and Bernie Buchsbaum in jail and they advise her to "Be a Performer". Acquitted, she becomes famous and performs in vaudeville, where she meets and romances French entertainer Val du Val, who performs his number "Boom-Boom".

 

At a party during World War I she meets and marries poor-sighted soldier Fred Poitrine, but Fred dies in a plane crash.

 

Belle and Val go on a ship where she meets Noble again, but Val du Val dies by falling off the boat and forgetting how to swim. Belle sues the boat company and becomes rich - she attains the wealth she had been seeking.

 

She then goes to Hollywood to become a star, with the help of Bernie and Benny, and meets the director Otto Schnizler. As they shoot a movie Otto shows an actor what to do with a stage knife but actually stabs himself; Belle laments.

 

She next journeys to Monte Carlo and meets Prince Cherney. When he has a heart attack and needs his hypodermic needle Belle gives him his fountain pen and he dies, but in gratitude he has made her "Countess Zoftig" - she has attained social position.

 

Through another series of misadventures, Belle and Noble finally unite and her story ends happily.

 

Show Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production Staff

Producer

Marianne Kolar

Director

Dick Kaschke

Stage Manager

Judy Schoenfeld

Musical Director

Carl Chadek

Choreographer

Ray Bradford

Technical Director

Judy Schoenfeld

Set Designer

Kathy Berrong

Lighting Designer

Mark Horaitis

Costume Designer

Vickie Katschke

House Manager

Bob Kafka

Lighting Crew

Tom Stajmiger

Prop Crew

Mary Husting

Judy Schoenfeld

Doris Zienkiewicz

Program

Bob Kafka

Marianne Kolar

Stage Crew

Tim Kelleher

F. John Kessler

Robert Phelps

Tom Zuehlke

 

Graphic Designer

Kathy Berrong

Photographer

Color Photo by Jon

Make Up

Joe Walsh

Set Construction

Kathy Berrong

Steve Balzer

Dick Katschke

Vickie Katshke

Tim Kelleher

Allen Kimbrough

Tom Kohls

donna Kay Kohls

Wendy Messnick

Frank Olivo

Robert Phelps

Judy Schoenfeld

Tamara Stajmiger

Tom Stajmiger

Paul Trotter

Bill Twitchell

 

Cast

Butler

Lloyd Dreger

 

Patrick Dennis

Paul Trotter

 

Mr. Kleeg

Paul Trotter

 

Junior Pinchley

Tom Kohls

 

Sal the Lackey

Tom Kohls

 

Older Belle

Tamara Rentmeester

 

Pancho

Bob Brzozowski

 

Bernie Buchsbaum

David Handrich

 

Belle

Tamara Stajmiger

 

Momma

Judy Tarbox

 

George Musgrove

Steve Balzer

 

Ramona

Rachel Deon Prell

 

Brucey Bill Twitchell  
Fred Potrine Bill Twitchell  
Prince Bill Twitchell  
Yulnca Debbie Kissinger  
Monique Wendy Messnick  
Val du Val Frank Olivo  
Colette Joan Williamson  
Matilda Joan Williamson  
Amos Pinchley James Wollach  
Bert James Wollach  
Pamela Jane Preston  
Miss Kepplewhite Jane Preston  
Angel Vickie Katschke  
Mrs. Eggleston Vickie Katschke  
Benny Buchsbaum Sam Engle  
Schnitzler Richard Fuchs  
General Lloyd Dreger  
Headwaiter Lloyd Dreger  
Bartender Tom Kohls  
Newsboy Tom Kohls  
Camera Man Tom Kohls  
Actor Mark Holzbauer  
Golf Pro David Handrich  
Baby Tamara Stajmiger  
Rich Girl Peggy Foerg  
Prison Matron Peggy Foerg  
Bert's Girlfriend Peggy Foerg  
Noble Eggleston Allen Kimbrough  
Nobel Junior Allen Kimbrough  
Studio Secretary Margie Kaczmarek  
Woman Testifying Marianne Kolar  
Woman on Ship Marianne Kolar  
Assistant Director Marianne Kolar  
Woman in Casino Marianne Kolar  
Prison Matron Wendy Messnick  
King's Army Frank Olivo  
War Nurse Joan Williamson  
 
German Soldier James Wollach  
Defense Lawyer Nick De Leo  
Preacher Nick De Leo  
Ship's Captain Nick De Leo  
Doctor Nick De Leo  

Supreme Court Justice

Nick De Leo

Lloyd Dreger

 

Virgins

Rachel Deon Prell

Peggy Foerg

Margie Kaczmarek

Wendy Messnick

 

French Chorines

Peggy Foerg

Margie Kaczmarek

Wendy Messnick

 

Belle's Girlfriends

Margie Kaczmarek

Debbie Kissinger

Wendy Messnick

 
Townspeople

Bob Brzozowski

Nick De Leo

Rachel Deon Prell

Lloyd Dreger

Peggy Foerg

David Handrich

Mark Holzbauer

Margie Kaczmarek

Debbie Kissinger

Marianne Kolar

Wendy Messnick

Frank Olivo

Bill Twitchell

Joan Williamson

 

Soldier

Tom Kohls

 

Sailors

Bob Brzozowski

Mark Holzbauer

Tom Kohls

James Wollach

 

Rich Kids

Steve Balzer

Bob Brzozowski

David Handrich

Mark Holzbauer

Margie Kaczmarek

Debbie Kissinger

Marianne Kolar

Wendy Messnick

Frank Olivo

Joan Williamson

James Wollach

 

Haridresser

Bob Brzozowski

David Handrich

Mark Holzbauer

 

Doughboy

Bob Brzozowski

David Handrich

Mark Holzbauer

Frank Oiivo

 

Masseurs

Bob Brzozowski

Mark Holzbauer

 

Winemaker

Mark Holzbauer

Marianne Kolar

Jane Preston

James Wollach

 

 

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