Sunday, September 4, 2011

SEASON 7: 1971-72

The Children's Theatre Company 
of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts















1971-72 Season

Robin Hood: A Story of the Forest
Dylan Thomas' Under Milkwood
Peter and the Wolf & The Ugly Duckling
Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology
Sleeping Beauty
Hansel and Gretel
Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal
The Cookie Jar
The Sitwells at Sea
Madeline and the Gypsies
An Evening of Leonard Cohen
A Suitcase & Variations on a Similar Theme (an Homage to Rene Magritte)
Hang On to Your Head (International Tour)
Potpourri
Commedia dell'Arte
Renaissance Festival 






Robin Hood: A Story of the Forest
by Timothy Mason
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Hiram Titus
Directed by Bain Boehlke
Scenic Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Stephen Ayers


Karlis Ozols as Little John, Guy Paul as Robin
































Music by Hiram Titus, Lyric by Timothy Mason




























































Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology






Linda Walsh Jenkins, Ken Williams, Guy Paul, Debbie Tice, Julie Williams, Barbe Larson,
Jean Boone, Karlis Ozols, Gerald Drake.

Debbie Tice, Ken Williams.











Peter and the Wolf & The Ugly Duckling






















Myron Johnson, Cynthia Guzy



Sleeping Beauty

by Richard Shaw


Music Composed and Orchestrated by Roberta Carlson
Directed by Gene Davis Buck
Scenic Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols




Wendy Lehr as Beauty

John Jenkins as The Ogress, Myron Johnson as The Prince.



Playbill Cover Illustration by Steven Rydberg.




Illustration by Gene Davis Buck.


Illustration by Gene Davis Buck.








Hansel and Gretel

German Text by Regina Waldman
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Roberta Carlson
Directed by John Jenkins
Scenic Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols

Poster Art by Steven Rydberg

PR Photo: Matthew Brassil, Wendy Lehr, Paula Dornisch.


Gerald Drake as Narrator

Gerald Drake, Garry Q. Lewis


Matthew Brassil, Wendy Lehr, Mary Ann Raymond, Guy Paul












Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 

The School for Scandal

Directed by John Clark Donahue
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Hiram Titus
Scenic Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols

PR Photo: Liz Keagy as Lady Teazle.






Illustration by Steven Rydberg.



The Cookie Jar
Written, Directed and Choreographed by John Clark Donahue
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Roberta Carlson
Scenic Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols

Please visit "The Cookie Jar" blog post for additional material.



Ken Williams as Winde

Matthew Brassil, Wendy Lehr, Bridget McNellis.

Eric Hohn as Bubble, Kim Livingston as Black Eyed Pea.

L to R: Wendy Lehr, Jim Stowell, Barbe Larson, Chris Mulkey, Guy Paul, Patrick McNellis,
Kim Livingston, Eric Hohn




John Jenkins, Eric Hohn, Bill Dovali, Kim Livingston







The Sitwells at Sea
by Gar Hildenbrand
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Steven M. Rydberg
Directed by John Clark Donahue



Bain Boehlke as Edith Sitwell.


Amateur Audio Recording of Performance

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Madeline and the Gypsies
Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans
Adapted for the Stage by John Clark Donahue
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Hiram Titus
Scenic Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols




Mary Ann Raymond as Madeline

Guy Paul



Audio clips (Entire production divided into multiple clips):

Featuring Bill Dovali as Narrator, Patrick McNellis as Miss Clavel, Mary Ann Raymond as Madeline, Matthew Brassil as Pepito, Liz Keagy as Gypsy Mother. 


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Clip 4-B:



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Clip 12 (End):





A Suitcase & Variations on a Similar Theme(an Homage to Rene Magritte)



Written and Directed by John Clark Donahue
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Roberta Carlson
Scenic Design by John Clark Donahue
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols

Please visit blog page for additional material.


Wendy Lehr, Barbe Larson, Cyn Byrne









Bain Boehlke as Mr. Owen, Matthew Brassil, Jeffrey Siegel



L to R: Susie Peterson, Sean McNellis, Chris Mulkey, Gerald Drake, John Jenkins,
Norma Schneider, Barbe Larson, Wendy Lehr, Bain Boehlke











Variations on a Similar Theme
(An Homage to Rene Magritte)


"I'll See You"

Guy Paul, Bain Boehlke


"Two Birds"



Wendy Lehr, Linda Walsh Jenkins, Bain Boehlke


Wendy Lehr, Linda Walsh Jenkins, Barbe Larson, Bain Boehlke



"The Costume Box"

Ronn Tice




A Shoe

Chris Mulkey, Guy Paul, Hiram Titus, Ken Williams,
Gerald Drake, Bain Boehlke



Timothy Mason, Gerald Drake


The Red Shoes

Wendy Lehr, Bain Boehlke, Karlis Ozols


Helen Deltz




Holly Larsen, Chris Mulkey, Wendy Lehr, Gerald Drake


John Clark Donahue (center) directs Jim Stowell, Chris Mulkey, Wendy Lehr,
Norma Schneider, Ronn Tice, Sara Schimke, Timothy Mason


Hang On to Your Head 
Potpourri
























































































Stephen Ayers


Ed Wujciak

John Jenkins, Gerald Drake


Timothy Mason, Myron Johnson




Front Row, L to R: Matthew Brassil, Matt Baker, Steven Rydberg, Kim Livingston, Bill Dovali,
Maureen Teefy, AudreyAnn Thompson, Paula Bormes, Sara Schimke, Ronn Tice, Garry Q. Lewis













Commedia dell'Arte


Directed by John L. Jenkins
Set Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Pat O'Leary































CTC at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival







Steven Rydberg, Gerald Drake, Kelly Drake, Garry Q. Lewis, Maggie Belle Calin

Karlis Ozols


Richard Thompson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Rydberg, Gerald Drake







Summer School Production: The Boy Friend


Jim Stowell, Debbie Tice, Steven Rydberg










Assorted Candid Shots 1971-72: Staff, Students, Crew...



Suzy Siftar

Kim Hines, Jordys Miller

Barry Goldman

Fred Gaines


Bain Boehlke, Sara Schimke


A. Marvey (Dance Teacher)

JCD, Stephen Ayers

Gerald Drake

John Jenkins



Roberta Carlson

Rise Ferster, Hiram Titus, Chris Mulkey

Wally Kennedy

Steven Rydberg



























Barbe Larson

Bennett Harrison

Francis Siftar

Frances McGovern

Rita Carlotto

Frederick Gaines

Richard Shaw, Gene Davis Buck

John Clark Donahue, Guy Paul

Jack Barkla

Jeffry Thomas

Jim Stowell

John Jenkins

Carl Beck

Karlis Ozols
Myron Johnson, Wendy Lehr, Chris Mulkey and John Donahue lead students in movement at Jefferson High School residency.

Mary K. Winchell

Patricia O'Leary

Foreground: Rise Ferster, Bain Boehlke

Wendy Lehr, Hiram Titus, Steven Rydberg, Rise Ferster, Chris Mulkey, Bain Boehlke

At the Stage Door stairs:
Bain Boehlke, Wendy Lehr, Anne "Topsy" Ritz, John Clark Donahue, Jack Barkla

Karlis Ozols

Wendy Lehr

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