Monday, October 3, 2011

SEASON 16: 1980-81

The Children's Theatre Company and School

Season Poster by Steven Rydberg








































1980-81 Season
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
Cinderella
The Three Musketeers
Tomie de Paola's The Clown of God
The Marvelous Land of OZ
Television Theatre Company Video Production: 

The Marvelous Land of OZ
Summer Theatre Institute: 
Desert in Flower, The Great American Family, Merely Players

Mark Twain's
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Adapted for the Stage by Timothy Mason
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Roberta Carlson
Directed by Israel Hicks
Choreography by Geol Weirs
Scenic and Costume Designs by Kristine Haugan
Lighting Design by Robert S. Hutchings, Jr.




L to R: "Tom's Gang": Jaime Coulter, Ryan Sexton, Steve Huke, Jim Dayton, John Peitzman
Ryan Sexton as Huck, Latifu as Jim



Jean de Brunhoff's
THE STORY OF BABAR, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT
Adapted for the Stage by Thomas W. Olson
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Steven M. Rydberg
Directed and Choreographed by John Clark Donahue
Scenic Design by Robert Braun
Costume Design by Barry Robison
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols
French Translation by George Muschamp


























CINDERELLA
Adapted for the Stage by John B. Davidson
Directed by Bain Boehlke
Choreography by Myron Johnson
Scenic Design by Edward Haynes
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by


L to R: Julee Cruise as Dorcas Cramp, Bain Boehlke as Rose Olson Cramp, Wendy Lehr as Pearl Cramp

Mid-Season Promotional Flyer.  Artwork by Steven Rydberg.




Alexandre Dumas'
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Adapted for the Stage by Frederick Gaines
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Roberta Carlson
Directed by Jon Cranney
Scenic Design by Tom Butsch
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Fight Choreography by B. H. Barry


L to R: Garth Schumacher, George Muschamp, Patrick McNellis, R. Scott Taylor, Tom Dunn


























Tomie de Paola's
THE CLOWN OF GOD
Adapted for the Stage by Thomas W. Olson
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Steven M. Rydberg
Lyrics by Thomas W. Olson
Directed by John Clark Donahue
Choreography by Myron Johnson
Scenic and Properties Design by Don Yunker
Costume Design by Judith Cooper 
Lighting Design by Robert S. Hutchings, Jr.
Sound Design by Robert Jorissen
Visual Design Consultation by Tomie de Paola




L to R: Tom Dunn, Gary Briggle, Wyatt McDill, George Sutton, Wendy Lehr,
Debbie Tice, Carl Beck, Danielle Fagre

L to R: Tom Dunn, Carl Beck, Gary Briggle, Wendy Lehr, Debbie Tice, Mario Bravo
Julee Cruise, George Sutton, Rana Haugen

Center: Rana Haugen as Fiorinella, Mario Bravo as Giovanni.



Oliver S. Osterberg as The Doge, Barry Goldman as Giovanni



















  












Review.  Minneapolis Star:





 Review.  Minneapolis Tribune:







L. Frank Baum's 
THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ
Adapted for the Stage by Thomas W. Olson
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Richard A. Dworsky
Lyrics by Gary Briggle
Directed by John Clark Donahue
Assistant Director and Choreography by Myron Johnson
Scenic and Properties Design by Jack Barkla
Costume Design by Barry Robison
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols
Sound Design by Robert Jorissen and John Lupori
Stage Management by Michael L. Hennen










L to R: Christopher Passi, Carl Beck, Rana Haugen, Gary Briggle, Stephen Boe













































Review.  Minneapolis Tribune.





American Theater Critics Association
names CTC 1980 Margo Jones Award recipient,
presented by playwright Edward Albee.






Edward Albee, Charles Nolte.


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