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CELEBRATION

An Avant-Garde Musical Fable

JAN 20 21 27 28 29 FEB 3 4 5 | FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM

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book and lyrics by TOM JONES
music by HARVEY SCHMIDT

directed by DAVE ALAN THOMAS
musical director: ROBIN BRAZELTON
choreographer: KATIE RAULERSON

MUSICAL | On a magical New Year’s Eve, a young Orphan stumbles into the home of the richest man in the world, whose bizarre entourage includes a beautiful fallen Angel. With the Orphan’s help, the jaded Mr. Rich regains his humanity, only to find himself locked in ritualistic battle with the youth for the Angel’s love.


ABET is offering an exciting evening of theatre.. The story is that of an orphaned youth, and is played by Franklin Ritch with marvelous deadpan humor.. Milan [Alley] has an assertive on-stage presence and speaking voice.. Katherine Herndon is making her ABET debut and is dazzling as Angel.. [Robert] Banks is a true comedian who applies his talents fully to the role.. | READ FULL ARTICLE
− Dick Kerekes and Leisla Sansom, EU Jacksonville
This seldom-seen show is a must-see for local audiences.. brilliantly directed by Dave Alan Thomas.. The featured characters are magnificently supported by an enthusiastic and energetic ensemble.. Wonderful musical accompaniment, glorious singing and lively dancing add to ABET’s production of Celebration.. | READ FULL ARTICLE
− Tamara McClaran, BUZZ
photography by CARYL BUTTERLEY
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THE CAST .
milan
MILAN ALLEY
as Potemkin
franklin
FRANKLIN RITCH
as Orphan
katherine
KATHERINE HERNDON
as Angel
rob
ROBERT BANKS
as Rich
brian
BRIAN KEITH CHAMPION
as Reveler
lucas
LUCAS HOPPER
as Reveler
matt
MATT KRIEGER
as Reveler
sara
SARA BETH SOHN
as Reveler
amy
AMY TILLOTSON
as Reveler
laurel
LAUREL WILSON
as Reveler

 

ORCHESTRA .

conductor / bass: DAMON MARTIN
musical director / piano: ROBIN BRAZELTON
harpsichord: STEFANIE BATSON
guitar: JACOB SCHUMAN
percussion: JACK MILLER
vocals: SUSAN ROCHE

 

PRODUCTION TEAM .

director: DAVE ALAN THOMAS
music director: ROBIN BRAZELTON
choreographer: KATIE RAULERSON
band director: DAMON MARTIN
stage manager: RANDY LESSEN
light and sound tech: BETSY TOTTEN DARNELL
backstage tech: APRIL BOLDEN
set design, construction, and scenic painting: DAVE ALAN THOMAS
light and sound design: BRYAN FRANK
costume design: AMY TILLOTSON
mask design: REBECCA WILLIAMS
costumers: AMY HANCOCK, JANE LAROQUE
additional set construction: RANDY LESSSEN, BRIAN JOHNSON, MEGANNE JOHNSON, GORDON FRANK, BRYAN FRANK
poster design: SHEPHERD
web design and social media marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
publicity and production photography: CARYL BUTTERLEY
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
opening night reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, THERESA ROOKEY, KEN ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA, SUSAN CATHCART, KAREN LAHEY

PRODUCTION SPONSOR .

 

 

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SARA BETH SOHN (Reveler) has performed in many shows in the Orlando and Jacksonville area. Most recently at ABET she was seen as Grace the Millworker in Working.

KIMBERLY COOPER YORK (Reveler) has a B.S. in Dance and Theatre from JU and a M.Ed. from UNF. Kimberly has been performing and choreographing in professional and community theatre in Jacksonville for over 25 years. She has performed at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Theatre Jax, and Players by the Sea to name a few. Some of her favorite rolls have been Judy Turner in A Chorus Line, Velma in West Side Story, Liz in Chicago and Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly. Kimberly is making her debut with ABET.

SARA BETH SUMMERS (Beth Spencer) has been involved in theatre since the ripe old age of 3 when she appeared as Woodstock in Charlie Brown. More recently she was cast as Doralee Rhodes in 9-5 at Theatre Jacksonville and Inga in Young Frankenstein at Players By the Sea. Professionally she directs, choreographs, and teaches at Baker County High School. This is Sara’s first appearance with ABET.