by Rogers & Hammerstein

The Dramat's 2009 Fall Mainstage

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.
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November 21 at 8:00pm
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Show no longer running
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Enoch Snow, JrAlex Fayette
EnsembleJesse Kirkland
EnsembleAlexander Oki
Enoch SnowJay Frisby
David BascombeWill Turner
Carrie PipperidgeMallory Baysek
Billy BigelowBrian Earp
Nettie FowlerHelen McCreary
StarkeeperNaomi Bland
EnsembleLauren Hartman
EnsembleAaron Seriff-Cullick
Mrs. MullinsKate Berman
Julie JordanDanielle Frimer
Jigger CraiginMatt McCollum
EnsembleSarah Matthes
EnsembleBrandon Levin
EnsembleKelly Campbell
EnsembleDanielle Kolitz
EnsembleSeinne Fleming
EnsembleDavid Martinez
LouiseSarah Matthes
Production Staff
DirectorRichard Joyce
ProducerJohn Wolff
Stage ManagerEleni Christidis
Technical DirectorEmmanuel Ramirez
Lighting DesignerStephen Quandt
Master ElectricianLauren Bremen
Sound DesignerSharath Patel
Set DesignerRoger Hanna
Costume DesignerRebecca Bernstein
Sound EngineerLuke Kanter
Graphic DesignerSam Tsui
Props MasterMeredith Davis
ChoreographerTracy Bersley
Musical DirectorDan Schlosberg
DramaturgGary Jaffe
Paint ChargeAva Tattelman Parnes
Assistant DirectorLily Lewis-McNeil
Assistant Lighting DesignerOren Stevens
Assistant Set DesignerKevin Adkisson
Assistant Costume DesignerSofija Canavan
Assistant ChoreographerGabrielle Karol