Show Boat

The Gulf Coast Symphony and co-producer Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre continue their tradition of spotlighting a great American musical each year at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW. Show Boat will be fully staged with costumes, sets, and choreography, and performed with the full symphony orchestra. Show Boat follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, over 40 years from 1887 to 1927. Its themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. This show was the first time that serious black and white characters held the stage on Broadway together as equals. Show Boat gave us such classic songs as “Ol’ Man River”, “Make Believe”, and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man”. Tickets from $29

This performance takes place at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers.

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Composers

Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music.

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Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. His father, William, was a theatre manager and for many years director of Hammerstein’s Victoria, the most popular vaudeville theatre of its day. His uncle, Arthur Hammerstein, was a successful Broadway producer and his grandfather, Oscar Hammerstein, a famous opera impresario.

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Cast

Sarah Hanlon

Julie

Sarah Hanlon

Maxwell Porterfield

Ensemble/Marian Cover

Maxwell Porterfield

Jeanette Blakeney

Queenie

Jeanette Blakeney

Marc Cedric Smith

Marc Cedric Smith

Will Ray

Gaylord Ravenal

Will Ray

Gene Weygandt

Mayor Shinn

Gene Weygandt

Mary Stout

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

Mary Stout

Larissa Klinger

Ilona Ritter

Larissa Klinger

Dan Fenaughty

Steven Kodaly

Dan Fenaughty

Nick Drivas

Steve

Nick Drivas

Katie Whittemore

Kim

Katie Whittemore

Wesley Boozer

Traveling Salesmen

Wesley Boozer

Benjamin Walton

Pete/Fight Captain

Benjamin Walton

Susan Dohan

Mrs. Paroo

Susan Dohan

Laura Whittenberger

Ensemble

Laura Whittenberger

E. Mani Cadet

Jake

E. Mani Cadet

Athena Kelley

Ensemble

Athena Kelley

Yvette Bedgood

Ensemble

Yvette Bedgood

Carson Maschmeier

Ensemble

Carson Maschmeier

Patrick Shepherd

Train Conductor

Patrick Shepherd

Anna Andersen

Ensemble

Anna Andersen

Michael Scott Ross

Ensemble

Michael Scott Ross

Angela Denise Pierre

Ensemble

Angela Denise Pierre

Cantrella Canady

Ethel Toffelmier

Cantrella Canady

Anthony McGlaun

Ensemble

Anthony McGlaun

Production Team

Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz

Conductor

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Max Quinlan

Stage Director & Choreographer

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Caskey Hunsader

Production Stage Manager

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Adam Lobelson

Lighting Designer

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Ryan Belock

Projection Designer

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Richard Jones

Sound Designer

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Roberta Malcolm

Costume Supervisor/Designer

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Diana Waldier

Wardrobe Coordinator

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Larissa Klinger

Ilona Ritter

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Laura Friesen

Assistant Music Director

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Samantha Wood

Assistant Stage Manager

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