Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Baker's Wife

Springtime in Mebane means more than longer days and warmer temperatures. It also means that The Mebane Acting Company puts on their annual adult musical production of their season. This year, that production was The Baker's Wife, a story in which the bickering residents of a small Provencal town at last find peace and contentment in the heavenly bread of the newly arrived baker and his attractive young wife, but when she is lured away by the attentions of a handsome young gigolo, the middle-aged baker loses all zest for life and baking, throwing the community into chaos.

Jeff Overstreet was once again running the musical end of the show, so I happily agreed to play in the pit orchestra. Rehearsals were Monday-Thursday, with performances Friday-Sunday. Since I have a decent camera now, I was able to get a few shots at the rehearsals and warm-ups. Regrettably, I didn't take enough pictures. I don't have shots of everyone, nor shots while people are performing the show. Remind me next year to get these!

Click here for the full Mebane Acting Company smart set.

Director Tamra Kress (with Marilyn Fox playing bass in the background)

Musical Director Jeff Overstreet
Jeffrey Overstreet

Mad Baker

The Baker's Wife

DENISE - Ann Imrick, and THERESE - Blair Dowling
Village Ladies

ANTOINE - Mike Lopp, and PIERRE - Christian Moore
Mike and Christian

M. LE CURE - Joshua Benjamin
Father Josh

DOUMERGE - Ross Hurteau

M. MARTINE - Thomas Drago

PHILLIPE - Matthew Enig and SIMONE - Jenny Smith (my apologies to Matthew)

BARNABY - David Lynch
David Lynch of Mebane

M. LE MARQUIS - Ed Kroliczak

CLAUDE - Jim Bailey

DOMINIQUE - Michael Williams and INEZ - Lysandra Penn-Bartoo
Warming Up

Apologies to NICOLE - Mackenzie Lunden, and HORTENSE - Vivian Senical whom I didn't manage to take any decent photos of, as well as the rest of the crew, producers, etc. Maybe next year I'll take a shot list with me.

So keep an eye on the Mebane Acting Company's website for all the great upcoming performances, including dramas, comedies, childrens, musicals and improv!


Shannon said...

I saw some of your pics on Zooomr. Sounds like great fun!!

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