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
AIMABLE CASTAGNET - Wayne Leonard
GENIVIEVE CASTAGNET - Joni Creekmore
DENISE - Ann Imrick, and THERESE - Blair Dowling
ANTOINE - Mike Lopp, and PIERRE - Christian Moore
M. LE CURE - Joshua Benjamin
DOUMERGE - Ross Hurteau
M. MARTINE - Thomas Drago
PHILLIPE - Matthew Enig and SIMONE - Jenny Smith (my apologies to Matthew)
BARNABY - David Lynch
M. LE MARQUIS - Ed Kroliczak
CLAUDE - Jim Bailey
DOMINIQUE - Michael Williams and INEZ - Lysandra Penn-Bartoo
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!
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