Behind the Stage Door of the Hampton Playhouse - 38th Season 1986
Marcia Wallace starred in the all-female version of THE ODD COUPLE along with Hampton favorites Rosemary Loar, Mary Sharmat, and Aido Berlyn.
A CHORUS LINE was once again a smash hit and the Playhouse production of EVITA is still requested as a repeat.This show introduced Woody Howard to Hampton audiences in his first of many successful roles.
Casts for this season included apprentices Mary Ruvolo, Steven Hitt, Laura Soltis, Bobby Berry, Karl Nicolaisen, Paul Clausen, Michael Mararian , Alicia Miller and local performer Skip Davidson. Also featured in the cast this season was Beatrice Alda, daughter of TV star Alan Alda. Musicians were Leonard Bearse, Chris Hughes and Joe Baker. Dance Captain was Becky Garrett. Company Manager was Joy Kane.
Lani Brockman remembers...
"One of my favourite memories at Hampton Playhouse was during the youth show CINDERELLA. I was playing the Fairy Godmother and I remember the first performance and all the flash cameras that would go off in the middle of a song or a word or a breath... those kids were camera happy! Anyway, during the second performance I decided to carry a flash camera on stage in my apron pocket. At an appropriate picture opportunity I stopped the show and said to the audience, You are always taking my picture, now it's my turn to take yours!' I then asked everyone to wave and say Cheese. I have the most wonderful picture of 500 parents and kids waving at me with big huge grins."