A Taste of Broadway

 

Feburary 25 -March 6, 2012



Meet the Director

Barbara Clippinger’s history with LLT goes back a long way. She is a past President and has served a total of seven years on the Board. 

A Taste of Broadway, marks the 17th show that she has either directed or choreographed for LLT.

Her first career was a professional dancer and choreographer. Some of her credits include Golden Boy on Broadway with Sammy Davis Jr., The June Taylor dancers on The Jackie Gleason Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Ed Sullivan, and Soupy Sales TV shows. She was the Assistant Choreographer for the Dunes and Riviera Hotels in Las Vegas and the Latin Quarter in NY. She also assisted with the nightclub acts of Debbie Reynolds and Liza Minnelli. Barbara has performed in summer and winter stock companies and major nightclubs throughout the US, Canada, Europe and South America.

Her second career, after earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology, was developing and directing programs for battered women, runaway kids, and homeless men and women.

Barbara moved to Ajijic in 1996 and discovered this wonderful theatre in “our little fishing village in Mexico”. After a hiatus in the US in 2009 and 2010, Barbara returned to Lakeside in May 2011 with no thoughts of leaving the shores of Lake Chapala again.


Director's Viewpoint - Barbara Clippinger

 

I’m so excited to bring “A Taste of Broadway” to LLT. Musicals are always enjoyed by our audiences, they’re fun to do, and they give many people the opportunity to get involved.

 

Alexis Hoff, Patteye Simpson, and I selected the music for the show and Emma Bergh Apton helped us find the back-tracks. I had an idea for “the hook” so I wrote a script and then my son, a professional comic, punched it up. Alexis and I divied up the choreography and staging, and Patteye taught the music and kept us organized. And that is how “A Taste of Broadway” was born.

 

It has been a labor of love and I want to express my gratitude and esteem to the marvelous, hard working, talented cast and crew. I appreciate and am so grateful to Alexis and Patteye, my fabulous co-conspirators……….. who made it all happen!

I hope you enjoy the show.

 

P.S Four gifts were dropped from heaven to help put this on. Karen Eicher, Lynn Phelen, Rob Stupple and Flemming Halby……… Mil gracias!



Meet the Support Team

Patteye Simpson, Flemming Halby  and Alexis Hoff have often worked with Barbara, and once again, she welcomed them to the directorial team for A Taste of Broadway.

Players

Crew

 

Director ................................................................. Barbara Clippinger

Choreographer ................................................................... Alexis Hoff

Music Co-ordinator ................................................. Patteye Simpson

Artistic Consultant..................................................... Flemming Halby

Stage Manager ................................................................. Diane Jones

Assistant Stage Managers ...................... Lynn Phelan, Rob Stupple

Production Assistant .................................................... Win McIntosh

Set Design ................................ Russell Mack & Barbara Clippinger

Set Construction Chief ............................................... Alex Pinkerton

Set Construction Crew ............. Richard Bansbach, Bryan Selesky

                     Russell Mack, Russell Moore, David White, Rick Bleier

Set Decoration................................................................... Tod Jonson

Sound Design ..................................................... Emma Bergh-Apton

Sound Operation.............................. Emma Bergh-Apton, Karen Lee

Lighting Design ..................................... Zane Pumiglia, Brad Dobko

                                                              Sheilah Dwyer, Richard Roche

Lighting Operation ...................................................... Sheilah Dwyer

Spots Operation ...................................... Richard Roche, Les Savari

Properties Manager ......................................................... Rob Stupple

Properties Assistants ..... Diana Rowland, Lynn Davis, Terry Davis

Back Stage Crew .................................... John Brown, Russell Mack

Makeup Crew ........................................ Maxcine Tate, Julie Mignard

                                Marilyn Prater, Heika Bennett, Roberta Hilleman

                          Lois Cugini, Collette Clavadetscher, Bereyl Dorscht

                                 Diana Rowland, Shirley Appelbaum, Stella Lake

Costume Design .... Karin Eichler, Barbara Clippinger, Alexis Hoff

Wardrobe Coordinator .................................................. Karin Eichler

Costume Accessories ................................................. Patsy Getchell

Seamstress ............................................ Heidi Schaefer, Viola Jones

Dressers .......................................... Cindy Hitchcock, Christine Bott


Taste of Broadway sparkles with glitz & glamor

Friday, March 02 2012 12:39 Jeanne Chaussee - Guadalajara Reporter - Full reveiw in March 2 edition.

 

There are no punches pulled in the Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) musical production “A Taste of Broadway,” compiled and exquisitely directed by Barbara Clippinger, to be presented until March 6.

 

Amidst enough glitz and glitter to attract a planet and rhinestones in sufficient numbers to choke not just a horse but a whole herd, the talented cast swung into a well-paced program of familiar tunes from various shows on the Great White Way.

 

Patteye Simpson was the music coordinator and did a splendid job teaching the music and matching voices to songs. The menu for the “Taste of Broadway” had a lot of the “comfort tunes” like “Hello Dolly,” “I Could Write a Book,” “Maybe This Time,” “Embraceable You,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “What I Did for Love.” Some spicy stuff like “Tits and Ass,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Fugue for Tinhorns,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” and “Razzle Dazzle” was stirred in to keep things on the boil, and the audience savored every one of the 32 bites.

 

Besides talented singers, from the chorus to the soloists, the show really resembled a true Broadway presentation in the energy and quality of its dancers– not an easy feat when casting from a retirement community. Alexis Hoff choreographed the show and put the dancers through their paces – if they ever missed a beat, no one noticed.

 

Picking out the high points in a production that moved from one pinnacle to the other is nearly impossible. But, those troopers Jeritza and Betty Lloyd Robinson were the real deal (rhinestoned tennis shoes and all) with “Bosom Buddies” and “I’m Still Here.” Val Jones, Helena Feldstein and Janet Lawson were dynamite in “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.” Patteye Simpson brought it home with each of her numbers and Mac Morrison still makes young girls (and some not-so-young girls) sigh.

 

Rob Stupple as “Broadway Joe,” whose comments about the numbers and shows from when they came brought continuity to the production.

 

The cast includes veteran favorites Alexis Hoff, Ann Loebach, Greg Clarke, Jim Donnelly, Joe Loebach, Patteye Simpson, Helena Feldstein, Mac Morrison, Betty Lloyd Robinson and Jertiza McCarter.

 

Kudos to Clippinger for bringing on some great new talent to the LLT stage, including Janet Lawson, Leslie Martin, Val Jones, Don DeCarl, Lee Hitchcock, Catherine Gonzalez and Judy Hendrick. Each member of the cast stayed “right on” and demonstrated the hours of preparation required to produce a musical...

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