Honoring students involved in the spring musical

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G. Cates, Reporter

On Thursday March 12, all school functions at BCHS were canceled due to health concerns from Covid-19. A week after that announcement was made would have been opening night for the spring musical, Guys and Dolls. Cast, crew, directors and musicians spent countless hours rehearsing and and getting ready for this show. About 120 BCHS students participated in the preparation process for this performance. Dances were mastered, set pieces were completed, dialects were perfected, lights were hung, wigs were fitted. And while the show may not have happened, the work definitely did. This page is dedicated to recognizing all the directors, actors, dancers, instrumentalists, stage managers, painters, costume designers, parents and more who put their time and talent into make the story of Guys and Dolls come to life, intending to entertain the BCHS community.

WHAT IS GUYS AND DOLLS?

Many are unfamiliar with what Guys and Dolls is even about. This Tony award-winning musical comedy is set in New York City during the Great Depression. Gambler Nathan Detroit runs the largest illegal craps game in the Big Apple. He keeps this a secret from his fiancée of 14 years, Adelaide, who works at the Hot Box club. “Nathan is kind of  sleazy and not the best guy. Adelaide is really dumb and dramatic, and together they make a fun pair,” said Jillian Hurley, who plays Adelaide. But with police Lt. Brannigan on his tail, Nathan needs to find a new venue to host the game. However, he’s short on money. Nathan bets the swaggering Sky Masterson $1,000 that he can’t bring Sarah Brown, the strict head of the nearby Christian mission, on a date to Havana, Cuba.

The Gangster Ensemble rehearses their conga line for the “Havana” musical number.

Meanwhile, General Cartwright threatens to close the mission unless attendance increases. Sky bets Sarah that if he can get  more people to come to the mission, she must go to Havana with him. “The scene in Havana is one one my favorites, since it encompasses both chaos and fun with the Conga Line and bar fight. I really like the parts in Havana, and they are a highlight of the show,” said Jack Dixon, who plays a gangster named Joey Baltimore. During their trip, Sky and Sarah fall in love, but he must prove himself before they eventually marry at the end. In the last scene, Nathan finally agrees to marry Adelaide. Hurley added that “the last scene was always so fun, because it was the only time the full cast was onstage together.”


PRODUCTION

Juniors Deysi Garcia-Vasquez and Gracie Dillon play violin during rehearsal. “Yes we never performed the show, but all the hard effort made by all the performers was outstanding and just know that your work will never, ever be forgotten,” Garcia-Vasquez said.

Director and Choreographer – Ms. Holly Stults
Music Director – Mr. Mark Duray
Crew Coordinator – Mr. Troy Cockrum
Production Stage Manager – Katherine Board
Assistant Stage Managers – Peyton Bean, Caroline Clapacs

PIT ORCHESTRA

Flute – Emily Boon
Clarinet – Maddison Loiselle, Mr. Philippe Moore, Ms. Ashley Sims
Bass clarinet – Ms. Ashley Sims
Alto saxophone – Mr. Philippe Moore
Tenor saxophone – Maddison Loiselle, Ms. Ashley Sims
Baritone saxophone – Owen Monroe
Trumpet – Mr. Mark Duray

The cast of Guys and Dolls

Trombone – Mr. John Sedwick
Percussion – Mr. Dominic Duray
Piano – Mrs. Clara Duray
Violin – Gracie Dillon, Deysi Garcia-Vasquez

CAST

Sky Masterson – Nate Schlabach

Nathan Detroit – William Shumaker
Miss Adelaide – Jillian Hurley
Sarah Brown – Sophia Duray
Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Alex Timmons
Benny Southwest – Braden Thatcher
Rusty Charlie – Christopher Taylor
Big Jule – Mary Horlander
Harry the Horse – James Haas
Lt. Brannigan – Anthony Cates
Arvida Abernathy – Molly Lockrem
General Matilda B. Cartwright – Deirdre Hostettler
Mimi – Isla Hofmann
Joey Baltimore – Jack Dixon
Angie the Ox – Christopher Board
Agatha – Nora Barth
Martha – Grace Timpe 


CREW

Crew Mentors
Costumes – Mrs. Jen Timpe, Mrs. Jennifer Dixon
Marketing – Mr. Paul Montgomery, Mrs. Anne Shumaker
Set Construction – Mr. Joe LeMark, Mr. Jerry Haas

Production Staff  

Peyton Bean, Catherine Board, Caroline Clapacs

“Thank you to all of the crew heads who made my job so much easier. You all put in the hard work that was needed to put our show on the right track. You are all amazing human beings and I will miss working with each of you so much!” – Katherine Board

 

Costumes
Crew heads: Jackie Beckman and Emily Wong

Front: Emily Wong, Jackie Beckman
Back: Kate Bowers, Celeste McFarren, Rylea Schroder
Not pictured: Nadia Brehm, Addison Meloy

“Emily and I’s favorite memory from working with this crew was when we went to this costume shop. Upon arrival, we saw a customer yelling at an employee that he was going to shoot Donald Trump because his costume wasn’t ready. We left immediately.” – Jackie Beckman 

Front of House
Crew heads: Lydia Kern and Maggie Corns

Front: Grace Frederick, Elizabeth Ogorek, Samantha Landaverde, Jackie Figura
Back: Danielle Harr, Maggie Corns, Olivia Gzibovskis, Logan McCurdy
Not pictured: Lydia Kern, Ana Afelbacher, Allison Jones, Gryce Shea

“Front of House worked very hard in preparation for this year’s Spring Musical. Even though there is a lot we didn’t get the chance to do, I know that we put in all of our effort to help make the show a success. I hope all of the underclassmen on Front of House had a great time and choose to pursue Crew in their future years at Chatard.” – Maggie Corns

Hair and Makeup
Crew heads: Maddi Felts and Caroline Machala  

Jacqui Felts, Jane Felts, Maddi Felts, Caroline Machala, Kat Babbey
Not pictured: Heidi Copple, Gabi Kramer, Molly Benson

“Thank you for all of your hard work, beauty crew. A completely underrated part of being on beauty crew is getting to jam out while cleaning and organizing supplies. It’s always a blast! I’m proud of all that we had planned for this show. We had some really ambitious looks! I want to thank my crew for always staying positive and being team players.” – Maddi Felts

Lights
Crew heads: Peter Bella and Patrick Ryan

Front: Darren Richardson, Peter Bella, Patrick Ryan, Owen Schultz, Andrew Fillenworth                                                                                                                 Back: Mason Fellwock, Nick Pettrone, Cameron Reinbold, Remington Colasessano, Jack McGowan

“I am proud of my crew’s work and would like to thank them for all the good times we had.” – Peter Bella

 

 

 

 

 


Marketing

Crew heads: Hayden Redelman and Grayson Cates

Front: Corbin Wentworth, Hayden Redelman, Elizabeth Kohlhaas
Back: Grayson Cates, Patrick Felts
Not pictured: Ava Armstrong

“My favorite memory from the Ads and Marketing crew is definitely our script read through. In order to understand the show better, we did our own little production of Guys and Dolls, complete with trying to sing the songs despite not knowing them. I’m sure everyone in the Panera thought we were crazy, but we had fun anyway.” – Elizabeth Kohlhaas

Paint
Crew heads: Gracie Dillon and Claire Johnson

Front: Samantha Landaverde, Maria Agostino, Claire Johnson, Gracie Dillon
Back: Sofi Schmitz, Julianne Ferguson, Deirdre Hostettler, Molly Spychalski, Maci Knoll

“I want to thank my crew for their attendance at our meetings and for their strong work ethic. I would also like to thank my co-head Claire Johnson, as it was her first time as a co-head. I know that even though we didn’t make it to the actual show, we are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in the production of the musical!” -Gracie Dillon

Props
Crew heads: Natalie Priser and Emma Kirby

Front: Kali McMillan, Arianna Chavis, Allison Stevens, Maggie Timpe
Back: Emma Kirby, Natalie Priser

“I really want to thank my small, but hardworking crew for all the time and effort they put into Guys and Dolls. It was really hard to find out that the show was cancelled on such short notice, but I think it just brought us closer together. Every workday and rehearsal was such a fun experience and I can’t wait for the next two years of BCHS theatre.” – Natalie Priser

Set Construction
Crew Heads: Thomas Giedd and Izzy Surinak  

Front: Izzy Surinak, Thomas Giedd
Back: Tony Bartone, Zeke Jarzyniecki, Finley Garner

“Thanks set crew for all the hard work that you’ve put in, and I’m proud of all that you have learned and accomplished. I can’t wait to hear what you do next year!” – Thomas Giedd

 

 

Sound
Crew heads: Sara Borland and Hector Jimenez

Front: Justin Garing, Sam Bella, Quincy Williamson, Will Montgomery
Back: Sara Borland, Marieke Young, Blake O’Tain
Not pictured: Hector Jimenez 

“Although the show could not go on, we all learned a lot and all of the underclassmen are definitely ready for shows to come. I especially appreciate everyone’s willingness to help me (and Hector) figure out the problems with the system early on. Thank you all for putting in the work you did, and I just wish everyone else could have seen the outcome of sound crew’s commitment to the show.” – Sara Borland


DIRECTOR’S NOTE

GUYS AND DOLLS – a Musical Fable of Broadway – opened on Broadway on November 24, 1950. In 1951, New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson wrote, “During the decade in which the musical stage has been developing into a form of art, we have all appreciatively paid our respects to dynamic unities, but none of them has been written and staged with more skill and finish than GUYS AND DOLLS. It is a triumph of style”. The musical is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure”, which are two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – such as “Pick the Winner.”

When I was trying to decide on a musical, this was the first one that came to mind. Selfishly, I adore this show and was excited to revisit it again. Also, one of the several times I choreographed it was with Clara Duray at Zionsville High School where I first met our Music Director, Mark Duray. We have come full circle my friends!  On a larger scale, I believed that the students at Bishop Chatard could meet the challenge of this classic piece of American Musical Theatre. It has been a joy introducing this cast to the world of Runyonland with its brilliant book and stunning score that is part of the Great American Songbook.

There are several themes in the show: Transformation; Good vs Evil; End Justifying the Means; and Faith.  These themes are discovered and brought to light through witty dialogue, beautiful music, and fun choreography. However, the final curtain call is not as important as the process and the hours of dedication it takes to get to that moment. One of the missions of Bishop Chatard High School is to Develop your mind. Deepen your faith. Discover yourself.  The performing arts can provide a platform for that and it is my prayer that each of the students involved in this production experienced all of those things and more. 

Creating a show is like putting a puzzle together. All the pieces are there and each one is important. During rehearsals, we collaborate to create the edges and framework. Then, we begin to see the picture emerge as we add costumes, scenery, props, etc. Of course, the goal is to show off the finished puzzle but even though that didn’t happen, there is still value in the process. I am so proud of our cast and crew and all the amazing work they did on GUYS AND DOLLS. You all deserve a standing ovation! I am honored to have created and collaborated with all of you.

Always remember that the talents you have are a gift from God and the way you use those talents are your gift back to God. Remember that Theatre is Magic; and Magic is the Theatre and BLESSED are we who create that Magic! 

Bravo and Blessings,
Holly Stults, Director and Choreographer


SENIOR REFLECTIONS

Senior reflections are a tradition placed in the programs of the spring musical for seniors to reflect on the significance BCHS theatre had on their high school experience.

“The Chatard Theater program is very important to me because it includes so many hardworking people who I can always trust to get their jobs done and produce a wonderful show. I enjoy the people I get to work with on the shows, which makes my job easier And allows us all to work together.”  – Katherine Board

“I don’t have very much fruitful experience when it comes to acting, so when I got to BCHS and got roles that had more lines it really brought me out of my comfort zone and boosted my confidence on stage.” – Sophia Duray

Mary Horlander (Big Jule) and Grace Timpe (Martha) wait for their scenes to be rehearsed.

“The theatre program at Chatard creates a bond between a lot of different people that all share a passion of bringing entertainment to others. It is a chance to learn, grow, and most importantly to have fun. It is a rare opportunity that many people will never experience and there will never be anything like Chatard theatre.” – Patrick Ryan

”I have gained so many amazing memories and friends from theater.” – Olivia Gzibovskis

“Theatre is where my friends are :)” – Molly Lockrem

“I’ve gained so many new friends and memories with people that I may never had had a conversation with if I wouldn’t have joined theatre.” – Caroline Machala

“BCHS theatre has helped me feel accepted and happy with who I am. It has also given me more confidence when I didn’t have much before.” – Braden Thatcher

“BCHS theater is important to me because it has given me time to be with my friends and also the opportunity to work as a team to create something awesome!” – Danielle Harr

“It gives me something to do throughout the year as a relief from school.” – Gabi Kramer

“I have never participated in theatre before at BCHS and have absolutely loved getting to know some of the cast and crew that I would have never gotten the chance to interact with without this. I have gained a new group of friends and a whole new community. I have been pushed out of my comfort zone and have gained a new appreciation for musical theatre. It’s definitely not as easy as it looks from an outside perspective.” – Libby Kolbus

”BCHS Theater has given me an excellent way to make friends and express myself and explore my interests throughout high school. I’m so happy I got to spend the past 4 years with all these great people and do the thing that I love. :)” – Grace Timpe

“Being a part of sound crew has allowed me to meet and grow closer with people that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I enjoyed being a part of a team working to do our part of a bigger project and seeing it all come to together at the end is the best part.” – Hector Jimenez

”BCHS theatre has given me a place where I am supported in doing what I love, and where I am able to brighten other people’s day by doing what I love.” – Mary Horlander

“I gained a family and a group of friends I wouldn’t trade for anything.” – Lucy Kellison

Sound crew member Will Montgomery takes a microphone out of its case.

“This is my first year participating in theatre, but I have always been amazed by the performances my classmates put on. Finally being apart of the cast has shown me the tremendous effort it takes from not only the actors, but the entire BCHS community to put together a spectacular performance. I have definitely gained great respect for anyone who has ever been on cast or crew because now I see how much work it can be. But it can also be fun. And if there’s one thing I’ve truly gained from BCHS theatre, it’s funny memories and stronger friendships.” – Kim Bowers

“A lot of memories and a lot of great friends.” – Grace Frederick

“BCHS theatre is important to me because I am able to bring my building experience into a school activity. And I have gained many friendships.” – Thomas Giedd

“Chatard theatre has given me so many wonderful things. I am so lucky to have gained amazing friends that I truly believe I will impact me for the rest of my life. It has given me the confidence to come out of my shell and experience things I never thought possible coming into high school. Thank you for all of the memories!” – Jillian Hurley

”I have gained so much confidence and joy from BCHS theater. The amazing memories I have made through theater will stick with me forever. The closest friends I have made in high school have been through this program.” – Nora Barth

I have met some absolutely amazing people through this theatre program! They have welcomed me with open arms, and I am so thankful they made me feel like a part of the team!”  – Mary Borchers

“BCHS theatre is important to me because it has given me a creative outlet, whether I’m performing on stage or working on crew. I have met so many people through Chatard theatre and I will always cherish those connections.” – Grayson Cates


CAST AND CREW HEAD BIOS 

Cast and crew head bios are written in the programs of every major theatre production at BCHS. Please enjoy getting to know at little bit more about some of the students that were involved in this production. Bios were written by members of Marketing crew. 

Nora Barth (Agatha)
Nora is a senior that went to St. Thomas. She has been doing theatre since her freshman year. Her gambling nickname would be “The Cheat”, and she would bet money on winning tic-tac-toe. Nora’s favorite place in New York City is Central Park.

Peyton Bean (Assistant Stage Manager)
Peyton is a sophomore who previously attended St. Simon, and this is her first year in theatre. She would like to thank Ms. Holly for putting so much hard work into the show, and her favorite part of the show is the purposeful craziness of Ruyonland. Peyton’s favorite aspect of New York City is the wide variety of unique restaurants.

Jackie Beckman (Head of Costumes)
Jackie is a senior who has been apart of BCHS theatre since her sophomore year. She previously attended St. Simon and would like to thank her friends and family for pushing her to be the best she can be. Jackie’s gambler nickname would be “Jack It Up” and she would bet money on winning poker. Her favorite song in the show is “Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat.”

Peter Bella (Head of Lights)
Peter is a senior that went to St. Matthew. He has been doing theater since his sophomore year. He would like to thank his parents for their support.

Christopher Board (Angie the Ox/Gangster Ensemble)
Christopher, a St. Simon alum, is a freshman who would like to thank his sister for being such a great stage manager. His favorite song in the musical is “Oldest Established.” Chris’ favorite location in New York City is Broadway.

Katherine Board (Production Stage Manager)
Katherine is a senior who previously attended St. Simon, and she has been a part of every single Bishop Chatard show since her freshman year. She would like to thank her parents for attending all of her shows over these last four years and for their constant loving support. Katherine would bet money on a game of uno.

Mary Borchers (Girls’ Ensemble)
Mary is a senior from St. Simon. Mary would like to thank her friends who encouraged her to participate in theater. Mary’s favorite musical number is “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.” Her gambling nickname would be “CashMoney Mary” and she would bet on a game of Euchre. Her favorite place in NYC is Times Square.

Mr. Troy Cockrum, Sound crew head Sara Borland and Props crew head Natalie Priser take notes during rehearsal in the music room.

 Sara Borland (Head of Sound
Sara, a sophomore, previously graduated from St. Luke. She would like to thank everyone in sound crew and all of her friends in the show for making it such an amazing family. “A Bushel and a Peck” is her favorite song in the musical. Sara’s dream date would be at an arcade.

Kim Bowers (Girls’ Ensemble)
Kim, a senior and former student at Immaculate Heart of Mary, is making her BCHS theatrical debut in Guys and Dolls. Her personal favorite NYC location would be the Metropolitan Museum of Art, although her perfect first date would be at Hershey Chocolate World. She would like to thank her little sister, Kate, for not laughing when she said she was auditioning.

Anthony Cates (Lt. Brannigan)
Anthony is a current sophomore who previously attended St. Pius X. He would like to thank his parents, brother, and of course, the lights crew. He would bet money on winning a game of hopscotch. Anthony’s dream date would be at Sears and his favorite aspect of NYC is the abundance of rats.

Grayson Cates (Head of Marketing)
Grayson is a senior who attended St. Pius X and has been active in BCHS theatre since his freshman year. He would like to thank his parents, brother, and dedicated crew. Grayson’s gambler nickname would be “G-easy Street” and his favorite aspect of NYC is New Yorkers’ stereotypical lack of etiquette. His dream date would be on a swamp boat tour.

Caroline Clapacs (Assistant Stage Manager)
Caroline is a freshman who previously attended St. Simon. She would like to thank her amazing friends and family, and her favorite part of the show is “Take Back Your Mink.” If Caroline became a professional gambler, she would go by the name “Lil CC.” Her dream date would take place on the beach.

Garin Colasessano (Gangster Ensemble)
Garin is a freshman. He previously attended Christ the King and would like to thank his mom and sister for encouraging him to try out for the show. He would bet money on winning a sleeping contest and his dream date would involve a drive-in movie and picnic.

Gracie Dillon (Head of Paint/Pit Orchestra Violinist)
Gracie is a junior that used to go to St. Luke, and she wants to thank her dad and Izzy, her cat. Gracie’s favorite scene is the Havana scene. Her dream date is to go to an expensive restaurant in Indianapolis, then go see the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

Jack Dixon (Joey Biltmore/Gangster Ensemble) 
Jack, a freshman who previously attended IHM, would like to thank this family. His favorite musical number in the show is “Luck be a Lady.” His gambler nickname would be “The Devourer” and he’d bet money on winning Kemps. Jack would go on a safari for his dream date.

Bella Duray (Hot Box Girl)

Bella, a junior who went to Westfield Middle School, would like to thank her family and friends. Her favorite part of the musical is the dance in “Take Back your Mink”. Her dream date would be anywhere with a cool sunset. Bella would bet money on winning Monopoly.

Sophia Duray (Sarah Brown)
Sophia, senior who went to Westfield Middle School, would like to thank her parents and the audience. She has been involved in BCHS theatre since her junior year. Her favorite part in Guys and Dolls is the conga line in “Havana”. She would bet money on winning a ham-boning competition and her dream date would be at Bob Evans.

Anna Edrosy (Hot Box Girl)
Anna is a freshman who previously graduated from Little Flower. She would like to thank her parents for encouraging her to do theater, especially to her mom for driving her to and from practice. And she wants to give a special thanks to Ms. Holly and Mr. Duray for all they do for Chatard. Her gambler nickname would be “Ace”, which is her initials spelled out. Anna would bet money on winning rock, paper, scissors.

Maddi Felts (Head of Hair and Makeup)
Maddi is a senior who previously attended St. Simon and has been involved with Bishop Chatard theatre since her sophomore year. She would like to thank her entire crew, her “right hand man” Jane Felts, her sister Jacqui, and her co-head Caroline. Maddi’s favorite New York City destination is the Toys R Us Ferris wheel.

Mara Foley (Hot Box Girl)
Mara, sophomore that attend CFI School #84 before coming to BCHS, would like to thank her friends and family. Times Square is her favorite place in New York City. For her dream date, Mara would have lunch in the park and walk around the city.

Set Construction head Thomas Giedd saws a piece of wood on stage.

Thomas Giedd (Head of Set Construction)
Thomas, a senior who formerly attended St. Luke and Lumen Christi, has been involved in theater since his freshman year. Thomas would like to thank his parents, Peter Bella, and his boss, Dave Leonard. His favorite scene is the Havana scene, and he would be money on Blackjack.

Olivia Gzibovskis (Girls’ Ensemble)
Olivia, a senior who previously went to St. Like, has participated in BCHS theatre for four years. She would bet money on winning Slapjack and Times Square is her favorite destination in New York.

James Haas (Harry the Horse/Gangster Ensemble)
James, a current sophomore, previously attended St. Matthew. His favorite scene in the show is the crapshooter’s dance. His ideal date would be at one of two locations: Paris or Chick-fil-a. James would like to thank his family, the cast, and the crew for their creativity and hard work.

Van Hibbeln (Gangster Ensemble)
Van is a freshman who graduated from Christ the King. He would like to thank his parents for letting him go to Bishop Chatard and be able to participate in this great experience. Van also wants to thank Gandhi because he was pretty cool. He likes how you never know what to expect when you’re in New York. His dream date would involve eating at a fancy restaurant, but getting kicked out for doing something funny.

Isla Hofmann (Mimi/Hot Box Girl)
Isla, a senior, previously attended St. Pius X and has participated in theatre all four years at BCHS. Her favorite line in the show is “This would be a great way to get children to drink milk.” She would bet money on winning euchre and Isla’s favorite location in New York City is the MoMA or Museum of Modern Art. 

Shafer Hofmann (Gangster Ensemble)
Shafer has been making heads turn since his time at St. Pius. Now a freshman, he would bet on winning rock, paper, scissors with the nickname “The Greek.” His favorite location in New York City is the Rockefeller Center. Shafer would like to thank his sister, Isla. 

Julia Horlander (Hot Box Girl)
Julia is a sophomore that previously attended St. Luke. She would like her  mom’s pet rock from elementary school that currently resides in Evansville on her grandma’s desk and the Party Prius. Her favorite aspect of New York City is Good Morning America. Julia’s gambler nickname would be “Julia the Gulia” and she’d bet money on winning freeze tag or hide and seek.

Mary Horlander (Big Jule)
Mary is a senior that previously attended St. Luke and she has been involved in BCHS theatre since freshmen year. She would like to thank Julia, Lydia, Ana, Danielle, Maggie, and God. Her favorite spot in New York is the Rockefeller Center. Christmas Tree. Mary’s dream date would include a hike somewhere so she can watch the sunset and see the stars.

Deirdre Hostettler (General Cartwright) goes over her parts on the stage.

Deirdre Hostettler (General Cartwright)
Deirdre is a sophomore who went to Christ the King. She wants to thank her mom for always supporting her. Her favorite line is ”Is there alcohol in this?” followed by “Only enough to act as a preservative.” Her favorite location in New York City is the Times Square M&M store. Deirdre would bet money on winning trivia.

Sidney Howe (Hot Box Girl)
Sidney is a junior who previously attended Christ the King and has been involved with Bishop Chatard theatre since her sophomore year. She would like to give special thanks to her entire family for always supporting her. Sidney’s gambler nickname would be “Big Sid the Kid” and her dream date would take place on Saint Kitts Island.

Jillian Hurley (Miss Adelaide)
Jillian, who previously graduated from St. Simon, is a senior that has been involved in BCHS theatre for four years. She wants to thank her parents, her wonderful hilarious friends who she is blessed to have met, Ms. Holly, Mr. Cockrum, and Mr. and Mrs. Duray. Jillian would bet money on who she thinks will win each category at the Tony Awards because she has terrifying accuracy. Her favorite number she sings is “Adelaide’s Lament”.

Hector Jimenez (Head of Sound)
Hector is a senior and has participated in BCHS theatre since his freshman year. He went to middle school in New Jersey and would like to thank Jacob deCastro. His gambler nickname would be “Lil Baby.” SoHo is his favorite area in New York City and he would spend his dream date skiing.

Claire Johnson (Head of Paint)
Claire is a junior who previously attended Christ the King and has been involved with theatre since her sophomore year. She would like to thank Molly for inspiring her, Gracie for being her co-head and all of her amazing crew members. Claire’s favorite location in New York City is Times Square, and her gambler nickname would be “One Hit  Wonder.”

Lucy Kellison and other Ensemble members wait to enter the scene during rehearsal.

Lucy Kellison (Girls‘ Ensemble)
Lucy is a senior from St. Pius X, and she has been doing theater since her freshman year. She would like to thank her parents and Mr. Mayer. Her gambling nickname would be “Dice., and she would bet money on a game of Twister. Lucy would go skydiving for her dream date. Her favorite aspect of NYC are the accents.

Lydia Kern (Head of Front of House) 
Formerly a St. Joan of Arc student, Lydia has been involved in BCHS theatre since her freshman year. She would like to thank her wonderful crew, her parents, and Mary Horlander for being an honorary crew member. Lydia, who’s gangster nickname is “Liddie Parker,” would bet money on her uno skills.

Emma Kirby (Head of Props)
Emma, a sophomore, graduated grade school from Christ the King, Her favorite line in the musical is “Coffee is so good I can’t understand why it isn’t a sin.” She would bet money on winning Mario Kart and her favorite aspect of New York is the bustling city atmosphere. 

Libby Kolbus (Girls’ Ensemble)
Libby, who is making her theatrical debut this year, is a current senior and former Christ the King student. She would like to give a special thank you to her fellow cast and crew members, who welcomed her with open arms into the theatre program. Libby would bet on herself to win the hunger games, with her ideal gambling name being “Mad Libs.”

Gemma LeMark (Mission Band)
Freshman Gemma LeMark previously graduated from Christ the King. She would like to thank her parents and her older brother, Sam. Her favorite location in New York is the Statue of Liberty and her dream date would be either roller skating or ice skating.

Molly Lockrem (Arvida Abernathy)
Molly, a former St. Simon attendee, is in her senior year at BCHS. Molly’s favorite location in the Big Apple is Carlos’ Bakery, made famous by the show “Cake Boss.” However, her dream date would be at a Chatard performance of Guys and Dolls. She would like to thank her family and friends.

Cecelia Lomax (Hot Box Girl)
Cecelia is a freshman who previously attended Immaculate Heart of Mary. She would like to give special thanks to her family and friends, and her favorite part of the show is the “Bushel and a Peck” scene. Cecelia’s dream date would take place on the beautiful islands of Hawaii.

Caroline Machala (Head of Hair and Makeup)
Caroline is a senior who previously attended St. Simon and has been involved with Bishop Chatard theatre since her sophomore year. She would like to thank her crew for being amazing, her parents, and her co-head Maddi. Caroline would get money on winning a competitive game of Kemps, and she would take her dream date to the great state of Texas.

Agnes Moriarty (Hot Box Girl)
Agnes, who hails from St. Luke, is an up and coming freshman at BCHS. Her gambling name would be “Black Angus,” referring, of course, to the beef. She would love to go to Europe someday, schedule permitting. She would like to thank her friends, family, cat, and the crew for making the show possible.

Natalie Priser (Head of Props)
Natalie is a sophomore that went to Christ the King. She would like to shout out her awesome co-head, Emma Kirby. She would bet money on winning Monopoly and her favorite spot in the Big Apple is Times Square.

Patrick Ryan (Head of Lights)
Patrick is a senior who has been involved in theatre since freshman year. He previously attended St. Luke and wants to thank his Class of 2018 friends for encouraging him to join theatre and everyone currently involved for making it such an enjoyable experience. Patrick’s gambler nickname would be “Lucky 38” and he would bet money on himself winning Blackjack.

Colleen Scheer (Girls’ Ensemble)
Colleen is a senior who previously attended St. Pius, and this is her first year in Bishop Chatard theatre. She would like to thank her family and friend, and her favorite line from the show is “You fat water buffalo.” Colleen would bet money on her winning a heated game of Euchre.

Nate Schlabach (Sky Masterson)
Nate is a senior who previously attended St. Simon and has been involved with Bishop Chatard theatre since his freshman year. He would like to give special thanks to Summer Stock Stage and Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. Nate’s favorite part of the show is “Luck Be a Lady.”

Sarah Semon (Hot Box Girl)
Sarah is a freshman who previously attended St. Matthews. She would like to shoutout Sophia Duray for being the  most uplifting and amazing person ever. “Take back your Mink” is her favorite musical number in the show. Sarah’s gambler nickname would be “curls”.

William Shumaker (Nathan) and Anthony Cates (Brannigan) practice dialogue in the Kyle Guyton theatre.

William “Scoop” Shumaker (Nathan Detroit)
William is a senior who previously attended St. Luke and has been involved with Bishop Chatard theatre since his freshman year. He would like to thanks his grandmother for always encouraging him to do great things. Scoop’s favorite  location in New York City is wherever “Elf” took place, and his dream date would involve a romantic evening at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Anna Siler (Mission Band)
Anna, a junior who graduated from St. Matthews, would like to thank the other juniors in the cast since there aren’t very many of them. She would bet money on winning Wii Bowling and her favorite location in New York is Central Park.

Cameron Stevenson (Hot Box Girl)
Cameron is a sophomore and she previously attended St. Thomas. She would like to thank her friends for encouraging her to embrace her love for performing. Her favorite musical number in the show is “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.” 

Christopher Taylor (Rusty Charlie)
Christopher is.a junior who graduated from St. Simon. Hopefully dubbed as Topher “Sticks” Taylor, he would bet money on himself in a “Just Dance Roaring 20s Edition” competition. He would like to thank his family, the crew, Ms. Holly, and Mr. Duray.

Lucy Taylor (Mission Band)
Lucy is a freshman who attended St. Simon the Apostle. She would like to thank her parents, her brother, and Ms. Holly. Lucy’s favorite musical number is “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”. Her gambling nickname would be “Big Little” and she would most likely bet money on Candyland.

Mabry Teter-McCurdy (Mission Band)
Mabry is a junior that attended St. Matthew. She has been doing theater since her freshman year. She wants to thank her friends. Her favorite musical number is “Follow the Fold”, and her gambler nickname would be “Maybabes.”

Braden Thatcher (Benny Southstreet)
Braden is a senior who went to St. Pius X and has been doing theater since his junior year. He would like to thank his friends, family, and Mr. Duray for improving his singing. His favorite thing about New York is the culture and comically loud people there. On his dream date, Braden would like to take someone to Chuck E Cheese.

Alex Timmons (Nicely-Nicely Johnson)
Alex is a junior who previously attended St. Matthew and has been a part of theatre since his freshman year. He would like to give special thanks to Mr. Duray, Ms. Holly, and his family for being so supportive. Alex’s favorite part of the show is the Crapshooter’s Ballet.

Grace Timpe (Martha/Mission Band)
Grace, a senior from St. Thomas Aquinas, has been involved in BCHS theatre since her freshman year. She wants to thank all the friends she has made through theatre the past 4 years. Her gambler mnickname would be Grace “the Big Gambler” Gambler and she would bet money on winning blackjack, but Grace would pay the dealer to count cards.

Emily Wong (Head of Costumes)
Emily is a senior who graduated from St. Simon. She has been involved in theatre since her freshman year and wants to thank her parents and friends. Her favorite song in this show is “If I Were a Bell.” Emily would bet money on winning Uno and Paris would be her dream date destination.