Funny Girl (1983)

Elm Street Junior High School
May 20-22, 1983


The Famous Broadway Musical hit

about the Ziegfield Follies Star

Fannie Brice

Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Book by Isobel Lennart

Music by Jule Styne

Funny Girl is presented by the Actorsingers by arrangement with Tams-Witmark
Music Library, Inc., 757 Third Avenue, New York, NY.

Cast of Characters

Fanny Brice Sylvia Silvio Greenberg

John, the Stage Manager Alan Viens

Emma Ann Mitchell

Mrs. Brice Georgia Gancarz

Mrs. Strakosh Kerry Schneider

Mrs. Meeker Grace Bolen

Mrs. O’Malley Betty Callahan

Tom Keeney Jim Freedman

Eddie Ryan David Olmstead

Heckie Ed Wall

Workmen John Gancarz, David Pierce

Nick Arnstein Gene Bombara

Nick’s Girlfriends Wendy Cohen, Cheryl Henry

Stage Director Stan Polan

Florenz Ziegfeld B. Allan Sprague

Ben, the Ziegfeld Tenor Sid Basha

Paul Mike Kutter

Mr. Renaldi Dan Wallace

The Keeney Girls

Ruby Ruth Merriman

Bubbles Maureen Grew

Maude Liz Winters

Polly Linnea McAllister

Ziegfeld Dancers

Mimsey Cathy Andruskevich

Jenny Maureen Grew

Cathy Linda Olmstead

Vera Maggie Schellenberg

Jody Caryl Salyers

Shirley Cheryl Henry

Wendy Cohen,
Vivian Highberg,
Linnea McAllister,
Ruth Merriman,
Donna Philbrook,
Liz Winters

Singing & Dancing Chorus Carrie Belanger,
Francesca Bosowski,
Francine Brunelle,
Jerri Clark,
Marion Crowley,
Joy Douville,
Lori Hebert,
Ann Mitchell,
Shirley A. Nash,
Carlene Walters,
Jim Freedman,
John Gancarz,
Mike Kutter,
John H. Nogowski,
David Pierce,
Stan Polan,
Bob Santagata,
Alan Viens,
Earl Wajenberg,
Ed Wall,
Dan Wallace


Flute Jill Gidge

Clarinet & Alto Saxaphone Bob Zeman

French Horn Tom Solosko

Percussion Pam Coutermarsh

Baritone Saxaphone Greg Hackney

Trumpet Paul Shalek, Ann Callahan

Trombone Don Wallin

Piano Wendy Mahoney


Aladdin Studios

Duhamels, Inc.

Mr. Carl Neveu

Lucille Morier

Dawn Rowlette, Nashua, NH

WMUR-Channel 9, Tom Bonner

The American Inn

Central Video-Maurice Coutu

Hunt Homes

Hammer Hardware

Avery’s Pharmacity Drug Store-Nashua

Zeke, TLG

The Little Shoe Store

“Touch of Class” – Methuen

Lillian LeClerc, Manchester, NH

Charlene’s Flower & Gift Shop

Group 5 Communications, Manchester, NH


The American Red Cross, Nashua Chapter

Risk Management, Inc., Amherst, NH

The Masons

Zayre Dept. Store

Collins Flower Shop

The Equinox-KSC

Puritan Press, Inc.-Nashua

Production & Technical Staff

Production Manager Elaine Duhamel

Cast Coordinator Kathy Raby

Stage Manager Kathy Valiere

Assistant Stage Manager David Vanier

Set Designer George Bourbeau

Set Construction Warren Tomasian, Alan Doell

Set Artists, Movers, Crew Don Jeffrey, Foreman;
Carl Andruskevich,
Naomi Antczak,
Ann Callahan,
Mary Callahan,
Bob Charette,
Janet Christie,
Maurice Coutu,
Shirley Coutu,
Joel Dutton,
Larry Emmons,
Jim Greenberg,
Brian Landrigan,
George Marineau,
Dave Miller,
Robert Narkunas,
Sherri Oldershaw,
Kevin Pelchat,
Tom Scarpelli,
Paul Schellenberg,
Sally Trombley,
Pam Tschaen

Properties Diane Duhamel,
Rita Marchand, Asst. by
Sherri Oldershaw,
Pam Tschaen

Lighting designer Rick Giguere

Lighting Crew Dave Adler,
Naomi Antczak,
John McAllister,
Kevin Pelchat,
Dennis Schneider,
Ray Tackett

Sound Ron Allen, Asst by Jo Allen, Patty Gagnon

Costume Design Margaret Tamulonis,
Raelene Liljeberg, Asst. by
Naomi Antczak,
Betty Badeau,
Lisa Bellevance,
Grace Bolen,
Marion Crowley,
Maureen Grew,
Pauline Landrigan,
Linda Lipe,
Carolyn Marineau,
Linnea McAllister,
Susan Morin,
Ruth O’Connor,
Frances Peterson,
Sue Smith

Hair Designer Ron Viens, Asst. by
Melissa Carr,
Ann Gettler,
Cristie Tozier

Make-up Design Jackie Maynard,
Pearl Ware, Asst. by
Carl Andruskevich,
Betty Badeau,
Rosemary Bolen,
Janet Christie,
Suzi Cohen,
Maurice Coutu,
Shirley Coutu,
Lisa Duhamel,
Jill Gidge,
Kathy Kupovich,
Pauline Landrigan,
Carole Nadeau,
Donna Philbrook,
June Proko,
Kathy Raby,
Janice Rockwell

Program Ann Callahan, Kathy Raby

Publicity Lorraine Graham,
John T. Liljeberg,
Kathy Raby

Photographers Millie Wright,
Normand Raby,
Anthony Spinelli

Poster Design Timothy Desclos

Tickets/Patrons Elaine Duhamel,
John T. Liljeberg,
Christine Brunelle

Group Ticket Sales Sid Basha

Membership Linnea McAllister

Ushers Frank Bolen,
Rachel Burnham,
John Cotter,
Julie Cotter,
Candice Greenberg,
Stacey Greenberg,
Jim Mitchell,
Robert Narkunas,
Daniel Ouellette,
Lee Ann Ouellette,
Michael Ouellette,
Donna Raby,
Lisa Rokowski,
Bill Schultz,
Elaine Schultz,
Jennie Sewsing,
Cathy Sullivan,
Albin Tamulonis,
Margaret Tamulonis,
Terry Viens

Rehearsal Refreshments Daniel Pelletier

Afterglow Elaine Duhamel, Asst. by
Christine Brunelle,
Rachel Burnham,
Marge Girouard,
Peggy Jordon,
Kathy Raby,
Terry Viens,
Mary Wall

Auditioning Board Margaret Tamulonis, Chairwoman;
Peter O. Allen,
Tina Andrade,
Kathy Cooney,
John T. Liljeberg,
Robin MacDonald,
Ron Simonian

NOTE The following were not listed under Production & Technical Staff

Dramatics Director John T. Liljeberg

Music Director Kathy Cooney

Choreographer Ron Simonian

Accompanist Wendy Mahoney


President Maurice Coutu

Vice President Kathy Raby

Treasurer Stan Polan

Recording Secretary Kathy Vallier

Corresponding Secretary Janet Christie

President Ex-Officio John McAllister

Directors Sid Basha

Ann Marchand

Dan Pelletier

Mark Plamondon

Paul Schellenberg

Warren Tomasian

We wish to acknowledge with deep appreciation the special help we receive
from the LAKE STREET MILL, 51 Lake Street, Nashua. Mr. Rocky LaPierre,
President, has graciously and most generously donated space to THE
ACTORSINGERS for the storage of our properties.

Synopsis of Scenes and Musical Numbers

“Funny Girl” is based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice, shortly before and
after World War I (circa 1915-1930).


Overture Orchestra

Fanny’s Dressing Room

Keeney’s Backstage

Keeney’s Music Hall

Mrs. Brice’s Kitchen

If a Girl Isn’t Pretty Eddie, Mrs. Brice, Mrs. Strakosh, Mrs.
Meeker, Mrs. O’Malley, Keeney Girls, Heckie and workmen

I’m the Greatest Star Fanny

Backyard – Fanny’s Neighborhood

Keeney’s Music Hall – Onstage

Cornet Man Fanny, Keeney Boys & Girls

Keeney’s Chorus Dressing Room

Nicky Arnstein Fanny

Mrs. Brice’s Kitchen

Who Taught Her Everything Eddie, Mrs. Brice

Backstage – New York Theatre

On Stage – New York Theatre

His Love Makes Me Beautiful Ben, Fanny, Ziegfeld Chorus

Immediately Following

I Want to be Seen With You Tonight Nick, Fanny

24 Henry Street, New York

Henry Street Full Company

People Fanny

Mrs. Brice’s Kitchen

A Private Dining Room – Baltimore

You are Woman, I am Man Nick, Fanny

Baltimore Railroad Terminal

Don’t Rain on My Parade Fanny


Entr’acte Orchestra

The Arnstein Long Island Mansion-Unfurnished

Sadie, Sadie Married Lady Fanny, Chorus

Mrs. Brice’s Kitchen

Find Yourself a Man Eddie, Mrs. Brice, Mrs Strakosh, Mrs. O’Malley, Mrs. Meeker

Backstage-New Amsterdam Theatre-Circa 1922

New Amsterdam Theatre-Onstage

Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat Eddie, Fanny, Chorus

Fanny’s Dressing Room-Immediately Following

Study-Arnstein House

Don’t Rain on My Parade Nick

New Amsterdam Theatre-Bare Stage-Rehearsal

New Amsterdam Theatre-Onstage

The Music That Makes Me Dance Fanny

Fanny’s Dressing Room

Don’t Rain on My Parade Fanny

Curtain Call-Finale Company, Orchestra

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