They’re Playing Our Song (1994)

The Nashua Center for the Arts
September 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 1994

The Actorsingers


its second annual summer musical

Book by Neil Simon

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager

Directed and Choreographed by Tony Salamone
Musical Direction by Susan Reilly
Set Design by Shawn Tumpney

They’re Playing Our Song is presented with the expressed permission
of Samuel French, Inc.

45 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010

Cast of Characters

Vernon Gersch Chris Caggiano

Sonia Walsk Marsha Gaiero

The Voices of Sonia Walsk Laura Foti,
Kathleen Palmer,
Tracy Smith

The Voices of Vernon Gersch Sue Bechard,
Shawn Koczarski,
Terry Toland

The Pit Band

conducted by Susan Reilly

Piano Soo Lee Martone

Bass Charles Gabriel

Drums Neil Shilansky

Synthesizer Meagan Robidoux


Ms. Martha Levesque

Mr. Paul Rothenberg

Ms. Beth Thomson

Mr. John McAllister

Mr. Dennis Schneider

Mr. Ron Dion

Mr. Jon Paul Prunier

Mr. Shawn Ingram

Mr. Jed Holland

Ms. Marianne Tenore

Ms. Cathleen Callahan

Ms. Angela MacKinnon

Mr. Dave Ryan and Sons

Arlington Friends of the Drama

Rice’s Pharmacy

Mrs. Ann Sorvari and Proscenium Circus of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Mr. Robert Daniels and the staff at The Nashua Center for the Arts

Production Staff

Producer Laura Foti

Director Tony Salamone

Musical Director Susan Reilly

Choreographer Tony Salamone

Stage Manager Lee Anne Ouellette

Set Designer Shawn Tumpney

Lighting Designer David Kasok

Costume Designers Barbara Lawler,
Catherine Andruskevich,
Ted Rusomanis

Set Construction Shawn Tumpney,
Bill Koczarski,
Brian Mehlman,
Barbara Marchsan,
Lee Anne Ouellette,
Kevin Pelchat,
Tara Prairie,
Brian Schneider,
Kerry Schneider,
Christina Galanti

Stage Crew Bill Koczarski,
Christina Galanti,
Brian Mehlman,
Dan Ouellette,
Lori Ouellette,
Mike Ouellette,
Tara Prairie,
Brian Schneider

Publicity Catherine Andruskevich,
Laura Foti,
Sonya Hodge,
Sue Koczarski,
Martha Levesque,
Val Levesque,
Kathy LeClair,
Lee Anne Ouellette,
Paul Rothenberg,
Kerry Schneider,
Shawn Tumpney

Props Catherine Andruskevich,
Ted Rusomanis

Costume Crew Meg Breton,
Tony Salamone,
Shawn Tumpney

Assistant Choreographer Beth Thomson

Sound Martha Daniels, Brian Schneider

Light Board Operator Barb Asketh, David Kasok

Lobby Display Fran White

Make Up Toni Camp,
Judy Cortez

Tickets John Liljeberg,
Betty Badeau

Poster Design Shawn Tumpney

Program Tony Salamone

Program Cover Design Shawn Tumpney

Photography Fran White,
Mark Kasok,
Martha Levesque

Ushers & Usherettes Carla Foti,
Brian Folsom,
Derek Levesque,
Val Levesque,
Kathy LeClair,
Kathy Meehan,
Eric Macy,
Kerry Schneider,
Robin Rodgers,
Eric Rochette

Refreshments Val Levesque,
Sue Koczarski,
cast and crew members

Rehearsal Pianist Soo Lee Martone

Auditioning Board Kathy Lovering,
Fran White,
Susan Reilly,
Tony Salamone,
Linda Olmstead,
Alene Bonner,
Gary McDonald

Synopsis of Scenes and Musical Numbers

Place: New York City

Time: 1978


Scene 1 Vernon’s apartment – Central park West, New York City


Fallin (Reprise)

Scene 2 Vernon’s apartment – Five days later

Workin it Out

If He Really Knew Me

If She Really Knew Me

Scene 3 Le Club – That evening

They’re Playing Our Song

Scene 4 Sonia’s apartment – an hour and a half later


Scene 5 On the Street

Right (Reprise)

Scene 6 On the Road


Scene 7 A Beach House in Quogue, Long Island

Just for Tonight


Scene 1 Vernon’s apartment – a few days later

When You’re in My Arms

Scene 2 Vernon’s apartment – three weeks later

When You’re in My Arms (Reprise)

Scene 3 Vernon’s bedroom – the middle of the night

Scene 4 A Recording Studio – 11:00 a.m. the next morning

I Still Believe in Love

Scene 5 A Hospital room – Los Angeles – a few months later

Fill in the Words

Scene 6 Sonia’s apartment – a few months later

They’re Playing Our Song (Reprise)


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