Players Pen – July 20

Last week Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow” made its debut on the Peninsula Players stage and the cast of “The Full Monty” began rehearsals.  The campus is now at full capacity and each production area is in full swing preparing for this raucous musical.

With a cast of 20, seven musicians and various scene locations, each department is in full throttle.  We would like to extend a huge thank you to our UPS driver who has been making daily deliveries!  Delivered items include shoes, a sparkly stage curtain, colored gel for the stage lights, various props items and other specialty goods that are needed to produce this exciting musical.

If you have stopped by our Box Office to purchase tickets you may have heard the cast rehearsing their dance routines and musical numbers under the direction of Artistic Director Greg Vinkler and Music Direction by Valerie Maze (“Nunsense,” Cabaret.’)

The cast includes some Players musical veterans, including Maggie Carney (“A Day in Hollywood…A Night in the Ukraine”), Ashley Lanyon (“Nunsense”), James Leaming (“Cabaret”) and Peggy Roeder (“Sunday in the Park with George,” “Cabaret.”)

Making their Peninsula Players stage debut or their first appearance in a musical at the Players are Adrian Aguilar, Brianna Borger, Matthew Scott Campbell, Harter Clingman, Katherine Duffy, Erica Elam, Jackson Evans, Samuel Owen Gardner, Matt Holzfeind, Hayden Hoffman, Katherine Keberlein, Peter Brian Kelly, Steve Koehler, Mark Moede, Phillip Jindra and Byron Glenn Willis.

Harter Clingman left the Players 2013 season after “Saloon” to join the national touring production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.”  Door County audiences will be familiar with the talents of Katherine Duffy from Third Avenue Playhouse’s productions the past two seasons, Steve Koehler‘s at Northern Sky Theater, Mark Moede with Door Shakespeare and Hayden Hoffman at Gibraltar High School.

Peninsula Players audiences may be familiar with Erica Elam’s performance in “The Tin Woman,” Matt Holzfeind in “Lend Me a Tenor” and Katherine Keberlein in “Dial M for Murder.”

Fresh faces include, with various Broadway, off-Broadway and regional stage credits, Adrian Aguilar whose credits include Broadway’s “Rocky” and “Grease” at The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois. Brianna Borger earned a Jeff Award nomination for her role of Anna in “The King and I” at Chicago’s Porchlight Music Theatre and Matthew Scott Campbell performed off-Broadway in “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged.”

Jackson Evans was recently on the national tour of Second City’s “The Realish Housewives” while Samuel Owen Gardner has performed with The Paramount Theatre in “Cats” and “Oklahoma.”   Byron Glenn Willis has several musicals in his repertoire including “Sister Act” and “Dreamgirls” at Marriott Theatre.

“The Full Monty” is a musical stage adaptation of the British 1997 Oscar-nominated film.  The musical is set in Buffalo, New York and centers around six unemployed mill workers and the women in their lives.   The men need cash quick and decide to take bold measures to make that happen by going the ‘full monty’ in an all-male striptease act.

“The Full Monty” will open July 27 and tickets are going quickly so please call the Box Office soon to book.  The elegant whodunit, “The Hollow” is with us through July 24.  If you are an Agatha Christie   fan, please join us for a performance or for the pre-show seminar Saturday, July 23 with Dr. Chris Chan at 6:30 p.m.  Dr. Chan will discuss Christie’s adaptation of “The Hollow” from book to stage.  For more information about “The Full Monty” or the rest of the 2016 season, call the Box Office at 920-868-3287 or visit  Join us by the bay, where the sun sets, the curtain rises and the stars shine!