2024/2025 Season Production Information

Below is detailed information about our three mainstage productions for the 2024/2025 season:

SYNOPSIS: From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, The Hello Girls chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers in this new musical inspired by history.  These intrepid heroines served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I.  They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations (synopsis from www.theatricalrights.com). This production is suitable for audience members of all ages.

CHARACTERS: Grace Banker: Articulate and poised, with a core of steely strength that makes itself apparent as she grows into her role as leader.

Suzanne Prevot: From New York City. Feisty, sardonic, tough-talking. A close friend of Grace’s from AT&T.

Helen Hill: From Idaho. A typical small-town farm girl… Sweet, over-enthusiastic, wholesomely kooky, and prone to nervous panic.

Bertha Hunt: Married to a Navy doctor who is also serving. Older, wiser, reliable – The Den Mother. Extremely knowledgeable about military matters.

Louise Lebreton: 18. Fearless, flirty, headstrong, and often insubordinate. Born in France, she has family fighting with the French army.

Captain Joseph Riser: The Signal Corps officer who recruits and trains the women. A career army man, a stickler for rules and order, he is skeptical of the women’s presence in the army.

Lieutenant Ernest Wessen: Head of the recruiting center for the Signal Corps.

Private Eugene Matterson: An enlisted man who works closely with Lt. Riser.

Private Robert Dempsey: A Signal Corps operator at the Paris Telephone Exchange.

General John Pershing: Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces. Hard, relentless, inflexible, with a deep sense of honour and American individualism and identity.

SYNOPSIS: The Nunsense Christmas musical, Nuncrackers, is the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement.  It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil and Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students.  This show is filled with wacky Nunsense humour!  Certain to tickle your funny bone and likely to tug at your heartstrings, Nuncrackers is the perfect way to make your holiday season merry and bright (synopsis from concordtheatricals.com)! This production is suitable for audience members of all ages.

CHARACTERS: Sister Mary Regina (Reverend Mother): Mother Superior of the Little Sisters of Hoboken. She tries to be strict and keep order, but things often get out of her control. She grew up in a circus family, and her “showbiz” background and sense of humour always shine through her attempt at creating a tough exterior.

Sister Mary Hubert: Mistress of Novices. She is second in command to Mother Superior. She wanted to be a nun all her life and at times finds it difficult to deal with problems she firmly believes are created by Mother Superior’s ineptness. She is very practical. She and Mother Superior have a healthy and humorous rivalry.

Sister Robert Anne (also voice of the puppet nun, Sister Mary Annette): A streetwise nun from Brooklyn, New York. She is one tough cookie but has a heart and soul of gold. The students love her because she “speaks their language.” She feels she has real theatrical potential and is constantly frustrated by Reverend Mother’s refusal to let her “star” in the show.

Sister Mary Paul (Amnesia): was hit on the head with a crucifix and for a long period didn’t remember who she was. Now, everyone knows she is Sister Mary Paul, a country singer who jump-started her recording career as the first nun to appear at the Grand Ole Opry. Even though she has her memory back, she always seems to be a “little vacant” but innocently endearing.

Sister Mary Leo: A novice in the first three shows, now has her black veil. She is very excited to be in the Christmas show because Reverend Mother has allowed her to dance in the Nutcracker Ballet. Sister Leo has dedicated her life to becoming the first famous nun ballerina.

Father Virgil Manly Trott: Sister Mary Leo’s “real-life” brother. He is a Franciscan Father of Fort Wayne and grew up in the Mississippi Delta where he and his sister were part of the Trott Family Singers. He now has his own radio show, and the sisters invited him to participate in the Christmas program because they knew he could give them pointers on presenting a good show.

Children: Mount Saint Helen’s students are cast with two boys and two girls ranging in age from approximately 8 to14, depending on talent and ability to handle the material (Louise, Maria, John, and Billy).

SYNOPSIS: Between the Lines is the new musical based on the novel by international bestselling author Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer, featuring a book by Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant PeachThe Big One-Oh!) and score by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson (Apple TV+’s “Central Park”). Between the Lines is an empowering and enchanting new musical for anyone who has ever sought to find their place in the world. An outsider in a new town and a new school, Delilah seeks comfort in the pages of her favourite book, where she feels heard and understood by the handsome Prince Oliver. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur in both extraordinary and astonishing ways, Delilah discovers how to find her place in the real world while keeping her dreams alive (synopsis from mtishows.com). This production is suitable for audience members of all ages.

CHARACTERS: Delilah Smart: Well read. Upended by her parents’ bitter divorce, Delilah finds herself in a new school where she goes from being invisible to everyone to becoming the target of the  most popular girl in school. To escape, she turns to books. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: E3

Prince Oliver/Edgar: A classic fairytale prince, charming, sincere, and smart. Oliver wishes for the freedom to live beyond the confines of the story that has been written for him. As Edgar, he is the son of Jessamyn Jacobs, the author of the book Delilah is obsessed with. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: Bb4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Grace/Queen Maureen Delilah’s mother; after seventeen years of being a stay-at-home mom with dreams of completing her nursing degree, Grace finds herself the sole breadwinner and parent. As Queen Maureen: she is Prince Oliver’s fairytale mother. When the book is closed, she is the martini-swigging queen of snark. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G3

Allie McAndrews/Princess Seraphima: Allie is the school’s resident queen bee who is a smart, entitled, “mean girl.” As Princess Seraphima: the quintessential princess; beautiful, eloquent. However once the book is closed, she is the exact opposite: not very bright and self-absorbed. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: G3

Jules/Ondine/Fairy: Strong and confident, Jules is the living embodiment of “live the story you want if it’s not the story you’re in.” As Ondine: the lead Mermaid; when the book is being read the mermaids are obsessed with men, however once the book is closed they become staunch feminists. Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: D3

Ryan/Frump Ryan: is the jock boyfriend of Allie McAndrews, a dude’s dude. Frump is Prince Oliver’s best friend who is half-dog due to a curse placed on him by the evil Rapskullio earlier in the fairy tale book. Hopelessly in love with Princess Seraphima. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Janice/Marina/Fairy: Allie’s ditzy right hand gal. As Marina (Mermaid): when the book is being read, the mermaids are obsessed with men, however once the book is closed they become staunch feminists. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: D3

Martin/Troll: A teen internet troll who bullies Delilah through social media posts and is part of Allie McAndrews’ tribe. As Troll: when the fairy tale is being read the Troll is a grunting, monosyllabic monster; when the book is closed, he is an Olivier-esque actor’s actor. Also briefly appears as Delilah’s Dad and Delivery Person. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: C3

Ms. Winx/Lady in Waiting/Mrs. Brown/Kyrie/Jessamyn Jacobs: Ms. Winx is the school librarian who happens to have a longstanding literary crush on Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; sassy, strong, knows exactly who she is. As Jessamyn: the author of the fairy tale book Delilah is obsessed with and a widowed mother of a teenage boy; she’s kooky, a bit scattered and offbeat, but smart and intuitive. As Mrs. Brown: she is a biology teacher who is obsessed with self-tanning, teeth whitening, and vacationing in the Caribbean. As Kyrie (mermaid): when the book is being read the mermaids are obsessed with men, however once the book is closed they become staunch feminists. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: D3

Dr. Ducharme/Rapskullio: Dr. Ducharme is the school social worker. He’s a quirky, socially awkward, nebbish sort of fellow. In the fairy tale, Rapskullio is a classic evil villain, but when the book is closed he is the exact opposite: ultra-sensitive, good-hearted, and in touch with his feelings. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: C3