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Eastern Illinois University e Keep 1965 Shows Programs 1965 Summer 9-21-1965 Irma la Douce Lile eatre on the Square Follow this and additional works at: hp://thekeep.eiu.edu/lile_theatre_1965_programs Part of the eatre History Commons is Book is brought to you for free and open access by the 1965 at e Keep. It has been accepted for inclusion in 1965 Shows Programs by an authorized administrator of e Keep. For more information, please contact [email protected]. Recommended Citation Lile eatre on the Square, "Irma la Douce" (1965). 1965 Shows Programs. 14. hp://thekeep.eiu.edu/lile_theatre_1965_programs/14

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Ninth Season May 11 - October 3, 1965 Sullivan, Illinois I
6uy S. Little, Jr. Presents
JERILI LITTLE in "IRMA LA DOUCE" I' SEPTEMBER 2 1 -OCTOBER 3, 1 965
Guy S. LWe, Jr. PRESENTS
JERll l LITTLE
"IRMA LA DOUCE' Music by
Marguerite Monnot English Book and Lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker
and Monty Norman
Original Book and Lyrics by Produced for the Broadway Stage by Alexandre Breffort David Merrick
Wi th
Guy Barile, Lowell Christy, Hal Frank, Duane Clute, Warren Burton, Leonard Hodera and Michael O'Dqer
Directed, Staged and Choreographed by ART OSTRIN Musical Direction by ALFRED HELLER
Scenery Designed by Paul Hoffman Costumes Designed by Sally G i f f t
ENTIRE PRODUCTION UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF MR. LITTLE
C A S T Irma-La-Douce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JERlLl LITTLE Mestor-Le-Fripe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KEN CANTRIL Bob-Le-Hotu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ART OSTRIN Polyte-Le-Mou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H A L FRANK JoJo-Les-Yeux.Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GUY BARILE Roberto-Les-Diams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOWELL CHRISTY Persil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DUANE CLUTE Police Inspector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MICHAEL O'DWYER M. Bougne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEONARD HODERA Counsel for the Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WARREN BURTON Warder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEONARD HODERA Tax Inspector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WARREN BURTON
The Action of the play takes place i n Paris . . . Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
T h e n Wi l l be a 10 Minute Intermission Belwcen Acts No Smoking In The Theatre
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ing for many productions a t Milwaukee's Swan Theatre including Light Up The Sky with William Bendix. The Moon Is Blue with Jack Kelly, The Pleasure Of H i s Company with Linda Darnel1 and Critic's Choice with Dennis O'Keefe. Mr. Hoffman was a scenic artist a t the famous Berkshire Play- house; he has also been associated with the Hawk- hill Playhoue in Wisconsin. While working on his MFA in theatre a t Ohio University, he was a graduate aasistant in technical theatre. Paul will be designing the scenory !his a:lmrner beginning with Dracula and throughout the season closing with I rma La Douce.
HARRIET LEIGH C horeograplcer
Harriet Leigh has appeared on Broadway a s an actress and dancer in Firs t Impressions with Hermione Gingold, Rodger and Hammerstein's M e And Juliet and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. T V audiences have seen her work on Voice of Fire- stone and in stock, she has appeared a s Maggie in Brigadoon, Maisie in The Boy Fnend. Any- body's in West Side Story and Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, among many other roles. Off- Broadway, she has choreographed Come Mornrng, Streets of Confusion. Oedipus Rex and Wizard of Or. Miss Leigh has been choreographer and di- rector a t theatrea such a s Town and Country in Rochester, N. Y. and the Red Barn in Saugatuck, Michigan.
OTTO L. SCHLESINGER Stage k n a g e r
Mr. Schlesinger merved a s stage manager and actor a t Mr. Little's spring season of Piccolo Play- house in Joliet. Mr. Schlesinger brings with him an impressive background of classical roles such a s Brendel in Rosmersholm, Lovewitt in The AI- chemist, Tattle in Love For Love and Landolfo in Enrrco I V , which he recently did a t Chicago's new Harper Theatre. Otto appeared as Weber in Gypsy with Julie Wilson a t the Dorchester Theatre and a s Lt. Commander Hardcastle in Watch I t Sailor a t Shady Lane Playhouse. At Piccolo Play- house, he was seen a s Oscar in Mary, Mary with Rosemary Prinz. This season in Sullivan, he will be featured in King of Hearts, B u s Stop and Dracula
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Costume Desimner
Sally Gifft i s another new addition to the Little Theatre's staff this season. Thia past winter, Miss Giff,'s costumes have been viewed off-Broadway in p-oductions of B y Ju iter. The Servants of Two Masters and Suddenly &st Summer. Last summer a t The Front Theatre in Memphis, she created the costumes for MI Fa i r Lady, Damn Yankees and The Country Wife. At the new Morris Theatre in N. J.. Sally has 'ust completed work on The Im- aginary Invalid. h i s s Gifft received her BFA at Cornell University and was on the staff there as costume designer from 1959 to 1961. The many off- Broadway productions for which she has designed the costumes ,include Tbe Awakemng of Spring. Billygoat Eddre Pla in and Fancy God Man And You, Baby. he' Magic Flute and 'The ~ e v i r s Dis- ciple.
BILL HUDNET and VlNCE DE DARlO Assistants to the Produar
Mr. Hudnet and Mr. De Dario spent their first season in Sullivan last summer and joined Mr. Little for the opening of Piccolo Playhouse this
as t February in Joliet. A former student a t the b . n~vers i ty of Maryland. Mr. Hudnet hails from Baltimore. H e has ap eared a t various theatres in the Washington, D. 8. area and was featured in The Happiest Years with David Nelson and in Love And Klsses with the Pat O'Brlens this winter a t Piccolo Plavhouse. Mr. De Darlo i s a native of Indiana, b u i received his theatre education a t the Pasadena Playhouse in California. Vince spent a summer a t the Perry Mannfield School in Colorado and had three ears of l i t t le theatre work while in the army. &ia rolea have included Mike in Sunday I n New York. Luke in Look Homeward. Angel and Freddie in Love And Krsfes with the O'Briens.
As assistants to Mr. Little, Bill and Vince are involved with box office, promotion, propa, and scenery, costuming, casting. advertising, and general office work. Later this sealon, Bill will tour a s Hero in A Funny Tbing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Vince will tour with Mr. Little's production of Irm l a Douce.
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he was sixteen, he won a scholarship to the K-e, New Hampshire Theatre and made his debut tbere in 1951. In 1952 and 1953 he returned to the East to appear a t the Gateway Musical Ptayhouse near Atlmntic City. H e received his B.A. degree In 1 ) s from the University of Miami with s major In drama. While in the Miami area he appeared at The Ring Theatre in leading roles in Song of Norwar and Juno And Tbe Paycock and s m g with the Miami Opera Ouild in support of Metropolitan Opera stark Guy spent two years in New York studying a t the American Theatre Wing and t a b ing graduate work at Columbia University. In 1957 he returned to his native Sullivan and opened The Little Theatre-On The Square which is the only professional theatre between the Chicago area and - St. Louis. During the past eight summer seasons. Mr. Little has presented over seventy musicals ranging from Oklahoma! to hi7 Fair L a o in addi- tion to plays featuring such stars as Joe E. Brown, Marjorie Lord, Margaret Truman. Pat O'Brlen. Eddie Bracken. Edward Everett Horton, Peter Pal- mer, Margaret Whiting. Linda Damell. Marie Wil- son, David Nelson and Rosemary Prinz. Last sum- mer, Mr. Little presented a successful tourily pro- duction of Stop Tbe World-I Warn To Get Off and this season. he has booked his productions of A Funny Tbiag Happened On The w a y TO ~h~ Forum and Irma La Darce throughout the country. The Piccolo Playhouse in Joliet where Mr. Little opened a spring season this past March was an outstanding success and will re-open in early July and continue on a year-round basis. Guy met his wife. Jerili--a Chicago girl, in Miami when they - both were studying theatre. They have been mar- ried eleven years and have two children, Vanesra who is nine and Sean who is three.
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Little's theatre in Sullinn, and in the summer of 1959 managed to play 16 characters in ten lows . The following winter found him in St. Louis, where he joined the staff of the f w d Crystal Palace in Gaslight Square. During several winter and summer seasons there, he appeared in a variety of roles, was in charge of production for A Curious Eveai- ritL Gypsy Rosa Lee, a night club aeries featuring Jack E. Leonard and I ~ i n Cotey, and staged revues featuring Berbra Streisand and The Smothers Brothers. For the past mveral years he has re- tuned to the Little Theatre frem New York, where he has been on the stall of Equity Library Theatre and The New York Shakeapure Festival in Cen- tral Perk. In Sullivan, he has appeared as Hines in Pajama Game, Ali Hakim in Oklahom!, Sol Seh- wartz in T k T e h r Trap. and The Mayor in The Muzic Man, and has directed Edward Everett Hor- ton. Linda Darnell, Mr. and Mrs. Pat O'Brim, Rosemary Prinz, Peter Palnur, David Nelaon and June Blair. and Ann B. Davis.
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JERILI LITTLE (Irma) returns to Sullivan and The Little Theatre-On The Square atter appearing on tour in Irma La Douce at leading theatres in the Chicago area, Michigan and Ohio during the past seven weeks. A favorite of Sul- livan audieqces, Jerili opened the first season nine years ago as Meg ,in Brigadoon and, that first season, appeared rn no less than seven leading roles. Jerili has twice been Eddie Bracken's leading lad - first in The Txmwl of Love and later in $ he Seven Year Itch. She has been seen as Margaret Whitin 's daughter in Gypsy and as Peter Palmer's l e a k g lady in The Tender Trap. Earlier this summer, she appeared as Cherie in Bus Stop with Edd Bymes in Sullivan, and then toured with the product~on. She is well remembered at Tbe Little Theatre -On The Squate tor a reat variety of roles including Annie in Annie %et Yoln Gun Tuptim in The K i and I , Ella in Bells Are '~inging. Lalumc in%ismet, both Sarah and Adelaide in different productions of Guys and DdIs, Nellie in South Pacific, Marian in The Music Man, Lili in Carnival, Eliaa in i%f Fair Lady and Evie in Stop the Worid-1 dnt to Get Off. Jerili is the wife of roducer Guy S. Little, Jr. and the mother of $anessa, age 9 and Sean, age 3.
ART OSTRIN (Bob) makes his first ap earance in Sullivan since he was seen as gillis is S o d Pacific in 1960. Art's debut at the old Grand Theatre was as Og in Figads Rainbow in 1957. . that same year he remained to a pear as 1;chy in Wish You Were Here and d c e l y - ~ i c e l y m GWS and Dolls. Art appeared aa Jo-Jo with the Broadway National tour of Irma and has been seen in the same show with
uliet Prowse in Las Vegas. At the New E ork City Center and the Brussels World's Fair, he was seen in the all-star cast re- vival of The Time of Your Life. He has made appearances on all major T V shows and ap- peared in a featured role in the movie, Patterns. with Van Heflin. His nightclub engagements include The Del Prado Hotel in Chicago and Faaio's in Milwaukee and leadin in Bermuda, San Juan and St. #h,"z!?B",k!: directing the Irma tour, Art was featured in Around the World i n Ei htp Days with MickmI Rennie in Atlanta. In &nuary> he will appear on Broadway in Two Slap-Stick Tragedies by Tennessee Will~ams. KEN CANTRIL (Nestor) played the romantic lead opposite Sally Ann Howes for the entire two year run of Paint Y w r Wagon in London. Broadway audiences saw Mr. Cantril in A s You Like It with Katherine Hepburn while TV view- ers have seen him in Garrowa 's Today S h Hallmark Hour, and The NBETV Opera pro: ductions of Lucia D i Lammamere. In Australia Mr. Cantril was starred as Tommy in ~ r i ~ a d w i and as Curley + Oklahoma! Ken's numerous stock roles in thls country include Emile de Be- y e in South Pacific. Steve in Silk Stochiags,
rank Butler in A m ' c Get Your Gm, Pappa in High Burton Shoes. Cesar in Faang opposite Dorothy Collins, Capt. Von Trapp in S o d of Music and No Strings with Diahann Carroll. He has been a popular nrght club erformer at Ciro's in London and Spivey's in $aris. GUY BARILE ( o-Jo appeared earlier this season at Jollet's Lccoio Playhouse as Mannion in Mister Roberts with Tab Hunter. A grad- uate of Goodman Theatre, Guy was seen there
.-., , in Street Scene 'and Dark af .dJk;d#&t~%~, At Encore Theatre he was featured 'in Playboy Of The wester; World and a t theattes ih San Francisco Guy has been in p r o d u e t i a ~ - f Rat- fur Of ka in and Mister Robert.$ js *favolite role is Hap in Death Of A Sal&Sr. HAL FRANK (Polyte) completed ten weeks at The Little Theatre--On The S uare before join- ing the Irma tour. His roles in%ullivan included Butterworth in Dracufa with John Cirradin?, Will in Bus Stop with Edd Byrneq DOC In Mister Roberts with Tab Hunter and Jud e Group in Here's Love with Julia Meade. I n tfe e.
past, Hal has appeared with. Jea?ne Crain in The Phiiadelphia Story, Marre W~lson in The Solid Gold Cadrllac and with both Peter ,Palmer and Guy Mitchel in different productrons of Guys And Dolls. LOWELL CHRISTY (Roberto) has for the past two summer seasons been director of the Children's Theatre at The Little Theatre-On The Square in Sullivan and has appeared in many major roles including Harker in Dracda with John Carradine Jimmy in I 1 0 Is The Shade with Peter p;lmer Rolf in The Sound Of Music and Sa &ere's Love with Julia Meade. A + nativeY&'%orker, Mr. Chrrsty has appeared rn revues off-Broadway and in stock in Rochester, N.Y. in p d u c t i o n s of GYPSY with Pat Carrol and est Side Story wrth Larry Kert. DUANE CLUTE (Persil is a raduate of Cor- nell College with a A. A. A. rfegree m speech drama. While with the U. S. Army special ser- vices he toured France and Germany in Twelve ~ n g i y Men and Blood, Sweat and S t d e y PwIe, Duane opened the new Drury Lane Theatre this past winter in The Happiest MiIIionaire with Walter Pidgeon and appetred earlier this season with Tab Hunter in Bf~ster Roberts a t Piccolo Playhouse. Last summer, Duane was a member of the resident company a t The Boulder Hill Playhouse in Aurora. WARREN BURTON (Tax Inspector and Coun- sel) has just returned to the Chicap area after a pearing on tour as Owen Parks~de in Jemy &ed Me with Rudy Vallee. Earlier this summer. Warren was seen in the same play at Pheasant Run Playhouse and last spring, he was featured in the French Toast revue at Pheasant Run's Bourbon Street. Warren's musical comedy credits include appearances in O ~ c e Upon A Mattress, Fanny and The Pajama Game. LEONARD HODERA (Warder) appeared ear- lier this summer in Belfs Are Rlnging with Mimi Hines at Melody T p Off-Broadway aud- iences have seen Mr. odera in Triad, La R o d e , Friepds and Romans and Male and Fe- male. TV vlewers have seen Leonard on DuPoat Show of the Month. Armstrong Circle Theatre, and Naked City. MIKE O'DWYER (Police Inspector) is a pop- ular performer a t Pheasant Run Theatre having been seen there recently in The Hasty ~ i a r t with Gary Conway and M ~ s t e r Roberts with Robert Wagner. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York Mike first ameared for Guv Little a t his kccolo Plav-
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"IRMA LA DOUCE" Musical Numbers
ACT I VALSE MILIEU ................................................................ BOB AND IRMA NOBLE SONS OF FRANCE ................................................................. MECS BRIDGE O F COULAINCOURT ............................................. NESTOR AND IRMA * OUR LANGUAGE OF LOVE ............................................... NESTOR AND IRMA SHE'S GOT T H E L O T ........................................... INSPECTOR AND ADMIRERS DIS-DONC ...................................................................... IRMA AND M ECS L E GRISBI ................................................................. NESTOR AND MECS THAT'S A CRIME ................................................................ BOB AND MECS
ACT It BRIDGE OF COULAINCOURT (REPRISE) ............................... IRMA AND NESTOR PRISON CELL .................................................. NESTOR, MECS, PRISONERS IRMA LA DOUCE ............................................................... IRSA AND MEN ONLY ONE PARIS ..................................................... NESTOR AND MECS FREEDOM O F T H E SEAS .............................................. NESTOR AND MECS PARIS (REPRISE) ......................................................... NESTOR AND MECS FINALE: CHRISTWAS CHILD ............................................... ENTIRE COMPANY
At the close of our n inth season at The Li t t le Theatre--On The Squam'in Sullivan, I should l ike to express my deep and sincere appreciation and that o f the m t i r e com- pany for the wonderful cooperation, encouragement, and k y a l support you as theatre goers have given us this past spring, summer and fall.'-This season we presented nine plays and five musicals as well as four Children's Theatre productions. We were extremely pleased at the reception that you gave the variety of entertainment pre- sented. Af ter nine years of operation, there are few outstanding musicals that we have not produced, bu t we hope that next year some new releases w i l l be available for stock production. We also hope to present more plays wi th outstanding stars of TV, Screen and Stage.
It has been a privilege t o work wi th an exceptionally talented, cooperative and dedicated staff this summer: John Kelso, Harriet Leigh and Richard Michaels (directors), Elwood Smith and A l Heller (musical directors), Paul Hoffman and Steven Linn (scenic designers), Sally G i f f t (costume designer), Otto Schlesinger, R w r Place, John Eco- nomos and Audrey Zuckerman (stage managers), Lee York (publicity director), Rod Fernandez (costume co-ordinator and hair stylist), Lowell Christy (director of the Children's Theatre), B i l l Hudnef and Vince DeDario (assistants to the producer), as well as Jerili, lnis and Guy S. Little, Sr. have completely dedicated their energies and talents t o and for The Li t t le Theatre---On The Square. To them and the entire company and staff (most certainly including our wonderful apprentices), I give my everlasting gratitude. During the past nine summLrs we have presented a total o f eighty-seven major productions, and wi th the final curtain of the 1965 season, a total o f 739 performances have been viewed by Central Il l inois audiences.
We welcome your suggestions as to the stars, musicals and plays that you would l ike to see next season. And we w i l l be looking forward to seeing you again i n 1966 . . . your continued support, help and cooperation w i l l be greatly appreciated as in the past.
Cordially, d GUY S. LITTLE, JR.
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Depending upon release and the availability of stars, our next season's schedule will be selected from the following: HOW TO SUCCEED I N BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, OLIVER!, LADY I N THE DARK, CAROUSEL, THE STUDENT PRINCE, BAKER STREET, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, FUNNY GIRL, GOLDEN BOY, HALF A SIXPENCE, THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, ANY WEDNESDAY, BAREFOOT I N THE PARK. NO TIME FOR SERGEAN.TS. AUNTIE MAME. THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES]-THE-OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, LUV and TOM JONES.
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