This collection features images from Ouachita Baptist University’s musical theatre program produced the acclaimed musical “Hello, Dolly!” in Jones Performing Arts Center on April 18-21, 2013. To view the promotional poster, visit https://scholarlycommons.obu.edu/theatre_posters/13/.
Principal roles included: Bethany Swiontek as Dolly Levi; Jacob Sturgeon asf Horace Vandergelder; Chad Burris as Cornelius Hackl; and Garrett Whitehead as Barnaby Tucker; Caitlin Secrest and MaryLacey Thomson double-cast as Irene Molloy; Heather White and Hailey Weiner double-cast as Minnie Fay; Timothy Drennan and Cody Myers double-cast as Ambrose Kemper; Amanda Murray and Michelle Levy double-cast as Ermengarde; Shay Michael and Lola McClendo double-cast as Ernestina; and Joel Rogier as Rudolph Reisenweber.
Featured roles included: Danielle Love as Mrs. Rose; Walter Dodd as the Coachman and the Second Cook; Kayla Esmond and Cami Willis as the Horse and a core dancer; Tyler Wisdom as Stanley; Jalin Wesley as the First Cook; Dr. Casey Motl as the Judge; Dr. Ray Granade, Dr. Keldon Henley, and Dr. Jeff Root will play Policemen; Brooke Brackett as the Court Reporter; CJ Bernard as the Paperhanger and a core dancer.
Stacy Hawking served as the assistant choreographer and dance captain for the core dancers, which included: DeCarl Jones, Lauren Linton, Nicole Mattson, Todd McNeel, Jordan Miller, Kaylee Nebe, Joe Ochterbeck, Ben Stidham, and Blaine Surber. Chorus members included: Reed Ashley, Mattie Bogoslavsky, Ashley Bundy, Tara Clem, Bethany Gere, Shannon Huntsman, Blakely Knox, Ben Perry, Seth Russell, Kenderick Scorza, Jessica Smith, Lily Taylor, and Robby Taylor.
The lead production team included: Theatre Arts Associate Professor Mary Handiboe, director; Professor of Music Jon Secrest, music director/publicity coordinator; Instructor of Music David Stanley, assistant music director; Dean of the School of Fine Art Scott Holsclaw, producer; Professional Choreographer Sherry Barnard, choreographer; Betsy Wilson, stage manager; Sarah Davis, assistant stage manager; Dallas Sleeman, assistant stage manager; Professor of Theatre Arts Eric Phillips, scenic and lighting designer/technical director; Gemma Guiomard, assistant scene designer; JPAC Manager Joey Licklider, sound designer/JPAC technical director; Marshall Pope, theatre shop technical director, build supervisor; Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Daniel Inouye, costume designer; Katelyn Sain, costume crew head; Lacey Johnson, makeup crew head; Alexis Nichols, properties crew head; Linda Hatcher, JPAC box office manager, box office manager; and Alison Johnson, house manager/publicity crew head; Garrett Whitehead, assistant dance captain; Cody Myers, marketing intern, and Amanda Murray, assistant costume designer.