Inspired by Folk and Fairy Tales from the Emerald Isle!
Blather Blarney & Balderdash
By Patrick Rainville Dorn
Original Music by Maestro Timothy D. Turner
Directed by Timothy D. Turner
Assistant Directed by Hillary Drew
Stage Management by Philadelphia Shoop & Julia Vater
Set & Lighting Design by Timothy D. Turner
Lighting Board & Sound Operation by Sarah Redmond
Running Crew members: Rachel Cain, Cera DesMaris, Jaime Downey, Casey Marchand, Philadelphia Shoop, Kala Townsley, Joe Vatter, Julia Vatter &Mitchell Wimberly
Set Construction members: Korie Bayne, Patrick Brennon, Rebecca Budzynski, Rachael Cain, Austin Carter, Sylvester Czifrak, David DiManssino, Darian DiManssino, Ted Kirkland, Eric Maier, Jamie Maier, Sean McMahon, Sy& Kate Olsen, Kathleen Parra, Sarah Redmond, Marques Rudd, Hannah Scholl, Jacqueline Scholl, Katie Scholl, Carly Schubert, Rebekah Sexton, Philadelphia Shoop, Kyle Townsley, Veronica Troxell, Julia Vater and Mitchell Wimberly.
Production by Bay Street Players’ Young Peoples Theater of Eustis, Florida
auditions in January, information below! Large Cast
Performances on April 20, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m. & April 22, 2007 @ 3 p.m. at Historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis at 109 North Bay Street (click for map)
Three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk and fairy tales collide in raucous laughter when a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O'Grady learn to tell a story and win the hand of his one true love. Assisted by the wee folk of Ireland, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash enact "The Hunchback of Knockgrafton," in which a simple man's gentle nature wins him an unexpected prize and a cruel counterpart learns that it's not a good idea to mess with little people. In "The Griffin's Feather," young Aidan bravely encounters a sneezing girl, a frenzied farmer and a bombastic boatman before snatching three feathers from a hen-pecked griffin in order to cure a sleeping beauty. In "The Bird, the Mouse and the Cricket," a courageous lass and three magical animals risk their necks to help a sour prince regain his lost laughter. At last, the shy Fin discovers that a story is a treasure that increases the more you share it. This uplifting, ensemble comedy combines clever dialogue with slapstick humor and features numerous "showcase" roles so that everyone, even the least experienced, has a chance to shine.
Fin played Patrick Brennan
Pegeen played Shelby Cotta
Mother Flaherty played Dalton Spencer
Colm Flaherty played Christopher Fulton
Blather played Kaley Dunn
Blarney played Justine Keller
Balderdash played Rebecca Budzynski
Leprechaun 1 played Kameron Aquino
Leprechaun 2 played Shannon Mammoliti
Leprechaun 3 played Angel Wells
Leprechaun 4 played Christopher Fulton
Lusmore played Sylvester Czifrak
Madden played Katie Scholl
Little Person 1 played Gage Marchand
Little Person 2 played Jacqueline Scholl
Little Person 3 played Elizabeth Olson
Little Person 4 played Seth Tear
Other Little People played Shealan Cabrel, Skylar Cotta, Autumn Kissinger, Summer Kissinger & Reagan Marchand
Landowner played Nicolas Mazzini
Landowner’s Wife played Darian DiMassino
Landowner’s Daughter played Ciarra Kodlowski
Griffin's Wife played Korie Bayne
Griffin played Sylvester Czifrak
Aidan played Toren Fisher
Innkeeper played Marisa Tome’
Innkeeper's Daughter played Mariah Tome’
Farmer played Meghan Mammoliti
Boatman played Darian DiMassino
Bridget Doyle played Rebekah Sexton
Mother Doyle played Hannah Scholl
Cow played Dalton Spencer
Stranger played Carly Schbert
Cricket played Shealan Cabral
Mouse played Reagan Marchand
Bird played Skylar Cotta
Wee Woman played Summer Kissinger
Queen played Chabelis Sweet
Prince Brian played Marques Rudd
Martha played Kathleen Parra
Molly played Victoria Grable
Artistic Director Biography
Timothy D. Turner has been performing professionally for 27 years in professional & commercial productions, on stage and screen, with celebrities such as Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno & Marvin Hamlisch and groups like Canadian Brass & the King’s Singers. He has directed and produced theatre, cabarets, stage shows, concerts and film for more than 20 years throughout the continental United States and Europe. “Blather, Blarney & Balderdash” marks his 3rd production with The Young Peoples Theater and this show marks his 74th production in the area since his relocation to Central Florida in 2001. He holds a BM in Performance from Millikin University and works as a director, performer, performance coach, clinician, producer, composer, community organizer and writer. Currently, he resides in Longwood, Florida just north of Orlando, but he travels extensively as a working professional.
Presented in Special Arrangements with
Production Company Information
The 2006-2007 season marks the 31st year of Young People’s Theatre at Bay Street Players in Eustis, Florida. This program was founded by Deborah J. Carpenter, and has been fulfilling the community’s and Lake County’s need for the youth’s theatrical arts. The program introduces children and teens to stagecraft, technical design, costume design, performance skills and methods, and improvisation skills. The youth are privileged to have a theatre as their classroom. They can experience various roles in seasonal shows, both behind the curtain and onstage. Young People’s Theatre (YPT) gives children grades preschool through high school the opportunity to learn all areas of theatrical techniques, taught by experienced actors and directors. Many topics are covered through the semester and are showcased at the end of the year in a fully staged performance. CLICK HERE for information page.
Casting young people currently in age 4 – grade 5. Please prepare chosen readings available January 9. Cold readings possible. Production is considered a course and a tuition fee will be required. Some scholarships may be available.
January 16, 2007 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
The State Theater of Eustis, Florida (click for map)
For Young People’s Theater audition information, please call (352) 357-7777
Roles Needed: All roles available.