Musical comedy opens June 12 at Playhouse
, 2015

Musical comedy opens June 12 at Playhouse

The Lancaster Players production of The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? by Carole Caplan Lonner opens tonight, June 12, at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

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Luke Rawls works on lighting design.

The musical comedy on “aging gracefully beyond 50-something” will continue with evening performances June 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28; and a matinee June 29. Doors will open for evening performances at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Doors will open for the matinee at 2 p.m. and the show will start at 3 p.m.

However, all shows are sold out except June 12 and 28.

Admission is $20 per person. For reservations or to get on a waiting list, call 435-3776, or email

“We’re delighted that so many people enjoy coming to see our productions,” said director Donna Smith. “Our task is to give them the best performances we can.”

The cast includes Robin Blake, Ray Britt, Scott Colston, Beverly Hammond, Susan Robertson and Darlene Stibal.

The production crew includes stage manager Mari Bonomi and assistant Sarah Soderlund.

“My job is to make sure that each time the scene changes, all the furniture is on stage and every prop is right where the actor needs to pick it up,” Bonomi explained. “I have to be sure the actors are where they are supposed to be. I also coordinate with the sound and light booth.”

Bob Walker and Luke Rawls have designed the lighting and sound for the show, while Bruce Hamilton produced the sound effects and manages the music.

Lee Pulling built the sets with the assistance of Ben Estes and others.

Smith and Bonomi shared the duties of producer.

Since Lancaster Players is a bistro-style theater, another crew is responsible for the table service. Mandy West and Craig Euler tend the bar, Estes organizes the dozens of folks who volunteer as wait staff, and Betty Mill oversees the kitchen area, supported by another group of volunteers.

“Front of the house” requires a “box office” or reservation checkers. The ushers for the shows are recruited and organized by Richard Seymann.

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