Peter Quince Performing Company, Ltd.
In association with
Natural Ovens and First National Bank
Leader of the Pack
The Ellie Greenwich Musical
music by Ellie Greenwich & Friends
lyrics by Ellie Greenwich & Friends
book by Anne Beatts
additional material by Jack Heifner
based on the original play by Melanie Mintz
August 6, 7, and 8, 1992 at 7:30pm
Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc WI
Producer's Note from the program
Good evening. It is with great pleasure - and pride - that I welcome you to tonight's performance of "Leader of the Pack."
Tonight's performance is more than the actors and actresses singing and dancing on stage. True, that is the product of two months long rehearsals, frequent frustrations and countless hours of worry. But more than that, it is a spirit, an emotion. It is the realization of a dream -- the intangible deep inside of you that you have always wanted but could never reach. Tonight, if only for a moment, we hope you may lose yourself in the magic that is theater and realize that dream with us. For this realization is the direct result of your generous support.
I would like to personally thank all of the area businesses I have dealt with for making this year so rewarding. I especially thank Lee Davis, Don Seehafer, and Barbara Stitt for their helpful advice. To Bill Lamberg, I give my sincere gratitude for the guidance he has offered the company over the past three years -- he will be missed. Last, but not least, to Stephanie (and he kidney), my parents, Zumunda and Phil, thank you for your unconditional love and support.
To all Quincers, old and new, and all those who have let the magic into their hearts, may your dreams never die.
Melissa Lynn Brunner
Directors' Note from the program
Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to tonight's performance of "Leader of the Pack."
Tonight's performance is the product of two of the most interesting and challenging months of my life; yet with the dedication, hard work, and talent of the cast and crew, my life was made a little easier. Thank you all so very, very much.
I would like to thank the directing staff: Hilde, who I've put on the spot many times; Ann, for working from overseas (you know what I mean); Emily, for doing so much in so little time; and Debi, who was always there when I needed someone to talk to and throw ideas off of.
Also, a big thank you goes to you, the audience, for coming and supporting youth theater. Without you, there would be no Peter Quince. So sit back, relax, enjoy the show, and let yourself remember the good times you had listening to these songs.
Michele A. Brunner
|Darlene Love||Melissa Brunner|
|Annie Golden||Sara Moilanen|
|Young Ellie Greenwich||Debi VanDenBoom|
|Rosie, Ellie's mother||Jessie Smith|
|Jeff Barry||Eric Weyenberg|
|Gus Sharkey||Michael Chojnacki|
|DJ voice||John Brodtke|
|Lounge Singer||Andrea Kinzel|
|Dance Couple||Jennifer M. Brodtke|
|Ellie Greenwich||Debi VanDenBoom|
Jennifer M. Brodtke
|Kurt Karst||Alto and Tenor Sax|
|Lori Ritter||Tenor Sax|
|Keith Muellenbach||Bass Guitar|
Board of Directors
Producer: Melissa Lynn Brunner
General Director: Michele Brunner
President: Michael Chojnacki
Vice-President: Ann Hagen
Secretary/Treasurer: Angela Myers
Public Relations Co-Directors: Jill VandenBoom and Becky Gosz
General Director: Michele Brunner
Musical Director: Ann Hagen
Choral Director: Emily Kosloski
Choreographer: Hilde Radandt
Technical Director: Debi VanDenBoom
|"Be My Baby"||Annie and Girls|
|"Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home"||Darlene and Company|
|"A. . .My Name is Ellie"||Young Ellie|
|"Jivette Boogie Beat"||Young Ellie, Shelley, & Mickey|
|"Why Do Lovers Break Each Others' Hearts"||Darlene and Company|
|"Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry"||Darlene and Company|
|"I Want to Love Him So Bad"||Young Ellie and Girls|
|"Do Wah Diddy"||Jeff and Guys|
|"And Then He Kissed Me"||Young Ellie and Girls|
|"Hanky Panky"||Jeff and Guys|
|"Not Too Young (To Get Married)"||Darlene and Girls|
|"Chapel of Love"||Company|
|"Baby I Love You"||Annie and Girls|
|"Leader of the Pack"||Annie and Company|
|"Maybe I Know"||Annie and Girls|
|"Look of Love"||Lounge Singer|
|"Christmas - Baby Please Come Home"||Darlene and Girls|
|"I Can Hear Music"||Jeff, Annie, Lounge Singer, Dance Couple|
|"Rock of Rages"||Young Ellie|
|"Keep it Confidential"||Gina and Company|
|"Da Doo Ron Ron"||Ellie and Company|
|"What a Guy"||Ellie and Company|
|"River Deep Mountain High"||Darlene and Company|
|"We're Gonna Make It (After All)"||Ellie, Darlene, Annie and Company|