Lil Abner

George Jenkins Theatre

October 1990

It’s a typical day in wretched and picturesque Dogpatch, USA, and the local yokels are up to their usual tricks: brewing moonshine, cuddling pigs, and collecting unemployment. Beautiful Daisy Mae is pining after strong handsome Li’l Abner, an unsentimental youth who escapes her pursuit to go fishing. But when Dogpatch is chosen for an atomic test site, and Daisy Mae is claimed in marriage by dirty wrestler Earthquake McGoon, Li’l Abner has to step up and fight for the things he doesn’t know he loves. Guided and guarded by traveling preacher Marryin’ Sam, Li’l Abner travels to Washington, DC, where he tangles with a gaggle of goofy scientists, unscrupulous capitalist General Bullmoose, and scheming minx Appassionata Von Climax. Experience the suspense of a Cornpone Meeting, the romantic free-for-all that is the Sadie Hawkins Day race–where the girls put on their running shoes to catch themselves a groom–and the shenanigans that ensue when a snooty Washington, DC, engagement party is invaded by Hillbillies.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director Barry Woodford
Musical Director Arch Dyer
Choreographer Wendy Hodges
   
Production Co-ordinator Stephanie Langman
   
Stage Director Sue Salvato
Stage Manager Brett Wingfield
   
Costume Design Brett Wingfield
Scenic Designer/Artist Pat Morton
Lighting Designer Ron Gavin
   
   
Choral Director Penny Earle
Assistant Stage Manager Doug Ferguson
Set Construction Derek Berry
  Bill McGowan
  Ross Campbell
  Justin Green
Scenic Painters Pat Morton
  Rhonda Horwood
  Kirsten Morton
Lighting Assistant Rick Merrin
Properties Fay Hammill
  Lyn Hudson
Properties Construction Alberto Salvato
  Mike Smith
  Bruce Morton
Costume Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
Costume Assistants Denise Bruymen
  Shirley Bowen
  Joan Pearson
  Lindy McCann
Make Up and Wigs Coral Kelly
  Engelina Glasser
  John Savage
Ticket Secretary Bev Hocking
Advance Bookings Sue Dyer
  Arch Dyer
Front of House Joan Pearson
  Bev Woodford
Gala Night Co-ordinator Sam Ghamen
Gala Night Supper Derek Berry
Publicity Alberto Salvato
Program Alberto Salvato
Poster Norman Hocking
Rehearsal Pianist Neil Shilton
Rehearsal Refreshments Doreen Sparks
Audition Secretary Monica Toussaint
Ballet Captain Kim Mayor
Photographer Doug Brown
Stage Crew Bob Paice
  Ron Lyon
  Paul Turner
  Graeme McDougal
  Julie Paice
  Sue Dyer
  Megan Shaw
  Haydn Young
  Luke Draper
  Hayden O’Brien
  Geoff Hooke
  Ty Matthews
Lighting Crew Mike Smith
  John Langman
  David Asker
Front of House Display Doreen Sparks
Transport Managers Trevor Dixon
  John Langman
   
Conductor Arch Dyer
Piano Arch Dyer
Trumpet 1 Brad Inman
Trumpet 2 Ross Paxton
Trombone Stephen Reilly
Alto Saxophone/Clarinet Trevor Cartwright
Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet Gordon Orr
Guitar/Banjo Trevor Ridout
Bass Todd Richardson
Percussion Damian Outtrim
CAST
Abner Yokum Justin Green
Available Jones Farley Griffin
Cedric Softwicke Barry Woodford
Clem Scragg Stewart Sharpe
Daisy Mae Tiffany Panther
Earthquake McGoon Aaron O’Brien
Evil Eye Fleagle Daryl Stevenson
Hairless Joe Paul Mathews
Lonesome Polecat Sam Ghanem
Mammy Yokum Monica Toussaint
Marryin’ Sam Norman Hocking
Mayor Dawgmeat Paul Duncan
Moonbeam McSwine Sally Mclean
Pappy Yokum Bill McNeilly
Romeo Scragg Michael Bayley
Rufe Neil Fuller
Scragg Children Sam Gledhill
  Daniel Salvato
  Matthew Woodford
Speedy McRabbit Steve McQuie
Stuperfyin’ Jones Lorna Dudley
Dogpatchers Karen Bassett
  Shirley Bowen
  Lea Bromley
  Ross Campbell
  Alison Crawford
  Darren Davidson
  Chris Davies
  Julie Durban
  Cathy Flood
  John Gaulke
  Eileen Green
  Vanessa Harvey
  Leigh Hope
  Pixie Jones
  Cathy Knight
  Hugh Lane
  Jamie McGrath
  Alex McGuiness
  Yvonne McGuiness
  Amelia Macleod
  Kim Mayer
  Jodi Miglioranza
  Cathy Moloney
  Marion Mournian
  Mark O’Kane
  Lorraine Pearson
  Lauren Pollock
  Michelle Stoneman
  Domonique Traube
  Paul Turner
  Merran Wyatt
Appassionata Von Climax Sharon Keinone
Colonel Paul Taylorn
Dr Finsdale Phillip Osborne
Dr Krogmeyer Cathy Moloney
Dr McTevish Alex McGuiness
Dr Smithborn Neil Fuller
General Bullmoose Roy Thompson
Government Man Peter Bergman
Policeman Barry Woodford
Senator Phogbound Peter Wyatt