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It's A Wonderful Life Cast Announced

Following a very successful auditon night on August 6th, the cast of It’s a Wonderful Life, the first show in our 88th season, has been announced by director Ellen Peronto. Even with the one-night audition schedule the turnout, particularly the men, was very good according to Luan Leonardelli the producer of the show. A few additional auditions were scheduled to fill the remaining open roles, but the full cast has been announced. The characters and the actors who will protray them are listed below.

George Bailey - Zack Lulloff
Clarence Odbody - Jim Liddle
Mr. Gower - Gary Moore
Young George - Teresa Iannitello
Harry Bailey - Andy Langer
Mother Bailey - Kathy Kowalski
Aunt Tilly - Betty Liddle
Violet Peterson - Corrie Skubal
Bert - Paul Hacker
Ernie - Fred Schnell
Uncle Billy - Warren Schmidt
Mary Hatch / Mary Bailey - Emily Guillemette
Janie Bailey - Jillian Hoffman

Henry F. Potter - Robert W. Brey
Mr. Potter's Goon - Walt Colton
Mr. Potter's Secretary - John Iannitello
Mrs. Hatch - Rebecca Ellerman
Sam Wainwright - Steve Thiele
Miss Andrews - Threse Powell
Mrs. Thompson - Claran LaViolette
Mr. Martini - Roger Bennin
Mrs. Martini - Bobbie Novak
Miss Carter - Darcy Gravelle
Newspaper Boy - Vivian Pauly
Pete Bailey - Dominic Thiele
ZuZu Bailey - Teegan Seefeldt

The rehearsal schedule will begin August 27th, and will run 3 to 4 days a week until production dates. It’s a Wonderful Life will be performed November 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI.

Our 88th Season Announced

Since 1931 the Masquers has entertained the lakeshore with community theater events every year making us one of the oldest community theater groups in Wisconsin. We are continuing that tradition again this year by announcing our season of shows for the 88th time.

It's A Wonderful LifeFirst on our list is the holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life. Based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Peter Van Doren Stern, this show will bring to the Masquers Stage all your favorite characters from the movie. You'll see George Bailey, Mary (Hatch) Bailey, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and everyone's favorite villain, Mr. Potter.

It's the story of George Bailey, the very ordinary man from Bedford Falls, who can't seem to live out any of his dreams because he is always fulfilling the expectations of those he loves and cares about. When everything seems to be falling apart around him he is visited by his guardian angel tasked with helping him. Clarence, the angel, decides to show George what the world would be like if he had never been born, and helps him understand that his really has been a wonderful life.

We hope you join us for this heartwarming adaptation of It's A Wonderful Life. The evening just won't be the same without you!

88th SeasonSet at Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Sex Please We're Sixty is a wonderful comedy that features two men - the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "Bud the Stud" Davis and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell, along with three older women - Victoria Ambrose a romance novelist, Hillary Hudson a friend of Henry's, and Charmaine Beauregard a "Southern Belle".

Alson in this show is a little blue pill invented by Henry, and Bud's "little blue pills", and unrequited love, and hot flashes, and mood swings and ... well, you'll understand when you come to the show. But beware, you're liable to leave with tears in your eyes from laughing!

88th SeasonAre you ready for a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS musical adventure?

Fresh from a long run on Broadway, Mary Poppins is an exceptional musical based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, and it's coming to the Masquers stage!

You'll be treated to all your favorite characters and songs along with some very special new songs and theater magic that will make your evening out truly exceptional. And just to make this an even more special event, we've scheduled an additional matinee performance on Sunday afternoon at 2:00!

Now is a great time to get your tickets for the entire season. Just check out our pre-season ticket campaign or request a brochure. See you at the theater!