The Department of Theatre announces casts for spring 2016 productions


Two productions were recently cast for this semester. They are “Dog Sees God” by Bert V. Royal and the musical “Anything Goes” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter; and book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

Being a cartoon character is not all it’s cracked up to be when they have to grow up like real people as they do in “Dog Sees God.” Theatre major Zak Bacon directs this studio theatre production about the irreverent “what if” some of America’s favorite cartoon figures were human teenagers.

The cast includes Jordan Wommack, Megan Ward, Forrest Goodwin, Landon Kime, Krissy Cralle, Rebecca Haas, Guy Ritchie, and Lexi Cohen.

Theatre Professor Wesley Young directs the shipboard shenanigans aboard the S.S. American in “Anything Goes.” This is a classic musical comedy with romance, a boatload of laughs and a swinging Cole Porter score featuring such standards as “You’re the Top,” “Friendship” and “All Through the Night.”

Principal roles include Sarah Coleman as Reno Sweeney, Grace Smiley as Hope Harcourt, Kathleen Harshberger as Evangeline Harcourt, Drew Callahan as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Dick Harshberger as Elisha Whitney, Mac McMullen as Billy Crocker, Brandon Duncan as Moonface Martin, Maddie Cindrich as Erma, Shawn Carver as the Captain, Logan Thomas as the ship’s Purser, and Zak Bacon and Matt Shields as Luke and John.

Rounding out the cast are Maria Hildebrand as Virtue, Tori Unterberger as Charity, Nicole Diambra as Chastity, Denise Urban as Purity, David Ratliff as sailor/photographer, Shieh’Ron Freeman as sailor/Henry T. Dobson, Mark Aaron as sailor/FBI agent, Matthew Robinson as sailor/FBI agent, Chris Phillips and Alex Espinosa as sailors, Brenna Featherston as Passenger/Angel Understudy, Rebecca Redifer as Passenger/Reporter, and Amanda Barr, Madison Smith, and Kat McLean as passengers.

“Dog Sees God” opens Feb. 17 in the Hawes Studio Theatre and “Anything Goes” begins March 29 in the Pridemore Playhouse. For more information visit

Jan 21, 2016