George M!

George M!

George M!

MAY 12–28, 2023

Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan | Lyrics & Musical Revisions by Mary Cohan | Book by Michael Stewart, John & Francine Pascal

May 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 @ 7:30 pm
May 14, 21, 28 @ 2:00 pm

Directed by Nedra Bloom
Musical Direction by Chris Nemec
Choreography by Rebekah Howard

George M. Cohan owned the Broadway stage for decades with tunes like “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Cohan grew up in vaudeville, with its endless travel to two-bit theatres, but he worked his way to the top. Even when theatre changed around him, he found a way back to his beloved Broadway for one last show.


The Cohan Family

George M. Cohan—Sean Dudley
Nellie Cohan—Stacey Driskell
Jere Cohan—Steve Alsip
Josie Cohan—Sydney Cramer
Ethel Levey—Holly Moore
Agnes Nolan—Rebekah Howard

People in Cedar Rapids

Dr. Webb—John Richards
The Boy—William Blanchette
The Little Girls—Katie Blanchette, Clara King, Cece Moore
Archie—Alby Lopuhovsky
E.F. Albee—David Loftin
Madame Grimaldi—Susan Ames
Mrs. Red Deer—Shruti Sunder

People in New York

Sam Harris—John Richards
The Mayor and his Cronies—Justin Reed, David Loftin, Chandler Pittman
Fay Templeton—Sarah Grube
Rose, Fay’s Maid—Elizabeth Weaver
Frederika, Fay’s Manager—Hadley Moore
Ma Templeton, Fay’s Mother—Lisa Hellman
Fay’s Secretary—Patti Hacker
The Girl—Ella King
The Director of I’d Rather Be Right—David Loftin
Walt, His Assistant—Justin Reed

The Dancers
Grace Blaize • Molly Dudley • Sarah Grube • Mallie Lyons
Elisabeth Raftery • Ashley Thompson • Amanda White
William Blanchette • John Dudley • Jalen Granger • Alby Lopuhovsky

The Ensemble
Susan Ames • Terri Birch • William Blanchette • Grace Blaize • Katie Blanchette
Cindy Brady • Katarina Solis • John Dudley • Molly Dudley • Sarah Beth Dudley
Leah Grace Feirman • Jalen Granger • Sarah Grube • Patti Hacker • Lisa Hellman
Clara King • Ella King • David Loftin • Alby Lopuhovsky • Mallie Lyons
Cece Moore • Hadley Moore • Chandler Pittman • Elisabeth Raftery
Justin Reed • John Richards • Shruti Sunder • Ashley Thompson
Elizabeth Weaver • Amanda White

The Vaudeville Performers

Living Statues—Terri Birch, Cindy Brady, Ella King, Katarina Solis
Animal Act—Sarah Beth Dudley, Chandler Pittman, Justin Reed
Musicians—Leah Grace Feirman, Patti Hacker, Clara King, Elizabeth Weaver
Acrobat & Assistant—William Blanchette, Katie Blanchette
Ventriloquist & Dummy—Lisa Hellman, Cece Moore
Jugglers & Assistant—John Dudley, David Loftin, Hadley Moore