Men and women gather around a brightly painted automobile trailer. The back doors of the trailer are open, and inside a man sings and dances.
The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choregraphed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

110 in the Shade

In sweltering 1950s Texas, headstrong and eternally single Lizzie Curry dreams of a romantic life with someone who is her equal.

date March 11, 2016 — May 14, 2016

When a charming stranger named Starbuck swaggers into town, he vows to end the region’s drought and awakens Lizzie to the promise she holds within. Ford’s Theatre presents this classic American musical about cowboys, confidence and courtship, based on The Rainmaker and featuring a lively score from the creators of The Fantasticks. Local favorite Tracy Lynn Olivera stars as Lizzie.

Artistic Team

Book by N. Richard Nash
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Director and Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Music Director Jay Crowder
Scenic Design Michael Schweikardt
Costume Design Wade Laboissonniere
Lighting Design Matthew Richards
Sound Design David Budries
Hair and Make-Up Design Anne Nesmith
Dialects and Voice Director Leigh Wilson Smiley
Production Stage Manager Craig A. Horness
Assistant Stage Manager Taryn Friend
Casting Stephanie Klapper Casting, C.S.A., Patrick Pearson

Cast

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Alex Alferov

Phil Mackey, Station Attendant

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Christopher Bloch

H.C. Curry, Rancher

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Ben Crawford

Starbuck, Rainmaker

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Maria Egler

Katheryn Brawner, War Widow

Jade Jones

Hanna Curtis, George’s Wife

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Gregory Maheu

Jimmy Curry, H.C.’s Youngest Son

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Kevin McAllister

File, Sheriff

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Happy McPartlin

Beverly Copeland, Joe’s Wife

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Ines Nassara

Sammie-Sue Miller, Bobbysoxer

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Tracy Lynn Olivera

Lizzie Curry, H.C.’s Daughter

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Chris Sizemore

Toby Taylor, Taxi Man

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Stephen Gregory Smith

Noah Curry, H.C.’s Oldest Son

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Stephawn Stephens

George Curtis, Reverend

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Michael Yeshion

Joe Copeland, Rancher

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Michael Bunce

Swing

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Kristen Garaffo

Swing

From the Gallery

A woman stands between two men, each of which holds one of her hands. The man to her right wears a t-shirt and jeans, the man to her left wears a police uniform.

Ben Crawford as Starbuck, Tracy Lynn Olivera as Lizzie Curry and Kevin McAllister as File in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Three men wearing ten gallon hats all dance together in front of some oil derricks.

Gregory Maheu as Jimmy Curry, Christopher Bloch as H.C. Curry and Stephen Gregory Smith as Noah Curry in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Men and women gather around a brightly painted automobile trailer. The back doors of the trailer are open, and inside a man sings and dances.

The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Men and women gather around a brightly painted automobile trailer. The back doors of the trailer are open, and inside a man sings and dances.

The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A group of men and women in southern style clothing dance around a picnic table. A man is standing on the table and singing, while a woman sits near him and looks at him with worry.

The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A man in jeans and a plaid shirt holds a woman in a polka dot dress on his shoulder. Behind them a man watches them and smiles.

Bridget Riley as Snookie Updegraff, Gregory Maheu as Jimmy Curry and Christopher Bloch as H.C. Curry in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Men and women gather around a brightly painted automobile trailer. The back doors of the trailer are open, and inside a man sings and dances.

The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choregraphed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A group of men and women in southern style clothing dance around a picnic table. A man is standing on the table and singing, while a woman sits near him and looks at him with worry.

The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A group of men and women stand in shadow and look at the camera. Behind them the stage light resembles a sunrise.

The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A woman in a floral dress is held by a man in a police uniform.

Kevin McAllister as File and Tracy Lynn Olivera as Lizzie Curry in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.