Theatre on the Hill plans extravaganza April 5 highlighting company's 15 seasons at WMC

March 28, 1997

Theatre on the Hill has organized a theatrical smorgasbord that will be presented in a one-night extravaganza at 7 p.m. April 5 in Alumni Hall at Western Maryland College.

Gala '97, celebrating the professional company's 15 seasons in residence at the college, will feature past performers as well as a sneak preview of this summer's productions.

Ray Ficca, star of TOTH's "Greater Tuna" and "Barnum," will be the host.

Sally Thorner, news anchorwoman at WJZ-TV (Channel 13), will be the evening's guest.

Performers include Jamie Cordes and Rob McQuay, both of "The Secret Garden"; Nancy Asendorf, "Nunsense" and "The Secret Garden"; Allison Weiner, "Ruthless!"; Jean Burgess, "Barnum" and "Lend Me a Tenor"; Sandy Murphy, "Nunsense" and "Fiddler on the Roof"; Dara Breitkopf, "Bedroom Farce" and "Ruthless!"; Lindsey Higgs, "Princess and the Pea"; and Hamilton Clancy, "Something's Afoot."

Also, Valerie diLorenzo will perform a number from "Blood Brothers," one of three main shows on TOTH's 1997 schedule. This will be the first local production of "Blood Brothers," a modern-day musical take on "The Prince and the Pauper."

The program will feature an 11-piece orchestra with Glenn Caldwell, WMC assistant professor of music, Alan Zepp, Steve Zumbrun, Don McCombie, Andrew Grimm, Eric Lyga, Bob Coffey, Dave Motter, Joe Sullivan, Alan Kirkpatrick and Chris Saumenig.

Tickets are $20 and include a reception with hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and soda.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Pub Date: 3/28/97

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