Written by David Landau / Music and Lyrics by Nikki Stern
Performed with permission from Samuel French, Inc.
Saturday May 16, 2009
@ 6:30 pm
Sunday May 17, 2009 @ 5:30 pm
TayBeck's Grille & Bar
351 N. Bradley Hwy. (US 23)
Rogers City, MI
This murder/mystery dinner theatre
written by David Landau is
a comic tribute to the Bogart movies
of the 1940s. It features a cast of
twelve; four men, three women and five denizens of the night.
Three songs written by Nikki Stern and reminiscent of the era round out a masterfully crafted
script by the "father" of the genre.
Dinner included: Tropical shrimp on a
sugar cane skewer, salad & rolls, chicken breast topped with sweetened
brandy sauce and apples & cranberries, and for dessert - homemade bread
pudding w/ cinnamon raisin bread. Soft drinks included. Cash
Direction and music direction was by
Donna Klein. Choreography was done by Meghan Riordan.
Costumes were done by Val Schalk and Mary Hazlett. The cast of characters included:
Ed Perrault as Rick Archer
- A private eye who’s always wanted to be Bogart in one of those 1940s
film noir movies, and has not gotten his chance.
Valerie Schalk as Madam Toureau - A lady who’s seen it all while managing the Café Noir - where
everything is for sale.
Danielle Farmer as Sheila Wonderly - Once a spoiled rich girl, she took a job at Café Noir and learned
about life the hardest way of all, becoming hardened in the process.
Robert Starnes as Anthony Cairo - A dealer in the black market working Café Noir to avoid the St.
Meghan Riordan as Maria LaRue
- The Creole illegitimate daughter of a Voo-doo priestess and a St.
Vincent’s political figure. She sells spells and fortunes at the Café
Paul Hopkins as Simon Gutterman - A Rogers City lawyer who lost his standing when he was implicated in a
scandal of having affairs with wealthy female clients. He now caters to
the clientele of Café Noir and is always looking for a quick way to make
it to the top.
Wesley Eagleson as Thursby - A
two bit gun runner /
VanGilder - A Dutch blackmailer / Rigfield - A British
cop from St. Vincent.
Denizens and Dropouts -
Sheela Welch Allum, David Crull, Karl W. Heidemann, Andrea Shadbolt and
Director, Music Director: Donna Klein
Choreography: Meghan Riordan
Stage Manager: Bernice Kelly
Set Design: Donna Klein, Valerie Schalk, Joseph Klein
Costumes: Valerie Schalk, Mary Hazlett
Props: Cast & Crew
Posters & Programs: Donna Klein
would like to express our appreciation to the following for their contributions
in making this show a success:
TayBeck’s Grille & Bar
Michael’s Lutheran Church
Alpena High School
Presque Isle Advance
City Area Chamber of Commerce