SYNOPSIS: satire/fantasy/musical comedy

The story revolves around Finian McLonergan and his daughter, Sharon who come from Glocca Morra to Missitucky, USA.  They bring with them a crock of gold stolen from Og, a leprechaun.  Finian is bedeviled by a Missitucky Senator named Billboard Rawkins.  Rawkins is turned black under the Leprechaun’s Curse.

FINIAN'S RAINBOW

Based on the book by E. Y. Harburn and Fred Saidy

Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg

Music by Burton Lane

Directed by Fred Cawte       1968

*3 performances only*

CAST:

Robert Little……… Buzz Collins                   Garry Baines …. Sheriff

Ron Kapsha …….… Henry                             Ralph Rao …. Howard

Bud Abbott …....... Og, a Leprechaun         Lori Little ….. Diane

Julia Schuetze …… Honey lou                      Bev Brown … Jane

Jack Droy ………….. Finian McLonergan      Roy Jones …. Mr. Robust

Bob Reid ….. ……….Woody Mahoney         Vicki Hoole …. Melindy

Rick Constantineau ………………. Mr. Shears

Alice DeRoche …….….. Sharon McLonergan    

Cornel Sawchuk ……... Senator Billboard Rawkins

Gerry Dorris …..…….... Senator’s Double

Pam McWhirter…….… Susan Mahoney, the speechless girl

Ralph Rao …………..….. Sunny, the blind harmonica player

Robert Little …………... 1st Passion Pilgrim

Brent Carver ………….. 2nd Passion Pilgrim

Brent carver …………… 1st Sharecropper

Brent Carver ……....…. John the Preacher

Emil Dey ………….…..… 2nd Sharecropper

Phil Kuhnert …………... 3rd Sharecropper

Dermot O0Sullivan …. 1st Deputy            Dennis Doyle ………….. 2nd Deputy

John Davidson ………… 1st Geologist        Ed Gunson ……………… 2nd Geologist

 

CHORUS:

Avery Holmes                    Bernie Marriott                 Frank Peacock

Phil Kuhnert                       Mary Dolman                    Doreen Brown

Sheila Gorrie                      Emily Dey                           Ed Gunson

Margaret Gunther

 

DANCERS:

Faith Hanson                     Vicki Hoole                         Penny Berkheim

Bev Brown                         Dianne Brown                   Helen Awmack

Frances Biram                   Bruna Piowesan                Julia Schuetze

Kim Little                            Lori Little                            Chris Bahrey

Brent Carver                      Dennis Doyle                     Rick Constantineau

Alex Johnston                    Frank Berkheim                   Dermot O’Sullivan

Ron Kapsha                        Bernie Schuetze         Jimmy Brown 

ORCHESTRA:

Bud Dunlop ………… Pianist          Guy Marchi …….. Trumpet

Doug Kerr …………… Drums          Ron Dasziek ……. Bass Guitar

Maurice MacKay … Trumpet      Stewart Taylor  …Trombone

Ed McKenzie ………. Saxophone

John Hryciuk ………. Clarinet and Saxophone

 

PRODUCTION CREW:

Dawn Burrin … Assistant Director          Robert Little …. Producer

Maurice MacKay …. Musical Director    Janet Littlejohn … Prompter

John Hryciuk ….. Musical Arrangements

Pam McWhirter & Dawn Burrin … Choreographers

Edna Dundass … House Manager

     

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