Meet Me in St. Louis
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Meet Me in St. Louis
A Comedy by Christopher Sergel Dramatized from the book by Sally Benson
Co-Directed by Elizabeth Ruddell & Richelle Lutz
Produced by Julie Wallyn
The video and/or audio recording of this performance by
any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SMART PHONES AND DEVICES ARE
POWERED OFF DURING THE PERFORMANCE.
Meet Me in St. Louis is produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN - (317) 402-3341
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Board of Directors
Brandi Davis - President
Bill Miller - Vice President of Business
Jen Otterman - Vice President of Arts
Thom Johnson - VP Community of Engagement
Steven Marsh - Secretary
Kevin Shadle - Treasurer
Rayford Crenshaw II, Ka’Lena Cuevas, Doug Davis
Kate Hinman, Carolyn Montgomery, John Sampson
Teresa Otis-Skelton, Tom Smith, Rich Steinberg
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Helen Louise Boling
Col. Joseph E. Boling (Ret)
Rayford Crenshaw II
Lisa M. Warner
Jo Ann Weiker
The Cast of Meet Me in St. Louis
Mr. Smith - Graham Puterbaugh
Mrs. Smith - Rachel Bush
Rose - Lizzie Schultz
Esther - Audrey Hockins
Agnes - Lilah Cross
Tootie - Liv Keslin
Lon - Sam Vrtismarsh
Grandma Prophater - Ella Crites
Katie - Tatyana Hobbs
Mrs. Waughop - Madison Alig
Ida Boothby - Ella Walsworth
John Shepard - Austin Lizama
Fred Gregory - Wyatt Rhoades
Lucille Pentard - Isabella Hasseld
Mr. Dodge - Austin Lizama
Miss Duffy - Amaya Smith
Trolley Conductors - Camren Davis & Elizabeth Schuth
The Crew of Meet Me in St. Louis
Producer - Julie Wallyn
Co-Director - Elizabeth Ruddell
Co-Director - Richelle Lutz
Student Director - Claire Shonkwiler
Stage Manager - Amber Roth
Set Design - Elizabeth Ruddell
Set Construction - Adam Davis & Nikolai Davis
Set Decoration - Julie Wallyn, Kelly Keller, & Richelle Lutz
Costumes - Thia Calley
Properties Design - Beth Montag
Lighting & Sound Design - Eric Matters
Light & Sound Board Operator - Sam Brown
Hair and Makeup Designer - Richelle Lutz
Posters/Graphics - Bill Miller
Webmaster/Online Program - Brandi Davis
Social Media - Ka'Lena Cuevas
The Setting of Meet Me in St. Louis
The living room of the Smith family in St. Louis
Late spring, 1904
Act One: Late afternoon
Act Two: After dinner, the same day
Act Three: Saturday evening, a week and a half later
There will be one 15 minute intermission between Acts 2 & 3.
Graham Puterbaugh (Mr. Smith)
Graham has been seen in Westfield Playhouse shows before, such as “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Monologue Show” and “Alice in Wonderland.” He will attend Westfield High School this fall. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support, his theatre teacher Mrs. Adams, and Westfield Playhouse for giving him this opportunity.
Rachel Bush (Mrs. Smith)
Rachel is no stranger to Westfield Playhouse patrons, having been in the casts of “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Monologue Show” and “Alice in Wonderland.” She is home schooled.
Lizzie Schultz (Rose)
Lizzie is another new face to take the Westfield Playhouse stage. She will attend Noblesville High School this fall and would like to thank her mother and father.
Audrey Hockins (Esther)
Audrey has been in many musicals and theater productions at her school and in the community, but this is her first time on the Westfield Playhouse stage. She will be a junior this fall at Carmel High School, where she is a member of the Ambassadors show choir and Select Sound a cappella ensemble. She would like to thank her family and friends for their unconditional support.
Lilah Cross (Agnes)
Lilah has performed in numerous plays in the area, even winning an Encore award, but this is her first show at Westfield Playhouse.
Liv Keslin (Tootie)
Liv is very active in her school drama and choir productions, but this is her first time on the Westfield Playhouse stage. She will be attending Zionsville Middle School. She would like to thank the directors for the opportunity to bring the role of Tootie to life, and her parents and little brothers for their love, support, and ongoing rides to rehearsals.
Sam Vrtismarsh (Lon)
Sam may be a familiar face to Westfield Playhouse patrons as he has previously performed here in “The Monologue Show,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Homecoming Walton’s Christmas Story,” “The Nerd” and “Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” This fall, he will be a student at Carmel High School. He would like to thank the directors, the cast and his family.
Ella Crites (Grandma Prophater)
This is the first time for Ella to be in a Westfield Playhouse production. She will be attending Westfield High School this fall. She would like to thank all of her sisters, her parents and her wonderful grandparents.
Tatyana Hobbs (Katie)
Tatyana’s experiences on the Westfield Playhouse stage include “The Monologue Show,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” She is home schooled and would like to thank her mom who drives her to all the rehearsals, and the rest of her family who supports her.
Madison Alig (Mrs. Waughop)
This is Madison’s first show on the Westfield Playhouse stage. She will be attending Carmel High School this fall. She would like to thank her mom and dad for always supporting her.
Ella Walsworth (Ida Boothby)
Ella is excited to join the cast of Meet Me in St. Louis, her first show at the Westfield Playhouse. She has been involved in musical theatre for several years and her favorite productions include Footloose at Carmel Middle School, as well as The Wizard of Oz and Revue! at Civic Theatre. She is fourteen and will be attending school abroad in the fall. She would like to thank her parents for always supporting her and hopes you enjoy the show!
Austin Lizama (John Shepard & Mr. Dodge)
Austin has participated in a wide variety of productions, but this will be his first at Westfield Playhouse. He will be a student at Zionsville High School. He would like to thank both his friends and parents who have supported him throughout his journey as a performer.
Wyatt Rhoades (Fred Gregory)
This will be Wyatt’s first production at Westfield Playhouse. He attends Tipton High School. He would like to thank his parents and his directors for this opportunity.
Isabella Hasseld (Lucille Pentard)
This will mark Isabella’s first production on the Westfield Playhouse stage. She is home schooled and would like to thank her family, best friend Bailey, Molley, and the stage crew.
Amaya Smith (Miss Duffy)
Amaya is performing in her first Westfield Playhouse production. She will attend Westfield High School this fall. She would like to thank her wonderful parents, sister, and her friend Ella who told her about this production.
Camren Davis (Trolley Conductor)
Westfield Playhouse patrons may recall Camren’s performances in the casts of “The Homecoming” or “Charlotte’s Web.” She is home schooled and would like to thank her parents.
Elizabeth Schuth (Trolley Conductor)
Elizabeth is making her first appearance on the Westfield Playhouse stage. She will be attending Westfield High School this fall. She wants to thank her parents, Frenchie, Lexie, and her grandma for always keeping her updated on the weather.
Julie Wallyn (Producer)
Julie is glad for the opportunity to serve as a producer. She was the assistant director two years ago of the Encore Association award-winning comedy "Social Security." Westfield Playhouse patrons saw Julie on stage in 2020 in "Christmas at the Playhouse" and "Hedda Gabler."
Richelle Lutz (Co-Director)
Richelle is enjoying co-directing her first show at Westfield. Her breakout role was Willa Mae Wilcox in A Bad Year for Tomatoes at Clinton County Civic Theater. She has been in plays continually since then. She is the mom of two sons, ages 41 and 32. She is currently a Director of Music and Associate Pastor and Psychologist. She is a Graduate of Indiana University in Nursing and a Graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with degree in Psychology. Richelle's mantra is Proverbs 3:6.
Elizabeth Ruddell (Co-Director)
Elizabeth is excited to co-direct "Meet Me in St. Louis" for Main Street Productions at Westfield Playhouse. Previously, she directed "A Lacy Summer" and assistant directed "Getting Sara Married" at Epilogue Players. She has costumed, directed and/or produced shows for Zionsville OMSP, AMT, Artists Studio, Carmel Repertory, and Footlite Musicals, and for 5 years she directed the musicals and plays for Zionsville Community High School. She is currently the President for the Dramatic Club. Elizabeth has a B.A. degree in Theatre-Smith College, is an Encore Award-winning actress and has performed and directed professionally. She would like to thank the cast and staff of "Meet Me in St. Louis"or sharing their talent and creativity and her Co-Director, Richelle Lutz, for her theatrical collaboration.
Amber Roth (Stage Manager)
Claire Shonkwiler (Student Director)
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