PHS to present ‘On the Town’ musical

Posted February 20, 2017

Plymouth High School will present “On the Town” – featuring the songs “New York New York,” “Lonely Town” and “I Can Cook Too” – as its spring musical March 2-5.

This jazzy and energetic musical takes place in New York City and tells the story of three sailors with a 24-hour leave in The Big Apple. Each is determined to see all the sights but, more importantly, find romance. Ozzie wants to land a date with a Manhattan beauty, Chip hunts for that special woman, and Gabey wants to find his one true mate – Miss Turnstiles.

Friendship, determination, and pure adrenaline assist the sailors in making their 24 hours worthwhile. Developed by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, the show first opened on Broadway in 1944, with three revivals since, the most recent in 2014.

Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5 in the school auditorium, 125 Highland Ave. Tickets cost $9 and are on sale in the PHS office.

Arbuckle Floral will sell individual flowers and bouquets before the musical performances for family and friends to present to performers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PHS Fine Arts Boosters.

The PHS show is directed by Amanda Smith and Herb Stoltenberg, with choreography by Lori Schmidt, pit orchestra direction by Jason Sebranek, costumes by Eileen Brooks and PHS student Delaney Scudella, and technical direction by Gary Kaiser.

Learn more:
• Check out The Arts section of our District Report Card to learn more about the traditional and unique performing opportunities available to our students.


Cast List

Note: When two names are listed, first is Thursday/Saturday cast and second is Friday/Sunday cast
Gabey - Connor McManus, Jacob VanNorwick
Chip - Jake Willeford, Logan Kulow
Ozzie - Nick Pohl, Paul Hammes
Hildy - Delaney Scudella, Logan Schreiber
Claire - Destiny Henschel, Kersten Dewey
Ivy Smith - Tatum Eigenberger, Olivia Honeck
Madame Dilly - Julia Marshall, Elisabeth Balistreri
Pitkin - Quinn Zwick, Justin Schmitz
Workman 1 - Adam Carbaugh
Workman 2 - Mitch Arnold
Workman 3 - Matthew Klemm
Night Club Announcer - Paul Hammes, Connor McManus
Master of Ceremonies - Justin Schmitz, Quinn Zwick
Rajah Bimmy - Ian Theisenhusen, Mitch Arnold
Diana Dream - Megan Carbaugh
Dolores Dolores - Katie Sanborn
Professor Waldo Fidment - Mitch Arnold, Matthew Klemm
Flossie - Erika Birenbaum
Flossie’s Friend - Emma Hellmer
Bill Poster - Louis Gentine
Little Old Lady - Kaitlyn Heyrmann
Policeman - Cedrik Shamberger
Mr. S Uperman - Logan Kulow, Jake Willeford
Lucy Schmeeler - Taylor Fritz, Mady Straub

Mitch Arnold
Aurora Bosia
Gabrielle Bush
Adam Carbaugh
Louis Gentine
Paul Hammes
Norika Higuchi
Aly Horner
Brooke Ingersoll
Bennett Josephs
Matthew Klemm
Kaylee Koenig
Logan Kulow
Connor McManus
Makayla Mendenhall
Gwen Nytes
Nick Pohl
Maria Ryan
Lilly Seifert
Cedric Shamberger
Ian Theisenhusen
Jacob Van Norwick
Jake Willeford

Katie Benedict
Erica Birenbaum
Megan Carbaugh
Katy Coley
Dylan Ernst
Caitlyn Goetsch
Eric Grauman
Emma Hellmer
Kaitlyn Heyrman
Keeley Kuru
Ethan Lilyquist
Jeremy Martin
Nate McGinnis
Dillion Nemitz
Katie Pocian
Katie Sanborn
Justin Schmitz
Ella Tesky
Hayley Thome
Andrew VanNorwick
Quinn Zwick

Tech Crew
Jordan Hefter
Alan Schaefer
Jaxsen Schermacher