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Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2014
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.

Note: There will be no performance on Saturday, Dec. 6 due to the Starlight Parade
by John van Druten

Directed by Bob Christiansen
Produced by Desiree Peters

Before Bewitched. Before Wicked. And before Harry Potter…
there was Bell, Book and Candle.

Gillian is a beautiful witch living in 1950s New York City and is smitten with her handsome upstairs neighbor. She casts a little spell, and he is immediately and completely captivated by her. But Gillian must be careful — if she falls in love with him, she could lose her magical powers forever. Will she be undone by her own mischief?

Cast are: Terence Burke, Loie Gail, Adam Sheldon, Bill Shore, Brandy Thomas, and Salem the cat.
Assistant Director: Cecily Keppel
Brandy Thomas (Gillian Holroyd) Brandy has recently returned to the San Diego area where she once played the part of Nurse Ruth Kelly in PowPAC's 2006 production of Harvey. Roles at Carmel Indoor Forest Theater more recently include Queen Elizabeth in Shaw's Beefeater, ten characters in Spoon River Anthology, and roles in The Clackett House. She has also performed as Patience in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, Dora in David Copperfield, young Johanna and roles in Sweeney Todd, and Abigail in The Crucible. A special thanks for the unwavering support of Grayson, Heather, Tim, Pat, and all of her other incredible friends who have encouraged her to do what she loves.
Terence Burke (Shepherd Henderson) Some odd years ago an actor and a director walked into a theater to celebrate the holidays on stage with a ghost story (which was A Christmas Carol). All this time later they're marking the same season now at OnStage with a witch story. Other than scaring up more holiday fun over the intervening years, some of Terence’s notably bubbly roles since have included Dr. Lyman in Bus Stop, Sgt. Trotter in The Mousetrap and the delaying mortal himself in Hamlet, all under Keith and Mary Anderson. He has also appeared in assorted screen gems. This is his OnStage debut.
William Parker Shore (Nicholas Holroyd) William is delighted to return to Onstage for his second show. A graduate of Arizona State University's theater program, William has been active in San Diego theater for the last half decade. Past roles include Carl, in It's Just Sex (also at OnStage), Dasher, in The Reindeer Monologues, Ted, in Murder Among Friends, John, in Love, Sex & the IRS, Greg, in Relatively Speaking, Alan, in Hairdresser on Fire, and Brad, in Orange Flower Water. William would like to thank our director Bob Christiansen, as well as the entire cast and crew of Bell, Book & Candle for making this such a joyful experience.
Loie Gail (Queenie Holroyd) is delighted to be returning to OnStage Playhouse where she last appeared as Mrs. Musgrove in Persuasion. Some of the other roles in which she has appeared are: Olive in The Odd Couple, Female Version; Crystal in The Hallelujah Girls; Julia in Lend Me a Tenor; and Dame Edith Sitwell in The Peacock and the Nightingale. Acting is her fourth career and "the best so far."
Adam Sheldon (Sydney Redlitch) Adam is thrilled to be making his debut at OnStage Playhouse and to be working with all the other wonderful people involved in this production! He just completed directing Our Town at Patio Playhouse and a one act play at NorthPark Vaudeville Theater. Recent credits – Our Town (Simon Stimpson), Lend Me a Tenor (Saunders), Barefoot in the Park (Repairman), Helen Keller the Musical (Uncle Fred), and The Importance of being Earnest (Lane). Adam has performed, directed and assistant directed with various other theaters and films locally; including being a Producer, writer, working as a voice over Artist and is a member of Actors Alliance.
Bob Christiansen (Director) Bob has had a lifelong passion for theatre, cultivated by his mother, who once led him and his fourth-grade class in a Halloween parade dressed as a witch. She was so convincing he didn’t recognize her. Apparently she cast a spell on him that has lasted a lifetime. Bob has been a Board Member at OnStage for more years than he will admit, and has produced, directed, and acted in many plays here and elsewhere in San Diego County. He hopes you will not recognize him in the next play at OnStage, where he has been type-cast as a chronic mental patient.
Desiree Peters (Producer) Desiree serves OSP as Treasurer and Head Judge and has worked as Producer, Props Mistress and Set Decorator for various shows. She won OSP Aldea awards for Best Production for Extremities and Best Set Décor for Extremities, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Sugar Witch. She garnered an Aubrey award for Best Production of The Sugar Witch. In 2011 she received the OSP Barbara Silva award for special contribution. She thanks Salem for having purrfect manners and bestows many thanks to this magical cast who continues to bewitch her with the breadth of their talent. A special thank you to Ray for his unwavering support.
Cecily Keppel (Asst. Director) This is Cecily’s first experience with directing, and her first real involvement with OnStage. An actress, her recent appearances have been as Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor at Mira Mesa Theatre Guild, as Juno/Sprite in The Tempest at Coronado Playhouse, and as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at UCSD.

Evelyn (Stage Manager) Evelyn has served as Stage Manager at several San Diego County theatres for many years. She was the Stage Manager for the first play that Bob Christiansen directed in San Diego County, The Odd Couple, Female Version at Clairemont Community Players. She had the honor of receiving the very first Anisa and Bill Cox Award at OnStage for her work behind the scenes.
On-line: Adults $20.  Seniors, Students, and Active Military: $17
At the door: Adults $23.  Seniors, Students, and Active Military: $20

Group rates are also available

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.