"The Fantasticks" Program

Books and Lyrics by Tom Jones

Music by Harvey Schmidt 

Presented Through Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International. (MTI) 

The Cast

El Gallo- Ron Wohl

Matt- Josh Sharpe

Luisa- Abigail Hanson

Hucklebee- Robert Steele

Bellomy- Jeffrey Millegan

Henry- Charles Michel

Mortimer- Mike Jenkins

Mortimer Alternate – Eric Millegan 

The Mute- Emily Millegan

The Mute Alternate – Ashley Millegan

Musical Numbers

Act One

Overture

Try to Remember” – El Gallo, Luisa, Matt, Hucklebee, Bellomy

Much More” – Luisa

“Metaphor” – Matt, Luisa

“Never Say No” – Hucklebee, Bellomy

“It Depends On What You Pay” – El Gallo, Hucklebee, Bellomy

“It Depends on What You Pay” Reprise – Bell, Huck

“Soon It’s Gonna Rain” – Matt, Luisa

“Abduction Ballet”  – Company

“Happy Ending” – Company

Act Two

“This Plum Is Too Ripe” – Matt, Luisa, Hucklebee, Bellomy

“I Can See It” – Matt, El Gallo

“An Episode” – Henry, Mortimer

“Plant a Radish” – Hucklebee, Bellomy

“Much More Reprise” – Luisa, El Gallo

“‘Round and ‘Round” – El Gallo, Luisa, Company

“Beyond That Road” – Matt, El Gallo

“They Were You” – Matt, Luisa

“Metaphor Reprise” – Matt, Luisa 

“Try to Remember Reprise” – El Gallo

 

Cast Bios

Abigail Hanson - Luisa

Abigail is thrilled to be performing onstage at ACT again! Her most recent theater credits include offstage as co-director of ACT, AHS and FDWs 2022 production of Disney’s High School Musical and onstage as Ensemble/Sophie’s Understudy in TAG’s 2019 production of Mamma Mia! She currently works as the ACT Operations Coordinator and as a substitute teacher in the Conway School District. She is also a full time student working towards a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, to accompany her Bachelors Degree in Theater Education, in hopes of becoming a middle or high school Drama Teacher. Thank you to all of her family and friends for their constant love and continuous support!

Jeffrey Millegan - Bellomy

Jeffrey Millegan is thrilled to be making his return to live theater after a brief 29 year sabbatical. He was last seen in the Springfield High School production of "Inherit the Wind" in 1993. He has performed in multiple community productions in Eugene, OR to include portraying Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol" on three separate occasions. Jeffrey has spent most of his time in between productions serving in the US Navy, practicing psychiatry and raising a family with his lovely wife, My Thanh Kim. Jeffrey is particularly excited to be sharing the stage on "The Fantasticks" with his two daughters, brother and brother-in-law.

Josh Sharpe - Matt

Josh Sharpe is excited to be back on stage after too long an absence- and alongside such a talented cast and crew! This is Josh’s first live performance at ACT since "Les Misérables" in 2014 (though you may have seen him in ACT’s virtual productions of "A Christmas Carol and A Killer Party"). When he is not performing, Josh spends his time teaching middle and high school students and writing. You can find his work on such websites as The DisInsider and TheaterMania. He wants to thank his wife Kenzie who always encourages him to pursue his dreams.

Robert Steele - Hucklebee

Robert Steele is a retired Army officer who moved to Anacortes this past Christmas and auditioned for The Fantasticks to "dive into the deep end" of joining the community. Robert enjoys tinkering, dividing his free time between sailing (working on mostly) his MacGregor sailboat and renovating his home on E Avenue. Robert's favorite stage role was Ken de la Maize in the (canceled due to the pandemic) showing of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at Whidbey Playhouse. He was also an active member of the Chalice Singers choir at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island before moving to Fidalgo. Robert is grateful to his wife, Erica, and their pets (Yzma, Basel, Matty, and Kita) for their forbearance during rehearsal for The Fantasticks.

Charles Michel - Henry

Charles Michel began acting back in the heyday of Dinner Theater in the 1970s, where he learned how to get laughs and and how to make people cry from many fading Hollywood and TV Stars of the Golden Era, as they chewed up the scenery for one last time in front of folks chewing up their food! Along with directing and writing, he has made much of his living for over 40 years doing commercial voice overs. And he has coached hundreds, if not thousands, of other actors on how to do the same. He very much enjoyed performing in ACT’s streaming online productions of "A Night Out" and "1940’s Live Radio Presents A Christmas Carol" in which he played Scrooge. Charles is very much looking forward to playing Truman Capote in the one man play "Tru" to be presented at ACT in July.

Mike Jenkins - Mortimer

Mike is very excited to be back on the ACT theater stage, playing Mortimer where for the first time he gets to die and die again. Mike was last seen in My Fair Lady, playing Harry. Mike has been in over 40 productions for ACT going back to 2000's "Annie" where he played Harold Ickes and has gone on to play many fun characters such as Charlie Brown, Le Fou, Prince Dauntless and Hysterium, among others. When not on stage, Mike is an award-winning Wedding DJ and can also be found in the electronics dept. of Target. Mike would like to thank his director, Eric, and the rest of the production team for this wonderful opportunity and a huge thanks to his beautiful, talented wife Ria Peth and their kids Rory and Mae for their support and patience.

Emily Millegan - The Mute

Ashley Millegan - The Mute Alternate

Ashley Millegan, a junior in high school, steps onto the stage as The Mute understudy, having previous notable roles such as the Troll in "Frozen". An introvert who enjoys theater but has a weak singing voice, The Mute was the perfect role for her. Outside of "The Fantasticks", Ashley keeps busy with school, managing that GPA. During the time not spent studying for AP Chem, she enjoys trying to do nothing at all. She is grateful to her family (many who are in the cast) for everything they’ve done for her. ​

Ron Wohl - El Gallo

Ron Wohl El Gallo Ron is pleased to be back on the ACT stage after playing Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, J. B. Biggley in How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying, The Blind Hermit in Young Frankenstein, John in Calendar Girls and Thernardier in Les Miserable. He performed in Witches, The Producers and Mamma Mia (with Theater Arts Guild). At Whidbey Playhouse he played the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Emile de Becque in South Pacific and The Narrator and Mysterious Man in Into the Woods. Ron founded Skagit Opera in 2002, was its General Director for 8 years, and sang in all of his operatic productions. He lives in Anacortes with his wife, Darcie Morris and they both love seeing their young grandchildren, Marli, Bowie and Enzo.

Production Team

Eric Millegan - Director/Mortimer Alternate

Eric Millegan is a professional actor best known as Zack Addy on the TV show Bones. In addition to acting on TV and film, he’s performed onstage as Simon in the 2000 Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, as the “Aquarius” soloist in the Encores production of Hair at NY City Center, as Older Brother in the NY City Opera production of Dead Man Walking at Lincoln Center, and as Harold opposite Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons in the world premiere of Harold & Maude: The Musical written by Tom Jones, the writer of The Fantasticks, at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Eric directed The Fantasticks at Springfield High School in Oregon in 1991 and is grateful for another chance to get it right here in good ol’ 2022. Most recently, he worked as a certified peer counselor at a mental hospital in Sedro-Woolley. He has a BFA degree in Musical Theater from The University of Michigan. His husband Charles, (Henry) brother Jeffrey (Bellomy), and nieces Emily & Ashley (The Mute) are all appearing in this production. He thanks TJ, Cher, Beth, Willow and everyone else at ACT for giving him this opportunity. Next month, he directs Charles in Tru as part of ACT’s Fringe season.

Josh Sharpe - Matt/Assistant Director

Josh Sharpe is excited to be back on stage after too long an absence- and alongside such a talented cast and crew! This is Josh’s first live performance at ACT since "Les Misérables" in 2014 (though you may have seen him in ACT’s virtual productions of "A Christmas Carol and A Killer Party"). When he is not performing, Josh spends his time teaching middle and high school students and writing. You can find his work on such websites as The DisInsider and TheaterMania. He wants to thank his wife Kenzie who always encourages him to pursue his dreams.

Raiðo McComas - Stage Manager/Sound Operator

Raiðo McComas got a call from the producer of The Fantasticks and, upon request, said he'd love to manage the stage. The need for a sound engineer later was just icing on the cake, as his last opportunity to wrangle a soundboard was back in some college he attended occasionally. In his quest to learn just enough about everything to be vaguely omni-competent, he's been employed at a local hardware store for half a dozen years. He's been seen wearing a number of kilts, although not all at once.

Willow McLaughlin - Producer

Willow McLaughlin has been a member of ACT for almost 25 years and in that time has played the roles of: director, actor, producer, stage manager, crew, playwright, Office Administrator, teacher and Class ACT Coordinator. She loves working on musicals because it means that at every rehearsal she gets to listen to super talented people sing. Willow also likes to spend time baking, writing, getting out into nature, and spending time with her husband and two teenage boys. She’s very excited about the production of her original play, A Calculated Retreat, that will be directed by Taylor Bannister and performed in August of 2022 on ACT’s Main stage.

Susan Buszta - Light Design

Susan Buszta is an editor and mom by day and ACT Board secretary by night. She has designed lighting on a variety of ACT productions including Almost Maine, The Last Five Years, My Fair Lady, Number the Stars, Les Miserables, Little Shop of horrors, and more before that. She loves musicals because singing what you're feeling is way more enjoyable than sitting down for a long hard talk.

Julie Johnson-Lindsey - Props

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Cally Holden - Costumes

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Marina Clever - Choreographer

Marina Clever is a choreographer, performer, and arts educator based out of Bellingham and the Seattle area. She's thrilled to be choreographing with ACT for the first time! Other professional choreography credits include Big Fish, Cinderella, and Legally Blonde.

Bruce Rolfe - Trunk Designer/Builder

In the past 14 years Bruce Rolfe has helped build and/or design 68 sets for ACT’s mainstage productions, and, together with Billy Hendrix, wrote the 2018 Christmas play, Noel Noir. He is delighted with the auditorium’s clean new look that removed a myriad of overhead speakers and lights from in front of the proscenium he designed and built eight years ago. Author of the Chip Hale Handyman Mystery Series, Bruce encourages you to shop for each exciting new release at Watermark Book Company where book three will be arriving this summer. Follow him at: www.brucerolfe.com and on Facebook.

Joe Maldonado - Set Construction Leader

With a background in metal work and theatre throughout his high school and college years Joe "Exotic" Maldonado has recently made his great escape to the PNW where he hopes to reignite his former passion for the creative arts. A set hand throughout the entirety of his formative years, Joe is eager to pick up where he left off- Crafting new worlds for audiences that exist only on stage. "The Fantasticks" is his first effort to get back behind the curtain and in his everyday life- when isn't pulling a White Rabbit that is, trying his best not to be late for a very important date- He pens postcards to friends from all over the country, popping into their lives at random and plotting the next great adventure.

Dylan Duncan - Light Board Operator

Dylan is a sophomore at Anacortes High School. He has been studying theater for about 7 years. His favorite role that he has had in a play was River from The Heist Game. One of his favorite hobbies is writing movie plots and watching movies/film; Godzilla specifically. He would like to thank Class Act as a whole for helping him learn more about acting, as he finds interest in it.

Crew

Set Artist – Amanda Savage 

Poster Design – Susan Bustza 

Bio Photos – Taylor Bannister 

Fight Choreogrpher – Bjorn Whitney 

Set Construction Crew

Robert Steele

Raido McComas

Josh Sharpe

Tim McLaughlin

Sarah Holahan

Mitch Findlay 

Set Painters 

Ree Murphy

Carlann Copps

Eric Millegan

Arsen Mourning

Abigail Hanson

Sarah Holahan

Ron Wohl

Light Board Operators 

Dylan Duncan

Ava Gonzales 

Anacortes Community Theatre – Board of Directors

TJ Fantini – President

Rob Hansen – Vice President / Facilities Chair

Susan Buszta – Secretary / Education Chair

Jessica Guzik – Treasurer

Molly Robbins – Production Chair

Anacortes Community Theatre Staff

Operations Coordinator – Abbi Hanson

Production Coordinator – Cher Sauter

Class ACT Coordinator – Willow McLaughlin

Thank you to our Front of House volunteers!

Thank You to Our Major Donors

Richard and Christine Fairbank – In Honor of Malcolm Taylor

Thank You to our 2021 Donors

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