Production Year – 2008

Perils at Petrolia
Or Dastardly Doings at the Derrick
Or Foiled by Oil

Perils at Petrolia - 2008

a melodrama by Rita Baker
Remount of a play first produced by Petrolia Players (a precursor to Petrolia Community Theatre) in March 1976

Based around an oil well, this happily-ever-after, old-fashioned melodrama features heroines and villains.
Poor plotting of the nearly broke, Sir Sidney Slick, who is told by the Gypsy that Henry Fairburn’s oil well is about to ‘come in’ and make the owner very rich leads to twists and turns.
Slick, hoping to get rich quick with very little effort, tries to buy the well, but Fairburn won’t sell. Slick is not one to let a little word like “no” stand in between him and wealth. He won’t let a little thing like murder stand in his way.
Several love interests are threaded through the story. Emmeline falls in love with Charles, but her mother Florence, thinks she can do better.
Maud hopes for the affections of oil man Eureka, but he hasn’t grasped the concept of courting, let alone, marriage!
Music, mayhem and a heroine tied to the tracks… no wait, this is Petrolia and she is tied to an oil well.

Who will save her before the well blows up?

CAST

Henry Fairburn – George Stephen

Florence Fairburn – Dina McPhee

Emmeline – Danielle Aarssen

Eureka Smith – Lorne Liddiard

Maud Tank – Kristina Campbell

Charles Angelhart – Nash Liddiard

Oriole – Katie McPhee

Gypsy – Evelyn Ward de Roo

Sir Sidney Slick ( akias Igor OOzlofski: the villain; a “remittance” man) – Frank Trainor

Voice of Sir Sidney Slick’s alter ego – Steve Carapiet

CREW

Director – Patci Stephen

Assistant Director – Sylvia Fairbank

Music Director and Piano Man – Steve Carapiet

Producer – Gwen Trone

Stage Manager – Charlene Mumberson

Wardrobe – Helen Ollerenshaw

Set – Tony Martin, Jane Austin

Props – Jennifer Weed

Special Effects – Bert de Roo

 

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story - 2008

book by Jean Shepherd – adapted by Philip Grecian

CAST

Ralph – Steve Carapiet

Ralphie – Tim Mayhead

Mother – Maureen Grandis

The Old Man – Doug Wright

Randy – Warren Potter

Flick – Andrew Moxley

Schwartz – Shawn Calvank

Ester Jane – Jennie McPhee

Helen – Dina McPhee

Miss Shields – Katie Proctor

Scut Farkas – Dylan Sylvester

Black Bart – Nathan Calvank

Desperado 1 – Jeremy Bolzon

Desperado 2 – Kyle Chamaillard

Red Ryder, Cowboy – Enzo Bolzon

Tree Lot Owner – Jimmy Plunkett

Delivery Man – Jimmy Plunkett

Santa Claus – Art Parkes

Elf – Amanda Calvank

Elf – Avery Brzobohaty

Mrs. Schwartz – Shelly Podolinsky

Neighbour – Bert de Roo

Radio Announcer – Warren Graham

Principal – Bert de Roo

Policeman – Jimmy Plunkett

Fireman – Enzo Bolzon

CREW

Director – Carol Graham

Producer – Warren Graham

Assistant Producer – Barbara Prescott

Stage Manager – Wendy Bratanek

ASM – Charlene Mumberson, Barbara Prescott

Book Holder – Shelley Podolinsky

Costumes – Karen Whiting

Costume Assistant – Bea Vasey

Dresser – Gail Potter, Wendy Calvank, Shelley Podolinsky

Set Construction – Warren Graham

Set Decor – Karen Benusik

Props – Sylvia Fairbank, Jennifer Weed

Props Assistant – Gavin Snelgrove

Special Effects – Bert de Roo

Hair – Lindsay Peterson

Hair Assistants – Carla Rankin, Wendy Peterson

Poster Design – Carol Graham

Program Layout – Carol Graham

Program Editor/Writer – Pat McGee

Program Ads – Danna Andrade

Tickets – Wendy Bratanek

Publicity – Lindsay Peterson

Web Publicity – Tracy Bolzon

Stage Crew – Warren Graham, Nathan Calvank, Kyle Chamaillard, Jeremy Bolzon

Set Decors – Sylvia Fairbank, Jennifer Weed

Sound Operator – John MacIntyre

Sound Assistant – Mark Richter

Lighting Design – Dan Nagle

Lighting Operators – Wally Richter, Kyle Richter

Set Painters – Karen Benusik, Jennifer Weed, Kathy Berry, Wendy Calvank, Carol Graham

Photography – Mary Ann Minaker
Lobby Display – Amanda Calvank

Box Office – Jane Cadman

House Manager – Laurissa Ellsworth

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