Making A Dramatic Difference
The CenterPoint Academy motto is “You Belong Here,” and nobody knows that better than the 716 people, ages 3-18, that we train in performing arts. What we really teach them, however, is how to be the awesomest version of themselves.
While the performing arts training, we offer is top-notch, taught by the best local working artists, the end result for the vast majority of our students isn’t the Broadway stage.
Instead, we use the arts to teach lessons that matter in any facet of life – confidence, discipline, leadership, self-esteem, teamwork, friendship, and creativity. Our students learn these universally-relevant skills and become assets wherever they go – at school, at work, at church, and at home.
The Academy provides unique performance opportunities to these students on the CenterPoint Theatre stages, performing for more than 15,000 people per year, in over 125 performances of more than a dozen different shows.
THE SOMEWHAT TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD
is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
Academy Directors – Danny & Wendy Inkley
Director – Emily Holmgren
Producer – Jana Plowman
Fight Choreographer – Spencer Hohl
Stage Manager – Megan Call
Assistant Stage Manager – Sawyer Williams
Technical Director – Derek Walden
Lighting Design – Jordan Fowler
Sound Design – Emily Holmgren
Scenic Design – Kristin Callor
Scenic Charge Artist – Cynthia Klumpp
Scenic Painter – Janae Gibb
Costume Design – Janell Roundy & Shannon Page
Costume Assistant – Marshall Page
Props Mistress – Marilyn Montgomery
Growing up, my mom had a major crush on Errol Flynn and loved Olivia de Havilland in the 1938 film, “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” The music from that film, written by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, has been performed by orchestras all over the world. You will hear some of this music tonight along with some more untraditional selections. When I was 18, I was lucky enough to perform the role of Maid Marian at City Rep’s historic Utah Theater. What did this experience teach me about these great literary characters? I learned that it is no accident that Robin Hood is a classic literary character who has been depicted countless times in books, movies, and adaptations of this story. He is noble. He serves the poor and the needy. He is strong, courageous, romantic, a capable leader, and oh, so likable! In this completely off-the-wall production, we get a completely different spin on this story, along with a taste of Robin’s egotistical side!
We have had so much fun putting this together…we have laughed a lot and hope you will, too!! I hope you get to see the show at least twice because it gets funnier each time you watch it!
The first time you see it, you may say to yourself, what in the world am I watching? Just sit back, toss out all of your expectations for a “classic” play, watch these amazing young performers do their thing, and let yourself go with the fun – Trust me, you’ll laugh! A lot!
I would like to acknowledge the wonderful young people in this production whose good manners, strong work ethic, and overall kindness to myself and one another has truly been an example to me and has inspired me. Thank you to this amazing cast for your goodness! A special thanks to Megan Call who has been never endingly kind and exceptionally efficient, along with being a great choreographer – yes, she is multi-talented! Sawyer has been a wonderful assistant stage manager for the project and Lucy was a lifesaver to step in while Megan was gone. A shout out to the production staff at CenterPoint – Janell, Shannon, Jordan and Marilyn. Thank you for lending us your amazing artistic talents! Thanks especially to Wendy and Jana for welcoming me and making me feel at home. Also, thank you Spencer Hohl for training us in stage combat and choreographing our fight scenes – we learned so much from you! A final thanks to my wonderful spouse Nels for supporting me again on another project.
Enjoy this somewhat (emphasis on somewhat) classic tale of Robin Hood! Huzzah!! Huzzah!!
Scene 1 – Merry Men Camp in Sherwood Forest
Scene 2 – Another Part of Sherwood Forest
Scene 3 – Merry Men Camp in Sherwood Forest
Scene 4 – The Castle Throne Room
Scene 5 – Merry Men Camp in Sherwood Forest
Scene 6 – Lady Marian’s Chamber’s/The Castle
Scene 7 – Merry Men Camp in Sherwood Forest
Scene 8 – The Dungeon of Demise
Scene 1 –The Dungeon of Demise
Scene 2 – The Castle Throne Room
Scene 3 – Merry Men Camp in Sherwood Forest
Scene 4 – The Castle Grounds
Scene 5 – The Castle Grounds
Scene 6 – The Castle Grounds
|Character - Saxton Cast||Name|
|Robin Hood||TJ McGowan|
|Maid Marian||Libby Anderson|
|Town's Guy||Fletcher Schweppe|
|Prince John||Keegan Bailey|
|Sheriff of Nottingham||Grant Nielsen|
|Lady in Waiting||Sophie Anderson|
|Friar Tuck||Brett Anderson|
|Will Scarlett||Wyatt Moody|
|Little John||Henry Holmgren|
|Allan Adale||Gregson Nash|
|Fawning Lady 1||Maclayne Inkley|
|Fawning Lady 2||Becca Marsden|
|Fawning Lady 3||Lyndee Young|
|Fawning Lady 4||Chloe Ashby|
|Fawning Lady 5||Lily Ellsworth|
|Guard 1||Marshall Page|
|Guard 2||Sadie Hogan|
|Guard 3||Andrew Martin|
|Guard 4||Alice Holmgren|
We are thrilled about our 2022 Season at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. Whether you are a long-time part of our CPT family or a new season ticket holder, the lineup for 2022 is packed with shows that will keep you coming back again and again.
They say laughter is the best medicine, so get ready for a much-needed dose delivered up in The Play That Goes Wrong. Set in the 1920s, the actors of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society do their level best to uphold the time-honored adage that “the show must go on” as they present to you the opening night of “Murder at Haversham Manor”. Quickly things go from bad to disastrous, and with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t seem to play dead, and actors who not only trip over their lines, but everything else on stage, you have the recipe for a riotous dose of healing laughter!
It’s IMPOSSIBLE not to love the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This beautifully staged show is filled with romance, hope, unforgettable melodies, and of course, magic. It’s the perfect show for the whole family!
Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers and sons, and the stories we use to define and shape our lives. The music is as beautiful and powerful as the story, and you just may walk away with some new favorites.
Go Go Go Joe! One of the most enduring musicals of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the envy of their favored brother with his coat of many colors. Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this show is a musically eclectic journey masterfully told using different genres of memorable tunes you’ll be singing long after. Joseph is a great show for the entire family.
Bright Star is a beautifully written musical about a young woman growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We see her first as a young carefree woman and then watch how her life changes as she becomes a well-to-do magazine editor 22 years later. Her story is inevitably woven with that of an idealistic young man named Billy, with whom she shares a mysterious connection. The bluegrass score, (written by actor Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) provides a rich musical palette with which this story is painted.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to see Elf, The Musical. This wildly popular musical is packed with all the magical ingredients needed for the perfect start to your Christmas season. Come along with Buddy the Elf on his adventure to find his dad and ultimately save Christmas!
The Academy Fan Club is our theatre guild. It’s a group of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and other Academy fans. It’s designed to take the incredible spirit of volunteerism and support here and to organize it in a more formal, effective way. The Fan Club supports the Academy with teaching, feeding, building, breaking down, costuming, propping, teaching, fundraising, and other cool things that make the Academy awesome.
Most of these Fan Club opportunities don’t take much time, but they make a real difference. You can see more about the Fan Club here:
Most importantly, WE LOVE GRANDPARENTS!!!
Grandparents are some of our biggest fans, and lots of our interest in even forming the Fan Club was to involve the grands. We want to include as many of them as possible.
To get involved, you can sign up online at the link above. And if you have questions, feel free to email Margo Beecher at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come play with CenterPoint Academy!
Auditions will take place by appointment from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon. The show runs March 13th through April 11th. Shelby Ferrin will direct, Aaron Ford will choreograph and Tara Wardle will music direct.
Bring any conflicts from January 6th through April 11th along with a headshot and resume to auditions. Callbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th. Rehearsals will start Monday, January 13th.
Auditions are open to all performers 8 years and older. Children are encouraged to audition with a parent or guardian. All roles are open. Come prepared to sing 30 seconds or less of a song in the style of the show. Live accompaniment will be provided. No pre-recorded music please.
Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North, 400 West in Centerville. Enter in the building on the west side basement entrance. Please email the theatre at email@example.com to schedule an audition time.
Note: ages listed are approximate and represent how the characters read onstage, not necessarily the ages of the performers. Please note, where applicable, any requirements for on-stage intimacy or physicality.
MALE ROLES: HAROLD HILL: Smooth-talking con man and traveling salesman who beguiles the town before falling in love with Marian; overflowing with charm and charisma; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell. RANGE: Ab2-F4, AGE: 30-45
MARCELLUS WASHBURN: Former con man and friend to Harold, now trying to settle down in River City; immensely likeable with comic timing; kisses Ethel; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell; leads an energetic dance. RANGE: A4-G2, AGE: 25-40
MAYOR GEORGE SHINN: The Mayor of River City, protective of his town and family; self-important, blustery, pompous, but not too bright. RANGE: Any, AGE: 40-60
WINTHROP PAROO: Marian’s adorable little brother who speaks with a lisp; precocious but moody. RANGE: C4-Eb5, AGE: 9-12
CHARLIE COWELL: Rival traveling salesman out to expose Harold Hill; determined and moralistic; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Marcellus and Harold; may also play a townsperson in some scenes. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-45
TOMMY DJILAS: Trouble-making teenager who becomes an assistant leader of the boys’ band; rebellious but smart and handsome. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20
JACEY SQUIRES: Owner of livery stable and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the high tenor; married to Mrs. Squires. RANGE: C3-C5, AGE: 25-55
EWART DUNLOP: Owner of the general store and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the second tenor; married to Maud. RANGE: F3-F5, AGE: 25-55
OLIVER HIX: Banker and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the baritone; married to Alma. RANGE: B2-F4, AGE: 25-55
OLIN BRITT: Newspaper editor and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the bass. RANGE: F2-C4, AGE: 25-55
OTHER ROLES FOR MEN: Constable Locke, the town sheriff; Train conductor; Traveling salesmen; River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes some of them in “families”; River City boys/teens who sing, dance and join the boys’ band
FEMALE ROLES: MARIAN PAROO: Town librarian and piano teacher, sister of Winthrop and daughter of Mrs. Paroo; well-read, independent, head-strong, beautiful but elusive, hopelessly romantic but intensely guarded; kisses Harold and Charlie Cowell; RANGE: G3-A5, AGE: 25-35
MRS. PAROO: Widowed mother to Marian and Winthrop; sweet, cheerful, always busy, and slightly intrusive in her daughter’s love life; speaks with an Irish accent. RANGE: Ab3-Eb5, AGE: 45-55
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife, a know-it-all busybody who knows everyone and everything in town; self-important, grandiose, gossipy, snobbish, and easily flattered; must have great comedic range without being over-the-top. RANGE: D4-D5, AGE: 40-50
AMARYLLIS: Marian’s piano student who likes Winthrop but teases him; sweet but a little bratty; must pretend to play the piano. RANGE: C4-E5, AGE: 9-12
ZANEETA SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s teenage daughter with a crush on Tommy Djilas; cute, feminine, a little daffy; dances energetically. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20
GRACIE SHINN: Mayor’s younger daughter. RANGE: Any, AGE: 9-12 ETHEL TOFFELMIER: Player piano player and town gossip who is dating Marcellus; jolly and friendly, but gossipy; kisses Marcellus. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-35
ALMA HIX: Wife of Oliver Hix and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-45 MAUD DUNLOP: Wife of Ewart Dunlop and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55 MRS. SQUIRES: Wife of Jacey Squires and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55
OTHER ROLES FOR WOMEN/GIRLS: River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes, some of them in “families”; River City girls/teens who sing and dance.