The Good Doctor


The Good Doctor by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov (July 28-August 6, Spectrum Theater Black Box), all performances 8:00pm

Comprised of ten short scenes, ‘The Good Doctor’ is loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s plays and short stories, and narrated by the man himself! This delightful comedy will be directed by HTG’s Managing Director, Krista Pennington.

Tickets are available here.

The Writer: Adam Hyde

David Cobb
Amy Gaston
Walt Riegler
Brenda VanderArk

Much Ado About Nothing


Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (August 11-20, Spectrum Theater Main Stage), all performances 8:00pm

In this modern telling of a classic comedy, a prince and his companions visit the estate of an old friend, leading to plans of love, a war of wits, and a scheme by the Prince’s conniving brother to bring about the downfall of all. HTG co-founder, Keith Oberfeld, will be directing this wonderful play.

Tickets are available here.

Don Pedro: Jay Fischer
Don John: Steve Anderson
Claudio: Ian Brown
Hero: Emily Wetzel
Benedict: Zach Johnson
Beatrice: Danielle Lucksted
Leonato: Patrick Bailey
Antonio: John Folley
Balthasar: David Wood
Conrade: John VanWeezel
Margaret: Annie Bulthuis
Ursula: Janna Rosenkranz
Friar Francis: Liam Tichelaar
Dogberry: Steve Taber
Boy: Jaryse Sessions
Seacole: Amanda Grah
Watchman: Ashley Normand
Watchman: Jennifer VanderMolen

The Time of Your Life


The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan (July 14-23, Spectrum Theater Main Stage), all performances 8:00pm

Set in 1939 San Francisco, ‘The Time of Your Life’ welcomes us into Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon, an island of respite in a chaotic world. Its patrons don’t have much, but together they find opportunities for redemption, recovery, and friendship. This Pulitzer Prize winning work will be directed by HTG’s Artistic Director, Don Rice.

Tickets are available here.

Joe: Liam Tichelaar
Tom: Matthew Gommesen
Kitty: Megan Prangley
Blick: James Quatrine
Kit Carson: Mark Moran
McCarthy: David Wood
Harry: Ian Reul
Wesley: Noah King
Elsie: Laura Uzarski
Lorraine: Ashley Normand
Mary L: Kailey Spect
Newsboy: Jaryse Sessions

Leslie Lenau
Lisa Koller
Todd Joseph
Conor Wolfgram

Roles: Much Ado About Nothing

Roles for Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, directed by Keith Oberfeld

Note from the Director: What follows is some simple information on the characters. I would recommend reading the play, it will give you far better insight. Please note some of the characters have wide age ranges, as we may cast the whole show younger or older depending on who arrives at auditions. Finally, don’t take the ages as cutoffs – if you think you are right for something, audition for it. Also note – there are two dances and possibly some songs. Lack of dancing experience is not an issue, but be prepared to learn

Don Pedro, prince of Arragon
A soldier and a gentleman. Age 30-55.

Don John, his bastard brother
One of Shakespeare’s nastiest villains in a comedy. A truly dislikeable man. A great role to let out your inner bad guy.
Age 30-55.

Claudio, a young lord of Florence
A young soldier, unwise in the ways of the world. In love (soon after the play begins) with Hero.
Age 19-35.

Hero, daughter to Leonato
A beautiful, young and unworldly young woman. In love with Claudio.
Age 17-27 (ish)

Benedick, a young lord of Padua
Another sometimes soldier, and the show’s male lead. Witty, bright, and a lover (at least in his own mind), but NOT a marrying man. Age 28-55.

Beatrice, niece to Leonato
Rapier wit coupled with intelligence and occasional windows of charm. A long history with Benedick (of some sort). They are verbal sparring partners. Another disdainer of marriage. Shakespeare’s greatest female character (in my view)
Age 25-55

Leonato, governor of Messina
Beatrice’s uncle and Hero’s father. A good man of worth, and honor. A sense of humor and down to earth though a powerful man.
Age 40-70

Antonio, his brother
His older brother, past his prime but still in the game
Age 40-70

Balthasar, attendant on Don Pedro
A good manservant, and he should be able to sing
Age 20-40

Conrade, Borachio, followers of Don John
The villainous sidekicks, they play a very large part in the action.
Ages late 20’s to 40

Margaret, Ursula, attendants to Hero
Female servants who have been around. They play a large part in the tricking of Beatrice. Kind of the nicer counterparts of the bad twins above.
Of somewhat loose virtue.
Ages 20-35

Friar Francis
The voice of reason and understanding.
Age 40-70

Dogberry, a constable
The clown. A truly wonderful mangler of language and meaning. Self Important but ultimately the hero of the play, in a way.
Age 30-50

Verges, a headborough
Dogberry’s sidekick and worshiper.
Age 25-60.

A Sexton
A Boy
Messengers, Watch, Attendants, etc.