Past Performances

Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs

Spring 2022

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

“A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor…” based on the treasured 1912 novel by Jean Webster. “Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.*” (*MTI)

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It's A Wonderful Life
Wonderful Life

Fall 2021

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

From the famous film directed and produced by Frank Capra, is a play faithfully adapted by Doug Rand. This fantastic portrayal of the classic film, originally starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, is the never-old love story of George and Mary Bailey and is a compelling evaluation of what gives life value and meaning.

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The Happiest Millionaire

Spring 2021

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

The true story of Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, an eccentric millionaire with pet alligators and a boxing Bible club. This lively story followed the journey of his three children as they navigated growing up, falling in love, and heaven forbid… maybe getting to the age where they might want to leave this perfectly happy home.

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Beau Jest

Fall 2020

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

BEAU JEST, by James Sherman was about Sarah, a Jewish young woman whose parents were desperate for her to find and marry a nice Jewish man. She was so tired of their interference that she hired an actor to play her Jewish boyfriend for a family dinner – only, he didn’t end up being Jewish after all. His name was Bob. You can imagine all the craziness that ensued!

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She Loves Me

Spring 2020

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

Kellie Cunningham, Vocal Coach

She Loves Me” is the musical version of “The Shop Around the Corner,” starring Jimmy Stewart in 1940. The beloved story was re-released in 1998 as “You’ve Got Mail.” In this live, musical version, with a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, we follow Georg & Amalia, while constantly at odds with one another at work, have unknowingly been pen pals through a “lonely hearts” advertisement. As relationships in the shop become strained, the two depend more and more on their letters, eagerly anticipating finally meeting in person. Love, laughter, heartbreak and dreams all come together in this highly energetic musical featuring much loved songs, including “Tonight at Eight,” “Will He Like Me?,” “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “She Loves Me” and more!

While our version ended just as we were heading into production, the students did an amazing job bringing this beautiful and colorful musical and it’s characters to life.

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A Murder Is Announced

Fall 2019

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

It isn’t every day that a local newspaper foretells the time and place of a murder, especially in a sleepy village in the English countryside. Curious residents drew to the home of Miss Blacklock in anticipation, only to become entangled in the crime itself! Audiences followed along as a determined inspector and keen minded Miss Marple unraveled the mystery. did they keep everyone safe and sort through the secrets hidden in plain sight? A classic Agatha Christie puzzle with a script By Leslie Darbon Adapted “A Murder is Announced” was full of twists and turns, hidden identities, mixed motives, and relentless pursuit of justice.

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Sabrina Fair

Spring 2019

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

A delightful romantic comedy set in 1950s Long Island, Sabrina Fair ushers you into the luxurious life of the Larrabees—a family accustomed to leisure, power, and influence. All is calm and as it should be until Sabrina Fairchild, the chauffeur’s daughter, arrives home from Paris. She returns to the apartment above the garage a refined woman, but unsure of one thing. Could a French suitor have a chance to win her heart? Or is she still in love with charismatic and charming David Larrabee? While many would no doubt the suitability of their relationship, what would David’s older brother Linus think? In fact, is Linus himself – confident, controlled and even stern – immune to Sabrina’s charm, excitement, and love of life? Will the Larabee family survive Sabrina’s reappearance in their lives? Or maybe, just maybe, they will wonder how they ever survived without her. Sabrina Fair was a beautiful story that sparkled with wit and humor, love and family.

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The 39 Steps

Fall 2018

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

Seth Bowling, AD

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a thrilling spy novel, add a splash of comedy, and you have The 39 Steps — a fast-paced whodunit! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, suspense, and good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, Richard Hannay finds himself caught in national intrigue when a woman claiming to be a spy tells him about the mysterious “39 Steps.” Can he help her before she is caught by their enemies? Soon, a shadowy organization is hot on his trail, and Hannay becomes the focus of a countrywide manhunt with national security on the line! With more than 150 characters played by 4 or 5 flexible and brilliant actors/actresses, this show brought uproarious laughter and imaginative stagecraft together in an unforgettable semester of live theater!

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The Secret Garden

Spring 2018

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

James Phillipps, Elisa Adams & Seth Bowling, AD Conducted by Taylor Arnone

Continuing our celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the revival of TMU Theatre Arts, we are delighted to bring this gorgeous, musical adaptation of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden.” Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s music and lyrics are a perfect addition to this beloved story of forgiveness, redemption, and the importance of love and community. After her parent’s untimely death in India, lonely Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive uncle in Yorkshire, England. Members of the household and community reach out to Mary to try to sooth her broken heart, but they are surprised by the ways she – with the help of a forgotten and secret garden – is used to bring them together.

Over the River and Through the Woods

Fall 2017

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

James Phillipps and Elisa Adams, AD

By Joe DiPietro

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

Nick visits his grandparents in Hoboken, NJ every Sunday for dinner. But what lengths will his grandparents go to keep him from moving to Seattle? As they plan blind dates and tempt him with never-ending, mouthwatering meals, Nick has to evaluate what is important in life and learn to count the cost of his decisions. This show promises gut-wrenching laughter and a story that pulls on your heartstrings and causes you to consider, along with Nick, what matters most in life.

Northanger Abbey

Spring 2017

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

James Phillipps, AD and Elisa Adams AD

CAST: Micaiah Christopher, Rebecca Laird, Joshua Nelson, Rebeqah James, Kaitlynn Morgan, Abigail Olson, Jon Denys, Kailey Richardson, Luke Bailey, Daniel Barulich, Seth Bowling, Katie Pennington, Beth Cathcart, Faith Gates, Peter LaCom, Jennifer Martin, Christina Meitler, Jubilee Philipp, Dustin Dudley, Jeff Caparula, Robbie Provost and 40+ others on our production crew!

Jane Austen wrote “Northanger Abbey” in a time when the overly dramatic Gothic Literature was quite in fashion and she observed the dangers of young people becoming too immersed in their novels. This story followed one such young woman named Catherine, making her first expedition out into the world. She interacts with real people in the real world while struggling to control an imagination that had been influenced by too many novels. This specific play was especially impactful in telling this story as it had a group of characters that depicted Catherine’s thoughts/imaginations/mind. The climax of the story came after Catherine was painfully confronted by a true friend and asked “what ideas have you been admitting?” There was then a scene where she visibly had to take her thoughts captive and banish the undisciplined thoughts from her mind. The overwhelming majority of audience members were quite struck by this theme and many even used the word “convicted” by it, along with the themes of developing true character, having friends who speak the truth and not flattery, and more.

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You Can't Take it With You

Fall 2016

Directed & Produced by Tricia Hulet

James Phillipps, AD and Elisa Adams AD

CAST: Daniel Barulich, KariAnne Frazer, Emilio Gutierrez, Jubilee Philipp, Jeff Caparula, Christina Meitler, Luke Bailey, Ryan Selga, Kailey Richardson, Rebecca Meitler, Chandler Johnston, Kyle Shannon, Joshua Nelson, Tamar Butler-Robinson, Elizabeth Anderson, Peter LaCom and 38 others on our production crew!

Audiences adored this classic comedy of errors! “You Can’t Take It With You” delivered a fun, entertaining evening for all! Set in 1930’s New York City, the Sycamore family, filled with aspiring artists, ballerinas, writers, inventors, amateur firework makers and more, seems a bit crazy! Especially when compared to the upper-crust, reliable, respectable Kirby family. But when Tony Kirby falls in love with Alice Sycamore, we start to wonder if perhaps the Sycamores have life figured out more than we think! After all, you can have all the riches in the world, but you can’t take it with you!