VP 2003 Blues in the Night

Blues in the Night

Music by: Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and others
Directed by: Wes Skinner
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Run of Show

“Blues in the Night” ran September 12-27, 2003, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, second Sunday at 2:00pm
Ticket Information


The universal language of the blues wails out full and strong in the dynamite “dramatic revue” of twenty-six hot and torchy numbers that tell of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences three women have with the lying, cheating snake of a man who does them wrong. Featured songs include Willow Weep for Me, Taking a Chance on Love, Stompin’ at the Savoy and Lush Life.

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

The Lady from the Road Karla Behrman
The Woman of the World Dana Pilrose
The Girl with a Date Ellen Noneman
The Man in the Saloon Jake Gordy

The Band

Piano Deb Wlodarski
Drums Ray Woods
Bass David Begley

The Production Staff

Director Wes Skinner
Producer Paige Price & Steve Essick
Musical Director Debbie Wlodarski
Set Design John Henry & Wes Skinner
Stage Manager Laura Ahrens & Debbie Marinik
Lighting Designer Mike Henning & Deanne Miller
Lighting Crew Allison Dunn, Bo Durham, John Jennens, Ben Lumbrezer, Dan Marinik, Deanne Miller, Pat Tansey, Natalie Tucker, Amanda Witkowski
Costume Design Kate Argow & Sondra Henry
Property Masters Nancy Janney
Property Crew Nancy Janney, Suzanne Dennis, Peggy Lester
Stage Crew Bob Smith
Set Construction Steve Mierzejewski, Bob Smith
Scenic Art Laura Ahrens, John Henry, Paige Price
Set Dressing Jan Lewis, Joe Kwiatkowski
Program Dale Moore & Don Weber
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Ahrens
House Manager Ann Veasey
Season Ticket Marketing Kathie Weber
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberly Bruggemann, Sue Holliger, Joe & Carol Kwiatkowski, John Farnham Scott, Roger Whitmore, Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing The Copy Center
Cast Photography Mike McDermott
Special Thanks Blissfield General Store, Children’s Theatre Workshop, City of Toledo, Joe Kwiatkowski, Sandy’s Stuff, University of Toledo’s Dept. of Theatre and Film

The Show!

Time: Late 1930’s

Act I Musical Numbers
Blue Blues The Company
Four Walls (And One Dirty Window) Blues The Man and The Lady
I’ve Got A Date With A Dream The Woman and The Girl
New Orleans Hop Scop Blues The Lady
Stompin’ At The Savoy The Woman
Taking A Chance On Love The Girl
It Makes My Love Come Down The Woman
Lush Life The Woman
I’m Just A Lucky So-and-So The Man
Take Me For A Buggy Ride The Lady
Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues The Man
Lover Man The Lady
Willow Weep For Me The Girl
Kitchen Man The Lady
When Your Lover Has Gone The Girl
Take It Right Back The Women
Act II
Jam Session The Band
Blues In The Night The Company
Dirty No-Gooder’s blues The Lady
When A Woman Loves A Man/Am I Blue? The Company
Rough And Ready Man The Woman
Reckless Blues The Girl
Wasted Life Blues The Lady
Baby Doll The Man
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out The Company
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues The Women
Four Walls The Company