VP 2004 Psycho Beach Party

Psycho Beach Party

Written By: Charles Busch
Directed by: Julie Zatko
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Contains adult language and adult situations
“Psycho Beach Party” is a summer-stock show, not part of the 2004-2005 regular season.

Run of Show

“Psycho Beach Party” ran June 25-27, 2004.
All tickets are just $8 at the door, no pre-sales, no reservations, no discounts.


Do you remember Psycho, The Three Faces of Eve, Spellbound and Gidget? Ever wondered what would have happened if Gidget was a little .. disturbed? Then you’ll love Psycho Beach Party. Psycho Beach Party is a clever spoof of the infamous 1960s beach movie craze. This camp adaptation takes place on Malibu beach. The plot, if there is one, revolves around 16-year old Florence Forrest and her insatiable quest to become a Surf Queen. Florence (nicknamed “Chicklet” because when the other girls sprouted, and became “chicks,” she stayed behind, a skinny “chicklet”) has another problem, though: multiple personalities (best line: “It’s like two Chicklets in one bod.”). But not just two, two, two twits in one…Chicklet’s mind contains a dozen or more alter-egos, including vamping dominatrix Anne Bowman, soul-sister Safeway-checker Tyene, male model heartthrob Steve.

Contains adult language.

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Yo Yo Ryan Mahaffey
Dee Dee Ondrea Sabo
Nicky Alex Read
Provoloney Tony Schwab
Star Cat Julie Zatko
Chicklet Abby Youngs
Kanaka D. Nicholas Hansen
Berdine Deanne Miller
Marvel Ann Erin Keaton
Mrs. Forrest Jimmy Pickle
Bettina Barnes Laura Ahrens
B-Rad Brad Riker
Ciella Summer Angela Metcalf

Production Staff

Director Julie Zatko
Assistant Director Jake Gordy
Producers Ryan Mahaffey
Set Design Laura Ahrens & Jake Gordy
Stage Manager Debbie Marinik
Lighting Designer Deanne Miller & Julie Zatko
Lighting Crew Debbie Marinik
Costume Design Cast
Property Masters Paige Price
Property Crew Ryan Biel
Set Construction Laura Ahrens, Jake Gordy, Brad Riker, Abby Youngs
Scenic Art Laura Ahrens, Jake Gordy, Deanne Miller, Brad Riker, Abby Youngs, Julie Zatko
Sound Design Julie Zatko
Sound Crew Bo Durham
Program Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Ahrens
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberly Bruggemann, Darlene Hatfield, Sue Holliger, Joe & Carol Kwiatkowski, John Farnham Scott, Rita Stubinski, Roger Whitmore, Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing
Marquee Signs Bob Smith
Cast Photography Frank Venda
Special Thanks Club Rain, Litehouse Pools, Lowe’s – Alexis Road, Sherwin-Williams – Woodville Mall, Sandy’s Stuff, Joshua Pheils, Lora Pheils

The Show!

Place: On and around a beach in Malibu

Time: 1962