VP 2016 Tomfoolery


Tomfoolery will run May 6 – 21, 2016
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, there is a 2pm matinée on Sunday, May 15, and an additional 8pm performance on Thursday, May 19th. See our calendar for the full schedule.
Standard tickets are $20, or $18 for Seniors (60+) and students with valid ID.

Based on The Tom Lehrer Songbook, and a show like no other. Written by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray, with music and lyrics by Tom Lehrer, this is one wildly wicked musical revue of novelty songs (there are no sad ones in this bunch). Music, laughter, and no one spared—when you’re dealing with the humor of Tom Lehrer, nothing is sacred.

  • Music and Lyrics by Tom Lehrer
  • Adapted by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray
  • Musical Arrangements by Chris Walker and Robert Fisher
  • Directed by: Bill Quinlan
  • Produced by special arrangement with MTI – Music Theatre International

You may view the full program by clicking here.

The Cast

  • Laura Crawford
  • Lane Hakel
  • Robert Holdren
  • Jill Reinstein

The Crew

Bill Quinlan
Musical Director:
Heidi Clausius
Bonnie Brandburg & Patrick Drummond
Stage Manager:
Kathreine Swartzbeck
Lighting Design:
Eric Simpson
Sound Designer:
Patrick Drummond
Lighting & Sound Crew:
Evan James Copeland & Liane Golightly
Props Gatherer:
Chris Jagodzinski
Costume Design:
Chris Jagodzinski & Cast
Back Stage Crew:
Eric Simpson
Set Designer:
Chris Jagodzinski
Set Builder:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
Set Painters:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
Set Dressers:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski
House Manager:
Evan James Copeland
Box Office Manager:
Jake Gordy
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Marie Adkins, Carol Ann Allen, Les & Melissa Beland, Gary Blanchard, Sandy Blanchard, Bonnie Brandburg, Judy Breese, Deb Brescol, Janet Butterfield, Evan James Copeland, Connie Darling, Nancy de la Garza, Richard & Lilianne Dockett, Pam Engle, Sarah Hammye, Beth Harp, Darlene Hatfield, Helene Kilcourse, Marilyn Kline, Debbie Krieger, Garry & Marcia Kudlinski, Denise McHue, Jean Mills, Ruth Moeller, Jaymes Mull, Jason Neymeiyer, Sam & Darlene Partin, Rick & Jane Bihn Perse, Gary Peters, Dean Redfield, Jon & Tamara Riggs, Lorenzo Salazar, Lydia Schafer, Vickie Serr, Cheryl Shinover, Harry Shulman, Suzette Skowronski, Bob & Marian Smith, Paul Soska, Dr. Rick Szczygielski, Diana West, & Laura Zelenka
Chris Jagodzinski
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Chris Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Music Theatre International
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski

The Show

Be Prepared
Poisoning Pigeons In The Park
I Wanna Go Back To Dixie
My Home Town
Bright College Days
Fight Fiercely, Harvard
The Elements
The Folk Song Army
In Old Mexico
She’s My Girl
When You Are Old And Gray
Wernher Von Braun
Who’s Next?
I Got It From Agnes
National Brotherhood Week

So Long, Mom
The Hunting Song
The Irish Ballad
New Math
Silent E
George Murphy
Oedipus Rex
I Hold Your Hand In Mine
The Masochism Tango
The Old Dope Peddler
The Vatican Rag
We Will All Go Together When We Go

The Biographies

Production Staff

VP 2016 Tomfoolery - Bill Quinlan
Bill Quinlan (Director) has directed over 40 plays and musicals across the U.S. Most recently, he directed Shrek, The Musical at Oregon Community Theatre. As a writer, Bill’s plays have been produced in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. On camera, he has appeared in the HBO series OZ and in various independent films and industrial presentations. As a stage actor, Bill has appeared in over 150 productions, including several world premieres across the country. Bill recently directed Bakersfield Mist and played a role in Other Desert Cities for Actors Collaborative Theatre. At The Village Players, he appeared as Wilfred Bond in Quartet and James in this year’s Circle Mirror Transformation. Bill is also an accomplished teacher and coach. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC) and The Dramatists Guild. Thanks to Katie and Conor, Dramatists Guild. Thanks to Katie and Conor, Andrew, Dawn, Bridget, Natalie and Erin.
VP 2016 Tomfoolery - Heidi Clausius
Heidi Clausius (Musical Director) is a classically trained vocal coach and chamber musician. Returning to music full time after leaving an 18 year career in real estate, she recently had the opportunity to pursue her Master’s Degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from BGSU. Heidi’s first experience playing musical theatre was for Young Frankenstein in 2014. Tomfoolery is her first crack as music director. She loves the diversity of the songs and humor in this production. Her favorite aspect of the show is in the musical partnering between her and her fabulous cast members. A native of Toledo, Heidi is married to Jeff, has a daughter who studies fashion design in NYC, and a son who attends Sylvania Southview. She maintains a private piano studio in her home and is preparing her first solo recital in over 26 years. It will be presented at the University of Toledo in November 2016.
VP 2016 Tomfoolery - Katherine Swartzbeck
Katherine Swartzbeck (Stage Manager) is excited to be a part of Tomfoolery! She is a junior at Perrysburg High School and enjoys figure skating. Katherine has been the stage manager at Perrysburg High School for Kong’s Night Out, the Winter One Acts 2016, and at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre for their production of Picnic. Some of her favorite backstage credits include Rumors, West Side Story, and Mary Poppins from Perrysburg High School, as well as The Sound of Music, and Shrek the Musical with Perrysburg Musical Theatre. This is her first show with The Village Players and she would like to thank everyone for making her feel welcome. She hopes that the audience is ‘prepared’ for a night of fun!

The Cast

VP 2016 Tomfoolery - Laura Crawford
Laura Crawford has been performing at The Village Players since its 54th Season, appearing as Tempura in the musical Adrift In Macao. Since then, she’s sung on The Village stage in [title of show] as Susan, Clue! The Musical as The Detective, and most recently in The Toledo Rep’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre. Laura is also involved deeply behind the scenes, serving as a sound designer/tech, running crew, and assistant director for various productions. Laura would like to remind the audience that all of the opinions espoused here should be listened to with tongue firmly planted in cheek, and are not necessarily those of the performers. (Except for that “Pigeons” bit. That could be fun.)
VP 2016 Tomfoolery - Lane Hakel
Lane Hakel is happy to be back at The Village and singing songs he has known since he was a kid. Last seen here in the Norm Foster plays Looking and The Love List, Lane is a multi-Northwest OCTA award winning actor that has been appearing on NWOhio stages regularly for the past 15 years. Favorite roles include John Adams in 1776 with F.U.M., Charlie in The Foreigner, Jack/Stephanie in Leading Ladies, and Lloyd in Noises Off, all at The Rep, and as the title character in The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon with his home theater, The Black Swamp Players in Bowling Green. Lane thanks Bill and Heidi for this opportunity to relive a part of his childhood.
VP 2016 Tomfoolery - Robert Holdren
Robert Holdren is 30 years old. Tomfoolery will be his first show with The Village Players. He has acted and sung in 4 shows with Oregon Community Theatre. He was Grantaire in Les Miserable. Also, he played Sir Dennis Galahad, and a cameo as the Black Knight in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Also, this past spring he played multiple characters in Forbidden Broadway. In the last show OCT presented, Moonlight and Magnolias, Robert got to see the backstage life as stage manager. Also he has performed in the Waite High School show choir, Concert (Honors), And Men’s chorus for 4 years. Robert was also part of the chorus for a production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Peristyle with the Lutheran churches. He like to thank his family for their tremendous support with this endeavor. He would like to thank Bill Quinlan and The Village Players for the opportunity to do this amazing show.
VP 2016 Tomfoolery - Jill Reinstein
Jill Reinstein is thrilled to be making her Village Players debut in Tomfoolery. She most recently played Yente in Fiddler on the Roof with the Epiphany Players, and sang the role of Olive’s Mom at the Toledo Rep in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Jill has also worked with the Oregon Community Theatre in Shrek, Forbidden Broadway, and Spamalot. Jill works at the Valentine Theater box office and works with the Young Rep as a director. Thanks to my family and friends for their love and support. Thanks to Bill, Bobby, Heidi, Lane and Laura for helping me laugh the dust of winter away. And thank you to all of The Village Players family for letting me come over and play at your house!