The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

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The Hopes and Fears of All the Years - Production History

Production History

California State University - Fullerton: December 2002
Arena Theatre - Department of Theatre and Dance
Commission
Fullerton, CA
"The Hopes And Fears Of All The Years" was commissioned by the Department of Theatre and Dance of California State University in Fullerton, CA (Cal State Fullerton) for production December 5 - 15, 2002 in the Arena Theatre.
Susan Hallman, Chair of the Department.

Directed by Dean W. Hess
Musical direction by Brett Strader and Mitchel Hanlon
Scenic Design by Debra Garcia Lockwood
Costume Design by Abel Zeballos
Lighting Design by Kendra Roberts
Hair & Makeup Design by Kelly Musson
Sound Design by John R. Fisher
Stage Manager was Cassandra Carbone
Assistant Stage Managers were Tabatha Daly and Steven Volpe
Brett Strader on piano in performance.

Book and Additional Lyrics by Matthew A. Everett,
Music and Lyrics by Rob Hartmann.

The cast was as follows:

ABBY (1998, 1971, 1951) / ANN (1921): Kim Purdy
MOLLY (1998) / KITTY (1971, 1951) / ABIGAIL (1921): Sage Thommen
GAIL (1998) / JANICE (1971) / MARGARET (1951, 1921): Sarah Robson
JEFF (1998, 1971) / NED (1951) / DAVID (1921): Matt Lara
JEREMY (1998) / MICKEY (1971, 1951) / WILL (1921): Brad Standley
ETHAN (1998) / BENJI (1971) / BEN (1951) / JOSHUA (1921): Daniel James Canady
 

California State University - Fullerton: August 2002
Arena Theatre - Department of Theatre and Dance
Commission
Fullerton, CA
"The Hopes And Fears Of All The Years" was workshopped at the Department of Theatre and Dance of California State University in Fullerton, CA (Cal State Fullerton) from August 10 through 18, 2002 in preparation for fall rehearsals. There was a public reading at the end of the process on August 18, 2002 in the Arena Theatre to see how the script and songs were working for an audience.
Susan Hallman, Chair of the Department.

Dean W. Hess, Professor of Theatre, directed.

Book and Additional Lyrics by Matthew A. Everett,
Music and Lyrics by Rob Hartmann.

Stephen Hulsey at the piano in rehearsal and performance.

Note: in this earlier draft, David was being played by the actor playing Jeremy and Mickey; Will was being played by the actor playing Ethan, Ben and Benji; and Joshua was being played by the actor playing Jeff and Ned.

The cast was as follows:

ABBY (1998, 1971, 1951) / ANN (1921): Annette Reid
MOLLY (1998) / KITTY (1971, 1951) / ABIGAIL (1921): Erin McNally
GAIL (1998) / JANICE (1971) / MARGARET (1951, 1921): Shannon McCleerey
JEFF (1998, 1971) / NED (1951) / DAVID (1921): Gary Grantham
JEREMY (1998) / MICKEY (1971, 1951) / WILL (1921): Matthew R. Fuqua
ETHAN (1998) / BENJI (1971) / BEN (1951) / JOSHUA (1921): Justin Gehrls
 

California State University - Fullerton: June 2002
Loring Playhouse
Commission
Minneapolis, MN
"The Hopes And Fears Of All The Years" received its first public reading at the Loring Playhouse in Minneapolis, MN on June 17, 2002.

Note: in this earlier draft, David was being played by the actor playing Jeremy and Mickey; Will was being played by the actor playing Ethan, Ben and Benji; and Joshua was being played by the actor playing Jeff and Ned.

Rob Hartmann was at the piano and sang the songs which had music completed. The actors read the text and the lyrics of songs for which no music had yet been completed.

The cast was as follows:

ABBY (1998, 1971, 1951) / ANN (1921): Beth Gilleland
MOLLY (1998) / KITTY (1971, 1951) / ABIGAIL (1921): Patty Nieman
GAIL (1998) / JANICE (1971) / MARGARET (1951, 1921): Patty Mathews
JEFF (1998, 1971) / NED (1951) / DAVID (1921): Tod Petersen
JEREMY (1998) / MICKEY (1971, 1951) / WILL (1921): Jonathan Rayson
ETHAN (1998) / BENJI (1971) / BEN (1951) / JOSHUA (1921): Mark L. Mattison
 

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