Gallery of Plays

2008-2009

  • Academy Dreams

A History of World Theatre

Conceived and Developed by Tom Fulton
Directed by Tom Fulton
Assistant Direction by Julia Kolibab
Musical Direction by Marcia Snavely
Stage Management by Mandi Stevens
Set and Lights by Ben Needham
Technical Direction by Marcus Dana
Starring all members of the 2008-2009 Academy

 

  • Coffee and Comedy - The Improv 

Show Scrapbook

Directed by Marc Moritz
Starring all members of the 2008-2009 Academy

 

  • The Crucible 

by Arthur Miller
Directed by Tom Fulton
Assistant Direction by Julia Kolibab
Set and Lights by Ben Needham
Technical Direction by Marcus Dana
Starring all members of the Afternoon Academy

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream 

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Fulton
Stage Management by Mandi Stevens
Assistant Direction by Mandi Stevens, Marc Moritz, Andrew May
Set and Lights by Ben Needham
Technical Direction by Marcus Dana

 

  • Movin' On

A Musical Graduation Goodbye
Directed by Marc Moritz and Tom Fulton
Stage Management by Mandi Stevens
Set and Lights by Ben Needham
Technical Direction by Marcus Dana


 

2009-2010

  • Celebration

By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Mitchell Fields
Choreographed by Wendy Kriss
Music Direction by Marcia Snavely 
Set and Lights by Ben Needham
Technical Direction by Ben Needham
Costumes by Caitlin Sandham
 

 

  • Senior Improv Show

Directed by Mitchell Fields
With the Class of 2010
 

 

  • Look Homeward Angel

By Ketti Frings

Based on the Novel by Thomas Wolfe
Directed by Tom Fulton
Set Design by Ben Needham
Costumes by Caitlin Sandham
 

 

  • The Canterbury Tales

Adaptation by Andrew May from the Novel by Chaucer
Directed by Andrew May
 
 

  • Alice in Wonderland

By Lewis Caroll
Directed by Julie Kolibab and Wendy Kriss
  

  • The Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov
English Translation by Randall Jarrel
Directed by Tom Fulton 

 

  • Agnes of God

By John Pielmeier

Directed by Bernadette Clemens 

2010-2011

 

  • The Apple Tree

music by Jerry Bock

lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, 

book by Bock and Harnick 

with contributions from Jerome Coopersmith

Directed by Mitchell Fields
Music Directed by Marcia Snavely 

 

  • The Senior Improv Show

Directed by Mitchell Fields 
 

  • The Heiress

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz, 

suggested by the 1880 novel by Henry James.
Directed by Bernadette Clemens 
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  • Waiting for Godot 

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Wendy Kriss 

 

  • The Little Prince

by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Directed by Julie Kolibab 

 

  • Beyond Therapy

by Christopher Durang.
Directed by Mitchell Fields 

 

  • Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Fulton 

Fight Director Dusten Welch

Sound Designer - Richard Ingraham

 

2011-2012

 

  • Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Tom Fulton
Music Direction by Marcia Snavely
Choir Direction by Youssef Hamid
Set and Lighting Design by Ben Needham
Costumes by Caitlin Sandham 

 

  • The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Bernadette Clemens 

 

  • The Senior Improv Show

Directed by Mitchell Fields 

  • The Conference of the Birds

Based on the Peter Brooks adaptation of

Persian literature by poet Farid ud-Din Attar, 
Directed by Wendy Kriss 

 

  • Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mitchell Fields 

 

  • The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Tom Fulton 

 

  • Souls of the Village

Written by Dusten Welch and Julia Kolibab

With  Contributions by Tom Fulton
Directed by Dusten Welch and Julia Kolibab
Produced by Tom Fulton
In partnership with The Chagrin Falls Historical Society 

Musical  Director Marcia Snavely

 

 

2012-2013

 

Les Miserables 

Based on the Novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. 

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg

French Language Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel

With English-language libretto and accompanying English-language 

lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.
Directed by Tom Fulton;  
Choreographed by Dan Hoy

Musical Direction by Marcia Snavely

Set and Lighting  by Ben Needham

 

Hedda Gabler 

By Henrik Ibsen
directed by Bernadette Clemens 

 

Senior Improv Show 

directed by Mitchell Fields 
 

Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd 

By Anthony Newley and Leslie Briccusse

directed by Tom Fulton; 

choreographed by Dan Hoy

 

A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Lansbury

directed by Mitchell Fields

 

Huckleberry Finn 

By Mark Twain

directed by Dusten Welch
 

Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame

directed by Caitlin Van Niel 

 

Charlotte's Web

By T. H. White 

directed by Colleen Williams 

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream 

By William Shakespeare

directed by Jeremy Kronenberg 

 

 

2013-2014

Cabaret 

music by John Kander

lyrics by Fred Ebb

book by Joe Masteroff

based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera,

directed by Tom Fulton

choreographed by Dan Hoy

Music by Marcia Snavely

Set and Lighting by Ben Needham
 

Picnic 

By William Inge

directed by Mitchell Fields

 

Senior Improv Show 

directed by Mitchell Fields 

 

Romeo and Juliet 

By William Shakespeare

directed by Bernadette Clemens 

 

Beowulf

by a poet from the kingdom of North Umbria

Adaptation for the stage by Adam Hoffmann

Directed by Dusten Welch 
 

The Odyssey 

By Homer

Adaptation for the stage by Adam Hoffmann

directed by Colleen Williams 
 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

 directed by Bernadette Clemens 
 

The Miss Firecracker Contest 

By Beth Henley

directed by Dusten Welch 

 

Dark of the Moon 

By Howard Richardson

directed by Tom Fulton 

 

2014-2015

West Side Story 

Music by Leonard Berstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Arthur Laurents

Conceived by Jerome Robbins

Based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Book by

directed by Tom Fulton and Mitchell Fields

Choreography by Jacqui Lowey

Set and Lighting by Ben Needham

Music by Marcia Snavely

 

Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring

directed by Mitchell Fields
 

Senior Improv Show 

directed by Mitchell Fields 

 

The Fantasticks! 

By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

directed by Tom Fulton
 

Dancing at Lughnasa 

By Brian Friel

directed by Bernadette Clemens

 

The Tragedy of Richard III 

By William Shakespeare

With sound design by Richard Ingraham

Set and Lighting by Ben Needham

directed by Tom Fulton

 

2015-2016

The Secret Garden

book and lyrics are by Marsha Norman

Music by Lucy Simon

Based on the novel by Francis Hobsen Burnett

Directed by Tom Fulton

Associate Directed by Mitchell Fields

Choreography by Dan Hoy

Music Direction by Yourself Hamid

Rehearsal Pianist Marcia Snavely 

 

Rhinoceros

By Eugène Ionesco,

Directed by Bernadette Clemens

 

The Senior Improv Show

Directed by Mitchell Fields

 

Doubt, a parable

by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Tom Fulton

 

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Mitchell Fields

 

Academy Dreams

A history of the world theatre

Conceived and developed by Tom Fulton

Directed by Tom Fulton, Dusten Welch, Mitchell Fields & Cody Swanson

 

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Dusten Welch

 

 

2016-2017

  • Man of La Mancha

  • La Mancha Production Pics
    Directed by Tom Fulton
    Associate Director, Mitchell Fields
    Choreography by Hayley Thompson and Neil Kelly
    Music Direction by Marcia Snavely
    Set and Lighting Design by Ben Needham

     

  • The Little Foxes
    by Lillian Hellman
    Directed by Mitchell Fields

     

  • The Senior Improv Show
    Directed by Mitchell Fields

     

  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
    Charles Schultz
    Directed by Sara Bogomolny

     

  • Julius Caesar
    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Dusten Welch

     

  • The Women of Lockerbie
    Directed by Wendy Kriss

     

  • Quote the Raven
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Directed by Cody Swanson

     

  • Myths and Monsters
    Directed by Dusten Welch

     

  • The Night of the Iguana
    Tennessee Williams
    Directed by Tom Fulton

 

 

2017 - 2018

  • RAGTIME
    Based on the Novel by E.L. Doctorow
    Music by Stephen Flaherty
    Book by Terrance McNalley
    Directed by Tom Fulton
    Associate Director, Mitchell Fields|
    Choreography by Sara Bogomolny
    Music Direction by Marcia Snavely
    Set and Lighting Design by Ben Needham
    Makeup and Technical Direction by Christine Woods

     

  • Eccentricities of a Nightingale
    By Tennessee Williams
    Directed by Mitchell Fields

     

  • The Senior Improv Show
    Directed by Mitchell Fields

     

  • DNA 
    By Dennis Kelly
    Directed by Sara Bogomolny

     

  • HAMLET
    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Tom Fulton

     

  • THE ACADEMY ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
                Radium Girls
                By D. W. Gregory
               Directed by Wendy Kriss

     

Oh Freedom!  The story of the Underground Railway

By Peter Manos

Directed by Dusten Welch

 

The Long Christmas Dinner

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Sara Bogomolny

 

Cookies

A Short Stop-Action Film

Developed by the Academy Technical Theatre Wing

Directed by Christine Woods

 

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

            Based on the Novels by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

            Conceived for the stage by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers

            Book by Rick Elice

            Music by Wayne Barker

           Directed by Dusten Welch

 

 

2018-19 SEASON

 

  • Young Frankenstein

        Directed and Choreographed by Sara Bogomolny

 

  • The Seagull

       By Anton Chekhov

       Directed by Tom Fulton

 

  • The Senior Improv Show

       Directed by Cody Swanson

 

  • Vanities

       By Jack Heifner

       Directed by Tom Fulton

 

  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone

       By August Wilson

       Directed by Mitchell Fields

 

  • JUNIOR ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

Riders to the Sea

By John Millington Synge

Directed by Derdui Ring

 

Animal Farm

By George Orwell

Directed by Dusten Welch

 

What Happens Next?

Derived Theatre Piece

Directed by Sara Bogomolny
 

  • Othello

       By William Shakespeare

       Directed by Dusten Welch

 

 

2019-20 SEASON

 

  • Into The Woods
    By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine​​

        Directed by Tom Fulton

        Choreography by Erin Pennebaker
        Music Direction by Marcia Snavely

 

  • The Cripple of Inishmaan

       By Martin McDonagh

       Directed by Derdriu Ring

 

  • The Senior Improv Show

       Directed by Cody Swanson

 

  • Silent Sky

       By Lauren Gunderson

       Directed by Dusten Welch

 

  • She Loves Me (The Broadway Musical)

       By Boch and Harnick

       Directed by Mitchell Fields

 

  • Junior Play Festival - 2020

Musical  Review

  • Macbeth

       By William Shakespeare

       Directed by Tom Fulton

       Fight Director - Dusten Welch

Questions for Artistic Director, Tom Fulton:  tom.fulton@chagrinschools.org

 For Administrative Director Ben Needham: ben.needham@chagrinschools.org

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