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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

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Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Catherine & Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy, Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell, Michael T. Cohen/Joe Sirola, Joseph & Carson Gleberman/William Megevick, and Green State Productions in association with The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe



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Welcome back to Farmers Alley Theatre!

Do you know what my favorite part of a performance is at Farmers Alley Theatre? It’s actually two-fold. As Executive Director, I love greeting our patrons when they arrive in our lobby. The excitement and buzz during that half an hour before the show begins as our audience takes their seats and chatter fills our space is truly magical as the anticipation for the performance begins.

But even more than that, I love standing by the theatre exit, thanking you for spending your evening with us, seeing the smiling faces and teary-eyes (for certain shows) and having conversations with you about what we just experienced. The work we do means nothing without you, our audience. More than ever, we’re so grateful that people spend their time and dollars on such a vital aspect of humanity as the theatrical arts. Thank you.

We want to bring the magic of theatre to as many people as possible. And that is why this year, we’ve expanded our ticketing programs to offer more options and choices for our patrons. We’ve made it easier than ever to be a Season Member with 4 ticket packages for any budget. Don’t forget that as a subscriber you get not only 15% off tickets, but the ability to get 10% off any additional tickets you’d like to purchase. And for the first time ever we are offering a ‘preview performance’ before opening night with tickets nearly 50% off our standard prices.

Again, thank you for attending A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. We hope you’ll join us again this year, whether during our Christmas revue featuring the music of Tony Bennett, one of our exciting new plays this spring, The Great Leap, Becoming Dr. Ruth or Chicken & Biscuits, or for our closing show, Jonathan Larson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera, RENT.

If you see me in the lobby, say hi—let’s chat about theatre and how it impacts our lives—and then let’s do it all again the following night, month, year. I know I’ll be here feeling the magic—and I want to share it with you.

Rob Weiner

Executive Director


This is the third show I’ve directed in the last nine months with “murder” in the title.  Last December at Farmer’s Alley was the farcical “Murder For Two.” February brought “Murder On the Orient Express” at the Kalamazoo Civic, and now “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder!” The last marries the first two, a zany romp through comical farce with a dash of Agatha Christie!

Taking place in 1909, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder owes its inspiration to a book first published in 1907. Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman is a dark comedy about a serial killer who murders his way through the line of succession to become the Earl of Gascoyne.

Monty Navarro, is a poor, but lovable, heir to nothing, who has just buried his beloved mother. When an old family friend reveals that Monty is, in fact, ninth in line to a powerful earldom, the young Navarro plans to reclaim the wealth and prestige so cruelly denied any way he can. Like all of us, he desires love and success, but he lives in a society that tells him there’s no path to achieving those things. He rails against that. This rich family treated his mother cruelly, and so he takes on this righteous avenger persona.

From his first bumbling plans to larger, grander ploys, our misguided Monty will take you through a murderous misadventure, all underscored by wonderfully whimsical music. There are so many ways a family member might “accidentally” meet his or her end. Adding to the comedic complexity, the victims of the numerous murders are all played by just one actor. Farmers Alley’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Koch, plays all eight of the D’Ysquith (Dies Quick?) family members who stand between Monty and a life of ease and aristocracy.  As the bodies stack up, you might start to think of Monty as a monster. But as each succeeding D’Ysquith family member reveals his or herself to be more callous and self-serving than the last, it becomes less clear who is the true villain in this delightfully deadly musical.

Our Monty is more lady-killer than manslayer, and this musical pits him against amorous odds between two beautiful women. Structurally, he is the hero. But it depends on how you choose to define “hero” and “villain.” Even though the show is “merely” a comedy, it asks some provocative questions about entitlement, revenge, justice, forgiveness, and whether the ends can ever “justify the means.” Monty, like the villains in Shakespeare’s Richard III and in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (with their deeply human flaws and motivations) somehow endear us to their ill-fated ambitions. Monty goes about his bloody business with irresistible playfulness and charm.  As Monty walks the tightrope between right and wrong, love and passion, murder and… more murder, our heroic anti-hero makes this show much more than simply a guilty pleasure.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was a hit when it opened on Broadway in 2013, sweeping up seven Drama Desk awards and four Tonys, including one for Best Musical. As the old saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine!” This is true British farce at its best… and just what the doctor ordered!   So, don’t take this too seriously and just have fun as we take you back to the turn of the century England with its divided classes based on factors of wealth, occupation, and education. Oh, the superiority of the upper class!


Kathy Mulay

Farmers Alley Theatre Staff

Rob Weiner

Executive Director
Jeremy Koch

Managing Artistic Director
Denene Mulay Koch

Director of Education
Tony Holewinski

Asst. Company Manager
Julie Nemitz

Marketing Consultant
Becky Klose

House Manager
Hayden Lane-Davies

Administrative Assistant

Farmers Alley Theatre Board

Joshua T. Weiner — President

Kathy Mulay — Vice President

Dan Guyette

Patricia Huiskamp

Alice Kemerling

Julie Nemitz

Charles Ofstein

Lanford J. Potts

Bianca Washington Ciungan

Song List


A Warning to the Audience — Ensemble

You're a D'Ysquith — Monty and Miss Shingle

I Don't Know What I'd Do — Sibella

Foolish to Think — Monty

A Warning to Monty — Ensemble

I Don't Understand the Poor — Lord Adalbert and Ensemble

Foolish to Think (Reprise) — Monty

Poison in My Pocket — Monty, Asquith Jr., and Miss Barley

Poor Monty — Sibella and Company

Better With a Man — Henry and Monty

Inside Out — Phoebe and Monty

Lady Hyacinth Abroad — Lady Hyacinth and Ensemble

The Last One You'd Expect — Company


Why Are All the D'Ysquiths Dying? — Ensemble

Why Are All the D'Ysquiths Dying? (Reprise) — Lord Adalbert and Mourners

Sibella — Monty

I've Decided to Marry You — Phoebe, Sibella, and Monty

Final Warning — Ensemble

Poison in My Pocket (Reprise) — Monty

Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun — Lord Adalbert

Stop! Wait! What?! — Monty

That Horrible Woman — Sibella, Phoebe, Ensemble

Finale — Company


Production Sponsors


Jeremy Koch (he/him)*

The D'Ysquith Family
Elliott Litherland (he/him)*

Monty Navarro
Becca Andrews (she/her)*

Sibella Hallward
Natalie Duncan (she/they)

Phoebe D'Ysquith
Lori Moore (she/her)

Miss Shingle & Others
Isabella Andrews (she/her)

Miss Barley & Others
Steve Brubaker (he/him)

Tom Copley & Others
Mick Jutila (he/they)

Magistrate & Others
Meredith Mancuso (she/her)

Lady Eugenia & Others
Michael Morrison (he/him)

Inspector & Others

Production Staff

Kathy Mulay

Director/Costume Designer based on Linda Cho's original designs
Chris Gray (he/him)

Music Director
Roger W. Burleigh (he/him)*

Stage Manager
Mike Borzkowski (he/him)

Technical Director
Jason Frink (he/him)

Lighting Design
Neil Jansen (he/him)

Sound Design
Eric Perry (he/him)

Scenic Design
Christopher Mahlmann (he/him)

Projection and Media Design
Savannah Draper (she/her)

Prop Design
Steve Hodges (he/him)

Wig/Hair Design
Nicole Peckens (she/her)

Costume Associate
Donna McKenna (she/her)

Costume Associate
Julie Minar (she/her)

Asst. Stage Manager
Dusti Morton (she/her)

2nd Asst. Stage Manager
Maggie Jonker (she/her)

Master Electrician
David Knewston (he/him)

Asst. Master Electrician
Mary Ellen Harris (she/her)

Scenic Painter
Marcia Smith (she/her) and Tom Smith (he/him)

Wardrobe Support
*Proud Member of Actors Equity


Roger W. Burleigh (he/him)

Light Board Operator
Kennedy Hayes (she/her)

Sound Board Operator
Julie Minar (she/her)

Floor Manager
Dusti Morton (she/her)

Floor Crew
Ava Moyle (she/her)

Floor Crew
Brian Panse (he/him)

Floor Crew
Joan VanSickler (she/her)

Toni King (she/her)

Spotlight Operator
Jan Campbell (she/her)

Spotlight Operator
Brian Panse (he/him)

Spotlight Operator


Chris Gray (he/him)

Kohl Corrigan (he/him)

Connie Kamerling (she/her)

Andrew Rayl (he/they)

James Saunders (he/they)

Substitute Violin Player
Neal Lensenmayer (he/they)

Conor Sprunger (he/him)

Jesse Lemons (he/him)


Meet the Company

Jeremy Koch (he/him)* (The D'Ysquith Family)
Jeremy Koch is thrilled to put his goofball and wacky voice skills to full use. When not wearing mustaches and wigs, Jeremy is usually known as a professional actor, singer and co-founder, Managing Artistic Director and performer at Farmers Alley Theatre. Jeremy has performed numerous roles at Farmers Alley including Jimmy Ray in BRIGHT STAR, Robert in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, and Ed Boone in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME for which he won a 2019 Wilde Award for Best Supporting Actor. He grew up in NJ, went to the The Boston Conservatory, performed off-Broadway and played the part of “Tony” in the National Tour of WEST SIDE STORY. Jeremy has performed as a soloist with many orchestras across the country, most notably with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and with the National Symphony Orchestra in the annual live PBS concert called “A Capitol Fourth.” Jeremy dedicates this show to his kids who always laugh at his jokes and if they don’t, they are sent to their rooms. Thank you for supporting live theatre! Proud Member of Actors Equity
Elliott Litherland (he/him)* (Monty Navarro)
Last seen in our production of I LOVE A PIANO in 2013, Elliott is thrilled to be back at Farmers Alley after almost nine years and playing opposite his wife Becca Andrews. Favorite Credits: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE... (Monty), TRAILER PARK... (Duke), LEGALLY BLONDE (Kyle), MAMMA MIA, and AVENUE Q at Mason Street Warehouse, ALL SHOOK UP (Chad) and 9 to 5 (Joe), at Arrow Rock Lyceum, ALL SHOOK UP (Chad) and IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE (Buddy) at WBT, Original cast of TANGLED and FROZEN (Hans) on Disney's cruise ships, MY FAIR LADY (Freddy) and STARMITES at Porthouse, FOREVER PLAID (Smudge) and SHE LOVES ME (George) at the Clinton Showboat Theatre, DOUBLE TROUBLE at Rocky Mt Rep, 420 THE MUSICAL at Theatre 80 St Marks, and ANDREA BELL WOLFF'S ADVENTURE IN VEGAS at AMT. Proud AEA member. Many thanks to Rob, Jeremy, Denene, Kathy, and the entire Farmers Alley family for welcoming me back after all this time. Thank you to my family, Richie, and Becca, for their endless patience, love, and support.
Becca Andrews (she/her)* (Sibella Hallward)
Becca Andrews (she/her) is so grateful to be making her Farmer's Alley Debut! Favorite credits: LEGALLY BLONDE (Mason Street, Slow Burn, Argyle, Stages St. Louis, Elle), HAIR (Asolo Rep, Jeanie), LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Palm Beach Dramaworks, Clara), MAMMA MIA (Mason Street Warehouse, Maltz Jupiter, Sophie), GREASE (PCLO, Muny, Theatre by the Sea, Marty, Sandy), THE LAST 5 YEARS (Forestburgh Playhouse, Cathy), A CHORUS LINE (Maltz Jupiter, Stages St. Louis, Val). Love and thanks to the entire cast and team of Gentleman's Guide, her husband Elliott, Richie, and to the audience for supporting live theatre! Proud Member of Actors Equity
Natalie Duncan (she/they) (Phoebe D'Ysquith)
Natalie is thrilled to be returning to her hometown and Farmers Alley Theatre after making her recent debut as Margo in BRIGHT STAR. Some other favorite past credits include SPRING AWAKENING (Wendla), VIOLET (Violet), and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Maria). Natalie is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. She would like to thank Kathy, Jeremy and her family for their love and support and for always welcoming her home.
Lori Moore (she/her) (Miss Shingle & Others)
Last seen at Farmers Alley in "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY", Lori has had one. She was recently awarded The Community Medal of Arts for her unflagging support of Kalamazoo's thriving arts scene during her decades on radio and television. She's performed roles including Dolly, Ursula, Mame, Mama Rose, Miss Hannigan and Clairee in community and professional theatre. "After all we've been through, being back onstage at Farmers Alley seems like a wonderful dream."
Isabella Andrews (she/her) (Miss Barley & Others)
Isabella Andrews is delighted to make her Farmer’s Alley debut. She originated from Chicago, where her credits include SISTER ACT (Sister Mary Robert) at Mercury Theatre Chicago, DADDY LONG LEGS (Jerusha Abbot) at Towle Theatre, MY WAY at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, and NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1987 at Porchlight Music Theatre. Isabella holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Wright State University and is represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. Love to Mom, Dad, family and friends!
Steve Brubaker (he/him) (Tom Copley & Others)
Steve Brubaker is thrilled to be back for more exciting fun at Farmers Alley Theatre. He is no stranger to the stage in the Kalamazoo area, having performed in many shows around town. Some of his most recent credits are: Ensemble in BRIGHT STAR (Farmers Alley Theatre), Sam Carmichael in MAMMA MIA (Kindleberger Arts), Mr. Greenway in ELF: THE MUSICAL (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre), the Scarecrow in THE WIZARD OF OZ (Center Stage Theatre), Willy Wonka in WILLY WONKA (Center Stage Theatre), and Jesus in GODSPELL (Beautiful City Theatre). He is grateful for the unconditional love and support he gets from his family and friends while chasing his passions.
Mick Jutila (he/they) (Magistrate & Others)
Mick Jutila is a NY based actor, musician, and singer. Notable roles include Fabrizio in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Tommy in BRIGADOON, Basilio in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, and ensemble roles in shows such as WONDERLAND, and Farmers Alley’s THE PRODUCERS. Mick is also a professional musician, recently he played banjo and guitar for Farmers Alley's production of BRIGHT STAR, and he works as a guitarist and singer for Little Maestros a children’s music company based in and around New York City. While not performing, Mick likes to spend his time rock climbing, hiking, watching Netflix, or playing dungeons and dragons with his friends.
Meredith Mancuso (she/her) (Lady Eugenia & Others)
Meredith Mancuso is ecstatic to be back on stage and making her Farmers Alley Theatre debut! She received her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal performance at Western Michigan University in 2011 and continues to sing in a variety of capacities, including the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Chorus. Some favorite past credits include LES MISÉRABLES (Eponine) and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Maria). For Caleb - Thank you for your endless support.
Michael Morrison (he/him) (Inspector & Others)
Michael Morrison is thrilled to be in the ensemble of Gentleman’s Guide having just been featured in Farmers Alley’s summer 2022 production of BRIGHT STAR. He has been in a number of shows at Farmers Alley including PARADE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL, and 1776. He feels very lucky and fortunate to be a part of another wonderful cast. Michael wants to thank his girlfriend, Linda Mah, for her encouragement and support to do yet another show so soon. Especially with such a heavy rehearsal and show time schedule. He'd also like to thank the rest of his family and friends who have come to support him in these theater productions.
Kathy Mulay (Director/Costume Designer based on Linda Cho's original designs)
As Vice President of the board at Farmers Alley Theatre, Kathy has directed 23 shows at the theatre since its inception in 2008. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with professionals from all over the country while mounting shows on our stage. Kathy is thrilled to have the opportunity to once again work with former student Natalie Duncan (Phoebe D'Ysquith), son-in-law Jeremy (The D'Ysquith Family), and the rest of the amazingly talented cast. Kathy has been honored with Wilde Award nominations (celebrating theatre in the State of Michigan) for her productions of THE SECRET GARDEN, COLLECTED STORIES, NEXT TO NORMAL, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, and PARADE. Other favorites include BRIGHT STAR, FUN HOME, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, DOGFIGHT, CABARET, and JANE EYRE. She has been honored with the Community Medal of Arts Award for her many years of theatrical direction in numerous theatres bringing area premieres to the community. She has directed numerous shows for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, her most recent being MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Most of Kathy’s career has been dedicated to educating young theatrical artists as Managing Director of the Civic Summer Theatre for 18 summers as well as teaching and directing students at Loy Norrix and Portage Central High Schools. She has prided herself on challenging those young artists with area premieres of LES MISÉRABLES, MISS SAIGON, RAGTIME, HAIRSPRAY, THE SECRET GARDEN, ALL SHOOK UP, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Chris Gray (he/him) (Music Director)
Eclecticism has been the hallmark of music director and pianist Chris Gray’s career. He started in the arts as a young actor in community/local theater and music theater productions before pursuing the music aspect full time, music directing his first show (ANNIE) at the age of 17. In addition to his theater appearances, Chris is active as a music coach and pianist at WMU, and maintains a local piano studio. Chris is thrilled to be back at Farmers Alley for his first appearance as a main stage music director after performing in the SANDY BREMER: YOU'D NEVER BELIEVE IT, and the Koch Family New Year’s Fest 2021 cabaret show!
Roger W. Burleigh (he/him)* (Stage Manager)
Roger is excited to be in his 10th season as Farmers Alley Theatre's Equity Stage Manager. Roger started his theatre journey in second grade and has been traveling that road ever since. Both as an actor and technician, Roger has graced many stages throughout the area, and has been at Farmers Alley since season two. Some of his favorites in recent years are NEXT TO NORMAL, THE PRODUCERS, DOGFIGHT, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MURDER FOR TWO, and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. Roger would like to thank his family and educators who got him hooked on live theatre. There is nothing quite like experiencing a live production with a live audience. Proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Mike Borzkowski (he/him) (Technical Director)
Mike is in his second season as Farmers Alley Theatre’s full time technical director. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Mike has spent the last decade bouncing around various tech and production roles at many theatres in the area including Miller Auditorium, Chenery Auditorium, Farmers Alley Theatre and more. Specializing in taking things apart, but not necessarily putting them back together, Mike is excited to take on unique challenges and opportunities as Farmers Alley’s Technical Director for the 2022-23 season.
Jason Frink (he/him) (Lighting Design)
Jason has designed throughout West Michigan including Portage Central High School, WMU, The Kalamazoo Civic, and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. Some of his favorite lighting credits include LES MISÉRABLES, TOMMY, and BLOOD BROTHERS. He was awarded the Sutton Foster Ovation Award for his lighting design for BIG FISH and was nominated for a Wilde Award for his work on THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. His design work was also recently seen in the State Champion productions of URINETOWN and ANASTASIA. Jason's work at Farmers Alley includes designs for THE REVOLUTIONISTS, MURDER FOR TWO, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON, LIBERACE, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, SPAMALOT, FOREVER PLAID, AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, [TITLE OF SHOW], I LOVE A PIANO, and MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. Originally from Pittsburgh, Jason has been designing professionally for 30 years and is currently the International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Portage Central High School.
Neil Jansen (he/him) (Sound Design)
Neil graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in Multimedia Technology and Music and is a musician & audio engineer based in Kalamazoo. Neil gives music lessons, performs as a soloist, and works at the Comstock Community Auditorium. This is Neil's first production at Farmers Alley Theater.
Christopher Mahlmann (he/him) (Projection and Media Design)
Christopher is the technical director for Grand Valley State University and a freelance projection and media designer for the performing arts in West Michigan. He has designed projection and media for Grand Valley State University, Heritage Theatre, Cassell Dance, Mason Street Warehouse, and the Miss Michigan Pageant and is delighted to be working for the first time with Farmers Alley Theatre.
Savannah Draper (she/her) (Prop Design)
Savannah previously served as Prop Designer for BRIGHT STAR, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, AVENUE Q, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, THE PRODUCERS, LIBERACE!, IT'S ONLY A PLAY, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and HONKY TONK ANGELS. A Kalamazoo native, Savannah has spent the last few years working as a freelance designer, stage manager and technician throughout Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Prior to her travels she was the Stage Management Associate for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre and Props Designer for Millbrook Playhouse. Savannah is thrilled to be able to call Farmers Alley her forever theatre home and is grateful to all who have helped her along her theatrical journey.
Steve Hodges (he/him) (Wig/Hair Design)
Steve has been our very talented Wig Master for our productions of BRIGHT STAR, THE REVOLUTIONISTS, LOST IN YONKERS, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED, CAMELOT, FUN HOME, MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, BEYOND THE RAINBOW, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, and THE PRODUCERS. Steve’s talent was also on display during our productions of HONKY TONK ANGELS, GYPSY, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, 1776, and FANCY NANCY. He also been featured on the Farmers Alley stage as an actor in THE SPITFIRE GRILL, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, and 1776. Steve is also a valued volunteer who often serves as our House Manager on show nights. “Thank you to Farmers Alley Theatre for giving me the opportunity to grow in this artistic endeavor.”
Nicole Peckens (she/her) (Costume Associate)
This marks Nicole's fourth production with Farmers Alley, and her first season as Resident Costumer. Her resume includes a wide variety of film and theatre from the historic outdoor drama THE LOST COLONY, "My Brother, My Brother, and Me," and such iconic shows as THE TOXIC AVENGER, AVENUE Q, THE PRODUCERS, MARAT/SADE, and THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. She received her MFA in Costume Technology from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her BFA in Costume Design From Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She sends a thank you to her mother, her husband Murdoc, her Partner in Mischief, and her furlings for their love and support to keep her sane.
Dusti Morton (she/her) (2nd Asst. Stage Manager)
Dusti has worked back stage at a variety of theatres in the Kalamazoo area, including the Kalamazoo Civic, Face Off Theatre, Fancy Pants Theatre, and Skits and Giggles, as well as in varied professional haunted attractions both in the United States and overseas. Dusti is thrilled to be returning to Farmers Alley for this production.
Mary Ellen Harris (she/her) (Scenic Painter)
Mary has been painting sets for 20 years. She’s no stranger to Farmers Alley having last painted BRIGHT STAR, THE PRODUCERS, and GYPSY. Mary Ellen holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. When not painting she can be found at Zoetis and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Marcia Smith (she/her) and Tom Smith (he/him) (Wardrobe Support)
Marcia and Tom are long-time supporters of theater in the Kalamazoo area. Natives of Kalamazoo/Portage both were involved with their respective high school’s theater and music programs. They continued to support Portage Northern’s Drama and Music Departments when their children, Jennifer and Adam, were students there. Marcia was the Box Office Manager for 24 years and Tom lent his construction expertise backstage. Marcia was also a familiar face in her role as Assistant to the Directors for the musicals at Mattawan High School for 15 years. Together they have volunteered at Farmers Alley Theater since Season 1 and have assisted with the costumes for all productions since Season 8.
*Proud Member of Actors Equity
Actors' Equity Association (“Equity"), founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional Actors and Stage Managers. Equity fosters the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.


Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

Photo: Kat Mumma/VDA Productions

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Promo




Adam and Brittin Schumaker Joy Veltkamp
Adriane Little Joyce Leppard
Al and Kris Hovestadt Judith Loudin
Alan Messinger Judith Oliver
Alexander and Ann Lipsey Judy Imanse
Alfred Garcia and Sandra Edwards Judy Jolliffe
Alice Asmus Julia Minar
Amber Dixon Julie Andersen-Zelnis
Andrew and Lisa Ambrosio Justin Davies
Ann Wuerthele Karen Kruse
Anne Fischell Katerina Mikhailova
Anne Grandstaff Katherine Houston
Anne Laurence Katherine Richard
Anne Okon Kathleen Kachniewicz
Anton Iskerskiy Kathleen Rabbers
Arnie and Debby Johnston Kathryn Cole
Art Nemitz Kathryn Hillenbrand
Baiba Stepe Kathy Jepson
Barbara and George Sagara Kathy Mulay
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Barbara Page and Roger Prior Kay and Ann Perry
Barbara Ray Kay Lennon
Barbara Redmond Kaye Bennett
Barbara Walters Ken and Paula Manley
Barry Ross Ken and Sue Kuchenreuther
Becky and Bob Klose Kenneth Newby
Becky Moise Kim Boysen & Lou Price
Beverly Gahan Kimberly Melvin
Beverly Grambau Kristina Steinman
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Bill Kovats Laura Wiercioch
Bill White Laurel Hyames Sayre
Bo Van Peenan and Mel VanPeenan Laurie Young
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Bob and Toni Kowalski Linda Derfiny
Bob Marty Linda Diller
Bob Merlone Linda Harrington
Bobbe Orr Linda Kanamueller
Bobbie and Shel Green Linda Taylor
Bonnie Dalton Linda Teare
Brad Hershbein Lisa Abbott and Atis Kleinbergs
Brenda Miles Lou Price
Brian Smith and Maria Maki Luanne Peter
Brian W. Maxey Lydia Garcia
Brooks and Carol Simpson Lynda McKinnon
Candace Ross Lynne Meek
Carol Black Maggie Mosby
Carol Haenicke Marcie Telfer
Carol Moshier Margaret (Peg) Small
Catherine Henze Margaret Strzelecki
Cathie Weir Maria Maki
Cathy Mejia Marian Fisher
Charles and Donna Lou Ritter Marilyn Breu
Charles and Karen Barnes Marilyn Vineyard
Cheryl Balmer Mark and Ann Austin
Chris Beaver Martha Poolman
Chris and Natalie Patchell Martha Ream
Christine K. Castle Mary Ann and Erik Korgh
Christopher Schram Mary Ann Foster
Cindy and Amy Hunter Mary Birch
Cindy and Kevin Kole Mary Bowman
CJ and Ann Gianakaris Mary Doud
Cornell and Julie Abod Mary Kinney
Craig and Kim Melvin Mary Jane Mapes
D. Terry and Sharon Williams Mary Meagher
Dan and Sherry Schupan Mary Oudsema
Dan and Theresa Mills Mary Quakenbush
Dan Coyne and Linda Stieve Mary Tift
Daniel and Anne Bitzer Mary Tyler
Daniel Smith and Jeanette Greselin Megan Moloney
Danna Downing Merry Eason
Dave and Deb Keenan Mervin and Kay Burtis
David and Amy Lehr Mervin Burtis
David and Sandy Badt Michael and Barbara McMann
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David and Susan Sheldon Michael and Mary Ann March
David Ford Michael and Sharon Seelye
David Fox and Gail Fuchs Michael and Susan Buese
David Fransen and Jennifer Smith Michael Clark
David Isaacson Michael Hardy
David Kingsley Michael Jutila
Deb Dingwall Michael Powell
Deb Killarney Michele and James Marquardt
Delores and Herman Smith Michele James
Dennis and Carol Chandler Mickey McDonald and Timothy Aaron
Dennis and Jan McNally Molly Fairbanks
Dennis and Susan Hollar Nancy Ford Charles
Diana Sackrider Nancy Repp
Diane S. Robertson Nancy Simonds
DJ and Mary Heaton Natalia Pinto
Dominic & Barbara Court Family Fund for Dramatic Arts Neil and Sandy Bremer
Don and Ann Parfet Nelly Kurzmann
Don Flesche Network for Good
Don Goodling Nicholas Fletcher
Donald and Mel White Nicholas Yelaca
Donna Parr Nik Zumburs
Dori Kunkle Nora Bushman
Doris Beck Norm and Bonnie Langeland
Doug and Karen VanDeVelde Norman and Laura Hamann
Doug and Pam Phillips Pamela Phillips
Douglas & Son Inc. Pamela West
Douglas Plaut Patti and Bob Huiskamp
Dr. Amp Paul and Cathy Mejia
E. Heather Ingram Paul and Karen Vellom
Ed and Ginnie Hessler Peter Kobrak
Ed and Nan Goldenthal Phil Borozan and Kim Marineau
Ed Kenny Phil Horwich
Edward and Jan Sackley Phillip and Virginia Caruso
Elizabeth K. Dapson Phyllis Westerman
Elizabeth Kellogg Prudence McCabe
Elizabeth Peot Ralph and Jeanette Meyer
Elizabeth Upjohn Mason Ralph M. Hodges
Ellen Arundel Rebecca Bigelow
Emily Parfet Rebecca Fonner
Emily Stewart Reed Shilts
Erfan Pirbhair Rena Brooks
Eric and Linda Brown Richard and Thelma Hall Foundation
Esther Vandecar Richard and Katherine Kinas
Faith A. Burleigh Richard Baker
Frank and Jan Hui Rick Allen
Frank and Shirley Cody Rick and Carol Riddle-Wallus
Frank Borchetta Rick and Gudrun Bailey
Gary and Anne Fergemann Robert and Judith Beam
Gary Giguere Robert and Lynn Horton
Gary Swain Robert and Marilyn Geil
Gary Swartz Robert Friede
Gayle Finder Robert Miller
George Sagara Robert Rank
Glen and Greeta Douglass Robert Woleben
Global Clinical Connections Rolland Preuss
Greg and Ann Feldmeier Ron and Margaret Strezelecki
Gregor and Sandy Blix Ron and Molly Hamilton
Gregory Elfring Ron and Ruth Wiser
Hal and Peter Hobson-Morse Ronald and Joan Molitor
Harold Ballen Ronnie and Christie Coleman
Heidi Cavanagh Roy Secor
Helen Osterwald Sally Reames
Henry and Ellen Winter Sam and Shon Field
Howard and Georgia Potrude Samuel and Carole Cupps
Inez Pochyla Sandra Sims and Benjamin Maxey
Jack and Andy Hopkins Sarah Aiello
Jack and Kathleen Campbell Sarah Engstrom
James and Carol Carter Sarah Mead
James and Donna Menchinger sarah Mead
James and Jo McIntyre Scott and Heather Moore
James and Kathy Justen Scott and Janet Nykaza
James and Pat Dolan Scott and Kathy Everett
James Escamilla and Brenda Longman Sharalyn Davis
James Jilek Shayne and Kevin Plemmons
Jamie and Amy Melvin Sherry Bate
Jan Len Shirley Wiser
Jan Sackley Shon Sam
Jane Schley Sid and Jayne Weaver
Janet Green Sidney Brush
Janet Miller Sons of Norway - Askeladden Lodge
Janet Ward Stanley and Helen Robin
Jayla Smith Stanley Helenan
Jeanette Johnson Stephen Rodia
Jeanette Meyer Steve and Marlene Denenfeld
Jeanne Hess Steven and Doris Balgoyen
Jeff and Mary Weisman Steven and Kathy Barry
Jeff and Sue Henshaw Steven Bielak
Jennifer Westerman Sue Ann Mater
Jerrold T. French Sue Kovach
Jerry and Judy Sivak Susan Hollar
Jerry Tilmann and Gary Steiner Susan Knox
Jessica Gulley Suzanne Jones
Jezaniah Tena Ted and Stacy Dent
Jill Rozanoff Teresa Goding and Drew Decorleto
Jim and Betsy Sell Terry Hluchy
Jim and Cynda Greenman Thomas and Marsha Scampini
Jim and Diane Rikkers Thomas Drinan
Jim and Joanne Smith Thomas Keizer
Jim and Judy Coleman Tim and Janet Thieme
Jim and Marcie Telfer Anonymous
Jim and Marilyn Barney Tim and Judy Shank
Jim Keeler and Merry Ellen Eason Tim Hanna
Jim Knapp Tim Judy
Jim Lancendorfer Tim Putney
Jim Marcie Tim Thieme
Joan Moore Timothy and Louann Palmer
Joanie Weaver Tinnie Randall
Jochanan and Mabel Stenesh Tobi Hanna-Davies and Hayden Lane-Davies
Joe and Sandra Gagie Tom and Carol Beech
Joellen Silberman Tom and Molly Andrews
John and Jean Wiler Tom Hagadone and Pamela Miller
John and Linda Mason Tony Holewinski
John and Linnaea Thomas Travis Olsen
John and Mary Whyte Tyler Little Foundation
John and Peggy Hopkins Veronica Cunningham
John Davies Vicki Nelson
John Fink and Zaide Pixley Vicki Vanas
John Geisler Von and Beth Washington, Jr.
John Hagen Wanda Wallis
Jollie Allen Wayne Leblong
Jon and Nancy Fitzgerald Will Pierce
Joseph Walls William and Linda Barnes
Joshua and Pamela Weiner William Mayer and Annie Fainsinger

Special Thanks

Stacy Bartell
Cameron Taylor 
The Heritage Co
Michael Bruno - Head Carpenter
Nathan Behrend - Assistant Carpenter
Issac “Ziggy” Middleton - Assistant Carpenter
Hayden Lane-Davies
Kat Mumma
Becky Klose
Steve Brubaker
Tony Holewinski
Alex Hamel
The Ladies Library
Portage Central High School Drama Department