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BWW Stage Mag Jerry's Girls - Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre Stage Mag
Music & Lyrics by
Jerry Herman
Concepts by
Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento
& Jerry Herman

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre
CCBC Essex, The Robert & Eleanor Romadka College Center
Cabaret Theatre
June 14-30, 2024
Lauren Spencer-Harris
Musical Director
Steven Edward Soltow

Stage Manager
Scenic Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Dan Morelli
Lighting Designer
Helen Garcia-Alton
Technical Director
Jason Randolph


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Jerry's Girls Is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit

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The Company

Izzy Berman
Heather Bounds
Lizzie Detar
Casey Lane
Meli Mulin Hartsoe
Holly Ruhling

Pianist | Steven Edward Soltow

Musical Numbers

Act I:
It Takes a Woman (Hello Dolly!) | Company
Just Leave Everything to Me (Hello Dolly!) | Heather
Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Hello Dolly!) | Company
It Only Takes a Moment (Hello Dolly!) | Izzy  & Lizzie 
Wherever He Ain’t (Mack and Mabel) | Casey 
We Need a Little Christmas (Mame) | Company
Tap Your Troubles Away (Mack and Mabel) | Holly , Izzy & Meli 
I Won’t Send Roses (Mack and Mabel) | Heather 
Two-a-Day (Parade) | Izzy 
Bosom Buddies (Mame) | Casey & Holly
The Man in the Moon (Mame) | Heather 
So Long Dearie (Hello Dolly!) | Lizzie 
Take It All Off (Jerry’s Girls) | Company
Shalom (Milk and Honey) | Steven
Milk and Honey (Milk and Honey) | Steven
Before The Parade Passes By (Hello Dolly!) | Holly 
Showtune (Parade) | Izzy 
If He Walked Into My Life (Mame) | Meli 
Hello, Dolly! (Hello Dolly!) | Steven and the Girls

Act II:
It’s Today (Mame) | Casey
Mame (Mame) | Company
I Don’t Want to Know (Dear World) | Heather 
Just Go to the Movies (A Day in Hollywood) | Company
Movies Were Movies (Mack and Mabel) | Holly 
Look What Happened to Mabel (Mack and Mabel) | Lizzie 
Nelson (A Day in Hollywood) | Casey 
Kiss Her Now (Dear World) | Heather  & Meli 
Time Heals Everything (Mack and Mabel) | Holly 
Gooch’s Song (Mame) | Izzy
Song on the Sand (La Cage Aux Folles) | Lizzie
La Cage (La Cage Aux Folles) | Meli  & Company
The Best of Times (La Cage Aux Folles) | Company
I Am What I Am (La Cage Aux Folles) | Jerry

There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

Creative Team

Lauren Spencer-Harris


Steven Edward Soltow

Musical Director

Dan Morelli

Stage Manager/Scenic Designer/Assistant Lighting Designer

Helen Garcia-Alton

Lighting Designer

Dan Morelli

Light/Sound Board Operator

Francesco Leandro, Broadus Nesbitt, Robert Noakes, Kim O’Donnell, Alexis Tucker

Stage Construction

Jason Randolph

Technical Director

Meet the Company

Izzy Berman

Izzy Berman - Izzy is so excited to be in this incredible production and perform alongside five amazing women. This is her first show with Cockpit In Court Summer Theater. Most recently, Izzy was apart of the ensemble in the Suburban Players production of Hello, Dolly! Away from the stage, Izzy teaches Middle School. Izzy wants to say a big thank you to the production team, her family, friends, and fiancée. Enjoy the show!

Heather Bounds

Heather Bounds - Heather is thrilled to make her Cockpit in Court debut with this amazing team of creatives. She has just returned to the stage this past year after moving abroad to teach, and is so excited to be expanding her journey as a performer once again. Some of her favorite credits include Cinderella (Ella, Milburn Stone Theatre), Heathers (Veronica Sawyer, MST), and Carrie (Sue Snell, Ephrata Performing Arts Center). She would like to thank Lauren and Steven for believing in her and for giving her the opportunity to perform amongst such a powerful group of women.

Lizzie Detar

Lizzie Detar - Lizzie is excited to be making her Cockpit In Court debut! Performing since the 3rd grade, she has been a part of over 30+ productions. Lizzie earned a degree in Theatre Performance in 2018 and continued to study theatre through lessons, masterclasses, and intensive programs. Some of her favorite credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie Parker, JOB), The Sound of Music (Maria Rainer, SLCT), Mamma Mia! (Ali, DCT), and A Chorus Line (Judy Turner, DCT). She also has served as a Guest Director for the Harford Community College Actors Guild since 2019; Directing shows such as Radium Girls, No Exit, and [title of show]. Outside of Theatre, Lizzie is a member of the Chesapeake Figure Skating Club and United States Figure Skating Association. Lizzie spent 14 years in the competitive figure skating world and now has transitioned to Adult Skating. Thank you to Lauren, Steven, and Dan for taking a chance on her; and special thank you to her family and Shawn for always coming to every show and supporting her dreams! Check out her website for upcoming endeavors!

Meli Mullin Hartsoe

Meli Mullin Hartsoe - Meli is thrilled to be returning to the stage after a few years' hiatus to work on her master's degree. Local favorite credits include Paula in Catch Me if You Can (DCT), Female Adults in Spring Awakening (CCT), Alice in Addams Family (DCT), Sarah in Company (PFT), Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (CBT), Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress (PFT and Suburban), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (PFT and Suburban), Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (Miracle Players), Polly in Crazy For You (Suburban). Offstage, Meli is a preschool teacher and program director. Many thanks to her kids for their patience and her support system at work and in Virginia.

Casey Lane

Casey Lane - Casey was last seen in Forbidden Broadway at DCT! She is very excited to perform with Cockpit in Court once again, especially with such a star studded cast. Favorite credits include: A Year with Frog and Toad (DCT), A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (DCT), and Nice Work if You Can Get It (Cockpit). She is a middle school language arts teacher by day and loves to dabble in performance art, choir, and music by night. As Jerry Herman beautifully wrote, “ There's a "thank you" you can give life, if you live life all the way!”

Holly Ruhling

Holly Ruhling - Holly is excited to make her debut at Cockpit in Court under the direction of long time friends Lauren and Steven. When not gracing the stage of a musical theatre production, she can be seen composing music, managing restaurants, going to college, and loving her son Bucky and husband Buck. Holly wants to thank her amazing cast mates for a great shared theatrical experience, and Dan for being the best at everything he does. Also, thanks to her friends and family for their unwavering support. Holly's performance of "Before the Parade Passes By" is dedicated to her late father, James Walter, Jr.

Lauren Spencer-Harris

Lauren has been a theatre educator, performer, and arts advocate for the past 20 years. She holds her BFA in Theatre from the Boston Conservatory with an emphasis in Directing. She also carries her M.Ed from Concordia University in Education. As a performer, Lauren has been seen professionally and regionally in many productions. Favorite credits include Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Dot in Sunday in the Park with George and Diana in Next to Normal. She has been the director of numerous high school theatre programs and was a member of the theatre faculty at Harford Community College. She has been the Director for the Suburban Players for the past 6 years. Lauren is a musical theatre enthusiast with a strong background in vocal performance and dance. By day, she is an English Teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools. For Silvester, and of course, my Zoe.

Steven Edward Soltow

Musical Director
Steven Edward Soltow - Musical Director Steven is thrilled to make his Cockpit in Court debut, music directing this unique and special production alongside a truly gifted creative team and cast of stellar vocalists. Over the last 7 years, Steven has music directed over 30 shows; his favorites include Legally Blonde, The Last Five Years, and Mary Poppins. Steven is also an actor; most recently seen as Prince Topher (R&H’s Cinderella, Milburn Stone Theatre) and Pirelli (Sweeney Todd, Havre de Grace Opera House). Steven is a K-5 Vocal Music Teacher at Red Pump Elementary School, private piano instructor and vocal coach, and is a devoted plant dad. He thanks his partner Rizwan for his unending support in the midst of his busy theatre schedule.

Dan Morelli

Stage Manager/Scenic Designer/Assistant Lighting Designer
Dan is excited to be here for his first show with Cockpit in Court! He recently graduated from Bel Air High School, where he was Secretary for the Bel Air Drama Company. With the BADC, he served as a stage manager for 6 productions, most recently being the Production Stage Manager and Assistant Scenic Designer for Guys and Dolls. In the community, Dan has worked on numerous shows, some favorites including Something Rotten (Scenic Build/Backstage), Matilda (PSM/Scenic Design), and Hello, Dolly! (PSM). Outside of the Theatre community, Dan works at Kinetic Ninja Warrior as the party coordinator. In the fall, Dan plans to study Elementary Education and Special Education at Towson University. He would like to thank this incredible cast and production team for being so amazing to work with. Enjoy the show!

Helen Garcia-Alton

Lighting Designer

Dan Morelli

Light/Sound Board Operator

Francesco Leandro, Broadus Nesbitt, Robert Noakes, Kim O’Donnell, Alexis Tucker

Stage Construction

Jason Randolph

Technical Director
BS Math, College of William and Mary; MFA Rinehart School of Sculpture, MICA; MFA Technical Theatre and Design, UVA; TD/Resident Scenic Designer Single Carrot Theatre 2014-2017; TD CCBC Essex 2015-present; TD Cockpit in Court Summer Theater 2016-present

BWW Q&A: James Hunnicutt on Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre

James is a graduate from Towson University with a degree in Theatre. He has performed at TU, MD Arts Festival, Cockpit in Court, Fell’s Point Corner Theatre, Vagabonds, Phoenix Festival, and F. Scott Black's Dinner Theatres, to mention a few. He has also choreographed and directed shows all over Baltimore. By day he works at Towson University as the Operations Manager, at the TU building in Harford County, referred to as TUNE (but sadly doesn’t offer any arts programs).

What inspired your passion for theatre and how did you start your journey in the industry?

I went to my high school production of Hello Dolly because a friend of mine was playing Dolly. I was so in awe and said I want to do that. It was one of the first shows I had ever seen. I then went to college and the first friend I made was a Theatre Major, and started hanging around and trying to get involved in anyway I could.

Can you tell us about some of your favorite shows that you've directed or choreographed in Baltimore?

Shows that stand out in my mind as a director/choreographer are all based on the total experience of the cast melding and becoming like an extended family. This happened with The Full Monty, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Many of the cast members from these show are still close friend today.

How does your role as Operations Manager at Towson University intersect with your career in theatre?

Oddly in my position at Towson University, it has nothing to due with the artistic aspect of theatre. But it does deal a lot with manage events and coordinating the behind the scenes work. This is helpful because sometimes I make new contacts or see different ways to make events successful.

Can you provide some insights into the upcoming shows, Newsies & Jerry's Girls, and what audiences can expect from them?

We are excited to present Jerry's Girls because it features six women singing a wide range of Jerry Herman's hits. It is harder to pull off some of the classics today when trying to build a younger audience, but this show gives everyone a taste of the shows with some of Broadway's biggest songs. Newsies, also is a exciting choice for our actors. We chose this because many of the young performers we have worked with, think this show is especially fun to be involved in and represents the age group that are in. Also a lot of fun music and dancing.

What is the selection process like for the actors in Newsies, given it is performed by actors aged 18 and under?

We have open auditions for ages 4-18. We treat them like the adult auditions. They need to come in prepared with music, dressed to dance and give them readings (or make them tell a story if they are too young to read). We can normally cast up to 30 due to the size of the theatre. We make sure they can commit to the rehearsal schedule and have to take conflicts into consideration since it is the summer - some people don't realize the commitment by the performer is also a commitment by the parents.

Could you share some details about the Jerry Herman review? What can audiences look forward to in terms of songs and performances?

The musical review should fit well in our Cabaret setting. Our space is set up in the round and with the piano on the stage. Our six "leading ladies" will sing stand-out songs from Hello Dolly, Mack and Mabel, Mame, Parade, La Cage and a few other shows. It is more of a celebration of Herman's music with song after song.

With your extensive background in theatre, what advice would you give to budding theatre professionals?

See as much as you can to try and understand the complexity and simplicity of acting. Also, try to experience all aspects of theatre, from sound, to lighting, to set and crew, front of house... Anything to get the full picture of what it takes to make a theatre successful and to better round you out as a performer. Also, don't be afraid to take chances. We always tell the kids in our rehearsals "you can't say you can't, you say I will try", because theatre is live and we create better by making choices that work the best.

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Administrative Manager | Lisa L. Boeren
Producer | Dr. R. Michael Walsh
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