Adapted by Christopher Sergel
from the book by Frank Gilbreth
and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

On Our Stage in Our 88th Season

January 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24, 2016

During the run of Cheaper by the Dozen we collected donations of NEW (not used) socks for the homeless. Socks are “the most requested item” by America’s homeless. We collected 715 pairs (59.58 dozen) of NEW socks from our members and patrons who came to see Cheaper by the Dozen.

Produced in Cooperation with Dramatic Publishing

The Show

Suppose you’re an attractive high school girl and you’re not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family. He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there’s a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition which he’s keeping secret. The children don’t understand them. Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and she are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up. (From Dramatic Publishing’s website): If we had to choose from among all our publications the one show most likely to delight an audience, this play would be our choice. 

The Crew

Co-Producers – Tim Carney and Stan Guarnelo
Director – Phil Booth
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Nathan Booth
Stage Crew – Lillian Kanclez, Molly Boudreau, and Margaret Carscadden
Lighting Design – David Reynolds, II
Lights – Chris Boudreau
Sound – Dave Kanclez
Set Design – Gordon Mosley
Master Carpenter – Gordon Mosley
Set Construction and Painting – David Wood, Phil Booth, Theresa Booth, Richard Moore, Chris Boudreau, David Kanclez, Jeff Flannery, Lexi Kaplan, Jana Smith, Daniel Bertram, Steve Gautreau, Lois Sczomak, Tom Sparrow, Deb Kales, Kirk Haas, Mike Mayne, Andrew Brown, and John Sczomak
Costumes – Bobbie Justice assisted by Mary Calder, Karen Drugacz and the Cast
Hair and Makeup – Lindel Salow assisted by Chuck Demske, Sarah Zakaria, Lynne Salow
Postcard Mailing – Victor Hydel, Garrett Hermen, Jana Smith, Patti Martin, Barbie Wilson, Lucee Wilson, Lois Sczomak, Vida Chatila, Lisa Paschke, Bruce Hack, Cheryl Hack, Katie Suchyta, Mike Moseley,  and Tom Sparrow
Props – Diane Cliff assisted by Phil Booth, Theresa Booth, Steve Gautreau, Rebecca O’Shesky, Lindel Salow, Chuck Demske, and Gordon Mosley
Publicity – Sue Suchyta, Ashley Sword, Kori Bielaniec, and Tom Sparrow
Programs – Scott Rider, Brian Townsend and Richard Moore
Tickets – Tracey Boudreau and Julie Sparrow
Afterglow and Cast and Crew – Casey Irwin, Katelyn Harrison, Tim Carney, and Diane Cliff
50/50 and Intermission – Frann Stempek assisted by Members of The Guild
Ushers – Shari and Mike Mayne assisted by Members of The Guild
French Voice Lesson Recording – Brian Townsend
German Voice Lesson Recording – Stephen Sedor
Original Cover Artwork – Brian Townsend

The Cast

Mr. Gilbreth – Jeff Flannery

Mrs. Gilbreth – Valerie Haas

Anne – Alexis Mosley

Ernestine – Kelley Donnelly

Frank – Daniel Bartrum

Martha – Alexandria Antonelli

Bill – Joseph Garza

Lillian – Jamie Paschke

Fred – Cole Haas

Dan – Kurt Wilson

Jackie – Matthais Hermen

Bob – Calum Carscadden

Jane – Maggie Kanclerz

Mrs. Fitzgerald – Rebecca Hermen

Dr. Burton – Tom Sparrow

Joe Scales –Nathan Booth

Miss Brill – Linda Mosley

Larry – Julian Campitelle

The Dog – Riley

Show photos by James and Marni Mayne