Things are beginning to pick up at the Players Guild of Dearborn. Renovation activities are moving forward, hopefully toward completion before the season actually begins.

The ceiling in the auditorium is being replastered. Jerry Milliken, an independent plasterer, has undertaken this big job. Jerry even called his father out of retirement to help. Their task is particularly daunting as it isn’t easy to use scaffolding in a room where the floor is raked.

A couple of pictures of Jerry and his dad are attached.

Meanwhile, behind the visqueen, rehearsals are underway for the first production of the season, The Fantasticks.


Director/Choreographer, Paul Bruce
Music Director, Paul Abbott
Assistant Director, Scott Rider
Stage Manager, Chuck Bollman
Producers, Tim Carney and Colleen Meade Ripper
Properties, Diane Cliff assisted by Tim Carney
Lights, Chris Boudreau and David Reynolds, II
Costumes, Jeff Bartos
Hair and Make-up, Michael Bollman and Kimmy Elliot
Casting Governor, Bob Jones


MATT – Michael Bollman
LUISA – Kimmy Elliott
EL GALLO – Mike Moseley
HUCKLEBEE – Jeff Flannery
BELLOMY – Brian Townsend
THE MIME – Alex Gojkov
HENRY – Tom Sparrow
MORTIMER – Steve Gautreau