Golly Gee Whiz

Winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical and the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this rousing show offers 10 spectacular musical numbers that give every young actor their moment in the spotlight!  Golly Gee Whiz! is the quintessential “backyard musical,” a loving tribute to the terrific Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s.  The residents of Happyville, USA, aren’t all that happy.  Usually loaded with a golly-gee-whiz sort of unstoppable optimism and ready to make the world a better place, they all seem to have come down with a case of boredom and grumps.  They have good reason to feel so lousy.  After all, it’s the middle of the Great Depression.  But that’s when Mickey and Judy set ‘em straight and get everyone to work to put on a show!  Why, if they all pitch in together, they can do something good for the town and raise some money to help out the local businesses!  By working together, they put on such a great show that folks come from miles around to see it, and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it once was.

Cast List:

Kitty Kodgers - Amelia Caquelin
Slappy Sammerstein - Brock Nicholson
Judy - Virginia Joyce
Mickey - Finn Smith
Freddie Finklehoffer - Ryan Paradella
Jane- Lily Adkins
Edith - Trissy Saunar
Mac - Nathan Perez
Mae- Chaniyah Braxton
Lana- Kennedy Sharp
Deanna Supranna - Alexis Lincoln

Bobby - Vinny Oldfield

Betty- Tiyanna Whittle
Ted - David Wilder
Mona- Phoenix O'Neill
Johnny - Dylan Payne
Grace- Melanie Singletary
Shirley- Zaniah Gahagen
Rudy- Noella Kelley
Jackie- Giselle Grant
Elizabeth- Cia Allen
Cubby- Elijah Rowe
Loretta- Karah Rhines
Lulu- Hana Hairston
Chorus / Other: Ryan Johnson