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Bingo! The Winning Musical 2015 Last Modified: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Presented on Our Main Stage
Bingo! The Winning Musical
Book by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid.
Music and Lyrics by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid, and David Holcenberg.
A Live Theater Production of a touching Musical Comedy.
Directed by Judy Beard.
Rating: PG

Performance Dates:
October 2015

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From Samuel French:

Best friends and Bingo pals Vern, Honey and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. As the storm knocks out power at the Bingo Hall, Patsy and Honey remind each other of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began in the same way. In flashback, Honey tells us about the night Vern and her best friend, Bernice, had their falling out. Bernice's sweet, yet headstrong daughter, Alison, enters the Bingo hall in disguise - Bernice's health is failing, and Alison is determined, with the help of Bingo, to reunite her mother with her long-lost best friend.

"Popcorn, friendship, intrigue and a famous five-letter word. Bingo turns Grandma's favorite form of gambling into fun-loving musical theater." - The New York Times

"The score is bouncy and well-crafted. An exportable small-theater concoction a la Forever Plaid." - Variety

"A deceptively witty book and spirited performances - creating a hilarious portrait of a peculiar competitive event, much in the way The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee did for elementary school spellers." - The Associated Press

"Songs to bring down the house!" - Los Angeles Times

"Warm-hearted, witty, musical comedy!" - Chicago Tribune

"A show the whole family can enjoy." - Sun Sentinel Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

"Heitzman, Reid and Holcenberg's new musical comedy finds its heart, soul, and humor in a game that can be heard emanating from every church auditorium, high school cafeteria, and social hall across America." - The Beach Reporter, Hermosa Beach, CA

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Published by Samuel French.

Our Director Judy Beard

Mary Hill as Vern

Taylor Oxley as Honey

Tina Robinson as Patsy

Role Actor
Vern: Mary Hill
Honey: Taylor Oxley
Patsy: Tina Robinson
Alison: Rachel Glaze
Bernice: Diann Arington
Minnie: Linda Rickel
Sam/Frank: Nick Davis
Production Staff
Director: Judy Beard
Assistant Director: Steve Robinson
Stage Manager: Robert L. Simpson

Our Crew
Set Design: Cast
Set Construction: Harvie Arington
Lighting Design: Mary Hill
Light Technician: Tami Pultz
Sound Technician: Steve Robinson
Choreography: Judy Beard
Props: Keith Scott
Wardrobe: Cast
Publicity: Gene Forsyth
Judy Beard
Programs: Neil Richarson
Leigh Griffin
Photography: John Lukas
Rehearsal Pianist: Kristen LaMadrid

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee President:
Keith Scott
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Leigh Griffin
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Harvie Arington
Rachel Glaze as Alison

Diann Arington as Bernice

Linda Rickel as Minnie

Nick Davis as Frank

Our Tech Team ?, Steve Robinson, Tami Pultz

Our Pianist Kristen LaMadrid

Peter's Flooring & Paint
Hot Springy Dingy
Tom Cooper and Alliance Business Machines
Bill Hall Printers
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
Cindy Penny and the Hot Springs Village Voice
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine and KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Alice Bates and KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio
Trader Bill's Outdoor Sports
Sherwin-Williams Hot Springs

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!

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