Press Releases

Posted August 2012

Members of the community are preparing for the Star Players’ 10th Anniversary production of Titanic, the Musical, which will be stage July 27-29 and August 3-5.  Along with The First Citizens National Bank, Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College, many other local groups are supporting this show.

The set construction crew of Mike Sprang, Kip Barth, Dale Sprang, Jim Sprang, Kevin Barth, Jim Ruhlen, Andy Voorheis, Jonathan Miller and Tia Sines are busy recreating parts of the famous ship.  Kathy Fields has supplied the boarding passes each theater-goer will receive.  Stage Manager Stacy Barth will team up with Sprang, Tom Griffin, Samantha Barth, Hannah Barth, Tia Rice and Sue Kitzler backstage.

Directors David Headings and Mary Jones are working with orchestra members Mallory Guined, Janet Engle, Connie Wall, Vickie Gottfried, Jaynee Bramel, Cheryl Coakley, Kara Reddick, Kennedy McKain, Betty Snyder, Ashlie Payton and Seth Sprang to bring the theater alive during the majestic ship’s journey.  Kelli Stephens from Kenton will be the choreographer.

Costume chair Stacy Barth, Gena Grafmiller, Marilyn Boes, Pat Riedel and Laura Bacon are dressing the huge cast with support from  cast member Betsy Gerhart, who is the manager of the theater department at Costume Holiday House in Fremont.

Veteran light and soundmen Gary McCreary and Robert DeLong will again be in charge of the technical aspects of the production.

The public may order tickets beginning July 13 by calling 419-294-1411. Tickets for members are $8 and non-members $10.  Darlene Kitzler, Jim Kitzler, and Mary Jones will be manning the box office.   

Info for Pic:   Stacy Barth (far right) discusses possible costume choices with cast members Denise Clark (far left) Kathleen Bather and costume crew member Gena Grafmiller.

Picture:  New cast members Hannah Berry, Kirk Miller, Julia Massara, James Massara, Brandon Hall, Ed Griswold and Joe Blue surround original cast member Mike Webb as they practice a number from the Star's summer show, Titanic, The Musical.

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