Presents Our 2014-2015 Season

Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Theatre!

The quintessential Broadway classic!

October 24-26, 2014

Danville High School
Dick Van Dyke Auditorium

February 13-15, 2015:
Dinner Theater

Danville Area Community College
Bremer Theater

April 24-26, 2015

Danville High School
Dick Van Dyke Auditorium

Area Premiere - Direct from Broadway!


Cast list for Guys and Dolls (in order of appearance):


Nicely-Nicely Johnson: Cole Huber
Benny Southstreet: Tom Fricke
Big Jule: Ray Essick
Sarah Brown: Jenny Gleason
Arvide Abernathy/Waiter: Andrew R. Peters
Agatha: Wen Bu
Calvin/Brandy Bottle Bates: Henry Hunt
Martha/Hot Box Girl: Pamela Adam
Harry the Horse: Aidan M. Tibben
Lt. Brannigan: Alan French
Nathan Detroit: Brett Andrews
Angie the Ox: Reno Torres
Miss Adelaide: Chelsea Zych
Hot Box Girls: Brittany McDaniels, Kathie Collins, Shannon Smith, Ashley Kirby, Molly Smith
Sky Masterson: Logan Edris
Mimi: Jennifer Kirby
General Cartwright: Nancy Keener

Our next rehearsal will be Sunday, August 31, at 1:00pm at Center Stage — the full cast is called for this rehearsal.  If you have a conflict, please email the director at abigail[dot]manekin[at]gmail[dot]com.
Thank you again to everyone! We are so excited about this cast!

Gregory’s Academy of the Arts presents a Directing Workshop for those who enjoy directing plays, or would like to learn more about directing in the theatre.  The workshop will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014, from 1-4 p.m., at the Fischer Theatre (158 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL).  The Workshop Instructor will be Gregory Duckett of Gregory’s Academy of the Arts. Duckett has acted, directed, designed and taught a variety of theatre classes at Western Illinois University, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, and Danville Area Community College.

The Workshop will cover a variety of subjects including: Script Analysis, Production Research, Creating a Director’s Bible, Casting and much more.  The cost of the Workshop is $75.00.  There are one or two more spots available — contact Gregory at 217-443-0235 or

Our long tradition of quality community theater continues to flourish thanks to you, our patrons and supporters!

$ixty for 60

DLO Musical Theatre begins the celebration of our 60th season this fall, with the classic favorite, Guys and Dolls. The fun continues with our winter 2015 production of La Cage Aux Folles. Our spring selection, Big Fish, is a brand new production, straight from Broadway.
Bringing you high quality musical theater requires many hours of volunteer labor, but it also requires substantial investment in sound and lighting equipment. As our equipment has begun to show its age, we are beginning a number of much needed repairs, replacements and upgrades, particularly to our microphones, cables and other sound equipment.
In honor of our 60th anniversary season, we hope you’ll join our $60 FOR 60 campaign to help us improve our sound system, enhancing the quality music you hear! DLO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the arts!!