– Past Show
“Magic in the Air in Three Milwaukee Shows”
[ Includes review of Bell Book and Candle ]”
— Mike Fischer / Journal Sentinel
“Bell, Book, Candle and Cat:
A Q&A with Amanda J. Hull”
— Russ Bickerstaff / The Small Stage Blog
“’Bell, Book and Candle’ charms October audiences.”
— Selena Milewski / Shepherd Express
By John Van Druten
Directed by Amanda J. Hull and Tom Marks
Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties…
Libby Amato as Gillian Holroyd
Randall Anderson as Shep Henderson
Beth Perry as Aunt Queenie
Michael Keiley as Sidney Redlitch
Jason Nykiel as Nicky Holroyd
Gus TT Doherty as Pyewackett
All cast photos © and courtesy JT Backes.
Libby is delighted to make her Milwaukee Entertainment Group premiere with this wonderfully talented cast and crew. Recent productions include Little Gem with Milwaukee Irish Arts, Macbeth and These Shining Lives with Umbrella Group Theatre, and Julius Ceasar with Optimist Theatre. Look for her this spring in Renaissance Theatreworks’ production of Top Girls. She sends thanks to family and friends for their continuing support and encouragement, and wishes you all a very happy Halloween. Look, Mom…I’m a witch!
as Gillian Holroyd
Gus is honored to be returning to the stage. Gus has made a splash in the Milwaukee theater scene with several high profile productions, including It’s Six in the Morning: Feed Me Now, I’ve Climbed On Top of the Kitchen Cabinets and I’m too Scared to Come Down on my Own, and Middle of the Night: or Let me Sing you the Song of My People. Gus also enjoys a career as a stylist to the stars (He can be found on Facebook or you can follow him on Twitter @gusttdoherty ). To Kelly, “You are the wind beneath my wings. Also, there’s only like, seven pounds of food left, Are you trying to starve me?”
Gus TT Doherty
Randall is thrilled to work for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group with such a talented cast. Returning audiences may recognize him from Art (Marc) earlier this year, or 2014’s Dial M For Murder (Tony). A founding member of Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre, he has been performing in the midwest for over twenty-five years. Randall’s credits in the Milwaukee area include Rope (Rupert), Noises Off (Lloyd), 12 Angry Men (Juror 8), and Hamlet (Claudius). He can sometimes be heard the first Sunday of the month as part of WMSE’s Frontier Radio Theatre. Randall can next be seen this December in an encore of his one man show The Bartender.
as Shep Henderson
Beth is delighted to be making her debut with Milwaukee Entertainment Group and to be sharing the Brumder stage with such talented and delightful creatures. Although clearly old enough to know better, Beth continues to participate in theatre because she can’t *not* do it. Favorite roles include Dr. Katherine Brandt in 33 Variations (for which she received a 2017 Footlights Performing Arts Award), Sybil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers and Dottie Ottley in Noises Off.
as Aunt Queenie
Michael received a BA in Theatre Studies from UWM. This is his second Milwaukee Entertainment Group production and he is very happy to be back with this amazing cast and crew. His most recent stops were playing several roles with Cabaret Milwaukee, The King of Spades in the very talented Amanda J Hull’s original play, Hatter Madness and Anton Diabelli in 33 Variations at Villa Terrace. Favorite roles include: Emperor Joseph in Amadeus, Oberon in “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, O’Brien/the voice from 1984 and King Creon in Medea. Michael as always thanks his beautiful family and friends for their support.
as Sidney Redlitch
Jason is happy to work with Milwaukee Entertainment Group again after appearing in Murder at the Mansion and Jack of Hearts. He is a recent transplant to Milwaukee, but has worked with Kohl’s Wild Theater and Milwaukee Metro Voices. Jason would like to thank Sam for all of her support and for just being a great person.
as Nicky Holroyd
Opening Night, Closing Night, Performances:
Doors Open – 7pm | Curtain – 7:30pm
Doors Open – 1:30pm | Curtain – 2pm
|Friday||October 13||Opening Night|
|Monday||October 23||PWYC Performance|
|Tuesday||October 31||Closing Night|
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or for other Live Entertainment events at the
Brumder Mansion, call Tom Marks at (414) 388-9104
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