As she cautiously took to the stage for the very
first time during rehearsals, Katelyn Olsen was mesmerized by
the spotlight as it adjusted to her three foot frame. Standing
in the middle of the stage with the confidence of a 6 year old,
she belted out her first song "Clementine". Katelyn
is this years Sign Girl for the Sunol Repertory Theater's 2005
production of "Curses, Foiled Again! Or to Heiress is Human".
Following a long standing tradition, a young girl is picked
each year to carry the signs across the stage that read "Act
I" or "Act II" between acts and intermission.
Although new to the Sunol Repertory Theater stage, this Sunol
Glen School kindergartner has studied dance since she was 3
½ and has performed in two dance recitals. Katelyn will
perform a total of three songs during the play.
Katelyn makes her home in Fremont with parents Annalise and
Chris and 3 year old brother William.
This melodrama is set in a silver mining town in California
where we find the villain using a homeless shelter as a cover
for a band of thieves and the hero this year is an undercover
Opening night is Saturday and this wild, crazy and colorful
cast is sure to keep you jumping in your seats and laughing
hysterically all night long.
Sunol Glen teacher, Phil Mumford, plays the character of Diabolical
Bill; SRT newcomer, Wells Twombly, plays Big Slim; a veteran
of the Pleasanton Playhouse, Suzanne Diers, plays Tangerine
Souffle; 21 year SRT veteran, Pat/Patti Balch, plays Otis Crummy;
former SRT director, Lynn Kozma, plays Effie Frump; SRT veteran,
Cliff Pepper, plays Goofus Birdsong; former SRT villainess,
Sue Marshall, plays Ma Hubbard; former SRT director, Stephan/Stephanie
Doyle, plays Sheriff Hilda; former SRT heroine, Lori Nielsen,
plays Miz Kitchencupboard; 6 year SRT veteran, Paige Mendicino,
plays Cheerful Goody2shoes; 4 year SRT veteran, Klay Kunkel,
plays Lawyer Muggleworth; 2nd year veteran, Sandi Bohner, plays
Mrs. Muchmoney, Foothill High student, Sarae Van Dyke, plays
Calamity Mist and 7 year veteran, Derek Johnson, plays Foggy
First time Director, Diane Tiessen says, "It's going just
beautifully, the cast is enthusiastic, costuming is coming along
and the set is glorious. It's a lot of fun directing, this is
my first time directing, if you don't count 33 years in the
classroom." Retired for 10 years, Diane previously taught
in the Milpitas Unified School District. She adds, "This
is my next life".
The plays official dress rehearsal is on Friday. That evening's
performance is not open to the public, but gives the cast an
opportunity to invite special guests such as senior citizens
from the local Masonic Home and the Pleasanton Senior Center.
They also invite the staff of Sunol Glen School for this special
"Everyone has a good time, it's a fun experience. We have
the finest quality sets and costumes", said Diane.
Tickets for the play are still available at the Sunol Corners
Store or you can get a mail-in order form online at www.sunol.net.
Performance dates are March 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26.
It's a crab feast! Yes, its all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab,
salad, pasta, rolls, dessert, coffee and iced tea. The Little
Brown Church is hosting a crab feed to raise funds for its youth
and children's programs. The feast takes place on March 12 from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sunol Event Center.
Beautiful gift baskets will also be on display for a silent
auction. Then after you have stuffed yourself with all that
crab, burn some of those calories and kick your shoes off and
enjoy an evening of live music by "Unleashed". The
cost is $45.00 per person and tickets can be purchased by calling
the church at 925-862-2004 or you can get a ticket order form