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Suite Surrender

February 25, 26, 27, 2016

Suite Surrender

It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance...that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.

Once more The Masquers has shown that they are particularly adept at presenting comic farces.  The cast, crew and even the set received resounding applause.  Congratulations to all involved.

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  • Behind the Scenes

The cast for Suite Surrender was announced in December, 2015.

Bernard S. Dunlap - Ray Pritchard
Claudia McFadden - Michelle Kanzelberger
Athena Sinclair - Susan Nechodomu
Murphy Stevens - Corrie Skubal
Mr. Pippet - Dean Sleger

Dora del Rio - Ellen Peronto
Mrs. Everett P. Osgood - D.J. Lucas
Francis, a bellhop - Patrick Schamburek
Otis, a bellhop - Kevin Sievert
Mr. Boodles -

Producer - Vicki Svacina
Director - Claran LaViolette
Stage Manager - Warren Schmidt
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder - Gerry Krause
Set Decorator - Luan Leonardelli
Costume Mistress - Ann Wolf
Makeup Design - Hailey Rogala
Hair Design -
Props - Roger Bennin

Crew members include - Jim Schweitzer, Jeff DeZeeuw, Bob Peronto, Fred Schnell, Mike Schamburek

Auditions were held on December 8 - 9, 2015, at The Masquers Coach House.

Rehearsals began January 4, 2016, and will run through the end of February. Performance dates are February 25, 26, and 27, 2016, at the Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, WI.

At the October meeting of The Masquers Board of Directors Claran LaViolette was appointed Director of SUITE SURRENDER, the second show of our 85th season. This is Claran's first time in the Director's chair, but she is more than familiar with Masquers productions. She has been the Costume Master for nearly every show produced by The Masquers for as long as most of us can remember.

Claran has also just finished the first show of our season where she created the memorable character of 'Dolly' in BIRCH HOLLOW.

Good luck Claran, we know you will wow the crowd.

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