Heaven Can Wait
by Harry Segall
Set in the 1940s, this romantic comedy-fantasy is about a boxer who is mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time and given a second chance back on Earth.
Four weekends starting October 24, 2014.
Who's Who (alphabetically)
JAN ANDERSON (Tony Abbott) is a Healdsburg resident and has been with The Camp Rose Players for several years now. His roles here have seen him taking on characters as varied as a vampire ghost to a 1900's era, rich French playboy. Aside from spending some of his free time acting with us at Camp Rose, Jan make his living as a voice actor recording commercials, educational materials, telephone greetings and corporate presentations for clients all around the world. If you'd like to find out more about Jan's voice acting, please visit his website at www.ja-voiceworks.com.
ARLENE DALTON (Mrs. Ames) Arlene Dalton has been with the Camp Rose Players since the early 1990s, first appearing with husband Ken Dalton in LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS. Her roles are too numerous to count, but favorites include Hank Dwarf in the British Pantomime SHOW WHITE GOES WEST and most recently, Mamita in GIGI. Arlene is an accomplished singer, pianist, an avid golfer and world traveler with her husband, Ken.
KEN DALTON (Messenger 7013) When he's not on stage at Camp Rose, Ken is a golf enthusiast, world traveller, skilled singer and published author of five novels. Ken's acting resume inclues everything from a mailroom clerk to Scottish detective, to singing gambler and most recently the ever suave Honore Lachailles in GIGI and now he's headed "north" as an otherworldly messenger in HEAVEN CAN WAIT. Learn more about Ken at www.kendalton.com.
BILL GARNER (Joe Pendleton) Jane Moore offered me my first Camp Rose part in 1994. After that, Jane gave me the honor of playing Prof. Harold Hill, Nathan Detroit, Emile de Becque, and, as they say, "many more." Dear Jane was the greatest theater "life force" and director I have ever worked with. Now Sue, Jane's daughter, has ably taken over the Camp Rose helm. Over the years I've acted in several Sonoma County venues. None was as fun nor as challenging as strutting the "limited" Camp Rose boards. It's great to be back with my Camp Rose family--on both sides of the lights. This one's for you, Jane.
JOHN GREEN (Detective Williams) has been active in the Sonoma County Theater community for 35 years as an actor, director and producer. He has been involved in over 80 productions, and has appeared as an actor in over 50 at Camp Rose dating from “See How They Run” in 1979. He has avoided playing the leading role in all but two and is best known for making small and supporting parts memorable and making the other actors look good.
Healdsburg resident JOHN GUILFOY (Lefty) has been a long-time member of the Camp Rose Players appearing in numerous shows including SNOW WHITE GOES WEST, SOUTH PACIFIC, GIGI, and the would-be killer in DIAL "M" FOR MURDER. When not on stage, John likes to hunt, fish, and is an avid history buff who volunteers his time at the Healdsburg Museum.
CHERYL RICCI KOPCZYNSKI (Bette Logan) Cheryl, Santa Rosa born and long-time Geyserville resident, made her stage debut as Ginger in The Mountain Rose/Camp Rose production of DRACULA-LA in 1982. She followed that up playing the title role in GIGI; many years later she would star in the reprise of same as Gigi’s Aunt Alicia. (Anna Settle, matriarch/actor/costumer of Camp Rose was the original Aunt Alicia and also Cheryl’s Kindergarten teacher- small world serendipity surprise!) Her ever growing list of favorite Camp Rose roles includes Eleanor of Aquitaine in THE LION IN WINTER, Adelaide in GUYS & DOLLS, Billie Dawn in BORN YESTERDAY, Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY, Winnie in I’LL GET MY MAN and the title roles in both CALAMITY JANE and MIRANDA (for which Anna Settle created the magical mermaid costumes.) After a 30 year career in art tile sales and marketing, Cheryl has successfully launched her new business, Cheryl & Company: hand-crafted fabric treasures (firstname.lastname@example.org). She greatly enjoys jogging with dog, Django, and fishing with husband, Joe, a professional fishing guide. Much love and gratitude goes out to her family, her Camp Rose kindreds and all the special friends with whom she has shared the stage. Watch Cheryl find ingénue love in this current crowd-pleaser; as she puts it: “Heaven CANNOT believe it!”
TRACY LOGAN (Julia Farnsworth) A native of Berkeley, and a Healdsburg resident since 1982, Tracy first joined The Mountain Rose Players (Camp Rose Players’ offsite incarnation) as Princess Winifred in their 1983 production of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. When the Camp Rose Players relocated back to Camp Rose in the autumn of that same year, Tracy was there as Mona Kent in DAMES AT SEA. Some of her favorite Camp Rose roles include Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY (1984), Sheila Broadbent in THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE, Marian Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN, Sister Sarah Brown in GUYS & DOLLS, Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and Maria Ranier Von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, with her family acting the parts of Georg, Frederick and Gretl. Camp Rose- and all it encompasses- is dear to Tracy; it is where she met her husband, raised their children and came to affectionately know the whole Settle/Salvon/Moore clan. For casting efficiency, Tracy lives in walking proximity, in what Jane Moore sweetly dubbed, The Historic Camp Rose Theater District. Playing a murderous, adulterous wife is a new calling.
Born and raised in Sonoma County, ERIKA SPEARS (lighting, sound, state manager) is thrilled to have recently joined the Camp Rose Players. Being involved in numerous theatrical productions as a child (including Winnie the Pooh and The Little Prince), and an avid audience member as an adult, Erika fell in love with Camp Rose’s unique atmosphere during a production of Gigi. She was able to join the crew with their performance of “I'LL GET MY MAN” as interim stage manager. She is now hooked, and looks forward to participicating for many shows to come. When she is not attending rehearsals or performances, Erika is an educator at a local school, an amateur photographer, and a passionate cook.
JENNIFER TREMONT (crew) has been with The Camp Rose Players since it's inception in 1976 when she appeared as “Billy the Cabin Boy” in Josepha and Captain Fitch, our very first show. She's worked on stage and behind the scenes. Her favorite role was the Prostitute in No Sex Please Were British. She looks forward to working with her sister, resident director, Suzanne Webb for many years to come. Jennifer is also a freelance hair stylist in TV and feature films, the most recent being THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE HUNGER GAMES sequel.
DARRYL WEBB (Max Levene), who has been in numerous Camp Rose productions since 1983. Outside of the theatre, Darryl works as a recording engineer, video editor and film music composer (www.langewebbmusic.com).
This is the fifth play (director) SUZANNE WEBB has directed and produced after stepping into the position given to her by her mother, Jane Moore. Her training includes many years as resident stage manager at Camp Rose. Sue loves the creative process, working with this special ensemble of actors and crew, and the spirit of what true community theater embodies. "It's a lot of work, a lot of fun, and the payoff is well worth it! It's also something my husband Darryl and I enjoy doing together." When not at Camp Rose, Suzanne is Marketing Director for a local wine trade magazine and event company.
WARREN WESTON (Mr. Jordan) There is no part too large or small for Warren Weston who has been in each and every production since he first set foot on the Camp Rose stage. From playing Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" to King Henry II in "The Lion in Winter" (and just about everything in between) Warren has made the most of his character portrayals and has a loyal following as part of the Camp Rose family.
Featuring (from top left)
Jan Anderson, Arlene Dalton,
Ken Dalton, Bill Garner, John Green,
John Guilfoy, Cheryl Ricci Kopczynski,
Tracy Logan, Darryl Webb, Warren Weston
Behind the Scenes
Erika Spears (photo not avialable)
Jennifer Tremont (above)