Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.
Director: Richard Biever
Choreographer/Stage Manager: Jill A. Brighton
Scenic Designer: Michael Benson
Costume Designer: Julie Snyder
Lighting Designer: Tyler Sperrazza
Sound Designer: Michael Blake
Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Charney
Franklin Shepard: Tyler Sperrazza
Charley Kringas: James McCready
Mary Flynn: Madeline Biever
Gussie: Katie Kensinger
Joe Josephson: Jonathan O’Harrow
Beth: Leah Mueller
K.T.: Rachel Freenock
Jerome: Mark Werner
Meg/1st Girl: Taylor Bigelow
Tyler/TV Newsman: Noah Hanahan
Terry/Photographer/Pianist: Jeff Buterbaugh
Scotty/Stage Manager/Mrs. Spencer: Abbie Jensen
Dory/Make-Up Artist: Gail McCormick
Ru/Mr. Spencer: Connor Henderson
Bunker/TV Newswoman: Sarah Rito
Frank Jr.: Owen Rosenberry
Venue: Schwab Auditorium
Schwab Auditorium is located on Pollack Road behind Old Main on campus.
We recommend parking downtown in one of the garages. From there it’s a short walk, using the footpath directly across from the Corner Room.
People can be dropped off near the auditorium on Pollack and the cars parked at the Hub parking deck.