Opera House Shows, 1979-89

Information on shows at the Lagoon Opera House from 1979 to 1989.

NOTE: While this page is not complete, information is added as it is confirmed. Please contact me if you have any contributions.

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1979

Tickets: $4

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE (Jun 7 – Jun 30)

George M, 1979. Photo: Lagoon

GEORGE M (Jul 5 – Jul 28)

Musical Director: Paul Banham
Choreographer: Barbara Wingate
Stage Manager: Jaye Beetem
Costumer: Kay Schumacher
House Manager: Sharyllyn Shaw
Technical Director: Dave Deike
Technical Assistant: Tom Pavich
Painting: R. Mark Read
Piano: Paul Banham
Woodwinds: Richard Babcock
Follow Spot: Greg Horrell
Program & Publicity: DiAnne Campbell
Lighting: Renee Richmann

GIGI (Aug 2 – Aug 25)

Guest Director: Gary Bird

CAST

Karen B. Alston
Christian Andersen
Teri Campbell
Ralph S. Cannon
Ramona D’Agostino
Pete Drubay
Laurence Finnegan
Lori Gordon
Donny Heath
Nanette Horman
Winkie T. Horman
Paul Kimmel
N. Lynn Mazer
Myra Robbins
Holly Smith
Jonathan Stowers

1980

Tickets: $4 – included park admission ($10 Season Tickets)

CALL ME MADAM

Director: Dennis Ferrin

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (Jul 7 – Aug 2)

Director: William S. Barber (1980 Robert E. Freed Award Winner)
Set Designer: William S. Barber

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

Director: Robert Hyde Wilson

CAST
Christian Anderson
Robert Baker
Kent D. Burrell
Russ Cuff
Anne Cullimore Decker
Jaren Harbrecht
Catherine Holbrook
Ryan Johnson
Joseph S. Kollar
Tony Larimer
Jennifer Blomfield McLaughlin
Derek Merrill
Amy Marie Rose
Anne Rowe
Georgia Sorenson
Eric Underwood
Ron Van Woerden

1981

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (Jun)

CAST
Amy Kipp
Nelden Maxfield
Jim Miller

HIT THE DECK! (Jul)

CALAMITY JANE (Aug)

Review

Director: George R. Maxwell
Costumer: David C. Paulin

CAST
Robert Baker
Kent D. Burrell
Lon Johnsen
Carrie Maxwell
Jim Miller
Marsha Miller
Paul Stephan

1982

DAMES AT SEA (Jun 4 – Jun 26)

Director: David Dean

HIGH BUTTON SHOES

GREASE (Aug 6 – Aug 28)

1983

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Jun 17 – Aug 27)

Director: David Dean

CAST
Robert Baker
Roger Bonson
Tim Brantley
Laurie Brown
Jeff Crockett
David Driggs
Mary Fanning
Catherine Hyde
Thomas Kalb
Mark Knowles
Douglas Labreque
Merle Marsh
Jason McSpaddon
Jeff Moberg
Rodney Montague
Dennis Record
Stephanie Ross
Jan Smith
Susan Welby

1984

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Jun 15 – Jul 31)

Director: David Dean

Laurie Brown & Jeff Larsen in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Photo: Deseret News

1985

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Jun 21 – Aug 31)

Director: David Dean

1986

SWEET CHARITY (Jun 20 – Aug 30)

1987

1988

Grace Urry Henderson & Jonathan Stowers in Whoopee, 1988. Photo courtesy of Deseret News

WHOOPEE (May 30 – Jul 2)

GREATER TUNA

Producer: Jeffry Belnap
Musical Director: Jeffry Belnap

DAMES AT SEA

1989

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Jun 23 – Aug 26)

Tickets: $8 General Admission ($6.50 Pre-Sale)

Review

Producer: Jeffry Belnap
Director: Edward J. Gryska
Musical Director: Jeffry Belnap
Set Designer: Ladd Lambert

CAST
Edward D. Britt
J. Alan Brodine
Rebekah Folsom
Frank Gerrish
Kitchell Jones
Troy Lunt
Karen Nielson
Trevor H. Olsen
Kori Ramsey

ORCHESTRA
John Clark
Gerrit Gregor
Jeffrey Gutke
Michael Johnson
Randy Kempton

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SOURCES

1979 Opera House program.

Various Deseret News articles.

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