Sheridan Whiteside, an eccentric and acid-tongued radio lecturer, is disabled on the doorstep of a prominent Ohio family and must remain confined to the unwilling family’s home for a few days. Discovering what he believes to be problems within the household, Sheridan (“Sherry”) discovers his leg is fine. Bribing the doctor to declare him unfit to leave for a few weeks, Sherry hatches a plot to fix all of the household’s problems. But has he made a mistake? This classic comedy is funny, clever, and non-stop fun from start to finish.
Directed by: Heather Lowe
A Comedy by: Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Tue, April 23, 2013
See what reviewers are saying about our terrific production of The Man Who Came To Dinner!
TOLUCAN TIMES “An audience-pleasing frolicking farce!” ”Brenda Dietlein is infectiously lovable as Maggie!”
BROADWAY WORLD ” The Man Who Came To Dinner provides great enjoyable, madcap fun!” ”4 out of 5 Stars!”
LOS FELIZ LEDGER ”A Comic Feast!”
Andrew Prine returns to our stage after appearing in last year’s acclaimed On Golden Pond. Appearing on Broadway, Andrew Prine soared to recognition in the leading roles of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Look Homeward Angel, and in his film role in the Academy award winner, The Miracle Worker. He has worked with Hollywood legends such as John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, William Holden, Glenn Ford, Dean Martin, Ben Johnson, Carl Reiner, Raquel Welch, and Anne Bancroft. When Westerns were king on television, he was the frequent guest star almost every week on all the shows. His appearance in Western theatrical feature films include Chisum, Bandolero!, Texas Across the River, and Gettysburg. Not only appearing on television in war dramas, Prine had to learn to ski while filming The Devil’s Brigade, shot in Italy with an all-star cast that included William Holden and Cliff Robertson. Andrew starred in several television series, beginning with Earl Holiman in the series, The Wide County, and joined forces with Barry Sullivan in, The Road West, and in W.E.B., he portrayed the network executive, Dan Costello. Adept at comedy, he co-starred in the series, Room For Two (1992), and was featured in the cast of Weird Science and starred in the sci-fi series, V.
He has recently worked with Quentin Tarantino and just completed two feature films, Beyond the Furthest Star and Curse of the Jaguar. A member of the prestigious Actor’s Studio, Andrew’s work includes Long Day’s Journey Into Night with Charlton Heston and Deborah Kerr, The Caine Mutiny directed by Henry Fonda, and received two Dramalogue Critics Awards for Best Actor for the leading role, Sam Shepard’s Buried Child and Goodbye Freddy. He also received the Golden Boot for his extensive work in Westerns. Andrew Prine has displayed his acting range by portraying a variety of characters in a long career and has delighted fans of many genres, Westerns, Military, Science Fiction and Horror, and is considered one of Hollywood’s consummate actors.
Mark Christopher Tracy
Mark has appeared in both television and film. Television: As The World Turns, Guiding Light, She Spies. Film: Ransom, Firehouse. Theatrical credits include the host of I Love Lucy Live Onstage, Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Noel Coward in Tallulah.
Clement Von Franckenstein
Stage: Originated role of Gen Chuck Gorgidson in Justin Butcher’s hit musical satire The Madness of George ‘W’ – Strangelove Revisited - voted one of top 5 London plays (8 months in West End). Girl on the Via Flaminia with Sean Penn, Harvey with John Astin, The Good Woman of Szechwan dir. by Gulu Monteiro. Entertaining Mr. Sloane dir. by Charles Marowitz.
Over 70 films: The Five Year Engagement, Take Me Home Tonight, Command Performance, Cruel Intentions 2, The American President, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Lionheart, The Evening Star.
T.V.: Californication, Blackbeard, The Nick Show Kroll, Arliss, Nick Swardson’s Comedy Hour, All My Children, Titans, E.R, The Assistant.
Mrs. Ernest Stanley
Rebecca has worked extensively in television and film. She was a series regular on Soap, Lou Grant, Makin’ It, Guns of Paradise, and Charmed. She has performed in the made for T.V. movies The Gathering Parts I & II and The French Atlantic Affair. Other T.V. work includes Rockford Files, Barnaby Jones, Starsky & Hutch, The Bionic Woman, Matt Houston, Hotel, Family Ties, Gimme A Break, Love Boat, McGyver, 90210, Melrose Place and more.
Brenda Dietlein’s theater credits include On Golden Pond, A Christmas Carol, and Sound of Music at the GCT. Movie credits include Kiss the Girls with Morgan Freeman, Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner, The Doors, and Scanner Cop. T.V. credits Home Improvement with Tim Allen.
Blake has enjoyed a film, television and theatre career in Los Angeles for over two decades. Some of his theatrical roles include productions at the Tiffany Theatre, Odyssey Theatre, Knightsbridge Theatre, Ventura Court Theatre, Theatre 40 and a production in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His favorite theatrical adventure, “Women Are Crazy Because Men Are Assholes”, ran in Chicago and will open Off-Broadway in New York in 2014. Hailing from the Lone Star State where he earned his BBA at SMU, Blake has appeared in over 20 film and television shows including such features as First Kid, The Cable Guy and Rocketman, and the television series ER, Pensacola, and The Agency.
Amanda is originally from Catlettsburg, Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in Theatre Education. Past performance credits include An Ideal Husband, Comedy of Errors, The Learned Ladies, The Most Massive Woman Wins, The Proposal, and several children’s theatre shows. This is Amanda’s acting debut at the Glendale Centre Theatre, and she is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast!
Osa is thrilled to be working at GCT again in this most wonderful play with an amazing ensemble cast and Director Heather Lowe. She has been working 40+ years in the Biz. Some of her favorite plays include: Fiddler on the Roof, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, A Murder is announced and of course Christmas Carol. Thanks to Tim, Brenda & all for the memories at Glendale Centre Theatre. Enjoy the show!
Tyler has been in numerous theatre productions but this one being his first at The Glendale Centre Theatre. You might know him from Amazon Studios film “I Think My Facebook Friend is Dead” in which Tyler was nominated for Best Actor. Tyler is very thankful to be in this production working with such a talented group of actors.
Mario has been acting since the tender age of 15, when the drama teacher asked the football coach to supply the high school production of Macbeth with spear carriers. Mario ended up securing a major role. Sometime during that production, he was severely bitten by the theatre bug and hasn’t been able to stop. He hopes that you enjoy this production as much as he does!
With a BFA from Nashville’s Belmont University and a dream, Joanna set out for L.A. She’s thrilled to be making both her GCT and California debut. Favorite roles include: Tartuffe (Elmire), Wait Until Dark (Susy), and Fallen Angels (Julia). “Love and thanks to my endlessly supportive husband and family!”
Kyle is over joyed to be back at GCT, the best theatre in Southern California. Kyle would like to thank Tim and Brenda Dietlein, Heather Lowe, every member of the staff, and our audience. Special thanks to Cathy Kelley. Above all Kyle thanks Jesus Christ for healing and salvation.
NYC credits include in Ring Round the Moon, The Maderati, Nine, and Charlotte’s Web. LA film credits include Homeland Security, Tales from the ER and Bloodshed. Theater roles include Crazy For You, Lend Me a Tenor, The Music Man, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kiss Me Kate, A Murder is Announced, To Kill a Mockingbird, Heaven Can Wait, and A Christmas Carol (x5).
Jeremy is thrilled to be making his Glendale Centre debut. Before GCT Jeremy appeared as Nathan Radley in the Lewis Family Playhouse production of To Kill A Mockingbird. Other credits include Bootblack in Born Yesterday and Ensemble in Prelude to a Kiss at the Candle Light Pavilion. Thanks to Heather Lowe for this wonderful production.
Most recently, Hisato has appeared in the acclaimed production in THE PRODUCERS as Carmen Ghia, HAPPY DAYS: THE MUSICAL as Arnold in Fontana, and HEAVEN CAN WAIT at GCT. In Japan, he has appeared as Mary Sunshine in the Japan Broadway national tour production of CHICAGO, following his success in TOMMY and Kopit’s PHANTOM. His other credits include tours of PACIFIC OVERTURES with Mako, MAME with Juliet Prowse, 42nd STREET with Mariette Hartley. For web series watchers, he is also a regular on Funny Or Die Production’s GORBURGER SHOW. An operatic countertenor, his talents have taken him back to Japan for numerous solo concert dates. Thanks to Lings, Ocean & Brian.
Alison Robertson was last seen at GCT as Julia in Heaven Can Wait. Favorite GCT roles include Beau Jest, Footloose and Christmas Carol. Alison recently was seen on NBC’s Go On and the Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew. Other TV appearances include Dawson’s Creek, The West Wing, NCIS, Better Off Ted, Tosh.0. You may remember her as Heather Down’s on NBC’s PASSIONS. Alison sends her love to children Corey, Ava & Olivia and her supportive husband Bobby.
Heather Lowe of OXFORD GROUP PRODUCTIONS, produces films, television and Theatre.
For Ted Turner, she produced “THE AVENGING ANGEL” starring Tom Berrenger, Charlton Heston, and James Coburn.
Her theatrical production of “DOWN WINDER DANCE” starring Sara Gilbert, involved the 1950’s Atom Bomb testing in Utah and its effect on the farmers and livestock living down wind.
Directing and producing a documentary on the Justice Department during Civil Rights Era, Films: “MEGA CON” and “H. B. BREAKDOWN”.
Training: The American Academy, Stella Adler, and The Actors Studio.
Guest Speaker: The Kennedy Center, Purdue University, Miami University, Indiana University, and The Irene Ryan Competition.