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Debbie Does  DallasDebbie Does Dallas
Adapted by Erica Schmidt
Composed by Andrew Sherman
Conceived by Susan L. Schwartz


June 20 - July 12, 2008

Directed by Rodney Brazil
Choreography by Chris Castleberry

Debbie is a small-town high school girl who dreams of being a Dallas Cowgirls Cheerleader, the pinnacle of professions in her starry eyes. When she receives the letter saying she has been accepted, she has only two weeks to report to Big D. The problem is she must pay her own fare and find a place to stay in the big city, and her disapproving parents refuse to foot the bill as they "don't support cheerleading as a suitable lifetime occupation."

 

  

  

   

  

  

However, Debbie’s four best friends are thrilled with the news and vote to work hard to raise the money so she can realize her dream. The girls form a company called Teen Services, disavow dating their jock boyfriends and quickly land minimum-wage jobs at such establishments as a sporting goods store, Mr. Hardwick's candle store and the local library.

  

  

After a week, it dawns on Debbie that they won't raise enough money in time. In desperation, Debbie allows her boss to get to second base with her and earns a fistful of cash. Realizing that she got paid to do what they do with their boyfriends for free, the girls vote in favor of pursuing Debbie's new fundraising methods with all of their bosses. Leaving their frustrated boyfriends in the lurch, what follows is a series of hilarious sexcapades set to music, as the girls raise a pile of cash to send Debbie on her way.

  

  

The concept for DEBBIE DOES DALLAS (the musical) was dreamed up by Susan L. Schwartz for the 2001 New York International Fringe Festival, where it played to sold-out houses, and then opened Off-Broadway in 2002. The music features a variety of styles including rock and a bluesy torch number. Throughout, the dialogue and the lyrics are filled with puns, sexual innuendos and double entendres, creating a story that is both naughty and full of laughs. While the musical is decidedly tamer than its source material, it is not for children, and Carpenter Square Theatre recommends it for mature audiences.

     

     
 

 THE CAST    



Debbie   Susan Riley-Rogers
Donna   Shauna Hagan
Roberta   Jennifer Wells
Tammy   Heidi Wallace
Lisa   Renee Anderson
Rick, Mr. Bigtime   Todd Clark
Kevin, Ashley, Mr. Hardwick   Brett Young
Johnny, Hamilton, Tim   Brandt Sterling
Senor Bradley, Nick, Mr. Greenfelt   Ray Prewitt
Narrator   Ginger Lamar
     

THE CREW

   
Director   Rodney Brazil
Choreographer   Chris Castleberry
Musical Director   Renee Anderson
Set Design   Rodney Brazil
Jason McMurray
Costume Design   Danyel Siler
Lighting Design   Steven Gillmore
Stage Manager   Jessica Carabajal
Light Board Operator   Nathan Benfall
Sound Operator   Courtney Hahne
Set Construction   Jason McMurray
Scenic Artist   Nick Backes
Additional Scenic Painting   Jason McMurray
Rhonda Clark
Lauren Brecheen
Danyel Siler
Properties   Rhonda Clark
Running Crew   Ben Farha
Spotlight Operator   Kathy Marrs
Poster & Ad Design   Jonathan Siler
Website Photos   Rhonda Clark
CST Webmasters   Don Lusk
Phil Carlton
CST Artistic Director   Rhonda Clark
CST Box Office Manager   Vicky Zipf
CST Technical Director   Jason McMurray
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO

Dr. Gilbert Haas, Linda Manaugh, Kathy McCormick, Jon Womastek, Doobie Potter, Terry Veal, Tom Harrington, MetroTech, Classen SAS Drama Department

Cast & Opening Night Party Sponsors: The Center For Reproductive Help - "Where Infertility is Inconceivable"
Opening Night Party Sponsor: Trattoria Il Centro

 
   

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