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Set List and CONCERT!
Ashleigh St. Pierre
A graduate of the USM School of Music’s Musical Theater Performance Major, Ashleigh is no stranger to a stage. She participated in the American Theater Wing’s SpringboardNYC program in New York City where she got to spend two weeks studying on Broadway with some of New York’s foremost actors, directors, and choreographers. She “daylights” as a medical secretary and freelance makeup artist. Favorite roles include: Lucy (A Charlie Brown Christmas, CLT); Yitzhak (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rocky for Equality); Lucy T, Slut/Mrs. Thistletwat (Avenue Q, CLT); Choir Member (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ogunquit Playhouse - Regional Debut!); Penelope Pennywise (CLT); Doatsy Mae (Best Little Whorehouse, Portland Players); Stephanie Necrophorus (Nine, Lyric Music Theater); Maid by the Fire (Jesus Christ Superstar, Portland Players); Little Sally (Urinetown, USM); Penelope Pennywise (Urinetown, Biddeford City Theater); Marion Thayer (Titanic, USM). Ashleigh says "Many thanks to LACLT for all the opportunities you’ve given to me! And to Jereme for always supporting my creative endeavors (and making me dinner on rehearsal nights!)".
John B. Nutting
John has appeared in five shows at CLT, starting with The Mystery of Edwin Drood – 2009 – (Durdles), followed by Peter Pan – 2010 – (Captain Hook). Spamalot – 2013 – (King Arthur), Hairspray – 2014 – (Edna Turnblad) and lastly, Young Frankenstein – 2018 – (The Blind Hermit). John would like to thank his stage husband, Dan Kane, for being so easy to love. John would also like to thank his stage husband’s real life wife, Lynn O’Donnell, for her magic on Edna’s hair and make-up!
Tony has appeared in CLT productions as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol: The Musical, The Wolf in Into The Woods, and in the fundraiser Broadway Rocks. He is the lead singer of the band Farmhouse Project. He appeared in a variety of productions in the Worcester, MA area prior to returning to Maine in 2001. Favorites include Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Stagedoor Productions, John the Baptist/Judas with Central Mass Onstage, Jimmy in Oh, Kay! with New England Theater Company, Doug in Six Degrees of Separation with Teasers and Tormentors, and Sir Hugh Evans in Merry Wives of Windsor with New England Theater Company.
Phil is an 80 year old retired airline pilot who thinks he is still 21. In reality, he is the father of four, grandfather of twelve, and husband of one (55 years). He also happens to love CLT! He wishes you much love this Valentine's day.
Eileen M. Messina
Eileen is current co-executive director of CLT, as well as a long time director and performer. She studied theater at USM as well as oral interpretation, competing on the speech team in dramatic and humorous interp.. She works at Bates College and is also a Cantor for the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Emily is delighted to be back on the CLT stage working with this wonderful cast and crew. Previous roles at CLT include Belle in Beauty and the Beast (2005 and 2016);
Cinderella in Into the Woods (2015); Marion in The Music Man (2018); and Grace in Annie (2019). Other favorite past roles include Hodel, Fiddler On The Roof; Tuptim, The King and I; and Annabelle, Lucky Stiff. Emily received her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Maine. She was a high school choral music teacher, and now teaches private voice and piano lessons. Emily’s favorite role of all is being a mom. Much love to her children and her family.
Maria has been been involved at Community Little Theatre since she was very young, having been active in our youth and teen camps. Some of Maria's favorite roles include Jo in Little Women (at Leavitt Area High School), Young Louise in CLT's Gypsy, Erma in Anything Goes, and Duffy in Annie. Together with her younger sister Julia, older sister Louise, mom Jennifer and dad Chip, Maria loves Community Little Theatre and can't wait until she can be in the building with her friends again, creating art and making memories!
Julia has been involved at Community Little Theatre since she was very young, having been active in our youth and teen camps. Some of Julia's favorites include Peter Pan in CLT's Peter Pan, Jr. an orphan in Oliver!, Donkey in Geiger Elementary School's Shrek, Jr. and June in Annie. Together with her older sisters Louise and Maria, mom Jennifer and dad Chip, Julia loves Community Little Theatre and can't wait until she can be in the building with her friends again, creating art and making memories!
Sean A. Wallace
Sean is happy to work with so many talented people in this production. Sean’s credits include the film The Damned One, in which he portrayed the villain Arthur Jackson, and a variety of theater roles, most recently as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Harold Hill in The Music Man, and other roles in shows including Twelve Angry Men, The Crucible, High School Musical, The 39 Steps, Oliver, Spamalot, Arsenic and Old Lace, Beau Jest, Jekyll & Hyde, 9 to 5 and Aida. Sean is also a member of the acting Troup at the Franco Center where he has participated in performances since 2010. Many thanks to Chris L’Hommedieu for his creativity and making this production possible.
Roger has been kicking around the CLT stage for almost 30 years. Most recently he performed as FDR in Annie and as Henry Saunders in our production of Lend Me A Tenor. Some of his other roles – memorable or otherwise - include Jack Warner in Shakespeare in Hollywood; Beverly Weston in August: Osage County; Dave in The Full Monty; Oscar in The Odd Couple; Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls; Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird; Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey; Preysing in Grand Hotel; Michael in God of Carnage; Gangster #1 in Kiss Me Kate; Van Buren in Damn Yankees; and Phil in Greetings. He has also performed several times at the Poland Spring Inn and with the Monmouth Community Players. We hear that he has been married for over 40 years to CLT artistic director, producer, and stage manager extraordinaire Celeste. Oh, and he recently retired as a dean at Central Maine Community College.
Molly is so glad to be back doing a project for Community Little Theatre! From the role of Star-to-be in Annie Jr. in 2014, to playing Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz Jr. in 2019, with other shows in between, she has enjoyed growing up in the CLT community. She has also played Little Red in Into the Woods at Midcoast Youth Theater. She appreciates the opportunity to share in the performing arts during this time when the arts have been on hold. Molly hopes this virtual production brings you joy in these strange times.
Mackenzie is so thrilled to be joining CLT for "Love Songs and Love Letters"! Some of her favorite shows with CLT include Gypsy, Sister Act, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Into the Woods, and The Crucible. Mackenzie has also worked with Theater at Monmouth, Rhode Island College Main Stage Theatre, and Rhode Island College Growing Stage Theatre. Currently, Mackenzie is obtaining her degree in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Dance at Rhode Island College. She would like to thank all of the volunteers who made this event possible, as well as her family and friends. Stay safe and enjoy the show!
Glenn has been performing at CLT since 2003. His first performance was in Man of La Mancha as the Priest. Among his biggest roles were the Tin Man in The Wiz, Lurch in The Addams Family and Tonton Julian in Once On This Island. Glenn is excited to be a part of this show. It feels great to perform again in some capacity. He has a Masters in Physical Education from Eastern New Mexico University and is using his talents as a Professional Fitness Trainer in his business, GA Front Burner Fitness.
Josh resides in Lewiston and teaches drums, percussion, composition, and general musical expression at Main Street Music Lessons in Auburn, Maine. His affection for musical theater only awoke over the past few years but he is delighted to be a part of the CLT and MCP theater communities. Learn more at www.joshcaronmusic.com
Jordan Payne Hay
Jordan is a native of Kansas City, and ventured to Maine to attend Bowdoin College in 2008. At Bowdoin, she co-founded the musical theater troupe, Curtain Callers. Favorite rolls at Bowdoin include, Dionne in Hair and Olive Oststovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Jordan joined CLT in 2016, and has played Ms. Potts in Beauty & the Beast (https://www.laclt.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2016), Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act (https://www.laclt.com/sister-act-2017), Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (https://www.laclt.com/urinetown-2018) and, most recently, Kate Monster in Avenue Q (https://www.laclt.com/avenue-q-2019). Her son, Griffin, entered the stage in October 2019
and she can’t wait to share the joy of theater with him!
Thank you to Colin for your support and love!!
Chris has performed in a number of shows at CLT including Blood Brothers (Mickey),
The Wiz (playing the Wiz), The Music Man (Marcellus), The Addams Family (Gomez) and
12 Angry Men (Foreman). He is extremely grateful to everyone who made this program possible - it truly was a great team effort. Particular thanks to Brandon for always saying "yes" when we needed to access the theater. Chris is a lawyer in Lewiston.
Dan has been active at CLT for several years and has been in many productions. He is a current member of the CLT Board of Directors and the Scene Shop Steward for the theater. Dan is happy to have had the opportunity to perform in this show and is looking forward to getting back on stage on a regular basis.
Julie is a long time member of CLT, appearing in The Wiz and 9 to 5. She has also run the sound and light boards for productions, worked on sets and helped with fund-raising.
She shot video and helped with the editing process for Love Songs.
Julie is a paralegal at Skelton Taintor and Abbott.
In addition to her favorite role as stage mom to her daughters, Spring Gouette loves to play piano in the pit for local theater and help others learn to make music in her music studio. She also enjoys writing music for theater and occasionally singing/performing her own songs. She is thankful to CLT and the production team for the chance to make music with others during this time, with the added bonus of playing for her daughter Molly, along with her husband Rich! Enjoy the show!
Rich is usually found behind a sound board, or in the recording studio helping others to sound their best. He has been seen on stage though in shows like Alice, Return to Wonderland as Peter Penguin in Alice, Return to Wonderland at Monmouth Community Players, and as Paddy in Joseph's Room (King's Bridge Theatre), and in the Nutcracker Christmas with The Dance Center. He couldn't resist a chance to play for his daughter Molly in this show!
Shawn has been a part of the CLT family since 1999. He has been in many shows over the years including Fame, Oklahoma and more recently he portrayed the dual role of Jekyll and Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and Radames in Aida. Shawn has always had a love for the people of CLT and will always treasure the amazing memories he has made on and off the stage with this group of amazing friends. He served on CLT’s Board of Directors as treasurer back in 2010 and 2011. Although CLT will always remain in his heart, he has recently moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL where he lives with his partner Diego. This concert was a great experience to be a part of and he hopes that you enjoy his and Angela’s reprise of Elaborate Lives from Aida this evening.
Katelyn has been absent from the stage for the past 6 years while she has been starting a family. She is best known for her roles in Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Aida (Amneris) and
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive). She has also produced numerous
shows in her heyday! Currently, Katie is working as an oncology nurse practitioner at
Maine General’s Cancer Center. She would like to thank Chris for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful event and she hopes that you enjoy the show!
Love Songs and Love Letters
A Valentine's Day Concert Online Event
"Rainbow Connection" ... Chris L'Hommedieu
by Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher from The Muppet Movie
"Every Story Is A Love Story" ... Katie Isaac
by Elton John & Tim Rice from Aida
"Helpless" ... Molly Gouette & Cast
by Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton
A Letter ... Eileen Messina
by A. Adams
"Elaborate Lives" ... Angela Roy & Shawn Robitaille
by Elton John & Tim Rice from Aida
"Romeo and Juliet" ... Chris L'Hommedieu & Tony Morin
by Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
A Letter ... Phil Vampatella
by Ronald Reagan
"Only Us" ... Molly Gouette, Spring Gouette &
by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul from Dear Evan Hansen
"Hearts Attuned" ... Josh Caron
by Joshua Caron
"Nice" ... Emily Flynn & Sean Wallace
by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty from Lucky Stiff
A Letter ... Roger Philippon
by Orson Welles
"Song on the Sand" ... Ashleigh St. Pierre
by Jerry Herman from La Cage aux Folles
"Can't Help Falling In Love" ... Tony Morin
by Peretti, Creatore & Weiss
A Letter ... Phil Vampatella
by Richard Nixon
"(You're) Timeless to Me" ... Dan Kane & John B. Nutting
by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman from Hairspray
"For Good" ... Julia Groover & Maria Groover
by Stephen Schwartz from Wicked
A Letter ... Roger Philippon
by Mark Twain
"My Heart Will Go On" ... Mackenzie Richard
by James Horner & Will Jennings from Titanic
A Letter ... Eileen Messina
by Juliette Drouet
"True Companion" ... Chris L'Hommedieu
by Marc Cohn
"Seasons of Love" ... Jordan Payne Hay & Cast
by Jonathan Larson from Rent
Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre would like to thank all of those who volunteered their time and services to put on this presentation
for all of us to enjoy!
Chip Groover - Audience Participant
Jennifer McClure Groover - Audience Participant
Joshua Caron - Percussion
Rich Gouette - Guitar
Spring Gouette - Piano Accompaniment
Becca Tinkham - Set Design
Brandon Chaloux - Producer / Stage Manager
Celeste Philippon - Co-Director
Colby Michaud & Praxis Production Studios - Drone Video
Eileen Messina - Orator
Phil Vampatella - Orator
Roger Philippon - Orator / Publicity
John Blanchette - Host
Joline Cloutier - Media Design
Matthew Conklin - Lighting Design
Courtney Babbidge - "Timeless" Accompaniment
Deanna Kersey - Nature Photography
Diane Mawhinney - Nature Photography
Angela Roy - Vocalist
Ashleigh St. Pierre - Vocalist
Chris L'Hommedieu - Co-Director / Vocalist / Videographer / Audiographer
Dan Kane - Vocalist
Emily Flynn - Vocalist
Glenn Atkins - Vocalist
John B. Nutting - Vocalist / Online Media
Jordan Payne Hay - Vocalist
Julia Groover - Vocalist
Julie L'Hommedieu - Vocalist / Videographer
Katie Isaac - Vocalist
Mackenzie Richard - Vocalist / Dancer
Maria Groover - Vocalist
Molly Gouette - Vocalist
Sean Wallace - Vocalist
Shawn Robitaille - Vocalist
Tony Morin - Vocalist