Opera House Shows & Players

Since 1988, 30+ Plays, 120+ Players!

The list of Spring and, more recently, Summer Stock and Autumn shows performed since the reopening of the fully restored South Charleston Opera House in 1988:

1988 Once Upon a Stage
1989 Smile, Darn Ya, Smile
1990 Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight!
1991 Deadwood Dick, The Game of Gold!
1992 Chicken in Every Pot
1993 The Picture That Was Turned to the Wall
1994 Robin Hood
1995 Gaslight Gaieties
1996 The Face on the Bar Room Floor
1997 Don’t Rock the Boat
1998 Your Guests are Ghosts
1999 Lagooned!
2000 Hollywood Hillbillies
2001 Dirty Dealings in Dixie
2002 Hillbilly Reunion
2003 Is There a Doctor in the House?
2004 Robin Hood, The Next Generation
2005 Zartan the Grapeman
2006 60’s Mania
2007 Deadwood Dick, The Game of Gold!
2008 Gaslight Gaieties, Remixed
2009 The Stone Naked Woman; Hank Cinque
2010 Death By Dessert | Summer Stock: Online | Bridge
2011 Pirate Island | Summer Stock: Never Had Bacon | Pocketbook Gag
2012 Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play | Summer Stock: Hillbillies & Hipsters, A Love Story | Sure is Hot
2013 Summer Stock: Hurry Up and Wait | Night of the Livid Dad | Autumn: But Why Bump Off Barnaby?
2014 Plenty of Reasons

Over the years we’ve had well over 100 Opera House Players on stage.
The nearly-complete list, in somewhat chronological order (as our best collective memory serves):

  1. Alice Moore
  2. Suzanne Howsmon
  3. Rick Burton
  4. Sam Stucky
  5. Dave Stucky
  6. Bill Young
  7. Jon Mercer
  8. Mary Ann Neff
  9. Dave Stucky
  10. Martha Burton
  11. Rhea Pack
  12. Al Renner
  13. Sue Severt
  14. Larry Porter
  15. Deb Wilson
  16. Deb Dean
  17. Tom Rutschilling
  18. Sarah Wildman
  19. Austin Wildman
  20. Patti Garringer
  21. Tom Frysinger
  22. Phyllis Frysinger
  23. Ron Farrell
  24. Phil Florence
  25. Tom Hannon
  26. Mike Garringer
  27. Betty Kitchen
  28. Joe Kitchen
  29. Jeff Miller
  30. Janine Miller
  31. Mary Peirano
  32. Marilyn Snapp
  33. Zaira Zanin
  34. Casey DeWitt
  35. Wendy DeLong
  36. Jeff Banion
  37. Mick Pavelka
  38. Bob Vogel
  39. Erin Hill
  40. Judy Burton
  41. Dave Edwards
  42. Jane Mastbaum
  43. Diana Timmons
  44. Liz Mercer
  45. Kathy Mercer
  46. Dee Wilt-Myers
  47. Arch Myers
  48. Karl Loveless
  49. Lisa Dempsey
  50. Joe Snapp
  51. Jackie Sudhoff
  52. Arlene Morrow
  53. Eric Smith
  54. Melissa Snyder
  55. Linda Reigel
  56. Danita Hatfield
  57. Susan West
  58. John Massey
  59. Catherine Richards
  60. Paul Smith
  61. Greg Burton
  62. Stacey Pavlatos
  63. Jim Dempsey
  64. Josh Murray
  65. Earl Hoover
  66. Linda Hoover
  67. Bob Anania
  68. Austin Mercer
  69. Duncan Mercer
  70. Max Wildman
  71. Patrick Dempsey
  72. Eben Wildman
  73. Drew Clemons
  74. Lindsey Schutte
  75. Drew Loveless
  76. Terry Slone
  77. Dan Black
  78. Kari Nickell
  79. Marian Benham
  80. Alissa Armstrong
  81. Kim Breeze
  82. Aaron Brewer
  83. Rhianna Wyss
  84. Kelly Hale
  85. Claire Heister
  86. Ashley Coleman
  87. Brenda Tovar
  88. Luke Farmer
  89. Patty Nibert
  90. Hope Swigart
  91. Katie Manns
  92. Sue Mattinson
  93. Kaitlyn Segrest
  94. Jill Edwards
  95. Eli Brown
  96. Caleb Thomas
  97. Kaleigh Yake
  98. Taegen Hartman
  99. Caitlin Richards
  100. Brittany Gearhart
  101. Natalie Clouser
  102. Dwight Driever
  103. Tonya Driever
  104. Larry Gochenouer
  105. Josh Lewis
  106. Larry Tillman
  107. Ruth Johnson
  108. Billy Peterson
  109. Charlie Miller
  110. Alanna Miller
  111. Isabella Fairchild
  112. Jamie Daugherty-Weaver
  113. Tony Weaver
  114. Shannon Lewis
  115. Chris Jones
  116. Jessica Broughton
  117. Jordan Davis
  118. Ben Turner
  119. Chelsea Jenkins
  120. Ryan Hester
  121. Liz Hester

In Memoriam:

Dave Stucky
Joe Kitchen
Martha Burton
Rhea Pack
Bill Young
Al Renner
Sue Severt
Eben Wildman
Austin Wildman
Betty Kitchen