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at the historic Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse Main Street, North Conway Village, NH 603-356-0110

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN DIRECTED BY GLENN NOBLE MAY 2014 Adapted by Christopher Sergel Based upon the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey Presented by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois.

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Welcome to Arts in Motion Theater Company at the historic Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse. Please turn off your cell phone!

No flash photography, testing or videography! To ensure a quality theater experience for all, we respectfully request that you refrain from these activities during the show. If you must leave the theater prior to the intermission, we ask that you please wait for a blackout scene and exit with the least amount of disturbance as possible. Parking is limited. We appreciate your understanding of the limited parking here at the Eastern Slope Inn that is reserved for guests of the resort. We must ask playhouse patrons to please use the parking lot behind the playhouse, off River Road, and take the 2 minute walk up the sidewalk or the lot across the street, generously provided to us by Mount Washington Observatory (not available for daytime use).

Enjoy the show! Please join us at intermission for refreshments!

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Board of Directors

Glenn Noble - President | Marshall Allan - Vice President Catherine Tilton - Treasurer | Ailie Byers - Secretary Pamela MacDonald | Paula Jones | Ellen Ohlenbush Mary Seavey | Dick Ficke | Marie Lee

Arts in Motion Theater Company gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The Pequawket Foundation and The Gibson/Woodbury Charitable Foundation


Cheaper By The Dozen Production Crew Director

Glenn A Noble

Asst. Stage Manager

Terry Juell French

Stage Manager Set Designer Costume Design

Lighting/Sound Designer Sound/Lights

Set Builders

Sarah Shaw

Colleen Bousquet

Susan Wilson Blaney Kodi Barrows

Joshua Blaney

Brad Bousquet, Glenn Noble Colleen Bousquet, Jen Meers

Rebecca Lees, Julianne Brosnan

Catherine Tilton, Wayne Deyoe

Sarah Shaw, Hailee Tilton

Props

Susan Wilson Blaney

Kodi Barrows

Photographer Ellen Ohlenbusch Poster/Program

Front of House

Special Thanks

Paula Jones

Marshall Allan, Paula Jones

Gibson Center Thrift Shop

Mary Seavey, Tammy Glenn

WMWV, 104.5

Parents of Cast and Crew

Church of Nativity, Reebok

Colleen Bousquet, Megan Croce

ServiceMaster Clean


About Cheaper By The Dozen Cheaper by the Dozen is a biographical novel written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey that tells the story of time and motion study and efficiency experts Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and their twelve children. The book focuses on the many years the family resided in Montclair, New Jersey. It was adapted to film by Twentieth Century Fox in 1950. The title comes from one of Frank Sr.’s favorite jokes: it often happened that when he and his family were out driving and stopped at a red light, a pedestrian would ask, “Hey, Mister! How come you got so many kids?” Gilbreth would pretend to ponder the question carefully, and then, just as the light turned green, would say, “Well, they come cheaper by the dozen, you know,” and drive off. There will be a 15 minute intermisssion. Please join us for refreshments in the lobby.

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Meet The Cast

John Paiva Frank Gilbreth, Sr.

If you’re reading this, thanks for coming out to Julianne Brosnan Lillian Gilbreth support Arts In Motion. Julianne has been This is my second time in involved in theater in the a play as an adult, the first Mt Washington Valley role being George in It’s A and beyond for the past Wonderful Life. 6 years. There have been Thanks to my wife, large roles and small, daughter, mom and dad for always characters both whimsical encouraging me to be myself and to try and steely, but her anything. “Be sure to look for the next favorites to date are Kate Keller, The Miracle auditions and you can be part of this Worker and, now, Lillian Gilbreth. Both of wonderful experience! Thanks Glenn!” these women were intelligent and strong and held a love for family that, in their own ways, Rebekah Bushey Mrs. Fitzgerald made the impossible, possible. Julianne is Rebekah is no stranger humbled to play the role of Lillian Gilbreth, to the stage or Arts in who has been called the “Mother of Modern Motion. She has appeared Management”, a “genius of the art of living” in several plays with them and one of the first “superwomen” to combine over the years and has a career with her home life so successfully. enjoyed the experiences. Julianne is proud to be working with such When not on stage, an outstanding cast encompassing seasoned Rebekah is hard at work veterans and brave newcomers. Many great as a secretary at The Robert Frost Charter laughs have been had along the way! Thanks School. Rebekah will graduate from Granite given to Glenn and the board of AIM for their State College in June with her Associates in dedication to bringing lively productions to Science. If anyone who knows her thinks she the stage. Special thanks to her husband and is obsessing over an assignment or a grade; children for always helping to make the crazy she is simply fueling her dream of attending schedule work. Columbia University’s Teachers School in “My love to you, Andrew!” about 3 years time. She dedicates this show to her father who left Jen Meers Miss Brill 2 children shy of a dozen the day he died of a Jen Meers previously heart attack. “Dad this one is for you!” appeared in Seussical, Joseph and the Amazing Kodi Barrows Larry Technicolor Dreamcoat This has been a fun and Peter Pan. When not production for Kodi driving to rehearsals and working with the talented sporting events she lives cast. He is very proud of in Freedom and works everyone and the effort as an office manager/graphic artist for a rare they have put forth. He coin company. really enjoyed helping Thanks to Glenn for once again offering local build the set and designing kids the opportunity to be part of a quality the lights and sound. This is his 5th year with theater production. Arts in Motion. Enjoy the show! Photos by Ellen Ohlenbusch


Dennis Sullivan Dr. Burton

Dennis first appeared with Arts in Motion in It’s a Wonderful Life; A Live Radio Play this past December. In recent years he has appeared with Advice to the Players in several roles, including A Christmas Carol (Marley’s Ghost), HMS Pinafore (The Dead Eye Dick), The Merchant of Venice (the Duke).

Chance Bousquet Frank Gilbreth, Jr.

Chance is fourteen years old and has been with AIM since he was 9, he has been in 12 so far and now in Cheaper by the dozen. He started acting when he was in kindergarten for elementary school and participates for 2 middle school shows every year also. His favorite play was The Hobbit this last summer when he played the lead Bilbo Baggins. He is very excited for Cheaper by the Dozen and is looking forward to doing many more shows with AIM. He loves to act more than anything, but some other hobbies are playing sports, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. He would like to thank his mom for all of the support and he hopes you enjoy the show and have a fun time.

Gracie Wallace Dan Gilbreth

Gracie is a fifth grader and has been performing since she was two years old. She is best known for her singing talent and has been asked to perform all over the state. Gracie writes music, loves to perform and is a talented gymnast.

Ethan Reinbach Joe Scales

Ethan in 12 years old and attends Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg. He is into cross country running and skiing, downhill skiing, and baseball. Ethan loves acting and has been a part of several AIM productions such as The Hobbit, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Charlotte’s Web, and many theater workshops.

Haylee Burke Mary Gilbreth

Haylee Burke is excited about her first performance with Arts in Motion Theater Company. She has enjoyed watching the valley kids in other plays over the years. Haylee is active in gymnastics, swim team, skiing and biking. She loves to read, sing and dance. Haylee is excited about the new kids she has met during this new adventure.

Erin Ohlenbusch Martha Gilbreth

Erin is 9 years old and enjoys singing, acting, swimming, skiing, hockey, and hanging with friends. She most recently played the role of Boomer in Kringle’s Window. She has appeared in several other productions with AIM including The Magic Rollercoaster, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Charlotte’s Web, (Lamb) Peter Pan, The Musical, (Michael), Seussical the Musical, (Baby Roo), and It’s a Wonderful Life (Zuzu). She’d like to thank her mom, dad and her dog Remmy.


Rian McNevitch Martha Gilbreth

Rian Mcnevich is 9 years old and from West Ossipee, NH. Rian attends the Robert Frost Charter School in North Conway. In addition to theatre Rian dances for Expressions Dance Academy in Wolfeboro, plays soccer for the Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club’s U10 girls team, and plays field hockey for the North Conway Rec Center. Rian lives with her parents and her younger brother Cohen.

Ella Fecteau Mary Gilbreth

Ella is in the fourth grade at Pine Tree School and loves being part of arts in motion Ella likes to swim and play the violin and sing while she spends time with her sister Taylor and puppy willow Ella is looking forward to summer to go to water parks and the ocean and visit her family in Boston.

Abbie Acone Anne Gilbreth

Abby is 12 years old and an honor roll student at Fiona Brosnan Fred Gilbreth Kennett Middle School. Fiona is a homeschooled She is very active as a 3rd grader who volunteer at Pine Tree enjoys bike riding and Elementary in the after swimming. She previously school program and with performed as in AIM’s the church as an alter production of The server. Miracle Worker (Sarah) She was stage manager for the play How The and as a Who in M&D Grinch Stole Christmas and performed in Productions’ Who Stole Christmas. Fiona the middle school dating game play. She has is also excited about her upcoming role as danced for 9 years at Jeannie Limmer Dance Tessie in the musical Annie opening in July. Studio. Fiona wishes all the mothers in the audience a “Happy Mother’s Day!” Robin Croce Ernestine Gilbreth Robin has been with AIM Ava Frechette Lillian Gilbreth for 3 years, performing in Ava is eight years old and Glimpses, Peter Pan, It’s a in third grade at Pine Tree Wonderful Life, Charlotte’s School. This is her fifth Web (Fern), Shake, Rattle production with Arts In and Roll, Bye Bye Birdie Motion and she hopes to and 3 musical theater be in many more. camp productions. Ava aspires to be the first She loves to sing, write, play the guitar, and woman president and horseback ride. In the future, she hopes to travel around the world still be acting and singing whether it be on helping children in need. She also wants to stage or in front of a camera. She would like win an Oscar! to thank her family for supporting her in She would like to thank her mom, dad and everything she does and for everyone in the her pets for always being there for her! cast and crew for this wonderful experience and making her feel like family, and to Glenn for being an amazing director.


Rebecca Lees Anne Gilbreth

Becca is 14 years old, and a freshman at Kennett High School. She performs in her school chorus, and has been in more than ten plays, many with AIM. Becca has had so much fun with this play, and can’t wait to share her work, and the hard work of all the cast and crew with her friends and family. She wants to thank everyone who has contributed to the making of this show, and everyone who ran lines with her.

Ben McGlone Jackie Gilbreth

Ben is a 6 year old full of energy and loves to be involved in many different activities. He is a 1st grade student at John Fuller. His favorite class is Art, he loves to draw. Ben has been involved in theatre since December 2012 where he had his first role as a Who in Who Stole Christmas by M&D Productions. Since then he has been in a few plays in various camps and classes around the valley including the role of First Boy in The Polar Express by the Believe in Books Foundation. His most recent role was Luke Reinbach Bill Gilbreth Timmy in The Magic Rollercoaster by Arts in Luke Reinbach is an Motion. Ben loves to be in the theatre whether eleven year old boy who it’s acting or just hanging out. He just adores enjoys acting, being Glenn Noble! Ben is also active in Gymnastics awesome, playing ball, and loves to be flipping and swinging as much and hanging with his as possible proving to everyone he is, indeed, friends. He won the Nobel a monkey. Peace Prize eleven years in a row and invented Jasmine Schmidt Ernestine Gilbreth the light bulb (Thomas Jasmine attended the Edison did not). White Mt. Waldorf He has been in a lot of Arts in Motion School and is currently in productions such as Charlotte’s Web, The the ninth grade at Kennett Magic Roller Coaster, Shake Rattle and Roll, High School. and many workshops. Her interests include oil painting, swimming, Hannah Dutton Jane Gilbreth hiking, and skiing. Hannah likes skiing, Jasmine’s prior theatrical experience includes snowboarding and several school plays. reading. In her free time she likes to play with her two dogs named Scooby and Sam. Hannah Hailey The Dog has been in numerous Hailey is a Beagle and she plays. She would like is thrilled to be making to thank Glenn for her stage debut with being an awesome director. She would also Arts in Motion Theater like to thank her mom and dad for being Company. awesome parents and supporting her through She thanks you all for everything. coming and hopes you enjoy the show.

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AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED! Auditions will be held Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 pm for a new show choir, Encore! This is a tuition-free, audition based, performance show choir consisting of 10 to 14 singers/dancers between the ages of 12 and 22. The show choir will have two performing seasons each year with an average of a five to six month commitment for each season. Show choir participants will receive professional instruction in song and dance from a staff of artists led by Glenn Noble, Tina Titzer, Aimee Frechette and Holly Fougere. Auditioners are asked to prepare a pop/rock song or upbeat musical theater piece of approximately 32 bars (no more than one verse and chorus) that best demonstrates your vocal range and bring a karaoke track with them. Visit artsinmotiontheater.com for more information!


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