By Jeeves

By Jeeves

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Original Book by: P.G. Wodehouse 

Rivertown Repertory Theater    5/16/2008 - 6/1/2008 (schedule)

Category:  Musical · Community · Local Premiere · Regional Premiere

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The New Orleans premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, based on the P. G. Wodehouse novels. Set in an old music hall outside of Kent, British playboy Bertram Wooster (Gary Rucker) arrives to play his banjo for a benefit, only to discover that his banjo has been lifted. His faithful manservant Jeeves (Vatican Lokey) suggests he reminisce upon his exploits to keep the crowd entertained, resulting in the revelation that Bertram depends heavily on Jeeves to help him navigate the tricky waters of British society and man-hungry women looking to marry. Innovative staging and a catchy score illuminate this music box gem of a show.

Total performances: 11

Gary Rucker.... Bertie Wooster *
Vatican Lokey.... Jeeves *
Carrie Black.... Madeline Bassett
Edward R. Cox.... Sir Watkyn Bassett
Karen Ann Cox.... Stephanie "Stiffy" Byng
Keith Claverie.... Harold "Stinker" Pinker
Leslie Limberg.... Honoria Glossop
P.J. McKinnie.... Bingo Little
T. Joe Seibert.... Gussie Fink-Nottle
Travis Resor.... Cyrus Budge III, Jr.
*=featured role

Gary Rucker ....  Director
Frannie Rosenberg ....  Choreographer; Assistant Director
Karl Harrod ....  Musical Director; Vocal Director
Troy Vance "Scratch" Buckley Jr. ....  Lighting Design
Vatican Lokey ....  Set Design; Set Construction; Publicity; Poster Design
Linda Fried ....  Costume Design
Jamie Montelepre ....  Stage Manager; Building Supervisor
Christopher Ward ....  Sound Technician; Set Construction
Edward R. Cox ....  Scenic Artist
Charles Ward ....  Photographer; Videographer; Publicity; Producer; Executive Director
David Cullen ....  Musical Arrangement
Gerald Lester ....  Spotlight
Kay Lester ....  Spotlight; Props
Alan Ayckbourn ....  Writer - Book & Lyrics
Catherine Primeaux ....  Box Office.
Kathy Riess ....  Box Office.
Bonnie Knowles ....  Box Office.
Megan Whittle ....  Backstage Crew
James Vitale ....  Backstage Crew


By Jeeves
A review
by Patrcik Shannon, III
Ambush Magazine 6/03/08

Notes: [RRT #


Rivertown Rep Closes Season with Gulf South Premiere of By Jeeves!

Rivetown Repertory Theatre is proud to announce the Gulf South Premiere of the West End London hit musical comedy By Jeeve! Brimming with farcical sight gags, ingenious staging, nimble wordplay, and featuring thirteen delightful songs by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Alan Ayckboume, By Jeeves! opens on Friday, May 16th at 8 pm at the Rivertown Repetory Theatre. Directed by Gary Rucker, By Jeeves! opens Friday May 16th at 8pm and runs Thursdays through Sundays until June 1st. Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances begin at 8 pm, Sunday matinees start at 2:30 pm. Based on the beloved characters of Bertie Wooster and his faithful butler Jeeves created by P. G. Wodehouse, By Jeeves! was a long-running hit in London’s West End and also played on Broadway in the late 1990s.

Director Gary Rucker takes on the role of Bertie Wooster, while actor and set designer Vatican Lokey takes on the title role of Jeeves. Joining them are Carrie Black as Madeline Bassett, Keith Claverie as Harold "Stinker" Pinker, Karen Cox as Stuffy Byng, Leslie Limberg as Honoria Glossop, P. J. McKinnie as Bingo Uttle, Travis Resor as Cyrus Budge, III Jr., T. Joe Seibert as Gussie Fink-Nottle, and special guest star Edward R. Cox, making his first appearance in New Orleans since Katnna as Sir Watkyn Bassett.

Karl Harrod is the musical director, with Frannie Rosenberg taking on the choreography, costumes by Linda Fried, and Jamie Montelepre as the stage manager. Charles Ward produces this show, the dosing of the 2007-2008 season.

Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $22 for students (between 13 and 21) and seniors aged 55 and up, and $12 for children between 6 and 12. An optional pre-performance buffet served by Messina’s is also available for an additional $20 for adults and $12 for children. Reservations are required for the buffet. Group rates are also available.

The beautiful Rivetown Repertory Theatre is located at 325 Minor Street in Kenner’s Historical District. Call (504) 468-7221 Tuesdays through Fridays between l0 am and 4 pm for tickets and


For more information, contact Mr. Lokey at (504) 609-4071, or Mr. Ward at (504) 468-7221
References: Media; MPC; Program
Record created by: vaticanlokey

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