Cloudcroft, NM


CLOUDCROFT LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

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2011 JULY JAMBOREE
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July 1,2,3,8,9,15,16
2011
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"HEAVEN HELP THE PO' TATERS"
or...  I'd-a-hoe the Potatoes But They Just Won't Grow

By Billy St. John
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Directed by - Arlan Ponder
Assistant Directors
- Charliss Randall & Terra Ponder
Producer - Joplin Sell
Stage manager - Tony Courvoisier

WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 20TH YEAR BY PERFORMING 
THREE ORIGINAL MELODRAMAS -
SURE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS ONE.
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Originally performed in 1995.  To see original performance click here.
July 14,15,16, 1995 - Zenith Park Pavilion


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"HEAVEN HELP THE PO' TATERS"
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There's trouble in Tatertown!  The Idaho community is desperate for rain lest their potato crops dry up in the fields.  Especially hard hit are Irish Tater, his wife Etta Tater and the Tater tots:  Sweetpea, Lyonnaise and Chip.  Unless a solution is found, they will be forced to move, along with the other farmers in Taterfield County.  Their plight is the result of a dastardly scheme hatched by Noah Count, the scoundrel lawyer who deliberately left the water rights out of their deeds.  The townsfolk send our hero, Spud Farmer, to bargain for water with the B.Z.  Beaver Corporation that dammed the Snake River.  To Spud's surprise, Sue Duse is not only head of the business, but Noah's partner in crime.  Spud's ladylove, Candide Yam and the other citizens spy on the negotiations — all in wacky disguises.  Hilarity abounds as the Tater tots are kidnapped for ransom and Spud fights Noah to stop the villain from blowing up the dam!  This "dyn,amite" melodrama sprouts other characters including Ida Hoe, ,Tilda Fields, Cher Kropper, Marshal Art and Pastor Salt.



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CAST OF CHARACTERS
Irish Tater 
played by
Arlan Ponder
Cher Kropper
played by
Pat Mishkin
Etta Tater
played by
Holly Eye
Dick Tater 
played by
Tyler Hale
Sweetpea Tater 
played by
Lisa Materne
Carmen Tater
played by
Logan Clark
Lyonnaise Tater
played by
Raini O'Connor
Emma Tater
played by
Kalei Ponder
Chip Tater
played by
Scotty Courvoisier
Marshal Art 
played by
Rich Penner
Tilda Fields
played by
Leah Sears Freeman
Ory (Orin) Gunn
played by
Zack Miller
Ida Hoe
played by
Larisa Hoke 
Sue Duse
played by
Terra Ponder
Candide Yam
played by
Kenzi Ponder
Maitre D'
played by
 Tony Courvoisier
Spud Farmer
played by
Tony Calderon
Widder Tater 
played by
Lisa Materne
Pastor Salt
played by
Travis Freeman
Noah Count
played by
Jeremy Colbert
Anna Tater
played by
Morgan Beasley
Unknown
played by
Becky Courvoisier
Meditating Tater
played by
Michele Rollins

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Sound: Viola Penner Lights:  Connie Collins Consessions:
Charliss Randall and Mike Mishkin
Panhandler:  George Collins Programs/Posters:  Kevin Milliken & Arlan Ponder
Prompter - Elizabeth Beasley
Greeter: Sharon Collins
Video: Lisa Carlson
T-Shirts:  Barbara Hansen
Kid Wrangler - Lisa Materne
Sets/Props - Tony Courvoisier, Tony Calderon, 
Arlan Ponder & Rich Penner
Makeup - Terra Ponder, Becky Courvoisier
 & Deborah O’Connor
Costumes - Terra Ponder, Becky Courvoisier 
& Pat Mishkin
Stage Hands:
Tony Calderon, Jeremy Colbert
 & Zack Miller
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GETTING READY

AND

SIGNING IN

THE PLAY
SEE YOU AT THE NEXT PERFORMANCE !!!
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p shorts
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Click here for film clip shorts 


Flim clip #1 - Featuring Candide Yam played by Kenzi Ponder & Spud Farmer played by Tony Calderon.

Flim clip #2 - Featuring Sue Duse played by Terra Ponder & Noah Count played by Jeremy Colbert.

Flim clip #3 - Featuring Sue Duse played by Terra Ponder, Spud Farmer played by Tony Calderon, Candide Yam played by Kenzi Ponder & Ida Hoe played by Larisa Hoke .

Flim clip #4 - Featuring Widder Tater played by Lisa Materne, Irish Tater played by Arlan Ponder & Dick Tater played by Tyler Hale.


Flim clip #5 - Featuring Noah Count played by Jeremy Colbert, Anna Tater played by Morgan Beasley, Emma Tater played by Kalei Ponder, Chip Tater played by Scotty Courvoisier, Lyonnaise Tater played by Raini O'Connor & Lisa Materne.


Flim clip #6 - Featuring entire cast.
SEE AT THE NEXT PERFORMANCE
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melodramas for 2014 are planned throughout the summer at the
Zenith Park Pavilion. Show starts a 7:30 p.m. nightly.

CLOC meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at 
Dave's on the famous Cloudcroft boardwalk.
If you've a hankerin' to do a show or just show off, come join the fun.

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