Timber Lake presents ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ Aug. 16-26

Staff Report

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) closes its 2012 season with a stunning collection of compositions of songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein with the show, Some Enchanted Evening.

The final production will feature favorite song selections that audiences will love from Oklahoma!, The King and I, The Sound of Music, South Pacific and many others.

Guest Artist Samantha Dubina returns to TLP to perform in this special production. Dubina has been seen in TLP productions for the last five years, including White Christmas, All Shook Up, Church Basement Ladies and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Dubina said she is excited to be a part of the upcoming production because “the music is beautiful, and it’s been such a long time since I’ve been in a show that’s almost all choral singing.”

Dubina resides in Chicago, performing with theater companies such as Griffin Theatre, Bailiwick Rep, Northbrook Children’s Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts, Noble Fool Theatricals, and Bailiwick Chicago, where she serves as casting administrator.

In the fall, Dubina will be playing Rachel Jackson in the Midwest premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Some Enchanted Evening will also feature newcomer Melissa Griffith from Oklahoma City. She recently received a Kennedy Center Commendation for Distinguished Achievements in Vocal Arrangements for Flipside: The Patti Page Story.

Rounding out the small cast will also include TLP residents Henry McGinniss (Ren in Footloose), Dryden Meints (Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls), Analisha Santini (Bertha in Boeing Boeing) and Kyle Brazel (Willard Hewitt in Footloose), who performs music and directs the production.

Some Enchanted Evening performs Aug. 16-26. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees are offered Sundays and Wednesdays. New this season, there is also a Saturday matinee performance on opening weekends at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available through the box office during regular business hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or (815) 244-2035.

Timber Lake Playhouse is at 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll, Ill.

From the Aug. 15-21, 2012, issue

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