Men and women gather around a brightly painted automobile trailer. The back doors of the trailer are open, and inside a man sings and dances.
The company in the Ford’s Theatre production of 110 in the Shade, directed and choregraphed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

110 in the Shade

In sweltering 1950s Texas, headstrong and eternally single Lizzie Curry dreams of a romantic life with someone who is her equal.

date March 11, 2016 — May 14, 2016

When a charming stranger named Starbuck swaggers into town, he vows to end the region’s drought and awakens Lizzie to the promise she holds within. Ford’s Theatre presents this classic American musical about cowboys, confidence and courtship, based on The Rainmaker and featuring a lively score from the creators of The Fantasticks. Local favorite Tracy Lynn Olivera stars as Lizzie.

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Book by N. Richard Nash
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Director and Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Music Director Jay Crowder
Scenic Design Michael Schweikardt
Costume Design Wade Laboissonniere
Lighting Design Matthew Richards
Sound Design David Budries
Hair and Make-Up Design Anne Nesmith
Dialects and Voice Director Leigh Wilson Smiley
Production Stage Manager Craig A. Horness
Assistant Stage Manager Taryn Friend
Casting Stephanie Klapper Casting, C.S.A., Patrick Pearson

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Headshot of actor Alex Alferov.

Alex Alferov

Phil Mackey, Station Attendant

Headshot for actor Christopher Bloch.

Christopher Bloch

H.C. Curry, Rancher

Headshot of actor Ben Crawford

Ben Crawford

Starbuck, Rainmaker

Headshot for actress Maria Egler.

Maria Egler

Katheryn Brawner, War Widow

Jade Jones

Hanna Curtis, George’s Wife

Headshot of actor Gregory Maheu

Gregory Maheu

Jimmy Curry, H.C.’s Youngest Son

Headshot for Kevin McAllister.

Kevin S. McAllister

File, Sheriff

Headshot for Happy McPartlin.

Happy McPartlin

Beverly Copeland, Joe’s Wife

Headshot for Ines Nassara.

Ines Nassara

Sammie-Sue Miller, Bobbysoxer

Tracy Lynn Olivera

Lizzie Curry, H.C.’s Daughter

Headshot for Chris Sizemore.

Chris Sizemore

Toby Taylor, Taxi Man

Stephen Gregory Smith

Noah Curry, H.C.’s Oldest Son

Headshot for Stephawn Stephens.

Stephawn Stephens

George Curtis, Reverend

Headshot of actor Michael Yeshion.

Michael Yeshion

Joe Copeland, Rancher

Michael Bunce


Headshot for Kristen Garaffo.

Kristen Garaffo


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