Welcome to the Show!
Getting asked to direct “Free to Be…You and Me” has been a
chance to revisit an old friend. I remember watching the show on
TV and I played the album until it wore out! As a child I didn’t
realize how groundbreaking the material was but the stories
connected with me and I always loved the songs. Now, almost
50 years later, Marlo Thomas’s message of inclusivity and
acceptance is just as important.
Thank you to our wonderful cast who followed me back to the
70’s with enthusiasm and dedication. To our production team:
Melina Roberts, Jocelyn Handy, Kendall Harnett, Liz Rancourt-
Smith and Ian Michaud, thank you for helping me bring my ideas
to life. To Royal River Community Players for giving a first time
director a chance and finally to my husband Bill. He always has
my back and hums along to whatever music I am working on.
So sit back and enjoy our Williams, Janets, Richards and Vickies
as they explore friendship, imagination and dreaming of being
anything they want to be.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
FREE TO BE...YOU AND ME From the Book "Free To Be... You And Me" Conceived by MARLO THOMAS and Friends Adaptation Written for the Stage by DOUGLAS LOVE and REGINA SAFRAN Contributions by JUDY BLUME, DAN GREENBERG, CAROL HALL, SHELDON HARNICK, BRUCE HART, EDWARD KLEBAN, ELAINE LARON, STEPHEN LAWRENCE, BETTY MILES, SHELLEY MILLER, CARL REINER, MARY RODGERS, SHEL SILVERSTEIN, PETER STONE and CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW
Orchestrations and Arrangements by JON WELSTEAD
Originally Produced by The National Children’s Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Copyright 1987 by Free to Be Foundation, Inc. All Rights Reserved