Call Me Madam

Once President Harry S. Truman appointed Washington hostess Perle Mesta as Ambassador to Luxembourg, the foundation was laid for a musical comedy that would kid politics-foreign and domestic alike. Ambassador Sally Adams, with slim credentials, is sent off to administer in the tiny duchy of Lichtenburg. It’s not long before her down-to-earth, typically undiplomatic manner has surprised and charmed the local gentry, especially the handsome Prime Minister. A second romance is blossoming between her young Ivy League aid and Lichtenburg’s enchanting young Princess. The course of love is threatened by the stuffy opposition, who eventually succeed in wrangling Sally’s recall, but not before all has resolved happily for both pairs of lovers.

Cast/Characters

Mrs. Sally Adams – Betsy Michael

The Secretary of State – Robert Ross

Supreme Court Justice –  Edwin R. “Bob” Berg

Congresswoman Wilkins – Karin Schreiber

Henry Gibson – Michael L. Richdorf

Kenneth Gibson – James Everett

Secretary to Mrs. Adams (Miss Phillips) – Judith Wardenburg

Butler – Wayne James Wenske

Senator Brockbank – Phillip Kalchthaler

Senator Gallagher – William Holbrook

Cosmo Constantine – Howard Jerving

Pemberton Maxwell – Robert Abbey

Clerk – Donald De Roche

Hugo Tantinnin – Francis De Reus

Sebastian Sebastian – Roger T. Fischer

Princess Maria – Nancy Pieper

Court Chamberlain- Peter Moody

A Maid – Patricia Modiz

Grand Duchess Sophie – Marian Panke

Grand Duke Otto – Arno Roehl

Ocarina Boys – John Bayens, Steve Frick, Ray Kugler, Gerald Woeffler

Dancing Chorus

Robert Arenz, James L. Arndt, Deloris Ballhorn, Betty Birkett, Betty Jane Carlson, Sharon Edler, Marjory Grube, Deborah Hunt, Ewald Keszthelyi, Jane Mertz, Carmen Neese, Cayle Pitcher, Wayne Schmitz, Betty Schnelle, Eugene Schnelle, Barbara Schroeder

Singing Chorus

Betty Ann Birkett, Nancy Browne, Betty Jane Carlson, Donald DeRoche, Alma Gerbing, Tommy R. Hammond, Phyllis Heinemann, Eileen M. Hoffman, Elaine M. Jerving, Robert Kuehlman, Dennis Leffn, Starr D. Margenau, Patricia Modiz, Peter Moody, Marian Panke, Carol Jean Schmidt, Wayne A. Schmitz, Judith Walkenhorst, Judith Wardenburg, Jeannie Weiskopf, Wayne James Wenske

Production Staff

Director: David C. Bryant

Set Design: Bernard J. Markevitch

Choreographer: Marjorie Albrecht

Orchestral Music Director: Don Radmer

Vocal Music Director: Fern Sherman

Stage Manager: Robert Frewert

Assistant Stage Manager: Edwin R. “Bob” Berg, Louis Stuemke

Production Manager: Don Zastrow

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Mistress: Marcella Held

Master Electrician: Roland K. Lorenz

Properties: Pearl Haartman, Carole Schmitt

Special Prop Construction: Richard Conrardy

Make-Up Master: Arno Roehl

Co-Chairman: Robert O. Larson

Master Carpenter & Paint Master: Chester Hurtienne

Prompters: Elaine Jerving, Karin Schreiber

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Orchestra

Violins: William Block, Karen Bruinooge, Sandra Dreckschmidt, Glenn Holmer, Charma Lepke, Joyce Weinkauf, Madelon Wetor, Grace Winkler, Dan Zenk, Hilda Zierk

Violas: Betty Flotmann, Judith Kading, Robert Radmer, William Nickel

String Bass: Jeffrey Koenigs

Cello: Kathy Eckhardt, Mary Harpling, Don VanCalligan, Judy VanCalligan,

Piano: Fern Sherman

Percussion: Arthur Schnell

Flute: Ronette Rodewald, Traudel Schneider

Oboe: Sharon Najacht

Bassoon: Edgar Friedrichs

Clarinet/ Saxaphone: Pat Mondloch, Nancy Primc, David Reinhardt

French Horn: David Bolgert,Kris Engel

Cornet: Fred Boedeker, Ellsworth Damrow, Joseph Pepitone, Donn Reed

Trombone: James Barnes, Don Otte, Dennis Wendt