This splendid musical ran for a year on Broadway and was followed by a widely acclaimed national tour. The story of Zorba, the Greek, carefree vagabond and his chosen friend and master, unworldly Nikos; the romance of Zorba and the aging courtesan Madame Hortense and of Nikos and the withdrawn, beautiful widow; a mine disaster, murder, suicide, a blood feud—Zorba! has all the ingredients that make for dramatically engaging theatre. The powerful score from the composers of Cabaret and Kiss of the SpiderWoman includes Life Is, No Boom-Boom, The Butterfly and I Am Free. Compelling music and a rousing story make Zorba! an outstanding opportunity for musical theatre performers and audiences alike.


Leader of Chorus – Milli Wellinger

Nikos – Ryan Eckels

Zorba – William R. Lund

Mimiko – Victor Toniolo

Pavli – Neil Beaton

Mavrodani – Don Held

Manolakas – Michael A. Eberhardy

The Widow – Melody A. Schmidt

Hortense – Pat Forkner

The Turk – Brian M. Leffin

The Constable – Bob Deyo

The Priest – Chuck Ebert

The Admirals – Bob Deyo, Bernard J. Markevitch, Peter Moody, Bruce Schlei

The Belly Dancer – Kathleen Beuttenmueller

The Monks – Chuck Ebert, Steve Flook, Brian M. Leffin, Bruce Schlei

The Crows – Kathleen Beuttenmueller, Jackie Blindauer, Crystal Bueter, Phyllio Toniolo

The Ensemble – Kathleen Beuttenmueller, Jackie Blindauer, Crystal Bueter, JoAnna Brandt, Bob Deyo, Amy Eberhardy, Chuck Ebert, Steve Flook, Erin R. Heyer, Brian M. Leffin, Bernard J. Markevitch, Peter Moody, Bruce Schlei, Phyllio Toniolo


Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Musical Director: Janice Westphal

Choreographer: Sherry Kunde

Stage Manager: Lynn Zeilbeck

Asst. Stage Manager: Glenn Schultz

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Benjamin J. Gartmann, Nancy Klein

Light Design: Mike Aschenbach

Master Electrician: Scott A. Heck

Sound Design: Rick Klein

Properties: Deb Haynes, Theresa Walker

Make-Up Design: Diane Sciarra, Cathy Perronne

Master Carpenter: Steve Lammers

Paint Master: JoAnn Kudirko, Laura Lammers

Lobby Photography: Irish Studios


Conductor & Keyboard: Janice Westphal

Clarinet: Jay Burkard, Curt Hancock

Percussion: Brandon Roethel, Rob Vandersteen

Trumpet: Matt Attendahl

Basouki: Christus Sapountsis

Flute: Cathy Perronne

Trombone: Eric Eberhardy