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Meet the Cast of “The Cemetery Club”

The 2017 Season of Tibbits Summer Theatre is about to begin a production of The Cemetery Club. A touching yet funny story about starting life a-new.

Running June 15-24, The Cemetery Club is the story of three widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. The ladies couldn’t be more different: Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, while Doris is priggish and judgmental. When Ida meets and falls for a new man, the other two work to squash the budding romance.

The Cast

Debbie Culver: Ida
Tibbits 2017: Cemetery Club, Footloose (5th Season)
At Tibbits: Gypsy, The Full Monty, Dixie Swim Club, Alone Together Again, Always A
Bridesmaid. Favorite Roles: Jeanette in The Full Monty, Witch in Into The Woods, Big Edie/Little
Edie in Grey Gardens at Great Escape. “It’s always a pleasure and an honor to join the professional company at this beautiful theater. Thank you for supporting live performance.”



Joylene Taylor: Doris
Tibbits 2017: The Cemetery Club, Damn Yankees, Footloose (1st season). Favorite Roles: Elizabeth, Miracle of Christmas, Sight and Sound Theatre; Rebecca Nurse, The Crucible, Greenbrier Valley Theatre; Mother Abbess, The Sound of Music, Roxy Theatre. Training: Undergraduate at Marshall University; Graduate Studies at Marshall University, University of Alabama and The AIMS Program. “I am excited to be joining the Tibbits Theatre Family.”



Diane Long: Mildred
Tibbits 2017: The Cemetery Club (5th Season) At Tibbits: Always a Bridesmaid, Miss Nelson is Missing and Numerous evil characters in Popcorn Theatre. Favorite Roles: Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp in Miss Nelson is Missing, Sedalia in Always a Bridesmaid, Sheree in The Dixie Swim Club, Portia (evil stepsister) in Cinderella & Miss Mildred Peake in Spider’s Web at Marshall Civic Players, Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into the Woods at Great Escape Theater. “I want to thank my husband Dave for his support in this next chapter of my life. Retirement is great so far! Jennifer and Lauren, my beautiful daughters, make the most of every day! Enjoy the show.”



Gloria Logan:  Lucille
Tibbits 2017The Cemetery Club, The Fox On the Fairway (Many seasons since 1990).  At Tibbits:  Crazy for You, Anything Goes, The Dixie Swim Club, Always a Bridesmaid and many more.  Favorite Roles:   Gloria in Grace and Glorie at Village Theatre & Tibbits; Clairee in Steel Magnolias at Kentucky Repertory & Tibbits; Golde in Fiddler on the Roof at Red Barn; Melissa in Love Letters at Hulce Center for the Arts; Bessie in Marvin’s Room, Maria in Lend Me a Tenor and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! all at Tibbits.  Training:  MA from EMU and recipient of the University Distinguished Alumna Award, a theatre was named in her honor in 2000 and twice named Michigan’s Theatre Teacher of the Year.  “It’s always a pleasure to return to the Tibbits. To be able to work in this wonderful historic theater is a joy and a privilege.  Love and gratitude to hubby Norm and Coldwater host Joanne Dean.



Alan Elliott: Sam
Tibbits 2017Cemetery Club, Damn Yankees, Footloose, Fox on the Fairway (5th season).
At Tibbits: Arsenic and Old Lace, Alone Together Again, Oliver!, Escanaba in da Moonlight, Escanaba in Love. Favorite Roles:  Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate and Smudge in Forever Plaid with Marshall Civic Players, Da Jimmmer in Escanaba in Da Moonlight with Armadillo Productions, Pastor in Church Basement Ladies at Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre, and Lawrence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Great Escape Stage Company. Training:  University of Michigan, Northwood/IASTA Musical Theatre Workshop “I’m ecstatic to be performing in a full season at TST. Can’t believe I’m following in my daughter’s footsteps!”


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