This is going to be fun and so different from the usual community theater play.
Just below, is the cast for this wonderful show. Hoodie Smock, director, had a hard time making the casting decision. Be sure to get your tickets for the show! They are on sale now, both in the art gallery and online.
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CAST with short bios
(Scroll down for all cast photos.)
Wayne Gilbert as Lt. Dundy | Announcer
Since moving to the Northern Hills from Rapid City a year ago, Wayne has played rodeo clown in the one act Billy Buck and Jo Jo for Theatre on the Run, and a befuddled husband in the Bukit Lizt Players production of Age of Romance. He has also appeared in the Belle Fourche Community Theatre productions End Game and A Seussified Christmas Carol.
Dwight Myers as Gutman | Announcer
Dwight is no stranger to radio theatre he was one of the members of Friday Night Radio Theatre that was produced at MOH a few years ago. He has always loved The Maltese Falcon and was thrilled to be invited to join this awesome cast.
Marnie Almirall as Brigid Shaughnessy | Boogie Woogie Singer
Marnie Almirall studied Musical Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, and has been performing, singing, and directing plays for over 25 years. She recently moved to Spearfish and is delighted to have this opportunity to be onstage once again. Some of her favorite roles are Doris Wilgus in The Owl and The Pussycat and Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum.
Jack Hughes as Miles Archer | Sound Man
This is Jack’s 3rd roll on the MOH stage. He was in September’s Theatre on the Run and The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens. Jack works at TDG Communications in Deadwood and is also the MOH “sound dude” for all concerts.
Lynn Pederson as Mrs. Johnson | Betty | Announcer
Lynn has appeared in numerous plays at Black Hills State University and Matthew’s Opera House. She is mom to Darin and Elysia and grandmother to Jaxon, Saylor, Oli and Cora.
Pamela Wegner as Mrs. Burton | Boogie Woogie Singer | Announcer
Pamela Wegner is a Professor of Theatre at BHSU where she has directed plays for over 20 years. She has most recently appeared in the MOH production of The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens as one of the sexy senior-citizen cheerleaders.
Nicole Glenney as Young Lady | Girl | Announcer
Nicole is an alumni of the Spearfish High School Drama department. She is a seasoned thespian, who has assisted in many plays at MOH. Most recently she was the stage manager for The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens.
Aaron Charles Otterness as Sam Spade
After a 5 year hiatus, Aaron returns to the stage as P.I. Sam Spade. He thanks his family and 321 Evans Lane for the help and support in this new incredible adventure.
J. Bruce Woodard as Joel Cairo
J. Bruce Woodard lives in Spearfish with his wife, Marilee and his two children. He is a Hospice Social Worker. He has been involved in theatre since 1971, but took a break when the children were young. He is glad to be onstage again.
Sandi Nauman as Mrs. Sutherland | Woman | Boogie Woogie Singer | Enthusiastic Skier | Announ.
Sandi was last seen as the murderess in the Fall Gala’s dinner theatre. She is a veteran at MOH and has served in many capacities in the community theatre.
David Nickel as D.A. | Man 1, 2, 3
David is a 2010 graduate of BHSU where he majored in history and geography. David works in the Spearfish High School cafeteria and volunteers at the Booth Hatchery. David has not worked in theatre since high school and is enjoying the experience.
Joe Saracco as Cecil B. DeMille
Joe has been lucky to have spent a lifetime in the arts. He is remembered for the various characters he has developed on the MOH Stage. Joe is very proud and happy to direct and produce the Bukit Lizt Players–the Spearfish Senior Community Theater group.
Deb Brunette as Effie
Deb most recently appeared in the fall production of Money Mayhem and Theatre on the Run. She is an RN originally from Casper, WY.
Griffin Lloyd Smith as Tom Polhaus | Wilmer
Griffin is a Spearfish High School sophomore. He has participated in school productions of Get Smart and Arsenic and Old Lace. He is delighted to take part in his first MOH production.
Hoodie Smock, Director
Hoodie has appeared in many MOH plays over the course of her lifetime. This is her maiden voyage when it comes to directing at MOH. She is blessed with and grateful for an incredible cast and crew. This is turning out to be fun.
More Cast Photos
Scroll down to see cast during dress rehearsals.