A new musical comedy
By David Javerbaun & Bob Cohen

Directed by Dan Stapula

Winner of the 2004 Army Europe One Act Play Festival "Best Show"
And Region 10 Representative to the AACT National Festival
in Kalamazoo, Michigan (June, 2005)

Suburb tied for Third Place at the 2005 National AACT Festival,
and Jeanne Ragonese won an Excellence in Acting Award,
and Deb Bauer won an Excellence in Musical Production Award.

Here are the Production Photos

Here are the Cast & Crew Photos

Here is the Roadside Program

Here is the Program presented at the AACT National Festival.
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Announcing two return engagements for this award-winning show:

June 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The Off Mainstreet Theater
Coleman Barracks, Mannheim

Tickets: $5 each.
This production is FREE for Roadside Theater Season Ticket Holders.

Due to mature language, this production is not recommended for younger audiences. Children under 5 can not be admitted to any performance. Because performances are in Mannheim, we regret SUBURB is ONLY open to valid US Military ID Cardholders and Roadside Theater Season Ticket holders.

Amanda Perzel - Alison
Jeanne Ragonese - Rhoda
Sylvia Rausch - Woman 1
Constance Howard - Woman 2
Marion Ruck - Woman 3
Rosemarie Smith - Woman 4
Stephanie Krebs - Suburbanite, Woman 5
Kathryn Nevins- Woman 6

Steven Stanfill - Stuart
Robert Schamp - Tom
Byron Wilkinson - Man 1
Steve Devito - Man 2
Bernd Roeder - Man 3
Steve Grant - Man 4
Brian Rausch - Man 5

Assistant Director: Linda Harley
Technical Director: Brian Rausch
Music Director: Debbie Baur
Rehearsal Pianist: Maddy Busch
Stage Manager: Carl Johnson
Choreographer: Vanessa Hartman
Costumes: Michiel Devito, Elfi Carberry, Christina Beerman
Scenery: Brian Rausch, Byron Wilkingson, Phillip Schamp
Properties Design: Priscilla, Elizabeth, Gabi, and Noemi Stapula
Sound Design: Nick Devito
Marketing/design: Joel Carner

The suburbs – for decades, the suburbs have been eulogized or vilified. Now the suburbs hit the musical theater stage. Suburb takes an insightful and witty view of the world of the lawnmower, the barbecue, and the mall, exploring the suburb's rites and rituals. “[O]n the surface, this award-winning musical is about one Manhattan couple’s housing decision. On all the important levels, it’s about the courage to make change.” — The New York Times

SUBURB is about a newly married couple, Stuart and Allison, who are expecting their first child and simultaneously considering a change of residence. Stuart envisions a suburban paradise of backyard ball games and cookouts. Allison has her doubts: she like the city and fears a bland, ordinary suburban life that will turn her into a mother. With the assistance of Rhoda, their velvet steamroller of a realtor, Stuart and Allison find their dream house (well, Stuart’s dream house- Allison is undecided.) Yet Tom, the owner, starts having second thoughts about selling the house he shared with his recently deceased wife. The rest of the show is Stuart trying to persuade Allison they should take the house and Rhoda trying to convince Tom it’s time to let the house go and move on – especially since she has developed a romantic interest in this eligible widower.

A quartet of suburbanites thread through the action with a succession of numbers celebrating or lamenting various aspects of suburban life including the barbeque, commuting, the shopping mall, walking to school and moving day.

“On the surface, this award-winning musical is about one Manhattan couple’s housing decision. On all the important levels, it’s about the courage to make change.” — The New York Times