Past Special Musical:
Kentwood Players presents
Mr. Potcher’s Holiday

Mr. Potcher’s Holiday
Book and Lyrics by Bob Silberg
Music by Barbara Klaskin Silberg
Directed by Drew Fitzsimmons and Melodie S. Rivers
Choreographed by Lulu Peña

Produced by Melodie S. Rivers and Bruce Starrett
November 30 and December 7 & 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Potcher, a school consultant, eliminates all classes in the arts and all extracurricular activities. When a young student named Darcy tries to persuade him to reinstate these activities, he not only remains unconvinced, he decides also to do away with all the holidays -- actually eliminate them from existence. The iconic holiday characters (Santa, Easter Bunny, Cupid, Leprechaun, Jack-o-Lantern and Thanksgiving Turkey) conspire with Darcy to change Mr. Potcher’s mind.


Darcy (Fiona Okida) researches artists and scholars.
Shalena (Tyler Cable) makes plans for Potcher.

Mr. Potcher finds his holiday.
(from left: Valerie Ruel, Jennifer Sperry, Osric Holt, Dylan Bailey, Fiona Okida, Tyler Cable)

Cupid doesn't want to leave the island.
(from left: Trevor Hart, Hollister Starrett, Isabel van Aaist)

Mr. Potcher falls in love.
(from left: Dylan Bailey, Jennifer Sperry, Valerie Ruel)

Zimmer, Darcy, and Shalena prepare to meet with Mr. Potcher.
(from left: Osric Holt, Tyler Cable, Valerie Ruel, Fiona Okida)

Mr. Potcher is acting crazy, thinking he can do away with all holidays!
(from left: Fiona Okida, Osric Holt, Tyler Cable, Jennifer Sperry, Dylan Bailey, Valerie Ruel)

Mr. Potcher prepares to fight the Lost Holidays. (from left: Osric Holt, Fiona Okida, Jennifer Sperry, Valerie Ruel, Dylan Bailey, George Kondreck, Riley Dix, Isabel van Aaist, Logan Hannig)

Darcy's nightmare! (from left: Katie Reinhold, Jennifer Sperry, Dylan Bailey, Fiona Okida, Kobe Kubes, Ja'von Willis, Genevieve Thomas, Skylar Washington)

Shalena and Darcy prepare to meet with Mr. Potcher.
(from left: Tyler Cable, Fiona Okida)

Darcy's nightmare comes to life.
(from left: Katie Reinhold, Jennifer Sperry, Fiona Okida, Melana Dix)

What's happened to Mr. Potcher?
(from left: Jennifer Sperry, Valerie Ruel, Dylan Bailey)

The cast of Mr. Potcher's Holiday
Darcy, Miss Teaford and Mr. Potcher
Miss Teaford hopes Mr. Potcher will change his mind about eliminating all holidays.
Photos by Shari Barrett


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