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Elizabeth Turner and Alex Poteat rehearse a scene for "State Fair." The toe-tapping Rodgers & Hammerstein musical will be presented at Tryon Fine Arts Center March 3-5 and 10-12.

State Fair Cast Announced

Director Dan Harvey and Music Director Pam McNeil have announced the cast for Tryon Little Theater's production of "State Fair," which will be presented March 3-5 and 10-12, 2023, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

"We have a strong cast lined up, and I can’t wait to get started," Harvey said. "Thank you to all who auditioned. There was a tremendous amount of talent at the auditions, and some really hard choices had to be made. If you were not cast, please do audition for future shows at TLT."

Cast List:
Abel Frake: Mark Sawyer
Melissa Frake: Susie Kocher
Margy Frake: Maggie Collins
Wayne Frake: Alex Poteat
Emily Arden: Elizabeth Turner
Pat Gilbert: Trey Westbrook
Eleanor/Judge/Ensemble: Maggie Collins
Vivian/Eleanor/Ensemble: Ella Hardigree
Jeanne/Ensemble: Mandy Dimond
Miller/Lem/Ensemble: Ken Snart
Hoop-La Barker/Mrs. Metcalf/Ensemble: Rachel Harris
Clay/Orchestra: Alex Tapp
Chief of Police/Judge/Ensemble: Trisha Grisham
Violet/Ensemble: Ella Dilley
Hank Munson/Stralenko/Ensemble: Zeke Smith
Judge/Fairtones/Ensemble: Brenda Craig
Judge Heppenstahl/Ensemble: Cindy Kennedy
Understudy for Melissa Frake/Ensemble: Lori Lee

Trey Westbrook: Pat Gilbert

Roustabout/Ensemble: Tena Greene-Porter

Barker/Bartender/Ensemble: Jennifer Monterisi

Roustabout/Gus/Emcee/Ensemble: Steve Porter

Fair Announcer: Dan Harvey

Ensemble/Barkers/Fairgoers: Leisa Foronda, Jennifer Monterisi, Paula Edwards, Lori Lee, Mandy Dimond
The Fairtones: Brenda Craig, Leisa Foronda, Ella Hardigree, Maggie Collins, Mandy Dimond, Paula Edwards

Harry: Luke Laughter
Charlie/Ensemble: Sam Craig


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