Li’l Abner

Li’l Abner

It’s a typical day in wretched and picturesque Dogpatch, USA, and the local yokels are up to their usual tricks: brewing moonshine, cuddling pigs, and collecting unemployment. Beautiful Daisy Mae is pining after strong handsome Li’l Abner, an unsentimental youth who escapes her pursuit to go fishing. But when Dogpatch is chosen for an atomic test site, and Daisy Mae is claimed in marriage by dirty wrestler Earthquake McGoon, Li’l Abner has to step up and fight for the things he doesn’t know he loves. Guided and guarded by traveling preacher Marryin’ Sam, Li’l Abner travels to Washington, DC, where he tangles with a gaggle of goofy scientists, unscrupulous capitalist General Bullmoose, and scheming minx Appassionata Von Climax. Experience the suspense of a Cornpone Meeting, the romantic free-for-all that is the Sadie Hawkins Day race–where the girls put on their running shoes to catch themselves a groom–and the shenanigans that ensue when a snooty Washington, DC, engagement party is invaded by Hillbillies. Based on Andy Capp’s beloved comic strip, with clever book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, and catchy score by Johnny Mercer and Gene de Paul, Li’l Abner is a rousing, bombastic, tuneful American musical, which is equal parts slapstick comedy, knowing government satire, and tale of young love.


  • Alf Scragg: Dan Brunelle
  • Romeo Scragg: Russ Swanker
  • Clem Scragg: Tom DeGesare
  • Moonbeam McSwine: Lee Ann LeClaire
  • Marryin’ Sam: Ted Peck
  • Earthquake McGoon: Scott Fields
  • Daisy Mae: Debbie Fuller
  • Pappy Yokum: Barry Corlew
  • Mammy Yokum: Carol Jones
  • Li’l Abner: Jim Trojan
  • Mayor Dawgmeat: Ron Fish
  • Senator Phogbound: David Perriman
  • Dr. Finsdale: Paul Kimbell
  • Available Jones: Eli Taub
  • Stupefyin’ Jones: Jackie Bee
  • President: Dan Brunelle
  • General Bullmoose: Joe Kelly
  • Appassionata Von Climax: Ruth Schaaf
  • Evil Eye Fleagle: Terry Phelan
  • Softwicke: David Perriman
  • Dr. Smithborn: Tom DeGesare
  • Dr. Krogmeyer: Dan Brunelle
  • Dr. Schleifitz: Ruth Salter
  • Creighton: Terry Phelan
  • Young Girls: Cara McKinney, Caroline Bee, Linda Armstrong
  • Young Man: Darn Samaha
  • Husband: Rit Sinnenberg
  • Wife: Sue Culver
  • Wife: Margot Hill

Production Team

  • Producer: Paula Farquharson
  • Director: Donald Countermine
  • Music Director: Theresa Fitzmaurice
  • Choreographer: Donna Cerniglia-Panzl
  • Production Assistant: Sally Evans
  • Set Design: Donald Countermine
  • Set Construction: Larry Harmon
  • Set painting/Decor: Robert Farquharson
  • Cartoon Illustrator: Terry Phelan
  • Stage Manager: Sandy Ahl
  • Lighting Design: Karen Empie
  • Sound: Paul Croteau
  • Costumes: Lyn Bernstein
  • Make-up: Lillian Kline
  • Hair: Jim Hulett
  • Properties: David Perriman

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October 28-30 & November 4-6, 1988