The play is centered on a telephone answering service, Susananswerphone, that manages calls made to absent clientele. One of the workers, Ella Peterson, develops a caring relationship to some of the clients especially a dispirited playwright and is not aware of the illegal bookie racket run by one the clients, Sandor, through the answering service.
The play is a lighthearted romp with wonderful songs sung by Ella and various other performers that ends on a happy note.
Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music by Jule Styne.
Director: Rod Maxwell
Choreographer: Maureen Shone
Musical Director: Alan Poaps
Sheridan Hall Theatre
Sue: Cherilyn Clark
Gwynne: Maria Gordon
Ella Peterson: Judy Frow
Carl: Perry Marszowski
Inspector Barnes: Lucy Lawlor
Francis: Steve Wilbee
Sandor: Geremy Vincent
Jeff Moss: Brian Grist
Laura Hastings: Gail MacKay
Dr. Kitchell: Sonja McGirr
Belinda Barton: Carol Frederickson
Chorus, Dancers and Speaking Parts: Paula Boleia, Mary Bozzo, Karen Danton, Cari Fallis, Maria Gordon, Janet Hayward, Carol Frederickson, Helen Laimer, Lucy Lawlor, Karen MacDonald, Steve MacDonald, Perry Marszowski, Sonia May, Sonja McGirr, Gail MacKay, Joanne Miziolek, Astrid Rammo, Steve Wilbee, Robin Williams, Desmond Wicks
Bells Are Ringing, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre
Theatre and Performance Studies
Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Theatre Sheridan, "Bells Are Ringing, November 24 – December 11, 1982" (1982). Theatre Sheridan Productions. 161.
Maxwell, R. (Director). (1982, November 24 – December 11). Bells are ringing [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.