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Article by Gary Hesse
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Theatre Retrospective

I began my involvement with Leavenworth Summer Theater back in 1997, when Gavin, Colin and I auditioned for roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After many years, I've now exceeded 600 performances with the company.

2019

Hello Dolly
Hello, Dolly!
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Rudolph Reisenweber, Ensemble

The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Max Detweiler

Miracle on 34th Street
Numerica Performing Arts Center

Kris Kringle

2018

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Col. Hugh Pickering

Little Women
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Mr. Laurence

The Student Prince
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Johann Lutz

2017

Bye Bye Birdie
Bye, Bye Birdie
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Harry MacAfee

The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Max Detweiler

2016

Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Diction Coach, Policeman, Ensemble

The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Baron Elberfeld, Captain von Trapp understudy

2015

Into the Woods
Into the Woods
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Narrator/Mysterious Man

Anything Goes
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh

2014

Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Underling

The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Baron Elberfeld; Captain von Trapp understudy

It's a Wonderful Life
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Henry Potter

2013

Joseph
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Jacob; Potiphar Guard

2012

Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Get Your Gun
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Buffalo Bill Cody

Thorougly Modern Millie
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Barney Schreiber; Insurance Employee; Policeman; Frank Gershwin; Dexter; Muzzy's Boy

2011

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Col. Hugh Pickering

The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Max Detweiler

It's a Wonderful Life
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Henry Potter

2010

How to Succeed
How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying)
Leavenworth Summer Theater

J.B. Biggley

The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Max Detweiler

Crazy for You
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Eugene Fodor; Bela Zangler (understudy)

2009

Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Roscoe Dexter

The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Max Detweiler

2008

Sugar
Sugar
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Sir Osgood Fielding

2007

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Max Detweiler

Camelot
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Merlyn; Pellinore understudy