A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine

DECEMBER 14 – 30, 2016
at the Liberty Theatre

By Dick Vosburgh & Frank Lazarus
Direction by John Glenn, Musical direction by R.L. Rowsey

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Two one-act plays provide a double feature more hilarious than any presented in Hollywood’s heyday. Winner of two Tony Awards and a hit Broadway production.

The first act, A Day in Hollywood, is a revue of classic Hollywood songs of the 1930s performed by singing and dancing ushers from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the iconic Hollywood landmark.

The second act, A Night in the Ukraine, is loosely based on The Bear: A Joke in One Act by the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. The Bear is a three-character play, but the author of A Night in the Ukraine adds Nina and Constantine, the lovers from Chekhov’s The Seagull.

The score of A day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine combines songs by composer Frank Lazarus and lyricist Dick Vosburg, three songs by Jerry Herman and many movie musical standards.

“A night of magic.” – The New York Post


A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine has been generously sponsored by Carol & Len Harlig and Wood River Insurance.

Company of Fools’ 21st Season sponsors are Ali Long/The Springcreek Foundation, High Country Fusion, Ken Lewis, Priscilla Pittiglio, The Shubert Foundation, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Linda & Bob Edwards, Arrow R Storage, Scott Miley Roofing and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.



A Musical Revue
The Company

Taylor Eliason
David Janeski
Audra Honaker
R.L. Rowsey
Melodie Taylor-Maudin
Taylor Telford
Cliff Todd
Aly Wepplo
Samantha White

Loosley based on Chekhov’s The Bear
The morning room of the Pavlenko residence in the Ukraine
Before the Revolution

Mrs. Pavlenko, a Rich Widow…..Melodie Taylor-Mauldin
Carlo, her Italian Footman…..David Janeski
Gino, her Gardener…..Audra Honaker
Serge B. Samovar, a Moscow Lawyer…..Cliff Todd
Nina, Mrs. Pavlenko’s Daughter…..Aly Wepplo
Constantine, a Coachman…….Taylor Eliason
Masha, a Maid……Samantha White
Sascha, the Cook…..Taylor Telford


Direction…..John Glenn
Musical Direction…..R.L. Rowsey
Choreography…..Melodie Taylor-Mauldin
Stage Management…..K.O. Ogilvie*
Set Design…..Joe Lavigne

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association – The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The running  time for A Day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine  is 2 hours and 10 minutes, including a 10 minute intermission.


Tickets are $35 for full price, $30 for seniors (62 and over) and Center members and $15 for students (18 and under)*.

*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.

These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview (Dec 14), 10 for $10, and Educator Night (Dec 16). There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 8 or more receive $30 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!)


Learn, explore and have fun with Company of Fools. Take advantage of some interesting ways to engage with theatre and the current performance on a deeper level:

“Pay What You Feel” Night – Dec 14, 7pm
Join us for the first performance and literally pay whatever you’d like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show.

Educator Night – Dec 16, 7pm
$15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.

Chat Back – Dec 18, 3pm (following the performance)
Stay after the show as actors, directors and designers answer your burning questions and share fascinating stories. Chat Backs are free and don’t require advanced reservations, just stay in the theatre immediately following the show!

Backstage Tour – Dec 18, 3pm (following the performance)
Get a tour behind the scenes! COF company members take you on a fascinating tour that reveals the tricks of the trade, the colorful history of COF, and much more! Limited space available.

“10 for 10″
Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person.


Click on the “Buy Tickets” link above to select individual performance dates and the number of seats you’d wish to purchase or call us 208.578.9122 – we’re happy to help!


Wednesday, Dec. 14……….7PM      Pay What You Feel Night    
Thursday, Dec. 15……….7PM
Friday, Dec. 16……….7PM       Educators Night  
Saturday, Dec. 17……….7PM
Sunday, Dec. 18……….3PM     Chat Back/ Backstage Tour
Tuesday, Dec. 20……….7PM
Wednesday, Dec. 21……….7PM
Thursday, Dec. 22……….7PM
Friday, Dec. 23……….7PM
Monday, Dec. 26……….7PM
Tuesday, Dec. 27……….7PM
Wednesday, Dec. 28……….7PM
Thursday, Dec. 29……….7PM
Friday, Dec. 30……….7PM

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