Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stockton Civic Theatre Casts Comedy “Dearly Beloved”

Stock­ton Civic The­atre Artis­tic Direc­tor Jim Cole­man announced his cast for “Dearly Beloved,” a hilar­i­ous com­edy slated to start off the new year in Jan­u­ary.  Writ­ten by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, the story is about the Futrelle sis­ters in Fayro, Texas, who come together for a fam­ily wed­ding.  Dys­func­tional, to say the least, this wed­ding has a “Gone With the Wind” theme, and every­thing that can go wrong does.

Liz Kast­ner Garvin and Jen­nifer Nel­son Burgher are cast as Twink Futrelle and Frankie Futrelle Dub­berly, with new­comer Bon­nie de Chant play­ing the flam­boy­ant Honey Raye Futrelle.  Wiley Hicks is cast as the hap­less husband-to-be. Vet­eran actress Judy Caruso Williamson will por­tray Miss Geneva Mus­grave, the can­tan­ker­ous wed­ding coor­di­na­tor who runs the local flo­ral shop/bus depot.

Other cast mem­bers include Carol Barry as Tina Jo/Gina Jo Dub­berly, Richard Garvin as Dub Dub­berly, Kari Nel­son as Nelda Light­foot, Matt Sac­ulla as Justin Waverly, Sean Bocardo as John Cur­tis Bunt­ner, and Sheri Gar­land as Patsy Price. 

With Cole­man at the director’s helm, other staff includes Joan Topp as assis­tant direc­tor, Terry Smith as set and light­ing designer, Elsa Ful­ton as cos­tumes designer, and Putsy Lew Hong as stage manager.

Dearly Beloved” will run start­ing Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11, con­clud­ing on Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 5.  For more infor­ma­tion, call the Box Office Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at (209) 473‑2424, or go online at