Monthly Archives: December 2011

Stockton Civic Theatre Presents Comedy “Dearly Beloved”

Begin­ning Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11, and run­ning through Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 5, 2012,  Stock­ton Civic The­atre will present DEARLY BELOVED,  a hilar­i­ous com­edy 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.  This is the first of a tril­ogy about the Futrelle fam­ily.  Great char­ac­ters, funny sit­u­a­tions, and a heart­warm­ing con­clu­sion, make for a fun evening in the theatre.

Liz Kast­ner Garvin and Jen­nifer Nel­son Burgher per­form the roles of Twink Futrelle and Frankie Futrelle Dub­berly, with new­comer Bon­nie de Chant play­ing the flam­boy­ant Honey Raye Futrelle.  Wiley Hicks is the hap­less husband-to-be. Vet­eran actress Judy Caruso Williamson por­trays 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 SCT’s Artis­tic Direc­tor Jim 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 fea­tures a $15 per seat pre­view on Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11, at 7:30 p.m.  A recep­tion for open­ing night patrons catered by Angelina’s will be held on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 13, at 6:30 p.m.  Per­for­mances con­tinue through Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 5, on Thurs­days, Fri­days and Sat­ur­days at 7:30 p.m., and Sun­days at 2:30 p.m.

Tick­ets are $25 for adults, $21 for seniors, and $15 for stu­dents and chil­dren 12 and under.  The show is rated PG.

The the­atre is located at 2312 Rose Marie Lane, Stock­ton.  For tick­ets call the SCT Box Office Tues­day through Fri­day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at (209) 473‑2424, or go online at

The mis­sion of Stock­ton Civic The­atre is to offer afford­able, qual­ity pro­duc­tions, adult and youth edu­ca­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tive out­reach pro­grams and pro­mote involve­ment with our diverse community.