Belles on their Toes opening – DFW


September 15, 2008

Artisan Center Theater Presents


by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Adapted by William

Production runs September 19 to October 11, 2008

Hurst, Texas, July 14, 2008 – Artisan Center Theater proudly
presents BELLES ON THEIR TOES at its 150 seat theater-in-the-round.
The theater is located in the old historic Belaire Plaza at 420 E.
Pipeline Road. The daytime box office is located at 418 E. Pipeline
Road. The show runs Friday September 19 through Saturday October 11,
2008. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday with 3pm matinees on Saturdays 9/27, 10/4, 10/11.
Reserved seating tickets are $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for students
and seniors, and $8.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through
Thursday tickets are $11.00. The box office number is 817-284-1200.
More information can be found on the website at

This production will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing
by Tarrant County College Practicum students Stacey Peterson and Emily
Ilonez on Tuesday 23, 2008.

About the Play:

picks up shortly after where CHEAPER left off. Father, who was one of
the great pioneer efficiency experts and who applied this brilliance
to raising his large family, is gone. How the Gilbreths meet this
crisis, along with the younger kids hilarious attempts to take charge
of their siblings’ dating prospects, makes for great entertainment.

About the Director:

Stephen Madrid (Director) has been a professional in the theatrical
industry for over 15 years and a leader in the arts education for over
10 years, producing and directing over 50 theatrical productions.
Stephen has served as Campus Director for the Pinnacle School of Fine
Arts and is currently the Fine Arts Coordinator for the Fort Worth
Academy of Fine Arts where he also serves as Director for the Summer
Arts Academy. He sits on the Board of Directors for Texas Nonprofit
Theatres (TNT) and takes great pride in serving as co-chair and
instructor for the TNT Youth Conference which brings together youth
theatre companies from across the state for performances and
workshops. Stephen is also serving as a grant panelist for the Arts
Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

The Cast:

Mrs. Gilbreth, Mother Suzy Dotson Dianne Sterling

Anne Gilbreth Amy Jones Ashley Grisham

Ernestine Gilbreth Lori Jones Chelsea Nance

Martha Gilbreth Taylor Whitfield Maddie Hill

Frank Gilbreth Tevin Cates Nathan Smith

Bill Gilbreth Eric Ditmars Zachary Smith

Lillian Gilbreth Madeline Duff Victoria Watson

Fred Gilbreth Stephen Martinez Samuel Janvier

Dan Gilbreth Ben Ditmars Brandon Shreve

Jack Gilbreth David Harris Jeffrey Carr

Bob Gilbreth Ryan Harris Andrew Carr

Janie/Jamie Taryn Cates Trae Dodson

Tom, the handyman Terry Carter Dan Johnston

Mr. Hathaway, the roomer R. Ben Friberg Chuck Watson

Leora, a distant relation Debra Duty Juliet Salazar

Dr. Bob, the new family doctor Chris Janvier Chris Janvier

Al Lynch, the Nantucket hot dog David Seil Seth May

David Loring, an unexpected visitor Ron Staggs Craig Moody

Mr. Crawford, a policeman Fred Ditmars Ted Ung

Production Crew

Producer – Dee Ann Blair

Director – Stephen Madrid

Assistant Director – Pam Rea

Stage Manager/Green Cast – Donna Cates

Stage Manager/Blue Cast – Addi Salgado

Light/Sound/Set Design – Jason Leyva

Set Construction – Thurston Wells, Jason Leyva, Larry Dibler, Dan

Scenic Painting – Lilly Stapp

Photographer – Al Smith

Summary of BELLES ON THEIR TOES – a comedy:

Who: Artisan Center Theater

What: BELLES ON THEIR TOES adapted by William Roos from the book by
Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

When: September 19 to October 11, 2008

Where: The Belaire Plaza, 420 E. Pipeline Road

Director: Stephen Madrid, assisted by Pam Rea

Showtimes: 7:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
with 3pm matinees on 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/08

Tickets: Reserved seats: $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for students and
senior citizens, $8.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through
Thursdays are $11.00 for age 13 and up, and $7.00 for 12 and under.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; web site:

More information on the production can be found on the theater’s

Media Contact : Dee Ann Blair 817-999-8935 [email protected]

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