Brown Derby Series 2014: 2014 Series


Oct. 23, 24, 25

It's HALLOWEEN SEASON and that means one thing: The BROWN DERBY does another horror/suspense flick - although this year, they've all been terrifying! This time its SCREAM: A masked killer begins murdering teenagers in a small town, and as the body count rises, one girl and her friends contemplate the "rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Starring: Scott Shoemaker
Joe Randazzo
Kim Nyhous
David Gehrman
Shane Wahlund Lance Park


Produced Directed by Ian Bell
With technical design by Ross Whippo



Aug 21, 22, 23

Teenager Billy Pelzer's father just gave him an early Christmas present: an exotic, adorable pet "Mogwai" named Gizmo. But to care for the little guy Billy must follow 3 IMPORTANT RULES: "Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and NEVER feed him after midnight!" When Billy fails to follow the rules, the small town of Kingston Falls is overrun by demonic, little monsters - and now its up to Billy (Zach Galligan), his buddy Pete (Cory Feldman), his girlfriend Kate (Phoebe Cates) and his pet Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel) to get the town back to normal before Christmas is ruined!

INTERSTING FACTS: Inspired in part by a Twilight Zone episode starring William Shatner, GREMLINS was so criticized for its violence, producer Stephen Spielberg responded by "suggesting" the Motion Picture Association Of America change its rating system ...which it did, within two months of the films release. Rumor has it a remake of Gremlins is in the works as we speak!

Jackie Hell (as evil Gremlin "Stripe")
Lisa Sanphillippo (as cute Gremlin "Gizmo")
Andrew Tasakos
Shane Wahlund
Josh Hartvigson
Spencer Thorson
Cory Nealy
Lance Park

With technical design by Todd "LaTodd" Hull


Trapped In The Closet

June 5, 6, 7

Some say R. Kelly should never have tried to extend his talents into the theatrical genre, while an equal percentage (if not greater) say that the Brown Derby company should never set foot in the R&B genre...but neither party can help but trespass where they've been told they shouldn't go, and so:

The Brown Derby will attempt to perform it's interpretation of R. Kelly's Trapped In The Closet (Chapters 1-12), bringing to life, on stage: love triangle upon love triangle, cliff hanger upon cliff hanger, and guns, guns, GUNS! The Brown Derby version of Trapped In The Closet will be presented virtually unedited and without alteration to the "Libretto" - because, well, why mess with perfection, right? Plus, the evening will be peppered with reenacted excerpts of Mr. Kelly's DVD Commentary, thereby giving us a deeper insight into the genius who originally penned this Hip-Operatic masterwork

Scott Shoemaker
Evan Mosher
Imogen Love
David Gehrman
Josh Hartvigson
Joe Randazzo
Cory Nealy
Erin Stewart

Directed & Narrated by Ian Bell
Adapted By Ian Bell & Ross Whippo


The Lost Boys

May 1, 2, 3

Before the "Twilight" series placed them in the damp woods of Washington State, BROODING TEENAGE VAMPIRES rode motorcycles on the beaches of California in Director Joel Schumacher's "The Lost Boys." Lucy, a recent divorcee (Dianne Wiest) and her two sons, Sam (Cory Haim) & Michael (Jason Patric) move to a small coast town, and quickly become entangled in the town's vampire underbelly! It's up to Sam and his new vampire-hunter pals, The Frog Brothers (Cory Feldman & J. Newlander) to free brother Michael from the seduction of vampiress Star (Jami Gertz) and the vampire gang she runs with, led by David (Kiefer Sutherland). But to do so, they must first find who the Head Vampire is... could it be their mom's new boyfriend, Max (Edward Herrmann)!?

Scott Shoemaker as Lucy (Dianne Wiest)
David Gehrman as Max (Edward Herrman)
Shane Wahlund as Sam (Cory Haim)
Jason Sharp as Michael (Jason Patric)
Adé as Star (Jami Gertz)
Josh Hartvigson as David (Kiefer Sutherland)
Freddy Molitch as Edgar Frog (Cory Feldman)
Spencer Thorson as Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander)
Cory Nealy as Grandpa (Bernard Hughes)
With technical design by Ross Whippo