Proudly Presents

Beautiful the Carole King Musical Tidewater Players 2023

Book by
Douglas McGrath

Music and Lyrics by
Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

Music by Arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Originally Produced on Broadway by
Paul Blake      Sony/ATV Publishing     Mike Bosner

Beautiful is produced by by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY   (866) 374-9758   www. mtishows.com


Carole King

Genie Klein


Neil Sedaka

Bobby Vee

Gerry Goffin

Connie Francis


Don Kirschner

Be Bop a Lula Singer

The Drifters

Cynthia Weil

Barry Mann

The Shirelles

Little Eva

The Righteous Brothers
ZACH DODSON (Bobby Hatfield)

Janelle Wood


Marilyn Wald

Uptown Singer

Lou Adler





So Far Away....Carole

Oh Carol!....Neil Sedaka

1650 Medley….Company

It Might as Well Rain Until September

Be Bop a Lula
….Studio Singer

Some Kind of Wonderful
….Carole, Gerry, The Drifters

Happy Days....Cynthia

My Little Darlin’ Carole
….Diamond Singer, Neil Sedaka

Take Good Care of My Baby
….Gerry & Carole

Who Put the Bomp….Barry

Will You Love Me Tomorrow

He’s Sure the Boy I Love
….Cynthia & Barry

Will You Love Me Tomorrow
….The Shirelles

Up on the Roof
….Gerry, The Drifters

On Broadway
….The Drifters

The Locomotion
….Little Eva and Co.

You’ve Lost That Lovin’Feeling
….Barry, The Righteous Brothers

One Fine Day....Janelle & Co., Carole

Act 2

Chains.…Carole & Co.

Walking in the Rain
…Barry & Cynthia

Pleasant Valley Sunday
.....Marilyn Wald, Gerry, & Co.

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

....Bitter End Singer

It’s Too Late
.…Carole & Co.

You’ve Got a Friend
….Carole, Barry, Cynthia, & Don

(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman
….Carole & Co.


Bows: I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet
Carole & Co.


Tidewater Players dedicates
this production of 
in loving memory of Darlene Carlock





Keyboard 1

Keyboard 2


Reed 1

Reed 2

Production Team


Music Director


Costume & Wig Design


Stage Manager

Set Design

Light Design

Sound Design

Light Board Operator

Light Board Programmer

Set Crew

Backstage Crew

Special Thanks

Mayor Bill Martin & the City of Havre de Grace
Harford Cultural Arts Board
Maryland State Arts Council
Austin Barnes Photography
Hayley Briner
Harford Community Colllege
Jessica Brockmeyer
Bobby Reider
Stanton Zacker
Jim Carlock
Matthew Peterson, MACHPE Photography

and Beer MuZeum

408 North Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
HOURS: Sun-Thurs:  10am – 6pm
Fri-Sat:  10am – 8pm


Julian Archer (The Drifters/ Ensemble) is so thrilled to be performing with Tidewater Players! While he's spent much of his time working with children in various learning centers, it's always nice to get back to the theatre! Some of the roles he's played over the years are Algernon in The Importance of Being Ernest, Strongman in Elephant's Graveyard, Doc the Dwarf in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Hans in A Fairy Tale Courtroom! He'd like to thank the cast for letting him be a part of such a wonderful show and himself for believing he could make it work alongside his teaching schedule!

Austin Barnes (Barry Mann) is thrilled to be returning to the Tidewater stage for this production of Beautiful. Most recently Austin was seen at Tidewater as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats last September. Some of his favorite roles include Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Luke in Altar Boyz, Tunny in American Idiot, Lefou in Beauty & the Beast. Outside of theatre, Austin is a special educator and a photographer. He wants to give thanks to the production team, cast, and crew for all the work put into this show.

Mark Briner (Don Kirschner) is thrilled to be back home on the Tidewater stage where he was last seen as Gus the Theatre Cat in CATS, as well as many other roles over the years as varied as Corny Collins in Hairspray, Lumière in Beauty & the Beast, the Union Captain in The Civil War, Rooster Hannigan in Annie, Glen Guglia in The Wedding Singer, Sir Robin in Spamalot, and Richard Henry Lee in 1776. Other favorite roles include Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Josh Baskin in Big, Capt. Walker in Tommy, and Jojo the sleazy street hustler in The Life. Also an accomplished director and designer, Mark has directed many shows throughout the state including Tidewater's critically acclaimed productions of Chess, Little Shop of Horrors, and the world premiere of the original hit comedy whodunit Without a Clue, for which he also added the title playwright to his resume. Mark has also designed costumes for a muititude of Tidewater shows over the millenium. But his favorite productions to date are his children, Justin, a nationally recognized voice actor in the anime world (most famous as Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia) and Hayley, an accomplished vocalist/musical theatre performer, both Tidewater alumni and immensely talented artists in their own rights.

Nathan Cooney (Drifter/ Ensemble) is excited to make his Tidewater Players debut! After randomly learning about auditions for this production, he decided it was time to jump back on stage after a four-year hiatus. Nathan wishes to thank everyone in his life for their flexibility as he crams one more thing into his busy schedule.

Paula Diggs-Smith (Lucille/ Bitter End Singer/ Shirelle) Carole King and Joni Mitchell's music got me through college. Thrilled to be a part of this show featuring Carole's Iconic hits like "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "You've Got a Friend" and of course, "Beautiful”!. Favorite roles are Professor (Legally Blonde), Electra (Gypsy), Harriette (The Civil War), Truvy (Steel Magnolias), Dynamite (Hairspray), Peggy (Godspell), Charlotte (Charlotte's Web), Calpurnia (To Kill A Mockingbird), Mrs (Sunday Park George), as well as Ragtime, Sister Act, Cuckoo's Nest, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Jekyll & Hyde, Follies, Shrek, Poppins, 9 to 5, Sweeney, Les Miz, Wedding Singer, HSM, Big, the Musical, Seussical, Oz, Blood Brothers, Oliver, Annie, M.A.S,H., Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, Annie Get Your Gun, Bye Bye Birdie, SOM, Streetcar Named Desire, Nutcracker. Paula is celebrating 41 years selling Real Estate with Northrop Realty and has enjoyed being a House Manager at the Baltimore Hippodrome for the past 20 years. Thank you Dickie Mahoney for casting me and for being one of my BEST FRIENDS for the last 25 years! Thank you, Stephanie Carlock, for making us sound so good. Becky Flickinger, I Love You! Best Stage Manager EVER!

Zachary Dodson (Neil Sedaka/ Righteous Brother/ Lou Adler/ Ensemble) is appearing in his third show with Tidewater Players. Earlier this year, he joined TWP in their performance of The Prom (Kevin) and then in The Addams Family (Lucas). Zach has been involved with music in one way or another since elementary school and participated in musicals at Kennard Dale High School including his favorite role of Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Off the stage, Zach teaches Earth Science at Havre de Grace Middle School. He spends his time with friends and family, relaxing with a video game, walking aimlessly around Target, and getting overconfident at trivia night.

Stanley Evans (Gerry Goffin) is eager to step into the role of Gerry Goffin in Tidewater Players’ production of Beautiful! This amazingly talented cast and crew has made it very exciting to take on a role unlike any he’s ever played, though you may have also recently seen him in Tidewater Players’ Cats (Skimbleshanks) as well as Tarzan (Tarzan), Spring Awakening (Georg). Stanley would like to thank his family for consistently supporting his endeavors in the arts, and his lovely girlfriend Katelyn for keeping his spirits high.

Eva Grove (Genie Klein) became involved in theater and dance at age 6, then worked professionally in regional theaters in the south and mid-west in shows such as A Chorus Line, Shenandoah, Evita, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, and West Side Story. She was blessed to travel the U.S. and Canada in three national tours: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Can-Can, and Singin’ In The Rain, before settling down to marry, raise three children and teach dance. You may have seen her perform locally in Night Watch, Bridges of Madison County, Anything Goes, The Graduate, and--here at Tidewater Players--as Emily in Elf and as Mother in A Christmas Story.

Myles Hamilton (Drifter/ Ensemble) is a graduate of Towson University’s BFA in acting program. This is Myle’s first role at the Havre de Grace Opera House, and he is very excited to be here. Myles would like to thank God, his friends, family, and his college professors for all their help and support and is eager to perform.

Natalie Knox (Betty/ Marilyn Wald) last appeared on the Tidewater stage as Cindy Lou in all three incarnations of The Marvelous Wonderettes. Some other favorite credits include Nikki in Sweet Charity, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Holly in The Wedding Singer, Magenta in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Rusty in Footloose.

Bre Lewis (Janelle Woods/ Shirelle) is thrilled to be making her Tidewater Players debut. While doing two shows back-to-back was not originally in her end-of-summer plans, she has enjoyed the challenge of bringing the role of Janelle to life in this classic production. Other roles of note for Bre are Sherri in Rock of Ages, Susan in Tik Tik Boom, and a company member of Rogue Swan Theatre Company. She is grateful to her friends and family for supporting her near and far. Enjoy the show!

Donnie Lewis (Drifter/ Ensemble) is returning to Tidewater after losing a high-stakes game of Jacks with the director. Ever the Diva, Donnie has been a member of the theater community since 2006 with breaks for reality. Known mostly for being a “funny” guy, he’s happy to return to friends and partners to collaborate in an open and forgiving space. Donnie wishes everyone to take time to extend kindness to someone you might meet. Then give yourself a hug because “you’re awesome!”

Gracious Ndungu (Little Eva/ Shirelle) is excited to be returning to the Tidewater stage. Before Beautiful, Gracious played Roxie Hart in Tidewater Players’ Chicago High School Edition and was a member of Tidewater’s SpongeBob the Musical cast. Most recently, Gracious played Rusty from Footloose at the John Carroll School. She is excited about this opportunity and grateful to all those who support her. Break legs!

Julie Parrish (Carole King) is exceedingly grateful, humbled, and beyond thrilled to be returning to Tidewater Players where she was last seen as Mrs. Potts in Beauty & the Beast alongside daughters, Izzie (Ensemble) and Amelia (Chip), and many of the Beautiful cast/production team members! Julie is the Director of Performing Arts at The John Carroll School where she has been teaching for the last ten years. Julie has produced and/or musically directed over 85 shows in the Baltimore area, but her favorite place to be is on the stage. Local favorites include Songs for a New World, Curtains, Me & My Girl (Sally), Urinetown (Little Becky), Urinetown (Hope), Shrek (Fiona), Titanic (Kate McGowan), The Sound of Music (Maria), Nunsense (Amnesia), and Anything Goes (Reno). All my love to Todd, Isabelle, Tommy, Amelia, Faith, Mom, Cara, Parrishes Pardos, and Godens.

Lisa Rigsby-Geiger (Connie Francis/ Ensemble) is very excited to be performing with Tidewater again after last being seen in The Prom and 9 to 5. She was also cast in the regional premiere of A Bronx Tale. Lisa has performed all over the Baltimore area where her favorite roles include Lucinda in Into the Woods, Bebe in A Chorus Line, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, and Caroline Neville in Titanic, just to name a few. Lisa was also very honored to be cast in the National community theater premiere of Tuck Everlasting in 2017. Thank you so much to Dickie, Stephanie, and Becky for this wonderful opportunity and her husband Ryan for all of his love and support.

Tigga Smaller (Shirelle/ Ensemble / Choreographer)  is so excited to wear another new theatre hat as a choreographer and cast member for this show.  You may have recently seen her makeup designs for CATS or on stage in American Idiot, Tarzan, or Little Shop of Horrors, here, with Tidewater Players.

Heather Wadler (Cynthia Weil) is beyond excited to be in her inaugural Tidewater Players production. Favorite past performances include Charity (Sweet Charity), Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street), and Natalie (Next to Normal). By day, Heather is an elementary school music teacher at North Star Elementary in Hockessin, DE. She enjoys producing musicals, teaching voice lessons, dancing, and playing tennis in her "spare time." Special shout-out to my amazing boyfriend, Zack, as well as my family and friends who traveled near and far to see the show. Lastly, I'd like to express my gratitude to the production team of Beautiful for making this such a wonderful return to the stage after a SIX-YEAR performance hiatus.

Josh Willmore (Bobby Vee/ Righteous Brother/ Nick/ Ensemble) is excited to be back with Tidewater Players following a 2018 performance in Chess. His other favorite theatre roles include Crutchie in Newsies, Feuilly in Les Miserables, and Poole in Jekyll & Hyde. When he is not on stage, Josh teaches fifth grade. He is very grateful to his family and friends for all of their support.

Dickie Mahoney (Director/Costumer) is beyond excited to be back at Tidewater directing one of his favorite shows ever! Dickie has directed our mainstage productions of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Winter Wonderettes, The Marvelous Wonderetes: Dream On, 9 to 5, The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie, A Chtristmas Story, and many others. Tidewater audiences will remember Dickie as the Beast in Beauty & the Beast, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, William Barfay in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and Mickey in Blood Brothers When not on stage, Dickie works with The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.  A HUGE THANKS to his wife Stephanie and his family for all of their support. He would also like to thank god for all of his many blessings.

Stephanie Carlock (Music Director) is thrilled to be back at Tidewater after musically directing our productions of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, Elf, A Christmas Story, The Winter Wonderettes, Chess, Beauty and the Beast, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Altar Boyz, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, and Avenue Q. Ms. Carlock has been musical director for productions with Broadway Bound and Phoenix Festival Theater and plays piano frequently in the pit orchestra at middle schools, high schools, and community theaters. She is also a board member for Tidewater Players and the orchestra teacher at Havre de Grace Middle School.

Becky Flickinger (Stage Manager) is proud of this amazing cast for creating something beautiful. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support, especially her husband Steve and daughters Sammi and Delany. LYTTMAB

William A Price III (Light Designer) is the Vice President for AKT3 the Mid-Atlantic representative for ETC and other entertainment manufacturers. He also has directed several shows for area theaters including A Few Good Men and Scrooge He has designed and installed lighting for the Newseum, The Studio Theater, and Theatre J in Washington DC. As a freelance lighting and set designer, Bill has designed for the Olney Theatre, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Phoenix Festival Theatre, the Milburn Stone Theatre, and the Kennedy Center. Bill received the 2013 and 2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards “Best Lighting Design” for Spring Awakenings and American Idiot. He is the Chair and Founder of the Havre de Grace Arts Collective, Chair of the USITT Chesapeake Section, and former Chair of the USITT Eset Council, an education organization of the entertainment industry. He holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design from the University of Maryland and resides in Havre de Grace Maryland.

Dickson Teel (Lighting Programmer/ Sound Designer) is a graduate of Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts, Audioworks Program, acting as an Audio Engineer for the greater Maryland/Pennsylvania area and has been involved in theatre tech since his time in high school. He is ecstatic to be returning to Tidewater’s crew as the Sound Designer and Lighting Programmer. Dickson would like to offer special thanks to Richard Mahoney, the Flickinger family, Larry Hensley, Edward Lake, and Thomas Gardner for being the driving forces in his theatrical life.

Ben Marsh (Scenic Designer) is originally from Jonesville, Michigan. He originally came to Maryland to build homes with Habitat for Humanity through Americorp, and is currently a site supervisor continuing to build houses for Habitat for Humanity. He has been building sets for theater programs since 2010. Ben’s first set for Tidewater Players was Little Shop of Horrors. He has expanded his set-building expertise to other theater companies in the area.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

No arts organization is possible without the generosity of its patrons and its sponsors. We at Tidewater Players wish to express our deepest gratitude to our faithful and generous donors listed below.

Website and Online Marketing Sponsor

Hayley Briner

2022-2023 Season Sponsors

Premium Level  ($1000 and up)

The Family of Harry Malin

Harford County Cultural Arts Board

In Loving Memory of Karen Green

Justina Ireland

Maryland State Arts Council

Greg & Alice Welsh

 Orchestra Level  ($500-999)

In Loving Memory of Darlene Carlock

Dr. Anna Finkler, the Cosmetic Dental Center

William & Gay Lynn Price

Dress Circle Level  ($250-499)

James Carlock

Paula Diggs-Smith

Caroline Gupta

Elizabeth Grady

Rosemary Hertsch

Art & Janet Porkorny

Thomas & Susan Sawyer

Dawn Teel

Mezzanine Level ($100-249)

Sandra Alexis

Kristin & Tosha Barnes

Christi Drakos

Dave Guy

Phil Hansel

In Loving Memory of Our Cousin Monty Rich from The Guns Family

Mariastel King

Caroline Koluch

Jeffrey Livingston

George Ponce de Leon

Marge Ricci

Balcony Level  (up to $99)

Patrick Albright

Sandra Alexis

Ryan Butzer

Marianne Giambrone

Christine Golden

John Lang

Amanda McDowell

Tanya Murray

Linda & Kenny Powell

Jacqueline Seneschal


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Tidewater Players Board of Directors

President- Dickie Mahoney
Vice President- Paul Mauldin
Secretary- Becky Flickinger
Treasurer- Mark Briner
Director of Youth Programs- Becky Flickinger

Stephanie Carlock, Madai Chardon,
Paula Diggs-Smith,
Steve Flickinger, Janet Glassman-Dill,
Larry Hensley, Lilma Huntley,
Bobby Mahoney, Benjamin Marsh,
Heidi Pensell, Chris Rose, Barb Snyder,
Laurie Starkey, Dickson Teel,
Kenny Williamson, Tyler Zeisloft

Founder/Director Emeritus- Harry Malin

Musical Copyrights

Be Bop a Lula by Tex Davis & Gene Vincent.
Sony/ATV Songs LLV (BMI) & Three Wise Boys Music LLC (BMI)

Beautiful by Carole King. Golgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Chains by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music (BMI)

Happy Days Are Here Again by Milton Ager & Jack Yellen, EMI Robbine Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)
Special lyrivs by Douglas McGrath & Cynthia Weil

He’s Sure the Boy I Love by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

I Go Ape by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI) & Universal/BMG (BMI)

It Might as Well Rain Until September by Gerry Goffin & Carole King.
Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

It’s Too Late by Carole King & Toni Stern. Colgems-EMI Music Inc (ASCAP)

Little Darlin’ by Maurice Williams. Cherio Corporation (BMI) 100%

The Locomotion by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

Love Potion #9 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)

Oh Carol by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI) & Universal/BMG (BMI)

 On Broadway by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, & Mike Stoller. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

 One Fine Day by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

 Pleasant Valley Sunday by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI)

Poison Ivy by Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller. Sony/ATV Times LLC (ASCAP)

So Far Away by Carole King. Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)

 Some Kind of Wonderful by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI)

 Splish Splash by Bobby Darrin & Jean Murray. EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI), Trio Musdic Co. Inc. (BMI), & Alley Music Corp. (BMI)

 Stupid Cupid by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI) & EMI Longitude Music (BMI)

 Take Good Care of My Baby by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI)

 There Goes My Baby by Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller, Ben King, George Treadwell, & Lover Patterson. Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)

 Up on the Roof  by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI)

 Walking in the Rain by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, & Phil Spector.
Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. obo Mother Bertha Music (BMI)

 We Gotta Get Out of This Place by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil.  Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

Who Put the Bomp by Barry Mann & Gerry Goffin. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI)

 Yakkety Yak by Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller. Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)

 (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman by Gerry Gofifn, Carole King, & Gerald Wexler. Screen Gems-EMI Music Onc. (BMI)

 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, & Phil Spector.
Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music Inc. obo Mother Bertha Music (BMI)





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