California Suite

The Crew


Twenty five years acting experience with some of our most prestigious celebrities in theatre, commercials and film, including the animated TV series "Super Friends" as the voice of Wonder Woman. Teacher of voice-over and on-camera commercials. Co-creator of a podium theatre in Los Angeles and a former theatrical and literary agent.  She is also one of the founding members of the Colorado Stage Company.
Producer and Sound/Lighting Design

A 35-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, recipient of CEDIA's Lifetime Achievement Award and named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the Home Networking / Home Control Industry. Bill has produced "Wacky World of Christopher Durang" , "Love Letters" and "Jake's Women", "The Altos" and "Plaza Suite".  He also creates all stage,  lighting and sound effects for Colorado Stage Company's productions. He is one of the founding members of the Colorado Stage Company.
Stage Manager & Costumes

This is Bonnie’s sixth production with CSC.  She has done costumes for Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will, Plaza Suite, Producers Fatal Hit, The Odd Couple and last season’s Sylvia.  Bonnie just did costumes for Littleton Annex for their current show, Fools.  She recently appeared in “Joey and Maria’s” Italian Comedy Wedding at Dave and Busters.


         Beth Crock

Beth graduated from Thornton High School after participating in 4 years of drama and will receive her International Baccalaureate  diploma in January.  She will be attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for a degree in Technical Theatre and Stage Management.  Currently she is a technician for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre.  Beth would like to thank her parents for putting up with everything, as well as Uncle Bill, Sir, and Peg for getting her started.


    Stuart M. Barr

With a B.A. in theatre and a M.F.A. in Sceneography, Stuart put his education to excellent use here in Colorado. Currently, he is the Technical Director for the Town Hall Arts Center, He has also designed sets,  lighting,  and  props for the Arvada Center,  the  Main Street Players, The Country Dinner Playhouse, and many other well known theatres in the Denver area since 1999.  We are very happy he decided to find the time to build this unique set for this production and hope that he will return to CSC in the future.

The Cast

in order of appearance

Part Played By
Sidney and Mort     Justin Johnson

Justin has returned for his fourth appearance with CSC, his first being Plaza Suite and second The Odd Couple (female version). Justin has played the part of “Lenny” before and loved it so much, he just had reprise the role with his favorite Colorado theater company! His most memorable theatrical experiences include playing Jerry in The Zoo Story, Zach in A Chorus Line, Touchstone in As You Like It, Arthur Dimmesdale in the Scarlet Letter and Stanley in Broadway Bound. He also loves directing and has directed productions of Angels in America, Wait Until Dark and K2, which won an award from Westword's “Best Of” series. He would like to thank the love of his life, partner and best friend, Jeremy, for his support, patience and unconditional love.


Dianna     Mindy Kessler

Mindi grew up in Yukon, OK. She studied dance under Ko Yukihiro and Margarita Banos-Milton at the University of Oklahoma. In NYC she was a member of Mark Dendy Dance, Michael Yasenak’s Human Dance Company, and Pam Tanowitz’s Open 24 Hours Dance Company. For the past five years she has been a dancing member of Fischerspooner, a NYC based art performance group/band that is currently signed with Capitol Records. Most recently she was seen in the role of Charley in West End Entertainment’s production of ICHABOD! which premiered at the Denver International Film Festival. And many thanks to Connie for bringing me on board for RUMORS---what a gift to be invited into the world of Neil Simon! Thank you.


Marvin and Len    Ric Williams

Rick is pleased to perform once again with the CSC, having been seen here previously in both Rumors (as Ernie Cusack) and as Greg in Sylvia.  Over the past several summers he has been seen at Denver’s Theatre in the Park as the final stop in state-wide tours by The Caravan Players (for whom he also serves as producer), playing such roles as Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Ko-Ko in The Mikado.  Trained in such far flung locals as the University of Hawaii and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Rick has performed in venues across the Front Range and beyond.  Recent appearances include Melvin P. Thorpe in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with the Littleton Main Street Players, Mr. McAfee in Coal Creek Theatre’s Bye Bye Birdie, Percival in Misalliance at the Germinal Stage and as Uncle Louie in Longmont Theatre Company’s Lost in Yonkers.


Millie   Christie Cass

This is Christie’s fourth appearance at the Colorado Stage Company … last seen as Marlene in Daddy’s Dyin', Who’s Got The Will? Past performances include, Norma in Plaza Suite and Olive in the Odd Couple. Christie has a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Musical Theatre form Loretto Heights College. Other notable performances she’s been in are Grease, Talking With, La Ronde and many more. She also played Beth in Ichabod the movie musical filmed by West End Productions.  Christie would like to thank the City of Lone Tree for their support of the arts community.

Beth    Anita Harkes

Anita is honored to be this show's token newcomer to CSC.  A Denver native, she has performed with many theatre companies over the past twelve years.  Her favorite roles so far have included Female Greek Chorus in How I learned to Drive with the E Project, Pia and Lilith in History of the Devil with the LIDA Project, Julia in Two Gentlemen of Verona with Industrial Arts Theatre, and Down in The Universal Language at the University of Denver.  Offstage, Anita works as a proofreader and copy editor, and lives all over the Denver/Boulder area as an itinerant pet sitter.  She would like to thank Daryl for his patience, and her Boulder-area friends for coming all this way just to watch her lie around.




Suzanne Frisch

Suzanne was last seen at Colorado Stage Company as Evilita in Daddy’s Dyin, Who’s Got The Will”.  Before that, she was  Eve in The Diaries of Adam and Eve for Colorado Stage.  She earned a master's degree from the University of South Carolina and has performed in the Denver metro area at the Germinal Stage,    The Denver Civic and the Bovine Metropolis.  She would like to thank Connie and Bill for the opportunity to return to CSC and her husband and daughter for their support.