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logoMay 28-Oct 16
Book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman
Music by Albert Hague
Lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


A New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to sell a piece of property. Here they meet the Amish folk, whose convoluted English speech, clothes and habits haven’t changed for centuries. The clash of cultures educates and entertains at the same time in this quaint musical comedy. It was the first Broadway show for both composer Albert Hague and author Joseph Stein who each went on to win Tony awards for Redhead and Fiddler On The Roof, respectively.


Director Notes
Cast Bios
Production Staff Bios
Theme Dinners
Plain and Fancy Press Release

Plain and Fancy
Archive Photographs



A Note from the Director…

Amish AcresAll parents try to guide their children into the right path for their lives. Welcome to the journey of two young girls who each have to make a choice between love and what they have been taught. Even in a world of technological advances, the feelings and issues the characters in this show struggle with are universal to us all. The beautiful story allows us to enter a simpler world and time. However, the complexities of falling in love are never simple. Many thanks to our producer Richard Pletcher for allowing me to return to direct this lovely Joseph Stein tale after directing Barefoot in the Park here last season. 

David Craven


Plain and Fancy Cast


Dan King


Luke Bridges

Ruth Winters


Jennifer Reber

Katie Yoder


Alexa Jordan

Papa Yoder


David Jacobs

Isaac Miller


Matt Casey

Emma Miller


Cheyenne Nelson

Hilda Miller


Kayla Bennett

Ezra Reber


Nathan Mittleman

Peter Reber


Brian M. Duncan


Plain and Fancy Staff


Executive Producer


Richard Pletcher

Managing Artistic Director


Laurie Schotz



David Craven

Music Director


Travis Smith

Production Stage Manager


Philip B. Richard II

Technical Director


Alvin Yoder

ASM / Sound


Corey McIntyre

ASM / Deck Captain


Emily Ledger

Set Designer


Richard Pletcher

Costume Designer


Laurie Schotz

Lighting Designer


Philip B. Richard II

Properties Master


Jeremy Springer

Box Office Manager


Jennifer Scheffer

Scenes and Musical Numbers

Act I


Scene 1 A Shell Station Outside of Lancaster


You Can't Miss It

Dan, Ruth, Company

Scene 2 The Road to Bird-in-Hand


It Wonders Me

Katie, Company

Scene 3 A Rest Stop Outside of Bird-in-Hand


Scene 4 The Yoder Yard


Plenty of Pennsylvania

Emma, Company

Young and Foolish  


Scene 5 The Yoder Parlor


Why Not Katie?

Ezra, Isaac

Scene 6 The Yoder Yard


Young and Foolish (Reprise)

Katie, Peter

Scene 7 The Little Room Under the Stairs


It's A Helluva Way to Run a Love Affair


This is All Very New to Me

Hilda, Emma, Katie

Scene 8 The Yoder Yard


Plain We Live

Papa, Company

Scene 9 The Yoder Yard


The Shunning (Plain We Live: Reprise)

Papa, Katie, Company

Act II


Scene 1 The River Farm


How Do You Raise a Barn?


Follow Your Heart

Peter, Katie, Hilda

Scene 2 The Yoder Kitchen


City Mouse, Country Mouse

Emma, Hilda, Katie

Scene 3 The Yoder Parlor


Scene 4 The Little Room Under the Stairs


I'll Show Him


Scene 5 The Reber Yard


Young and Foolish (Reprise)


Scene 6 The Yoder Yard


Plenty of Pennsylvania (Reprise)



Cast Biographies

kayla bennettKayla Bennett (Hilda) is thrilled to be making her debut at The Round Barn Theater.  She is originally from Linden, IN and received a degree in theater from Millikin University this past May. Some of her past roles include, Zaneeta in The Music Man.  Hortense in The Baker’s Wife, The Rose in The Little Prince, and Kim in Bye Bye Birdie.





luke bridgesLuke Bridges (Dan King) is pleased to be returning to The Round Barn Theater after appearing in last season’s Pirates of Penzance and CATS. A native Arkansan, Luke is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. Past professional credits include Les Miserables, Motel in Fiddler On The Roof, Professor in South Pacific, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Love and thanks to my family.





matt caseyMatt Casey (Isaac) is thrilled to be returning to The Round Barn Theater this season.  Matt is from Cascade IA, and has recently earned a BFA in Musical Theater from Rockford College in Rockford, IL. Last summer Matt could have been seen in Round Barn Theatre productions of Once Upon A Mattress and Oklahoma! Some of his other favorite credits include Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Leo Frank in Parade, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Munkustrap in CATS. Matt would like to thank his family and friends for their continual support.
Thank you for coming! Enjoy the show!


brian duncanBrian M. Duncan (Peter) is happy to be spending his summer at Amish Acres. He will be a senior Musical Theater Major at Rockford College in the fall. Favorite roles include Hero in Forum, Tommy in Annie Get Your Gun, Dallas in Sweet Smell of Success, Baby John in West Side Story, Benjamin in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and Roustabout in the original cast of Geppetto & Son.
Enjoy the show!


david jacobsDavid Jacobs (Papa) is a recent graduate of Rockford College where he earned his BFA in Musical Theatre performance. Some of his favorite roles have included Francesco in the Glorious Ones, Rum Tum Tugger in CATS, Jack Slaton in Parade, and Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me get here today!






alexa jordanAlexa Jordan (Katie) is a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University with a degree in Musical Theater, and hails originally from Newton, NC. Favorite roles include Petra in A Little Night Music and Catherine in The Foreigner. She is so thankful for her amazing family and friends.







nathan mittlemanNathan Mittleman (Ezra) a native of South Bend, IN, Nathan is thrilled to be back at The Round Barn Theater where he appeared in Once Upon a Mattress last season. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater at Indiana University Bloomington where his credits include West Side Story and Cabaret.
Lots of love to my family and friends for their AMAZING support.






cheyenne nelsonCheyenne Nelson (Emma) is thrilled to be back in Indiana this summer. You may have seen her last year in Nunsense II, The Second Coming. She has performed all over the country and throughout Europe. Her favorite roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Robert Anne in Nunsense, Jeannie in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Madame de la Grande Bouche in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and Lucy in Snoopy!. Cheyenne was born and raised in Jonesboro Arkansas, and now resides in Cleveland, Ohio. She would like to thank her parents Mike and Barbara, her brother Dylan, and Dave for always encouraging her to pursue her dreams.
As always, this is for Tracy.


jennifer reberJenny Reber (Ruth) a Mishawaka, IN native, Jenny just finished her sophomore year at Bethel College, where she is studying theater. This is Jenny’s first role at The Round Barn Theater, but she is no stranger to the stage. Her recent roles include Jan in Grease at the South Bend Civic Theater, Miss Hannigan in Annie and Mrs.Venable in Suddenly Last Summer
Thanks to my family for their love and encouragement.