I was part of the original Stage Management team for the "infamous" pre-Broadway tryout of Lone Star Love.

 

The show opened at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in September of 2007.  We were scheduled to begin previews at the Belasco theatre on November 1.

 

CAST: Randy Quaid, Robert Cuccioli, Dee Hoty, Lauren Kennedy, Clarke Thorell, Ramona Keller, Drew McVety, Dan Sharkey, Kara Lindsay, Nick Sullivan,  Brandon Williams, Stacey Harris, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Ryan Murray, Monica Patton, Miguel A. Romero, Chad Seib, Jeremy Benton, Anne Horak, Kristie Dale Sanders and Tony Lawson.

 

Red Clay Ramblers Chris Frank and Jack Herrick lead an onstage band, which also includes Sam Bardfeld, Gary Bristol, Shannon Ford and Emily Mikesell.

 

Randy Skinner directed and choreographed the musical conceived by John L. Haber with a book by Haber and Robert Horn and a score by Red Clay Rambler Jack Herrick. John Rando served as creative supervisor for the production.

 

 

ROLT SMITH

Production Stage Manager

GARY MICKELSON

Stage Manager

JACK McLEOD

Assistant Stage Manager

Randy Quaid, the show's star, has been banned from the Actors' Equity union for life because of abusive, lewd and just plain crazy behavior during the show's Seattle run. Quaid has also been fined $81,572, which equals two weeks pay for the cast of the $6.5 million show; producers claim they had to prematurely close because of Quaid's hi jinks.