Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater • Albany, OR

Now in our 73rd season

Bell, Book and Candle

By: John Van Druten

Directed by: Colleen Franzoia

Performances: July 20, 21, 27, 28, 29(m) Aug 2 ,3, 4

Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, the lady breaks off with her companions in witchery, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before the happy conclusion of the romance, Gillian comes very near to losing him—but doesn’t.


Colleen Franzoia joined ACT in 1987 as backstage crew. Since then she been involved in too many shows to count and has done almost everything both onstage and behind the scenes. Colleen made her directorial debut last with 100 Lunches, A Gourmet Comedy. She lives in North Albany with her husband Jeff and their mini-doxy, Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Cast of Characters

Gillian Holroyd: Christy Anderson
Shep Henderson: Eric Jones
Aunt Queenie Holroyd: Kay Roth
Nick Holroyd: Josh Anderson
Sidney Redlitch: Chuck Skinner