Behind the Stage Door of the Hampton Playhouse - 20th Season 1968
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This was Vickie Zussin's first season at the playhouse. Vicki was a wonderful zany character lady, and was featured in many shows in the following years ...
Frank Savino, a popular leading man/character actor, made his first appearance at Hampton this season also. His wife, Aida Berlyn, became one of Hampton's favorites.
BACHELOR'S HONEYMOON was the Hampton title for the Broadway show LULLABY that had brought comedy favorite Mary Boland back to the Great White Way. Company members for this season included among others, Sarah Christie, Olga Morosoff, Johnnie Gould and Gari Vari.
Marie Wallace remembers ...
"Of course, I'll never forget playing with John in THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN. And he'll probably never forget the moment when, in character, I sat on stage at the sewing machine and he delivered his line. I went completely 'up', couldn't think of a thing to say and finally blurted out, 'No comment!'. Poor actor -- he looked at me, repeated his line and I, very boldly, looked him straight in the eye and blurted out, 'As I said, NO COMMENT!!!' The play came to a standstill and by then I was breaking up, was lost forever, so I just ran offstage, asked the stage manager what my next line was, came back, sat down, and said it. We went on from there and had a good show and I hope he's forgiven me by now."