New, revised edition for 2016, Janet Munsil’s witty, romantic, and ingenious adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved tale of the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys is remarkable for capturing the tone and compressing the complexity of the story into a fast-paced, funny, and fiercely romantic two hours on stage. This adaptation is also extremely popular because of its clarity and its comedy.

About the script: “Delightful…breathes life into the novel, transforming Austen’s wry, verbal humour into lightness and gaiety, while not overlooking the novel’s darker themes.” – Vancouver Courier

Cast

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Cast

Lizzie Bennet

Chloe has been a part of 11 previous BHS plays and musicals, and she can’t wait to show the amazing work of this cast and crew for her final time. She is grateful for the support of her family and friends, and hopes you leave this show more appreciative of your loved ones, and with an open mind to others.
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Cast

Jane Bennet

This is one of Madeline’s final BHS productions and she couldn’t be happier to share it with her closest friends. She hopes you enjoy the show!

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Cast

Lydia Bennet

Ravyn is so excited to be performing as Lydia in her final production at BHS. This is her ninth show at the high school and she is so thankful to have been a part of such a wonderful program. Her favorite thing in the world is performing with her favorite people. She hopes you enjoy the show!

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Cast

Mrs. Bennet

Gemma is a senior previously in shows such as 42nd Street (Dorothy), I Remember Mama (Christine), Theory of Relativity (Julie), and Animal Farm (Napoleon), as well as the play Columbinus (Rebel) at the Albright Theatre. She also studied at Actors’ Training Center in Wilmette and Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston.

Crew

Crew

Kitty Bennet

Mimi is a sophomore at BHS and is very excited for this year’s winter production. She’s been in 42nd Street and Mean Girls as a crew member and Pride and Prejudice as an actor. She is very proud of all the work that goes into this show, on and off stage! In her second year with the BHS Drama Program she hopes that she will keep making great memories with her fellow students. She would also like to thank all the adults that are part of the production taking time out their day to help the students make a great show. She hopes you enjoy Kodachrome as much as she does

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Cast

Mary Bennet

Charlotte is a sophomore at Batavia High School and this is her 5th show here! She wants to thank everyone who’s made this show possible. She has absolutely loved being and part of Kodachrome and hopes you love it just as much!!

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Cast

Mr. Bennet

Drew is pumped up for the first role of his, as a Senior at BHS, that does not require screaming. Since doing Comic Book Artist when he was eight years old, Drew has performed a number of classic roles, including Uncle Max in The Sound of Music and Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia. He sees himself as a lot like the gravedigger; a very sad, lonely, middle-aged man with a shovel, who draws, writes, collects media, and satirizes the color blue. He’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of his work, the extremely dedicated cast and crew, and you. Because you obviously helped, too.

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Cast

Mr. Gardiner

In his final high school production, Joey hopes to go out with a bang. While he only joined the Batavia High School drama program in his senior year, he enjoyed every moment of it and wouldn’t trade it for anything. He plans to focus on presenting a memorable performance as well as not taking any moment for granted. He dearly thanks everybody in the program that made his journey possible.

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Cast

Mrs. Gardiner

Kate Streepey is a junior at BHS, and Kodachrome is her 6th show of her high school career. After assistant directing Mean Girls, she is very excited to perform again. She would like to thank everyone who contributed, and made this performance amazing.  Enjoy!

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Cast

Charlotte Lucas

Ashlyn is a senior at Batavia High School, she can’t wait to be in her last show at Batavia Pride and Prejudice! She has has a wonderful year of shows including playing Maggie Jones in 42nd Street, and Edwina Dunbar in Murder on the Rerun. She will be going to Lawrence University next fall for theatre arts! She would like to thank her family and the Hunecke’s for always supporting her!

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Cast

Mr. Wickham

Abe is so thrilled for the last play of his high school career, and he is excited to share this fun show with you! He is grateful for this drama program and how much it has shaped him and his life. Previous productions include 42nd Street, Animal Farm, and the Theory of Relativity, as well as several shows with the improv troupe, But Seriously Folks… He hopes you enjoy all the hard work the cast, parents, crew, and directors have put in this performance. Enjoy the show!

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Cast

Caroline Bingley

This is Clara’s twelfth and final show at BHS, but her very first main stage play! She has loved working with the cast and crew of Pride and Prejudice to bring this classic story to life. She hopes that this show inspires you to look beyond your prejudices and open your heart. Enjoy the performance!

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Cast

Charles Bingley

Matthew has done a lot of theater before and is also in this theatrical performance now. He is a big fan of theater and is happy you are here to enjoy theater. Theater.

Pit

Pit

Mr. Collins

Kale is a senior at Batavia, a percussionist, saxophonist, and a member of several bands at the highschool. They are also active in several ensembles outside of the highschool. Kale is very grateful to all staff, parents, and volunteers that make this show possible and cannot wait to present this incredible show to you!

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Cast

Giorgiana Darcy

Sophia is a junior at BHS and so excited to be in her 8th production here. She has loved getting to prepare for and act in this show and wants to thank all of the people involved in fundraising and tech for helping it happen. Sophia hopes you enjoy the show!

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Mr. Darcy

Ryan Anderson (he/him)

Ryan is a senior at BHS. He would like to thank all you who took time out of your day to watch this amazing show. Without Cast, Crew, and Production teams this show wouldn’t be possible. He would like to thank all who worked to make this show a success! He hopes you enjoy and fall in love with Kodachrome!

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Cast

Mrs. Reynolds

Charlie Liska is a junior, and they are so excited to participate in their fourth show here at BHS! They were in Pride and Prejudice as Mrs. Reynolds, Spongebob as ensemble, and Nevermore as ensemble. Past shows are incredible because of the support that we get from our community, and Charlie is looking forward to the great shows yet to come. Break a leg, everyone!

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Cast

Lady Catherine de Bourgh

Julia is currently a junior at BHS, this is her fifth production and second blackbox show! She is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help bring this story to life. She would like to extend her gratitude to her family, friends, fellow cast members, and directors.

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Cast

Lady Ann de Bourgh

Anna is a senior at BHS and a lover of theatre and the performing arts. She plans to go to Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts to study costume design and become a costume designer. As Anne de Bourgh and other ensemble parts, she plans to introduce a more sensitive and human view of the minor characters. She is excited to take on the challenge of faithfully portraying such a complex character who has no lines, and is eager to lean into the neurodivergent coding of Anne’s character that relates to her own experiences interacting with the world. Anna loves acting, though she has not had many opportunities to demonstrate her passion for performance, and so plans to enjoy every second of involvement in this production.

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Cast

Ensemble

Beth is thrilled to be a part of her fourth show at BHS! Beth is a senior and has been dancing for ten years. She is so happy to be a part of Kodachrome and has made so many great memories along the way. She would like to thank her family and friends who have encouraged her along the way. She hopes you enjoy Kodachrome!

Pit

Pit

Ensemble

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Cast

Ensemble

This show will be Mitchell Moss’ seventh show done for the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, along with having his biggest role yet. Before Kodachrome Mitchell has really only had a couple named characters, and none of them being big story critical characters with emotion and passion. Mitchell really feels connected to his character of the history professor, due to him falling into common circumstances through his highschool career that him and his character share. Mitchell has been performing since middle school with some roles in shows like Beauty and the Beast. Mitchell is astronomically excited to have the opportunity to share his passion by providing entertainment for members of his community, along with having the opportunity to see the profound effect that a fantastic theater program can have and offer.

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Ensemble

Riddhi is an exchange student from India. This is her first show at the high school and she is very happy to be in it. She is very grateful to the community for being so welcoming. She wants to thank her host family, teachers and peers for their constant support. She hopes you enjoy the show and open your hearts to find the message of true love in the play!

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Ensemble

Lane Is a Sophomore and Is glad to be a Part of Kodachrome. His past shows include Mean Girls, And Pride and Prejudice. This is his Third show with the BHS Drama Program, and is happy to make an Impact on Drama Program and BHS. he’d like to dedicate his performance to his supporters and hope you enjoy the show!
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Ensemble

Quentin Ruffo is a sophomore in the BHS drama program, he has performed in Pride and Prejudice in the spring last year, and was in both of the recent musicals in the pit, he’s very excited to perform for you in Kodachrome.

Cast

Cast

Ensemble

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Ensemble

Hailey Adams is a senior who is very excited to participate in her fourth show. She is thrilled to be the assistant director for Kodachrome. Throughout the process of the show, she has learned so much and can not wait to see the final product. In all of her gratitude towards this experience, she wants to thank her family, Mr. Casburn, and all of the cast. She would not have been able to have a wonderful experience without them all. She hopes you enjoy the show just as much as she does!

Cast

Cast

Ensemble

As a senior, this is Katie’s first and unfortunately last performance at BHS. She is so happy to be a member of this show and cast. She loves Pride and Prejudice and feels so lucky to be a part of one of her favorite stories! Thank you to Mr. Casburn, the assistant directors, the cast, and the crew for making this show as amazing as it is.

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Cast

Ensemble

Sarah Katz is a junior at BHS. Kodachrome is her 7th show she has been involved with in High School. Sarah is so grateful to everyone who has helped her get to this point, including her family, friends, teachers, and directors. She would especially like to thank her mom who has always been there for her and helped her get this far. Sarah is excited for all of you to see Kodachrome, and she hopes you enjoy it as much as she does!

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Ensemble

Mackenzie is a junior at BHS and has been in many shows with the drama program. She is very excited to be in this production and would like to thank everyone who helped in the process. She would also like to thank everyone in the audience for coming to see the show.

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Cast

Ensemble

Jayden is a Junior excited to be a part of his seventh show at BHS. Even though he is only in the acting ensemble, he says “it’s the most important part. A show is only as good as its ensemble.” He loves Kodachrome and its message. Theatre has changed his life, and he hopes this show will change yours!

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Lexie is so excited for the show! She is a Junior at BHS and this is her 6th BHS production, and 3rd as a member of the stage management team. In addition to being stage manager, she is a member of swingsingers showchoir. She has loved watching the show come together and knows everyone is going to do great! Break a leg!

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Naomi Gustin is a sophomore at BHS. Previously she’s been involved with productions at RMS, The Albright Theatre, and Vero Voce. The cast, directors, and crew have put so much effort into this show. Enjoy!

 

Crew

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Prop Master

Props Master

Props Master

Senithi is a sophomore and is so excited to be a part of Mean girls as a crew member! She has been a crew member for Pride & Prejudice and 42nd Street; the musical, as well as High School Musical Jr. in previous years. She enjoys all parts of crew, from doing lighting to helping with props. Senithi would like to thank the directors, STAGE board, her parents, and everyone who has made this opportunity possible for her.

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Crew

Crew

Crew

Claire is a sophomore and a crew member in this year’s musical. This is her second show as a stage crew member and she is very excited to be a part of it! She had been interested to learn the behind the scenes work that goes into shows backstage and loved her time in stage crew for last year’s play Pride and Prejudice! She plans to continue to be a part of the stage crew in future productions whenever she can. She wishes everyone the best of luck and hopes you enjoy the show!

Crew

Crew

 

Crew

Crew

Crew

Crew

Gianna Konrad is a junior at Batavia High School. This is her second musical being a part of  stage crew. She is very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of Mean Girls. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Crew

Crew

Ronni is a Senior here at BHS and is so excited to be apart Pride and Prejudice. This is Ronni’s second year doing crew but has been in many other performances on the stage as well. Enjoy the show!

Artistic Team

Joshua Casburn

Joshua Casburn

Director

Joshua Casburn is honored to be the director of such an amazing cast. Joshua attended Wheaton College and earned a BA in Communications: Theater, and a BA in English. At Wheaton, he was proud to be part of the“Workout” theatre troupe, as it had a profound influence on him artistically. After college, he and other “Workout” alums developed their own theater, Spendrift Theater Company, based out of Glen Ellyn, IL. Mr. Casburn has directed many plays at BHS. Some of his recent directing credits at BHS include productions of Animal FarmThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Casburn also has experience producing films. He won “Best Picture” and “Best Screenplay” at the Wheaton College Class Film Festival. He spent some time in Hollywood at the Act One Screenwriting program and has also studied screenwriting in Chicago. He also has a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, and teaches Creative Writing, Theater Arts, and Film as Literature at BHS. His teaching and artistic endeavors are extensions of his most important, most fulfilling job: being a husband to his AMAZING wife Heidi, and a father to four wonderful kids: Hailey, Logan, Elise, and Brendan. “I’m so proud and blessed to have worked with all of these talented young students.

Joseph Andersen

Joseph Andersen

Technical Director

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

T.J. is a senior at BHS this year, and this is his 9th show here at the high school. He will miss this program so so much, and cannot thank the directors, parents, castmates, and audiences enough. Assistant directing has been super fun, and he feels very lucky to have been given this chance! Casburn has taught him so much throughout this process, and they’re now best friends!! —

Mike Baglieri

Lighting Designer

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Audio Engineer

This is Heather’s 15th production at Batavia High School. Heather is a graduate of West Aurora High School and Illinois State University. By day, she can be found working at Marklund Day School where she helps make everyday life possible for students with mild to complex disabilities, including autism. By night, she can be found at one of the local theatres. She shares her theatre talents with numerous productions in the area throughout the year. If you can’t find her in either of those places, then she’s probably at home with her cat, Smudge.

Tracy Adams

Choreographer

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