1987 - 1988

Director: Joseph Murray

Assistant Coaches: Robert Nelligan

Officer Body

  • President: Anna Dato (Spring) Tom Fennelly (Fall)

  • Vice President: Tom Fennelly

  • Secretary: Eileen Huecker

  • Treasurer: Jeff Katz

  • Historian: Beth Cairns

Award Recipients

  • Best Act:  Men's Quads Balancing - Tom Fennelly, Les Kirkegaard, Steve Miller, and Dave Rudel

  • Best Female Trouper: Theresa Messina

  • Best Male Trouper: Jeff Katz

1987-88 Enchanted Tales

"Life is too valuable to waste time on drugs or alcohol.  You only get one chance so make the most of it."  

- Susan Wolfe (1988 Home Show program)

Dr. Murray continued to coach and direct the Troupe assisted by Robert Nelligan.

A major change that occurred in the Troupe around this time was the scheduling of day assemblies instead of the traditional evening performances.  The main reason for this change was to get the message about drug-free living to the maximum number of students.  The Troupe also began to regularly schedule double assembly shows to reach even more students.

Road show season took the Troupe to local schools as well as on a trip to Rutgers University in New Jersey.  

A new comedy act that years was Sacks, which featured Beth Cairns and Theresa Messina in fabric sacks.

The theme for Home Show was "An Evening of Enchanted Tales".  With a child’s bedroom as the backdrop and an eight foot tall book on a bookstand as a prop, the troupers represented numerous childhood stories with their acts, from Ladder, of course, as Jack and the Beanstalk, to Men’s Quads Balancing as the Four Musketeers.

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