Genny has been involved with Fendig Summer Theatre since the beginning. She attended the first production, The Pied Piper, as a kindergartner. In 2017, she served as Music Director, playing the piano and leading the pit orchestra for Hello, Dolly! According to God’s perfect timing, this was the 30th anniversary of our first production of Hello, Dolly! In 1987, she also led the pit band while accompanying the show.
The Hobbit (1977) was the first play Genny acted in. Appearing as a spider on stage in the RCHS Large Lecture Hall, searching for an invisible Bilbo Baggins who was actually right there in plain sight, was a big thrill.
Genny first played piano in the RCHS Auditorium two years later, in The Music Man. Portraying Amaryllis, the little girl who always seems to play a wrong note or two, she performed “Goodnight, My Someone,” wishing on a star for her true love.
Talking on the telephone with her friends in “Telephone Hour” was the highlight of Bye, Bye Birdie (1980). Singing nuns dominated The Sound of Music (1091), and Genny was one of them.
Since then, Genny has earned a college degree in music and performed in eight states of the US. She very much looks forward to working on the 43rd Fendig production, Newsies, and hopes to be part of another magical show!
Fendig Summer Theater is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) for the advancement of theatre development in children.