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  Gypsy Coat - A Time Honored Tradition 

Pittsburg Community Theatre is a company with many traditions but none more cherished than that of the "Gypsy" coat. Started during the production of "Oliver!" in 1977, the coat, Fagan's jacket, was given to an outstanding cast member that the director saw as the person who put the most effort and time into the production. To honor those who have received the Gypsy Coat, Scroll down to view the list of recipients.

The recipients responsibility is to place a symbol on the coat to represent the show and what it meant to them. Since then the coat has not only been given just to the cast, but has also been given to other members of the production from the house staff to the crew.

There have been four coats made over the years. Three were unfortunately lost in a fire. Starting with the 2014-2015 season a new coat has been started making it our fifth Gypsy Coat.




  Gypsy Coat Recipients

PCT is thrilled to honor the 2017-2018 Gypsy Coat recipients:

The Wizard of Oz

Shrek Jr. The Musical The Taming of the Shrew Next to Normal
Maya Duran, Justice Krugman, and Kim Stokem Anna Holler, John and Michelle Arnold Roberta Tibbetts G.A. Klein


2016-2017 Gypsy Coat recipients:

Fiddler on the Roof

Mister Roberts Blithe Spirit Hairspray

Alicia Nicole
Andreatta-Jacques and

Bobbie Barlow

Michael Wilson

Dianna Schepers

Lena Timrott


2015-2016 Gypsy Coat recipients:

Moon Over Buffalo

13 the Musical Once Upon A Mattress 6 RMS RIV VU The Normal Heart

Jason Thompson

Bryan Fernandez

Levi Coren

Alice Lustre

Bill Schneider

Lisa Luttinger

Sarah Katsuleres


2014-2015 Gypsy Coat recipients:

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Disney's Mulan Jr. Into the Woods Barefoot In The Park Greater Tuna

Lora Oliver

Avery Brooks

Carlos Amaral

Tina Smith

Jessica Knecht Roberta Tibbetts


  Gypsy Coat Honorees 

1977 "Oliver!" Evelyn Arms
1977 "Play it Again, Sam" Gregg Brown
1977 "Dames at Sea" David Ward
1977 "Kennedy's Children" Ron Mitchell
1978 "The King and I" Kathy Bazinet
1978 "The Drunkard" Tom Sollers
1978 "Once Upon a Mattress" Pamela Arms
1978 "Dirty Work in High Places" Bill Plummer
1979 "The Night of January 16th" Debbie Ontiveros
1979 "The Patchwork Girl of OZ" Betty Smith-Gregg
1979 "Arsenic and Old Lace" Scott Campbell
1980 "Bye Bye Birdie" Marlene Ward
1980 "An Evening of Carol Burnett" Rebecca Stephenson
1980 "Tom Sawyer" Robert Becker
1980 "Dracula" Patty Bozarth
1980 "Cinderella's True Story" Betty Brown
1981 "See How They Run" Lou Ascatigno
1981 "The Pajama Game" Mel and Charlotte Nash
1981 "Ten Nights in a Barroom" Kathleen Brown-Kenney
1981 "Ten Little Indians" Robin Sortman
1981 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Suzanne Becker
1982 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" Frank McConnville
1982 "Pools Paradise" John Enea
1982 "10 Year Review - Bits of Old & New" Guillermo Muniz
1982 "The Torch Bearers" Louisa Hart
1982 "Pinocchio" Heather Carndiff
1983 "Annie Get Your Gun" David Arms
1983 "No, No a Million Times No" David Ward
1983 "Fiddler on the Roof" Larry Greccov
1983 "Babes in Toyland" Cari Biles
1984 "Death Trap" Gregg Brown
1984 "Something's Afoot" Betty Brown
1984 "Wait Until Dark" Jennifer Lawrence
1985 "Guys & Dolls" David Custodio
1985 "Absurd Person Singular" Sandy Silva
1985 "It's a Grand Night for Singing" Evelyn Arms
1986 "Bell, Book, and Candle" Sandy VanSickle
1986 "The Littlest Angel" Dana Hoggatt
1987 "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" Tony Oliver
1987 "Damn Yankees" Lou Ascatigno
1987 "Brighton Beach Memoirs" Wayne English
1987 "Velveteen Rabbit" Irene Tutor
1988 "Sound of Music"

Betty Baker Binder and

Kris Neely

1988 "Our Town" Mel Nash
1988 "Winnie-the-Pooh" Trine Gallegos
1989 "Hello Dolly" Dale Funkhouser
1989 "Natalie Needs a Nightie" Ward Wogsland
1989 "Inherit the Wind" Honey and Jack O'Leary
1989 "Charlotte's Web" Nicholas Schweickert
1990 "Cabaret" Evelyn Arms
1990 "A Flea in Her Ear" Mel Nash
1990 "Oaklahoma!" Brian Villanueva
1990 "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Jeremy Ward
1991 "Steele Magnolias" Peggy English
1991 "Dames at Sea" Eva Eliseian
1991 "The Music Man" Jennifer Long
1991 "The Wizard Of Oz" Warren Easterly
1992 "Footlight Frenzy" Marilyn Simmonds-Cole
1992 "The Mousetrap" Pamela Arms
1992 "To Kill a Mockingbird" Karen Bullard
1992 "Cinderella" Nancy Gaines
1993 "Applause" Wayne Steffen
1993 "Bullshot Crummond" Lou Ascatigno
1993 "Grease" David Arms
1993 "Alice in Wonderland" Dianne Beaulieu-Arms
1994 "Bear Witness" Dan Eubanks
1994 "Play it Again, Sam" Betty Brown
1994 "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" Elizabeth Growney
1994 "Annie" Sherri Mouser
1995 "Rumors" Dean Creighton
1995 "Ten Nights in a Barroom" John Richards
1995 "Narnia" Keith Thomson
1996 "The Subject was Roses" Brian Villanueva
1996 "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Jennifer Long
1996 "Noises Off" Ted Powell
1996 "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Dianne Beaulieu-Arms
1997 "True West" Gregg Brown
1997 "The Boy Friend" Evelyn Arms
1997 "Shadowlands" Jeremy Ward
1997 "The Wind in the Willows" Tom Angel
1998 "The Odd Couple" Patrick Kenney
1998 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" Kevin Burns
1998 "Don't Dress for Dinner" Forrest Brown
1998 "Oliver!" Gregg Brown
1999 "Witness for the Prosecution" David Ward
1999 "Gaslight Girl" Millie Patterson
1999 "The Doll's House" Jennifer Ann Blair
1999 "Pinocchio" Marlene Ward
2000 "Hay Fever" Bunny Walker
2000 "Fiddler on the Roof" Errington Family
2000 "Lend Me a Tenor" David Arms
2000 "The Emperor's New Clothes" Shawn Creighton
2001 "Three Tall Women" Carolyn Kraetsch,
Sharon Ritchey and
Kat Turner
2001 "Something's Afoot" Sue Ferguson
2001 "The Cemetery Club" Sheilah Morrison
2001 "Sleeping Beauty" Noelle Arms
2002 "Rainmaker" David Ward
2002 "Guys & Dolls" Laura Angel
2002 "The Unexpected Guest" B.J. Peterson
2002 "Jack and the Beanstalk" Sarah and Matthew Errington
2003 "Blithe Spirit" Jennifer Ann Blair
2003 "Deadwood Dick" The Lanzafame Family
2003 "Miracle Worker" Shannon Kindorf and
Clair White
2003 "Honk! Jr." Kellie Kenney
2004 "See How They Run" Kendra Dybdal
2004 "Baby" Dianne Beaulieu Arms
2004 "The Mousetrap" Gioia Stark
2004 "Winnie the Pooh: A Christmas Tale" Sarah Errington
2005 "Lurking on the Railroad" Lois Johnson
2005 "Arsenic & Old Lace" Brewster family:
Patricia McCulley,
Mark Hinds,
Betty Brown,
Shawn Bonnington &
Mark Berry
2005 "Snow White Goes West" Ronn Ton
2006 "All My Sons" Pam Abbey
2006 "Bye Bye Birdie" Tina Smith
2006 "Disney's Aladdin Jr." Unknown
2007 "Rumors" Jamie Gregg
2007 "Spider's Web" Unknown
2007 "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" Jennifer Malman
2008 "Ten Nights In A Barroom" Cherie Persing
2009 "I Hate Hamlet" Debbie Sandmann
2009 "Seusical the Musical" The Knox Family
2009 "No Sex Please, We're Brittish" Mark Berry
2009 "Disney's The Jungle Book Kids" Jessica Knecht
2010 "Steele Magnolias" Dianna Schepers
2010 "Gaslight Girl or Virtue Tested" Lisa Luttinger
2010 "Way off Broadway" Jennifer Krey
2010 "Disney's Cinderella Kids" Sarah Oshel
2011 "Nunsense" Mariah Heath
2011 "Run for Your Wife"

Melissa Marie and

Dianna Schepers

2011 "The Quality of Life" Barbara Halperin-Jacobs
2011 "Pinocchio" Lyric Fox
2012 "The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?" David Ward
2012 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" Kevin Burns
2012 "M*A*S*H" Cherie Persing
2012 "Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr" Melissa Marie
2013 "A Case of Libel" Ken Sollazzo
2013 "Shakespeare Comes to Calamity Creek" Betty Gregg
2013 "The Odd Couple" Kevin Burns
2013 "Disney's Aladdin Jr" Anastazia "Zia" Tedford
2014 "South Pacific"

Susan Dodge and

Ronald Andrew Llenado

2014 "The Mousetrap" Courtney Lynn Weixel
2014 "The Hound of the Baskervilles" Lora Oliver
2014 "Disney's Mulan Jr"

Avery Brooks and

Carlos Amaral

2015 "Into the Woods"

Tina Smith

2015 "Barefoot in the Park" Jessica Knecht
2015 "Greater Tuna"

Roberta Tibbetts

2015 "Moon Over Buffalo"

Jason Thompson

2015 "13 the Musical"

Bryan Fernandez and

Levi Coren

2016 "Once Upon A Mattress"

Alice Lustre

2016 "6 RMS RIV VU"

Bill Schneider and

Lisa Luttinger

2016 "The Normal Heart"

Sarah Katsuleres

2016 "Fiddler on the Roof"

Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques and
Bobbie Barlow

2016 "Mister Roberts"

MIchael Wilson

2017 "Blithe Spirit"

Dianna Schepers

2017 "Hairspray"

Lena Timrott

2017 "Wizard of Oz"

Maya Duran, Justice Krugman, and Kim Stokem

2018 "Shrek Jr"

Michelle and John Arnold, and Anna Holler

2018 "Taming of the Shrew"

Roberta Tibbetts

2018 "Next to Normal"

G.A. Klein