The Medomak Valley Players will present “No, No, Nanette” as its annual fall musical. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 12 through 20 at 7:30 p.m. plus a 1:30 p.m. matinee Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Dolloff Auditorium of MVHS, Manktown Road.

“No, No, Nanette” is based on Frank Mandel’s 1919 Broadway play “My Lady Friends” and originally opened in London and then on Broadway in 1925. The book by Otto Harbach and Mandel and music by Vincent Youmans offers a light-hearted musical comedy that had a successful Broadway revival in 1971.

Bible publisher Jimmy Smith (Johnny Trueman)  and his straight-laced wife Sue (Sophie Berger) are trying their best to properly raise their niece Nanette (Abby Brooks). Nanette, however, is eager to sample the wilder side of life, rejecting her suitor Tom (Devin Widdecomb) and attempting to head to Atlantic City with her friends. Jimmy has other problems to contend with — the three lovely ladies (Carla White, Laura Beal, Molly Parent)  he has “befriended” in his travels — and he calls upon his lawyer friend Billy (Ike Morin) to help him out.

Billy’s wife, the free spending, fun-loving Lucille (Amber Massicotte), joins the fray and a series of comical entanglements of love and friendship ensue. Nanette’s friends and long-suffering maid Pauline (Halie Haskins) join her at home and at the beach, singing and dancing and adding to the general frivolity. Musical numbers include “Tea For Two”, “I Want To Be Happy” and “Too Many Rings Around Rosie.”

The show’s ensemble features Greta Brown, Michelle Hopkins, Amanda Dever, Miles Paul, Patrick Melody, Rachel Siegel, Kristen Simmons, Jeannie Trueman, Haley Turner, Isabelle Lobley, Brenna McAfee, Brianna Gross, Haley Mank, Alina Blum and Angela Gray.

Director Steve Gleason is assisted by Lynn Lackoff , with choral director Susan Jones, costumer Deb Smith, technical director Ken Martin, pit band conductor Peter Stewart and choreographer Heidi Kopishke. Stage manager is Emily Sirianni; sound is by Jared Martin; and Kelly Walsh is running the lights.

Reserved seat tickets are $10; general admission is $8, $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 832-5389 during school hours.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to