It’s Just a Stage

It’s Just a Stage is episode eleven of the second season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 24 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 10 February 1991 and on the Disney Channel on 24 June 1991. It was written by Marlene Matthews and directed by René Bonnière. It was preceded by “Dreamer of Dreams” and followed by “A Mother’s Love.”

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), and Zachary Bennett (Felix King); absent from this episode are series regulars Lally Cadeau (Janet King) and Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Madeline Kahn (Pigeon Plumtree), Kate Lynch (Theodora Dixon), and Gordon Masten (Patrick Frewen).

A novelization by Amy Jo Cooper, as volume 19 of the Road to Avonlea book series, was published in Canada in 1992 and the United States in 1993.

Home Video: Road to Avonlea: Sarah’s [sic] Homecoming. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2000.

DVD: Road to Avonlea: The Complete Second Volume. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2003. Road to Avonlea: The Complete Second Season / Les Contes d’Avonlea: L’intégrale du [sic] deuxième saison. Sullivan Entertainment, 2009.

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia King]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King], ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

LALLY CADEAU [Janet King], CEDRIC SMITH [Alec King]

With
KATE LYNCH [Theodora Dixon]
GORDON MASTEN [Patrick Frewen]

Special Guest Star: MADELINE KAHN as Pigeon Plumtree

Art Direction: MARIAN WIHAK
Director of Photography: MANFRED GUTHE, c.s.c.
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Edited by BENJAMIN WILKINSON
Music Composed & Conducted by HAGOOD HARDY
Written by MARLENE MATTHEWS
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN for C.B.C., CATHY JOHNSON for the Disney Channel
Associate Producers: MAIRIN WILKINSON, JAMES LAHTI
Executive Producers: TRUDY GRANT, KEVIN SULLIVAN
Directed by RENE BONNIERE

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Pigeon Plumtree: MADELINE KAHN
Olivia King: MAG RUFFMAN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Theodora Dixon: KATE LYNCH
Patrick Frewen: GORDON MASTEN
Mabel Sloane: KAY HAWTREY
Mrs. Lawson: ELVA MAI HOOVER
Mr. Biggins: CHICK ROBERTS
Mrs. Spencer: VIVIAN REIS
Mrs. Inglis: MARILYN BOYLE
Hotel Clerk: DON CARRIER
Harry Middleton: GRANT COWAN

Line Producer/Production Manager: BRIAN LESLIE PARKER
1st Asst. Director: LIBBY HODGSON
2nd Asst. Director: RANDI RICHMOND
3rd Asst. Director: ERIC POTECHIN
Camera Operator: ROBERT SAAD
Location Manager: ARTHUR CLARKE
Assistant Location Manager: STEPHEN BELANGER
Script Supervisor: ELAINE YARISH
Story Editor: LUCIE HALL
Asst. Story Editor: HELEN ASIMAKIS
1st Assistant Art Director: NANCEY PANKIW
2nd Assistant Art Director: JAMES OSWALD
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Asst. Set Decorator: GEORGE FARRELL
Set Buyer: TOM COULTER
Property Master: J. TRACY BUDD
Assistant Property Master: PAUL HARDING
Make-up Artist: MARILYN TERRY
Assistant Make-up Artist: DOROTHY SMITH
Hair Stylist: KELLY BRENNAN
Assistant Hairdresser: CAROL MARINOFF
Assistant Costume Designer: QUITA ALFRED
Wardrobe Mistress: MICHELE HARNEY
Asst. Wardrobe: TRACYLEE SIDNEY, ROB ROBERTS
Cutter: GRAHAM DOCHERTY
Tailor: CARL DOCHERTY
Seamstresses: THERESA McCONAGHY, LOREEN LIGHTFOOT
Prod. Accountant: RONALD J. GILBERT
Asst. Accountant: SARA HOLMES
Asst. to Producer: JULIE STEINER
Prod. Coordinator: SUSAN PHILLIPS
Prod. Secretary: EADIE WONG
Production Assistant: DAN MATTHEWS
Trainee Asst. Dir.: MONIKA GHENT
1st Asst. Camera: KERRY SMART
2nd Asst. Camera: GLORIA MacLEOD
Camera Trainee: CIARAN COPELIN
Stills Photographer: MICHAELIN McDERMOTT
Sound Mixer: OWEN LANGEVIN
Boom Operator: JOHN MOTYER
Sound Trainee: DENIS BELLINGHAM
Key Gaffer: ROBERT McRAE
Rigging Gaffer: DAVE KELLNER
Best Boy: BARRY GOODWIN
Electrics: VINCE GORDON, STAN SMETANIUK
Generator Operator: IAN FOULDS
Key Grip: ROBERT DAPRATO
Second Grip: DAVE SHERIDAN
Grips: ROBERT RICE, STEVEN KLYS
Transportation Coordinator: WILF BELL
Driver Captain: BILL JACKSON
Head Driver: BILL HAGAN
Drivers: HARRY ROSS, BRIAN O’HARA, GARY FLANAGAN, TERRY EDWARDS
Honeywagon Driver: KEVIN WILSON
Animal Wrangler: LIONEL PURCELL
Craft Service: SEAN PARKER, MARCY SELWAY
Catering: MICHAELSON’S FOOD SERVICES, CANADA INC.
Word Processor: CATHERINE WALLACE
Inventory Supervisor: JENNIFER WINNICK
Inventory Assistant: FRASER HOLMES
Extras Casting: DONNA DUPERE
Miss Polley’s Tutor: LAURIE FARRANCE
Tutor: LAURIE KICHINAK
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY COMPANY, GENEVIEVE KIERANS, CAROL MARKS-GEORGE
Stunt Coordinator: ALISON REID
Special Effects Supervisor: ARTHUR LANGEVIN
Special Effects: BOB HALL, BRAD MIDDLETON
Construction Coordinator: WIETS JEKEL
Head Carpenter: JACOB HAAK
Head Painter: MELISSA MORGAN
Painter: NORM KELNER
2nd Unit Directors of Photography: PETER LUXFORD, REGINALD MORRIS, ROBERT SAAD
2nd Unit Director: JAMES LAHTI
Post-Production Supervisor: GREGOR HUTCHISON
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: TIM ROBERTS
Asst. Sound Editors: KRIS ENGEL, MHAIRI KERR
Post Production Assistants: DAVID McGROARTY, LEAH CORRIGAN
Foley Artist: DONNA POWELL
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Asst. Sound Mixer: TODD B. WARREN
Video Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colorist: BILL FERWERDA
Series Developed by FIONA McHUGH

Wardrobe Services by
COSPROP, LONDON ENGLAND

Production Services Provided by
SULLIVAN FILMS INC.

The Production Gratefully Acknowledges
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
HAMILTON CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
THE TOWN OF UXBRIDGE
PFA FILM & VIDEO LABORATORIES
VIDEO ATLANTIC
CINESPACE STUDIOS
FILM OPTICALS
WILLIAM F. WHITE LIMITED
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP
NUMBERS

The characters and incidents portrayed in
this motion picture are entirely fictitious.
Any resemblance to any person living or
dead is purely coincidental.

Adapted from the novels
THE STORY GIRL
THE GOLDEN ROAD
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Produced by
Golden Road Productions Inc.
in association with
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Disney Channel
and with the participation of
Telefilm Canada

© Golden Road Productions Inc.
MCMXC