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Bristol Buskin Frolic (or the BBF) Edit

Etcetera Ivan Phillips

Photo by Ivan Phillips

Dressed in their most colorful garb, this cast can only be described as the zany life of the party! Found at the Maypole and all over the streets of the village of Bristol; they dance, sing, play musical instruments, perform short plays, play games, fawn over the royalty, and most importantly, they JINGLE. They really are a jack-of-all-trades cast because of the variety of tasks and abilities that they perform throughout the day. Originally, cast members were named after flora or fauna but now they bear names that are play on words as well.

History Edit

Originally called the Revelers, Guilde of St. Ives until 2003 when the name was changed to Bristol Buskin Frolic and Steve Schroeder became director.

The oldest member of the cast is 60 years old and the youngest member started when she was only three years old.

Directors Edit

Steve Schroeder became the first director of the Bristol Buskin Frolic in the 2003 season until he stepped down following the 2004 season.

Maypole Karpinsky

Photo by John Karpinsky

Jennifer Glueckstein became director for the 2005 season and played the leading role of the cast as "Magnolia May, Mistress of Misrule" until she stepped down following the 2010 season. It was under her direction that the group was recognized by Queen Elizabeth as "Queen's Champions".

Clayton Hamburg became director for the 2011 season and played the leading role of the cast as "William Dudley, Master of Mayhem" until he stepped down following the 2012 season. He made many changes to the group, one of which was using names other than those derived of flora and/or fauna.

Naomi Houser became the director for the 2013 season and plays the leading role of the cast as "Mary Meetagain, Queen of the May". She is current director of the cast after being Assistant Director for two years. She has made many notable changes to the cast including adding specialty groups for Morris Dancers and Choristers (a choir) as well as bringing back the Irish Step Dance specialty group. She also tripled the size of the Musicians specialty group and changed the Mummers specialty group from doing scripted plays to planned improv.

She has made having a BBF Variety Stage Show a staple of every performance day and has boosted the cast's numbers from around 20 members to close to 40. In the first year under her direction the cast, for the first time in its history, placed in the Renaissance Festival Awards for Best Group Street Performance (musical or non-musical, on the street and primarily NOT stage)(2nd place) as well as (3rd place) Best Dance Troupe (on street or stage) and went on to place first in both of those award slots in her second year.[1]

Awards Edit

2014-

  • 1st place in the Renaissance Festival Podcast Awards for Best Group Street Performance (musical or non-musical, on the street and primarily NOT stage)
  • 1st place in the Renaissance Festival Podcast Awards for Best Dance Troupe (on street or stage)

2013-

  • 2nd place in the Renaissance Festival Podcast Awards for Best Group Street Performance (musical or non-musical, on the street and primarily NOT stage) [1]
  • 3rd place in the Renaissance Festival Podcast Awards for Best Dance Troupe (on street or stage)[1]

2010-

Cast List Edit

2015 Cast Edit

Director: Naomi Houser - Mary Meetagain, Queen of the May

Assistant Director: Rachal Kennedy - April Showers, Lady in Waiting to Queen of the May

Musician Captain: Fred Lauritzen - Woodfellow Willoughby Whistler

Stepper Captain: Amanda Winter - Lily LeStrange

Chorister Captain: Abby Foler - Sassy Frass

Morris Captain: Glynnis White - Piper Pied

Mummer Captain:

Shannon Alba - Mayka Splash

Laura Bouxsein - Berry LeStrange

Aurora Strommen - Etcetera LeStrange

Allison Hayden - Amarelie "Ami" Amaryllis

Carlos Garcia - Apollo Parnassius

Jordan Gonzales - Bartholemew Purr

Taylor Katz - Melody Brook

Rachal Kennedy - April Showers

Daniel Lauritzen - Briar Moss

Amarice Marvin - Alice "Allie" Moehny

Larry Marvin - Matt Tree Moehny

Trevor Mendez - Olliander "Ollie" Oakwood

Gail Schumacher - Gregarious Galinda

Ellen Ward-Packard - Tansy Brandybuck

Elizabeth Bolthouse - Harlequin Shamrock Glorybower the Fourth "Lucky"

Kiera Bouton - Viola Locke

Jessie Fanshaw - Flora Forgetmenot-Moss

Chris Hagendorn - Flinnegan O'Flannigan "Flin Flan"

Jenny Hale - Siri Winstringham

Lisa Hale - Iris Winstringham

MaryFran Stefanich - Catnip Evergreen

Amanda Winter - Lily LeStrange

Maxwell Gonzales - Oliver Bark

Jessica Fassl - Autumn Bloom

Bradley Winter - Collin Shenanigans(new)

Brendan White - Ditto LeStrange(new)

Brandon Smelko - Erutan Aizoon(new)

2014 Cast[2] Edit

Director: Naomi Houser - Mary Meetagain, Queen of the May

Assistant Director: Danny Connolly - Will Meetagain

Musician Captain: Fred Lauritzen - Woodfellow Whistler

Stepper Captain: Sammy Jo Zale - Fiona de Fiddler

Chorister Captain: Abby Foler - Sassy Frass

Morris Captain: Glynnis White - Piper Pied

Cast Wayne Hile
Lammas Feast

Mummer Captain: Shared task

Shannon Alba - Mayka Splash

Laura Bouxsein - Berry LeStrange

Aurora Strommen - Etcetera LeStrange

Allison Hayden - Amarelie "Ami" Amaryllis

Carlos Garcia - Apollo Parnassius

Jordan Gonzales - Bartholemew Purr

Taylor Katz - Melody Brook

Rachal Kennedy - April Showers

Daniel Lauritzen - Briar Moss

Amarice Marvin - Alice "Allie" Moehny

Larry Marvin - Matt Tree Moehny

Galadrea Marvin - Tessa Moehny

Trevor Mendez - Olliander "Ollie" Oakwood

Caleb Norton - Matthias Carrots

Andrew Rek - Sumac "Sue" Thatcher

Gail Schumacher - Gregarious Galinda

Ellen Ward-Packard - Tansy Brandybuck

Elizabeth Bolthouse - Harlequin Shamrock Glorybower the Fourth "Lucky" (new)

Kiera Bouton - Viola Locke (new)

Jessie Fanshaw - Flora Forgetmenot-Moss (new)

Chris Hagendorn - Flinnegan O'Flannigan "Flin Flan" (new)

Jenny Hale - Siri Winstringham (new)

Lisa Hale - Iris Winstringham (new)

Nikki Reichert - Primrose Evergreen (new)

MaryFran Stefanich - Catnip Evergreen (new)

Greta Ritzenthaler - Looney Sparrow (new)

Kennedy Steiner - Lawlietta Ballistreri (new)

Amanda Winter - Lily Oakwood (new)

Maxwell Gonzales - Oliver Bark (new)

Jessica Fassl - Autumn Bloom (new)

2013 Cast Edit

Director: Naomi Houser - Mary Meetagain, Queen of the May

Assistant Director: Danny Connolly - Peter Dudley

Musician Captain: Fred Lauritzen - Woodfellow Whistler

Stepper Captain: Sammy Jo Zale - Fiona de Fiddler

Chorister Captain: Aislinn Bergsvik - Willow Bramble

Morris Captain: Allison Hayden - Amarelie "Ami" Amaryllis

Mummer Captain: Naomi Houser

Glynnis White - Piper Pied

Rachal Kennedy - Lillian Summerfield

Abby Foler -

Daniel Lauritzen - Briar Moss

Amarice Marvin - Alice "Allie" Moehny

Larry Marvin - Matt Tree Moehny

Galadrea Marvin - Tessa Moehny

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Photo by Trisha Wagner

Trevor Mendez - Olliander "Ollie" Oakwood

Caleb Norton - Matthias Carrots

Andrew Rek - Sumac "Sue" Thatcher

Gail Schumacher - Gregarious Galinda

Paul Bainbridge - Finnick Dudley

Chynna Culp - Chickory KaDee

Nathaniel Hedges- Goettl - Narcissus

Terri Williams - Sunflower "Sunny" Seedley

Leigh Meyers - Mazel Tov

Sydney Traina - (new)

Aurora Strommen - Etcetera LeStrange (new)

Brighid Schlegel - Will O' Wisp (new)

Carlos Garcia - Apollo Parnassius (new, from another cast)

Kieran Lakey-Solomon - (new, from another cast)

Shannon Alba - Pixie Featherbell (new)

Laura Bouxsein - Bonny Berry Bellflower (new)

Alix Walters - Wendy Starling (new)

Jordan Gonzales - Bartholemew Purr (new)

Taylor Katz - Melody Brook (new)

Ellen Ward-Packard - Tansy Brandybuck (new)

2012 Cast Edit

Director: Clayton Hamburg - William Dudley, Master of Mayhem

Assistant Director: Naomi Houser - Etcetera LeStrange

Musician Captain: Fred Lauritzen - Woodfellow Whistler

Dance Captain: Allison Hayden - Amarelie "Ami" Amaryllis

Mummer Captain: Naomi Houser

Trevor Mendez - Olliander "Ollie" Oakwood

Andrew Rek - Sumac "Sue" Thatcher

Nickel Hays -

Holly Kirk-Patrick -

Jean-Luc Doiron - Cyril Monday

Maureen Fugate - Luvina LeStrange

Nathaniel Hedges-Goettl

Mica Chenault -

Danny Connolly - Peter Dudley

Glynnis White - Piper Pied

Aislinn Bergsvik - Willow Bramble

Karyn Simmons - Viscaria Veil

Terri Williams - Sunflower "Sunny" Seedley

Daniel Lauritzen - Briar Moss

Bekah Trussler -

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Photo by Erik Ekedahl

Chynna Culp - Chickory KaDee

Rachal Kennedy - (new from another cast)

Abby Foler - (new)

Amarice Marvin - Alice "Allie" Moehny (new)

Larry Marvin - Matt Tree Moehny (new)

Galadrea Marvin - Tessa Moehny (new)

Caleb Norton - Matthias Carrots Monkshood (new)

Gail Schumacher - Gregarious Galinda (new)

Leigh Meyers - (new)

Sammy Jo Zale - Fiona de Fiddler (new)

2011 Cast Edit

Director: Clayton Hamburg - William Dudley, Master of Mayhem(new)

Assistant Director: Naomi Houser - Etcetera LeStrange

Musician Captain: Fred Lauritzen - Woodfellow Whistler

Dance Captain: Allison Hayden - Amarelie "Ami" Amaryllis

Mummer Captain: Naomi Houser

Daniel Lauritzen - Briar Moss

Paul Bainbridge - Finnick

Mica Chenault -

Trevor Mendez - Olliander "Ollie" Oakwood

Andrew Rek - Sumac "Sue" Thatcher

Nickel Hays -

Terri Williams - Sunflower "Sunny" Seedley

Holly Kirk-Patrick -

Jean-Luc Doiron - Cyril Monday (new)

Maureen Fugate - Luvina LeStrange(new)

Nathaniel Hedges-Goettl (new)

Danny Connolly - Peter Dudley (new)

Glynnis White - Piper Pied (new)

Aislinn Bergsvik - Willow Bramble (new)

Karyn Simmons - Viscaria Veil (new)

Bekah Trussler - (new from another cast)

Chynna Culp - Chickory KaDee (new)

2010 Cast Edit

Director: Jenni Glueckstein - Magnolia May, Mistress of Misrule

Assistant Director: Alice Hammers

Musician Captain: Fred Lauritzen - Woodfellow Whistler

Dance Captain: Allison Hayden - Amarelie "Ami" Amaryllis

Daniel Lauritzen - Briar Moss

Paul Bainbridge - William Trillium

Mica Chenault -

Trevor Mendez - Olliander "Ollie" Oakwood

Andrew Rek - Sumac "Sue" Thatcher

Nickel Hays -

Kaytlyn Schwartz -

Rebecca Morgan-Markham -

Allison Owens -

Fiona Masterson

Freya Schmidt

Sara Yungwirth

Terri Williams - Sunflower "Sunny" Seedley

Kassandra Sivils - (did not complete BAPA)

Emily Christensen (did not complete)

Holly Kirk-Patrick - (new)

Naomi Houser - Beatrix "Bea" Pollen (new)

2009 Cast Edit

(Incomplete list)

Director: Jenni Glueckstein - Magnolia May, Mistress of Misrule

Assistant Director: Becky Cata

Musician Captain: Fred Lauritzen - Woodfellow Whistler

Dance Captain: Allison Hayden - Amarelie "Ami" Amaryllis

Alice Hammers

Katherine Finegan

Daniel Lauritzen - Briar Moss

Paul Bainbridge - William Trillium

Mica Chenault -

Sarah Dill

Katherine Knack

Eric Wolters

Trevor Mendez - Olliander "Ollie" Oakwood

Andrew Rek - Sumac "Sue" Thatcher

Nickel Hays -

Kaytlyn Schwartz -

Rebecca Morgan-Markham -

Allison Owens -

Fiona Masterson

Freya Schmidt

Sara Yungwirth

Terri Williams - Sunflower "Sunny" Seedley

2008 Cast Edit

(Incomplete list)

2007 Cast Edit

Director: Jennifer Glueckstein - Magnolia May, Mistress of Misrule

Assistant Director: Becky Cata - Holly Woode

Musicians:

Music Captain: Kali Riojas - Ivy Ostler

Jasmine Juniper - Bide Akande

William Trillium - Paul Bainbridge

Woodfellow Whistler - Fred Lauritzen

Ficus Larkspur - Samuel Putnam

Tarragon Bloom - Steven Yungwirth


Mummers:

Mummers Captain: Katherine Knack - Wisteria Ale

Sienna Anis - Carrie Culler

Lupin Hopp - Randall Ingram

Narcissa Nightshade - Melanie Lauritzen

Oleander Oakwood - Trevor Mendez

Buttercup Sugarbush - April Noel

Barley Oaks - Jacob Pankow

Sumac "Sue" Thatcher - Andrew Rek

Honeysuckle Harvest - Bettieanne Thompson

Gina-Marie Vittoria Koontz

Steppers:

Pansy Posey - Fiona Kelly-Masterton

Violet Love-in-a-Mist -Vicka Voronicka

Azelea Bloom - Sara Yungwirth

Facebook Page Edit

https://www.facebook.com/BristolBuskinFrolic?fref=nfbr


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