Bell Book and Candle


January 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th, 2024 @ 6:30pm

January 21st & 28th, 2024 @ 1:30pm

Call (951) 663-8491 For Reservations


Gillian Holroyd – Monica Reichl
Shep Henderson – Michael Tennant
Aunt Queenie Holroyd – Stephanie Parshall
Nick Holroyd – Shenn Sellers
Sidney Redlitch – Kristopher James


Director / Producer / Artistic Director: Michael Tennant
Written By: John Van Druten
Stage Manager:  Alyssa DuPont
Costumes / Creative Consultant:  Stephanie Parshall
Props / Wigs:  Kris James
Website Design:  Shenn Sellers

Bell, Book and Candle

By John Van Druten


Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties before they find out if they can live happily ever after.

Dinner Options

Early Bird Price $47 a seat ($50 after TBD) and includes a three-course dinner. Group discounts are available for groups of eight or more.

Menu Selections include a choice of salmon, beef tri-tip, chicken piccata, and a vegetarian option. Please note, that there can be no changing the menu selection on the night of the event.


Gillian Holroyd (late 20’s-early 40’s) Intelligent, sophisticated woman who is also a practicing witch. She is the landlord of a Murray Hill brownstone where she, her Aunt Queenie, and Shep Henderson live. Gillian experiences a major personality transformation during the play.

Shep Henderson (early 30’s-early 40’s) A gentleman, a successful NY publisher, a hard-working man who is ready to get on with the next phase of a “successful” life…marriage. Despite being under a powerful love spell, Shep occasionally senses that something unorthodox is happening.

Aunt Queenie Holroyd (mid 40’s-mid 50’s) Gillian’s Aunt, also a witch, although not as powerful as Gillian. She is slightly eccentric and a bit mischievous. She loves her magic and has fun using it.

Nick Holroyd (early 20’s) Gillian’s brother. Charming, bright, with an easy manner and always ready for a party or a prank. Condescending toward mortals, but enjoys their company.

Sidney Redlitch (mid 40’s-mid 50’s) Author of a book about witchcraft containing just enough truth that it is clear he has some insights into this hidden world. He is an outsider and groupie, who thrives on being “in the know.” He is aware he will never be fully part of the witchy world and that lends him a slight air of desperation. He is always a little rumpled and often a little tipsy.