Over the 2002 Labor Day weekend, Gordon Productions presented the acclaimed one-man show, GIVE 'EM HELL HARRY!, at Lincoln's New Salem. Harry S. Truman was portrayed by professional Cincinnati actor Bill Hartnett. A veteran of many stage productions, Hartnett has played many of the classic stage roles of our time including Willy Loman, Norman Thayer, Mark Twain, Harold Hill, the King of Siam and many more.

The show was presented by Gordon Productions at Lincoln's New Salem Visitor Center Theater on Friday, August 30 at 8 p.m., Saturday, August 31 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, September 1 at 6 p.m.

Gordon Productions was proud to present the Illinois premiere of MY WAY - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, a brand new show featuring the music that Frank Sinatra made famous. Our sold-out run was an unqualified hit! The musical revue featured over 50 songs made famous by "Old Blue Eyes," including The Lady is a Tramp, That's Life, Fly Me To The Moon, and many more.

The hit show featured Mary Jo Curry, Gus Gordon, Steve Williams, Cynda Wrightsman and the Jane Hartman Trio (Jane Hartman, Gene Haas and Brian Justison). Gus directed, with choreography by Gary Shull, vocal direction by Bill Bauser, Jr. and additional musical accompaniment by Roger Streu. The show was presented at Lincoln's New Salem on October 11, 12 and 13 and October 17, 19 & 20.


Well, the third time is the charm, so they say! THE CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK was a hit again this year! This Christmas musical revue featured many favorite holiday standards, plus some fun new songs like Mele Kalikimaka, Mister Santa and Christmas Time is Here. The fun-filled, old-fashioned Christmas concert featured regulars Ann Collins, Nancy Diefenback, Greg Floyd, Gus Gordon, Tom Heintzelman, Debbie Holmes, Roger Holmes and Steve Williams, and newcomers Kristy Cole, Debbie Rudis and Gary Davis!