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ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Music by

ROBERT REALE

Book and Lyrics by WILLIE

Based on the books by ARNOLD

REALE

LOBEL

Scenic Designer DONALD EASTMAN+

RICHARD ST. CLAIR+

Lighting Designer THOM WEAVER+

Sound Designer JORGE COUSINEAU

Costume Designer

Assistant Director

Choreographer

Music Director/Conductor

MADISON AUCH

LEE ANN EZTOLD

AMANDA MORTON

Stage Manager

KATE NELSON* Directed by WHIT MACLAUGHLIN November 23, 2016 – January 29, 2017

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Arden Theatre Company. Applause, please, for our Media Partner: Originally presented on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Adrianne Lobel, Michael Gardner, Lawrence Horowitz and Roy Furman World Premiere at The Children’s Theatre Company Minneapolis, Minnesota A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, New York, NY. Tel: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Arden Theatre Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. + Member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.


We put our energy into the arts. Arts and culture organizations have an impact of more than $1 billion on our local economy. Through PECO-sponsored programs we help people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy and experience the arts throughout our region. PECO is proud to support the Arden Theatre Company’s production of

A Year with Frog and Toad. Find out more at www.peco.com/community

Š PECO Energy Company, 2016


A Message from our Production Sponsor

On behalf of PECO and our Arden Theatre board member John McCawley, I am proud to continue our support of the Arden and their holiday production of A Year with Frog and Toad. At PECO, every day we are transforming the future of energy, providing safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy and energy services to our 1.6 million customers across our service territory. Part of our ongoing commitment is our investment in innovative community programs and organizations. Through PECO-sponsored programs, we help people of all ages and backgrounds discover, enjoy and experience the arts throughout our region. We value the communities where we live and work, and invest more than $5 million each year to support hundreds of local programs and organizations, playing an integral role in supporting economic growth across our region. Our 2,500 dedicated employees provide leadership, financial and in-kind support for hundreds of organizations and nonprofits. I look forward to continuing our support to help ensure the Greater Philadelphia region continues to be a strong business, community, and cultural center. Enjoy the show and Happy Holidays!

Craig L. Adams President and CEO, PECO


WELCOME from the Producing Artistic Director Welcome. One of the great things about being a kid is having friends. And better yet, one of those friends can become your best friend. When I was a kid, my best friend was Tommy Donaghy. We lived on the same block and went to the same school. We both loved plays. In fact, the first play I ever did (the Winnie the Pooh story where Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit’s hole) was in Tom’s backyard (there were bushes with a hole in them that made the perfect set). Your friends help make you who you are. When I was a kid, things were kind of different. There were no emails, Facebook or cell phones. I never texted my friends. If I wanted to say something to them I called them on the phone – one phone shared by my entire family – and that phone hung on a wall. There were seven kids in my family, and someone else was always on the phone. So, I had to walk down the street and knock on my friend’s door. But some things never change: we need our best friends. I love A Year with Frog and Toad. It’s a great musical about very important things. It’s about the seasons and cookies and how great it is to get mail. And, of course, it’s about a Frog and a Toad who are best friends. The good news is that they live just down the road from each other, so no need to text. We first did this show back in 2004. I bet many of you who are seeing this show weren’t even born then. That’s why we’re doing it again. We want to share it with kids who haven’t seen it (and with those who have and want to see it again). We are lucky to have Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble return to play Frog and Toad. Jeff and Ben are two of the very best actors in Philadelphia. They are also friends in real life. And they both have kids who will get to come see them do this show. I think that makes this a very special production. I hope you think about your best friends when you’re watching this show. Maybe you’re seeing it with them right now. If not, after the show, give them a call. Or send them a text. Let them know you’re thinking about them. Thanks for coming.


DIRECTOR’S Notes Time Machine: an invention that moves one freely around in time. A Year With Frog and Toad is a time machine for me. I get in. I am whisked to 2004. Before some of you were born. I walk into a design meeting for the first production, armed with quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American transcendentalist. There’s something about Emerson that seems totally right for Frog and Toad. I am reminded of America as it was close to its founding. “A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” Emerson knew something important about both children and adults. Friends are like vegetables in a garden – they require tending, but the work yields nourishing rewards. We invent a world on the edge of a New England pond. Tiny houses and oversized leaves – rustic, nostalgic, natural. There are my children, twins Jane and Emory, watching the first production. They’re three, but they fall in love with the show. They sing the songs for the next four years. The machine lands in 2008. Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble are back, with children of their own. The show gives us opportunities to be heroes for our kids. Rehearsals are a great pleasure. I am reminded of another Emerson quote: “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” We laugh a lot. In the production, Frog and Toad’s world is safe, with simple pleasures. Jane and Emory, now seven, induct Jeff and Ben along with their characters into our family. Time travel to 2015. Terry Nolen comes to me with the opportunity to work on the show again. Third time’s a charm. I say YES without hesitation. Ben and Jeff say yes as well. Jane and Emory are 15, but they say yes too. They can’t wait for opening. Now it’s 2016, we’re back in rehearsal together, all of us. It’s the present and the show feels like a joy explosion, a public affirmation of grace and hope. Soon, the time machine will take me to the future, where civility and human virtue are as Emerson saw them – central to the way we behave as a nation. And with each other. Luminous. Hopeful. As friends.


Mail Maze! Can you help Snail deliver the mail to Toad?

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! d n i F d n a k See See if you can find one of each of the following items hidden throughout the pages of this stagebill!

Leaf Mail Kite Rake Cookie Book


Musical Numbers ACT I

A Year With Frog and Toad...........................................................................Frog, Toad, Birds Spring ...........................................................................................................................Frog, Toad Seeds .....................................................................................................................................Toad The Letter .............................................................................................................................Snail Getta Load of Toad ................................................................Frog, Toad, Turtle, Mouse, Lizard Alone ......................................................................................................................................Frog The Letter #2 .......................................................................................................................Snail Cookies ...............................................................................................................Frog, Toad, Birds

Act II

The Kite...............................................................................................................Frog, Toad, Birds Leaves: A Year With Frog and Toad............................................................................Birds He'll Never Know.......................................................................................................Frog, Toad Shivers..................Young Frog, Father Frog, Mother Frog, Large and Terrible Frog,Frog and Toad The Letter #3........................................................................................................................Snail Down the Hill .................................................................................................Frog, Toad, Moles I'm Coming Out Of My Shell..........................................................................................Snail Toad to the Rescue.................................................................................................Toad, Moles Merry Almost Christmas .............................................................................Frog, Toad, Moles Finale: A Year With Frog and Toad.............................................................Frog, Toad, Birds


Cast of Characters In order of appearance: Frog...........................................................................................................Jeffrey Coon* Toad.............................................................................................................Ben Dibble* Mouse, et al..............................................................................................Leigha Kato* Turtle, et al.............................................................................................Elexis Morton Snail, et al..................................................................................................Steve Pacek*

Musicians Piano/Conductor............................................................................... Amanda Morton Percussion......................................................................................................Mike Reilly Bass...........................................................................................................Dan Perelstein Guitar/Banjo/Others...............................................................................Spiff Wiegand

UNDERSTUDIES: Sam Nagel (Frog), Zachary J. Chiero (Toad), Daniel Irwin (Snail), Joelle Teeter (Turtle), Annelise Pajewski (Mouse)

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Who’s Who JEFFREY COON (Frog) Arden: The Secret Garden, Parade, Tulipomania, Sunday in the Park with George (2009-10), Candide, A Year with Frog and Toad (2008-09), Assassins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,The Underpants, A Year With Frog And Toad (2004-05), Baby Case, Bunnicula, As You Like It,The Jungle Book,The Baker’s Wife, Merrily We Roll Along, Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George (1993-94), Sweeney Todd. Regional: The Music Man, A Streetcar Named Desire (Walnut Street Theatre Company); Act II Playhouse; Prince Music Theatre. Thanks as always to the entire staff at the Arden but especially to Terry, Amy, Whit, and Amanda. Love as always to P, J, and J. This one is for my kids. BEN DIBBLE (Toad) Arden: Colonel Ricci in Passion, Banquo/Doctor in Macbeth, Leo Frank in Parade (Barrymore Award), Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, Candide in Candide, Balladeer/Oswald in Assassins. Regional: John Adams in 1776 (Media Theatre); Herringbone (Barrymore Award) in Herringbone (Flashpoint Theatre Company); Father Flynn in Doubt, Henry in Henry V (Lantern Theater Company); Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Leo Bloom in The Producers, (Walnut Street Theatre); Adjunct Faculty at his alma mater UArts. Thanks to Terry, Amy, and Whit for this return to the swamp. Love to Amy and our three Dibblets. LEIGHA KATO (Mouse, et al) Arden: Myrrah & Other in Metamorphoses, Anne understudy in A Little Night Music. Regional: Mother Courage and Her Children, St. Joan, Doctor Faustus (Quintessence Theatre Group), Into the Woods (Theatre Horizon), 4000 Miles (Philadelphia Theatre Company), HAIR (Chance Theatre). Training: The University of the Arts BFA Musical Theatre. Many thanks to the Arden family. Love to my folks & my dear. This one's for my Baj. Create enthusiasm. Leighakato.com. ELEXIS MORTON (Turtle, et al) Arden debut! Regional: Miriam in The Bad Years (Brooklyn Warehouse), Sarah's Friend in Ragtime (Ellis Island), Josephine in Big Fish the Musical, Hepsabeth in Factory Girls (11th Hour Theater Co.), Marie Christine in Marie Christine (University of the Arts). Training: B.F.A. University of the Arts. Elexis is very excited to be making her Arden debut in A Year with Frog and Toad. Thank you to all the Arden, Mom, sisters, and God always. Elexismorton.com. STEVE PACEK (Snail, and others) Arden: Directing The Light Princess (upcoming), The Secret Garden, Metamorphoses, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Robin Hood, Clybourne Park,The Borrowers, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Franklin’s Apprentice, Pacific Overtures,The Dead. Regional: Jason/Tyrone in Hand to God (Alley Theatre), Gordon in A New Brain, Into the Woods,The 39 Steps (Theatre Horizon), Peter and the Starcatcher (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); The Hound of the Baskervilles, Little Shop of Horrors (Hangar Theatre); Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Theatre Confetti); A Christmas Carol (Delaware Theatre Company); Gutenberg!: The Musical! (Act II Playhouse & Montgomery Theater); Ordinary Days (11th Hour Theatre Company); The Bomb-itty of Errors (Milwaukee Repertory Theater).Training: BFA Ithaca College. Many thanks Whit, Amanda, Lee and the entire Arden family. WILLIE REALE (Playwright) was nominated for two Tony Awards for A Year With Frog and Toad. He and his brother have collaborated with Richard Dresser on Johnny Baseball which was seen at the American Repertory Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the team a new creepy musical called The Holler. Willie was nominated for and an Academy Award with his friend Henry Krieger for the song “Patience” from the movie version of Dreamgirls. He has added two songs to the stage version of Dreamgirls for a production now playing in London. They also recently collaborated on the song “No Dames” for the Coen brothers, Hail Caesar. In 1981, Reale founded The 52nd Street Project, an organization that brings inner-city children together with professional theater artists. He served as the theater’s artistic director for 18 years. The Project’s programs are replicated at a dozen sites in the States and at Scene and Heard here in London. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of his ingenuity in creating theater and theater education programs for young people. Willie won three Emmys for his re-invention of The Electric Company, a literacy show, for PBS and currently airing on HBO. He has written for a number of American television dramas and currently serves as Co-Executive Producer for Billions on Showtime. ROBERT REALE (Composer) Musicals-Broadway: A Year With Frog And Toad (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway: Once Around The City (2nd Stage), Quark Victory (Williamstown Theater Festival). Music for plays: Richard Dresser's Rounding Third (directed by John Rando) Diva, (WTF), Salvation's Moon. Film: Ten-13, Passing Over, Wigstock, Dealers Among Dealers,The Victim, others.


Who’s Who Television: PrimeTime, 20/20, Inside Edition, Out There (theme), Invent This (theme), Mugshots, Crime Stories,The System,The Mailman and the Pirhana, Case Closed, Beating The Rap,The Royals: Dynasty or Disaster?, others. As composer and record producer he has worked with Julie Andrews, Mel Torme, Sid Caeser and Imogene Coca. WHIT MACLAUGHLIN (Director) is an OBIE and Barrymore Award-winning director of works for the stage. He serves as Artistic Director of New Paradise Laboratories, where he has created 20 original works since 1996, including last year’s The Adults. He is a recipient of a 2002 Pew Charitable Trust Fellowship in Performance Art. His work with NPL has been presented at the Ontological Theatre, the Connelly Theatre, and PS 122 in NYC, at the Walker Art Center, the Warhol Museum, by commission at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, and at the Prague Quadrennial. He is also the Artistic Director of PAPAYA (PA Performing Arts for Young Audiences) which produces and presents sophisticated performance for audiences of all ages. He has distinguished himself in Philadelphia at the helm of many of the Arden Theatre’s works for young audiences, including Charlotte’s Web, Cinderella, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School. His freelance career extends to theatres around the country, including the Tony Award-winning Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. His love of work for young audiences has evolved steadily over the past fifteen years as his twin daughters have grown up. AMANDA MORTON (Conductor/Piano/Music Director) is a freelance Music Director and Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts. Select credits include: The Secret Garden, Passion, Parade (Arden); A New Brain, Into the Woods (Barrymore Award recipient), Spring Awakening (Theatre Horizon); Kiss of the Spider Woman, A New Brain, Side Show (11th Hour Concert Series); Malpractice Makes Perfect (York Theatre Company); Peter & I (American Theatre of Actors); We Tell the Story:The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty (Lortel Theatre). Upcoming: Spamalot (Resident Theatre Company). Amanda received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Big thanks to Terry, Matt, and Whit. For LJ. DONALD EASTMAN (Scenic Designer) Arden: A Year with Frog and Toad, Rabbit Hole, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,The Piano Lesson. Broadway: Cuba and His Teddy Bear (with Robert DiNiro and Ralph Macchio. Off Broadway: Public Theater, Classic Stage Company (Principal Designer), Manhattan Theatre Club. Regional: Arena Stage; A Raisin In the Sun, Goodman, Guthrie, Kansas City Rep; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sunday in the Park with George. Opera: Washington Opera; Appomattox by Christopher Hampton and Phillip Glass, BAM Next Wave Festival; Three Tales by Steve Reich, San Francisco Opera; 2017 Merola Project. NYC Opera, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music; The Gypsy Baron. Awards: OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, NEA Grantee. RICHARD ST. CLAIR (Costume Designer) returns to the Arden Theatre for his 19th production. Other productions designed for the Arden include The Grapes of Wrath, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Baby Case, Our Town, Peter Pan, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, and Beauty and the Beast. He is a two-time Barrymore winner for the Arden productions of Sleeping Beauty and A Year with Frog and Toad. Recently he designed Venus in Fur, and Mothers and Sons starring Michael Learned at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Salome for the Pittsburgh Opera. He is currently head of Costume Design for Penn State University. He is a member us United Scenic Artists local 829. THOM WEAVER (Lighting Designer) Arden: over 20 productions including Stupid ----- Bird this season. In the area: Wilma (Associate Artist), Lantern, InterAct, Azuka, EgoPo, Walnut Street Theatre, Company Philadelphia Theatre Company, New Paradise Laboratories, 1812, Headlong, and Theatre Exile. Other credits include: Roundabout, The Public, Primary Stages, The Huntington Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cal Shakes, Children’s Theatre Company,Virginia Stage, Roundhouse, CenterStage, Folger Theater, Hangar, Syracuse Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Signature Theater Company, Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre, among others. 3 Barrymores (21 nominations), Jeff Award, 2 AUDELCO Awards, 4 Helen Hayes nominations. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale. JORGE COUSINEAU (Sound Designer) Arden: The Legend of Georgia McBride, The Secret Garden, Equivocation, Passion, Under the Skin, La Bête, Incorruptible,Three Sisters, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Parade, A Little Night Music, Next to Normal. Regional: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Seedfolks (Children's Theatre Company); When Tang Met Laika (The Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Opus (Primary Stages); Language Room, Scorched (The Wilma Theater); The Mountaintop, Grey Gardens,The Happiness Lecture (Philadelphia Theatre Company).


Who’s Who MADISON AUCH (Assistant Director) Arden: The Secret Garden (Martha understudy), Metamorphoses (Alcyone understudy). Regional: The Secret Garden (The Candlelight Theatre), Lafferty's Wake (Society Hill Playhouse), Disability: A Comedy (In Cahoots Theatre). Training: B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts. Love and thanks to Whit, Amanda, Lee, Kate, and all involved in the production, and to her family, friends, and rockstar roommates for their endless support. LEE ANN EZTOLD (Choreographer) is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist who has also worked in the UK, Spain, Czech Republic, and regionally in the United States. Regional: Moby Dick Rehearsed (choreographer), Grease and Desist (actor), Three Chord Fiction (director), and A Very Merry Unathorized Children's Scientology Pageant (director) (Brat Productions); New Paradise Laboratories, The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Arden Theatre Company, Lantern Theatre Company, Drexel Players, Philly Young Playwrights. Awards: Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in The Happiness Lecture, Barrymore for Outstanding Ensemble for The Comedy of Errors at the Lantern Theatre Company. Lee participated in the Directors Lab at Lincoln Centre Theater and is a member of the Young Vic Directors Programme in London. KATE NELSON (Stage Manager) Arden: The Secret Garden, Two Trains Running, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates,The Jungle Book, Under the Skin, Great Expectations, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Parade, Ghost-Writer. Regional: Becky Shaw; I Love You,You’re Perfect, Now Change (Montgomery Theater); Cinderella, Six Characters in Search of an Author (People’s Light and Theatre Company). AMY L. MURPHY (Managing Director) A Philadelphia native, Amy co-founded the Arden in 1988 with Terrence J. Nolen and Aaron Posner. She is especially proud of the Arden Professional Apprentice program and its contribution to the Philadelphia cultural community. She completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders-Arts. Amy serves on the Board of Theatre Philadelphia. She has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Arts Council, Theatre Communications Group and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Amy was named a Hepburn Fellow 2008-9 by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College. TERRENCE J. NOLEN (Producing Artistic Director) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Arden Theatre Company. Favorite Arden productions include all-Philadelphia casts of August: Osage County, Death of a Salesman, The Grapes of Wrath and Hedda Gabler; and such musicals as Next to Normal, Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures,Violet, and Caroline, or Change. Terry directed the inaugural production of Arden Children’s Theatre, Charlotte’s Web. He has directed seven worldpremiere plays by Michael Hollinger, three by Dennis Raymond Smeal, three by Michael Ogborn, two by Rogelio Martinez, and Bruce Graham’s Something Intangible. Terry has been nominated for 25 Barrymore Awards for his directing work at the Arden and received awards for The Baker’s Wife, Sweeney Todd, Opus,Winesburg, Ohio; Assassins, and Something Intangible. He directed Michael Hollinger’s Opus at Primary Stages in New York and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director. His short film The Personal Touch was nominated for an Emmy Award. ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. We stage five productions each season as part of our mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. We create and produce new work through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden Professional Apprenticeship program trains future theatre leaders, and Arden Drama School classes teach children and teens about the craft of making plays. Our access program, Arden For All, makes our work available to the entire community through subsidized tickets and books for economically disadvantaged young people, and our Arden Arts Education Fund provides scholarships for Arden Drama School classes and camps. The Arden has received eleven Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards, the Arts & Business Council’s Arts Excellence Award, six City Paper “Reader’s Choice” Awards, four Philadelphia Inquirer “Theatre Company of the Year” citations, 65 awards and 331 nominations from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and was named “Best Theatre Company” by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009. Arden Theatre Company, a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company, is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Old City Arts Association. The Arden participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.


TOAD'S COOKIE RECIPE

Ask an adult to help you make these irresistible cookies like Toad. Then share them with your friends and family! INGREDIENTS: 8 tablespoons of salted butter ½ cup white sugar (raw cane sugar is a good substitute, too) ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg

1½ cups all purpose flour (add more if the dough seems too sticky) ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup chocolate chips (You can use a combination of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks)

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds to just barely melt it. It shouldn't be hot - but it should be almost entirely in liquid form. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and the egg; beat on low speed until just incorporated - 10-15 seconds or so (if you beat the egg for too long, the cookies will be stiff). Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until crumbles form. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage between "wet" dough and "dry" dough). Add the chocolate chips and incorporate with your hands. Roll the dough into 12 large balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden. Be careful not to over bake. Take them out even if they look like they're not done yet. They'll be pale and puffy. Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so (Okay, eat four or five like Frog and Toad but then let the rest of them cool). They will sink down and turn into these dense, buttery, soft cookies that are the best in all the land. These should stay soft for many days if kept in an airtight container. NOTES:

The 3 most important things about this recipe are 1) melting the butter, 2) not baking for too long, and 3) finding a friend to share them with!

Find this recipe from Pinch of Yum and more online at www.pinchofyum.com


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Special thanks to EITC contributors BB&T, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Comcast NBC 10 Telemundo 62, PECO, Harmelin Media, and Philadelphia Insurance Companies.


The Sylvan Society recognizes individuals who support the Arden’s work by making annual gifts of $1,000 or more. The special generosity of our members enables the Arden to tell great stories by having the resources to achieve the highest level of artistic quality. 

Barbara R. Cobb Anne Cook and Russ Troyer Marta Dabezies Joy De Jesus and Jamie Reynolds Mark and Tobey Dichter Wally and Jane Evans The Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans Jr. Fund Shannon and Ted Farmer Jill Fisch and John Gassenheimer Ellen and Tim Foster George and Elizabeth Gephart Sally Walker and Tom Gilmore Terry Graboyes David and MaryJane Hackney Richard Harris Jim and Gretchen Hartling Lynn Martin Haskin and Don Haskin Steve and Jane Heumann, in honor of Jean Markovitz Ed Hillis Karen and Mark Hite Lauren Hughes Jill and Elliot Kaplan Carol Kelley Caroline Kemmerer Kount Kit Mr. David King, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Kenneth and Eve Klothen Peter and Emilie Lapham Edward and Kathryn Lee David Lerman and Shelley Wallock Winnie and Eric Lien^ Gloria and Dan Mariano Jacqueline and David Massari Barbara and Don Matheson Denise McLeod A.C. Missias Jerome Napson, in memory of Annie Richardson Marjorie Neff and Daniel Winterstein Terrence J. Nolen and Amy L. Murphy Michael Norris and Matt Varrato Susan Odessey Regina Blaszczyk and Lee O'Neill Edward and Alexis Pappas Paula and Richard Mandel Cynthia and Samuel Plum Joel and Bobbie Porter Laura and Douglas Pratt Karen and David Pressel Kurt and Mary-Ann Reiss Dr. Ann Ritter and Leo Korein, in

memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Sidney Rosenblatt Mike Salmanson, Tobi Zemsky, and Family Kathleen Sernak Genvieve and Clete Shields Susan and Steven Shubert Salem Shuchman and Barbara Klock Laura and Ron Siena, in honor of Nancy and Bob Elfant Hether and Don Smith Barbara and Mike Soroker Dr. Harvey Spector, M.D. and Mrs. Naomi Spector Debra and Bill Stewart Paul Stone Kevin Strauss and Barbara Davis Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Harvey Swedloff Tom and Patricia Vernon Dr. Judy Wellington Nancy Wingo Richard Woosman and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa $500-$999 Howard Aaronson Temmy Acton Lynda and Murray Battleman Honorable Phyllis Beck Judith Beck Sheila Bell Barry and Marilyn Bevacqua Linda and Larry Bruck Mr. Joseph Casey Mary Ann and Jacob Dailey Thomas and Eileen Davis Ellen Deacon and Ernest Cuff Mr. and Mrs. Farenback-Brateman Antoinette Farrar Seymour Sara and Dieter Forster Lou and Rhoda Fryman Dan Gannon Mark Garvin, in memory of Mike McCarthy, and Ginny Charles Gear and Ann Lee Morgan Jeanne Geskes Carole D. Green Ann and Glenn Haig Shaina and Nathaniel P. Hamilton Nancy Kane Barbara and Jerry Kaplan George F. Koch, Jr. and Santo A. DiDonato

Thomas and Anne Kohn Mary Ellen Krober John and Melissa Lore Theresa Mader and David Suter Phyllis and Fred Magaziner, in honor of Bob and Nancy Elfant Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Sally Mallory Norman and Cynthia Martin, in memory of Richard Repetto Donald Martin, in memory of Richard Repetto Gloria McNutt Sally Mercer Kathleen Nelson and John Kromer Jennifer Potts Daniel Promislo Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Robin Reisman Marilyn Sanborne and Richard Labowskie Philip and Susan Schlegel Joseph and Louise Shaffer James Shew Roy and Lee Shubert Gayle and David Smith, in memory of Michele Decker James L. Smith Nicholas A. Spennato and Charlotte S. Roede Marilyn and Dean Staats Harold and Emily Starr Kathleen Stephenson Stephen and Kathy Thompson Edna and Stephen Vasso Julie D. Williams Tom and Jackie Zemaitis

$250-$499 Anonymous (4) Judith Auritt Klein

To join or for more information, please contact Lauren Hughes, Director of Development at 215.922.8900 x149

or lhughes@ardentheatre.org


Thank You to Our Supporters Ellen Baxter and Robert Kavash Ron and Joyce Bayer Richard and Eileen Bazelon Richard and Joan Behr Patricia and Tom Bender Tom and Pat Bender Jay and Nancy Berkowitz Doris and Aaron Bitman Linda and Alden Blyth Viola Bostic Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Mary Pat Boyle Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Jessica Calter and Michael Fenton Anthony and Jaque Camp Jacqueline Campbell Chip Capelli Caroline Castagno Mary Chomitz Marc and Margie Cohen John Cooke Nancy DeLucia Rhonda Dickey Tika Djerassi and The Djerassi Foundation Colleen Grace Donofrio Lucille Drake The Drew Family, in memory of Rose Engelmyer Kathleen Duffy Sheila Dyan and Charles A. Gaglia, Jr. Jonathan and Ella Edwards Barry and Beth Evans Anne Ewers Paul and Judy Farber Nicholas K. Fox Fran Freedman and Jon Blum Paula Fuchsberg Steven Fukuchi and Laura Offutt George and Dona Garrettson Lawrence Goren

Bob and Jan Goren William and Virginia Gormley Marylyn Goutmann Betty and Gary Grunder Dona and Curt Haltiwanger Mary and Bill Hangley Wendy Hibberd Richard and Barbara Hirsh Jay Horrow Glenna Huls Jean and Edd Hyde Aram and Jackie Jerrehian Philip and Marge Kalodner Ginny and Len Karabell Phyllis Kauffman Susan Kellogg and Dick Hoffman David Kim John and Cheryl Kirby Christina and Harold Klein Barbara and Leonard Klinghoffer Steven Knepper George Koch Bernadette Koller Marilyn and David Kraut Joyce Laskin Richard Lee Reinsel Lesher, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel David and Deborah Lesher Warren and Arline Lieberman Kim and David Lipetz Perry Watts and Samuel Litwin John and Martha Lubell George and Judy McCarthy John McCormick and Ken Schmitt Missy and Bob McQuiston Alan and Susan Miller Madeline Miller and Gordon Leggett Douglas and Fredaricka Moffitt Robert Morris, in memory of Richard W. Repetto

Theodore and Theresa Munz Kenneth and Susan Myers Lora and Michael Northen Paul Nutaitis and Robert Clark Matt and Judy Ochs Brenda J. Oliphant Barbara and Don Parman Clifford Pearlman and Lynn Marks Jane G. Pepper Valerie Pipano David Plante, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Dulcie Romm Sandy Portnoy, in honor of Sydney Portnoy Ilene and Coleman Poses Mary Jo Reilly Alice Reyes and David Glancey Rachel Reynolds James and Mary Ann Rich Gary and Robin Risler Bernard and Camille Rosenberg Daniel and Faye Ross John and Melanie Rowley Adelle Rubin Carole M. and Irwin C. Saft Lawrence and Phyllis Sager Harold and Sharon Schwalm Heather Spears Roy and Corinne Stahl Rita and Neil Stevens Robert Stewart and Barbara Barnett-Stewart Sheila Vaidya, in memory of David Schu Helene and Bill Van Hoeven Lewis and Hella Volgenau Jeannette and William Webb Donna and Andrew Wechsler Marlene Weinberg Vivian J. Weinblatt

The Legacy Society

Arden Theatre Company would like to recognize the following supporters who have included the Arden in their wills or estate plans. Their planned gift provides support which will help sustain the Arden’s work for decades to come. Anonymous Ms. Peggy Anderson* Stanley Baurys* Jane Berryman Louis Bluver Mary and Charles Burr Pearl M. Carpel Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Ellis Ginsberg*

Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefe Suzanne and James Hill Mary Ellen Krober William Loeb Donald Martin and Richard Repetto* Madeline Portnoy Dr. Harry Rosenthal Marilyn and Dean Staats

*denotes deceased supporter

We hope you will consider including the Arden in your will or estate plans. To be recognized as a member of the Legacy Society or with questions regarding planned giving, please contact Lauren Hughes Director of Development at 215.922.8900 ext. 149.


Thank You to Our Supporters Joann White and William Beckett Richard Willis and Linda Hartnett James Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodcock Paul Yaros James Zug

$125-$249 Anonymous (2) Barbara Abrahams CW Henry School Janet and Roger Alwang Drs. Rita Axelrod and Howard Naidech Sylva Baker George and Judith Balock Sally and Mo Barron Pamela and Kenneth Barroway Susan Becker and Aaron Rubin Lisa and Joseph Becker Bonnie Bell Timothy Berger Thomas Blackburn Benjamin and Libby Blank Allen G. Bonner Judith Borie, in honor of Lee van de Velde Marcia Bower Michael P. Boyle Eadie and Allan Brooks Ann and David Brownlee Harold and Camille Buchanan, in memory of Camille Buchanan Stephen and Eleanor Bulova Leah Chaplin and Eileen Gildea Scott and Nelly Childress Monica and Sung Jin Choi Saul and Sandra Clair Annemarie F. Clarke and David L. Buch Rhoda Coben Steve and Helene Cohen Dr. Marie Conn, in memory of Alice and Ira Conn Elizabeth P. Cornman Sandra and James Corry Nancy and Michael Davis Daniel P. Devlin The Blue Moon Sisters, in honor of Jean Markovitz Mr. and Mrs. Stuart and Diana Donaldson Ellen Dooneief Michael Dotsey Darrell Dotson Beverly Dubin Wallace and Joanne Dyer Paul and Mary Lynn Ellis Brynn Evans Anne and Steven Fassler Adam Foxx Kenneth and Cecile Frank John and Elaine Frank Jon Blum and Frances Freedman

Greg Gephart Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefe Daryl Graham Paul Green Robin Greene Susan Greene and Kathleen Sheridan Rick Greenstein and Claudia Tesoro Marsha Gross and Paul Siegel Marcia Halbert Ona and Stephen Hamilton Brian Hanna Andrew and Michele Harbison Carol Hauptfuhrer Sue and Doug Heckrotte, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Betsy and Ted Hershberg Heidi Hertfelder Daniel and Monica Hilferty Terry Hirshorn Daniel and Dorothy Hofer Michael J. Hozik and Margaert L. Rea Margaret Huntsman David Ingram and Melanye Finister Dr. and Mrs. William and Nancy Jantsch Jackie Jefferson Sarah C. and Joe Jordan Sandi Karlson Douglas and Ruth Keating Kate Kidder Doerr Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Barbara Kieran Rick Kiley and Meital Waibsnaider Alan and Elaine Klawans Patricia and Charles Kling Walter Kraft and Deborah Hung Barry and Janet Kushner Marilyn Kutler and Ira Silberman David Ladov Marion Laffey-Ferry, in memory of Richard Repetto Bob and Mary Lawler Linda L. Lenard Alan and Susan Levin Bob and Lynn Levitt Craig and Stephanie Lewis Susan and Philip Lipkin Laurel and Robert Lipshutz Linda and Dan Litwin Barbara and Bob Maerten Lynn and Joe Manko Mary Ellen Marzullo Rosalie Matzkin Kenneth and Margery Maurer Linda McAleer and Maitlon Russell Faith and Arthur McDowell Michelle McFarlane Cheryl Meyer Marianne Miller Paul and Lee Miller Ellen Monsees John and Gina Moore Martha Moore Stephen and Janet Mullin

Bonnie and Eliot Nierman Etta and Chuck Nissman Betsy Oliphant Mr. Larry Pace Mr. Richard Pariseau Michael and Judy Paul Marcia Paullin John and Judith Peakes Ann and Andrew Perch Stephen Platt and Robin Schaufler Martha Platt and Marlis Kraft David and Amy Pollack Dr. Nancy Post Janet Poth Preston Family Ms. Aneira Puttaswamy Miriam Reimel and Jack Sirott Leslie Rescorla and Thomas Achenbach Mx. Pax Ressler John and Claire Rodgers Chris Rosario, in honor of Mya Klein Kenneth and Shelley Rosenberg Richard and Anne Rosenberg Edwin and Sally Rosenthol Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Bernard and Barbara Ruekgauer Ruth and Marvin Sachs Bill and Joan Saidel David and Margie Saland Alexandra Samuels and Peter Kohn David Scheibe Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour Bobbie and Al Schmidt Brian Schu Warren and Carole Lee Schwomeyer Mary Ellen and Bob Scott Karen and Bob Serenbetz Lori Severino Polly Shaffer Crystal Shannon Elaine Sherman Lenore Sherman Jim and Cathy Shippen John and Maryann Shivers Ellen and Mickey Simon Robert and Harriet Singer Judith Skillings The Smith Family Barbara and Steven Speece Joel Spiller Usha Srinivasan Susan Cook and Jeff Staikoff Megan Staples JD Stokely Corinne Stone Lalitha Swart, in honor of Jean Markowitz John Tarves Lorraine Toji Claire and Paul Toy Linda M H Traver Lisa Trucksess


Thank You to Our Supporters April Tvarok John Urofsky William Vogel, in memory of Richard Repetto Emily and Charles Wagner Debbie and Tom Walker Susan and Tom Walther Tom and Beth Warms Mr. Thomas Watkins Wayne Watson, in memory of Hazel and Edward S. Watson, Jr. Jeannine and David Webber Oscar Weber, in memory of Wallburga E. Weber Elizabeth Weinreb Thomas and Dawn Weiss Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Marie Zartler and William Klump

$75-$124 Anonymous (6) Anonymous, in honor of Anne Cook and Russ Troyer Emely Aiken Dr. Alison Anderson Kay and Scott Armstrong Jose Aviles Dr. and Mrs. Stuart and Elaine Baer Wade Bailey Dr. Donald Bakove and Margaret G. McLaughlin Samuel and Judith Barbush Pat Basilicato

Carolyn and George Bassett David Beech Linda and Melanie Belinsky Mr. and Mrs. David and Nancy Bergman Constance and Richard W. Berman Charlotte Biddle Fern and Robert Billet Jocelyn Block Patricia Bourke and Robert Downie, in honor of Jason Slavick and Liars & Believers Hazel Bowers Leslie Bowman, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Frank Boyer Judith Broudy Michael P. Buckley Kathleen Buckley, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Carol Buettger and Allen Bonner Donna Burkholder Eli Cameron Barbara Carmine Paul and Kate Carpenter Lucy Carroll and Robert Mccaffrey William and Lillian Cassel Alice Chittenden Barbara Ciesla Robert and Sandy Clay Bauer Charlotte Cody Mark Cohen and Marty Johnson Judith Cohen

John and Mary Ann Collett Rick and Carol Collier Ms. Patricia Comfort Richard and Janet Conn Ms Cheryll Conway, in memory of Constance Marrone Janet Cook S Gerald Corso, in memory of Richard Repetto B. Karen Coyne John and Fern Culhane April Cummings Karen Cuzzolino Barbara Daneluzzi Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Helen D'Angelo Don and Kathy Dantonio in honor of Jean Markovitz Howard and Barbara Davis, in memory of Rose Engelmyer Robert and Bonnie DeAngelo Rita and Grace Denbo Mr. David Devan, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Miriam and Samuel Diamond Lawrence Difranco Gerald and Ellen DiPinto Ruby Dowd and Angela Dowd Burton Ray and Ellen Doyle Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Geraldine Duclow John and Lois S. Durso Patricia Eames


Thank You to Our Supporters Joan Earley Linda and Nick Eiteljorg Linda Ellsworth Wendy Epstein and James Steiker Ted and Joann Erfer Mark and Rene Feitelson Charlotte T. Feldman Ruth Ferber Joan Finger John and Nancy Fischer Joan and Aron Fisher Mrs. Pamela Fisk Ms. Judy Frank Judy and Richard Franken Ms. Mary Frantz James I. Frazer Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Helene Freidman Paula Freilich Paul Friedman Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Patricia and Jim Fritz Brenda Furtak Jennie and Michael Gallagher Ofelia Garcia Eileen and William Gemmell Blossom Gica Steven and Susan Glauser Peggy Glover Ms. Joan Gmitter Becca Goland-Van Ryn and Leah Kahn

Jerry Goldberg Paul and Kathleen Goldenberg Brian Goldsmith Mr. and Mrs. Harvey and Mary Goldstein Maxwell Gorson Diane Graboyes Mary Jo Grdina Kathleen Greenacre Gladys Greenfield Adele A. Greenspun Patricia Greer Grace Grillet and Rich Eagan Priscilla Grosick Trudy and Paul Gulterman Leigh Gustafson Marlane and Harvey Guttmann Nicole Hackel Michael Hairston, in memory of Richard Repetto Sue Harasink Huntley Hardison, MD and Marge Niven, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Libby Harwitz and Burton Blender Beverly Hayden and James Taylor Angela and Michael Hennessey Colin Hennesy and Dr. Jeremy Cohen Herbert and Gayl Henze Ruth Herd Susan Herron

Alice Hershberger National Nursing Centers Consortium, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Marlene Hilkowitz Deborah Hluchan, in memory of Edith Freeman Lisa and Bill Hoffman James and Hollie Holt Jean and LW Homeier Esther and Robert Hornik Donna and Bill Hower Thomas Hurster and Jacqueline Salmon Irvin and Janet Hurwitz Richard Izard and Helen Angelina Charles and Rebecca Johnson Shari and Andrew Johnson Timothy and Carol Johnson William Jordan Joshi and Fioretos Family Kevin and Jennifer Julian Anthony and Joanne Kahn Anne Kasprinski David Kaufman and Nicole Kahn Margaret Keller Kristy Kelly Marjorie Epps Kennedy Margaret Kerr Maria Kiernan Lorraine and David Kilmer


Thank You to Our Supporters Margarita and Peter Kind Caren and Brian Kirschner Richard and Marcia Klafter Kenneth Klein Harold and Maris Kobb Kristen Koenigsbauer, in honor of Lauren Hughes Jerry and Deena Koffler Ina Li and Michael Kostal Vicki Kramer Melvin and Rhoda S. Kreiner Andrew Kurovsky Andrew Lees Stewart Leftow Garry Lennon Ms. Ruth Levikoff Natalie Levkovich Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Lisa Linder and Richard Grossman Karen Lisker Wally Loeb J. Lyttle Steve Fischer and Tobi Mackler Whit MacLaughlin Donald and Nancy Maclay Brenda and Richard Mandel, in honor of Charlie Rose Bob and Sue Ann Marburg Renee and Milton Margulies Mary and Jack Markov

Joseph Markovitz and Nancy Kramer, in honor of Jean Markovitz Eileen Mccomb Anne McHugh Kathleen McKinley Lorraine and Bruce McMahon Kathy McMaster Celeste T. McMenamin Tom and Helen McNutt Arthur and Sallie Melvin Helen Mengel, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Barbara Miller Sylvia R. Miller Francis Mitchell Jeff and Maxine Morgan Elizabeth Fernandez-Vina and Adam Mussel Charline and Jack Neigh Elesa Nelson Joan Heyne Nerenberg Andrew Norton Frances Novack Janet and Dennis Novack Linda Osler Stanton Oswald Karin and Tom Pajak Robert and Sydney Pasternack Robert Peck F. Laurence Pethick

Donald and Carol Plank Lois and Paul Plotnick Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza John Pontician R. Brooke and Linda Porch Mary Pugh and the Montgomery Bar Association, in memory of Richard Repetto Linda Putnam Erat Ms. Linda Quam Mark and Karen Reber Abi and Craig Reed Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Jon and Karen Richter Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell Lorraine Riesenbach Elizabeth R. and William H. Rivers, Jr. Linda Robinson Ph.D. and Peter Krill J. William Robling Michael Rogers, in memory of Richard Repetto Maxine Rosen J. Randall Rosensteel Marcia Rosner Carolyn Rosner Martin and Sue Rubel Mitchell Russell Judy Ruttenberg, in honor of Charlie Rose Roberta Sampson


Thank You to Our Supporters Kim and Ross Schmucki Mary Ellen and Carl Schneider Perlita and Frank Schorfheide Ms. Adeline Schultz Irene and Marvin Schuman Hideko Secrest Kathy and Richard Sexton Craig Sheetz Jan and Tom Showler Neil and Cheryl Shusterman Donald and Marilyn Silberberg Bart and Sandy Silverman, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Glenn and Mary Simmons Jo Ann and Richard Simon Barry Simpson and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, in memory of Richard Repetto Carleene and David Slowik Jay Snyderman Paula Solomon Margaret R. Spencer Stephen and Esther Springer Arthur and Marcia Staddon Mr Michael Starr Daniel and Judith Steiker

Dylan Steinberg Ruth and David Steinman Karen Strauss Jordan Strauss, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Sally Switzer Daniel Szyld and Kathleen Ross Robert W Tafel Jr Cecilia Tannenbaum Richard and Anne Tax Marion and Richard Taxin Joseph Terry Marian Tracey Frank Trotta William and Mary Tsiouris Brenda Freitag and Chet Tuthill Linda Tyler Constance Villiers Eric Moss and Margaret von Mehren Ian Wachstein and Michele Zeldner Ann Mintz and Clifford Wagner Cathryn and Thomas Walsh Marisa Waxman Charlotte and Dr. Carroll Weinberg Bob Weinberg and Eleanor Wilner Dr. Harold M. Weiner

Shelly and Fred Weiner Helen and Harry Weinheimer Constance West Harold and Janet Whaling Steve and Jan Whittaker Ann and Doug Wilkerson Doris Williams Kent and Jean Williams, in memory of Edith Freeman Peter and Nancy Wood Sam and Kuna Yankell Dr. Herbert and Carol Zemble Rebecca and James Zug * Denotes gift made through the United Way ** Denotes a deceased supporter + Denotes gift of goods or services ^ Includes a matching gift List represents gifts made between August 1, 2015 through November 1, 2016

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2016/17 Dining Partners

When dining in Old City, we recommend these restaurants that support the Arden! All offer a special discount to Arden patrons. Please ask your server for details. 2ND STORY BREWING

NICK’S ROAST BEEF BAR AND GRILLE

CAMPO’S

PANORAMA RISTORANTE

117 Chestnut St.• 267.314.5770 www.2ndstorybrewing.com

16 S. 2nd Street • 215.928.9411 www.nicksroastbeefbarandgrille.com

214 Market Street • 215.923.1000 www.camposdeli.com

14 N. Front Street • 215.922.7800 www.panoramaristorante.com

CHLÖE

PINOT BOUTIQUE

232 Arch Street • 215.629.2337 www.chloebyob.com

CONTINENTAL

138 Market Street • 215.923.6069 www.continentalmartinibar.com

CUBA LIBRE

10 S. 2nd Street • 215.627.0666 www.cubalibrerestaurant.com

FORK

306 Market Street • 215.625.9425 www.forkrestaurant.com

THE FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN

116 Market Street • 215.627.1899 www.franklinfountain.com

HIGH STREET ON MARKET 308 Market street • 215.625.0988 www.highstreetonmarket.com

227 Market Street • 215.627.WINE www.pinotboutique.com

THE PLOUGH & THE STARS 123 Chestnut Street • 215.733.0300 www.ploughstars.com

POSITANO COAST BY ALDO LAMBERTI 212 Walnut Street 2nd Floor • 215.238.0499 www.positanocoast.net

RACE STREET CAFÉ

208 Race Street • 215.627.6181 www.racestreetcafe.net

SHANE CONFECTIONERY

110 Market Street • 215.922.1048 www.shanecandies.com

WISTER

26 N. 3rd St.• 267.239.5900 www.wisterbyob.com

LUNA CAFE

317 Market Street • 215.309.3140 www.lunaphilly.com

For complete restaurant descriptions visit: ardentheatre.org/dining


Board and Committee Members Board of Directors David Fryman, President Nancy Burd, Vice President Holly Kinser, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Brian Abernathy Rhonda Ball Rayenne Chen Joy L. De JesĂşs Nancy Elfant Robert Elfant Steven Engelmyer Jeanne Fisher Elizabeth H. Gemmill Darrel German Albert M. Greenfield, III N. Peter Hamilton Joanne Harmelin Richard L. Maimon Dr. Saifuddin T. Mama John J. McCawley Amy L. Murphy Terrence J. Nolen Kristen Phillips Charles H. Rose Monica Horan Rosenthal H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Steve Wolfson Diane Dalto Woosnam Ellen Yin

The Cornerstone Society Frederick W. Anton, III Gerard J. Conway, Sr. Carole Haas Gravagno Aaron Posner Board Executive Committee David Fryman, chair Nancy Burd Michael A. Donato Nancy Elfant N. Peter Hamilton Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Board Development Committee Robert Elfant, chair Brian Abernathy Joy L. De JesĂşs Michael Donato N. Peter Hamilton Eileen Heisman Holly Kinser Lee van de Velde Diane Dalto Woosnam Personnel Committee David Fryman, chair Elizabeth H. Gemmill Albert M. Greenfield, III Charles H. Rose

MAKE MEMORIES.

Engagement Committee Lee van de Velde, co-chair Rhonda Ball Nancy Burd Anne Cook Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser Steve Wolfson

Arden Theatre Company wishes to thank: East End Salon

Facilities Committee H. Hetherington Smith, chair Mike Green James Kronzer Richard L. Maimon John J. McCawley Chris van de Velde Finance Committee Michael A. Donato, chair Nancy Burd Ellen P. Foster Elizabeth H. Gemmill Kristen Phillips Harvey Swedloff Steve Wolfson Master Storyteller Award Selection Committee Eileen Heisman, co chair Nancy Burd, co chair Rayenne Chen Monica Rosenthal David Fryman

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Staff Producing Artistic Director............................................................................................................. Terrence J. Nolen Associate Artistic Director.............................................................................................................. Matthew Decker Commissioned Playwrights........................................................................Greg Banks, James Ijames, Lorene Cary Artistic Assistant...........................................................................................................................................Sarah Scafidi Managing Director.................................................................................................................................. Amy L. Murphy General Manager......................................................................................................................................... John Grassey Director of Finance and Administration.............................................................................Courtney Spiker Martin Associate General Manager...............................................................................................................Mary Beth Simon General Management Assistant.................................................................................................................Regina Haigh Arden Professional Apprentices...................................................Aaron Shown, Alison Howard, Jess McPhillips Krysten Schmelzer, Madeline Jones, Mandy Katz Paige Farestveit, Rudy Gerson Director of Marketing and Communications...................................................................................... Stephen Rapp Marketing Manager.............................................................................................................................. Rebecca Cureton Art Director.................................................................................................................................................Kristy Giballa Publicist................................................................................................................................................Christine Kozsuch Communications and Group Sales Manager.........................................................................................Gilberto Vega Development Director...........................................................................................................................Lauren Hughes Development Manager...................................................................................................................................... Mimi Fox Development Assistant................................................................................................................................. Will Freske Development Intern..................................................................................................................................... Molly Given Director of Arden Drama School.............................................................................................................Sam Pedings Director of Education Outreach..................................................................................................................JosĂŠ AvilĂŠs Arden Teaching Artists..............................................................Madison Auch, Kala Moses Baxter, Terry Brennan, Rachel Camp, Taysha Canales, Peter Andrew Danzig, Matt Decker, Tara Demmy, Bryant Edwards, Eliana Fabiyi, Will Freske, Terrell Green, TJ Harris, Alex Keiper, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Matthew Mastronardi, Emily Mattison, Christina May, Amanda Morton, Bi Jean Ngo, Daniel Park, Jenna Pinchbeck, Katie Sink, Jenna Stelmok, Jenson Titus Box Office Manager.................................................................................................................................. Corey Masson Assistant Box Office Manager.............................................................................................................Bryant Edwards House Manager................................................................................................................................................ Kaitlyn Ide Front of House Assistants.............................................Galen Blanzaco, Ryane Beutler, Ryann Carey,Vicki Daly, Amma Dorman, Matt Falance, Katie Frazer, Chelsey Gaskin, Aubrey McKinney, Kimie Muroya, Ali Pajonk, Jesse Poe, Ethan Polson, JD Stokely, Amanda Robinson, Jack Tamburri Production Manager............................................................................................................................. Courtney Riggar Technical Director................................................................................................................................... Glenn Perlman Master Carpenter/Shop Foreman...........................................................................................................Justin Romeo Master Electrician................................................................................................................................. Martin Stutzman Costume Supervisor..................................................................................................................................Amanda Wolff Properties Master............................................................................................................................... Christopher Haig Charge Scenic Artist.........................................................................................................................Kristina Chadwick Stage Managers.................................................................................. Alec E. Ferrell, Kate Nelson, Katie Ringwood Assistants to the Stage Manager..................................................................................Jess McPhillips, Aaron Shown Follow Spots............................................................................................................................Erika Graff, Matt Falance Audio Engineer.......................................................................................................................................... John Kolbinski Wardrobe Supervisor...............................................................................................................................Rebecca Rose Carpenters....................................................................................................................................................... Flora Vassar Electricians..........................................................................................Flora Vassar, Georgia Schlessman, Liz Nugent Stitchers.........................................................................................................................Rufus Cottman, Sarah Mitchell Assistant Lighting Designer...................................................................................................................Amanda Jensen Stage Management Intern............................................................................................Matt Falance, Jackie Leibowitz Scenic Construction Intern......................................................................................................................Lo McDowell Costume Intern....................................................................................................................................... Muriel Mangual Props Intern............................................................................................................................................... John Wendling


COMING THIS SPRING:

Based on a Scottish legend, THE LIGHT PRINCESS tells the story of a teenager who is born with a curse: she has no gravity of any kind – in addition to having no feelings for others, she floats in the air, unable to ever touch the ground. This is a very funny new musical filled with wonderful characters and amazing new songs. Not only will the cast sing and bring all of the characters to life, they will also play all of the musical instruments: piano, accordion, mandolin, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, ukulele (and maybe even more!) THE LIGHT PRINCESS celebrates the power of music to ignite our imagination, get us to stomp our feet, and make our spirits soar. If you liked A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD, come back to the Arden this spring when our brand new musical takes flight!

THE LIGHT PRINCESS A world premiere! Adapted from the story by George MacDonald Book and Lyrics by Tony Lawton Music by Alex Bechtel Directed by Steve Pacek April 5 - May 28 THE LIGHT PRINCESS will be directed by Snail! Well, actually, not by Snail, but by the actor who plays Snail: Steve Pacek. Steve has been in many Arden Children's Theatre shows, including playing Mrs. Gorf in SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL and Mouse in IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. He also co-directed THE CAT IN THE HAT. Steve is a great actor and a great director, and we're excited to have him bring this new musical to life. Director Steve Pacek


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A Year With Frog And Toad Stagebill  

ARDEN CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS A Year with Frog and Toad Music by Robert Reale Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale Developed by Adrianne Lo...

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