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C H A R L E S TO N S TAG E AT T H E H I S TO R I C D O C K S T R E E T T H E AT R E 34TH SEASON • WELLS FARGO PRESENTS CHIC AGO

SEPTEMBER 2 - 18, 2011


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“We are pleased to make this grant to the Charleston Stage Company,” said Len Hutchison, Market President for Wells Fargo in Charleston. “Wells Fargo takes pride in supporting Charleston, as well as the arts in our local communities. Our goal is to help build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference.”


Julian Wiles, Founder and Producing Artistic Director Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director

Wells Fargo Presents

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins Directed by Marybeth Clark Musical Direction by Amanda Wansa • Choreography by Cara Dolan Scenic and Lighting Design by Julian Wiles • Costume Design by Barbara Young Production Stage Manager Hannah Kugelmann TheatreWings Apprentice Stage Manager Shelby Smith TheatreWings Apprentice Assistant Stage Manager Sam Book Fr Sept. 2 7:30pm Sa Sept. 3 7:30pm Su Sept. 4 3:00pm

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Director’s Notes Chicago is one of the most revived Broadway musicals ever produced. The 2002 film revival won six Academy Awards including best picture and the current revival now on Broadway (which won the Tony for Best Revival) has been playing to packed houses since 1996. Why such acclaim for a musical about two gals who go bad? The reason, of course, is because Chicago is about much much more. Certainly the longevity of the show is due to the dazzling Kander and Ebb score and the amazing Fosse inspired choreography, but I think the musical Chicago lives on and on because it tells a sizzling and saucy story that could be ripped right out of today’s headlines. The idea of a musical about murderesses that become media darlings does sound like a crazy idea but have you seen cable news or reality TV lately? We often think that the blur between the infamous and the famous began in the digital age, but the tabloid headlines from Roaring Twenties Chicago tells a different story. Media circuses have been with us for a long time, and with each new outrageous crime, we all know a coast to coast media frenzy is sure to follow, then after that probably a book and a reality TV Series. Of course, Kander and Ebb realized that this was nothing new. Chicago’s composer and lyricist were intrigued at how 1920’s tabloid news spilled over into the world of show-business with former jailbirds often literally “singing for their supper” on vaudeville stages from New York to Kalamazoo. And famous trials from the Scopes Monkey Trial to the Lindbergh baby kidnapping being broadcast on radio for the first time, captivated the nation and soon became the mainstay of radio and newspaper journalism. They sold papers and drew listeners by the millions. Crime and the reporting of crime became big businesses. As legendary defense lawyer Billy Flynn says in the middle of Chicago, “These trials... the whole world... it’s all... show business.” We’ve tried to put the media circus front and center in our production of Chicago, but don’t worry, the legendary song and dance routines remain in the center ring. The razzle dazzle is all there, but listen closely and you will, as Billy Flynn says, “hear the truth above the roar.” Marybeth Clark Associate Artistic Director

Special Thanks Special thanks to the Charleston Stage Scene and Costume Shop Volunteers, especially Barbara McGrath, Andy Young, and Paul McCrae for helping with Chicago costumes. Also, special thanks to Brian Porter for designing the newspaper posters.

Charleston Stage is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American Theatre. Charleston Stage’s productions are made possible in part by grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission, a state agency which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Charleston; the County of Charleston; the City of North Charleston and contributions from friends like you. www.charlestonstage.com | (843) 577-7183 | 5


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Dock Street Theatre • America’s First Theatre The Historic Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre, was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. Originally constructed in 1736 on the corner of Church Street and Dock Street (now Queen Street), the original Dock Street Theatre was probably destroyed by the Great Fire of 1740. In 1809, the elegant Planter’s Hotel was built on this site. After the Civil War, the Planter’s Hotel fell into disrepair and was slated for demolition. But in 1935, after Milton Pearlstine made the property available to the City of Charleston and at the urging of the mayor and other prominent citizens, the building was selected for a Depression Era WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. At that time, a new performance space modeled on 18th century London playhouses was constructed within the shell of the old Planters Hotel, the hotel’s lobby serving as the lobby of the new theatre. After being closed for two centuries, the Historic Dock Street Theatre re-opened in 1937 and quickly became the centerpiece of the Charleston arts scene. In 2010 following a three year, $19 million dollar renovation by the City of Charleston, the Historic Dock Street Theatre once again re-opened to reclaim its place as the jewel in Charleston’s artistic crown. Today the Historic Dock Street Theatre hosts some of Charleston’s finest performing arts organizations, including Spoleto Festival USA. Charleston Stage, which became the resident professional theatre at the Dock Street Theatre in 1978, produces over 120 performances here. Each season Charleston Stage plays to an audience of more than 42,000 patrons, including more than 20,000 South Carolina students who enjoy special school day performances throughout the year.

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Parking at Dock Street Theatre All streets surrounding Dock Street Theatre have parking restrictions. Please be aware of signage. It is enforced. We suggest that patrons park in City garages or lots near the theatre.

Charleston Stage commissioned premiere Charleston artist Jonathan Green, an internationally acclaimed visual artist, to produce a “Grand Show Curtain” exclusively for Charleston Stage’s return to the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Prints of Green’s “Window of Wonder” are available for sale at the Box Office. Unsigned Prints $25 • Signed $100 8 | (843) 577-7183 | www.charlestonstage.com

Patrons will receive a $5 flat fee parking rate on Charleston Stage performance days at the King and Queen Street City Garage. Patrons must present ticket stubs in order to receive this special rate. Dock Street Theatre does have a loading zone in front of the theatre on Church Street where patrons can drop off and pick up their party. There is a police officer on duty to help regulate traffic flow for every Charleston Stage performance.


TheatreSchool Acting Classes and Outreach Workshops Acting Classes 200+ students attend acting classes after school. Charleston Stage’s TheatreSchool offers classes year round for students from kindergarten through high school at Charleston Stage’s Mount Pleasant Studio. Acting classes for students of all ages and abilities are taught by members of Charleston Stage’s Professional Resident Acting Company. Classes range from beginning classes, performance workshops, and performance troupes. Classes culminate in mini-performances held at Charleston Stage’s Mt. Pleasant Studios. Tuition scholarships are available for need-based students.

OutReach Workshops 2000+ students enjoy these enriching workshops that are led by members of Charleston Stage’s Professional Resident Acting Company. Charleston Stage’s Resident Actors bring live theatre to area schools through special outreach workshops each season. Using hands-on theatre techniques, they teach academic subjects, enhance lesson plans, and enrich the classroom experience in such areas as: understanding Shakespeare and the Brown vs. Board of Education case.

Register for classes online at charlestonstage.com. For more information contact Marybeth Clark, Director of Education at (843) 647-7371 or mclark@charlestonstage.com.

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Charleston Stage Leadership Julian Wiles

Founder and Producing Artistic Director Director, designer, and playwright Julian Wiles founded Charleston Stage, Charleston’s resident professional theatre company in1978. It has since grown into South Carolina’s largest professional theatre and one of the state’s largest arts institutions. Over the past 33 years Wiles has directed and designed more than 200 productions and penned 27 original plays and musicals for the company. Wiles continues to serve as the company’s Producing Artistic Director, heading a staff of 12 full-time theatre professionals. Mr. Wiles, a South Carolina native, grew up on a cotton farm in Ft. Motte, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University, received a history degree from the College of Charleston in 1974 and an MFA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. Mr. Wiles has written or adapted 27 original plays and musicals for the company including The Boy Who Stole the Stars, Nevermore: Edgar Allen Poe, the Final Mystery, The Seat of Justice, Denmark Vesey: Insurrection, Gershwin at Folly, Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus, Helium, and most recently Inga Binga. Julian Wiles is a recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, the highest honor in the arts which is awarded by the South Carolina Arts Commission. Mr. Wiles is also a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Marybeth Clark

Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education Marybeth Clark, Charleston Stage’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education, is in her thirteenth season with Charleston Stage. Mrs. Clark has a degree in theatre/ performance from the University of South Florida. She worked as an actor in professional theatres throughout the Southeast for ten years before settling in Charleston in 1994 where she was a member of the theatre faculty at Charleston County’s School of the Arts for middle and high school students. As an actor for Charleston Stage, Ms. Clark has appeared in Helium, Moon Over Buffalo, You Can’t Take It With You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Steel Magnolias, and A Christmas Carol. Each summer Ms. Clark directs Charleston Stage’s SummerStage Musical Theatre Camp for more than 60 young people. Productions have included Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical the Musical, Disney’s Aladdin, Disney’s High School Musical, Guys and Dolls Jr., Bugsy Malone Jr., and Willy Wonka Jr. Ms. Clark has directed more than a dozen MainStage and Family Series shows for Charleston Stage, most recently, Hairspray, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Blue, and The Original Peter Pan.

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The Cast (In alphabetical order) Jerrad Aker................................................................................................................................................................ Doctor/Dancer Sarah Callahan............................................................................................................................................................June (Squish) Megan Cammer.................................................................................................................................................. Hunyak (Uh-uh) Rashad-Dalao Tyrone Coles.............................................................................................................................. Aaron/Dancer Beth Curley................................................................................................................................................................Mary Sunshine Crystin Gilmore......................................................................................................................................Matron Mama Morton Josh Harris*......................................................................................................................................................................... Amos Hart Jackie Kirchhoff...................................................................................................................................................Mona (Lipschitz) Jillian Kuhl*........................................................................................................................................................................Velma Kelly Anthony Massarotto................................................................................................................................. Court Clerk/Dancer Vanessa Moyen*...............................................................................................................................................................Roxie Hart Nicholas Piccola.........................................................................................................................................................Harry/Dancer Derek T. Pickens*...............................................................................................................................................................Billy Flynn Brian J. Porter...................................................................................................................... Sergeant Fogerty/Juror/Dancer Allison Schnake................................................................................................................................................................ Annie (Six) Luciana Vincion..................................................................................................................................................................... Liz (Pop) Tyler Anne Wilson............................................................................................................................................... Go-To-Hell-Kitty Gabriel Wright*............................................................................................................................................ Fred Casely/Dancer * Member of Charleston Stage’s Resident Professional Acting Company

The Production Staff Director......................................................................................................................................................................Marybeth Clark Musical Director..................................................................................................................................................Amanda Wansa Choreographer.............................................................................................................................................................. Cara Dolan Lighting and Set Designer..................................................................................................................................... Julian Wiles Costumer................................................................................................................................................................... Barbara Young Properties Master..................................................................................................................................... Michael Christensen Set Construction.........................................................................................................Michael and Stefanie Christensen Scenic Intern/Scenic Charge..................................................................................................................Carolyn Hampton Production Stage Manager................................................................................................................Hannah Kugelmann Costume Intern..................................................................................................................................Gabrielle Von Copeland TheatreWings Apprentice Stage Manager.............................................................................................. Shelby Smith TheatreWings Apprentice Assistant Stage Manager.................................................................................Sam Book TheatreWings Apprentice Deck Crew......................Brooke Bazemore, Prentice Clark, and Ray Nugent Union Steward & Light Board Operator....................................................................................................... Chris Russell Union Fly Men.............................................................................................. Michael Christensen and Marty Durham Sound Board Operator..................................................................................................................................................Joey Ferri Sound Support..............................................................................................................................................................NBS Sound

The Orchestra Amanda Wansa - Piano 1; Larry Crosswell - Piano 2; Adam Parrot - Drums/Percussion; John Kennedy - Bass; Jason Bellack - Reed 1; Bobby Weidick - Reed 2; William McSweeney - Trombone; Dan Bellack - Trumpet www.charlestonstage.com | (843) 577-7183 | 15


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Scenes ACT ONE Scene 1............................................................................................................................Chicago, Illinois. The Late 1920’s. Scene 2...........................................................................................................................The Bedroom. Three Hours Later. Scene 3....................................................................................................................................................................................... Limbo Scene 4....................................................................................................................................................................................... Limbo Scene 5..................................................................................................................................................................................... The Jail Scene 6................................................................................................................................................................The Visitor’s Area Scene 7....................................................................................................................................................................................... Limbo Scene 8...........................................................................................................................................................................Billy’s Office Scene 9....................................................................................................................................................................................... Limbo Scene 10..............................................................................................................................................................................In the Jail Scene 11................................................................................................................................................ Limbo and Roxie’s Cell Scene 12....................................................................................... Limbo and a Bedroom, Somewhere In Chicago. Scene 13.................................................................................................................................................................................. The Jail 10 MINUTE INTERMISSION ACT TWO Scene 1.................................................................................................................................................................................... The Jail Scene 2...................................................................................................................................................................................... Limbo Scene 3.................................................................................................................................................................................... The Jail Scene 4...........................................................................................................................An Anteroom In the Courthouse Scene 5.............................................................................................. The Anteroom of the Courthouse, March 9th. Scene 6..................................................................................................................................................................The Courtroom Scene 7............................................................................................................................................................A Room In the Jail Scene 8..................................................................................................................................................................The Courtroom Scene 9..................................................................................................................................................................The Courtroom

Musical Numbers ACT ONE All That Jazz (Velma and Company) Funny Honey (Roxie) Cell Block Tango (Velma and the Girls) When You’re Good To Mama (Matron) Tap Dance (Roxie, Amos, and Boys) All I Care About (Billy and Girls) A Little Bit of Good (Mary Sunshine) We Both Reached For the Gun (Billy, Roxie, Mary Sunshine, and Company) Roxie (Roxie and Boys) I Can’t Do It Alone (Velma) Chicago After Midnight (The Orchestra)

ACT TWO I Know a Girl (Velma) Me and My Baby (Roxie and Boys) Mister Cellophane (Amos) When Velma Takes the Stand (Velma and Boys) Razzle Dazzle (Billy and Company) Class (Velma and Matron) Nowadays (Roxie) Nowadays/R.S.V.P./Keep It Hot (Roxie and Velma)

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Cast Biographies Jerrad Aker (Doctor/Dancer) Jerrad is excited to return for his fifth season with Charleston Stage. He was recently seen in last season’s Peter Pan as Slightly. Jerrad has also appeared in Flowertown Player’s The Outsiders and Tail Wagger Production’s original musical, Health Nuts. He has made appearances in Dear John, Army Wives, and a few independent films. Other Charleston Stage acting credits include Big Deal (West Side Story), Sketch (Hairspray), Sabu (The Producers), and Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas), among others. Jerrad is currently a Theatre major and an Arts Management minor at the College of Charleston. He would like to thank his family for their constant love and support. Sarah Callahan (June “Squish”) Sarah Callahan is excited to be returning to Charleston Stage as June in Chicago. She is currently a Sprouts Children’s Theatre company member and a part time nanny. Past roles include Liesl in The Footlight Player’s Sound of Music and Sprouts Children’s Theatre’s Cinderella as Cinderella, Pinnocchio as The Cat, Little Red Riding Hood as Little Red, and Goldilocks and The Three Bears as Goldilcoks. She has also toured with The New Dawn Singers Inc., and she annually choreographs the Miss Summerville High School Pageant.

Megan Cammer (Hunyak “Uh-uh”) Megan is excited to be making her debut with Charleston Stage as Hunyak in Chicago. She is a Charleston native and attends Charleston Southern University where she is majoring in Communications/Theatre. She has danced with United We Dance competitively since 2006 and Robert Ivey Ballet prior to that. Megan also cheered for Charleston Southern. Her past performances include working with Lisa Estrada (director of the Laker Girls) and national dance competitions in Los Angeles, California. She would like to say thanks to Marybeth, Julian, and Amanda for this wonderful opportunity. She would also like to thank her family for sitting through all of the good and bad dance performances in her lifetime, her friends for embracing her love for the world of dramatics, and her best friend for being simply the best. Rashad-Dalao Tyrone Coles (Aaron/Dancer) Rashad-Dalao is entering his first year with Charleston Stage. This season, he will be playing Aaron the lawyer in Chicago and Evil Dracula opposite of Gabriel Wright in the upcoming show Dracula. Rashad has performed numerous years with the Charleston Youth Company where he appeared in The Lion King, Aida, Godspell, Hairspray, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and many local productions. He was also a member of the West Ashley Drama Club, which included playing Enjolras in Les Miserables and Thomas the Butler in Ragtime. Rashad danced with J2 performance group at MUSC, where he studied jazz, hip hop, and modern movement. He graduated from Allen University (2008) in Columbia, SC. Rashad would like to thank his Mom and Grandmother for encouraging him to fulfill his dream in performance arts. He also would like to thank his best friends Adam Berry, Ryan Whitehead, Downs Hamilton, and Antoine Caldwell for their continued support. Beth Curley (Mary Sunshine) Beth is thrilled to be performing once again with Charleston Stage. You may have recently seen Beth as Annabella Schmidt, Pamela, and Margaret in Charleston Stage’s Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. Other Charleston Stage acting credits include Gershwin at Folly (Dorothy Heyward), Bad Dates (Haley Walker), A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas (Mrs. Cratchit/Schoolmarm/Lady Visitor) and Steel Magnolias (Clairee). Acting credits with The Village Playhouse include A Flea in Her Ear (Raymonde), Enchanted April (Lotty), The House of Blue Leaves (Bunny), She Loves Me (Ritter, co-produced with Company Company), and Into the Woods (Stepsister Lucinda, also co-produced with Company Company). When not on stage, Beth is the Director of Marketing for Charleston Stage. 18 | (843) 577-7183 | www.charlestonstage.com


Crystin Gilmore (Matron Mama Morton) Crystin was born in West Tennessee and received her BFA from the University of Memphis where she studied under the direction of Robert Barry Fleming and Maxwell Li. Some of her favorite productions were Godspell (Sonia), The Crucible (Tituba), and Sueno (Princess Estrella). After graduation, Crystin received an internship with Charleston Stage where she was seen in Beehive: The 60’s Musical (Wanda) and The Skin of Our Teeth (The Fortune Teller), to name a few. She was named one of The Best New Acting Temps by Charleston City Paper. Her most recent credits include Caroline, or Change (Dotty) at Playhouse on the Square, This is War (Chris) at Studio 5 in Brooklyn, NY, and Black Pearl Sings (Pearl) at Circuit Playhouse were she was recently nominated for best lead actress in a drama. She was also the recipient of the Memphis Ostrander’s Larry Riley Rising Star Award. Crystin is very excited to perform again with Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre. You may have recently seen Crystin in Charleston Stage’ s productions of Hairspray as Motormouth Maybelle and in Blue as Peggy Clark last season. She currently lives in New York with her loving husband Jules and plans to keep her dream alive. Josh Harris (Amos Hart) Josh Harris is from Sherman, Texas and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Josh has two degrees in Musical Theatre and Acting/Directing with a minor in dance. Theatre credits include: Hysterium (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Bellhop (Lend Me a Tenor), Claudius (Hamlet), Hortensio (Taming of the Shrew) and Antonio (Twelfth Night) with the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival. Educational Credits include Adolph (The Last Night of Ballyhoo), JJ Peachum (The Threepenny Opera), Roger (Grease), Horton (Seussical), Beast (Beauty and the Beast) and Nicely-Nicely (Guys and Dolls). Josh is a member of Charleston Stage’s 2011-12 Resident Acting Company. Jackie Kirchhoff (Mona “Lipschitz”) Jacqueline is excited to return to Charleston Stage for her third season. She has previously appeared as Anybodys in West Side Story and in the ensemble in The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Cabaret. During the day Jackie works at Blackbaud as a Software Engineer.

Jillian Kuhl (Velma Kelly) Jillian hails from the small town of Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Jillian graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with degrees in Musical Theatre and Communications. Post graduation, she toured the Pacific Northwest with Hampstead Stage. A few favorite roles include Jo March (Little Women the Musical), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Jeanie (Hair), and Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol). Outside of the theatre, she enjoys getting coffee with good company, reading, being physically active, and playing with her adorable nieces and nephew. Jillian is a member of Charleston Stage’s 2011-12 Resident Acting Company. www.jilliankuhl.com Anthony Massarotto (County Clerk/Dancer) Anthony Massarotto is excited to be performing in the Dock Street Theatre once again. Anthony is a Junior at the College of Charleston, where he studies Music (Vocal Performance) and Theatre (Performance). You may have seen Anthony in Charleston Stage’s productions of The Original Peter Pan (Nibs), Hairspray (I.Q.), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Benjamin), West Side Story (Baby John), Oliver! (Oliver Twist), or with the Village Playhouse in Urinetown (Tiny Tom). Anthony would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support.

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Cast Biographies Vanessa Moyen (Roxie Hart) Vanessa grew up in San Jose, California, and is thrilled to be returning to the sunshine after spending four cold years in Boston earning her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College. Some of Vanessa’s acting credits include: Carla in Nine (Emerson College, MA), Olive in Spelling Bee (Willows Theatre Company, CA and Summer Theatre in Meredith Village, NH), Hope in Urinetown (Emerson College, MA), Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street (Starstruck Theatre, CA), Lucy in Mr. Marmalade (Rareworks, Boston), Nan in the original workshop of Little Miss Fix It (Musical Theatre Society, Boston), and a swing for the main stage shows at Paramount’s Great America in California. Vanessa is a member of Charleston Stage’s 201112 Resident Acting Company. Nicholas Piccola (Harry/Dancer) Nicholas is a Senior theatre major and dance minor at the College of Charleston from Bedford, New Hampshire. Last year he appeared as Link Larkin in Hairspray with Charleston Stage, Phil Davis in White Christmas with Footlight Players, T.R. in Tintypes, and Sir William Lucas/Col. Fitzwilliam in Pride & Prejudice as a part of the College of Charleston Mainstage Series. Nicholas’ other Charleston Stage credits include: Cabaret, Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol, Joseph...Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Producers. Nicholas is the current treasurer on the Center Stage board at College of Charleston.

Derek T. Pickens (Billy Flynn) Derek was born and raised in Southern Maryland and lived there for the first twenty years of his life. Since then he has moved all over the country, and now that he resides in South Carolina, he can proudly say he has lived in every state from Maryland down to Georgia. Derek is a recent graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with an MFA in Performing Arts and has a BA in Theatre Education from Greensboro College in North Carolina. While attending SCAD, Derek appeared in A New Brain (Mr. Bungee), Songs for A New World (Man 2) and his thesis production of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story (Nathan Leopold). He also directed and music directed Zombie Prom, SCAD’s first fully-produced student-directed production. Derek’s other credits include the national tours of Horrible Harry (Harry) and The Energized Guyz (Nikki Neutron) as well as regional productions of Bye Bye Birdie (Hugo), Disney’s High School Musical (Ryan), and Seussical the Musical (The Cat in the Hat). He can be heard on the Studio Cast Recording of Will You Know It’s Me? (Natural Theatricals in Washington, DC) and is a proud member of the Equity Membership Candidacy program. Derek is a member of Charleston Stage’s 2011-12 Resident Acting Company. Brian J. Porter (Sergeant Fogerty/Juror/Dancer) Brian is blessed to be performing with Charleston Stage once again for its 2011-12 season. You may have recently seen Brian in Charleston Stage’s productions of A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge) and in Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (Clown, Man 2) last season. Other Charleston Stage acting credits include Cabaret (Emcee), The Producers (Kevin), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Judah), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit) and Twelfth Night (Curio). Prior to arriving in Charleston, Brian has performed as a professional actor in Memphis and in Atlanta as well as on a resort island in Michigan. In addition to numerous acting credits, Brian has professionally directed and designed multiple productions. Some of Brian’s favorite roles include Assassins (Balladeer), On the Town (Gabey), The Tempest (Ariel), Little Shop or Horrors (Seymour), and Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Einstein). In addition, Brian has served as Executive Director for two non-profit theatres. You may also have recently seen Brian as Hedwig in What If? Productions’ Piccolo production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the American Theatre. Brian is the Executive Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director for Charleston Stage. 20 | (843) 577-7183 | www.charlestonstage.com


Allison Schnake (Annie “Six”) Allison Schnake is excited to be returning to Charleston Stage and the Dock Street Theatre. Allison was last seen in Charleston Stage’s production of Hairspray in which she played Amber VonTussle. Other performance credits include Sue in Bash with What If? Productions, Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Connie Wong in A Chorus Line, Luisa in The Fantasticks, and Monica in The Medium. Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Arts Administration from the College of Charleston.

Luciana Vincion (Liz “Pop”) Luciana has thoroughly enjoyed performing and choreographing for Charleston Stage over the last 10 years, especially Pippin and Guys and Dolls. Favorite roles locally include Nikki in Sweet Charity and Mavis in Stepping Out with Footlight Players. She is an international fitness presenter and Master Instructor for the Spinning® indoor cycling program and is the co-owner of Charleston RIDE™, an exclusive Spinning® studio. Gratitude goes out to vocal coach Alton Cox for his generosity (and crazy stories!) and to her husband Chris for continued support while mommy spends late nights singing and dancing. Love and kisses to her rockin’ kids Zen and Kalea. To her Spinning® crew Rebecca, Vatsa, Allyson, Coo, Georgie, Alice, Krista, Kirsten, and Aimee’: it’s been a crazy year but now it’s time to “Razzle Dazzle ‘em...!” Tyler Ann Wilson (Go-To-Hell-Kitty) Tyler Ann is making her second appearance with Charleston Stage this season. You may have recently seen Tyler Ann as Tammy in Charleston Stage’s Hairspray last season. A native of Charleston, she performed throughout high school: Evelyn Nesbit (Ragtime West Ashley), Fastrada (Pippin - West Ashley), and Millie Dilmount (Thoroughly Modern Millie - Charleston Youth Company). She graduated from the College of Charleston last December with a double major in mathematics and secondary education, as well as with a minor in dance. She was captain of the college’s nationally ranked dance team - The Cougarettes. Gabriel Wright (Fred Casely/Dancer) Gabriel Wright was born and raised in Charleston with his twin sister Gabrielle and older sister Angela. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston with studies and concentrations in Arts Managment, Political Science, and Theatre. He has performed in numerous productions, favorites including the Duke Octavio in The Last Days of Don Juan, Harry Roat Jr./Sr. in Wait Until Dark, Michael Jackson and James Brown in Rock and Roll Heaven, and Titivilleous in Everyman/Mankind. This past season with Charleston Stage, Gabriel was seen as Luthor in Hairspray, Jacob Marley and other multiple characters in A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, Samuel Clark, Jr. in Blue, and as Smee in Peter Pan. One of his favorite quotes that brings him inspiration in life is from his favorite television show SMALLVILLE that states, “The Man of Tomorrow is forged by the battles he wins today.” Gabriel is a member of Charleston Stage’s 2011-12 Resident Acting Company.

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Who We Are

Administrative Staff Founder and Producing Artistic Director

Contact Us

By Phone

Marybeth Clark

Box Office Scene Shop Education Development Administration

Director of Marketing

By Email

bcurley@charlestonstage.com

email@charlestonstage.com

Director of Finance

Mailing Address

jhalberda@charlestonstage.com

Charleston Stage PO Box 356 Charleston, SC 29402

Julian Wiles

jwiles@charlestonstage.com Associate Artistic Director & Director of Education

mclark@charlestonstage.com

Beth Curley

Judy Halberda

Director of Music Education

Amanda Wansa

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awansa@charlestonstage.com Audience Services Manager

Gina Barredo

gbarredo@charlestonstage.com Gifts Manager

Where We Are

Samantha Mills

smills@charlestonstage.com Grants Coordinator

Betty Haring

bharing@charlestonstage.com Executive Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director

Brian J. Porter

bporter@charlestonstage.com

Production Staff Production Stage Manager

Hannah Kugelmann

hkugelmann@charlestonstage.com Costumer In Residence

Barbara Young

byoung@charlestonstage.com

Box Office Staff

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Locations Classrooms and Rehearsal Studios The Plaza at East Cooper 629 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 7 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 856-3822 Scene & Costume Shop 19 Warren Street Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 577-0868 Fax: (843) 577-9869 The Historic Dock Street Theatre and Administrative Offices 135 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 577-5967 Fax: (843) 577-5422


2011-12 Charleston Stage Board of Trustees

Officers

Trustees

Mrs. Jennifer Murray South Carolina Bank and Trust President

Mrs. Natalie Bluestein Bluestein & Douglas Director’s Circle Co-Chair

Mrs. Anne Peterson-Hutto Law Office of Anne PetersonHutto

Mrs. Jeanne Condon Merrill Lynch

Mr. John Rosen Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC Business/Sponsorship Chair

Mr. Dave Marley Wells Fargo Private Bank Vice President Mrs. Suzanne Lynch Wells Fargo Bank Treasurer Mrs. Mary Millette Philips Medical Systems Secretary Annual Gala Chair

Mr. Sam Gilner Community Volunteer Director’s Circle Co-Chair Mrs. Katherine Glenn Community Volunteer Mr. Jonathan Kiser Group Dynamic Rentals Mrs. Monica Lavin College of Charleston Mrs. Jennifer McElveen Community Volunteer Spring Fundraising Chair

Mr. Gregory C. Rothschild The Carolinas Financial Network Mr. Halsey Schreier Clawson & Staubes Governance Chair Mr. Chris South Blackbaud Mr. Joshua Whitley Community Volunteer

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2011/12 Sponsors and Business Members

Show Sponsors Mrs. Katherine Glenn Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt Publix Super Markets Charities The Albert Sottile Foundation - Joyce Long Darby and Mary Ellen Long Way South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Mr. and Mrs. Steven Swanson Wells Fargo The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

Family Series Sponsor Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company

Annual Gala Sponsors Gold Associate Sponsor: SCBT Silver Corporate Sponsors: Bluestein & Douglas, LLC Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Brandon and Katherine Guest Wells Fargo Private Bank Friends of the Gala: Buddy Bebergal Haynes, Inc. Palmetto Exterminators

Next Stage Donor Mr. and Mrs. John and Jill Chalsty Dr. Celeste and Mr. Charles Patrick Ms. Susan Pearlstine and Mrs. Jan Lipov Mrs. Anita Zucker

Education Sponsor Doug and Jennifer McElveen Mrs. Marie-Louise Ramsdale Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Endowment Fund

Actors Fund Mark Elliott Motley Foundation

Business Members Platinum Business Members: Appalachian Springs Charleston Magazine Handsome Properties Gold Business Members: Blackbaud, Inc. Southern Lumber and Millwork Corporation Silver Business Member: John C. Dunnan Gallery Bronze Business Members: College of Charleston School of the Arts Dunes West Golf Club Durlach Associates Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC Taylor & Associates

Teens Apply Now For This Exciting Free Program! Charleston Stage’s TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program, is a FREE intense, hands-on, pre-professional theatre-training program for students in grades 9-12. Students work side-by-side with Charleston Stage performers and technical theatre professionals learning acting, set design and construction, props, costumes, stage management, lighting, sound, and special effects skills. Participants spend between 3-20 hours each week working in Charleston Stage’s scenic and costume shops, as well as backstage during rehearsals and performances of Charleston Stage productions.

For more information contact Marybeth Clark Director of Education at (843) 856-3822 or mclark@charlestonstage.com.

2011/12 TheatreWings Apprentices Abigail Allardice.............................................School of the Arts Grace Barry.................................................. Wando High School Brooke Bazemore..........................................School of the Arts Grace Benigni..................................................School of the Arts Sam Book..........................................................Academic Magnet Sam Cass............................................................School of the Arts Sam Chase........................................................School of the Arts Prentice Clark..................................................School of the Arts Kaitlyn Fulford...........................................................Home School Rachel Hunsinger.........................................School of the Arts Riv Jenkins........................................................Academic Magnet Emily Kahn Perry...................................... Wando High School Anna Kalik..........................................................School of the Arts Sophie Kendrick............................................School of the Arts Emilie Laplante...............................................School of the Arts Lorinda Lofton.............................................................Porter-Gaud Chandler Louisell.........................................Academic Magnet Sydney Mack..................................................Academic Magnet Benjamin McCoy...........................................School of the Arts Eva McLaurin.............................................................Home School Aaron Morgan........................................... Wando High School Nikita Narodnitskiy.......................................School of the Arts Elizabeth Norton........................................................Porter-Gaud Ray Nugent......................................................Academic Magnet Cory Popowski...............................................School of the Arts Maddy Seabrook...........................................School of the Arts Timothy Shaw.................................................School of the Arts Shelby Smith..................................................Academic Magnet Cory Steglin......................................................School of the Arts Caroline Todd..................................................School of the Arts

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2011/12 Charleston Stage Contributors Contributions to Charleston Stage directly support our vast arts education initiatives that reach over 20,000 Lowcountry youth annually. Year round, students participate in Charleston Stage’s in-school outreach enrichment workshops, TheatreWings Apprentice Program for high school students, after school acting classes, and low-cost and free special school-day matinees. This funding also provides scholarships for underprivileged youth. All contributions to Charleston Stage are fully tax deductible. For more information, please contact the Development Office at (843) 856-5316. Thank you for 33 years of support for Charleston Stage’s arts education initiatives. Please support Charleston Stage in its efforts to grow these programs and reach even more youth! The following contributors have made donations to Charleston Stage between May 1, 2011 - Aug. 9, 2011:

Benefactors ($25,000 +) City of Charleston The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation  The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation  Angels ($10,000 - $24,999) The Albert Sottile Foundation Mary Ellen Long Way and Joyce Long Darby Mr. and Mrs. John Chalsty Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt  Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McElveen Dr. Celeste and Mr. Charles Patrick Ms. Susan Pearlstine and Mrs. Jan Lipov Mrs. Anita Zucker Grantors ($5,000 - $9,999) Natalie and Scott Bluestein First Federal of Charleston Mrs. Katherine Glenn  Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Guest  Mr. and Mrs. Dave Marley The Mark Elliot Motley Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities SCBT South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Mr. and Mrs. Steven Swanson  Executive Producer ($2,500 - $4,999) Mrs. Jeanne Condon Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP  Frankie at Seaside Handsome Properties  Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Lynch Suzanne and Paul Lynch  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Millette  Mrs. Jennifer Murray Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Rothschild Sandpiper Retirement Community Halsey and Meg Schreier  Mr. and Mrs. Christopher South  Mr. and Mrs. Philip (Flip) Vineyard  Mr. Joshua Whitley 

Producers ($1,000 - $2,499) Blackbaud, Inc. Drs.  Michael and Sarah Book Ms. Nancy Bush  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Capelli  Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cass  Jackie Clark Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clymer  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coe  Dr. and Mrs. Barbara Cuthbertson  Mr. Dennis Drew  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwards  Ms. Bonnie Fraser  Dr. Ann Hanlon Haynes, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Henry  Ms. Christina Homer Jonathan Kiser  Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Regina Kozek Monica and Casey Lavin  Mr. and Mrs. Beatty Martin Mr. Douglas McCoy and Mr. Danny Jones  Dean Valerie Morris  Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Morton  Ms. Darice Norton   Mr. and Mrs. David Peterson-Hutto  Mrs. Marie-Louise Ramsdale  Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Rhodes  Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Rhodes  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rice Mr. and Mrs. John Rosen  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schady  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Silvers  Mr. and Mrs. Ted Soderlund  Southern Lumber and Millwork Corporation  Mr. and Mrs. W. Cecil Stricklin  Target Stores  Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Tedesco

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Producers (cont.) Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Thompson  Dr. and Mrs. Chris Tountas  Tristan Restaurant  Mr. Paul Vannatta  Supporting Players ($500 - $999) Ms. Marianne Allardice Buddy Begeral  Dunes West Golf Club  John Durlach Associates  Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Halsey Schreier  College of Charleston, SOTA Dr. and Mrs. William Simpson  Taylor & Associates  Patrons ($250 - $499) John Bennett  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Betts  Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gilner  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Herbert  Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Lenox  Palmetto Exterminators, Inc.  Friends (up to $249) Sue Bennett Tim Brennan Donna Butler Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Cribb David and Terry Lupo John Mahala Mindi Martin Albert Montillo, Jr. Ruby Qurashi Neil Schneider


Restaurants and Distributors Each year, these amazing restaurants and distributors lend their complete support to Charleston Stage’s Annual Dinner and Gala and Member Rewards Card Program. Help us express our gratitude by visiting and using their services often.

Annual Dinner and Gala Restaurants 39 Rue de Jean • 39 John Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 722-8881 Blu Restaurant and Bar • 1 Center Street • Folly Beach, SC • (843) 588-6464 Circa 1886 Restaurant • 149 Wentworth Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 853-7828 Graze • 863 Houston Northcutt Boulevard • Mt. Pleasant, SC • (843) 606-2493 Grill 225 • 225 East Bay Street • Charleston, SC • (877) 440-2250 Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary • 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive • Kiawah Island, SC • (843) 768-6253 The Library at Vendue Inn • 19 Vendue Range • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-7970 McCrady’s Restaurant • 2 Unity Alley • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-0025 MUSE Restaurant and Wine Bar • 82 Society Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-1102 Ocean Room at The Sanctuary • 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive • Kiawah Island, SC • (843) 768-6253 Poogan’s Porch • 72 Queen Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-2337 Tristan • 10 Linguard Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 534-2155

Annual Dinner and Gala Distributors Grapevine Distributors • 5604 Forest Drive, Ste 7 • Columbia, SC • (843) 207-1734 Grassroots Wine • 7397 West Spartan Boulevard • North Charleston, SC • (843) 552-6450

Member Rewards Card Restaurants 82 Queen Restaurant • 82 Queen Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 723-7591 Blossom Restaurant • 171 East Bay Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 722-9200 Bocci’s Italian Restaurant • 158 Church Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 720-2121 Circa 1886 Restaurant • 149 Wentworth Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 853-7828 Cypress Restaurant • 167 East Bay Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 720-0111 Hyman’s Seafood • 215 Meeting Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 723-6000 The Library at Vendue Inn • 19 Vendue Range • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-7970 Magnolias Restaurant • 185 East Bay Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-7771 McCrady’s Restaurant • 2 Unity Alley • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-0025 MUSE Restaurant and Wine Bar • 82 Society Street • Charleston, SC • (843) 577-1102

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Director’s Circle

The Dock Street Theatre, Founded 1736

Director’s Circle is a group of Charlestonians who wish to promote the growing professionalism, creativity and excellence of Charleston Stage performances and arts education programs. Members provide support for professional actors and musicians from across the U.S. and underwrite its extensive arts education programs, which reach over 20,000 Lowcountry youth each season. For more information, please contact the Development Office at (843) 856-5316.

Director’s Circle Box Members

Fellows as of August 9, 2011

First Federal of Charleston

Director’s Circle Platinum Members Jill and John Chalsty Brandon and Katherine Guest Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt

Celeste and Charles Patrick Joe and Claire Schady Ted and Susan Soderlund

Director’s Circle Gold Members Dennis Drew Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Martin Jim and Mary Millette

Joanne and Morgan Morton Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Rhodes Lisa and Joe Rice

Director’s Circle Silver Members The Addlestone Foundation - Susan Berlin Natalie and Scott Bluestein Sarah and Michael Book Nancy Bush Andy and Alfina Capelli Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cass Jackie Clark Thomas and Alma Clymer Janis and Charlie Coe Jeanne Condon; Merrill Lynch Dr. and Mrs. Rand Cuthbertson Nancy and Ralph Edwards Bonnie Fraser Sam and Pat Gilner Katherine Glenn Ann M. Hanlon MD

Young Professional Fellows Monica and Casey Lavin Jennifer and Sean Murray

Mrs. Maurice Thompson Wells Fargo Private Bank Dave Marley

Dr. and Mrs. Chris Tountas

Wes and Donna Henry Christina S. Homer Edward and Gina Kozek Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyles Elisabeth and Spencer Lynch Suzanne and Paul Lynch Mr. Douglas McCoy and Mr. Danny Jones Valerie B. Morris, CofC Barb and Bob Nicolai Darice Norton David and Anne Peterson-Hutto Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Rhodes Debbie and Greg Rothschild Lisa and Robert Silvers Catherine and Christopher South W. Cecil and Charline Stricklin

Ferd and Nancy Tedesco O.L. and Toni Thompson Tristan Restaurant Paul and Jennifer Vannatta Sandra and Philip Vineyard

Mr. and Mrs. John Rosen Halsey and Meg Schreier

Joshua and Cowles Whitley

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Coming Up Next! October 1, 2011 Gaillard Auditorium

Gold Associate Sponsor SCBT Silver Corporate Sponsors Bluestein & Douglas, LLC Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Brandon and Katherine Guest Wells Fargo Private Bank

2011 Participating Restaurants 39 Rue de Jean • Blu • Circa 1886 • Graze Grill 225 • Jasmine Porch • The Library McCrady’s • Muse • Ocean Room Poogan’s Porch • Tristan

Join us for Charleston Stage’s 16th Annual Gala featuring a live and silent auction and a seated dinner prepared by Charleston’s finest chefs.

Friends of the Gala Buddy Bebergal Haynes, Inc. Palmetto Exterminators

Proceeds benefit the Education

Individual Tickets: $200 Tables of Ten: $1,850 Corporate Tables: $3,000

Lowcountry youth each season.

Programs of Charleston Stage which reach more than 20,000

For tickets, call Samantha Mills at (843) 856-5316 or email smills@charlestonstage.com.

October 14 - 30, 2011 Dock Street Theatre Supporting Sponsor:

Love at Twilight Count Dracula is back! Centuries before HBO’s TRUE BLOOD and the TWILIGHT Saga began, the original Prince of

Adults: $34 - $48 Seniors: $32 - $48 Students: $22 - $48

Darkness reigned over the shadowy world of the Undead. Rediscover the classic tale that launched a thousand teeth.

Adapted by William McNulty • Originally Dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane Dramatized From Bram Stoker’s World-Famous Novel, Dracula Directed by Julian Wiles

2011-12 Season

A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas, Dec. 2 - 18, 2011 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Dec. 10 - 18, 2011 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, Jan. 28 & 29, 2012

Avenue Q, Feb. 10 - 26, 2012 Inga Binga, Mar. 9 - 25, 2012 The Wiz, Apr. 6 - 28, 2012

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT WWW.CHARLESTONSTAGE.COM OR CALL (843) 577-7183, M-F 12PM-5PM.

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