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CHARLESTON STAGE • 35TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON 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 • M A D E L I N E ’ S C H R I S T M A S

DECEMBER 8 - 16, 2012


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

Family Series Sponsor:

Associate Sponsor:

Mrs. Katherine Glenn Supporting Sponsor:

Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby Music by Shirley Mier • Based on the Book by Ludwig Bemelmans Directed by Marybeth Clark • Music Directed by Sam Henderson Scenic Design by J. Kenneth Barnett III • Lighting Design by Julian Wiles Costume Design by Barbara Young • Properties by J. Kenneth Barnett III Technical Direction by Paul Hartmann • Production Stage Management by Chet Craft TheatreWings Apprentice Stage Management by Sam Book TheatreWings Apprentice Assistant Stage Management by Brooke Bazemore Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. 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; the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; and contributions from friends like you. (843) 577-7183 | www.charlestonstage.com


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Director’s Notes We are always on the look out for new holiday shows and Madeline’s Christmas was a welcomed find. I’ve read my share of Madeline books as a child and as a mother of two girls, and it’s been fun to relive Madeline’s adventures and showcase so many of our talented young performers. Every April we hold auditions for students in grades 4-8 who wish to participate in our Performance Troupe. They train with Charleston Stage for the entire school year in classes that include voice and dance as well as acting and performance opportunities. All of the young actors you see on stage today are members of our Performance Troupe. The score for Madeline’s Christmas really challenged our Troupe members with all new music and complicated harmonies, all of which are done without a conductor or an adult on stage to lead them. It has been a joy to watch and listen to them work. Music Director Sam Henderson, who joined the company this season, has done amazing work with these young performers. I guess I feel a little like Miss Clavel, “They are like my daughters” (especially that really tall one on the end), and I can’t wait to share the joy and magic they have discovered with you this holiday season. If you are already a Madeline fan, I hope the magic you remember from the books comes to life on stage for you, and, if Madeline is new to you, I hope the books make your gift list this holiday season. Wishing you and yours a magical holiday season!

Marybeth Clark Associate Artistic Director

The Production Staff Director.........................................................................................................................................Marybeth Clark Music Director...........................................................................................................................Sam Henderson Scenic Designer.............................................................................................................. J. Kenneth Barnett III Lighting Designer............................................................................................................................. Julian Wiles Costumer....................................................................................................................................... Barbara Young Costume Assistant.......................................................................................................................... Emma Scott Properties by.................................................................................................................... J. Kenneth Barnett III Technical Director......................................................................................................................Paul Hartmann Production Stage Manager.............................................................................................................. Chet Craft TheatreWings Apprentice Stage Manager..................................................................................Sam Book TheatreWings Apprentice Assistant Stage Manager............................................... Brooke Bazemore TheatreWings Apprentice Sound Assistant..............................................................................Anna Book TheatreWings Apprentice Deck Crew/Wardrobe......................................................... Lydia Chadwick Union Steward............................................................................................................................. Marty Durham Union Flymen.......................................................................................Marty Durham and Timothy Carter Union Light Board Operator................................................................................................Melissa Johnson Sound Coordinator / Sound Board Operator........................................................................... Josh Hasty Support Sound................................................................................................................................... NBS Sound


The Cast CHARACTER.............................................................................................................................. ACTOR Regine.....................................................................................................................................................Lila Clark** Isabelle..............................................................................................................................................Zoë Counts** Amy........................................................................................................................................................ Sofia Cox** Camille.......................................................................................................................................... Princess Esser** Monsieur Brun..................................................................................................................................Scott Gibbs* Daphne......................................................................................................................Sarah Catherine Gillard** Harsha........................................................................................................................................... Harrison Grant* Mary.........................................................................................................................................Molly Hunsinger** Kate...............................................................................................................................................Alexandra Key** Miss Clavel.........................................................................................................................................Arielle Kook* Dominique..................................................................................................................................... Chloe Mann** Mrs. Murphy..................................................................................................................... Lauren Monteleone* Simone.........................................................................................................................................Cat Strickland** GREEN CAST (Performance Dates: Dec. 8 and 16) Juliette..................................................................................................................................... Bryce Buchanan** Madeline..........................................................................................................................................Piper Carter** Anne..................................................................................................................................................... Molly Kerr** RED CAST (Performance Dates: Dec. 9 and 15) Madeline.....................................................................................................................................Hannah Chase** Anne............................................................................................................................................ Maggie McKay** Juliette......................................................................................................................................... Sophie Myrick** *A Member of Charleston Stage’s 2012-2013 Professional Resident Acting Company **A Member of Charleston Stage’s 2012-2013 KidStage Performance Troupe

Scenes and Musical Numbers Scene 1...................................................................................................................................................... The Zoo “Madeline” Scene 2......................................................................................................................................... History Lesson “Achoo” Scene 3..................................................................................................... Twas the Night Before Christmas “Chilly” “Abracadabra” Scene 4..........................................................................................................................................Flying Carpets “Abracadabra - Reprise” Scene 5...............................................................................................................................Home for Christmas “Something Isn’t Right/The Joy of the Season” Scene 6........................................................................................................................................ New Year’s Day “Bonne Année (Happy New Year)”


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.

Special Thanks Special thanks to the Charleston Stage Scene Shop volunteers, especially the Charleston Stage Professional Resident Actors, the TheatreWings High School Apprentices and Amy Garrett.

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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, in 1978. It has since grown into South Carolina’s largest professional theatre and one of the state’s largest arts institutions. Over the past 34 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 Allan 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 fifteenth 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, Mrs. 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 Mrs. 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., Willy Wonka Jr. and Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr. Mrs. Clark has directed more than a dozen MainStage and Family Series shows for Charleston Stage, most recently Chicago, A Christmas Carol, Avenue Q, The Wiz and Legally Blonde the Musical. www.charlestonstage.com | (843) 577-7183


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Charleston Stage Offers Acting Classes, Artreach Workshops, and High School Apprenticeships All Year Round! Acting Classes 300+ 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 Studio. Tuition scholarships are available for need-based students. Register online today at www.charlestonstage.com!

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

High School Apprenticeships 30+ Students participate in hands-on apprenticeships working side by side with theatre professionals. Charleston Stage’s TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program is an intensive, pre-professional, technical theatre training program FREE for more than 35 high school students a year. Apprentices learn directly from professionals about acting, set design and construction, props, costumes, stage management, lighting, sound, and special effects. TheatreWings apprentices develop strong organizational and time management skills while building relationships with fellow students from public and private schools in the tri-county area. Graduates of Charleston Stage’s TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program have gone on to appear on Broadway and television. For more information, contact Josh Harris, TheatreWings Coordinator at (843) 856-3822 or jharris@charlestonstage.com.


Administrative Staff Founder and Producing Artistic Director

Julian Wiles

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

Marybeth Clark The TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program is a FREE intense, hands-on, pre-professional theatre training program for students in grades 9-12. For more information contact Josh Harris, TheatreWings Coordinator, at (843) 856-3822 or jharris@charlestonstage.com.

2012-13 TheatreWings Apprentices Brooke Bazemore...................School of the Arts Cody Beasenburg...................School of the Arts Grace Benigni...........................School of the Arts Anna Book................................Academic Magnet Sam Book..................................Academic Magnet Lydia Chadwick...................Wando High School Sam Chase.................................School of the Arts Prentice Clark...........................School of the Arts Sarah Grace Cuthbert.......Wando High School Katherine Fair...................................... Porter Gaud Rachel Hunsinger...................School of the Arts Stuart James . ..........................School of the Arts Emily Kahn-Perry....................School of the Arts Anna Kalik.................................School of the Arts Sophie Kendrick......................School of the Arts Sydney Laribo..............................Pine Wood Prep Emily Leplante.........................School of the Arts Abby LeRoy...............................School of the Arts Ari Levine...................................School of the Arts Sydney Mack ...........................School of the Arts Ben McCoy................................School of the Arts Eva McLaurin.....................................Home School Aaron Morgan.....................Wando High School Nikita Narodnitskiy................School of the Arts Patsy Newitt.........................Wando High School Elizabeth Norton................................ Porter Gaud Cooper Nugent......................Academic Magnet Ray Nugent..............................Academic Magnet Corey Popowski......................School of the Arts Rylee Puckhaber.....................School of the Arts Maddy Seabrook....................School of the Arts Timothy Shaw..........................School of the Arts Cory Stegelin............................School of the Arts Victor Swatzyna......................School of the Arts

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

Brian J. Porter

bporter@charlestonstage.com Director of Development

Kerri Collins

kcollins@charlestonstage.com Director of Marketing

Beth Curley

bcurley@charlestonstage.com Director of Finance

Judy Halberda

jhalberda@charlestonstage.com Director of Sales

Allison Schnake

aschnake@charlestonstage.com Resident Music Director and Director of Music Education

Sam Henderson

shenderson@charlestonstage.com Grants Coordinator

Betty Haring

bharing@charlestonstage.com

Production Staff Production Manager

J. Kenneth Barnett III

kbarnett@charlestonstage.com Production Stage Manager

Chet Craft

ccraft@charlestonstage.com Technical Director/Lighting Designer

Paul Hartmann

phartmann@charlestonstage.com Sound Coordinator

Josh Hasty

Costume Assistant

Emma Scott

escott@charlestonstage.com Costumer In Residence

Barbara Young (843) 577-7183 | www.charlestonstage.com

byoung@charlestonstage.com


2012-13 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

Mr. Dave Marley Wells Fargo Private Bank Vice President Mrs. Suzanne Lynch Lowcountry Housing Trust Treasurer Mr. Joshua Whitley Smyth Whitley, LLC Governance Chair / Secretary

Ms. Rachael Rose Tristan Mr. Gregory C. Rothschild The Carolinas Financial Network

Mrs. Jeanne Condon Merrill Lynch Mrs. Mary Pat Donnellon Blackbaud Mrs. Melissa Hazell Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice PLLP Mrs. Marie-Louise Ramsdale Ramsdale Law Firm Director’s Circle Co-chair

Mr. Halsey Schreier Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Mr. Cece Stricklin The Real Buyer’s Agent Mr. Chris South Community Volunteer Mr. Gary White First Citizens Bank

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Coming Up In Our Family Series!

January 25 - February 3, 2013 Dock Street Theatre

Adapted by Julian Wiles Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by Josh Harris Family Series Sponsor:

All Tickets: $22.50

Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a spoiled 11-year-old orphan, who is returned to England to live at her uncle’s mansion. Mystery unfolds as Mary discovers family secrets and a hidden garden. Will Mary learn that caring for something as simple as a garden can unlock the key to her heart and soul?

April 20 & 27, 2013 Dock Street Theatre

Music by Robert Reale Book and Lyrics by William Reale Based On the Books by Arnold Lobel Directed by Marybeth Clark Music Directed by Sam Henderson Family Series Sponsor:

All Tickets: $22.50

Fun-filled Toad and his grumpy friend Frog awake from hibernation in the spring to spend a fun-filled year: swimming in the summer, playing in autumn leaves, sledding in the winter, and having great fun along the way. This charming Tony-nominated Broadway musical for kids, based on the delightful Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, promises to be one of the big splashes of this 35th Anniversary Season.

Tickets Now On Sale For the Following 2013 Productions:

A Woman Called Truth, Feb. 15 - Mar. 3 • Boeing-Boeing, Mar. 8 - 24 • Anything Goes, Apr. 5 - 27

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT CHARLESTONSTAGE.COM OR CALL (843) 577-7183, M-F 1PM-5PM.

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