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C H A R L E S TO N S TAG E • 3 3 R D S E A S O N • D O C K S T R E E T T H E AT R E THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

FEBRUARY 11 - 20, 2011

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ASSOCIATE SPONSOR Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt have supported the arts in the Charleston community for a number of years. The Hewitt family believes in giving back to the community and is proud to support Charleston Stage in its 33rd Season back at the Historic Dock Street Theatre.

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

Presents

Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Additional Material by Jay Reiss Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbar Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre Directed by Kyle W. Barnette Musical Direction by Amanda Wansa • Scenic and Lighting Design by Julian Wiles Costume Design by Barbara Young • Properties by Michael Christensen Production Stage Management by Anne Walker Schroth • TheatreWings Stage Management by Riv Jenkins TheatreWings Assistant Stage Management by Daniel McLaurin Fr Feb. 11 7:30pm Sa Feb. 12 7:30pm Su Feb. 13 3:00pm

W Feb. 16 7:30pm Th Feb. 17 7:30pm Fr Feb. 18 7:30pm

Sa Feb. 19 7:30pm Su Feb. 20 3:00pm

Contains Adult Language The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com 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.

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Director’s Notes What I really love about Spelling Bee is that it is not a conventional musical. While it still tells a story and has a full score of beautifully crafted songs, the excitement comes from the real-time element of the show and the outrageous modern humor throughout the script. I think of it as an outrageously funny play that happens to have music in it and which works well for audiences who prefer one or the other. This show seems to satisfy both tastes. When I saw Spelling Bee in its original Broadway run, I remember it as one of the most exciting and funniest pieces of theatre I had ever experienced and it has stayed in my head since I saw it back in 2005. It is filled with unique theatrical elements that allow it to stand alone as one of the most curious and satisfying of modern theatre moments. The length of the show is as long as the spelling bee itself, and it runs without an intermission, so you are basically watching the competition in real time, with a few fantasy elements thrown in for good measure. It is a great challenge as an actor and as a director because you have to be prepared for just about anything, including being highly aware of the current world events that are going on during the run of the show. Those references can and do change nightly, based on the actor’s and director’s whims as to what is ‘hot’ at the moment. It is a constantly evolving production in that sense. The most unique element of this particular show, however, is that it requires some dedicated audience participation at every performance. While we have a group of actors on stage playing the spellers, every night we recruit four members from the audience, surveyed from a pre-show poll and different each night, who come on stage and actually participate in the competition. It is a great challenge for the actors because not only do they have to focus on their own performances but they have to be responsible for guiding these four non-actors who have just been “thrown to the wolves”, so to speak. It is double duty to produce a top-quality, focused performance, guide these non-actors around the stage and be able to think on your feet and improvise, because you never know what could happen with such chaos thrown into the mix. That is what makes this show so thrilling to watch night after night. We have rehearsed so many different scenarios with volunteers who have come to our rehearsals and been “guinea pigs,” creating possible problems that could throw the actors off and forcing them to find ways around such issues without breaking character or letting the show get off track. It is extremely challenging but wildly entertaining for me to see how they deal with it. I can say without a doubt that this has been one of the most rewarding and wildest rehearsal processes I have had as a director. Spelling Bee is one of those shows you will come see probably more than once, have an outrageously fun time and still be talking about a week later. To me that is what the power of theatre is about... to entertain, provide escape and add just a bit of a spark to your everyday life. That is something that every person needs in their life from time to time, and that is our job. I hope you find this show as exhilarating and memorable as it has been for me as a director. Here’s hoping it brings you as much laughter and joy as it has for me over the past few weeks. Kyle W. Barnette 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, at the urging of the mayor and other prominent citizens, the Planters Hotel 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 reopened 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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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 32 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, and most recently Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus. 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 twelfth 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 and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Each summer Ms. Clark directs Charleston Stage’s SummerStage Musical Theatre Camp for more than 60 young people each season. Productions have included Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical the Musical, Disney’s Aladdin, Disney’s High School Musical, Guys and Dolls Jr., and Bugsy Malone Junior. Ms. Clark has directed more than a dozen MainStage and Family Series shows for Charleston Stage, most recently, Hairspray and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.

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The Cast CHARACTERS (In order of appearance) Rona Lisa Peretti/Olive’s Mom............................................................................................................ Stephanie S. Faatz* Chip Tolentino/Jesus.....................................................................................................................................Lee Hollis Bussie* Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre.............................................................................................................. Shelby Smith Leaf Coneybear/Carl Dad......................................................................................................................................Drew Archer William Barfee...............................................................................................................................................................Mikey Nagy* Marcy Park................................................................................................................................................ Helen Kathryn DeBuse Olive Ostovsky.....................................................................................................................................................Mary-E Godfrey* Vice Principal Douglas Panch.................................................................................................................................... Lee Lewis Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/Olive’s Dad.......................................................................................... Ira Lindberg Harris* * Members of Charleston Stage’s Resident Professional Acting Company

The Production Staff Director....................................................................................................................................................................Kyle W. Barnette Musical Director..................................................................................................................................................Amanda Wansa Lighting Designer........................................................................................................................................................ Julian Wiles Set Designer................................................................................................................................................................... Julian Wiles Costumer................................................................................................................................................................... Barbara Young Properties Master..................................................................................................................................... Michael Christensen Production Stage Manager..............................................................................................................Anne Walker Schroth TheatreWings Stage Manager...............................................................................................................................Riv Jenkins TheatreWings Assistant Stage Manager............................................................................................. Daniel McLaurin Union Steward & Light Board Operator....................................................................................................... Chris Russell Union Fly Man........................................................................................................................................ Joe Golz, Evan Russell Sound Board Op................................................................................................................................................................Joey Ferri Sound Support Provided By..................................................................................................................................NBS Sound

The Orchestra Synth/Keyboard 2..............................................................................................................................................Amanda Wansa Piano...........................................................................................................................................................................Alex Hennessey Reed..................................................................................................................................................................................Jason Bellack Cello................................................................................................................................................................................. Andrew Mille Percussion......................................................................................................................................................................Adam Parrot

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Musical Numbers SETTING: A high school gymnasium at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.......................................................................... Company The Spelling Rules/My Favorite Moment of the Bee.............................................. Ms. Peretti and Company My Friend, the Dictionary.................................................................................................................... Olive and Company Pandemonium......................................................................................................................Mr. Panch, Spellers and Mitch I’m Not That Smart..................................................................................................................Leaf, Spellers and Mr. Panch Magic Foot........................................................................................................................Barfee, Ms. Peretti and Company Pandemonium (Reprise)/My Favorite Moment of the Bee (Reprise)........... Ms. Peretti and Company Prayer of the Comfort Counselor...............................................................................Mitch, Mr. Panch and Spellers My Unfortunate Erection (Chip’s Lament)....................................................................................................................Chip Woe is Me......................................................................................................................Logainne, Carl, Dan and Company I’m Not That Smart (Reprise).................................................................................................................................................. Leaf I Speak Six Languages............................................................................................................Marcy, Ms. Peretti and Girls Jesus........................................................................................................................................................................... Marcy and Girls The I Love You Song...................................................................................................Olive, Her Parents, and Mr. Panch Woe is Me (Reprise)..................................................................................................................Logainne, Barfee and Olive My Favorite Moment of the Bee (Reprise)/Second..................Ms. Peretti, Barfee, Olive, and Company Finale.................................................................................................................................................... Ms. Peretti and Company

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Cast Biographies Drew Archer (Leaf Coneybear)

Drew is excited to be working with Charleston Stage once again as an actor/ director. Drew is a former Charleston Stage Resident Actor from 2003-04. You may have recently seen Drew as Wilbur in Charleston Stage’s Hairspray. Previous Charleston Stage credits include Big River (Tom Sawyer), Oliver! (Artful Dodger), You’re...Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Importance of Being Earnest (Merriman), and Beneath the Sweetgrass Moon (Ramblin’ Rabbit). Other regional credits include Forever Plaid (Sparky), A Year with Frog and Toad (Snail), 1940’s Radio Hour (Wally & BJ), Lucky Stiff (Harry), and The Andrews Brother (Lawrence). Drew has a BFA in Theatre from Valdosta State University.

Lee Hollis Bussie (Chip Tolentino)

Lee Hollis grew up in Round Lake Beach, IL. Lee Hollis is a member of Charleston Stage’s 2010-11 Resident Acting Company. You may have recently seen Lee Hollis as Reuben Clark in Charleston Stage’s Blue. Lee Hollis received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University, and also received training from Chicago’s Columbia College. Past roles include: Jim in Big River, Lucien P. Smith in The Boys Next Door (Black Hills Playhouse), Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years (West Central Illinois Arts Center), Ronnie in Hair (Tibbits Opera House), Chad in All Shook Up (Summer Music Theatre), John in Miss Saigon, Robbie Fay in A Man of No Importance, George in The Actors Nightmare, and Papa Ge in Once on This Island (Western Illinois University).

Helen Kathryn DeBuse (Marcy Park)

Helen grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and began her theatre career as Scout in the 1996 Nebraska Wesleyan University production of To Kill a Mockingbird. After graduating with a B.S. in Theatre Management from the University of Evansville (Indiana) and internships with La Jolla Playhouse and Manhattan Theatre Club, Helen moved to Charleston to work for Spoleto Festival USA where she is currently the Patron Services and Sales Manager. Last season with Charleston Stage Helen performed in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and was Fraulein Kost in Cabaret. Helen is very proud to say she won her school’s 5th grade spelling bee by correctly spelling cobbler, c-o-b-Bl-e-r, cobbler.

Stephanie S. Faatz (Rona Lisa Peretti)

Stephanie grew up in Caledonia, NY. She is a 2008 graduate of Fredonia State University, where she earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre/Dance Minor. Stephanie is a member of Charleston Stage’s 2010-11 Resident Acting Company. Post graduation, Stephanie spent a season at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN, had a brief stint in Little Rock, AR at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse and has since been traipsing about the country with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan and Hampstead Stage! A few favorite roles include Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Abilgail Adams (1776) and Mayzie La Bird (Seussical!). You may have recently seen Stephanie as Penny in Charleston Stage’s Hairspray. www.stephaniefaatz.webs.com

Mary-E Godfrey (Olive Ostrovsky)

Mary-E is from Milledgeville, GA. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a BM in Music Theatre and a minor in History. Mary-E is a member of Charleston Stage’s 2010-11 Resident Acting Company. Favorite roles include Sarah Jane Moore (Assassins), Snout (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Lucy van Pelt (YAGM, Charlie Brown), the Fairy Godmother (Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), and she has sung with the jazz band for every school she’s attended since 7th grade. You may have recently seen Mary-E as Tracy in Charleston Stage’s Hairspray. www.maryegodfrey.com 16 | (843) 577-7183 | www.charlestonstage.com


Ira Lindberg Harris (Mitch Mahoney)

Ira is a native of Virginia Beach, VA, and a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory. Theatre credits include: Coalhouse Walker Jr. (Ragtime), Al Calinda (Working), Captain (Anything Goes), Morocco (The Merchant of Venice), and Hans (Cabaret). In summer 2009 he was seen at the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln, NH performing as Adrian (Smokey Joe’s Cafe) and a dancing sailor in On the Town. Prior to Charleston Stage, Harris understudied the role of Joe in Show Boat with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Harris is a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha- men’s music fraternity of America, and Alpha Psi Omega- national honorary dramatic service society. You may have recently seen Ira as Blue Williams in Charleston Stage’s Blue. iralindbergharris.com

Lee Lewis (Vice Principal Douglas Panch)

Lee is excited to be performing again on the historic Dock Street Theater stage for the first time since he was a Resident Actor for Charleston Stage during the 2001-2002 season. Since his departure he has continued to act, direct, and improvise in the Charleston area. Some of his favorite roles include Chicago (Is He Dead), Henry Harry (Brilliant Traces), Phillip (Fuddy Meers), Sam (The Harry and Sam Dialogues), Robert Chiltern (An Ideal Husband), Sancho (Man of La Mancha) and Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls). Lee is also an improviser at Theatre 99 creating such popular acts as Doppelganger and Moral Fixation. His most important roles are husband to wife Amy and father to Charlie and Grace. Daddy: “Hey Charlie, you know what is the best thing about acting?” Charlie: “acting!” Daddy: “That’s right...”

Mikey Nagy (William Barfee)

Mikey is from Ohio and recently got his BFA in Musical Theatre, Minor in Piano from Shenandoah Conservatory located in Virginia. His educational credits include: Moonface Martin (Anything Goes), Phil D’Armano (Lippa’s The Wild Party), Man 1-Gangster (Kiss Me, Kate), Man 2-Jordan (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), Ragtime, and Thurio/Speed US (Two Gentlemen of Verona) directed and choreographed by Tony Nominee Lara Teeter. Regional credits include: King Herod (Jesus Christ Superstar), Judah/Calypso Soloist (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Bennie Buchsbaum (Little Me), Glad Hand (West Side Story), Lefou US (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Bud/Daisy (Bat Boy the Musical), Hairspray, The Producers, Singin’ in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evita, and Bye Bye Birdie. You may have recently seen Mikey as Corny Collins in Charleston Stage’s Hairspray. www.mikeynagy.com

Shelby Smith (Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre)

Shelby is very excited to perform in her first Charleston Stage MainStage show! She has been involved with Charleston Stage since elementary school, taking classes, attending SummerStage, and is currently a second year apprentice in the TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program. Shelby attends the Academic Magnet High School as a junior this year. You may have recently seen Shelby as Blousy in Charleston Stage’s SummerStage production of Bugsy Malone Jr.

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Who We Are

Contact Us

Administrative Staff

By Phone

Founder and Producing Artistic Director

Marybeth Clark

Box Office Scene Shop Education Development Administration

Audience Services Manager

By Email

Julian Wiles

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

mclark@charlestonstage.com

Gina Barredo

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Director of Marketing

Mailing Address

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Charleston Stage PO Box 356 Charleston, SC 29402

Beth Curley

Director of Finance

Judy Halberda

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Betty Haring

bharing@charlestonstage.com Gifts Manager

Where We Are

Samantha Mills

smills@charlestonstage.com Director of Music Education

Amanda Wansa

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Production Staff Property Master

Michael Christensen

mchristensen@charlestonstage.com Production Stage Manager

Anne Walker Schroth

aschroth@charlestonstage.com Costumer In Residence

Barbara Young

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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 Charleston Stage Board of Trustees

Officers

Trustees

Mrs. Jennifer Murray South Carolina Bank and Trust President

Mrs. Natalie Bluestein Bluestein & Douglas Spring Fundraiser

Mr. Dave Marley Wachovia Wealth Management Vice President Mrs. Suzanne Lynch Wachovia Bank Treasurer Mrs. Mary Millette Philips Medical Systems Secretary Annual Gala Chair

Mrs. Jennifer McElveen Community Volunteer

Mrs. Jeanne Condon Merrill Lynch

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

Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw Pinewood Preparatory School

Mr. Gregory C. Rothschild The Carolinas Financial Network

Mr. Sam Gilner Berchtold Corp Director’s Circle Chair

Mr. Halsey Schreier Clawson & Staubes Governance Chair

Mrs. Katherine Glenn Community Volunteer

Mr. Chris South Blackbaud Mr. Joshua Whitley Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

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2010/11 Sponsors

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

Family Series Sponsor Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company

Annual Gala Sponsors BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Blue Water Benefits Dixon Hughes

Next Stage Donor Charles and Celeste Patrick

Business Members Platinum Business Members: Appalachian Springs Blue Water Benefits McElveen Automotive Vannatta Group of Merrill Lynch Gold Business Members: Blackbaud, Inc. Southern Lumber and Millwork Corporation Vendue Inn Silver Business Members: Berchtold Corporation College of Charleston School of the Arts Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC Roper St. Francis Tristan Bronze Business Member: Dunes West Golf Club Durlach Associates Tina Hagen, Carolina One Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC State Farm - Basil Lempesis

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.

2010/11 TheatreWings Apprentices Abby Allardice................................................School of the Arts Grace Benigni..................................................School of the Arts Sam Book..........................................................Academic Magnet Mary Lee Carter.............................................School of the Arts Sam Cass............................................................School of the Arts Prentice Clark..................................................School of the Arts Kaitlyn Fulford...........................................................Home School Rachel Hunsinger.........................................School of the Arts Riv Jenkins........................................................Academic Magnet Kelsey Lewis................................................ Wando High School Lorinda Lofton.............................................................Porter-Gaud Daniel McLaurin......................................................Home School Eva McLaurin.............................................................Home School Aaron Morgan........................................... Wando High School Elizabeth Norton........................................................Porter-Gaud Kurt Nugent....................................................Academic Magnet Ray Nugent......................................................Academic Magnet Timothy Shaw.................................................School of the Arts Shelby Marie Smith....................................Academic Magnet Cory Stegelin...................................................School of the Arts

Member Rewards Card Businesses 82 Queen Restaurant Bin 152 Blossom Restaurant Bocci’s Italian Restaurant Circa 1886 Restaurant Cypress Restaurant Gilligan’s Restaurants The Library at Vendue Inn Magnolias Restaurant McCrady’s Restaurant MUSE Restaurant and Wine Bar Toast of Charleston

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2010/11 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, 2009 - Jan. 25, 2011:

Benefactors ($25,000 +)

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

Angels ($10,000 +)

The Albert Sottile Foundation Joyce Long Darby and Mary Ellen Long Way City of Charleston Brandon and Katherine Guest The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Celeste and Charles Patrick Dr. and Mrs. Fred Pittman The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

Grantors ($5,000 - $9,999)

Anthony and Linda Bakker Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Blue Water Benefits Colbert Family Fund Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel Katherine Glenn Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt Dixon Hughes The Mark Elliott Motley Foundation Jennifer and Doug McElveen Pearlstine Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC Publix Super Markets Charities Roper St. Francis South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Mr. and Mrs. Steven Swanson

Executive Producer ($2,500 - $4,999) Appalachian Springs Berchtold Corporation Natalie and Scott Bluestein Jill and John Chalsty Charleston County Enterprise Holdings Foundations The Fund for the Arts of Coastal Community Foundation of SC Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union Elisabeth and Spencer Lynch Paul and Suzanne Lynch David Mandell Mclveen Automotive Jim and Mary Millette Valerie B. Morris, CofC Mr. and Mrs. John Rosen Catherine and Christopher South South Carolina Arts Commission South Carolina Bank & Trust Vannatta Group of Merrill Lynch Sandra and Philip Vineyard Paul and Kristin Volpe

Producers ($1,000 - $2,499) Addlestone Foundation Mrs. Susan Addlestone-Berlin and Mr. Nico Berlin Jane and Allan Anderson Nella Barkley Berchtold Corporation Blackbaud, Inc. Natalie and Scott Bluestein Sarah and Michael Book Nancy Bush Mr. and Mrs. Van C. Campbell Andy and Alfina Capelli

Jean Carlton Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cass Thomas and Alma Clymer Janis and Charles Coe College of Charleston Foundation Drs. Frank and Theresa Cuoco Randy and Elaine Cuthbertson Bill and Sarah Daley Dr. and Mrs. Charles Darby, Jr. Dennis Drew Mr. and Mrs. John M. Dunnan Nancy and Ralph Edwards Dr. and Mrs. F. Strait Fairey, Jr. The Felder Foundation First Carolina Risk Management Advisors Joyce and Gerry Gherlein Sam and Pat Gilner Glenn Keyes Architects Wes and Donna Henry Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt Sam, Cindy, Liz and Jeb Hines Christina S. Homer Orton Jackson Jarred, Nowell, and Russell, LLC Edward and Gina Kozek Ted and Tricia Legasey Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyles Tracy and Dave Marley Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Martin Adriane and John McAvoy McElveen Pontiac-Buick-GMC Truck, Inc. Jim and Mary Millette Valerie B. Morris, CofC Joanne and Morgan Morton Barb and Bob Nicolai D. Norton Dr. and Mrs. John Palms Pinewood Preparatory School Post and Courier Foundation Mr. and Mrs. J. Darryl Reyna Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Rhodes Dr. and Mrs Malcolm Rhodes Lisa and Joe Rice Roper St. Francis Rotary Club of Daniel Island Debbie and Greg Rothschild Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Sade Nicholas and Barbara Santella Claire and Joseph Schady Michael Shewan and Pat Patrick Janine and Ron Sievers Lisa and Robert Silvers Elaine and Bill Simpson Ted and Susan Soderlund Catherine and Christopher South Southern Lumber and Millwork Corporation W. Cecil and Charline Stricklin Michael W. Struve James H. Suddeth Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tarr, Jr. Ferd and Nancy Tedesco Jerry N. Theos Mrs. Maurice Thompson O.L. and Toni Thompson Dr. Mary Thornley Dr. and Mrs. Chris Tountas

Frank and Barbara Tribble Tristan Uricchio, Howe, Kress, Jacobson, Toporek, Theos & Keith, P.A. Paul & Jennifer Vannatta Vendue Inn Sandra and Philip Vineyard Jeff and Victoria Vinzani The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Thomas Waldrep Glenn Wheaton

Supporting Players ($500 - $999) Bank of America CGI Kim Cochran-Price College of Charleston, School of The Arts Judy & Bernard Cornwell Angelique Cunningham Dunes West Golf Club Durlach Associates Eaton Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation The Felder Foundation First Carolina Risk Management Advisors Bonnie Fraser Joyce and Gerry Gherlein Tina Hagen, Carolina One Ned Jervey Sandra Klein Paul and Louise Kohlheim Douglas and Kay Kugley Charles and Joan Lipuma Ren and Judy Manning Tracy and Dave Marley Douglas McCoy and Danny Jones Stephanie P. McDonald Janet and Tony Mills Jennifer and Sean Murray Bruce and Elizabeth Norton Ramsdale Law Firm Mr. and Mrs. John Rosen Rosen, Rosen & Hagood LLC Martha Rivers Ingram Mr. Halsey Schreier South Carolina Bank & Trust State Farm - Basil Lempesis Thomas and Nina Tisdale Julian and Erline Wiles Steve Yetman - Army Wives

Patrons ($250 - $499)

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ailes Gearin Broderick Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel Laura H. Clark Bobby Cremins Charitable Fund Dr. Carol J. Drowota Thomas Gibson Roy C. and JuleAnn Hoffman Robert and Judy Horst Rick and Diane Jerue Douglas McCoy and Danny Jones C.R. McDaniel Dr. Richard and Lorie Muenow Susan and Ned Payne Charlotte and Tom Rech Danny Reed David and Donna Ryan Shari and Andrew Saffer


Richard and Mary Gus Smith Tyson Smith Ann and Bruce Thompson The Wise Family Barbara Young

Friends (up to $249)

Ms. Jonea Crider Adams Mrs. Susan Addlestone-Berlin and Mr. Nico Berlin Jayne and Christopher Ahlstrom Deborah Anderson Eric Anderson Mr. Ray Ardis James Bakker The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Jim and Maryann Bannwart Donna Barrio Ed and Ann Bartko PJ Bern Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bex Christina Biagetti Barry and Ann Blake Natalie and Scott Bluestein Col. and Mrs. Raymond Borelli Stefan and MaryAnn Borysowicz Jim, Nori & Nikki Bregman Linda Brock Ms. Gladney Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brush Marilyn Buist Carol Bullock Wayne Burdick Nat Cabell Mrs. Nancy Canavera Madeline Carter John Cawood Benjamin and Susan Chase Ms. Karen Chuy Aaron G. Clark Anne and Will Cleveland George Coleman, Jr. Sara Cooper Julia Parker Copeland Dr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Corley III Judy and Bernard Cornwell Judi and Ted Corsaro Peter and Marion Cotton Catherine Couch-Casasco Darisa Crawford Carolyn Cremins Bryan and Kari Cribb Francis and Marcella Curley Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cutshall Marilyn and Joe Daly Mr. and Mrs. Bill Deck Larry Deckel Prof. Gordon Dehler and Prof. Ann Welsh Mr. and Mrs. Greg Deininger Donato A Denovellis Lucille Desario Lester Detterbeck Nancy Dezzutti Jeanne Dinkins Claudia Dion Angela DiPaolo Pat Duker Eaton Corporation Howard D. Edwards, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. George Fassuliotis Francis Foley Taryn Foster David Fox Frey Family Michael Frederick and Nancy J. Small Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Friedman Howard and Else Froberg Emma Gallimore James Gary and Pamela Owen-Early Janice M. and Luc Georget Steve Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Richard Andre Gillard

Nancy and Jim Gouse Joel Greene Faye Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Doug Haack Ronald Hacker Eric Hadley Michael Haga Annie Hall In Honor of Janet Hamilton Mary Hammond John Hammontree Keitt Hane Samantha Harris Susan Hearn JoAnne and Nelson Hicks Kandace and William Higley Dr. Elizabeth and Mr. Robert Hill Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hines Lawrence Holliday Peter Holmi Law Office of Waring S. Howe; Jr. Law Offices of Richard A. Hricik, PA Lynn and Mark Hunsinger Don and Donna Ingram Daliah Jackson Lavern James Linda W. James Robert and Mabel Jeffries Mr. and Mrs. Rivers T. Jenkins, III. Lisa Jones Myra Jones Tammy and Robert Kabakjian Catherine Kaiser Tamara Kasper Britt and Ryan Kelly Carol Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kendrick Leila and Paul Kent Sarah Kessler Alexandra Key Annette Kibler Kenneth King Rhett Klok Randy Koonce Peggy and Eric Krawcheck Dorothy and Lois Kronemer John and Shea Kuhn Dr. and Mrs. Seth Kupferman Heidi Lantin Sue and Gregory Lenox Carol and Jackson Libby Bill and Barbara Lohse George and Janet Lykos David and Terry Lupo John Mahala John and Temmy Mahoney Gillian Mark Robert Mathison Elizabeth Matthews Dennis and Ann Maxwell Jan and Joseph McAlhany Jr. Betsy McCarty Bill and Toni McChesney Ralph McCullough Mary Ann McDonald Connie McElhaney Marisa McEntire Dr. and Mrs. Ben McInnes James and Susan McKenna David and Karen McLaurin Kathryn Meier Rhetta and Joe Mendelsohn Jason Merchey Joanne and John Milkereit Don and Jo Miller David Milli Dana and Danny Mills Michael Monaco Sheryl Moore Terence Moore Pam Morrow C.H. Morton Mr. Michael J. Mrlik

Catherine Murphy Jennifer and Sean Murray Renee Murray Mr. and Mrs. Jim Myrick Brad Neville Curt and Susan Neville Barb and Bob Nicolai Carl and Temmey Novit Chris and Lynn Nowell Richard Nubel Katherine Oakley Mr. Anthony Oglietti Karen ONeill Dr. and Mrs. Stan Ottinger J. Laurence and Barbara Passmore Kim Payne Mr. and Mrs. David Peake Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Pamela and Ronald Pollitt J.E. Powell Lee Puckhaber Susan and James Radley Cherry Rivers Edna and Al Roberds Kelly Roberts Anne K Robichaux Jim & Georgie Rock Robert L. Rone Susan and Robert Rosen A. Rougier-Chapman Steve Rowe J.E. Royall Jeff Santi Sheryl and James Schnell Donald Scooler The Seabrook Family Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Sears, III Howard B. Sherman Jennifer and Robert Short Cory Skipper Barbara and Stuart Smith Barbara Lou and George Smyth Colton and Angela Smith John Smith Tom and Peggy Spain Mr. and Mrs. Spaulding James H. Suddeth Hilda and Hal Sugg Shane and Tammy Swanson Mr. and Mrs. Steven Swanson Diane Tausig Kimberly Taylor Jerry N. Theos Francis and Ann Hurd Thomas Linda Thomas Jenny Ticknor Trident United Way Susan and James Trusso Lynette Turner Merle Tyroler Mr. and Mrs. H. Wayne Unger, Jr. Mary Walker Susan Walters Justin and Alicia Ward Edward and Liesl Westbrook Greg and Kristin White James W. Whitehair Mr. Larry Wiessmann Adam Wiggins The William James Family Ms. Marlene Williamon Martha Caroline Williams Andrew and Nancy Wilson Linda and John Wilson John and Libby Love Wolford Dr. and Mrs. Clawrence Woodruff Mr. and Mrs. John Woods Drs. Jane Tyler and Curtis Worthington Beth and Matt Yaun Martin Yonas Mary and Benjamin Zamora Bob and Fran Zinko David Zoellner


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 January 25, 2011

Anthony and Linda Bakker Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel

Brandon and Katherine Guest Jennifer and Doug McElveen

Merrill Lynch

Jill and John Chalsty Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Darby Dennis Drew Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt Adriane and John McAvoy

Jim and Mary Millette Joanne and Morgan Morton Celeste and Charles Patrick Claire and Joseph Schady Michael Shewan

Janine and Ron Sievers Ted and Susan Soderlund Mrs. Maurice Thompson

Mrs. Susan Addlestone-Berlin and Mr. Nico Berlin Jane and Allan Anderson Nella Barkley Natalie and Scott Bluestein Sarah and Michael Book Ms. Nancy Bush Mr. and Mrs. Van C. Campbell Andy and Alfina Capelli Jean Carlton Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cass Thomas and Alma Clymer Janis and Charles Coe Judy and Bernard Cornwell Glyn Cowlishaw - Pinewood Preparatory School Kim Cochran-Price Drs. Frank and Teresa Cuoco Randy and Elaine Cuthbertson Bill and Sarah Daley Mr. and Mrs. John M. Dunnan

Nancy and Ralph Edwards Dr. and Mrs. F. Strait Fairey, Jr. The Felder Foundation Joyce and Gerry Gherlein Sam Gilner Frank and Katherine Glenn Glenn Keyes Architects Wes and Donna Henry Christina S. Homer Edward and Gina Kozek Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyles Elisabeth and Spencer Lynch Paul and Suzanne Lynch Dave Marley Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Martin Valerie Morris, College of Charleston D. Norton Mr. and Mrs. J. Darryl Reyna Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Rhodes Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Rhodes Lisa and Joe Rice

Debbie and Greg Rothschild Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Sade Nicolas and Barbara Santella Mr. and Mrs. Robert Silvers Catherine and Christopher South Mr. and Mrs. W. Cecil Stricklin Michael W. Struve James H. Suddeth Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tarr, Jr. Ferd and Nancy Tedesco Mr. and Mrs. Jerry N. Theos Thomas and Nina Tisdale O.L. and Toni Thompson Dr. Mary Thornley Chris and Rosemary Tountas Frank and Barbara Tribble Paul and Jennifer Vannatta Sandra and Flip Vineyard Thomas Waldrep

Angelique Cunningham Bonnie Fraser Ren and Judy Manning

Douglas McCoy and Danny Jones Jennifer and Sean Murray Anne and John Rosen

Shari and Andrew Saffer Halsey Schreier Tristan

Director’s Circle Platinum Members Director’s Circle Gold Members

Young Professional Fellows

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Coming Up Next! March 11 - 20, 2011 Dock Street Theatre

Lead Sponsor: The Albert Sottile Foundation Associate Sponsor: Publix Super Markets Charities What’s Up Dock? Down on earth, Miss Molly’s daughter and grandsons watch in wonder and amazement as their mother and grandmother, once a brilliant teacher of chemistry, drifts farther and farther away from them. This touching and moving story filled with warmth and good humor, explores the world of aging and celebrates the wonder Directed by Julian Wiles

and resilience of the human mind. Adult: $34 - $48 Senior: $32 - $48 Student: $22 - $48

March 25 - 27, 2011 Dock Street Theatre Sponsored by:

Nerds at the Dock Based on Mark Twain’s own adventures growing up in Hannibal, Missouri, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer follows Tom and his incorrigible friend Huckleberry Finn and their days growing up along the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Tom matches wits with his Sunday-school Adapted from Mark Twain’s novel by Julian Wiles Directed by Drew Archer

Adult: $22 Senior: $22 Student: $22

strict Aunt Polly, falls in love with the beguiling Becky Thatcher, and has to put up with his goody-two-shoes bratty little brother Sid. Along the way Tom and friends whitewash that famous picket fence, explore a dark and sinister riverside cave where they encounter the despicably evil villain, Injun Joe, and have the adventure of a lifetime.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT WWW.CHARLESTONSTAGE.COM OR CALL (843) 577-7183, M-F 12PM-5PM.| (843) 577-7183 | 31 www.charlestonstage.com



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