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2011-12 SEASON READY TO ROCK ’N’ ROLL Charlotte,” said Blumenthal President Tom Gabbard. “We are proud to be one of the top 10 touring markets, which helps Charlotte audiences be among the first to see tours such as THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Charlotte is the third stop). ” In addition to the Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series, Blumenthal Performing Arts announced four Broadway Extras: ROCK OF AGES, the arena-rock love story set to an ’80s soundtrack; the ® 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT; the explosive, high energy STOMP; and a new touring production of the worldwide smash, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Tickets for the Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series productions are available now through a season subscription. The basic seven-show subscription includes all productions except JERSEY BOYS. The eight-show subscription includes the megahit. Prices for a seven-show package start as low as $126.

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Elevated. This legendary contemporary ballet is a favorite among many NC Dance Theatre dancers and is part of the Director’s Choice performance in October. Dancer Sasha Janes takes a break from performing to choreograph Dangerous Liaisons. The twisted tale of passion and betrayal with original music and a modern set premieres in April. The season is anchored with the classics – Nutcracker, one of Charlotte’s favorite holiday traditions, and Sleeping Beauty, considered the essence of classical ballet. Sleeping Beauty takes to the stage in March with enchanting choreography, gorgeous costumes, magical sets and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score. In November the popular Innovative Works series moves to the new 200-seat theater inside Dance Theatre’s home in Uptown Charlotte. “Moving Innovative Works to Dance Theatre’s home gives us the ability to try some new things we’re excited about,” said President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. “We’re taking Innovative Works from a performance to an experience – bringing the audience closer to the dancers than ever before.”

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ver the past year, North Carolina Dance Theatre has made big moves both on and off the stage! Last June the Company moved to its new home, the Patricia McBride & JeanPierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance on North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. Shortly thereafter the Company traveled to Washington, D.C., to perform at the Kennedy Center for the first time. The Company had many “firsts” this season including performing Dracula, devoting a performance series to women choreographers, and working with up-andcoming choreographers Jiri Bubenicek and Emery LeCrone. Other highlights were Resident Choreographer Dwight Rhoden’s world premiere ballet Reflections of…, inspired by the life and work of Charlotte-born Photo by Peter Zay. artist Romare Bearden, and Innovative Works, which included seven environmentally themed ballets. Dance Theatre is building on the excitement and momentum of the past year and looking forward to an artistically excellent and entertaining 2011-2012 Season. Highlights for the upcoming season include choreographer William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat

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Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig

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Music by

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JEANINE TESORI Starring

ERIC PETERSEN HAVEN BURTON ALAN MINGO, JR. DAVID F.M. VAUGHN JOE ABRAHAM HOLLY ANN BUTLER CARRIE COMPERE EMILY CRAMER TYRONE DAVIS, JR. SANDRA DENISE HAYLEY FEINSTEIN DAVID FOLEY, JR. AYMEE GARCIA DEREK HANSON BENJAMIN HOWES CARA KEM SEAN MCKNIGHT MARA NEWBERY DENNY PASCHALL SARAH PEAK KEVEN QUILLON MORGAN ROSE JASON W. SHUFFLER BLAKELY SLAYBAUGH DANIELLE SOIBELMAN JULIUS THOMAS III Scenic & Costume Design

Lighting Design

TIM HATLEY

HUGH VANSTONE

Sound Design

Hair/Wig Design

Make-up Design

Puppet Design

PETER HYLENSKI

DAVID BRIAN-BROWN

NAOMI DONNE

TIM HATLEY

Casting

Illusions Consultant

Associate Director

Associate Choreographer

TARA RUBIN CASTING, CSA

MARSHALL MAGOON

EVAN ENSIGN

RACHEL BRESS

Dance Arrangements

Associate Orchestrator

MATTHEW SKLAR

JOHN CLANCY

Music Supervisor & Incidental Music Arrangements

TIM WEIL

Music Coordinator

Vocal Arrangements

Music Director

MICHAEL KELLER

JEANINE TESORI & TIM WEIL

ANDY GROBENGIESER

Production Stage Manager

Production Management

Exclusive Tour Booking

JOEL ROSEN

AURORA PRODUCTIONS

THE BOOKING GROUP

Tour Marketing/Press

National Marketing Director

General Management

Executive Producer

CATHERINE MAJOR

CLINT BOND JR.

STUART THOMPSON PRODUCTIONS

JAMES TRINER

Orchestrations

DANNY TROOB Choreographed by

JOSH PRINCE Directed by

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CAST (in alphabetical order) Princess Fiona ........................................................................................................HAVEN BURTON Wicked Witch, Blind Mouse, Queen Lillian ..................................................HOLLY ANN BUTLER Dragon, Mama Ogre, Tweedledum......................................................................CARRIE COMPERE Bricks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer ......................................................................TYRONE DAVIS, JR. Sugar Plum Fairy, Bluebird ....................................................................................SANDRA DENISE Young Fiona, Young Shrek, Dwarf ....................................................................HAYLEY FEINSTEIN Mama Bear, Gingy ....................................................................................................AYMEE GARCIA Papa Ogre, Straw, Knight, Pied Piper, Bishop ........................................................DEREK HANSON Papa Bear, Thelonius, Knight ............................................................................BENJAMIN HOWES Baby Bear, Blind Mouse ....................................................................................................CARA KEM Donkey ................................................................................................................ALAN MINGO, JR. Peter Pan, Guard, Dragon Head..........................................................................DENNY PASCHALL Ugly Duckling, Teen Fiona ............................................................................................SARAH PEAK Shrek........................................................................................................................ERIC PETERSEN Guard, Dragon Puppeteer ....................................................................................KEVEN QUILLON Shoemaker’s Elf, Blind Mouse ..................................................................................MORGAN ROSE Big Bad Wolf, King Harold, Captain of the Guard, Knight ............................JASON W. SHUFFLER Pinocchio, Knight ........................................................................................BLAKELY SLAYBAUGH Young Fiona, Young Shrek, Dwarf ..............................................................DANIELLE SOIBELMAN Sticks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer ......................................................................JULIUS THOMAS III Lord Farquaad ................................................................................................DAVID F.M. VAUGHN

UNDERSTUDIES Standbys and understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Shrek—DAVID FOLEY, JR.; For Princess Fiona—HOLLY ANN BUTLER, SANDRA DENISE; For Donkey—TYRONE DAVIS, JR., JULIUS THOMAS III; For Lord Farquaad—BENJAMIN HOWES, JASON W. SHUFFLER

SWINGS JOE ABRAHAM, EMILY CRAMER, DAVID FOLEY, JR., SEAN MCKNIGHT, MARA NEWBERY

DANCE CAPTAIN MARA NEWBERY

ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN SEAN MCKNIGHT

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Eric Petersen

Haven Burton

Alan Mingo, Jr.

David F. M. Vaughn

Joe Abraham

Holly Ann Butler

Carrie Compere

Emily Cramer

Tyrone Davis, Jr.

Sandra Denise

Hayley Feinstein

David Foley, Jr.

Aymee Garcia

Derek Hanson

Benjamin Howes

Cara Kem

Sean McKnight

Mara Newbery

Denny Paschall

Sarah Peak

Keven Quillon

Morgan Rose

Jason W. Shuffler

Blakely Slaybaugh

Danielle Soibelman

Julius Thomas III

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Big Bright Beautiful World” “Story of My Life” “The Goodbye Song” “Don’t Let Me Go” “Welcome to Duloc”* “What’s Up, Duloc?” “I Know It’s Today” “Travel Song” “Forever” “This Is How a Dream Comes True” “Who I’d Be” ACT II “Morning Person” “I Think I Got You Beat” “The Ballad of Farquaad” “Make a Move” “When Words Fail” “Morning Person” (Reprise) “Build a Wall” “Freak Flag” “Big Bright Beautiful World” (Reprise) “This Is Our Story” “I’m A Believer” * “Welcome to Duloc” (2001) Music by Mike Himelstein, Lyrics by Eric Darnell

SHREK THE MUSICAL ORCHESTRA Conductor—Andy Grobengieser Associate Conductor—Michael Gribbin Keyboards—Dan Bailey Drums—Jeff Trudell Guitar—Bobby Stanton Electronic Music Design: Andrew Barrett for Lionella Music LLC Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music/Anne Kaye & Doug Houston THERE WILL BE ONE 20-MINUTE INTERMISSION

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST ERIC PETERSEN (Shrek). Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Shrek Standby/Papa Ogre/Straw Pig). Other credits include: first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee), many Theatreworks USA productions, readings of Zorba (with Antonio Banderas), Up Here, among numerous others. Regional: …Spelling Bee (North Shore/ Barrington Stage), The Foreigner (Engeman Theatre), The Producers (Barn Theatre), Oliver! (Charleston Stage). TV: “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “As The World Turns,” “Evan & Gareth Trying To Get Laid” and an upcoming NBC pilot with Jimmy Smits. Eric is a proud graduate of Bradley University and member of Actors’ Equity. Thanks to God, BRS, the whole Shrek team, Mom, Dad, Kyle, Lisa and our new baby girl, Sophia. Check out more at EricPetersenOnline.com. HAVEN BURTON (Princess Fiona) is elated to play a princess at long last and is stoked to return to her Shrek family. She loves singing, animals and is fluent in duck and squirrel. Originally from LA LA Land, she moved far, far away to Broadway where she was most recently seen in Shrek The Musical as Gingy and understudied Fiona and Teen Fiona! Other Broadway credits include Legally Blonde (Margot the dog whisperer/Elle) and Rent (Maureen). Greatest thanks to SCAW, my supportive and hilarious family and my dearest love, Denny. Thanks most of all to God. Shout out to Adam, Grammy, Cedwick and Dunstan! ALAN MINGO, JR. (Donkey). Broadway credits: Sebastian in Disney’sThe Little Mermaid, where he was an original company member; Tom Collins in Rent. Prior to joining Rent on Broadway he staged, choreographed and performed in the Italian version of Rent for Luciano Pavarotti. He also performed in both national companies. Other national tours: Seaweed in Hairspray and Simba in the Los Angeles company and the first national tour of Disney’s The Lion King. Regional credits: The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse, A Christmas Story:The Musical at Kansas City Rep. TV credits: “Frasier,” “Law & Order,” “The Wayne Brady Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” M.F.A.: University of California, Irvine. alanmingo.com. DAVID F.M. VAUGHN (Lord Farquaad) is thrilled to continue his Shrek journey, after being a member of the original Broadway company. Before he dove into the swamp, he was seen as Enjolras in the regional premiere of Les Misérables and Riff in the New Orleans Opera production of West Side Story. David is also a composer, winning Outstanding Music and Lyrics for his work on Extraordinary! at the 2005 NY International Fringe Festival. Other composition credits include The Johnny, music for the web series “Weiner and Weiner,” The Night and upcoming Trip The Light

Fantastic. B.A. from FSU. Thanks to Mom, friends, family and peeps at TW; all who put up with my tomfoolery. www.DavidFMVaughn.com. JOE ABRAHAM (Swing). Broadway: Hairspray, The Little Mermaid. Tours/Regional: Hairspray, Cats, Show Boat, Peter Pan, Funny Girl (among others). B.F.A. Penn State. Joe is thrilled to be on the road again… this time with his wife, Christine, and their own “baby shrek” named Cole! Overflowing love and thanks to family and friends everywhere! TheThrivingArtists.com. HOLLY ANN BUTLER (Wicked Witch, Blind Mouse, Queen Lillian, u/s Princess Fiona). Broadway/off-Broadway/nat’l tour: Grease, Happiness (dir. Susan Stroman), Jersey Boys (Lorraine/Lead Angel), Anyone Can Whistle (dir. Casey Nicholaw). Regional: …Millie as Millie (Drury Lane); Urinetown, Hope (Carousel); Cats, Rumpleteazer (TUTS); Gypsy, Louise (Barnstormers). TV/film: “Figure it Out,” “SeaQuest 2032,” Looking for Trouble. B.F.A: FSU. Thanks: The Mine, Jeff and my family. CARRIE COMPERE (Dragon, Mama Ogre, Tweedledum) is elated to join the Shrek family! Past roles: Nell (Ain’t Misbehavin’), Aunt Em/Glinda (The Wiz) and Sheila (The Gift). She thanks: God, Jerry (hubby), Isaiah and Pneuma (children) and her hugely supportive family. Thanks Barry, Susan and Padraic! Dedicated to the memory of her mother—For you…Jeanne! EMILY CRAMER (Swing) could not be more thrilled to be making her post-college debut in anything but the Shrek company! Originally from Boston, she is a 2009 graduate from the CAP21 program under the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Thank you Jeannie, Joel, Michael, Mum and Dad. I love you. TYRONE DAVIS, JR. (Bricks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer, u/s Donkey). Off-Broadway: Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe (Classical Theatre of Harlem). NY: Coriolanus (Judith Shakespeare Co.), The Rape of the Lock (JSC), Twelfth Night (Take Wing and Soar). Tours: The Mystery of King Tut (Theatreworks USA), King Lear (CTH). Regional: Pure Confidence (Vineyard Playhouse). B.F.A: New World School of the Arts. Thanks to family and Dan! SANDRA DENISE (Sugar Plum Fairy, Bluebird, u/s Princess Fiona). Atlanta native, NYU Grad. National Equity tours: Rent, Happy Days (Pinky). Original touring companies of Parade, Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray (Penny), Jersey Boys. Regional: Happy Days (Goodspeed and The Falcon). Film/TV: “ER,” “That ’70s Show,”

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST “Gilmore Girls,” Georgia Rule. Love and Thanks to Dad, Jenny and especially Mom…the brightest star in the heavens! HAYLEY FEINSTEIN (Young Fiona Tues/Thurs/ Sat, Young Shrek, Dwarf Wed/ Fri/Sun) is thrilled to be making her professional theatre debut in Shrek The Musical! Theatre: Little Mermaid Jr. (Sea Baby, Chef), Annie Jr. (Annie). TV: “3rd & Bird” on Playhouse Disney (Rudy, series regular), “Sesame Street.” Commercial and audio CD voiceovers. Special thanks to Abrams Artists, Amelia, and Gulnara. XXOO to Mom, Dad, and Tori. DAVID FOLEY, JR. (Swing, u/s Shrek). Off-B’way: Forbidden Broadway, Evergreen (Prospect Theater Company). Regional: Guys and Dolls at STAGES St. Louis (Nathan Detroit), The Wild Party with freeFall Theatre Company (Burrs), Finding Nemo: The Musical (Marlin). David is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. AYMEE GARCIA (Mama Bear, Gingy) is honored to be part of this amazing company. She is also ecstatic to be back on the road! Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Mama Bear), Avenue Q (u/s Kate Monster, Mrs. T and Christmas Eve), Les Misérables (Madame Thénardier). Television/ puppetry: “It’s a Big Big World” (PBS, Smooch). For Jade, Ruby and Kylie.

SEAN MCKNIGHT (Asst. Dance Captain, Swing). NYC/Tour: Curtains, Girl Crazy, Stairway to Paradise, The Producers, 42nd Street, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt, Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy Keeler) and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Kennedy Center: Ragtime, Carnival!, Mame. His choreography of Hot Mikado earned him nominations for both the LA Drama Critics Circle Award and the Ovation! Award. GO BLUE! MARA NEWBERY (Swing, Dance Captain) is honored to be a part of this fabulous tour. B.F.A. University of Michigan. Much love to the best parents a girl could ask for, John, CTG and the big man upstairs. For my brilliant JPot. Proud member of AEA. Go Blue! DENNY PASCHALL (Peter Pan, Guard, Dragon Head) is thrilled to be a part of Shrek The Musical on tour. Broadway: Beauty and the Beast, Chicago and Shrek The Musical. He enjoys being outside and is madly in love with a girl who talks to animals. Much thanks to God and my family for everything. I love you Monkey! SARAH PEAK (Ugly Duckling, Teen Fiona) was last seen as Holly in the first national tour of The Wedding Singer and is happy to be back on the road! Favorite credits include Gypsy (June), Cabaret (Lulu), 1940s Radio Hour (Connie) Pinkalicious (Pinkalicious). NKU graduate. Lots of love to Mom, Dad, four sisters, one bro and Mark.

DEREK HANSON (Papa Ogre, Straw, Knight, Pied Piper, Bishop). Originally from Missoula Montana. Tours: A Chorus Line (Zach), CATS (Munkustrap). Regional: Fiddler (Perchik), La Mancha (Anselmo). U of Northern Colorado. Thanks to God for continually blessing me. The Talent Mine, Tara Rubin Casting, Mike Ruckles, family, friends. and fiancé Becky, my inspiration for everything. Proud member of AEA.

KEVEN QUILLON (Guard, Dragon Puppeteer). Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Pied Piper, Gnome), Grease (u/s Doody, Roger). Workshops: An Officer and A Gentleman (Troy), Leap of Faith. First national tours: Grease, Sweet Charity, Saturday Night Fever (Joey), We Will Rock You (Vegas), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (L.A.). Thank you Tara Rubin Casting, the Shrek team and Mom!

BENJAMIN HOWES (Papa Bear, Thelonius, Knight, u/s Lord Farquaad). Broadway: [title of show]. OffB’way: Vineyard Theatre, Encores!, The Mint Theatre Company. TV: principal roles on “One Life To Live,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Law & Order: CI.” Regional: The Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, St. Louis Rep, Goodspeed and many more. For a biog visit benjaminhowes.com. Much love to Don and Disco.

MORGAN ROSE (Shoemaker’s Elf, Blind Mouse). National tour debut! Off-Broadway: Dear Edwina. Regional: Hairspray, West Side Story, …Millie (MSMT), Funny Girl (Westchester), George M! (TBTS). B.F.A. Music Theatre FSU. Many thanks to the entire Shrek team, Tara Rubin and MSA. Morgan’s work is inspired by her amazing parents and dedicated to the memory of her brother, Dustin.

CARA KEM (Baby Bear, Blind Mouse). Born and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up performing. BS from University of Central Oklahoma. Most recently seen in the national tour of High School Musical. Much thanks to my amazing husband and family, teachers Marilyn Govich, Pat Adams and Kimberly Vaughn! All the glory to God! “I’M A BELIEVER!”

JASON W. SHUFFLER (Big Bad Wolf, King Harold, Captain of the Guard, Knight, u/s Lord Farquaad). Jason is thrilled to be joining the Shrek family! National Tours: Grease! and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Favorite regional: Full Monty (Marriott), Jesus Christ Superstar (NSMT), Great Expectations (MMT). BFA: Penn State University. Special

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST thanks to The Mine, Tara Rubin Casting, and College Football. To my family and friends, without you, I could not be! Thanks y'all!!! BLAKELY SLAYBAUGH (Pinocchio, Knight) is elated to be playing America’s favorite wooden boy! Credits include: Mike (A Chorus Line), Emcee (Cabaret), Hot Blades Harry (Urinetown), Dean (All Shook Up), A-Rab (West Side Story) and Eugene (Biloxi Blues), among others. B.F.A: CCM. Thanks to the Shrek family, Tara Rubin Casting, Family at home and Gretchen! DANIELLE SOIBELMAN (Young Fiona Wed/Fri/Sun, Young Shrek, Dwarf Tues/Thurs/Sat). Regional: Little Girl (Ragtime), Eve (A Pirate's Christmas), Kate (Annie), and 20+ other theatre productions. Television credits: “Better Off Ted,” “Saving Grace,” “Californication,” and currently a series regular on “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.” Voice credits include Shrek Forever After and others. Visit www.imdb.me/daniellesoibelman. JULIUS THOMAS III (Sticks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer, u/s Donkey). Thrilled to join Shrek! Created the role of Roy for Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway. Nat'l Tours: Xanadu (Terpsicore), 25th...Spelling Bee (Mitch/Chip), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Lyric Theatre, WV. Public, MTW, Stage One, NYMF. Thx: Tara Rubin, Ann Steele, MDTJM! Wichita State Univ. ThunderCats HO! DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE (Book & Lyrics) was most recently nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Prior to that he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC’s Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His other shows include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole is scheduled for release this Fall. It stars Nicole Kidman and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell. David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council. JEANINE TESORI (Music) has written four Tonynominated scores for Broadway: Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Shrek The Musical (lyrics, David

Lindsay-Abaire). The production of Caroline, or Change at the National Theater in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Her first musical, Violet, written with Brian Crawley, received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1997. She has been the recipient of many other honors including Drama Desk and Obie Awards, and was cited by ASCAP as the first woman composer to have “two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway.” She composed the music for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Mother Courage, directed by George C. Wolfe, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. She has written songs for the movie Shrek The Third. Her film scores include Nights in Rodanthe, Winds of Change, Show Business and Wrestling With Angels. She composed songs for the Disney DVD releases Mulan II, Lilo and Stitch II and The Little Mermaid III. She has produced 60 CDs for SilverBurdett Ginn’s Making Music and the original cast albums for Twelfth Night, Violet and Caroline, or Change. Ms. Tesori, a Barnard graduate, is on the council of the Dramatists Guild. Her next project is a new musical with the playwright Lisa Kron. JASON MOORE (Director). Broadway: Shrek The Musical, Avenue Q, Steel Magnolias. Carnegie Hall: Jerry Springer: The Opera. Off-Broadway: Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Avenue Q (the Vineyard), Guardians (the Culture Project), The Crumple Zone. Associate directing: Les Misérables (Broadway, national tour), Ragtime (Vancouver). Writer: The Floatplane Notebooks (Charlotte Repertory Theatre). TV directing: episodes of “Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood,” “One Tree Hill” and “Brothers and Sisters.” Jason has a B.S. in performance studies from Northwestern University. ROB ASHFORD (Director) is director and choreographer of the current Broadway revival of Promises, Promises (Tony nomination, Best Choreography) starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Other Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony Award, Best Choreography), The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination), Curtains (Tony nomination), Cry-Baby (Tony nomination). In London, A Streetcar Named Desire starring Rachel Weisz at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier nomination, Best Revival), Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier nominations for Direction and Choreography), Evita (Olivier nomination), Guys and Dolls (Olivier nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Olivier nomination), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre). Other credits include Parade (Mark Taper Forum), Candide (English National Opera, La Scala, Milan, Chatelet, Paris), Tenderloin, Bloomer Girl, A Connecticut Yankee… and Pardon My English (Encores!). He provided choreography for the film Beyond the Sea directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. Mr. Ashford won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST his work on the “81st Annual Academy Awards,” and was recently appointed an Associate Director at The Donmar Warehouse in London. JOSH PRINCE (Choreographer). Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Outer Critics Circle nom.). OffBroadway: The Kid (The New Group). New York City: The Bridge Project (BAM/The Old Vic ’09/’10); The Jerry Springer Opera (with Harvey Keitel) at Carnegie Hall; Camelot (with Gabriel Byrne) with the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center (PBS); and All Singing All Dancing (Town Hall ’09). Josh also recently had the pleasure of choreographing the 2010 Kennedy Center Spring Gala. Additional credits: Tales From The Bad Years (Theater Works Palo Alto, dir.); Calvin Berger (MTC 7@7 Series, Dir.); Emerald Man (NYMF, Dir.); Barnum (Dir.); Cabaret (Dir.); Guys and Dolls; One Way Ticket To Hell (Dir.); The Full Monty; The Big Funk (Dir.); La Boheme; Anything Goes; and Singin’ In The Rain. TIM HATLEY (Set, Costume & Puppet Design). Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for his work on Shrek The Musical. Winner of 2002 Tony and Drama Desk awards for Private Lives on Broadway. Winner of the 2002 Olivier Award for Humble Boy and Private Lives in the West End and a 1997 Olivier Award for Stanley at the Royal National Theatre. Broadway credits: Spamalot, Private Lives, Vincent in Brixton, The Crucible, Stanley. Film credits: Stage Beauty, Closer and Notes on a Scandal. Previous theatre work includes working with Theatre de Complicite, Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera and London’s West End. Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. HUGH VANSTONE (Lighting) has designed lighting for plays, musicals and operas in London, New York and around the world. He has received three Olivier Awards for his work in London. New York credits: A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld); God of Carnage (Jacobs); Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre— Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Lighting); Shrek The Musical (Broadway), BoeingBoeing (Longacre); Spamalot (Shubert—Tony nomination for Best Lighting); Bombay Dreams (Broadway); Life (x) 3 (Circle in the Square); Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night and Hamlet (BAM); The Graduate (Plymouth); Follies (Belasco); Blast! (Broadway); The Unexpected Man (Promenade); The Blue Room (Cort); Closer (Music Box); Art (Royale). PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Designer). Grammy, Tony and Olivier award nominated. Selected Broadway: Shrek The Musical; Rock of Ages; Lend Me

A Tenor; Cry-Baby; The Times They Are A-Changin’; The Wedding Singer; Sweet Charity; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Little Women; Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve: Wynn Las Vegas; Ragtime (West End); Walking with Dinosaurs; Mame; Opening Doors; The Scottsboro Boys; Annie. He has designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and The Kennedy Center. Recently Peter co-produced the cast album of Shrek the Musical with Jeanine Tesori and was the re-record mixer on his fourth film for the American Museum of Natural History titled Journey to the Stars. TIM WEIL (Music Supervisor & Incidental Music Arrangements). Broadway: Rent, Jumpers, Sally Marr…and her escorts (composer). Off-Broadway: 10 Million Miles (ATC, Drama Desk nomination, Best Orchestrations), The Baker’s Wife (York Theatre), Rent (NYTW). Film: Camp (IFC), Rent (Sony, Revolution), The Marc Pease Experience (Paramount). Television: “Sheep in the Big City,” “Bear in the Big Blue House” (Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network), many early-morning and late-night variety shows. Recordings: Rent (Broadway, film soundtracks), Camp (producer, arranger), Adam Pascal’s Model Prisoner and Sherie Rene Scott’s Men I’ve Had (Sh-KBoom Records). For the past several years, Tim has served on the panel for the Jonathan Larson Foundation, which provides grants to aspiring composers and lyricists. DANNY TROOB (Orchestrator). His career as a musician includes composing, orchestrating and conducting. Some early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music), Big River (music supervision, Drama Desk Award winner). Orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas, where he also conducted the score. Wrote the underscore to The Little Mermaid II (nominated for Annie Award— lost to Shrek!), and the TV musical versions of “Cinderella,” “Annie” and “The Music Man.” He orchestrated the smash hit revival of Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr. and will be orchestrating Doctor Zhivago in Sydney for the upcoming Lucy Simon Des McAnuff collaboration. JOHN CLANCY (Associate Orchestrator). Shrek is Clancy’s debut in Broadway orchestration. Regional credits: Assoc. Orchestrator, Just So, Goodspeed ’98/North Shore 2001. As a NY drummer/MD, Clancy has toured with Danielia Cotton, Alexa Joel and Constantine Maroulis (“American Idol”). B’way playing credits: Caroline, or Change; Spring Awakening; Tarzan; Brooklyn; Grease. DAVID BRIAN BROWN (Wig/Hair Design). Broadway: A Steady Rain, The Country Girl, Little

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Tarzan, Butley, The Wedding Singer; Chita…, The Woman In White, The Odd Couple, Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention of Love, Aida, The Rainmaker, The Iceman Cometh, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, Chicago, Sideshow, 1776, Steel Pier, Big, Sunset Boulevard. Film credits include: It’s Complicated, Angels In America (Emmy nomination), Too Wong Foo…. NAOMI DONNE (Makeup Design). Film: James Bond—The Living Daylights, License to Kill and The Quantum of Solace; Six Degrees of Separation; The Crucible; The Object of My Affection; A Perfect Murder; Chocolat (BAFTA nomination); Random Hearts; Practical Magic; Little Women; Zoolander; The Royal Tenenbaums (Hollywood Make Up Guild Award); Meet the Fockers; The Producers; Synecdoche, New York; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Theatre N.Y.: Twelfth Night (LCT), Electra, Betrayal, Aida, The Graduate, Nine, Sweet Smell of Success, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Year of Magical Thinking, Shrek The Musical (New York Theater Wing design nomination). Theatre West End: Starlight Express, Song and Dance, Children of a Lesser God, Time, MaryPoppins, Love Never Dies. TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Country Girl; Rock ’n’Roll; Farnsworth Invention; …Young Frankenstein; Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; My Fair Lady; Pirate Queen; Les Misérables; History Boys; Spamalot; Jersey Boys; …Spelling Bee; Producers; Mamma Mia!; Phantom; Oklahoma!; Happiness; Frogs; Contact; Thou Shalt Not. Yale Rep.

MICHAEL KELLER (Music Coordinator). Music coordination for Broadway: American Idiot, The Addams Family, Million Dollar Quartet, Fela, Memphis, Next To Normal, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, Barbra Streisand Concerts (1994–2007). Pamela, Zachary and Alexis make it all worthwhile. MARSHALL MAGOON (Illusions Consultant) has created illusions for Monty Python’s Spamalot, the revival of Damn Yankees and The Shaw Festival’s Invisible Man. Marshall was featured on NBC television’s “Days of Our Lives” and has created presentations for many Fortune 500 companies. Find out more about him at magoonmagic.com. EVAN ENSIGN (Associate Director). Associate directing credits: Shrek (Broadway); Avenue Q (Broadway, U.S. tour, London); Rent (Broadway, U.S. tour); co-associate director Les Misérables (U.S. tour). He has directed productions of Rent in the Far East and in Montreal. As production stage manager on Broadway: Exit the King, Avenue Q, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Imaginary Friends, Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, and most recently Julie Andrews’ The Gift of Music at the O2 Arena in London. On tour: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Rent. STEPHEN SPOSITO (Assistant Director). As Assistant Director: Promises, Promises (Broadway); Shrek The Musical (Broadway); Parade (Mark Taper Forum); Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall); Speech and Debate (Roundabout Theatre Company); 81st Annual Academy Awards (Production Coordinator). Upcoming: Leap of Faith (Ahmanson Theatre, Associate Director). Graduate of the University of Michigan.

ANDY GROBENGIESER (Music Director). Broadway: The Little Mermaid (original cast recording), Lestat. National tours: The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Altar Boyz, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Degrees from Millikin University and the University of Texas-Austin. Adjunct professor in Music Theory, Pace University. Co-developer of “Tempi” metronome application for iPhone.

JOEL ROSEN (Production Stage Manager). Most Recent: In The Heights (National Tour); Tours: Avenue Q, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Broadway: How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Musical; Imaginary Friends; Off Broadway: Fat Pig, The Exonerated; Regional: Avenue Q, Las Vegas; The Color Purple (Alliance Theatre, World Premiere); Over 30 shows Old Globe Theatre, San Diego.

MATTHEW SKLAR (Dance Arranger). Broadway: The Wedding Singer (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Best Original Score). Television: “Wonder Pets.” Awards: Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theatre Award, Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award. Over a dozen Broadway productions as pianist and conductor including: Caroline, or Change; Nine; 42nd Street; Titanic; Miss Saigon; and Les Misérables.

ANNA R. KALTENBACH (Stage Manager): Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tokyo); A Chorus Line (First National Tour); Mamma Mia! (International Tour 2); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (First National Tour); Joseph… (Marriott Lincolnshire & Chicago Shakespeare); Some Unfortunate Hour (Other Theatre Company); Rain of Gold (Western Stage); Cleo Parker Robinson Dance; Colorado Ballet; Opera Colorado. Proud Actors’ Equity member.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST BRYAN ROUNTREE (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Shrek The Musical, Ragtime, Exit The King, Jersey Boys. Other work includes Mother Courage and Her Children (The Public), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall), The Farnsworth Invention, Zhivago, Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse). National Tours: Jersey Boys, Rent, Chicago, The Wedding Singer, Jesus Christ Superstar. Workshops: The Book of Mormon, Peep Show. Thanks to David, Family & Friends for their constant love and support! ANDREW BARRETT (Electronic Music Design) is thrilled to be part of the Shrek family. Andrew has most recently designed systems for Wicked, The Little Mermaid and Sister Act. Andrew’s projects as film composer and orchestrator include Auto Focus, Arlington Road, Lost Highway and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Thanks to Kathy for her love and support. MICHAEL MARINO (Prosthetic Makeup Design) is sought out in the industry for his extremely realistic prosthetic makeup. Protége of legendary makeup designer Dick Smith, Owner of Prosthetic Renaissance Studios. Projects include: I Am Legend, Boardwalk Empire, Black Swan, The Tempest, Enchanted, Cop Out, The Wrestler, “Saturday Night Live,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and others. RACHEL BRESS (Associate Choreographer). Choreography: “Sex and the City,” “The Electric Co.,” NBA and WNBA All-Star shows, Apartment 3A (by Jeff Daniels), Lost & Found (world premiere). Assoc. Choreography: Broadway: 9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Dirty Blonde, The Apple Tree, …On a Clear Day (City Center), Pippin (national tour). Perf: Wicked, Mamma Mia, 9 to 5, NYCO. Co-founder: StageDoorConnections.com and RachelBress.com. AURORA PRODUCTIONS (Production Management). Current projects: The Addams Family, The Importance of Being Earnest, The People in the Picture, The Book of Mormon, Motherf**ker with the Hat, Sister Act, Jerusalem, and The House of Blue Leaves. Past projects include over 150 Broadway shows and their tours. Aurora is Gene O'Donovan and Ben Heller with Stephanie Sherline, Jarid Sumner, Liza Luxenberg, Jason Margolis, Ryan Stanisz & Melissa Mazdra. STUART THOMPSON PRODUCTIONS (General Management). Responsible for more than 50 Broadway shows. The most recent include God of Carnage, A View From the Bridge, Fences, Shrek The Musical, Exit the King, You’re Welcome America, Boeing-Boeing, Lend Me A Tenor and Next Fall. JAMES TRINER (Executive Producer). Executive

Producer of the National Tour and the West End productions of Shrek The Musical. Prior to joining DreamWorks Theatricals, James was a General Manager with Stuart Thompson Productions since 1998, where his Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions included Doubt, The Year of Magical Thinking, Proof, Three Days of Rain, Red Light Winter, The Blue Room, Amy’s View and Take Me Out. He was the company manager of the Manhattan Theatre Club for three seasons and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. DREAMWORKS THEATRICALS (Producer) was established in 2007 by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) to produce stage productions based on its films and other original and adapted works. Bill Damaschke serves as President of DreamWorks Theatricals and Co-President of Production for DWA. DWA is devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. DWA’s current and upcoming film slate includes Megamind, Kung Fu Panda: Kaboom of Doom and Puss in Boots; past titles include Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek The Third, Shrek Forever After, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your Dragon. Shrek was the winner of the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Jeffrey Katzenberg currently serves as DWA’s CEO and on the Board of Directors and was a co-founder of DreamWorks Studios in 1994. Shrek The Musical is DWA’s first venture in legitimate theatre. BILL DAMASCHKE (Producer). President, DreamWorks Theatricals; co-president of production, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. He joined DreamWorks Studios in 1995 and has served in a variety of animation roles, including head of creative production and head of development. Damaschke served as a producer of Shark Tale (nominated for Best Animated Feature Academy Award in 2004) and an executive producer of films including this year’s How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, and the upcoming Megamind. He has and continues to oversee the creative development from inception to screen of DWA’s film slate. NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS (Producer) was formed in 2003 by Sam Mendes, Caro Newling and Pippa Harris to produce film and theatre. Films: Away We Go, Revolutionary Road, Jarhead, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Starter for Ten, Things We Lost in the Fire. Theatre: The Bridge Project with Brooklyn Academy of Music/Old Vic. Broadway: Red, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, The Vertical Hour, Sunday in the Park with George. West End premieres: Enron, Three Days of Rain, Sunday. Mendes and Newling established and ran the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1992 to 2002, originating some 70 productions including, on

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST Broadway, The Blue Room, Electra, True West and the Tony Award winners Cabaret, The Real Thing, Take Me Out. nealstreetproductions.com. WILLIAM STEIG (Author of the Book Shrek!). Named the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek, William Steig remains The New Yorker’s longestrunning contributor, with more than 1,600 drawings and 117 covers to his name. He began writing and illustrating books for children at the age of 60. His work Sylvester and the Magic Pebble earned him the Caldecott Medal, the highest honor bestowed on children’s picture books, but it was the 1990 fairy tale Shrek! that ultimately brought him his largest audience by inspiring one of the most successful film franchises in motion picture history. William Steig wrote and illustrated children’s books up until the last year of his life and died in 2003 at the age of 95. SPECIAL THANKS The creative team would like to thank all the filmmakers and artists at DreamWorks and PDI/DreamWorks who opened and welcomed us into their SHREK world. STAFF FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL GENERAL MANAGEMENT Stuart Thompson Cassidy Briggs Kate Egan, Kevin Emrick, Nathan Gehan, Geo Karapetyan, Brittany Levasseur, Andrew Lowy, Marshall B. Purdy, Christopher Taggart, David Turner NATIONAL PRESS REPRESENTATIVE BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN Adrian Bryan-Brown Heath Schwartz TOUR MARKETING/PRESS REPRESENTATIVE C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING Catherine Major Jennifer Sims Spike Dawson CASTING TARA RUBIN CASTING Tara Rubin CSA, Eric Woodall CSA Laura Schutzel CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA, Dale Brown CSA Paige Blansfield, Kaitlin Shaw PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AURORA PRODUCTIONS Gene O’Donovan, Ben Heller, Stephanie Sherline, Jarid Sumner, Liza Luxenberg, Ryan Stanisz, Jason Margolis and Melissa Mazdra EXCLUSIVE TOUR BOOKING AGENT THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair, President Kara Gebhart, Vice President Operations www.thebookinggroup.com Stage Manager ............................Anna R. Kaltenbach Assistant Stage Manager....................Bryan Rountree Company Manager ..............................Nathan Gehan Assistant Company Manager ......................Kate Egan Associate Director ..................................Evan Ensign

Associate Choreographer ......................Rachel Bress Assistant Director ............................Stephen Sposito Associate Scenic Designer......................Paul Weimer Assistant Scenic Designers ....................Raul Abrego, Melissa Shakun Associate Costume Designers........Tracy Christensen, Brian J. Bustos Assistant Costume Designer ................Angela Kahler Costume Department Assistants..............Sara Foster, Jennifer Raskopf Associate Lighting Designer..............Philip Rosenberg Assistant Lighting Designer ..............Anthony Pearson Moving Light Programmer ................Sharon Huizinga Associate Sound Designer ..................Keith Caggiano Associate Hair/Wig Designer..................Mitchell Beck Associate Prosthetics Designer ..............Dave Presto Associate Makeup Designer............Angela L. Johnson Media Associate and Programmer ............Laura Frank Production Carpenter ..........................Mike Martinez Head Carpenter ..................................William J. Pate Deck Carpenter....................................Shaun Altman Flyman ..................................Brent “Squatch” Jahnke Automation ............................................Sean Collins Production Electricians ..................James J. Fedigan, Randall Zaibek Head Electrician ..................................Steven Deidel Deck Electrician ..................................Daniel Swalec Follow Spot Operator ......................Ann Marie Roche Production Sound ........................................Phil Lojo Head Sound Engineer ......................Jason Choquette Assistant Sound Engineer ....................Alex Hawthorn Production Props ..................................James Cariot Head Props ..........................................Scott Gibson Assistant Props ........................................Andy Miller Wardrobe Supervisor ........Debbie Burkman-Margolies Assistant Wardrobe Supervisors ........Casey Cameron, Sandy Keslar, Mario Alonzo Urena Dresser ..................................................Sara Foster Hair Supervisor ....................................Mitchell Beck Assistant Hair Supervisor ........................Lynn Grassy Hairdresser ........................................Jason Flanders Makeup Supervisor ........................Jason Goldsberry Makeup Assistants ..Brandon Claflin, Jorie Mars Malan Puppet Coach ......................................Aymee Garcia Dialect Coach ....................................Stephen Gabis Production Photographer........................Joan Marcus Rehearsal Pianist ................................Jason DeBord Rehearsal Percussion ............................Warren Odze Production Assistants ........................Donald Claxon, Miguel Mendiola, Rebecca Spinac Tutor/Child Wrangler ........................Carolyn Dunning Banking ..........................................Bank of America Payroll ................................Castellana Services, Inc. Production Accountants ....Katie Colyer, Jason Fujimoto Insurance ........................................DeWitt Stern Inc. Legal Counsel ..............Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/M. Graham Coleman, Robert Driscoll Merchandising ................................The Araca Group Interactive Marketing ..Steven Rummer, Lauren Biegler Website ..........SpotCo–Sara Fitzpatrick, Matt Wilstein, Marc Mettler, Stephen Santore Physical Therapy ..NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy, Inc Medical Director ..........................Thomas Myers, MD Children’s Tutoring ..................On Location Education

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Puppet Consultant Michael Curry Design


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Prosthetic Makeup Design Michael Marino Prosthetic Renaissance Hayes Vilandry Roland Blancafor Chris Kelly Paul Komoda CREDITS Scenery fabrication by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, L.L.C., New Windsor, NY. Additional scenery and fly automation by Hudson Scenic Studios. Show control and scenic motion control featuring Stage Command Systems ® by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, L.L.C., New Windsor, NY. Lighting Equipment from PRG Lighting. Sound Equipment from PRG Audio. Video Projection System Provided by Scharff Weisberg Inc. Special Effects designed and created by Kelly Sticksel/Excitement Technologies Group, Dallas, Texas. Costumes executed by Tricorne, Inc.; ParsonsMeares, Ltd., Eric Winterling, Inc.; Barbara Matera, Ltd.; Seams Unlimited; Crystal Thompson. Costume crafts by Marian Jean Hose, Leigh Cranston, Erik Andor, Emily Ockenfels, John Jerard Studio. Costume mechanics by Jon Gellman Effects, Perfection Electricks, Michael Curry Design, Inc. John Jerard Studio. Knitwear by Maria Ficalora Knitwear, Ltd., Janet Bloor. Custom fabric printing by Gene Mignola. Armor by Costume Armor. Custom millinery provided by Lynne Mackey Studio; Arnold S. Levine, Inc.; Rodney Gordon. Custom footwear by Carpi Shoes by Oscar Navarro, Handmade shoes by Fred Longtin, LaDuca, Capezio. Custom fabric painting by Jose Asiatico, Jeff Fender, Virginia Clow, Claudia Dzundza, Mary Macy, Parmalee Welles Tolkan, Margaret Peot. Hosiery and undergarments by Bra*Tenders. Props fabricated by Arnold S. Levine, Inc.; Perfection Electrics; Paragon Innovation Group; The Spoon Group; Zoe Morsette; Craig Grigg; Tom Carroll Scenery; Randy Carfagno Productions; Scenic Technologies; Michael Curry Designs; The Character Shop; Costume Armor; Jerard Studio, Inc. Travel Song puppets by Rick Lazzarini/The Character Shop. Wigs by Hudson Brown Wigs and Ray Marston Wig Studio. Drums from Yamaha Corporation of America. Guitar amplifiers from Mesa Boogie. Road Rebel.

DREAMWORKS THEATRICALS President ..........................................Bill Damaschke Executive Producer................................James Triner Marketing (NY) ..........Clint Bond, Jr., Steven Rummer, Erin Byrne, Michelle Haines, Andrew Tolbert Promotions ....................Susan Spencer, Linda Kehn, Chris Fahland, Robert Hill, Scott McCarthy Consumer Products ..............................Kerry Phelan Operations/Finance ..............................Bruce Daitch Business Affairs/Operations ..............Jamie Kershaw, Chris Fahland Finance ..Kelly Kirby, Laura Fratianne, Heather O’Connor, Caitlin McCambridge, Alisa Fathi Insurance ..............................................Ross Pebley Special Events ..................Molly Martuza, Amy Elmer Producer: Live Events ........................Dori Berinstein President’s Office ........................Carole Sue Lipman, Richard Hamilton Administrative ..................Cynthia Park, Belinda Arge, Gordon James, ,Melissa Baldwin, Tami Keaton Matt Garland, Andrea Parrish, Alison Renga Marketing Intern ............................Jonathan Fieweger NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS LTD. Directors ....Sam Mendes, Caro Newling, Pippa Harris Executive Coordinator ..............................Milly Leigh General Assistant ..........................Caroline Reynolds SHREK THE MUSICAL PARTNERS

Rehearsed at the New 42nd Street Studios.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Makeup Provided by MAKE UP FOR EVER “I’m a Believer” (Neil Diamond) ©1966 Stonebridge Music, Foray Music. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (SESAC), on behalf of Stonebridge Music, and by Foray Music (SESAC). All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” (Rupert Holmes), ©1979 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Holmes Line of Music Inc. (ASCAP). All rights administered by WB Music Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission. SPECIAL THANKS Andrew Adamson, Guillaume Aretos, Kelley Avery, Denise Cascino, Ann Daly, Philippe Denis, Anne Globe, Vicky Jenson, Jim Mainard, Chris Miller, Terry Press, Chip Sullivan, Aron Warner, Sunny Ye. A very special thanks to the amazing and talented artists at DreamWorks and PDI DreamWorks who contributed to the show: Sean Bishop, Doug Cooper, Martin Costello, David Doepp, John Dorst, Corban Gossett, Daniel Hashimoto, Anthony Hodgson, Pam Hu, Lucas Janin, Andrew Kim, Gina Lawes, Betsy Nofsinger, Alex Ongaro, Jason Reisig, Jason Schleifer, Scott Singer, Bill Stahl, Munira Tayabji, Mike Yamada, Nicholas Lojo, Dario Lojo

The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

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Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and support of the following contributors.

Producer’s Circle Chairman’s Council Mr. and Mrs. William B. McGuire, Jr.

President’s Council Peg and Jay Adamczyk Jim and Cathy Baily Mrs. Nancy B. Thomas and Mr. William M. Barnhardt Arthur D. Becker, Christine K. Becker, Kimberly K. Becker

Amy and Philip Blumenthal Betsy and Alfred Brand Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cameron Mr. William K. Diehl, Jr. Walter and Michele Fisher Dorlisa and Peter Flur

Tom and Vickie Gabbard David and Barbara Goodman Beverly and Jim Hance Chuck and Diane Harrington Mr. and Mrs. David L. Hauser

Sally Hawk and Tommi Levi Scot and Diane Powell Jeanne and Rick Puckett Mr. and Mrs. Eric Sklut Edgar and Karen Whitener

Grace, Michael and John Galloway Harry and Gail Grim Belinda and Timothy Gunter Mandy and Todd Houser Thomas and Nora Hughes Sunny and Wen Hutchinson David and Susan Jamison Lloyd Johnson

Howard and Julie Levine Karmen and Russell Martin Michael, Jaime and Allie Monday Tom and Anna Nelson Wendy and Frank Rosen Bill and Brenda Ryan Jane and Nelson Schwab

Thad and Bobbie Sharrett Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Sherrill Lisa and Glenn Sherrill Ronnie and Paulette Sherrill Jacqueline Snipes Pam and Andy Warlick Mr. E.I. Weisiger, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. White

J.C. and Elizabeth Faulkner Beth and Jonathan Feit Curt and Sara Fochtmann Joyce Staley Ford John R. Georgius In Memory of Judy Gerhart Anne and George Goodyear Mrs. Charles Grace Rebecca and Carl Guidice Pamela G. Hanna, M.D. Ned and Ellen Hardison Blaine and Robin Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hawley Tim and Carolyn Hilton Dr. and Mrs. Alex Horchak Jim and Peggy Hynes Lynn Jeffrey Tom and Michelle Johnson Patti Julliard Mr. and Mrs. Graeme M. Keith Ginger Kemp Virginia A. Kern Mary Jean and Howard L. Kushner Janice S. Ladley James Ledbetter The Leon Levine FoundationSandra and Leon Levine

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt E. Lindquist, II David Markoski Ashley and Scott Mattei Gary and Jill Maxwell Jane and Hugh McColl T. Bragg and Betsy McLeod Mr. Edwin McMahan Elsa and Joseph McNamara Marie Mitchell Daniel Nance Ed and Jill Newman Janet and Peter Nixon Madison O’Kane Donald O’Shields and Todd Thomas Larry and Dale Polsky Mr. and Mrs. John R. Prince III Jim Putnam Eva and George Raftelis Sally and Russell Robinson Robert and Lisa Rollins William R. Rollins Carla and Ed Rose In Memory of Larisa Samoylov Mr. and Mrs. Jason C. Schmidly Dale and Mary Sedivec

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Seymour Mr.andMrs.CharlesM.Shelton,Sr. Peggy and Pope Shuford Jim Shupe The Marc and Mattye Silverman Foundation Tom and Sherry Skains Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Spencer Walter and Ingrid Steele Dia and Paul Steiger John D. and Patricia E. Stewart Robert and Ann Stolz John and Mary Sumner Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Thomas David Thomason Ellen and Ron Vilas Greg and Sandy Vlahos Lin and DP Washburn Linda and Rex Welton Mary Ellen and Reid Wilkerson Richard T. “Stick” Williams Rip and Cathey Winfield Steve Worthy GillianAlbinskiandDouglasYoung Stephen C. Young

Benefactor Howard and Margaret Bissell J. Michael Booe and Rebecca S. Henderson Laura and Sam Bowles Lea and Robin Burt Jeff Deming Daniel and Marilyn DiMicco Charlie Elberson Scott Fuller

Grand Patron Dr. Monique Abner Larry Adams Bill and Valerie Alexander Elizabeth Austin Mr. and Mrs. John M. Barry Dr. and Mrs. Edward S. Baum Mike and Renee Baumbach Ralph and Linda Beck Mark and Louise Bernstein Roy and Amy Bivens Mr. and Mrs. Alan Blumenthal Crandall and Erskine Bowles James and Sara Buck Peter and Cynthia Buck James R. Bullock Bret Burquest Jeffrey Carlson Nan and Hal Clarke Steve and Elaine Coats Brandon and Amy Croom Roger Cuddy Bill and Rose Cummings James W. Donahue Pepper and Roddey Dowd Mr. and Mrs. James F. Downs Marica and Bob Dynko Greg Ewald

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Contributions received March 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.


Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and support of the following contributors.

Leadership Gift

Corporate Chairman Partners

2010/11 Broadway Lights Series Sponsor

Signature Gift

Official Healthcare Provider of Blumenthal Performing Arts CREATIVE CATERING

Major Gifts

Preferred Caterer of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Preferred Snack Food Provider of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Preferred Dining Partner of Blumenthal Performing Arts

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Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and support of the following contributors.

Corporate Partners Directing Partner

Cadwalader

Rodgers Builders

Executive Partner

Daniel and Ana Aceti Alston & Bird, LLP Crosland, LLC Design Build Mechanical Corporation Family Dollar Store Fifth Third Bank, NC

Hubbell Consulting, LLC Hunton & Williams, LLP InterCon Building Corporation KPMG LLP Midrex Technologies, Inc. NUCOR Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Shaw Group Shurtape Technologies, LLC South Arts SPX Corporation SteelFab, Inc.

Internetwork Services Inc. Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. Lincoln Harris McGrann Paper Corporation McGuireWoods, LLP Modular Designs Morningstar Mini-Storage NASCAR Media Group North Highland Company

Preferred Electric Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc. RSM McGladrey Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. Stewart Engineering, Inc. Toshiba United Mechanical Corporation W. B. Moore Company of Charlotte, Inc.

Chicago Title Insurance Company Childress Klein Properties Choate Construction Co. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Collins and Wright Inc. Design Strategies LLC Dixon Hughes PLLC E.F. Belk & Son, Inc. Ec,a Architecture, PC Elm Engineering

Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc. Galvan Industries, Inc. Garmon & Co., Inc. Commerical Flooring Hendrick Construction, Inc. Herlocker Mechanical Systems, Inc. High Performance Technologies, Inc. HITACHI Data Systems

Managing Partner

AREVA NP Inc. BB&T Belk, Inc. The Broadway League C design Inc. Carolina Tractor Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Clariant Direct Source, Inc. Imperial Printing Associate Partner

Acoustics Incorporated Ashley Furniture HomeStore Aster Group Corporation B.E. Holbrooks Co., Inc. Bailiwick Data Systems, Inc. BE&K Building Group Inc. C.M. Steel, Inc. Carousel Capital Company Carroll Financial Associates, Inc. Charlotte Engineers LLP

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Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and support of the following contributors.

Corporate Partners (cont.) Associate Partner (cont.)

Hood Hargett & Associates Hoopaugh Grading Co., LLC IKON Office Systems Interstate Electric Co. Inc. The Keith Corporation KingGuinn Associates, P.A. L.T. Mechanical, Inc. Lake Norman Custom Glass, Inc. Lantern Builders, Inc. LITTLE Madison Construction Group, Inc. Marsh Properties Martin Marietta Materials MCC Mechanical, LLC McCombs Steel Company, Inc. McDade Supply, Inc. McNeary, Inc.

Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Mooresville Glass and Mirror MV Momentum Construction Myers & Chapman, Inc. NASCAR Foundation North Carolina Bank and Trust PinPoint Safety, LLC Reznick Group, P.C. Robert Pittenger Company Rogers Unloading Service Schindler Elevator Corp. Security Forces, Inc. Shook Kelly Signature Consultants Sprint Staley Inc.

Sun Belt Office & Data Suppliers, Inc. Tandus Flooring The Title Company of North Carolina Toler, Bly & Associates, CPA, PLLC Tropical Nut & Fruit Inc. Velligan Medical Services Walker Engineering, PA Warco Construction, Inc. White Knight Engineered Products Willis

Contributions received March 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.

Foundation Gifts THE DOCTOR FAMILY FOUNDATION Education Programs and Student Scholarships

The Arts & Science Council supports Blumenthal Performing Arts’ 2011 Fiscal Year budget with a Basic Operating Grant in the amount of $345,401.

Blumenthal Performing Arts receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Where Charlotte Comes Together! Please contact us for more information on becoming a member. Blumenthal Performing Arts PO BOX 37322 • CHARLOTTE, NC 28237 • 704.379.1353 development@ncbpac.org • BlumenthalArts.org

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THIS MONTH, WE THOUGHT YOU’D APPRECIATE OUR NOT THANKING YOU. In these extraordinary times, your generosity could not be more important in helping ASC fund the efforts of those dedicated to arts, science, history and heritage. With every dollar more critical than ever, we are foregoing our tradition of listing all of our donors in this publication. Instead, you can view a list of our donors at ArtsAndScience.org, and we hope you will accept our sincere gratitude as we devote our resources to those who are counting on our support.

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Opera Carolina OPERA CAROLINA’S 2011-2012 SEASON SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS

www.operacarolina.org

enthrall longtime opera fans and newcomers pera Carolina’s 2011-12 Season, alike.” underwritten by a generous sponsorship All performances are at the Belk Theater. from Wells Fargo Private Bank, promises a spectacular lineup of grand operas featuring new Season subscriptions are on sale now, with single tickets available (beginning at $15) on August 1. productions and renowned artists. For ticket information, call 704.372.1000 or The Company’s 63rd season opens with visit www.operacarolina.org. Opera Carolina an exciting new production of Verdi’s highly charged Spanish drama, Il Trovatore on October offers a 25% discount for subscribers to the full Opera season, as well as a new Youth Discount 15, 20 and 23, starring the emotion-stirring to encourage adults to bring young people to the Italian tenor Antonello Palombi and Opera. Student Rush tickets and discounts for international opera diva Denyce Graves. groups are also available. Madama Butterfly, Puccini’s iconic Founded in 1948 as the Charlotte Opera romantic tragedy, follows on January 21, 26, 28 Association by and 29. a small group Korean of volunteers, soprano today Opera Yunah Lee Carolina is the stars in a largest dazzlingly professional provocative opera company production in the by worldCarolinas. Its renowned mission is to Japanese inspire the artist Jun region’s diverse Kaneko. community The Opera Carolina - Madame Butterfly 2012 production. Designed by Jun Kaneko. Photo courtesy of Opera Omaha. Opera season comes to a magnificent conclusion through the presentation of Opera, Operetta, and Education & Outreach programs that with the Charlotte premiere of Tchaikovsky’s elevate the quality of life in the Carolinas. Opera romantic setting of Alexander Pushkin’s masterpiece Eugene Onegin on March 17, 22 and Carolina is supported by individuals and 25, featuring North Carolina’s own Metropolitan corporations throughout the region, and is also supported, in part, with operating support from Opera star Anthony Dean Griffey as Lensky. the Arts & Science Council. Additional support “The season’s inspired repertoire radiates is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council, the power of opera on a grand scale,” notes a division of the Department of Cultural James Meena, general director and principal Resources, and the National Endowment for the conductor of Opera Carolina. “From Arts. Opera Carolina is a member of OPERA international stars to visual productions as America. breathtaking as the music, the season will

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The Original 3D Family Entertainment.

Our 63rd season includes the CTC premiere of Disney’s Aladdin, Scrooge!, How I Became a Pirate, If You Take a Mouse to School and Lyle the Crocodile. Join us for award-winning, professional productions, special events, classes and summer camps for ages 3-18 at ImaginOn and satellites.

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Photo from last season’s production of Goodnight Moon

Photo by Donna Bise


www.carolinasmedicalcenter.org

The art of living well Carolinas Medical Center supports the region’s arts community because we believe that being well rounded is a healthy way to live.


Charlotte Symphony

www.charlottesymphony.org

SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES NEW CLASSICS SEASON

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he Charlotte Symphony recently announced its exciting 2011-2012 Classics series. Founded in 1932, the 2011-2012 season marks the 80th anniversary of the Charlotte Symphony and the second season of Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. Warren-Green will conduct eight of the ten programs in a Classics series that continues the Symphony’s tradition of highlighting emerging, exceptionally gifted soloists who are the brightest of their generation. Guest performers include pianist Martina Filjak, cellist Joshua Roman, pianist Joyce Yang, violinist Chad Hoopes, and Swedish soprano Klara Ek. Guest conductors include the esteemed Music Director of the North Carolina Symphony, Grant CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN Llewellyn, and Michael Stern, conductor of the Kansas City Symphony in Kansas City, Missouri. Christopher Warren-Green opens the season on September 16 and 17 with the passionate music of beloved Russian composers – Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Mussorgsky. Featured soloist is the young Croatian pianist Martina Filjak, who will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor. Filjak was the winner of the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition and took First Prize at both the 2007 Viotti International Music Competition and the 2008 International Music Competition

Maria Canals. Long absent from Classics concerts, instrumental music by J.S. Bach will be performed on two programs this season: the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in November and the Orchestral Suite No. 1 in April. Classics 8 celebrates the music of Tchaikovsky as part of a month-long Tchaikovsky Festival, presented in collaboration with Opera Carolina and the North Carolina Dance Theatre. In addition to the Classics concerts, festival performances throughout the month of March include Opera Carolina’s production of Eugene Onegin, ballet with NCDT, and a special KnightSounds series concert by the Charlotte Symphony. “When I moved to Charlotte, it was a treat to discover the presence of the North Carolina Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina in the city,” says Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. “I saw the opportunity for the Symphony to collaborate with both of these wonderful arts organizations to showcase the talent of Charlotte. The Tchaikovsky Festival in March 2012 promises to be an exciting partnership." The 2011-2012 season comes to a magnificent conclusion in May with Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, performed with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. In addition to the Symphony’s 80th year, this season also marks the 60th anniversary of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. Missa Solemnis is one of Beethoven’s greatest achievements, contemporaneous with his famous Symphony No. 9.

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A higher level of creativity. The Design Center of the Carolinas would like to congratulate Ashley Plyler: the winner of Charlotte’s High Design Contest. For Jane’s Dancing Addiction, Ms. Plyler created a vibrant design that we are proud to display on our 125’ water tower–Charlotte’s highest canvas. We invite you to the Historic South End to see this year’s winning design, or to view it on our website. Ms. Plyler’s art is just the latest example of the inspired work that emanates every day from the Design Center–the home to Charlotte’s most forward-thinking businesses.

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