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Dear friends, Welcome to the Civic Center. We’re proud to present these three great productions in our Willis Broadway Series. American Idiot is an innovative production, as it is based on the hugely successful 2004 Green Day album of the same name. Written as a “rock opera” (in the vein of The Who’s Tommy and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar), the album translated nicely into a show that made its debut at the Berkeley Repertory Theater in September 2009 and then transferred to Broadway’s St. James Theatre, opening on April 20, 2010. The show had a one-year run on Broadway and has been touring for the last two years. We welcome back to our stage Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles. We’ve presented the show three times prior, and this appearance occurs almost exactly 50 years after the “British Invasion” of The Beatles in February 1964. The group’s first performance in the U.S. was on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, on which they performed five songs. One of those songs was “Till There Was You” from Broadway’s The Music Man, written by Iowa-born composer Meredith Willson. Blue Man Group started as a performance ensemble in New York in the late 1980s. After three years of performing in clubs and event venues, the group premiered their show in the Astor Place Theatre in late 1991, where it is still being performed today. I had the good fortune to catch the show in New York in 1995, and I remember it to this day as being creative, inventive and very entertaining. Des Moines Performing Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of entertainment to Central Iowa. Thank you for your support of DMPA and the Willis Broadway Series, and enjoy the show.

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Dear friends, Welcome to the Des Moines Civic Center and to the Willis Broadway Series. On behalf of the Board of Directors, please accept our sincere thanks to our loyal season ticket holders and to our donors whose generous gifts are the foundation for all we do. We truly appreciate your support. In addition to the Willis Broadway Series, Des Moines Performing Arts presents The Dance Series, the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series, and three offerings within the Prairie Meadows Temple Theater Series – the Temple Comedy Series, Live at the Temple and Lunch Unplugged. The staff and board take great pride in making our four venues performance homes for our entire community, including the Des Moines Symphony, StageWest Theatre Company and the SmartTalk Connected Conversations Series. To embrace our roots, we welcome local artists, dance studios, students and more onto our stages each year. Des Moines Performing Arts is also a national leader in theater and arts education. More than 50,000 students attend curriculum-connected performances in our facilities each year. Teachers learn to incorporate the arts into traditional classroom topics. The new Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards are elevating and showcasing the work of high schools and their students. As a non-profit organization, Des Moines Performing Arts requires your help to make all of this happen. We ask for your support as a donor and appreciate your help in creating a world-class performing arts center. To learn more about attending any of our performances or about making a donation, please visit DesMoinesPerformingArts.org or call (515) 246-2300. Thank you for being here. Enjoy the show!

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Athene USA Nationwide Insurance Foundation •Producer $17,500 to $29,999 DuPont Pioneer John Deere The Principal Financial Group Wells Fargo & Co. •Director $8,000 to $17,499 American Enterprise Group, Inc. Belin McCormick, P.C. EMC Insurance Foundation Hy-Vee, Inc. ING Financial Services International Meredith Corporation Foundation MidAmerican Energy Foundation Prairie Meadows •Investor $4,000 to $7,999 Alliant Energy Baker Group Bank of America Charitable Foundation The Broadway League Brokers Clearing House, Ltd Chocolaterie Stam FBL Financial Group, Inc. IMT Insurance Company Jester Insurance Services, Inc. LaMair-Mulock-Condon Company The Lint Companies Merchants Bonding Company Purcell Printing, Inc. Sammons Financial Group ZLR Ignition •Corporate Patron $2,000 to $3,999 Action Xpress Delivery, Inc. Agnew Mokosak Group Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Anderson Erickson Dairy Company Baker Electric, Inc. Bankers Trust Carrier Access CenturyLink Foundation Christian Printers, Inc. Communication Innovators, Inc. Comprehensive Medical Management, LLC Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. Darling International, Inc. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Delta Dental of Iowa Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. EFCO Corporation Electrical Engineering & Equipment Co. EquiTrust Life Insurance Company Faegre Baker Daniels Gabus Automotive Group The Graham Group Holmes Murphy & Associates, Inc. ISSB - Creston-Corning-Lenox Krause Gentle Foundation

Dr. Ty and Kim Erickson Richard C. and Elaine Felice Patricia A. Fiorica Donna J. Freese Dr. Karen J. Gerdes Roberta Gilbert and Joseph Barron Charles and Rachel Ginder E.J. Giovannetti Kevin and Sheryl Grimm Irving and Jennifer Hahn Timothy and Wendlyn Haight Brian and Julie Hart Jim and Diane Hedden Steven and Jacki Hinrichs Fred and Charlotte Hubbell Foundation Keith and Mary Israel Suzette Jensen Dr. Darren Jirsa Mary Kay Johnson Terry and Diane Johnson Dr. John Kearns and Dr. Carol Cleaver Gerald M. Kirke Julie Meyer Kroll Robert and Nancy Landess Lauridsen Family Endowment Christine Lauridsen Sand and Rob Sand Karen and Robert Lynn Patrick and Sara Mack Edward and Alissa McGreen Randy E. McMullin Edwin T. Meredith Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Elizabeth Nelson Mark C. and Jill M. Oman John and Mary Pappajohn Jerry and Randall Parkin Bert E. Peterson and Tammi Anderson Ruth Quinn John Ruan Foundation Trust Charles and Melinda Ruperto Ernest and Florence Sargent Family Foundation Joe and Linda Scallon Timothy M. and Heidi Schurman Kent Simmer Tom and Julie Slater Dr. Jacob and Jessica Sramek Steve and Martha Stephenson Dr. John and Randi Stern Jeffrey D. and Mary P. Stier Bruce and Celeste Stoltze Mary Kay Tamasi Rick and Nan Tollakson Dr. Terry and Cheryl Van Oort Matthew and Molly Vincent Patrick Webb Robert L. and Ruth E. Wiese Trust Dr. Richard and Gail Wilker •Patron $1,250 to $2,999 Dr. Jeff and Cathy Aagaard Stephen J. and Karen Adamson Terry Aikin and Judy Aikin Janet K. Altes Dr. Jeffrey and Mary Ellen Anderson

The National Benefit Corporation NCMIC Group and Professional Solutions Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Polk County Medical Society R & R Realty Group RDG Planning and Design Reynolds & Reynolds Shive-Hattery, Inc. Stephen R. Grubb Construction, Inc. Visionary Services, Inc. Weitz Company West Bancorporation Foundation, Inc. Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. Wixted, Inc. Wright Tree Service, Inc. •Executive $1,000 to $1,999 Brooks Lodden, P.C. D.M. Kelly & Company Dorsey & Whitney LLP Ernst & Young LLP Great Caterers of Iowa, Inc. Homesteaders Life Company Law Offices of Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. KPMG LLP Midlands Choice, Inc. Vermeer Charitable Foundation, Inc. PATRON CIRCLE

•Leader $25,000+ Lorne and Kathleen Scharnberg •Pacesetter $12,500 to $24,999 Bradford and Sally Austin C. Dean and Sandra Carlson Darrell and Deborah Hoefling Fred Maytag Family Foundation Melvin and Kathryn Weatherwax Douglas and Deborah West •Benefactor $6,000 to $12,499 Tom and Michele Brown Jeff Chelesvig Patty and Jim Cownie Barbara Crowley Waldo and Diane Geiger Ric and Carol Jurgens Michael J. Krantz Richard and Deborah McConnell Douglas and Heather Olson Thomas E. Press and Donna L. Paulsen Helen Redmond and Pete Brownell Jean and William Stauffer Mike Wilson Windsor Charitable Foundation Larry and Kathleen Zimpleman •Founder $3,000 to $5,999 Terry and Johanna Abernathy W. Kim and Jean Austen Leslie Babich and Stacy Wanderscheid Jennie Balcom and Mark Glowacki Madison Bose and Cheryl Bose Doug and Mary Bruce Dr. Bruce and Mary Kay Buchsbaum The Coons Foundation John and Mary Lynn Craig Eric and Kathy Crowell 9

Dale and Marie Andres Dr. Dale J. and Mary V. Andringa Vern Armstrong John S. and Sheridan Auten Dr. Eric Barlow Lori and Vaughn Bauer Dr. Thomas Becker and Dr. Caroline Boehnke-Becker Paul James Beckwith Curtis A. and Nancy K. Bell Richard and Sharon Bender Christine Bening Diane Benoit Gary and Sharon Bergquist William Bernau Dr. Melissa Bernhardt and Jeffrey Bernhardt Charles and Janet Betts Steven Betz and David Vanderlinden Kenneth and Val Bilbrey Jim and Marcia Birkenholz David and Carolyn Bishop Scott V. Blacketer and Karla Killinger Harry and Pamela Bass-Bookey Thomas and Mary Brooke Robert D. Brownell Christine and Jerry Browning Carl and Kelly Bump Bill and Sue Ellen Burke Dr. William and Rebecca Burke Carla J. Burlage Robert and Gloria Burnett Greg and Suzie Glazer Burt Scott and Susan Casber Cecilia Cendana Joseph and LaNae Ceryanec Kanu and Docela Chatterjee Dr. Atul Chawla John and Catherine Chelsvig Ken L. Cheyne Quentin and Tracy Childs Rick Clark and Mary Grace Herrington Dr. Craig and Jane Clark Joseph and Margaret Ann Comito Dennis J. Connolly Corey and Colleen Conrad Kevin and Mollie Cooney Michael and Julie Coppola Jeff and Meg Courter Joe Crookham and Jean Bieri Beth Cross John D. Currier, Jr. Johnny A. Danos Lowell and Joyce Dauenbaugh Paul Z. Davis Dr. James A. and Vicki J. Davison Craig and Lucy Davisson Sharon Dee Dr. Leopoldo and Judith Delucca Dr. Richard Deming Chantry M. DeVries Steve and Ellen Diedrichsen Peter and Kristin Diliberti Ken and Sue Dodge Bob and Jody Dorweiler


ANNUAL FUND DONORS Philip J. Dorweiler David A. and Lynn Dougherty Dr. Michael Eberle and Paula Feltner Stephen and Rosemary Eden Jolene K. Edgington Catherine Elliot Denny and Candy Elwell Keith and Denise Erhard Jim and Cheryl Ervin Gordon and Sally Faber Dr. Louis and Lois Fingerman David and Lisa Fisher Thomas F. and Evelyn C. Fisher Todd and Elaine Fogdall Larry C. and Marilyn S. Fogdall Randy and Bonnie Forburger Tom French Jeff Freude and Laurie Wolf Dr. Joel and Shayla From Patrick J. and Jacqueline L. Fultz Steven and Sally Gaer Diane Gantt Michael C. and Michelle Gartner Nolden and Barbara Gentry Doug and Loween Getter Steven J. Giannoble Marvin and Virginia Gilliland Travis and Nancy Gjoraas Cecil Goettsch and Jackie Saunders Tom and Cathy Grady Thomas and Sally Graf Barbara H. Graham The Ralph and Sylvia G. Green Charitable Foundation Paul and Jean Groben Joy Grosser Mick Grossman Rick Gubbels and Tracy Lewis Laure Guisinger Chris and Denise Gunnare Gregg and Peg Armstrong-Gustafson Stan K. Harlan and Carla Miller Richard Harms Rick and Mary Harper Dr. Chad Harswick and Dr. Anne Snider Dr. Bill and Lynn Heggen Michael and Diane Heid L. Maria Heidebrecht and Charles Sovich Georgia Helmick Don and Nancy Hole Max and Janelle Holmes John and Mary Holwell Robert and Sheri Horner Chuck and Betty Horras Connie Horsman and Tim Johnson Steve and Glenda Howard David and Rosemary Hoyt William F. Hudson David and Trudy Hurd Stephen and Kay Jackson Brent and Dawn Jaeger Vickie S. Jaksich Dwight W. and Lois James Dr. Robert and Charllotte Janeczko

Josh and Carrie Janeczko Dr. Charles and Nan Jennisch Ron and Linda Jensen Stuart and Holli Job Stephan and Thomasine Johnson Severin and Linda Johnson Wendy S. Kadner Sam C. and Lori Kalainov Dr. Amr and Karol Kamhawy Mike and Nancy Kammerer Steve and Suzanne Keay Clinton and Charlene Keay Bruce G. and Susan B. Kelley Jason Kiesey Tim and Monica Kirgan Kenton M. Klein, Sr. Dale W. Klocksiem The William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation Dr. Larry and Kris Koehnk Bill and Beth Koenig Dr. Philip and Kathleen Kohler Mark Konrad and Sonia Parras Heidi Cessford Krabbe James and Gail Krambeck Kay and Mary Kramer Ken and Mary Helen Krofta Lisa Kruidenier Michael and Pamela Kulik Brad and Karen Kuster Rodney and Diane Lahodny Brian and Sadie Landwehr Rick and Donita Langen Michael Lassner and Stacey Roberts Dr. Joseph and Linda Latella Bill and Jeanne Leaver Robert and Liz Lee Richard and Jeanne Levitt Dr. Steven and Alissa Lilla Todd Linden and Angela Johnson Judith A. Lindquist Herbert Lockard Richard W. and Kaye Lozier Mark and Staci Madetzke Neil and Kathryn Mandsager Gary and Kelly Marcum Dr. Robert Margeas Stephen and Sharon Marlow Craig T. Martin and Myra Norris Patricia J. Martin and Brad A. Mock Virgil and Peggy Maxwell Doug and Donna McAninch Ray and Sharon McClellan Shawn and Amy McCurtain Judge Christopher McDonald Drs. Daniel and Andrea McGuire Dan and Rebecca McKay Mike and Robin McNichols John Merriman and Barbara Beatty Dr. Scott and Ruth Meyer Jim and Barbara Miles Brian and Jodi Miller Donald and Marcia Miller Jan Miller-Straub and Arthur Kossack Robert Mitchell and Jan Burch

Debra Moore and Donn Stanley Brad and Michelle Morford Candy Morgan Maggi Moss Mike and Cindee Moyer Michael and Margaret Mumma Kenneth and Mary Munro Kay Pauline Myers Dr. Edward Nassif Dr. Andy and Barb Nish Margaret N. Noble William Noth Jim and Julia Nurnberg Dr. Frederick and Merry Nuss Cathy O’Brien Pat Offerman Gregory and Lori O’Hara Bob and Jane O’Hollearn Michael and Ginger O’Keefe Eric B. Olmscheid Ronald D. and Ruth Pearson John Pestotnik and Cynthia Hewett Henry G. and Norma A. Peterson Charitable Trust Larry J. and Karin Peterson Debra Phipps Joe and Marty Pierce Barb Preuss and Shelly Albus Dr. Glenn and Florence Purnell Suku and Dr. Mary Radia Peter W. and Rita F. Reed Frank and Diana Reichenbacker John and Brenda Reiher Artis Reis and Mark C. Smith Mike and Ann Richards Dr. Jason and Sonya Richer Bob and Kay Riley Norm and Eloise Rinderknecht Kelly and Stacey Roberts Tim and Connie Rock Dr. Harlan and Audrey Rosenberg Dr. Michael and Cynthia Rovner Ron and Clarice Rubek Kim and Gail Rueter Dr. Paul and Dianne Ruggle Shawn Sabin and Paul Barnds Larry and Nancy Sample Jim and Louisa Sandager Kent and LouAnn Sandburg Sandra Sanger-Elliott Dr. Shoab Sayeed and Dr. Lisa Menzies Bob and Diane Sayre Mike and Roma Schaefer Teri Scharfenkamp Sam F. and Bobbye Scheidler John and Lesa Seefeld Sara J. Sersland Leon and Dianne Shearer James Shindelar Ron and Bev Shivers James P. and Kathleen Simmons Dan and Patty Skokan Anne L. Slatterly Tom Smull and Liz Gilman

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Alan L. Sorenson Dr. Karen Spahr John and Tiffany K. Spinner Lisa Steinmetz and Deborah Steinmetz Daniel C. and Jill M. Stevenson Jeff and Lori Stewart Jeff and Nancy Stroburg Robert M. and Jane E. Sturgeon Mike and Laura Sweet Rick and Shirley Taylor Kristen E. Tell Mike and Madelyn Tetmeyer Dennis and Cecille Thompson Rick and Tina Thompson Dr. Beth E. Triebel Russ and Alana Trimble Jack and Deb Troxel Rob Tully Margaret Updegraff James D. Usgaard and Becky S. Knutson Jorge and Ramona Valencia Lynn and Jody Vorbrich Dale and Eneken Wakelin Bob and Sue Walker Kent and Leisa Walker Bill and Vicki Wallace Martin and Katie Walsh Virginia Wangerin Dr. Russell and Marie Watt Joe and Rhonda Watton Steve and Kimberly Weber Alan and Cindy Wells John and Lauren Wheeler Dennis and Robin White Kevin White John K. and Denise Wieland John Wild James and Ann Willer Connie Wimer and Frank Fogarty Ben L. and Melissa A. Windust Don and Karen Young Gary and Sharlene Yuille Douglas R. and Emilie Zehr Dr. Mark and Heidi Zlab Steve and Kathy Zumbach DONOR CIRCLE

•Builder $600 to $1,249 Stuart and Kelly Anderson Brian Anstedt Cyndi Atkins James and Delores Benbow Dody Boat Nancy Bone John Bouslog Kevin C. and Kim Broders Robert and Marlene Buckley Mary Ann Burris and Myrna Brayton Dr. Roger and Kimberly Ceilley Jay G. and Karen Heldt Chapman C.B. and Kitty Conover Dr. David and Linda Cranston Mike and Cathy Crowley Curtis and Jennifer Darling Kevin and Jan Deaver


ANNUAL FUND DONORS Bruce and Nancy Dieleman Michael Dolan Thomas and Kim Donaldson Julia A. Duvall and Stefan Hansen Samuel Early Jon D. and Anna Eichhorn Drs. Tim and Tami Colby Ronald and Harriet Feder Roger and Clarissa Fish Delbert and Judy Gaddie Michael and Ann Gersie David and Mary Giese John and Sue Gilligan Dr. Larry and Patricia Goetz Fred and Laurie Greiner Joy Grosser Glen and Kimberly Hall Steven R. Hanson Pat and Paula Hart Jamie Hollingshead Carol J. Janssen Dr. Chris and Amy Johnson Robert Josten and Susan Judkins Josten Mary Ann Juhl Martin and Tamara Kenworthy Shirley E. Kleywegt Sam J. Kranovich Terry and Joyce Lillis Scott and Christine Long Mark and Holly Lyons Nicholas J. Mancuso

John and Lynnette Manning Kevin McCarty Earl and Judy McClure and Family Kate McCoy Judith McKay and Robert Sylvester Greg B. McWilliams Todd Mellinger and Anne Dunn Nick and Karen Messamer Dr. John and Debbe Meyer James and Deborah Miller John and Lindsey Mills Jim and Ruthann Mills Diane H. Morain Samuel and Norene Mostkoff Dennis and Pamela Mueller Daniel and Barbara Mueller Joseph and Donna Muhs Gerard and Mary Lou Neugent Donald B. and Laurie Nickerson Dave R. Olson and Anna Silver Gail D. Olson Alan and Monica Peitz Allen and Patricia Petersen Dick and Margaret Prey Rich and Jackie Pullen Rebecca Purnell James and Karolyn Raddatz Al and Sue Ravenscroft James Regur Lynn and Jan Reinicke Mike and JoAnne Rempe Bob and Mary Anne Rennebohm

Nick Roby and Deb Tharnish Randy and Jill Sackett Douglas and Valerie Saltsgaver Paul E. and Claudia Schickler Gary and Mindy Scholten John D. and Helen H. Schroeder Jay and Cheryl Semerad Alicia Shaul and Roxanne Ludwig Ken and Kristin M. Sherman Jody E. and Patricia A. Smith Larry and Karen Smith David and Shelly Soorholtz William and Deborah Stearns Jeffrey A. Steggerda Ted and Gretchen Stephens Scott and Teri Thompson Samantha Thorpe and Kevin Riefberg Richard and Nancy Waugh Dennis D. and Susan M. Witte

•Public Funding BRAVO Greater Des Moines & City of Altoona City of Ankeny City of Bondurant City of Carlisle City of Clive City of Des Moines City of Indianola City of Johnston City of Norwalk City of Polk City

City of Urbandale City of Waukee City of West Des Moines City of Windsor Heights Polk County Iowa Arts Council Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts Polk County Community Betterment Grant List reflects donations through December 20, 2013

•Legacy Circle Gary and Amy Busack Richard Deming, M.D. Joel and Shayla From Peg Armstrong-Gustafson Gregg D. Gustafson Robert and Nancy Landess Stephanie McAdam David* and Jean Ranney Ron and Clarice Rubek Marlene and Doug Sullivan Margaret Swanson* Tony Voss Dale and Eneken Wakelin Douglas and Deborah West Jim and Ann Willer * Deceased

COWLES COMMONS DONORS Athene USA Bankers Trust Bravo Greater Des Moines Tom and Michele Brown Robert Brownell Jeff Chelesvig Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Eric and Kathy Crowell City of Des Moines Draper & Kramer, Inc. DuPont Pioneer EMC Insurance Companies Allison and Jim Fleming

Jon and Faith Garnaas Nolden and Barbara Gentry Bruce Gerleman E.J. Giovannetti Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Kevin and Sheryl Grimm Laure Guisinger Holmes Murphy and Associates Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Foundation IMT Insurance Company John Deere Financial Dr. John Kearns and Jerry Nabors Kemin Industries, Inc. Tim and Monica Kirgan Linda and Tom Koehn

William and Susan Knapp Kay and Ambassador Mary Kramer Kyle J. and Sharon Krause Kruidenier Charitable Foundation Don and Charlene Lamberti Jeanne and Richard Levitt Lauridsen Family Endowment The Lint Companies Karen and Robert Lynn Patrick and Sara Mack Drs. Daniel J. and Andrea H. McGuire Judith McKay and Rob Sylvester Merchants Bonding Company MidAmerican Energy Foundation Dale and Mary Parker Perficut Companies

Des Moines Performing Arts thanks its

PREMIER PARTNERS for their support:

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Jonathan and Rosemary Parson Polk County Prairie Meadows Thomas Press and Donna Paulsen The Principal Financial Group Register Media John Ruan Foundation Trust Mike Simonson Tom and Paula Stanberry Jeffrey and Mary Stier UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Vision Iowa Wells Fargo Douglas and Deborah West James and Ann Willer Angela Williams Connie Wimer and Frank Fogarty


welcome Once again the Willis Auto Campus is honored to provide title sponsorship to Des Moines Performing Arts’ main stage season in the form of the 2013 - 2014 Willis Broadway Series. We recognize the importance of this type of cultural enrichment and appreciate the vitality it brings to our community. It is our privilege, through our partnership with Des Moines Performing Arts, to bring world class productions like American Idiot, Rain & Blue Man Group to Central Iowa. ENJOY THE SHOW! — Rich Willis, President

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DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER A Des Moines Performing Arts Theater Jeff Chelesvig, President & CEO

Work Light Productions Stephen Gabriel, President Presents

Music by

Lyrics by

Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong Book by

Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Jared Nepute Dan Tracy Casey O’Farrell Olivia Puckett Taylor Jones Mariah MacFarlane and

Carson Higgins with

Alex Boniello Liam Fennecken Sean Garner Francesca Granell Antwaun Holley Andrew Humann Alison Morooney Johnny Newcomb Michael Pilato Eric Presnall Turner Rouse, Jr. Josephine Spada Chelsea Turbin Scenic Design

Costume Design

Christine Jones

Lighting Design

Andrea Lauer

Casting

Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. Jillian Cimini

Kevin Adams

Company Manager

Stacy Myers

General Management

Production Stage Manager

Cory Boulieris

Press & Marketing

Work Light Productions

Type A Marketing

Music Supervisor

Associate Choreographer

Jared Stein

Sound Design

Acme Sound Partners

Lorin Latarro

Darrel Maloney

Technical Supervisor

Technical Theater Solutions, LLC Rhys Williams

Booking & Engagement Management

AWA Partners

Associate Director

Johanna McKeon

Arrangements and Orchestrations

Tom Kitt

Choreographer

Steven Hoggett Director

Michael Mayer Originally Produced by

Tom Hulce & Ira Pittelman Vivek J. Tiwary Latitude Link Scott M. Delman Allan S. Gordon MagicSpace Entertainment Berkeley Repertory Theatre In Association with

Abbie M. Strassler John Domo Lorenzo Thione & Jay Kuo Pat Magnarella Tracy Straus & Barney Straus John Pinckard Christopher Maring World Premiere produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, September 2009 Tony Taccone, Artistic Director Susan Medak, Managing Director

January 24 & 25, 2014 PRESENTED BY DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS 13

Video/Projection Design


CAST (in order of appearance) Johnny.................................................................................................................. JARED NEPUTE Will.................................................................................................................CASEY O’FARRELL Tunny......................................................................................................................... DAN TRACY Heather....................................................................................................MARIAH MacFARLANE Whatsername.....................................................................................................OLIVIA PUCKETT St. Jimmy.........................................................................................................CARSON HIGGINS The Extraordinary Girl..........................................................................................TAYLOR JONES Ensemble........................................ALEX BONIELLO, LIAM FENNECKEN, SEAN GARNER, ANTWAUN HOLLEY, ANDREW HUMANN, ALISON MOROONEY, MICHAEL PILATO, TURNER ROUSE, JR., JOSEPHINE SPADA, CHELSEA TURBIN UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for the listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Johnny: ALEX BONIELLO, SEAN GARNER; for Will: LIAM FENNECKEN, TURNER ROUSE, JR.; for Tunny: MICHAEL PILATO, ERIC PRESNALL; for Heather: ALISON MOROONEY, CHELSEA TURBIN; for Whatsername: FRANCESCA GRANELL, ALISON MOROONEY; for St. Jimmy: ANDREW HUMANN, ALEX BONIELLO; for The Extraordinary Girl: FRANCESCA GRANELL, ALISON MOROONEY. SWINGS FRANCESCA GRANELL, JOHNNY NEWCOMB, ERIC PRESNALL DANCE CAPTAIN ALISON MOROONEY BAND Music Director, Keyboard: EVAN JAY NEWMAN; Guitar 1: DAVID ABRAMS; Guitar 2: DIEGO ROJAS; Bass: JOSH SEBO; Drums: BEN MARINO. TIME: The Recent Past PLACE: Jingletown, USA

Developed by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, November-December 2008, and New York Stage and Film and the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar, July 2009.

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CAST

JARED NEPUTE

MICHAEL PILATO

CARSON HIGGINS

DAN TRACY

CASEY O’FARRELL

OLIVIA PUCKETT

TAYLOR JONES

MARIAH MACFARLANE

ALEX BONIELLO

LIAM FENNECKEN

SEAN GARNER

FRANCESCA GRANELL

ANTWAUN HOLLEY

ANDREW HUMANN

ALISON MOROONEY

JOHNNY NEWCOMB

ERIC PRESNALL

TURNER ROUSE, JR.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. “American Idiot”.....................................................................................................................Company 2. “Jesus of Suburbia” a. “Jesus of Suburbia”.................................................................Jared Nepute and Casey O’Farrell b. “City of the Damned”............................................................................Dan Tracy, Jared Nepute, Casey O’Farrell and Company c. “I Don’t Care”...............................................................................Jared Nepute, Casey O’Farrell, Dan Tracy and Company d. “Dearly Beloved”............................................................................Mariah MacFarlane and Men e. “Tales of Another Broken Home”.................................................Jared Nepute, Casey O’Farrell, Dan Tracy, Mariah MacFarlane and Company 3. “Holiday”................................................... Jared Nepute, Dan Tracy, Andrew Humann and Company 4. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”.............................................................. Jared Nepute, Olivia Puckett, Dan Tracy and Men 5. “Favorite Son”............................................................................................Michael Pilato and Women 6. “Are We the Waiting”........................................................... Dan Tracy, Michael Pilato and Company 7. “St. Jimmy”..................................................................... Jared Nepute, Carson Higgins and Company 8. “Give Me Novacaine”.........................................................Casey O’Farrell, Dan Tracy and Company 9. “Last of the American Girls” / “She’s a Rebel”....................................Jared Nepute, Casey O’Farrell, Carson Higgins, Liam Fennecken, Turner Rouse, Jr. and Company 10. “Last Night on Earth”....................................................................... Carson Higgins, Olivia Puckett, Mariah MacFarlane and Company 11. “Too Much Too Soon”................................................................ Andrew Humann, Josephine Spada, Casey O’Farrell and Mariah MacFarlane 12. “Before the Lobotomy”...........................................................................Dan Tracy, Antwaun Holley, Michael Pilato, Turner Rouse, Jr. 13. “Extraordinary Girl”..............................................................Taylor Jones, Dan Tracy and Company 14. “Before the Lobotomy” (reprise)............................................................Dan Tracy, Antwaun Holley, Michael Pilato, Turner Rouse, Jr. and Company 15. “When It’s Time”............................................................................................................ Jared Nepute 16. “Know Your Enemy”......................................................................Carson Higgins, Casey O’Farrell, Jared Nepute and Company 17. “21 Guns”............................................................. Olivia Puckett, Taylor Jones, Mariah MacFarlane, Dan Tracy, Jared Nepute, Casey O’Farrell and Company 18. “Letterbomb”............................................................................................ Olivia Puckett and Women 19. “Wake Me Up When September Ends”..............................................Jared Nepute, Casey O’Farrell, Dan Tracy and Company 20. “Homecoming” a. “The Death of St. Jimmy”........................................................Carson Higgins and Jared Nepute b. “East 12th Street”.......................................................................Jared Nepute, Andrew Humann, Turner Rouse, Jr. and Company c. “Nobody Likes You” †.................................................................. Casey O’Farrell and Company d. “Rock and Roll Girlfriend” *............................................... Alex Boniello, Mariah MacFarlane, Casey O’Farrell and Company e. “We’re Coming Home Again”...............................................................Jared Nepute, Dan Tracy, Casey O’Farrell and Company 21. “Whatsername”........................................................................................ Jared Nepute and Company †Lyrics by Mike Dirnt * Lyrics by Tré Cool AMERICAN IDIOT WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT AN INTERMISSION.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST JARED NEPUTE (Johnny). Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jared is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful family! Off-Broadway: Orlando in As You Like It (Roy Arias Studios). Regional: Gabe in Next to Normal (Theatre Squared), Matthew in Altar Boyz (TriArts Sharon Playhouse), Anthony in Sweeny Todd (Fredrick Lowe Theatre.) Proud graduate of NYU Steinhardt. www.jarednepute.com

casting, her endlessly supportive family, and her wolf pack MT’s of 2013. CARSON HIGGINS (St. Jimmy). is thrilled to be a part of this cast of IDIOT! He is a native Californian and graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Carson was seen on season 10 of American Idol, Raising Hope and can be seen this year in the film Without Ward. He thanks his parents and his hometown of Malibu for their love and support. @carsonshiggins

DAN TRACY (Tunny) makes his touring debut in American Idiot having just graduated from the University of Michigan. University credits: Little Women (John Brooke), Bat Boy (Bud/ Pan), Our Country’s Good (Arscott). Regional: Xanadu (Thalia), Enemy of the People (Ejlif). Many thanks to Jillian at Carnahan, my family, Paige, and the BRS Family. Follow @dan_tracy

ALEX BONIELLO (Ensemble; u/s Johnny, St. Jimmy). Tour Debut! Alex is a recent graduate from Wagner College. Past credits include Rent (Mark), Spring Awakening (Moritz), Avenue Q (Princeton). TV/Film: Contest, Detachment, Alien Dawn. Thanks to the cast, the team, and Dave at SGM. Love to my family, friends and Apes. www.alexboniello.com

CASEY O’FARRELL (Will) is super psyched to join the Idiot family! Casey has been seen rockin’ it from the stage in Rent (Roger), Footloose (Ren), Chicago (Fogarty) and more, to the Sunset Strip with Side/ Winders! So much love to my family, Halie and sidewindersmusic.com! Follow @ caseybrough, RAGE and LOVE!

LIAM FENNECKEN (Ensemble; u/s Will) is pumped to rock out with the American Idiot family! Proud graduate of the BA Theatre program at Penn State. Favorite roles: Spelling Bee (Barfee), Loves Labour’s Lost (Costard). He’d like to thank his family and friends, Carnahan Casting, Avalon Artists Group and everyone at PSU. We Are!

OLIVIA PUCKETT (Whatsername) is stoked to be a part of this killer production! She is a recent graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance. Recent credits include Rent (Mimi), All Shook Up (Lorraine) and Avenue Q (Gary Coleman). Much love to her incredibly supportive family and friends. Papa <3

SEAN GARNER (Ensemble; u/s Johnny) is thrilled to make his national tour debut! He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s BFA program and his favorite roles include: The Wild Party (Oscar), Our Town (George Gibbs), All Shook Up (Ensemble). Special thanks to Clear Talent Group and Worklight Productions, and the whole Idiot team! Thanks to family and friends for the support. @seanvgarner

TAYLOR JONES (Extraordinary Girl). Taylor is undeniably happy to join this cast for her first national tour. Straight out of the California Bay Area, her favorite credits include: The Wiz (Dorothy), Rent (Mimi), Spring Awakening (Wendla). Big love and hugs to her family and friends for all their love and hugs!!

FRANCESCA GRANELL (Swing; u/s Extraordinary Girl, Whatsername) is stoked to be joining the cast of American Idiot! National Tour: Shrek the Musical (Baby Bear, u/s Fiona). Tampa, FL native with a BA in English Literature, FSU. Love and gratitude to the incredible Granell clan, friends, and the Idiot team for their unfaltering support.

MARIAH MacFARLANE (Heather) is beyond excited to be a part of her first national tour! She recently graduated with a BFA in musical theatre from Emerson College where her credits include Anne Bogart’s production of Cafe Variations and Sydney in the premiere production of Standardized Testing the Musical!  Many thanks and love to Carnahan

ANTWAUN HOLLEY (Ensemble) is ardently impassioned about his touring debut in American Idiot. Favorite credits: Youth in 20


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Passing Strange, Seaweed in Hairspray and Angel/Benny in Rent. Training: BaldwinWallace Conservatory of Music. S/o to Carnahan Casting, my girls at CESD and my amazing father, family and friends! www.antwaunholley. com #dreamscometrue ANDREW HUMANN (Ensemble; u/s St. Jimmy) is beyond humbled to be making his national tour debut! An East Bay Area native, Andrew’s worked with such companies as Shotgun Players, Center repertory Company and Boxcar theatre. Eternal thanks and love to Mom, Dad, Grandma, Uncle Billie and Aunt Adrienne who’ve brought my dreams to life. ALISON MOROONEY (Ensemble, Dance Captain; u/s Extraordinary Girl, Heather, Whatsername) is thrilled to make her post-PSU debut on the American Idiot tour! She graduated in 2012 from Penn State. Some favorite roles include Mimi in Rent and Wendy in Peter Pan. Thanks to everyone on the tour, to her family and friends for all of their love.

JOHNNY NEWCOMB (Swing) is ecstatic to be able to call himself an Idiot! OffBroadway: Into the Woods (Milky White/ Woodsman) at the Public Theatre; Regional: Spring Awakening (Melchior), Next To Normal (Henry) at the ZACH Theatre. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, my beautiful sisters, Meg Pantera The Agency, and all my friends near and far! MICHAEL PILATO (Ensemble; u/s Tunny) from South Florida, is ecstatic to join The Idiots on tour! Regional credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reuben) at The Fulton Theatre. Favorite roles include Rent (Roger), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Altar Boyz (Juan). Love and gratitude to his family, Penn State faculty, Ed and Squad 13! ERIC PRESNALL (Swing; u/s Tunny) is absolutely stoked to be a part of this tour and thanks the Carnahan crew for making this opportunity possible. He is a Northern California native and would like to personally


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST thank his family and friends for their unconditional love and support…For Brando. TURNER ROUSE, JR. (Ensemble; u/s Will) is thrilled to be returning to AI for the second year. Graduate of BFA Music Theatre Class of 2012 from Elon University. Elon: Children of Eden (Abel), It’s Only Life (w/ John Bucchino). Turner is also a photographer (Turner Rouse Photography) and songwriter/producer under the alias Logical Confusion. Love to my family and the WHOLE Idiot family for the support! @turnerrousejr JOSEPHINE SPADA (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining the cast! She is a recent graduate of NYU: Tisch where she studied musical theatre at CAP21. She has recently been seen in NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation. She would like to thank her incredible family and friends for their constant love and support! www. josephinespada.com CHELSEA TURBIN (Ensemble; u/s Heather) is psyched to make her national tour debut

with American Idiot! Recently seen at The MUNY in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ethel Peas). She received a BFA from The Boston Conservatory where credits included 42nd Street and Strike up the Band (Anne). Thanks and love to family, friends and this AWESOME cast! EVAN JAY NEWMAN (Music Director). BFA in Musical Theater from NYU (CAP21.) Music Director: Lovers, Runway 69, Alien! The Musical!; Assistant Music Director: Battlecry (Music: Paul Bogaev, Dir: Gabriel Barre), Nero (Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater), The King and I and Hairspray (Weston Playhouse); Copyist/ Intern: Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, A Tale of Two Cities; Assistant: Andrew Lippa, Brian Lowdermilk. Info on Evan’s writing at www. evanjaynewman.com DAVID ABRAMS (Associate Music Director/ Guitar 1) is a graduate of the University of North Texas. He now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he has been touring with the blues legend, Guitar Shorty.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical of American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement. The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards. Their highly anticipated albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! released in 2012, and they are currently on tour promoting the trilogy. For more about the band, visit www.greenday.com.

DIEGO ROJAS (Guitar 2) is a guitarist based out of Stamford, CT, where he teaches and performs with his band PANA! (www. panamusik.com). JOSH SEBO (Bass) is a Cleveland, OH native. This marketing major is excited to be pursuing his lifelong passion, music! Unending thanks to Jared Stein, family and friends. BEN MARINO (Drums). Summa Cum-Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music. He has performed and recorded with many worldrenowned artists and producers. Info at www. BenMarinoMusic.com

MICHAEL MAYER (Director, Book). Mr. Mayer made his Metropolitan Opera debut this season with a celebrated new production of Rigoletto. Broadway: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever; American Idiot (Drama Desk Award, Best Director); Everyday Rapture; Spring Awakening (Tony Award, Best Director/Best Musical); Thoroughly Modern Millie  (Tony Award, Best Musical); Side Man  (Tony Award, Best Play); A View From the Bridge (Tony Award, Best Revival); Uncle Vanya; ’night, Mother; After the Fall; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway: Spring Awakening, Everyday Rapture, The Illusion, Our House, 10 Million Miles, Antigone in New York, Baby Anger, The Credeaux Canvas, Stupid Kids. Film: A Home at the End of the World, Flicka. Television: Do No Harm, on NBC in January 2013; director and consulting producer for the first season of Smash.

GREEN DAY (Music & Lyrics) – vocalist/ guitarist BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG (Book & Lyrics), bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool – were kids from workingclass backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had released two records prior (1039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994’s Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy® nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold “Know Your Enemy,” which was the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the doubleplatinum “21 Guns,” which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist. Later that year, Green Day collaborated with Tony Award winning

STEVEN HOGGETT (Choreographer). Steven was founder and co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly Theatre Company. Recent theatre credits include choreography for Once on Broadway and in the West End (Obie Award, Lortel Award, Calloway Award), Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award) on Broadway and for New York Theatre Workshop, The Glass Menagerie (American Repertory Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime  (West End & National Theatre), Rocky The Musical (Stage Entertainments, Hamburg), Black Watch (Olivier Award, best choreography), Let The Right One In, The Wolves in the Walls, The Bacchae, Hunter and 365 (National Theatre of Scotland), Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival / ENO), Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hothouse and Market Boy (National Theatre). 23


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST For Frantic Assembly, credits include Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello, Stockholm, Pool (No Water) and Dirty Wonderland.

Stone. MFA- NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow), 2011 NYSCA Grant as a STREB innovative collaborator. KEVIN ADAMS (Lighting Design). Broadway: American Idiot (Tony Award), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Next to Normal (Tony nom.), Passing Strange, Hair (Tony nom.), The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Take Me Out and John Leguizamo›s Sexaholix. Other credits: original production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs, Mildred Pierce (HBO), music videos for Janet Jackson, Meatloaf and Dokken.   www. ambermylar.com

TOM KITT (Arrangements / Orchestrations) is the composer and co-orchestrator of Next to Normal, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and two Tony Awards for Best Score (with Brian Yorkey) and Best Orchestrations (with Michael Starobin). Tom is also the composer of High Fidelity, Bring It On: The Musical (with Lin-Manuel Miranda), All’s Well That Ends Well and The Winter’s Tale (NYSF), Orphans (Broadway) and  From Up Here (MTC).  As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, credits include Pitch Perfect (Feature Film), 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore and Urban Cowboy.  Tom provided additional arrangements for Green Day’s Grammywinning album 21st Century Breakdown and their most recent album, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!  

ACME SOUND PARTNERS (Sound Design). Over thirty Broadway shows since 2000 including: The Gershwins’Porgy and Bess (Tony Nomination), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony Nomination), The Merchant of Venice, Fences (Tony Nomination), The Addams Family, Ragtime, Hair (Tony Nomination), In The Heights (Tony Nomination), Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Avenue Q and La Bohème. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard and Sten Severson.

CHRISTINE JONES (Scenic Designer) won the 2010 Tony Award for her work on American Idiot. She earned a Tony nomination for Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Mayer. Also with Mayer she designed On A Clear Day and Everyday Rapture. Her Off-Broadway credits include  Coraline, music by Stephin Merritt, and The Book of Longing, by Leonard Cohen with music by Philip Glass. Jones teaches at NYU and is the artistic director of Theatre for One, a space designed for one performer and one audience member, which can be seen at theatreforone.com.

DARREL MALONEY (Projection & Video Design) has designed for broadcast, commercials, concerts, film and theatre. His projection and video designs for Broadway include Green Day’s American Idiot (St. James Theatre) and Everyday Rapture (Roundabout). Other projection designs include Karen O’s Stop the Virgens (St. Ann’s Warehouse), The Submission (MCC), One Night With Janis Joplin (Portland Center Stage), SCKBSTD (Virginia Stage), The Elephant Man (Minnesota Opera), as well as lighting & projections for Peer Gynt (La Jolla Playhouse & Kansas City Rep.) www.darrelmaloney.com

ANDREA LAUER (Costume Design). Select credits: Broadway: Bring It On, American Idiot. Off Broadway: Title and Deed (Signature Theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Unnatural Acts (Classic Stage), RX (Primary Stages). Regional Theatre: Guthrie, Alliance, Berkeley Rep, MUNY, Bay Street, The Alley Theatre. Opera: Out Cold/Zippo Songs (BAM), West Side Story (El Paso Opera). Dance: Parsons Dance, Sean Currin Company and pieces with Trey McIntyre Project. As stylist for fashion and musicians, credits include: American Vogue, Grammy Awards and Rolling

JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A. (Casting). Roundabout’s Director of Artistic Development. Roundabout: Big Knife, If There Is…, Harvey, Road to Mecca, Anything Goes, Importance of Being Earnest, Sondheim on Sondheim, Birdie, Sunday in the Park…,110 in the Shade, Pajama Game, 12 Angry Men, Assassins, Nine, Big River, Cabaret.   Other Broadway:  Matilda, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mountaintop, 24


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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Vineyard Playhouse) & The Moscows of Nantucket (Theater Workshop of Nantucket), Functional Drunk (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Hatful of Rain (ITS Festival, Warsaw). She is currently JILLIAN CIMINI (Casting) serves as the in development with the new musical Golden casting associate for Roundabout Theatre Motors, with book and lyrics by Wendy Company. Roundabout: Bad Jews, Sons of the Walters and music by Derek Bermel. Guest Prophet, Dream of the Burning Boy, Tigers Faculty: Bard College, Strasberg Institute. be Still, Ordinary Days, Language of Trees. Fellowships: Drama League, Boris Sagal and Other credits include: Matilda, Peter and the Fulbright. MFA, UT Austin. Starcatcher, Book of Mormon, American Idiot, STACY MYERS (Company Manager). Spring Awakening, Jerusalem. Int’l Tour: American Idiot. National Tours: JARED STEIN (Music Supervisor). Broadway: Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Jersey Boys (San Hair (Associate Conductor), American Idiot Francisco), Sweet Charity 1st National, Rent, (Associate Conductor/Conductor). National Chicago.  Regional: West Virginia Public Tours: American Idiot 1st National (Music Theatre, New York Stage & Film, La Jolla Director/Conductor), Hair (Associate Playhouse. Education: BA in Theatre / English Conductor),  Spring Awakening 1st National from Washburn University. Love sent to the (Music Director/Conductor), RENT (Music Sunflower State! Director/Conductor). Other: Born Blue (Music Supervisor/Orchestrations). Recordings: David CORY BOULIERIS (Production Stage Reiser’s Storyteller’s Ball and Declan Manager). Tours: American Idiot 2nd National/ Bennett’s An Innocent Evening of Drinking UK/Asia (ASM), South Pacific (ASM/ACM). and Record: Breakup.  Currently living in LA International:  The Telephone and  Il Signor opening a vegan lifestyle center, The Springs Bruschino  at CCM Spoleto Opera Festival (PSM). Regional: South Pacific at Ogunquit (www.thespringsla.com).  Playhouse (ASM), Altar Boyz, Zanna Don’t!, LORIN LATARRO (Associate Choreographer) Bent at Uptown Players (PSM). BFA, from Broadway’s Scandalous, Encores! Fanny - City University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory Center, Cy Coleman’s Best Yet to Come (Drama of Music. rage and love... but mostly love. Desk), Hansel and Gretel (PBS’s “Live From Lincoln Center”),  Lysistrata (Avery Fisher), JANE DAVIS (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway by the Year (Town Hall), Grand From Springfield, IL. National Tour: The Night For Singing-Bucks County, Love of Rainbow Fish (ArtsPower). The Little Theatre Three Oranges, Magic Flute (Juilliard Opera), on the Square: Grease, Seven Brides for Seven works for Momix, Williamstown, NYMF, Brothers, Pirates of Penzance, The Music NAMT, Dancebreak and NBC’s Grease Man, 9 to 5. BFA, Millikin University. Thanks (assoc). As a performer, Lorin danced in 14 to Mom, Dad, and Minnie. Broadway shows. BFA- Juilliard. Latarro.com TECHNICAL THEATER SOLUTIONS, JOHANNA McKEON (Associate Director). LLC (TTS), based in Charleston, SC provides Associate Director: American Idiot, Grey production supervision for a variety of clients Gardens (Broadway). Asst. Director: Rent including Spoleto Festival USA, Mabou (Nat’l Tour). Directing credits include Mines, Disney Cruise Line, Inc., and Work Tokio Confidential (Atlantic Stage 2), I Light Productions. Tours currently running in Have Loved Strangers (Clubbed Thumb), addition to American Idiot include Mamma Comedy of Errors, Schmoozy Togetherness Mia! and In The Heights. Rhys Williams (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Semi- (Production Supervisor) is President of TTS and Permanent (NY Fringe Festival Award, Mike East (Associate Production Supervisor) Outstanding Solo Show), Sam Forman’s serves as Vice President of Operations. Please Jerusalem, Arcadia, Scottsboro Boys, La Bête, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, BoeingBoeing, Pillowman, Fiddler, Millie. Film: Home At The End Of The World, Flicka. TV: Glee.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST films include Amadeus, Dominick and Eugene, Parenthood, Animal House, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame I and II.

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IRA PITTELMAN (Original Producer). In 2010, Ira was the lead producer, (along with Tom Hulce), of Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway. In 2007 they produced Spring Awakening, which won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical. In 2002, he won his first Tony Award for Private Lives starring Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan and in that same year co-produced Topdog/Underdog, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  His other Broadway credits include the acclaimed revival of The Iceman Cometh starring Kevin Spacey, Baz Luhrman’s production of La Bohème, Stones in His Pockets, Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party starring Henry Winkler and John Ritter, the hit revival of The Odd Couple starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick Jr..Also, during his 30 year career in the music industry he’s worked with artists as diverse as Placido Domingo, John Denver, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson and Ringo Starr.

WORKLIGHT PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. In addition to American Idiot, upcoming productions include the 2013/14 tour of Mamma Mia! and the 2014/15 tour of Nice Work If You Can Get It. Past Productions include the North American tours of Tony Award winners In The Heights, Avenue Q and A Year With Frog and Toad. Produced Julie Andrews - The Gift of Music with performances at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Creators of four new musicals for young audiences including The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley and James and the Giant Peach. WLP is led by founding partner and President, Stephen Gabriel and Vice President, Nancy Gabriel. General Management, Scott Seay and Aniele Fortin. Production Management, Rhys Williams and Mike East. www.worklightproductions.com

VIVEK J. TIWARY (Original Producer). Credits include Broadway: Green Day’s American Idiot, The Addams Family, A Little Night Music, The Producers, A Raisin in the Sun. Forthcoming films: The Fifth Beatle about Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, Down & Dirty Pictures. Television: “How to Look Good Naked,” “How Do I Look?” LATITUDE LINK (Original Producer). Led by Gail & Ralph Bryan, Latitude Link is a twotime Tony and Olivier award winning producer with 9 productions on stages worldwide.  Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis (2009 Tony) and Jersey Boys (2006 Tony).  National: Jersey Boys National Tour & Las Vegas, Memphis National Tour.   International: Dr. Zhivago, Jersey Boys London (2009 Olivier) & Australia. www.latitudelink.com

TOM HULCE (Original Producer). Broadway: American Idiot, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Spring Awakening (Tony Award, Best Musical). Off-Broadway: Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads (Obie Award, Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics Award, Best Play), Film: A Home at the End of the World directed by Michael Mayer. Directing: Peter Parnell’s adaptation of John Irving’s The Cider House Rules. Acting: Thirty-seven plays including Equus and A Few Good Men (Broadway), The Normal Heart (London);

SCOTT M. DELMAN (Original Producer) is proud to have partnered with Ira and Tom on American Idiot, and thanks the cast, Michael and Green Day for helping his children see him 27


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST ABBIE M. STRASSLER (Original Producer) began her career with Sam L’Hommedieu at the Warner Theatre. She has General Managed for over 10 years most recently Green Day’s American Idiot, Spring Awakening (2007 Best Musical), Movin’ Out, The Iceman Cometh, Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party and The Odd Couple; Stones In His Pockets, Contact National Tour and Side Show. 

as something less than utterly ancient. Scott previously co-produced The Book of Mormon and myriad other plays and musicals. ALLAN S. GORDON (Original Producer) received Tony Awards for Best Musical for RENT, Hairspray and Spamalot. Mr. Gordon was also represented on Broadway by Death of a Salesman, for which he received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Mr. Gordon also produced American Idiot on Broadway.

JOHN DOMO (Original Producer). Currently producing for 2012 release: Family Style, a comedy series made for TV; The Delivery Man, a feature film based on the book by Joe McGuiness Jr. betrueproductions.com

MAGICSPACE (Original Producer) has been producing and presenting tours, Broadway shows and events worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently ranked a Top 10 promoter in North America, MagicSpace produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. www.magicspace.net

LORENZO THIONE AND JAY KUO (Original Producer). Sing Out, Louise! Productions. Broadway: West Side Story, Slava’s, Addams Family, Catch Me…. Upcoming: Allegiance starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, Broadway 2012/13, www. allegiancemusical.com

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE (Original Producer) has grown from a storefront stage to a national leader in innovative theatre. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging artists since 1968. With two stages, a school and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep is proud to premiere exhilarating news plays like American Idiot and Passing Strange.

PAT MAGNARELLA (Original Producer) is one of the entertainment industry’s toptier managers, with an impressive track record for spotting talent and nurturing successful careers. He has represented Green Day since 1996, guiding them through the release of both American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown.

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STAFF AND CREDITS STAFF FOR American Idiot

Head Props........................................................Jessica Reilly Head Audio..................................................... Nate Flanagan Head Wardrobe..............................................Locklyn Brooks Head Hair & Make-Up..................................Natalie Errthum Second Carpenter................................................... Eric Jones Video................................................................... Katie Peters Second Audio....................................................David Hunter Second Electrician..................................... Brittany Deventer Assistant to Company Manager......................... Eric Presnall

GENERAL MANAGEMENT WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS Stephen Gabriel Nancy Gabriel Scott Seay Aniele Fortin COMPANY MANAGER Stacy Myers TOUR BOOKING AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT AWA PARTNERS Alison Spiriti L. Glenn Poppleton Sean Mackey Robin Mishik-Jett

Assistant to Mr. Pittelman............................... Dorothy Evins Advertising / Interactive Marketing................The Marketing Division Bob Bucci, Maris Smith, David Spry, Patrick Keohane, Allison Parman Accountant................. Fried & Kowigos Partners CPA’s LLP Insurance........... Reiff & Associates, LLC / Regina Newsom Legal..................................... Levine, Potkin & Menin LLP / Loren Plotkin, Cris Criswell Lazarus & Harris, LLP / Scott R. Lazarus, Esq., Robert C. Harris, Esq.; Comptroller.....................Galbraith & Co., Inc / Kenny Noth Housing & Ground Transport..............................Road Rebel Payroll............................................. Checks & Balances, Inc. Banking...........................Signature Bank / Thomas Kusulka, Margaret Monigan Merchandising........................................................... Bravado Trucking........................................................................ Janco

TOUR PRESS & MARKETING TYPE A MARKETING Elyce Henkin John McCoy Andrew Cole Melissa Cohen TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR TECHNICAL THEATER SOLUTIONS Rhys Williams Mike East CASTING Jim Carnahan, CSA Jillian Cimini

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Production Stage Manager..............................Cory Boulieris Assistant Stage Manager....................................... Jane Davis Ass’t to the Choreographer, Dance Captain.................Alison Morooney Associate Set Designer.....................................Edward Coco Assistant Set Designer......................................Brett Banakis Associate Costume / Make-Up Designer... Amy Jean Wright Assistant Costume Desinger.........................Locklyn Brooks Associate Lighting Designer............................. Joel E. Silver Assistant Lighting Designer..................................Paul Toben Lighting Programmer....................................... Josh Selander Associate Sound Designer.............................. David Thomas Assistant Video/Projection Designer...............Joe Cantalupo Assistant Video/Projection Designer............. Olivia Sebesky Keyboard Programmer......................................Randy Cohen Video Training............................................. Robert Allen, Jr. Video Programmer................................. Benjamin Keightley Music Track Editor................................................ Derik Lee

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Scenery by Technical Theater Solutions, LLC; Video Projection System provided by WorldStage Inc.; Lighting by PRG; Sound by Masque; Outfitting by Port City Equipment Rentals; Soft Goods by I. Weiss and Sons; Undergarments provided by BRA*Tenders; Guitars provided by Gibson; Cymbals provided by Istanbul Agop; Strings by D’Addario & Co.; Opening audio sequence by Ira Pittelman & Wayne Hyde. The Producers wish to thank the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and The Nevada Conservatory Theatre for their help in mounting this tour. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Director & Choreographer are members of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

Technical Supervisor....................................... Rhys Williams Production Carpenter............................................. Mike East Head Carpenter.............................................Tom Klonowski Head Electrician............................................Stephanie Freed

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DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER A Des Moines Performing Arts Theater Jeff Chelesvig, President & CEO

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RALPH CASTELLI

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MARK BEYER

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST JOE BITHORN (Vocals, Lead Guitar, Guitar Synth, Sitar, Original Broadway Cast) grew up in Manhattan and Long Island, where he was exposed to a variety of music including jazz, Latin, classical and more. By age three, his musical father taught his children how to sing harmony. He was profoundly influenced by the experiences he had at Carnegie Hall through his Mom, who worked with the Festival Casals. Thanks to The Beatles’ appearance on “Ed Sullivan”, Joe took a strong interest in the guitar. Early influences include the band Cream, and Joe developed the ability to learn guitar parts by ear by age 14. By age 16, he was so proficient that he was recruited for studio sessions. While in high school, Joe and his brother formed the Bithorn Brothers Band, performing the early music of the Allman Brothers Band. Joe heard about an audition for Beatlemania and was hired for the touring production as George. After touring with the show in North America, Joe joined Rain in 1983 and has been touring the world ever since.

STEVE LANDES (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Original Broadway Cast) a life-long, second generation Beatles fan, Steve taught himself guitar at ten by listening to Beatles records and by 13 was fronting a top 40 cover band in his native Philadelphia. At 17 he joined Beatlemania and further developed his musicianship, touring the world with the show. After “passing the audition” with the existing Rain band members in 1998, his career was set. On one of his travels to England, he found himself at Liverpool’s Casbah Club, owned by pre-Ringo Beatles drummer Pete Best. Encouraged to get on stage, Steve belted out lead vocals to the Beatles rocker “Slow Down,” while Best sat in on drums. As a backup musician, Steve has performed alongside legendary sixties artists Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and Tiny Tim. As an actor, he appeared in the films Wedding Bell Blues, For Which He Stands and Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! Steve writes and records his own original music. www.steve-landes. com, facebook.com/steve.landes.rain.

RALPH CASTELLI (Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Original Broadway Cast) was born and raised in southern California, surrounded by a musically talented family, and by age six became passionate about playing drums. On that momentous night in February, 1964, when The Beatles first appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Ralph was hypnotized and knew playing drums was what he was born to do. Captivated by Ringo Starr and The Beatles that night, Ralph’s excitement continued to grow, and his dream would eventually become his reality. After touring and performing with numerous bands and pursuing his acting career, Ralph landed the role of Ringo Starr in the touring production of Beatlemania and was also cast as Ringo in Beatlemania: The Movie. His talent, drum techniques, humor, style and appearance were in his favor. Ralph joined Rain in 1986 and was thrilled to be on Broadway.

JOEY CURATOLO (Vocals, Bass, Piano, Guitar, Original Broadway Cast) grew up in a Brooklyn household where classical music and opera formed the soundtrack. A natural musician, he was infatuated with The Beatles, taught himself guitar at age 10 and played piano by ear at 16. After winning multiple McCartney sound-alike contests, Joey toured with the Broadway production of Beatlemania. He joined Rain shortly after, and helped transform the band into the multimedia production it is today. In addition, he is an active singer/songwriter and studio musician. His original Christmas song “Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas” is featured on Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, Volume 12 (to benefit BC/EFA) as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Hope for the Holidays charity album. When Universal Pictures needed a McCartney sound, they contacted Joey to record the song “Love Take Me Down” for the recently released comedy Role Models. For Joey, performing on Broadway was a dream come true.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Musicians back home say Doug has always naturally had that signature Ringo style, even as a 12-year-old learning the trap set.

University musical school where he was privately trained in piano and music theory. At 14, he began experimenting with electronic keyboards and synthesizers of the 1970s, and played professionally in a progressive rock band. As keyboard technology advanced, Mark became known for his uncanny reproductions of elaborate sound textures, exotic instruments, and simulating full orchestra.

JIM IRIZARRY (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Harmonica) is from Chicago, IL, and began singing and playing the music of his favorite band, The Beatles, at the age of 12. He performed in local Chicago Beatle bands and learned the harmonica to master some of his early Beatle favorites. Years later Jim visited Liverpool for Beatle Week and made several appearances at the Cavern Club. He naturally captures the look and sound of Lennon and transforms himself through all eras of The Beatles, as well as recreating John’s famous humor and onstage antics.

Performers may change. Additional musicians may include: MARK LEWIS (Founder, Manager, Original Keyboardist). As the managerial and creative mind that transformed Rain from a 1970’s southern California bar band doing Beatles covers into an ultraprofessional group, Mark Lewis recruited the excellent musicians who would gel into Rain’s long-standing line-up. He traces his love of the Fab Four to the Sunday night of February 9, 1964, when his generation was smitten by The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Originally called Reign, the band gained national fame, changed its name to Rain and cut the soundtrack to the madefor-TV movie Birth of The Beatles (thanks to Dick Clark). An accomplished pianist at 13, having studied since age five, he began his career playing the Farfisa organ in teenage rock bands around his native Los Angeles. It was Mark, the original keyboard player with Rain, who worked out all of the musical parts and sounds that enabled Rain to bring to life many songs that The Beatles themselves never performed live.

CHRIS SMALLWOOD (Keyboard, Percussion) grew up in Kentucky. He fell in love with Beatles music as a young kid, but didn’t fall onto a piano bench until high school, when he broke his leg. Just two years later, he was invited to Kentucky’s prestigious Governor’s School for the Arts Program. In 2008, Chris received a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in Nashville, and in 2010 earned his Master of Music from the University of Louisville. Chris and his wife, Nicki, live in Nashville. TOM TEELEY (Vocals, Lead Guitar, Guitar Synth, Sitar). A native New Yorker, Tom made his stage debut as George Harrison in the original Broadway production of Beatlemania, and also appeared in Dick Clark’s Rock ‘N’ Roll! The First 5000 Years, portraying John Lennon, Paul Simon, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. His film credits include the role of George in Beatlemania: the Movie and Peggy Sue Got Married. He has performed with Joe Jackson, Sophie B Hawkins and Marshall Crenshaw, and collaborated with Alice Cooper, Tommy James, The Monkees, and Desmond Child. Tom released a solo album, Tales of Glamour and Distress (A&M Records), and can be heard as lead vocalist on the recent TV theme for “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series. www.tomteeley.com

DOUGLAS COX (Drums, Percussion, Vocals) was born in Kansas City and raised in Texas. Through his parents’ records he discovered Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Buddy Holly, but was profoundly moved by one song, The Beatles “Ticket to Ride.” Doug drummed for 16 years in Dallas’ top Beatles tribute, A Hard Night’s Day. He has many memories pounding those “pagan skins” in Las Vegas, Liverpool, in London recording videos with VH-1 in Abbey Road Studio 2 and backing Tony Sheridan in Hamburg’s Kaiserkeller. 35


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST IAN B. GARCIA (Vocals, Bass, Piano, Guitar) was born in the exotic coastal town of Viña del Mar, Chile. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada. Self-taught in voice, guitar, piano and bass he has evolved over the years into a versatile and mature multi – instrumentalist. In 2002 while performing locally he caught the attention of a Beatles tribute act that was in need of a Paul McCartney. The next 5 years would see Garcia honing in and becoming a professional entertainer as he would gradually grow into his mentor’s character. “I have learned so much about playing Sir Paul, that my musical abilities have gone to places I could never have imagined” says Garcia . “It’s those moments like getting the phone call to perform in and be a part of RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles that I respect my line of work and the gift that I have been given. “I am constantly evolving as a person and as a performer. To eventually tackle the complex musical genius of McCartney in RAIN came as an inevitable challenge.” Garcia proudly states.

Early yet important musical influences stemmed from a blend of past era funk, soul, jazz, rock, and others. From there he went on to study music in an academic setting through highschool and college participating in Jazz, Symphonic, and percussion ensembles. Amongst tossing up time between original projects, writing and shows, Aaron also loves being an audio engineer and artist. You can follow his work and ventures with RAIN on his website - www.AaronChiazza.com MAGICSPACE ENTERTAINMENT (Producer). Principals Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath have been producing and presenting shows worldwide for more than 30 years. Broadway producing credits include Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing; Jekyll & Hyde; The Who’s Tommy; Cabaret; American Idiot; Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas; and Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway. National tour credits include The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Ann-Margret starring in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, West Side Story, Grease, A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar and concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Styx, Britney Spears and *NSYNC. Special tours and events produced or presented on the road include Tom Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour starring Patrick Stewart, Van Cliburn, the Alexandrov Red Army Chorus, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition, Diana: A Celebration and St. Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes exhibition. MagicSpace Entertainment manages Broadway subscriptions in nine cities and hundreds of events each year across the U.S. and Canada. MagicSpace Entertainment is currently touring The Magic of David Copperfield, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles and The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis and Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman starring in Mythbusters®: Behind the Myths Tour.

PAUL CURATOLO (Vocals, Bass, Piano, Guitar) The Beatles became Paul’s biggest influence as a child growing up with RAIN. At ten years old, his musical journey began when he taught himself the drums. He quickly adapted to guitar & piano which drove him to write and record his own music. When he was 14, as a member of the pop band “Wayward”, he went on to record five albums. Until recently the band has toured the U.S. and was voted home town heroes in A.P. magazine.(Alternative Press). Paul’s love for the Beatles has driven him to master the character of Paul McCartney down to every detail. From vocal inflections to turning the bass over to perform lefthanded. Paul considers it an honor to pay tribute to his idol. AARON CHIAZZA (Drums, Percussion, Vocals) began playing music at the young age of 5 when his parents gifted him a drumset. This drumset did not last long under the strength of a kindergartner and eventually he moved into a full size instrument by early elementary school. 36


STAFF AND CREDITS Marketing Representatives: KRISTY MAPLE, GRACE TORREANO, MAGICSPACE ENTERTAINMENT Press Representative: MELISSA A. HAZEK General Manager CATE KIZERIAN Tour Manager DANIEL CONLEY Production Coordinator CHRISTINE MCKAY Video Designers AARON RHYNE, DARREN MCCAULLEY Production Designer STEPHAN GOTSCHEL Monitors ANDY BROUGHTON Audio System Tech AARON TUCKER Backline Technician WILLIAM TEELEY Stage Manager/Stage Carpenter CASEY NELLIS Stage Manager/Video CHRISTIAN BEHM Lighting Designer STEPHAN GOTSCHEL Assistant Lighting Designer IAN HASLAUER Lighting Technician IAN HASLAUER Graphic Design ERIN RODGERS Merchandise ARAN WHITTENMORE Production Photographer JOAN MARCUS, CYLLA VON TIEDEMANN, MARK CORNELISON Exclusive Tour Direction: THE ROAD COMPANY Stephen Lindsay, Brett Sirota, Magaly Barone, Shawn Willett, Jenny Kirlin, Justine Spingler, Garrett Holtz, Allison Beik 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1101 New York, NY 10036 212-302-5200 Phone * 212-302-5374 Fax www.theroadcompany.com STAFF OF MAGICSPACE ENTERTAINMENT

Chief Executive Officer/Producer LEE D. MARSHALL Chairman JOE MARSH President JOHN W. BALLARD Chief Operating Officer STEVE BOULAY Vice President, Marketing BRUCE GRANATH Tour Marketing KRISTY MAPLE, GRACE TORREANO General Manager CATE KIZERIAN Accounting DAVID ROOKER, MARY DEON-ROBERTS Official Website - www.raintribute.com

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SPECIAL THANKS To John, Paul, George and Ringo without whom we wouldn’t be here. Thank you to all of our family, friends, and fans for all their love and support throughout the years. Jerry Hoban as Ed Sullivan Sid Bernstein, Casey Leonard SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – Martin Bandier, Peter Brodsky, Jimmy Asci, Hofner Guitars Shea Stadium photos courtesy of Tony Griffin And the late Jim Riddle

Korg USA. Christie Lites. Eighth Day Sound Systems. Janco Transport. SenovvA Inc. Inframe Designs. Celebrity Coaches. Rock On Travel. B. Zee Brokerage LTD. MUSIC CREDITS She Loves You, Please Please Me, From Me To You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, A Hard Days Night, I’m Happy Just to Dance, Yesterday, Help, Day Tripper, Twist And Shout, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends, Eleanor Rigby, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, When I’m 64, Sgt. Pepper (Reprise), A Day In The Life, All You Need Is Love, Magical Mystery Tour, Strawberry Fields Forever, Blackbird, In My Life, Here Comes The Sun, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Come Together, Get Back, Revolution, The End, Give Peace A Chance, Let It Be, Hey Jude. written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. Twist and Shout written by Bert Berns and Phil Medley © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Sloopy II Music, Here Comes The Sun, While My Guitar Gently Weeps written by George Harrison © Harrisongs Publishing.

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DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER A Des Moines Performing Arts Theater Jeff Chelesvig, President & CEO

NETworks Presentations, LLC presents

Created, Written and Directed by

MATT GOLDMAN

PHIL STANTON

CHRIS WINK

Blue Man KALEN ALLMANDINGER MIKE BROWN BENJAMIN FORSTER KIRK MASSEY PATRICK NEWTON RUSSELL RINKER BHURIN SEAD BRIAN TAVENER Musicians JULIAN CASSANETTI JERRY KOPS JESSE NOLAN DARREN RAY ANTHONY RISCICA TERRY TUNGJUNYATHAM CLEMENT J. WALDMANN, III JEFFREY ALAN WRIGHT Production/Lighting Design by JOEL MORITZ

Video Design by CARYL BLAAB and BLUE MAN GROUP

Additional Lighting Design by KEVIN ADAMS

Blue Man Character Costume by PATRICIA MURPHY

Associate Creative Director MICHAEL QUINN General Management GENTRY & ASSOCIATES ANGELA ROWLES Comapny Manger JACK STEPHENS

Production Supervisor KORI PRIOR

Sound Design by MATT KOENIG Recorded Sound Design & Music Supervisor TODD PERLMUTTER

Music Director BYRON ESTEP

Tour Press and Marketing ALLIED LIVE Production Stae Manager LIZZ BENDER Constultant to Producer LAURA CLEMENT Executive Producer KEN GENTRY Directed by MARCUS MILLER and BLUE MAN GROUP

Associate Director MICHAEL DAHLEN Prodcution manager JASON JUENKER BEN NEAFUS Head Carpenter ZAC PHILLIPS

Original Direction by Blue Man Group and Marlene Swartz Original Executive Producer - Maria Di Dia Original Associate Producers - Akie Kimura Topal & Broadway Line Company Original New York production presented in a workshop production at La MaMa E.T.C. blueman.com

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST KALEN ALLMANDINGER (Blue Man Swing) has performed with Blue Man Group all over the world. He studied acting at Chicago College of Performing Arts, where he worked with Lookingglass, About Face, and Chicago Shakespeare theater companies. MIKE BROWN (Blue Man) has been Blue for over a decade. Hailing from Virginia, Mike has performed as a Blue Man in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Berlin, Oberhausen and on Norwegian Cruise Lines. He’s thrilled to now be here performing in BMG’s National Tour. For him this is a dream come true. He wouldn’t be here without the love and support from his family and friends. He thanks you and hopes you enjoy the show. BENJAMIN FORSTER (Blue Man) graduated with honors from New York University with a double-major in Drama and Urban Design. Theater credits include John Jesurun’s Liz One and Shadowland, Richard Foreman’s Astronome and two grants from the Incubator Arts Project to self-produce. Film and television credits include: Satan Hates You, Hypothermia, Automatons and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” KIRK MASSEY (Blue Man Swing) is stoked to be a part of the North American Tour of Blue Man Group. Has been with Blue Man Group since 2005 and has performed in New York, Boston, Orlando and all over the world as a part

of Blue Man Group’s “How to be a Megastar” World Tour. Currently performs full time in Blue Man Group’s Orlando production when not on tour. Kirk would like to thank God for His many blessings, his friends and family for all of their love and support and everyone at Blue Man Group and NETworks who made this dream possible. PATRICK NEWTON (Blue Man Swing) is ecstatic to be a part of Blue Man Group NAT! Western Michigan (BFA). Love to my family!! RUSSELL RINKER (Blue Man). Born and raised in rural Virginia, Russell is a graduate of The College of William and Mary. As a Blue Man he has performed all over the U.S. and the world, and on TV including “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development,” and “Shake It Up!” Other credits: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Los Angeles Opera, indie films. Russell is a classically trained pianist, singer and an accomplished lumberjack. His true loves are ice cream and flea markets. On Twitter: @russellrinker BHURIN SEAD (Blue Man Swing) has performed with Blue Man Group since 2008. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a degree in human biology and an insatiable thirst to do something else. He loves eating his ma’s home cooking, biking and popping bubble wrap. His best friends are his wife, Bonnibel, and their cat, Manny.


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST BRIAN TAVENER (Blue Man) from Asheville, NC, has performed as a Blue Man for over six years, mainly in Boston, MA. While not bald and blue, Brian writes, engineers, and produces his own music as “Tav.” He also has his own record label, Carrot Policeman Records. Brian would like to thank his family, friends, and you for making life so great.

his family, keep his son Nico out of trouble, and talk about himself in the third person. ANTHONY RISCICA (Percussion/Kit) has written and recorded for both screen and television playing for clients such as VH1, Nickelodeon, and National Geographic. He has also recorded with such artists as Prince Paul, Shock G (aka Humpty Dumpty), and Newkirk. His touring experience has brought him everywhere from Brazil to Berlin and back. Anthony currently lives in New York City where he writes for Modern Drummer Magazine, teaches, and DJs. Anthony would like to give a special thanks to his super supportive family.

JULIAN CASSANETTI (Strings) has been with Blue Man Group since the early 2000s, when he started in the Boston production as an usher. After joining the Boston production as a band member, he went on to perform in many different Blue Man productions. He’s also played with bands such as Drug Rug, Viva Viva, and The Lot Six. Wellknown for his mantra “what’s good for the goose isn’t necessarily good for the gander.”

TERRY TUNGJUNYATHAM (Strings) joined Blue Man Group Boston in 2007 as a Chapman Stick and Zither player. He has also performed with Blue Man Group on Norwegian Cruise Line. In his spare time, Terry designs and builds his own line of guitar effects pedals called Push+Pull Pedals.

JERRY KOPS (Strings Swing) is a New Yorkbased musician who is extremely grateful to be a part of the Blue Man Group family. He has been a Chapman stick sub in the NYC production of Blue Man Group since Fall 2006 and has also had the good fortune of performing as a rhythm guitarist in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Thank you to my beautiful wife Katie, mom, dad and our little four-legged boy Ziggy. I wouldn’t be anywhere without all your love and support!

CLEMENT J. WALDMANN, III (Percussion / Kit Swing) has been performing with Blue Man Group since October of 1995. He is very fortunate to have performed with many artists in numerous venues all over the world. Many thanks go out to family and friends for all their love and support.

JESSE NOLAN (Music Director, Percussion/ Kit). M.M. in Jazz Studies and B.A. in Music Education (Indiana University). Three years with Blue Man Group in the Chicago, Norwegian Epic and North American Tour casts. Performance credits include West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, James Moody, David Baker, and the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra.  Currently Director of Education for MashPlant and member of the Jazz Education Network Committee and Vic Firth Education Team.  Love and thanks to my family and incredible wife Amy!

JEFFREY ALAN WRIGHT (Percussion / Kit Swing) began drumming in middle school and never stopped. He was a proud member of Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Concord Blue Devils. Jeff was hired by Blue Man Group in 2007 and spent 18 months on the North American Tour between 2010 and 2012. He is very happy to remain involved with the tour on a more limited basis while fulfilling his duties in the Orlando based version of the show. JACK STEPHENS (Company Manager) has kept the show on the road as Company Manager for tours of, among others, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, A Chorus Line, Annie, Sweeney Todd, Rent and Dora the Explorer LIVE!. Producer: Masters of Magic.

DARREN RAY (Strings) has been playing with Blue Man Group since 2007 when he helped to open the Blue Man show at Universal Studios in Orlando. Since then, he has performed with Blue Man Group in Boston, Chicago, New York, two of the seven seas on the Norwegian Epic, and now the National Tour. When he’s not rocking out with Blue Man Group or his band The Notagains: Darren likes to spend time with

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST is playing bass for NY-based band Donkeys, whose first CD was recently released.

2007. She worked at the New York Astor Place Production as a Stage Manager and lead deck crew member for three years, and has been on tour with this show since 2010. Special thanks to her family and especially her husband for all of their support.

IAN PAI (Co-composer and Artistic Collaborator) is Blue Man Group’s original drummer, co-composer and artistic collaborator. He is also the Musical Director and drummer for the art-pop group Fischerspooner. As a composer and musician he has done work for theatre, film, dance, performance and rock in general. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in Painting.

ANNA K. RAINS (Assistant Stage Manager) hails from Raleigh, NC, and is thrilled to join the BMG tour. Recent work includes North Carolina Theatre: Altar Boyz, The Drowsy Chaperone, Nerds; NC State University Theatre: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, RENT; NCT Conservatory: In The Heights, The Who’s Tommy. Love to my family for their support.

MARCUS MILLER (Director) has been with Blue Man Group since 1995. During that time he’s helped create and direct 16 shows with them including the London, Tokyo and Berlin versions. They’re all a little different but this one’s the best. He lives in Brooklyn where he practices telepathy with his pit bull, Brooklyn. His other gig is as a Canadian.

CHRIS WINK, PHILIP STANTON, MATT GOLDMAN (Creators) Longtime friends Chris Wink, Philip Stanton, and Matt Goldman founded Blue Man Group as a way to celebrate the human spirit through music, science, art, and theatre. After giving more than 1,000 performances in New York, the original three Blue Men stepped off-stage to focus on building Blue Man Productions into a successful global creative company. What started as a three-person operation has expanded into a decades-long partnership encompassing live theatre, Grammy Award® -winning original music, two rock concert tours, various children’s educational offerings including the founding of the Blue School, and multiple appearances on major television shows.

JEFF TURLIK (Associate Creative Director) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and shortly thereafter began his life’s journey on the wings of the bird we call music. Through many pathways and skyways he learned and performed, listened and expressed, and lived and loved, occasionally making a little scratch. In Boston, 1999, he began his collaboration with Blue Man Group. He currently resides in New York City. Together they have seen many places around the globe. Shared many experiences. Rocked many houses. Tore the roofs off the suckers.

CHRIS DYAS (Artistic and Musical Collaborator) has been performing and writing music with Blue Man Group since 1997. Before that he played in too many bands to mention. His current NYC based project is the Lingering Doubts.

JOEL MORITZ (Production and Lighting Designer). This is Joel’s third Production Design for Blue Man Group which have also included Zurich and one aboard the NCL ship Epic. He has designed lights for Blue Man Group’s international productions in Tokyo, Berlin, Oberhausen, Stuttgart, Amster-dam and Basel as well as at Universal Studios Orlando. Recent New York/Off Broadway work includes productions at: NYTW, Rattlestick, The Public, Ma-Yi, The Culture Project, Rising Phoenix and Juilliard. Joel’s regional theater and opera lighting design has been seen across the nation in theatres such as Arena Stage, Long Wharf, The Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Lookingglass Theatre, The Goodman, Steppenwolf and

LARRY HEINEMANN (Artistic and Musical Collaborator) has worked with Blue Man Group since its inception in 1988 in a variety of capacities including musical director, composer, performer, instrument designer, recording engineer and recording producer. Outside of Blue Man Group, Larry has worked with Caroline Records recording artists Springhouse as both bass player and producer, Point Music recording artists Code Mesa as musician and producer and his latest project 42


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Chris Dyas and another with country legend Greg Garing. Look for them at lesrecs.com.

Kansas City Rep. International theatrical productions at: The Traverse Theatre, Assembly Theater in Edinburgh and productions in Buenos Aires, Lima, Hong Kong, Paris, Prague, Taipei and Cairo. Joel is an avid snowboarder and photographer.

BYRON ESTEP (Music Director) started playing Chapman Stick in the Blue Man Group band in 1994 as part of the “TUBES” show at the Astor Place Theater in New York City. Since then, he has been involved in the opening and direction of many Blue Man Group shows throughout the world. He currently works as a Music Director for Blue Man Productions and plays both Chapman Stick and Zither in the band. He has also played guitar and/or banjo on numerous recordings outside of Blue Man Group and composed several movie and video game soundtracks.

CARYL GLAAB (Video Design) began working with the founders of Blue Man Group in 1989 and continues to enjoy the collaboration. MATT KOENIG (Sound Design) has been working with Blue Man Group since 2000 and is known as Monitor Matt and Chef. KEVIN ADAMS (Additional Lighting Design). Broadway: American Idiot (Tony Award), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Next To Normal (Tony nom), Hair (Tony nom), The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, one person shows by Eve Ensler and John Leguizamo. Off-Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Carrie, Rent, The Scottsboro Boys. Blue Man Group (Las Vegas Monte Carlo show, Hollywood Bowl). www. ambermylar.com

MICHAEL DAHLEN (Associate Director). Off-Broadway: The New Bozena, Cherry Lane Theatre, Hudson Theater (L.A. Weekly Award, Nominated for Best Ensemble Performance, Winner for Best Direction, Rainn Wilson). Regional: Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Film: How the Grinch Stole Christmas dir. Ron Howard, Men In Black II dir. Barry Sonnenfeld. Television: “Law & Order” (NBC), “Viva Variety” (Comedy Central).

PATRICIA MURPHY (Blue Man Character Costume) has worked on the Broadway productions of Black and Blue, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Dracula and Wicked, among others. She has worked with many ballet companies, on several movies including the features Dracula and Far From Heaven and on Bette Midler’s Kiss My Brass tour. Other credits: Tick, tick...BOOM!; Once Around the City; The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin; Bright Lights, Big City.

ALLIED LIVE (Marketing and Press) is a full-service marketing and advertising agency representing Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions and experiential entertainment entities. Current clients include: The Book of Mormon, A Christmas Story, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf, Ghost, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Motown, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, We Will Rock You, West Side Story and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

TODD PERLMUTTER (Recorded Sound Design and Musical Supervisor) Credits with Blue Man Group include performing in shows, sound design, music direction, and composition. Todd produces all of Blue Man Group’s music output including their 2 full length albums, “Audio” and “The Complex.” He has the pleasure of working out of the newly renovated Loho Studios in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Todd has recently started a record label called L.E.S. Recs. He will have 2 releases by 2011, one of which will be a record with longtime Blue Man Group music collaborator

NETworks PRESENTATIONS, LLC (Producer). Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 55 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Blue Man Group National Tour; Elf The Musical; Flashdance the Musical; Memphis the Musical; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse and We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton. 43


STAFF AND CREDITS STAFF FOR Blue Man Group Executive Producer Ken Gentry

NETworks Staff Chief Executive Officer....................................... Kenneth Gentry Chief Operating Officer..................................... Scott W. Jackson President........................................................................ Orin Wolf Director of Finance......................................................John Kinna Executive Vice President Production.......................... Seth Wenig Executive Producer..............................................Kary M. Walker Associate Producer................................................ Angela Rowles Director of Booking.................................... Charmaine McVicker Senior General Manager.............................Gregory VanderPloeg General Manager.......................................................... Guy Heard General Manager................................................... Dawn Kusinski General Manager.....................................................Mary K. Witte Assistant to the CEO/ Associate General Manager.................................Curt Owens Assistant General Manager.................................. Penelope Lopez Assistant General Manager............................Bobby Maglaughlin Production Manager.................................................Jason Juenker Associate Production Manager...............................Hector Guivas Associate Production Manager................................... Ben Neafus Assistant Production Manager................................. Evan Rooney Intern, Production Department..............................Ashley Harman Warehouse Manager.................................................... Brad Korff Director of Marketing/PR.........................................Heather Hess Music Coordinator.................................................... John Mezzio Assistant Controller............................................. Jennifer Gifford Accounts Payables..................................................... Laura Carey Office Manager................................................... Buddy Piccolino Administrative Assistant.............................. Esther Schwarzbauer Office Assistant..........................................................Carol Jewell

General Management Gentry & Associates Scott W. Jackson, Angela Rowles Blue Man Productions Consulting General Manager Christian Chenier Company Manager Jack Stephens Tour Marketing and Publicity Allied Live Laura Matalon Andrew Damer Anne Dailey Meyer Production Stage Manager..................................................Lizz Bender Ass’t. Stage Manager..................................................... Anna K. Rains Head Carpenter.................................................................... Zac Phillips Flyman......................................................................Garrett Schnathorst Assistant Carpenter...........................................................Corwin Scites Head Electrician.................................................... Adam T. Cavanaugh Ass’t. Electrician.................................................................John Stinson Head Audio............................................................................Scott Dahl Ass’t. Audio......................................................... Maximillian Peterson Head Video...........................................................................Eric Geiger Video System Technician...............................................Christian Lind Head Props......................................................................... Emily Steger Ass’t. Props......................................................................Aaron Gilman Head Wardrobe.............................................................Alex M. Bender Instrument Tech............................................................ Jordan Wesolek Ass’t. Set Designer...............................................................Ann Bartek Assistant Lighting Designer........................................ Tabitha Rodman Sound Supervisor............................................................... Marcus Ross Lighting Programmer................................................... Benny Kirkham Assistant Video Designer....................................................Matt Tennie Video Control Programmer................................................ Josh Fleitell Video Studio......................................... Zarah Cabanas, Luke Schantz, Patricio Harris, Lauren Kushner, Tae Gook Ahn, John Richard Sanchez, Nico Sarudiansky, Jon Knight Assistant Sound Designer.................................................Matt Werden Sound System Engineer/ Assoc. Sound Designer..................................................David Lee Sound Consultant...........................................................Shannon Slaton Video & Interactivity Consultant......................................Bob Bonniol Print Design, Radio and Television Spot Production............Blue Man Group and SpotCo Website............................................Story Worldwide/Mess Marketing Merchandising........................................ Creative Goods Merchandise Merchandise Manager............................................................Jeff Shenk Accounting .......................................... NETworks Presentations, LLC Legal................................. Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. HR & Payroll Services...................................... Human Resources Inc. Insurance.........................................................Maury, Donnelly & Parr Bob Middleton, Meghan Shriver Tax Consultant................................Brent A. Turner, One Source PSG IT Services.................................George W. Wilson, One Source PSG Housing Coordination............................ Lisa Morris, Road Concierge Travel Agency................................................................. Janice Kessler Carlson Wagonlit Travel Trucking...........................................................................Clark Transfer Bus Services.....................................................................Clarion Coach Financial Services.....................................................George W. Wilson One Source PSG Banking Services..................................................................M&T Bank

Credits Scenery Fabrication provided by PRG-Scenic Technologies a division of Production Resource Group, LLC., New Windsor, NY and Daedalus Design and Production. Show control and scenic motion control feature stage command systems® by PRG-scenic technologies, a division of Production Resources Group, LLC., New Windor, NY. Stage Construction performed by TAIT Towers, Inc. Video equipment provided by Nocturne Productions. Lighting equipment provided by Epic Productions. Sound system provided by Sound Associations. Blue Man instruments provided by Polyphonic Workshop and Bill Swartz. Props & special effects provided by Practical Props and Van Adams Technologies. Zygote Interactive Balls provided by Tangible Interaction. Puppet provided by Michael Curry Design. Additional props provided by Square Root Studios, Three Byte Intermedia, Raphael Abrams, digiLED, Jerard Studios, Chase Tyler Designs, Dana Burkart. Makeup provided by Alcone Paramount. Company Shipping Provided by Airways Freight. Reusable Seat Covers provided by “Sit-At-Ease” Rehearsed at The Pullo Center in York, PA Special Thanks to Laura Clement Barbara Darwall, Paul Ackerman, David Baker, Leslie Case, Lydia Cheuk, Carol Chiavetta, Bizzy Coy, Melody Easton, Lloyd Edelman, Carl Flanigan, Max Frey, John Hickey, Clista Jarrett, Elizabeth Kandel, Tom Kingsley, Jon Knight, Tahra Millan, Rachel O’Connor, David Russo, Steven Varon EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION BY: Columbia Artists Theatricals Music Credits “Free Bird” written by Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant All rights owned or administered by © Songs Of Universal, Inc. on behalf of itself and Longitude Music Co. (BMI) Used by permission.“Bad Romance” written by S. Germanotta. All rights owned or administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Used by permission.“Crazy Train” written by Robert Daisley, Randy Rhoads, and John Osbourne. Used by permission of Blizzard Music Limited. “Whip It” written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale. Published by BMG Platinum Songs. All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC. Visit the Blue Man Group website at www.BlueMan.com All stage work performed by employees represented by IATSE

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Donors Share Their Love for Des Moines Performing Arts For a recent social media campaign, we asked donors to share their stories as to why they love Des Moines Performing Arts. In the spirit of this Valentine’s season, we share some of their responses.

JEFF FREUDE A Patron Circle Donor who has been supporting Des Moines Performing Arts for over 25 years, Jeff believes that the organization not only adds texture to his life, but is the “glue” that attracts and keeps people here. What do you love most about Des Moines Performing Arts? The tremendous variety of experiences that I can have there. Also, the people who work at Des Moines Performing Arts are amazing and very good at what they do.

LESLIE FOSHE A season ticket holder for The Dance Series, Leslie decided to become a donor to help ensure that the series can continue its success. Why do you think Des Moines Performing Arts is an important member of the Des Moines community? Every time I come to a show, I like that I see some familiar faces and hundreds of completely new faces. I think Des Moines Performing Arts is important because it brings Des Moines together and gives us great shared experiences.

NICOLE HOCAMP A self-described “theater addict”, Nicole has been a Des Moines Performing Arts donor for 10 years. Nicole is a donor because she wants to make sure the experiences she has here are accessible to new audiences and other theater addicts. What is your favorite Des Moines Performing Arts memory or experience? My favorite Des Moines Performing Arts memory was the backstage tour I got to take. I work at a school and the music teacher arranged for the elementary choir to take a tour. I think I was more excited than the kids to see everything. You can make a difference like Jeff, Leslie and Nicole. To learn more about becoming a donor, visit DesMoinesPerformingArts.org/Donate. 49


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Summer Theater Camps Offer Stage Experience and Lifelong Skills

Dozens of young people like Konrad will soon have the opportunity to experience Des Moines Performing Arts’ summer theater camps in 2014. Two types of camps are available:

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day camp, young artists ages six to 18 explore their talents and skills as musical theater actors in a production at the Des Moines Civic Center. All participants are guaranteed a role, which is assigned on the first day through an audition process. Young actors rehearse throughout the week with guest artists from the nationally renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre and also participate in workshops devoted to developing acting skills and building an understanding of performing arts.

During last summer’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS performance camp, 10-year-old Alejandro Konrad played King Backwards, a royal with a peculiar affliction where he says the opposite of what he means. When asked about his summer theater camp experience with Des Moines Performing Arts, Konrad really meant it when he exclaimed, “Performing on the Civic Center stage, you get this rush that only actors feel. It’s exhilarating!”

· STAGERIGHT BROADWAY EXPERIENCE

Guest Broadway performers lead teens in a weeklong series of master classes on the “triple threat” skills of musical theater - acting, dancing and singing. Teens sharpen their performance skills, gain knowledge about the auditioning and casting process, and learn about the Broadway industry from working professionals.

Noah Roberts takes one last look at his stage make-up before his appearance in BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE as part of last year’s summer camp offerings.

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Young actors practice teamwork during a summer camp acting workshop.

· Registration is open to Des Moines Performing Arts donors on January 24 and to the general public on February 18.

BROADWAY INTENSIVE STAGEright Broadway Experience – July 14 -18 · Ages 14 to 19 can participate; must be entering ninth grade or higher in fall of 2014 · Auditions are not required, although previous training or experience is necessary · Registration is open to Des Moines Performing Arts donors on January 24 and to the general public on February 18. All summer theater camps will be located at the Des Moines Civic Center. For more information, visit DesMoinesPerformingArts. org/Education, call (515) 246-2358 or email Education@DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.

STAGEright Broadway Experience participants were hard at work on their performance skills.

The STAGEright Broadway Experience culminates with an evening showcase for family and friends. Now in its fifth season, the popular summer theater camps are part of Des Moines Performing Arts’ Education and Community Engagement programs, which are at the core of the organization’s mission to engage Midwesterners, including youth, in world-class entertainment, education and cultural activities. Des Moines Performing Arts Education Manager Karoline Myers says that in addition to offering

unique opportunities for young artists to work with professionals on developing their craft, the summer theater camps offer lifelong lessons. “Alongside all of the fun that goes into creating a performance together, the kids are given opportunities that encourage creativity, problemsolving and collaboration. Those life skills are important far beyond the stage.”

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the ability to surprise and spark some thought for a long time.” Goldman adds, “The first time we got bald and blue, we knew instantly it was something very special. And it was so freeing, because it wasn’t us. Our own egos were gone.” Eager to see an end to the 1980s, they carried around a coffin and staged a “Funeral for the ’80s” in Central Park – two years before the decade ended. “We also walked around the streets or into bars; we were really interested in being a little provocative,” Goldman said. The traits of the Blue Man developed gradually. They built drums and instruments made of polyvinyl chloride – or PVC – pipes. They caught thrown objects with their mouths, and learned how to make things squirt out of their chests. Not all their experiments were successful. “We tried these hats that had tape recorders in them,” says Goldman. “They were called ‘Read Your Mind’ hats.” An acquaintance complimented them for their bravery. They continued to develop material for three years, performing in downtown clubs and event spaces. “We wanted to do work that had never been seen on stage before,” says Goldman. Their shows were fresh and funny, exhilarating and experimental, but they were uncertain how long they could continue; they often paid out more than they took in on a gig. But in 1991, they were invited to perform at La MaMa, the prestigious offoff-Broadway theater. The show created a buzz, and that summer Blue Man Group took part in Lincoln Center’s Serious Fun Festival. In the fall they moved off-Broadway to the Astor Place Theater, where they remain to this day. Two decades later, Goldman, Stanton and Wink are still tinkering with, refining, and updating the show. Each additional production, including the tour, provides an opportunity for new material. “Sometimes we just see something that we think is really cool, and we’ll try and see how we can make it theatrical,” says Stanton. 2010 © Blue Man Group

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DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS STAFF ADMINISTRATION Jeff Chelesvig President & CEO

DEVELOPMENT Todd Fogdall Director of Development

Laura Sweet Vice President & COO

Tiffany Spinner Annual Fund Manager

Bill McElrath Business Director

Brett Smith Research Specialist

Barbara Hanson Accountant

Rachel Woodhouse Donor Relations Coordinator

Chris Browning Office Manager

GUEST SERVICES Joel Cox Guest Services Manager

Julie Houghton Executive Assistant BUILDING SERVICES Earl Smith Building Services Manager Ly Ung Assistant Building Services Manager Building Services Associates: Danny Glover Francisco Hernandez Khom Mao Francisco Mora Irene Perez Hank Teav Dominick Ung

Matt Spangler Marketing Manager Summer Evans Marketing Manager Leslie Jasper Group Sales Manager Greg Votava Digital Marketing Manager PROGRAMMING & EDUCATION Eric B. Olmscheid Director of Programming & Education

House Managers: Kerry George Shirley Kleywegt * Doug Kouba Evonne Kouba Sharon Montgomery Cynde Pool * Shirley Ramirez Sandra Sapp Marion Singleton *Temple Theater House Managers

Karoline Myers Education Manager Michelle McDonald School Programs Coordinator Sarah Bannon Community Programs Coordinator

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Alan Dyer Technical Operations Manager/ Head Electrician Nicholas Romano Stage Operations Manager/ Head Carpenter Jamie L. Stepp Production Supervisor TICKET OFFICE Misty Enderson Ticket Office Database Manager Jeff Waldschmitt Ticket Office Manager Jessica Peters Ticket Office Staff Manager Laura Arenson Customer Service Team Member Margo Jones Customer Service Team Member Candace Bell Customer Service Team Member Chontel Berthelsen Group Sales Coordinator

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GUEST INFORMATION performances. Souvenir cups with lids are allowed in the Main Hall during designated performances. No other food or drink is allowed in the theater.

ASL INTERPRETATION

Des Moines Performing Arts offers American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for select performances through Deaf Services Unlimited. Visit DesMoinesPerformingArts.org to see what performance dates this service is offered.

ELEVATORS

Elevators to the second level are located in the Nollen Lobby and near the Stoner Theater.

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LATE SEATING

An ATM is located in the Ticket Office Lobby.

Late seating will be accommodated by House Staff at the earliest appropriate time. Pay attention to lobby chimes, which are sounded five minutes before the show begins, as well as after intermission.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION

The Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped, Inc. (IRIS) offers audio description services for select performances. Call (515) 246-2300 to reserve a listening device.

LISTENING DEVICES

Listening devices are available for use at no charge at the Nollen and Prairie Meadows Lobby Guest Services Counters.

BINOCULARS

Binoculars are available for rent at the Nollen and Prairie Meadows Lobby Guest Services Counters for $5.

LOST ITEMS

Lost items may be reported or claimed at the Nollen Lobby Guest Services Counter during an event. After an event, please contact our Ticket Office at (515) 2462300 or stop by Monday through Friday, 9 am. to 5 p.m. Items are kept for 30 days.

BRAILLE AND LARGE PRINT

Playbills for most Broadway productions are available in Braille at the Nollen and Prairie Meadows Lobby Guest Services Counters, compliments of the lowa Department of the Blind. Large print playbills are also generally available.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

If you have a medical need, please notify the House Staff. Medical services are provided by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines in the Prairie Meadows Lobby.

CAMERAS

The use of cameras or any type of recording devices in the Main Hall is prohibited at all times.

PRE-ORDERING DRINKS

CELL PHONES

Avoid the line at intermission by ordering your drink ahead of time. Order and pay at any open bar before the performance. Pick your drink up at the Nollen or Prairie Meadows Lobby Guest Services Counter during intermission.

Please turn your cell phone off or set it to the silent mode. Please also refrain from text messaging and using your phone as a light source during the performance. CHILDREN

Children younger than five years old are typically not permitted in the theater. At designated family-oriented productions, however, children of all ages are permitted. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age. A limited number of booster seats are available at the Nollen and Prairie Meadows Lobby Guest Services Counters.

SPECIAL SEATING NEEDS

COAT/ITEM CHECK

The use of tobacco products is not allowed in the Des Moines Civic Center or within 15 feet of any entrance.

Seating is available for all performances for a variety of accessibility requirements (including wheelchair, motorized cart, difficulty with stairs and sight impairment). Please call the Ticket Office at (515) 246-2300. TOBACCO USE

Coats and other personal items may be checked at the Nollen and Prairie Meadows Lobby Guest Services Counters during all Main Hall performances.

WHEELCHAIRS

Des Moines Performing Arts has wheelchairs available to assist guests with mobility concerns. Guest Services staff may be contacted to assist.

CONCESSIONS

Bottled water is permitted in the Main Hall during all

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