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Welcome! Oscar Wilde once said, “The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.” Welcome to our new stage... and the new life of Encore! For the past five months, the Encore team has worked tirelessly behind the curtain to create and curate our new look and feel alongside our fabulous director, Debbi Shapiro, and her amazing cast of brand ambassadors at HSP Marketing. Our goal? To become the defining voice of performing arts in Atlanta. We offer to you, the Atlanta arts patron, a cleaner, crisper, more updated, more relevant version of our previous self – one that is clearly defined and recognizable from afar, one that has a well-defined stage presence. Our insides have changed, too. No longer will we perform, editorially, in topics outside of the arts. Readers will now find photos and features focused exclusively on celebrating and chronicling the performing arts, and will enjoy arts-focused content on our newly redesigned website. Across all platforms, Encore is committed to bringing quality content to Atlanta’s arts patrons – from breaking news to backstage stories, and from season announcements to red carpet excitement. As this new Encore comes to life, we continue to be so grateful to our partners around town, without whom we couldn’t perform at all: The Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta Ballet, The Atlanta Opera, Rialto Center for the Arts and Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. So please join us as we allow our former Encore to take a bow – and help us raise the curtain on the new and improved Encore! We hope you enjoy it – and we hope you enjoy the show!

Brantley Manderson Publisher

The energy of the stage.


APEX TOURING presents

book by

music and lyrics by

ENDA WALSH

GLEN HANSARD & MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ based on the motion picture written and directed by

JOHN CARNEY starring

JACK GERHARD MARIAH LOTZ TODD AULWURM CARRIE LYN BRANDON CARLOS CASTILLO TREVOR LINDLEY CRAFT RICHARD DANIEL ELLEON DOBIAS EMILY GREGONIS CALEB HARTSFIELD JODY ALAN LEE SAM SAINT OURS JON PATRICK PENICK MARTA RYMER MATTHEW STALEY TRACY THOMAS GIANNA WINTON scenic and costume design

associate scenic design

BOB CROWLEY

EVAN ADAMSON

lighting design

sound and video design

RUSSELL A. THOMPSON

DAVID TEMBY

casting

BRIAN J. ENZMAN LAUREN L. SOBON production stage manager

KIMBERLY D’AGNESE general manager

APEX TOURING

tour press and marketing

company manager

DENISE S. TRUPE

LANDON SHAW

associate director

associate producer

SHAUN PEKNIC

BRIAN J. ENZMAN

production manager

executive producer

RUSSELL A. THOMPSON WILLIAM T. PRATHER original music supervisor and orchestrations by

MARTIN LOWE original movement by

STEVEN HOGGETT original direction and original production concept by

JOHN TIFFANY

tour direction, musical direction and original movement recreated by

J. MICHAEL ZYGO

“Once” was produced on Broadway by Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf, The Shubert Organization Robert Cole, Executive Producer in association with New York Theatre Workshop. “Once” was originally produced Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in December, 2011, Jim Nicola, Artistic Director, William Russo, Managing Director “Once” was originally developed at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in April 2011, Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, Diane Borger, Producer “Once” is produced by special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY www.mtishows.com

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JACK GERHARD

MARIAH LOTZ

TODD AULWURM

CARRIE LYN BRANDON

CARLOS CASTILLO

TREVOR LINDLEY CRAFT

RICHARD DANIEL

ELLEON DOBIAS

EMILY GREGONIS

CALEB HARTSFIELD

JODY ALAN LEE

SAM SAINT OURS

JON PATRICK PENICK

MARTA RYMER

MATTHEW STALEY

TRACY THOMAS

GIANNA WINTON


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(in alphabetical order) Bank Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TODD AULWURM Cello, Guitar Andrej . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CARLOS CASTILLO Electric Bass, Ukulele, Guitar Švec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TREVOR LINDLEY CRAFT Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Drum Set Da . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RICHARD DANIEL Mandolin Ex-Girlfriend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ELLEON DOBIAS Violin, Percussion Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JACK GERHARD Guitar Réza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

EMILY GREGONIS Violin

Emcee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALEB HARTSFIELD Guitar Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARIAH LOTZ Piano Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JON PATRICK PENICK Guitar, Percussion Eamon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MATTHEW STALEY Piano, Guitar, Cajon Baruška . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRACY THOMAS Accordion, Concertina Ivonka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GIANNA WINTON SWINGS: CARRIE LYN BRANDON, JODY ALAN LEE, SAM SAINT OURS, MARTA RYMER MUSICAL SUPERVISOR—TRACY THOMAS MOVEMENT CAPTAIN—MARTA RYMER THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION.

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies and standbys never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Guy—TREVOR LINDLEY CRAFT, MATTHEW STALEY For Girl—CARRIE LYN BRANDON, EMILY GREGONIS For Andrej—CALEB HARTSFIELD, SAM SAINT OURS For Billy—JODY ALAN LEE, SAM SAINT OURS For Da—JODY ALAN LEE, JON PATRICK PENICK

For Eamon—CALEB HARTSFIELD, SAM SAINT OURS For Emcee—JODY ALAN LEE, SAM SAINT OURS For Ex-Girlfriend—MARTA RYMER For Réza—MARTA RYMER, ELLEON DOBIAS For Švec—CALEB HARTSFIELD, SAM SAINT OURS For Bank Manager—JODY ALAN LEE For Baruška—CARRIE LYN BRANDON


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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE “Leave” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy “Falling Slowly” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy & Girl “North Strand” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “The Moon” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrej (as Ensemble) “Ej, Pada, Pada, Rosicka” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “If You Want Me” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Girl, Guy, Ensemble “Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy “Say It to Me Now” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy “Abandoned in Bandon” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bank Manager “Gold” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guy & Ensemble

INTERMISSION ACT TWO “Sleeping” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy “When Your Mind’s Made Up” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy, Girl, Ensemble “The Hill” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Girl “Drum Breakdown” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “Gold” (A cappella) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “The Moon” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “Falling Slowly” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy, Girl, Ensemble


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JACK GERHARD (Guy) is so excited to be living his dream role of Guy in Once! He is a recent graduate of Rider University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous regional credits include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI. More at jackgerhard.com MARIAH LOTZ (Girl) is thrilled to be performing a dream role in her first national tour! She recently earned her BFA from Rider University and studied acting under Gary Kingston at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Huge hugs to Avalon Artists, teachers, friends and family! Find original music at mariahlotz.com or by subscribing to her YouTube channel. TODD AULWURM (Bank Manager) is elated to finally be a part of his dream show. His favorite roles have been Dick in Dames at Sea at Theatre at the Center, Franz in Rock of Ages at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Little Theatre on the Square. Todd is a proud Chicago-based actor/ musician with a BFA from Indiana University. Love to Mom, Paul, Karen, Ginny, Marisa and Shannon. toddaulwurm.com CARRIE LYN BRANDON (Swing/ Girl and Baruška Understudy) National/International: Charlie Brown Christmas tour (Patty), AIDA Cruises (Soloist). Regional credits include Sierra Rep’s Mamma Mia (Sophie), Oregon Cabaret’s Beehive (Allison), Sharon Playhouse’s Big River (Mary Jane), Marin Theatre Company’s Anne Boleyn (Celia). Singer/ songwriter. Penn State Crew15. This

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dream show is for my supportive family and all loved ones. www.carriebrandon.com CARLOS CASTILLO (Andrej) National tour debut! Regional: Olney Theatre Center: Once, Finian’s Rainbow, Carousel; Arden: Once; Adventure Theatre: Fancy Nancy, Tinkerbell; Kennedy Center TYA: JJ’s Arcade; Imagination Stage: Wonderland- Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure. BA Acting, Rider University. ccastilloactor.com IG: @ccastillomusic TREVOR LINDLEY CRAFT (Švec/ Understudy Guy) Credits include Švec/understudy Guy in Once (Fulton Theatre, Virginia Repertory Theatre); Stanley in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Young Charlie in Da (Virginia Repertory Theatre); Roland in Constellations (TheatreLAB); and Sonny in Xanadu (Live Arts). Original music on Spotify and iTunes under the name El Trevir. IG: @craft.trevor RICHARD DANIEL (Da) is from Nashville. Regional credits include Ben Franklin in 1776 (Cortland Rep), Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd (Springer Opera House), Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Studio Tenn), and Burl/Stanley in Smoke on the Mountain (Ryman Auditorium, Cumberland County Playhouse, many others). ELLEON DOBIAS (Ex Girlfriend/ Réza Understudy) In addition to acting and music-making, Elleon enjoys writing, hiking, tall trees, and toast. Originally from Colorado, Elleon is grateful to share Once with audiences across the states. She would like to thank her dear family, friends, mentors, and green snap


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peas for sustaining her, always. (@elleondobias) EMILY GREGONIS (Réza/Girl Understudy) is thrilled to be a part of the Once national tour. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College’s Musical Theatre program. Favorite roles include Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cardona in Titanic and Vera in She Kills Monsters. She is forever thankful for her loving parents. CALEB HARTSFIELD (Emcee/ Understudy Eamon/Švec/Andrej) is very excited to join the cast of Once for his first national tour. He previously performed in Once at the Fulton Theatre in 2019. He is also a recent graduate of the Pace University 2019 musical theatre class. Caleb’s musical and other projects can be found on CalebHartsfield. com. Much love to his parents, Caitlin and Nat. JODY ALAN LEE (Swing: Billy/Da/ Bank Manager/Emcee) is an actor/ musician currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Past credits include Brother Jay in Million Dollar Quartet with Prather Touring, Kipps in The Woman In Black, and Bill Starbuck in The Rainmaker. He would like to thank his mother and father for being his biggest fans and Amanda Jo for everything she does. LYSVM! SAM SAINT OURS (Swing: Billy/ Švec/Andrej/Eamon/Emcee) Off Broadway: Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Rock Adventure (Atlantic Theater Company); Regional: The Lion in Winter and Billy Bishop Goes to War (Cape May Stage); Once

(John W. Engeman Theater) and Oil (Olney Theatre Center). All thanks to my ever-growing family, our mother earth, and America’s public educators. Go Dukes! SamSaintOurs.com IG: @samsaintours JON PATRICK PENICK (Billy/Da Understudy) Forever thankful to be a part of this production. When not acting, Jon is a singer/songwriter. Please check out his new album “All That We Send” available on all streaming services. Special thanks to Zygo and all my love to Steve, Bobette and Traci. JonPatrickPenik.bandcamp.com MARTA RYMER (Swing: Réza & Ex- Girlfriend/Movement Captain) A Boston native with preparatory violin training at Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory. Marta is a graduate of AMDA. Recent appearances include Once (SpeakEasy Stage), West Side Story (Fiddlehead Theatre), and A Tale of Two Cities (York Theatre). Gratitude to everyone at APEX and so much love to Ben, Mom, Tony, and the fam! www.martarymer.com MATTHEW STALEY (Eamon/Guy Understudy) is thrilled to be joining his first national tour with Once! Previous credits: Man of LaMancha (Princeton Festival), Smoke on the Mountain (La Comedia), Blitz/ Soul of the City (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line), Time Step (Stage Door Theater). Rider University: BFA. TRACY THOMAS (Baruška/ Musical Supervisor) Professor of Musical Theatre Voice (University of Memphis). Tours: The Sound


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of Music (Mother Abbess/Elsa understudy international), Fiddler on the Roof (Associate Musical Director, national). Regional: Once (Baruška), Next to Normal (Diana), numerous additional musical theatre/opera/oratorio roles. Former Presidential soloist, USCG. Debuts: Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall. Indiana University, University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music proud! Miluji te, Nathan, University of Memphis, Prather! GIANNA WINTON (Ivonka) is an overjoyed seven year old who is making her debut with APEX Touring in this role. Gianna’s other credits include LuLu in the National Broadway tour of Waitress, modeling, competition cheerleading and commercials. Gianna would like to thank God, Mommy, Daddy and her family for all their love and support. IG Gianna_Winton ENDA WALSH (Playwright) is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and director. His recent work includes the play Arlington and the opera The Second Violinist which both premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in 2016 and 2017 respectively. He also worked on the new musical, Lazarus, with David Bowie, which opened at New York Theatre Workshop in December 2015. His work has been translated into many languages and has been performed internationally since 1996. In 2014 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Galway University. Enda is currently adapting and directing Max Porter’s Grief is the Thing with Feathers for Complicite.

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GLEN HANSARD (Music and Lyrics) is an award-winning musician with a host of real-life songs and lilting vocals that reflect a passion for his diverse influences. Film: The Commitments and Once. Albums: Didn’t He Ramble, Rhythm and Repose, Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award for Best Original Song, ‘Falling Slowly’; Olivier award for Outstanding Musical Contribution), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo and Another Love Song. Glen is currently touring the world supporting his latest solo album release Between Two Shores. MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ (Music and Lyrics) is an Academy Award winning musician and actor born in the Czech Republic. Film: Once and Milluji tě Modře. Albums: Muna, Anar, The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award for Best Original Song, ‘Falling Slowly’, Olivier award for Outstanding Musical Contribution), Strict Joy. Markéta is currently writing songs for her third solo album alongside various other musical projects for stage and screen. JOHN CARNEY (Writer and Director of the Film, Once) is a Dublin-based writer-director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band The Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his


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latest production, Can a Song Save Your Life?, heading into production in NYC. Other upcoming projects include Dogs of Babel for David Heyman and Nathan Kahane starring Steve Carell and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. JOHN TIFFANY (Original Direction and Original Production Concept) won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his work on Once. Recent work: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Tony and Olivier Awards, Best Director. West End, Broadway and International); The Glass Menagerie (Broadway and A.R.T.); The Ambassador (BAM); Pinocchio (National Theatre); Let the Right One In (also West End, Royal Court and St. Ann’s Warehouse); Macbeth (also Broadway); Enquirer; The Missing; Peter Pan; The House of Bernarda Alba; The Bacchae; Black Watch (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director); Elizabeth Gordon Quinn; Home: Glasgow (all National Theatre of Scotland). As Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre, productions include The End of History, Road, The Twits, Hope and The Pass. Education: University of Glasgow (M.A. in Theatre and Classics). John was founding Associate Director at the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005–2012 and a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University from 2010–2011. STEVEN HOGGETT (Original Movement) For Once, Steven won the Obie, Lortel and Calloway awards. Broadway: The Glass Menagerie (also A.R.T.), American

Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award). West End: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. International: Rocky the Musical (Stage Entertainments), Rigoletto (Met Opera), The Full Monty (Sheffield), Let the Right One In, Black Watch (Olivier Award, Best Choreographer, National Theatre of Scotland), The Light Princess (Royal National Theatre), What’s It All About (NYTW), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello (TMA Award, Best Director, Frantic Assembly, founding Artistic Director). MARTIN LOWE (Orchestrations and Additional Material) was awarded Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Obie awards for his work on Once. Theater: Once (NYTW); Jedermann (Salzburg Festival); The Light Princess; War Horse; Caroline, or Change; Jerry Springer: The Opera; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Nation (National Theatre); An Appointment with the Wicker Man; The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland/ Improbable); Mamma Mia! (London, Tokyo, Seoul, international tour, Stockholm, Shanghai); The Full Monty; Once on This Island; Cats; Les Misérables (West End). Recordings: Once, Mamma Mia! (original London cast and movie soundtrack), Jerry Springer: The Opera. Martin was musical director for Mamma Mia! the movie (Universal). J. MICHAEL ZYGO (Tour Director, Music Director, Restaging of Original Movement) is honored and thrilled to be recreating this Tony Award winning production. As an original Broadway and OffBroadway cast member, he feels a


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special attachment to the incredible work realized by the original cast and creative team. Recent credits include Director of Once at Pittsburgh CLO, Music Director / Associate Choreographer of Once at The Fulton Theatre / Virginia Repertory Theatre. Original cast member/musician of Tony Award winning Once on Broadway and featured on the Grammy Award winning cast album. Other acting credits include Broadway: School Of Rock; Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW); Tours: Rock Of Ages – 1st National, The Wedding Singer, Bridges of Madison County – 1st National, Annie – 30th Anniversary and Oklahoma! – 1st National. Film/TV: Rock Of Ages, Unforgettable, Tony Awards 2012, 2013. For Jill & Maizy. SHAUN PEKNIC (Associate Director) is a theatre director with a focus on developing new works. He was the Associate/Resident Director for Once the Musical (Broadway, National Tours, West End, etc.) Shaun has served as the 2015 Lee Strasberg Institute Directing Fellow, Artistic Associate with Musical Theatre Factory, and as Producing Artistic Director for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Select directing credits: Sweet Water (Stargate/Manhattan Theatre Club); Bigmouth Strikes Again (Joe’s Pub); The Church of the Alien Love Child Presents the Passion of Reverend Yolanda (BricLab); Nasha America (C.C.M.); Fool for Love (ItSelf Festival, Warsaw Poland); The Demise (NYMF); The Birds/The Receptionist (Cortland Repertory Theatre); I’m A Lot Like You (Salty Brine’s Living Record Collection); A Snowfall in Berlin (Nylon Fusion

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Theatre Company); Must Be The Music (ArsNova); A Streetcar Named Desire (New York University). Shaun is a member of SDC, an alumnus of NYU and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. www.shaunpeknic.com BOB CROWLEY (Scenic and Costume Design) Theater includes The History Boys (National Theatre; Broadway, Tony Award); Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets (RSC, Olivier Award); Don Carlos (Met); Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet); La Traviata (ROH); Alice in Wonderland (ROH, Canada). Broadway: The Coast of Utopia (Tony), Carousel (Tony), Disney’s Aida (Tony), Tarzan, Mary Poppins (Tony), The Year of Magical Thinking. Crowley won a Tony Award for his work on Once. Recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design. EVAN ADAMSON (Set Coordinator) Previous productions of Once: Japan, Korea, Toronto, 1st National Tour. Evan is a New York City–based scenery designer for theatre and live entertainment. His experience has spanned a wide range of endeavors, from the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City, to the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square to the Emmy nominated Opening Ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Russia. He has contributed to 15 Broadway productions, as an Associate Set Designer, more than half of which were nominated for, or won the Tony Award for Best Set Design. Additionally, he has designed over 100 productions


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regionally in the United States, and he has worked extensively abroad in both Europe and Asia. Evan is a proud member of United Scenic Artists - Local 829. In 2019, his design of A Christmas Carol won the Big Easy Award for Best Set Design in New Orleans, and his design of Mamma Mia! won the Broadway World Award for Best Set Design in Southwest Florida. BRIAN ENZMAN (Associate Producer/Casting) 32 years with the Prather company (APEX/Prather Touring/ Dutch Apple- Lancaster, PA and Broadway Palm- Ft Myers, FL). He has been involved in over 200 productions from the first show at the Dutch Apple in 1987 (A Chorus Line) to the 2018 national tour of Cabaret. As resident director, credits include Phantom, Les Miserables, The Civil War, Jekyll and Hyde, The Drowsy Chaperone, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Cabaret, Gypsy, Mame, The King and I, Damn Yankees, The Music Man and Annie to name a few. Graduate of Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. LAUREN L. SOBON (Artistic Producer/Casting) has been with Prather Productions for over 29 years and has either produced, directed, choreographed, cast or performed in over 100 productions for the company. Recent credits include serving as the Associate Producer/Casting Director for the recent national tour of Pippin and Director/Casting for the 2016 national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Other national tours: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Fiddler On The Roof, Gypsy, Annie Get

Your Gun. Regional: A Wonderful Life, Shrek, Honky Tonk Angels, A Christmas Carol, How To Succeed… and The Sound of Music. DAVID TEMBY (Sound and Video Design) is proud to design once again for APEX Touring. In addition to providing designs and management for high profile events and installations around the world, Mr. Temby is the Chief Operating Officer for Clearwing Productions. And, when not managing hundreds of employees, events, and production design responsibilities, his antics are lovingly tolerated by his awe-inspiring wife, Gretchen, his son, Truman, and his loyal sidekick, Gunther. More information about Mr. Temby and his credits can be found at clearwing.com. KIMBERLY D’AGNESE (Production Stage Manager) A New Englandbased stage manager and graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Theatre & Dance and MEd in Theatre Education. National Tour: A Christmas Carol (Perseverance Productions). Regional: On Golden Pond, Moon Over Buffalo, Avenue Q (Winnipesaukee Playhouse); Rock of Ages, Spring Awakening, The Rocky Horror Show, Xanadu, A New Brain, In The Heights (Seacoast Repertory Theatre); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Threshold Stage Company); A Christmas Carol (Prescott Park Arts Festival); and She Loves Me (Hackmatack Playhouse). LANDON SHAW (Company Manager) is ecstatic to be joining the Prather Family once again as the Company Manager for the


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national tour of Once. Notable Company Manager credits include; Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Million Dollar Quartet, Cape Playhouse (91st Season), Spring Awakening, Joseph and the Amazing… and several national tours of A Christmas Carol. Landon has been lucky enough to work professionally in the performing arts industry for over 25 years in a career that has taken him all over the country. Over those years, he has worn many “hats” including; actor, director, producer, artistic director, company manager, general manager, stage manager, playwright, educator and designer. He wishes to thank Will, Russell, Brian, and APEX Touring for this opportunity. Special shout out to Coley and Emma, I love you both VERY much! Please visit www.MichaelJFox.org to learn more about Parkinson’s research.

joining Prather Productions, Russell lived in New York where his credits ranged from Club MTV to Manhattan School of Music.

RUSSELL A THOMPSON (Production Manager/Lighting Designer) Designs include the international and national tour of The Wizard of Oz, national tours of Pippin, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hair, Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up, Footloose, The Wedding Singer and Beehive the 60’s Musical, the world premiere of Around the World in 80 Days and the regional premiere of The Civil War. Prather Productions designs include Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Rent, 9 to 5, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jekyll & Hyde, Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom, Swing, Ragtime, Peter Pan, Buddy, Legally Blonde and Cats. His designs for West Side Story, Aida and Miss Saigon have earned him three awards. Prior to

PRATHER TOURING (General Management) Past national tours include Footloose, The Wedding Singer, BLAST, Fiddler on the Roof, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, the Tony Award winning musical, Cabaret and the international tour of The Wizard of Oz. William T. Prather is the Executive Producer of Prather Touring and is a second-generation theatre producer following in the footsteps of his parents, Tom and Debbie Prather who produced live theatre for over 50 years. He is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and returned to the family business in 1993 after spending a couple of years in the corporate world. As Executive Producer of Prather

MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists, and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials, and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries wordwide. MTI maintains its global headquarters in New York City with additional offices in London (MTI Europe) and Melbourne (MTI Australasia).


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Productions, he produces more than 32 shows each year in their regional theatres in Pennsylvania and Florida. APEX TOURING (Producer) Highlighting their fourth national tour season with the 2019-2020 tours of Once and Finding Neverland, 2019 international tour of Wizard of Oz, 2019 US tour of The Wizard of Oz, the 2018 tour of Cabaret and 2017 tour of Pippin. APEX has been created to serve the ever expanding need for high quality, Broadway caliber touring productions around the world. Relying on the steady producing skills of its affiliates, APEX looks forward to many years of producing Broadway’s brightest new shows.

MUSIC CREDITS “On Raglan Road” by Patrick Kavanagh is performed by kind permission of the Trustees of the Estate of the late Katherine B. Kavanagh, through the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency. “Gold” composed by Fergus O’Farrell, published by Yell Music Ltd. “Abandoned in Bandon” composed by Martin Lowe, Andy Taylor and Enda Walsh. Original cast album now available on Sony Masterworks

C.F. Martin and Company is the Official Guitar of Once Touring, LLC.


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STAFF FOR ONCE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WILLIAM T. PRATHER GENERAL MANAGEMENT APEX TOURING PRODUCTION MANAGER RUSSELL A. THOMPSON CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER RACHELLE WINESETT VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING DENISE S. TRUPE CASTING BRIAN J. ENZMAN LAUREN L. SOBON COMPANY MANAGER LANDON SHAW PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER KIMBERLY D’AGNESE BOOKING COMPANY COLUMBIA ARTISTS GARY MCAVEY

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