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THE RICHARD B. FISHER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT BARD COLLEGE 2008–2009 SEASON

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York http://fishercenter.bard.edu


the richard b. fisher center for the performing arts at bard college chair Jeanne Donovan Fisher president Leon Botstein executive director Tambra Dillon

Presents

Of Thee I Sing Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind

directed and choreographed by Will Pomerantz conducted James Bagwell set design by Louisa Thompson costume design by Carol Bailey lighting design Justin Townsend sound design by Amy Altadonna assistant music director James Bassi assistant conductor and chorus master Sharon Bjorndal casting by Charles Rosen Casting, Inc.

theater two August 1, 6, 7 at 8 pm August 2, 9, 10 at 3 pm August 3 at 7 pm August 6 at 2 pm August 8 at 5 pm Of Thee I Sing is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.


cast louis lippman francis x. gilhooley matthew arnold fulton senator robert e. lyons senator carver jones alexander throttlebottom john p. wintergreen sam jenkins diana deveraux mary turner miss benson the french ambassador chief justice

Brian Russell* Doug Shapiro* Rich Silverstein* Tom Treadwell* John Deyle* Andy Gale* John Bolton* Chad Harlow* Amanda Flynn* Amy Justman* Gretchen Bieber* Marcus DeLoach* Michael Dantuono*

ensemble Lauren Lukacek, Natalie Reder, Jennifer Sheehan, Danny Visconti, Mitchell Walker, Don Whitmore, Christopher Williams, Nikol Wolf* (dance captain) musicians flute / piccolo alto sax / clarinet alto sax / clarinet / bass clarinet trumpet trombone violin i violin ii viola cello bass percussion piano

Sato Moughalian Mort Silver Les Stall Stu Sataloff Keith Green Roy Lewis TK David Fallo TK Jeffrey Levine Glenn Rhian James Bassi

stage manager assistant stage manager rehearsal accompanist diction coach assistant set designer assistant lighting designer

Kate Hefel* Annette Verga-Lagier* Nino Sanikidze Kathryn LaBouff Caleb Levengood Adrianna Desier Durantt


assistant costume designer sets lights props

Sarah Cubbage Tom Carroll Scenery Rentals from PRG Scott Brodsky

*Appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

scenes act i Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3 Scene 4 Scene 5 Scene 6 Scene 7

Prologue/The campaign parade The hotel room of the National Committee The boardwalk in Atlantic City A hotel suite in Atlantic City In front of Madison Square Garden Inside Madison Square Garden The Capitol steps

act ii Scene 1 The White House Scene 2 A corridor Scene 3 The Senate Scene 4 Another corridor Scene 5 The White House ballroom

musical numbers act i Wintergreen For President Who Is The Lucky Girl To Be/ Because Because

Ensemble

Diana, the Contestants, and the Photographers

Who Is The Lucky Girl To Be Reprise

Diana, the Contestants, and the Committee

Finaletto

Fulton, Gilhooley, Lippman, Judges, Committee, Wintergreen, Diana, and Ensemble

Love Is Sweeping The Country

Jenkins, Benson, and Ensemble


Of Thee I Sing

Mary, Wintergreen, and Ensemble

Wintergreen for President Reprise

Ensemble

Finale Act I

Supreme Court Justices, Wintergreen, Mary, Diana, Chief Justice, and

Ensemble

act ii Good Morning, Hello

Ensemble

Who Cares?

Wintergreen, Mary, Reporters

The Illegitimate Daughter

The French Ambassador, French Soldiers, Diana, Mary, Wintergreen, Fulton, Lyons, Gilhooley, and Ensemble

The Senator From Minnesota

Throttlebottom, Senators, and Ensemble

The Senate Debate

The French Ambassador, French Soldiers, Fulton, Wintergreen, and Throttlebottom

Jilted

Diana, Ensemble

Posterity Is Just Around The Corner

Wintergreen, Mary, Ensemble, and the Committee

Trumpeter Blow Your Golden Horn

Ensemble, the Doctor, the Supreme Court Justices, Lippman, Gilhooley, Jones, and Lyons

Finale Ultimo (“Whereas…”)

Chief Justice, Judges, French Ambassador, Diana, and Ensemble

Running time is approximately 2 hours including one intermission. The use of recording equipment or the taking of photographs during the performance is strictly prohibited


who’s who george gershwin and ira gershwin Essentially self-taught, George Gershwin (1898–1937) was a sensitive songwriter and gifted melodist who did much to create syntheses between the jazz and classical traditions. He began to compose popular songs as a teenager. He became famous in 1924 with Rhapsody in Blue, which he wrote as a concerto for piano and Paul Whiteman’s jazz band. Its success allowed him to devote increasing energy to composing what he considered more ambitious works, including the Piano Concerto in F (1925) and the tone poem An American in Paris (1928). But he continued composing for the musical theater, and some of his most successful musicals (Lady, be Good!, 1924; Oh, Kay!, 1926; Strike Up the Band, 1927; Funny Face, 1927; Girl Crazy, 1930) date from this period; for most of these works, the lyrics were written by his brother Ira. Gershwin’s now celebrated American folk opera Porgy and Bess (written in 1934–35), which draws on African American idioms, was only a limited success on Broadway. He went to Hollywood in 1936 to write songs for films. The following year, while working on the score of The Goldwyn Follies, he collapsed and died from a brain tumor. He was not quite 39 years old. With his brother George, the lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896–1983) created some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century, including more than a dozen Broadway shows and the opera Porgy and Bess. Ira’s creative role in the duo’s success is often overlooked; however, his mastery of songwriting continued after George’s early death, and he went on to write more hit songs with composers Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and Harold Arlen.

george s. kaufman George S. Kaufman (1889–1961) was the most successful playwright in the American theater during Broadway’s “Golden Years” between the two World Wars. He wrote 45 sharply funny and satirical Broadway plays, the majority of which were successes. He was also a talented and precise director, and he worked with most of the major theatrical talents of his era. Renowned as a humorist and wit, he was a charter member of the Algonquin Round Table. Kaufman won two Pulitzer Prizes for drama, including the first Pulitzer ever awarded to a musical. morrie ryskind Morrie Ryskind (1895–1985) was a writer, lyricist, and director of theatrical productions and films as well as a columnist for the Los Angeles Herald


Examiner. He collaborated with George S. Kaufman on several Broadway hits, and he wrote or cowrote several of the Marx Brothers’ productions, including the script and lyrics for the Broadway musical Animal Crackers (1929) and the scripts for the film versions of Cocoanuts (1929), Animal Crackers (1930), and A Night At the Opera (1935). He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for drama for the Broadway production Of Thee I Sing in 1933, and he was a two-time Oscar nominee, for his part in writing My Man Godfrey (1936) and Stage Door (1937).

will pomerantz Director and Choreographer Will Pomerantz has directed and developed plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons, Public Theatre, Hartford Stage, New York Theater Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theater, Signature Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Studio Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Culture Project, and Epic Theater Ensemble, among other venues. He has directed world premieres by John Guare, David Auburn, David Lindsay-Abaire, Stephen Belber, Noah Haidle, Sung Rno, and Carey Perloff. He has been the Boris Sagal Fellow in Directing for Williamstown Theatre Festival and staff repertory director for The Acting Company, and he is an alumnus of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, a member of Ensemble Studio Theater, and director in residence for Culture Project. He is the first American director ever invited to direct for the National Theater of Poland. He has been a guest artist for The Juilliard School (five seasons) and is currently associate director of artistic development for Epic Theatre Ensemble. His productions have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including the Helen Hayes and Lucille Lortel Awards, as well as the Drama Desk award. james bagwell Conductor James Bagwell maintains an active schedule across the United States and abroad as a conductor of operatic, orchestral, and choral literature. He is making his fourth appearance as conductor for Bard SummerScape. He recently completed his 10th season as music director of Light Opera Oklahoma conducting new productions of Candide and Into the Woods. He has guest conducted a number of orchestras including the Jerusalem Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. His choruses have appeared with many major nation and international orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, and American Symphony Orchestra. This summer he will prepare the Concert Chorale of New York for performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Maestro Bagwell is music director for the Dessoff Choirs in New York and the Cincinnati May Festival Youth Chorus, and he serves as chorus master


for the Bard Music Festival. He is associate professor of music at Bard College and serves as the director of the Music Program.

louisa thompson Set Design Louisa Thompson’s credits include the set for the critically acclaimed OffBroadway production of [sic] (Obie and Hewes awards) at Soho Repertory Theatre. Her other Off-Broadway credits include Manic Flight Reaction (Playwrights Horizons); Fat Pig and The Distance from Here (MCC Theatre, Geffen Playhouse); 21 Dog Years at Amazon.Com (Play All Day Productions); and The Roaring Girl (The Foundry Theatre Company). Her other New York credits include GATZ (Elevator Repair Service); Suitcase, Molly’s Dream, and The Year of the Baby (Soho Repertory Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (SALT Theatre); Tulpa (Target Margin Theatre); Max and Ruby, Walk Two Moons, First in Flight, Just So Stories (TheatreworksUSA); People are Wrong and 131 (P.S. 122); and Arabian Night, Tex Arcana Waltz, and No. 11 Blue and White (The Play Company). Her regional work includes set designs at the McCarter Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, La Jolla Playhouse, The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, Geva Theatre, Triad Stage, Empty Space Theatre, Yale Rep, The Juilliard School, and at Bard College, in a production of Federico García Lorca’s play Once Five Years Pass, directed by Robert Castro. Thompson has a B.F.A. degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. She is currently an associate professor at Hunter College. carol bailey Costume Designer Carol Bailey previously collaborated with Will Pomerantz on Great Expectations, Wave, and Landscape of the Body. She designed A Diary of One Who Vanished for SummerScape 2003. She was commissioned to design the scenery and costumes for the U.S. premiere of Faustus the Last Night at the Spoleto USA Festival 2007 and the world premiere of Kafka’s Trial for the Royal Danish Opera. She has designed costumes and scenery for New York City Opera; Glimmerglass Opera; Opera Zuid, Maastricht, Netherlands; San Francisco Opera Center; Pittsburgh Opera; Skylight Opera Theater; Wolf Trap Opera; Long Beach Opera; Gotham Opera; Juilliard; Joyce Theater; Muffathalle in Munich (with Meredith Monk); Alvin Ailey Theatre (with Johannes Wieland); Lincoln Center Festival; Staats Theater Kassel; and L’Opéra Français de New York. She was the recipient of the TCG/NEA Design Fellowship in 2000, and she exhibited in the World Stage Design 2005 Competition. She has two M.F.A. degrees: one in design, from New York University; and one in sculpture, from the University of Pennsylvania. Upcoming projects include La Trajedie de Carmen, at the Chicago Opera


Theatre, and Kurt Weil’s Marie Galante at Florence Gould Hall for L’Opéra Français de New York. During the spring semester at Bard College earlier this year, Bailey taught a course titled Visual Imagination for the Modern Stage.

justin townsend Lighting Design Justin Townsend’s New York work includes Opus (Primary Stages), Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Eve Ensler’s The Treatment (Culture Project), Drums of the Waves of the Horikawa (Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf), Beauty on the Vine and Palace of the End (Epic Theatre), and Women Dreamt Horses (P.S. 122). His regional work includes productions at ART in Cambridge (Elliot Norton Award for The Onion Cellar), Baltimore Center Stage, Hartford Stage, Portland Center Stage, Arden Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre (Ovation nominee, Apollo), Intiman, Playmakers Rep, Boston Court, and Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He is a member of the Obie award–winning Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of TENT. gretchen bieber Miss Benson Gretchen Bieber recently completed a three-year run in the Broadway company of Hairspray, understudying and performing two roles: Amber, and Velma Von Tussle. Some of her favorite roles in regional productions include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Sharpay Evans in High School Musical, Tintinabula in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cha Cha in Grease, Ronnie Boylan in Annie, and Liza in Peter Pan. john bolton John P. Wintergreen John Bolton just completed a run in Broadway’s Curtains, playing Daryl Grady, the villainous drama critic, for over 500 performances. He also played David Hyde Pierce’s role during Pierce’s vacation. His other Broadway credits include roles in the original casts of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Contact, and Titanic (all three of which won the Tony Award for best musical) and featured roles in the hit revivals of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (often starring as Finch, opposite Sarah Jessica Parker) and Damn Yankees. Off Broadway he starred in Five Course Love and It’s Only Life, and he spent several seasons with the Riverside Shakespeare Company. He appeared in the all-star New York concerts of Busker Alley (with Glenn Close and Jim Dale), Chess (with Josh Groban), Funny Girl (with Whoopi Goldberg) and the Grammy-nominated Dreamgirls. With Project Shaw, he has had leading roles in Geneva and The Devil’s Disciple. He toured nationally with Jerry Lewis in Damn Yankees and Nell Carter in Annie. He has played Will in Oklahoma! across the United States and Europe. He originated the role of Hilario Gomez in Frank Loesser’s Senor


Discretion at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and Bill Truitt in The Opposite of Sex at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre. His films include The Savages and Eleven. On television he has appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Ed, All My Children (recurring), As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Great Performances, and the Late Show with David Letterman.

michael dantuono Chief Justice Michale Dantuono has appeared on Broadway in Caesar and Cleopatra (starring Rex Harrison), Can-Can, Zorba (starring Anthony Quinn), The Three Musketeers, 42nd Street, and the 42nd Street revival. He has toured extensively through 120 cities in the United States, Japan, and Europe. marcus deloach The French Ambassador Baritone Marcus DeLoach, a native of Andover, Massachusetts, has been on the roster of New York City Opera for six seasons, performing such roles as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Satyr/Citheron in Mark Morris’s Platée, Slim in Of Mice and Men, and Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims. He has also performed the title role of Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking at Opera Ireland, Schaunard in La bohème at Seattle Opera, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos at Des Moines Metro Opera, Nilakantha in Lakmé with Tulsa Opera, Ping in Turandot with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Kalamazoo Symphony, and the Narrator in Paul Bunyan at Central City Opera, and he sang for five seasons at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. In concert he has appeared numerous times with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Marilyn Horne Foundation, and in 1997 he was unanimously voted first-place winner of the inaugural Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. DeLoach has performed lead vocals on tour with the rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra in their rock opera Christmas Eve and Other Stories at Madison Square Garden and the Fleet Center, among other venues. He recently premiered his first opera libretto, The Train Ride, with music by composer Jeff Grace, at American Opera Projects in New York City. DeLoach is on the faculty of Ramapo College of New Jersey. john deyle Senator Carver Jones John Deyle’s Broadway roles include Senator Fipp in Urinetown; Bert Healy in Annie; Mr. Ernest in Pal Joey; Sir Bliant in Camelot (with Richard Burton and Richard Harris); and Principal Clarke in Footloose. He played the role of Bert Bratt in the national tour of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His Off-Broadway roles include Frankie Cavalier in Pageant and Hucklebee in


The Fantasticks. Regionally he has appeared at the Long Wharf, Huntington Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Artpark, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage, and Berkshire Theatre Festival. His film and television work includes One True Thing, Before and After, Wall Street, Law & Order, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien (Mr. Science), and he is a veteran of more than 100 commercials.

amanda flynn Diana Deveraux Amanda Flynn was an original member of the Los Angeles company of Wicked, as a Glinda understudy. She also understudied and performed the role of Sophie with the Las Vegas company of Mamma Mia. Regionally she has been seen as Urleen in Footloose at the Carousel Dinner Theatre, as Betty Blake in Will Rogers Follies at the Stage Door Theatre, in Ragtime at the Fulton Opera House, and in A Christmas Carol at the McCarter Theatre. She also understudied and performed the role of Laurey on the national tour of Oklahoma. andy gale Alexander Throttlebottom Andy Gale comes to SummerScape 2008 having just finished playing Mordcha the Innkeeper in the Ogunquit Playhouse’s 2008 production of Fiddler on the Roof, starring Eddie Mekka and Sally Struthers. His previous Fiddler credits include Mendel, with Kurt Kasznar and Theodore Bikel, and Motel, with Jack Gilford. He also appeared with Gilford in The Student Prince and in the Broadway revival of The World of Sholem Aleichem. Gale’s other Broadway credits include Robert the Butler in Jane Eyre, the Bearded Lady in Side Show (also on the original cast album) and Rags (original cast album), starring Teresa Stratas. He played Feuilly in the first national company of Les Miserables, the Fakir in the national tour of The Secret Garden, and Gus/Growltiger in Cats. As director, Gale’s critically acclaimed productions of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change have been seen in Bethesda, Maryland; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Melbourne, Australia. His current directorial projects include the plays Last Will and Testament (written by Jennifer Houlton), Merton of the Movies (adapted, from Harry Leon Wilson’s novel, by Gary William Friedman and Dan Ellentuck) and Lost and Found (written by Darren Adams). Gale recently directed Jennifer Naimo’s sold-out New York cabaret, and he has one-woman shows in the works for Cindy Marchionda, Hope Harris, and Olga Merediz. He is also a highly regarded teacher and coach in the Broadway community, and he has been an adjunct professor of acting at Barnard and Vassar. He was art and film critic for the Sacramento Bee. Gale is a graduate of Antioch College.


chad harlow Sam Jenkins Chad Harlow’s national touring credits include Show Boat (as Frank Schultz), The Music Man (Oliver Hix), Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Prince, Lionel understudy), and the U.S. and Japan tours of 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor). His regional appearances include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Ordway, St. Paul, and Wang Center, Boston), Singin’ in the Rain (Goodspeed), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy understudy, dance captain and cochoreographer, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia), Crazy for You (as Bobby Child, at Wohlfahrt Haus, Wytheville, Virginia), Joseph (Simeon, at the Fireside Theatre), 42nd Street (Billy understudy, at Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, Virginia) and Damn Yankees (Mickey, Mambo Dancer, at Broward Stage Door). His New York appearances include the role of Private Partz in the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The Brain From Planet X and the role of Dream Mitch in the Gallery Players production of Yank! In the York Theatre’s production of the latter, he performed the role of India. On television, Harlow has been seen “putting it on” for Burlington Coat Factory, and he recently finished dancing the tarantella for the upcoming film When in Rome. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, where he completed a double major in musical theater and dance. amy justman Mary Turner Amy Justman was a soloist in the 2006 Bard Music Festival; she also soloed in Carmina Burana and Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli at the Fisher Center in 2005. She made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award–winning revival of Company, playing the role of Susan as well as the piano and percussion. She can be heard on the cast recording, and she performed on the PBS Great Performances DVD. She also recently performed in the company of Show Boat at Carnegie Hall. Her European credits include Myths and Hymns at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Unsung Weill at the Kurt Weill Fest in Dessau, Germany, as part of her first prize in the 2004 Lotte Lenya Competition. Regional roles include Anne (understudy/Mrs. Nordstrom) in A Little Night Music (Centerstage), Young Heidi in Follies (Maine State Music Theatre), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Forestburgh Playhouse), and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Light Opera Oklahoma). She has been a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall and can also be heard on two recent albums from composer Larry Gelb, I’ll Remember Love and Songs for Pickles. Justman has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.M. from Manhattan School of Music. She is a native of Port Jefferson, New York.


lauren lukacek Ensemble Lauren Lukacek is making her New York stage debut in the 2008 SummerScape production Of Thee I Sing. Her favorite credits include the role of Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, Eleanor Roosevelt in First Lady Suite, and a role in a production of Hair in Naples, Florida, earlier this summer. She is currently studying at the Boston Conservatory, and expects to graduate with a B.F.A. degree in musical theater in 2009. natalie reder Ensemble Natalie Reder recently graduated from the Musical Theater Program at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she played Ruth in Wonderful Town and Mrs. Mister in The Cradle Will Rock, and also appeared in The Full Monty, The Robber Bridegroom, The Pirates of Penzance, and Floyd Collins. Her roles have included Julie Jordan in Carousel, Maria in West Side Story, Maggie in A Chorus Line, Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel and Serena Katz in Fame. She appeared with the Cincinnati Pops in their 2005 Christmas concert and on the PBS program Take Me to the River, a musical celebration of the nation’s waterways. brian russell Louis Lippman Brian Russell has appeared on Broadway in The Farnsworth Invention and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. He had roles in the national tours of On Golden Pond, The Graduate, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. His other New York work includes The Importance Of Marrying Wells, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Heating and Cooling. Regionally he has appeared in Chesapeake, Lost In Yonkers, Christmas Carol, The Sunshine Boys, Inspecting Carol, The Cocoanuts, and The White Devil, among others. His film and television work includes Tenderness, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, and Law & Order. Russell earned an M.F.A. degree at the Academy for Classical Acting, the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C. doug shapiro Francis X. Gilhooley Doug Shapiro’s recent roles include Chitterlow in Half a Sixpence (Musicals Tonight), Oscar Wilde in Oscar the Musical and Radio Announcer in Yank! (both with the York Theatre Company), and Dr. Ian Lieb in Love! That FourLetter Word (Algonquin Theater). He has voiced several characters for both the cast album and stage production of Finding Nemo: The Musical for Disney. jennifer sheehan Ensemble Jennifer Sheehan, a 2007 Juilliard graduate, was honored in 2006 by the Mabel Mercer Foundation with the Julie Wilson Award for her interpretation of the Great American Songbook. She has performed her solo cabaret shows in venues from New York to Los Angeles. This past Christmas, she was one of six


singer-dancers to appear in the 75th anniversary production of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular. Last May, she joined Andrea Marcovicci, Klea Blackhurst, and Bryan Byers in a musical tribute to lyricist Leo Robin, as part of the 92nd Street Y Lyrics and Lyricists Series. She also continues to perform as a special guest of the Boston Musical Theater in concerts at the Mahaiwe in the Berkshires and at the National Heritage Museum in Boston. Sheehan’s favorite Juilliard and regional credits include the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute, Angel Moore in Mother of Us All, Lili in Carnival, Angel in Celebration!, and Kathleen Falcon Scott in Terra Nova. She was named one of four national finalists in the field of musical theater by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and she was awarded first place in the Glenn Miller National Vocal Competition.

rich silverstein Matthew Arnold Fulton Rich Silverstein’s recent credits include the role of Jitter in Musical of Musicals at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (for which he was also musical director); Princess Caraboo at Goodspeed (directed by Gary Griffin); Stage Blue (New Amsterdam, directed by Richard Maltby); Crossing Brooklyn (Disney/ASCAP workshop); and shows with the York Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Les Freres Corbusier, Prospect Theater Company, and Theatreworks/USA. His favorite roles include Charley in Merrily We Roll Along, Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the Baker in Into the Woods. He is a professional music director and pianist and a Yale graduate, and he is proud to share a birthday with George Gershwin. tom treadwell Senator Robert E. Lyons Tom Treadwell has appeared on Broadway in the 20th-anniversary production of Annie as well as in the national tours of Ragtime, Cats, and Company. His other New York credits include Bush Is Bad at the Triad Theatre (in which he played, among other roles, Barbara Bush); The Last Starfighter, at the Theater at St. Clements; and Mata Hari, at the York Theatre. Regionally, he as performed at the Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, and the Studio Arena Theatre. His television credits include 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, the ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning, Guiding Light, and As The World Turns. danny visconti Ensemble Danny Visconti is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where his credits include the role of Malcolm in The Full Monty, Ludovic in Passion, Joe in The Pajama Game, Cliff in Floyd Collins, and Galka in Flora the Red Menace. His other credits include Grease (with Joey


Fatone), The Wizard of Oz (as the Tin Man), concerts with the Cincinnati Pops orchestra, and Sugar ’n Spice with the Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative.

mitchell walker Ensemble Mitchell Walker, from Palm Harbor, Florida, recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a B.F.A. in musical theater. His regional and stock roles include Constantine in A Day in Hollywood/A Night In The Ukraine (Showboat Majestic); Roger in Grease (Riverstage); Schroeder in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts); Bell Hop in Lend Me a Tenor (Thrasher-Horne); and Orgasmic Man in The Wild Party (Palladium). At CCM his roles included Dave in The Full Monty, Colonel Ricci in Passion, Officer Lonigan in Wonderful Town, Mr. Hassler in The Pajama Game, Everett Baker in Crazy for You, Editor Daily in The Cradle Will Rock, and Mr. Weiss in Flora, the Red Menace. Walker has also performed with the Cincinnati Pops at Carnegie Hall and Cincinnati Music Hall. don whitmore Ensemble Don Whitmore recently completed a European tour of Grease. He will be performing in productions of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and White Christmas this fall. christopher williams Ensemble Christopher Williams has performed in The Magic Flute and Tosca with the Connecticut Opera and in The Rivals with the Hartford Stage Company. He has performed in concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in “Happy Holidays from the Pops” and on the PBS program Take Me to the River, a musical celebration of the nation’s waterways. He is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where he performed the role of Mingo in Crazy For You, the Guide in Wonderful Town, Max in Cabaret, and Airie in The Robber Bridegroom, and had roles in The Cradle Will Rock, The Pirates of Penzance, Merrily We Roll Along, and Brigadoon. nikol wolf Ensemble (dance captain) Nikol Wolf’s most recent New York appearance was in An Evening of Disney Music at the Rose Theatre, Lincoln Center. She was part of the 25th-anniversary tour of Evita. Her other credits include Cats (as Demeter, at North Shore Music Theatre), Beauty & the Beast (Silly Girl, at Fox Theatre), Showboat (Ellie), Damn Yankees (Lola), A Chorus Line (Maggie), South Pacific (North Carolina Theatre), My Fair Lady (Walnut St. Theatre), and Radio City Christmas Spectacular (where she was a Rockette). Wolf has a B.F.A. degree in musical theater. She is also a professional choreographer, and she has judged dance competitions across the country.


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Friends of the Fisher Center Producer American Elgar Foundation Fiona Angelini and Jamie Welch Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation Chartwells School and University Dining Services The Danish Arts Agency Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby Alexander D. Fisher ’96 and Jennifer Hodges Fisher Catherine C. Fisher and Gregory A. Murphy R. Britton Fisher David B. Ford J. Robin Groves Jane’s Ice Cream The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. Harvey and Phyllis Lichtenstein Magic Hat Brewing Company The Maurer Family Foundation, Inc. Mertz Gilmore Foundation Millbrook Vineyards and Winery Simon Morrison Eileen K. Murray National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Dimitri B. and Rania Papadimitriou Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman The Royal Danish Consulate in New York Matthew Patrick Smyth David E. Schwab II ’52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ’52 Patron The American-Scandinavian Foundation Josh Aronson and Maria Bachmann Kathleen and Roland Augustine

Mary Inga Backlund Gale and Sheldon Baim Anne Donovan Bodnar and James Bodnar Harvey and Anne Brown Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, Inc. Consulate General of Sweden Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo De las Heras Michael J. Del Giudice Tambra Dillon Dirt Road Realty, LLC Elizabeth W. Ely ’65 and Jonathan K. Greenburg The Ettinger Foundation, Inc. Peter C. Frank Gideon and Sarah Gartner GE Foundation Carson Glover and Stephen Millikin Andrew Goffe The Harkness Foundation for Dance Hotel Madalin HSBC Philanthropic Programs JPMorgan Chase Mr. and Mrs. George A. Kellner Ruth Ketay and Rene Schnetzler Martin Kline Edna and Gary Lachmund Annie Leibovitz Patti and Murray Liebowitz Jane and Daniel Lindau Stephen Mazoh Debra Pemstein and Dean Vallas The Rhinecliff Don and Natalie Robohm Florence and Robert A. Rosen Blanche and Bruce Rubin The Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation David A. Schulz Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieira da Cunha Andrew Solomon and John Habich

Sarah and Howard Solomon Allan and Ronnie Streichler Storm King Contracting Inc. Doug Wingo and Tim Lee Illiana van Meeteren Harold Varmus Margo and Anthony Viscusi Sponsor Helen and Roger Alcaly Frank and Mary Ann Arisman Sarah Botstein and Bryan Doerries James S. Brodsky and Philip E. McCarthy II Ian Buckingham and Randy F. Buckingham ’73 Gary Capetta and Nick Jones Richard D. Cohen Virginia Corsi Mary Freeman Helena and Christopher Gibbs Mims and Burton Gold Eliot D. and Paula K. Hawkins Laura Kuhn William Ross and John Longman Barbara L. and Arthur Michaels Chris Pomeroy and Frank Frattaroli Melanie and Philippe Radley Nicole Ringenberg Barbara and Richard Schrieber Mr. Peter K. Schumann Geoge L. Steiner and R. Mardel Fehrenbach Michael A. Stillman, M.D. Barbara and Donald Tober Carol Yorke and Gerald Conn Supporter Martina Arfwidson and David Weiss Miriam Roskin Berger Harriet Bloch and Evan Sakellarios Sheila and Joe Buff Susan Christoffersen


Emily M. Darrow and Brendon P. McCrane Patricia Falk Fernanda Gilligan Gilberte Vansintejan Glaser and William A. Glaser Rosalind Golembe Rosemary and Graham Hanson Lars Hedstrom and Barry Judd Dr. Joan Hoffman and Syd Silverman Kassell Family Foundation of the JCF Susan and Roger Kennedy Seymour and Harriet Koenig John S. Knott Helena Lee Mark McDonald Charles S. Maier Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney Joanna M. Migdal Sybil Nadel Elizabeth J. and Sevgin Oktay James and Purcell Palmer Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn Doris E. and Richard A. Scherbarth David Schestenger Betti and Larry Steele Mim and Leonard Stein Evan L. Stover Dr. Elisabeth F. Turnauer Barbara Jean Weyant Nigel Wright Dr. Herbert M. and Audrey S. Wyman Friend Anonymous Lucy and Murray Adams John J. Austrian ’91 and Laura M. Austrian Frank and Diane Bauer Lilly Bechtel Alvin Becker Richard Benson Charles and Birgit Blyth Phyllis Braziel Alfred M. Buff and Lenore Nemeth Homer and Jean Byington MaryAnn and Thomas Case Daniel Chu and Lenore Schiff Mr. and Mrs. John Cioffi Eileen and Michael Cohen Richard D. Cohen Jean T. Cook Anne Q. Cotton Joan K. Davidson Marsha and George Davis Jackie Del Rossi

Abby H. and John B. Dux Donna Sue Elberg Ruth Eng Sara and Fred Epstein K. F. Etzold and Carline Dure-Etzold Harold Farberman Christine Fasano Milly and Arnold Feinsilber Susan M. Ferris David and Tracy Finn Henry T. Ford Edward Friedman Catherine Fukushima Ann Marie Gardner Edwin Geissler Arthur L. Gellert Marvin S. Gilbert Adrien Glover and Michael Kelly Judy Gold Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Goldberg Stanley L Gordon Alexander Gray and David Cabrera Patricia Haswell and Dr. Richard Todd Eliot D. and Paula K. Hawkins James Hayden Mel and Phyllis Heiko Dorothy and Leo Hellerman Delmar D. Hendricks Neil Isabelle Robert Jaquay Ryland Jordan Larry and Anna Kadish John Kalish Dr. Eleanor C. Kane Demetrios Karayannides Linda L. Kaumeyer Richard P. Kelisky Jessica Post Kemm ’74 Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kirchner Bryce Klontz Rose and Josh Koplovitz Danielle Korwin and Anthony DiGuiseppe Benjamin Krevolin Michael and Ruth Lamm Jeffrey Lang Fred and Jean Leventhal Amala and Eric Levine William Li and James Oates Walter Lippincott Neil and Joan Lipton Harvey Marek Florence Mayne Dr. Naomi Mendelsohn Edie Michelson and Sumner Milender Tom Williams and Naomi Miller

Susan Millman Sheila M. Moloney ’84 and Prof. John Pruitt Michael J. Moran Avria Morris Joanne and Richard Mrstik Nancy Newall Jill Obrig Robert M. Osborne Edward Parran Gary Patrik Mary Jane Peluso Mark Podlaseck David Pozorski and Anna Romanski Serena Rattazzi Betty Rauch Yael Ravin and Howard Sachar Harry Reingold Barbara B. Reis Richard Reiser Arlene Richards Estelle Rosen Phyllis Ross Edith M. and F. Karl Schoenborn Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schwab Marc Schweig Susan Seidel Frank Self Elizabeth A. Simon Bernard Sklar Nadine Bertin Stearns Dr. Sanford B. Sterlieb Maxine Swartz LuRaye Tate Ray Tekosky Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Telljohann Janeth L. Thoron Mish Tworkowski Leopold Quarles van Ufford Irene Vitau Robert Waskiewicz Joan E. Weberman Roger Wesby Charles Wessler Arthur Weyhe Dr. Konrad and Victoria Wicher Ernest Wurzbach Robert and Lynda Youmans Mike and Kathy Zdeb William C. Zifchak Rena Zurofsky Current as of June 12, 2008


Donors to the Bard Music Festival Events in this year’s Bard Music Festival are underwritten in part by special gifts from

Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron Margo and Anthony Viscusi Preconcert Talks

Leadership Support The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation

Bettina Baruch Foundation Jeanne Donovan Fisher Mrs. Mortimer Levitt James H. Ottaway Jr. Felicitas S. Thorne Festival Underwriters

Furthermore Foundation Festival Book

Golden Circle Bettina Baruch Foundation Jeanne Donovan Fisher Homeland Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Mortimer Levitt The Mortimer Levitt Foundation, Inc. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr. Felicitas S. Thorne Elizabeth and E. Lisk Wyckoff Jr

Mimi Levitt Opening Night Dinner Guest Artists Films Joanna M. Migdal Panel Discussions

Roger and Helen Alcaly Festival Program Homeland Foundation Bard Music Festival Preview at Wethersfield New York State Council on the Arts National Endowment for the Arts

Friends of the Bard Music Festival Benefactor Helen and Roger Alcaly American Elgar Foundation Marina Belica and Steven Lowy Helen ’48 and Robert Bernstein Mr. and Mrs. John K. Castle Joan K. Davidson Robert C. Edmonds ’68 Elizabeth W. Ely ’65 and Jonathan K. Greenburg FMH Foundation Furthermore Foundation The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Linda Hirshman and David Forkosh Anne E. Impellizzeri The J. M. Kaplan Fund, Inc. Peter ’66 and Barbara Kenner Amy and Thomas O. Maggs Marstrand Foundation Joanna M. Migdal Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc The Overbrook Foundation Dimitri B. and Rania Papadimitriou Drs. Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Santander Cental Hispano David E. Schwab II ’52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ’52 Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieira da Cunha The Slovin Foundation Bruce and Francesca Slovin Martin T. and Toni Sosnoff Martin & Toni Sosnoff Foundation H. Peter Stern and Helen Drutt English The Stevenson Group Thorne and Tucker Taylor Margo and Anthony Viscusi

Dr. Siri von Reis Rosalind C. Whitehead The Wise Charitable Foundation Millie and Robert Wise Patron ABC Foundation Edwin L. Artzt and Marieluise Hessel Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Atkins Kathleen and Roland Augustine Gale and Sheldon Baim Alec and Margaret Bancroft Bank of New York Company, Inc. Leonie Batkin Carolyn Marks Blackwood Sarah Botstein and Bryan Doerries Craig and Gloria Callen Lydia Chapin Constance and David C. Clapp David C. Clapp Foundation Michelle R. Clayman J. T. Compton Dasein Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Arnold J. Davis ’44 Barbara and Richard Debs The Debs Foundation Michael Del Giudice and Jaynne Keyes John A. Dierdorff Amy K. and David Dubin Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz Carlos Gonzalez and Katherine Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Gwynne Eliot D. and Paula K. Hawkins Dr. Barbara K. Hogan Frederic K. and Elena Howard HSBC Philanthropic Programs Dr. and Mrs. Bertrand R. Jacobs Susan Jonas Rachel and Dr. Shalom Kalnicki Belinda and Stephen Kaye Angela O. B. de Mello Keesee and Thomas W. Keesee III

Martha and George Kellner Susan and Roger Kennedy Ruth and René Schnetzler Seymour and Harriet Koenig Alison L. and John C. Lankenau Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo de las Heras Alfred J. Law and Glenda A. Fowler Law Lemberg Foundation, Inc. Amala and Eric Levine Barbara and S. Jay Levy Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 Patti and Murray Liebowitz Martin S. Lippman Douglas S. and Sarah Mullen Luke Stephen Mazoh and Martin Kline W. Patrick McMullan and Rachel McPherson James D. McMurtry III, M.D. Metropolitan Life Foundation Matching Gift Program Ken and Linda Mortenson Martin L. Murray and Lucy Miller Murray Newman’s Own Foundation Beatrice Perry Cynthia H. and Leon B. Polsky Eve Propp Eve Propp Family Foundation, Inc. Barbara B. Reis Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman Florence and Robert Rosen Drs. Morton and Shirley Rosenberg Blanche and Bruce Rubin The Schwab Charitable Fund *Arlene and Edwin Steinberg George L. Steiner and R. Mardel Fehrenbach Stewart’s Shops Sarah and Howard Solomon Allan and Ronnie Streichler Drs. Richard and Katherine Tobey Mark Trujillo


Phebe Thorne and Paul Wilcox Elizabeth Farran Tozer and W. James Tozer Jr. Illiana Van Meeteren Aida and Albert Wilder William C. Zifchak Sponsor Richard A. Ahlbeck Irene and Jack Banning Phebe and George Banta Didi and David Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Andy Bellin Elizabeth and Marco M. S. Bellin Judith and Steven Benardete Anne D. Bodnar Mark E. Brossman David C Brown Hugo M. J. Cassirer and Sarah Buttrick Karen and Everett Cook Phillip S. Cooke Bob and Kate Denning Andrea and Willem F. De Vogel Tambra Dillon Rt. Rev. Herbert A. and Mary Donovan Cornelia Z. and Timothy Eland Shepard and Jane Ellenberg Leslie Farhangi and John Tuke Gregory M. Fisk Olivia Fussell and Francis Finlay Donald C. Fresne Helena and Christopher Gibbs Ellen Berland Gibbs David and Nancy Hathaway Samuel and Ronni Heyman Pamela Howard I.B.M. Matching Grants Program Edith and Hamilton F. Kean John and Karen Klopp Dr. Susan Krysiewicz and Thomas Bell Helena Lee Nancy and Robert Lindsay John and Debra Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Gordon B. Pattee Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Payton Ellen Kaplan Perless ’63 and Robert Perless Renee Petrofes and Gerry McNamara Samuel and Ellen Phelan Eugenia and Martin Revson The Martin Revson Foundation Inc. Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP David A. Schulz Peter Schwalbe and Jody Soltanoff Dorothy and John Sprague Barbara and Donald Tober Helen and Michiel van der Voort Anne Whitehead The Whitehead Foundation Supporter Munir and Susan Abu-Haidar Laura and Peter Armstrong Zelda Aronstein and Norman Eisner Elizabeth and Henry Baker Antonia Bakker-Salvato Karen H. Bechtel

Carole and Gary Beller Beth and Jerry Bierbaum Mr. and Mrs. David Bova Mr. and Mrs. William B. Brannan Dan F. and Nancy Brown John C. D. Bruno Kate Buckley and Tony Pell Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy Philip and Mimi Carroll Diane and Peter Chapman Ann and John Coffin Frederick and Jan Cohen James and Lea G. Cornell Dr. Jasmine and Mr. Kenneth Cowin Rhana and Louis Davidson Daniel Dietrich Dorothy and Seth Dubin Peter Elebash and Jane Robinson Dianne Engleke Dr. Bernhard Fabricius and Sylvia Owen Ingrid and Gerald Fields Deborah and Thomas Flexner John and Patricia A. Forelle Mary Ann Free Samantha Free Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 Gideon I. and Sarah Gartner John and Ann Gifford John and Sarah Glaister Peter H. Gleason Mims and Burton Gold Victoria and Max Goodwin Janine M. Gordon Samuel L. Gordon Jr. Fayal Greene and David J. Sharpe Nan and David Greenwood Seth Grosshandler Penelope and Mortimer Hall Kathy W. Hammer and G. Arthur Seelbinder Susan Heath and Rodney Paterson Edmond B. Herrington Susan Hoehn and Allan Bahrs Christine Hoene The Grunebaum Foundation Inc. Brian and Isis Hoffman Joan Hoffman and Syd Silverman Pamela Howard John R. and Joyce Hupper Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Imber Alexandra and Paul Kasmin Robert E. Kaus Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Hendricks Hopeton K. and Richard A. Kimball, Jr. Karen Kidder and Martin Holub Charles and Katharine King Catherine E. Kinsey Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Koh Lowell H. and Sandra A. Lamb E. Deane and Judith S. Leonard Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levin Robert S. Levine Frederick Lee Liebolt Jr. and Suzanne Lloyd Liebolt

Walter Lippincott Clara and David Londoner Jeanette MacDonald and Charles Morgan Philip and Tracey Mactaggart Charles S. Maier Lois Mander and Max Pine Claire and Chris Mann Milton Meshel Samuel C. Miller Ann Lawrance Morse Istar H. and George A. Mudge Nancy H. Nesle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newberry Mr. and Mrs. William T. Nolan Marta E. Nottebohm Frederick H. Okolowitz Elizabeth J. and Sevgin Oktay James and Purcell Palmer David B. and Jane L. Parshall Francine Pascal Ellen and Eric Petersen Renée Petrafes and Gerry McNamara Encarnita and Robert Quinlan Claire and John Reid Katharine Rees M. C. and Eric Roberts Diane Lunt Rosenfeld and Eric Rosenfeld Alfred J. and Deirdre Ross Ruth and Gil Scharf Dr. Paul H. Schwartz and Lisa Barnes-Schwartz Dagni and Martin Senzel James Sheldon and Sarah Nesbitt Sheldon J. Kevin Smith David and Sarah Stack Jessica and Peter Tcherepnine David C. Thieringer Carole Tindall Cynthia M. Tripp ’01 Dr. Elisabeth Turnauer UBS Foundation Matching Gift Program Loretta Van der Veer Monica Wambold Arete and William Warren Peter Caldwell and Jane Waters Charles P. Werner Jack and Jill Wertheim Joanna G. and Jonathan M. Whitcup Noel White John H. Whitworth Jr. Julia and Nigel Widdowson Doug Wingo and Tim Legg Peter and Maria Wirth Donald and Taki Wise Mary and John Young Desi and Ben Zalman Marsha and Howard Alan Zipser Friend Barbara Joyce Agren Rev. Albert R. Ahlstrom Bryson Ainsley Jr. Lorraine D. Alexander


Anonymous Lindsay Baldwin Patricia D. Beard Alvin Becker Marge and Edward Blaine Helen W. Blodgett Timothy Bontecou Teresa Brennan Jeannette and David Brown Schuyler G. Chapin Diane Chapman Chubb & Son Inc. Matching Gift Program Anne A. and Farnham Collins Jean T. Cook Joseph Crowley Emily M. Darrow and Brendon P. McCrane Nancy A. Dematto Jackie Drexel Miriam Eaves Peter Edelman Jane and Shepard Ellenberg Ruth Eng Patricia Falk Harold Farberman Arthur L. Fenaroli Clark Ferguson and Suzy Wolberg David and Tracy Finn Martha J. Fleischman Luisa E. Flynn John P. Foreman Allan Freedman Emily Fuller Susan Howe Gillespie Anne Gillis Gilberte Vansintejan Glaser and William A. Glaser Joel and Ellen Goldin Anne and Stanley L. Gordon

Thurston Greene Nan and David Greenwood David A. Harris Susan Heath and Rodney Paterson Dorothy and Leo Hellerman Fritz and Nancy Henze David O. Herman Juliet Heyer Elizabeth D. and Robert Hottensen Neil Isabelle Jack and Mary Johnson Jay Jolly John Kander Rod and Caroline Keating Richard P. Kelisky Donna Kermeen David and Janet E. Kettler Diana Niles King Thea Kliros Peter Kuhlmann and Diane Gilmour Beth Ledy Gerald Lewis M Group, LLC Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney Annette S. and Paul N. Marcus Harvey Marek Elizabeth Mavroleon Ellen McGrath, Ph.D. The McGraw-Hill Companies Matching Gift Program John McNally Margaret M. and Raymond E. Meagher Jr. Sumner Milender Deborah D. Montgomery Arvia Morris Polly Murphy and Tim Pierson Harold J. and Helen C. Noah Marilyn and Peter Oswald Gary S. Patrik

Mona Payton Dr. Alice R. Pisciotto D. Miles Price Lillian Pyne-Corbin Robert B. Recknagel George Reeke and Gail Hunt Reeke Barbara Reis Linda M. Royalty Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn Bernard and Harriet Sadow Sheila Sanders Molly Schaefer Rhoda and Edward Schall Jay Marc Schwamm Frederick W. Schwerin Jr. Anne Selinger Reginald W. Smith Joel Stein Mim and Leonard Stein S. B. Sternlieb, M.D. Nadine Bertin Stearns Dorit Straus Gladys R. Thomas Robert G. Thomas James Thompson Janeth L. Thoron Dorsey Waxter Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Weinstock Muriel Casper Weithorn and Stanley Weithorn Amy K. White Helen Whitney Marietta W. Whittlesey Betsy Zimring * Deceased Current as of June 12, 2008

Donors to the Mrs. Mortimer Levitt Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Bettina Baruch Foundation Helen and Kenneth Blackburn Leon Botstein Dr. Richard Brockman John A. Dierdorff Robert C. Edmonds ‘68 Jeanne Donovan Fisher Gideon I. Gartner Helena and Christopher Gibbs Elizabeth W. Ely ’65 and Jonathan K. Greenburg Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz Samuel and Ronni Heyman Anne E. Impellizzeri Rosalind G. Jacobs

Peter ’66 and Barbara Kenner Louise Kerz-Hirschfeld Mr. and Mrs. Roger Leifer Mimi Levitt Frayda B. and George Lindemann Amy and Thomas O. Maggs Katherine Gould-Martin and Robert L. Martin Metropolitan Life Foundation Matching Gift Program Joanna M. Migdal Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray Florence F. Moffitt The Mortimer Levitt Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr.

Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas David E. Schwab II ’52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ’52 Raissa St. Pierre ’87 Ted and Voda Stanley Joanne M. Stern Thorne and Tucker Taylor Felicitas S. Thorne Margo and Anthony Viscusi Irene Zedlacher Dr. Siri von Reis Current as of June 12, 2008


Board and Administration of Bard College Board of Trustees of Bard College David E. Schwab II ’52, Chair Emeritus Charles P. Stevenson Jr., Chair Emily H. Fisher, Second Vice Chair Elizabeth Ely ’65, Secretary Roland J. Augustine, Treasurer Fiona Angelini Leon Botstein President of the College+ David C. Clapp Marcelle Clements ’69* The Rt. Rev. Herbert A. Donovan Jr. Honorary Trustee Asher B. Edelman ’61* Robert S. Epstein ’63* Barbara S. Grossman ’73* Sally Hambrecht Ernest F. Henderson III Life Trustee Marieluise Hessel John C. Honey ’39* Life Trustee Charles S. Johnson III ’70 Mark N. Kaplan George A. Kellner

Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 Murray Liebowitz Marc S. Lipschultz Peter H. Maguire ’88 James H. Ottaway Jr. Martin Peretz Bruce C. Ratner Stanley A. Reichel ’65 Stewart Resnick Roger N. Scotland ’93 Martin T. Sosnoff Susan Weber Patricia Ross Weis ’52

Debra Pemstein Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs Mary Backlund Vice President for Student Affairs Norton Batkin Dean of Graduate Studies Erin Canaan Dean of Students Peter Gadsby Registrar Ginger Shore Director of Publications

Bard College Administration

Mary Smith Art Director of Publications

Leon Botstein President

Mark Primoff Director of Communications

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou Executive Vice President

Kevin Parker Controller

Michèle D. Dominy Dean of the College

Jeffrey Katz Dean of Information Services

Robert L. Martin Vice President for Academic Affairs; Director, Bard College Conservatory of Music

Judith Samoff Dean of Programs + ex officio * alumni/ae trustee

James Brudvig Vice President for Administration

Board and Administration for The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College Fisher Center Advisory Board Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Chair Leon Botstein+ Carolyn Marks Blackwood Stefano Ferrari Harvey Lichtenstein Peter J. Linden, M.D. Robert Martin+ James H. Ottaway Jr. Dimitri B. Papadimitriou+ David E. Schwab II ’52 Martin T. Sosnoff Toni Sosnoff Felicitas S. Thorne

Fisher Center Administration Tambra Dillon Executive Director Nancy Cook General Manager Susana Meyer Associate Director Debra Pemstein Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs Ginger Shore Director of Publications Mark Primoff Director of Communications Stephen Millikin Development Manager Kimberly Keeley-Henschel Budget Director Robert Airhart Production Manager

Paul LaBarbera Sound and Video Engineer Stephen Dean Stage Operations Manager Mark Crittenden Facilities Manager Jeannie Schneider Administrative Assistant Elena Batt Box Office Manager Austin Miller ’06 Assistant General Manager and House Manager Ray Stegner Assistant to the General Manager Doug Pitcher Building Operations Coordinator + ex officio


Board and Administration of the Bard Music Festival Robert C. Edmonds ‘68, Chair Roger Alcaly Leon Botstein+ Schuyler Chapin John A. Dierdorff Jeanne Donovan Fisher Christopher H. Gibbs+ Jonathan K. Greenburg Paula K. Hawkins Michael Andrew Herzberg Linda Hirshman Anne E. Impellizzeri Peter Kenner ‘66 Mimi Levitt Thomas O. Maggs Robert Martin+ Joanna M. Migdal Lucy Miller Murray Kenneth L. Miron Christina A. Mohr James H. Ottaway, Jr. David E. Schwab II ‘52 Denise Simon H. Peter Stern Tucker Taylor Felicitas S. Thorne Anthony Viscusi Siri von Reis E. Lisk Wyckoff

Artistic Directors Leon Botstein Christopher H. Gibbs Robert Martin

Development Debra Pemstein Andrea Guido Stephen Millikin

Executive Director Irene Zedlacher

Publications Ginger Shore

Associate Director Raissa St. Pierre ’87

Public Relations Mark Primoff

Scholar in Residence 2008 Simon Morrison

Director of Choruses James Bagwell

Program Committee 2008 Byron Adams Leon Botstein Christopher H. Gibbs Robert Martin Simon Morrison Richard Wilson Irene Zedlacher

Vocal Casting Consultant Susana Meyer

Operations Manager Conor Brown ’11

+ ex officio

Stage Manager Cynthia Baker Transportation Director Edward W. Schmidt

Administrative Assistant Christina Kaminski

About Bard College Bard College is an independent, nonsectarian, residential, coeducational college offering a four-year B.A. program in the liberal arts and sciences and a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College, a New York City public school in Manhattan; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; B.A. at Smolny College, a joint program with Saint Petersburg State University, Russia; M.F.A., M.S. in environmental policy, and M.A. in teaching and curatorial studies at the Annandale campus; and M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in Manhattan. In addition, The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree, a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music; and an M.Music degree in vocal arts. Situated on 540 acres along the Hudson River, the main campus of Bard is 90 miles north of New York City. Bard’s total enrollment is 3,200 students. The undergraduate college, founded in 1860, has an enrollment of more than 1,600 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1. The College offers approximately 50 academic programs in four divisions. Published by the Bard Publications Office ©2008 Bard College. All rights reserved.

Cover: Portrait of the producer Vsevolod Emilievich Meyerhold, 1916, by Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia / The Bridgeman Art Library


SummerScape Staff Administration Tambra Dillon Executive Director

Electrics Andrew Hill Lighting Director

Nancy Cook General Manager

Brandon Koenig Assistant Master Electrician, Sosnoff

Susana Meyer Associate Director

Joshua Foreman Master Electrician T2

Debra Pemstein Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs

Walter Daniels Master Electrician, Spiegeltent

Mark Primoff Director of Communications Stephen Millikin Development Manager Kimberly Keeley-Henschel Budget Director Jeannie Schneider Administrative Assistant Production Robert Airhart Production Manager Bonnie Anthony Assistant Production Manager Stephen Dean Stage Operations Supervisor Alexandra Paull Shopper / Buyer Valerie Ellithorpe ’09 Student Production Assistant Jesse Brown ’10 Student Production Assistant Bernard Gann ’08 Student Production Assistant Carpenters Vincent Roca Technical Director, Sosnoff Kent Cyr Technical Director T2 Michael Zally Master Carpenter, Sosnoff Christian Crumb Master Carpenter T2 Daniel Gibbons Master Carpenter, Spiegeltent Josh Haner Rigger Ben Johnson Sean Maloney Emil Byrne Josh Haner Jeremiah Brown Todd Renadette Walter Daniels Joseph Puglisi Roger Mann Jeremiah Brown Michael D’Amato Amy Jonas

Paul Frydrychowski Programmer Morgan Blaiche Sarah Frankel Patric Bova ’11 Stephanie Shechter Devon Buteau ’10 Claire Moodey ’08 Sound and Video Paul LaBarbera Sound and Video Engineer Phillip Meir Siblo–Landsman ’09 Richard Pierson Daniel Berlin Sarah Even Jeff Human Tony Van Note Benjamin Seligman ’09 Sharlyne Shlayan Costumes Mary Grusak Costume Shop Supervisor / Manager

Hair and Makeup Jennifer Donovan Hair and Makeup Supervisor Spiegelmaestro Nicholas Quaife Company Management Kate Pfeffer Company Manager Jack Byerly ’10 Assistant Company Manager Grace Converse ’09 Assistant Company Manager Katy Kelleher ’09 Assistant Company Manager Ashleigh McCord ’08 Assistant Company Manager Front of House Austin Miller ’06 House Manager Elena Batt Box Office Manager Jessica Dee Assisant Box Office Manager Caitlyn DeRose Box Office Assisant Thomas Corrado Box Office Assistant Allegra Gilfenbaum ’10 Box Office Assistant

Molly Farley First Hand

Anatole Hocek ’12 Box Office Assistant

Jennifer Noe Draper

Carl Kranz ’08 Box Office Assistant

Christopher Schramm Draper

Ruth Shannon ’08 Box Office Assistant

Brie Furches Wardrobe Supervisor, Sosnoff Maggie Barnett Wardrobe Supervisor T2 Moe Schell

Christopher Hazenbush Assistant House Manager

Alice Broughton Lauren Zuber Taylor Morton Kara Maloney Camille Suissa Lianna Fox–Winokur Zoe Greene Elizabeth Farley

Facilities

Properties Rick Berger Property Master, Sosnoff Jeremy Lydic Property Master, T2 Patty Dynes

Christina Reitemeyer Assistant House Manager

Mark Crittenden Facilities Manager Ray Stegner Assistant to the General Manager Doug Pitcher Building Operations Coordinator Vicki Child Housekeeping Paul Davey Housekeeping Jessie Williams Housekeeping


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