A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas 2021

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NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 19

A Flat Rock Playhouse

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MISSION STATEMENT: Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina, enriches lives through the art of theatre by sustaining production excellence, nurturing talent, and inspiring creativity in an inclusive safe haven for artistic vision, life-long learning, and creative risk.

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION: Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina, is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community of artists, patrons, volunteers, students, partners, and supporters where everyone is welcome. At Flat Rock Playhouse, all people – whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, religion, education, or ability – are valued and respected. As storytellers, we strive to tell stories that reflect and illuminate the diversity of our shared humanity. We are grateful to our community and our audience members for joining us in this shared spirit of inclusion and equity for all.


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A MESSAGE FROM JOE IPPOLITO PRESIDENT, FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE BOARD OF TRUSTEES It is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome all of you back to the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. To my mind, it has been much too long since we could gather for the outstanding theatrical experiences we are accustomed to in this theatre. I know that our Producing Artistic Director, Lisa K. Bryant, and her staff are very excited to again be producing shows for you. The pandemic has been traumatic for all of us. Our lives were turned upside down, we endured being effectively quarantined in our homes, many of us were unable to work, nothing was as it should be. Now, even as we gather here, COVID is not completely behind us. Still, as we learn more and more about it, we can begin to return to some element of normality. We believe that Flat Rock Playhouse productions are a very real part of that normality. The Staff has been busy since March 2020 when we were ordered to close the Theater. They have worked to understand the many and varied changes and instructions ordered by various governmental entities. And, with each shift of guidance, the Staff has reacted to accommodate and assess the impacts of those changing circumstances. At last, we are back doing what we do best – entertaining you with outstanding productions and events. I am confident that you will find that the quality you are used to has not slipped one bit. As you likely know, while the Playhouse has been dark, we have been engaged in a major fund-raising initiative – our Rock Solid Campaign. As we approach the completion of that campaign at year’s end, we are on course to achieve our goal of $1.5 million. To those of you who have helped us with your donations, we thank you. For those of you who have not yet donated to the Campaign, we respectfully ask you to consider doing so now. Remember, any gift regardless of its size is important. While large gifts are certainly appreciated, smaller gifts are also equally welcomed. Many smaller gifts combine to provide needed assistance for us. Of course, as always, your donation to the Playhouse’s Campaign qualifies as a tax-deductible, charitable 501(c) (3) gift.

Now, to borrow from one of America’s greatest musicals, Gypsy, sit back, relax, and let us entertain you. Joe Ippolito President, Flat Rock Playhouse Board of Trustees.

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bird Bartlett Connie Bergman Cam Boyd Harry Grymes Gene Hamme Robin Hamme Edward Harrelson

Sherri Holbert Joseph Ippolito Karolyn Killian Joseph Laughter David Leiman Lee Mandell Larry McGaughy

Dot Moyer Charlotte Otto Janette Sullivan Michael Sullivan Kevin Swagerty Mike Weitzel Sandy Williams


A MESSAGE FROM MATTHEW GLOVER DIRECTOR OF A FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS As my favorite lyrics in A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas remind us, “there’s so much to be thankful for.” This year, these words ring more true than ever, as we gather once again to share the gift of live theatre. When I was first asked to conceive of this show in 2017, I never imagined it would become a yearly holiday tradition in our community. As we celebrate our fifth production, I’m grateful to collaborate once again with an amazing staff, crew, and cast to create a performance bursting with holiday spirit. But the opportunity to gather again on The Rock and share this production with you, our patrons, is the biggest gift of all. I’m counting my blessings. After this performance I hope and pray that you feel thankful for all that you have in your life. Because… “Some days, we forget to look around us. Some days, we can’t see the joy that surrounds us. So caught inside ourselves, we take when we should give… There’s so much to be thankful for.” Matthew Glover

A MESSAGE FROM LISA K. BRYANT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome (back) to Flat Rock Playhouse! If I hadn’t lived it every day, I would be hard-pressed to believe that FRP’s doors were shut for 19 months, or 572 days. Either way—a long time! We missed all our patrons and artists and the thrill of producing live theatre more than I can express. As it has all over the world, the global pandemic has had its way with the ‘ROCK’ too. The live arts were particularly challenged since having folks gather indoors en masse wasn’t the priority for health experts, not to mention the complex process involved behind the scenes putting a live show together and ensuring the safety of the team. BUT! We’re here now and overjoyed to get back to doing what we do—for You! And honestly, we’re ready to remind everyone just how special The State Theatre of North Carolina is and that there is nowhere else in Western North Carolina that offers world-class entertainment quite like the Playhouse does. Thank you for coming back to the theatre! Without you, there literally is no us. Our gratitude for the unwavering support of Playhouse and theatre lovers knows no bounds, and we just want to thank you over and over with production excellence that brings joy and light to your lives, and to everyone at FRP for decades more to come. Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Wishing you and your family peace, love, happiness and light this holiday season and throughout 2022. Cheers to a prosperous New Year! With love and gratitude, Lisa K. Bryant, Producing Artistic Director


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Creator / Director / Choreographer MATTHEW GLOVER Music Director NATHANIEL BELIVEAU Scenic Design CHRIS SIMPSON

Stage Manager ELLY LEIDNER

Production Manager ADAM GOODRUM

Costume Designer ASHLI ARNOLD CRUMP

Lighting Designer CJ BARNWELL

Projection Designer TAYLOR JEFFRIES

Co-Sound Designer RYAN COOK

Co-Sound Designer KURT DAVIS

Props Master PAUL FERALDI

Chorus Coordinator DIANE DAVID

Dance Coordinator AUTUMN FREEMAN

Associate Choreographer ANNA KIMMELL

CORNELIUS DAVIS JAMES DU CHATEAU

ENSEMBLE KATIE EMERSON TAUREN HAGANS FRANCESCA MANCUSO

SCOTT TREADWAY JASON WATSON

THE BAND NATHANIEL BELIVEAU - PIANO PAUL BABELAY - PERCUSSIONIST RYAN GUERRA - MUSICIAN PAT’S SCHOOL OF DANCERS EMILY BROWNFIELD JACQUELINE HERNADEZ KAITLYN HERRINGTON SADIE LUCE SARAH ORR

SARA MARGARET RAY ALISHA RICHARDSON COLE REASONER PAITYN REASONER JAMIE WRIGHT

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Happy Holiday.........................................................Ensemble,Chorus, Pat’s School of Dance It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas....................................................Cornelius Davis Christmas Don’t Be Late..........................................................Tauren Hagans, Scott Treadway Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.............................................................Katie Emerson Ave Maria..........................................Jason Watson, James Du Chateau, Francesca Mancuso Do You Hear What I Hear.........................................................Katie Emerson, Tauren Hagans Angels We Have Heard on High..............................................Cornelius Davis, Jason Watson A Christmas Vibe.................................................................................................Paul Babelay My Favorite Things...........................Katie Emerson, James Du Chateau, Francesca Mancuso You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch........................................................................Scott Treadway Where Are You Christmas................................................................................Tauren Hagans I Saw Three Ships...........................................Katie Emerson, Cornelius Davis, Jason Watson Peanuts Christmas.........................................Nathaniel Beliveau, Paul Babelay, Ryan Guerra Santa Claus is Coming to Town...................................Cornelius Davis, Pat’s School of Dance That’s the Holiday’s to Me................................................................................Scott Treadway Thankful................................Katie Emerson, Tauren Hagans, Cornelius Davis, Jason Watson I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm........................Ensemble, Chorus, Pat’s School of Dance The Christmas Song........................................................................................Cornelius Davis The First Noel............................................................................Tauren Hagans, Jason Watson Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child........................................Katie Emerson, Cornelius Davis Who Would Imagine A King.............................................................................Tauren Hagans Bethlehem Morning............................................................................Katie Emerson, Chorus O Holy Night.......................................................................Jason Watson, Ensemble, Chorus Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.....................................................................Ensemble, Chorus White Christmas.....................................................Ensemble, Chorus, Pat’s School of Dance Songlist subject to change. The videotaping or making of electronic orother audio and/or visual recordings of this production or distributing recordings on any medium, including the internet, is strictly prohibited.


PAUL BABELAY (PERCUSSIONIST) Paul’s career defines musical diversity, ranging from recording demos for Carl Fischer Publishing to songwriting workshops for the NationalEndowment For The Arts; playing gigs for comedians Don Rickles and Martin Short to jamming with R&B diva Chaka Khan in Germany. His work is available on PaulBabelay.com and VibeGuyMusic.com. Paul also performs with Here Comes The Sun: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles and conducts the Biltmore Community Orchestra. Paul is grateful to Robin Farquhar and George Wilkins for inviting him to be part of the Vagabond family 29 years ago. NATHANIEL BELIVEAU (MUSIC DIRECTOR) Nathaniel is a music director / accompanist / vocal coach / arranger / singer based in NYC and is thrilled to be joining the team at Flat Rock Playhouse for the first time. Most recent credits include: MD/music production for Les Miserables at the Nightingale Bamford School NYC, MD/Track producer of Spring Awakening with Broccoli Hall in MA, Keys 2/ Associate Music Director / Childrens Vocal Supervisor for the North American tour of Finding Neverland. Conductor / accompanist for Mamma Mia with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on the Allure of the Seas, as well as was a rehearsal accompanist for CATS, Hairspray, Grease and Mamma Mia. Music directing / accompanying of 26 productions regionally at The Palace Theater in Manchester NH. MD / Pianist for Arizona Broadway Theater on Saturday Night Fever and Sister Act, 5th Floor Theatre company / NYC, Playhouse on the Park, The Broadway Workshop, Applause NYC, Palace Youth Theater, NSMT, Belvoir Terrace (MA), Music Associate at NYU, Pace, AMDA and BOCO. CORNELIUS DAVIS (ENSEMBLE) Cornelius is absolutely thrilled to be returning to the Rock to spread some holiday cheer! A part of the 2011 apprentice class, he was last seen on this stage in Hairspray and Once On This Island. Nat. Tour: Disney’s Aladdin / Ensemble. Favorite Regional Credits: The Little Mermaid / Sebastian at Arrow Rock Lyceum and Arkansas Rep., Smokey Joe’s Cafe / Victor at The Rev. Theatre Co., Sister Act / TJ at Arkansas Rep, Les Miserables / Combeferre at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. BFA MT from the University Of Central FL. Cornelius would like to thank Lisa, Matthew and everyone on the Rock for having him back! Insta: @cpdavis91


JAMES DU CHATEAU (ENSEMBLE) James is ecstatic to be back at Flat Rock Playhouse for his third show! He started his career with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Nashville, TN. He made his Broadway debut in How The Grinch Stole Christmas as Danny Who and a dancer in the Disney movie, Enchanted. Recent credits: Mike, A Chorus Line; Assistant Dance Captain, Saturday Night Fever; Dancer, Grand Celebration Cruise; Hanna, La Cage Aux Folles; Tommy Djilas, The Music Man; Ensemble, Mamma Mia; Ensemble, 42nd Street; Adult Billy, Billy Elliot; Ensemble, An American In Paris; Mike, A Chorus Line. Cinematastic and A Flat Rock Christmas (Flat Rock Playhouse). Insta: @jamesduchateau KATIE EMERSON (ENSEMBLE) Katie is a NYC based actor, singer, and artist. She’s thrilled to be back on the Rock after a turn in Cinematastic! Most recently, she played Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein The Musical at Wolfbane Productions in Appomattox, VA. Favorite credits: Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), How the Grinch Stole Christmas North American Tour (Punky Who), and the countless new musicals she’s helped develop in NYC. Katie has performed Off-Broadway, all over the world and for President Bill Clinton. She’s forever grateful for her family, friends, and Matthew. AEA. BFA Elon University. Insta: @itskatieemerson www.katieemerson.org RYAN GUERRA (MUSICIAN) Ryan is thrilled to be back performing at the Playhouse again! His first Flat Rock appearance was in 2010 in the production of For The Glory. He has happily been returning for the past 11 years as a musician and a music director in the downtown concert series - Music on the Rock™. Some of his favorite experiences at FRP include The Music of The Beatles, Tribute to the Eagles, The Music of James Taylor and Carole King, Sounds of the 60’s, The Music of Kansas/Skynyrd/Allman Brothers, The Music of the Beach Boys. He also performs with his Beatles tribute group, Here Comes the Sun. Currently, Ryan offers a variety of virtual music lessons and works as a zipline canopy guide at the Gorge Zipline. Ryan is an alumni of the University of Texas, San Antonio. TAUREN HAGANS (ENSEMBLE) Tauren is so happy to be back on the Flat Rock Playhouse stage. You last saw her in the 2018 season in Mamma Mia (Rosie) and Always a Bridesmaid (Deedra). She also performed in 9 to 5 (Roz), The Music Man (Eulalie), The Dixie Swim Club (Jeri Neal) and Annie (Ensemble). Since she was last at Flat Rock, Tauren has performed in Menopause the Musical (Professional Woman), How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Ms. Jones), Pride and Prejudice (Mrs. Bennet) and the world premiere of Far From Canterbury (Oracle). She was also part of the vocal ensemble for the movie In The Heights which was in theaters this past summer. Proud PANK (Professional Aunt No Kids) to Jaimie, Kori, Bea, Beck, Miles and Baxter. Insta: @itstauren


FRANCESCA MANCUSO (ENSEMBLE) Francesca (Frenchie) Mancuso is thrilled to be back at Flat Rock Playhouse! After over a year and a half of theatre going dark, Francesca is overwhelmed with gratitude and joy to be back on the Flat Rock Playhouse stage. Born and raised in Jamison, PA, Frenchie was trained as a professional dancer under the direction of Terri-Garcia Lee at Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts. Graduate from Elon University, BFA in Music Theatre. Recent credits include: Lise U/S and ensemble in American in Paris (Drury Lane Theatre),FRP Chritmas 2019, Julia in The Wedding Singer (Elon University), Amy in Little Women, Spot Conlon in Newsies and Lorraine in 42nd Street (New London Barn Playhouse). Special thanks to Matthew Glover and everyone at Flat Rock, her parents, sisters, Daniel, and everyone at CTG. Without all of you, none of this would be possible. SCOTT TREADWAY (ENSEMBLE) Scott Treadway has appeared in shows at Flat Rock Playhouse for 38 consecutive seasons IF last year’s video version of the Christmas show counts. During all the COVID craziness, he and his daughter started a soap business called Treadsoap. The website is ready for you to visit (treadsoap.com) and purchase Christmas gifts that won’t be stuck in a cargo ship off the California coast. Some of Scott’s favorite roles include Man in Chair (Drowsy Chaperone), Tony (Dial M for Murder), half the residents of Tuna, Texas, Michael (Rounding Third) and Hank (The Affections of May). Merry Christmas, y’all!!! JASON WATSON (ENSEMBLE) How glorious it is to be back on the boards of Flat Rock Playhouse after performing in Mamma Mia and three productions of A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! It is a pleasure to be sharing the Vagabond Christmas joy, spirit, and music with y’all, once again - perhaps more than ever. Live theatre is back!! For Kathleen, Jake, and Adeline. Merry Christmas!



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FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE STAFF Producing Artistic Director........................................................................................................................Lisa K. Bryant Artistic Associate...................................................................................................................................Matthew Glover Production Manager.............................................................................................................................Adam Goodrum Director Of Education...............................................................................................................................Anna Kimmell Major Gifts Officer..........................................................................................................................Kim Hinkelman Development Manager............................................................................................................................. Olivia Palmer Graphic + Media Designer.................................................................................................................Christy Souther Social Media Coordinator.............................................................................................................................Emily Gill Finance Director.................................................................................................................Samantha Yaeger Goodrum Technical Director....................................................................................................................................Chris Simpson Resident Lighting Designer / Head of Lighting and Projection �����������������������������������������������������������������.CJ Barnwell Resident Costume Designer / Costume Shop Manager.................................................................Ashli Arnold Crump Facilities Manager........................................................................................................................................Paul Feraldi Assistant Facilities Manager.......................................................................................................................Bryan Taylor Director Of Ticketing + Guest Services................................................................................................. Daniel Williams Assistant Box Office Manager.................................................................................................................Jessica Ritchie Box Office Staff........................................................................................................................................Stephanie Orr House Managers................................................................................................................Emmett Casey, Vicki Leeds

PRODUCTION STAFF Production Manager..............................................................................................................................Adam Goodrum Production Stage Manager...........................................................................................................................Elly Leidner Technical Director.....................................................................................................................................Chris Simpson Carpenter....................................................................................................................................................Drew Lamott Carpenter...........................................................................................................................................Emma Paige Cook Carpenter.................................................................................................................................................Emmett Casey Head of Lighting..........................................................................................................................................CJ Barnwell Master Electrician ............................................................................................................................Benjamin Hamann Electrician..................................................................................................................................................Taylor Jeffries Spot Light Operator.....................................................................................................................................Riley Hewitt Costume Design / Costume Shop Manager ....................................................................................Ashli Arnold Crump Head Wardrobe...........................................................................................................................................Amy Pavelka Stitcher..............................................................................................................................Leeanne Deaver, Betty Miller Costume Shop Volunteer.......................................................................................................................Katherine Wells Audio Engineer..............................................................................................................................................Ryan Cook A2...................................................................................................................................................................Kurt Davis Props Master................................................................................................................................................Paul Feraldi

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ADAM GOODRUM (PRODUCTION MANAGER) Adam graduated from UNC School of the Arts in with a B.F.A. in Technical Direction. After graduating he went to Goodspeed Opera House where he spent 3 years climbing the ranks from a Carpenter, Lead Welder, Master Carpenter to their Assistant Technical Director 2007. He then moved to DC to become Signature Theatre’s Technical Director. After a year with Signature he returned to Goodspeed to take over as their Technical Director where he stayed from 2009-2013. In 2013 Adam moved closer to home and joined the Flat Rock Playhouse staff where he took on the position of Technical Director, and in 2014, he moved up to be the Production Manager. Adam is happy to have found his place back in his home state of NC where he is closer to family and friends and where he and his wife, Samantha welcomed their first child Ryden to the Vagabond Family in 2018. ELLY LEIDNER (PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER) is thrilled to be back on The Rock for the first time in two years! Her previous work with FRP includes Cinematastic, All Shook Up, South Pacific, and Broadway on the Rock. Recently, she has been involved with Brevard Music Center as their summer season house manager, and with Brevard College. Her work with Brevard College includes Talley’s Folly and Little Shop of Horrors. She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support. CJ BARNWELL (LIGHTING DESIGNER & VIDEOGRAPHER) joined Flat Rock Playhouse in January of 2014 as Master Electrician and in 2015 moved up to Head of Lighting and Visual Media. He has created lighting designs for a number of shows for the Playhouse including South Pacific, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Million Dollar Quartet, and Always Patsy Cline. Additionally, CJ has created visual media for many productions as well, including 2020’s Nat Zegree Virtual Cabaret as well as many of the Music on the Rock™ concerts at the Playhouse. Designing lights and visuals around the southeast, some of CJ’s other projects include the world premiere of Curvy Widow & Brave New World, at NC Stage and Immediate Theater Project’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. After graduating from College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Technology, CJ went on to pursue various positions around the country. See his other current and upcoming projects at www.CJLights.com. ASHLI ARNOLD CRUMP (RESIDENT COSTUME DESIGNER / COSTUME SHOP MANAGER) After a restful year of nature walks, coffee in pajamas, and time spent with cats, Ashli is back for a change of pace on The Rock! No introduction needed, she has been a Vagabond for 30 years and has led the costume department for over a decade. A graduate of the former FRP Theatre for Young People Conservatory program. She has a degree in Theatre Design and Technology from Appalachian State University. As the Resident Costume Designer she has designed numerous FRP productions. Some of her favorites include South Pacific, All Shook Up, Annie, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Chasing Rainbows, Million Dollar Quartet, 9 to 5, The Music Man, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Hank Williams Lost Highway, The Little Prince, Peter Pan, and A Christmas Story. Ashli has also designed or worked for New Stage Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Blowing Rock Stage Company, The Opera Company of NC, Brevard Music Center, Brevard College, and Sapsis Rigging. You can also see Ashli’s handcrafted jewelry and designs at The Garage on 25 in Fletcher, NC. CHRIS SIMPSON (SCENIC DESIGN) first came to Flat Rock Playhouse as the Master Carpenter in 2004 and left in 2009 as the Assistant Technical Director to his mentor, Bruce R. Bailey. He then traveled to Southwest Florida to become the Technical Director at Florida Repertory Theater in Fort Myers, Florida. After six years, Chris and his new wife, Claire, moved back to North Carolina and lived in Greensboro where he was the Technical Director at Triad Stage. But the Western North Carolina mountains called him back to the Rock, and he returned as the Technical Director in 2017. Chris lives in the little town of Tryon with his talented and lovely Bride and their goofy doggo, Hoyt. Please, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


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Together we can preserve, ignite, and revitalize the arts in Western North Carolina. Join us in our mission to raise $1.5 million and ensure the future of arts education and accessibility to live theater for generations to come. To stay strong and continue to build for the future, we need you now. Your gifts support ongoing arts education classes and camps, high-quality and unique live and virtual entertainment options, the preservation of our historic property for all to enjoy, and that the arts will continue to play a major role in our local economy. Thanks to our incredible team of over 800 individual donors representing 21 states, we’ve raised nearly $1.4 million towards our goal of S1.5M. Make a difference in your community today. Become a champion for the arts with a gift of any amount. Together, the show goes on.

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We are abundantly grateful for the generous support of our donors who ensure that the show will go on. Together we can preserve, ignite, and revitalize the arts in Western North Carolina. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional theater and arts education organization, Flat Rock Playhouse relies on tax-deductible donations to support our programming.

BLOCKBUSTERS ($100,000 +) David & Sharon Leiman

SHOWSTOPPERS (50,000+)

Clyde & Nina Allen in honor of Lisa K. Bryant & Paul Feraldi Nancy & Richard Burns Charlotte & Robert Otto

MEGASTARS ($25,000 +) Robin & Gene Hamme Joe & Hilda Ippolito David & Brenda West

SUPERSTARS ($10,000 +) Audrey Love Charitable Foundation Jason, Connie & Jacey Bergman Roland & Wendy Borke Dr. & Mrs. William T. Garrison Sandy & Donna Hastie Kim & Dave Hinkelman Victor Kaufman Phil & Cynthia Lewis Doug & Diane Magnus, Matt & Baya Pruitt, Andy & Brooke Kalinauskas in honor of Joseph Laughter

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Joyce Jolly Sue & Don Kauffman Ty & Lauren Keplinger Daryl & David Nelms Janet Newman Berry Pete & Jan Richards The Supporting Players

IMPRESARIOS ($2,500+) Anonymous Diana Bilbrey Carolina Village Marvin & Patricia Eargle Ted Etherington Dennis & Victoria Flanagan Robert & Sandy Freeman

Harry & Sarah Grymes Barbara Guidos Judy Hoyer Ann & Bob Irelan Steve & Sheryl Jamerson Jean Kaufman & David Robinson

Joseph Laughter & Scott Keels Janet & David Maccarelli Nancy & Larry McGaughy Sam Ritter & Rebecca Snider Jan & David Sullivan Jane & Bill Swafford United Community Bank


HEADLINERS ($1,000+) Anonymous Bettye & Lonnie Adams Ken Adams Allan & Terri Baer C. David Bass Robert & Audrey Bayer Bob & Patricia Bennett Linda L. Bivens in memory of Phillip D. Bivens Dick & Christine Bobb Lynn & Herman Boda Barry & Sharon Borakove David Bowers Dale, Steve, Charlie & Sophia Bradshaw John & Lisa in honor of The Farquhar Family & Vagabonds Everywhere Ken & Charlotte Bryant Nathaniel Bryant in honor of Betty Bryant Frank J. Burke Michael & Debra Burke Douglas & Barrie Christman Greg & Sally Cox Dr. John & Donna Crawford in honor of Scott Treadway Cricket C. Crigler Hal & Ruthie Derrick Linda & Brian Dillon Bird Bartlett & Duke Domingue Mike & Georgie Farmer Gary G. & Jean B. Faulkner Paul V. Fitch Bea Fosmire Greg & Carol Fouts Judy Roberts Fredrick in memory of Parker D. Roberts Chester & Harriet Garrison Gayden & Janell Gauthier in honor of Deceased Family Members Karen & John Gerni Carol Gettig & Charlie Phillips Elizabeth M. Girard

Marilyn Gordon Gerald & Ann Graves Candi & Josh Guffey Bob & Myra Hannah Mike & Paula Harrison Tom & Legare Head Hendersonville Aluminum Gordon & Sarah Herring Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hinkle on occasion of Christmas 2016 Sherri & Rick Holbert Rick & Louise Hughes Jana & Bill Humleker Elizabeth & Nat Justice Jim & Marcia Kane Mike & Jana Kaney Wayne-Judy Kanoy Joe Pucilowski & Susan Kasper Alan Katz Don & Karolyn Killian James & Karol Kimmell in honor of Anna Kimmell Knox Law - Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship, Medicaid Charles & Mary Anne Koehler Bob & Paulette Kurek Daniel & Edith Lang Mildred Loretto Charles Mahan & Dee Jeffers David & Nancy Mahoney Lee & Barbara Mandell Katherine & Robert Mangone Tom Marshall Sandy & Bill Martin Caroline Gunther Thomas McDaniel Ann McFadden Sandra & Donald McIntyre Richard Mears Morrow Insurance Agency Inc. Lois S. Carlson & Jerome Mrowca Tim & Pam Mullinax

Tom & Jackie Murrill Rosemary Nelson Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Ronald & Julie Palladino Bill & Judy Pendergast Debbie Penney Petya Perkins in honor of Tom Orr Ann & Jerry Pyles Heidi & James Radford John Rathbun in honor of Lisa Bryant William Reese Bill & Carolyn Robichaux Kathryn Rodgers Turner & Debbie Rouse The Sheree Savar Philanthropic Fund Missy & Sandy Schenck in honor of Kat Izard Marvin Schoenfeld Mark J. Schwab & Katie Loeb-Schwab Lynne & Phil Seymour Bill & Karen Skelton Helen & Russell Smart In memory of Patricia Burkholder Stepp Michael Sullivan Kevin Swagerty The Paton Fund of Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. Danny Talsky The Tilden Family Mike & Melba Tracy Jane Waddell Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique Ted & Sarah Wanthal Robert & Elaine Waring Nick & Merrie Weedman Delbert & Linda Whitaker Heidi Will December First Charitable Trust


PERFORMERS ($500+) Anonymous Jennifer Andersen in honor of Ethan F. Andersen Apprentice, Actor, Music Director Terry B. Andersen Bob & Karen Balkman in honor of Jacqueline & Keith Greg & Barbara Bennett James & Conn Berginski Biltmore Farms, LLC Richard & Doreen Blue John K. Bradley Michelle McCalla & Bart Brass Robert & Pattie Brinkley Rebecca Bruening Allegra of Hendersonville Wes & Gayle Colby Blair Craven Alan Davis Julie Davis Herman Drye Echo Mountain Inn Mark Finley Chuck Gallagher Patti & Gordon Giffin Tom Gurley

Kellee Haselton in honor of Nat Zegree Dr. Lynn Herrick in memory of Robbie & Robin Hot Dog World - A taste of Hendersonville since 1986 Richard Hurley in honor of Pat Hurley Brother & Apprentice in 1965 Nancy & Bill Imhof John & Kathy Keller Mark & Jane G. Kennedy Vicki Leeds in memory of my mother Joanne Hatton. Ernest Levinson Vicky Lieber in memory of Ed Lieber James Martin Hal & Nancy Martin Dr. & Mrs. Keith Maxwell Elizabeth & Brian McCormick Candice & Patrick McGinnis Gail McLeod Charlene Miller Leslie Mishner Wally & Rhonda Momeier Robert Nosal & Robert Trisolin

Jim & Kitty Olson Doug & Karen Olson Becky Plott Isabel Richardson Charley & Pam Rogers Bill Elmore & Beth Rountree Bill & Jean Ann Rushton Paula Schubert Jay & Gayle Schwarz Ken Shelton & Marney McClung John & Pat Shepherd Patty & Jim Siebert in memory of Dave Hart Susan Siler Cindy Hart Stevens Judy Stroud, Agent, State Farm Insurance Michael R. Sullivan George & MG Tyda Cathy & Bill Veal Rick & Deborah Waggoner Andrew & Kathryn Wells Bob & Cecily Wells Robert & Leona Westgate Chris & Malisia Wilkins Bud & Mary Yost

BACKERS ($250+) Anonymous Mike & Kimberly Abney Roger & Renee Alexander Vicky Anthony Christine Audette Connie & Gib Backlund Peter Battista Lynell & Robert Bell Ruth Birge Terry & Laurie Brock Bill & Ginger Brown Jeff & Helen Byrd Lisa & Gus Campano in memory of Kay Hal Ann Campbell

Michael & Ann Campbell Amanda Casey Keets Cassar Brent & Lynn Clever Mike & Joanie Covell Crystal Visions Jerry & Diane David Lynn Decher Tom & Kimberly Dellinger Carolyn Dibble Tom Donovan Valerie & Bill Douberley Carolyn Dozier Edward & Lillian Eich Deborah Evilia

Christopher & Mary Fender Sheryl Fortune James Francis Tom Gliniecki Steve & Kathy Glover Bonnie & David Gold in honor of our grandchildren Tom & Tina Harper Mark Heles Gail Henson Carol & Winston Hodges Barbara & Wendell Holland Richard & Ruth Howe


BACKERS ($250+) Diane Jankowski James & Joyce Jennings James W. Johnson Dr. Don & Patsy Farmer Jones in honor Bradley & Elizabeth Jones Gene & Ann Klimstra Jim Jurczyk Pam & Jim Kessaris Ken & Sue Kilburn Lee & Sarah King Gene & Ann Klimstra Randolph & Donna Klopp La Schiazza Family Mark Sothmann & Kathleen Lally Judy & Bill LaMée John Lauritsen Laura & Ron Leatherwood Matt Lee Roger & Nadine Mackintosh Gayle Magruder Charles Marston Frank & Mary McGlashan

Marcy McGuigan Greg Meuwissen Virginia Michel Donald & Linda Miller Rachel & Jerry Moran Bob & Stacye Murphy Ann & Carolyn Dennis O’Connor Laura Olson in memory of Don & Ting Douglass Melanie & Charles Palmer John & Sylvia Peters Louis Popiel Andrew & Marilyn Price Chip & Karen Pryde Sara & Mo Rainey Lisa Raufeisen & Dr. Mark L. Goldstein David Reeves Jenny Rich Elaine Rindner Carl & Kathy Roed John Russ Karen & Paul Schaefer

Carlann Scherping Glenn & Jan Shefter Ann Smith Dr. Leonard & Linda Snyder Walter & Cheryl Snyder Gail & Nelson Sobel Rose Mary Stalter in memory of Clifford Stalter, a life well-lived Paula Steele Larry & Mary Ann Stewart Cathy Stokes Charlotte Summey Alice & Joe Taylor Lois Taylor Sharon K. Tirrell in memorium for Stanley Tirrell Sandy & Bill Tucker Deborah Whitley Barbara Volk Bob & Kathy Welch Nancy Wert Linda & Bob Winans Maureen Winingham

SUPPORTERS ($100+) Anonymous John Adamson Jason Alfrey David & Susan Amsler Bernie Angus Bernie Apple, Ph.D. Ann Armstrong Dempsey Bailey Paul & Laurie Bakke Jean Baldwin Betty Ballard Linda Barat Mr. & Mrs. John Barker Nina Barker Marilyn Barnwell David & Pam Baron Melissa Baur Bill & Ceelie Beacham William C. Beck Iris Bentley

Philip & Phyllis Bentley Scott & Nancy Benyon Mary D. Bicknell John & Dorian Blackmon Books For Good Judith Bliss Peter & Georgia Bonesteel Sherrill Bradsher Carolyn & Edward Brann Ann Brindisi Chase Brock Joe Brumit Susan K. Bryant in honor of Lisa K. Bryant David & Judy Burnstein Kate Bush Richard & Susan Bush Alice L. Carey Robert Carlson Carol M. Schobert

Katharine Carnahan John & Carol Carrano Emmett & Marsha Casey in memory of Diane Langan Kullman Mary Casey Mike & Linda Charping Linda & David Chase in memory of Anthony D. Melillo Joe & Cheryl Chasin William Clontz Edward & Mary Coffey Gay Coleman Newt & Adele Colston Karen Conley Art Cooley Alice Cooper Ann & Aaron Corbin John Cox & Peter Parry in memory of Charlotte P. Cox


SUPPORTERS ($100+) Thomas & JoAnn Cox James Danskin Dan & Lois Deely In memory of Bob Hollely David L. Dethero Nancy Dickerson Jacqueline & Joe Dipasquale Fran Dopler Milton Dowdeswell Dave & Barb Duggin Daniel & Vickie Dunleavy Cynthia Eckroth in memory of Theodore Eckroth Janet M. Egolf David Elliot in memory of Bella Rindner Anderson & Brittany Ellis Becky Elston Judy Taylor & John Evans Dorothy Fantle in honor of The Flat Rock Playhouse team (staff and board) for proving that out of crisis comes opportunity! Frank Felsburg Juliette Fister Charles & Angie Flynn-McIver Brandon J. Ford Reba Furches Mr. & Mrs. J. Gabel Virginia Gambill Brian & Tina Gamble Mary Garnett in honor of Izzie &her fabulous mom & grandmother, Shannon M.C. Gaylord Matthew Glover Barbara Goodman Adam & Sam Goodrum Sheila Grapes Mike & Lorraine Greco Blaine & Cynthia Greenfield Michael Griffith Judith Haase in memory of Soleil Haase Bill & Sally Hale

Anne Hanson Sharon Harbin Michael Hart Lynn Harton Mary Haslam Julie Hazlett Marge & Ed Heard John Hemmer Bonny Herman Brookwood Village in memory of Ron Buono John & Jenny Hewson Charles Holland Mary Hopkins Ellen Horst Dick & Eva House Richard Hren & Carlotta Olson Hugh & Sally Hursey Teresa Iacono in memory of Mary Louise & Conrad Iacono The Thomas T. & Bernice F. Irvin Foundation, Inc. Dot & Steve Ivie Mary Jaeger-Gale Cathy Jaggars Alan Jastczemski Chris Jetter Fred & Donna Johnson Joy Jones Michael & Ginny Jones Ronald E. Jones Matthew Jones William Jones Matthew Kacergis & Katy Tabb Susan Stokes Kain Martin Kalb David Kalwinsky Ken & Penny Kamis Judith Katz Gary & Lynn Kester Anna Kimmell Kingwood Property Owner Association Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville John & Heather Kogoy Gene Kopf

Dennis LaBarge Kelly E. Lasseigne in honor of Anna Kimmell Adam Lawson Ronald Leslie Dr. Judi Berson-Levinson & Steven Z. Levinson in honor of Teddi Segal Betsy & John MacCarthy The MacDonald Family in honor of Anna Kimmel teacher of wonder Bruce Macdonald Susan Madson Steven & Leslie Maier Anne Maliff Sal & Josefa Mandarino Ralph Marett Jim Marshall in memory of Charlie D. Pace Mike Martinelli Joshua Marx Mike Masters Bill Mayer Kathleen McCammon Sandra McConnell Norma McFarland Barry McMillion James F. Medlin Ageless Grace Brain Health Michael Mellon Lynne Meluch Lissa Messing in memory of Bella Ridner Peggy Midstokke Roberta Moll Richard Monahan Audrey Moore in memory of Joan Laur Bill & Charlotte Moore Judy Morgan The Morris Family Don and Barbara Morrison Louise Motyka Lee Mulligan Luanne Mulvenna


Familia Munoz Amy Musnik Susan Nation Dennis & Gail Nelson Jan Nickerson Allison N. Justus Barbara Oakes Mary Palmer Martha Paradeis Penny A. Parker Carin Parsons Ron & Janet Partin Sue Payne In memory of Maura Scully Arlo Prior Krystal Pusser Robert & Ann Rabb Erin Rainey Tom & Becky Rascoe Dr. Milton Ready in honor of Juanita West Ralph Redpath in memory of Earl Wentz Sam Richwine Derek Rick Eileen Rickard Bill & Leslie Robins in memory of Carol Keighron, Page & Alice Robins Julia Rose Michael & Carol Rosenblum

Roz Ryan Thomas & Julie Ryan Allen Sanders & Family Lydia Sargent C. Rodney & Jeanne D. Sauls Paris Savage Cynthia Schneider Mary Schultz Karen Sessions Cynthia Sherer Dan Shive Linda Sims Janet R. Slinkard Aimee Smallwood Gerald Smith Cliff Sorensen & Carri Clark-Sorensen Samuel Steele Chris & Heather Stepp in honor of Paige Posey Mary Beth Stevens Milton & Jeannie Stewart Joyce Stoppelbein Mark Stringer Marcia Stringert Kim Taylor Linda Thompson Pam & Ed Tiles Elizabeth Toner Rebecca Trepper Alicia T. Vogel

Nancy Vondrak Nancy Waclawek Daryl and Linda Walk Household Bill & Ida Walker John & Leslie Wallace Jim & Janet Walters Mariana Warner Carolyn Waterfield Cheryl Watson James Kelley & Bonnie Webb Michael & Susan Weitzel Tom & Emma Wertenberger Robert Wesneski Ronald Wetmore Laura White Ron Whittemore in memory of Joyce Carpenter James and Georganne Wilke Joe & Pam Wilson Janice Witte Leslie Dee Wynne David Yon David & Rita Yusko Michael Zabalaoui Olivia Zahler Jerry & Gail Zink Natalie Zitnick

Based on cumulative giving totals for the 2021 year through 11/12/2021. The list will be updated for each production in the 2021 Season. Please accept our apologies should any names be inaccurately represented due to human error and/or potential software inaccuracies. Contact oliviapalmer@flatrockplayhouse.org if correction is necessary. Names in Bold are members of the Vagabond Society, our legacy planned giving program.


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