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MICHAEL WEBER Artistic Director

MIKE SCHUPPE Managing Director

Presents

Adrian Aguilar

Jenny Guse

Bear Bellinger

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson David Auburn, Script Consultant Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus tick, tick...BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by Victoria Leacock, Robyn Goodman, Dede Harris, Lorie Cowen Levy & Beth Smith

Scenic Design Ann Davis

Sound Design Joseph Fosco

Lighting Design Costume Design Greg Hofmann Jesus Perez

Co-Projection Design Anna Henson & Rasean Davonte Johnson

Properties Design Adrian Juarez

Production Management Patrick Fries

Stage Management Jill Yetsky

Music Direction by Diana Lawrence

Direction & Choreography by Adam Pelty

tick, tick... BOOM! 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 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com tick, tick...BOOM! 1


CAST Jon.......................................................................................................................ADRIAN AGUILAR* Michael.................................................................................................................. BEAR BELLINGER Susan...............................................................................................................................JENNY GUSE *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in America ^Denotes member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society +Denotes Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate UNDERSTUDIES Jon - ZACH SPOUND, Michael - BRIAN-ALWYN NEWLAND, Susan - KENDRA ROSE LYONS Understudy performances will occur only with an announcement to the audience prior to the show. PLEASE NOTE: tick, tick…BOOM! runs for 90 minutes without an intermission SETTING AND TIME New York City, SoHo, January, 1996 – January 1990 MUSICAL NUMBERS 30/90.................................................................................................................................... Company Green Green Dress......................................................................................................Jon & Susan Johnny Can’t Decide...................................................................................................... Company Sunday................................................................................................................................ Company No More......................................................................................................................Michael & Jon Therapy...........................................................................................................................Jon & Susan Real Life............................................................................................................................... Company Sugar.................................................................................................................................... Company See Her Smile.................................................................................................................... Company Come to Your Senses...........................................................................................................Karessa Why....................................................................................................................................................Jon 30/90 (Reprise)..............................................................................................................................Jon Louder Than Words......................................................................................................... Company

MUSICIANS Conductor/Keyboard....................................................................................DIANA LAWRENCE Drums........................................................................................................................... JIM BARCLAY Conductor/Keyboard Alternate................................................................. NICHOLAS DAVIO Guitar.....................................................................................................................MIKE PRZYGODA Bass...................................................................................................................................JAKE SALEH

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Artistic Director............................................................................................... MICHAEL WEBER^ Director/Choreographer......................................................................................ADAM PELTY^ Musical Director .............................................................................................DIANA LAWRENCE Scenic Designer ........................................................................................................... ANN DAVIS Sound Designer ...................................................................................................JOSEPH FOSCO Lighting Designer ........................................................................................... GREG HOFMANN Costume Designer ................................................................................................... JESUS PEREZ Co-Projection Designers................................................................................ANNA HENSON & RASEAN DAVONTE JOHNSON Properties Designer .......................................................................................... ADRIAN JUAREZ Dramaturg ................................................................................................................KELLI MARINO Assistant Director......................................................................................... CHARLIE McGRATH Dance Captain...........................................................................................KENDRA ROSE LYONS Casting Team Leader............................................................................................ ROB LINDLEY+ Casting Team Members................................................ JENN KINCAID+ & KEELY VASQUEZ Casting Intern.......................................................................................................KELLI JOHNSON P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Production Stage Manager ................................................................................... JILL YETSKY* Production Manager..............................................................................................PATRICK FRIES Technical Director................................................................................MICHAEL SMALLWOOD Carpenter.............................................................................................................. KURT KUPFERER Scenic Painter ................................................................................................ COCO REE LEMERY Sound Engineer.................................................................................................... JENNA MORAN Wardrobe Supervisor............................................................................................ PEGGY CLUNE Stage Management Interns.............................................................................. LUISA BLANCO, RYAN HAMMAN & CHARLES MATCH Lighting Design Intern .................................................................................. CHARLES MATCH AU D I E N C E S E R V I C E S House Managers.............................................................. LUISA BLANCO & RYAN HAMMAN M A R K E T I N G S TA F F Press Representative.......................................SHOUT MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS: JAMES JULIANO & JILL EVANS Promotional Photographers..............................................................BRANDON DAHLQUIST JEREMY RILL Promotional Video Producer................................................................................ CHRIS GEKAS Promotional Video Director.................................................................................. SEAN KELLY+ Website & Logo Design .....................................JON RUNNFELDT+, LAB OF LIFE DESIGN Graphic Design .....................................................................................................GINA GUARINO A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F Managing Director ...............................................................................................MIKE SCHUPPE Administrative & Marketing Associate.................................................... AMY LUDWIGSEN Grant Writer ................................................................................................... DONALD SPRAGUE

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BIOGR APHIES ADRIAN AGUILAR (Jon) is incredibly honored and excited to be a part of this amazing production. Ever since he first heard the soundtrack to tick, tick...BOOM! in high school he couldn’t wait until he was old enough to play this role. To be going on this journey with such a great theater and with this phenomenal creative team and cast is overwhelming. Recently Adrian was seen as “Berger” in Hair at the Paramount Theater, “Young Ben” in Follies at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and as “Danny Zuko” in The Original Grease at ATC. Prior to that he had various roles in Drowsy Chaperone, Pinocchio, A Chorus Line, Music Man, Guys and Dolls, and How Can You Run With a Shell On Your Back? at the Marriott Theatre. Adrian is also a personal trainer and is very passionate about health and wellness. So much love to his wife and hero, Brianna Borger. Thanks to friends and family for their undying support. www.adrianaguilar.com JENNY GUSE (Susan) is thrilled to make her Porchlight debut with tick, tick... BOOM! Chicagoland credits include Gypsy (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Follies (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), 42nd Street (Marriott Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Theatre at the Center), and Chess (Theo Ubique). Jenny has also performed in numerous productions with Timber Lake Playhouse; favorite shows include Chicago (Roxie), The Producers (Ulla), The Foreigner (Catherine), and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Jenny would like to thank Michael, 4 Porchlight

Adam, and Diana for this exciting opportunity, and her family for their constant support. www.jennyguse.com BEAR BELLINGER (Michael) is thrilled to be bringing this wonderful piece to life on Porchlight’s stage. You may have previously seen him in the ensemble of Timeline Theatre’s production of Enron, as “Peter” in Court Theatre’s Porgy and Bess, as “Tom Collins” in Rent with Big Noise and Ouroborus Theatres, or in Porchlight’s own fundraiser By Popular Demand. He would like to thank Adam and Diana for this great opportunity and his amazing friends and family for never allowing him to grow complacent. ZACH SPOUND (Jon Understudy) makes his Chicago debut. A recent Northwestern University graduate, his college credits include Danny & The Deep Blue Sea, The Edge Of Peace, Assassins, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 12 Angry Men, and Regina Taylor’s State(s) Of America. He recently appeared in Othello, La Ronde, and Love’s Labours Lost at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Zach has also been a pianist at Howl At The Moon Minneapolis. Thanks to family. KENDRA ROSE LYONS (Susan Understudy) is delighted to be a part of this production. She recently moved to Chicago after graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She cannot think of a better way to get involved with theatre in a new city than


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) working with the fantastic and talented Porchlight company. Kendra’s most recent roles have included “Roxie Hart” in Chicago and “Nikki” in Sweet Charity, both at the Greer Garson Theatre in Santa Fe. She spends a lot of her time writing and recording music which she plays all over Chicago with her band Felix and Lyons. Thanks to the cast and crew of tick, tick..BOOM!, and to the supporters in the audience, whom without, the wonderful world of performance would not be possible. BRIAN-ALWYN NEWLAND (Michael Understudy) a native of Guyana, South Africa, enjoys a variety of musical styles. Recent credits include: Porgy and Bess (Court Theatre), In Darfur (Timeline Theatre), Cats (Theo Ubique) Big River (Boho Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (LaCosta Theatre), Rent (Nightblue), There and Back (CCPA), A Little Night Music (Light Opera Works), Three Sisters (CCPA). Brian-Alwyn holds a BM in voice performance from Appalachian State University and a Masters in voice from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. He is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Brian-Awlyn thanks God everyday for his amazing blessings, family, friends, and mentors for their loving support. “I want my voice to not only stimulate your mind, but move your soul”. Brian-Alwyn would like to thank the Porchlight family for this awesome opportunity. Stay in contact @ www.thebrianalwyn.com twitter.com/thebrianalwyn. AUTHOR JONATHAN LARSON (Book, Music & Lyrics) was born to Allan and Nanette Larson in Mount Vernon, New York, on February 4, 1960. A talented actor and musician, he was offered a full scholarship to

Adelphi University on Long Island, where he met his idol (and later mentor) Stephen Sondheim. After graduating, he moved to the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan and, over a period of 12 years, wrote many plays and musicals, including the off-Broadway hit tick, tick...BOOM! It wasn’t until 1994, however, that he began work on what would be known as Rent. Finished in 1995, the musical was set to go into previews off-Broadway in early 1996. However, the night of the final dress rehearsal, Jonathan died of an aortic dissection as a result of later-to-be-known Marfan’s syndrome. ARTISTIC STAFF ADAM PELTY (Director/ Choreographer) is currently the Resident Choreographer for the National Touring Company of Billy Elliot. Directing and/or choreography credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel (original Broadway production), Five Course Love (Capital Rep), Syncopation (Merrimac Rep), The Wild Party and A New Brain (Ithaca), Hello Dolly and Sweet Charity (Interlochen). Recent Chicago area acting credits include 42nd Street and The Drowsy Chaperone (Jeff nomination) at the Marriott, as well as Spamalot at Drury Lane. Broadway acting credits include: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Elton) Cyrano – The Musical (Valvert), Steel Pier, Joseph (Simeon), A Christmas Carol (Fred), and Titanic (Fleet). Adam is the founder of Moveable Arts, a Broadway education company. He has served on the faculties of NYU, Ithaca College and Interlochen Center for the Arts, and can occasionally be found teaching dance classes for Hubbard Street. Adam also serves as artistic director of Summer Stars, a prestigious arts camp program in Rochester, New York. Adam is the son of legendary Chicago performer Lee Pelty. Most notable achievement: 14 year old son, Noah. www.adampelty.com tick, tick...BOOM! 5


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) DIANA LAWRENCE (Music Director/ Conductor) is a singer, songwriter, pianist and music director based in Chicago. She has performed at venues ranging from Symphony Center and the Auditorium Theatre to the Green Mill and the Double Door. Diana has become known for her ability to work in a wide variety of musical styles and with performers of all kinds. As a pianist, Diana has accompanied singers, instrumentalists and choirs, from young students to seasoned professionals. She also works regularly as an improvising pianist for theatre, dance, comedy, and performance poetry. Diana has been a professional musical director since her teens, and has worked with a wide variety of Chicago theatres including The Second City and Apple Tree Theatre. A classically-trained vocalist, Diana also gigs regularly with jazz combos and pop bands in Chicago. As a singer/songwriter, Diana has been compared to Ben Folds, Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor, and her band, Diana & the Dishes, released their debut album, Take A Picture, in August 2010. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Diana holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, as well as an ongoing degree in professional music-making from the School of Hard Knocks in lovely Chicago, IL. ANN DAVIS (Set Designer) has worked In Chicago, as a designer, painter and builder at many theatres and some films shot in the area. In 2001, she was awarded best non union scenic design of the year in Colorado for the set design for the play Terra Nova. She has had the special opportunity to be able to teach at UIC and work with children and community groups in Chicago and Indiana. She has also done decorative as well as ordinary masonry and paint restoration on historic homes in Chicago and Oak Park. She holds a B.S. in road and building 6 Porchlight

construction (industrial technology) with a minor in Fine Art and an M.F.A. in theatre design. Thanks to my family and David. JOSEPH FOSCO (Sound Designer) is a Chicago-based composer and sound designer. He has been nominated for a New York Drama Desk award, and nine Jeff awards. He has received three Jeff Awards, two After Dark awards and an Orgie Theatre Award. Joseph is a company member of A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago. He has also designed shows at The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, The Museum Of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Northlight Theatre, Marriott’s Theatre in Lincolnshire, Noble Fool Theatricals/ Fox Valley Rep., Theater Wit, Porchlight Theatre and many others. Regionally he has composed music and designed sound at Barrow Street Theatre (NY), 29th Street Rep. (NY) and theatres in Seattle, Madison, and Milwaukee. In England Joseph has designed in London, Edinburgh, Brighton, and Manchester. Joseph has composed music for film, video, multimedia, and dance. Visit www.josephfosco.com for more information. GREG HOFMANN (Lighting Designer) Recent productions include Enron, Timeline Theatre Company, Passing Strange, Bailiwick Chicago, American Girls’ Revue, Most Valuable Player, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Permanent Collection: Madison Repertory Theatre, and over 20 productions for Cedar Fair Amusement Parks across the country. Assistant designs have been seen at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, and the Geffen Playhouse in LA. Greg holds an MFA in lighting design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. www.hofmannlightingdesign.com


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) JESUS PEREZ (Costume Designer) is an award-winning freelance costume designer. In 2005 he received the Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Costume Design of the year for his work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the received the Joseph Jefferson Citation for his work on Mack and Mabel at Circle Theatre in Oak Park where he was Jeff Nominated for his costume designs of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Can-Can. He was the 2010 winner of the Broadwayworld.com Award for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. His most recent work was seen in the well-received productions of Urinetown and The Ritz also at Circle Theatre. Perez is the resident costume designer at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre where this season he will design Jekyll and Hyde, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Marvelous Wonderettes. He is cofounder and full time Artistic Director of Chicago Kids Company – Theatre for Children now in its 20th season. ANNA HENSON (Co-Projection Designer) is an artist working in projection design, video installation, experimental performance, and filmmaking. A recent Chicago transplant, her work has been seen in various states across the USA, England, Germany, Denmark, and Scotland, where she received her MFA in video and live performance from the Glasgow School of Art. She is pleased to be working with Porchlight for the first time. Previous Chicago credits include The MASSIVE’s Faust (Co-Projection Design), Chicago Dramatists’ Jeff Recommended Blizzard ’67 (Projection Design), and the first stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, premiering at Court Theatre (Associate Video Editor for Projection Designer Alex Koch). Other credits include Cornell College’s Sophocles’ Electra (Artist-inResidence and Projection Design), and Copenhagen ‘human-specific’ theatre company Cantabile2’s installation-

performance Venus Labyrinth (Assistant Set Design). Please visit www.annahenson.com. RASEAN DAVONTE JOHNSON (Co-Projection Designer) is an experimental film and theatre artist with a deep interest in the application of video for live performance and experimentation with form and process. He is delighted to work with Porchlight again, this time as a designer. Currently you can see his work at Court Theatre with Angels in America. Previous theatre credits include, The Original Grease, and Welcome to Arroyo’s with American Theater Company, Momma’s Boyz with Teatro Vista, Faust with The MASSIVE, Powerless: Issues 1-3 with SYS, Sketchbook: Evolution with Collaboraction, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls...with Halcyon Theatre, and The Oxford Roof Climbers Rebellion, Brutal Imagination, and Wreckage with Caffeine Theatre where he is also an artistic associate. Upcoming projects include Joan’s Laughter with the side project, and The Ballad of Lula Del Ray 2.0 with Manual Cinema. ADRIAN JUAREZ (Properties Designer) is in the process of getting his BA in Theatre at Columbia College. Adrian has previously worked on props for A Bright New Bosie (LiveWire Chicago) and also worked on props for A Catered Affair (Porchlight Music Theatre) as the Properties Intern. Adrian’s other miscellaneous work/ shows include: Pippin (The Bohemian Theatre Ensemble), Titanic (Cock and Bull Theatre) and Tom Jones (The Polarity Ensemble). He would like to personally thank Arik & Carmen for their never-ending support. KELLI MARINO (Dramaturg) has worked as a dramaturg with American Blues Theater, A Red Orchid, Court Theatre, TimeLine, Porchlight Music Theatre, Eclipse, Stage Left, and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Kelli holds tick, tick...BOOM! 7


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) an M.A. from the University of Arizona and a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado. She is the resident dramaturg, outreach coordinator and ensemble member at American Blues Theater. Kelli is also the Regional Vice President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America— Chicago, and the proud coordinator of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Artistic and Technical Team. CHARLIE McGRATH (Assistant Director) is an associate member of the SDC and a graduate of AMDA and Northwestern University, where she directed All’s Well That Ends Well, I Hate Hamlet, and Taming of the Shrew. Professionally, she’s directed Minimalistic Men for Appetite, Chekhov’s Anyuta, and staged readings of Land Where My Fathers Died for Polarity and Aaron Mays’ Sticks and Stones. She has assistant directed Griffin’s No More Dead Dogs and Letters Home and Remy Bumppo’s Chesapeake. Next up she’ll be directing The Ruby Sunrise for Proud Kate Theatre Project and assistant directing The Vortex for Dead Writer’s Theater Collective and Assassins for The GoForth. Most importantly, she is thrilled to be working on tick, tick...BOOM! MICHAEL WEBER (Artistic Director) completes his first season as Porchlight’s company’s new Artistic Director. Weber has won two Jeff Awards and has been nominated for seven. He directed the past six Joseph

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Jefferson Awards ceremonies and previously served as Artistic Director for the inaugural season of Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place (2005) and Theatre at the Center (1998-2004). He has also been a successful actor at venues including Ravinia, Chicago Shakespeare and Marriott Theatre, where he most recently appeared in For the Boys and White Christmas. Weber’s directing credits include Fifth of July and Talley’s Folly at the Oak Park Festival Theatre, The Petrified Forest at Theatre at the Center, Over the River and Through the Woods at The Mercury Theater, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Pheasant Run Theatre, and Cirque du Symphony at Sears Center Arena. His productions of Assassins at Porchlight Music Theatre, Grand Hotel at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place and She Loves Me at Theatre at the Center were each nominated for a Jeff Award for Best Production-Musical. Weber’s regional acting credits include Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy (starring Patti LuPone) at Ravinia, Disney’s My Son, Pinocchio at First Stage Milwaukee, Around the World in 80 Days at Cleveland Playhouse, The Winter’s Tale and Henry V at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, It Had To Be You (starring Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka) at Little Theatre on the Square, Angel Street at First Folio Shakespeare, and The Gifts of the Magi at Indiana Repertory. Weber is author of the new play, WAR of the WELLeS.


P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F JILL YETSKY* (Stage Manager) Chicago credits: Broadway in Chicago’s Working (ASM). Noble Fool Theatricals’ It’s a Wonderful Life, Altar Boyz and Some Enchanted Evening. Also in Chicago The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Chicago and San Francisco). With Reduced Shakespeare: Bible: The Complete Works of God (Abridged) and Completely Hollywood (Abridged) Chicago and Tour. PATRICK FRIES (Production Manager) is thrilled to be working with Porchlight Music Theatre. Some of Pat’s most recent credits include Falling: A Wake, Precious Little, These Shining Lives, The Walls, Mary’s Wedding, and 26 Miles (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble); Momma’s Boyz (Teatro Vista) The UN Inspector, Dying City, Boom, End Days, War With The Newts, The Piano Teacher, and Madagascar (Next Theatre); Generic Latina

2010 and Lunatic(a)s (Teatro Luna); and Welcome Yule! 2009 and 2010 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra). MIKE SCHUPPE (Managing Director) is the newest member of the team, joining the Porchlight staff in March. He has been an arts administrator and consultant for the past 20 years. Most recently Mike was the Managing Director of the award-winning Imagination Theater in Chicago and the business manager for Apple Tree Theatre in Highland Park. He has consulted with more than 70 arts organizations including Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Comedy Sportz, Mordine & Company Dance Theatre, Chicago Slam Works, and Theatre Hikes in the Chicago area. Mike also worked for 15 years in the corporate business world. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the Goodman School of Drama / DePaul University.

A B O U T P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E Mission Statement Porchlight is Chicago’s music theatre. By uniting the arts of music, drama, dance, and design we transform stories into passionate and relevant events, which affect the lives of artists and audiences alike. As professionals and leaders in this field, we nurture and develop new artists and works, expanding and redefining the music theatre genre while matching artistic vision with fiscal responsibility. PMT Board of Directors JEANNIE LUKOW - President - Owner, Bespoke Cuisine MARY KAY CONLEY - Vice President / Secretary - Director of Labor Relations & H.R., Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co. RON ZOROMSKI - Treasurer - CFO Kaplan University CHERYL COONS - Resident Playwright, Chicago Dramatists BILL CROWTHER - President, Commodity Consulting Inc. BIL INGRAHAM - Senior Director/Partnership Marketing, Westfield Group JAMES JENSEN - Concert Producer & Manager of Special Projects, Drury Lane Theatre, Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University KATHRYN MICHAEL - Annual Giving Director, Northwestern Memorial Foundation RHODA REELING - President Emerita (retired) GREG VITI - Distributor-Call One, RealtorThe Viti Group-Prudential Rubloff Properties MIKE SCHUPPE - ex officio MICHAEL WEBER - ex officio tick, tick...BOOM! 9


A B O U T P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E ( c o n t .) PMT Artistic Associates Charissa Armon, Danny Bernardo, Brianna Borger, Christin Boulette, Carrie Beth Bramlett, Wm. Eric Bramlett, Brenda Didier, Eugene Dizon, Lara Filip, Sarah Hayes, Bil Ingraham, Sean Kelly, Jenn Kincaid, Rob Lindley, Doug Peck, Christopher Pazdernik, Gerald Richardson, Jonny Runnfeldt, Jon Steinhagen, Jenny Tjepkema, Heather Townsend, Thom Van Ermen PMT Advisory Board JOHN BUCCHINO - New York, NY, Award winning Broadway and Film Composer/Lyricist BRENDA DIDIER - Kenosha, WI, Owner/Freelance Choreographer, Lincolnshire Academy of Dance WILLIAM FINN - New York, NY, Tony Award winning Composer/Lyricist PATRICK LEDERER - Glencoe, IL, Partner, Korman-Lederer Realty LAURA LEDERER - Glencoe, IL, Vice President, IBM JILL MOORE - Burbank, CA, Founder, Porchlight Music Theatre ROB OBERWISE - North Barrington, IL, Owner/President Executive Partners MAURY YESTON - New York, NY, Tony Award winning Composer/Lyricist KRISTI ZIMMERMANN - Chicago, IL, Vice President (Retired), Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago PMT BenefIt Committee Christin Boulette, David Dorton, Jenn Kincaid, Elizabeth McKevitt Knollman, Kathryn Michael – Chair, Mike Schuppe PMT Finance Committee Cheryl Coons, Bill Crowther, James Jensen, Jeannie Lukow, Rhoda Reeling, Mike Schuppe, Greg Viti, Michael Weber, Ron Zoromski – Chair PMT Marketing Committee Danny Bernardo, Brianna Borger, Wm. Eric Bramlett, Dina DiCostanzo, Bil Ingraham – Chair, James Jensen, Jeannie Lukow, Brad McCormick, Mike Schuppe, Michael Weber

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SPECIAL THANKS To Stage 773 and to our subscribers and audience members who maintain a continuing commitment to our work. Our special dining partner is Cooper’s—A Neighborhood Eatery, critically acclaimed for their good food, extensive beer list, and good value. Located across the street from the theatre, Coopers offers 10% off the food bill to Porchlight patrons, and if you dine there and stay for our show, you can use their parking lot for free. We are grateful to Coopers for their food donation for the opening reception of each show. Please patronize them! 1232 West Belmont / Chicago, IL 60657 / 773.929.COOP (2667)

Porchlight Music Theatre is a proud member of the League of Chicago Theatres, Theatre Communications Group, Producing Area Chicago Theatres and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. A N N UA L S U P P O R T Individuals can support Porchlight with gifts to the annual fund and with ticket purchases to the benefit concerts and the annual auction gala. 87% of all donations in America come from individuals. Please consider making a gift to Chicago’s leader in music theatre, the company acclaimed for nurturing young talent and talent new to Chicagoland. Porchlight appreciates the grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Porchlight encourages its audience members to thank their alderman, state representative, and state senator for supporting such vital government funding for the arts. Foundation/Corporate Sponsors A.R.T. League Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development Bespoke Cuisine Chase Bank CityArts Program/City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Illinois Arts Council - A State Agency

The MacArthur Fund for Art & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Association of Realtors Peoples Energy Season Major In-Kind Donors & Sponsors Mike Accardo Bespoke Cuisine Carpets of Highwood Compliance Signs, Inc. Cooper’s - A Neighborhood Eatery Matthew Lew Jon Runnfeldt – Lab of Life Design

Producer $2,500+ Commodity Consulting, Inc. Mary Kay Conley Brenda Didier Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Kathryn Michael Peoples Energy Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Illinois Arts Council - A State Agency The MacArthur Fund for Art & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Avy & Marcie Stein Ron & Judie Zoromski tick, tick...BOOM! 11


A N N UA L S U P P O R T ( c o n t .) Director $1,000+ City Arts 2 Program Kevin & Jan Holland IBM Corporation Diane Hires William Ingraham & Brad McCormick James Jensen Patrick & Laura Lederer Jeannie Lukow Rhoda Reeling Eddie Sugarman Choreographer $500-$999 Kyle Burke Cheryl Coons Jon & Darcy Heuring Yvette Ingraham Jean Klingenstein Andrew Pollis Jerry Proffit Stage Manager $250-$499 Lisa Bierly Richard Brannegan David Crabbe Maureen B. Daw Leonora Dickson Rich Dilts Jonathan Fiala Judith Friedman Scott Goldstein William & Winfred Heuring Gitta Jacobs Charlotte Newfeld Keith Olenik Lindsey Pearlman Charles Peng Kim Shambrook & Angela Johnson Susan Wishnick & Allen Steinberg Artist $100-$249 Jil Adamczyk ART League Larry Baker Francis & Mona Barth 12 Porchlight

Steven Bashwiner Richard Boyum & Louie Chua Wm. Eric Bramlett Fred & Charlotte Broitman Sarah McKinley Carter Jay Cook Sandra Daulton Kate Devore Deanna Dunagan Thomas & Helen Fanning Larry & Eileen Frederick Barbara Gaines Jack Goes Jason Groh Susan Haimes Jack Hakman Marty Higginbotham David & Lolly Holland Rosalie Kaplan Pat Kapsalis Louis Kersten Jenn Kincaid Wayne Koepke Stephen Kolinski Therese Kozlowski Linda Kraft Sean Allan Krill Thomas Lengacher David Marker & Georgann Joseph Henry & Florine Marks Mary Ellen Masek Jerry McCann Elizabeth McKevitt & Phillip Knollman Kenneth Meyer John & Linda Michael Anne Michka Arlene Mikol Steve & Karen Multer Drs. Shelley & Maris Nasatir Jeffrey M. Parker Laurie Pfiffner Angela & Charlie Platt Jane Purdy Mark Rabinowitz & Curtis Clark Anthony Riviello

Mary Schilling-Martin John & Suzanne Shambrook Jay & Tamara Sims Elizabeth Sivak Donald E. Sprague Brad Thien Peter & Therese Thursby Keely Vasquez Shifra Werch Joan Werhane Mary Alice Wheeler Roberta Zabel Sarah Zematis Kristi Zimmermann Patron $50-$99 Frank & Joan Adkins Jim Anderson Elizabeth Auman Sandra Barnett-White James Barrett Heather Behanna David Belew Michael & Margaret Blecha Carol Bowler John Breslin Lesli Cason Jessica Chakos Kevin & Maureen Cogan Magdalyn Cohn Elizabeth Derrico Susan & Frank Di Costanzo Diane Dorsey Roberta Duchak Brigid Duffy Michael Elkow Jr. Robin Fabricatore Ray & Patt Fiala John & Judith Figliuolo Edward Flaherty Kyle Gearhart Arlene Gembala Charles Giglio Cindy Gold David Goldberg David Gould Gray Talent Group Linda Grear


A N N UA L S U P P O R T ( c o n t .) George Green Tom Guerra Michael V. Hamilton Brooke Jaeky Kristin Johnson Heidi Juiris Marian Kaderbek Joanne Kraft Barbara Larson Joan Lovell Julian Magdaleno Frances Maggio Diana Martinez Elizabeth McGarry Beckie Menzie David Michael Johanna McKenzie Miller Madeline Moon Tom Mullen Julia Neary Susan Newman & Michael Lowenstein Tom O`Connor Kate Oczkowski Michael Pauken Pepsico Foundation Ronald & Kathy Primeau Victoria Quade William Raffeld Melissa Reardon-Henry Jeff Richey Mark Satter Tamara Schiller & Charles Hoffman Rosemary Schnell & Russ Bruzek Steven & Janice Schoneman Steven & Janis Schroeder

Linda Shore Jack Short Sarah Simpson Michael Sloan Sara Stern Mary Pat Studdert Richard Terrett Sean Thomas Benjamin Turry Christa & Thom Van Ermen Kristine Vanko Tina & Dennis Vaughn Betsy & David Weisman Claudia Winkler Larry Wyatt Friend $25-$49 Robert Armstrong Robert Austin Matt Belcher Jeanne Berkowitz Nan Birmingham N.J. Blumenstein Kathleen Breski Lili-Anne Brown Michael Buenger Inara Bundza Lucinda Burkhardt Art & Fern Callistein David Chinitz Gerald & Donna Cody Scott Daniels Matthew Decaro Major George F. & Mary Dempsey Louise Dieterle Cardi Fleck Eric Fors

Kristen Freilich Marcia & Thomas Fritz Tom & Mary Gibbons Jeffrey Glenn Mary Ann Greco Deanna Haverty Sarah Hayes Bobbie & Bob Heiman Jonathan Hickerson Gary Houston Michele Howard K.S. Kaihara Jesse Kane Stevan & Patricia Krkljes Iga Ksiazek Mario Mazzetti Thomas Moore Jill Moore Richard Murphy Caroline Overman Susan & Pat Pastin Patrick Phelan Barbara J. Plona Bradley Puckett Sue Ravenscraft Grant Robbin Susan Samson Ronald Sarbieski Marianne Schenker Lynne Schillaci Mr. & Mrs. D.J. Shinkle Stanley & Sandra Sklar Martha Spalding L. Walter Stearns Helen G. Stopek Jennifer Tjepkema Jan Wellspeak Caroline West John Whalin

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GIF T RECOGNITION PROGR A M The Porchlight Music Theatre Gift Recognition Program affords donors the opportunity to remember their beloved deceased with a memorial gift or to honor a friend on a special occasion with a gift in their name. Acknowledgements are sent to those memorialized or honored. Gifts in Memory of: Ruth Ann Andrew Robert Andrews Pat Flanagan Harvey Friedman Connie King Marge Maurer Gifts to Honor the Following Individuals: Christin Boulette Dorton Jenn A. Kincaid Jeannie Lukow & Kathryn Michael on their birthdays Becca Sheehan Walter Stearns & Eugene Dizon on their years of service to Porchlight Michael Weber Kristi Zimmermann

Donations are the lifeblood of a theatre organization. Porchlight welcomes donations to the Annual Fund which supports the operating budget and to the Endowment Fund. We are happy to complete paperwork for matching gift programs. Please contact: Porchlight Music Theatre, 4200 W. Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639-2003, 773.777.9884 or info@porchlightmusictheatre.org As a 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization, all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Porchlight acknowledges gifts with a letter recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an appropriate record for donations.

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A B O U T S TAG E 77 3 Mission Stage 773 acts to embody the vibrant spirit of Chicago off-loop theatre: · We celebrate the creative process, supporting the work of actors, directors, writers, composers and designers. · We nurture the artist, offering technical, organizational and emotional support. · We honor our audience, presenting accessible, affordable, exceptional entertainment.

S TAG E 77 3 B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S Laura Michaud, Chair Brian Posen, Secretary Alex Meyer, Treasurer Michael Gellman, Gayle Grindley, Charles H. Jesser, Steve Miller, Kristen Romans, Quinton Snodgrass, Jill Valentine, Brian Walter Please consider a gift to Stage 773 programming, or “Buy a Seat” in our new “Pro Theater” . Please contact jack@stage773.com for information on donations and sponsorships. Your support is critical to our future – and to the future of the many local artists who partner with us. Stage 773 is partially supported by The Illinois Arts Council and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.

S TAG E 77 3 S TA F F Brian Posen............................................................................................................ Artistic Director Jill Valentine..............................................................................................Director of Operations Brian Peterlin................................................................................................. Director of Facilities Jack Short......................................................................................... Director of Tenant Services and Grant Management Mel Delbridge...............................................................................................................Bookkeeper Emily Claibourne.................................................Resident Stage Manager/ Tech Assistant Box Office and Front of House..........................................Nancy Farnand, Jon RodriQuez, Mandy Whitenack, Laura Wilson & David Yontz Bar Staff ........................................................................ Amy Alfultis, Liz McArthur, Ben Miller, Jacob Welch, Hilary Williams Intern Staff..............................................................Carlos Wagener-Sobrero, Tabitha Valdes Stage 773 ushers provided by The Saints For more information on performances, space rental and special events visit www.stage773.com

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HAVE A SEAT Make your mark on Stage773! Imagine YOUR name on one of the seats in our new renovated “Pro Theatre� seen by thousands of theater-goers each year. Does your family or circle of friends include an off-Loop performing arts enthusiast? Why not honor him or her with recognition right in the middle of the action? Go public with your support for Stage773! Call Jack Short at 773.929.7367 x 112 or email jack@stage773.com to engrave your name in our history today.

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