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Welcome to the new Fox Valley Repertory (formerly Noble Fool Theatricals) – the largest professional, award-winning theater in the Fox Valley area. From outstanding productions to the area’s largest Performing Arts Academy, Fox Valley Repertory continues to create memorable moments for you, provide significant opportunities for youth in our area to explore the power of theatre and use that power to improve their lives and prepare them to be successful, contributing members of our community. We are having a great season and are thrilled that you have joined us. We recently debuted three world premier plays as part of our new Collider New Play Project. Each play went through a workshop and staged-reading with professional actors and directors. Thanks to all who came out to hear them and help support new works for the stage. As summer winds down, we are thrilled to present “They’re Playing Our Song” - a great, classic musical comedy. Don’t forget to buy your tickets to our other fall offerings of the ghost story “Woman in Black” and the return of our four-star classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A live Radio Play.” Each show is a chance for us to create a shared moment with you. In that moment, we hope to connect to the human experience. It’s thrilling to see our community make a commitment to the arts. As a non-profit, ticket sales only account for 70% of our budget. We must rely on grants, sponsorships and individual gifts to continue bringing our best to you. Consider making a tax deductible donation at www.foxvalleyrep.org/ support. We need your support! All the Best,

John Gawlik Artistic Director Fox Valley Repertory

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Proudly Presents

August 18 – October 9, 2011 Book by NEIL SIMON

Music by MARVIN HAMLISCH Lyrics by CAROLE BAYER SAGER Director Jonathan Berry

Music Director Allison Kane

Choreographer Maureen Janson

Scenic Design Chelsea M. Warren

Sound Design Miles Polaski

Costume Design Ricky Lurie

Lighting Design Sarah Hughey

Stage Manager Cathryn “Bula” Bulicek* Casting by Becca Knights, Casting Associate, Simon Casting *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association

Production Sponsors They’re Playing Our Song is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. THE VIDEO AND/OR AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS PERFORMANCE BY ANY MEANS WHATSOEVER IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED 2 Fox Valley Repertory


CAST Sonia.........................................................................................................................Dara Cameron* Vernon.....................................................................................................................Michael Mahler* Chorus............................................................................................................Rodrigo Ignacio Cruz Chorus........................................................................................................... Madeline Duffy-Feins Chorus, Sonia u/s....................................................................................................... Leah Morrow Chorus, Vernon u/s....................................................................................................Doug Pawlik Chorus............................................................................................................................ Sara Sevigny Chorus................................................................................................................Matthew Sherbach Choral Female Understudy.....................................................................................Kelsey Sewell Choral Male Understudy................................................................................................Peter Sipla *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager...................................................................... Kate Collins Floor Manager...............................................................................................................Laura Eilers Properties Master........................................................................................... Kimberly G. Morris F O X VA L L E Y R E P E R TO R Y S TA F F Artistic Director........................................................................................................... John Gawlik Managing Director...................................................................................................Colleen Tovar Production Manager...................................................................................................Tim Stadler Assistant Production Manager................................................................................Laura Eilers Marketing Manager ................................................................................................ Audra Sybert Development Manager ............................................................................................. Scott Piner Company Manager ....................................................................................................Morgan Ball Education Manager............................................................................................ Tracy Whiteside Guest Services Manager ..........................................................................................Morgan Ball House Managers........................................ Erika Davidson, Katherine Minix, Kate Schultz Wardrobe Mistress......................................................................................... Kimberly G. Morris Sound Board Operators............................................................................................. Daniel Link Master Electrician..............................................................................................Charlotte Rathke Ushers................................................................... Katie Beeks, Nancy Edwards, Amber Mack P H E A S A N T R U N R E S O R T B O X O F F I C E & R E S E R VAT I O N S S TA F F Director of Transient Sales......................................................................................Jeanne Hahn Director of Entertainment .................................................................................... Cyndi Nelson Call Center Director.............................................................................................. Anna Pecoraro Group Sales Manager..............................................................................................Maggie Cross Call Center Supervisor.......................................................................................Barbara Splinter Call Center Agents.......................................................................Anne Ringrose, Julie Phillips, Angie Rosochacki, Katie Cluff, Elise Gagliardi, Dawn Bosman, Sarah Divelbiss, Mary Gallo, Sandra Moment

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SPECIAL THANKS Pheasant Run Resort, Means of Production, Oakbrook Hotels Inc., Penske West Chicago, McArdle Enterprises Inc. Board Of Directors David Hayes, President Dan Hayman, Secretary David White, Treasurer Paul Botts, Katherine Cornell, Kevin Hewitt, Mike Penny, Jeff Meyer, Stephen Healey, Tamara Sims Education Committee Ron Koeppl, Donna Stockman, Ryan Colton

is a proud supporter of For more information about the Saints & to join in, please call 773-529-5510, email office@saintschicago.org, or visit www.saintschicago.org. www.foxvalleyrep.org/saints P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y DARA CAMERON (Sonia)* is excited to make her Fox Valley Repertory debut. Credits include Merrily We Roll Along (The Music Theatre Company), How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?,The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella and Little Women (Marriott Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Hello, Dolly! (Theatre at the Center), Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Buddy Holly Story (Drury Lane Oakbrook), and Meet Me in St. Louis (Drury Lane Water Tower). Dara is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and a graduate of Northwestern University. She’s very happy to get to perform and carpool with her husband! Thanks to Jonathan and the whole Fox Valley Rep team.

Working at the Broadway Playhouse. Other credits include 12 Angry Men (Maltz Theatre, Jupiter FL – Carbonell Award: Best Ensemble), The Illusion (Court), Magnolia (Goodman), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Producers (Theatre at the Center), High Fidelity (Route 66), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marriott), Tomorrow Morning (Greenhouse – Chicago Cast Recording), The Buddy Holly Story (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit (Royal George), My Favorite Year (Bailiwick – Jeff Citation Award, After Dark Award), and Sweet Smell of Success (Circle). Michael is the composer/lyricist of How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? (with Alan Schmuckler), Knute Rockne: All-American (with David H. Bell and Buddy Farmer), and others. He is thrilled to once again share the stage with his wife, Dara Cameron.

MICHAEL MAHLER (Vernon)* is happy to return to Fox Valley Repertory, where he appeared in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He was most recently in

RODRIGO IGNACIO CRUZ (Chorus) National Tour: 25th Anniversary Tour of Cats. Local credits include: Drury Lane, Theatre at the Center, BoHo Theatre

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P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y ( c o n t .) Ensemble and Bailiwick Repertory Theatre. Favorite credits include: Baker in Into The Woods, Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, General Glossop in Jekyll and Hyde, and a dancing waiter in Hello Dolly! He has been seen in commercials for PLS Loan Store, Empire Carpets and Flooring, Citizen Bank, and most recently for the tele-novela Alguien Te Mira on Telemundo. Rodrigo attended Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois: BFA in Musical Theatre and dance. Many thanks to his family for always believing in him when he doubted himself, Travis for being a rock to lean on and Dawn and Brooke at Gray Talent for being the best agents a guy could ask for. MADELINE DUFFYFEINS (Chorus) is thrilled to be making her debut with Fox Valley Repertory! She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University. Currently, Madeline is studying improv at The Second City in Chicago. In 2006, she spent the summer as an apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Past credits include Annie (Wagon Wheel Theatre), The Fantasticks (Porchlight Music Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Light Opera Works) and Pride and Prejudice: The New Musical (Chamber Opera of Chicago). LEAH MORROW (Chorus, Sonia u/s) is delighted to return to the stage at Fox Valley Repertory, last appearing in Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). Regional credits include work with Drury Lane Oakbrook, Chicago Dramatists, Griffin Theatre, Polarity Ensemble Theatre and the former Theatre Building Chicago. Other credits include My Way, A Frank Sinatra Tribute (Rocky Mountain Repertory), What You Don’t Know About Women, A Revue (Singer’s Forum, NYC) and appearing aboard the Disney

Wonder as a Dalmatian-wearing Villain, a Boy who mistreated his toys and a guest at Cinderella’s ball (Disney Cruise Lines). Leah is a cantor and choir director in the city and a proud Columbia College Chicago alumnus. Special thanks to Fox Valley Repertory for this opportunity. DOUG PAWLIK (Chorus, Vernon u/s) is thrilled to make his Fox Valley Repertory debut. His recent Chicago credits include The Pirates of Penzance (The Hypocrites), Sunday in the Park with George (Porchlight Music Theatre), The Philadelphia Story (Circle Theatre), Cabaret (The Hypocrites- Jeff Award for Outstanding Musical), and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Theatre- Hikes). Doug is a proud graduate of North Central College, where he earned his B.A. in Music. He also performs children’s theater with American Eagle Productions, plays/sings as a musician around town and music directs junior high musicals. Thanks to Fox Valley Rep and Jonathan Berry for this opportunity. A heart full of thanks to all who love him and who give him the support and encouragement to do what he loves. SARA SEVIGNY (Chorus) is honored to be making her Fox Valley Repertory debut and thrilled to be working again with old friends. She was last seen in Chicago Opera Vanguard/Caffeine Theatre’s collaboration of BOOJUM! Nonsense, Truth, and Lewis Carroll. Tooting around town has allowed Sara to work with fantastic Chicago theater companies including Timeline (Fiorello), Griffin (The Hostage), Open Eye (TomFoolery, Psycho Beach Party, You Can’t Take it With You, Solid Gold Cadillac), Lifeline (Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch!), The Hypocrites (Three Penny Opera), Defiant (RIP) (Clock Work Fox Valley Repertory 5


P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y ( c o n t .) Orange), Factory Theater (Top Shelf, League of Awesome, Hey! Dancin!), Strawdog (Marathon ‘33), and Porchlight Music Theatre (where she was honored with an Equity Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Sara Jane Moore in Assassins). A card carrying ensemble member with Factory Theater Company, she co-wrote The League of Awesome, with part time superhero, Corrbette Pasko. Thanks to JB for always laughing at her jokes, OEP for being the best, the brood both Elesh and Sevigny for support, and Jon for love, laughter, and life. MeX3 MATTHEW SHERBACH (Chorus) is proud to return to Fox Valley Repertory, where he was last seen in Around the World in 80 Days. Chicago credits include Pony with About Face, Auctioning the Ainsley’s and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler (Non-Equity Jeff nomination for Best Supporting Actor) with Dog and Pony, Red Noses with Strawdog, The Taming of the Shrew and Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Chicago Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew with Theo Ubique, The Misanthrope and Life in the Country with Greasy Joan and Half Magic with Lifeline. KELSEY SEWELL (Choral Understudy), a southern girl from Marion, North Carolina, graduated in 2010 with a BA in acting performance and a minor in dance from Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. Throughout college her roles included Nellie in South Pacific, Conchita in Anna in the Tropics, and Marianne in Tartuffe. She also spent the past three summers in New Philadelphia, Ohio working for the outdoor drama Trumpet in the Land with leading roles all three years within 6 Fox Valley Repertory

their four-show season. Recently she made her Chicago debut in Blue Stone Theatre’s premiere of Emma Unmatched, a modern version of Jane Austen’s Emma as the title character. PETER SIPLA (Male Choral Understudy) recently completed a six month run of Travels with My Aunt at Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois. Other Chicago area theater credits include Year Zero (Victory Gardens Theater), Passion (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Evolution (Collaboraction) Pacific Overtures (Porchlight Music Theatre), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (First Folio Theatre), Fairways!, Forbidden Broadway, Honk!, and A Christmas Carol (Steel Beam Theatre). Peter can be seen and heard in numerous commercials and voiceovers. He is a proud alum of North Central College. TAYLOR BRYSIEWICZ (Bass) is an up and coming bass player in the Chicagoland area studying Mathematics at NIU. He’s recently played for Sweet Charity, Gypsy, and The Music Man. On Sunday mornings you can see him playing at the First Congregational Church in Downers Grove, and on weekends playing in his band “Kelsey Montanez”. He’s extremely excited to be a part of They’re Playing Our Song and hopes you all enjoy his basslines. KENNETH H. JONES (Keyboard/Sax) is ecstatic to be back on this stage and a part of Fox Valley Rep’s inaugural season after having been involved with this company in such shows as Always… Patsy Cline, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Mid-Life: the Crisis Musical, Musical of Musicals (the Musical)!, Roasting Chestnuts: Gina Wants You!, Flanagan’s Wake and Western Civilization. He thoroughly enjoys his involvement with FVR’s Youth Ensemble and Performing Arts Academy


P R O F I L E S O F AC T I N G C O M PA N Y ( c o n t .) with which he has been involved since its inception in ‘06. Since graduating from the University of Illinois in ‘02, Ken has been working in music, theatre, and education. He has accompanied and vocally coached students in the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University for the last four years. Throughout the Chicago area Ken has been performing with a plethora of theatres such as Paramount Theatre, ECC’s Musical Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Circle Theatre and many more. He maintains a local music studio teaching piano, voice, and woodwinds to amazing students of all ages. Ken would like to thank John, Colleen, the rest of the office and production staff, cast, crew, the band and his family for being so brilliantly talented and inspirational! www.ken-jones.com JUSTIN KONO (Drums) is delighted to be making his first appearance at Fox Valley Repertory. Justin is a Chicagobased percussionist, music director, conductor and recording artist of uncommon range. Since entering the

business in high school, he has been in the bands and orchestras of over four dozen professional productions in the Chicago area, including rock legend Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame and other world premiere musicals. Justin has also frequently played with recording artist Keith Harrison and can be heard on the singles Counterculture Angel and Blago, which was featured in the Chicago Red Eye and WGN News. Justin will be graduating from DePaul University’s School of Music in the winter of 2012 and was a member of the Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble 20+ and the DePaul University Symphony Orchestra, appearing at the Symphony Center several times. Justin was last found playing drums for Allison Kane and Jonathan Berry in Griffin Theatre Company’s Jeff Recommended production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company and will be appearing with the duo yet again for Griffin’s production of Spring Awakening. Justin can be found playing every week at the First Congregational Church of Downers Grove.

P R O F I L E S O F T H E P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F JONATHAN BERRY (Director) is a director and teacher in Chicago. Prior work with Steep Theatre includes: Festen, The Resistible Rise of Arturo and the mid-west premiere of The Hollow Lands. As a Griffin Company artistic associate, productions include: The North American premieres of Simon Stephens Port and On the Shore of the Wide World, Company, Picnic, Time and the Conways (Jeff nom – director/ensemble), Dead End, Be More Chill, Brendan Behan’s The Hostage and the critically acclaimed Journey’s End. Other work includes: Suicide, Incorporated at the Gift, A Separate Peace for Steppenwolf’s SYA and Melinda Lopez’s Gary for First Look. Theater Mir: Caucasian Chalk Circle, Remy Bumppo: The Marriage of Figaro, Lifeline Theater: The Piano Tuner (Afterdark award – Best Production). He pursued his MFA in directing from Northwestern Univer-

sity. Upcoming projects include Spring Awakening and Andrew Hinderacker’s Suicide, Incorporated at the Roundabout, NY and I am Going to Change the World at Chicago Dramatists. ALLISON KANE (Music Director) is humbled to be working on another musical with director Jonathan Berry, and even more thrilled to work with Fox Valley Repertory for the first time. This winter she will be teaming up with Berry again to music direct Griffin Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of Spring Awakening. On Broadway, Allison was thrilled to assist orchestrators on the revival of Finian’s Rainbow as well as the hit rock musical Rock of Ages. Off-Broadway Allison could be seen as “Celeste” in the long-running Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding. While NYC was a thrill (with Into the Woods and Ewalt Fox Valley Repertory 7


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) & Walker’s Bromance under her belt as MD) she is much more at home music directing in her native city. Past favorite credits as music director include Company (Griffin), Urinetown (University Players, University of Chicago), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Can-Can (Circle), Barenaked Lads (Chicago and touring Dublin and Provincetown casts), MNNV: Chicago (feat. Andrew Lippa; Brian Mazzaferri), Dennis DeYoung’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Bailiwick; stand-in conductor), and several original shows with Quest Theatre Ensemble. Allison is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a concentration in orchestration and arranging, and enjoys pop music more than you might think. Thanks to her amazing pit and cast, as always. SARAH HUGHEY (Lighting Designer) is excited to be designing with Fox Valley Rep for the first time. Chicago lighting design credits include work with Silk Road Theatre Project, Lifeline, Steep, The House, Seanachai, City Lit, Gift, A Red Orchid Theatre, Provision, American Musical Theatre Project, Lookingglass and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming projects include work with Chicago Dramatists, Chicago Children’s Theatre and Northlight Theatre. Sarah earned her MFA from Northwestern University and teaches lighting design at NU. MAUREEN JANSON (Choreographer) is pleased to make her Fox Valley Rep debut! Her choreography has been seen in recent Chicago area productions with The Hypocrites (Pirates of Penzance), Artistic Home (where she is an artistic associate), Griffin Theatre and Remy Bumppo. Regional choreography and movement coaching includes multiple seasons with Forward Theater, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Madison Repertory Theatre and eleven seasons with the acclaimed American Players Theatre. She has taught nationwide, including Interlochen Center for the Arts, the University of Wisconsin, 8 Fox Valley Repertory

Wichita State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, University of AlaskaFairbanks, Université Laval, Alfred University, Victory Gardens Theatre and Illinois Institute of Technology, among others. Her 25-year career also includes choreography for opera, ballet, modern dance, and film, and she is currently a sought-after specialist in movement and yoga for scoliosis. Maureen dedicates her work to the memory of her loving father, Gene Janson. RICKY LURIE (Costume Designer) is pleased to be working with Fox Valley Rep for the first time. His designs have been seen at: Light Opera Works, American Blues Theater, City Lit, Redtwist, Halo Entertainment, Oak Park Festival, Village Players, Route 66, Red Tape Theatre, The Green House Theater, Profiles, Porchlight Music Theater, Polarity Ensemble Theater, Skokie Park Players, North Central College and Columbia College Chicago. Ricky has assisted at: Theater at the Center, American Theater Company, Victory Gardens, Sinnerman, Steep, Pegasus Players, Live Bait Theater, The Gift, Writer’s and Remy Bumppo. Ricky graduated from Columbia College Chicago’s Theater Department with a concentration in costume design. Thanks to all. www.RickyLurie.carbonmade.com KIMBERLY G. MORRIS (Properties Master) is pleased to be working again with Fox Valley Repertory. Based in Chicago, she freelance designs and builds costumes, wigs, makeup, props, puppets and special effects for numerous venues around the country such as the Chicago Children’s Theatre, Babes with Blades, Shedd Aquarium, Stage Left Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, The Griffin Theater, American Shakespeare Center (VA), Theatre West Virginia (WV), Denison University (OH), Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) and Tecumseh!(OH). Upcoming projects include The Woman in Black and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play with Fox Valley Rep.


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) MILES POLASKI (Sound Designer) is a sound designer, composer and musician in Chicago. He has been a company member, sound designer and music curator with 2nd Story since 2007. In 2010, Miles received a Jeff Award for his sound design on Mouse in a Jar with Red Tape Theatre. Miles has had the pleasure of working with many Chicago theatre companies. Favorite past credits include The Original Grease - American Theatre Company; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - The Gift Theatre; Uncle Vanya - TUTA; Cadillac - Chicago Dramatists; A Christmas Story - Fox Vally Rep.; Talk Radio - The Gift Theatre; Dr. Egg - Redmoon; The Hairy Ape - The Hypocrites/Goodman Theatre; Diversey Harbor - Theatre Seven; Bloody Bess - Backstage Theatre; and Of Mice and Men - Steppenwolf Theatre. www.milesoundesign.com CHELSEA M. WARREN (Scenic Design) Chicago projects include: scenery for Pornography, A Brief History of Helen of Troy and The Hollowlands (Steep Theatre), Educating Rita (Shattered Globe), A Separate Peace (Steppenwolf for Young Adults), K. (Hypocrites), Precious Little (Rivendell), Mrs.Caliban (Lifeline Theatre); production design for Acis & Galatea (Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park Stage) and the XYZ puppetry workshop of Tiny Rooms (About Face). International work includes: La Femme des Sables (companie Unikaji, Paris & Zagreb) and Stones/Air (Barossa International Sculpture Park, Southern Australia). Chelsea received her MFA in Stage Design from Northwestern University. www.chelseaMwarren.com; wwwblogminic.com.

CATHRYN “BULA” BULICEK (Stage Manager)* just finished White Noise at the Royal George Theatre. She has been the resident stage manager for DuPage Opera Theatre for six years and stage managed all the main stage productions of new plays for the International Mystery Festival for two years. Highlights of her career include taking Wenceslas Square to the Belfast Arts Fest in Northern Ireland, and stage managing the ‘93 Parliament of World Religions at the Palmer House. Bula served as resident Stage Manager at Chicago Opera Theatre for eight years, at Ballet Chicago for four years, Court Theatre for two years, and has also stage managed shows at Steppenwolf, Body Politic, Northlight, Next Theatre, Columbia College, North Park University, and was a resident assistant stage manager at the Goodman Theatre for five years. Bula’s also a theatrical hairdresser, coiffing Broadway shows in Chicago such as the premiere of Aida at the Cadillac Palace, and Showboat at the Auditorium Theatre, on which she was hairdresser for Dorothy Loudon and Joyce Van Patten. In addition, she was the hairdresser on the national tour of The Odd Couple - the Female Version starring Barbara Eden, and for Rene Taylor in If You Ever Leave Me I’m Going with You at the Apollo. Some commercials and films, most notably The Road to Perdition, round out her hairdressing career. In addition, Bula has taught anthropology at UIC for three years, and at Northeastern Illinois University for eleven years, where she garnered a teaching excellence award two years in a row. Finally, Bula is also a semi-professional bassoonist, performing in the Prism Chamber Ensemble and playing first chair in the South Loop Symphony – both of which she also manages (of course!). *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers Fox Valley Repertory 9


SUPPORTERS

* Fox Valley Repertory “Founding Members Circle”

Fox Valley Repertory warmly acknowledges the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations for their charitable support. Fox Valley Repertory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and is pleased to recognize contributions received through 7/19/2011. With questions regarding donations, please contact Scott Piner Development Manager at 630/443-0438.

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Ray & Joan DeMaertelaere Julie Denker Gordon Drawer Ron Dubrock Eleanor Dumentat Marty Durkin Laura Eilers Amy Egolf Bert & Jane Eisenhour Deborah Fee Jack Forstadt Judy Freedman Barbara & Donald Fuhrmann Barbara Gerrity Maggie Gleason Megan Gonzalez Caleb & Stephanie Hart Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hollister Richard Hrdlicka Dave Heun Kathryn L. Ivey Bruce Karmazin fCarol Kohout Michelle Lamkin Michelle & Christopher Lemp Rebecca & Lawrence Lenard Erin Levi Kathy Livernois Diane Lynch Dale & Karen Mancke Jodi Manthei Steven Martin Susan McDowell Bob & Carol Miller Patti Molloy and Family Buren & Barbara Moore Kevin & Sandy Murphy Ron & Marie Olbrysh Francine Olsen Ron Onesti Mary V. (Gini) Owen Dave & Judi Peterson Mark & Kathie Pierce Scott & Lara Piner Evan Plumb Kathleen Ralston Sandy Reeser Terry Robinson Davida Rochman Diane Cullen & Raymond Rogina Sara Schennum Gregory & Janet Schneider Lynn Schuman Robert & Carol Shaffer Jay & Tamara Sims Phillip & Janice Sleezer Andrea Smith John Stark Judith Stockdale Joel & Debra Stombres Audra Sybert Sybert Landscaping Lavon Tallard Sandra & Michael Tennis Paul & Sylvia Thompson Mary Ann Tilton John & Colleen Tovar Robert Van Elsen Ronald Weber Catherine Whiteside Erika Young Daniel Zelazek Stanton Consulting Group, Inc.


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Saints Organization Alex Adams Bethany Paris Carolyn Knol Gail Daniels James Boborci Janice Odriscoll Jennifer Madziarczyk Julie Brazier Julie Denker Karen Aleck Lance Adams Letty Ebel Jim & Lisa Tracy Maribeth Kuhlman

Melissa Sachse Michelle Das Robin Paris Shelley Bernat Steve and Laura Poss Susan Keldani Tracy Adams Kayleigh Aleck Ken Gonzales Dana Navarra Evelina Zielski Melissa Wilson Ally Carrino Maegan Daniels Carolyn Knoll

Interested in supporting FVR as an donor, sponsor, or volunteer? Contact Scott Piner at 630/443-0438. Contributions may be sent to: Fox Valley Repertory, 4052 E Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174—Online: www.foxvalleyrep.org/support

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Kaia Ebel Award-Winning Young Star Blossoms at FVR Academy Kaia Ebel is in the third grade at Williamsburg Elementary in Geneva. This eight-year-old came to Fox Valley Repertory Performing Arts Academy when she was just six years old, enjoying classes like Beauty and the Beast, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and an improv class. After falling in love with acting and the classes, she auditioned for her first advanced audition-only show where she played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. Kaia has since been seen in other productions in this category, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. She was also featured in the recent production of Annie as the title role!

"The first time I stepped on that stage I felt really excited with everyone watching,” says Kaia. “I think my favorite character was 'Annie.'" That certainly seemed to show onstage. Education Manager Tracy Whiteside comments, “Kaia is one of our hardest working students. Her talent and dedication landed her the lead role in Annie. I have been so impressed with her growth as a performer and as a person over the last few years.” The theater experience has allowed Kaia's confidence to blossom.

"Kaia has amazing poise and confidence, especially for someone so young. She is a natural star,” states Mrs. Kamm,

Kaia's school music teacher. “At her age, Market & Ad Space

the voice is a very fragile instrument and she demonstrates great control and purity in her singing.” Kaia also recently competed for the first time in the Grandquist Music Competition where she received a second place trophy in her group. "Kaia's positive attitude and ability to take on a part and 'sell' it makes her a great addition to any cast," states Kaia's voice teacher Mrs. Beiermann, who encouraged Kaia to enter the music competition. In the future Kaia plans on continuing in the theater arts– anything where she can sing all day long, her most favorite thing to do! Kaia's mom remarks, "Kaia has made so many friends throughout her experiences with Fox Valley Repertory, probably friends she will continue to hang around with for many years."

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ocTober 14 – 30 • ticketS $29 – $39 Fridays & Saturdays 8PM • Sundays 2PM • thursday, October 27, 2PM Special Halloween eve Performance on Sunday, October 30, 7PM

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You’ll be gripping your seats with a chill down your spine as your experience one of the longest-running suspense thrillers in history! Rating PG13 Kevin Moore Presents

Score by Score

tHe BeSt of BroAdWAy MuSiCALS CeLeBrAting rodgerS & HAMMerStein

November 5

Saturday 8PM

ticketS $39

WJJG radio personality Kevin Moore will take you behind-the-scenes of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s lives and music all while being serenaded by Chicago’s top cabaret artists. Includes music from The King & I, Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, and more.

A Showcase of Classic Holiday Music A Benefit Supporting tHe fVr ArtS ACAdeMy

December 10 – 18 • Saturdays 10:30AM, Sundays 7PM AdultS $15, 12 & under $12

CoMedy

Fox Valley Rep’s top youth vocalists will get you in the holiday spirit as they present an evening of your favorite carols, songs, and music from everyone’s favorite Christmas films.

the Second City’s LAugH out Loud tour November 12 & 19

Saturdays 8PM

ticketS $39

From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and trademark improvisation. Laugh-out-loud hilarious!

the Second City’s dySfunCtionAL HoLidAy reVue December 2 – 16 • Fridays 8PM • ticketS $39 December 31 • new Year eve Performance! ticketS $50 Pheasant Run Resort Party Packages Available!

CHiLdren’S

Chicago’s best-known comedy troupe highlights everything you love (and hate) about the holidays...from classic films and dreaded family gatherings to improvised Christmas carols, this improv revue will warm you up better than a heaping glass of egg nog!

All Shook up fVr youtH enSeMBLe MuSiCAL November 11 – 19 • Fridays 7:30PM, Saturdays 10:30AM, Sundays 2PM AdultS $15, 12 & under $12 • luncH & dinner PAckAgeS FrOM $19

Inspired by Elvis Presley and performed by the FVR Youth Ensemble! Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”


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FACILITIES AND SERVICES THEATER BOX OFFICE The box office at Pheasant Run Resort is open seven days a week. Call (630) 584-6342. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.ticketmaster.com. GROUP SALES Special group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more, including dinner packages. Call Maggie Cross at (630) 524-5071. OVERNIGHT RESORT-THEATER PACKAGES are available starting as low as $174 for two people. Call the box office or visit www.pheasantrun.com for more information.

CHILDREN age 8 and older are welcome in the two live theaters at Pheasant Run Resort. However, some productions may not be suitable for all age groups. Call the box office for information about the content of a specific play. REFRESHMENTS may be purchased at the Lobby Bar, Harvest Lounge, Jambalaya and The Golf Bar. Drinks purchased at the resort may be brought into the Mainstage and Preservation Hall during any performance. Please turn off all ELECTRONIC DEVICES that may ring, beep, or otherwise produce a sound that would disrupt the performance. This includes cell phones, pagers, PDAs, and watches. SMOKING is strictly prohibited in our theaters.

WHEELCHAIR SEATING AND ASSISTED HEARING DEVICES are available in the Mainstage theater. Please notify the box office when ordering tickets.

The use of CAMERAS or VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING EQUIPMENT is strictly prohibited in our theaters.

RESTROOMS are located in the upper and lower Mainstage theater lobby and on Bourbon Street.

TICKET POLICY no refunds will be granted for theater tickets purchased via Ticketmaster or at the box office.

GIFT CARDS Give the memory of an exciting evening of dinner and a show! Gift cards in any amount are available at the box office.

LOST AND FOUND items may be turned in to the theater staff or the hotel’s front desk. Items lost or presumed stolen are not the responsibility of Fox Valley Repertory or Pheasant Run Resort. To inquire about lost items, visit the hotel front desk and ask for a member of the security staff.

MAINSTAGE THEATER SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS Discounted subscription packages for the 2012 season will be available soon! Subscribers have access to a variety of discounts on Pheasant Run Resort amenities. Call the box office or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org for more information.

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