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SCROOGE IN ROUGE An English Music Hall Christmas Carol
Books and Lyrics by Ricky Graham Additional Material by Jeffrey Roberson Other Interesting Bits by Yvette Hargis Original Music Composed by Jefferson Turner Lottie............................................................................. Matt Daniels* Charlie........................................................................... Chris Flieller Vesta........................................................................Marcella Kearns Alfred.................................................................... David Bonofiglio Director ......................................................................... Jane Flieller Musical Director................................................ David Bonofiglio Costume Designer ................................................... Kathy Smith Light Design................................................................ Doug Vance Set Design.................................................................. Linda Freund Sound Design.................................................Jonathon Leubner Board Operator ...................................................... Loren Watson Wardrobe/Crew................................................... Chelsea Findlay Time: Turn-of-the-Century Place: A British Music Hall *Member of Actorsâ€™ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited including camera phones. This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, the United Performing Arts Fund and CAMPAC (County Funding)
There will be one 15-minute intermission. Desserts for the opening night reception of Scrooge In Rouge courtesy of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, SC
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“We can’t stop laughing about your “tendency to twirl!” – Kyle & Beth, Wauwatosa
From church pews to cakewalks to dieting and ill-fitting shoes, lots of new McGivern stories combine for a hilarious and heart-warming holiday treat.
December 1, 2010 - January 2, 2011
Stiemke Studio 108 E. Wells Street Tickets $25-35 Get your tickets now! Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
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BIO’S Chris Flieller (Charlie/Artistic Director, In Tandem Theatre) A fixture both on and backstage for more than 25 years in Milwaukee, Chris has numerous credits to his name. Acting credits include In Tandem Theatre, Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Theatre X, First Stage Children’s Theatre, and the Marcus Center/Milwaukee Repertory. Among his directing credits are WONDER OF THE WORLD, SHAW SHORTS, THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES, HOLIDAY HELL, POLISH FROST, HOME, EQUUS (in a co-presentation with the UWM undergraduate acting program) and most recently, OLD WICKED SONGS for In Tandem. Chris directed ORPHEUS DESCENDING for the UWM Theatre Program and coaches numerous dialect and performance workshops. This spring, Chris will direct the musical drama THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY for In Tandem. Jane Flieller (Director/Managing Director, In Tandem Theatre) A former stage manager, Jane toured nationally with the Great American Children’s Theatre Company and has worked locally for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Theatre Tesseract, Next Act Theatre and Next Generation Theatre. For several years, Jane was the stage manager for ComedySportz, a position she originated. She co-founded In Tandem Theatre with her husband, Chris, in 1998 and now unleashes her creative energies in all aspects of running a small arts organization. Jane’s directing credits include In Tandem, Whitefish Bay High School, Carroll College and Broadway Baby Dinner Theatre. She looks forward to directing MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S for In Tandem Theatre later this season. As
always, she gives thanks to her beloved husband, partner and best friend, Chris, through whom all things are possible. She dedicates this season to her father, Richard Aronson (1926-2010). David Bonofiglio (Alfred/Musical Director) David is a Milwaukee native and holds a BFA in piano performance from Cardinal Stritch University. As a freelance accompanist and musical director, David has worked on a number of area productions. Credits include musical direction for A CUDAHY CAROLER CHRISTMAS with In Tandem Theatre, assistant musical direction for Hansel and Gretel at Skylight Opera Theatre, 42nd STREET for Brookfield Central High School and THE TAFFETAS for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, as well as ongoing musical supervision for Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets. Upcoming projects include THRILL ME with In Tandem Theatre and MY LIFE: THE MUSICAL with Beth Mullkerron at the Skylight Cabaret. As a church musician, David is currently the Director of Liturgical Music at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Matt Daniels (Lottie) Matt returns to In Tandem to reprise the role of Lottie. Recent credits include Jeeves in JEEVES INTERVENES and Phileas Fogg in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, AESOP’S FABLES at First Stage, IL BAZZONE with Clowntown Rep, and numerous book-in-hand explorations with goats & monkeys. He has also performed with Milwaukee Shakespeare and the Illinois and North Carolina Shakespeare Festivals, and extensively in New York. Matt is the co-founder and artistic director of Tyrannosaurus rep in NY and a founding member of goats & monkeys in Milwaukee. He is on the faculty at First Stage Academy. Training: Juilliard.
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B I O ’ S ( c o n t .) Marcella Kearns (Vesta) Marcy is a Milwaukee-based actor, teaching artist, and coach. Recent projects include I HATE HAMLET for Texas Repertory Theatre and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and ALL FOR LOVE for goats & monkeys. In the Midwest, she has worked with First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, In Tandem Theatre, goats & monkeys, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. In the East, Marcy has toured for Studio Arena Theatre and Chamber Repertory Theatre. She holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina and completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Austria. Linda Freund (Set Designer) Linda is thrilled to dust off her set design of last year’s SCROOGE IN ROUGE, having designed once before for In Tandem with OLD WICKED SONGS two seasons ago. She has also enjoyed designing two children’s shows for the Florentine Opera. Her main focus over the past twenty-six years has been painting sets for the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Ballet and the Skylight Opera Theatre. Film credits
COV E R S P OT L I G H T The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago. The Auditorium Theatre is the crowning achievement of famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. It opened in 1889 and its architectural integrity and perfect acoustics are internationally recognized. Photo by James Steinkamp
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include Mr. 3000, Public Enemy, and No God No Master. Linda also brings the theatre arts into homes with color consultation, decorative painting and murals. www.lindafreund.com. Jonathon Leubner (Sound Design) Jonathon is pleased to bring his holiday bells, boiings and whistles to In Tandem Theatre’s hilarious production of SCROOGE IN ROUGE. As proprietor of SurroundinSoundStudio, he has spent the past 26 years providing award winning audio production to theater, film, commercial, documentary, television and music recording projects. His past awards include an Emmy, numerous Silver Microphone, Addy and BPME awards, as well as a Grammy award nomination. It has been his privilege to work and create alongside the very talented, generous and kind directors, designers, actors, theater staff and volunteers that all help bring the magic to the stage of In Tandem Theatre for their very refined and discerning audience to experience and enjoy. Jonathon dedicates all of his work to his beautiful wife Mary and their three wonderful boys for their endless inspiration, love and support. Doug Vance (Lighting Design) Doug returns to In Tandem having previously designed SCROOGE IN ROUGE last season. Other designs for In Tandem include HOME, THE AFGHAN WOMEN, HATE MAIL, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, MASS APPEAL, ROMANTIC FOOLS and THE APPLE TREE. Doug spent nine years at the Skylight Opera Theatre as Master Electrician. While at the Skylight, he designed lights for many productions, counting SPITFIRE GRILL and TENDERLAND among his favorites. Doug spent three years with the UWM Theatre Department where he taught technical theatre. FROM THESE GREEN HEIGHTS and A RAISIN IN THE SUN were among his favorite designs. Doug lives in South Milwaukee with his three German Shorthaired Pointers, Coffee, Bailey and Louie.
B I O ’ S ( c o n t .) Chelsea Elena Findlay (Wardrobe/ Crew) Chelsea is a fourth-year student at UWM and is studying for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Costume Production. She has done various costume-related work for UWM’s productions of A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER, HAIR!, OEDIPUS REX, ARMS AND THE MAN, 1001 and THE CAUCASION CHALK CIRCLE. Chelsea’s goal for after college is to work in children’s theatre in the areas of costume crafts, wardrobe and design. Loren Watson (Board Operator) Loren was last seen with In Tandem as sound designer and carpenter for this season’s opener ART OF MURDER and is delighted to return for a second year of this saucy Scrooge satire! Working with Chris and Jane has been nothing short of an educational treat these last three years. Now an alumni of UW-Milwaukee’s Technical Theater program, Loren has joined with Youngblood Theater as sound designer for DRIVE ME TO ARSON, the recently successful FREAKSHOW, and their upcoming 2011 revival of RED LIGHT WINTER. For more information on upcoming work, please visit www.Watsound.com Kathleen Smith (Costume Designer) Kathy is excited to be back at In Tandem after designing SCROOGE IN ROUGE last season. She finds designing for live theatre the best part of her free-lance work but she also enjoys working as Wardrobe Stylist for commercials, films and touring shows. Kathy’s work this year is dedicated to her mother, Jean Smith, who left this world in August, but now has the best seat in the house!
Cindy Thomas (Administrative/ Marketing Assistant, In Tandem Theatre) Cindy has been with In Tandem Theatre since August of 2008 as Marketing/ Administrative Assistant. She has been involved with the arts, especially music, since she can remember. After graduating in 1981 from Silver Lake College with a BA in Voice and a minor in music business, Thomas moved to Milwaukee where she managed the print music departments of two local music stores and worked in sales/marketing for a print music publishing company. Cindy has sung and performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Music Under the Stars, Bel Canto Chorus, and is currently a member of the Florentine Opera Chorus. Miranda Levy (Gallery Curator, In Tandem Theatre’s Tenth Street Gallery) Miranda grew up in Wilton, Wisconsin and joined the military at seventeen. She served eight years in the Army as a construction equipment mechanic where she was fortunate enough to serve in Germany for two months of the three years of her active duty service. Shortly after her tour on Active Duty, she attended UW-Milwaukee where she received her BFA in Photography and Fibers in 2009. Throughout her career as an artist, she has competed in several local juried exhibitions and has shown her work in fashion shows at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Her artwork compares the decoration of domestic spaces with the decoration of the female body, and explores how identity is formed though this process. Miranda works out of her studio at the Hide House.
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I N TA N D E M T H E AT R E A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F Chris Flieller, Artistic Director Jane Flieller, Managing Director Cindy Thomas, Marketing/Administrative Assistant Miranda Levy, Gallery Curator BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ellen Martinkovic, President Leigh Wallace Tabak, Secretary Dan Glaser, CPA, Treasurer Scott Berkes Paul Snyder Milt Flieller Christopher Stone Dennis Kois Jessica Thibodo-Johnson ADVISORY BOARD Annie Jurczyk Charles Kakuk Dan Kattman Claude Krawczyk
In Tandem Theatre is currently in need of additional members to their Board of Directors. We seek individuals who will commit to fostering awareness of In Tandem Theatre, supporting its mission and nurturing its growth. If you would like more information about the role of the board and its responsibilities, please call 414-271-1371. In Tandem Theatre is a proud member of Theatre Wisconsin: The Alliance of Professional Non-Profit Theatres in Wisconsin. Please visit www.theatrewi.org for information about all the exciting theatre going on in town! Check out the special section for discount tickets to all your favorite companies!
SPECIAL THANKS Milt Flieller, Brad McKendry, Loren Watson, Colin Gawronski, Alexa Wojciechowicz, Matt Kemple and Lance Lamont
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ABOUT THE PL AY WRIGHTS AND THE PL AY Ricky Graham is a New Orleans native. A writer and performer, he wrote and directed the award-winning AND THE BALL AND ALL, the longest-running original comedy in New Orleans. Other award-winning comedies he’s co-written include HOLLYWOOD HEAVEN and THE BLACK AND WHITE BLUES, which played in New York City. Ricky has starred in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, GREATER TUNA, NOEL AND GERTIE, THE MIKADO, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, LITTLE ME, CHICAGO, CANDIDE, and OLIVER! Graham has written, directed and performed in Crescent City for WWNO public radio. Earlier this year, Graham appeared as the notorious Fagin in OLIVER for New Orleans’ Southern Rep, as well as co-starred in Varla Jean and the Mushroom Heads in Provincetown, MA. Jefferson Turner, an actor, singer, musical director, and composer, comes from Jackson, MS. He moved to New Orleans and earned a music degree from Loyola University. Turner’s tenor voice was featured in SHUT UP, SWEET CHARLOTTE!, DAMN YANKEES, ANYTHING GOES, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, and THE BROTHERS GRIMM: A BARNYARD TALE. He served as musical director and conductor for A CHORUS LINE, LOUISIANA PURCHASE, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and 20-some other productions. In 2008, Turner and other actors created and performed a cabaret benefit, HEARTSONG TWO: A NEW ORLEANS CONCERT FOR IOWA, as a response from “the big easy” in support of Midwest flood victims. In September 2009 Turner directed music and appeared in TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE. In November, he directed music for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Mr. Turner teaches in the Musical Theatre Department at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner began collaborating in 2004 for the New Orleans Recreation Department where Ricky directed and Jefferson provided musical direction for teen and adult productions and programs. All this came to an abrupt halt when Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005. Upon returning to the city in November, Ricky and Jefferson collaborated on the successful I’M STILL HERE, ME! – a two-person musical cabaret about New Orleans’ struggle to deal with the disaster. That show played a record 13 months. SCROOGE IN ROUGE opened at Le Chat Noir in New Orleans in December 2007. The inspiration for Scrooge came from Ricky’s love of the British Music Hall. Ricky brought together Jefferson Turner, Yvette Hargis and Jeff Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman), to create something that might have been seen in England at Christmastime and American audiences loved it! This December, Graham and Turner are in a production of SCROOGE IN ROUGE, with original cast members Yvette Hargis and Jeff Turner, in Atlanta. In Tandem Theatre 7
I N TA N D E M N E E D S YO U ! As a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, In Tandem Theatre relies on the generosity of our patrons and friends to keep moving forward. We’ve accomplished a great deal for a small company since we began in 1998 and we are excited about the possibilities the future holds. But we simply can’t do it without you. Please consider a taxdeductible donation that will make you the “heart and soul” of In Tandem Theatre!
DONORS Superstars ($10,000 and up) United Performing Arts Fund Platinum ($5,000 - $10,000) Badger Meter Einhorn Family Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Johnson and Pabst LGBT Humanity Fund and the Mary L. Nohl Foundation Milwaukee Arts Board Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation Wisconsin Arts Board Solid Gold ($1,000 - $4,999) Anonymous CAMPAC (County Funding) Lynn Chappy Gregory M. Chrisafis David and Leslie FeilerPoethke Milt and Carol Flieller Dan and Kathy Glaser Rachel and Dennis Hafemann John E. Holland Johnson Controls Foundation Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. We Energies Energy for Tomorrow Program Heart and Soul ($250 - $999) Anonymous Richard and Sherry Aronson Baird Foundation, Inc. 8 In Tandem Theatre
Joan ChristophersonSchmidt Robert (Bim) Florek David Flores Pat and Dawn Gerber Dave Glenn Consulting, LLC Neil Haven Johnson Controls Matching Gift Program Alan and Jackie Keltner Michael Klitzke and Diane Brown Dennis Kois Konrad Kuchenbach Ellen M. Martinkovic John and Clare Martinkovic Timothy McElhatton and Barbara Armstrong Irene D. Morgan Meyer J. and Norma L. Ragir Foundation Claudette and Mark Robinson Bibi and Greg Rosner R. Max Sampson and Nancy Pinter Jessica Thibodo-Johnson Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, SC Leigh Wallace, Ph.D. Wisconsin Energy Corp. Foundation Employee Gift Program Rhythm Section ($100 - $249) Tim and Janice Bartholow Janet Beck Taylor David Bowman and Christine Marshall Bob and Vicki Bonadurer Pattie Bringe-Blomquist Mary Buerger In Memorium of Montgomery Davis Carol Z. Dolphin
Bob and Chris Erlandson** Robert Ferriday Tom and Barbara Forbes Nancy and Neal Gunderson Johnson Controls Power Solutions Employees Mary Johnson and Bruce Miller Annie Jurczyk and John Jansen Charles Kakuk Pam Kriger Bill and Marlene Listwan Lee Marquardt Howard and Sara Miller Leo Miller Patricia Obletz Jim and Gwen Plunkett Margaret and Ted Poplawski Dan Schley and Barbara Haig Carol and Kevin Schuele Jack and Marlene Udovich Roots (Up to $99) Sally and John Anello Ole and Mary Kay Aronson Angie Bonnett Brian Patrick Born Mary Frances Bullamore Dick and Jennifer Chudnow Sheila Tobin Clancy Josie Cline Rhonda Cundy Dan and Barbara Draeger Seth and Paula Dramm Linda Edelstein Jim and Becky Fitzgerald Jim and Peg M. Fleury Drs. James and Margo Frey Chris and Jeanne Grenda
D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Laurence and Stephanie Govin-Matzat Gerald and Margaret Haig Richard D. Halverson Don and Paula Hanson Christine Harris Mary Handrich-Gaffey Dennis E. Hennessey and Linda M. Roethlisberger Richard Ippolito and Pamela Frautschi Allen Johnson Stacey A. Jones Claude and Sue Krawczyk Gary and Sarah Krenz Kurt Magoon Jane Matenar Jennifer Mattes Rita McDonald Christine McGee
Julie S. McHale Alison McKee Raeleen McMillion Patricia Ontko Anthony and Kathleen Pacheco Katie Peschel John E. Peters Terry Ann Peterson Joanne Prymek Patrick Rath Fran Riedl Micky and Ron Sadoff Patrick M. Schumacher and Mary A. Henneman Ruth E. Schmidt ** Mary E. Schutz Judy and Mike Servido Sarah Smith Roy and Rhodell Sorensen
Julie Swenson Karin Tamblinson Max Tolzman Jacque and Tim Troy Michelle Waide Adrian Warnier Jason Weeks Russell and Alyce Weiss Terry and Dorothy Wobick Lori Wucherer Diane Zayechek In-Kind Support Mark Frohna Daniel Glaser, CPA / Lora Murray Claude Krawczyk **In memory of Richard Aronson
This list represents donations received since July 2009. We are grateful to all our donors whose generous contributions are vital to the growth of In Tandem Theatre. We appreciate your support and commitment. If we have inadvertently omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our sincere apologies and contact us immediately at 414-271-1371 so that we can make the correction.
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I N TA N D E M T H E AT R E ’ S 2 010 - 2 011 S E A S O N !
ART OF MURDER
By Joe DiPietro October 22 – November 7, 2010 Someone’s been framed! An eccentric painter, his wife, their housekeeper and an unethical art dealer spin a web of murder and mystery.
SCROOGE IN ROUGE
By Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner December 3 – 31, 2010 Back by popular demand! In a British music hall at the turn-of-the-century, a twenty-three member company is prepared to present the musical version of A Christmas Carol when twenty of them come down with food poisoning! Costumes fly and chaos ensues as the cast is reduced to three!
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MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S By Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick February 25 – March 13, 2011
All’s fair in love – even murder, right? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a 1970’s Howard Johnson’s Motor Inn!
THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY By Stephen Dolginoff April 29 – May 15, 2011
Relationships can be murder. Experience the chilling true story, set to haunting and memorable music, of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century in this tale of obsession and insanity.