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STORY Music and Additional Lyrics by Howard Goodall Book and Lyrics by Stephen Clark Based on the original novel by Erich Segal

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Carisa Gonzalez Maxwell DeTogne Elliot Fredland Kimberly Hasara Steve Malone Caitlin Borek Edward Fraim Judy Knudtson Sarah Lynn Robinson

Directed by Melanie Lamoureux

Musical Direction by John Warren

Scenic Design by Michael Nedza

Lighting Design by Dante Orfei

Costume Design by Lindsay Prerost

Multimedia Design by Micheal A. Kott

Assistant Directed & Stage Managed by Samantha Nieves

Associate Musical Direction by Sharon Knickerbocker Love Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Love Story

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SET TING When Oliver Barrett IV wanders into a library in search of a book, he discovers Jenny Cavilleri. They came from different worlds. He was a Harvard man, she was Radcliffe. He was rich, she was poor. They fell in love, and this is their story. There will be one 15-minute intermission. The use of flash photography and video recording devices without the written permission of the management is prohibited. Please remember to silence or turn off your cellular phones and other messaging devices.

CAST Jenny’s Mother....................................................................................................................Kimberly Hasara Phil Cavilleri............................................................................................................................... Steve Malone Oliver Barrett IV................................................................................................................Maxwell DeTogne Jenny Cavilleri.......................................................................................................................Carisa Gonzalez Doctor..........................................................................................................................................Edward Fraim Oliver Barrett lll........................................................................................................................... Elliott Fraim Alison Barrett......................................................................................................................... Judy Knudtson Ensemble: Caitlin Borek, Edward Fraim, Edward Fredland, Kimberly Hasara, Judy Knudtson, Steve Malone, Sarah Lynn Robinson BAND Keyboard 1…………………………………................................................. Sharon Knickerbocker Violin………………………………………................................................................... Ayako Kikuchi Violin 2……………………………………………..................................................Jenna Anderson Viola………………………………………................................................................................ Rick Nef Cello………………………………………........................................................................ David Keller Bass……………………......................................................................................................... Ben Dillinger

March 28 - April 12

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I What Can You Say?.....................................................Jenny’s Mother, Phil, Oliver, Jenny, Ensemble Jenny’s Piano Song.................................................................................................................................Jenny Winter’s Night....................................................................................................... Oliver, Jenny, Ensemble Jenny’s Piano Song (Reprise)...............................................................................................................Jenny The Recital............................................................................................................................Oliver, Ensemble What Happens Now?...............................................................................................................Oliver, Jenny Nocturnes (Pre-Echo).............................................................................................................................Jenny Phil’s Piano Song..........................................................................................................................................Phil Summer’s Day..............................................................................................Phil, Jenny, Oliver, Ensemble ACT II Pasta...............................................................................................................................................Jenny, Oliver Everything We Know................................................................................................................Oliver, Jenny The Tide Has Turned........................................................................................... Jenny, Oliver, Ensemble Nocturnes...................................................................................................................................................Jenny Everything We Know (Reprise).............................................................................................Jenny, Oliver What Can You Say (Reprise)................................................................................. Phil, Jenny, Ensemble

F R O M T H E D I R E C TO R S C H A I R When it was decided that JPAC would be producing Love Story for the 2013/14 Season, I had no idea how significant a story this was with prior generations. I casually mentioned the title to my mother and her friends, and they stared at me with delight in their eyes, and pleaded for me to get them tickets to the performance. Eager to learn what all the excitement was, I went home and dug out an old copy of the Erich Segal novel from my mother’s bookshelf. I couldn’t put it down. There have been countless love stories told throughout our time, but this one has a special hold on its listeners. The love that Jenny and Oliver develop throughout their story is simple, honest, and pure. It is the quintessential romance, and it is what every relationship aspires to be. Those lucky enough to discover it know that they must work like hell to never let it go. But often events happen that are completely out of our control… Unwanted and unwelcome events that force separation, obliging an end to something that was wonderful. What happens then? Is the power of love strong enough to help us carry on?

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CAST PROFILES Caitlin Borek (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut with Jedlicka! Her regional credits include: The Wizard of Oz, State Fair, Plain and Fancy, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres); The Confession (Bluegate Family Musicals); A Flea in Her Ear, Chicago and South Pacific (Maples Repertory Theatre). She recently completed her BFA in Musical Theater from Illinois Wesleyan University. Maxwell DeTogne (Oliver IV) is very excited about performing with JPAC! It is his first show with the company, and his first show since he graduated from North Central College in June ‘13. He graduated with a degree in Theatre and Speech Communications and performed in roles such as Robbie Hart in Wedding Singer, Jinx in Forever Plaid and most recently Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. He would like to thank his loving and devoted family who is always pushing him to stay motivated, both in theatre and in life. A big thanks to JPAC as well for giving him this great opportunity. Elliot Fredland (Oliver Barrett lll, Ensemble) Principal Chicago theatre includes roles in Shadowlands (Provision Theatre), The Elephant Man and Galileo (the side project), Amadeus (Beverly Arts Center), The Mousetrap (North Lakeside Players), Dangerous (Shameless Boyz of London), The Importance of Being Earnest (Rogue Theater Company), The Crucible (Infamous Commonwealth), The People’s History of the 4

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United States (Quest Theatre Ensemble) and Frankenstein and Treasure Island (TheatreHikes). Elliott was Assistant Director for the new play, Slipping, at the side project and in Dublin. He was cast in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and has appeared in commercials, independent films and on The Onion News Network. In a previous century in a distant land he also worked as a radio and television newscaster. Edward Fraim (Doctor, Ensemble), a native Texan, has been lucky enough to have performed on stages around the country for over 20 years. Originally a classical voice student, he widened his love of the arts to include theater and dance; studying at 4 colleges and continuing to learn from the wealth of experienced talent and knowledge here in Chicago. A resident now for 8 years Edward has gratefully joined the Artistic Ensemble of Pride Film and Plays, having previously worked with PFP on Love Sucks, a reading of Honor: A New Musical and more recently in Simply Sensational 3. He has also worked with other great Chicago companies including Bohemian Theater Ensemble, Bailiwick Chicago, Billy Pacholksi and GoForth Productions, Factory Theater, Proscenium Productions, Noble Fool Theatricals, Hell In A Handbag Productions and more. He is happy to be working with JPAC and wants to thank everyone who supports live theater and the arts. Carisa GonzalezSambolin (Jenny) feels incredibly honored to be back at JPAC in their production of Love Story! A sophomore at Morton College, she was last seen in the ensemble of JPAC’s Whistle Down The Wind. Since the age of nine, Carisa has been


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involved in various suburban theater companies such as North Riverside Players, BAMtheatre, Circle Theater, and The Actor’s Garden, not only as an actor, but as an accompanist and stage manager as well. Favorite credits include: Nine (Mama), Fiddler on the The Roof (Chava), The Fantastiks! (Louisa), All Shook up (Natalie), High School Musical 2! (Gabriella) and Once On this Island (TiMoune). She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support (wink), Maxwell for making everything feel so easy, and the entire cast and crew (Melanie, John, Sharon, and Samantha) for just being downright fantastic! So much Love. Kimberly Hasara (Jenny’s Mother, Ensemble) is making her Chicago performance debut, is excited to be a part of JPAC as Jenny’s Mom/Ensemble. She recently just moved to the Chicago area from her hometown in Pittsburgh, PA. Holding a bachelor’s from Westminster College and master’s degree from Duquesne University for vocal performance, her roles include Pamina from Die Zauberflöte, Saffi from Der Zigeunerbaron, scenes: Marguerite from Faust, Octavian from Der Rosenkavalier, Susanna from Le Nozze di Figaro, and Gretel from Hansel and Gretel. Kimberly also sang with a five piece jazz group, Chico’s Quintet, and a big band known as Swingtet in Pittsburgh and is excited to explore the jazz scene in the city. She currently studies jazz piano with Jeremy Kahn and wants to go back to school to receive her doctorate in music.

Judy Knudtson (Alison Barrett, Ensemble) Judy Knudtson is delighted to be making her Jedlicka Performing Arts Center debut. New to the Chicago area, Knudtson has been performing theatre in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois for the past twenty years. Some of her favorite roles include: Delores Dante and Kate Rushton in Working, Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man, The Witch in Into the Woods, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias. When not onstage, she can be found singing the jazz standards with All That Jazz Big Band. Steve Malone (Phil Cavilleri, Ensemble) is excited to be in his third JPAC musical having been recently seen as Patsy in Spamalot (2013) and as Sammy in Sunset Boulevard (2012). Special thanks to Melanie, John, Samantha and the entire production staff and orchestra…amazingly supportive people! Steve is a Chicagoland theatre veteran having featured roles in 75+ over a 40 year span. Favorite roles to date Phil (Love Story), Patsy (Spamalot), Molokov (Chess), Bun Foo (Millie-Spoke in Chinese, Sanyi, and Mandarin), Herr Schultz (Cabaret) and Officer Barrel (Urinetown). And always, thanks to the audience. Without your continuous support, the show would not go on! For my mom, family, and friends! Sarah Lynn Robinson (Ensemble) Sarah Lynn Robinson graduated in 2012 from the Chicago College of Performing Arts with a degree in Musical Theatre. She Love Story

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was most recently seen here at JPAC as Melinda/Harley/Sarah in the fall production of Accomplice. She has worked with various theatres around the city, as well as explored her new-found love of film and television with appearances in web series’, short and independent films, and on NBC and the

Food Network. Favorite roles include Wendla in Spring Awakening, Karen in Children’s Hour and Jess in the recent world premiere basketball musical The Lockout. Sarah would like to thank her wonderful family and friends, and this talented cast and crew. sarahlynnrobinson.com

C R E AT I V E S TA F F P R O F I L E S Melanie Lamoureux (Director) serves as Managing Director of the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center. She holds a Bachelors of Music Education (Voice) from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Music (Musical Theatre) from the Boston Conservatory. She is the Founding Artistic Director of BAMtheatre, a youth educational theatre program that involves over 200 youth every summer. Through BAM, Melanie has directed over 20 productions including Violet, Nine, Chicago, and others. At the Boston Conservatory, Melanie established the Young Audiences program and directed How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back? by Chicago natives Alan Schmuckler and Michael Mahler. For her graduating thesis project, Melanie wrote, directed and performed in an original musical based on the Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle. Melanie is also on the faculty of Fenwick High School, directing the Honors Choral and Theatre programs. This Spring, Melanie will be developing and directing the Theatre for Young Audiences program at Morton College. John Warren (Music Director) John is excited to collaborate on another JPAC production. Previous music directing credits here include It’s A Grand Night for Singing, Sunset Boulevard, and Legally Blonde. No stranger to the JPAC stage, John has performed in both Phantom of the Opera and Man of La Mancha. John is the head of music studies at Morton College, and he is excited to get a chance 6

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to work with another wonderful group of musicians in Das Barbecü!! Sharon Knickerbocker (Assistant Music Director, Rehearsal Accompanist, Conductor) Originally from central New York state, Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Ithaca College, as well as a master’s degree and professional studies diploma in collaborative piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is currently on the piano faculty at Morton College, and is active throughout the Chicago area as both a pianist and teacher. Sharon has collaborated on several JPAC productions this past year, including “Das Barbecu”, “Spamalot”, and “Whistle Down the Wind”, and is excited to now be adding “Love Story” to that list! She is especially proud to have her piano student Carisa Gonzales performing the lead role! Samantha Nieves (Assistant Director, Stage Manager) Growing up Samantha had always wanted to be involved in the “acting biz,” and she finally gained the courage to begin her career her senior year in high school when she was granted the role of Curly, the leading lost boy, in Peter Pan. For Samantha this was a life changing experience, and she has since trained at the Second City Theatre and participated in many Chicago area productions. Most recently Samantha was seen as Carla in BAMtheatre’s production of NINE. Samantha is currently the theatre aid for Jedlicka Performing Arts Center and a full time student at Morton College. Look out


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for Samantha’s next role as Savannah in How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back directed by Melanie Lamoureux! Dante J. Orfei (Lighting Designer) Dante has been the Artistic Director at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has produced and directed a travel documentary titled European Sojourn, which aired on PBS. Dante also directed the U.S. Premiere of the musical Metropolis and worked closely with the show’s creator, Academy and Grammy Award-winner Joseph Brooks on the development of the show. Dante directed the national regional theatre premiere of Brooks’ most recent Broadway show, In My Life. He has studied with Tony Award-winners Harold Prince and Jules Fisher. He directed the Midwest Regional Premiere of the Queen rock musical, We Will Rock You, and has also directed the World Premiere of Nefertiti – The Musical, as well as Premiere Chicago Productions of Little Women, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, Blood Brothers, Jekyll and Hyde, The Baker’s Wife, and numerous plays by Olivier Award-winning playwright Ray Cooney, including the U.S. Premiere of Cooney’s It Runs in the Family. Dante has directed well over 175 stage productions on the professional, dinner theatre and academic levels. Micheal A. Kott (Multimedia/Sound Designer) Micheal has directed numerous plays and musicals both stateside and in Europe, including his critically acclaimed production of Murderer, by Anthony Shaffer. His JPAC directing credits include Doubt, Lilies of the Field and The Boys Next Door. Michael is also a veteran performer at the JPAC having been involved in 18 shows over the last 12 years. Among his favorites are Blood Brothers, Moonlight and Magnolias, Peter Pan, and Tuesdays with Morrie. He is very grateful to Dante Orfei

for his friendship, support, encouragement and trust. Micheal played the scenestealing Psychic in Brain Damaged Film’s 2008 release Secrets of the Clown, available at www.blockbuster.com! Micheal is the founding director of the Green Door Theatre in Garlstedt, West Germany. Currently he is the Artistic Director of Master’s Backstage Players in Carol Stream, Illinois. Micheal was also an ensemble member of Cenacle Theatre in Chicago, where he acted and directed numerous productions. Mike is the multimedia specialist for Morton College by day and at night divides his time among the various theatres in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. He is very thankful to Dr. Felicity Thoet for her guidance and direction. She is a wonderful director and I thank her for her knowledge. Michael Nedza (Scenic and Properties Designer/Technical Director) Michael is a full-time faculty member at Morton College, and has been designing throughout the Midwest for over 25years. He has designed over 75 shows here at the JPAC. Some of the designs he is most proud of include, last season’s Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, In My Life, We Will Rock You, Jekyll and Hyde, and 1776. Michael has been recognized twice with the “Award of Merit” from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Lindsay Prerost (Costume Designer) This is Lindsay’s third season costuming at JPAC. Lindsay is a designer at fifth Avenue Costumes in Naperville and also has her license in cosmetology. On top of all that, she is also a performer, about to start rehearsals for How To Succeed In Show Business at Porchlight Music Theatre.

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T H E AT R E S TA F F Artistic Director............................................................................................................................ Dante Orfei Managing Director..................................................................................................... Melanie Lamoureux Theatre Assistant .............................................................................................................Samantha Nieves Musical Director......................................................................................................................... John Warren Technical Director.................................................................................................................Michael Nedza Multimedia..................................................................................................................................Micheal Kott Costume Designer...............................................................................................................Lindsay Prerost Public Relations.................................................................................................................David Rosenberg Graphic Design.................................................................................................................... Rebecca Primm Scenic Construction............................................................................................................. Justin Dashiell Theatre Staff......................................................................Antonio Barrios, Jacob Craig, Anna Garcia, ............................................................................................................. Marian Lamoureux, and Diana Visk

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