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Written by Dale Wasserman Music by Mitch Leigh Lyrics by Joe Darion STARRING Edward MacLennan Jonathan Hymen Jill Sesso Ron Goldstein Christopher Skyles Tiffany Desmond John Warren Isaac Sherman FEATURING Sarah Bright Ashley Bush Xavier Custodio Lane Halverson Kristin Lutzeier Lindsay Prerost Rachelyn Primm Ricky Quintana Dustin Rothbart Jennifer Saltiel Tyler Sonkin Produced by Diana Visk Scenic Design by Michael Nedza

Costume Design by Joelle Beranek

Lighting Design by Dante Joseph Orfei

Sound Design by Micheal A. Kott

Music Direction by Austin Cook

Choreography by Priscilla Hummel Directed by Dante Joseph Orfei

Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark, Inc. 560 Lexington Ave. - New York, NY Jedlicka Performing Arts Center 1


Man of La Mancha takes place in and around Seville, Spain at the end of the 16th century.

MUSICAL NUMBERS “Man of La Mancha ”.....................................................................................Don Quixote & Sancho Panza “It’s All The Same”...........................................................................................................Aldonza & Muleteers “Dulcinea”............................................................................................. Don Quixote, Anselmo & Muleteers “I’m Only Thinking Of Him”...................................................................... Antonia, Padre & Housekeeper “We’re Only Thinking Of Him”....................................... Dr. Carrasco, Padre, Antonia & Housekeeper “I Really Like Him”........................................................................................................................ Sancho Panza “What Does He Want Of Me”...............................................................................................................Aldonza “Little Bird, Little Bird”............................................................... Cervantes, Anselmo, Pedro & Muleteers “Barber’s Song”............................................................................................................................................Barber “Golden Helmet Of Mambrino”........................................Don Quixote, Barber, Sancho, & Muleteers “To Each His Dulcinea”................................................................................................................................Padre “The Impossible Dream”...............................................................................................................Don Quixote “The Dubbing”....................................................................................................... Innkeeper & Don Quixote “Knight Of The Woeful Countenance”...................................................................... Innkeeper & Chorus “Little Bird, Little Bird” (reprise)................................................................................ Anselmo & Muleteers “The Impossible Dream” (reprise).............................................................................................Don Quixote “Man Of La Mancha” (reprise).....................................................................................................Don Quixote “Aldonza”....................................................................................................................................................Aldonza “A Little Gossip”........................................................................................................................................ Sancho “Dulcinea” (reprise).................................................................................................................................Aldonza “The Impossible Dream”(reprise)........................................................................ Aldonza & Don Quixote “Man Of La Mancha” (reprise)...............................................................Don Quixote, Sancho & Aldonza “Finale”..............................................................................................................................................Full Company The performance is played without an 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.

F R O M T H E D I R E C TO R ’ S C H A I R In staging “Man of La Mancha” we have embarked upon a journey to bring our audiences one of the classic pieces of the 20th Century Broadway theatre. Yet, that 1965 Broadway musical which, at its time, became one of the longest running productions and garnered a number of Tony Awards including Best Musical, is itself adapted from the 17th Century literary classic, “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes, it regularly appears on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever written. Perhaps we become so accustomed to the foundation of our own culture and time that we lose sight of its origins. For example, Cervantes in the opening line of the novel created the cliché “whose name I do not wish to recall”. In its late 20th Century structure, we find Cervantes’ creation implemented by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of “he who shall not be named”. A colleague once stated, “that we are nothing but the fruit of the seeds sown by our ancestors.” Throughout the years, the work has served many purposes. The episodic adventures of the ingenious (which refers to the ability to be quick with inventiveness) Don Quixote have been the basis for comical farce, irony, the importance of the “common” character, chivalric romance, ethical dilemmas and social commentary. In many ways, the themes presented in “Man of La Mancha” are just as relevant to our lives today as they were when it was originally written.

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CAST Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote...............................................................Edward MacLennan Sancho Panza...............................................................................................................Jonathan Hymen Aldonza / Dulcinea......................................................................................................................Jill Sesso Padre.....................................................................................................................................Ron Goldstein Duke / Dr. Sanson Carrasco.......................................................................................... Isaac Sherman Antonia........................................................................................................................... Tiffany Desmond Pedro........................................................................................................................................ John Warren Governor / Innkeeper............................................................................................ Christopher Skyles Barber.................................................................................................................................Daniel Hurtado Housekeeper.....................................................................................................................Kristin Lutzeier Anselmo................................................................................................................................. Joel Camden Maria.................................................................................................................................Rachelyn Primm Fermina..............................................................................................................................Lindsay Prerost Captain of the Inqusition...................................................................................................Tyler Sonkin Moorish Girl....................................................................................................................... Jennifer Saltiel Horses.............................................................................................................Sarah Bright, Ashley Bush Ensemble.........................................................................................Xavier Custodio, Lane Halverson, Michael McCarthy, Ricky Quintana, Dustin Rothbart

M AN OF L A M ANCHA ORCHESTR A Percussion............................................................................................................................. Matthew Sitz Acoustic Bass........................................................................................................................... Bill Bedsole Classical Guitar....................................................................................................................Ben McMunn Trumpet...................................................................................................................................Cyndi Salata French Horn........................................................................................................................ John Catomer

CAST PROFILES Edward MacLennan (Cervantes/Don Quixote) is pleased to be returning to both the JPAC, where he was recently seen as the title character in the Phantom of the Opera, and to the role of Don Quixote - which is his first role reprisal. He is thankful to work with such a talented group of people, and a supportive director and music director His favorite roles of the past include the Phantom, Che in Evita, and Guido in Nine. As always he dedicates his work to his boys Keith and Jack, and his long time friend Chrissy. Jonathan Hymen (Sancho Panzo) is very happy to be working with Jedlicka Performing Arts Center for the first time. Other Chicago credits include Seymour in Little Shop, Mark Cohen in RENT, Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Matt Holden in Whirlybirds, Jack Daw in The Buddy Holly Story, Gordon Schwinn in A New Brain, Jamie in The Last Five Years, and Tony in A Kiss From

Alexander. Jonathan will next be seen as Ted in Cowardly Scarecrows Production of Musical of The Living Dead coming this Halloween season. He sends thanks and love to his family, friends and fiancée Ashley. Jill Sesso (Aldonza/ Dulcinea) is thrilled to be returning to JPAC where she was last seen in Grey Gardens as Little Edie. Jill made her New York debut in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth) with the Gallery Players. Some Chicago credits include productions with: Circle Theater, Noble Fools Theatricals, The Music Theatre Company, Bailiwick Chicago, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, and Illinois Theatre Centre. Show credits include: Little Women (Beth), Show Us Your Love (Brooklyn), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (u/s for all female roles), Die Fledermaus (Adele), Fascinatin’ Rhythm (Judy Garland), Parade (Iola Stover), Crazy For You (Polly Baker), to name some favorites. She is a proud graduate of the musical theatre program at Penn State University. After this production, Jill will be performing in the 48 Hour Musicals at The Music Theatre Company. Jedlicka Performing Arts Center 3


C A S T P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) Sarah Bright (Horse Dance Feature, Ensemble, Dance Captain) is pleased to be making her second appearance on the JPAC stage in Man of La Mancha - audiences may remember her as Marina in The Muckle Man last fall. Other Chicago area credits include roles with City Lit (Wind in the Willows), Light Opera Works (My Fair Lady), The Artistic Home (Where You Once Stood), The Drama Group (Proof, City of Angels), and others. Sarah has also spent time performing abroad in England and Germany in productions of Grease, Proof, Godspell, and California Suite.

Xavier Custodio (Juan, Ensemble) is glad to be working with this amazing cast of actors. Xavier has been in the following productions: The Scarecrow (Minster Dodge), Rent (Benny), Godspell (John the Baptist), Ragtime, and The Wiz. Also, he is a freelance trumpet player playing with different Latin Bands in the Chicagoland Area. He also had the opportunity to play at Ravinia, St. Louis, Indiana, and Wisconsin. In 2008, Xavier was appointed Principal Conductor of the Chicago Public Schools All City String Ensemble. I would like to thank my parents as well as my sister for their continuous support.

Ashley Bush (Horse Dance Feature, Ensemble) is ecstatic to be a performing with Jedlicka for her first time in Man of La Mancha. She has been working in the Chicago world of Film, Sketch Comedy and Musical Theatre for 7 years. Some of her favorite roles include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (La Costa Theatre), Shelby in Steel Magnolias (Easy Street Players), Rhoda in A New Brain (La Costa Theatre), and Lucy in Lesbian in the Pantry (Greta Mea Productions). She is an ensemble member with The Cupid Players where she plays with her theatre family every Saturday night at 10:30pm at IO. Ashley is also the executive director of La Costa Theatre Company and an ensemble member of Stage 773. She thanks her family always for their love and support. Love to Jon for being her partner and best friend.

Tiffany Desmond (Antonia) is excited to return to the Jedlicka stage as Antonia. Her most recent engagements include Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, and Thérèse in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias. This October she will be performing with Light Opera Works in a Rodgers and Hart Musical Review. She is honored to share the stage with such a brilliant cast and crew.

Joel Camden (Anselmo) is thrilled to be in his fifth Morton College show! He was last seen on the JPAC stage in the Chorus of The Phantom of the Opera. Other JPAC credits include Leo in The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, several roles in A Tale of Two Cities, and before that, Mr. Eichelberger in Promises, Promises. A native of the Philippines, he has been a member of various singing groups including The Festive Singers. Other credits include Chad Morton’s TV Christmas Miracle (Jay); Rent (Angel); and Man of La Mancha (Sancho Panza). He’d like to thank his partner Craig and loyal friends for all the love and support. 4 Jedlicka Performing Arts Center

Ron Goldstein (Padre) to each his Dulcinea and Carpe Diem has been his creed both professionally and personally. Performing again@ JPAC and with such a fantastic group has allowed the right side of his brain to again be right with the world. His favorite role@ JPAC was as Fagin in Oliver. Thanks Dante/Austin for yet another great opportunity! Lane Halverson (Tenorio, Ensemble) is thrilled to be working with Dante and Austin again in Man of La Mancha. He has most recently appeared in Phantom of the Opera and No Sex Please We’re British. Regular JPACers may also remember him as Mr. Shumway in The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker Sings! or Sam Silver in Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. Enjoy the Show!


C A S T P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) Daniel Hurtado (Barber) returns to the JPAC stage after appearing in Phantom of the Opera. He is a lawyer by day, and has recently returned to the stage after a 20-year “sabbatical.” His first professional production 32 years ago was Man of La Mancha, in which he played the Padre. He now has comes full-circle to play the Barber in JPAC’s production of Man of La Mancha. Other favorite roles include Mr. Bumble (Oliver), Toby (Sweeney Todd), Nicely-Nicely (Guy and Dolls), Jacey Squires (Music Man), and Gino the bad boy (Pinocchio). Last summer, Daniel appeared as Liebeslieder in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Kristin Lutzeier (Housekeeper) is thrilled to be back at JPAC! She played The Confidant in last season’s Phantom of the Opera. Kristin has also been seen recently in, The Sorcerer (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company), as Fiametta in The Gondoliers (Savoyaires) and in Baby (Actor’s Theater Company). Kristin holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the Chicago College of Performing Arts Theater Conservatory and, while awaiting her big break, is pursuing a career in leadership with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Kristin would like to thank her parents for always wanting to see every show, no matter the distance, and Dan for his love and support. Lindsay Prerost (Fermina) is excited to be back at JPAC performing in her 4th show with them. You could have seen her in A Tale of Two Cities, Hairspray and Phantom of the Opera. Recently graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Cutlery, Lindsay has started designing hair/wigs and makeup for shows in the Chicagoland area. Her most recent show designing hair and makeup for was Grease at Summer Place Theatre in Naperville. Thanks to an absolutely amazing and talented cast and a wonderful group of directors. Break Legs guys!

Rachelyn Primm (Maria) is excited to return to JPAC after her amazing experience in the ensemble of Phantom of the Opera. After her completion of a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance, she moved to Chicago and has been also been seen in The Mikado and The Sorcerer, both productions with The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. She is looking forward to participating in the Savoyaires’ productions of Trial by Jury and The Zoo in the fall. All of her love to God for His provision, to her family for their constant belief and support, hugs to her friends and to you for supporting the arts! Ricky Quintana (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be performing on the JPAC stage once again in Man of La Mancha! He was also seen in the Chicago Premiere production of Copacabana in 2008 and Fiddler on the Roof in 2006. Ricky has been performing since the age of 12 at various theatres around the suburbs of Chicago on the educational, community, and professional levels. Recent credits include Our Town (George Gibbs), Seussical (Wickersham Brother), Hairspray (Wilbur), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Guys and Dolls (Waiter), and Dead Man Walking (Lois Montoya). Ricky will continue to pursue a professional career in acting and will be attending North Central College this fall to pursue a degree in Musical Theatre. Thanks to all for the support! –STL. STJ. LT4– Dustin Rothbart (Paco, Ensemble) is making his JPAC debut. Dustin is a senior acting major at Illinois State University. At ISU he has been seen in The Roosevelt Cousins, Thoroughly Sauced (Franklin D. Roosevelt), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Schmendiman), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Eddie/Transylvanian). Favorite credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), Fame (Schlomo), A Chorus Line (Richie), The Producers (Carmen Ghia), RENT (Gordon/The Man/The Waiter/Others), Oliver! (The Artful Dodger), The Mikado (Pooh-Bah) and Chess. Thank you to Dante, Austin, Priscilla and everyone at JPAC for this amazing opportunity. Thank you to all my family and friends who continue to support me in all I do. Jedlicka Performing Arts Center 5


C A S T P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) Jennifer Saltiel (Moorish Girl, Ensemble) this is her first production with JPAC. From Libertyville, Jennifer is a recent graduate from Indiana University. There, she had the opportunity to perform in many productions. Favorite roles include “Emma Duncan” in Pterodactyls, “Kathy” in Company, “Roberta” in Debbie Does Dallas, “Peasblossom” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and “Muffin Pasqunelli” in the regional premiere of Vote! The Musical. Special thanks to her truly amazing family and wonderful friends. With their unending support, no dream is ever impossible. Isaac Sherman (Dr. Carrasco, Duke) is glad to be making his Jedlicka debut. He’s most recently been seen in Illinois Wesleyan University’s 2011 Lab production of The Bald Soprano and 2010 Musical, Once Upon a Mattress. He was featured last summer in the IWU May Term production of Freakshow, as well as in numerous productions in the Phoenix Theater, including Sin, The Last Yankee, and Same Time, Next Year. Isaac was an active member of The Chicago Children’s Choir for five years and has been seen on nationally airing commercials for Sears and First National Bank. He’d like to congratulate the cast and crew of Man of La Mancha on an amazing production and to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their everlasting love and support. Christopher Skyles (Innkeeper, Governor) vocal talent was discovered by his freshman college roommate (a music major) who heard him sing in their room at the

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dorm, and ‘dared’ him to try out for his college choir because Christopher thought he was ‘too cool to sing.’ Christopher became lead soloist for his college choir has been singing ever since. Chris has been a featured artist and guest soloist with several opera and choral groups around Chicago. He is also a National Anthem Singer for the Joliet Slammers Minor League Baseball Team. He is honored to be a part of his 2nd JPAC Theatre production. Chris would like to dedicate his performance to his family and dear friends, who love, encourage and support him. Many Thanks! Tyler Sonkin (Captain of the Inquisition, Jose, Ensemble) just graduated from Millikin University with a BA in Theatre this spring. Tyler is excited to be making his JPAC debut with Man of La Mancha. Tyler is originally from Wheaton, IL. Other credits include: Lend Me a Tenor - Max, Kiss Me, Kate - Pops/ Padua Priest, Cabaret - Ernst Ludwig, Babes in Arms - Steve Edwards, and Urinetown Tiny Tom. He wants to give special thanks to his family and friends for being so supportive over the years. John Warren (Pedro) tenor, is rapidly gaining recognition for his versatility as a performer. Warren recently performed the role of Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, and he is excited to return for The Man of La Mancha. Warren has performed such roles as Gastone in La Traviata, Goro in Madama Butterfly, and the Duke in Rigoletto. He also recently covered the roles of Alfredo in La Traviata and Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Music by the Lake music festival.


C R E AT I V E S TA F F P R O F I L E S Dante J. Orfei (Director, Lighting Designer) 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. Austin Cook (Music Director) Chicago credits include productions with: American Blues Theater, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Porchlight Theatre, Second City, Theatre Building Chicago, Lil’ Buds Theatre, Beverly Theatre Guild and La Costa Theatre. Show credits include: Some Enchanted Evening (music director/pianist) Jeff Award Winner, It’s A Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph! (composer/pianist), Phantom of the Opera (music director), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (music director), The Wizard of Oz (music director), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (music director), Man of La Mancha (music director), The Last Leaf (music director), Little Shop of Horrors (asst. music director). Favorite regional acting credits include: Grey Gardens (Gould), A Tale of Two Cities (Dr. Manette), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit). Austin has worked closely with Walt Disney Entertainment’s Guy Petty and Dave Westerkov in productions such as Finding Nemo: The Musical and Toy Story: The Musical. Austin is proud to be an artistic affiliate of American Blues Theater. He wishes to thank Matthew Sitz (manager), friends and family for their continued love and support!

Priscilla Hummel (Choreographer) is thrilled to be working once again at JPAC along with this talented and dedicated group of artists. She most recently choreographed JPAC’s Spring 2011 production of Phantom of the Opera. A native of upstate New York, Priscilla has been calling Chicago her home for nearly four years. She holds an MFA in Acting with a Directing concentration from Regent University and a BA in Theatre Arts with a Dance minor from Brenau University. Choreography credits include Berenstain Bears, Pippi Longstocking, and Alice In Wonderland (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences); Cotton Patch Gospel and Sanders Family Christmas (Provision Theater); Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.(Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company); Willy Wonka (JCC Young Actors Ensemble); Honk! (CYT Chicago); and The Music Man (Regent University). Directing credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Provision Theater); Snoopy! and Rumplestiltskin (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences); The Magic Paint Brush (Theatre Building Chicago); Charlotte’s Web, Seussical Jr., Annie Jr., Jungle Book, and Pocanhontas (CYT Chicago). Priscilla serves as Education Director at Provision Theater where she is also a proud Company Member. Many thanks to Dante, Austin, and this dynamic cast for another unforgettable artistic journey, and much love to her cherished husband, Adam, for continually supporting her dreams. Michael Nedza (Scenic and Properties Designer/Technical Director) 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, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, In My Life, We Will Rock You, Jekyll and Hyde, and 1776. Michael is a Theatre Arts faculty member here at Morton College. Michael has been recognized with the “Award of Merit” from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his set designs of The Middle Ages and Picasso at the Lapine Agile. Joelle Beranek (Costume Designer) is happy to design another show at JPAC! She previously costume designed many shows over the last three years, including Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Cupid and Psyche, and Copacabana. Joelle is a resident designer at Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences and has also recently costumed Raven Theatre’s The Cherry Orchard and Redtwist Theatre’s Jeff Award winning Man from Jedlicka Performing Arts Center 7


C R E AT I V E S TA F F P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) Nebraska. A native Chicagoan, and graduate of Northwestern University, Joelle is most proud of her newest title: Mom. Micheal A. Kott (Sound Design) 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 scene-stealing 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.

T H E AT R E S TA F F Box Office...............................................................................................................................................Diana Visk Technical Crew.................................................. Arthur Stepenak, Natalie Stepenak , Martin Vanegas Usher/Concessions ....................................................................................Bob Jadach, Margie McGowen

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