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D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S Welcome to Lend Me a Tenor, the opening production in the 2012-2013 Shorewood High School Drama Season! Once again, SHS Drama has selected a challenging season of theatre for your enjoyment. Following Lend Me a Tenor, the year will continue in February with Godspell, a powerful and timeless musical about love, compassion, and forgiveness. In March, students’ talents really take center stage with Showcase 2013. Finally, the year will conclude with what will likely be a high school world-premiere, the Tony Award Winning musical Spring Awakening. The students have been thrilled to work on tonight’s production. Ken Ludwig’s farce, Lend Me a Tenor, is theatrical comedy at its best. In 1989, the play was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won in the categories of Best Actor and Best Director. The play, though fun to rehearse, has been an amazing amount of work for the students. With its difficult comic timing, extremely physical demands, and quick, witty retorts, it has been a blast to produce. The technical crews have been hard at work to create a realistic 1930’s hotel suite. I was lucky enough to have directed this show once before, in 1999, at my previous Indiana high school, and it was such a smashing success, that I knew the Shorewood community would enjoy it as well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Shorewood community for such a warm welcome to your district. I understand that I follow a long tradition of theatrical excellence under Mrs. Barb Gensler’s direction, and I hope to pick up where she left off so that the tradition stays alive and well. Finally, thank you for your support. Arts education is vibrant in Shorewood School District. Thank you for being an ambassador for arts education in our public schools! Enjoy Lend Me a Tenor! Mr. Joe D. King SHS Drama Director

T I M E / P L AC E / S C E N E S The action takes place in a hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934. Act I, Scene 1 Early afternoon on a Saturday in September Act I, Scene 2 Four hours later Act II, Scene 1 That night at about 11:00 p.m. Act II, Scene 2 Fifteen minutes later There will be one 15-minute intermission between acts. Please support Shorewood Drama by purchasing refreshments in the lobby.

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Director....................................................................................................................................Mr. Joe D. King Technical Director/Designer............................................................................Mr. Patrick Spreadbury Costume Designer.......................................................................................................... Mrs. Laura Meyer Poster/Logo Designer........................................................................................... Josh Landers [senior] Graphic Design Teacher...............................................................................................Mr. Jeffrey Zimpel CAST Max.............................................................................................................................................. Simon Earle* Maggie..................................................................................................................................Julia Wilkinson* Saunders...................................................................................................................................Glenn Helme* Tito Merelli..................................................................................................................................... Julio Bravo Maria Merelli...............................................................................................................Laura Guadagnino* Bellhop #1................................................................................................................................ Seth Bobrow* Bellhop #2.............................................................................................................Bizen Ghebregziabiher Diana........................................................................................................................................Catarina Erba* Julia............................................................................................................................................... Becky Eder* * indicates membership in International Thespian Society, Troupe 2139

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TECHNICAL CREW Stage Manager........................................................................................................................Avery Anapol Assistant Stage Managers..................................................................... Marissa Noe, Amelie Meyers Properties Master..................................................................Summer Marie Jurinak-Van Kempen* Props Crew................................................................................................. Grace Pelisek, Shannon Brill Light Board Operator.................................................................................................................Emmy Benz Publicity....................................................................................................................................Taylor Anapol Running/Deck Crew......................................................................................Alec Sill, Quintin Thomas, Daniel Pichette, Elizabeth Doherty, Maureen Kailhofer Sound......................................................................... Guillaume Jacob, Rodney Nelson*, Ben Eder Costume Assistant........................................................................................................... Nanna Schramm Costume Dresser/Actor Management.............................................................................. Shawna Hays Makeup/Hair Specialist................................................................................................................... Deja Lee Costume First Hand............................................................................................................Lina Pashkova* Production Assistants..................................................................................Sam Lenz, Nina Hemmer*, Zach Lipo-Zovic, Jin Seung-Huyn, Sixth Hour Technical Theatre Class, Seventh Hour Drama Class * indicates membership in International Thespian Society, Troupe 2139

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AC K N OW L E D G M E N T S Special thanks to all of the individuals and groups who have contributed to tonight’s production of Lend Me a Tenor. We really appreciate your support of Shorewood Drama! SHS Faculty and Staff Mr. Matt Joynt, Principal Mr. Mark Harris, Assistant Principal Mr. Marty Lexmond, Superintendent Mrs. Jenny Steinman Heyden Mr. Bill Trost, President of Friends of Shorewood Drama Friends of Shorewood Drama Parents and Families of the Cast and Crew Mrs. Carolyn Curran [Concessions Chair] Mrs. Laura Peracchio Eder [Cast/Crew Dinner Chair]

Ms. Jane Earle/Ms. Anne Brower [Ad Sales] The Parent Usher Volunteers Shorewood Education Association SHS Booster Club T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center of Milwaukee Ziolkowski Dental Shorewood Business Improvement District Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee Milwaukee Yoga Center Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers Mr. Jeffrey Zimpel [Graphic Design Teacher]

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS Special thanks to our Season Ticket Holders and Financial Supporters Duets [$50+] Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon and Wendy Wasserman Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Barbara Spalda Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Jenny Hartlaub Leads [$100+] Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Vikki Erba Conductors [$250+] Mr. and Mrs. David and Naomi Cobb The Wallner Family Mr. Rob Blazewick

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Avery Anapol (senior) [Stage Manager] – Avery has previously performed in Les Miserables, Rent, Ragtime, and Showcase 2010 and has worked crew for Aladdin Jr., Showcase 2009, and A Few Good Men. She is the news editor for Ripples, a coordinator for Shorewood Games 2013, and the Publicity Secretary for Student Council. Avery plans to study English in college. Taylor Anapol (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – Taylor previously performed in Avenue Q as Gary Coleman, Into the Woods, and Bye Bye Birdie. She also worked crew for The Laramie Project and Aida. In the community, Taylor has performed in The Wizard of Oz and Seussical. Taylor is the President of the Jewish Culture Club. Emmy Benz (junior) [Technical Crew] – Emmy has worked crew for Aida, Avenue Q, and Showcase. She is also involved in GSA. Seth Bobrow (junior) [Bellhop #1] – Seth has appeared in Rent, Shout, Ragtime, The Laramie Project, Bye Bye Birdie, and Avenue Q, as Princeton. Seth is also a member of Chamber Choir.

Great Work

Glenn

Julio Bravo (senior) [Mr. Tito Merelli] – Tenor is Julio’s SHS theatre debut! He has previous performance experience as a dancer for Ballet Folklorico. He is a member of GSA and Best Buddies. Julio plans to study psychology and theatre at UWM. Shannon Brill (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – Shannon has previously worked crew for Avenue Q, The Laramie Project, and Into the Woods. Her favorite Shorewood club is Pegasus. Simon Earle (junior) [Max] – Simon is a seasoned actor, having previously appeared in Les Miserables, Rent, Aida, and as Nicky in Avenue Q. Simon is a copy editor for Ripples, a member of Mock Trial and has participated in Feminism Matters and SHS baseball. Becky Eder (senior) [Julia] – Becky previously played Romaine Patterson in The Laramie Project and has numerous backstage credits, including Les Miserables, Rent, Showcase, Shout, Almost, Maine, Ragtime, Aida, and Avenue Q. She also did sound for SIS’s Into the Woods. Becky is the President of International Thespian Society and is a Dragon. She also participates in Amnesty International and the Mock Trial team. Becky hopes to study government at Georgetown University.

“And so I fly.” Becky, you have wings!

You deserve a standing ovation! Love, Mom, Dad, Ronnie, Molly, –Nanna, Mom Ben, and Katie and Dad 8

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Ben Eder (freshman) [Technical Crew] – This show marks Ben’s SHS debut. He has previously been involved in Cinderella and Show Circle at SIS. Ben is the President of Broadcast Shorewood and is a member of the Copperdome and Ripples staffs. Catarina Erba (senior) [Diana] – Catarina’s previous credits include The Laramie Project, Showcase 2011, Avenue Q, and Aida. She has extensive community theatre experience, having been in Wiz of the West, The Emporeress’ New Pose, Taming of the Shrew, The Sound of Music, and Peter Pan. Catarina is a member of Spoken Word and National Honor Society. She hopes to study theatre and graphic design at UW Stevens Point or the University of Minnesota.

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Bizen Ghebregziabiher (junior) [Bellhop #2] – Bizen has previously performed as Ricky in Avenue Q and in Aida. He is a member of Youth Haiti and Book Club. Laura Guadagnino (junior) [Diana] – Laura’s credits include Rent, Almost, Maine, Ragtime, The Laramie Project, Avenue Q, and Aida. She has done community theatre, including productions of Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing. Laurua participates in Feminisim Matters and Chamber Orchestra. Shawna Hays (senior) [Technical Crew] – Shawna has worked on Showcase, Ragtime, and Aida. She is a member of Stockmarket Club and the Copperdome staff. Shawna aspires to study art and design at UWMadison or Columbia College in Chicago.


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Glenn Helme (senior) [Mr. Saunders] – Glenn’s extensive acting credits include Aladdin Jr., A Few Good Men, Les Miserables, Rent, The Laramie Project, Aida, and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q. He is a member of the SHS Chamber Choir and has performed in Joseph…Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, and The Music Man in Maryland. Glenn is the Managing Editor of Ripples, the coPresident of AFS, and the Treasurer of Best Buddies. He hopes to study International Relations at American University. Nina Hemmer (junior) [Technical Crew] – Nina has worked crew for Shout, Ragtime, Avenue Q, and Aida. Guillaume Jacob (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – Tenor makes Guillaume’s SHS debut, but he did theatre in his native country of Belgium. He participated in Book of the Jungle and Tableau in Belgium and is a member of Best Buddies at SHS. Summer Jurinak-Van Kempen (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – Summer has previously worked crew on The Laramie Project, Avenue Q, and Aida. Additionally, she worked crew for Next to Normal at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Summer is active in Pegasus, Art Club, and Chess Club.

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Maureen Kailhofer (junior) [Technical Crew] – Maureen has performed in Showcase and Aida. She worked crew for Rent. She is heavily involved in choir at SHS. Deja Lee (junior) [Technical Crew] – Deja has worked on costumes for Aida and Showcase. She is a member of Stockmarket Club and she is a peer mentor. Amelie Meyers (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – Amelie was in the chorus of Aida and did crew for SIS’s Cinderella. At Danceworks, Amelie did The Wizard of Oz, Kabuki Gift, The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf, Holiday in the Rainforest, and Colbalt Blue. She is also a member of the Jewish Culture Club. Rodney Nelson (senior) [Technical Crew] – Rodney was in the cast of Ragtime and was the Assistant Stage Manager for The Laramie Project. Additionally, he has done crew for Showcase 2012, Avenue Q, and SIS Show Circle. Rodney is one of the presidents of Broadcast Shorewood.

Wish We Could Be There, Simon Break A Leg (Not Really)! Grandpa and Karen


SHOREWOOD HIGH SCHOOL First Semester Performing Arts Calendar November 1-4 Fall Comedy, Lend Me a Tenor – 7 pm/2 pm

November 13 Fall Band Concert – 7 pm

November 15 Orchestra Fall Concert – 7 pm

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December 7-9 SIS Musical, High School Musical Jr. – 7 pm/2 pm

December 18 Chamber Singers & Chamber Orchestra Holidy Concert – 7 pm @ Kingo Lutheran Church

December 20 SHS Choirs Winter Music Festival – 7 pm Mrs. Karen Frink – Orchestra Teacher, Performing Arts Department Chair Mr. Jason Clark – Vocal Music Teacher Mr. Salvatore Terrasi – Band Teacher Mr. Patrick Spreadbury – Technical Theatre Teacher Mr. Joe King – Theatre Teacher/Director Mrs. Laura Meyer – Costume Designer


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Marissa Noe (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – Marissa has been in Cinderella and Into the Woods at SIS and in Avenue Q and Aida at SHS. She has also performed at First Stage and is a member of Student Council and the Jewish Culture Club.

Nanna Schramm (junior) [Technical Crew] – Nanna, an exchange student from Denmark, is making her SHS Theatre debut. In Denmark, she has performed in many plays at Viborg Drama School. At SHS, she participates in AFS and Best Buddies.

Lina Pashkova (senior) [Technical Crew] – Lina has been on costume crew for Showcase, Ragtime, and Aida. She is a member of Stockmarket Club and Copperdome staff. She plans to study accounting and language at UW-Madison or the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Alec Sill (freshman) [Technical Crew] – Tenor marks Alec’s SHS debut, but he participated in Longfellow Middle School productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls, and The Music Man.

Grace Pelisek (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – This is Grace’s SHS theatre debut! She is a member of GSA, Art Club, and Chess Club. Daniel Pichette (sophomore) [Technical Crew] – Daniel was on crew for Avenue Q and the SIS production of Into the Woods. He participates in Best Buddies and GSA clubs at SHS.

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Quintin Thomas (junior) [Technical Crew] – Quintin did crew for The Laramie Project and has participated in many elementary school plays. Julia Wilkinson (senior) [Maggie] – Julia has numerous acting credits, including Showcase, Les Miserables, Rent, Shout, Ragtime, The Laramie Project, Avenue Q, and she was Nehebka in Aida. She has worked backstage on Aladdin Jr. and A Few Good Men. In the community, Julia has appeared in at least 12 productions, with highlights being Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin, The Sound of Music, and Oklahoma! Julia is the President of International Thespian Society and is a Dragon, and she participates in AFS and Volunteer Shorewood. Julia hopes to major in Musical Theatre in college.

Glenn, You’re our favorite heart attack waiting to happen! Love, Mom and Dad


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