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December 22 - 31, 2012 32nd Season, 94th Mainstage Production

BRIDGET McDONOUGH General Manager

RUDY HOGENMILLER Artistic Director

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OLIVER! Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd. Conductor Roger L. Bingaman

Choreographer Christopher Carter

Scenic Designer Adam L. Veness

Costume Designer Brenda Winstead

Lighting Designer Andrew H. Meyers

Sound Designer Palmer Jankins

Stage Manager Tom Campbell

Production Manager Katie Beeks

Stage Director Rudy Hogenmiller

OLIVER! is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc, 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

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A B O U T L I G H T O P E R A WO R K S LIGHT OPERA WORKS is a resident professional not-for-profit music theater in Evanston, founded in 1980. The company’s mission is to produce and present musical theater from a variety of world traditions. Such works include American, British, Viennese and French operetta, classic American musical theater, as well as contemporary fare. Since its inaugural season in 1981, LIGHT OPERA WORKS continues to be a leader in the United States for the presentation of these historically important and theatrically delightful works of art in productions similar in size and scope to their originals, in modern productions with professional artists and full orchestra. LIGHT OPERA WORKS is a member of the Illinois Arts Alliance, League of Chicago Theatres, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Evanston and Wilmette Chambers of Commerce and Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau. For a listing of LIGHT OPERA WORKS’ repertoire, and information on past productions, visit our website at www.LightOperaWorks.com. Oceanique, Prairie Moon and Trattoria Demi are the preferred restaurants of Light Opera Works. Special thanks to Whole Foods Market Evanston for sponsorship of the OLIVER! opening night reception. The Light Opera Works Box Office and Administrative Office are located at 516 4th Street in Wilmette. The Box Office phone number is (847) 920-5360, and Box Office fax line is (847) 920-5358. A F E W WO R D S F R O M T H E A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R As we say goodbye to 2012, I wish you a wonderful holiday season and thank you for coming to see OLIVER! Everyone at Light Opera Works has worked very hard to bring this challenging show to the stage. We’ve undertaken a complex set design by Adam Veness, and put together our largest cast since I began at Light Opera Works. And what a cast! It’s been so exciting watching such seasoned professionals as Jim Harms as Fagin and Colette Todd as Nancy working alongside all the youngsters, many experiencing their first professional musical show! I’d like to express a special thanks to all my actors and staff, especially Chris Carter for his assistance on staging, Susan Gosdick for her knowledge of dialects and, as always, Roger Bingaman and Linda Madonia for their musical direction, both of our actors and our wonderful orchestra. And now please: consider yourself at home—consider yourself part of the family. Enjoy OLIVER! Rudy Hogenmiller Artistic Director

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CAST Oliver Twist..................................................................................................................................................Michael Semanic Fagin...............................................................................................................................................................James Harms* Nancy................................................................................................................................................................Colette Todd The Artful Dodger......................................................................................................................................... Darren Barrere Mr. Bumble.............................................................................................................................................................Cary Lovett Window Corney......................................................................................................................................Sarah Jane Blevins Bill Sykes...........................................................................................................................................Edward J. MacLennan Bet................................................................................................................................................................. Nicole Karkazis Mr. Brownlow........................................................................................................................................................ Rick Rapp Mrs. Bedwin.................................................................................................................................................. Jody Goldman Dr. Grimwig....................................................................................................................................................Jerry M. Miller Mr. Sowerberry.................................................................................................................................................David Elliott Mrs. Sowerberry....................................................................................................................................... Patrice Egleston Noah Claypole.............................................................................................................................................. Jordan Phelps Charlotte..................................................................................................................................................... Kelly Maryanski Old Sally..................................................................................................................................... Maggie Clennon Reberg Ensemble Boys Ford Baker, Jonah Bauer, Gavin Lambert Clarke, Myles Aidan Clarke, Justin Cole-Hunt, Brennan Dougherty, Christian Engelhardt, Collin Engelhardt, Bruiser Ford, Aleksander Kowalchuk, Nikolai Kowalchuk, Tomas Kowalchuk, Evan Lerner, Sean Loftus, Charlie Lovett, Charlie Reinhard, Benedict Anthony Schwegel, Lucas Jade Zumann Ensemble Matthias Austin, Angel Barrette, Christie Burgess, Nathan Carroll, Emily Goldberg, Nathan Mittleman, Jordan Phelps, Maggie Clennon Reberg, Jeremy Sonkin, Yael Wartens Understudies Maggie Clennon Reberg (Widow Corney, Mrs. Sowerberry, Mrs. Bedwin), Matthias Austin (Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Bumble), Brennan Dougherty (Oliver) *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

ORCHESTR A (All musicians are members of Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208) Flute/Piccolo: Jean Bishop; Oboe/English Horn: Debra R. Freedland; Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: David Tuttle; Bassoon: Dianne Ryan Horn: Kelly Langenberg, Amanda Karwoske; Trumpet: John Burson, Kevin G. Wood; Trombone: John McAllister, James Mattern Percussion: Tina S. Laughlin, Russell Knutson Violin I: Harvey Lobstein, Nina Saito, Elizabeth M. Brown, John F. Ling; Violin II: Diana J. Brodick, Corinne K. Brodick, Chikako Miyata; Viola: Loretta L. Gillespie, Shiho Toyonaga; Cello: Dorothy A. Deen, Richard Yeo; Bass: Joseph Krzysiak Original Broadway orchestrations by Eric Rogers

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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Stage Director................................................................................................................................. Rudy Hogenmiller Conductor / Chorus Master........................................................................................................ Roger L. Bingaman Choreographer.............................................................................................................................Christopher Carter Production Manager................................................................................................................................Katie Beeks Scenic Designer.................................................................................................................................. Adam L. Veness Lighting Designer...........................................................................................................................Andrew H. Meyers Costume Designer............................................................................................................................Brenda Winstead Sound Designer...................................................................................................................................Palmer Jankins Hair and Make-up Designer..............................................................................................Sienna Macedon-Kusek Properties Designer............................................................................................................................Julia Eberhardt Assistant Costume Designer................................................................................................. Julia Zayas-Melendez Dialect Coach..........................................................................................................................................Susan Gosdick Fight Consultant...............................................................................................................................John McFarland Assistant Musical Director................................................................................................................Linda Madonia Orchestra Contractor/ Music Librarian........................................................................................ Harvey Lobstein Stage Manager.....................................................................................................................................Tom Campbell Assistant Stage Manager.................................................................................................................. Ryan Hamman Technical Director / Run Crew Chief.............................................................................................. Adam L. Veness Master Electrician....................................................................................................................................Mac Vaughey Lighting Board Operator.....................................................................................................................Lauren Taylor Spotlight Operators......................................................................................................Michael Wax, Eric Branson Sound Board Operator...................................................................................................................... Daniel Carlyon Costume Assistant..............................................................................................................................Alicia Ann Lees Hair and Make-up Assistant........................................................................................................Tatiana B. Srutwa Running Crew...................................................................................................................Brock Alter, David Servillo Young Performers Supervisor................................................................................................................Kaylee Oost Set Construction............................................................................................................................Crosstown Scenic

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SYNOPSIS OF SCENES AND MUSICAL NUMBERS Setting: The place is London, the time 1850. ACT ONE Scene 1: The Workhouse, Early Evening “Food, Glorious Food” … Oliver and Boys “Oliver” … Mr. Bumble, Widow Corney and Boys Scene 2: The Workhouse Parlor and Street, Later “I Shall Scream” … Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble “Boy for Sale” … Mr. Bumble Scene 3: The Undertaker’s, Same Day “That’s Your Funeral” ... Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry, Mr. Bumble “Where is Love?” … Oliver Scene 4: The Undertaker’s, Next Morning Scene 5: Paddington Green, Morning, a Week Later “Consider Yourself” … The Artful Dodger, Oliver and Ensemble Scene 6: The Thieves’ Kitchen and Street, Later “Pick a Pocket or Two” …Fagin and Boys “It’s a Fine Life” … Nancy, Bet and Boys “I’d Do Anything” … The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Oliver, Bet, Fagin and Boys “Be Back Soon” … Fagin and Boys Fifteen-minute intermission ACT TWO Scene 1: The Three Cripples, a Public House, That Evening “Oom-Pah-Pah” … Nancy and Ensemble “My Name” … Bill Sykes “As Long as He Needs Me” … Nancy Scene 2: The Brownlow House and Street, Two Weeks Later Reprise: “Where Is Love?” … Mrs. Bedwin “Who Will Buy?” … Oliver and Ensemble Scene 3: The Thieves’ Kitchen, Later Reprise: “It’s a Fine Life” … Nancy, Bill, Fagin and The Artful Dodger “Reviewing the Situation” … Fagin Scene 4: The Workhouse and Street, A Few Days Later Reprise: “Oliver” … Widow Corney and Mr. Bumble Scene 5: The Brownlow House and Street, A Few Days Later Reprise: “As Long as He Needs Me” … Nancy Scene 6: London Bridge, Midnight Reprise: “Reviewing the Situation” … Fagin Finale … The Company Oliver!

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CAST

Matthias Austin

Ford Baker

Darren Barrere

Angel Barrette

Jonah Bauer

Sarah Jane Blevins

Christie Burgess

Nathan Carroll

Gavin Lambert Clarke Myles Aidan Clarke

Brennan Dougherty

Patrice Egleston

David Elliott

Christian Engelhardt

Collin Engelhardt

Bruiser Ford

Emily Goldberg

Jody Goldman

James Harms

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Justin Cole-Hunt

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Aleksander Kowalchuk Nikolai Kowalchuk

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Evan Lerner

Edward J. MacLennan

Sean Loftus

Cary Lovett

Kelly Maryanski

Jerry M. Miller

Jordan Phelps

Rick Rapp

Charlie Reinhard

Benedict Anthony Schwegel

Colette Todd

Yael Wartens

Charlie Lovett

Nathan Mittleman

Maggie Clennon Reberg

Michael Semanic

Lucas Jade Zumann

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BIOGR APHIES JAMES HARMS (Fagin) was Cervantes in MAN OF LA MANCHA, the Major General in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and the Lord Chancellor in IOLANTHE for Light Opera Works, where he also directed BITTER SWEET. Jim appeared this year as Jimmy Tomorrow in the acclaimed production of THE ICEMAN COMETH at the Goodman Theatre with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy. Another favorite project at the Goodman was Kander and Ebb’s musical, THE VISIT, with Chita Rivera. A member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1963, he has appeared at most of the major theaters in Chicago including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Marriott Theatre and Drury Lane Oakbrook. He toured nationally and internationally in EVITA, THE FANTASTICKS and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and is the recipient of eight Joseph Jefferson Awards. MICHAEL SEMANIC (Oliver Twist) makes his debut with Light Opera Works in OLIVER! He has played the Mayor of Munchkinland in THE WIZARD OF OZ (Music on Stage), Prince Peter in RAPUNZEL (Center Stage) and Louis Leonowens in THE KING AND I (LZP Productions). The 11-year-old sixth grader from Streamwood is an avid reader, violinist and pianist, and this year joined the Elgin Children’s Chorus in their Concert, Chamber and Boys Choirs. COLETTE TODD (Nancy) was Aldonza in Light Opera Works’ MAN OF LA MANCHA, and appeared in OPERETTA’S GREATEST HITS. She has been seen locally in INTO THE WOODS (Baker’s Wife), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Woman 1), WEST SIDE STORY (Anita), JEKYLL & HYDE (Lucy), DRACULA: THE MUSICAL (Mina), and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Mary). She has performed with Illinois Opera Theatre, DuPage Opera Theatre, Stage 48 Productions, Theatre Nebula, Harper Ensemble Theatre, Music On Stage, and as a vocal soloist with the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra. DARREN BARRERE (The Artful Dodger) makes his Light Opera Works debut in OLIVER! Select credits include PETER PAN (National Tour),Tina Landau’s production of THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE (A.C.T. San Francisco), NOT WANTED ON THIS VOYAGE (American Music Theatre Project), and assistant directing Mary Zimmerman’s CANDIDE (Goodman Theatre). He is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied directing and adaptation. Northwestern credits include productions with directors David H. Bell, David Catlin, Amanda Dehnert, Sean Graney, and Dominic Missimi. 8

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CARY LOVETT (Mr. Bumble) makes his third appearance at Light Opera Works; he was last seen as Sancho Panza in MAN OF LA MANCHA, and prior to that, as Alfred Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY. Over the past 25 years Cary has moved from male ingénue (Lt. Cable in SOUTH PACIFIC at Drury Lane Evergreen Park) to leading man (Jean Valjean understudy in LES MISERABLES on the third national tour) to his current position of character actor. He has performed with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus and the acclaimed vocal ensemble Chicago a cappella, and can be heard singing throughout the Chicago area as a cantor at numerous churches. SARAH JANE BLEVINS (Widow Corney) is making her Light Opera Works debut. She has performed extensively with theaters in the northwest suburbs including appearances in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Annas), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Trix the Aviatrix), ALL SHOOK UP (Mayor Matilda Hyde), BEEHIVE, FOOTLOOSE, and JANE EYRE, THE MUSICAL. Other musical theater credits include Meg in BRIGADOON, Rizzo in GREASE, and Patsy Cline in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE. Sarah is also a singer with the country band The RoadHouse Prophets, and the Ocean Blu Big Band. EDWARD J. MACLENNAN (Bill Sykes) returns to Light Opera Works where he was Dr. Carrasco in MAN OF LA MANCHA. He won two consecutive Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation awards for Best Principal Actor in a Musical as Emile De Becque in SOUTH PACIFIC, and Guido in NINE, and made his operatic debut in the title role of Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH with American Chamber Opera. His favorite roles include Don Quixote and the Phantom at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, and Guido in NINE at the Chicago Street Theatre. RICK RAPP (Mr. Brownlow) makes his Light Opera Works debut with OLIVER! Recently retired after a long career teaching English and drama, Rick has appeared in or directed dozens of shows, and has been a mainstay of the south suburban theater scene for the past three decades. In January, he travels to Nicaragua to work with Habitat for Humanity. JODY GOLDMAN (Mrs. Bedwin) has appeared at Light Opera Works in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Madame Armfeldt), THE STUDENT PRINCE (Duchess), MY FAIR LADY (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), THE MUSIC MAN (Alma Hicks), HELLO, DOLLY! (Dolly understudy) and GIGI (Madame Dumard). Other musical comedy credits: MAME (Mame), GYPSY


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(Rose), HELLO, DOLLY! (Dolly), 42nd STREET (Dorothy Brock) and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Golde). Three of her favorite roles: Jeanette in THE FULL MONTY, Lita Encore in RUTHLESS, and the Wicked Witch in THE WIZARD OF OZ. Jody has also worked in movies, television, and radio and TV commercials. NICOLE KARKAZIS (Bet) is a member of Actors Training Center’s Teen Repertory Company, where she was seen in PETER PAN (Peter Pan), THE SECRET GARDEN (Mary Lennox) and ANNIE (Annie). Nicole also performs in the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Teen Committee on Conscience touring play, RAINING SEASON (Hetty). Other credits include Porchlight Theater’s MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (Susan Walker) and Metropolis Theater’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This is her Light Opera Works debut. DAVID ELLIOTT (Mr. Sowerberry) is making his Light Opera Works debut. His other credits include SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, FOLLIES (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), HAIRSPRAY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook), AWAKE AND SING (Northlight Theatre), Leonato in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Friar Tuck in ROBIN HOOD (Oak Park Festival Theatre), Mayor Martin O’Doul in FLANAGAN’S WAKE (Noble Fool), Sir Charles Gurney in THE RULING CLASS (Backstage Theatre), Norman Bulansky in THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, Murray in THE ODD COUPLE, Van Buren in DAMN YANKEES, (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre) and Caiaphas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (American Eagle Productions). PATRICE EGLESTON (Mrs. Sowerberry) was seen at Light Opera Works as Morgan Le Fey in CAMELOT. She played Lady Pembroke in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III, Mrs. Tilehouse in Theatre Mir’s THE

SEA (at Theatre Wit), Lady Capulet in ROMEO AND JULIET and Lady Macbeth in MACBETH (both at First Folio Theatre). She was Reverend Mother Celine in Lifeline Theatre’s MARIETTE IN ECSTACY, Lady Croom in ARCADIA with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT at Noble Fool, Elizabeth in TAKING STEPS at City Lit Theater Company, and understudied Amy Morton in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Steppenwolf Theatre. JERRY M. MILLER (Dr. Grimwig) is a Chicago actor, director and producer. He appeared with Light Opera Works as Mr. Lundie in BRIGADOON and Ben in THE SECRET GARDEN. Jerry recently wrote, produced and directed the play THE LONG WALK FOR WATER with original music by Dorie Ellzey Blesoff. Jerry appears in the recently released movie I HEART SHAKEY as the American Gothic Man. Jerry received his MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina, and currently studies voice with Marc Embree of DePaul University. RUDY HOGENMILLER (Stage Director / Artistic Director) has directed and/or choreographed many Light Opera Works productions, including OPERETTA’S GREATEST HITS, MAN OF LA MANCHA, CAMELOT, THE STUDENT PRINCE, BRIGADOON, HELLO, DOLLY!, MY FAIR LADY and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. For almost 30 years he has been an actor, director and choreographer in Chicago, working at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Theatre at the Center, Northlight Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Pegasus Players and Chamber Opera Chicago. As a dancer he toured nationally and internationally from Los Angeles to Japan to Egypt with EVITA, A CHORUS LINE and THE FANTASTICKS. He has received 17 nominations and six Joseph Jefferson Awards for choreography and/or direction, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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ROGER L. BINGAMAN (Conductor / Music Director) conducted CAMELOT, THE SECRET GARDEN, THE STUDENT PRINCE, BRIGADOON, HELLO, DOLLY! and many other productions at Light Opera Works, where he has worked over the years as conductor, chorus master, assistant conductor and pianist. In December of 2005 he was named the company’s music director. Since 1999, Mr. Bingaman has been the director of the apprentice program and chorus master for the Sarasota Opera, where began his tenure in 1998 as an assistant conductor. “Bing” is the music director of Irving Park Lutheran Church and is the artistic director of the Irving Park Fine Arts Series; he is also choir director and organist at Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish congregation in Skokie. Bing has worked with Lyric Opera’s Opera-in-the-Neighborhoods program, Michigan Opera Theatre, the Savoyaires, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Dayton Opera, Opera Lenawee and Opera Lafayette, among others. CHRISTOPHER CARTER (Choreographer) was seen in CAROUSEL and BRIGADOON with Light Opera Works; this is his debut with the company as choreographer. Chicago area appearances include HAIRSPRAY (Drury Lane Oakbrook), SHOW BOAT (Lyric Opera of Chicago), JOSPEH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Paramount Theater), 42ND STREET, THE WIZ, GUYS AND DOLLS (Theater at the Center) and Richie in A CHORUS LINE (Village Players), additionally serving as co-choreographer on JOSEPH and THE WIZ. Chris was a company member of Thodos Dance Chicago. Other credits include VEGGIE TALES LIVE national tour, Coalhouse in RAGTIME, Mr. Black in THE WILD PARTY, Ken in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, and THE LION KING. ADAM L. VENESS (Scenic Designer) designed MAN OF LA MANCHA, CAMELOT, THE SECRET GARDEN, RODGERS & HART: A CELEBRATION and I DO! I DO! for Light Opera Works. He has served in a technical capacity for more than 20 productions with the company. His work has been seen on stages throughout the region, including Metropolis Theater, Seanechai Theater, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook, Writers’ Theater, Northwestern University Opera Theater, the Gift Theatre, Studio BE, and Northbrook Theater for Young Audiences. He is resident scenic designer for Theo Ubique, where he worked on the Jeff Award-winning productions of CATS and SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, and received a 2012 Jeff nomination for his design of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. 10

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BRENDA WINSTEAD (Costume Designer) is working with Light Opera works for the first time. Chicago area credits include 42ND STREET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE WIZ, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, MAN OF LA MANCHA, CRAZY FOR YOU, LEADING LADIES, THE PRODUCERS, HELLO, DOLLY! And FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Theatre at the Center), THE PRICE (Shattered Globe) THE CHICAGO LANDMARK PROJECT, COOPERSTOWN and THE WATER ENGINE (Theatre Seven). Other credits include BORN YESTERDAY, RUMORS and THE MOUSETRAP (Peninsula Players), ALL SHOOK UP and HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC (Forestburgh Playhouse), MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN and WAITING FOR GODOT (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), and CAROUSEL (Sierra Repertory Theatre).   Brenda has an MFA from the University of Connecticut. ANDREW H. MEYERS (Lighting Designer) has lit more than 35 shows for Light Opera Works, including MAN OF LA MANCHA, CAMELOT, THE SECRET GARDEN, RAGTIME and OKLAHOMA! Recently, he designed the highly acclaimed FEAST, AN INTIMATE TEMPEST for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and lit the entire season for Northwestern University Opera Theater. In Chicago his work has been seen at Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Irish Repertory Theatre, L’Opera Piccola, Pegasus Players, Red Moon, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens and many others. Nationally, he is a frequent designer for Next Act Theatre (Milwaukee), the Broward Stagedoor Theatre (Florida), Ballet Memphis and Virginia Musical Theatre, and has lit shows for the Skylight Opera Theatre and the Repertory Theatres of Arkansas, Madison, and Milwaukee. He lights corporate events, fashion shows and trade shows all over North America, and designed tours for the Richard Thompson Band. PALMER JANKINS (Sound Designer) is making his Light Opera Works debut. His design work has been heard at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Transversal Theatre Company and Cornerstone Theatre Company in Los Angeles, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California, the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, Romania, and the Ruckus Theater Company in Chicago. He is currently traveling across the continent as sound designer and engineer for HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE. He received a MFA in Sound Design from the University of California, Irvine and a BA in Theatre Design & Production from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.


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TOM CAMPBELL (Stage Manager) worked with Light Opera Works for the first time as stage manager on MAN OF LA MANCHA. Originally from Cleveland, he is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he studied stage management, musical theatre, and dance. Stage management credits include ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Emerald City Theatre), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Loyola University), MOTHER BEAR (Mortar Theatre), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Emerald City), MISALLIANCE (Loyola University), WAR WITH THE NEWTS (Next Theatre), as well as various dance productions. Tom recently served as the company manager for Loyola’s three-school #3USHAK3SF3ST touring Shakespeare festival. BRIDGET McDONOUGH (General Manager) has been employed in arts management since graduating from Northwestern University in 1978. In 1980, she co-founded Light Opera

Works with Philip Kraus and others. She holds membership in the Illinois Arts Alliance, is past president of the Rotary Club of Evanston, and served on the boards of the Evanston Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Around the Coyote, as well as the School of Communication Alumni Board at Northwestern University. She is currently on the boards of the North Shore International Network and the Musicians Club of Women and the tourism committee of Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. In 2008, she served as one of the international judges at the Second Vladimir Kurochkin International Competition of Young Artists of Operetta and Musicals in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and was honored by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce with their 2009 Public Service / Nonprofit Person of the Year Award.

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F General Manager............................................................................................................................Bridget McDonough Artistic Director.......................................................................................................................................Rudy Hogenmiller Music Director.....................................................................................................................................Roger L. Bingaman Business Manager..........................................................................................................................................Michael Kotze Director of Audience and Press Services.....................................................................................Christopher A. Riley Administrative and Production Associate...........................................................................................Kyle A. Dougan Interns................................................................................... Megan Orticelli, Victoria Vasquez, Suzanne Whitney House Manager..............................................................................................................................................Matt Conlon Box Office Staff............................................................................................................................Myra Levin, Sherrie Witt Development Services........................................................................................................................... Juno Consulting Marketing Services............................................................................................................................. The Hunt Company Graphic Design......................................................................................................................................Bill Van Nimwegen Photography...................................................................................Rich Foreman, Chris Ocken, Dr. John McMahon Volunteers................................................................................................................................................................The Saints Auditors................................................................................................................................................ Brook Weiner L.L.C. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Robert A. Greendale, M.D., President Jefferson C. Collins, Immediate Past President Steven Bashwiner Ted C. Fishman Joseph Greco, M.D. Bridget McDonough Pamela T. Pettibone Rosie Rees Morris E. Robinson, Sr. Pamela P. Rosenbusch Benjamin P. Shapiro Trudene Westerman Catherine Westphal The Honorable Lorraine H. Morton, Former Mayor of Evanston, Honorary Board Member

ADVISORY COUNCIL The Honorable Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois Comptroller, Honorary Chair Stephen G. Baime William J. Erickson Sasha Gerritson Robert Markey Dominic Missimi Julian Oettinger Duckie and Gregg Opelka Pamela T. Pettibone James Schneider Kenneth Shepro Hugh Smith Gary Wigoda Oliver!

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Mr. and Mrs. Casmir Szczepaniak Beverly and Thomas Tabern Susan and James Thompson Cynthia and Neal Toback Mr. Ned Turner Mary Uppena-Weed Nancy Usiak in honor of Janis and Lex Irvine Dr. Marion Verp Mr. Michael Weinberg Ms. Sandra A. Weiss Mrs. R. W. Wigoda Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wortell Naomi Yale and Milton Nidetz Annette and Meyer Yeslin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zawislak Mr. Robert Zeller Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Zonsius

C O R P O R AT E , B U S I N E S S A N D F O U N DAT I O N S U P P O R T 2 012 $20,000 - $75,000 Anonymous The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The Frank B. Foster Charitable Trust The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince National Endowment for the Arts $5,000 - $19,999 Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Illinois Arts Council NIB Foundation The Pauls Foundation $2,000 - $4,999 Anonymous The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation Romano Brothers and Company

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Coming Soon to WriterS’ theatre!

Pictured: Mark L. Montgomery and Kate Fry. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

The LeTTers

sweeT chAriTy

By John W. LoWeLL DirecteD by KimberLy Senior Featuring Kate Fry anD marK L. montgomery

book by neiL Simon, Music by Cy CoLeman, Lyrics by Dorothy FieLDS Based on an original screenplay by Frederico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and ennio Flaiano, Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, carr and Harris, conceived, staged and choreographed by BoB Fosse MusicaL Direction by Doug PeCK choreographeD by JeSSiCa reDiSh DirecteD by artistic Director miChaeL haLberStam

Performed at Books on Vernon – 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe begins november 13, 2012

An edge-of-your-seAT poLiTicAL ThriLLer, sTAged in The mosT inTimATe of spAces!

Performed at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe begins January 22, 2013

The cLAssic dAnce musicAL scored for A Live jAzz combo!

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