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Milwaukee Repertory Theater 2011/12 Season We’ve Got A Ticket Package To Fit Your Lifestyle!

Season tickets start as low as $60! Save up to 20% off single ticket prices, receive discounts on additional tickets and special savings at the area’s best restaurants! Yellowman By Dael Orlandersmith Directed by May Adrales Now – November 13, 2011 Stiemke Studio Lombardi By Eric Simonson Based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss Directed by Sanford Robbins Now – November 20, 2011 Quadracci Powerhouse Song Man Dance Man Created & Performed by Jon Peterson Directed by Brent Hazelton November 4, 2011 – January 8, 2012 Stackner Cabaret A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy & Edward Morgan Directed by Joseph Hanreddy December 2 – 24, 2011 Pabst Theater Next to Normal Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt Directed by Mark Clements December 6, 2011 – January 15, 2012 Quadracci Powerhouse

Stiemke Studio. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Rep Lab Short–Play Festival January 12 – 16, 2012 Stiemke Studio The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield Directed by Sean Graney January 13 – March 11, 2012 Stackner Cabaret To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee Adapted by Christopher Sergel Directed by Aaron Posner January 31 – March 4, 2012 Quadracci Powerhouse In the Next Room or the vibrator play By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Laura Gordon March 7 – April 22, 2012 Stiemke Studio Always . . . Patsy Cline Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story Directed by Sandy Ernst March 16 – May 6, 2012 Stackner Cabaret Othello By William Shakespeare Directed by Mark Clements April 3 – May 6, 2012 Quadracci Powerhouse

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LORT League of resident theatres

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Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex Stackner Cabaret Mark Clements Artistic Director

Dawn Helsing Wolters Managing Director

Created and Performed by Jon Peterson Directed by Brent Hazelton Musical Direction by Jack Forbes Wilson

Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Stage Manager Stage Manager Stage Management Apprentice

Courtney O’Neill Rachel Laritz Lee Fiskness Sarah Deming-Henes* Mark S. Sahba* David Hartig

Melissa Nyari Vartanian Craig Gottschalk Tyler Smith James Guy Jim Medved Holly Payne

Production Manager Lighting & Sound Director Technical Director Properties Director Charge Scenic Artist Costume Director

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

There will be one intermission.

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(Songs and song order subject to change.)

1. SONG MAN DANCE MAN

Jon Peterson

2. I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO TELEGRAPH MY BABY

George M. Cohan

3. GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY

George M. Cohan

4. IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I DANCE WITH YOU

Irving Berlin

5. I CAN’T BE BOTHERED NOW

George & Ira Gershwin

6. FOR ME AND MY GAL/I GOT RHYTHM

G. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, & E. Ray Goetz/George & Ira Gershwin

7. IT’S A LOVELY DAY TODAY

Irving Berlin

8. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown

9. SPLISH SPLASH

Bobby Darin & Murray Kaufman

10. AS LONG AS I’M SINGING

Bobby Darin

11. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE

Ron Miller & Orlando Murden

12. CANDY MAN

Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

13. STRAWBERRY FAIR

Sabine Baring Gould

14. ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

15. BROADWAY RHYTHM

Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown

16. I WANNA WANDER

Donald O’Connor

17. I GOTTA BE ME

Walter Marks

18. MACK THE KNIFE

Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht

19. SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM/ IF I RULED THE WORLD

Bobby Darin/Leslie Bricusse & Cyril Ornadel

20. LAZY RIVER

Hoagy Carmichael & Sidney Arodin

21. LIFE’S A FUNNY PROPOSITION AFTER ALL

George M. Cohan

22. I WANNA BE A DANCIN’ MAN

Johnny Mercer & Harry Warren

23. BE A CLOWN/ MAKE ’EM LAUGH 24. WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?

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Cole Porter/Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley


BIOS Jon Peterson, Performer/ Playwright Jon Peterson is making his Milwaukee Rep debut. He has performed Song Man Dance Man in LA, New York City, OffBroadway, Fort Lauderdale, Connecticut and Detroit. He has appeared in the Broadway production of Cabaret. OffBroadway credits include: George M. Cohan Tonight! (Drama Desk Award nominee), Have a Heart and George M. Cohan Revue. National Tour/Regional credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, Sophisticated Ladies, Half a Sixpence, World Goes Round, Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret (National) and Chorus Line. West End/U.K. credits: Sound of Music, Chorus Line, Dames at Sea, She Loves Me, Y. (Yes, Y!), Sophisticated Ladies, Cavalcade, Whoop-Dee-Doo!, Definitely Doris, Cats, On Your Toes and Blitz!. Film: Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, Anna Ballerina, Mail Order Wife, Surviving Picasso and Chish ‘N’ Fips. Television: The Bill, Inmates and Out On Thursday. Cabaret: Comes Love . . . and Skidoo! Albums: The Johnny Mercer Jamboree, Skidoo! and George M. Cohan Tonight! jonpeterson.biz. Jack Forbes Wilson, Musical Director/ Pianist Jack recently appeared as Liberace in The Rep’s Stackner Cabaret hit production of Liberace! last season. He has also appeared in many shows at The Rep’s Stackner Cabaret, usually with his friend Kay Stiefel, including: Just For a Song (1997/98), Sing ’em a Story, Tell ’em a Song (1995/96), Unsung Cole (1993/94), Consumer Affairs (1993/94) and Rodgers and . . . (1992/93). Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, he loves living

in Milwaukee, where he teaches piano lessons to a slew of kids who are much more talented than he is! Brent Hazelton, Director/Associate Artistic Director Brent is a Wisconsin native and former Rep Acting Intern. He is in his 13th season with The Rep and first as an Associate Artistic Director after having served as The Rep’s Artistic Associate and Artistic Intern Company Director for the past eight seasons. Administratively, Brent oversees The Rep’s new play development initiatives, spearheads the season planning process, participates in internal strategic planning and collaborates with the rest of the Artistic Staff to support Rep productions. Artistically at The Rep, Brent most recently wrote and directed Liberace! and conceived the premiere installment of Rep Lab. He has also directed staged readings for The Rep/Ten Chimneys and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, created full productions for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwright’s Festival, Spiral Theatre and Windfall Ensemble, and directed the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s production of Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Brent has also served as a member of the adjunct faculties of Carthage College and UW-Parkside and has taught developmental workshops at colleges, conservatories and universities across the country. Courtney O’Neill, Scenic Designer Courtney O’Neill is a Chicagobased scenic designer. Her designs have been seen at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Hypocrites, Theatre Squared (Fayetteville, AR), About Face Theatre, Collaboraction and Noble Fool, among others. She received a Jeff Award for Mud (The Hypocrites) Song Man Dance Man – 4


BIOS and a Jeff Citation for Talk Radio (The Gift Theatre). Her design for David Cromer’s Our Town (The Hypocrites) was featured in Live Design magazine. She holds a BFA from DePaul University and is pursuing her MFA at Northwestern. Rachel Laritz, Costume Designer Rachel is happy to be returning to The Rep after joining them for: Laurel and Hardy, Almost, Maine, Happy Now?, A Year of Magical Thinking, I Just Stopped By to See the Man, Glengarry Glen Ross, Grafton City Blues, Edward Albee’s Seascape, Life Could be a Dream, Frozen, Half Life, Bad Dates, The Clean House, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, and Two Pianos, Four Hands. Other credits include: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre Louisville, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Pearl Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Peninsula Players, Remy Bumppo, Timeline, Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Opera Theatre and University of Michigan. Other professional credits include: NBC’S Law & Order. Rachel is a recipient of a 2011 Emerging Artist Award and a 2009 Joseph Jefferson Award. Lee Fiskness, Lighting Designer Lee Fiskness is a freelance Lighting Designer based in Chicago. Here at The Rep he has designed Liberace! and Soultime: At The Apollo. He has designed with Lookingglass Theatre, Northlight Theatre, American Blues Theatre, About Face Theatre, American Music Theatre Project, Two River Theatre in New Jersey and others. He has also worked at the Santa Fe Opera as a Lighting Supervisor for ten years.

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Sarah Deming-Henes, Stage Manager This is Sarah’s first production with The Rep, after years of being a delighted audience member. She has also recently worked at American Players Theatre and First Stage Children’s Theater. Thanks to family, friends and a nice fellow for unfailing kindnesses. Mark S. Sahba, Stage Manager Over the last 30 years, Mark has had the opportunity to work on many great plays with many talented people at The Rep, from Kingdom Come to From My Hometown. Other productions Mark has worked on at MRT include Our Town, M. Butterfly, Death of a Salesman, The Puppetmaster of Lodz, Soultime: At The Apollo, and many others. David Hartig, Stage Management Apprentice David is thrilled to be back at The Rep for his second season. Previous shows include Cabaret, My Name is Asher Lev, Bombshells, Rep Lab and Bombitty of Errors. He has also worked with American Players Theatre, Peninsula Players and is a graduate of the Theater Program at UW–La Crosse. Thank you for supporting the arts! Additional Staff Properties Coordinator: Anna Warren Assistant Sound Supervisor: Erin Paige


Two great shows rounding out the Stackner Cabaret season! Three guys, one dead playwright and thirty-seven plays, all in under two hours of over-the-top hilarity.

January 13 – March 11, 2012 By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield Directed by Sean Graney

March 16 – May 6, 2012

Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story Directed by Sandy Ernst

A celebration of the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. Kelley Faulkner. Photography: Brian Ach Design: Todd Edward Ivins

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I N D I V I D UA L G I V I N G The Rep would like to thank all individuals listed below who generously contributed to The Rep between October 17, 2010 and October 16, 2011. VISIONARY ($10,000+) Einhorn Family Foundation George and Audrey Grove Judy Hansen Jacqueline Herd-Barber and Michael Barber John and Constance Kordsmeier Patricia Lindner Robert H. and Carol O. Manegold Sally S. Manegold Gordana and Milan Racic Kathleen H. Seidel David and Julia Uihlein BENEFACTOR ($5,000 – $9,999) James and Mary Braza Julia and Bladen Burns Shirley Debouzek Ruth DeYoung Kohler Jim and Pati Ericson Keyes Family Kristine and Wayne Lueders Catherine and Buddy Robinson Teddy and Karin Werner PRODUCER ($2,500 – $4,999) Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Aster Kathe and Bill Biersach Wendy and Warren Blumenthal Robert and Carolyn Burrell Jane and Stephen Chernof Larry and Patty Compton Kay and John Crichton Susan and Gee Esslinger Kirt and Dixie Fiegel Kathleen Gray and Ronald R. Hofer Peter and Linda Hotz 7 – Song Man Dance Man

Henry and Margery Howard Jeffrey and Jacqueline Jahnke Judy and Gary Jorgensen David and Camille Kundert Franklin Loo and Sally Long Paul McElwee and Gayle Rosemann Anthony and Donna Meyer Dwight and Marleen Morgan Greg and Rhonda Oberland Ruth Olsen Anthony Petullo Lisa Quezada Joseph A. and Sarah Rock Micky and Ron Sadoff Jay and Anne Schamberg June Schloerb Thomas and Meredith Scrivner Patrick Smith Brian Stark and Debra Altshul-Stark Mike and Peg Uihlein Robert and Malissa Welke Stacy and Blair Williams DIRECTOR ($1,500 – $2,499) Isabel L. Bader Mark and Gerry Biehl Karen and Bill Boyd Lisa and Tom Braun Cheryl and Mark Brickman Juan Manuel Carrasquillo Byron and Suzanne Foster Patrick and Molly Gallagher

Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Margaret Heminway Wells Fund John and Tameica Greene Thomas and Lawrine Handrich Norma and Bill Harrington Edward Hashek and John Jors Carla and Robert Hay Dawn Helsing Wolters and Tony Wolters Dr. and Mrs. Burton Hoffman Stephen and Roberta Isaacson Maja Jurisic and Don Fraker Judith Keyes Robert and Gail Korb John and Nancy Larson Phoebe R. and John D. Lewis Foundation Susan and Robert Lueger Kevin and Rosanne Lyons Michael and Sandra McNeely Richard and Maribeth Meeusen Geraldine Mesching Robert and Dianne Morris Abigail and David Nash Cornelia Riedl Paul and Lynn Rix Joe and Katy Schlidt Nita Soref Maureen Swokowski and Hillerian Hess Wilfred Wollner Kristine and David Zahn Clare and Judy Zempel

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