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Now in its 59th season, Milwaukee Repertory Theater is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional theater to Milwaukee and Wisconsin in addition to offering a wide range of educational and community programs. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, the Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex is a cleverly-converted power generation plant that houses Milwaukee Repertory Theater consisting of three theaters: the Quadracci Powerhouse (720 seats), the Steimke Studio (205 seats) and the Stackner Cabaret (118 seats), which is also a full-service restaurant and bar. Together, these spaces offer a variety of staging options from compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works to full-scale musicals and comedies.

Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating plays that are meaningful and relevant to the society we live in – plays that are challenging, visceral and engage the community through the issues they explore. With the start of the 2012/13 Season, The Rep expanded its Artistic Family to 19 Associate Artists. This new creative initiative will build upon the indelible legacy of The Rep’s Acting Company and now will expand to include directors, writers, designers, musicians and actors. This group will help participate and advise in choosing plays The Rep produces as well as other initiatives. They will contribute to the work seen on all Rep stages, read scripts, engage in education projects, along with other duties as well as serve as advocates for The Rep in their home communities across the nation. The Rep has long been committed to a core group of artists and this new ensemble will continue The Rep’s commitment to giving voice to a broad spectrum of cultural, educational and community experiences that serve and reflect the diversity of perspectives found in this region.

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By Charles Dickens Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan Directed by Aaron Posner‡ Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Musical Director Music Arranger Movement Director Dialect Coach Casting Director Assistant Casting Director Children’s Director Make-up/Hair/Wig Designer Production Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager Children’s Stage Manager Assistant Children’s Stage Manager Assistant Director

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CAST LIST Ebenezer Scrooge.....................................................................Christopher Donahue* Ghost of Christmas Present.................................................................. Melody Betts* Mrs. Dilber/Ghost of Christmas Past/Lucy.............................. Renata Friedman* Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Oatway........................................................................ Marti Gobel* Young Scrooge/Barnaby..........................................................................Erik Hellman* Miss Tywce/Mrs. Fezziwig/Mr. Mudd/Businessman.............. Angela Iannone*‡ Reverend Waghorn/Marley/Old Joe.......................................... Gerard Neugent*‡ Mr. Grimgrind/Mr. Topper....................................................... Alexander Pawlowski* Belle/Madeline.........................................................................................Melisa Pereyra* Mr. Philpot/Mr. Fezziwig/Mr. Scadger/Businessman.......... Jonathan Smoots* Fred/Mr. Oatway...........................................................................................Luigi Sottile* Catherine/Mrs. Sidebottom/Cook.......................................................... Emily Trask* Bob Cratchit/Mr. Sidebottom...............................................Jonathan Wainwright* Ghost of Christmas Future.................................................................. Teddy Spencer Fan.................................................................................................. Anastasia Brasser-Vos Martha Cratchit..................................................................................... Morgan Gamblin Peter Cratchit.............................................................................................Jamaica Gobel Tiny Tim..............................................................................Kate Ketelhohn/Jack Trettin Belinda Cratchit...................................................................................... Freedom Gobel Alice Cratchit...........................................................................................Claire Zempel Mary Cratchit............................................................................................. Meagan Haupt Percy Smudge....................................................................................Luke Brotherhood Boy Scrooge......................................................................................................Seth Horne Remembrance................................................................................................. Zoe Francis Forgiveness................................................................................................... Karly Francis Dick Wilkins.........................................................................................John Brotherhood Ignorance.......................................................................................................... Gabe Smith Want..................................................................................................................Alyssa Sachs A Christmas Carol Children’s Ensemble: Kendal Briscoe, Elliott Brotherhood, John Brotherhood, Kemet Gobel, Nya, Alyssa Sachs, Leah Schiman, Gabe Smith A Christmas Carol Ensemble: Lamar Jefferson, Casey Kitzman, Sophie Kobylinski, Toni Linn Martin, Jessi Noel, Tyrone Phillips, Jamie Rezanour, Kaitlyn Serketich, Teddy Spencer, Bri Sudia, Trequon Tate, Mercedes White *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ‡Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artist There will be one 15-minute intermission.

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TIN Y TIM TICK ET PROGR A M November, 2012 Dear Friends, Once again all of us at The Rep are delighted to thank the Patty and Jay Baker Foundation for their generosity and commitment to the children of our community. Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic has become a holiday tradition for families in Milwaukee. Now celebrating its 37th anniversary, A Christmas Carol has brought joy to thousands of children and adults every holiday season. Because of the Tiny Tim Ticket program, we are happy to be able to provide tickets to those who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to enjoy this Yuletide classic. Our warm thanks to the Bakers for their generous holiday gift to our community. Happy Holidays! Dawn Helsing Wolters Managing Director

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Through the continued generosity of Patty and Jay Baker, The Rep was able to provide tickets to the following organizations this year through the Tiny Tim Ticket Program: Arlington Court Resident Organization (Housing Authority) Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement Aurora Sinai Medical Center Benedict Center Big Brothers Big Sisters Calvary Baptist Church Group Casa Maria Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin Easter Seals of WI Emmaus Lutheran School Esperanza Unida Foster and Williams (ASL School) Goodwill Industries Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation Harwood Place Assisted Living Hope House Horizon Campus Horizon House Housing Authority of Milwaukee Interfaith Older Adults Program Joann Wolf Benedict Center for Women Journey House Lady Pitts La Causa Lapham Peak Resident Organization

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A M E S S AG E F R O M T H E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R It is with great good cheer that I welcome you to Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and with even greater eagerness that I look forward to sharing with you Dickens’ vital and timeless message of benevolence and kindness toward our fellow human beings. This year’s production marks the 37th installment of The Rep’s telling of this spectacular and relevant holiday tale, making ours the second-longest continuously-running Carol in America! When I assumed the role of Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director in 2010, I was immediately struck by many impressive aspects of the organization – not the least of which was the passion and dedication with which the staff approached this production each season, and how deeply the staff and Board of Trustees valued the tradition that The Rep’s Carol had become. And in the ensuing months, I’ve learned the deep appreciation that our audience and Milwaukee have for that very same tradition. I’ve heard the stories of families who center their own holiday celebrations around the play year after year. I’ve heard the stories of audience members or members of the children’s cast who have been inspired by the experience to go on to forge productive careers as theater practitioners themselves. And I’ve heard the stories of how children who attended the show with their parents now bring their own children to experience the fundamentally human lessons of Scrooge’s reclamation. These stories warm my heart very much, indeed, and serve as an annual reminder to us all of the very real presentday impacts of this “old” story quickly approaching its bicentennial. This year’s production marks a new era for our Carol, now – after more than a dozen seasons of careful and loving direction from former Artistic Director Joe Hanreddy, former Associate Artistic Director Edward Morgan, and former Production Stage Manager and Production Manager Judy Berdan – moving forward in the capable hands of my good friend and colleague, director Aaron Posner, who has brought to us in recent seasons the excellent My Name is Asher Lev (in our Stiemke Studio), and last season’s well-loved To Kill a Mockingbird (in our Quadracci Powerhouse). I’m so pleased that Aaron has agreed to tell our treasured tale of redemption and rebirth, and to move it into the next stage of its life here at The Rep with his customary attention to detail, flair for visual storytelling, and great, warm heart. And we’re thrilled, as always, to once again be mounting the production in the glorious Pabst Theater, which has housed our Carol for each of those 37 productions – a home every bit as grand and majestic as the story itself. We’re very grateful to Pabst Theater Corporation Executive Director Gary Witt and the entire Pabst staff for creating such an inviting holiday home for us, and for each of you, in which to enjoy this timeless tale. I hope that you enjoy this year’s production, and that the story of Scrooge reminds you of the value of your (to borrow a phrase from Mr. Dickens), fellow travelers – be they friends, family, or strangers – as we move through this season with good cheer and a kind word for all of our fellows. Happy Holidays! Mark Clements Artistic Director A Christmas Carol – 25


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CAST BIOGR A PHIES Melody Betts, Ghost of Christmas Present Melody Betts is elated to make her Milwaukee Repertory Theater debut and even more excited to play the Ghost of Christmas Present in her very first production of A Christmas Carol! Regional credits include: Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime, Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Luce in The Boys from Syracuse and Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Asaka in Once on this Island, Sister Hubert in Nunsense and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (TYA); Sylvia in All Shook Up and Trix the Aviatrix in The Drowsy Chaperone (Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire); Courtesan/ Abbess in Short Shakes! Comedy of Errors and Blue Fairy in Pinocchio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Tasha in Motherhood the Musical (Royal George Theatre) and Mother of Mary in The Nativity (Goodman Theatre). TV credits include Keisha in Chicago Code (FOX). She received her MFA in theater from WIU mainly due to the love and support of her family and close friends. AEA, AFTRA-SAG. In this day and age, kindness has become scarce, but we can change that with just one RAK (random act of kindness) a day! 1 John 3:18. Christopher Donahue, Ebenezer Scrooge Christopher is very, very pleased and honored to be making his Milwaukee Rep debut as part of A Christmas Carol. He has also performed at Arden Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Circle in the Square, City Theatre Pittsburgh, Classic Stage Company, Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Remains Theatre, Seattle

Repertory Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Stories on Stage (Chicago), Two River Theater Company, Weston Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre. Renata Friedman, Mrs. Dilber/Ghost of Christmas Past/Lucy New York credits include: New Victory Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Fringe NYC and Fringe Encores, The Orchard Project and Aquila Theatre Company. Regional credits include: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), TheatreWorks New Works Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Illusion Theater (Minneapolis), Humana Festival, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Aquila Theatre touring company and nearly a dozen shows between Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre and ACT (Seattle). Graduate of NYU. Seattle Magazine’s Best Actress of 2011. Marti Gobel, Mrs. Cratchit/ Mrs. Oatway Marti Gobel is overjoyed to return to Milwaukee Repertory Theater for this longhonored holiday tradition! It is a dream come true to share the stage with her children. Ms. Gobel was a proud Rep intern during the 2008/09 Season and last appeared at The Rep in Yankee Tavern in 2010. In addition, she looks forward to her roles as Francine/Lena in the upcoming production of Clybourne Park. Ms. Gobel has also had the honor of working with Milwaukee Shakespeare, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, First Stage Children’s Theater, Forward Theater Company, UPROOTED Theatre and Optimist Theatre. Ms. Gobel’s most challenging role has been as the Producing Artistic Director for UPROOTED Theatre. She hopes you enjoy the show! A Christmas Carol – 31


CAST BIOGR A PHIES Erik Hellman, Young Scrooge/Barnaby Erik is happy to return to Milwaukee Repertory Theater having previously appeared in I Just Stopped by to See the Man in The Rep’s Stiemke Theater. Regionally, Erik has appeared in leading roles at Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre, Houston’s Stages Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Off-Broadway at Mirror Repertory Company. Erik is a Chicago-based actor, where he recently appeared in the world premieres of Hysperia at Writers’ Theatre and Eastland at Lookingglass Theatre Company. He has also appeared at Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Honest, Elephant Man and Huck Finn; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: The Madness of King George, Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and Edward II and Court Theatre: Arcadia, Titus

Andronicus, Comedy of Errors and The Mystery of Irma Vep, for which he was nominated for Chicago’s Jeff award. Other Chicago credits include TimeLine Theatre Company, Remy Bumppo Theater Company, Chicago Dramatists, Next Theatre, The House Theatre and Strawdog Theatre Company. Erik’s film and TV work includes The Dark Knight, The Chicago Code and BOSS. Angela Iannone, Miss Twyce/Mrs. Fezziwig/Mr. Mudd/ Businessman Angela Iannone is thrilled to return to Milwaukee Rep, where she is now an Associate Artist. A familiar face to Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago theater patrons, Ms. Iannone was most recently seen at Milwaukee Rep as Louise in Always . . . Patsy Cline, Marie Lombardi in Lombardi and as Fräulein

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CAST BIOGR A PHIES Kost in Cabaret. She has also appeared on stage for In Tandem Theatre as Kate Hepburn in Tea at Five and Next Act Theatre as the Countess Orsini in A Sleeping Country. Other roles include Medea in Medea, Maria Callas in Master Class, She in Purgatorio, Ariel in The Tempest, Roxie in Chicago, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Chorus in Henry V, Lady MacBeth in MacBeth and Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar. This past summer, Ms. Iannone was a company member and Intern Coordinator for Door Shakespeare in Door County. Ms. Iannone is a member of The Women Who Can’t Sing cabaret group, a Joseph Jefferson Award-winner and a three time “Best of Milwaukee” award winner. Her play, The Edwin Booth Company Presents, which premiered in November of 2011, was chosen as a regional winner by the American College Theatre Festival in 2012 and will be performed at Edwin Booth’s home, The Players Club, in New York City in January of 2013.

Gerard Neugent, Reverend Waghorn/ Marley/Old Joe Gerard just completed his tenth season with The Rep, his sixth season as a member of the Resident Acting Company and is now a Rep Associate Artist. He most recently appeared as Doug in The Rep’s production of Gutenberg! The Musical!, Iago in Othello, Gerry in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Michael McCormick in Lombardi, Happy in Death of a Salesman, Clown 2 in The 39 Steps, Stan Laurel in Laurel and Hardy, Lou Max in Seven Keys to Slaughter Peak, Jimmy/Lendall/Randy/Phil/Dave in Almost, Maine, Johnny in Happy Now? and Hlestakov in The Government Inspector. Previously, he was seen as Simon Panteleyevich Yepikhodov in The Cherry Orchard, Charles Bingley in Pride

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CAST BIOGR A PHIES Jonathan Smoots, Mr. Philpot/Mr. Fezziwig/Mr. Scadger/ Businessman Jonathan Smoots returns with delight to participate in the telling of this remarkable story. Other Rep credits include: In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Mr. Daldry); Speaking in Tongues (Pete/Neil/John); The Seafarer (Mr. Lockhart); The Voysey Inheritance (Major Booth); A Doll’s House (Torvald); Arsenic and Old Lace (Jonathan Brewster); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Pato) and An Ideal Husband (Sir Robert Chiltern). As a resident actor at American Players Theatre, he has played dozens of roles over 23 seasons. Jonathan lives in Shorewood with two lovely redheads: Laura and Toby. Luigi Sottile, Fred/Mr. Oatway Luigi is thrilled to be making his Milwaukee Rep debut. Favorite credits: Angels in America (Joe, Wilma Theater); Cyrano (Christian, Arden Theatre Company); The Mystery of Irma Vep (Jane, Lord Edgar, etc., Act II Playhouse); In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Leo, Wilma Theater, Barrymore Nomination); Macbeth (Malcolm, Wilma Theater); Nathan the Wise (Templar, People’s Light & Theatre Company); Government Inspector

(Khlestakov, Lantern Theater Company); Hothouse (Lush, Lantern Theater Company) and Lonesome West (Father Welsh, Lantern Theater Company). Up next: An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring, Walnut Street Theatre) and Three Sisters (Andre, Arden Theatre Company). Thank you so much to The Rep and Aaron for their faith and for this opportunity! Much love to my family for their support! Emily Trask, Catherine/Mrs. Sidebottom/Cook Emily is delighted to be returning to Milwaukee Rep this holiday season for her fourth A Christmas Carol (and third here in The Pabst!), and feels very lucky to have gotten to tell this tale as Catherine, Belle and Martha Cratchit (when she was a proud MRT intern!). Other Rep credits include: Armadale, Tartuffe, Yes. No. (Maybe So . . .), Chaps!, Napoli Millioñaria and Mary Stuart. Emily was a company member for five seasons at Utah Shakespeare Festival (favorite roles include Ophelia, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Princess Katharine in Henry V and Lily in The Secret Garden). She has worked regionally at Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Pioneer Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, the Yale Cabaret, Yale Repertory Theatre, Colonial Theatre and Montana Shakespeare in The Park. Emily recently received her MFA from Yale School of

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Joseph Hanreddy, Co-Adapter Joe served as Milwaukee Rep’s Artistic Director from 1993 to 2010 during which time he established one of the country’s most respected resident acting ensembles, engaged acclaimed international directors to create innovative productions of world classics and produced several premieres of new plays by leading American dramatists. Prior to coming to The Rep, Joe was the Artistic Director of the Madison Repertory Theatre and founded the Ensemble Theater Company in Santa Barbara, CA. During his years with The Rep, Joe directed dozens of original and contemporary plays, as well as classics by Shakespeare, Schiller, Chekhov, Pirandello, Gogol, Oscar Wilde, John Millington Synge, W.S. Gilbert, as well as commissioning and authoring several dramatic adaptations of world literature. Last season he directed The Rep’s productions of Ten Chimneys and A Christmas Carol, and his other recent work includes directing Moliére’s The Misanthrope at The Pearl Theatre Company in New York, nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival, The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead for Writers’ Theatre in Chicago, O Beautiful for Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Our Country’s Good for The REP/PTTP at The University of Delaware as well as productions of Private Lives and Macbeth for Utah Shakespeare Festival. Joe’s stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (with JR Sullivan) has been performed at several major regional theaters in the U.S. including the Oregon and Utah Shakespeare Festivals, South Coast Repertory, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, Connecticut Repertory Theatre and Round House Theatre in Washington, D.C. He and JR Sullivan are currently writing an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility for Utah Shakespeare Festival, and this summer and fall he will direct Shakespeare’s Richard III for the Idaho and Great Lakes Shakespeare Festivals.


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Edward Morgan is a freelance director, writer and teacher. His recent productions in the U.S. include Microcrisis at Next Act Theatre and To Kill a Mockingbird at Utah Shakespeare Festival. On other shores, Mr. Morgan recently directed Dicen las paredes in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he was also teaching actors and dancers at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica; he has also been teaching and working as an education and arts consultant in the Dominican Republic. In August 2011, he toured India as director/actor of John Kishline’s Success on a tour sponsored by U.S. State Department. Mr. Morgan was Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Associate Artistic Director for six seasons and directed a score of productions for The Rep. He has also worked at Virginia Stage Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, Trinity Repertory Company, The Shakespeare Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre and others. He and his work have been honored with Helen Hayes Nominations and Awards, taped for Milwaukee Public TV and he was a Director’s Project Fellow through The Drama League of New York. Mr. Morgan is also a Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil. His website is: www.edward-morgan.com.

Ms. Kellogg’s most recent design in the general Milwaukee area was in the summer of 2009 for The Philanderer at American Players Theatre. Her designs for opera include the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Margaret Garner for Michigan Opera Theatre, plus The Tender Land for Skylight Music Theatre and Paul Bunyan for the Manhattan School of Music. She will be designing at Glimmerglass Opera in their 2013 season. Broadway credits include a season as resident designer for the National Actors Theatre, as well as Any Given Day, the George C. Scott revival of On Borrowed Time, Lucifer’s Child (starring Julie Harris), American Buffalo with Al Pacino, Da, Requiem for a Heavyweight, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Solomon’s Child, Arsenic and Old Lace, Steaming and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Designs for Circle in the Square include Spokesong, Heartbreak House and Present Laughter. Off-Broadway, Ms. Kellogg has worked for New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater, Signature Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons and Roundabout Theatre Company, among others. She received the 2006 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design, and earlier, the 2002 Ruth Morley Design Award and the 1995 Mary L. Murphy Award for Excellence in Design. She shared the first Michael Merritt

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C R E AT I V E T E A M B I O G R A P H I E S Award for Design and Collaboration in 1994. Other honors include the 1983/84 Boston Theatre Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Drama-Logue awards for 1988 and 1991 and the New York Drama Desk nomination for both the 1982/83 and 1983/84 seasons. She has worked in London, Moscow, in film and television and in the American resident theaters for 30 years. She was a 1992 – 94 Pew Charitable Trust Residency fellow with Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. She has taught at Princeton University, Columbia University and has been Associate Professor of Design at Colgate University since 1995. She is the author of three science fiction novels (A Rumor of Angels, Harmony and Lear’s Daughters), plus a fantasy series, The Dragon Quartet. Her stage adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time was produced by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, and her original musical, Livin’ in the Garden, premiered at Alliance Theatre in 1997. Martha Hally, Costume Designer Martha Hally’s designs for The Rep include: Seven Keys to Slaughter Peak, The Government Inspector, King Lear, Armadale, Pride and Prejudice, Sueño, The Voysey Inheritance and The 39 Steps, among others. She has designed costumes at regional theaters across the country including Pittsburgh Public Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, CenterStage, Dallas Theater Center, Alley Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Resident Ensemble Players (University of Delaware). Recent New York designs include: the Off-Broadway productions of Richard II (The Pearl Theatre Company); Mary Broome, Wife to James Whelan and Is Life Worth Living? (Mint Theater); The Late Christopher Bean and Bedroom Farce (TACT); Banished Children of Eve, Gaslight and The Field (The Irish Repertory Theatre) and Secret Order (59E59). Martha has designed operas for Chicago Opera Theater, Virginia Opera, Manhattan School of Music and The Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC. 42 – A Christmas Carol

Thom Weaver, Lighting Designer Off-Broadway credits include: Teller’s Play Dead and Thrill Me (York Theatre Company), Two Rooms (Theatre Row), King Hedley II (Signature Theatre Company), Frankenstein (37 ARTS), Masked (DR2 Theatre), Lincoln Center Festival, Vital Theatre Company, Summer Play Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival and Lincoln Center Institute. In Philadelphia, he has worked with Arden Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Exile, 1812 Productions, Azuka Theatre, New Paradise Laboratories, Curtis Opera Theatre and Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he is Artistic Director. Regionally his work has been seen at CenterStage, Syracuse Stage, Portland Center Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Play House, Virginia Stage Company, California Shakespeare Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Theatre J, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Spoleto, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre. His awards include the AUDELCO, nine Barrymore nominations, winning for In the Next Room or the vibrator play and two Helen Hayes nominations. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale School of Drama. Barry G. Funderburg, Sound Designer Mr. Funderburg is excited to return for his 15th season of A Christmas Carol and his 60th production at The Rep. Memorable Rep productions include Othello, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, The 39 Steps, The Cherry Orchard, Pride and Prejudice, Armadale, Mary Stuart, Work Song and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. OffBroadway, Barry recently designed the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Wittenberg at The Pearl Theatre Company. Other regional theater credits include Fake, Carter’s Way and


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C R E AT I V E T E A M B I O G R A P H I E S Milwaukee arts community. His dramatic productions of Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Dracula, Don Quixote, Giselle 1943, The Sleeping Beauty, Esmeralda, Cinderella and Peter Pan have been hailed as “Classical ballet for the 21st century.” His other credits include choreography for stage, screen and television. He was nominated for a West End Theatre Award in 1980. His work is currently in the repertoire of the Royal New Zealand, Boston, Colorado, Atlanta and Norwegian National ballet companies. He trained with the Royal Ballet, dancing with English National Ballet from 1975 to 1985. He worked alongside Christopher Gable as Associate Artistic Director of Northern Ballet Theatre and was a founding director of Ballet Central in London from 1986 to 1998. Rudolf Nureyev invited him to work at the Paris Opera and La Scala Milan. Previous Milwaukee Rep credits include Assassins, Next to Normal and Cabaret. Jill Walmsley Zager, Dialect Coach Jill is very happy to be back at The Rep for the 2012/13 Season. Other Milwaukee Rep credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, The Mountaintop, Assassins, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, Lombardi, Yellowman, Ten Chimneys, Cabaret, My Name Is Asher Lev, Laurel and Hardy and The 39 Steps. Jill has recently returned to Milwaukee from three years as the Co-Head of Voice and Dialects and the Company Coach at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Regionally, she has worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Water Tower, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Jill earned her Master’s Degrees at CSSD (London) and Northwestern. She is married to James Zager, the Head of the Theatre Program at Carroll University.

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Sandy Ernst, Casting Director/Associate Artistic Director Sandy made her first casting trip to New York City with American Players Theatre founders Randall Duk Kim and Annie Occhiogrosso over 30 years ago, and continued casting with APT as both a member of the directing staff and as the Production Stage Manager for the next 15 years. She has served as Milwaukee Rep’s Casting Director for over a decade, seeing up to a thousand auditions each season. She is also the Artistic Intern Company Director, teaches professional audition technique and auditions emerging artists for The Rep’s Acting Internship in colleges and universities throughout the country. Sandy was Casting Director for the independent feature films Baraboo and Waterwalk. Erin Weaver, Children’s Director Erin Weaver is an actress, teaching artist and director based outside of Washington, D.C. She recently played Thomasina in Arcadia at Folger Theatre for which she won a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other favorite roles include Emily in Our Town, Mary in Mary’s Wedding, Mary in A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage and a variety of heroes and heroines in five Pantos at People’s Light & Theatre Company. She has worked regionally at Arden Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Act II Playhouse, Two River Theater Company and many more. Erin is part of a highly theatrical family and started her professional career at age ten as Young Eponine/ Cosette in the second National Tour of Les Miserables in Philadelphia. Erin is an Honors Graduate from the University of the Arts and is a Master’s Candidate in Theater Education at NYU.


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C R E AT I V E T E A M B I O G R A P H I E S/ B I O G R A P H I E S Lara Leigh Dalbey, Make-up/Hair/Wig Designer Lara is happy to be returning to the beautiful Pabst Theater for her 13th A Christmas Carol. She is the Wig Master and Make-up Supervisor for The Rep. Her work has been seen at Arizona Opera, Skylight Musical Theatre, Opera in the Ozarks, American Players Theatre and Writers’ Theatre. To our Dear Rey, your presence is keenly missed this holiday season. Mark Clements, Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure as The Rep’s Artistic Director with the 2010/11 Season. He is an award-winning international theater director whose work has appeared in over 100 major theaters throughout Europe and the United States. Recent productions include: Assassins, Othello, Next to Normal, Death of a Salesman, Bombshells and Cabaret at The Rep; Oliver!, Born Yesterday, Great Expectations and Les Miserables (2008 Barrymore Award – Best Production of a Musical) and Of Mice and Men (2007 Barrymore Award – Best Director and Best Production of a Play), all for Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia; The Milliner (Off-Broadway, World Premiere), CSC, New York; My Fair Lady, Copenhagen; The Browning Version (Barclays/TMA Regional Theatre Award) at Derby Playhouse and Blunt Speaking (World Premiere), Chichester Festival Theatre U.K. and Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York both starring Corin Redgrave. Other productions include: Speaking in Tongues (U.S. Premiere) with Kevin Anderson and Karen Allen (SDC’s Joe Calloway Award, Best Director Nomination), Roundabout Theatre Company; Speaking in Tongues (European Premiere; Barclays/TMA Best Director Nomination), Hampstead Theatre, London; Creator/Director – Soul Train (Laurence Olivier Award Nomination), West End and three U.K. national tours; and the U.K. national 46 – A Christmas Carol

tours of The Glass Menagerie, The Gingerbread Lady and Love & Marriage, all for Bath Theatre Royal productions. Mark served as an Associate Artistic Director for Moving Theatre Company, the production company founded by Vanessa and Corin Redgrave. He has also been Associate Director for New End Theatre and New Players Theatre, both in London, Royal Theatre in Northampton and Torch Theatre in Wales. Additionally, Mark served as Artistic Director of the award-winning Derby Playhouse in the U.K. from 1992 to 2002, where he produced over 100 productions, directed 47, including nine transfers to London’s West End and many U.K. national tours and international collaborations with leading companies in Europe and the U.S. He serves on the National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys. Dawn Helsing Wolters, Managing Director Dawn Helsing Wolters joined Milwaukee Repertory Theater as Managing Director in 2009. She currently serves as President of the Milwaukee Arts Partners consortium and as a member of the Bridge Committee for the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, the National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Advisory Board for the Chicago-based Still Point Theatre Collective. Dawn was Executive Director of Chicago’s Court Theatre from 2005 to 2009, where she served on the board of The League of Chicago Theatres, chairing its Nominating Committee. As a founding board member of the Hyde Park Cultural Alliance, she helped lead the group’s transition to an independent not-for-profit organization, chairing its Governance Committee. Dawn served as Director of Development at Center Stage in Baltimore, and held marketing and public relations positions at Center Stage and Arena Stage in


BIOGR A PHIES Washington, D.C. While completing her MFA in Theatre Management at Yale School of Drama, she was Associate Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre and Managing Director of the Summer Cabaret. Dawn has served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres and consulted in leadership development, capacity building and fundraising and served in an advisory capacity for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Commission, Arts Midwest, The University of Chicago’s Graham School of General Studies and Goucher College’s graduate Arts Administration program and been a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities. Briana J. Fahey, Production Stage Manager Briana is grateful to be returning for a tenth season to this production of A Christmas Carol. She is blessed to be working with such a talented group of people. Many thanks to Sarah, Jason and Marissa for their support. Love to Biff. Sarah Hoffmann, Assistant Stage Manager Sarah is so very pleased to return to The Pabst for her fifth A Christmas Carol. She has worked at numerous theaters throughout Wisconsin including American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, American Folklore Theatre and First Stage Children’s Theater, where she was the Production Stage Manager for three years. As always, Sarah is continually grateful to be working in the arts.

Jason Simpson, Assistant Stage Manager Jason graduated with a BS in Theater from State University of New York at Brockport. Last year he was the Stage Management Intern for The Rep and he is thrilled to be returning as the Stage Management Apprentice this year, continuing to be a part of this wonderful team. In the past he has worked as a Stage Management Intern for Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY and a Stage Manager for Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI. Jason hails from Upstate New York, near Rochester, where his passion for theater developed. Jason loves living in Milwaukee and experiencing life with his cat, Tony. Jason would like to thank everyone here at The Rep for this amazing opportunity! Marissa Robinson, Children’s Stage Manager Marissa is thrilled to be joining Milwaukee Rep this season. She is originally from Connecticut and is a recent graduate of Emerson College in Boston. Previously, she has worked for Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and The New London Barn Playhouse. She also recently spent a semester in London where she got the fabulous opportunity to work and study at Shakespeare’s Globe, and at Duchess Theatre and Playhouse Theatre on the West End. Special thanks to friends and family for their endless support and encouragement.

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BIOGR A PHIES Maddy Ernst, Assistant Children’s Stage Manager Maddy is so excited to be part of the Stage Management staff for A Christmas Carol. A senior at Shorewood High School, Maddy has seen every production of The Rep’s ACC since she was three, and was part of the children’s ensemble in six productions. She would like to thank Briana for the opportunity to work with this great team, the children’s cast, because she knows how hard they work, and Sarah, Jason and Marissa for welcoming her aboard. This is for Rey – she will miss shopping for Christmas families with him. Maggie Ellsworth, Assistant Director Maggie Ellsworth is proud to be a Directing Intern for the 2012/13 Season. So far this season, she has assisted Laura Gordon on Gutenberg! The Musical!, May Adrales on The Mountaintop and Megan O’Brien on Blues in the Night. Maggie holds an MFA in Theatre-Directing from Western Illinois University and a BA from Carthage College where she studied Musical Theatre and Political Science. Many thanks to Aaron, Sandy and Mark for this rewarding experience and her husband, Brett, for his unwavering support. “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

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Understudies Ebenezer Scrooge, Jonathan Smoots*; Reverend Waghorn/Marley/Old Joe, Lamar Jefferson; Ghost of Christmas Present, Toni Linn Martin; Belle/ Madeline, Jessi Noel; Bob Cratchit/Mr. Grimgrind/Mr. Topper/Mr. Sidebottom/ Ghost of Christmas Future, Tyrone Phillips; Miss Twyce/Mrs. Fezziwig/Mr. Mudd/Businessman, Jamie Rezanour; Fred/Mr. Oatway/Young Scrooge/ Barnaby, Teddy Spencer; Catherine/Mrs. Sidebottom/Cook, Bri Sudia; Mr. Philpot/ Mr. Fezziwig/Mr. Scadger/Businessman, Trequon Tate; Mrs. Dilber/Ghost of Christmas Past/Lucy/Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Oatway, Mercedes White *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Special Thanks To all of the parents of the children in A Christmas Carol To the staff and management of The Pabst Theater ACC Run Crew Jon Altendorf Sam Bertz Dan Doughty James Fyksen Kurt Holzhauer Neal Raash Debbie Steidl Jeff Sharrow Robert Zenoni


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From the top left: Row 1: Thomas Novak, Jonathan Altman, Lamar Jefferson, Toni Linn Martin, Kaitlin Kitzmiller Row 2: Shannon Meyer, Teddy Spencer, Trequon Tate, Bri Sudia, Lenny Banovez Row 3: Jeremy Dominik, Jess Prichard, Emily Berman, Maggie Ellsworth, Tyrone Philips Row 4: Marissa Robinson, Jamie Rezanour, J.R. Yancher, Mercedes White Not pictured: Jessi Noel

The ensemble cast of A Christmas Carol is composed of actors from The Rep’s Artistic Intern Company. The Rep draws actors, directors and dramaturgs from a pool of some of the finest emerging and mid-professional theater artists found at a wide variety of training programs and theaters nationwide. Artistic Interns generally spend an entire season with The Rep and form a large part of the core of The Rep’s artistic production staff. The Artistic Intern Company allows The Rep to mount ambitious and engaging productions in an economically feasible manner, while at the same time nurturing and assisting in the development of the next generation of American theater artists. Directing Interns serve as Assistant Directors for mainstage productions and Acting Interns, in addition to serving as the ensemble company in larger productions, understudy all roles in the Quadracci Powerhouse and Stiemke Studio and A Christmas Carol, as well as playing small principal roles of their own throughout the season. The Rep thanks them for their hard work and diligent dedication.

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In Memoriam Beloved, long-time Milwaukee Rep staff member Rey Dobeck died unexpectedly this July at his home in Shorewood. Rey was a First Hand in The Rep’s Costume Shop for over 20 years and was the Rep Company Member of the Year during the 2003/04 Season. His dedication, dry sense of humor and commitment to his craft and to The Rep will be sorely missed. Rey was especially devoted to nurturing The Rep’s Intern Company – young actors, technicians and directors who come to The Rep to hone their craft and gain important experience working alongside professionals. Rey started a wonderful holiday tradition over ten years ago. Each year during the run of A Christmas Carol, Rey, along with other members of the Costume Shop, would sew stunning hand-made Christmas stockings from leftover pieces of fabric from Rep costumes to give to the interns. The stockings would be stuffed with an assortment of food and other goodies donated by the entire Rep family. Rey knew that these hand-made stockings were a treasured gift for each intern and a wonderful memento of their time at The Rep. He took great delight in distributing the stockings to the interns each year at The Rep’s Tree-Trimming party. An active volunteer with The Friends of The Rep, Rey won the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award from the Friends in 2005. Each year he provided the lovely hand-sewn quilts that were part of The Friend’s Annual Raffle. In addition to being a costumer and designer, Rey was a talented jewelry maker as well as a performer who worked locally at Sunset Playhouse and The Fest City Singers. A beautiful memorial service was held for Rey in July. Friends, family, co-workers and the Milwaukee theater community gathered to share their condolences with his partner, John Luedtke, and Rey’s family. As Rep Company Manager Dawn Ross said about Rey, “He was one of the biggest flirts I knew. Rey told every woman how beautiful she was and made them feel like the prettiest girl in the room!” Everyone who knew Rey, the entire Rep family from Trustees, Donors to Housekeeping and the Cabaret wait staff, will miss his wonderful creative talents, sparkling personality and zest for life. Rey has been sorely missed this holiday season, but we are happy to report that the intern Christmas stocking tradition will continue in his honor. We miss you, Rey!

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Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday Noon to 6 pm On days with performances the Ticket Office will remain open until show time. Administrative Office Phone Number: 414-224-1761 Fax Number: 414-224-9097 Mailing Address: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex 108 E. Wells Street; Milwaukee, WI 53202 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Emergency Phone Number If you anticipate the need to be reached during a performance, leave your name and seat location with your contact information, along with instructions, to direct emergency phone calls to the House Manager at 414-290-5379 or 414-224-1761, ext. 379.

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M I LWAU K E E R E P E R T O R Y T H E AT E R B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S OFFICERS

TRUSTEES

President Judy Hansen

Patsy Aster Eliza Audley Matt Bartel Judy Berdan Randy Bryant Warren Buliox Jane Chernof Mark Diliberti Norman Dyer Patrick Gallagher Stephen Isaacson Michael Jolin, CFA J. Patrick Keyes Kristine Lueders Robert H. Manegold Michael McNeely Abigail Nash Dr. Mark Niedfeldt Elizabeth Quadracci Harned Joseph A. Rock Micky Sadoff Tom Scrivner Patrick Smith Stephen VanderBloemen Tom Warden Karin Werner Stacy Williams

Vice President, Audience Development John N. Greene Vice President, Trustees Susan Esslinger Vice President, Development James Braza Vice President, Personnel Dwight L. Morgan Vice President, Strategic Planning Pete Hotz Secretary Catherine Robinson Treasurer Kathleen A. Gray At Large Wendy Blumenthal

FR IE N DS OF T H E R E P BOA R D OFFICERS President Judy Berdan Vice President of Fundraising Cathy Jakicic Vice President of External Services Brittany Roskom Vice President of Internal Services Jim Mergener Secretary/President-Elect Dan Roskom

Treasurer Diane Dalton Past-President Lisa Gehrke DIRECTORS AT LARGE Erica Bail Eunice Beckendorf Walter Daumler Susan Esslinger Jim Gehrke Cecilia Gilbert Connie Kordsmeier Sue McComb JJ Selland Aileen Smith A Christmas Carol – 57


DONORS

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is supported in part by: David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation

The Rep would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals listed below who generously contributed to The Rep. This list reflects gifts received from July 1, 2011 to November 7, 2012.

CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & GOVERNMENT AGENCY DONORS $50,000+ The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation MillerCoors The Shubert Foundation David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) $25,000 – $49,999 CAMPAC Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trusts The Friends of The Rep Harley-Davidson Foundation The Faye McBeath Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northwestern Mutual Foundation

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$10,000 – $24,999 Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. Robert W. Baird & Co. Jay and Patricia Baker Foundation Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust Einhorn Family Foundation The Charles E. Kubly Foundation MPS Foundation Rockwell Automation Rogers Memorial Hospital Wisconsin Arts Board $1,000 – $9,999 Badger Meter Bell Ambulance Fiduciary Management, Inc. Foley & Lardner LLP High Point Fund: Supporting African American Performing Arts Halloin and Murdock S.C. Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust Johnson Controls Foundation The Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Fund of the Lubar

Family Foundation M&I Wealth Management Milwaukee Arts Board Park Bank Foundation Target The VanderBloemen Group LLC We Energies Under $1,000 Alliance Staff, LLC Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation Quarles & Brady LLP Participants in the Matching Gift Program American Transmission Co., LLC Assurant Health Aurora Health Care Bon-Ton Stores Foundation Bucyrus Foundation, Inc. Chevron Exxon Mobil FM Global GE Foundation General Electric Foundation Johnson Controls Foundation Johnson Controls, Inc.


DONORS Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Reader’s Digest Foundation Rockwell Automation Corp. Matching Gift Program SPX Corporation Foundation U.S. Bank We Energies Quad/Graphics Inc. INDIVIDUAL GIVING Executive Producer ($25,000 and up) Patricia Lindner Sally S. Manegold Robert H. and Carol O. Manegold ¤ Kathleen H. Seidel Associate Producer ($10,000 – $24,999) James and Mary Braza ¤ Jim and Pati Ericson ◊ George and Audrey Grove Judy Hansen ¤ Lloyd and Edith Herrold Director ($5,000 – $9,999) Julia and Bladen Burns Ruth DeYoung Kohler Jacqueline Herd-Barber and Michael Barber ◊ Keyes Family ¤ John and Constance Kordsmeier ◊ David and Camille Kundert ◊ Betty Quadracci ◊ Gordana and Milan Racic Catherine and Buddy Robinson ¤ Teddy and Karin Werner ¤ Assistant Director ($2,500 – $4,999) Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Aster ¤ Matthew J. Bartel ¤ Kathe and Bill Biersach ¤

Wendy and Warren Blumenthal ¤ Robert and Carolyn Burrell Susan and Gee Esslinger ¤ Kirt and Dixie Fiegel Kathleen Gray and Ronald R. Hofer ¤ Peter and Linda Hotz ¤ Henry and Margery Howard Jeffrey and Jacqueline Jahnke Judy and Gary Jorgensen ◊ Judith Keyes Kristine and Wayne Lueders ¤ Paul McElwee and Gayle Rosemann Geraldine Mesching Anthony and Donna Meyer◊ Dwight and Marleen Morgan ¤ Abigail and David Nash ¤ Ruth Olsen Anthony Petullo◊ Micky and Ron Sadoff ¤ Jay and Anne Schamberg June Schloerb Thomas and Meredith Scrivner ¤ Michael F. Smith ¤ Robert and Malissa Welke Stacy and Blair Williams ¤ Kristine and David Zahn Playwright ($1,500 – $2,499) Mark and Gerry Biehl ◊ Cheryl and Mark Brickman Randy Bryant and Cecilia Gore ¤ Elaine Burke Jane and Stephen Chernof ¤ Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dyer ¤ Aly El-Ghatit Patrick and Molly Gallagher ¤ Connie Gavin and Bob Rothacker ¤ Franklyn and M. Anne Gimbel ◊

Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Margaret Heminway Wells Fund John and Tameica Greene ¤ Susan and John Harrits Carla and Robert Hay Dawn Helsing Wolters and Tony Wolters Dr. and Mrs. Burt Hoffman Stephen and Roberta Isaacson ¤ Maja Jurisic and Don Fraker Charles and Mary Kamps Otho Kile Jr. Charitable Trust Robert and Gail Korb Arthur and Nancy Laskin ◊ Phoebe R. and John D. Lewis Foundation ◊ Dr. Paul W. Loewenstein and Ms. Jody Kaufman Loewenstein Michael and Sandra McNeely ¤ Vivian Moller Robert and Dianne Morris George and Julie Mosher Dr. David Paris Paul and Lynn Rix Joseph A. and Sarah Rock ¤ Joe and Katy Schlidt Patrick Smith ¤ Nita Soref Judy Van Till Thomas Warden ¤ Wilfred Wollner Clare and Judy Zempel Stage Manager ($1,000 – $1,499) Fran and Lowell Adams Matteo Alioto Helen and Bruce Ambuel Daniel and Amy Argall Isabel L. Bader Janet Balding John and Carol Bannen Dr. and Mrs. R.P. Barthel Randal and Mary Lynn Brotherhood

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DONORS Warren Buliox ¤ Dr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Camitta Jim Cauley and Brenda Andrews Cherchian Family Foundation Mark Clements Beverly and Ervin Colton George and Sandra Dionisopoulos ◊ Dwight and Lin Ellis/ Crysdahl Foundation Suzy Ettinger Byron and Suzanne Foster ◊ Karen and Gardner Friedlander Richard S. and Ann L. Gallagher ◊ Lloyd and Mary Ann Gerlach ◊ Stephen and Bernadine Graff Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund (JM)

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Anthony and Andrea Bryant Family Fund Leland Hansen Edward Hashek and John Jors ◊ Mary Hoerig Dr. Lawrence and Joyzele Howards Kenton and Janet Howenstine Janet and Graham Hume ◊ Aaron and Christy Jagdfeld Pam Kriger Vince and Jan Martin ◊ Mary E. McAndrews Daniel and Constance McCarty Hazelyn McComas ◊ Jim and Sally Mergener Cathy and Wally Morics ◊ Justin and Susanna Mortara Karen Plunkett and Thomas Muenster Drs. Mark and Jennifer Niedfeldt ¤ Greg and Rhonda Oberland

David Olson and Claire Fritsche Bruce and Peppy O›Neill Bob and Mary Lou Parrish Elaine N. Peterson ◊ Jim and Gwen Plunkett ◊ James and Lys Reiskytl Susan Riedel Cornelia Riedl Patrick Schmidt and Dewey Caton Thomas and Lori Schuster John Shannon and Jan Serr Bonnie and Bill Stafford Frank and Elsa Sterner Anne and Fred Stratton ◊ James and Elaine Sweet Maureen Swokowski and Hillerian Hess Sean and Cathie Torinus ◊ Chandra S. Unni Thomas Warden¤ Sargit Warriner Dr. and Mrs. Paul Weisman Bettie Zillman


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T H E S TA F F ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Mark Clements

ARTISTIC

Associate Artistic Director.......................Sandy Ernst Associate Artistic Director.................Brent Hazelton Artistic Associate...........................Michael M. Kroeker

EDUCATION

Education Director............................... Jenny Kostreva Education Coordinator.......................Leda Hoffmann Education Associate.............................Neal Easterling Teaching Artists......Marcy Kearns, Cheryl Ann Lisowski Full-time Education Intern........ Lindsey Schmeltzer Part-Time Education Intern............. Radhika Sharma

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

May Adrales, Jonathan Gillard Daly, Timothy Douglas, Lee E. Ernst, Laura Gordon, Angela Iannone, Todd Edward Ivins, Dan Kazemi, Marc Kudisch, Reese Madigan, Jeff Nellis, Gerard Neugent, James Pickering, Aaron Posner, Todd Rosenthal, Eric Simonson, Lindsay Smiling, Deborah Staples, John Tanner

ASSISTANTS/APPRENTICES/INTERNS

Literary Assistant....................................... JC Clementz Directing Apprentice........................... Lenny Banovez Directing Intern................................... Maggie Ellsworth Acting Interns..................................... Jonathan Altman, Emily Berman, Lamar Jefferson, Toni Linn Martin, Jessi Noel, Tyrone Phillips, Jess Prichard, Jamie Rezanour, Teddy Spencer, Bri Sudia, Trequon Tate, Mercedes White, J.R. Yancher

PRODUCTION

Production Manager............ Melissa Nyari Vartanian Assistant Production Manager......Christine Ann Cooksy Production Purchaser...............................Peter Koenig

Costumes

Costume Director......................................... Holly Payne Costume Shop Assistant............................. Amy Horst Senior Draper......................................... Alex B. Tecoma Draper.......................................................... April McKinnis First Hand........................................................ Jef Ouwens First Hand...................................................Jessica Jaeger Junior First Hand.......................................Leslie Vaglica Stitchers.......... Colleen Geddes, Caitlin Lux, Carol Ross, Mickey Simmons, Andrea Williams Wig Assistant.........................................Jaime Schnittke Part-time Stitcher/Rental.................... Jade Jablonski Stylist............................................................Kevin McElroy Crafts Artist/Milliner......................... Kate McLaughlin Show Assistant/Shopper................... Jennifer Vinent Wig Master.........................................Lara Leigh Dalbey ACC Wardrobe Supervisor................ Dana Rochester ACC Wardrobe................... Paul Helm, Hayley Jaeger, Caitlin Lux, Tommy Novak Wardrobe........................ Cassie Head, Carissa Sexton

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Lighting & Sound Lighting & Sound Director.............. Craig Gottschalk Assistant Sound Supervisor.........................Erin Paige Assistant Lighting Design Intern........................................ Jeremy Dominik Electrics Interns.......................................... Kayla Howell, Nicholas Osenberg

Props Properties Director ...................................... James Guy Assistant Props Director/ Props Craft Artisan................................... Anna Warren Props Crafts Artisan...............................Sarah Kirkham Soft Props Artisan......................Margaret Hasek-Guy Props Carpenter/Artisan....................... Erik Lindquist Prop Painter/Graphic Artist/ Props Coordinator..................................Jill Lynn Lyons Props Intern.................................................... Lisa Griebel

Scenic

Technical Director......................................... Tyler Smith Assistant Technical Director..................... Natalie Bell Charge Scenic Artist...................................Jim Medved Lead Scenic Artist.................................. Shannon Mann Scenic Artist..................................................Kira Nehmer Paint Intern..............................................Shannon Meyer

Stage Management

Production Stage Manager............... Briana J. Fahey Stage Managers.................. Richelle Harrington Calin, Sarah Deming-Henes, Sarah Hoffmann, Rebecca Lindsey, Kimberly McCann, Laura F. Wendt, Amanda Weener Stage Management Apprentice.......Jason Simpson Stage Management Interns..............Kaitlin Kitzmiller, Marissa Robinson

Resident Stagehands & Carpenters Bill Burgardt, Sam Garst, Rick Grilli, Dave Hicks, John Nusslock, Jason Pruzin, Robert Schultz, Jim Zinky

MANAGING DIRECTOR Dawn Helsing Wolters

ADMINISTRATION

General Manager..................................... Claude Binder Company Manager........................... Dawn Marie Ross Administrative Assistant........Erin Burgess-Ellingen Receptionists............................. Andrea Roades-Bruss, Michael Evans, Grace Hern, Katherine Ketter, Maria Roades Intern......................................................................Lisa Rowe

DEVELOPMENT

Director of Development.................... Danelle O’Neill Institutional Giving Manager................ Nina M. Jones Individual Giving Manager...................... Anne Cauley Development Assistant.........................Casey Harding Gala Consultant................................. Lydia Mladenovic Development Intern.......................... David Gasperetti Events Intern...........................................Edward Lupella


T H E S TA F F (c o n t .) FINANCE

Finance Director................................. Leslie Fillingham Payroll/Benefits Specialist......................Judi Schauer Finance and Production Accountant.....Lisa Krakau Accounting Assistant................................ Marie Holtyn

HOUSEKEEPING

Housekeeping Supervisor....................... Bruce Melick Housekeeping Staff....................................Regail Blade, Kaye Johnyakin, Dennis Reed, Rosie L. Williams

MAINTENANCE

Chief Building Engineer.................... Mark A. Uhrman Lead Engineer............................................... James Ross Engineers............................... Todd Ross, Riley Pardon

MARKETING

Director of Marketing & Communications............................................Lisa Fulton Patron Relations Manager............ Christine YĂźndem Marketing Coordinator...........................Kaitlin Schlick Graphic Design Intern....Marquayla Shanice Ellison Marketing Intern...................................... Jenny Loeffler Photographer...................................... Michael Brosilow Videographer...................................The Stage Channel

Public Relations Public Relations Director.....................Cindy E. Moran PR Interns............................... Cassandra Lynn Nierode, Fly Steffens, Michelle Vinson

House Operations House Operations Manager..............Jared Holloway House Assistants............................... David Gasperetti, John Mussatti, Lindsey Schmeltzer, Casey Schroeter Concierge......................Seth Bobrow, LaToya Dupree, Stephanie Schultz, Demetrius Truss Gift Shop........... Brianna Boyden, Stephanie Schultz

Teleservices Manager.......................................................... Joyce Hanin Sales Representatives......................................Joe Della, Mark Geisheker, Charles Grant, Melissa Neuman, Alyssa Ray-Alden, Caryl Robers, Stacy Vittal

Ticket Office Ticket Operations Manager.......... Michelle J. Usadel Assistant Ticket Office Manager................................. James Thibodeau Senior Ticket Representative.................... Jaime Lacy Ticket Representatives...................... Natalie Christian, David Dziatkiewicz, Quiana Ellis, Janice Geis, Jessica Jante, Harry Loeffler-Bell, Johnell Major-Wesley, Tamsyn Reed, Lindsey St. Arnold, Jake Seamens, Kat Sterner, Rachel Tebow, Theodore Woo

STACKNER CABARET

Manager...............................................Matthew Flannery Chef................................................................... Clifford Hull

Cabaret Staff Michael Andersen, Kathleen Borchardt, Robert Brooks, Terese Dick, Darian Emerson, Tim Gould, Caitlin Hagness, Tanya Haynes, Alex Herrmann, Matt Herrmann, Mariel Hildenbrand, Leda Hoffmann, Caitlin Lux, Jeff Marquardt, Anna Marie Meganck, Epiphany Outlaw, James Passow, Mike Passow, Jon Peters, Amber Peters, Andrew Post, Claire Rydzik, Kari Schlottke, Jaime Schnittke, Micheal Shorty, Frenisha Smith, Rachel Stenman, Charles Wallace

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