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GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE Book, Lyrics and Music by Arthur Marx & Robert Fisher Directed by Pam Kriger Music Director Jack Forbes Wilson

Scenic Design Rick Rasmussen

Lighting Design Alan Piotrowicz

Properties Design Ann Vollrath

Costume Design Lyndsey Kuhlmann

Stage Manager Jessica Connelly*

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

November 14 – December 8, 2013 Groucho: A Life in Revue is sponsored by Skip & Ildy Poliner. Next Act is pleased to recognize the Jewish Community Center as a Community Partner for this production. Next Act Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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THE CAST Groucho.............................................................................................................Norman Moses* Chico................................................................................................................David Cecsarini* Harpo..................................................................................................................Chris Klopatek Groucho’s Many Ladies................................................................................ Alexandra Bonesho Citizen of Fredonia.............................................................................................. Chase Stoeger Piano Player...............................................................................................Jack Forbes Wilson* *member of Actors’ Equity Association TIME: Is it really important? PLACE: A warehouse of Groucho’s memories SPECIAL THANKS Jody Hirsh and Rose Delaney of The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Diane Sobel Lobby furniture provided by Rubin’s.

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The Marx Brothers and I first met when I choreographed THE COCOANUTS back in 1991 and I remember being surprised by the smart, clever and enormously zany comedy. My appreciation continued to grow while working on ANIMAL CRACKERS, ROOM SERVICE and A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, all which featured the brothers in all their songs, dances, sketches and general craziness. But it was so very different from the Groucho Marx I knew form YOU BET YOUR LIFE on 1950’s television. And therein lays the beauty of GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE. In this smartly crafted rags-to-riches story we not only get all the “good stuff,” we find out how it all came to be in its various incarnations. And we get a wonderful close-up of Groucho, Julius Marx, in all his life roles as brother, husband, father and leader of the pack. It’s a trip into the making of a true comic genius and all the stops along the way are a source of delight. Early in the show, Groucho says: “Mom decided that since we weren’t good for anything else she’d put us in show business.” Thanks, Minnie Marx, from the bottom of our hearts. Enjoy. Pam Kriger

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BIOGR APHIES ARTHUR MARX (Book, lyrics & music) Since getting out of the service after World War II, in 1945, Arthur Marx has enjoyed a prolific writing career, both as an individual, and as a collaborator. With Robert Fisher he has co-authored THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, which starred Alan King and ran for 645 performances on Broadway; MINNIE’S BOYS, THE STORY OF THE YOUNG MARX BROTHERS, starring Shelley Winters; MY DAUGHTER’S RATED X, a comedy that won the Straw Hat award in 1970 for The Best Play of the Summer Season; GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE; and the libretto for the musical, THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR. By himself, Arthur Marx has written eight successful books: THE ORDEAL OF WILLIE BROWN (a novel); LIFE WITH GROUCHO (a biography of his father); NOT AS A CROCODILE (a collection of short stories); SON OF GROUCHO (an autobiography); EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY SOMETIME – ESPECIALLY HIMSELF (the story of Martin & Lewis); GOLDWYN (a biography of the film mogul); RED SKELTON (a biography of the comedian) and THE NINE LIVES OF MICKEY ROONEY. ROBERT FISHER (Book, lyrics & music) Robert Fisher has enjoyed a prolific writing career. With his partner, Arthur Marx, he co-authored the Broadway hits THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS and MINNIE’S BOYS. He also co-authored with Mr. Marx four screen plays for Bob Hope films. His work with Mr. Marx, GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE, is more than fitting, since it was Groucho Marx who gave Fisher his first job on Groucho’s “Pabst Blue Ribbon” radio show, when the latter was only 19 years old. Mr. Fisher has been awarded the Emmy, Sylvania and St. Christopher awards. His first book, THE KNIGHT IN THE RUSTY ARMOR, was published in 1987.

NORMAN MOSES (Groucho) This is the fifth time Norman has portrayed Groucho Marx in Milwaukee over the past 22 years. Groucho credits include THE COCOANUTS, ANIMAL CRACKERS and A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE at Skylight Music Theatre and ROOM SERVICE at Next Act Theatre. He was most recently seen as Edgar/Jane in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at Next Act and Tom Travers/Anatole in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of JEEVES IN BLOOM. Favorite roles include Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN at Skylight Music Theatre, Leonard Mugatti in WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM at Forward Theater, George Bailey in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE RADIO SHOW at Next Act Theatre (which will be returning this coming December… get your tickets now), Gabe in DINNER WITH FRIENDS at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Don Armado in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST with Milwaukee Shakespeare Company. He can be seen this spring in OR with Forward Theater in Madison. In 2010, he toured Japan for 11 weeks singing with the Tokyo Philharmonic in Disney on Classic. DAVID CECSARINI (Chico/Sound Design) The 2013-2014 season marks David’s 36th year as a theatre professional, having debuted with Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis as a journeyman actor in 1978. During his 26-year Milwaukee residency, he has acted with many of its professional companies, and has proudly served as Producing Artistic Director for Milwaukee’s Next Act Theatre for 22 years. David has directed many Next Act productions; favorites among these are THE Groucho: A Life In Revue

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PAVILION, THE DRESSER, THE REAL THING, BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, ROOM SERVICE and SIDE MAN. David’s most memorable Next Act acting assignments include Vince Lombardi in LOMBARDI: THE ONLY THING, Ben in LAST OF THE BOYS, Eddie in FOOL FOR LOVE, Bennett in MICROCRISIS and Max Prince in LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. It appears the song and dance days are not quite over. CHRIS KLOPATEK (Harpo) Chris is excited to be returning to the stage at Next Act since his first ever Milwaukee stage appearance in their production of DEAR ESTHER. He received his MFA in Acting from UC-Irvine. He has performed with Utah Shakespeare, American Players Theater, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Texas Shakespeare, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Bunny Gumbo and more. He recently finished the regional premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as Prentiss. Some favorite roles include Lee in TRUE WEST, Bernard in ARCADIA, Passepartout in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Estragon in WAITING FOR GODOT and Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET. ALEXANDRA BONESHO (Groucho’s Many Ladies) Alexandra Bonesho is thrilled to be portraying Groucho’s Ladies after making her Next Act debut as Lydia in MICROCRISIS last season. Professional credits include GREY GARDENS (Young Little Edie) and KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN (Marta) at Off the Wall Theatre, CARTOON (Yumi) at Youngblood Theatre, THE LION IN WINTER (Alais) at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and ART 6

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TO ART at Danceworks. Favorite Marquette credits: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Adriana); HOLY DAYS (Molly); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Audrey); THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Romaine Patterson/Others). She has also performed with Sunset Playhouse, Plays for the Living, First Stage Children’s Theatre and Combat Theatre. Love to my parents for their constant support and encouragement! CHASE STOEGER (Citizen of Fredonia) Chase is very excited to make his Next Act debut. He has spent the past seven summers in Door County working with American Folklore Theatre. Some of his favorite roles are Samuel Clemens in LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, Moonlight in LUMBERJACKS IN LOVE, Eddie in LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS, Rufus in FISHING FOR THE MOON, and Nathanial in WINDJAMMERS. He has worked with other Milwaukee theatre companies as well: Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Bialystock and Bloom, and Milwaukee Shakespeare. In his free time you may find Chase with some yarn, crocheting away in the corner. It’s okay he has a website, www.realmencrochet.com. Check out his latest creations or what else keeps him busy during his spare time. Enjoy the show. JACK FORBES WILSON (Music Director) Jack Forbes Wilson was last seen at Next Act Theatre last season, in the role of Clarence in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE RADIO SHOW, which he looks forward to doing again this Christmastime. Since then he has been back at Great River Shakespeare Festival in Minnesota, writing music for his new favorite Shakespeare


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comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, and was recently seen as George Gould Strong in GREY GARDENS at Off the Wall Theatre. He loves teaching piano lessons and is hoping his students are doing just fine without him during the run of this show. PAM KRIGER (Director) GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE is Pam’s fifth collaboration with the Marx Brothers and she is delighted to be doing it at Next Act. Previous Groucho credits include choreography for THE COCOANUTS and ANIMAL CRACKERS and direction for A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, all for Skylight Music Theatre. In addition to working extensively at Skylight and many other regional theaters, she serves on the theater faculty at Cardinal Stritch University where she directs and teaches theater dance. Previous credits include ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and WHITE CHRISTMAS for Skylight; SYNCOPATION and RED PEPPER JELLY for Renaissance Theaterworks; LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS, MUSKIE LOVE and CHEESEHEADS: THE MUSICAL for American Folklore Theatre; and URINETOWN and INTO THE WOODS for the University of Wisconsin - Madison. This spring she will direct THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Nicolet High School and THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Cardinal Stritch University.

JESSICA CONNELLY (Resident Stage Manager) Jessica is an Arizona native and honors graduate of the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee Theater Department. The 2013-14 season marks the 10th anniversary of the first show Jessica stage managed for Next Act Theatre. A few of her favorite projects include: DEAR ESTHER, MASTER HAROLD and the BOYS, LAST OF THE BOYS, MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, FAITH HEALER, PURGATORIO, GOING TO ST. IVES, VIGIL (Next Act Theatre), A RISING WIND (J.M. Kohler Performing Arts Center), CHESAPEAKE, TROJAN WOMEN, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, and the U.S. premier of SKIN TIGHT (Renaissance Theaterworks), SANTALAND DIARIES (Marcus Center for the Performing Arts), BLUE ROSE (Milwaukee Rep), HAIRSPRAY and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Little Theatre on the Square). Jessica would like to thank Dave, Cleo and Auggie for keeping every day of her life exciting and full of joy. Jessica hopes to honor the memory of her sweet Xander with her work this season. RICK RASMUSSEN (Scenic Designer) Calling Seattle, WA home, this former resident of Milwaukee travels the Midwest designing for various theatre companies. Rick has worked with the theatre artists at Next Act for 21 years and always finds their work stimulating and rewarding. Most recent design

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CHARLES KAKUK (Managing Director) This marks Charles’ 22nd season with Next Act. After spending three years in the Marine Corps protecting Missouri from Kansas, Charles worked for Pizza Hut Corporation as a restaurant manager from 1979 to 1985 in Kansas City, and various cities in Wisconsin. Moving to Milwaukee in 1985, he has experienced the inner working of its arts and entertainment industries, from rock and pop music promotions at the Riverside Theater and Alpine Valley to marketing for the Milwaukee Ballet. Along the way he received a BSBA from Cardinal Stritch University. HEIDI BOYD (Development Director) Heidi graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota, and has since pursued a dual career as a performer and arts administrator, having worked in Marketing and Recruiting at the Milwaukee Children’s Choir and in Development at Skylight Opera Theatre and Florentine Opera before coming to Next Act. She is thrilled to be a member of the Next Act team. Heidi is currently a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She will sing the role of Eurydice in her husband, composer Joel Boyd’s chamber opera The Crawling Dove at Milwaukee Opera Theatre (January 2014). She lives in Milwaukee with her husband Joel and their daughter Clara.

REBECCA MODER (Marketing & PR Manager) Becky graduated with a B.A. in Arts Management along with a minor in business from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After interning at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, a new marketing position was specifically created for her there, which, over the course of four years, Becky transformed into Marketing Director. She is excited to be diving into her second season as part of the Next Act team. She lives in Bay View with her husband Tim. MICHAEL VAN DRESER (Technical Director) This is Mike Van Dreser’s ninth season with Next Act Theatre and the fourth year as Technical Director. Mike was previously the resident Master Electrician and Light Board Operator for Next Act. Over the last eight seasons, Mike has worked as Lighting Designer for NEXT ACTORS SUMMER THEATRE FOR TEENS, PANIC EXPRESS, THE ENCOUNTER, FAITH HEALER, WINTER TALES, PAUL ROBESON IN CONCERT, VALUE OF NAMES, BIG BOYS, ONE TIME, A KODACHROME CHRISTMAS, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE RADIO SHOW (Next Act Theatre), WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS, and KISS ME KATE (Greendale High School). Mike has had the good fortune of working with and learning from renowned Lighting Designers Jason Fassl and Andrew Meyers and knows their guidance and continuing education will help make him successful. Mike looks forward to many more productive years with Next Act Theatre and any new opportunities that may come his way.

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N E X T AC T C O N T R I B U TO R S – A N N UA L O P E R AT I O N S Next Act Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the following: FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATIONS: Anonymous Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation BMO Private Banking Briggs and Stratton Corporation Foundation, Inc. Crysdahl Foundation Einhorn Family Foundation, Inc. Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc. Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation Dorothy Inbusch Foundation Herbert H Kohl Charities, Inc. Milwaukee County for the Arts/ CAMPAC Jack and Lucy Rosenberg Donor Advisor Fund Sempercor Foundation United Performing Arts Fund Wisconsin Arts Board   INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS:   PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($5,000 and up) Larry and Patty Compton Nancy and Arthur Laskin Marianne and Sheldon Lubar Sally Marks Jan and Vince Martin Ildy and Skip Poliner Gordana and Milan Racic David and Julia Uihlein PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($1,000 - $4,999) Anonymous Harvey and Judith Alligood David and Patricia Anderson Alfred and Isabel Bader John Mahony and Evelyn Burdick Michael and Ericka Burzynski Ervin and Beverly Colton Inez and Gene Gilbert David Glen Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Miles and Barbara Capron Fund Werner W. And Susan M. Krause Family Fund Jill Heavenrich David and Mary Hertel

John E. Holland Jan and Mark Homan Beth Kavelaris Pam Kriger Mary Ann and Charles P. LaBahn Jack and Phoebe Lewis John McGivern George Michel Joyce Mielke Robert and Theresa Muselman Kathy Nusslock David Paris Paul and Lynn Rix Alison Graf and Richard Schreiner Chris Bonin and Judith Schulz Sandra M. Seymour SSSpeedy Mailing Service L. William and Nicole Teweles Mary and Bill Walker Wilfred W. Wollner, Jr. Bettie Zillman DIRECTOR ($500 - $999) Anonymous Jim and Teri Alioto Thomas and Kathleen Alpren Charles and Mary Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Richard Barthel Brenda Andrews and James R. Cauley Lois Cecsarini Greg Chrisafis Polly and Giles Daeger Paul Tilleman and Sally Duffy Sandy Duffy Lupe Ugent and Andrew Alan Ewert Jane M. Foster Tim and Sue Frautschi Bill and Suzy Frazier Gary Cartwright and Elizabeth Gifford Marcia Brooks and Edward Hammond Sue and Peter Hitler Bett Jacquart Jeffrey and Jacqueline Jahnke Annie Jurczyk and John Jansen Charles and Mary Kamps Judith Keyes Ken and Maggie Lukow Douglas and Annette Mickelson W Martin and Catherine Morics M. Lucille Neff Susan Riedel Mary Buchel and Larry Salsbury Fred and Ann Stratton

Stu and Ann Tisdale Dick and Diane Wright LEADING ACTOR ($250 - $499) Anonymous Scott Anger Donna and Donald Baumgartner Kathy and Mark Bonady Anne Marie and Michael Bula Donald Cress Sue Dinsmoor Barbara McMath and Robert Ferriday, III Natalie Frankel Pat Groth Norma and Bill Harrington Andrew and Paula Holman Ginny and Mark Kannenberg Janet Kraegel Konrad Kuchenbach Ray and Dawn Manista Lee Marquardt Jerry and Donna Martynski Guy and Mary Jo McDonald John Menzel Kenn Miller and Wendy Walker Miller Dwight and Marlene Morgan Jessica Poliner Lisa and Sean Rierdon Mike and Diane Schulz John and Mary Splude Tom and Linda Streifender Bill and Gwen Werner Penny Williams SUPPORTING ACTOR ($100 - $249) Anonymous George Affeldt Paul Ambro Marilyn M. Auer John Bahr Nancy Balcer David and Yindo Becker Ann Bloor Dr. and Mrs. Glendon Bogdon Julie and William Bonnell Susan Brahm Edith Brin Jill and Frits Broekhuizen Neal and Carla Butenhoff Alice Cecsarini Deborah and David Cecsarini Berry and Sheryl Centanni Ben and Frankie Chernov Dick and Karen Christenson Groucho: A Life In Revue

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Thomas Wilson Mary Ellen Winter Ray Jivoff and Michael Wright Julia Collins and Ron Zdroik Eve Joan and James Zucker JOURNEYMAN (under $100) Anonymous Steven Alexander Zita and Tom Allen Else Ankel Richard Antonacci Audrey and John Barrett Barbara and Dennis Barrish Diane Barton Barbara Becker Natalie Beckwith Mary A. Birdsall Jane Grogan and Robert Blitzke Werner Blume David and Chris Brittain Karen and Russell Brooker Kathleen Brumder Mary and Bill Burby Carole and Leon Burzynski Pat and Tony Busalacchi Dave and Mary Carlson Connie and Phil Casper Robert Cramer Margaret Crowley Pat and Phil Crump Rhonda Cundy Joanne and Brian Davidson Mary and Bill Dean Lois Ellen Debbink Rose Delaney Debra J. Dobs Scott Downey Linda and Chuck Duhacek Daniel E. Efner Nancy Eilbes Phyllis and Dr Jordon Fink Carol and Milt Flieller Drs. James and Margo Frey Dr. Linda Gehring Carol Goldstein Lisa and Jeff Gorelick Irv and Ressa Gottschalk Ann Griswold Mary Anne Gross Rachel and Dennis Hafemann Winifred Hammermeister Jami and Joe Hanreddy Paul and Philia Hayes Cliff Heise Bob Heller Linda Roethlisberger and Dennis Hennessey


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We also thank the following Corporate Match organizations for their generosity: GE Foundation Johnson Controls Foundation SPX Foundation US Bank Wisconsin Energy Foundation

These donors have contributed to Next Act since October 2012. We are grateful to ALL donors whose generous contributions are so important to this company. Please know how much we appreciate your support.   Next Act Theatre apologizes for inadvertently leaving any donor off this published list. If an error has been made or your name is listed incorrectly, please call Heidi at 414-278-7780.

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N E X T AC T C H A I R C A M PA I G N Thank you to those who have purchased a theatre chair: George Affeldt James and Terri Alioto Zita and Tom Allen* Harvey and Judith Alligood Marilyn Auer Dr. Richard and Diana Barthel Katie Bayliss* Barbara Becker* Dennis and Paula Berg* Glendon and Susanne Bogdon* Sue Bronson Dan Brovarney* Mary Bullamore* Nicholas and Lenore Burckle Michael and Ericka Burzynski Miles and Barbara Capron* Barbara E. Capstran* James and Connie Carnako* Elizabeth Gifford and Gary Cartwright Alice Cecsarini Lois Cecsarini Greg Chrisafis Eric and Jeanne Chrsitiansen* Chris Christopher-Schmidt Larry and Patty Compton* Polly and Giles Deager* Elaine Drydyk* Sandy Duffy* Daniel E. Efner* Lin and Dwight Ellis* Roseann Fasi Ropbert Ferriday, III* Susan and Jeffrey Fete* Richard Ippolito and Pam Frautschi Tim and Sue Frautschi* Lloyd and Mary Ann Gerlach Inez and Gene Gilbert Richard Schreiner and Alison Garf* Sharon M. Grey* Norman and Daryl Grier Pat Groth* Norma and Bill Harrington Jill Heavenrich* John E. Holland* George and Angela Jacobi John and Gladys Kakuk* Stephanie Kasper* Bruce and Laurie Kestelman* Deborah Kotlarek* Pam Kriger* Konrad Kuchenbach* Karen Jasniewski Mary Ann and Charles LaBahn Arthur and Nancy Laskin*

Sheri and Lloyd Levin* Ben Litwin* Gordon and Alicia Lugauer Marie Madderom* Evelyn Burdick and John Mahony* Sherry and Norm Malmon Sean Malone* Edith Ann Malson* Paul Mandel and Jane Barclay Mandel Sally and Robb Marks Lee Marquardt Jan and Vince Martin Rev. Erwin H. Matt* David Newby and Kathleen McElroy John McGivern* Barbara McMath George Michel Kenn Miller* Dwight and Marlene Morgan* Carrie Hitchcock and Norman Moses* Pete Stoddard and Sally Mrkvicka Allyson Nemec* Susan Nord* Lea and Brian O’Day* Murray and Charla Papendorg* Gordana and Milan Racic* Lucy and Jack Rosenberg* Mary Ruffolo Jennifer Rupp* Charles Schaefer* Chris Schneider* Dan and Mary Schroeder* Charles and Karen Schudson* Ruth Schudson Mike and Diane Schulz Pamela Seccombe* Micki and Bob Seinfeld* Sandra M. Seymour* Sharon and Gary Simon Kelly Skindzelewski* Mary Anne Smith* Julie Swenson* Philip and Suzanne Talmage* Andy and Sue Toth VJS Construction Services Mary and Willard Walker Sue and Dennis Webb* Esther Weingrod* Barbara and Ted Wiley Ray Jivoff and Michael Wright Clare and Judy Zempel* Bettie Zillman*

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Officers: Michael Burzynski..................................................President Annie Jansen Jurczyk......................................Vice President Joyce Mielke...........................................................Secretary Sean Rierdon..........................................................Treasurer Steve Marcus.................................Immediate Past President Directors Alison Graf David Hertel † Cathryn Jakicic Beth Kavelaris

Terri Alioto Harvey Alligood Dave Anderson David Abram Glenn

John McGivern John Menzel Kathy L. Nusslock † Gordana Racic

Past Board President

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“you got any brewskies?”

A quirky bromantic comedy by Wendy MacLeod

Nov. 20 - Dec.15

Directed by Michael Cotey Featuring Dan Katula & Ryan Schabach

Broadway Theatre Center | 158 N. Broadway | Milwaukee

414.291.7800 | milwaukeechambertheatre.com


N E X T AC T T H E AT R E S TA F F Producing Artistic Director................................................................................ David Cecsarini Managing Director............................................................................................... Charles Kakuk Development Director.............................................................................................. Heidi Boyd Marketing & PR Manager................................................................................... Rebecca Moder Resident Technical Director......................................................................... Michael Van Dreser

2 013 / 2 014 S U B S C R I B E R D I S C O U N T C A R D PA R T I C I PA N T S We appreciate your support of the following merchants: Chez Jacques, 1022 S. 1st St.

O’Lydia’s Irish Bar & Grill, 338 S. 1st St.

Gyro Palace, 602 S. 2nd St. In Tandem Theatre, 628 N. 10 St. th

Pink Banana Theatre Co., www.pinkbananatheatre.com

INdustri Café, 524 S. 2nd St.

Swig, 217 N. Broadway

Katie Gingrass Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo St., Ste. 100

Transfer Pizzeria Café, 101 W. Mitchell St. Tulip Restaurant, 360 E. Erie St.

Milwaukee Ballet, 504 W. National Ave.

Water Buffalo, 249 N. Water St.

Molloy’s, 333 E. Brown Deer Rd.

Zak’s Café, 231 S. 2nd St.

G R O U C H O : A L I V E I N R E V U E P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director.....................................................................................................................Pam Kriger Music Director.............................................................................................. Jack Forbes Wilson Stage Manager...................................................................................................Jessica Connelly* Scenic Design..................................................................................................... Rick Rasmussen Lighting Design..................................................................................................Alan Piotrowicz Costume Design/Wardrobe...........................................................................Lyndsey Kuhlmann Properties Design.................................................................................................... Ann Vollrath Sound Design....................................................................................................David Cecsarini* TD/Set Construction.....................................................................................Bronze Leaf Studio Master Electrician........................................................................................ Michael Van Dreser Deck Chief................................................................................................................Jessica Betts Wardrobe Manager................................................................................................Aria Thornton House Management Coordinator ...........................................................................Libby Amato House Management Staff.....................................Libby Amato, Kelly Doherty, Alan Piotrowicz,  Andrea Toussaint, Gwen Zupan Box Office Staff..................................... Libby Amato, Jaime Lacy, Sally Lewis, Sophia Pajewski,  Sandy Raduenz, Jennifer Sustar, Andrea Toussaint *Member of Actors’ Equity Association Groucho: A Life In Revue

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F O R YO U R I N F O R M AT I O N FOOD AND BEVERAGES… Food is not permitted in the theatre, but drinks may be taken in. ENTERING AND EXITING THE THEATRE SPACE… Please use walkways to access the seating areas and refrain from crossing over the stage. CANCELLATION POLICY… Next Act does not cancel or reschedule performances due to inclement weather or sporting events, nor do we offer refunds. LATECOMER POLICY… Due to the intimate configuration of Next Act’s theatre, latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate time in the performance. This may be at the intermission. Seating may not be permitted half hour after the start of a performance. If you are running late, please call the Ticket Office at 414-278-0765. LISTENING AUGMENTATION DEVICES… Please ask the House Manager on duty for assistance. LOST PROPERTY… Items left at the theatre are kept in Lost & Found. Call 414-278-0765 if you have lost an item. TICKET EXCHANGES… Subscribers may exchange their tickets, without fee, up to 48 hours prior to the performance (price adjustments may apply). Single ticket buyers may exchange their tickets for a fee of $5 per ticket up to 48 hours prior. Exchanges are based strictly on availability. Patrons are strongly urged to request exchanges well in advance. ELECTRONIC DEVICES… To avoid disturbing the performance, NO cameras or recording devices of any kind are allowed in the theatre. Please turn off all electronic equipment including pagers and cell phones. EMERGENCY CALLS… In case of emergency, messages may be left with the House Manager by calling 414-278-7780. If possible, please indicate the seat location of the person to be reached. SMOKING… The Next Act Theatre facility is a smoke-free environment. STUDENT AND SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS… Seniors and students receive a $5 discount per ticket on advance sales. Students may also purchase half-price rush tickets with a valid student I.D. one half-hour prior to curtain, based on availability. Discounts are not available on performance run extensions. GROUP DISCOUNTS… Groups of 10 or more receive a discount of 20%. To book groups, contact Becky at 414-278-7780. Discounts are not available on performance run extensions. 20

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