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By Thornton Wilder Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Sponsored In Part By

This program was 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 Director / Scenic Designer / Master Carpenter/ Sound Designer Robb Smith

Stage Manager Pam Seccombe

Costume Designer / Set Decorator Laura Anderle-Smith

Lighting Designer Matt Carr

Properties Designer Shawn Spellman

Wig Master Anthony Mackie

Our Town October 26 – November 11, 2012 Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building Mardi Bryant Jones Mainstage 264 West Main Street in Downtown Waukesha Tickets: (262) 547-0708 www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

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Emily Webb .................................................................................................................Brooke Bellehumeur Stage Manager........................................................................................................................Dave Boxhorn Simon Stimson..........................................................................................................................Steve Decker Howie Newsome..................................................................................................................Nathan Danzer Joe Crowell................................................................................................................................. Seth Dittmer Joe Stoddard..................................................................................................................................Eric Eggers Mrs. Soames ...........................................................................................................................Colleen Glatzel Geroge Gibbs...........................................................................................................................Brandon Haut Mrs. Gibbs..................................................................................................................................... Diane Kallas Professor Willard.........................................................................................................James Katzenmeyer Ensemble....................................................................................................................................Barb Lancelle Si Crowell......................................................................................................................................Wesley Lang Baseball Player............................................................................................................................Bjorn Larson Wally Webb................................................................................................................................... Karl Magsig Ensemble....................................................................................................................................Ami Majeskie Mr. Webb....................................................................................................................................Jim Mallmann Mrs. Webb....................................................................................................................................... Mina Miller Baseball Player / Ensemble............................................................................................ Nate Oldenborg Rebecca Gibbs.....................................................................................................................Holly Penzkover Woman in the Balcony / Ensemble...................................................................... Diana Randelzhofer Dr. Gibbs.......................................................................................................................................... Jamie Ryan Man in Auditorium / Constable Warren..............................................................................John Sindic Ensemble.................................................................................................................................... Marcia Skarie Lady in Box.............................................................................................................................Hannah Snyder Ensemble....................................................................................................................................Brenna Thiele Baseball Player / Ensemble..................................................................................................... Zack Ursem Samantha Craig.....................................................................................................Ashley Blake Wilkinson The action of the play takes place in Grovers Corners, NH Our Town is performed in three acts. There will be two ten-minute intermissions. VIDEOTAPING OF THIS PRODUCTION IS A VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW AND AN ACTIONABLE FEDERAL OFFENSE. P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director / Scenic Designer / Master Carpenter / Sound Designer............................ Robb Smith Stage Manager.....................................................................................................................Pam Seccombe Costume Designer / Set Decorator.................................................................... Laura Anderle-Smith Lighting Designer........................................................................................................................... Matt Carr Properties Designer......................................................................................................... Shawn Spellman Wig Master...........................................................................................................................Anthony Mackie

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SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to Nathan Hale High School Drama, New Berlin Eisenhower Drama, Sharon Sohner and the parents of the Young Ensemble of Our Town. We regret any omissions due to printing deadlines. BIOGR APHIES

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Laura Anderle-Smith (Costume Designer/Set Decorator) Laura has been involved in theater in many different capacities for many years. For over 16 years, she has served as an English teacher and as the Director of the Theatre Program at Nathan Hale High School, which features 4 student-centric productions a year. At Hale, Laura has taught Introduction to Theater, Advanced Acting, and Stagecraft, as well as various English classes. All productions are created in conjunction with her husband Robb Smith, and children Gabe and Isabelle Smith. She is delighted to return to Grovers Corners as this show holds a special place in her heart.. A big thank you goes out to the cast and crew as well as to Team AnderleSmith! Enjoy the show!

Nathan Danzer (Howie Newsome) Nathan is delighted to make his acting debut on the stage of the Waukesha Civic Theatre. He lives and works in Shorewood, WI, and enjoys writing and woodworking. Nathan wants to thank his family, his two precocious children, the director, and the cast for such an inspiring experience.

Brooke Bellehumeur (Emily Webb) Brooke was last seen at the LCT in LaCrosse as Julie in Jake’s Women. Previously seen as Juliet in Romeo And Juliet and Amaryllis in The Music Man at Waukesha North. After receiving a B.S. in Astrophysics from UW-L she moved home with her wonderful husband Dan.

Eric Eggers (Joe Stoddard) This will be Eric’s 11th show at Waukesha Civic, his most recent role being the macho hardhead Elliot in Alone Together. Prior to that, he was the head steward Mr. Etches in the musical Titanic by Pius XI High School, where he is now a FIRST Robotics mentor (wanna be one, too?).

Dave Boxhorn (Stage Manager) Dave last performed with Carroll University in 1992. He is back with Civic Theatre after a 20 some year absence. Dave’s favorite roles include Joe in The Shadow Box, Frank in 84 Charing Cross Road, and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Coleen Glatzel (Mrs. Soames) Colleen’s been Waukesha’s town gossip since she was in kindergarten. Playing Mrs. Soames was like playing herself. This play and those who made it possible have taught Colleen a great deal. She hopes this production leaves you happy, because the important thing is to be happy.

Steve Decker (Simon Stimson) Steve is excited for this opportunity to perform at Waukesha Civic Theatre in this beautiful play. He has been lucky to perform, direct, and design many productions. Steve is a professor of theatre at UW-Waukesha. Some of his favorite show experiences include A Moon For The Misbegotten, Urinetown, Crazy For You, True West and My Antonia.

Seth Dittmer (Joe Crowell) Seth has performed in a variety of plays at different venues, including the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Flathead Valley Homeschool Theatre, and University of Wisconsin Waukesha. His favorite role was Nick in Beauty Is A Beast. He is currently a 9th grade homeschool student in Pewaukee.

Brandon Haut (George Gibbs) Brandon is overjoyed to be making his debut at WCT in the theatre’s first-ever production of Our Town. His notable past roles include Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady and Captain Reynolds in Nevermore! Edgar Allen Poe: The Final Mystery. Brandon would like to thank his parents, Robb Smith, the entire talented cast, the audience, and—never to forget—The One who made it all happen. Enjoy! Our Town

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Diane Kallas (Mrs. Gibbs) Diane is excited to return to the WCT stage where she was Mrs. Ill. in The Visit. Her favorite roles include Angel in When You Coming Back Red Ryder and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She resides in Hartland with her wonderful husband Pat and awesome kids, Jessica and Jarett. James Katzenmeyer (Professor Willard) James has recently performed with The West Allis Players this past summer as a gambler/ chorus in the classic musical Guys And Dolls. He has also sung and performed several times with the concert choir, The Suburban Singers and he has sung several times at other venues and events. He lives in Delafield and he and his awesome girlfriend Rebecca are very excited about his role in Our Town! Barb Lancelle (Ensemble) This is Barb’s 4th show with WCT. Favorite roles are Aunt Em/ Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Shelby Thorpe in The Spitfire Grill, and Agnes Gooch in Mame. Barb and her husband, Carl, live in the Town of Genesee. She is a member of WCT’s Broadway Singers and volunteers at Ten Chimneys, Lake Country Caring, Hartland, and Christmas Clearing Council in Waukesha. Bjorn Larson (Baseball Player) Bjorn is thoroughly enjoying his return to the WCT stage. When he’s not at the theater, you may be able to find him in the Children’s Choir of Waukesha or the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, or running for the Waukesha STEM Academy cross country team, but probably not sleeping. Anthony Mackie (Wig Master) Anthony started acting at age five. He attended Stone Cameren, Ruth Page Ballet Company in Chicago when he was 15. Anthony started a new career in Milwaukee where he was a hair stylist, director, and choreographer, and eventually a wigist for most of the theaters in the area. Karl Magsig (Wally Webb) Karl is excited to make his debut at Civic Theatre as Emily Webb’s brother, Wally. Karl’s past performances include Gus in Cinderella Kids, as well as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit. Karl is currently in 7th grade at Trinity Lutheran School and lives in Waukesha! 4

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Ami Majeskie (Ensemble) This is Ami’s first show at WCT but performing has always been a part of her life. You may recognize her from her previous roles such as Fantine in Les Misérables, Christina Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa or Mayzie La Bird in Seussical the Musical. She would like to thank all those who support her in her dreams. Jim Mallmann (Mr. Webb) For Jim, Our Town marks his first production outside of a school setting. Jim describes himself as a baseball fanatic, an avid reader, and a trivia nut. He is currently employed as a Software Engineer for Centare in Brookfield and lives in Waukesha. Mina Miller (Mrs. Webb) Mina is very excited to be back at WCT. She last appeared here in And Then There Were None. Her favorite role is “The Creature” in The Good Doctor. Mina would like to thank her wonderful husband for all of his love and support. Nate Oldenborg (Baseball Player / Ensemble) Nate performed for the S.T.E.M. Academy at The Waukesha the Civic Theatre for the last 2 years. He was Nathan Detriot in Guys and Dolls and The Baker in Into the Woods. His dream is to go to New York and be on Broadway or Theatre. He is currently a Freshman at Waukesha South High School and is active in the Drama program there. Holly Penzkover (Rebecca Gibbs) Holly is very excited to be part of this wonderful show! She loves coming to WCT as often as she can to take classes, perform in shows, and usher. Holly’s previous productions include Elvis: I’ll Remember You, Candy Cane Tales And Holiday Carols, Dynamite Comedy, and Peter Pan. Diana Randelzhofer (Woman in the Balcony/ Ensemble) Diana is excited to be performing at the Waukesha Civic Theater for the first time. In addition to her passion for theater, she enjoys playing taxi driver to her three young sons and riding her Arabian horses. She lives with her husband and sons in Burlington. Jamie Ryan (Dr. Gibbs) Jamie is very happy to be back working with WCT on Our Town. Last season he played Captain Keller in The Miracle


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Worker, and Freeman in The Tavern. Our Town is his favorite American play because, to him, it shows the magnificence of the mundane, which always has eternity as its mise en scene. He would like to dedicate his performance to having all in the audience see, even for a moment, what the Stage Manager says few besides poets and saints ever realize on this earth --- the beauty and sanctity of our every day lives. Pam Seccombe (The “Other” Stage Manager) Pam is thrilled to be working with this incredible cast to take you on a journey to Grover’s Corners. A former French teacher, she is now a major in theatre production at UWM and continues as resident Props Goddess at Nathan Hale High School. She hopes you enjoy your time in Our Town. John Sindic (Man in Auditorium / Constable Warren) John is proud to be performing with such a talented cast at WCT. This is his fifth time on stage at WCT, performing in Candy Cane Tales And Holiday Carols as the Heat Miser and Mr. Potter, State Fair as Judge Heppenstal,

and The Tavern as one the Sheriff’s men. John has taken classes at WCT and would recommend them to anyone thinking about getting into acting, or wanting to have some fun! Marcia Skarie (Ensemble) Marcia is so happy to be back at WCT and a part of this beautiful play! It is one of her favorites! She has fond memories of The Music Man and Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and looks forward to the good times in Our Town. Marcia also performed with the Patio Players in The Sound Of Music and Oliver and with Wauwatosa Players in Death by Chocolate. “Thanks to my friends and family for their support.” Robb Smith (Director / Scenic Designer / Master Carpenter / Sound Designer) Robb is delighted to be back at Civic, where he has previously directed Smoke on the Mountain, Twelfth Night, and Kitchen Witches. As an actor, Robb has worked professionally with most of the theatres in Milwaukee, as well as a variety of on-camera and voice-over assignments. He is quite happy to be involved in any aspect of theatre, with

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the exception of Stage Management - they are superheroes. Without Team Anderle-Smith, this would never be possible. Robb would also like to extend special gratitude to Mr. Chuck Malone, who inspired Robb to trust his instincts and be true to the story. Enjoy.

Brenna Thiele (Ensemble) Brenna is ecstatic about performing at WCT. This will be her twentieth show so far in her acting career. Her favorite past roles were Honor in Beauty is a Beast and Caterpillar in Alice In Wonderland. She is homeschooled with her three siblings.

Hannah Snyder (Lady in Box) Hannah has never performed in civic theater before and is extremely exhilarated to be doing so for the first time. Her favorite roles are Mrs. Gloop in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (school) and Mrs. Ogg in It’s Bigfoot! (school). She lives in Pewaukee with her wonderful parents and her dog Molly.

Zach Ursem (Baseball Player / Ensemble) Zach, as well as the rest of the cast, welcomes you to the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of the American classic Our Town. This is Zach’s first show with the Civic Theatre and he is very excited for the opportunity. Zach is a freshman at UW-Waukesha and hopes to major in Liberal Arts. Lastly Zach and the rest of the cast and crew hope you enjoy the show.

Shawn Spellman (Properties Designer) Shawn is pleased as punch to be in her eighth year volunteering at the Waukesha Civic Theater. She is also very happy to be working with Robb and his crew again on what she is sure will be a fantastic show. “Thanks Robb!”

Ashley Blake Wilkinson (Samantha Craig) Although this is Ashley’s first show at the Waukesha Civic, she is no stranger to the stage! Ashley would like to thank Robb for this amazing experience and the knowledge that he’s given her. She would also like to aknowledge the amazing amount of support from her fiancé Drew. Congrats to the cast and crew!

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D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S I delayed writing notes for Our Town as long as I possibly could. I wanted to say something witty, something thought-provoking, something profound. Here is some conventional wisdom about Our Town: “An American Classic” “America’s Greatest Play” “An Overdone Community/High School Theatre Chestnut” Hmmm.... no pressure there. Ok - Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.... What is remarkable to me is that in 56 years, Our Town has never been produced at WCT. Ever. I am honored and humbled to be involved. It is an honor to be working with an ensemble that has such varied experience and history. It seems somehow fitting that this production brings performers back to the stage after time away, brings old friends together and brings new life and enthusiasm into the realm of theatre. As far as that profound, thought-provoking wit is concerned I’ll leave that to Wilder. Robb Smith Director S P O T L I G H T O N T H E B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S Welcome to Waukesha Civic Theatre and its production of Our Town. Who doesn’t love this classic? Its message resonates for old and young alike. Many people first encounter it while in middle school, when uncharted territories and untold adventures await. For the middleaged audience member, the play takes on altogether different meanings. In this play bursting with life, the specter of death is a constant presence, and why not, as death is a part of life. We will all walk away today with our own unique perspectives on the meaning of Our Town. What shouldn’t be unique is our appreciation for WCT, one of our town’s gems. Please, share your appreciation with your friends and acquaintances. Word of mouth is our best marketing tool. Thank you for coming and enjoy this spectacular show! Susan Herro Secretary, Board of Directors

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M AD CORNER WCT is a community very much like the community in Grover’s Corners. We work together, play together, love together, live together, and die together. I would like to thank everyone that supports WCT! We wouldn’t be here without you. All of our volunteers help us out in any number of ways by acting, ushering, serving on the board of directors, providing maintenance or office support, or working on sets, costumes, props. Our patrons come to WCT see quality live entertainment, the fruits of our volunteers’ labor. Our donors help keep us financially sound by their gifts to the Annual Operating Fund, the Endowment Fund, or by including us in their planned giving. The generosity of the Waukesha community astounds me, and I truly appreciate all the time, talent, and money that you give to WCT. One way, and arguably the best way, to support WCT is to spread the word about Waukesha’s best kept secret. It always amazes me when I meet someone in Waukesha who has no idea what a fantastic organization we have right here in the heart of the community. Tell people about what we do and all we offer. Enrich. Challenge. Entertain. That says it all, so keep watching, keep participating with, and keep supporting this cultural cornerstone. We couldn’t do it without you. WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T WCT’s mission is to provide quality live theatre performances and educational opportunities that enrich, challenge, and entertain both participants and audience members.

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WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E P E R S O N N E L THEATRE STAFF Managing Artistic Director................................................................................................... John Cramer Office Manager.............................................................................................................................. Heidi Tufte Education and Outreach Administrator...........................................................................Doug Jarecki Box Office Supervisor and Marketing Director..............................................................Katie Danner Box Office & House Managers..................................................................Sean Downs, Matt Furman, Michelle Furman, Emilie Grunfelder, Sharon Grunfelder, Valerie Grunfelder, Margaret Kennedy, Carol McLean, Denise Meagher, Debi Mumford, Char Paulbicke, Kelly Vance ACAP PlayMakers..............................................................................................ACAP Players, Mark Cage, Patty Chones, Doug Jarecki BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES Board of Directors Meets third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at WCT Dave Betzig, Michael O. Bohren, John Cramer (Staff ), Jonathan Danner, Mary Dembinski (Treasurer), Gary Ebert (Vice President), Sue Herro (Secretary), Angela Knight, Darlene Lange, Kurt Magoon (President), Larry Nelson, Jean Novy, Angela Penzkover, Lisa Peterson, John A. Sindic

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Standing Committees Executive Committee Meets second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm at WCT John Cramer (Staff ), Mary Dembinski, Gary Ebert (Vice Chair), Susan Herro, Kurt Magoon (Chair) Finance and Facility Committee Meets second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm at WCT Dave Betzig, Michael O. Bohren, John Cramer (Staff ), Mary Dembinski (Chair), Matthew Los, Kurt Magoon, Angela Penzkover Fund Development Committee Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Carroll University Sneeden House John Cramer (Staff ), Gary Ebert (Chair), Angela Knight, Rich Labinski (Vice Chair), Jean Novy, Lisa Peterson, John A. Sindic Governance Committee Meets third Wednesday of the month at 5:45 pm at WCT John Cramer (Staff ), Jonathan Danner, Susan Herro (Chair), Darlene Lange, Larry Nelson Ad Hoc Committees Advisory Council Meets third Wednesday in January at 5:30 pm at WCT and additionally as scheduled Doug Hastad, Nancy Hastad, Dorothy A. Heale, Jon Jones, Karen Jones, Cathy Labinski, Rich Labinski, Ralph M. North III, Angela Proell, Drake Reid, Evie Reid, Terry Sutter, Carl Trapp, Christine Howard Turowski Art Gallery Meets as scheduled by Chair Andrea Bryant, John Cramer (Staff ), Kasia, JoAnn O’Hare (Chair), Doug Jarecki (Staff ), Teri Peterson, Ralph Zick Education and Outreach Meets every other month Phillip Alonge, Joe Beine, Patty Chones, Carol Dolphin, Gary Ebert, Kristen Yarber Grill, Susan Herro, Matt Huebsch, Traci Huntemann-Piatt, Doug Jarecki (Staff ), Rich Labinski, Debbie Marheine, Angela Penzkover, Bonnie Schlais, John A. Sindic Celebrating Civic Committee Meets as scheduled by Chair John Cramer (Staff ), Mary Dembinski, Roseann Fasi, Jacqueline Gosz, Angela Knight, Barb Lancelle, Jean Novy (Chair) Mystery at the Theatre Committee Meets as scheduled by Chair Amy Barootian, John Cramer (Staff ), Laura Cramer, Mary Dembinski, Gary Ebert (Chair), Jenny Erato, Jacqueline Gosz, Margaret Kennedy Our Town

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Marketing and Sales Committee Meets first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm at WCT Jonathan Danner, Katie Danner (Staff ), Heather Goeden, Darlene Lange (Chair), Kate Martin, Denise Meagher, Larry Nelson, Lisa Peterson, Andrea Rindo Play Advisory Committee 2012-2013 Duties Completed Phillip Alonge, John Baiocchi, Michael O. Bohren, Sallie Burkard, John Cramer (Staff ), Steven Decker, Roseann Fasi, Doug Jarecki (Staff ), Jenny Kosek, Kurt Magoon, Carol McLean, Denise Meagher, Joe Nolan, Jean Novy, Sue Rapp (Chair), Sandra Renick, Lisa Rowe, Ken Schenian, Sharon Sohner (Vice Chair), Ken Williams, Brian Zelinski Play Advisory Committee 2013-2014 Meets in July, August, and September Teresa Alioto, Phillip Alonge, John Baiocchi, Michael O. Bohren, John Cramer (Staff ), Jonathan Danner, Steven Decker, Sally Finnigan, Doug Jarecki (Staff ), Peter Kao, Jenny Kosek, Darlene Lange, Kurt Magoon, Joe Nolan, Jean Novy, Holly Penzkover, Sue Rapp (Chair), Sandra Renick, Ken Schenian, Sharon Sohner (Vice Chair), Emily Thompson Production/Non-Production Coordinators: Costume Coordinators............................................................................Aleta Bernard, Sallie Burkard, Lee Piekarski, Ellen Rohr, Sharon Sohner Props Coordinators...........................................................................Monica Santroch, Michelle Tiarks Set Construction Coordinator................................................................................................................TBD Scene Shop Coordinators........................................................................ Aaron J. Schmidt, A.J. Simon Control Booth Coordinator........................................................................................... Aaron J. Schmidt Building Maintenance Coordinators...................................................................................................TBD Civic Broadway Singers.......................................................................................................... Abby Lorenz Civic Senior Players.................................................................................................................Carol McLean Usher Coordinator ..................................................................................................................... Sara Toenes Assistant Usher Coordinator...............................................................................................Phillip Alonge STAFF SAVERS Webmasters...........................................................................................................Kurt Magoon, Sue Rapp Computer Consultant.................................................................................................................TechSquad Legal Consultant.................................................................................................................... Charlie Davies Clerical Support............................................................. Phillip Alonge, Sara Toenes, Debbie Volden Season Ticket Processing.................................................................................................. Box Office Staff Storage & Cleaning............................................................ Magnificent Cleaners and Ken Schenian Facilities Maintenance....................................................... Phillip Alonge, John Cramer, Tony Davis, Rich Labinski, Dexter Meise, Ken Schenian Poster Distribution............................................................................Phillip Alonge and Ken Schenian Staff Parking..............................................................................................................Waukesha State Bank

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Civic Broadway Singers Ryan Albrechtson, Richard Bartman, Michelle Lynn Brien, Tom Brochhausen, Paul Burkard, Sam Burkard, Laurie Calbaum, Todd Cannaday, Glenn Daily, Jim Dawson, Lori Figurski, Ruby Fillian, John Hrobar, Annette Kordus, Tom Koth, Rich Labinski, Barb Lancelle, Pamela Lange, Dean Larson, Abby Lorenz, Chris Martin, Curt Nash, Jack Pardee, Dawn Pieper, Roberta Prospeck, Nancy Radtke, Dorothy Riesing, Marcia Ryback, Erika Schwane, Arnold Stanczyk, Amy Stenzel, Phil Stepanski, Jacob Sudbrink, Emily Thompson, Jim Volden, Don Wilde, Patty Wilson Civic Senior Players Linda R. Bohan, Sandy Bosin, Karen Foley, Rich Johnston, Erling Kolstad, Cheryl Loveland, Carol McLean, Dexter Meise, James Murdock, Lee Piekarski, Bonnie Rohn, Shirley Seidel, Marcia Skarie

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Usher Volunteers Claudette Ahlgren, Phillip Alonge, Beverly Anderson, Patricia & Ron Andryk, Barbara & Jerry Banach, Barbara Barton, Connie Bedwell, Joan Bell, Jayme Bloch, Ed & Kathy Boehmke, Renee Breecher, Lauren Bruss, Janet Brzezinski, Susan Byrne, Martha Chambers, Aileen Conlin, Ken Cooley, Jerry & Rita Dais, Nellie Dake, Cindi & Jim DeBruine, Mary Dillaber, Arlene Dobner, Linda Elder, Mary Engle, Chris & Jenny Erato, Tami Erickson, Leonard & Susan Feitel, Janice Ferguson, Joan Ferris, Faye Flesia, Kathy Greenwald, Phyllis Hansen, Joan Heder, Barbara Heighway, Louise Hermsen, Ella Holberg, Sharon Holzman, Clara Honeyager, Angela Houk, Donna & Terry Inman, Barb Johnson, Doris Johnson, Annette Juopperi, Debbie Kass, Thomas Kay, Margaret Kennedy, Brandi Koch, Jack & Loie Koehler, Shirley Kowalski, Charlotte Kranch, Ruth Kraus, Linda Kulinski, Dave & Jenny LaMack, Lucille Lawless, David Mackinson, Barbara Magestro, LaVonne Maguire, Lauren Markey, Doris Marks, Harriet Marks, Beryl Marranzino, Bonnie McCormick, Dexter Meise, Barbara Mikula, Linda Miller, Junice Miokovich, Marty Morgan, James & Roberta Mundschau, Nancy Muth, Julia Myre, Larry Myre, Katie Nagel, Maria Nagel, Matt Nagel, Sue Nettesheim, Shannon Neubauer, Shirley Neustaedter, Sandy & Tony Ortega, Sally Ottenberg, Holly Penzkover, Madison Penzkover, Lee Piekarski, Jenny Pike, Roger & Zona Platzek, Joyce Playter, Jim Price, Rochelle Pritzl, Marianne Puls, Carol Putz, Sydney Rappis, Dorothy Reinke, Ingrid Revolinski, David & Marlene Riehl, Patricia Ries, John & Louise Riphahn, Carol Rolfe, Alice Ruppel, Leah Sawnor, Nancy Schmidt, Bud & Carol Schneider, Gene & Wendy Scholler, Barbara & Forrest Schumacher, Judith Schwingel, Judy Sheets, Marcia Skarie, Dick Smith, Esther Smith, Shawn Spellman, Cliff & Leigh Stanisch, Jon Stearns, Suzanne Sullivan, Donna Swanson, Megan Sykora, Judy Taylor, Becci Terrill, Joyce Thompson, Sara Toenes, Bonnie Tuszkiewicz, Judy Vento, Kathy & Miles Vilski, Bill & Jackie Volmar, John & Louise Vos, Ann Wanner, Dorothy Wegner, Shaun & Wendy Weinfurter, Emmie Wendorf, Carla Werner, Lucy Wichman, Rosemary Wilcenski, Georgeanne Wilson, Blanche Zimpel, Sandy Zingler Volunteer Bartenders Sean Downs, Sue Herro, Margaret Kennedy, Diane Matuszak, Becky Miller, Dennis Muise, Bob Pugh, D.J. Rogan, Barb Rucci, Terry Sutter Audio Describer Coordinator...........................................................................................Tamara Steiner Photographers......................................................................................Carroll Studios of Photography, John Cramer, Jenny Erato, Kurt Magoon Window Display..................................................................................... WCT Staff, Marcus Promotions Garden Display............................................................................................................................Allen Schuh Marquee............................................................................................................. Phillip Alonge, Eric Eggers Volunteer Wall of Fame.......................................................................................................... Kurt Magoon Archivists................................................................................................... Kristi Magoon, Debbie Volden Press Releases.....................................................................................................................Heather Goeden Cookies.........................................................................................................................Back to Bread Bakery Beverages............................................................................................... Water Doctors, Discount Liquor Read More About It..............................................................................................................Mary Wegener

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Audition Dates December 17, 2012 January 6-8, 2013 Call 262-522-7955 March 11-12, 2013 April 15-16, 2013

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Auditions for all shows will be held at the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. No appointment is necessary. For more information call (262) 547-4911 or visit www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery Ushers – WCT has the opportunity for Located just outside the Mardi Bryant hands-on-the-job training, and we welcome Jones Mainstage inside the Margaret Brate people with a willing heart to volunteer as Bryant Civic Theatre Building, the Waukeushers. Ushers must be 14 years or older sha State Bank Art Gallery features the and are expected to work one performance work of local artists. A new artist’s work is per production. Usher duties include helpdisplayed during the run of each of WCT’s ing patrons by taking tickets and directing productions. The work of the artists can patrons to assigned seats. Active ushers will be viewed whenever the building is open. receive one complimentary voucher to see The art displayed during Our Town is by Bill the Preview performance of each of WCT’s Lemke. Mainstage and holiday productions! If you are interested in becoming an usher, please Volunteer Opportunities with the call (262) 547-4911, ext. 20. Waukesha Civic Theatre WCT has a number of opportunities for Raffle Sellers – Would you like to help WCT people who are looking to volunteer some raise money while enjoying a performance of their time. at the same time? Then volunteer to sell raffle tickets during performances. Sellers must be over 14 years old or accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit WCT’s operating fund. Please call the business office at (262) 547-4911.

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Bartenders – Are you a licensed bartender? WCT is looking for volunteer bartenders to run the bar during performances. Contact the business office at (262) 547-4911 during regular business hours for more information. WCT is also looking for volunteers for scenery construction, lighting, sound, costumes, props, and painting. For more information, call WCT at (262) 547-4911.


T H E AT R E I N F O R M AT I O N Waukesha Civic Theatre is proud to be established as a downtown institution, performing at the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre building, located at 264 West Main Street. BUSINESS OFFICE is open from Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and can be reached by calling (262) 547-4911. BOX OFFICE is open from Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, Noon through intermission on show Fridays, and two hours before curtain through intermission on show weekends. The Box Office can be reached at (262) 547-0708. On weekdays, access to the building is through the Main Street entrance only. Mainstage Ticket prices are $19.00, $17.00 for seniors (aged 60 and up) and students (adult students must have a valid student ID), $15.00 for subscribers and groups of ten or more, and $10.00 for educational groups of ten or more. Service fees may apply. Visit our website or call us for more information about our Student Rush and Pay What You Can ticket discounts. * Regular Business Office and Box Office hours are subject to change due to holidays, inclement weather, and all major WCT events. TICKET SALES Box Office staff will be available to answer your questions and requests during the Box Office hours listed above. In-person sales can be purchased using cash, credit card, or by check. Phone sales must be purchased using a credit card. Mail order sales must be purchased using a credit card or by check. All sales will be charged a $2.00 per ticket fee. Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. All sales are final and there are no refunds. You may exchange individual tickets for a $1.00 per ticket fee. There is no fee to exchange for subscribers.

ONLINE TICKET SALES for all open seats are available through our website at www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. You will find “Buy Now� buttons on almost every page of our website. If you would like more information, please contact the Box Office during normal business hours. All sales are subject to service fees. GROUP SALES Groups of ten or more qualify for the discounted ticket price of $15.00 per ticket. Full payment for ten seats is required, and all additional seats will be held on reserve as a courtesy. Final group count and full payment for all unpaid seats is required three weeks before the performance. Educational group tickets are $10.00 for groups of ten or more from any educational organization, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. All sales are subject to service fees, except in-person sales. SEASON FLEX PASS AND PIX 3 HOLDERS Flex Pass and PIX 3 Vouchers must be redeemed in person or by mail, e-mail, or fax for confirmed seating for the production of your choice. E-mail to boxoffice@ waukeshacivictheatre.org or fax to (262) 547-8454, a copy of your VOIDED Pass(es). Box Office must receive one Flex Pass or PIX 3 Voucher per ticket requested before any transaction will be conducted. Flex Pass requests are processed in the order in which they are received (based upon availability). A Flex Pass or PIX 3 Voucher is valid for Mainstage productions only. If not redeeming vouchers in person, to help us save on postage costs, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope if you would like your tickets mailed to you, or designate that you would like them held at the Will Call window for pick-up. Thank you. SEASON TICKET HOLDER EXCHANGES Season Ticket Exchanges are processed in the order in which they are received (based on availability). Exchanges must be done in person, or by mail, e-mail, or fax. E-mail to boxoffice@waukeshacivictheatre.org or fax to (262) 547-8454, a copy of your VOIDED ticket(s). Exchanges can only take Our Town

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ideas relevant to children at various stages of their education. The fall PlayMakers production is geared to our elementary students, and the spring production is produced for middle school students. While offered primarily to school groups, these family-friendly shows are great for public, private, and home school groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, senior centers, and your family! Please call (262) 547-0708 for ticket prices and information. PlayMakers rehearse and perform in the daytime, and are always looking for new actors and technical personnel.

PLEASE DON’T BE A “NO SHOW!” If you have tickets but cannot make the performance, why not give your tickets to friends to enjoy or let us resell them? You may be able to consider the price of the tickets that you turn in as a tax-deductible donation. ACCESSIBILITY The Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building is fully handicappedCIVIC BROADWAY SINGERS Are you accessible, and WCT is proud to offer a looking for upbeat entertainment for your number of services for our patrons who next special event? The Civic Broadway have special needs (a four-week notice Singers perform year-round in southeast- is required and services are based upon ern Wisconsin under the musical direcavailability). For the hearing impaired we tion of Abby Lorenz. The 30-voice group have a T-Coil Loop System, T-Coil Listening sings memorable Broadway favorites Devices, and FM listening devices that will for a variety of events, from company amplify the sounds of the performance. picnics and Christmas parties to corpoPatrons must have hearing rate lunches and grand openings. The aids with telecoils installed Civic Broadway Singers provide their own and activated to use the Loop piano and sound system and will perform System. Patrons who are blind for groups of all sizes in exchange for a can receive audio descriptive donation to the theatre. For scheduling services for the performance. the Civic Broadway Singers at your next Wheelchair accessibility is event, please call Abby at (414) 350-8713 available in two forms: transfer or e-mail her at AbbyLorenz@wi.rr.com. seats and wheelchair positions. CIVIC SENIOR PLAYERS The Civic Senior Players – Traveling to make you laugh! We are a fun-loving group of performers who love to entertain others. We’ll bring our unique comedy-variety show to your senior organization, community group, or any event looking for a laugh, in exchange for a donation to the Waukesha Civic Theatre. To schedule an event, or if you have an interest in becoming a performer, please call Carol at (262) 549-1091 or e-mail her at wctplayers@wi.rr.com.

PATRONS Please refrain from wearing highly-scented colognes, perfumes, hand cream, or aftershave to performances, as many people have allergies or respiratory problems. WCT is concerned for all patrons and we appreciate your cooperation.

ACAP PLAYMAKERS provide daytime performances (often of original works) based upon school curricula, themes, and

REMINDER As a courtesy to those who arrive on time, Latecomers will be seated at First Break!

PARKING Parking is available on Main Street, in the Riverfront Plaza parking area behind the Theatre, off Barstow Street, in the parking facility on Broadway, and at other locations in downtown Waukesha.

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The show must go on! WCT is not a one-act play. your charitable acts help our future acts Please consider giving…

• A gift to our Capital fund or Operating fund at WCT • A matching gift through local sponsoring business employers • A gift that will last a lifetime through your Will or Estate Planning • A gift to our Endowment fund at Waukesha County Community Foundation • A gift as a Sponsor or Underwriter of outstanding performances and educational programs Contact John Cramer, Managing Artistic Director, for more information 262-547-4911 ext. 13

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S P O N S O R S , G R A N TO R S , A N D U N D E R W R I T E R S Mainstage Waukesha State Bank (Oklahoma!) Wilde Automotive (Candy Cane Tales And Holiday Carols) Hippenmeyer Reilly Moodie & Blum (Candy Cane Tales And Holiday Carols) Modern Woodmen of America (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) Wisconsin Public Radio (Oklahoma!) Karen Jones (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) Sindic Motors (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) Special Events GE Healthcare (An Evening Of Song With Carmen De La Paz) Media Sponsor The Freeman (Mainstage) Education & Outreach Cantrell’s Carpet Cleaning Carroll Studios of Photography Magnificent Cleaners Marcus Promotions Sunset Playhouse Tech Squad Water Doctors Waukesha State Bank (Education & Outreach) Underwriting Acknowledgements Waukesha State Bank (Box Office Tickets) Modern Woodmen of America (Green Room Project) SPONSORSHIP Have your business recognized by the more than 20,000 people who come to the Waukesha Civic Theatre every year. For information on becoming a sponsor, please call the business office at (262) 547-4911.

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C I V I C S U P E R S TA R S The donors in this group have given a cumulative lifetime donation of at least $25,000. If you feel that you should be included in this list but are not listed below, please let us know. We are working with 56 years of donation records and could quite possibly have missed a Superstar or two. Bielinski Brothers Anthony & Andrea Bryant John J. Bryant Century Fence Company David & Velma Geraldson, Precision Gears, Inc. Greater Milwaukee Foundation Dorothy A. Heale

William & Joanne Huelsman Rich & Cathy Labinski M&I Foundation Milwaukee Foundation Corporation Dorothy Naughton Non Profit Management Fund

Helen & Ralph M. North III Potawatomi Bingo & Casino Drake & Evelyn Reid Dick & Carol Richards Bryce & Anne Styza Don & Carol Taylor Waukesha State Bank Waukesha Women’s Club Wisconsin Arts Board

C U R TA I N C A L L C L U B By including the Waukesha Civic Theatre in your future estate plans you can help ensure the theatre’s future. Please consider joining these generous supporters who have remembered the Waukesha Civic Theatre in their estate plans. If you already have made plans that include WCT and you are not listed here, please let us know! Scott & Angila Allen Anthony & Andrea Bryant John J. Bryant June Burrowes John Cramer

Dorothy A. Heale George & Anita Ransome Kuchler Glorianne L. Kurth Carol McLean

Dorothy Naughton Ralph M. North III August Revoy Alice Schnetter Midge Verhein

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F R I E N D S O F WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E Operating, Capital, and Endowment Donor Categories: Benefactor Angel Celebrity Thespian Producer Director Playwright Designer Stage Manager Run Crew

$100,000 and above $10,000 to $99,999 $5,000 to $9,999 $2,500 to $4,999 $1,000 to $2,499 $500 to $999 $250 to $499 $150 to $249 $50 to $149 $49 & under

WAU K E S H A C O U N T Y C O M M U N I T Y F O U N DAT I O N E N D OWM E N T F U N D Contributors from July 1, 2002 to Present Benefactor ($100,000 and above) Bryce & Anne Styza Fund Angel ($10,000 - $99,999) Dr. Rich and Cathy Labinski Fund Dorothy Naughton Waukesha State Bank Celebrity ($5,000 - $9,999) Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Anthony & Andrea Bryant Family Fund Waukesha County Community Foundation Thespian ($2,500 - $4,999) Kay & Peter Lettenberger Suzanne Rapp Drake & Evie Reid

Producer ($1,000 - $2,499) Dorothy A. Heale Ralph M. North III Director ($500 - $999) Fred & JoAnne Portz Playwright ($250 - $499) Beverly & Donald Chappie John, Kelli, Elena, & Jude Cramer Joseph Piatt & Traci Huntemann-Piatt Lee Rasmussen Designer ($150 - $249) Bill & Joanne Huelsman Kate & James Jolin In Honor of Charles Periman Alfred & Sharon Loehrl

Patricia & Gerald Rakowski In Honor of Charles Periman Stage Manager ($50 - $149) Patricia Ayers Mae Lass Herbert & Dona Rae Lundin Lauren Montclair & Jerry Ulvestad Mr. & Mrs. David Schnabl Alan & Linda Thompson Run Crew ($49 and under) Daniel & Kristine DeKarske James Hinchman John & Jacquelyn Hintz Lois M. Kaplan Thomas & Irene Kay Debbie Schwanz Frank & Susan Till Mr. & Mrs. Paul Vrakas

2 012 - 2 013 O P E R AT I N G F U N D Contributors from July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 Angel ($10,000 - $99,000) Anthony & Andrea Bryant

Thespian ($2,500 - $4,999) Drake & Evie Reid

Producer ($1,000 - $2,499) Rich & Cathy Labinski

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2 012 - 2 013 O P E R AT I N G F U N D Director ($500 - $999) John & Kelli Cramer Kurt & Kristi Magoon Carol Smart Playwright ($250 - $499) James & Betty Chermak Frieda Hart Carol McLean Designer ($150 - $249) James & Monica Ansay Extendicare Chuck & Sherry Foyer Dewey & Patricia Schiele Allen & Linda Schuh

Stage Manager ($50 - $149) Anonymous Alice Baker Memorial Library Jergen & Jean Barber Linda Bohan Fraland & Eileen Campbell Community Care Ray & Nancy Cook Extendicare R. Kelly & Sheryl Foran Suzanne R. Frank Bill & Mary Freisleben Randy Giles Mary Goelz Jim & Kathleen Hahn Doris S. Harrison Heritage House Mary Jean Huelsbeck Al & Meg Kasprowicz Donald & Roberta Kuhnke David & Darlene Lange Ross & Ellen Langill Manor Park

Modern Woodmen Of America In Honor of Phillip Alonge Steeple View Town of Eagle Paul & Evelyn Vrakas Run Crew ($49 and under) Margaret Boettcher Dennis & Linda Buhl Greg & Kathleen Carlson Mike Corcoran John Dauffenbach Dale & Margaret Fose Julie Frechette Marsha Grutzmacher Frederick & Gayle Jones Bob & Ann Miller Jim & Barbara Rosenmerkel Dennis & Mary Unterholzner Mackie Westbrook Bill & Harriet Young

Visit our website to see the 2011-2012 Operating Fund Contributors (from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012)

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