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L. WALTER STEARNS Artistic Director

JONATHAN HEURING Managing Director

Music by RICHARD RODGERS Book & Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Based on the Book Anna and the King of Siam by MARGARET LANDON Original Choreography by JEROME ROBBINS

Director L. WALTER STEARNS

Musical Director EUGENE DIZON

Choreographer BRENDA DIDIER

Scenic Design IAN ZYWICA

Lighting Design MAC VAUGHEY

Costume Design BILL MOREY

Sound Design JOSEPH FOSCO

Stage Manager JENN A. KINCAID, AEA

THE KING AND I is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnhtheatricals.com

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CAST Captain Orton.........................................................................................................SEAN THOMAS Louis Leonowens....................................................................................... BENJAMIN PARKHILL Anna Leonowens............................................................................................ BRIANNA BORGER The Interpreter............................................................................................................. CHIP PAYOS The Kralahome..............................................................................................KARMANN BAJUYO The King................................................................................................................WAYNE HU, AEA* Lun Tha............................................................................................................................. ERIK KAIKO Tuptim....................................................................................................... JILLIAN ANNE JOCSON Lady Thiang........................................................................................................KATE GARASSINO Prince Chululongkorn......................................................................................... RICHARD NAVA Sir Edward Ramsay................................................................................................SEAN THOMAS Eliza...................................................................................................................SHANNON MULVEY Wives............................................................................ KAORI AOSHIMA, CHRISTIN BOULETTE, KARA CHANDLER, JOYCE HSHIEH, SHANNON MULVEY, CZERINA SALUD Children of Siam...................... LUKE EMANO, LYDIA HURRELBRINK, DYLAN M. LAINEZ, SADIE MILLS, LINDSEY PEARLMAN, TATUM PEARLMAN MUSICIANS Conductor/Piano #1............................................................................................EUGENE DIZON Piano #2.............................................................................................................ALLISON HENDRIX *Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association. PLEASE NOTE: THE KING AND I IS PERFORMED WITH ONE 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director............................................................................................................L. WALTER STEARNS Choreographer.....................................................................................................BRENDA DIDIER Musical Director....................................................................................................EUGENE DIZON Scenic Design..............................................................................................................IAN ZYWICA Lighting Design.....................................................................................................MAC VAUGHEY Costume Design..........................................................................................................BILL MOREY Sound Design........................................................................................................JOSEPH FOSCO Stage Manager........................................................................................JENN A. KINCAID, AEA* Assistant Director........................................................................................................ SEAN KELLY Technical Director......................................................................................................IAN ZYWICA House Manager.....................................................................................................LAURA WILSON Press Representative..................................................NOREEN HERON & ASSOCIATES, INC: NOREEN HERON ZAUTCKE, KATE HUGHES, LIANNE WIKER, BRENNA O’LEARY, HOLLY GUSTAVSON Promotional Photographer...........................................................................JOHNNY KNIGHT Promotional Video Producer..........................................JASON GROH, LEXORIA STUDIOS Website Design.......................................................................................................... JOHN YESKO Graphic Designer..................................................... JON RUNNFELDT, LAB OF LIFE DESIGN M A N AG E M E N T S TA F F Artistic Director.............................................................................................L. WALTER STEARNS Managing Director................................................................................... JONATHAN HEURING Marketing & Development Associate......................................................... RICHARD RUBIO Development Coordinator & Grant Officer......................................... DONALD SPRAGUE Administrative Intern................................................................................ TARA SMITHBERGER 2 Porchlight Music Theatre


MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE OVERTURE I WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE..................................................................................Anna and Louis VIGNETTES AND DANCE .......................................................................................Court Dances MY LORD AND MASTER ..................................................................................................... Tuptim THERE IS A HAPPY LAND ........................................................................................ Lady Thiang HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS ......................................................................................................... Anna THE MARCH OF THE SIAMESE CHILDREN ...................................Royal Siamese Children SCENE BEFORE CURTAIN ..........................................................................Priests and Children A PUZZLEMENT ................................................................................................................. The King SCHOOLROOM SCENE ............................................................................... Children and Wives GETTING TO KNOW YOU .............................................................. Anna, Children, and Wives WE KISS IN A SHADOW .............................................................................Lun Tha and Tuptim A PUZZLEMENT (Reprise).............................................................. Chulalongkorn and Louis SHALL I TELL YOU WHAT I THINK OF YOU? ..................................................................... Anna SOMETHING WONDERFUL ..................................................................................... Lady Thiang SOMETHING WONDERFUL (Reprise) .................................................................. Lady Thiang FINALE ACT 1 .........................................................................................The King and Company ACT TWO ENTR’ACTE I HAVE DREAMED ........................................................................................Lun Tha and Tuptim HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS (REPRISE) ..................................................................................... Anna THE SMALL HOUSE OF UNCLE THOMAS (BALLET)............. Tuptim and Royal Dancers SONG OF THE KING ......................................................................................The King and Anna SHALL WE DANCE .........................................................................................Anna and The King I WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE (Reprise) .................................................................................. Anna FINALE ULTIMO (SOMETHING WONDERFUL) ....................................................... Orchestra SPECIAL THANKS Porchlight Music Theatre would like to thank our Thai culture and dialect director, Wannapa Eubanks, The Mercury Theatre, John Francisco, Alden Pianos, the staff at Stage773, and our subscribers and audience members who maintain a continuing commitment to our work.

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A N N O U N C I N G O U R 2 011- 2 012 S E A S O N We have three exciting titles to bring you next year, from a Chicago premiere, to another celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim. We’re also performing in mulitple venues next year, to help you experience some of the newest stages Chicago has to offer. So, here’s what we have in store for you for next season...

Putting It Together Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Brenda Didier September 2 thru October 16, 2011 At Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave. Putting it Together is the emotional story of the entangled relationships of five guests attending a Manhattan cocktail party as they are confronted with the troubles of marriage, infidelity and divorce. The production includes songs from Sondheim’s original musicals including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs and Sweeney Todd.

A Catered Affair Chicago Premiere! Music and Lyrics by John Bucchino Book by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Nick Bowling Musical Direction by Doug Peck February 17 thru April 1, 2012 At Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave. A Catered Affair is a bittersweet reflection on the complexities of relationships between husbands and wives and parents and children. A couple must decide whether to spend their life savings on a family business or to celebrate their only daughter’s marriage with a lavish catered affair, providing her with the joyful wedding they never had for themselves. A beautiful exploration of the resilience of love, A Catered Affair features a melodious, 50s-inspired score. The production received three Tony Award nominations, eleven Drama Desk Award Nominations as well as the Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical. Porchlight veteran and Jeff Award winning actress Rebecca Finnegan makes her return to the Porchlight stage in this Chicago premiere!

tick, tick....BOOM! Music, Lyrics and Book by Jonathan Larson Script Consultation by David Auburn April 27 thru June 10, 2012 At Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave tick, tick... BOOM! is Larson’s semi-autobiographical story of Jon, an aspiring composer anxiously approaching his 30th birthday. Jon’s girlfriend wants to get married and leave New York for a more conventional life, his best friend is earning a fortune on Madison Avenue, and Jon is still waiting on tables while trying to create the great American musical. An inspiring story of a struggling artist who chooses to follow his dreams, tick, tick... BOOM! features a dynamic pop-rock score blended with traditional musical theater styles, in what many believe to be Larson’s homage to Stephen Sondheim. As a subscriber, you get the best seats in the house reserved for you, and flexibility to exchange into other performances. This plus advance notice on special events, and a discounted ticket price. If you order today, you’ll get $5 off your already low subscriber price of $99! Talk to a Porchlight representative to take advantage of this great offer. 4 Porchlight Music Theatre


PROFILES KAORI AOSHIMA (Wife) is making her Porchlight Music Theatre debut, and she is excited to be in one of her favorite shows. Born and raised in Yokohama Japan, she feels great sorrow for the disaster in her country. “People there need your help!” Recent credits include: Henry and Mom, South Pacific, The King and I, Miss Saigon, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera... She wants to thank her husband Michael for his support and encouragement. KARMANN BAJUYO (Kralahomme/Simon of Legree) is making his Porchlight debut and is thrilled to be a part of this terrific production! He was last seen as “Jack” in Bailiwick Chicago’s critically acclaimed run of Joe DiPietro’s F**king Men. Karmann’s work also includes numerous industrial films, live industrials, commercials, print, and voice-over jobs around the country. The next big project for Karmann is the independent feature film Critical Nexus. He would like to thank his friends and family for always being there. And thank you so much for supporting live theatre. Enjoy the show!! BRIANNA BORGER (Anna Leonowens) earned her first professional theatre paycheck, at age 18, for performing the role of Anna in The King & I. At age 26, she landed the role of Anna in the International Asian Tour of The King & I, performing for audiences throughout China, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore. Now, at 30, she could not be more thrilled to reprise this wonderful role at Porchlight Music Theatre, where she was last seen as the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. Her

Chicagoland credits include The Three Musketeers at Chicago Shakespeare (World Premiere), Erika’s Wall at The Music Theatre Company (World Premiere), and the closing cast of The American Girl Review at American Girl Place. Other favorite credits include tours of A Christmas Carol and Gypsy (Mazeppa, perf. Rose), Always... Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline) and Nunsense (Sister Hubert) at the Armory Theatre, Assassins (Sarah Jane Moore) at the Alaska Shakespeare Festival, and many shows at the Wagon Wheel Theatre, where she met her wonderful husband Adrian Aguilar (catch him as Danny Zuko in Grease at ATC!). Brianna is an Admission Counselor for the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and is also a voice teacher, graphic designer, and one hell of a good cook. www.briannaborger.com CHRISTIN BOULETTE (Wife/ Tuptim Understudy) is elated to return to her artistic home, Porchlight Music Theatre. Christin’s Chicago stage debut was in the 2007 Porchlight production of A Wonderful Life (Dorothy) under the direction of fellow Artistic Associate, Rob Lindley. Other Porchlight credits include Nine (Freancesca/Claudia u/s) and Candide (Sheep and others, Cunegonde u/s) as well as projects with Off the Porch: Porchlight’s New Works Development Program. Other Chicago credits include shows with Theatre at the Center, Quest Theatre, Theo Ubique, Route 66 Theatre Company, Light Opera Works, Chamber Opera Chicago, City Lit Theatre, and the Goodman Theatre. She is an Artistic Associate of Porchlight and is excited to see what the future holds for this fabulous theatre company!

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P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) KARA CHANDLER (Wife) sported blonde curls in Porchlight’s first productions of Into the Woods at the Athenaeum and Theatre on the Lake. Her brunette incarnation has worked with Bailiwick, Prop Thtr, Light Opera Works, Bowen Park Opera, Sinfonietta Bel Canto, Oak Park Concert Chorale, Savoy-Aires and the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Co. She’s a jovial Monkey Mother of two.

household, speaks five languages, and has been fortunate to perform opera, musical theatre and oratorio in Asia, South America, Europe and the U.S. Favorite roles include Maria in West Side Story, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Soprano Soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana. Chelsea is thrilled to be returning to Porchlight after performing in Pacific Overtures, and she would like to thank her wonderful family, friends and husband for all their love and support.

LUKE EMANO (Child of Siam) has had a great start in the artistic City of Chicago, Luke Emano has been involved in past productions of Miss Saigon and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. He has also performed in various shows at his school, Franklin Fine Arts Center, where he is currently playing Simba in The Lion King. This Renaissance Boy has also branched out in modeling, film and commercials, with the most recent being the lead role in a Columbia College Short Film and an ad for the American Lung Association. Off the stage, Luke enjoys the day-to-day wonders of childhood and peaks his interest into football, baseball, and horseback riding. Luke would like to thank his family, especially his sisters, Alexa and Miah, his dad and his GORGEOUS mom; his teachers from the Franklin Fine Arts Center, a VERY special thanks to Sadie and her mom, and Porchlight Theatre for this royally AMAZING and unforgettable experience.

KATE GARASSINO (Lady Thiang) is honored to be a part of Walter’s final production as Artistic Director in this production of The King &I. A recent 2009 Jeff Award Winner for Best Supporting Musical Theatre Actress in Bomb’s Away with Bailiwick Repertory Theater, Kate is delighted to be on stage again with this phenomenal cast. She has previously performed in many critically acclaimed Bailiwick Repertory Theatre productions including Jerry Springer the Opera, My Favorite Year, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Parade and Dr. Sex. She has also worked with the Silk Road Theatre Company, Apple Tree, Marriott Theatre, Famous Door, and TheatreBam, to name a few. In Ms. Garassino’s thirty plus artistic career, she has been fortunate to work with some of the greatest Chicago theater companies and now is thrilled to be making her Porchlight debut. Kate is also the General Manager and Founding member of the newly formed Bailiwick Chicago. Her love and gratitude to Eugene, Walter, Brenda and the Porchlight artistic and producing staff, her BC family, Mark, Kim, Ryan and her Indiana family, and mom. She dedicates her performance to her mother.

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P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) JOYCE HSHIEH (Wife/Topsy) (pronounced “Shay”) is originally from Canal Fulton, Ohio. She earned her B.F.A. in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University in 2010. Some of her favorite Theatre School credits include Feste in Twelfth Night, directed by Catherine Weidner, Rose in St. Scarlet, and Lady Nijo/Win in Top Girls. She most recently made her film debut in an independent feature produced by Afflicted Pictures, tentatively titled Shelter, set to be released in 2011. WAYNE HU (The King of Siam) is pleased to make his debut with Porchlight Music Theatre this April. Since discovering the stage less than a decade ago, he has already performed with some of musical theatre’s biggest names, including Tony-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell, George Hearn, John Lloyd Young and Patti Lupone, as well as stars of TV and film such as Lea Michele and Melora Hardin. He was first seen on the Chicago theatre scene in Ravinia Festival’s Annie Get Your Gun (Featured Trio) with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra last summer. Career highlights include LAPHIL’s staged concert of Les Misérables (Brujon/Foreman) at the Hollywood Bowl, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (baritone soloist) at New York City Ballet’s Opening Night Gala 2008 at Lincoln Center. Other musical/theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius) with Tri-State Actors Theatre, Sweeney Todd (Anthony cover) with The Princeton Festival, and The King & I with Allenberry Playhouse (title role), Arkansas Repertory Theatre (LunTha), and Gretna Theatre (LunTha). Operatic engagements include Carmen (Moralès) with The Princeton Festival, Tosca (Sciarrone) with Hudson Opera

Theatre, La Traviata (Marquis d’Obigny) with Metropolitan Lyric Theatre of New Jersey, The Magic Flute (Speaker) with Pine Mountain Music Festival, and Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Starveling) and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (Gregorio cover/matinée cast) with Opera North. Mr. Hu recently completed all coursework at Indiana Jacobs School of Music in December and will receive a MM in voice upon successful completion of exams. He also holds a BM in voice education from The College of New Jersey. He is a member of Actors Equity Association and American Guild of Musical Artists. LYDIA HURRELBRINK (Child of Siam) is so excited to work on her first Porchlight Production. Lydia is in the 7th grade at The Frances Xavier Warde School in downtown Chicago. Lydia’s favorite thing to do outside of school is sing and act. She played the role of Kim McAfee in her school play Bye, Bye, Birdie, and acted in School House Rock, Godspell, and The Paper Bag Princess. Lydia has been involved with Li’l Buds Theatre Company in Chicago since she was in first grade. Her credits with Li’l Buds include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Honk, Jr., Peter Pan, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Dear Edwina. Lydia has also been singing with the choir and as a soloist on occasion at Old St. Patrick’s Church since she was 8 years old. When not at school, Lydia can always be found singing a song for everyone around. JILLIAN ANNE JOCSON (Tuptim) is thrilled to return to Porchlight Music Theatre where she appeared as Ruth Reynolds in A Wonderful, and Phantom. Chicago Porchlight Music Theatre 7


P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) credits include: Gigi in Miss Saigon (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Aladdin (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Nurse Nakamura in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (The Gift Theater), Gina in Kama Sutra the Musical (Royal George Theater). Other credits include: Mulan in The Golden Mickeys (Disney Cruise Line). Jillian would like to thank her family and friends for all their love & support. And especially Wally and Eug for giving her the chance to play a dream role! Mahal Kita! ERIK KAIKO (LunTha) returns to Porchlight Music Theatre after tumbling around the stage in Pacific Overtures. He was most recently seen in the U.S. premiere of Departure Lounge with Bailiwick Chicago. Around town, he’s also worked with Marriott Theatre (us Pinocchio), Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Disney’s Aladdin, us Funk It Up About Nothin’), Noble Fool Theatricals (Spelling Bee), Silk Road Theatre Project (Durango, Silk Road Cabaret), Promethean Theatre (The Fantasticks), Caffeine Theatre (Many Loves), and Bailiwick Repertory (Zanna Don’t!, bare:a pop opera). Erik is a proud alum of Northwestern University. Next up: understudying DHH in Silk Road’s Yellow Face. Many thanks to Megan and the Kaiko family! DYLAN M. LAINEZ (Child of Siam) is a fun-loving 7-year old, who embraces the magical world of The Arts. He attends 1st grade at Nature Ridge Elementary School in Bartlett, IL. Dylan’s love of the Arts was realized at the age of 4 when he was cast as Tam in Miss Saigon at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Other roles Dylan has played include Tommy in The Who’s Tommy at Circle Theatre, Immigrant boy/ensemble in 8 Porchlight Music Theatre

Let It Be a Beatles Musical produced by Epic Theatre Company, and performed in the Choir in Laika’s Coffin for Redmoon at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. He represented Drury Lane in a performance for Miss Saigon at the 2009 Jeff Awards. Dylan attends the Performing Arts Academy at Fox Valley Repertory and performed in academy shows including Show Choir, Peter Pan, Lion King, and was recently cast as Bear in Snow White. In addition to theatre he has experience in Industrials, Prints, and Film for Samsung, Nike for Kohl’s, McDonald’s, One Step Ahead, Blackhawks Promo, Pop Tarts, Warner Brother’s Contagion, music videos and short films for Columbia College and School of Art Institute of Chicago. Dylan, along with his proud parents, Danny and Carmen, and “Kuya” Christian wish to extend their gratitude to Porchlight Theatre for allowing him this wonderful opportunity to work with an amazing talented cast and crew. Dylan express a heartfelt thanks to so many family and friends who continue to support him as he now journeys to Siam. SADIE MILLS (Child of Siam) is honored and thrilled to make her debut with Porchlight Music Theatre. A rising 4th grader at Franklin Fine Arts Center, Sadie studies piano, dance, drama and art. She most recently played Louisa Von Trapp, in the Sound of Music segment of their Spring Big Show. Other credits include Maya in a corporate short film, The Big Job, and a ghost storyteller for Pop-Tarts’ Halloween web commercials. Sadie is a 2nd year participant of Girls On The Run—a youth development program that combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. She was also a member of Chicago Public School’s All City


P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) Youth Chorus, where she performed at Navy Pier, Chicago Symphony Center and in Puerto Rico. Other hobbies include: shopping, playing guitar and hanging out with friends. Sadie would like to thank her family for their love and support, the cast for welcoming her to the stage, and Walter for this amazing opportunity. SHANNON MULVEY (Eliza) a Lake Forest native, is a recent graduate with a BFA in Dance from Jacksonville University as a Merit Scholarship Student. She performed in numerous countries including Germany, Netherland Antilles, and Costa Rica. Since moving back to Chicago, Shannon has performed in Cats with Theo Obique, Dance in The Parks and Dance Chance Relux. She is excited to be starting her professional career back in Chicago. Shannon is very excited to be making her Porchlight Music Theatre debut with The King and I. RICHARD NAVA (Prince Chululongkorn) has appeared in several performances including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as Joseph, Rent, as Rodger, and Big the Musical, as Billy. He has recently appeared in Company as Paul. Richard is a sophomore at the Chicago Academy for the Arts as a Musical Theatre concentration. Richard would like to thank Porchlight Music Theatre for welcoming Richard into their family. He would also like to thank all of his friends and family, and especially his mother, Trisa, for their continued love and support.

BENJAMIN PARKHILL (Louis Leonowens) is 10 years old, and lives with his family in Wilmette where he attends Highcrest Middle School. Most recently seen as Gavroche in the New Trier production of Les Miserables, Ben has performed on stage and film since he was 7. When he’s not singing, Ben loves playing games with his friends and family. His favorite game this year has been Killer Bunnies, and his favorite song not from the King and I is “Master of the House.” CHIP PAYOS (The Interpreter) was last seen on the city stage in Bailiwick Chicago’s successful offering of Elton John’s Aida. He traveled with the Joel Hall Dancers to the UK for Leap Theatre’s Dance Series in New Brighton, England last fall. His most memorable shows in theatre are: Pacific Overtures at Porchlight, Gigi & Kiss Me Kate at Light Opera Works, La Cage Aux Folles at Theatre at the Center, The King & I at Drury Lane Oakbrook, My Favorite Year and Kiss of the Spiderwoman at Bailiwick, Romance of Magno Rubio at Victory Gardens and Chicago at Pheasant Run. He appeared in the major motion picture Just Visiting and independent short films Seance and RSVP. He choreographs & has performed with Pintig Filipino Theatre in past shows Wa Etching, Sister Outlaw, Mr. & Mrs. La Questa, etc, etc, etc! He feels blessed to work once again with the brilliant Porchlight team of Walter, Eugene & Brenda Didier. Chip dedicates this performance to his family & friends & most especially to Gordon, like in the story “King & I”, to revisit the (dis) harmony of East & West.

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P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) LINDSEY PEARLMAN (Child of Siam) has been singing and dancing since the age of three but didn’t officially take the stage until she was six when she appeared as Lydia Snoop in The Great Ghost Chase. She loved it so much she hasn’t left the stage since! She has played principle roles in School House Rock, Fee Fi Fo Fum, Shoemaker and the Elves and also appeared in Porchlight’s Miracle on 34th Street this past winter. In 2009 Lindsey served as National American Miss National Cover Girl and in 2010 won the Miss Vernon Hills crown for the Jr. Pre-teen Pageant. Lindsey loves to be in any production where she can meet new people and make new friends. She thanks her coaches from Wishing Star Theatre, Linda Klepac and Jim Shedd for their wonderful inspiration and her family for their loving support. TATUM PEARLMAN (Child of Siam) has been singing and dancing as long as she could walk and talk! Her credits at Wishing Star Theatre in Libertyville include feature roles in Monsters in the Closet, Fee Fi Fo Fum, The Shoemaker and the Elves, School House Rock and, her favorite, Disney’s Camp Rock. She has also held the National

America Miss 2010 Miss Vernon Hills Title and the Miss COED Talent title. Her favorite things to do include playing school and dressing up in her moms shoes. Special thanks to her family, who she loves very much!  CZERINA SALUD (Wife) is excited to be working on her first production with the Porchlight Music Theatre Family. She has sung with Chicago Opera Vanguard, Chicago Master Singers, St. Michael’s Schola Cantorum, Congregation Kol Emeth, Northminster Presbyterian Chorus, BBC’s Songs of Praise and choral groups at Northwestern University, DePaul University, the Lycee Francais and Sacramento State University. Czerina is a founding member and principal vocalist of the Michigan Avenue Cantori and currently studies voice under the meticulous and supportive guidance of Gisela Goettling. All her aloha to her loving husband and big mahalos to her mother, sister, in-laws and hula sistahs for all their support. SEAN THOMAS (Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey) is delighted to be working with Porchlight for the first time! New York and National Tour credits include:

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P R O F I L E S ( c o n t .) Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables (Broadway and National Tour), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Promenade Theatre and National Tour), Three Tall Women (Vineyard Theatre at The Promenade) and The Threepenny Opera (Lucille Lortel). Chicago credits include: The Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf ), Ghosts (BoHo Theatre Ensemble), Big River (BoHo Theatre Ensemble) and Wreckage (CaffeineTheatre). Chicago audiences can see him reprise his roles of Pap, The King and Silas in Big River this summer at Theatre on the Lake. L. WALTER STEARNS (Director) is pleased to conclude his eleven-year run as artistic director with this production of The King and I. As artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, Walter has produced 40 musicals, created dozens of families and nurtured the creative talents of hundreds of artists. He leaves Porchlight to become the Executive Director of the Mercury Theater Chicago. In this role Stearns will champion Chicago artists and productions. The Mercury Theatre will be a home for ambitious, exciting, home-grown productions as well as commercial theatrical productions. Walter wishes to thank the artists who inspire him and the audiences who support him. The King and I is dedicated to his partner in life and art, Eugene Dizon. EUGENE DIZON (Musical Director/1st Piano) is proud to collaborate on his 34th show with Porchlight Music Theatre where he is an Artistic Associate since 1998. Eugene has received 6 Jeff Awards (Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Amadeus, Company, Into the Woods (2000), and Merrily We Roll Along) and 13 Jeff nominations working at Porchlight. He is also the recipient of 4 After Dark Awards (Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, A New Brain, and Merrily). Other Porchlight Music Theatre credits include this season’s Meet John Doe, Sunday in the Park with George and

Miracle on 34th Street, Into the Woods (2000, 2010), Miracle on 34th Street (2009), Macabaret, The Fantasticks, Once on this Island, Pacific Overtures, Candide, Phantom, A Wonderful Life (2006), The Secret Garden, Gypsy, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Falsettos (1999, 2005), Closer Than Ever, Cabaret, Promises, Promises, A New Brain, A Little Night Music, Passion, Colette Collage, Ruthless! and The Vanishing Point Other musical directing credits include Songs for a New World and The Pajama Game at Columbia College, A Wonderful Life at Family Stage Arena in St. Louis, MO, Thrill Me at TimeLine Theatre Company, Once Upon a Mattress and Cinderella with Emerald City, Hands and It’s So Quiet Here at the Stages Festival - TBC, Nunsense and Annie at Centerlight Sign and Voice Theatre. He is honored to have been inducted into the Chicago Filipino Hall of Fame. Eugene next project will be Starting Here, Starting Now at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. BRENDA DIDIER (Choreographer) is thrilled to collaborate again on her 7th show with Porchlight Music Theatre. Previous Porchlight credits include Once on This Island (Jeff NominationEquity), Nine, The Teapot Scandals, The Secret Garden, Macabaret and Ragtime (Jeff Nomination - Equity and After Dark Award). Ms. Didier is a freelance director/choreographer based in Chicago and the Artistic Director/ Owner of the Lincolnshire Academy of Dance, now in its 13th Season. Ms. Didier recently directed and choreographed the critically acclaimed and extended production of Cats for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. She has received 5 Jeff Awards (Non-equity), 2 After Dark Awards, 2 Choreography Awards from the Academy of Theatre Artists and Friends, the National Youth Theatre Award and the 2010 Broadway World Chicago fan favorite award for choreography of Chess at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. “Many thanks to Walter, Eugene, the talented cast and design Porchlight Music Theatre 11


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) team for your collaboration and much love to mom and Mike! I would like to dedicate my work on this show to Matt Gunnels and to thank him for bringing me into the Porchlight family! You are an inspiration to me and to so many... and I love you with all my heart”. JENN A. KINCAID (Stage Manager) The King & I marks Jenn’s eighth show with Porchlight and sixth collaboration with the directing team of L. Walter Stearns & Eugene Dizon. Her past Porchlight stage management credits include Falsettos; as part of the William Finn Festival, The Teapot Scandals of 1923, Phantom!, the St. Louis tour of A Wonderful Life, Pacific Overtures, Into The Woods and most recently Sunday In The Park With George. Jenn is a Porchlight Artistic Associate, co-produces the weekly Kiss Kiss Cabaret, and in her “free time” is the General Manager of the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park. Wally & Eug – it has been an honour and a pleasure to be a part of your team and a part of your family for the past six years. Porchlight will not be the same without you, but will forever be what it is because of you. I look forward to sitting beside you for many more shows, wherever they may be. IAN ZYWICA (Scenic Designer) returns to Porchlight Music Theatre where he most recently designed Miracle on 34th Street. At Porchlight, he also designed Once on this Island, The Fantasticks, Into the Woods and will design the upcoming production of The King and I. He works as a freelance Scenic Designer and Technical Director, most recently for The Robber Bridegroom (Griffin Theatre), Godspell (Triton Theatre) and The Last Barbecue (16th Street Theatre). MAC VAUGHEY (Lighting Design) is a Chicago-based lighting designer and electrician. Mac is the resident lighting designer at the 16th Street

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Theatre in Berwyn, and and artistic associate with Teatro Luna, Walkabout Theatre and Premiere Theatre and Performance. Recent credits include work with Collaboraction, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The American Theatre Company, The Next Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Teatro Luna, Sinnerman Ensemble and Walkabout Theatre. Mac is also the master electrician for Timeline Theatre, The Next Theatre, the American Theatre Company and Light Opera Works. In his spare time, Mac works as the Executive Vice President for Studio BE, a notprofit performing arts training and development center and performance venue in Lakeview. JONATHAN HEURING (Managing Director) is in his 2nd season as Porchlight’s Managing Director. He has been an active member of the Chicago theatre community, having worked in all aspects of theatrical production in the Chicago area for the past 16 years. The majority of that time was 9 years at Victory Gardens Theater, where he helped produce over 60 world or regional premiere productions. He was also an integral part of the multi-year renovation of the historic Biograph Theater into the 299 seat Zacek-McVay mainstage and 120 seat Richard Christiansen Theatre. He has worked with countless other companies in the Midwest, including Indiana Repertory, Emerald City, TimeLine, Famous Door, Lifeline, Center Theatre Ensemble, Jam Theatricals and Oak Park Festival, and has worked as a consultant for non-profit software development and theatrical facility renovation. He is a proud graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, is an artistic advisor to Premiere Theatre and Performance, and is an original member of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Arts & Technical Committee.


A B O U T P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E Mission Statement Porchlight is Chicago’s music theatre. By uniting the arts of music, drama dance, and design we transform stories into passionate and relevant events, which affect the lives of artists and audiences alike. As professionals and leaders in this field, we nurture and develop new artists and works, expanding and redefining the music theatre genre while matching artistic vision with fiscal responsibility. PMT Staff L. Walter Stearns • Artistic Director Jonathan Heuring • Managing Director Richard Rubio • Marketing and Development Associate Donald Sprague • Development Coordinator & Grant Officer PMT Board of Directors Jeannie Lukow/President • Mary Kay Conley/Vice President/Secretary Ron Zoromski/Treasurer • Kyle Burke • Jonathan Fiala • William Ingraham Kathryn Michael • Rhoda Reeling PMT Artistic Associates Charissa Armon • Danny Bernardo • Brianna Borger • Eric Bramlett • Christa Buck Carrie Beth Dean • Eugene Dizon • Kristen Freilich • Lara Filip • Sarah Hayes Bil Ingraham • Sean Kelly • Jenn Kincaid • Rob Lindley • Sarah Morello Chris Pazdernik• Doug Peck • Gerald Richardson • Jon Steinhagen Jennifer Tjepkema • Heather Townsend • Abigail Trabue • Thom Van Ermen • Ian Zywica PMT Advisory Board Brenda Didier • William Finn • Pat and Laura Lederer • Jill Moore Rob Oberwise • Maury Yeston • Kristi Zimmermann PMT Benefit Committee Danny Bernardo • Christin Boulette • Eugene Dizon • David Dorton • Jon Heuring • Jenn Kincaid • Elizabeth McKevitt Knollman • Kathryn Michael* PMT Finance Committee Kyle Burke • Jon Heuring • William Ingraham • Jeannie Lukow • Rhoda Reeling • Ron Zoromski* PMT Marketing Committee Danny Bernardo • Eric Bramlett • Brianna Borger • Jonathan Fiala* Kristen Freilich • Jon Heuring • Jeannie Lukow * denotes chair P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E – A B R I E F H I S TO R Y Listed below is a brief timeline of the 16 year history of Porchlight Music Theatre. 1994 Founder Jill Moore fulfills a lifelong dream to establish a theater company which recalls those days of play when the porchlight shined on the imagination of creative children.

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P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E – A B R I E F H I S TO R Y ( c o n t .) September 1995 William Eric Bramlett directs Porchlight Theatre Ensemble’s first production—the world premiere of Women Who Love Science Too Much. October 1995 Porchlight stages the Chicago premiere of Hartmann and Keys’ Macabaret. A favorite with Porchlight audiences, the show with regular revisions delights audiences in 1996, 1997, and 2006 and an updated version in October 2009. 1996 Recognizing enthusiastic response to its musical productions and the Chicago theater community’s needs, Porchlight becomes Chicago’s only theater company committed exclusively to music theater. June 1998 Beloved music talent Eugene Dizon music directs the world premiere of The Vanishing Point, the first of 34 Porchlight shows he’ll direct. November 1998 Artistic Director L. Walter Stearns makes his Porchlight debut as he directs Ruthless! in a co-production with his Effective Theater Company. April 1999 The City of Chicago premiere of Falsettos marks Porchlight’s special affinity for the musicals of William Finn. 2000 To reflect better its mission and vision, Porchlight Theatre Ensemble officially becomes Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago. March 2000 Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon collaborate on the first of twelve Stephen Sondheim productions—Merrily We Roll Along. 2004–2005 Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary and its first season as an Equity theater which results in ten Jeff Award nominations and five awards. Spring 2005 Porchlight produces the first-in-the-nation William Finn Festival which receives national attention. The dynamic duo of Porchlight artistic associates Rob Lindley and Doug Peck direct their first celebrated annual cabaret review—afFINNity: Chicago Sings William Finn. January 2007 Porchlight stages The Teapot Scandals, the world premiere of artistic associate Jon Steinhagen’s show incubated and developed through Porchlight’s Off the Porch program for new works. The Teapot Scandals merits a Jeopardy question. April 2007 Ragtime is produced on the Porchlight stage, setting box office records and garnering a summer transfer to the Apollo Theater. It later becomes the most awarded musical at the 2007 Jeff Awards, including Best Musical.

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P O R C H L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E – A B R I E F H I S TO R Y ( c o n t .) September 2007 Porchlight marks a milestone as Rhoda Reeling completes a remarkable ten year term as board president. Reeling’s business acumen ensured the company’s growth and development. The annual benefit auction and gala’s success is testament to Reeling’s vision. October 2010 After a 12 year run overseeing unprecedented growth for Porchlight, L. Walter Stearns announces his departure effective at the end of the season. Porchlight begins a national search for a new Artistic Director. For a complete production history, go to our website at porchlighttheatre.com/production A N N UA L S U P P O R T Porchlight Music Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals, businesses, foundations, and corporations. This list includes individual donor gifts received January 1, 2010 through April 1, 2011. We apologize to donors whose commitment is secured after the printing of this program and we regret any errors in the listing of contributors’ names. If you would like your name to appear differently or prefer to remain anonymous, please contact us at info@ porchlighttheatre.com or phone 773.325.9884. Porchlight is most grateful to those individuals who not only subscribe to the season but who honor us with donations, so necessary for us to succeed. Individuals can support Porchlight with gifts to the annual fund and with ticket purchases to the benefit concerts and the annual auction gala. 72% of all donations in America come from individuals. Please consider making a gift to Chicago’s leader in music theatre, the company acclaimed for nurturing young talent and talent new to Chicagoland. Porchlight appreciates the grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Porchlight encourages its audience members to thank their alderman, state representative, and state senator for supporting such vital government funding for the arts. Porchlight Music Theatre is grateful to the A.R.T. League for grant monies to help underwrite our community outreach program which provides complimentary and subsidized tickets for individuals and groups, especially youth, from underserved communities. For these audience members, Porchlight is often their first experience of live, professional theater. Porchlight Music Theatre gives special thanks to those who participated in our “15 at 15” Campaign, celebrating our 15th Anniversary Season. Foundation/Corporate Sponsors A.R.T. League Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development Bespoke Cuisine CityArts Program/City of

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Illinois Arts Council - A State Agency The MacArthur Fund for Art & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Association of Realtors Porchlight Music Theatre 15


A N N UA L S U P P O R T ( c o n t .) Peoples Energy The Saints Shen Family Foundation Season Major In-Kind Donors & Sponsors Arts & Business Council of Chicago Bespoke Cuisine Cooper’s - A Neighborhood Eatery Jason Groh - Lexoria Studios JDM Consulting John Yesko - Website Design Next Day Toner Producer $2,500+ Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Mary Kay Conley Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Illinois Arts Council - A State Agency The MacArthur Fund for Art & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Peoples Energy Shen Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Avy & Marcie Stein Director $1,000+ Chicago City Arts Grant Brenda Didier Jonathan Fiala IBM Corporation – Matching Grants Program William Ingraham & Brad McCormick Patrick & Laura Lederer Jeannie Lukow Eileen Meyer Kathryn Michael National Association of Realtors Rhoda Reeling Tom & Margi Rice 16 Porchlight Music Theatre

Eddie Sugarman The Saints Ron & Judie Zoromski Choreographer $500$999 A.R.T. League Kyle Burke Richard Brannegan David Crabbe Wiliam Finn Harvey & Freddi Friedman Kristen Freilich James Helsel Jerry McCann Rob & VI Oberwise Charles Peng Andrew Pollis Joseph & Jeanne Scoby Charles & Rebecca Sisson Donald E Sprague Stage Manager $250$499 Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Bollman Inara Bundza Kent & Liz Dauten Leonora Dickson Marcela & Edmund Dizon Ray & Patt Fiala Julie Captain Fredrickson Darl & Marilyn Hall Karl Hamilton Katherine Hart Jonathan & Darcy Heuring Jean Klingenstein Tom & Stacey Kosloskus John & Clara Littau Julie Held-Lyons & Robert Lyons Jeff & Kim Maciulewicz David Marker & Georgann Joseph Paul Matz John & Linda Michael Dante A. Odoni Christopher Patsavas Kristia Patsavas Lindsey Pearlman William Raffeld Benjamin & Barbara Rooks

Catherine Ross & Christopher Liguori Rosemary Schnell Kim Shambrook Jay & Tamara Sims Susan Sultan Christa & Thom Van Ermen Tina & Dennis Vaughn Karen & Ed Weil Artist $100-$249 Jayne Adams Marjorie & Frank Alschuler Ruth Ann Andrew Francis & Mona Barth Lisa Bierly Richard Boyum & Louie Chua Eric Bramlett Magdalyn Cohn Sandra Daulton Maureen B. Daw Eugene Dizon David Dorton & Christin Boulette Julie Echt Larry & Eileen Frederick Trudy Giesel & Jim Westerman Mierka Girten Jeffrey Glenn Mr. Gerald & Dr. Collette Gordon Rachel Greenhoe Michael J. & Judith A. Griffin Jack Hakman Katy Hall William & Winfred Heuring Kevin & Jan Holland Robert & Diane Hughes Isabel R Juan Jim & Laurie Keenan James & Margaret Lalley Patrick Landers Thomas Lengacher Miriam Lowe Winifred Martin Gregory & Judith Matz Gus Nicolopoulos Edward & Rebecca O`connell


A N N UA L S U P P O R T ( c o n t .) Sheldon Patinkin Alex Patsavas Peter Patsavas Barbara Perkaus Irene Petruniak & David Mekemson Charlotte Newfeld Angela & Charlie Platt Ronald & Kathy Primeau Jane Purdy Jeffrey & Tracie Radtke Robert Raffeld Ramon & Maribel Ramillosa John Rank Lawrence & Sandra Post Family Foundation Tamara Schiller & Charles Hoffman John & Suzanne Shambrook Glenn Shoda John & Susan Simonetti Larry & Margaret Sondler Wendy & Bill Spatz L. Walter Stearns David Tjepkema Robert Tucker Carl Ulaszek Michele & Darren Utyro Caroline West Cynthia Zichal Kristi Zimmermann Patron $50-$99 James Barrett Terrence Baum Jeanne Berkowitz Frank & Janet Bonnike Fred Broitman Hillary Brown Kyle Burke Steve Carlson Lesli Cason David Chinitz Major George F. & Mary Dempsey Juan & Ruth Engel Betty Fiala Sharon & Peter FlanaganHyde

Judith Friedman Suzanne Genz Gayle & Richard Guzik Bobbie & Bob Heiman Jaime Juan Walter & Adena Kincaid Ashley & Michael Kincaid Wayne Koepke Joanne Kraft Barbara Larson Jason Lord Mary Lynch Jean Paul Maund Corinne McArdle Nancy McCarty Elizabeth McKevitt Knollman Mike McNeil Marcelle McVay Michelle Meredith David Michael Arlene Mikol Mark & Leslie Mills Jim & Kay Moody Madeline Moon Thomas Murray Drina & Michael Nadler Ann & Frank O`Hara Walter & Joyce Ovaert Elliot Popowitz Mark & Susan Prosperi Elizabeth Quaintance Joseph Radican Kathy Ruff James Sherman D.J. Shinkle Jack Short Sarah Simpson Marilyn Smith Sara Stern Robert Tury Brandon Vejseli Vivek Venugopal Claudia Winkler Mardi & Gary Woodward Friend $25-$49 Kathleen Andrade Robert Austin Lori Barber Janet A. Bernardo, Phd

Steve & Kelly Best Sandra Blau Andrew Burton Art & Fern Callistein Steve Childs Gerald & Donna Cody Kevin & Maureen Cogan Cara Crosby Luke Daigle Joseph & Julianne Daly Christopher Deger Miriam Ex Gerald & Ann Fohrman Arthur & Lorraine Geberin Sarah Hayes Penny Hubbard Joe Kincaid Karen Kozlow Aaron Le Hew Henry & Florine Marks Jerry Maurer Dick McNeil David McNulty Judi & Brooks Miller Thomas Moore Lori Nelson Leila Nelson Robert Nelson Maureen O`Meara Kate Oczkowski Patricia Olson Nelson & Debra Patterson Clare Rice Ronald Sarbieski & Stephen Blackwell Jim & Diane Sheehan Jill Shoda Elaine Simpson Stanley & Sandra Sklar Elaine Sowa Helen Stopek Robert Szymanski Joseph Teelucksingh Jennifer Tjepkema Anuj Wadhwa Cody Wass Jan Weir Noreen Heron Zautcke

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GIF T RECOGNITION PROGR A M The Porchlight Music Theatre Gift Recognition Program affords donors the opportunity to remember their beloved deceased with a memorial gift or to honor a friend on a special occasion with a gift in their name. Acknowledgements are sent to those memorialized or honored. We dedicate the 2010-2011 season in memory of Harvey Friedman, a lifelong arts supporter and board member of Porchlight Music Theatre. Many gifts from the Porchlight board and staff and other friends have been made in his honor, we will not forget the contributions he made in his time with us. Gifts in Memory of: Ruth Ann Andrew Robert Andrews Marilyn Lee Brendel Margaret W. Cushing Pat Flanagan Jo Flasch Connie King Marge Maurer Lisa Palmer

Gifts to Honor the Following Individuals: Christin Boulette Dorton Eugene Dizon on his 40th birthday Jonathan & Darcy Heuring Jenn A. Kincaid Jeannie Lukow & Kathryn Michael on their birthdays William D. Seetch III Becca Sheehan Nick Shoda Bethany Thomas

Gifts in Honor of Donald Sprague on his years of service to Porchlight: Mary Kay Conley Jonathan Fiala Katy Hall Jonathan & Darcy Heuring Jeannie Lukow Paul Matz Kathryn Michael Rhoda Reeling L. Walter Stearns Ron Zoromski

Donations are the lifeblood of a theater organization. Porchlight welcomes donations to the Annual Fund which supports the operating budget and to the Endowment Fund. We are happy to complete paperwork for matching gift programs. Please contact: Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago Business Office, 2814 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60657-4202, 773.325.9884 or info@ porchlighttheatre.com As a 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization, all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Porchlight acknowledges gifts with a letter recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an appropriate record for donations.

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A B O U T S TAG E 77 3 Mission Stage 773 acts to embody the vibrant spirit of Chicago off-loop theatre: • We celebrate the creative process, supporting the work of actors, directors, writers, composers and designers. • We nurture the artist, offering technical, organizational and emotional support. • We honor our audience, presenting accessible, affordable, exceptional entertainment. Vision Stage 773 operates a multi-theatre performing arts venue that serves our community through the arts – both Chicago artists and the public who visit us. We strive to offer support to artists as they develop their voices and talents. We provide rehearsal and performance space, our knowledge and experience, and a nurturing environment to help actors, directors, designers, writers and other artists reach their potential. We will remain true to our storefront roots, offering our audiences the best possible theatre experience at low ticket prices. Our patrons will be an extension of our family, receiving the same warm welcome and respect we offer our artists. We will remember every day that art is transformative – whether we make someone laugh hysterically or consider the world in a new way, whether our work brings people to tears of empathy or joy – and that the artists and audiences who entrust themselves to us, for an evening or for years, create that shared experience. S TAG E 77 3 B OA R D A N D S TA F F BOARD OF DIRECTORS Laura Michaud (Chair) Christine Carsen Michael Gellman Charles H. Jesser

Alex Meyer Steve Miller Marlene Rubenstein (Advisory Member) Brian Walter

STAFF Brian Posen............................................................................................................ Artistic Director Megan Flanagan............................................................................................. Executive Director Jill Valentine..............................................................................................Director of Operations Brian Peterlin................................................................................................. Director of Facilities Jack Short.......................................................................................... Customer Service Director Jesse Aukeman, Nancy Farnard, Billy Sullivan............................................ Box Office Staff Cassandra Rose........................................................................................................................Intern Porchlight Music Theatre 19


INVEST IN STAGE 773! Your support is critical to our future – and to the future of the many local artists who partner with us. The financial support of individuals, corporations and foundations allows us to: •

offer subsidized theatre rental to our fellow Chicago performing arts groups, along with marketing, audience development, ticketing and technical assistance.

• present high-quality programming at low ticket prices. • maintain and improve our facility, a highly-beloved venue for Chicago artists and audiences.

Please consider a gift to our Annual Fund, or ask us about specific projects and funds that need support. Call us at 773.929.7367 x 223 or email megan@stage773.com with questions or to make a donation. Stage 773 is partially supported by a CityArts Program 1 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Porchlight-The King and I  

Director Musical Director Choreographer L. WALTER STEARNS EUGENE DIZON BRENDA DIDIER Music by RICHARD RODGERS Based on the Book Anna and the...

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