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April 27, 28, 29 and May 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Stage Director: Ray Jivoff Co-Music Director: Jamie Johns Co-Music Director: Michael “Ding� Lorenz Lighting Designer: Ryan Bertelson Sound Designer: John Tanner Stage Manager: Jessica Peck This production 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.

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A M E S S AG E F R O M A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R - B I L L T H E I S E N Mike Lorenz may be the most famous, yet unrecognizable member of the Skylight family, because almost all of his work for the company has been done in the orchestra pit. You have certainly heard him many, many times but have rarely seen him. So I cannot tell you how pleased we all are to bring Things that go Ding! to our Studio Theatre Series. Mike’s first Skylight show was back in 1972 and since that time he has worked on more than 100 productions for the company. He is an extremely talented drummer/percussionist and plays an unbelievable number of instruments - many unknown to most of us. His dedication and love of his craft make him a truly vital and invaluable asset to the Milwaukee theatre and music scene, and we are fortunate that the Skylight Music Theatre is his artistic home. Joining Mike on this wild ride are two other Skylight favorites, Jamie Johns and Ray Jivoff. This remarkable trio brings more raw talent and creativity to this project than is possible to imagine. You are about to see a show unlike anything you have ever seen and one of the most delightful evenings in the theatre in recent history. Ever since the Skylight began our Studio Theatre Series back in 2005 we have had the wonderful opportunity to showcase performers and composers in a truly intimate setting that is unlike any other in the city. It has been a great tool in expanding the mission of the company with productions that enhance and compliment the work we do on the Cabot stage. The range of work has been wonderfully eclectic, surprisingly educational and most of all, uniquely entertaining. Thank you for supporting the Skylight Music Theatre. Now it is time to fasten your seatbelts for the wild ride known as Things that go Ding! A M E S S AG E F R O M T H E M A N AG I N G D I R E C TO R - A M Y S . J E N S E N Thank you for joining us in the Studio Theatre for Things that go Ding!. You are in for a wild night of not only things that go ding, but also honk, beep and clang. We are pleased to be featuring Mike “Ding” Lorenz, along with Jamie Johns and Ray Jivoff in a truly original show. Since Mike first brought the house down during our 2009 Open House with his taxi horn “Habanera”, audiences have been asking for more. During our 2009-2010 50th Anniversary season, Mike, Jamie and Ray wowed our late night Cabaret audiences with an amazing mix of hilarity and musical talent. And so, tonight, they do it again with an even bigger array of percussion high jinx. Although you’ll be having such a great time during Things that go Ding!, you will probably not take much notice of the seat in which you are sitting, I did want to remind everyone of the Studio Chair Campaign that is currently under way. Skylight, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks have joined forces to replace the chairs here in the Studio Theatre this summer. The response has been tremendous so far and we are already almost two-thirds of the way to our goal of replacing all 99 seats with new, more comfortable chairs. Sample chairs and more information regarding the campaign can be found out in the Studio Lobby. Please consider joining the ranks of our Chair Campaign supporters and putting your name on one of the new Studio chairs. We encourage you to join us for our exciting 2012-13 season so that you can make your night sing all year long. We’ve add a new Spectrum Plus package that gets you to all 7 shows next season including the two right here in the Studio Theatre. Thank you for joining us this evening and for supporting the Skylight in so many ways. 2 Skylight Music Theatre


CAST Michael “Ding” Lorenz..............................................................................................................Ding Jamie Johns...............................................................................................................................Jamie Ray Jivoff..........................................................................................................................................Ray The Peanut Gallery............................................................Larry, Moe, Curly, Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Maxene, LaVerne, Patty, Tony, Orlando, Dawn. (Understudies: Sonny and Cher) MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I Play Ball! Overture of Overtures Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise Tribute to Spike Jones: “The Man Who Murdered Music” Wot a Night A Trip to the “Neighborhood” ACT II “Wolfy” gets a Surprise Mr. Sullivan meets Mr. Gilbert Caisa! “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” Nola The use of recording devices or taking photographic images is strictly prohibited, and besides, taking pictures of Ding and/or Ray and/or Jamie could break your camera.

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WHO’S WHO Michael “Ding” Lorenz (Ding) – Things that go Ding! represents Mike’s 104th production at Skylight Music Theatre, dating back to 1972. During his many years as a drummer/ percussionist, Mike has played an incredibly wide variety of music. Early highlights include receiving his first drum at age 5 from his father (peace and tranquility were forever shattered at the Lorenz household), joining the National Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps of Chicago, Illinois (at age 11) and playing with a variety of rock, R&B, jazz and fusion groups during the 60’s and 70’s, including MGM recording artists “The Bloomsbury People”. From 1982 through 1992 he was the featured xylophone player with “Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band”. Memorable gigs included appearances on NBC’s

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“The Today Show”, the White House and dozens of national tours. These days, when not haunting the Skylight orchestra pit, you can find Ding playing in just about every orchestra in the area, the touring Broadway shows, working with the nationally acclaimed Kenosha Bradford high school theatre department, playing drums for Dick Contino at Festa Italiana and the occasional bar mitzvah. Mike would like to dedicate Things that go Ding! to the memory of his late parents, Carl and Muriel Lorenz, who are most likely together at this very moment skating around the great roller-rink in the sky to the sounds of the Big Bands. Special thanks to my partner, Carolyn Wehner, for helping me develop this show and always being there for me. And, of course, Jamie Johns and Ray Jivoff for your amazing creativity, musicianship and most of all, your friendship. Enjoy the show, “Music Lovers”!

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W H O ’ S W H O ( c o n t .) Jamie Johns (CoMusic Director)Currently a freelance musician, pianist/conductor Jamie Johns has been the Director of Opera and Musical Theatre at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, the Resident Music Director at Skylight Music Theatre and the Education Director at Orlando Opera. Conducting highlights include The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, The Coronation of Poppea, and La Traviata. Favorite shows on which Jamie has served as music director are No, No, Nanette, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Archy and Mehitabel, Jacques Brel…, Rent and The World Goes Round. In addition to shows, Jamie enjoys arranging and playing cabaret performances and recitals. Accompanying Gary Briggle as Noel Coward, Jamie has performed A Talent to Amuse; an Evening with Noel Coward, in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Sarasota, Sacramento, Iowa City and St. Paul. Other companies that Jamie has worked for include Lyric Opera Cleveland, Madison Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Bel Canto Chorus, Present Music, Writers’ Theatre (Chicago) and Milwaukee Opera Theatre. Ray Jivoff - Ray is happy to join two long time Skylight friends and be part of the party that is Things that go Ding!. Last season at Skylight, he directed Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and played Mr. Zero in Adding Machine. He directed Annie and Hair at the Sunset Playhouse and this summer will direct their production of Sweet Charity. Other directing gigs include The Sum of Us for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; West Side Story at UW Milwaukee; Little Shop of Horrors and Into the Woods at Marquette University and Ragtime, You Can’t Take it With You

and On the Razzle at Milwaukee High School of the Arts. He and Jamie Johns have created Skylight cabarets including Everything From Ray to Z, Night of 1,000 Songs, The So Low Show and Ray and Kay and Jamie J’s Fall Cabaret. Favorite roles at the Skylight include Harpo in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine;Animal Crackers; The Cocoanuts; Roger Debris in The Producers; Amos in Chicago; Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls and Koko in The Mikado. He has also appeared in shows at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act, Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret and First Stage Children’s Theatre. Ray is the Associate Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre. Ryan Bertelson (Lighting Designer)Currently immersed in his eighth season as Skylight’s Master Electrician, Ryan is excited to be working with such a great group of people. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, and he has enjoyed working with many great theatre companies including Strollers Theatre, Madison Theatre Guild, Mercury Players Theatre, Stage Q, Madison Repertory Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Madison Opera, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Bialystock & Bloom, Danceworks, Milwaukee Shakespeare, In Tandem Theatre, Renaissance Theatreworks, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Skylight Music Theatre. John Tanner (Sound Designer)- John is one of the principals of TannerMonagle, with years of experience in scoring, arranging and music composition for television, radio, industrial video and theatre. His commercial music has won numerous awards, including Golden Reel Awards; Telly Awards; national, regional and local American Advertising Federation “Addys”, Silver Microphone awards and RAC awards for retail advertising. John has also garnered both Gold and Platinum sales certification for his album engineering work. His national television projects include scoring the PBS documentary and Skylight Music Theatre 5


W H O ’ S W H O ( c o n t .) soundtrack CD, “The Gold Rush.” He has written original scores and designed sound for theatrical productions at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Player’s Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, First Stage Milwaukee and many others. He would like to apologize in advance for contributing in any way to the mayhem that will be exhibited on stage during Things that go Ding! Jessica Peck (Stage Manager)- Jessica is thrilled to be working alongside everyone involved with Things that go Ding!. This has been Jessica’s first season at Skylight Music Theatre where she normally can be seen as light board

operator in the Cabot Theatre. Previous stage management credits include Complete Works of William Shakespeare with Summer Stage of Delafield, as well as Fuente Ovejuna and Arcadia at Ripon College. Assistant Stage Manager credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dames at Sea with University Theater, Madison. Other career favorites have been running follow-spot for Cabaret and assistant stagehand for The 39 Steps with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and designing lights for Eurydice at Ripon College. She would like to thank her husband, family, and friends for their ongoing and abundant support -this one’s for you, Abuela.

P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director of Production...............................................................................................Mark Turner Technical Director.................................................................................................Robert Wagner Assistant Technical Director...........................................................................Steve Gillingham Technical Assistant........................................................................................ Alexander Moliere Scenic Carpenters....................................................................... Adam Held, Rebecca Knipfer Scene Shop Apprentice......................................................................................... Amanda Srok Costume Shop Manager...............................................................................................Barry Link Costume Director...................................................................................................... Shima Orans Stage Manager.............................................................................................................Jessica Peck Audio Visual Supervisor..................................................................................................Gary Ellis Master Electrician..................................................................................................Ryan Bertelson

AC K N OW L E D G E M E N T S Special thanks to Milwaukee Repertory Theater Costume Shop, Tanner-Monagle recording studio, John Blick, King Cases, First Stage Milwaukee, Ed Doemland and Carolyn Wehner.

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S K Y L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E B OA R D S 2011-2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Harvey, President F. Tessa Escamilla Bartels Marta Bianchini Rick Bliss Michael Bula F. Colin Cabot (Honorary Director) Jamie Delgadillo Laura Emory John Flanagan

Byron Foster Susan Godfrey Leslie Hauser Mark Huber Valerie Johnson Tracey Klein Christopher Layden Michael Lueder Michelle Mattson

Sandra McNeely Howard Miller James Plunkett Brad Quade Mary Ann Renz Curtis Sawyer John Shannon John Stollenwerk Paul Sweeney

BOARD OF ADVOCATES Betty Arndt Polly Beal Dorothy Biwer Mary Emory Suzy Foster Sue Frautschi Timothy Frautschi Lloyd Gerlach Roy Gromme Sue Gromme Katie Harding Grace Johnson

William Johnson Gary Jorgensen Kipp Koester Pam Kriger Terrance Kurtenbach Arthur F. Lubke Jr. Zabelle Malkasian Sally Manegold Steve Mech Susan Nichols Jeff Nohl Jane O’Connell

Nick Owen Mary Pollock John Shannon Greg Reiter Blaine Rieke Linda Rieke Julia Taylor Teri Vice David B. Williams Nick Wilson Herbert Zien

PAST PRESIDENTS John Stollenwerk Mary Emory Matt Flynn Byron Foster Sue Frautschi Timothy Frautschi

Jack Gardner Suzanne Hefty Terry Kurtenbach Howard Miller Jeff Nohl

Nick Owen Mary Pollock Larry Salustro Richard Wright

SKYLIGHTERS COMMITTEE Karissa Feller Sherry Johnson Amy Schmidt Jones Jeanne Kessler Christopher Layden

Karen Lemmer Justine Leonard Kate Mann Sara Miller Bobbi Polacheck

Mary Jo Trotter Kay Valcq Stephanie Wesselowski Kevin Wondra

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S K Y L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E S TA F F AMY S. JENSEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR BILL THEISEN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Diana Alioto, Director of Artistic Operations Cindy Haas, Finance Director Jim Farrell, Development Director Ray Jivoff, Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Samuelson, Marketing Director Mark Turner, Director of Production and Facilities ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Alyssa Ahern.........................................................................................................Marketing Intern Kelley Arlt........................................................................................................ Box Office Manager Alyssa Brakke.............................................................................................Graphic Design Intern Lee Caracci..............................................................................................................House Manager Madeline Cope........................................... Special Events and Donor Relations Manager Robin Dennis......................................................................................... Resident Teaching Artist Corinne Gilbert.....................................................................................Education Administrator Rose Hebein.................................................................................... Marketing Project Manager Paul Kaishian.................................................................................................................... Custodian Becca Marten................................................................................................. Education Manager Kristen Nissen.............................................................Office Manager and Finance Assistant Ruben Piirainen.................................................................................. Education Music Director Matthew Poulson.................................................................................................Grants Manager Jennifer Stanislowski................................................................................Box Office Supervisor Julian Salas...............................................................................Weekend Box Office Supervisor Amy LaMacchia ............................................................................................ Campaign Manager Jessica Ventura............................................................................................. Development Intern Jess Jante, Gwen Zupan..................................................................................... Box Office Staff Cara McMullin, Michelle Brien, Patrick Schley....................... Assistant House Managers PRODUCTION STAFF Ryan Bertelson.................................................................................................. Master Electrician Andrew Booher.................................................................................................. Stage Supervisor Carri Dahl................................................................................................................... Scenic Charge Gary Ellis.................................................................. Audio Visual Supervisor and IT Manager Katie Esser......................................................................................................Properties Volunteer Steve Gillingham...........................................................................Assistant Technical Director Adam Held ...........................................................................................................Scenic Carpenter Rebecca Knipfer..................................................................................................Scenic Carpenter Barry Link............................................................................................... Costume Shop Manager Michael Lorenz............................................................................................Orchestra Contractor Jennifer Lyons.............................................................................................. Properties Carpenter Kimberly Ann McCann.................................................................. Production Stage Manager Alexander Moliere..........................................................................................Technical Assistant Shima Orans...................................................................................................... Costume Director Lisa Schlenker.................................. Properties Director & Assistant Director of Facilities Samuele Sirna...................................................................................................... Properties Intern Theresa Ennis...............................................................................................................Sound Intern Jen Anderson............................................................. ASM and Production Facility Assistant Jane Vang............................................................................................................Scenic Apprentice Kara Waala...................................................................................................Properties Apprentice Robert Wagner..................................................................................................Technical Director 8 Skylight Music Theatre


S K Y L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E C I R C L E O F D O N O R S Skylight recognizes and honors, with our deepest gratitude, the following individuals, foundations, organizations, businesses and government agencies who provided support to our Annual Campaign and helped us to deliver high quality music theatre productions to the Greater Milwaukee community. A special thanks to the members of the Clarion Society, who have made multi-year commitments of pledging $5,000 or more for the Annual Campaign (these members are listed as bold). Our thanks, too, for the many donors of $249 and under whose gifts are vital to Skylight’s continuing success, we regret there is not space to list them all. (This list is current as of March 29, 2012.) BENEFACTOR CIRCLE SPONSOR CIRCLE Carol & Kevin Schuele $25,000+ $5,000-$9,999 Sempercor Foundation Anonymous Anonymous John Shannon & Jan Serr The Lynde & Harry Assurant Health Stollenwerk Family Bradley Foundation Alvin & Marion Birnschein Charitable Mary Ann & Lloyd Foundation Foundation Gerlach Rick & Wendy Bliss WE Energies Greater Milwaukee Briggs & Stratton The Windhover Foundation Corporation Foundation David & Margarete Foundation Herb Zien & Liz Levins Harvey Michael & Anne Marie PRODUCER CIRCLE Potawatomi Bingo Casino Bula $2,500-$4,999 United Performing Arts F. Colin & Paula Cabot Anonymous Fund Mae E. Demmer Chris & Storm Elser Charitable Trust John Flanagan & STAR CIRCLE John & Mary Emory Deborah Schwartz $10,000-$24,999 Ralph Evinrude Byron & Suzy Foster Anonymous (2) Foundation Greater Milwaukee Helen Bader Foundation Lili & Rick Friedman Foundation’s Robert W. Baird & Greater Milwaukee Luedke-Smith Fund Company Foundation Susan Godfrey Chase Burns-Schrader Lindsay & Peter Greater Milwaukee Fund Hammerer Foundation Asher & Susan Mark Huber & Nari Haig Halbert and Alice Nichols Family Leslie Hauser & Karl Kadish Fund Fund Wuesthoff Pain Fund Dorothy Inbusch Freida & William Hunt The Richard & Ethel Foundation, Inc. Memorial Trust Herzfeld Foundation Krause Family Johnson Controls Johnson Bank Foundation Foundation Frontier Airlines Phoebe & Jack Lewis Pam Kriger Howard & Sara Miller Maihaugen Foundation Terry & Kristie Northwestern Mutual Marcus Corporation Kurtenbach Foundation Marshall & Ilsley Nancy & Arthur Laskin Verne & Marion Read Foundation Sandra & Mike McNeely Linda & Blaine Rieke Susan Nichols Gordana & Milan Racic Schoenleber Foundation Nonprofit Management Matthew Sirinek & Daniel M. Soref Fund Michelle Mattson Charitable Trust Mary S. Pollock Sigma-Aldrich Bert L. & Patricia S. Meyer & Norma Ragir Foundation Steigleder Foundation CharitableTrust Adriana & Robert Ragir DIRECTOR CIRCLE David & Julia Uihlein Greg & Mary Ann Renz $1,000-$2,499 Charitable Foundation Rockwell Automation Richard Adamek Wayne Roper Tom & Betty Arndt Charles & Patricia Roy Curtis & Candace Sawyer Nancy H. Balcer Polly & Robert Beal Skylight Music Theatre 9


S K Y L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E C I R C L E O F D O N O R S Lee A. Berthelsen Richard & Kay Bibler Mr. & Mrs. William D. Biersach John & Olive Bryson Christine & Robert Bukowski Barbara & Don Buzard H.H. Camp Foundation Doris Hersh Chortek Laura & John Emory, Jr. Suzy B. Ettinger Jim & Lynne Farrell Mary Lou Findley Leona Fitzsimonds Gardner Foundation Joe & Gwenn Graboyes Catherine Graham Greater Milwaukee Foundation Cottrell Balding Fund Dr. Carl W. Eberbach & Elizabeth Falk Eberbach Fund Margaret Heminway Wells Fund Mr. & Mrs. Wayne K. Hader Charles & Margaret Harper John & Sara Hein John E. Holland & Konrad K. Kuchenbach Helen & Ronald Jacobs Amy S. Jensen Carol Jensen Valerie Johnson & Dennis Robison William R. & Charlotte S. Johnson William Stark Jones Foundation Gary & Judy Jorgensen Tracey & Rick Klein Kipp & Mary Koester Ruth De Young Kohler KPMG LLP John E. & Nancy Larson Pasquale Laurino Chris & Emilia Layden James & Camilla Levin Franklin Loo & Sally Long Art Lubke & Gloria Tracy Tonya & Michael Lueder Zabelle Malkasian John R. & Coleen E. Marshall 10 Skylight Music Theatre

George Michel Mr. & Mrs. George A. Mosher The Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust James G. & Gwen Plunkett Ildy & Skip Poliner PPC Foundation Ronald & Carol Scott Service Club of Milwaukee Nita Soref Paul & Lisa Sweeney Target Stores Brian & Joan Wake Dr. Marcia J.S. Richards & Mr. Donald R. Whitaker Nick & Stoney Wilson Dick & Diane Wright DESIGNER CIRCLE $500-$999 Robert & Rebecca Adlam Marilyn Auer F. Tessa & Richard Bartels Jane & Jim Bell Dr. & Mrs. Michael Besch Carolee C. Beutler Marc & Marta Bianchini Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Bolt William & Karen Boyd James Cauley & Brenda Andrews Margaret & B. Lauren Charous Thomas & Belle Chatton John & Kay Crichton Joan Dimow & John Moulder Edward Doemland Karen Duffy Mr. & Mrs. Walter Dusold Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation David Flores Kristen & Alec Fraser Sue & Tim Frautschi Gardner L.R. & Karen Friedlander Scott & Lyn Geboy Douglas George Susan Getzel Mary Jane Gralton Dale & Mary Graves

Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald & Barbara Abert Fund Werner M. & Susan W. Krause Family Fund Bill & Gwen Werner Fund Roy & Sue Gromme Bill & Sandy Haack Donald Haack & Karen Smith Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Handrich Arlene Hansen Ralph & Susan Harkins Cheryl & Roy Hauswirth Evan & Marion Helfaer Foundation Burton & Lynn Hoffman Dwayne Johnson Clark E. Johnson & Nona G. Hill Grace McBain Haydon Warren & Sally Kreunen Jeanne C. Kuelthau Dale & Sandra Landgren John & Audrey Makowski Mary McAndrews Anne Grace Nimke Jeffrey & Mary Nohl Dr. Mark & Kristine O’Meara Dr. Nick & Mary Owen Donald Peterson Anthony Petullo Foundation, Inc. Jack & Martha Prince Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Purtell, Jr. Mickey Ripp Dr. Emily Schlenker Robert & Lenore Swoboda Calvin & Pauline Verbrugge VJS Construction Services Sargit Warriner Allan & JeanAnn Wirth


S K Y L I G H T M U S I C T H E AT R E C I R C L E O F D O N O R S CHOREOGRAPHER CIRCLE - $250-$499 Acme Sales, Inc. Sara Alter David & Patricia Anderson Anonymous (4) L.B. & J.K. Robert Bjerke Jill & Frits Broekhuizen Donald A. Cress Bob & Belle Danforth Susan Dawicke Mrs. Ross H. Dean Harry & Barbara Drake Don & Nora Dreske Tom & Bette Drought Brian & Heather Dunn JoAnn Durrett William Eastham John & Polly Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Engman Marianne Holtz Epstein Robert & Kristin Fewel Rachel E. Finger Robert & Diane Gagliano Mark & Virginia Gennis Burton Goodman Mary Anne Gross Mary Kay & Johnathan Gundlach George B. Haasler Ed & Priscilla Heinecke Edward M. Hipke Ann & Fred Horwitz Sarah & Milton Hwang Richard & Diane Kane Ironwood Foundation George & Angela Jacobi Suzette J. Kappes Bruce & Sally Kehl Tim Kitzke John & Patricia Konkel Stan & Shirley Kritzik Eleanor D. Lee Charles Lenz Justine Leonard Jim & Susan Loveridge

John & Marty Lubing Wayne & Kris Lueders Lee Marquardt Christine McGee Barry McNulty Retta & Jeff Meser Jequitta K. Molot Jane S. O’Connell Lincoln & Mary Oro Larry & Bonnie Paplham Park Bank Foundation Robert D. Parrish & Richard E. Steele Mr. & Mrs. James Petrie Fred Pike & Cecilia Taylor Bruce & Candy Pindyck Larry & Bobbi Polacheck Jill Anna Ponasik Greg Reiter Roger & Nancy Ritzow Curtis & Patty Robinson Bibi & Greg Rosner Jerold & Lee Dougherty Ross Robert & Sally Schmidt Margery J. Senn Marsha Ruth Sehler Mark & Karen Sostarich Robert Spencer James & Catherine Sponholz Annette StoddardFreeman Barbara & Christian Steinmetz Edwin & Jean Stone Audrey Strnad Rudolph & Theresa Sundberg L. Jean Turner Kay Valcq Joan & Gary Weida Sue Wells Diane Wiese Mr. & Mrs. David B. Williams Carlton & Leslie Wininger Richard & Kay Yuspeh

The Skylight receives support from the following government agencies: City of Milwaukee Arts Board Milwaukee County CAMPAC National Endowment for the Arts Wisconsin Arts Board Thank you to those that have supported the Skylight with an in-kind gift: Assurant Health DigiCOPY Dryit Carpet Dry Cleaning Inc. Entech Dale & Mary Graves NOVA Systems Inc. Dr. Marcia J.S. Richards & Mr. Donald R. Whitaker A special thank you to the following corporations for matching employee gifts: Alliant Energy American Transmission Company AptarGroup Assurant Health Dominion Foundation Eaton Corporation GE Foundation Johnson Controls Quad/Graphics, Inc. Rexnord Rockwell Automation International SPX Foundation UBS WE Energies Well Point

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S K Y L I G H T S TA R S Skylight Stars was established in 1998 to recognize those special donors who have designated Skylight in a bequest, trust or other planned gift for organization, artistic, capital and endowment initiatives. Thank you very much for your generous support. Christopher Seton Abele Anonymous (8) Dennis & Mary Bersch The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation Aunt Teckie Brumder Barbara & Don Buzard Anne Perkins Cabot F. Colin & Paula Cabot John Dahlberg Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust Hugh & Mary Denison Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trusts John & Mary Emory Marianne Holtz Epstein Byron & Suzy Foster Lloyd & Mary Ann Gerlach Joseph & Gwenn Graboyes Roy & Sue Gromme David & Margarete Harvey Tom & Suzanne Hefty

Jane E. Heinemann Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation John E. Holland Robert F. & Jean E. Holtz Grace & Sydney Johnson William & Charlotte Johnson William Stark Jones Halbert & Alice Kadish Fund Jack & Ginny Kopischke Konrad K. Kuchenbach Clarice Laubenheimer Mr. & Mrs. Edward Malkasian Robert & Sally Manegold Dorothea C. Mayer Howard & Sara Miller Susan & Asher Nichols Asher & Susan Nichols Family Foundation Northwestern Mutual Foundation Jane B. Pettit Foundation

James G. & Gwen Plunkett Mr. & Mrs. George William Pollock, Jr. Verne & Marion Read Blaine & Linda Rieke Esther Leah Ritz Rockwell Automation Wayne & Jean Roper Charles & Patricia Roy Larry and Susan Salustro John Shannon & Jan Serr Vince & Joanne Shiely L.B. & Lucy Smith Dale L. Sorden Family Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust John & Jo Ellen Stollenwerk Art Lubke & Gloria Tracy David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation Jon & Teri Vice Audrey Wegner Robert & Joyce Weiss Nora & Jude Werra

C O M M U N I T Y PA R T N E R S The Alvin & Marion Birnschein Foundation

Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust

Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust The Ralph Evinrude Foundation Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust The Steigleder Charitable Trust 12 Skylight Music Theatre

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Maihaugen Foundation The Schoenleber Foundation


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TO T H E AU D I E N C E Audience Guide…A free audience guide is generated by Enlighten, Skylight’s education program, with the help of volunteer Justine Leonard. It is meant to provide in-depth background information about the show, including information on the composer and author, source material, historical perspective on the setting, and information about Skylight directors, designers and performers. The guide is available on our website and in the lobby of the theatre. Bad Weather Policy...Skylight rarely cancels or reschedules performances due to inclement weather, however in cases of extreme weather circumstances we may be forced to do so. Emergency Contact…If you need to be contacted during the performance, an emergency number is available for your convenience: (414) 908-6645. This extension is a message center for the house manager. Please leave your seat location so we may contact you. Food and Drink...Skylight Bar & Bistro, located on the second floor of the Broadway Theatre Center, is a full-service bar with a pre-theatre dinner menu open two hours before Cabot Theatre performances, at intermission and after performances with the exception of Sunday evenings. Group Discounts...Groups of 10 or more are eligible for our group discount. Make your event unique and ask about our rental spaces for a pre- or post-show reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner or dessert. Please contact Rose Hebein at (414) 299-4951 for more information or to reserve group tickets. Lost and Found...Leave a message with the House Manager at (414) 908-6645 to check if lost articles have been found. Parking...Convenient, free or low-cost parking is available in several locations. Metered street parking throughout the Historic Third Ward is free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays. The Italian Community Center parking lot, three blocks east of the theatre at Jackson and Menomonee streets, is free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays; daytime parking is also available for a small fee. Structure parking is available for a small fee in the Third Ward parking structures located at Chicago and Milwaukee streets (two blocks east) and Chicago and Water streets (two blocks west). Recording Equipment & Cameras...The use of recording devices and/or photography is strictly prohibited in the theatre during a performance. Skylight’s Annual Campaign...Consists of individuals, corporations and foundations whose generous gifts allow Skylight to achieve fiscal soundness and artistic excellence. To become a donor, please contact Amy LaMacchia, Campaign Manager, at (414) 299-4953. Special Patron Services... A limited number of infrared hearing systems are available on a first come, first served basis. Audio description, sign language interpretation and wheelchair seating are available and can be arranged in advance by calling (414) 291-7800. Tours...With advance notice, tours of the Broadway Theatre Center and Skylight’s production shops are available throughout the year. Call (414) 299-4972 for reservations. 14 Skylight Music Theatre


B O X O F F I C E I N F O R M AT I O N Skylight Music Theatre’s Box Office is located in the Broadway Theatre Center at 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Phone: (414) 291-7800. Hours...Monday through Saturday noon to 6:00 p.m. and two hours prior to all performances. Skylight tickets are available for purchase online at www.skylightmusictheatre.org — 24 hours a day/7 days a week! Ticket Exchanges… Season tickets may be exchanged for tickets to another performance of the same production by mail, fax, or in person, up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Reservations for ticket exchanges may not be made less than 48 hours in advance of the original performance date. Subscribers and single ticket holders who lose their tickets may contact the box office for duplicates; seating locations are on record. All sales are final. Ticket Donations...Ticket holders who are unable to use their tickets may donate them for resale and receive a receipt for a tax-deductible contribution. Just ask the box office for a contribution receipt. Tickets are not refundable, nor may the ticket value be applied to future ticket sales or outstanding pledges.

VO L U N T E E R I N F O R M AT I O N The Skylighters... The Skylighters are involved in a variety of activities and special events in support of Skylight. For event or membership information, contact Madeline Cope, Donor Services and Special Events Manager, at (414) 299-4972. Ushers...Sign up for any show at www.skylightmusictheatre.volunteerhub.com or email our House Manager, Lee Caracci, at leec@ skylightmusictheatre.org Volunteer for Skylight… For over 50 years, Skylight Music Theatre as been providing fun on and off the stage! To learn more, email volunteer@skylightmusictheatre.org G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N Skylight Music Theatre Broadway Theatre Center 158 North Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202 Administrative Office: (414) 291-7811 Box Office: (414) 291-7800 www.skylightmusictheatre.org Skylight Music Theatre is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), Theatre Wisconsin, Visit Milwaukee, the Historic Third Ward Association, and Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, and is a cultural partner of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Arts in Community Education (ACE) Program.

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