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September 21 - October 14, 2012 Stage Director and Choreography: Donna Drake*** Music Director: Jamie Johns Set Designer: Lisa Schlenker Lighting Designer: Jason Fassl** Sound Designer: Gary Ellis Costume Designer: Barry Link Production Stage Manager: Kimberly Ann McCann* Stage Manager: Jessica Berlin Krivsky Assistant Stage Manager: Jennifer Anderson

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. **Member of the United Scenic Artists

***Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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. Avenue Q

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A M E S S AG E F R O M S TAG E D I R E C TO R - D O N N A D R A K E Welcome to the neighborhood of Avenue Q, just slightly off the beaten track. The neighborhood is filled with fun-loving, zany and down to earth characters. Outrageous and explosive moments abound but beneath all of that are people who live day to day with sincere hearts, honesty and a simple joy of life. Whether puppet or human…all are real, all are alive. The art form of puppetry is a unique and disciplined craft. The actor and the puppet must become one entity not only physically but also emotionally. The actor is responsible to breathe life into the puppet and to humanize it… to impart heart, humor and truthful feelings. “There’s a fine, fine line between reality and pretend; and you’ll never know till you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.”

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 I remember seeing Avenue Q for the first time on Broadway and thinking how great it would be to bring the show to the Skylight- not only because it’s one of the funniest and most entertaining things I have ever seen in New York, but because underneath all the humor and madness there was so much heart. I found myself truly caring about the journey of these characters and relating to the ups and downs in their lives because we have all been there…it doesn’t matter if you’re flesh or felt! As I begin my final season as artistic director of Skylight Music Theatre I have been thinking about the ups and downs of the last 9 years during my tenure here and realizing how incredibly fortunate I have been to have this experience. I think it is safe to say that no other music theatre company in the world will be producing both Avenue Q and The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess this season. That is something that is uniquely Skylight. And I welcome and encourage you to join us for every thrilling moment that we have planned in this our 54th year from our first ever country music show Pump Boys and Dinettes to a brand new revue of the work of Skylights’ favorite team Gilbert and Sullivan with Here’s a Howdy Do; from the brilliant minds of cabaret team Jack Forbes Wilson and Kay Stiefel in Sing Me a Story to greatest chanteuse of them all in Edith Piaf Onstage; and last, but certainly not least, to one of Broadways most beloved musicals, The Sound of Music playing in the Cabot Theatre for the very first time. Seven captivating productions. Seven distinctive points of view. A single company able to bring you this one-of-a kind theatrical experience. That is Skylight Music Theatre.

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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 Welcome to Skylight Music Theatre’s 2012-2013 season and our production of Avenue Q. We are so thrilled with the support we have received for this production. From a strong partnership with the ACLU of Wisconsin to new sponsorships from The Cream City Foundation and Harley-Davidson Motor Company, we are exceptionally proud of the resounding community excitement for Avenue Q and thankful for the support of these new partners. This season will be an exciting one for many reasons. First, Bill Theisen has put together a wonderful line up for his final season as Artistic Director and will direct the last two shows of the season, including the highly anticipated The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess which has never before been performed at Skylight. Patron response to our 2012-13 season has been tremendous this year and we have already exceeded many of our initial subscription goals. Tickets were hard to come by last year for several of our productions and subscribing is the best way to ensure you don’t miss out. If you aren’t already a subscriber, it is not too late! 2012-13 Season tickets are still available through our box office by calling 414-291-7800. At the same time that we celebrate Bill’s amazing work over the past nine years, we are also happy to welcome our new Artistic Director beginning with the 2013-2014 season. We were delighted earlier this month to announce Viswa Subbaraman as Skylight’s new Artistic Director. Viswa brings a wonderful combination of a deep respect for Skylight, its history and the full spectrum of music theatre we strive to produce every year with a fresh way of thinking and talking about music theatre. During the year-long process to find our next Artistic Director, we have been excited and inspired by Viswa’s ideas for creating memorable musical theatre experiences and we look forward to introducing him more to Milwaukee over the coming year. Finally, Skylight and the entire Milwaukee arts community bid a sad farewell in August to a dear friend, Ed Doemland. Ed was a church organist, percussionist, jazz pianist and retired chemistry teacher who attended as many productions around town as he could. In addition to attending Skylight productions (usually multiple times), he would unhesitatingly share his musical talents with Skylight if a need arose. Bill and I talked recently about choosing a show this season that would have been Ed’s favorite to dedicate to him. Because his taste was as wide-ranging as our repertoire, we knew we’d never be able to narrow it down it just one. And so, in memory of Ed, we lovingly dedicate the entire 2012-13 Season to him.

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CAST Princeton/Rod......................................................................................................................... Ben Durocher Kate Monster/Lucy.............................................................................................Kate Margaret McCann* Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear.............................................................................. Jason Jacoby Gary Coleman................................................................................................................Tiffany Yvonne Cox Christmas Eve..................................................................................................................................Maya Naff Brian............................................................................................................................................ Rick Pendzich Mrs. T/ Right hand of Trekkie Monster/ Bad Idea Bear....................................Alison Mary Forbes Kate Monsters/Lucy U.S.......................................................................................... Samantha Sostarich Rod/Princeton U.S................................................................................................................. James Nathan ORCHESTR A Guitar.............................................................................................................................. Steve Lewandowski Electric Bass...................................................................................................................................Tom McGirr Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute............................................................................................... Ron Foster Keyboard............................................................................................................................. David Bonofiglio Drums and Percussion....................................................................................................... Michael Lorenz MUSICAL NUMBERS Act 1 The Avenue Q Theme What Do You Do with a B.A. in English? It Sucks to Be Me If You Were Gay Purpose Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist The Internet Is for Porn Mix Tape I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today Special You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You’re Makin’ Love) Fantasies Come True My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada There’s a Fine, Fine Line (Reprise) THERE WILL BE A 20 MINUTE INTERMISSION Act 2 It Sucks to Be Me (Reprise) There is Life Outside Your Apartment The More You Ruv Someone Schadenfreude I Wish I Could Go Back to College The Money Song School for Monsters The Money Song (Reprise) There’s a Fine, Fine Line (Reprise) What Do You Do With a B.A. in English? (Reprise) For Now 4

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WHO’S WHO Ben Durocher (Princeton/ Rod)– Ben is beyond thrilled to be moving onto Avenue Q. He recently finished puppeteering in the 1st National Tour of John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean. A recent graduate from CCM Musical Theatre, Ben was a top-10 finalist in CBC television’s Triple Sensation. He headlined the International Puppets Up! Festival in Almonte, ON and was a participant at the 2010 and 2012 O’Neill Puppetry Conferences. Selected Theater Credits: The Aliens (Evan Shelmerdine), The Human Comedy (Marcus), Hair (Tribe,Claude u/s), Urinetown (Officer Barrel), all at CCM. Forever Plaid (Francis), You’re a…Charlie Brown (Snoopy). Thanks to Donna Drake and the Skylight team. www. bendurocher.com Kate Margaret McCann* (Kate Monster/Lucy) – Kate Margaret McCann is immeasurably grateful to be performing at the beautiful Skylight once again. Audiences may remember her most recent appearance as Maureen Johnson in RENT. She was also seen on the Cabot stage as The Woman in Blues in the Night and Pattie in Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Favorite credits include; Jesus Christ Superstar - European Tour, Smokey Joe’s Cafe - National Tour, Swing!, Pump Boys, Jekyll and Hyde, The Secret Garden, The Music Man and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She dedicates this performance to her friend, mentor, and director... Donna Drake. Proud member of AEA. Jason Jacoby (Nicky/ Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear/Puppet Captain) – Jason is thrilled to be returning to Avenue Q, after the recent successful run at Smithtown PAC in Long Island NY, directed by Rick Lyon. Jason’s regional credits include: Cabaret (Master of Ceremonies), The Producers (Leo Bloom) and Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), all at Park Playhouse in upstate NY. Off-Broadway: G.B.S. (Sam, U.S. Premiere, Clockwork Theatre). Off-off B’way: Reckless (Roy/Tim Timko, The Gallery Players), Welcome to New Jersey (Martin, Vital Theatre). Workshops/ readings: Le Hot Blu (Doc Henschel, New York Theatre Workshop), Red Masquerade (Richard Trent/Tim, Shadowland Theatre), WoO (Scarecrow, Full of Noises). Much love to Mom and Dad. www.jason-jacoby.com

Tiffany Yvonne Cox (Gary Coleman) – Tiffany makes her Skylight Music Theatre debut. She is based in Chicago and has the following credits: SS! Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); For Her as a Piano (Goodman - Reading); Godspell (Provision Theatre); Letters Home (Griffin Theatre); The 100 Dresses (u/s Chicago Children’s Theatre); and Ten Square (u/s MPAACT). Regional credits include: The Tempest (American Players Theatre); Crumbs from the Table of Joy (UPROOTED/Renaissance Theatreworks); The Wiz, Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Fly (First Stage Children’s Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentleman of Verona (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival). Tiffany received her BFA in musical theatre, with minors in Spanish and Dance from Catawba College. She completed acting internships at Milwaukee Repertory Theater and PCPA Theaterfest and is a founding member of UPROOTED theatre. Maya Naff (Christmas Eve) - Maya is so excited and grateful to be making her Milwaukee debut with Skylight Music Theatre! Maya’s favorite recent credits include - Off Broadway: Princess Dodgeball (Scheme of the Super Bullies). Regional/ Other: Christmas Eve (Avenue Q) Sally Bowles (Cabaret), Li’l Bit (How I Learned to Drive), Dionne (HAIR), Cecily (The Importance of Being Earnest). Maya studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre. Rick Pendzich (Brian) – Rick is grateful to be returning to the Cabot stage, after having such a wonderful experience in Skylight’s production of Sunday in the Park with George. Other Skylight credits include Shrdlu in Adding Machine and Mark Cohen in RENT. Rick has also walked the Cabot’s boards for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as Eustace in Jeeves Intervenes, Stanley in Brighton Beach Memoirs and Sandy Tyrell in Hayfever. Other favorite roles include Horton in First Stage Children’s Theatre’s Seussical: The Musical, Charlie Brown in In Tandem Theatre’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and puppeteering Steve, The Little Drummer Boy, in Neil Haven’s Who Killed Santa? Rick is a graduate from the BFA program at UW-Whitewater. Avenue Q

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Alison Mary Forbes (Mrs. T/ Right hand of Trekkie Monster/ Bad Idea Bear) - Alison returns to the Skylight after playing Dot in Sunday in the Park with George as well as appearing in Jacques Brel and RENT. She has worked with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theatre, In Tandem, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Optimist Theatre, Bunny Gumbo, the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, and many other Midwest companies. Favorite productions include You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Sally), The Mousetrap (Mollie), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Macbeth, The Rocky Horror Show, and Normal in Schools, a touring show that educates families about eating disorders. Alison holds a BA in Theatre Acting from the University of Minnesota and has taught for First Stage and Waukesha Civic Theatre. This Christmas she will reprise the role of Trixie in A Cudahy Caroler Christmas with In Tandem, while dashing to Skylight on Friday and Saturdays to perform in their cabaret series with the talented Brian Myers. See you there! Samantha Sostarich (Kate Monster/Lucy Understudy) – Samantha is a 2007 graduate of U.W. Madison, receiving her BA as a Theater Acting Specialist. She currently works at Kohl’s Wild Theater with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Previous roles include Celeste #2/ Elaine in Sunday in the Park, Joan in Dames at Sea, Isabel in Pirates of Penzance, Ulla U.S./Usherette in The Producers, Rhoda in White Christmas with Skylight Music Theatre, Fortuna in Fortuna the Time Bender VS. The School Girls of Doom with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and Miss Nelson U.S. in Miss Nelson is Missing with First Stage Children’s Theater. www.samanthasostarich.com James Nathan (Rod/ Princeton Understudy) – James Nathan is a graduate of Viterbo University with a BFA in Music Theatre. He has spent the past two years as Artistic Coordinator and resident composer for Gyeonggi English Village Theatre in South Korea. Past productions have included Cabaret, The Drunkard, The Wedding Singer, Ragtime, Meet Me in 6

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St. Louis, and Redhead. James is honored to be making his Milwaukee theatre debut with Skylight. Donna Drake (Stage Director and Choreographer) - Broadway: original production of A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in the Willows, 5678-Dance, Nothing like a Dame for BC/EFA and the original production of The 1940s Radio Hour. Awards: an Emmy nomination, 4 Drama Desk Nominations, A Mac Award Nomination and a Theatre World Award. Co-writer & Director for Well Strung currently on national tour. She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards 2009 and Betty White 2011. Off-Broadway: John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, which is also running aboard four Royal Carribean Cruise ships & a national tour. TV credits: The New Fangled Variety Show, Disney’s Johnny & the Sprites, ABC TV’s Dear Alex & Annie, One Life to Live and The Edge of Night. Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz, starring Mickey Rooney & Eartha Kitt; Romance In The Dark, starring Jennifer Holliday; All the world is a Stage at Carnegie Hall. A Chorus Line, AIDA, Chicago, Hairspray, Rent, NEWSicle and Annie. Jamie Johns (Music 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. Lisa Schlenker (Set Designer) – Lisa is most often found managing the Properties Department for the Skylight Music Theatre. An Augustana College alumna in Music and Theatre, and a 1988 graduate


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of the MFA program in Theatre Technology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, she is also an active member of the national prop professional organization, The Society for Prop Artists & Managers. In addition to working at the Skylight Music Theatre, Lisa’s design work has also been seen on the stages of Theatre X, African American Children’s Theater, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee Shakespeare Company and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Lisa is also proud to assist with upkeep of facilities at Skylight Music Theatre and Broadway Theatre Center. Jason Fassl (Lighting Designer) - This is Mr. Fassl’s eleventh production for Skylight, with RENT, Jaques Brel…, and Sunday in the Park… being the most recent. For the last ten seasons, Jason has designed lighting for over three hundred theatrical productions across this state of cheese. He is an Artistic Associate for First Stage Children’s Theatre and the Resident Designer for The Fireside Dinner Theatre. Jason has consumed mass quantities of electricity at The Milwaukee Ballet, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Peninsula Players, American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Next Act Theatre, Forward Theatre Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Lawrence University, Youngblood Theatre Company, and many others. He is a proud BFA graduate of UW - Stevens Point and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Please visit www.AntiShadows. com for more information. Gary Ellis (Sound Designer) - Gary is serving in his sixth year as the Skylight’s audio visual supervisor and he loves working in this great theatre with this great group of people. He began his career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley, but watching performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Cirque du Soleil got him hooked on theatre. Shows he has designed and mixed include Rent, Adding Machine-The Musical, The Music Man, White Christmas, Sunday In The Park With George, The Spitfire Grill, The Producers, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blues In The Night, Side Show, Daddy Long Legs and Violet. Gary studied technical theatre at San Francisco State University. Previously, he worked at The Santa Fe Opera, Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA and Summer Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa, CA. Barry Link (Costume Designer) – Barry is happy to be designing his sixth show at Skylight Music Theatre, his five previous shows include; Jacques Brel, Plaid Tidings, The Spitfire Grill, Animal Crackers, and Viva La Mama. Barry worked for five seasons as costume designer with Bialystock and Bloom, some of his favorites include; The Food Chain,

Bash, Psycho Beach Party, and House of Blue Leaves. Among his credits, he has two Emmy nominations and one Emmy award for outstanding achievement in Costume Design for a Children’s Series. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin with a major in Textiles and a minor in Theatre Arts. During the work week, Barry is the Costume Shop Manager here at Skylight. Kimberly Ann McCann* (Production Stage Manager) - Kimberly is thrilled to be returning for her third season at Skylight. Credits include; Broadway: Curtains, Off-Broadway: Bill W. and Dr. Bob, How to Save the World, John Ferguson. Regional credits: Million Dollar Quartet (Chicago), Northlight Theatre (Chicago), and Tuacahn Center for the Arts (St. George, Utah). Other credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (San Francisco), Door Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, toured with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre and numerous productions at The Julliard School. Kimberly is a graduate of Illinois State University and a proud member of Actors Equity. Jessica Berlin Krivsky* (Stage Manager) - Jessica is thrilled for the opportunity to work with Skylight Music Theatre again. Previous Skylight credits include HMS Pinafore, Rent, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, The Marriage of Figaro, Plaid Tidings, The Barber of Seville, The Pirates of Penzance, Blues in the Night, I Do! I Do! and The Producers. Jessica has also worked with theatre companies around the country including Studio Arena, The Dallas Theatre Center, The Denver Center, and San Jose Rep. In addition to stage managing, Jessica also teaches stage management at UWM. Jennifer Anderson (Assistant Stage Manager) - Jen is very excited to be joining Skylight for another season. Previous Skylight credits include: Rent, Gershwin & Friends, Daddy Long Legs and Sunday in the Park with George. Jen has also worked with Milwaukee Chamber Theater on Duet for One and The Young Playwrights Festival ‘09-10 & ‘10-’11. Other credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theater on From My Hometown, The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Church Basement Ladies, The Guthrie on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Pannell Productions on 10 Perfect. Jen is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University.

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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director of Production..............................................................................................................Mark Turner Assistant Technical Director..........................................................................................Steve Gillingham Technical Assistant....................................................................................................... Alexander Moliere Scenic Carpenters......................................................................................Adam Held, Rebecca Knipfer Production Stage Manager................................................................................Kimberly Ann McCann Stage Manager.......................................................................................................... Jessica Berlin Krivsky Assistant Stage Manager............................................................................................ Jennifer Anderson Properties Director................................................................................................................ Lisa Schlenker Properties Carpenter............................................................................................................ Jennifer Lyons Properties Artists.........................................................................................Nikki Kulas, Jennifer Bezjak, Crystal Sharlow-Schaefer, Amanda Srok Properties Apprentice.............................................................................................................. Andrew Lex Scenic Charge................................................................................................................................. Carri Dahl Scenic Artist Apprentice.............................................................................................Rebecca Beaudoin Costume Director..................................................................................................................... Shima Orans Costume Shop Manager..............................................................................................................Barry Link Wardrobe.................................................................................................... Justin Deehr, Jeanne Schrank Wig Master & Hairstylist..........................................................................................................Justin Deehr Stage Supervisor................................................................................................................ Andrew Booher Lead Props....................................................................................................................................Nikki Walter Deck Crew............................................................................................................................ Rebecca Knipfer Sub Deck Crew............................................................................................................................. Adam Held Sound Board Operator...................................................................................................................Gary Ellis Master Electrician.................................................................................................................Ryan Bertelson Spot Operators...........................................................................................Doug Vance, Sarah Hamilton Light Board Operator................................................................................................................Jessica Peck Electricians...............................................................Andrew Booher, Jessica Peck, William Haglund, Sarah Hamilton, Kayla Hamilton, Thomas Moore

AC K N OW L E D G E M E N T S Special thanks to Jim Guy; Anna Warren and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Prop and Costume Department; Sandra Strawn; Kris Klein - Klein’s Piano Workshop, David Bonofiglio for keyboard programming and John Tartaglia. 2 012 - 2 013 S U B S C R I B E R B E N E F I T PA R T I C I PA N T S Bella Caffé Kate Gingrass Gallery Swig Third Ward Caffè Water Buffalo Splash Studio: a painting bar

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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 2012-2013 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 Melissa Nelsen

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 Kelley Arlt.......................................................................................................................Box Office Manager Annie Bolger...................................................................................................................... Marketing 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 Alexandria Moeller................................................................................................. Graphic Design Intern Kristen Nissen...........................................................................Office Manager and Finance Assistant Ruben Piirainen.................................................................................................Education Music Director Matthew Poulson...............................................................................................................Grants Manager Jennifer Tirado.......................................................................................................... Box Office Supervisor Julian Salas............................................................................................. Weekend Box Office Supervisor Emily Vitrano..................................................................................... Audience Development Manager Chris Zello................................................................................................................... Campaigns Manager Brittany Rae Bonnell, Maddy Wakley, Rachael Zientek, Gwen Zupan............. Box Office Staff Cara McMullin, Michelle Brien, Patrick G. H. 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 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 Jessica Berlin Krivsky...........................................................................................................Stage Manager Jennifer Anderson.............................................................................................Assistant Stage Manager Alexander Moliere........................................................................................................ Technical Assistant Shima Orans..................................................................................................................... Costume Director Lisa Schlenker.................................................Properties Director & Assistant Director of Facilities Rebecca Beaudoin.........................................................................................................Scenic Apprentice Andrew Lex............................................................................................................... Properties Apprentice 10

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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. 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 August 24, 2012.) BENEFACTOR CIRCLE $25,000+ Anonymous The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation F. Colin & Paula Cabot Mary Ann & Lloyd Gerlach Greater Milwaukee Foundation David & Margarete Harvey Potawatomi Bingo Casino Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust United Performing Arts Fund STAR CIRCLE $10,000-$24,999 Anonymous (2) Helen Bader Foundation Robert W. Baird & Company Greater Milwaukee Foundation Pain Fund The Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation Johnson Bank Howard & Sara Miller Northwestern Mutual Foundation Linda & Blaine Rieke Schoenleber Foundation Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder CharitableTrust David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation SPONSOR CIRCLE $5,000-$9,999 Anonymous Assurant Health Alvin & Marion Birnschein Foundation Rick & Wendy Bliss BMO Harris Bank

Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation Michael & Anne Marie Bula Cream City Foundation Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust John & Mary Emory Ralph Evinrude Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Asher & Susan Nichols Family Fund Harley-Davidson Motor Company Krause Family Foundation Phoebe & Jack Lewis Marcus Corporation Susan Nichols Nonprofit Management Fund Mary S. Pollock Meyer & Norma Ragir Foundation Adriana & Robert Ragir Greg & Mary Ann Renz Wayne Roper Charles & Patricia Roy Curtis & Candace Sawyer Carol & Kevin Schuele Sempercor Foundation John Shannon & Jan Serr Stollenwerk Family Charitable Foundation We Energies The Windhover Foundation Herb Zien & Liz Levins PRODUCER CIRCLE $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous Aurora Health Care Nancy H. Balcer Et Alia LLC John Flanagan & Deborah Schwartz

Byron & Suzy Foster Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Luedke-Smith Fund Susan Godfrey Mark Huber & Nari Haig Leslie Hauser & Karl Wuesthoff Freida & William Hunt Memorial Trust Johnson Bank Johnson Controls Foundation Pam Kriger Terry & Kristie Kurtenbach Nancy & Arthur Laskin Sandra & Mike McNeely Gordana & Milan Racic Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren Matthew Sirinek & Michelle Mattson Sigma-Aldrich Foundation West Bend Mutual Insurance Company DIRECTOR CIRCLE $1,000-$2,499 Tom & Betty Arndt Polly & Robert Beal Mr. & Mrs. William D. Biersach Barbara & Don Buzard James Cauley & Brenda Andrews Doris Hersh Chortek Laura & John Emory, Jr. Suzy B. Ettinger Jim & Lynne Farrell Mary Lou Findley Gardner Foundation Joe & Gwenn Graboyes Catherine Graham

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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 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Cottrell Balding Fund Dr. Carl W. Eberbach & Elizabeth Falk Eberbach Fund Margaret Heminway Wells Fund Bernard J. & Marie E. Weiss Fund Cindy Haas Mr. & Mrs. Wayne K. Hader 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 Chris & Emilia Layden Art Lubke & Gloria Tracy Tonya & Michael Lueder Zabelle Malkasian John R. & Coleen E. Marshall George Michel Mr. & Mrs. George A. Mosher The Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust James G. & Gwen Plunkett Ildy & Skip Poliner 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 Dick & Diane Wright

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DESIGNER CIRCLE $500-$999 David & Patricia Anderson Anonymous F. Tessa & Richard Bartels Carol & Richard Bayerlein Jane & Jim Bell Dr. & Mrs. Michael Besch Carolee C. Beutler Marc & Marta Bianchini Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Bolt Margaret & B. Lauren Charous Joan Dimow & John Moulder Edward Doemland Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation David Flores Kristen & Alec Fraser Sue & Tim Frautschi Scott & Lyn Geboy Susan Getzel Dale & Mary Graves Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald & Barbara Abert Fund Bill & Gwen Werner Fund Bill & Sandy Haack Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Handrich Arlene Hansen Ed & Priscilla Heinecke Evan & Marion Helfaer Foundation Burton & Lynn Hoffman Clark E. Johnson & Nona G. Hill Jeanne C. Kuelthau Dale & Sandra Landgren Diane M. Lane & Jamie Johns John & Audrey Makowski Mary McAndrews Grace McBain Haydon Larry & Bonnie Paplham Donald Peterson Anthony Petullo Foundation, Inc. Jack & Martha Prince

Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Purtell, Jr. Bibi & Greg Rosner Dr. Emily Schlenker Marsha Ruth Sehler Robert & Lenore Swoboda Calvin & Pauline Verbrugge VJS Construction Services Sargit Warriner Sue Wells CHOREOGRAPHER CIRCLE $250-$499 Anonymous (4) Richard & Sara Aster Marilyn Auer L.B. & J.K. Kathryn & John Buono Jill & Frits Broekhuizen John & Dee Burlingame Donald A. Cress Bob & Belle Danforth Susan Dawicke Harry & Barbara Drake Brian & Heather Dunn John & Polly Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Engman Robert & Kristin Fewel Rachel E. Finger Mary & Harry Franke Robert & Diane Gagliano Burton Goodman Mary Anne Gross Mary Kay & Johnathan Gundlach Donald Haack & Karen Smith Bill & Janice Helm Edward M. Hipke Ann & Fred Horwitz Sarah & Milton Hwang Richard & Diane Kane Ironwood Foundation Jacqueline & Jeffrey Jahnke John & Patricia Konkel Stan & Shirley Kritzik Eleanor D. Lee Justine Leonard John & Marty Lubing Lee Marquardt Donna Martynski Barry McNulty Jequitta K. Molot


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 Norman Moses & Carrie Hitchcock Lucia & John Murtaugh Jane S. O’Connell Dr. Nick & Mary Owen Park Bank Foundation Robert & Mary Peterson Mr. & Mrs. James Petrie Fred Pike & Cecilia Taylor John & Martha Prince Bruce & Candy Pindyck Larry & Bobbi Polacheck Jill Anna Ponasik Roger & Nancy Ritzow Curtis & Patty Robinson Margery J. Senn Mark & Karen Sostarich Robert Spencer James & Catherine Sponholz Barbara & Christian Steinmetz Edwin & Jean Stone Audrey Strnad Rudolph & Theresa Sundberg Kay Valcq 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: DigiCOPY Robert W. Baird & Co. The Haack Family

A special thank you to the following corporations for matching employee gifts: Assurant Health BMO Harris Bank JPMorgan Chase Foundation Dominion Foundation Eaton Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation First Weber Group Foundation, Inc. GE Foundation Johnson Controls Rexnord SPX Foundation We Energies The Windhover Foundation Thank you to all donors who gave a gift of $500 or more to the Studio Theatre Chair Campaign. Our thanks too, for the many donors of $499 and under whose gifts were vital to the success of this collaborative project, we regret there is not space to list them all. George Affeldt Keith & Paula Anderson Julie Anding & Lisa Kornetsky Marilyn Auer Dr. David Berzins & Risha Cupit- Berzins John & Sandy Bolger Fritz & Jill Broekhuizen Thomas & Mary Belle Chatton Connelly Interiors Dick & Jen Chudnow Don A. Cress Pat & Phil Crump Sandy Duffy John & Mary Emory

Robert Ferriday & Barbara McMath Jeff & Suzan Fete Byron & Suzy Foster Tim & Sue Frautschi The Glenn Family Michael & Kelly Grebe Jean Gurney & Earl M. Lemon David & Margarete Harvey Jill Heavenrich John & Katherin Hikey John E. Holland & Konrad K. Kuchenbach The Hwang Family Amy S. Jensen Paul Kasidowski & Kathy Donius The Kriger Family Linda C. Loving Jane & Paul Mandel Barbara Manger Brian Mani & Marie Kohler Rose Mary & Frank Matusinec Joni & Joseph McDevitt Howard & Sara Miller Julie & George Mosher Bob & Theresa Muselman David Paris Jamshed & Deborah Patel Gordana & Milan Racic Dr. Marcia J.S. Richards & Mr. Donald Whitaker Mickey & Casey Ripp Dan Schley & Barbara Haig Joan Christopherson Schmidt Carol & Kevin Schuele Ronald D. & Carol R. Scott John Shannon & Jan Serr Lois A. Smith L. William & Nicole Teweles Bill Theisen Judy Van Till Mr. & Mrs. Edwin P. Wiley Nick & Stoney Wilson Dick & Diane Wright Michael Wright & Ray Jivoff Daniel & Katherine Zens

We make every effort to ensure that our donors are recognized properly. If we have made an error, please accept our sincere apologies and contact us at 414/299-4953 so that we may correct it. Avenue Q

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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 Cheryl & Roy Hauswirth 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 Windhover Foundation

C O M M U N I T Y PA R T N E R S Mailhaugen Foundation Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust

Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust The Schoenleber Foundation

Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust

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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. Cabaret Series...Friday and Saturday evening performances in the Cabot Theatre are followed by a free, 45-minute cabaret show in the Skylight Bar & Bistro. There is not a cabaret performance on opening night. 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. For dining information visit www.getindulge.com or email skylight@getindulge.com. 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 Emily Vitrano at (414) 299-4964 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 Chris Zello, Campaign Manager, at (414) 299-4953. Skylight Insights…Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Skylight Music Theatre productions. Bill Theisen, Lisa Schlenker and Ray Jivoff will lead pre-performance talks one hour before curtain for every Wednesday and Sunday performance. 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. Avenue Q

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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. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION 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 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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