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The Mischievous World of Gilbert and Sullivan Conceived and Directed by Dale Gutzman Sponsored by

December 31 – January 13, 2013 Stage Director: Dale Gutzman Music Director: Paul Helm Set Designer: Lisa Schlenker Lighting Designer: Ryan Bertelson Sound Designer: Gary Ellis Stage Manager: Kelly Turner 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 W R I T E R & D I R E C TO R - DA L E G U T Z M A N This is not An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan. Let’s get that out of the way. This is not an encore of that heart-warming enchanting music and comedy delight that thrilled so many several years ago. No, this is something entirely different. It’s a kind of a “Mad Mash up of my mind with the magnificent music of Gilbert and Sullivan.” That being said, it is a quite respectful and musically impressive celebration of their genius. But it’s more about what they do to us than about their lives. It’s about how they get under our skin and become an important part of our lives. It’s about how we recall certain memories with them, and about how we share the joys of love and laughter through them. It’s also unabashedly silly, as they often were. It’s got something old, something new, something borrowed and a little something blue. It’s almost like we’re married to Gilbert and Sullivan with all that implies! How good to be here, and how grand to have you with us.

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 No composer and librettist team is more beloved at Skylight than Gilbert and Sullivan. Over the past 54 years we have produced 55 different productions of their work, which makes bringing you a brand new G&S show all the more exciting and fulfilling. Add to the mix Dale Gutzman who has directed a great many shows in our company’s history as well as cast of true Skylight favorites- Niffer Clarke, Paul Helm, Ray Jivoff and Diane Lane- and we have the makings of a brand new Gilbert and Sullivan classic. I wish you could have been in the rehearsal hall as this brilliant group of artists brought the show to life. With Dale’s incredible wit and the casts many faceted talents it really was a joy to behold. And I think the show you are about to experience sincerely captures Skylight- the old, the new, the irreverent, and, most importantly, the future- as we shed new light on the brilliant collaboration of our two favorite gentlemen, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Be sure to get your tickets now for our next Cabot theatre production featuring another Skylight legend, Leslie Fitzwater starring in Edith Piaf Onstage. The combination of this iconic French chanteuse, the incredible music that she brought to life, and the captivating, spellbinding performance of Leslie Fitzwater make this a must-see event.

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 Here’s a Howdy Do – The Mischievous World of Gilbert & Sullivan! We are delighted to be ringing in the New Year with a brand new tribute to Skylight’s favorite duo. We had such a wonderful time with Dale Gutzman’s charming and inventive rewrite of An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan back in 2010 that we knew exactly who to call when we wanted to include a little G&S fun this season. The first half of the 2012-13 season has brought the greatest box office success of any in our history – and we certainly have no plans to slow down the pace for the remainder of the year. Later this month, we bring the long awaited Edith Piaf Onstage featuring our dear friend and long-time Skylight talent, Leslie Fitzwater. In March, we cook up a little down home country fun with Pump Boys and Dinettes. During May we welcome spring with the talented team of Kay Stiefel and Jack Forbes Wilson in Sing Me a Story here in the Studio Theatre. And we have a truly remarkable end to this amazing season with The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Our Artistic Director, Bill Theisen, is directing and has assembled an exceptional cast for this iconic American masterpiece. Thank you for supporting Skylight in so many ways. We wouldn’t be here without you! We look forward to seeing you throughout the remainder of our season for an engaging array of stories that sing! Best wishes for a happy and music-filled 2013. 2

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THE CAST Niffer Clarke Paul Helm Ray Jivoff Diane Lane MUSICAL NUMBERS Act 1 Thoroughly Magnificent Long Concert Style Medley of G and S Songs (Including eleven of your favorites and some not so much!) A Lovely Duet for Two of Our Best Kids Oh Leave Me Not to Pine from Pirates Chorus of Family Portraits and Spooky Songs from Ruddigore A Song With a Lesson A Lady of Lineage High, from Princess Ida The Willow Song from Othello, Words by Shakespeare Music by Sullivan John and Freddy a poem by Gilbert The Amazing Five Minute Mikado! You Will Be in Awe. (Including a Dance) Intermission (Chaffing at the Bit to Get Back) Act 2 A Brisk Opening From The Sunny Spanish Shore from Gondoliers Ray’s Dream Role Sad is the Woman’s Lot from Patience A Music Hall Interlude When I Go Out the Door from Patience A Tenor’s Lament Oh Dearly My Beloved One, Bear With Me... From Utopia Limited Medium High Tea Featuring songs from The Sorcerer Reconciliation I Was Once a Very Abandoned Person from Ruddigore The G and S Formula As illustrated with selections from Pirates with lyrical adaptations by Mr. Gutzman 4

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WHO’S WHO Niffer Clarke – Niffer’s Skylight credits include Marian in The Music Man, Nurse/Mrs./Harriet Pawling in Sunday in the Park..., Daisy in Adding Machine, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Patience in Patience, Anna Held in Tintypes as well as her original show Beyond the Ingénue. At First Stage, she was seen earlier this year as the mom in Big: the musical, and will be seen this spring as the mom in Pinkalicious! OffBway: Bells Are Ringing (dir. Kathleen Marshall), Adding Machine (dir. David Cromer); extensive NYC/ Regional credits; Film/TV: Meet the Robinsons (Walt Disney Pictures), Angel of Death (Discovery Channel), Only Criminals; Concerts: Night at the Oscars with Shirley Jones, London Symphony Orchestra; Recordings: Adding Machine, Meet the Robinsons, They Might Be Giants, debut solo album Beyond the Ingénue available on iTunes, CDBaby. Paul Helm (Music Director) – Paul couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with a little G&S folderol at Skylight! Past Skylight credits include Gershwin and Friends, The Music Man, Plaid Tidings, The Pirates of Penzance, The Midnight Angel, Patience, South Pacific, The Mikado, and Iolanthe. Paul has also performed, directed and music directed with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, First Stage Children’s Theater, Florentine Opera Company, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, American Folklore Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, and the UW-Platteville Heartland Festival. Recent credits include Miracle on 34th Street, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Packer Fans from Outer Space, Always…Patsy Cline, Seussical, U: Bug: Me!, Laurel and Hardy, Beauty and the Beast, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Elmer Gantry (2012 Grammy award winner). Paul will return to the Skylight later this season for Pump Boys and Dinettes. www.paulhelm.net Ray Jivoff – Ray is happy to finally work with the force of nature that is Mr. Dale Gutzman. This season, he appeared in Assassins at the Milwaukee Rep and later will direct Sing Me a Story here at Skylight, where he directed Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. 6

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Other directing credits include Annie , Hair and Sweet Charity at the Sunset Playhouse; 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. Favorite roles at Skylight include Mr. Zero in Adding Machine; Harpo in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Animal Crackers and 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. Diane Lane - Diane Lane last appeared on Skylight’s stage as Mrs. Malaprop in the world premiere of Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals. Favorite roles with Skylight include Isabella in The Italian Girls in Algiers, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Tania in A Chekhov Trilogy, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and The Fox in The Little Prince. Diane has performed over 40 operatic roles in the U.S. and abroad with companies such as Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Toledo Opera, Orlando Opera and Stadttheater Biel in Switzerland. Dale Gutzman (Stage Director) - Dale Gutzman has directed 25 shows for Skylight and written many of them as well. Some of his favorites include: Beertown Burlesque, The Bathtub Gin Revue, The Free Lance, An Evening With Noel Coward, and of course Holiday Punch. He has also written and directed shows for the Royal Family of Thailand. He is the Artistic Director of Off the Wall Theatre where he will act in The Man in the Glass Booth in March. Gutzman also served as Associate Director of the Odessa Russian Drama Theatre in Ukraine. He is old now, but when he does theatre, he feels young. Lisa Schlenker (Set Designer) - Lisa is most often found managing the Properties Department for Skylight Music Theatre. An Augustana College alumna in Music and Theatre, and a 1988 graduate of the MFA program in Theatre Technology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, she is also an active member of the national prop professional


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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. Ryan Bertelson (Lighting Designer) Currently immersed in his ninth 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. Gary Ellis (Sound Designer) - Gary is serving in his sixth year as the Skylight’s A/V supervisor

and he loves working in this great theatre with this great group of people. Shows he has designed and mixed include Rent, Avenue Q, Adding Machine-The Musical, The Music Man, White Christmas, Sunday In The Park With George, The Spitfire Grill, The Producers, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blues In The Night, Side Show, and Daddy Long Legs. 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. Kelly Turner (Stage Manager) - This is Kelly’s third time as a Stage Manager at the Skylight having previously stage-managed Beyond the Ingénue and Everything from Ray to Z. She has stage-managed shows for various theaters throughout the San Francisco/Bay area, including Summer Repertory Theater, Fratelli Bologna, the American Conservatory Theater and the Julian Theatre. She was the Assistant Director for Opera Tampa’s production of La Traviata and the Sunset Playhouse’s production of Six Degrees of Separation. She spent this past summer in Castleton, Virginia working with conductor Loren Mazel as an ASM on his production of Carmen. Kelly lives in Wauwatosa with her husband, Mark, and children, Portia and Tuxford.

P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director of Production................................................................................................................................................. Mark Turner Interim Technical Director................................................................................................................................ Steve Gillingham Technical Assistant........................................................................................................................................... Alexander Moliere Scenic Carpenters..........................................................................................................................Adam Held, Rebecca Knipfer Stage Manager................................................................................................................................................................Kelly Turner Production Stage Manager....................................................................................................................Kimberly Ann McCann Properties Director....................................................................................................................................................Lisa Schlenker Properties Artists.......................................................................................................................Jennifer Bezjak, Jennifer Lyons Properties Apprentice...................................................................................................................................................Andrew Lex Costume Director.........................................................................................................................................................Shima Orans Costume Shop Manager..................................................................................................................................................Barry Link Scenic Charge..................................................................................................................................................................... Carri Dahl Scenic Artists....................................................................................................................................................................... Jane Vang Master Electrician.................................................................................................................................................... Ryan Bertelson Light Board Operator............................................................................................................................................ Alan Piotrowicz

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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) Michelle Crockett Laura Emory John Flanagan Byron Foster Alexander Fraser

Susan Godfrey Leslie Hauser Mark Huber Valerie Johnson Jeanne Kessler Tracey Klein Christopher Layden Michael Lueder Michelle Mattson Sandra McNeely

William Michaels Howard Miller Sadhna Morato-Lindvall Brad Nicolaisen James Plunkett Brad Quade Mary Ann Renz John Shannon John Stollenwerk

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 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

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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 Lindsay Considine.......................................................................................................Finance Asst. & Office Manager Robin Dennis..............................................................................................................................Resident Teaching Artist Jesus Diaz........................................................................................................................................ Graphic Design Intern Corinne Gilbert......................................................................................................................... Education Administrator Rose Hebein.........................................................................................................................Marketing Project Manager Paul Kaishian......................................................................................................................................................... Custodian Rebecca Kitelinger ........................................................................ Special Events and Donor Relations Manager Becca Marten..................................................................................................................................... Education Manager Ruben Piirainen.......................................................................................................................Education Music Director Matthew Poulson..................................................................................................................................... Grants Manager Julian Salas....................................................................................................................Weekend Box Office Supervisor Jennifer Tirado................................................................................................................................ Box Office Supervisor Emily Vitrano............................................................................................................Audience Development Manager Chris Zello ...........................................................................................................................................Campaign Manager Brittany Rae Bonnell, Maddy Wakley, Rachael Zientek, Gwen Zupan.................................... Box Office Staff Cara McMullin, Michelle Brien, Patrick G. H. Schley, Julianne Frey, Carol Komassa.......................................................................................... Assistant House Managers PRODUCTION STAFF Rebecca Beaudoin........................................................................................................................Scenic Art Apprentice Ryan Bertelson.......................................................................................................................................Master Electrician Carri Dahl........................................................................................................................................................ Scenic Charge Gary Ellis.......................................................................................................Audio Visual Supervisor and IT Manager Steve Gillingham.................................................................................................................. Interim Technical Director Adam Held ............................................................................................................................................... Scenic Carpenter Rebecca Knipfer...................................................................................................................................... Scenic Carpenter Andrew Lex..................................................................................................................................... Properties Apprentice Barry Link.................................................................................................................................... Costume Shop Manager Michael Lorenz................................................................................................................................ Orchestra Contractor Jennifer Lyons...................................................................................................................................Properties Carpenter Kimberly Ann McCann.......................................................................................................Production Stage Manager Bernadette Schoneborn..........................................................................................................................Stage Manager Jennifer Anderson...................................................................................................................Assistant Stage Manager Alexander Moliere...............................................................................................................................Technical Assistant Shima Orans........................................................................................................................................... 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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 December 4, 2012.) BENEFACTOR CIRCLE - $25,000+ United Performing Arts Fund Anonymous The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation F. Colin & Paula Cabot Mary Ann & Lloyd Gerlach Greater Milwaukee Foundation David & Margarete Harvey Howard & Sara Miller John Shannon & Jan Serr Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust Stollenwerk Family Charitable Foundation STAR CIRCLE - $10,000-$24,999 Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. Michael & Anne Marie Bula Byron & Suzy Foster The Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, Inc. Johnson Bank Northwestern Mutual Foundation Linda & Blaine Rieke Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust Julia & David Uihlein SPONSOR CIRCLE $5,000-$9,999 Alvin & Marion Birnschein Foundation Rick & Wendy Bliss BMO Harris Bank Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation Cream City Foundation Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust Ralph Evinrude Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Asher and Susan Nichols Family Foundation Harley-Davidson Foundation Johnson Controls Foundation Krause Family Foundation Phoebe & Jack Lewis Maihaugen Foundation Milwaukee County Dept. of Family Care Susan Nichols Mary S. Pollock Adriana & Robert Ragir Meyer & Norma Ragir Foundation

Greg & Mary Ann Renz Wayne Roper Charles & Patricia Roy Carol & Kevin Schuele Schoenleber Foundation We Energies The Windhover Foundation Herb Zien & Liz Levins PRODUCER CIRCLE $2,500-$4,999 Nancy H. Balcer John & Mary Emory John Flanagan & Deborah Schwartz Gardner Foundation Susan Godfrey Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Luedke-Smith Fund Leslie Hauser & Karl Wuesthoff Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust Nancy & Arthur Laskin Sandra & Mike McNeely James G. & Gwen Plunkett Matthew Sirinek & Michelle Mattson Gordana & Milan Racic Rexnord Foundation Inc. Sigma-Aldrich Foundation DIRECTOR CIRCLE $1,000-$2,499 Anonymous Tom & Betty Arndt Polly & Robert Beal Mr. & Mrs. William D. Biersach Barbara & Don Buzard James Cauley & Brenda Andrews Laura & John Emory, Jr. Suzy B. Ettinger Jim Farrell Mary Lou Findley Joe & Gwenn Graboyes Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Dr. Carl W. Eberbach & Elisabeth Falk Eberbach Fund Spear Arts Education Fund Mr. Bernard Weiss & Dr. Marie Weiss Fund Margaret Heminway Wells Fund Cindy Haas Wayne & Margaret Hader Mark Huber & Nari Haig

Helen & Ronald Jacobs Amy S. Jensen Carol Jensen Valerie Johnson & Dennis Robison William R. & Charlotte S. Johnson William Stark Jones Foundation Gary & Judy Jorgensen Jeanne Kessler Tracey & Richard Klein Kipp & Mary Koester Ruth De Young Kohler Pam Kriger Terrance & Kristie Kurtenbach Chris & Emilia Layden Art Lubke & Gloria Tracy Zabelle Malkasian John R. & Coleen E. Marshall Mr. & Mrs. William R. Michaels George Michel Mr. & Mrs. George A. Mosher Brad Nicolaisen The Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust Ildy & Skip Poliner Ronald & Carol Scott Service Club of Milwaukee Nita Soref Paul & Lisa Sweeney Target Stores Mr. & Mrs. William Van Dyke Brian & Joan Wake Dr. Marcia J.S. Richards & Mr. Donald R. Whitaker Dick & Diane Wright Richard & Kay Yuspeh DESIGNER CIRCLE - $500-$999 David & Patricia Anderson Anonymous F. Tessa Bartels Carol & Richard Bayerlein Jane & Jim Bell Dr. & Mrs. Michael Besch Carolee Beutler Marc & Marta Bianchini Mr. Gregg Bolt Margaret & B. Lauren Charous Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation Sue & Tim Frautschi Scott & Lyn Geboy Susan Getzel Dale & Mary Graves Here’s a Howdy Do

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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 Association of Realtors Youth Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Donald & Barbara Abert Fund Bill & Gwen Werner Fund Bill & Sandy Haack Arlene Hansen Ed & Priscilla Heinecke Clark E. Johnson & Nona G. Hill Burt & Lynn Hoffman Jeanne C. Kuelthau Dale & Sandra Landgren Diane Lane & Jamie Johns Tonya & Michael Lueder Mary McAndrews Grace McBain Haydon Larry & Bonnie Paplham Donald Petersen Anthony Petullo Foundation, Inc. Jack & Martha Prince Bibi & Greg Rosner Dr. Emily Schlenker Marsha Ruth Sehler Mark & Karen Sostarich SPX Foundation Robert & Lenore Swoboda Calvin & Pauline Verbrugge VJS Construction Services Sargit Warriner Sue Wells CHOREOGRAPHER CIRCLE $250-$499 Sara Alter Richard & Sara Aster Marilyn Auer L.B. & J.K Jill & Frits Broekhuizen Kathryn & John Buono Mr. & Mrs. John Burlingame Donald A. Cress Bob & Belle Danforth Joan Dimow & John Moulder John & Polly Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Engman Robert & Kristin Fewel

Rachel E. Finger Mary & Harry Franke Lisa Froemming Robert & Diane Gagliano Burton Goodman Pauline Haack Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Hipke Ann & Fred Horwitz Sarah & Milton Hwang Ironwood Foundation Jacqueline & Jeffrey Jahnke Richard & Diane Kane Tim Kitzke Stan & Shirley Kritzik Eleanor D. Lee Justine Leonard Peter Lovance John & Marty Lubing Lee Marquardt Donna Martynski Jequitta K. Molot Norman Moses & Carrie Hitchcock Lucia & John Murtaugh Nick & Mary Owen Robert & Mary Peterson Mr. & Ms. James Petrie Fred Pike & Cecilia Taylor Larry & Bobbi Polacheck Greg Reiter Roger Ritzow Curtis & Patty Robinson Robert Spencer James & Catherine Sponholz Barbara & Christian Steinmetz Edwin & Jean Stone Audrey Strnad Rudy & Terri Sundberg Alan & Linda Thompson Kay Valcq Mr. & Mrs. David B. Williams Carlton & Leslie Wininger Mr. & Mrs. James Yuen

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Tribute Gifts In Memory Of Donald Buzard Francis Cabot Ed Doemland Marianne Epstein Harry Franke Salomon Flores Sam Lewis Char Soleski In Honor Of Ding, Jamie & Ray Byron Foster 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: Robert W. Baird & Co. DigiCOPY 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

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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 Doris Hersh Chortek 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 Cheryl & Roy Hauswirth

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

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TO T H E AU D I E N C E 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 and at intermission. It is also open Friday and Saturday evenings for the free Cabaret shows that follow Skylight performances. For Studio Theatre shows cocktails and snacks are available at the Studio Lobby 30 minutes before performances and during intermission. For dining information visit www.getindulge.com or email skylight@getindulge.com. Call 414-291-3773 for reservations. 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...The Skylight Music Theatre is supported with generous gifts by individuals, corporations and foundations that support artistic and educational programs. To become a donor, please contact Chris Zello, Campaign Manager, at (414) 299-4953. SkylightENSEMBLE…SkylightENSEMBLE brings together young professionals through special events, volunteering and musical theatre. For more information contact Emily Vitrano, Audience Development Manager, at (414) 299-4964. 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.

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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. The Skylighters... The Skylighters are involved in a variety of activities and special events in support of Skylight. For event or membership information, contact Rebecca Kitelinger, 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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