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By George M. Cohan Presented By Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc Sponsored In Part By

This program was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts Director John Cramer

Stage Manager Kavyn Tarnowski

Scenic Designer / Master Capenter A.J. Simon

Costume Designer Sallie Burkard

Lighting Designer Scott Fudali

Sound Designer Robb Smith

Properties Designer Shawn Spellman

Wig Master Anthony Mackie

The Tavern October 28 - November 13, 2011 Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building Mardi Bryant Jones Mainstage 264 West Main Street in Downtown Waukesha Tickets: (262) 547-0708 www.waukeshacivictheatre.org The Tavern 1


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Zack, the Tavern Keeper’s son ................................................................................. Dylan Baxter Sally, the hired girl.................................................................................................... Jacalyn Nolan Freeman, the Tavern Keeper ...................................................................................... Jamie Ryan Willum, the hired man ............................................................................................Phil Stepanski Violet, the woman .............................................................................................. Jacqueline Gosz The Vagabond.................................................................................................. James Donaldson Lamson, the Governor ...................................................................................... John Pfannerstill Mrs. Lamson, the Governor’s wife ...................................................................... Sandra Renick Virginia, the Governor’s daughter ....................................................................Allison Chicorel Tom Allen, the fiancé ....................................................................................................Scott Allen The Sheriff ......................................................................................................................... Tom Koth Ezra, the Sheriff’s man .................................................................................................John Sindic Joshua, the Sheriff’s other man ................................................................................... Jon Jones Tony, the Sheriff’s third man ......................................................................................Jon Danner Stevens, the attendant..................................................................................... Michael Schottle The action of the play takes place in the early 1900s in Zaccheus Freeman’s Tavern just outside Delavan, WI. The Tavern is performed in two acts. There will be one fifteen-minute intermission between the acts. VIDEOTAPING OF THIS PRODUCTION IS A VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW AND AN ACTIONABLE FEDERAL OFFENSE. P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director ....................................................................................................................... John Cramer Stage Manager ................................................................................................. Kavyn Tarnowski Scenic Designer/Master Carpenter ........................................................................ A.J. Simon Costume Designer ................................................................................................. Sallie Burkard Lighting Designer....................................................................................................... Scott Fudali Sound Designer .......................................................................................................... Robb Smith Properties Designer ......................................................................................... Shawn Spellman Wig Master ...........................................................................................................Anthony Mackie Set Construction ................................................................................. Brian Morin, Jim Volden, Debbie Volden, Dylan Baxter, James Donaldson

SPECIAL THANKS Tim Abrahamson, Mike Baxter, Nathan Hale High School, and Sunset Playhouse We regret any omissions due to printing deadlines.

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Scott Allen (Tom Allen) Scott has recently played villains at WCT in And Then There Were None and Arsenic and Old Lace. Scott proclaims in this show “No villain!” Outside of acting Scott is a sales director for Shorewest Realtors, a business coach, and an author. His favorite roles, however, are father of Christine and Ellie, husband of Angila, and child of God. Dylan Baxter (Zack) Dylan has performed in productions at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and with the West End Players of Waukesha West High School. Recent roles include Cato in The Pink Panther, Kilroy in Don’t Drink the Water and the demented Mr. Blackwood in The Tell-Tale Heart. Dylan is the son of Mike and Melissa Baxter and is a junior at Waukesha West. Sallie Burkard (Costume Designer) Sallie is thrilled to be costuming another show for WCT. She has previously designed Candy Cane Tales, Seussical, HONK!, and most recently - Willy Wonka. Thanks to John for the

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opportunities, thanks to my fellow DIVAS for your love and support, and thanks to my family for putting up with all the time I am not home. Allison Chicorel (Virginia Lamson) Allison’s stage credits include Bye Bye Birdie (Kim MacAfee), Annie (Lily St. Regis), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette), Company (Marta), and Lysistrata (Myrrhine). Previous WCT productions include I Love, You You’re Perfect, Now Change, Malt Shop Memories, Shake Rattle & Roll, and 42nd Street. “Enjoy The Tavern! XOXO” John Cramer (Director) John has performed, directed, and choreographed at theatres throughout the Midwest. His favorite roles are Matthew in Cotton Patch Gospel and Harold in The Music Man. He is currently the Managing Artistic Director at WCT and lives in Waukesha with his beautiful wife Kelli, and their two amazing children, Elena and Jude. Jon Danner (Tony) I love star-shines; I love math; I love to run, off the path. I


B I O G R A P H I E S ( C O N T .) love to sing; I love to joke; I love to eat, when I’m not broke. I love to sheeps; I love my kittens; I love to sled, with woolly mittens. I love chic flicks; I love musicals; I love jazz, for it has a pulse. I love to love; I hate to hate; I love you all more than I can rate. James Donaldson (Vagabond) Jim is glad to finally work with John Cramer again after last doing so eight years ago in On Golden Pond. Recently, he’s been in Cannibal the Musical, Twelfth Night, and The Underpants. Jim is very thankful to be working with such a wonderful cast on such a fascinating play. Scott Fudali (Lighting Designer) Scott has been designing lights for both Carroll University and WCT for a number of years now when not keeping the network running for the University. Some of his favorite designs have included Sweet Charity and Dead Man Walking at Carroll as well as The Music Man and 42nd Street at WCT. He hopes you enjoy the show, and he would like to thank his girlfriend and parents for their continued support in all his theatre endeavors. Jacqueline Gosz (Violet) Jacqueline is a computer programmer and statistician. She is grateful to have the opportunity to unleash her creative side once again at Waukesha Civic Theatre. She thanks her angels, both here and above, for their unending love and support. Jon Jones (Joshua) Jon is happy to be back onstage at WCT, acting, singing and dancing (without the singing and dancing). It sure feels like home in a show with James, Jamie, Jaclyn, Jacqueline, John, John, and Jon, directed by John. As always, for Karen and the girls.

pany in Chicago when he was 15. Anthony started a new career in Milwaukee where he was a hair stylist, director, and choreographer, and eventually a wigist for most of the theaters in the area. Jacalyn Nolan (Sally) Jacalyn is a college student at UW Waukesha and recently performed in their recent shows The Short Tree and The Bird that Couldn’t Sing (as Short Tree) and Columbinus (as Perfect). She gives her love to her family and friends. John Pfannerstill (Governor Lamson) John is excited to be back on stage for his first Waukesha Civic Theatre appearance since he portrayed Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace in 2007. John and his beautiful wife Lori are the proud grandparents of three amazing grandchildren, Aiden, Charlie, and Audrey. Sandra Renick (Mrs. Lamson) Sandra has been performing and directing for over 20 years. Favorite roles include: Morgan Le Fay in Camelot, Bloody Mary in South Pacific, and roles that employ maniacal laughter. Sandra lives in Pewaukee with her endearing teenagers Rose and Jack and ever-patient husband, Chris. Jamie Ryan (Freeman) Jamie is very happy to be back at WCT. He last appeared as Dr. Kelikian in Wit. He’s also very pleased to once again act under the direction of John Cramer, with whom he last worked in, You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running. Once again, he hopes the audience enjoys The Tavern even half as much as he has enjoyed performing in it.

Michael Schottle (Stevens) Michael, who is new to the Milwaukee area, is not new to community theatre. Always a sucker for a good period piece, playing Tom Koth (Sheriff ) Tom thanks John for roles such as John Hancock in 1776, he casting him as the Sheriff (a pivotal role!), couldn’t resist being a part of Waukesha and a truly wonderful cast – “You are ex- Civic Theatre’s production of The Tavern. ceptionally talented and professional!!!! A.J. Simon (Scenic Designer/Master Love always to Sara and Christa, and Carpenter) By day, A.J. is a construction thanks to Safe Harbor for over twenty supervisor for Penzeys Spices. By night, years of support.” you can follow the sound of the saw Anthony Mackie (Wig Master) Anthony to find him working with various local started acting at age five. He attended theater companies, including Theatrical Stone Cameren, Ruth Page Ballet ComTendencies and WCT, as lighting and The Tavern 5


B I O G R A P H I E S ( C O N T .) set designer. Some of AJ’s most recent WCT set design credits include State Fair, And Then There Were None, Bye Bye Birdie, Honk!, and Two by Two. He is married to actress Kelly Simon and thanks her for her loving support. “Enjoy the show.� John Sindic (Ezra) After taking improv and acting classes at Waukesha Civic Theatre, John decided to challenge himself and your patience by allowing him to entertain you. Shawn Spellman (Properties Designer) This is Shawn’s eighth year working with WCT. She is once again happy to be doing props for The Tavern. Phil Stepanski (Willum) Phil was seen on the WCT stage last month as Stanley Sanders in Smoke on the Mountain and would like to thank John Cramer and this amazing cast for their patience with his hectic schedule! His other recent roles include Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I and Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar. “Love and hugs to Sarah, Nathan, and baby-on-the-way. Enjoy the show!!�

Robb Smith (Sound Designer) Robb is gratefully busy in theatre lately. A Milwaukee-area native, he has had the opportunity to perform on-camera and on-stage on a few continents. He has performed with Chicago, Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Shakes as well as most of the theatres in Milwaukee. His work as a set/sound/lighting designer and director has been seen in dozens of productions and he continues to teach and coach performers with Studio. underground. Uncountable thanks goes to Team Anderle-Smith, without whom, this is not possible. Kavyn Tarnowski (Stage Manger) Kavyn is thrilled to be solo stage managing her very first show! Thank you to JC for the wonderful opportunity, despite the fact that my name doesn’t start with a J, and to the cast and crew for making the experience so magical! Much love to Gregg and the baby goose.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S On behalf of the Board of Directors I want to welcome you to our second Mainstage show of our 55th Season, The Tavern. Tonight you will be entertained by members of our community. You will see that we have been blessed with amazing performers, directors, and designers. We also have a dedicated group of volunteers that help in all phases of the theatre. Without their service it would not be possible to present our high quality of live theatre. I encourage you to get involved at the Theatre - there are many opportunities such as ushering, acting, working on the sets, or serving on a committee. After experiencing this show, tell your friends not to miss it. I hope to see you for the next production, Candy Cane Tales and Holiday Carols, in December. We hope you will continue to support the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s efforts through your continued attendance, and your financial and volunteer support. You can always see what is happening at the Theatre at www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Matthew A. Los Treasurer, Board of Directors

M AD CORNER I saw The Tavern in Minnesota nearly 30 years ago (yikes!) and was absolutely captivated by the story. “Really, I loved the drama of the thing even though ‘twas only make-believe.” The show’s intelligent humor and word play, in addition to the wonderful mix of melodrama and mystery, is sure to delight audiences of all ages. I am also a huge fan of George M. Cohan (having played him in George M!, where I fell in love with my incredible life partner, Kelli), so the opportunity to direct this show was simply too great a temptation to pass up. Cohan is considered to be the Father of Broadway, as he almost single-handedly reinvented the way theatre was presented on the Great White Way. He is, of course, more known for his musicals than anything else, but The Tavern, one of his few nonmusicals, was a huge success, and gave him the opportunity to strut his stuff in the role of the Vagabond. I have been doing theatre for over 40 years now, and this is the first time that I have had a very interesting thing occur; we have fifteen people in the cast, and eight of them have first names that start with the letter J (Jon, James, Jacqueline, Jon, Jacalyn, John, Jamie, and John). Add me into the mix and we have yet another John! How melodramatic and mysterious! I have had a blast working on this show with our incredible production staff, cast, and crew. I thank them, and I thank you! I hope you enjoy our “few hours of delicious, delightful nonsense!” John Cramer Managing Artistic Director The Tavern 7


WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T WCT’s mission is to provide quality live theatre performances and educational opportunities that enrich, challenge, and entertain both participants and audience members. WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E P E R S O N N E L THEATRE STAFF Managing Artistic Director.................................................................................... John Cramer Office Manager.............................................................................................................. Heidi Tufte Education and Outreach Administrator ...........................................................Doug Jarecki Box Office Supervisor and Marketing Director ................................ Michelle Lynn Brien Box Office & House Managers...................................................Katie Danner, Sean Downs, Sharon Grunfelder, Carol McLean, Denise Meagher, Debi Mumford, Kelly Vance ACAP PlayMakers.......................ACAP Players, Mark Cage, Patty Chones, Doug Jarecki BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES Board of Directors Meets third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at WCT Michael O. Bohren, John Cramer (Staff ), Justin Cobb, Gary Ebert (Vice President), Sue Herro (Secretary), Susan Hughes, Matthew Los (Treasurer), Kurt Magoon (President), Larry Nelson, Jean Novy, John A. Sindic, Terry Sutter (Past President), Ralph H. Zick Standing Committees Executive Committee Meets second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm at WCT John Cramer (Staff ), Gary Ebert (Vice Chair), Sue Herro, Matthew Los, Kurt Magoon (Chair), Terry Sutter Finance and Facility Committee Meets second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm at WCT Michael O. Bohren, John Cramer (Staff ), Matthew Los (Chair), Kurt Magoon, Terry Sutter Fund Development Committee Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Carroll University Sneeden House John Cramer (Staff ), Gary Ebert (Chair), Bart Gaffney, Susan Hughes, Rich Labinski (Vice Chair), Terry Sutter

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WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E P E R S O N N E L ( C O N T .) Governance Committee Meets third Wednesday of the month at 5:45 pm at WCT John Cramer (Staff ), Gary Ebert, Susan Herro (Chair), Susan Hughes, Matthew Los, Kurt Magoon, Terry Sutter Ad Hoc Committees Advisory Council Meets third Wednesday in January at 5:30 pm at WCT and additionally as scheduled Scott Allen, Doug Hastad, Nancy Hastad, Dorothy A. Heale, Jon Jones, Kathy Jones, Cathy Labinski, Rich Labinski, Ralph North, Angela Proell, Drake Reid, Evie Reid, Christine Howard Turowski Art Gallery Meets as scheduled by Chair Andrea Bryant, John Cramer (Staff ), Kasia, JoAnn O’Hare (Chair), Teri Peterson, Ralph Zick Education and Outreach Meets as scheduled by Chair Joe Beine, Patty Chones, Carol Dolphin, Susan Herro, Jennifer Horwath, Matt Huebsch, Traci Huntemann-Piatt, Doug Jarecki (Staff ), Chuck Malone, Debbie Marheine, Kathy Nelson, Angie Penzkover, Bonnie Schlais Fundraising Events Committee Meets first Monday of the month at 5:30 pm at Carroll University Sneeden House Phillip Alonge, Michael O. Bohren, John Cramer (Staff ), Nancy Hastad, Kelly Horrell, Margaret Kennedy, Rich Labinski, Matthew Los, Jean Novy, Michelle Vandenhouten, Ralph Zick Talent Wars Committee Meets as scheduled by chair John Cramer (Staff ), Roseann Fasi (Chair), Barb Lancelle, Cindy Velcheck, Patty Wilson Fundraising Education and Outreach Committee Meets as scheduled by Chair Phillip Alonge, Kristen Yarber Grill, Doug Jarecki (Staff ), Dan Klemencic, Rich Labinski, Angie Penzkover

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WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E P E R S O N N E L ( C O N T .) Marketing and Sales Committee Meets first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Rochester Deli Michelle Lynn Brien (Staff ), Kate Martin, Denise Meagher, Jean Novy (Chair), Ralph Zick Play Advisory Committee 2011-2012 Duties Completed Sallie Burkard, John Cramer (Staff ), Karin Cunningham, Susan Hughes, Kurt Magoon, Jean Novy, Sue Rapp (Chair), Sandra Renick, Ken Schenian, Mark E. Schuster, Sharon Sohner (Vice Chair), Emily Thompson Play Advisory Committee 2012-2013 Meets as scheduled by Chair Phillip Alonge, John Baiocchi, Michael O. Bohren, Sallie Burkard, John Cramer (Staff ), Steven Decker, Roseann Fasi, Doug Jarecki (Staff ), Jenny Kosek, Kurt Magoon, Carol McLean, Denise Meagher, Joe Nolan, Jean Novy, Sue Rapp (Chair), Sandra Renick, Lisa Rowe, Ken Schenian, Sharon Sohner (Vice Chair), Ken Williams, Brian Zelinski Production/Non-Production Coordinators: Costume Coordinators ............................................................Aleta Bernard, Sallie Burkard, Lee Piekarski, Ellen Rohr, Sharon Sohner Props Coordinators ...........................................................Monica Santroch, Michelle Tiarks Set Construction Coordinator ............................................................................................... TBD Scene Shop Coordinators ............................................................Aaron Schmidt, A.J. Simon Control Booth Coordinator ...............................................................................Aaron Schmidt Building Maintenance Coordinators .................................................................................. TBD Civic Broadway Singers .......................................................................................... Abby Lorenz Civic Senior Players .................................................................................................Carol McLean Usher Coordinator...................................................................................................... Sara Toenes Assistant Usher Coordinator...............................................................................Phillip Alonge STAFF SAVERS Webmasters ...........................................................................................Kurt Magoon, Sue Rapp Computer Consultant .................................................................................................TechSquad Legal Consultant .................................................................................................... Charlie Davies Clerical Support ............................................. Phillip Alonge, Sara Toenes, Debbie Volden Season Ticket Processing.................................................................................. Box Office Staff Storage & Cleaning ............................................ Magnificent Cleaners and Ken Schenian Facilities Maintenance .............................................................. Phillip Alonge, John Cramer, Rich Labinski, Dexter Meise, Ken Schenian Poster Distribution ............................................................Phillip Alonge and Ken Schenian Staff Parking ..............................................................................................Waukesha State Bank Civic Broadway Singers Ryan Albrechtson-Waukesha, Richard Bartman, Michelle Lynn Brien, Tom Brochhausen-Pewaukee, Paul Burkard, Sam Burkard, Todd Cannaday, Glenn Daily, Jim Dawson, Lori Figurski, Ruby Fillian-Mukwonago, John Hrobar, Annette Kordus-Franklin, Tom Koth, Rich Labinski, Barb Lancelle, Pamela Lange-New Berlin, Dean Larson, Abby Lorenz, Chris Martin, Curt Nash-Menomonee Falls, Jack Pardee, Dawn Pieper-Eagle, Roberta Prospeck, Nancy Radtke-Franklin, Dorothy Riesing, Marcia Ryback-Muskego, Amy Stenzel, Jacob Sudbrink, Emily Thompson, Jim Volden, Don Wilde-New Berlin, Patty Wilson

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WAU K E S H A C I V I C T H E AT R E P E R S O N N E L ( C O N T .) Civic Senior Players Linda R. Bohan, Sandy Bosin, Karen Foley, Rich Johnston, Erling Kolstad, Cheryl Loveland, Carol McLean, Dexter Meise, James Murdock, Lee Piekarski, Jan Scott, Shirley Seidel, Marcia Skarie Usher Volunteers Claudette Ahlgren, Phillip Alonge, Beverly Anderson, Patricia & Ron Andryk, Jerry & Barbara Banach, Barbara Barton, Connie Bedwell, Joan Bell, Jayme Bloch, Ed & Kathy Boehmke, Renee Breecher, Lauren Bruss, Janet Brzezinski, Susan Byrne, Dawn Carpentier, Pat Castelli, Martha Chambers, Aileen Conlin, Ken Cooley, Jerry Dais, Rita Dais, Nellie Dake, Cindi DeBruine, Jim DeBruine, Bill Dehnel, Joan Dehnel, Mary Dillaber, Arlene Dobner, Linda Elder, Mary Engle, Chris Erato, Jenny Erato, Tami Erickson, Leonard Feitel, Susan Feitel, Janice Ferguson, Joan Ferris, Faye Flesia, Arthur Gaffney, Leor Gaffney, Juanita Gorden, Kathy Greenwald, Phyllis Hansen, Karenjoy Hardiman, Joan Heder, Barbara Heighway, Louise Hermsen, Ella Holberg, Sharon Holzman, Angela Houk, Nancy Howard, Donna Inman, Terry Inman, Barb Johnson, Doris Johnson, Kathie Johnson, Annette Juopperi, Thomas Kay, Margaret Kennedy, Jack Koehler, Loie Koehler, Jean Kramp, Charlotte Kranch, Ruth Kraus, Linda Kulinski, Ann Lang, David Lang, Lucille Lawless, LeAnn Lehrer, Judy Lueck, Barbara Magestro, LaVonne Maguire, Harriet Marks, Beryl Marranzino, Bonnie McCormick, Dexter Meise, Barbara Mikula, James Mundschau, Roberta Mundschau, Nancy Muth, Julia Myre, Larry Myre, Katie Nagel, Maria Nagel, Matt Nagel, Shannon Neubauer, Shirley Neustaedter, Sandy Ortega, Tony Ortega, Sally Ottenberg, Lee Piekarski, Jenny Pike, Roger Platzek, Zona Platzek, Joyce Playter, Mary Ellen Powers, Jim Price, Rochelle Pritzl, Marianne Puls, Carol Putz, Dorothy Reinke, David Riehl, Marlene Riehl, Patricia Ries, John Riphahn, Louise Riphahn, Carol Rolfe, Nancy Schmidt, Gene Scholler, Wendy Scholler, Barbara Schumacher, Forrest Schumacher, Judith Schwingel, Gail Seibert, Marty Seibert, Judy Sheets, Marcia Skarie, Dick Smith, Shawn Spellman, Suzanne Sullivan, Donna Swanson, Judy Taylor, Becci Terrill, Joyce Thompson, Sara Toenes, Bonnie Tuszkiewicz, Judy Vento, Kathy Vilski, Miles Vilski, Bill Volmar, Jackie Volmar, John Vos, Louise Vos, Ann Wanner, Barbara Watson, John Watson, Dorothy Wegner, Shaun Weinfurter, Wendy Weinfurter, Carla Werner, Lucy Wichman, Rosemary Wilcenski, Georgeanne Wilson, Blanche Zimpel, Sandy Zingler Volunteer Bartenders Bill Dehnel, Julie Downs, Sean Downs, Sue Herro, Margaret Kennedy, Diane Matuszak, Becky Miller, Dennis Muise, Bob Pugh, Barb Rucci, Terry Sutter Audio Describer Coordinator ...........................................................................Tamara Steiner Photographers.......................................................................Carroll Studios of Photography, John Cramer, Jenny Erato, Kurt Magoon Window Display ..................................................................... WCT Staff, Marcus Promotions Garden Display ............................................................................................................Allen Schuh Marquee............................................................................................. Phillip Alonge, Eric Eggers Volunteer Wall of Fame.......................................................................................... Kurt Magoon Archivists ................................................................................... Kristi Magoon, Debbie Volden Press Releases .................................................................................................... Heather Goeden Cookies.........................................................................................................Back to Bread Bakery Beverages ............................................................................... Water Doctors, Discount Liquor Read More About It ..............................................................................................Mary Wegener 12 Waukesha Civic Theatre


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Audition Dates December 5-6, 2011 December 7-8, 2011 Call for information February 13-14, 2012 April 2-3, 2012

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Auditions for all shows will be held at the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha. No appointment is necessary. For more information call (262) 547-4911 or visit www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery Located just outside the Mardi Bryant Jones Mainstage inside the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building, the Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery features the work of local artists. A new artist’s work is displayed during the run of each of WCT’s productions. The work of the artists can be viewed whenever the building is open. The art displayed during The Tavern is by Laura Krasinski and Chris Lynn Kirsch. Volunteer Opportunities with the Waukesha Civic Theatre WCT has a number of opportunities for people who are looking to volunteer some of their time. Ushers – WCT has the opportunity for hands-on-the-job training, and we welcome people with a willing heart to volunteer as ushers in our 55th season. Ushers must be 14 years or older and are expected to work one performance per production. Usher duties include helping patrons by taking tickets and directing patrons to assigned seats. Active ushers will receive one complimentary voucher to see the Preview performance of each of WCT’s Mainstage and holiday productions! If you are interested in becoming an usher, please call (262) 547-4911.

Raffle Sellers – Would you like to help WCT raise money while enjoying a performance at the same time? Then volunteer to sell raffle tickets during performances. Sellers must be over 14 years old or accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit WCT’s operating fund. Please call the business office at (262) 547-4911. Bartenders – Are you a licensed bartender? WCT is looking for volunteer bartenders to run the bar during performances. Contact the business office at (262) 547-4911 during regular business hours for more information. WCT is also looking for volunteers for scenery construction, lighting, sound, costumes, props, and painting. For more information, call WCT at (262) 547-4911.

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T H E AT R E I N F O R M AT I O N Waukesha Civic Theatre is proud to be established as a downtown institution, performing at the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre building, located at 264 West Main Street.

find “Buy Now” buttons on almost every page of our website. If you would like more information, please contact the Box Office during normal business hours. All sales are subject to service fees.

BUSINESS OFFICE is open from Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and can be reached by calling (262) 547-4911.

GROUP SALES Groups of ten or more qualify for the discounted ticket price of $15.00 per ticket. Full payment for ten seats is required, and all additional seats will be held on reserve as a courtesy. Final group count and full payment for all unpaid seats is required three weeks before the performance. Educational group tickets are $10.00 for groups of ten or more from any educational organization, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. All sales are subject to service fees, except in-person sales.

BOX OFFICE is open from Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, Noon through intermission on show Fridays, and two hours before curtain through intermission on show weekends. The Box Office can be reached at (262) 547-0708. On weekdays, access to the building is through the Main Street entrance only. Mainstage Ticket prices are $19.00, $17.00 for seniors (aged 60 and up) and students (adult students must have a valid student ID), $15.00 for subscribers and groups of ten or more, and $10.00 for educational groups of ten or more. Visit our website or call us for more information about our Student Rush and Pay What You Can ticket discounts. * Regular Business Office and Box Office hours are subject to change due to holidays, inclement weather, and all major WCT events. TICKET SALES Box Office staff will be available to answer your questions and requests during the Box Office hours listed above. In-person sales can be purchased using cash, credit card, or by check. Phone sales must be purchased using a credit card and will be charged a $1.50 per ticket fee. Mail order sales must be purchased using a credit card or by check - please include a $1.50 per ticket fee. Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. All sales are final and there are no refunds. You may exchange individual tickets for a $1.00 per ticket fee. There is no fee to exchange for subscribers. ONLINE TICKET SALES for all open seats are available through our website at www.waukeshacivictheatre.org. You will 16 Waukesha Civic Theatre

SEASON FLEX PASS AND PIX 3 HOLDERS Flex Pass and PIX 3 Vouchers must be redeemed in person or by mail, e-mail, or fax for confirmed seating for the production of your choice. E-mail to boxoffice@waukeshacivictheatre.org or fax to (262) 547-8454, a copy of your VOIDED Pass(es). Box Office must receive one Flex Pass or PIX 3 Voucher per ticket requested before any transaction will be conducted. Flex Pass requests are processed in the order in which they are received (based upon availability). A Flex Pass or PIX 3 Voucher is valid for any of the six Mainstage productions. SEASON TICKET HOLDER EXCHANGES Season Ticket Exchanges are processed in the order in which they are received (based on availability). Exchanges must be done in person, or by mail, e-mail, or fax. E-mail to boxoffice@waukeshacivictheatre.org or fax to (262) 547-8454, a copy of your VOIDED ticket(s). Exchanges can only take place for the same production and must be conducted BEFORE your original ticket date occurs. PLEASE DON’T BE A “NO SHOW!” If you have tickets but cannot make the performance, why not give your tickets to friends to enjoy or let us resell them? You may be able to consider the price of the tickets that you turn in as a taxdeductible donation.


T H E AT R E I N F O R M AT I O N ( C O N T .) CIVIC BROADWAY SINGERS Are you looking for upbeat entertainment for your next special event? The Civic Broadway Singers perform yearround in southeastern Wisconsin under the musical direction of Abby Lorenz. The 30-voice group sings memorable Broadway favorites for a variety of events, from company picnics and Christmas parties to corporate lunches and grand openings. The Civic Broadway Singers provide their own piano and sound system and will perform for groups of all sizes in exchange for a donation to the theatre. For scheduling the Civic Broadway Singers at your next event, please call Abby at (414) 350-8713 or e-mail her at AbbyLorenz@wi.rr.com.

and Girl Scout troops, senior centers, and your family! Please call (262) 5470708 for ticket prices and information. PlayMakers rehearse and perform in the daytime, and are always looking for new actors and technical personnel.

ACAP PLAYMAKERS provide daytime performances (often of original works) based upon school curricula, themes, and ideas relevant to children at various stages of their education. The fall PlayMakers production is geared to our elementary students, and the spring production is produced for middle school students. While offered primarily to school groups, these familyfriendly shows are great for public, private, and home school groups, Boy

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

ACCESSIBILITY The Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building is fully handicapped- accessible, and WCT is proud to offer a number of services for our patrons who have special needs (a four-week notice is required and services are based upon availability). For the hearing impaired we have a T-Coil Loop System, T-Coil Listening Devices, and FM listening devices that will amplify the sounds of the performance. Patrons must have hearing aids with telecoils installed and activated to use the CIVIC SENIOR PLAYERS The Civic Loop System. Patrons who Senior Players are a dedicated group are blind can receive audio of Senior Citizens who have a craving descriptive services for the to entertain others and who want to performance. Wheelchair become skilled at it. The Players will accessibility is available in devote time and energy to becoming two forms: transfer seats actors. There is no charge to the seniors and wheelchair positions. participating. This entertainment will be provided at no charge to any senior organization or residence, and the only PATRONS Please refrain from wearing requirement is an audience of at least highly-scented colognes, perfumes, 20 who would enjoy some laughs and hand cream, or aftershave to perfora good time. Donations to WCT are mances, as many people have allergies accepted. If you would like more infor- or respiratory problems. WCT is conmation, call Carol at (262) 549-1091 or cerned for all patrons and we appreciemail her at wctplayers@wi.rr.com. ate your cooperation.

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


PRODUCTION SPONSORS Season Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin Academy at Civic Theatre (A.C.T.) Arts Waukesha (Combat Boot Camp) The GMAR Youth Foundation (Combat Boot Camp) Waukesha State Bank Media Sponsor The Freeman In-Kind Donors & Trade Agreements Sunset Playhouse Cantrell’s Carpet Cleaning Tech Squad Carroll Studios of Photography Water Doctors Magnificent Cleaners Waukesha State Bank Marcus Promotions Underwriting Acknowledgements Box Office Tickets Underwriter Waukesha State Bank SPONSORSHIP Have your business recognized by the more than 20,000 people who come to the Waukesha Civic Theatre every year. For information on becoming a sponsor, please call the business office at (262) 547-4911.

The show must go on! WCT isn’t a one-act play. Your charitable acts help our future acts. Please consider giving… A gift to our Capital fund or Operating fund at WCT A matching gift through local sponsoring business employers A gift that will last a lifetime through your Will or Estate Planning A gift to our Endowment fund at Waukesha County Community Foundation A gift as a Sponsor or Underwriter of outstanding performances and educational programs Contact John Cramer, Managing Artistic Director, for more information 262-547-4911 ext. 13

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3 New Ways to Support the Waukesha Civic Theatre Now there are three exciting ways for you to support the Civic Theatre while doing something good for yourself at the same time!

Shop online and save at over 3,500 stores on more than 50 million products. Shopping at stores like Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Best Buy, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy and many more can help you earn up to 35% cash back, plus help Waukesha Civic Theatre earn $ royalties on your purchases. For details go to http://www.marketamerica.com/waukeshacivictheatre Boston Store Community Day is an annual fundraising event designed to provide schools, nonprofit and 501c3 organizations with a fun and easy way to raise money. Community Day has expanded to a 2-Day event and will take place Friday, November 11 through Saturday, November 12, 2011. Beginning August 1, Waukesha Civic Theatre will be selling coupon booklets in the Theatre lobby to the public for $5 each and keeping 100% of the proceeds! Stop in and get your booklets today to support the Theatre and save big with coupons, including $10 off a $10 or more purchase, valid during the Community Day Two Day Sale on November 11 & 12.

Donating your unwanted car, truck, boat or RV to a charity has just been made easier. Waukesha Civic Theatre has teamed up with Charitable Auto Resources, a national car-donation program that partners with nonprofit organizations. Charitable Auto Resources has years of experience helping people donate their vehicle in a convenient and hasslefree way. To learn more call: 877-537-5277.


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

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

OPERATING FUND CONTRIBUTORS FROM JULY 1 TO OCTOBER 13, 2011 Angel ($10,000 - $99,000) Jim & Wilma Price Celebrity ($5,000 - $9,999) Thespian ($2,500 - $4,999) Drake & Evie Reid Producer ($1,000 - $2,499) Rich & Cathy Labinski Director ($500 - $999) John & Kelli Cramer Rich Johnston John R. & Coleen E. Marshall Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation Betty Lou Tikalsky Playwright ($250 - $499) Jim & Betty Chermak Frieda Hart Joanne Huelsman ICMA Carol McLean Sara Toenes Designer ($150 - $249) Jim & Monica Ansay Five Star Quality Care, Inc. Chuck & Sherry Foyer Alfred & Sharon Loehrl Cathleen Morris John & Judith Ponasik Sue Rapp

Dewey & Patricia Schiele Terry Sutter Reverend & Mrs. Joseph Tzougros W.O.W. Club Ralph & Marlene Zick Stage Manager ($50 - $149) Pat Ayers Lacey T. Ballman Bonnie Birk Margaret Boettcher In Memory of Burt J. Boettcher Fraland & Eileen Campbell Nancy Cook Robert & Betty Edwards Sune & Jean Ericson Dale & Margaret Fose Mary C. Goelz James & Kathleen Hahn John & Sue Hrobar Matching Gift Program Wisconsin Energy Foundation Frederick & Gayle Jones Al & Meg Kasprowicz Donald & Roberta Kuhnke Ross & Ellen Langill Luther Manor Herbert & Dona Rae Lundin Harriet Marks & Patricia Spaulding Lisa Nevins Arthur & Marilyn Olson Debby Penzkover Pewaukee Area Historical Society, Inc.

Andre & Celleste Ptak Iva Richards St. James Congregation Sharon Sohner Rosetta Sweed Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center Wauwatosa Senior Club Wilkinson Woods Run Crew ($49 and under) Jergen Barber, M.D. & Jean Barber Linda Buhl Leon & Carole Burzynski Greg & Kathleen Carlson John Dauffenbach Dan & Kristine DeKarske Gloria Dohearty Marlene Douglas Thomas Duller Bob & Joan Groth Jan & Marsha Grutzmacher James Hinchman Dennis & Kathleen Hulen Matching Gift Program Wisconsin Energy Foundation Mary Jervis Tom & Irene Kay Ramona Malkowski Bruce & Betty Marggraf Patricia Mitchell Andrea Northrop Walter & Marion Rindt Judith Russell Carol Siegel Frank & Susan Till Dennis & Mary Unterholzner The Tavern 21


C I V I C S U P E R S TA R S We are proud to announce a new donor category, our Civic Superstars. The donors in this group have given a cumulative lifetime donation of at least $25,000. If you feel that you should be included in this list but are not listed below, please let us know. We are working with 54 years of donation records and could quite possibly have missed a Superstar or two. Bielinski Brothers Anthony & Andrea Bryant John J. Bryant Century Fence Company David & Velma Geraldson, Precision Gears Inc. Greater Milwaukee Foundation Dorothy A. Heale William & Joanne Huelsman Rich & Cathy Labinski M&I Foundation Milwaukee Foundation Corporation

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

WAUKESHA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTORS

July 1, 2002 to Present Benefactor ($100,000 and above) Bryce & Anne Styza Fund Angel ($10,000 - $99,999) Dorothy Naughton Waukesha State Bank Celebrity ($5,000 - $9,999) Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Anthony & Andrea Bryant Family Fund Waukesha County Community Foundation

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Thespian ($2,500 - $4,999) Kay & Peter Lettenberger Suzanne Rapp Drake & Evie Reid Producer ($1,000 - $2,499) Dorothy A. Heale Ralph M. North III Director ($500 - $999) Fred & JoAnne Portz Playwright ($250 - $499) Beverly & Donald Chappie John, Kelli, Elena, & Jude Cramer Joseph Piatt & Traci Huntemann-Piatt Lee Rasmussen

Designer ($150 - $249) Kate & James Jolin In Honor of Charles Periman Patricia & Gerald Rakowski In Honor of Charles Periman Stage Manager ($50 - $149) Mae Lass Mr. & Mrs. David Schnabl Lauren Montclair & Jerry Ulvestad Run Crew ($49 and under) Mr. & Mrs. Paul Vrakas


P L A N N E D G I V I N G C O N T R I B U TO R S By including the Waukesha Civic Theatre in your future estate plans you can help ensure the theatre’s future. Please consider joining these generous supporters who have remembered the Waukesha Civic Theatre in their estate plans. Scott & Angila Allen Anthony & Andrea Bryant John J. Bryant June Burrowes John Cramer

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

Ralph M. North III August Revoy Alice Schnetter Midge Verhein

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