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SISTER ACT …AND HOW WHOOPI GOT THE HABIT By Matt Wolf

three million audience members across the ne simple gesture said it all: there globe, including productions in Hamburg, it was, August 2010, and Whoopi Vienna, Milan, and on tour throughout the Goldberg had walked on stage for UK. Expect a stage convention of Deloris‐es the press performance of her lim- someday soon. ited run as the Mother Superior in Sister Act, In Sister Act on stage, Oscar-winning as a capacity crowd at the London Palladium composer Alan Menken offers up an origicheered and hollered in a most gratifyingly nal score in the best pastiche tradition, which un‐English way. Taking in is to say that an entire era of the applause, the star put a disco, gospel, and blues pours finger to her lips in order to forth from the stage, consilence the crowd. The show, tributing to a score that, says as they say, must go on, and it Whoopi, “works just as well was time to do so. as the film, if not better.” Sister Act occupies a speWhoopi in any case knows cial place in the Whoopi first‐hand the virtues of mucanon, and not just because sic‐making when it comes to the source films that inspired musical theatre: she was the the stage musical made a lot unexpected choice to take of money—more than $230 over for Nathan Lane in the million in the case of the hit Broadway revival of Stefirst one—and were also lots phen Sondheim’s A Funny of fun. As that Palladium Thing Happened On the Way vignette served to indicate, to the Forum, directed by Ta’Rea Campbell as Deloris here was a screen phenomJerry Zaks, and it is Zaks who in the touring cast of Sister Act. enon returning to her theatre directed Sister Act on BroadPhoto by Joan Marcus. roots in front of an adoring way—a vivid example of the crowd: Whoopi’s connecsort of small‐world departtion to the material remains undeniable and ment on which Broadway thrives. strong. Let’s just say that even when not in And it’s surely not coincidental that Sondthe production Whoopi hovers over the stage heim’s peerless lyrics for Forum’s uproarious musical as more than a coproducer: a sort of opening number include the immortal line, beneficent, and inspirational, patron saint. “tragedy tomorrow/comedy tonight.” That Sister Act, of course, tells the story of mantra could well apply equally to the hapDeloris van Cartier, the nightclub singer‐ less Deloris, a singer seeking refuge from turned‐nun who has become one of those the gun‐toting Curtis, who finds both a safe characters that audiences know without home and the chance to send some women’s needing to be reminded of the title of the voices soaring within a convent that clearly film itself; Celie from The Color Purple is didn’t realize all it needed was this feisty, another. But when talk turned to fashioning winning outsider to wake them up. Sister Act the movie anew for the stage, Whoopi had may take its opening cues from the cries of no intention of ever appearing in it; instead, a chanteuse in danger, but it builds toward a she was there to preside over something, in celebration not just of the sisterhood but of her view, “brand new, fresh and exciting,” the power of soul, both musical and otherthat could mint a young leading lady‐turned‐ wise. In retrospect, small wonder Whoopi star—just as Whoopi had herself been cata- was keen to still her appreciative public in pulted to attention thanks to her theatre work order to get the show on the road. You came a quarter‐century or more before. to cheer, she seemed to be telling the sold‐ Her intuition must have worked, given out house. Now stay to listen. that Sister Act in London played more than 600 performances over 18 months, break- Matt Wolf is the London theatre critic for The International New ing box office records twice at the Palla- York Times and theatre editor at theartsdesk.com. dium, and on Broadway was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are on sale now to Sister Act The Musical at the In fact, the show has now been seen by over Fisher Theatre April 22–May 4; see the ad page 8.

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QUEEN THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, PHIL MCINTYRE ENTERTAINMENTS, TRIBECA THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS AND NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS

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WE WILL ROCK YOU Music and Lyrics

QUEEN

Story and Script

BEN ELTON Featuring BRIAN JUSTIN CRUM  RUBY LEWIS and

JACQUELINE B. ARNOLD  P.J. GRIFFITH  RYAN KNOWLES  ERICA PECK  JARED ZIRILLI with

DANNY BALKWILL  SAMANTHA BERMAN  BENTLEY BLACK  JESSICA CROUCH SACCHA DENNIS  SAM DIGIUSEPPE  SUZANNA DUPREE  DANIEL GREENBERG STEPHEN HERNANDEZ  NATHAN KEEN  DANIEL KERMIDAS  WILLIAM JOSEPH LEWIS BROOKE MORRISON  JENNIFER MOTE  KATIE MURPHY  JENNIFER NOBLE FRED ODGAARD  PATRICK ORTIZ  STEPHANIE SY  KASEY WALKER Original Production Designer

Lighting Designer

MARK FISHER Sound Designer

BOBBY AITKEN Associate Scenic Designer

RIC LIPSON Orchestrator

STEVE SIDWELL

MARK FISHER & WILLIE WILLIAMS

Costume Designer

Hair and Make-Up Designer

TIM GOODCHILD

JOHN ‘JACK’ CURTIN

Associate Costume Designer Associate Lighting Designer

DAVID NEWELL

Music Director/Conductor

NATE PATTEN

Music Supervisor

Casting

Tour Press and Marketing

Queen Management

Executive Producer

MELISSA CHACÓN

DUNCAN STEWART CSA/ BENTON WHITLEY CSA DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY

GARTH HELM

Music Coordinator

MIKE DIXON, BRIAN MAY & ROGER TAYLOR

Production Stage Manager

BEN NEAFUS

Associate Sound Designer

ANTHONY PEARSON

Production Manager

JIM BEACH

Video Directors

WILLIE WILLIAMS

ALLIED LIVE

SETH WENIG

JOHN MILLER

Company Manager

JAMEY JENNINGS Tour Booking

THE ROAD COMPANY

General Manager

GENTRY & ASSOCIATES GUY JORDIN HEARD

Associate Director & Associate Choreographer

TRACEY FLYE

Musical Staging & Choreographer

ARLENE PHILLIPS Director

BEN ELTON ORIGINAL WEST END PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER RENSHAW ALL MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION IS BASED ON SONGS WRITTEN VARIOUSLY BY FREDDIE MERCURY, BRIAN MAY, ROGER TAYLOR AND JOHN DEACON EXCEPT FOR “UNDER PRESSURE” WRITTEN BY QUEEN AND DAVID BOWIE

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CAST Galileo ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������BRIAN JUSTIN CRUM Scaramouche �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� RUBY LEWIS Killer Queen ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� JACQUELINE B. ARNOLD Khashoggi �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������P.J. GRIFFITH Oz �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ERICA PECK Brit �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� JARED ZIRILLI Buddy ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ RYAN KNOWLES Teacher ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������SACCHA DENNIS Teen Queens..................................................................JESSICA CROUCH, SUZANNA DUPREE, BROOKE MORRISON, STEPHANIE SY GaGa Kids, Globalsoft Executives, Ladies in Waiting, Bohemians ��������������DANNY BALKWILL, BENTLEY BLACK, JESSICA CROUCH, SACCHA DENNIS, SUZANNA DUPREE, DANIEL GREENBERG, NATHAN KEEN, DANIEL KERMIDAS, WILLIAM JOSEPH LEWIS, BROOKE MORRISON, JENNIFER MOTE, JENNIFER NOBLE, FRED ODGAARD, PATRICK ORTIZ, STEPHANIE SY, KASEY WALKER UNDERSTUDIES:

For Galileo—DANIEL GREENBERG, WILLIAM JOSEPH LEWIS; For Scaramouche—JENNIFER NOBLE, STEPHANIE SY; For Killer Queen—JESSICA CROUCH, SACCHA DENNIS; For Khashoggi—DANNY BALKWILL, FRED ODGAARD; For Buddy—DANNY BALKWILL, DANIEL GREENBERG; For Brit—DANNY BALKWILL, PATRICK ORTIZ; For Oz—JESSICA CROUCH, BROOKE MORRISON SWINGS: SAMANTHA BERMAN, SAM DiGIUSEPPE, STEPHEN HERNANDEZ, KATIE MURPHY DANCE CAPTAIN: SAMANTHA BERMAN ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN: SAM DiGIUSEPPE

BAND Musical Director/Conductor—NATE PATTEN Assistant Conductor—BRANDON ETHRIDGE Keyboards— BRANDON ETHRIDGE and EMILY MARSHALL Guitar—TRISTAN AVAKIAN and BOB WEGNER Bass—MIKE COHEN Percussion—DAVID STEVENS Drums—DANNY YOUNG Music Coordinator—JOHN MILLER

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MUSICAL NUMBERS All music in this production is based on songs written variously by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon except Under Pressure, written by Queen and David Bowie.

ACT I

Prologue Innuendo �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Freddie & Company Scene 1: The Hinterland Scene 2: Virtual High School Radio Ga Ga ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� GaGa Kids I Want to Break Free ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Galileo, Scaramouche Somebody to Love ������������������������������������������������������������������������������Scaramouche, Teen Queens Scene 3: The Boardroom Killer Queen ������������������������������������������������������������� Killer Queen and her Globalsoft Executives Now I’m Here ����������������������������������������������������������� Killer Queen and her Globalsoft Executives Scene 4: The Hospital Under Pressure ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Galileo, Scaramouche Scene 5: Killer Queen’s Pad A Kind of Magic..................................... Killer Queen and her Globalsoft Executives, Khashoggi Scene 6: The Wasteland I Want It All �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Brit, Oz, Company You’re My Best Friend ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������Galileo, Scaramouche Scene 7: Descent Into the Underground Headlong ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Oz, Brit, Galileo, Scaramouche Scene 8: Hard Rock Café No-One But You ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Oz, Bohemians Crazy Little Thing Called Love ��������������������������������Brit, Oz, Galileo, Scaramouche, Bohemians

ACT II Scene 1: Laser Cages Flash..... ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bohemians Seven Seas of Rhye ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Khashoggi, Bohemians Scene 2: Wasteland Who Wants to Live Forever ��������������������������������������������������������������������������Scaramouche, Galileo Scene 3: Morning in the Wasteland Scene 4: Killer Queen’s Boudoir Fat Bottomed Girls ���������������������������������������������������������� Killer Queen and her Ladies in Waiting Another One Bites the Dust ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Killer Queen Scene 5: Out on the Road Hammer to Fall �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Galileo, Scaramouche Scene 6: Hard Rock Café These Are the Days of Our Lives Buddy, Bohemians Headlong (Reprise) ������������������������������������������������������������������������ Scaramouche, Galileo, Buddy Scene 7: Graceland We Will Rock You ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Galileo & Company We Are the Champions ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Galileo & Company

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WHO’S WHO BRIAN JUSTIN CRUM (Galileo) is stoked to take We Will Rock You across America! On Broadway he has been seen in the Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal (Gabe/Henry), Grease and Wicked. 1st National Tours: Addams Family (Lucas Bieneke), Grease (Doody) and Wicked. Other credits: Altar Boyz (Original Chicago Cast) as Mark, Jeff Award Nomination. Jesus Christ Superstar, Snapshots a Musical Revue by Stephen Schwartz and more. Brian was a guest star on “Law and Order: SVU” on NBC in the episode Possessed. Thanks to Soffer/Namoff Management, Harden-Curtis Agency, Momma, sistas and friends for their overwhelming belief and support. Now get off your butts and ROCK WITH US! Twitter: @BrianJustinCrum. RUBY LEWIS (Scaramouche) grew up listening to Queen’s Greatest Hits on repeat—what a thrill it is to sing these iconic songs every night! Western Kentucky University grad, Summa Cum Laude. National Tours: Jersey Boys, Grease, Gypsy. Regional: 9 to 5 (Doralee) with 3D Theatricals, Legally Blonde (Elle) at Gateway Playhouse. Film: Another Perfect Stranger, 1 Message and Pass the Light. TV: “Desperate Housewives,” “Medium,” Brothers & Sisters,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Hart of Dixie” and Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” So grateful for her supportive friends, family and community, without which none of this would be possible! Say howdy on FB or Twitter @RubyLewLA. rubylewis.com. JACQUELINE B. ARNOLD (Killer Queen) is extremely proud to be a part of this extraordinary cast of creatives. A few skits I’ve done include, Broadway: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (DIVA). Off Broadway: Bright Lights, Big City (Clara Tillinghast). National Tours: Hairspray, Las Vegas & 1st National Tour (Lorraine, u/s Motormouth Maybelle); Rent, 2nd National Tour, (Joanne Jefferson). Broadway workshops: Diner the Musical (stripper). TV and Film: Make It or Break It (parent), and countless others. I Love You Lola! “If you don’t know where you wanna go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” Just remain in the moment!! CHEERS!!! P.J. GRIFFITH (Khashoggi). Theater: American Idiot on Broadway (St. Jimmy), Giant at The Public Theater and The Dallas Theater Center (Jett Rink), The 1st National Tour of Mamma Mia! (Sky), The Donmar Warehouse/ Taper Revival of Parade (Tom Watson), Rent at Musical Theatre West (Roger), The LA Revival of Tommy (Cousin Kevin), The World Premiere of Setup & Punch at The Blank Theater (Jan— LADCC Award), Romeo & Juliet at La Mama 12

(Mercutio). TV/Film: “The Good Wife.” The Dark Knight Rises, “Without a Trace.” “House.” September 12th, The Weathered Underground. P.J. fronts the band Blue Movie and has shared stages with Buckcherry, Neil Diamond, Biohazard & Green Day. ERICA PECK (Oz). Best known for her Dora-award nominated performance as Scaramouche in the original Canadian company of We Will Rock You, Erica Peck starred as Mary Maguire in the world premier of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Boys in the Photograph in Winnipeg and Toronto. Other credits include The Wedding Singer (Stage West), Songs for a New World (Angelwalk) and Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (Charlottetown). In 2012, she made her Stratford festival debut in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy). She has performed with The Killers, Burton Cummings and Queen. Running a vintage clothing business “WildthingVintage” on the side, she has been featured on Etalk Daily, ET Canada and MTV. Thanks to Mom and Dad, the gang at Talent House, Marat, and her favorite rock and roll boys, Robin and Pluto. JARED ZIRILLI (Brit). Recently played Lt. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. NY—Lysistrata Jones (OBC), Fat Camp (Off Bway), Jacob in Twilight: The Musical (New World Stages), Beto in Bare, Bullets Over Broadway (w/Susan Stroman and Woody Allen). Tour—Wicked (Fiyero Cover). Regional: LMNOP (Goodspeed), Roger in the Equity Premiere of Rent, Matthew in the DC Premiere of Altar Boyz, The Light in the Piazza (Maine State), Radames in Aida (Drury Lane). TV: “Pan Am.” “Blue Bloods.” Host: ‘Jared’s Broadway Boo’s’ (interviewing/terrorizing Broadway’s Best!) Thanks H/H! For mom, Rayzie and Justin, and grampa. Love my Whitney. Dedicated to dad. JaredZirilli.com. Twitter @JaredZirilli. RYAN KNOWLES (Buddy). Off-Broadway: NEWSical: The Musical, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Caligula Maximus (Caligula), Fools in Love (Nick Bottom). National Tours: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Grandpa Who), OZ: The Musical (Wicked Witch of the West). Regional: Disney’s Aladdin (The Genie), Assassins (JW Booth), Little Shop...(Orin). On TV, Ryan was host of Nickelodeon’s daily live two-hour program Me:TV. “Long Live Rock & Roll!” DANNY BALKWILL (Ensemble, u/s Khashoggi, u/s Buddy, u/s Brit). National (CAN/US): We Will Rock You (Galileo Alt., U/S Brit); Mamma Mia! (U/S Sky, Pepper, Eddie); Regional: Buddy Holly Story ( Jerry Allison/Music Director); Legally Blonde ( Music


Director); Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph); Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy Smith); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (U/S Freddie); Godspell (Judas); Songs for a New World (Man1 ); Honk (Drake). These Performances are dedicated to my mother, Elaine. Thank you for watching over me! SAMANTHA BERMAN (Swing, Dance Captain) is living the dream of singing and dancing! Nat’l Tours: South Pacific, A Chorus Line. Some regional credits include: Curtains, The Boyfriend, Producers, Cats, Thoroughly Modern Millie, White Christmas, All Shook Up. UC Irvine Grad. Grateful for all the support from my most amazing family and friends. samanthasheaberman.com. BENTLEY BLACK (Ensemble). National tour debut! Regional: Flat Rock Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre. BA from University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). Thanks to everyone at CTG and love to Mom, Dad, Nat, and Allison. JESSICA CROUCH (Ensemble, u/s Killer Queen, u/s Oz). An NYU Tisch School of The Arts graduate, Jessica is well attuned to traveling the USA to rockin’ awesome music, previously performing with the national tour of All Shook Up. Regional credits include: Vibrata in Forum (Bay Street), Allison in Bingo! (California Musical Theatre), and Elle Woods in Legally

Blonde for theatre companies on both East and West Coasts winning a StageSceneLA Award along the way. Jessica has also worked as a Production Singer for Carnival Cruise Lines. Love to Mom and Dad! jessica-crouch.com. KCCO. SACCHA DENNIS (Ensemble, u/s Killer Queen) Hailing from Montreal, this Canadian is thrilled to be debuting across the US in WWRY!!! Saccha was recently seen in Ragtime and My Fair Lady at the Shaw Festival as well as past successes such as new musical Maria Severa, One Touch of Venus and Sunday in the Park with George. Other credits include Canadian premiere of Dreamgirls (Theatre Aquarius/MTC/SW); Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (YPT). Saccha thanks TH, Tracey, Benton, her family and friends for their support and to Nicholas. sacchadennis.com. SAM DiGIUSEPPE (Assistant Dance Captain, Swing) is thrilled to be part of this amazing company! Toronto: The Wizard of Oz (Mayor/Ensemble). Select Regional: Hair (Claude U/S); She Loves Me (Arpad); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip); Cabaret (Victor). Training: Sheridan College PMUST (2011). Love to the cast and creatives, THw, and my parents. @samdigiuseppe SUZANNA DUPREE (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining part of the Queen legacy with

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WHO’S WHO We Will Rock You!! Nat’l & Internat’l Tours: A Chorus Line (Sheila). New York/Regional: A Chorus Line; Cabaret; Sweet Charity; 42nd St; Chess; Cinderella. Raleigh, NC native & graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Love & thanks: Benton & Duncan, NETworks, Penny & co and my wonderful family & friends for their never-ending support. DANIEL GREENBERG (Ensemble, u/s Galileo, u/s Buddy). Born and raised in Toronto, Daniel quickly found an affinity for the stage. As a proud graduate of the musical theater program at Sheridan College, Daniel went on to perform in: Legally Blonde (Emmett), All Shook Up (Dennis), Hairspray (Fender), The Wedding Singer (u/s Robbie), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Urinetown (Billy Boy Bill), and Grease (Zuko). Thanks to Tracey, Bruce and TH, mom, dad, Josh, and Nell. Enjoy the show! STEPHEN HERNANDEZ (Swing). Thrilled to be making his Musical debut with the National Tour of We Will Rock You. Stephen has worked with Hysterica Dance Company, Chuthis and Daniel Ezralow. Endless thank you’s to Mom and Dad, Chris, Nate, Vickie, Erin, EDGE Performing Arts Center, bloc, Peter, Kitty and all friends for your support and guidance. NATHAN KEEN (Ensemble). Broadway: Les Miserables (Gavroche). National Tours: West Side Story (Big Deal/Fight Captain), Ragtime (Little Boy), Les Miserables (Gavroche), Beauty and the Beast (Chip). Thanks to the creative team, Nancy Carson, Duncan Stewart & Company, friends, and family. Strength & Honor! DANIEL KERMIDAS (Ensemble) studied Dance and Musical Theater at Marymount Manhattan College. Broadway Tours: West Side Story (Swing, u/s Arab, Baby John), Memphis the Musical (Ensemble). Regional: The Music Man (Tommy Djilas), Carousel (Ensemble). TV: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Season 9). Love and thanks to his family and friends. WILLIAM JOSEPH LEWIS (Ensemble, u/s Galileo). Tours: Hair (Claude), Spring Awakening (Swing). Regional: The Who’s Tommy (Cousin Kevin), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker). The biggest thanks to NETworks and Duncan Stewart and Company. Much love to my family and friends. And my #1 fan, Mom. BROOKE MORRISON (Ensemble, u/s Oz) is thrilled beyond measure to be touring with the First US National Tour of We Will Rock You (Ensemble, Understudy Oz). Other National Tour credits: A Chorus Line (Sheila). Favorite Regional: Legally Blonde (Margot), Cats 14

(Demeter), SUGAR (Sugar). Graduated with her BFA in Music Theater from Elon University and shortly after traveled the world working as a singer/dancer for Holland America Cruiselines. Special thanks to MSA and undying gratitude to her friends and her amazing family for being such a rock in her life. JENNIFER MOTE (Ensemble). Stage Credits: Mirvish Productions: Rock of Ages (Waitress #1), Stratford Shakespeare Festival: West Side Story (Velma), Cyrano de Bergerac, Canadian Opera Company: Iphigenia in Tauris, Helix Dance Project. Film/TV: Suits (NBC), Degrassi: TNG, So You Think You Can Dance Canada (Top 25), The L.A. Complex (MuchMusic), Performed with artists such as: Akon, Dragonette, Shawn Desman, Katy Perry, New Kids on the Block. Much love and thanks to my biggest fans—my family. Dedicated to my favorite lil dudes: Parker, Hailey and Tristan. Now; Let’s ROCK! Twitter: @jenmote. KATIE MURPHY (Swing). We Will Rock You (Mirvish); My Fair Lady (The Admirable Crichton), Shaw Festival; REGIONAL: Legally Blonde (Brooke); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (U/S Christine); Peter Pan (Tiger Lily); 42nd Street (Peggy); Anne of Green Gables (Diana); Charlotte’s Web (Charlotte); CATS; Joseph...; Spamalot; White Christmas; Enchanted Evening (Soloist). BFA Acting UBC. Katie’s a published poet, yoga teacher, and wrote a one-woman show for the VFF. Thrilled to be on the tour of love with her husband Danny. Mom, Dad and Stir: for boundless support. JENNIFER NOBLE (Ensemble, u/s Scaramouche). Broadway: Ghost (Molly u/s perf). Regional: Limelight (Lita Grey), La Jolla; [Title of Show] (Heidi), Playhouse Square; The Mystery...Drood (Drood u/s perf), Idaho Shakes; All Shook Up (Natalie) Little Theatre. Baldwin Wallace. Love & thanks to Mom, Dad, Zach, DFG,The Mine and Duncan Stewart & Co. JenniferNoble.net. FRED ODGAARD (Ensemble, u/s Khashoggi). Theater Credits include: Evita (ensemble), Flat Rock Playhouse; West Side Story (Snow Boy), International Tour. Other Credits: Cirque Due Soleil Viva Elvis, Celine Dion’s A New Day…, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, “Glee,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Strictly Come Dancing,” “Saturday Night Live,” Shrek—The Final Chapter, Dance Flick. I would like to thank my family and friends for all of your support. Also I wouldn’t be here without the hard work of my vocal teacher Jeremiah, Tracey and Coren thanks for everything. PATRICK ORTIZ (Ensemble, u/s Brit). Broadway: West Side Story (Indio, Chino u/s); Tour: West Side Story (swing); Regional: Altar


Boyz (Juan), Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Orchid, A Burlesque Circus (lead vocalist); TV: One Life to Live; Concerts: Front and Center w/ Reba and Steve Miller Band. Education: Cal State Fullerton BFA musical theater. All the thanks to Bloc Agency, my beautiful family (Mom, Felicia, and Phil), Neil, and my God above. STEPHANIE SY (Ensemble, u/s Scaramouche) is PUMPED to be rockin’ out to Queen on her first National tour. Regional: Prairie Nurse, Yorkville ­— the Musical, A History of Breathing (SATA Award Nomination), Velocity (World Premieres), Little Women (Jo March), Footloose (Rusty), Miss Saigon (Kim), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling B (Marcy Park), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Romeo and Juliet, Penelopiad (Oracle/Tannis). Endless gratitude and love to Tracey, the Sy family and dear dear friends. This one’s for you Winnipeg! Twitter: @stephaniesy7. KASEY WALKER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be rocking on the road with WWRY! National tours: Legally Blonde (Ensemble); Regional: Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham)at Ogunquit Playhouse; 42nd Street, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Who’s Tommy at Lyric Theatre of OK; BFA from the University of Oklahoma.

Love to my family and AR for their unwavering support! BEN ELTON (Director, Story and Script) is a multi-award winning novelist, playwright, television writer, screen writer and lyricist. He is also a theatre, screen and TV Director, a Stand Up Comedian and a very occasional actor. He was born in Catford, South East London on May 3rd 1959, the youngest of four children. He read Drama at Manchester University. He is married and has three children. Musicals: The Beautiful Game (Book and Lyrics), Critics Circle Award Best Musical, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, We Will Rock You (Book), Olivier-award winner, music by Queen; Tonight’s the Night (Book), music by Rod Stewart and others; Love Never Dies co-wrote book, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Plays: The New Review with Richard Curtis, Gasping, Silly Cow, Popcorn (Olivier-award, Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award for Crime Fiction), Blast From the Past. Novels: Stark, Gridlock, This Other Eden, Popcorn, Blast From the Past, Inconceivable, Dead Famous, High Society (WH Smiths People’s Choice Fiction Award), Past Mortem (Prix Polar International Crime Writer Award, Amitiès Mortelles), The First Casualty, Chart Throb, Blind Faith, Meltdown, Two Brothers. TV: “The Young Ones”

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WHO’S WHO (BAFTA-award winner), “Alfresco.” “Happy Families.” “Blackadder 2.” “Filthy Rich & Catflap.” “Saturday Live.” “Blackadder the Third” (BAFTA-award winner), “Friday Night Live.” “Blackadder Goes Forth” (BAFTA-award winner), “Ben Elton The Man From Auntie” (The Royal Television Society Writers Award), “The Thin Blue Line” (British Comedy Award and Public and Professional Jury Awards at Reims) , “The Ben Elton Show.” “Blessed.” “The Wright Way.” Ben also wrote “Mr Bean’s” Exam episode. As a stand-up comedian, Ben has been one of the UK’s most successful live acts for almost thirty years. He last toured in 20052006. In 1990 he co-hosted the Nelson Mandela Celebration at Wembley Stadium. He hosted the Brits in 1997 and 1998 and The Royal Variety Performance in 2000. He writes all his own material. Films: Maybe Baby (Writer/Director). Other directing work include Silly Cow, The Thin Blue Line (with John Birkin) Blessed, We Will Rock You, Tonight’s the Night and The Beautiful Game, reworked as The Boys In the Photograph. In 2007 Ben Elton was awarded the Special Golden Rose D’Or at The International Television festival in Lucerne Switzerland for his life time contribution to the Television Arts. BRIAN MAY, CBE, PhD, FRAS is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, and performer; also a Doctor of Astrophysics, 3-D stereoscopic photography authority, patron to a number of charities and a passionate campaigner for animal welfare. Brian penned 22 of Queen’s Top 20 hit singles including “We Will Rock You.” now a feature of almost every sporting event worldwide, and recently a star live feature of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. We Will Rock You also gave its name to the worldwide hit Queen musical now celebrating its 11th anniversary in London, and about to embark on its first US Tour; Brian and band-mate Roger Taylor are co-musical supervisors for the production. Following four decades of worldwide success with Queen and as a solo artist, most recently Brian has been writing and performing with Kerry Ellis, originator of the role of Meat in the London WWRY production. Brian’s interest in 3-D Photography sees the October publication of “Diableries—Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell.” Brian’s fourth book. As an advocate for animal welfare, Brian is a leading inspiration in the ongoing fight against the proposed UK badger cull, and the return of blood sports. brianmay.com. ROGER TAYLOR. Although best known for his powerhouse role in Queen, Roger Taylor 18

is anything but a drummer confined to his kit. With rock ‘n’ roll in his veins all through his schooldays, he has always been a highly active, vocal member of Queen. He famously wrote Queen’s No.1 hits “Radio Ga Ga.” “Days of Our Lives” and “A Kind of Magic.” amongst others. Each of the band’s 15 studio albums included compositions by him including such eternal classics as I’m In Love with My Car and Sheer Heart Attack. He was also the first to make a solo album, 1981’s Fun in Space. To date he has released four solo albums, which, aside from his work with Queen, further highlighted Taylor as an musician and writer with a strong sense of identity, a wide musical perspective, and a defined political awareness, more often than not conveyed in characteristic irony. He is kept busy these days overseeing Queen’s worldwide hit musical We Will Rock You and as the creator and driving force behind the Queen Extravaganza, the hugely successful official Queen tribute band. The Extravaganza is undertaking its second tour of North America and then takes its unique show to the UK. For the immediate future Roger is to release new solo material with the album “Fun on Earth” as well as a retrospective box set, “The Lot.” possibly followed by a solo tour. ARLENE PHILLIPS (Musical Staging & Choreographer) is a showbiz legend, her dance group Hot Gossip revolutionized dance in the UK and in 2013 she was honored by the Queen as Commander of the Order of the British Empire: working with stars from film and TV, to theatre and arenas, choreographing hit West End and Broadway musicals The Wizard of Oz, Starlight Express, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You and Saturday Night Fever; directing the concert The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman; choreographing for Hollywood directors on films from Annie to Monty Python’s Meaning of Life; creating iconic videos for stars Whitney Houston, Elton John, Queen, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, The Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Kiss, Donna Summer and Robbie Williams. As a TV judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Strictly Come Dancing” in the UK and “Over The Rainbow” in Canada, Arlene has become a well loved household name. Follow on Twitter: @arlenephillips, Facebook: TheArlenePhillips. TRACEY FLYE (Associate Director & Associate Choreographer). Tracey’s complete credits span over 135 productions internationally, directing, choreographing and performing. Her directing credits include: Queen’s We Will Rock You at Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre, Associate Director for We Will Rock You South Africa, New Zealand /Asia and Resident Director for


We Will Rock You (Toronto), The Penelopiad, The 39 Steps (RMTC), The Wizard of Oz, Snow White (Ross Petty Productions), Resident Director for War Horse (Toronto). Direction/choreography: Hairspray (Rainbow Stage), staging/choreography West Side Story (Vancouver Opera), The Drowsy Chaperone (TC/MTC), choreography for Kiss Me Kate and Evita, and re-conception of King of Thieves for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Choreographer /Assoc. Director for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Boys in the Photograph, Associate Choreographer for Peggy Sue Got Married (West End), West Side Story (Stratford Festival) and from the time of its North American debut, Tracey was Asst. Choreographer for Mamma Mia! Toronto /U.S. National Tour. She continues to be committed to the development of new works. MARK FISHER (Original Production Designer, Video Director). A world renowned designer and architect Mark Fisher’s credits include the most memorable touring rock concerts ever staged: ‘The Wall’ for Pink Floyd in 1980 and Roger Waters in 2010, all Rolling Stones shows since 1989 and U2 concerts since 1992. His architecturally innovative outdoor stages have been constructed several thousand times in cities throughout the world. He designed the theatre, scenery and acrobatic effects for KÀ, the permanent show by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; other theatre credits include Viva Elvis & Michael Jackson also for Cirque du Soleil. Mark was chief designer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Executive producer for the London 2012 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. WILLIE WILLIAMS (Lighting Designer, Video Director) is best known for his innovative rock show designs where his combination of hi-tech media and lo-tech eccentricity has received much acclaim. Williams has worked with U2 for most of their live career. His work with George Michael, R.E.M. and David Bowie has also been highly regarded. Performing arts projects have included collaborating with Complicité, Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithfull, Kronos Quartet and Montréal dance company La La La Human Steps. Theatre credits for lighting and video design include French & Saunders, Little Britain Live, Barbarella, Pam Ann, Steve Coogan and The Fast Show. BOBBY AITKEN (Sound Designer) has been involved with theatre sound for over 30 years, designing sound for productions in the UK and around the world. Theatre work includes: Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Viva Forever!, Mamma Mia!, Five Guys Named Moe. Bobby was the Sound Designer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralym-

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WHO’S WHO pic Games. For the past few years, Bobby has been working to create techniques to deliver credible sound reinforcement for large scale, in-the-round opera production. TIM GOODCHILD (Costume Designer). Three times Olivier Award Winner has designed for stage, television and film. He has designed over seventy productions for West End theatre and twenty productions for the New Shakespeare Company. In 1988 he made theatre history designing the first Anglo-Soviet production of Swan Lake for the Moscow Classical Ballet, seen in London, the USA, Japan and Moscow. He also designed the ballet A Simple Man for BBC2, which won the 1987 BAFTA Award. BBC2’s musical Look of love and costume designs for the film The Little Prince. Currently working on: Strangers on a Train Gielgud theatre West End and The Nutcracker, Houston Ballet. JOHN “JACK” CURTIN (Hair and MakeUp Designer). Film, Department Head/Key: Almost Perfect, A Little Help, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Academy Award), Joshua, Spinning into Butter, Make Yourself at Home. Television: “Kidnapped,” “Law and Order,” “30 Rock,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Gossip Girl,” “Carrie Diaries.” Theatre: Rock of Ages (NCL), Fame (Phoenix Productions), Kiss of the Spider Woman (NETworks), The Will Roger’s Follies (Troika) 42nd Street (Troika), Oliver (Troika). Broadway Supervisor: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, La Cage Aux Folles (2010), Royal Family (2009), Grease (2007), Coram Boy, The Lion King, Dream. DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY (Casting). Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley are responsible for casting the N. American tour of We Will Rock You, the Broadway revival of Pippin, Chicago (B’way & National Tour), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Off-B’way production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 and upcoming The Tempest for A.R.T. Other projects include: Carnegie Hall, Menier Chocolate Factory (U.S. casting); Royal Caribbean; La Cage aux Folles (2010 B’way revival and tour); Thriller Live (West End); as well as numerous regional theatres. Proud members of the Casting Society of America. dstewartco.com. MIKE DIXON (Music Supervisor) graduated from Trinity College of Music in 1979 and over the course of his varied and multifaceted career Mike has established himself as one of the leading figures in the West End, Television and Radio as a Musical Supervisor, Musical Director, Conductor, Arranger and Composer. 20

NATE PATTEN (Music Director) is thrilled and humbled to get to play “Another One Bites the Dust” in front of an audience. Nate was most recently the music director/conductor for the national tour of Elf that played the Kennedy Center this Christmas. Before that, he spent nine crazy months (of which he remembers three) on the road as the music director of Flashdance. Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Bonnie and Clyde. Off Broadway: Silence! The Musical (also in L.A.), The Toxic Avenger. Tours: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Wedding Singer, The Wizard of Oz. Nate played Danny Zuko in his middle school production of Grease. Much love always to my family and friends. For Dustin. JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). Broadway (over 100 shows, including): Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Pippin; Once; Jersey Boys; Newsies; Rock of Ages; Porgy and Bess; Jesus Christ Superstar; Godspell; La Cage Aux Folles; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Sister Act; Follies; A Little Night Music; Leap of Faith; Baby It’s You; Elf. Musician (bass): Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, Michael Jackson, Peter Paul & Mary, BB King, Bette Midler, Bob Dylan, Mose Allison. His album Stage Door Johnny— John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records. johnmillerbass.com. JAMEY JENNINGS (Company Manager) has served as company manager on several National and International tours, including Les Miserables, Cinderella starring Lea Salonga, Hairspray and most recently Mary Poppins. His favorite roles include Mama Rose and Eva Peron. MELISSA CHACÓN (Production Stage Manager). National tours: Billy Elliot the Musical, Rent and Contact. New York Credits include: 1001, Pinkalicious, Jimi & Mr. B, Circle of Friends, The American Girls Revue as well as Much Ado About Nothing and The School for Husbands (NY Classical Theatre) and As You Like It, The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (Hamptons Shakespeare Festival). She earned her MFA in Stage Management from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. CAROLINE WALKER (Stage Manager) is excited to be a part of this adventure with We Will Rock You! Previous credits include Shrek The Musical Tour (National and Asia), Roméo et Juliette, Elektra, Oklahoma!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Six Degrees of Separation. A native of Dallas, TX, Caroline holds a B.F.A. in Stage Management from UNCSA and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. Many thanks to NETworks and so much love to my incred-


ible family and friends for your support! Romans 11:36. NA Queen Fan Club (Assistant Stage MITCHELL B. HODGES Manager). Broadway: Cabaret, Twelfth Night and Richard III. Tours:Broadway Million Dollar Quartet, Publication: in Detroit Les Misérables 25th Anniversary, West Side program for 2013-14 Story and The Phantom of the Opera. Regional: Paper MillRun Playhouse, Music date: 4-1-14 to Theatre 4-13-14of Wichita, Fort Worth Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. Thanks to Size: Artie,1/4 Jason pg. and Heather! Go Blue! SETH WENIG Producer) been (2-1/4 in.(Executive w. x 3-1/4 in. h.) with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He Proof: 2/24/14; 3:37PM spearheaded the#2; international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen/Ruthie Henshall as well as For: Nederlander Detroit the U.K. regional tour of Rodgers & HammerTheatre & others) stein’s The(Fisher King and I. Together with Cameron Mackintosh, Seth served as executive producer of a 40-week UK regional Design: Frank Bach, tour of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, which also ran in Bach & Associates; Phone 313-822-4303, the United States. He is currently serving as Executive frank@frankbach.com Producer on War Horse, The Phantom of the Opera and We Will Rock You. He is most proud of his greatest productions, Marlo and Camden. ALLIED LIVE (Marketing and Press) is a full-service marketing and advertising agency representing Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions and experiential entertainment entities. Current clients include: Blue Man Group, The Book of Mormon, A Christmas Story, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf, Ghost, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Motown, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Stomp, We Will Rock You, West Side Story and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. THE ROAD COMPANY was founded in 1997 by Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota. In addition to We Will Rock You, current representation includes Wicked, Kinky Boots, Annie, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Evita, Elf, Billy Elliot, Rock of Ages, Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles and Donny and Marie. The Road Company is made possible by Shawn Willett, Magaly Barone, Jenny Kirlin, Justine Spingler, Allie Beik and Garrett Holtz. PHIL McINTYRE ENTERTAINMENTS (Producer) has been producing, promoting and representing acts since 1974. For twenty years the company was one of the country’s leading rock and roll promoters, working with bands such as The Smiths, Culture Club, New Order, Tears for Fears and Metallica. PME also promoted the Queen and Paul Rodgers 2008 European tour. PME has produced two feature films; Guest House Paradiso starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson and Maybe Baby starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson (written and directed by Ben Elton). The company has had six West End hit plays: Gasping, Silly Cow,

Slip of the Tongue, Waiting for Godot, Smaller and the Laurence Olivier Award-winning Popcorn. In May 2002 We Will Rock You opened in London’s West End; a musical collaboration, between Ben Elton, Robert De Niro, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Queen. It has since launched the We Will Rock You UK tour which opened in Manchester in 2009 and the North American tour which opens in 2013. TRIBECA THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Since its founding by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in 1988, Tribeca Productions has produced more than 25 feature films, garnered several Academy Award nominations and countless critics awards, and grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Rosenthal and De Niro’s film and TV credits include executive producers for the upcoming NBC series “About a Boy.” “NYC22.” Being Flynn, and Public Enemies; and producers for Little Fockers, What Just Happened?, The Good Shepherd, Rent, House of D, Meet the Fockers, Stage Beauty, About a Boy, Analyze That, Showtime, Meet the Parents, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Analyze This, Flawless, Wag the Dog, Marvin’s Room, A Bronx Tale, The Night We Never Met, Thunderheart, Mistress, and Night and the City. Under Tribeca Theatrical Productions, along with Queen Theatrical Productions and Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Rosenthal and De Niro have produced the theatrical musical We Will Rock You. The tour will come to North America produced along with Networks Presentations. 21


NETworks PRESENTATIONS (Producer). Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 55 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Blue Man Group National Tour; Elf the Musical; Flashdance the Musical; Memphis the Musical; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse and We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton. STAFF Opening Night: October 15, 2013 HIPPODROME THEATRE, BALTIMORE, MD GENERAL MANAGEMENT GENTRY & ASSOCIATES SCOTT JACKSON GUY JORDIN HEARD  GREGORY VANDER PLOEG MARY WITTE  BOBBY MAGLAUGHLIN  PENELOPE LOPEZ COMPANY MANAGER JAMEY JENNINGS Assistant Company Manager BRAD BROMAN TOUR MARKETING AND PUBLICITY ALLIED LIVE Laura Matalon  Marya Peters Sarah Dahlberg  Jennifer Gallagher Doug Blemker, Mary Alyce Blum, Andrew Damer, John Gilmour, Anne Dailey Meyer, Meghan McDonald, Jackie Smith EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION THE ROAD COMPANY Stephen Lindsay  Brett Sirota 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10036 212.302.5200 voice 212.302.5374 fax www.theroadcompany.com CASTING BY DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY Duncan Stewart, C.S.A; Benton Whitley, C.S.A; Andrea Zee Production Stage Manager.........................................Melissa Chacón Stage Manager............................................................Caroline Walker Assistant Stage Manager.......................................Mitchell B. Hodges Associate Director/Choreographer.................................... Tracey Flye Senior Asst. Choreographer..........................Kelly Fletcher Pedneault Asst. Choreographer................................................. Marc Kimelman Associate Set Designer.........................................................Ric Lipson Associate Costume Designer ..........................................David Newell Assistant Costume Designer..........................................Brooke Cohen Associate Lighting Designer.................................... Anthony Pearson Moving Light Programmer.......................................Dieter Broemson Video Programmer........................................................Ben Keightley Production Electrician..................................................... Kevin Richie Associate Music Supervisor..................................Matt Spencer-Smith Assistant to John Miller.........................................Jennifer Coolbaugh Production Sound..........................................................IRES-Partners Associate Sound Designer..................................................Garth Helm West End Sound Engineer................................................ Simon Sayer Head Carpenter.............................................................Keith A. Keene Flyman/Automation....................................................... Jason Fehlen Asst. Carpenter........................................................... Kaitlin Ciccarelli Head Electrics..................................................................... Eric Briggs 22

Assistant Electrics.................................................... Daniel Benavides Assistant Electrics.............................................................Matt Hrinko Sound Engineer/A1.....................................................Brad Zuckerman Assistant Audio..............................................................Sherie Farmer Assistant Audio...............................................................Alberto Yong Head Props.................................................................... Michael Triolo Head Wardrobe.....................................................Matthew Kelbaugh Assistant Wardrobe ........................................................Danielle King Head Hair & Makeup................................................. Bryon McDonald Keyboard Programmer........................................ Hiro Iida, Jeff Leach Production Assistants........................Nathan Heldstab, Zachary Gray National Press Representatives................................Shore Fire Media Physical Therapy.................................. NEURO TOUR/Carolyn Lawson Production Videographer...........................................HMS Media, Inc. Production Photographer.................. Michael Brosilow, Kyle Froman Accounting............................................................... One Source, P.S.G. Website............................................................................Outside Line Production Photography................................................... Paul Kolnik Accounting.............................................NETworks Presentations, LLC HR & Payroll Services.........................................Human Resources inc Legal Counsel....................................................F Richard Pappas, Esq. Financial Services......................... George W. Wilson, OneSource PSG Insurance........Maury, Donnelly & Parr—Bob Middleton, Meghan Shriver Tax Consultant....................................Brent A. Turner, OneSource PSG IT Services..................................... George W. Wilson, OneSource PSG Trucking......................................................................... Clark Transfer Hotel Booking..........................................Lisa Morris, Road Concierge Cast Bus Booking................................Mary Botosan, Road Concierge Crew Bus........................................................ Dream Catcher Coaches Merchandising...........................................................The Araca Group TRIBECA THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS Co-Founder/Partner....................................................Jane Rosenthal Co-Founder/Partner.................................................... Robert De Niro Vice President of Production............................................Berry Welsh Vice President of Communications...............................Tammie Rosen Executive Assistant.............................................Alexandra Winogora Assistant...................................................................... Laura Czerepak FOR NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS Chief Executive Officer................................................Kenneth Gentry Chief Operating Officer............................................. Scott W. Jackson President...............................................................................Orin Wolf Executive Vice President Production................................ Seth Wenig Director of Finance............................................................. John Kinna Executive Producer......................................................Kary M. Walker Associate Producer....................................................... Angela Rowles Director of Booking............................................. Charmaine McVicker Senior General Manager................................... Gregory VanderPloeg General Manager...........................................................Mary K. Witte General Manager..................................................... Guy Jordin Heard Assistant to the CEO/Associate General Manager..............Curt Owens Assistant General Manager.........................................Penelope Lopez Assistant General Manager.................................. Bobby Maglaughlin Senior Production Manager...........................................Jason Juenker Associate Production Manager......................................Hector Guivas Associate Production Manager..........................................Ben Neafus Assistant Production Manager........................................Evan Rooney Intern, Production Department...................................Ashley Harman Warehouse Manager............................................................Brad Korff Director of Marketing/PR................................................Heather Hess Music Coordinator............................................................John Mezzio Controller....................................................................Jennifer Gifford Accounts Payables............................................................ Laura Carey Office Manager.......................................................... 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The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

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The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. The Theatre Managers, Press Agents, and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.

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La Musique • hotelstregisdetroit.com • page 27 New Center, 3071 W Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202. (313) 873-3000. Type of cuisine: American, Price: $$, Amenities: GPRV. Eat. Play. Stay. Park and dine at La Musique in the historic St. Regis Hotel and walk to the Fisher Theatre. Contemporary American Cuisine. Maccabees at Midtown • page 25 Midtown, 5057 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI 48202. (313) 831-9311. Type of cuisine: American bistro, Price: $$, Amenities: GRSV. In midtown near the DIA. Park at the theatre and we will pick you up for dinner and take you back in time for the show! Mario’s • mariosdetroit.com • page 27 Midtown, 4222 Second St., Detroit, MI 48201. (313) 832-1616. Type of cuisine: Italian, Price: $$$, Amenities: GPRSV. Complimentary shuttle to & from the theatre. Show your tickets and receive 10% off food on your performance date. Afterglow specials too! Party with the people who perform. Mercury Burger Bar • mercuryburgerbar.com • page 28 Corktown, 2163 Michigan Ave. Detroit MI. 48216, (313) 964-5000. Type of cuisine: American, Price: $. Classic American burger bar, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, grilled bologna, tater tots, Guernsey dairy milk shakes, Michigan craft beers, full bar. Morton’s The Steakhouse • mortons.com/troy • page 27 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084. (248) 404-9845. Type of cuisine: Steakhouse & Seafood, Price: $$$, Amenities: RV. Morton’s The Steakhouse offers the finest quality foods, featuring USDA Prime, aged beef, fresh seafood, decadent desserts and award-winning wines.

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PRELUDES & ENCORES from page 24 Ocean Prime • ocean-prime.com • page 24 Coolidge & Big Beaver, 2915 Coolidge Highway, Troy, MI 48084. (248) 458-0500. Type of Cuisine: Seafood, Price $$$, Amenities: FVRG. Seafood or Steak? At Ocean Prime, you can choose the best of both. Our passion is to give you an extraordinary supper club experience. Ottava Via • ottavavia.com • page 28 Corktown, 1400 Michigan Ave. Detroit MI. 48216, (313) 962-5500. Type of cuisine: Casual/Rustic Italian, Price: $$, Amenities: FR. Stone fired pizza, small plates, pasta, Italian entrees, gelato, outdoor seating, bocci ball in season, full bar. The Rattlesnake Club • rattlesnakedetroit.com • page 25 300 River Place Drive, Detroit, MI 48207. (313) 567-4400. Type of cuisine: American, Price $$$ GRV. The Rattlesnake Club celebrates over 25 years in Detroit! Chef Chris Franz’s innovative cuisine, our attentive service and award-winning wine list await on Detroit’s Riverfront! Star Lanes Restaurant at Emagine Royal Oak • page 15

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PRELUDES & ENCORES from page 27 County’s best family restaurant, The Country Inn (countryinnrestaurant.net). Whatever your dining pleasure, the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group offers you a wide variety of authentic cuisine—never compromising the quality of food, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Enjoy a great atmosphere and professional service at each of our locations. Owner and CEO Joe Vicari is a proud supporter of Broadway in Detroit since 2009. Restaurants in The Westin Book Cadillac • page 26 Downtown Detroit, 1128 Washington Blvd. at Michigan Ave., Detroit MI 48226: ● 24 Grille • spa1924grille.com, (313) 964-3821. Type of cuisine: American, Price: $$$, Amenities: RV. Located on Michigan Ave. at the Westin Book Cadillac, 24grille features Executive Chef Christian Borden’s interpretation of classic American dishes. Take 10% off your entire bill with your theatre ticket.

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The musicians employed in this production are members of the Detroit Federation of Musicians, Local 5. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E).

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