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JAN 27 - FEB 7, 2021 Supported in part by

GARDENTHEATRE.ORG • 407.877.4736 • 160 WEST PLANT STREET • WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA 34787 ©2020 GARDEN THEATRE, INC.


Joseph C. Walsh Artistic Director

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY EDWARD KLEBAN

BOOK BY LINDA KLINE AND LONNY PRICE

Elisa Spencer-Kaplan Managing Director

ORIGINALLY DIRECTED ON BROADWAY BY LONNY PRICE

A CLASS ACT was originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and previously developed by Musical Theatre Works. A CLASS ACT is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com


SPECIAL THANKS Garden Theatre would like to thank these extraordinary partners, without whom this production of A Class Act would not be possible: FX Design Group; 1st Choice Door & Millwork; Toole’s Ace Hardware; and the City of Winter Garden.

With this production, we honor the memory of our beloved Garden Theatre volunteers Richard Cox and Peggy Handelman, whose favorite show was A Chorus Line. They will be deeply missed. There will be one 15-minute intermission. Please note that this production utilizes fog hazers and strobe lights. As a courtesy to our performers and audience members, please mute and put away all cell phones and other personal electronic devices during the show. Smoking of any kind, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited within the building. To best protect the health and safety of everyone at the Garden, masks are required to be worn at all times inside the building. When in public areas such as the lobby and restrooms, please distance yourself from other guests. THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS OR STREAMS IN ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR(S)’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: https://concordtheatricals.com/resources/protecting-artists.


Musical Numbers ACT I Scene 1: The Stage of the Shubert Theatre on Broadway - February, 1988 “Light On My Feet”*...........................................................................................................Bobby, Ed Scene 2: Hillside Hospital - 1958 / The Shubert Theatre - 1988 “Beside the Fountain in the Garden of the Hospital”................................................The Company “One More Beautiful Song”........................................................................................ Ed and Sophie Scene 3: The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop - 1966 “Fridays at Four”.........................................................................................................The Company “Bobby’s Song”..........................................................................................................................Bobby “Charm Song”..........................................................................................Lehman and the Company “Paris Through the Window”**................................................................... Ed, Bobby and Charley Scene 4: Ed’s Apartment - 1966 “Mona”....................................................................................................................................... Mona “Under Separate Cover”....................................................................................Lucy, Sophie and Ed Scene 5: A Recording Studio at Columbia Records - 1967-1971 “Don’t Do It Again”......................................................................................................Felicia and Ed “Gauguin’s Shoes”...................................................................................................Ed and Company Scene 6: Columbia Records - 1971 “Don’t Do It Again” (Reprise)............................................................................................... Lehman Scene 7: Outside The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto - 1972 “Light On My Feet” (Reprise #1)................................................................................ Ed and Bobby “Follow Your Star”...................................................................................................... Sophie and Ed

ACT II Scene 1: The Shubert Theatre - 1988 / Manhattan - 1973 “Entr’acte”...........................................................................................................................Bobby, Ed “Better”***...........................................................................................Ed, Felicia and the Company Scene 2: Sophie’s Laboratory - 1973 “Scintillating Sophie”.....................................................................................................................Ed “The Next Best Thing to Love”............................................................................................... Sophie “Light On My Feet” (Reprise #2)...................................................................................................Ed Scene 3: Central Park / Michael Bennett’s Studio - 1973 “Broadway Boogie Woogie”........................................................................................................ Lucy Scene 4: The Public Theatre - 1974-1975 A CHORUS LINE Excerpts §.......................................................................................The Company Scene 5: Manhattan / Sophie’s Laboratory - 1975-85 “Better” (Reprise).............................................................................................Ed and the Company “I Choose You”................................................................................................................Ed and Lucy “Light On My Feet” (Reprise #3)...................................................................................................Ed “Say Something Funny”..............................................................................................The Company Scene 6: The BMI Workshop / St. Vincent’s Hospital / The Shubert Theatre - 1986-88 “When the Dawn Breaks”...............................................................................................................Ed “Self-Portrait”..................................................................................................................................Ed Finale (“Self-Portrait”)......................................................................................................The Company * Additional lyrics by Brian Stein **Additional lyrics by Glenn Slater ***”Better” used with permission of The Kleban Foundation, Inc. § From A CHORUS LINE: Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Michael Bennett; Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante; Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Edward Kleban.


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THE CAST (in order of appearance) Ed ......................................................................................................................Sean Powell Lucy.................................................................................................. Valerie Torres-Rosario Bobby / Michael................................................................................................ Gavin Waid Felicia.............................................................................................................Tay Anderson Lehman..................................................................................................... Terry E. Thomas Charley / Marvin.......................................................................................Russell Stephens Mona....................................................................................................... Sarah Beth Ganey Sophie...................................................................................................Lillie Eliza Thomas

Time: 1958-1988 Place: The stage of the Shubert Theatre and other locations

THE PRODUCTION TEAM Director......................................................................................................Joseph C. Walsh Apprentice Director..............................................................................Alexander LaPlante Music Director.............................................................................................Bert Rodriguez Choreographer................................................................................................. Mayme Paul Scenic Designer..................................................................................................Bert Scott* Lighting Designer...............................................................................................Bert Scott* Costume Designer...............................................................................................Dan Jones Sound Designer......................................................................................Anthony Narciso* Properties Master..................................................................................... Kyle Ransbottom Stage Manager................................................................................... Tiffany Lyn Meadows Assistant Stage Manager...................................................................................Erica Felton Master Electrician........................................................................................ David Clenney Master Carpenter................................................................................John Phillip Sublette Assistant Carpenter..................................................................................... Justin Harmon Scenic Artist...............................................................................................Isabella Cellucci Audio Engineer (A1)................................................................................Cheyenne Dalton Costume & Makeup Run Crew Chief.................................................. Rosibel Hernandez Spot Operator.............................................................................................Tom Limbacher *Member, United Scenic Artists

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Who’s Who in The Cast TAY ANDERSON (Felicia) is so excited to be returning to the Garden stage! She was last seen at the Garden as Ambrosia Pilar in A Tennessee Walk (BWWA winner) and as Bonnie Parker in the Central Florida premiere of Bonnie & Clyde the Musical. Other favorite credits include: Penny in Hairspray, Jeanne Coyne (assistant choreographer) in What A Glorious Feeling, Peggy Jones in The Andrews Brothers, Mary Bailey in Miracle in Bedford Falls, and Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes. Much love to Mom, Dad and CK. SARAH BETH GANEY (Mona) is a Florida native, but new to the Winter Garden theatre community and is very excited to be on a new stage. During the day, Sarah is a Legoland Florida employee, working in the entertainment field, she is a member of the percussion group JunNk, and she is a member of the Opera Orlando 2021 Company Chorus. She has most recently been in productions at Theatre Winter Haven as Wendy Jo in Footloose, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde, and Sister Amnesia in Nuncrackers. She recently finished a wonderful production of Pumpboys and Dinettes at Ocala Civic Theatre as Rhetta and, last year, went on a tour with the National Theatre for Children through Pennsylvania in one of their educational theatre offerings. Sarah attended college for Vocal Performance at Drake University and was lucky to play the titular role in Alice Ryley and the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte while there. SEAN POWELL (Ed) is excited to return to the Garden after appearing in last season’s production of Violet. Other Central Florida productions include Spitfire Grill and Once the Musical at Mad Cow Theatre. Favorite roles include Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet; Woody Guthrie in American Song; Johnny Cash in Ring of Fire; Emmett in Legally Blonde; Britt Craig in Parade; and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. B.F.A. Missouri State and finishing an M.A. in Actor Musicianship from Rose Bruford College in London. “Thank you for returning to the theatre and sharing in the magic of live performances.” www.seanpowell.net RUSSELL STEPHENS (Charley / Marvin) is delighted to return to the Garden after previously appearing in Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl), Violet (Preacher, et al.), and Ragtime (Younger Brother). Most recently, Russell directed and performed in Celebration Theatre Company’s production of Sondheim on Sondheim. Other recent Orlando credits include: Children of Eden (Theatre at St. Luke’s); Company, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Titanic the Musical: in Concert (CFCArts); five seasons of O Wondrous Night (SeaWorld); and cabaret performances at The Abbey, Aloft Hotel, and the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. Russell is proud to serve as Board Chair for Celebration Theatre Company.

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Who’s Who in The Cast LILLIE ELIZA THOMAS (Sophie) is INCREDIBLY excited to be back on Garden Theatre’s stage! Lillie holds a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Central Florida, but has studied music her entire life. Some previous acting credits include: Matilda (Miss Honey), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy), Much Ado About Nothing (Don John/Margaret/ Sexton), Ragtime (Sarah – postponed due to COVID-19), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), IF/THEN (Kate – 2019 Broadway World Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), Children of Eden (Eve and Mama Noah – 2019 Orlando Sentinel Critic’s Choice for Best Leading Actress in a Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy van Hossmere), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Hair (Dionne), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II, 2018 Broadway World Nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical; Crystal, 2016), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), and Sister Act (Deloris van Cartier). Incredible thanks to her family (especially her late father) and friends for endless love and support. www.LillieElizaThomas.com. TERRY E. THOMAS (Lehman) returns to the Garden after appearing as Rudolf/Ensemble for Hello, Dolly! and serving as musical director for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. With a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Indiana State University, Terry has performed and served as an educator throughout the United States, Germany, and the Middle East. Theaters where he’s been a musical director include the Ice House Theatre, Theatre Winter Haven, Riverside Theater in Vero Beach, the Orlando Civic Theater, Orlando REP, the Department of Defense, the British and American Community Theater in Kuwait, Clock Tower Dinner Theater in Rockford, IL, the Orlando Gay Chorus, the University of Central Florida, and high schools in Indiana, Florida, and Kuwait. Terry has also appeared onstage as..... well, a lot of different people. He is very happy to have learned a lot about Mr. Engel and his great career. Thanks to the Garden! VALERIE TORRES-ROSARIO (Lucy) is honored to be making her Garden Theatre debut. Originally from Puerto Rico, she holds a B.F.A. in Theater Performance from the University of Florida. Recent and regional credits include In the Heights (Nina, Osceola Arts), American Idiot (Heather, Theater West End), Dos Familias (Juliet, CFCArts), The Little Mermaid (Allana, Argyle Theatre), and Evita (Mistress, Orlando Shakes; Orlando Theater Best of 2019: Featured Actress in a Musical). She gives glory to God and thanks her familia and friends.

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Who’s Who in The Cast GAVIN WAID (Bobby / Michael) is excited to be joining Garden Theatre in this beautiful production of A Class Act. Originally from Lake Wales, Gavin received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Central Florida, and his Masters of Music from the University of WisconsinMadison. Favorite past roles include the Baker (Into the Woods), Tobias Ragg (Sweeney Todd), and Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro). Gavin is honored to be able to perform with the Garden and would also like to thank – as always – his family and friends, near and far, for their constant love and unwavering support.

Who’s Who in The Production Team JOSEPH C. WALSH (Director) is an award-winning theatre director and educator who is thrilled to be a member of the Garden Theatre team. Most recently he served as the Artistic Director of Arlington Children’s Theatre in Arlington, MA and Wild Oats Productions in the UK. He was the Interim Director of Education at the White Plains Performing Arts Center where he also directed Ghost (starring Natalie Weiss and Steven Grant Douglas) and West Side Story. Joseph directed critically-acclaimed productions of Hairspray and Singin’ in the Rain for the Cork Opera House in Ireland. In 2013 Joseph collaborated with West End star Linzi Hateley to devise and direct Linzi Hateley: True Colors - Life Since Carrie at Saint James Theatre in London and 54 Below in New York, as well as the London revival of Love Story: The Musical, which was nominated for an Off-West End Award for Best Musical. Joseph directed the Off-Broadway premiere of Sonder at The Player’s Theatre and in London’s West End he served as Assistant Director on Coyote on a Fence and Resident Director on When Harry Met Sally (starring Molly Ringwald and Michael Landes). Joseph spent three seasons as the Touring Director for White Horse Theatre, the world’s largest touring educational theatre company, where his work was seen across Europe and Japan. ALEXANDER LaPLANTE (Apprentice Director) is happy to be joining the creative team as the first apprentice director! A recent graduate of Emerson College, his credits include, Stardust (Music Director), First Date (Music Director), Lucky Stiff (Assistant Director), and American Idiot (Director). He is proud and grateful to be behind the table helping out and learning how to work in this COVID world. BERT RODRIGUEZ (Music Director) is so happy to make music at the wonderful Garden Theatre! He most recently wrapped The Fantasticks at The Athens Theatre in Deland where he music directed Footloose, Gypsy, and A Christmas Carol in years prior. Last year he music directed the smash hit Marie and Rosetta at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. He has musically helmed Mad Cow Theatre’s It Was A Very Good Year (and Yule) cabarets for the past 3 years, and was fortunate to music direct the regional premiere of Matilda at Theatre South Playhouse in 2019. He thoroughly enjoys working with the teens and youth at Theatre South Playhouse and Theater West End, dedicated to inspiring a passion for the Arts to the generation that will lead us into the future.

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Who’s Who in The Production Team MAYME PAUL (Choreographer) has been fortunate to have a long successful career in the arts. She has Directed and Choreographed well over one hundred productions in LA, Seattle, Vegas, DC and Central Florida. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line, Little Johnny Jones, The Tap Dance Kid and The TONY Awards. She is thrilled to be working at the Garden Theatre on A Class Act, bringing back wonderful memories from her time with A Chorus Line (having been part of the cast when the show broke the record for the longest running hit on Broadway.) Mayme currently teaches dance at UCF. Thank you for supporting live theatre! BERT SCOTT (Scenic Designer / Lighting Designer) Previously at the Garden: lighting for Violet and A Christmas Story and scenery for Hello, Dolly!. Off-Broadway: According to Goldman, Bass for Picasso, The Unexpected Guest, The Cocktail Hour, The Middle Ages, The Rules of Charity. Regional: Triad Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Florida Rep, Stages St. Louis, Theatre West Virginia, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, Orlando Shakes, Orlando REP, Nickelodeon, and Norwegian Cruise Line. Professor of Theatre at UCF. Theatre M.F.A.: UNC-Greensboro. Engineering B.S.: Virginia Tech. Bert is a proud member of United Scenic Artists. DAN JONES (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be designing costumes for A Class Act. Dan currently serves as Costume Shop Manager for UCF’s School of Performing Arts. Recent design credits include Hello, Dolly!, Violet, and Ragtime (Garden Theatre), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Theatre UCF), and Tuck Everlasting (Orlando REP). Past design credits include: Ohio Light Opera, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, and Nebraska Theatre Caravan. He holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Doane University. ANTHONY NARCISO (Sound Designer) is a Sound Designer and Composer based out of Orlando, FL. Anthony routinely designs for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Garden Theatre, Theatre at St. Luke’s, Auburn University, and Orlando REP as their seasonal designer. He previously served as sound designer for the Texas Shakespeare Festival from 2013-2018. Recent credits include Vote? and Pete the Cat at Orlando REP; Children of Eden and Mary Poppins at St. Luke’s; Hello, Dolly! and Ugly Lies the Bone at Garden Theatre; and Bring it On the Musical at Auburn University. Anthony is a proud member of United Scenic Artists. KYLE RANSBOTTOM (Properties Master) is a freelance prop and scenic designer/fabricator based in Central Florida. He has previously been the Garden’s Prop Master for 1984, Gypsy, and Xanadu. He has designed scenery for the Garden Theatre’s productions for A Christmas Carol, Flashdance, and Xanadu. www.ransbottomdesign.com TIFFANY LYN MEADOWS (Stage Manager) (she/her) is a freelance stage manager in the Central Florida area who loves hedgehogs, lavender coffee, and exploring sustainable, accessible stage management methods and tools. Previous stage management work includes: Violet (Garden Theatre); Steel Magnolias, Mary Poppins, Children of Eden (Theatre at St. Luke’s); Vote?, The Lion King Jr., The Giver, and Seussical The Musical TYA (Orlando REP). Tiffany is proud to serve as the Associate Director of Worship and Arts at St. Luke’s UMC and as part of the guiding committee for GOPAR. Amor to BVega in Beijing!

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Who’s Who in The Production Team ERICA FELTON (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to be joining the Garden Theatre as a first time Assistant Stage Manager. Erica got her start in theatre as a scenic carpenter apprenticing at Ocean State Theatre Company in Rhode Island and Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut, and has since worked in community and regional theatres in Connecticut and Florida. DAVID CLENNEY (Master Electrician) has been a part of the Garden since La Cage aux Folles, and is working on his 31st show with the company. As a native of Orlando he has thoroughly enjoyed participating in the growth of the theatre community in the area. David attended Seminole State and the University of Central Florida. He would like to thank his family, friends, and you for your support of the arts. JOHN PHILLIP SUBLETTE (Master Carpenter) is an enthusiastic young theatre professional who recently debuted at the Garden Theatre as a scenic carpenter for Hello, Dolly!. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Florida State University, and is an avid performing artist in addition to his work in technical theatre. He has performed in orchestras, opera choruses, and several musicals in Central Florida. You can see John in the chorus for the upcoming production of Die Fledermaus with Opera Orlando. JUSTIN HARMON (Assistant Carpenter) is excited to build another set for the Garden Theatre! Justin graduated from Valencia College’s Entertainment Design & Technology program in 2018. Justin also freelances around Orlando working many shows at multiple venues and music festivals. In his free time, Justin enjoys bowling and playing video games. ISABELLA CELLUCCI (Scenic Artist) is an Orlando-based Scenic Artist for theater and television. Her work can be seen at many theaters throughout Florida including the Orlando Repertory Theatre and Orlando Shakes. Recent theatrical scenic charge credits include Matilda, Ugly Lies the Bone, and Deathtrap. Isabella has also worked as a scenic artist for the Paramount Network television show Ink Master: Grudge Match. She holds a degree in Production Design from Valencia College. CHEYENNE DALTON (Audio Engineer) is an audio engineer based out of Orlando, Florida with a penchant for children’s theatre, rock musicals, and anything fast-paced. Throughout her decade of mixing, her favorite shows have been Assassins, A Year with Frog and Toad, Chicago, and The Full Monty. This is her third production with the Garden Theatre, following Hello, Dolly! and Matilda. ROSIBEL HERNANDEZ (Costume and Makeup Run Crew Chief) is happy to return to the Garden Theatre this season! Her most recent credits include wardrobe chief for Ugly Lies the Bone and Hello, Dolly!. Rosibel also works as a stitcher at the Orlando REP and American Players Theatre in Wisconsin. She has a B.F.A. at the University of Central Florida with a focus in costume technology. TOM LIMBACHER (Spot Operator) Is excited to once again be joining the team here at the Garden. Last seen onstage in Hands on a Hardbody, Tom has also worked crew for Hairspray, La Cage aux Folles, Christmas by Committee, Xanadu, and Gypsy. Tom is also a very recognizable character actor from his numerous Orlando regional theatre appearances but, right now, he is most happy to be here at the Garden.

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Rebecca Roper Proscenium Arch There is a physical space in the theatre that serves as a bridge between the audience and the actors. It is called a proscenium arch - a gateway and connector. The proscenium of the Garden is named in honor of our Founding Board President’s 15 years of volunteer service, leadership and a passion for the arts that changed a community.

Box Office Info

Tickets are available online at gardentheatre.org or by calling 407-877-GRDN (4736) Due to the nature of live performance, events, performers, dates, and times are subject to change. Seating policy – All late seating will be at the discretion of the House Manager and cannot be guaranteed. Please arrive early. House Rules – Any photography, audio, or video recording of this performance is strictly prohibited. House management reserves the right to remove disruptive guests. No outside food or drink; no concessions will be offered at this performance. Accessibility – Kindly arrange any special needs, including wheelchair accessible seating, with the Box Office staff. House management will provide assisted listening devices and large print playbills upon request. Returns and Exchanges – There are no refunds on tickets to Garden Theatre events. All sales are final. There is a $5 exchange fee on ticket orders. Ticket exchanges must be made at least 24 hours prior to the performance. No credit will be given. Subscribers are exempt from this fee. Restrooms – Restrooms are located on the second floor via the grand staircase through the double doors near concessions. The lobby restroom is meant for those guests with difficulty accessing the second floor.

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S.C. Battaglia Foundation State of Florida Historic Preservation SunTrust The Bond Foundation The Brown Family Foundation The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation The Roper Family Foundation, Inc. Tim’s Wine Market United Arts of Central Florida Universal Orlando Foundation Valencia College Valencia Foundation Walt Disney World Dr. William and Phaedra Steele Ward Britt Family Winifred and Joel Sharp West Orange Junior Service League

Luminary Circle ($2,000+ Gifts)

AdventHealth Winter Garden Allie Braswell Anthony and Joan Colandrea Becky Roper Bob and Dianna Duffy Charities Aid Foundation of America Christina McGuirk City of Winter Garden David and Joyce Romano David and Lyn Berelsman Dr. Jeffrey Redding Duke Energy George A Kalogridis and Andrew Hardy

Greg Mason James Mallonee Jan Penrose JoAnn Ankoviak Julie Kleffel Keith Davenport and Jared Walker Keith Smith and Marc Caglia Matt Jassak Mattie and Larry Henrichs Orange County Govt Paul Oppedisano and James Bowden Ray Fournier and Clint Connor Roper Family Foundation

Susan Haugen Todd Wheeler Toole’s Ace Hardware United Arts of Central Florida Universal Orlando Foundation Universal Orlando Resort Wayne Weinberg and Amy Pempel Wendy Givoglu Wesley and Mark Catlett-Miller William and Nancy Yarger William and Reema and Finley Hayden

Producer’s Club ($1,000+ Gifts) Bettina Buckley Carol and Van Sher Ingeborg Gross Joseph Warren Les Josephson

Alice Williams and Debbie Zutter Amy Sue Lambert B A and Clifford B Ayer III Benjamin Patz Brian, Matt and Madison McGrew Donna and Keith Van Allen

Mike and Vicki Gillett Louis Hoerrner Mr. Mark and Dr. Keisha Hoerrner Pamela Nulman

Renee and Kenneth Mayhew Rosemary O’Shea Ryan and Amanda Hinricher Walmart Giving

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JOIN OUR GARDEN PATRON PROGRAM As a non-profit organization working to inspire a discovery in each of us through innovative, impactful, and inclusive theatrical experiences and community partnerships, the Garden Theatre receives only 50% of its annual revenues from ticket sales. The remaining 50% comes in the form of donations from people just like you! Help support our work by contributing to our sustainability as well as impactful artistic experiences for all cast, crew, audiences, volunteers, students, and others involved in our vital programs. MAKE A GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT We invite you to join the Garden Patron Program and receive a variety of exclusive opportunities to interact with our artists and to experience first-hand the work you make possible. • L  uminary Circle ($2,000+ Gifts) - Gain the richest experience with personalized access to the creative process. • Producer’s Club ($1,000+ Gifts) - Host friends prior to a performance with a private pre-show reception in Garden’s fabulous mezzanine. • Featured Star ($500+ Gifts) - Enjoy individualized customer service, plus invites to backstage tours and cast meet-and-greets. • Resident Artist ($150+ Gifts) - Deepen your access with invitations to season-opening celebrations and private events throughout the season. ROOT DONORS Just as roots are vital to a garden’s growth, our Root Donors are vital to Garden Theatre’s prosperity. Donors who are acknowledged through permanent recognition on our donor tree have contributed $5,000 or above to the Garden Theatre Restoration Campaign between 2004 and January 15, 2015, OR have bestowed a one-time cash donation of at least $10,000. The gifts of these donors contribute to future developments and growth of the Garden Theatre for years to come. T H R E E WAY S T O G I V E : 1. Donate online at gardentheatre.org/donate 2. Mail a check to 160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787 3. Email development@gardentheatre.org

Omissions are not intentional. List to the left includes names of donors who donated between January 14, 2020 - January 14, 2021. To make your gift in installments, please email development@gardentheatre.org.

Community Partners

EDGEWATER HOTEL Garden Theatre is supported in part by individual donors; the Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council of Arts and Culture; and United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

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United Arts Donor Recognition - 2020 United Arts of Central Florida, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports more than 60 arts and cultural organizations by raising and distributing funds, securing and facilitating contracts for services, including life-changing K to 12th-grade educational programming, and providing technical assistance and administrative and advisory services. Since its inception, United Arts has invested more than $162 million in local arts and cultural organizations, and through them, the diverse Central Florida community. United Arts is deeply grateful to all of its donors and community partners for their investment in and support of Central Florida’s nonprofit creative industry and the enormous impact it has on our lives each and every day.

Corporate and Government Donors Trustees ($100,000+) City of Orlando and Employees Darden Restaurants, Inc. and the Darden Restaurants Foundation Orange County, Florida and Employees Orange County Public Schools and Employees University of Central Florida Walt Disney World Resort, The Walt Disney Company Foundation and Employees Associate Trustees ($50,000 - $99,999) Bank of America Duke Energy, the Duke Energy Foundation and Employees Florida Blue Florida Department of State Lowndes and Employees Mary Palmer & Associates, LLC The Massey Services Family and Team Members - Andrea Massey-Farrell and James Farrell Chairman’s Circle ($25,000 - $49,999) Embrace Families CBC Frontline Insurance, Lanier and LaVoyce Porter Orlando Magic and Employees Wells Fargo and Employees

President’s Circle ($10,000 - $24,999) City of Winter Park Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Orlando Health OUC - The Reliable One and Employees The School District of Osceola County Synexus Universal Orlando and the Universal Orlando Foundation Platinum Circle ($7,500 - $9,999) University of Florida Gold Circle ($5,000 - $7,499) CITY Commercial - Heidi and Lee Zerivitz Crystal Photonics Dean Mead Employees Fifth Third Bank KPMG, LLP and Employees Publix Super Markets Charities Tupperware Brands Silver Circle ($2,500 - $4,999) Amazon Hose & Rubber Company Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC Employees Ernst & Young LLP Fairwinds Credit Union and Employees MSL CPAs & Advisors

Orlando Science Center Employees United Arts of Central Florida Employees The Vaughn Group WBQ Design & Engineering, Inc. Bronze Circle ($1,000 - $2,499) ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Chepenik Financial Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. Different Perspective Give.Local.Love Hubbard Construction Company Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A. Jill S. Schwartz Knit and Stitch Meritage Homes Pineloch Management Corporation Premiere Show Group Rockwell Automation Rollins College Sara Brady Seay Business Solutions, LLC Six The Agency Stonebridge Financial Planning Group, LLC Valencia College

Gifts as of June 30, 2020

We thank the following corporations and individuals for their in-kind donations and services: Lindsay Abt, Ernst & Young LLP; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts; Enzian; Linda Ferrone, OUC - The Reliable One; Stephanie Ghertner, Darden Restaurants; Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando; iHeart Media; Mark A. Jones, Orlando Health; Brendan Lynch, Lowndes; Mears Transportation; Daniel J. O’Keefe, MSL CPAs & Advisors; Orlando Shakes; Silver Bullet Tech Pros LLC; Watermark Publishing Group Inc.

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Garden Theatre Staff & Board of Directors STAFF Joseph C. Walsh Artistic Director

Brian Fallon Event Manager

Kim Kiraly Volunteer Coordinator

Elisa Spencer-Kaplan Managing Director

Jim Zervas Technical Director

Box Office Associates

Jason Golinsky Production Manager

Candice Bailey Manager of Integrated Communications

Sue Foster

Evan Valle Front of House and Company Manager

Crystal Gross Accountant Jana Goupil Group Sales Manager

Nick Bazo Education Director Janet Haddock Manager of Design and Advertising

Lori Weaver Grants Specialist

Mary Jones Shelley Malone House Managers

Kim Kiraly Erica Nowak Lori Pello Kristen Pena Devin Scott

Chris Cutillar Digital Specialist

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair Ray Fournier Walt Disney World ResortÂŽ Vice Chair Wes Catlett-Miller Wiley Treasurer Keith Davenport Production Executive, Public & Private Sector Events Secretary Susan Haugen Stetson University

Wendy Givoglu Valencia College Andrew Hardy Disney Cruise Line

Keith Smith The Walt Disney Company

Larry Henrichs Visit Orlando (Retired)

Wayne Weinberg Rollins College

Matthew E. Jassak Foley & Lardner LLP

Todd Wheeler Wheeler Projects, Inc.

Meka King and Felichia Chivaughn Central Florida Entertainment Advocacy (CFEA)

Emeritus Trustees:

James Mallonee House of Blues Entertainment

Jo Ann Ankoviak AdventHealth Apopka / Winter Garden Allie Braswell The Braswell Group

Bill Hayden Universal Orlando

Greg Mason Orlando Economic Partnership Christina McGuirk Health Central Hospital Dr. Jeffery Redding University of Central Florida

Founding Board President Becky Roper Pilars Martini Barbara Roper Contour Groves Junior Board Members Aiden Bjortvedt Caitriona Fallon Valarie Kutemeier

David J. Romano, Ph.D. Barry University

With Many Thanks to our Wonderful Volunteers!

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