The Bodyguard the Musical | Garden Theatre

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JOSEPH C. WALSH,

ROBERTA EMERSON,

Artistic Director

Associate Artistic Director

Based on the WARNER BROS. Film

ELISA SPENCER-KAPLAN, Managing Director

Screenplay by LAWRENCE KASDAN Starring

VIRGINIA ROEBUCK JOHN ANDREW DARREN ESCARCHA CAJIPO, LILLIE ELIZA THOMAS, KYLE ADKINS, DENNIS PISARZ, MICHAEL MORMAN, OMARI PERNELL KADESH LEWIS, JACKSON LEE, JUSTIN BARET, JAVIAN DEPALMA, DAKOTA HEMBERGER, CARLOS DIAZ, JANIECE DEVEAUX, SARAH BETH GANEY, VALERIE TORRES-ROSARIO, LOGAN LOPEZ House Technician

Lead Costume Run Crew

Lead Run Crew

DAVID CLENNEY

CAITLIN OPIELA

SÖREN LAFAVER

Spot Op

Spot Op

Audio Engineer

TOM LIMBACHER

HANNAH WELLS

CHEYENNE DALTON

Carpenter

Scenic Artist

Video Designer

Stage Manager

TRAMAINE BERRYHILL JUSTIN HARMON

AMBER TEICHER

BEN LOWE

STEPHANIE ELLIOTT

Assistant Stage Manager/Props Master

Scenic Design

Costume Design

ERICA FELTON

CLIFF PRICE

KAT HENWOOD

Sound Designer

Lead Costume Run Crew

Costume Crew

ANTHONY NARCISO

CAITLIN OPIELA

CAROLINE BECKER

Lighting Design

Choreography

Music Direction

Directed by

GEORGE JACKSON

JAMES TUUAO

ELAINE COTIGNOLA

SARA CATHERINE BARNES

THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 | www.theatricalrights.com


Performance & rehearsal musical tracks provided by Right On Cue Services www.RightOnCueServices.com “Queen of the Night” by Daryl Simmons, Whitney Houston, Kenneth Edmonds, and Antonio Reid. Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC; Boobie & DJ Songs Inc. (BMI), all rights on behalf of Boobie & DJ Songs Inc. administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.; Nippy Music Inc. (ASCAP); and Franmar Music (BMI), a division of Unidisc Music Inc. “How Will I Know” Written and composed by Narada Michael Walden, George Merrill, and Shannon Rubicam. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group and WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Gratitude Music (SOCAN). All rights on behalf of itself and Gratitude Music administered by WB Music Corp. “Greatest Love of All” Written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser. Published by EMI Gold Horizon MusicCorp. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Saving All My Love” Written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group and Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music PublishingATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Million Dollar Bill” Written by Alicia Augello-Cook, Allan Felder, Kasseem Dean, Norman Harris, and Ronald Tyson. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group and EMI April Music Inc., Lellow Productions. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Written and composed by Merrill and Rubicam. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group. “So Emotional” Written and composed by Steinberg and Kelly. Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Run to You” Written and composed by Jud Friedman and Allan Rich. Published by Songs of Peer Ltd./Music by Candlelight (administered by Songs of Peer Ltd.) and Universal Music Publishing Group. “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” Written by Chuck Jackson and Frank Wildhorn. Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd., a BMG Chrysalis company. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “I Will Always Love You” Written and composed by Dolly Parton. Published by Carlin Music Corporation. “I Have Nothing” By David Foster and Linda Thompson. Published by Peermusic III Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group and Linda’s Boys Music (BMI) All rights on behalf of Linda’s Boys Music administered by Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. “All the Man That I Need” By Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore. Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Body Electric Music (BMI), and Fifth of March Music (BMI). All rights administered by WarnerTamerlane Publishing Corp. “I’m Every Woman” Written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Published by Nick O Val Music Co. Inc. (Administered by EMI April Music Inc.) All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “All at Once” Written and composed by Osborne and Masser. Published by Music Sales Corporation and Universal Music Publishing Group. “Jesus Loves Me” Written by Benjamin Winans and Cedric Caldwell. Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd., a BMG Chrysalis company, and EMI Blackwood Music Inc. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “One Moment in Time” by John Bettis and Albert Hammond. Albert Hammond/Albert Hammond Music/ Kobalt Music America and John Bettis Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of John Bettis Music administered by WB Music Corp.

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NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR The Bodyguard is an iconic 1992 movie about a world-famous actress and singer, Rachel Marron, who needs protection from an unknown stalker, so her team enlists the help of a Bodyguard. Even more iconic than the movie is its soundtrack, which features hit songs performed by the movie’s leading lady, the incomparable Whitney Houston. The musical brings the story to the present day and adds some more Whitney favorites like “So Emotional”, “How Will I Know?”, and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” The Bodyguard is a modern jukebox musical and homage to Whitney Houston and should feel like a thrilling ride, interspersed with music videos of your favorite songs. But when you begin to delve into the story of Rachel Marron, you learn that at its heart, The Bodyguard is the story of a mother, trying to protect her child, and herself from the harm the world can do. While preparing to direct this iteration of The Bodyguard, I began to think about what kind of armor we put on each day to protect ourselves from the world, and the things that could hurt us. We all wear armor. Every day. And depending on who you are, and what you’ve experienced, you may wear more or less. Superficially, The Bodyguard is about a woman needing protection from a man. But in reality, it is the story of a mother learning to trust someone enough that she can begin to slough off her armor and break down her walls, with a lot of dancing and singing on the way. Enjoy!

Sara Catherine Barnes, Director

SPECIAL THANKS Garden Theatre would like to thank these extraordinary partners, without whom this production of The Bodyguard The Musical would not be possible: FX Design Group; 1st Choice Door & Millwork; Toole’s Ace Hardware; and the City of Winter Garden. There will be one 15-minute intermission. Please note that this production utilizes theatrical haze, flashing lights, and gunshot effects. 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. Please keep your belongings out of the aisles as actors may be entering or exiting through the house. 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 OR DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS ON ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW.

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THE CAST (In order of appearance) Rachel Marron............................................................................................Virginia Roebuck Frank Farmer.....................................................................................................John Andrew Nicki Marron/U/s Rachel Marron........................................................... Lillie Eliza Thomas Fletcher............................................................................................................ Omari Pernell The Stalker.......................................................................................................Dennis Pisarz Sy Spector........................................................................................ Darren Escarcha Cajipo Bill Devaney................................................................................................ Michael Morman Tony Scibelli....................................................................................................... Kyle Adkins Klingman/Douglas/Male Ensemble................................................................. Kadesh Lewis Assassin/Cameraman/Male Ensemble................................................................Jackson Lee Rory/Justin/Male Ensemble.................................................................................Justin Baret Detective Rose Court/Female Ensemble...........................................Valerie Torres-Rosario Backup Vocalist/U/S Nicki Marron............................................................. Janiece Deveaux College Girl/Female Ensemble.................................................................Sarah Beth Ganey Jimmy/Male Ensemble............................................................................. Dakota Hemberger Stage Manager/Male Ensemble...........................................................................Carlos Diaz Host/Sound Technician/Male Ensemble.......................................................Javian DePalma Swing: Male Ensemble...................................................................................... Logan Lopez

THE PRODUCTION TEAM Director...............................................................................................Sara Catherine Barnes Music Director.............................................................................................Elaine Cotignola Choreographer................................................................................................... James Tuuao Scenic Designer......................................................................................................Cliff Price Lighting Designer..........................................................................................George Jackson Costume Designer............................................................................................Kat Henwood Sound Designer........................................................................................ Anthony Narciso* Video Designer....................................................................................................... Ben Lowe Properties Master............................................................................................... Erica Felton Stage Manager.............................................................................................Stephanie Elliott Assistant Stage Manager.................................................................................... Erica Felton Head Technician.............................................................................................David Clenney Carpenter................................................................................................. Tramaine Berryhill Assistant Carpenter........................................................................................Justin Harmon Scenic Artist....................................................................................................Amber Teicher Audio Engineer (A1)..................................................................................Cheyenne Dalton Lead Costume Run Crew................................................................................ Caitlin Opiela Lead Run Crew................................................................................................Sören LaFaver Spot Op......................................................................................................... Tom Limbacher Spot Op............................................................................................................ Hannah Wells Costume Crew.......................................................................................... Caroline Becker** *Member, United Scenic Artists

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Who’s Who in The Cast VIRGINIA ROEBUCK (Rachel Marron) Virginia Roebuck was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and moved to the Central Florida area with her family when she was only 7 years old. She has had the opportunity to play many roles in several shows with the company Moore Performing Arts and has also starred in the title role of Aida at Highlands Lakeside Theatre. Currently, she can be seen performing with the Afro Pop band Wassalou at Disney Springs and looks forward to performing at the Walt Disney World Resort again beginning this summer. All my love to my friends and family and especially to my mother, Alberta and my three children, Nate, Gabbie, and Izzy! JOHN ANDREW (Frank Farmer) John Andrew is thrilled to be working with the Garden and honored to have the opportunity to perform once again. This native Floridian received his degree in Musical Theatre from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has been storytelling around the globe, traveling to over 40 states and 40 countries with Disney Live, Cruise Ships, Regional theatres and Auto Shows. From there he joined Walt Disney World Entertainment and worked on staff for Central Florida Community Arts here in Orlando. During a stint in Atlanta, GA he transitioned to film and television work while serving as an associate producer and set decorator for a cable reenactment show and award winning short films. Hopefully one day you will see the full length version of his 2019 Fringe musical 7n7! Much thanks to Mom and Dad for always believing in me as an artist and dreamer. Love God, Love Others! LILLIE ELIZA THOMAS (Nicki Marron / U/S Rachel Marron) Lillie Eliza Thomas is incredibly excited to be back on the Garden Theatre’s stage with this unbelievable cast! Some productions she has been a part of throughout Florida include: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Head Over Heels (Queen Gynecia) A Class Act (Sophie), Matilda (Miss Honey), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy), Once on this Island (Papa Ge), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), IF/THEN (Kate), Children of Eden (Eve and Mama Noah), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy), HAIR (Dionne), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), and Sister Act (Deloris). Lillie received Orlando Sentinel Critic’s Choice for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Eve and Mama Noah (Children of Eden, 2019), and for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Miss Honey (Matilda, 2020). When not performing, Lillie is an Environmental Engineer in the Central Florida area, and enjoys gardening and collecting plants. She would like to thank her family and friends for the endless love and support, especially her mother and late father. More: www.LillieElizaThomas.com OMARI PERNELL (Fletcher) Omari Pernell is so excited to be back home at The Garden Theatre. He is a Fifth grade student at Renaissance Charter School at Crown Point. Omari has been seen around Central Florida recently in productions of A Raisin in the Sun as Travis, Mary Poppins as Michael Banks, Big Fish as Little Will, and The Lion King as Little Simba. He also enjoys reading, dancing and playing video games. Omari would like to thank his Parents and Grammy for all of the love and support. continued on page 10

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Who’s Who in The Cast DENNIS PISARZ (The Stalker) Dennis is extremely grateful to be making his Garden Theatre debut. He was most recently seen dancing as Phill in The Wild Party. His favorite roles have included Billy Cane (Bright Star), Nicholas Who (Universal Studios: Grinchmas), Al Deluca/Don (A Chorus Line), Crutchie (Newsies), Hal (Proof), Stuttering Will (SH#T), JD (Heathers the Musical), Henry (Next to Normal), Tom (The Glass Menagerie), Mama’s Boy (It’s A Date), Tommy Djilas (The Music Man), and Pepper (Mamma Mia). Dennis would love to thank the entire team at Garden Theatre, his friends, and boyfriend for the endless support and love. DARREN ESCARCHA CAJIPO (Sy Spector) Darren Escarcha Cajipo recently appeared as part of the ensemble for the Orlando Shakes production of Little Shop of Horrors. A graduate of UCF’s MFA Acting Program, their favorite performances include The Bailiff in The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge (Orlando Shakes) Joe in 1960s Christmas Radio Show (Theatre du Mississippi), Lockstock in Urinetown, Willmore in The Rover and The D’Ysquith Family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Theatre UCF). Follow him on instagram @iamdarrenescarcha and his website: www.darrenescarchacajipo.com.

MICHAEL MORMAN (Bill Devaney) Michael Morman, who plays the role of Bill Devaney, is happy to be returning to the Garden Theatre stage. He has acted with numerous other theatres in Central Florida. Recent credits include roles in Ghostlight, Little Women, A Christmas Story, The Color Purple and as “Hoke” in eight productions of Driving Miss Daisy.

KYLE ADKINS (Tony Scibelli) Kyle Adkins is an actor, playwright, and educator from Orlando. Favorite roles include Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, Callahan in Legally Blonde, and Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins. His plays, Emilia and the Heart of the Amazon, The Magic Paintbrush, and Prince of Poyais have been performed thousands of times for young audiences and performers. He teaches acting and comedy writing at The American School in Switzerland. KADESH LEWIS (Klingman/Douglas, Male Ensemble) Kadesh is so pleased to be returning to the Garden Theatre stage in this amazing production of The Bodyguard! You may remember him in a few past productions, such as Matilda and A Raisin in the Sun. When he is not on-stage, you can be sure he is working diligently in the wings. Kadesh spends his days building the sets for Theatre Winter Haven shows and as a scenic carpenter for entertainment complexes across the country. He would like to give a special thanks to Sara Catherine, Joe, the production staff and the Garden Theatre for giving him this opportunity, along with the cast and crew for being amazing! Enjoy the show!

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Who’s Who in The Cast JACKSON LEE (Assassin/Cameraman, Male Ensemble) Jackson Lee will be making his debut performance here at the Garden Theatre and this will be his first professional show. He is so thankful to be getting the opportunity to perform on a real stage after these hectic times. Jackson wants to give a special thanks to his amazing friends and family for supporting him throughout his journey as he would not be here without them.

JUSTIN BARET (Rory/Justin, Male Ensemble) Justin is ecstatic to be making his Garden Theatre debut in The Bodyguard. Originally a New York native, some of Justin’s regional credits include Feld Entertainment’s National Tour of Sesame Street Live!: Make Your Magic! (Host), Priscilla Beach Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors ( Voice of Audrey 2), and Titusville Playhouse’s production of The Wild Party (Black). Justin would like to thank first and foremost God, his family, and the Garden Theatre for this amazing opportunity. VALERIE TORRES-ROSARIO (Detective Rose Court, Female Ensemble) Valerie is delighted to be returning to the Garden stage. Recent and favorite moments include Once (Girl, Theater West End), A Class Act (Lucy, Garden Theatre), Little Mermaid (Allana, Argyle Theatre), Evita (Mistress, Orlando Shakes), Seussical (Bird Girl, Orlando Rep), and singing in homage at the reception of Chita Rivera’s honorary doctorate degree. She gives thanks to God and continues to extend gratitude to her family and “framily.” valerietorresrosario.com JANIECE DEVEAUX (Backup Vocalist, Female Ensemble; U/S Nicki Marron) Janiece Deveaux is a college junior attending the University of Central Florida. This is her second production with the Garden Theatre and she is very excited and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful company. Her other credits include: Godspell (Janiece), How to Catch Creation (Riley), Chicago (Velma Kelly) and Phantom of the Opera (Meg Giry). She would like to thank her family and God for their undying support and love. SARAH BETH GANEY (College Girl, Female Ensemble) Sarah Beth Ganey is a local Orlando Actor, recently seen on the Garden Theatre stage in Godspell (singing “Turn Back O Man”) and as Mona in their production of A Class Act. She has grown to love the community that comes with the Garden Theatre and is extremely grateful to be back in another show here. Sarah attended Drake University in Des Moines, IA, in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance. During the day, Sarah bounces between jobs at Legoland Florida in entertainment, a percussionist in JunNk, and any local gig she can participate in. Recent credits include Rhetta in Pumpboys and Dinettes at Ocala Civic Theatre, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde at Theatre Winter Haven, Sister Amnesia in NunCrackers at Theatre Winter Haven, and Wendy Jo in Footloose at Theatre Winter Haven. continued on page 14

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Who’s Who in The Cast DAKOTA HEMBERGER (Jimmy, Male Ensemble) Dakota Hemberger is thrilled to be back with the Garden Theatre. You can find Dakota in parades and shows at both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Previous theatre work includes: Hello, Dolly! (Garden Theatre), Chicago (Naples Players), Sister Act the Musical (Naples Players) and The Music Man (Naples Players). Dakota has also been Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer for many shows with the Naples Players. He has also choreographed Peter Pan the Musical and Legally Blonde the Musical. Finally, Dakota would like to dedicate his performance to his beloved high school theatre teacher, Scarlett LaVite, and to his best friend, Ryan Joyce. CARLOS DIAZ (Stage Manager, Male Ensemble) Carlos is thrilled to be making his Garden Theatre debut in The Bodyguard. Previous credits include Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever, Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, The Little Mermaid and Rock of Ages. Film credits include Fred Clause and Aranya SuperQueen. Carlos is incredibly grateful to be a part of such a supportive space. He would like to thank his mother, sister, and all his friends for their constant love and support. @thecarlosrene JAVIAN DEPALMA (Host/Sound Technician, Male Ensemble) Javian Depalma is so excited to be joining the Garden Theatre. He has been dancing and performing his whole life. Jay has done countless number of shows including Aladdin (Prince), Grease (Sony, Vince), Guys and Dolls (Ensemble) Hairspray, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella. Javian went to South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities for dance. He also attended The Fine Arts Center for dance as well. After graduation, he moved down to Florida to fulfill one of his childhood dreams: DISNEY! Jay has been dancing with Disney for 5 years as well as Seaworld and Universal Orlando. His latest project was backup dancing for The Weeknd at the Superbowl. LOGAN LOPEZ (Swing: Male Ensemble) Logan Lopez is a young actor now pursuing a BFA in Acting performance at Florida Southern College, Fall of 2021. Logan has been involved in theatre from a young age and has played many roles like Sonny from In The Heights to Lennox from Macbeth. Even though he’s an actor, he also loves to work on projects through the technical perspective having worked on costume and set designs. Logan believes that one of the great factors of success can be attributed to understanding different parts of your craft and not only working on the part of it you specialize in. With this being his first production at The Garden, Logan is thankful for the opportunities that have been revealed to him and is excited to see what will happen next.

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Who’s Who in The Production Team SARA CATHERINE BARNES (Director) Sara Catherine Barnes, is an actor, singer, choreographer, and director in the Central Florida area, with credits that range from local theatres to Broadway National Tours. Favorite roles include: The Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray: The Musical, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, Wendy Jo in the broadway national tour of Footloose: The Musical, and Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot: The Musical right here at The Garden. Sara has received numerous awards for her work as an actress. Most recently she received the Best Actress Award at both the Florida Theatre Conference and South Eastern Theatre Conference for her role as Carol in The Amish Project. Sara has choreographed and directed various musicals and plays, including Big Fish, Legally Blonde, Nuncrackers, Footloose: The Musical, Kinky Boots, Nunsense, Avenue Q, and Barefoot in the Park. 6 of VIII: The Six Wives of Henry the VIII, an original piece which she directed, and co-wrote with her sister, won best Musical at the 2019 Orlando Fringe Festival. Sara Catherine is thrilled to be directing The Bodyguard here at The Garden. ELAINE COTIGNOLA (Music Director) Elaine Cotignola, as an award winning composer (Seasons The Musical and The Lady Juliana), Music Director, studio musician/vocalist (Sony Records, Digital Juice, and Energie Studios), producer, and vocal coach/piano instructor (owner of Dragonfly Studio & Productions) has over 22 years of experience in multiple facets of the performing arts industry. She is also a current member of NYSTA, NATS, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. What lies at the heart of Elaine’s career is a deep passion to equip artists with the necessary tools to not only create and form their talents within their craft, but also validate their gifts and direct them into becoming the most incredible unique individual artists and performers they can be. Elaine is honored to be working alongside the amazing production team of The Bodyguard and hopes you enjoy the show! Dragonflystudioandproductions.com JAMES TUUAO (Choreographer) James Tuuao has danced his way into TV, silver screens and theme parks across the country. Born and trained on the west coast, his experience with live entertainment began over 15 years ago at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Since then, he has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Meghan Trainor, Emma Bunton, Jennifer Hudson, and Paula Abdul in her recent appearance in Impractical Jokers: The Movie. Dance credits also include Walt Disney World Resort (Principle/Chorus), Universal Studios Orlando, Princess Cruise Lines, Latin Grammy Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Tournament of Roses Parade, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. His choreography credits include multiple ERAU Latitude Awards, Metropolis Productions, Predators AFL Dance Team, Eklectic Productions, The Little Mermaid (Tuacahn Amphitheater), Flashdance (Garden Theater), and Godspell (Garden Theatre).

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Who’s Who in The Production Team CLIFF PRICE (Scenic Designer) is excited to join the Creative and Production Teams at the Garden Theatre to design the scenic for The Bodyguard. Cliff has been the resident Scenic/Production Designer for Encore! Performing Arts since 2002. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture/Environmental Design from the University of Georgia. Recent productions include – The Wild Party, Something Rotten (Titusville Playhouse), The Full Monty, Rock of Ages, Once on This Island, ELF (The Henegar), Steel Magnolias (Theater at St. Luke’s), Freaky Friday (The Orlando Rep – postponed), Head Over Heels, Cabaret (Encore!). Cliff was recognized by Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel for the “Orlando Best of Theater 2019” for his work on Once on This Island (Theater West End) and Sister Act (Osceola Arts). He received the Broadway World Regional (Orlando) Best Scenic Design Awards for Matilda (Titusville Playhouse - 2019), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Encore! - 2018) and Hairspray (Encore! - 2017) and was a featured Artist in a spotlight article in October 2020 for Broadway World. Cliff is thankful to Mike Beahm and Clay Price for all their love and support. GEORGE JACKSON (Lighting Designer) George Jackson is a freelance designer/ programmer in Orlando and is happy to be returning to the Garden Theatre to design The Bodyguard. Recent designs include, Sunday in the Park with George at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Camp Omigosh! at Orlando Repertory Theatre and Vote at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Some of the many companies he has worked for include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and AEW Wrestling. George taught theatrical lighting at Valencia College and Palm Beach Atlantic University for several years and has an A.S. and A.A. Degree from Valencia College and a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida. KAT HENWOOD (Costume Designer) Kat designs costumes for theater, cosplay and burlesque and has contributed her work to over 75 theater productions in her almost 20 year career as a designer. She has worked with Garden Theatre previously on A Raisin in the Sun and looks forward to many more in the future. Her last work was seen on the stage of Bay Street Players in Rumors by Neil Simon and Something Rotten at Montverde Academy. Kat was nominated for a 2018 Seattle Gypsy Rose Lee Awards for Excellence in Costume Design-Small Theater. ANTHONY NARCISO (Sound Designer) Anthony Narciso is a Sound Designer and Composer based out of Orlando, FL. Anthony routinely designs for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Theatre at St. Luke’s, and Auburn University. He is also the seasonal designer for both Garden Theatre and Orlando REP. Anthony 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; A Raisin in the Sun and Ugly Lies the Bone at Garden Theatre; and New Day Dawning at Auburn University. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology from UCF and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists.

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Who’s Who in The Production Team BEN LOWE (Video Designer) Ben is a lighting and video designer studying at the University of Central Florida in the BFA Theatre Design and Technology Program with a minor In Digital Media. Previously with the Garden, Ben was the lighting designer for Godspell Jr and Matilda Jr and served as the Associate Lighting Designer for the main stage production of Godspell and Assistant Lighting Designer for Matilda. ERICA FELTON (Props Master & Assistant Stage Manager) Erica Felton got her start in theatre as a scenic carpenter apprenticing at Ocean State Theatre Company in Rhode Island and Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut. Selected previous Credits include Because of Winn-Dixie at Goodspeed Musicals, The Wiz and Bonnie and Clyde at the Henegar Center, The Age of Innocence and A Lesson From Aloes at Hartford Stage, Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Women the Musical and Doubt at Ocean State, Tarzan the Musical, A Few Good Men and The Producers at Titusville Playhouse, Bright Star at Holy Trinity Academy Upper School, and A Class Act and A Raisin in the Sun at Garden Theatre where she is glad to be back as both Props Master and Assistant Stage Manager! STEPHANIE ELLIOTT (Stage Manager) Stephanie is thrilled to come back home to Garden Theatre for her fourth production! Previous Credits include Godspell (SM; Garden Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (ASM; Garden Theatre), Pete the Cat (ASM; Orlando REP), A Christmas Carol (ASM; Garden Theatre), How I Became a Pirate (ASM; Orlando REP), Ghost the Musical (ASM; Theater West End), Florida Man (SM; Brown Dog Productions at Orlando Fringe 2019), The Polar Express Train Ride Orlando (SM; 2018), POP! (SM; SeaWorld 2017), Camp Rock (SM; Orlando REP), Rock the Presidents (ASM; Orlando REP). To Max, Eko, Fox & Rae: 1434. TRAMAINE BERRYHILL (Carpenter) Tramaine Berryhill, is a Miami native with 15 years experience creating live events. For the last 5 years, his design work has been in the meetings and corporate events industry. Recent professional theatre design credits include A Raisin in the Sun and Godspell at the Garden Theatre as well as Camp Omigosh at The Orlando Rep. He is very excited to be back networking in the theatre and working with The Garden Theatre has been a great asset. JUSTIN HARMON (Carpenter) Justin Harmon is excited to build another set for the Garden Theatre! Justin graduated from Valencia College’s Entertainment Design & Technology program in 2018. Justin is a freelancer around Florida working many shows at multiple venues and music festivals. In his free time, Justin enjoys bowling and playing video games. AMBER TEICHER (Scenic Artist) Amber Teicher has been a scenic artist in Orlando for the last 10 years. Her work can be seen at many theaters throughout Florida including the Orlando Repertory Theater and Orlando Shakes, as well as Universal Studios and Disney. She recently painted a mural for Atlanta Aquarium and helped work on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This is her third show at the Garden and she is excited to be here. CHEYENNE DALTON (Audio Engineer) Cheyenne Dalton is an audio engineer based continued on page 22

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Who’s Who in The Production Team 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 5th production with the Garden Theatre. DAVID CLENNEY (Head Technician) David Clenney has been a part of the Garden since La Cage aux Folles, and is working on his 34th 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. CAITLIN OPIELA (Lead Costume Run Crew) Caitlin is excited to be working at the Garden for this show. She started at the Garden by volunteering as a Teaching Assistant during summer camps. She is grateful to get the opportunity to work on this show. SÖREN LAFAVER (Lead Run Crew) Sören is excited to be working his fourth season at the Garden! From Jesus Christ Superstar to Xanadu, from Gypsy to the Legend of Georgia McBride, from 1984 to Ben Hur, he’s enjoyed every moment and can’t wait to work on more here, at the Garden. TOM LIMBACHER (Spot Op) Tom 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, Gypsy and A Class Act. 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. HANNAH WELLS (Spot Op) Hannah is thrilled to be back at the Garden Theatre. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a theatre performance degree and minor in psychology. Since moving down in 2019 she has been a die-hard volunteer at various theatres in the area. She’s worked spot op for Matilda The Musical here at the Garden and Stage Managed at Osceola Arts. “Many thanks to the Garden and to my husband, Michael, and furbaby Pippa. CAROLINE BECKER (Costume Crew)

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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 18 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). Discounts available for parties of 10 or more. For more information call 407-877-4736 ext. 208 or groupsales@gardentheatre.org. 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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Root Donors A. Friends’ Foundation ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Advent Health Avie and Jeanne Abramowitz Annette and George Spigener Bill and Nancy Yarger Bob and Dianna Duffy Cappleman, Inc. City of Winter Garden Charles W. and Wesley McMillan Clarence Otis and Jacqueline Bradley Winter Garden Community Redevelopment Agency Danniel Petro Darden Restaurants Foundation Diamond R Fertilizer DL Foundation Dr. P. Phillips Charities Duke Energy

Harriett’s Trust Isabel G. Brislenn Jack Holloway Foundation Jack H. Ross Groves, Inc. John and Sharyn Murphy Keene Properties, Inc. Keith Davenport and Jared Walker Larry and Harriette Grimes Mary and Dick Nunis McAllister Foundation Morgridge Family Foundation Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Orlando Health Publix Super Markets Charities R.C. Kesslers Raymer and Dean Maguire Rebecca Roper Ronald W. Sikes

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 and Shellie-Ann Braswell Andrew Hardy and George A Kalogridis Becky Roper Bob and Dianna Duffy Bond Foundation Charities Aid Foundation of America Christina McGuirk Dan and Pam O’Donnell David and Joyce Romano David and Lyn Berelsman Diana R. Chambers Duke Energy

Greg Mason Harold & Rosy Mills James and Denise Mallonee Jan Penrose Dr. Jeffery Redding JoAnn and Jim Ankoviak Keith Davenport and Jared Walker Keith Smith and Marc Caglia Larry Henrichs Matt Jassak Michael and Tracey Morrissey Louis Hoerrner Mr. Mark and Dr. Keisha Hoerrner

Network for Good Orlando Health Pamela and Lloyd Gillet Pamela Nulman Ray Fournier and Clint Connor Roper Family Foundation Todd and Lesley Wheeler Universal Orlando Foundation Wayne Weinberg and Amy Pempel Wendy and Bob Givoglu Wesley and Mark Catlett-Miller William and Nancy Yarger William and Reema and Finley Hayden

Producer’s Club ($1,000+ Gifts) Bickley C. Wilson Carol and Van Sher Freddi and James Goodrich Gary Handelman

Ingeborg Gross Jim & Jane Meyer Charitable Gift Foundation Michael and Kimberly Weathers

Paul Oppedisano and James Bowden Rosemary O’Shea Ryan and Amanda Hinricher

Featured Star ($500+ Gifts) Benjamin Patz Bettina Buckley Brian, Matt and Madison McGrew Carolyn Seavey David and Lisa Downs James and Sarah Martin Jay & Connie Garner Jean Boone

John and Audrey Ruggieri John and Sharyn Murphy John C Walsh Joseph Dunn Les Josephson Leslie Temmen Maria Rubin Michael Lewellen

Phyllis and Leighton Yates Rosemary and Will Gates Ross and Donna Payne Susan Murphy The Benevity Community Impact Fund William Mann

Resident Artist ($150+ Gifts) Adam Graham Albert Clancy and Laureen Josselyn Alice Williams and Debbie Zutter Allan and Jane Clayman Amazon Hose and Rubber Company Amy Sue Lambert Andrea Canny Angela Pryor Anita Jackson April England B A and Clifford B Ayer III Barbara Whittier Bea Hoelle-Hawes Bill and Kathy Barrett Bill Kercher Blaine Strickland Cherie Lisowski Clayton Rice Danielle Hollander Debra Mauget Debra O’Grattan Dennis and Beverly Salmon Devra Pickett Don and Berdie Cox

Donna Raymond Elisa Spencer-Kaplan & Russell Kaplan George and Ann Green Irv Lipscomb Jack Chen Janice Peterson Jens Klingen Joan and Terry Murphy JoAnna and Carlos Costa Jody Burttram John Thompson Kathy Lamkin Kenneth Ng Kristine Bunnell Lanny Reddick Laura Lichtenberger Thomas Linda and Chase Chastain Linda Wells Lisa Evans Lori Pello Maclaine Trevor and Traci Fund Matthew Erickson Melinda Antalek Myron and Sherry Thaden

Nick and Jane Ronan NY Bagel and Pizza Pamela and Douglas Miller Pamela Spears Patricia Kohnke Patrick Anderson and Charles Hunter Peggy Tepper Prof. Craig and Nancy McAllaster Randy and Chris Borek Richard and Jill Devins Richard and Martha Kessler Robert and Kay Black Rosemary Blankenhorn Sandra Chambers Shane and Jessica Locke Shirley K Piercy Steven and Karin Scott Sue Jacoberger Susan Haugen Susan VanderJagt Vernon Swartsel William Hermann


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. • Luminary 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 June 21, 2020 - June 21, 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 Candice Bailey Manager of Integrated Communications Nick Bazo Education Director David Clenney Head Technician Chris Cutillar Digital Specialist Roberta Emerson Associate Artistic Director

Jason Golinsky Production Manager

Joseph C. Walsh Artistic Director

Tanneka Guice Director of Development

Lori Weaver Grant Specialist

Kim Kiraly Volunteer Coordinator

Jim Zervas Technical Director

Desiree Montes Director of Marketing

Box Office Associates

Elisa Spencer-Kaplan Managing Director

House Managers

Landon St. Gordon Group Sales Manager

Brian Fallon Event Manager

Sue Foster Mary Jones, Box Office Lead Shelley Malone

Evan Valle Front of House and Company Manager

Kim Kiraly Erican Nowak Lori Pello Kristen Pena Devin Barrass , Lead House Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Wes Catlett-Miller Wiley Vice Chair Allie Braswell The Braswell Group Treasurer Larry Henrichs Visit Orlando (Retired) Secretary David J. Romano, Ph. D. Barry University JoAnn Ankoviak AdventHealth Apopka/ Winter Garden Diana R. Chambers Noom Keith Davenport Production Executive, Public & Private Sector Events

Ray Fournier Walt Disney World Resort®

Dr. Jeffery Redding University of Central Florida

Wendy Givoglu Valencia College

Keith Smith The Walt Disney Company

Andrew Hardy Disney Cruise Line

Wayne Weinberg Rollins College

Bill Hayden Universal Orlando

Todd Wheeler Wheeler Projects, Inc.

Matthew E. Jassak Foley & Lardner LLP

Emeritus Trustees:

Meka King and Felichia Chivaughn Central Florida Entertainment Advocacy James Mallonee House of Blues Entertainment

Founding Board President Becky Roper Pilars Martini Barbara Roper Contour Groves

Greg Mason Orlando Economic Partnership Christina McGuirk Health Central Hospital

With Many Thanks to our Wonderful Volunteers!

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