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Cleveland’s Classic Company at the Hanna Theatre presents

The Great Lakes Theater Production of

September 29 – November 4, 2017


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Welcome..................................................................................................................... 4 About Great Lakes Theater............................................................................................ 5 News & Notes.............................................................................................................. 6 The Hunchback of Notre Dame..................................................................................... 9 Cast of Characters...................................................................................................... 10 About the Musical...................................................................................................... 11 A Music Note............................................................................................................. 12 Scenes & Musical Numbers........................................................................................ 13 The Artistic Company................................................................................................. 14 Donors....................................................................................................................... 24 Trustees..................................................................................................................... 29 Staff.......................................................................................................................... 30 October/November at Playhouse Square....................................................................... 31

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WELCOME Dear Friends,

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n behalf of our artists, staff and Board of Trustees, welcome to Great Lakes Theater’s 56th season! Our mission, “to bring the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience,” guides our mainstage productions as well as our educational programming, in the belief that theater holds the capacity to illuminate truth and enduring values, celebrate and challenge human nature and actions and provide our student audiences a glimpse of a broader world and the wellspring of learning made possible through the arts. We open this season with the Midwest premiere of a soaring musical epic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Following in the footsteps of GLT’s recent productions of My Fair Lady and Les Misérables, director Victoria Bussert’s staging highlights the intimacy of the Hanna Theatre, enabling the beauty of the score and the depth of character to take center stage! Playing in rotating repertory with The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream brings a world of fantasy and folly to the stage in Joseph Hanreddy’s wildly inventive staging. I hope that you will enjoy witnessing, as I do, our experienced and talented company of artists move seamlessly from a large scale musical to the elegance of Shakespeare’s poetry. As the curtain rises on our 56th season, we offer special thanks to the Kulas Foundation, which has sponsored our musical productions for the last several years as the “Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater.” And when you read through your program, you will see the names of many other friends, partners, corporations and foundations, whose generous support makes all of this possible. I encourage you to join these donors by becoming a member of the Great Lakes Theater family with your gift! We extend our deepest gratitude to all of our sponsors and annual Members, with continued appreciation to our partners of over 35 years at Playhouse Square and the tireless efforts of our Board of Trustees, dedicated administrative staff, gifted artists and the tremendous generosity of this community! I hope to see you in our audience again soon.

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director

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ABOUT GREAT LAKES THEATER

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he mission of Great Lakes Theater (GLT), through its main stage productions and its education programs, is to bring the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience. Since the company’s inception in 1962, programming has been rooted in Shakespeare, but GLT’s commitment to great plays spans the breadth of all cultures, forms of theater and time periods –– including the 20th century –– and provides for the occasional mounting of new works that complement the classical repertoire. Classic theater holds the capacity to illuminate truth and enduring values, celebrate and challenge human nature and actions, revel in eloquent language, and preserve the traditions of diverse cultures and generate communal spirit. On its main stage and through its education programs, GLT seeks to create visceral, immediate experiences for participants, asserting theater’s historic role as a vehicle for advancing the common good and helping people make the joyful and meaningful connections between classic plays and their own lives.

The company’s commitment to classic theater is magnified in the educational programs that surround its productions. Since its inception, GLT has had a strong presence in area schools, bringing students to the theater for matinee performances and sending specially trained actor-teachers to the schools for weeklong residencies developed to explore classic drama from a theatrical point of view. GLT is equally dedicated to enhancing the theater experience for adult audiences. To this end, GLT regularly serves as the catalyst for community events and programs in the arts and humanities that illuminate the plays on its stage. Great Lakes Theater is one of only a handful of American theaters that have stayed the course as a classic theater. As GLT moves into a new era with a permanent home in the Hanna Theatre, the company reaffirms its belief in the power of partnership, its determination to make this community a better place in which to live, and its commitment to ensure the legacy of classic theater in Cleveland.

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Great Lakes Theater’s spring 2017 production of Forever Plaid (Photo by Roger Mastroianni) Actors (left to right): Andrew Kotzen, Mickey Patrick Ryan, James Penca and Mack Shirilla

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NEWS & NOTES Team Shakespeare Takes Shape

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We are pleased to officially welcome two new team members to our administrative staff. Kacey Shapiro assumed the newly created role of Marketing and Communications Manager earlier this spring. And, Jeff Herrmann will complete our leadership team full-time later this year as Production Manager. Working with Jeff and Kacey, we look forward to creating myriad more memorable classic theater productions of Jeff Herrmann the highest quality and to continuing the Production momentum of our significant audience growth! Manager

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Kacey Shapiro Marketing and Communications Manager

There and Back Again

Classics on Tour

National Honors

Our Fall Repertory (The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) artists, technicians, sets, costumes and props traveled a 2,000-mile journey from Boise, Idaho, back to Cleveland after a record-breaking run at Idaho Shakespeare Festival — our cross-country producing partner since 2002. Join us in wishing the entire company a warm welcome home with Eastern Time Zone standing ovations as we open Great Lakes Theater’s 56th season!

We’re bringing an American classic to elementary and middle schools in 2018 with Huck Finn, a new touring production designed to impart important social lessons and provide a memorable theatrical experience. In this delightful adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic Huckleberry Finn, two runaways — a boy and a slave — team up for adventure on the mighty Mississippi! On the journey, they learn lessons of acceptance, inclusion and lasting friendship. Visit our website to learn more about how to bring a performance of this production to a school near you!

Cleveland’s Classic Company is in select company! Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, recently announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through the Shakespeare in American Communities program. Great Lakes Theater is proud to have been selected as one of this season’s grantees for our upcoming production of Macbeth. We are thrilled to be able to introduce future generations to the classics as a result of this prestigious grant award.


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Hanna Theatre | September 29 – November 4, 2017

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director

With generous support from: Presents

The Great Lakes Theater Production of

Alan Menken

Lyrics by

Stephen Schwartz

Book by

Peter Parnell

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film Directed by Victoria Bussert

Company

Derrick Cobey* Aled Davies* Jodi Dominick* Tom Ford* Keri René Fuller*

Dan Hoy* Jillian Kates* Olivia Kaufmann Andrew Kotzen* Jon Loya* Choreographer Jaclyn Miller

Scenic Designer Jeff Herrmann

Costume Designer Martha Bromelmeier Stage Manager Tim Kinzel*

Corey Mach* Michelle Pauker Mickey Patrick Ryan* Mack Shirilla* David Anthony Smith*

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Music by

Nick Steen* Alex Syiek* M. A. Taylor* MacKenzie Wright

Music Director Joel Mercier Lighting Designer Mary Jo Dondlinger

Sound Designer David Gotwald

Assistant Stage Manager Jessica B. Lucas*

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater. Great Lakes Theater student subscriptions are subsidized by a generous gift from Eaton. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, New York, NY. Tel: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com

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CAST OF CHARACTERS Dom Claude Frollo, Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral................................. Tom Ford * Jehan Frollo, Claude’s reckless younger brother..................................................Dan Hoy * Florika, a Gypsy...................................................................................Olivia Kaufmann Father Dupin, a priest of Notre Dame and guardian of Claude and Jehan........ Aled Davies * Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge................................................ Corey Mach * Clopin Trouillefou, King of the Gypsies............................................................ Alex Syiek * Phoebus De Martin, Captain of the Cathedral Guard.......................................... Jon Loya * Frederic Charlus, Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard....................................Mack Shirilla * Esmeralda, a beautiful and free-spirited Gypsy....................................... Keri René Fuller * King Louis the XI, King of France, nicknamed the Prudent..............................M.A. Taylor * Official, an officer of the court of King Louis XI..........................................Derrick Cobey * Madame, owner of a brothel and safe haven for Gypsies............................. Jillian Kates *‡ Saint Aphrodisius, a stained glass image that comes to life.................................Dan Hoy * Congregation, an ensemble of storytellers who portray various Gypsies, gargoyles, statues, soldiers, revelers, parishioners, priests, prostitutes, and citizens of Paris:................................ Derrick Cobey*, Aled Davies*, Jodi Dominick*, Dan Hoy*, Jillian Kates*, Olivia Kaufmann, Andrew Kotzen*, Michelle Pauker, Mickey Patrick Ryan*, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Nick Steen*~, M.A. Taylor*, MacKenzie Wright

Choir Courtesy of Baldwin Wallace Choral Studies Program Choir Director........................................................................................... Marc Weagraff

Orchestra Conductor/Keyboard......................................................................................Joel Mercier Violin...........................................................................................................Callista Koh Cello........................................................................................................Linda Atherton Flute/Piccolo..................................................................................................Kyra Kester Oboe/English Horn................................................................................... Cynthia Warren Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Alto Sax.............................................................Bettyjeane Quimby French Horn................................................................................................ Sean Yancer Trumpet........................................................................................................... Joe Miller Percussion............................................................................................ Andrew Pongracz

Runtime Act I: 1 hour 13 minutes Intermission: 15 minutes Act II: 50 minutes ‡ Dance Captain ~ Fight Captain

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*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


ABOUT THE MUSICAL

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entered the world of Quasimodo in the same way I tackled The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables — through the eyes of the novelist. I love doing this kind of detective work, and always try to find my way back to the original source of inspiration for the writer. I was slightly shocked and very excited to read that Victor Hugo’s creative inspiration for this monumental novel was his discovery of the word “ananke,” the Greek word for “fate,” carved as graffiti into an obscure wall of one of Notre Dame Cathedral’s towers. According to the Cambridge dictionary, the word “fate” is defined as: A power that is considered to cause and control all events, so that people cannot change or control the way things will happen. Although the novel is layered with Hugo’s extensive thoughts on many topics including gothic architecture, religion, politics, immigration and even some amusing swipes at theater — particularly playwrights — it is this concept of fate that hangs heavily over the novel. Archdeacon Claude Frollo is doomed by his mind. He is torn between the impossibility of his situation: “Oh, to love a woman! To be a priest!” Esmeralda is doomed by her beauty — a beauty that causes women to hate her and men to renounce even God. And finally, Quasimodo is doomed by his heart. He will go to any length, commit any selfless act, to save Esmeralda. The long reach of fate extends even into death as we can see in the tragically beautiful final chapter of the novel, taking place two years after the death of Esmeralda and the simultaneous disappearance of Quasimodo. While searching the burial vault containing the remains of those who had been put to death, a strange discovery is made: “… two skeletons, one of which held the other in a singular embrace. One of these skeletons, which was that of a woman, had still about it some tattered fragments of a garment, that had once been white … the other, which held this one in a close embrace, was the skeleton of a man. It was noticed that the spine was crooked, the head depressed between the shoulders, and that one leg was shorter than the other. Moreover, there was no rupture of the vertebrae at the nape of the neck, whence it was evident that he had not been hanged. Hence the man to whom it belonged must have come thither and died there. When they strove to detach this skeleton from the one it was embracing it crumbled to dust.” While in the final stages of writing the novel, Victor Hugo returned once again to Notre Dame, only to discover a final strange twist of fate: his inspirational word, Ananke, had been erased — whitewashed over by caretakers of the cathedral. Hugo was so distressed by his finding that he wrote in the preface to the novel, “Since then the wall has been plastered over or scraped — I forget which — and the inscription has disappeared. For thus, during the past two hundred years, have the marvelous churches of the Middle Ages been treated. Defacement and mutilation have been their portion — both from within and from without.” Though the original inspiration has disappeared, the novel went on to inspire 13 films, six plays, five ballets, five television dramas and, last but not least, tonight’s larger-than-life musical. Fate, indeed. —V  ictoria Bussert Director

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A MUSIC NOTE

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he Hunchback of Notre Dame is a very unique show — and a music director’s dream — because of the style and writing of its music. Carefully constructed to emulate the clerical sounds you’d hear within the cathedral walls of Notre Dame, the music creates an epic voice which narrates the story from start to finish. Many devices are used in the writing to achieve this, but the standout feature is the addition of the community choir, comprised of local talent. Where most musicals rely on a cast of roughly 20 to create vocal strength and harmony, Hunchback doubles the voices you hear to achieve the richness and beauty of a massive cathedral choir. It is an extremely effective way to deliver the dramatic storyline of a community coming together to fight against the unjust. In fact, the addition of the community choir draws valuable parallels to the story by giving regional theaters an opportunity to reach out to their communities, asking them to come together as a choir to deliver Victor Hugo’s message. As music director, it’s an amazing opportunity to tie together the sounds of a fully trained orchestra, a professional cast of actors from across the country and a local choir made up of college students willing to pour heart and soul into the music they sing. The teamwork and harmony we create is indeed the essence of this incredible piece. — J oel Mercier Music Director

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SCENES & MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I

ACT II “Entr’acte”................................................................................Company & Orchestra Scene 1: Bell Tower “Flight into Egypt”................. Saint Aphrodisius, Quasimodo, Gargoyles & Congregation Scene 2: Streets of Paris “The Court of Miracles”....................................................................Clopin & Gypsies “In a Place of Miracles”..................Phoebus, Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Clopin & Gypsies Scene 3: Prison “Someday”............................................................................... Esmeralda & Phoebus Scene 4: Bell Tower “Made of Stone”.................................................................... Quasimodo & Gargoyles Scene 5: Town Square Scene 6: Bell Tower “Finale Ultimo”........................................................................................... Company

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Prologue “The Bells of Notre Dame”........................................................................... Company Scene 1: Bell Tower “Sanctuary”.................................................................................Frollo & Quasimodo “Out There”............................................................................................. Quasimodo Scene 2: Town Square “Topsy Turvy”.........................................................Clopin, Quasimodo & Congregation “Rest & Recreation”........................................ Phoebus, Frollo, Clopin & Congregation “Rhythm of the Tambourine”......................... Esmeralda, Phoebus, Frollo & Quasimodo “Topsy Turvy Reprise”...............................................................Clopin & Congregation “Sanctuary Reprise”.....................................................................Frollo & Quasimodo Scene 3: Inside the Cathedral “God Help the Outcasts”..................................................... Esmeralda & Congregation Scene 4: Bell Tower “Top of the World”.................................................Esmeralda, Quasimodo & Gargoyles Scene 5: Tavern “Tavern Song (Thai Moi Piyas)”.................................Esmeralda, Frollo & Congregation Scene 6: Bell Tower “Heaven’s Light”...................................................................................... Quasimodo Scene 7: Prayer Stalls “Hellfire”.................................................................................. Frollo & Congregation Scene 8: The King’s Court Scene 9: Streets of Paris “Act I Finale”.............................................................................................. Company

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THE ARTISTIC COMPANY

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Derrick Cobey* Official/Congregation Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater Past roles at Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Prince/Wolf (Into the Woods), 2nd Witch (Macbeth) and Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors). On Broadway, he created the role of Andy Wright in Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys. Derrick received a Barrymore Award for his work in Parade at the Arden Theatre. He was recently seen in Andrew Lippa’s world premiere of I Am Harvey Milk and a workshop of Adam Guetell’s Millions. Off-Broadway: Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard), The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout) and Ragtime (Lincoln Center). Tours: Rent and Forever Swing (replacement for Michael Bublé). Favorite regional: Coalhouse in Ragtime (BRT, Barrymore nominated); Jesus Christ Superstar (BRT); A Little Night Music (Arden); Scottsboro Boys (The Guthrie/PTC); Big River, Ragtime (Lyric of Oklahoma); Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore); Abyssinia (Goodspeed); Ragtime (Paper Mill); Hair (Hangar Theater); Pacific Overtures (Arden); numerous shows at Sacramento Music Circus; concerts of Lippa’s A Little Princess and workshops of Flaherty and Ahrens’ Rocky. Derrick also taught musical theater at NYFA. Love to Vicky and Eric. Aled Davies* Father Dupin/Congregation Seventeen seasons with Great Lakes Theater

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Previously for GLT: Marcellus/ The Gravedigger in Hamlet, Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, The Old Actor in The Fantasticks, General Mackenzie in And Then There Were None, Scrooge/Samuels in A Christmas Carol, King Lear in King Lear, Gonzalo in The Tempest, Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial “M” for Murder, John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap, Brabantio in Othello, The Earl of Caversham in An Ideal Husband, Sheriff

Reynolds in Bat Boy: The Musical, Oberon/ Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Dorn in The Seagull, Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible, King of France in All’s Well That Ends Well, Prospero in The Tempest, David Bliss in Hay Fever, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, Claudius in Hamlet, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Buckingham in Richard III, Topper in A Christmas Carol and others. Aled has been a proud and appreciative member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1984. Go Browns! Jodi Dominick* Congregation Nine seasons with Great Lakes Theater Some previous roles include Susy in Wait Until Dark, Fantine in Les Misérables, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Molly Ralston in The Mousetrap, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Louison in The Imaginary Invalid, Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady and Prince Edward in Richard III. Eight seasons at The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, our sister company. Other credits include I Love You Because at the 14th Street Theater in Playhouse Square; Carrie The Musical, Passion and The Break Up Notebook at Beck Center. Other theaters: New World Stages, Hudson Backstage Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Hayworth Theatre, Dobama Theatre and The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jodi is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Tom Ford* Dom Claude Frollo Twelve seasons with Great Lakes Theater Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, Wargrave in And Then There Were None, Dull


Keri René Fuller* Esmeralda ✶ Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Keri René is over the moon to be returning for her second season with GLT! Keri is a proud MT grad of Baldwin Wallace 2015 and currently spends her days and nights in Brooklyn, New York. She was last seen as Eponine in Les Misérables and behind the scenes as an understudy in A Christmas Carol, both on the magical GLT stage in 2014. Other favorites include Lizzie in Lizzie Borden, Sara in Murder Ballad, Rose in Dogfight and Lavinia in Titus Andronicus. Keri is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and counts herself beyond blessed to join old friends and new back in her collegiate hometown. Keri sends all the gratitude to Charlie, Vicky and the entire cast and crew that make this magic possible. All the love and light to her Oklahoma family, Michael for supporting a girl more than she thought possible from several states away, her NYC loves, BWMT’15 and the best team

a girl could ask for at CGF Talent. For Tiff and KJB. Moon and back. ✶ Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Wellener IV Dan Hoy* Jehan Frollo/Saint Aphrodisius/Congregation Great Lakes Theater debut Dan is ecstatic to be making his Great Lakes Theater debut with The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Select regional/ educational credits include West Side Story (Riff), All Shook Up (Chad), Saturday Night Fever (Double J) and A Chorus Line (Mike) with Baldwin Wallace University; Pippin (Pippin) at Thin Air Theater Co.; Next to Normal (Gabe) at Brecksville Theater on the Square; The Last Five Years (Jamie) with Revolution Theatrics; My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Young David) at Actor’s Summit; Bare: A Pop Opera (Jason) at Stagedoor Manor; and Cabaret (Emcee) at the Academy for the Performing Arts. TV: Featured dancer in the 85th and 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC). Dan is currently working toward his Bachelor of Music in music theater at Baldwin Wallace University. Special thank you to Zane, his family and friends for their love and support! Jillian Kates* Madame/Congregation Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater

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in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Dr. Craven in The Secret Garden, Fool in King Lear, Stephano in The Tempest, Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap, Thénardier in Les Misérables, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, Baker in Into the Woods, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Casca in Julius Caesar. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, My Fair Lady, Twelfth Night, And Then There Were None, The Tempest, The Secret Garden, King Lear, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Richard III, The Imaginary Invalid, The Winter’s Tale, The Mousetrap, Into the Woods, Macbeth, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, Julius Caesar and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Other theaters include Boise Contemporary Theater, Portland Stage Company and New London Barn Playhouse. Broadway: Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves at the Helen Hayes Theater.

Jillian is just so giddy to be back with this beautiful company. Past GLT credits include Eliza in My Fair Lady, Olivia u/s in Twelfth Night, Lily in The Secret Garden and Texas/Sally u/s in Cabaret. She also appeared in the national tour of Wicked as Glinda/Nessarose u/s. She’d like to thank the entire cast, crew and creative teams at GLT and ISF that make such wonderful theater happen year after year. Special thanks to Vicky, Charlie, Tom, Eileen, my parents, siblings and squeebacious friends. Proud alumnus of the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Department. Merde! ✶ Thank you to our Character Sponsors for their generous support of the Great Lakes Theater acting company.

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Olivia Kaufmann Florika/Congregation Great Lakes Theater debut

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This is Olivia’s first season with GLT. Past credits include Lizzie in Lizzie (Baldwin Wallace University), Louise in Gypsy (Timber Lake Playhouse), Nancy in Gaslight (Timber Lake Playhouse) and Whatsername in American Idiot (Beck Center for the Arts). She is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University and will be receiving a Bachelor of Music in music theater in 2018. Olivia would like to thank the cast and crew of GLT. Andrew Kotzen* Congregation Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Andrew is thrilled to return to GLT for his second season! He was most recently seen as Sparky in Forever Plaid. Other credits include Greg in A Chorus Line, Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Fleet in Titanic and Melchior in Spring Awakening. Proud Baldwin Wallace music theater graduate. Thanks to Vicky, Jackie, Charlie, the entire cast, crew and staff at GLT for this incredible opportunity. Endless love to Mom and Dad. Jon Loya* Phoebus De Martin/ Congregation Great Lakes Theater debut Jon is thrilled to be in his first season here at GLT. He is excited to be playing Captain Phoebus in The Hunchback of Norte Dame and to be in his very first professional Shakespeare production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where he will be playing Demetrius. Jon is currently a student at Baldwin Wallace University where he played Chad in All Shook Up and Don Jose in Carmen. There, Jon is majoring in a Bachelor of Music in music theater. He would like to thank his teachers and family for their constant support and love.

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✶ Thank you to our Character Sponsors for their generous support of the Great Lakes Theater acting company.

Corey Mach* Quasimodo ✶ Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Originally from Strongsville, Corey is thrilled to return to Great Lakes Theater Festival, after appearing in a Cleveland-inspired Peter Pan way back in 2001. Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell (Jesus/Judas standby). Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread at Second Stage Theatre (directed by Diane Paulus), Chix 6 at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. National tours: Wicked (first national), Flashdance the Musical (first national), Rent. TV: Codes of Conduct (HBO, directed by Steve McQueen). Regional theater: Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (directed by James Lapine, starring Debra Monk and Boyd Gaines at Signature Theatre), Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Sara Bareilles’ Waitress (American Repertory Theater), Violet (Capital City Theatre). Cleveland theater: I Love You Because (Austin) at Playhouse Square; Pippin (Pippin) and Harold and Maude (Harold) at Cain Park; and Lippa’s Wild Party (Burrs) at Baldwin Wallace, where he graduated in 2010. Yale Repertory Theatre acting company. Thanks to V for the opportunity. coreymach.com ✶ Mr. & Mrs. Patrick W. O’Connor Michelle Pauker Congregation Great Lakes Theater debut Michelle is delighted to be making her Great Lakes Theater debut this season! She most recently appeared as Maria in West Side Story at Baldwin Wallace University and Cinderella in Into the Woods at the Forestburgh Playhouse. Michelle studies music theater at Baldwin Wallace University, where she will graduate in May 2018. She is also a proud participant of the Midsummer in Oxford program at the British American Drama Academy. Thanks to the GLT production team, cast and crew for this amazing opportunity! Endless love to the fam in CT.


Mickey Patrick Ryan* Congregation Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater Mickey is beyond excited to be back in the Hanna Theatre. Mickey was most recently seen at GLT last spring as Jinx in Forever Plaid. He has also appeared as Joly in Les Misérables and Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other credits include The Comedy of Errors, Carousel, Dogfight and Carrie. Mickey is a proud graduate of BWU. Endless gratitude to the entire GLT cast and crew, BWMT’15, and Mom.

Mack is thrilled to be back home in Cleveland for his second season with Great Lakes Theater! Previous credits include Francis (Forever Plaid), Huck Finn (Big River), Mike (Theory of Relativity), Cain/Japeth (Children of Eden), Chad (All Shook Up), Bobby C (Saturday Night Fever), Lockwood (History Boys) and George (Spring Awakening). While off stage, he puts his eye for design to work building web sites and editing video for local businesses through his creative studio, Big Stache Design ltd (bigstachedesign.com). He sends his love to Mom, Dad, Kristin, his friends and everyone at Abrams Artists Agency for their neverending love and support. @mackshirillla

GLT audiences have seen him as Prospero in The Tempest, Iago in Othello, Jaques in As You Like It, Duke of Buckingham in Richard III, Muggeridge/The Ghost of Christmas Present/ Debtor/Ensemble in A Christmas Carol, Viscount Goring in An Ideal Husband, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Macduff in Macbeth, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Sergius in Arms and the Man, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Marc Antony in Julius Caesar and Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has performed at the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theater in San Diego, South Coast Repertory, for 17 seasons with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (title role in Henry V), Laguna Playhouse, Sierra Rep, Madison Rep and the Shakespeare festivals of Utah, Colorado, Garden Grove, Rhode Island, Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Forever and a day — Natalia. Nick Steen* Congregation Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater Nick is honored to be returning to the beautiful Hanna Theatre for his fourth season with Great Lakes Theater. His previous roles with the company include Laertes in Hamlet, Mike Talman in Wait Until Dark, Lombard in And Then There Were None, Dumaine in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Max Halliday in Dial

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Mack Shirilla* Frederic Charlus/ Congregation Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater

David Anthony Smith* Congregation Fifteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater

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“M” for Murder, Sebastian in The Tempest and Clifford in Deathtrap. Other regional theater credits: Orestes in Elektra, Topper in A Christmas Carol at A.C.T., Antonio in Twelfth Night at Santa Cruz Shakespeare. Other roles include Torvald in A Doll’s House, Harry Bagely and Martin in Cloud 9, Lord Byron in Block Eight on the Camino Real, Beau in The Traveling Companion, Moe in The American Clock, Cassio in Othello and Horace in Courtship. Nick received his BFA from the University of Evansville and his MFA from American Conservatory Theater. He’s also co-creator and host of the automotive web-series called Gearhead Garage where he and his crew search for beautiful builds and passionate people. Nick is on a journey together with the greatest fish a guy could ask for - <4 you Nicki. Take a look at what he’s up to at NickSteen.com! Alex Syiek* Clopin Trouillefou Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previous GLT credits: Pistol, Merry Wives of Windsor; Factory Foreman/Claquesous/Grantaire, Les Misérables; Richmond, Richard III; Policeman, Sweeney Todd. Some of his other favorite credits include Andrew Jackson, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Color and Light Theatre Ensemble); Bob White, White Christmas (Northern Stage); Mr. Franklin, Passing Strange (14th Street Theatre); Hanged Writer, A Scythe of Time (June Havoc Theatre). BM in music theater performance from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA in musical theater writing from NYU. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. He would love to thank his mother, father and sister for their constant support. M. A. Taylor* King Louis the XI/ Congregation Fifteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater

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Mark Anthony (aka M.A.) happily returns to the CLE and the magnificent Hanna Theatre. Previous credits include Reynaldo, Hamlet; Charity Man/

Old Joe, A Christmas Carol; Feste, Twelfth Night; Doolittle, My Fair Lady; Rogers, And Then There Were None; Nathaniel, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Hugh Evans, Merry Wives of Windsor; Legles/Babet, Les Misérables; Le Beau/Oliver Martext, As You Like It; Beadle, Sweeney Todd; Lord Rivers, Richard III; Verges, Much Ado About Nothing; Guy, The Imaginary Invalid; Peter, Romeo and Juliet; Speed, TheTwo Gentlemen of Verona; Adam, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); and Flute/Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also among his credits: Candy in Of Mice and Men (directed by Adrian Hall) for PTTP/Rep, Dracula for Boise Contemporary Theater in the title role; Launce, Two Gentlemen of Verona; Gravedigger/Player King and Hamlet at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). He wishes to thank his families (both genetic & professional) for all their support and patience. Lastly, he is looking forward to some extended season baseball… Go Tribe! MacKenzie Wright Congregation Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater MacKenzie is very excited to be bringing The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Boise to Cleveland! She understudied and performed in A Christmas Carol at Great Lakes Theater last December. Favorite credits include Diana Morales, A Chorus Line (Baldwin Wallace University); Carla, In The Heights; Kylar in Bring It On (Beck Center for the Arts); Caroline, The Theory of Relativity; Linda/ Connie, Saturday Night Fever (Playhouse Square); Little Red Riding Hood, Into The Woods; Granny, The Addams Family (The Forestburgh Playhouse); Celisse/Dance Captain, Godspell (Cain Park). MacKenzie is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University, majoring in music theater. Recipient of the Cliff Bemis Music Theatre Scholarship for outstanding achievement in music studies at Baldwin Wallace. Proud


member of EMC. For Mom, Dad and Max. I am forever grateful for you three.

Understudies Meghan Cordier, Warren Egypt Franklin, Tre Frazier, Shayla Brielle G., Jason Goldston, Annie Griswold, Gillian Jackson Han, Matthew Harris, David Holbert, Dan Hoy*, Alec Irion, Olivia Kaufmann, Noah Mattocks, Holly Moss, Brianna O’Boyle, Matthew Pitts, Chandler Smith, Alex Syiek*

Directors Victoria Bussert Director Thirty-one seasons with Great Lakes Theater

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director Sixteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater Directing credits at GLT: Hamlet (2017 and

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Victoria returns for her 31st season at GLT, balancing the professional and academic worlds between her active life as an awardwinning free-lance director while holding the position of Director of Music Theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Nationally, her work has been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, New World Stages, Goodspeed Opera, Playhouse Square, Portland Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Anchorage Opera. Her international credits include Friar Tuck in Russia, The Who’s Tommy in Brazil, the Danish premiere of Avenue Q (2012 Reumert Award nomination) and the European premieres of Lizzie and [title of show] for the Fredericia Teater in Denmark. In February, Victoria made her London directorial debut with the critically acclaimed production of Lizzie. Other recent directing assignments include the award-winning My Fair Lady for GLT/ISF, In the Heights for Beck Center and West Side Story for BW. Next up will be the Chicago premiere of Lizzie, followed by Hair at the Beck Center. Many thanks to Charlie for his continuing support — and to her students for their constant inspiration. victoriabussert.com

2003), And Then There Were None, Dial “M” for Murder, Deathtrap, Blithe Spirit, Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hay Fever, The Importance of Being Earnest, Arms and the Man and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Charles holds a unique position in the American theater as producing artistic director of three independently operated, professional theater companies: Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio (since 2002); Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho (since 1991) and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival in Incline Village, Nevada (since 2010). His appointments have resulted in a dynamic and groundbreaking producing model for the companies, in which more than 60 plays have been shared since 2002. In 2009, Charles was honored to receive recognition for his leadership by the Cleveland Arts Prize as a recipient of the Martha Joseph Award. Other awards include The Mayor’s and Governor’s awards for Excellence in the Arts, Idaho. From 1988 to 1992, he held the position of artistic director at the Sierra Repertory Theatre in California. He has also worked with The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, the Milwaukee and Missouri repertory theaters, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix and the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival. In addition to his work with the companies in Ohio, Idaho and Nevada, Charles is active within the community. He has served as a member of the strategic planning committee for the Morrison Center, as producer of the FUNDSY Award Gala (’96, ’98 and 2000), and as producer of the 1996 Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Charles has served on the board of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Downtown Rotary Club. He received his BA from the University of the Pacific and Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Along with his wife, Lidia and daughter, Alexa, Charles resides in Boise, Cleveland and Lake Tahoe –– a feat that is only possible because of the incredible love and support of his family, and the generous communities he serves!

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Joel Mercier Music Director Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater Joel Mercier is a New England-based director, music director and composer. No stranger to Cleveland, Mercier has been the Music Director of Playhouse Square’s Dazzle Awards for the past two years and GLT’s past musicals My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden and Les Misérables, which won the Cleveland Critics and Broadway World Cleveland Award for Best Music Director. Past credits include nationally recognized theaters such as New London Barn Playhouse (NH), Northern Stage (VT), Goodspeed Opera House (CT), Center for the Arts (PA), Idaho Shakespeare Festival (ID), Palace Theatre (NH), American Music Theatre (PA); and NYC’s Duplex, Westbeth off-Broadway and Nokia Theatre Times Square. An award-winning composer, Mercier’s original productions and adaptations include Ghost Hunting (NH Theatre Factory), The Magic of Fairytales Series (Palace Theatre), Tom Sawyer (Winnipesauke Playhouse) and A Christmas Carol: A Sparkling New Musical which toured across the country in 2013. Mercier, a graduate of the Hartt School, was Resident Music Director and Artistic Associate at the New London Barn Playhouse for six years, a Guest Artist at Dartmouth College for three, and is currently Artistic Director of the NH Theatre Factory and Director of Musicals at St. Anselm’s College. Visit joelmercier.com for more information. Jaclyn Miller Choreographer Great Lakes Theater debut

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Jaclyn is overjoyed to be joining the GLT/ ISF companies for the first time. Regional: Guthrie Theatre: The Cocoanuts; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in Love (US premiere), Twelfth Night, Yeoman of the Guard, Fingersmith (world premiere), Much Ado About Nothing, The Cocoanuts, My Fair Lady, Taming of the Shrew; Portland Opera: Pirates of Penzance (Assistant Director). Additionally, Jaclyn has worked as an associate director and/or choreographer around the country at theaters such as Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse,

Parker Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, AMT San Jose and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. She extends her deepest thanks to Vicky, Charlie, SB and this tremendous company.

Designers Martha Bromelmeier Costume Designer Great Lakes Theater debut This is Martha’s first time designing for GLT, returning for the first time since she did a summer internship with the company in college. New York City credits include Cagney the Musical, The Red Eye of Love, Menopause the Musical and The Gorey Details. Select regional credits: The Producers for Paper Mill Playhouse; Guys and Dolls, 1776, Sweeney Todd, Around the World in 80 Days and The Gin Game for Pittsburgh Public Theatre; Swinging on a Star for Riverside Theatre; and Fallen Angels for New Jersey Shakespeare. Martha has styled many leading ladies, including Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Jessie Mueller, Laura Benanti, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Patina Miller and Anna Kendrick. Martha is a graduate of Cleveland Heights High, has a BFA from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Member USA 829. marthab.com Mary Jo Dondlinger Lighting Designer Thirty-one seasons at Great Lakes Theater Career design credits include productions for Circle in the Square, The Irish Repertory Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, TheaterWorks (Hartford) and many others. Mary Jo has long been associated with the York Theatre Company off-Broadway, where she designed the original production of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), as well as many other musicals and plays. Most recent credits at Great Lakes Theater are Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim On Sondheim, and as co-designer


of the annual holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol. David Gotwald Sound Designer Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater

Jeff Herrmann Scenic Designer Twelve seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previous productions for GLT include Cabaret, Bat Boy, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden and My Fair Lady, all joint productions with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. For GLT and Playhouse Square, he designed the scenery for Sondheim On Sondheim. Other ISF production designs include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The Spitfire

Stage Management Tim Kinzel* Stage Manager Eight seasons with Great Lakes Theater Tim has stage-managed more than 20 productions for Great Lakes Theater. Recent credits include A Christmas Carol, My Fair Lady, Hamlet, Forever Plaid. Tim has multiple stage-management credits from Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizon, Cherry Lane Theater NYC and Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre. Love to his family and friends. Cleveland native and diehard sports fan. Looking forward to some October baseball. Thank you for supporting the arts at Playhouse Square. RALLY TOGETHER!

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A native Clevelander, David is thrilled to be returning to the Hanna Theatre — where he experienced his first Broadway road show. Over the last three decades, he was the sound mixer for numerous Broadway productions: A Chorus Line (1981), Dreamgirls (1983), Sweet Charity (1986), Cabaret (1988), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (1989), Crazy For You (1991), Passion (1994), Fosse (1998), The Producers (2000), Gypsy, (2007), The Addams Family (2009) and the 2014 Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. In 2006, David designed the sound for the Tony Award-winning Jay Johnson - The Two and Only and the off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals. In 1975, he designed El Grande de Coca Cola at the State Theatre as part of the rejuvenation of Playhouse Square. He has worked as a concert sound engineer for Tommy Tune, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone; and for special events at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and NY City Center Encores series. Before heading to New York City, he was a member of the Cleveland Play House Youth Theatre and Production Manager at The Fairmount Center in Novelty, Ohio. Currently, David is a faculty adviser at Carnegie Mellon University and designing immersive events at the Bricolage Production Company in Pittsburgh.

Grill; Little Shop of Horrors; and Noises Off. For Cain Park, selected production designs include Bye-Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, Hair and Dreamgirls. For Dobama Theatre, designs include the Cleveland premieres of Closer, Wit, Refuge, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Take Me Out and The Blue Door. For Beck Center for the Arts, he designed the scenery for Spring Awakening, Next to Normal and Mary Poppins. Jeff is a professor of theater at Baldwin Wallace University. He holds an MFA in scene and lighting design from Southern Illinois University, and he is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Jessica B. Lucas* Assistant Stage Manager Six seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previous stage-management credits include Wait Until Dark with Great Lakes Theater; Wait Until Dark, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Twelfth Night and The Misanthrope with Cleveland Play House/CWRU MFA Program; and Memphis, Rent and Aida with the All-City Musical program. Previous assistant stage-management and production assistant credits include My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden, King Lear, Dial “M” for Murder, Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol and Deathtrap with Great Lakes Theater;

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And Then There Were None, Love’s Labour’s Lost, My Fair Lady, Dial “M” for Murder, Secret Garden and King Lear with Idaho Shakespeare Festival; and Luna Gale with Cleveland Play House. Jessica earned her BA in theater from the University of Scranton and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. GF, you are the best.

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Alan Menken Alan’s music and lyrics have become an integral part of the fabric of our lives since his first works were produced nearly 40 years ago. His stage musicals include God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Atina: Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Real Life Funnies, Little Shop of Horrors, Kicks, The Dream on Royal Street, Beauty and The Beast, A Christmas Carol, Weird Romance, King David, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Song and score credits for film musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, The Shaggy Dog, Home on the Range, Enchanted, Tangled and Mirror Mirror. Individual songs for film include Rocky V (“The Measure of a Man”), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (“My Christmas Tree”), Life With Mikey (“Cold Enough to Snow”), Noel (“Winter Light”) and Captain America: First Avenger (“Star Spangled Man”). Television credits include writing songs for Sesame Street, the ABC mini-series Lincoln, a musical episode of The Neighbors and the ABC series Galavant. His chart topping songs have included “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Colors of the Wind” and “Go the Distance.” Winner of the 2012 Tony and Drama Desk awards for his score for Newsies, he has won more Academy Awards than any other living individual, including eight Oscars with four for Best Score and four for Best Song; 11 Grammy Awards (including Song of the Year for “A Whole New World”); seven Golden Globes; London’s Evening Standard Award; the Olivier Award; the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award. Other notable achievements include induction into

the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard’s No. 1 single (“A Whole New World”) and No. 1 album (Pocahontas). In 2001, he received the distinction of being named a Disney Legend. Alan was awarded two doctorates in fine arts from New York University and the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2010, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alan’s upcoming works include a stage production of A Bronx Tale, a City Center’s Encores series production of God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, a live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, a Sony animated movie titled Sausage Party, and as-yet-untitled film musical project at Universal Pictures. Peter Parnell Peter most recently wrote the new book for the Broadway revival of Lerner and Lane’s On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Harry Connick Jr. and Jessie Mueller. His plays include Trumpery (Atlantic Theatre Company), QED starring Alan Alda (Mark Taper Forum, Vivian Beaumont, LCT), a two-part stage adaptation of John Irving’s The Cider House Rules (Seattle Rep, Taper, Atlantic, American Theatre Critics Association Award). His other plays, Sorrows of Stephen, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, Romance Language, Hyde in Hollywood, Flaubert’s Latest and An Imaginary Life, were first produced by the Public Theater and at Playwrights Horizons. For television, he was a co-producer for The West Wing (two Emmy Award citations), and a producer for The Guardian, Inconceivable and Six Degrees. His children’s book And Tango Makes Three, co-authored with Justin Richardson, was an American Library Association Notable Book, a Henry Bergh Award winner, and has either headed or been on the ALA’S Top 10 List of Most Banned Books from 2006-2012. Peter has served on the Literary Award Committee of PEN, and has taught writing at Dartmouth, the New School, Columbia, the Yale School of Drama, and currently at NYU. He proudly serves as Vice President of The Dramatists Guild.


seen on The Wonderful World of Disney and recently adapted for the stage as Geppetto & Son. He has released two CDs on which he sings new songs, entitled “Reluctant Pilgrim” and “Uncharted Territory.” His most recent musical, Wicked, opened in 2003 and is currently running on Broadway and in several other productions around the United States and the world. In 2008, Wicked reached its 1,900th performance on Broadway, making him the only songwriter in Broadway history ever to have three shows run more than 1,900 performances. A book about his career, Defying Gravity, has recently been released by Applause Books. Under the auspices of the ASCAP Foundation, he runs musical theater workshops in New York and Los Angeles, and serves on the ASCAP board. He is also currently President of the Dramatists Guild. About MTI Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theaters from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theater as a vibrant and engaging art form. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theaters in the United States and in over 60 countries worldwide. MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theater, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary- and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.

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Stephen Schwartz Stephen was born in New York City on March 6, 1948. He studied piano and composition at the Juilliard School of Music while in high school and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968 with a B.F.A. in drama. Upon coming back to live in New York City, he went to work as a producer for RCA Records, but shortly thereafter began to work in the Broadway theater. His first major credit was the title song for the play Butterflies are Free, which was featured in the movie version as well. In 1971, he wrote the music and new lyrics for Godspell, for which he won several awards including two Grammys. This was followed by the English texts, in collaboration with Leonard Bernstein, for Bernstein’s Mass, which opened the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The following year, he wrote the music and lyrics for Pippin, and two years later, The Magic Show. At one point, Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show were all running on Broadway simultaneously. He next wrote the music and lyrics for The Baker’s Wife, followed by a musical version of Studs Terkel’s Working, to which he contributed four songs, and which he also adapted and directed, winning the Drama Desk Award as Best Director. He also co-directed the television production, which was presented as part of the PBS American Playhouse series. Next came songs for a one-act musical for children, Captain Louie, and a children’s book, The Perfect Peach. He wrote music for three of the songs in the off-Broadway revue Personals, lyrics to Charles Strouse’s music for Rags and music and lyrics for Children of Eden. He then began working in film, collaborating with composer Alan Menken on the scores for the Disney animated features Pocahontas, for which he received two Academy Awards and another Grammy, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He also provided songs for DreamWorks’ first animated feature, The Prince of Egypt, for which he won another Academy Award for the song “When You Believe.” He most recently collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s Enchanted, and provided music and lyrics for the original television musical, Geppetto,

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DONORS The trustees, staff and artistic company of Great Lakes Theater express our deepest gratitude to the hundreds of supporters of “Cleveland’s Classic Company.” The donors listed below and on the following pages made generous gifts to the Annual Fund between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. “I can no other answer make but thanks.” Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene iii

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Make a Contribution Great Lakes Theater served more than 130,000 students and adults last year through its Hanna and Ohio Theatre mainstage productions and education programs throughout northeast Ohio. This would not have been possible without the annual support of the hundreds of generous donors listed below. Please join the Great Lakes Theater family by making a tax-deductible contribution to support Cleveland’s Classic Company. Visit the “Support Us” section of our website (GreatLakesTheater.org) or call us at (216) 453-1067 to learn more about our Membership and donation programs.

Sponsors: Company Sponsors $100,000 and above The Cleveland Foundation***

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture*** Lead Sponsors $50,000 to $99,999 The David & Inez Myers Foundation*** Ohio Arts Council*** The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation***

The George Gund Foundation*** The Kulas Foundation*** The John P. Murphy Foundation***

Sponsors $25,000 to $49,999 The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation* The Community Foundation of Lorain County*** The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation*** The Reinberger Foundation***

Season Sponsors:

Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest John & Barbara Schubert***

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*3 – 5 consecutive years as a donor **6 – 9 consecutive years as a donor ***10 or more consecutive years as a donor


THE LEGACY SOCIETY

Great Lakes Theater’s Legacy Society honors individuals, families, foundations and other generous donors that make gifts to Great Lakes Theater’s Endowment Fund or have made a provision for Great Lakes Theater through their estate plans. Please consider becoming a member of the growing list of generous Great Lakes Theater Legacy Society supporters and help ensure that classic theater endures for future generations in northeast Ohio by designating Great Lakes Theater a beneficiary in your will, trust or other estate plans.

“Evermore thanks.” Marilyn* & Paul* Brentlinger Willard & Donna Carmel Mary* & Leigh Carter Natalie & Morton* Epstein Edward S. Godleski Mary Jane Davis Hartwell* Samuel S. Hartwell Jack & Mary Ann Katzenmeyer Kate Lunsford Mary Anne* & Jack McGrath Janet & Bob* Neary

Richard II, Act II, Scene ii James A. Nelson* Donald & Anne Palmer Tim & Lynn Pistell Professor Alan Miles Ruben & Judge Betty Willis Ruben The John Sherwin Family George* & Marjorie* Springer Thomas G. & Ruth M. Stafford Arthur L. Thomas Audrey* & Dick* Watts

*Deceased: The legacy of these generous donors lives on for future generations.

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THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY

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Annual Fund donors of $1,000 and above are members of Great Lakes Theater’s “Shakespeare Society” and are entitled to certain benefits, including invitations to special Society events and activities. For more information, contact Chris Fornadel at (216) 453-1067.

Avon Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)

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The Abington Foundation** Eaton Corporation*** First Energy Foundation The GAR Foundation*** Jack & Mary Ann Katzenmeyer*** Janet E. Neary*** The Lubrizol Foundation*** Nordson Corporation Foundation** Dr. & Mrs. Donald Palmer*** Tim & Lynn Pistell*** PNC Foundation* Mrs. James O. Roberts*** The Shubert Foundation*** Thomas G. & Ruth M. Stafford***

Anonymous (2) Chuck & Bonnie Abbey** Walt & Laura Avdey** Dalia & Robert Baker*** Mitch & Liz Blair*** Glenn & Jenny Brown*** Mr. & Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm*** The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation*** Gail Cudak & Thomas Young*** Timothy J. Downing & Ken Press* Charles, Lidia & Alexa Fee** Dianne V. Foley* Steve Gariepy & Nancy Sin*** Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hartwell*** Paul R. & Denise Horstman Keen** Mary Elizabeth Huber William W. Jacobs*** Katie Kennedy & Doug White The Laub Foundation*** Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust*** Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Mayer*** Jack McGrath*** Katie McVoy & Justin Cernansky Donald W. Morrison*** Nicholas & Sue Peay*** Dr. Scott & Mrs. Judy Pendergast*** Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Peterman*** Thomas A. Piraino & Barbara C. McWilliams** Prof. Alan Miles Ruben & Judge Betty Willis Ruben* Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl*** Kim Sherwin** Sally J. Staley*** Arthur L. Thomas John and Lori Wheeler Kevin M. & Anne R. White** Robert & Emily Williams* Ms. Rebecca A. Zuti & Mr. Anthony D. DeCello**

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Stratford Circle ($5,000 to $9,999) The Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation*** Mr. Todd M. Burger & Ms. Kristie Beck* Bill & Judie Caster** Carol Dolan & Greggory Hill** Richard & Evelyn Dolejs** Natalie Epstein*** Ernst & Young, LLP*** The Harry K. & Emma R. Fox Foundation*** The Giant Eagle Foundation** Diane Kathleen Hupp* Susan & John Lebold Mr. & Mrs. Leslie H. Moeller*** David P. Porter & Margaret K. Poutasse*** The Sherwin-Williams Company Laura & Alvin Siegal*** Paul A. and Sonja F. Unger Fund The Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust**

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Patrons ($250 to $499) The Thomas and Joann Adler Family Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland*** Joel & Teresa Andreani Thomas & Joan Baker* Mr. & Mrs. Benham S. Bates** Fred & Mary Behm*** Kathy Berkshire John & Jeannene Bertosa** Gary & Kay Bluhm** Bernice A. Bolek*** Bette Bonder & Patrick Bray** Richard & Mary Ann Brockett* Mr. & Mrs. Eric J. Carlson Tim & Cindy Carr* Ms. Megan Casserlie* Robert and Susan Conrad Dr. & Mrs. Kevin D. Cooper* Audrey DeClement*** Pete & Margaret Dobbins* Mr. & Mrs. L. William Erb* Jon & Mary Fancher**

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Jean McQuillan & Richard Christ*** John & Donna Clifford*** James Collins Rollin & Anne Conway** Stan & Lisa Corwin David & Gayle Cratty*** Daniel Divis Daniel & Joyce Dyer * Mr. & Mrs. Robert Eikenburg*** Robert Erikson Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Fairchild David V. Foos*** Charles & Julia Gall** Mrs. Carla Gallagher* Mrs. Barbara J. Garris Deborah A. Geier*** Greg & Gail Gibson*** Virginia T. Goetz* Elaine H. Green Jean E. Gubbins** Tom & Kirsten Hagesfeld** Michael & Suzanne Harris* Curt & Karen Henkle** Robin Herrington-Bowen Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Hicks Kathy & Jamie Hogg*** Clyde A. Horn*** Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Janson* Marilyn & Howard Karfeld*** Lauren Kawentel** William & Marion Kettering* Michael & Lynn Kleinman* Mr. Thomas Knox* Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Kozel*** Jacob Kronenberg & Barbara Belovich*** Eleanor & Stephen Kushnick*** Leslie Lahr* Jennifer & Robert Larson* Mr.& Mrs. Brian Lawler* Gregory Leach* Gregory & Vickie Leyes* Thomas & Sheryl Love Mr. & Mrs. John M. Lovett* Brian & Renee Lowery** Robert & Beth MacMurray* Kimberly A. Mahoney Manubay Joshua K. Mayers Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McDonald*** Bill & Marilyn Miller Roy & Cindy Moore*** Toni & Linda Moore** Ms. Barbara H. Nahra Tom & Mary Neff** Thomas Neff Robert & Margery Orth Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Patalon* Ms. Diane L. Pauley Brian Perry & Ka Pi Hoh* Ms. Mary L. Pollak* Andrew & Brenda Pongracz* Mr. & Mrs. Louis Pongracz** Ms. Bette M. Prendergast James & Susan Prince* Mr. & Mrs. James A. Saks** Donna Schuerger*** Donna Sheridan*** Richard Shirey* Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Slavin*** Marg Slesnick Anthony Smits Mr. & Mrs. John Southworth* William E. Spatz**

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Ann & Harry Farmer* Mr. Joseph A. Ferritto Mary Eileen Fogarty*** Mr. & Mrs. Gerald R. Frei** Ted & Nancy Goble Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Gray** John Greene* Robert T. Hexter Rick Hoch Mr. Herbert J. Hoppe, Jr. Robert & Linda Jenkins** Amy & Jeff Johnson* Bernie & Nancy Karr*** Ms. Joylen J. Kent* Charles King & Catherine Keating Bill & Susan Kirchner Bob & Nanci Kirkpatrick*** Ronald G. Kollar*** Stephen & Carolyn Kuerbitz Fred & Joann Lafferty*** Morton & Lola Litt* Anne R. & Kenneth E. Love** Jennifer & Peter Meckes* The Mersol Family*** David & Leslee Miraldi*** Steve Z. & Mary Gibbs Mitchell*** Dale Sr., Dale Jr. & Gayle Montgomery Frank Rausche Dr. Edward J. Rockwood*** Reinhold & Ginny Roedig*** Mrs. Sharon M. Rogers*** Otmar & Rota Sackerlotzky*** Paul Schumacher Dr. Howard Simon* Dr. & Mrs. Lynn A. Smith*** The Edward & Katherine Thomas Family Frank & Vicki Titas** Robert & Marti Vagi** Mr. & Mrs. James D. Vail** Carol Lee Vella*** James L. Wagner** Nancy-Anne Wargo* Dr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Watts** Chris & Mary Weaver Mrs. Betty S. Weiss** Mr. John Wiedemann & Ms. Pamela Schnellinger* David Wildermuth Donald & Dorothy Zito*

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Susan St. John** Kathlyn & Harry Stenzel*** Anita K. Stoll Mr. & Mrs. Timothy L. Sullivan** Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Tatman* Dr. & Mrs. Ken Tomecki*** Dorothy Ann Turick Elizabeth Twohig Anne Unverzagt & Richard Goddard** Christine and Daniel Vento* Mrs. Barbara S. Walker Thomas M. Wladyka* Jeanne Wojciechowicz James & Sandra Wood** John & Dianne Young*

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Anonymous (2) Ms. Josephine B. Anderson Kimberley Barton Thomas D. Basco Brian & Teresa Bester Tom & Dorothy Bier Elizabeth A. Billings Dr. & Mrs. Dieter F. Bloser*** Phyliss M. Boggs Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Bolton*** Dr. W. H. Boom & Ms. Anne L. Batzell Mr. Stanley C. Brandt & Ms. Mary K. Whitmer*** Susan Brenneman Barbara J. Burke** Kathy Caldwell Robert S. Carillio Dr. & Mrs. Dale H. Cowan* Samuel Cowling** Dr. Ben S. Curatolo Judith Darus* Lowell & Carole Davis*** Chris & Mary Ann Deibel*** Donna Douglas*** Virginia Dybicz The Eldridge Family Janice Evans** Douglas D. Farling Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Field*** Daniel Fishwick Carmela Freeman Mr. & Mrs. Lou Galizio*** Marian Hancy** Jean Heller* Frank & Gerry Hoffert** Mark & Lynn Hofflund* Ron & Joanne Hulec*** William Ivancic** Marie Ivkanec* Thomas Jecker Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Kelley Dennis Kelly** Mr. Gilbert P. Kenehan* Samuel C. Kennell* Mr. Kenneth R. Kessler Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kirby Mr. & Mrs. Gregory G. Kruszka* Ms. Linda V. Lefkovitz* James M. Lewan James Marino Anne Martin Francis Martin Connie May

James L. Mayer Cathy J. McCall*** Rev. Edward E. Mehok*** Antoinette Miller*** Diane Moffett Mr. John M. Moss & Mrs. Karen J. Moss Kim Whitesel-Nakel Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neides Mark Norris Gerald Norton Maura O’Donnell-McCarthy Joan M. Oravec*** Meribeth Pannitto Peggy & Michael Partington*** Mr. Alan A. Pomiecko Larry & Susan Rakow* Judy & Clifford Reeves** The Reinker Family*** Mr. & Mrs. Gerald P. Rencehausen Peter E. Renerts Ms. Jacqueline Y. Rhodes** Robinson Family Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland* Mr. Mark J. Salling & Ms. Cindie Carroll Pankhurst*** Doris A. Schultz** Steve & Kathy Schultz** Linda Sebald* Randall & Sara Shaner Dr. Dave & Faye Sholiton* Ms. Sue N. Siefert Ms. Ellen J. Skinner Mary Slowey Alma L. Smith* Edward W. & Donna Rae Smith James Sonday James Spallino Gail Stroud Laura L. Sutera Ms. Elizabeth Swenson* Linda Taege Carol A. Vidoli*** Michael Wagner Tom Wagner & Malinda Smyth** Rev. & Mrs. David M. Walker*** Sharon & Yoash Wiener*** Todd Wilson Ms. Janet R. Wolf Arthur & Deborah Zinn* *3 – 5 consecutive years as a donor **6 – 9 consecutive years as a donor ***10 or more consecutive years as a donor

Gifts were received in honor of: Morton & Natalie Epstein Michael J. Peterman Sally J. Staley Betty S. Weiss

Gifts were received in memory of: Marcia Detwiler Morton G. Epstein Mary Jane Davis Hartwell Robert D. Neary

The Women’s Committee Formed in 1961, the committee is Great Lakes Theater’s longest standing volunteer support group. Members act as hosts for our actors, provide support in our administrative office and at events, and cheer us on throughout the season. If you would like to become a member, call Joanne Hulec at (216) 252-8717 for more information. Officers

Barbara Cercone, President Janice Campbell, Vice Chair Viola McDowell, Recording Secretary Bernice Bolek, Corresponding Secretary Nanci Kirkpatrick, Treasurer

Matching Gift Corporations ArcelorMittal Eaton Corporation GE Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation IBM Corporation The Lubrizol Foundation Nordson Corporation Foundation PNC Foundation Progressive Insurance Foundation Schneider Electric North America Foundation The Sherwin-Williams Company

Many companies, like the ones listed above, match all or a portion of their employees’ charitable giving. Is your employer a matching gift company? Find out by contacting your employer or the Great Lakes Theater Development Office at (216) 453-1067. Every effort is made to ensure that our donor records are current and correct. Please call the Development Office at (216) 4534442 with questions or to report updates and revisions.


TRUSTEES Chair

Thomas G. Stafford †

President

Timothy J. Downing

Secretary

Kim Bixenstine

Treasurer Walter Avdey

Trustees

Michelle Arendt Jennifer Armstrong Dalia Baker Gary Benz David L. Bialosky

Todd M. Burger * William Caster * Gail L. Cudak Carolyn Dickson † Leslie Dickson William B. Doggett † Carol Dolan * Dr. Howard G. Epstein Natalie Epstein *† Dianne V. Foley * Stephen H. Gariepy Derek Green Elizabeth A. Grove * Arthur C. Hall, III Samuel Hartwell * Mary Elizabeth Huber Diane Hupp William W. Jacobs *†

John E. Katzenmeyer † Denise Horstman Keen Kathleen Kennedy * Faisal Khan * John W. Lebold * William E. MacDonald III † Ellen Stirn Mavec † Mary J. Mayer John E. McGrath † Katie McVoy * Leslie H. Moeller Janet E. Neary † Pamela G. Noble * Michael J. Peterman † Timothy K. Pistell † David P. Porter † Georgianna T. Roberts † Ana Rodriguez

John D. Schubert † Peter Shimrak † Sally J. Staley Diana W. Stromberg Gerald F. Unger Thomas D. Warren Nancy Wellener Kevin M. White Julie Sabroff Willoughby Patrick Zohn Rebecca A. Zuti * Executive Committee † Life Trustee

In 2002, Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland, Ohio) and Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Boise, Idaho) conceived a unique, strategic producing alliance designed to maximize return on organizational investments, increase production efficiencies, create long term work opportunities for artists and share best practices. In 2010, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (Incline Village, Nevada) joined the collaborative — further contributing to the momentum of the revolutionary producing prototype's success. The long term results have been remarkable. The alliance's three independent, 501c3 regional theaters have shared over 50 jointly-created productions — each featuring long term, multi-city employment opportunities for artistic company members. This revolutionary producing model has realized its vision and exceeded expectations while simultaneously resulting in notable audience growth for each company.

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STAFF Leadership Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director Bob Taylor, Executive Director

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Management Team Co-Production Managers......Christopher D. Flinchum, Jeff Herrmann Director of Educational Services.................Kelly Schaffer Florian Director of Institutional Advancement.................Todd Krispinsky Director of Educational Programming...... Lisa Ortenzi

Artistic Artistic Associate..............................................Tom Ford

Education Education Outreach Associate................David Hansen School Residency Program Actor-Teachers....................Luke Brett, DeLee Cooper, Adam Graber, Tim Keo, Kimberly Martin, Zyrece Montgomery, Will Sanborn, Leah Smith

Finance & Administration Manager of Finance & Administration...................Stephanie Reed

Institutional Advancement Development Manager............................Chris Fornadel Audience Engagement Coordinator........ Jeremy Lewis Marketing & Communications Manager................................................. Kacey Shapiro Donor Relations Associate...............Elizabeth Steward

Assistant Shop Manager/Draper................Leah Loar Wardrobe Supervisor................. Colleen McLaughlin Wardrobe Crew....................................... Zack Hickle, Mackenzie Malone, Tina Spencer Wig Design...............................Mary Schilling-Martin Master Electrician................................ Tammy Taylor Charge Scenic Artist................................Ruth Lohse Audio Supervisor................................ Brian Chismar Stage Manager........................................ Tim Kinzel* Assistant Stage Manager.............. Jessica B. Lucas* Production Assistant..............................Nicki Cathro Production Associate...............................Amy Essick Run Crew...............Brian Chismar, Richard Haberlen, Gary Zsigrai Hanna Theatre Crew......... Thomas Boddy, Chris Guy, Shaun Milligan, Nathan Tulenson

Volunteers

Company Doctor.....................................Dr. Donald Ford & Cleveland Clinic Trinity High School Intern......................Maxwell Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal Costume Intern.............................................Erica Talion

Special Thanks Arrow Video Great Lakes Theater is a member of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT) and operates under agreements with LORT, Actorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Equity Association, American Federation of Musicians, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and the United Scenic Artists, which are unions representing professional actors, stage managers, musicians, stagehands, directors, choreographers, and designers, respectively, in the United States.

Production Assistant Production Manager...... Corrie E. Purdum Technical Director ................................. Mark Cytron Assistant Technical Director.......William Langenhop Master Carpenter.................................. Lindsay Loar Carpenter/Welder...........................Richard Haberlen Properties Master..........................Jessica Rosenlieb Props Assistant.....................................Greg Falcione Costume Shop Manager.............. Esther M. Haberlen

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Yasmina Reza’s LIFE X3

A Midsummer Night’s Dream LADO Yasmina Reza’s LIFE X3

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1964 The Tribute Yasmina Reza’s LIFE X3 GroundWorks DanceTheater

Night’s Dream The Hunchback of Notre Dame Les Sylphides LIFE X 3 GroundWorks DanceTheater

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A Midsummer Night’s Dream MercyMe Pod Tours America

Cameron Esposito & The Hunchback of Rhea Butcher Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’: The Impact of Oklahoma!

Waitress Waitress Waitress Waitress Manhattan Transfer A Midsummer Night’s A Midsummer Night’s The Hunchback of and The Hazelnuts Dream Dream Notre Dame Paula Poundstone Yasmina Reza’s LIFE X3

Waitress Hunchback Shining Star Anne Frank Two Can Play That Game

Waitress The Diary of Anne Frank

Waitress Hunchback Company Hansel & Gretel Tori Amos Anne Frank

Waitress Hansel & Gretel Anne Frank

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Anne Frank Wicked

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Waitress Night’s Dream Hansel & Gretel Company David Sedaris Anne Frank LIFE X 3

Waitress Night’s Dream Hunchback Hansel & Gretel Company Anne Frank LIFE X 3

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Waitress The Hunchback of Notre Dame Anne Frank Get The Led Out

Waitress The Hunchback of Waitress Notre Dame Hunchback Anne Frank Anne Frank Company Company The Colored Museum The Colored Museum The Dirty Songbook

Waitress Night’s Dream Hunchback Anne Frank Company The Colored Museum The Dirty Songbook The Legend of Zelda

Anne Frank Wicked Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man

Anne Frank Wicked Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man

Anne Frank Wicked Sex Tips For Straight Women Sebastian Maniscalco Paul Taylor Dance Company

Anne Frank Wicked

Anne Frank Wicked Wardrobes & Rings

Anne Frank Wicked Wardrobes & Rings

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Wicked A Christmas Story A Christmas Carol The Cleveland Pops Orchestra

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Wicked A Christmas Story

Wicked A Christmas Story A Christmas Carol Joe Bonamassa

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Playbill - Great Lakes Theater (Fall 2017)  

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