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Cleveland’s Classic Company at the Hanna Theatre presents

meredith willson’s

Sept. 27 – Nov. 10, 2019


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Welcome..................................................................................................................... 4 About Great Lakes Theater............................................................................................ 5 News & Notes.............................................................................................................. 6 The Music Man............................................................................................................ 9 Spotlight on The Music Man....................................................................................... 10 Cast of Characters...................................................................................................... 11 Scenes & Songs......................................................................................................... 12 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 58th 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 six-time, Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man. Following in the footsteps of GLT’s recent productions of Mamma Mia! and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, director Victoria Bussert’s staging highlights the intimacy of the Hanna Theatre, enabling the story-telling magic of Harold and Marian’s unlikely romance to take center stage. Playing in rotating repertory with The Music Man, Sara Bruner’s razor-sharp direction of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar brings a world of political dissonance and tragedy to our Parker Hannifin Stage. We hope you will enjoy witnessing, as we do, our experienced and talented company of artists move seamlessly from a large-scale musical to a Shakespearean classic. As the curtain rises on our 58th season, we offer special thanks to the Kulas Foundation, which has sponsored our musical productions for the last several years as part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater. This fall, we are also deeply grateful to John and Barbara Schubert for their generous support of our production of Julius Caesar. And when you read through your program, you will see the names of many friends, partners, corporations and foundations whose generous support makes all of this possible. We encourage you to join these donors by becoming a Member of the Great Lakes Theater family with your gift. We extend our sincere gratitude to all of our sponsors and Annual Fund donor/members, with continued appreciation to our partners of more than 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. We hope to see you in our audience again soon.

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director

Bob Taylor Executive Director

“Good night, sweet prince...” — Hamlet (Act V, Scene ii) JOHN “JACK” SHERWIN, JR. (1938–2019) Visionary Leader | Tireless Advocate Generous Supporter | Eternal Friend

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ABOUT GREAT LAKES THEATER

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he mission of Great Lakes Theater (GLT), through its mainstage 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 mainstage 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 programming 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 celebrates over a decade in its permanent home at 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 2018 production of Beehive – The ’60s Musical (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

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NEWS & NOTES Amazing Accolades

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Join us in applauding Victoria Bussert, longtime Great Lakes Theater Resident Director for over three decades, and Director of Music Theatre at Baldwin Wallace University, for being awarded an esteemed 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize! The 59-year-old nonprofit Arts Prize recognizes emerging artists, midcareer artists and lifetime achievers with ties to northeast Ohio. Great Lakes Theater is no stranger to the Cleveland Arts Prize. GLT Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee was honored with the Arts Prize’s Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2009, and presented Victoria with her award on September 25th. Brava/Bravo!

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Holiday Choir Cheer

Staff Spotlight

Classics on Tour

From elementary school singers to seasoned community choruses, Great Lakes Theater will welcome approximately 20 choirs from across northeast Ohio to sing before the curtain rises at each performance of our annual production of A Christmas Carol in the Mimi Ohio Theatre. Join us 30 minutes prior to curtain and enjoy the sounds of the season as we celebrate 10 years of our pre-show community choirs program. Are you involved in a choir that might like to perform? Contact Jeremy Lewis at (216) 453-4457 or jlewis@ greatlakestheater.org to learn more.

We are pleased to welcome a new member to the Great Lakes Theater production department. Shaun O’Neill assumed the role of Assistant Production Manager this summer after four seasons as an actor-teacher in our School Residency Program. Shaun will assist GLT Production Manager Jeff Herrmann with all production-related activities, including budgeting, contracting, staff coordination and facilities management. We are thrilled to welcome Shaun to Team Shakespeare!

We’re bringing an iconic detective to elementary and middle schools in early 2020 with Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker Street, our Classics on Tour production. Join the world’s greatest sleuth as he utilizes his remarkable skills to confront his most sensational mystery! An intrepid band of actors will use humor, logic and song to perform this original tale inspired by characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, and provide important lessons in anti-bullying, problem-solving and empathy. Visit greatlakes theater.org/education to learn about how to bring this production to a school near you.


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Cleveland’s Classic Company AT THE HANNA THEATRE

presents...

2019/20 season SUBSCRIBE & SAVE BIG!

The Tony-Winning Broadway Musical Classic Meredith Willson’s

THE MUSIC MAN

September 27 - November 10, 2019 / Hanna Theatre Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Directed by Victoria Bussert

Shakespeare’s Epic Political Tragedy

JULIUS CAESAR

October 4 - November 3, 2019 / Hanna Theatre By William Shakespeare Directed by Sara Bruner

Northeast Ohio’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 29 - December 22, 2019 / Mimi Ohio Theatre By Charles Dickens / Adapted and originally directed by Gerald Freedman

The Ultimate Whodunit Thriller

SLEUTH

February 14 - March 8, 2020 / Hanna Theatre By Anthony Shaffer Directed by Charles Fee

Shakespeare’s Sublime Battle of Wits and Wills

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING March 27 - April 11, 2020 / Hanna Theatre By William Shakespeare Directed by Charles Fee

A Sassy Musical Celebration of Fats Waller

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ May 1 - 24, 2020 / Hanna Theatre

Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz / Created and Originally Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. Original Choreography and Musical Staging by Arthur Faria Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Luther Henderson Vocal & Musical Concepts by Jeffrey Gutcheon / Musical Arrangements by Jeffrey Gutcheon & William Ellio Directed by Gerry McIntyre

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Hanna Theatre | September 27 – November 10, 2019

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director

With generous support from:

Part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater

Presents

MEREDITH WILLSON’S

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BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY

MEREDITH WILLSON STORY BY

MEREDITH WILLSON AND FRANKLIN LACEY DIRECTED BY

VICTORIA BUSSERT Company

Laura Welsh Berg* Lynn Robert Berg* Ally Carbonar Aled Davies* Elijah Dawson Jodi Dominick* Shelby Griswold* Music Director Nancy Maier Scenic Designer Jeff Herrmann

Carole Healey* Jahir Hipps Jillian Kates* Marcus Martin* Ian McLaughlin Enrique Miguel Jessie Cope Miller*

Marlowe Miller Owen Mills Andrew Nelin Erin Niebuhr Avery Pyo Brenna Sherman Mack Shirilla*

Orchestral Arrangements Matthew Webb Costume Designer Tracy Christensen

Production Stage Manager Kelsey James*

Lighting Designer Jesse Klug

David Anthony Smith* Sun-Hee Smith Claire Soulier August Sumlin Alex Syiek* Boe Wank* Chase Christopher Zadd Choreographer Jaclyn Miller Sound Designer David Gotwald

Assistant Stage Manager Nicki Cathro*

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. The Music Man 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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SPOTLIGHT ON THE MUSIC MAN

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was raised in Munster, Indiana (not Muncie. Munster), a much, much smaller town not unlike Meredith Willson’s fictional River City, Iowa. For many years of my childhood, I lived on the last paved street in town which ended in a wide open field after the last house on the block. That infamous field was a great childhood place for wonderful/terrible things: a first kiss, a first cigarette and, of course, general lollygagging — “Trouble with a capital ‘T’ that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for Pool!” My mom held a master’s in music from Ohio State (sorry, THE Ohio State University) and even spent a year studying voice at Juilliard in New York City. Needless to say, life as a housewife in a small town in Indiana was not the best fit for her. Maybe she was a distant relative of Harold Hill (or Meredith Willson), but one day she decided to march on down to our local elementary school and volunteer to become the first music teacher — for free. I wish I could have seen the principal’s face! The school board made the very wise and considered decision to take her up on her offer, and for five years they “let” her run a music program for the entire school before deciding it might be a good idea to offer her some sort of compensation. In the meantime, every student at Elliott Elementary School was given a recorder and every one of us — my brother and I included — learned how to play our recorders and how to read music! In all honesty, it really wasn’t “cool” to have your mother teach you in class. (At age eight, I relished every opportunity to correct her mistakes — especially with lyrics.) But what was “cool” was all of us children making music together. In retrospect, I imagine those initial recorder concerts were probably reminiscent of Harold Hill’s first attempts at his “think system” — but eventually, we learned to play actual notes, pretty nice harmonies and even added new instruments! I know, I know, Harold Hill’s intentions were far from pure when he started selling his boy’s band to the good folks in Iowa, but even he finally discovers the real magic of children and music — and that’s what we celebrate tonight! This one is for my Mom and for every adult who has encouraged a child to make music a part of their lives. Victoria Bussert Director, The Music Man

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CAST OF CHARACTERS

River City Townspeople....................Laura Welsh Berg*†, Lynn Robert Berg*, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*‡ Jahir Hipps, Enrique Miguel, Jessie Cope Miller*, Erin Niebuhr, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier

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Traveling Salesmen.................................... Lynn Robert Berg*, Elijah Dawson, Jahir Hipps, Enrique Miguel, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Boe Wank* Charlie Cowell..................................................................................... Lynn Robert Berg* Conductor....................................................................................................Aled Davies* Harold Hill.....................................................................................................Alex Syiek* Mayor Shinn..................................................................................David Anthony Smith* Ewart Dunlop............................................................................................ Mack Shirilla* Oliver Hix................................................................................................ Enrique Miguel Jacey Squires................................................................................................. Boe Wank* Olin Britt...................................................................................................Elijah Dawson Marcellus Washburn.................................................................................Marcus Martin* Tommy Djilas..............................................................................................Andrew Nelin Marian Paroo..............................................................................................Jillian Kates* Mrs. Paroo................................................................................................Carole Healey* Amaryllis............................................................................................... Brenna Sherman Winthrop Paroo........................................................................................Ian McLaughlin Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn......................................................................... Jodi Dominick* Zaneeta Shinn............................................................................................ Ally Carbonar Gracie Shinn............................................................................................ Sun-Hee Smith Alma Hix.......................................................................................... Laura Welsh Berg*† Maud Dunlop...............................................................................................Erin Niebuhr Ethel Toffelmier...................................................................................Shelby Griswold*‡ Mrs. Squires...................................................................................... Jessie Cope Miller* Constable Locke...........................................................................................Aled Davies*

River City Kids.......................................................Marlowe Miller, Owen Mills, Avery Pyo, August Sumlin, Chase Christopher Zadd Musicians Conductor/Keyboard..................................................................................... Nancy Maier Reeds............................................... John Perrine, Bettyjeane Quimby, Craig Wohlschlager Trumpet........................................................................................................... Joe Miller Trombones........................................................................... Dan DiMarino, Dave Mitchell Percussion............................................................................................ Andrew Pongracz Keyboard Programming..............................................................................Matthew Webb ‡ Dance Captain | † Fight Captain *M  embers of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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SCENES & SONGS ACT ONE SCENE 1: A Railway Coach | Morning, July 4, 1912 Rock Island................................................................ Charlie, Salesmen and Train Riders Scene 2: River City, Iowa | Center of Town | Immediately following Iowa Stubborn............................................................................................. Townspeople Ya Got Trouble......................................................................Harold Hill and Townspeople

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SCENE 3: The Paroos’ House | That evening Piano Lesson and If You Don’t Mind My Saying So.......................... Marian and Mrs. Paroo Goodnight, My Someone...................................................................Marian and Amaryllis SCENE 4: Madison Gymnasium | Thirty minutes later Columbia, Gem of the Ocean...................................................... Eulalie and Townspeople Ya Got Trouble (Reprise)........................................................................................Harold Seventy-Six Trombones................................................................Harold and Townspeople Ice Cream / Sincere.........................Harold and The Quartet (Olin, Oliver, Ewart and Jacey) SCENE 5: Exterior of Madison Library | Immediately following The Sadder But Wiser Girl............................................................... Harold and Marcellus Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little and Goodnight Ladies................................ Eulalie, Maud, Ethel, Alma, Mrs. Squires, Harold and The Quartet (Olin, Oliver, Ewart and Jacey) SCENE 6: Interior of Madison Library | Immediately following Marian the Librarian..............................................................................................Harold SCENE 7: A Street | The following Saturday noon SCENE 8: The Paroos’ Porch | That evening My White Knight.................................................................................................. Marian SCENE 9:Center of Town | Noon, the following Saturday The Wells Fargo Wagon............................................................ Winthrop and Townspeople

ACT TWO SCENE 1: Madison Gymnasium | The following Tuesday evening It’s You............................................................ The Quartet (Olin, Oliver, Ewart and Jacey) Shipoopi................................................................................ Marcellus and Townspeople Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little (Reprise)................ Eulalie, Maud, Ethel, Alma and Mrs. Squires SCENE 2: The Hotel Porch | The following Wednesday evening Lida Rose and Will I Ever Tell You?...................................................... Harold, Marian and The Quartet (Olin, Oliver, Ewart and Jacey) Gary, Indiana................................................................. Winthrop, Mrs. Paroo and Marian Lida Rose (Reprise).......................................... The Quartet (Olin, Oliver, Ewart and Jacey) SCENE 3: The Paroos’ Porch | Immediately following SCENE 4: The Footbridge | Fifteen minutes later Till There Was You............................................................................... Marian and Harold SCENE 5: A Street | Immediately following Goodnight, My Someone / Seventy-Six Trombones (Reprise)................... Harold and Marian

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SCENE 6: Madison Park | A few minutes later Till There Was You (Reprise)...................................................................................Harold SCENE 7: River City High School Assembly Room | Immediately following


THE ARTISTIC COMPANY

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Laura Welsh Berg* Alma Hix/Chorus Fourteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater Shows with GLT: Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet), Mamma Mia! (Rosie), Hamlet (Hamlet), And Then There Were None (Vera), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosaline), Witness for the Prosecution, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Sweeney Todd, The Tempest, Hay Fever, My Fair Lady, All’s Well That Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Funny Thing…Forum and She Stoops to Conquer. At Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night (Viola) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Speed). Chicago credits: The Farnsworth Invention at Timeline Theater, Arms and the Man at Centerstage and Mill Fire at Sheil Park. She holds a BA from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA from The Theater School at DePaul. L’MLS. Lynn Robert Berg* Charlie Cowell/Traveling Salesman/Chorus Eighteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater

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For GLT: Gremio (The Taming of the Shrew), Macbeth (Macbeth), Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), The Ghost and Player King (Hamlet), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Richard III (Richard III), Frank Ford (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Polixenes (The Winter’s Tale), Doctor Parker (Bat Boy: The Musical), Caliban (The Tempest), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Other credits: Don Armado (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Dr. Watson (The Hound of the Baskervilles) with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Hucklebee (The Fantasticks), Bill Walker (Major Barbara), Edmund (King Lear), Hastings (She Stoops to Conquer) with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. MFA from the University of Delaware Professional Theater Training Program. SLL’M

Ally Carbonar Zaneeta Shinn Great Lakes Theater debut season Ally is delighted to be making her Great Lakes Theater debut! Previous credits include Les Misérables (Eponine) at the Malvern Theatre Society, Cabaret (Lulu/Dance Captain) at Baldwin Wallace University and Jesus Christ Superstar (Apostle/Ensemble) at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre. She is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University. Ally is endlessly thankful to her family, friends and teachers for all of the love and support. Sending you all love and smiles. Aled Davies* Conductor/Constable/Chorus Nineteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previously for GLT: Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC in Witness for the Prosecution, Sir William Lucas/Mr. Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice, Seyton the Porter in Macbeth, Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Marcellus/The Gravedigger in Hamlet, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, The Old Actor in The Fantasticks, Scrooge/Samuels in A Christmas Carol, King Lear in King Lear, John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, 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, Prospero in The Tempest, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. A proud and appreciative member of Actors’ Equity since 1984. GO BROWNS! Elijah Dawson Olin Britt/Traveling Salesman/Quartet/Chorus Great Lakes Theater debut season Elijah is thrilled to be making his Great Lakes Theater debut this season. Previous credits include Bobby in Memphis (Cain Park), Elisha Whitney in Anything Goes (Baldwin Wallace University), John the


Baptist/Judas in Godspell (New London Barn Playhouse), Fred in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Roper Theatre). Elijah is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University and will be receiving a BM in music theater in May 2020. Without the love and support of his brother, his parents and God, he wouldn’t be where he is today. Also, love you BWMT20! Jodi Dominick* Eulalie Shinn/Chorus Eleven seasons with Great Lakes Theater

Shelby Griswold* Ethel Toffelmier/Chorus Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Shelby is thrilled to be returning to Great Lakes Theater for a second season. She was lucky enough to make her debut last season in Beehive: The 60’s Musical (Laura/Janis Joplin). Previous credits include Cabaret (Sally Bowles) at Baldwin Wallace; University Bring it On (Bridget), Once (Baruska) at Beck Center for the Arts; and Newsies (Hannah), Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Ursula understudy) at Forestburgh Playhouse. She is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University and set to graduate with a music theater degree in the spring. Much gratitude to her teachers for the opportunities and support. Thank you to her parents for their endless love and encouragement. @shelby__taylor

Ms. Healey has acted and directed at most of the major regional theaters in the country, including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Shakespeare Festival (company member for 14 seasons), The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (company member for 3 years), Southwest Shakespeare, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Denver Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks in CA, Portland Stage, Riverside Theatre, Kingshead Theatre in London, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Olney, The Cape Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public and many others. Previously at Great Lakes Theater: Catherine in Arms and the Man, Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Television and Film: Law and Order, The Guiding Light, The Understudy. MFA – The Professional Theatre Training Program University of Delaware. Jahir Hipps Traveling Salesman/Chorus Great Lakes Theater debut season This is Jahir’s first season with GLT and he is so blessed to be on board. He has performed many roles for which he’s proud, but most recently he was a Kit Kat Boy in Cabaret at Baldwin Wallace and Jeremy Heere in Playhouse Square’s production of Be More Chill. Jahir is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University, and would like to thank his mother, grandmother and Randy for their constant support and all of the BW faculty that helped make this opportunity possible. Enjoy the show!

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Previous shows include Witness for the Prosecution, Wait Until Dark, Mamma Mia!, Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sweeney Todd, The Mousetrap, Cabaret, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, An Ideal Husband, The Imaginary Invalid, My Fair Lady, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Richard III. Ten seasons at The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, GLT’s sister company. Other theaters: New World Stages, Hudson Backstage Theater, The Beck Center, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Hayworth Theatre, Dobama Theatre and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jodi is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music.

Carole Healey* Mrs. Paroo Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater

Jillian Kates* Marian Paroo ✶ Six seasons with Great Lakes Theater Select previous roles include Donna in Mamma Mia!, Jane in Pride and Prejudice, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Lily in The Secret Garden, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Texas/Sally

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understudy in Cabaret. Jillian also appeared on the road with the Broadway National Tour of Wicked as the Glinda and Nessarose understudy. She is a very proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theatre Program. So many thanks to Vicky, Charlie, Sara, Matt, Jackie, the entire cast, crew and company that make up this magic filled festival that has become my artistic home. All my love to my parents, sibs, squeebs and Mack! @smallfirevintage ✶ Rita & Charles Maimbourg Marcus Martin* Marcellus Washburn Great Lakes Theater debut season As a northeast Ohio native, Marcus is thrilled to be spending his first fall at the Hanna Theatre with you all! Favorite credits include The Wiz (The Lion), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), Carousel (Enoch Snow) and Anything Goes (Moonface Martin). Marcus is a proud rising senior in the Music Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace University. Much love to this cast, crew, God and of course Mama. Please continue to support the arts! @marcusm_330 Ian McLaughlin Winthrop Paroo Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previous credits include Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man (Idaho Shakespeare Festival), Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Jr. (82nd Street Theatre), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater), Randy in A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House) and Bud OgdenPorter in Mothers and Sons (Beck Center for the Arts). He has studied acting with Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Play House and Broadway Artist Alliance in NYC. Many thanks to family, friends, Vicky and the entire cast and crew for their never ending love and support to help him follow his dreams.

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

Enrique Miguel Traveling Salesman/ Oliver Hix/Quartet/Chorus Great Lakes Theater debut season Enrique Miguel is a Cleveland native and Baldwin Wallace Music Theater Senior. He was last seen in the regional premiere of Be more Chill (Michael Mell) at Playhouse Square! Previous shows include Cabaret (Cliff Bradshaw) at BW, Gypsy (Tulsa) at Beck Center for the Arts, Scapino! (Leandro), Evita (Ensemble u/s Che), and Mary Poppins (Ensemble) at Timberlake Playhouse. In his free time he enjoys traveling, modeling, and producing and editing short films. He wants to thank this magnificent cast for graciously welcoming him to River City! Connect with him: @3nriquemiguel Jessie Cope Miller* Mrs. Squires/Chorus Eight seasons with Great Lakes Theater Jessie is overjoyed to be back once again — it has been just over 10 years since she played the Witch in Into the Woods during GLT’s inaugural season at the Hanna Theatre. She most recently played Widow in The Taming of the Shrew (Great Lakes Theater) and stepped into roles in Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival). Other credits include Abuela Claudia (In the Heights), Lady of the Lake (Monty Python’s Spamalot), Irene Molloy (Hello Dolly!), Leading Player (Pippin) and many roles in A Christmas Carol. A graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and proud Actors’ Equity member since 2005. Much love to Marlowe, family and friends. For Dougfred, Always. Marlowe Miller River City Kid Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Marlowe is very excited to make her Hanna Theatre debut! She’s practically grown up in the theater with her actor parents, Jessie Cope Miller and the late Dougfred Miller, and loves being


with her theater family and friends. She made her professional debut last year performing as Sled Boy/Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Great Lakes Theater, and also played Ivanka in Once at the Beck Center for the Arts. When Marlowe isn’t acting, singing and dancing, she loves to sketch, paint, read, write stories and play with her friends. Thanks and love go out to her family, especially her Dad. Owen Mills River City Kid Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater

Andrew Nelin Tommy Djilas Great Lakes Theater debut season Andrew is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University where he studies music theater. Credits include Laurie in Little Women, Race/Dance Captain in Newsies (New London Barn Playhouse) and J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (Virginia Musical Theatre). Many thanks to Mom and Dad! Erin Niebuhr Maude Dunlop/Chorus Great Lakes Theater debut season Erin is delighted to be making her GLT debut! Some recent favorites include Ex-Girlfriend in Once (Beck Center for the Arts) and Nancy

Avery Pyo River City Kid Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previous shows include A Christmas Carol, Oz, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Little Mermaid Jr., James and the Giant Peach, Madagascar Jr., Pirates of Penzance, We the People, Big Bad Musical, Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Claus Chronicles, Jungle Book, Jr. and Willy Wonka. Other theaters: Medina Showbiz, Academy of Dramatic Arts, 82nd Street Theater, Buckeye Community Theater, Ohio Youth Ensemble and Spotlights. Avery is a fifth-grader at C.R. Towslee Elementary School in Brunswick, Ohio. Avery would like to thank her family for all their support in chasing her dreams. Brenna Sherman Amaryllis Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater Brenna is happy to be back with GLT! She performed in The Music Man this summer in Boise at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and is excited to reprise her role in Cleveland. Some previous shows include A Christmas Carol (Sarah Cratchit/Want) with GLT, Once (Ivanka) at the Beck Center and Annie (Molly) at the Brecksville Little Theatre. She has had supporting roles in The Last Summer on Netflix and The Clovehitch Killer on Hulu. She enjoys playing basketball, anything artsy and swimming. Thanks to Vicky Bussert for this opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad and her brother, Brady. Instagram @brennasherman Mack Shirilla* Ewart Dunlop/Traveling Salesman/Quartet/Chorus Four seasons with Great Lakes Theater Mack is happy to come back

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Owen is thrilled to be back at GLT after playing Delivery Boy in A Christmas Carol last season. Other credits: Baloo in Jungle Book (Wandering Aesthetics), Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad (82nd Street Theater), Host in HoHoHo! The Santa Claus Chronicles (Broadview Heights Spotlights), Newsies (Near West) and Winthrop in The Music Man (North Royalton High School). He made his film debut this past summer in Cleveland’s 48 hour film festival as Eddie in Happy (Happy Dog Studios). He would like to thank GLT for this opportunity and his family for all the support.

in Oliver! (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre). Erin is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University, majoring in music theater. She thanks her family, friends and Cynthia O’Connell for everything she is today.

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home for his fourth season with Great Lakes Theater! Previous credits include Eddie (Mamma Mia!) 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) and George (Spring Awakening). While offstage, he puts his eye for design to work building web sites and editing video for local businesses through his creative studio, Big Stache Design (www.bigstachedesign.com). He sends his love to Mom, Dad, Kristin, Jillian, his friends and everyone at Abrams Artists Agency for their never-ending love and support. @mackshirillla David Anthony Smith* Mayor Shinn/Traveling Salesman/Quartet/Chorus Seventeen seasons with Great Lakes Theater GLT: Prospero (The Tempest), Iago (Othello), Jaques (As You Like It), Duke of Buckingham (Richard III), Viscount Goring (An Ideal Husband), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Macduff (Macbeth), Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Sergius (Arms and the Man) and Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest). David recently completed his nineteenth consecutive season with The Idaho Shakespeare festival. He has performed at the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theater in San Diego, South Coast Repertory, Laguna Playhouse, Sierra Rep, Madison Rep and Shakespeare festivals of Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Garden Grove, Rhode Island, Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Forever and a day — Natalia. Sun-Hee Smith Gracie Shinn Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater

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Sun-Hee was previously in A Christmas Carol with GLT. Recently, she performed in South Pacific at Blossom Music Center with the Cleveland Orchestra. Her other credits include A Christmas Story at Cleveland Play House, Snow White’s Adventures and Hillbilly Holiday at The Beck Center, The Music Man

at Cain Park, La Bohème with Cleveland Opera Theater and Mary Poppins and Newsies at Near West Theater. As a winning author in the 10-10 Festival of New Plays, her play, The Heart of a Princess, was produced by Chagrin Valley Little Theater. She plays piano and flute and enjoys singing, volleyball and softball. Claire Soulier Chorus Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Past shows include Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Cinderella British Pantomime (Cinderella), Hair (Tribe Member) and Tick, Tick... Boom! (Susan understudy). Claire is currently studying musical theater at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. She would like to thank her mentor, Victoria Bussert, for the wonderful opportunities and support. She sends much love to BWMT’21 and her family. @clairesoulier August Sumlin River City Kid Great Lakes Theater debut season Favorite roles include Helen in A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House), Mary in Minton’s Place (Cleveland Play House), Storyteller in Children of Eden (French Creek), Reporter in James and the Giant Peach (Heights Youth Theatre), Lillian in The Music Man (Cain Park), Child in I Spy (Dobama Theatre), Lead Spy Carrot in Veggie Mayhem (Dobama Theatre) and Mally in Trouble for Four (Dobama Theatre). August has been taking ballet for seven years. She loves to write songs for the piano, sing and read. August loves spending time with babies and wants to be an obstetrician when she’s older. Alex Syiek* Harold Hill ✶ Five seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previous GLT credits: Bill in Mamma Mia!, Fitzwilliam in


Pride and Prejudice, Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Snout/Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pistol in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Factory Foreman/ Claquesous/Grantaire in Les Misérables, Richmond in Richard III. Other favorite credits: Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Color and Light Theatre Ensemble), Bob White in White Christmas (Northern Stage), Mr. Franklin in Passing Strange (14th Street 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 support. www.alexsyiek.com ✶ Rita & Charles Maimbourg

Previous credits include: the national tour of Kathleen Marshall’s Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes!, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (LeFou), A Chorus Line (Mike), Little Women (Laurie) and All Shook Up (Dean Hyde). Other favorites: Singin’ in the Rain, Grease, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma!, Hello Dolly! and 42nd Street. Living in NYC by way of Ohio, Boe is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace’s Musical Theatre Program and a proud member of Actors’ Equity. All love and thanks to Vicky, the cast, crew and company of GLT and — as always — my beautiful family. @boink_90 Chase Christopher Zadd River City Kid Eight seasons with Great Lakes Theater Chase is 13 years old and in the eighth grade at Bethany Lutheran School. Chase’s previous credits include Near West Theatre in Newsies, Show Boat and Xanadu; Cassidy Theatre in Titanic, Children of Eden, Alice in Wonderland, Show Business and Into the Woods (Jack). Chase ✶ Thank you to our Character Sponsors for their generous support of the Great Lakes Theater acting company.

Understudies Kailey Boyle, Enrique Caraballo, Nick Drake, Shelby Griswold*, Nadina Hassan, Sydney Howard, Charles Miller, Erin Niebuhr, Veronica Otim, Charlie Ray, Willem Sandercox

Directors Victoria Bussert Director Thirty-four seasons with Great Lakes Theater Victoria returns for her 34th season at GLT, balancing the professional and academic worlds between her active life as an award-winning, freelance 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 Theater 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. Victoria made her London directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed production of Lizzie and went on to direct it in Chicago as the inaugural production for Firebrand Theatre, the first feminist musical theater company in the country. Other recent directing assignments have included Mamma Mia! for ISF/GLT and the academic premiere of Once for the Beck Center. In November, she will tackle the academic premiere of Kinky Boots for BW. Victoria was recently awarded the 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize in Theatre and Dance. Many thanks to her “theater” family, Matt,

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was also the understudy for Colin Craven in GLT’s production of A Secret Garden. He has been involved in the movie The Last Summer and commercials. Chase appreciates everyone who has helped him realize his dream of musical theater, and thanks his family and friends for their ongoing support. He thanks GLT for this awesome opportunity once again!

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Jacqui, Jeff, Tracy and David; her inspirational BW student and grad family; and a very special thanks to her “family” family, Dale and Ondie. victoriabussert.com

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Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director Eighteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater

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Directing credits at GLT: Witness for the Prosecution, Misery, Macbeth, Hamlet, 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! Nancy Maier Music Director Seven seasons with Great Lakes Theater Previous GLT credits: Rough Crossing, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, She Loves Me, The Most Happy Fella, A Little Night Music, Gypsy and Anything Goes. Other theaters: Cleveland Play House, Cain Park Theater, Porthouse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, Karamu House, Dallas Theater Center and most recently the world premiere revised version of Jane Eyre for Cleveland Musical Theatre. Nancy was for many years music director of the Music Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace University under the direction of Victoria Bussert. She is currently Associate Artistic Director of The Musical Theater Project and is a teaching artist/accompanist for Playhouse Square. She is happy to be back at GLT where she has so many fond memories. Jaclyn Miller Choreographer Three seasons with Great Lakes Theater Choreography credit for GLT: Mamma Mia!, The Taming of the Shrew, Pride and Prejudice, Hunchback of Notre Dame. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Hairspray, Book of Will, Shakespeare in Love, Twelfth Night, Yeoman of Guard, Fingersmith (world premiere), Much Ado About Nothing, The Cocoanuts, My Fair Lady, The Taming of the Shrew; Guthrie Theatre: The Cocoanuts; Baltimore Center Stage: Fun Home. Additionally, Jaclyn has worked as an associate director and/or choreographer around the country for theaters including Kirk Douglas Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Parker Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Love and thanks to Vicky, Charlie and SB.


Matthew Webb Orchestral Arrangements Fourteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater Matthew is Music Director for music theater at Baldwin Wallace University. As Music Director for Great Lakes Theater: Mamma Mia!, Beehive, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim on Sondheim, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol, Two Gentlemen of Verona and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Elsewhere: LIZZIE (Playhouse Square), Once (Beck Center), Hair (Cain Park and Kent State). Previous sound design at GLT: The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and Hamlet. Many thanks to Vicky, Sara, Charlie and his incredible parents, Carol and Jerry.

Tracy Christensen Costume Designer Two seasons with Great Lakes Theater Last season, Tracy designed Mamma Mia!

David Gotwald Sound Designer Six seasons with Great Lakes Theater Over the last three decades, David was the sound mixer for numerous Broadway productions including A Chorus Line (1981), Dreamgirls (1983), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (1989), The Producers (2000) and

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for Great Lakes Theater. Recent premieres include Passing Through (Goodspeed), The Prompter (Bay Street), The Willard Suitcases (American Shakespeare Center), Anne of Green Gables (Merry Go Round) and Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Pride & Prejudice off-Broadway. Other projects: Scotland PA, (Roundabout), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Folger), Noises Off! (Asolo), Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close (Broadway), Candide at Carnegie Hall with John Lithgow, Carousel (English National Opera), Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Souvenir (Broadway). Ten seasons: Chautauqua Theatre Company. Faculty member at Purchase College SUNY for costume design. www.tracychristensen.com

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2014). David designed the sound for the Tony Award-winning Jay Johnson: The Two and Only (2006) and The Musical of Musicals. Concert sound credits: Tommy Tune, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone and events at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and NY City Center Encores series. Currently, David is a faculty adviser at Carnegie Mellon University and a sound consultant to the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.

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Jeff Herrmann Scenic Designer Fourteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater Jeff is pleased to return to Great Lakes Theater as a resident scenic designer with the company. Previous productions for GLT include Mamma Mia!, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, My Fair Lady and last season’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, all joint productions with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Jeff also serves as the production manager for the company. He holds an MFA in scene and lighting design from Southern Illinois University and he is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Jesse Klug Lighting Designer Great Lakes Theater debut season

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Off-Broadway: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Lortel, Hewes nominations), The Screwtape Letters (off-Broadway and national tour), Romulus and The Hunchback Variations. Regional: Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Marriott Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Indiana Rep, American Players Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Paramount, Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, Geffen Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Portland Center Stage, Northlight, Writers Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre. International: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, INFANT, Market Theatre of South Africa, Sydney Fringe Festival, as well as others on five different continents. Mr. Klug is a multiple Joseph

Jefferson award winner and 22-time nominee. www.jessekluglightingdesign.com

Stage Management Kelsey James* Production Stage Manager Great Lakes Theater debut season Other recent credits: The Music Man (assistant stage manager, Idaho Shakespeare Festival), My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale (production stage manager, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre); La Cage aux Folles, In the Heights (assistant stage manager, Pioneer Theatre Company); Swing! The Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes (stage manager, Little Theatre of the Rockies). Kelsey received her BA from Idaho State University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa Stage Management MFA program. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love and thanks to Kai and family for your constant support! Nicki Cathro* Assistant Stage Manager Four Season with Great Lakes Theater Nicki is thrilled to be returning for her fourth season at the Hanna. Previously, she’s worked as an assistant stage manager for Witness for the Prosecution, Misery, Macbeth and Pride and Prejudice; and as production assistant for A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Great Lakes Theater and ISF. Nicki earned her BFA in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas. She also works in film production and photography, and is incredibly lucky to work with her husband Nick <4. For more information on her media company, visit www.cavernmedia.com.

Authors Meredith Willson Meredith Willson was born in 1902 in Mason City, Iowa. He learned to play the flute as a child and began playing semi-professionally while still in high school. After high school, he left Iowa to study at the Damrosch Institute of Musical Art (later the Julliard School), receiving flute instruction from Georges Barrere, the world-renown


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flutist. While still attending the Institute, he was hired as principle flutist and piccolo player for the John Philip Sousa Band. He later joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra where he was first flutist. He became musical director for various radio programs throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Tallulah Bankhead’s program, The Big Show, for which he wrote the hit song “May The Lord Bless and Keep You.” He composed the scores for the movies The Great Dictator and The Little Foxes, as well as symphonic, band and choral works, including The Jervis Bay: Symphonic Variations on an American Theme and Anthem of the Atomic Age. Willson wrote three Broadway musicals: The Music Man, his first and most successful; The Unsinkable Molly Brown (music and lyrics), and Here’s Love (book, music and lyrics). As an author, he has published two autobiographical works, And There I Stood with My Piccolo and Eggs I Have Laid; one novel, Who Did What to Fedalia; and a memoir about making The Music Man titled But He Doesn’t Know the Territory.

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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 our Annual Fund between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. “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 125,000 students and adults last season through its Hanna and Mimi 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 consider joining the Great Lakes Theater family by making a contribution to support Cleveland’s Classic Company. Visit the “Support Us” section of our website (GreatLakesTheater.org) or call us at (216) 453-4449 to learn more about our Membership and donation opportunities.

Sponsors: $100,000 and above Cuyahoga Arts & Culture*** $50,000 to $99,999 The Cleveland Foundation*** The George Gund Foundation*** The Kulas Foundation*** The John P. Murphy Foundation***

The David & Inez Myers Foundation*** Ohio Arts Council*** The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation***

$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***

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

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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.” Kathleen L. Barber° Marilyn° & Paul° Brentlinger Willard & Donna Carmel Mary° & Leigh Carter Natalie & Morton° Epstein Gerald Freedman GAR Foundation Edward S. Godleski Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Mary Jane Davis Hartwell°

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Samuel S. Hartwell The Hershey Foundation Jack & Mary Ann Katzenmeyer Kate Lunsford Thomas° & Margaret Lynch Charitable Trust Mary Anne° & Jack McGrath Donald W. Morrison° Janet & Bob° Neary James A . Nelson° Donald & Anne Palmer

Jean Z.° & John S.° Piety Tim & Lynn Pistell Ron° & Nancy° Pottorff 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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Janice Evans** Kathryn Eyring Nancy Facchiano Frank L. Field, Jr.*** Dr. J. Robert Fowler Ms. Barbara Fretthold Jeanne Frey Nicholas & Marsha Gallo Katherine A. Ganz** Ms. Pamela S. Goetsch Linda Grau* Lisa Greb* John Greene** Marian Hancy*** Richard & Jo Anne Harris Ron & Christine Hawes Linda A. Heath** Jean Heller** Stephen Hirschfield Frank & Gerry Hoffert** Jessica Holtsberry Ms. Carolyn R. Horn Clyde A. Horn*** Michael Hotz James & Gale Jacobsohn* Tom & Terri Jecker Robert Kasler Mr. Gilbert P. Kenehan** Mr. Kenneth R. Kessler* Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kirby Mary Jo Klements* David R. Knowles Jacob Kronenberg & Barbara Belovich*** David Kruse Al & Cynthia Kuntz George Leggiero James and Tayna Lewan Chuck & Donna Loper* Susan E. Lust Sharon Madger Paul S. Malchesky Mr. & Mrs. J. Adin Mann Anne Martin* Gretchen Mates Connie May* James L. Mayer* Mr. John A. Mazzella Ms. Allison E. McCallum Mr. David McKissock Rev. Edward E. Mehok*** Ms. Patricia A. Monreal

Ms. Cheryl A. Moskwa Mr. John M. Moss & Mrs. Karen J. Moss* Ms. Barbara H. Nahra* Gerald Norton* Joan M. Oravec*** Meribeth Pannitto* Peggy & Michael Partington*** Rudy Perdan Brian Perry & Ka Pi Hoh* Mr. Alan A. Pomiecko Mr. & Mrs. Louis Pongracz** David Porter Mr. James E. Racic Larry & Susan Rakow** Judy & Clifford Reeves*** Mr. & Mrs. Gerald P. Rencehausen Sue Reusser Ms. Jacqueline Y. Rhodes** William & Lisa Schonberg Donna Schuerger*** Randall & Sara Shaner Richard Shirey* Dr. Dave & Faye Sholiton* Naomi G. & Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland*** Mary Slak Mr. & Mrs. John Southworth** Laura L. Sutera Kara Suzelis Kathryn Sweeny Linda Taege* John & Emily Hartwell Taylor Joseph Toner Mrs. Lori Trehan Anne Unverzagt & Richard Goddard*** Edward Vargo Mary S. Velotta Adele Viguera* Natalie Vloedman Thomas Wagner & Malinda Smyth** Ms. Kathleen Waits** Rev. & Mrs. David M. Walker*** Mrs. Carole R. Warren Mrs. Betty S. Weiss** Lance Whitson & Terry Juhn Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Williams

Endowment Fund Gifts to the Great Lakes Theater Endowment Fund were received from the following donors between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Edward S. Godleski Mary Jane Davis Hartwell° Donald W. Morrison°

Gifts were received in honor of: Jane Lehr Ecker By: Dr. Gary & Leslie Gelesh Janet Neary By: Ms. Emily Holdge Brasfield Mrs. Robert H. Martindale By: David Wildermuth Rebecca Zuti By: Barbara Ackerman

Gifts were received in memory of: Claudine Clinton By: Mary Slowey Donald Mayer By: Thomas G. & Ruth M. Stafford Elsa Pavlik By: Women’s Committee of Great Lakes Theater Lindsay Morgenthaler By: The Gries Family Foundation

Matching Gift Corporations Eaton Corporation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation IBM Corporation The Lubrizol Foundation Nordson Corporation Foundation PNC Foundation Schneider Electric North America Foundation The Sherwin-Williams Company Many companies, like the ones listed above, match all or a por-

tion 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) 453-4442.

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 Janice Campbell, President Kathy Berkshire, Co-Vice Chair Barb Chernus, Co-Vice Chair Viola McDowell, Recording Secretary Bernice Bolek, Corresponding Secretary Nanci Kirkpatrick, Treasurer *3 – 5 consecutive years as a donor **6 – 9 consecutive years as a donor ***10 or more consecutive years as a donor ° Deceased: The legacy of these generous donors lives on for future generations.

Every effort is made to ensure that our donor records are current and correct. Please contact Great Lakes Theater’s Development Office at (216) 453-4449 or via email at tkrispinsky@ greatlakestheater.org with questions or to report updates and revisions.

Visit the Great Lakes Theater

GIFT SHOP

in the Hanna Theatre Ticket Office.

Pick Up Great Gifts to Wear & Share! Unique Clothing | Inspired Novelties | Books & Scripts

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Gift Shop is open pre-show & during intermission.


TRUSTEES Chair

William W. Jacobs *

President

William Caster *

Secretary

Elizabeth A. Grove *

Treasurer

Kathleen Kennedy *

Trustees

Joseph H. James John E. Katzenmeyer Denise Horstman Keen Faisal Khan * John W. Lebold * William MacDonald III † Charles Maimbourg David M. Maiorana Ellen Stirn Mavec† Mary J. Mayer John E. McGrath Katie McVoy * Mike Mumford Janet E. Neary Pamela G. Noble Michael J. Peterman Timothy K. Pistell David P. Porter Gregory Pribulsky *

Uma M. Rajeshwar Georgianna T. Roberts Ana G. Rodriguez Pablo R. Ros, MD John D. Schubert † Peter Shimrak † Thomas G. Stafford * Sally J. Staley Diana W. Stromberg Catherine Tanner Kristine M. Tesar * Arthur L. Thomas Nancy Wellener Patrick Zohn

* Executive Committee † Life Trustee

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE 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 60 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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Michelle Arendt Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong* Walter Avdey* Dalia Baker Gina L. Beebe

Gary D. Benz David Bialosky Kim Bixenstine * Todd M. Burger * Gail L. Cudak Carolyn Dickson † Leslie Dickson Barry Doggett † Carol Dolan * Timothy J. Downing * Dr. Howard G. Epstein Natalie Epstein Dianne V. Foley* Stephen H. Gariepy Lynn M. Gattozzi Arthur C. Hall III * Samuel Hartwell * Mary Elizabeth Huber Diane Kathleen Hupp

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

Management Team

at Playhouse Square

Director of Educational Services.................Kelly Schaffer Florian Production Manager................................Jeff Herrmann Director of Institutional Advancement.................Todd Krispinsky Director of Educational Programming...... Lisa Ortenzi

Artistic Artistic Associate................................Laura Welsh Berg

Education Education Outreach Associate................David Hansen Education Assistant.................Chennelle Bryant-Harris School Residency Program Actor-Teachers.....................Tyler Collins, Craig Ester, Adam Graber, Klara Hricik, Tim Keo, Adrionna Powell Lawrence, Kimberly Martin, Zyrece Montgomery

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

Institutional Advancement Audience & Community Engagement Coordinator.............................................. Jeremy Lewis Marketing & Communications Manager................................................. Kacey Shapiro Advancement & Annual Fund Administrator...................................Olivia M. Williams

Production Assistant Production Manager................ Shaun Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Company Manager.......................................Amy Essick Technical Director.......................................Mark Cytron Assistant Technical Director.............Richard Haberlen Master Carpenter.......................................Lindsay Loar Carpenter/Welder...............................Richard Haberlen

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Properties Master............................. Bernadine Cockey Costume Director............................Esther M. Haberlen Wig & Hair Designer................................Amber Morrow Assistant Shop Manager/Draper....................Leah Loar Wardrobe Supervisor....................... Mackenzie Malone Wardrobe Crew.................Zack Hickle, Hayley Johnson, Christina Spencer Hat Construction........................Marta Glazen Millinery Master Electrician.................................... Tammy Taylor Charge Scenic Artist....................................Ruth Lohse Audio Supervisor.....................................Brian Chismar Production Stage Manager......................Kelsey James Assistant Stage Manager........................... Nicki Cathro Production Assistant.............................Imani Robinson Run Crew.....Brian Chismar, Ralph Melari, Gary Zsigrai Hanna Theatre Crew............Thomas Boddy, Chris Guy, Shaun Milligan, Nathan Tulenson

Volunteers

Company Doctor.......Dr. Donald Ford & Cleveland Clinic Trinity High School Costume Interns..........................Joi Bailey, Nya Davis

Special Thanks 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.

LORT

1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 300 Cleveland, OH 44115 P: (216) 241-5490 F: (216) 241-6315 W: GreatLakesTheater.org

Playbill Editor: Linda Feagler For advertising information, please contact Matthew Kraniske: 216-377-3681


OCT./NOV. AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE OUTCALT/ HELEN/ MIMI CONNOR KEYBANK US BANK WESTFIELD ALLEN ALLEN ALLEN HANNA KENNEDY’S OHIO PALACE STATE PLAZA STUDIO Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

OCTOBER

Into the Breeches!

Julius Caesar Into the Breeches! Copenhagen

Wednesday

Thursday Into the Breeches!

Into the Breeches!

Friday Julius Caesar Into the Breeches! Copenhagen

Saturday Julius Caesar MasterChef Junior Live! C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters Into the Breeches! Copenhagen Summer Julius Caesar The Music Man GroundWorks CJO: Irving Berlin Copenhagen Pipeline

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Summer

Summer The Music Man

Summer The Music Man Jerry Seinfeld Branford Marsalis

Summer Julius Caesar GroundWorks DanceTheater Jesse Cook Copenhagen Jerry Seinfeld

Summer Julius Caesar Pipeline

Summer The Music Man Carmen Pipeline

Summer The Music Man Carmen David Sedaris Pipeline

Summer Julius Caesar Jungle Book Into The Woods Copenhagen Pipeline

Summer Julius Caesar The Music Man Jungle Book Into The Woods O’Jays/Isley Brothers Copenhagen Pipeline

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Summer Pipeline

Summer Julius Caesar Secrets & Illusions Pipeline Married But Single

Summer Jungle Book Pipeline

Summer The Music Man Jungle Book Into The Woods Trisha Yearwood Pipeline

Pipeline

Julius Caesar Pipeline Into The Woods

The Band’s Visit

Summer Julius Caesar Pipeline

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Summer The Music Man Jungle Book Into The Woods Pipeline

The Music Man Pipeline

The Music Man Into The Woods Pipeline

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The Music Man Pipeline Into The Woods

The Music Man Julius Caesar Pipeline Into The Woods Johnny Mathis

27 28 29 30 31 1 2 The Band’s Visit The Music Man National Geographic Live: Point of No Return The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit The Music Man The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit The Music Man Marlee Who? Take 2 Fantasia Presents The Sketchbook Tour The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit The Music Man Marlee Who? Take Two RUBBERBANDance Group The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit Cartography The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit Cartography The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit Cartography The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit Ryan Hamilton The Merchant of Venice

The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit Cleveland Mega Blues Festival

The Band’s Visit Every Brilliant Thing Nick Offerman The Uncle Louie Variety Show

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Summer The Music Man Copenhagen Pipeline

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The Band’s Visit The Music Man

The Band’s Visit Cartography

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 The Band’s Visit Vicki Barbolak The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing Every Brilliant Thing Disney Junior Holiday White Christmas Party! White Christmas

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Every Brilliant Thing White Christmas A Christmas Carol A Christmas Story

Every Brilliant Thing White Christmas A Christmas Carol A Christmas Story

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