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About Great Lakes Theater.....................................................................................................................................4 Trustees..................................................................................................................................................................6 Donor Spotlight ......................................................................................................................................................9 A Christmas Carol............................................................................................................................................... 15 The Cast.............................................................................................................................................................. 16 About the Play..................................................................................................................................................... 18 A Message from the Producing Artistic Director................................................................................................. 20 Our Sponsors....................................................................................................................................................... 21 Staff .................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Guest Services..................................................................................................................................................... 38 December/January On Our Stages....................................................................................................................... 39

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Great Lakes Theater

he mission of Great Lakes Theater, 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 Great Lakes 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 Great Lakes Theater’s fall 2012 production of The Imaginary Invalid. capacity to illuminate truth and (Photo by Roger Mastroianni) enduring values, celebrate and challenge human nature and actions, revel in eloquent language, 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 Great Lakes Theater’s fall 2012 production of has had a strong presence in area schools, bringThe Winter’s Tale. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni) ing students to the theater for matinee performances and sending specially trained actor-teach- classic theater. As Great Lakes moves into a new ers to the schools for weeklong residencies devel- era with a permanent home in the Hanna Theatre, oped to explore classic drama from a theatrical the company reaffirms its belief in the power of point of view. GLT is equally dedicated to enhanc- partnership, its determination to make this coming the theater experience for adult audiences munity a better place in which to live, and its through Surround, a series of community pro- commitment to ensure the legacy of classic thegrams that explore the themes of a main stage ater in Cleveland. production. To this end, Great Lakes Theater 1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 300 regularly serves as the catalyst for community Cleveland, OH 44115 events and programs in the arts and humanities P: (216) 241-5490 that illuminate the plays on its stage. F: (216) 241-6315 Great Lakes Theater is one of only a handful of W: www.greatlakestheater.org American theaters that have stayed the course as a


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Anthony C. LaPlaca Jonathan Leiken William E. MacDonald III† Ellen Stirn Mavec† Mary J. Mayer* John E. McGrath Gregory V. Mersol Leslie H. Moeller Janet E. Neary*† Robert D. Neary† Pamela G. Noble* Michael J. Peterman† Tom Piraino Timothy K. Pistell† David P. Porter† Deborah Ratner Shawn M. Riley Georgianna T. Roberts† John D. Schubert† Peter Shimrak† Laura Siegal† Mark C. Siegel* Sally J. Staley* Robert L. Stark Kate Stenson Diana W. Stromberg Gerald F. Unger John V. Van Hulle Donna Walsh Thomas D. Warren Paul L. Wellener IV Kevin M. White Patrick Zohn

Thomas G. Stafford*†

President Mitchell G. Blair*

Secretary Susan Hastings*

Treasurer Walter Avdey*

Trustees Thomas A. Aldrich Michelle Arendt Dalia Baker Robyn Barrie Kim F. Bixenstine* Mark H. Brandt William Caster* Barbara Cercone Beverly J. Coen Gail L. Cudak Carolyn Dickson† Leslie Dickson William B. Doggett† Carol Dolan* Timothy J. Downing* Natalie Epstein*† Rudolph H. Garfield † Stephen H. Gariepy Samuel Hartwell* William W. Jacobs*† John E. Katzenmeyer† Denise Horstman Keen

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Cleveland’s Classic Company

Committed to education for over five decades!

help us change lives! Your support makes a difference.

Did you know... We connect over 40,000 students to the classics each year through our education programming - both on our main stage and in classrooms throughout northeast Ohio. Committed to education since our inception in 1962, we’re grateful to the many individual donors, foundations and corporations that generously make this programming possible each season.

Please help us positively impact the lives of students and consider making a donation.

Over 40,000 students this season say THANK YOU.

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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 made generous gifts between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Evermore Thanks!

Make a Contribution As our supporters know, ticket revenue covers only about half of the cost of producing the high quality, professional classic theater for which Great Lakes Theater is known. We invite you to help us bridge this gap by making a tax-deductible contribution today and becoming a member of the Great Lakes Theater “family.” To make a donation or learn more, contact the Great Lakes Theater Development Office (216.453.1068) or visit the “Support Us” section of our website at www.greatlakestheater.org.

Company Sponsors $100,000 and above The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

The George Gund Foundation The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Lead Sponsors $50,000 to $99,999

Sponsors $25,000 to $49,999 The Community Foundation of Lorain County

The GAR Foundation The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Kulas Foundation John & Barbara Schubert

Avon Circle $10,000 to $24,999 The Abington Foundation Mr. Paul S. Brentlinger The Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Eaton Corporation

Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation Mary Ann & Jack Katzenmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neary The Nord Family Foundation

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Ohio Arts Council PNC Foundation The Sherwick Fund

John P. Murphy Foundation David & Inez Myers Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio

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Sponsors

William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation Parker Hannifin Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pistell Mrs. James O. Roberts The Shubert Foundation

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Stratford Circle ($5,000 to $9,999) Anonymous Bridgewater Associates, Inc. Bill & Judie Caster Carol Dolan & Greggory Hill Mr. & Mrs. Morton G. Epstein Ernst & Young, LLP The Harry K. & Emma R. Fox Foundation The Giant Eagle Foundation Paul R. & Denise Horstman Keen Leonard Krieger Fund of The Cleveland Foundation David P. Porter & Margaret K. Poutasse Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Ratner Thomas G. & Ruth M. Stafford The Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust

Globe Circle ($2,500 to $4,999) Anonymous (3) Bonnie & Chuck Abbey Walt & Laura Avdey Robyn & David Barrie Mitchell & Elizabeth Blair Jenny & Glenn Brown The Carmel Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm George W. Codrington Foundation Gail Cudak & Thomas Young Barry & Suzanne Doggett Richard & Evelyn Dolejs Dominion Foundation Steve Gariepy & Nancy Sin Susan C. & Jeffery A. Hastings William W. Jacobs Anthony LaPlaca The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust Lincoln Electric Company Lubrizol Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Mayer The Mersol Family Mr. & Mrs. Leslie H. Moeller Nordson Corporation Foundation Nicholas & Sue Peay Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Peterman Thomas A. Piraino & Barbara C. McWilliams Shawn M. Riley & Christine Sommer Riley Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl Dr. & Mrs. Gerard Seltzer Kim Sherwin Donald A. & Catherine C. Sinko Sally J. Staley Brit & Kate Stenson Paul & Pamela Teel Donna & Richard Walsh

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Donors educate

Our Region’s Students Over 17,000 students and their teachers from school districts across northern Ohio attend Great Lakes Theater Student Matinee Series performances each season thanks to deeply discounted tickets underwritten by donor support.

Learn more and help us change lives at GreatLakesTheater.org. Folio Circle ($1,000 to $2,499) Anonymous (2) Thomas A. Aldrich & Carol A. Armbrust Michelle R. Arendt Dr. & Mrs. James Arnold The Biel-Goebel Family Foundation Kim & Bart Bixenstine Mr. & Mrs. Mark Brandt J.C. & H.F. Burkhardt Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cercone Corning Chisholm Beverly J. Coen The Collacott Foundation Carolyn & Charles Dickson Ms. Leslie Dickson Mrs. Eva Dolan Timothy J. Downing & Ken Press Helen W. France Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph H. Garfield, Jr. David Goodman & Barbara Hawley Ms. Roe Green Gries Family Foundation William R. Gustaferro Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hahn, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hartwell Mr. & Mrs. Michael Horvitz Kenneth Karosy Donna M. & Alex I. Koler Charlotte R. Kramer Jonathan Leiken & Erika Friedman Jack McGrath Stephen & Donna Miller Mr. & Mrs. William Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. John C. Morley Donald W. Morrison NACCO Industries, Inc.

Pamela G. Noble & E. Macke Bentley IV Mr. & Mrs. William Osborne, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Donald Palmer Dr. Scott & Mrs. Judy Pendergast Mr. & Mrs. John S. Piety Dr. & Mrs. Bradford Richmond Linda Schlageter The Elizabeth & Ellery Sedgwick Fund Craig & Wendy Stark Mrs. Edward R. Stell Marie Strawbridge Diana & Eugene Stromberg Target Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Warren Mary C. Warren Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Wellener IV Mr. & Mrs. Kevin M. White

Sustainers ($500 to $999) Anonymous Robert & Dalia Baker Jonathan M. Boylan & Marianne Ludwig Mr. & Mrs. John D. Campbell Karen, Ken, & Zoe Conley James Eschmeyer Charles, Lidia & Alexa Fee Gary & Katie Geoffrion Christine L. Gill Janet & Patricia Glaeser Iris & Tom Harvie Harry & Sandra Holmes Howell Computing, Inc. Stewart & Donna Kohl Lampl Family Foundation

Rosa & Samuel Lobe Memorial Fund Dr. Lawrence & Mary Lohman Ken & Mary Loparo Gil & Carol Lowenthal Jean McQuillan & Richard Christ The Music and Drama Club John & Norine Prim Donna & James Reid Mrs. Sharon Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Mark Siegel Naomi G. & Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund Frances Stewart & David Mook Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Tschannen Mr. & Mrs. James D. Vail Carol Lee Vella Nancy C. Wamsley Mr. & Mrs. Robert Warmeling Women’s Committee of Great Lakes Theater Brian Wynne & Patrick Cozzens John & Jane Zuzek

Patrons ($250 to $499) Anonymous (2) Actors’ Equity Foundation Thomas W. & Joann Adler Dr. & Mrs. David F. Bennhoff Elizabeth Billings Gary & Kay Bluhm Children of Marilyn E. Brentlinger Jack & Mebby Brown Barbara J. Burke Marilyn Callaly Mr. & Mrs. Lucien H. Case Christopher & Nancy Coburn Rebecca Dent


Donors support

Audiences and Artists

Learn more about how you can play a part at GreatLakesTheater.org. Associates ($100 to $249) Anonymous (8) Stanley & Hope Adelstein John Bacon & Cat White Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bahler Lynne M. Bajec Carol Barnak Mr. & Mrs. Benham S. Bates Mr. James J. Benedict, Jr. Linda M. Betzer & Iris W. Bishop Den Blanda George & Gerry Blomgren Susan Bobey Ms. Nicole Bogdanovic Phyliss M. Boggs Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Bolton John Bolton Bette Bonder & Patrick Bray Robin Herrington-Bowen Stanley Brandt & Mary Whitmer Joanne R. Bratush V. Elizabeth Brown Ms. Nancy H. Burcham Bill & Marilyn Caplick Larry & Andi Carlini Cindy & Tim Carr Rollin & Anne Conway Tom & Anita Cook Doug & Mary Court David & Gayle Cratty Judith Darus Lowell & Carole Davis Shirley B. Dawson Myron R. Day Chad & Andrea Deal Sean M. Decatur Audrey De Clement Firmin C. Deibel, Jr.

Marilyn P. Demeter Carolyn J. Buller & Bill Doll Rita & Dennis Dura Anthony P. Duszynski Dr. Robert Eiben Mr. & Mrs. Robert Eikenburg The Eldridge Family Mr. & Mrs. Oliver F. Emerson Deena & Richard Epstein Jeanne S. Epstein Janice Evans Susan L. Fike Mary Eileen Fogarty David V. Foos Joy M. Freda Mr. & Mrs. Lou Galizio Mrs. Barbara J. Garris Deborah A. Geier Greg & Gail Gibson Gary & Joanna Graeff Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Gray Lainie Hadden Hazel Haffner Tom & Kirsten Hagesfeld Zoe Harper Tom & Debra Hayes Curt & Karen Henkle Mark & Lynn Hofflund Clyde A. Horn Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Janson Margaret Kaczmarek Marilyn & Howard Karfeld Lauren Kawentel Mr. Karl Keller Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Kelley Mr. Jack K. Kellogg Mr. & Mrs. Donald Kimmel Bob & Nanci Kirkpatrick David & Sue Klepac Ronald Kollar

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Pete & Margaret Dobbins Donna Douglas Christopher & Beth Dunworth Dr. & Mrs. Michael Eppig Jon & Mary Fancher Ann & Harry Farmer Eleanor & J. Gilbert Frey Mr. & Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Herbert J. Hoppe, Jr. Ron & Joanne Hulec Robert & Linda Jenkins Amy & Jeff Johnson Bernie & Nancy Karr R. Robert Koch Trust Chris & Laura Larson Dee T. Latimer Sheryl & Thomas Love Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Lynch Herm & Carol McCreary Steven & Dolly Minter David & Leslee Miraldi Brian & Cindy Murphy Deborah L. Neale Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Robert Oshinsky Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Peter Otmar & Rota Sackerlotzky Martin & Mary Ellen Saltzman Dr. & Mrs. Lynn A. Smith Rebecca & Richard Smith Dalma & Lajos Takacs Karl & Carol Theil Frank & Vicki Titas Robert & Marti Vagi Dr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Watts Barry & Patricia Wilson Donald & Dorothy Zito

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Did you know that ticket revenue covers only half the cost of creating a Great Lakes Theater production? Generous donors ensure that our classical theater productions are of the highest quality possible, attracting the brightest talent to our stage.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Kozel Loretta J. Krejci Brandon Kubitz Eleanor & Stephen Kushnick Ben & Julie Langhinrichs Devere E. Logan Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Love Brian & Renee Lowery Cathy J. McCall Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McDonald Francis & Viola McDowell Ms. Linda McGinty Michael H. McGookey Rita C. McLaughlin Jennifer & Peter Meckes Rev. Edward E. Mehok Helen & Harry Mercer Richard & Karen Middaugh Antoinette Miller Mary & Steve Mitchell Amanda Mockbee Roy & Cindy Moore Toni & Linda Moore Patricia Moyer & Steve Bottorff Pat Murphy & Mike Kupiec Ms. Karen Nemec Rosemary Nosetic Lou Papes Zachary & Deborah Paris Lee & Maria Parks Brian Perry & Ka Pi Hoh Alan & Nancy Petrov Thomas & Helen Rathburn Judy & Clifford Reeves Sue Reusser Keith & Margaret Robinson Dr. Edward J. Rockwood Reinhold & Ginny Roedig Joan Rusnak Mr. & Mrs. James A. Saks Mrs. Kathy Salem Mark J. Salling Mr. & Mrs. James C. Schaefer Dina & Richard Schoonmaker Kathryn Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Shemo Donna Sheridan Dr. Dave & Faye Sholiton Howard & Judith Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Slavin Marg Slesnick David & Rita Smith William E. Spatz Susan St. John Darwin L. Steele Kathlyn & Harry Stenzel Mickey Stern Dan & Robin Sullivan Lorraine S. Szabo Mr. & Mrs. John J. Tanis Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Tatman Dr. & Mrs. Ken Tomecki Kathleen Turner Elizabeth Twohig Anne Unverzagt & Richard Goddard James L. Wagner Ms. Kathleen Waits

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Karl & Nancy Ware Frank & Sharon Wargo Nancy-Anne Wargo Mrs. Richard C Weiss Richard & Darlene Wiegandt Judith Wolfe & Robin Richmond Mr. & Mrs. James Xinakes Robert & Kathleen Young Ruth & Sidney Zilber Rebecca Zuti

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Friends ($50 to $99)

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Anonymous (3) Ms. Tereasa Andreani Janis Baker Thomas & Joan Baker Jeanette S. Barclay Carol Barnak Margret Beekel John & Jeannene Bertosa John & Laura Bertsch Tom & Dorothy Bier Mr. & Mrs. David Blackman Mr. Paul Blonsky Dr. & Mrs. Dieter Bloser Ms. Dorothy Borer Bill & Jewell Brake Barbara Brock Mr. & Mrs. Robert Charlick Donald & Annamarie Chick Kathleen M. Cooper Lisa & Stan Corwin Alfred R. Cowger Jr. & Tony Wesley Samuel Cowling Ronald & Patricia Cramer Mr. & Mrs. John Dettelbach Mr. Evan DeWitt Daniel Divis Mr. & Mrs. Mike Dowell Ms. Linda Elliott Douglas D. Farling Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Field Dr. Jay Taylor & Ms. Kristin Firth Mary Ann & Joseph Fischer Jeffrey Ford Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Fouts Gerald Frei Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Frey Charles & Julia Gall Ms. Sally Gamier Katherine A. Ganz Mr. & Mrs. James Gianelos Ms. Marlyn Gilbert Thomas Gilbride Jeffrey P. Gluvna & Barbara A. Blake Dr. & Mrs. Norman W. Goldston Ilona K. Gram Jean E. Gubbins Nancy Y. Hammond Marian Hancy Mr. John Hayden Arlene & William Hazlett Jean Heller Marcus Hendershott Robert T. Hexter

Community and Economy Each year, Great Lakes Theater performances and programs contribute over $6.2M in regional economic impact while connecting more than 100,000 students and adults to the world’s greatest plays.

Learn more about our programming at GreatLakesTheater.org. Susan Hill Frank & Gerry Hoffert Roger & Madelon Horvath William Ivancic Mr. James Jaggers Susan Janney Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Kahn Ruth & Don Kalish Dennis Kelly Mr. Gilbert Kenehan Larry & Janet Kilgore Robert & Nancy Klein Michael & Lynn Kleinman Herschel & Maxine Koblenz Ursula Korneitchouk Sharon Kraber Ms. Anna Kukelhan Dr. & Mrs. Irving Kushner Fred & Joann Lafferty John & Johanna Langham Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lawler Stephen & Arlene Lawson Gregory & Vickie Leyes Ted & Mary Lomac Mrs. Martha Lottman Walt & Molly Maciejewski Linda Macklin Mr. J. Adin Mann Mr. & Mrs. Theodore M. Mann Ronald & Betty Manolio Gretchen Mates Nancy V. Matyazic Constance B. Miller Nan Miller

Ms. Susannah Muskovitz Kim Whitesel-Nakel Betty Nassif Mr. & Mrs. John P. Neubert Ken Noetzel Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Connor David Oldham Geraldine C. O’Neill Joan M. Oravec Paul H. Pangrace Peggy & Michael Partington Cathrin Peter Wilmer & Joann Piper Mr. & Mrs. Harold Pittaway III Mr. & Mrs. Louis Pongracz Donald & Anjean Poyer Mr. Stanley Proctor The Reinker Family Ms. Jacqueline Rhodes Mr. Norman Robbins Carole & Charles B. Rosenblatt Drs. Arnold & Alta Rosenzweig Marjorie Rott Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rowan Barbara Sabo Mr. & Mrs. Tom Schock William & Lisa Schonberg Donna & Raymond Schuerger Doris A. Schultz Ms. Terry Sericola Randall & Sara Shaner Ms. Julia Shaw Elaine & Don Sherman Patricia J. Shook

Laura & Alvin Siegal Mr. & Mrs. David K. Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Bart Simon H. Bernard & Edith Smith Mr. & Mrs. John Southworth Rex & Judy Stanforth Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Stanger Ms. Karen Stanton Albert & Bernice Strasshofer Linda Striefsky & James Carlson Mr. & Mrs. James F. Sweeney Ms. Deanna Taborosi Bob Taylor & Jeff Herrmann Carol A. Vidoli Mr. Kenneth Vinciquerra Tom Wagner & Malinda Smyth Mrs. Barbara S. Walker David M. Walker Drs. Jay & Kathleen Ward Todd & Margie Warnicke Carole & William Warren Ronald & Pearl Waxman Mrs. Leslie T. Webster Mr. & Mrs. Edward Weintraub Mel & Maureen Weisblatt Mr. & Mrs. John H. Weitz Roger & Nancy Welchans Mr. W.Craig Wilde Ronald Wittmaack James & Sandra Wood James Zaranec Ms. Denise Zeman


Matinee Idols Donors who underwrote tickets to 2012-13 Student Matinee performances so that more students can attend.

“Raise Your Paddle for Education”

Bonnie & Chuck Abbey Christopher Abbey Richard Allen Thomas S. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Glenn G. Anderson, Jr. Mrs. “Al” Archambault Michelle R. Arendt Frederick Asbeck Mr. and Mrs. Darrell W. Austin Walt & Laura Avdey Roxanne Bain Robyn & David Barrie Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Barrie Keith & Karen Bayer Mr. Eugene Bentley Elizabeth Billings Mitchell & Elizabeth Blair Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Blankenship Dr. W. Henry Boom & Ms. Anne L. Batzell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bowes Donna Bradford Mr. Paul S. Brentlinger Jack & Mebby Brown Steven Broz The Rev. Dr. Joan Campbell

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Weintraub Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Wellener IV Mr. & Mrs. Kevin M. White Eric Wilson David Wittkowsky & James S. Anderson Eric & Paulette Yasinow Glenn Yauch John & Dianne Young

Matching Gift Corporations Aetna Foundation, Inc. AT&T Corporation Eaton Corporation Emerson FM Global Foundation GE Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation IBM Corporation Key Foundatiom Nordson Corporation Foundation PNC Foundation Progressive Insurance Foundation Rockwell Automation Trust Matching Program Tompkins Corporation Foundation

Gifts were received in honor of: Corning Chisholm Natalie Epstein Chris Fornadel Michael J. Peterman Sally J. Staley William Jacobs

Gifts were received in memory of: Viola Dominick Audrey Watts

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.

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May 5, 2012 50th Anniversary Gala donors who gave generous support for Great Lakes Theater’s 2012-13 education programs.

Helen & Harry Mercer The Mersol Family Gary & Clare Miller Mr. & Mrs. Leslie H. Moeller Christopher & Leanne Moll Kevin S. Moore Sean Nagel Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neary Mr. & Mrs. Doug Neary Ms. Linda Olejko Ms. Colleen O’Neill Krzysztof & Grazyna Palczewski Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Pavey Elsa M. & Thomas C. Pavlik Luanne Paynick Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Peterman Mr. & Mrs. John S. Piety Thomas A. Piraino & Barbara C. McWilliams Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pistell Andrew Platt John Polinko Florence K. Pollock Paul Putnam & Eric Dicken Uma & Lilena Rajeshwar Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Ratner Alan M. Rauss & Marcie Bergman Judy & Clifford Reeves Ms. Beth Riebe Shawn M. Riley & Christine Sommer Riley Mrs. James O. Roberts Mark Royle Philip Ryder Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Salata Crystal Salerno Dale Schmid John & Barbara Schubert Jason & Lisa Seifert Thomas & Nancy Seitz Heather Sherwin Laura & Alvin Siegal Mr. & Mrs. Mark Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Mario Sinicariello Mr. & Mrs. Judson E. Smith Jeff Smythe Ryan Sobel Thomas G. & Ruth M. Stafford Sally J. Staley Brit & Kate Stenson Linda Striefsky & James Carlson Diana & Eugene Stromberg Congresswoman Betty L. Sutton Bob Taylor & Jeff Herrmann Dr. Jerry Sue Thorton Melissa Thurstone Martha C. Towns Gerald F. Unger Jeff Ustin Wulf & Moira Utian Mr. & Mrs. Roger S. Vail Kaj Van Alem Jeanie Voss Cheryl Wahl Mr. & Mrs. James L. Wamsley. III Laura Watson Chaz & Jessica Weber

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Mrs. “Al” Archambault Jerry & Kathy Berkshire Suzanne & Jim Blaser Dr. W. Henry Boom & Ms. Anne L. Batzell Mr. & Mrs. John D. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Chernus Mr. & Mrs. Morton G. Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph H. Garfield, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brent Grover Nancy Johnson, M.D. Bob & Nanci Kirkpatrick Mrs. Jean Kumler Mr. & Mrs. John C. Morley Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neary Krzysztof & Grazyna Palczewski Mrs. James O. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Dan Rocker Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Salata Linda Schlageter Brit & Kate Stenson Mrs. Elizabeth G. Stueber Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Treuhaft Dr. Richard W. Watts Stanley Wertheim John & Dianne Young

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Campbell Larry Case Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cercone Beverly J. Coen Mr. & Mrs. Bill Colvin Robert Conrad Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Emerick J. Corsi, Jr. Chad & Andrea Deal Gary & Sherry Dinner Marsha Dobrzynski Carol Dolan & Greggory Hill Timothy J. Downing & Ken Press James & Therese Drake Rebecca Dunn William Eadie Mr. & Mrs. Douglas S. Eckert Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Ellison James Elsey Dr. Howard Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Morton G. Epstein Mr. Jonathan Epstein Dr. James & Renee Epstein Scott Esposito Mr. & Mrs. John Ferchill Greg Forte Clint Fowler Craig Frabotta Eric Fried Chad Gaizutis Richard Garcia Susan Gavazzi Mark Gerteis Frances & Gary Goins Sandra Gontero H. E. Gregory, III James Gruber Robert Haffke Lynn Hardacre Susan C. & Jeffery A. Hastings Raymond & Theresa Hatch David & Lynn Heiman Mr. & Mrs. David B. Hollister Steven & Diane Hupp Greta & Chet Insolia Les Jacobs Brian & Katherine Jereb Lisa Kapp Paul R. & Denise Horstman Keen William & Julie Keller Mr. Jack K. Kellogg Joseph King Bob & Nanci Kirkpatrick Bruce Kleinline Mr. Rob Kocian Margarita Krncevic John & Carrie Lane Anthony LaPlaca Donald & Cheryl Laubacher John & Diane Lewis Frank Loughan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Lynch Marcie Manson M. Kay Mathieu Erin Maxin Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Mayer Christy McGucken

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

Every effort is made to ensure that our Donor records are current and correct. Please call the Development Office (216.453.4442) for questions or to report updates and revisions.

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Ohio Theatre Nov. 30 - Dec. 23, 2012

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director

With generous support from

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Charles Dickens Gerald Freedman Sara Bruner

Adapted and directed by staged by

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The John P. Murphy Foundation

Company

Jodi Dominick* Kiara Durbin Mackenzie Dale Durken Paul Hurley* Morgan August Isabella Darryl Lewis* Chris McCarrell Cameron Danielle Nelson Carly Marie Nelson

Cassidy Josephine Nelson Bennett Palmer Laura Perrotta* Eduardo Placer* David Anthony Smith* Dudley Swetland* M.A. Taylor* Matthew Taylor

Scenic Design John Ezell & Gene Emerson Friedman

Costume Design James Scott

Lighting Design Mary Jo Dondlinger & Cynthia Stillings

Sound Design Tom Mardikes & Stan Kozak

Music Adaptor/Arranger Robert Waldman

Stage Manager Corrie E. Purdum*

Music Director Matthew Webb

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Julia Ashkettle Laura Welsh Berg Lynn Robert Berg* Laurie Birmingham* Neil Brookshire* Kate Clay Ashley Coleman Aled Davies*

Choreographer Pandora Robertson

Assistant Stage Manager Tim Kinzel*

There will be one fifteen-minute intermission. *Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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the cast

A Christmas Carol

Cleaveland Family Father, who will become Bob Cratchit........................................................................................ Neil Brookshire * Mother, who will become Fred’s Wife........................................................................................... Laura Perrotta * Miss Elizabeth, who will become Fan....................................................................................... Ashley Coleman Master Richard, who will become Dick Wilkins....................................................................... Chris McCarrell Miss Abigail............................................................................................................................................Kate Clay Master Robert..............................................................................................................................Bennett Palmer Miss Polly...................................................................................................................Cameron Danielle Nelson Master William, who will become Tiny Tim.................................. Julia Ashkettle, Cassidy Josephine Nelson Samuels, who will become Ebenezer Scrooge....................................................................................Aled Davies * Muggeridge, who will become Christmas Present.......................................................... David Anthony Smith * Jane, who will become Mrs. Cratchit............................................................................................Jodi Dominick * Nephew Fred......................................................................................................................................Paul Hurley * First Charity Man..............................................................................................................................M.A. Taylor * Second Charity Man....................................................................................................................... Darryl Lewis * Streetsinger...................................................................................................................................Eduardo Placer * Sled Boy.................................................................................................................................Carly Marie Nelson Skate Girl.......................................................................................................................Mackenzie Dale Durken Marley.......................................................................................................................................Lynn Robert Berg * Christmas Past.............................................................................................................................Eduardo Placer * Boy Scrooge..........................................................................................................................Carly Marie Nelson Adolescent Scrooge.....................................................................................................................Bennett Palmer Belle..........................................................................................................................................Laura Welsh Berg Mr. Fezziwig..................................................................................................................................... Darryl Lewis * Mrs. Fezziwig....................................................................................................................... Laurie Birmingham * Fezziwig Guests..............................................Laura Welsh Berg, Kate Clay Ashley Coleman, Jodi Dominick*, M.A. Taylor*, Bennett Palmer, Laura Perrotta*, David Anthony Smith* Young Scrooge...................................................................................................................................Paul Hurley *

Cratchit Family Peter............................................................................................................................................ Chris McCarrell Martha........................................................................................................................................ Ashley Coleman Belinda....................................................................................................................................................Kate Clay James.............................................................................................................................................Bennett Palmer Sarah...........................................................................................................................Cameron Danielle Nelson Miner.........................................................................................................................................Dudley Swetland * Lighthouse Keeper...................................................................................................................Lynn Robert Berg * Helmsman........................................................................................................................................ Darryl Lewis * Cynthia................................................................................................................................. Laurie Birmingham * Topper ......................................................................................................................................Dudley Swetland * “Want”........................................................................................................................Cameron Danielle Nelson “Ignorance” ..........................................................................................................................Carly Marie Nelson Christmas Future.........................................................................................................................Eduardo Placer * Rich Men....................................................................... Darryl Lewis*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Dudley Swetland * Soloist..............................................................................................................................................Kiara Durbin Joe the Keeper....................................................................................................................................M.A. Taylor * Laundress ............................................................................................................................ Laurie Birmingham * Charwoman................................................................................................................................. Jodi Dominick * Undertaker...............................................................................................................................Lynn Robert Berg * Debtor.............................................................................................................................. David Anthony Smith * Debtor’s Wife...........................................................................................................................Laura Welsh Berg Delivery Boy................................................................................................................................Matthew Taylor Street Children...................................................................................................Kiara Durbin, Morgan Isabella

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crooge. And “bah, humbug.” The name and phrase instantly conjure up the familiar tale retold from year to year. We all know Scrooge’s story, his wondrous transformation from “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner” to a man who “knew how to keep Christmas well.” His very name has entered our dictionaries as a synonym for miser. Since Charles Dickens (1812-1870) created this memorable character in his 1843 story, A Christmas Carol, we’ve met him in countless guises: He’s been portrayed by Alistair Sim in the 1951 film classic and updated by comedian Bill Murray in the movie Scrooged. There’s been a radio version of the story featuring Lionel Barrymore and a musical starring Albert Finney. And there are even cartoon figures of Scrooge McDuck and Mr. Magoo. Clearly, Scrooge and A Christmas Carol are indelibly imprinted in the heart of western culture. Like most of Dickens’ works, A Christmas Carol was born of both expediency and deeply felt conviction. Its 31-year-old author was already the toast of England and America, with the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby to his credit. And yet, with a fifth child on the way, improvident parents and several siblings clamoring for support, and sales of his latest book, Martin Chuzzlewit, fizzling, Dickens needed a new best seller. A warmhearted holiday story seemed a sure bet. At the same time, the young writer seized on the Christmas tale as an apt vehicle for his characteristic social and moral concerns. Driven by his own memories of an impoverished youth, Dickens ever championed the victims of urban industrialism in his work. His speaking and fundraising efforts on behalf of education for the poor inspired him to write A Christmas Carol. He wanted, he said, to “throw [himself] upon the truthful feeling of the people” at an abundant time of year when they were most open to change. Scrooge, as he first appears, is the embodiment of the laissez-faire economic theories that shaped British public policy in the mid-19th century; Dickens biographer Edgar Johnson dubs the miser “the personification of ‘economic man.’” When solicited for a charitable donation, Scrooge sputters that prisons and workhouses should suf-

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fice for the idle poor, adding, “If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” Scrooge must learn the lesson that the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, comes to teach him: “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence, were, all, my business.” Scrooge is forced to confront the consequences of social indifference in terrifying specters called Ignorance and Want. While acutely aware that selfishness and greed infect materialistic society as a whole, Dickens –– in early works like A Christmas Carol –– focused on the need to transform individuals one by one. As novelist George Orwell observed, “he is always pointing to a change of spirit rather than a change of structure.” Dickens’ message, Orwell added, is a deceptively simple one: “If men would behave decently, the world would be decent.” A Christmas Carol was the first –– and most enduring –– of a series of Christmas books and stories that provided Dickens with a nearly annual forum for propounding similar themes throughout the 1840s. Most of these Christmas stories borrowed their forms from imaginative children’s literature. This was the age of the brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen; fairy tales, ghost stories and ballads were gaining popularity in educated English circles during the 19th century. For Dickens, hearing and reading fanciful and folk stories had provided vital oases in his own otherwise barren youth. A Christmas Carol borrows the fairy tale’s “once upon a time” beginning and “happily ever after” ending. Subtitled “A Ghost Story of Christmas,” it also shares the ghost story’s supernatural characters and sense of time and space. By means of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, Dickens can transport Scrooge instantaneously from scene to vivid scene –– from his lonely school days to his former employer Fezziwig’s festive holiday ball to the humble home of his clerk, Bob Cratchit, to his own desolate grave. The ghostly machinery brings Scrooge face-to-face with his painful, nearly forgotten past and, in a process akin to modern psychotherapy, leads him to reflect on the experiences that shaped his selfishness; to develop a new awareness of the consequences of his behavior; and to


struck with his public. According to critic Angus Wilson, “The Christmas articles and stories ... were a yearly high point in Dickens’ relations with his tens of thousands of readers.” He affirmed this commitment to his audience in public readings of his works that absorbed his vast energies during the two decades before his death in 1870. In these readings –– which began as benefits for worker education and from first to last almost always featured A Christmas Carol –– Dickens created a sense of shared experience. When audiences roared at such lines as “and to Tiny Tim who did NOT die,” he felt “as if we were all bodily going up into the clouds together.” Whether read privately or brought to life dramatically as Dickens did in his own readings, A Christmas Carol still retains the power to communicate the force of its maker’s direct, engaged voice and childlike wonder. Men, women and children continue to experience the story as a personal holiday gift from Charles Dickens. —Margaret Lynch Margaret Lynch holds a doctorate in literature from the University of Chicago.

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resolve, “I am not the man I was. I will not be the man I must have been but for this intercourse.” Most critics agree that one of Dickens’ most profound personal myths is contained in his idealized memories of a sunny early childhood before his family’s steady slide into indigence. He was, notes Paul Schlicke, “the first major novelist to place children at the centre of novels.” In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge finds redemption in compassion for his own lost childhood as well as for the crippled but blessed Tiny Tim Cratchit. As scholar Harry Stone observes, Dickens evokes “the undefiled world of childhood and makes us feel that we, like Scrooge, can recapture it. Deep symbolic identifications such as these … give A Christmas Carol an enduring grip on our culture.” Particularly potent are the links Dickens forges between childhood and the child- and familycentered feast of Christmas. He once proclaimed, “It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.” The marvelous transformations effected by Dickens’ ghosts are of a kind with both the magical thinking of children and the wondrous promise that surrounds Christmas. Child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim asks about Christmas, “What could be more magical than the birth of a child, or the rebirth of the world? What holds more magic for mankind than the promise of a chance of a new beginning?” And it is just such a joyful promise that A Christmas Carol holds out for the closed, hardened, isolated Scrooge in all of us. Scrooge’s nephew calls Christmas a “kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.” For Dickens, says scholar Joseph Gold, it’s a recurring invitation to rebirth. Dickens’ vision of magical Christmas conversion is primarily a secular rather than a religious one. His contemporary, John Ruskin, grumbled that for Dickens, Christmas “meant mistletoe and pudding –– neither resurrection from dead, nor rising of new stars, nor teaching of wise men, nor shepherds.” In fact, his holiday fable does depict the resurrection of a dead soul, but in moral and social terms. Decidedly anticlerical, antidogmatic and antisectarian, Dickens shared the liberal Protestant emphasis on Jesus’ humanity and was drawn to mesmerism and other non-traditional sorts of spiritualism. He longed for a human community infused with the grace of brotherly love. It was Dickens’ singular talent to convey this longing for fellowship in the warm bond he

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appy Holidays! Welcome to Great Lakes Theater’s twenty-fourth annual production of Gerald Freedman’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. It is deeply rewarding for us to have been a part of Cleveland’s holiday tradition for nearly a quarter century! Thank you for sharing your holidays with us again this year.

Our 51st season of producing Shakespeare and other classics is off to a tremendous start. In September and October, our Fall Repertory productions of The Winter’s Tale and The Imaginary Invalid enjoyed an extraordinarily positive reception from our audiences in the Hanna Theatre. Additionally, our acclaimed education programming served thousands of students throughout the region. This work would not be possible without your support. We are grateful to so many people for our success, and especially for making this year’s production of A Christmas Carol possible. I encourage you to look through this program at the list of individual members, corporations and foundations that support GLT annually. We extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of them. We also express a special note of appreciation to Gerald Freedman and his talented design team for creating this inspired and moving adaptation of Dickens’ classic, and we celebrate this year’s company of artists, led by Artistic Associate, Sara Bruner! This spring and summer we continue our season with productions of Noel Coward’s ghostly-comedy, Blithe Spirit, Shakespeare’s beautiful, romantic-comedy, Much Ado About Nothing and, opening in May, the great American classic, Guys and Dolls produced once again in partnership with PlayhouseSquare and the Keybank Broadway Series! We hope you’ll join us across the street in the re-imagined Hanna Theatre for all of these plays. Subscription packages are still available and our Bard Card is a great way to give the gift of theater this holiday season. For complete information, call our subscriber hotline at (216) 664-6064. From all of us at Great Lakes Theater, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. Have a marvelous time, and we hope to see you in our audience again soon.

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Who’s Who Laura Welsh Berg Debtor’s wife/Belle/Ensemble, A Christmas Carol Six seasons at Great Lakes Theater Laura Welsh Berg is delighted to return to A Christmas Carol at Great Lakes! Past credits with the company (both here and at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival) include The Tempest, Hay Fever, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Major Barbara, The Crucible, All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, Arsenic and Old Lace, She Stoops to Conquer, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Macbeth and Into the Woods. Other regional credits include A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! West Side Story, Godspell and Guys and Dolls. Chicago credits include Arms and the Man, Mill Fire and the Chicago premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention with Timeline Theater (Jeff Award winner, Best Production). She is currently finishing up her MFA at DePaul University in Chicago, but it’s always good to be home for the holidays. Love to Mom and Dad, and especially her wonderful husband, Lynn.

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Lynn Robert Berg* Marley/Lighthouse Man/Man 2/ Undertaker, A Christmas Carol; Polixenes, The Winter’s Tale and Dr. Purgon, The Imaginary Invalid Eleven seasons at Great Lakes Theater Previously at Great Lakes Theater: Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Doctor Parker in Bat Boy: The Musical, Banquo in Macbeth, Caliban in The Tempest, Sandy Tyrell in Hay Fever, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and the Ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol. Other credits: Macbeth in the Short Shakespeare! Macbeth tour and The Feast: An Intimate Tempest with Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Malvolio in Twelfth Night at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Bill Walker in Major Barbara, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Edmund in King Lear and Hastings in She Stoops to Conquer at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Prospero in The Tempest at Maine Shakespeare Festival; The Professor in All the

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Great Books (Abridged) at Delaware Theater Company; and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Writer’s Theater in Chicago. Lynn holds an MFA from the University of Delaware Professional Theater Training Program. SLL’M Laurie Birmingham* Cynthia/Mrs. Fezziwig/Laundress/ Ensemble, A Christmas Carol and Paulina, The Winter’s Tale Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater Laurie is blessed to join Great Lakes again this season! Last year, she played the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and Paulina in A Winter’s Tale with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and GLT. Laurie is a 30-year veteran of regional theaters across the United States. She was a resident company member with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and played many roles over the 17 years she spent there. Some favorites include Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You and Claire in A Delicate Balance, to name only a few. Other regional credits include Asolo Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Connecticut Repertory, Meadowbrook Theatre, NY Shakespeare Exchange and the Tony-Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. In NYC, Laurie has played in two offBroadway shows: A Little Journey with The Mint Theatre, nominated for a Drama Desk Award; and created the role of Miss Abigail in Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage. She also narrates for Recorded Books, LLC. TV credits include The Onion News Network, Celebrity Ghost Stories and a pilot called Modern Love. Visit her at www.lauriebirmingham.com Neil Brookshire* Father/Bob Cratchit/Ensemble, A Christmas Carol Four seasons at Great Lakes Theater Originally from Wyoming, Neil earned his MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Previously with Great Lakes Theater: Clifford Bradshaw, Cabaret; Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew; Valentine, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Moth, Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has worked with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for eight seasons, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare


Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater, Idaho Dance Theatre, Opera Idaho and, most recently, Company of Fools in Idaho where he played Kipps in The Woman In Black. He also stars in The Pact, an independent film by Tarantula Entertainment.

Paul Hurley* Young Scrooge/Nephew Fred/ Ensemble, A Christmas Carol and Dion /Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Three seasons at Great Lakes Theater Paul is thrilled to return to Great Lakes Theater, where he has appeared as Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Giles Ralston in The Mousetrap, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, and performed multiple roles in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Recently, he

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Aled Davies* Scrooge/Samuels, A Christmas Carol; Camillo in The Winter’s Tale and Monsieur Diafoirus in The Imaginary Invalid Twelve seasons at Great Lakes Theater Previously for GLT: Scrooge/Samuels in A Christmas Carol, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap, Vincentio in The Taming of the Shrew, Duke of Milan in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 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, Sea Captain/Priest in Twelfth Night, Solinus/Dr. Pinch in The Comedy of Errors, Dorn in The Seagull, Duncan/Old Siward in Macbeth, Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible, King of France in All’s Well That Ends Well, Mr. Witherspoon in Arsenic and Old Lace, Escalus in Measure for Measure, Prospero in The Tempest, David Bliss in Hay Fever, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Boyet in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, Claudius in Hamlet, Cleante in Tartuffe, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Buckingham in Richard III and Topper in A Christmas Carol. Aled

Jodi Dominick* Jane/Mrs. Cratchit/Charwoman/ Ensemble, A Christmas Carol; Emilia /Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale and Louison, The Imaginary Invalid Five seasons at Great Lakes Theater Jodi’s previous roles include Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Lady MacDuff in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Helena Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Bianca in Othello, Ivana/Tailor in The Taming of the Shrew, Samson in Romeo and Juliet, Lucetta/Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Mrs. Cratchet in A Christmas Carol. Five seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival include Into the Woods, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelfth Night, An Ideal Husband, Othello, Two Gentleman of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, Cabaret, The Mousetrap, The Winter’s Tale and The Imaginary Invalid. Other credits include Diana in I Love You Because at PlayhouseSquare; Helen/Frances/Bad Perm, The Break Up Notebook at The Beck Center for the Arts, New World Stages and Hudson Backstage Theatre; Clara, Passion at The Beck Center for the Arts; Woman 1 and 2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare; Debtor’s Wife in A Christmas Carol, Great Lakes Theater; and Gypsy at Great Lakes Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Other shows include Lovelace: A Rock Opera, The Hayworth Theatre; Violet and Bye Bye Birdie, Cain Park; and Closer, Dobama Theatre. Jodi is a graduate of BaldwinWallace College Conservatory of Music and proud member of AEA.

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Ashley Coleman Elizabeth/Martha Cratchit/Fan/ Ensemble, A Christmas Carol Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater Ashley Coleman is delighted to return to A Christmas Carol at Great Lakes after understudying the role last year! She is a current senior in the music theater program at Baldwin Wallace University under the direction of Victoria Bussert. Other regional credits include Horse Latitudes, Hey Jealous Lover (both at Cleveland Public Theatre) and Legally Blonde the Musical! (The Beck Center for the Arts). Thanks and gratitude to Great Lakes, The Talent Group, Sam Rotberg, Scott Plate, Sara Whale and love to her amazing parents and brothers.

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played Neoptolemus in The Cure at Troy (American Players Theatre), Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), and Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company). Other regional credits include work with Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Othello); Milwaukee Repertory Theater (A Christmas Carol, Anna Christie); Madison Repertory Theatre (The Laramie Project); Delaware Theatre Company (Henry V, All the Great Books (Abridged)); Utah Shakespeare Festival (Romeo and Juliet, Doctor Faustus); and seven seasons with American Players Theatre (The Circle, The Belle’s Stratagem, The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, The Cherry Orchard, Hamlet and Love’s Labour’s Lost, among others). Paul holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. Darryl Lewis* Charity Man 2/Mr. Fezziwig/Man 1/ Captain, A Christmas Carol Five seasons at Great Lakes Theater Darryl is an American-trained bassbaritone who is thrilled to be performing again in this beautiful holiday tradition. Earlier this year, he was seen as The Baron in Verdi’s La Traviata, as Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime at Kent State University and as Reverend Salvation in Oberlin College’s summer production of The Cradle Will Rock. Other recent roles include Uncle Bonze in the opera Madama Butterfly, Jim in Big River, Marty the Manager in Dreamgirls and Montel/Jesus in Jerry Springer the Opera. Other credits include Our Town, Little Shop of Horrors, Grey Gardens, Caroline or Change, The Wiz, My Favorite Year, To Kill a Mockingbird, Holy Ghosts, Jekyll and Hyde, Violet, Passion, Porgy & Bess and The Exonerated. Mr. Lewis has performed at Cleveland Opera; Chautauqua Opera; Toledo Opera; Michigan Opera; and the Rome, Italy, Opera Festival. He is currently teaching and studying music and theater at Kent State University. Mr. Lewis is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.

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Chris McCarrell Richard/Peter Cratchit/ Dick Wilkins/Ensemble, A Christmas Carol Great Lakes Theater debut Chris has most recently been seen at Baldwin Wallace University as Young Ben in Follies, Ismay in Titanic and Mark in Rent. Other Cleveland credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Beck Center, Passing Strange at PlayhouseSquare and Sweeney Todd at Cain Park. Chris is a graduate of University School and a senior Music Theatre major at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. He plans on moving to New York City after graduation, but his heart will always remain in Cleveland for Christmas. Special thanks to Vicky, CP and Czarnota. All his love to his mother and father. Laura Perrotta* Mother/Mrs. Fred/Ensemble, A Christmas Carol Thirteen seasons at Great Lakes Theater Representative roles in New York: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Heartbreak House, Kabuki Macbeth, Troilus and Cressida, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Major Barbara, Boy Meets Girl, The Long Goodbye, Talk to Me Like the Rain ..., Whispers on the Wind and Private Lives. Cleveland: Hedda Gabler, Broken Glass, Uncle Vanya, King Lear, Jocasta, The Front Page, Angels in America, Three Days of Rain, Closer, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and How I Learned to Drive. Great Lakes Theater: The Wild Duck, Gypsy, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Arms and the Man, Julius Caesar, The Importance of Being Earnest, Private Lives, Tartuffe, Hamlet and The Mousetrap. Idaho Shakespeare Festival/Great Lakes Theater: The Taming of the Shrew, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Hay Fever, Measure for Measure, Into the Woods, The Seagull, Twelfth Night, Othello, An Ideal Husband and Cabaret. Beck Center for the Arts: Spring Awakening and The Little Dog Laughed.

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David Anthony Smith* Muggeridge/The Ghost of Christmas Present/Debtor/ Ensemble, A Christmas Carol; Leontes, The Winter’s Tale and Beralde, The Imaginary Invalid Ten seasons at Great Lakes Theater Great Lakes Theater audiences have seen him as Iago in Othello, 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, 12 seasons with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (title role in Henry V), at Laguna Playhouse, Sierra Rep, Madison Rep, the Shakespeare festivals of Utah, Colorado, Garden Grove, Nevada. Forever and a day — Natalia.

M. A. Taylor* Charity Man/Old Joe, A Christmas Carol; Old Shepherd/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale and Guy, The Imaginary Invalid Eleven seasons at Great Lakes Theater Mark Anthony (aka M.A.) is delighted to return for another GLT seasonal tradition in the Ohio Theatre. He has most recently been seen as Old Shepherd/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale; Guy, The Imaginary Invalid; Peter, Romeo and Juliet; Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew; Speed, The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Actor 3, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Gratiano, Othello; Phipps, An Ideal Husband; Flute/Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Durdles, The Mystery of Edwin Drood; and Fabian, Twelfth Night. 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 in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Gravedigger/Player King in Hamlet for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and Crave & Fully Committed for Tooth & Nail Theater in Salt

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Dudley Swetland* Topper/Man 3/Miner, A Christmas Carol Eighteen seasons at Great Lakes Theater For the 16th time, Dudley Swetland is part of the ensemble for A Christmas Carol. In his 18 years as part of the Great Lakes Theater family, he has appeared in plays as disparate as The Sea Gull and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. During that same period, he also found time to work throughout the Northeast Ohio professional theater community, as well as in Columbus and Pittsburgh. He also appeared for three seasons at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Swetland received his doctorate from THE Ohio State University and has served on the faculty of Case Western, Ohio State and the University of Akron and has conducted performance workshops throughout the state. He was also a longtime member of the artistic staff at the Cleveland Play House, where he worked as both actor and director. He is privileged to be a part of Cleveland’s longest-running production of A Christmas Carol, but wants to dispel the vicious rumor that his first performance was attended by Charles Dickens!

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Eduardo Placer* Ghost of Christmas Past/Ghost of Christmas Future/Street Singer, A Christmas Carol Four seasons at Great Lakes Theater Previous GLT and ISF credits include Emcee (Cabaret), Hortensio (The Taming of the Shrew), Thurio (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Bud/Pan/ Daisy (Bat Boy: The Musical), Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol), Roderigo (Othello), Vicomte de Nanjac (An Ideal Husband), Neville Landless (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Feste (Twelfth Night). Eduardo most recently had the privilege of playing Angel in David Cromer’s reimagined production of Rent! at the American Theater Company in Chicago. New York credits: Clincher Sr. (The Constant Couple) and Rosencrantz (Hamlet) at The Pearl Theatre. Regional credits: world premiere productions of Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse) and Senor Discretion Himself (Arena Stage), Much Ado About Nothing (The Shakespeare Theatre), Camelot (Arena Stage), A Man’s A Man (Arena Stage) and The Mineola Twins (Woolly Mammoth). Training: MFA in acting, UCSD. B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Proud AEA member since 2003.

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Lake City. Other productions include Arsenic and Old Lace, The Crucible, She Stoops to Conquer, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tooth of Crime, Translations, An Ideal Husband, All the King’s Men, The Effects of Tobacco, Swan Song, Saint Joan and The Count of Monte Cristo. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). He wishes to give special thanks to his supportive families, both professional and genetic, and the generous staff at Great Lakes. As Washington Irving so eloquently put it: “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night. Peace.


YOUNG COMPANY Julia Ashkettle Master William/Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol Great Lakes Theater debut Julia is grateful and excited to be making her debut with Great Lakes Theater. She is a second-grader at Gurney Elementary in Chagrin Falls. This fall, Julia played Young Cosette in Les Miserables at Chagrin Falls Academy for the Performing Arts. Last spring, she played Eunice in Chagrin Falls Academy for the Performing Arts’ original musical, Souls of the Village. Julia has also appeared in several Chagrin Valley Little Theater productions, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Ugly Duckling; and Ghosts, Goblins, and Gobbledygook; and several school plays, including Aesop’s Fables and The Best Little Theater in Town. She enjoys taking acting classes, vocal lessons and piano lessons. In her free time, Julia likes spending time with her family, especially playing with her sister Frankie. She would like to thank all of her teachers and friends at Gurney Elementary, as well as her current and previous directors and current music instructors. In addition, Julia would like to thank her family, grandparents, friends, neighbors and relatives for all their love, support and encouragement. Special thanks to the Welch family for guiding her through this exciting opportunity. She is so appreciative to be part of this wonderful Cleveland tradition.

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Kate Clay Abigail/Belinda, A Christmas Carol Great Lakes Theater debut Kate is thrilled to be here! Previous roles include The House Without a Christmas Tree, (Addie Mills), Magical Theatre Company in Barberton; Annie, (Orphan/Ensemble), Cassidy Theatre; and Mother Goose Is Eaten By Werewolves, (AntiPageant Girl/Ensemble), Cassidy Theatre. She appears as a wedding guest in the soon-to-bereleased local film, The Yank. Kate will be seen in Magical Theatre’s production of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Veruca Salt) in May. She studies acting, voice, ballet and jazz dance. Kate has attended summer theater camps at Fairmount Performing Arts Center, Beck Center and Brecksville’s Theatre on the Square. Much appreciation to Great Lakes Theater. Thanks to her family for their love and support. Merry Christmas everyone! Kiara Durbin Soloist/Street Child, A Christmas Carol Great Lakes Theater debut Kiara is absolutely thrilled to be appearing in her first Great Lakes Theater production! For years she has watched people on the grand stage at PlayhouseSquare. Now, she is extremely honored to be participating in the 2012 production of A Christmas Carol. Kiara is in the 5th grade at Dodge Intermediate School in Twinsburg, where she and some friends have formed an acting club – now in its second year. Kiara enjoys singing, writing music & lyrics, and watching others perform. She participates in choir, soccer, swim team, ballet, and Girl Scouts. Previous roles include Amaryllis in The Music Man, Jr. (Solon Center for the Arts); Violet Beauregard in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sanibel in Annie, Coroner of Munchkin Land/ Ozian in The Wizard of Oz, and Featured Dancer/ Soloist in Schoolhouse Rock (all at Beachwood Community Theater); and several ensemble roles at Twinsburg Community Theater. Kiara has studied acting and improvisation at Weathervane Community Theater and has attended theater camps at Beachwood Community Theater, Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory, and Twinsburg Community Theater. She would like to thank her family, friends, and counselors for


being so supportive and for believing in her, and Great Lakes Theater for giving her this amazing opportunity!

Cassidy Josephine Nelson Master William/Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol Three seasons at Great Lakes Theater Cassidy is 9 years old, and in the third grade. She is thrilled to return to Great Lakes Theater for her third season. Past favorite credits include A Christmas Carol (three seasons Master William/Tiny Tim, Sled Boy/ Ignorance) Great Lakes Theater; The Sound of Music (Marta), Damn Yankees (Ensemble) Porthouse Theater; Pearl Fishers (Super Child) Opera Cleveland; Honk (Little Girl) Mercury Summer Stock; Oliver (Workhouse Boy) Cassidy Theater; Dear Edwina (Katie Spoonapple), Honk Jr. (Froglet), Nun Crackers (student), Strongsville

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Morgan August Isabella Street Child/Swing, A Christmas Carol Great Lakes Theater debut Morgan is honored to join the Great Lakes Theater cast for the first time as Street Child in this season’s A Christmas Carol. Morgan has a deep love for theater, and some of her favorite roles include Pepper in Annie at Weathervane Community Playhouse and Mayzie LaBird in Seussical Jr. the Musical at Falcon Academy of Creative Arts in Brimfield, where she attends sixth grade. Morgan also enjoyed playing an Orphan in Fagin’s Gang in Oliver!, Jayne Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life and Marika the Dutch Girl in Miracle on 34th Street at Dynamics Community Theater. At age 11, Morgan spends her time listening to music, participating in choir, drawing anime characters and hanging out with friends. She loves to sing, and recently won first place in her hometown talent contest singing Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, a capella. Morgan feels incredibly blessed

Cameron Danielle Nelson Sara/Polly/Want, A Christmas Carol Five seasons at Great Lakes Theater Cameron is 11 years old, and in the sixth grade. She is very excited to return to Great Lakes Theater for her fifth season. Past favorite credits include A Christmas Carol – four seasons (Tiny Tim, Sarah Crachit) Great Lakes Theater; The Sound of Music (Brigitta), Damn Yankees (Ensemble), Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake) Porthouse Theater; Fiddler on the Roof (Bielke) Beck Center for the Arts; I Pagliacci (children’s chorus) Opera Cleveland, The Nerd (Thor) Weathervane Community Theater; Children of Eden (young Abel/dove) TrueNorth; Les Miserables (Young Epinone) and The Music Man (Gracie Shinn) Fairmount Arts Conservatory. Cameron has also appeared in five short films (Flight to India, Voyage to Russia, Lucky Duck, Death of a Salesman and Bully on Elm Street). When Cameron is not on stage, she studies dance (ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical) and takes piano and clarinet lessons. She is also very active in school and participates in many groups: chess club, newspaper club, band and Rachel’s Challenge. She is very grateful to Great Lakes Theater (Sara Bruner and staff) for the opportunity to share her holiday season with a fabulous cast and her sisters.

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Mackenzie Dale Durken Skate Girl/Ensemble, A Christmas Carol Three seasons at Great Lakes Theater Mackenzie is honored and delighted to be returning for a third season, reprising her role as Skate Girl/Ensemble with the Great Lakes Theater production of A Christmas Carol. She is an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Willetts Middle School in Brunswick. She is active in school, participating in band (clarinet) and ChainLinks/Kiwanis kids. Mackenzie has also appeared in Go West! (Peter Cooper/Mountain Man) for Walter Kidder Elementary. Other activities include reading, Girl Scouts (junior), piano, travel soccer and karate. She has recently run two 5k’s and she is a seasoned traveler, her most current trip having been to London. Mackenzie also enjoys spending time with her older sister Kaylee and younger brother Shaun. She is thankful to all her family, friends and teachers for their love, support and encouragement. Mackenzie is extremely grateful to have this opportunity to be part of A Christmas Carol once again this holiday season!

to have the support and encouragement of her family, friends and her school, FACA, in pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional actress/ singer. She is sincerely thankful for the amazing opportunity to be a part of this year’s production of A Christmas Carol.

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Community Theater. Cassidy has studied dance (ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz) for five years, and enjoys playing travel/club soccer and gymnastics. She is very thankful to Sara Bruner and the staff of Great Lakes Theater for yet another amazing opportunity to spend her holiday season with her sisters and the cast of A Christmas Carol. Carly Marie Nelson Sled Boy/Ignorance, A Christmas Carol Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater Carly is 6 years old and just started first grade this fall. She is tickled pink to return to Great Lakes Theater for her second season as Sled Boy/Ignorance. Past credits include A Christmas Carol (Sled Boy/Ignorance) Great Lakes Theater; The Sound of Music (Gretl), Damn Yankees (Ensemble) Porthouse Theater; Jesus Christ Superstar (Children’s Choir) Mercury Summer Stock benefit; and Oliver (Workhouse Boy) Cassidy Theater. Carly has taken ballet and tap since age 2.5 years old, and just started jazz this year. She also enjoys soccer, tee-ball, singing and art. Carly is very appreciative for this opportunity to perform, which she loves, and to spend her holiday season with her sisters and the cast of A Christmas Carol.

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Bennett Palmer James/Robert/Adolescent Scrooge/ Ensemble, A Christmas Carol and Mamillius/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale First season at Great Lakes Theater Bennett is thrilled to join Great Lakes Theater again after a happy run as Mamillius & Time in The Winter’s Tale. Previous roles include Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man at Fine Arts Association; Boy Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Geauga Lyric Theater; Geppetto in The Adventures of Pinocchio and Geppetto, March Hare in The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Michael Darling in Peter Pan at Westwood Elementary School. Other shows include It’s A Wonderful Life, Geauga Lyric Theater; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Fine Arts Association; and Theater Arts Camp shows at Fine Arts Association. Bennett loves fencing, playing the trumpet, reading in bed, and ... pie! Many thanks to Sara Bruner and Great Lakes Theater for another happy experience!

Matthew Taylor Delivery Boy/Ensemble, A Christmas Carol Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater Matthew Taylor is a fifth-grade student at Strausser Elementary in Jackson Township. He attended the Academy of Cinema and Television’s Satellite Program in Cleveland in 2008-09. Since then, he has been in three area short films and a commercial for a children’s product called Gutzy Gear. Matthew’s theater performances began as the role of Randy in A Christmas Story at the Cleveland Play House in 2009. He was a Child Storyteller in Children of Eden and Bewick in Honk Jr. at Fairmont Performing Arts Conservatory (FPAC) in 2010. He has also performed at Canton Players Guild as Turkey Boy in A Christmas Carol in 2011 and in the Kids Ensemble in their own production called Wishes...Just a Dream Away in 2012. Matthew has also performed the role of Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird at Magical Theatre Company in Barberton in 2012, and will return there in January for the role as The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. He played Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol for his first performance here at Great Lakes Theater in 2010. He is excited to be back as Turkey Boy! Matthew is very grateful to his school and to Great Lakes Theater for allowing him to take this wonderful opportunity!

UNDERSTUDIES Lindsay Bayer, Alyssa Easterly, Ryan Hook, Nick Pankuch, Dudley Swetland*

DIRECTORS Sara Bruner Artistic Associate, Director, A Christmas Carol Nine seasons at Great Lakes Theater Sara is honored to be part of the Christmas Carol tradition. She has adapted and directed Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello and Twelfth Night for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s educational outreach tour. She has also served as assistant director to Charles Fee (GLT, ISF), Victoria Bussert (PlayhouseSquare) and Risa Brainin (ISF). GLT credits include Toinette in The Imaginary Invalid, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Frau Kost in Cabaret, Desdemona in Othello, Mabel in An Ideal Husband, Drood in The


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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, in Boise, 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 B.A. from the University of the Pacific and Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Along with his wife, Lidia, and 17-year-old

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Gerald Freedman Director, Adaptor, A Christmas Carol Twenty-six seasons at Great Lakes Theater Gerald Freedman is Dean Emeritus of the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, one of the leading undergraduate acting conservatories in the nation. An Obie Award winner and the first American invited to direct at the Globe Theatre in London, he is regarded internationally for his direction of productions of classic drama, musicals, operas, new plays and television. He served as leading director of Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival from 1960 to 1971, the last four years as artistic director. He was co-artistic director of John Houseman’s The Acting Company from 1974 to 1977, artistic director of the American Shakespeare Theatre from 1978 to 1979, and artistic director of Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1985 to

1997. Gerald has staged 29 of Shakespeare’s plays, along with dozens of other world classics. He made theater history with his off-Broadway premiere of the landmark rock musical Hair, which opened the Public Theater in 1967. Broadway direction includes The Robber Bridegroom; The Grand Tour; the revival of West Side Story, co-directed with Jerome Robbins; the premiere of Arthur Miller’s The Creation of the World and Other Business and Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Gerald also directed opera productions for the Opera Society of Washington (Kennedy Center), the San Francisco Opera Company and the New York City Opera. Prior to assuming his current position at UNC School of the Arts, he taught at Yale and Juilliard. A native of Lorain, Ohio, he received both his B.S. and his M.A. (summa cum laude) from Northwestern University, and trained with Alvina Krause, Emmy Joseph and at The Actors Studio.

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Cordova, Illinois. Previously at Great Lakes: Cabaret, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Into the Woods, Macbeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and A Christmas Carol. He is also the music director for the acclaimed corporate entertainment group, The Water Coolers. Pandora Robertson Choreographer, A Christmas Carol Nineteen seasons at Great Lakes Theater Pandora returns for her 19th year staging dances in A Christmas Carol. GLT credits are movement staging in The Taming of the Shrew and You Can’t Take It With You, and the acting company of She Loves Me. Pandora was a 2011-2012 Director Fellow at Cleveland Public Theatre, where she created and directed 13 Most American Dreams, Crash Project, World Wide Dream Stream: Digitally Dipping into the Subconscious and Voice Over. Other local credits include Shorn, Dobama Theatre (director) at The Cleveland Play House, Galileo (choreographer), The Glass Menagerie (choreographer), The Emperor’s Groovy New

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Clothes (choreographer) and Ferdinand the Bull (choreographer). Pandora has worked extensively in Northeast Ohio as a director, actor, choreographer and dancer with, among others, Porthouse Theatre, convergence-continuum and Ensemble Theatre. She danced for seven years with Ohio Ballet under the direction of Heinz Poll. Other professional dance credits include Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Boston Repertory Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and an appearance with The Twyla Tharp Dance Company on Broadway. She holds an MA in Theater Arts from Case Western Reserve University, and has attended physical theater training intensives with The Dell’Arte International School for Physical Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre, Ann Bogart’s The Siti Company and Raymond Bobgan at Cleveland Public Theatre. Teaching credits include Baldwin Wallace University, The Academy for Performing Arts in Chagrin Falls and The University of Akron. Upcoming productions include Free Radical and the Late Night Sketchbook for Cleveland Public Theatre’s Big Box and Living Storefront, a Night of New Theatre with Ohio City Theatre Project.


DESIGNERS Mary Jo Dondlinger Lighting Designer, A Christmas Carol Twenty-six seasons at Great Lakes Theater Recent GLT design, Sondheim On Sondheim. Design credits include productions for York Theatre Co, Irish Repertory Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, GEVA (Rochester) and Idaho Shakespeare Festival, among many others. Her most recent NYC design is the revival of The Fantasticks now playing at The Snapple Theatre Center in Times Square.

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John Ezell Scenic Designer, A Christmas Carol Thirty-six seasons at Great Lakes Theater Thirty-six seasons at Great Lakes Theater as award-winning associate artistic director and director of design under Vincent Dowling, Gerald Freedman and James Bundy. He has designed for Broadway; New York Shakespeare Festival; NY Public Theatre; Crossroads Theatre; Roundabout Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger; Williamstown; Berkshire; Old Globe; Coconut

Grove; Asolo State Theatre; Arizona Theatre Company; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Dallas Theatre Center; Indiana and Kansas City repertory theaters; Cincinnati Playhouse; Hong Kong Repertory Theatre; Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Istanbul Cultural Olympics; Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts; Lyric Opera; Blackstone Theatre and Second City in Chicago; Cincinnati Ballet; Royal Danish Ballet; Royal Theatre in Copenhagen; Swedish Riksteater and the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm; and CBS, PBS-TV and Swedish State Television. His drawings have been exhibited in New York, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Prague and Brussels. His work received the Award for Experimental Television Art in Milan, Italy; two Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards for Excellence; and 15 national Critic’s Circle awards, including the 2011-2012 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for best professional sets at the historic Westport Country Playhouse. He is a Fellow of the College of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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Gene Emerson Friedman Scenic Designer, A Christmas Carol Twenty-four seasons at Great Lakes Theater A native of Cleveland, Gene first designed at Great Lakes Theater in 1980. He returns as set designer for A Christmas Carol. Recent designs include Second City Does Arizona at Arizona Theatre Company, Richard The Third, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Romeo and Juliet at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival; and The Music Man, Carousel and La Cage aux Folles at Stages-Saint Louis. Other designs include Death and the Maiden at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Calderon’s Life is a Dream at New York’s Lincoln Center, Death of a Salesman and I’m Not Rappaport, Missouri Repertory Theatre; and, at GLT, Gerald Freedman’s adaptations of A Christmas Carol and People Who Led to My Plays, as well as The Dearest Friends, The Boor, The Enemies, The World of Sholom Aleichem and What the Butler Saw. Gene serves as the architectural historian of the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe [1629] at Zuni Pueblo, where he also serves as archivist and curator of the Casa de Santo Nino. He is a tenured associate professor of design at the University of MissouriKansas City. His design work can be seen at www. gefriedmandesign.com. Stan Kozak Sound Designer, A Christmas Carol Twenty-seven seasons at Great Lakes Theater Stan Kozak most recently designed sound for Bat Boy: The Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Comedy of Errors. Returning to GLTF for his 27th season, his more than 50 design credits include Amadeus, You Can’t Take It With You, Private Lives, Into the Woods and the Tom Hanks benefit performances. His work in 1979 and 1981 with Geraldine Fitzgerald on Streetsongs at GLTF led to the original cast album. Mr. Kozak was the resident sound designer for four seasons at the Porthouse Theatre Company, including productions of Driving Miss Daisy, Niteclub Confidential and And a Nightingale Sang. His collaborations with Victoria Bussert at BaldwinWallace College include productions of Chess, Hair, Company, Cabaret, West Side Story, Tommy

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in Concert, Parade, the Ohio premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion and one of the first nonprofessional productions of Phantom of the Opera. For Cain Park, his design credits include Secret Garden, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Bat Boy, Tick, tick...Boom, Nine, The Wiz, Harold and Maude and Pippin. Mr. Kozak has also designed sound for Wit and Last Five Years for the Dobama Theater; Iolanthe and Sweeney Todd for the Cleveland Opera; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Forbidden Broadway SVU for the Hanna Theatre; and A Shayna Maidel, Brooklyn Boy and Pangs of the Messiah for the JCC. He has served as sound designer for the All-City Musical for the last eight seasons, as well as for the Ideastream Gala concert with Bebe Neuwirth in 2005. He was honored to be among the first group of LORT sound designers to achieve recognition in USA 829. Tom Mardikes Sound Designer, A Christmas Carol Twenty-four seasons at Great Lakes Theater Tom Mardikes most recently designed sound for GLT’s summer 2005 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. His past designs have been for Julius Caesar, The Dybbuk, King Lear, Hamlet and The Cherry Orchard. He has worked on more than 250 professional productions nationwide, where he has designed for Kansas City (formerly Missouri) Rep, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Starlight Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre, the Dallas Theatre Center, Syracuse Stage, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout, Buffalo Studio Arena, the Alley Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. He is the head of graduate sound design training and the chair of the nationally prominent professional theater-training program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2005, he co-founded Kansas City Actors Theatre, and has successfully produced seven seasons of acclaimed productions with this artist-led, artist-driven theater company.

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Robert Waldman Music Adaptor and Arranger Twenty-four seasons at Great Lakes Theater Robert Waldman has written primarily for the theater. He began his career as a protégé of Frank Loesser, and his music has been heard in Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo at The Cleveland Play House and Edgardo Mine at the Guthrie Theater, as well as in GLT’s production of Glass Menagerie; in New York in the Pulitzer Prizewinning Driving Miss Daisy, The Heiress, Voices in the Dark; and Lincoln Center’s Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Ivanov, Dinner at Eight, The Rivals, Jon Robin Baitz’ A Fair Country and Ten Unknowns. Most recently, his work was heard in Wendy Wasserstein’s Third, David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre and Peter Parnell’s The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket. Waldman composed the score for Broadway’s Here’s Where I Belong and The Robber Bridegroom, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, and Florida’s Poinciana and Parker Playhouse’s revue of Lois Wyse’s Funny You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother. His music has been heard in Arthur Laurents’ 2 Lives; Hartford Stage’s musical, America’s Sweetheart; Long Wharf’s As You Like It and The School for Scandal; Washington Shakespeare Theater’s Richard II and The Country Wife; as well as the Kennedy Center musical, Swing. Performances of Mr. Waldman’s compositions have been heard in films, on television, in ballets and in numerous commercials and concert halls. Illustrated collections of some 40 of his piano compositions for children have been published by G. Shirmer — among them A Swing Bag, A Rag Bag, A ¾ Bag and A Santa Bag. He has received a National Endowment for the

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Cynthia Stillings Lighting Designer, A Christmas Carol Twenty-one seasons at Great Lakes Theater Cynthia Stillings designs regionally and nationally, and designed the Great Lakes Theater premiere of Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders. Opera and dance credits include Sweeney Todd, Carmen, Of Mice and Men, Man of La Mancha and Turandot for Cleveland Opera; Tartuffe for Skylight Opera Theatre; and An American Festival for the Cincinnati Ballet. Regional theater credits include Utah Shakespearean Festival, where she designed The Matchmaker, Candida and the

world premiere of the new musical Lend Me a Tenor, the Musical; Madison Repertory Theatre; Porthouse Theatre; Cain Park Theatre; The Contemporary American Theatre Company; Phoenix Theatre Circle and an award-winning production of Assassins for Players Theater Columbus. Ms. Stillings is currently the director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University.

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James Scott Costume Designer Twenty-four seasons at Great Lakes Theater James Scott has designed costumes for productions of works by Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Chekhov, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini at regional theaters and opera houses across the country. Among his favorite productions are Love’s Labour’s Lost for the New York Shakespeare Festival; Ten Little Indians, Arcadia, The Miracle Worker and The Most Happy Fella for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; The Merchant of Venice for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Norma and Il trovatore for the Minnesota Opera; Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Washington Opera; MacBeth, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew for the Acting Company’s national tours; Funny Girl, Fiddler on the Roof and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg for the Sundance Theatre; and Sweeney Todd, I pagliacci, and Il viaggio a Reims for the Portland Opera in Oregon. His production credits for Great Lakes Theater span more than 20 years, and include Romeo and Juliet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Rough Crossing, As You Like It and A Little Night Music. Mr. Scott is a graduate of New York and Brown universities, and attended the School of Law at The City University of New York. In addition, he is an adult, elite figure-skater and is thrilled that Cleveland will be hosting the Gay Games in 2014. He would like to dedicate the design for this production in memory of Susan Gregg, director of Fallen Angels for Great Lakes Theater.

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Arts grant in musical theater, the Dramatists Guild of America’s Flora Roberts Award for Outstanding Music for the Theater and the JEFF Award in Chicago for Best Original Music for Driving Miss Daisy.

STAGE MANAGEMENT Tim Kinzel* Assistant Stage Manager, A Christmas Carol and Stage Manager, Imaginary Invalid Four seasons at Great Lakes Theater Stage manager credits for Great Lakes Theater include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet and Imaginary Invalid. Assistant stage manager credits for Great Lakes Theater include The Mystery of Edwin Drood and A Christmas Carol. 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. He also holds multiple production assistant and intern credits with Alley Theater, Houston Grand Opera and Stages

Repertory Theater. Tim’s heart goes out to his family, friends and Cleveland sports teams, thank you for keeping him on his toes. Cheers to the holiday season! Corrie E. Purdum* Stage Manager, A Christmas Carol and The Winter’s Tale Eight seasons at Great Lakes Theater GLT: The Taming of the Shrew, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Christmas Carol, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, The Crucible, Into the Woods, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bat Boy: The Musical, Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cabaret, The Mousetrap, Sondheim on Sondheim, and The Winter’s Tale. Other credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, eight seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, six seasons with the Cleveland Play House and three seasons with Cain Park. Corrie is an alumna of BaldwinWallace College, where she teaches stage management. Thanks to her family for their constant support.

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Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director Bob Taylor, Executive Director 2012–13 ARTISTIC COMPANY The Winter’s Tale, The Imaginary Invalid, A Christmas Carol DIRECTORS Jesse Berger, Sara Bruner, Tracy Young, Matthew Webb DESIGNERS

ACTORS J. Todd Adams*, Julia Ashkettle, Laura Welsh Berg, Lynn Robert Berg*, Laurie Birmingham*, Neil Brookshire*, Lise Bruneau*, Sara M. Bruner*, Kyle Carthens, Kate Clay, Ashley Coleman, Aled Davies*, Jodi Dominick*, Kiara Durbin, Mackenzie Dale Durken, Tom Ford*, Ian Gould*, Paul Hurley*, Sara Hymes, Morgan August Isabella, Drew Kopas, Kimbre Lancaster*, Juan Rivera Lebron*, Darryl Lewis*, Chris McCarrell, Cameron Danielle Nelson, Carly Marie Nelson, Cassidy Josephine Nelson, Bennett Palmer, Laura Perrotta*, Eduardo Placer*, David Anthony Smith*, Dudley Swetland*, M.A. Taylor*, Matthew Taylor, Miles Gaston Villanueva*, Ryan Vincent, Jordan Whalen, Cody Zak

Artistic Associate.............................................................. Sara Bruner Production Manager......................................Christopher D. Flinchum Director of Education........................................................Daniel Hahn Marketing & Public Relations Director ...................Todd S. Krispinsky Development Director....................................................Holly Tomasch EDUCATION Education Associate............................................Kelly Schaffer Florian Associate Director of Education........................................Lisa Ortenzi School Residency Supervisor........................................ David Hansen Actor-Teachers School Residency Program............ Katelyn Cornelius, Melissa Crum, Andrew Gombas, Khaki Hermann, Tim Keo, Debbie Keppler, Eric Perusek, Brett Radke

PRODUCTION Stage Manager....................................................... Corrie E. Purdum* Assistant Stage Manager.................................................. Tim Kinzel* Production Assistant............................................... Kristen Boehnlein Child Supervisor................................................ Jessica Brynne Lucas Technical Director............................................................ Mark Cytron Assistant Technical Director.................................William J. Amato III Scene Shop Foreman............................................William Langenhop Lead Carpenter................................................................ Lindsay Loar Properties Master.............................................................Terry Martin Master Electrician..........................................................Tammy Taylor Charge Scenic Artist........................................................... Angi Grow Costume Shop Manager........................................Esther M. Haberlen Assistant Costume Shop Manager/Draper..........................Leah Loar First Hand.....................................................................Grace Cochran Stitcher......................................................................Stephanie Fisher Wardrobe Supervisor...........................................................Anji Dunn Wardrobe Crew............................... Grace Cochran, Stephanie Fisher, Lauren Hamilton, Leah Loar Run Crew.............................. William J. Amato III, Gregory S. Falcione, Richard Haberlen, William Langenhop, Lindsay Loar, Fritz Lombardi, Gary Zsigrai Ohio Theatre Crew...................................... Thomas Boddy, Chris Guy, Shaun Milligan, Robert Prah *Members of Actors’ Equity Association Special Thanks: Arrow Video Great Lakes Theater is a member of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT) and operates under agreements with LORT, Actors’ 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.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Audience Engagement Manager................................... Chris Fornadel Finance Associate ........................................................Tamara Nelson Development Associate..............................Kathy Schwartfigure-Yopp Trinity High School Interns........…..Jacqueline Brown, Hannah Maier, Emily Spies Office Volunteers........Janice Campbell, Barb Cercone, Janet Glaeser

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Christopher Acebo, David M. Barber, Mary Jo Dondlinger, John Ezell, Gene Emerson Friedman, Jason Hartley, Stan Kozak, Tom Mardikes, Rick Martin, Paul James Prendergast, Lisa Reynolds, Ken Roht, James Scott, Cynthia Stillings, Sara Jean Tosetti, Robert Waldman, Adam Wernick, Brandon Wolcott

ADMINISTRATION

A not-for-profit performing arts center that presents and produces a wide variety of performing arts, advances arts education and creates a destination that is a superior location for entertainment, business and housing, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region.

Playbill Editor: Linda Feagler For advertising information, please contact Jennifer Roberts: 216-377-3667

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Guest Services

Guest Assistance For questions or service that may provide a quality, entertaining experience, please see the House Manager on duty. A RedCoat usher can direct you to their office location.

We Love Hearing From Our Guests Your feedback is important. For matters that are not immediate or for additional questions you may have, please access our online comment form at playhousesquare.org/feedback. We read and share all comments with the staff and meet often to discuss how we can improve upon your experience at PlayhouseSquare. You may also find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ playhousesquare, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/playhousesquare.

Beware of Ticket Scalpers Buy your tickets only from the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, at playhousesquare.org, by phone at 216-241-6000 or your licensed group/travel leader. (We cannot guarantee validity or admittance for tickets purchased elsewhere, nor can we issue replacement tickets if they are lost or stolen). Help us keep ticket prices affordable and fair for everyone.

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Service for Our Guests with Special Needs Large type programs and wireless headsets are available in the House Manager’s office.

Camera Policy Cameras, including cameras on cell phones and other personal handheld devices, audio/video tape recorders and flash photography are strictly prohibited.

Emergency Phone Number In emergency situations, family members or babysitters may call 216-771-5537 (evening hours) or 216-771-4444 (day time hours) should they need to get a message to a guest in our theaters.

Cell Phones The experience of a live performance can be ruined by the interruption of ringtones, vibrating phones or conversation. The magic of a darkened theater can be disrupted by the light of someone text messaging as well. Please be considerate to others and remember to turn off your cell phone for the duration of the show.

Thank You

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PlayhouseSquare gratefully acknow­ledges the people of Cuyahoga County for their historical support to theater restoration, upkeep and programming, as well as through their ongoing contributions through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.


December/JAnuArY ALLEN

HANNA

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A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland Cleveland Jazz Orchestra - Jingle Bell Jazz Olivia Newton-John

Monday

OHIO

PALACE

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A Carol for Cleveland FOR MATURE ELVES ONLY

SANTALAND DIARIES

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BY DAVID SEDARIS

P.J. O’Rourke

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A Carol for Cleveland

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WESTFIELD INSURANCE STUDIO THEATRE

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DECEMBER

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Santaland Diaries Nutcracker A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland The Whipping Man Tinsel Town NC Men’s Chorus

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Santaland Diaries A Carol for Cleveland Tap Dogs

Santaland Diaries A Carol for Cleveland Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland Cleveland Jazz Orchestra - A Not So Silent Night

Santaland Diaries A Carol for Cleveland

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland Neil Zaza’s One Silent Night

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland A Son is Given Mannheim Steamroller

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland A Son is Given Shen Yun

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A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland Straight No Chaser

A Carol for Cleveland

Santaland Diaries A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland

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Elvis Birthday Tribute

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Bell, Book and Candle

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Bell, Book and Candle Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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Flanagan’s Wake

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Flanagan’s Wake

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Flanagan’s Wake Last Call Cleveland Bell, Book and Candle

Flanagan’s Wake Last Call Cleveland Bell, Book and Candle

Flanagan’s Wake Last Call Cleveland Bell, Book and Candle Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Flanagan’s Wake Last Call Cleveland Bell, Book and Candle Priscilla Guess How Much I Love You

Flanagan’s Wake Bell, Book/Candle Priscilla

Flanagan’s Wake Bell, Book/Candle Priscilla Alonzo King LINES Ballet Class By the Glass

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A Christmas Carol A Carol for Cleveland A Son is Given Shen Yun

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Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker A Christmas Carol The Whipping Man A Carol for Cleveland Four Bitchin’ Babes: NC Men’s Chorus

KENNEDY’S

On Our Stages

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Bell, Book and Candle Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Bell, Book and Candle Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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Bell, Book/Candle Priscilla LINES Ballet

William H. Dietz

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A Christmas Carol - Great Lakes Theater (2012)