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uaevents.com THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON EJ THOMAS HALL 2019-2020 Season 2

Dear Friends, Greetings from The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall. We are extremely excited to welcome you to another wonderful season. Two members have been added to our team so you will see new faces around the Hall—Christin Gambill and Joe Shannon. Christin is our front-of-house manager, and Joe is our production manager. We are eager for you to meet them, and we know they are eager to meet you. We are sure you will find them to be talented, passionate, and very motivated, and we are thrilled to have them with us. The Hall also experienced a lighting upgrade which will make your experience more comfortable. With generous donations from private individuals and our Flying Balcony Club, we have replaced over 100 of the high lobby lights with new energy efficient LED fixtures and installed LED accent lighting. The Hall is shining brighter than ever! E.J. Thomas Hall’s 2019-2020 Season has something for everyone. This season also offers wonderful tributes to long time favorites like Channeling the King, John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party,” and Piano Men—A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel. From the classics Fiddler on the Roof and The Color Purple to the newly touring Beautiful and Waitress, this season’s Broadway in Akron is not to be missed! The new Family Series offerings include The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told, Dinosaur World, and T’was the Night Before Christmas. Be sure to join us before each performance for activities in the Lobby. Our Holiday shows will positively get you in the spirit. The annual return of Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a beloved and must-see performance. Rounding out the festive line up, we have A Carpenters Christmas, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party, and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. We hope you are as excited as we are for the upcoming season. Whether you’re a long-time patron or first-time attendee, we know that great live entertainment has the ability to enrich lives. We hope that you’ll make E.J Thomas Hall a regular part of your entertainment journey as we experience an adventure together. Enjoy the show,

Nathan J. Mortimer, CPA Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO

Margo E. Ohlson Director of Theatre Operations


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Phone Numbers you should know: Ticket Office..........................330-253-2488 Information Counter..........330-972-6828 General Information...........330-972-7595 Website....................................uaevents.com

Ticket Office

Guest Services

Advance tickets are available at the EJ Thomas Hall Ticket Office Monday through Friday 10 am-4 pm. On days of shows, the Box Office is open two hours prior to show times.

Assistive Listening System The Williams Personal Assisted Sound System is available at the McCormick Information Counter for all performances. This is a special receiver with headphones or loop to enable a listener to hear the spoken word more clearly.

Tickets may also be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at Ticketmaster outlets. There is a per ticket service charge and handling fee for all Ticketmaster purchases. Discounts are not available. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the Hall. Refunds – Please check your tickets carefully, as all sales are final. Exchanges are not permitted. Refunds are given if an event is canceled and are refunded to the original purchaser at the point of purchase. Beware of Ticket Scalpers EJ Thomas Hall is not responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized third parties. Tickets to EJ Thomas Hall events may not be resold at a premium. Tickets ordered within nine (9) days of the performance will be held at Will Call. A photo ID is required to pick up Will Call tickets. Gift Certificates are available and are valid for up to one year from the date of purchase. Cancellations, postponed events, or inclement weather – On rare occasions severe weather may cause EJ Thomas Hall to cancel or postpone an event. Event cancellation information is available by calling The University of Akron emergency information number at 330-972-SNOW (7669.) You may also visit our website, Facebook page, or Twitter for the most upto-date information.

Accessible Seating EJ Thomas Hall has seating for patrons in wheelchairs and special needs at Entry 10 in the Orchestra and Entry 14 on the Grand Tier level. Patrons needing assistance to their seat may stop at the Information Counter in McCormick Lobby. An usher will assist you with wheelchair transportation to your seating area. Requests should be made when ordering tickets by calling the Ticket Office at 330-253-2488. Handicap Parking There are a limited number of handicap parking spaces available in the EJ Thomas Hall parking deck. Additional spaces are located in Lots 26 and 27, directly across from the Hill Street entrance. Show a valid H/C permit and traffic police will direct you to the nearest spot. There is a $5 charge for all parking. Accessible Restrooms Accessible restrooms are located at the bottom of both ramps on either side of the building. Family Events Some events at EJ Thomas Hall are specifically designed for children and families, and we encourage you to enjoy these events. For performances not suitable for young children, parents are asked to use discretion. continued on page 6


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Seating Latecomers Please note the curtain time printed on your tickets as performances begin promptly. Latecomers will be seated at a suitable pause in the program. This includes patrons who leave the auditorium before or during a selection. Intermission Intermissions are 20 minutes in length. Lobby lights will flash as your signal to return to your seat for the start of the performance. ATM PNC Bank has an ATM located in the Ticket Office Lobby for your convenience. Food and beverage service is cash only. Subscriber Lounge As a season subscriber to the Broadway in Akron performances, you not only “lock in” your seats from season-to-season, but you also enjoy live music, snacks and a private bar in Goodrich Lobby before performances and during intermission. Season subscribers also receive complimentary parking for performances, get priority offers to special events and have a personal Ticket Office contact for ticket exchange and replacement services. For a Wonderful Evening … Live performance is truly magical; art created from the energy flowing between people on both sides of the curtain. When you attend a show, you are part of the experience. There is no rewind or instant replay at a live event. In general: n Leave home early enough to find parking and locate your seats before the performance begins. Remember to allow time for poor weather conditions, heavy traffic, road construction and parking congestion, especially on school nights. n Safety First – Listen to the pre-show announcements and note the emergency exit routes. n Read the program notes. n When in doubt, ask the ushers. They are here to help. Following these general rules of the theater will ensure that everyone can enjoy the show.

Theater Policies n Cameras or any other recording devices are not permitted – this includes cell phones. Please silence all electronic devices as a courtesy to both other audience members and the performers. n Patrons on emergency call status should leave their name and seat location at the Information Desk so that we may reach you during a pause in the performance. n Smoke Free/Tobacco Free – EJ Thomas Hall is a smoke and tobacco free building. This includes e-cigarettes. n Unless instructed to do so by the performers, do not talk, hum, sing along or beat time. n Aisles must be kept free of any obstructions for safety. n For your enjoyment, food and beverages purchased at EJ Thomas Hall are permitted inside the theatre for select shows. n In the event of an emergency, ushers and other members of the staff will advise audience members as to the appropriate procedures to exit the theater as quickly and safely as possible. Patrons needing special assistance should contact the ushers.

Interested in renting EJ Thomas Hall for that special occasion or performance? Please call 330-972-7595 or email ejthomas@uakron.edu.


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Edwin J. “Eddie” Thomas, 1899-1986 Born in 1899, the son of an East Akron postman, “Eddie” Thomas started with The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1926 as a stenographer and worked his way up to President at age 41 (1940), Chief Executive Officer (1956) and Chairman of the Board (1958). Upon his retirement in 1964, at a time where most people would have put their feet up and relaxed, Thomas, who had been a Director of The University of Akron since 1952, turned his energies toward the future of Akron itself. As a member of the Executive Committee of the Area Progress Board, he helped raise large sums of money to pump life into “the old hometown.” Projects focused on downtown redevelopment became a reality and his dedication to the United Fund and other local charities helped untold numbers of Akron residents. Even today, The E. J. Thomas Foundation continues to support many local charities and benefits the community. So persuasive were his powers and his personality that in 1967 Goodyear made a pacesetting gift of $1.25 million, the largest ever given to the University at the time, to name the performing arts hall on its campus in his honor. At the July 30, 1968 groundbreaking, Mr. Thomas and Norman P. Auburn, President Emeritus, made the following remarks: “This building will provide an inspiration for all those who labored over the years to keep the light of culture burning in Akron. This structure reflects the inspiration of Norman P. Auburn and all of the trustees, the campaign workers and the donors who have worked so hard to get it.” —Edwin J. Thomas “The opening of the Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is another evidence of the splendid town and gown relationship in Akron. This majestic structure will now serve as a cultural bridge, linking together a thriving community and a great University. All of us who worked over the years to bring this worthy project to fruition are grateful to the thousands of donors whose gifts turned a dream into a reality.” —Norman P. Auburn, president emeritus, The University of Akron (1973)

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NETworks Presentations Presents

Based on the Sholom Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl Book by

Music by

Lyrics by

JOSEPH STEIN

JERRY BOCK

SHELDON HARNICK

Original Broadway production directed and choreographed by

Starring YEHEZKEL LAZAROV MAITE UZAL JONATHAN VON MERING CAROL BEAUGARD KELLY GABRIELLE MURPHY RUTHY FROCH NOA LUZ BARENBLAT EMMA TAYLOR SCHWARTZ CARLY POST NICK SICCONE NIC CASAULA JACK O'BRIEN ANDREW HENDRICK JESSICA ALTCHILER DANNY ARNOLD MATEUS BARBOSA DA SILVA NICHOLAS BERKE ANDREA MARIE BUSH CAM COTE DAVID SCOTT CURTIS DAVID FERGUSON KELLY GLYPTIS MICHAEL GREENBERG YOCHAI GREENFELD BENNETT J. LEEDS SAM MCLELLAN RANDA MEIERHENRY CARLYE MESSMAN ALI ARIAN MOLAEI ALYNN RINAH PAROLA GRAY RANDOLPH CASSANDRA SURIANELLO BROOKE WETTERHAHN SCOTT WILLITS Set Design

MICHAEL YEARGAN

Costume Design

JEROME ROBBINS

Lighting Design

CATHERINE ZUBER

DONALD HOLDER

Additional Set & Adaptation

Hair & Wig Design

MIKIKO SUZUKI MACADAMS

TOM WATSON

Music Director / Conductor

Dance Arrangements

Marketing & Publicity Direction

Tour Booking

MICHAEL GILDIN

Production Manager

Fight Director

BH BARRY

ORAN ELDOR

BOND THEATRICAL GROUP

NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS EVAN ROONEY

Sound Design

SCOTT LEHRER & ALEX NEUMANN

THE BOOKING GROUP MEREDITH BLAIR

Production Stage Manager

KELSEY CLARK

Company Manager

Music Coordinator

JOHN MEZZIO

CHRISTOPHER T.P. HOLMAN

Music Supervisor and New Orchestrations TED SPERLING

Casting

JASON STYRES, CSA General Manager

GENTRY & ASSOCIATES STEVE VARON

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Inspired by the work of

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JEROME ROBBINS

Choreography Recreated by CHRISTOPHER EVANS Original Choreography by

HOFESH SHECHTER

BARTLETT SHER

Originally produced on the New York stage by HAROLD PRINCE 2015 Broadway Revival produced by

JEFFREY RICHARDS JAM THEATRICALS LOUISE GUND BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA REBECCA GOLD STEPHANIE P. MCCLELLAND BARBARA FREITAG & COMPANY/CATHERINE SCHREIBER & COMPANY GREENLEAF PRODUCTIONS ORIN WOLF PATTY BAKER CAIOLA PRODUCTIONS THE NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION KIT SEIDEL TENTEX PARTNERS GABRIELLE PALITZ WILL TRICE

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Tevye, a dairyman ..................................................................................YEHEZKEL LAZAROV Golde, his wife......................................................................................................... MAITE UZAL Tzeitel, a daughter .................................................................... KELLY GABRIELLE MURPHY Hodel, a daughter ............................................................................................... RUTHY FROCH Chava, a daughter ................................................................................. NOA LUZ BARENBLAT Shprintze, a daughter ...................................................................EMMA TAYLOR SCHWARTZ Bielke, a daughter ................................................................................................... CARLY POST Yente, a matchmaker...................................................................................CAROL BEAUGARD Motel, a tailor ......................................................................................................NICK SICCONE Perchik, a student ..................................................................................................NIC CASAULA Lazar Wolf, a butcher ...................................................................... JONATHAN VON MERING Mordcha, an innkeeper ................................................................................... DANNY ARNOLD Rabbi ...................................................................................................... DAVID SCOTT CURTIS Mendel, his son ...........................................................................................................CAM COTE Avram, a bookseller ...................................................................................... GRAY RANDOLPH Grandma Tzeitel, Golde's grandmother ............................................. BROOKE WETTERHAHN Fruma-Sarah, Lazar Wolf's first wife ................................................................. KELLY GLYPTIS Yussel, the hatter / Nachum, the beggar ..................................................YOCHAI GREENFELD Constable.................................................................................................. ANDREW HENDRICK Fyedka, a young man ............................................................................................ JACK O'BRIEN Sasha, his friend ............................................................................................... SAM MCLELLAN Shaindel, Motel's mother.................................................................... BROOKE WETTERHAHN The Fiddler ................................................................................................. ALI ARIAN MOLAEI Villagers .......................... DANNY ARNOLD, MATEUS BARBOSA DA SILVA, CAM COTE, DAVID SCOTT CURTIS, KELLY GLYPTIS, MICHAEL GREENBERG, YOCHAI GREENFELD, SAM MCLELLAN, RANDA MEIERHENRY, CARLYE MESSMAN, ALI ARIAN MOLAEI, ALYNN RINAH PAROLA, GRAY RANDOLPH, CASSANDRA SURIANELLO, BROOKE WETTERHAHN, SCOTT WILLITS SWINGS JESSICA ALTCHILER, NICHOLAS BERKE, ANDREA MARIE BUSH, DAVID FERGUSON, BENNETT J. LEEDS UNDERSTUDIES For Tevye: DANNY ARNOLD, JONATHAN VON MERING; for Golde: KELLY GLYPTIS, BROOKE WETTERHAHN; for Lazar Wolf: DANNY ARNOLD, ANDREW HENDRICK; for Yente: KELLY GLYPTIS, BROOKE WETTERHAHN; for Tzeitel: ANDREA MARIE BUSH, RANDA MEIERHENRY; for Hodel: ANDREA MARIE BUSH, RANDA MEIERHENRY; for Chava: EMMA TAYLOR SCHWARTZ; for Shprintze: JESSICA ALTCHILER; for Bielke: JESSICA ALTCHILER, EMMA TAYLOR SCHWARTZ; for Motel: CAM COTE, GRAY RANDOLPH; for Perchik: CAM COTE, GRAY RANDOLPH; for Fyedka: NICHOLAS BERKE, SAM MCLELLAN; for Constable: NICHOLAS BERKE, SAM MCLELLAN;for Mendel:NICHOLAS BERKE; for Grandma Tzeitel: ANDREA MARIE BUSH, CARLYE MESSMAN; for Fruma-Sarah: ANDREA MARIE BUSH, RANDA MEIERHENRY Dance Captain: JESSICA ALTCHILER, DAVID FERGUSON Fight Captain: DAVID FERGUSON THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited by law. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, beepers and watches prior to the beginning of the performance.


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Carol Beaugard

Noa Luz Barenblat

Emma Taylor Schwartz

Nic Casaula

Ruthy Froch

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy

Carly Post

Jack O'Brien

Nick Siccone

Andrew Hendrick

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Jonathan von Mering

Maite Uzal

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE "Prologue: Tradition" ................................................................................ Tevye and the Villagers "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" ...................................................................Hodel, Chava and Tzeitel "If I Were A Rich Man" .........................................................................................................Tevye "Sabbath Prayer" ............................................................................Tevye, Golde and the Villagers "To Life" ............................................................................... Tevye, Lazar Wolf and the Villagers "Tevye's Monologue" .............................................................................................................Tevye "Miracle of Miracles".............................................................................................................Motel "Tevye's Dream" ....................................................... Tevye, Golde, Grandma Tzeitel, the Rabbi, Fruma-Sarah, and the Villagers "Sunrise, Sunset"..................................................Tevye, Golde, Perchik, Hodel and the Villagers "The Wedding"...........................................................................................................The Villagers ACT TWO Entr'acte ...........................................................................................................................Orchestra "Now I Have Everything" ..................................................................................Perchik and Hodel "Tevye's Monologue (Reprise)" .............................................................................................Tevye "Do You Love Me?"............................................................................................ Tevye and Golde "The Rumor" ............................................................................................. Yente and the Villagers "Far From the Home I Love" .................................................................................................Hodel "Chavaleh" .............................................................................................................................Tevye "Anatevka".................................................................................................................The Villagers ORCHESTRA Conductor / Keys: Michael Gildin Assistant Conductor / Accordion / Keyboard: Jonathan Marro Violin: Ionut Cosarca Guitar / Mandolin: McKinley Foster Flutes / Clarinet: Jeffrey Beyer Clarinets: Andrew Clark Trumpet: Hunter Brons Trombone: Isaac Kramer Bass: John Convertino Drums/Percussion: Joshua Azenberg Music Coordinator: John Mezzio


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the role of Camila Rosario and Abuela Claudia in different productions of In The Heights. In film, she has shot the features Little Galicia and Retry, as well as multiple short films, the latest of which, Olvido has earned her Best Actress Awards at several international film festivals. She has originated the character Maite for the bilingual children’s TV show “Trash Bash”. She dedicates this role to her mother. www.maiteuzal.com @maiteuzal JONATHAN VON MERING (Lazar Wolf) is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He has trained with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and at RADA. He also works in voiceover. CAROL BEAUGARD (Yente) Carol made her touring debut as the matchmaker last year and is thrilled to continue the role in this second year of the First National Tour! Notable roles include Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra Moderne NY portraying a Russian Jewish immigrant in "Ellis Island: Dream of America", a work for actors and orchestra by American composer Peter Boyer. Off-Broadway, she starred in Jackie Mason, the Musical (St. Luke’s Theatre), Christmas Family Reunion (Davenport Theatre), and When I Go (The Duke Theatre). Carol is the recipient of a Best Actress Award at the Strawberry Theatre Festival for her dramatic role as a schizophrenic Puerto Rican matriarch. Other credits include television, films, voice overs and national and regional commercials. A graduate of the William Esper Studio, she’s also trained at the Atlantic Theatre School and the Upright Citizens Brigade. She dedicates this tour with love to her husband Wayne Fugate. www.carolbeaugard.com @carolbeaugard KELLY GABRIELLE MURPHY (Tzeitel) Kelly is delighted to be returning the Anatevka for another season and to share this story with you! National Tour: All Hands on Deck (Daisy Maxwell). Select Regional Credits: Sweeney Todd (Johanna Barker), Mamma Mia (Sophie Sheridan), Guys & Dolls (Sarah Brown), Sunday in the Park with George (Celeste). BFA University of Miami. Love and thanks to Daniel Hoff Agency, Jason Styres, NETworks, the entire Fiddler tea, her family and Dave. For Ellie Goldenberg. www.kellymurphy.com RUTHY FROCH (Hodel) Beyond grateful to be back on the road sharing this important story. I am incredibly proud to be Jewish. I hope young Jewish kids who come see this show, understand that Jewish expression is imperative to our world, our history, and the American Theatre. We are stronger together. Selected Credits: The Diary of Anne Frank (Margot). Film: “Gotti”. BFA NYU/Tisch, New Studio on Broadway. Love and gratitude to my family, Avalon Artists, Jason Styres, Sari, Bart, and the entire Fiddler team. For Pa. ruthyfroch.com @itsruthyfroch

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YEHEZKEL LAZAROV (Tevye) is an Israeli actor, director and a multidisciplinary artist. After graduating from Thelma Yellin Art School as a dancer and serving as a singer in a military band he joined the Bat Sheva Dance Company for four years. He studied theatre at the Actors’ Centre in London before joining Gesher Theatre and the Cameri Theatre as an actor. Among his leading roles are Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera (winning Theatre Award for Best Actor), Lisander in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Avigdor in Yentel, Alexander Pen in Was It a Dream? (nominated for Best Actor), Rudi in The Aristocrats (nominated for Best Actor), Stempenyu in Stempenyu (by Shalom Aleichem), Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray (dir. Yehezkel Lazarov), and most recently played Zach in A Chorus Line. As well as his actor roles Lazarov served as the in-house choreographer at the Gesher and Cameri Theatre. Lazarov has played leading roles in more than 40 films and television productions, such as "The Mentalist" (Russian version), "Mama’s Angel" (Series Mania – Official Competition, France), "The Kindergarten Teacher" (original Israeli version, Cannes 2014), "Fragile," "Mata Hari" (Russia), “The Fifth Heaven," "Waltz with Bashir" (winning Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film), "The Debt" (original Israeli version), "Three Mothers," "A Touch Away” (winning Best TV series), "The Dybbuk” (nominated for Best Actor), and more. As a theatre director, Lazarov is the adaptor, set designer & choreographer of all his works, including Lolita / Joan of Arc, Fathers & Sons, Alice, Falling Out of Time (based on a David Grossman novel) at Gesher Theater, The Picture of Dorian Gray at the National Theatre Habima, Igloo (written by Lazarov) premiered at the Israel Festival (winning Best Director award). Lazarov is the Artistic director and co-founder of Studio Ankori Middle and High School for creative thinking and entrepreneurship. Initiator, artistic director & curator of AZA13, a new art venue in Tel Aviv. Among his multidisciplinary exhibitions are "Hope," "Censorship," "Demonstration," "The Art to Survive". As a visual artist, Lazarov has shown photography and video-art works in several gallery exhibitions. He has written and directed few short films: "Snow," "Lashabiya," and "No Lifeguard," which have been screened in many international film festivals. MAITE UZAL (Golde) graduated from the Musical Theatre Conservatory Program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). NYC credits include Hyppolitus (Artemis), Death of a Salesman (Linda Loman u/s), Uncle Vanya (Marina, Mrs. Voinitsky u/s), and La Gran Semíramis (Semíramis), which earned her a Latin ACE Award and an HOLA Award. Most recently, she has played

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NOA LUZ BARENBLAT (Chava) National Tour debut! Regional: Footloose (Ariel), Bridges of Madison County (Marian), Hair (u/s Sheila). Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre ‘19. Endless gratitude to family, friends, and Daniel Hoff Agency. For Nonni. www.noaluzbarenblat.com EMMA TAYLOR SCHWARTZ (Shprintze, u/s Bielke, Chava) National Tour debut! Selected credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella), Seussical (Gertrude), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), Junie B Jones (Junie) and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Featured Dancer). BFA NYU Tisch. She feels incredibly grateful to be a part of such a beautiful production. Much love to her family and friends. This is for Aunt Patricia. CARLY POST (Bielke) is so grateful to be making her National Tour debut! Carly is a junior at Muhlenberg College. Regional: Anything Goes (Muhlenberg SMT). Theatrical Rights Worldwide Industry Commercial. Endless thanks for this opportunity to Bartlett Sher, Jason Styres, and the Fiddler team. To my family, Rory, friends, Marc Tumminelli, and Sarah, thank you for all of your love and support! NICK SICCONE (Motel) Nick is a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Regional Theatre: Small Town Story (World Premiere) The Bridges of Madison County. Favorite roles include CB in Dog Sees God, Peter Pan in Peter Pan. Thanks to Mom, Dad, & Rich for all their love and support. NIC CASAULA (Perchik) Favorite credits: Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in the Park / The Public Theater), Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Jean-Michel / National Tour), A Christmas Story (Santa / National Tour), Flashdance (Jimmy / National + International tours) and regionally at Maine State Music Theater, Gateway Playhouse, John Engeman Theater, and Weathervane Rep. Big thanks to Jason, Andrea and NETworks. For my Papa John! Insta: @NicCasaula JACK O'BRIEN (Fyedka) International Tour: Shrek the Musical (Shrek Alternate). First Nat’l Tour: Ghost the Musical (u/s Sam/Carl). Select Regional: South Pacific (Lt. Cable), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy) at Allenberry Playhouse. Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod) at Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Millikin University graduate. Thanks to the Fiddler team, family and friends! Love to Tony and Judas. @johnjackobrien ANDREW HENDRICK (Constable, u/s Lazar Wolf) is proud to be a part of this wonderful production. Nat'l tour credits: Kinky Boots US and Asia (Hooch), Bullets Over Broadway, Jekyll and Hyde. Regional: Sister Act (Joey), 1776 (Livingston), The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), Avenue Q (Brian).

Thank you to the Fiddler team, Andrea Zee/ Jason Styres Casting, About Artists. Insta: andrewbhendrick JESSICA ALTCHILER (Swing, u/s Shprintze, Bielke, Dance Captain) BFA in Dance and BA in Psychology, Marymount Manhattan College. Joining this brilliant production is a lifelong dream come true. My dear family, friends, JD, teachers and students, words could never express my gratitude and love for you. @jessaltch DANNY ARNOLD (Mordcha) Regional: Jekyll & Hyde (Archibald Proops), Hands on a Hardbody (Mike Ferris), Guys & Dolls (Harry the Horse) and Newsies (Theodore Roosevelt/ Morris Delancey). Thanks to the Fiddler team, Avalon Artists, Jason Styres and infinite love to Mom & Dad. This one's for Lil. www.danny-arnold.com @dannyarnold24 MATEUS BARBOSA DA SILVA (Villager, u/s Fiddler) is excited to join Fiddler on the Roof’s National Tour. Recent credits include: Spamalot National Tour, The Guthrie Theatre (West Side Story), Short North Stage (La Cage Aux Folles, Mamma Mia!), The LEX (West Side Story), The Fireside Theatre (Newsies). Many thanks to his family, friends, and to Fiddler’s creative team. @mateusbsilva NICHOLAS BERKE (Swing, u/s Mordcha, Avram, Rabbi, Mendel, Sasha, Nachum, Yussel, Constable, Fyedka) is thrilled to spend another year on the road with Fiddler on the Roof. Previously: A Chorus Line (Greg - US and Japan Tour, Public Theater Gala); West Side Story (5 theaters in 5 years!); Singing’ in the Rain (u/s Don Lockwood - STONC). Endless love to my family and our entire shtetl here at Fiddler. BFA NYU/Tisch: New Studio on Broadway. @nickberke. ANDREA MARIE BUSH (Swing, u/s Tzeitel, Hodel, Fruma-Sarah, Grandma Tzeitel, Shaindel, Rivka, Mirala) is beyond thrilled to be making her National Tour and swing debut! Originally from Tampa, FL, she holds a B.M. with honors from NYU Steinhardt. Select credits: Brigadoon (Fiona MacLaren), Little Women (Meg March / Clarissa), and The Mystery... Drood (Ensemble). Endless thanks to NETworks, Jason Styres, the Fiddler family, her own family, and the Lord. For Kevin and Franny. @andreamariebush CAM COTE (Villager, Mendel, u/s Motel, Perchik) is thrilled at the opportunity to share such a deeply pertinent story with audiences around the country. He specializes in the development of new musicals and is a proud collaborator with Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout. Tremendous gratitude to the entire Fiddler team, Jason, Meg, & Katie. BFA: NYU/Tisch. For Mom, always. @camcote


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Andrea Marie Bush

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David Ferguson

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Yochai Greenfeld

Bennett J. Leeds

Carlye Messman

Ali Arian Molaei

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DAVID SCOTT CURTIS (Villager, Rabbi) Credits: Off Broadway; It Came From Beyond, Frankenstein, Geeks! (Write Act Repertory). National Tour: 42nd Street. Regional; Elf: The Musical at (The Fireside Theatre). Other theater; Oliver!, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Rocky Horror Show, Social Security. ** www.curtis-online.com ** ~“Without your faith in me and your love, I would not have sufficient courage.”~ DAVID FERGUSON (Swing, Villager, Dance Captain, Fight Captain) is excited to go on the road for a second year with the Fiddler Fam! Regional Credits: Guys and Dolls (Society Max: Argyle Theater). Dance Companies: Brian Brooks Moving Company, Abarukas, Helen Simoneau Danse. Thanks to my Mom, Mammu, LDC Artist Rep, teachers, friends and family for all their love and support! IG: @david_ferguson KELLY GLYPTIS (Villager, Fruma-Sarah, u/s Golde, Yente) Miss Glyptis was recently seen in the The Sound of Music National Tour (Ensemble/Mother Abbess cover) and has performed professionally with The Prizery Theater, Opera Saratoga, Cardinal Stage, Shreveport Opera, VA Opera, Atlanta Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, MD Lyric Opera, OperaDelaware, Baltimore Concert Opera, Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra. Her training includes: The Potomac Vocal Institute, Indiana University (MM), Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, Operafestival di Roma. Thank you to Kathy (Encompass Arts), Betsy, Matt, Anne. kellyglyptis.com MICHAEL GREENBERG (Villager) New York City native. Graduate of NYU/Tisch (BFA Dance 2017) and F. H. Laguardia High School. NYC Dance Companies: NVA and Guests, Loni Landon Dance Projects, Kinesis Project. Dance Theater. Founded N E 1 4 Dance. Michael is excited to be making his National Tour debut with Fiddler! @mgreenbeee @ne14dance YOCHAI GREENFELD (Villager, Nachum, Yussel) is a native of Jerusalem, Israel and is so grateful to be telling this story with this incredible cast and crew. Select credits: Charlie Brown Christmas Live (Snoopy), West Side Story (Big-Deal), Gilded (Pawn) and Broadway Backwards. @yoyogreenfeld BENNETT J. LEEDS (Swing) is thrilled to share this story with you! Select credits: Annie (Rooster), Into the Woods (Rapunzel's Prince), Guys & Dolls (u/s Sky). BFA University of Miami. Love and thanks to NETworks, Jason Styres, Mom and Pop, the Fiddler creatives/ company, and Grandma who first brought Bennett to Anatevka. For S, J, & Ellie G always. www.bennettjleeds.com

SAM MCLELLAN (Villager, Sasha, u/s Fyedka, Constable) a NYC-based actor, holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Univ. Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His professional credits include: Mamma Mia! (Sky), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Interstellar Cinderella (Prince Astral), Ragtime (Younger Brother). RANDA MEIERHENRY (Villager, Rivka, u/s Tzeitel, Hodel, Fruma-Sarah) National Tour debut! Regional: Guys & Dolls (Adelaide) at The Round Barn Theatre, Gypsy (Tessie Tura) at Great Plains Theatre, The Who’s Tommy (Featured Soloist) at Musical Theatre Heritage. To my grandmother, Mary, for her unconditional love and support! www.randameierhenry.com CARLYE MESSMAN (Villager, Mirala, u/s Grandma Tzeitel, Shaindel) is so excited to be joining the Fiddler family in her National Tour debut! Select Credits: Heathers (Stoner Chick, u/s Heather Mac) and Hairspray (Shelley). So much love and thanks to Jason and the creative team, NETworks, and to my family for always supporting and believing in me! Extra love to the drummer in the pit! BFA from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. ALI ARIAN MOLAEI (Villager, Fiddler) Senior at Boston Conservatory and native of San Jose, CA. Favorite credits: A Chorus Line (Bobby), Sons of the Prophet (Charles Douaihy), Body of Water (Charlie). Endless gratitude to mom, Jasmyn, Kimia, and Mamani. Broadway Tour debut! ALYNN RINAH PAROLA (Villager) is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and this is her first time performing in a musical theater production. She has most recently been making and performing her own work in New York at The Tank and Triskelion. GRAY RANDOLPH (Villager, Avram, u/s Perchik, Motel) an Austin, TX native, Gray holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Oklahoma. NAT'L TOUR: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. REGIONAL: Singin' in the Rain, Heathers, A Christmas Carol, The Rocky Horror Show, Gypsy, Pryor Rendering (World Premiere). Thanks to Jason, NETworks, and the creative team! Twitter/IG: @grayrandolph. www.grayrandolph.com CASSANDRA SURIANELLO (Villager) A graduate of Point Park University, B.F.A Dance, Cassandra is excited to make her musical theater debut in Fiddler on the Roof. Professional credits include Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance (Sweetbird Productions), Dance Lab New York, Dance Break, The Orsano Project. Many thanks to her family and friends, CESD, Jason Styres and the entire Fiddler team! IG: @cassysurianello


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SHELDON HARNICK (Lyricist) Mr. Harnick is the recipient of a Tony and Drama Desk Award for Lifetime Achievement. His career began in the 1950s with songs in revues both on and off Broadway (e.g. “The Boston Beguine,” “The Merry Little Minuet”). With Jerry Bock he created a number of memorable musicals including Fiorello (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), She Loves Me (Grammy) and Fiddler on the Roof(Tony). Other collaborations: Rex (Richard Rodgers), A Christmas Carol(Michel Legrand), A Wonderful Life (Joe Raposo), The Phantom Tollbooth(Arnold Black / Norton Juster) and The Audition (Marvin Hamlisch). He has written two musicals himself: Dragons and A Doctor in Spite of Himself. Mr. Harnick is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Songwriters Guild. JEROME ROBBINS (Original Choreography & Direction) Mr. Robbins is world renowned for his work as a choreographer of ballets as well as his work as a director and choreographer in theater, movies and television. His Broadway shows include On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call Me Madam, and Fiddler on the Roof. His last Broadway production in 1989, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Director. Among the more than 60 ballets he created are Fancy Free; Afternoon of a Faun; The Concert; Dances at a Gathering; In the Night; In G Major; Other Dances; Glass Pieces and Ives, Songs; which are in the repertories of New York City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. His last ballets include A Suite of Dances created for Mikhail Baryshnikov (1994), 2 & 3 Part Inventions (1994), West Side Story Suite (1995) and Brandenburg (1996). In addition to two Academy Awards for the film West Side Story, Mr. Robbins has received four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Screen Directors’ Guild Award, and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award. Mr. Robbins was a 1981 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient and was awarded the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur. Mr. Robbins died in 1998. BARTLETT SHER (Director) Bartlett Sher is currently represented on Broadway by My Fair Lady (Tony Award Nomination) and To Kill a Mockingbird. He is the Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed Oslo (Tony Award), Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (Tony Nomination), Blood and Gifts by J.T. Rogers, the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek, August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony Award Nomination), The King and I (Tony Nomination), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific (2008 Tony

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BROOKE WETTERHAHN (Villager, Grandma Tzeitel, Shaindel, u/s Golde, Yente) Selected credits: Broadway Rising Stars (Soloist, Town Hall NYC); The 25th Annual… Spelling Bee (Schwartzy, Bristol Riverside Theatre); Dragons Love Tacos (Chicken, TWUSA); TNNY SoundBites: Dinosaur (Sara, Signature Theatre). Thrilled to be working with this inspiring Fiddler team and special thanks to her family & friends for their XOXO’s! BFA NYU/Tisch: New Studio on B’way. www.brookewetterhahn.com @bjw615 SCOTT WILLITS (Villager, u/s Fiddler) Regional: The Three Musketeers (Dancer). Dance: Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, Elisa Monte Dance, Nimbus Dance Works. Choreography: BAM Fisher, NJPAC’s Victoria Theater. Great performances: Dance Against Cancer Benefit. Ailey/Fordham (BFA). Big thanks to God, my family and friends! @scottyj_willits JOSEPH STEIN (Book) Mr. Stein won the Tony Award and Drama Critics Circle Award for Fiddler on the Roof. His other musicals include Zorba (Tony nom., Drama Critics Circle Award); Rags (Tony nom.); The Baker’s Wife (Laurence Olivier Award, London); Juno; Take Me Along; Irene (starring Debbie Reynolds); The King of Hearts; So Long, 174th Street. He also co-authored, with Alan Jay Lerner, the musical Carmelina and, with Will Glickman, Mr. Wonderful (starring Sammy Davis Jr.) and Plain and Fancy. His plays are Enter Laughing, Before the Dawn, Mrs. Gibbons’ Boys. He began his career in TV and radio, writing for “Sid Caesar Show,” “You Show of Shows,” “Henry Morgan Show” and many others, and for personalities including Tallulah Bankhead, Phil Silvers, Jackie Gleason and Zero Mostel. He wrote the screenplays of Enter Laughingand Fiddler on the Roof, for which he won the Screen Writers Guild Award. JERRY BOCK (Music) Jerry Bock was born in New Haven on November 23, 1928. Thirty years later, he and Sheldon Harnick gave birth to The Body Beautiful in Philadelphia. In between was Catch a Star and Mr. Wonderful (starring Sammy Davis Jr.). Bock and Harnick’s celebrated collaboration yielded five scores in seven years: The Body Beautiful, Fiorello (winner of the Broadway triple crown: Tony Award, NY Critics Circle Award, Pulitzer Prize for Drama),Tenderloin, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof (nine Tonys, including Best Musical), The Apple Tree (and to have had Eddie Sauter as the original orchestrator of The Apple Tree was a gift to this composer beyond measure) and The Rothschilds. Bock and Harnick have been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

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Award, South Pacific went on to Australia, where it was the most successful show in the history of the Sydney Opera House), Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets (Tony Award nomination) and The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel (Tony Award nomination). He has directed operas for the Metropolitan Opera (L’Elisird’Amore, Le Comte Ory, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia),Roméo et Juliette for Salzburg Festival in 2008) and Seattle Opera/ New York City Opera (Mourning Becomes Electra, 2003-2004). From 2000-2010, Mr. Sher was Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, where his credits include the world premieres of Prayer for My Enemy and Singing Forest by Craig Lucas and Nickel and Dimed, Joan Holden’s adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller by Barbara Ehrenreich, and plays by Chekhov, Shakespeare, Goldoni and Tony Kushner, among other credits. His New York credits include the Theatre for a New Audience productions of Cymbelinewhich premiered in England and was the first American Shakespeare production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and for which he received the 2001 Callaway Award and the American premiere of Harley Granville-Barker’s Waste, winner of the 2000 Best Play Obie. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College and received his graduate training in a class of international theatre artists at the University of Leeds in England. HOFESH SHECHTER (Choreography) Israeli-born, UK-based choreographer Hofesh Shechter began his professional dance career with Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company. While working with Batsheva, he began studying percussion and went on to become a drummer in a rock band. He made his choreographic debut in the UK in 2003 with the duet Fragments, followed by Cult, Uprising, and In Your Rooms. In 2008, he formed Hofesh Shechter Company, an international cast of outstanding dancers and musicians, to create an extended version of Uprising/In Your Rooms: The Choreographer’s Cut. In 2010, Shechter presented Political Mother at the Brighton Festival, which brought the company international attention. It has since toured Australia, Asia, Europe, and the US, including at BAM. Shechter has worked as a choreographer at the UK’s Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre and for BBC 4’s popular drama “Skins.” He is the recipient of many prizes, including the 3rd Serge Diaghilev choreography award for Fragments, an Audience Choice Award at the Place Prize 2004 for Cult, Movimentos Most Promising Newcomer in Dance Award in 2009, and the British Theatre Institute’s Award for Excellence in International Dance in 2011. He is an associate artist of Sadler’s Wells. Hofesh Shechter Company is the resident company at Brighton Dome. Mr.

Shechter earned a Tony Nomination for his work on Fiddler on the Roof. TED SPERLING (Music Supervisor and New Orchestrations) Broadway: My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Light in the Piazza (Tony and Drama Desk awards), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Titanic (actor), Kiss of the Spider Woman, How to Succeed…,My Favorite Year, Drood, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway:Red Eye of Love, The Other Josh Cohen, Striking 12 and See What I Wanna See (all as director); A Man of No Importance, Saturn Returns, A New Brain, Floyd Collins, Romance in Hard Times (as music director). Artistic Director of MasterVoices, www.mastervoices.org. For more info, visit www.tedsperling.net. MICHAEL YEARGAN (Scenic Design) Theatre credits include designs for regional theatres in America, London’s West End, Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including My Fair Lady, Oslo, The King and I (Tony Award nom. for all), The Bridges of Madison County, The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk Awards) Awake and Sing, Cymbeline, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Blood and Gifts and Golden Boy. Opera credits include projects for San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric, Royal Opera House, La Scala, the Vienna Statsoper and 10 productions at The Met. He is a professor and co-chair of the Stage Design Department at the Yale School of Drama. CATHERINE ZUBER (Costume Design) Broadway: The King and I, Golden Boy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Born Yesterday, Edward Albee’s Seascape, Dinner at Eight, Twelfth Night (Tony nominations), The Royal Family, South Pacific, The Coast of Utopia, The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing! (Tony Awards), The Bridges of Madison County, Gigi, The Big Knife, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ivanov, Triumph of Love, Women on the Verge, Macbeth, Doubt, The Sound of Music, The Red Shoes, among others. Off-Broadway: BAM/Old Vic’s The Bridge Project 2009, ‘10, ’11, Opera: Two Boys, L’Elixir of Love, Tales of Hoffman, Barber of Seville, Compte d’Ory (Metropolitan Opera). Recent: The Sound of Music: NBC/ Universal. Graduate of the Yale School of Drama. DONALD HOLDER (Lighting Design) Broadway credits include: The Lion King and South Pacific (Tony Awards),The King and I, On the Twentieth Century, The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, Ragtime, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, A Streetcar Named Desire, Movin’ Out, Gem of the Ocean, Juan Darien (all Tony nominated), You Can’t Take


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Philharmonic, New York Pops, Alan Menken, My Life is a Musical, The Great American Mousical, Ring Them Bells (PBS), From Dust to Dreams(PBS). Composer of “Sesame Street” (Israel), “Peg+Cat” (PBS) and musicals Persephone Unplugged, Damascus Square, Sex Today Love Tomorrow. Composer in Residence with Salome Chamber Orchestra. His work has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, PBS “Great Performances,”Hollywood Bowl, in London at the Royal Opera House, in France with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, at Schloss Elmau’ in Germany, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and other venues in Europe, Australia and across the U.S. Composition Fellow at the Royal Opera House, London. BMI Musical Theater Workshop. Berklee College of Music graduate. Born and raised in Israel, Oran quickly became one of the top music directors and composers for Israeli theater, working at Habima National Theater, The Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv and Lessin Theater, as well as teaching in the leading theater programs in the country. JOHN MEZZIO (Music Coordinator) has conducted several national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor/ Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Seussical The Musical starring Cathy Rigby, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, the Royal National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and The Wedding Singer. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. John was Music Coordinator for several national and international tours including Sweet Charity starring Molly Ringwald, Annie starring John Schuck and Mackenzie Phillips, Hairspray, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf the Musical, Memphis, Bullets Over Broadway, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Shrek the Musical. SARI KETTER (Associate Director) Associate/Assistant directing: The King & I (The London Palladium), Fiddler on the Roof (The Broadway Theatre), The King & I (Lincoln Center Theater, First Broadway national tour). Selected directing: The Royal Family and A Christmas Carol (The Guthrie Theater), The Taming of the Shrew, Steel Magnolias (Idaho Shakespeare Festival), The Diary of Anne Frank and A Thousand Clowns (Intiman Theatre), The Merry Wives of Windsor and An Ideal Husband (Great Lakes Theater), The Importance of Being Earnest and Blithe Spirit (Portland Stage), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), In Coya’s House, Hiding in the Open and The Hormel Girls (The History Theatre), The Tender Land (Minnesota Orchestra), Ariadne (St. Paul Chamber

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It with You, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Annie, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Boy From Oz, and many others. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TFANA), Blood and Gifts, Happiness (LCT) and many others. Opera: Two Boys and The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera). Television: “Smash” Seasons 1 and 2. SCOTT LEHRER (Sound Design) received the first Tony awarded for sound for the Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific. Recent B’way work: The King and I, Living on Love, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Delicate Balance, Love Letters, A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal, Lucky Guy, Chaplin (Drama Desk), Death of a Salesman (Tony nom), Women on the Verge, Finian’s Rainbow, A View From the Bridge (Tony nom), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony nom), the long running revival of Chicago and 50 City Center Encores. Music engineer/producer projects include the B’way cast recording of An American in Paris, Loudon Wainwright III’s Grammy winning High Wide and Handsome, Bebe Neuwirth’s Porcelain, Judy Kuhn’s All This Happiness and Meredith Monk’s mercy. TOM WATSON (Hair/Wig Design) Head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed more than 70 Broadway productions. Current and recent designs include Bright Star, Wicked, King Kong, Rock of Ages, Annie, You Can’t Take It With You, The King and I, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music national tour and Dames at Sea. JASON STYRES, CSA (Casting) Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames at Sea, Disney’s The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Off-Broadway: Puffs, Midnight at the Never Get (York), Pedro Pan, Neurosis, R.R.R.E.D., War Boys, Money Talks, Trip of Love, iLLA, Missed Connections, and 15 different Encores! productions. National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide…, The King & I, R+H’s Cinderella, The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Film/TV: How You Look At It, Carousel (PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), SYTYCD. London & Las Vegas: Magic Mike Live (Channing Tatum, dir.) Other: Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, Looking for Christmas (Old Globe), Camille A. Brown’s developmental project, Hartford Stage, NY Philharmonic, SF Symphony, Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and others. Seven-time Artios nominee, NY Board Member of the Casting Society of America. ORAN ELDOR (Dance Arrangements) Orchestrations and arrangements for John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Deborah Voigt, New York Philharmonic, Disney Parks, L.A

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Orchestra), Musical Reviews (Houston Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony). Ten seasons at Highfield Theater/ College Light Opera Company. Other Associate/Assistant directing includes: Richard III, Hamlet, Candide, The Imaginary Invalid, The Misanthrope, Old Times (The Guthrie Theater), And a Nightingale Sang (Lincoln Center Theater), As You Like It, The Good Person of Szechwan, The Tempest (Arena Stage), Don Juan, The Cherry Orchard (Denver Center Theatre), The Misanthrope (Seattle Repertory Theatre), On the Verge (The Acting Company), Anteroom (Playwrights Horizons), Cymbeline (Hartford Stage), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Idaho Shakespeare Festival). CHRISTOPHER EVANS (Associate Choreographer) began his career with Hofesh Shechter Company, performing as one of its original members, and touring worldwide. During this time, he also collaborated with Jonathan Lunn to devise Reading Rooms, a dance/text interplay working with Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, and Miranda Richardson. He later joined Lost Dog Theatre Company, co-devising It Needs Horses, which toured internationally and won the Bloomburg Place Prize Award for dance. Chris has been a member of Gecko Theatre since 2011 and has worked on the creation Missing, Institute, and The Wedding, all currently touring worldwide. Chris continues a creative relationship with Hofesh Shechter, joining him on Fiddler on the Roof and The Metropolitan Opera’s creation Two Boys. After co-writing The Dreamer, a colaborative production with the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre in 2016, Chris is now focusing on making his own work in Europe, US and Austrailia. BH BARRY (Fight Director) has collaborated with Bart Sher on various productions: Golden Boy, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet and Verdi’s Otello. His awards include a Drama Desk, Obie and Tony Honor recognizing his lifetime excellence in theatrical stage combat. MICHAEL GILDIN (Music Director / Conductor) is a New York-based music director and pianist. A graduate of Columbia University, his recent conducting credits include the national tour of The Sound of Music. Michael works regularly with renowned conductors Rob Fisher and John Mauceri and has managed projects for the Leonard Bernstein Office and the Kurt Weill Foundation. He is a frequent research consultant for New York City Center’s Encores! Series, scouring archives such as the Library of Congress in order to reconstruct original scores by his heroes George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers. "Todah rabah" to the whole Gildin-Sykes-Oringer family for their endless support.

KATHY FABIAN (Props Supervisor) Broadway credits include: American Son, Bernhardt/Hamlet, Pretty Woman, The Parisian Woman, Time and the Conways, Indecent, Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, On Your Feet!, The King And I, An American In Paris, The Realistic Joneses, If/Then, Rocky, The Bridges of Madison County, I'll Eat You Last, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stick Fly, The Normal Heart, House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Fences, A Behanding in Spokane, Race, and Fela!. Off-Broadway: The Hard Problem, LCT, Mary Jane and Othello, NYTW. TV: Sesame Street. KELSEY CLARK (Production Stage Manager) Previous National Tours: Annie, Elf, and Amazing Grace. Kelsey is a proud alumna of SUNY Oswego and the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. Thanks to NETworks, my family, EFWS, and all food delivery apps. All my love to Penelope, Zayda, and Bennett. DACK JUSTIZ (Assistant Stage Manager) BROADWAY: The Lion King. OFFBROADWAY: Julius Caesar, The Public Theater. REGIONAL: Theatre Under The Stars, ZACH Theatre. Thank you to Mom, Dad, Dylan, Shelby, and caffeine. dackjustiz.com & @dackjustiz CHRISTOPHER T.P. HOLMAN (Company Manager) Christopher has managed tours across the globe. Disney’s The Lion King in Singapore, North American tours of Jesus Christ Superstar with Carl Anderson and Ted Neeley, Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. LIAM MILLWARD (Assistant Company Manager) is excited to join the Fiddler on the Roof National Tour. Thank you to friends and family for supporting me in this exciting new adventure! GENTRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. (General Management) Has been managing domestic and international touring productions for more than 20 years. Gentry & Associates has managed more than 70 touring productions internationally. Current and upcoming productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon; The Band’s Visit, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group Speechless Tour, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Fiddler on the Roof, Once On This Island, Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical, and Waitress. BOND THEATRICAL GROUP (Marketing & Publicity Direction) is a fully independent booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions. Current


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tour marketing and booking projects include Blue Man Group, CATS, Clueless, Girl from the North Country, First Date, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kathleen Turner’s Finding My Voice, Latin History for Morons, An Officer & A Gentleman, Once on this Island and Spamilton. Current marketing and publicity projects include Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Diana, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Escape to Margaritaville, Fiddler on the Roof, Moulin Rouge!, Oklahoma!, The Color Purple, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and The Prom. THE BOOKING GROUP (Tour Booking Agency) Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has represented 25 Tony Award-winning Best Musicals and Plays. Current touring productions include: Hamilton; Anastasia; Come From Away; Dear Evan Hansen; Hello, Dolly! starring Betty Buckley; The Book of Mormon; School of Rock; Waitress; On Your Feet!; Rent: The 20th Anniversary Tour; Fiddler on the Roof; The Play That Goes Wrong; The Color Purple and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Future productions include: The Cher Show; Mean Girls; My Fair Lady; Pretty Woman and To Kill a Mockingbird. NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer, General Manager, Production Manager) is an industry leading producer of touring musical theater productions committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having produced national and international tours over 20 years, NETworks’ productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon; The Band’s Visit, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group Speechless Tour, Fiddler on the Roof, Once On This Island, Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical, and Waitress.

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PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT NETworks Presentations LLC Jason Juenker Hector Guivas, Evan Rooney, Walker White, Emma Downey COMPANY MANAGEMENT CHRISTOPHER T.P. HOLMAN Assistant Company Manager: Liam Millward EXCLUSIVE TOUR BOOKING THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair, Kara Gebhart www.thebookinggroup.com TOUR MARKETING & PUBLICITY DIRECTION BOND THEATRICAL GROUP bondtheatrical.com DJ Martin Temah Higgins Mollie Mann Marc Viscardi Matthew Lerner Benjamin Nissen Phillip Aleman Nick Jaech Trish McKeon Nicole Musto Tori Viggiano CASTING Jason Styres, CSA Casting Associate .............................................................. Andrea Zee, CSA Casting Assistant .............................................................Stephanie Percoco

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER ................. KELSEY CLARK Assistant Stage Manager ............................................................Dack Justiz Associate Choreographer & Assistant Director ........................Marla Phelan Associate Scenic Designer ................................... Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams Assistant Scenic Designers .............. Christopher Thompson, Joo Hyun Kim Associate Costume Designer ...........................................Patrick Bevilacqua Assistant Costume Designer ............................................Wilberth Gonzalez Associate Lighting Designer ..................................................... Karen Spahn Assistant Lighting Designer ..........................................................Jane Chan Associate Sound Designer .....................................................Alex Neumann Electronic Music Design ............. Hiro Iida for Strange Cranium Productions Associate Wig and Hair Designer / Makeup Designer........ Tommy Kurzman Prop Supervision ...................................................... Propstar, Kathy Fabian Dialect Coach ....................................................................... Kristin Flanders Music Copying ............................................................................Balint Varga Dance Captain .......................................... Jessica Altchiler, David Ferguson Fight Captain ........................................................................David Ferguson HEAD CARPENTER ................................... JONATHAN JORDAN

Assistant Carpenter .................................................................... Charlie Hoff Flyman .................................................................................... Matthew Lang Head Electrician .............................................................. Olivia R. Doniphan Assistant Electrician ............................................................. Jeremy Warsitz Production Electrician ............................................................ Stephen Atwell Moving Lights Programmer ............................................. Bridget Chervenka Head Audio .......................................................................... Carl J. Whitaker Assistant Audio .............................................................................Mary Fator Production Audio ....................................................................Andrew Leviss Head Props...............................................................................Cailin Kucera Head Wardrobe .........................................................Emily Elizabeth Glover Assistant Wardrobe ..................................................................Allison Hearn Head Hair & Makeup .................................................................Jenni Gilbert Production Accountant................................................................. Joel Herbst Assistant Production Accountant ...........................................Brad Siebeking National Press Representative ..................................Bond Theatrical Group Physical Therapy ................................NEUROTOUR, Physical Therapy Inc. Production Videographer ............................................................ HMS Media Production Photographer.......................................................... Joan Marcus Tour Social Media ............................................................ Andy Drachenberg Website................................................................................................... AKA Legal Counsel......................................................... F. Richard Pappas, Esq. Accounting ...................................................... NETworks Presentations LLC HR & Payroll Services ...............................................Human Resources inc. Trucking ...................................................................................Clark Transfer Merchandising ....................................Max Merchandising/Randi Grossman Merchandise Manager ................................................................ Jason Clark Tax & Financial Consulting, Accounting Services CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Brian Enverso, Pat Guerieri Insurance Broker Services Maury Donnelly and Parr, Inc. Robert B. Middleton, Sr. and Meghan Shriver

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Financial Services and Banking Arrangements by SunTrust Bank FOR NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS Chief Executive Officer ...............................................................Ken Gentry President ....................................................................................... Orin Wolf Chief Financial Officer ....................................................... Scott W. Jackson Chief Operating Officer .......................................... Jennifer Ardizzone-West Chief Producing Officer ...............................................................Seth Wenig Executive Producer ....................................... Charlie Stone, Trinity Wheeler Director of Administration .......................................................... Curt Owens Executive Assistant to the President ............................... Hannah Rosenthal Senior Director of Finance ........................................................... John Kinna Controller ..............................................................................Jennifer Gifford Director of Tour Accounting ...................................................Laura S. Carey Tax Director ...............................................................................Pat Guerieri Associate Tax Accountant ..................................................... Kim Ngan Tran Health and Safety Coordinator...............................................Emma Downey Senior Director, Booking and Engagements ........................... Mary K. Witte Director, Booking and Engagements ......................................... Colin Byrne Booking Coordinator .............................................................. Jenny Wallisch Director of Marketing/PR ........................................................ Heather Hess Senior Director, General Management .......................Gregory Vander Ploeg General Managers ...........................................Elisabeth Bayer, Steve Varon Associate General Manager ..................................Pearce Landry-Wegener General Manager Associate .................................................. Nicole Gehring Senior Director, Production Management...............................Jason Juenker Senior Production Manager .................................................. Hector Guivas Production Managers ............ Emma Downey, Evan Rooney, Walker White Music Coordinator ....................................................................John Mezzio IT Manager ................................................................................... Tim Pizza Office Manager.....................................................................Buddy Piccolino Office Assistant...........................................................................Carol Jewell Warehouse Manager......................................................................Brad Korff Warehouse Costume Manager........................................Bobby Maglaughlin CREDITS Scenery built, painted, and electrified by Hudson Scenic Studio and Production Resource Group. Lighting equipment from Production Resource Group. Sound equipment from Sound Associates. Rigging Equipment from Christie Lites. Yamaha piano provided courtesy of Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artists Services Inc. Costumes by Euroco Costumes; John Cowles; Arel Studio; Angels Costumes, London; and Arnold S. Levine. Makeup provided by M A C. Challah provided by LOCAL CHALLAH PARTNER SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to Bra*Tenders for hosiery and undergarments, BrenBri Properties, Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Rebecca Korbin, Alisa Solomon, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, The Art of Shaving

Production Travel & Housing by Janice Kessler, Carlson Wagonlit Travel & Road Concierge, an ALTOUR Company Rehearsed at GIBNEY STUDIOS, New York, NY Technical Rehearsals and Previews held at The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY www.FiddlerMusical.com Facebook: @FiddlerBroadway Twitter: @FiddlerBroadway Instagram: @FiddlerBroadway

Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. United Scenic Artists represents designers and scenic artists for the American Theatre.


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A Thank You…

Founded by brothers Jack and Jim Knight, newsmen who owned the Akron Beacon Journal, Knight Foundation fosters more informed and engaged communities. The foundation’s arts program works to make art general in Knight communities, so that a range of programming is seen and felt across the city. Knight invests in some of the city’s anchor arts institutions, helping them better engage the public, and in smaller initiatives through the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for the arts. Over the past several years, the arts program has invested millions in the Akron arts, including funding for a new national choreography center at The University of Akron and support for grassroots efforts through the challenge.

Learn more about the foundation at knightfoundation.org.

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The University of Akron and EJ Thomas Hall would like to thank John Palfrey, chairman of the foundation’s board, and Alberto Ibargüen, president, for their continued support of EJ Thomas Hall. The University also wishes to recognize the leadership of Hodding Carter, III, former president, CEO and trustee and his predecessors Creed Black, C. Colmery Gibson and Ben Maidenburg. Special recognition is also extended to Dr. W. Gerald Austen, University of Akron Honorary alumnus, as former chairman and trustee of Knight Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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Special appreciation is extended to the John S. Knight and James L. Knight Foundation for the generous support of EJ Thomas Hall. Knight Foundation has funded EJ Thomas Hall to enhance programming, established the John S. Knight Lectureship at The University of Akron and continues to fund contemporary performers at EJ Thomas Hall.

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2019/2020 EJ THOMAS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS OCTOBER 2019 Tues 15 Fiddler on the Roof 7:30pm Wed 16 Fiddler on the Roof 7:30pm Fri 18 The Ashley Bouder Project 8:00pm Sat 19 ASO: Symphonic Shakespeare 8:00pm Tue 22 The Four Italian Tenors Perform “Viva Italia” A Salute to four great Italian Tenors: Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli 7:30pm Fri 25 Theron Brown Trio 8:00pm Sat 26 Channeling the King 8:00pm Wed 30 Tuesday Musical: ‘October Octets’ Dover + Escher = 8 7:30pm NOVEMBER 2019 Fri 1 John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” 7:30pm Wed 6 10th annual Collage 2019 7:30-9:00pm Sat 9 Bob Dylan And His Band 8:00pm Sun 10 The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told 3:00pm Sat 16 ASO: The Four Seasons 8:00pm Mon 18 Beautiful—The Carole King Musical 7:30pm Tues 19 Beautiful—The Carole King Musical 7:30pm Thu 21 Tuesday Musical: Fei-Fei 7:30pm Fri 22 Piano Men—A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel 8:00pm

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Sat 23 All-4-One with the Akron Symphony Orchestra 8:00pm Sun 24 UA NUANCE 6:00pm DECEMBER 2019 Wed 4 Ken Ludwig’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas 7:30pm Fri 6 Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Noon-7:00pm Sat 7 Christmas Arts & Crafts Show 10:00am-6:00pm Sun 8 Christmas Arts & Crafts Show 10:00am-4:00pm Fri 13 ASO: Home for the Holidays 8:00pm Wed 18 Cirque Dreams Holidaze 7:30pm Thu 19 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party 7:30pm Fri 20 A Carpenters Christmas 7:30pm Sat 21 Tuba Christmas 10:00am and 2pm Sun 22 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis 7:00pm JANUARY 2020 Sat 18 ASO: Mahler Fifth 8:00pm Sun 19 Dinosaur World 3:00pm Tue 21 Tuesday Musical: Gabriela Montero’s Westward 7:30pm (Stage Door Performance) Wed 22 RHPB: Sailesh 9:09pm Fri 24 Broadway’s Next Hit Musical 8:00pm Fri 31 Vagina Monologues 8:00pm FEBRUARY 2020 Sat 1 Hotel California with The Akron Symphony 8:00pm Sat 8 ASO: Gospel Meets Symphony 7:30pm Tue 11 The Color Purple 7:30pm Wed 12 The Color Purple 7:30pm Sat 22 ASO: Mozart Requiem 8:00pm Tue 25 Tuesday Musical: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with violin virtuoso Joshua Bell 7:30pm


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APRIL 2020 Sat 4 Groundworks 8:00pm Tue 14 Tuesday Musical: Junction Trio 7:30pm Sat 18 Steel Band 40th Anniversary 8:00pm-10:00pm Wed 22 Tuesday Musical Fuze Series: Ann Hampton Callaway - Jazz Goes to the Movies (Stage Door Performance) 7:30pm Fri 24 Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show 7:30pm Sat 25 Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show 1:30pm & 7:30pm Sun 26 Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show 1:00pm & 6:30pm Tue 28 Waitress 7:30pm Wed 29 Waitress 7:30pm

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EJ THOMAS HALL STAFF Nathan J. Mortimer, CPA Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO

njm9@uakron.edu Margo Ohlson Director of Theatre Operations mohlson@uakron.edu Christin Gambill Front of House/Patron Services cnw27@uakron.edu Joe Shannon Production Manager jshannon@uakron.edu Dominic Cardarelli Senior Accounts Coordinator dc21@uakron.edu Patricia Donovan Technical Services Associate patric3@uakron.edu Lenny Pizzute Technical Services Associate pizzute@uakron.edu

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Volunteer at EJ Thomas Hall – Make Friends, Make Memories, Make a Difference Would you like to join our volunteer usher program? Our volunteer ushers greet patrons at the door or assist them to their seat while helping to enhance the theatre experience. Ushers generously give their time and talents to support and inspire performing arts at EJ Thomas Hall. Duties include reading tickets, scanning tickets, and directing patrons to their seats. As a team member, you see a variety of programs while assisting the public. If you love to share your passion for the arts, we would love to have you on our team! For more information on our volunteer usher program, call 330-972-7595 or volunteers@ejthomashall.com “Volunteer ushering at EJ Thomas Hall rewards me with one interesting experience after another!”—Carol, volunteer usher.


EJ Thomas Hall is a treasure – for arts, for culture, for The University of Akron, and for the region! Located on the top floor of the Hall, the Flying Balcony Club is a members-only area that features a full-service bar and hors d’oeuvres on selected evenings. Memberships include such perks as: n Reserved or complimentary parking n Food and beverage vouchers n Access to special club members services n Program recognition—and much more!

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Membership in the Flying Balcony Club also does something else: It provides EJ Thomas Hall with a vital source of funding. Membership proceeds are used to make improvements at the Hall that otherwise would not be possible.

If you would like to become a member of the Flying Balcony Club, contact Christin Gambill at 330-972-7595 or cnw27@uakron.edu.

STANDING OVATION ($750+) Mark & Sandra Auburn Barbara Crucs Eric Jones Linda & Wes Vanfossen Tom & Shirley Waltermire

RAVE ($500+) Laura Ball Patricia Brown Kevin & Leslie Christensen Thane & Faith Cook Tom Dudek Duwayne & Dorothy Hansen Jay Hershey Michael & Virginia Hoffman Marc & Sharon Merklin Nathan & Karen Mortimer Roger Read Thomas & Diane Vukovich William & Lesley Waldman Chuck & Sue Walker

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Last year, Flying Balcony Club memberships generously funded a new ACT curtain—the brightly lit red curtain that patrons see before every performance. The previous curtain was nearly two decades old, torn and faded, and had water damage. Thanks to memberships, patrons will be greeted by a new curtain that is illuminated prior to every performance with the Flying Balcony Club logo—a special reminder of the group’s generosity.

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They got it all together in Akron. The trials and errors of a 15 year performing arts center building boom in the United States have finally produced a superb structure—the Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. It happened in Akron, not in New York, where the performance halls of Lincoln Center look, and are, provincial by comparison, or in any of the cities that call themselves the country’s cultural capitals. This is a building of which any world capital could be proud. From The New York Times­—Ada Louise Huxtable This majestic structure will now serve as a cultural bridge, linking together a thriving community and a great University Norman P. Auburn President Emeritus, The Univeristy of Akron The opening of the Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall marks a new era for Akron and the surrounding area

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