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PROUDLY PRESENTS

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Music and Lyrics by

MAURY YESTON Book by

PETER STONE AND THOMAS MEEHAN Based on the play “La Morte in Vacanza” by ALBERTO CASELLA

DIRECTOR

CALVIN REMSBERG MUSICAL DIRECTOR

JAMES MAY CHOREOGRAPHER

PEGGY HICKEY PRODUCTION COORDINATORS

HEATHER HOPPUS-WERNER AND KIM HUBER PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

ART BRICKMAN

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS

STEPHANIE PEASE JESSICA STANDIFER

LIGHTING DESIGN

SEAN MCGARRY

COSTUME DESIGNER

A. JEFFREY SCHOENBERG AJS COSTUMES

COSTUME ASSISTANT

ANGELA FONG

February 9, 2014 This concert is presented at the Moss Theater at New Roads School by special arrangement with Samuel French. • 45 W. 25th Street • New York, NY 10010-2751 • www.samuelfrench.com

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO LOCATE THE NEAREST EMERGENCY EXIT


Notes on

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY By Tom Hatten

Death Takes a Holiday began life as an Italian stage fantasy, an adaptation of La Morte in Vacanza, a play by Alberto Casella. The English language version was a big success in the 1929 Broadway season, with Phillip Merivale as the play’s most unusual title character. Since that time the show has been in the Samuel French catalog and for many years it was one of the most often-produced plays by community theatre groups in cities large and small across the country. Paramount filmed it in 1934 with Fredric March in the lead, and it popped up in a TV version in 1974 starring Melvyn Douglas. With such a history, it seems surprising that a musical version was so long in arriving, but arrive it did at New York’s Roundabout in 2011 and MTG is extremely happy to be presenting its Los Angeles premiere. Composer/Lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic) and his friend and Titanic librettist Peter Stone (1776, The Will Rogers Follies, Woman of the Year, My One and Only) were at work on this show when Mr. Stone died in 2003, and Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) agreed to take over on the book. The musical opened in July 2011 for a limited run through September. The reviews were mixed, but Mr. Yeston’s score received almost unanimous plaudits and was one of the show’s 11 nominations for the 20112012 season’s Drama Desk Awards. “Turner Classic Movies” host Robert Osborne, in response to my inquiry, confirmed my hunch that TCM doesn’t have 1934’s Death Takes a Holiday in its library. It has never aired on the channel, but it’s possible that a lot of tonight’s audience may notice that another film (of much more recent vintage) has played on a big screen near them and has Death’s plot, or at least seems to. 1998’s Meet Joe Black with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt. Updated considerably, yes, but unfortunately DOA at the box office. Addendum: Just for fun, and to give you a chance to show how brilliant you are, can you name another much-performed play, also in the Samuel French catalog since its Broadway success in 1938, which also featured Death as a character—and who was on stage for the entire three acts, never leaving until the final curtain? Hint—or Spoiler Alert if you prefer: Death spent almost the entire evening in a tree?

Ah, too easy.

On Borrowed Time.

SEAN MCGARRY - Technical Director for the Moss Theater JIM WATSON - Resident Sound Engineer for the Moss Theater LANA MARKS - Resident Stage Manager for the Moss Theater CHE’RAE ADAMS - Operations Manager for the Moss Theater MICHAEL ABELS - Artistic Administrator for the Moss Theater

New Roads School is a diverse and cohesive educational community, reflective of the kaleidoscope of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, and orientations that make our larger Los Angeles community so vibrant. We believe that a meaningful 21st century education must include a diverse cohort as well as integration with the larger community in order to prepare students for conscientious participatory lives and not merely to ready them for college.


CAST OF CHARACTERS (In alphabetical order)

Duchess Stephanie Lamberti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teri Bibb* Sophia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Lyons Caldretti* Death / Prince Nikolai Sirki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Callaway* Baron Dario Albione . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doug Carfrae* Corrado Montelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Collyer* Alice Lamberti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Misty Cotton* Daisy Fenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Fahn* Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helen Geller* Cora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pamela Hamill* Grazia Lamberti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Fox Linton* Major Eric Fenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erik McEwen* Fidele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Nielsen* Duke Vittorio Lamberti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Symons* Lorenzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Zeller* * Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

MUSICIANS James May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piano / Music Director Rory Mazella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reeds Dustin McKinney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumpet Mike Deutsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion Brian Benning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violin The Musicians are members of the American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO, Local 47

MANY THANKS TO... Maury Yeston, Chuck Bergman, Teri Bibb, Sarah Douglas, Kevin Earley, Evolution Dance Studios, Lucille Gechtman, Marsha Kramer, Art Brickman, Lila Silvern and Stephanie Weston

A MUSICAL IN 25 HOURS? We are all here in this theatre for the same reason. We love musicals – and a chance for you to see, and for us to perform in a musical that’s hardly ever done – well, that’s a special treat for all of us. The Musical Theatre Guild was founded over fifteen years ago by a dedicated group of professional musical artists who were interested in exploring and preserving works from the musical theatre repertoire that were either forgotten, neglected or unfairly dismissed. Working under a special Actors’ Equity Concert Staged Reading code, this concert format requires us to focus on the script and the score, eliminate unnecessary production values, and for our busy actor members, streamline the majority of the rehearsal process into one focused long weekend. The cast meets once or twice prior to the weekend for basic musical rehearsal. On Friday and Saturday all staging takes place with a complete run through scheduled for Sunday. On Monday afternoon we enter the theatre and add the technical elements and orchestra and, voila – it’s opening night! Our actors have compared the experience with being shot out of a cannon. Not that any of us have actually ever done that feat – but you get the idea. This format enables us to take the risk to present works that other theatres would not dream to schedule, and feature some of the finest talent in Southern California on our stage. So sit back and enjoy as we experience this rare musical TOGETHER.


MUSICAL NUMBERS The Place: In and around the Villa Felicità, the home of Duke Vittorio Lamberti, at the edge of Lago di Garda in Northern Italy Time: A weekend in the summer of 1922

ACT I

In the Middle of Your Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grazia Nothing Happened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corrado, Grazia, Vittorio, Daisy, Alice, Stephanie and Lorenzo How Will I Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grazia Centuries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Death Why Do All Men? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Death Sirki’s Entrance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fidele, Vittorio, Stephanie, Dario and Grazia Death is in the House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fidele and Vittorio Alive! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sirki Life’s a Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dario and Company What Kind of Girl?/Who is This Man? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sirki and Grazia Life’s a Joy (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Servants Shimmy Like They Do in Paree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice and Sirki Roberto’s Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Alone Here With You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grazia and Sirki

ACT II

Something’s Happened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company Losing Roberto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie What Do You Do? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daisy and Corrado More and More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sirki and Grazia Finally to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grazia, Daisy and Alice I Thought That I Could Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sirki December Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dario and Evangelina Pavane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company More and More (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grazia In the Middle of Your Life (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Death and Grazia


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST TERI BIBB (Duchess Stephanie Lamberti) Broadway: Christine - The Phantom of the Opera (1000+ performances); Amalia - She Loves Me (standby). MTG: Titanic, High Spirits, Out of This World, Little Mary Sunshine, Passion, Nine, etc. Other LA: Rodgers & Hart & Hammerstein (Reprise); Children of the Night (Katselas Theatre Co., Ovation Award Nom.) Regional: Margaret in The Light in the Piazza (Wilde Award Nom.) Featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Belfast’s Odyssey Arena and Radio City Music Hall. www.TeriBibb.com. • MTG Member

MISTY COTTON (Alice Lamberti) Broadway/National Tours: Miss Saigon (Ellen), Les Miserables (Eponine), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator) opposite Donny Osmond. OffBroadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy). Regional: Side Show (LA Premiere– Violet), A Little Night Music (Petra–SCR), The Last Five Years (Cathy–Pasadena Playhouse), The Marvelous Wonderettes, Winter Wonderettes, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns (Missy), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Spitfire Grill (Percy), Macbeth, Peg o’ My Heart, and Johnny Guitar. • MTG Member

MELISSA LYONS CALDRETTI (Sofia) Favorite MTG credits: Chess (Svetlana), Shenandoah (Jenny), Bat Boy (Shelley), Little Women (Beth), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drood). Theatre: Les Miserables (Eponine, B’way National Tour), Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre, FCLO), Cats (Grizabella; Cabrillo). Melissa is the singing voice of Barbie for numerous animated features and toys! B.A. in Music, UCLA. For Ken. • MTG Member

MELISSA FAHN (Daisy Fenton) Broadway: Wicked “U/S Glinda” (Original Broadway & Los Angeles cast). When You Wish “Flora/ Edna”, Reprise’s How to Succeed… “Hedy LaRue”, Singin’ in the Rain “Lina Lamont” (Ovation Nominee). Voiceover: “Betty Boop”, “Edward”–Cowboy Bebop, “Gaz” –Invader Zim. TV& Film: Passions & Tick Tock Boom Clap. CD: “Avignon”–CD Baby/iTunes. www.melissafahn. com. • MTG Member

DAN CALLAWAY (Death/Prince Nikolai Sirki) Credits: National Tour of Phantom of the Opera, Where’s Charley?–Encores!, Pirates of Penzance–Guthrie, Spamalot and Sweeney Todd–Musical Theatre West, Pippin–Mark Taper Forum/Deaf West, and Putting It Together–South Coast Repertory. MTG: Chess, Edwin Drood, Aspects of Love, The Most Happy Fella, Violet, Irma La Douce, Fade Out–Fade In, Fanny, Shenandoah, and Titanic. Teaching: Private voice and musical theater workshops, www.DanCallawayStudio. com. Most Important: Married to Melissa, the sweetest woman in the world, and grateful for LIFE. • MTG Member

HELEN GELLER (Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli) MTG: Two By Two, How Now Dow Jones, Jubilee, Dear World, My Favorite Year, Sail Away, 70, Girls, 70, Call Me Madam and A Catered Affair.. Her career started as a “Meglin Kiddie” at age 4. Since that time, she has performed in plays, musicals, radio, films, TV, and hasn’t stopped yet. Helen hails from a four generation theatre family, the youngest being her pride and joys: grandsons Aaron and Greyson. • MTG Member

DOUG CARFRAE (Dr. Dario Albione) Broadway/National Tours: Ragtime, City of Angels, The Fantasticks, She Loves Me, The Pajama Game, Music Is and 6 1/2 years in Vegas’ Phantom. Locally: La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, Shenandoah, A Little Night Music, Guys and Dolls, 1776 and 9 MTG shows. Doug is the Western Regional Vice President of Actors’ Equity Association. • MTG Member WILL COLLYER (Corrado Montelli) Will is happy to be onstage again with MTG, where he was previously seen in Wonderful Town, Chess, Little Women, High Fidelity, One Touch of Venus and Hello Again. Other theater: Full Monty (Third Street), Parade (Taper), Big (West Coast). Proud member of Actors Equity. www.willcollyer.com. • MTG Member

PAMELA HAMILL (Cora) For MTG: Wonderful Town, Titanic, Little Me, One Touch of Venus, 70, Girls,70, Das Barbecü, Finian’s Rainbow, Most Happy Fella, and Aspects of Love, and she co-produced Fade Out–Fade In and Seesaw. Broadway/National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Mrs. Meers), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts & The Wardrobe), and La Cage Aux Folles (Mme. Dindon). Lots of regional theatre and many commercials. • MTG Member ASHLEY FOX LINTON (Grazia Lamberti) MTG: Wonderful Town and Girl Crazy. Broadway National Tours: Wicked and Les Miserables. Off-Broadway and Regional: Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Baby, Call Me Madam, Evita, A Chorus Line, Titanic. Debut solo album, “First Real Love,” is now available through King Kozmo Records. Please visit www.ashleyfoxlinton. com. • MTG Member


ERIK MCEWEN (Major Eric Fenton) MTG: Titanic, A New Brain, Bat Boy. New York: Let’s Face It, Good News, Drat! The Cat!, Shinbone Alley. So Cal: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Funny Girl, Nuttin’ But Hutton, Altar Boyz, Into the Woods, White Christmas. Also an award winning hairstylist, www. erikmcewen.com. Proud member of Actors Equity. Practicing Empathy! • MTG Member TODD NIELSEN (Fidele) MTG Director/ Choreographer: Our Broadway Scrapbook, A New Brain, Little Me, Merrily We Roll Along, Seesaw, Out of This World, Roar of the Greasepaint, Where’s Charley?, Plain and Fancy and Rags. MTW: Annie, 1776 and The Wizard of Oz. SBCLO: She Loves Me. Norris: Leading Ladies. Colony: Side Show, City of Angels, Putting It Together. XOJA • MTG Member

KEVIN SYMONS (Duke Vittorio Lamberti) Kevin is pleased to be in his fourth MTG production, having previously appeared in Bat Boy, One Touch of Venus and Hello Again. He has appeared in numerous productions at the Colony Theatre, Laguna Playhouse and many other Los Angeles, regional and Off-Broadway theatres. On television, series regular on the NBC comedy Darcy’s Wild Life, currently recurring on Parks and Recreation and guest star and recurring roles on N.C.I.S., Castle, Desperate Housewives, Wilfred, United States of Tara, My Name Is Earl, Numb3rs, Mad Men, iCarly, Medium, Joan of Arcadia, The West Wing, and HBO’s Indictment. Film includes Alvin and the Chipmunks and Terminator II. • MTG Member SAM ZELLER (Lorenzo) Tenth MTG show: The Most Happy Fella (Joe), The Fix (Bobbie “Cracker” Barrell), The Wild Party (Eddie). Broadway: Peter Pan (also film version--Starkey/Hook u/s). Nat. Tours/ Reg./Other: Les Miserables (Valjean), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Hairspray (Edna), Disney’s Tarzan (Kerchak), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Lt. Ch’Targh). For: Mom, Pop, Donnie, and Dipsy! www.samzeller.com. • MTG Member

PRODUCTION STAFF CALVIN REMSBERG (Director) Mr. Remsberg has spent time on both sides of the footlights. His directing credits include: The Adding Machine, The Way of the World, Invitation To a March, A Clearing in the Woods, The Medium (with Glenn Close), The Crucible, A Member of the Wedding, and the musicals Gypsy, Brigadoon, Once Upon a Mattress, and The Mikado, the acclaimed 20th Anniversary production of Sweeney Todd at the Ahmanson Theater, starring Kelsey Grammer, Christine Baranski, and Neil Patrick Harris, as well as productions of Sweeney at Performance Riverside and Musical Theatre West. Hermosa Playhouse: Educating Rita, Chapter Two and Dracula. Falcon Theatre: Triumph of Love. Cabrillo Music Theatre: The Sound of Music. Bella Vita Entertainment: The Last Five Years, and the L.A. premiere of Glory Days. West Coast Ensemble: Sunday in the Park with George. Interact: Urinetown. Celebration Theatre: American premiere of F*cking Men. 3D Theatricals: Hello, Dolly!. Lucid by Proxy: Into the Woods. Coyote Stageworks: Souvenir. Glorystruck Productions: Bare. Entering into the world of producing, he co-produced John Kolvenbach’s riveting On an Average Day with Route 66 Theater Company at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre. He made his Lincoln Center debut directing Night and Day: The Words and Music of Cole Porter starring Victoria Clark and David Hyde Pierce, and recently co-directed Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce, as well as four One Night Only benefits at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. For MTG: Parade, Street Scene, Drood, Aspects of Love, The Most Happy Fella, Shenandoah, and Titanic. JAMES MAY (Musical Director) James recently returned from two years in Spain as music director for The Lion King (El Rey León). On Broadway, as conductor and/or

associate music director, Jim conducted Teddy and Alice, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard. National Tours: A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, Beauty and the Beast. Los Angeles companies: Les Misérables, The Lion King, White Christmas, Wicked. In Spain and Mexico: La Bella y La Bestia (Beauty and the Beast), Mamma Mia!. Les Misérables at The Hollywood Bowl. Many regional theaters, including St. Louis MUNY Opera, The Goodman Theater in Chicago, The 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle and Sacramento Music Circus. He received his Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from Northwestern University. PEGGY HICKEY (Choreographer) This is Peggy’s 3rd production with MTG, previous being Louisiana Purchase and Little Mary Sunshine. Broadway and NY Theater: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Walter Kerr. Most Happy Fella, La Rondine, Leonard Bernstein Tribute, New York City Opera. Also My Fair Lady starring Kelsey Grammer, Hansel and Gretel, Live from Lincoln Center and Babes in Toyland also at Avery Fisher. Regional: Gentleman’s Guide (Hartford Stage, Old Globe), Carnival, Amour, A Little Night Music, King of Hearts, On The 20th Century and Brigadoon for Goodspeed Musicals. Many productions for California theaters. The Brady Bunch Movie and an MTV award for Beck’s New Pollution. Love you Tony, Molly and Gaby! HEATHER HOPPUS-WERNER (Co-Production Coordinator) Heather proudly serves as a member of the EC and has worked as co-production coordinator of last year’s award winning production of Titanic. She has also been in charge of our fabulous subscriber’s lounge and she serves on the show selection committee. • MTG Member


KIM HUBER (Co-Production Coordinator) MTG Previously Coordinated: Titanic, Bat Boy, My Favorite Year. MTG: Shenandoah, High Fidelity, High Spirits, Aspects of Love, Floyd Collins, Saturday Night, Roberta, Dear World, Hello Again and Rags. Broadway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Sunset Boulevard, and Marie Christine. Kim proudly serves on both the Executive Committee of MTG and its Board of Directors. • MTG Member ART BRICKMAN (Production Stage Manager) PSM for MTG the past nine seasons. Other credits include Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix at the Smothers Theatre, The Thalians annual fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Pantages), Les Miz (Hollywood Bowl), as well as subbing in on shows such as The Marvelous Wonderettes, Menopause the Musical and The Lion King. Art was PSM for Havok Theatre’s initial offering, Thrill Me, and is ‘family’ at Cabrillo Music Theatre where he’s assisted on many shows as well as SM’ing The Music Man and West Side Story. Art is the roadie for “John Zipperer and Friends”, longtime technical staffer at LAVC’s Theatre Department, and proud to be both a longtime AEA member,

and also Vice President of IBEW Local 45. A. JEFFREY SCHOENBERG (Costume Designer) Jeffrey is pleased to be working with MTG for which he has designed A New Brain, Little Women, Fanny, and several other shows. Last year he received the Ovation Award for his design for The Malcontent at Anteaus Company, where he has also designed The Seagull, King Lear, and Cousin Bette. For the Colony Theater he has designed over 30 productions, including Free Man of Color, Side Show (Ovation and Garland Awards), The Laramie Project, and The Immigrant among many others. Other shows include Moon Over Buffalo, Travesties, The Devils (Ovation Award winner) and Threepenny Opera for the Open Fist Theater; Children of the Night for the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Bach at Leipzig for the Odyssey Theater, Nighthawks at the Kirk Douglas Theater, the NoHo Arts Center’s Elizabeth Rex (Ovation Award winner), Red, Hot and Blue for By George Productions, and Assassins at West Coast Ensemble. Jeffrey is the owner and designer for AJS Costumes and M. Alan Jeffries Fine Gentlemen’s Apparel.

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