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PARTY APART TO
JUMP BACK Presented by THE ESTHER & HYMAN RAPPORT PHILANTHROPIC TRUST
FEBRUARY 27, 2021
A Virtual Cabaret to Benefit Playhouse Square’s Education Programs
Thank you to our Sponsors PRESENTING:
THE ESTHER & HYMAN RAPPORT PHILANTHROPIC TRUST PRODUCERS:
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff • First National Bank Geauga Mechanical • Ohio CAT • Safeguard Properties CAST MEMBERS:
Avient Corporation • Cohen & Company Nicholas Guglielmo • Stout MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS:
Labatt USA • Medical Mutual Penske Cleveland Automotive • Tito’s Handmade Vodka PRODUCTION SPONSOR:
Think Media Studios
As of: 2/15/21
Partners Leadership Jump Back Together Tri-Chairs: Jeremiah Guappone Kate Vlasek
Jump Back Together Leadership Committee: Evan Andersky Stephanie Kaczmarek David Campobenedetto Susan Kuilder Lauryn Hunter Cindy Reville
Katie Schneller Sandra Travaglianti Mike Washlock
Partners Co-Chairs: Adam Fishman^
Partners Board Members: Evan Andersky David Campobenedetto Cheryl Cervar Ashley Cifani^ John Durbin Chantel Ellis^ Thomas Euerle Rebecca Fishman^ Anne Fleming^ Gina Foti^
Jeremiah Guappone^ Jeff Harnden Kristin Hauck Ryan Herman^ Chris Jankowski Lindsey Jump^ Elizabeth Malloy^ Stacey Phelps Cindy Reville Steve Roberson
Katie Schneller Kelley Sciko Ali Swift^ Jenny Tharp^ Sandra Travaglianti Kate Vlasek^ Amy Wojnarwsky^ ^Partners Executive Committee
JUMP BACK WITH PLAYHOUSE SQUARE Dedicated in memory of Peter L. Galvin
THE ESTHER AND HYMAN RAPPORT PHILANTHROPIC TRUST
Richard C. Klein, JD Roger D. Klein, MD JD Marlene L. Klein Dennis A. Linden, CPA Trustees
Jump Back Together is a fundraising event hosted by Playhouse Square’s official young professionals group, Partners. Proceeds from this event help Playhouse Square continue to provide arts education programs, especially for those who otherwise may not have access to the arts. Even while we cannot be together in person, Playhouse Square is offering streaming performances, workshops and resources for educators and families. Thank you for making this possible.
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Entertainment provided by: Max Chernin On Broadway, Max has appeared in Sunday In The Park With George and Bright Star. Off-Broadway he has appeared in Brooklynite at the Vineyard Theater. Other credits include Bright Star (Old Globe) and World Famous (TNC). Cleveland connection: Max grew up in Shaker Heights. Warren Egypt Franklin Warren recently made his National Tour debut playing the role of “Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson” in Hamilton. Cleveland tie: Warren grew up in Cleveland and then attended Baldwin Wallace University. He has performed at Beck Center, Cain Park and Playhouse Square. Keri René Fuller On Broadway, Keri has appeared in Waitress and, most recently, Jagged Little Pill. She originated the role of “Grizabella” in the most recent National Tour of Cats. Cleveland tie: Keri attended Baldwin Wallace University and appeared as “Esmarelda” in the Great Lakes Theater production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Corey Mach Corey has appeared in Kinky Boots, Hands on a Hardbody and Godspell on Broadway, and in the National Tours of Wicked, Flashdance the Musical and Rent. Off Broadway he has appeared in Invisible Thread (Second Stage) and Chix 6 (LaMama). Other credits include Sara Bareilles’ Waitress. Corey is also the creator of Broadway Sings PARTY! Cleveland tie: Corey grew up in Strongsville and is a Baldwin Wallace University alum. He has also appeared in the Great Lakes Theater production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame as “Quasimodo.” Dee Roscioli Dee is best known for her record-breaking portrayal of “Elphaba” in the smash Broadway hit Wicked. Most recently, she was seen on Broadway in The Cher Show as the standby for “Cher.” She was also seen on Broadway in Fiddler On The Roof and in the National Tour of Cats. Cleveland connection: On May 2, 2014, Dee appeared at Playhouse Square’s “Dazzle the District” event, with her rendition of “Defying Gravity” serving as the cue to light the GE Chandelier. Nyla Watson Nyla has appeared in the “PBS Live at Lincoln Center” production of Show Boat, Gigantic the Musical (OffBroadway), as well as the touring companies of Wicked and The Color Purple. Her NYU credits include “Madam Rose” in Gypsy and “Reno Sweeney” in the concert version of Anything Goes with the Broadway Orchestra Ensemble. Cleveland connection: Nyla grew up in Cleveland and attended Baldwin Wallace University.
THE PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE IS RIGHT NEXT DOOR. CSU IS PROUD TO SUPPORT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE.
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY engagecsu.com
Raffle DOOR PRIZE
All ticket buyers will be entered into a raffle to win one of two (2) bags of Playhouse Square swag!
Help us raise additional funds for Playhouse Square’s education programs by purchasing raffle tickets! Everyone who purchases a raffle ticket will have a chance to win one of two raffle baskets. Both baskets are valued at more than $600 and include gift cards to local establishments, including Cleveland Independents, Hospitality Restaurants, and Heinen’s.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT playhousesquare.org/jbtraffle 1 entry for $5 • 5 entries for $20
Raffle tickets are available for purchase through Tuesday, March 2. Winners for both door prizes and raffle packages will be contacted on Wednesday, March 3.
Partners Founding Members
We extend a special thank you to the Partners founding members – Jeff Cristal, Larry Hatch, John Marcus, Peter Rubin, Sara Stashower, Kurt Weaver, Neil Weinberger, Mark Weisman, and Theo Wolf – for their forward thinking, leadership, and dedication to Playhouse Square. In the late 1980s, the original nine Partners were recruited by Larry Wilker, president of Playhouse Square at the time, to “create the future.” After two years of research and planning, Playhouse Square Partners was created and in 1992 the first annual Jump Back Ball was celebrated on Leap Day in the KeyBank State Theatre. In 2016, these nine founding Partners were awarded the Playhouse Square President’s Award (now named the Falco Award), which recognizes members of the northeast Ohio community whose leadership, perseverance and dedication have contributed to the success of Playhouse Square. And because of their vision (and irreverent love of jello shots), Partners has remained one of the longest-running young professionals organizations in Cleveland. More than 2,500 members have raised over $4.7 million for Playhouse Square over the past 30 years.
Making an impact…virtually Deloitte is proud to support the 30th Anniversary of Playhouse Square’s Jump Back Ball Copyright © 2021 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved.
PARTNERS CHAIRS THROUGH THE YEARS Since 1991, Partners has provided leadership opportunities to Cleveland’s young professionals. Join us in recognizing the 59 individuals who have led the Partners Board as Co-Chair. 1991-1993 Peter Rubin Sara Stashower 1993-1994 Jeff Cristal Theo Wolf 1994-1995 Neil Weinberger Mark Weisman 1995-1996 Larry Hatch Kurt Weaver 1996-1997 Ilene McMullen Mary Ellen Rodgers 1997-1998 Bob Fein Janet Pierce 1998-1999 Diane Daniels Paul Nachtwey 1999-2000 Anthea Daniels Margy Judd 2000-2001 Meg Nachtwey Brian Owendoff 2001-2002 Char Glatley Johnna Schroeder
2002-2003 Walter Hammond Amy Pappas Don Pushinsky 2003-2004 Mathew Cox Nora Katzenberger 2004-2005 Miki Graban Jay Moroscak 2005-2006 Nick Guglielmo Katie Knapik 2006-2007 John Moshier Mary Kate Farrar Vega 2007-2008 Kevin Grobelny Sheri Terens 2008-2009 Allen Kacenjar Amy McGann 2009-2010 Bridget McFadden Matt Silversten 2010-2011 Kelly Kosek Megan McFadden
2011-2012 Jennifer Smith Tracy Vigh 2012-2013 Dawn McFadden Brent Pietrafese 2013-2014 Robert Lewis Christina Klenotic 2014-2015 Emma Bembridge Amanda Hicken 2015-2016 Jennifer Jackson Kimberly Morris 2016-2017 Maria Ianiro Peter Morrison 2017-2018 Jennifer Gardner Anne Markowski 2018-2019 Stephanie Kaczmarek Andy Tojek 2019-2020 Chris Jankowski Sandra Travaglianti 2020-2021 Adam Fishman Kim Merik
JUMP BACK BALL CHAIRS THROUGH THE YEARS One of the most visible positions on the Partners Board is Jump Back Ball Chair. These leaders are tasked with planning and executing one of Cleveland’s most highly anticipated fundraising events. Congratulations to the 54 individuals who have held this honor through the years. 1992: JUMP BACK TO THE 70S Neil Weinberger Theo Wolf
1999: JUMP BACK TO THE AFTERLIFE Char Glatley Don Pushinsky
2006: FROLIC ON 42ND – A BROADWAY BLITZ Dave Davala Julie Ilcin
1993: CLASSIC SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Mark Weisman
2000: AN ARABIAN NIGHT Clark Pope Johnna Schroeder
1994: SPY VS. SPY Larry Hatch Kurt Weaver
2001: THE RUBY RED ROMP Walter Hammond Amy Pappas
2007: TWISTED FAIRYTALES Clark Pope Stephanie Hathaway
1995: JUMP BACK UNIVERSITY Gretchen Farrell Ilene McMullen 1996: VIVA LAS VEGAS Richard Freedman Wendy Shugarman 1997: VOODOO ON THE BAYOU Margy Judd Paul Nachtwey 1998: CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD Anthea Daniels Cheryl Strom
2002: CAN YOU CANCAN? Miki Graban Nora Katzenberger 2003: FROM TIE-DYE TO SUPERFLY John Lorince Corrine Hartman 2004: MOBSTERS & MOLLS Nick Guglielmo Erin Schopf 2005: A KNIGHT ON THE TOWN Mario Becerra Sheri Terens
2008: ROME IF YOU WANT TO Meredith Seeley Megan McFadden 2009: ROCKIN’ UNDER THE SEA Jessica Brady Megan McFadden 2010: CELEBRATE: CARNAVAL Nick Guglielmo George Reider 2011: PASSPORT TO PARTY Mike Johnson Sheri Terens
JUMP BACK BALL CHAIRS THROUGH THE YEARS 2012: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Amanda Hicken Meredith Seeley 2013: JUMP BACK TWO SPACES Maurie Donnelly Sam Miller 2014: SHAKEN NOT STIRRED Megan McFadden Kimberly Morris 2015: JUMP BACK TO THE FUTURE Stephanie Sherman Andy Tojek
2016: JUMP BACK UNDER THE BIG TOP Chris Jankowski Allison Peltz Sheri Terens
2020: FROM JUKEBOX TO BOOMBOX Rebecca Fishman Anne Fleming Jeff Harnden
2017: ROARING BACK TO THE ‘20S Jennifer Jackson Andy Tojek
2021: JUMP BACK TOGETHER Jeremiah Guappone Kate Vlasek Amy Wojnarwsky
2018: A SPACE ODYSSEY Chris Jankowski Kate Vlasek 2019: JUMP BACK ACROSS THE POND Adam Fishman Gina Foti Stacey Phelps
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Special Thanks THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE
JUMP BACK POSSIBLE! Broadway Sings Jump Back Together Committee Jump Back Together Ticket Buyers Jump Back Together Video Presenters Playhouse Square Board of Trustees Playhouse Square Partners Board Members Playhouse Square Staff
For 30 years, Playhouse Square’s official young professionals group, Partners, has given those in their 20s and 30s the opportunity to lead, volunteer, and socialize while supporting the not-for-profit Playhouse Square. If you want to be a part of one of Cleveland’s longest-running young professionals organizations and help plan the next Jump Back Ball, develop your leadership skills, network with other YPs, and sustain the next generation of arts advocates in Cleveland, this group is for you!
For more information, visit playhousesquare.org/partners or e-mail Sarah, Partners Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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