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Welcome to our 2019/20 season! We’re so glad you’re here. Theatre is steeped in tradition and the DCPA is no exception. So when we embark on change, it is with careful deliberation, thoughtful conversations and with one primary goal in mind — to engage our patrons, students, employees and community through the transformative power of live theatre. Nearly five years ago the DCPA embraced a new core value — to advance equity and inclusion. To achieve this, we set out on a path of self-reflection, honest dialogue and expert advice. Along the way we joined a cohort of theatre peers from across the country, continued to expand programming to reflect our increasingly diverse community, formed a cross-departmental committee to lead these efforts on behalf of the organization, and hired artEquity to assess our organizational culture and provide training to our team among other initiatives. We have been careful, deliberate and thoughtful. Now we are ready to cement our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, so that it becomes a new theatrical tradition. To that end, I am delighted to introduce you to our first-ever Executive Director of Equity and Organization Culture. Lydia Garcia comes to us with a background both in theatre and EDI. She is a highly-sought after theatre dramaturg having worked most recently with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a renowned facilitator with artEquity who has helped reshape the national conversation about equity, diversity and inclusion. You may be asking what this means for you. Immediately, it means that we want to reflect our broader community through our hiring practices, internal culture and core values. Those changes will ultimately spill into our lobbies, hallways, theatres and on stage. It will continue to mean that you can count on exceptional productions created by talented artists, and that the stories on our stage will be your story and those of your family, your friends, your neighbors and your community. Thornton Wilder once said, “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” We’re so glad that you’re part of our continuing story — one that endeavors to showcase all aspects of the human spirit. Warm regards,

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JACKIE NGUYEN

Miss Saigon ensemble cast member and language consultant “My brothers faced a lot of persecution in Viêt Nam because they had American blood in them.” Jackie Nguyen is a California native born of two Viêtnamese parents. But while she has faced down plenty of racism in her 30 years, she’s had it much easier than her three older half-brothers who share an American G.I. for a dad. “They were bullied in Viêt Nam for being mixed race, and they were bullied in America for being mixed race,” said Nguyen. “They never really fit in anywhere.” The story of Nguyen’s mother, Minh, closely resembles that of Kim in Miss Saigon. Like Kim, Minh Nguyen was 17 when she met and married an American G.I. with whom she had three sons. “At the time, many Southern Viêtnamese women saw these soldiers as heroes and saviors, essentially because they were fighting for our side,” Nguyen said. “Saigon was just flooded with Americans at the time, and that appealed to many women.” When the G.I. returned to the U.S. in 1972, Minh chose to stay with her boys, in part because she had a good job as a telephone operator for the government. Even after Sài Gòn fell to the communists in 1975, Minh stubbornly stayed for another nine difficult years that left her starving and homeless before her husband helped her to escape to Florida in 1984.

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“A lot of love stories from the Viêt Nam War are brief,” said Jackie. But Minh’s unlikely marriage endured until 1986. After a divorce, Minh joined a larger Viêtnamese community in California, where she met and married a fellow Viêtnamese immigrant. Jackie was born three years later, though her father soon abandoned the family. “We were part of a huge group of first-generation Viêtnamese American kids who were caught between two worlds,” she said. “We were raised in the Viêtnamese culture at home, but I was required to speak English at school. We all felt very torn. I’m obviously very proud to be Viêtnamese now, but as a kid I just wanted to be white so badly. I just wanted to eat Burger King like the rest of the kids.” Making things culturally more strange at home was the fact that “while I grew up in America, I look Viêtnamese,” Jackie said. “My brothers are way more Viêtnamese than I am, but they were born in Viêt Nam and look American because of their father. It took me a while to understand the complexity of what everyone was going through.”

NGA VUONG-SANDOVAL Refugee, activist, historic preservationist and advocate for Colorado’s refugees

“There were things being done to humans during that time that were atrocious.” In 1975, Denver’s Nga Vuong Sandoval and her family were among the estimated 65,000 South Viêtnamese who fled a falling Sài Gòn in fishing boats, barges and homemade rafts desperately trying to make it to 40 waiting U.S. warships. She was only a toddler at the time, “and I almost didn’t make it,” she said, “because I had to be tossed over from one ship to the next.” Her family had no choice but to leave, she said, because Sài Gòn had become a hell on earth. “The threat was imminent,” Vuong-Sandoval said. “It was either we left that very moment or we stayed and risked being incarcerated, tortured, killed — or all of the above.” After several days without food or water, VuongSandoval’s family arrived at a refugee camp in Guam, then forcibly relocated to the same camp in Arkansas that serves as the setting for Qui Nguyen’s play Vietgone. Vuong-Sandoval, now an investigator for the Colorado Attorney General’s office, served as a creative consultant for the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2018 production of that play. “We did not know what tomorrow held,” she said. “We did not know if we would be reunited with our relatives. We didn’t know where our final destination was. We did not speak the language, and we didn’t know the first thing about American culture. On top of that, we had relatives who were killed in the war. We had just lost our homeland. We lost everything.” Today, Vuong-Sandoval lends her support and voice to numerous organizations dedicated to refugee resettlement and advocacy, including being a public speaker with Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau and Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, where she became the first refugee elected to its Board of Directors.

Vuong-Sandoval serves as a Noble Ambassador for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, which is committed to alleviating children and their families in poverty in Viêt Nam and Mongolia through health care, education and community development because children today are still being born with deformities and birth defects due to the 20 million tons of Agent Orange that was dropped by U.S. military during the war and remains in the ecosystem. “Do you see why this is so important to me?”

RAE LEIGH CASE

Miss Saigon Swing cast member “I was meant to be a part of this family from the moment I arrived.” Arvada’s Rae Leigh Case knows next to nothing about her birth mother except that she was young and unmarried in 1985 when she walked into a Korean hospital one morning, gave birth and walked out that same afternoon. “She seemed to know exactly what she was doing,” said Case. And for that, Case is forever grateful. “I am a big believer in fate, and I think everything happened exactly the way it was supposed to,” said Case, who was adopted at 5 months by Charlie and Laurie Klapperich, who already had two boys and wanted a girl to complete their family. “I fully believe I was meant to be to be my parents’ daughter, and my brothers’ sister,” Case said. “I can’t imagine it any differently.” Laurie Klapperich, who has designed costumes for more than 200 local theatrical productions over the past three decades, brought Rae with her to work at the Arvada Center on just her second day in America. And thus began her life in the performing arts. Case mostly pursued ballet until, get this: The first theatrical audition of her life landed her a leading role in the 25th anniversary touring production of A Chorus Line, as Connie. Case says she had a great childhood in Arvada, although there were times when she was bullied just for looking different. “I definitely was made to feel different at school, but I was accepted in the dance world, and I loved it so much,” she said. Case has a cultural curiosity about Korea, but feels no desire to find her biological parents. “I don’t really go down that ‘what if’ road too much because I just feel so secure in what was meant to be,” she said. For now, she was meant to be a swing performer in Miss Saigon, which means she might be called upon at any moment to replace any number of women in the cast. “It’s been a pretty incredible experience,” she said. “I feel really grateful every day, and I don’t forget where I came from or who got me here from the Denver theatre community.”

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Indecent, the Paula Vogel play you are about to witness, was inspired by Jewish novelist and playwright Sholem Asch’s controversial 1906 melodrama, The God of Vengeance. The Vengeance plot is straightforward: In an effort to reclaim his standing in the community and regain favor in the eyes of his God, Yekel, the Jewish owner of a brothel he operates out of his basement, decides to marry his innocent and only daughter Rifkele to an upstanding Yeshiva student from a good family. Yekel means to redeem himself further by blessing the union with money and a holy, handpainted Talmudic scroll. Things do not go as planned, however, when Rifkele reveals that she has formed a deep and reciprocated attachment to one of the prostitutes in her father’s employ. Such a scandalous outcome was not ripe for approval in 1906. It created instant divisions. Despite glimmers of acceptance and even praise for it in parts of Europe, The God of Vengeance was broadly dismissed as an affront to decency. Any writer would have run into similar headwinds in dealing with a subject as loaded as lesbianism. That Asch was Jewish only added a layer of anti-Semitism to the play’s rejection. Some 17 years later, when it was translated into English and its contents sanitized for a 1923 Broadway opening, the rewrite that had sought to mitigate the play’s sensationalism merely caused it to fail as well as offend. Six weeks into the run, the entire company was arrested and the production shuttered, despite an eventual exoneration. What is striking about Vogel’s 2015 reimagining of Asch’s play, developed in close collaboration with her friend and colleague, director Rebecca Taichman, is not just that Indecent openly tackles old attitudes about lesbianism, but that by going deep and wide, it emerges as a celebration of the pursuit of happiness and our human right to celebrate love found, accepted and unjudged. While re-imagining the construct of Asch’s play, the two women captured its historical resonance in an expanded modern context, turning an outmoded melodrama into a theatrical abstraction that relies on music, song, dance and humor to augment and emancipate it. “For me,” offered Nancy Keystone in an email interview, “Indecent is not so much a re-invention of The God of Vengeance, as it is an exploration of that play, its origins, and how it has traveled through history.” Keystone, who staged Indecent for the DCPA Theatre Company, is an award-winning director, writer, scenic designer and visual artist, who founded and runs her own theatre company in Los Angeles. She acknowledged that she avoided seeing the Broadway and touring productions of the play, because “I’m afraid I’m easily influenced.” She places the power of Indecent squarely within its Sholem Asch origins. “Because it was developed collaboratively between playwright [Vogel] and director [Taichman], the theatrical/directorial elements are part of the DNA of the piece,” she wrote. “The melodramatic aspects of The God of Vengeance are part of the total landscape, while other parts of the stories woven through it, are told through different forms and tonalities.


The God of Vengeance was broadly dismissed as an affront to decency. Any writer would have run into similar headwinds in dealing with subject as loaded as lesbianism. That Asch was Jewish only added a layer of anti-Semitism to the play’s rejection. “[Vogel and Taichman’s] curiosity about the lesbian relationship in the context of a Yiddish play of that era is at the heart of the piece,” she explained, as are “the male playwright who created it, the responses it provoked, and the contemporary resonance. There’s great intelligence and imagination in the way Indecent highlights and synthesizes the various worlds and threads of inquiry. It’s what makes it exciting.” Given Indecent’s surprisingly modern drift, though, do its Jewish roots still matter? “One can’t separate the Jewish aspect from the play,” she replied. “All the creators are Jewish [Vogel and Taichman included]. It’s a story about a Jewish writer who wrote in a Jewish language about Jewish characters and Jewish conflicts, both within the Jewish community, and between Jews and the dominant culture. It all plays out in the context of world events that forever marked the history of the Jewish people. “So, yes, it definitely matters that the origins of the piece are Jewish. Indecent wouldn’t exist otherwise. Yet for all that,” she emphasized, “there is a universality to it, which is part of its success. “The play has many layers that work simultaneously. It takes place across half the 20th century and two continents,” she argued, “with many different characters and events — both historical and fictional. It moves back and forth between the play-within-the-play, The God of Vengeance, and the history of that play, as well as the stories of acting troupes that performed it and the broad historical events in which the play and the actors are enmeshed.” Keystone points to Indecent’s many stylistic jumps in time, the several languages spoken within it, the live music, the songs and choreographed movement, as its primary challenges. Vogel and Taichman intentionally — and effectively — connected it to the reverberations of the Holocaust and the persistence of anti-Semitism. These also reconnect us to Asch, who was profoundly damaged by the abuses and misunderstandings heaped on his play and to the misperceptions of its much broader point: hatred’s abysmal failures and the significance of love’s power. “One of the main challenges is to keep the story clear, while celebrating the innate complications and theatricality of the piece,” Keystone insisted. “The play could be considered a collage or pastiche, turning on a dime between comedy, cabaret, drama, lyrical movement-theatre, etc. There are a lot of moving parts to integrate, orchestrate and propel. “It’s a wonderful creation.” Sylvie Drake is a translator and writer, a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and former theatre critic and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She served for several years as director of Publications for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and is a current contributor to culturalweekly.com, American Theatre magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

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COSTUME COLUMN How does an antique, fringed piano shawl become a fabulous cocoon coat worn in a cabaret setting by a famous film actor? Ideally, paired with a jeweled headpiece topped off with ostrich feathers — that’s how. For Jeff Cone, Costume Designer for Indecent, transporting the audience through time and space will be all about the details. Paula Vogel’s Tony-nominated play takes the audience from 1906 Poland, across Europe, to New York City stages and jails in 1923, returns to Europe to witness the beginnings of the Holocaust, then lands back in the States in 1950s Connecticut. To solve this, Cone has given the troupe of ten actors and musicians a basic early 40’s look. “To these looks they add a piece — sometimes two — to become another character, often in another time period,” said Cone. “The seven actors play roughly 45 characters but rarely leave the stage. Choosing the ideal piece to add to their basic costume, where the piece comes from, as well as where the change happens is an ongoing challenge.” Another challenge? “Let’s see...well, figuring out the dust release from the clothes as the troupe rises from the grave is a challenge.” We’ll let you find out what that one means on your own.


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WILL CURRY

SETH WENIG for NETworks Presentations Associate Lighting Designers

WARREN LETTON & JOHN VIESTA Musical Supervisor

JAMES MOORE

Associate Choreographer

JESSE ROBB

A CAMERON MACKINTOSH and NETWORKS Presentation

Associate Set Designer

CHRISTINE PETERS Associate Director

SETH SKLAR-HEYN


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ACT I SAIGON—1975 The Engineer..................................................................................................................RED CONCEPCIÓN Kim.......................................................................................................................................... EMILY BAUTISTA Kim (at certain performances)...................................................................................... MYRA MOLLOY Gigi.................................................................................................................................. CHRISTINE BUNUAN Yvonne............................................................................................................................ ANNA-LEE WRIGHT Mimi............................................................................................................................. JONELLE MARGALLO Fifi...................................................................................................................................................TIFFANY TOH Dominique.....................................................................................................................MADOKA KOGUCHI Yvette..................................................................................................................................... JACKIE NGUYEN Bar Girls.........................................................................KAI AN CHEE, JULIE EICHER, KEILA HALILI John...............................................................................................................................................J. DAUGHTRY Chris...................................................................................................................................... ANTHONY FESTA Marines.....................................ALEXANDER AGUILAR, DEVIN ARCHER, MATTHEW DAILEY, NOAH GOULDSMITH, DAVID KAVERMAN, MCKINLEY KNUCKLE, ADAM ROBERTS, MICHAEL RUSSELL, NICHOLAS WALTERS Barmen............................................................ ERIC BADIQUÉ, ADAM KAOKEPT, EMILIO RAMOS Thuy............................................................................................................................................ JINWOO JUNG Embassy Workers, Inhabitants of Saigon, Vendors.............................................THE COMPANY HO CHI MINH CITY (formerly Saigon) AND ATLANTA—APRIL 1978 Dragon Acrobats...........NOAH GOULDSMITH, MCKINLEY KNUCKLE, KEVIN MURAKAMI Assistant Commissar..................................................................................................JULIUS SERMONIA Ellen.............................................................................................................................................. STACIE BONO Tam.....................................................TYLER DUNN, HAVEN JE, FIN MOULDING, ADALYNN NG Vietnamese Army Soldiers........... ERIC BADIQUÉ, EYMARD CABLING, ADAM KAOKEPT, GARRICK MACATANGAY, MATTHEW OVERBERG, EMILIO RAMOS Citizens of Ho Chi Minh City, Refugees......................................................................THE COMPANY

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ACT II ATLANTA—SEPTEMBER 1978 Conference Delegates.......................................................................................................THE COMPANY BANGKOK—OCTOBER 1978 Patpong Street Workers....CHRISTINE BUNUAN, KEILA HALILI, JONELLE MARGALLO, TIFFANY TOH, ANNA-LEE WRIGHT, GARRICK MACATANGAY Moulin Rouge Club Dancers........................................... MADOKA KOGUCHI, JACKIE NGUYEN Moulin Club Owner............................................................................................................. ERIC BADIQUÉ Inhabitants of Bangkok, Vendors, Tourists..............................................................THE COMPANY SAIGON—APRIL 1975 Shultz................................................................................................................................MATTHEW DAILEY Marines, Vietnamese, Civilians......................................................................................THE COMPANY BANGKOK—OCTOBER 1978 Inhabitants of Bangkok, Vendors, Tourists..............................................................THE COMPANY

Swings................................................................................. BRANDON BLOCK, JOVEN CALLOWAY, RAE LEIGH CASE, NANCY LAM, BRIAN SHIMASAKI LIEBSON Dance Captain...............................................................................................................BRANDON BLOCK Assistant Dance Captain....................................................................................... ANNA-LEE WRIGHT Fight Captain.................................................................................................................JULIUS SERMONIA Red Concepción is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association pursuant to an exchange program between Amercian Equity and UK Equity. Jinwoo Jung is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.

UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for the listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the appearance. For The Engineer—ERIC BADIQUÉ, EYMARD CABLING; for Kim—KAI AN CHEE, MYRA MOLLOY; for Chris—DEVIN ARCHER, ADAM ROBERTS; for John—NICHOLAS WALTERS, DAVID KAVERMAN; for Ellen—JULIE EICHER, JONELLE MARGALLO; for Thuy—EYMARD CABLING, JULIUS SERMONIA; for Gigi—KAI AN CHEE, JONELLE MARGALLO.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I SAIGON—APRIL 1975 “The Heat Is On”........................................................ Engineer, John, Chris, Gigi, Kim, Company “The Movie in My Mind”....................................................................................................Gigi, Kim, Girls “The Transaction”.................................................................................................. Engineer, John, Chris “Why God Why?”....................................................................................................................................Chris “This Money’s Yours”...................................................................................................................Chris, Kim “Sun and Moon”............................................................................................................................Chris, Kim “Asking for Leave”......................................................................................................................John, Chris “The Deal”..............................................................................................................................Engineer, Chris “The Wedding Ceremony”.................................................................................Gigi, Kim, Chris, Girls “Thuy’s Intervention”......................................................................................................Thuy, Kim, Chris “The Last Night of the World”................................................................................................Kim, Chris HO CHI MINH CITY—APRIL 1978 “The Morning of the Dragon”.............................................................................Engineer, Company “I Still Believe”.................................................................................................................................Kim, Ellen “Coo-Coo Princess”..............................................................................Engineer, Kim, Thuy, Soldiers “You Will Not Touch Him”......................................................................................................... Kim, Thuy “If You Want to Die in Bed”....................................................................................................... Engineer “I’d Give My Life for You”.......................................................................................................................Kim INTERMISSION ACT II ATLANTA—SEPTEMBER 1978 “Bui Doi”............................................................................................................................... John, Company BANGKOK—OCTOBER 1978 “What a Waste”............................................................................................................................... Engineer “Too Much for One Heart”........................................................................................................ Kim, John “Kim’s Nightmare (Fall of Saigon 1975)”........................... Thuy, Kim, Chris, John, Company “Sun and Moon” (reprise)......................................................................................................................Kim “Room 317”.......................................................................................................................................Ellen, Kim “Maybe”........................................................................................................................................................ Ellen “The Confrontation”...........................................................................................Ellen, Chris, John, Kim “Paper Dragons”................................................................................................................... Engineer, Kim “The American Dream”..........................................................................................Engineer, Company “Little God of My Heart”.........................................................................................................................Kim ORCHESTRA Conductor—WILL CURRY Associate Conductor—ADAM ROTHENBERG Concertmaster—ZOE MILLER; Viola—LAURA SACKS; Cello—TYLER JAMES; Bass—MIKE EPPERHART; Flute/Piccolo/Asian Flutes—MIRA MAGRILL; Oboe/English Horn—MARK SOPHIA; Bb Clarinet/Alto Sax/Flute—JEREMY CLAYTON; Trumpet/Flugel—CONNOR PIETRZAK; Trombone/Bass Trombone—KARL LYDEN; French Horns—ELIZABETH HARRAMAN, CAMERON WEST; Drums/Percussion—RUSS NYBERG; Keyboards—ADAM ROTHENBERG, JORDAN JONES-REESE. Music Coordinator: JOHN MILLER Original Orchestrations Adapted by STEPHEN METCALFE & SEANN ALDERKING


Red Concepción

Emily Bautista

Anthony Festa

Stacie Bono

J Daughtry

Jinwoo Jung

Myra Molloy

Christine Bunuan

Eymard Cabling

Alexander Aguilar

Devin Archer

Eric Badiqué

Brandon Block

Joven Calloway

Rae Leigh Case

Kai An Chee

Matthew Dailey

Tyler Dunn

Julie Eicher

Noah Gouldsmith

Keila Halili

Haven Je

Adam Kaokept

David Kaverman

Nancy Lam

Brian Shimasaki Liebson

Garrick Macatangay

Jonelle Margallo

McKinley Knuckle

Madoka Koguchi

Fin Moulding

Kevin Murakami

Adalynn Ng

Jackie Nguyen

Matthew Overberg

Emilio Ramos

Adam Roberts

Michael Russell

Julius Sermonia

Tiffany Toh

Nicholas Walters

Anna-Lee Wright

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST RED CONCEPCIÓN (The Engineer). Credits: Miss Saigon (U.K./Ireland Tour), The Secret Garden, Equus, Sleeping Beauty, Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks, Mulan Jr., Altar Boyz, Hamlet, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Godspell, A Grand Night for Singing, West Side Story, Hairspray, Into the Woods. Film/TV: Incredible Tales: The Hex, The Boston: The Kitchen Musical, All Things New. Aliw Award – Best Actor in a Musical; Gawad Buhay! Award – Outstanding Male Performance in a Musical. @red_concepcion

J. DAUGHTRY (John). Broadway: The Color Purple, Beautiful. Backup singer: Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Patti LaBelle, Donald Lawrence, Bobby Jones Gospel, Kirk Franklin. Tours: Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Motown: The Musical. TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Elementary,” “Orange is the New Black.” Universal Studios Japan, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Recipient of the Grady-Rayam Prize. His mother is his inspiration and influence, along with pastors and motivational speakers who have seeded his faith and vision.

EMILY BAUTISTA (Kim) is so thrilled to be playing the role of Kim out on the road. She recently understudied the part in the 2017 Broadway revival of Miss Saigon before joining the North American touring company of Les Misérables as Éponine. She is so grateful to the whole creative team, everyone at Tara Rubin casting, her agents at Avalon Artists, as well as her family and friends for all of their support. Instagram: @em_bautista

JINWOO JUNG (Thuy). Off-Broadway: K-Pop (A.R.T/NY, Oracle). Regional: La Cage Aux Folles (East West Players, Jean Michel) and The Christians (Mark Taper Forum, Choir). Film/TV: Glass. MFA Acting: University of Southern California. Many thanks to team Miss Saigon, Merri Sugarman/Tara Rubin Casting and team Mcgowan/Rodriguez. Endless love to Bumindong/Jeju family, Mom, Dad and my amazing wife, Hosoo Lee. @jinu108

ANTHONY FESTA (Chris). National tours: Wicked, Finding Neverland. West End/International/U.K. tour: West Side Story (Tony). NYC: Bare (New World Stages), Desperate Measures (York, New World Stages), I Am Harvey Milk (Avery Fisher Hall), How Deep Is the Ocean (NYMF). Regional: RENT, Rock of Ages, Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Hairspray. Thanks to NETworks, Merri Sugarman at Tara Rubin Casting and David Krasner at Nani Saperstein Management. To my Mother, Sister, Mila/Daniel. For Dad. Instagram: @Festafied; Twitter: @anthonylfesta

CHRISTINE BUNUAN (Gigi). National tour: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Regional: Writers Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Marriott Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre and more. Visit christinebunuan.com for more information. Special thanks to this incredible artistic team, her family and husband, Sean. Dedicated to Mom and Dad.

STACIE BONO (Ellen). Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman/Pirelli), Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut). Regional highlights: Guthrie Theater: The Music Man (Marian); Tuacahn: Les Misérables (Fantine); Denver Center: Sense and Sensibility (Lucy); Flat Rock Playhouse: My Fair Lady (Eliza). Awards: NHTA Award (Best Actress in a Musical, The Apple Tree). Training: MA in Acting – Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, BFA from NYU Tisch. This one’s for you, DSR. Twitter/ Instagram: @stacie_bono

EYMARD CABLING (Ensemble, The Engineer at certain performances, u/s Thuy). Tours: Miss Saigon in North America and the international tour of The King and I in Asia. Regional: Allegiance (Frankie Suzuki/Mr. Maruyama), The King and I (Lun Tha), Once on This Island (Daniel), Me…Jane at the Kennedy Center and She Loves Me (Arpad) at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Carnegie Mellon University B.F.A. My love, Veronica, thank you for being my balance and my light. I love you. MYRA MOLLOY (Ensemble, Kim at certain performances) is a songwriting major at Berklee College of Music. Theatrical credits: Reya – The Musical (young Reya), Dracula: Blood is Life

(Lucy). In 2016, Myra performed the songs and voice for Disney’s Thai version of Moana (Moana) and starred in HBO’s Halfworlds 2 (Wish). In 2011, at age 13, Myra won the premiere season of “Thailand’s Got Talent,” and in 2014 she made the final six on ABC’s “Rising Star.” @myramolloy ALEXANDER AGUILAR (Ensemble). Broadway: Miss Saigon, Lysistrata Jones. National tour: Memphis. CCM Graduate. Many thanks to this team for giving me this opportunity. DEVIN ARCHER (Ensemble, u/s Chris). National Tour: Bright Star (First National), MAMMA MIA!. Las Vegas: MAMMA MIA!, Ace (Ace). Regional credits include Bright Star (Jimmy Ray), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), The Last Five Years (Jamie), RENT (Roger), Tarzan (Tarzan), Les Misérables (Marius), South Pacific (Cable), Sondheim’s Follies and Fiddler on the Roof. @devinjarcher ERIC BADIQUÉ (Ensemble, u/s The Engineer). Regional: Mary Poppins, Starlight Express, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Miss Saigon, White Christmas, Anything Goes, The King and I and 1776 (Oguma Playhouse). BFA Musical Theatre from AMDA LA. Big thanks to the Company, ATB Talent and Tara Rubin Casting. Love to Mom, Dad, Arlene, Elissa, Sarah and Lisa. Mabuhay! @ericbdk BRANDON BLOCK (Swing, Dance Captain) is thrilled to be with Miss Saigon. He has been seen in the preBroadway tryout of Roman Holiday (Golden Gate Theatre), in the upcoming feature film Isn’t It Romantic and as Jake in Oklahoma! (Muny, St. Louis). Love to blocNYC, his OUMT family, and his beautiful mother, Maria, and sister, Tiffany. Boomer! JOVEN CALLOWAY (Swing). National/ International Tours: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan, The Aluminum Show. Regional: Damn Yankees (Goodspeed), Miss Saigon (TUTS, Riverside Theater), Evita, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Yankee Doodle Dandy (Musical Theater West), Frozen, Aladdin (Disney’s California Adventure). Huge thanks to the creative team, Tara Rubin, DDO, his family, Brian, Mayla and Gus! @jkabobs


KAI AN CHEE (Ensemble, u/s Kim, u/s Gigi). Professional debut! Third culture kid from Penang, Malaysia. BFA NYU Tisch (Fall ’17). Educational Credits: Xanadu (Thetis, Dance Captain), Medusa (Steno). Thanks to cast, creatives and Tara Rubin Casting. To Mum, Dad, Kai Qi and Josiah for their love and support. Look what God has done. Philippians 4:7. kaianchee.com JULIE EICHER (Ensemble, u/s Ellen). National Tour: The Phantom of the Opera (Corps de Ballet, Meg u/s). Regional: Lise in An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Rob Ashford’s Carousel (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Theatre by the Sea, Houston Grand Opera. Ballet Companies: Nashville Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Ballet Neo, Artisan Dance Co. Proud graduate of CCM (Ballet), Interlochen. @julie.eicher MATTHEW DAILEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to join Miss Saigon! National Tour: Jersey Boys (Tommy). Regional: Viva Vegas (Elvis), A Chorus Line (Mike), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), CATS (Rum Tum Tugger). From Denver, CO. Thanks to the Miss Saigon team, family and friends, as well as Paul and Alann. “This is for you, Dad.” @matthewdailey88 TYLER DUNN (Tam) is thrilled to be making his professional debut in Miss Saigon. He got his start in modeling at just one year old. He has appeared in ads for Pampers, Crayola, Old Navy and his latest, Nike. Tyler is currently in kindergarten and can talk your ear off about cars! He thanks his Mom and Dad, and Zuri Talent Agency for this amazing opportunity to travel with Miss Saigon. NOAH GOULDSMITH (Ensemble, Acrobat). Favorite Credits: Isn’t it Romantic, Saturday Night Live, Flashdance (First National Tour), Bad Boys of Dance, Radio City Summer Spectacular, Disney’s Newsies (Fulton Theatre), Oklahoma! (Marriott Theatre). Endless love to my family,

friends and everyone at Bloc NYC. @noahgouldsmith KEILA HALILI (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her National Tour Debut! BA: Chapman University. Infinite love and gratitude to my family and friends, and a thousand thank you’s to Tara Rubin Casting and Clear Talent Group! DREAMS DO COME TRUE. Instagram: @cupofkeila HAVEN JE (Tam) is excited to be making her professional debut with this amazing cast! Her parents met on tour with this show almost 20 years ago, making her the first “Saigon baby” to play the role of Tam! Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting. “HUGGIE, HUGGIE, SQUEEZE” to Mama, Dada, Harper and her puppy Kaia! @officialhavenje. A DA M KAO K E P T ( E n s e m b l e ) . Broadway credits: Miss Saigon (The Engineer/Thuy u/s), Aladdin (Original Broadway Cast). Off-Broadway: Radiant Baby, Zanna, Don’t!. National Tours: MAMMA MIA! (Pepper), Flower Drum Song, Bye Bye Birdie. Regional: Pacific Overtures, Cloudlands, Jesus Christ Superstar. TV: “Master of None,” “General Hospital.” Love to my tribe! adamkaokept.com DAVID KAVERMAN (Ensemble, u/s John). National Tour: Motown The Musical (2nd National); Select Regional: In the Heights (Milwaukee Rep/Seattle Rep/Cincinnati PIP); Sister Act (Arvada Center); Dreamgirls and Carousel (Redhouse Arts Center); Golden Mickeys (Disney Cruise Line). Graduate of Otterbein University (BM) and Manhattan School of Music (MM). Shout out to this Miss Saigon Team, Tara Rubin Casting, The Mine, Supermama, Manda, and friends/ teachers who have given him the world! Love. davidkaverman.com @deighvidk MCKINLEY KNUCKLE (Ensemble, Acrobat) is thrilled to be a part of this production of Miss Saigon! Previous credits: Disney and RCCL cruises lines, Salzburg International Ballet Gala Performance, The Next Step (Disney Channel). Teen Male Dancer of the Year (American Dance Awards 2012) and winner of multiple national dance awards. Thanks to his family, friends and Talent house for their endless love and support. MADOKA KOGUCHI (Ensemble) couldn’t be more thrilled to be living

in the Dreamland! Credits: Night Beats Revamped, A Chorus Line, RENT, MOTHER-A mother of Kamikaze, Tome Torihama. Recent graduate of AMDA NY. Proud native Tokyoite. Thanks Danny at Hudson Artist Agency! For my incredible husband, mom, brother and family in Japan and the U.S. NANCY LAM (Swing) is overjoyed to be living this dream. Some favorites: Miss Saigon (Macau, China), Frozen: Live at the Hyperion (Disney California Adventure), Beijing Spring (East West Players), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Madison Square Garden). Love, Respect, and Gratitude to the Saigon team, DDO, family and friends, Terence. @nancylam BRIAN SHIMASAKI LIEBSON (Swing). National Tour: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (The Footman). Select Regional: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (The Muny), A.R.T., Ogunquit, MSMT, Gateway. Proud graduate of Olin College with a BS in Robotic Engineering. All my love to this team, cast, Tara Rubin and Mom. Thrilled to be a part of Miss Saigon. @LiebsonBounds GARRICK MACATANGAY (Ensemble). First National Tour: Bombay Dreams. Regional: The King and I (Sacramento Music Circus), Sweet Charity (Center Rep), White Christmas (FCLO), Guys and Dolls (AMTSJ). Thanks to Bloc! Much love to my family and friends with their abundant love and support. Love you Mom, Dad, Glenda, Gio, Maui and Cruz! JONELLE MARGALLO (Ensemble, u/s Ellen, u/s Gigi). Broadway: Miss Saigon (Dominique). Other favorite credits include: Here Lies Love, West Side Story, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, A Chorus Line, Women on Fire and Imelda, The Musical!. BFA, Boston Conservatory. Endless gratitude and love to family, friends and Jackson! For Mom and Dad. Love you! @jonellemargallo FIN MOULDING (Tam) is thrilled to be on tour with Miss Saigon! Fin loves acting, singing, and reading too many books way past bedtime. She lives with her mommy in New York and LA. Thanks Mommy, Tara Rubin, friends who are family, and Miss Saigon family. Follow Fin’s adventures, and acting out serious scenes with stuffed animals: @ finmoulding

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RAE LEIGH CASE (Swing) first saw Miss Saigon when she was 8 and has been in love ever since. Credits: Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Saturday Night Fever, Curtains, Shrek, Swing, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, CATS, Peter Pan, Sweet Charity. Love to the best TEAM! TERRY!


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KEVIN MURAKAMI (Ensemble, Acrobat). National tour debut. Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Ensemble). ADALYNN NG (Tam) is excited to make her professional debut as Tam. She got her start as a print model in ads such as The Children’s Place, Nickelodeon and Jordache. In addition to acting and singing, Adalynn enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Thanks to her family, friends and Talent Agency Nouveaux for their support. JACKIE NGUYEN (Ensemble) is proud to be a Vietnamese American actor telling this story. National/ International Tours: Miss Saigon (Kim), My Fair Lady (Swing), Hair, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Swing, Asst. Choreographer/Director). Dedicated to my family who escaped Vietnam over 30 years ago. Con thuong me nhieu. Thanks to the creatives and Craig at Avalon! @jackienguyenx MATTHEW OVERBERG (Ensemble). Originally from Australia, Matthew graduated with a BFA (Dance) in 2014. He has since danced with Royal Caribbean International and appeared in the Australian company of The King and I (Ensemble) and U.S. national tour of Cabaret (Swing). Sending love to my friends, family and husband, Ryan. @dearmatt EMILIO RAMOS (Ensemble). Broadway: The King and I (Lincoln Center). OffBroadway: West Side Story (Carnegie Hall). Tours: The King and I (First National), West Side Story. Regional: The Muny, Houston Grand Opera, Ogunquit Playhouse, The Ordway, ZACH Theatre. Big love to Lucille, the Saigon team and my family. For Lusiya, Gabriella and my Mum. @lilporkbunz ADAM ROBERTS (Ensemble, u/s Chris) is elated to be a part of this beautiful show! Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and Pippin. He has been seen in the national tour of Dirty Dancing, Off-Broadway in Standard Time and as Cornelius in Ozark Actors Theatre’s Hello, Dolly!. He just finished associate directing and choreographing Broadway Backwards. MICHAEL RUSSELL (Ensemble). National tour debut! Regional: Rocky Mountain Repertory: West Side Story (Riff), MAMMA MIA! (Pepper); Uptown Players: A Chorus Line (Mike Costa); The Arvada Center: Joseph

(Napthalie/Apache Dancer); Cortland Repertory: Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero); Casa Mañana: Spamalot. Much love and thanks to my family, Rob, Mike and Ginner. IG: @itsm_russell itsmichaelrussell.com JULIUS SERMONIA (Ensemble, u/s Thuy, Fight Captain). Broadway: Miss Saigon (u/s Club Owner), The King and I (u/s Lun Tha), Doctor Zhivago (Dance Captain), Jesus Christ Superstar, CATS (Mistoffelees). National Tours: The King and I, Contact, CATS. Selected: Yoshimi (La Jolla), Miss Saigon (PCLO), Funny Thing…Forum (Mirvish), Seven seasons with Stratford Festival. @JuliusSermonia TIFFANY TOH (Ensemble). Broadway: Miss Saigon (OBC). National/ International Tours: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast. Other: Legally Blonde (Pilar), South Pacific (Liat), The King and I, Lil’ Kim Australia Tour (backup dancer). SUNY Buffalo graduate in Political Science. Proud Malaysian. For Mum, Jie and Mark! @littletoh NICHOLAS WALTERS (Ensemble, u/s John) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Miss Saigon. Credits: Lusty Lil’s Wild West Revue (Cedar Point Live Entertainment), Hair (Three Rivers Music Theatre). Proud graduate of Ball State University’s BFA Musical Theatre program. Much love to my wonderful friends and family. ANNA-LEE WRIGHT (Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain). Broadway: Miss Saigon. Tours/International: Miss Saigon (u/s Gigi), The Venetian, Macau (opera singer). TV/Film: MTV’s Ladylike (series regular), Love is a Broadway Hit (Bridgette Wu). Love to Eddie at Take3, TR Casting, T and the entire creative team. ALAIN BOUBLIL (Book & Lyrics). Librettist/original lyricist of the musicals La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen with ClaudeMichel Schönberg, and Marguerite with Michel Legrand. Co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced the movie soundtrack of Golden Globe– winning Les Misérables (Academy Award nomination, Best Song). Author: plays The Diary of Adam and Eve and Manhattan Parisienne, prize-winning novel Les Dessous de Soi. Awards: two Tony, Grammy and Victoires de

la Musique awards; Molière, Evening Standard and Olivier awards; special Grammy honor; honoree of NY Pops at Carnegie Hall (2016). Producer: Boublil/ Schönberg Do You Hear the People Sing worldwide symphonic concerts. Member, Board of Directors, NY Pops. C L AU D E - M I C H E L S C H Ö N B E R G (Concept, Book & Music). Co-book writer and composer of La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. Co-wrote Marguerite in collaboration with Alain Boublil, Michel Legrand, Herbert Kretzmer. Supervised overseas p ro d u c t i o n s a n d co - p ro d u ce d international cast albums of his shows. Composed the ballet scores for Wuthering Heights and Cleopatra for Northern Ballet. Co-wrote the screenplay and reconceived the music for the Les Misérables musical movie. Golden Globe and several times Tony and Grammy winner, Oscar nominee, 2016 honoree of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall with Alain Boublil. Appointed visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University. CAMERON MACKINTOSH (Producer) has produced the three longest-running musicals in history: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and CATS. His acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon is now touring North America and the U.K. while his co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins returns to London’s West End in 2019. Cameron enjoys producing new versions of classic musicals such as Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Follies and most recently, his newly rewritten version of Half A Sixpence. In 2013, in conjunction with Working Title Films and Universal, Cameron produced the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning film of Les Misérables. He owns eight London theatres including the Victoria Palace which, after a spectacular refurbishment, is now home to the award-winning musical Hamilton, co-produced with Jeffrey Seller. Cameron was knighted in 1996; recently was the first British producer to be elected to the Theater Hall of Fame; and is the recipient of the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Award. Music Theatre International, the world’s largest owner of secondary rights of many of the greatest musicals ever written, is now one of Cameron’s companies.


MICHAEL MAHLER (Additional Lyrics) is the Chicago-based composer/ lyricist of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, October Sky, Hero, Something in the Game, Painted Alice and others. He served as premiere English lyricist for Boublil & Schönberg’s La Revolution Française and contributed lyrics to Russell Watson’s album Only One Man. Projects in development include Secret of My Success and Gravediggers’ Hamlet. michaelmahler.com WILLIAM DAVID BROHN, 1933– 2017 (Orchestrations). For Cameron Mackintosh: Miss Saigon; Mary Poppins; Oliver!; Barnum; Half a Sixpence; Betty Blue Eyes; My Fair Lady; Carousel; Hey, Mr. Producer!; Witches of Eastwick and Oklahoma. Further commissions included: Wicked, South Pacific, Crazy for You, Porgy and Bess, The Secret Garden and Show Boat. Bill Brohn was a respected collaborator for many productions and celebrated a thirty-year history alongside Cameron Mackintosh and his creative teams. LAURENCE CONNOR (Director). Theatre: Joseph…Dreamcoat (London Palladium), Chess (ENO West End), School of Rock (Broadway, West End, U.S. tour), Les Misérables (Broadway, West End, worldwide, U.S. tour), Miss Saigon (West End, U.S and U.K. tours, worldwide), Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. arena tour, Australia), the entirely new stage production of The Phantom of the Opera (U.S., U.K. tours), Oliver! (U.K. tour). Concerts: The Phantom

of the Opera 25th anniversary (Royal Albert Hall, worldwide cinema streaming, DVD), Les Misérables 25th anniversary (O2 Arena, worldwide cinema streaming, DVD), Miss Saigon 25th anniversary (cinema release, DVD). Awards: Miss Saigon West End (Best Direction – WhatsOnStage, Broadway World awards), Miss Saigon Australia (Best Director of a Musical – Green Room Awards), Les Misérables Korea (Best Director of a Musical). BOB AVIAN (Musical Staging) began his career as a dancer in more than a dozen Broadway shows including West Side Story and Funny Girl. He then became an integral part of every Michael Bennett production for the next 20 years, working as associate choreographer and/or assistant director on Company, Follies, Twigs, Seesaw and God’s Favorite; co-choreographer of A Chorus Line (Tony Award); co-choreographer/ co-producer of Ballroom (Tony Award); and producer of Dreamgirls. London: Follies, Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard (both also Broadway), Martin Guerre (Olivier Award), The Witches of Eastwick. Additional Broadway: Putting It Together, A Chorus Line (director, revival, also at London’s Palladium). GEOFFREY GARRATT (Additional Choreography). Musical staging: Les Misérables (Broadway). Assoc./ Additional Choreography: Broadway: Mary Poppins. West End: Miss Saigon; Mary Poppins; The Witches of Eastwick; Betty Blue Eyes; Oliver!; Hey, Mr. Producer!; South Pacific. Dance Captain: Martin Guerre, CATS. U.K. tours/international: Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, The Witches of Eastwick, Oliver!, Miss Saigon. Choreography: Jack and the Beanstalk, Blues in the Night, Fascinating Aïda, A Doll’s House, Little Shop. TOTIE DRIVER (Set Design) has 25 years’ experience working on the stage designs for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, Theatre de Complicite, Glynedebourne and London’s West End. She is a visiting lecturer on Stage Design at Nottingham Trent University. For Cameron Mackintosh: stage designer for Oliver! U.K. tour, Ghent and Antwerp; Miss Saigon U.K. tour 2002 and subsequently Korea, Australia, Japan, Brazil and Utrecht. For the 2014 return to the West End, she

collaborated with Matt Kinley, winning 2015 WhatsOnStage Best Set Design. MATT KINLEY (Set Design) graduated from the Motley course in 1994 and spent the next decade working in The National Theatre and West End. As part of a long working partnership with Cameron Mackintosh, he has adapted and designed productions of My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Phantom and Les Misérables all over the world amongst the design of numerous other international shows. In 2013, Matt worked alongside Totie Driver to redevelop Miss Saigon ahead of its London revival. They have continued their relationship to bring you this new version. ADRIAN VAUX, 1936–2012 (Design Concept), studied design at the Slade School. London: house designer at Mermaid Theatre (1964–1970), Leicester Phoenix/Haymarket (1971– 1980), Old Vic (1980–1982); West End credits including My Fair Lady, Cause Célèbre, Tomfoolery. He began working in Israel in 1968, amassing extensive credits including the original production of Ghetto. Recent work: international tours of Miss Saigon and Oliver!; August: Osage County for Habimah in Israel. ANDREANE NEOFITOU (Costume Design). Theatre includes Les Misérables (Tony nomination) and Miss Saigon (worldwide); Once in a Lifetime, Nicholas Nickleby, Hedda Gabler, The Merchant of Venice, Fair Maid of the West, The Changeling (all Royal Shakespeare Company); Peter Pan (National Theatre); Grease (West End); Miss Julie (Athens); Carmen (Royal Albert Hall); Timon of Athens with David Suchet (Old Vic); Martin Guerre (Guthrie); Nabucco (The Met); Jane Eyre (Broadway, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Film includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by Tom Stoppard. BRUNO POET (Lighting Design) works extensively across theatre, opera, dance, music and live events. He won the Olivier Award for his lighting on Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein at the National Theatre and a Knight of Illumination Award for his lighting on Sigur Ros’ 2012–2013 world tour. He subsequently designed the lighting for their current 2016–2017 world tour. His international work includes productions

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RICHARD MALTBY, JR. (Lyrics). Broadway: conceived and directed two Tony Award Best Musicals: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978, also Best Director); Fosse (1999). Ring of Fire (2006). With composer David Shire: director/ lyricist: Baby (1983); lyricist: Big (1996). Co-lyricist: Miss Saigon (1989); The Pirate Queen (2007). Director/ co-lyricist: Song & Dance (1986). Director: The Story of My Life (2009). Off-Broadway: director/lyricist: Starting Here, Starting Now (1977); Closer Than Ever (1989). Director: Just Jim Dale, Roundabout (2014), London (2015). Regional: lyricist: Take Flight, Chocolate Factory (2010), McCarter (2012); book/lyrics, Waterfall, Pasadena, Seattle (2015). Film: screenplay, Miss Potter. Contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harper’s. Son of well-known orchestra leader. Children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily, Charlotte.


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for the National, RSC, Royal Opera House, Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Bregenz Festival, English National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, The Royal Ballet and in the West End. LUKE HALLS (Projections) is a video designer for theatre, opera, dance and music. He has received a Knight of Illumination Award for Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House and a BAFTA for his work on ITV’s The Cube. Luke has designed internationally for music artists including, most recently, Beyoncé (Formation world tour), Adele (2016 world tour) and U2 (2015 world tour). His theatre work includes Half a Sixpence (West End), Man and Superman (National Theatre) and Hamlet (Barbican) starring Benedict Cumberbatch. MICK POTTER (Sound Designer) has designed the sound for over 100 musicals worldwide including Broadway and West End productions of School of Rock (Drama Desk Award nominee), Les Misérables (Tony Award nominee, Helpmann Award), The Phantom of the Opera (Parneli Award), Miss Saigon, Evita, The Woman in White (Olivier Award), Bombay Dreams, Saturday Night Fever, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Betty Blue Eyes, The Wizard of Oz, Love Never Dies (Green Room Award), Sister Act, Joseph…, Zorro, The Sound of Music, Half a Sixpence and CATS. ST E P H E N B R O O K E R ( M u s i c a l Supervisor). Conductor/Musical Director: Les Misérables film. Supervisor: Les Misérables (NY, London, Tokyo), Half a Sixpence, Barnum, Oliver!, Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon, CATS, My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden, South Pacific, Chess, The Woman in White, Saturday Night Fever, The Phantom of the Opera. Conductor: symphonies and choirs worldwide including Royal Choral Society for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Composer: Walt Disney, Coca-Cola, Ford Motors, BMW Motor, Jaguar Cars. Produced recordings of Les Misérables, Oliver!, Mary Poppins, South Pacific. Conducted the 85th Academy Awards. JA M E S M O O R E ( U. S . M u s i c a l Supervisor). Broadway: On the Town, Gigi, Follies, South Pacific, Ragtime, Steel Pier, Company. National tours: The Producers; Kiss Me, Kate; Crazy for You; And the World Goes ‘Round—The

Songs of Kander and Ebb. Regional: Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Paper Mill, The Muny. Symphonic: National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, The Santa Barbara Symphony. Recordings: On the Town, Follies. Education: Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. SETH SKLAR-HEYN (Associate D i r e c t o r/ E xe c u t i ve P r o d u c e r ) . Broadway: Miss Saigon, Les Misérables (Executive Producer); The Phantom of the Opera (Production Supervisor); Miss Saigon, Evita, A Little Night Music, Finian’s Rainbow, Good Vibrations (Associate Director); Mary Stuart, Rock’n’Roll, Frost/Nixon (Assistant Director); The Coast of Utopia (Assistant to the Director). National Tours: Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera (Executive Producer and Associate Director); Billy Elliot (Resident Director). Seth directed the national tours of Frost/Nixon and Evita (2012 revival). Seth serves as Executive Producer for Cameron Mackintosh Inc. in NY. Graduate of Vassar College. JESSE ROBB (Associate Choreographer). Broadway: 2017 Revival of Miss Saigon (Associate Choreographer) and The Cher Show (Associate Choreographer). Toronto: We Will Rock You (Resident Choreographer), Dirty Dancing (Resident Choreographer), The Lord of The Rings (Dance Captain). Vegas: Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity (Dance Captain). Jesse recently choreographed Elizabeth Cree for Opera Philadelphia and Ragtime at the Ogunquit Playhouse. He has served as associate director/choreographer at 5th Avenue Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, and Berkshire Theatre Group, among others. WILL CURRY (Music Director/ Conductor). Broadway: My Fair Lady (LCT), Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables. National Tours: Les Misérables. Cast Albums: My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, John & Jen. Education: Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. For my family and Sebastian. @wjcurry. RYAN EMMONS (Resident Director) is the founding co-artistic director of

No.11 Productions. Directing credits with No.11 include Quest for the West, Coosje and Friends Call Me Albert. Broadway resident/assistant credits: Ghost, Matilda the Musical and Groundhog Day. Ryan was also the resident director for the 1st National Tour of Matilda the Musical. Thanks Jane! www.ryanemmonsdirects.com TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Selected Broadway: King Kong, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, CATS, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, MAMMA MIA!, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Café; Jersey Boys; Here Lies Love; Love, Loss and What I Wore. Selected Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo Rep. www.tararubincasting.com JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). Over 100 Broadway shows. Recent: Hello, Dolly!; Indecent; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; A Bronx Tale; The Great Comet of 1812; Waitress; Something Rotten!; Beautiful; Jersey Boys. Musician (bass): Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Bette Midler. His album Stage Door Johnny—John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics. johnmillerbass.com JACK STEPHENS (Company Manager) has hit the road with many great touring productions, including The Magic of David Copperfield, Blue Man Group (North America and Latin America), Into the Woods, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Chorus Line (North America and Tokyo), Finding Neverland, Shrek The Musical (Asia) and RENT, among others. He resides in Denver and Las Vegas. JUSTIN T. SCHOLL (Associate Company Manager) is proud to be joining the Saigon family. Broadway: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Assistant to CM). Tours: Gentleman’s Guide, R&H’s Cinderella, Shrek The Musical (International), Beauty and the Beast (International), Elf, Flashdance, and Broadway Rox. Thanks for everything Mom, Dad, Sydney, my Human and Cookie.


MICHELLE DUNN (Stage Manager). Broadway: The Lion King, Jumpers, Bridge and Tunnel, Dance of the Vampires. National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Hairspray. Other credits include: Houston Ballet and Disney Cruise Line. Love and thanks to my family for your never-ending support. For Dad. SUE KARUTZ (Assistant Stage Manager). Tours: Robert Wilson, Tom Waits & William S. Burroughs’ The Black Rider (London, San Francisco, Sydney, Los Angeles); Les Miserables Third National Tour (over 100 cities worldwide, including Shanghai and Seoul premieres); and Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo (Moscow and Brussels.) Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of Wicked. RACHAEL WILKIN (Assistant Stage Manager). National Tours: Waitress, Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods, Pippin. Regional: Edinburgh and NY Fringe Festival, RWCMD. Scenic fabrication/painting: The Humans (Broadway). BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press and Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing and press company representing award-winning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, A Bronx Tale, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Sting starring in The Last Ship, Be More Chill, The Ferryman, Potted Potter, The Heroin Diaries Musical, The Crown Dual, The New Colossus, the Lythgoe Family Panto productions including Aladdin and His Winter Wish and A Cinderella Christmas, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. bbonyc.com NICHOLAS ALLOTT (Executive Producer) joined Cameron Mackintosh in 1981 as Executive Producer for CATS

and subsequently Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Oliver! and Mary Poppins, amongst others. Executive Producer of the feature film of Les Misérables. Since 2000, Managing Director of Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. Chairman of Soho Theatre, Trustee of the Roundhouse, Patron of Shakespeare Schools Festival and U.K. Business Ambassador for the Prime Minister’s Office. Awarded an OBE for services to theatre and charity by the Queen in 2014. SETH WENIG (Executive Producer) has been with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He spearheaded the international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall. Seth has produced the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and the National Theatre production of War Horse. Together with Cameron Mackintosh, Seth served as Executive Producer for both the U.S. and U.K. tours of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, the 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour of Les Misérables, the new The Phantom of the Opera tour, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group and The Band’s Visit. He is most proud of his greatest productions – Marlo and Camden. N E T WO R K S P R E S E N TAT I O N S (Producer), from its inception over 20 years ago, has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having toured over 70 produc tions internationally, NETworks’ current and upcoming touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, Once On This Island, N ickelo de on’s The S ponge B ob Musical , Waitres s , C ameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon and The Band’s Visit. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION (“Equity”), founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 actors and stage managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits including health

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Opening Night: September 28, 2018 STAFF FOR MISS SAIGON EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Nicholas Allott Seth Sklar-Heyn Seth Wenig GENERAL MANAGEMENT GENTRY & ASSOCIATES Gregory Vander Ploeg Elisabeth Bayer Steve Varon Pearce Landry-Wegener Nicole Gehring PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS Jason Juenker Hector Guivas Evan Rooney Walker White Emma Downey COMPANY MANAGER Jack Stephens Associate Company Manager Justin T. Scholl TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGMENT, PRESS AND MARKETING BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC Steven Schnepp Kent McIngvale, Jenny Bates, David Freeland, Zach Stevenson, Sean Mackey, Stacey Burns, Danny Knaub, Rachel Peterson, Phil Della Noce BBONYC.com CASTING TARA RUBIN CASTING Tara Rubin CSA Merri Sugarman CSA Claire Burke CSA Eric Woodall CSA Kaitlin Shaw CSA Lindsey Levine CSA Felicia Rudolph CSA Xavier Rubiano Louis DiPaolo ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Seth Sklar-Heyn ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER Jesse Robb PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Jovon E. Shuck RESIDENT DIRECTOR Ryan Emmons Stage Manager..................................................... Michelle Dunn Assistant Stage Managers.. Sue Karutz, Rachael Wilkin Production Supervisor..................................Davin De Santis Fight Director..............................................................Joe Bostick Vocal Consultant......................................................... Liz Caplan Associate Scenic Designer.........................Christine Peters U.K. Associate Lighting Designer, Automated Lighting Programmer....................................Warren Letton U.S. Associate Lighting Designer.................... John Viesta U.S. Assistant Lighting Designer....................Henry Wilen U.K. Associate Sound Designer......................... Adam Fisher U.S. Associate Sound Designer........................ Josh Hummel Projection Programmer.............................................Sam Lisher Synthesizer Programmer................................ Stuart Andrews Associate Synthesizer Programmer............... David Weiser Head Carpenter.........................................................Mark Comito Flyman.............................................................................Blair Carper Automation Carpenter......... Matthew Brown, Corey Tobin Assistant Carpenter...................................Timothy Bergstrom Head Electrician..................................Joseph Barrett Roberts Assistant Electricians.......Matthew Brehm, Isis Harrington Production Electrician.....................Matthew Charles Hrinko Head Properties........................................................ Ryan Brooke Assistant Properties...............................................Tessa Spence Head Sound Engineer....................................................Ian Loftis Assistant Sound Engineer.................................... Alex Spigner U.K. Wardrobe Consultant.........................................Lee Tassie U.S. Associate Costume Designer.................Daryl A. Stone Costume Assistants.......... Aidan Griffiths, Erick Sundquist Wardrobe Supervisor..................Laci Bradshaw-Roberts Asst. Wardrobe Supervisor...........................Melissa Payte Wig Designer................................................ David Lawrence

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JOVON E. SHUCK (Production Stage Manager). A proud member of AEA and graduate of Michigan State University, Jovon’s credits include the national tours of: Waitress, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Much love to Sheila Marie, always.


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Hair Supervisor.....................................................Barbie McCann Production Assistants............ Andrea Kehler, Mandy Scott Child Wrangler.................................................... Charles Thurton Music Coordinator........................................................ John Miller Rehearsal Pianist.................................................Danny Percefull Vietnamese Language Consultant..............Jackie Nguyen, Matthew Overberg Advertising/Marketing/ Website......................................Cameron Mackintosh LTD Radio and Television Spot Production.................Steam UK Social Media...............................................................Serino Coyne Tutoring................................................... On Location Education Physical Therapy..................... Neurosport Physical Therapy Merchandising................................Platypus Productions, LLC Merchandising Manager.....................................Katrina Chadd Legal Services.................................................. Rick Pappas, Esq. Accounting................................ NETworks Presentations LLC Technical Production Accounting.......................Colin Byrne HR and Payroll Services......................Human Resources inc Housing................. Road Concierge, an ALTOUR Company Travel Agency..........................................................Janice Kessler, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Trucking......................................................................Clark Transfer Immigration Attorney ................................Jeffrey Gabel, Esq. Traffic Control Group Theatre Displays.......................................................King Displays Production Photography............................. Matthew Murphy CREDITS Scenery and scenic effects built, electrified and painted by Great Lakes Scenic Service, Burlington, ONT. Show deck built by PRG Scenic Technologies, New Windsor, NY. Show control and scenic motion control featuring Stage Command Systems® by PRG Scenic Technologies. Additional scenic motion control provided by Silicon Theatre Scenery BV, The Netherlands. Lighting equipment provided by Christie Lites, East Rutherford, NJ. Sound equipment provided by Sound Associates, Yonkers, NY. Video projection system provided Sound Associates, Yonkers, NY. Video equipment provided by PRG Video, Secaucus, NJ. Firearms provided by Sordelet Ink, Montclair, NJ. Additional props fabricated by BrenBri Properties, Little Falls, NJ; and Arnold Levine Millinery, New York, NY. Wigs by Stefan Musch & The Wig Factory USA. Additional costumes by Arel Studio, Timberlake Studio, Sabena Sellnow, David Menkes Leather, Carmen Gee, CEGO Custom Shirts, and Hochi Asiatico with special thanks to Rick Kelly. Custom Shoes by Jitterbug Boy, The Leather Shop/Center Shoes, Worldtone Shoes, and LaDuca Shoes. Millinery by Arnold Levine. Costume crafts/distressing by Juliann Kroboth and Eric Winterling. Bra*Tenders for hosiery & undergarments. Helicopter automation and engineering by Paul Craven, Adder Engineering. Simon Wait, Silicone Theatre Scenery. FOR CAMERON MACKINTOSH, LTD. Directors..................................................... Cameron Mackintosh Nicholas Allott Alan Finch Richard Johnston Robert Noble Richard Knibb Deputy Managing Director.................................Robert Noble Chief Financial Officer.........................................Richard Knibb Executive Producer...................................Thomas Schönberg Technical Director............................................ Jerry Donaldson Licensing Manager................................................... Maria Baxter Head of Marketing................................................David Dolman Head of Casting........................................................ Paul Wooller Head of Music.................................................. Stephen Metcalfe Assistant to Cameron Mackintosh...................... Jane Austin Assistant to Nicholas Allott..............................Claire Delfont Assistant to Alan Finch and Robert Noble..................................................Zory Mishchiy Licensing Assistant...................................................Jen Mitchell Technical Coordinator..........................................Molly Crewes FOR CAMERON MACKINTOSH, INC. Managing Director..............................................Nicholas Allott Executive Producer.........................................Seth Sklar-Heyn Production Associate...........................................Shidan Majidi 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 and Administrative Assistant..................................................................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

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Manager, Grants Rachel Garn..................................Email Developer Marc Ravenhill................Manager, Stewardship Jacquelyn Glover.......Junior Web Developer/ Julie Voorhees....Manager, Capital Campaign Administration Erin Walker..............Senior Director, Major Gifts Brittany Gutierrez.................... Communications Associate EDUCATION & COMMUNITY Donna Hendricks................Executive Assistant ENGAGEMENT Jeff Hovorka......... Director, Sales & Marketing Emily Kent................................Director, Marketing Allison Watrous..................... Executive Director Lucas Kreitler.............Junior Graphic Designer Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski............................ Director, David Lenk.......................................Video Producer Education & Curriculum Management Emily Lozow......Marketing & Digital Manager Stuart Barr..................................Technical Director Adam Lundeen...........Marketing Technologist Claudia Carson.....Teaching Artist & Program Manager – Playwriting & Bobby G Kyle Malone.....................................Design Director Leslie Channell.............................................. Director, Helen Masvikeni..........................Project Manager Business Operations Carolyn Michaels....................................Copywriter Hanna Dotson........................Assistant Registrar Cheyenne Michaels.........Marketing Associate Linda Eller........................................................Librarian John Moore....................... Senior Arts Journalist Timothy McCracken...................Head of Acting Anna Nunez........................Jr. Marketing Analyst Laura Morales....................Director, Community Joseph Schurwonn.................Financial Analyst Engagement Austin Walker.................Marketing Coordinator David Saphier.......Teaching Artist & Program Suzanne Yoe...........Director, Communications & Cultural Affairs Manager – In School Programming Elizabeth Schmit..........................Office Manager Melissa Sumner............................................Registrar TICKETING & AUDIENCE SERVICES Rachel Taylor...............................Teaching Artist & Jennifer Lopez....................Director, Ticketing & Audience Services Program Manager – Literacy Engagement and Resiliency Programming Ticketing Services Justin Walvoord........................Teaching Artist & Kirk Petersen...........................Associate Director, Program Manager – Patron Relations Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Micah White.............................Associate Director, Subscription Services FACILITIES & EVENT SERVICES Billy Dutton....Associate Director, Operations Malcolm Brown..............Subscription Manager Facilities Amanda Gomez...........VIP Ticketing Manager Timothy Courson.....................Director, Facilities Christina Gesford, Tristan Jungferman, Management Mariah Thompson..........Box Office Managers Peter Sifter......Manager, Facilities Operations Roger Haak.............VIP Ticketing Coordinator Dwight Barela, Mark Dill, Adam Busch, D.J. 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Brett Mitchell, conductor Renée Fleming, soprano Rod Gilfry, baritone

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We are proud to have been long-time sponsors of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Best of Broadway Society, providing continuity and supporting DCPA’s ongoing efforts to enrich the Denver community. Over the years, our CIBC professionals and their families have had the pleasure of attending many notable performances. We’ve seen firsthand the impact that DCPA has made through arts education. To further this important work, CIBC also has committed an increased donation benefiting DCPA arts and education programs. CIBC believes that arts education builds confidence, fosters critical thinking and shapes tomorrow’s leaders. CIBC also strives to ensure its clients’ success. We now provide tailored commercial, wealth management, personal and small business financial solutions across the U.S. We are driven by our passion to be the leader in client relationships. We strive to understand each client’s story, financial needs and goals because we’re committed to becoming a partner in their success. Distinguishing factors of CIBC include: Strength: Backed by industry-leading financial strength and innovation Solutions: A powerful suite of personalized financial products and services Approach: Familiarity with your business and personal goals to help realize your ambitions Reach: Integrated North American private wealth and commercial banking platform It has been our privilege to support DCPA for the past 16 years, and we are pleased to further deepen our engagement with this worthy cause.

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Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End Sep 4 – 22 A Doll’s House & A Doll’s House, Part 2 in repertory Sep 6 – Nov 24 Miss Saigon Sep 10 – 22 Goodnight Moon Oct 4 – Feb 16 The Improvised Shakespeare Company Oct 15 – Mar 22 Blue Man Group Oct 22 – 27 The Phantom of the Opera Nov 6 – 17

Avery is intrigued when a DCPA teaching artist uses theatre to teach math at her school.

Twelfth Night Nov 15 – Dec 22

The cast of Oklahoma! Photo by Adams VisCom.

Camp Christmas Nov 21 – Jan 5

Her class then takes a fieldtrip to see Oklahoma! and she sees history in a new way. Inspired, Avery enrolls in an acting class where she gains confidence and creativity.

Hip Hop Nutcracker Nov 23 – 24 Jesus Christ Superstar Nov 26 – Dec 1 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical! Dec 3 – 8 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Dec 14 – 15 Escape to Margaritaville Dec 23 – Jan 5 You Lost Me Jan 17 – Feb 23 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Jan 28 – Feb 9

Photos by John Moore

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: LIve Feb 15 RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Feb 28 – Mar 1 The SpongeBob Musical Mar 10 – 22

FOR A COMPLETE LIST, VISIT DENVERCENTER.ORG Tickets for some shows are currently unavailable.

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In March, DCPA Trustee Fred Churbuck participated in our company meeting. Afterward, he shared his appreciation for the talent, teamwork and dedication that it takes to create a theatre season. His words inspired us and we thought they might inspire you. Enjoy!

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I sat there on the stage looking out across the audience feeling really humbled and really in awe. In a sense, it was as if I was seeing the DCPA for the first time. In my mind’s eye, the DCPA has always been a place — granted, a place of magic — the magic of impossible love stories, of star-crossed lovers and ancient French Opera Houses haunted by phantoms, a place where no matter where you come from or where you are going, you can be who you are. I think in my mind I always pictured the buildings and the costumes and the sets, but today I saw the true “magic” of the DCPA — the team that works tirelessly, often behind the scenes, organizing the house, working the box office, building the sets, raising the money, bringing the shows and handling the finances. The picture in my head of what the DCPA looks like will always be the awesome team of people I saw today. Life isn’t easy, not for any of us. We are called to do the best we can with the cards that are dealt, to try to be the best we can be and to hopefully leave the world a better place. Despite

the many challenges we face, when the lights go down inside the theater — when that curtain opens and the music starts — every member of the audience has a chance to put down their heavy cross and be transported to another world. In my heart, I believe it is during these times of laughter, or of hope, or if I’m crying my eyes out during Les Misérables that I am healing. The people sitting around me are also healing. Theater is an incredible escape for all of us, a time where we push the boundaries of imagination.  Every one of the people at that meeting represents what the Denver Center “magic” is. Everyone contributes to filling up the hearts and hopes of hundreds of thousands of people every year. The magic of the Denver Center begins and ends with the team that makes it all happen — and the leaders who fearlessly, joyfully pursue excellence of the highest level.  I am so proud. Proud to be a patron. Prouder to be a trustee and truly so humbled. And proudest to be able to support the DCPA as a donor. The work is awesome!

The magic of the Denver Center begins and ends with the team that makes it all happen — and the leaders who fearlessly, joyfully pursue excellence of the highest level. — FRED CHURBUCK THE SALAH FOUNDATION

(l-r) Trustee Fred Churbuck addresses employees at a DCPA all-team meeting with fellow Trustees Patty Baca and Alan Salazar along with President & CEO Janice Sinden.


The Denver Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following donors of $250 or more for activities July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Contributions to A Grander Opening Capital Campaign are acknowledged separately.

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SPOTLIGHT VISIONARY ($10,000 - $14,999) Arleen Brown Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck CCIG Chestnutt Wines+ Citi Private Bank | Citibank N.A. Colorado Creative Industries Colorado Rockies+


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Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust*

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