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Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella March 3 | 7:30 PM 35

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Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories March 6 | 7:00 PM 41

Olate Dogs: Rescue Tour Motown the Musical March 10 | 2:30 PM March 20 & 21 | 7:30 PM

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Curtain Raisers RiverCenter Members RiverCenter Capstone Society Volunteers

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FROM THE D I R EC TOR Welcome to the 2017-2018 RiverCenter Experience! Whether you are joining us for the first time or are a regular attendee, we are thrilled that you have joined us!  This season we continue programs that are certain to delight, inspire and amaze.  Family matinee performances for the very young and the young at heart are on tap, together with stories of romance told in music, dance and the spoken word.  Norman S. Easterbrook Experience the Broadway musical ELF with Executive Director your family. Perhaps a rock concert with Classic Albums Live is more your speed. On Valentine’s Day enjoy dinner and comedy with your sweetheart or just a ladies night.  We are so pleased to be hosting the Mystical Arts of Tibet in the spring. Patrons can see the monks design a sand mandala in the RiverCenter lobby! We will offer expanded Arts Education this season, too. All part of our commitment to provide opportunities for school students to engage in the live performing arts, not just at RiverCenter but through training teachers in ways that they can use the performing arts each day in the classroom. None of this could be possible without your generous support. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre this season!

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2017-2018 SEASON

BROADWAY ON BROADWAY SERIES ELF: The Musical | Nov. 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM Dirty Dancing | Dec. 2, 2017 | 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour | Jan. 11, 2018 | 7:30 PM Motown the Musical | Mar. 20 & 21, 2018 | 7:30 PM The Sound of Music |Apr. 17 & 18, 2018 | 7:30 PM

CENTER STAGE SERIES Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd | Sep. 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! | Dec. 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival | Feb. 1, 2018 | 7:30 PM The Magic of Adam Trent | Feb. 2, 2018 | 7:30 PM Southern Fried Chicks: Cage-Free Comedy Tour | Feb. 14, 2018 | 7:30 PM Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella | Mar. 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM Olate Dogs: Rescue Tour | Mar. 10, 2018 | 2:30 PM Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin | Apr. 7, 2018 | 7:30 PM

RIVERCENTER CONNECT SERIES Choir of Clare College, Cambridge | Dec. 9, 2017 | 7:30 PM Cantus Christmas | Dec. 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM Mystical Arts of Tibet | Feb. 16, 2018 | 7:30 PM Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories | Apr. 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM

RIVERCENTER discovery SERIES Pete the Cat Oct. 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM & Oct. 17 & 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Nov. 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM & Nov. 15, 2017 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Freedom Train | Jan. 25, 2018 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories Mar. 6, 2018 | 7:00 PM & Mar. 6 & 7, 2018 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM The Rainbow Fish | May 11, 2018 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM & 6:30 PM

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RiverCenter Advancement RiverCenter is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Ticket sales meet only a portion of RiverCenter’s operating expenses. The balance is covered by contributions to RiverCenter. The generosity of many individuals and corporations helps River­Center present world-class artists and offer varied educational opportunities. To receive informa­tion about becoming a Mem­ber or Curtain Raiser, please call 706-256-3653 or email development@rivercenter.org.

RiverCenter Sponsors: Curtain Raisers

Curtain Raisers are RiverCenter’s major sponsors, granting agencies, or corporate contributors. The funds support River­Center’s diverse program schedule, in­cluding pro­fessional touring attractions and edu­ca­tional activi­ties. RiverCenter values its phenomenal partners. List based on donations given as of Feb. 1, 2018 SEASON SPONSOR

CHAMPION LEVEL SPONSORS

SUSTAINER LEVEL SPONSORS

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Columbus Water Works Greystone Properties, LLC

Kodak Company SILVER LEVEL MEMBERS

Chick-fil-A, Inc. Giving Fund

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BRONZE LEVEL MEMBERS

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RIVERCENTER MEMBERS

MARQUEE SOCIETY MEMBERS • The Marquee Society advances fulfillment of RiverCenter’s mission of “bringing together a variety of artists and audiences for entertainment, education and enrichment of the cultural life of our region.” Society members annually contribute $1,000 or more and know the true value of the arts and cultural preservation. Membership has its benefits. Please contact Betsy Fitzgerald at 706-256-3653 to discuss Marquee Society membership. List based on donations given as of Feb. 1, 2018

M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: S U S TA I N E R L E V E L

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Butler M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: B E N E F A C T O R L E V E L

Sally and Madden Hatcher Al and Betsy Ramsay M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: D I A M O N D L E V E L Anonymous

Mary W. Schley

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Amos

Mr. and Mrs. Wright B. Waddell

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Blanchard

Mrs. Janice M. Watson In memory of Dr. Davis R. Watson, Sr.

Gardiner and Nora Garrard Dr. David and Suzanne Levine

Ray M. and Jane R. Wright Foundation

M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: P L AT I N U M L E V E L Kriss and Lisa Cloninger

Dr. Franklin J. Star

Akitoshi and Etsuko Kan

Judy W. Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Martin, II

Rick and Jan Ussery

Mr. & Mrs. Jack J. Pease, III

Wade and Adrianne Wallace

David and Linell Pringle

James and Teresa White

Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Robbins

Mr. and Mrs. M. Troy Woods

Mr. Gavin G. Spence

James D. and Ruth B. Yancey

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M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: G O L D L E V E L Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Q. Alcaide Rick and Cindy Alexander Fred & Catalina Aranas Family Foundation Kara and Matthew Barkley Jacob and Claire Beil Dr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Bernard, Jr. Mrs. Tom B. Black Mr. and Mrs. Walker R. Bickerstaff Miss Lucy Hill Bowers Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bradley Kay Broda Mrs. Charles W. Burgin Mrs. Otis B. Burnham Ann Burr Mrs. Forrest L. Champion, Jr. Creek Stand Partners, LP Janet Davis Mr. and Mrs. Norman S. Easterbrook Mr. and Mrs. Thad Estes Drs. Bobbi Farber and Thomas Walsh Suzanne and Joel Fine Mrs. Frank D. Foley, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Mark R. Fortson Mrs. Mellie S. Fountain Cindy and Spencer Garrard Mr. and Mrs. J. Hudson Garrett Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Goldsmith Mrs. Richard Hallock Mr. and Mrs. A. Comer Hobbs Roderick C. and Stephanie Y. Hunter Mrs. Stephen C. Hunter Dr. William P. Kendall Susan and Bryson Langford

John and Kayron Laska Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Lawhorne, Jr. Mary Jane and Tony Link Mrs. James B. Lipham Jacki W. Lowe Mr. Walter Miller, Jr. Mrs. A. Ben Moon, Jr. Jimmy and Barbara Motos Mr. Jerry B. Newman Mr. and Mrs. Marc Olivie Ruth Ann and Lamar Powers Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reed The Honorable and Mrs. Rumer Dr. Carole Rutland and Mr. Robert D. Offer Marnie Salter The Honorable Julia Willcox-Lumpkin Sando and Colonel Donald Mark Sando, U.S. Army, Retired Mr. Stephen M. Sawyer Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Scarbrough, III Mr. and Mrs. William P. Scarbrough Mr. and Mrs. John A. Shinkle Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Sprouse Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Swift, III Jim and Pat Thompson Chip and Audrey Tillman Mr. and Mrs. Philip Tomlinson Martha S. Tubb Brad and Sally Turner Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Turner Mr. and Mrs. John T. Turner Chris Weaver Bernard and Sylvia Witt Foundation Matthew E. and Cynthia Woodsmall Mr. and Mrs. Joel O. Wooten

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SILVER & BRONZE MEMBERS • Individuals may become members of RiverCenter with a contribution of $100 or more. List based on donations given as of Feb. 1, 2018

S I LV E R L E V E L Maria Luisa Aranas Ms. Betty L. Auten Bruce and Angie Bacon Dr. and Mrs. Philip L. Brewer Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Bush Matthew and Zarina Cheves Dr. Thomas Cochran Dail and Christy Fields In memory of Wendell Lewis Marlene and Robert Garnett Steve and Mary Hall Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Hare Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hardegree Ed and Lana Helton

Charlie and Pam Johnson Mrs. Charlyn Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Justin Krieg Ashok and Mary Kumar Ben and Annelle McCosh Gene and Meg Perkins Bob and Stacy Poydasheff Col. and Mrs. Robert H. Robinson Ralph and Edith Satterwhite Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Staples Mr. and Mrs. Matt Swift M. E. Thorne Pat and Jack Wilensky

BRONZE LEVEL Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. W. Mizell Alexander Ray L. Allison Brian and Heather Anderson Mr. Richard F. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. James R. Ballengee Peggy and Charles Batastini Janice Beam Susan and Carter Berry Mrs. James J. W. Biggers, Jr. Alfred and Courtney Blackmar Neil Block and Regina Satlof Ms. Jaunita Booker Patricia A. Boutton Iveta and Jim Boyanchek Chuck and Carol Bradshaw Sherida Brannan 8

Ms. Julie A. Bray Frank and Jo Ann Brown Thomas B. Buck, III Dr. Bob and Lisa Bunting Revs. Taylor and Grace Burton-Edwards John and Eva Chappelle Joan S. Cheves Skip and Joyce Chittenden Bonnie and Leslie Cohn Red and Fay Coleman Rev. and Mrs. Mabry Collins Mrs. Marion Cornwell Mr. and Mrs. Craddock Donna J. Craig Mrs. L. A. Cunningham Don and Bobbie Dakin Dan and Sandy Dawson


Martha and Kelly Dimon Mrs. Frank S. Etheridge, III Henry Farmer Judge and Mrs. Kenneth B. Followill Brett Gant Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gaymon Dr. and Mrs. Lamar Hamric Phil and Marie Hand Maj. Gen (Ret.) and Mrs. Henry H. Harper Corinne M. Haslam Mr. and Mrs. David Hay Dr. and Mrs. Steven Henslee Ms. Betty Jo Hooks Pamela C. Humber Jeanette and Milton Jones Kevin and Donna Kelly Mrs. Jean Kent Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kilpatrick, Jr. Jo Ann and Ernie Kirk LTC (Ret.) Patricia A. Krause Mr. and Mrs. John T. Laney, III Marv and Vicki Lieberman Julie and Neal Littlejohn Wylene and Morris Loeb Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Mahone Jim and Mary Matthews Ginny Mayher Almeda Medlin Chris and Wendy Miller Mr. and Mrs. Binford Minter Vincent and Dian Naman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Olson Louise and Judson Patten Bill and Pat Porter

Mr. and Mrs. E. Lowry Reid, Jr. Dr. John C. Richards Mrs. Amy Robertson Dr. and Mrs. Theus W. Rogers, Jr. Barbara Rothschild Sally Rotunno Neil Block and Regina Satlof Mr. George F. Schladensky Patricia Schneider Joyce and Henry Schwob Alex and Willette Shalishali Ms. Eva M. Smith Mrs. Bettye T. Spence Murray and Celia Solomon Warren and Lorie Steele Dr. and Mrs. John R. Stephenson Mary Stewart Patty Kimbrough Taylor Tom and Jackie Titus Jim and Sue Trott Mr. and Mrs. Dave Troxel Ms. Lois Tryon Richard M. Tucker In memory of Marjorie S. Tucker Tim Vinson Dr. Thomas A. and Sherry F. Wade Anita B. Walters Lamar and Dorenda Weaver Mark and Andi Weaver In Honor of Chris Weaver Lynn and Rex Whiddon Jim and Ann White Jerrel and Laura Yates Mrs. Margaret G. Zollo

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The Capstone Society “Assuring the Promise of Tomorrow”

The Capstone Society is RiverCenter’s planned-giving program. Founded by the late Wendell Lewis, the society honors donors who disclose they have included RiverCenter for the Per­forming Arts in their estate plans. It provides RiverCenter the opportunity to recognize and thank these donors during their lifetimes. If you have made a plan­ned gift to River­Center, Inc. and are not listed below, or if you wish to discuss how your planned gift can assist RiverCenter in its artistic and educa­tional mission, please contact the Advancement office at 706-256-3653 or development@rivercenter.org.

Mr. & Mrs. W. Mizell Alexander Thomas B. Buck, III Mrs. Otis B. Burnham Dorothy Jean Bush

Nora Garrard Charlyn Kerr Virginia Norman Chris Weaver

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade we do not plan to sit.” —Nelson Henderson

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MARQUEE SOC I ETY THE MARQUEE SOCIETY IS COMPRISED OF DONORS WHO INVEST A MINIMUM OF $1,000 TO THE RIVERCENTER MISSION EACH SEASON.

Every aspect of the Marquee Society emblem has a special meaning. The gears represent our mill history and the collaboration of the Columbus Challenge.The bee in its hive is a powerful symbol of the workers who built the city and RiverCenter. The blue represents our connection to the mighty river and the creative flow of the arts. The gold represents your annual investment and commitment to quality. Each Marquee Society member embodies the spirit and sentiment of this design. To join the Marquee Society, visit rivercenter.org, email development@rivercenter.org, or call 706-256-3653.

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MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET

Cinderella CENTER STAGE

MARCH 3 | 7:30 PM13


Cinderella FULL-LENGTH BALLET IN TWO ACTS

Music by: Sergei Prokofiev Libretto: Yuri Vetrov Choreography by: Elena Radchenko Sets and Costumes: Elizaveta Dvorkina Lighting: Marina Borodina ACT 1 Scene 1 : Cinderella's House Scene 2 : Ball in the Royal Palace -INTERMISSIONACT 2 Scene 3 : The Royal Palace Scene 4 : Cinderella's House Scene 5 : The Royal Palace

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PROGRAM NOTES ACT 1 Scene 1 : Cinderella's House In Cinderella's father's house, Cinderella is sitting by the fire and then cleans the dishes. Her stepmother instructs her daughters to sew her a scarf and then leaves. Sisters begin to fray and tear the fabric for the scarf. They blame the incident on Cinderella. The stepmother has a fit, and it stops with the appearance of the royal dancing-master. He presents an invitation to the ball and tries to teach ballroom dancing to the nasty sisters. Cinderella's stepmother fights over the scarf and then they all depart for the ball without Cinderella. Cinderella is left alone and has sad dreams of the royal ball. Suddenly the room is filled with light, and in front of Cinderella, the Fairy appears - her godmother, surrounded by the Fairies of the four seasons. She will fulfill the desire of Cinderella to go to the ball and gives her a beautiful dress and shoes. She warns Cinderella that at midnight she must return. When the clock strikes midnight, her dress will turn into pitiful rags. Happy Cinderella, not believing her luck, goes to the ball, surrounded by the entourage of the four seasons Fairies. Scene 2 : Ball in the Royal Palace The royal palace is filled with guests. Ladies and gentlemen are dancing. The young Prince also dances and talks with guests. Then appears the stepmother, who wants to marry off her stepdaughters to the Prince. The Prince and guests wonder, watching their ridiculous behavior. Suddenly the room is filled with light with Cinderella and her beautiful dress. The enchanted Prince cannot take his eyes off her. He invites the beautiful stranger to dance, and Cinderella and the Prince dance oblivious to anyone around them. But suddenly we hear the chimes of midnight! Cinderella had forgotten about it! She runs away and loses her slipper. Then the Prince runs after her, but only finds her slipper.

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-INTERMISSIONACT 2 Scene 3 : The Royal Palace The Prince is desperate. He wants to find the beautiful girl that ran off, leaving her slipper. Many beautiful women from different countries and parts of the world come to claim they left the slipper behind, but no one who tries fits the slipper. The Prince then goes in search of the beautiful stranger! Scene 4 : Cinderella's House Cinderella recalls how she and the Prince were dancing at the palace. The sisters brag in front of her, giving impressions of the ball. The silly sisters again grapple, figuring out which of them is better than the other. They try to calm their stepmother. Then suddenly there are sounds of a fanfare! The Prince and his entourage enter the house. Sadly, he has to try the slipper on all the sisters. Of course it is too small and does not fit. The Prince goes to leave, but the stepmother takes the slipper and tries to put it on. Cinderella, who can no longer look at the frenzy the stepmother and her sisters are causing, drops the second slipper. All the people are surprised looking at the dirty and poorly-dressed girl. Then the Fairy Godmother appears and tells everyone to leave the room. The Prince immediately recognizes her as the beautiful stranger in a shining dress. They dance together. Scene 5 : The Royal Palace The Fairy Godmother appears again and returns Cinderella to her beautiful costume. The lovers find each other and, holding hands, they go forward in happiness and love!

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Program Information Spring 2018 Company: 1/22/18-6/17/18 Theatreworks USA Barbara Pasternack

Michael Harrington

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Presents

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS & OTHER STORY BOOKS Musical Numbers by Brendon Milburn and Janet Allard Sam Salmond Mark Sonnenblick and Ben Wexler Marcus Stevens and Joe Kinosian Marcus Stevens and Brian Lowdermilk Scenic Design

Costume Design

Orchestrations

Dustin Cross

Mike Pettry

Brian Dudkiewicz Music Director

Julianne B. Merrill

Stage Manager

Casting by

Philip B. Richard II

Jason Blitman

Choreographer

Steven Cardona

Director

Brendan J. O’Brien

CAST (alphabetical by role) Billy & Others ............................................................................................. Kyle Becker Chicken & Others..................................................................................... Jenna Cormey Cowgirl Kate & Others ............................................................................ Ruby Locknar Mercy Watson & Others............................................................... Chelsea Lee Wheatley Papa Chicken & Others ...........................................................................Ellington Berg The taking of pictures and/or making of visual or sound recording is expressly forbidden. Please check the houseboard for any program changes. The activities of Theatreworks USA are made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts,the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Production originally directed by Marcus Stevens and choreographed by Wendy Seyb

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The actors and stage manager employed in thisproduction are members of Actors’ Equity Association,the union of professional actors and stage managersin the United States.


M U SI CA L N U M B E R S “Interrupting Chicken” ..................Adapted by Marcus Stevens and Brian Lowdermilk Based on the book by David Ezra Stein, published by Candlewick Press, © 2016

“Dragons Love Tacos” ............................Adapted by Marcus Stevens and Joe Kinosian Based on the book by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, published by Penguin Books, © 2012

“Cowgirl Kate & Cocoa: School Days”....Adapted by Mark Sonnenblick and Ben Wexler Based on the book by Erica Silverman, painted by Betsy Lewin, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, © 2008

“Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride” .........Adapted by Brendon Milburn and Janet Allard Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, used with permission of Pippin Properties Inc., © 200

“The Dot”................................................................................Adapted by Sam Salmond Based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds, used with permission of Pippin Properties, © 2003

W H O ’S W H O I N T H E CAS T (alphabetical by role)

KYLE BECKER (Billy & Others) is excited for his debut with Theatreworks USA. His favorite prior credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo), and Patience (Reginald Bunthorne), with College Light Opera Company. He would like to thank the audience for sharing their time, and enjoy the show.

Theatre School. Credits include Lipstick! (OFF-BROADWAY), Miles Thorn Master Illusionist (OFF-BROADWAY), What I Learned in Fallsburg (OFF-BROADWAY), Les Miserables as Cosette. Film credits include Zellwood The Movie, Two Days, The Whisper Home. Chelsea is thrilled to be making her Theatreworks debut!

JENNA CORMEY (Chicken & Others) is thrilled to be on the road with TWUSA. OFF-BROADWAY: In Love With The Arrow Collar Man. NYC: Animal Story (NY New Works Theatre Festival SemiFinalist), Godspell, Truffles. NJ: Carrie, Hairspray. Much love to her Mom and Dad. Special thanks to Avalon Artists Group for making dreams come true. www.jennacormey.com

ELLINGTON BERG (Papa Chicken & Others) National Tour: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical. Recent Credits: Ragtime (Henry Ford Park Playhouse), The Most Happy Fella (Herman - Stage Door Theatre). Thanks to family, friends, and most importantly, educators! BFA Rider University. www. ellingtonberg.com

JANET ALLARD (Book, Music & Lyrics: Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride) Musicals include: Into the Wild (with Composer Niko Tsakalakos): Developed by Perseverance Theater, Berkeley Rep, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Encore Musical Theater. Pool Boy at Barrington Stage, Pittsburgh CLO, Provincetown Playhouse, Driving West at Ars Nova, The Unknown: Jonathan Larson Award with P73 Productions, NYMF. She is a Fulbright CHELSEA LEE WHEATLEY (Mercy Fellow, has an M.F.A in Playwriting from Watson & Others) is a New York actress Yale School of Drama, and studied at and graduate from the Circle in the Square the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre RUBY LOCKNAR (Cowgirl Kate & Others) is thrilled to be making her Theatreworks USA debut! Past credits include, LoveCourt (Irina), The Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne), A Piece Of My Heart (Whitney), and Next To Normal (Natalie). She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support, and she hopes that you enjoy the show! Twitter/Instagram @Rubylocknar

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Writing Program. www.janeyallard.com JOE KINOSIAN (Music: Dragons Love Tacos) is a writer, composer, music director, and actor. His musical Murder For Two, written with Kellen Blair, had a year-long run off-Broadway, earning Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, going on to a two-year national tour and a Japanese production. His work has appeared at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and on Broadway at the Theatre World Awards. kinosianandblair.com BRIAN LOWDERMILK (Music: Interrupting Chicken) Brian Lowdermilk's musicals include The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog (with Lauren Gunderson) and Red (with Marcus Stevens). Collaborations with Kait Kerrigan include Henry & Mudge, The Bad Years, Republic and The Mad Ones. Awards: Jonathan Larson, Alan Menken, Richard Rodgers, Dramatists Guild Fellowship.www.kerrigan-lowdermilk. com

Ars Nova, Symphony Space and venues around the country. MARK SONNENBLICK and BEN WEXLER (Lyrics & Music: Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days) also wrote Ship Show (Yale Institute for Musical Theatre, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat). Their songs have been performed at venues across the country, including Lincoln Center and 54 Below, and they are former Dramatists Guild Fellows. Ben was the associate conductor of Fun Home (Public Theater) and Mark lives in Brooklyn.

BRENDAN J. O’BRIEN (Director) has worked on Dragons Love Tacos since its inception as the stage manager, and is honored to now take the helm as director. Previous TWUSA credits include Pete the Cat, The Civil War, Teacher from the Black Lagoon, and others. Brendan has also been the PSM at the Weathervane Theater in Whitefield, NH for the past seven seasons. Favorite credits include Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Avenue Q, and many others. Brendan is a BRENDON MILBURN (Book, Music & graduate of Wagner College and a proud Lyrics: Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride) is member of AEA. Huge thanks to Marcus a stay-at-home dad who writes songs for and Barbara for this new opportunity, characters and situations. Off-Broadway: and to Bob and Amanda-Mae for all their Striking 12, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me. support throughout the process. Regional & Off-Off Broadway: Sleeping STEVEN CARDONA (Choreographer) is Beauty Wakes, Wheelhouse, Toy Story: a Teaching Artist for Disney Theatrical, The Musical, Long Story Short, Watt?!?, teaching choreography from all of the Midsummer Night, The Behavior of Disney On Broadway productions. Broadus, Beautiful Poison. Film: four He is also the resident Teaching artist movies about Tinker Bell (Disney). for Davenport Theatrical teaching Proudest productions: twelve-year-old choreography from School of Rock, Mose and one-year-old Arlen. Phantom, and others. International: SAM SALMOND (Music & Lyrics: The Wiz (Scotland), Click Clack Moo The Dot) is a 2016 Jonathon Larson (Canada/ US national tour). Regional: Award- winning composer, lyricist, The Untitled John Mayer Project (The and bookwriter. He’s currently writing Merc) Altar Boyz (Theater Barn), Noel music and lyrics for Eighty-Sixed, The (Stages on The Sound) Money$hot: a new Homefront, and a modern Frankenstein musical (Rush Theatrical productions) adaptation. He wrote Mother, Me and the Asst. Choreographer: Murder For Two Monsters (a Boston Globe Critic’s Pick) (Second Stage/ New World Stages/ which premiered at Barrington Stage, 1st National Tour) Yeast Nation, ZM: Cage Match at Prospect Theater Company, Zombie Musical, The Little Orchestra and Uncool: the Party, at CAP21. Sam’s Society (director/choreographer) Law work has been featured at Lincoln Center, and Order SVU: "Maternal Instincts” 22


ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the JULIANNE B. MERRILL (Music Director) U.S. Equity negotiates wages and working works in NYC as a Music Director/ conditions, providing a wide range of Pianist, and is thrilled to be working benefits, including health and pension with Theatreworks USA again. Recent plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live projects include publishing arrangements theatre as an essential component of our and orchestrations for a new musical society. www.actorsequity.org The Queen Bees, collaborating on several THEATREWORKS USA (Barbara concerts throughout NYC, and creating Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael orchestrations and engineered tracks for Harrington, Managing Director) is Maya: Princess of Light with Teach for America’s foremost professional notIndia. Good luck to the Dragons Love for-profit theater company dedicated Tacos cast and crew on their tour! www. to producing new works for young juliannemerrill.com and family audiences. Since 1961, PHILIP B. RICHARD II (Stage Manager) Theatreworks USA has developed more is excited to be back on the road with than 130 entertaining and thoughtTheatreworks USA after touring with the provoking original plays and musicals, 1st national tour of Pete the Cat and also and presented them to over 98 million Stage Managing the yearly TWUSA Free people in 49 states and Canada. Honors Summer Theatre in NYC. Off Broadway: for excellence include recognition from Tokio Confidential and Broadway Cares/ the Drama Desk Awards, Lucille Lortel Equity Fights AIDS. Regional: Rock of Ages, Awards, the Jonathan Larson Performing Burn the Floor, Cirque Dreams: Jungle Arts Foundation Award, and the Medal of Fantasy with Norwegian Cruise Line, Kiss Honor from the Actors’ Fund of America. Me Kate, Wittenberg, Merchant of Venice, The company’s award winning alumni Much Ado About Nothing with Orlando have gone on to write, direct, design Shakespeare Theatre, A Christmas Carol or perform in Broadway’s Dear Evan with Resident Theatre Company and Hansen, Come From Away, Anastasia, Walt Disney World Entertainment. For Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Book all the kids and kids at heart. Proud AEA of Mormon, Avenue Q, Ragtime, Legally Blonde, Disney's Frozen - to name a member. few - in addition to the television shows Friends, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Grey’s Anatomy, and more. www.twusa.org (associate choreographer). BFA: Musical Theatre Boston Conservatory. www. StevenCardona.com

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THE OLATE DOGS

Meet the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, capturing the $1 million prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a highenergy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. The all-new LIVE theatrical show includes the famous jumping rope, twirling spinning and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on America’s Got Talent… but there’s much more. With a doggy fashion show, a classic comedic routine by Richard Olate, music by Nicholas Olate and amazing cycling and juggling by his wife, the Olate Dogs show is fun for kids of all ages. The America’s Got Talent win helped launch the Olate Dogs into orbit! This past year alone, they’ve appeared on numerous NBA telecasts, performing at halftime for the 2016 NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2017 World Champion Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers and a host of others. Fans can often catch them on TV performing at NCAA Football and Basketball halftime shows, as well as Major and Minor League Baseball games. While on tour, they spend much of their time supporting dog rescues and animal shelters, bringing awareness to the need for families to rescue and adopt stray dogs and pets. The Olate family story is a unique “only in America,” rags to riches journey. In 2012, the Olate Dogs shot to stardom with their victorious performances and grandprize win on America’s Got Talent. These sweet, funny, talented dogs and their entertaining owners/handlers have been capturing hearts across the world ever since patriarch Richard Olate developed his act on the streets of his native Chile. 28


Richard Olate grew up very poor in South America and began rescuing stray dogs from the street and training them to be part of his amateur show. A third generation circus performer in the spotlight since he was 12, through hard work and constant struggle, at the age of 33, he made it to the United States. Richard’s dream to have his own dog variety show came true with the family performing hundreds of dates on national tours. Today, Richard and his wife, Rebecca and son, Nicholas, continue to rescue dogs from shelters and homes and train them to become part of their professional troupe. The Olate Dogs travel across the continent, amazing audiences with their talents and supporting dog rescues and shelters all across America. In addition to his Olate Dogs gig, son Nicholas is a sought-after recording artist currently working on his next album project. As a part of their AGT accolades, the Olate Dogs won a headlining stint at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. In addition to multiple touring commitments, they’re movie stars, too. Their first film, “Le Sauvetage” (The Rescue), was met with great acclaim, opening the Sonoma Film Festival in April 2014 and appearing at Court Metrage, Festival de Cannes in France in May 2014. "Dog’s Best Friend,” the second film in their #RescueFilm series, created by Peter McEvilley to celebrate rescue pets and promote pet adoption nationwide, was released in 2015. Ever since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage where they won the TV competition America's Got Talent, people have been packing their performances and watching their films. The Olate Dogs use slides and jump rope as well as any playground expert. They fall into a conga line in perfect sync and perform flawless backflips. Richard Olate, son Nicholas and their poodle-mix rescue dogs continue to dazzle audiences with their fast-paced, trick-filled shows.

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Work Light Productions PRESENTS

BOOK BY

MUSIC AND LYRICS FROM

Berry Gordy

The Legendary Motown Catalog

Based upon the Book To Be Loved: Music by arrangement with The Music, The Magic, The Memories Sony/ATV Music Publishing Of Motown by Berry Gordy Motown® is used under license from UMG Recordings, Inc.

STARRING

Kenneth Mosley Trenyce

Justin Reynolds Matt Manuel Nick Abbott  Tracy Byrd  Kai Calhoun  Arielle Crosby  Alex Hairston Devin Holloway  Quiana Holmes  Kayla Jenerson  Matthew Keaton  EJ King  Brett Michael Lockley  Jasmine Maslanova-Brown  Rob McCaffrey  Trey McCoy  Alia Munsch  Erick Patrick  Eric Peters  Chase Phillips  Isaac Saunders Jr.  Eran Scoggins  Ayla Stackhouse  Nate Summers  Cartreze Tucker  Dre’ Woods  Nazarria Workman

Charles G. LaPointe

CASTING

SCENIC DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

David Korins HAIR AND WIG DESIGN

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

ORCHESTRATIONS

Peter Hylenski GENERAL MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Nansci Neiman-LeGette

TOUR BOOKING AGENCY

TOUR MARKETING AND PRESS

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

The Booking Group Mollie Mann

MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR

Matthew Croft

SCRIPT CONSULTANTS

David Goldsmith & Dick Scanlan

DANCE MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS

Zane Mark

CREATIVE CONSULTANT

Christie Burton

MUSIC SUPERVISION AND ARRANGEMENTS BY

Ethan Popp

CHOREOGRAPHY RE-CREATED BY

Brian Harlan Brooks ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY

Patricia Wilcox & Warren Adams STAGED BY

Schele Williams DIRECTED BY

Charles Randolph-Wright ORIGNALLY PRODUCED BY

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PROJECTION DESIGN

Daniel Brodie

Work Light Productions

Port City Technical Rhys Williams

Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook

SOUND DESIGN

Natasha Katz

J. Andrew Blevins

Wojcik | Seay Casting

LIGHTING DESIGN

Emilio Sosa

Allied Touring

ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

Bryan Crook


KENNETH MOSLEY

MATT MANUEL

JUSTIN REYNOLDS

TRENYCE

KAI CALHOUN

CHASE PHILLIPS

NICK ABBOTT

TRACY BYRD

ARIELLE CROSBY

ALEX HAIRSTON

DEVIN HOLLOWAY

QUIANA HOLMES

KAYLA JENERSON

MATTHEW KEATON

EJ KING

BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY

JASMINE MASLANOVABROWN

ROB McCAFFREY

TREY McCOY

ALIA MUNSCH

ERICK PATRICK

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ERIC PETERS

ISAAC SAUNDERS JR.

ERAN SCOGGINS

AYLA STACKHOUSE

NATE SUMMERS

CARTREZE TUCKER

DRE’ WOODS

NAZARRIA WORKMAN

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CAST Berry Gordy.............................................................................................. KENNETH MOSLEY Diana Ross..................................................................................................................TRENYCE Smokey Robinson......................................................................................JUSTIN REYNOLDS Marvin Gaye.................................................................................................... MATT MANUEL Young Berry Gordy/Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson..........KAI CALHOUN, CHASE PHILLIPS ENSEMBLE Four Top, Contour, Lamont Dozier, Commodore.............................................................TRACY BYRD Esther Gordy, Martha Reeves, Lula Hardaway, Marvelette.....................................ARIELLE CROSBY Four Top, Jackie Wilson, Miracle, Jr. Walker Allstar, Jackson 5, Commodore............................................DEVIN HOLLOWAY Mary Wilson, Mother Gordy..................................................................................... QUIANA HOLMES Gwen Gordy, Vandella, Marvelette, Mary Wells, Cindy Birdsong..........................KAYLA JENERSON Temptation, Fuller Gordy, Contour............................................................................................. EJ KING Temptation, Contour, Eddie Holland......................................................BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY Suzanne De Passe, Florence Ballard............................................... JASMINE MASLANOVA-BROWN Ed Sullivan, Harold Noveck, Shelly Berger.................................................ROB McCAFFREY Temptation, Contour, Jr. Walker, Commodore.................................................... TREY McCOY Claudette Robinson, Landlady, Marvelette, Billie Jean Brown, Teena Marie..............................................................ALIA MUNSCH Four Top, Pop Gordy, David Ruffin, Jermaine Jackson, Temptation, Rick James...............................................................................ERICK PATRICK Roger Campbell, Jackie Wilson’s Manager, Tom Clay, Barney Ales, Pirate Dj..................................................................................ERIC PETERS Temptation, Robert Gordy, Melvin Franklin, Miracle, Jackson 5, Commodore............................................... ERAN SCOGGINS Edna Anderson, Anna Gordy, Vandella, Gladys Horton...................................... AYLA STACKHOUSE Four Top, Mickey Stevenson, George Gordy, Stevie Wonder..............................CARTREZE TUCKER Dennis Edwards, Miracle, Brian Holland, Commodore, Jackson 5, Temptation.................................................................DRE’ WOODS SWINGS NICK ABBOTT, ALEX HAIRSTON, MATTHEW KEATON, ISAAC SAUNDERS JR., NATE SUMMERS, NAZARRIA WORKMAN DANCE CAPTAIN: BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAINS: KAYLA JENERSON, NAZARRIA WORKMAN UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance For Berry Gordy—DEVIN HOLLOWAY, ERICK PATRICK, DRE’ WOODS For Diana Ross—ARIELLE CROSBY, QUIANA HOLMES, KAYLA JENERSON For Smokey Robinson—TREY McCOY, DRE’ WOODS For Marvin Gaye—ERICK PATRICK, CARTREZE TUCKER

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SCENES ACT 1 1983: 1938: 1957: 1959: 1962: 1963: 1964: 1965: 1968:

Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Berry Gordy’s House—Los Angeles The Gordy Family Home—Detroit, Urban Street Flame Show Bar, Gwen’s House, Jackie Wilson’s Manager’s Office, Gordy Home Hitsville House, WJBK Radio Motortown Revue, Hitsville Office/A Payphone in Birmingham Hitsville Studio A Caravan Of Stars, Ed Sullivan Theatre Stage Theater—Manchester, England—Backstage & Onstage, Paris Hotel, The Copacabana In and Around Hitsville ACT 2

1968: 1968: 1969: 1970: 1971: 1972: 1975: 1981: 1983:

Performance Stage In and Around Hitsville Hollywood Palace Frontier Hotel Stage A Resort in the Bahamas, Smokey’s Hotel Room—Los Angeles, Berry’s Office, Sales Dept./ Southern Distributor’s Office Diana’s Dressing Room, Hollywood Movie Set Motown L.A. Offices Diana’s Dressing Room, Onstage Berry Gordy’s House, Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS Motown music courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. “ABC” “A Breathtaking Guy” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” “Baby I Need Your Lovin’” “Baby Love” “Ball of Confusion” “Brick House” “Buttered Popcorn” “Can I Close the Door”* “Cruisin’” “Dancing in the Street” “Do You Love Me” “Get Ready” “Give It to Me, Baby” “Good Morning, Heartache” “Got a Job” “Happy Birthday” “Hey Joe (Black Like Me)”* “I Can’t Get Next to You” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” “I Got the Feeling” “I Hear a Symphony” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” “(I Know) I’m Losing You” “It’s What’s in the Grooves That Counts”* “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” “I Want You Back”

“I Wish” “Lonely Teardrops” “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” “Money (That’s What I Want)” “My Girl” “My Guy” “My Mama Done Told Me” “Please, Mr. Postman” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” “Reach Out and Touch” “Reet Petite” “Remember Me” “Shop Around” “Shotgun” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” “Square Biz” “Stop in the Name of Love” “Stubborn Kind of Fellow” “Super Freak” “The Happening” “The Love You Save” “To Be Loved” “War” “What’s Going On” “Where Did Our Love Go” “Who’s Loving You” “You’re All I Need to Get By” “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”

* Songs written for this production by Berry Gordy and Michael Lovesmith THERE WILL BE ONE FIFTEEN-MINUTE INTERMISSION. MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL ORCHESTRA Conductor & Keyboard 1—MATTHEW CROFT Associate Conductor & Keyboard 2—MARK BINNS Drums/Percussion—JESSE-RAY LEICH Electric, Acoustic and 5 String Electric Bass—DAVID WHITE Guitar (Electric & Hollow-Body Electric)—MIKE FREDERICK Keyboard Programming—RANDY COHEN Music Preparation—EMILY GRISHMAN MUSIC PREPARATION

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A Note from Berry Gordy At Motown, we called ourselves a family and we were—a big family. While it is impossible to list here the many people who helped Motown with their love and passion, I personally want to thank them all. Their dedication and talent contributed to our success, as well as helped to inspire me to bring our story to Broadway. Motown was a dream that happened to come true, and it’s all because of you. Thank you.

Berry Gordy Founder, Motown

WHO’S WHO in the CAST KENNETH MOSLEY (Berry Gordy). Regional: CMT: Sister Act (TJ), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian u/s) and Children of Eden (Lead Storyteller); MTW: Memphis (Gator). TV: “Grace & Frankie,” “Ten Days in the Valley,” “Black-ish,” “Pitch,” “Game Shakers.” Producing/writer: new web comedy and music coming soon! Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism: Southern Methodist Univ. Gratitude to Mr. Gordy, the MTM creative team, FSE talent, loved ones and family! Follow: KennethMosley.com and @KenMos. TRENYCE (Diana Ross). Grammy-nominated singer/actress from “American Idol Season 2” who’s career includes shows such as Ain’t Misbehavin’, Vagina Monologues, Love in the Nick of Tyme with Morris Chestnut, Thriller Live West End, “Taboo China,” and “Marvel’s Kick Ass 2.” Follow on Instagram and Twitter @trenyce1/@trenyce.

NICK ABBOTT (Swing) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Recent credits: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Guys and Dolls (Sky), Grease (Kenickie). Love to family and friends! B.F.A./Ball State University. TRACY BYRD (Ensemble) is originally from N.C. but now resides in N.Y.C. He is so grateful to join this cast to tell the wonderful story of Motown! ARIELLE CROSBY (Ensemble). Native of Motown itself. Praise be to God. B.A. in music from KSU. Regional: Aida (Aida), Dreamgirls (Lorrell Robinson), In the Heights (Vanessa), Murder Ballad (Narrator), Memphis (Ensemble). ariellecrosby.com. ALEX HAIRSTON (Swing). NCSA and WCU graduate. Norwegian Cruise Line: Vegas! the Show, Legally Blonde The Musical, Priscilla…. Regional: West Side Story, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Hairspray. Romans 12:12. alexhairston.net.

JUSTIN REYNOLDS (Smokey Robinson) was recently seen headlining in Vegas! The Show on the LV Strip. He has toured 85 countries while performing on Silversea, Princess Cruises and The Young Americans. Many thanks to Mr. Gordy, Wojcik|Seay Casting and WLP for making his Smokey dream come true in his national tour debut with Motown!

DEVIN HOLLOWAY (Ensemble). Tours: 42nd Street, Hair (Margaret Mead), Sesame Street LIVE. Regional: Cafe Variations (Siti Company), Carousel (Enoch). Much Love to his family and friends for their support. devinholloway.net.

MATT MANUEL (Marvin Gaye) is a singer/actor/ model from the Detroit area. In 2013, he was a contestant on “American Idol.” He was the male vocalist for the Simone Vitale Band. In 2016, he played the role of Benjamin in the short film Akoma.

QUIANA HOLMES (Ensemble) is blessed to join the amazing company of Motown! Berklee alum. Regional: Dancing in the Streets (Diana Ross), The Wiz (Dorothy), Dreamgirls (Deena), Rent (Mimi). “Shout out to God, family and GBM!”

KAI CALHOUN (Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder/Young Michael Jackson) is excited about his first appearance with Motown. He is in seventh grade and can usually be found making videos for his YouTube channel. Kai is grateful for his mom, his older brothers, his papa and family. He is very grateful for Mrs. Frost and Vincent for encouraging his love of acting.

KAYLA JENERSON (Ensemble). National tour debut! Regional: West Side Story, JC Superstar, White Christmas, A Chorus Line, Violet. Proud UWMadison graduate. “All my love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Jacki and Cul!”

CHASE PHILLIPS (Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder/Young Michael Jackson) is excited about his first national tour! As a native of Louisville, Ky., he’s had roles performing with Lincoln Performing Arts School, Actors Theatre and the Youth Theatre Troupe of Louisville. Chase feels blessed to have the support of his family, church and friends.

MATTHEW KEATON (Swing) is making his national tour debut in Motown the Musical. Graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Thanks to family, friends, Open Jar for love and support! “God gets the glory!” EJ KING (Ensemble). Professional credits include Smokey Joe’s Café (Victor), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Sister Act (TJ), Rock of Ages (Ja’Keith). Thanks to ACCD, Hurrah Players, Nick-Nack, family and God. 39


WHO’S WHO in the CAST BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY (Ensemble). A Baltimore, M.D. native and University of the Arts graduate who is thrilled to be joining the Motown family! Regional: La Cage aux Folles (NSMT) Int’l: Tokyo Disney, Universal Studios Japan. JASMINE MASLANOVA-BROWN (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back again with the cast of Motown on her second tour. All thanks to her family and friends for their love and support! ROB McCAFFREY (Ensemble). Regional: Happy Days: The Musical, South Pacific (Gateway Playhouse); Hairspray (Engeman Theater); The Full Monty (Riverside Theater). Thanks to Danny at Hudson Artists and family. Ask about his Long Island accent. TREY McCOY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut with Motown the Musical! He is a Louisiana native and recent graduate from Montclair State University. Special thanks to Mom, Torin, family, friends and the creative team. For Dad! ALIA MUNSCH (Ensemble). New York Theatre: Spandex the Musical (Off-Broadway), Dragon Slayer, Akhenaten the Musical. Education: Barnard College, B.A. dance. NYU Steinhardt, M.M. vocal performance. aliamunsch.com. ERICK PATRICK (Ensemble). For as long as he could remember, Erick knew he wanted to entertain and inspire people. He gets everything he needs from the energy/buzz of an anxious audience. ERIC PETERS (Ensemble). Professional debut. Originally from Minneapolis, Eric recently graduated from Northwestern University where he studied musical theater and mathematics. Many thanks to the family, the friends and About Artists. erictpeters.com. ISAAC SAUNDERS JR. (Swing) is overjoyed to be joining the family of the Motown national tour with a group of talented cast members. He would like to thank his family, friends, Mom and God. ERAN SCOGGINS (Ensemble). Credits include Dreamgirls (int’l tour), Memphis (Bobby), Oklahoma! and Once on this Island. Big thanks to his family, friends and agency (FSE) for their support. Enjoy! @eranscoggins. AYLA STACKHOUSE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her professional theater debut with Motown! The Detroit native singer/songwriter and AMDA alum thanks her family and friends for their support. NATE SUMMERS (Swing). Making his national touring debut, this Cleveland native is ecstatic and beyond grateful to join the talented cast of Motown! “Let’s go!” CARTREZE TUCKER (Ensemble). Hair (nat’l/int’l tour), Raisin (Joseph Asagai), Tarzan (Terk), Sister Act (Eddie Souther), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Rent (Tom Collins), Hairspray (Seaweed) and Miss Saigon (John). 40

“Love you, mom!” AMDA grad. @CrtrzTckr/ CartrezeTucker.com. DRE’ WOODS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his professional debut! He is a native of Louisiana where he attended Louisiana State University to earn a B.M. in vocal performance. NAZARRIA WORKMAN (Swing) started performing with National Dance Institute at a young age. Part of the 2014–15 cast of In the Heights at LaGuardia Arts as Yolanda/Ensemble. Broadway Rising Star 2017. BERRY GORDY (Book, Producer) is the founder of Motown, the hit-making enterprise that reached out across a racially divided, politically and socially charged country to transform popular music. He is also a songwriter, producer, director, innovative entrepreneur, teacher and visionary. Actively involved in the Civil Rights movement, he released the recorded speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His films include Lady Sings the Blues (five Academy Award nominations) and Mahogany. Gordy has received four honorary doctorates in philosophy (Occidental College), the humanities (Morehouse College, Michigan State University) and music (Eastern Michigan University). Other awards include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, the Gordon Grand Fellow from Yale University, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the Rainbow Coalition’s Man of the Millennium Award, the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award and the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons President’s Merit Award. In 2011, President Obama honored him with a Salute to Motown evening at the White House. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Marian Anderson Award, BET’s Visionary Award, Ebony’s first Lifetime Achievement Award, Major League Baseball’s 2014 Beacon of Change Award and The NAACP 2016 Theatre Award for Best Playwright. In a White House ceremony, President Barack Obama presented Gordy with the 2015 National Medal of Arts for a lifetime of achievement that “transformed music and American life and still reverberates today.” Berry Gordy’s unparalleled contribution to popular culture is chronicled in his autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown. SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING. Sony/ATV Music Publishing, established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. Together with EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV owns or administers more than two million copyrights, including those from such iconic music catalogs like Leiber Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ ATV also controls many of the best-known songs ever written, such as “New York, New York,” “All You Need Is Love,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Moon River,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “The Mission Impossible Theme,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Stand By Me,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” In addi-


WHO’S WHO in the CAST tion, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Richie Sambora, Sting, the Supremes, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists, writers and producers includes Akon, Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, P!nk, RedOne, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Stargate, Taylor Swift and Kanye West. CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT (Director). Theater directing credits include Motown The Musical (Broadway, the national tour and London); the new musical Born for This (co-written with Bebe Winans); the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined and the musical Sophisticated Ladies (starring Maurice Hines) at Arena Stage; Love/Life at Lincoln Center (with Brian Stokes Mitchell); the 75th anniversary international tour of Porgy and Bess; the 50th anniversary national tour of Guys and Dolls; and They’re Playing Our Song (in Brasil in Portuguese). Randolph-Wright wrote the plays Blue (starring Phylicia Rashad and Diahann Carroll), The Night Is a Child (starring JoBeth Williams), Cuttin’ Up, the new play Love in Afghanistan, and co-wrote Just Between Friends—Bea Arthur on Broadway. Charles directed the award-winning film Preaching to the Choir, and has written screenplays for HBO, Showtime, Disney and Fox. Television credits include directing the series “Step Up Highwater,” “Greenleaf,” “Lincoln Heights,” “South of Nowhere,” the music special “America America,” the “Freestyle” football commercial for Nike, and producing and writing the Showtime series “Linc’s.” Randolph-Wright. com. PATRICIA WILCOX (Choreographer). Broadway: Motown The Musical (Astaire Award and NAACP Awards) and A Night with Janis Joplin. Off-Broadway/national tours: Little Shop of Horrors (Encore/City Center starring Jake Gyllenhaal), Children’s Letters to God, Bowfire (and PBS television special), Blues in the Night (NAACP nomination) and Seussical. West End: Motown The Musical. Selected regional: The Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theater, Denver Theatre Center, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, The Alley Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House and Paper Mill Playhouse. She has staged original works for the Houston Symphony, Minnesota Pops, Phoenix Symphony, Norwegian Cruise Line and she has also created numbers for ice skating gold medalists Viktor Petrenko, Ilia Kulik, Katya Gordeeva, Miki Ando and ice dancing teams for the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. WARREN ADAMS (Choreographer). Motown: Broadway, U.S. tours, West End (Fred Astaire Award, NAACP Theatre Award); Born for This (Alliance, Arena & Broad ). Adams is an awardwinning producer director, choreographer and an adjunct professor at NYU and Princeton University in the theater department. He recently directed the film documentary Africa Straight Up and also choreo-

graphed the Pulitzer Prize-winning Off-Broadway plays How I Learned to Drive and Ruined. Other notable credits include the opera Magdalena at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Toy Story the Musical for Disney and Nora Ephron’s last film Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep. His theatrical work has been presented at New York City Center, the Joyce, Second Stage, South Coast Rep, Teatro du Municipal Sao Paulo, Theatre for a New Audience, the Intiman, the Geffen and several dance companies. Upcoming works include directing Michael Ogborn’s Trial of the Century and Gilbert Bailey’s ’Bout to Blow. Born and raised in South Africa, he won the Nelson Mandela/Sainsbury Scholarship to study at the Rambert Ballet in London. He is a grad-uate of Brunel University in England and winner of the Rudolf Nureyev Award. warrenadams.me. SCHELE WILLIAMS (Associate Director). Brooklyn based director committed to cultivating new musicals, as well as directing/producing devised work. Broadway credits include Associate director of Motown The Musical, and currently Director of the 2017 national tour. Associate Choreographer for Rent on Broadway. Upcoming projects: Sweethearts of Swing, My Heart is the Drum and a devised Implicit Bias project with Kenji Yoshino and the NYU School of Law Center of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Directed numerous Broadway benefits, including Uprising of Love (starring Sting, Patti LuPone) for global equality; Defying Inequality (starring Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen), a benefit for marriage equality (received a New York City proclamation); and From Broadway to Bourbon Street, a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina (starring Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce). Regional/Festival credits include the Kennedy Center, MaYi Theatre, The Village Theatre, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Weston Theatre, The Ogunquit Playhouse, The Human Race Theatre, NAMT, NYMTF.Co-founder of Blink Twice productions with David Korins. Member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices (Chairperson of the Board). Adjunct professor at New Studio on Broadway NYU. ETHAN POPP (Music Supervision, Orchestrations, Arrangements). Awards: 2016 NAACP Theatre Award (Motown The Musical), 2014 Grammy Award nomination (Motown The Musical Original Cast Recording, Music Producer), 2013 Tony Award nomination (Motown The Musical, Best Orchestrations). Theater: Jay Chou’s The Secret (Beijing; Orchestrator), School of Rock (Broadway; Music Supervisor), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Tony Award-winner, Best Revival of a Musical Broadway; Music Supervisor), Motown The Musical (Broadway, U.S. tour, London; Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator), Rock of Ages (2009 Tony Award nomination, Best Musical; Broadway, U.S. tour, London, Australia; Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator), Disney’s Tarzan (Broadway), We Will Rock You (German premiere), Disney’s Aida (European premiere), Mamma Mia! (German premiere), among others. Film: The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, 41


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Zac Efron and Zendaya (20th Century Fox, Music Director). Television: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO; Music Director, Composer, Arranger), “Smash” (NBC/Universal; Music Producer, Arranger, Orchestrator), “A Capitol Fourth” (PBS; Arranger, Orchestrator), “The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards” (FOX; Conductor), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC; Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator), “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (NBC; Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator). Love to Vanessa and Aldrin! ethanpopp.com. DAVID KORINS (Scenic Design). Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton (Tony nom.), War Paint, Misery, Motown, Vanya and Sonia…, Annie, Bring It On, Magic/Bird, An Evening with Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin, Godspell, Chinglish, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange and Bridge and Tunnel. TV: “Grease: Live!” (Emmy Award). Concert: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Boccelli. Extensive Off-Broadway/regional theater, hospitality, event and experience design. Dad: Stella and Vivian. @davidkorins. EMILIO SOSA (Costume Design). Radio City Spectacular (2015–2016). Broadway: On Your Feet!, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Motown: The Musical (West End, first national tour, NAACP Theater Award), Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination, NAACP Theatre Award), Topdog/Underdog. Off-Broadway: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lucille Lortell Award, NAACP Theatre Award), Invisible Thread, Sex with Strangers, Crowns, The Invisible Hand, Sunset Baby, Detroit ’67, The Misanthrope. Regional: Twist (L.A. Ovation Award), Immediate Family, Marley, American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, Ruined, Cutting Up, Señor Discretion Himself (Helen Hayes nomination), Witness Uganda, Fences, Turandot: The Rumble for the Ring, Pippin, Ain’t Misbehavin,’ Sense & Sensibility The Musical. Project Runway finalist; Trustees, American Theatre Wing. NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Design) has designed extensively for theater, opera and dance around the world. She is a six-time Tony Award winner whose Broadway credits include: Frozen; Hello, Dolly! (starring Bette Midler); Cats; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; School of Rock; An American in Paris; Aladdin; Skylight; The Glass Menagerie (Olivier nomination 2017); Once; Follies; The Coast of Utopia: Salvage and Aida. Opera/dance/other include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), Cinderella (Dutch National Ballet), Buried Child (National Theatre, London), Cyrano (the Met), Carnival of the Animals (NYCB), Swan Lake (Edinburgh Festival). Concert acts: Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune. Permanent lighting installations: Niketown NYC and London and the Big Bang at the Museum of Natural History in NYC.

land, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve and ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London), Rocky Das Musical (Hamburg, Stuttgart), King Kong (Melbourne), Bull Durham, Mame, Gotta Dance, Anastasia. International arena tours of How to Train Your Dragon and Walking with Dinosaurs. DANIEL BRODIE (Projection Design). Designs include Basil Twist’s Behind the Lid, Arias with a Twist and The Rite of Spring, as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella and The Winter’s Tale. His designs for Broadway include Motown the Musical, Jekyll & Hyde and Disney’s Aladdin. He has also created large-scale video designs for hip-hop artist Kanye West and for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. CHARLES G. LaPOINTE (Hair & Wig Design). Over 80 Broadway shows including Hamilton, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Anastasia, Amélie; The Band’s Visit, SpongeBob SquarePants (upcoming), On Your Feet, Allegiance, Motown the Musical, Color Purple (revival), Holiday Inn, Violet, A Gentleman’s Guide…, After Midnight, Of Mice and Men, Julius Caesar, Fences, Clybourne Park, Newsies, The Columnist, Magic/Bird, Bonnie & Clyde, The Mountaintop, Women on the Verge, The Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, The Rivals, Cymbeline, Lombard, Looped, The Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys. Television: “The Wiz Live!” (Emmy Award nomination); “Bluebloods”; “American Crime”, “Maddoff” and “Hairspray.” BRYAN CROOK (Orchestrations, Additional Arrangements) is a Tony-nominated orchestrator, producer, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist for Broadway, TV and films. In addition to playing woodwinds for The Book of Mormon on Broadway, his work can be heard in Ice Age 4 (FOX), “Smash” (NBC), The 2011 Billboard Music Awards and the 2011 Emmy Awards. He has several projects in development, including Mighty Cindy Cypress, a children’s show. His most important credits, however, are as a husband to Hilary and father to Liam, Ethan and Henry.

ZANE MARK (Dance Music Arrangements). Broadway: Hollar If You Hear Me; Motown The Musical; Pippin; Leap of Faith; All ShookUp; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Never Gonna Dance; The Full Monty; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk (Tony and Grammy nominations); Bubblin’ Brown Sugar; The Wiz. Off-Broadway and regional: Smart People, Frog Kiss, Crowns, The Brother/Sister Plays, Ray Charles Live, Imagine Tap, Radiant Baby, George Wolfe’s Harlem Song (AUDELCO Award), Thunder Knocking on the Door, Insurrection, Betsy Brown. Movies: Rosenwald; The Dancer Chronicles, Lackawanna PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Design). Grammy, Ol- Blues, Frances Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club. ivier and four-time Tony award-nominated. Selected designs include Something Rotten!, Rock of Ages, BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS (Associate ChoreogAfter Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side rapher). Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Teaneck, Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek The Mu- New Jersey. Training at the Dance Theater of Harlem sical, On a Clear Day, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf, Wonder- and The Ailey School. Performing with Forces of 42


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Nature, Philadelphia Dance Company (Philidanco), Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre; the tour of Vinette Carole’s Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, DonaldByrd/TheGroup,Williams/Henry Danse Theatre, Earl Moseley’s Diversity of Dance and The Color Purple first national tour (Dance Captain). TV and film: Across the Universe, Lifted a Fox Searchlight Film and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Rehearsal director: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (tour) and Donald Byrd/The Group, Ailey Camp Missouri Site Director, Associate Artistic Director Diversity of Dance. Acting training: The William Esper Studio under Bruce McCarty and Suzanne Esper, and co-starring in The Metropolitan Playhouse’s 2011 production of Onethird a Nation. Currently: Associate Choreographer for Motown The Musical, Associate Choreographer for Born For This, Choreographer for The First Noel at the Apollo. MATTHEW CROFT (Musical Director, Conductor) is very excited to be music directing the national tour of Motown The Musical! He recently made his Broadway debut conducting and playing keyboard for the record-breaking The Illusionists: Turn of the Century at the Palace Theatre. Touring: The Producers, Guys and Dolls (Associate Conductor/Keyboards). Regional: Forever Plaid, I Love a Piano, Altar Boyz—Music Director and Keyboard, Hair— Music Director and Keyboards, You Never Know, Lysistrata Jones—Keyboards. “Thanks to Ethan, the cast and crew, and my Motown band. All my love to my fiancée, Aubrey—can’t wait to marry you!” matthewcroftmusic.com. WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING (Casting) is Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay. Along with Holly Buczek and Kevin Metzger-Timson, they cast all mediums. Tours: Rent, Kinky Boots, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde (national and Korean), Dreamgirls (Korean tour), Joseph… Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and A Chorus Line. OffBroadway: Church and State, Othello: The Remix, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play with Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, Handle with Care with Carol Lawrence, Triassic Parq, National Pastime, 666 and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre—Fla., The Engeman Theatre—N.Y., Theatre Raleigh—N.C., Stages St. Louis—Mo., Theatre Aspen—Colo. and Tuacahn PAC—Utah. Pilots: “Upstate” and “StandIn.” Films: Best Man in the Dark, Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon, My Prologue, Webseries: “The Fuzz.” Many commercials. wscasting.com. J. JARED JANAS (Make Up Design). Broadway wig, hair and makeup designs: Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Motown, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Peter and the Starcatcher, All About Me, Next to Normal. Recent Off-Broadway designs: Bella, Venus, Yours Unfaithfully (Drama Desk nomination), The Liar, Invisible Thread, Perfect Arrangement, Pretty Filthy. Recent regional designs: A Legendary Romance, Taking Steps, Dreamgirls, Marley, Les Misérables.

TV/films: “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Six by Sondheim,” “30 Rock,” “Angelica.” DAVID GOLDSMITH (Script Consultant). Imagine This (lyrics, Theatre Royal Plymouth and New London Theatre West End, PBS catalogue), Having It All (book and lyrics, Los Angeles; Ovation nominee, Best Musical, Best Book), Invisible Thread (Story Consultant—Second Stage Theatre, Diane Paulus, dir.), Home Street Home (book, O’Neill Theatre Center). Thanks to BG, DM, DS, CB, BB, NNL, CRW, SW, BHB and especially KM, NG and SG for keeping the dream alive. DICK SCANLAN (Script Consultant) has been involved with many acclaimed shows as a writer (Everyday Rapture, Thoroughly Modern Millie—2002 Tony Award, Best Musical) and director (Little Shop of Horrors at Encores! Off-Center, starring Jake Gyllenhaal). He has been a Motown fanatic since his mother bought him a Supremes record in 1967. Thanks, mom. Thanks, Berry Gordy. ROD LEMMOND (Associate Scenic Designer) has been the lead associate on more than 200 shows and projects. Broadway credits include Hamilton, War Paint, Misery, Motown, Annie, Chinglish, The Peewee Herman Show, Lombardi and Passing Strange. Rod has also worked Off-Broadway, regionally and in TV and film. SARAH DIANE (Company Stage Supervision). National Tours: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Blue Man Group. Other: Blue Man Group Orlando, The Walt Disney Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, Two River Theatre Company, The Ohio Light Opera. NICK VOIGHT (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of the Motown family! Regional credits include Wagon Wheel Theatre, Quintessence Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Riverside Theatre (Vero Beach, Fla.) “Much love and gratitude to my family.” KERRICK DOUGHERTY (Assistant Company Manager/Assistant Stage Manager) is an Oklahoma native who graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.F.A. in drama. He would like to thank everyone for their wisdom and support. ARTHUR J. M. CALLAHAN (Company Manager) is excited to make every town Motown! Recent national/international tours: 20th anniversary tour of Rent, Ragtime, Peter and the Starcatcher, Rock of Ages, The Color Purple, Smokey Joe’s Café and Grease with Frankie Avalon. Special thanks to Mom, the Fam and JCB for never-ending support. “Happiness is not out there; it’s in you.” ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press) is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current tours: An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, Bright Star, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf The Musical, The 43


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Humans, Kinky Boots, Motown The Musical, Rent, School of Rock, Something Rotten! and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Bandstand; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!; and The Play that Goes Wrong. WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. Current productions: Something Rotten!, Rent 20th anniversary tour, Cinderella, White Christmas. Currently developing Clue, a new stage play based on the Paramount movie. Upcoming: 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include the Tony Awardwinners American Idiot, In the Heights and Avenue Q. WLP is led by founding partner and President Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel. worklightproductions.com. PORT CITY TECHNICAL (Production Management) is a production management company based in Charleston, S.C. led by Rhys Williams. Current tours with Work Light Productions include Rent, Motown, Cinderella, Something Rotten and White Christmas. “We are thrilled to be working with them again!” Past tours include Vocalosity and the Tony Awardwinner Mamma Mia! NANSCI NEIMAN-LEGETTE (Executive Producer). After a noteworthy career as Executive Vice President and Publisher of Warner Books and West Coast Publisher of Penguin Putnam, Nansci became Berry Gordy’s Chief Operating Officer in 2004. She has helped shepherd the show from first pages to this production. STAFF FOR MOTOWN GENERAL MANAGEMENT WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS Scott Seay  Anièle Fortin  Kevin Greene  Michael Coglan  Courtney King Emily Miller  Carolyn Smith EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Stephen Gabriel  Nancy Gabriel COMPANY MANAGER Arthur J.M. Callahan Assistant Company Manager/ Stage Manager...................Kerrick Dougherty CONSULTANT GENERAL MANAGER Nathan Gehan, Bespoke Theatricals PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT PORT CITY TECHNICAL Rhys Williams  Mackenzie Foster  Rossella Human  Suzanne Prueter Tom Klonowski  Perri Schwartzman  Taylor-Ann Spencer TOUR BOOKING AGENCY The Booking Group Meredith Blair, Kara Gebhart, Mollie Mann thebookinggroup.com

TOUR PRESS AND MARKETING ALLIED TOURING ANDREW DAMER  MARYA PETERS Scott Praefke  Anne Waisenan Sarah Dahlberg  Jennifer Gallagher Meghan Kastenholz Anne Dailey Meyer  Jacqueline Smith WEST GRAND MEDIA PRODUCTIONS Michael Lovesmith, President Brenda Boyce, Director of Creative Services/ Archivist CASTING WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING Gayle Seay, Scott Wojcik, Holly Buczek Casting Assistant...........................Joseph Hetterly LEGAL COUNSEL LEVINE PLOTKIN & MENIN, LLP Loren Plotkin, Conrad Rippy, Susan Mindell, Daniel Watkins, Emily Erstling Company Stage Supervision..............Sarah Diane Assistant Stage Manager................ Nick L.Voight Show Consultant.................. Brian Harlan Brooks Assistant Director........................ Stephanie Card Dance Captain................... Brett Michael Lockley Assistant Dance Captains............ Kayla Jenerson, Nazarria Workman Associate Scenic Designer...............James Burns Associate Costume Designer...... Heather Stanley Assistant Costume Designers......Tina McCartney, Sydney Gallas Costume Assistants.......................Isabelle Coler, Jason Lewis, Mitchel Wolf Associate Lighting Designer............ Aaron Spivey Assistant Lighting Designer............ Timothy Reed Moving Light Programmer................ Luther Frank Assistant Video Designer...... Michael Commendatore Associate Projection Designer...........Max Epstein Lead Projections Animation......... Gabriel Aronson Projection Programmer............. Charles Dabezies Associate Wig & Hair Designer..................... Elizabeth Printz Assistant Wig & Hair Designer... Momi Kumalae Makeup Designer..........................J. Jared Janas Head Carpenter..............................Addison Grist Automation Carpenter..................Lisa LePoidevin Flyman............................................Sam Vettrus Production Electrician.................. Heather Hunter Head Electrician................................Max Bishop Assistant Electrician...................... Michael Smith Video........................................... David Salazar Production Sound.............................. Jeff Human Advance Sound...............................Kevin McCoy Head Sound.................................... Mike Skladel Assistant Sound............................... Brian Rudell Head Props............................. Amy Laemmerhirt Production Wardrobe................Megan Quinn Wardrobe Supervisor.................. Cat Lovejoy Assistant Wardrobe/ Supervisor.............................. James Renton Star Dresser...................... Kathryn Trantham Hair/Wig Supervisor.............Adrienne Maurer

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Assistant Hair/Wig Supervisor....... Justie Wolf Associate Keyboard Programmer.........Tim Crook Casting Assistant............................. Joe Hetterly Tutoring............................ On Location Education Tutor/Child Wrangler.......................Mari Henman Production Assistant..........................Alex Golden Assistant to Mr. Gordy...................Mario Escobar Assistant to Mr. Morris.......................... Jane Ellis Production Photographer................. Joan Marcus Creative Services............ Allied Integrated Marketing/ Debbie Allamong, Doug Blemker, Eric Stormoen Web/Social/Digital Agency...... The Marketing Division Bob Bucci, Maris Smith, Nic Dris Accountant........................ WithumSmith+Brown/ Robert Fried, CPA, Karen Kowgios, CPA, Anthony Moore, CPA Comptroller.......................Galbraith & Company/ Liz Krane, Sarah Galbraith Insurance.................. Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc./ Bob Middleton, Meghan Shriver Banking........... Signature Bank/Margaret Monigan Payroll..............................................People, Inc. Travel Agent...............Road Rebel and Tzell Travel Merchandising........... Creative Goods/Pete Milano Housing............................................ Road Rebel CREDITS Automation by TAIT. Video Projection System Engineered and Provided by WorldStage Inc. Scenery constructed by TTS Studios, LLC and Hudson Scenic Design. Scenery and props constructed by Proof Productions, Inc. and Daedalus Design and Production Inc. Props by Paragon Theme and Prop Fabrication, Jerard Studio, Craig Gregg and Zoe Morsette. Onstage guitars compliments of Gibson Guitars USA. Costumes by Artur & Tailors; Beckenstein’s Men’s Fabric Czar; Steppenwolf Costume Shop; Giliberto Designs Inc.; Katrina Patterns; Timberlake Studio; Paul Chang Custom Tailors; Tricorne, Inc.; Ritz Furs NYC, Sharnelle Furs NYC, Arel Studios. Lighting equipment by PRG Lighting, Inc. Sound equipment by PRG Sound, Inc. Custom shoes by LaDuca Shoes and Worldtone. Dying and distressing by Hochi Asiatico. Custom hats by Arnold S. Levine. Special thanks to Bra*Tenders, Brooks Brothers and Michael Santulli, Pearl Drums and Zildjian Cymbals. “I Am a Man” iconic image copyrighted by Richard L. Copley. Keyboards Furnished by Yamaha. Research materials by Portia K. Maultsby and Charles E. Sykes. Motown® is a trademark of UMG Recordings, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries, and is used under license. The producers wish to thank The MOTOWN MUSEUM The official home of Hitsville U.S.A. motownmuseum.org

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Fuqua, Gwendolyn Gordy/Carlo, Tyran. Jobete Music Co. Inc. obo Old Brompton Road Music. (ASCAP)/Third Above Music Inc. (ASCAP). “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” by Holland, Brian/Dozier, Lamont Herbert/Holland, Edward, Jr. Stone Agate Music (BMI). “Mama Done Told Me (My)” by Robinson, Smokey/Gordy, Berry Jr./Carlo, Tyran. Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP). “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” by Gaye, Marvin P. Jobete Music Co. Inc. obo itself and MGIII Music, NMG Music and FCG Music (ASCAP). “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Gordy, Berry Jr./Bradford, Janie. Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP)/Stone Agate Music (BMI). “My Girl” by White, Ronald/Robinson, Smokey. Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP). “My Guy” by Robinson, Smokey. Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP). “My World Is Empty Without You” by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr. Stone Agate Music (BMI). “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” by Whitfield, Norman J./Strong, Barrett. Stone Diamond Music Corp. (BMI). “Please, Mr. Postman” by Garrett, William/Dobbins, Georgia/Holland,

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RiverCenter Volunteers Made up of devoted, conscientious supporters of the arts, the members of RiverCenter Volunteers work tirelessly in support of the many programs, projects, and activities that RiverCenter produces or hosts. A major portion of the volunteers’ efforts involves ushering at events and assuring that all patrons have an enjoyable experience each time they visit RiverCenter. To receive information about River­Center Volunteers call Heather Watson at 706-256-3652. Mary Ann Alexander

Linda Fannin

Charlotte McShurley

Barbara Singleton

Nina Alexander

Connie Farrow

Cheryl Meyers

Sylvia Sledge

Shelley Anderson

Glenn Fleming

Sharon Mosely

Rose Slonaker

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Judith Burgess

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Mike Turner

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Jan Knowles

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2018 RiverCenter Board of Trustees Mr. Alex Shalishali, Chair Mrs. Susan Lawhorne, Past Chair Mr. Gene Perkins, Vice Chair Mrs. Becky Rumer, Treasurer Dr. William P. Kendall, Secretary Mr. Norman S. Easterbrook, Executive Director, CEO Mr. Matthew J. Barkley Ms. Dale Goldsmith Mr. Keith Harnage Mr. Isiah Harper, III Dr. Tom Helton

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Ticket Information The RiverCenter box office has tickets available for these series and events: TSYS Broadway on Broad­way, Synovus Center Stage, RiverCenter Music, Discovery Matinees, and Spotlight Spe­cials. Tickets also are available for programs presented by the Columbus Symphony Orches­tra, CSU Schwob School of Music, and various third-party presen­ters. The box office accepts cash, and all major credit cards: VISA, Master­Card, American Ex­press and Discover. TICKETS AT THE DOOR—Tickets to events that are not sold-out may be purchased at the box office beginning one hour before the start of the event. SEASON TICKETS—Season tickets may be purchased at the box office by telephone (706-256-3612) or with order forms in RiverCenter publi­cations and mailings. CUSTOM COMBOS—Tickets to single RiverCenter events may be pur­chased at a savings as Custom Combos. A Custom Combo con­sists of at least one ticket to each of at least

three events per patron. SINGLE TICKETS—Single tickets to individual RiverCenter events may be purchased without a service charge at the box office at the corner of Broadway and Tenth Street. For a service charge, tickets also may be purchased online at tickets.com. GROUP DISCOUNTS—Most RiverCenter events offer discounts on indi­vidual tickets sold to groups of 10 or more. For information call 706-256-3612. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS—Patrons must come to the box office to take ad­vantage of most special promotions and dis­counts. Mil­i­tary, Public Service, Educator and Senior discounts are avail­able on single ticket purchases to most events. Student Rush prices are available all day on the day-of-show at most events. Patrons using vouchers or gift certificates should note dead­lines and restrictions that apply. No refunds are given for ticket price variances or special offers.

Important Information BOX OFFICE & PARKING BOX OFFICE—The box office at RiverCenter, located at the corner of Broadway and Tenth Street, is open Monday–Friday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. It opens one hour before each performance and remains open through inter­mission. The box office is not open on federal holdays unless there is an event that day. FREE PARKING—Parking is available in the parking garage directly in front of RiverCenter, 900 Broad­way. Parking for those with disabilities is avail­able in front of RiverCenter’s main entrance. The garage is managed by the City of Columbus, not RiverCenter.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY FIRE NOTICE—Exits are indicated by red “exit” signs. In case of fire or other emergency, please do not run, but walk to the exit nearest to your seat.

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS—The RiverCenter emer­gency phone number is 706-256-3610. Please pro­vide this number and your seat location to your personal contacts or child care providers.

HOUSE RULES NO BABIES IN ARMS—Everyone attending a ticketed event, including all children regardless of age, must have a ticket. BACKSTAGE AREAS RESTRICTED—For safety and security and out of respect for performers’ privacy, patrons are not given access to backstage areas be­fore or after performances. HOUSE OPENING AND LATE ARRIVALS— RiverCenter’s Grand Lobby opens one hour prior to events and seating begins approximately 30 min­utes before curtain. At the discretion of house man­agement and in compliance with artists’ 71


con­tractual agreements, latecomers will be seated at appropri­ate intervals during events. Latecomers may be seated near the entry doors out of cour­tesy to performers and other patrons. PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT—Please be courteous and turn off devices such as cell phones and pagers. Photography and record­ing is prohibited in the theatres. SMOKE-FREE POLICY—RiverCenter is a smokefree facility. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas only. Thank you for your cooperation.

SPECIAL SERVICES BAR SERVICE—Bar service is available in the Grand Lobby prior to the start and during inter­missions of most RiverCenter events. Food and drink is not permit­ted in the theatres. COURTESY CUPS—Refillable Courtesy Cups will now be sold at RiverCenter concessions for $10 each. These cups will be allowed into Bill Heard Theatre during select RiverCenter performances. Outside beverages are not permitted. ELEVATOR—A patron elevator is located between the entrances to Bill Heard Theatre and Studio Theatre. WHEELCHAIRS—Wheelchairs are available for pa­trons needing help getting to or from seating. Ushers will provide assistance. AUDIO AIDS—Subject to availability, infrared lis­ tening devices are available for hearing impaired patrons. They may be obtained free of charge by presenting personal identification to ushers.

LOST AND FOUND—Lost items should be given to an usher for storing with RiverCenter Security. These items are retained by Security for sixty days then donated to Valley Rescue Mission, Inc. Own­ers may claim lost items by calling 706-256-3610.

RENT A VENUE BILL HEARD THEATRE, STUDIO THEATRE, AND/OR LEGACY HALL—Call 706-256-3607 regarding availability of specific dates on the RiverCenter master calendar. Complete rental fees and policies can be found on rivercenter.org. PATRONS ROOM—The Patrons Room on the mezzanine level may be reserved for private functions by RiverCenter Members and Partners. For information call Jim Rutland at 706-256-3607. ILLGES PLAZA—Event and green space on 10th St. on North Side of Center may be reserved for special events. Call 706-256-3607.

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Event Information 

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Ticket Information

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Season Ticket Purchases

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Group Sales

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Rentals

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Volunteer Office

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Development

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Marketing / Advertising

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Applause, the program guide for RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, is published periodically by RiverCenter, Inc. and distributed to patrons of season shows. Graphic design and typography by Gina Tew. Each issue includes program and performer information for a group of contemporaneous performances and general information about RiverCenter program­ming, facilities, donor members, sponsors and staff. Cover art by Gina Tew.

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RIVERCENTER INC. & the Cultural Economy: Aside from providing great entertainment, performance space, and support services for several area arts organizations, RiverCenter plays an important role in our local economy. As calculated by the Americans for the Arts Economic Impact Calculator based upon an Annual Budget of $2,760,000 RiverCenter activities result in over $4.5 million in economic activity. This supports 153 full time equivalent jobs and represents over $3.5 million in local household income. RIVERCENTER INC. & Tourism: RiverCenter supports conferences, meetings, productions, and other programs that attract tourists to our community for multiple days. Those visitors dine in area restaurants and support other retail businesses in the County during their visit. The entire local economy wins. Since our performing arts center attracts tourists to the city, stands as a symbol of high culture, improves the community’s quality of life, and aids businesses when attracting talent to the region, RiverCenter receives a subsidy from the hotel/motel tax. The revenue is derived from taxes paid by visitors staying in area hotels or motels located within Muscogee County.  These funds are exclusively dedicated to the maintenance, utilities, and upgrades necessary to keep the facility competitive and attractive for the city. Area residents do not fund this tax but they reap the benefits of having their very own performing arts center in Columbus. RIVERCENTER INC. & the Next Generation: RiverCenter provides extensive educational programming both in and outside of RiverCenter for area K-12 public schools. Activities include teacher workshops, study aids, pre and post visit lesson plans, subsidized tickets and transportation to low income schools, and access to the arts for over 20,000 students. RIVERCENTER INC. & Facility Partners: Through significant in-kind contributions RiverCenter supports the activities and performances of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus.  Both are resident companies within the Center. In addition, RiverCenter’s south wing is filled with the Schwob School of Music. Through this collaboration both organizations serve the community in uniquely different ways that would ordinarily not be possible. This synergy brings the university and our nonprofit together to create vibrancy and variety in Uptown.

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Program guide #82 for RiverCenter's 2017-2018 Season. Shows include Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella, Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories...

Applause 82  

Program guide #82 for RiverCenter's 2017-2018 Season. Shows include Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella, Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories...

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