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Applause Issue No. 76

February 2017

Seussical February 2 Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles February 14 Romeo & Juliet + Carmen February 17 The Ugly Duckling February 26 Once February 28

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Matinees Feb 27 at 9:30 and 11:30 AM

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET

Romeo and Juliet + CARMEN

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES PART II

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Message From the director Welcome to RiverCenter! 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.  Experience Bollywood live in a very special schedule of weekend activities focusing on the culture of India.  Taj Express will take your breath away. The irresistible cadences of Drumline Live! will have you tapping your toes.  Join us as we celebrate The Beatles in Let It Be.  We are so pleased to be hosting the U.S. Airforce Concert Band and Singing Sergeants in the

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SEUSSICAL Theatreworks USA Barbara Pasternack

Ken Arthur

Artistic Director

Producing Director

presents

Music by

Lyrics by

Stephen Flaherty

Lynn Ahrens Book by

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Co-Conceived by

Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle Based on the Works of

Dr. Seuss

Scenic Design by

Costume Design by

Puppet Design by

Casting

Narelle Sissons

Tracy Christensen

Eric Wright

Jason Blitman

Assistant Director

Jessica Toltzis Music Director

Nathan Brewer

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Kacey Gritters

Jessica Kate Matthews

Original Broadway Orchestrations by

Orchestrations Adapted by

Doug Besterman

Brian Louiselle

Original Director & Choreographer

Choreographer

Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Megan Gerlach Director

Nathan Brewer

CAST (in alphabetical order by role) Bird Girl #1/Mrs. Mayor............................................................... Rosie McDonald Bird Girl #2............................................................................. Kari Lynn Cotone Cat in the Hat.................................................................................Tom Meglio Gertrude McFuzz........................................................................Rebbekah Alson Horton the Elephant................................................................... Adam McDowell JoJo.............................................................................................Joshua Betz Mayzie La Bird/Bird Girl #3.......................................................Brooke Bauersfeld Sour Kangaroo/Young Kangaroo.................................................. Cameisha Cotton Wickersham #1/Mr. Mayor............................................................. Jake Alexander Wickersham #2.................................................................................Brian Reiff 16


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MUSICAL NUMBERS Overture ....................................................................................Schoolyard Kids “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!” .......................................Boy, Cat In The Hat, Kids “Horton Hears a Who!” ...............................................Cat In The Hat, Boy, Horton, Citizens of the Jungle “Biggest Blame Fool” ............................................Sour Kangaroo, Young Kangaroo, Wickersham Brothers, Gertrude, Mayzie,Horton, Boy, Cat In The Hat, Bird Girls “Here on Who” ..............................Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, JoJo, Horton, Citizens of Who “How to Raise a Child” .........................................................Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!” (reprise) .................................Cat In The Hat, JoJo “It’s Possible” ........................................................JoJo, Cat In The Hat, Company “Alone in the Universe” ....................................................................Horton, JoJo “The One Feather Tale of Miss Gertrude McFuzz/Amayzing Mayzie” ................Gertrude, Mayzie, Bird Girls “Amazing Gertrude” ..................................................Gertrude, Doctor Dake, Nurses “Monkey Around/Chasing the Whos” .......................................Wickershams, Horton, Sour Kangaroo, Bird Girls, Mayzie “Notice Me Horton” ....................................................................Gertrude, Horton “Mayzie’s Exit/Horton Sits on the Egg/Dilemma/Hunters” ..................Mayzie, Horton, Gertrude, Hunters “Egg, Nest and Tree” ......................................................Sour Kangaroo, Bird Girls, Wickershams, Cat In The Hat, Horton “Amazing Horton” ....................................................................................Mayzie “All for You” ......................................................Gertrude, Dr. Dake, Nurses, Horton “The People vs. Horton the Elephant” ..........................Marshall/Judge Yertle,Horton, Who Family, Sour Kangaroo,Wickershams, Bird Girls, Gertrude “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!” (finale) ...................................Cat In The Hat, Boy, Schoolyard Kids “Green Eggs and Ham” ......................................................................Full Company The taking of pictures and/or making of visual or sound recording is expressly forbidden. Please check the houseboard for any program changes. Seussical is presented through special agreement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY. Seussical for Young Audiences premiered at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, MO; Jeff Church, Artistic Director. This program from Theatreworks USA is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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

The Director/ Choreographer is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

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WHO’S WHO

(in alphabetical order by role)

ROSIE MCDONALD (Bird Girl #1/Mrs. Mayor) is thrilled to be a part of this awesome cast of Seussical! She is a recent graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, New York and cannot wait to share the beloved stories of her favorite childhood poet and philosopher with you all! KARI LYNN COTONE (Bird Girl #2) is so happy to be on tour with this sweet, sweet show. BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University. Endless love and gratitude to mom and dad. @karilynncotone TOM MEGLIO (Cat in the Hat) is happy to be joining Seussical, after having just toured the US with TWUSA’s Skippyjon Jones, SnowWhat?! He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music this past spring. Tom would like to thank his old friends, teachers, family and roommates for their support and joy.

in Fancy Nancy and regionally as Nathan in The Full Monty! Thanks to Jason, Greg, Nathan, and Megan for this opportunity! All the love and thanks to his friends and family for all their support and the support from his alma mater Millikin University! He is a proud new member of Actors’ Equity Association. BROOKE BAUERSFELD (Mayzie La Bird/ Bird Girl #3) is a Los Angeles native with a degree in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. Career highlights: Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), Cinderella (Into the Woods), Luisa (The Fantasticks), and Berenstain Bears Live! (National Tour/OffBroadway). Multitude of gratitude to her family. “Just tell yourself, duckie, you’re really quite lucky!”- Dr. Seuss. CAMEISHA COTTON (Sour Kangaroo/Young Kangaroo) is ecstatic to join TheatreWorks production of Seussical as Sour Kangaroo! She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2014 with a BFA in Musical Theatre and most recently performed in the regional tour of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical as Lily Polkadot. Many thanks to my family and friends!

REBBEKAH ALSON (Gertrude McFuzz) is a native of NYC and a Boston University graduate. Recent NY theatre credits include originating roles in Pip’s Island (Chuck) and Your Name On My Lips (Suzanna). Film/ TV: Allston X-mas, American Poltergeist and JAKE ALEXANDER (Wickersham #1/ Down, Down, Baby. Love and thanks to her Mr. Mayor) is thrilled to be making his family! Visit her at www.RebbekahAlson.com. TheatreworksUSA debut. NYC credits: A Few Good Men (Gallery Players of Brooklyn), ADAM MCDOWELL (Horton the Elephant) is Imprint (First Frost Fringe Festival), thrilled to be touring the country with Seussi- Creative License (New York International cal the Musical. Previous roles include: Shrek Fringe Festival). Jake is a Connecticut in Shrek, Amos in Chicago, Mr. Brokoff/Captain native and holds a BA from Boston Carbon in Gabi Goes Green. A big thanks to God, College. Much love to his family, friends, family, friends, Harlem Hub, Breanna and The- and the creative team for their support! atreworks USA. Marymount Manhattan College Alumni. Psalm 127. www.adam-mcdowell.com BRIAN REIFF (Wickersham #2) is very excited to be a part of Seussical. Regional JOSHUA BETZ (JoJo) is thrilled to be making Credits include: Passion at Zoetic Stage his TWUSA with Seussical! He was last seen in Miami, The Addams Family, 1776, and Off-Broadway as Peter in Pinkalicious, Lionel Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror at 18


SEUSSICAL Cortland Repertory Theatre. Many thanks to his Outer Critics Circle Awards for his music for family, friends, and everyone at Theatreworks. the Broadway production of Ragtime. Mr. Flaherty was also nominated for the Grammy LYNN AHRENS (Lyrics and Book) won theatre’s Award for the recordings Songs From “Ragtriple crown – the 1998 Tony Award, Drama time” and “Ragtime: Original Broadway Cast Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Recording”. Other Broadway composing the score of the Broadway musical Ragtime credits include: Seussical (Drama Desk and (book by Terrence McNally) and received two Grammy Award nominations), Once on This Grammy nominations for its cast recordings. Island (Tony nominations for Best Score and Also in 1998, she received two Academy Award Best Musical; Olivier Award for London’s Best nominations and two Golden Globe nomina- Musical), My Favorite Year (Lincoln Center tions for the songs and score of Anastasia, Theatre) and Neil Simon’s Proposals (incidenTwentieth Century Fox’s first feature animation. tal music). He is also the composer of A Man Most recently Ms. Ahrens was represented on of No Importance, which was produced in Broadway with book and lyrics for Seussical New York last season by Lincoln Center The(Grammy nomination) and off-Broadway with atre, Gertrude Stein’s A Long Gay Book (dilyrics for A Man of No Importance at Lincoln rected and adapted by Frank Galati), and the Center Theatre (book by Terrence McNally, musical farce Lucky Stiff. Film work includes 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical). Anastasia (Academy Award nominations for She wrote book and lyrics for the long-running Best Score and Best Song; 2 Golden Globe Broadway hit Once on This Island (London’s nominations). His concert pieces have been Olivier Award, Best Musical, two Tony nomina- performed at the Hollywood Bowl and tions); book and lyrics for Lucky Stiff (Helen Carnegie Hall among others. “The Ahrens Hayes Award, Best Musical.) Lyrics, My Favor- and Flaherty Songbook”, a collection of his ite Year (Lincoln Center Theatre). All the above theatre and film songs written with lyricist have music by long-time collaborator Stephen Lynn Ahrens, has been published by Warner Flaherty. Ms. Ahrens is the lyricist and co-book Bros. Publications. Stephen is a member of writer for A Christmas Carol (music by Alan the Dramatists Guild Council. Celebrating his Menken, co-book by Mike Ockrent) which has 20th year of collaboration with Lynn Ahrens. ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden. For Ahrens and Flaherty’s first professional job her work in network television as a songwriter, together was writing The Emperor’s New creator and producer, Ms. Ahrens has received Clothes for Theatreworks USA. the Emmy Award and four Emmy nominations. MARCIA MILGROM DODGE (Original DirecHer songs are a mainstay of the renowned tor and Choreographer) directed and choreoanimated series “Schoolhouse Rock.” She is a graphed the acclaimed Broadway revival of member of ASCAP, the Academy of Motion PicRagtime after its sold-out run at The Kennedy ture Arts and Sciences and the National AcadCenter, winning the Helen Hayes Award for emy of Recording Arts and Sciences; she serves Outstanding Direction of a Resident Musical on the Dramatists Guild Council and the Board of Directors of Young Playwrights, Inc; she co- and a 2010 Tony Award Nomination for Best chairs the Dramatists Guild’s Jonathan Larson Director of a Musical. Also at The Kennedy Center, she adapted & directed a concert Musical Theatre Fellows Program. staging of My Fair Lady starring Jonathan STEPHEN FLAHERTY (Music and Book) has Pryce & Laura Michele Kelly. Dodge’s Offwritten music for theater, film and the concert Broadway credits include Venus Flytrap (The hall. He won the Tony, Drama Desk and Active Theater), Cookin’, Radio Gals, Maltby & 19


SEUSSICAL Shire’s Closer Than Ever (choreographed original production) and William Finn’s Romance In Hard Times (The Public Theater). Regionally, she has directed at St. Louis Rep & Cincinnati Playhouse (Cabaret), Bucks County Playhouse (Really Rosie), Denver Center Theatre Company (Sense & Sensibility The Musical, world-premiere production 2013), Pasadena Playhouse (Under My Skin), Glimmerglass Festival (The Music Man), Bay Street Theatre (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Who’s Tommy, Once On This Island, Hair, Fit To Print and Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror, co-written with her husband Anthony Dodge/Edgar Award nomination for Best Play), Reprise Theatre Company (Cabaret, How To Succeed…), Maltz Jupiter Theatre (The King & I, Hello, Dolly!/Carbonell Award for Direction, Anything Goes/Carbonell Award for Choreography and Master Class); many shows at Sacramento Music Circus, Flat Rock Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, The Goodman Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals and Arena Stage. She has also participated in exciting collaborations with Julie Andrews (Simeon’s Gift), Stephen Sondheim (Merrily We Roll Along), Rupert Holmes (Thumbs!), Des McAnuff (Elmer Gantry) and Robert Falls and John Logan (Riverview). Her television credits include Sesame Street and AMC’S Remember WENN. As always, for Tony and Natasha.

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NATHAN BREWER (Director and Music Director) Directing credits include The Kennedy Center, Town Hall, NYU (Tisch), TheatreworksUSA, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Adrienne Arsht Center, The York Theatre, Warner Theatre, Blue Hill Troupe, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, The Princeton Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source, Park Avenue Armory, Fairfax Symphony, and West Virginia Symphony. Assistant: Aladdin (Broadway) and Relatively Speaking (Broadway). Resident Director for Nouveau Productions, Resident Director for The American Pops Orchestra, Resident Director

for Long Island Musical Theatre Festival, President & Artistic Director of Recreational Arts, Inc. Nathan has taught at Penn State, New York Film Academy (NYC and Sydney), Westminster Conservatory, and Shiamak Davar Institute (India). B.A. Westminster Choir College (Voice), M.F.A. Penn State (Directing). MEGAN GERLACH (Choreographer) is thrilled to be returning to the Jungle of Nool! Most recently Megan choreographed The Addams Family, Shrek and Spamalot for the Black Hills Playhouse in South Dakota. Megan holds a BFA in Dance and a Theatre minor from the University of Minnesota. She wants to be batman when she grows up. JESSICA TOLTZIS (Assistant Director) is a theater major at Oberlin College and has trained at the Moscow Art Theater School, the National Theater Institute, and the Powerhouse Theater Training Program. Recent roles include Anna in The Baltimore Waltz, Deb in Ordinary Days, and Touchstone in As You Like It at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This spring, she will be playing Iris in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window at Oberlin this spring. Jessica received the Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award for her role as Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. KACEY GRITTERS (Stage Manager) is delighted to be returning to tour with the Seussical team. Her recent work in Stage Management includes Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Bucks County Playhouse); Dot (The Vineyard Theatre); The Pavilion (The BarrowGroup); Songs for a New World (Long Island University); The Gumshoe at War (The Signature Theater). JESSICA KATE MATTHEWS (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to join TheatreworksUSA! A graduate of Point Park’s Conservatory, she has been involved in many productions in the Pittsburgh area. Recent children’s theatre credits include Journey to Oz, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Velveteen


SEUSSICAL Rabbit, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Stuart contractual support for over 2000 Full Members and over 800 Associates. Little, Charlotte’s Web (Hangar Theatre). MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL [www. mtishows.com] is one of the world’s leading dramatic licensing agencies, protecting the rights and legacy of composers, lyricists and book writers and supplying scripts and musical materials and other theatrical resources to theaters around the world. With over 250 titles in its catalogue, MTI has been the driving force in perpetuating great musicals such as Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and Fiddler On The Roof, as well as many fine family musicals such as Annie, A Year In The Life of Frog & Toad, and Seussical. Additionally, MTI is home of The Broadway Junior Collection™, 70-minute adaptions of Broadway musicals designed for middle school children to perform [Annie, Jr, The Music Man, Jr, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr and many others] and the Kids Collection, 30-minute musicals for performances by elementary school children [Disney’s Cinderella and The Jungle Book among ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in others.] For more information, please visit 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and www.broadwayjr.com. stage managers in the U.S. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a AUTHORS’ NOTE Seussical has had almost wide range of benefits, including health and as many lives as The Cat in the Hat: from its pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of original reading in New York to its Toronto live theatre as an essential component of our workshop to its Boston premiere through its Broadway run and onto two national tours! society. www.actorsequity.org. Now, we’re delighted that Seussical is being THE STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS performed by many hundreds of professionSOCIETY (SDC), founded in 1959, is the al, community, and school theatres across theatrical labor union that unites, empowers, North America, and we’ve prepared this and protects professional stage Directors special one act version to accommodate its and Choreographers throughout the United youngest audiences. Seussical is about many States. SDC’s mission is to foster a national things – loyalty, friendship, family, responcommunity of professional stage Directors sibility, love, but most of all, the power of and Choreographers by protecting the rights, imagination. We hope our musical stirs the health, and livelihoods of all of its Members. imaginations of all who see it, because with SDC seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas, the power of imagination,a person “no matinformation and opportunities while educating ter how small” can help change the world for current and future generations about the role the better. “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!” of Directors and Choreographers and providing -- Lynn Ahrens and StephenFlaherty effective administration, negotiations and

THEATREWORKS USA (Producer) founded in 1961, is America’s foremost professional theatre for young and family audiences. Its mission is to create imaginative and thought-provoking shows that are educational, entertaining and thought-provoking. Their 2016-2017 touring repertoire includes Charlotte’s Web; A Christmas Carol; Click, Clack, Moo; Freedom Train; Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School; Pete the Cat; Seussical; Skippyjon Jones Snow What; The Lightning Thief; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Teacher From the Black Lagoon & Other Story Books. Theatreworks’ honors include a Drama Desk Award, Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Award, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the William M. Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence given by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and the Medal of Honor from the Actors’ Fund of America. www.TWUSA.org

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LET IT BE The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey. This revamped production of Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles answers that question, and brings you the show that you never got to see. While the first half of theatrical performance is comprised of favorites from the Beatles career, the all new second half imagines a world in which the Beatles re-united. Enter a time capsule and turn back in time to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday - October 9, 1980. For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing other hits like “Back in the USSR,” “Live and Let Die,” “Got to Get you Into My Life,” “My Sweet Lord,” “Hey Jude,” and many more hits you never got to see performed live, on top of many other classics!

CAST Paul McCartney.................................................................... Neil Candelora George Harrison...........................................................................JT Curtis John Lennon................................................................... Michael Gagliano Ringo Starr........................................................................ Chris McBurney The Fifth Beatle..................................................................Daniel A. Weiss

WHO’S WHO

(in alphabetical order)

NEIL CANDELORA (Paul McCartney) 6 years old – the age Neil Candelora would have his life forever changed by seeing a VHS of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. 6 and a ½ – the age in which he decided to learn to play left handed – just like his new favorite Beatle. It is many teenaged years later, and he’s rightly (or should I say leftly) stuck with his decision. Hey, it’s a good story right? Originally born and raised in Orlando, Neil was literally raised in a dinner theater by actor parents Bettie-Ann and Joe. Nowadays, Neil resides in sunny Chicago. When he’s not moptopin’ it onstage you can most likely find him rehearsing and recording with his band The Ivorys at their very own Seven Levels Studios. Having traveled a decent amount of North America to portray “The cute but bossy one” sources close to Neil say that he’s supposedly “Very excited” and “Happy” to be playing with such a great cast in “Let It Be”. He would like to thank his friends, family, and Mark Ferrera.

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LET IT BE JT CURTIS (George Harrison) JT Curtis was actually born on John Lennon’s birthday. He has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old, and his formidable fretwork has been compared to the likes of Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, and of course, George Harrison. He has performed with several Beatles tribute acts from Los Angeles to New York, where he made his Broadway performance debut in Let It Be. JT’s exhilarating new solo album, One Last Stand, a highenergy progressive rock / funk concept album, is available on his website. The video for the lead single “Bootleg Gasoline” was released early 2016. His first album with 7th Sun, From the Beginning, which he produced himself, was nominated Best Independent CD by South Bay Music Awards. JT is the host of a YouTube series, “The History of Rock & Roll”, as well as his One Man Band series, where JT covers classic rock songs, singing all the vocals and playing all the instruments. The series includes a captivating performance of The Beatles classic, “Come Together”. JT has also written and produced music for CBS, ABC, Fox, The Super Bowl and for the NCAA’s March Madness. JT is thrilled to reunite with his Broadway cast mates for the Let It Be tour. www.jtcurtismusic.com MICHAEL GAGLIANO (John Lennon) Michael has spent 15 years perfecting his performance as a Beatle on some of the world’s biggest stages: from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and on television all over the world. He also starred in an Abbey Road-style television commercial for Hyundai, aired all over South East Asia. He has performed by personal request for Mick Avery (The Kinks) and at an intimate party at Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s house. Michael is an accomplished singer/songwriter. He was signed to Sony music label in 2000 and went on to release three original albums under the name The Sails. His own music reflects the retro rock and psychedelic influences of his favourite bands: The Beatles, The Who and fellow Woking man Paul Weller (The Jam). The Sails’ albums have received critical acclaim with 5-star reviews from Mojo Magazine, iTunes, The Sunday Times and the Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham. In 2011 the Sails’ single ‘I’m Only Bleeding’ was voted by listeners of USA radio as ‘the coolest song of the year’, with a further nomination for ‘Liar’ the following year. Michael has performed as John Lennon for more than from 10 years and is an original west end cast member since we first opened at the prince of Wales theatre in 2012. With a new single by The Sails released in Jan 2017 & produced by Guy Chambers (best known for his work with Robbie wiliams ) we are sure to see and hear a lot more from this rising star. CHRIS MCBURNEY (Ringo Starr) Originally from Madison WI, Chris was seduced by the Beatles at around age 6 when he stumbled across his brother’s White Album. It set him on a musical journey for life. Now living in New York City, he has had the opportunity to record in some amazing studios and tour all over North America, Europe, and Asia with a number of different acts. He has toured the U.S and Japan as the drummer for Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, and has performed in several productions of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story across the U.S. Highlights to date include playing the Beatles old stomping ground, the Cavern Club in Liverpool and playing in the Broadway production of Let it Be. McBurney also earned his 28


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MFA from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and has acted in productions Off-Broadway and in many regional theaters across the U.S including The Guthrie, Cleveland Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Virginia Stage Company and The Fulton Theatre. As a life long Beatles fan he is honored and proud to spread the music of the Beatles to audiences all over the world. DANIEL A WEISS (The Fifth Beatle) Daniel A Weiss is a New York City based musician, most recently seen music directing and arranging for a sold out performance of West End Recast in London, a concert featuring many of the West End’s finest singers. He was the Music Supervisor, orchestrator and musical director for Anthony Rapp’s one-man show, Without You (Edinburgh Fringe, Menier Chocolate Factory, South Korea, Toronto). His most recent composing credits include original music for the show, Happily After Tonight by Mateo Moreno and Dedalus Lounge by Gary Duggan (co-written with Anthony Rapp). Daniel was the assistant musical director and associate conductor for the original Broadway company of Rent. He has a multitude of Broadway credits for both conducting and/or performing, including Let It Be, Motown The Musical, 
Godspell, Hair, Taboo, Hairspray and Brooklyn. Daniel also appears on many soundtracks including Rent, Taboo, Brooklyn and Without You, and has toured with artists including Joan Osborne, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin Vega, Valerie Carter, Jeffrey
 Gaines, Neshama Carlebach and Cassidy (Antigone Rising). Recent Discography: “Without You” (soundtrack), Wool&Grant, Ina May Wool, Katrin Roush, Rachel Millman, Denise Marsa, Elisa Korenne, Bri Reitano, Jill Stevenson, Andrew Cohen, Rebecca Everett, Roman Klun, Rachel Bay Jones, Bryce Ryness, Jenna Marotta, Martin Rivas, Fred Arcoleo, James Durst, Vicki Genfan, Brooklyn Women’s Choir, indie film Camp, Starcraft II by Blizzard Software.

CREATIVES ALLAN SLUTSKY (Musical Director) Allan Slutsky is a Grammy award winning musician and author whose musical journey has taken him from the orchestra pits of some of Broadways most celebrated shows to the world’s great concert halls, to movie theaters across the world. His guitar, banjo and mandolin playing have been featured in dozens of theatrical productions including Chicago, Dreamgirls, Mama Mia, The Color Purple, The Book Of Mormon, Newsies and Grease as well as concert performances with artists as varied as Luciano Pavarotti, Don Rickles, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper, Billy Preston, Bootsy Collins, Joan Osborne, Chaka Kahn and Little Anthony and the Imperials. In 1983, Allan became a household name to guitarists when he penned the Dr. Licks guitar transcription series. In 1989, he wrote and published Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, a biography that chronicled the life and music of legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson and the storied label’s studio band, the Funk Brothers.

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LET IT BE A movie version of the same book hit the big screen in 2002 winning Best Non-fiction Film Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics, as well two Grammys for the soundtrack. For his work as the film’s producer, Allan was awarded the Recording Academy’s “Heroes Award” in April of 2004. In recent years, Allan has kept busy writing arrangements for TV shows like BET, President Obama’s 2009 Inauguration ceremony, American Idol and the Primetime Emmys and playing mandolin in his trio The Night Cafe (www.nightcafetrio.com). He’s currently cowriting the biography of ‘60s teen idol, Bobby Rydell.

DARREN MCCAULLEY (Original Video Designer) Founded in 2009, TURBINE is a visual workshop based in Montreal whose members have been active in the field of projection and LED video since 2001. They offer their clients a turnkey solution: from video system design to custom video content production and integration. TURBINE has done work for Cirque du Soleil, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park, the Pan Am Games, the Killers and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, among others. MATHIEU ST-ARNAUD (Original Video Designer) Over 17 years ago, an unexpected twist of fate put a projector in the hands of Mathieu St-Arnaud, sparking a new career and a new outlet for his creative flair and boundless energy. Mathieu leverages his creative assets and technical expertise to outline a big picture for each new project. He asks questions and researches, generating ideas and pushing concepts until an overall vision emerges. Mathieu then structures an agile process to make that vision an astonishing reality. In 2009, he cofounded Normal, a visual content design studio that unites established integration expertise with the creative ingenuity of an agile design team. Since then, Mathieu has collaborated on hundreds of productions around the world, forging a solid reputation as a passionate and enthusiastic designer. SOONER ROUTHIER (Lighting Designer) A native of the Northeast Kingdom in Northern Vermont, is a production designer and co-owner of SRae Productions. Throughout her career she has also worked as a lighting designer and lighting director for various productions and events including modern dance, theatre, and concert touring. She spent the beginning of her career working in Southern New Hampshire as a lighting director and technician for Rainbow Concert Productions while moonlighting as a creative director for the non- profit Tandem Dance Company. After being hired on her first tour as lighting designer for the band, Chevelle, she has continued to tour for various rock and pop artists including Rage Against the Machine, The All American Rejects, Rhianna, and Bon Jovi. As a production designer, Sooner has created video, scenic, pyro, and lighting designs for many artists including Pentatonix, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd Motley Crue, Disturbed and most recently, KISS.

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PRODUCERS ANNERIN PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER AND GENERAL MANAGER Jeff Parry started Jeff Parry Promotions 32 years ago and saw considerable success from promoting a wide range of shows, which included: Bill Cosby, BB King, Burton Cummings, David Copperfield, Lord of Dance, Mamma Mia, Dora the Explorer, Cats, The Rankin Family, etc. The success from promoting shows throughout North America, which started off as a one man operation, inspired Jeff to bring together his passion for music and knowledge from the promoting industry, to produce shows of his own. Over ten years ago he expanded the company into a producing role, hence Annerin Productions was formed. Jeff discovered the opportunity to produce shows that could bring together high quality elements from theatre in the form of concert-style entertainment. Annerin Productions is now becoming a world class leader in creating nostalgic theatrical concerts for audiences to experience legendary artsits who are no longer touring. Past productions under Annerin Productions include: Bjorn Again, Barrage, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience and Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles, which had a successful Broadway Run in 2010/2011. Current productions include PFX – The Pink Floyd Experience, The Australian Bee Gees Show and Let It Be. In 2012, a decision was made to bring the infamous West End of London a Beatles show of their own. Established as one of London’s West End’s most popular shows when it opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012, Let It Be then transferred for a yearlong run at the Savoy Theatre from January 2013 – February 2014 and played a limited Broadway engagement during summer 2013. Enjoyed by over 800,000 people worldwide, Let It Be continues to delight fans around the globe, having recently performed for audiences in Germany, Japan, Moscow, Monaco, Singapore and the U.K. and Ireland. Annerin Productions is represented worldwide with offices in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) and London, England WWW.ANNERIN.COM

SPECIAL THANKS TO We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the cast, crew and vendors whose hardwork is a constant inspiration and pleasure. We’d also like to extend our eternal gratitude to The Beatles who not only changed the face of music to come, but changed our lives as well. Thank you for the incredible songs.

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THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: ROMEO & JULIET After William Shakespeare’s Tragedy Full-length Ballet Music by

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski Original Choreography by

Marius Petipa Restaged by

Elena Radchenko Sets and Costumes by

Elena and Sergey Radchenko Libretto by

Elena and Sergei Radchenko

CAST

Juliet..............................................................................................Maria Klyueva Maria Sokolnikova Olga Gudkova Romeo........................................................................................ Ivan Zviagintcev Dmitry Sitkevich Tibald.........................................................................................Evgeniy Rudakov Mercutio........................................................................................Anton Baglikov Paris....................................................................................... Konstantin Marikin Capuletti father............................................................................ Dmitry Romanov Capuletti mother............................................................................ Natalia Ivanova Nurse......................................................................................... Galina Romanova Priest................................................................................................ Nelson Pena 36


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SCENE 1 The Capulets are hosting a magnificent celebration. By their house a crowd of guests is dancing in the square. The Montagues, who are the Capulets enemies and rivals, are naturally not invited. There are Mercutio and Benvolio with friends. They try to persuade their friend Romeo, Lord Montague’s son, to put on a mask with them and sneak into the feast. Romeo agrees. In the course of the merriment and dancing, Romeo meets Juliet, who unmasks him. They instantly fall in love with each other. Lady Capulet’s nephew, Tybalt, is a desperate rake and squabbler. On seeing the strangers at the celebration, he starts a fight with Mercutio. However Mercutio makes fun of Tybalt and cheers everybody up. Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, gets villainously killed by Tybalt in a brawl. Romeo confronts and accidently slays Tybalt, who dies before the Capulets’ eyes. They are in grief and ask for revenge. Romeo runs away. He hurries to a rendezvous with his beloved Juliet. Risking his life, Romeo gets into Juliet’s bedroom.

SCENE 2 The loving couple meet. They carry on a dialogue. They vow fidelity until death parts them and become a husband and a wife. Suddenly a nurse appears and warns that Juliet’s parents and Paris are coming. They have chosen him as a rich fiancée for their daughter. The parents have a stern conversation with Juliet, who doesn’t want to marry Paris. The father is outraged. He tells Juliet that she will marry Paris tomorrow. The three of them leave the bedroom. Juliet is stricken with the news. She asks Friar Laurence to give her a hypnotic drug so that she looks dead and the wedding with Paris can be cancelled. Juliet takes the drug to fall asleep, but Romeo does not know anything about it. Learning about Juliet’s death, he runs into her bedroom to die next to her. Romeo sees Juliet and believes that she is dead.. He cannot imagine life without her so he has some poison prepared and he takes it. Before his death Romeo has visions and then everything plunges into darkness. Having woken up, Juliet sees her dead Romeo. He hasn’t left even a drop of poison for her. Juliet then stabs herself with Romeo’s dagger hoping to see her beloved and unite in the next world. “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo”

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THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: CARMEN Full-length Ballet in One Act Music by

Rodion Shchedrin (b.1932) after Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Choreography by

Alberto Alonso (1967) First production 1967, Moscow Based on a story by

Prosper Merimee Additional Choreography and Staging by

Iryna Kovalova

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS Carmen, A Gypsy woman Don José, Corporal of Dragoons Escamillo, Toreador (bullfighter) Corregidor Bull, Fate Tobacco Workwomen Plus Corps de ballet

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CAST Carmen.................................................................... Maria Klyueva, Milena Stashina Jose.....................................................................Alexander Daev, Dmitry Sitkevich Torero.................................................................... Denis Onufriychuk, Nelson Pena Corregidor............................................................. Evgeniy Rudakov, Anton Baglikov Fate...........................................................................................Elena Khorosheva Tobacco Girls........................................................Olga Sharikova, Malika Tokkozhina Hanna Zimovchenko, Daria Lednikova The impetus and cause for the creation of Carmen was the cherished dream of the celebrated Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya to depict the highly strung and riveting character of Carmen in a ballet. Initially banned by the Soviet hierarchy as “disrespectful” to the opera for precisely these qualities, the ballet has since become Shchedrin’s bestknown work and has remained popular in the West as what reviewer James Sanderson of allmusic.com calls “an iconoclastic but highly entertaining retelling of Bizet’s opera.” Soldier Don Jose falls in love with Carmen, a cigarette vendor, but she later abandons him for the toreador Escamillo. Don José suffers from an unhealthy passion for Carmen; he can no longer endure this situation and he urges her to come back to him. Carmen, who loves her freedom above all things and who does not accept being controlled by anyone, denies him the opportunity. Fate, an ambiguous character who takes on the shape of a bull, sketches the tragic conclusion of this exhilarating love story. The program says, “Carmen is a beautiful woman who is free, true to herself, and completely honest. Don José lies, and thus he loses her. The Bull represents Fate. Therefore Carmen and the Bull die at the same time because she and her Fate are one.” The final pas de deux, a danced contest between Carmen and Don José, is a simulated bullfight in which the ballerina assumes the combined roles of heroine and Fate in the form of a bull.

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THE UGLY DUCKLING LightWire Theater Presents

In an age when technology seems to provide many distractions, Lightwire Theater, made famous on America’s Got Talent, brings the classic tale The Ugly Duckling to the modern stage. While “The Ugly Duckling” is a classic story, Lightwire Theater puts their own unique spin on their rendition of the tale. “We felt it was important for our Ugly Duck to gain the love and respect from his foster family by his courageous act of saving them from a ‘bad’ cat,” explained Ian Carney, the creator of the troupe. “For him to be loved just because he grew into something beautiful was not a strong enough message for us, so we focused more on our Duck’s inner beauty.” The message of the story will appeal to people of various ages, and so will the incredible effort put into the production. The technical detail behind the lights is nothing short of astounding. “By nature EL, which is used for everything audiences see during the performance, is not designed for intense movement and can easily break/short out,” Ian Carney explained. “Producing characters that are organic looking and quite physical takes a great deal of work.” The Carneys, along with Lightwire Theater co-creators Corbin and Whitney Popp, hope that the unique combination of art, theater and technology that they have created will entertain and excite young audiences and their families. Despite the hard work behind the show, the rewards of putting on a good performance keep the troupe active. To date, they have five different shows and are soon to be celebrating their tenth year of establishment. “We are competing for their attention with things like video games and Instagram,” Eleanor says. “We want to get kids excited about attending live stage performances.’ We are building the next generation of theatergoers.”

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THE UGLY DUCKLING

IAN CARNEY

THE TEAM

(CREATOR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER)

Ian is best known for his long run in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s musical Movin’ Out on Broadway. A New Orleans native, he started dancing as a child, studying ballet with Harvey Hysell and Diane Carney in New Orleans and in New York City. He danced lead roles in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and many other ballets, as well as being a guest dancer, teacher and choreographer in companies across the United States. While still performing, Ian earned a degree in English Literature from Tulane University. He is the co-creator of Dino-Light, the family show that continues to delight audiences around the world. Ian has appeared on television with Lightwire Theater on Season 7, semi-finals of America’s Got Talent, TF1’s The Best: Le Meilleur Artiste in France and on the series premiere of truTV’s Fake Off. ELEANOR B. CARNEY

(CREATOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) Originally from New Orleans, Eleanor began her dance training with Harvey Hysell and Joseph Giaccobbe. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Anthropology. She has danced professionally with Indianapolis Ballet Theater, and the Lexington, Northwest Florida, Delta Festival and Montgomery Ballets. Career highlights include dancing Aurora in

The Sleeping Beauty, Desdemona in The Moor’s Pavane, the title roles in Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Giselle and Coppelia, and of course, the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Mrs. Carney was delighted to appear with Lightwire Theater on Season 7, semi-finals of America’s Got Talent, TF1’s The Best: Le Meilleur Artiste in France and on the series premiere of truTV’s Fake Off. CORBIN POPP (CREATOR, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR) Corbin is from Lincoln, Nebraska. He earned a degree in biochemistry at University of NebraskaLincoln, while also studying math, physics and dance. Opting for dance, Corbin performed in The Phantom of the Opera and Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out on Broadway. He has toured throughout the United States with many shows, and all over Europe with Tharp’s dance company. Corbin speaks German, studied in Germany on a Fulbright scholarship and recently graduated from dental school, yet still continues to perform and collaborate with Lightwire Theater. WHITNEY POPP (CREATOR) Whitney began her training in her hometown in eastern Washington at the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet. She trained with the Mid-Colombia Ballet under the direction of Debra Rogo. Whitney later studied with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and went on to become a Principal dancer with the Sacramento

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THE UGLY DUCKLING Ballet. After moving to New York, she was discovered by Twyla Tharp and later received honorable reviews for works such as The Fugue and Surfer at the River Styx. Whitney spent three years with Movin’ Out dancing the lead roles of Judy and Brenda. Recently she has enjoyed dancing works by Corbian LLC and setting works for Twyla Tharp both locally and internationally with her husband Corbin. She currently enjoys raising her three children, while teaching dance to our next generation of performing artists. STEPHEN CHARLES NICHOLSON

(TOUR MANAGER / PERFORMER) Stephen Nichol-

son has appeared in many independent films and off-Broadway stage productions. He is pleased to be part of the building team, a performer and tour manager with Lightwire Theater. He has a B.A. in Religion with an Asian Studies minor from Colgate University and an MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at The New School. He is an alumnus of Teach for America. JOHNATHON WHALEN

(TOUR MANAGER/PERFORMER) Johnathon Whalen is a New Orleans native and is very excited to have been a part of Lightwire Theater for several years now. He currently Tour Manages Dino-Light as well as performing in the show. Johnathon also enjoys set design, construction, & make-up/prosthetic effects. He has performed at many theaters in and around New Orleans, including The Stage Door Canteen at The National World War 2 Museum. Johnathon also enjoys being a part of the film industry in New Orleans as well. He would like to thank his Lightwire family for helping to create an atmosphere of creativity and love that he is truly grateful to be a part of everyday!

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moving to the Crescent City, she spent ten years auditioning and performing in New York City. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21 Conservatory. Some favorite credits include the Broadway’s Rising Stars Concert at the legendary Town Hall in NYC; The Sound of Music, Asian Tour with Troika Entertainment; Let Freedom Swing! at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans; The Parrot, at the Flea Theater in NYC, and Cold As Ice, starring Olympic Gold medalist, Oksana Baiul, at the Gateway Playhouse. She loves working with Lightwire Theater and helping to bring the joy of live performance to audiences across the globe. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, SCN, Ian and Eleanor.

LIGHTWIRE THEATER Ian and Eleanor Carney were both born and raised in New Orleans and met at the age of 13, through ballet class. Their successful dancing careers took them to New York, and it was on Broadway when Ian met co-creator, Corbin Popp, while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out. An immediate connection was made between the kindred spirits as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology. After coming across a product called, “EL wire,” the lights turned on and the possibilities seemed endless. Together, with their wives Eleanor and Whitney, they began to experiment with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life. After years of engineering and development, they initially founded CORBiAN Visual Arts and Dance. Although New York offered many opportunities, Ian and Eleanor wanted to return to New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit their hometown. With the hopes of helping to rebuild their city, they were joined by Corbin and Whitney Popp and eventually founded Lightwire Theater.


THE UGLY DUCKLING Since then, they have become internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and music scores designed to evoke imagery. Lightwire Theater continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide based out of New Orleans, LA.

THE BUILD The process of building Lightwire Theater’s electroluminescent characters starts with the creators and the cast. They build everything themselves from the ground up, with each sculpture taking nearly 200 hours of intensive labor. The foundation begins with a base that includes triggers and armatures. They utilize recyclable materials including aluminum rods, election signs, skate board wheels, dryer ducting, plumbing supplies, PVC pipes, fishing poles, duct tape, zip ties and back packs to help define peaks and angles. These common household items help create durable and pliable sculptures that can withstand the movement of the dancers and multiple performances. Black fabric is added to the sculpture for dimension and then lined with electroluminescent wire known as “el wire” which is soldered everywhere the wire is connected. Unlike black lights, “el wire” can be powered by batteries, requires no theatrical lighting and gives a 360-degree of glowing light. Once the character is “turned on” it can use up to 16 AA or rechargeable batteries per performance. The result…anything your innerchild can dream of including 16-ft. tall birds, dinosaurs, ducks, soldiers, swords and more!

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Music And Lyrics

Enda Walsh

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

Based On The Motion Picture Written And Directed By

John Carney Starring

Sam Cieri  Mackenzie Lesser-Roy Caleb Adams  Lily Caputo  Jenn Chandler  Barry Debois  Nyssa Duchow Liam Fennecken  Lynn Flickinger  Anya Gibian  Isaac Haas  John Hays Julia Hoffmann  Michael Kurowski  Angel Lin  Alison Rose Munn  Bristol Pomeroy Adam Huel Potter  Lauren J Thomas  Dan Tracy  Grant Alan Watkins

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John Tiffany Once was originally produced by Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf Productions and Robert Cole, in association with New York Theatre Workshop.

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CAST (in alphabetical order) Ivanka.....................................................................................................................Lily Caputo Bank Manager.....................................................................................................JENN CHANDLER Cello, Guitar Guy........................................................................................................................... Sam Cieri Guitar Ex-Girlfriend..........................................................................................................Nyssa Duchow Violin, Percussion Švec................................................................................................................. Liam Fennecken Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Drum Set, Percussion Andrej...................................................................................................................... Isaac Haas Electric Bass, Ukulele, Guitar, Percussion Billy.........................................................................................................................John Hays Guitar, Percussion, Ukulele Girl............................................................................................................Mackenzie Lesser-Roy Piano Emcee........................................................................................................................ Angel Lin Guitar Baruška..................................................................................................... Accordion, Concertina Da.................................................................................................................... Bristol Pomeroy Mandolin Réza................................................................................................................ Lauren J Thomas Violin Eamon........................................................................................................................Dan Tracy Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Melodica, Harmonica MUSIC CAPTAIN—BARRY DeBOIS MOVEMENT CAPTAIN—ADAM HUEL POTTER THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION.

UNDERSTUDIES Understudies and standbys never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Guy—Barry Debois For Girl—Nyssa Duchow, Julia Hoffmann, Angel Lin For Andrej—Caleb Adams, Michael Kurowski For Billy—Adam Huel Potter, Grant Alan Watkins For Baruška—Lynn Flickinger For Da—Adam Huel Potter

For Eamon—Michael Kurowski, Grant Alan Watkins For Emcee—Caleb Adams, Barry Debois For Ex-Girlfriend—Julia Hoffmann For Réza—Julia Hoffmann For Švec—Michael Kurowski, Grant Alan Watkins For Bank Manager—Anya Gibian

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Leave”..............................................................................................................................Guy “Falling Slowly”.......................................................................................................... Guy & Girl “North Strand”............................................................................................................ Ensemble “The Moon”................................................................................................. Andrej (as Ensemble) “Ej, Pada, Pada, Rosicka”............................................................................................... Ensemble “If You Want Me”............................................................................................Guy, Girl, Ensemble “Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy”...............................................................................Guy “Say It to Me Now”..............................................................................................................Guy “Abandoned in Bandon”..........................................................................................Bank Manager “Gold”............................................................................................................... Guy & Ensemble

ACT II “Sleeping”..........................................................................................................................Guy “When Your Mind’s Made Up”............................................................................Guy, Girl, Ensemble “The Hill”........................................................................................................................... Girl “Gold” (A cappella).......................................................................................................Company “The Moon”..................................................................................................................Company “Falling Slowly” (Reprise).................................................................................Guy, Girl, Ensemble

WHO’S WHO SAM CIERI (Guy) was born in Boca Raton, Fla. After high school, Sam went from being a dueling piano player at The Mirage in Las Vegas to playing music in the New York City subways to pay the bills, and after a quick stint as a motorcycle salesman, he decided to come to the theater. Most recently Sam was seen in Rock of Ages as Drew. He is very excited to be involved in Once and would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support. MACKENZIE LESSER-ROY (Girl) is honored to join the cast and crew of Once. Regional: Spring Awakening (Wendla), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman), The Threepenny Opera (Jenny). The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to Stewart/Whitley Casting and Nancy Carson. Endless love for Mom and Dad. mackenzielesser-roy.com. JENN CHANDLER (Bank Manager). Regional favorites: Macbeth (Malcom/Cellist), 45 Seconds from Broadway (Megan Woods), The Mousetrap (Miss Casewell). Training: B.Mu. Cello Performance, BYU; M.A. Classical Acting, LAMDA. So much love and thanks to her family for their constant support and love! jennchandler.com. 60


ONCE NYSSA DUCHOW (Ex-Girlfriend) started violin at five and graduated from the Webster Conservatory in musical theater. She’s fiddled all over the country as principle roles in Ring of Fire, Cotton Patch Gospel, and Almost Heaven. “Love to my guy in NYC.” LIAM FENNECKEN (Švec). Proud graduate: B.A. Theatre, Penn State. National tour: American Idiot (Ens., u/s Will). Peter Pan 360 (Smee/Nana). Former member award winning a cappella groups, Penn State Statesmen and Hyannis Sound. Soundcloud.com/LiamFennecken ISAAC HAAS (Andrej). Off-Broadway: Peace Love and Cupcakes the Musical. Regional and NYC: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Legend of Jim Cullen. Isaac graduated from CAP21 conservatory and enjoys acting, singing, songwriting and making doughnuts. Thanks to Mom and Dad for letting a loud, rebellious teenager pick up the guitar. JOHN HAYS (Billy) is elated to be kicking off his national touring debut with such an amazing musical as Once! Regional: Grease (Roger), Rent (Roger), The Buddy Holly Story (Joe Mauldin, u/s Buddy), Ring of Fire (Mark), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jackson), A Soldiers Play (Lt. Byrd). “Dedicated to my parents.” ANGEL LIN (Emcee, u/s Girl) is anything synonymous to the word “geek.” Recent tour: Kansas City Choir Boy (starring Courtney Love). Featured in Better to Live (Tribeca Film Festival 2015), a documentary about creating The Reality Show, a musical-sketch comedy tackling mental health issues for college students. B.F.A.: NYU Tisch. Love to everyone (you know who you are). angeldoesthings.com. ALISON ROSE MUNN (Baruška). Nat’l tour: The Taffetas (Peggy). Regional: The Who’s Tommy (Mrs. Walker); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine Colgate); Hello, Dolly! (Mrs. Malloy); Cats (Grizabella) and Las Vegas’ Jubilee! (Principal Singer). Training: B.Mu, vocal performance, NYU. “Love to my ever supportive family.” alisonrosemunn.com. BRISTOL POMEROY (Da) is thrilled to be in this production of Once. Recent credits: Carefully Taught, Sleep in Safety, Boeing Boeing (Bernard), The Sun Shines East (Robert), Driving Miss Daisy (Boolie Werthan), That is How I Left (Mr. Bristol), On a Darkling Plain. TV: “The Americans” (co-star). Film: Marathon, FAT (starring Mel Rodriguez), 2 Sunny Days (Croatia), It’s not Funny Anymore.

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ONCE LAUREN J THOMAS (Reza) is thrilled to join the cast of Once! She recently returned from Turkey, teaching ESL and performing in Ankara. B.F.A. acting: Boston University, LAMDA. Regional favorites: The Sussman Variations (Miranda), The Tempest (Miranda). Love to M om, Dad, Mert, Grace and Kate for being her rocks. Dedicated to Adrian, for stories and barefoot violin lessons. laurenjthomas.com. DAN TRACY (Eamon). Off-Broadway: Clown Bar (NY Times Critics’ Pick, NYIT Award nominee), Ivy & Bean, Byuioo. Regional: Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Nebraska Shakespeare. Film: Lifetime’s Little Women. Pipeline Theatre Company member. Creighton University. Thanks to Mom and Dad for everything important. dtracy.com.

CALEB ADAMS (u/s Guy, u/s Andrej) is thrilled to join the cast and crew of Once. Graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Credits include Broadway’s Rising Stars, 54 Below and Broadway Unplugged. Thanks to Caralie and Harris. Love to Mom, Dad and Anna.

LILY CAPUTO (Ivanka) is thrilled to make her theater debut in Once. A model turned actor, she has performed in film and commercials. Special thanks to Susan Liebesman and George Leo for always believing in me. “I love you Mommy, Daddy and all my brothers and sisters!”

BARRY DeBOIS (u/s Guy, u/s Emcee) is an engineer-turned-actor/ singer/filmmaker. He’s fronted bands, acted on stages and performed on cruise ships around the world. Barry is the co-founder of production collective Bruth Media. “You better be you, and do what you can do.” barrydebois.com. LYNN FLICKINGER (u/s Baruška). Theater credits include: Carnegie Hall premiere of Fanny Lou (Mrs. Richards); Carousel (Nettie); Into the Woods (Witch); a solo career in Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. She plays Mrs. Gabor in the upcoming film adaptation of Spring Awakening.

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ONCE ANYA GIBIAN (u/s Bank Manager). Off-Broadway: The Pirate La Dee Da (NY Times Critics’ Pick, Off-Broadway Alliance Award Best Family Show), The Velveteen Rabbit. NYC and regional: The Mysteries, Solina, The Flying Doctor by Moliere (over and over again). B.S. from Cornell University. anyagibian.com JULIA HOFFMANN (u/s Girl, u/s Ex-Girlfriend, u/s Réza) is delighted to be a part of Once! She’s been in bands and theater productions across the country. Moscow Art Theater and National Theater Institute alumna, B.F.A. in acting from Shenandoah Conservatory. Love to her wonderful family and friends! juliamariehoffmann.com. MICHAEL KUROWSKI (u/s Svec, Andrej, Eamon) recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago. Previous shows include Laura Wade’s Posh (Ed), American Idiot (Ensemble/Band), among others. On screen cedits: Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino (Josh), Chicago Fire and “WTF News America.” ADAM HUEL POTTER (u/s Billy, u/s Da) is a displaced Kentuckian honored to be part of Once. Credits include Misery (Broadway), 54 Below, Broadway’s Rising Stars, Twelfth Night and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Circle in the Square Theatre School. SW Artists. SAG-AFTRA. adamhuelpotter.com @AdamHuelPotter. “Love to Li’l Bit and Mom and Dad!” GRANT ALAN WATKINS (u/s Billy, u/s Eamon, u/s Švec). Regional: Rock of Ages (Lonny); Dream a Little Dream (John Phillips); The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Jackie) at Actors Theatre of Charlotte; Coraline (Other Father/Policeman) at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte; The Aliens (KJ) at PaperHouse Theatre. Much love to Mom, Dad and Jan.

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ONCE ENDA WALSH (Playwright) is an Irish playwright living in London. He is the winner of numerous international awards, and his work has been translated and produced worldwide. Recent plays: Misterman (Landmark, Ireland); Penelope, The New Electrical Ballroom, The Walworth Farce (all Druid Theatre, Ireland). Other plays: Chatroom, The Small Things, Bedbound, Disco Pigs. Shorter plays: How These Desperate Men Talk, Lynndie’s Gotta Gun, Gentrification, My Friend Duplicity, Room 303. Film: Hunger. Walsh was awarded the Tony Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his work on Once. GLEN HANSARD (Music and Lyrics). Film: The Commitments, Once. Albums: Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award, Best Original Song, “Falling Slowly”), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo, Another Love Song. MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ (Music and Lyrics). Film: Once. Albums: The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award, Best Original Song “Falling Slowly”), Strict Joy, Anar. JOHN CARNEY (Writer and Director of the Film, Once) is a Dublin-based writer-director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest production, Can a Song Save Your Life?, heading into production in NYC. Other upcoming projects include Dogs of Babel for David Heyman and Nathan Kahane starring Steve Carell and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. JOHN TIFFANY (Director) won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his work on Once. Recent work: The Glass Menagerie (Broadway and A.R.T.); Let the Right One In; Macbeth (also Broadway); Enquirer; The Missing; Peter Pan; The House of Bernarda Alba; The Bacchae; Black Watch (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director); Elizabeth Gordon Quinn; Home: Glasgow (all National Theatre of Scotland); Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City; Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way (Traverse, Edinburgh). Education: University of Glasgow (M.A. in Theatre and Classics). Associate Director (National Theatre of Scotland, 2005–2012). Radcliffe Fellow (Harvard University, academic year 2010–2011). Associate Director (Royal Court).

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ONCE STEVEN HOGGETT (Movement). For Once, Steven won the Obie, Lortel and Calloway awards. Broadway: The Glass Menagerie (also A.R.T.), American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award). West End: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. International: Rocky the Musical (Stage Entertainments), Rigoletto (Met Opera), The Full Monty (Sheffield), Let the Right One In, Black Watch (Olivier Award, Best Choreographer) (National Theatre of Scotland), The Light Princess (Royal National Theatre), What’s It All About (NYTW), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello (TMA Award, Best Director) (Frantic Assembly, founding Artistic Director). MARTIN LOWE (Musical Supervisor, Orchestrations and Additional Material) was awarded Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Obie awards for his work on Once. Theater: Once (NYTW); Jedermann (Salzburg Festival); The Light Princess; War Horse; Caroline, or Change; Jerry Springer: The Opera; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Nation (National Theatre); An Appointment with the Wicker Man; The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland/Improbable); Mamma Mia! (London, Tokyo, Seoul, international tour, Stockholm, Shanghai); The Full Monty; Once on This Island; Cats; Les Misérables (West End). Recordings: Once, Mamma Mia! (original London cast and movie soundtrack), Jerry Springer: The Opera. Martin was musical director for Mamma Mia! the movie (Universal). BOB CROWLEY (Scenic and Costume Design). Theater includes The History Boys (National Theatre; Broadway, Tony Award); Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets (RSC, Olivier Award); Don Carlos (Met); Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet); La Traviata (ROH); Alice in Wonderland (ROH, Canada). Broadway: The Coast of Utopia (Tony), Carousel (Tony), Disney’s Aida (Tony), Tarzan, Mary Poppins (Tony), The Year of Magical Thinking. Crowley won a Tony Award for his work on Once. Recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design. NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Design) won a Tony for her work on Once. She has designed extensively for plays, musicals, dance, opera and architectural installations in the U.S. and throughout the world. Recent Broadway: Motown, Follies, Hedda Gabler, Sister Act, The Addams Family, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage, Aida and Beauty and the Beast. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Broadway League Touring Award, Whatsonstage, The Lucille Lortel and The Ruth Morly Design Award. Natasha is thrilled to be working on Once again. CLIVE GOODWIN (Sound Design). Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, Once (Tony Award, Best Sound Design of a Musical). London West End: Once. Off-Broadway: Once (Lortel nomination for Outstanding Sound Design), What’s It All About. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Cambridge, Mass.: Pippin, The Glass Menagerie, Once, Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton awards for Best Sound Design of A Musical), Cabaret with Amanda Palmer. Worldwide: Sound designer/engineer for Radiohead, Underworld, Pulp. Film/television: Greetings from Tim Buckley, “Dancing with the Stars” (BBC), “Later with Jools Holland” (BBC), “The Sound of Musicals” (BBC). STEPHEN GABIS (Dialect Coach). Selected Broadway/Off-Broadway: Tribes, Magic/Bird, Look Back in Anger, Man and Boy, Bluebird, Through a Glass Darkly, Lombardi, The 39 Steps, A View From the Bridge, Lend Me a Tenor, Port Authority, Memphis, Jersey Boys, Coram Boy, Brief Encounter, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Doubt. Regional: Educating Rita (Huntington); Shirley Valentine, The Train Driver (Long Wharf). Selected film/TV: “Prime Suspect,” “Boardwalk Empire,” Salt, Across the Universe, “Bernard and Doris.” STEWART/WHITLEY (Casting). Duncan Stewart CSA and Benton Whitley CSA. Broadway/NY: On The Town, 65


ONCE Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, The Band Wagon, Carnegie Hall Sings, Pageant. West End/U.K.: Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory. Tours: Flashdance, Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, Elf, We Will Rock You, Once, The Duck Commander Musical. Upcoming: August Rush, Nerds, Prince of Egypt. Regional: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Royal Caribbean. Casting Associate: Andrea Zee CSA. stewartwhitley.com. SHAUN PEKNIC (Associate Director). Associate Director: Once (Broadway, West End, National tour, Toronto). Select directing credits: Pulp Vérité (2015 Lee Strasberg Directing Fellowship); I’m A Lot Like You (Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection); Comes a Faery (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company); Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror (Cortland Repertory Theatre, nominated Best Director 2015 SALT Awards); One Night In New York! (Musical Theatre Factory); A Snowfall in Berlin (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company); Must Be The Music (ArsNova); Chaser (New York Fringe Festival); Aimless (Theatre Row); A Streetcar Named Desire (New York University). Shaun is an alumnus of NYU and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and teaches directing at NYU/Playwrights Horizons Theater School. YASMINE LEE (Associate Movement Director) began her career on the concert dance stage performing in over 25 countries and in every state of the Union. She has worked as both choreographer and performer in film, television, video, theater, ceremonies and industrials. Select credits as Associate Choreographer include Once (A.R.T., NYTW, Broadway, First National Tour, all international productions), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway), Rent (Broadway, National Tours), Pearl, Spring/River/Flower/ Moon/Night (Lincoln Center), Opening Ceremonies XXII Winter Olympic Games (Sochi), Amici Di Maria Felipe (Canale 5). Additionally, Tender Napalm (Movement Director, Off-Broadway), Momix, Across The Universe. FRED LASSEN (Resident Music Supervisor). Broadway: Porgy and Bess, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cabaret, 42nd Street. Television: NBC’s “The Sound Of Music Live,” “Peter Pan.” Concerts: Laura Osnes, Ramin Karimloo, Lea Salonga, Sierra Boggess, Paulo Szot. FRANK McCULLOUGH (Associate Scenic Designer) has contributed to the designs for more than 25 Broadway shows including Once, War Horse, The Book of Mormon, The Addams Family, The Coast of Utopia and others. Frank is originally from Evansville, Ind. and trained at Webster University in St. Louis. PETER HOERBURGER (Associate Lighting Designer). Recent Broadway ALD Credits: Betrayal (Barrymore Theater); Once (Broadway and West End); Scandalous (Neil Simon Theater); Bring It On (St. James Theatre); The Mountaintop (Jacob’s Theater); GhettoKlown (Lyceum Theatre); Elf (Al Hirschfeld Theatre); faculty at Purchase College. JESS GOUKER (Production Stage Manager) is excited to be joining the Once team this season. National tours: Beauty and the Beast (PSM, ASM). New York: False Solution (SM) at La Mama, ETC., Ocean in a Teacup (ASM) at The June Havoc Theatre, Wanderlust (SM) at The Tank. Regional: Weston Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse and North Shore Music Theatre. Graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey. ALLIED LIVE (Tour Press & Marketing) is a full-service marketing and advertising agency representing Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions and experiential entertainment entities. Current clients include Blue Man Group, The Book of Mormon, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf, Kinky 66


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ONCE PRODUCTION STAFF FOR ONCE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Seth Wenig GENERAL MANAGEMENT GENTRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. Gregory Vander Ploeg Jamey Jennings, Mary K. Witte, Anne Cape PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT NETworks PRESENTATIONS LLC Jason Juenker Laura Dieli, Hector Guivas, Emma Downey EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION THE ROAD COMPANY Stephen Lindsay  Brett Sirota Magaly Barone  Shawn Willet  Jenny Kirlin Justine Spingler  Garrett Holtz  Allie Beik theroadcompany.com TOUR PRESS & MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE ALLIED LIVE Laura Matalon  Marya Peters Jennifer Gallagher  Jacqueline Smith Doug Blemker, Mary Alyce Blum, Sarah Dahlberg, Andrew Damer John Gilmour, Meghan McDonald, Anne Dailey Meyer, Anne Waisanen CASTING STEWART/WHITLEY Duncan Stewart, CSA Benton Whitley, CSA Andrea Zee, CSA Dale Brown, CSA Eric Byrd Danny Dunitz COMPANY MANAGEMENT Company Manager............................... Jeff Mensch TOUR PERSONNEL Production Stage Manager.......................Jess Gouker Associate Music Supervisor........................ Rob Preuss Associate Movement Director.................Katie Spelman Assistant Director................................ Victoria Flores Head Carpenter............................. Joshua DeBernardi Assistant Carpenters...................... Robert J. DiCandia, John Seth Leach Head Electrician................................ Justin M Petito Assistant Electrician....................... Jacob P. Brinkman Head Props............................................ Colin Howie Head Sound Engineer.................................Ian Loftis Assistant Sound Engineer....................... Colin Braeger Instrument Tech.................................... Britt Reagan Head Wardrobe................................... Jessica Simons Production Wardrobe.............................. Lyndsi Sager Costume Assistant.............................. John Saunders Hair & Makeup Consultant.................. Caitlin Maxwell 68

Moving Light & Video Programmer.........Sean Beach Production Electrician......... Matthew Charles Hrinko Child Chaperone............................... Alicia Caputo Production Assistants......... Jen Howie, Mariah Young Child Permit Services............On Location Education Alan Simon, Jodi Green Czech Dialect Consultant....................Pavel Zustiak Social Media.................................................AKA Website Design.............................................AKA Production Photographer.....................Joan Marcus Accounting..................NETworks Presentations LLC Tour Accountant.......................... Laura Carey, CLA Legal Services..................... David F. Schwartz, Esq HR and Payroll Services......... Human Resources inc. Merchandising...... The Araca Group/Meghan Rhoads Merchandise Manager.........................Mollie Turner Housing Services........... Lisa Morris, Road Concierge Travel Agency................................ Janice Kessler, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Bussing Services.............................Clarion Coach, Croswell VIP Motorcoach Trucking......................................... Clark Transfer Physical Therapy...........Neuro Tour Physical Therapy, Inc. Carolyn M. Lawson Theater Displays.......................King Displays, Inc. International Booking Inquiries.......................National Artists Mgmnt. Alecia Parker STAFF FOR NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS Chief Executive Officer................... Kenneth Gentry Chief Operating Officer................. Scott W. Jackson President..............................................Orin Wolf Executive Vice President Production........ Seth Wenig Executive Assistant/Assoc. GM.............. Curt Owens Director of Finance..............................John Kinna Controller....................................Jennifer Gifford Executive Producer.........................Trinity Wheeler Sr Director, Booking & Engagements.........Mary K. Witte Director of Booking................. Charmaine McVicker Engagement Manager.............. Esther Schwarzbauer Director of Marketing/PR................... Heather Hess Digital Marketing Strategist.............. Perrin Shapiro Senior General Manager.......... Gregory Vander Ploeg General Manager...........................Jamey Jennings Assistant General Manager..................... Anne Cape Senior Production Manager...............Jason Juenker Production Managers......... Laura Dieli, Hector Guivas Assistant Production Manager...........Emma Downey Music Coordinator............................. John Mezzio IT Manager.......................................... Tim Pizza Warehouse Manager.............................. Brad Korff Office Manager.............................Buddy Piccolino Administrative Assistants.................... Carol Jewel, Kevin Persaud


ONCE CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Scenery and scenic effects built, painted, and electrified by Show Motion, Inc., Milford CT. Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting. Video equipment from PRG Video. Sound equipment by Masque Sound®. Banjo built by Nechville Musical Products. Cellos and violins provided by Samuel Kolstein & Son; Hosiery and undergarments supplied by Bra*Tenders. Bill’s Music in Baltimore, Md. SPECIAL THANKS Stanley Center for the Arts, Utica, NY and John M. Fehlner, Jr. Tax & Financial Consulting, Accounting Services CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Linda Rubenstein, Pat Enverso, Pat Guerieri Insurance Broker Services Maury Donnelly and Parr, Inc. Robert B. Middleton, Sr and Meghan Shriver Financial Services and banking arrangements by SunTrust Bank MUSIC CREDITS “On Raglan Road” by Patrick Kavanagh is performed by kind permission of the Trustees of the Estate of the late Katherine B. Kavanagh, through the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency. “Gold” composed by Fergus O’Farrell, published by Yell Music Ltd. “Abandoned in Bandon” composed by Martin Lowe, Andy Taylor and Enda Walsh. Once on Tour rehearsed at Gibney Dance Studios Original cast album now available on Sony Masterworks Souvenir merchandise designed and created by: The Araca Group araca.com or 212-869-0070 C.F. Martin and Company is the Official Guitar of Once Touring, LLC. oncemusical.com Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

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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 Nina Alexander Shelley Anderson Lori Bailey Edie Barber Sandra Barker Belinda Barron Susan Benson Myrtice Bodie Sinnie Borel Gail Brantley Marie Brooks Christina Brown Eloisa Brown Carl Burell Pat Burell Judith Burgess Trinna Bustamante Cynthia Cain Ann Carlisle Bobbie Carter Ricky Chambers Vivian Chambers Philip Chan Laura Chandler Eva Chappelle John Chappelle Levonia Cochran Pat Cole Latrella Conwell Denise Cook Gabriel Couroux Sandra Couroux Shirley Covington Gregory Crockett Brenda DeRamus Pixie Dillard Linda Duncan Eileen Edwards Pat Etemadi Linda Fannin Connie Farrow Glenn Fleming

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Wanda McFadden Katrina McKinney Charlotte McShurley Cheryl Meyers Debra Miller Edie Miller Sharon Mosely Sheila Murphy Mary Nell Nail Linda Nerness Mary Noles Barbara Nye Julius Otero Charlotte Pace Ethel Pate Ethel Patrick Chyll Perry Lorene Peterson Socorro Pope Thomas Pope Adrien Rameau Paulette Rameau Kitrina Ray Joyce Richburg Beverly Riley Sonjia Roberts Sierra Roberts Dianne Robinson Jean Royer Linda Rumold Wanda Rutledge Sandy Saling Dolores Sanchez Beverly Schlitzkus Charlie Scott Susie Scott Sandra Severt Sandra Shackelford Betty Shaw Sabrina Shine Nancy Shipman Miriam Short Sara Silva

Louise Simmons Barbara Singleton Sylvia Sledge Rose Slonaker Donna Smith Eva Smith Judy Smith John Soltau Tess Soltau Alice Spengler Louise Spivey Gail Stafford John Stafford Malinda Stovall Rose Sullivan Gloria Terry Edweena Thomas Brenda Thompson Karin Thompson Mona Thorington Melode Thornton Marion Tiemeyer Carolyn Tigner Jim Tjoflat Nancy Tjoflat Connie Ussery Ron Ussery Irina Veschi Annice Walker Katherine Walker Sophia Walker Geraldine Watson Howard Watson Tom Wierzbicki Renate Wiley Carol Williams Juanita Williams Walter Williams Jane Wilson Yulane Wilson Fred Young Frank Zylstra Gayle Zylstra


2017 RiverCenter Board of Trustees Mrs. Susan Lawhorne, Chair Mr. Richard Hare, Past Chair Mr. Alex Shalishali, Vice Chair Mr. Dave Troxel, Treasurer Mrs. Becky Rumer, Secretary Mr. Norman S. Easterbrook, Executive Director, CEO Dr. Frank Brown Dr. Max Burr Mr. Stephen Butler Mr. Gardiner Garrard Mrs. Dale Goldsmith

Mr. Isiah Harper, III Dr. Tom Helton Dr. William P. Kendall Mr. Gene Perkins Mrs. Lucia Reed Mrs. Linda Shinkle Ms. Judy Thomas Mr. Wright Waddell Ms. Teresa White Mr. Troy Woods Mr. Jimmy Yancey

RiverCenter Administration & Staff EXECUTIVE GROUP Norman S. Easterbrook, Executive Director, CEO John Camp, Production Director Cherwanda Jones, Operations Director Rick McKnight, Education Director Jannina McPherson, Director of Business Affairs, CFO Lauren Minter, Advancement Director Jim Rutland, Program Director ADVANCEMENT Lauren Minter, Advancement Director Nalisa Capers, Marketing Manager Tienna Graphenreed, Advancement Assistant Daphne Caldwell, Marketing Specialist BUSINESS AFFAIRS Jannina McPherson, Director of Business Affairs, CFO Saida Wilson, Accounting Coordinator & HR Assistant Ellen Moulter, Business Affairs Assistant Mahalia Dawes, Administrative Assistant BOX OFFICE Jennifer Graham, Box Office Manager Noah Kirby, Assistant Box Office Manager Kayla Reid, Ticketing Associate Molly Burch, Ticketing Associate Rebekah “Chase” Worthey, Ticketing Associate Indya Bussey, Ticketing Associate

OPERATIONS Cherwanda Jones, Operations Director Seth Burgamy, Events Manager Veronica Frazier, Facility Coordinator Marion Fletcher, Facility Services Specialist Ishmun Holcomb, Events Assistant Heather Watson, House Manager/Volunteer Coord. Billy Johnson, Security Lead PRODUCTION John Camp, Production Director John (J.D.) Davis, Technical Director Carson “Jake” Waters, Stage Coordinator Adam Bell, Stage Manager Lance Fraker, Audio Coordinator Randall Baptiste, Lighting Coordinator PROGRAMMING & EDUCATION Jim Rutland, Program Director Rick McKnight, Education Director

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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 Spe­ cials. Tickets also are available for programs presented by the Columbus Symphony Orches­tra, CSU Schwob School of Music, and various thirdparty presen­ters. The box office accepts cash, and all major credit cards: VISA, Master­Card, American Ex­press and Discover.

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 706256-3612.

TICKETS AT THE DOOR—Tickets to events that are not sold-out may be purchased at the box of- SPECIAL DISCOUNTS—Patrons must come to fice beginning one hour before the start of the the box office to take ad­vantage of most special promotions and dis­counts. Mil­i­tary, Public event. Service, Educator and Senior discounts are avail­ SEASON TICKETS—Season tickets may be pur- able on single ticket purchases to most events. chased at the box office by telephone (706-256- Student Rush prices are available all day on 3632) or with order forms in RiverCenter publi­ the day-of-show at most events. Patrons using cations and mailings. vouchers or gift certificates should note dead­ lines and restrictions that apply. No refunds are CUSTOM COMBOS—Tickets to single River- given for ticket price variances or special offers. Center 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.

Important Information signs. In case of fire or other emergency, please do not run, but walk to the exit nearest to your BOX OFFICE—The box office at RiverCenter, lo- seat. cated at the corner of Broadway and Tenth Street, is open Monday–Friday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. It EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS—The RiverCenter opens one hour before each performance and re- emer­gency phone number is 706-256-3610. mains open through inter­mission. The box office Please pro­vide this number and your seat lois not open on federal holdays unless there is an cation to your personal contacts or child care event that day. providers.

BOX OFFICE & PARKING

PARKING—Parking is available in the parking garage directly in front of RiverCenter, 900 Broad­way. A fee of $2.00-$5.00 is charged after 6:00pm for some events. Parking for those with disabilities is avail­able in front of RiverCenter’s main entrance. Park­ing also is available without charge on the streets around RiverCenter. The garage is managed by the City of Columbus, not RiverCenter.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

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 FIRE NOTICE—Exits are indicated by red “exit” to events and seating begins approximately 30 78


min­utes before curtain. At the discretion of house man­agement and in compliance with artists’ con­ tractual agreements, latecomers will be seated at appropri­ate intervals during events. Latecomers may be seated near the entry doors out of cour­ tesy to performers and other patrons.

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 706-2563610.

RENT A VENUE PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT—Please be courteous and turn off devices such as cell phones and pagers. Photography and record­ing is prohibited in Bill Heard Theatre, Studio Theatre, and/or Legacy Hall—Call 706-256-3607 regarding availability the theatres. of specific dates on the RiverCenter master calSMOKE-FREE POLICY—RiverCenter is a smoke- endar. Complete rental fees and policies can be free facility. Smoking is permitted in outdoor ar- found on rivercenter.org. eas only. Thank you for your cooperation. PATRONS ROOM—The Patrons Room on the mezzanine level may be reserved for private funcSPECIAL SERVICES tions by RiverCenter Members and Partners. For BAR SERVICE—Bar service is available in the information call Jim Rutland at 706-256-3607. Grand Lobby prior to the start and during inter­ missions of most RiverCenter events. Food and ILLGES PLAZA—Event and green space on 10th drink is not permit­ted in the theatres. St. on North Side of Center may be reserved for special events. Call 706-256-3607. COURTESY CUPS—Refillable Courtesy Cups will now be sold at RiverCenter concessions for $10 IMPORTANT NUMBERS each. These cups will be allowed into Bill Heard Theatre during select RiverCenter performances. Emergency������������������������������������706-256-3610 Outside beverages are not permitted. Event Information ������������������������706-256-3612 ELEVATOR—A patron elevator is located between Ticket Information�������������������������888-332-5200 the entrances to Bill Heard Theatre and Studio The- Season Ticket Purchases��������������� 706-256-3632 atre. Group Sales����������������������������������706-256-3612 WHEELCHAIRS—Wheelchairs are available for Rentals������������������������������������������ 706-256-3607 pa­trons needing help getting to or from seating. Volunteer Office���������������������������� 706-256-3652 Ushers will provide assistance. Development��������������������������������706-256-3653 AUDIO AIDS—Subject to availability, infrared lis­ Marketing�������������������������������������706-256-3657 tening devices are available for hearing impaired Advertising�����������������������������������706-256-3653 patrons. They may be obtained free of charge by ArtsReach��������������������������������������706-256-3607 presenting personal identification to ushers. 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 Daphne Caldwell. 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 Nalisa Capers.

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