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G L O B A L S TA R S . C L O S E T O H O M E .

2018-2019

900 BROADWAY, COLUMBUS, GA 706.256.3612 | RIVERCENTER.ORG


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


APPLAUSE February-April 2019

ISSUE NO. 87

IN THIS ISSUE:

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Cirque Éloize: Saloon February 16 | 7:30 PM

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Rock of Ages February 25-26 | 7:30 PM [ Dates ] [ LOCATION ] [ WEBSITE ]

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EmiSunshine April 12 | 7:30 PM

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The King and I April 23 & 24 | 7:30 PM

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S : 4 Curtain Raisers

78 Board of Trustees

7 RiverCenter Members

78 Administration and Staff

14 RiverCenter Capstone Society

79 Ticket Information

76 Volunteers

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A MESSAGE

FROM THE DIRECTOR Welcome to RiverCenter. Whether you are a returning patron or this is your first time at RiverCenter, I am glad that you have chosen to visit and hope that you enjoy your RiverCenter experience. We are at the midpoint of our season with more of the excitement of the live performing arts to come. One of the things that we try to do in selecting a season is to curate what we offer for our audiences. We like to have diversity reflected in many ways in our program. That has always been the goal of RiverCenter programming.  Diversity is measured by a variety of criteria.  Norman S. Easterbrook You will find cultural diversity in our programs Executive Director with the exciting Ballet Hispanico, diversity in genre with Ray Charles on My Mind to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Look for diversity in genre from jazz to rock to country. How about diversity in age with country music phenom EmiSunshine? If your interest is in Broadway shows, we have diversity there from The King and I to Kinky Boots, Finding Neverland and Rock of Ages.  If that is not enough, take a look at Squonk Opera with their mystical kinetic performance piece called Cycle Sonic which can only be performed outdoors. We will be bringing this whimsical piece of performance art to three locations in Columbus.  In order for RiverCenter to remain relevant to our audiences, it is important that we bring new experiences that are exciting and interesting. At the same time, we revel in the nostalgia of the tried and true classics of the stage for that sense of familiarity. We hope that this season fits the bill for you in as many ways as possible. We could not present the programs that we do without the kind and continuing support of our contributors both corporate and individual.  If you are not already a contributing member of RiverCenter, I encourage you to do so at any level comfortable for you. Your contribution makes it possible for us to offer a broad base of programing and makes our programs affordable for a greater number of individuals whom we hope will be inspired to follow your example of philanthropy. I hope that you will visit us often. I also hope that you will always feel free to let me know your thoughts about our programs and services. We are always looking for ways to improve and build upon what we think is an already pretty amazing RiverCenter experience. I am happy to see you at the theatre!

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2018-2019 U.S. Navy Band Country Current | Sept. 1 | 3:00 PM Something Rotten! | Sept. 19 | 7:30 PM The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System Sept. 29 | 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM (Sensory Friendly Show at 10AM) Branford Marsalis Quartet | Oct. 8 | 7:30 PM The Wizard of Oz | Oct. 16 & Oct. 17 | 7:30 PM An Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen | Oct. 26 | 7:30 PM U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble | Oct. 29 | 7:30 PM Charlotte’s Web | Nov. 4 | 2:30 PM Jersey Boys | Dec. 11 & Dec. 12 | 7:30 PM MCoE Band Holiday Concert | Dec. 15 | 7:30 PM | FREE CONCERT! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas | Dec. 17 | 7:30 PM Cantus Christmas 2018 | Dec. 18 | 7:30 PM Kenny Brawner: Ray Charles On My Mind | Jan. 19 | 7:30 PM Rosie Revere, Engineer | Jan. 27 | 2:30 PM Nitty Gritty Dirt Band | Feb. 1 | 7:30 PM Ballet Hispánico | Feb. 2 | 7:30 PM Cirque Éloize: Saloon | Feb. 16 | 7:30 PM Rock of Ages | Feb. 25 & Feb. 26 | 7:30 PM Squonk Opera: Cycle Sonic | Apr. 6 | 12:30 PM | FREE CONCERT! EmiSunshine | Apr. 12 | 7:30 PM The King and I | Apr. 23 & Apr. 24 | 7:30 PM Cantus Columbus: Songs of Irving Berlin | May 18 | 7:30 PM Kinky Boots | June 4 & June 5 | 7:30 PM Finding Neverland | June 19 & June 20 | 7:30 PM 3


RiverCenter Advancement RiverCenter is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Ticket sales meet only a portion of RiverCenter’s operating expenses. The balance is covered by contributions to RiverCenter. The generosity of many individuals and corporations help River­Center present world-class artists and offer varied educational opportunities. To receive informa­tion about becoming a Mem­ber or Curtain Raiser, please call (706) 256-3618 or email development@rivercenter.org.

RiverCenter Sponsors: Curtain Raisers

Curtain Raisers are RiverCenter’s major sponsors, granting agencies, or corporate contributors. The funds support River­Center’s diverse program schedule, in­cluding pro­fessional touring attractions and edu­ca­tional activi­ties. RiverCenter values its phenomenal partners. List based on donations given as of January 10, 2019. SEASON SPONSOR

CHAMPION LEVEL SPONSORS

Mildred Miller Fort Foundation

SUSTAINER LEVEL SPONSORS

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

Every aspect of the Marquee Society emblem has a special meaning. The gears represent our mill history and the collaboration of the Columbus Challenge. The bee in its hive is a powerful symbol of the workers who built the city and RiverCenter. The blue represents our connection to the mighty river and the creative flow of the arts. The gold represents your annual investment and commitment to quality. Each Marquee Society member embodies the spirit and sentiment of this design. To join the Marquee Society, visit rivercenter.org, email development@rivercenter.org, or call (706) 256-3618.

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RIVERCENTER MEMBERS MARQUEE SOCIETY MEMBERS

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

M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: B E N E F A C T O R L E V E L Al and Betsy Ramsay Mary W. Schley Judy Thomas Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens Mr. and Mrs. Wright B. Waddell Wendell Lewis Memorial Fund The Estate of Virginia I. Norman

M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: D I A M O N D L E V E L Daniel and Kathelen Amos Mr. and Mrs. James H. Blanchard Gardiner and Nora Garrard Sally and Madden Hatcher Dr. David and Suzanne Levine Mr. and Mrs. John C. Martin, II The Honorable and Mrs. William C. Rumer Mrs. Janice M. Watson

M A R Q U E E S O C I E T Y: P L AT I N U M L E V E L Kriss and Lisa Cloninger Akitoshi and Etsuko Kan Mr. and Mrs. Jack J. Pease, III David and Linell Pringle Mr. and Mrs. William P. Scarbrough Dr. Franklin J. Star Rick and Jan Ussery Wade and Adrianne Wallace James and Teresa White Mr. and Mrs. M. Troy Woods James D. and Ruth B. Yancey

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The Hewitt Family Foundation

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Bruce and June Howard

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Roderick C. and Stephanie Y. Hunter

Maria Luisa Aranas

Mrs. Stephen C. Hunter

Kara and Matt Barkley

Dr. William P. Kendall

Jacob and Claire Beil

Mrs. Erwin D. Key

Mr. and Mrs. Walker R. Bickerstaff

John and Kayron Laska

Mrs. Doris Black

Elaine and John Laughbaum

Lucy H. Bowers

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Lawhorne, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Y. Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Hank Lewis

Kay Broda

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Link

John Bucholtz

Mrs. James B. Lipham

Mrs. Charles W. Burgin

Mr. Walter Miller, Jr.

Mrs. Otis B. Burnham

Shirley B. Moon

Mrs. Forrest L. Champion, Jr.

Jimmy and Barbara Motos

Adrian Chester, Greater Beallwood Baptist Church

Marjorie and Jerry Newman

Creek Stand Partners, LP

Edwin and Pam Page

Janet Davis Mr. and Mrs. Norman S. Easterbrook Mr. and Mrs. Thad Estes Drs. Bobbi Farber and Thomas Walsh Suzanne and Joel Fine Loretta and Tom Flowers Mrs. Frank D. Foley, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Mark R. Fortson

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Mr. and Mrs. Marc OliviĂŠ Mr. and Mrs. Curtis J. Perry Ruth Ann and Lamar Powers Mrs. Sam Rawls Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reed Dr. and Mrs. Richard Robbins Dr. Carole Rutland and Mr. Robert D. Offer Marnie Salter

Cindy and Spencer Garrard

The Honorable Julia Willcox-Lumpkin Sando and Colonel Donald Mark Sando, U.S. Army, Retired

Jane and Jack Goldfrank

GB & Charlotte A. Saunders Foundation Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Goldsmith

Stephen M. Sawyer

Allen J. Gula, Jr.

Len and Glenda Sexton

Mrs. Richard Hallock

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Shinkle

Tom and Laura Helton

Heather Spence


Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Spence

Brad and Sally Turner

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Swift, III

Mrs. D. Abbott Turner, II

Mr. and Mrs. Landy Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Turner

Chip and Audrey Tillman

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Turner

Tom and Jackie Titus

Chris Weaver

Paul M. Todd Mr. and Mrs. Philip Tomlinson

Bernard and Sylvia Witt Foundation

Martha S. Tubb

Mr. and Mrs. Joel O. Wooten

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Mr. and Mrs. Justin Krieg

Phyllis Aaron

Ashok and Mary Kumar

Ms. Betty L. Auten

Ben and Annelle McCosh

Mansfield and Bernice Bias Dr. and Mrs. Philip Brewer Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Bush

Gene and Meg Perkins Bob and Stacy Poydasheff Dr. John C. Richards

Bob and Linda Carter

Mrs. Edith Satterwhite

Dan and Sandy Dawson

Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Scarbrough, III

Christy and Dail Fields Marlene and Robert Garnett Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hecht Rem Houser

Alex and Willette Shalishali Dr. Angela Sims and John Sims Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Staples

Pam and Charlie Johnson

Tom and Karen Stewart

Matthew E. and Cynthia Woodsmall Jones

Mat and Mary Lou Swift

Mrs. Charlyn Kerr

Montgomery E. Thorne

BRONZE LEVEL Anonymous

Mark and Summer Baker

Dr. and Mrs. William E. Adams

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Ballengee

Mr. and Mrs. W. Mizell Alexander

Virginia L. Basl

Cathy Alford

Peggy and Charles Batastini

Gary G. Allen

Janice Beam

Ray L. Allison

Susan and Carter Berry

Mr. Richard F. Andrews

Mrs. James J. W. Biggers, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Baker

Alfred and Courtney Blackmar

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Regina Satlof and Neil Block

Mr. Thomas Gates

Ms. Juanita Booker

Mike and Sheila Gaymon

Patricia A. Boutton

Wayne and Sallie Hadden

Jim and Iveta Boyanchek

Hailes Enterprises, Inc.

Sherida Brannan

Steve and Mary Hall

Ms. Julie A. Bray

Kenneth Hamill

Frank and Jo Ann Brown

Phil and Marie Hand

Michelle Brown

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hardegree

Susan U. and Thomas B. Buck, III

Seth and Linda Harp

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bullock

Isiah Harper

Dr. Bob and Lisa Bunting

John and Pauline Hartje

Virginia D. Burdo

Mr. and Mrs. Madden Hatcher, III

Ann Burr

Mr. and Mrs. David Hay

Revs. Taylor and Grace Burton-Edwards

Ed and Lana Helton

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Calhoun

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Henslee

Ann Carlisle

Mrs. Betty Jo Hooks

Butch and Eva Chappelle

Pamela C. Humber

Joan S. Cheves

Corinne B. Jarrell

Gloria F. Cohen

Tim Jensen

Bonnie and Leslie Cohn

Walter Jones, Jr.

Red and Fay Coleman

Kevin and Donna Kelly

Donna J. Craig

Jean and Gerald Kent

Rev. and Mrs. Ronald Culpepper

Franny and Paul Kilpatrick

Mrs. L. A. Cunningham

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. King

Don and Bobbie Dakin

Jo Ann and Ernie Kirk

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Derby

LTC Patricia A. Krause USA Ret.

Martha and Kelly Dimon

Mason Hardaway Lampton

Jackie and Menza Dudley

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Laney, III

Mrs. Frank S. Etheridge, III

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lewis, Jr.

Steve and Kim Evans

Marv and Vicki Lieberman

Henry Farmer

Julie and Neal Littlejohn

Frank and Pam Feagle

Wylene and Morris Loeb

Judge Kenneth Followill

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Marcus

Brett Gant

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Ginny Mayher

Dr. and Mrs. John R. Stephenson

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Mary Stewart

Ryan and Isa Meeks Chris and Wendy Miller Anne Mims Vincent and Dian Naman Dick and Dixie Olson Garilou Page Louise and Judson Patten Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Patton

Gary and Carla Stickles Lesley Tambora Patty Kimbrough Taylor Eric Thomas Mr. and Mrs. James P. Trotter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Troxel Ms. Lois Tryon

Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Stephanie Payne

Richard M. Tucker

John and Lynne Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. David Turner

Bill and Pat Porter

Tim Vinson

Janet Prater

Dr. Thomas and Sherry F. Wade

Ann and Lowry Reid Mrs. Kathy J. Riley Cheryl L. Roberts Mrs. Barbara G. Rothschild Sally Rotunno Mr. George F. Schladensky Paul Schneider Joyce and Henry Schwob

Anita B. Walters Lamar and Dorenda Weaver Mark and Andi Weaver L. Rexford Whiddon Jim and Ann White Pat and Jack Wileksky Bobby and Liz Wolverton

Alva R. Shirley

Cathy and David Woolbright

James G. Shoemaker

Jerrel and Laura Yates

Eva Smith

Margaret G. Zollo

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John and Bok Shim Fox

Mrs. Lisa P. Bock

Mrs. Fred Miller

Patricia W. Bowden

Joyce J. Richburg

LuAnn Craighton

Natalia and Pete Temesgen

Keith and Betsy Fitzgerald

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HONORARY AND MEMORIAL GIFTS A wonderful way to recognize a loved one or organization is by making an honorary or memorial gift in their name. Please call (706) 256-3618 to learn more. In honor of Susan Lawhorne Sharon Adams Melinda Hunter Claudia Stephenson Sherry Wade In honor of Rick McKnight Anonymous Mike Venable and Jill Tigner In memory of Virginia I. Norman Mrs. Fred Miller In memory of Patricia Schneider Paul Schneider In memory of Gavin G. Spence Heather Spence Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Spence In honor of Bill and Dixie Turman’s 50th Anniversary Anonymous In memory of Dr. Davis R. Watson, Sr. Mrs. Janice M. Watson In honor of Chris Weaver Mark and Andi Weaver In honor of Ben and Marguerite Williams Keith and Betsy Fitzgerald

We greatly appreciate each gift given in support of RiverCenter and have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this listing, which was based on donations given as of January 10, 2019. Please notify the Development Office of any inaccuracies or omissions by contacting us at (706) 256-3618 or development@rivercenter.org. We regret any errors. 12


T H A N K YOU

TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS! RiverCenter for the Performing Arts would not be possible without the help and generosity of our wonderful community. We are so thankful for all of the donors and members who have helped us grow and bring amazing talent to our region for the past 15 years.

RiverCenter members attend a special reception with Seth Rudetsky after the 2018-2019 Season Reveal show.

RiverCenter is proud to offer a variety of exciting benefits for its members, including opportunities to meet guest artists. Not a member? Just give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

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RiverCenter’s Capstone Society was founded by the late Wendell Lewis. As RiverCenter’s planned giving program, it celebrates donors who want to leave a legacy gift for RiverCenter and our community. We honor the donors below who are the Founding Members of the Capstone Society. Mr. & Mrs. W. Mizell Alexander Thomas B. Buck, III Mrs. Otis B. Burnham Dorothy Jean Bush Wendell Lewis* Nora Garrard Charlyn Kerr Virginia Norman* Chris Weaver If you have included RiverCenter in your estate planning and are not listed above, or if you wish to learn how your planned gift can help RiverCenter in its artistic and educational mission, please contact the Development Office at (706) 256-3653 or development@rivercenter.org. 14


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FEBRUARY 25 & 26 | 7:30 PM

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FIFTH ESTATE ENTERTAINMENT presents

book by

CHRIS D’ARIENZO visual storyteller DAVID GALLO

costume design

CYNTHIA NORDSTROM

lighting design MIKE BALDASSARI

sound design

CODY SPENCER

hair and wig design

music supervisor

music director

MONICA SABEDRA

BRANDON ETHRIDGE

MARSHALL KEATING

music contractor/ band gear coordinator

casting

technical supervisor

production stage manager

company manager

DAVID BENKEN

TRAVIS HARTY

WILL BRANDSTETTER

general management

WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING MADDOX

FIFTH ESTATE ENTERTAINMENT

tour marketing

tour press

THE PEKOE GROUP

ALLIED TOURING

arrangements and orchestrations by

ETHAN POPP choreographed by

JANET ROTHERMEL directed by

MARTHA BANTA THIS PRODUCTION IS LICENSED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION

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Stephen Lindsay

The Road Company

Brett Sirota


CAST (in order of appearance) Lonny ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� JOHN-MICHAEL BREEN Justice �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� KENYA HAMILTON Dennis ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������RYAN M. HUNT Drew ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ANTHONY NUCCIO Sherrie ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� KATIE LaMARK Regina ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������KRISTINA WALZ Mayor ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ DARRELL PURCELL JR. Hertz ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ANDREW TEBO Franz ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� CHRIS RENALDS Stacee Jaxx ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� SAM HARVEY Waitress #1 �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������BRENNA WAHL Constance ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� EMILY CROFT Ja’Keith Gill �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DARRELL PURCELL JR. Young Groupie ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� CARLINA PARKER Joey Primo �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MARK LaDUKE THE ENSEMBLE MICHAEL BOJTOS, EMILY CROFT, KYLE JURASSIC, MARK LaDUKE, CARLINA PARKER, DARRELL PURCELL JR., STEPHEN ROCHET, ZOE UNKOVICH, BRENNA WAHL UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. for Drew/Stacee Jaxx—MARK LaDUKE, STEPHEN ROCHET for Lonny/Hertz—MICHAEL BOJTOS, KYLE JURASSIC for Dennis—MICHAEL BOJTOS, DARRELL PURCELL JR. for Franz—KYLE JURASSIC for Sherrie—EMILY CROFT, BRENNA WAHL for Regina/Justice—EMILY CROFT, CARLINA PARKER for Joey Primo—KYLE JURASSIC, STEPHEN ROCHET for Mayor/Ja’Keith—MICHAEL BOJTOS, KYLE JURASSIC for Waitress #1/Constance—ZOE UNKOVICH for Young Groupie—ZOE UNKOVICH Please be advised that strobe lights and theatrical haze/fog effects are used in this production. ROCK OF AGES BAND Conductor/Piano—MARSHALL KEATING Guitar 1—ZACH “AttAkk” HENNIG Guitar 2—MADDOX Drums—CHRIS MOORE Bass—OLIVER HOFER MUSIC STAFF Music Supervisor—BRANDON ETHRIDGE Music Director—MARSHALL KEATING Music Contractor—MADDOX Keyboard Programmer—DAVID WEISER 33


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ANTHONY NUCCIO

KATIE LaMARK

JOHN-MICHAEL BREEN

SAM HARVEY

CHRIS RENALDS

RYAN M. HUNT

KENYA HAMILTON

ANDREW TEBO

KRISTINA WALZ

MICHAEL BOJTOS

EMILY CROFT

KYLE JURASSIC

MARK LaDUKE

CARLINA PARKER

DARRELL PURCELL JR.

STEPHEN ROCHET

ZOE UNKOVICH

BRENNA WAHL


WHO’S WHO in the CAST ANTHONY NUCCIO (Drew). Past credits: We Will Rock You and Songs for a New World. Infinite thanks to Wojcik/Seay and The Roster for their trust and work. “Endless love to Mom and Dad for never missing a show, and to Val, my wife, my rock \m/.” Follow at anthonynuccio.com and neonangels.rocks! And Dan. KATIE LaMARK (Sherrie) is from Boston, Mass. B.F.A. Syracuse University. Nat’l tour: Rent 20th anniversary tour (Maureen Johnson). Off-B’way: 50 Shades! The Musical Parody (Anastasia Steele). Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Flatrock Playhouse), Mamma Mia! (ACT Connecticut), Rent (Syracuse Stage). TV: “Mr. Robot” (USA Network). @katielamark. katielamark.com.

JOHN-MICHAEL BREEN (Lonny). National tour debut! International: The Great Gatsby (Edinburgh Fringe 2014). Regional: The Graduate (Benjamin), Red (Ken), The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), The Burnt Part Boys (Pete). For Mom, Dad, Cara and JF, with love. Endless thanks to W/S Casting and the entire team. B.F.A. Point Park University. @whoismrbreen. johnmichaelbreen.com. SAM HARVEY (Stacee Jaxx) is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut in the best show ever and is grateful to be a part of such an amazing team. He sends all of his love to his supportive family and a huge shoutout to his beautiful wife Katie who is his hero. samjharvey.com. @samiamharvey.

CHRIS RENALDS (Franz). National tour debut! Off-Broadway: Polkadots (Atlantic). Selected credits: Newsies (Crutchie, ACCC), Spring Awakening (Gloucester Stage), as well as many shows on Disney Cruise Line. B.F.A. musical theater from Emerson College. Thanks to the team, love to his family, twin and the Jag Nation. Follow him @chrisrenalds.

RYAN M. HUNT (Dennis) is honored to be running Dupree’s Bourbon Room on this incredible tour! National tours: R&H’s Cinderella (Sebastian), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), The Simon & Garfunkel Story (Art Garfunkel). Regional: Matilda (Doctor/Trunchbull u/s), …Spelling Bee (Panch). B.F.A. University of Evansville. Thanks to Todd, ATB, Na-

than, Martha and Janet for this opportunity. @ryan_m_hunt.

KENYA HAMILTON (Justice) is excited to be a part of the 10th anniversary tour! Regional theater: Rock of Ages (Justice), Ghost (Oda Mae), Sister Act (Tina/Nun Ensemble), Barnum (Joyce Heth), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Armelia), Rent (Joanne), A Catered Affair (Myra). B.F.A. Ithaca College. “Thanks to Doodle, my family and friends. Love to my village!” ANDREW TEBO (Hertz) is stoked to be rockin’ out with Rock of Ages! National tours: Mamma Mia! (Harry), A Christmas Carol (Present), The Fantasticks (Hucklebee). He’s worked regionally from South Florida to Alaska. B.F.A. acting/directing, Southeast Missouri State University. Follow him @andrew_tebo/andrewtebo.net.

KRISTINA WALZ (Regina) couldn’t be more excited to be making her Rock of Ages debut as Regina. Some of her favorite credits include Katherine in Newsies (Forestburgh Playhouse), Lead Soloist (Aida Cruise Line) and Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Millbrook Playhouse). She wants to thank her parents for always supporting her!

MICHAEL BOJTOS (Ensemble/Swing, u/s Lonny, u/s Dennis, u/s Hertz). Tenth national tour! Others include The Wedding Singer, Jesus Christ Superstar, Almost Heaven, Thomas and Friends Live!, Dora’s Pirate Adventure (Swiper). Michael is also an award-winning filmmaker (DickinsonAvenueMovie.com). East Carolina University alum! Szeretlek, Jordan.

EMILY CROFT (Ensemble, u/s Sherrie, u/s Regina, u/s Justice) is ready to rock with this incredible cast! Credits include We Have Apples, Hairspray and Disney Cruise Line. Thanks to the creative team, Wojcik/Seay, The Roster. “Love to my family and my Josh.”

KYLE JURASSIC (Ensemble, Swing, u/s Lonny, u/s Franz, u/s Hertz, u/s Joey Primo) is from New Baltimore, Mich. Regional: Million Dollar Quartet, The Buddy Holly Story, Forever Plaid, Spamalot, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Catch Me If You Can. Thanks to Hudson Artists, Wojcik/Seay and always, Ginny. @ kylejurassic. MARK

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST u/s Drew, u/s Stacee Jaxx) is from Jacksonville, Fla. B.F.A. from Berklee College of Music. Top 50 contestant on “American Idol” (2013). Credits: Legally Blonde: The Musical international tour. The Little Mermaid: The Musical at Fireside Theatre. Instagram: @markladuke.

CARLINA PARKER (Ensemble, u/s Justice, u/s Regina) is so excited to be back on The Sunset Strip. Belmont University alum. Credits include Mamma Mia!, Rock of Ages (Justice). “To my amazing family and friends, thanks for all the love!” Instagram: @carlina_parker. Twitter: @CarlinaParker.

DARRELL PURCELL JR. (Ja’Keith/Mayor, u/s Dennis). Recently seen in The Scottsboro Boys at Signature Theatre. Regional: Ragtime, Hairspray (New Hampshire Theatre Award nomination), Gypsy, West Side Story. Education: East Carolina University/New York Film Academy. Thanks to Wojcik/Seay Casting and RKS Management. @ WayneBomb.

STEPHEN ROCHET (Swing, u/s Drew, u/s Stacee Jaxx, u/s Joey Primo) is thrilled to be a part of the 10th anniversary national tour. UCF alum. Favorite credits include Nine, Into the Woods, Rock of Ages. Television: “Billions.” “Thanks to my family and Wojcik/Seay!” Instagram: @StephenRochet.

ZOE UNKOVICH (Dance Captain/Swing) is delighted to be continuing her Rock of Ages journey. Favorite credits include Rock of Ages (NCL), Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Burn the Floor, a touring ballroom theatrical production.

BRENNA WAHL (Ensemble, u/s Sherrie) is totally stoked to join the cast of one of her dream shows! Favorite credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Norwegian Cruise Line, and playing her fav princess, Belle, at Hong Kong Disneyland. @brennasworld. MARTHA BANTA (Director) has directed new work in NYC at The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Georges, Lamb’s Theater, Clark Theater/Lincoln Center, Urban Stages. Regionally: The Ordway, Portland Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Pub36

lic Theater, St. Louis Rep, Westport Playhouse, Merrimack Repertory, Capital Repertory, Vineyard Arts, Berkshire Theatre Festival. Founding Artistic Director of the Adirondack Theatre Festival; Artistic Associate at New York Theatre Workshop; resident director for the original production of Rent—supervised London, Broadway, tour productions, directed Rent in Germany and Japan; Associate Director for Mamma Mia! on Broadway and the national tour.

JANET ROTHERMEL (Choreographer). Mamma Mia! Broadway, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and U.S. national tours; Side Show Broadway; Sister Act Broadway, U.S. national tours, Asia tour; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Broadway, Germany and U.S. national tours; “Dancing with the Stars”; “The Today Show”; “The View”; “The Meredith Vieira Show”; “The Tony Awards”; Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants; Beauty and the Beast (Disney 2017); Mamma Mia! (2008).

SAMANTHA TELLA (Assistant Director). Favorite credits: Boeing Boeing and The Graduate (Winnipesaukee Playhouse, winner of NH Best Production 2017), …Spelling Bee, Rent and The Addams Family (Chappell Players Theatre). WordPlay Shakespeare, New Georges and Juilliard. Documentary film credits include Strangers No More and HBO’s Masterclass. Endless thanks to Martha! Endless love to Marc and family!

TONY GONZALEZ (Associate Choreographer). Stages St. Louis: Mamma Mia! (Choreographer), PCLO: Mamma Mia! (Associate Choreographer), Transcendence Theatre Company Creative Director/Choreographer. Performance: Mamma Mia! (Broadway, Las Vegas, national tour) nine years, We Will Rock You (Las Vegas), Joseph… (tour), Saturday Night Fever (tour), Disney on Classic (Japanese tour). B.F.A. Otterbein University. Forever grateful to Janet and Martha. DAVID GALLO (Visual Storyteller) creates innovative scenic and media design for television, concerts and events. He has designed over 30 Broadway shows, garnering him four Tony nominations and one win. He has also won two Emmy Awards for Best Production Designer for “Sesame Street.” He is creative director for Phish’s New Year’s Eve extravaganzas, his Blue


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Man Group work has been seen by millions and the Illusionarium he created for Norwegian Cruise Line was a pioneer in immersive entertainment. His work is seen daily in a dozen cities worldwide. The Smithsonian Institution and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both own samples of his work. davidgallo.com.

CYNTHIA NORDSTROM (Costume Design). Fashion-based designer and stylist with a love for the ’80s. Credits: Broadway: Rocktopia; Off-Broadway: This One’s for the Girls, Evil Dead the Musical, Property Known as Garland, Jewtopia, Silent Laughter. While NYC-based, Cynthia’s designs can be seen in worldwide tours and shows on stage, ice and in air for Marvel Live, Disney Live, Universal Studios Japan and Stage Entertainment. @cynthianordstromdesigner on instagram. MIKE BALDASSARI (Lighting Design). Tony- and Emmy-nominated designer whose work has been seen live in 25+ countries. Broadway: Cabaret (1998/2014), Children of a Lesser God, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Films: Ghostbusters, Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex and the City 2, Neil Young Trunk Show. Television: The (RED) Concert/Broadcast from Times Square with U2 and Bruce Springsteen, U2’s Top of The Rock for “The Tonight Show,” “Documentary Now!,” pre-tapes for “SNL,” Seth Meyers. Netflix: Ray Romano, Joe Rogan, Dana Carvey, John Mulaney. Multiple NYEs with Phish at MSG. Televised concerts: Mary J. Blige, Tim McGraw, Sam Smith, Garth Brooks. mike-o-matic.com.

CODY SPENCER (Sound Design). Cody Spencer’s work as Sound Designer includes Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, Here Lies Love (Lortel Award) and The Pee Wee Herman Show. Some of his work as Associate Sound Designer includes Mean Girls; Terms of My Surrender; War Paint; Oh, Hello; Lazarus; Beautiful; If/Then; The Book of Mormon; Bring It On: The Musical; and Annie.

MONICA SABEDRA (Hair and Wig Design). Television: “Days of Our Lives” (NBC, Emmy win), “Victorious” (Nickelodeon, Key Hair Stylist, Emmy nom.), “iCarly,” “Jane the Virgin” (Key/third Hair Stylist, CW), “How to Get Away with Murder” (Key, ABC), “Anger Management” (Key, FX), “Glee” (Addl. Hair, (Fox).

National tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (Wig/Hair Designer/Supervisor), Peter Pan (Wig/M.U./ Hair Designer, Nederlander/McCoy/Rigby Ent.). Regional theater: Great Expectations, Blithe Spirit, Noises Off, Oliver Twist, The Rehearsal (A Noise Within, Wig/Hair Designer). Many more productions than there is room to list. So excited and grateful to be working on RoA.

RAY WETMORE (Production Props Supervisor). RoA is co-supervised by Vicki Ayers. Recent Broadway credits: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Waverly Gallery, The Boys in the Band, 1984, Carousel, Farinelli and the King. Off-B’way: Sweeney Todd. National tours: The Humans, Eclipsed, Movin’ Out, Gypsy, Grease, The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Legally Blonde. Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson ONE, Zarkana, Paramour, One Night for One Drop.

BRANDON ETHRIDGE (Music Supervisor) has been a part of Rock of Ages since 2010 when he was the musical director of the first national tour. He is currently the music director and keyboardist of the Ultimate Queen Celebration (Queen tribute), associate conductor of School of Rock (Broadway) and plays keyboards for Japanese rockstar, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi.

MARSHALL KEATING (Music Director/ Conductor) is thrilled to be rocking out with Rock of Ages once again. Previous national/ international tours include Camelot and Rock of Ages. In NYC, Marshall has music directed numerous cabarets and musicals. Together with his writing partner, he is currently developing two new works. Marshall has been a proud faculty member of the CAP21 conservatory since 2006 and The Performing Arts Project since 2015. Love and gratitude to this wonderful creative team, cast, band, crew and to his amazing students, friends, family and husband. MADDOX (Music Contractor/Band Gear Coordinator) is proud to continue his Rock of Ages journey with the second national touring production. Maddox has worked with bands such as Kill Hannah, Smashing Pumpkins, Jet and Papa Roach, in addition to producing his own solo music. Maddox would like to thank his family for their support over the years.

WOJCIK|SEAY CASTING (Casting) is Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay. Along with Holly Buczek and Kevin Metzger-Timson, they cast all medi37


WHO’S WHO in the CAST ums. National and international tours: Something Rotten!, Rent, Kinky Boots, Motown: The Musical, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Dreamgirls, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph… Dreamcoat and A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway includes Othello: The Remix, Church & State The Play, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The TwoCharacter Play, Handle with Care, Triassic Parq and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre, Fla.; Arvada Center, Colo.; John W. Engeman Theater, N.Y.; Theatre Raleigh, N.C.; Stages St. Louis, Mo.; Theatre Aspen, Colo.; Tuacahn Performing Arts Center, Utah. wscasting.com. @WScasting.

FIFTH ESTATE ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is a new production and management company based in New York City that specializes in producing and managing tours and productions in North America and around the globe. President Nathan Gehan has over 20 years of management experience on Broadway and touring productions, including The Boys in the Band, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Audience, Something Rotten!, Cirque du Soleil Paramour and Motown: The Musical. The company’s inaugural production, Rock of Ages, will play over 100 cities across North America in 2018–19. Additionally, 5EE is the general manager for Looking for Christmas, the new Clint Black musical set for fall 2019, as well as various projects in development. 5ee.nyc. DAVID BENKEN (Technical Supervisor). Celebrating 20 years on Broadway and 50 U.S. international and touring productions. Credits include The Play That Goes Wrong, Paramour, Misery, The Lion King, Motown: The Musical, El Rey Leon (Madrid), Annie, Mary Poppins, Peter and the Starcatcher, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Boy from Oz, The Seafarer, The Phantom… (Las Vegas).

TRAVIS HARTY (Production Stage Manager) graduated from Otterbein University with a B.A. in theater and music. National tours: Once, Memphis, The Illusionists: Live from Broadway, Flashdance, 42nd Street. NYC: Clinton! (NYMF). Regional: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Dracula, multiple Humana Festival plays (Actors Theatre of Louisville). “Yes, RUSH is the greatest band of all time.”

WILL BRANDSTETTER (Company Manager). Broadway/national tour: Alton Brown: Eat Your Science, Brain Candy Live, Mythbusters: 38

Behind the Myths, Fela!, Kids in the Hall, Mannheim Steamroller. Regional: Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Marriott Lincolnshire. Proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s music theater program, where he recently directed Bring It On. “Para mi padre, por todos los dias.” ALLIED TOURING (Tour Press) is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current tours: An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, Bright Star, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf The Musical, The Humans, Kinky Boots, Motown: The Musical, Rent, School of Rock, Something Rotten! and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Bandstand; Bat Out of Hell; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!; The Lightning Thief; Mean Girls; The Play that Goes Wrong; and SpongeBob SquarePants.

THE ROAD COMPANY (Tour Direction). Founded in 1997 by Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota. In addition to Rock of Ages, current representation includes Wicked, Ain’t Too Proud, The Prom, Beetlejuice, The Band’s Visit, Moulin Rouge, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The SpongeBob Musical, The Choir of Man and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. The Road Company is made possible by Magaly Barone, Shawn Willett, Jenny Kirlin, Justine Spingler, Joe Reed and Michelle Shine.

CHRIS D’ARIENZO (Book) adapted and directed the motion picture Barry Munday starring Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloë Sevigny, Jean Smart, Malcolm McDowell, Cybill Shepherd and Billy Dee Williams (barrymundayfilm.com). Chris also recently completed the adaptation of Rock of Ages for New Line Cinema and his band, Saint America, is releasing their self-titled debut album this fall. Chris would like to thank his family for supporting his love of theater…and also thank those three stoners in high school who threw his Trapper Keeper in the urinal for introducing him to Guns N’ Roses. Peace!

ETHAN POPP (Orchestrations/Arrangements). 2013 “Best Orchestrations” Tony Award nomination for Motown: The Musical and 2014 Grammy nomination as producer of the original cast recording of Motown: The Musical.


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Television: “Smash” (music supervisor, music producer, arranger, orchestrator), “A Capitol Fourth” (PBS), The 2013 Tony Awards (CBS), The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (FOX), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), The 2009 Tony Awards (CBS), “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (NBC). Broadway/theater: Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris, Rock of Ages (Broadway, U.S. tour, Toronto, Australia and London productions as music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator), Disney’s Tarzan (Broadway), Glory Days (Broadway), We Will Rock You (German premiere), Disney’s Aida (German premiere/European tour), Mamma Mia! (German premiere), Disney’s The Lion King (German premiere), Forever Plaid (U.S. tour), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mexico City), Fame! (U.S. tour), amongst countless others. He has also orchestrated for the National Symphony Orchestra. Much love to his wife Vanessa and his entire family for their endless support. STAFF FOR ROCK OF AGES PRODUCER FIFTH ESTATE ENTERTAINMENT GENERAL MANAGEMENT FIFTH ESTATE ENTERTAINMENT Nathan Gehan Michael Fiske  Caleigh Holmes COMPANY MANAGER Will Brandstetter PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT David Benken  Rose Palombo TOUR PRESS REPRESENTATIVES ALLIED TOURING Marya K. Peters  Andrew Damer Meghan Kastenholz Sarah Dahlberg  Jennifer Gallagher  Anne Dailey Meyer  Scott Praefke Jacqueline Smith  Anne Waisanen MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA/DESIGN/WEBSITE THE PEKOE GROUP Amanda Pekoe  Christopher Lueck Jessica Ferreira  Jenny Dorso  Connor Santos Vanessa Gordillo  Jason K. Murray Briana Lynch  Ryan Meitzler CASTING WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING Scott Wojcik  Gayle Seay

LEGAL COUNSEL FRANKLIN, WEINRIB, RUDELL & VASSALLO, P.C. Julie Angell Production Stage Manager................... Travis Harty Assistant Stage Manager.................... Rachel Heine Assistant Director............................Samantha Tella Associate Choreographer.................Tony Gonzalez Dance Captain.................................. Zoe Unkovich Associate Scenic Designer.............. Viveca Gardiner Assistant Costume Designer............. Ryan Rossetto Associate Lighting Designer............. Mitchell Fenton Assistant Lighting Designer............. Gertjan Houben Moving Light Programmer...................... Colin Scott Associate Sound Designer..................Thomas Ford Hair and Makeup Consultant.............Brandon Bolton Production Carpenter................. Mackenzie Kovaka Assistant Carpenter.................................. Nick Ray Production Audio Engineer..................Chad Parsley Head Sound..................................... Michelle Reiss Assistant Sound.................................Thomas Ford Production Props.............Ray Wetmore, Vicki Ayers Head Props.................................Brian Gustaveson Assistant Props................................. Becca Nipper Production Electrician.................... Brendan Quigley Head Electrician......................... Lionel “Train” Riley Assistant Electrician......................... Joel Schulman Wardrobe Supervisor....................... Felicia Genther Wardrobe Assistant..................... Stephanie Ebeling Hair Supervisor..................................Felicia Wilson Musical Contractor/Band Gear Coordinator.......Maddox Keyboard Programmer....................... David Weiser Production Assistant........................Riley Hutchison Production Photography....................Jeremy Daniel Advertising & Marketing................The Pekoe Group Accountant.....................Withum Smith + Brown PC Anthony Moore Controller..........................................Heather Allen 321 Theatrical Management Banking.............. Signature Bank/Margaret Monigan Insurance...... AON Albert G. Ruben/Claudia Kaufman Payroll.............................Checks and Balances Inc. Transportation and Accommodations..... Road Rebel Entertainment Travel, Elizabeth Helke/ABA Merchandising.............................. The Araca Group rockofagesmusicaltour.com CREDITS Scenery built by TTS STUDIOS. Lighting equipment from CHRISTIE LIGHTS. Sound equipment from SOUND ASSOCIATES. Make-up provided by M·A·C. TICKETING AND ANALYTICS TANNA, INC./GREGG ARST SPECIAL THANKS Matthew DiCarlo, Mike East, Kate Egan, Shawn Pennington, Matthew Jerome Sycle, Townsend Teague, Matt Weaver, Hillary Weaver 39


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NETworks Presentations LLC presents

Music

Book and Lyrics

Richard Rodgers

Oscar Hammerstein II

Based upon the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon Angela Baumgardner Bern Tan

with

Pedro Ka‘awaloa

DeAnna Choi Paulina Yeung Dongwoo Kang Stanton Morales Timothy Matthew Flores Hayden Bercy and

Catrina Teruel Clark Raymond Dimaano Atsushi Eda Cj Fernando Jenna Ho Masumi Iwai Anjali Kanter Akina Kitazawa Keiji Kubo Kylie Kuioka Catherine Landeta Jee Heng Liao Tsubasa Ogawa Soraya Patoonsittichai Trevor Roderick Richel Ruiz Pepita Salim Annie Sherman Linder Sutton Kayla Teruel Matheus Ting Hiroko Uchino Dax Valdes Eliot Waldvogel SETS

COSTUMES

Michael Yeargan

LIGHTING

Catherine Zuber

ADDITIONAL SETS and ADAPTATION ORCHESTRATIONS

Tom Watson

MUSIC COORDINATOR

John Mezzio

MUSIC CONDUCTOR

David Aaron Brown

CASTING

Steve Varon

DANCE & INCIDENTAL MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS

Trude Rittmann

TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT, PRESS & MARKETING

Jason Styres, CSA GENERAL MANAGER GENTRY & ASSOCIATES

Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann

WIG AND HAIR DESIGNER

Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams

Robert Russell Bennett

SOUND

Donald Holder

Broadway Booking Office NYC

COMPANY MANAGER

Benjamin-Michael Joseph Antipuna

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Emily White-Winter

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

PRODUCTION MANAGER NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS

Evan Rooney

CHOREOGRAPHY RECREATED BY

Seth Wenig

Greg Zane

MUSIC SUPERVISOR CHOREOGRAPHER

Ted Sperling

Christopher Gattelli

BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY

Jerome Robbins

RESTAGING DIRECTOR

Shelley Butler

ORIGINAL DIRECTION BY

Bartlett Sher

Produced by Special Arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization: A Concord Music Company

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CAST OF CHARACTERS King of Siam................................................................................................ PEDRO KA‘AWALOA Anna Leonowens.............................................................................. ANGELA BAUMGARDNER Lady Thiang............................................................................................................DEANNA CHOI Kralahome.......................................................................................................................BERN TAN Tuptim................................................................................................................ PAULINA YEUNG Lun Tha............................................................................................................ DONGWOO KANG Prince Chulalongkorn.................................................................TIMOTHY MATTHEW FLORES Louis Leonowens................................................................................................ HAYDEN BERCY Captain Orton / Sir Edward Ramsey...........................................................STANTON MORALES Phra Alack................................................................................................................. DAX VALDES Princess Ying Yaowalak....................................................................................... KAYLA TERUEL Royal Court Dancers........................................................................ ATSUSHI EDA, KEIJI KUBO Fan Dancers........................................................................... MASUMI IWAI, ANJALI KANTER Royal Wives, Townspeople............. CATRINA TERUEL CLARK, JENNA HO, MASUMI IWAI, CATHERINE LANDETA, ANJALI KANTER, AKINA KITAZAWA, TSUBASA OGAWA, SORAYA PATOONSITTICHAI, PEPITA SALIM, HIROKO UCHINO Guards, Monks, Townspeople......................................RAYMOND DIMAANO, ATSUSHI EDA, KEIJI KUBO, TREVOR RODERICK, RICHEL RUIZ Royal Children.......................................CJ FERNANDO, ANJALI KANTER, KYLIE KUIOKA, LINDER SUTTON, KAYLA TERUEL, HIROKO UCHINO, ELIOT WALDVOGEL THE SMALL HOUSE OF UNCLE THOMAS (BALLET) Eliza................................................................................................SORAYA PATOONSITTICHAI Uncle Thomas...................................................................................................TSUBASA OGAWA Angel/George............................................................................................................ RICHEL RUIZ Topsy..................................................................................................................HIROKO UCHINO Simon of Legree.......................................................................................................... KEIJI KUBO Little Eva.............................................................................................................ANJALI KANTER Propmen.............................................................RAYMOND DIMAANO, TREVOR RODERICK Dogs............................................................... MASUMI IWAI, AKINA KITAZAWA, JENNA HO Guards....................................................... ATSUSHI EDA, JEE HENG LIAO, MATHEUS TING Royal Singers............ CATRINA TERUEL CLARK, CATHERINE LANDETA, PEPITA SALIM SWINGS

JENNA HO, MATHEUS TING, ELIOT WALDVOGEL

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies and Standbys never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.

For Anna Leonowens: ANNIE SHERMAN; for King of Siam: BERN TAN; for Lady Thiang: CATRINA TERUEL CLARK; for Kralahome: RAYMOND DIMAANO; for Tuptim: CATHERINE LANDETA, PEPITA SALIM; for Lun Tha: TREVOR RODERICK; for Prince Chulalongkorn: RAYMOND DIMAANO, TREVOR RODERICK; for Louis Leonowens: ELIOT WALDVOGEL; for Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey: DAX VALDES; for Phra Alack: MATHEUS TING; for Princess Ying Yaowalak: KYLIE KUIOKA ; for Eliza: AKINA KITAZAWA; for Uncle Thomas: JENNA HO; for Angel/George: MATHEUS TING; for Topsy: JENNA HO; for Simon of Legree: MATHEUS TING; for Little Eva: JENNA HO.

Dance Captain...................................................................................................TSUBASA OGAWA Assistant Dance Captain....................................................................................HIROKO UCHINO Fight Captain............................................................................................................. DAX VALDES

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MUSICAL NUMBERS AND SCENES ACT I Scene 1: Scene 2:

Scene 3: Scene 4:

Scene 5: Scene 6:

Overture...........................................................................................................Orchestra Deck of the Chow Phya and Docks of Bangkok “I Whistle a Happy Tune”.....................................................................Anna and Louis The King’s Throne Room “My Lord and Master”........................................................................................Tuptim “Hello, Young Lovers”...........................................................................................Anna “The March of Siamese Children”..................................................................Orchestra On the Palace Grounds “A Puzzlement”...................................................................................................... King The Schoolroom “The Royal Bangkok Academy”..........................................Royal Children and Wives “Getting to Know You”.............................................Anna, Royal Children and Wives The Garden “We Kiss in a Shadow”................................................................. Lun Tha and Tuptim A Palace Corridor “A Puzzlement” (Reprise)..................................................... Chulalongkorn and Louis Anna’s Bedroom “Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?”...............................................................Anna “Something Wonderful”.............................................................................Lady Thiang The King’s Study Finale Act I......................................................................................King and Company ACT II

Scene 1: The Schoolroom “Western People Funny”.................................................. Lady Thiang and Royal Wives Scene 2: Dining Room and Garden “I Have Dreamed”......................................................................... Lun Tha and Tuptim “Hello, Young Lovers” (Reprise)...........................................................................Anna Scene 3: Theater Pavilion “The Small House of Uncle Thomas” (Ballet)..........................Tuptim, Royal Singers and Dancers Scene 4: The King’s Study “Song of the King”.................................................................................Anna and King “Shall We Dance?”.................................................................................Anna and King Scene 5: Outside the Gates of the Palace Scene 6: The King’s Study “I Whistle a Happy Tune” (Reprise)......................................................................Anna There will be one 15-minute intermission ORCHESTRA Conductor/Keyboard: DAVID AARON BROWN Associate Conductor/Synthesizer: ADAM WIGGINS Violin: DEBORAH MOYER; Cello: ELEN WROTEN; Flute/Piccolo: REBECCA HOVAN; Oboe/English Horn/Bassoon: NATHAN NIX; Clarinet: MICHAEL BLISS; French Horn: JACOB POULOS; Trumpet: KEATON VIAVATTINE; Drums/Percussion: RYAN BLIHOVDE

Music Coordinator: JOHN MEZZIO The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular pones, beepers and watches.

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ANGELA BAUMGARDNER

PEDRO K A‘AWALOA

DEANNA CHOI

PAULINA YEUNG

DONGWOO KANG

BERN TAN

STANTON MORALES

TIMOTHY MATTHEW FLORES

HAYDEN BERCY

CATRINA TERUEL CLARK

RAYMOND DIMAANO

ATSUSHI EDA

CJ FERNANDO

JENNA HO

MASUMI IWAI

ANJALI KANTER

AKINA KITAZAWA

KEIJI KUBO

KYLIE KUIOKA

CATHERINE LANDETA

JEE HENG LIAO

TSUBASA OGAWA

SORAYA PATOONSITTICHAI

TREVOR RODERICK

RICHEL RUIZ

PEPITA SALIM

ANNIE SHERMAN

LINDER SUTTON

MATHEUS TING

HIROKO UCHINO

DAX VALDES

KAYLA TERUEL

ELIOT WALDVOGEL

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WHO’S WHO ANGELA BAUMGARDNER (Anna Leonowens) National tour debut! Regional: Mary Poppins (Winifred Banks), Peter Pan (Mrs. Darling), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Sister Act (Mary Martin-of-Tours), A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along. Huge thanks to The King and I team, FireStarter Entertainment, Jason Styres and my supportive family. angelabaumgardner.com; Instagram: @angelabaumgardner PEDRO KA‘AWALOA (King of Siam) is honored to be bringing King Mongkut to life. He has a BA in Music from Harvard University. Regional: The Fantasticks; South Pacific; Evita; The Addams Family; The Producers; Jesus Christ Superstar; White Christmas; The Odd Couple, Female Version. MD/Conductor: Cabaret, First Date, Seussical, … Spelling Bee, The King and I, Les Misérables. Pedro is also a choir conductor, pianist, musician, teacher and composer. He is also a fitness and mindfulness enthusiast. Aloha and IMUA! pedrokaawaloa.com

DEANNA CHOI (Lady Thiang) is so grateful to be making her national tour debut! Off-Broadway: Lili Marlene (St. Luke’s Theater). Regional: Wild Swans (A.R.T.). Very special thanks to Jason Styres, CSA, Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio and Tom Burke Studio! My deepest love goes to my entire family, friends and colleagues for ALL your support! Visit me at deannachoi.com

PAULINA YEUNG (Tuptim). National tour debut! Opera: The Magic Flute (First Lady/Opera Hong Kong), The Mikado (Peep-bo). Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. Much love and gratitude to my entire family, mentors, Jason Styres, TEG. Paulina is a proud graduate of Manhattan School of Music. paulinayeung.com

DONGWOO KANG (Lun Tha) flew 6,885 miles from his home country of Seoul, South Korea to New York city where he had never been before. He had never performed in English and started his first journey in America. He was featured in the 12th Annual Broadway Rising Stars Concert. Dongwoo wants to sing for bringing love and hope to people. He is thankful for the support from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. All glory to God. BERN TAN (Kralahome) is delighted to be traveling with this lovely tour family. He was most recently seen in NYC in Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow), Finding Home featuring the music of Ricky Ian Gordon (Bernard). Other favorite credits include Cosi Fan Tutte (Guglielmo), The Merry Widow

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(Bogdanovitch) and Into the Woods (Baker). Before the tour, he taught voice as an adjunct faculty member at NYU while completing graduate studies there.

STANTON MORALES (Sir Edward Ramsey/ Captain Orton). National tour debut. Recent regional credits include: The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven), A Little Night Music (Henrik), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfée), for which he won the 2016 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Graduate of the South Orange County School of the Arts. Special thanks to Nicole at FireStarter Entertainment and Jason Styres. For The Moms. TIMOTHY MATTHEW FLORES ( P r i n c e Chulalongkorn). National tour debut! Training: Marymount Manhattan College (Theatre Arts/ Musical Theatre). Many thanks to my family, friends and teachers for making this life-changing experience possible.

HAYDEN BERCY (Louis) is thrilled to join The King and I. Prior credits: A Christmas Story National Tour (Flick), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Ben), The Nerd (Thor) at George Street Playhouse and 2018 U.S. Tennis Open Soloist. Thank you: NETworks, Jason Styres, Lisa Calli, Justin, Emily, Janine, Mom, Dad and Brielle.

CATRINA TERUEL CLARK (Ensemble). Highlights: Miss Saigon National Tour (Gigi u/s). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), South Pacific (Liat), Hot Mikado (Yum Yum), Miss Saigon (Kim), Aida (Amneris), West Side Story (Maria), Hair (Crissy) and more. Gratitude to Walker Clark, Jamie Wigginton, Nancy Carson, Jason Styres, NETworks and my students. RAYMOND DIMAANO (Ensemble) is elated to be making his national tour debut with The King and I. Regional: Mary Poppins (VA Rep); Mamma Mia!; Hello Dolly! (VA Musical Theater); A Christmas Story (Riverside Theater). Thanks to my Mom(s), Hugh, Jason Styres, friends and family for all the constant love and support! God Bless! IG: @ Raydimaano

ATSUSHI EDA (Royal Court Dancer, Ensemble) is thrilled to be in his first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical with this group of “Happy People.” Originally from Tokyo, Japan. Favorite credits: Hello, Dolly!; La Cage aux Folles; Damn Yankees


WHO’S WHO and Mamma Mia! (Pepper). Many thanks and love to family and friends. CJ FERNANDO (Ensemble) is 8 years old and from San Jose, California. He grew up singing and dancing with his two other siblings, Jenika and Jayden, at PnC Music. This is his first national tour. When not performing, Cj loves playing with BeyBlades!

JENNA HO (Swing) is thrilled and honored to make her national tour debut with The King and I! Marymount Manhattan College (BFA in Dance). Thank you to Jason Styres, CSA and my family and friends, especially Mom, Dad and Justin for their endless love and support! MASUMI IWAI (Fan Dancer, Ensemble) is so excited for her national tour debut. She moved to NYC in 2015 from Japan. Credits: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever at Surflight Theater. She can’t thank her family and friends in Japan enough. masumiiwai.com

ANJALI KANTER (Fan Dancer, Little Eva, Ensemble). Although Anjali has performed many different times from a very young age in New Mexico and in New York City, this is her national tour debut with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. AKINA KITAZAWA (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her national tour debut with The King and I. Favorite credits: Candide (Carnegie Hall), An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), On the Town (Gateway Playhouse), Swing! (Soloist, Gateway Playhouse), Carnival! (Dance Captain, The Long Center). @akinakitazawa

KEIJI KUBO (Royal Court Dancer, Simon of Legree, Ensemble). Regional: Annie (The Gallery Players). Dance/Concert: BC/EFA Broadway Bares: On Demand, Strip U, Game Night (Hammerstein Ballroom). New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (The Town Hall, NYU Skirball Center) - Soloist Dancer. TV: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO), “Trailblazer Honors” (LogoTV). Ballet: Nutcracker Chinese Dance (Dokoudovsky New York Conservatory of Dance). Japan: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theater Dama City), My Fair Lady (Ashia Runa Hall). Ballet: Coppélia (Subaru Hall). Opera: Un ballo in maschera (Maple Hall). KYLIE KUIOKA (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her national tour and professional debut! Various credits in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. Special thanks to teachers in her performing arts family who encouraged her. Thanks to The

King and I cast and crew. Love to mommy, daddy, Kadyn, family and friends. Instagram: @kyliekuioka

CATHERINE LANDETA (Ensemble). Tour debut! Catherine is extremely grateful to be here. Credits include Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), The King and I (Lady Thiang) and Ludo’s Broken Bride (Off Bway). BM Musical Theatre from Arizona State University. Thank you to friends, family and mentors for their support. catherinelandeta.com

JEE HENG LIAO (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Anything Goes - Musicals Tonight. Theater: Romance of the Western Chamber (TADA! Theater), Ninja Ballet (The Tank), When You’ve Got A Gift (NAAP), Goodbye (Players Theatre), Anything Goes (with Asian pop star Evonne Hsu). Training: NTUA, AMDA. Thanks to Jason Styres Casting, Family, Friends and Teachers. @jeeliao

TSUBASA OGAWA (Uncle Thomas, Ensemble, Dance Captain) is originally from Japan. She is a graduate of The New School in NYC. Credits: Sayonara (Off-Broadway), Twelfth Night (OffBroadway), The King and I (Asia Tour), multiple regional productions of Miss Saigon. She performs at numerous venues in NYC as a member of The Love Show, a Brooklyn-based theatrical dance company.

SO RAYA PA T O O N S IT T IC H A I (E l i za , Ensemble). Most recently with NYC Ballet and BYA. Education: BFA with honors in Dance, Chularongkorn University, Thailand. Ballet Performance: Swan Lake (Odile), The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Cinderella (Cinderella), The Nutcracker (Clara/ Sugar Plum Fairy), Snow White (Snow White), Don Quixote (Kriti). Dancer with recording artist, Madonna, for “The Madonna & Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange.” TREVOR RODERICK (Ensemble) is excited to make his national tour debut with one of his favorite shows! Professional credits include: Miss Saigon (The Fulton Theater), The Drowsy Chaperone (Zachary Scott Theater). Trevor spent the last five years singing all over the world as a Guest Entertainer fronting the group Oh What A Night! on Norwegian Cruise line and as a Production Vocalist for Holland America Line. B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Texas State University. For Mom and twin brother Travis.

RICHEL RUIZ (Angel/George, Ensemble) is delighted to make his national tour debut! Regional credits include Tarzan, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals; Carousel, Gulf Coast Symphony; South 63


WHO’S WHO Pacific, The Wick Theatre. Richel would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support.

PEPITA SALIM (Ensemble). Born and raised in Indonesia and a recent graduate from New England Conservatory (BM), she has performed in Cendrillon, The Cunning Little Vixen, Dido and Aeneas and The King and I (Royal Child). Love and thanks to Mom and Dad. Praise to God. Instagram/ Youtube: @pepitasalim ANNIE SHERMAN (u/s Anna Leonowens). National Tour: The Sound of Music (u/s Elsa Schraeder). Regional: Ragtime on Ellis Island (Evelyn Nesbit), Macbeth (Witch, LA Opera), Guys and Dolls (Sarah), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), The Little Mermaid (Allana), Cabaret (Frenchie). MM UCLA, BA Stanford University. Many thanks to ATB and The King and I family. For Mom, Dad and Kelsey. anniesherman.me LINDER SUTTON (Ensemble) is excited to be making her national tour debut. Her credits include playing Tam in Serenbe Playhouse’s production of Miss Saigon and appearing in the film remake of Jacob’s Ladder. Big hugs to Mama and Daddy always and forever. KAYLA TERUEL (Princess Ying Yaowalak, Ensemble) is making her theatrical debut with The King and I tour. She lives in Canoga Park, CA, attends Chime Charter School and dances at Los Angeles Ballet Academy. Kayla would like to thank her family, Walker and Catrina of WC Studios and Nancy Carson of Carson-Adler Agency.

MATHEUS TING (Swing) is a graduate from LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore. He just starred in his off-Broadway debut as Minsik Lee in the new musical Comfort Women. Other credits: Ming in A Language of Their Own, the Butler in Yosef the Musical and Elliot in Bright and Brave. He currently stars as Pengyu in the dark comedy web series Big Law on YouTube. Favorite credits: Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins, Prez in The Pajama Game and Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff. Instagram: @thematheustheory

HIROKO UCHINO (Topsy, Ensemble, Asst. Dance Captain). National tour: Chuggington Live! (Ensemble), New York: Northbound (Dancer), New York Lizards Dance Team of Major League Lacrosse. Music Video: “Hello” from Above & Beyond. Dance Company: The Next Stage Project, Octavia Cup Dance Theatre. She would love to thank her family and David for never leaving her side.

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DAX VALDES (Phra Alack, Ensemble). Hometown: San Francisco, CA. Credits include: Seussical (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Spamalot, Rumors, Triumph of Love (Millbrook Playhouse), Beardo (Pipeline Theater Company), A Dream Play (NAATCO), Trade Practices (HERE). Education: BFA Musical Theater - Point Park University; Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

ELIOT WALDVOGEL (Swing). This is Eliot’s first national tour and he is delighted to join the cast of The King and I. He has previously appeared with the Stockton Civic Theatre, That’s Showbiz! Theatre, and KUDOS Children’s Theatre in Stockton, CA. He would like to thank Mom and Dad (even though he is banned from singing at the table), his sister, Miriam, and his dog, Oliver.

RICHARD RODGERS (Music) & OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II (Lyrics and Co-Author). Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (18951960) joined forces in 1942 and created the most successful partnership in the American musical theater. Their output included Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), the movie State Fair (1945, remade 1962, Broadway premiere 1996), Allegro (1947), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Me and Juliet (1953), Pipe Dream (1955), the TV musical Cinderella (1957, remade 1965, 1997, Broadway premiere 2014); Flower Drum Song (1958) and The Sound of Music (1959). Their shows have received several dozen major awards, including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. Lincoln Center Theater has presented Tony Award®-winning productions of Carousel (1994) and South Pacific (2008).

BARTLETT SHER (Original Director). Resident Director at Lincoln Center Theater since 2009. LCT: My Fair Lady, Oslo (2017 Tony Award for Best Play; also London), The King and I, Golden Boy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony nominations); South Pacific (Tony award; also London, Australia); Blood and Gifts; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. The Bridges of Madison County. OffBroadway: Prayer for My Enemy, Waste (Best Play Obie Award), Cymbeline (Callaway Award, also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Artistic director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre (2000–2009). Previously company director for the Guthrie Theater and associate artistic director at Hartford Stage. Opera: Roméo et Juliette (Salzburg, Milan, Chicago, Metropolitan Opera); Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (ENO,


WHO’S WHO Metropolitan Opera); Otello, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera). Current productions include the Broadway premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. C H R I S T O P H E R G A T T E L L I (O r i g i n a l Choreographer) was awarded the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography in Newsies. Broadway (choreographer):  My Fair Lady, SpongeBob Squarepants, War Paint,  The King and I  (Tony nomination), South Pacific  (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Amazing Grace,  Casa Valentina,  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,  Sunday in the Park With George,  Godspell,  The Ritz,  Martin Short:  Fame Becomes Me,  13, High Fidelity. Off- Broadway: Dogfight  (Lortel Award), Altar Boyz (Lortel Award, Callaway Award, Drama Desk Nom.), Bat Boy: The Musical (Lortel Award) West End/London: Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific,  tick, tick...BOOM! Sydney Opera House: My Fair Lady w/Julie Andrews, South Pacific. As director/choreographer, Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical, world premiere of In Your Arms (The Old Globe), world premiere of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug- Band Christmas  (Goodspeed Opera House). Also choreographed Coen Brothers’ movie Hail, Caesar!, Newsies, Isn’t It Romantic?

JEROME ROBBINS (Original Choreography, 1918-1998) is world-renowned as choreographer/ director of ballets, theater, movies and television. His Broadway shows include On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I, West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Among his more than 60 ballets are Fancy Free, Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, In the Night and Glass Pieces, which are in the repertories of a New York City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. Mr. Robbins’ numerous awards include Tonys, Oscars and Emmys. TED SPERLING (Music Direction). Broadway: My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Light in the Piazza (Tony and Drama Desk awards), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Titanic (actor), Kiss of the Spider Woman, How to Succeed…, My Favorite Year, Drood, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: Red Eye of Love, The Other Josh Cohen, Striking 12 and See What I Wanna See (all as director); A

Man of No Importance, Saturn Returns, A New Brain, Floyd Collins, Romance in Hard Times (as music director). Artistic Director of MasterVoices www.mastervoices.org. For more info, visit www.tedsperling.net.

MICHAEL YEARGAN (Sets). LCT: Golden Boy  (Tony nom.), Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony nom.), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk awards; Outer Critics Circle nom.), Cymbeline, Awake and Sing! (DD Award, Tony nom.), Edward Albee’s Seascape and The Light in the Piazza  (Tony, DD awards). Broadway:  The Ritz, Bad Habits, A Lesson from Aloes and The Road to Mecca (Roundabout).  Also credits Off-Broadway, regional theater, London, ten productions at the Metropolitan Opera and work at major opera companies throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. CATHERINE ZUBER (Costumes). Broadway: My Fair Lady, Junk, Oslo, War Paint, (Drama Desk Award), Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I (Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Gigi (Drama Desk Award), Golden Boy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Born Yesterday, The Royal Family (Tony Award), South Pacific (Tony Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award), Awake and Sing! (Tony Award) among many others including Off-Broadway and Regional Theater. Recent Opera credits include: Romeo et Juliette, Otello, Barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Opera. Induction: Theater Hall of Fame, 2016. DONALD HOLDER (Lighting) Broadway: Over fifty productions, two Tony awards (The Lion King and South Pacific) and thirteen Tony nominations. Recent projects include: My Fair Lady, M Butterfly, Oslo, Anastasia, She Loves Me, Fiddler On The Roof, The Father, The King and I, On The Twentieth Century, The Bridges Of Madison County, Golden Boy, Spiderman Ragtime, Movin’ Out, Bullets Over Broadway, many others. Television: Smash Seasons 1 and 2 (NBC-Dreamworks).

SCOTT LEHRER (Sound) received the first Tony awarded to sound for the Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific directed by Bartlett Sher. Recent Broadway: The Front Page, Shuffle Along, Fiddler on the Roof, Dames at Sea, The King and I, Living on Love, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Delicate Balance, Love Letters, A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal, Lucky Guy, Chaplin (Drama Desk), Death of a Salesman (Tony nom.), the revival of Chicago and over 50 City Center Encores!. Recording projects 65


WHO’S WHO include the Broadway cast recording of An American in Paris (Grammy nom.), Loudon Wainwright III’s Grammy-winning High Wide and Handsome, Bebe Neuwirth’s Porcelain and Meredith Monk’s mercy.

ALEX NEUMANN (Sound) is a New York Citybased sound designer, he has worked extensively on Broadway as an associate to several sound designers including Tony award-winners Scott Lehrer (co-designer on this tour) and Leon Rothenberg, and Tony nominees John Gromada and Matt Tierney. Regionally Alex has designed at American Repertory Theatre, The Huntington Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, LaJolla Playhouse, The Alley Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is the sound designer of the Drama Desk Awards (Town Hall, NYC), and A Tribute to the Presidential Scholars (Kennedy Center). Alex recently spent two years lecturing on Sound Design technology at the Yale School of Drama. TOM WATSON (Wig and Hair Designer). LCT: OSLO, The King and I, The City of Conversation, Act One, South Pacific, Belle Epoque and A Man of No Importance. Tom is head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 70 Broadway productions. Current and recent Broadway designs include Bright Star, Wicked, King Kong, Rock of Ages, Dames at Sea, Fiddler on the Roof and Falsettos.

SHELLEY BUTLER (Restaging Director). Recent productions include the world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (South Coast Repertory) and the Japanese premiere of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Imperial Theatre, Tokyo). She has developed new work for companies including Ars Nova, Primary Stages, E.S.T., WP Theater, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theater, Geva, New York Stage and Film, Dallas Lyric Stage, The Lark and New Dramatists. Drama League Directing Fellow, member of SDC, the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and the WP Directors Lab. Upcoming: Fruiting Bodies (Ma-Yi Theater Company) and The Magician’s Daughter (Geva Theatre Center).

GREG ZANE (Associate Choreographer). Associate Choreographer: The King and I Lincoln Center Theater/Broadway, 1st National Tour, London Palladium/West End. Broadway: The King and I at Lincoln Center Theater. Direction/ Choreography: Singin’ in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Peter Pan, Suessical, Elf. Performance: The King and I (1996 Broadway revival and 2000 West End revival), A Chorus Line,

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Ballet faculty at Broadway Dance Center.

KATHY FABIAN (Props Supervisor). Broadway credits include: American Son, Bernhardt/Hamlet, Pretty Woman, The Parisian Woman, Time and the Conways, Indecent, Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, On Your Feet!, The King And I, An American In Paris, The Realistic Joneses, If/Then, Rocky, The Bridges of Madison County, I’ll Eat You Last, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stick Fly, The Normal Heart, House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Fences, A Behanding in Spokane, Race, and Fela!. Off-Broadway: The Hard Problem, LCT, Mary Jane and Othello, NYTW. TV: Sesame Street. ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT (Orchestrations, 1894-1981) orchestrated more than 300 Broadway musical scores, including Show Boat, No, No, Nanette, Of Thee I Sing, Face the Music, Oklahoma!, Carmen Jones, Finian’s Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, The King and I, My Fair Lady and Camelot. His arrangements for the 1955 film version of Oklahoma! earned him an Academy Award. He also orchestrated and arranged Rodgers’ TV documentary score for Victory at Sea. A classically trained composer, Bennett’s prolific output of original compositions includes symphonies, sonatas, a ballet, a concerto and an opera.

TRUDE RITTMANN (Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements, 1908-2005) amassed more than 50 Broadway credits as a choral and dance arranger, including The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon and Peter Pan. A composer in her own right, she provided music for such television shows as Omnibus and The Seven Lively Arts.

JASON STYRES (Casting). Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames at Sea, Disney’s The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Off-Broadway: Puffs, Midnight at the Never Get (York), Pedro Pan, Neurosis, R.R.R.E.D., War Boys, Money Talks, Trip of Love, iLLA, Missed Connections, and 15 different Encores! productions. National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide…, The King and I, R+H’s Cinderella, The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Film/TV: How You Look At It, Carousel (PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), SYTYCD. London & Las Vegas: Magic Mike Live (Channing Tatum, dir.) Other: Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, Looking for Christmas (Old Globe), Camille A. Brown’s developmental project, Hartford Stage, NY Philharmonic, SF


WHO’S WHO Symphony, Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and others. Seven-time Artios nominee, NY Board Member of the Casting Society of America.

JOHN MEZZIO (Music Coordinator) has conducted several national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor/Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Seussical, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, the Royal National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and The Wedding Singer. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. John was Musical Coordinator for several national and international tours including Sweet Charity starring Molly Ringwald, Annie starring John Schuck and Mackenzie Phillips, Hairspray, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, Elf the Musical, Memphis, Bullets Over Broadway, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Shrek The Musical. DAVID AARON BROWN (Conductor). National tour: Elf. NYC: Neurosis, Here First!: Let the Ladies Sing, The Mistakes that Made Me. Regional: Prince of Egypt, The Life of the Party (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Rep), The Wild Party (ROLT), Seussical (BAM). Awards: SF Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award (Best Music Direction: She Loves Me; Best Actor: Grey Gardens), Weston Award in Piano Performance (Brown University). Love to family and Ronnie. EMILY WHITE-WINTER (Production Stage Manager) is excited for The King and I! National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (PSM) and Beauty and the Beast (ASM). Select Kansas City credits: Assassins, Shipwrecked! and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Spinning Tree Theatre, SM), Cabaret (MTH, SM), Here Lies Joyland (KC Fringe, SM), and A Moon for the Misbegotten (KCAT, ASM). Emily is a graduate of Kansas State University. Many thanks to Andrew. emilywhitewinter.com

BENJAMIN-MICHAEL JOSEPH ANTIPUNA (Company Manager). A Philadelphia native and a graduate of DeSales University, Benny is ecstatic to join the national tour of The King and I. His background includes over 15 years of touring experience as well as work in theme parks, cruise ships and corporate entertainment. Highlights include Cirque Dreams, Universal Studios Orlando, Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Atlantis Resort. When not touring, Ben enjoys traveling, theme

parks, camping and soaking up the sun in Fort Lauderdale where he resides. CLAIRE E. MURPHY (Assistant Stage Manager, Assistant Company Manager). PreBroadway: Tootsie. National Tour: Elf the Musical. Regional: Actually, Dangerous House, The Closet, Curse of the Starving Class,  Long Lost,  Blue Ridge,  An Evening with Chita Rivera (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Tosca (Piedmont Opera); Rotpeter (Mercy Street Theatre Company). BFA UNCSA. Love to Mom, Dad, Tom, & Jack.

BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press and Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing and press company representing awardwinning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, A Bronx Tale, Falsettos, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. bbonyc.com

NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer), from its inception over 20 years ago, has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having toured over 70 productions internationally, NETworks’ current and upcoming touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Elf the Musical, Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, The Band’s Visit, A Bronx Tale, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof and Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon.

SETH WENIG (Executive Producer) has been with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He spearheaded the international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall. Seth has produced the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and the National Theatre production of War Horse. Together with Cameron Mackintosh, Seth served as Executive Producer for both the U.S. and U.K. tours of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, the 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour of Les Misérables, the new The Phantom of the Opera tour, Miss Saigon and A Bronx Tale. He is most proud of his greatest productions – Marlo and Camden.

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WHO’S WHO STAFF FOR The King and I Executive Producer Seth Wenig General Management Gentry & Associates Gregory Vander Ploeg Jamey Jennings Steve Varon Pearce Landry-Wegener    Nicole Gehring Production Management NETworks Presentations Jason Juenker   Hector Guivas Evan Rooney Walker White    Emma Downey Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press & Marketing Steven Schnepp David Freeland, Kent McIngvale, Jenny Bates, Zach Stevenson, Sean Mackey, Stacey Burns, Danny Knaub, Rachel Peterson, Phil Della Noce Casting Jason Styres, CSA Casting Associate.....................................Andrea Zee, CSA Casting Assistant....................................Stephanie Percoco Company Manager Benjamin-Michael Antipuna Assistant Company Manager Claire E. Murphy Production Stage Manager...................Emily White-Winter Assistant Stage Manager..............................Claire E. Murphy Artistic Consultant..............................................Sari Ketter Assistant Director..................................Samantha Saltzman Assistant Choreographer.....................................Yuki Ozeki Associate Scenic Designer.........Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams Assistant Scenic Designer................Christopher Thompson Associate Costume Designer..................Patrick Bevilacqua Assistant Costume Designers....................Wilberth R. Gonzalez Associate Lighting Designer..............................Karen Spahn Assistant Lighting Designer...............................Rachel Levy Associate Sound Designer....................Alexander Neumann Props Supervisor..............................PropStar, Kathy Fabian Make-up Designer....................................Tommy Kurzman Hair & Wig Coordinator.............................Caitlin Maxwell Head Carpenter...........................................Keith Kolasinski Assistant Carpenter...................................Taylor Neuburger Flyman.................................................................Matt Lang Technical Consultant..................Pat Shea and Chris Luner, Theatersmith Associates Head Electrician.............................................Logan Garrett Assistant Electrician...................................Olivia Doniphan Production Electrician..................................Stephen Atwell Moving Lights Programmer....................Bridget Chervenka Head Audio.......................................................Ryan Moore Assistant Audio................................................Tanner Elker Production Audio..............................................Andy Leviss Head Props..................................................Douglas Puskas Wardrobe Supervisor....................................Jessica Simons Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor.......Elizabeth Anne Howard Head Hair and Makeup..............................Bryon McDonald Dialect Coach................................................Barbara Rubin Fight Director.....................................................Tom Schall Orchestral Reduction.......................................Josh Clayton Children’s Tutoring.................................On Location Education Child Wrangler................................................Angela Maxwell Physical Therapy...NEURO TOUR Physical Thearapy, Inc. Production Assistants.........Mandy Scott, Kateryna Turkalo

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Print Design............................aka NYC, EmmyAnn Design Radio Spot Production......................................HMS Media Television Spot Design/Video Production........HMS Media Production Photography...........................Matthew Murphy Merchandising...................................Marquee Merchandise Merchandise Manager..............................Jeremy Hardman Accounting...........................NETworks Presentations LLC Legal Services................................David F. Schwartz, Esq. Feldshon & Schwartz, LLP F. Richard Pappas, Esq. HR & Payroll Services......................Human Resources inc. Housing.................Road Concierge, an ALTOUR Company Travel Agency...........Alicia Head, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Trucking......................................................................Janco Staff for NETworks Presentations Chief Executive Officer.....................................Ken Gentry President...............................................................Orin Wolf Chief Financial Officer.............................Scott W. Jackson Chief Operating Officer................Jennifer Ardizzone-West Executive Vice President....................................Seth Wenig Executive Producer.....................................Trinity Wheeler Director of Adminstration.................................Curt Owens Executive Assistant to the President........Hannah Rosenthal Senior Director of Finance..................................John Kinna Controller....................................................Jennifer Gifford Director of Tour Accounting.........................Laura S. Carey Tax Director.......................................................Pat Guerieri Associate Tax Accountant...........................Kim Ngan Tran Health and Safety Coordinator....................Emma Downey Senior Director, Booking and Engagements...Mary K. Witte Director, Booking and Engagements................Colin Byrne Booking Coordinator...............................Hannah Rosenthal Director of Marketing/PR...............................Heather Hess Senior Director, General Management...Gregory Vander Ploeg General Managers..................Jamey Jennings, Steve Varon Associate General Manager...........Pearce Landry-Wegener General Manager Associate..........................Nicole Gehring Senior Director, Production Management......Jason Juenker Senior Production Manager...........................Hector Guivas Production Managers...............Evan Rooney, Walker White Associate Production Manager....................Emma Downey Music Coordinator............................................John Mezzio IT Manager...........................................................Tim Pizza Office Manager...........................................Buddy Piccolino Office Assistant..................................................Carol Jewell Warehouse Manager............................................Brad Korff Warehouse Costume Manager...............Bobby Maglaughlin Credits Scenery built and modified by TTS Studios, Charleston SC., Flower Strings by Kanai Scene Shop, Tokyo; Scenery fabrication by Great Lakes Scenic Studio, Proof Productions and Daedalus Studios; Light Equipment provided by PRGScenic Technologies, a division of Productions Resource group; Audio equipment provided by Masque Sound; Rigging Equipment Provided by Christie Lites, Properties by Kathy Fabian Propstar; Costume Construction by Angels The Costumier, Sarah Timberlake Studio, John Cowles, Elizabeth Villanova, Alice Bee. Anna & King Construction by EuroCo Costumes. Undergarments by BraTenders. Millinery by Arnold Costumes, Rodney Gordon. Anna shoes by LaDuca Shoes, WorldTone Shoes, Gamba Shoes. Ballet masks by Acheson Walsh. Ballet headpieces by Bob Flanagan. Tailoring by Arel Studios.; Special Props by Tom Carroll Scenery, Aardvark Interiors, Paper Mâché Monkey, Mike Billings and Jammal & Jammal Reupholstering.


WHO’S WHO Rehearsed at Gibney Dance Studios, NYC Special Thanks to Wilson Center, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC and James Morton, President Tax & Financial Consulting, Accounting Services CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Brian Enverso, Kathleen Thies Insurance Broker Services Maury Donnelly and Parr, Inc. Robert B. Middleton, Sr. and Meghan Shriver Financial Services and banking arrangements by SunTrust Bank Stock and Amateur rights for The King and I are represented by R&H Theatricals: A Concord Music Company, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10001 www.rnh.com

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Applause Issue 87 featuring Cirque Eloize, Rock of Ages, EmiSunshine and The King and I.

Applause 87  

Applause Issue 87 featuring Cirque Eloize, Rock of Ages, EmiSunshine and The King and I.