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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 .

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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 May-June 2019

ISSUE NO. 88

IN THIS ISSUE:

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Cantus Columbus: Say It With Music: The Songs of Irving Berlin May 18 | 7:30 PM

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Kinky Boots | June 4-5 | 7:30 PM

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Finding Neverland | June 19-20 | 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!

To help support RiverCenter please contact the Development Team at (706) 256-3618 or development@rivercenter.org. 2


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 April 5, 2019. SEASON SPONSOR

CHAMPION LEVEL SPONSORS

Mildred Miller Fort Foundation

SUSTAINER LEVEL SPONSORS

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BENEFACTOR LEVEL SPONSORS

AND THE VALLEY

The Next Generation Foundation DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS

PLATINUM 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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Mr. and Mrs. A. Comer Hobbs

Rick and Cindy Alexander

Bruce and June Howard

Fred and Catalina Aranas Family Foundation

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

Dolores Blanco

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

Lucy H. Bowers

Mr. and Mrs. Hank Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Y. Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Link

Kay Broda

Mrs. James B. Lipham

John Bucholtz

Mr. Walter Miller, Jr.

Mrs. Charles W. Burgin

Shirley B. Moon

Mrs. Otis B. Burnham

Jimmy and Barbara Motos

Mrs. Forrest L. Champion, Jr.

Marjorie and Jerry Newman

Adrian Chester, Greater Beallwood Baptist Church

Mr. and Mrs. Marc OliviĂŠ

Creek Stand Partners, LP

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis J. Perry

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.

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Edwin and Pam Page 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

Dr. and Mrs. Mark R. Fortson

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

Cindy and Spencer Garrard

GB & Charlotte A. Saunders Foundation Inc.

Jane and Jack Goldfrank

Stephen M. Sawyer

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Goldsmith

Len and Glenda Sexton

Allen J. Gula, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Shinkle

Mrs. Richard Hallock

Heather Spence

Dr. and Mrs. Tom Helton

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Spence


Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Swift, III

Brad and Sally Turner

Mr. and Mrs. Landy Thompson

Mrs. D. Abbott Turner, II

Chip and Audrey Tillman

Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Turner

Tom and Jackie Titus

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Turner

Paul M. Todd

Chris Weaver

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Tomlinson

Bernard and Sylvia Witt Foundation

Martha S. Tubb

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Phyllis Aaron

Ben and Annelle McCosh

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Mansfield and Bernice Bias

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Dr. and Mrs. Philip Brewer

Gene and Meg Perkins

Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Bush

Bob and Stacy Poydasheff

Bob and Linda Carter

Dr. John C. Richards

Dan and Sandy Dawson

Edith Satterwhite

Christy and Dail Fields

Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Scarbrough, III

Marlene and Robert Garnett Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hecht Rem Houser

Alex and Willette Shalishali Dr. Angela Sims and John Sims

Pam and Charlie Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Staples

Matthew E. and Cynthia Woodsmall Jones

Tom and Karen Stewart

Mrs. Charlyn Kerr

Mat and Mary Lou Swift

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Krieg

Montgomery E. Thorne

BRONZE LEVEL Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Baker

Dr. and Mrs. William E. Adams

Mark and Summer Baker

Mr. and Mrs. W. Mizell Alexander

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Ballengee

Cathy Alford

Virginia L. Basl

Ray L. Allison

Peggy and Charles Batastini

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Allmendinger

Janice Beam

Mr. Richard F. Andrews

Susan and Carter Berry

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Mrs. James J. W. Biggers, Jr.

Mr. Thomas Gates

Alfred and Courtney Blackmar

Mike and Sheila Gaymon

Regina Satlof and Neil Block

Wayne and Sallie Hadden

Ms. Juanita Booker

Hailes Enterprises, Inc.

Patricia A. Boutton

Steve and Mary Hall

Jim and Iveta Boyanchek

Kenneth Hamill

Sherida Brannan

Phil and Marie Hand

Ms. Julie A. Bray

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hardegree

Frank and Jo Ann Brown

Seth and Linda Harp

Michelle Brown

Isiah Harper

Susan U. and Thomas B. Buck, III

John and Pauline Hartje

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bullock

Mr. and Mrs. Madden Hatcher, III

Dr. Bob and Lisa Bunting

Mr. and Mrs. David Hay

Virginia D. Burdo

Ed and Lana Helton

Ann Burr

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Henslee

Revs. Taylor and Grace Burton-Edwards

Mrs. Betty Jo Hooks

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Calhoun

Pamela C. Humber

Ann Carlisle

Corinne B. Jarrell

Butch and Eva Chappelle

Tim Jensen

Joan S. Cheves

Walter Jones, Jr.

Gloria F. Cohen

Kevin and Donna Kelly

Bonnie and Leslie Cohn

Jean and Gerald Kent

Red and Fay Coleman

Franny and Paul Kilpatrick

Donna J. Craig

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. King

Rev. and Mrs. Ronald Culpepper

Jo Ann and Ernie Kirk

Mrs. L. A. Cunningham

LTC Patricia A. Krause USA Ret.

Don and Bobbie Dakin

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Wayne and Harriet Moultrie Ron and Mary Mullins Vincent and Dian Naman Dick and Dixie Olson Garilou Page Louise and Judson Patten Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Patton Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Stephanie Payne John and Lynne Phillips Bill and Pat Porter Janet Prater Ann and Lowry Reid Mrs. Kathy J. Riley Cheryl L. Roberts Mrs. Barbara G. Rothschild Sally Rotunno Mr. George F. Schladensky

Mary Stewart Gary and Carla Stickles Patty Kimbrough Taylor Eric Thomas Mr. and Mrs. James P. Trotter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Troxel Ms. Lois Tryon Richard M. Tucker Mr. and Mrs. David Turner Tim Vinson Dr. Thomas and Sherry F. Wade Anita B. Walters Lamar and Dorenda Weaver Mark and Andi Weaver L. Rexford Whiddon Jim and Ann White

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Joyce and Henry Schwob

Bobby and Liz Wolverton

Mr. and Mrs. James Kimbrough Sheek, IV

Cathy and David Woolbright

Alva R. Shirley

Jerrel and Laura Yates

James G. Shoemaker

Margaret G. Zollo

FRIENDS OF RIVERCENTER Anonymous

Mrs. Fred Miller

Mrs. Lisa P. Bock

Joyce J. Richburg

Patricia W. Bowden

Marianne Richter

LuAnn Craighton

Natalia and Pete Temesgen

Betsy Fitzgerald John and Bok Shim Fox

Mike Venable and Jill Tigner 11


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 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 April 5, 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 the cast of Ballet Hispรกnico.

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


OUR NEW SEASON IS

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The 2019-2020 Season has been announced! Go online to rivercenter.org to see the new season line up and get your tickets today!

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706.323.5059 | CSOGA.ORG

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COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


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Synovus Bank, Member FDIC.

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COURTESY CUPS AND PRE-PURCHASED DRINKS MAKE CONCESSIONS EASY! RiverCenter Courtesy Cups are refillable, reusable and you can take them into the theatre. Bring your Courtesy Cup, with lid, to any event or show held at the RiverCenter. Save time and avoid the line at intermission! Pre-Purchase your drinks and other concession items before the show to maximize your intermission experience. Purchase your courtesy cup at the RiverCenter bar for $10

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RiverCenter CONNECTS

Cantus Columbus and Vega Quartet William J. Bullock, conductor Janie Lee Bullock, piano Elizabeth Fayette, violin   •   Jessica Shuang Wu, violin Yinzi Kong, viola   •    Guang Wang, cello

MAY 18 | 7:30 PM

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Say It with Music The Songs of Irving Berlin

Cantus Columbus and Vega Quartet

William J. Bullock, conductor • Janie Lee Bullock, piano Elizabeth Fayette, violin • Jessica Shuang Wu, violin Yinzi Kong, viola • Guang Wang, cello A CONCISE PROGRAM, PERSONNEL AND BIOGRAPHIES ARE GIVEN HERE. SEE INSERT FOR INTRODUCTION, DETAILED PROGRAM, NOTES, AND TEXTS.

PROGRAM

PLEASE HOLD APPLAUSE UNTIL THE END OF EACH NUMBERED PROGRAM SECTION.

1. OPENING Say It with Music (from Music Box Revue 1921), arr. Roy Ringwald CHORUS, STRING QUARTET, PIANO

2. BEFORE 1915 Alexander’s Ragtime Band (independent song, 1911)—arr. Giammario-Holcombe STRING QUARTET

Everybody’s Doin’ It Now (independent song, 1911)—arr. William J. Bullock CHORUS, PIANO

When I Lost You (independent song, 1912)—arr. Robert Mandell STRING QUARTET, PIANO

3. INTERLUDE: EARLY HUMOROUS SONGS You’d Be Surprised (from revue Ziegfeld Follies 1919)—arr. Greg Gilpin WOMEN OF THE CHORUS, PIANO

They Call It Dancing (from Music Box Revue 1921)—arr. Al Moquin MEN OF THE CHORUS, STRING QUARTET, PIANO

4. 1915–1919 I Love a Piano (from revue Stop, Look, Listen, 1915)—arr. Mark Hayes CHORUS, PIANO

A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody (from revue Ziegfeld Follies 1919)—arr. Mike Lewis STRING QUARTET, PIANO

5. INTERLUDE: DOUBLE SONGS Play a Simple Melody (from musical Watch Your Step, 1914)—arr. Mike Lewis CHORUS, STRING QUARTET

You’re Just in Love (from musical [1950] and film [1953] Call Me Madam) arr. anonymous: Estate of Irving Berlin CHORUS, STRING QUARTET

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6. THE 1920S What’ll I Do (from Music Box Revue 1924)—arr. Ed Waesche and Renee Craig MEN OF THE CHORUS

Puttin’ on the Ritz (independent song, 1927)—arr. Edward Kalendar STRING QUARTET

Russian Lullaby (independent song, 1927)—arr. David Rubinoff VIOLIN, PIANO

Blue Skies (interpolated into the musical Betsy, 1926)—arr. Mark Hayes CHORUS, STRING QUARTET, PIANO

7. INTERLUDE: SENTIMENTAL SONGS Always (independent song, 1925)—arr. Deke Sharon CHORUS

Remember (independent song, 1925)—arr. Dick Hyman PIANO

8. THE DEPRESSION YEARS Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee (from musical Face the Music, 1932) arr. anonymous: Estate of Irving Berlin STRING QUARTET

Say It Isn’t So (independent song, 1932)—arr. anonymous: Estate of Irving Berlin WOMEN OF THE CHORUS

How Deep Is the Ocean (independent song, 1932)—arr. Bill Evans and Ben Weber CHORUS, STRING QUARTET, PIANO

INTERMISSION 9. INTERLUDE: SECULAR HOLIDAY SONGS EASTER: Easter Parade (from revue As Thousands Cheer, 1933)—arr. Clay Warnick CHORUS, PIANO

CHRISTMAS: Happy Holiday and White Christmas (from film Holiday Inn, 1942)—arr. Ted Ricketts STRING QUARTET, PIANO

10. FILMS OF THE MID-’30S (PART 1) Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (from film Top Hat, 1935)—arr. Dick Hyman PIANO

Cheek to Cheek (from film Top Hat, 1935)—arr. Edward Kalendar STRING QUARTET

Let’s Fact the Music and Dance (from film Follow the Fleet, 1936)—arr. Mark Brymer CHORUS, PIANO

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11. INTERLUDE: PATRIOTIC SONGS God Bless America (independent song, 1918; introduced 1938)—arr. Mark Brymer CHORUS

This Is a Great Country (from musical Mr. President, 1962)—arr. Harry Simeone CHORUS, STRING QUARTET

12. FILMS OF THE MID-’30S (PART 2) I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (from film On the Avenue, 1937)—arr. Greg Jasperse CHORUS, STRING QUARTET

The Night Is Filled with Music (from film Carefree, 1938)—arr. Dick Hyman PIANO

Now It Can Be Told (from film Alexander’s Ragtime Band, 1938) arr. anonymous: Estate of Irving Berlin CHORUS

13. HIS MASTERPIECE Selections from Annie Get Your Gun (from musical [1946] and film [1950])—arr. Lou Hayward CHORUS, PIANO

They Say It’s Wonderful The Girl That I Marry Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly I Got the Sun in the Morning

I Got Lost in His Arms [not included in the film] Anything You Can Do There’s No Business Like Show Business

14. INTERLUDE: LATER HUMOROUS SONGS What Can You Do with a General? (for unproduced musical Stars on My Shoulders, 1948) arr. anonymous: Estate of Irving Berlin MEN OF THE CHORUS, PIANO

The Secret Service (from musical Mr. President, 1962) arr. anonymous: Estate of Irving Berlin WOMEN OF THE CHORUS, STRING QUARTET

15. THE FINAL YEARS Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk (from musical Miss Liberty, 1949)—arr. Harry Simeone PIANO, STRING QUARTET

It’s a Lovely Day Today (from musical [1950] and film [1953] Call Me Madam) arr. anonymous: Estate of Irving Berlin STRING QUARTET

16. CLOSING Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep (from film White Christmas, 1954), —arr. Phillip Keveren CHORUS, STRING QUARTET, PIANO

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CONDUCTOR William Bullock, conductor, brings fifty years of conducting and administrative experience to his work with Cantus Columbus. In 2000 he retired as professor emeritus from Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, where he had served as coordinator of music studies and director of choral activities. Previously he held similar positions at the University of Southern Mississippi and Tarrant County College (Fort Worth). His BME, MM and Ph.D. degrees are from Florida State University. He recently retired as Executive Director of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Bill has conducted and adjudicated choruses in seven south and southwestern states, conducted concert tours of Mexico and Eastern and Western Europe, and led study tours of Scandinavia and Australia. He has participated in international choral conferences in Vienna, Sydney, and Vancouver, founded the Six Flags over Texas Choral Festival, and served as Mississippi state president of the American Choral Directors Association, executive director of Southeastern Music Center, and choirmaster for Methodist and Episcopal churches. A choral literature authority, Bill has published journal articles, musical editions and arrangements, a book on the cantatas of J. S. Bach, and a well-received edition of the Brahms Requiem that includes his own modern, prosodic translation. A recipient of several awards, he is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and various professional organizations (including the American Choral Directors Association) and is listed in biographical publications, including The New International Who’s Who in Music.

PIANIST Janie Lee Bullock, pianist, received the BME degree from Florida State University and the MM degree in piano performance with emphasis in accompanying from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she collaborated in many vocal and instrumental chamber music programs and musical theater performances. She has done extensive choral accompanying and has been pianist/organist for several choral concert tours throughout Eastern and Western Europe with the Columbus Civic Chorale and with the Young Presbyterian Singers. In 2007 Janie Lee accompanied the national winner of the MTNA Young Artists vocal competition in Toronto, Canada, and in 2008 accompanied the national finalist at the MTNA conference in Denver, Colorado. She has served as a church musician in Methodist and Episcopal churches for more than thirty years and has been the organist at First Baptist Church of Columbus since 2003. She is also active in musical theater, having been music director and pianist for Broadway shows in Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia. Currently she is a collaborative pianist at CSU’s Schwob School of Music, where she plays recitals, juries, competitions, master classes and auditions. She also is principal pianist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and has been pianist for Cantus Columbus since the group’s founding. 25


CANTUS COLUMBUS

Cantus Columbus, a professional chorus, was founded in 2000 by Dr. William J. Bullock. It presented its inaugural concert in the spring of that year at the Springer Opera House and that December inaugurated its annual series of Christmas concerts at Columbus’ Saint Luke United Methodist Church. The concerts of its subsequent seasons have been performed at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, one each in Studio Theatre and Bill Heard Theatre, the rest in Legacy Hall. The group has occasionally performed run-out concerts in LaGrange and Savannah. Made up of singers from Columbus and the surrounding areas, the chorus is proud of its performance standards and the quality and variety of its literature. Its annual Christmas concert, A Cantus Christmas, which draws sell-out crowds, recounts the Christmas story with music of master composers and familiar audience carols. Frequently the chorus also presents a spring concert. Except for one program of Psalm settings performed at First Baptist Church of Columbus, these concerts have presented lighter works in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Recent spring programs have been joint presentations with the Vega Quartet and have featured arrangements of the music of Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George & Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Irving Berlin and a diversity of “serenades” by a variety of composers. Now a resident performing ensemble at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, the chorus is supported by grants, contributions, concert sponsors, and ticket sales. The group rehearses in Columbus at the Schwob School of Music and at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and First Baptist Church. It is managed by Debbie Anderson, who may be contacted at 706-660-6932 or DEBA264@ aol.com or P.O. Box 8832, Columbus, GA 31908. Gary Holloway is treasurer. SOPRANOS

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STRING QUARTET The Vega String Quartet, Quartet-inResidence at Emory University, is cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagement. The New York Times raved that “[the Quartet’s] playing had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along…the musicians took real risks in their music making” and the L.A. Times praised their “triumphant L.A. debut.” The ensemble concertizes both nationally and internationally, most recently in Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Sacramento, Berlin, San Miguel, and the Brahmssaal in Vienna’s Musikverein. Highlights of the group’s 201819 season include the Quartet’s debut at Amsterdam’s famed Concertgebouw, a multi-concert tour of Denmark at venues such as the Royal Danish Conservatory, and appearances with cellist Zuill Bailey at El Paso Pro Musica. The Quartet has become a Columbus, Georgia, favorite through more than a decade of collaborations with Cantus Columbus. That collaboration includes two solo appearances on the Cantus Christmas series, a concert of “serenades” by a diversity of composers, and five previous concerts featuring arrangements of songs by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George & Ira Gershwin, and Jerome Kern. The Vega Quartet has won numerous international awards, including at the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition and top prizes from the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Carmel Chamber Music Competition, and the National Society of Arts and Letters String Quartet Competition. It tours throughout Asia, Europe and North America and has appeared at Weill Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, and Duke Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The members of the Vega Quartet collaborate with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Andres Cardenes, Eliot Fisk, Christopher O’Riley, William Preucil, Richard Stoltzman, Robert Spano, Charles Wadsworth and the Eroica Trio. They also commission, premier and record works by leading composers. The Quartet is a frequent guest at numerous music festivals, including Amelia Island, Aspen, Brevard, Highlands-Cashiers, Juneau Jazz & Classics, Kingston, Mostly Mozart, Rockport, San Miguel de Allende, and SummerFest La Jolla. At Emory a unique aspect of the Quartet’s residency is bringing performance into the classroom, collaborating with academic professors to create interdisciplinary parallels and conversations. The group also has enriched the cultural life of its community, having founded the Emory Youth Chamber Music Program, which gives intensive training in small ensemble playing to advanced pre-college students. The Quartet was appointed to the roster of the Woodruff Arts Center’s Young Audience program, engaging thousands of students throughout the greater Atlanta school system. It also has held residencies in Augusta, Jacksonville and Juneau that combine traditional concerts with educational outreach, performances in non-traditional venues, and masterclasses for area students. Members of the Quartet are violinists Elizabeth Fayette and Jessica Shuang Wu, violist Yinzi Kong, and cellist Guang Wang. 27


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DATELINE • VENUE

JUNE 4-5 | 7:30 PM

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TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC presents

Book by

Music & Lyrics by

HARVEY FIERSTEIN

CYNDI LAUPER

Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots Written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth starring

CONNOR ALLSTON KENNETH MOSLEY KARIS GALLANT   JAMES FAIRCHILD ASHLEY NORTH  JAMES MAY JORDAN ARCHIBALD DEREK BRAZEAU GEOFF DAVIN LYNDA DEFURIA STEPHEN FOSTER HARRIS RYAN MICHAEL JAMES CHRIS KANE KIRBY LUNN ANDREW MALONE JULIAN MALONE REBECCA MASON-WYGAL MITCHELL MATYAS SHAUN NERNEY ANDREW NORLEN JACOB PAULSON ANDREW POSTON KELSEE SWEIGARD JENNY LIZ TAYLOR KIM TRUNCALE ERNEST TERRELLE WILLIAMS

Scenic Design

Costume Design

Lighting Design

Sound Design

DAVID ROCKWELL

GREGG BARNES

KENNETH POSNER

JOHN SHIVERS

Associate Scenic Designer

Associate Costume Designer

Associate Lighting Designer

Associate Sound Designer

KEVIN DEPINET

JIM HALL

MITCHELL FENTON

KEVIN KENNEDY

Hair Design

Make-up Design

Associate Choreographer

Associate Director

RUSTY MOWERY

DB BONDS

JOSH MARQUETTE BRIAN STRUMWASSER

Associate Hair Designer

Music Supervisor

Music Coordinator

Casting

Production Manager

SABANA MAJEED

ROBERTO SINHA

TALITHA FEHR

WOJCIK|SEAY CASTING

HEATHER CHOCKLEY

Exclusive Tour Direction

Tour Marketing & Press

General Manager

THE ROAD COMPANY

ALLIED TOURING

BRIAN SCHRADER

Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by

STEPHEN OREMUS Directed and Choreographed by

JERRY MITCHELL Direction Recreated by

DB BONDS

Choreography Recreated by

RUSTY MOWERY

Original Broadway Production by

DARYL ROTH HAL LUFTIG JAMES L. NEDERLANDER TERRY ALLEN KRAMER INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK CJ E&M JAYNE BARON SHERMAN JUST FOR LAUGHS THEATRICALS/JUDITH ANN ABRAMS YASUHIRO KAWANA JANE BERGÈRE ALLAN S. GORDON & ADAM S. GORDON KEN DAVENPORT HUNTER ARNOLD LUCY & PHIL SUAREZ BRYAN BANTRY RON FIERSTEIN & DORSEY REGAL JIM KIERSTEAD/GREGORY RAE BB GROUP/CHRISTINA PAPAGJIKA MICHAEL DeSANTIS/PATRICK BAUGH BRIAN SMITH/TOM & CONNIE WALSH WARREN TREPP and JUJAMCYN THEATERS “KINKY BOOTS” is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY. www.mtishows.com

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CAST

in order of appearance Mr Price. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Davin Charlie Price. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connor Allston Nicola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley North George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James May Don. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Fairchild Lauren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karis Gallant Pat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelsee Sweigard Harry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shaun Nerney Lola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenneth Mosley Angels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Archibald, Derek Brazeau, Ryan Michael James, Andrew Norlen, Jacob Paulson, Ernest Terrelle Williams Trish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Mason-Wygal Richard Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Poston Simon Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Malone Milan Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirby Lunn Ensemble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Davin, Stephen Foster Harris, Kirby Lunn, Andrew Malone, Rebecca Mason-Wygal, Mitchell Matyas, Shaun Nerney, Andrew Poston, Kelsee Sweigard, Jenny Liz Taylor, Kim Truncale

STANDBYS AND UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.

For Lola: Jordan Archibald, Andrew Malone, Julian Malone; For Charlie: Shaun Nerney, Andrew Poston; For Lauren: Kirby Lunn, Jenny Liz Taylor; For Nicola: Kirby Lunn; Jenny Liz Taylor; For Don: Stephen Foster Harris, Mitchell Matyas; For George: Stephen Foster Harris, Mitchell Matyas; For Mr. Price: Stephen Foster Harris, Mitchell Matyas; For Trish: Kim Truncale, Lynda DeFuria; For Pat: Kim Truncale, Lynda DeFuria; For Harry: Andrew Norlen, Andrew Poston; For Richard Bailey: Andrew Norlen, Chris Kane

DANCE CAPTAIN Chris Kane

ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN Derek Brazeau

SWINGS Chris Kane, Lynda DeFuria, Julian Malone

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. 37


MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Price & Son Theme”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Company “The Most Beautiful Thing in the World”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Company “Take What You Got”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harry, Charlie, Ensemble “Land of Lola”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lola, Angels “Land of Lola” (Repise). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lola, Angels “Step One”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie “Sex Is in the Heel”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lola, Pat, George, Angels, Ensemble “The History of Wrong Guys”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren “Not My Father’s Son”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lola, Charlie “Everybody Say Yeah”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie, Lola, Angels, Ensemble ACT II “Entr’acte/Price & Son Theme” (Reprise). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Company “What a Woman Wants”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lola, Pat, Don, Ensemble “In This Corner”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lola, Don, Pat, Trish, Angels, Ensemble “Soul of a Man”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie “Hold Me in Your Heart”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lola “Raise You Up/Just Be”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Company THERE WILL BE ONE 20-MINUTE INTERMISSION

ORCHESTRA Music Director / Keys: Kevin Casey Associate Music Director / Keys 2: Shane Ffrench Guitars: Claudio Raino, Nick Greathouse Bass: Kellie Nitz Drums: Paul Merendino Jr. Reeds: Erika Friedman Violin / Viola: Sage West Trumpet: Andrew Smith Synthesizer Programmer: Randy Cohen Electronic Drum Programmer: Sammy Merendino Electronic Guitar Programmer: John Putnam Additional Programming: Jeff Roberts Music Contractor: Talitha Fehr, TL Music International

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Karis Gallant

Connor Allston

Kenneth Mosley

James Fairchild

Ashley North

James May

Jordan Archibald

Derek Brazeau

Geoff Davin

Lynda DeFuria

Stephen Foster Harris

Ryan Michael James

Chris Kane

Kirby Lunn

Andrew Malone

Julian Malone

Rebecca Mason-Wygal

Mitchell Matyas

Shaun Nerney

Andrew Norlen

Jacob Paulson

Andrew Poston

Kelsee Sweigard

Jenny Liz Taylor

Kim Truncale

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WHO’S WHO CONNOR ALLSTON (Charlie Price) couldn’t be more thrilled to be making both his national tour and Kinky Boots debut! Regional credits: Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde) and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock). Most recently, he portrayed Prince Hans in Frozen: A Musical Spectacular on Disney Cruise Line. Endlessly thankful for his alma mater Otterbein, Marissa, and his family. “Much love!” KENNETH MOSLEY (Lola) National Tour: Motown The Musical (Berry Gordy). Regional Theatre: Hairspray (“Seaweed”), Sister Act (“TJ”), The Little Mermaid (“Sebastian” U/S), Memphis (“Gator”), and Parade (“Riley”). Television: “Grace & Frankie,” “Ten Days in the Valley,” “Black-ish,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Pitch,” “Game Shakers,” “AfterParty” co-host (JUCETV). Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism: SMU. J3:16. KARIS GALLANT (Lauren) National Tour debut! Favorite credits: Sandy in Grease (Dutch Apple), Olive in Bullets Over Broadway (Resident Theatre Company), Lead Vocalist (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Milo at the Movies (Goodspeed Musicals), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Monomoy Theatre). BFA Music Theatre, The Hartt School. Love and gratitude to her family, friends, Avalon Artists Group, the Kinky Boots cast and creatives, and Wojcik|Seay! KarisGallant.com. Instagram: @KarisGallant. JAMES FAIRCHILD (Don) is so happy to be joining Kinky Boots! National Tour: Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story Regional: Shrek, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pillowman, The Full Monty. Thanks to Kevin and all at Wojcik|Seay and TROIKA. ASHLEY NORTH (Nicola) National Tour Debut! After performing internationally with Hong Kong Disneyland and Royal Caribbean, Ashley is thrilled to explore the USA! Favorite credits: Joseph...Dreamcoat (Narrator); [title of show] (Heidi); and HAIR (Sheila U/S). UC Irvine, Musical Theatre BFA. Mountains of love and gratitude to her mentors, family and friends. For Dominik and Katlin. AshleyMarieNorth.com. @ AshleyMarieNorth. JAMES MAY (George) recently toured in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Previously performed in Southern California in HAIR, RENT, 1776, and the World Premiere of Roger Bean’s Summer of Love. Played the lead in the musical short film “Boycrazy” (YouTube). Sells upcycled home goods at his Etsy Shop, UpcycleAngelo. He’s nothing without his friends and family! Instagram: @JamesMayName @UpcycleAngelo. 40

JORDAN ARCHIBALD (Angel/Ensemble) He owes everything to his parents John and Donna, Andrew Drost, Michael Minarik, and the Institute for American Musical Theatre. Instagram: @JArchibaldNYC. DEREK BRAZEAU (Assistant Dance Captain/ Angel/Ensemble) is ECSTATIC to tour again with Kinky Boots. Education: BSA from Dixie State University. Regional: Tuacahn 2013 season. Int’l: Odyssey Dance Theater 2015-2017. Sending gratitude to my friends, family, and my lefty. I am the luckiest. #LetLoveShine. Instagram: @ derekbzoe. GEOFF DAVIN (Mr. Price/Ensemble) Recent credits include Tuck Everlasting (The Man in the Yellow Suit), Chicago (Billy Flynn), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon and Theseus), and The Rocky Horror Show (FrankN-Furter). All the love to my family and to my Lilly dog. LYNDA DEFURIA (Swing) Favorite credits: Fancy Nancy (Off-Broadway), 25th Annual… Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky), RENT (“Seasons of Love” soloist). Albums: “Ticking Clocks,” “Alive.” Co-Artistic Director of The Shrill Collective. Berklee College of Music. All the love to the DeFuria 5 and her baby angel nieces and nephews. LyndaDeFuria. com. @LYNDAmonsterr. STEPHEN FOSTER HARRIS (Ensemble) is so happy to be joining Kinky Boots! Received his BFA from AMDA. Favorite credits include Jekyll & Hyde (World Tour); Beauty and the Beast (Beast); Oklahoma! (Jud Fry); Paw Patrol Live! (National Tour). Big thanks to my friends, family, Max and my love Amanda. Romans 8:28. Instagram: @stephenvol4life. RYAN MICHAEL JAMES (Angel/Ensemble) was born and raised in central Florida and attended University of South Florida in Tampa. He began his career touring internationally as Bert in Sesame Street Live, and was most recently featured as a lead production singer aboard Carnival Cruise Line. He now resides in NYC. Instagram: @rymijames. CHRIS KANE (Dance Captain/Swing) is thrilled to return to Kinky Boots as Assistant to the Choreographer! NYC: Castle Walk (NYMF) Ship: CHICAGO (RCCL) Regional: Victor/Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse), Grease (TBTS), Hairspray *D.C., Seven Brides *D.C., CATS (Prather). Thanks to his agent Dave, Wojcik|Seay Casting, Rusty, DB, Roberto and Jerry. Love to friends and family! Instagram: @dancingkane.


WHO’S WHO KIRBY LUNN (Milan Stage Manager/Ensemble) is beyond excited to get her hands on these Kinky Boots. Recently Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray at the Argyle Theatre. Australian credits: OAC of Hairspray; Rolling Thunder Vietnam (Sarah); EuroBeat. London credits: RENT (Maureen). Graduate of AMDA. For Mum and Dad. Instagram: @KirbyLunn. ANDREW MALONE (Simon Sr./Ensemble) Credits: The Great Society (Asolo Rep); How to Succeed... (Marriott Theatre); Dreamgirls (Porchlight); Direct From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys (Raven Theatre; won Broadway World’s Best Actor); Hairspray; Little Shop; A.C.L.; Spelling Bee. Proud graduate of AMDA-NY. Thank you Joy, Dede, and Wendy! BigMouthTalent.com. ajnspired.com. Instagram: @angryactor. JULIAN MALONE (Swing) received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is extremely grateful to be in this dream of a show and sends his love to his family, friends, and the Dream Team at Belmont! REBECCA MASON-WYGAL (Trish/Ensemble) Off-Broadway: The Office! A Musical Parody (Meredith/Phyllis/Kevin); National/International Tours: Sister Act (Mother Superior); MAMMA MIA! (Donna Sheridan). Regional: MAMMA MIA! (The Palace); Women In Jeopardy! (Cortland Repertory); Winter Wonderettes (Sierra Repertory); Translations (Coeurage Theater Company). Love to my family! RebeccaMasonWygal.com. @RMasonWygal. MITCHELL MATYAS (Ensemble) is amped to be joining the cast of Kinky Boots! He is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College and is originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin. Favorite credits include South Pacific (Stewpot); Little Women (Laurie); and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull). So much love to all my friends and family. SHAUN NERNEY (Harry/Ensemble) is head over heels to be touring with Kinky Boots! Recent credits: Birth of the Beat, Lead Vocalist on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas. James Madison University. Thanks to his agent Kerri, brother Brian, and his parents for always reminding him to believe in the impossible. ShaunNerney.com. @Chronicles_of_nernia. ANDREW NORLEN (Angel/Ensemble) is thrilled to join Kinky Boots, spreading this incredible message of love and acceptance! Regional Credits: North Shore MT, Oqunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, TBTS, Westchester Broadway. BFA

from the Boston Conservatory ‘16. 1-4-3 to my family and friends! You change the world when you change your mind! @ANorlen. JACOB PAULSON (Angel/Ensemble) is stoked to be making his national tour debut with Kinky Boots. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, The Wick Theatre. Other: Tokyo Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Holland America Line. Graduate of Point Park University. Thanks to family, friends, and Ron Tassone. @ja_pauls. ANDREW POSTON (Richard Bailey/Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Kinky Boots. Favorite Credits: Newsies, Altar Boyz, Les Miserables, Forever Plaid, and Hello, Dolly! Recent graduate of Anderson University. Endless thanks to God, my family, friends, and KMR for their continued love and support. AndrewPoston.com. Instagram:@AndrewPoston96. Psalm 108:1. KELSEE SWEIGARD (Pat/Ensemble) National Tour debut! Favorite credits: How to Succeed..., Gypsy (Flat Rock Playhouse); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Rhetta); Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Illyria (Olivia); The Secret Garden (Martha); American Idiot. NY Workshops: Agent 355 (Anna Strong); Ragtime (Ellis Island). BFA Musical Theatre Shenandoah Conservatory. For Mom! KelseeSweigard.com. Instagram: @ KelseeSweigard. JENNY LIZ TAYLOR (Ensemble) is beyond thrilled to be doing her first tour with a heartfelt musical, and is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to explore Asia and the US. Syracuse University, BFA in Musical Theater. Special thanks and lots of love to Julia Berman of Act One Entertainment and the Orange Mafia! KIM TRUNCALE (Ensemble) is excited to join Kinky Boots! Credits include: Sister Act (Mary Patrick); Beehive! (Janis); Forbidden Broadway (Carol); Cabaret (Kost); Disney Cruise Line; Sight and Sound Theatres. Big Thanks to Mom, Dad and her large Family! To God be the Glory! ERNEST TERRELLE WILLIAMS (Angel/ Ensemble) Back at it again! Recent Credits: Cherchez La Femme; Hairspray; Alice in Wonderland; Post Concert Dance Company. BFA: LIU Post (Dance/ Musical Theatre). Thank you to the cast and creative team as well as MOM for the endless love and support. “Ready to get Kinky?” Instagram: @ erniecanvas. HARVEY FIERSTEIN (Playwright) is the author of the recent Broadway hits Newsies (Tony nom.) and Casa Valentina (Tony nom.), as well as Torch Song Trilogy (Tony, Drama Desk

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WHO’S WHO and Obie awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk awards), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground and more. His political editorials have been published in the New York Times, TV Guide and the Huffington Post and broadcast on PBS’s “In the Life.” His children’s book, The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), is now in its fifth printing. As an actor, Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day and Bullets Over Broadway; on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award); and on TV shows such as “Smash,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Good Wife,” “Cheers” (Emmy nomination), “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “Nurse Jackie.” CYNDI LAUPER (Composer and Lyricist) is a Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning (for her Kinky Boots score) artist, who after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, She’s So Unusual, Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, Lauper has released 10 additional studio albums, with her most recent, the Grammynominated Memphis Blues, ruling the Billboard Blues Chart for 14 consecutive weeks to become the best-selling blues album of 2010. Overall, during her storied music career, Lauper has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards and 18 MTV Awards. She recently captured her journey through music and life in her New York Times best-selling autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. As an actress, Lauper made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera alongside Alan Cumming in 2006. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including “Mad About You” (Emmy Award) and “Bones” and films including The Opportunist with Christopher Walken, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running and Vibes. Lauper also continues her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colors Fund. JERRY MITCHELL (Director/Choreographer) received the Tony Award in recognition of his choreography for the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which his direction was also recognized with a Tony nomination. In the 33 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West 42

End and touring productions. His Broadway debut as a choreographer was for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, followed by The Full Monty (Tony nomination), The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray (Tony nomination), Gypsy, Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, Legally Blonde (Tony nomination) which he also directed, Catch Me If You Can, and on the West End, Love Never Dies and the current hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which he also directed. Most recently, Jerry received the Drama League’s Founders’ Award for Excellence in Directing and the George Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers. Twenty-three years ago, Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually for the charity, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He continues to serve as executive producer of Broadway Bares, with a book, website and satellite productions in Fire Island Pines, Las Vegas (Peepshow, which had a five year consecutive run) and London (West End Bares). STEPHEN OREMUS (Music Arranger/ Orchestrator) Broadway: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and 2013 Grammy Award); The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony and Drama Desk awards for co-orchestrating and 2012 Grammy Award). Worldwide music supervisor/arranger of Wicked; music supervisor/vocal arranger/orchestrator of Broadway productions/tours of The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5; co-producer (with Dolly Parton) of 9 to 5 Broadway cast recording (Grammy nomination); conductor and contributing arranger for the Oscar-winning Disney film Frozen. DAVID ROCKWELL (Scenic Design) Broadway: Tootsie, Kiss Me, Kate; She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk and OCC awards); On the Twentieth Century (Tony nom.); You Can’t Take It With You (Tony nom.); Kinky Boots (Tony nom.); Lucky Guy (Tony nom.); and Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC noms.). OffBroadway: the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park and Soundtrack of America at The Shed. Founder and President of Rockwell Group, an architecture and design firm. Honors: AIANY President’s Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Presidential Design Award. GREGG BARNES (Costume Design) Broadway: Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nomination), Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nomination), Aladdin, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination, 2016 Olivier Award), Follies (2012 Tony Award, Drama Desk), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (Tony nomination),


WHO’S WHO Side Show, Bye Bye Birdie. New York: The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Merry Widow (NYC Opera), Pageant (NY and London, Olivier nomination). Regional: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award. KENNETH POSNER (Lighting Design) More than 50 Broadway play and musical theater credits. Designs extensively Off-Broadway, for resident theaters and touring productions throughout the United States as well as internationally. Selected Broadway credits: Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, If/Then, Pippin, Cinderella, Other Desert Cities, The Merchant of Venice, The Coast of Utopia/Shipwrecked, Side Man, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, …Charlie Brown, The Little Foxes and Wicked. Recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Design) Broadway: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award recipient), Bonnie & Clyde, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. Regional: The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Other credits include The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Producers, Hairspray, Aida, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business… (’95), The Who’s Tommy and Guys and Dolls. “Love to my beautiful gem.” JOSH MARQUETTE (Hair Design) NY/London: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls, Present Laughter, Dreamgirls, Paramour, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Trip of Love, First Date, Elf The Musical, Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back in Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Show Boat @ Carnegie Hall, Mamma Mia!, Encores!: Most Happy Fella, & Follies. West Coast: Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Television: “The Slap”, “30 Rock”, “SNL”. Instagram: @josh_marquette RUSTY MOWERY (Associate Choreographer) Rusty is the Associate Choreographer of Kinky Boots Broadway, London, Australia, Toronto, Germany, Japan and Seoul. He is currently the Associate Choreographer of Pretty Woman the Musical on Broadway. He was the Associate Choreographer for Legally Blonde in London and the UK tour. Rusty danced on Broadway in CATS, Ragtime, Seussical, Hairspray and Legally Blonde. D.B. BONDS (Associate Director) DB is the Associate Director of Kinky Boots Broadway, London, Australia, Toronto, Germany, Japan and Korea. He is also the Associate Director of Pretty Woman the Musical on Broadway. As a performer,

DB appeared in Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National touring productions such as Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Last Five Years, Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera. BRIAN STRUMWASSER (Make-up Designer) New York based Makeup Designer/Artist and Hairstylist. B’way and Nat’l Tours: Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, Gentleman’s Guide, The Bridges of Madison County, Ever After. Off-B’way: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. B’way: The Crucible, Beautiful, Mamma Mia!, A Bronx Tale, Waitress, Hand to God, Cabaret, Matilda, Aladdin, Cinderella, The Lion King, The End of the Rainbow. BrianStrumwasser.com KATHY FABIAN (Props Supervisor) has created props for more than 50 Broadway productions. Recent credits include The Realistic Joneses, If/ Then, Rocky, Bridges of Madison County, I’ll Eat You Last, Lucky Guy, Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stick Fly, The Normal Heart and The House of Blue Leaves. ROBERTO SINHA (Music Supervisor) Broadway: Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, It Shoulda Been You, Kinky Boots. National Tours: Elf The Musical, Cinderella, Kinky Boots. Current: Music Director for Hamilton (Philip Tour). Music Director for the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Graduate of Penn State and Florida State. KEVIN CASEY (Music Director) began piano lessons at 10 and was wearing shoes well before then so he’s been unknowingly preparing for Kinky Boots most of his life. Previous tours include MAMMA MIA!, Shrek, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Miss Saigon. Thanks to Jacqui Spurlin for piano instruction and Rainbow Sandals for the footwear. TALITHA FEHR (Music Coordinator) has worked on over 70 national and international tours and productions. Highlights include: Sister Act, MAMMA MIA!, School of Rock, Come Fly Away, and Love Never Dies, as well as the Vancouver Olympic Ceremonies 2010. She dedicates her work on Kinky Boots to the memory of her mentor, Sam Lutfiyya. NEURO TOUR (Physical Therapy) provides performing arts physical therapy and is honored to be part of Kinky Boots. Neuro Tour has provided backstage treatment to more than 80 musical theater productions. Credits include: Broadway: The Lion King, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Off-Broadway: Stomp!, Sleep No More. Tours: Movin’ Out, Billy Elliot, Motown. Concerts: U2, P!nk and Katy Perry. WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING (Casting) Tours: Motown  The  Musical,  RENT, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Dreamgirls, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Oklahoma!, A

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WHO’S WHO Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Church & State,  Othello:  The Remix,  The  Two Character Play, Handle With Care, Triassic Parq, National Pastime. Regional: Season for several theatres around the country. Television: “The Hunt with John Walsh” (Season 4). Films: “Best Man In The Dark,” “Tommy Battles The Silver Sea Dragon,” “My Prologue,” Pilots: “Upstate” and “Stand-In.” Webseries: “The Fuzz.” wscasting.com ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press) is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current: The Book of Mormon; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Hello, Dolly!; Kinky Boots; The Lightning Thief; The Play That Goes Wrong; RENT; Rock of Ages; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming: Ain’t Too Proud, Bandstand, Clue – Live on Stage, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas, Mean Girls, The SpongeBob Musical. MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (www.mtimusicalworlds.com) is one of the world’s leading dramatic licensing agencies, protecting the rights and legacies of composers, lyricists and book writers. MTI’s core business is issuing licenses, scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to schools as well as amateur and professional theatres across the globe. With over 400 classic and contemporary show titles from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and London’s West End, MTI shows have been performed by 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide. mtishows.com. DANIELLE BRESCIA (Production Stage Manager) has spent the last few years working as a Stage Manager for Disney Cruise Line and Disneyland. This is her first tour and couldn’t be more thrilled to join this amazing team. University of the Arts alumna. Thanks to my family for their endless support and for giving me the courage to take chances! ANDREW TERLIZZI (Company Manager) is currently in his seventh season with TROIKA Entertainment, having previously worked on the national tours of Bodyguard the Musical, Cheers Live on Stage, The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act the Musical, Ghost: the Musical and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Prior to joining TROIKA, he was Assistant Company Manager for the first National Tour of West Side Story. He has also company managed for Williamstown Theatre Festival and The 44

Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. He holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) has been an innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets. Current and upcoming productions include On Your Feet!, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, CATS, Escape to Margaritaville and My Fair Lady. With strong ties to the Broadway community, TROIKA prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide. Please visit us at Troika.com. FORESIGHT THEATRICAL (Management Consultant) is comprised of partners Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader, and Mark Shacket who oversee and supervise The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, and The Band’s Visit on Broadway, as well as the worldwide management of Kinky Boots. DARYL ROTH (Original Producer) holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics, August: Osage County (2008 Tony), Clybourne Park (2012 Tony), How I Learned to Drive, Proof (2001 Tony), Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women and Wit. She has produced more than 85 awardwinning productions including Buyer & Cellar; Caroline, or Change; Curtains; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Normal Heart (2011 Tony); A Raisin in the Sun (2014 Tony); The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; War Horse (2011 Tony). “Love to Steven, my wonderful family, Lucy and Leo ever in my heart.” DarylRothProductions.com. HAL LUFTIG (Original Producer) Winner of four Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, Hal Luftig has worked on and off Broadway for the past 25 years. Broadway: Evita, Catch Me If You Can, Come Fly Away, West Side Story, All My Sons, Legally Blonde, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Whoopi, Movin’ Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, High Society, The Diary of Anne Frank, The King and I, Moon Over Buffalo, Angels in America, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden. He is currently developing the new musical The Last Goodbye, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring the music of Jeff Buckley. Hal has an M.F.A. from Columbia University and an ulcer from tension.


STAFF FOR KINKY BOOTS GENERAL MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT GENERAL MANAGER Brian Schrader

Assistant General Manager........A.J. Orth

COMPANY MANAGER Andrew Terlizzi MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT FORESIGHT THEATRICAL Aaron Lustbader Andrew Joy Mark Shacket Allan Williams PRODUCTION MANAGER Heather Chockley TOUR MARKETING & PRESS ALLIED TOURING Marya K. Peters Andrew Damer Jacqueline Smith Anne Waisanen Jennifer Gallagher Anne Dailey Meyer Scott Praefke Meghan Kastenholz Janie Dickerson Hayden Anderson Jessica Cary EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION THE ROAD COMPANY Stephen Lindsay, Brett Sirota www.theroadcompany.com CASTING WOJCIK|SEAY CASTING Casting Directors. . . Scott Wojcik, Gayle Seay, Holly Buzcek (CSA) Casting Associate. . Kevin Metzger-Timson PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER...................DANIELLE BRESCIA Assistant Company Manager......Andrew Hendrick Music Director....................................Kevin Casey Assistant to the Choreographer..............Chris Kane Dance Captain......................................Chris Kane Assistant Dance Captain.................Derek Brazeau Properties Coordinator.......Kathy Fabian/Propstar Assistant Lighting Designer.........Conor Mulligan Moving Lighting Programmer........Chad Lefebvre Production Electrician.....................Kirt Kaminski Production Coordinator..................Ralph Stan Lee Production Carpenter........................Joseph Spratt HEAD CARPENTER..MICHAEL KLIPPERT Assistant Carpenter......................Scott P. Halstead Head Electrician.....................................Tim Mack Assistant Electrician....................Taylor Ellsworth Head Properties..................................Jenny Miller Assistant Props..........................Mitchell Ponikiski Head Sound Engineer..................Brandon Baughn Assistant Sound Engineer.....................Joe Samala Wardrobe Supervisor.......................Michael Lavin Assistant Wardrobe................................Ann Dunn Star Dresser...................................Daniella Pineda Hair and Make-Up Supervisor..........Alana Bonner Production Assistant..................John N. Fortunato Physical Therapy...........................NEUROTOUR Dialect Coach................................Charley Layton Production Photography.............Matthew Murphy Creative Services............Allied Global Marketing Debbie Allamong, Eric Stormoen

For TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT Chief Executive Officer..............Randall A. Buck Chief Operating Officer...............Angela Rowles Executive Vice President, Production.....Kori Prior Executive Vice President, Marketing.......Amy Katz General Managers.......Karen Berry, Brian Schrader Assistant General Managers........Madeline M. McCluskey, A.J. Orth Technical Director...............................Dave Burch Production Managers...............Heather Chockley, Gregg Damanti, Jessica Sentak Production Coordinator...........Nathaniel Vilandre Director of Engagements.............Barrett Newman Financial Controller......................Sean O’Connell Budgeting & Forecasting Manager....George Lamberty Senior Accountant.......................Lourdes Castillo Staff Accountant..........................Marite Espinoza Accounting Clerk............................Electra Walker Office Manager..............................Mary Lauritzen Costume Shop Administrator........Alison M. Smith Warehouse Manager..........................Scott Garrish CREDITS Scenery and Scenic Effects built, painted, electrified and automated by SHOWMOTION, INC., Milford, CT; Additional Scenery by GREAT LAKES SCENIC STUDIOS; Light­ing Equipment from PRG LIGHTING; Rigging Equipment from CHRISTIE LITES; Sound Equipment by MASQUE SOUND; Specialty Props by PROPSTAR, DAEDALUS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION, TOM CARROLL SCENERY, INFINITE SCE­NIC LLC., and TD PRODUCTION; Costumes by ERIC WINTERLING, INC., LYNNE BACCUS, DONNA LANGMAN COSTUMES LLC., TRI­ CORNE INC., GILIBERTO INC., PETE’S PRINT SHOP, POLLY ISHAM KINNEY, BY BARAK LLC.; Millinery by RODNEY GORDON, INC.; Custom Fabric Painting & Printing by JEFF FENDER STUDIOS and GENE MIGNOLA, INC.; Custom Shoes & Boots by T.O. DEY; Onstage guitars courtesy of TAYLOR GUITARS; Soft Goods by I. WEISS THEATRICAL SOLUTIONS; Scenic Painting by SCENIC ART STUDIOS; Trucking by JANCO LTD.

SPECIAL THANKS Kinky Boots rehearsed at Baryshnikov Arts Center Custom red pumps courtesy of Kenneth Cole Cyndi Lauper wishes to thank her collaborators: Sammy James Jr., Steve Gaboury, Rich Morel and Tom Hammer, Stephen Oremus. www.kinkybootsthetour.com Makeup provided by

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-Choreographer 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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Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy

Based on the Miramax Motion Picture written by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee STARRING

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Conor McGiffin Emmanuelle Zeesman Brody Bett Seth Erdley Caleb Reese Paul Paul Schoeller Josiah Smothers Ethan Stokes AND

Emilia Brown Marie Choate Josh Dunn Ashley Edler Joshua William Green Daniel S. Hayward Benjamin Henley Elizabeth Lester Michael Luongo André Malcolm Spenser Micetich Melody Rose Kelsey Seaman Adrien Swenson Josh McWhortor SCENIC DESIGNER

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Diane Paulus Finding Neverland was developed and premiered at The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, Diane Borger, Producer. Based on the film produced by Richard Gladstein, Associate Producers Nellie Bellflower and Tracey Becker/Previous Production Executive Producer Robert Ahrens.

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PETER PAN..................................................................................................................Melody Rose WENDY (Acting Troupe)............................................................................................ Marie Choate CAPTAIN HOOK (Acting Troupe).................................................................... Daniel S. Hayward J.M. BARRIE.................................................................................................................Jeff Sullivan MARY BARRIE........................................................................................................... Ashley Edler LORD CANNAN................................................................................................... Michael Luongo ALBERT................................................................................................................. Josh McWhortor CHARLES FROHMAN.......................................................................................... Conor McGiffin ELLIOT............................................................................................................................. Josh Dunn SYLVIA LLEWELYN DAVIES.....................................................................................Ruby Gibbs MR. HENSHAW............................................................................................ Joshua William Green MR. CROMER...................................................................................................... Spenser Micetich MISS JONES.............................................................................................................Kelsey Seaman MISS BASSETT..................................................................................................... Adrien Swenson MRS. DU MAURIER.................................................................................... Emmanuelle Zeesman CAPTAIN JAMES HOOK...................................................................................... Conor McGiffin PORTHOS..............................................................................................................................Sammy THE LLEWELYN DAVIES CHILDREN GEORGE: Seth Erdley, Caleb Reese Paul, Paul Schoeller, Ethan Stokes; PETER: Seth Erdley, Caleb Reese Paul, Paul Schoeller, Ethan Stokes; JACK: Brody Bett, Seth Erdley, Caleb Reese Paul, Paul Schoeller, Josiah Smothers, Ethan Stokes; MICHAEL: Brody Bett, Josiah Smothers ENSEMBLE Marie Choate, Josh Dunn, Ashley Edler, Joshua William Green, Daniel S. Hayward, Elizabeth Lester, Michael Luongo, André Malcolm, Spenser Micetich, Melody Rose, Kelsey Seaman, Adrien Swenson, Josh McWhortor SWINGS Emilia Brown, Benjamin Henley UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For J.M. Barrie: Daniel S. Hayward, Michael Luongo; for Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook: Joshua William Green, Spenser Micetich; for Sylvia Llewelyn Davies: Ashley Edler, Kelsey Seaman; for Mrs. du Maurier: Kelsey Seaman, Adrien Swenson; for Mary Barrie: Elizabeth Lester, Kelsey Seaman; for Porthos: Lexie. Dance Captain........................................................................................................ Benjamin Henley Assistant Dance Captain..............................................................................................Emilia Brown Animal Handler................................................................................................................ Mel Rocco

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CONOR McGIFFIN

CALEB REESE PAUL

PAUL SCHOELLER

EMMANUELLE ZEESMAN

JOSIAH SMOTHERS

ETHAN STOKES

EMILIA BROWN

MARIE CHOATE

JOSH DUNN

ASHLEY EDLER

JOSHUA WILLIAM GREEN

DANIEL S. HAYWARD

BENJAMIN HENLEY

ELIZABETH LESTER

MICHAEL LUONGO

ANDRÉ MALCOLM

SPENSER MICETICH

MELODY ROSE

KELSEY SEAMAN

ADRIEN SWENSON

JOSH McWHORTER


MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Neverland”............................................................................................................................ Instrumental “Welcome to London”................................................................................................... London Parkgoers “My Imagination”..................................................................................................................... J.M. Barrie “Believe”..................................................... J.M. Barrie, Sylvia, Peter, George, Jack, Michael, Company “The Dinner Party”..............J.M. Barrie, Sylvia, Peter, George, Jack, Michael, Servants, Dinner Guests “We Own the Night”.....................................J.M. Barrie, Sylvia, Peter, George, Jack, Michael, Servants “All That Matters”............................................................................................................................ Sylvia “We Own the Night” (Reprise)..................................................................... Peter, George, Jack, Michael “Sylvia’s Lullaby’’ ........................................................................................................................... Sylvia “Neverland’’.................................................................................................................. J.M. Barrie, Sylvia “Circus of Your Mind” (Part 1).......................................................................................Charles Frohman “Circus of Your Mind” (Part 2)...............................................................................................Mary Barrie “Circus of Your Mind” (Part 3)........................................................................................ Mrs. du Maurier “Circus of Your Mind” (Part 4)...................Charles Frohman, Mrs. du Maurier, Mary Barrie, Company “Stronger” (Part 1).................................................................................................................... J.M. Barrie “Hook”...................................................................................... Captain James Hook, J.M. Barrie, Pirates “Stronger” (Part 2)....................................................................Captain James Hook, J.M. Barrie, Pirates ACT II “The World ls Upside Down”..........................J.M. Barrie, Peter, George, Jack, Michael, Acting Troupe “What You Mean to Me”.............................................................................................. J.M. Barrie, Sylvia “Play”.............................................................................Charles Frohman, Sylvia, J.M. Barrie, Company “We’re All Made of Stars”............................................................................ Peter, George, Jack, Michael “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground” . ............................................................... J.M. Barrie, Peter “Something About This Night’’ (Part 1).................................................. Charles Frohman, Elliot, Actors “Something About This Night’’ (Part 2)....................Charles Frohman, Elliot, J.M. Barrie, Peter, Actors “Neverland” (Reprise).....................J.M. Barrie, Peter, George, Jack, Michael, Sylvia, Mrs. du Maurier, Charles Frohman and Actors “Finale”.......................................Mrs. du Maurier, J.M. Barrie, Peter, George, Jack, Michael, Company ORCHESTRA Conductor/Keyboard: Patrick Hoagland; Associate Conductor/Keyboard: Daniel Gittler; Drums: Andrew Gillum; Violin: Daniel Marquez; Reeds: Ryan Claus; Bass: Michael Kraig Beeck; Guitar: Zachary Larson; Synthesizer/Acoustic Guitar/Mandolin: Brian Victor Music Coordinator: John Mezzio

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WHO’S  WHO JEFF SULLIVAN (J.M. Barrie). Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada. Most recently seen as Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees and Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls at Highlands Playhouse, NC. Tours/Cruise Ships: CATS, West Side Story, The Producers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Paper Mill, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Surflight Theatre (BWW Award - Best Actor, Tony in The Boy Friend). NYFA 2013 Graduate. Never-ending gratitude to the Neverland Team, NETWorks, SW Casting and my partner in crime, Matthew. For Marcus, my little brother with down syndrome who has always taught me to BELIEVE! @jeff__sullivan “Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough…” -J.M. Barrie RUBY GIBBS (Sylvia Llewelyn Davies) is so excited to be here! Regional credits include: Grease (Jan), How to Succeed, Ragtime, Sister Act, Wagon Wheel; Cats (Grizabella); Little Women (Marmee), Parade, Elon. BFA Elon, MT’17! HCKR. Eternal thanks to my beautiful mama and sisters! You three are everything. Thanks to all who truly believed. Love you! @_ruby_gibbs CONOR McGIFFIN (Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook) is ecstatic to be apart of this touching show! He has been lucky to tour the country before in A Gentlemen’s Guide To Love and Murder (2nd National), Bullets Over Broadway (First National Tour), and Jekyll & Hyde. He has also performed regionally in Hairspray (Argyle Theatre) and Man of La Mancha (Ivoryton Playhouse). He is a proud University of Michigan graduate. To Mom, Dad, Bridget, and Lexie-I love you all! EMMANUELLE ZEESMAN (Mrs. du Maurier). National Tours/ Off-Broadway: The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, Guys and Dolls, Passion, five seasons with Symphony Orchestras across four continents and Blood Brothers (CCC Best Actress Award). Thanks to the creative team and Stewart/ Whitley for this wonderful experience! Love to my Canadian, American and Mexican families! emmanuellezeesman.com BRODY BETT (Jack/Michael) is 8 years old. Previous roles include The Grand Duke (Cinderella), Curly the Lost Boy (Peter Pan), King of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Tiny Tim and Ghost of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol) and Chip (Beauty and the Beast). He has perfect pitch, plays the piano and drums. SETH ERDLEY (George/Peter/Jack) is thrilled to make his national tour debut with Finding Neverland. Favorite credits: School of Rock (Zach Mooneyham), Pippin (Theo), and Oliver (Oliver). 58

Thanks to Lauren, Dean, Lyn, Blythe and Mr. Marrs. Love and thanks to Dad, Mom, Emma, Ethan, my friends and family for your support. Phil. 4:13 CALEB REESE PAUL (George/Peter/Jack) is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut! Never-ending thanks to the cast and creative team, Stewart/Whitley Casting, NETworks, Shirley Grant Management, Bob Marks, Denise Simon, Janine Molinari, Hudson, family and friends, and everyone who believed along the way! www. calebreesepaul.com @calebreesepaul PAUL SCHOELLER (George/Peter/Jack) is honored to work with the cast and crew of Finding Neverland! National Tour: The Sound of Music (Friedrich). Regional: A Christmas Story (Ralphie); Seussical, Jr.(Jojo). Thanks to Lisa Calli and the FNL creative team. I thank God for giving me talent and my parents for supporting me. JOSIAH SMOTHERS (Jack/Michael) is excited to make his National Tour debut with the first Broadway show he ever saw! Josiah is a dancer/ singer/actor at Studio Bleu Dance Center and a member of Chloe and Maud Arnold’s Jr. Tap Company. Josiah would like to thank his family, Mr. Dave, Shirley Grant Management, Miss Kim, and God for this opportunity. Follow him on Instagram or Facebook @itsjosiahsmothers ETHAN STOKES (George/Peter/Jack) is from Wisconsin, and is excited to be making his National Tour debut. Favorite credits: Jungle Book KIDS (Mowgli), Seussical Jr. (Jojo) and Aladdin Jr. NYC workshop (Genie). Special Thanks to Treehouse Theater, iTheatrics, and Stewart/Whitley. Love to Mom, Dad, Allyson, Mackenzi, cats, grandparents, family and friends. Believe! EMILIA BROWN (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain). National Tour: Pippin (Berthe/Swing, Catherine u/s), Cruise line: Royal Caribbean (singer, dancer). Regional: Oklahoma! (Ensemble) Ogunquit Playhouse, Romeo & Juliet (Ensemble) Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cats (Sillabub), The Music Man (Ensemble), Anything Goes (Angel), Les Misérables (Éponine/Fantine u/s) Prather Entertainment, Country Roads (Swing, Dance Captain) RWS & Associates. Voiceover (Swedish): Sonny with a Chance (Tawni), Viva High School Musical (Gabriella) Disney Channel. Love to Fredrik and my family! MARIE CHOATE (Ensemble, Wendy, u/s Peter Pan). Born and raised in Akron, Ohio. Received her BFA from AMDA (NYC/LA). Performance


WHO’S  WHO credits include Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever, and other productions onboard Royal Caribbean. Excited to make her National Tour debut! Many thanks to Stewart/Whitley Casting. All the love to Mom, Dad, Sarah, and family for endless support. JOSH DUNN (Ensemble, Elliot) is ecstatic to be making magic across the country. Off-Broadway: Fidler Afn Dakh directed by Joel Grey. National Tour: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Snoopy); BFA Musical Theatre: University of Arizona. Josh runs an NYC-based theatre and dance company, CrissCross Productions. Follow him @crisscrossnyc and @joshuajdunn. God is love and love is art. All glory to Him! ASHLEY EDLER (Ensemble, Mary Barrie, u/s Sylvia) is thrilled to be on the road again with such an unforgettable production. National Tour/Off broadway credits include: Grace Farrell (Annie), Emma u/s (Jekyll and Hyde), Amanda (It’s Just Sex), Sharon (Girls Night the Musical). Other favorite roles include: Evelyn Nesbit (Ragtime), Connie (1940’s Radio Hour). Thanks for your constant love and support, you know who you are! Follow me @brnashle and brnashle.wixsite.com/ ashleyedler. JOSHUA WILLIAM GREEN (Ensemble, Mr. Henshaw, u/s Frohman/Hook). Youngstown, Ohio native and now Manhattan based actor, singer and dancer. Joshua has most recently been seen in Rocktopia! on Broadway and singing background for Sam Smith on the 2018 Grammy Awards. “I am so very blessed to be on this journey to Neverland.” @JoshuaWilliamGreen JoshuaWilliamGreen.com DANIEL S. HAYWARD (Ensemble, Mr. Turpin, u/s J.M. Barrie). Previous credits: New London Barn Playhouse: …Edwin Drood (Bazzard). Forestburgh Playhouse: Kiss Me Kate (Gen. Howell), Fiddler… (Perchik). Ithaca College: The Last Five Years, Wonderful Town (Robert Baker), Dogfight (Boland). Ithaca College BFA Musical Theatre. Much love to my mom, dad, Steve and Kelsey. danielshayward.com BENJAMIN HENLEY (Swing, Dance Captain) is very excited to dive into the world of Finding Neverland. Originally, from Charlotte, NC he now resides in NYC. Benjamin just recently ended the Dirty Dancing North American Tour (Ensemble/ Johnny Castle U/S). So much love to Mom and Matt. Thanks Gregg Baker Management for being the best! ELIZABETH LESTER (Ensemble, u/s Mary Barrie) started her training at Maine State Ballet.

From there she furthered her dance education at the Portland Ballet in Maine, and apprenticed with them in 2017-2018. Elizabeth has been a part of many musical productions in her community. She is excited to debut in her first National tour and would like to thank all of her friends and family who have supported her along the way. MICHAEL LUONGO (Ensemble, Lord Cannan, u/s J.M. Barrie). National Tour Debut! After playing a pirate in sixth grade, Michael is thrilled to return to Neverland. Regional: Cabaret (Emcee), Little Women (Laurie), Ghost (Carl), Rocky Horror (Brad Majors), Legally Blonde (Emmett). BFA Musical Theatre Montclair State University. Endless thanks to my family, Stewart/Whitley, GBM, and Joey. Michael-Luongo.com; @michaelluongo Believe! ANDRÉ MALCOLM (Ensemble) is a New York based actor born and raised in Brooklyn. He is an alumna from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy where he majored in dance theatre. His favorite theatre credits: In The Heights (Ensemble), Mary Poppins (Ensemble, Valentine), Newsies (Sniper/JoJo) and Pippin National Tour (Ensemble). He’s thankful for the man above, friends and his loving parents. SPENSER MICETICH (Ensemble, Mr. Cromer, u/s Frohman/Hook) is thrilled to be joining the company of Finding Neverland! National Tour: Elf The Musical (Buddy the Elf). Favorite regional: It Happened in Key West (Fulton), Guys and Dolls, Newsies, Footloose and How to Succeed… As always, my biggest thanks to the creative team, S/W, Mommy, Bailey and the rest of my family for their endless support. For Payton and Ellie. @ spenser.micetich MELODY ROSE (Ensemble, Peter Pan) is thrilled to be making her theatre debut in Finding Neverland! Melody is a graduate of The Juilliard School (BFA Dance 2017) and a recent company member with Broadway Dance Lab. Special thanks to her family, friends, CESD, Ashley, Badiene, Jillian, and Daniel for their love and support. @melodyrose KELSEY SEAMAN (Ensemble, Miss Jones, Emily, u/s Sylvia, u/s Mrs. du Maurier, u/s Mary Barrie). Previous credits: New London Barn Playhouse: How To Succeed… (Hedy LaRue). Ithaca College: Little Women (Jo), The Last Five Years, Dogfight, A Chorus Line (Maggie). Ithaca College BFA Musical Theatre. Huge thanks to my wonderful family and Danny for their endless love and support. kelseyseaman.com 59


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ADRIEN SWENSON (Ensemble, Miss Bassett, u/s Mrs. du Maurier) is thrilled to join Finding Neverland! Select regional performances include Freaky Friday (Katherine), Les Misérables (Fantine), 9 to 5: The Musical (Judy), Sideshow (Daisy), Parade (Lucille & Sally), Oliver! (Nancy), Man of LaMancha (Aldonza) and Disney’s Tarzan (Kala). Love to fam and Fergie!

JOSH McWHORTOR (Ensemble, Albert) Credits include: Regional: A Chorus Line (Mike Costa), Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble) at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. A Christmas Story (Ensemble/Dance Captain) at Woodstock Playhouse, Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Del Delmonico) at Pines Dinner Theatre. Other credits include Busch Gardens, Carrowinds (RWS Entertainment). Many thanks to Stewart/Whitley, and Mom and Dad for the trust and support. GARY BARLOW (Composer/Lyricist) is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters and record producers. As part of pop group Take That, he has won eight BRIT Awards and sold over 45 million records. Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams. Gary’s last solo record Since I Saw You Last sold more than 600,000 copies and was the ninth biggest-selling album that year. In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production Finding Neverland, working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical The Girls and also working alongside his Take That bandmates to produce The Band a record-breaking musical featuring the music of Take That. ELIOT KENNEDY (Composer/Lyricist) is a Grammy Award-winning musician/singer/ songwriter from Sheffield, England. Eliot has had number-one hits with artists including Take That, Spice Girls, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Aretha Franklin and more. Winner of Ivor Novello, Juno and Critics Choice Awards. Golden Globe nominee. Honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University. Eliot has worked with Gary Barlow for more than 20 years as co-writer/co-producer. JAMES GRAHAM (Book). James’s plays include the acclaimed Privacy (2016) at the Public Theater in New York, starring Daniel Radcliffe; The Vote (2015) at London’s Donmar Warehouse; and This House (2012) at the National Theatre, nominated for the Olivier Best Play Award and screened worldwide as part of NT Live. His first feature film, 60

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DIANE PAULUS (Original Director) is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Broadway: Waitress, Finding Neverland, and the Tony Award winning revivals of Pippin (Tony Award, Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Hair. Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna. Diane was selected for the 2014 Time 100, Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. For Katharine and Natalie. MIA MICHAELS (Choreographer). TV: “So You Think You Can Dance” (three-time Emmy Award winner, five-time nominee), “SYTYCD Canada.” Film: Rock of Ages. Stage: New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes (director/ choreographer), Finding Neverland (Broadway), Hello, Dolly! (Paper Mill), Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium, Celine Dion’s A New Day, Madonna, Prince. Dance: RAW (founder/artistic director/ choreographer). Inspirational master teacher worldwide. Dedicated to my Mom and Dad in Neverland! SIMON HALE (Orchestrator). Broadway: Finding Neverland, Spring Awakening, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Drama Desk award nomination). Girl from the North Country (Public Theater, Old Vic – Olivier award nomination), Tootsie, Strictly Ballroom (West End), Romantics Anonymous (Shakespeare’s Globe). He has worked as arranger/orchestrator for George Benson, Björk, Sarah Chang, Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Josh Groban, Jamiroquai, Lang Lang, George Michael, Oasis, Sade, Duncan Sheik, Simply Red and Sam Smith (Grammy nomination) for whom he orchestrated the Oscar/Golden Globe winning “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre. Simon won a BAFTA award for the soundtrack to the video game L.A.Noire. @simonhaleuk FRED LASSEN (Music Supervision). Broadway: Bandstand, Prince of Broadway, Once, Porgy and Bess, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, Cabaret, 42nd Street. Off-Broadway/ regional: The Sting (Paper Mill), The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic), Zorro (Alliance), Adrift in Macao (Primary Stages). Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Music Direction, Sycamore Trees (Signature. DC). International: Prince of Broadway (Tokyo/Osaka), Once (Dublin), Cabaret (Folies Bergere, Paris). MIA WALKER (Tour Director). Credits with Ms. Paulus include the American Repertory


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Theater’s Broadway and National Tour productions of Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and the upcoming production of the new musical Jagged Little Pill (Associate Director). In 2017, Mia was Tour Director for the National Tour of Pippin. Other directing credits include: the world premiere of the new musical Into The Wild at The Encore Theatre in Michigan, and various projects at The Flea Theater, New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Ensemble Studio Theatre, among others. Mia is a recipient of the 2018 Drama League Directing Fellowship and a proud member of SDC. Education: B.A. Harvard University. miapwalker.com CAMDEN LOESER (Associate Choreographer) is so thrilled to be working on this magical production! Recent work includes Pippin National Tour (Dance Captain/Pippin/Lewis u/s), A Chorus Line (Mike), The Last Scrapbook: The Jack Cole Project (workshop). NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA Dance), Jacob’s Pillow Musical Theater. Thanks to his family and friends, Mia W, the entire Neverland production team, this outstanding, fearless cast, and Mom and Dad, who have always given him reason and strength to believe.

SCOTT PASK (Scenic Design). Broadway productions include Mean Girls (Tony Award Nomination), The Band’s Visit (Tony Nom), The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Waitress, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland, The Visit, Blackbird, It’s Only a Play, Pippin (Tony nom), I’ll Eat You Last, The Pillowman (Tony Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony Nom.), Hair, Nine, Take Me Out, Casa Valentina, Pal Joey (Tony Nom.), and Urinetown. Peter Grimes (Met Opera), Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. Instagram @scottpaskstudio SUTTIRAT ANNE LARLARB (Costume Design Theatre). Broadway: Straight White Men, Waitress, Of Mice and Men; Off-Broadway: Hold on to Me Darling, Dying For It, Atlantic Theatre; The Killer (Set & Costumes), TFANA; Macbeth, Hartford Stage & LA Opera, w/ Darko Tresjnak; Selma ’65, LaMama; Frankenstein, Royal National Theatre w/ Danny Boyle; London 2012 Opening Ceremony (Emmy). Film: Gemini Man, Steve Jobs, 127 Hours (Production & Costume Design), Slumdog Millionaire; TV: “American Gods” & “Trust” (Production Design). KENNETH POSNER (Lighting Design) has more than 50 Broadway play and musical theatre credits. He designs extensively Off-Broadway, for resident theatres and touring productions throughout the United States, as well as internationally. He is the

recipient of Tony, Drama Desk. Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards. SHANNON SLATON (Sound Design) has designed many national tours including The Sound of Music; Elf the Musical; Bullets Over Broadway; The Illusionists; Turn of the Century; Shrek The Musical; Hairspray; The Producers; Kiss Me, Kate; Noise/Funk; The Full Monty; Contact; A Chorus Line; Tap Dogs; Sweeney Todd; The Wizard of Oz; The Drowsy Chaperone and The Wedding Singer. He was also the Advance Sound on Wicked and the Production Sound for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the U.S. National Tour. Shows he has mixed on Broadway include: Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Anything Goes, Annie, Legally Blonde and Cabaret. JON DRISCOLL (Projection Design). Broadway: Finding Neverland, Chaplin, Ghost, Frost/Nixon, Brief Encounter. Off-Bway: Richard III (BAM). West End: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall), 3 Winters, King Lear. Recipient: Drama Desk, Obie, Olivier Awards. BERNIE ARDIA (Hair/Makeup Design) has enjoyed close to a 40-year career, starting in television. Mr. Ardia has designed over 75 productions including the current NETworks productions of Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music and the seasonal favorite – ELF. Other credits Ragtime, The Kennedy Center. Upcoming tours of Elf The Musical; Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables; Kiss of the Spider Woman with Chita Rivera; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express in Las Vegas; and Cinderella with Eartha Kitt. Mr. Ardia is proud to have worked with many talented performers in his career including Jeanne Cooper, George Wendt, Mary Wilson, Lynda Carter, Makenzie Philips and even Judge Judy! He is also the author of Barbra Streisand in New York City. PAUL KIEVE (Illusions). Broadway: The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout), Finding Neverland, Ghost (DD Award), Matilda, Pippin, Side Show, An Act of God, Macbeth (Armory), Groundhog Day (Old Vic) London and forthcoming Broadway. Movies: Hugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Mickey and the Magician (permanent show at Disneyland Paris). Has consulted for David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, David Blaine. Awarded Creative Fellowship of the Magic Castle, Hollywood. An associate artist of the Old Vic Theatre. www.stageillusion.com 61


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DANIEL WURTZEL (Air Sculptor). Shows at: Musée Rodin, the Grand Palais in Paris, the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, the World Expo, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro, the Phillips Collection, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Copernicus Science Center, Phaeno Science Center and Kunsthall 3.14.. Daniel’s work has been featured on Broadway in Finding Neverland and with Cirque du Soleil in Amaluna, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. Julie Taymor), Spades (dir. Robert Lepage). Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna (dir. Diane Paulus), Radio City Rockettes, NY Spectacular (dir. Mia Michaels), Air Play Show (dir. West Hyler). danielwurtzel.com DAVID CHASE (Original Music Supervision and Dance and Incidental Musical Arranger). Music director, supervisor and/or arranger for 30 Broadway productions. Also: several West End productions, Chichester Festival Theatre, Radio City, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Pops, Kennedy Center Honors. TV: Music Director/Arranger for NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!” (Emmy nominations for both). Grammy nod for Nice Work album. Music training: Harvard Biology degree. ANNMARIE MILAZZO (Vocal Design). Original music and lyrics for Radio City Summer Spectactular. If/Then; Spring Awakening; Next to Normal; Carrie; Bright Lights, Big City; Dangerous Beauty; Prometheus Bound; Some Lovers; A Little More Alive. Lyricist: Cirque du Soleil’s Le Reve and Carmen. La Jolla Playhouse. Grammy-nominated vocalist for Aria Electronica and East Village Opera Company on Decca/Universal Records.

PATRICK HOAGLAND (Music Director) is a composer and musical director based in the Hudson valley. Credits as musical director include Elf The Musical (national tour), Man of La Mancha, Tim and Scrooge, Fun Home, Spamalot, Hello Dolly, Pirates of Penzance, Nunsense, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, Rent, Footloose, and Hairspray. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a dual degree in composition and film scoring. JOHN MEZZIO (Music Coordinator) has conducted several national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Seussical The Musical starring Cathy Rigby, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, the Royal National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and The 62

Wedding Singer. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. John was Music 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, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf The Musical, Memphis, Bullets Over Broadway, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Shrek The Musical. WILLIAM BERLONI (Animal Director). 2011 Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre. Starting with Annie in 1977, twenty-six Broadway shows, hundreds Off-Broadway, regional theatre, tours, television and movies. Animal Director for Because of Winn Dixie The Musical, Alabama Shakespeare Festival January 2017. Author of Broadway Tails. TV: From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. theatricalanimals.com. STEWART/WHITLEY (Casting). Duncan Stewart CSA & Benton Whitley CSA. BROADWAY/ NY: The Great Comet, A Clockwork Orange, As You Like It, On The Town, Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall West Side Story, The Band Wagon, Pageant; WEST END/ UK: Hadestown, Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory, West Side Story; TOURS: Finding Neverland, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, The Bodyguard, Chicago The Musical, Once, Shrek, Elf, Flashdance, Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, We Will Rock You; UPCOMING: Hadestown, Paradise Square, August Rush, Reefer Madness, Other World, The Man in the Ceiling, Back Home Again, Waterfall; REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, Alley Theatre, Bay Street, Goodspeed, Theatre Under the Stars, Asolo Rep, Hollywood Bowl, TheatreWorks, Royal Caribbean. The Casting Society of America. Artios Award Winning. stewartwhitley.com

THE BOOKING GROUP (Tour Booking). Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has represented 25 Tony Award® winning Best Musicals and Plays. Current touring productions include: Hamilton; Anastasia; Come From Away; Dear Evan Hansen; Hello Dolly! starring Betty Buckley; The Book of Mormon; School of Rock; Waitress; On Your Feet!; Rent: The 20th Anniversary Tour; Fiddler on the Roof; The Play That Goes Wrong; The Color Purple and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Future productions


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include: Mean Girls; My Fair Lady; Pretty Woman; The Cher Show; Gettin’ the Band Back Together, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

HEATHER MOSS (Company Manager). Thrilled to join the NETworks family! North American Tours: Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue and Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock, Sesame Street Live – Make A New Friend, Flashdance: the Musical, Jekyll & Hyde, A Chorus Line, Tap Dogs; NYC/International credits include: Premium Entertainment and Events (Doha, Qatar), Cary Hoffman’s My Sinatra, Reefer Madness. Graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). DAVID D’AGOSTINO (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to join the Finding Neverland team! National Tour: Wizard of Oz, Pippin (Revival), Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis: The Musical. Select credits include: Annie, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, Grease, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, and Beauty and the Beast. David has had the privilege to work on several new works from around the country with the Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival. AMY LEGORE (Assistant Stage Manager, Assistant Company Manager) is very excited to be embarking on her first tour with one that brings a little extra magic. A few of her recent regional theatre credits include: The Who’s Tommy, Colorado New Play Festival; and Zoey’s Perfect Wedding. Thank you to all those that collaborate together to make the art come to life. TRINITY WHEELER (Executive Producer). Broadway: Les Misérables (Production Stage Manager). National Tours: Dirty Dancing (Executive Producer), Bullets Over Broadway (Executive Producer), Elf the Musical (Executive Producer), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Executive Producer), The Phantom of the Opera (Supervisory Production Stage Manager), Les Misérables (Production Stage Manager), Mary Poppins (Production Stage Manager), Young Frankenstein starring Roger Bart and Rent starring Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp. Trinity currently works on the national tours of Les Misérables, Finding Neverland and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Instagram: @trinityonbroadway 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, 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. STAFF FOR Finding Neverland 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 Agency The Booking Group Mollie Mann Ruch Rundle, Brian Brooks www.tbgtours.broadway Tour Press & Marketing Anita Dloniak & Associates, Inc. Anita Dloniak Melissa A. Hazek Casting STEWART/WHITLEY Duncan Stewart, CSA; Benton Whitley, CSA; Paul Hardt; Christine McKenna, CSA; Allie Carieri Company Manager Heather Moss Assistant Company Manager Amy LeGore Production Stage Manager...................... David D’Agostino Assistant Stage Manager..................................Amy LeGore Associate Scenic Designer............................ Jerome Martin Costume Coordinator........................Kurt Alger, Jess Gersz Assistant Costume Coordinator........................... DJ Plunkett Associate Lighting Designer..........................Timothy Reed Assistant Lighting Designer...................... Tessa Bookwalter Moving Lights Programmer....................Topher Stumreiter Associate Sound Designer....................... Patrick LaChance Associate Projections Designer.....................Michael Clark Head Carpenter.................................................Zack Feivou Deck Carpenter........................................Al Osuna-Beasley Flyman......................................................... Kyle Techentin Head Electrician.................................................. Adam Bell Production Electrician.Adam Cavanaugh, Christopher Nimm Asst Electrician.................................................Colin Keane Head Sound Engineer.....................................Nate Dickson Assistant Audio................................................. David Allen Video Programmer......................................... Chris Herman Head Properties.......................................... Vanessa Thomas Head Wardrobe........................................... Kristen Omaley Wardrobe Assistant.............................................Nic Nelson Hair and Makeup Supervisor....................... Danae Jimenez Aerial Rigging Consultant............................Jonathan Deull Dialect Coach........................................... Dawn-Elin Fraser Synthesizer Programmer.................................... Jeff Marder Associate Synthesizer Programmer...... James Jayawardena

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Music Copying.........................................................Emily Grishman Music Preparation.................................. Adriana Grace / Alden Terry On Location Education Tutor and Child Wrangler..Kelsey Anderson Physical Therapy... NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy, Inc., Carolyn Lawson Assistant Animal Trainer................................Tyler Garstka Production Assistants.................Jennifer Gallo, Evan Rossi Print Design..............................................................SpotCo Radio Spot Production..............................................SpotCo Television Spot Design/Video Production.......HMS Media, ..................................................................................SpotCo Interactive Marketing............................. Andy Drachenberg Publicity Coordinator...................................... Kelly Luecke Production Photography................................Jeremy Daniel Merchandising..............................................Creative Goods Merchandise Manager...................................... David Hersh Accounting........................... NETworks Presentations LLC Technical Production Accounting..................... Colin Byrne Legal Services................................ David F. Schwartz, Esq. Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP HR & Payroll Services.....................Human Resources inc. Housing................Road Concierge, an ALTOUR Company Travel Agency...............................................Janice Kessler, Carlson Wa g o n l i t Tr av el Trucking.........................................................Clark Transfer 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 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

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Production Managers.............. Evan Rooney, Walker White Associate Production Manager....................Emma Downey Health and Safety Coordinator....................Emma Downey Music Coordinator........................................... John Mezzio IT Manager...........................................................Tim Pizza Warehouse Manager............................................ Brad Korff Warehouse Costume Manager..............Bobby Maglaughlin Office Manager.......................................... Buddy Piccolino Office Assistant.................................................Carol Jewell Credits Scenery provided by Hudson Scenic Studios, Yonkers, NY; PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, L.L.C., New Windsor, NY; Scenic Solutions LLC, Proof Productions and Daedalus Studios; Performer flight provided by Hudson Scenic Studios; Lighting and Rigging by Christie Lights; Specialty Rigging by Pointwright Entertainment Rigging, Flooring by Scenic Art Studios; Audio and Video equipment provided by Sound Associates; Properties by BB Props; Costume Shops: Bethany Joy Costumes; Timberlake Studios, Inc.; John Kristiansen New York, Inc; B.D. Weger Tailoring Rehearsed at Carroll Music Studios. Special Thanks to The Clemens Performing Arts Center, Elmira, NY, and NAC Entertainment, Albert Nocciolino, President Tax & Financial Consulting, Accounting Services CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Brian Enverso, Pat Guerieri Insurance Broker Services Maury Donnelly and Parr, Inc. Robert B. Middleton, Sr. and Meghan Coleman Financial Services and banking arrangements by SunTrust Bank Find us online FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com Like us on Facebook @FindingNeverlandTheMusical Follow us on Instagram@FNLMusical Follow us on Twitter @NeverlandBway #FNLTour All stage work performed by employees represented by IATSE.

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent national labor union.


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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

Vivian Chambers

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Nina Alexander

Philip Chan

Cenneta Gunn

Charlene Alford

Dirk Chandler

Charles Hancock

Shelley Anderson

Laura Chandler

Wendy Harding

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Eva Chappelle

Jennifer Hardy

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Jane Madayag

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2019 RIVERCENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Rebecca W. Rumer, President

Stephanie Hunter

Alex Shalishali, Past President

Attorney Stacey S. Jackson

Gene Perkins, Vice President

John G. Laughbaum

Tom Helton, Treasurer

Lucia W. Reed

William P. Kendall, Secretary

Mrs. Glenda Sexton

Norman S. Easterbrook, Executive Director, CEO

Linda H. Shinkle

Matthew Barkley

John T. Sims

Mike Burns

Natalia Temesgen

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Judy Thomas

Roz Durden

Tom Titus

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Paul Todd

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Wright Waddell

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RIVERCENTER ADMINISTRATION & STAFF EXECUTIVE GROUP Norman S. Easterbrook, Executive Director, CEO Carrie Corbett, Director of Marketing John (J.D.) Davis,Technical Director Betsy Fitzgerald, Director of Development Cherwanda Jones, Operations Director Jannina Marion, Director of Business Affairs, CFO Jim Rutland, Program Director BOX OFFICE Jennifer Graham, Box Office Manager Shonda Dugan, Assistant Box Office Manager Lauren Bentley, Ticketing Associate Amanda Ellenburg, Ticketing Associate Zamar Griffin, Ticketing Associate Zach McDonald, Ticketing Associate Breanna Webber, Ticketing Associate BUSINESS AFFAIRS Jannina Marion, Director of Business Affairs, CFO Mahalia Dawes, Administrative Assistant Shannon Preston, Accounting Coordinator/HR Assistant DEVELOPMENT Betsy Fitzgerald, Director of Development Cheryl Roberts, Development Assistant 78

MARKETING Carrie Corbett, Director of Marketing Amanda Rae, Marketing Manager Gina Tew, Graphic Designer OPERATIONS Cherwanda Jones, Operations Director Ishmun Holcomb, Events Coordinator Heather Watson, Operations Manager Veronica Frazier, Facility Lead Billy Johnson, Security Lead Terry Karnes, Security Officer Shakeeta Wiliams, Catering Coordinator PRODUCTION John (J.D.) Davis, Technical Director Lance Fraker, Sound Technician/Assistant Technical Director Charles Edwards, Production Associate John Land, Stage Manager Austin Phillips, Head Flyman Tyler Parks, Lighting Technician PROGRAMMING & EDUCATION Jim Rutland, Program Director Rick McKnight, Education Program Manager


TICKET INFORMATION The RiverCenter box office has tickets available for these series and events: TSYS Broadway on Broad­ way, Synovus Center Stage, RiverCenter Music, Discovery Matinees, and Spotlight Spe­cials. Tickets also are available for programs presented by the Columbus Symphony Orches­tra, CSU Schwob School of Music, and various third-party presen­ters. The box office accepts cash, and all major credit cards: VISA, Master­Card, American Ex­press and Discover.

CUSTOM COMBOS—Tickets to RiverCenter events may be pur­chased at a savings as Custom Combos. A Custom Combo con­sists of at least one ticket to at least three events per patron. SINGLE TICKETS—Single tickets to individual RiverCenter events may be purchased without a service charge at the box office at the corner of Broadway and Tenth Street. For a service charge, tickets also may be purchased online at tickets.com, or rivercenter.org

TICKETS AT THE DOOR—Tickets to events that are GROUP DISCOUNTS—Most RiverCenter events not sold-out may be purchased at the box office begin- offer discounts on indi­vidual tickets sold to groups ning one hour before the start of the event. of 10 or more. For information call (706) 256-3612. SEASON TICKETS—Season tickets may be pur- SPECIAL DISCOUNTS—Patrons must come to the chased at the box office, by telephone (706) 256-3612 box office to take ad­vantage of most special promoor with order forms in RiverCenter publi­cations and tions and dis­counts with presentation of approprimailings. ate ID. Mil­i­tary, Public Service, Educator and Senior MY SERIES PACKAGE—Tickets to RiverCenter events may be pur­chased at a savings as a My Series Package. A My Series Package con­sists of at least one ticket to at least five events per patron. GIFT CERTIFICATES—Available year-round in any dollar amount at the RiverCenter box office.

discounts are avail­able on single ticket purchases to most events. Student Rush prices are available all day on the day-of-show at most events. Patrons using vouchers or gift certificates should note dead­lines and restrictions that apply. No refunds are given for ticket price variances or special offers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BOX OFFICE & PARKING

BACKSTAGE AREAS RESTRICTED—For safety and security and out of respect for performers’ privacy, patrons are not given access to backstage areas be­ fore or after performances.

BOX OFFICE—The box office at RiverCenter, located at the corner of Broadway and Tenth Street, is open Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It opens one hour before each performance and remains open HOUSE OPENING AND LATE ARRIVALS—Riverthrough inter­mission. The box office is not open on Center’s Grand Lobby opens one hour prior to events and seating begins approximately 30 min­utes before federal holidays unless there is an event that day. curtain. At the discretion of house man­agement and FREE PARKING—Parking is available in the parking in compliance with artists’ con­tractual agreements, garage directly in front of RiverCenter, 900 Broad­way. latecomers will be seated at appropri­ate intervals durParking for those with disabilities is avail­able in front of ing events. Latecomers may be seated near the entry RiverCenter’s main entrance. The garage is managed doors out of cour­tesy to performers and other patrons. by the City of Columbus, not RiverCenter. PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT—Please be courteous HOUSE RULES and turn off devices such as cell phones and pagNO BABIES IN ARMS—Everyone attending a tick- ers. Photography and record­ing is prohibited in the eted event, including all children regardless of age, theatres. must have a ticket. 79


SMOKE-FREE POLICY—RiverCenter is a smokefree facility. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas only. Thank you for your cooperation.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY FIRE NOTICE—Exits are indicated by red “exit” signs. In case of fire or other emergency, please do not run, but walk to the exit nearest to your seat. EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS—The RiverCenter emer­gency phone number is (706) 256-3610. Please pro­vide this number and your seat location to your personal contacts or child care providers.

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

RENT A VENUE BILL HEARD THEATRE, STUDIO THEATRE, AND/ OR LEGACY HALL—Call (706) 256-3607 regarding availability of specific dates on the RiverCenter master calendar. Complete rental fees and policies can be found on rivercenter.org.

PATRONS ROOM—The Patrons Room on the mezzanine level may be reserved for private functions by BAR SERVICE—Bar service is available in the Grand RiverCenter Members and Partners. For information Lobby prior to the start and during inter­missions of call Jim Rutland at (706) 256-3607. most RiverCenter events. Food and drink is not ILLGES PLAZA—Event and green space on 10th St. permit­ted in the theatres. on North Side of Center may be reserved for special COURTESY CUPS—Refillable Courtesy Cups will events. Call )706) 256-3607. now be sold at RiverCenter concessions for $10 each. IMPORTANT NUMBERS These cups will be allowed into Bill Heard Theatre during select RiverCenter performances. Emergency (706) 256-3610

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PRE-PURCHASE DRINKS—Pre-Purchase your Box Office/Event Information  drinks and other concession items before the Season Ticket Purchases show to maximize your intermission experience. Group Sales Outside beverages are not permitted. ELEVATOR—A patron elevator is located between the Rentals

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entrances to Bill Heard Theatre and Studio Theatre.

Volunteer Office

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WHEELCHAIRS—Wheelchairs are available for pa­ trons needing help getting to or from seating. Ushers will provide assistance.

Marketing / Ad Sales

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Development

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AUDIO AIDS—Subject to availability, infrared lis­ tening devices are available for hearing impaired patrons. They may be obtained free of charge by presenting personal identification to ushers.

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

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Subscript on i PACKAGES! These packages are available all season long! Choose the shows you want to see and save!

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Select any five or more shows to create your own subscription or expand your current subscription.

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Select three to four shows to create your own subscription or expand your current subscription!

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Applause 88 featuring Cantus Columbus, Kinky Boots and Finding Neverland.

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Applause 88 featuring Cantus Columbus, Kinky Boots and Finding Neverland.

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