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Welcome to Jersey Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre. As we prepared to celebrate our 50 Anniversary at Center Theatre Group, we felt it was only appropriate to bring back one of the most beloved shows from the past decade, and one of Broadway’s biggest hits. We’re particularly lucky to have Mark Ballas reprising his Broadway role as Frankie Valli at certain performances—only in Los Angeles, and only at the Ahmanson. TH

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If this is your first time at the Ahmanson, you might not realize that Center Theatre Group also produces and presents work at the Mark Taper Forum— directly across The Music Center Plaza from where you’re sitting right now—and at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Downtown Culver City. I hope you’ll consider joining us for upcoming productions of great new work at both of these venues next month. We are bringing Heisenberg to the Taper directly from Broadway, starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker; critics and audiences loved this play in New York, and I think Angelenos will, too. And at the Douglas, we have the World premiere production of King of the Yees by a talented young playwright named Lauren Yee; you don’t know her name yet, but everyone will, and soon. Thank you for joining us for Jersey Boys. Enjoy the show, and don’t be a stranger. Sincerely,

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Center Theatre Group is a nonprofit theatre company that produces and presents at the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum at The Music Center of Los Angeles, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. For ticketing, the latest news from our theatres, and more, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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AROUND CENTER THEATRE GROUP August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finalists Take Broadway Congratulations to Aryana Williams and Alexander Villaseñor on terrific performances at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre in the August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals on May 1, 2017. Their performances marked the end of a long and fulfilling journey into Wilson’s work; both Williams and Villaseñor had participated in the Competition as underclassmen and advanced to both the Regional and National Finals for the first time as high school seniors. They spent a weekend in New York City seeing Groundhog Day and Sweat, touring Jazz at Lincoln Center, meeting some of August Wilson’s collaborators, and taking in the sights before making their Broadway debuts.

THEATRE FORWARD HONORS CENTER THEATRE GROUP Artistic Director Michael Ritchie accepted the Achievement in Theatre Award at the Theatre Forward 2017 Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala on behalf of Center Theatre Group on April 3, 2017 in New York City. A longtime Center Theatre Group supporter, Theatre Forward is a national nonprofit that advances American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres.

(l–r) Michael Ritchie and composer Jason Robert Brown. Photo by Marc J. Franklin.

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(l–r) Mark Ballas, Cory Jeacoma, Matthew Dailey, and Keith Hines perform at Broadway at Grand Park. photo by ryan miller /capture imaging.

A ‘JERSEY BOYS’ SNEAK PEEK IN DTLA

1920s Time Travel in the Douglas Lobby Pre-show engagement around the Coeurage Theatre Company production of Failure: A Love Story at Block Party at the Kirk Douglas Theatre featured a photo booth for patrons to don 1920s Chicago hats and props. See more photos @ CTGLA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

(l–r) Keith Hines, Cory Jeacoma, Mark Ballas, and Matthew Dailey. photo by luke fontana.

Jersey Boys cast members Mark Ballas, Cory Jeacoma, Matthew Dailey, and Keith Hines—who play Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the production currently onstage at the Ahmanson through June 24, 2017—gave Downtown Los Angeles a sneak peek of what was in store in late April. They got into character for a photo shoot around The Music Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. They treated a lunchtime crowd at Grand Park to some of the group’s biggest hits at a special free concert, Broadway at Grand Park (which also featured performances by the Into The Woods cast). And they performed for iHeartRadio and at The BoardRoom, the new speakeasy at Kendall’s Brasserie.

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(l–r) Jon Robin Baitz, Lynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Paula Vogel, and Will Eno. photo by jeremy david. (l–r) Gary Wilmes, Frank Boyd, and Brian Slaten in Lee's Straight White Men at the Douglas. photo by craig schwartz.

Center Theatre Group Joins Forces with Top Playwrights and Theatres Some of the greatest and most innovative playwrights in American theatre have written major new works commissioned by Center Theatre Group, from Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit and Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 to Rajiv Joseph’s Archduke. As we celebrate our 50 Anniversary, we are committing ourselves to doing more to support the creation and production of groundbreaking art. We are partnering with four internationally renowned theatres to bring the new work of a diverse, talented group of artists— including Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel—to our stages over the next decade. These partnerships will also connect us formally with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, London’s Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre, and New York’s Second Stage Theater, which now owns the Helen Hayes Theater on Broadway. TH

A $1 million grant from the Edgerton Foundation is making these new theatre partnerships possible. The Edgerton Foundation Playwrights Initiative will support Center Theatre Group in commissioning at least two shows annually with each of the four theatres over the next decade. “In recognition of Center Theatre Group’s long-standing mission to develop new art for the American stage, we are excited to offer commissioning funds for more than 50 new plays in the Edgerton Foundation Playwrights Initiative,” said Edgerton Foundation President Brad Edgerton, MD. “By jointly developing each of these new plays with two talented theatre staffs, we hope to increase the number of productions that will journey

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to many regional theatres, Broadway, and the West End.” In addition to Nottage and Vogel—both of whom recently made their Broadway debuts with Sweat and Indecent, respectively—co-commissioned playwrights include Jon Robin Baitz (Vicuña, Other Desert Cities), Lisa Kron (Fun Home), and Young Jean Lee, whose Straight White Men will bow on Broadway next year.

“The Edgerton Foundation Playwrights Initiative is allowing us to make bigger, bolder investments in some of the world’s best playwrights,” said Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. “Co-commissioning with top theatres in the U.S. and London allows us to put our resources together in support of the creation and production of new work around the world—with a clear path to Broadway thanks to our new connection to Second Stage and their Helen Hayes Theater.” Ritchie is bullish on what this means for the future of Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles theatre, and our art form. “These partnerships are setting an artistic foundation for the next 50 years of our company,” he said. “We’re creating a new model for global collaboration that ensures that artists get the creative and financial support they need to do their best work, and that nonprofit theatres get the resources they need to build and sustain relationships with top artists. Everyone benefits—most of all the audiences who will get to experience a wide range of terrific work on our stages.”

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(l–r) The crowd enjoying some good chisme at Eastside Luv. Actors Eddie Vona and Olivia Delgado. photos by cristi burgos/cbgraphy.

GOSSIP, CHEESE, AND THEATRE IN BOYLE HEIGHTS

Across the street from Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, tucked tightly onto a corner, is a very small bar. And although it’s early on a Sunday evening, inside the very small bar is a very big party. The young, diverse crowd is dancing to 1980s pop, drinking sangria, and gossiping in English and Spanish. It is quintessentially Los Angeles. This is the setting of Chisme y Queso, an event series hosted by Center Theatre Group in partnership with Boyle Heights bar Eastside Luv. On six Sundays this spring, patrons and artists gathered to share anonymously their own chisme—gossip— and have it performed onstage (atop the bar) by local actors. Alongside the improvised chisme, the actors performed skits by up-and-coming writers from around Los Angeles. Chisme y Queso—which is one part of a two-year community initiative in Boyle Heights funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation—allows Center Theatre Group to experiment with our programming, invest in the future of young Los Angeles actors, writers, and directors, and connect our neighbors with us and with theatre in a nontraditional setting. “We are so used to our spaces being our three theatres, but community programs allow us to create new spaces in Boyle

Heights, like The Shop, our costume and props shop, the libraries, where we present monthly play readings, and now Eastside Luv,” said Center Theatre Group Community Partnerships Director Jesus Reyes. Chisme y Queso is a natural extension of the community programs and partnerships we’ve been building in Boyle Heights over the past four years. Plus, added Reyes, “This program

also expands our reach in terms of the kinds of artists we work with and where those artists are in their careers.”

Center Theatre Group Community Partnerships Associate Alejandra Cisneros, who is directing all of the Chisme y Queso pieces, is one of those artists. “I think a lot of young directors, because there’s a lack of space within L.A., need to bring life and work to other spaces,” she said. “Doing more site-specific work, marrying the arts with community engagement, and finding your tribe is one of the only ways that as a young artist you can move forward in your career.” The participating writers, who are being mentored by Center Theatre Group Resident Artist Naomi Iizuka, agreed that Chisme y Queso is moving both their careers and craft forward. “It forces me to think on my feet and write as truthfully as possible, because the audience really responds when they see a piece onstage that could come out of their own experiences,” said writer Diana Burbano.

This is exactly why the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is supporting the program. “Our Building Demand for the Arts grants fund the placement of artists at the center of institutional efforts to build meaningful, longlasting relationships with

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(l–r) Marta Portillo, Olivia Delgado, Eddie Vona, Alejandra Cisneros, and Alexis de la Rocha. photo by cristi burgos /cbgraphy.

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Building Theatre’s Professional Pipeline Center Theatre Group Joins Forces with Local Organizations and Schools on College and Career Fairs

Southern California’s high schools, colleges, and universities abound with aspiring artists, artisans, and arts administrators. And Southern California is full of people who have forged successful arts careers. But connecting them to one another, and creating paths for young people in the field, is a challenge not just for students but also for the organizations and schools that serve them, as well as the employers who want to hire them.

“We’re looking to disrupt stereotypes with professionals who don’t look like whatever students may have thought their profession would look like. The experience we want every student to have is, ‘I think I can do that, I can see myself doing that.’”

Students at the College & Career Fair for the Arts.

For the past two years, Center Theatre Group has teamed up with these groups to create two college and career fairs that are becoming an integral part of our professional pipeline for the next generation of theatre makers. On April 8, 2017, we joined forces with LA STAGE Alliance, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and the USC School of Dramatic Arts to present the Center Theatre Group Going Pro Career Fair at the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) Performing & Fine Arts Complex. The event is designed to help undergraduate and graduate students get ready to transition to a professional theatre career. And on April 22, 2017, we invited 30 colleges, universities, and organizations to our College & Career Fair for the Arts at The Music Center Annex, which helps high school students figure out how to pursue the arts after graduation. Center Theatre Group Next Generation Initiatives Director Camille Schenkkan has been overwhelmed by enthusiasm from all fronts. “There’s nothing like this in Southern California that I’ve heard of that’s designed expressly for students interested in theatre,” she said. “The fairs were originally meant to serve students, but now they’re serving everyone. On the high school side, colleges are really eager to be there because it’s such a specific audience of students interested in the arts. And on the Going Pro side, so many of the theatre professionals we’ve invited, who are volunteering their time, have said, ‘I wish this existed when I was in school.’” Even UCLA and USC set aside their storied rivalry to participate together. “USC is thrilled to be partnering with Center Theatre Group and UCLA on the Going Pro Career Fair for the second year,” said

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David Bridel, who holds the Braverman Family Dean’s Chair at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. “This event offers our students invaluable access to theatre professionals from all around Los Angeles and helps to pave the way for their early career steps. It’s a terrific way to build community around young people with a passion for the performing arts.” Added UCLA TFT Department of Theater Chair Brian Kite, “UCLA was proud to be part of the first two years of the Going Pro Career Fair, and to be working with Center Theatre Group, USC, and LA STAGE Alliance to create a not-to-be-missed event filled with great information and artistic community.” The organizations participating in the College & Career Fair for the Arts offered nearly every conceivable option for students trying decide where to go and what to pursue after high school, representing general education, technical training, and community colleges, as well as private and public colleges and universities.

We also hosted free workshops on applying and paying for college, “ask me anything” sessions with professional theatre artists, and individual college counseling and personal statement help sessions. “There’s just so much uncertainty when you’re a teenager and you’re trying to figure out what to focus on,” said Schenkkan. “There’s so much fear around the question of, how do I do this? And in the arts, there’s not a clear career pathway like in other fields. We’ve also discovered that there’s inequity in what students are learning about college and career access. Some schools may teach students a lot about scholarships, but at others they may learn about what a BFA in acting is, but not find out how to pay for it. Everybody is getting little bits of college and career information, but nobody’s getting the full picture.”

The Going Pro Career Fair also strives to give students a full picture of the lay of the Los Angeles theatre landscape, with tables hosted by many different unions, panel discussions on career paths in theatre, individual speed networking sessions with professionals, and an informal networking mixer. “There was a lot of synchronicity in the planning of this,” said Schenkkan, “with colleges thinking deeply about how to help their students transition to the professional theatre workforce. It’s much easier to teach craft than it is to teach students how to get a job in this field—and they know that.” There was also a lot of excitement from unions who are looking to bolster their ranks. IATSE Local 33, the stage technicians union, signed attendees up for work. "It wasn’t theoretical—it was, ‘Can you work next Saturday?’” said Schenkkan. In addition, Backstage magazine offered everyone who attended free subscriptions. “Everyone’s really eager to help,” said Schenkkan. The fairs are a natural extension of Center Theatre Group's programs to build leadership skills and create career paths for young people in Los Angeles in the arts, which include our high school Student Ambassadors and our graduate and undergraduate interns. “We’re figuring out how to help students in each step along their journey from when they first go see theatre and fall in love with it to becoming the next artistic director or technical director or master electrician or actor,” said Schenkkan. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of these efforts. “We want every panel to reflect the diversity of the students who are watching it, who look like Los Angeles,” said Schenkkan. “We’re looking to disrupt stereotypes with professionals who don’t look like whatever students may have thought their profession would look like. The experience we want every student to have is, ‘I think I can do that, I can see myself doing that.’” PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE 15

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Introducing our new Associate Artists: Matthew Bourne, Danai Gurira, and Anna D. Shapiro Three artists working at the top of their game—choreographer/director Sir Matthew Bourne, playwright Danai Gurira, and director Anna D. Shapiro—are becoming an integral part of the Center Theatre Group artistic family for the next five years. We have supported and produced their work on all three of our stages in the past; now, we are formalizing and expanding our relationships by bringing them on as Associate Artists. In this new capacity, they’ll be sharing their talents with our theatres and helping us identify and collaborate with other artists of promise from around the globe.

“Center Theatre Group has felt very much like my company, New Adventures’, home-away-from-home in North America since our first visit with Swan Lake almost exactly 20 years ago,” said Sir Matthew Bourne—whose Red Shoes comes to the Ahmanson

Theatre in September, and whose work has appeared regularly at the Ahmanson since 1997. “I look forward to building on our special relationship, developing ideas, and further contributing to the extraordinary work Center Theatre Group delivers for artists, audiences, and communities.” Danai Gurira, whose plays Eclipsed, In the Continuum, and The Convert all played the Kirk Douglas Theatre, also pointed to a feeling of being at home here.

“Center Theatre Group is already a creative home to me and has facilitated my voice in so many ways,” she said. “I look forward

(top – bottom): Sir Matthew Bourne, Danai Gurira, and Anna D. Shapiro.

to chartering more artistic terrain during the next years ahead. I’m excited about what we will discover.”

Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director of Chicago’s renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company, who directed August: Osage County at the Ahmanson and A Parallelogram at the Mark Taper Forum, touted both the personal and the institutional connections she’ll be making here. “This expanded

relationship creates a great opportunity to build a bridge between Chicago and Los Angeles, where many of our ensemble members live and work, allowing for more cross-collaboration between two like-minded theatres and exciting opportunities for Steppenwolf to make connections with new artists, which can only enhance the important work we’re doing at home,” she said.

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AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL

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FUN HOME

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The Acclaimed Fiasco Theater Production of

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Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Directed by Noah Brody & Ben Steinfeld Apr 4 – May 14, 2017 FIFTH SEASON PRODUCTION

JERSEY BOYS

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Music by Bob Gaudio Lyrics by Bob Crewe Choreography by Sergio Trujillo Directed by Des McAnuff May 16 – Jun 24, 2017 SIXTH SEASON PRODUCTION

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As we celebrate our 50 Anniversary Season, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following donors who have made extraordinary investments in Center Theatre Group’s future. Their support will ensure that Center Theatre Group—and Los Angeles audiences and artists— enjoy another 50 years of theatrical excellence. TH

GIFTS OF $1,000,000 AND ABOVE The Annenberg Foundation Kirk & Anne Douglas Edgerton Foundation Kiki and David Gindler Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Aliza Karney Guren & Marc Guren Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Estate of Kirk Kerkorian Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinoco Foundation Sue Tsao

GIFTS OF $500,000 AND ABOVE Anonymous Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Jerry & Terri Kohl Deena & Edward Nahmias Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Elliott Sernel

GIFTS OF $250,000 AND ABOVE Joni & Miles Benickes Diana Buckhantz & the Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation Nancy & Eric Garen Vicki King Renee & Meyer Luskin The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Donna Schweers & Tom Geiser

GIFTS OF $100,000 AND ABOVE Anonymous Derek & Yvonne Bell Marla S. Campagna Mara & Joseph Carieri Friars Charitable Foundation Jody & David Lippman Cheryl A. Shepherd Bill Resnick & Michael Stubbs Deidra Norman Schumann

Center Theatre Group would also like to thank the following donors for making commitments to the 50 Anniversary Campaign through increased giving to our Annual Fund and through legacy gifts to our Endowment: TH

Legacy Gifts $1,000,000 AND ABOVE Judith & Thomas Beckmen Martin Massman Diane & Leon Morton $500,000 AND ABOVE Richard & Norma Camp Susan A. Grode Linda S. Peterson Other Legacy Gifts Shirley & Irving Ashkenas, Pamela & Dennis Beck, Bill Cohn & Dan Miller, Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D., Gloria Lothrop, Carol & Douglas Mancino, Renee & Robert Nunn, Nan Rae, Randy & Bruce Ross, Wes Schaefer & Cathy King-Schaefer P 2 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE

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MICHAEL RITCHIE Artistic Director | STEPHEN D. ROUNTREE Managing Director | DOUGLAS C. BAKER Producing Director GORDON DAVIDSON Founding Artistic Director

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Klara Zieglerova

Jess Goldstein

Howell Binkley

Steve Canyon Kennedy

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Wig and Hair Design

Fight Director

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Michael Clark

Charles LaPointe

Steve Rankin

Richard Hester

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Sergio Trujillo Directed by

Des McAnuff World Premiere Produced by La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director & Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director

May 16 – June 24, 2017 AHMANSON THEATRE The Los Angeles engagement of Jersey Boys is generously supported in part by Artistic Director’s Circle members Maggy & Jack Simon.

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CAST In alphabetical order

Bob Crewe........................................................................................... BARRY ANDERSON Frankie Valli..................................................................................................MARK BALLAS Frankie Valli (at certain performances).....................................................AARON DE JESUS Frankie Valli (at certain performances)................................ MIGUEL JARQUIN-MORELAND Tommy DeVito........................................................................................ MATTHEW DAILEY Gyp DeCarlo (and others)......................................................................THOMAS FISCELLA Detective Two, Donnie, Billy Dixon (and others)........................................COREY GREENAN Nick Massi..................................................................................................... KEITH HINES Bob Gaudio............................................................................................... CORY JEACOMA French Rap Star, Detective One, Hal Miller, Barry Belson, Police Officer, Davis (and others)............................................................DAVID LaMARR Mary Delgado, Angel (and others).......................................................KRISTEN PAULICELLI Frankie’s Mother, Nick’s Date, Angel, Francine (and others)..................... LESLIE ROCHETTE Officer Petrillo, Hank Majewski, Crewe’s PA, Accountant, Joe Long (and others)....................................................................... ANDREW RUSSELL Nick DeVito, Stosh, Norman Waxman, Charlie Calello (and others).................. DRU SERKES Joey, Recording Studio Engineer (and others)..............................................JONNY WEXLER Church Lady, Angel, Lorraine, Miss Frankie Nolan, Bob’s Party Girl (and others)................................................................ JESSE WILDMAN UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Frankie Valli: BRYAN HINDLE, JONNY WEXLER; for Tommy DeVito: COREY GREENAN, DRU SERKES; for Bob Gaudio: AUSTIN OWEN, ANDREW RUSSELL; for Nick Massi: MARK EDWARDS, DRU SERKES; for Gyp DeCarlo: MARK EDWARDS, COREY GREENAN; for Bob Crewe: MARK EDWARDS, AUSTIN OWEN SWINGS MARK EDWARDS, BRYAN HINDLE, AUSTIN OWEN, JENNA NICOLE SCHOEN Dance Captain: BRYAN HINDLE; Assistant Dance Captain: MARK EDWARDS; Fight Captain: COREY GREENAN JERSEY BOYS ORCHESTRA Music Director: Taylor Peckham; Associate Conductor: Cameron Moncur; Keyboards: Patricia Diaz, Cameron Moncur, Taylor Peckham; Guitars: Jacob Chidester, Brian LaFontaine; Bass: Ryan Berg; Drums: Mark Papazian Music Coordinator: John Miller Jersey Boys will be performed with one intermission.

Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, beepers, and watch alarms. The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Ces Soirées-La (Oh, What a Night)”—Paris, 2000............................... French Rap Star, Backup Group “Silhouettes”............................................. Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick DeVito, Frankie Castelluccio “You’re the Apple of My Eye”......................................................Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick DeVito “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”....................................................................... Frankie Castelluccio “Earth Angel”........................................................................................... Tommy DeVito, Full Company “Sunday Kind of Love”........................................... Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick’s Date “My Mother’s Eyes”............................................................................................................. Frankie Valli “I Go Ape”.....................................................................................................................The Four Lovers “(Who Wears) Short Shorts”.......................................................................................... The Royal Teens “I’m in the Mood for Love/Moody’s Mood for Love”.............................................................. Frankie Valli “Cry for Me”......................................................... Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi “An Angel Cried”................................................................................................Hal Miller and The Rays “I Still Care”...................................................................................Miss Frankie Nolan and The Romans “Trance”..........................................................................................................Billy Dixon and The Topix “Sherry”.....................................................................................................................The Four Seasons “Big Girls Don’t Cry”...................................................................................................The Four Seasons “Walk Like a Man”......................................................................................................The Four Seasons “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”.......................................................... Bob Gaudio, Full Company “My Boyfriend’s Back”.......................................................................................................... The Angels “My Eyes Adored You”.................................................... Frankie Valli, Mary Delgado, The Four Seasons “Dawn (Go Away)”......................................................................................................The Four Seasons “Walk Like a Man” (reprise)............................................................................................... Full Company ACT II “Big Man in Town”......................................................................................................The Four Seasons “Beggin’”....................................................................................................................The Four Seasons “Stay”........................................................................................... Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)”.............................................................. Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli “Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ’Bout Me)”..........................Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli and The New Seasons “Bye Bye Baby”................................................................................Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons “C’mon Marianne”............................................................................Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.............................................................................................. Frankie Valli “Working My Way Back to You”........................................................Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons “Fallen Angel”...................................................................................................................... Frankie Valli “Rag Doll”..................................................................................................................The Four Seasons “Who Loves You?”................................................................................The Four Seasons, Full Company

THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY “Ain’t That a Shame” (Domino/Bartholomew) | “Candy Girl” (Santos) “Don’t Think Twice” (Dylan) | “Girl Come Runnin’” (Gaudio/Crewe) “Grease” (Gibb) | “I Make a Fool of Myself” (Gaudio/Crewe) “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (Porter) | “Marlena” (Gaudio) “New Mexican Rose” (Crewe/Calello) | “Our Day Will Come” (Hillard/Garson) “Ronnie” (Gaudio/Crewe) | “Save It For Me” (Gaudio/Crewe) “Silver Star” (Gaudio/Parker) | “Swearin’ to God” (Crewe/Randall) “Tell It to the Rain” (Petrillo/Cifelli) “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (Gaudio/Crewe) “To Give (The Reason I Live)” (Gaudio/Crewe) “Watch the Flowers Grow” (Brown/Bloodworth) “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (Goffin/King) PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 5

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FOUR SEASONS

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Courtesy of The Four Seasons.

(l– r) Cory Jeacoma, Mark Ballas, Keith Hines, and Matthew Dailey in Jersey Boys.

(l– r) Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito. The Original Four Seasons.

WHO’S WHO MARK BALLAS (Frankie Valli) has captivated audiences on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for 18 seasons. He’s a two-time champion, nine-time finalist, and 2011 Emmy nominee for his work on the show. Stage credits: Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story, Copacabana, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He choreographed Pepsi’s Super Bowl commercial starring Sofía Vergara and the Oscar commercial for Shonda Rhimes’ The Catch. He is half of the duo Alexander Jean with wife BC Jean. Their debut single/EP reached #1 on iTunes’ singer/songwriter chart. Mark is an accomplished flamenco and electric guitar player. Training: The Italia Conti Performing Arts School, London. www.alexanderjean.net MATTHEW DAILEY (Tommy DeVito) is thrilled to join the Jersey Boys family! Originally from Denver, CO, Matthew has performed professionally since the age of 9. Most recently, Matthew traveled Spain, Italy, and France in Saturday Night Fever— The Musical. Favorite performances include Cats (Rum Tum Tugger), Seven Brides… Brothers (Daniel/Frank), A Chorus Line (Mike), 1940’s Radio

Hour (BJ Gibson), Cinderella (Prince), and Viva Vegas (Elvis). Special thanks to the entire Jersey Boys team, Dodgers, Merri at Tara Rubin Casting, Craig at Avalon Artists Group, Paul & Alann, my family (especially my Mom and brother). This is for you, Dad. @mdailey88 AARON DE JESUS (Frankie Valli at certain performances). Aaron is ecstatic to be part of this amazing production. Credits: Jersey Boys (Joey), Disney’s The Lion King (Timon), Wicked (Averic, Boq u/s), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Patsy), Peter Pan (Peter), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Big River (Tom Sawyer), Guys and Dolls (Nicely), Cats (Gus), Oliver! (The Artful Dodger), A Funny Thing…Forum (Pseudolus), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), El muerto disimulado (Clarindo), The Crucible (Ezekiel Cheever). Special thanks to God, Gail, Lydia, the entire JB team, and family both biological and hand-picked. aarondejesusonline.com Instagram: @aaron.dejesus KEITH HINES (Nick Massi) is overjoyed to hit the road with the Jersey Boys family! Recent Off-Broadway: Cougar the Musical (Buck), Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Stefan). Credits include: Les Misérables (Enjolras, WVPT), Camelot

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(Lancelot, Pittsburgh Public Theater), 1776 (Thomas Jefferson, Pittsburgh Public Theater), Urban Cowboy (Bud, WVPT), The Crucible (John Proctor), Picnic (Hal). Master’s degree in music, Oklahoma City University (voice: Florence Birdwell), The Studio/NY (Jayd McCarty’s acting conservatory). Eternal thanks be to God for his many gifts and blessings, as well as to my family, Arnold Mungioli, and the gang at BRS/Gage for their ongoing love and support. www.keith-hines.com CORY JEACOMA (Bob Gaudio). Cory is stoked to be making his national tour debut in a dream show of his! Regional: Legally Blonde (Warner, Fulton Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Sky, MSMT). In Lincoln Center’s Sinatra Centennial Concert, Cory was the alternate cast for 16-time Grammy Awardwinning artist Sting. Education: BFA in musical theatre from Pace University 2016. Thank you to Bob, RSO, JV, Amy, Jodi, J&P, Corbin, DBA, the creative team, and everyone else who has pushed him along the way. This one is for the fam, to whom all of my love goes. SO MUCH love. Twitter/Instagram: @cocojeacoco BARRY ANDERSON (Bob Crewe) is thrilled to be part of the Jersey Boys family. Broadway: Jersey Boys (Bob Crewe), Legally Blonde (Aaron Schultz). National tours: Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady. Regional: Where’s Charley? (Charley), Bye Bye Birdie (Albert), Honk! (The Cat). TV/film: 30 Rock, As the World Turns, FORWARD&GONE. www.barryandersonactor.com @4BarryAnderson THOMAS FISCELLA (Gyp DeCarlo and others). Regional: The Kite Runner, Fiddler on the Roof, Tranced, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Miss Evers’ Boys, The Bigger Man, Stalag 17, Black Friday. Tour: The Sound of Music. Television: 24. Principal roles for Georgia, Texas, and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals. William & Mary grad. Deep gratitude for friends and famiglie, and for JB angel John A., Tara Rubin Casting, Merri, The Dodgers, Richard, West, Des, and our entire team—salud.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Camelot. Other credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Chicago, Guys and Dolls, and others. Appreciation to Merri and the JB team. Gratitude and love to family and friends. www.aboutmarkedwards.com COREY GREENAN (Billy Dixon and others, Fight Captain). Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sky), Scandalous. National tour: If/Then, Mamma Mia!. International tour: Evita (Che). New York/regional: I Am Harvey Milk, Sweeney Todd, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing. BA Pepperdine University (theatre arts). BRYAN HINDLE (Swing, Dance Captain). Credits: War Horse, Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys (Toronto), Hair, A Chorus Line (Paul). Film/television: Hairspray, L.A. Complex, Road Scholars: Italy. Toured internationally with singer Nelly Furtado. Thanks Dodgers, Danny Austin, Talent House, creative team and cast of Jersey Boys. Love to his friends and family home in Toronto. MIGUEL JARQUIN-MORELAND (Frankie Valli at certain performances) is absolutely thrilled to be returning to the Jersey Boys family! Theatre: Jersey Boys (first national tour); Grease (North Shore); Buddy Holly (Walnut St.); Kingdom (Old Globe); Rent (national tour). Film/TV: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Great Fight, One Life to Live, At the Top of the Pyramid. Training: BM in musical theatre from Catholic University; The Barrow Group; Margie Haber Studio. Thank you to my wonderful wife Diana, Schiowitz, Wolf, family, and friends. DAVID LaMARR (Barry Belson and others) enjoys life, sunsets, and long walks to the fridge. Credits include: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, When You Wish, and Mulan, Dreamgirls, Sister Act, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hairspray. Thanks to Whole Artist Management, Merri/Tara Rubin, JB team. To my Kylia, Rayla, Nathan & Ethan: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. @davidlamarr #GodIsGood

MARK EDWARDS (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled to join the Jersey Boys family. Off-Broadway: The Imbible. Tours:

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AUSTIN OWEN (Swing). Dream job with Jersey Boys! Tours: Memphis, Flashdance, The Producers. Regional: The Last Five Years, The Drowsy Chaperone (Flat Rock Playhouse), La Cage... (Riverside), Footloose, Godspell (Lyric Theatre Oklahoma). FSU grad. Thanks to Merri Sugarman, Renee and Joe at About Artists, Clark, and all my crazy awesome friends and family. KRISTEN PAULICELLI (Mary Delgado and others). This Jersey girl is thrilled to be part of this amazing show! Tours/Vegas: West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Rock of Ages. Regional: Music Man, Peter Pan, Carousel. Thanks entire JB team, Merri Sugarman, Talent House, my wonderful supportive family, and the best boyfriend a girl could ask for. Thank you God! LESLIE ROCHETTE (Francine and others). Broadway: Jersey Boys. Regional: Legally Blonde, Hairspray, The Producers, Annie, Happy Days. BA: Columbia College, NOCCA alum. Thanks to the creative team, Merri/Tara Rubin, Dodgers, Bohemia Group, Mom, Dad, Colin, and Laura. For my husband, John Rochette. Instagram & Twitter: @LeslieRochette ANDREW RUSSELL (Hank Majewski and others) is thrilled to be joining Jersey Boys! Favorite regional credits include She Loves Me (Georg), Tarzan (Terk), Footloose (Ren), Memphis, and Legally Blonde (Emmett). Andrew currently resides in Burbank, California with his wife. He grew up in Colorado and is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado. www.andrewrussellactor.com Instagram: @arussellactor JENNA NICOLE SCHOEN (Swing). SO honored to be making her touring debut with Jersey Boys! Regional: Cats, Spamalot (Pittsburgh CLO), Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed Opera House). BFA Boston Conservatory ’14. Much love and thanks to Merri, The Mine, Dodgers, everyone at JB, and my amazing family. “Too good to be true!”

DRU SERKES (Norm Waxman and others) is overjoyed to join the Jersey Boys family! Credits: Rock of Ages (original Las Vegas company). Tours: Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha. Regional: Legally Blonde, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz. Emerson College BFA musical theatre. Thanks to Donnie, John, WAM, Merri, the creatives, Mom and Dad. Twitter/Instagram: @DruSerkes www.DruSerkes.com JONNY WEXLER (Joey and others) is honored to join Jersey Boys. Theatre: Chasing the Song and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla), Peter Pan, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Music Man (Stratford Festival). Film/TV: The Doodlebops (Disney/CBS, 600+ shows worldwide). Thanks Des, Sergio, Ron, Danny, Merri, Mark, friends, family, and my little babe! www.jonnywexler.com JESSE WILDMAN (Lorraine and others) is honored and proud to be a Jersey girl! Broadway: Dr. Zhivago, Ghost. National tours: Chicago, Guys and Dolls. Former Radio City Rockette. Favorite regional: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Rocky Horror Show. Love, gratitude, and a giant hug to Des, Ron, Merri, the entire JB team, Avalon, and my guardian angel. MARSHALL BRICKMAN (Book). Films (author or co-author): Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, For the Boys, Intersection; (as writer/director): Simon, Lovesick, The Manhattan Project, Sister Mary Explains It All. Television: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (head writer), The Dick Cavett Show (head writer/co-producer). He has published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Playboy, and other periodicals and was the 2006 recipient of the Writers Guild of America’s Ian McClellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award. Jersey Boys, his first venture into musical theatre, won four Tonys including Best Musical. The Addams Family, his second theatrical venture (with co-author Rick Elice), ran on Broadway and had national and international tours. He lives in New York City and hopes to die in his sleep, surrounded by his loved ones and their attorneys. RICK ELICE (Book) co-wrote Jersey Boys (winner 2006 Tony Award, 2007 Grammy Award, and 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical) with Marshall Brickman. His play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine 2012 Tony Award nominations (including two for Rick), won five (more than any play of the

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season), and toured across North America. Also on Broadway, Elice wrote The Addams Family (with Marshall Brickman, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa), which also had productions on tour across North America and in Europe and South America. In 2014, The Old Globe presented the World premiere of his new musical, Dog and Pony (music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker). Rick is currently writing a musical for Disney Theatricals with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the film Make Believe, and Superfly (co-written with Seth Zvi Rosenfeld), directed and choreographed by modern dance legend Bill T. Jones. Heartfelt thanks to those whose work in the theatre makes him grateful for the day he was born: Sondheim, Stoppard, Bennett, Prince, Fosse, Robbins, Nichols, Tune, Nunn, Laurents, Stone, Kushner, Taymor, Papp, Schumacher, Schneider, Coyne, Brickman, Timbers, and Rees. Rick thinks about them a lot. He never thought about Jersey much. He does now. BOB GAUDIO (Composer) wrote his first hit, “Who Wears Short Shorts,” at 15, for the Royal Teens, and then went on to become a founding member of The Four Seasons and the band’s principal songwriter. He also produced the hit “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” for Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand (Grammy nomination, Record of the Year) as well as six albums for Diamond, including The Jazz Singer. Other producing credits include albums for Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and the soundtrack for the film of Little Shop of Horrors. Several songs co-written with Bob Crewe have been cover hits for such artists as the Tremeloes (“Silence Is Golden”), the Walker Brothers (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”), and Lauryn Hill (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”). With his wife, Judy Parker, Gaudio produced and co-wrote the Who Loves You album for The Four Seasons and one of Billboard’s longest-charted singles (54 weeks), “Oh, What a Night.” A high point in his career came in 1990 when, as a member of the original Four Seasons, Gaudio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which hailed him as “a quintessential music-maker.” To this day, Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli still maintain their partnership…on a handshake. BOB CREWE (Lyricist). “New York was pregnant in the fifties,” says Bob Crewe, “gestating with possibilities.” Crewe and music partner Frank Slay became independent writerproducers when the category hadn’t yet been invented. In 1957 they wrote and produced “Silhouettes” for The Rays, which skyrocketed to #1. Suddenly, producers in demand, they launched Freddy Cannon’s “Tallahassee Lassie” and Billy & Lillie’s “La Dee Da.” Crewe’s 1960s unprecedented producing success with The Four Seasons birthed a new sound, striking a major chord in American pop. “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl,” “Ronnie”—all smashes! When lead Frankie Valli demanded a solo turn, Crewe and Bob

Gaudio wrote (and Crewe produced) “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” which eventually became the century’s fifth most-played song. Crewe ran hot with artists from Vicki Carr, Oliver and Lesley Gore to Mitch Ryder, co-writing with Charles Fox the soundtrack for Jane Fonda’s film Barbarella. Then his own Bob Crewe Generation exploded with Music to Watch Girls By. In 1972 Bob was in L.A., where he revived Frankie Valli with “My Eyes Adored You” by Crewe and Kenny Nolan. They also cowrote Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” (#1, July ’75), which was a hit again on the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge (#1, June ’01)...David Ritz DES McANUFF (Director) is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and the immediate past artistic director of the Stratford Festival. He is artistic director emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, where during his tenure he directed more than 35 productions of classics, new plays, and musicals. Broadway: Dr. Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards, Best Musical), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Tony Award, Best Special Theatrical Event), Dracula the Musical, How to Succeed…, The Who’s Tommy (Tony and Olivier Awards, Best Director), A Walk in the Woods, Big River (Tony Awards, Best Director, Best Musical). Stratford highlights: A Word or Two, The Tempest, Caesar and Cleopatra (all with Christopher Plummer), Tommy, and Twelfth Night. Opera: Faust at the Met and ENO, Wozzeck at San Diego Opera. Film: Cousin Bette, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (director), Iron Giant (producer), Quills (executive producer). Upcoming projects: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, 700 Sundays revival. SERGIO TRUJILLO (Choreographer). Broadway: On Your Feet, Hands on a Hardbody, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis, Leap of Faith, The Addams Family, Next to Normal, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls. Director/choreographer: Flashdance. Off-Broadway: Saved, The Capeman, Romeo and Juliet (Public); A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Kismet (Encores!); Salome (NYC Opera). Regional: White Noise (director/ choreographer); The Wiz, Zhivago (La Jolla); Mambo Kings; The Marriage of Figaro (L.A. Opera); Chita and All That Jazz. International: Disney’s Tarzan; West Side Story; The Sound of Music (Stratford); Peggy Sue Got Married (West End); Kiss Me, Kate (Japan). TV: judging/choreographing on So You Think You Can Dance: Canada, Broadway: The American Musical (PBS). RON MELROSE (Music Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements, and Incidental Music). Forty years of arranging, music direction and supervision, including 18 Broadway shows and productions spanning the world. Winner of a Helpmann Award (Australia’s Tony) for music direction on Jersey Boys, music supervisor of Jersey Boys film, associate producer of Jersey Boys cast and Christmas albums. Music supervisor and arranger, A Bronx Tale (Broadway), co-producer of cast PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 9

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album. Composer: Fourtune (Off-Broadway), The Silver Swan (NEA Fellowship), The Missing Peace (Washington’s Capitol Fringe), Early One Morning (liturgical one-woman musical), two Harvard Hasty Pudding shows, a gospel-based Requiem, and songs for Saturday Night Live. Education: Harvard (philosophy), Westminster (choral conducting). Thanks to Alexandra. KLARA ZIEGLEROVA (Scenic Design). Broadway: Sister Act, The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Numerous Off-B’way and regional productions: Flashdance (national tour), Public Theater, MTC, NYTW, etc. London’s West End: Sister Act, Jersey Boys. Ms. Zieglerova designed the interior of New World Stages, NYC. Awards: the Green Room Award 2010 (Australia) and the Best Set Design of the 2009 Theatregoers’ Choice Award London (both for Jersey Boys); 2005 Lumen Award (New World Stages); 2003 Drammy Award for Best Set Design; 2000 Carbonell Award for Best Set Design; sets for the Best Touring Production, 2003 L.A. Ovation Award. JESS GOLDSTEIN (Costume Design). Selected New York credits include Newsies, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, The Homecoming, The Apple Tree, Lincoln Center’s The Rivals (Tony Award), Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Henry IV, Take Me Out, Enchanted April, Proof, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Most Happy Fella, Dinner with Friends, How I Learned to Drive, Buried Child, and The Mineola Twins (Lortel and Hewes Awards). Opera: Jack O’Brien’s Il Trittico (Met, 2007), NYC Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance. Film: A Walk on the Moon, Love! Valour! Compassion!, and The Substance of Fire. HOWELL BINKLEY (Lighting Design). Recent Broadway: Hamilton (2016 Tony Award), A Christmas Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, How to Succeed… starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination), Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman, How to Succeed… starring Matthew Broderick. Parsons Dance (co-founder), The Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards, Alvin Ailey, ABT, NYC Ballet, and The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration. Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, 1993 Olivier and Canadian Dora Award for Spider Woman; 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Award for Jersey Boys. STEVE CANYON KENNEDY (Sound Design) was the production engineer on such Broadway shows as Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, The Phantom of the Opera, Carrie, and Aspects of Love. His Broadway sound design credits include Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk Award), Jesus Christ Superstar, Catch Me If You Can, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Jersey Boys (Drama Desk Award), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays,

Hairspray, The Producers, Aida, Titanic, Big, How to Succeed..., Carousel, and The Who’s Tommy (Drama Desk Award). MICHAEL CLARK (Projection Design) designs film and video for live events: recently as associate designer on Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Annie, Chaplin, Ghost the Musical (Broadway Productions). As designer on Heidi Chronicles (Asolo Rep), Big Maybelle with Lillias White (Bay Street Theater), The Breakup Notebook (Asbury Park), My One and Only (Goodspeed), Villains Tonight (Disney Cruise Lines), Le Denier Judgement (Cannes), 700 Sundays (national tours, Broadway, and La Jolla), Dracula, the Musical (Broadway and La Jolla), Frankenstein—a New Musical (Off-Broadway), The Elephant Man (Broadway). CHARLES LaPOINTE (Wig and Hair Design). Broadway: After Midnight, Beautiful, Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Soul Doctor, Motown, Jekyll and Hyde, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, The Columnist, Magic/Bird, Bonnie and Clyde, The Mountaintop, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, Cymbeline, Lombardi, Fences, Looped, Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations, A Raisin in the Sun. STEVE RANKIN (Fight Director). Broadway: Jersey Boys, Memphis, Henry IV, Guys and Dolls, Bonnie and Clyde, The Farnsworth Invention, Twelfth Night, Two Shakespearean Actors, Anna Christie, The Real Inspector Hound, and The Who’s Tommy. Off-Broadway: The Third Story, Pig Farm, The Night Hank Williams Died, and Below the Belt. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Henry V, The Who’s Tommy, Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra. Metropolitan Opera: Faust, Rodelinda, Iphigénie en Tauride. RICHARD HESTER (Production Supervisor). Supervisor for all productions of Jersey Boys internationally (New York, both US tours, Las Vegas, London, Australia, and South Africa/Asia). Broadway: Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun, Patti LuPone’s Matters of the Heart, A Delicate Balance, The Old Neighborhood, Titanic, The Phantom of the Opera, The Red Shoes, The Secret Garden. US national tours: Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story. US regional: Jersey Boys (La Jolla Playhouse). Ten years with Patti LuPone on the road. Co-founder/producer with Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore of Broadway Barks!, an annual animal adoption event in NY since 1999. ANDREW NEAL (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano de Bergerac, Wicked, Fosse, Les Misérables, Sly Fox, La Cage aux Folles. National tours: Chicago, Wicked. Off-Broadway: A Night With Janis

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Joplin, In Transit, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Power Plays, All In The Timing, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Regional: Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre (34 productions), Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas. Andrew is beyond thrilled to be a part of Jersey Boys! ANNA BELLE GILBERT (Stage Manager) is excited to be back on the road with Jersey Boys! Las Vegas: Jersey Boys. First national tours: Jersey Boys, The Light in the Piazza. Regional: The Cherry Orchard (Mark Taper Forum), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Quality of Life (Geffen Playhouse), and many shows at Pasadena Playhouse. Miss you Harlowe! LAUREN PENNINGTON (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of the Jersey Boys family. NYC: The Commons of Pensacola (MTC), Peter and the Starcatcher, 321 Theatrical Management, NYMF. Tours: Newsies (first national), Guys and Dolls, Shrek The Musical. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Spoleto Festival USA, Opera Carolina. Proud AEA member. Love to Dad. STEVE ORICH (Orchestrations). Broadway: Jersey Boys (Tony nomination, Best Orchestrations). Off-Broadway: Snoopy, Personals, A Good Swift Kick. Tours: Annie, Godspell, A Class Act. Regional theatre: musical director and/or orchestrator at Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Hollywood Bowl, La Jolla Playhouse, Theatreworks, Goodman Theatre, Goodspeed, Asolo Rep, Dorset Theatre, Northlight, Pioneer Theatre. TV: composer, arranger & conductor for documentaries, sitcoms, movies, and specials. Recordings: 20 albums, including the Grammywinning Jersey Boys cast album. His orchestrations have been performed by the National Symphony, the Boston Pops, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House, and around the world. JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). Recent Broadway: Xanadu, Les Misérables, Grey Gardens, Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Coram Boy, Threepenny Opera, Lennon, Sweeney Todd, The Producers, Movin’ Out, Sweet Charity, Caroline, or Change, Little Shop…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Nine, La Bohème, Big River, Never Gonna Dance, Thou Shalt Not, By Jeeves, Follies, Oklahoma!, Jekyll & Hyde, The Rocky Horror Show, Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse, Swing!, Kat and the Kings, The Civil War, Triumph of Love. Studio musician (bass): Michael Jackson, Madonna, Portishead, Eric Clapton, BB King, Sinatra, Carly Simon, Celine Dion, Smashing Pumpkins, Tommy Flanagan, Pete Seeger, NY Philharmonic. TAYLOR PECKHAM (Music Director), a San Diego native, couldn’t be more excited to be on the road with Jersey Boys, a show that debuted in his hometown over a decade ago. In

addition to his work as an award-winning music director, he is also an accomplished arranger, orchestrator, and composer, having written and/or arranged pieces for various universities, theatre groups, orchestras, and choral ensembles around the world. Taylor is proud to use and be sponsored by 1964 In-Ear Monitors. PETER FULBRIGHT/TECH PRODUCTION SERVICES (Technical Supervision). Peter, with associates Mary Duffe and Collene Houlehen, has managed more than 70 Broadway, international, and touring productions. Favorites include Rock of Ages, Seminar, The Normal Heart, Arcadia, Lombardi, Hairspray, 13, Curtains, Bombay Dreams, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into The Woods, Dance of the Vampires, Blast!, Aspects of Love, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sound of Music, ....Forum, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Joseph..., The Secret Garden, Starlight Express, Singin’ in the Rain, and Foxfire. TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Broadway/tours: Young Frankenstein, Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Pirate Queen, Les Misérables, The History Boys, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Phantom…, Good Vibrations, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma!, Flower Drum Song, Imaginary Friends, Metamorphoses, Disney’s On the Record, The Frogs, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, A Man of No Importance. Second Stage, Williamstown, Kennedy Center, La Jolla, Yale Rep. Film: The Producers. BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press, and Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing, and press company representing award-winning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Matilda The Musical, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Fun Home, Love Never Dies, Into The Woods, and The Rat Pack is Back!. www.bbonyc.com WEST HYLER (Associate Director). Jersey Boys: Broadway, first national tour, Chicago, Las Vegas, UK, Canadian, and Australian productions. Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (assoc. director). New York: Big Apple Circus, Primary Stages, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, The York Theatre Company, HERE Arts Center. Regional: Colony Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville. MFA from the University of California, San Diego. DANNY AUSTIN (Associate Choreographer). Jersey Boys (associate choreographer/Broadway, first national tour, Chicago, Las Vegas, London West End, Australia); Hairspray (associate choreographer/London West End, UK tour, NETworks PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 11

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international tour); Hairspray (resident director/choreographer, Canadian Company). Charlottetown Festival Young Company (Artistic Director), The Stratford Festival (acting company, seven seasons—three Tyrone Guthrie Awards). STEPHEN GABIS (Dialect Coach). B’way: Doubt, Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Taboo, The Boy From Oz, Joe Egg, “Master Harold”…, Present Laughter, A Doll’s House. Venues: Roundabout, MTC, Playwrights, Atlantic, The New Group, MCC, the Public, Second Stage, Williamstown, Yale Rep, McCarter, Hartford Stage, Primary Stages, LCT, Long Wharf, Westport. Film contributions: Million Dollar Baby, Ballad of Bettie Page, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Boys Don’t Cry. THE DODGERS (Producer). Dodger Theatricals is a producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by Michael David, Doug Johnson, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff, Edward Strong, and Sherman Warner. From the initial foothold in Brooklyn, the Dodgers grew, migrated to the NY Shakespeare Festival, then off and on Broadway, where their productions have garnered a host of national (Tony, Drama Critics Circle, Obie) and international (Olivier, Helpmann, Dora) awards. Current Broadway: A Bronx Tale, Groundhog Day. Broadway: Jersey Boys, Matilda, 42nd Street, Urinetown, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods (’87 and ’02), The Music Man, Titanic, Wrong Mountain, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin, High Society, 1776, ...Forum, The King and I, The Who’s Tommy, Ralph Fiennes’ Hamlet, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon a Mattress, How to Succeed..., Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden, Prelude to a Kiss, The Gospel at Colonus, Big River, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Also producers of Jersey Boys in London, and the national tour of Matilda. Offices in Times Square and London’s Covent Garden. Their president is Michael David. JOSEPH J. GRANO, JR. (Producer) is Chairman/CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC, an advisor to private and public companies. From 2001–2004, Mr. Grano was Chairman of UBS Financial Services Inc. (formerly PaineWebber). While at PaineWebber, Mr. Grano chaired the Board of Governors of the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD). In 2002, Mr. Grano was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He proudly served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets). Due to his commitment to education, Mr. Grano received the Corporate Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. Other awards include the USO Gold Medal for Distinguished Service and The Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He is also a member of the Council for the United States and Italy, a member of both the City University of New York’s Business Leadership Council and the Board of Directors at Lenox Hill Hospital.

KEVIN AND TAMARA KINSELLA (Producers). Kevin Kinsella has been investing in early-stage technology companies for 30 years, primarily through his firm Avalon Ventures. Avalon companies have been responsible for bringing to market several multi-billion dollar life-saving drugs, the iPhone touchscreen, and the fastest-growing revenue company in the history of the Internet (Zynga). Mr. Kinsella is a Life Sustaining Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean’s Advisory Council, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Both outdoor enthusiasts, Kevin and Tamara met in Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup. The Kinsellas’ vineyard in Healdsburg, California, released the first Kinsella Estate Dry Creek Valley cabernet in 2011. Jersey Boys is their first Broadway show. Mr. Kinsella’s father, Walter A. Kinsella, was a career actor on Broadway, radio, television, and cinema. He first appeared on Broadway in 1924 in What Price Glory? THE PELICAN GROUP (Producer), a San Diego production company, is enthusiastic about supporting this production of Jersey Boys. The Group, assembled by Ivor and Colette Royston, consists of Todd and Debby Buchholz, Edward and Martha Dennis, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Cam and Wanda Garner, Richard and Patricia Harmetz, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Hal and Debby Jacobs, Paul and Stacy Jacobs, Jeff and Deni Jacobs, John and Angie Longenecker, Rao Makineni, Nevins and Margaret McBride, Ray Mirra, Shearn Platt, Edward Richard, Drew and Noni Senyei, Steven Strauss and Lise Wilson. Mr. Royston co-produced the TV film Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (w/Cliff Robertson and Loretta Swit, 1986), and the feature film Soultaker (1990). LATITUDE LINK (Producer) was recently represented on Broadway by Jersey Boys (Tony Award), Memphis, and American Idiot. Additionally, six productions running worldwide: Jersey Boys national tour, Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, and the Xanadu national tour. Past productions include: 33 Variations (Tony nomination), Cry Baby (Tony nomination), and The Farnsworth Invention. RICK STEINER (Producer). Of the 11 Broadway musicals Rick has co-produced, Jersey Boys, Hairspray, The Producers, and Big River won Tony Awards for Best Musical. In 1954, at age eight, Rick made his stage debut opposite Gene Lockhart in On Borrowed Time and then promptly retired. Rick has won six poker championships including the 1992 World Series of Poker 7-Stud Hi-Lo event. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his children Ace and Duke and sits on the ownership bench of his beloved Cincinnati Reds. LAUREN MITCHELL (Associate Producer). As producer, on Broadway: Urinetown, Into the Woods (’02 revival), Wrong Mountain, High Society. Off-Broadway: Barbra’s Wedding, Bare.

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As actress, on Broadway: The Boys From Syracuse, Me and My Girl, Nine, Annie, City of Angels (L.A.), Into the Woods (original cast and PBS American Playhouse), and numerous OffBroadway, regional, television, and concert appearances. LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE (Original Producer) has received more than 300 awards for theatre excellence, including the 1993 Tony Award as America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre. Located in La Jolla, CA, the Playhouse is internationally acclaimed for its innovative productions of classics, new plays, and musicals. Led by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer. Jersey Boys is among the more than 16 Playhouse productions that have moved to Broadway, garnering 29 Tony Awards, including Big River, The Who’s Tommy, How to Succeed in Business…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Memphis, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, fostered as part of the Playhouse’s Page To Stage new play development program. Visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org.

JEFFREY UPAH (General Manager, Ahmanson Theatre) has worked in management at Center Theatre Group since 2006 on more than 50 musicals, plays, and special events including both pre-Broadway productions and Broadway tours. Some of his favorites include Follies, God of Carnage, and The Black Rider (having previously worked on Robert Wilson productions in Boston, Houston, and Sao Paulo, Brazil). Prior to Center Theatre Group, he worked in various capacities at the Santa Fe Opera, Yale Repertory Theater, American Repertory Theater, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, among others. GORDON DAVIDSON (Founding Artistic Director) led the Taper throughout its first 38 seasons, guiding over 300 productions to its stage and winning countless awards for himself and the theatre—including the Tony Award for theatrical excellence, Margo Jones Award, The Governor’s Award for the Arts, and a Guggenheim fellowship. The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One) won the Pulitzer in consecutive years and, in 1994, three of the four plays nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play were from the Taper (Angels in America won). In 1989, Gordon took over the Ahmanson and, in 2004, he produced the inaugural season in the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

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Center Theatre Group MICHAEL RITCHIE (Artistic Director) is in his 12 season as Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, and has led over 190 productions to the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre stages, including the premieres of six musicals that moved to Broadway—The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, 13, 9 to 5: The Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Leap of Faith—and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. TH

STEPHEN D. ROUNTREE (Managing Director) joined Center Theatre Group in 2014 as Managing Director. He was previously the President and CEO of The Music Center (2002– 2014) and concurrently the CEO of the Los Angeles Opera (2008–2012). He served the J. Paul Getty Trust for 22 years, starting in 1980 as Deputy Director of the Getty Museum, then Director of the Getty Center Building Program, and in 1998, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Getty Trust. He currently serves as a trustee of Occidental College, The Ahmanson Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and Polytechnic School.

MAGGY & JACK SIMON are pleased to give their generous support to Jersey Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre. A self-made businesswoman and an accomplished singer and entertainer, Maggy is a lifelong theatre lover and is involved with Center Theatre Group as a donor and a valued member of Center Theatre Group Affiliates. Jack, an esteemed businessman with a background in acting and professional trombone-playing, has deep philanthropic roots in the Los Angeles community. When the pair wed in 2009, theatre became the most important cause they support together. In addition to providing production support through their Artistic Director’s Circle gift, Maggy and Jack both serve on the Board of Directors at Center Theatre Group. The Simons’ extraordinary generosity guarantees that Center Theatre Group will continue to present world-class productions at the Ahmanson Theatre.

DOUGLAS C. BAKER (Producing Director) is now in his 27 season at Center Theatre Group. He is an active member of the Broadway League, the Independent Presenters Network, and is a proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. In May 2013, Doug received the Broadway League’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management Award. TH

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ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR JERSEY BOYS

General Management DODGER MANAGEMENT GROUP Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press & Marketing BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC Steven Schnepp Kent McIngvale Jenny Bates David Freeland Zach Stevenson Sean Mackey Stacey Burns Danny Knaub Rachel Peterson Phil Della Noce COMPANY MANAGER Jason Pelusio National Press Representatives BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN Adrian Bryan-Brown Susanne Tighe Heath Schwartz

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER...................................................... ANDREW NEAL Stage Manager................................................................................Anna Belle Gilbert Assistant Stage Manager............................................................... Lauren Pennington Assistant Company Manager................................................................ Heather Losey Technical Supervision............. Tech Production Services/Peter Fulbright, Mary Duffe Music Technical Design...............................................................Deborah N. Hurwitz Associate Director...................................................................................... West Hyler Associate Choreographer....................................................................... Danny Austin Assistant Choreographer....................................................................Lauren Tartaglia Dialect Coach....................................................................................... Stephen Gabis Associate Music Supervisor................................................................Jonathan Smith Associate Scenic Designer.......................................................................Nancy Thun Associate Costume Designer................................................................... Lee J. Austin Assistants to the Costume Designer............................ Betsy Waddell, Michelle Sesco Associate Lighting Designer................................................................Patricia Nichols Associate Sound Designer...................................................................Andrew Keister Assistant Projection Designer................................................................. Daniel Vatsky Story Board Artist.................................................................................... Don Hudson Casting Directors........................................Tara Rubin Casting, Merri Sugarman, CSA Casting Associate.................................................................................Lindsay Levine Tara Rubin Casting........................ Eric Woodall, CSA; Dale Brown, CSA; Kaitlin Shaw Automated Lighting Programmer........................................................... Chris Herman Projection Programmer........................................................................Paul Vershbow Production Carpenter.................................................................................. Mike Kelly Head Carpenter.....................................................................................Aaron Gilman Assistant Carpenters.............Justin D’Apolito, Garrett Schnathorst, Michael O’Connor Production Electrician......................................................................... James Fedigan Head Electrician.......................................................................................... Jeff Holtz Assistant Electricians..................................................... Jeff Chandler, Josh Kosmicki Production Sound................................................................................ Brett Bingman Head Sound.......................................................................................... Adam Fitchett Assistant Sound.............................................................................Demetrius Grandel Production Props.................................................................................Emiliano Pares Head Props..............................................................................................David Krugh Assistant Props.....................................................................................Leslie Doggett Production Wardrobe Supervisor............................................................ Lee J. Austin Wardrobe Supervisor................................................................................. Roy Turpin Asst. Wardrobe Supervisor................................................................... Soon V. Martin “Four Seasons” Dresser........................................................................Matt Daugherty Hair Supervisor.................................................................................. Lisa Chan-Wylie Hair Assistant..................................................................................... Erick Sundquist Associate Hair Designer................................................................................Liz Printz Assistant to John Miller......................................................................Nichole Jennino Synthesizer Programming...................... ...............Deborah N. Hurwitz, Randy Cohen Music Copying.................................................................. Anixter Rice Music Service

Music Production Assistants..................................Michelle Scalpone, Kristen Norine Production Assistants....................................... Jay Carey, Paula Wise, Rachel Slaven Lighting Production Assistant..................................................................... Ben Bauer Dramaturg............................................................................................ Allison Horsley Advertising...................................................................................... Serino Coyne, Inc. Travel and Housing Arranged by................................................................Road Rebel Banking............................................................. Signature Bank: Barbara von Borstel Payroll......................................................................Checks and Balances Payroll Inc. Accountants....................................................................Schall and Ashenfarb, C.P.A. Insurance...........................................AON/Albert G. Rubin, Insurance Services, Inc./ .............................................................................. George Walden, Claudia Kaufman Counsel..............................................................................................Nan Bases, Esq. Information Technology Management.....................................................ITelagen, Inc. Web Design/Maintenance.................. Curious Minds Media, Inc. www.curiousm.com Production Photographer........................................................................Joan Marcus Theatre Displays..................................................................................... King Displays

Official Website www.JerseyBoysTour.com

DODGERS Dodger Theatricals President..............................................................................................Michael David Partner................................................................................................. Edward Strong Executive Producer................................................................... Sally Campbell Morse Director of Creative Development........................................................Lauren Mitchell Director of Business Administration....................................................... Pamela Lloyd Director of Marketing........................................................................... Jessica Ludwig Director of Finance...........................................................................Paula Maldonado Director, Dodger International..............................................................Dana Sherman Production Manager.................................................................................. Jeff Parvin Associate General Manager...................................................................John Gendron Production Coordinator....................................................................... Lyndsey Goode Production Associate............................................................................ Kiaya Hacene Project Coordinator/Investor Relations................................................... Andrew Serna Sales Manager........................................................................... Ann E. Van Nostrand Senior Finance Associate................................................................. Mariann Fresiello Office & Atelier Manager............................................................................ Sarah Styx Assistant, Creative Development........................................................ Courtney Sachs Special Events...........................................................................................John Haber Dodgers-at-Large Michael Altbaum, Carly J. Bauer, Samuel Burgess, Sandra Carlson, Justin Myhre, Kate Plotkin, Maureen Rooney, Linda Wright

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE Artistic Director..............................................................................Christopher Ashley Managing Director.....................................................................Michael S. Rosenberg Director Emeritus................................................................................... Des McAnuff General Manager.............................................................................. Debby Buchholz Director of Play Development............................................................. Shirley Fishman Associate General Manager....................................................................... Jenny Case Director of Communications....................................................................... Mary Cook Director of Development.................................................................. David W. Hanses Director of Finance................................................................................ John T. O’Dea Director of Education and Outreach.................................................Steve McCormick Interim Production Manager.................................................................... Audrey Hoo Technical Director................................................................................Chris Borreson Costume Shop Manager.......................................................................Susan Makkoo Sound Supervisor....................................................................................Joe Huppert Lighting Supervisor....................................................................................Mike Doyle Prop Master............................................................................................ Debra Hatch Charge Scenic Artist........................................................................... Joan Newhouse Theatre Operations Manager..................................................................... Ned Collins

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CREDITS Scenery, show control, and automation by ShowMotion, Inc., Norwalk, CT. Stage construction performed by Tait Towers, Inc. Sound equipment by Masque Sound. Projection equipment by Sound Associates. Costumes executed by Carelli Costumes, Studio Rouge, Saint Laurie Merchant Tailors and Maria Ficarola Knitwear Ltd. Specialty dying and printing by Gene Mignola, Inc. Dance shoes by Worldtone Dance. Hosiery and undergarments by Bra*Tenders. Props provided and executed by The Spoon Group. Keyboards by Yamaha. Rehearsed at the New 42nd Street Studios. Scenic drops adapted from George Tice: Urban Landscapes/W.W. Norton. Other photographs featured are from George Tice: Selected Photographs 19531999/David R. Godine. (Photographs courtesy of the Peter Fetterman Gallery/ Santa Monica.)

IN MEMORY It is difficult to imagine producing anything without the presence of beloved Dodger family members James Elliot Love and Jean-Michel Quincey. Friends to everyone they met, James and Jean-Michel stood at the heart of all that is good about the theatrical community. They will be missed, but their spirits abide.

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SONG CREDITS “Ces Soirées-La (“Oh, What a Night”)” (Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker, Yannick Zolo, Edmond David Bacri). Jobete Music Company Inc., Seasons Music Company (ASCAP). “Silhouettes” (Bob Crewe, Frank Slay, Jr.), Regent Music Corporation (BMI). “You’re the Apple of My Eye” (Otis Blackwell), EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI). “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh), EMI April Music Inc., Aldi Music Company, Cotton Club Publishing (ASCAP). “Earth Angel” (Jesse Belvin, Curtis Williams, Gaynel Hodge), Embassy Music Corporation (BMI). “Sunday Kind of Love” (Barbara Belle, Anita Leanord Nye, Stan Rhodes, Louis Prima), LGL Music Inc./Larry Spier, Inc. (ASCAP). “My Mother’s Eyes” (Abel Baer, L. Wolfe Gilbert), Abel Baer Music Company, EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP). “I Go Ape” (Bob Crewe, Frank Slay, Jr.), MPL Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP). “(Who Wears) Short Shorts” (Bob Gaudio, Bill Crandall, Tom Austin, Bill Dalton), EMI Longitude Music, Admiration Music Inc., Third Story Music Inc., and New Seasons Music (BMI). “I’m in the Mood for Love” (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh), Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP). “Moody’s Mood for Love” (James Moody, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh), Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP). “Cry for Me” (Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “An Angel Cried” (Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music (BMI). “I Still Care” (Bob Gaudio), Hearts Delight Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Trance” (Bob Gaudio), Hearts Delight Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Sherry” (Bob Gaudio), MPL Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP). “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe), MPL Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP). “Walk Like a Man” (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio), Gavadima Music, MPL Communications Inc. (ASCAP). “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” (Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker), Jobete Music Company Inc, Seasons Music Company (ASCAP). “My Boyfriend’s Back” (Robert Feldman, Gerald Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer), EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI). “My Eyes Adored You” (Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan), Jobete Music Company Inc, Kenny Nolan Publishing (ASCAP), Stone Diamond Music Corporation, Tannyboy Music (BMI). “Dawn, Go Away” (Bob Gaudio, Sandy Linzer), EMI Full Keel Music, Gavadima Music, Stebojen Music Company (ASCAP). “Big Man in Town” (Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music (BMI), Gavadima Music (ASCAP). “Beggin’” (Bob Gaudio, Peggy Farina), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Stay” (Maurice Williams), Cherio Corporation (BMI). “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)” (Bob Crewe, Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer), EMI Longitude Music, Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc., Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Opus 17 (Don’t

You Worry ’Bout Me)” (Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer) Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Everybody Knows My Name” (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Bye Bye Baby” (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “C’mon Marianne” (L. Russell Brown, Ray Bloodworth), EMI Longitude Music and Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Working My Way Back to You” (Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer), Screen Gems–EMI Music Inc, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Fallen Angel” (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett), Chrysalis Music (ASCAP). “Rag Doll” (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music (BMI), Gavadima Music (ASCAP). “Who Loves You?” (Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker), Jobete Music Company Inc, Seasons Music Company (ASCAP).

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

The following employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Machine Operators, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC: Stage Crew Local 33; Local Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Local 857; Wardrobe Crew Local 768; Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706.

The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

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.

The Press Agents, Company and House Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional unionrepresented employees.

Center Theatre Group is a member of the American Arts Alliance, the Broadway League, Independent Presenters Network (IPN), LA Stage Alliance, League of Resident Theatres (LORT), National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management. Patrons with disabilities: wheelchair seating is available in a variety of theatre locations. When ordering tickets, please indicate any special needs. For our hearing-impaired guests, the theatre is equipped with listening devices; please contact an usher for assistance.

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MICHAEL RITCHIE Artistic Director | STEPHEN D. ROUNTREE Managing Director DOUGLAS C. BAKER Producing Director ARTISTIC NEEL KELLER......................................Associate Artistic Director KELLEY KIRKPATRICK........................ Associate Artistic Director DIANE RODRIGUEZ............................ Associate Artistic Director LINDSAY ALLBAUGH................................... Associate Producer PATRICIA GARZA ......... Artistic Development Program Manager BEATRICE BASSO ..........................................New Work Advisor JOY MEADS ..... Literary Manager/Artistic Engagement Strategist ANDREW LYNFORD ........................................Casting Associate IAN-JULIAN WILLIAMS ..........Program Coordinator, Block Party DAVID ADJMI (FADIMAN), SHEILA CALLAGHAN (FADIMAN), STEVE CUIFFO, JUSTIN ELLINGTON, WILL ENO (FADIMAN), MATT GOULD, DANAI GURIRA, JENNIFER HALEY, DAVID HENRY HWANG, JOE ICONIS, NAOMI IIZUKA, BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS, LARS JAN, RAJIV JOSEPH, KIMBER LEE, GRIFFIN MATTHEWS, LAURAL MEADE, RICHARD MONTOYA, DAN O’BRIEN, DENIS O’HARE, LEE OVERTREE, LISA PETERSON, WILL POWER (FADIMAN), RAINPAN 43, MARCO RAMIREZ, KEN ROHT, MATT SAX, ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH, TRACEY SCOTT WILSON (FADIMAN).......Commissioned Artists ELIZA CLARK, FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG, DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU, DAVID MYERS, QUI NGUYEN, HERBERT SIGUENZA, DEBORAH STEIN ................................. L.A. Writers’ Workshop Members EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LESLIE K. JOHNSON......................... Director of Social Strategy, Innovation and Impact KATHRYN MACKENZIE ............Department Operations Director TRACI KWON.......................... Arts Education Initiatives Director CAMILLE SCHENKKAN........ Next Generation Initiatives Director JESUS REYES..........................Community Partnerships Director ADAM NICOLAI.......................Arts Education Program Manager FELIPE M. SANCHEZ.......... Emerging Arts and Arts Professionals Program Associate JENNIFER HARRELL...................................Operations Assistant KHANISHA FOSTER..............................Resident Teaching Artist DEBRA PIVER........................................Resident Teaching Artist MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION NAUSICA STERGIOU....................................... General Manager (Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre) JEFFREY UPAH ..............General Manager (Ahmanson Theatre) KATIE SOFF............................................ Asst General Manager (Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, NPD) CASEY MCDERMOTT............... General Management Associate MEGAN ALVORD........................................... Company Manager (Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre) ERIC SIMS................................... Director of Theatre Operations (Kirk Douglas Theatre) TOM BURMESTER........................Audience Experience Design/ Front of House Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) MAX OKEN.................... Facility Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) JAQUELYN JOHNSON................Associate Audience Experience ...................Designer (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Mark Taper Forum) LAUREN BAXA......................... Assistant Performance Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) SONDRA MAYER...................................... Concessions Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) ALANA BEIDELMAN..................................... Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director EVELYN STAFFORD...................................... Executive Assistant to the Managing Director PRODUCTION DAWN HOLISKI.......Production Department Operations Director JOE HAMLIN.................................................. Technical Director/ Ahmanson Production Manager SHAWN ANDERSON...... Master Carpenter (Ahmanson Theatre) SHANE ANDERSON....................... Flyman (Ahmanson Theatre) STAN STEELMON..... Master Propertyman (Ahmanson Theatre) JIM BERGER...................Master Electrician (Ahmanson Theatre) ROBERT SMITH.............Master Soundman (Ahmanson Theatre) MICHAEL GARDNER................................. Wardrobe Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre) PATRICE K. MADRIGAL................ Hair and Make-up Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre) CHRISTINE L. COX............House Manager (Ahmanson Theatre) JONATHAN BARLOW LEE.......................... Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) KATE COLTUN............................ Associate Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) EMMET KAISER............... Master Carpenter (Mark Taper Forum) ROBERT RUBY.......... Master Propertyman (Mark Taper Forum)

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WILLIAM MORNER......... Master Electrician (Mark Taper Forum) BONES MALONE........... Master Soundman (Mark Taper Forum) DENNIS SEETOO....... Wardrobe Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) RICK GEYER..................................... Hair & Make-up Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) LINDA WALKER ................ House Manager (Mark Taper Forum) CHRISTY WEIKEL ....................................... Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) CHRISTOPHER REARDON...........Assistant Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) KATIE POLEBAUM........ Stage Supervisor (Kirk Douglas Theatre) AARON STAUBACH......................................... Master Electrician (Kirk Douglas Theatre) ADAM PHALEN .................. Head Audio (Kirk Douglas Theatre) SEAN MEYER ................ Light Board Programmer and Operator (Kirk Douglas Theatre) CAMBRIA CHICHI....................................... Wardrobe Supervisor (Kirk Douglas Theatre) KRYSTIN MATSUMOTO............... Assistant Production Manager CHAD SMITH.................................. Associate Technical Director LEE O’REILLY.................................. Assistant Technical Director SEAN KLOC.......................................................... Shop Foreman ANDREW THIELS................................................... Prop Director MERRIANNE NEDREBERG...................Associate Prop Manager JON WARD............................................Associate Prop Manager CANDICE CAIN.................................................Costume Director BRENT M. BRUIN................................. Costume Shop Manager MADDIE KELLER...........................................Costume Generalist WHITNEY OPPENHEIMER...................................Shop Assistant SWANTJE TUOHINO............................................................Tailor ELIZABETH LEONARD....................................Facilities Manager JULIO A. CUELLAR............................................ Driver/Custodian DONAVAN MARTINELLI, BRIAN SLATEN ....................... Drivers PETER WYLIE..........................................Production Coordinator FINANCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES CHERYL SHEPHERD................................ Chief Financial Officer SUZANNE BROWN....................................................... Controller JANIS BOWBEER.......................................... Assistant Controller XOCHITL RAMIREZ......................Accounts Payable Coordinator ALEGRIA SENA................................................. Staff Accountant SHYNASTY WILKES...........................................Staff Accountant AMEETA SHARMA............................................. Payroll Manager JEFF LOUIE ...................................................... Payroll Specialist STAN GRUSHESKY.................... Director of Information Systems MANDY RATLIFF....................Sr. Database & Web Administrator ASH LEWIS............................................Help Desk Administrator JODY HORWITZ.............................Director of Human Resources PJ. PHILLIPS....................... Senior Human Resources Generalist SINGER LEWAK, LLP....................................................... Auditor MICHAEL C. DONALDSON, LISA A. CALLIF......... Legal Counsel GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER............................ Legal Counsel INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT YVONNE CARLSON BELL............................................Director of Institutional Advancement PATRICK OWEN.............................................. Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement NATALIE BERGESON................... Director of Donor Engagement LIZ LIN.................................................. Director of Development Artist and Entertainment Relations CHARITY WU........................ Director of Major Gifts Stewardship BECKY BIRDSONG..........Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer KATY HILTON..............................................Associate Director of Foundation and Government Support LAURA HITE............................................ Manager of Major Gifts DANIELLE LESNER...... Associate Director of Donor Engagement MANDI OR.......................... Associate Director of Special Events ROBBIE MARTIN.........Associate Director of Corporate Relations JENNIFER CHAN.............................. Special Events Coordinator DONALD JOLLY............................Donor Experience Coordinator JAZMINE JONES .............................Donor Relations Coordinator PAUL LUOMA ....... Artist and Entertainment Relations Specialist KIM OKAMURA ................................................. Grants Manager EMILY GIBSON.....Institutional Advancement Research Associate ERIN SCHLABACH.............. Manager of Major Gifts Stewardship ERIC SEPPALA..............Board Liaison and Executive Assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement MATTHEW SUTPHIN.......... Institutional Advancement Associate KRISTIN YAMAKA...................... Corporate Relations Coordinator

Center Theatre Group would like to thank its exceptional staff for their ongoing commitment, dedication and extraordinary efforts. EDUARDO MOLLINEDO-PIÑÓN.. Donor Membership Coordinator MIKE RATTERMAN.............................. Donor Advisor Supervisor AL BERMAN, JOHN COPELAND, ELIZABETH DELLORUSSO, DAVID GARVER, JOSH LEVIN, MATT RITCHEY, BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ, NICOLE SCIPIONE, PAUL VITAGLIANO ............. Donor Advisors KARLA GALVEZ, JUSTINE PEREZ..... Donor Services Associates WAUKENA CUYJET, MURRAY E. HELTZER, JULIE NADAL......................................... Development Volunteers MARKETING DEBORAH WARREN.................................. Director of Marketing KYLE HALL............................. Advertising & Promotions Director GARRETT COLLINS...........................Senior Marketing Manager, ........................................................................... Strategy & CRM ARIE LEVINE......................................Senior Marketing Manager, ..................................................Ahmanson & Mark Taper Forum KIYOMI EMI................ Marketing Manager, Promotions & Events EMYLI GUDMUNDSON................................Marketing Manager, ................................................................... Kirk Douglas Theatre JOHN POTTER .............................................Executive Assistant DEANNA McCLURE................................................... Art Director IRENE T. KANESHIRO............................ Senior Design Manager JAVIER VASQUEZ.............................................Graphic Designer TARA NITZ........................................................Graphic Designer COMMUNICATIONS JAMES SIMS.................................... Director of Communications JASON MARTIN............................................... Head of Publicity PHYLLIS MOBERLY............................................ Senior Publicist KRISTI AVILA....................................................... Junior Publicist SAVANNAH L. BARKER....................................... Junior Publicist SARAH ROTHBARD............... Senior Manager, Communications .................................................................................and Editorial JOHN JOHNSON........................... Communications Coordinator ARIELLE LAUB.............................. Communications Coordinator SARAH GOLDBAUM................................Digital Media Specialist HAL BANFIELD........................................... Multimedia Producer TICKET SALES AND SERVICES SHAWN ROBERTSON................................ Ticket Sales Director SKYPP CABANAS............................. Ticket Operations Manager RACHYL UNDERWOOD................ Ticket Operations Coordinator MICHAEL ZOLDESSY.............................. Account Sales Manager TRICIA GUNTER.................................Account Sales Coordinator SANDY CZUBIAK................................ Audience and Subscriber Services Director JENNIFER BAKER, CHERYL HAWKER, RICHARD RAGSDALE................. Audience Services Supervisors ALICE CHEN....................... Audience Services Asst. Supervisor GARY HOLLAND, DEBORAH REED.............. Audience Services Sales Associates SAM AARON, JEREMIE ARENCIBIA, KIMBERLY ARENCIBIA, VICKI BERNDT, CARLOS D. CHAVEZ, JR., KAITLYN GALVEZ, MICHAEL ESPINOZA, ANASTASHIA GARCIA, EILEEN PEREZ, LEX SAVKO, TEVIN WILLIAMS....................... Audience Services ........................................................................... Representatives DANUTA SIEMAK...................... Subscriber Services Supervisor CHRISTINA GUTIERREZ .. Subscriber Services Asst. Supervisor IRENE CHUANG, LIGIA PISTE, PETER STALOCH..........................................Subscriber Services Senior Representatives SARAH K. GONTA ..................................... Box Office Treasurer
 ANGELICA CARBAJAL, KISHISA ROSS...... Assistant Treasurers
 MICHAEL KEMPISTY, KEVIN LAUVER, LEROY PAWLOWSKI, MICHAEL SALTZMAN, CRIS SPACCA..................................................... Box Office Staff KERRY KORF....................................... Priority Services Director SUSAN F. TULLER............ Priority Services Operations Manager CANDICE WALTERS....................Priority Services Sales Manager PAUL CUEN........................................ Priority Services Manager KRISTEN SCHRASS...........Priority Services Assistant Supervisor BEALENE AHERN, CLAY BUNKER, JOHN CARROLL, ESTEBAN CRUZ, MAGGIE DODD, NATALIE DRESSEL, SOFIJA DUTCHER, MARC “BYRON” DROTMAN, FRANK ENSENBERGER, LOU GEORGE, SHEP KOSTER, JORDAN KRSNAK, IAN PRICE, MICHAEL SMITH, JEFFREY STUBBLEFIELD, DIANE WARD...................................................... Representatives INTERNS DERICK BELTRAN, TARA GRIFFO, JENN HOJALISA JACKSON, FATIMA JIMENEZ, MITCH LEITSHUH, KRISTINE NGO, ASHLEY NNEBE, AMMY ONTIVEROS, ARIANNE OUSLEY, DIANA SANCHEZ, TIFFANY SLAGLE, BRITNEY THAI, ALEXANDER WAXLE, MAYA WILLIAMS

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Written by NICK PAYNE Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI

Featuring

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DONOR RECOGNITION

2016 Recipient

Summer Camps Are Here! Selected as One of the Top Five Art Programs in the Nation.

Special Thanks to Artistic Director’s Circle Members for Supporting Center Theatre Group The Artistic Director’s Circle, founded by Brindell and Milton Gottlieb, is comprised of individuals supporting specific areas of Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision for Center Theatre Group. Since its founding in 2005, members have aligned their support with over 50 productions on our stages. The following individuals have made commitments of $100,000 and above. (DONORS LISTED AS OF MAY 1, 2017) Anonymous (2)

Deena & Edward Nahmias

Judith & Thomas Beckmen

Bill Resnick & Michael Stubbs

Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation

Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation

Joseph & Mara Carieri

Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinoco Foundation

Nancy & Donald de Brier Erica & Vin Di Bona Kirk & Anne Douglas Louise & Brad Edgerton Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Cindy & Gary Frischling Eric & Nancy Garen Kiki & David Gindler Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie

Deidra Norman Schumann Donna Schweers & Tom Geiser Maggy & Jack Simon Judie Stein & Stein Family Foundation Eva & Marc Stern Sue Tsao Sheila & Wally Weisman Misty Widelitz

Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Aliza Karney Guren & Marc Guren Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. June & Gareth Hughes Marvin Jubas & Janet Wald Jubas Eileen & Ken Kaplan Josiah, Age 7, Watercolor

Terri & Jerry Kohl The Labowe Family Foundation The Eugene La Pietra Foundation Jody & David Lippman Renee & Meyer Luskin Ruth Flinkman-Marandy & Ben Marandy Dale S. & Shideh Miller

Ariana, Age 15, Pastel and Color Pencil

Why learn to draw and paint?

Artists & Educators Forum ($20,000+) The Artists & Educators Forum, founded by Joni and Miles Benickes, is comprised of individuals dedicated to providing significant funding for Center Theatre Group’s New Play Production and Education and Community Partnerships programs. (DONORS LISTED AS OF MAY 1, 2017)

Builds pride & independence in learning

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Dorskind Family

Jane Rissman & Richard Sondheimer

In Memory of Morris A. Hazan

Sunshine Stone Anne C. Taubman

Dori & Doug Howell

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In Support of New Theatre Artists

Karen & William Timberlake

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Kehle

Hope Landis Warner

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For more information about leadership gifts, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069. Donors who have made additional gifts to Center Theatre Group’s Endowment or Planned Gifts programs.

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DONOR RECOGNITION

Entertainment Circle Center Theatre Group wishes to acknowledge our generous supporters in the Entertainment Circle, who are leaders in the entertainment industry. Thank you to our multi-year donors, whose gifts ensure a secure base for our future. For information, call Donor Engagement at 213.972.7564. (DONORS LISTED AS OF APRIL 17, 2017)

Multi-Year Donors

Alicia Hirsch & Jesse Russo Tom Jacobson & Ramone Munoz Sean Johnson & Alex Ocampo Idea Asylum Productions & Dr. Allegra & Mr. Sheppard Kaufman Rob Kief Sarah E. Kiefer Dr. Peter A. Krikes Julianne LaMarche Cody Lassen & Nitzan Mekel Marla E. Levine Manuel & Carrie Lujan Brett J. Markel & Tanya Tull Mr. Theodore K. Martinez Annual Donors Carla Meyer & Charles Arnold Anonymous (2) Tina J. Miller Mr. Irving H. Anderson Amy Aquino & Drew McCoy Lawrence A. Mirisch In Honor of Barry Moss G.W. Bailey Jonathan Murray Corinne Baldassano Greg Basser & Kiera O’Neill Suzie & Daniel O’Connell Justin Okin Robert Berens Patty & Mike Post Ms. Rachel Bloom Mr. Steven H. Purvis John Bowab Don Foster & Erin Quigley Diane & Dorothy Brooks Foundation James Radin PlatoSocietyAd-2015-Dec.indd 1 Rick Buche & Vin Reilly Michael Reisz Veronica Cartwright Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Children in Film Jill Sattinger Becky & Mike Clements Glen & Eva Schusterman Seth Cover & Mycotoo Nina Shaw & Bill & Ellie D’Elia Wallace Little Bob Doucette & David A. Steinberg Tom Slotten Jessica Stone Bob & Gabrielle Ducsay Mr. Stephen J. Strauss Nick Dudzak Lorraine Strieby Nadine Espana Jack & Marlene Susser Chris Cookson & Lauren Firestone Brad & George Takei Darcy Fleck Allison Thomas & Jacque & Bobby Florsheim Gary Ross Russell Todd Agency Mr. Ryan Flynn & Mr. David Hernandez Ms. Kirsten Vangsness Marilyn T. Fordney Bonnie Weis Seth Freeman & Victoria Weisbart Julie Waxman Ms. Lynn E. Weisman Laura Gibson Jennifer Crittenden & Mark Daniel Gordon William Wrubel David Goren Karen Caffee & Manuel Grace Marcy & Edgar Gross Winifred C. Hervey Phil Hettema Karen & Stephen Hillenburg Florence C. Agcawili Norman Bucley & Davyd Whaley Paula Brand Greg H. Dunn Michael Hanel & Steven Linder Donna L. Herman Dozar Office Furnishings Mark Kaplan Shelley Powsner & Stephen Skrovan James & Melanie Renfroe Eileen T’Kaye & David Bischoff Mr. Charles W. Weeks Dean E. Weichell

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DONOR RECOGNITION

Center Theatre Group Corporate Circle Sheri Biller, Founding Chair

The Corporate Circle is comprised of companies that support Center Theatre Group’s education and community partnership programs. Members receive VIP concierge service at theatres in Los Angeles, New York, and London, complimentary and discounted tickets to our shows, business development opportunities, and more. For more information, call 213.972.3192. (DONORS LISTED AS OF MAY 1, 2017)

CORPORATE CIRCLE CABINET Jonathan Axel, Chair Anthony Amendola Christopher Bissonnette Erin Burke

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Jody Kelley

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CORPORATE CIRCLE MEMBERS STERLING CIRCLE

2017 Plays

PLATINUM CIRCLE

June 29 – October 21 As You Like It Shakespeare in Love Romeo and Juliet Guys and Dolls A Midsummer Night’s Dream Treasure Island

GOLD CIRCLE

The Tavern William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) How To Fight Loneliness

SILVER CIRCLE

The Greater Escape.

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Foundation Support These institutions support Center Theatre Group’s operations, arts education programs, artistic development program, or specific projects. For more information, call our grants information line at 213.972.3022. THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION ANNENBERG FOUNDATION CENTER THEATRE GROUP AFFILIATES DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION EDGERTON FOUNDATION ELISABETH KATTE HARRIS TRUST THE HEARST FOUNDATIONS THE JAMES IRVINE FOUNDATION THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION THE RALPH M. PARSONS FOUNDATION LLOYD E. RIGLER-LAWRENCE E. DEUTSCH FOUNDATION LAURA & JAMES ROSENWALD & ORINOCO FOUNDATION THE SHUBERT FOUNDATION, INC.

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Center Theatre Group Inner Circle The Inner Circle is an organization of community leaders who provide outstanding support to Center Theatre Group. In appreciation, members enjoy a host of special benefits, including meet-the-artist receptions, backstage tours, premium theatre seating, and much more. Thank you to our multi-year donors, whose gifts ensure a secure base for our future. For information, call Donor Engagement at 213.972.7564. (DONORS LISTED AS OF APRIL 17, 2017)

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Lorraine & Jesse Hizami Mr. & Mrs. James L. Hunter James Jennings Marcia S. Jones Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh In Memory of Lynn Kinikin Sheila Krasnoff Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Alice & Nahum Lainer Lee Levin Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. Marlene & Sandy Louchheim Debra Gastler & Andrew Malloy Janice & Bruce Miller Andy & Laura Mintzer Sheila Muller Robert & Sally Neely Chris & Dick Newman/ C & R Newman Family Foundation Christine Marie Ofiesh

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ASSOCIATE CIRCLE (CONTINUED) James & Margaret Gray, Mrs. Arlyn Gundersen, Mr. John A. Gyben, Kate A. Halkett, Ms. Rose Ann Hall, Carolyn & Bernard Hamilton, Betsy Hamilton, Ms. Kamala Hamilton & Mr. Lucky Weir, Mr. & Mrs. James Harris, Diane & J.P. Harris, Mr. & Mrs. Don Hecht, Eric & Carol Helm, Scott & Flora Herman, Robert D. & Claire Heron, Fritz Hoelscher, Elaine Hoffman, Jerry & Sonny Hollander, Marjory J. Hopper, Elizabeth Hradsky, Mr. Mark L. Hummer, John & Marilyn Hykes, Joan R. Isaacs, Ralph & Ruth Isaacs, Marie Mazzone & David Israeli, Dr. Adel F. Jabour, Irwin & Meredith Jacobson, Fran Jemmott & Bernie Rollins, Starr C. Johnson, Joyce & Don Kaiserman, Regina & Richard G. Kaplan, Sally Karbelnig, Alicia Katz, Laurence & Linda Kaufman, Saul & Rima Kay, Claudia E. Kazachinsky & Richard A. Sherer, Joanne & Dennis Keith, Joel Kelly & Hedda Jayson, Morris & Debra Kessler, Linda & Rudy Kessman, Dr. K. Alex Kim, Carol Kindler, Dr. Charles Kleeman & Annette Kleeman, Terry Koepke, Rosalind LaBriola, Lara L. Ladd, Sally Landau, John & Stefanie Lau, Marlee Lauffer & Katharine Lauffer, Susan Lava, Barbara Leach, Barbara & Tom Leanse, Jack Ledwith, Jo Ann Lee, Cindy Leslie, Diane Levine, Patricia Levinson, Ms. Paula Block-Levor, Lydia & Chuck Levy, In Memory of Malcolm Lewis, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lorentz, Jennifer Lorenzen, Kathleen & Raymond Lovell, Maoyeh Lu, Marge & Bill MacLaughlin, Ginny Mancini, Darlene Manus, Jean Marcon, Suzy Marks, Laura & Jim Maslon, Vivian Matsushige, Daniel Mayeda & Susan Rosales, Eleanor Maynard, Mrs. Liliane Quon McCain, Meg McComb, Neil McLean, Mrs. Lucille H. Melcher, Terry & John Merkel, Bob & Rosemary Merzoian, Helen Michaels, Mr. & Mrs. Irwin M. Miller, Lynn & Mani Miller, Wendy & Saul Miller, Creditors Adjustment & Brad Mitteldorf, Katherine Molloy, Francoise Schmutz & Antonio Morawski, Matthew & Teresa Moren, Paula C. Moseley, Ed.D, Alden & Jane Munson, Charlotte C. Myers, Julie & Jean-Baptiste Nadal, Lisa Nelius, Kathleen Nelson, Bruce Newhall, Kim Nicholas, Marsha Niles, Linda Nussbaum & Lawrence Ross, Casey O’Connell & William Magee, Dale & Ayako Okuno, Marc & Shaina Ostroff, Peter Otto & Jesus Amparan, The Palazzo Family, Mr. Robert S. Paris, Joan P. Parker, Bob & Brana Paster, John Peetz, Carole Pelton, Mary Zoe Phillips, William & Deborah Pitruzzelli, Sheila Poncher, Mr. Hilary B. Poochigian, Ruth Shamir Popkin, Jill Poppe, Suzanne & Harvey Prince, Professor Robert A. Pugsley, Mrs. Puspa Ramachandran, Courtney Rangen, Anat Resnik, Tim Reynolds, M.D., Alan & Jane Richman, Suzanne & David Robinson, Elaine Binder Robinson, Joan G. Robinson, Karen Romney, Ms. Becky Rosales, Arlene & Jerry Rosin, Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Rothblum, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Rubin, Ron & Sharon Ryan, Alexandra & Edward Saborio, David A. & Karen Richards Sachs, Harvey & Peggy Saferstein, Ms. JoAnne Saltman, Linda R. Saltzman, Karen & Larry Samuels, Victoria & Orman Sartwell, Alexander & Mariette Sawchuk, Patricia Scarborough, Mia Schiavone, Eloise Schlesinger & Peggy J. Schlesinger, Anne Schrader, From Darlene in Memory of Harry Schultz, Karin & Christof Schwab, Robert & Monica Schwaniger, Ruth A. Seigle & Laura Seigle, Harry Selvin, Robert & Sue Shadur, Robin Share, Lynn Sharp, Kevin M. Shiramizu & Michael J. Kerkman, Robyn Schreiber, Jacqueline & Harvey Shulman, Gene Siciliano & Karen J. Dellosso, Ken & Marinette Simon, Slater Family Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Paul L. Smith, Karen Smits, David Snow, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sobelle, Dr. Marion & Matthew Solomon, Colonel & Mrs. S. M. Soukup, Deirdre Spalding, Bruce Spector, Dr. & Mrs. Russell C. Spoto, Marilyn & Errol Stambler, Stephen Steging, Allen & Arleen Steiner, Barbara Ann Sterling, J. Franklin Stewart, Gail Goldberg Stoter, Maria Straith, Dr. Arthur H. Streeter, Antoinette Strelich, William R. Stringer, Dr. William Sutton, Ellen & Wing Tam, John Ballinger & Rodney Davis, Ms. Linda Thomas, Hon. Sandra Thompson, Patricia & Michael Thorne, Sandra & Laurens Thurman, Charles S. Tilghman, Vernon T. Tolo, Elizabeth Topkis, Sissie Torrance, Patricia R. Torres, Gwendolyn Hamilton Tucker, John & Kristine Vara, Pamela Villanueva, George Vissio, Margaret A. Wagner CPA, Laurie & Ira Waldman, Maryann Walker/ Walker Advertising, Kathryn & Thomas Weber, Janice & Larry Weiner, Lauri Weiss, Kathy Weisshaar, Nora & Peter Wendel, John & Martha Wengert, Dr. Clyde Wesp, Seniel Ostrow, Doroth Ostrow Foundation, Marshall L. Williams, Dr. Libby F. Wilson, Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Wolf, Stephen E. Wright, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yoder-Edney, Dr. & Mrs. Gary Yontef, Kenneth Yoon, Anne & Alan Zuckerman

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DONOR RECOGNITION

Center Theatre Group Affiliates Kim White Peterson, President

The Affiliates have supported Center Theatre Group since 1971. Through volunteering and fundraising, members introduce young people to the magic of live theatre.

EXECUTIVE BOARD Anne Bruner*

Jerri Nagelberg

Cariline Davis Dyer

Diane Neubauer*

Ilene Eisenberg

Sheila Poncher*

Joan Greiff

Carmen Schaye

Roberta Haft*

Maggy Simon

Christine Harte

Carole Solomon

Tobé Karns

Marilyn Stambler*

Diane Kessler*

Donna Sussman*

Thea F. Koss

Janice Brock Wallace*

Rita Lee

Janice Weiner

Diane Lesser

Rosalind Zane*

MEMBERS Gail Ann Andrews

Beau Lavine

Arthe P. Anthony

Annie Maria Lehrer

Sandy Avchen♦

Marilyn Levin♦

Janet Barnet*♦

Helen Gordon Lowy

Sue Bass

Dr. Elizabeth Lu

Judith Beckmen*♦

Marianne Mandel

Marjorie Bender

Phyllis Massing, Ph.D

Marjorie Ann Beradino

Jacqueline Nach

Lanie Bernhard

Deena Nahmias

Deena Blum

Gina Russ Posalski*♦

Lestrita Boardman♦

Anne Reismann

Audrey L. Bornstein

Sharon Reisz

Alice Desobry Bowens ♦

Irene Ribner

Roanna Araneta Brown

Harriett Chatters Rose♦

Elnora Guerrero Campos

Lois Rosen♦

Wilma Glenn Chappelle

Marla Rubin

Marlene Theresa Charbonnet

Gaile Gray Ryan

Barbara Mansfield Cheyne*♦

Marsha Tauber Sallai

Bonnie Sachs ♦ June Sanders Sattler*♦

Jan Cobert

Kelly Schiffer*

Victoria Cushey

Zrelda Sealey

Mary Levin Cutler♦

Joyce Siegel

Babe Eagle

Robbie J. Solomon

Gloria H. Ellwood*

Marilyn Lee Stark

Lynda Wolfson Fadel

Carol Stein

Stephanie Fisher-White Ruth Flinkman-Marandy Joey Freed♦ Carolyn H. Fried

Judy Stone Betsy Straszheim Gloria Stroock-Stern Rosalyn Holt Swartz

Ava O. Fries*♦

Louise Taper

Carole A. Gillie

Katherine L. Todd*

Linda Goldfein

Phyllis Teller

Linda Goldman♦

Roberta Turkat

Dina Goldstein

Sue Tsao ♦

Debra C. Gordon

Elinor Turner

Brindell Gottlieb

Carol Le-Veque-Uri

Carol Halperin

Barbara Van Orden

Stephanie Hibler

Donna Marie Venick*

Audrey V. Jessup

Fern Wallace

Barbara Krasnoff

*Past Presidents ♦Executive Board Members at Large

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DONOR RECOGNITION

Sponsors

Theatre Forward

Center Theatre Group is grateful to these companies for their generous support.

Theatre Forward advances the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres, including Center Theatre Group. Theatre Forward and its theatres are most grateful to the below funders. (DONORS LISTED AS OF FEBRUARY 2017.)

WHERE ART COMES TO LIFE

THEATRE EXECUTIVES ($50,000–$99,000)

SUPPORTERS ($2,500‑$9,999)

Bank of America*

Mitchell J. Auslander*•

The Schloss Family Foundation•

Disney/ABC Television Group*

Wells Fargo*•

Paula A. Dominick*•

BENEFACTORS ($25,000-$49,999) Buford Alexander & Pamela Farr*• BNY Mellon Steven & Joy Bunson*• Citi Goldman, Sachs & Co. MetLife

Center Theatre Group appreciates the support of the following agencies: The City of Culver City City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles County Arts Commission National Endowment for the Arts U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Center Theatre Group wishes to acknowledge the California Arts Council’s many years of generous support.

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.* Kevin & Anne Driscoll John R. Dutt*• Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing*• Jessica Farr

DeWitt Stern*

Government Support

Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc.•

Mason & Kim Granger*• Brian J. Harkins*• Gregory S. Hurst*•

Morgan Stanley James S. & Lynne Turley*• Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP*

PACESETTERS ($15,000‑$24,999)

Howard and Janet Kagan• Joseph F. Kirk*• John R. Mathena *• Ogilvy & Mather† Jonathon Maurer and Gretchen Shugart*•

American Express*

Dina Merril & Ted Hartley*

Bloomberg

Newmark Holdings*

Cisco Systems, Inc.*

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.*

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

John Thomopoulos*• Evelyn Mack Truitt*

EY* Alan & Jennifer Freedman*• Frank & Bonnie

Leslie C. & Regina Quick Charitable Trust

Orlowski*•

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. National Endowment for the Arts•

*Theatre Forward Fund for New American Theatre ♦

Pfizer, Inc. •♦

Southwest Airlines

Theatermania.com/Gretchen Shugart*• George S. Smith, Jr.*• UBS

DONORS ($10,000–$14,999)

Includes In-kind support

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Theatre Forward supporters are former supporters of National Corporate Theatre Fund and Impact Creativity.

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DONOR RECOGNITION

Ovation Circle Planned Gifts Center Theatre Group is grateful to these donors, whose irrevocable deferred estate gifts to our endowment ensure the organization’s financial well-being for generations to come.

$1,000,000+

$100,000+

Shirley & Irving Ashkenas

W. Lee Bailey, M.D.

Judith & Thomas Beckmen

Angela Bardowell

Kirk & Anne Douglas

Allan & Joan Burns

Richard & Julie Kagan

Deborah M. Hyde

Martin Massman

Sarah & Andy Kane

Betty McMicken in honor of Jeanette Shammas

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh

Diane & Leon Morton

The Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation

Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin

Darell L. Krasnoff

$500,000+

Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald

Richard & Norma Camp

Joyce & Kent Kresa

Mary Levin Cutler Susan Grode

Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D.

Virginia Hayes

Carol & Douglas Mancino

Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr.

Nan Rae

Merle & Peter Mullin

Bruce & Randy Ellen Ross

Linda S. Peterson

$50,000+

Sue Tsao Magda & Frederick R. Waingrow

The Moira Byrne Foster Foundation Mr. Kim L. Hunter

$250,000+

Sally & Frank Raab

Pamela & Dennis Beck

Wes Schaefer & Cathy King-Schaefer

Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie

$25,000+ Charles Dillingham & Susan D. Clines

Edward L. Rada

Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Grauman

Maggy Simon

Bob & Renee Nunn

Susan & William Weintraub

Endowment Gifts

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Director for the Arts Maurine Knighton. “At their best, these projects help artists and communities co-create cultural programs that reflect authentic relationships and mutual concern. Chisme y Queso does just that, weaving together playwriting, performance, and music into a rich tapestry that reflects the interests of local residents.” The relationship between community and artists is what makes Chisme a totally unique theatrical experience. The event begins with Community Liaison and MC Alexis de la Rocha inviting the audience to write down their own chisme on coasters. Throughout the evening, chisme is chosen out of a jar, and the actors must transform the stories into performance, using the few props they have on hand. The writers’ short skits are interspersed among the improvised chisme. It’s a whirlwind performance as the actors shift in and out of myriad characters, from jilted girlfriends to arthritic older men. The audience is unbridled in their laughter and enjoyment, as their stories are performed with not only a sense of humor but with honesty and sensitivity. At the end of the evening, the writer of the best chisme is awarded a bottle of wine, tickets to a Center Theatre Group show, and a large block of queso fresco—fresh Mexican cheese. If there’s an overarching message we hope audiences take away, it’s that “storytelling isn’t just what’s on a stage,” said Cisneros. “When you tell stories of your day, when you tell stories of your week, that is performance.”

But at the heart of Chisme y Queso—right alongside Center Theatre Group’s desire to engage with community, nurture young artists, and bring theatre into people’s everyday lives—is joy. “There’s just something about shared laughter,” said Cisneros.

These gifts ensure a stable source of support for new work and Center Theatre Group’s many initiatives to make theatre accessible to underserved audiences.

$500,000+

Brindell & Milton Gottlieb

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Hearst Foundation, Inc.

Renee & Meyer Luskin

Gloria Lothrop

John S. Surabian, Jr. and in memory of Faith and Sharon Ann Surabian

Richard G. & Virginia L. Martin

$250,000+

$50,000+

The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation

$100,000+ Betsy & Harold Applebaum

Louise Taper

Ellen & Michael S. Korney Dorothy & Richard Sherwood

$25,000+ Abbott Brown

Judith & Thomas Beckmen

Linda Brown

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation

Dr. Tom Hickey

Maynard & Linda Brittan Center Theatre Group Affiliates

Greve Foundation Diane & Leon Morton

$10,000+

Kenneth Corday

A and J Davidson Skipper Award Fund

Regina Fadiman

Levine Foundation

Barbara & Peter Fodor

Carolyn & Kit Lokey

Ava & Charles Fries

Betty & Sanford Sigoloff

For more information on making a planned or endowment gift, call Becky Birdsong at 213.972.7532.

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Audience members enjoying chisme at Eastside Luv. photo by cristi burgos/cbgraphy.

Vicki King

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with guest curator T I L ER P EC K

JULY 28–30

THE MUSIC CENTER’S DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION

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GROUPS OF 10+: (213) 972-8555 | MCGROUPSALES@MUSICCENTER.ORG Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild. Photo courtesy of NYC Dance Project.

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Through the support of the Board of Supervisors, the County of Los Angeles plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SHEILA J. KUEHL Third District, KATHRYN BARGER Fifth District, MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS Second District, Chairman, JANICE HAHN Fourth District, HILDA L. SOLIS First District

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Photo by Kim Williams

ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS

In partnership with The Ford Theatres, as part of IGNITE @ the FORD, The Music Center On Location presents three special evenings at the beautifully renovated amphitheatre.

08.18.17

Aszure Barton & Artists

08.19.17

The Music Center On Location and Ford Theatres present:

Jacob Jonas The Company and Tim Hecker

08.20.17

JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY AND TIM HECKER

Jacob Jonas photo by Matthew Brush

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Music Center On Location™ is a newly launched initiative that takes The Music Center’s artistic vision beyond the places and spaces of its Downtown Los Angeles home and into diverse venues and locales throughout greater Los Angeles. The Music Center curates and presents distinctive artistic content in locations outside its 22-acre campus and brings its innovative, creative approaches to the arts to a wider audience. This program expands The Music Center’s focus beyond the world-class artistic programming it currently offers on the stages its iconic theatres and outdoor plaza to locations outside of its physical footprint. More information at musiccenter.org/onlocation

08.18.17

Tim Hecker photo by Emily Berl

AUGUST 18 – 20, 2017 AT THE FORD THEATRES

INTRODUCING

Northern Stars, an evening with Rufus Wainwright

08.19.17

Photo by Matthew Welch

NORTHERN STARS, AN EVENING WITH RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit fordtheatres.org

08.20.17

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TUE 06 JUNE / 5:30 p.m. EVERY TUE Bootcamp GRAND PARK Thru 9/26

FRI 23 JUNE / 7:00 p.m. EVERY FRI DANCE DTLA: Dance Downtown GRAND PARK

SUN 11 JUNE / 2:00 p.m. Sunday Sessions GRAND PARK

FRI 23 JUNE / 7:30 p.m. Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Tchaikovsky Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Thru 6/25

TUE 13 JUNE / 8:00 p.m. Thru 6/4 Young Caesar LA PHIL Walt Disney Concert Hall

FRI 23 JUNE / 8:30 p.m. Partch REDCAT Thru 6/24

THU 15 JUNE / 8:00 p.m. Thumbprint LA OPERA REDCAT Thru 6/18

SAT 24 JUNE / 1:00 p.m. Big Sing L.A. LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE GRAND PARK

FRI 16 JUNE / 11:30 p.m. SLEEPLESS: The Music Center After Hours Walt Disney Concert Hall SAT 17 JUNE / 2:00 p.m. Lux Aeterna LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 6/22

WED 28 JUNE / 8:00 p.m. Heisenberg CENTER THEATRE GROUP Mark Taper Forum Thru 8/6 FRI 30 JUNE / 9:00 p.m. DANCE DTLA: DJ Nights GRAND PARK

SAT 17 JUNE / 5:00 p.m. Chalk Circles REDCAT Thru 8/20

2017 Visit musiccenter.org for additional information on all upcoming events. facebook.com/MusicCenterLA

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