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Welcome friends of Iowa State University and C.Y. Stephens Auditorium! Thank you for coming to share this performance with us. You are now part of a grand tradition that has involved artists who have come to Ames from all over the globe and the generations who have benefited from the arts. Stephens Auditorium is the result of visionary dreamers who, more than 45 years ago, worked passionately to build a performance hall unparalleled in the state of Iowa. It stands beautifully today as a shining testament to their vision and their efforts. This elegant 2,729-seat auditorium is poised to host an exciting and eclectic array of 22 touring acts, nearly half of which originate from outside the U.S. We have filled the calendar with dance (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), music (national orchestras from Cuba and China and Vienna Boys Choir), and avant garde performances like TRACES, a show created by the Montreal-based troupe of 7 Fingers who transform everything you thought you knew about the Big Top. The national tour of Shrek: The Musical will make its central Iowa premiere in February and the Blue Man Group returns in March for the first time since 2006, bringing its unique and intimate theatre performance style to the stage. Tribute bands continue to be popular events, and this year is no exception: Experience the Beatles with RAIN, and re-live the concerts of ABBA with ARRIVAL from Sweden. All are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right. For a full listing of the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series, please refer to our ad located in the color section of this program. We thank you for your support and patronage of the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Enjoy the show!

Steven Leath President Iowa State University

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Mark North General Manager Stephens Auditorium



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By arrangement with Opus 3 Artists

Imago Theatre

ZooZoo Created by

Carol Triffle & Jerry Mouawad Original Music Katie Griesar

Light Design Jeff Forbes

Jonathan Godsey

Performed by

Darren McCarthy

David King

Keyon Gaskin

Pratik Motwani

Creature Fabrication

Carol Triffle Jerry Mouawad Mark Forrest Cati Thomas Company Stage Manager Kayla Scrivner

Technical Director Chris Balo

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ZooZoo Bugeyes Hippos Anteaters Frogs Paper Bag Polar Bears -----Intermission---Cats Larvabatic Windbags Penguins Paper

Please turn off all cell phones. All photography and recording devices prohibited. Program subject to change. ZooZoo is made possible by grants from Meyer Memorial Trust Collins Foundation Regional Arts and Culture Council Wyss Foundation James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation 4

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IMAGO THEATRE Founded in 1979 by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Imago Theatre’s original productions have toured internationally for over three decades. Imago’s signature works have appeared thrice at the acclaimed New Victory Theater on Broadway in New York; FROGZ (2000, 2002) and ZooZoo (2010.) The universal nature of Imago’s world has won audience and critical acclaim in tours across Asia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. The company was awarded the New York Dance Film Award and “Best Touring Production” by the Independent Reviewers of New England. Imago has been hailed by critics world-wide for their range of original work. Working out of a large 18,000 square foot theatre laboratory in Portland, Oregon, Imago’s ensemble of actors, dancers, designers, fabricators and musicians become alchemists seeking fresh perspectives of performance. The company has been honored for mask theatre pieces that have appealed to a wide age range, as well as for innovative works that push the boundaries of form, design and story. Imago Theatre’s methodology is based on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq (1921-1999.) Ms. Triffle studied extensively with Mr. Lecoq completing his exclusive pedagogical program. Drawing inspiration from Mr. Lecoq, Imago Theatre aims to place form and design at the forefront of theatre creation and infuses each production with an idiosyncratic physical energy. In 2006, the company’s innovative production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit ran at two Tony Award-winning theatres – American Repertory Theater and The Hartford Stage Company. The United States premiere of Caryl Churchill’s A Number was produced by Imago Theatre in 2003. In 2012 the company produced the English language premiere of Yukio Mishima’s The Black Lizard. CAROL TRIFFLE (Co-Creator) Carol completed a third year pedagical program with Jacques Lecoq in 1997 after studying him for two previous years in 1986-1988. A member of the dance company The Company We Keep, she founded Imago Theatre in 1979 with Jerry Mouawad and began touring the United States with original mask theatre. In 1997 she wrote and directed Ginger’s Green which marked the beginning of her canon of original music-theater works that includes Ajax, Oh Lost Weekend, No Can Do, Missing Mona. In 2006 her music-theatre works changed form after influences from Richard Maxwell and often featured anti-clown heros played by Danielle Vermette and Mouawad in works titled Hit Me in The Stomach, Mix Up, The Dinner, Simple People, Backs Like That and Splat. She co-directed FROGZ and ZooZoo with Mouawad on Broadway. Carol has staged works for The Jefferson Dancers and The Oregon Symphony. Her acting appearances in Mouawad’s original plays include Dead End Ed, Samuel’s Major Problems, Serial Killer Parents, Apis, Tick Tack Type, Stage Left Lost and Zugzwang. Awards include Best Touring Production by the Independent Reviewers of New England, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, New York Dance Film Awards, and Portland Theatre Awards for choreography, costume design, and best original play. JERRY MOUAWAD (Co-Creator) Jerry studied the teachings of Jacques Lecoq at the Hayes-Marshall School of Theatre Arts. After co-founding Imago Theatre with Carol Triffle, he went on to collaborate with her for 14 years, creating mask pieces before exploring experimental theatre. He staged two works by Richard Foreman: Samuel’s Major Problems and Symphony of Rats. He has adapted magical realism literature for the stage incorporating multimedia, puppetry and stage illusion in Verdad (in collaboration with Triffle) and Half Light. Modern classic adaptations include Blood Wedding, The Imaginary Invalid, Exit the King, Uncle Vanya and The Black Lizard. His adaptation of Sartre’s No Exit on a moving stage played at American Repertory Theatre and Hartford Stage Company. He has staged work for BodyVox, The Portland Opera and The Oregon Symphony. The United States premiere of Caryl Churchill’s A Number was directed by Jerry at Imago Theatre. His series of original silent works titled “Opera Beyond Words” includes Apis, or the Taste of Honey; The Cuban Missile Crisis; Tick Tack Type; Stage Left Lost and Zugzwang. On Broadway he co-directed FROGZ (2000, 2002) and ZooZoo (2010) with Triffle. He has appeared as actor in Triffle’s original works Ajax, Ginger’s Green, Oh Lost Weekend, Missing Mona, The Dinner, Simple People, Backs Like That and Splat. Awards include Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, Portland Theater Guild Fellowship, Best Director by the Independent Reviewers of New England, the New York Dance Film Award, and Portland Theatre awards for acting, light design, choreography, and best original play. Standing OVATION 2012-2013 SEASON


KATIE GRIESAR (Original Music) Katie makes music with guitar, antique and toy musical instruments, found objects, collected sounds, awkward gestures, wrong notes, and other damaged goods. A graduate of Vassar College and the American Repertory Theatre Institute at Harvard University, she is a three-time Portland Drama Critics Circle Award winner for her music/sound work with Imago Theatre, where she is currently Resident Composer. Her work with Imago Theatre spans some 20 shows and includes the original music scores for FROGZ, Biglittlethings, and this year’s ZooZoo. She has also contributed original music/sound to works by choreographers Linda Austin, Catherine Egan, Mary Oslund, Cydney Wilkes, filmmaker James Westby, Mona Huneidi’s stop motion animation film Katching and is a founding member of Hopeless Theatre. JEFF FORBES (Light Design) Jeff is a Portland based lighting designer working primarily in theatre and dance. He is a nine-time winner of the Willie and Drammy Awards for theatre for such companies as Artists Repertory Theatre, Imago Theatre, the Musical Theatre Company, Storefront Theatre, and Tygres Heart Shakespeare Co. Jeff has designed for American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, MA), the New Rose Theatre, Portland Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage,  Portland Actors Conservatory, and many others. He tours nationally and internationally with Imago Theatre, the Deborah Hay Dance Company and Antony and the Johnsons. His work in dance and performance includes frequent collaborations with choreographers such as Linda Austin, Tahni Holt, Linda K Johnson, NorthWest Dance Project, Josie Moseley, Mary Oslund, Sally Silvers, and Cydney Wilkes. Jeff is currently the Technical Manager for White Bird Dance, a presenting organization based in Portland, and has served as a technical director for PICA’s TBA Festival since its beginning in 2003. He is a co-founder, with Linda Austin, of Performance Works NorthWest, for which he also serves as technical director. JONATHAN GODSEY (Performer) Jonathan became interested in theatre in 1998 at the ripe young age of 28. Since then, he has performed in numerous national FROGZ tours with Imago, including runs at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA, and New Victory in the Big Apple. Jonathan’s other Imago appearances include Oh Lost Weekend, The Imaginary Invalid, Biglittlethings and Stage Left Lost. He currently studies Aikido at Two Rivers Aikikai in Portland and eventually plans to apply his extensive studies of Taichichuan and Aikido to the art of stage combat. DARREN MCCARTHY (Performer) is thrilled to return to the cast of ZooZoo for a third season. Past Imago productions include: Carol Triffle’s The Dinner, Jerry Mouawad’s Apis, Triffle’s Simple People, Mouawad’s Cuban Missile Tango, Mouawad’s Tic Tack Type, Triffle’s Backs Like That and most recently Mouawad’s Stage Left Lost. Darren graduated from New England College in Henniker, NH in 2007, where he received a bachelor’s degree in theatre and was the president of The Carriage Theatre Ensemble during his junior and senior year. DAVID KING (Performer) This is David’s second season with Imago Theatre. David started acting during his school days. He was selected out of hundreds of auditionees as the lead in the national student production of Thoroughly Modern Millie where he worked with Broadway lyricist, Dick Scanlan. He also performed in several productions while attending the University of Evansville. His roles included: (Erik) Grand Hotel The Musical, (Witch) Dark of the Moon, (Bensinger) The Front Page, and (Billy) The Goat or, Who is Sylvia. David was also a featured vocalist for productions with Pivot Dance Company in Portland, Oregon. He is extremely excited to be touring with ZooZoo. KEYON GASKIN (Performer) Keyon graduated with a B.S. in Marketing & Theatre from the University of Central Missouri in 2006 and has since focused on performing, teaching, creating, and exploring movement and theatre internationally.  Prior to touring with Imago, Keyon performed in the following Imago productions: Tick, Tack, Type, Stage Left Lost, and Zugzwang, and is elated to be back for a second touring season with a company he enjoys and admires.  He’d like to thank his Ma, sister, nephew and all his family/friends for everything.


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PRATIK MOTWANI (Performer) Pratik is an actor from Mumbai, India. He holds an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. As a voice over artist, Pratik has lent his voice to Dev Patel (the protagonist) in the Indian version of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Pratik is also the co-founder of Rangeelay Theatre Ensemble, based in Mumbai, India. In 2010, he co-created the social outreach wing of the company with a workshop and performance program EK aur EK Gyarah (One Plus One = Eleven) in partnership with over 10 international aid organizations. The project reached thousands of street children, pediatric cancer patients, students and teachers in Delhi and Mumbai. Recently Pratik and his company created IN’Tents – A Conservation Comedy in the Great Outdoors as a response to the budget cuts in the national and state park system in the United States. The show reached over 1,300 families camping all the way from the Redwood Parks to Rocky Mountain National Park. He has also worked as a performing artist with The Dell’Arte Company’s production of The Nutcaper and their recent production Mary Jane-The Musical. This is Pratik’s first year working with Imago and he is stoked about it. KAYLA SCRIVNER (Production Stage Manager) Kayla studied dance and technical theatre at Portland State University working in Lincoln Hall for over 15 years. From 1993-1997 she taught dance at The Edna Manley College of Fine and Performing Arts in Jamaica and danced with The National Dance Theatre of Jamaica. Kayla worked as technical coordinator with White Bird Productions for nine years. Kayla has also worked with Northwest Dance Theatre, The Portland Ballet, Bodyvox, and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. CHRIS BALO (Technical Director) Chris is pleased to be returning to Imago Theatre on tour.  Chris spends time working with Bodyvox Dance, White Bird Dance, Portland State University, PICA, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Lakewood Theatre Company, IATSE Local 28, & several others in a variety of capacities from audio/video to stage management to scenic carpentry to production electrician & lighting design.  Recent and memorable production highlights include: Pirates of Penzance with Eugene Opera (stage manager), Down in the Valley at the 2007 Kurt Weill Fesitval in Dassau & Berlin, Germany with Bel Canto NW (lighting & projection design), The Portland Christmas Revels 2006 (lighting design), Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (lighting design), Bel Canto NW at PSU 2004-2006 seasons (lighting design & technical direction), Greek with Nimrod Opera of Zurich, Switzerland (lighting design), Sour Angelica & Gianni Schicchi at PSU Opera(lighting design), Toxic Avenger the Musikill (lighting design & technical direction), St. Nicholas with Cygnet Theatre (stage managment & technical direction), The Dinner Party with Lakewood Theatre Company (lighting design), and many more.  Chris is always in search of the next great challenge wherever it may take him. MARK FORREST (Resident Fabricator) Mark is co-founder with Susan Bonde of Bon Design which designs and constructs mascots, walk-arounds and other unusual creatures. Mark has been involved in theatre design and construction for over two decades including for projects Wee Sing, Oregon Children’s Theater, ORLO, Sea World. Mark has been designing and constructing for Imago since 2003. He worked closely with Carol Triffle to bring to life Imago’s ‘Dino.’ CATI THOMAS (Fabricator) Cati was born and raised in England. She started sewing at seven and a few years later set off to work in the costume shops of regional and London theatres. A taste for adventure led her and her sewing machine to the American Northwest where, for 20 years, she led a domestic life in Central Oregon. She has performed in, directed and costumed numerous community theatre and dance productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Charley’s Aunt, Death Trap, Oliver, Swan Lake and Trojan Women. When she returned to Portland three years ago it was her heart’s desire to work at Imago Theatre and see the inside of an orb. She has since become intimately acquainted with the insides of many of Imago’s creatures. This is her sixth season at Imago. She would like to thank her three children.

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IOWA STATE CENTER STAFF Mark North Missy Borton Kay Lande

General Manager Administrative Assistant Administrative Receptionist

Linda Wilcox Helen Nelson Susan Lund

Business & Finance Business Manager Accounts Payable Administrator Payroll & Personnel Administrator

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Technically Speaking A Behind-the-Scenes interview with Stephens Auditorium Technical Director, Steve Harder Q: How long have you been the Technical Director (TD) at Stephens Auditorium? Steve Harder: I joined the staff in 1975 and became Stephens’ TD in the early ‘80s. I was lucky to follow in the footsteps of a very experienced TD who had opened the building and worked out some of the startup kinks. Q. How would you describe your role as TD? Steve: My crew and I do our “Iowa best” to meet the needs of each performance – if the traveling talent and crew have a good day, then the audience will see a great performance. Q. What are your responsibilities? Steve: I hire, schedule and train the part-time stagehand crew, read tech riders and estimate expenses for management, work during many of the events, and do my best to solve whatever technical problems come up. Q. What do you find are the expectations of the acts that come in? Steve: The tech rider attached to the talent contract gives us a lot of details; we try to provide everything the act expects. But my crew usually exceeds those expectations by striving to make the stay in Ames as smooth and trouble free as possible. Q. What are perks of the job? Steve: Flexible schedule, every day is different, excellent staff and parttime crew. It’s still exciting after 30 years in the same job. Q. What are the challenges of the position? Steve: Maintaining an aging facility during tight budget times. Q. What are you looking forward to this season? Steve: The largest tech challenge will be Blue Man Group (March 25-26, 2013). They usually travel in 6 semi’s – which really fills up Stephens. 10

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About a third of the show is loaded in and most of that flies over the stage. The next third is the stage riser setup. And then the last third is mostly backstage – with large areas laid out for video production. Luckily we don’t get much blue paint on the walls, so clean up is easy. Q. What keeps you coming back, year after year? Steve: What really keeps me coming back is the opportunity to work with our part time crew – young college students, getting on with their lives, working hard and having fun at Stephens. Most of them are not pursuing a career in theater, but every work day they help ensure the success of that night’s performance. I cannot overemphasize the contribution that our student crews make to the success of Stephens Auditorium. Q. Have here been any memorable problem-solving situations? Steve: There was the time we had to cut the leg off a Steinway Grand piano using a power hack saw, but it’s a long story ...

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GUEST INFORMATION Our audience members are a valuable part of every performance at Stephens Auditorium. After all, without you, we wouldn’t be here. To ensure you have an enjoyable experience at Stephens Auditorium, please take a moment to read the following information. Enjoy the performance! Admittance: All doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain time and the house opens 30 minutes before curtain time. Arriving late: As a courtesy to the performers and other audience members, we cannot immediately seat guests who arrive after the performance starts. Latecomers will be admitted as soon as there is an appropriate break in the performance. Cameras and recording devices: Taking photographs and the use of recording devices is prohibited and a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Photos will be deleted from memory cards and cell phones; tape and film will be confiscated. Cancellations: Typically, weather related cancellations are not decided until hours before curtain time and will be announced by the media whenever possible. For specific performance information, guests can call the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office at 515294-2479, the Administration Office at 515-294-3347, or check our web site at for updates. Cell phones and pagers: All cell phones, pagers and alarm watches should be turned off. Guests expecting messages should leave 12

their cell phones or pagers at the Guest Services Desk, along with their seat locations. Guests may also leave their seat location and the Guest Services number, 515294-2313, with the calling party. Children: Every audience member (infants included) must occupy a seat and have a ticket. Please use discretion when deciding which events are appropriate for children. To learn about performances recommended for young children, please contact the Ticket Office at 515-294-2479. Guests are also asked to be considerate of their young ones and other guests by excusing themselves if their child becomes disruptive during the performance. Coat check: A free coat check is available on the ground floor, just west of the Celebrity CafĂŠ. The Iowa State Center is not responsible for loss of personal property. Elevators: Elevators are located in the lobbies of all floors on the north side of Stephens Auditorium. First aid assistance: First Aid Assistance is provided by Mary Greeley Medical Center. If you need assistance, please visit the Guest Services Desk or ask your usher for details.

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Food and beverages: Food and beverages may be purchased at concession stands located in the lobby areas of the main floor and ground floor before the performance and during intermission. Gift certificates: Give the gift of entertainment! Gift certificates may be purchased at the Ticket Office in one-dollar increments. Groups: For most shows, groups of 15 or more receive a $5 discount off adult prices. Call 515-294-2479 for more information. Guest services: The Guest Services Desk is located in the main floor lobby on the north side of Stephens Auditorium. ISU Student Ticket Discounts: ISU students can purchase tickets to most Performing Arts Series events for $25 or three shows for $65.* There is a limit of one ticket per performance, per student ID. Funded by the Government of the Student Body (GSB). *Restrictions apply for some performances. Three for $65 offer valid with the purchase of a student savings card. Lost and found items: Lost items may be reported, turned in or claimed at the Guest Services Desk located on the main floor during an event. After an event,

please contact us at 515-294-3347, Mon–Fri, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Lost and found items are kept for 30 days. Parking: Free parking is available in the lots south and east of Stephens Auditorium. Lots A-1 and B-3 are reserved for Performing Arts Fund Donors who contribute $250 or more. Lots are reserved up to 15 minutes prior to show time and are subject to availability. Parking for mobility-impaired guests is available in the fire lane located west of Stephens Auditorium. Public Amenities: Restrooms are located on the ground floor and first balcony lobby area. Additional facilities can be found in the first and second balcony towers. Women’s facilities are house left (as you face the stage) and men’s are house right. Restrooms equipped for the mobilityimpaired are located on the ground floor. Smoke-Free Environment: Smoking is not allowed in Stephens Auditorium. The Iowa State Center buildings and grounds are smoke-free. Ticket exchange: Ticket exchange is an exclusive benefit available only to Performing Arts Series Subscribers and only available for Performing Arts Series events.

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SERVICES FOR GUESTS Every effort is made to ensure every guest has an enjoyable experience at Stephens Auditorium. Should you have additional questions or require special accommodations, please make arrangements with the Ticket Office when purchasing tickets. ATM: For your convenience, an ATM is located in the Ticket Office lobby. The ATM is accessible during regular business hours and for the duration of all performances.

Background Materials: To learn more about the artists before you come to Stephens, we post biographies of the performers, composers and authors. You can also preview the event with audio and video samples at

Listening devices: Infrared listening devices to clarify and amplify sound are available free of charge at the Guest Services Desk in the main floor lobby. The supply is limited and dispensed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Seating: Wheelchair seating and special seating for the hearing and visually impaired is available for all performances.

Sign Language Interpretation: When possible, we will arrange to provide sign language interpretation and tape-recorded programs. Requests for these services must be made one month in advance.

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BRING A GROUP AND SHARE SPECIAL MOMENTS The finer things in life are just a little finer when shared with colleagues and friends. Why not plan your next group outing around a spectacular Stephens Auditorium performance? Imagine the thrill of the theater, the sublime sounds of a symphony orchestra, or the riotous laughter of a comedy — all moments your group can share! With bountiful menu options, flexible spaces, and a wide selection of concerts and performances at the Iowa State Center, the opportunities for your group events are endless! For more information about group benefits or to start planning your event, contact the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office at 515-294-2479, toll-free at 1-877-843-2368 or visit

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG MINDS Parents and educators know that helping a student develop creativity and imagination is one of the most important things they can do, but it’s no easy assignment. Helping to complete the education formula, our Youth Matinee Series energizes, engages and enhances the overall learning process for students through the magic and wonder of live performing arts experiences produced by professional touring artists. Performances are geared toward enriching students’ lives and illustrating the dynamic relationship between literature, social studies, history, science, math, world cultures and the performing arts.

Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute The Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute was established through a generous endowment by long-time Marshalltown resident, the late Martha-Ellen Tye. It brings a unique blend of arts experiences to students of all ages through matinee performances, teaching activities in schools, demonstrations and workshops. Now in its 14th year, the program has served more than 150,000 students in grades PreK-12 from across the state of Iowa. Mrs. Tye believed strongly in the power and importance of arts education and vigorously supported programs that develop the “whole person — body, mind and spirit.” The Youth Matinee Series is underwritten by this endowment, which allows us to keep prices affordable. Resource guides for each performance can be downloaded for free by teachers, students, and parents to further explore the art forms and identify curricular connections, increasing the educational value of the learning experience. If you would like to learn more about these performances, contact Sara Compton, Outreach Coordinator, at 515-294-7389, e-mail, or visit


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For Pre-K – Grade 12

October 22, 2012

Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute Clifford the Big Red Dog – LIVE!

November 13, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Great Mountain Friday, November 2, 2012

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Charlotte’s Web Friday, February 1, 2013

Iowa State University Symphony* Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Civil War

November 2, 2012

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Seussical Monday, April 15, 2013

Romeo & Juliet* Seussical

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ramona Quimby Monday, April 29, 2013 Performances at 10 am & 12:30 pm

February 12, 2013

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THE ART OF PROGRAMMING THE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES Do you wonder how the eclectic mix of performances on the Performing Arts Series comes together? And how do we choose the dates? Contrary to the notion that the Performing Arts Series is selected randomly, much like picking shows from a hat, programming involves a lot of planning to bring the best possible collection of performances to our stage. From beginning to end, we do extensive research in choosing the performances. Our goal is to offer high-quality performances from varied genres and disciplines as diverse as our audience. Preparation for the next season begins one to two years before we announce the series each May. Discussions for the 2013-2014 series began before the 2012-2013 series was announced. The extensive planning process includes all of these considerations: 1. Priority List of Artists After scheduling the series each year, there may be performances which were considered but didn’t fit into the schedule and we keep those events on a priority list for the future. Some artists were so well received, that we want them back when the timing is right for a return performance. 2. Geographic/Routing Criteria A big question in the planning process is what performances will be touring in the Midwest and when. Artists’ agents advise which shows are available and the potential artist fees. Many events are available to play at Stephens Auditorium in mid-fall and spring, as they start their tours on either coast and route into the Midwest in October, February and March. Fewer events are available in September, December, January, and April. 3. Collecting Information Next, we collect background material on the performances from various sources, including: Agents: Most agents know the sales history of the artists and want to sell only the events that make sense for a particular venue. We discuss whether an event will fit our community and its needs.


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ISU’s Performing Arts Council: This panel of Iowa State University faculty, staff, students and community members offers valuable insights and feedback on performances. Iowa State Center staff: Staff members may attend regional and national meetings on the arts, providing an opportunity to preview artists and shows. Guest comments: Guests often have excellent intuition about artists and shows that would be successful on the series. We welcome your comments. Other sources: We monitor the artists scheduled by other presenters to see what works in markets similar to ours. Magazines like Billboard and Variety cover hot new jazz artists, classical music favorites, popular performers and offBroadway shows. 4. Talking to Artists’ Representatives Negotiations begin via phone, e-mail and at performing arts conferences. We determine how many performances our market can support and begin to shape a preliminary series. We must also consider: • balancing the types of shows and arranging dates with the university and community calendars • checking potential conflicts with other area arts presenters • budgets are generated for each potential event to ensure there is a balance between financial responsibility and artistic merit, since ticket sales cover only 65% of presenting costs Now the actual booking begins and the schedule is adjusted several times until we have the right mix of performances. Talent fees, ticket prices, performance dates and hundreds of other details are ironed out. When all parties agree, we finalize the event and sign the contracts. However, nothing is set in stone. Scheduling conflicts, changes in tour funding, and other circumstances can change even ‘finalized’ performances. At last, the Performing Arts Series is announced to the public! (Of course, we’re already planning great shows for next season.)

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THESE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE SHOW. When you think of Stephens Auditorium, we hope you think of it not just as a venue for seeing the performing arts, but also as a place where you are engaged as an active participant in the arts. The following events will enhance your visit and make each experience more fulfilling. Master Classes: In master classes, artists will meet with groups of students, usually from Iowa State University and other area schools, and share their knowledge and insight as professional performers. In some cases, the artists will even provide a class for the entire community. Free Previews in the Celebrity Café: Engaging presentations offered by topic experts, ISU faculty members or members of the professional touring group provide unique insights before each performance. Previews are free for ticket holders and occur 30 minutes before curtain time. You’ll find the Celebrity Café on the ground floor lobby in Stephens, on the north side of the auditorium. Overture Dinner: If you are attending the China National Symphony Orchestra, you can arrive early, get a prime parking space and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Scheman Building before strolling over to Stephens. With an informative presentation about the evening’s concert and cash bar available, it’s a great way to dine before a show. Tickets to the pre-concert meal, which includes dessert and beverages, are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 12 & under and must be purchased in advance. Pre-show Family Events: Join us in the Celebrity Café for family fun and activities with other guests before Shrek: The Musical and Blue Man Group. To learn more about these activities and other pre- and post-show events, call 515-294-3347, toll-free 1-877-843-2368 or visit

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THEATER ETIQUETTE In today’s world, everyone seems to have less time and more stress, making the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy an event that much more meaningful. A visit to the theater can provide a wonderful escape, so here are some tips that will ensure you — and the guests around you — will have an even more enjoyable trip to Stephens Auditorium. “Fashionably Late” is never in style Please arrive early enough to find your seat before the curtain rises. After the performance has begun, latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable moment before being seated. The same reminder applies at intermission. Sit back, relax, and... “Hello?” Just as the performance transports you from your earthly boundaries, your neighbor suddenly starts beeping like a fire alarm or has an obviously less-than-crucial phone call about some friend’s new haircut. Please be considerate of your neighbors, just as you would expect the same consideration from them, and turn off all cell phones, pagers and watches with alarms. With the outstanding acoustics in the auditorium, these sounds will distract and annoy everyone. If needed, you can arrange to be notified in the event of an emergency call. See “Cell Phones and Pagers” on page 12 for details. Talk of the Town We’re delighted if the performance becomes the “talk of the town,” but please wait until intermission or the final curtain to carry on conversations. You might also consider reserving any negative feedback until you are in private. People have differing opinions about creative events, and after all, you could be sitting next to the conductor’s mother or a company member’s spouse.


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An Evening with the Family Children are always welcome at Iowa State Center events. However, some performances require an adult attention span and a quiet auditorium. Please be considerate of both your young ones and the rest of the audience by excusing yourself with your child if he or she becomes disruptive during the performance. Not sure if your little one will enjoy the show? Give us a call at 515-294-3347 or toll-free 1-877843-2368 to find out which events are especially suited for children or to arrange a special seating location so everyone can enjoy the performance. Remember, all guests (regardless of age) must have a ticket. Hearing a Pin Drop If you should need a cough drop or candy to help soothe a scratchy throat, please try to open the wrapper quickly and at an appropriate time (a scene change, applause, etc.). A good tip: unwrap a few lozenges before entering the auditorium. A Star is Born Performing arts enrich our community’s cultural life and bring a variety of entertainers to our backyard. These talented artists may be performing in your favorite musical or playing a well-known concerto, but you may be sitting near people who aren’t familiar with the piece. Please resist humming, singing along, or finishing a line for the actors. Good Neighbors Should you find yourself near someone who chooses to violate the rules of common courtesy, please remember that a quiet reminder or a polite “shh” can be very effective. If needed, ask an usher to help resolve the issue. Great Escape A quick departure is noticed by everyone in the audience and especially by the performers on stage. Making a mad dash for the exit expresses inconsideration to everyone in the auditorium. Please stay until the house lights go up. Should you need to make an exit before the final curtain call, please be discreet and considerate to others in your row. Keeping Up Appearances Help us preserve the ambience of Stephens Auditorium by depositing all trash in the appropriate receptacles located in the lobby areas.

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Thank you for Supporting the Performing Arts Fund and Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Contributors as of January 1, 2013

Impresario $5,000 and above The Lauridsen Family Endowment

Mary Jean & Maurice D. Reimers Jim & Mary West Brent & Maggie Wynja

Executive Producer $2,500 and above

Principal Artist $500 and above

Jim Beckwith George C. & Susan J. Christensen Cecilia & Harry Horner Kawaler Family Charitable Foundation Beverly & Warren Madden Gary F. & Harriet M. Short Ira, Jordan & Julia White

Anonymous (2) Brian & Tanya Anderson Rick Bartosh Jane & John Baty Diane & Ken Birt Jen & Ed Buckingham Stewart L. Burger Bonny & Ray Callahan R.L. & Lenita Carstens Patricia Cotter & Peter Orazem Chris & Arnie Cowan Elizabeth Dahm Dieter & Renate Dellmann Meg E. Dobson – State Farm Insurance Randy & Cathy Fitzgerald Tom Flack Jan & Cornelia Flora Charles & Joanne Frederiksen Homer & Sandra Gartz Ethel George Susan & David Grant Justin & Heather Greenlee Thomas & Allison Greenwald Wil & Marjorie Groves Esther & Herbert Harmison Jennifer & Chad Hart Sandy & Rick Hoenig Judie & David Hoffman Patricia Hulsey

Director $1,000 and above Bob & Elizabeth Angelici Irene Beavers Elizabeth Cole Beck Kelli Bennett Jay & Karen Heldt-Chapman John & Judy Clem Wayne P. & Ferne Bonomi Davis M. Burton Drexler 1st National Bank - Ames Willa & Dave Holger Sherilyn & Mitchell Hoyer Arthur Klein Jane W. Lohnes Roger & Ruth McCullough James & Jody Mueller Mark & Andy North John & Cynthia Paschen Sue & Al Ravenscroft


Jean & Bob Humphrey Charles Hurburgh & Connie Hardy Jim & Mary Kincart Kenneth & Michelle Koehler Greg & Sue Lamont Allen & Joy Lang John Langeland Phyllis J. & Larry L. Lepke Doug & Wanda McCay Louise M. McCormick Tom & Judy McDonald Diane Muncrief Patricia A. Murphy Jim & Frankee Oleson John & Helen Olson Ted & Laura Oswald Kathy A. Parsons Mary Jane Pearson & Ramon A. Runkel Peter & Rae Reilly Dick & Sharon Richman Suzan & John Shierholz Rick & Kathy Stachon Chelon Stanzel & Ken Pap Clayton & Ruth Swenson Jeff & Ann Ver Heul Gary & Evonn Walling Duane & Megan Wolf Carol Wright Robert & Elizabeth Wych

Rising Star $250 and above Anonymous (2) Marc & Christianne Anderson Claire Andreasen & Steve Pecenka

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Doris Bacot Sheila Rae Baker Lisa Banitt & William Barry Tom & Betty Barton Mary & Bob Baumann Kay & Roger Beckett Jeffrey Benson & Margaret Elbert Kay & Roger Berger LeRoy & Kathy Bergmann Mark & Deborah Blaedel Donald & Jamie Blomgren Deanne Brill & Dean Janssen Rick & Janet Brimeyer Nancy E. Brown Lee & Lori Burras Richard & Maribeth Carlson Cheryl Case Gale Chatterton Do-Biz Foods, LLC Mary & Alan Christy Dan & Anita Clayberg Frank & Kathy Comito Charles & Teresa Connell John D. Corbett Jim & Carolyn Cornette Roger A. Deal Drake Holding Co. Larry & Barbara Ebbers Dorothy Ekberg Mary Embrey Brian & Lisa Eslinger Frank & Vikki Feilmeyer Cynthia & Lehman Fletcher Jan Fryer Wayne & Evelyn Fuller Sarah Garst Jeanne G. Gehm Karen & Joey George Dave & Carole Gieseke Chuck & Kathy Glatz Bryan & Joy Graveline Milford & Barbara Grotnes Melba & Karl Gschneidner Barbara & Karl Gwiasda Judy Hankins Larry & Linda Hansen Joseph & Mary Herriges William R. Hillyard Jon & Bonnie Hunziker Etha S. Hutchcroft

Darren & Sue Jarboe Susan Johnson Tom & Debra Johnson Marilyn & Wendell Johnson Steve & Nan Jungst Delma L. Kernan LeRoy & Susan Kester Elizabeth Keys Janann King John & Joy Kix Cathy Kling & Terry Alexander Paul & Adele Knop Jeff & Dawn Koster Marina Kraeva Dan & Sharon Krieger John & Diane Kubik Keith & Brenda Kutz John Landgraf & Phyllis Jones Jeffery & Margaret Lormor Eudene & Susan Lund Elizabeth K. Lyons Duane & Diane Madoerin Greg & Carol Madsen William & Beverly Marion Charles & Barbara Markus Maribeth Martin Jane & John Mathison Marie Mayer & Larry Brandt Thomas McGee Arlo & Lori Meyer Rosemary & Lester Moore Charles & Mary Ann Mulford Donna Newbrough & Lee Burchinal Becky & Don Nibe Mark Nord Don & Evelyn Nystrom Ruth Anne Ohde Larry & Cheryl Olofson Bonnie & David Orth Sue & Gary Osweiler Pat & Randy Parker Carol & Arlen Patrick John Pesek John E. Pierce Pat & Linda Plummer Jolene & Frank Randall Ellen M. Rasmussen Daphne & Jaime Reyes Dick & Karen Ross Klaus Ruedenberg

Carolyn Cutrona & Daniel Russell Dean & Judy Sampson Kent & Lou Ann Sandburg Dirk & Lucinda Scholten Norm & Sue Scott Eric & Kris Seeman Jerry & Joann Sell Carole & Leverne Seversike Barbara A. Shedd Steiner & Mary Anne Silence John & Sandra Slaughter David & Sherri Smith Raymond & Jane Stanley Sue & Thad Stanton Dr. & Mrs. W. Robert Stephenson Calvin & Susan Swan Dorothy Timmons Ted Tostlebe & Marilyn Hanson Ardy & Dean Ulrichson Connie J. & Roger C. Underwood Eleanor Vandeventer Georgia & Carl Vondra Daniel & Sherrie Vos Fred & Darlene Walker Jim & Madeleine Walker Mark & Diane Weber & Michael Joan E. Welch B. Joan White Scott & Jan Williams Wayne Williams Maureen Wilt Della Jane Wright Chad & Amy Zmolek

Company Member $100 and above Anonymous (1) Barb & Jack Adams Leigh & Ed Adcock Franklin & Kay Ahrens Chris & Garry Alexander La Donna Allen Martha Anderson Rita Apel Sandi & Dave Austin Rod & Janice Avey Ted & Carol Bailey Pat & Louis Banitt Terry & Debbie Barger

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Susan Barker James Barr JoAnn Barten-Bigelow Richard J. Baumhover Amy & Steven Becker Judy & Don Beitz Dr. Ruthann Benson Bob & Mary Bergmann Marianne Berhow Nancy L. Besch Chuck & Carmel Biskner Judith Blair Gail & Janeen Boliver Charlene Boll Diane Borcherding Eldon & Marilyn Boswell Angela Bradley Edward Braun & Jean Krusi Rod & Joyce Brink Bob & Rosemary Bulman Kathryn Burkholder Stanley & Rayanne Burrack Daniel & Sandra Buss Heidi Carter Margy Chamberlin John & Donna Cleasby Joel & Rebecca Coats Gladys & Peter Colwell Harold & Rachel Crawford Nancy & Pete Cyr Herbert A. David Mary M. de Baca Stephen & Gail Dentler Deborah Dice Dee Dreeszen Carl Duling Frank Dunn Dan & Trisha Easton Carol Elbert George Englesson Dorothy Ewing Kay Faaberg Marvin Beck & Jane Farrell-Beck Maria Fedorova Elizabeth Ferreira Jim & Kathy Ferris Rebecca Fritzsche Herb & Katherine Fromm John E. Galejs


Mary Garst Ann & Howard Garton Kenneth & Jill Grant Lowell & Jennie Greimann John & Sally Greve Jean Griffen William Gutowski & Margaret Dempsey Darrin T. Hamilton Mary J. Harms Duane Harris Eugene & Ruth Harris Phyllis Harris Marjorie Hartman Jerry & Pat Hatfield Susan Hegland & Thomas Andre Steve & Nancy Heideman Craig & Martha Heineman Martha Helland Isabel Hendrickson Pete & Janet Hermanson Richard & Janet Hersom Randy & Liz Hertz Joan Herwig Mary Ann & John Hicks Dorothy Ferguson & Joseph Hineman Gary & Debra Hintze Carolynne Hoefing Bill & Judy Hoefle Robert & Janice Holland William & Barbara Holt Tim & Susan Hooper Frank Horn Carole & Jack Horowitz Dick & Sandy Horton Ted & Karen Huiatt Marcia Imsande Mina Hertz Jacobs Lincoln & Janet Jackson Dr. Bill & Lorrie Jagiello Marian & Roger Jansen Al Jergens & Kris Miles Al & Marilyn Joensen Ken & Sue Johnson Marilyn R. Johnson Carolyn Johnson Kent & Sara Johnson Bruce & Marie Johnson

Rich & Judy Jones Neal & Teresa Kaloupek Joseph & Karen Kerns Cheryll & Tom Kierski Bette King Barbara Kiser Karen & Wayne Klaiber Jim & Joyce Kliebenstein Marianne Klinsky Jerry & Margaret Knox Richard & Nelle Kottman Bev & Ken Kruempel Richard Kruger Harvey & Sally Lapan Randy & Beth Larabee Ruth G. Larson William & Susan Lawyer Michael & Debra Lee Rev. Selva Lehman Efstathia Lingren Jeff & Lorie Loehr Marion & Robert Lorr Lowell & Elma Lynch Carole Magilton Dick & Jackie Manatt Steve & Audrey Marley Kae L. Mart Robert Martin Katherine Mason Edith A. McClure John & Renee McPhee Helen F. McRoberts Laura McVay Clete & Joyce Mercier Daryl & Kitty Metzger Todd & Barbara Meyer Patricia & Kemp Miller John B. Miller & Kathryn Madera Miller John Miranowski & Susana Goggi Larry & Sara Mitchell Marc & Rebecca Mohn Lee & Ginny Molgaard John & Laurel Mors Thomas & Lynn Nehls Jim & Sara Nelson Michael & Ginger O’Keefe Siggi Olafsson & Jenny Aune Danny & Trisha Oldes

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The Olson & Kushkowski Family Ruth & LeRoy Ornberg Vicky Thorland-Oster & George Oster Don Paulsen Don & Jan Payer Alec & Charlton Pendry Barbara Peterson Jean A. Peterson Richard & Carol Pletcher Arthur & Bernadene Pohm Jim & Marlys Potter Ronald Prahl Mabel Prescott Peggy Propst Jane Punke Jean Ranney Randy & Denise Retleff Kathy Rhode Thomas & Doris Rice William Rich Mary E. Richards Robert & Harriet Ringgenberg Jodi & Ryan Risdal Charles Ritts & Kathleen Epstein-Ritts William S. Robinson Jo & Bob Rod Teresa Rohret-Erickson James & Kari Roth Malcolm Rougvie Tom & Lorna Safley Charles & Priscilla Sage Steve Sapp & Lisa Enloe Candy & Steve Schainker

Kaye Schanbeck Jane Schill Lester & Mary Jo Schmerr John Schuh Richard & Jasmine Seagrave George Seifert Phyllis Seim Dennis & Joan Senne Dr. & Mrs. Sam Senti Debra Shenk-Boudart Mark & Amy Slagell Robert & Carol Richardson Smith Richard & Frances Smith Clifford Smith Jim & Diane Smith Mr. & Mrs. David Stephenson Bernard Stephenson, Jr. & Victoria Stephenson Alissa Stoehr Carmily Stone Curtis Struck & Megan Fairall Robert & Deanne Summerfelt Doris Roettger-Svoboda Margaret & John Tait Ron & Meg Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Thompson Marcia Thompson Douglas & Christine Timmons Kent & JoAnn Tipping Steven & Mary Ann Tjaden Jim & Gloria Toombs David & Karen Toot John & Marjorie Uitermarkt Kermit & Cathy Van Brocklin Bev Van Fossen

Stephen Van Houten Greg & Lana Voga Gene & Karen Walker Doug & Kim Walker Marvin & Janice Walter Bobbie Warman Mary T. Watkins Fritz Wehrenberg & Jennie LeGates Marion & Harry Weiss Tom Wessels & Glenice Varley Bill & Toni Whitman Gary Wiele Richard & Patricia Wood Steven & Lorraine Woolery Suzanne Zaffarano Bill & Jean Zmolek

Matching Gift Honor Roll Alliant Energy Foundation AXA Foundation Bank of the West Bemis Company Foundation Emerson Electric General Electric GMG Foundation Meredith Corporation Foundation MidAmerican Energy Foundation Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

PLAYBILL ADVERTISERS The Iowa State Center thanks our sponsors and advertisers whose generous contributions make this performance playbill possible. For more information about sponsorship and playbill advertising, please call Patti Cotter at 515-294-1238. Sponsors are listed on page 31. Standing OVATION 2012-2013 SEASON


Planned Gifts

These generous individuals have included the Performing Arts Series in their wills. Wayne P. Davis Frankee and Jim Oleson The late James Watson

To learn how you can support the arts while honoring a loved one, or to create a legacy gift, contact Patti Cotter, Development and Sponsorship Manager, at 515-294-1238 or

Gifts in Honor

A gift in honor or memory is a generous way to celebrate a person’s life and accomplishments. To support the arts while honoring a loved one, contact Patti Cotter, Development and Sponsorship Manager, at 515-294-1238 or

In Memory of Deb Lande Adams In Memory of Dee Hegstrom

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Board of Directors Arthur Klein, President Karl Gwiasda, Vice President Herb Harmison, Treasurer Joan White, Secretary

Larry Hansen Jacob Harrison Sandy Hoenig Willa Holger Dave Hoffman Marilyn Johnson

Bev Kruempel Duffie Lorr Yeil Park, ISU Student Mary Richards David Stephenson Maureen Wilt

Iowa State University Performing Arts Council

A university committee comprised of Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students, as well as Ames community members, the Performing Arts Council advises the Iowa State Center on programming for the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Michael Golemo, President, Faculty–Music Tanya Anderson, Ames Community Janice Baker, Faculty–Dance Sara Compton, Iowa State Center Patti Cotter, Iowa State Center Jane Cox, Faculty–Theater Homer Gartz, Ames Community Debra Gibson, Faculty– Journalism & Mass Communication


Karl Gwiasda, Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Sam Johnson, Student–Music Nancy Marion, Ames Community Nick Miller, Student–Music Patricia Miller, Faculty–Lectures Program Mark North, Advisor, Iowa State Center Lee Plummer, Student–Music Victoria Stafford, Student–Performing Arts

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The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks its sponsors for their support of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium:

Central Iowa Toyota Dealers

Proud Sponsor of Shrek

Proud Sponsor of Ballet Folklorico & Spamalot

Proud Sponsor of Blue Man Group

Get two tickets to any Performing Arts Series event when you book a specially-priced hotel package at participating Ames hotels. Visit for details. Sponsored by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

China National Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by

Durbin & Zheng Family In Memory of Mr. Guangyi R. Zheng


The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks the following organizations for their support of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium: Alliant Energy Foundation Proudly Supporting Imago Theaters ZooZoo Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) and Ames Commission on the Arts Proudly Supporting Iowa State Symphony (Youth Matinee Series Concert) National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and China National Symphony Orchestra Spamalot Sponsored by Greater Iowa Credit Union Ballet Folklorico This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council. Standing OVATION 2012-2013 SEASON


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