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Welcome Welcome friends of Iowa State University and C.Y. Stephens Auditorium! We are so glad you are here to experience the arts at Stephens Auditorium. This elegant 2,729seat auditorium is a dream realized. It’s a legacy of the visionary leaders and donors who, more than 44 years ago, worked passionately to build it. Leading the charge was ISU alumnus Clifford Y. Stephens who believed all students should have an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the fine arts, which he considered a necessity. Today, performances are attended not only by ISU students, but by community members from every walk of life who travel both near and far distances to see a show that will make them laugh, reflect, be inspired or entertained. Performers from all over the globe have created moments of joy for generations of audiences, from the newest members to those who were here for opening night in 1969. It is with that sense of family that we welcome you to the 2013-14 season, which brings an exciting array of world-renowned touring artists to challenge, entertain and delight you. The calendar is filled with returning friends such as comedian Bill Cosby, who performed two sold-out shows in 1998; and jazz superstar Wynton Marsalis, whose big brother Branford performed here last season and who will dazzle the crowd with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The renowned Moscow Festival Ballet returned to Stephens this winter with a stunning performance of the timeless classic Cinderella replete with elaborate costumes, lush scenery and gifted dancers. The national Broadway tours of Beauty & the Beast and Mamma Mia! were past favorites and promise more great music and dance when they return this spring. We also welcome exciting new experiences. The Iowa premiere of The Addams Family brought America’s favorite creepy family and their fun and twisted humor to the stage for a new musical take on a classic tale. The quirky and internationally-known all-ukulele touring chamber ensemble, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, took everyone on an eclectic musical adventure. These supreme musicians gave an electrifying performance and concluded with a jam session. On April 15, we will be announcing the 2014-2015 season- which has amazing Broadway productions scheduled as well as many other exciting shows. Stay tuned! We thank you for your support and patronage of the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Enjoy the show!

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LOCALLY GROWN PATRONAGE

Stephens Auditorium curtain Silver Code establishes an atmosphere of anticipation reaching even the farthest seats of the auditorium.

Silver Code: Iowa State’s Vision for the Future By Claire Kruesel

Did you know that Stephens Auditorium — an award-winning example of Iowa’s most visionary architecture — showcases its own artistic gem, day in and day out? MORE THAN A “RED STAGE CURTAIN” Like a museum with shifting exhibits, Stephens Auditorium brings world-class performances to Ames year-round. Between stage and audience hangs the auditorium’s permanent exhibit: its massive 80x35-foot stage curtain, woven in Kyoto, Japan in 1969. Though this tapestry boldly transcends the blank-slate personality of a traditional red velour stage curtain, imagine that in 2013, this curtain didn’t even have a title or designer on record. Last year, University Museums Director Lynette Pohlman organized a collaborative effort to research and conserve this impressive example of textile

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art, which has now been titled Silver Code and attributed to Japanese artist Ryokichi Mukai (1918–2010). Iowa State’s Art on Campus Collection — the largest public art collection among the nation’s public universities — welcomed this grand textile, Silver Code, into its ranks. A gem not only of Stephens Auditorium, but of the University Museums collection itself, the curtain showcases a fusion of art and structure that embodies the visionary, interdisciplinary spirit of Iowa State University. The curtain presides, always on the clock, as a strong example of artist Ryokichi Mukai’s preference for enduring, functional art that interacts with its viewers (see sidebar, page 4). And the curtain’s unlikely travel across the ocean from island-nation to land-locked state originated with a former ISU student who grew up only forty miles away.

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Decoding Silver Code began with its local provenance as a generous gift from J. W. (Bill) Fisher (see sidebar). Creative, fair and generous, J. W. Fisher repeatedly spun his advantages and worldly perspective into advancements both in technology and the arts. In 1969, Silver Code was much more than a $20,000 donation; it was a monumental, internationally significant textile. It was J. W. Fisher’s way of crowning Stephens Auditorium so everyone would know that with the Iowa State Center, Iowa State was truly heralding a new era.

BRINGING THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE HOME How did J. W. Fisher become familiar with Kyoto’s textiles? And why did he commission a Japanese artist to design the curtain? The answer lies in Fisher’s love of travel (in one classic photo, the industrialist and his wife Dorothy (née Meyer; 1914–1998, alum, 1936) sit astride camels in front of the Sphinx). In 1960 Fisher Controls built a factory in Japan, and in 1968 J. W. Fisher tempered business travel by experiencing Japanese culture: it was at the Chiba Cultural Hall in Chiba, Japan where the likes of Silver Code first spoke to him. There, a stage curtain of similar design to the one in Stephens Auditorium inspired Fisher to commission the curtain’s creators — Ryokichi Mukai and Kawashima Textile Mills — to execute a version exclusively for Stephens Auditorium. Fisher requested that the curtain symbolize Iowa State’s leadership in

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: J. W. (BILL) FISHER A Marshalltown businessman, world traveler, and former Iowa State student, J. W. Fisher (1914–1990) crafted a life that was shrewd in business, cosmopolitan in its legacy, warm and caring in person and forward-thinking all around. The success of his business, Fisher Controls, allowed him to see the world, and he brought a vision of the future back to Iowa. Fisher infused his business with a personal touch: he established pensions and paid vacations for local employees, and even treated them to lunch for his birthday. He brought the Metropolitan Opera Studio to Marshalltown in 1965, to help his employees celebrate a good year with a one-act opera. Fittingly, it was titled The Curtain Rises. In 1974, the curtain rose at Fisher Theater — just north of Stephens Auditorium — thanks to the funding of J. W. Fisher. In serving on advisory boards to the Iowa State Center buildings, he also lent his vision to a project that would forever change Iowa State. These are just local examples of how J. W. Fisher reached beyond his role as president of Fisher Controls and into the arts. He also funded countless shows at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, served on their board for 35 years, and protected future arts patronage by establishing the Gramma Fisher Foundation, which continues to support museums, dance and theater. Then President Ronald Reagan recognized J. W. Fisher’s contributions, awarding him the National Medal of Arts in 1987. Philanthropy ran in the Fisher family: you may recognize the name of J. W. Fisher’s sister Martha Ellen Tye (1909-1998), champion of Marshalltown arts and namesake of Iowa State’s Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall and Performing Arts Institute. Thus, Silver Code represents just one thread in the extensive arts stewardship of the Fisher family.

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THE LIVING ART OF RYOKICHI MUKAI

YOU CAN HELP THE CURTAIN, TOO!

Although Ryokichi Mukai designed several tapestries, the artist’s central medium was not textiles, but metal. His iconic towering abstract sculpture Ant Castle II — made in 1962 from factory scraps — still stands outdoors in Tokiwa sculpture park in Ube, Japan. Though Silver Code lives indoors, it channels Mukai’s basic artistic tenets: just like his sculptures invite hands to their surfaces, so does the curtain’s complex, architectural texture invite the touch of our eyes. Like Mukai’s many public sculptures, the curtain’s function as mediator between audience and performance positions Silver Code as more than just static, stationary art. Its abstract design, too, echoes design motifs employed across Mukai’s repertoire: bull’s-eye circles, matrices of dots, and “gears” infuse many of his sculptures and textiles with a sense of continuity, order, and subtle rebellion against technology. The exclamatory tufts of shiny mylar are one of Silver Code’s most noticeable design elements and echo Mukai’s penchant for working with aluminum, which offered unique structural challenges and symbolized the post-war Atomic Age effort to negotiate a balance with burgeoning technology. Iowa State’s Silver Code, as a grand and expansive example of Ryokichi Mukai’s artistic themes and Japan’s leadership in textile excellence, holds its own as an international cornerstone of the University Museums’ collection and a dynamic player in Stephens Auditorium’s broad artistic appeal.

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The 80x35-foot curtain utilized seven weavers working side-by-side for four months.

agriculture and technology, and include the colors cardinal and gold. Woven by hand on the world’s largest loom, the curtain’s very construction represented an Iowa State-appropriate fusion of progressive arts and impressive engineering. Outweighing expectations by 1,600 pounds, the textile cost $50,000 just to ship, and required rigging adaptations once it arrived on-set in Ames. However, when Silver Code premiered with Stephens Auditorium on opening night in 1969, its audience appeal was immediate. Some people read agricultural motifs into its abstract design; some, a gear recalling Iowa State’s engineering excellence. The shared reaction was of recognition and appreciation for the glimmering curtain, decidedly beautiful in its solid construction and modern design. Even close to forty-five years later, the curtain conceals and reveals in continuous service and style, just like the award-winning architecture that houses it. Silver Code, 1969. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Conservation funded by the Office of the Senior Vice President of Business and Finance at Iowa State University. Photo by Wyeth Lynch, © University Museums, 2013.

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Kate Greder, Textile Conservation Fellow, carefully recaptures Silver Code’s original shine, one fiber at a time.

Ultimately, University Museums’ goal is to restore the curtain to that captivating shine of its opening days, when the New York Philharmonic enraptured a sold-out house for five straight days and Silver Code was the talk of the town. Conserving this exemplary curtain contributes to Iowa State’s greatest legacy: the union of the practical arts and sciences, roots of a land-grant education, and the humanities in creating and conserving a vision for a better life and a more wellrounded citizenry.

Though the visual transformation of Silver Code can be viewed from your seats, the curtain is also in serious need of behind-the-scenes reinforcement. Just ask the tech crew who are responsible for maneuvering the 2,800-pound textile from floor to flyway in thirteen seconds — by pulling ropes laden with weighted plates! This labor-heavy rigging works, but even the textile seems a bit tired: its 80-plus heavy-duty grommets, hidden up above in the flyway, desperately need replacement. A professional stage rigging company based in New York City, iWeiss, has offered their expertise on outfitting ISU’s exceptional curtain with smooth sailing for years to come. And this is where you can help preserve Iowa State’s artistic future!

To contribute to the conservation of Silver Code online go to www.foundation.iastate.edu/museums Please make your donation to the University Museums Special Projects fund under Gift Designations, and indicate C.Y. Stephens Curtain Conservation in the notes field. To mail your contribution to the conservation of Silver Code please indicate the University Museums Special Projects fund number 2311822 and C.Y. Stephens Curtain Conservation in your check’s memo field. Checks can be mailed to the Iowa State University Foundation, P.O. Box 868, Ames, IA, 50010-0868.

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For further information on contributions or the conservation of Silver Code, please contact Lynette Pohlman at 515-294-6966 or lpohlman@iastate.edu.

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Silver Code Shines; iWeiss to Help it Fly

By Claire Kruesel

Imagine you’ll never lie down — even sit — ever again; you’ll stand upright for the rest of your life, with perfect posture, only allowed to jump straight up and down. This is the life of Stephens Auditorium’s stage curtain, Silver Code. Through 45 years and over 3,000 performances, the textile has hung suspended from eighty-one grommets, its 2,800 pounds of woven warp and weft subject to the unrelenting tug of gravity. Woven on a single loom in Kyoto, Japan then rolled up for transport to Ames, the 80x35-foot textile has not laid flat since it was first unfurled for hanging at Stephens in 1969. That’s about to change. University Museums’ conservation of the curtain — which so far has funded a multi-month, two-person cleaning team — will employ New-Jersey-based stage rigging experts iWeiss to replace and double the number of grommets, repair wear-and-tear damage, and install an automated lift system (yes, all 2,800 pounds is still lowered — and raised — by hand, using weights, ropes, and human strength). Though there are many businesses that specialize in stage rigging, University Museums couldn’t rely on just any company, because Silver Code is not your average curtain — it’s a work of art. Performing surgery on such a historical and monumental textile carries risks and requires expertise, and iWeiss possesses the skills and experience to succeed at such a tall order.

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Recently, in 2011, the highly regarded company — which traces its history back to the 1900’s, and was reincorporated in 1981 — changed its name to reflect the creativity and excellence that characterizes its diverse skillset and willingness to approach novel problems. Now “iWeiss Theatrical Solutions,” the company does everything from producing stage curtains that qualify as art (for the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House in Miami, Florida, they digitally printed artist-design panels, sewed them seamlessly together, and then had the artist apply finishing touches); to contributing to the sets of King Kong, CATS, and Book of Mormon; to outfitting the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in luxe velvet drapery; and to hanging a 30-ton whale skeleton for Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York. Anything vertically oriented that’s theatrical and artistic, they can handle. Thus, it makes sense that University Museums would rely on iWeiss to bring Silver Code up to, well, a more modern code. Their plan includes laying the curtain flat on a large sheet of muslin, repairing grommet holes and replacing the old grommets with new ones spaced twice as frequently, and — if enough funding can be secured — installing an automated lift that would ensure a quicker, less physically

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Guests at a recent Open House view the curtain conservation up close.

demanding fly time (the current manual rate is 13 seconds, with two stagehands).

theoretically appear (or disappear) in two seconds, an improvement of over 600%.

Not only would this work ensure that Silver Code hangs strong for decades to come, it would offer local employment; the quote on the automatic lift system specifies local labor.

Now that’s a quick jump! University Museums looks forward — in conjunction with the team at iWeiss — to putting a spring back in the step of Silver Code.

Thus the entire Silver Code project — with a budget of $175,000 — coordinates multiple aspects of conservation, and multiple players. Conservation of the visible textile surface, led by Textile Conservation Fellow Katherine Greder, is accomplished in-house, and iWeiss will contribute technical expertise. Each stage of the iWeiss repair process has its own unique purpose: the grommet replacement is essential to the curtain’s continued well-being, and the automated lift system would offer a speed of up to 60 feet per second. At that rate, Silver Code — at 30 feet high — could

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Celebrate spring and the current exhibitions during Brunnier in Bloom, the Museum’s annual pairing of beautiful art and fabulous flowers. This free event is Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Brunnier Art Museum located in the Scheman Building.

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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 exterior 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 515-294-2479, the Administration Office at 515-294-3347, or check our web site at www.center.iastate.edu for updates. Cell Phones and Pagers: All cell phones, pagers and alarm watches should be turned off. Guests expecting messages should leave 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, 515-294-2313, 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 Café. 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. 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 $60.* There is a limit of two tickets per performance, per student ID. Funded by the Government of the Student Body (GSB). *Restrictions apply for some performances. Three for $60 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 mobilityimpaired guests is available in the lot 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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Theater Etiquette

Services for Guests

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.

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.

“Fashionably Late” is never in style

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.

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 2 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.

An Evening with the Family

Children are always welcome at Stephens Auditorium 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 1-877-843-2368 to find out which 10

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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.

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 www.center.iastate.edu 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.

INTERACT WITH THE IOWA STATE CENTER

Stay connected to the latest news from the Iowa State Center — anytime, anywhere! Visit www.center.iastate.edu to find event schedules, audio samples, video clips, performance reviews, and more! While you’re there, check out other ways to interact: Facebook, Twitter & YouTube Join discussions about upcoming events, tell us what you thought of a performance, learn more about visiting artists, and enter to win great prizes! Center Beat E-Mail Club Join today to receive e-mail updates and special offers for all events at the Iowa State Center, including the Performing Arts Series, Youth Matinee Series, concerts, family events, free events, and more. Plus, access exclusive contests and pre-sale offers!

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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Performing Arts Series 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 2014-2015 series began before the 2013-2014 series was announced.

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Special Opportunities 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: We will offer a pre-concert meal prior to our classical programs in 2014-2015. A buffet dinner is held in the Scheman Building and includes three entrees, dessert, beverages and cash bar. With an informative presentation about the evening’s concert, it is a great way to make it a fun evening with like-minded arts supporters. 12

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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 are 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. 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 off-Broadway 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. Standing

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Iowa State Center Staff Mark North.......................................................................................................... General Manager Missy Borton...........................................................................................Administrative Assistant Kay Lande..........................................................................................Administrative Receptionist

Business & Finance

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 • generating budgets 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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Linda Wilcox.......................................................................................................Business Manager Helen Nelson............................................................................Accounts Payable Administrator Susan Lund............................................................................Payroll & Personnel Administrator

Event & Conference Services

Pat Dennis.................................................................. Director of Event & Conference Services Angie Weeks..................................................Event & Conference Services Sales Coordinator Melissa Johnson.......................................................Event & Conference Services Coordinator Dave Burrack..................................................................Event & Conference Services Manager Josh Oakland..................................................................Event & Conference Set-up Supervisor

Guest & Client Services

Tim Hinderks.......................................................................... Guest & Client Services Manager Sandra Robinson.................................................................... Guest & Client Services Manager Steve Flack............................................................................... Environmental Services Manager Greg Gerstein.....................................................Scheman Environmental Services Technician

Marketing & Development

Angela Ossian..............................................................................................Director of Marketing David Derong...............................................................................Digital Marketing Coordinator Lisa Maubach...................................................................................................Marketing Manager Patti Cotter.....................................................................Development & Sponsorship Manager Katelyn McDermott............................................................................................Marketing Intern

Technical Operations

Steve Harder.................................................................................. Theaters – Technical Director Jake Ewalt............................................................... Audio/Stage Manager – Technical Director Mike Broich...............................................Exterior/Production Manager – Technical Director

Programming & Education

Craig Wiebke...................................................................................................... Event Coordinator Sara Compton.............................................................................................Outreach Coordinator Carol Lamb........................................................................................................Outreach Assistant

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Youth Matinee Series 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. 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 15th year, the program has served more than 150,000 students in grades PreK-12 from across the state of Iowa.

Winners of the 2014 Iowa District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (l-r): Alec Carlson, Alexandra Nowakowski, Zachary Owen, Katherine Carroll, Holly Flack, Jessica Faselt

The Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions for the Iowa District were held at the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall on the ISU campus January 11 where three outstanding young singers advanced to the next round of competition: • Martha-Ellen Tye Career Development Award ($1,000) Mezzo-soprano Katherine Carroll holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University and is singing in the apprentice program with the Santa Fe Opera Company. • Jack Horowitz Memorial Award ($1,000) Bass-Baritone Zachary Owen, a graduate of Luther College, is currently in the doctoral program at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. • Douglas Burke Memorial Award ($1,000) Soprano Jessica Faselt is a student at the University of Iowa and for the past two summers has sung with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theater Young Artist Program. These singers joined district winners from Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin at the Upper Midwest Region competition February 1 in St. Paul, MN. All three Iowa singers were recognized, however, Lida Szkwarek of the North Dakota district was chosen to advance to national competition in New York City.  Ten singers will ultimately compete in the Grand Finals Concert with full orchestra on March 30 at the Met. Three Non-advancing Encouragement Awards were also presented: Rosanne O’Harra Award ($300) recipients:  •  Alec Carlson, tenor, is a graduate of Luther College currently studying at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He is originally from Red Oak, Iowa. •  Alexandra Nowakowski, soprano, is a student at the University of Illinois. •  Holly Flack, soprano, has degrees in vocal performance from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and from the University of Kentucky. Judges Ward Holmquist, Artistic Director of the Kansas City Lyric Opera; Greg Carpenter, General Director of Opera Colorado in Denver; and Gerald Dolter, renowned baritone and Director of Music Theatre at Texas Tech University donated their time for this prestigious competition. 16

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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 scompton@iastate.edu, or visit www.center.iastate.edu.

Become a Subscriber Subscriber Rewards Quick & Easy Exchanges: Plans change? Exchange your tickets in person, by mail or by phone up to 24 hours prior to the performance, absolutely free! Ticket Insurance: If your tickets are lost, stolen or destroyed, replacement tickets will be provided for the same seats, free of charge. Priority Seating: Receive priority seating in advance of single-ticket buyers and you’ll be the first to hear about next year’s Performing Arts Series at an exclusive Preview Party. Special Offers: Throughout the season, subscribers will be notified of special offers, exclusive promotions, the latest updates and more. For a complete list of subscriber rewards, visit www.center.iastate.edu.

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NETworks Presentations, LLC presents

Music by

Lyrics by

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Book by

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Linda Woolverton

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Sound Design John Petrafesa, Jr.

Hair Design David H. Lawrence

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Puppet Design Basil Twist

Orchestrations Danny Troob

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CAST OF CHARACTERS

MUSICAL NUMBERS AND SCENES

Belle .................................................................................................... HILARY MAIBERGER Beast.................................................................................................................. DARICK PEAD Gaston .................................................................................................................. TIM ROGAN Lefou .........................................................................................................JORDAN ARAGON Mrs. Potts ................................................................................................ KRISTIN STEWART Lumiere ...................................................................................... HASSAN NAZARI-ROBATI Cogsworth ............................................................................................................JAMES MAY Babette ................................................................................................ STEPHANIE MOSKAL Maurice ..............................................................................................................PAUL CRANE Madame de la Grande Bouche ........................................................................... ROXY YORK Chip (at certain performances)......................................................................JOSH FELDMAN Chip (at certain performances)........................................................................ JACK MULLEN Monsieur d’Arque ...................................................................................... KIERON CINDRIC Young Prince................................................................................................ TONY D’ALELIO Carpet............................................................................................................ TONY D’ALELIO Silly Girls.......................................BONNIE KELLY, SARAH GAWRON, TIGER BROWN Townspeople/Enchanted Objects .......... BLAIRE BAKER, CHRIS BRAND, TIGER BROWN, KIERON CINDRIC, TONY D’ALELIO, MARK EDWARDS, SARAH GAWRON, BONNIE KELLY, KEVIN ROBERT KELLY, COREY JOSEPH MASKLEE, EMILIE RENIER, BRANDON ROACH, TREVOR SONES, EMILY THOMAS, BECKY WHITCOMB, JILL-CHRISTINE WILEY Voice of Prologue Narrator..................................................................................JAMES MAY

ACT I Overture..................................................................................................................... Orchestra Prologue..................................................................................................................... Orchestra Belle......................................................................... Belle, Gaston, Silly Girls and Townspeople Wolf Chase....................................................................................................................Maurice Me...................................................................................................................................Gaston Belle (Reprise).................................................................................................................... Belle Home.................................................................................................................................. Belle Home (Reprise)...........................................................................................................Mrs. Potts Gaston.................................................................. Lefou, Gaston, Silly Girls and Tavern Patrons Gaston (Reprise)............................................................................................. Gaston and Lefou How Long Must This Go On?............................................................................................. Beast Be Our Guest...................................... Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and Enchanted Objects, Ensemble If I Can’t Love Her.............................................................................................................. Beast ACT II

Understudies never substitute for listed performers

Entr’acte/Wolf Attack.................................................................................................. Orchestra Something There...........................................Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth Human Again.......................Lumiere, Madame de la Grande Bouche, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Babette, Chip and Enchanted Objects, Ensemble Beauty and the Beast.................................................................................................. Mrs. Potts If I Can’t Love Her (Reprise)............................................................................................. Beast A Change In Me................................................................................................................. Belle The Mob Song........................................................................ Gaston, Townspeople, Ensemble Home (Reprise)...................................................................................................Belle and Beast Beauty and the Beast (Reprise)............................................................ Belle, Prince, Company

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There will be one 15-minute intermission

for the Beast - MARK EDWARDS; CHRIS BRAND for Belle - EMILIE RENIER; JILL-CHRISTINE WILEY for Gaston - CHRIS BRAND; MARK EDWARDS for Lefou - TONY D’ALELIO; ANTHONY LAGUARDIA for Lumiere - BRANDON ROACH; COREY JOSEPH MASKLEE for Cogsworth - KEVIN ROBERT KELLY; KIERON CINDRIC for Mrs. Potts - BLAIRE BAKER; BECKY WHITCOMB for Madame de la Grande Bouche - BLAIRE BAKER; BECKY WHITCOMB for Babette - EMILY THOMAS; SARAH GAWRON for Maurice - KEVIN ROBERT KELLY; KIERON CINDRIC for Monsieur D’Arque - KEVIN ROBERT KELLY; ANTHONY LAGUARDIA for Carpet - TREVOR SONES; ANTHONY LAGUARDIA

ORCHESTRA Musical Director/Conductor: Kevin Finn Associate Conductor/Keyboards: Danny White Violin: Amanda Nix Reeds: Jason Moncrief, Aaron Jakubiec, Mike Livingston Trumpet: Ricky Spears French Horn: Jeremy M. Brewer Bass: Sean Murphy Cello: Eric Sheaffer Drums/Percussion: Aaron Nix

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Electronic Keyboard Programming by Jeff Marder

Dance Captain................................................................................................ ALYSSA BRIZZI Fight Captain.....................................................................................................CHRIS BRAND Swings............................................................. ALYSSA BRIZZI, ANTHONY LAGUARDIA The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST HILARY MAIBERGER (Belle). Originally from Yucaipa, CA, Hilary is thrilled to be part of NETworks Beauty and the Beast playing her dream role as Belle. Her theatre credits include: Aladdin: The Musical Spectacular (Jasmine), South Pacific (Nellie), Cinderella (Cinderella), Little Women (Jo March), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou), Evita (Mistress), Anyone Can Whistle (June). Some of her favorite roles include State Fair (Margie), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Becky), Titanic the Musical (Kate), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit) and Working (Millworker). Equally at home on the operatic stage she has appeared in Don Quixote, The Coronation of Poppea, I Quattro Rusteghi. Many thanks to my Disney family, my dear friends and my wonderful family. I love you all! DARICK PEAD (Beast) is humbled and very excited to join the national tour of Beauty and the Beast. Credits include: Elephant Man (Dr. Treves), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy Benson), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), 110 in the Shade (Starbuck), Little Shop of Horrors (The Dentist), The Fantasticks (El Gallo), and Disney’s Aida (Radames). He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support. He surely loves them. TIM ROGAN (Gaston). DC AREA: Rocky Horror Show (Brad Majors), Big Nate (Artur), Jason Invisible (U/S), Spring Awakening (Ensemble), The Fantasticks (El Gallo), Rocky Horror Show (Rocky), Grease (Danny Zuko), Sunset Boulevard (Ensemble) EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music Catholic University 2011. JORDAN ARAGON (LeFou). National tour debut! California native, UCLA graduate. Credits include: Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo Brown), and A Chorus Line (Mike). He sends love to his family, friends, and mentors for their continued guidance and support! PAUL CRANE (Maurice) is excited to be part of Beauty and the Beast. Past credits include: national tour of All Shook Up (Jim),  Hairspray (Wilbur),  Anything Goes (Whitney), Annie (Drake), White Christmas (Ezekiel).  Paul thanks his family and friends for putting up with his crazy life and still being there for him. JOSH FELDMAN (Chip at some performances), a 10-year-old from Chadds 24

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Ford, PA, is thrilled to be making his national tour debut in Beauty and the Beast. Love and thanks to my family, friends, coaches, and Nancy Carson for their support. JAMES MAY (Cogsworth) has clocked in over 500 performances as Cogsworth, before which he performed regionally in SoCal in such productions as the World Premiere of Summer of Love (Donovan), L.A. Premiere of Cinderella (Dandini), Hair (Claude), Rent (Mark), and Falsettos (Whizzer), among others. FILM: Boycrazy (Corey). Check out #cogsworthsclocks on Instagram/Twitter for his favorite clocks from each city. Luvtama peops! STEPHANIE MOSKAL (Babette) is thrilled to be back in the enchanted castle for her second time. A Boston Conservatory graduate, Stephanie was most recently seen in The Wizard of Oz at the North Shore Music Theatre. Endless love and thanks to her friends and family for their constant support. Stephaniemoskal.com JACK MULLEN (Chip at certain performances), 10, is so excited to join the Beauty and the Beast national tour! He is from Boston, MA, and has studied at Franklin School for Performing Arts. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Ryan, and family. HASSAN NAZARI-ROBATI (Lumiere). Favorite credits: The King and I (King), West Side Story (Chino), Fat Pig (Tom). Graduate of Oklahoma City University. Thanks to Sam, Bob, and everyone at NETworks for this opportunity. Much love to my family and friends. KRISTIN STEWART (Mrs. Potts), National Tours: Wizard of Oz (Glinda), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle) Wonderful Town (Swing), The Full Monty (Vicki Nichols), A Christmas Carol (Belle). Regional: Funny Thing... Forum (Philia) at Seven Angels, Stand By Your Man  (Tammy Wynette) at Surflight Theatre & West Virginia Public, and Cabaret (Fraulein Kost) at Theater Barn. Farm girl, Iowa. BFA, Illinois Wesleyan University. Ah, Mom & Dad! HMMTEMJ & TJAMSC. Michael, yes, I sure will. And now, to the tale at hand... ROXY YORK (Madame de la Grande Bouche) is a Long Island native and a recent 2013 graduate of the Boston Conservatory. She is also allergic to all things furred and thanks the Beast for keeping a healthy distance. Love to Parentals, Friends, Fam and Edward! www.roxyyork.com

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST BLAIRE BAKER (Townsperson/Enchanted Object) is thrilled to be joining the national tour of Beauty and the Beast! Previous credits: Camelot and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at TUTS, The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake) at Arizona Broadway Theatre. www.blairebaker.com CHRIS BRAND (Townsperson/Enchanted Object). National tour debut! Chris comes from Boise, Idaho. BFA in Music, Dance, Theater from BYU. Credits: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Bob Wallace), Love’s Labors Lost (Ferdinand), Cats (Munkustrap). Performer on BYU’s Young Ambassadors. He sends his love to his family. TIGER BROWN (Silly Girl/Enchanted Object) is thrilled to be a part of this sensational cast! Favorite credits: Kreip: A Gruesical (Fire), LMPC Off-Bway (Swing), Nine (Annabella/Dance Captain), Tommy (Local Lass), Two Gentlemen... (Ens/Sylvia u/s), dance performances at MMAC and Citigroup Theater NYC. BFA NYU Tisch. TigerBrown.weebly.com. For my family. KIERON CINDRIC (Monsieur D’Arque, Townsperson/Enchanted Object). A native of Findlay, OH, Kieron is delighted to be on the road with Beauty. Other national tours: A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie. Regional: 9 to 5 (Joe), MaryPoppins (Neleus), A Wonderful Life (Clarence), Footloose, Guys & Dolls, White Christmas. Phi Beta Kappa grad of Columbia U. (Art History/French). Merci, maman! TONY D’ALELIO (Young Prince/Carpet) Tony is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Previous: Footloose (Ren), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oklahoma!. Much love and thanks goes out to Mom, Pops, Nick, Joe, NETworks, B&TB Team, Riley Fitzgerald, DDC. For best friend, Sarah Wilkie. Twitter: @ Tonydalelio MARK EDWARDS (Townsperson/Enchanted Object). National tour debut! Favorite credits include: Chicago (Billy Flynn), Music Man (Harold Hill), Rocky Horror (Brad) and Andrews Brothers (Max). Singer with Holland America Line (2009-2012).  Love and gratitude to family and friends for all their love and support. SARAH GAWRON (Silly Girl/Enchanted Object) recently spent two years traveling and performing in a children’s musical in South Korea.  She is excited to be back in the States Standing

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST EMILY THOMAS (Townsperson/Enchanted Object) is beyond excited to be joining this amazing show! Regional credits include; Cats (Bombalurina), Brigadoon (Maggie), The Rat Pack Lounge (Kathrine/Angie), Swingin’ Christmas (Dancer), Grease (Cha Cha). Thanks to my Beautiful Family! I love you! God Bless! JILL-CHRISTINE WILEY (Townsperson/ Enchanted Object) feels delighted to be a part of this unforgettable show! Favorite credits include: The Music Man (Marian Paroo), HSM2 (Sharpay), Little Women (Beth), and The Fantasticks! (Louisa). Love and laughter to family, PaceMT15, Amy and Robert and Tina Marie! For my niece, Talia, who always reminds me to keep believing in the magic of make believe! BECKY WHITCOMB (Townsperson/ Enchanted Object). National tour debut! Favorites: Knut in The Hills Are Alive! (NYMF), The Wizard and I (Carnegie Hall), Twelfth Night (Maria), Grease (Rizzo). Thanks to God, Mama, the clan, and all of my amazing family and friends for their love and good wishes. Talent Express Management. www.beckywhitcomb.net ALYSSA BRIZZI (Dance Captain/Swing) National tour debut! International: Mystic Rhythms with Tokyo Disney. Regional: Hairspray at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Television: Triple Sensation Season 2 finalist. Alyssa cannot thank her family enough for their constant love and support. ANTHONY LAGUARDIA (Assistant Dance Captain/Swing). National tour debut! International: Chicago, Blue Planet with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Regional: Hairspray, Dreamgirls, 42nd St. This proud Wisconsin native would like to thank his family and friends for their unconditional love and support. For Grandma & Grandpa. KEVIN FRANCIS FINN (Musical Director/ Conductor). 1983 B.M (Piano) from The Hartt School, Univ. of Hartford (CT); 1978 graduate of NYC’s High School for the Performing Arts. As Musical director, Kevin has toured nationally with Joseph w/Donny Osmond; Cats IV; Dreamgirls; In NYC assisted Phil Reno on Chess (1992 offbway revival); has musically directed and/or conducted regionally: Northern Stage Co (VT); Red Mountain Theater Co (AL); Springer Opera 26

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the attention of a Disney executive, she was hired to write the script for the animated feature, Beauty and the Beast. Upon its release in 1991, the film won the Golden Globe for the Best Comedy/ Musical and became the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. Woolverton was then hired to write the screenplay for The Lion King (shared credit). She then rewrote the script for Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (shared credit) as well as writing for the animated feature Mulan. She went on to adapt the script of Beauty and the Beast for the Broadway stage and received the Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 1994. Woolverton was also awarded the Laurence Oliver Award for Beauty and the Beast for Best New Musical in the U.K. Beauty and the Beast ran between 1994 and 2007, becoming the sixth longest running show in Broadway history. She also wrote the book (shared) for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Musical Aida which ran for five years at the Palace Theatre. Linda Woolverton’s script for Alice In Wonderland directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, was released in March of 2010. The film grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide and is the fifth highest grossing film of all time. Woolverton’s screenplay for Disney’s Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie will be released in March of 2014.  She is presently adapting the Alice  screenplay for the theatre as well as scripting “Through the Looking Glass” for Disney. ROB ROTH (Director) received a Tony Award nomination as Best Director for his Broadway debut Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The show has played to sold out houses around the world in over 30 productions, winning many awards including the Olivier Award for Best Musical in London. Beauty is the 7th longest running show in Broadway history. Rob developed and directed the inaugural production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, which debuted at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Rob co-wrote the book and directed The Opposite of Sex, which opened at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Rob developed and directed the Broadway musical Lestat, based on Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles” with a score by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and book by Linda Woolverton. Rob has enjoyed a long collaboration with rock legend Alice Cooper, co-conceiving and

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST directing four world tours. Alice Cooper’s Theatre of Death Tour was filmed in London and has had a very successful DVD release. Rob has also directed tours by notable musicians Cyndi Lauper, The Dresden Dolls, and guitar great Steve Miller. Rob will direct the premiere play by best selling author Jackie Collins, Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, next year. The Museum of Modern Art recently held the premiere of Taken By Storm, a film about legendary album graphics creator Storm Thorgerson, on which Rob is the Executive Producer. Rob is proud to maintain the largest collection of rock and roll graphics in the world. The coffee table book The Art of Classic Rock with over 1500 pieces from the collection, was published by Harper Collins in 2010. Rob’s play “Warhol Capote Strange Dents” will open on Broadway next year. He lives in New York City with two Labrador retrievers, Dash Rip Rock and Tag. MATT WEST (Choreographer). For Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Matt received the L.A. Drama-Logue Award along with London’s Olivier, New York’s Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Award nominations. Other Broadway: Lestat with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and Mimi LeDuck starring Eartha Kitt. Matt choreographed the world premiere of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida at the Alliance Theatre. Also: Little Shop of Horrors, Buenos Aires; The Wanderer, Tokyo’s Parko Theatre; The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan for Disney Home Video; and The Nutcracker for the Disney Channel. Film: Matt starred as Bobby in A Chorus Line directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. Matt recently directed and choreographed Fantasmic for Tokyo Disney Sea. MICHAEL KOSARIN (Music Supervisor/ Incidental Music Arrangements) was the original music director/incidental music arranger of the Broadway production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast twenty years ago, and has collaborated as composer Alan Menken’s music director since then. He has worked steadily on Broadway for thirty years, on the original Broadway productions of Nine, Grand Hotel, Secret Garden, King David, Mayor, A Chorus Line, Triumph of Love (for which he composed two songs), Little Shop of Horrors, Can-Can (Encores!), Hunchback of Notre Dame (in Berlin), Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Leap of 28

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Quadrennial in Prague, Recipient of Fashion Institute of Technology Patricia Zipprodt Award. NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Design) has designed extensively for theater, opera, and dance. Recent Broadway: Once (Tony Award), Motown, Sister Act, Elf, The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award),  A Chorus Line (revival),  Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award), and Beauty and the Beast.  Other designs include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), Buried Child (National Theatre, London), Cyrano  (The Met), Carnival of the Animals (NYCB),  Don Quixote (ABT); EFX (Las Vegas), concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune. Permanent installations include: The audiovisual shows at Niketown NYC and Niketown London, The Masquerade Village (Las Vegas), and the Big Bang in the Rose Center at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. JOHN PETRAFESA, JR (Sound Designer) was the production sound engineer and / or associate sound designer for numerous productions of Beauty and the Beast including Broadway, Los Angeles, Toronto, US National Tours II & III and the UK National Tour. Other theatrical design and engineering credits include Elf (2012 US Tour), Under Fire (2010 NYMTF), The Music Man (Broadway), Guys and Dolls (National Tour) and Les Misérables (Broadway and National Tour). John has also designed and / or consulted on numerous corporate, broadcast and special events. John is a director with Production Glue, LLC, a New York based creative and technical consulting agency. DAVID H. LAWRENCE (Hair Design). Having worked on Broadway productions many years, David has had the pleasure of working with all of the best casts, crews and fellow designers on Broadway. This production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast for NETworks is no exception. Broadway: Baby It’s You, A Catered Affair, Rock’N’Roll, Company, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, Tommy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The King and I, Grease, Death of a Salesman, The New 42nd Street and The Full Monty. David also designed the hair for two seasons of Saturday Night Live. David won the 1994 Outstanding Achievement award from Theatrecrafts International for his work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Thanks Paul Huntley, the late Bob Kelly, plus all who work so hard backstage nightly.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST RICK SORDELET (Fight Direction). 53 Broadway shows including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aida among others. 52 first class productions all over the world.100’s of shows Off Broadway and Regional Theater. Cyrano the opera starring Placido Domingo at the Met, The Royal Opera House, and La Scala in Milan, Ben Hur Live on tour all over Europe and in Rome. WWW.BENHURLIVE.COM Film and television: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, Hamlet and 12 years as Chief Stunt Coordinator for Guiding Light. Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence by the Lucille Lortel Foundation. Jeff Award for Out Standing Fight Direction for Romeo and Juliet for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Board member for the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. Instructor at Yale School of Drama. Author of Excalibur and Buried Treasure.  JIM STEINMEYER (Illusion Design). According to The New York Times, Jim Steinmeyer is the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter century.” His illusions have been featured by magicians Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Criss Angel, Ricky Jay and many others. Jim has created special illusions for Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End, and Las Vegas shows, including Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins. His illusions were featured in the 139th edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He’s also the author of several books on the history of magic, including the bestseller Hiding the Elephant, The Glorious Deception, and The Last Greatest Magician in the World. Jim lives in Los Angeles with his wife, television producer Frankie Glass. BASIL TWIST (Puppet Design), originally from San Francisco, is a third generation puppeteer who lives and works in New York City. Broadway credits include The Addams Family and The Pee Wee Herman Show. Original creations; The Araneidae Show, Symphonie Fantastique, Petrushka, Master Peter’s Puppet Show, Dogugaeshi, La Bella Dormente Nel Bosco, Behind the Lid, and Arias with a Twist. Partnerships include The Spoleto Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center’s Voice and Visions Series, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Japan Society and Gotham Chamber Opera. He premiered his second opera, Hansel and Gretel with The Houston Grand and Atlanta Opera Companies. Recent collaborations include 30

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Streetcar Named Desire with Lee Breuer at The Comedie Francaise. Awards: Obie Award, five UNIMA Awards for Excellence in Puppetry, two Bessie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, New York Innovative Theatre Award, and Henry Hewes Design Award, Guggenheim Fellow, an inaugural United States Artist Ford Fellow and an inaugural Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. This past year he was honored with a festival of his original works in Washington, DC. Twist is the director of the Dream Music Puppetry Program at HERE in New York City. His Rite of Spring premiered with Carolina for The Performing Arts in 2013. www.basiltwist.com SAM SCALAMONI (Associate Director). Most recently, Mr. Scalamoni directed the critically acclaimed national tour of Elf the Musical. He also directed Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! for Broadway Across America and played Radio City Music Hall and the national tour of The Gazillion Bubble Show. Mr. Scalamoni was the Associate Director for Elton John’s Broadway musical Lestat and of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and worldwide. He now serves as Artistic Director of Skyline Theatre Company in New Jersey. In New York Mr. Scalamoni has directed two incarnations of Alan Menken’s Leap of Faith, the debut workshop of Mulan Jr. for Disney Theatrical Productions, Sense and Sensibility at Playwrights Horizons and Shakespeare & Company, At the Back of the North Wind at the Players Theatre and the National Arts Club, The New Picasso at New World Stages, Treaty 321! at the Lucille Lortel, and Fidelity Futurestage at New World Stages. He has served as Artistic/Producing Director of The Hackmatack Playhouse in Maine, and as Artistic Director of The Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Orange County New York. He has also been a guest director at Yale University, Manhattan College, and Longwood College. For Tricia, Spencer and Mia. CONNOR GALLAGHER (Associate Choreographer) is very happy to be working with Matt and the Beauty team. Connor is the choreographer for the Networks national tour of ELF. Other: The Roundabout (Robber Bridegroom, upcoming) Public Theatre (Into the Woods) Lincoln Center, Northern Stage, FringeNYC, NYMF, 3 Broadway Bares (Associate Director). Connor appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast (Doormat) and is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory. UTPO. www.connorgallagher.com

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The Musical, The Rat Pack is Back!, America’s Got Downton, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Chuggington and Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans. www.bbonyc.com THE BOOKING GROUP (Tour Booking). Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has been considered the most prominent Broadway booking agency in the industry. Their current roster includes: The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, The Addams Family, Memphis, Shrek The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story, In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Past shows have included Rent, The Producers, Annie, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Contact, Cabaret, Evita, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 12 Angry Men, August Osage County and Fosse, among many others. www.TheBookingGroup.com KARY M. WALKER (Executive Producer). NETworks since 2001. Previously Executive Producer at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago for 2 decades. Founding board member National Alliance for Musical Theatre. Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Walker has been in show business for 40 years and produced over 150 shows. Mr.Walker is most delighted to have been able to recently marry his partner of 33 years, Mr. James Morvay. NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS, LLC (Producer), founded in 1995, has continued to grow and expand to become one of the largest producing organizations of touring Broadway musicals in North America and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences around the world. It’s extensive and diverse list of touring productions include: Cameron Mackintosh’s The 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables and the spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera; The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse; Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Blue Man Group national tour; The Lincoln Center Theater productions of The Light in the Piazza, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, as well as Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, Seussical, Annie, La Cage Aux Folles, Rent, The Producers, Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliot the Musical, Elf the Musical, Dirty Dancing and many others.

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STAFF FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Executive Producer Kary M. Walker & Seth Wenig General Management Gentry & Associates Scott W. Jackson, Mary Witte Tour Marketing Broadway Booking Office NYC Steven Schnepp, Temah Higgins, Kent McIngvale, Jenny Bates, Zach Stevenson, Scott Praefke Tour Direction THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair Mollie Mann, Kara Gebhart, Brian Brooks, Rich Rundle www.thebookinggroup.com Casting Patricia Gentry and Bob Cline Company Manager Ryan Parliment Production Stage Manager......................... Kelsey Tippins Ass’t. Stage Manager...................................... Katie Falter Head Carpenter...........................................Megan Parrish Ass’t. Company Manager.......................... Kristin Stewart Assoc. Scenic Designer............................Christine Peters Assoc. Lighting Designers......................... Daniel Walker, Peter Hoerburger Lighting Programmer................ Sean Beach, John Dunkle Ass’t. Costume Designer...................Christopher Vergara Assoc. Sound Designer................................. Eric Talorico Production Assistants.............. Trey Gerrald, Hols Fischer Carpenter................................................... Caitlin Madden Flyman...................................................... Matthew White Production Electrician ...................................Barb Bartel, Trevor Maynard, Erik Plath Ass’t. Electrician............................................Judith Lopez Head Audio.....................................................Tylor Foster Ass’t. Audio.................................................Logan Canipe Head Properties...............................Christopher Reininger Head Wardrobe.....................................Corinne M. Walsh Ass’t. Wardrobe............................................ Lyndsi Sager Head Wigs................................................ Caitlin Maxwell Dance Captain...............................................Alyssa Brizzi Fight Captain...................................................Chris Brand Rehearsal Pianist..............................................Nate Patten Dialect Coach......................................Claudia Hill-Sparks Print Design, Printing.................................. Marty Molina Radio and TV Spot Production.......................HMS Media Video Production............................................HMS Media Website................................................Pit Bull Interactive Production Photography........... Amy Boyle, Joan Marcus Merchandising.................. Disney Theatrical Merchandise Accounting........................NETworks Presentations, LLC HR & Payroll Servicess................. Human Resources inc. Financial Services............................... George W. Wilson, OneSource PSG Insurance..........................................................OneBeacon Tax Consultant.........................................Brent A. Turner, One Source PSG IT Services.......................................... George W. Wilson, One Source PSG Trucking...................................................... Clark Transfer Cast Bus............................................ Croswell VIP Coach Crew Bus..................................................... Clarion Coach Hotel Booking......................Lisa Morris, Road Concierge

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For NETworks Presentations Chief Executive Officer............................ Kenneth Gentry Chief Operating Officer.......................... Scott W. Jackson President............................................................. Orin Wolf Director of Finance...........................................John Kinna Executive Vice President Production.............. Seth Wenig Executive Producer...................................Kary M. Walker Associate Producer.................................... Angela Rowles Director of Booking......................... Charmaine McVicker Senior General Manager..................Gregory VanderPloeg General Manager........................................ Dawn Kusinski General Manager......................................... Mary K. Witte General Manager............................................... Guy Heard Assistant to the CEO/ Associate General Manager.............................Curt Owens Assistant General Manager....................... Penelope Lopez Assistant General Manager.................Bobby Maglaughlin Production Manager......................................Jason Juenker Associate Production Manager.........................Laura Dieli Associate Production Manager........................ Ben Neafus Assistant Production Manager...................... Evan Rooney Intern, Production Department..................Ashley Harman Warehouse Manager......................................... Brad Korff Director of Marketing/PR..............................Heather Hess Music Coordinator......................................... John Mezzio Assistant Controller.................................. Jennifer Gifford Accounts Payables.......................................... Laura Carey Office Manager........................................ Buddy Piccolino Administrative Assistant................... Esther Schwarzbauer Office Assistant...............................................Carol Jewell Credits Audio Equipment by PRG Audio; Lighting Equipment by PRG Lighting; Scenery Constructed by 3DX Scenic Studios; Automated Scenery by: 3DX Scenic Studios; Drops Painted by Joe Forbes, Scenic Arts Studios; Illusion Construction by Entertainment Design and Fabrication; Props Construction by Spoon Group; Puppet Construction by Tandem Otter Productions; For Tandem Otter: Barbara Busackino, Producer. Wigs and Prosthetic by Atelier Bassi Gmbh with Sari Rambut Wig Production and Toga; Additional wigs by wigfactoryusa.com; Specialty Props by Tom Talmon Studios. Rehearsed at Gateway Playhouse Special Thanks to Providence Performing Arts Center; Norbert Mongeon, J. L. “Lynn” Singleton, Joseph Harris, Paul Allen, Anne Quart Financial Services and banking arrangements by M&T Bank Stock and Amateur rights for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast are represented by

Music Theater International, New York City. 212-541-4684 www.mtishows.com Visit the Beauty and the Beast website at www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com All stage work performed by employees represented by IATSE.

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Staff Interview: Jake Ewalt Q: What is your hometown? Tabor, Iowa

Q: How long have you been the Audio/Stage Manager Technical Director at Stephens Auditorium and the Iowa State Center? Since 1975 Q: How would you describe your role as Audio/ Stage Manager Technical Director and what are your responsibilities? We three Technical Directors share a lot of the technical functions at Stephens and Fisher, but I specialize in the audio details and organize some of the rentals needed for a production. Q: What other roles have you served at the Iowa State Center? Stage crew foreman.

Q: How did you start doing this? I joined the part-time stage crew as an Iowa State student. Q: What are perks of the job? I like the variety; things are never the same twice. We get to meet a lot of interesting people, so we’re always picking up some different method or insight.

Q: Do you have any favorite memories of your position? I can think of two: When the New York Philharmonic came back for an “anniversary” concert in 1979; we had to provide reinforcement for them in Hilton. We spent about a week assembling a speaker system and planning out the microphone setup, but when they arrived with Bernstein on the night of the show, the only sound check we got was the orchestra tuning and we launched into Schumann’s Symphony No.1. One of the more technically challenging events was the premiere of Jeff Prater’s Star Bells in 2002 with the Central Iowa Symphony. The catch was, the piece calls for orchestra and carillon. We set up two-way audio and video links to the ISU campanile over the campus telecommunications network and pulled it off with a lot of work by a lot of creative folks. Q: What show have you enjoyed this season? The Ukulele Orchestra was a lot of fun.

Q: What was the first Broadway show you ever saw? Man of La Mancha in Des Moines’ old KRNT Theater. Q: Who were some of the musicians or artists who influenced you growing up? Dave Brubeck, Chicago, E. Power Biggs, and of course my high school music teachers. Q: Have you ever performed on stage in a production of any kind? Not since high school. I do enjoy playing the French horn for various community music groups and concert bands. Q: Who is the leading male/female role you’ve been dying to play? I always like Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain. It would be great to be able to do something like that. Q: If you could go back in time and catch any show/concert/performance at Stephens, what would it be? Maybe revisit one of the Peter Schickele PDQ Bach concerts. Those were a scream. Q: Do you have any special skills/hobbies? Astronomy, music, and teasing the grandkids (who still live in Ames).

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Klaus Ruedenberg Carolyn Cutrona & Daniel Russell Tom & Lorna Safley Dean & Judy Sampson Calli & Rick Sanders Dirk & Lucinda Scholten Norm & Sue Scott Richard & Jasmine Seagrave Eric & Kris Seeman Jerry & Joann Sell Carole & Leverne Seversike Frank & Lynn Seydel Barbara A. Shedd Si & Mary Anne Silence John & Sandra Slaughter Jim & Diane Smith David & Sherri Smith Jay & Dea Staker Raymond & Jane Stanley Calvin & Susan Swan Margaret & John Tait Dorothy Timmons Ted Tostlebe & Marilyn Hanson Ardy & Dean Ulrichson Connie J. & Roger C. Underwood Eleanor Vandeventer Georgia & Carl Vondra Daniel & Sherri Vos Fred & Darlene Walker Jim & Madeleine Walker Bryan & Kara Warme Mark & Diana Weber & Michael Joan E. Welch Becca M. Wemhoff Douglas & Deborah West B. Joan White Della Jane Wright Chad & Amy Zmolek

Company Member $100 and above Anonymous (3) Barb & Jack Adams Franklin & Kay Ahrens Kathy Albright La Donna Allen Martha Anderson Karen J. Andrew David & Ann Ashby Rod & Janice Avey

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Ted & Carol Bailey Stacy Bainter David & Jane Bartlett Richard J. Baumhover Amy & Steven Becker Perry & Jane Beeman Judy & Don Beitz Robert & Mary Bergmann Marianne Berhow Nancy L. Besch Carl & Jean Bessman Dr. Nancy Bevin & Mr. Dennis Peterson Steve & Lynne Bishop Chuck & Carmel Biskner Judith Blair Melinda Blazek Bradley & Holly Boggess Gail & Janeen Boliver Charlene Boll Diane Borcherding Robert & Linda Borst Jean Krusi & Ed Braun Jeff & Jan Breitman Rod & Joyce Brink Donald & Ruth Ann Buck Bob & Rosemary Bulman Terry & Karen Burianek Janice Burkhart Kathryn Burkholder Daniel & Sandra Buss Richard Carlow Margy Chamberlin Denise Chapman John & Donna Cleasby Gladys & Peter Colwell Randy & Sara Compton Roger & Bette Coulson David & Linda Cranston Harold & Rachel Crawford Paula J. Curran Nancy & Pete Cyr Herbert A. David Greg & Amy Davis Mary M. de Baca Harold & Lilith Dorr Dee Dreeszen Carl Duling Frank Dunn Carol Elbert

George Englesson Thaddeus & Christine Evans Marvin Beck & Jane Farrell-Beck Jim & Kathy Ferris Kenneth & Carol Fink Bob & Karen Fowser Kenneth Frey Mim & Jim Fritz Rebecca Fritzsche Mary Garst Erin & Matthew Gillaspie Deborah Gitchell Kathy & Chuck Glatz Jean Griffen Linda Groenendyk William Gutowski & Margaret Dempsey Dennis & Jane Haahr Karly Hagen Mary J. Harms Duane Harris Marjorie Hartman Jerry & Pat Hatfield Cheryl Hedlund 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 Dorothy Ferguson & Joseph Hineman Gary & Debra Hintze Bob Hobson Carolynne Hoefing Bill & Judy Hoefle Robert & Janice Holland William & Barbara Holt Tim & Susan Hooper Carole & Jack Horowitz Dick & Sandy Horton Marcia Imsande Mina Hertz Jacobs Marian & Roger Jansen Darren & Sue Jarboe Jensen Family Al Jergens & Kris Miles Marilyn R. Johnson Standing

Bruce & Marie Johnson Margaret S. Johnson Carolyn Johnson Marilyn & Wendell Johnson Fred & Dee Johnson Kent & Sara Johnson Roger Jones Rich & Judy Jones Linda Kelley Cheryll & Tom Kierski John & Chris Kinley Barbara Kiser John & Joy Kix Karen & Wayne Klaiber Jim & Joyce Kliebenstein Cathy Kling & Terry Alexander Gerald Klinkefus Carl Klostermann Roger & Mary Jo Kluesner Jerry & Margaret Knox Richard Kottman Asrun Yr Kristmundsdottir Bev & Ken Kruempel John & Susan Lang Harvey & Sally Lapan Randy & Beth Larabee Einar & Lois Larsen Deana Voth & Paul Larson Michael & Debbie Lee Rev. Selva R. Lehman Dick & Ginny Lephart Jeff & Lorie Loehr Marion & Robert Lorr Lowell & Elma Lynch Carole Magilton Dick & Jackie Manatt Steve & Audrey Marley Anna Martinez James Maxwell Edith A. McClure Richard & Donita McCoy Jeff & Mary Lou McDowell Harold & Connie McLaughlin John & Renee McPhee Helen F. McRoberts Yelena & Jason Meier Glen & Mary Jo Mente Dennis Meyer Todd & Barbara Meyer Patricia & Kemp Miller

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John B. Miller & Kathryn Madera Miller Willards’ Harley Repair Paul & Ann Mills John Miranowski & Susana Goggi Leland & Virginia Molgaard John & Laurel Mors Tom & Nancy Mott Thomas & Lynn Nehls Jim & Sara Nelson Don & Jane Nettleton Michael & Ginger O’Keefe Siggi Olafsson & Jenny Aune Dale & Kris Olson The Olson & Kushkowski Family Ruth & LeRoy Ornberg Jayne Owen Miriam Patterson Barbara Peterson Jean A. Peterson Carol Alexander & Dean Phillips Richard & Carol Pletcher Larry & Joyce Pohlman Arthur & Bernadene Pohm Jim & Marlys Potter Ronald Prahl Mabel Prescott Jane Punke Kathy Rhode Thomas & Doris Rice Robert & Harriet Ringgenberg Jodi & Ryan Risdal Charles Ritts & Kathleen Epstein-Ritts William S. Robinson Jo & Bob Rod Dick & Karen Ross Malcolm Rougvie Melissa & Pat Rowan Dorothy & Robert E. Rust

Charles & Priscilla Sage Steve Sapp & Lisa Enloe Thomas J. & Patricia A. Sauer Jane Schill Karl & Cheryl Schloerke Lester & Mary Jo Schmerr Linda & John Schuh Dick & Linda Schultz George Seifert Phyllis Seim Dennis & Joan Senne Sam & Becky Senti Tori Shahidi Debra Shenk Ron & Nancy Shiflet Diana D. Shonrock Al & Kathy Sievers Mark & Amy Slagell Virginia Slater Richard & Frances Smith Clifford Smith Philip & Galina Spike Mr. & Mrs. David Stephenson Curtis Struck & Megan Fairall Wilma Struss Robert & Deanne Summerfelt Thomas Tatton Tamie Taylor M. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Thompson Douglas & Christine Timmons Kent & JoAnn Tipping Steven & Mary Ann Tjaden Jon & Carla Tollefson Jim & Gloria Toombs David & Karen Toot Charles & Mary Townsend John & Marjorie Uitermarkt

Doug & Vicky Van Dyke Bev Van Fossen Stephen Van Houten Greg & Lana Voga Ann Vorwald Michael & Deidre Wahlin Gene & Karen Walker Marvin & Janice Walter Bobbie Warman Mary T. Watkins Jason & Linda Lange-Wattonville Fritz Wehrenberg & Jennie LeGates Marion & Harry Weiss Tom Wessels & Glenice Varley Toni Wheelock Bill & Toni Whitman Bill & Amanda Fales-Williams Richard & Patricia Wood Steven & Lorraine Woolery Suzanne Zaffarano Thomas & Zora Zimmerman

Matching Gift Honor Roll

Agilent Technologies Alliant Energy Foundation AXA Foundation FBL Financial Group Inc. General Electric GMG Foundation Johnson & Johnson Merck Company Foundation Meredith Corporation Foundation MidAmerican Energy Foundation Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Piper Jaffray State Farm Companies Foundation

These generous individuals have included the Performing Arts Series in their wills.

Wayne P. Davis

Frankee and Jim Oleson

The late James Watson

Gifts in Honor

Dedicated Volunteers 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. Alex Ortberg – Music Student Alissa Stoehr – Graduate Assistant - Education Angela Ossian – Iowa State Center Staff Art Klein – AIOFA Bret Pugh – Community Brian Davidson – Community Cinian Zheng-Durbin – Community Debra Gibson – Faculty Hannah Skalbeck – Music Student Homer Gartz – Community Jane Cox – Faculty Janice Baker – Faculty Lisa Maubach – Iowa State Center Staff Madeline Olsem – Music Student Melissa Patrick – Community Mike Golemo – Faculty Nancy Marion – Community Pat Miller – Faculty Patti Cotter – Iowa State Center Staff Salugna Sarkar – Graduate and Professional Student Senate Sam Johnson – Music Student Sara Compton – Iowa State Center Staff Sarah Jablon – Graduate Assistant Tanya Anderson – Community Vahid Noroozi – Graduate Assistant

In Memory of Deb Lande Adams In Memory of Dee Hegstrom 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 pcotter@iastate.edu.

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Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Board of Directors Karl Gwiasda, President Arthur Klein, Vice President Herb Harmison, Treasurer Mary Richards, Secretary Bev Kruempel David Hoffman David Stephenson Duffie Lorr Jacob Harrison Rev. James L. Secora Kevin Schilling Larry Hansen Peter Reilly Willa Holger Joan White

The Stephens Street Team

The Stephens Street Team unites the Iowa State Center and ISU by celebrating the importance of the arts in our lives. Its mission is to promote the arts to students of ISU through unique marketing efforts and special events. The Stephens Street Team will plan events, lead marketing activities and develop new and creative ways to reach out to the student body at ISU about our incredible, affordable and accessible events at the Iowa State Center. Activities may include planning on-campus promotional events or philanthropic events that relate to shows, assisting with performance day events, sidewalk chalking, flyer distribution, presentations to campus organizations about our performing arts series and more!

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Sponsors The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks its sponsors for their support of the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium:

Proud Sponsor of Memphis

Proud Sponsor of Mamma Mia Beauty and the Beast

Proud Supporter of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Proud Supporter Providing Artist Hospitality Proud Sponsor of Bring it On

Grants The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks the following organizations for their support of the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium: Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) and Ames Commission on the Arts Proudly Supporting Iowa State Symphony (Youth Matinee Series Concert), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Beauty and the Beast playbill  

Be our guest for the new touring production of Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s international smash hit musical with fresh, innovative staging...

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