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

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.

VISIONS Across America Exhibition The Iowa State University Alumni Association and University Museums host “VISIONS Across America: Portraits of Iowa State Alumni by Jim Heemstra”, an exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum until August 9, 2014. From 2011 to 2013, photographer Jim Heemstra and VISIONS magazine editor Carole Gieseke traveled to all 50 states, meeting with more than 120 ISU alumni for the VISIONS Across America project. This portrait exhibition of is a culmination of this project telling the stories of Iowa State alumni both near and far.

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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 2015-2016 series have already begun.

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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.)

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 where all three Iowa singers were recognized. 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.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS

CAST (in order of appearance) Campbell.................................................................................................................NADIA VYNNYTSKY Skylar..................................................................................................................................BAILEY PURVIS Kylar..............................................................................................................................MIA WEINBERGER Bridget...........................................................................................................................MAISIE SALINGER Steven.....................................................................................................................................ANDY WHITE Eva..................................................................................................................................EMILY MITCHELL Twig..............................................................................................................................ERIN L. FLEMING Cameron...............................................................................................................................AJ LOCKHART Randall.......................................................................................................................TYLER BERTOLONE Nautica..........................................................................................................................JENNIFER GELLER La Cienega...............................................................................................................SHARROD WILLIAMS Danielle....................................................................................................................ZURI WASHINGTON Burger Pagoda Girls..............................................................VICTORIA CYZEWSKI, SARAH NATHAN

ACT ONE Overture “What I Was Born to Do” “Tryouts” “One Perfect Moment” “What I Was Born to Do” (Reprise) “One Perfect Moment” (Reprise) “Do Your Own Thing” “We Ain’t No Cheerleaders” “Friday Night Jackson” “Something Isn’t Right Here” “Bring It On” ACT TWO Entr’ Acte “It’s All Happening” “Better” “It Ain’t No Thing” “What Was I Thinking?” “Enjoy the Trip” “Killer Instinct” “We’re Not Done” “Legendary” “Eva’s Rant” “Cross the Line” “I Got You”

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TAUREAN BARBER, AZARIA BERMUDEZ, ANTWAN BETHEA, VICTORIA CYZEWSKI, JILLIAN FRANCO, CHAILEE FRIANT, MICHAEL NAONE-CARTER, SARAH NATHAN, DAVID RANCK, KYLE SHAFER, MASON TRUEBLOOD, JAYSON TUCKER, NATALIE WILLIS CHEER CAPTAIN ANTWAN BETHEA DANCE CAPTAIN EEAN COCHRAN ASSISTANT CHEER CAPTAIN/ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN KALEIGH PRANGE

SWINGS

GABRIELLA ANDRéA, EEAN COCHRAN, ALLI FRANCO, REED IACARELLA, MEGAN PECK, BRENNAN PETERS, KALEIGH PRANGE

THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION

UNDERSTUDIES

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

Standby for Campbell, Eva, Skylar: EMMELINE WOOD for Campbell: MIA WEINBERGER; for Skylar: SARAH NATHAN; for Kylar: KALEIGH PRANGE; for Steven: REED IACARELLA, MASON TRUEBLOOD; for Bridget: SARAH NATHAN, KALEIGH PRANGE; for Eva: MIA WEINBERGER; for Twig: ANTWAN BETHA, EEAN COCHRAN, MASON TRUEBLOOD; for Randall: EEAN COCHRAN, ANDY WHITE; for Nautica: VICTORIA CYZEWSKI, KALEIGH PRANGE; for La Cienega: EEAN COCHRAN, AJ LOCKHART; for Danielle: JENNIFER GELLER, SARAH NATHAN; for Cameron: ANTWAN BETHEA, EEAN COCHRAN

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL ORCHESTRA Music Director —Julian Reeve AMD/Keys — Peter Nilsen Bass — Andrew Dow Drums/Percussion — Katie Steinhauer Guitar — Brogan Woodburn Synthesizer Programmer — Randy Cohen 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

NADIA VYNNYTSKY (Campbell) is ecstatic to join the BIO team! National/International Tours: Legally Blonde (Serena), Shrek, Catch Me If You Can (U/S Brenda). Regional: Smokey Joe's (Pattie) at OCTC. BFA: Montclair State University. Thanks to Joy, Andy B., Alex, family & friends. ILU Andy!

(brick pig, u/s Shrek) and Legally Blonde (Aaron, u/s Emmett). BFA Pace University. Big thanks to the best cheerleaders I know, my family and friends! ILU Nadia! AJ LOCKHART (Cameron, u/s La Cienega) is currently pursuing his BFA in Musical Theater at The University of the Arts. Regional: Chicago, Smokey Joe's Cafe. He was the Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain of Legally Blonde at UArts. Thanks to God, family, and friends.

ZURI WASHINGTON (Danielle) Recent credits include the world premiere of M33 (Sugar Hips Johnson), Hairspray (Dynamite), and Nina in the workshop of ‘S Wonderful with Pittsburgh CLO. Thanks to my family and Nate for their support. I wouldn’t have made it without you. MIA WEINBERGER (Kylar, u/s Campbell, Eva) is ecstatic to be part of BIO. Off-Broadway: Tilly TYLER BERTOLONE (Randall) is so excited to the Trickster, Berenstain Bears live! Regional: make his national tour debut! Favorite Credits: Into Legally Blonde, Wizard of Oz. Proud Northwestern The Woods (Jack), Dog Sees God (Beethoven). TV: grad. Endless gratitude to the BIO team, family, “Banshee” and “Revolution.” Recent graduate of friends, and teachers who helped me get here. Elon University (BFA). Special thanks and love to www.miaweinberger.com Elon-MT, family and friends! BAILEY PURVIS (Skylar) is from Baton Rouge, EMILY MITCHELL (Eva) is over the moon to LA. Favorite credits: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), be part of this tour with the amazing cast & crew Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, work(squad*). Oakland University (MI) 2013 grad. shop of Soul Doctor. TV: “High School Musical: #TPAPCompany1. Would not be here without my Get in the Picture.” The Boston Conservatory. family/friends & coffee. Hi mom. Instagram: Thanks Joy Dewing Casting, Holly-Anne EmilyMitchy Ruggiero. For my Brynno! MAISIE SALINGER (Bridget) is so very grateful!! Originally from Boulder, CO and a Pace University Alumni. THANK YOU to casting, the creative team, Amy, Mark and her undeniably remarkable family and friends. Special thanks to The Universe for bringing Sarah along!

ERIN L. FLEMING (Twig) trained, taught and performed professionally in Philadelphia for 5 years. BFA University of the Arts. So happy to be on his first tour! Thanks to family, friends, cast, crew, Dewing Casting and Troika! Truly grateful and humbled!

JENNIFER GELLER (Nautica, u/s Danielle) is ecstatic to be making her national tour debut with such an exhilarating show! She thanks the creative team for giving her this wonderful opportunity, and her family for their constant love and support. It is literally all happening!

GABRIELLA ANDRéA (Swing) has been a dancer, cheerleader, and gymnast since the young age of 3. Starting off at her local dance studio Star Struck Dance Studio. She cheered grammar school through high school. She is so ready for this experience so “Bring It On.”

SHARROD WILLIAMS (La Cienega) from Newark, NJ and a graduate of Montclair State University majoring in Communication Studies and Dance. Theatre: A Chorus Line Nat’l Tour 12-13, Cats, Hairspray, and Cabaret. Dance: Chase Brock Experience, Doug Elkins and Friends, and Von Howard Project. www.SharrodYWilliams.com

TAUREAN BARBER (Ensemble) is thrilled to join this amazing production. The Jackson, GA native recently returned from the Dreamgirls International Tour. Favorite credits include Jacob (La Cage aux Folles), Ritchie (A Chorus Line), and Magical Mistoffelees (Cats).

ANDY WHITE (Steven, u/s Randall) is PUMPED to be a part of the Bring It On family! Tours: Shrek

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ANTWAN BETHEA (Cheer Captain, Swing, u/s Cameron, Twig) is a returning member of the Original Broadway cast. He graduated from ECU and has been a UCA instructor for 10 years. In addition to collegiate cheerleading, Antwan cheered professionally for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. Vita brevis, carpe diem! @TwanBringItOn

MICHAEL NAONE-CARTER (Ensemble) wants to give thanks to "Ke Akua" for all of his blessing and as well as his family for supporting him. Bring It On: The Musical: Original Broadway Cast; Bring It On: The Musical: 1st National Tour.

SARAH NATHAN (Ensemble, u/s Bridget, Danielle, Skylar) a born and bred New Yorker, is simply ecstatic! Endless gratitude to the team for EEAN COCHRAN (Dance Captain, Swing, u/s this incredible opportunity. Pace University alum! Cameron, La Cienega, Randall, Twig) is thrilled to For her friends, mom, pops, Eli & Molly. Special be a part of this show! Credits include Dreamgirls thanks to The Universe for bringing Maisie along! Nat’l Tour, Tarzan (Terk), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Judah). Pursuing a BFA MEGAN PECK (Swing) is extremely excited to in theatre at Abilene Christian University. Thanks be a part of this. After winning a 5-peat with to God and family for support. @eeeeeanc Hofstra Cheer, she never imagined this is where her life would lead her. Thanks to family & friends for VICTORIA CYZEWSKI (Ensemble, u/s all the love & support. Nautica) is honored to be making her tour debut with BIO! North Carolina native! Love and thanks BRENNAN PETERS (Swing) is thrilled to be a to Mom, Dad, my glorious family and friends, all part of the Bring It On National Tour. He always my teachers, Mama K, NCDI, RWS, Joy, Andy and said, "If someone were to write a musical specifiAlex. Twitter: @vcyzewski cally for me, it would be Bring It On!" Much thanks and love to Friends and Family. ALLI FRANCO (Swing) is an aspiring actress, singer, and dancer, and has cheered since high KALEIGH PRANGE (Assistant Cheer school. She feels very blessed to have such an Captain/Assistant Dance Captain, Swing, u/s Bridamazing support system of family and friends! "Al- get, Kylar and Nautica) is extremely excited to be ways follow your dreams!" joining the cast of her first national tour! She is pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre at Montclair JILLIAN FRANCO (Ensemble) from Vernon, NJ. State University and is a UCA National CheerleadShe started as a competitive gymnast and switched ing Champion. Love and thanks to her family! to cheerleading during high school; went on to be the captain of the Rutgers University Coed cheer- DAVID RANCK (Ensemble) from Strasburg, PA, leading team. Huge thanks to my family and started college at Colorado State. While there he coaches! “Always believe.” Twitter: @jilfranc cheered for the Denver Nuggets. He then transferred to Morehead State University in Kentucky, CHAILEE FRIANT (Ensemble) is a gymnast, where he cheered for the school and was an instrucdancer, and cheerleader from WA. Competitive tor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association. gymnast at National level, World Champion cheerleader. Trained stunt performer and BA in acting. KYLE SHAFER (Ensemble) is thrilled to begin She wouldn't be who she is today without the love his professional theatre career with Bring It On. and support from my family and friends! From Indiana, Kyle's favorite performances include Beauty and the Beast, Seussical the Musical, REED IACARELLA (Swing, u/s Steven) is and Harvey. Choreographed for nationally ranked thrilled to make his national tour debut. Reed is a cheer programs and high schools for over 4 years. two-time UCA College Cheerleading National Champion. Reed would like to thank Andy MASON TRUEBLOOD (Ensemble, u/s Steven, Blankenbuehler and Joy Dewing Casting for this Twig) recently graduated from UC Irvine with deamazing opportunity and his family for their love grees in Dance and Film & Media Studies. He is and support. excited and thankful to join the cast of Bring It On! Standing

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TV/Film: “Glee,” Disney’s “Shake It Up,” and 1 Score. Tom is also responsible for the music superChance 2 Dance. Twitter: @masontrueblood vision, arrangements and orchestrations for Green Day's American Idiot, and provided additional JAYSON TUCKER (Ensemble) Born in arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning Richmond, Virginia where he studied Dance and album 21st Century Breakdown and their upcomChoreography at Virginia Commonwealth Univer- ing trilogy, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! Tom is also the sity. Freshly back from touring in Singapore and compositor for High Fidelity (Broadway), The ready to hit the stage with Bring It On. To all my Winter's Tale and All's Well That Ends Well (the friends and family, this is for you! Blessed! Public NYSF), From Up Here (MTC) and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons.) As a musical NATALIE WILLIS (Ensemble) Originally from director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, his Colorado, Natalie cheered at Hawaii Pacific Univ. credits include Pitch Perfect (feature film), 13, winning three consecutive NCA national champi- Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, onships. Since graduating, she is coaching and pe- Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West) and Urban Cowrusing her post-grad education. She thanks boy. friends/family for supporting her and always knowing what to say! @NataliBrooke LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA (Co-Composer, CoLyricist) won the 2008 Tony Award for Best OrigEMMELINE WOOD (Standby for Campbell, inal Score for In The Heights, a 2009 Grammy Eva, Skylar) Favorite regional credits include The Award for its original Broadway cast album and Music Man, Grease, Hairspray, 42nd Street, was named a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Legally Blonde, and A Chorus Line. Proud gradu- Drama, in addition to numerous other awards. He ate of Florida State. Love and thanks to H-A, Joy, contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen family, friends, and the abundant universe. Be the Schwartz's Working and collaborated with Arthur sun! Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side JEFF WHITTY (Librettist) won the 2004 Tony Story. TV credits: "Modern Family," "The Electric Award for Best Book for a Musical for Avenue Q, Company," "The Sopranos," "House," "Sesame which ran on Broadway for six years and then Street." He is co-founding member of Freestyle moved Off-Broadway where its run continues. Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group the tours Also: libretto for a musical of Armistead Maupin's comedy festivals worldwide. Upcoming: The Tales of the City (SF Bay Area Critics Award) Hamilton Mixtape. For Vanessa, the best cheerwhich premiered at ACT in San Francisco, with leader ever. music by Jake Shears and John Garden of the band Scissor Sisters. Plays include The Further Adven- AMANDA GREEN (Co-Lyricist) is a Tony-nomtures of Hedda Gabler, The Hiding Place, The inated lyricist-composer. She had two musicals Plank Project, Balls, Suicide Weather and Sequel nominated for Tony Awards in the 2012-2013 sea2: A New Beginning. Theaters presenting his work son: Bring It On (Best Musical) and Hands On A include Exit Pursued By a Bear (NYC), Oregon Hardbody (Best Score) (Lyricist/Co-Composer); Shakespeare Festival, the Atlantic Theatre Com- she also received 3 Drama Desk Nominations and pany, the Vineyard Theatre, the New Group, the Al- an Outer Critics Circle Award Nom. Also on liance Theatre (Atlanta, GA), South Coast Broadway, High Fidelity (Lyrics). She collaboRepertory (Costa Mesa, CA) and the Eugene rated with Arthur Laurents on the revival of O'Neill Theater Center. Hallelujah Baby! (Addt’l Lyrics; Arena Stage); Up The Week Without A Paddle (L.A. Drama Critics TOM KITT (Co-Composer, Co-Arranger/Orches- Circle Nom, Best Score); For The Love of Tiffany trator) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Lyrics/Co-Star; NY Fringe Festival). Legendary as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and guitarist Trey Anastasio performs their songs with Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. His music his bands Phish and TAB. TV: "The Wonder Pets." for Next to Normal also received the 2009 Winner 2014 Frederic Loewe Composer’s Award, Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition Jonathan Larson Award, Songwriter’s Hall Of and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Fame Award. She’s performed her songs from

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Carnegie Hall to the Bluebird Café in Nashville. CD: Put A Little Love In Your Mouth: The Songs of Amanda Green available at www.greenpiecemusic.com.

Fences, The Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations.

ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER (Director, Choreographer) Broadway: In The Heights (Tony Award), Annie, Bring It On (Tony nomination), 9 To 5 (Tony nomination), The People In The Picture, and The Apple Tree. Other work includes Fly (DTC), The Wiz (City Center), Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), “Sesame Street,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Mr. Blankenbuehler has performed in 7 Broadway musicals including the original company of Fosse. He resides in New York City, with his wife Elly and children, Luca and Sofia.

CODY SPENCER (Sound Designer) Broadway: Co-Sound Designer for The Pee Wee Herman Show. Associate Sound Designer for If/Then, Beautiful, The Book of Mormon (National Tours and London), Annie, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Bring It On, and American Idiot (National Tour). Off-Broadway: Co-Sound Designer for David Byrne’s Here Lies Love. Thanks and love to my family and my wife, Erin. JEFF SUGG (Video Designer) is a Brooklynbased designer and multi-award winner. Broadway: Macbeth (LCT), A Time To Kill, Bring It On, Magic/Bird, 33 Variations. Off-Broadway: Last Five Years, This Clement World, Tribes, Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, The Accidental Trilogy. Regional: Elephant Man (Alley), Mountaintop (Alley/Arena), As You Like It (Shakespeare Theater). He has also worked with Cynthia Hopkins, Laurie Anderson, and The Wooster Group. Awards: a Lortel, an Obie, a Bessie, and two Hewes Awards.

DAVID KORINS (Scenic Designer) Broadway: Motown, Annie, Bring It On, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Chinglish, An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, Magic/Bird, Godspell, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange and Bridge and Tunnel. Extensive offBroadway and Regional work. Opera: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Oscar. Recipient of Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, three Henry Hewes Awards and an Obie Award for Sustained Excel- HOLLY-ANNE RUGGIERO (Associate lence in Design. Dad to Stella & Vivian. Director) is the Lead Producer and Director of the davidkorinsdesign.com. Global Hit – Wine Lovers – The Wine Tasting Musical now in it’s 7th year. Selected ANDREA LAUER (Costume Designer) Broad- Broadway/National Tour/West End – Bring It On: way: Bring It On The Musical, American Idiot. The Musical; Jersey Boys; Billy Crystal’s 700 SunOff-Broadway: What It's All About (NYTW), Mur- days; Walking With Dinosaurs; Dracula; Zhivago; der for Two, Title and Deed (Signature Theatre); As You Like It; Much Ado About Nothing. Selected Midsummer Night’s Dream, Unnatural Acts (Clas- Off Broadway/Regional – Cherry Lane Theatre, sic Stage); RX (Primary Stages); The Imaginary In- Abingdon Theatre, New World Stages, Ogunquit valid (Bard Summer Scape); Or’ (Women’s Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Reagle Music TheProject). Regional: Guthrie, Alliance, Berkeley atre, Southern Rep. www.hollyanneruggiero.com Rep, MUNY, Bay Street, Alley Theatre. Opera: Out Cold/Zippo Songs (BAM) West Side Story (El Paso STEPHANIE KLEMONS (Associate ChoreogOpera). Dance: Parsons, Sean Curran, STREB, col- rapher) Associate: In the Heights (1st nat'l), Tea laborations with Trey McIntyre Project. Stylist: With Chachaji (Off-B'way). Choreographer: American Vogue, OUT Magazine, “The 52nd An- Automatic Superstar (Off-B'way); Broadway nual Grammy Awards,” Rolling Stone. Education: Bares, Backwards and Bonnet. Performer: In the MFA, NYU. Heights (OBC, Drama Desk), Bombay Dreams (1st nat'l), Tea With…, Automatic Superstar, Repo!…, CHARLES G. LaPOINTE (Hair & Wig De- Bring It On (Atlanta/Alexis). Back-up: Ciara, Don signer). Broadway: After Midnight, Beautiful, Soul Omar, Julio Voltio. For my Bunny :)x3. Doctor, Motown, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, @Steph_Klem on Twitter. Newsies, The Columnist, The Mountaintop, The Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, Lombardi, Standing

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JESSICA COLOMBO (Cheer & Stunt Coordinator) A two time Collegiate National Cheerleading Champion and graduate from Hofstra University. She is a former UCA college, core staff, and international instructor. She is currently a High School, College, and World Championship judge and choreographer. Jessica has been with Bring It On: The Musical since 2009 and feels honored to be back in this roll for another production. She would like to thank her loving family for always believing in her dream! LYF!

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VARSITY-WE ARE CHEERLEADING ™ (Cheerleading Consultant) Varsity is the source for all things related to cheerleading and dance team. With a rich heritage and traditions dating back to 1974, Varsity is comprised of the leading spirit brands and organizations including its educational camps, clinics, competitions and uniforms to teams around the world. Founded in 1979, Varsity Spirit Fashion is the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of cheerleading and dance team apparel. ALEX LACAMOIRE (Music Supervisor/Co-Orchestrations/Co-Arrangements/Dance Arrangements) Alex won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, co-orchestrator and cast album producer of In The Heights. Other credits as music director, arranger and/or orchestrator: Wicked; 9 To 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy nominations); Annie; Working; The People In The Picture; Legally Blonde; High Fidelity; Bat Boy: The Musical; Fly; and the 2001 National Tour of Godspell. Composer for “Sesame Street” on PBS. Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis, his wife Ileana.

national tours include Catch Me If You Can, Cats, the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, and Mel Brooks’ The Producers (1st national & Las Vegas). Broadway credits include The Norman Conquests, Gypsy, Radio Golf, and The Producers. Townsend received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management from Indiana University’s Individualized Major Program and is a certified member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. RYAN P. MURPHY (Production Manager) is currently in his seventh season with Troika Entertainment, having worked on over 40 national and international tours with a wide range of amazing artists. Current projects include the first national tours of Sister Act, Ghost: The Musical, and Evita, as well as tours of West Side Story, Bring It On, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz. Prior to joining Troika, Ryan spent time as a Production Supervisor, Stage Manager, and Executive Producer. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Ryan would also like to thank his family, friends, and soon-to-be husband, Joe for all their love and support.

JOY DEWING CASTING (Casting Director) Broadway: Soul Doctor, Wonderland. Off Broadway: Forever Dusty, Soul Doctor, The Voca People, The Sphinx Winx, Dear Edwina. Current/recent tours: Bring It On, Ghost, Mamma Mia!, West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can. Dance companies: Rasta Thomas, Elizabeth Streb. Past tours: In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof (starring Topol/Harvey Fierstein), Cats, 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar (starring Ted Neeley), JULIAN REEVE (Music Director) Born and ed- Movin’Out, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. ucated in the UK. Credits include: West End: Grease (Asst. Music Director), Pippin (Drums), THE ROAD COMPANY (Exclusive Tour DirecSpamalot (Drums/Sub), Treasure Island (Asst. tion) was founded in 1997 by Stephen Lindsay and Music Director), Hairspray (Drums/Sub). Interna- Brett Sirota. In addition to Bring It On, current reptional & UK Tours: The Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, resentation includes Wicked, Kinky Boots, Once, Cats, Footloose, The Sound of Music, Smokey Joe’s Annie, Dirty Dancing, Peter and the Starcatcher, Café (all as Music Director), Chicago (Drums), Evita, Elf, Sister Act, Rain: A Tribute to The BeatSaturday Night Fever (Asst. Music Director), West les, We Will Rock You and Donny and Marie. The Side Story (Drums). Arranger: Various arrange- Road Company is made possible by Magaly ments/orchestrations for winners of Greek “X Fac- Barone, Shawn Willett, Jenny Kirlin, Justine Spintor” and “Pop Idol” television series 2010. gler, Didi Perez and Garrett Holtz. TOWNSEND TEAGUE (General Manager) is MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (Limanager for national touring productions of Annie, censing) is one of the world’s largest theatrical liGhost, West Side Story, and Bring It On. Previous censing agencies, granting performance rights to

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WHO’S WHO both professional and amateur theatres. With over 350 musicals in its catalogue, including the best of Broadway as well as a vibrant collection of great musicals adapted for performance by children, MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and other resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations throughout the world. RANDALL A. BUCK (Producer, Chief Executive Officer) has produced more than 50 productions across the globe for Troika Entertainment. Before joining Troika in 1999, Mr. Buck was Vice President and General Manager for Livent in Toronto. Mr. Buck was a stage manager for more than 20 years, surviving a year with Mary Martin and Carol Channing in Jimmy Kirkwood’s Legends!, a year in Japan with Siegfried & Roy, opening The Phantom of the Opera Music Box Company and opening Show Boat on Broadway. When not on the road Randy can be found in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Angela, and their daughter Sierra Ashley Buck. MICHAEL J. ORSINO (Chief Operating Officer) has enjoyed nearly a decade working with Troika Entertainment. He first joined the company on the road as stage manager and later as company manager. Productions include South Pacific, Saturday Night Fever, The Sound of Music (US and Asian Tours), and Cats. A graduate of DeSales University, Mr. Orsino has also worked at venues ranging from the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. After his many years on the road, he is pleased to have settled down in Maryland with his wife, Anissa, a fellow Troika tour veteran and their son, Cameron. DONALD KINDL (Chief Financial Officer) graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1982 and again in 1988 with his Masters in Business Administration. He began his career with Combustion Engineering in Windsor, CT in 1982, and moved to Maryland in 1992 to assume the position of Comptroller for various theatrical productions. In his current position he oversees the daily operations of all aspects of finance and management information systems. Mr. Kindl and his lovely wife, Cindy, are the proud parents of three wonderful children: Stephen, Stacey and Scott. Standing

TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) has been the innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets having produced for the Wynn, Caesars, Grand Casino, Hilton, Eldorado and Harrah’s. Current and upcoming productions include Annie, Bring It On: The Musical, Evita, Ghost, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sister Act, and West Side Story. With strong ties to the Broadway community, Troika prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide. Please visit us at www.troika.com. BIG LEAGUE PRODUCTIONS/DANIEL SHER (Executive Producer) Led by Daniel Sher as owner and Executive Producer, Big League is celebrating its 25th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and worldwide. Big League's collaboration with Disney Theatricals on Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (North America, Taiwan and China) and with Cameron Mackintosh on a new production of Miss Saigon (4 year record setting US and Canadian tour) are among its significant achievements. Other noteworthy productions were the Japanese and North American touring production of the Tony Award winning Broadway revival of 42nd Street as well as Meredith Willson’s The Music Man as newly conceived by Susan Stroman. Others have included Footloose (Las Vegas, Atlantic City, North American tour), tours of Titanic, 1776, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Rip Taylor and Blast!. Big League’s production of The Who’s Tommy has been seen throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Japan. Big League produced the Tony Award®- winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard and the first national tour of the technically dynamic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Recent seasons included Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, an original hip-hop dance show Groovaloo Off-Broadway, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (annual National Tour and 2012 at Madison Square Garden), Dreamgirls (US and Japan), and Hair (US and Japan) Current shows include My Fair Lady in Singapore, Spank! The Fifty

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Shades Parody in Orlando, Florida, Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers and Bring It On which will also travel to Japan. Big League will premiere the new North American tour of the Tony Award nominated A Christmas Story – The Musical in 2014. The booking department at Big League, helmed by Vice President John Starr, is among the most respected in the industry. BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL STAFF EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Randall A. Buck Daniel Sher GENERAL MANAGER Townsend Teague Assistant General Manager Brian Schrader TOUR MARKETING & PRESS Courtney Davis COMPANY MANAGER Mark Johnson TOUR BOOKING AGENCY The Road Company CASTING Joy Dewing Casting Joy Dewing, CSA Nikki Grillos PRODUCTION MANAGER Ryan P. Murphy Technical Director J. Michael Stafford

STAGE SUPERVISOR.................RICHARD NILSEN Assist. Stage Manager/ Assist. Company Manager..............................Saori Yokoo Associate Director............................Holly-Anne Ruggiero Associate Choreographer.....................Stephanie Klemons Cheer & Stunt Coordinator......................Jessica Colombo Associate Costume Designer.......................Tristan Raines Assistant Costume Designer..........................Caitlin Conci Assistant Hair Designer............................Elizabeth Pritzer Makeup Designer...........................................Caitlin Conci Associate Lighting Designer/ Programmer...............................................Grant Wilcoxen Assistant Lighting Designer........................Greg Solomon Production Electrician......................................Teresa Hull Video Programmer..........................Darwin L. Gilmore III Assistant Video Designer..................................Paul Lieber Associate Sound Designer..............................Mike Tracey Production Sound......................................David Horowitz Music Assistant................................................Jonny Baird Music Copywork.......Emily Grishman Music Preparation Music Editor........................................................Derik Lee Production Assistants...................Neshama Sonnenschein Nikolas Brown

HEAD CARPENTER....................DAN LAUSHMAN Assistant Carpenter................................... J. Tyler Delong

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Head of Properties....................................Michael Vergoth Head Electrician.............................................Jesse Sutten Assistant Electrician......................................Alan Pleiman Swing Technician...............................................Ian Wright Head of Sound..............................................Chris Powell Assistant Sound Engineer...........................Paul Gonzalez Head of Wardrobe..................................Andrea Dockhorn Head of Hair.......................................Derrick Cosmo West Physical Therapy..NEURO TOUR, Physical Therapy, Inc. Physical Therapist...............................Katrina VanOstrand Medical Director.................................Thomas Myers, MD

Accounting...................................Zwick & Banyai, PLLC Employee Benefits................................The Capital Group Insurance...........................Maury, Donnelly and Parr, Inc. Legal......................................................S. Jean Ward, Esq. B-roll........................................Fresh Produce Productions Creative Services...................................TRUE Marketing For Big League Productions, Inc. Legal Counsel for BLP, Inc....................Nan Bases, Esq. Office Manager/Producer’s Assistant......Xavier Mazara Accounting for BLP, Inc...................Schall & Ashenfarb House Accountant......................................Connie Caulo For TROIKA Entertainment Chief Executive Officer............................Randall A. Buck Chief Operating Officer..........................Michael J. Orsino Chief Financial Officer..................................Donald Kindl Associate Producer...........................................Jaime Prine General Managers..................................Townsend Teague Joe Christopher Assistant General Managers.......................Brian Schrader Abram Best Production Coordinator............................Ryan P. Murphy Marketing Manager...................................Courtney Davis Marketing Consultant.........................................Amy Katz Booking Associate.....................................Doria Montfort Budgeting & Forecasting Manager........George Lamberty Controller.................................................Ryan Rudzinski Staff Accountant.......................................Lourdes Castillo Accounting Clerk.....................................Marite Espinoza Warehouse Manager......................................Scott Garrish Office Assistant............................................Allison Shade For TROIKA Costumes Costume Director..................................Michelle Harrison Assistant to the Costume Director.................Alison Smith Work Room Manager......................................Helen Jones Lead Stitcher............................................Laura Browning Craft Manager......................................................Risa Ono Project Assistants.......................................Emily Schubert Kaitlyn Howland Stitchers...........................Kristin Czako, Sharon Landrum Katharine Kraus

DIO. Additional Costume Construction by TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT COSTUMES, Glen Burnie, MD. Trucking by JANCO, LTD., Wayne, NJ, Rick Rosenthal. Rehearsed at BARUCH COLLEGE, New York, NY. Makeup provided by BA-STAR MAKEUP/KAY KLAUSNER Bring It On: The Musical thanks the Hofstra Cheerleaders

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Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Director and/or Choreographer is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Director and/or Choreographer is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

CREDITS Scenery Fabrication by PRG SCENIC TECHNOLOGIES, New Windsor, NY. Soft Goods by I. Weiss & Sons, Fairview, NJ. Lighting Equipment by CHRISTIE LITES, Orlando, FL, Larry Thomas. Sound Equipment by SOUND ASSOCIATES, Yonkers, NY. Video Equipment by PETE'S BIG TVS, Columbia, MD. Custom Costumes executed by JOHN KRISTIANSEN NEW YORK, INC. Custom Costume Crafts by JEFF FENDER STU-

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ENJOY TIME WITH FRIENDS

MEET THE PERFORMERS

ENGAGE KIDS WITH THE ARTS

Become a Partner in the Performing Arts Did you know your ticket pays for only 65% of the cost of presenting the Performing Arts Series? Contributions are critical to the quality and breadth of our program, allowing us to be bold and innovative each year. Join the generous donors who make these magical performances possible.

Giving is Easy To give your vital support to the arts, choose one of these methods:

Online: Visit www.center.iastate.edu/makeagift Mail: Envelopes at the Guest Services Desk or send to ISU Foundation, 2505 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010

Donor Benefits Can Include: • Highest priority seating & VIP parking

Phone: 515-294-3347 or 1-877-843-2368

• Complimentary refreshments in the Donor Lounge

In Person: Ticket Office (open through intermission for all shows)

• A Donor Appreciation Event, Meet-the-Artist receptions and the Series Preview Party

Give today to begin experiencing the many benefits of being a Performing Arts Fund/AIOFA donor. Please join us today. Visit center.iastate.edu/support.

Your Gift Can be Made in Installments Visit www.foundation.iastate.edu and click on ‘How to Give’ to complete a Pledge, Electronic Fund Transfer or Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Form.

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) You can designate your gift to support the orchestras at Stephens Auditorium.

Contact Patti Cotter, Development & Sponsorship Manager, at 515-294-1238 or via e-mail at pcotter@iastate.edu.

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM FOR THE ARTS?

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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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Thank You for Your Support of the Performing Arts Fund and Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Contributors as of February 1, 2014

Impresario $5,000 and above

Jim Beckwith The Lauridsen Family Endowment

Executive Producer $2,500 and above

Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau George C. & Susan J. Christensen Cecilia & Harry Horner Kawaler Family Charitable Foundation Beverly & Warren Madden Sue & Alvin Ravenscroft David & Marianne Spalding Ira, Jordan & Julia White

Director $1,000 and above

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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

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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

Cinderella This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and General Mills Foundation. 40

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Bring It On: The Musical playbill