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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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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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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. 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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Sophie Sheridan ...................................................................................................... CHELSEA WILLIAMS Ali ........................................................................................................................................EMILY PRICE Lisa........................................................................................................................ANTOINETTE COMER Tanya.............................................................................................................. GABRIELLE MIRABELLA Rosie .........................................................................................................................CARLY SAKOLOVE Donna Sheridan.................................................................................................GEORGIA KATE HAEGE Sky ..................................................................................................................................CHRIS STEVENS Pepper ................................................................................................................CHRISTOPHER HLINKA Eddie ..................................................................................................................................KYLE DUPREE Harry Bright .............................................................................................................. MARK A. HARMON Bill Austin ..........................................................................................................MICHAEL COLAVOLPE Sam Carmichael ................................................................................................................JEFF DRUSHAL Father Alexandrios ........................................................................................ROYCE JAMES McINTOSH

GEORGIA KATE HAEGE

CHELSEA WILLIAMS

GABRIELLE MIRABELLA

CARLY SAKOLOVE

MICHAEL COLAVOLPE

JEFF DRUSHAL

THE ENSEMBLE

ANTHONY ALFARO, FRANCESCA AROSTEGUI, KEN ARPINO, GRACE LESZYNSKI, REBECCA MASON-WYGAL, ROYCE JAMES McINTOSH, TYLER McKENZIE, TODD MCINTYRE, BRYNN SMITH, JOSH LaMONTE SWITZER, BONNE TOMLINSON, JENNIFER WINGERTER, VINCE WINGERTER, LAUREN WRIGHT

MARK A. HARMON

CHRIS STEVENS

ANTOINETTE COMER

KYLE DUPREE

EMILY PRICE

CHRISTOPHER HLINKA

ANTHONY ALFARO

FRANCESCA AROSTEGUI

KEN ARPINO

MEGHAN GLOGOWER

ANDREW J. KOSLOW

GRACE LESZYNSKI

DANNY LOPEZ

REBECCA MASON-WYGAL

ROYCE JAMES McINTOSH

TYLER McKENZIE

TODD MCINTYRE

BRYNN SMITH

JOSHUA LaMONTE SWITZER

BONNE TOMLINSON

CARLY WIELSTEIN

JENNIFER WINGERTER

VINCE WINGERTER

LAUREN WRIGHT

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For Sophie Sheridan—Francesca Arostegui, Brynn Smith; for Ali—Grace Leszynski, Lauren Wright; for Lisa—Grace Leszynski, Lauren Wright; for Tanya—Bonne Tomlinson, Jennifer Wingerter; for Rosie—Bonne Tomlinson, Rebecca Mason-Wygal; for Donna Sheridan—Rebecca Mason-Wygal, Jennifer Wingerter; for Sky—Anthony Alfaro, Ken Arpino; for Pepper—Andrew J. Koslow, Tyler McKenzie; for Eddie—Tyler McKenzie, Josh LaMonte Switzer; for Harry Bright—Royce James McIntosh, Todd McIntyre; for Bill Austin—Royce James McIntosh, Vince Wingerter; for Sam Carmichael—Todd McIntyre, Vince Wingerter; for Father Alexandrios—Todd McIntyre, Vince Wingerter

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MEGHAN GLOGOWER, ANDREW J. KOSLOW, DANNY LOPEZ, CARLY WIELSTEIN Dance Captain—–Carly Wielstein

THE BAND

Music Director/Keyboard 1—KEVIN CASEY Associate Music Director/Keyboard 2—ENRICO DE TRIZIO Guitar 1—DAVID MALACHOWSKI Guitar 2—PAUL HEANEY Bass—MARCEL HAMEL Drums—OSKAR HAGGDAHL

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GEORGIA KATE HAEGE (Donna) hails from the stunning harbour city of Sydney, Australia, where she studied at the Sydney Conservatorium and earned her Bachelor of Music. Georgia has sung backup for renowned artists including Meat Loaf and La La Brooks (of Phil Spector’s The Crystals). Georgia’s had several original bands in NYC: currently she fronts/co-writes for disco-pop act Liquid Diet who recently released their EP Daddy Issues. Theater highlights: Empire (Spiegelworld), Lost in Love: The Air Supply Musical, Date Me Do Me Dump Me, Hell Hole Honeys, Europa, Save the Robots, Lizzie Borden. Film/ TV: Late Fee (national release); American Haunting (Discovery Network). Georgia can be seen/heard singing the Sleepy’s jingle, voicing a national Trojan Condom commercial, and shaking her booty in the Brazil Butt Lift commercial. www.georgiakatehaege.com.

in alphabetical order Chiquitita DanCinG queen DoeS your mother knoW Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! honey, honey i Do, i Do, i Do, i Do, i Do i have a Dream knoWinG me, knoWinG you lay all your love on me mamma mia money, money, money one of uS our laSt Summer

CHELSEA WILLIAMS (Sophie) is so thankful to be a part of this new adventure. Previous credits include The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Gloucester Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, and Café Variations, a collaboration with SITI Company directed by Anne Bogart. B.F.A. Emerson College. Love to family and pals far and wide.

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GABRIELLE MIRABELLA (Tanya) is a Florida native and graduate from the Manhattan School of Music. National/regional credits include “Annabelle Gurwitch” in You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! and “Velma” in Hairspray. For my mamma, “Major” Mirabella, the original Dancing Queen. Love and eternal gratitude to my family.

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CARLY SAKOLOVE (Rosie). Off Broadway/ tour: NEWSical the Musical and Girls Night: the Musical. Regional: Speakeasy Stage, Florida Studio Theatre. B.F.A. from the Boston Conservatory. Original NYC Cabaret: I Hear Voices (Duplex, Joe’s Pub) features her Diva impersonations. Viral Youtube video: “Broadway Divas Send in the Clowns.” carlysakolove.com. For Mom, Dad, Jillian, Quinn.

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MICHAEL COLAVOLPE (Bill). National Tour debut. Recent credits: How to Succeed in Business… (Bratt), The Temperamentals (Harry Hay), Hairspray (Edna), Avenue Q (Trekkie Monster), Company (Harry), Disney’s Finding Nemo: The Musical (Bruce, Mr. Ray) and The American Idol Experience (Judge). All my love to KB, without whom none of this would be possible. JEFF DRUSHAL (Sam). National tours: 1776 (Jefferson), My Fair Lady. Favorite regional: Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Oklahoma! (Curley McClain), Macbeth (Macduff), The Trojan Women (Poseidon), 1776 (Rutledge), Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (Jafar), Woyzek (Drum Major), Man of LaMancha and more than a few productions of The Pirates of Penzance. MARK A. HARMON (Harry). National tour: Wilbur Turnblad (Hairspray). Regional Theater: Felix Turner (The Normal Heart), The Professor (Gilligan’s Island the Musical), Mr. McQueen (Urinetown), Yvonne (Art), Trevor Graydon (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Charles Thompson (1776), Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), Fredrik Egerman (A Little Night Music), Marcus Lycus (A Funny Thing…Forum). CHRIS STEVENS (Sky) is both elated and blessed to be touring with such an amazing group of people. Proud graduate of DeSales University (‘11). National Tours: Cats (Tugger). Regional: Cats (Theatre by the Sea), The Sound of Music (Paper Mill Playhouse) Damn Yankees (NCT), 1776 (PSF). Many thanks to the cast, crew, and creatives. Love to Mom, Dad, Brett, family and friends. @CJStevens421. ANTOINETTE COMER (Lisa) is absolutely elated to be making her national tour debut with Mamma Mia! Favorite credits: Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Footloose and The Jungle Book. Many thanks to God, her supportive family, (Mom, Dad, Dominique, Colette and Koby) and every single one of her friends! KYLE DUPREE (Eddie) is honored and excited to be playing the part of Eddie in the National Tour of Mamma Mia! Favorite

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST credits: National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble/Carpet u/s), Cats (Mungojerrie), Dreamgirls (Ensemble). B.F.A. Jazz Dance: University of the Arts. All my love and gratitude to my family, friends, and B. EMILY PRICE (Ali). So excited to be on tour! Her experience includes: LORT Theatre; Next to Normal (Natalie); Human Race Theatre. Regional: Secret Garden (Mary Lennox); Adventure Theatre in Maryland. Other: Anne of Green Gables (Anne); Leesburg Theatre Co.; The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy); The Alliance Theatre. Love you Mom, Dad, Daniel, Justin, Tim and Carolyn! CHRISTOPHER HLINKA (Pepper) This is Christopher’s first tour. He is so excited to join the Mama Mia family! Recent credits include Off-Broadway’s The Awesome 80’s Prom and Pinkalicious. He can be seen in national commercials for Wendy’s and Jenga. Thanks to my incredibly supportive friends and family. Dreams come true! ANTHONY ALFARO (Ensemble, u/s Sky). National tour debut! Recent regional credits include In the Heights (Speakeasy Stage Co.), Singin’ in the Rain (The Zeiterion) and The Rocky Horror Show (The ABP). The Boston Conservatory, B.F.A., class of 2013. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, The Price Group, JD Casting, QCCBU, friends and family. Thank you! FRANCESCA AROSTEGUI (Ensemble, u/s Sophie) is thrilled to be a part of Mamma Mia! Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), The Music Man (Zaneeta), HONK! (Penny), and Legally Blonde (Kate). B.F.A.: Indiana University. Enormous thanks and endless love to my amazing family and friends. For you, Grandma—thank you for the music! KEN ARPINO (Ensemble, u/s Sky) is thrilled to join the Mamma Mia! family! National tours: Legally Blonde: the Musical! and Hairspray; Most recent credit: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ogunquit Playhouse) starring Clay Aiken. Boston area native; Emerson College graduate; Ken thanks his mom, dad, Dustin, Dave, and his fantastic family and friends for all their continued love and support. Follow @kenarpino. 26

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MEGHAN GLOGOWER (Swing). National Tour debut! Credits include: The Nutty Professor (world premiere); Hello, Dolly!; Annie Get Your Gun; Guys and Dolls; A Chorus Line; Grease; and Swing! among others. A huge thank you to the creative team, casting, my parents, Scott, and Daniel Hoff Agency. B.F.A.: Belmont University. www.MeghanGlogower.com. ANDREW J. KOSLOW (Swing, u/s Pepper) is thrilled to be making his touring debut with Mamma Mia! Regional credits include: Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming (Dennis), Call Me Madam, Sweet Charity, Shenandoah (Henry). University of Oklahoma, B.F.A., Class of 2012. Sending love to Mom, Dad, CJC, MS, and A! GRACE LESZYNSKI (Ensemble, u/s Ali, Lisa) is elated to be making her National Tour debut with Mamma Mia! Proud graduate of CAP 21. Favorite credits include: Into the Woods, Footloose, and Cinderella. Grace would like to thank Michael, JDC casting, WLP, NAB, and her supportive family and friends. For Mom and Dad…endless love and gratitude. DANNY LOPEZ (Swing) is beyond thrilled to be making his touring debut with Mamma Mia! A CT native, he has performed in many regional theaters around the country. Thank you to JD Casting, WLP, and to my family and friends for their unwavering love and support. Dreams really do come true! REBECCA MASON-WYGAL (Ensemble, u/s Donna, Rosie) is a Los Angeles native, and a graduate of California State University Fullerton. She’s worked regionally at A Noise Within, The Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville, and Sierra Repertory, among others, and has toured nationally with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. Love to Mom, Dad, Brian, and Coeurage Theatre Company! ROYCE JAMES McINTOSH (Ensemble, u/s Bill, Harry) is very excited to be part of this year’s tour of Mamma Mia! Past tours include South Pacific and the First National Tour of Elf the Musical. Favorite roles performed: Emile de Becque (South Pacific), The Count (Marriage of Figaro), and Fredrick

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She is currently writing a one-woman show featuring over thirty characters.

TYLER McKENZIE (Ensemble, u/s Eddie, Pepper), a Long Island native, is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Favorite credits include The Drowsy Chaperone and Rent. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, C.J., my friends, family, and mentors for their unconditional love and support. www.tylermckenzie.net. Twitter: @ TylerMcKenzie.

CARLY WIELSTEIN (Swing, Dance Captain) is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production! Originally a classical ballerina from Northern California, Carly now resides in Los Angeles where she has been seen as a featured dancer for the 64th Creative Arts Emmys and the 64th Primetime Emmys, the world premiere of Hello! My Baby, The S.T.A.G.E Benefit, Spamalot, Oklahoma!, The Vagina Monologues, CASH, All Shook Up, Rent, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hairspray, and Cats. Thanks to Dave & Natalie. Carly dedicates this all to her soul sisters, Mom, Dad, Chels, Eric, and the ultimate dream boy, Lance!

TODD MACINTYRE (Ensemble, u/s Sam, Harry). National Tour Debut! Select credits: Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy Blakeney), Showboat (Gaylord Ravenal), Grease (Kenickie), Can-Can (Theophile), Annie Get Your Gun (u/s Frank Butler), Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Children of Hercules (Demophon), Holland America, Tokyo Disney, Puccini’s Tosca. Thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Bro, Sis, JDC, and Bu! toddmacintyre.com @toddmacintyre BRYNN SMITH (Ensemble, u/s Sophie) is thrilled to be on her first national tour, and even more excited that it is Mamma Mia! A recent graduate of Abilene Christian University and the Syracuse Tepper Semester, Brynn has been seen on such stages as Flat Rock Playhouse and Casa Manana. She wants to thank her friends and family for all their support, Garrett Long for all her help, and Joy Dewing Casting and the creative team for giving me this opportunity, and God for all His blessings. JOSHUA LaMONTE SWITZER (Ensemble, u/s Eddie) is grateful to be creating onstage, and honored to be involved in the tour. Credits include: “Judas”—Godspell, “Roger”—Rent, “Riff”—West Side Story, and “Pippin”—Pippin. Television appearances include: “Arrested Development,” “Mike & Molly,” and “Bones.” BONNE TOMLINSON (Ensemble, u/s Tanya, Rosie). Favorite gigs: dancing with Phish at Madison Square Garden, Mark Twain’s Blues off-Broadway, and Avenue Q commercial. National Tours: Scarlet Pimpernel, Andrews Sisters Tribute, Broadway Jr. Bonne also plays bassoon and works as an audio book narrator. 8

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JENNIFER WINGERTER (Ensemble, u/s Donna, Tanya) is thrilled to be touring with this fabulous company. Favorite credits include: Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Me and My Girl (Sally), All Shook Up (Natalie), Hairspray (Penny), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), White Christmas (Judy), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie). Jennifer loves travel and met her husband as singers with Celebrity Cruise Lines. Thanks always to my family and Vince. www.jenniferweingarten.com. VINCE WINGERTER (Ensemble, u/s Sam, Bill). Originally from Seattle, Vince is thrilled to be touring with Mamma Mia! Favorite roles include: Me and My Girl (Bill Snibson), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), The Drowsy Chaperone (George), Urinetown (Bobby), White Christmas (Phil Davis) and singing for Celebrity Cruise Lines. Love to Jennifer and family. www. vincewingerter.com. LAUREN WRIGHT (Ensemble, u/s Ali, Lisa) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut in Mamma Mia! Favorite roles include: Penny (Hairspray), Eponine (Les Misérables), and Wendy (Peter Pan). She is originally from Evansville, IN and a recent graduate of Belmont University. Lots of love to Mom, Dad, Claire, and Nene! PD SELTZER (Company Manager) produced over 35 shows in South Florida including The Music Man, Sweeney Todd, and Assassins.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST Seltzer has company managed national tours of Fiddler on the Roof, Legally Blonde, Cats, Movin’ Out, Chicago, Aida, Blast!, Miss Saigon, The Music Man, Footloose, 1776, A Funny Thing…Forum, Cinderella and the national and international tours of The Sound of Music with Marie Osmond. Seltzer founded and performed with the Fort Lauderdale Players staging Bad Seed, Mame and many Gilbert & Sullivan operas. For “Lally.” CHRISTOPHER FLORES (Production Stage Manager) recently worked on The Rocky Horror Show at The Bucks County Playhouse. Off-Broadway: 3 Kinds of Exile. NYC: Venus and Mona, The Collective. Guthrie Theater: After A Hundred Years, 9 Parts of Desire and Pen. Regional: Summer of ’42, Don’t Drink The Water and The Miracle Worker. National tour: Encore with Chamber Theater Productions. ALAN D. KNIGHT (Assistant Stage Manager) attended Western Michigan University. National Tours: The Book of Mormon (1st National & Chicago), Sister Act the Musical (1st National). He is thrilled to be joining the Mamma Mia Family! Special thanks to my mother, father, Cheryl, and amazing family and friends for supporting my dream! KEVIN CASEY (Music Director/Keyboard 1). When he was 13 years old, Kevin’s mother asked him who sang “Fernando.” He didn’t know. Now, preparing for this tour, he has listened to every Abba song and will be ready the next time his mother gives him a Swedish music quiz. Thanks to Kim, S&S, Bjorn and Benny. JUDY CRAYMER (Original Producer/ Co-Creator) graduated from the Guildhall School of Music in 1977 and has since worked extensively in the theatre, film, television and music industries. Judy originated the idea of Mamma Mia!, and in 1996 formed Littlestar Services Limited with Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Richard East to produce the stage musical in London. Since then, she has produced 39 productions of Mamma Mia! in 14 languages around the world. In 2002, Judy was presented with a Woman of the Year Award in recognition for her international success with Mamma Mia! In the Queen’s birthday honours list of 2007, she was honored with an MBE for her contribution 28

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to the music industry. In 2008, Judy produced Mamma Mia! The Movie, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, which became the highestgrossing musical film worldwide. That same year, she was honoured with the Women in Film ITV Achievement of the Year Award. Mamma Mia! The Movie was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, a BAFTA for Outstanding British film, and Judy was personally nominated by BAFTA for the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement. In 2010, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation presented Judy with its Humanitarian Award for her commitment to raising breast cancer awareness and research funding around the globe with Mamma Mia! and through the sale of the specially created Rock Chick Supremo T-shirts. Following a passion for horses and show jumping, Judy was asked to be an ambassador for British show jumping, and is proud to support the British team. Judy is also the producer of Viva Forever!, an original musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls. WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. In addition to Mamma Mia!, upcoming productions include the tour of White Christmas, the 2013/14 tour of American Idiot, and the 2014/15 tours of Chaplin and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Past Productions include the North American tours of Tony Award winners In The Heights, Avenue Q and A Year With Frog and Toad. Produced Julie Andrews—The Gift of Music with performances at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Creators of four new musicals for young audiences including The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley and James and the Giant Peach. WLP is led by founding partner and President, Stephen Gabriel and Vice President, Nancy Gabriel. General Management, Scott Seay and Aniele Fortin.Production Management, Rhys Williams and Mike East. www.worklightproductions.com. BJÖRN ULVAEUS (Music & Lyrics) was born in 1945 in Gothenberg on the west coast of Sweden. After a successful local career in Sweden with a folk group in the mid-1960s, he started his collaboration with Benny Andersson. They then went on to form ABBA with Agnetha

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Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Even during the ABBA years, the idea of writing a musical seemed appealing and, in 1981, Björn and Benny met Tim Rice and co-wrote Chess with him, which opened in the West End in 1986. In 1995 Björn and Benny opened a new musical called Kristina Från Duvemåla, which played for three years in Sweden. Their most recent musical is the Stockholm production Hjälp sökes, which opened in 2013. BENNY ANDERSSON (Music & Lyrics). Born in Stockholm on December 16, 1946. Instructed by his father and grandfather, he started to play the accordion at the age of 6, and he has not stopped yet. CATHERINE JOHNSON (Book). Theater: Rag Doll, Renegades, Suspension (Bristol Old Vic); Too Much Too Young (Bristol Old Vic and London Bubble); Boys Mean Business, Dead Sheep, Little Baby Nothing (Bush Theatre, London); Shang-a-Lang (Bush Theatre and national tour); and Mamma Mia! (worldwide); Through the Wire and A Letter to Lacey for NT Connections. Creative consultant on ABBA the Museum, Stockholm. Television: “Casualty,” “Byker Grove,” “Love Hurts,” “Gold,” “Linda Green.” Original screenplays: “Rag Doll” and “Where’s Willy?” (HTV) and “Sin Bin” (BBC), the series “Love in the 21st Century” (Channel 4) and “Dappers” (BBC3). Awards: Catherine has won the Bristol Old Vic/HTV Playwrighting Award, Thames Television’s Writer-inResidence Award and Thames Television’s Best Play Award and was nominated in 2002 for a Tony Award for Best Musical Book for Mamma Mia! Film: Catherine wrote the screenplay for the Mamma Mia! movie released July 2008. PHYLLIDA LLOYD (Director) has directed opera, theater and recently her first film for television. Theater: Mary Stuart (Donmar, Apollo and B’way), Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria, Wild East (Royal Court), The Threepenny Opera, Boston Marriage (Donmar Warehouse), The Way of the World, Pericles, What the Butler Saw, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Duchess of Malfi (Royal National Theatre), Artists and Admirers, The Virtuoso (Royal Shakespeare Company), Mamma Mia! (London, Broadway and worldwide), The Taming of the Shrew (Globe). 10

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Opera: La Bohème, Medea, Carmen, L’Etoile, Gloriana, Albert Herring, Peter Grimes (Opera North), Macbeth (Paris), The Handmaid’s Tale (Copenhagen, ENO and Toronto), The Carmelites, The Verdi Requiem, Wagner’s Ring Cycle (English Nat’l Opera). Film: Mamma Mia! (Universal, Playtone, Littlestar), The Iron Lady (Pathé Films), “Gloriana a Film” (TV, Illuminations Films). For “Gloriana” she received an International Emmy, an FIPA d’Or and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award. For Mary Stuart, Phyllida was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Director and won the 2006 South Bank Theatre Award. In 2007, Peter Grimes won a South Bank Opera Award. In 2009, she was also honored by the Queen with a CBE for services to drama. ANTHONY VAN LAAST, MBE (Choreographer). He trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, later joining the company as performer and choreographer. Theatre includes Sister Act; Bombay Dreams (London and Broadway, Tony Award nom.); Joseph…Dreamcoat (worldwide; Laurence Olivier Award nom., Drama-Logue Award); Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. and U.S. tours); Song & Dance (worldwide; Green Room Award, Australia); The Boy From Oz (Australia). Direction: Creative Director for Batman Live world arena tour. In 1999 Anthony Van Laast was awarded the MBE for services to dance and choreography. He recently choreographed the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for London’s West End and the films Mamma Mia! and Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. MARK THOMPSON (Production Designer) has designed many productions for the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. Broadway: God of Carnage, Bombay Dreams, Shadowlands, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Arcadia, Art, The Blue Room, Blast!, Follies, The Queen of Spades for the Metropolitan Opera. In London, Mark has worked many times in the West End and at the Almeida, Donmar and Royal Court. He designed the costumes for the film The Madness of King George and is the recipient of four Olivier Awards. Most recently: Piano/

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST Forte (Royal Court), The Alchemist (National Theatre), Macbeth (Metropolitan Opera NYC). HOWARD HARRISON (Lighting Designer). Current/recent: Mary Poppins (Tony nom.), Abigail’s Party, The Way of the World, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Bomb, Anna Christie, Playboy of the Western World, Die Fledermaus, Romeo and Juliet, Strictly Gershwin and Swan Lake (English National Ballet), Earthquakes in London, Me and My Girl, Macbeth (Tony nom.), Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll, Creditors, King Lear, Inherit the Wind, Complicit, Butley, Backbeat, Love Story, Glengarry Glen Ross, Love Song, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, Donkey’s Years and Heroes (all West End); Love Story; The Music Man; Hay Fever; The Circle; In a Dark Dark House; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Almeida); Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! and Edward Scissorhands. Awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Designer in 2008. ANDREW BRUCE (Sound Designer) began his theatre career at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1968 and was appointed head of sound at the Royal Opera House in 1971. A year later he co-founded Autograph Sound Recording, a leading British sound design and equipment rental company, now responsible for numerous productions worldwide. He was associate designer on several landmarks of British musical theatre such as Evita, Cats and Starlight Express. Original design: Song and Dance, Abbacadabra, Little Me, Les Misérables, Chess, Follies, Into the Woods, The Card, Miss Saigon, Children of Eden, City of Angels, Martin Guerre, The Fix, The Witches of Eastwick, The Secret Garden, Alice in Wonderland, Mamma Mia!, Sweeney Todd, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins. In 2009 he designed Seven Deadly Sins and Isadora for the Royal Ballet and Mother Courage and Her Children for the National Theatre. BOBBY AITKEN (Sound Designer) has been involved with theatre sound for more than 20 years throughout the U.K. and around the world. Sound designer: London 2012 Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies. Theatre: Ghost (London/Broadway), Mamma Mia! (worldwide), Grease (London/UK tour), Dirty Dancing (worldwide), Lennon (Broadway), We 30

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Will Rock You (worldwide), Blast! (London, U.S.), Return to the Forbidden Planet (worldwide), Five Guys Named Moe, Which Witch?, Metropolis, Pete Townshend’s The Iron Man, In the Midnight Hour, High Society, Time, A Saint She Ain’t, The Best of Times, Soul Train, The Fix, The Beggar’s Opera and Bartholomew Fair (RSC). Opera: Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Aïda, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci, Tosca and La Bohème. Awards: 2005 Helpmann Award for Best Sound Design for the Australian production of We Will Rock You. www.aitken.cc MARTIN KOCH (Musical Supervisor; Additional Material; Arrangements Musical Supervisor). Musical supervision includes Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Oliver! Orchestrations include Mamma Mia! (Tony nomination), Just So, Moby Dick, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Billy Elliot (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Bad Girls, Desperately Seeking Susan, Kombat Opera. Also numerous operas for BBC TV; Paparazzi and Cattle Call, two ballets by Richard Thomas; and Shoes at Sadler’s Wells. More than 30 albums including Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, Hey Mr Producer!, Mamma Mia! (Grammy nomination), Jerry Springer: The Opera, Billy Elliot, Bad Girls, John Barrowman: The Album and Shoes. Music supervisor for the four London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies. Music director and composer for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony. MARTHA BANTA (Resident Director) is the artistic director of the Adirondack Theatre Festival. She served as artistic associate at New York Theatre Workshop and on the production staff at New York City Opera. Credits include directing new works at Clark Theatre, Lincoln Center, NYTW, Soho Rep, EST, New Georges, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Stage, Capital Rep., Juilliard. Also, Rent in Japan and Germany and Playhouse Disney Live in Disneyworld. She has taught at NYU, SUNY Stony Brook and Vassar. DAVID HOLCENBERG (Associate Music Supervisor). Broadway: Matilda, Ghost, The Story of My Life, Bye Bye Birdie, Good Vibrations, Seussical, Titanic, Show Boat. Other music directing credits include Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center, the U.S.

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premiere of Ragtime (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, Distinguished Achievement in Musical Direction) and The Phantom of the Opera in Toronto. David’s show Bingo, written with Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid, is currently playing around the country. JANET ROTHERMEL (Associate Choreographer). Broadway: Joseph… Dreamcoat (Dance Captain). National tours: Beauty and the Beast (Enchantress), Joseph… Dreamcoat (Dance Captain/Supervisor). Television: “Miss USA,” “Miss Universe” pageants, Assistant Choreographer; “Carol Burnett Show,” Assistant Choreographer. 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, In the Heights. Dance companies: Rasta Thomas, Elizabeth Streb. ALLIED LIVE (Marketing and Press) is a full-service marketing and advertising agency representing Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions and experiential entertainment entities. Current clients include: Blue Man Group, The Book of Mormon, A Christmas Story, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf, Ghost, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Motown, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Stomp, We Will Rock You, West Side Story and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. TECHNICAL THEATER SOLUTIONS, LLC (TTS) is based in Charleston, SC and provides technical direction and production supervision for the live entertainment industry. Clients include Spoleto Festival USA, Mabou Mines, Disney Cruise Line, Inc., and Work Light Productions. Recent touring credits include American Idiot, In The Heights, Traces USA, and Avenue Q. TTS is headed by Rhys Williams (President) and Mike East (Vice President). Please visit www.technicaltheatersolutions.com for more information.

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STAFF FOR MAMMA MIA! GENERAL MANAGEMENT WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS Stephen Gabriel Nancy Gabriel Scott Seay Aniele Fortin COMPANY MANAGER ..............................PD SELTZER PRODUCTION TEAM RESIDENT DIRECTOR ........................... MARTHA BANTA ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER........JANET ROTHERMEL ASSOCIATE MUSIC SUPERVISOR ... DAVID HOLCENBERG ASSOCIATE SCENIC DESIGNER ................ NANCY THUN ASSOCIATE COSTUME DESIGNER .....SCOTT TRAUGOTT ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER ........... ED MCCARTHY ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER ........... DAVID PATRIDGE ASSOCIATE HAIR DESIGNER............. JOSH MARQUETTE MUSICAL TRANSCRIPTION .................. ANDERS NEGLIN CASTING JOY DEWING CASTING Joy Dewing CSA, Holly Buczek, Nikki Grillos TOUR MARKETING DIRECTION ALLIED LIVE Laura Matalon Marya Peters John Gilmour Meghan McDonald Doug Blemker, Mary Alyce Blum, Sarah Dahlberg, Andrew Damer, Jen Gallagher, Anne Dailey Meyer, Jacqueline Smith

TECHNICAL SUPERVISION Technical Theater Solutions Rhys Williams Mike East Music Published by EMI Grove Park Music, Inc. and EMI Waterford Music, Inc. PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER ...CHRISTOPHER FLORES Assistant Stage Manager ......................Alan D. Knight Dance Captain .................................... Carly Wielstein Head Carpenter.......................................David Burch Assistant Carpenter ............................ Shelby Damron Assistant Carpenter ............................Lisa LePoidevin Production Electrician ...........................Dawn Kenseth Head Electrician ....................................Mark Anthony Assistant Electrician ...........................Maxfield Bishop Assistant Electrician ...............................Andrew Dyer Lighting Programmer .....................Jennifer Veldhuizen Production Sound Engineer .................. David Patridge Head Sound ............................................. Jeff Human Assistant Sound ................................ Heather Mallory Production Properties ......................... John Mark Zink Head Properties .............................................Jill Tarr Production Hair Supervisor................Sandy Schlender Head Wardrobe ..................................... Rossella Nitti Assistant Wardrobe ...................................Dani Lamb Assistant to the Choreographer ...............Ryan Sander Assistant Sound Designer .................... Kevin Kennedy Assistant Music Supervisor ..................... Bill Congdon Electronic Keyboard Prep ....................... Bryan Crook Assistant Costume Designer .............. Robert J. Martin Production Assistant .....................Alicia M. Thompson

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General Management Consultants... Bespoke Theatricals Legal Counsel ..................... Levine Plotkin Menin, LLP Loren Plotkin, Cris Criswell Accounting ......... Fried & Kowgios Partners CPA’s LLP Controller ......................... Galbraith & Co/Kenny Noth Original Logo Design .......... Littlestar Services Limited Merchandising..................... Max Merchandising, LLC/ Randi Grossman Insurance.............................Maury, Donnelly and Parr Bob Middleton Banking ............................................. Signature Bank Thomas Kasulka, Margaret Monigan Payroll ...................... SCI Companies/Valentina Garcia Payroll Data Processing/Zachary Volpi Travel Agent ............................................Road Rebel Hauling ............................................... Janco Limited TOUR BOOKING AGENCY The Booking Group Meredith Blair, Mollie Mann, Brian Brooks and Rich Rundle www.thebookinggroup.com

CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Scenery constructed and painted by Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc. Sound equipment supplied by Masque Sound. Lighting equipment supplied by PRG Lighting and Vari*Lite, Inc. Soft goods by I. Weiss and Sons. Costumes executed by Barbara Matera Ltd., Tricorne New York City, and Carelli Costumes. Millinery by Lynn Mackey. Wet suits by Aquatic Fabricators of South Florida. Custom Men’s shirts by Cego. Custom knitting by C.C. Wei. Custom fabric printing and dyeing by Dye-namix and Gene Mignola. Shoes by Native Leather, Rilleau Leather and T.O. Dey. Gloves by Cornelia James. Properties by Paragon Theme and Prop Fabrication. SPECIAL THANKS Clemson University—Lillian Harder, Woody Moore, David Hartmann Mamma Mia! was originally produced in London by Littlestar Services Limited on April 6, 1999. Visit Mamma Mia! on the web at www.mamma-mia.com Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.).

ENJOY TIME WITH FRIENDS

MEET THE PERFORMERS

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.

The Crucible w/ Repertory Theater of Iowa at Des Moines Social Club on April 11th-20th

Spring Awakening-The Musical! The DM All Metro Student Show at Des Moines Social Club on August 8th-17th Please visit us at www.desmoinesonstage.org for more information about auditions and performances. DMO Children’s Theater, Inc. is a non-profit children’s theater group comprised mainly of student performers primarily focusing on social awareness plays and musicals which was founded as UU Children’s Theater in 2007 at the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. The production office, scene shop and rehearsal studios are located at Des Moines Onstage.

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

Online: Visit www.center.iastate.edu/makeagift

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

Annie, Jr. w/ DMSC Theater Co. at Des Moines Social Club on May 16th-25th

Giving is Easy

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

Des Moines Onstage and DMO Children’s Theater are proud to present 3 great shows to round out their season!

ENGAGE KIDS WITH THE ARTS

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?

Consider an endowment gift or a bequest to secure the future of orchestral concerts in Ames, as ticket revenues alone cannot sustain world-class performances and arts education programs.

Productions are primarily performed at Des Moines Social Club’s new Firehouse Kum & Go Theater. Donations are tax deductible.

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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

Bob & Elizabeth Angelici Irene Beavers Elizabeth Cole Beck Kelli Bennett Jay & Karen Heldt-Chapman John & Judy Clem Wayne P. & Ferne Bonomi Davis 1st National Bank—Ames Willa & Dave Holger Sherilyn & Mitchell Hoyer Vicki Jahr Arthur Klein Jane W. Lohnes Roger & Ruth McCullough James & Jody Mueller Mark & Andy North Cynthia & John Paschen, MD Peter & Rae Reilly Mary Jean & Maurice D. Reimers Gary F. & Harriet M. Short Jim & Mary West Brent & Maggie Wynja

Principal Artist $500 and above

Anonymous (2) Brian & Tanya Anderson Claire Andreasen & Steve Pecenka Rick Bartosh Jane & John Baty Deanne Brill & Dean Janssen Jen & Ed Buckingham Stewart L. Burger Dennis & Diane Carney Do-Biz Foods, LLC Brian Cooper Patricia Cotter & Peter Orazem Elizabeth Dahm Dieter & Renate Dellmann Mrs. Anne Durland Randy & Cathy Fitzgerald Cynthia & Lehman Fletcher Jan & Cornelia Flora Charles & Joanne Frederiksen Homer & Sandra Gartz Ethel George Susan & David Grant Thomas & Allison Greenwald Wil & Marjorie Groves Mark & Lisa Harmison Esther & Herbert Harmison Jennifer & Chad Hart Sandy & Rick Hoenig Judie & David Hoffman Jean & Bob Humphrey Charles Hurburgh & Connie Hardy Kenneth & Michelle Koehler Julie Kroll John & Diane Kubik Greg & Sue Lamont Allen & Joy Lang Jean & John Langeland Phyllis J. & Larry L. Lepke Doug & Wanda McCay Louise M. McCormick

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Bertram Family Diane Muncrief Patricia A. Murphy Jim & Frankee Oleson John & Helen Olson Sue & Gary Osweiler Kathy A. Parsons Mary Jane Pearson & Ramon A. Runkel Brenda Petersen Dick & Sharon Richman Kent & Lou Ann Sandburg Suzan & John Shierholz Dr. & Mrs. W. Robert Stephenson Clayton & Ruth Swenson Jeff & Ann Ver Heul Steven, Kathy & Zach Vince Gary & Evonn Walling Maureen Wilt Duane & Megan Wolf Carol Wright Robert & Elizabeth Wych

Rising Star $250 and above

Anonymous Leigh & Ed Adcock Chris & Garry Alexander Marc & Christianne Anderson Doris Bacot Sheila Rae Baker Pat & Louis Banitt Lisa Banitt & William Barry Tom & Betty Barton Mary & Bob Baumann Kay & Roger Beckett Jeffrey Benson & Margaret Elbert Kay & Roger Berger LeRoy & Kathy Bergmann Archana Bhat Diane & Ken Birt Mark & Deborah Blaedel

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Donald & Jamie Blomgren Bobbie Boeke Rick & Janet Brimeyer Nancy E. Brown Lee & Lori Burras Ann H. Campbell James & Sherry Carlson Richard & Maribeth Carlson Cheryl Case Gale Chatterton Dan & Anita Clayberg Frank & Kathy Comito Charles & Teresa Connell John D. Corbett Jim & Carolyn Cornette James & Barbara Croxdale Mark & Isabelle Davidson Roger A. Deal Meg E. Dobsonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; State Farm Insurance Don Doherty & Betty Bigelbach Dr. Steven & Ruth Dotzenrod M. Burton Drexler Larry & Barbara Ebbers Don & Mary Eichner Brian & Lisa Eslinger Wayne & Evelyn Fuller Jeanne G. Gehm Richard & Linda Geil Karen & Joey George Dave & Carole Gieseke Kenneth & Jill Grant Bryan & Joy Graveline Lowell & Jennie Greimann Milford & Barbara Grotnes Melba & Karl Gschneidner Barbara & Karl Gwiasda Judy Hankins Larry & Linda Hansen Joseph & Mary Herriges Chuck Horras & Betty Baudler Jon & Bonnie Hunziker Etha S. Hutchcroft Lincoln & Janet Jackson Dr. Bill & Lorrie Jagiello Larry & Pat Jenkins Tom & Debra Johnson Susan Johnson Delma L. Kernan Joseph & Karen Kerns 36

Karen Kerper LeRoy & Susan Kester Elizabeth Keys Jim & Mary Kincart Christine King Janann King Paul & Adele Knop Marina Kraeva Dan & Sharon Krieger Keith & Brenda Kutz Fred & Kay Lande John Landgraf & Phyllis Jones Ruth G. Larson William & Susan Lawyer Donald & Dorothy Lewis Efstathia Lingren Eudene & Susan Lund Elizabeth K. Lyons Greg & Carol Madsen William & Beverly Marion Charles & Barbara Markus Maribeth Martin Jane & John Mathison Marie Mayer & Larry Brandt Judy & Tom McDonald Thomas & Dorothy McGee Clete & Joyce Mercier Arlo & Lori Meyer John & Pam Miller Rosemary & Lester Moore Leysan Mubarakshina Charles & Mary Ann Mulford Don & Becky Nibe Don & Evelyn Nystrom Ruth Anne Ohde Danny & Trisha Oldes Larry & Cheryl Olofson Bonnie & David Orth Pat & Randy Parker Carol & Arlen Patrick Don & Jan Payer Alec & Charlton Pendry John Pesek Cecilia Pham Bion L. Pierson Pat & Linda Plummer Emil & Mary Kay Polashek Jolene & Frank Randall Ellen M. Rasmussen James & Kari Roth Standing

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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