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

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2013 National Tour Big League Productions, Inc.

By special arrangement with John Breglio and Vienna Waits Productions, LLC Presents

Books and Lyrics by

Tom Eyen

Music by

Additional Material by

Henry Krieger

Willie Reale

Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by

Michael Bennett Orchestrations by

Harold Wheeler

Produced on Broadway by

Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records Shubert Organization

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Starring

Charity Dawson Michael Jahlil Terrance Johnson Kolby Kindle Aubrey Poo Jasmin Richardson Mary Searcy Kimberly Michelle Thomas Lydia Warr with

Steven Charles Ericka Covington A.J. Davis Renée Veronica Freeman Keisha Gilles Jacob Carthon Hicks Walter Kemp II Gia Sharee McGlone Ashley McManus JoNathan Michael Cameron J. Ross Tonyia Myrie Rue Justin Sams Sholanty Taylor Deonté L. Warren Eric R. Williams Scenic Design Costume Design Lighting Design Media Design

Robin Wagner William Ivey Long Ken Billington Lightswitch – Howard Werner Sound Design

Matt Geasey Mike Tracey

Musical Supervisor

Cherie Rosen

Marketing

True Marketing Wendy Connor

Casting By

Technical Supervisor

Alison Franck C.S.A. General Management

Big League Productions Inc. Gina Willens

MB Productions

Executive Producer

Daniel Sher

Co-Choreographer

Shane Sparks Directed & Choreographed by

Robert Longbottom Exclusive Tour Direction by Big League Productions, Inc. John Starr VP, Director of Booking Dreamgirls is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022 Standing

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Cast IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

M.C..................................................................................................................................A.J. Davis Stepp Sister........................................................................................................ Ericka Covington Stepp Sister.............................................................................................. Renée Veronica Freeman Stepp Sister............................................................................................................Sholanty Taylor Stepp Sister.....................................................................................................Gia Sharee McGlone Marty....................................................................................................................... Kolby Kindle Joann .......................................................................................................................... Keisha Gilles Charlene...............................................................................................................Tonyia Myrie Rue Curtis Taylor, Jr............................................................................................................. Aubrey Poo Deena Jones..................................................................................................... Jasmin Richardson Lorrell Robinson..............................................................................................................Mary Searcy C.C. White.......................................................................................................... Terrance Johnson Effie Melody White..............................................................................................Charity Dawson Little Albert........................................................................................................... Walter Kemp II Tru-Tone....................................................................................................................... Steven Charles Tru-Tone.................................................................................................................Cameron J. Ross Tru-Tone.........................................................................................................................Justin Sams Tru-Tone.....................................................................................................................Eric R. Williams James “Thunder” Early..............................................................................................Michael Jahlil Tiny Joe Dixon........................................................................................................JoNathan Michael Wayne.....................................................................................................................Cameron J. Ross Frank..................................................................................................................Deonté L. Warren Dwight...........................................................................................................................Justin Sams Stage Manager...........................................................................................................Eric R. Williams Michelle Morris.......................................................................................Kimberly Michelle Thomas Jerry..................................................................................................................................A.J. Davis Mr. Morgan............................................................................................................. Jonathan Michael Effie Melody White (Alternate) ..................................................................................... Lydia Warr Swings Jacob Carthon Hicks, Ashley McManus Understudies

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

For Deena: RENÉE VERONICA FREEMAN, GIA SHAREE MCGLONE; For Effie: KEISHA GILLES; For Lorrell: TONyIA MyRIE RUE, SHOLANTy TAyLOR; For Michelle: ERICKA COVINGTON, ASHLEy MCMANUS; For Curtis: DEONTÉ WARREN; For J.T Early: JONATHAN MICHAEL; For C.C: CAMERON J. ROSS; For Marty: A.J. DAVIS. Dance Captain: Jacob Carthon Hicks Assistant Dance Captain: Jonathan Michael

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Musical Numbers Act I I’m Lookin’ for Something ................................................................................ The Stepp Sisters Goin’ Downtown.............................................................................Little Albert and The Tru-Tones Takin’ the Long Way Home................................................................................................. Tiny Joe Dixon Move (You’re Steppin’ on My Heart)........................................... Effie, Deena and Lorrell Fake Your Way to the Top............................................................Jimmy, Effie, Denna and Lorrell Cadillac Car..................................Curtis, Jimmy, C.C., Marty, Effie, Deena, Lorrell and Company Steppin’ to the Bad Side............ Curtis, C.C., Jimmy, Wayne, Lorrell, Effie, Deena and Company Party, Party.................................................................. Effie, Curtis, Jimmy, Lorrell and Company I Want You Baby...........................................................................Jimmy, Effie, Deena and Lorrell Family.................................................................................Effie, C.C., Curtis, Jimmy, Deena and Lorrell Dreamgirls..................................................................................... Deena, Lorrell and Effie Press Conference................................................................................ Deena, Curtis and Company Heavy......................................................................................................... Deena, Lorrell and Effie It’s All Over..............................................Curtis, Effie, Deena, Lorrell, C.C., Michelle and Jimmy And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going...........................................................................................Effie There will be one 15-minute intermission.

Act II What Love Can Do.............................Deena, Lorrell, Michelle, C.C., Curtis, Jimmy and Company I am Changing..............................................................................................................................Effie One More Picture Please............................................ Deena, Lorrell, Michelle and Photographers You Are My Dream.................................................................................................. Curtis and Deena Got to Be Good Times....................................................................................... The Five Tuxedos Ain’t No Party.....................................................................................................Lorrell and Jimmy I Meant You No Harm....................................................Jimmy, Lorrell, Deena, C.C. and Michelle The Rap................................................................................................ Jimmy, Curtis, and Lorrell I Miss You Old Friend................................................................................................ Effie and C.C. One Night Only.............................................................................................................................Effie One Night Only..................................................................Deena, Lorrell, Michelle and Company I’m Somebody........................................................................................Deena, Lorrell and Michelle Listen...................................................................................................................... Deena and Effie Hard to Say Goodbye.......................................................................... Deena, Lorrell and Michelle Dreamgirls....................................................................................Effie, Deena, Lorrell and Michelle THE TIME 1962-1975 DREAMGIRLS ORCHESTRA Jon Balcourt (Conductor/Keyboard 1) John Conway (Keyboard 2/ Associate Conductor) David Richards (Trumpet 1), Andrew Warren (Trumpet 2), Tao Guthrie (Trombone), Brett McDonald (Reed 1), Josh Johnson (Reed 2), Jason Langley (Bass), Jeff Farrello (Drums), Ryan Draper (Percussion) All videotaping, audio recording and photography is strictly prohibited. Standing

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST CHARITY DAWSON (Effie Melody White) is thrilled to be apart of this amazing production! She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). Some of her favorite credits include the national tour of The Color Purple (Darlene/Celie US), Unbeatable (Ally), The Black Theater Trouple’s season closer Smokey Joe’s Cafe (B.J.), Aida (Aida) and The Wiz (Evilene). She would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support. With God all things are possible. Enjoy the show! MICHAEL JAHLIL (James “Thunder” Early) is proud to be a part of the Dreamgirls family! He was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville, FL. Michael has been singing and acting since the age of seven. His credits include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Winter’s Tale, and the musical Rags. He wants to thank his family, friends (The Crew!), and Robert Longbottom for this amazing opportunity. Training: Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Arcadia University

Entertainment Group. Much love to family, friends and CTG. BFA in Musical Theatre from Otterbein University. Philippians 4:13. AUBREY POO (Curtis Taylor, Jr) is a South African stage, television and film actor with 7 years training and 11 years of a momentous career under his belt. He makes his debut in America revisiting the role of Curtis in Dreamgirls which he was nominated for after a short run in South Africa. He boasts an illustrious resume with roles in Broadway greats such as Annie, Rent directed by Anthony Rapp, Dreamgirls SA - directed by Robert Longbottom and also had the honor of playing Nelson Mandela in Cape Town Opera’s Mandela Trilogy. He also worked opposite Jennifer Hudson in the political biography-based movie on the life of Winnie Mandela, Winnie. JASMIN RICHARDSON (Deena Jones) is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where she received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater. Regional Credits: Dreamgirls (Michelle), Drowsy Chaperone (Trix). Cruise Lines: Disney, Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Some of her theater credits include Aida (Aida), All Shook Up (Lorraine). I would love to thank my wonderful family for their prayers. www.jasminrichardson.com

TERRANCE JOHNSON (C.C. White) Regional: Tick, Tick… Boom, The America Play, A Christmas Carol (Triad Stage); Rent, The Producers, For the Glory (Flat Rock Playhouse); Jesus Christ Superstar, A Man of No Importance, Blood Brothers (NC Theatre). BFA Graduate of UNC- MARY SEARCY (Lorrell Robinson), a native Greensboro. Much love to my family, and of Cleveland, Ohio, is excited to be a part of this amazing cast. Her talents have showcased the friends that feel like family. her voice in various cities around the world, KOLBY KINDLE (Marty) This Oklahoma including Rome, Vienna, St. Petersburg, native is thrilled to be touring with such a Kusadasi, and Palma De Mallorga. Favorite great show! National Tours: Disney’s Beauty Roles: Rent (Maureen), Brooklyn (Paradice), and the Beast. NYC credits: Negro Ensemble Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Education: Company. Regional credits: Music Theatre Morgan State University. She wants to of Wichita, West Virginia Public Theatre, dedicate this performance to Marcus, for his Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Prather undying support. 6

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST KIMBERLY MICHELLE THOMAS (Michelle Morris) is thrilled to be touring with Dreamgirls, and to be in the company of such gifted and dedicated artists. She has performed in vocal and dance ensembles both in the United States and abroad. Her performance credits include the role of Nina in the 1st and 2nd national tours of ‘S Wonderful, and Samantha in A Dance for Rylie, a new musical. Her dance training includes Princeton Ballet, and Center Stage Dance and Theater. Kimberly majored in vocal jazz performance at The University of the Arts, where she received a bachelor of music. Kimberly would like to thank her wonderful, supportive family and friends for standing behind her in all of her endeavors.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and All Shook Up. “Endless thanks to my loving and supportive family and friends.” A.J. DAVIS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be touring! Credits: The Wiz, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. A.J. has appeared in production shows across the nation and internationally. BA in Music Business Administration from Indiana State University. ΑΦΑ 1906!

RENÉE VERONICAFREEMAN (Ensemble) New York: Morgan Street (Anika Noni Rose), OWC Yes! (Duke Ellignton Center), Lippi: The Musical (The York). Regional: High School Musical (Alhambra Theatre), Die Fledermaus (Jacksonville Lyric Opera), TV: “L&O: SVU” (NBC), “Extreme Makeover: LYDIA WARR (Alternate Effie Melody Home Edition” (ABC). Natl./Intl. Tours: White) is a graduate from NYU’s Tisch USO Liberty Bells (USO World Org.) School of the Arts undergrad program. www.reneeveronicafreeman.com She is a singer, songwriter, playwright and actress and would like to give honor to God. KEISHA GILLES (Ensemble) is a 2012 Many thanks to her family and friends for graduate of the Hartt School of Music. Recent their support and Big League Productions appearances include: Drowsy Chaperone (Trix - Theatre Barn), Chicago (Mama for granting her this amazing opportunity. Morton - Playhouse on Park), Seussical (Sour STEVEN CHARLES (Ensemble) is thrilled Kangaroo - Prathers). She is very excited to be to be a part of Dreamgirls once again. This joining this cast. Dream! show really defines his career in the music industry and has helped him understand so JACOB CARTHON HICKS (Ensemble) much. He is so thankful for all people who’ve a native of Cleveland, OH by way of helped put this production together. Most Philadelphia, began his training at The recently he was seen in Colorado playing Freedom Theatre Performing Arts Program, Benny in In the Heights. You can find his where he studied tap, hip hop, and African music online at www.youtube.com/charlesvid dance. He furthered his training at The and www.reverbnation.com/stevencharles13. University of the Arts, and Philadanco on fellowship Scholarship. Here he studied Thanks family for all the love and support! technical dance such as Horton, Graham, ERICKA COVINGTON (Ensemble) ballet, and jazz. Jacob was also a member of B.F.A in Dance from Shenandoah Philadanco 2nd company from 2008-2009. In Conservatory. National/Regional Tour 2012 he graduated from the University of the credits: All Shook Up and Legally Blonde Arts with a BFA in Ballet Performance. Mr. the Musical. Regional: Hairspray, Ragtime, Hicks joined the cast of Dreamgirls in 2012. Standing

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST WALTER KEMP II (Ensemble) So blessed to have another chance to do what I love. Hairspray (Seaweed), Joseph and the... Dreamcoat (Judah), High School Musical (Zeek), Backyardigans LIVE (Tyrone), Fame, and Aida. Thanks to my family for their never ending love and support. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!

for the Performing and Visual Arts, The New School University and Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project. Off-Broadway: Hinton Battle’s Love Lies: Treat Her Like a Lady (MITF Nomination) National Tours: Harpo in The Color Purple (Broadway World Nomination) Regional: Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs), and Once On This GIA SHAREE McGLONE (Ensemble) is a Island (Papa Ge). Thanks to Mom, Dad, NJ native living her dream with credits that Grant, family, friends, and Renee. Peace and include: Off Broadway’s For Lover’s Only, MUCH Love. “All you gotta do is dream.” Big League’s Taiwan tour of Aida, Little Shop of Horrors, Beehive the 60’s Musical, TONYIA MYRIE RUE (Ensemble) as well as a featured vocalist in bands from Pittsburgh native who worked in various France to Switzerland and the U.S.A! productions such as: Pittsburgh Opera Just Check out her self-produced and directed Above my Head (Ensemble), Pittsburgh CLO animated series “Gia’s World” featured on Tour (Bessie Coleman), Off Broadway: YouTube now! Crazy, Sexy, Disco (Jam LaRue). Television: “The Jackson Five,” “The Piano Lesson,” IC ASHLEY McMANUS (Ensemble) is Light commercial. Tonyia, with a BFA, is extremely excited to be making her national elated to be on her first national tour and thanks tour debut. Born and raised in Washington God and her family! DC. A graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the American Musical and JUSTIN SAMS (Ensemble) national tour Dramatic Academy (NY). She would like to debut! AMDA graduate. Credits Include: thank God and her Mother. Vivement Dimanche (Paris, France), Ballet Jeunesse de Joelle Morane (Brussels, JONATHAN MICHAEL (Ensemble) (New Belgium), Hairspray (OCTC). This Jersey) received a full scholarship to Hudson performance is dedicated to my ENTIRE Repertory Center for the performing Arts at family and friends! Thanks for everything. the age of ten. Graduated in ‘08 from The University of The Arts with a BFA in modern SHOLANTY TAYLOR (Ensemble) dance performance. He has been featured in Sholanty began performing for Tony® such shows as West Side Story (Pepe, Bernardo award winning Director George Faison u/s), Fame (Tyrone), Grease (Kinickie u/s in “The Respect Project,” performed at ensemble), The Color Purple (Harpo, Pa, Madison Square Garden, has done many Grady, Preacher u/s/ensemble), Dreamgirls commercials, and recently gained a star role (Jimmy Early). Jonathan is also a recording in the short film “Cry of a Phoenix.” artist singing background for major label artist as well as with a gospel group APMD. DEONTE L. WARREN (Ensemble) is thrilled to be on his first national tour! CAMERON J. ROSS (Ensemble) is a native Favorite regional credits include: Hairspray of Houston, TX. Training: The High School (Seaweed), Smokey Joes Cafe (Ken), Disney’s

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Tarzan (Terk). Deonte has a Bachelor of Music in music theatre from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, which is also his hometown. University credits include: Ragtime (Coalhouse), Grease! (Danny), Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry), Guys & Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson). Many thanks to Renee Glicker, my agent, and my family & friends, without your support and love I wouldn’t be here. Much love and I hope you enjoy the show! www.deontewarren.com

for the Kennedy Center and Hay Fever for the Old Globe. TOM EYEN (Book & Lyrics) wrote the book and lyrics for the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which he won both the 1982 Tony® Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical. Eyen was a pioneer of the Off-Off Broadway theater movement in the ‘60s and a prolific experimental playwright. His first commercial success came in 1970 with his satirical comedy The Dirtiest Show in Town. Other plays include Why Hannah’s Skirt Won’t Stay Down, Sarah B. Divine! and Women Behind Bars. He died May 29, 1991.

ERIC R. WILLIAMS (Ensemble) First tour! Fun times! Credits: Into The Woods (The Public w/Amy Adams & Donna Murphy); HAIR (Cohoes Music Hall); Passing Strange (Studio Theatre, DC). BFA in musical theatre from Howard University. HENRY KRIEGER (Composer) began Many thanks and love to family, friends, composing for Off-Off Broadway in his twenties at a venue that led to his meeting supporters and the creator. Blessings! with playwright-lyricist Tom Eyen. Together ROBERT LONGBOTTOM (Director/ with director-choreographer Michael Bennett, Choreographer) Made his Broadway they created the long-running Broadway hit debut as Director/Choreographer on the musical Dreamgirls, which opened at the original musical Side Show, which earned Imperial Theatre on December 20, 1981. four Tony® Award nominations including Dreamgirls won six Tony® Awards, and Mr. Best Musical. Other Broadway credits include Krieger was nominated for his now legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum score for which he won the Grammy Award Song following its premiere at The Mark for Best Original Cast Album. Dreamgirls Taper Forum. This production earned Mr. generated new success with new audiences as Longbottom a Tony® Award nomination a Dreamworks film directed by Bill Condon. for his choreography as well as an Astaire, His most recent Broadway musical, Side and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Other Show directed and choreographed by Robert Broadway credits include The Scarlet Longbottom (book and lyrics by Bill Russell), Pimpernel, Bye Bye Birdie for The Roundabout opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Theatre, and a new production of Dreamgirls November 1997. Side Show received four that premiered at the Apollo Theatre before Tony® nominations, including Best Score. embarking on an International Tour. Robert Mr. Krieger is delighted to be reunited with also conceived, directed and choreographed Mr. Longbottom on his wonderful new the Off-Broadway hit Pageant, Disney’s production of Dreamgirls. On the Record, Carnival for the Kennedy BENNETT (Conception, Center, The Radio City Music Hall Christmas MICHAEL Director/Choreographer) Spectacular 1994-2000 and Show Boat at Original Carnegie Hall. Plays include Mister Roberts choreographed Promises, Promises; Coco; Standing

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Company; Follies (which he co-directed with Hal Prince); and Seasaw (which he also wrote and directed). In 1973 he made his debut as a dramatic director with Twigs, which starred Sada Thompson. A Chorus Line, which he conceived, choreographed and directed, won nine Tony® Awards. In 1976 he and the other authors of A Chorus Line were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for drama. In 1979 he produced, directed and choreographed Ballroom, which was nominated for eight Tony® Awards and won Mr. Bennett his sixth Tony®. He won his seventh Tony® Award for 1981’s Dreamgirls and directed its 1985 Broadway revival. The film adaption of Dreamgirls was released in December 2006. SHANE SPARKS (Co-Choreographer) is one of the most talented and sought after choreographers working in the entertainment industry today. Shane puts his heart into every dance step and that has translated into some of the most memorable dance performances of the last decade earning Shane an Emmy nomination and a spot on two of the most popular dance shows on television. Currently, Shane continues to star as a choreographer on the fifth season of the hit FOX TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and has been seen judging the top crews each week on the last three seasons of the MTV smash hit “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Shane is excited to be a part of the Dreamgirls production. ROBIN WAGNER (Set Designer) is the Scenic Designer of over 50 critically acclaimed Broadway shows. Among the most notable are the original productions of the Producers; Angels in America; City of Angels; Young Frankenstein; Jelly’s Last Jam; Crazy for You; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Chess; 42nd Street; Dreamgirls; On the Twentieth Century; A Chorus 10

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Line; Jesus Christ Superstar; Promises, Promises; Lenny; The Great White Hope; and Hair. He recently designed the revivals of A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls, which are now on tour around the world. His work has included productions for opera, film, dance and rock and roll, including the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, the Swedish Royal Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Vienna State Opera, and the Royal Opera at Covent Garden. He is the recipient of 3 Tony® Awards for On The Twentieth Century, City of Angels and The Producers and has been nominated for 7 others. His other honors include 6 Drama Desk Awards, multiple Outer Critics Circle Awards, Canada’s Dora Award, the Maharam Award, the Lumen Award for the Rolling Stones’ Tour of the Americas and numerous others. Mr. Wagner is a trustee of the Joseph Papp Public Theater and has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Designer) Current Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Chicago (now in its 17th year). Broadway credits Grey Gardens; The Boy From Oz; Hairspray; The Producers;Contact; Cabaret; Guys and Dolls; Crazy For You; Nine; 12 Tony® Awards nominations, five wins. Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2006; elected Chairman of the American Theatre Wing in June 2012. Hats off to Theoni V. Aldredge, the legendary designer of the original Dreamgirls. KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer) has 97 Broadway shows to his credit including such theatre milestones as Sweeney Todd and the current production of Chicago. His many touring productions over the years include Chicago (Worldwide), Riverdance (lighting supervisor), Fiddler on the Roof (from 1976 till the present),

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Annie for almost as long, the seasonal White Christmas, as well as 9 to 5, High School Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Doctor Doolittle to name a few. Other projects include Hugh Jackman in Concert, the Las Vegas Spectacular Jubliee!, for Seaworld Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio Shamu One Ocean and Shamu Rocks, and from 1979 to 2006 the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Ken’s many awards include the Tony®, NY Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards as well as the Ace award for television lighting and the Lumen for his architectural work. HOWARD WERNER (Media Design) Since 1982 Howard has created lighting and media designs for theater, architectural installations, trade shows, special events and corporate shows through out the world. On Broadway, Howard has been represented with Lysistrata Jones, Bye, Bye Birdie, Dream, Lestat, The Pirate Queen, Say Goodnight Gracie and the current hit production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. He is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York. Howard is a principal in Lightswitch, a design consortium with five offices across the country as well as an office in Hong Kong. Lightswitch was Founded in 1993. www.Lightswitch.net. MIKE TRACEY (Sound Design) OffBroadway: Giant, Fat Camp, Silence! The Musical, Forever Dusty. Graduated from Indiana University, where he worked on West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent and many more. Thanks to the folks. CHERIE ROSEN (Musical Supervisor) is pleased to be part of another Big League tour, having served as Music Supervisor for last year’s My Fair Lady. Cherie’s current musical home is in the jungle pit at Standing

the Minskoff Theater in NYC where she is the Associate Conductor for the Broadway production of The Lion King. Her other Broadway conducting credits include Man of La Mancha (starring Brian Stokes Mitchell), The King and I, Jekyll and Hyde and Annie Get Your Gun. Cherie’s musical career has taken her from Anchorage, Alaska to Palermo, Italy conducting and/or playing the piano and guitar for numerous touring musicals such as West Side Story, The Who’s Tommy, A Chorus Line, Man of La Mancha, Forty Second Street and many more. Cherie has conducted orchestras behind Brian Stokes Mitchell, Raul Julia, Bernadette Peters, Marie Osmond, Faith Prince and Lou Diamond Phillips. She has also served as an accompanist for Donna Murphy, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Tae Won Kim among others. Dreamgirls is one of her favorite shows and this marks her fourth production! She makes her home in New York City with her husband and two sons. ALISON FRANCK, C.S.A./LIZ LEWIS CASTING (Casting Director) Has been the Casting Director for Big League Productions, Inc. since 2008, casting tours of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (3 years), My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, and Hair. Alison also was the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for 10 years, where she cast over 50 productions, including the Broadway transfer of I’m Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Regional: Pirates! (Goodspeed Paper Mill), Hairspray, and Les Misérables (North Shore) and 2007’s mini-tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TUTS/ Paper Mill Playhouse/North Shore/TOTS). Alison has recently joined the staff of Liz Lewis Casting Partners: www.lizlewis.com.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Liz Lewis Casting Partners has been a frontrunner in the casting industry for over 20 years, securing talent for commercials, film, television, theatre, industrials, voice overs & reality and has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. MB PRODUCTIONS (Technical Supervisor) Formed in the fall of 2005, MB Productions was founded by Mike Bauder, after spending nearly 20 years in a variety of roles within the industry. MB Productions has managed projects both domestically and abroad including the United States, United Kingdom, Southeast Asia (China, Singapore, Korea), and India and has worked with leading designers and creative talent from across the globe. Recent projects include Spider-Man – Turn Off the Dark (Broadway), Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! (Tour), Yo Gabba Gabba Live (Tour), and the Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. MB Productions is comprised of Production Managers Mike Bauder, Sonya Duveneck, Andrew Deichman and Jessica Diamond. MB Productions can be found online at www.mbproductions.com BRITTNEY GRIFFIN (Associate Choreographer) received her B.F.A in Dance from the University at Buffalo. She has received scholarships and apprenticeships from Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, & Anne Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project. Regional theatre credits include: Smokey Joe’s Café, Guys and Dolls, Sophisticated Ladies. Tours: Asian Tour of 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), Hairspray, Dreamgirls (Dance Captain/ Swing), Dreamgirls S.Africa (Associate Choreographer/Director). Special thanks to Bobby Longbottom, MSA, & family. 12

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WENDY J. CONNOR (Owner/President, TRUE Marketing) TRUE Marketing is an entertainment marketing firm based in Orlando, FL, providing full-service Marketing and Public Relations Consulting, including Graphic Design and Social Marketing Strategy Teams, as well as an In-House Video Production Department with capabilities in HD Field Production, Real-Time Green Screen Compositing, Voiceover Recording and Pre- and Post-Production Editing. TRUE’s clients include the national tours of The Wizard of Oz, Spring Awakening, My Fair Lady and the current tour of Dreamgirls. In addition TRUE represents Broadπway Across America - Orlando, The Orlando Predators, The Orlando Solar Bears, Central Florida Sports Commission and Stonehenge Telecom. TRUE Marketing is also a primary partner in Orlando’s newest and most coveted events spaces The MEZZ and The Abbey. BIG LEAGUE P R O D U C T I O N S / DANIEL SHER (Executive Producer) Led by Daniel Sher as owner and Executive Producer, Big League is celebrating its 24th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America. Big League collaborated with Disney Theatricals in creating its new production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida which toured in North America and China. Another highlight was a new touring production of Miss Saigon developed in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, which toured the U.S. and Canada for four years. Other noteworthy productions were the Japanese and North American touring productions of 42nd Street with the creative team from the Tony Award® winning Broadway revival as well as a threeyear tour of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man as newly conceived by Susan Stroman. Others have included Footloose (Las Vegas,

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Atlantic City, North American tour), tours of Titanic, 1776, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Rip Taylor and the unique spectacular Blast! Big League’s renowned production of The Who’s Tommy has been seen throughout North America, South America, and Europe, and most recently in Tokyo. In recent seasons, Big League produced the 30th Anniversary national tour of the Tony Award®-winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard and the first national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which proved to be the company’s most technically dynamic production to date. The booking department at Big League, helmed by Vice President John Starr, is among the most respected in the industry. Current productions include Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, the hip hop dance show Groovaloo which premiered Off-Broadway recently with a pending return to New York City, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! which the company is proud to be executive producing.

PRODUCTION STAFF FOR Dreamgirls _______________________________________________________ ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR........................... TOM KOSIS ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER........................................ BRITTNEY GRIFFIN ASSOCIATE SCENIC DESIGNER.......................DAVID PETERSON ASSOCIATE COSTUME DESIGNER...................JOy MARCELLE ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER.....JOHN DEMOUS MOVING LIGHT PROGRAMMER............................................ JIM OHRBERG ASSOCIATE MEDIA DESIGNER......................TROy FUJIMURA ASSOCIATE MEDIA DESIGNER....................... JASON LINDAHL MEDIA PROGRAMMER.........................ROBERT FIGUEIRA WIL STUDIO DIRECTOR.................. DONALD SANDERS COSTUME COORDINATOR...................................................JOy MARCELLE _______________________________________________________ COMPANY MANAGER...................................... GINA WILLENS _______________________________________________________ Production Stage Manager...........................................Jay McManigal Stage Manager.......................................................Stanley L. Ralph III Head Carpenter.................................................................... Eric Steele Assistant Carpenter/Automation.......................................Eric Behnke Assistant Carpenter/Head Props.................................Michael Vergoth Head Electrician................................................................Chris Nimm Assistant Electrician.......................................................... Katie Koval Head Video................................................................ Melissa Shippers Head Audio....................................................................Timothy Riggs Assistant Audio............................................ Charles “Chuck” Harbert Hair Supervisor................................................................Joy Marcelle Wardrobe Supervisor.................................................. Keshia Marcelle Assistant Wardrobe..............................................................Tia Booker Assistant Wardrobe.........................................................Brian Johnson Dance Captain..................................................... Jacob Carthon Hicks _______________________________________________________ TV/Radio Broadcast Media by FRESH PRODUCE PRODUCTIONS/Frank Basile

_______________________________________________________ Associate General Manager........................................Michael Coglan Executive Assistant.......................................................Xavier Mazara Legal Counsel for Big League....................................Nan Bases, Esq. Accountants for Big League................................. Schall & Ashenfarb House Accountant.......................................................... Connie Caulo Banking................................................................... J.P. Morgan Chase Insurance.................................................................... C & S Insurance Payroll Services...................................................................Castellana Travel/Housing Services..............................................Tour Resources Production Assistant................................................... Matthew Poitras Merchandise................................................Max Merchandising, LLC Arianne Nellessen Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E)

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IOWA STATE CENTER STAFF Mark North Missy Borton Kay Lande

General Manager Administrative Assistant Administrative Receptionist

Linda Wilcox Helen Nelson Susan Lund

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

Pat Dennis Angie Weeks Melissa Johnson Dave Burrack Josh Oakland

Event & Conference Services Director of Event & Conference Services Event & Conference Services Sales Coordinator Event & Conference Services Coordinator Event & Conference Services Manager Event & Conference Set-up Supervisor

Tim Hinderks Sandra Robinson Steve Flack Greg Gerstein

Guest & Client Services Guest & Client Services Manager Guest & Client Services Manager Environmental Services Manager Scheman Environmental Services Technician

Angela Ossian David Derong Lisa Maubach Patti Cotter Katelyn McDermott

Marketing & Development Director of Marketing Digital Marketing Coordinator Advertising & Promotions Coordinator Development & Sponsorship Manager Marketing Intern

Steve Harder Jake Ewalt Mike Broich

Technical Operations Theaters – Technical Director Audio/Stage Manager – Technical Director Exterior/Production Manager – Technical Director

Craig Wiebke Sara Compton Carol Lamb

Programming & Education Event Coordinator Outreach Coordinator Outreach Assistant

Carrie Erwin Valerie Connell

Ticket Office Ticket Office Manager Assistant Ticket Office Manager

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Technically Speaking A Behind-the-Scenes interview with Stephens Auditorium Technical Director, Steve Harder Q: How long have you been the Technical Director (TD) at Stephens Auditorium? Steve Harder: I joined the staff in 1975 and became Stephens’ TD in the early ‘80s. I was lucky to follow in the footsteps of a very experienced TD who had opened the building and worked out some of the startup kinks. Q. How would you describe your role as TD? Steve: My crew and I do our “Iowa best” to meet the needs of each performance – if the traveling talent and crew have a good day, then the audience will see a great performance. Q. What are your responsibilities? Steve: I hire, schedule and train the part-time stagehand crew, read tech riders and estimate expenses for management, work during many of the events, and do my best to solve whatever technical problems come up. Q. What do you find are the expectations of the acts that come in? Steve: The tech rider attached to the talent contract gives us a lot of details; we try to provide everything the act expects. But my crew usually exceeds those expectations by striving to make the stay in Ames as smooth and trouble free as possible. Q. What are perks of the job? Steve: Flexible schedule, every day is different, excellent staff and parttime crew. It’s still exciting after 30 years in the same job. Q. What are the challenges of the position? Steve: Maintaining an aging facility during tight budget times. Q. What are you looking forward to this season? Steve: The largest tech challenge will be Blue Man Group (March 25-26, 2013). They usually travel in 6 semi’s – which really fills up Stephens. 16

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

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GUEST INFORMATION Our audience members are a valuable part of every performance at Stephens Auditorium. After all, without you, we wouldn’t be here. To ensure you have an enjoyable experience at Stephens Auditorium, please take a moment to read the following information. Enjoy the performance! Admittance: All doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain time and the house opens 30 minutes before curtain time. Arriving late: As a courtesy to the performers and other audience members, we cannot immediately seat guests who arrive after the performance starts. Latecomers will be admitted as soon as there is an appropriate break in the performance. Cameras and recording devices: Taking photographs and the use of recording devices is prohibited and a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Photos will be deleted from memory cards and cell phones; tape and film will be confiscated. Cancellations: Typically, weather related cancellations are not decided until hours before curtain time and will be announced by the media whenever possible. For specific performance information, guests can call the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office at 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 18

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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 CafĂŠ. The Iowa State Center is not responsible for loss of personal property. Elevators: Elevators are located in the lobbies of all floors on the north side of Stephens Auditorium. First aid assistance: First Aid Assistance is provided by Mary Greeley Medical Center. If you need assistance, please visit the Guest Services Desk or ask your usher for details.

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

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

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

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

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

Groups Receive Valuable Benefits: • Personal, one-on-one service • Ticket discounts • Promotional materials for publicizing your group event • Staff hosts to coordinate the details and ensure your event goes smoothly • Ample free parking • And more!

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

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

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For Pre-K – Grade 12

October 22, 2012

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

November 13, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Great Mountain Friday, November 2, 2012

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

Charlotte’s Web Friday, February 1, 2013

Iowa State University Symphony* Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Civil War

November 2, 2012

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Seussical Monday, April 15, 2013

Romeo & Juliet* Seussical

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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

February 12, 2013

*Performance at 10 am only

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GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE! Subscriber Rewards Great Discounts: Save up to 15% on all adult tickets when purchasing three or more shows. Plus you may purchase additional adult tickets at any time during the season and still save up to 15%. Quick & Easy Exchanges: Plans change? Exchange your tickets in person, by mail or by phone up to 24 hours prior to the performance, absolutely free! Ticket Insurance: If your tickets are lost, stolen or destroyed, replacement tickets will be provided for the same seats, free of charge. Priority Seating: Receive priority seating in advance of single-ticket buyers and you’ll be the first to hear about next year’s Performing Arts Series at an exclusive Preview Party. Special Offers: Throughout the season, subscribers will be notified of special offers, exclusive promotions, the latest updates and more. Easy Pay Now Available: Pay in three convenient installments.

For a complete list of subscriber rewards, visit www.center.iastate.edu.

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

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

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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 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!

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THESE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE SHOW. When you think of Stephens Auditorium, we hope you think of it not just as a venue for seeing the performing arts, but also as a place where you are engaged as an active participant in the arts. The following events will enhance your visit and make each experience more fulfilling. Master Classes: In master classes, artists will meet with groups of students, usually from Iowa State University and other area schools, and share their knowledge and insight as professional performers. In some cases, the artists will even provide a class for the entire community. Free Previews in the Celebrity Café: Engaging presentations offered by topic experts, ISU faculty members or members of the professional touring group provide unique insights before each performance. Previews are free for ticket holders and occur 30 minutes before curtain time. You’ll find the Celebrity Café on the ground floor lobby in Stephens, on the north side of the auditorium. Overture Dinner: If you are attending the China National Symphony Orchestra, you can arrive early, get a prime parking space and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Scheman Building before strolling over to Stephens. With an informative presentation about the evening’s concert and cash bar available, it’s a great way to dine before a show. Tickets to the pre-concert meal, which includes dessert and beverages, are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 12 & under and must be purchased by February 25th. Pre-show Family Events: Join us in the Celebrity Café for family fun and activities with other guests before Shrek: The Musical and Blue Man Group. To learn more about these activities and other pre- and post-show events, call 515-294-3347, toll-free 1-877-843-2368 or visit www.center.iastate.edu.

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THEATER ETIQUETTE In today’s world, everyone seems to have less time and more stress, making the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy an event that much more meaningful. A visit to the theater can provide a wonderful escape, so here are some tips that will ensure you — and the guests around you — will have an even more enjoyable trip to Stephens Auditorium. “Fashionably Late” is never in style Please arrive early enough to find your seat before the curtain rises. After the performance has begun, latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable moment before being seated. The same reminder applies at intermission. Sit back, relax, and... “Hello?” Just as the performance transports you from your earthly boundaries, your neighbor suddenly starts beeping like a fire alarm or has an obviously less-than-crucial phone call about some friend’s new haircut. Please be considerate of your neighbors, just as you would expect the same consideration from them, and turn off all cell phones, pagers and watches with alarms. With the outstanding acoustics in the auditorium, these sounds will distract and annoy everyone. If needed, you can arrange to be notified in the event of an emergency call. See “Cell Phones and Pagers” on page 18 for details. Talk of the Town We’re delighted if the performance becomes the “talk of the town,” but please wait until intermission or the final curtain to carry on conversations. You might also consider reserving any negative feedback until you are in private. People have differing opinions about creative events, and after all, you could be sitting next to the conductor’s mother or a company member’s spouse.

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An Evening with the Family Children are always welcome at Iowa State Center events. However, some performances require an adult attention span and a quiet auditorium. Please be considerate of both your young ones and the rest of the audience by excusing yourself with your child if he or she becomes disruptive during the performance. Not sure if your little one will enjoy the show? Give us a call at 515-294-3347 or toll-free 1-877-843-2368 to find out which events are especially suited for children or to arrange a special seating location so everyone can enjoy the performance. Remember, all guests (regardless of age) must have a ticket. Hearing a Pin Drop If you should need a cough drop or candy to help soothe a scratchy throat, please try to open the wrapper quickly and at an appropriate time (a scene change, applause, etc.). A good tip: unwrap a few lozenges before entering the auditorium. A Star is Born Performing arts enrich our community’s cultural life and bring a variety of entertainers to our backyard. These talented artists may be performing in your favorite musical or playing a well-known concerto, but you may be sitting near people who aren’t familiar with the piece. Please resist humming, singing along, or finishing a line for the actors. Good Neighbors Should you find yourself near someone who chooses to violate the rules of common courtesy, please remember that a quiet reminder or a polite “shh” can be very effective. If needed, ask an usher to help resolve the issue. Great Escape A quick departure is noticed by everyone in the audience and especially by the performers on stage. Making a mad dash for the exit expresses inconsideration to everyone in the auditorium. Please stay until the house lights go up. Should you need to make an exit before the final curtain call, please be discreet and considerate to others in your row. Keeping Up Appearances Help us preserve the ambience of Stephens Auditorium by depositing all trash in the appropriate receptacles located in the lobby areas.

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

Impresario $5,000 and above The Lauridsen Family Endowment

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

Executive Producer $2,500 and above

Principal Artist $500 and above

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLAYBILL ADVERTISERS The Iowa State Center thanks our sponsors and advertisers whose generous contributions make this performance playbill possible. For more information about sponsorship and playbill advertising, please call Patti Cotter at 515-294-1238. Sponsors are listed on page 37. Standing

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Planned Gifts

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

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

Gifts in Honor

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

In Memory of Deb Lande Adams In Memory of Dee Hegstrom

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

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

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

Iowa State University Performing Arts Council

A university committee comprised of Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students, as well as Ames community members, the Performing Arts Council advises the Iowa State Center on programming for the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Michael Golemo, President, Faculty–Music Tanya Anderson, Ames Community Janice Baker, Faculty–Dance Sara Compton, Iowa State Center Patti Cotter, Iowa State Center Jane Cox, Faculty–Theater Homer Gartz, Ames Community Debra Gibson, Faculty– Journalism & Mass Communication 36

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

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SPONSORS

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

Central Iowa Toyota Dealers

Proud Sponsor of Pride and Prejudice & Shrek

Proud Sponsor of Ballet Folklorico & Dreamgirls

Proud Sponsors of Blue Man Group

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

China National Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by

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

GRANTS

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

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