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

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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. 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.

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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 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 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 4

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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.

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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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.

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!

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Group Benefits 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!

Special Opportunities 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.

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Overture Dinner: We offer pre-concert meals prior to our classical programming; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and Australian Chamber Orchestra on Monday, March 24, 2014. 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.

Last year’s attendees and participants enjoyed the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

On January 11, 2014, up-and-coming opera singers will pin their hopes and dreams on this winter’s Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions being held in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall on the Iowa State University campus. Each year more than 1,500 aspiring young singers enter the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 40 districts. The MONC Auditions are specifically designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in developing their careers. The feedback they receive from nationally recognized judges is invaluable, ranging from career advice to recommendations for advanced study or apprenticeships. To qualify for the auditions, singers must be between 20 and 30 years old. They are judged on vocal quality, timbre, size of voice, technique, musicianship, and interpretation of arias representing different styles and languages. You are invited to come for an aria or two or to stay for the entire afternoon. A reception during the judges’ deliberation offers the opportunity to meet the singers. This exciting event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Compton, 515-294-7389, scompton@iastate.edu.

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Performing Arts Series The Art of Programming The Performing Arts Series Do you wonder how the eclectic mix of performances on the Performing Arts Series comes together? And how do we choose the dates? Contrary to the notion that the Performing Arts Series is selected randomly, much like picking shows from a hat, programming involves a lot of planning to bring the best possible collection of performances to our stage. From beginning to end, we do extensive research in choosing the performances. Our goal is to offer high-quality performances from varied genres and disciplines as diverse as our audience. Preparation for the next season begins one to two years before we announce the series each May. Discussions for the 2014-2015 series began before the 2013-2014 series was announced. 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.

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We must also consider: • balancing the types of shows and arranging dates with the university and community calendars • checking potential conflicts with other area arts presenters • generating budgets for each potential event to ensure there is a balance between financial responsibility and artistic merit, since ticket sales cover only 65% of presenting costs Now the actual booking begins and the schedule is adjusted several times until we have the right mix of performances. Talent fees, ticket prices, performance dates and hundreds of other details are ironed out. When all parties agree, we finalize the event and sign the contracts. However, nothing is set in stone. Scheduling conflicts, changes in tour funding, and other circumstances can change even ‘finalized’ performances. At last, the Performing Arts Series is announced to the public! (Of course, we’re already planning great shows for next season.)

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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. 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. Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute Jan. 3 0, 2014

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The Three Little Pigs November 1, 2013

Five Little Monkeys April 16, 2014

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

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Staff Interview: Sara Compton Q: What is your hometown? Terril, IA Q: How long have you been the Outreach Coordinator at Stephens Auditorium and the Iowa State Center? This is my 15th season – where does the time go! Q: How would you describe your role as Outreach Coordinator and what are your responsibilities? As Outreach Coordinator, I’m responsible for the Youth Matinee Series and the educational opportunities associated with the Performing Arts Series. I organize the Celebrity Café speaker series before each show and arrange master classes whenever possible. I also coordinate On Stage!, our audience development program for high school youth and C.Y.’s Kids Club for younger children. I also serve as Co-Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Iowa District. Q: What other roles have you served at the Iowa State Center? I’ve been the Outreach Coordinator all along, but the job keeps changing… Q: How did you start doing this? As my children grew, I looked at meaningful ways to re-enter the work force and knew I would LOVE working with the arts at the Iowa State Center! Q: What are perks of the job? Getting to see the all the shows, naturally! And while it’s exciting getting to meet fabulous, famous performers, the biggest perk has been getting to know the great arts lovers from our own community. Q: Do you have any favorite memories of your position? Working with the Young Concert Artists during week-long residencies has provided many of my favorite memories. And then there was the time we had to find instruments for I Musici de Montreal after the airlines lost their luggage. An accompanying blizzard made the experience all the more memorable and our community musicians saved the day. Q: What are you most looking forward to this season? Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan was here just a couple years ago as a Young Concert Artist and I’m excited for his guest appearance with the Estonian National Symphony on November 5th. Q: What was the first Broadway show you ever saw? Camelot. It was so very magical and I’ve been hooked on musical theatre ever since. Q: Who were some of the musicians or artists who influenced you growing up? Julie Andrews and Barbara Streisand were two early favorites. Q: Have you ever performed on stage in a production of any kind? Many, many times. As a music major at ISU, singing the Mozart Requiem with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an AIOFA concert here at Stephens is one of my all time favorite memories. Q: Who is the leading female role you’ve been dying to play? Only one? Q: If you could go back in time and catch any performance at Stephens, what would it be? Oh, what fun it would have been to attend the grand opening week of concerts! Q: Do you have any special skills or hobbies? I enjoy sewing, baking, reading, and visiting my daughters. Standing

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

Business & Finance

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

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

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

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

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Co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse and 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle og Productions, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, and Kenny & Marleen Alhadeff

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(in order of appearance) Ensemble/White DJ/Perry Como/Buck Wiley/Frank Dryer/Martin Holton.......DANIEL S. HINES Ensemble/Black DJ/Wailin’ Joe/Reverend Hobson. .....................................JT McKENZIE Delray. ................................................................................................. RaMOND THOMAS Gator .................................................................................................. AVIONCE HOYLES Bobby ................................................................................................. JERRIAL T. YOUNG Ensemble/Someday Backup Singer/Teenager ..........................................KEELY BEIRNE Ensemble/Someday Backup Singer ................................................OYOYO JOI BONNER Ensemble/Someday Backup Singer/Ethel.......................................TAYLOR BROADARD Ensemble/Be Black Trio .........................................................................SIDNEY DuPONT Ensemble/Be Black Trio ...................................................................KYSHAWN K. LANE Ensemble/Be Black Trio ..................................................................... JONAS SHUMPERT Felicia........................................................................................... JASMIN RICHARDSON Huey .............................................................................................................JOEY ELROSE Ensemble/Mr. Collins/White Father/Gordon Grant ......................................EDDIE URISH Ensemble/Clara/Teenager/White Mother.....................LAURIE ELIZABETH GARDNER Ensemble/Teenager ....................................................................... KENNY FRANCOEUR, KAITLIN NIEWOEHNER, JONATHAN RAGSDALE Mr. Simmons ..................................................................................... D. SCOTT WITHERS Mama ............................................................................................................... PAT SIBLEY SWINGS AND UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performances. SWINGS ERIKA CONAWAY; JOSE GONZALEZ UNDERSTUDIES For Huey—KENNY FRANCOEUR, DANIEL S. HINES, JONATHAN RAGSDALE; For Felicia—KEELY BEIRNE, OYOYO JOI BONNER; For Delray— KYSHAWN K. LANE, JT McKENZIE; For Bobby— SIDNEY DuPONT, JT McKENZIE; For Gator— SIDNEY DuPONT, KYSHAWN K. LANE; For Gladys—LAURIE ELIZABETH GARDNER; For Mr. Simmons— EDDIE URISH Dance Captain—ERIKA CONAWAY

Fight Captain, Assistant Dance Captain—JOSE GONZALEZ

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Underground” ........................................................................Delray, Felicia and Company “The Music of My Soul”...........................................................Huey, Felicia and Company “Scratch My Itch”. ....................................................................... Wailin’ Joe and Company “Ain’t Nothin’ But a Kiss” ......................................................................... Felicia and Huey “Hello, My Name Is Huey” ..........................................................................................Huey “Everybody Wants to Be Black on a Saturday Night”........................................... Company “Make Me Stronger” .....................................................Huey, Mama, Felicia and Company “Colored Woman” .......................................................................................................Felicia “Someday” .......................................................................................... Felicia and Company “She’s My Sister”....................................................................................... Delray and Huey “Radio” ..................................................................................................Huey and Company “Say a Prayer” ....................................................................................... Gator and Company ACT II “Crazy Little Huey” ...............................................................................Huey and Company “Big Love” ..................................................................................................................Bobby “Love Will Stand When All Else Falls” .............................................. Felicia and Company “Stand Up” ............................................Delray, Felicia, Huey, Gator, Bobby and Company “Change Don’t Come Easy” ............................................. Mama, Delray, Gator and Bobby “Tear Down the House”. ........................................................................Huey and Company “Love Will Stand/Ain’t Nothin’ But a Kiss” (Reprise).............................. Felicia and Huey “Memphis Lives in Me”.........................................................................Huey and Company “Steal Your Rock ‘n’ Roll”........................................................Huey, Felicia and Company Time—The 1950s THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION

THE MEMPHIS BAND Conductor/Keys 1 – Alan J. Plado Associate Conductor/Keys 2 – John Bronston Drums/Percussion – Kevin McNaughton Guitar – Will Yanez Bass – Daniel Durston Trumpet – Patrick Stouffer Trombone – James Yardley Reed – Jason Mink Music Coordinator – John Mezzio

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Who’S Who JOEY ELROSE (Huey Calhoun) is a native New Yorker and is thrilled to be touring with the fantastical Memphis! Credits include: Rock of Ages (Nat’l Tour), Grease (Nat’l Tour), RENT (Welk Resort), Pajama Game (Starlight CLO), Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center). BFA- Adelphi U. Thanks to my family. Measure in Love and HOCKADOO!!! JASMIN RICHARDSON (Felicia) is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where she received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater. National/ International tour credits: Dreamgirls (Deena Jones). 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). Catch up with Jasmin on JasminRichardson.com RaMOND THOMAS (Delray). Creative Cauldron: Thunder Knocking On The Door (Thunder), Keegan Theater: Working (Rex/ Utkarsh) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney), The InSeries Love Potion #1--L’Elisir D’Amore (The Jock), TheatreWorks Palo Alto Grey Gardens.(Brooks understudy). D. SCOTT WITHERS (Mr. Simmons) is thrilled to travel the country with Memphis! National tours: Catch Me If You Can (Roger Strong). Recent regional: Gypsy (Herbie); Hairspray (Edna); Baby (Alan); Lyle the Crocodile (Victor P. Valenti). BFA - AZ State University. Love to AJP, Childsplay family and Withers clan! AVIONCE HOYLES (Gator) is a Rock Hill, SC naitive and graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, NY. Avionce is thrilled to be a part of this incredible production! National Tour: Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots (Wallie u/s), Pippi Longstocking (Larson). Regional: Rent (Angel), Tyler Perry Presents U Don’t Know Me: The Musical (Brent), Songs For a New World (Man 1), Black Nativity (Reuel), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur). Thank you Jesus for this 20

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awesome opportunity and my family for all their support! JERRIAL T. YOUNG (Bobby) is ecstatic to be a part of the Memphis family!! Previous credits include: Off Broadway Joshua Benjamin, Dust and Shadow Husband. National Tours: Smokey Joes café Adrian, Go Diego Go Live! Rescue Pack. Regional: Ragtime Coalhouse Walker Jr. Children of Eden Father, Damn Yankees Applegate, Aint Misbehavin Ken, Parade Jim Conley, Guys and Dolls Nicely Nicely, Full Monty Horse. He is a proud member of the “Equity Membership Candidate Program”! He hopes to grace the Broadway stage someday soon! He would like to thank god, dad, Nik Alexzander, and “mom I love you and this one is for you”! Follow @InDaHeightsFan PAT SIBLEY (Mama). This is Pat’s 9th year of touring having previously been seen as Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, Mrs. Pugh in Annie and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! Originally from Los Angeles, Pat now resides in Seattle. KEELY BEIRNE (Ensemble) is thrilled to making her national tour debut as a recent graduate of Penn State University’s B.F.A. Musical Theatre program! Recent Credits: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 42nd Street, and Phantom at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Hairspray at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, as well as numerous productions at Penn State. She also studied dance at Center Stage Dance & Theatre School in New Jersey. Many thanks to Bob Cline, cast, crew, loving family and squad! www.keelybeirne.com OYOYO JOI BONNER (Ensemble) is excited to be on her first National tour with this great musical! “What an amazing opportunity and experience this journey has become, I hope for many more like it!” Studied Music Dance Theatre at Brigham Young University, has enjoyed tours as a featured singer to Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Cuba! Her most cherished roles are “Ti Moune” in Once On This Island, “Melpomene” in Xanadu, “Sarah” in

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Who’S Who Ragtime, and Ensemble in Hairspray, Aladdin and White Christmas. “Thank you family and friends for your continued support!” TAYLOR BROADARD (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be going Underground in Memphis! Regional: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Ensemble) B.F.A. Musical Theatre, Minor Dance from Pace University. Much love to God, family, friends, & teachers! Couldn’t have done it without you! MT F13RCE! Twitter/Instagram @TBroadard8 SIDNEY DuPONT (Ensemble) was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some favorite credits (Natl’ Tour) A Chorus Line; (Regional) Hairspray, Cabaret, and Songs for a New World. Thanks to my family, friends, BLOC, BDF, and this fantastic cast of Memphis! UARTS MT13 KENNY FRANCOEUR (Ensemble) is excited to join the cast of Memphis! TheatreHair (Berger), Gypsy (Tulsa), Titanic (Jim), Children of Eden (Japeth). BFA Elon University, many thanks to Mom & Dad, Gail, M, Katie, the harem, and my Elon family. www.kennyfrancoeur.com LAURIE ELIZABETH GARDNER (Ensemble) thrilled to be on tour with Memphis! Recently seen creating title role in 50 Shades of Grey, Musical Parody (Ana Steele)! Cabaret (Sally), Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Lend Me a Tenor (Maggie), Carousel (Carrie U/S, DC), Marriage of Figaro (Barbarina, Susanna U/S), Two Noble Kinsmen (Emilia). Graduated CCM. www.broadwaydemo.com/ lauriegardner Love to Papi! DANIEL S. HINES (Ensemble) is stoked to join the NETworks team in bringing a little soul to your town. Ever the nomad, Daniel has been blessed to perform regionally from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between. Favorite credits include Miss Saigon (Chris), HAIR (Claude), The Pillowman (Katurian), Carousel (Jigger), and Oklahoma! (Will Parker). Daniel gives thanks to God, family and Timmy for unending love and support. Standing

“Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!” www.danielshines.com KYSHAWN K. LANE (Ensemble). From a kid singing with his karaoke to the big stage joining the Memphis family, Kyshawn can not be more excited. Past favorite credits include: Off Broadway: Songs for a New World. Regional: Hairspray (Papermill Playhouse, Coastal Arts) Joseph...;(Arizona Broadway Theatre) A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theater) Rent, All Shook up (Seacoast Rep). Commercial: Verizon, Wendys. Thanks to God for this amazing opportunity, to my parents, family, Dani and friends for their continuous love and support. Special thanks to my family at About Artists and Bob Cline casting. JT McKENZIE (Ensemble) is beyond excited and proud to be part of an amazing show and cast! Favorite credits: The Sizzlin’ Sixties at The Fireside Theatre, 1776 and B Boy Blues. So much love to friends and family. Apt 22! KAITLIN NIEWOEHNER (Ensemble) is elated to join the ensemble of Memphis! She is a gymnast turned dancer with a BS in Architecture. National Tours: A Chorus Line (swing). Regional: Can-can (WBT, Ensemble), Hairspray (Amber), Spelling Bee (Olive). All gratitude to God! www. kaitlinniewoehner.com JONATHAN RAGSDALE (Ensemble). First National Tour! BA in Theatre & Dance from UNM. Favorite roles: PIPPIN (Pippin), Footloose (Ren), Hairspray (Link), Cats (Tugger/Skimble), RENT (Ensemble, Roger u/s). TV: “Breaking Bad”, “In Plain Sight”. Choreography: Legally Blonde, JC Superstar, Joseph...Dreamcoat, 101 Dalmatians, Godspell. Thanks to Mom & Dad, and all of my friends and students for inspiring me every day! Twitter/Instagram: @TheJRags, YouTube.com/ragsdalejt. JONAS SHUMPERT (Ensemble) is excited to be joining the cast of Memphis. A Graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. The Chicago-

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land native credits include International tour of Fame - The Musical, Walt Disney World’s Festival of The Lion King, Dance Captain/ Dancer for Royal Caribbean and Holland American Cruise lines. He thanks God for the opportunity to share this story, and hopes you enjoy the ride of Memphis! Follow @ JonasShumpert EDDIE URISH (Ensemble). Huck in Huckleberry Finn (Nat’l Tour), August: Osage County (The Fulton), Our Town (Steppenwolf), You Say Tomato… (Downstairs Cabaret)…Directed U.S. Premieres of Steve Schalchin’s Amy & Steve (Off-Broadway) & Joe Brooks’ Metropolis. Former CBS Morning Show Host… “Whit, Ellie, ILU!” ERIKA CONAWAY (Swing/Dance Captain) is excited to be joining the Memphis Family! Tours: A Chorus Line (Judy Turner) Regional: Aida (Amneris), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), and Oklahoma! (Ado Annie). Love my family, friends, and especially AJ and Ricky Kitty. Peace. Love. JOSE GONZALEZ (Swing/Asst. Dance Captain) is very excited for his national tour debut! In 40 words: Oakland, CA —> NYC. Favorite credits - Spring Awakening (Ernst), A Chorus Line (Richie), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger u/s). Other credits - In The Heights, West Side Story, High School Musical 2, overseas with NICKELODEON. Love you mom! =) TRAVIS HARTY (Production Stage Manager) graduated from Otterbein University with a BA in Stage Management and Music. Regional: Maple & Vine, A Devil at Noon (Humana Festival), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Dracula, Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre). Other: The Woman in Black, and Suds! (Crossroads Rep) JOE DiPIETRO (Book and Co-Lyrics) won two Tony Awards for co-writing Memphis. Memphis also received the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. He was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award for his book 22

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for his current Broadway show Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick. His other plays and musicals include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (the longestrunning musical revue in Off-Broadway history); The Toxic Avenger and The Thing About Men (both winners of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical); the much-produced comedy Over the River and Through The Woods; The Art of Murder (Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Play); and the Broadway musical All Shook Up. His work has received thousands of productions across the country and around the world. DAVID BRYAN (Music, Co-Lyrics) recently won Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Memphis, as well as Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Orchestrations. Memphis also received 2010 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. David is the Grammy Award-winning keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi. Over the past 26 years the band has sold more than 130 million records and toured the world playing to millions of people. David and Joe DiPietro have also co-written the award-winning musical The Toxic Avenger. Among his work for other charities, David is a national spokesperson for VH1’s Save the Music Program. Much love to Lexi, Colton, Gabby, Lily and my family.

CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY (Original Director) has served as Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse since October 2007. During his tenure, he has helmed the Playhouse’s world-premiere productions of Arthur Kopit’s A Dram of Drummhicit, Claudia Shear’s Restoration, as well as Glengarry Glen Ross, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the acclaimed musicals Xanadu and Memphis, which went on to win four 2010 Tony Awards on Broadway, including Best Musical. Prior to joining the Playhouse, he directed the Broadway productions of Xanadu (Drama Desk nomination), All Shook Up and The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), as well as the Kennedy

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Center Sondheim Celebration productions of Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along. Other New York credits include: Leap of Faith, Blown Sideways Through Life, Jeffrey (Lucille Lortel and Obie awards), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, Wonder of the World, Communicating Doors, Bunny Bunny, The Night Hank Williams Died, Fires in the Mirror (Lucille Lortel Award), among others. Mr. Ashley also directed the feature film Jeffrey and the American Playhouse production of Blown Sideways Through Life for PBS. Mr. Ashley is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, the Drama League Director Fellowship and an NEA/TCG Director Fellowship. SERGIO TRUJILLO (Original Choreographer). Broadway: Tony and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, OCC Award noms.), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk, Astaire noms.), The Addams Family, Next to Normal (Lucille Lortel Award nom.), All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nom.). OffBroadway: Saved (Lucille Lortel nom.), The Capeman, Romeo & Juliet (Public), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Kismet (Encores!), Salome (NYC Opera). Regional: White Noise (director/choreographer), The Wiz, Zhivago (La Jolla), Mambo Kings, The Marriage of Figaro (L.A. Opera), Chita and All That Jazz. International: Disney’s Tarzan (World Theatre Award nom.); West Side Story; The Sound of Music (Stratford); Peggy Sue Got Married (West End); Kiss Me, Kate (Japan). TV: Judging/choreographing on “So You Think You Can Dance: Canada,” “Broadway: The American Musical” (PBS), “The 14th American Comedy Awards” (ABC), “Triple Sensation” (CBC). Ovation Award for Empire: A New American Musical, four Dora Award nominations in Canada. Upcoming: Director and choreographer for the national tour and Broadway production of Flashdance. On Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody. CHRISTOPHER JAHNKE (Music Producer/Music Supervisor). Orchestrations: Porgy and Bess (2012 Tony Nomination— Best Orchestrations), Les Misérables Standing

(Broadway, Madrid, Netherlands, London, U.K. tour, U.S. tour, Dutch album, Spanish album, 25th anniversary album, O2 arena concert—also DVD/Blu-ray), Do You Hear the People Sing? (symphonic tour of Schonberg/Boublil), Dessa Rose, A Man of No Importance, Legally Blonde, Cry-Baby, Grease (2007 revival), Tom Jones (Stiles/ Leigh), Chasing Nicolette, Dear World, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Just So. Assistant to William David Brohn: Sweet Smell of Success, Ragtime, The Three Musketeers, The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins, Wicked. ADAM ARIAN (Associate Director) is thrilled to be continuing his five year journey with Memphis, which started as Chris Ashley’s A.D. at the La Jolla Playhouse. He is the winner of San Diego’s Patte Award for Outstanding Direction for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead and his production of Camino Real, landed on several San Diego newspapers’ “best of year” lists. World premieres include works by Kristoffer Diaz, Lucy Thurber, Rachel Axler, Lauren Yee and more. Other work includes: New York Musical Theater Fest: Arnie the Doughnut, 2012; Fantasy Football the Musical, NYMF 2009 - (Audience Favorite Award). Sam French Festival Finalist 2012. 2010 Geva Theater Center Directing Fellow; Geva Theater; HERE; Prospect Theater Co.; Chalk Rep; Iama Theater Co.; NY Fringe; Reverie Productions; Winnipesaukee Playhouse; Williamstown; and the La Jolla Playhouse. Adam is also an actor, and has appeared in Broadway and Off Broadway productions, as well as several television appearances, Adam has received his MFA in directing from UC San Diego, and his BA from Brown University. JERMAINE R. REMBERT (Associate Choreographer) Credits include: Dance Captain and Assistant choreographer for Broadway and First National tour of Memphis; Assistant Director for Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC production of “Motel Rasdell”, and choreographer and teacher at Sun Valley Ballet School in Sun

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Who’S Who Valley, Idaho. Performance credits include: Film/Television as well as the Broadway productions of Memphis, La Cages aux Folles, Oklahoma, Swing, All Shook Up, On the Twentieth Century and Funny Girl. Other credits include The Will Rogers Follies (Gateway Playhouse), Camelot (Lincoln Center w/NY Philharmonic), and a member of Columbia City Ballet in Columbia, South Carolina. DAVID GALLO (Set Design) won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for The Drowsy Chaperone. A longtime collaborator of celebrated playwright August Wilson, Mr. Gallo’s designs for Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf garnered him two additional Tony Award nominations. His designs may be seen in more than one dozen cities worldwide. Favorite Broadway credits include Memphis; Stick Fly; The Mountaintop; Colin Quinn: Long Story Short; reasons to be pretty; Xanadu; Radio Golf; Company; The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards); Gem of the Ocean; Thoroughly Modern Millie (also London); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; A View from the Bridge; and Hughie. Selected offBroadway: Evil Dead; The Wild Party; Jitney (also London); Wonder of the World; A New Brain; Bunny Bunny; and Blue Man Group (New York, Boston, Chicago and Las Vegas). Designs for numerous family productions include the very popular Super Why Live, Yo Gabba Gabba Live (Billboard Award for Creative Content), Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, The 135th Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, as well as the national tours of Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues Live, DreamWorks’ Madagascar Live and the current international tour of SpongeBob Squarepants. David was selected to design August Wilson’s Twentieth Century at The Kennedy Center as well as represent American Set Design at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial. His work is part of The National Archive at The Smithsonian. www. davidgallo.com. PAUL TAZEWELL (Costume Design). Broadway: Memphis (Tony nomination); 24

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A Streetcar Named Desire; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lombardi; Guys and Dolls; In the Heights (Tony nomination); The Color Purple (Tony nomination); Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (Tony nomination); Caroline or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Drowning Crow; On the Town; Def Poetry Jam; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Fascinating Rhythm. Off Broadway: Ruined, Flesh and Blood; Harlem Song; Dina Was; City Center Encores! The Wiz; Li’l Abner and Purlie. The Met: Faust. HOWELL BINKLEY (Lighting Design). Recent Broadway: A Christmas Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, How to Succeed… starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination), Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman, How to Succeed… starring Matthew Broderick. Parsons Dance (co-founder), The Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards, Alvin Ailey, ABT, NYC Ballet and The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration. Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, 1993 Olivier and Canadian Dora Award for Spider Woman; 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award for Jersey Boys. SHANNON SLATON (Sound Design) has designed many national tours including: Shrek, Hairspray, The Producers, Noise/ Funk, The Full Monty, Contact, Tap Dogs, Sweeney Todd, Drowsy Chaperone, and Wedding Singer. He has also mixed many shows on Broadway including: Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Anything Goes, Annie, and Legally Blonde. He was also the Production Sound for Wicked on Broadway and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the U.S. National tour. GEORGE W. GEORGE (Story Concept) produced nine Broadway shows including Any Wednesday, the Tony Award-nominated Dylan starring Alec Guinness, and Bedroom Farce written by Alan Ayckbourn. George began his career writing for television:

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Who’S Who “Bonanza,” “The Rifleman” and “Wanted: Dead or Alive.” His film writing credits include The Navadan, Peggy and Smoke Signal. George produced The James Dean Story, directed by Robert Altman; Night Watch, starring Elizabeth Taylor; Rich Kids, written by Judith Ross; and My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle. CHARLES G. LaPOINTE (Hair and Wig Design). Broadway: Memphis, The Performers, Bring It On The Musical, The Columnist, A Streetcar Named Desire, Clybourne Park, Magic/Bird, Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde, The Mountaintop, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame…, Good Vibrations, The Apple Tree, A Raisin in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Radio Golf, Sight Unseen, Cymbeline, Henry IV, The Rivals, Xanadu and Superior Donuts. Jersey Boys U.S. tour, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, London and Melbourne; The Color Purple national tour; Xanadu national tour; and In the Heights national tour. Many OffBroadway and regional credits. Love to James. STEVE RANKIN (Fight Director). Broadway: Memphis, Bonnie and Clyde, Henry IV, Parts I and II; Jersey Boys; The Farnsworth Invention; Dracula; Twelfth Night; Two Shakespearean Actors; Anna Christie; The Real Inspector Hound; Getting Away With Murder; The Who’s Tommy. OffBroadway: The Third Story, Pig Farm, The Night Hank Williams Died, Below the Belt. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra, Macbeth. Metropolitan Opera: Rodelinda, Iphigénie en Tauride. Mr. Rankin is also a mandolinist with the folk/bluegrass artist Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band. DARYL WATERS (Co-Orchestrator). Orchestrations: Memphis (Tony Award), Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; Street Corner Symphony (Broadway). Dance music arrangements: The Color Purple; Jelly’s Last Standing

Jam (Broadway). Original music: Noise/Funk (Tony/Grammy nominations), Drowning Crow (Broadway). Longtime music director for Eartha Kitt. Mr. Waters is a music graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC. JOHN MEZZIO (Music Consultant/ Coordinator) has conducted several national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Seussical The Musical starring Cathy Rigby, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, the Royal National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and The Wedding Singer. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. John was Musical Coordinator for several national tours including Sweet Charity starring Molly Ringwald, Annie starring John Schuck and Mackenzie Phillips, Hairspray, The Producers, and Shrek the Musical. He is currently the Musical Coordinator for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Memphis. ALAN J. PLADO (Music Director) is ecstatic to work on Memphis. National tours: Elf The Musical 1st National Tour, Legally Blonde, Beauty and the Beast. Internationally, he was the music director and arranger for Menopause The Musical on the West End (Shaw Theater) and in Dublin, Ireland (Tivoli Theater). Regional credits: Legally Blonde with Sally Struthers (Ogunquit Playhouse), Chaps, Crazy for You (PCPA), Striking 12 (Capital Repertory), Best Little Whorehouse (Phoenix Theater); Gypsy, Cats, Footloose (Arizona Broadway), as well as appearances at Laguna Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Milwaukee Repertory, and Geva Theater. AUGUST ERIKSMOEN (Dance Arranger). Broadway: Memphis, The Addams Family, Million Dollar Quartet, Hugh Jackman on Broadway, Ring of Fire, All Shook Up, Rent. Off-B’way: Bare, Romantic Poetry, Walmartopia, Imperfect Chemistry. First nationals: All Shook Up, The Full Monty.

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STAFF FOR MEMPHIS Executive Producer Kary M. Walker General Management Gentry & Associates Scott W. Jackson, Mary K. Witte Tour Marketing Anita Dloniak & Associates, Inc. Anita Dloniak Diane Rodes, Melissa A. Hazek Tour Direction The Booking Group Meredith Blair Kara Gebhart www.thebookinggroup.com Casting Bob Cline Associate Scenic Designers......... Steven Kemp, Mike Kaukl Assistant Director ........................... Matthew J. Schneider Assistant Choreographer ..................Kenna Morris Garcia Costumes Coordinator ............................Dale DiBernardo Assistant Costumes Coordinator................Timmy Kasper Make-up and Hair Coordinator.................... Kelly Meurer Assistant Sound Designer .......................... David Thomas Head Carpenter ....................................James D. McCrory Assistant Carpenter ................. Timothy Curtis Bergstrom Flyman ................................................ William Strickland Head Props .....................................................L. Kris Julio Head Wardrobe ...............................Kaitlin May Saltzman Hair Supervisor ............................... Jason Michael Torres Head Electrician ............................Patrick Medlock-Turek Assistant Electrician .....................Michael James Hawley Electrician ....................................................Renee Levine Head Audio ............................................. Marisa J. Barnes Moving Light Programmer ......................... Chris Herman Rehearsal Assistant ......................................... Katie Falter Radio and TV Spot Production...................... HMS Media Video Production ........................................... HMS Media Website ............................................... Pit Bull Interactive Production Photography .............................Jeremy Daniel Accounting ....................... NETworks Presentations, LLC HR & Payroll Services ...................Human Resources inc Financial Services ....George W. Wilson, OneSource PSG Insurance ......................................................... OneBeacon Tax Consultant ............. Brent A. Turner, OneSource PSG IT Services ...............George W. Wilson, OneSource PSG Trucking .................................................................... Clark Cast Bus ............................................Croswell VIP Coach Crew Bus.....................................................Clarion Coach Hotel Booking ..................... Lisa Morris, Road Concierge

Associate Production Manager ....................... Ben Neafus Assistant Production Manager ..................... Evan Rooney Intern, Production Department .................Ashley Harman Warehouse Manager ........................................ Brad Korff Director of Marketing/PR .............................Heather Hess Music Coordinator ........................................ John Mezzio Controller ................................................. Jennifer Gifford Accounts Payables ......................................... Laura Carey Office Manager ....................................... Buddy Piccolino Administrative Assistant .................. Esther Schwarzbauer Office Assistant ..............................................Carol Jewell Credits Scenic construction Showroom Scenic, Adirondack Studios provided Scenic Services; Properties provided by Prop N and Spoon; Sound provided by Sound Associates; Lighting provided by Christie Lights; Additional tailoring by Jennifer Love Costumes, Inc.; Scafati, Inc.; and D.L. Cerney. Men’s shirts, finale suits, and band suits by Top Hat Imagewear. Additional shirts by Cego. Dance shoes by Worldtone Dance. “Gator” head by Rodney Gordon, Inc Rehearsed at Pearl Studios NYC Special Thanks to

James Patrick and The Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts at Boise State University in Boise, ID

For NETworks Presentations Chief Executive Officer ........................... Kenneth Gentry Chief Operating Officer ......................... Scott W. Jackson President............................................................ Orin Wolf Executive Vice President Production ............. Seth Wenig Director of Finance ..........................................John Kinna Executive Producer ..................................Kary M. Walker Associate Producer ................................... Angela Rowles Director of Booking ........................ Charmaine McVicker Senior General Manager .................Gregory VanderPloeg General Manager....................................... Dawn Kusinski General Manager........................................ Mary K. Witte General Manager.............................................. Guy Heard Assistant to the CEO/Associate General Manager ............ Curt Owens Assistant General Manager ...................... Penelope Lopez Assistant General Manager ................Bobby Maglaughlin Senior Production Manager .........................Jason Juenker Associate Production Manager ...................Hector Guivas

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Thank You for Your Support of the Performing Arts Fund and Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Contributors as of October 3, 2013

Jim & Mary West Impresario Brent & Maggie Wynja $5,000 and above

Phyllis J. & Larry L. Lepke Doug & Wanda McCay Louise M. McCormick Jim Beckwith Principal Artist Bertram Family The Lauridsen Family $500 and above Diane Muncrief Endowment Anonymous (2) Patricia A. Murphy Brian & Tanya Anderson Jim & Frankee Oleson Executive Producer Claire Andreasen & John & Helen Olson $2,500 and above Sue & Gary Osweiler Ames Convention & Visitors Steve Pecenka Rick Bartosh Kathy A. Parsons Bureau Jane & John Baty Mary Jane Pearson & George C. & Deanne Brill & Dean Janssen Ramon A. Runkel Susan J. Christensen Jen & Ed Buckingham Brenda Petersen Durbin, Zheng & Son, Inc. Stewart L. Burger Dick & Sharon Richman Cecilia & Harry Horner Dennis & Diane Carney Kent & Lou Ann Sandburg Kawaler Family Charitable Do-Biz Foods, LLC Suzan & John Shierholz Foundation Brian Cooper Dr. & Mrs. W. Robert Beverly & Warren Madden Patricia Cotter & Stephenson Sue & Alvin Ravenscroft Peter Orazem Clayton & Ruth Swenson Gary F. & Harriet M. Short Jeff & Ann Ver Heul David & Marianne Spalding Elizabeth Dahm Dieter & Renate Dellmann Gary & Evonn Walling Ira, Jordan & Julia White Randy & Cathy Fitzgerald Maureen Wilt Cynthia & Lehman Fletcher Duane & Megan Wolf Director Jan & Cornelia Flora Carol Wright $1,000 and above Charles & Joanne Robert & Elizabeth Wych Bob & Elizabeth Angelici Frederiksen Irene Beavers Homer & Sandra Gartz Rising Star Elizabeth Cole Beck Ethel George $250 and above Kelli Bennett Anonymous Jay & Karen Heldt-Chapman Susan & David Grant Thomas & Allison Greenwald Chris & Garry Alexander John & Judy Clem Wil & Marjorie Groves Marc & Christianne Anderson Wayne P. & Mark & Lisa Harmison Doris Bacot Ferne Bonomi Davis Esther & Herbert Harmison Sheila Rae Baker 1st National Bank - Ames Jennifer & Chad Hart Pat & Louis Banitt Willa & Dave Holger Sandy & Rick Hoenig Lisa Banitt & William Barry Sherilyn & Mitchell Hoyer Judie & David Hoffman Tom & Betty Barton Vicki Jahr Jean & Bob Humphrey Mary & Bob Baumann Arthur Klein Charles Hurburgh & Kay & Roger Beckett Jane W. Lohnes Connie Hardy Jeffrey Benson & Roger & Ruth McCullough Kenneth & Michelle Koehler Margaret Elbert James & Jody Mueller Julie Kroll Kay & Roger Berger Mark & Andy North LeRoy & Kathy Bergmann Cynthia & John Paschen, MD John & Diane Kubik Greg & Sue Lamont Archana Bhat Peter & Rae Reilly Allen & Joy Lang Diane & Ken Birt Mary Jean & Jean & John Langeland Mark & Deborah Blaedel Maurice D. Reimers Standing

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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 Mark & Isabelle Davidson Roger A. Deal Meg E. Dobson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; State Farm Insurance Dr. Steven & Ruth Dotzenrod Drake Holding Co. M. Burton Drexler Larry & Barbara Ebbers Don & Mary Eichner Mary Embrey 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 27


Larry & Pat Jenkins Tom & Debra Johnson Susan Johnson Steve & Nan Jungst Delma L. Kernan Joseph & Karen Kerns Karen Kerper LeRoy & Susan Kester Elizabeth Keys Jim & Mary Kincart Christine King Janann King Paul & Adele Knop Marina Kraeva Keith & Brenda Kutz Fred & Kay Lande John Landgraf & Phyllis Jones Ruth G. Larson William & Susan Lawyer Donald & Dorothy Lewis Efstathia Lingren Jeffery & Margaret Lormor 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 Arlo & Lori Meyer John & Pam Miller Rosemary & Lester Moore Charles & Mary Ann Mulford Donna Newbrough & Lee Burchinal 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 John Pesek Cecilia Pham Bion L. Pierson Pat & Linda Plummer Emil & Mary Kay Polashek Jolene & Frank Randall Ellen M. Rasmussen 28

Daphne & Jaime Reyes James & Kari Roth 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 Sue & Thad Stanton 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 Wayne Williams Della Jane Wright

Company Member $100 and above

Anonymous (3) Barb & Jack Adams Franklin & Kay Ahrens Kathy Albright In Memory of Dee Hegstrom La Donna Allen Standing

Martha Anderson Rita Apel David & Ann Ashby Rod & Janice Avey Ted & Carol Bailey Terry & Debbie Barger Susan Barker David & Jane Bartlett Richard J. Baumhover Amy & Steven Becker 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 James & Barbara Croxdale Paula J. Curran Nancy & Pete Cyr Herbert A. David Greg & Amy Davis Mary M. de Baca Stephen & Gail Dentler Harold & Lilith Dorr Dee Dreeszen Carl Duling

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Frank Dunn Carol Elbert 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 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 Frank Horn Carole & Jack Horowitz Dick & Sandy Horton Marcia Imsande Mina Hertz Jacobs Marian & Roger Jansen Jensen Family Al Jergens & Kris Miles Marilyn R. Johnson 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 Bette King 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 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 Carole Magilton Dick & Jackie Manatt Steve & Audrey Marley Kae L. Mart Anna Martinez Edith A. McClure Richard & Donita McCoy Jeff & Mary Lou McDowell Harold & Connie McLaughlin Helen F. McRoberts

Yelena & Jason Meier Dennis Meyer Todd & Barbara Meyer Patricia & Kemp Miller John B. Miller & Kathryn Madera Miller Willards’ Harley Repair John Miranowski & Susana Goggi Leland & Virginia Molgaard John & Laurel Mors Tom & Nancy Mott Thomas & Lynn Nehls Jim & Sara Nelson Michael & Ginger O’Keefe Siggi Olafsson & Jenny Aune Dale & Kris Olson The Olson & Kushkowski Family Ruth & LeRoy Ornberg Jayne Owen Miriam Patterson Alec & Charlton Pendry Mary Pepper 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 Jean Ranney 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 Steve Sapp & Lisa Enloe Thomas J. & Patricia A. Sauer Jane Schill Karl & Cheryl Schloerke Lester & Mary Jo Schmerr Linda & John Schuh George Seifert Phyllis Seim Sam & Becky Senti Tori Shahidi Debra Shenk-Boudart Ron & Nancy Shiflet Diana D. Shonrock Al & Kathy Sievers Mark & Amy Slagell Virginia Slater Richard & Frances Smith Clifford Smith Robert & Carol Richardson Smith Philip & Galina Spike Mr. & Mrs. David Stephenson Curtis Struck & Megan Fairall 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 Michael & Deidre Wahlin Gene & Karen Walker Marvin & Janice Walter Bobbie Warman Mary T. Watkins Jason & Linda LangeWattonville 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

Alliant Energy Foundation AXA Foundation General Electric GMG Foundation 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

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. Standing

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Become A Performing Arts Fund Donor

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YOUR DREAM FOR THE ARTS?

Consider an endowment gift or a bequest to secure the future of the arts, as ticket revenues alone cannot sustain world-class performances and arts education programs. Gifts can be directed to the artform you love (music, theater or dance) or for facility improvements or operational support.

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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

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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

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 clubs, organizations and residence halls 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 Sponsor of Bring it On

Proud Supporter Providing Artist Hospitality

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

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

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