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L.A. THEATRE WORKS Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director Presents

November 8, 2012








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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 that transforms everything you thought you knew about the Big Top. The national tour of Shrek: The Musical will make its central Iowa premiere in February and the Blue Man Group returns 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!

Steven Leath President Iowa State University



Mark North General Manager Stephens Auditorium





Starring Diane Adair Jane Carr

Chloe Dworkin

Nicholas Hormann Julia McIlvaine Cerris Morgan-Moyer Jill Renner Darren Richardson & Nick Toren

Directed by Brian Kite There will be one intermission

The taking of photographs or the use of any kind of recording device is strictly prohibited.




CHARACTERS Mr. Bennet: father of the Bennet household Mrs. Bennet: his wife Jane: the Bennet’s oldest daughter Elizabeth: the Bennet’s second daughter, the protagonist Mary: the Bennet’s third daughter Kitty: the Bennet’s fourth daughter Lydia: the Bennet’s youngest daughter Mr. Darcy: a wealthy gentleman; love interest of Elizabeth Bennet Georgiana Darcy: Mr. Darcy’s much younger sister Mr. Bingley: Mr. Darcy’s friend; love interest of Jane Miss Caroline Bingley: Mr. Bingley’s sister Mr. Collins: a distant relative of Mr. Bennet’s who stands to inherit the Longbourn estate Mr. Wickham: a soldier and the son of the late Mr. Darcy’s servant Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Mr. Collins’s patron; Mr. Darcy’s aunt Miss Anne de Brough: Lady Catherine’s invalid daughter Sir William Lucas: neighbor to the Bennet family Lady Lucas: his wife Charlotte Lucas: daughter of Sir William and a close friend of Elizabeth Bennet Mr. Gardiner: brother of Mrs. Bennet Mrs. Gardiner: his wife Mrs. Reynolds: the housekeeper at Mr. Darcy’s estate at Pemberley Fitzwilliam: a soldier Mr. Denny: a soldier Captain Carter: a soldier




BACKGROUND Austen’s fiction reveals little awareness of the political and economic turmoil that pervaded Europe during her lifetime. Wars, such as the Napoleonic Wars, did not affect her middleclass upbringing. The lower classes were recruited, and the upper class purchased commissions and became gentleman officers who enjoyed social prestige. During Austen’s life, the countryside was fragmented into semiisolated agricultural villages and provincial settlements. London, the only metropolis, was the center of commerce and the arts. Austen had exposure to all three of these areas, and her insights into this society are often reflected in her novels. She was born during the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Great social unrest was spawned from miserable conditions in factories, and widespread unemployment resulted. The middle classes adopted a laissez-faire attitude. They soon developed methods to mobilize and discipline labor for factory employment. Parliamentary acts established the institutional basis for efficient city, government, and municipal services. Urban police, compulsory education, and government inspection of factories, schools, and poorhouses evolved. English life was increasingly regulated by central rather than local authority. The working classes, with improved educational opportunities, were raised to a new level of respectability. During the time that Napoleon was transforming Europe, Jane Austen composed a novel in which the most important events are the fact that a man changes his manners and a young lady changes her mind. Soldiers do appear, but in a secondary role, as fixations of young frivolous women. In one case this even presents an elopement.

Source: Novels for Students, ©2012 Gale Cengage. All Rights Reserved.




ABOUT JANE AUSTEN “A Lady:” that’s how the front of Jane Austen’s novels credited her. Now, her name is immediately recognizable to readers in the Western hemisphere, but that wasn’t the case in the early 19th century. The daughter of a Church of England minister, she wasn’t recognized by her own name while alive. Perhaps because she wasn’t yet famous, few of Austen’s biographical details were recorded during her lifetime. What we know today of her life is primarily gathered through her letters and an 1869 memoir published by one of Austen’s nephews. Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 to the Reverend George Austen and his wife Cassandra Austen. Jane grew up primarily at the rectory at Steventon, which was her father’s parish base. Like many families depicted in her novels, the Austen family was a large one, which was typical of the time and shows up in many of her novels. Jane was the seventh of eight children and one of only two girls. The Austens had a respectable lineage but no family fortune to spread out among the children. Reverend Austen belonged to the class of the “landed gentry,” which gave him social access but little actual money. He supplemented his income through farming and tutoring. Both Jane and her sister Cassandra were educated privately and at boarding school for a time, but when Reverend Austen could no longer afford the cost, the girls were brought home. At Steventon, Jane had access to her father’s library and she read extensively. Jane began writing while in her teens. She completed Love and Friendship — her first novel — at age 14. Over the course of her life, she experimented with different literary forms (poems, epistolary novels and others). She found fulfillment in writing realistic novels full of humor, romance, and commentary. In particular, she highlighted women’s dependence on marriage to secure social and economic security. This was a particularly personal problem for Jane. Although she enjoyed social events and dancing, Jane never married. It is rumored that she fell in love and was brokenhearted when her beau died unexpectedly. She also became engaged to the brother of some longtime friends. Despite the financial security that the marriage would have brought her and her family, Jane broke the engagement off the morning after it was made. Jane kept her writing secret from all but her immediate family. Legend has it that while living with relatives after her father’s death, she asked that a squeaky hinge on her room’s door not be oiled. This way, she would have enough time to hide her manuscripts before someone entered the room. But her writing was well supported by her parents and siblings. Her father tried unsuccessfully to interest 6



a publisher in looking at her novel First Impressions in 1797. (The publisher may have regretted that decision down the line when it was published in 1813 as Pride and Prejudice.) Her brother Henry was key to selling Sense and Sensibility to a publisher in 1811. In 1801, Reverend Austen retired and moved his family to Bath. When he died in 1805, Jane’s family faced serious financial problems. Jane, Cassandra, and their mother became dependent on the Austen brothers for money and on their extended family for housing. The three women moved among the homes of each of the brothers; they spent a good deal of time in Southampton and then settled at Chawton in 1809. Jane lived the rest of her life at Chawton Cottage. In this settled environment, she wrote every day. By 1816, four of her novels had been published: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Beginning in 1816, Jane suffered bad health. At first, doctors thought that she had consumption (later called tuberculosis), but it’s possible that she suffered from the adrenal disorder Addison’s disease. She received treatment in Winchester and died there on July 18, 1817 at age 41. She is buried at the landmark Winchester Cathedral.

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L.A. THEATRE WORKS MISSION AND BACKGROUND Under the leadership of Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for more than two decades. Broadcast in America on NPR stations, streamed online at and aired internationally on the BBC, CBC, and many other English language networks, LATW has singlehandedly brought the finest recorded dramatic literature into the homes of millions. The company records the majority of its productions annually in Los Angeles before an enthusiastic and loyal audience of season subscribers. Works by Arthur Miller, Tom Stoppard, Lillian Hellman Athol Fugard, Joyce Carol Oates, Wendy Wasserstein, Neil Simon, David Mamet, Lynn Nottage and others have been performed and recorded by LATW with casts of the most critically acclaimed film and stage actors. On the road, LATW has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater style performances in over 200 small towns and major cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington and Chicago. An L.A. Theatre Works performance is immediate, spontaneous, and features a first-rate cast, live sound effects, and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. This theater… is an event. Today, LATW’s Audio Theatre Collection includes more than 400 classic and contemporary titles — the largest library of its kind in the world. Much lauded, the L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in over 9,000 libraries and has received awards from the Audio Publishers Association, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Publisher’s Weekly, Writer’s Guild of America, American Library Association, The Grammy® Awards and many others. Additionally, over 3,000 high schools nationwide use the recordings and accompanying study guides to teach language arts, literature, history and civics through LATW’s Alive & Aloud educational outreach program. LATW’s newest initiative, The Play’s the Thing for Higher Education, makes over 300 digitized works from our collection available to universities and colleges across the country for use in a variety of disciplines. L.A. Theatre Works can be heard daily on Beijing Bilingual Radio/ For more information on these programs, LATW’s Audio Theatre Collection, national radio broadcast information and other exciting projects, visit




ABOUT L.A. THEATRE WORKS Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg Adaptor: Christina Calvit Director: Brian Kite Assistant Director: Alexis Jacknow Managing Director: Vicki Pearlson Business Manager: James Ott Associate Producer: Christina Montaño Casting Director: Cathy Reinking Tour Manager/Actor: Diane Adair Production Stage Manager: Christina Montaño Set/Lighting Designer: Daniel Ionazzi Projection Designer: Hana Sooyeon Kim Sound Designer: Mark Holden Costume Designer: Rebecca Guzzi Graphic Design: Dennis Ramirez Senior Radio Producer: Myke Weiskopf Post-Production Coordinator: Ronn Lipkin Publicity & Public Relations: Lucy Pollak If you are interested in becoming a “Producing Partner” by making a donation to L.A. Theatre Works, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, or wish to join the mailing list, please visit or write to:

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BIOGRAPHIES DIANE ADAIR (Tour Manager/Actor-Narrator, Kitty, Mrs. Gardiner) Diane graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Communications from Chapman University in Orange, California, and, upon graduation, was accepted as a company member of South Coast Repertory Theatre. She has appeared on stage with June Lockhart in THE WILLIAM; co-starred opposite John Glover in THE TRAVELER at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and was seen Off-Broadway as ‘Meg Greenfield’ in a New York Theatre Workshop/Affinity Theatre/L.A. Theatre Works’ production of TOP SECRET: BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS with Peter Strauss. A national tour was done of TOP SECRET starring John Heard, Susan Sullivan and Gregory Harrison. Diane also had the pleasure of touring as ‘The Narrator’ in THE GREAT TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL with Ed Asner. Her film credits include the critically acclaimed UFOria with Harry Dean Stanton; and the 2002 Winner of the New York International Film Festival’s Best Mockumentary, Instant Trauma. Her numerous television guest star appearances include Fonzie’s girlfriend on “Happy Days,” and a recurring alien on “Babylon 5.” She has done both on-camera work and voiceovers for national commercials, as well as voicing the Emmy Award winning mini-series “The Wild West” with Jack Lemmon and Helen Hunt. Diane also enjoys writing and was a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. JANE CARR (Mrs. Bennet, Lady Catherine de Bourgh) Jane came to America with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s NICHOLAS NICKLEBY in 1986. She appeared in many plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and in London’s West End.  In the US she has trod the boards in LETTICE AND LOVAGE,  NOISES OFF,  SHE STOOPS TO FOLLY,   THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR,   BLITHE SPIRIT,   SYLVIA,   WHAT THE BUTLER SAW,   ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE,   HABEAS CORPUS,   THE CIDER HOUSE RULES,   STUFF HAPPENS, A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS, and played `Mrs. Bennet’ in PRIDE  AND PREJUDICE last year at South Coast Rep.  She completed a three year run on Broadway playing `Mrs. Brill’ in MARY POPPINS and repeated the role at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA.  She had an early success with the TV Series “Dear John” and has worked extensively on TV, in film and in the theatre ever since.  Recently she appeared in “Two and a Half Men“ and  “The Closer.”  She  also has a lovely voice-over career;  she is ‘Pud’n’  on the cartoon show “The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy,”  ‘Mama Cosma’ in “The Fairly Odd Parents,”  ‘Grandma Fletcher’ in “Phineas and Ferb” and ‘Ann’ and ‘Dan Chovie’ in “Fish Hooks.”  With LATW  she has performed  THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, TARTUFFE, THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA, MAN OF THE MOMENT, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, A TALE OF CHARLES DICKENS and THE LIVING ROOM.   As a hobby, Jane teaches Kenpo Karate in  Pasadena, California. NICHOLAS HORMANN (Mr. Bennet, Sir William, Colonel Forster, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mr. Gardiner) Broadway credits include Harold Prince’s THE VISIT, LOVE FOR LOVE, THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, EXECUTION 10



OF JUSTICE and SAINT JOAN. He has appeared in new plays at New York’s Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons and Manhattan Theatre Club and has performed leading roles at distinguished theaters across the country including the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Kennedy Center, McCarter, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Huntington, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson, La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T., Old Globe and South Coast Repertory where he received Dramalogue Awards for ‘Henry Higgins’ in PYGMALION and ‘Charles Condomine’ in BLITHE SPIRIT. He has appeared in over sixty television series, including “Parks & Recreation,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Seinfeld” (as Calvin Klein), “Bones,” “Medium,” “The West Wing,” “Frasier,” and “The Wonder Years” (Producers’ submission for Emmy by Guest Lead). He narrates for Random House Audiobooks. Mr. Hormann attended the Yale School of Drama where he was awarded the Oliver Thorndike Acting Prize. CHLOE DWORKIN (Jane Bennet, Charlotte Lucas) Chloe is absolutely thrilled to be a part of L.A. Theater Works’ production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Since graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Chloe has been living and working in Los Angeles. Favorite roles include ‘Maria’ in TWELTH NIGHT and ‘Lola’ in DAMN YANKEES. Many thanks to L.A. Theatre Works, Jacole, her ever-supportive friends, Maj, Faj, and Ads. JULIA MCILVAINE (Elizabeth Bennet)  is thrilled to be returning to the L.A. Theatre Works family with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. A graduate of the USC School of Theatre, Julia has been working as an actress for over 15 years, both in New York City and Los Angeles. Stage credits include HENRY VIII at the Public Theatre’s NYSF, PRIDE’S CROSSING at Lincoln Center, Marsha Norman’s TRUDY BLUE at the Manhattan Theatre Company and ‘Lyssa Dent Hughes’ in AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER at USC. Other USC credits include  CAROUSEL, ARCADIA, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY and various student productions. On screen, she has appeared in the pilot seasons of “Normal, Ohio” (Fox) and “Danny” (CBS), “Judging Amy” (CBS) and three TV Movies for Hallmark. She also voiced “June” for four seasons of Nickelodeon’s hit “Kablam!” She has just finished a 5-month sold out run as ‘Maya’ in the smash hit “Sideways” at the Ruskin Group Theatre and is looking forward to touring with them in Sonoma County next spring. Keep up with Julia on Twitter: @JuliaMcIlvaine, and her channel on YouTube.  Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!  CERRIS MORGAN-MOYER (Lydia Bennet, Caroline Bingley) is delighted to be touring with L.A. Theatre Works’ production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. She recently appeared as Caroline Cushing in their production of FROST/ NIXON in Los Angeles. Regional theatre credits include Karen Zacarias’ LEGACY OF LIGHT at the Cleveland Playhouse. In Los Angeles - Mike Leigh’s ABIGAIL’S PARTY, Beth Henley’s SISTERS OF THE WINTER MADRIGAL, Harold Pinter’s OLD TIMES, Nick Darke’s THE BODY and Jane Chambers’ LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE. In New York, she worked with such companies as Gorilla Rep and Faux Real Theatre Company: favorite New York credits include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, KING LEAR, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, FAUST, FUN BOX TIMES SQUARE, THE NAKED SHOW, and WHERE I’M HEADED. Cerris’ film credits include Standing



Mail Order, Appaloosa, Beatrice, Rule of Three, Galaxy Hunter, Wall/Paper and Mister 49. Cerris will soon be seen in hologram projection as Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Wench for Disney World. Her voice was recently featured in IBM’s Think exhibit, currently touring globally, in Rob Marshall’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and in Robert Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol. She currently guest hosts on Actors’ Entertainment’s “ActorsE Chat.” Cerris was born in Cornwall, UK, and filmed her first film there at the age of six: A Different Drummer, BBC biography of poet Jack Clemo. She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in London and is codirector of London-based Lock & Loru Productions, Ltd. JILL RENNER (Mary Bennet, Female Guest, Miss de Bourgh, Servant) Jill is a recent graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Jill is thrilled to be working with L.A. Theater Works in her first radio play. LA theater credits include  UCLA Live’s MEDEA starring Annette Bening, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater, ISLAND OF BRILLIANCE at the Pacific Resident Theater, as well as a staged reading of OPC, written and directed by Eve Ensler. Jill also studied with the British American Drama Academy in Oxford and the Actor’s Academy at Mira Costa College.  A special thanks to my family, friends, and this lovely cast!  DARREN RICHARDSON (Mr. Bingley, Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham) Originally from London, Darren has appeared for L.A. Theatre Works in THE BROWNING VERSION, PHOTOGRAPH 51, THE LIFE OF GALILEO, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, ARCADIA, THE IMAGINARY CUCKOLD, THE BUNGLER and THE MISANTHROPE. He has particularly enjoyed his recent contribution to LATW’s in-studio Shakespeare productions of HAMLET and ROMEO AND JULIET. His BBC radio work for Jarvis & Ayres productions includes two series of KICKING THE HABBIT; Ayckbourn’s A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS and HENCEFORWARD, SHADOWLANDS, THE HORSE, KEEP YOUR PANTHEON, P.G. Wodehouse’s UNCLE FRED IN SPRINGTIME, and ENGLAND THEIR ENGLAND, among others. Theatre in LA includes: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at The Odyssey, THE REAL THING for the ICT Long Beach, A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL at the Odyssey,  ALFIE at The Met and ABIGAIL’S PARTY at The Odyssey. TV and film includes “Lost,” “Fastlane,” Soccer Dog - European Cup and the award-winning shorts “Offside” and “Nebraska.” He has appeared in many commercials in the USA and currently has commercials running on three continents! His voice talents have been lent to countless films. He is very happy to be part of this wonderful cast and production. NICK TOREN (Mr. Darcy) Previously with LATW: THE MISANTHROPE, FROST/NIXON, DRACULA and PHOTOGRAPH 51. Nick appeared on Broadway in THE ELEPHANT MAN with Billy Crudup and Kate Burton. Other New York credits include several plays with Keen Company including VOICE OF THE TURTLE; THREE-CORNERED MOON and GOOD MORNING, BILL, and the joint production of SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION produced by the Blue Light Theatre Company and the Atlantic Theater Company. Regionally, Nick has worked with The Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theater, Utah Shakespearean 12



Festival and Northern Stage. In California Nick has acted at the Mark Taper Forum (POOR BEHAVIOR and SCHOOL OF NIGHT) and recently in SILENT SKY, an original play by Lauren Gunderson commissioned by and performed at South Coast Repertory. Film/TV work includes Pink Panther, “Mad Men,” “Criminal Minds,” “Lie to Me,” “Numb3rs,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Close to Home.” Nick holds a BA in Italian and Theatre from Middlebury College and an MFA in Acting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. CHRISTINA CALVIT (Adaptor) is an ensemble member of Lifeline Theatre in Chicago. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre Department, Ms. Calvit worked as an actor at several Chicago theatres, including The Practical Theatre Co., where she received a Joseph Jefferson nomination for supporting actress in SONG OF THE SNELLS. Her first adaptation, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, which premiered at Lifeline in 1986, won a special Joseph Jefferson Citation for Outstanding Work. It was subsequently performed at The Stratford Festival of Canada and broadcast as part of the “Chicago Theatres on the Air” series, featuring Kate Burton and Miriam Margolyes. Ms. Calvit has written over a dozen theatrical adaptations, many of which have premiered at Lifeline Theatre and have been performed throughout the United States and internationally. Favorites include: ANGUS, THONGS AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING, THE TALISMAN RING, and PISTOLS FOR TWO (all Joseph Jefferson Award winners for adaptation) and QUEEN LUCIA: A MUSICAL ROMP (After Dark and 2006 Joseph Jefferson Awards for best new musical). Other recent adaptations include ROOM WITH A VIEW, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, and MARIETTE IN ECSTASY. Her original plays include SNOWFLAKE TIM’S BIG HOLIDAY ADVENTURE, CHAOS (co-writer) and SEVERAL VOICES FROM THE CLOUD (Agnes Nixon Award, 1981). BRIAN KITE (Director) has directed across the U.S. and abroad. He is the Producing Artistic Director at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts where his credits include the critically acclaimed productions of MISS SAIGON, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, DINNER WITH FRIENDS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS starring Cathy Rigby, DRIVING MISS DAISY starring Michael Learned and David Auburn’s PROOF. He recently helmed a production of CABARET in Bermuda under the patronage of the Queen’s Governor and directed a production of Tennessee Williams’ THE GLASS MENAGERIE at The Actors Co-op in Hollywood. Before that, he directed two Los Angeles revivals, J.B. by Archibald MacLeish and THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller, and the West Coast premiere of Václav Havel’s THE BEGGAR’S OPERA. He directed the Philadelphia production of Glenn Wein’s GRANDMA SYLVIA’S FUNERAL and worked with Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan on The Geffen Playhouse’s production of HEDDA GABLER starring Annette Bening. He directed over 20 productions at French Woods Festival in New York where he was the Director of Theater Programs for seven years. Brian is currently a member of the directing faculty at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, serves as the Chair of the LA Stage Alliance’s Board of Governors, is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Buffalo Nights Theatre Company and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Standing



ALEXIS JACKNOW (Assistant Director) Alexis holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and since graduating has directed in cities all over the country. Recent credits include AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN, THE CLEAN HOUSE, and four National Tours for Theatreworks USA.  Upcoming: David Auburn’s PROOF.  Alexis is a proud member of SDC.  For further details please visit  Susan Albert Loewenberg (Producing Director) is founder and Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works, a non-profit media arts and theatre organization. Ms. Loewenberg has been producing award-winning radio dramas, plays and films in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and London since 1976. Under her supervision, LATW has created the largest library of plays on audio in America, garnering numerous awards from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Writers Guild, The American Library Association, Publishers’ Weekly and others. Ms. Loewenberg also serves as host and is the Executive Producer of LATW’s nationally distributed syndicated radio series heard on NPR stations across the country. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she has served on innumerable boards and panels, including the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, The Fund for Independence in Journalism in Washington D.C.; and was co-chair of the League of Producers and Theatres of Greater Los Angeles. From 1996-2002, Ms. Loewenberg served during the Clinton administration on the Board of Directors for Federal Prison Industries, a presidential appointment, and served for several years as a member of the regional panel of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Center for Public Integrity, and a Fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities at USC. Ms. Loewenberg is the author of a number of articles that have appeared in American Theatre Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and various professional journals.

CREW CHRISTINA MONTAÑO (Production Stage Manager) Previous tours for L.A. Theatre Works are RFK: THE JOURNEY TO JUSTICE and TOP SECRET: BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS. Christina currently works as the Associate Producer for L. A. Theatre Works and has overseen the production of 78 shows including five National Tours and the company’s first tour to China last November. Prior to her work at L.A. Theatre Works, Christina was a resident Stage Manager for Universal Studios. There she was the opening Stage Manager for Fear Factor Live!, Stage Manager for the WaterWorld Live Action Stunt Show and the Terminator 2: 3D Stunt Show, as well as many special events. Other theater credits include: A KID’S LIFE! First National Tour and WILD PARTY! Some of Christina’s favorite production credits include: The Annual Academy Awards (Oscars), Miss Universe and Miss USA Show, Primetime Emmy Awards, Stand Up to Cancer, “Modern Family,” and “Cold Case.” Christina holds a BA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. She would like to thank the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication, a special thanks to her family for their love and support, to Brian for his guidance, and to her husband Kevin for keeping her sane. 14



REBECCA GUZZI (Costume Designer) Rebecca is thrilled to be collaborating again with L.A. Theatre Works, past LATW productions include national tours of THE RIVALRY and THE REAL DR. STRANGELOVE. Rebecca has designed costumes, makeup and hair for educational and professional theatre and film productions throughout Southern California since 2003. Highlights include OFFSHORE SIGNALS (CSUF, recipient of the KC/ACTF Kate Drain Lawson Award), A…MY NAME IS ALICE (CSUF), 24 HOURS: A ROCK MUSICAL (The Stella Adler Theatre), 12 ANGRY JURORS (Pomona College), Dreamland (film), Lilith & The Woebringer (film), “Grimm City” (web series), and the upcoming Lil Tokyo Reporter (film). Recently, Rebecca completed work on Universal Studios Singapore as a member of the operational wardrobe design team. Additionally, she is active in the educational realm. From 2009-2010, she taught costume production techniques at The Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana and prior to that, the English language in Okayama, Japan with The JET Programme from 2006-2008. Rebecca holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from California State University, Fullerton: one in History and the other in Theatre Arts Technical Production and Design. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Costume Design at UCLA. MARK HOLDEN (Sound Designer) has more than a decade of experience recording and mixing various projects in studios, on sets and on live stages. He has designed, recorded and mixed well over 100 radio plays for clients such as L.A. Theatre Works, the BBC and independent production companies. As a musician, Mark Holden understands that communication and comfort are essentials in a creative space, which is why he created The Invisible Studios in West Hollywood, CA. This boutique recording/mixing environment is home base for the many projects overseen by Mark and his team. Mark has also composed for radio, film and television; engineered and produced several genres of music; and worked with some of the biggest names in commercial and creative voice talent. Check out the website at DANIEL IONAZZI (Set/Lighting Designer) is Production Manager for the Geffen Playhouse. He is also a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and Director of Production for the Department of Theater. Mr. Ionazzi is the author of The Stage Management Handbook and The Stagecraft Handbook. Design credits include: WWII – BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES for the National World War II Museum. For Arena Stage: RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICK-ASS WIT OF MOLLY IVINS. For Steppenwolf Theatre Company: THE SEAFARER. For South Coast Repertory Theater: IN THE NEXT ROOM. For the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts: TEATRO ALLA MODA. For the Geffen Playhouse: THE JACKSONIAN, RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICKASS WIT OF MOLLY IVINS, RADIANCE: THE PASSION OF MARIE CURIE, SUPERIOR DONUTS, A STEP IN TIME, NIGHTMARE ALLEY, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, THE SEAFARER, ATLANTA, SPEED-THE-PLOW, A PICASSO, WISHFUL DRINKING, ALL MY SONS (Ovation nomination), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, PAINT YOUR WAGON, TAKE ME OUT, I JUST STOPPED BY TO SEE THE MAN, BOY GETS GIRL (Ovation nomination), Standing



UNDER THE BLUE SKY, OSCAR & FELIX, GOD’S MAN IN TEXAS, THE UNEXPECTED MAN, THE WEIR, DEFILED, MERTON OF THE MOVIES, and ALL IN THE TIMING (Ovation nomination); for the dance company Diavolo: CATAPULT and TRAAJECTORIE; for the Denver Center Theatre Company: HENRY IV PART I, THE THREE SISTERS, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, ANTIGONE. Additional design credits: THE AHKMATOVA PROJECT, AMELIA LIVES, TELLING TIME, OTHELLO, TROJAN WOMEN, MISALLIANCE, and JENUFA with Josef Svoboda. HANA SOOYEON KIM (Projection Designer) is new to L.A. Theatre Works. Her most recent projection design credits include: YEAR OF THE RABBIT by Keliher Walsh, directed by James Eckhouse at the Atwater Village Theater; THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White, directed by Loretta Greco at the Magic Theater; Disney’s new musical ALADDIN at the 5th Avenue Theater, directed by Casey Nicholaw; Offenbach’s ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD at The UCLA Herb Albert School of Music, directed by Peter Kazaras.  She has been nominated for Best CGI/Video category in Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and LA Weekly Award for her projection design on FUTURA at the Theater @ Boston Court in 2010.  She is the recipient of 2012 Princess Grace Award in Scenic Design. She holds a MFA in Scenic Design at UCLA.

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SATURDAY 25th Anniversary Celebration OCTOBER 13 2012


SATURDAY Sounds of the Season DECEMBER 1 2012


SUNDAY Young Artists MARCH 3 2013


SATURDAY Finale - Voices of America MAY 4 2013




ADMINISTRATION 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 Doug Nixon Dave Burrack

Event & Conference Services Director of Event & Conference Services Event & Conference Services Sales Coordinator Event & Conference Services Coordinator Event & Conference Services Manager Event & Conference Services 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 Director of Marketing Digital Marketing Coordinator Advertising & Promotions Coordinator Development & Sponsorship Manager Marketing Intern

Steve Harder Jake Ewalt Mike Broich

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

Craig Wiebke Sara Compton Carol Lamb

Programming Event Coordinator Outreach Coordinator Outreach Assistant

Carrie Erwin Valerie Connell

Ticket Office Ticket Office Manager Assistant Ticket Office Manager Standing



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. 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 ...




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 515294-2479, the Administration Office at 515-294-3347, or check our web site at for updates. Cell phones and pagers: All cell phones, pagers and alarm watches should be turned off. Guests expecting messages should leave 20


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, 515294-2313, 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.


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.



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

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

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!




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, or visit




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

Admission: 4 in Advance $ 5 Day of Show $

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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.

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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.




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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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 National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba or 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 in advance.

Beyond the Stage: You are invited to stay after the performance of Pride & Prejudice when the cast will talk with guests from the stage.

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 Standing



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 20 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 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 1-877843-2368 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. Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.

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Thank you for Supporting the Performing Arts Fund & Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Contributors as of September 15, 2012

Impresario $5,000 and above The Lauridsen Family Endowment

Executive Producer $2,500 and above Jim Beckwith George C. & Susan J. Christensen Cecilia & Harry Horner Kawaler Family Charitable Foundation Beverly & Warren Madden Ira, Jordan & Julia White

Director $1,000 and above Irene Beavers Elizabeth Cole Beck Kelli Bennett Jay & Karen HeldtChapman 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 John & Cynthia Paschen Sue & Al Ravenscroft 34

Mary Jean & Maurice D. Reimers Gary F. & Harriet M. Short Jim & Mary West Brent & Maggie Wynja

Principal Artist $500 and above Anonymous (2) Brian & Tanya Anderson 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 & Annie 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 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 Mark & Andy North Jim & Frankee Oleson John & Helen Olson Ted & Laura Oswald Kathy A. Parsons Mary Jane Pearson & Ramon A. Runkel Alec & Charlton Pendry 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 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 Roberta Boeke Deanne Brill & Dean Janssen Rick & Janet Brimeyer Nancy E. Brown Marcia Brunson Lee & Lori Burras Richard & Maribeth Carlson Cheryl Case Gale Chatterton Do-Biz Foods, LLC Mary & Alan Christy Dan & Anita Clayberg Frank & Kathy Comito Randy & Sara Compton Charles & Teresa Connell John D. Corbett Jim & Carolyn Cornette Roger A. Deal 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 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 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 Doug & Susan Pfeil John E. Pierce Pat & Linda Plummer Jolene & Frank Randall Ellen M. Rasmussen Klaus Ruedenberg 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 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 and Michael Joan E. Welch B. Joan White Scott & Jan 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 Kathy Albright Chris & Garry Alexander



La Donna Allen Martha Anderson Jose & Jeanie Angel Bob & Elizabeth Angelici Sandi & Dave Austin Rod & Janice Avey Ted & Carol Bailey Pat & Louis Banitt Terry & Debbie Barger 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 Charlene Boll Ira Delilovic Boomgarden Diane Borcherding Linda Borst Eldon & Marilyn Boswell Angela Bradley Edward Braun & Jean Krusi Jeff & Jan Breitman 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 Deborah Dice Dee Dreeszen Carl Duling Frank Dunn Carol Elbert George Englesson John & Marcia Even Dorothy Ewing Kay Faaberg Marvin Beck & Jane Farrell-Beck Maria Fedorova 36

Elizabeth Ferreira Jim & Kathy Ferris Rebecca Fritzsche Herb & Katherine Fromm John E. Galejs 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 Tim & Susan Hooper 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 Rich & Judy Jones Darron & Julie Jones


Neal & Teresa Kaloupek Joseph & Karen Kerns Cheryll & Tom Kierski Bette & Jim King Barbara Kiser Karen & Wayne Klaiber Jim & Joyce Kliebenstein Marianne Klinsky Jerry & Margaret Knox Richard & Nelle Kottman Richard Kruger Harvey & Sally Lapan Randy & Beth Larabee Ruth G. Larson William & Susan Lawyer Michael & Debra Lee Rev. Selva Lehman Dorothy & Donald Lewis Efstathia Lingren Jeff & Lorie Loehr Mark & Angela Logsdon Marion & Robert Lorr Lowell & Elma Lynch Carole Magilton Dick & Jackie Manatt Steve & Audrey Marley Robert Martin Katherine Mason Edith A. McClure John & Renee McPhee Laura McVay Clete & Joyce Mercier Todd & Barbara Meyer Patricia & Kemp Miller John B. Miller & Kathryn Madera Miller John Miranowski & Susana Goggi Larry & Sara Mitchell Marilyn & Steve Moehlmann 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 The Olson & Kushkowski Family Ruth & LeRoy Ornberg Vicky Thorland-Oster & George Oster Don Paulsen


Don & Jan Payer Barbara Peterson Jean A. Peterson Richard & Carol Pletcher Arthur & Bernadene Pohm Jim & Marlys Potter Ronald Prahl Mabel Prescott Jane Punke Randy & Denise Retleff Kathy Rhode Thomas & Doris Rice William Rich Mary E. Richards Robert & Harriet Ringgenberg Jodi & Ryan Risdal Charles Ritts & Kathleen Epstein-Ritts Joe & Jennifer Rivera William S. Robinson Jo & Bob Rod Teresa Rohret-Erickson Dick & Karen Ross James & Kari Roth Malcolm Rougvie Dorothy & Robert E. Rust Tom & Lorna Safley Charles & Priscilla Sage Thomas J. & Patricia A. Sauer Candy & Steve Schainker Kaye Schanbeck Bradley Schetzsle Jane Schill Lester Schmerr, Jr. Richard & Jasmine Seagrave George Seifert

Phyllis Seim Dennis & Joan Senne Kenneth & Shirley Shaw Debra Shenk-Boudart Mark & Amy Slagell Paul & Ann Smiley-Oyen 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 Kent & JoAnn Tipping Steven & Mary Ann Tjaden Jim & Gloria Toombs David & Karen Toot Ted Tostlebe & Marilyn Hanson John & Marjorie Uitermarkt Kermit & Cathy Van Brocklin Bev Van Fossen Stephen Van Houten Greg & Lana Voga

Gene & Karen Walker Doug & Kim Walker Marvin & Janice Walters Barb & Don Wandling 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 Emerson Electric General Electric GMG Foundation Meredith Corporation Foundation Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation

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 39. Standing



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, Sponsorship & Development Manager, at 515-294-1238 or

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

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 Karl Gwiasda, Ames International Orchestra Festival Association 38


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 Alissa Stoehr, Student–Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Victoria Stafford, Student–Performing Arts


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

Proud Sponsor of Shrek

Proud Sponsor of Ballet Folklorico

Proud Sponsor 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 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: 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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