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Welcome friends of Iowa State University and C.Y. Stephens Auditorium! Thank you for coming to share this performance with us. You are now part of a grand tradition that has involved artists who have come to Ames from all over the globe and the generations who have benefited from the arts. Stephens Auditorium is the result of visionary dreamers who, more than 45 years ago, worked passionately to build a performance hall unparalleled in the state of Iowa. It stands beautifully today as a shining testament to their vision and their efforts. This elegant 2,729-seat auditorium is poised to host an exciting and eclectic array of 22 touring acts, nearly half of which originate from outside the U.S. We have filled the calendar with dance (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), music (national orchestras from Cuba and China and Vienna Boys Choir), and avant garde performances like TRACES, a show created by the Montreal-based troupe of 7 Fingers who transform everything you thought you knew about the Big Top. The national tour of Shrek: The Musical 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

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Mark North General Manager Stephens Auditorium

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TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT presents

West Side Story Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS Book by

ARTHUR LAURENTS

Music by

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Lyrics by

STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by

JEROME ROBBINS with

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Costume Design by DAVID C. WOOLARD

Arrangements STEPHEN SONDHEIM PATRICK VACCARIELLO and GARTH EDWIN SUNDERLAND

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Lighting Design by HOWELL BINKLEY

Music Director J. MICHAEL DUFF

Sound Design by PETER McBOYLE

Orchestrations LEONARD BERNSTEIN WITH SID RAMIN and IRWIN KOSTAL

Translations LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Original Broadway Production Co-Choreographed by PETER GENNARO

Casting JOY DEWING, CSA JOY DEWING CASTING

Exclusive Tour Direction THE BOOKING GROUP

Tour Press and Marketing ALLIED LIVE

Executive Producer RANDALL A. BUCK

General Manager ROBERTA ROBERTS

Technical Supervisor GEOFFREY QUART

Music Coordinator TALITHA FEHR TL MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

Choreography Reproduced by JOEY McKNEELY Directed by

DAVID SAINT Broadway Production Directed by

ARTHUR LAURENTS

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CAST

The Jets Action.............................................................................................................................GUY MANDIA, JR. Anybodys ..........................................................................................................................BRIDGET RILEY A-rab ..................................................................................................................................MAX CHUCKER Baby John.....................................................................................................................................JOSH PINS Big Deal ....................................................................................................................... MICHAEL SHULTZ Diesel ....................................................................................................................................DAN HIGGINS Graziella ........................................................................................................................LAUREN CANNON Hotsie ................................................................................................................................ ERIKA HEBRON Mugsy .................................................................................................................... LAURA VOLPACCHIO Riff ....................................................................................................................................THEO LENCICKI Snowboy ..............................................................................................................................JEFF M. SMITH Tony ...........................................................................................................................ADDISON REID COE Velma .................................................................................................................................. BLUE CERVINI The Sharks Alicia ...............................................................................................................................YESENIA AYALA Anita..............................................................................................................................MICHELLE ALVES Bebecita.......................................................................................................................AMBER ARDOLINO Bernardo......................................................................................................................... ANDRÉS ACOSTA Bolo ................................................................................................................................... TORY RAMIREZ Chino ................................................................................................................... JUAN TORRES-FALCON Consuela........................................................................................................................ J. NYCOLE RALPH Federico.................................................................................................................. THADDEUS PEARSON Fernanda..................................................................................................................... ARIANNA ROSARIO Inca........................................................................................................................................ MARK DELER Maria ....................................................................................................................MARYJOANNA GRISSO Pepe .............................................................................................................. RICARDO RIQUE-SANCHEZ Rosalia.....................................................................................................................CAROLINA SANCHEZ Tio ...................................................................................................................................... TONY THOMAS The Adults Doc ..................................................................................................................................... GREG LONDON Glad Hand ...................................................................................................................... MATTHEW KROB Officer Krupke ...................................................................................................THOMAS MOTHERSHED Lt. Schrank ..........................................................................................................................KONRAD CASE

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AMBER ARDOLINO, YESENIA AYALA, LAUREN CANNON, BLUE CERVINI, MARK DELER, THADDEUS PEARSON, J. NYCOLE RALPH, TORY RAMIREZ, RICARDO RIQUE-SANCHEZ, ARIANNA ROSARIO, CAROLINA SANCHEZ, TONY THOMAS

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ERIKA HEBRON, LOUIE NAPOLEON, ANTHONY RAIMONDI, LAURA VOLPACCHIO

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance For Action—Louie Napoleon, Michael Shultz; for Alicia—Erika Hebron, Laura Volpacchio; for Anita— J. Nycole Ralph; for Anybodys—Blue Cervini, Erika Hebron; for A-rab—Louie Napoleon, Anthony Raimondi; for Baby John—Michael Shultz, Anthony Raimondi; for Bebecita—Erika Hebron, Laura Volpacchio; for Bernardo—Mark Deler; for Big Deal—Louie Napoleon, Anthony Raimondi; for Bolo—Louie Napoleon, Anthony Raimondi; for Chino—Louie Napoleon, Tory Ramirez; for Consuela—Yesenia Ayala, Erika Hebron, Laura Volpacchio; for Diesel—Louie Napoleon, Jeff M. Smith; for Doc—Thomas Mothershed; for Fernanda—Erika Hebron, Laura Volpacchio; for Federico—Louie Napoleon, Anthony Raimondi; for Glad Hand—Konrad Case, Thomas Mothershed; for Graziella—Erika Hebron, Laura Volpacchio; for Hotsie—Laura Volpacchio; for Inca—Louie Napoleon, Anthony Raimondi; for Krupke—Konrad Case, Matthew Krob, Greg London; for Lt. Schrank—Matthew Krob, Greg London, Thomas Mothershed; for Maria—Arianna Rosario, Carolina Sanchez; for Mugsy—Erika Hebron; for Pepe—Mark Deler, Louie Napoleon; for Riff—Dan Higgins, Jeff M. Smith; for Rosalia—Arianna Rosario, Laura Volpacchio; for Snowboy—Louie Napoleon, Anthony Raimondi; for Tio—Louie Napoleon, Anthony Raimondi; for Tony— Thaddeus Pearson, Michael Shultz, Jeff M. Smith; for Velma—Erika Hebron, Laura Volpacchio Dance Captains—BLUE CERVINI, ANTHONY RAIMONDI; Fight Captain—GREG LONDON 4

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MUSICAL NUMBERS SETTING

Upper West Side of New York City

ACT I Scene 1: The Neighborhood “Prologue”.................................................................................................. The Sharks and the Jets “Jet Song” ..............................................................................................................Riff and the Jets Scene 2: Outside Doc’s Drugstore “Something’s Coming” ............................................................................................................Tony Scene 3: Bridal Shop Scene 4: The Gym “Dance at the Gym” ......................................................................................................... Company “Maria” ....................................................................................................................................Tony Scene 5: Alleyways “Tonight” ............................................................................................................... Tony and Maria “America” ....................................................................................... Anita, Rosalia and Shark Girls Scene 6: The Drugstore “Cool” ..................................................................................................Riff, Jet Boys and Jet Girls Scene 7: Bridal Shop “One Hand, One Heart” ......................................................................................... Tony and Maria Scene 8: The Neighborhood “Tonight” (Quintet).......................................................................................................... Company Scene 9: Under the Highway “The Rumble”

THERE WILL BE ONE 20-MINUTE INTERMISSION

ACT II Scene 1: Maria’s Bedroom “I Feel Pretty” (“Me Siento Hermosa”) ............................ Maria, Rosalia, Consuela and Fernanda “Somewhere” ..................................................................... Anybodys, Tony, Maria and Company Scene 2: The Neighborhood “Gee, Officer Krupke” ...................................................................................... Action and the Jets Scene 3: Maria’s Bedroom “A Boy Like That”/“I Have a Love” .....................................................................Anita and Maria Scene 4: The Drugstore Scene 5: The Cellar Scene 6: The Neighborhood

WEST SIDE STORY ORCHESTRA Music Director—J. Michael Duff AMD/Piano—Christian Regul; Keys 2—Priscilla Duff; Concertmaster—Laura Colgate; Cello—Nick Donatelle; Reed 1—Aaron Patterson; Reed 2—Dustyn Richardson; Trumpet—Scott Steen; Trombone—Brian Troiano; Bass—Arnold S. Gottlieb; Percussion—David Vincola; Drums—Paul Hannah; Band Tech—Arnold S. Gottlieb; Librarian—Paul Hannah; Music Coordinator—Talitha Fehr—TL Music International For musicians’ bios, please visit www.inthepitontheroad.com.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST ANDRÉS ACOSTA (Bernardo) feels honored to be working on this extraordinary piece of theatre. Favorite professional credits include Grease (Danny), A Chorus Line (Al), Ragtime (Houdini) and Hairspray (Sketch). B.F.A. Music Theatre from FSU. All my love and gratitude to my parents, friends and MSA.

MAX CHUCKER (A-rab) hails from Virginia Beach and is a proud FSU graduate (B.M.). Favorite professional credits include Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby); Fiddler (the Fiddler); Big River (Young Fool). Love to Hurrah Players, G.S.A., FSU-MT, The 408, Kathi Lee, Emmy and family.

MICHELLE ALVES (Anita). First national tour. Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Credits: Rent, Hair, Nine, Hairspray, Chicago; Dirty Dancing 2, Feel the Noise, Black Eyed Peas, Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Nelly Furtado; Billboards, Grammys. Endless LOVE and THANKS to family and friends!

ADDISON REID COE (Tony) is honored to be a part of West Side Story. He recently appeared in Legally Blonde (Warner) at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. He would like to thank God, his mother, Kathy, family, friends and his best friend and girlfriend, Mary. Enjoy the show!

AMBER ARDOLINO (Bebecita) feels so blessed to be cast in her first national tour! She would like to thank Joy Dewing Casting, her family, and God for this incredible opportunity.

MARK DELER (Inca, u/s Bernardo, u/s Pepe), recent graduate in Dance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is overjoyed to make his national tour debut with West Side Story! He thanks God, his friends, family and most of all his Maee for their support.

YESENIA AYALA (Alicia, u/s Consuela) is thrilled to be on tour with WSS! She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from ECU and has worked regionally since then. Now resides in NY where she was recently seen in Terminator Too: Judgement Play. Mami y Papi, esos es pa’ ti. LAUREN CANNON (Graziella). This is Lauren’s first national tour, and she is thrilled to be playing the role of Graziella. She would like to thank the team at DDO Artists Agency, her incredibly supportive family and her mom. Couldn’t have done it without you. KONRAD CASE (Lt. Schrank, u/s Glad Hand, u/s Officer Krupke) would like to dedicate his performance to his mother, Jacquie. Thank you for making him tryout for Peter Pan so many years ago. Konrad feels truly blessed to be a part of this amazing cast. Many thanks. BLUE CERVINI (Dance Captain, Velma, u/s Anybodys) is thrilled to be a Jet Girl! Credits include: Cats (Victoria) at Gateway Playhouse; Ballet Aviv’s Nutcracker (Arabian Princess); Debbie Allen’s Just Dance; Quixotic Fusion. Thanks to my family, my showstopper family, TC, KR and everyone along my dance journey!

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MARYJOANNA GRISSO (Maria) is thrilled to be a part of West Side Story. Credits: DreamWorks Shrektacular (Gingy), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Urinetown (Hope Cladwell). B.F.A. in vocal performance from West Virginia University. Thank you to Troika, Joy Dewing Casting, my family, mentors and friends! ERIKA HEBRON (Hotsie, Swing, u/s Anybodys, u/s Graziella, u/s Consuela, u/s Fernanda, u/s Alicia, u/s Bebecita, u/s Velma, u/s Mugsy) is thrilled to join the cast of West Side Story in her first national tour. Former Miss Missouri whose recent credits include: The Will Rogers Follies, Crazy For You and Damn Yankees. Proud dance performance graduate at OCU. DAN HIGGINS (Diesel, u/s Riff). First national tour. Studied at Penn State University for Musical Theatre. Dance training for 18+ years in all genres, primarily at Center Stage in N.J. Has performed in various venues throughout NJ, PA and NY. MATTHEW KROB (Glad Hand, u/s Officer Krupke, u/s Lt. Schrank) is thrilled to join his first national tour! Most recently he appeared

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST as Max in Lend Me a Tenor. Other favorite roles include Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps and Ms. Roosevelt in The Bully (OffBroadway). THEO LENCICKI (Riff), a born West Sider from Scranton, PA, is thrilled to be leading the Jets in such an amazing production. National Tours: Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Young Frankenstein. Favorite Regional: WSS, Altar Boyz, Cabaret, Fiddler. PSU graduate. To family and friends, you’re the greatest! GREG LONDON (Fight Captain, Doc, u/s Officer Krupke, u/s Lt. Schrank). National tours: Hairspray (Edna), Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar), A Streetcar Named Desire (Mitch). International tours: Hairspray, The Fantasticks. Off-Broadway: Spurn. Regional: Richard III (Richard), Macbeth (Macbeth), Greater Tuna (Thurston), Assassins (Czolgosz), Annie (Warbucks). Appeared with Stacy Keach in Richard III (Shakespeare Theatre, DC). GUY MANDIA JR. (Action) is currently studying Musical Theater and Dance at Temple University. Regional Credits: Buddy Holly (Walnut Street Theater), The Unexpected Guest and Funny Girl (Gretna Playhouse). Love to family, friends, teachers and mentors! For T. THOMAS MOTHERSHED (Officer Krupke, u/s Glad Hand, u/s Lt. Schrank, u/s Doc) is thrilled to be a part of the West Side Story national tour! Regional: My Fair Lady directed by Frank Galati, Over the Tavern, Sweet Charity, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and 1776. B.F.A. from Florida State University. Love to my family. LOUIE NAPOLEON (Swing, u/s Action, u/s Big Deal, u/s Snowboy, u/s Diesel, u/s A-rab, u/s Chino, u/s Federico, u/s Inca, u/s Pepe, u/s Bolo, u/s Tio) is beyond excited to be a part of this historic show! National tours: Cats (Skimbleshanks), Cabaret (Dance Captain/Bobby). Regional: Irish Classical Theatre Co, Weathervane Rep (Rent— regional premiere), Gretna Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse. B.F.A.: SUNY Buffalo. Love CWRNBNJNENEN. Standing

THADDEUS PEARSON (Federico, u/s Tony) is thrilled to have his touring debut in West Side Story understudying Tony. He thanks his cast, production staff, professors, friends and family and God for his many wonderful blessings. B.F.A. University of Florida, Go Gators! JOSH PINS (Baby John). National tour debut! Regional: John Darling in Peter Pan (Paper Mill Playhouse), Tommy Djilas in The Music Man (Broward Stage Door), Baby John in West Side Story (Forestburgh Playhouse). Josh thanks his family for their constant love and support. ANTHONY RAIMONDI (Dance Captain, Swing, u/s Baby John, u/s A-rab, u/s Big Deal, u/s Snowboy, u/s Tio, u/s Bolo, u/s Federico, u/s Inca) is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona. Since graduating, he has performed in several commercial and concert performances. He performed with the main company of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and was a featured dancer on the Bad Romance National Tour. J. NYCOLE RALPH (Consuela, u/s Anita) Favorite credits: A Time to Love (National Black Theatre), In the Boom Boom Room (The 45th St. Theatre), Hairspray (The Fulton), Hair—Dionne, A Chorus Line— Sheila, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance 2nd Company, Norwegian Cruise Lines. TORY RAMIREZ (Bolo, u/s Chino), a graduate of North East School of the Arts, San Antonio, TX, is currently a sophomore musical theater/dance major at Pace University, NYC. He appeared on NY stages at Joe’s Pub and Laurie Beechman Theater. BRIDGET RILEY (Anybodys). OffBroadway: Freckleface Strawberry, Pinkalicious, The Scarlet Letter. National tour: Seussical. Regional: Nine (Brugge, Belgium), …Spelling Bee, Les Misérables, Producers, All Shook Up, Cabaret. Concerts: Carnegie Hall. Training: Jacob’s Pillow School for Dance, B.F.A. Pace University. Love to my family.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST RICARDO RIQUE-SANCHEZ (Pepe) was born in Wasilla, AK and grew up in St. Louis, MO. He started dancing at 16 and moved to NYC after graduating from Stephens College in Columbia, MO with his B.F.A. in Dance. He is extremely excited to be in this tour. ARIANNA ROSARIO (Fernanda, u/s Maria, u/s Rosalia) is a recent graduate of the New World School of the Arts B.F.A. program. This is Arianna’s first national tour, and she is extremely excited to become a part of the West Side Story family. CAROLINA SANCHEZ (Rosalia, u/s Maria) is currently a senior music theater major at Rider University and is thrilled to be performing in her first national tour. Previous credits: The Producers (Ulla), A New Brain (Mimi). Thank you Mariann Cook, Robin Lewis and her family/friends for all their support. MICHAEL SHULTZ (Big Deal, u/s Tony, u/s Baby John, u/s Action) is honored to be part of this production. National tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka). Regional: Anything Goes, Hairspray, The Sound of Music. Mike proudly holds a B.F.A. from Penn State University. Endless thanks to friends, family, MTX and Troika. JEFF M. SMITH (Snowboy, u/s Riff, u/s Tony, u/s Diesel) has always wanted to be a Jet! Regional favorites: Damn Yankees (Oquinquit Playhouse), Man of La Mancha (ACCC), Cats (Gateway Playhouse). B.A. Texas Tech University. Big thanks to my dear friends and fantastic family for all their love and support. TONY THOMAS (Tio). Touring debut with West Side Story! Credits: Dreams—Debbie Allen, Black Nativity—Mike Malone/ Stephawn Stevens, Tony Fowell Music and Movement, Joyce Mosso, Christopher Huggins, and Edgeworks Dance Theater. Thank you family and friends… this is only the beginning. JUAN TORRES-FALCON (Chino) is thrilled to be a part of WSS! A CubanAmerican from Miami, FL, Juan graduated from NYU. His credits include: A Chorus 6

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Line (Paul), Rent (Angel). Para mi Abuelo Andres y mis primeras damas: Georgina, Mariquita, Martha Rosa y Alina. LAURA VOLPACCHIO (Mugsy, Swing, u/s Graziella, u/s Rosalia, u/s Consuela, u/s Fernanda, u/s Alicia, u/s Bebecita, u/s Velma, u/s Hotsie). Recent credits include The Music Man, Fame the Musical (Iris Kelly), Gypsy of the Year and commercials for White House Black Market. Laura graduated with honors from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. ARTHUR LAURENTS (Book, Director). His first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. His newest plays are A Key Change and Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are, starring Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser. These came right on the heels of his New Year’s Eve starring Marlo Thomas and Keith Carradine at his favorite theatre, the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. He wrote his first musical, West Side Story, in 1957, followed by Gypsy and others. His first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others including Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. His own play, Invitation to a March in 1960, was the first of several he directed. I Can Get It for You Wholesale in 1961 was the first musical he directed, followed by others including La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy with Angela Lansbury, then Tyne Daly and most recently, Patti LuPone. In 2000, he wrote a memoir, Original Story By. His latest book, Mainly on Directing: West Side Story, Gypsy, and Other Musicals, was published in March 2009. His posthumous memoir The Rest of the Story is currently slated for publication in 2012. LEONARD BERNSTEIN (Music) (1918– 1990). Composer, conductor, author, teacher and recording artist, Bernstein transformed the way Americans and people everywhere hear and appreciate music. A few of his many compositions include the symphonies Jeremiah and The Age of Anxiety, the theatre piece Mass, Chichester Psalms, Divertimento, the film score for On the Waterfront, the ballets Fancy Free and Facsimile and the operas Trouble in Tahiti and A Quiet Place. He was music director of the

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST New York Philharmonic from 1958 to 1969 and, over his lifetime, conducted many of the major orchestras of the world. His Broadway musicals include Wonderful Town, Candide, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the immensely popular West Side Story. STEPHEN SONDHEIM (Lyrics) wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Assassins, Passion and Road Show as well as lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy, Do I Hear a Waltz? and additional lyrics for Candide. Side by Side by Sondheim, Marry Me a Little, You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow, Putting It Together and Sondheim on Sondheim are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist. For films, he composed the score of Stavisky, background music for Reds and songs for Dick Tracy and the television production “Evening Primrose.” He co-authored the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away With Murder. Mr. Sondheim is on the council of the Dramatists Guild, having served as its president from 1973 to 1981. JEROME ROBBINS (Choreography) is world renowned for his work as a choreographer of ballets as well as his work as a director and choreographer in theatre, movies and television. His Broadway shows include On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call Me Madam and Fiddler on the Roof. His last Broadway production in 1989, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director. Among the more than 60 ballets he created are Fancy Free; Afternoon of a Faun; The Concert; Dances at a Gathering; In the Night; In G Major; Other Dances; Glass Pieces; and Ives, Songs, which are in the repertories of New York City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. His last ballets include A Suite of Dances created for Mikhail Baryshnikov (1994), 2 & 3 Part Inventions (1994), West Side Story Suite Standing

(1995) and Brandenburg (1996). In addition to two Academy Awards for the film West Side Story, Mr. Robbins received four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Screen Directors Guild Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. He was a 1981 Kennedy Center Honors recipient and was awarded the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur. Mr. Robbins died in 1998. DAVID SAINT (Director) is the Artistic Director of The George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where in the past fourteen years he has directed over 25 mainstage productions, including seven premieres by Arthur Laurents, most recently New Year’s Eve starring Marlo Thomas and Keith Carradine. Notable productions under his tenure include the Richard Rodgers Award-winning The Spitfire Grill, Outer Critics Circle Award-winning The Toxic Avenger, Anne Meara’s Down the Garden Paths with Eli Wallach, Creating Claire by Tony winner Joe DiPietro and the Next Stage Festival where shows like Proof originated. He has directed on- and off-Broadway and around the country working with such artists as Jonathan Larson, A.R. Gurney, Jack Klugman, Holly Hunter, Bea Arthur, Aaron Sorkin, Sandy Duncan and Paul Rudd and at such theatres as Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons and Seattle Rep. Awards: Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award and several DramaLogue Awards. Mr. Saint is the Executor of the Arthur Laurents Estate. JOEY MCKNEELY (Reproduction Choreographer) first was introduced to West Side Story by Mr. Robbins himself when he danced in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He has directed and choreographed West Side Story throughout the world, including La Scala Opera in Milan, the Chatelet in Paris and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London (Olivier nom., Best Musical Revival). On Broadway, Joey’s choreographic debut was Smokey Joe’s Cafe, followed by The Life, Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, The Wild Party, The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman and the recent revival of West Side Story. He has earned two Tony Award nominations, two Outer Critics Circle

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST nominations, an NAACP Image Award and an L.A. Ovation Award. He has also directed/choreographed U.S. national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, Crazy for You and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. In addition, he directed The Beautiful Game in Tokyo; Love U, Teresa in China; and the ballet of American in Paris for Bordeaux Opera. Japan. Feature film choreography: IQ and Zoolander. TALITHA FEHR, TL MUSIC INTERNATIONAL (Music Coordinator) was founded by Talitha Fehr in 2010 to carry on the musical contracting traditions of her mentor Sam Lutfiyya. National tours of Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, West Side Story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Come Fly Away, Mamma Mia!, A Christmas Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Movin’Out, and 101 Dalmatians. International and Asian tours of West Side Story, Sound of Music, Swing!, Cinderella and The King and I. Talitha has also had the privilege of working on Broadway’s A Christmas Story, The Pirate Queen, pre-production and development of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, the 2012 Toronto launch of Wizard of Oz and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies. J. MICHAEL DUFF (Musical Director) Broadway: The News. National tours: Cats, Les Misérables, Starlight Express, Nunsense with Dody Goodman, 42nd Street, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’. International tours: 42nd Street—Moscow, The Sound of Music—Asia, The King and I—Asia, Cinderella with Lea Salonga—Asia. Resident Musical Director: Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre (1981–1988), Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre (1991– 1996). Composer: Phantom of the Country Opera (Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre), Joseph Jefferson Award nominee for Best New Work, published by Music Theatre International; Rodeo (ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop winner); At Wit’s End (Florida Stage and Northlight Theatre), Carbonell Award winner for Best New Work. Other credits: Who’s Who In Entertainment, guest conductor—Grant Park Orchestra. 8

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JAMES YOUMANS (Scenic Design). Broadway: Gypsy (Patti LuPone), Swinging on a Star. Off-Broadway: Matt and Ben, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jeffrey, Sight Unseen, After-Play, The Petrified Prince (dir. Harold Prince), The Swan (Public Theater), Raised in Captivity (Nicky Silver). Other: Randy Newman’s Faust (La Jolla Playhouse), The Bozwell Sisters (Old Globe), Cinderella (national tour), 1776 (Guthrie). Upcoming: Creature From the Black Lagoon (Universal Studios Hollywood); New Year’s Eve (Arthur Laurents), George Street Playhouse. Love to Liz and the kids. DAVID C. WOOLARD (Costume Design). Broadway: Dividing the Estate, The Farnsworth Invention, Old Acquaintances, Ring of Fire, All Shook Up, 700 Sundays, The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show (2001 Tony Award nomination), Voices in the Dark, The Who’s Tommy (1993 Tony and Olivier award nominations), Bells Are Ringing, Marlene, Wait Until Dark, Horton Foote’s The Young Man From Atlanta, Damn Yankees and A Few Good Men. HOWELL BINKLEY (Lighting Designer). Broadway works include: Jesus Christ Superstar, How To Succeed… with Daniel Radcliffe, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination). Parsons Dance (co-founder), five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora Award for Kiss of the Spider Woman. 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony Award for Jersey Boys. Howell teaches master classes in Lighting Design in multiple undergraduate and graduate arts programs and has created a yearly scholarship and internship opportunity at his alma mater, East Carolina University, for an outstanding student in his beloved field of Lighting Design.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST PETER MCBOYLE (Sound Designer) is the Resident Sound Designer at the renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival where he has designed more than 45 productions. He has had the privilege of working with fantastic artists including Des McAnuff, Christopher Plummer, Gary Griffin, Twyla Tharp, John Doyle, Stafford Arima, Susan H. Schulman, Brian Bedford, Brent Carver and Brian Dennehy. Favorite productions include Come Fly Away (Broadway/tour); Caroline, Or Change (Toronto); West Side Story (Stratford); The House Of Martin Guerre (Toronto); Barrymore (Tour/Broadway/ Toronto). Peter has a Masters degree in Music Technology from McGill and lives in Stratford, Canada with his wife, Meghan, and their daughters, Ella and Beatrice. JOY DEWING, CSA (Casting Director). Current/recent tours: Catch Me if You Can, West Side Story, In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof, Cats. Off-Broadway: Voca People, Soul Doctor, Forever Dusty. Regional: Flat Rock Playhouse, The Lost Colony. Dance: The Bad Boys of Dance, STREB. Other recent favorites: Legally Blonde (tour), Dear Edwina (off-Broadway), Movin’ Out (tour), 101 Dalmatians (tour/NYC). Joy travels to SETC, UPTA, and the nation’s top universities and training programs every year to discover the next generation of our industry’s most talented performers. Proud member of the Casting Society of America and catcher on its softball team. www.joydewingcasting.com. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA (Translations) is the creator-composer-lyricist of In the Heights; winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score; and recipient of a Best Leading Actor nomination for his performance as Usnavi. Miranda also won a 2009 Grammy Award for Original Broadway Cast Album, and was named a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, both for In the Heights. Other credits include: Stephen Schwartz’ Working (contributing composer), Bring It On (music/lyrics), Freestyle Love Supreme (cofounder/performer). TV/film credits: “Modern Family,” “House,” “The Sopranos,” “Sesame Street,” “The Electric Company,” The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Sex and The City. Standing

RANDALL A. BUCK (Chief Executive Officer) has produced more than 50 productions across the globe for Troika Entertainment. Before joining Troika in 1999, Mr. Buck was Vice President and General Manager for Livent in Toronto. While working for Livent, he managed productions such as Fosse, Ragtime, Show Boat, Music of the Night and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Mr. Buck was a stage manager for more than 20 years, surviving a year with Mary Martin and Carol Channing in Jimmy Kirkwood’s Legends!, a year in Japan with Siegfried & Roy, opening The Phantom of the Opera Music Box Company and opening Show Boat on Broadway. Since beginning as an apprentice with The Kenley Players in the late 60s, he has had the privilege of working closely with visionaries such as Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Hal Prince, Joe Layton and Josh Logan, plus hundreds of stars. Mr. Buck had the privilege of recently serving on the board for the National Alliance of Music Theater. Randy is currently living happilyever-after in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Angela, and their daughter Sierra Ashley Buck. DONALD KINDL (Chief Financial Officer) graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1982 and again in 1988 with his Masters in Business Administration. He began his career with Combustion Engineering in Windsor, CT in 1982, and moved to Maryland in 1992 to assume the position of Comptroller for various theatrical productions. In his current position he oversees the daily operations of all aspects of finance and management information systems. Mr. Kindl and his lovely wife, Cindy, are the proud parents of three wonderful children: Stephen, Stacey and Scott. ROBERTA ROBERTS (General Manager) is excited to be in her eleventh season with Troika Entertainment. Prior to her current position, Ms. Roberts was Producer for the Cruise Line Entertainment Division of Paramount Show Services International where she produced and managed entertainment programs for numerous clients including Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Renaissance Cruises, Orient

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST Lines and Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth II. A graduate of James Madison University, Ms. Roberts is grateful for a career that has taken her around the world to 50 countries and every continent except Antarctica.

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TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) has been the innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North America and the world. Each season, Troika tours to hundreds of cities across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Troika has produced in European markets including Russia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Central/South American and Caribbean credits include touring Cats in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. As the first U.S. production company to tour a musical in mainland China, Troika has toured extensively across the Pacific Rim in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, with productions of The Sound of Music, Swing!, 42nd Street and Chicago. The company is experienced in casino and leisure markets having produced for The Wynn, Caesars, Grand Casino, Hilton, Eldorado and Harrah’s (Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi, Lake Tahoe and Branson). Current and upcoming productions include Catch Me if You Can, Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shear Madness and The Wizard of Oz. With strong ties to the Broadway community, Troika prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide.

TOUR PRESS & MARKETING Allied Live, LLC Laura Matalon Sarah Dahlberg Jacqueline Smith

ALLIED LIVE (Marketing and Press) is a full-service marketing and advertising agency representing Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions and experiential entertainment entities. Clients include: The Book of Mormon, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!, Catch Me if You Can, Hair, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Ghost, A Christmas Story, Elf, Traces, Blue Man Group and Stomp.

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Executive Producer Randall A. Buck GENERAL MANAGER Roberta Roberts

COMPANY MANAGER Steve Lisciani TOUR BOOKING AGENCY The Booking Group Meredith Blair, Mollie Mann Brian Brooks and Richard Rundle www.thebookinggroup.com CASTING Joy Dewing Casting Joy Dewing, CSA Nikki Grillos TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR Geoffrey Quart PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER ...... Kim Negrete Associate Scenic Designer ................... Jerome Martin Production Carpenter .........................Andrew Sullivan Production Props ...................................Clista Jarrett Associate Lighting Designer .................... Ryan O’Gara Assistant Lighting Designer ........................ Joe Doran Moving Light Programmers . Joe Allegro, Chris Herman Production Electricians ..... Michael Brown, Adam Grant Associate Sound Design .....................Daniel Fiandaca Production Sound ................... Colle Bustin, Alex Ritter Fight Coordinator ...................................... Ron Peritti HEAD CARPENTER.............................Mike Kantz Assistant Carpenters . Abby Powers, Joshua Townsend Head of Properties ............................Jen Day-Gottlieb Head Electrician ........................... Preston Rounsaville Assistant Electrician ............................. Laura Prather Head of Sound .....................................Marc Rongere Assistant Sound Engineer .....................Sherie Farmer Head of Wardrobe ............................... Season Saulet Head of Hair and Make-up ......................Emily Baldwin Accounting ..............................Zwick & Banyai, PLLC. Employee Benefits.......................... The Capital Group Insurance......................Maury, Donnelly and Parr, Inc. Legal............................................S. Jean Ward, Esq. Creative Services ....................................Allied Digital Production Photography........................ Carol Rosegg Massage Therapy .... NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy, Inc Massage Therapist .............. Olga L. Rodriguez-Gomez Medical Director ........................... Thomas Myers, MD Merchandise Provider ..................Creative Goods NYC

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For TROIKA Entertainment Chief Executive Officer ........................Randall A. Buck Chief Financial Officer ............................. Donald Kindl Associate Producer ................................. Jaime Prine General Managers ............................ Roberta Roberts Joe Christopher Assistant General Managers ................Brian Schrader Abram Best Technical Supervisor ...........................Geoffrey Quart Production Coordinator .......................Ryan P. Murphy Technical Director ................................... Sam Mahan Director of Booking & Sales .................Michael Orsino Marketing Manager............................. Courtney Davis Marketing Consultant ...................................Amy Katz Budgeting & Forecasting Manager ....George Lamberty Controller ...........................................Ryan Rudzinski Staff Accountant ...............................Lourdes Castillo Accounting Clerk ............................... Marite Espinoza Office Administrative Coordinator.......... Doria Montfort Warehouse Manager .............................. Scott Garrish

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

For TROIKA Costumes Costume Director ............................ Michelle Harrison Project Assistants .......... Alison Smith, Kristina Lamdin Work Room Manager ...............................Helen Jones Lead Stitcher .....................................Laura Browning Craft Manager ............................................. Risa Ono CREDITS Hotel Booking and Travel by ROAD REBEL ENTERTAINMENT TOURING, San Diego, CA. Scenery by SHOWMAN FABRICTORS, Long Island City, NY, Elliot Bertoni. Original Scenery by HUDSON SCENIC STUDIO, INC., Yonkers, NY. Mannequins and Sewing Machine provided by FOX SEWING MACHINES, New York, NY. Cigarette Lighters courtesy of ZIPPO LIGHTERS. Certain Props by JOHN CREECH DESIGN AND PRODUCTION, Brooklyn, NY and ANN PINKUS, MONMOUTH ANTIQUES, Red Bank, NJ. Lighting Equipment Provided by HUDSON CHRISTIE LIGHTING, Yonkers, NY. Sound Equipment Provided by MASQUE SOUND, East Rutherford, NJ. Backline by JONAS PRODUCTIONS, Fountaintown, IN. Costumes by TRICONE, INC., BARBARA MATERA, LTD., ERIC WINTERLING, INC., TIMBERLAKE STUDIOS, INC., GILIBERTO DESIGNS, INC., BECKENSTEIN MEN’S FABRICS, INC., and TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT COSTUME SHOP, Glen Burnie, MD, Michelle Harrison. Custom Knitwear by MARIA FICALORA KNITWEAR, LTD. Costume Ageing and Distressing by HOCHI ASIATICO STUDIO. Accessories by DAVID SAMUEL MENKES CUSTOM LEATHERWEAR NEW YORK. Undergarments by BRA*TENDERS. Footwear by JC THEATRICAL & CUSTOM FOOTWEAR, INC., CAPEZIO, and BLOCH SHOES. Millinery by ARNOLD S. LEVINE, INC. Trucking by JANCO, LTD., Wayne, NJ, Rick Rosenthal. Sinfonia orchestra enhancement by Realtime Music Solutions, LLC, with orchestra adaptation by J. Michael Duff. Rehearsed at PEARL STUDIOS NYC. Standing

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7:30 PM, AMES CITY AUDITORIUM

SATURDAY Sounds of the Season DECEMBER 1 2012

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SUNDAY Young Artists MARCH 3 2013

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SATURDAY Finale - Voices of America MAY 4 2013

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IOWA STATE CENTER STAFF Mark North Missy Borton Kay Lande

General Manager Administrative Assistant Administrative Receptionist

Linda Wilcox Helen Nelson Susan Lund

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

Pat Dennis Angie Weeks Melissa Johnson 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 & Development Director of Marketing Digital Marketing Coordinator Advertising & Promotions Coordinator Development & Sponsorship Manager Marketing Intern

Steve Harder Jake Ewalt Mike Broich

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

Craig Wiebke Sara Compton Carol Lamb

Programming & Education Event Coordinator Outreach Coordinator Outreach Assistant

Carrie Erwin Valerie Connell

Ticket Office Ticket Office Manager Assistant Ticket Office Manager

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

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

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GUEST INFORMATION Our audience members are a valuable part of every performance at Stephens Auditorium. After all, without you, we wouldn’t be here. To ensure you have an enjoyable experience at Stephens Auditorium, please take a moment to read the following information. Enjoy the performance! Admittance: All doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain time and the house opens 30 minutes before curtain time. Arriving late: As a courtesy to the performers and other audience members, we cannot immediately seat guests who arrive after the performance starts. Latecomers will be admitted as soon as there is an appropriate break in the performance. Cameras and recording devices: Taking photographs and the use of recording devices is prohibited and a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Photos will be deleted from memory cards and cell phones; tape and film will be confiscated. Cancellations: Typically, weather related cancellations are not decided until hours before curtain time and will be announced by the media whenever possible. For specific performance information, guests can call the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office at 515294-2479, the Administration Office at 515-294-3347, or check our web site at www.center.iastate.edu for updates. Cell phones and pagers: All cell phones, pagers and alarm watches should be turned off. Guests expecting messages should leave 18

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their cell phones or pagers at the Guest Services Desk, along with their seat locations. Guests may also leave their seat location and the Guest Services number, 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.

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

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

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

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

Listening devices: Infrared listening devices to clarify and amplify sound are available free of charge at the Guest Services Desk in the main floor lobby. The supply is limited and dispensed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Seating: Wheelchair seating and special seating for the hearing and visually impaired is available for all performances.

Sign Language Interpretation: When possible, we will arrange to provide sign language interpretation and tape-recorded programs. Requests for these services must be made one month in advance.

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

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

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

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

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For Pre-K – Grade 12

October 22, 2012

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

November 13, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Great Mountain Friday, November 2, 2012

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

Charlotte’s Web Friday, February 1, 2013

Iowa State University Symphony* Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Civil War

November 2, 2012

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Seussical Monday, April 15, 2013

Romeo & Juliet* Seussical

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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

February 12, 2013

*Performance at 10 am only

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.

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

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

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

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INTERACT WITH THE IOWA STATE CENTER Stay connected to the latest news from the Iowa State Center — anytime, anywhere! Visit www.center.iastate.edu to find event schedules, audio samples, video clips, performance reviews, and more! While you’re there, check out other ways to interact: Facebook & Twitter Join discussions about upcoming events, tell us what you thought of a performance, learn more about visiting artists, and enter to win great prizes! Center Beat E-Mail Club Join today to receive e-mail updates and special offers for all events at the Iowa State Center, including the Performing Arts Series, Youth Matinee Series, concerts, family events, free events, and more. Plus, access exclusive contests and pre-sale offers!

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

The mission of Dancenter Dancer Company Foundation is to provide volunteer and financial support in the education, development and advancement of dancers while enriching our community through the art of dance.

For The Love of Dance February 16, 2013 • 7-10 PM

The Octagon Center for the Arts 4270 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA Sample Snus Hill Wine, Chocolaterie Stam Chocolates & Dance to Ballroom Music Cost: $ 30 per person $ 50 per couple (ticket can be purchased at door) www.dancenter-dancer-company-foundation.org

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

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

The Singing Place

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 209 Colorado Ave, Ames, Iowa

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

Impresario $5,000 and above The Lauridsen Family Endowment

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

Executive Producer $2,500 and above

Principal Artist $500 and above

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLAYBILL ADVERTISERS The Iowa State Center thanks our sponsors and advertisers whose generous contributions make this performance playbill possible. For more information about sponsorship and playbill advertising, please call Patti Cotter at 515-294-1238. Sponsors are listed on page 31. Standing

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Planned Gifts

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

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

Gifts in Honor

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

In Memory of Deb Lande Adams In Memory of Dee Hegstrom

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

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

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

Iowa State University Performing Arts Council

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

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

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SPONSORS

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

Central Iowa Toyota Dealers

Proud Sponsor of Shrek

Proud Sponsor of Ballet Folklorico & Spamalot

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 www.visitames.com for details. Sponsored by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

China National Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by

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

GRANTS

The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks the following organizations for their support of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium: Alliant Energy Foundation Proudly Supporting Imago Theaters ZooZoo Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) and Ames Commission on the Arts Proudly Supporting Iowa State Symphony (Youth Matinee Series Concert) National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and China National Symphony Orchestra Spamalot Sponsored by Greater Iowa Credit Union 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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AMES CHILDREN’S CHOIRS Season at a Glance

Gene LeVasseur, Artistic Director & Conductor Misty Renze, Conductor

ACC Holiday Concert

Bethesda Lutheran Church 1517 Northwestern Ave., Ames Sunday, December 2, 3:00 pm

Randall Fine Arts Series

Elim Lutheran Church 350 4th Street, Randall Sunday, February 17, 3:00 pm

Concert with Ames Chamber Artists

First Evangelical Free Church 2008 24th Street, Ames Saturday, February 23, 7:30 pm

Midwest Children’s Choir Festival Allen Koepke, Composer Dr. Weston Noble, Guest Conductor Stephens Auditorium, ISU, Ames Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm

ACC Spring Concert

Collegiate United Methodist Church 2622 Lincoln Way, Ames Sunday, May 12, 3:00 pm www.ameschildrenschoirs.org

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West Side Story Playbill