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LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DEAR FRIENDS,

 ROBERT HUPP. PHOTO: BRENNA MERRITT.

Welcome to Amadeus. Thank you for joining us. We’ve wanted to include Amadeus in our season for a while. It was only last year that the rights again became available and we were quick to add it to our season. Why so eager? Many reasons: its epic sweep and grand scope afford opportunities for exciting theatremaking; it takes an unconventional look at one of the world’s great composers; it’s a murder mystery and an intense psychological drama. And the music is transcendent! At its core, though, Amadeus is a play about one man’s battle with God, a theme that has been the subject of great plays since the time of the Greeks. I am also intrigued by how the playwright takes nuggets of truth and manipulates them to craft such compelling dramatic structure. Most of the events depicted in the play actually happened, but there’s no evidence that Salieri killed or even disliked Mozart.

when I read it as an undergrad, and I love the revisions that became the movie. Now, I love how this sixth version offers a more mature and nuanced protagonist and delivers a more devastating ending. Goditi lo spettacolo! With warm regards,

Playwright Peter Shaffer rewrote Amadeus six times. Eighteen years ago, Syracuse Stage produced his original version. Now, we present the final cut. You’ll see the difference primarily in the play’s climactic clash between Mozart and Salieri in Act Two. Shaffer fine-tuned the confrontation turning the melodramatic original into a more humane quest for forgiveness and redemption. I loved the first version

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

PS: If you really want get to know Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, read his letters. He’s funny, he’s profane, he doesn’t fit in; he’s a man who never had a chance to be a kid, so he never had a chance to grow up.

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Robert Hupp SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

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Misha Kachman

Tracy Dorman

Dawn Chiang

Victoria Deiorio

HAIR AND WIG

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Alec Barbour

Rebecca Karpoff

Milton Rubén Laufer

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Laura Jane Collins*

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TA K I N G P H O T O S I N T H E T H E AT R E Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, you must credit the production's designers by including the names below. Please note: Photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre. SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Misha Kachman

Tracy Dorman

Dawn Chiang

SOUND DESIGNER

HAIR AND WIG DESIGNER

Victoria Deiorio

Robert Pickens

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THE CAST (in order of appearance)

Antonio Salieri...............................................Jason O’Connell* Salieri’s Cook, Ensemble.....................Damon Robert Williams† Salieri’s Valet, Ensemble...................................Kevin Morrison† Venticello 1.............................................................Blake Segal* Venticello 2..........................................................Jeff Gonzalez* Ensemble..............................................................Kayla Amani† Livery..................................................................Michael Sloan† Livery.................................................................Hayden Kerzie† Emperor Joseph II.............................................Avery Glymph* Count Johann Kilian von Strack..............................Bill Christ* Baron Gottfried van Swieten................................J.D. Webster* Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg........................Ames Adamson* Priest, Ensemble...................Isaiah Carmichael Harden Brooks† Kapellmeister Bonno...........................Michael Breese Barbour* Teresa Salieri, Ensemble...............................Sara Anne Vaccaro† Katherina Cavalieri, Ensemble........................Caroline Portner† Constanze Weber.....................................Lisa Helmi Johanson* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.................................Mickey Rowe* Major-Domo, Ensemble.........................Thomas Montgomery† UNDERSTUDIES

Ames Adamson*...............................................................Salieri Kayla Amani†.............................................................Constanze Michael Breese Barbour*..................Rosenberg, Strack, Swieten Hayden Kerzie†........................................................Venticello 1 Blake Segal*....................................................................Mozart Michael Sloan†.........................................................Venticello 2

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The director of this production is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. The scenic, costume, and lighting designers are represented by United Scenic Artists Local 829, IATSE. Amadeus is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. † Student, Syracuse University Department of Drama

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ADDITIONAL CREDITS Student Assistant Director: Giuliana M. Augello Student Dramaturg: Lily Schmidt Community Director Observer: Maya Dwyer Student Assistant Costume Designer: Brandon Eridan Student Assistant Lighting Designer: Lily Meaker Casting Assistant: Emilia Smart Denson Stage Management Journeyman: Em Piraino Second Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Management Intern: Alana Barker Audio Apprentice: Daniel McLain Electrics Apprentice: Susan Pipolo Wardrobe & Wig Supervisor: Jaylene Ogle Wardrobe: Liz Jaquay Deck Crew: Basil Allen, Chris Green, Caitlin Radziewski Official Hotels for Guest Artists: Scholar Hotel Syracuse, Parkview Hotel

SETTING 1783-1825 Vienna, Austria; the court of Joseph II There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

SPECIAL THANKS A special thanks to Rebecca Karpoff and Caroline Portner for performing "Lungi da te ben mio" from Armida by Antonio Salieri.

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AMADE U S

Production History Amadeus was written by Sir Peter Shaffer in 1979 and first performed on stage at The National Theatre in London directed by Peter Hall. Opening night was October 26, 1979 and it ran for almost three years until the last show on June 4, 1981, a total of 1,181 performances. After receiving rave reviews, it was performed in America for the first time in 1980 at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., then opened on Broadway a month later at the Broadhurst Theatre. There, it ran from December 1980 until October 1983. Amadeus went on to receive seven Tony Award nominations and won a total of five, including Best Play. In 1984, the play was adapt-

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ed into a film directed by Milos Forman and won eight Academy Awards, including Best Film. Russian writer Alexander Pushkin introduced the fictional rivalry between the composers in his 1830 play Mozart and Salieri. Pushkin thought the concept would make good drama and the play was published in the 1832 collection The Little Tragedies. In 1897, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov turned Mozart and Salieri into a one act opera using Pushkin’s play almost verbatim as the libretto. After a long hiatus, director Peter Hall staged a revival at the Music Box Theatre in 1999. In 2016, the National Theatre in


 F. MURRAY ABRAHAM AND TOM HULCE IN AMADEUS, 1984.

London produced its first revival featuring live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Scenes from the stage play were presented at the Hollywood Bowl in Amadeus Live starring Neil Patrick Harris along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2006. This coming August, it will reappear at the same

“In 1984, the play was adapted into a film directed by Milos Forman and won eight Academy Awards, including Best Film.”

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 NATALIE GRIFFITH AND BRYAN TORFEH IN THE SYRACUSE STAGE PRODUCITON OF AMADEUS, 2003.

“Syracuse Stage produced Amadeus in September 2003, directed by associate artistic director Michael Donald Edwards and featuring Bryan Torfeh as Salieri, Richard Robichaux as Mozart, and Daniel Freedom Stewart as Emperor Joseph II. ” 26


 PLAYWRIGHT SIR PETER SHAFFER, 1965.

“Playwright Shaffer, who passed away in 2016, revised the play numerous times. The first Syracuse Stage production was the original script. The current production is version six.” place for its 14th anniversary. To date, Amadeus has been on stage globally in countries such as Austria, Germany, Iran, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, and France, among others. It has been performed in a number of languages including Persian, Italian, German, and French. Syracuse Stage produced Amadeus in September 2003, directed by associate artistic director Michael Donald Edwards and featuring Bryan Torfeh as Salieri, Richard Ro-

bichaux as Mozart, and Daniel Freedom Stewart as Emperor Joseph II. Local actor Michael Breese Barbour, who portrays Kapellmeister Bonno in the current production, appeared as Baron Gottfried Van Swieten in 2003. Playwright Shaffer, who passed away in 2016, revised the play numerous times. The first Syracuse Stage production was the original script. The current production is version six. –Sharee Yvonne Turpin

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SC E N IC D ESIG N

Sweet Inspiration In designing the set for Amadeus, Misha Kachman started with sweet inspiration, a box of chocolates. The specific treat–a small, round sugar confection made of pistachio, marzipan, and nougat covered with dark chocolate–is called a Mozartkugel. It comes in a red, black, and gold box that features a prominent portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dressed in a red jacket and wearing a white wig. “No one knows for sure if Mozart really looked like that, but it is what everyone thinks of because every time

you walk through a duty free shop at an airport, there it is,” Kachman explains. Accurate or not, the image has currency and recognition, and it features prominently in Kachman’s design. It covers the floor and dominates the stage left wall in a series of portraits of varying color intensity. “It’s kind of a poor man’s Andy Warhol,” he says. But Kachman’s concern is neither Pop art nor duty free retail. Peter Shaffer’s play is an exploration of memory in which the dying composer Antonio Salieri recalls

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his passionate revulsion and simmering jealousy for the young genius Mozart, a vulgar upstart unworthy of the talent bestowed upon him by God. Traveling back 30 odd years in his mind, Salieri returns to the court of Emperor Joseph II and finds Mozart everywhere, even on the ground beneath his feet. Oh, and in what can only be considered a bittersweet coincidence, Salieri’s favorite indulgence... chocolates.  PHOTO COURTESY OF SCENIC DESIGNER MISHA KACHMAN.


CO ST U M E D ESIGN

Color as Metaphor Mozart is a peacock. He stands out. He stands out from the other characters in the court, as if he is from somewhere else. Salieri is sleeker and darker. He is more subdued until his transformation. Constanze is not of the same class. She is poorer. She is also a breath of fresh air. These observations informed Tracy Dorman’s costume design for the principal characters. In her choice of color, Dorman is able to differentiate the principals from each other and from the rest of the court of Joseph II. It is a matter of color as metaphor, she explains. This idea also informs the individual jouneys of each character. Mozart, for instance, features three looks, marking his rise and his decline.

Dorman also had to push against the restriction of the period styles to allow the actors freedom of movement. Mickey Rowe (Mozart) is an especially physical, even acrobatic, actor. She wanted to give Lisa Helmi Johansen (Constanze) some freedom as well. Fidelity to the fashion of the court must be balanced by the demands of the performance on stage.

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Of course, she explains, Rob Pickens’s wigs are a major component in establishing this world in which the characters move from the court to the opera house to private rooms in 18th century Vienna.  SKETCHES COURTESY OF COSTUME DESIGNER TRACY DORMAN.


ANTO NIO SAL IE R I

One of the More Likable Fellows In 2015, the composer and musicologist Timo Jouko Herrmann came upon the score of a lost cantata. While not especially remarkable musically, the score revealed an intriguing historical tidbit. Bearing the title “Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia,” the piece was written collaboratively by three composers, including one section by Antonio Salieri and another by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Not earthshattering news, but as New Yorker writer Alex Ross notes: “The find made clear what scholars have long known: that the two were more colleagues than rivals, and that their relationship was complicated mainly by Mozart’s tendency to see plots ar-

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rayed against him.” Mozart wasn’t alone in his suspicions. His father Leopold fueled his paranoia. With scant evidence to support his claim, Leopold in private accused Salieri of attempting to sabotage Mozart’s Figaro. “Salieri and all his supporters will again try to move heaven and earth to ruin his opera,” Leopold wrote to his daughter Nannerl in 1786. Salieri wasn’t even in Vienna at the time; he was away in Paris. Such unfounded claims reinforced Mozart’s tendency to look to conspiracy to explain why some compositions failed to draw the praise he believed they deserved. Behind the


 PORTRAIT OF ANTONIO SALIERI BY JOSEPH WILLIBRORD MÄHLER.

scenes, he saw enemies working against him. In November of 1791, Mozart became very ill with fever and swelling from an unknown cause. Kidney failure, strep infection, rheumatic fever, and even trichinosis have all been suspected. The dying Mozart reportedly suspected something else. “Surely I have

“the two were more colleagues than rivals, and that their relationship was complicated mainly by Mozart’s tendency to see plots arrayed against him.”

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 A PIECE OF MUSIC COMPOSED JOINTLY BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, ANTONIO SALIERI, AND UNKNOWN COMPOSER CORNETTI ON DISPLAY IN THE CZECH MUSEUM OF MUSIC IN PRAGUE.

been given poison. I cannot let go of this thought,” he allegedly proclaimed on his deathbed. Although he never named Salieri as the culprit. Mozart died on December 5, 1791, and the notion that poison killed him seeped throughout his family circle. Suspicions turned to Salieri, who as a cosmopolitan Italian, a pan-European fluent in three languages, suddenly found himself falling from favor as nationalism gripped Germanspeaking countries. In Vienna, the Italian opera long favored in court and championed by Salieri gave way in popularity to rising German opera. In a sense, Salieri became a man without a home, and though remaining at court, he was marginalized and his influence cur-

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tailed. In the 1820s though, he surfaced as the subject of a disturbing rumor. Gossip spread that the composer, in ill health and mental decline, had confessed to poisoning Mozart and then had attempted suicide. Medical orderlies who attended Salieri near the end denied the reports, and in a late moment of lucidity, Salieri told a friend the rumors were false. Upon his passing, he was accorded a funeral conducted with appropriate and due ceremony, including the playing of a long requiem he composed for himself, even though he requested a shortened version be used. While the exact nature of Salieri and Mozart’s relationship is hazy, some events, even beyond the collaboration on a cantata, suggest a cordiality or at least


collegiality between them. No doubt they must have had frequent contact at Joseph II’s court. In addition, Salieri conducted one of Mozart’s “grand symphonies,” most likely Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. Mozart was thrilled that Salieri enjoyed The Magic Flute when he attended with the soprano Caterina Cavalieri. “You cannot imagine how charming they were and how much they liked not only my music, but the libretto and everything,” Mozart told his wife Constanze. Significantly, Constanze arranged for her son, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, to study with Salieri after Mozart’s death. The fictional representations of Salieri, as depicted first by Alexander Pushkin in his 1830 play Mozart and Salieri, then by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in his 1897 one-act opera of the same name, and finally by Peter Shaffer in his wildly successful play, show a man painfully aware of his mediocrity and consumed with wrathful jealousy for a supremely, if not divinely, talented rival. Historical accounts suggest otherwise. His contemporary, the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, recalled Salieri as “a most cultivated and intelligent man . . . whom I loved and esteemed both out of gratitude and by inclination . . . more than friend, a brother to me.” Alex Ross offers this assessment: “The real man was a more or less benevolent character who

energetically involved himself in the musical life of Vienna and taught dozens of composers, including Beethoven and Schubert. Having been plucked from orphanhood by a generous mentor, he usually gave composition lessons for free. To be sure, he was a well-connected man who used his power to advance his cause. Beethoven once earned his wrath by presenting a concert on the same night as Salieri’s annual Christmastime benefit for widows and orphans. Yet this formidable operator had a nimble wit and enjoyed jokes at his own expense. Amid the procession of megalomaniacs, misanthropes, and basket cases who make up the classical pantheon, he seems to have been one of the more likable fellows.” A common definition posits that drama is real life with all boring bits cut out. Tack on an additional clause and it could well read “ . . . boring bits cut out and some really exciting bits put in.” A genius composer dies young from an unspecified illness or from eating a bad pork cutlet. Thirty years later, after a long successful career and after writing more than forty serious and comic operas, another composer passes on as well. Factual, and as to loss of the young genius, even tragic. But what if . . . –Joseph Whelan

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CAST Ames Adamson (Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg, u/s Salieri) returns to Syracuse Stage having last played Elder Jay in Lucas Hnath’s The Christians in 2016. Recent regional theatre credits include Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and the titular role in Ben Butler at Gloucester Stage. Other recent work includes Blithe Spirit, The Winter’s Tale, and Ne Quittez Paz at Opera Philadelphia. Kayla Amani (Ensemble, u/s Constanze) is a sophomore acting major and music industry minor from New York City. She is immensely grateful to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama coproduction debut in Amadeus with such an amazing and supportive group of artists. Previous Department of Drama credits include the independent projects For Colored Girls. . . (Understudy) and Everybody (Assistant Director). Kayla would like to thank Bob Hupp, the entire cast and crew, and miaouwypowy for this opportunity.

at Lake Devine and Narrator in Lovers. Regional credits include Lear in King Lear, Andy in Lovers, Mike in Rounding Third, Jeffrey in A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Falstaff in Henry 5 by 7, Orson Wells in Orson Wells/Shylock, Baron Van Swieten in Amadeus, Captain William Farnsworth Cook (Grandfather) in Fever 1793, Hosiah Ward in Mother Hicks, Utterson in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Van Helsing in Dracula. Favorite roles as an Equity Guest Artist include Prospero in The Tempest, Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, Hugh in Translations, John Graunt in The Living, Leonato in Much Ado about Nothing, and Charles Darwin in Darwin in Malibu. Some favorite summer stock credits include Henry Albertson in The Fantastiks, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Captain Brackett in South Pacific. Television and film include Sherriff Dell in The Mental State, Mr. Briggs in Neon Lights (HBO), Merlin in The Ill-Made Knight, Robert Morrison in Unsolved Mysteries, and Father Time. Michael earned his M.F.A. at The Catholic University of America and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Michael Breese Barbour (Kapellmeister Bonno, u/s Rosenberg, u/s Strack, u/s Swieten) is delighted to return to Syracuse Stage after his recent turn as Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. New York City credits include Eddie Marx in The Inn

Isaiah Carmichael Harden Brooks (Priest, Ensemble) is a junior acting major in the Department of Drama and a public communications minor in the Newhouse School. After a wonderful semester abroad spent in London studying at Shake-

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CAST speare’s Globe, Isaiah is grateful to be making his Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut with this company of artists. Previous Department of Drama credits include Actor #4/Another Black Man in the mainstage production We are Proud to Present a Presentation…; Truth or Dare (Ensemble), Undercurrent (Ensemble) Identity Theft (Ensemble) at Arena Stage’s Voices of Now. Isaiah would like to thank Bob Hupp for the opportunity, and the cast and crew; Katie McGerr and Ricky Pak; and his parents for the opportunity to pursue such an outrageous career. @isaiahcbrooks

Avery Glymph (Emperor Joseph II) is proud to mark his return to Syracuse Stage where he played Belize in Angels in America, his first performance outside of New York City. Most recently, he appeared as Malcolm X in One Night in Miami (soon to be a feature film directed by Oscar winner Regina King) at Pittsburgh City Theater. Broadway: The Tempest. Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Shakespeare Festival, The Drama Dept., and Lincoln Center. Regional: leading roles with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Northern Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cleveland Play House, The Old Globe (the west coast premiere of The Whipping Man), TheaterWorks Hartford, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Crossroads Theatre Company (Regional Tony season), and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Avery’s film and television appearances include the upcoming Out and About, She’s Gotta Have It, Against the Current, Last Ball, He Got Game, 13 Conversations About One Thing, I’m with Lucy, Madam Secretary, Forever, Ugly Betty, Oz, Law & Order (original and CI), The Electric Company, and more. San Diego Critics Circle Award and NAACP Theatre Award nominations for The Whipping Man. Avery holds a B.F.A. from The North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.F.A. from the STC Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.  AveryGlymph.com. IG elfkingn1

Bill Christ (Count Johann Kilian von Strack) is making his Syracuse Stage debut with this production of Amadeus. Broadway credits include Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Inherit the Wind, Search and Destroy. Off-Broadway: Richard II (Pearl Theatre); The Age of Iron, The Seagull (Classic Stage Company); D-Train (MCC Theatre); Danton’s Death (La MaMa). Regional credits include work at Geva Theatre, Hartford Stage, Portland Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Alliance Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Arena Stage, Crossroads Theatre, Portland Stage Company, George Street Playhouse, and over twenty productions at the Denver Center. TV/Film: Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Laramie Project, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI. Bill is a member of The Actors Center.

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CAST Jeff Gonzalez (Venticello 2) is delighted to be returning for his second season at Syracuse Stage, where he was last seen in Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice. NYC credits include: Youth and Ambition (Esperance Theater Company); Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol (MOD Theatre Company); In Fields Where They Lay (Dreamscape Theatre); Hamlet, What’s Your Name Dear? (Bonneville Theater). Regional: All’s Well That Ends Well, King Lear, The Three Musketeers, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Inherit the Wind (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Lend Me a Tenor (Playhouse on Park); Our Town, The Marriage of Figaro, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre). Television: A Crime to Remember. Training: M.F.A., The New School for Drama. Love to Jesse and Kathleen. www.jeffgonzalez.com

Once (Cape Playhouse), Waterfall (5th Avenue Theatre and Pasadena Playhouse), Priscilla... (Ogunquit and Gateway Playhouses), 4,000 Miles (St. Louis Rep.), The Taming of the Shrew (VA Stage). Film/TV: Law & Order: SVU, Z-Rock (IFC), The Onion News Network. Gratitude to 44 West Entertainment, HCKR, family (both chosen and not), and the greatest Jake there ever was. Micah 6:8 www.lisahelmijohanson.com Insta: @hurricanehelmi Hayden Kerzie (Livery, u/s Venticello 1) is a junior musical theatre major from Atlanta, GA. He was last seen as Conroy in the Bank of America’s Children Tour Suzette Who Set to Sea (Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama). Department of Drama credits include Oscar in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (mainstage) and Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth (sophomore project). Hayden is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production and would like to thank his mom and dad for all their support.

Lisa Helmi Johanson (Constanze Weber) is grateful to be making her Syracuse Stage debut portraying an incredible woman often misrepresented by history. Off-Broadway/NYC: Avenue Q, The Drowning Girls, Three Sisters, Women Beware Women, Rescue Rue. Tours: Fiasco’s Into the Woods, Avenue Q. Select Regional: Anything Goes (Arena Stage), Vietgone (Denver Center), The Chinese Lady (Milwaukee Rep; Best Actress award - Milwaukee Broadwayworld),

Thomas Montgomery (Major-Domo, Ensemble) is a junior acting major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Skokie, IL. Amadeus marks his Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut. He recently returned from a semester abroad in London where he studied at Shakespeare’s Globe and shared the role of Viola in Twelfth Night. Department of Drama credits include: The 39


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CAST Wild Party (mainstage), The Skin of Our Teeth (sophomore project), and Miss Electricity (Bank of America Children’s Tour). Other credits include: This Is Our Youth, A Flea in Her Ear, and The Producers. Infinite thanks and love to his support group of family, friends, and mentors for being his guiding light as an artist and a human. He also co-hosts the weekly podcast “Dirty Shirley” with Ella Leh on @werwradio, Sundays at 8 p.m. @feliciathegoat Kevin Morrison (Salieri’s Valet, Ensemble) is currently a junior musical theatre major at Syracuse University from Atlanta, GA. He is super excited to be a part of this brilliant production of Amadeus. At the Department of Drama mainstage, Kevin has been seen in A Chorus Line (Paul) and The Wild Party (Max/ensemble). He has also been seen in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama coproduction of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble/Lumiere u.s) and Elf The Musical (Ensemble). He has also been seen in Hot Mikado and Crazy for You at Orbit Theatrical. Major thanks to Bob Hupp, the production team, cast, crew, his family, and friends. He is happy to join this team and make art that inspires. Enjoy the show.

Hamill). He most recently appeared in Richard Jones’s Judgment Day at Park Avenue Armory in NYC. Other Off-Broadway credits include Harold Ryan in Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Wheelhouse/The Duke on 42nd St.), Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Primary Stages), Bottom and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Pearl), Edward Ferrars in  Sense and Sensibility (Bedlam/The Gym at Judson), and Trigorin in The Seagull (Bedlam/Sheen Center). Jason recently played the title role in his own adaptation (with Brenda Withers) of Cyrano at Two River Theater and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. (He previously directed Cyrano’s world premiere at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth.) He is the writer/performer of the solo shows The Dork Knight (Joe’s Pub, Primary Stages, The Abingdon, etc.) and Fat and Scant of Breath (The Wild Project, TADA, etc.), and he will be workshopping a third solo piece in NYC this spring. He won the 2014 NYIT Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Don Juan in Hell (also cited as one of the year’s best performances by The Wall Street Journal), has appeared on multiple episodes of NBC’s Law & Order franchise, and is a founding member of NYC theatre company The COOP. www.jason-oconnell.com

Jason O’Connell (Antonio Salieri) is thrilled to return to Syracuse Stage, having directed last season’s award-winning production of Pride and Prejudice (adapted by his wife Kate

Caroline Portner (Katherina Cavalieri, Ensemble) is very excited to be back at Syracuse Stage as a part of the cast in Amadeus. She is a junior musical theatre major at

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CAST Syracuse University. Previous credits include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Swing), A Chorus Line (Vicki/ Swing), Bring it On (Ensemble), Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), and Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins). Caroline would like to thank her friends, family, and teachers for all of their love and support.

use universal design not only to create full audience access around disability, but also to reimagine disability culture and universal design as key storytelling and design elements. Mickey is a proud fiancé to actress Helen Marion with his blended family of four beautiful boys. Blake Segal (Venticello 1, u/s Mozart) is thrilled to return to Syracuse Stage after appearing in last season’s Noises Off. National Tour: Mary Poppins. Regional: The Corn Is Green, Wing It (Williamstown);  Baskerville, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  (The Old Globe); Pride and Prejudice (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barrymore Award Nominee);  Romeo and Juliet, POP!, Rough Crossing (Yale Rep);  Carousel (Paper Mill Playhouse); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (PlayMakers Rep); Lysistrata (Connecticut Rep); Amadeus, The Winter’s Tale,  Arcadia,  Macbeth (Chautauqua Theater Company); Good People (The Public Theatre, ME). NYC: Bones in the Basket (OffBroadway’s Araca Project); Les Enfants de Paris (NYMF); The Frogs (Fault Line Theatre); Twelfth Night (Three Day Hangover). TV: Blue Bloods. Blake proudly serves on the performance faculty for Syracuse University’s Department of Drama. Education: University of Virginia (B.A.) and Yale School of Drama (M.F.A.). www.blakesegal.com.

Mickey Rowe (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) is thrilled to return to Syracuse Stage where he was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in the Tony Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. This also made him the first autistic actor to play any autistic character in a professional performance setting. He has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, Teen Vogue, Playbill, NPR, CNN, Huffington Post, Salon, has keynoted at organizations including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center, The Yale School of Drama, The Gershwin Theatre on Broadway, for the DAC of the South Korean Government, and more. He is the founder and co-executive director of National Disability Theatre, which has partnered with La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and more to create new professional productions written by playwrights with disabilities, including Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Christopher Shinn. These productions feature only artists, artisans, and designers with disabilities, and

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CAST Michael Sloan (Livery, u/s Venticello 2) is a junior musical theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Ithaca, NY. Previous credits include the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production ​The Wizard of Oz ​(Ensemble, Tinman u/s) ​and Syracuse Stage’s ​Next to Normal ​(Henry u/s).​ ​In the Department of Drama, he appeared as Brandon in Next Fall (​mainstage) and in the ensembles of ​Crazy For You​ (mainstage) and F ​ly More Than You Fall ​(studio project). Other favorite credits include​ Chicago ​at the Hangar Theatre (Ensemble) and ​The Binge​(Dancer), which is expected to be released on Hulu in 2020. This summer, Michael will be performing at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY in ​The Sound of Music​(Baron Elberfeld), R ​inaldo​ (Principal Actor/Dancer), and D ​ ie Feen (Dancer). Much love to his friends and family for the support. @michaelfsloan

encouragement of her pursuit of her dreams. @_sara_vaccaro_ J.D. Webster (Baron Gottfried van Swieten) Broadway: Pa in the revival of The Color Purple (First National tour), Mingo in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Wonderful Town, Ragtime, Showboat. Off-Broadway: The Tempest, Pericles (Public Theater); Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF), features in numerous City Center Encores! productions. Regional: Charles, Amiens, Corin, and Hymen in As You Like It (Two River Theater); Winston in Avenue X (Alliance Theatre); Annas in JCS Gospel (Alliance Theatre); Sid in The Desert Song (Sacramento Music Circus); Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Flick in Violet (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); J.D. in Jam and Spice (Westport Country Playhouse). Last season, J.D. appeared as Mr. S in the Fornes-Carmines musical Promenade at Encores! Off-Center, and he can be seen as Simon in the Fathom Events film, Easter Mysteries. For Angelo Soliman, born “Mmadi Make” (ca.1721-1796), who trod the same paths as many of the men depicted in this play…lest we forget!

Sara Anne Vaccaro (Teresa Salieri, Ensemble) is a sophomore musical theatre major from Ridgewood, NJ. She is very excited to make her Syracuse Stage debut in the incredible Amadeus by Peter Schaffer. She was recently seen in The Hudson Guild Theatre’s “Winterfest” premiering Jockey: A Sexual Unboxing as Lucy and at the Department of Drama in the Blackbox Player’s production of Sic by Melissa James Gibson as Woman’s Voice/Ms. Jorgenson’s Voice. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and

Damon Robert Williams (Salieri’s Cook, Ensemble) is a sophomore musical theater major from Huntington Beach, CA. He is thrilled to be returning to Syracuse Stage after having the honor of per-

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CAST forming in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast as a member of the ensemble and Beast understudy. At the Department of Drama he has been seen as

Greg in A Chorus Line (mainstage). He is so thankful to his family, friends, and teachers for their endless support. @damonrobwilliams

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Misha Kachman (Scenic Designer) returns to Syracuse Stage for the first time after having designed Stupid F*cking Bird in 2016. He has worked at Arena Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Children’s Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Court Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Olney Theatre Center, Opera Lafayette, Opera Royal Versailles, Pasadena Playhouse, Filarmónica de Jalisco, Portland Center Stage, Round House Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Signature Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Studio Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Theater J, Wilma Theater, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, among many other companies in the United States and abroad. Misha is a recipient of the 2013 Helen Hayes Award and a company member at Woolly Mammoth in Washington. Mr. Kachman was born in Russia and is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy. He serves as professor and head of M.F.A. in design at University of Maryland. For more information visit www.mishakachman.com.

Stage include Great Expectations, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, Moby Dick, Little Women, A Christmas Carol, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps among many others. She has designed over a hundred productions at regional theatre and opera companies around the country including Asolo Repertory Theatre, Maltz-Jupiter, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Cleveland Play House, Geva, Milwaukee Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Drury Lane (Chicago), Kansas City Rep, Virginia Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Omaha, Chicago Opera Theatre, Glimmerglass, and New York City Opera. From 2005-2008 she was an associate costume designer on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns, for which she won a 2007 Emmy Award for Costume Design. Tracy continues to work in TV along with her theatre and opera work. most recently she has worked on Bull (CBS) and Pose (FX). Please visit www.tracydorman.com for a more extensive listing of production credits. Dawn Chiang (Lighting Designer) designed the lighting for the Syracuse Stage productions of Native Gardens, Next to Normal, To Kill A Mockingbird, Other Desert Cities, The Glass Menagerie, Two Trains Runing,

Tracy Dorman (Costume Designer). Previous productions at Syracuse

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Rent, Blithe Spirit, The Boys Next Door, Little Women, Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, M. Butterfly, and The Dybbuk. She has designed the lighting at numerous regional theatres including Denver Center Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, South Coast Repertory, Alliance Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theater, Arena Theatre, and Geva Theatre. On Broadway, Dawn designed the lighting for Zoot Suit and was co-designer for Tango Pasion. Off Broadway, she has designed for the Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and co-designed the first two seasons of the Encores! concert musical series at City Center. Dawn was resident lighting designer for New York City Opera, where her designs included A Little Night Music and Fanciulla del West. Awards include two Lighting Designer of the Year, SALT Awards (Syacuse Area Live Theatre), two Dramalogue Awards, a THEA Award (Themed Entertainment Association), and nominations for the Hewes Design Award from American Theatre Wing, Syracuse Area Live Theatre – Lighting Designer of the Year, Los Angeles Drama Critics’, and San Francisco Bay Area Critics’Award. She serves as a mentor to high school students for Theatre Development Fund’s Wendy Wasserstein Project, and has served on the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group, Themed Entertainment Association, and Behind the Scenes Foundation.

Victoria Deiorio (Sound Designer) is thrilled to be returning to Syracuse Stage after designing Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. Off-Broadway: Nine Circles (Sheen Center), A Christmas Carol (St. Clements), Two Point Oh (Active Theatre), Arnie the Doughnut (The Pearl), Cassie’s Chimera (Joe’s Pub), The Bluest Eye (The Duke), and Ophelia (Fringe Fest). As associate: The God of Hell (Actors Center), Dedication or Stuff of Dreams and Boy (Primary Stages), Live Girls (Urban Stages), and Luminescence Dating (EST).  Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Seattle Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Kansas City Repertory, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, Indiana Repertory, and many more. Film: Thump, The Interview, Use Me Up, One Sunday Afternoon. Honors: Victoria is the first woman to have been nominated for 14 Joseph Jefferson Awards - winning 7 - for both composition and design, two After Dark Awards, and a SALT Award. She is the chair of the Design/Tech Dept. and the head of Sound Design at DePaul University. For more information visit www.victoria-sound-design.com. Robert Pickens (Hair and Wig Designer) has served as wigmaker for numerous film and television pro-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F ductions such as: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Tom Hanks), The Politician  (Jessica Lange), The Act (Patricia Arquette), POSE, and Westworld. Broadway: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Off-Broadway: A Wilder Christmas, Sommerfugl. He has designed various productions at many regional theatres including: Three Musketeers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Syracuse Stage), A Chorus Line, Jersey Boys (The MUNY), Cinderella (Opera San Jose), Mary Poppins, Matilda, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Northern Stage). www.wigmakerassociates.com

Deathtrap, Disgraced. ​(Department of Drama) W ​ ild Party, Kiss Me Kate. (University of Rochester)​ ​Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. ​(with J. David Brimmer). (Nazareth College)​ Spring Awakening, ​Hayfever, Vinegar Tom. (Le Moyne College) ​She Kills Monsters, Macbeth in Concert, ​Romeo & Juliet in Concert, The Liar. ​(Hilberry Repertory Theatre) ​The Cripple of Inishmaan, Macbeth, The Mousetrap, Moon Over Buffalo. (​ Wayne State University)​ Arabian Nights, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, SubUrbia.​ (Wallbyrd Theatre Co)​ Two Gentlemen of Verona, Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Dracula.​ Alec teaches stage combat courses at Le Moyne College, Nazareth College, and Utica College. He is an apprentice with Intimacy Directors International, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA.

Alec Barbour​(Intimacy Coach and Fight Director) is a Rochester, NY based actor, fight choreographer, and playwright. He received his M.F.A. in acting at the Hilberry Repertory Theatre at Wayne State University in Detroit, where his roles included Iago in ​Othello, ​Carson in ​Gross Indecency, ​and Charles Lomax in Major Barbara. Regional acting credits include Sir Castor (and fight captain) in ​C amelot ​a t Drury Lane Theatre and Horner in​ The Country Wife ​at Franklin Stage. He has been studying stage combat since 2005, and is an advanced actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. I​ntimacy Direction: (For Syracuse University Department of Drama) ​Romeo and Juliet, Everybody, Wild Party. (For Wallbyrd Theatre Co.) B ​ ard Bending: Fight Club Edition, Two Gentlemen of Verona. ​(For Utica College)​ Dracula.​Fight Direction: ​(For ​Syracuse Stage) ​Suzette Who Set to Sea,

Rebecca Karpoff (Vocal Music Coach) is a professor of practice and assistant program coordinator for musical theatre at Syracuse University. A soprano with a D.M.A. from the Eastman School, she has sung in opera, symphonic concerts, chamber music, recitals, and cabaret around the world.  For the past 15 years, she has specialized in musical theatre vocal technique as coordinator of vocal instruction in the Department of Drama, where she teaches courses on vocal physiology and health, musicianship skills, private voice lessons, and advanced musical theatre repertoire. She has also directed and/or music directed numerous Department of Drama projects, from established

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F full-length musicals to new works, devised works, and student cabarets.

(Ariadne auf Naxos), The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflote), Norina (Don Pasquale), and Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffman). Her singing has been described as “a display of daring coloratura” (Miami Herald) and “warm, with dazzling flexibility and a playfulness that is captivating” (Wilmington Star News). An accomplished teacher, De Ratmiroff currently serves on the musical theatre voice faculty of Western Carolina University. Previous teaching appointments include the Miami Summer Music Festival and the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She holds artist diplomas from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Rome, Italy) the Accademia Chigiana (Siena, Italy), and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Previous teachers include Renata Scotto, Raina Kabaivanska, Sylvana Bartoli, and Virginia Zeani. A native of Venezuela, Ms. De Ratmiroff has established herself as a respected proponent of Spanish and Latin American vocal literature giving celebrated recitals and lectures featuring Hispanic composers throughout the United States, Spain, Canada, and Italy. Her debut album featuring Spanish and Latin American song with pianist Milton Rubén Laufer will be released on the Naxos record label during 2020-21.

Milton Rubén Laufer (Piano and Music Consultant). Born and raised in Chicago to Puerto Rican and Cuban parents, Milton Rubén Laufer began playing the piano at three years of age, and his training includes studies at the Music Institute of Chicago, the Gnessin Institute (Moscow), Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan, and Rice University. A Fulbright Scholar to Spain, Laufer is recognized internationally as a leading interpreter and scholar of Spanish and Latin American piano music. He has performed in venues ranging from New York’s Lincoln Center to Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. He is a charter trustee and lifetime member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and an active voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy’s) and Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Latin Grammy’s). Laufer’s recording credits include projects on the Naxos, Zenph Sound Innovations, Bis Records, SONY, and Beauport Classics record labels. The 2020-21 season will bring Laufer to Colombia, Italy, Hong Kong, Paris, and select cities throughout the United States. Laufer serves as associate professor of music and director of the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University.

Laura Jane Collins (Stage Manager) returns for her tenth season with Syracuse Stage and will stage manage Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Amadeus, and Yoga Play. Regional credits include: Elf The Musical, Native Gardens, The Humans, The Curi-

Marina De Ratmiroff (Foreign Language Consultant). Coloratura soprano Marina De Ratmiroff has performed internationally to critical acclaim in operatic roles including Zerbinetta

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F ous Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, Next to Normal, The Magic Play, Stupid F***ing Bird, Chinglish, Scorched, and The Boys Next Door (Syracuse Stage); Grease, South Pacific, Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical, Ghost (The Rev, formerly Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); The Foreigner, Third, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Around the World in 80 Days (Hangar Theatre). She has also worked on several productions with Rochester City Ballet, under the direction of David Palmer. LJ is a graduate of the stage management program in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama.

Joseph Papp’s Public Theater: New Work Now, the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Women’s Project, La Mama E.T.C., New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre. She cast the original and touring production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean, and the Off-Broadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage Co, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, San Jose Rep, Geva, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage, and Playmaker’s Rep.

Harriet Bass Casting (Casting). Harriet is an independent New York casting director for theatre, film, and television. In New York she has cast for ABC/TV, Fox Television Studios,

P L AY W R I G H T Peter Shaffer, in full Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born May 15, 1926, London, Eng.), was a British playwright of considerable range who moved easily from farce to the portrayal of human anguish. Educated at St. Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge, Shaffer first worked for a music publisher and then as a book reviewer. His first play, Five-Finger Exercise (1960), is a tautly constructed domestic drama that almost overnight established his reputation as a playwright. It was followed by The Private Ear, The Public Eye (both 1962), and The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964), a portrayal of the

conflict between the Spanish and the Inca – “hope and hopelessness, faithlessness and faith.” In 1965 Shaffer’s adroit farce Black Comedy was performed. Equus (1973; filmed 1977), dealing with a troubled stableboy’s obsession with horses, and Amadeus (1979; filmed 1984), about the rivalry between Mozart and his fellow composer Antonio Salieri, were successes with both critics and the public. Later plays include the biblical epic Yonadab (1985), Lettice and Lovage (1987), and The Gift of the Gorgon (1992). Shaffer was knighted in 2001 and passed away in 2016.

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DIRECTOR/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert Hupp is in his fourth season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. He recently directed Noises Off, Next to Normal, and The Three Musketeers for Stage. Prior to coming to central New York, Robert spent seventeen seasons as the producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. He directed over 30 productions for Arkansas Rep ranging from Hamlet to Les Miserables to The Grapes of Wrath. In New York City, Robert directed the American premieres of Glyn Maxwell’s The Lifeblood and Wolfpit for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. He also served for nine seasons as the artistic director of the Obie Award-winning Jean Cocteau Repertory. At the Cocteau, Robert’s directing credits include works by Buchner, Wilder, Cocteau, Shaw, Wedekind and the premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s

Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy, and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Millionaria. He has held faculty positions at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College and, in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Hendrix College. Robert served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and has served on funding panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. While in Arkansas, Robert was named both Non-Profit Executive of the Year by the Arkansas Business Publishing Group, and Individual Artist of the year by the Arkansas Arts Council. He and his wife Clea ride herd over a blended family of five children, one dog, and two cats.

MANAGING DIRECTOR paign and campus expansion, doubled its operating budget, and was honored with a 2015 National Medal of Arts and the 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Under the O’Neill’s aegis, Jill also developed the Baltic Playwrights Conference, an annual international new play development retreat held in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. In addition to her work at

Jill A. Anderson has served as managing director of Syracuse Stage since 2016. Jill is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6.5 million operating budget and has oversight of fundraising, marketing, and operational matters within the organization. Prior to joining Stage, Jill spent a decade as general manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. During her tenure, the O’Neill completed a $7 million capital cam-

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MANAGING DIRECTOR Stage, Jill is an instructor in the Theater Management program of the Syracuse University Department of Drama, building on her work with high school and college students elsewhere, including at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jill was recognized as part of the Central New York

Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” awards in 2017 and has served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards. Jill is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, are pleased to call Central New York home.

A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Kyle Bass is the author of  Possessing Harriet, which received its world premiere at Syracuse Stage last season, was produced last summer at Franklin Stage Company, and will be produced at the East Lynn Theater Company in New Jersey this summer and in Connecticut at Hartbeat Ensemble this fall. Kyle was script consultant on Thoughts of a Colored Man and is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (for fiction in 1998 and playwriting in 2010), a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and Pushcart Prize nominee. His other full-length plays include Tender Rain,  Baldwin vs. Buckley: The Faith of Our Fathers, Bleecker Street, and Separated, a piece of documentary theatre about the student military veterans at Syracuse University, which was presented at Syracuse Stage and at the Paley Center in New York, directed by Robert Hupp. Kyle is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which had its world premiere at Syracuse Stage

and was subsequently produced at La MaMaExperimental Theatre in New York. His current projects include a new play titled salt/city/ blues, which will have its world premiere in Syracuse Stage’s 20/21 season,  and the libretto for an opera based on the life and music of legendary folk singer and guitarist Libba Cotten, commissioned by the Society for New Music. As dramaturg, Kyle worked with acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems on her theatre piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, subsequently produced at Yale Rep and the Kennedy Center. As a screenwriter, Kyle is the coauthor of the original screenplay for the film Day of Days (Broad Green Pictures, 2017), which stars awardwinning veteran actor Tom Skerritt, and he is the author of the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke. His plays and other writings have appeared in the journals  Callaloo,  Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the essay anthology Alchemy of the Word:

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A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Writers Talk about Writing. He is also the drama editor for the journal Stone Canoe. Kyle has taught in the Colgate Writers Conference, has been guest lecturer in playwriting at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was faculty in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Goddard College from 2006 to 2018, and from 2005 to 2018 he taught playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and theatre courses in the Department of African American

Studies. Kyle is now full-time faculty as assistant professor in the Department of Theater at Colgate University where he previously served as the Burke Endowed Chair for Regional Studies, and is the 2019/20 Susan P. Stroman Visiting Playwright at the University of Delaware. Kyle holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from Goddard College, is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and is represented by The Barbara Hogenson Agency.

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C H A I R , D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Ralph Zito is in his tenth year as chair of the Department of Drama. He came to Syracuse University from the Juilliard School Drama Division, where he had been a teacher and director from 1992 to 2010 and chair of the voice and speech department since 1999. He was a director and adjunct lecturer in the Barnard College Theater Department from 2006 until 2010 and has been a guest artist at training programs across the country, including the Old Globe in San Diego, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC. Directing credits for the Department of Drama include: The Spitfire Grill, As You Like It, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and The Aliens. He has served as a voice, text, or dialect consultant for numerous professional productions both on and off-Broadway, including: The Light in the Piazza; Awake and Sing!; The Herbal Bed; Mrs. Klein; The Fiery Furnace; The Time of the Cuckoo (Lincoln Center Theatre); Tongue of a Bird; The Merchant of Venice (New

York Shakespeare Festival); The Pitchfork Disney (Blue Light Theatre Company); Birdy (The Women’s Project); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); the New York premiere of Tony Kushner’s SLAVS! (New York Theatre Workshop); and The African Company Presents Richard III (The Acting Company). His regional theatre credits include numerous productions at The Shakespeare Theatre and Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Syracuse Stage; Baltimore CENTERSTAGE; Hartford Stage; and the McCarter Theatre, among others. A former touring member of The Acting Company, he served as artistic associate of The Chautauqua Theatre Company for seven years and was a member of the Board of Directors of The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) for six years. He is a graduate of Harvard University, The Juilliard School, and the American Center for the Alexander Technique. He was recently awarded the prestigious Juilliard President’s Medal in recognition of his contributions to both Juilliard and to the broader performing arts community.

A B O U T T H E D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Syracuse University Department of Drama offers degree programs in acting, musical theater, theater design and technology, stage management, and theater management utilizing conservatory-style training in a university setting and in collaboration with Syracuse Stage. With much ap-

preciation, the Department of Drama wishes to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the Syracuse Stage staff. While students are responsible for designing the technical elements of most Drama productions, implementing these designs requires a significant contribution by the professional staff of the Syracuse Stage production department.

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S Y R A C U S E U N I V E R S I T Y D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Chair.............................................................................................................Ralph Zito Business Manager............................................................................................Lisa Tucci Administrative Specialist.....................................................................Charlotte Santella Director, Tepper Semester in NYC.............................................................Lisa Nicholas Assistant Music Director.............................................................................Jacob Stebly Dean, VPA............................................................................................Michael S. Tick

F U L L - T I M E FA C U LT Y Rufus Bonds, Jr. Brian Cimmet Gerardine Clark James A. Clark Stephen Cross Rodney Hudson Felix Ivanov

Rebecca Karpoff Alex Koziara Andrea Leigh-Smith David Lowenstein Celia Madeoy Brian J. Marcum Maria Marrero

Katherine McGerr Thom Miller Ricky Pak Anthony Salatino Holly Thuma

A D J U N C T FA C U LT Y Jill Anderson Rob Andrusko Dianna Angell Kathleen Baum Bradley Beckman Dave Bowman Rob Bundy Don Buschmann Diane Coloton Richard Crawley Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Danita Emma Kathryn Fathers Len Fonte

Jacqueline R Herter Robert Hupp Sandra Knapp Richard Koons Nicholas Kowerko Holly K. LaGrow Victoria Lillich Michael McCurdy Karen Menter Kathryn Miranda Amanda Moore William Morris Leslie Noble Jaylene Ogle

Whitney Pak Stuart Plymesser Mara Rich Rebecca Schuetz Hanni Schwarzlander Abel Searor Blake Segal Jacob Stebly Randy Steffen Bradley Stone Renee Storiale Joseph Whelan Matthew Winning Kathleen Wrinn

A C C O M PA N I S T S Kerry Dromgoole, David Sabin, Abel Searor, Jacob Stebly

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PROUD TO SUPPORT

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WHO WE ARE Syracuse Stage is the non-profit, professional theatre company in residence at Syracuse University. We are nationally recognized for creating stimulating theatrical work that engages Central New York, and for our significant contribution to the artistic life of Syracuse University, where we are a vital partner in achieving the educational mission of the University’s Department of Drama.

OUR MISSION Syracuse Stage tells stories that engage, entertain, and inspire us to see life beyond our own experience.

OUR VISION Reimagining what's possible for regional theatre–through active inclusion, innovative outreach, and bold productions–Syracuse Stage shapes the culture and social vitality of Central New York, enriches the Syracuse University student experience, and fosters change in ourselves, our communities, and our world.

O U R C O R E VA L U E S People - Actively including diverse individuals, communities, ideas, and perspectives. Passion - Commitment to integrity, excellence, and enthusiasm in our work. Curiosity - Fostering an innovative and adaptive environment that elicits wonder.

A B O U T S Y R A C U S E S TA G E Originally constructed as the Regent Movie House in 1914, the physical space of Syracuse Stage has seen many films, musicians, actors and artists pass through its doors over the course of the past century. The Syracuse Stage that exists today is a nonfor-profit professional theatre company founded in 1974, and a longstanding League of Resident Theatres (LORT) member. Since its inception, Stage has produced over 300 shows, both plays and musicals, within its walls. Now, Stage produces six to seven shows per season, while also offering educational programs to students, various pre- and post-show events, and fundraising events each year. Stage is Central New York’s only LORT theatre and one of the largest performing arts organizations in the area. Stage has a strong commitment to giving the community access to a range of high-quality productions; it is equally committed to bringing in actors, designers and directors who are among the leading theatre professionals, both locally and across the nation.

INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Syracuse Stage acknowledges with respect the Onondaga Nation, firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands we now stand.

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IN THE COMMUNITY Stage has collaborated with a myriad of institutions in the Syracuse area. Community partners include AccessCNY, ARC of Onondaga, ARISE, ArtRage, CNY Reads, Interfaith Works of Central New York, La Casita, McMahon / Ryan Child Advocacy Center, Onondaga Historical Association, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, SUNY Upstate Medical University, the VA Medical Center, and Vera House. Additionally, the educational department collaborates with many CNY schools.

ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2019/20 AMADEUS

ONCE

YOGA PLAY

Sat. Mar 21, 2:00 S Sat. Mar 28, 2:00 A Wed. Mar 18, 2:00 O Sat. Mar 28, 7:30 O Sun. Mar 29, 2:00 O

Sat. Apr 25, 2:00 S Sat. May 2, 2:00 A Wed. Apr 22, 2:00 O Sat. May 2, 7:30 O Sun. May 3, 2:00 O

Sat. Jun 6, 2:00 S Sat. Jun 13, 2:00 A Wed. Jun 3, 2:00 O Sat. Jun 13, 7:30 O Sun. Jun 14, 2:00 O

American Sign Language = S Sign Language Interpreted Performance Series supported in part by Welch Allyn, in memory of Susan Thompson. An American Sign Language Interpreted performance is offered for every production. For the most advantageous viewing, be sure to mention your interest in sign interpretation when reserving tickets.

Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly = R/SF Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances provide a welcoming environment that lets all patrons express themselves freely without judgment or inhibition. These live theatre experiences invite and encourage individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities to enjoy the performance in a "shush-free" zone. All tickets for Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances are $25 and include a 100% refund right up to the start of the show. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office. Contact Kate Laissle at kmlaissl@syr.edu or 315-4427755 for more information.

Open Captioned = O Open Captioning is provided for two matinee performances and one evening performance of every production. A small screen, placed to the side of the stage, displays text corresponding to the play’s dialogue and other sounds. Open Captioning can be viewed from most seats in the theatre. However, for the most advantageous viewing, please contact the Box Office. Open Captioning is supported by grants from Theatre Development Fund’s TAP Plus Praagram, NYSCA and donations from individuals and corporations.

Audio Enhancement We offer a wireless FM system for patrons with up to a 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge at the Coat Room before curtain, or patrons can use their own earbuds or headphones, or with t-coil technology for those who use hearing aids equipped with a t-switch.

Audio Description = A Simultaneous live narration and pre-show description for blind and visually impaired patrons. Please call the Box Office in advance to reserve headsets.

Wheelchair Seating and Accessibility Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at 315-443-3275 to arrange wheelchair seating.

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N Syracuse Stage 820 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210-1508 Administration: 315-443-4008 Box Office: 315-443-3275 www.SyracuseStage.org Group Discounts Available Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Contact Tracey White: 315-443-9844, trwhite@syr.edu M&T Bank Pay-What-You-Will We believe everyone should be able to attend Syracuse Stage performances. With this in mind, we are offering 76 tickets to one performance of each show on a pay-what-you-will basis. Dates can be found on our website. Tickets must be claimed in person at the Box Office on the day of performance only, limit of two per person. Subject to availability. Box Office Hours The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours before each performance. Box Office phone: 315-443-3275. Box Office fax: 315-443-1408. Gift Certificates Call the Box Office or visit us online at SyracuseStage.org Parking Entrance to the enclosed parking garage on Irving Avenue is on the corner of Madison Street and Irving, next to the Madison-Irving Medical Building. For hours of operation and parking costs, call 315-475-4742. There is an open parking lot between Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. Fire Notice The exit indicated by a red sign nearest the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of an emergency, walk to that exit and follow the house staff ’s directions. Smoking Policy The Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex is proud to be tobacco- and smoke-free. To help ensure a healthy and respectful environment, the use of all tobacco and tobacco-related products is prohibited on the property, including buildings, sidewalks, and parking areas. For more information visit: wellness.syr. edu/tobacco-free Quiet Children Quiet children over the age of five are welcome at Syracuse Stage performances. We do ask that adults remove disruptive children to the lobby. Ticket Exchange All tickets may be exchanged. Please call the Box Office 24 hours prior to the earliest performance involved in the exchange. Single ticket exchanges

carry a $5 fee per ticket. Subscribers may make unlimited free exchanges; upgrade charges may apply. Subscribers who missed a scheduled performance and did not exchange may use their Extra Value Coupon or purchase a missed performance pass for $5. Latecomers In order to ensure the safety and concentration of the actors and the uninterrupted enjoyment of our patrons, latecomers will be seated at the earliest, appropriate break in the performance in the closest available seats. Buy It if You Like It! Many of the items featured in our productions are available for purchase. For information call: 315443-2437. To Volunteer as an Usher If you would like to get a backstage view of Syracuse Stage, or would like to expand your social circle, this is the ideal opportunity for you. All we ask for is a positive attitude, a smiling face and the willingness to commit a few hours a month. Please call our House Manager at 315-443-3219 for more information. Emergency Telephone Contact To be reached in an emergency, please leave your name and seat location at the Coat Room when you arrive. This is the only way we can locate you. In case of an emergency you may be reached at 315-443-9922. SyracuseStage.org Subscribe, purchase gift certificates and single tickets 24-7. Information, schedules, reviews and more. Cell Phones For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones. Advertiser Support Syracuse Stage encourages audience members to support the businesses advertised in our program. Taking Photos In The Theatre Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, you must credit the production's designers by including their names, which may be found on the title page of this program. Please note: Photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre. Beverage Policy Only drinks in Syracuse Stage’s Approved Theatre Containers may be brought into the theatre. Those containers are available for purchase at the Gift Shop in the Coyne Lobby and at the bar.

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N E X T AT S Y R A C U S E S TA G E

ONCE

SYRACUSE STAGE GALA

BOOK BY ENDA WALSH | MUSIC AND LYRICS BY GLEN HANSARD AND MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ | BASED ON THE MOTION PICTURE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOHN CARNEY | DIRECTED BY MARK CUDDY | CO-PRODUCED WITH GEVA THEATRE CENTER | APRIL 15 – MAY 3 OPENING NIGHT: APRIL 17

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 | MARRIOTT SYRACUSE DOWNTOWN CELEBRATING THE LEADERSHIP OF BEA GONZÁLEZ SYRACUSE STAGE BOARD PRESIDENT, 2016-2020

Join us for the 2020 Syracuse Stage Gala and have a roaring good time! This year we’re going for some good, old fashioned fun and hosting the Gala at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse. The evening will start with an open bar cocktail hour, then transition to the Grand Ballroom for delicious food, an incredible silent auction, and exciting casino games! Guests can dance the night away with music by local band Prime Time Horns with special guest Ezekiel Andrew, who played Beast in Syracuse Stage’s recent production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All of the proceeds of the evening benefit Syracuse Stage’s artistic and educational programming. So not only do you benefit, but so does our community. We’re proud of Syracuse Stage’s contribution to CNY’s cultural vitality. Join us for the 2020 Gala and keep Syracuse creative…and fun!

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin’s Grafton St. for too long. He’s ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It’s a complicated business this love. It doesn’t always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that’s ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

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N E X T AT T H E D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A

ON THE LAKE

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING

BY REZA DE WET | DIRECTED BY STEPHEN CROSS ASSOCIATE DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH | MAY 1 - 9 OPENING NIGHT: MAY 2

MUSIC BY RICHARD RODGERS | LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II | MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY FRED WELLS | ORCHESTRATION BY MICHAEL GIBSON AND JONATHAN TUNICK | CONCEIVED BY WALTER BOBBIE | DIRECTED BY RUFUS BONDS, JR. CHOREOGRAPHY BY BRIAN J. MARCUM | MUSIC DIRECTION BY JACOB STEBLY | ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHY BY JOSHUA KEEN | MARCH 27 – APRIL 5 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 28

In the magic-comic On the Lake, playwright Reza de Wet revisits Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, with an eye on exposing the tensions beneath the surface of the Chekhovian world. Zooming in on Constantine’s symbolist playwithin-the-play, de Wet imagines the experience from Nina’s perspective: a dreamlike vision of the future, where the hope of escape is linked directly to the potential for the theater itself to rise up and fly away.

Many of the most beloved, uplifting, and romantic songs in musical theatre history have one thing in common: the incomparable writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. A Grand Night For Singing is a musical review that collects over 30 treasured works from Rodgers and Hammerstein hits such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, and Cinderella; as well as lesser-known shows like Allegro, Flower Drum Song, and Pipe Dream. Audiences are invited to experience these classics anew through artful arrangements and clever interpretations – it’s “something wonderful” for any lover of classic musical theater. 65


S Y R A C U S E S TA G E B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S CHAIR

Rick Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank PRESIDENT

Bea González* Vice President for Community Engagement Syracuse University CHAIR-ELECT/VICE CHAIR

Nancy Green President Edward S. Green & Associates

Jacki Goldberg Community Volunteer

TeNesha Murphy NewsChannel 9

Larry Harris EVP and CFO Saab Defense and Security, USA

Fran Nichols Chair Emeritus, Syracuse Stage Eric Mower + Associates

John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase

Marc Nichols Executive VP & General Counsel SAAB USA, LLC.

Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage

TREASURER

Herman R. Frazier* Senior Deputy Athletics Director Syracuse University

Cydney Johnson* Executive Director for State and Local Government Relations Syracuse University

SECRETARY

Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer AT-LARGE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church Jill Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage Janet Audunson Assistant General Counsel National Grid George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer Barbara Beckos Retired Syracuse Stage Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer Steve Chase Senior Vice President BPAS Robin Curtis NYS Lic. RE Asso. Broker Hunt Real Estate ERA Zellar Homes Rep. Richard Driscoll Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor Neil Gold Retired VP Gold Pure Food Products

Rebecca Karpoff* Professor of Practice, Musical Theater/Coordinator of Vocal Instruction, Musical Theater Syracuse University Department of Drama Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank Anthony Malavenda Duke’s Root Control Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC

Mona Paradis Stadium International Trucks Virginia Parker Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Advance Media New York Amir Rahnamay-Azar* Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University Molly Ryan Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company Melvin T. Stith Dean Emeritus, Whitman School of Management Syracuse University Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER

Julia Martin Partner Bousquet Holstein

Michael S. Tick* Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University

Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon

Dr. Amy Tucker Chief Medical Officer SUNY Upstate Medical University

Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator

Mel Williams US Department of Transportation

Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King

Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama

Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Molly Mulvihill VP, Market Manager Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Bank of America

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Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors *University Trustee **Ex-Officio


S Y R A C U S E S TA G E E M E R I T U S C I R C L E We are grateful to the following individuals who have served as Members of the Stage Board of Trustees and continue to support Syracuse Stage at the Circle level. Jim Breuer Mary Beth Carmen Joan Green Elizabeth Hartnett

Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower Judy Mower

Michael Shende Jack Webb

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Elizabeth Defurio

Linda Ponza

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

SOLVAY HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Melissa Morgan

Jordan Berger

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Matthew Phillips

Rhiannon Berry

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Sofia Benderski

Ryan Dunn

Sariyah Richards

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

HOMESCHOOLED

SYRACUSE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL

Alyssa Brown

Emilee Elizabeth Edick

MORAVIA HIGH SCHOOL

Anka Chiorini JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Rachel Colucci WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

Kaitlyn Coomes CHARLES W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Tori Sayre MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Jacob Garofalo CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

Kimberly Seipio

HIGH SCHOOL

HENNINGER HIGH SCHOOL

Patrick Kraft CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Kayla Lee LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

Luke V. DeLorenzo

Abby McGrath

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

WEST GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL

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Alethea Shirilan-Howlett JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Dreyvon Simmons MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL SCHOOL


SYRACUSE STAGE ANNUAL GIFTS Syracuse Stage depends on the generosity of contributions from individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations, and government agencies. It is with much gratitude that we recognize the following donors to our annual campaign. For information regarding levels of contribution and benefits of each please contact the Development office at 315-443-3931 or visit syracusestage.org.

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

Richard Mather Fund

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

J.M. McDonald Foundation

Contributions listed above are current as of February 21, 2020 and reflect operating support of $2,800+ and inkind donations of $10,000+.

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AMADEUS SPONSORS

The Grandma Brown Foundation is excited to sponsor Amadeus, a play that is sure to hold Syracuse Stage audiences spellbound from start to finish.

The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the arts in Central New York. We recognize the deep importance that live theatre plays in shaping the cultural and social vitality of our community. We are delighted to continue to support Syracuse Stage and the production of Amadeus. Congratulations on your 47th season, here's to the next 47!

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is proud to be a sponsor of Syracuse Stage’s 47th season.

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INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, & GOVERNMENT GIFTS New and increased gifts this season will be matched by The Richard Mather Fund. $100,000+ Syracuse University $75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 Advance Media New York CNY Arts Destiny USA The Shubert Foundation $20,000 - $49,999 Allyn Family Foundation iHeart Media New York State Council on the Arts Richard Mather Fund $15,000 - $19,999 M&T Bank NBT Bancorp, Inc. Benefactors Circle $10,000 - $14,999 AXA Foundation George Bain Bank of America Business Journal News Network Nancy & Bill Byrne Cumulus Media JP Morgan Chase Fred L. Emerson Foundation Rosamond Gifford Foundation Paul Phillip & Sharon Sullivan Urban CNY WAER WRVO Founders Circle $7,500 - $9,999 Mary & Larry Leatherman

Playwrights Circle $5,000 - $7,499 Ancor, Inc. Richard Bunce Carrier Corporation Cathedral Candle Company Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Fidelity Chartible Helene & Neil Gold Michael & Jacki Goldberg Gail Hamner & Daniel Bingham Larry & Ann Harris Peter & Brigitte Herzog J.M. McDonald Foundation Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Suzanne & Kevin McAuliffe Eric & Judy Mower Sally Lou & Fran Nichols Raymour & Flanigan Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Mel & Patricia Stith SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Symposium: Silence Tompkins Trust Company Wegmans Producers Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet Audunson & David Youlen Boeheim Foundation Sandra L. Brown Mary Beth & Pete Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier as of February 21, 2020 71

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht Grandma Brown Foundation Nancy Green & Tony Marschall Kimberly & John Huhtala KPGM, LLP Roberta & Rocco Mangano National Grid Pete & Betsy McKinnell Frederick & Virginia Parker Selma Radin Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland Syracuse New Times Theatre Development Fund, Inc. Directors Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Jill & Dave Anderson Maria & Paul Badami Kyle Bass Barbara Beckos & Art McDonald Bank of NY Mellon Lorraine Branham & Melvin Williams Jim & Cathy Breuer Martine Burat & Anthony Malavenda Craig & Kathy Byrum Joan Christy James Clark & Sharon Gordon Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable Robin Curtis Hunt ERA Roger & Naomi DeMuth


Don Blair & Nancy Dock Edward & Susan Downing Dick & Therese Driscoll Peggy & Dana Dudarchik Alex Epsilanty & Dan Jonas Michael & Barbara Flintrop Marya & John Frantz & Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC Herman Frazier Barb Genton Bea Gonzalez & Michael Leonard Joan Green The Haines Family Elizabeth A Hartnett David & Sally Hootnick Robert & Clea Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash Steven & Elaine Jacobs Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Candace Campbell Jackson & Mark Jackson Cydney Johnson Howard & Denise Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish Kathy Kelly & Len Weiner Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith KPMG, LLP Carrie Lazarus & Dave Birchenough Daniel & Ann Lent Andrew S. London, Ph.D. & Alan E. Curle, MD Stephanie Miner & Jack FX Mannion Julia & Lee Martin Molly & Kevin Mulvihill David & Janice Panasci John & Mona Paradis Sheila & John Parker Annette & Kenneth Peters Rosemary S. Pooler Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar Rissa & Michael Ratner Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation Molly Ryan & Tim Byrnes

Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead Elaine & Michael Shende Margaret & Richard Shirtz George & Rita Soufleris Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding David & Dierdre Stam Raymond & Linda Straub Cindy Sutton & Family Peter & Cherry Thun Michael & Cathy Tick Dr. Amy Tucker Joshua and Andrea Waldman Linda & Jack Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Dr. Yu & Mr. Qi Michael & Laurie Zoanetti Star $1,000 - $1,499 Kris & Jeffrey Bogart Bousquet Holstein, PLLC. John Druke Mary Ann Finn Allen & Anita Frank Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Heritage Masonry Restoration Joyce Homan Susan Klenk Harlan London Walter & Elizabeth Merriam Marc Nicholas & Jamie Collins McIntosh Box & Pallet Co Panasci Charitable Trust Revitalize CNY Lowell Seifter & Sharon Macauliffe Leading Role $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott Anoplate Corp. Marion Barbero Daniel & Sarah Berman Francine Boutet Audrey & William Boyd Susan & Thomas Brett Marlene A. Brown

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In Tribute Contributions have been made to Syracuse Stage to honor someone, celebrate a special occasion, or offer an expression of sympathy in memory of a loved one.

Anonymous, In memory of Arlene Alpaugh Dr. Mark & Kathy Adelson, in memory of Laura Edell George Bain in honor of Don Buschmann and all the production shops at Stage Gwynne Bellos, in memory of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Robert Caswell, in memory of Pamela Caswell Judith Dannible, in memory of Anthony F. Dannible Barbara DiPasquale, in honor of board member Molly Ryan Susan Dorn, in memory of Phillip K. Dorn James MacKillop in memory of Patricia MacKillop Dr. Lawrence Myers, Jr. in memory of Betty Jane Myers H. Paul Steiner in honor of Tracey White

Jayne & Larry Charlamb Steve & Seanne Chase CNY Latino George Curry Paula Dendis Lewis & Elaine Dubroff Clay & Dora Elliott Michael & Grace Flusche Karen & Daniel Fuleihan


David & Silvia Fry Dr Paul Frymoyer Ben & Renee Hagadorn Dennis & Judi Hebert David Heisig & Donna Mahar Richard Ingraham Douglas Goldschmidt & David Jacobs Rebecca & Fred Karpoff Ellen & Terry Lautz Amanda Lee George & Roseanne Lorefice Metis Consulting Group Samantha Millier John & Joan Nicholson Michael & Maggie O'Connor Howard McLaughlin & Mary O'Hara David & Susan Palen Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi Lois & Ted Schroeder Kevin & Carolyn Schulyer Gracia Sears Barry Shulman James W. Shults Ken & Lois Spitzer L. John Steigerwald IV Cora Thomas Gregg Tripoli Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Lennie Elizabeth Turner Phil & Janice Turner Angela Winfield John & Mitzi Wolf Supporting Role $150 - $499 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen Kristi Andersen Robert & Jeanne Anderson Chris Arnold Tim Asteff & Margaret Ogden James Atkinson John Badami Holmes & Sarah Bailey Lana Baker Dr & Mrs. Gerhard Baule Andrew & Margot Baxter

Kathleen Bice Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Carrie Berse Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Diana Biro & Eric Rogers Thomas & Susan Blanchard Cynthia Blume Anthony & Nancy Bottar Eric & Carol Boyer Mary Brady Angel & Walter Broadnax Bob & Kathy Brown Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nick Brust Kevin & Jackie Bryans Helen Buck Robert & Mary Burdick Marion Burke Frank & Kathy Campagna Ronald Capone Joseph Cerroni & Linda Tassa Susan Chappuis Steve Chase Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Sam & Carolyn Clemence Martha Cole Anita Cottrell Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown Robert & Joan Conine William & Julia Consroe Jerilyn Costich Mike & LaRae Cottrell Susan & Craig Cobb Mr. & Mrs. Crittenden Therese Dancks Peter & Margaret Darby Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Sharry W. Doyle Charley & Kim Driscoll Sarah Dulany-Gring The Duncan Family Laredo,TX Karen & Nat Dunn Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker

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Bill and Betsy Elkins Linda & Greg Ellstrom Richard Ernst John & Margaret Feldmeier Daniel Fisher & Lori Ruhlman Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack Robert & Terry Flower Len Fonte Judith Fox Phillip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer Allen & Nirelle Galson Gasparini Sales, Inc. GE Foundation Henry & Janet George Ernest and Penny Giraud Karen & Robert Goldman Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich William Goodwin Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Roger & Vicki Greenberg Mark & Cynthia Dowd Greene Groupmatics LLC Greg & Elaine Hallett Ruth Pass Hancock Mark & Carole Hansen Mr. H. Baird Hansen & Mrs. Sarah Hansen Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan David & Ellen Hardy Daniel Harmony & Hugh Brown Julia & Daniel Harris Donald & Cherie Haswell Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan Sharon Hayford Haylor Family Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph J. Hipius Judy & John Hoepner Dr. Peter and Mary Huntington Linda & Dr. John Isaac Virginia Jacob


Peter Vanable & Anne Jamison Susan & Theodore Jarosz Emily Johnson & Vijay Ramachandran Marjorie Turrell Julian Jan & James Kaplan Robin & Mark Kasowitz Norma Kelley Amy Kemp Jeanne Kempton Jean Kimber Russell & Joan King Doug & Laura Kinnetz John & Susan Kline Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell Barry & Kathy Kogut Donald & Margo Koten Sheldon & Karen Kruth Hume & Peggy Laidman Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Jay & Linda Land Erika Langetieg Edith Pennington & Lawrence Lardy Andrea Latchem Linda Lebedovych Bonnie Levy Mr. & Mrs. James Light Edward & Carol Lipson Bob & Zalie Linn Laura Livingston K.B. Lloyd John D. & Marian S. Loosmann James MacKillop John & Janet Mallan Jon Maloff Candace & John Marsellus Susan Martineau Frederick & Virginia Marty Elizabeth G. Mascia Julie Matson Rena & Don McCrimmon Mary Ellen McDonald Rod & Jana McDonald Marlene & Scott Macfarlane

John McAllister & Laurel Moranz Bev & Dave McKay Langston McKinney & Linda Littlejohn Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Sam & Margaret McNaughton Dr. James L & Elizabeth K. Megna Andreas & Maggie Meier Ben & Julie Merchant Donna Miller Dan & Terry Miller Terry Miller David & Beth Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell Susan Moskal James & Kathleen Muldoon Brenda Neuss New York Mets Foundation Dennis & Doren Norfleet Katharine O'Connell & Dr. Michael F. Miller Sally O'Herin Phyllis Olmsted Donna & Richard O'Neil John & Elizabeth O'Sullivan Larry & Joan Page Cathy Palm Robert & Teresa Parke Kendall Phillips Barry & Mary Pickard Jane Pickett Marilyn Pinsky Mickey & Pat Piscitelli Barbara & Bob Rabin David Rankert Teresa Reller Pat & Kuni Riccardi Gerald & Monica Richmond Brian & Christine Rieger Maryann Roefaro & Tom Carranti Michael & Cindy Rogan Nancy Rothschild

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Elaine Rubenstein Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Ellen Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell Linda & Bob Ryan Michael Hungerford & Margaret Ryniker Michael & Dawn Sam Kelly & Tony Scalzo Ellen Schwartz Peter Scheibe & Margaret Gelfuso Marilyn & Mike Sees Walter & Beverly Short Rhoda Sikes Craig Simmons Christina Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Jeffrey Sneider Helen E. Stacy George & Helene Starr James & Deborah Stewart Chris & Laina Stupp Drs. Lawrence Stewart & Pamela Sunshine Martha Sutter & David Ross Syracuse Housing Authority Dr. Marty & Jackie Talcik James Traver & Marguerite Conan Charles F. Tremper Gershon & Dina Vincow Meghan & TJ Vitale Barbara Vural Robert & Anita Wagner JoAnn Wallace Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Ruth S. Weinstock Barbara Weller Peter N. Wells Christopher & Renee Wiles Lola Winter Tina Winter Steve & Denise Wrinn Carl and Sue Zielinski


PLANNED GIVING A planned gift is a way to make a significant and lasting gift to Syracuse Stage. By making a bequest to the theatre, you are assuring that Syracuse Stage will continue to inspire, stimulate, and entertain Central New York audiences for generations to come, as well as maintain its high artistic standards that are recognized locally, and nationally. Mary Louise Dunn Fund Dr. William J. Clark, Jr. Fund The Estate of Rosemary Curtis

In Honor and Memory of Sheldon P. Peterfreund and Josephine A Peterfreund

Matching Gift Program

The J. ZimmeisterYarwood Estate

Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company

The following companies will match gifts of their employees, retirees, and spouses with a gift of their own to Syracuse Stage. Ask your personnel office for a matching gift form, send the completed form with your gift – and we’ll do the rest!

Marine Midland Bank,

AT&T

Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Allied-Signal, Inc. American Express Company Avon Products, Inc. AXA Equitable Bank of America

Digital Equipment Corporation

Ins. Co.

General Foods Corporation

Chemical Bank

John Hancock Mutual

Coopers Industries Foundation Crouse Hinds Co. – Cooper Industries Deluxe Corporation

Foundation Owens-Illinois, Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline

N.A.

NCR Corporation

Niagara Mohawk

Farmer & Traders Life

CNA Foundation

Insurance Companies

The MONY Group

New York Telephone

Society

GE Foundation

Citicorp & Citibank,

Mobil Oil Corporation

National Grange

Fireman’s Fund Insurance

Chubb Group of

Merrill Lynch

Equitable Life Assurance

Bristol-Meyers Squibb CIGNA Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation

Emerson Electric Co.

Borden, Inc. Foundation

N.A.

Life Insurance The Home Depot Foundation

Pitney Bowes The Prudential Foundation Charles Schwab Radio Shack Rockwell Automation Trust SmithKline Beecham Labs The St. Paul’s Companies The Travelers Companies

Honeywell IBM Corporation J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

United Parcel Service United Technologies Corp.

Johnson & Johnson

Verizon

Kemper National P&C

Welch Allyn Xerox Corporation

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Artistic Director.............................................................................................................Robert Hupp Managing Director.....................................................................................................Jill A. Anderson Associate Artistic Director....................................................................................................Kyle Bass P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F

Director of Production Operations...........................................................................Don Buschmann Associate Director of Production Operations..........................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager and Production Management Associate......................................Brian Crotty Events Manager and Production Management Assistant......................................Audrey Flynn Facilities Student Assistant.............................................................................Marilyn Wechsler Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters.............................................Brian McBurney, Cheyenne McBurney, John Gamble Graduate Assistant................................................................................................Joshua Baker Student Assistans......................................................................Ian Borowik, Addie Livingston Scene Shop Intern.....................................................................................Samantha Olszewski Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Props Supervisor............................................................................................................Mara Rich Props Carpenter...............................................................................................Jordan Michaud Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Apprentice.............................................................................................Andrew Morgan Props Overhire.......................................................................................................Chad Healy Student Assistants............................................................................Drew Davis, Allison Turlo Costume Shop Manager..........................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costume Shop Manager.....................................................................Amanda Moore Cutter-Drapers.................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Kathryn Rauch First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers.......................................................................................Emily King, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor...............................................................................Jaylene Ogle Student Assistants..................................................................Christina Forestiere, Xinglan Yan Lighting and Projection Supervisor..................................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentices...............................................................Sydney E. Curran, Susan Pipolo Student Assistants...........................Shannon Bagoly, Garett Pembrook, Genevieve Phanhthaly Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................Jacqueline R Herter Assistant Audio Engineer/A1..........................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice/A2........................................................................................Daniel McLain Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeymen........................................................Erin C Brett, Em Piraino

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General Manager....................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Box Office Managers......................................Laurie Lindsey, Courtney Richardson, A'Isha Shanes Box Office Staff...............Chidube Egbo, Crystal Heller, Jordan McKey, Makenzie Nickerson, Rachel Nickerson Samoya Peters, Eli Schwartz, Olivia St. Peters Box Office Intern...............................................................................................Cara Christian Audience Services Manager........................................................................................Jacob Ellison Audience Services Assistant.................................................................................Ella Lafontant Audiences Services Intern................................................................................Jackson Norman House Managers...............................................Patricia Condello, Adam Secor Donna Stuccio Student Assistant House Managers.........................Calvin Keener, Claire Kenney John Macleod, Kerri McAneney, Jackson Norman, Claire St. Marie, Marilyn Wechsler Student Front of House Associates........Sofia Aguirre, Haley Ayers, Alana Barker, Ben Bauder, Anju Cloud, Ashley Collado, Avery Curcio, Emily Decker, Trevor Hart, Ellie Kallay, Suhail Kumar, Maria Polanco, Alyeska Reimer, Brandon Richards, Eli Schwartz, Stella Schwartz, Gabriel Vazquez-Arbelo, Marilyn Wechsler Bartenders..............Michelle Cannizzo, Kristian Elderbroom, Leah Knapp, Meg Pusey-Anthis Development Manager............................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Assistant..............................................................................Ryan Duncan-Ayala Director of Education & Community Engagement.......................................................Joann Yarrow Associate Director of Education.............................................................................Kate Laissle Community Engagement and Education Assistant...................................MiKayla Hawkinson Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Interns.................................Margot Correa, Wallis Dean, Grace Hyde, Alex Keane Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications......................................Joanna Penalva Patron Campaign Specialist.........................................................................Nori Gartner-Baca Senior Designer, Creative Content....................................................................Brenna Merritt Graphic Designer............................................................................................Jonathan Hudak Group Sales Assistant..............................................................................................Sara Tucker Student Group Sales Assistant.........................................................................Jackson Norman Marketing Interns.......................................................Adam Saifudeen, Sharee Yvonne Turpin Executive Assistant..................................................................................................Rebecca Li Grady Artistic Student Intern................................................................................................Beruk Teshome Sign Language Interpreters..............................Brenda Brown, Jim Brown, Jessie Falke, Sue Freeman, Mae Harrington, Joanne Jackowski, Zenna Preli, Trisha Schwartz, Tessa Wall Open Captioning...................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Audio Description...................................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officers.......................................................Stacey Emmons, Joseph O'Connor Custodian........................................................................................................................Tony Rogers

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