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LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC AND MANAGING DIRECTORS

 ROBERT HUPP AND JILL A. ANDERSON. PHOTO: BRENNA MERRITT.

DEAR FRIENDS, Thank you for joining us for our holiday production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. We’re very glad you’ve joined us for this fun family musical. This “tale as old as time” has delighted our families for years; it’s likely been a big part of your family’s shared experience, too. Whether it’s the classic film, the animated cartoon, or the more recent live-action version, Beauty and the Beast is a timeless story of love and redemption. We admire Belle’s bravery and the castle staff’s hope. We see in the transformation of the Beast the joyful promise that love does truly conquer all. It’s a perfect tale for a cozy winter’s eve; it’s a perfect tale for this holiday season.

gratitude to our Syracuse Stage family. We are thankful to all of you, our subscribers, donors, and patrons for making Syracuse Stage a part of your life. We are fortunate to celebrate 47 years of theatre-making right here in Central New York. We look forward to sharing more good times and great adventures with you in the weeks and months to come. Thank you and enjoy Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Our holiday show is particularly special because it highlights our partnership with the Syracuse University Department of Drama. You’re in for a special treat because Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features wonderful veteran actors from across the country, our amazing Drama faculty, and our incredibly talented and energetic students. Syracuse Stage is honored to be the professional theatre company in residence here at Syracuse University, and we celebrate our University engagement with this production.

With warmest regards in this holiday season, Bob and Jill

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a joyful celebration of family in all its shapes and forms. As 2019 draws to a close, we want to express our heartfelt

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

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Alan Menken Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Linda Woolverton ORIGINAL LY DIREC TED B Y

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Disney Theatrical Productions O RC H E S T RAT I O N S BY

VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY

Danny Troob

INC IDENTAL MUSI C BY

David Friedman Michael Kosarin

DANCE ARRANGEMENTS BY

Glen Kelly

DIRECTED B Y

Donna Drake CHOREOGRAPHY/ FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY BY

MUSIC DIRECT I O N BY

Anthony Salatino

Brian Cimmet PROJECTIONS

SCENIC DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

DESIGNER

WIG DESIGNER

Czerton Lim

Thomas C. Hase

Jacqueline R Herter

Katherine Freer

Robert Pickens

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Jacob Stebly

Laura Jane Collins*

Harriet Bass Casting

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Jill A. Anderson

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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. Videotaping or photographing of the operation and design of harness and/or equipment is strictly prohibited without prior approval of ZFX. SCENIC DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Czerton Lim

Thomas Hase

Jacqueline R Herter

PROJECTIONS

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THE CAST (in alphabetical order) Ezekiel Andrew*.....................................................................................................Beast Michael Breese Barbour *...................................................................................Maurice Blake Brewer†...........................................Prince, Candle Seller, Tavern, Knife, D’Arque Emily Britt†.........................................................................................................Babette Ethan Carlson*.........................................................................................LeFou, Carpet Carly Caviglia†....................................................................................Silly Girl, Napkin Anju Cloud†................................................................................Silly Girl, Napkin, Salt Stephanie Craven†...................................................................................................Belle Steve Czarnecki*..................................................................................................Gaston Cicily Daniels*................................................................................................Mrs. Potts Jordan De Leon*................................................................................................Lumiere Candice Hatakeyama†...............................................................Lady with Baby, Napkin Alex Keane†..................................................................................Lady with Cane, Plate Joshua Keen†........................................................Hat Seller, Wolf, Tavern, Fork, Pepper Maeve Kelly.............................................................................................Little Silly Girl Noah Lentini†................................Fish Seller, Flown Wolf, Tavern, Spoon, Champagne David Lowenstein*........................................................................................Cogsworth Celia Madeoy*.................................................................Madame de la Grande Bouche Kevin Morrison†...............................................................Baker, Gargoyle, Tavern, Fork Rachel Mracna‡.............................................................Enchantress, Sausage Girl, Plate Harper Shute..........................................................................................................Chip JT Tully IV†....................................................Book Seller, Wolf, Tavern, Spoon, Carpet Damon Robert Williams†.....................................................Egg Seller, Bartender, Knife Haley Wright†.....................................................................................Silly Girl, Napkin

UNDERSTUDIES Blake Brewer† (Gaston), Sam Asa Brownstein† (Cogsworth), Ryan Byrne† (D’Arque, Maurice) Candice Hatakeyama† (Babette), Alex Keane† (Madame de la Grande Bouche), Maeve Kelly (Chip) Noah Lentini† (LeFou), Celia Madeoy* (Mrs. Potts), Kevin Morrison† (Lumiere) Rachel Mracna‡ (Belle), Damon Robert Williams† (Beast)

ADDITIONAL VOCALS/SWINGS Sam Asa Brownstein†, Ryan Byrne†, Caroline Portner†, Camille Theriault†

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The director and choreographer of this production are members 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. ‡ Student, Syracuse University Department of Drama, Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association. Disney's Beauty and the Beast 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 Dance Captain/Assistant to the Director: Joshua Keen† Assistant to the Choreographer: Noah Lentini† Associate Scenic Designer: Sammie Nickel Assistant Scenic Designer: Mer Platt Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Garett Pembrook† Assistant Projections Designer: Nitsan Scharf First Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Second Stage Management Journeyman: Em Piraino Stage Management Interns: Nathan Coffey†, Jack Norman† Young Actor Supervisor: Molly Sharples Electrics Apprentice: Sydney Curran Spotlight Operator/Electrics Apprentice: Susan Pipolo Spotlight Operator: Chris Green Assistant Audio Engineer/A1: Kevin O’Connor Audio Apprentice/A2: Daniel McLain Wardrobe & Wig Supervisor: Jaylene Ogle Wardrobe: Sydney Barbato, Megan Berner, Liz Jaquay Deck Crew: Basil Allen, Nathan Coffey, Shane Heyn, Brian O’Connor II, Caitlin Radziewski, Megan Ruskey, Thomas Vasquez Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

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Thank You TO OUR VIP BUSINESS SPONSORS FOR HELPING TO BRING THIS MAGICAL HOLIDAY TALE TO LIFE! 

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SONG LIST ACT ONE

Overture and Prologue..............................................................................Orchestra Belle...................................................................................Belle, Gaston, Company No Matter What................................................................................Belle, Maurice Me................................................................................................................Gaston Belle (Reprise)...................................................................................................Belle Home...............................................................................................................Belle Gaston.............................................................................Gaston, LeFou, Company Gaston (Reprise)................................................................................Gaston, LeFou How Long Must This Go On?..........................................................................Beast Be Our Guest.............................................................................Lumiere, Company If I Can’t Love Her...........................................................................................Beast fifteen-minute intermission ACT TWO

Entr’acte....................................................................................................Orchestra Something There.................................Belle, Beast, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere Human Again.......Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Babette, Wardrobe, Cogsworth, Company Maison des Lunes...............................................Gaston, LeFou, Monsieur D’Arque Beauty and the Beast.................................................................................Mrs. Potts If I Can’t Love Her (Reprise).............................................................................Beast A Change in Me................................................................................................Belle The Mob Song.............................................................................Gaston, Company Home (Reprise).................................................................................................Belle Finale........................................................................................................Company

ORCHESTRA Keyboard 1/Conductor................................................................Brian Cimmet Keyboard 2/Associate Conductor.....................................................Jacob Stebly Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute.............................................................Joe Carello Trumpet, Flügelhorn.........................................................................Pat Carney Flute, Piccolo..................................................................................Kelly Covert Drums, Percussion........................................................................Josh Dekaney Oboe, English Horn..........................................Emily DiAngelo, Katie Martins Cello..........................................................................................Heidi Hoffman French Horn...............................................................Claire Tuxhill McKenney Bass.................................................................................................Darryl Pugh Violin................................................................................Sonya Stith Williams Disney's Beauty and the Beast is performed with a live orchestra.

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DIS NE Y ' S BE AU T Y AND T H E BE AST

A TALE AS OLD AS TIME As with many fairy tales based on folklore, stories similar to Beauty and the Beast have been around for thousands of years. The myth of Cupid and Psyche by the Roman writer Apuleius is perhaps the most famous ancient antecedent. However, similar tales can be found in Chinese, Italian, Russian, and Norse folklore, among others. The Beauty and the Beast adapted and popularized by Disney has its origin in the 1740 French novel La Belle et la Bete by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Sixteen years later, Jeanne-Marie Leprince De Beaumont shortened and simplified the tale and established the basis for most future versions. The Brothers Grimm included a similar story “The Singing, Soaring Lark” in early editions of their Kinder - und Hausmärchen. Below is a shortened version of the tale that contains many of the elements found in Beaumont’s adaptation. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

them all, said to her father:

Once upon a time, as a merchant set off for market, he asked each of his three daughters what she would like as a present on his return. The first daughter wanted a brocade dress, the second a pearl necklace, but the third, whose name was Beauty, the youngest, prettiest and sweetest of

“All I’d like is a rose you’ve picked specially for me!”

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When the merchant had finished his business, he set off for home. However, a sudden storm blew up, and his horse could hardly make headway in the howling gale. Cold and weary, the merchant


 WALTER CRANE ILLUSTRATION FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

had lost all hope of reaching an inn when he suddenly noticed a bright light shining in the middle of a wood. As he drew near, he saw that it was a castle, bathed in light. “I hope I’ll find shelter there for the night,” he said to himself. When he reached the door, he saw it was open, but though he shouted, nobody came to greet him. Plucking up courage, he

“Remembering his promise to Beauty, he bent down to pick a rose. Instantly, out of the rose garden, sprang a horrible beast, wearing splendid clothes.”

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“She had one of the finest rooms in the Castle, and sat for hours, embroidering in front of the fire. And the Beast would sit, for hours on end, only a short distance away, silently gazing at her. Then it started to say a few kind words, till in the end, Beauty was amazed to discover that she was actually enjoying its conversation. � went inside, still calling out to attract attention. On a table in the main hall, a splendid dinner lay already served. The merchant lingered, still shouting for the owner

of the castle. But no one came, and so the starving merchant sat down to a hearty meal. Overcome by curiosity, he ventured upstairs, where 28

the corridor led into magnificent rooms and halls. A fire crackled in the first room and a soft bed looked very inviting. It was now late, and the merchant could not resist.


 WALTER CRANE ILLUSTRATION FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

chant fell on his knees before the Beast.

He lay down on the bed and fell fast asleep. When he woke next morning, an unknown hand had placed a mug of steaming coffee and some fruit by his bedside. The merchant had breakfast and after tidying himself up, went downstairs to thank his generous host. But, as on the evening before, there was nobody in sight. Shaking his head in wonder at the strangeness of it all, he went towards the garden where he had left his horse, tethered to a tree. Suddenly, a large

rose bush caught his eye. Remembering his promise to Beauty, he bent down to pick a rose. Instantly, out of the rose garden, sprang a horrible beast, wearing splendid clothes. Two bloodshot eyes, gleaming angrily, glared at him and a deep, terrifying voice growled: “Ungrateful man! I gave you shelter, you ate at my table and slept in my own bed, but now all the thanks I get is the theft of my favorite flowers! I shall put you to death for this slight!” Trembling with fear, the mer29

“Forgive me! Forgive me! Don’t kill me! I’ll do anything you say! The rose wasn’t for me, it was for my daughter Beauty. I promised to bring her back a rose from my journey!” The Beast dropped the paw it had clamped on the unhappy merchant. “I shall spare your life, but on one condition, that you bring me your daughter!” The terrorstricken merchant, faced with certain death if he did not obey, promised that he would do so. When he reached home in tears, his three daughters ran to greet him. After he had told them of his dreadful adventure, Beauty put his mind at rest immediately. “Dear father, I’d do anything for you! Don’t worry, you’ll be able to keep your promise and save your life! Take me to the castle. I’ll stay there in your place!” The merchant hugged his daughter. “I never did doubt your love for me. For the moment I can only thank you for saving my life.” So Beauty was led to the castle. The Beast, how-


ever, had quite an unexpected greeting for the girl. Instead of menacing doom as it had done with her father, it was surprisingly pleasant. In the beginning, Beauty was frightened of the Beast, and shuddered at the sight of it. Then she found that, in spite of the monster’s awful head, her horror of it was gradually fading as time went by. She had one of the finest rooms in the Castle, and sat for hours, embroidering in front of the fire. And the Beast would sit, for hours on end, only a short distance away, silently gazing at her. Then it started to say a few kind words, till in the end, Beauty was amazed to discover that she was actually enjoying its conversation. The days passed, and Beauty and the Beast became good friends. Then one day, the Beast asked the girl to be his wife. Taken by surprise, Beauty did not know what to say. Marry such an ugly monster? She would rather die! But she did not want to hurt the feelings

of one who, after all, had been kind to her. And she remembered too that she owed it her own life as well as her father’s. “I really can’t say yes,” she began shakily. “I’d so much like to . . .” The Beast interrupted her with an abrupt gesture. “I quite understand! And I’m not offended by your refusal!” Life went on as usual, and nothing further was said. One day, the Beast presented Beauty with a magnificent magic mirror. When Beauty peeped into it, she could see her family, far away. “You won’t feel so lonely now,” were the words that accompanied the gift. Beauty stared for hours at her distant family. Then she began to feel worried. One day, the Beast found her weeping beside the magic mirror. “What’s wrong?” he asked, kindly as always. “My father is gravely ill and close to dying! Oh, how I wish I could see him again, before it’s too late!” But the Beast only shook its head.

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“No! You will never leave this castle!” And off it stalked in a rage. However, a little later, it returned and spoke solemnly to the girl. “If you swear that you will return here in seven days time, I’ll let you go and visit your father!” Beauty threw herself at the Beast’s feet in delight. “I swear! I swear I will! How kind you are! You’ve made a loving daughter so happy!” In reality, the merchant had fallen ill from a broken heart at knowing his daughter was being kept prisoner. When he embraced her again, he was soon on the road to recovery. Beauty stayed beside him for hours on end, describing her life at the Castle, and explaining that the Beast was really good and kind. The days flashed past, and at last the merchant was able to leave his bed. He was completely well again. Beauty was happy at last. However, she had failed to notice that seven days had gone by. Then one night she woke from a terrible nightmare.


 WALTER CRANE ILLUSTRATION FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

She had dreamt that the Beast was dying and calling for her, twisting in agony. “Come back! Come back to me!” it was pleading. The solemn promise she had made drove her to leave home immediately. “Hurry! Hurry, good horse!” she said, whipping her steed onwards towards the castle, afraid that she might arrive too late. She rushed up the stairs, calling, but there was no reply. Her heart in her mouth, Beauty ran into the gar-

den and there crouched the Beast, its eyes shut, as though dead. Beauty threw herself at it and hugged it tightly. “Don’t die! Don’t die! I’ll marry you . . .” At these words, a miracle took place. The Beast’s ugly snout turned magically into the face of a handsome young man. “How I’ve been longing for this moment!” he said. “I was suffering in silence, and couldn’t tell my frightful secret. An evil witch turned me

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“Her heart in her mouth, Beauty ran into the garden and there crouched the Beast, its eyes shut, as though dead. Beauty threw herself at it and hugged it tightly.”

into a monster and only the love of a maiden willing to accept me as I was, could transform me back into my real self. My dearest! I’ll be so happy if you’ll marry me . . .” The wedding took place shortly after and, from that day on, the young Prince would have nothing but roses in his gardens. And that’s why, to this day, the castle is known as the Castle of the Rose.


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ONCE UPON A TIME . . . The illustrations found in the preceding pages are by the Victorian artist Walter Crane. Along with fellow illustrators George Cruikshank (a favorite of Charles Dickens) and John Tenniel (preferred by Lewis Carroll), Crane was influential in what became known as the Golden Age of Illustration for children’s literature. Before Disney, before animation, and before film, talented illustrators helped to introduce children to the fantastical side of literature, demonstrating that books could be fun as well as educational. Historians mark the beginning of this Golden Age at 1824 with the publication of the English edition of the Brothers Grimm German Popular Stories illustrated by Cruikshank. At the time, the concept of children’s literature as a genre much less a com-

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mercial venture was relatively new. For instance, when Jacob Ludwig Karl and Wilhelm Carl Grimm first published their collected folktales as Kinder - und Hausmärchen in 1812, their intent was literary preservation, not family entertainment. Similarly, in 1740 when GabrielleSuzanne Barbot de Villeneuve wrote La Belle et la Bete, the original beauty and the beast story, her target audience was definitely adult. Children’s literature as a genre emerged during the Industrial Revolution, prompted by the expansion of a relatively affluent middle class and advances in printing techniques. Established cartoonists like Cruikshank and Tenniel found a new source of employment. Having apprenticed with the noted wood engraver, William J. Linton, Crane ini-


 WALTER CRANE ILLUSTRATION FOR 'THE BABY'S BOUQUET', A NURSERY RHYME.

tially worked designing book covers for Edmund Evans, the leading woodblock color printer of the time. Evans soon recognized Crane’s imaginative power and set him to work at Toy Books, a branch of Routledge Publishing that produced inexpensive books of nursery rhymes and fairy tales for children. In ten years, Crane illustrated 37 books, cementing his reputation as the most famous children’s book illustrator of the day. Crane was not enthusiastic about this distinction, and did

“Before Disney, before animation, and before film, talented illustrators helped to introduce children to the fantastical side of literature, demonstrating that books could be fun as well as educational.”

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ď Ž WALTER CRANE PORTRAIT, C. 1880. PHOTO: F. HOLLYER.

not think much of the Toy Books that he was illustrating. He was a committed socialist and devoted a lot of time and effort to producing political pamphlets. Nonetheless, seeing an opportunity to influence and educate young readers, he put considerable thought into his illustrations. He contem-

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plated on the ways children absorb information. He concentrated on the compositions, colors, and figural designs of his drawings to make them easier for children to read and appreciate. He concluded: “Children, like the ancient Egyptians, appear to see most things in


“Children, like the ancient Egyptians, appear to see most things in profile, and like definite statements in design. They prefer well-defined forms and bright, frank color. They don’t want to bother about three dimensions. They can accept symbolic representations. They themselves employ drawing…as a kind of picturewriting, and eagerly follow a picture story.” profile, and like definite statements in design. They prefer well-defined forms and bright, frank color. They don’t want to bother about three dimensions. They can accept symbolic representations. They themselves employ drawing…as a kind of picture-writing, and eagerly follow a picture story.” If 1824 marks the beginning of a Golden Age of Illustration, the end is less clearly delineated. The gifted British illustrators who produced wonderful work through the 19th and into the 20th century included Edward Lear, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, and Kay Neilson, who eventually worked for Disney

in the 1930s. Rackham’s work was so highly regarded that many of his book illustrations were sold as individual pieces of fine art. In America, artists such as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, and Maxfield Parrish developed their own distinctive styles and helped elevate children’s illustration to a respected art form. Of course, for many the true value of the artistic output of these illustrators becomes vividly clear whenever parents and children sit together, open a book, and start to read, “Once upon a time . . .” –Joseph Whelan

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CAST Ezekiel Andrew (Beast). A native of Mississippi and a crossover artist of opera and musical theatre, Ezekiel Andrew enjoys a career of excitement and versatility. He is most grateful to have performed in some of the major regional theatres across the country, with aspirations to one day soon be on the Broadway stages in New York City. Some of his favorite roles include Coalhouse Walker Jr., Ragtime (Theatre Under the Stars); Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater Company); Jim, Big River (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Rigoletto, Rigoletto (Mississippi Opera Young Artist); and Jake, Porgy and Bess (UFOMT). Ezekiel also enjoys being active as a concert artist, most often creating his own programs and opportunities as he travels from theatre to theatre. This season he is thrilled to be returning to Zion’s Youth Symphony & Chorus for their production of “In Heaven’s Eyes” after performing with them in last year’s production of the musical, “ReParable”, to be held at the world-class performing arts center, The Smith’s Center, in Las Vegas, NV. With a heart for youth and arts education, Ezekiel enjoys giving back to the community by going to high schools and colleges, holding masterclasses and talkbacks to inspire the next generation of artists. “I am very fortunate to be doing the thing that I love the most, touching the hearts and lives of people. It is my joy, it is my pas-

sion. It is my mission to do more than entertain you, but to impact you. I am grateful to my parents (who stand with me and support me every step of the way), Mr. Patton Rice (my teacher and friend who has been with me since the very beginning of this music journey), Syracuse Stage for this opportunity, and my many friends and supporters around the world who have lifted me up along the way. Thank you and God bless.” ezekielandrew.com Michael Breese Barbour (Maurice) is delighted to return to Syracuse Stage. NYC credits include Eddie Marx in The Inn 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, 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,

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CAST 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 Association.

Emily worked at Cortland Repertory Theatre in Mamma Mia! (Ensemble) and Legally Blonde (Judge/Store Manager). Emily would like to thank Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama for this opportunity and the wonderful team behind this production. She would also like to thank her family for their love and constant support. @emily_britttt

Blake Brewer (Prince, Candle Seller, Tavern, Knife, D’Arque, u/s Gaston) is currently attending Syracuse University’s Department of Drama for his B.F.A. in musical theatre. He hails from Los Angeles, CA and is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-prodcution debut. Recent credits include: The Wild Party (Black), A Chorus Line (Richie), The Crucible (Rev. Hale), Legally Blonde (Nikkos, Ensemble), Mama Mia! (Ensemble), and Clybourne Park (Kevin). Much love to his parents for their endless support. @bythewayimblake

Sam Asa Brownstein (Swing, u/s Cogsworth) is a sophomore musical theatre major from Shrewsbury, MA. He is very excited to make his Syracuse Stage debut. He was recently seen in Syracuse University Department of Drama’s production of A Chorus Line in the role of Frank the Headband boy/male swing. He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, sisters, friends, and the Pride for all the support and love. Ryan Byrne (Swing, u/s D’Arque, u/s Maurice) is a senior musical theatre major from the Chicago suburbs. Regional credits include The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Riff Raff) and Footloose (Chuck Cranston) at Clear Space Theatre. At the Department of Drama, Ryan has been seen as Bobby in A Chorus Line, Burrs in The Wild Party, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and swinging Crazy for You. He would like to thank Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama for this wonderful opportunity, this amazing cast and crew, and his family. @ryan_byrnee

Emily Britt (Babette) is a senior musical theatre major in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. She was recently selected as a part of the top ten in “The Search for Roxie” for Chicago the Musical on Broadway. At the Department of Drama, Emily has been seen as Kristine in A Chorus Line and Florinda in Into the Woods. This past summer,

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CAST Ethan Carlson (LeFou, Carpet) is so excited to be making his debut at Syracuse Stage in such a magical production. Recent credits include: Eddie, Mamma Mia! (Lake Dillon Theatre Company), LeFou, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre), Shy, Rope (The Sheen Center). Ethan is a proud graduate of Pace University and would like to thank his family, Ryan, bloc, and everyone at Syracuse Stage for their continued love and support. Enjoy the show! www.ethancarlsonactor.com

semble, u/s Jovie), Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-productions; Grease (Ensemble, Rizzo/Cha Cha u/s) at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse; West Side Story (Anybodys), Oklahoma! (Minnie, u/s Dream Laurie), and Porgy and Bess (Chorus, Dance Captain) at The Glimmerglass Festival. Syracuse University Department of Drama credits include A Chorus Line (Connie), The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa (Kate), and Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal). This Silly Girl would like to thank her family, friends, and cast for all of their love and support. @anjucloud

Carly Caviglia (Silly Girl, Napkin) is a senior musical theatre major from Visalia, CA and is thrilled to be making magic with this cast every night. Department of Drama credits include A Chorus Line, The Seagull, Into the Woods, and The Wild Party. Other credits include The Last Five Years (Syracuse Stage) along with  Hairspray and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Priscilla Beach Theatre). Next stop: New York City! Thanks to Donna for always allowing the silliness. Love to Mom, Dad, and Claire. www.carlycaviglia.com

Stephanie Craven (Belle) is a senior musical theatre major at the Syracuse University Department of Drama and is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut with this remarkable cast and crew. Recent credits include Into the Woods and The Seagull (Department of Drama), Macbeth and Guys and Dolls (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), and As You Like It (Saratoga Shakespeare Company). This summer she was part of the reading of The Girl in the Red Dress at Redhouse Arts Center. Endless thanks to her family and friends for their continuous love and to Syracuse Stage for giving her the chance to live out her childhood dreams this holiday season. She dedicates this performance to Grandfather.

Anju Cloud (Silly Girl, Napkin, Salt) is a senior musical theatre major from Los Angeles, CA. Regional theatre credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble, u/s Dorothy Gale) and Elf The Musical (En-

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CAST Steve Czarnecki (Gaston) is thrilled to make his Syracuse Stage debut. Previous credits include Les Misérables National Tour (Valjean and Javert u/s), Phantom of the Opera National Tour (swing), New York City Center Encores! productions of Paint Your Wagon and On Your Toes. Steve has worked all around the country and is thrilled for a balmy and dry winter in upstate NY. Many thanks to Donna Drake, The Mine, and all his love to Liz. Follow on Instagram @steveczar

like to thank her daughter, husband, mother, sister, family, friends, and her agents for their amazing support. Jordan De Leon (Lumiere) is so excited to be making his Syracuse Stage debut in this magical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regionally, he has been seen at The MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, to name a few. TV: Orange is the New Black. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati CCMMusical Theatre and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. He’d like to thank Donna, Brian, Tony, Syracuse Stage, The Price Group, his family, Blake, and God. For Jennie.

Cicily Daniels (Mrs. Potts) is thrilled to be making her debut at Syracuse Stage! Hailing from Potomac, MD, Cicily’s credits include Broadway: Once on This Island (Storyteller, Asaka u/s, Erzulie u/s, and Mama Euralie u/s), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Alana, Ursula u/s), All Shook Up (Sylvia u/s), Rent (“Seasons of Love” soloist, Joanne u/s); National Tour: A Night with Janis Joplin (Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone), The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess (Mariah u/s), Caroline, or Change (The Washing Machine),  TV and Film: Mozart in the Jungle (Payroll Clerk), Boardwalk Empire (Jazz Dancer), Ugly Betty (Zelda), Across the Universe, and American Gangster. Cicily has appeared in numerous commercials, and recorded voiceovers for companies including Visa, Xeomin, Ford Fusion, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Covergirl. Cicily is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. theatre studies, performance concentration). She would

Candice Hatakeyama (Lady with Baby, Napkin, u/s Babette) is delighted to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama coproduction debut in this classic tale. Candice is a junior musical theatre major from Honolulu, HI. She was most recently seen as Sheila in Syracuse University Department of Drama’s production of A Chorus Line. Regional credits include Liat in South Pacific and in the ensemble of All Shook Up at Flat Rock Playhouse. Additional Department of Drama credits include the ensemble of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party and Mrs. Antrobus in The

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Maeve Kelly (Little Silly Girl, u/s Chip) is thrilled to be making her debut performance at Syracuse Stage. Maeve is currently a 7th grader at Cazenovia Middle School, and recently performed in the junior high drama club’s presentation of The Little Mermaid, Jr. as Ariel. In the past, she has performed in numerous productions with Syracuse Children’s Theatre. Last summer, Maeve was accepted into Broadway Workshop’s Musical Theatre Festival in NYC in the newest version of the West End Musical Wind in the Willows, and she will return to work with them in a new role next summer. Maeve would like to thank her family and friends (who are like family) for their love, support, and transportation.

Alex Keane (Lady with Cane, Plate, u/s Madame de la Grande Bouche) is a junior musical theatre major from Malvern, PA and is jazzed to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with this incredible group of artists. Previously, she has been seen in A, My Name Will Always Be Alice (Independent Project), Jack Or The Submission (studio project), and [title of show] (independent project) at the Department of Drama. Love to Mom, Dad, Pat, and Lou. @keane.beane Joshua Keen (Hat Seller, Wolf, Tavern, Fork, Pepper, Dance Captain/Assistant to the Director) is a musical theatre major from Erwin, NC. Previous credits include: The Sound of Music (Rolf Gruber), An American in Paris, A Chorus Line (Dance Captain), and Chicago Music Theatre Wichita; Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Jackie/Dance Captain), A Chorus Line (Don/Assistant Choreographer) - Department of Drama; Elf The Musical - Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production; 42nd Street - Bucks County Playhouse; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Grease, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Evita, and Oliver! NC Theatre. Joshua would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support. @joshuakeen

Noah Lentini (Fish Seller, Flown Wolf, Tavern, Spoon, Champagne, u/s LeFou) is a senior B.F.A. musical theatre major at the Syracuse University Department of Drama from the Detroit suburbs. He is thrilled to be appearing in this year’s Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He appeared in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-productions Elf The Musical and The Wizard of Oz. Department of Drama mainstage credits include: A Chorus Line (Mike), Into the Woods (Milky White/ Steward), and Crazy For You (Billy/ Ensemble). Other professional credits: Newsies and La Cage Aux Folles (In-

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CAST terlakes Summer Theatre), To Kill A Mockingbird (Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.), and  A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Film credits: Unrequited, Parables Ep. 4, and The Field Trip. Noah would like to thank his parents for their unwavering support. @noahlentini

at The Connecticut Grand Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita at Papermill Playhouse, The Merchant of Venice and A Christmas Carol at Syracuse Stage. David’s voice is featured on the original cast recordings of the above Broadway credits, concerts, Whoop-Dee-Doo!, and in the animated films Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent, and Buster and Chauncey’s Silent Night. David is professor of practice in the Syracuse University Department of Drama, as well as an alumnus, and Artist in Residence at Cazenovia College.

David Lowenstein (Cogsworth) was last seen as Mr. Greenway in Elf The Musical (SALT Award nomination). Other Syracuse Stage credits include Professor Marvel and The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz, Admiral Boom, Bank Chairman, and Policeman in Mary Poppins, and his SALT Award-winning turn as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Lowenstein’s Broadway credits include: The Frogs (original cast) at Lincoln Center, Seussical (original cast), On the Town, 1776 (original cast, Joseph Hewes), King David, A Christmas Carol (original cast) at Madison Square Garden, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (original cast). He performed as Major Duomo in Fanfare for New York City Ballet. Concerts include: South Pacific, Anyone Can Whistle, and Jubilee! at Carnegie Hall. Lowenstein’s Off-Broadway credits include: Howard Crabtree’s Whoop-Dee-Doo!, The Truth about Ruth (all the men), Anything Cole, Lady Be Good (Birdie). National Tours include: Company (Paul), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, On Your Toes (Hank J. Smith/ Louis Capataletti). Regional credits include: The Threepenny Opera (Tiger Brown)

Celia Madeoy (Madame de la Grande Bouche, u/s Mrs. Potts). This year marks Celia’s tenth year performing with Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Past performances include Deb in Elf The Musical (SALT Award nominee), Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Guido’s Mother in Nine, Adult Woman in Spring Awakening, Frances Flute/Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Ev in The Miracle Worker, and Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol. Celia just performed as Penny in You Can’t Take It With You at Hangar Theatre’s Big Play Festival, and originated the role of Flo in the North American World Premiere of Saturday Night Fever at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. She has also performed in three Edinburgh Festival Fringe world premieres, To Chekhov With Love, Who Killed Pablo Neru-

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CAST da?, and A Scarlet Letter. She’s acted in almost all of Shakespeare’s canon with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and the American Shakespeare Center where she performed at the Blackfriars Playhouse with resident company as Lady Macbeth, Emilia in Othello, and Phoebe in As You Like It. Celia also played Kate and Petruchio in separate productions of The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare & Company, and was named most outstanding actress of the Berkshires in both roles. Internationally, she has worked alongside distinguished directors and voice teachers of the Royal Shakespeare Company, British American Drama Academy, Canadian National Voice Intensive, Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Celia received her M.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School Conservatory at DePaul University in Chicago. www.celiamadeoy.com

Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of Elf The Musical (Ensemble). He has also appeared in Hot Mikado and Crazy for You at Orbit Theatrical. Major thanks to Donna Drake, the production team, cast, crew, and his family and friends. He is happy to join this team and make art that inspires. Enjoy the show! Rachel Mracna (Enchantress, Sausage Girl, Plate, u/s Belle) is a junior musical theatre major from Pittsburgh, PA. She is thrilled to be returning to Syracuse Stage. Last year, she had the honor of performing in Elf The Musical as Jovie. Previous credits include Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Gingy in Shrek The Musical, Mrs. Kendal in The Elephant Man at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, the second Broadway National Tour of Billy Elliot The Musical as Debbie, as well as young Cosette in Les Miserables and Oliver! with the Pittsburgh CLO at the Benedum.

Kevin Morrison (Baker, Gargoyle, Tavern, Fork, u/s Lumiere) is currently a junior musical theatre major at the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Atlanta, GA. He is super excited be a part of this magnificent production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. At the Department of Drama, Kevin has been seen in A Chorus Line (Paul San Marco) and The Wild Party (Max/Ensemble). He has also been seen in the

Caroline Portner (Swing) is a junior musical theatre major and is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut. Recent credits include A Chorus Line (Vicki/Swing), Bring It On! (Ensemble), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Babette), and Mary Poppins  (Mary Poppins). Caroline would like to thank her friends, family, and instructors for all of their love and support. Happy holidays! 

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CAST especially her biggest fan, “Pops,” for their support of her passion.

Camille Graciella Theriault (Swing) is a senior musical theatre major from the suburbs of Chicago. Camille has appeared in Department of Drama mainstage productions as Larry in A Chorus Line and Nadine in The Wild Party, in the ensemble in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of The Wizard of Oz, and as the women swing in Miss Electricity (Bank of America Children’s Tour). Camille thanks her wonderful family for their overwhelming support. @cgt0212

JT Tully IV (Book Seller, Wolf, Tavern, Spoon, Carpet) is currently a junior musical theatre major and is so excited be part of this show. JT has recently been seen in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama’s co-production of Elf The Musical (Chadwick) and the Department of Drama mainstage productions of The Wild Party (Ensemble, Eddie U/S), and A Chorus Line (Al). Other favorite credits include Mamma Mia! (Ensemble) and Legally Blonde (Pforzheimer) at Cortland Repertory Theatre. All thanks to mom. Enjoy the show!

Harper Shute (Chip) is thrilled to be returning for her second production at Syracuse Stage. A seventh grader at Wellwood Middle School (Fayetteville-Manlius), Harper made her Syracuse Stage debut in The Wizard of Oz (Lullaby League, Ozian). From the age of four, she has performed in numerous productions with Syracuse Children’s Theatre. Harper’s favorite roles with SCT include Ariel (Disney’s The Little Mermaid), Gavroche (Les Misérables), Rafiki (Disney’s The Lion King), and Annie (Annie). When she is not busy with her theatrical pursuits, Harper enjoys playing the saxophone, drawing, and reading. She would like to thank everyone at Syracuse Children’s Theatre for their guidance and encouragement, her vocal instructor Neva Pilgrim, and the entire cast and crew of this production! Most of all, Harper wishes to thank her family,

Damon Robert Williams (Egg Seller, Bartender, Knife, u/s Beast) is a sophomore musical theatre major from Huntington Beach, CA and is so excited to be a part of this fantastic show. Department of Drama credits include Greg (A Chorus Line). Other credits include Schroeder (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), Scuttle (Disney’s The Little Mermaid), and The Monster (Young Frankenstein). He is so thankful to his family, friends, and teachers for the endless support. Thank you for being our guest! @damonrobwilliams

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CAST Haley Wright (Silly Girl, Napkin) is a sophomore musical theatre major from Long Island, NY. She was previously seen in the Department of Drama’s A Chorus Line (Tricia/Swing).

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast was the first Broadway show she saw as a little girl and she’s so excited to be able to share the magic that she experienced with you. She would like to thank her amazing family and friends for always being so incredibly supportive.

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Czerton Lim (Scenic Designer) is excited to be returning to Syracuse Stage since designing last year’s holiday production of Elf the Musical. He frequently works at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (now the Rev Theatre Company) in Auburn during the summer, and has designed Murder for Two, Ghost the Musical, Parade, Crazy for You, Sweeney Todd, and West Side Story to name a few. NYC credits include Storm Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, National Asian-American Theatre Company, Theatre Mitu/NYU-Abu Dhabi, and New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is currently in his sixth year of teaching scene design and other related topics at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A proud member of USA local 829, he is originally from the Philippines. www.czlimdesign.com

Alliance Theatre, The Dallas Theater Center, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Maine State Music among others. He has also designed at many of the regional opera companies in the United States including: Washington National Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Minnesota Opera, Goodspeed Opera, and Dallas Opera. As lighting designer with Ping Chong and Company his work was seen worldwide. In New York City, he has been active on Broadway “Company” and Off-Broadway as well as at New York City Opera and BAM Next Wave Festival. He has designed throughout Europe, Asia, and South America including: Vienna State Opera, Theater Erfurt, Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatstheater Kassel, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Stadttheater Giessen, The Barbican and Sadler’s Wells in London, Opera North in the UK, The Abbey Theatre and for Riverdreams in Dublin, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Malmö Opera in Sweden, The Dutch, Finnish, and

Thomas C. Hase (Lighting Designer). Mr. Hase’s body of work includes many regional theatres throughout the United States including: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre,

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Colombian National Operas, Stageholdings and the Nationale Reisopera in Holland, Opéra de Marseille, Canadian Opera Company, The Luminato Festival in Toronto, Singapore Arts Festival, and Tokyo Metro Arts Center. Mr. Hase has been the resident lighting designer and lighting director for Cincinnati Opera Association for 24 years. More information is available at Haseltd.com.

the status quo. Frequent collaborators include Kamilah Forbes, Ping Chong, Tim Bond, Talvin Wilks, Ty Defoe, and Tamilla Woodard. Recent designs: Pipeline (Cleveland Playhouse, dir. Steve H. Broadnax III), Reconstruction (Lumberyard, dir. Rachel Chavkin), HERStory (Kennedy Center, dir. Goldie Patrick),  Peculiar Patriot (Woolly Mammoth, dir. Talvin Wilks), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Signature Theater, dir. Kamilah Forbes), Ajijaak on Turtle Island  (New Victory, dir. Ty Defoe and Heather Henson), The Convent (ArtNY, dir. Daniel Talbott), Antigone (Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, dir. Carl Cofield), Cellular Songs (BAM Harvey, by Meredith Monk), Next to Normal (Syracuse Stage, dir. Bob Hupp), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Syracuse Stage, dir. Risa Brainin). Katherine is a proud member of USA829, Wingspace Theatrical Design, and All My Relations Collective.

Jacqueline R Herter (Sound Designer) has served as resident sound designer for twenty-one seasons at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama. She has designed for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena, the Wilma, Geva, Round House, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Virginia Stage, and the Hangar Theater as well as other theaters across the nation. Some favorite designs have been: Next to Normal, The Three Musketeers, Nine, Hairspray, The Overwhelming, Caroline, or Change, The Miracle Worker, The Day Room, The Christians, Radio Golf, Parade, The Diary of Anne Frank,  The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Red Noses, The Real Thing,  Hedwig and the Angry Inch, M. Butterfly,  A Raisin in the Sun,  A Lesson Before Dying, Frozen, Copenhagen, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Inherit the Wind, and Big River.

Robert Pickens (Wig Designer). OffBroadway: Sommerfugl (NYTW’s 4th St.Theatre), A Wilder Christmas (Peccadillo Theater Co.). Selected Regional Theatre credits: world premiere Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella (Opera San Jose); The Three Musketeers (Syracuse Stage); A Chorus Line, Jersey Boys (Muny); Duncan Sheik and Nell Benjamin’s  Because of Winn Dixie, Memphis, Bridges of Madison County (Arkansas Rep); Les Misérables (Phoenix Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Threepenny Opera, Of Mice and Men (Clarence Brown The-

Katherine Freer (Projections Designer) is a multimedia designer working in theatre, installation, and film. Her work is driven by the love of storytelling and belief in its power to shift

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F atre); Mary Poppins, Matilda, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Carol,  and  Mad Love (Northern Stage).  www.wigmakerassociates.com ZFX, Inc. (Flying Effects) Founded in 1994, ZFX, Inc. is the complete service provider for Flying Effects. They don’t just handle the rigging or flying harnesses. They’re not just skilled at automation, choreography, and flying design. ZFX covers every aspect of flying possibilities. From high schools to Broadway, churches to special events, ZFX zealously pursues its goal of worldwide domination of the performer flying industry. (Galactic domination coming soon.) Their infectious enthusiasm comes at no additional charge. They don’t wake up and put their pants on one leg at a time like the other guys. They wrap themselves in kilts and stride boldly out into the world. ZFX offers: performer flying, high speed hoists, flying of props, automated systems, stunt gags, truss equipment mounting, aerial act, manually operated systems, corporate shows and events, custom harnesses, spectacle flying, safety consultation.

rors as well as serving as the assistant music director for A Chorus Line, The Wild Party, Into the Woods, and Crazy for You. He served as music director for The Last Five Years at Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre this past summer. Currently he is preparing to music direct A Grand Night For Singing this coming spring. 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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 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.

Jacob Stebly (Associate Conductor) is a Syracuse-based pianist and graduate of The Eastman School of Music. Previously at Syracuse Stage he has served as the associate conductor for Elf The Musical and The Wizard of Oz. He is the assistant music director and a voice teacher for the Department of Drama at Syracuse University where he recently music directed Little Shop of Hor-

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, Joseph Papp’s Public Theater: New Work Now, the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Women’s Project, La Mama

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F 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.

DIRECTOR Donna Drake. Broadway: original production of A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in the Willows, 5678-Dance, It’s So Nice to be Civilized, and the original production of The 1940s Radio Hour. She directed four Broadway concerts of Nothing Like A Dame for BC/EFA. She is co-writer and director for the acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung, which debuted at London’s West End, Leicester Square, NYC, and currently on national tour. Awards: an Emmy nomination, four Drama Desk nominations, a Mac Award nomination, a Theatre World Award, and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination. She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards, 2009, and the AFI 2011 honoring Morgan Freeman and starring Betty White. She directed a new children’s show, Addy & Uno, currently running OffBroadway, and John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean, Off-Broadway, national and

international tours. TV credits: Julie’s Greenroom, starring Julie Andrews (choreography); Monica’s Mixing Bowl; Disney’s Johnny & the Sprites; AFI Awards ’09 and ’11; and Word Party 2019 at Henson Studios; ABC TV’s Dear Alex & Annie, One Life to Live, and The Edge of Night. Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz, starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt; Romance in the Dark, starring Jennifer Holliday; Nothing Like A Dame, BC/EFA 2004-06, All the World is a Stage at Carnegie Hall; A Chorus Line (national tour); AIDA; Cats; Chicago; Godspell; On Your Feet; Hello Dolly; Hairspray; Sister Act; Rent; Tommy; Damn Yankees; NEWSicle; Annie; Love Always, Patsy Cline; Smokey Joes Café; Sweet Charity; Honk!; Lucky Guy; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Anything Goes; Chess; Christmas with the Crawfords; The Wiz; Little Shop of Horrors; The Buddy Holly Story; The Medium; and John Tartaglia at 54 Below, NYC. Miss Drake is currently teaching acting at Pace University, NYC. DonnaDrakedirector.com

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CHOREOGRAPHER/FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER Anthony Salatino is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Tony has choreographed for many opera and dance companies throughout the United States. He choreographed the New York City Opera premiere of Margaret Garner, music by Richard Danielpour, libretto by Toni Morrison (based on her novel Beloved), and directed by Tazewell Thompson. His most recent credits include choreography for Cato in Utica at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival, Next to Normal at Syracuse Stage, and Rappaccini’s Daughter at Opera Naples in Florida. For Syracuse Stage he directed and choreographed Rent, Little Women, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, and Peter Pan (2000), and choreographed Peter Pan (2016), Mary Poppins, The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol, The Wizard of Oz, Big River, and My Fair Lady. He also served as movement consultant for The Boys Next Door and The Turn of the Screw, created movement for M. Butterfly, served as associate choreographer for Caroline, or Change, designed the fights for Bug and A Streetcar Named Desire, and set the

dances and fight scenes for Romeo and Juliet. At Connecticut’s Westport Country Playhouse, he choreographed the world premiere of Jam and Spice, a revue of the music of Kurt Weill. An associate professor at Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, Tony most recently directed Nine, and previously directed Sweeney Todd. He conceived, directed, and choreographed three original productions: Bravo Piaf!, The Table (Der Tisch), and The Clowns. He co-directed and choreographed The Wind in the Willows for the Department of Drama and New York’s New Victory Theater. He served as choreographer for Carmen at the Virginia Opera, and director and choreographer for Maria de Buenos Aires and Tango for Naples Opera. Tony also has directed and choreographed for the Fort Worth, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse Opera Companies. Tony was the artistic director of the Fort Worth (TX) Ballet Company, and associate artistic director of the Hartford (CT) Ballet. He has performed with dance companies throughout the United States and Europe, and he has performed with the (New York) City Center Company at the White House.

MUSIC DIRECTOR Brian Cimmet was the music director for last season’s Elf The Musical and The Last Five Years, and has been music director for most productions with Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama

since 2010. With the Department of Drama, Brian teaches classes in musical theatre literature and history, audition technique, and musical theater songwriting. Beyond the confines of Syracuse, Brian’s credits

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MUSIC DIRECTOR include the Broadway companies of Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Grease, the original OffBroadway productions of I Love You Because (also the cast album) and The Tin Pan Alley Rag, and over a hundred touring, regional, and stock productions around the globe. He has composed scores to Absolutely Anything, The Spirit of Reindeer, A Christmas Carol, Burn This, Stop Kiss, Let’s Play Two, Put a Face in My Mustard, and

Chili Champion: The Musical, and his songs have been nominated for three MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs). In an entirely unrelated walk of life, Brian is a two-time award winner at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, co-creator and cohost of the Lollapuzzoola crossword tournament, co-host of the weekly crossword podcast Fill Me In, and contributor to several puzzle books.

C R E AT I V E T E A M Alan Menken (Music). Theatre: God Bless You Mr Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors, Real Life Funnies, Atina: Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Kicks, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Weird Romance, King David, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Aladdin, and Newsies. Film: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Life With Mikey, Lincoln, Home on the Range, Noel, Enchanted, Shaggy Dog, Tangled, and Mirror Mirror. Songs: Rocky V, Home Alone 2, and Captain America. Awards: eight Oscars (19 nominations), 11 Grammys (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globes, Tony® (plus four nominations), Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics, Olivier and London’s Evening Standard Award, Drama League. Honors: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Doctorates from New

York University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Howard Ashman (Lyrics) Best known as a pivotal creative mind behind the renaissance of Disney animation and his work on The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast (which is dedicated to, “Our friend, Howard Ashman, who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul...”) Ashman’s first love was theatre. Ashman was a founder of off-off-Broadway’s renowned WPA Theater, where he conceived, wrote, and directed God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, as well as the classic musical, Little Shop of Horrors (both music by Alan Menken). In 1986, he wrote and directed the Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Lamented as a lost treasure of the 1980’s theatre scene, Smile remains popular on high school and college campuses throughout the country. Howard Ashman died in 1991 from complications of AIDS. For more information, please visit howardashman.com.

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C R E AT I V E T E A M Tim Rice (Lyrics) has worked in music, theatre, and film since 1965, when he met Andrew Lloyd Webber, a fellow struggling songwriter. Rather than pursue Tim’s ambitions to write rock or pop songs, they turned their attention to Andrew’s obsession - musical theatre. Their first collaboration, The Likes of Us (lyrics by Tim, music by Andrew), was an unsuccessful show based on the life of Dr. Barnardo, the Victorian philanthropist. Their next three works together were much more successful: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Evita. Tim has also worked with other distinguished popular composers such as Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), Alan Menken (Aladdin, King David, Beauty and the Beast), and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Chess). From Here to Eternity, with music by newcomer Stuart Brayson, co-produced with Lee Menzies, directed by Tamara Harvey, and with book by Bill Oakes, premiered in the West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2013. He formed his own cricket team in 1973 and was president of the MCC in 2002. In 2013, he wrote and presented a 52-part series for BBC Radio 2, American Pie, a trawl

through the music and musicians of every American State. He has won several awards, mainly for the wrong thing or for simply turning up. Linda Woolverton (Book). Linda Woolverton’s writing credits include the screenplay for the animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (Golden Globe winner and Academy Award Best Picture nominee); the screenplay (shared) for Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey; screenplay (shared) for the animated feature film The Lion King; the book for the Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast (Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical, winner 1998 Olivier Award for Best New Musical); and book (shared) for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway musical Aida. Also she has written two young-adult novels, Star-Wind and Running Before The Wind. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from California State University Long Beach and a Master’s degree in theatre from California State University Fullerton. Linda is currently involved in writing and producing film projects for Miramax and Revolution studios. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Lee Flicker and daughter Keaton.

M U S I C T H E AT R E I N T E R N AT I O N A L Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and

beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser, and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form. MTI works directly with the com-

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M U S I C T H E AT R E I N T E R N AT I O N A L posers, lyricists, and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials, and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community, and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide. MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences.

MTI’s Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students. MTI maintains its global headquarters in New York City with additional offices in London (MTI Europe) and Melbourne (MTI Australasia).

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.

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MANAGING DIRECTOR 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 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.

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 campaign 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

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, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association, which received its world premiere at Syracuse Stage last season and was produced this summer at Franklin Stage Company, and was script consultant on Thoughts of a Colored Man. Kyle 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 MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York. Kyle’s one-act plays include Fall/ Out,  Theory of Night,  Love is a Blue Velvet Box, Spoons, Northeast,

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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 and The Cutaneous Rabbit Illusion. His current projects include a new play titled salt/city/blues 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 co-author of the original screenplay for the film  Day of Days (Broad Green Pictures, 2017), which stars award-winning 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 Al-

chemy of the Word: 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 fulltime 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.

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, includ-

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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 ing: 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 conservatorystyle training in a university setting and in collaboration with Syracuse Stage. With much appreciation, 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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A CHORUS LINE

PRESENTS

CONCEIVED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL BENNETT | BOOK BY JAMES KIRKWOOD AND NICHOLAS DANTE | MUSIC BY MARVIN HAMLISCH | LYRICS BY EDWARD KLEBAN CO-CHOREOGRAPHED BY BOB AVIAN | DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BRIAN J. MARCUM MUSIC DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | OCTOBER 4 - 13 | OPENING NIGHT: OCTOBER 5

THE CRUCIBLE

SEASON

BY ARTHUR MILLER | DIRECTED BY GERARDINE CLARK | NOVEMBER 8 - 17 | OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 9

DISNEY’S

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST* MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN | LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE | BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON | DIRECTED BY DONNA DRAKE CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTHONY SALATINO MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | FLYING EFFECTS BY ZFX INC. | CO-PRODUCED WITH SYRACUSE STAGE | NOVEMBER 22 – JANUARY 5 OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 29

ROMEO AND JULIET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | DIRECTED BY THOM MILLER | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE FEBRUARY 14 - 22 | OPENING NIGHT: FEBRUARY 15

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING 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. MARCH 27 – APRIL 5 | OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 28

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

*DRAMA SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE VOUCHERS REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS TO DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. PHOTO: (L-R) JOSHUA KEEN, JOSHUA KRING, AND KAYLA MATTOCKS IN THE WILD PARTY. DIRECTED BY KATHERINE MCGERR. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER: ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH. MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRIAN CIMMET. SCENIC AND LIGHTING DESIGNER: ALEX KOZIARA. COSTUME DESIGNER: CARMEN MARTINEZ. SOUND DESIGNER: JACQUELINE R HERTER. MAKE-UP AND WIG DESIGNER: SARAH STARK. PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL DAVIS. RALPH ZITO, CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

TICKETS AND SEASON PACKAGES AVAILABLE VPA.SYR.EDU/DRAMATICKETS 315.443.3275 S E AS O N S PO N S O R

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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 Victor Lazarow 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 Karen Menter Kathryn Miranda William Morris Leslie Noble

Whitney Pak Stuart Plymesser Rebecca Schuetz Hanni Schwarzlander Abel Searor Blake Segal Jacob Stebly Randy Steffen 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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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 DISNEY'S BEAUTY

AMADEUS

YOGA PLAY

AND THE BEAST

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. 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

Sat. Dec 7, 2:00 S Sat. Dec 7, 2:00 A Wed. Dec 4, 2:00 O Sat. Dec 14, 7:30 O Sun. Dec 15, 2:00 O Sat. Jan 4, 2:00 R/SF THE WOLVES

Sat. Feb 1, 2:00 S Sat. Feb 8, 2:00 A Wed. Jan 29, 2:00 Sat. Feb 8, 7:30 O Sun. Feb 9, 2:00 O

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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

THE WOLVES

AMADEUS

BY SARAH DELAPPE | DIRECTED BY MELISSA RAIN ANDERSON | CO-PRODUCED WITH THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA | PERFORMED IN THE STORCH THEATRE | JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 16 OPENING NIGHT: JANUARY 24

BY PETER SHAFFER | DIRECTED BY ROBERT HUPP CO-PRODUCED WITH THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA | MARCH 11 – 29 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 13

Mickey Rowe (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) returns to Syracuse Stage to take on the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this contemporary favorite about artistic rivalry and suspected murder. Antonio Salieri has pledged his life to God in exchange for success as a composer. Yet the music that most captures God’s voice comes not from Salieri, but from the prodigy Mozart. Could jealousy have driven Salieri to murder this “obscene child” who is unworthy of the musical genius he possesses? On the eve of his own death, Salieri reveals his final composition: “The Death of Mozart – or, Did I Do It?” Well, did he or didn’t he? An enticing and enjoyable theatrical experience enhanced by a variety of events in partnership with Symphoria.

Enter a world you think you may know. The Wolves are a girls’ soccer team. The nine players are 16 and 17 years old. Over a series of wintry Saturdays on an AstroTurf indoor soccer field somewhere in suburban America, they perform their ritual pre-game warm-up. Between stretches and pep talks, cajoling and consoling, jokes and jibes, an eye-opening and sympathetic portrait of nine young women emerges, revealing their complexities and confusions as they grapple with issues large and small, near at hand and far away. Through precisely orchestrated cross talk, snappy overlapping dialogue, and some pretty nifty footwork, playwright Sarah DeLappe celebrates these young women as independent individuals: athletes, scholars, daughters, students, and friends. “The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play,” wrote The New York Times. 74


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

ROMEO AND JULIET

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | DIRECTED BY THOM MILLER | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE FEBRUARY 14 - 22 | OPENING NIGHT: FEBRUARY 15

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. | MARCH 27 – APRIL 5 | OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 28

A grudge so ancient that its origins are never revealed brings tragedy to two families and untimely death to two young lovers. Four hundred years ago Shakespeare understood how intolerance begets violence and violence victimizes an entire society: See what a scourge is laid upon your hate . . . All are punish’d. He also understood that the deepest human hope lies in the unmatched beauty contained in our capacity to love.

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. 75


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

Mona Paradis Stadium International Trucks Virginia Parker Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group 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

Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank Anthony Malavenda Duke’s Root Control Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC Julia Martin Partner Bousquet Holstein Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Molly Mulvihill VP, Market Manager Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Bank of America

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Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER Michael S. Tick* Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University Dr. Amy Tucker Chief Medical Officer SUNY Upstate Medical University Mel Williams US Department of Transportation Katherine Woods AnCor Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama 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

Emilee Elizabeth Edick

Keniel Ortiz

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AT FOWLER HIGH SCHOOL

Alyssa Brown

Traven Garcia

MORAVIA HIGH SCHOOL

Anka Chiorini JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Rachel Colucci WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

Kaitlyn Coomes CHARLES W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

CHARLES W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Jacob Garofalo CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE HIGH SCHOOL

Sariyah Richards SYRACUSE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL

Tori Sayre MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Patrick Kraft CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Kimberly Seipio HENNINGER HIGH SCHOOL

Kayla Lee LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

Luke V. DeLorenzo

Abby McGrath

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

WEST GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Dunn

Tyler Piper

HOMESCHOOLED

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Alethea Shirilan-Howlett JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Dreyvon Simmons MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL SCHOOL

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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 November 1, 2019 and reflect operating support of $2,800+ and inkind donations of $10,000+.

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DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SPONSORS

The 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 Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Congratulations on your 47th season, here's to the next 47! NBT Bank is committed to putting customers first and actively investing in the communities we call home. We are excited to be involved again with Syracuse Stage on another great season, this year supporting the theatrical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Please join us in congratulating Syracuse Stage on an outstanding season, and for the continuing value that they bring to the cultural community in Central New York. Carrier is proud to continue to support Syracuse Stage and is delighted to sponsor Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this season. We salute Syracuse Stage for remaining committed to its mission of bringing such exceptional performances and educational programming of live theatre to our community for over 40 years. Cathedral Candle Company has been a family-owned and operated business on the Northside of Syracuse for over 120 years. Thank you to Syracuse Stage for entertaining and enlightening our community with outstanding live theatre; we are honored to support your production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and your work throughout the season. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. On behalf of the 950 employees who work in our Central New York offices, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield congratulates Syracuse Stage on its 20192020 season and this year’s holiday production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. As a nonprofit company that provides access to high-quality, affordable health insurance coverage to about 1.5 million people across upstate New York, we’re glad you’ve joined us as a Syracuse Stage guest for this much-loved family musical. Join us also in thanking Syracuse Stage for another fine professional theatre performance in Central New York. Upstate Medical University. Syracuse Stage is widely recognized as a sparking gem in the Central New York performing arts scene. Syracuse Stage has been uniquely successful in its rich tradition of producing stimulating stage productions and has provided educational and performance opportunities for students and artists alike. Upstate Medical University is proud to be a long-time supporter. We offer a standing ovation to our neighbor: Syracuse Stage.

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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 November 1, 2019 81

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 Kris & Jeffrey Bogart Lorraine Branham & Melvin Williams Jim & Cathy Breuer Martine Burat & Anthony Malavenda Craig & Kathy Byrum James Clark & Sharon Gordon Bob & Bobbie Constable Robin Curtis Hunt ERA Don Blair & Nancy Dock Edward & Susan Downing Dick & Therese Driscoll


Peggy & Dana Dudarchik Alex Epsilanty & Dan Jonas Mary Ann Finn 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 Hartnett David & Sally Hootnick Robert & Clea Hupp Steven & Elaine Jacobs Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby 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 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 Linda & Jack Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Dr. Yu & Mr. Qi Michael & Laurie Zoanetti Star $1,000 - $1,499 Bankers Healthcare Group Bousquet Holstein, PLLC. Candace Campbell Jackson & Mark Jackson Joan Christy George Curry John Druke Edward S. Green & Associates Allen & Anita Frank Winnie Greenberg Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Joyce Homan Susan Klenk Walter & Elizabeth Merriam Marc Nicholas & Jamie Collins Paciorek Orthodontics David & Janice Panasci Panasci Charitable Trust Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash Revitalize CNY The J. ZinmeisterYarwood Estate Leading Role $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott Anaran Anoplate Corp. Marion Barbero Daniel & Sarah Berman Kathleen Bice Francine Boutet Audrey & William Boyd 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.

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 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 JoAnn Wickman, In memory of Arlene Alpaugh

Jayne & Larry Charlamb Steve & Seanne Chase CNY Latino Roger & Naomi DeMuth Paula Dendis Lewis & Elaine Dubroff Clay & Dora Elliott Michael & Grace Flusche Karen & Daniel Fuleihan Dennis & Judi Hebert David Heisig & Donna Mahar


Richard Ingraham Douglas Goldschmidt & David Jacobs Rebecca & Fred Karpoff Ellen & Terry Lautz Bob & Zalie Linn Harlan London George & Roseanne Lorefice Samantha Millier John & Joan Nicholson Dennis & Doren Norfleet Michael & Maggie O'Connor Howard McLaughlin & Mary O'Hara David & Susan Palen Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi Lois & Ted Schroeder Kevin & Carolyn Schulyer Gracia Sears Lowell Seifter & Sharon Macauliffe Nancy & Walter Shepard Barry Shulman James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes Ken & Lois Spitzer L. John Steigerwald IV Cora Thomas Gregg Tripoli Jon Selzer & Thelie Trotty Selzer Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Lennie Elizabeth Turner John & Mitzi Wolf Supporting Role $150 - $499 Kristi Andersen Robert & Jeanne Anderson Tim Asteff & Margaret Ogden Holmes & Sarah Bailey Lana Baker Dr & Mrs. Gerhard Baule Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Phyllis & William Berinstein Diana Biro & Eric Rogers Cynthia Blume

Anthony & Nancy Bottar Mary Brady Susan & Thomas Brett 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 Steve Chase Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Susan & Craig Cobb Martha Cole Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown Robert & Joan Conine Jerilyn Costich Mike & LaRae Cottrell Mr. & Mrs. Crittenden Therese Dancks Norman Dann Peter & Margaret Darby Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Sharry W. Doyle Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss Charley & Kim Driscoll Sarah Dulany-Gring Karen & Nat Dunn Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Linda & Greg Ellstrom Daniel Fisher & Lori Rublman Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack Robert & Terry Flower Len Fonte Judith Fox Phillip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer David & Silvia Fry Allen & Nirelle Galson

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Gasparini Sales, Inc. GE Foundation Henry & Janet George Karen & Robert Goldman Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich William Goodwin Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon William & Judy Grabau 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 Julia & Daniel Harris Donald & Cherie Haswell Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan Sharon Hayford Haylor Family Mary Hershberger Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph J. Hipius Judy & John Hoepner Linda & Dr. John Isaac Peter Vanable & Anne Jamison Robin & Mark Kasowitz Norma Kelley Amy Kemp Jean Kimber Russall & Joan King Doug & Laura Kinnetz John & Susan Kline Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell Barry & Kathy Kogut Don & Margo Koten Sheldon & Karen Kruth Hume & Peggy Laidman Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Jay & Linda Land Edith Pennington & Lawrence Lardy


Linda Lebedovych Amanda Lee Bonnie Levy Mr. & Mrs. James Light Edward & Carol Lipson Erika Langetieg Laura Livingston Joanne Lloyd K.B. Lloyd John D. & Marian S. Loosmann 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 Langston McKinney & Linda Littlejohn Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Sam & Margaret McNaughton Dr. James L & Elizabeth K. Megna Andreas & Maggie Meier Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ben & Julie Merchant Donna Miller

Dan & Terry Miller David & Beth Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell Susan Moskal James & Kathleen Muldoon Brenda Neuss Katharine O'Connell & Dr. Michael F. Miller Sally O'Herin Phyllis Olmsted Donna & Richard O'Neil Deborah O'Shea 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 Pat & Kuni Riccardi Brian & Christine Rieger Maryann Roefaro & Tom Carranti Michael & Cindy Rogan Nancy Rothschild Elaine Rubenstein Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Robert & Suzanne Rubino Ellen Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell Linda & Bob Ryan Michael Hungerford & Margaret Ryniker

Michael & Dawn Sam Kelly & Tony Scalzo Marilyn & Mike Sees Cheryl & Robert Shallish Peter Scheibe & Margaret Gelfuso Walter & Beverly Short Christina Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Jeffrey Sneider Helen E. Stacy George & Helene Starr James & Deborah Stewart Chris & Laina Stupp Drs. Lawrence Stewart & Pamela Sunshine Syracuse Housing Authority Dr. Marty & Jackie Talcik James Traver & Marguerite Conan Charles F. Tremper Gershon & Dina Vincow Meghan & TJ Vitale Sara Warner & Laurence E. Volan Barbara Vural Robert & Anita Wagner 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

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

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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!

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S Y R A C U S E S TA G E S TA F F

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 Assistants..............Rachel Ackerman, Hector Aguirre and 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 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.................................................Shannon Bagoly, 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.......................................Danielle Fenske, Christina Forestiere, Xinglan Yan Lighting and Projection Supervisor..................................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentices...............................................................Sydney E. Curran, Susan Pipolo Student Assistants.....................................................................Garett Pembrook, Adrian Yuen 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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A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F

General Manager....................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Business Office Intern........................................................................................Jordan McKey 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 House Managers...................................................................Patricia Condello, Donna Stuccio Student Assistant House Managers..................Valeria Berdecia, John Macleod, Kerri McAneney, Jackson Norman, Claire St. Marie Student Front of House Associates..............................Haley Ayers, Alana Barker, Ben Bauder, Anju Cloud, Ashley Collado, Avery Curcio, Trevor Hart, Ellie Kallay, Maria Polanco, Brandon Richards, Eli Schwartz, Stella Schwartz, Gabriel Vazquez-Arbelo, Marilyn Wechsler Bartenders....................................Daisha Abdillahi, Michelle Cannizzo, Kristian Elderbroom, Jack Fortin, Meg Pusey-Anthis Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan 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...........................................................Wallis Dean, Alex Keane, Kayla King 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 Intern.............................................................................................Adam Saifudeen 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 Custodians.................................................................................................Les Edwards, Tony Rogers

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