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LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DEAR FRIENDS,

 ROBERT HUPP. PHOTO: BRENNA MERRITT.

Welcome to The Last Five Years. I am particularly honored to welcome our director, Jason Alexander, to Syracuse Stage. I had the good fortune of working with Jason before I came to Syracuse, and we’ve been in conversation since I got here to find a window in his busy schedule to work together again. Most of us know Jason because of his work in TV and film, but I see Jason as the quintessential theatre guy. His roots on Broadway, and his continued engagement with diverse work as an actor and director, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the field, make him a treasured collaborator and passionate storyteller for the stage.

musical director, Brian Cimmet, and in collaboration with our visionary design team and top-flight cast, Jason has crafted a new approach to a beloved musical. We are delighted to share this fresh approach with you now. Thank you for joining us, and for making this season, our 46th, one of our most successful ever. Enjoy the show, and we’ll see you in September!

Once we found a time for Jason to join us at Syracuse Stage, we turned our attention to identifying the project that would be the focus of his time here. We discussed a wide range of ideas and options before landing on Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. I wanted a second musical in our season, and Jason had interesting ideas about giving a new shape to an experimental work that is really more song cycle than fully realized musical drama. I was intrigued and fascinated by Jason’s concept for the show, our team was game, and so The Last Five Years was added to our season.

All the best,

Along with his creative partners, choreographer Lee Martino, and our own

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

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PRESENTS

WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY

Jason Robert Brown DIRECTED BY

Jason Alexander MUSIC DIRECTION BY

CHOREOGRAPHY BY

Brian Cimmet

Lee Martino LIGHTING AND

SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

PROJECTION DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

John Iacovelli

Christina Selian

Driscoll Otto

Jacqueline R Herter

WIG DESIGN

PRODUCTION

CASTING

AND STYLING

S TA G E M A N A G E R

Adriana Lipomi

Stuart Plymesser*

Harriet Bass Casting Julia Flores Casting

Robert Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Associate Artistic Director

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Originally produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell. Originally produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, IL. The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, New York, NY. Tel: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. May 29 - June 16, 2019 17


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

COSTUME DESIGNER

John Iacovelli

Christina Selian

LIGHTING AND

SOUND DESIGNER

WIG DESIGN

PROJECTION DESIGNER

Jacqueline R Herter

AND STYLING

Driscoll Otto

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Adriana Lipomi


THE CAST Ken Wulf Clark*......................................................Jamie Hanley Smith*........................................................Cathy Adrian Lee*................................................Shadow Jamie Marisa Field*.............................................Shadow Cathy

UNDERSTUDIES Carly Caviglia† (Cathy), Sam Swinnerton† (Jamie)

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Dance Captian: Marisa Field* Assistant to the Director: Rachel Ackerman† Student Assistant Director: Crystal Heller† Lighting and Video Assistant: Andrew Garvis Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Management Intern: McKenna Vargas† Assistant Audio Engineer/A1 Engineer: Kevin O’Connor A2 Audio Engineer: Sasha Falsberg Electrics Journeyman/Board Operator: Anastasia Sioris Spotlight Operators: Audrey Flynn, Chris Green Wardrobe Supervisor: Liz Jaquay Dresser: Megan Berner Deck Crew: Brian Beighley, Em Piraino, Caitlin Radziewski Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The director of this production is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. The Last Five Years 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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SONGS

Still Hurting Shiksa Goddess See, I’m Smiling Moving Too Fast I’m a Part of That The Schmuel Song A Summer in Ohio The Next Ten Minutes A Miracle Would Happen Climbing Uphill If I Didn’t Believe in You I Can Do Better Than That Nobody Needs to Know Goodbye Until Tomorrow / I Could Never Rescue You

The Last Five Years will be performed without an intermission.

ORCHESTRA

Piano/Conductor........................................Brian Cimmet Guitar......................................................Mike Caporizzo Bass..................................................................Joe Lorenz Cello.............................George Macero, Lydia Parkington Violin...............................................Sonya Stith Williams

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THE L AST F IV E Y E AR S

DIRECTOR'S NOTE BY JASON ALEXANDER

The Last Five Years is one of the most beloved musicals in contemporary theater, created by one of its brightest stars, Jason Robert Brown. It is reflective of all of Jason’s finest attributes – romantic, witty, insightful, cool, powerful, poetic, biting, hopeful and majestically, uniquely and inspiringly musical. From the moment I first heard and saw it, it burrowed deeply into my heart and I have always dreamt of being a part of it. It is the story of a five year long, intense romance between an actress (Cathy) and a writer (Jamie) as they seek to realize their dreams only to learn not all dreams come true. The entire story is told 22

with practically no dialogue in fourteen glorious songs. As constructed by J.R. Brown, the songs are presented in a curious order. The conceit was to tell the story from beginning to end from the man’s point of view while simultaneously telling the story from end to beginning from the woman’s point of view. Compelling, interesting and incredibly challenging. Challenging because none of the material in the play specifically explains nor demands that curious manipulation of time. And I can vividly recall seeing the show for the first time and not understanding for quite a while that this unusual device was being employed for the storytelling.


 DIRECTOR JASON ALEXANDER.

Also, The Last Five Years was written for only two actors, and with only a few duets. Most of the songs are solo numbers. And as a director, I have always been fascinated with how productions have worked to sustain visual interest given that reality. So I began to imagine a production that could address all of that. I imagined a production where it did not matter if time was moving forward or backward because each song was necessary in the order it was presented for purely emo-

“The Last Five Years was written for only two actors, and with only a few duets. Most of the songs are solo numbers. And as a director, I have always been fascinated with how productions have worked to sustain visual interest given that reality.” 23


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“I imagined a production where it did not matter if time was moving forward or backward because each song was necessary in the order it was presented for purely emotional reasons. And that those reasons would make the story structure easily understood.” tional reasons. And that those reasons would make the story structure easily understood. And I began to imagine a production where there could organically be more than two actors. And all of this without changing one word of the libretto nor the order of the songs.

the only way a writer can – he writes it. And he writes it with both distance and perspective, while still within the immediacy of each moment. To accomplish that, Jamie and Cathy move through the story alongside shadow reflections of themselves – four figures, seeking and learning – and as Jamie writes, “…dancing in time, seeking direction in every direction”.

When Syracuse Stage offered me a chance to direct this show, I ran my ideas by Jason Robert Brown. Miraculously and graciously, he has allowed me to try. And I am eternally grateful and gratified. I hope the result is worthy of his talent and his trust.

But for now, all you need to know is that this is a story of love – created with love and offered with love. My thanks to my amazing colleagues at Syracuse Stage, extraordinary artists all, who have helped me bring it to life.

So now, whether you are a newcomer to this play or a long devoted fan, you will experience it anew. It is not time that drives it forward but rather by Jamie’s attempt to understand the journey he has taken and to share it with Cathy. He captures it in

Hold hands. Get out your tissues. Dab your eyes. Open your ears….. Rejoice.

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CAST Ken Wulf Clark (Jamie) is happy to be coming back to Syracuse Stage after making his Equity debut here in 2011’s production of Rent. Broadway: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Off-Broadway: ...Great Comet, February House. National Tour: La Cage Aux Folles. Regional: Camelot, Rent, Urinetown, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Burn All Night, ...Great Comet, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, others. Film: The Irishman, Martin Eden Televisinon: House of Cards, Gotham, Sneaky Pete, The Blacklist. 2010 graduate: University of Miami. Ken lives in Queens with his wife Logan. He is from Miami and loves the Dolphins, which can be difficult.

Adrian Lee (Shadow Jamie) is thrilled to be a part of The Last Five Years at Syracuse Stage. He has most recently been featured on multiple episodes of FX’s Fosse/Verdon.  Theatre credits include the Broadway company of Wicked and the National Tour of An American in Paris. He also performed in Shania Twain’s residency Still the One at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas, and Cirque du Soleil’s Iris in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. Television credits include The Tony Awards, Glee, Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, America’s Got Talent, and the MTV Video Music Awards. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Austin, Kara and friends for their support and love. Instagram: @adrianclee 

Marisa Field (Shadow Cathy) is thrilled to be making her debut at Syracuse Stage in this beautiful production of The Last Five Years. Previous credits include Wicked (Chicago Sit-Down), Spamalot (Hollywood Bowl). Regional: A Chorus Line, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein, Follies, Boys from Syracuse, How To Succeed in Business…, Steel Pier, Sweet Charity, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sweet Smell of Success, and more. Film/TV: Mad Men, The Last Tycoon, Jack and Jill, Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union, Bunheads, and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Many thanks to Syracuse Stage and the creative team for this opportunity! www.marisafield.com @marisa_field

Hanley Smith (Cathy) is deeply joyful to be making her Syracuse Stage debut in this incredible piece with these incredible people. Favorite credits include: In the Next Room (Gulfshore Playhouse); Venus in Fur and Les Misérables (The Fulton); Major Barbara (Portland Center Stage); She Loves Me (Gretna Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Pioneer Theatre); and The Fantasticks  (Virginia Stage). Hanley is also a proud member of the folk trio, A Band Called Honalee. Warm thanks to Syracuse Stage, Jason, Lee, Brian, my dear family, and William. hanleysmith.com | @backstagehanley. For Seth: a lovely person who loved this show.

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GALA HONOREES Chancellor Kent Syverud & Dr. Ruth Chen, June 8, 2018 Robert Moss, June 16, 2017 Tim Bond, June 10, 2016 Diana C. Coles, June 10, 2016 Barbara Beckos, June 10, 2016 Bethaida Gonzรกlez, June 19, 2015 James A. Clark, June 7, 2014 Jack H. Webb, June 14, 2013 Dr. Louis G. Marcoccia, June 15, 2012

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CAST Carly Caviglia (Cathy understudy) is a rising senior musical theatre major at Syracuse University from Visalia, CA. At the Department of Drama, she has appeared in The Wild Party and The Seagull, as well as serving as a female swing in Into the Woods. Carly was thrilled to be a part of the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of Elf The Musical this last winter as the choreographer’s assistant. She will spend the rest of the summer at Priscilla Beach Theatre Company’s productions of Hairspray and Dirty

Rotten Scoundrels. Love to Mom, Dad, Claire, and this incredible cast and creative team. www.carlycaviglia.com Sam Swinnerton (Jamie understudy) is a rising sophomore and acting major in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama. This is the first show at Syracuse Stage and he is beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with these wonderful people on this wonderful production. His favorite credits include Catch Me if You Can (Frank Jr.), Pippin (Pippin), and Oklahoma (Curly) at the Kogod Theatre.

A R T I S T I C S TA F F John Iacovelli (Scenic Designer) recently designed the sets for Noises Off! for Syracuse Stage, plus Ring of Fire, Blithe Spirit, and The Clean House. He has collaborated with Jason Alexander at The Geffen and the Ruskin Theatres in Los Angeles. He has designed more than 300 plays and musicals at most major theatres in the U.S. including Steppenwolf, South Coast Rep, McCarter Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Center Theatre Group. Iacovelli received a primetime Emmy for the broadcast of the Broadway production of Peter Pan. He was the production designer on Ruby in Paradise, starring Ashley Judd, and art director on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Television credits include The Old Settler starring Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, The

Gin Game staring Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke, and Babylon 5. He has an M.F.A. in scenic design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design and Technology from The U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology. iacovelli.com Christina Selian (Costume Designer) most recently designed costumes for Syracuse Stage’s The Humans, a coproduction with Geva Theatre Center. She has designed costumes for The Road to Where, Superior Donuts, Evie’s Waltz, Tuesdays with Morrie, Below the Belt, and Art at Geva Theatre Center and served as assistant director for Beast on the Moon. She graduated from Emerson College and began her professional career in New York City working for the

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Riverside Shakespeare Company, Theatre for the Open Eye, and The Actor’s Outlet. Ms. Selian later became an artist-in-residence with the Boston-based TheatreWorks, where she met her husband Mark Cuddy. For three seasons, she was associate producer of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, where she established and directed the apprentice program and was assistant director for Othello, The Comedy of Errors, and Sherlock Holmes. When not designing, Ms. Selian teaches craft sewing classes to children out of her home studio.

La Donna Del Lago. He received his M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His work can be seen at www.DriscollOtto.com Jacqueline R Herter (Sound Designer) has served as resident sound designer for twenty 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 theatres 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.

Driscoll Otto (Lighting and Projection Designer) recently designed lighting and projections for  Matilda: The Musical at Drury Lane, and  Iolanta for Chicago Opera Theatre. He began 2019 designing lighting for Pioneer Theatre Company’s Lion in Winter and projections for The Flying Dutchman in Florence, Italy. Mr. Otto’s design work is seen frequently in New York City and regional theatre and opera. His credits include The Huntington Theatre Company, Utah Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Philadelphia, Dallas Theater Center, Drury Lane Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Hangar Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Lyric Opera Kansas City, and productions of Legally Blonde and Rock of Ages for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Highlights to his resume include projection design for Santa Fe Opera’s production of The Golden Cockerel and The Metropolitan Opera’s production of

Stuart Plymesser (Production Stage Manager) is in his 22nd season at Syracuse Stage where he has stage managed around 100 plays, musicals, and special events, working with such talents as Olympia Dukakis, Frank Langella, Elizabeth Franz, and Phylicia Rashad. Stuart has worked at numerous regional theatres around the country and in Cape Town, South Africa, and has toured nationally. Locally, he has also stage managed events for Syra-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F cuse Fashion Week. In addition, Stuart is adjunct faculty for Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and has been a guest speaker/lecturer at Ithaca College, Wells College, SUNY Oswego, and the Zabalaza Festival in Cape Town. Stuart is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, as well as the United States Aikido Federation.

and the Off-Broadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage Co, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, San Jose Rep, Geva, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage, and Playmaker’s Rep.

Harriet Bass Casting (Casting). Harriet is an independent New York casting director for theatre, film, and television. In New York she has cast for ABC/TV, Fox Television Studios, Joseph Papp’s Public Theater: New Work Now, the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Women’s Project, La Mama E.T.C., New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre. She cast the original and touring production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean,

Julia Flores Casting (Casting). Regional/Southern California theatre credits include productions for Boston Court Theatre, TheatreWorks, Portland Center Stage, Denver Center Theatre, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Ensemble Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, OnStage Series, A Noise Within, and LA Philharmonic.

DIRECTOR Jason Alexander. Though best known for his awardwinning, nine-year stint as the now iconic George Costanza of television’s Seinfeld, Jason Alexander has achieved international recognition for a career noted for its extraordinary diversity. Aside from his performances on stage, screen and television, he has worked extensively as a writer, composer, director, producer and teacher of acting. In be-

tween all that he has also become an award-winning magician, a notorious poker player and a respected advocate on social and political issues. For his depiction of “George” on Seinfeld, Jason garnered six Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy Awards. He won two Screen Actor Guild Awards as the best actor in a television comedy despite playing a supporting role and

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DIRECTOR in 2012 he was honored to receive the “Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement” from the Actor’s Fund. Aside from Seinfeld, Jason has starred and guested in shows as The Grinder, Drunk History, Friends, Two and a Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Criminal Minds, Monk, Franklin and Bash, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bob Patterson, Listen Up, Hit the Road, Orville and Young Sheldon. He also starred in the television films of Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol  and The Man Who Saved Xmas. Additionally, his voice has been heard most notably in Duckman, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Tom and Jerry and Kody Kapow. He can also be heard in the upcoming animated series Harley Quinn. His many films include: Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Love Valor Compassion, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dunston Checks In, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Shallow Hal. In addition he directed the feature films For Better or Worse and Just Looking. He is also a distinguished television director, overseeing episodes of Seinfeld, Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris, Mike and Molly, Criminal Minds and Franklin and Bash. He won the American Country Music Award for his direction of Brad Paisley’s video “Cooler Online.” While still in college, his desire to work as a stage actor in New York came to be with his debut in the original Broadway cast of the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along. He continued starring on Broadway in the original casts of Kander

and Ebb’s The Rink, Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound, Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice and his Tony Award winning performance in Jerome Robbin’s Broadway. Jason also authored the libretto for that show which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. After moving to LA, Jason continued working in the theatre, notably serving as the artistic director for the Reprise Theatre Company and for the hit West Coast production of Mel Brooks' The Producers in which he starred along with Martin Short. Most recently, Jason returned to Broadway to star in the Larry David comedy Fish in the Dark at the Cort Theater and in John Patrick Shanley’s The Portuguese Kid at Manhattan Theatre Club. He has also helmed a number of stage productions including: The God of Hell at the Geffen Playhouse; Broadway Bound at the Odyssey; an updated revival of Damn Yankees and The Fantasticks, as well as Sunday in the Park with George for Reprise, the world premiere of Windfall by Scooter Pietsch for the Arkansas Repertory Theater, Native Gardens at the Pasadena Playhouse and currently The Joy Wheel at The Ruskin Group Theatre. Mr. Alexander tours the country and the world performing his one-man show, “As Long As You’re Asking, a Conversation with Jason Alexander,” which contains music, comedy and conversation. He can also be seen in his whimsical salute to Broadway musicals with some of the finest symphony orchestras throughout the United States. You can stay in touch with Jason via Twitter (@IJasonAlexander).

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MUSIC DIRECTOR Brian Cimmet was the music director for this season’s Elf The Musical, and has been music director for several recent Syracuse Stage productions, including The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and Hairspray. Brian also is a member of the faculty of the Syracuse University Department of Drama, where he teaches courses in musical theatre literature, history, and audition technique, and has served as music director for most productions since 2010. Beyond the confines of Syracuse, Brian’s credits include the Broadway companies of Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Grease, the original Off-Broadway productions of I Love You Because (also the cast album) and The Tin Pan Alley

Rag, as well as 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, and The Yellow Door of Kindness, 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 co-host of Lollapuzzoola (his own summertime crossword tournament, http://www.bemoresmarter.com), co-host of the weekly crossword podcast Fill Me In, and contributor to several puzzle books.

CHOREOGRAPHER Lee Martino is so happy to be at Syracuse Stage for the first time. Recent credits: Cabaret at The Gateway Playhouse in New York, associate director and choreographer for Ham: A Musical Memoir starring Sam Harris; Carrie (The Los Angeles Theatre, La Mirada Theatre); Dream Girls 35 Year Reunion Show (starring the original cast); First Date (McCoy/ Rigby); The Lyric Project (director/ choreographer); Life Without Makeup, starring Rita Moreno (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); When You Wish (Phoenix Theatre); Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise Theatre Company, where she was the resident choreographer under the artistic direction of Jason Alexander); Falling for Eve (The

York Theatre Company in Manhattan). Also work for the Rubicon Theatre Company, The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Musical Theatre West, The Laguna Playhouse, Boston Court, and the Skylight Theatre just to name a few. TV and film credits include: the NBC special Shall We Dance on Ice featuring Broadway dancers and Olympic ice dance teams; animated feature film Alpha and Omega 3D; Warner Bros. animated feature The King and I; Falling For You; Target Film starring Kristen Bell; Jenny Craig Commercial starring Jason Alexander; Nickelodeon Channel; Bravo TV; just to name a few. Live events include: work for Harley-Davidson (director/choreog-

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CHOREOGRAPHER rapher), Ford Motor Company for the Detroit Lions Football Team, Universal Studios, El Capitan Theatre, Disney International, The Hollywood Bowl, The John Anson Ford Theatre, The Writers Guild, Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, the Alzheimer’s’ Foundation (director/choreographer), Les Girls Breast Cancer Benefit (director/choreographer), Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity, APLA, Actors’ Fund, What a Pair (benefit for the John Wayne

Cancer Institute, director/choreographer). Lee has won Four Los Angeles Ovation Awards, three Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, and is the recipient of the Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre. Lee has had the pleasure to work with many leading professionals from film, TV, and the Broadway stage. Lee also teaches at UCLA. Many thanks to Jason and the wonderful cast, staff, and crew at Syracuse Stage.

WRITER AND COMPOSER Jason Robert Brown is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director, and performer – best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including the recently revived The Last Five Years, his debut song cycle Songs for a New World, and the seminal Parade, for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score. Jason Robert Brown has been hailed as “one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim” (Philadelphia Inquirer), and his “extraordinary, jubilant theater music” (Chicago Tribune) has been heard all over the world, whether in one of the hundreds of productions of his musicals every year or in his own incendiary live performances. The New York Times refers to Jason as “a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American

musical.” He was awarded two Tony Awards for writing and orchestrating The Bridges of Madison County, a musical adapted with Marsha Norman from the bestselling novel, which ran on Broadway, directed by Bartlett Sher and starring Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale. Honeymoon In Vegas, based on Andrew Bergman’s film, performed on Broadway to rave reviews, including a review for Jason, comparing him in the New York Times favorably to Rodgers and Hammerstein. A film version of his epochal Off-Broadway musical The Last Five Years was released in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and directed by Richard LaGravenese. His major musicals as composer and lyricist include: 13, written with Robert Horn and Dan Elish, which began its life in Los Angeles in 2007 and opened on Broadway in 2008 (and was subsequently directed by the composer for its West End premiere in 2012); The Last Five

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WRITER AND COMPOSER Years, which was cited as one of Time Magazine’s 10 Best of 2001 and won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics (and was subsequently directed by the composer in its record-breaking Off-Broadway run at Second Stage Theatre in 2013); Parade, written with Alfred Uhry and directed by Harold Prince, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in 1998, and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical, as well as garnering Jason the Tony Award for Original Score; and Songs for a New World, a theatrical song cycle directed by Daisy Prince, which played Off-Broadway in 1995, and has since been seen in hundreds of productions around the world. Parade was also the subject of a major revival directed by Rob Ashford, first at London’s Donmar Warehouse and then at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. His orchestral adaptation of E.B. White’s novel The Trumpet of the Swan premiered at the Kennedy Center with John Lithgow and the National Symphony Orchestra, and the CD was released on PS Classics. Future projects include a new chamber musical created with Daisy Prince and Jonathan Marc Sherman called The Connector, an untitled new piece created with Claudia Shear and Casey Nicholaw, and a new solo album for release in 2015. Jason is the winner of the 2002 Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyrics and the 1996 Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award for Musical Theatre. Jason’s songs, including the cabaret standard “Stars and the Moon,” have been performed

and recorded by Audra McDonald, Billy Porter, Betty Buckley, Karen Akers, Renée Fleming, Philip Quast, Jon Hendricks and many others, and his song “Someone To Fall Back On” was featured in the Walden Media film, “Bandslam.” As a soloist or with his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, Jason has performed sold-out concerts around the world. His first solo album, Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes, was named one of Amazon.com’s best of 2005, and is available from Sh-KBoom Records. His collaboration with singer Lauren Kennedy, Songs of Jason Robert Brown, is available on PS Classics. Jason’s piano sonata, Mr. Broadway was commissioned and premiered by Anthony De Mare at Carnegie Hall. Jason is also the composer of the incidental music for David Lindsay-Abaire’s Kimberly Akimbo and Fuddy Meers, Marsha Norman’s Last Dance, David Marshall Grant’s Current Events, Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery, and the Irish Repertory Theater’s production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and he was a Tony Award nominee for his contributions to the score of Urban Cowboy the Musical. He has also contributed music to the hit Nickelodeon television series, The Wonder Pets. His scores are published by Hal Leonard. Jason currently teaches musical theatre performance and composition at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. For the new musical Prince of Broadway, a celebration of the career of Harold Prince, Jason will be serving as the musical supervisor and arranger. Other recent New York credits as conductor and arranger include

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WRITER AND COMPOSER Urban Cowboy the Musical on Broadway; Oliver Goldstick’s play, Dinah Was, directed by David Petrarca, at the Gramercy Theatre and on national tour; and William Finn’s A New Brain, directed by Graciela Daniele, at Lincoln Center Theater. Jason was the musical director of the pop vocal group, The Tonics, with whom he performed at the 1992 tribute to Stephen Sondheim at Carnegie Hall (recorded by RCA Victor); he was the conductor and orchestrator of Yoko Ono’s musical, New York Rock, at the WPA Theatre (on Capitol Records); and he orchestrated Andrew Lippa’s john and jen, Off-Broadway at Lamb’s Theatre (Varese Sarabande). In 1994, Jason was the conductor and arranger of Michael John LaChiusa’s The Petrified Prince, directed by Harold Prince, at the Public Theatre.

Additionally, Jason served as the orchestrator and arranger of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams’s score for a proposed musical of Star Wars. Jason also took over as musical director for the Off-Broadway hit When Pigs Fly. Jason has conducted and created arrangements and orchestrations for Liza Minnelli, John Pizzarelli, Tovah Feldshuh, and Laurie Beechman, among many others. Jason studied composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, and Joseph Schwantner. He lives with his wife, composer Georgia Stitt, and their daughters in New York City. Jason is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 & 47. Visit him on the web at www.jasonrobertbrown.com.

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 composers, 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Kyle Bass is the author of Possessing Harriet, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association, which received its world premiere at Syracuse Stage earlier this season, and which will have its second professional production this summer at Franklin Stage Company. Recently named the 2019/20 Susan P. Stroman Visiting Playwright at the University of Delaware, 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. Kyle’s 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 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 City. Kyle’s one-act plays include Fall/Out, Theory of Night, Love is a Blue Velvet Box, Spoons, Northeast, and The Cutaneous Rabbit Illusion. Kyle has begun writing a new full-length play titled salt/ city/blues, which is set in a small city situated between a large university and a sacred but troubled body of water, and on the verge. 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 awardwinning veteran actor Tom Skerritt, and he is the author of the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke. Kyle has been commissioned by the Society for New Music to write the libretto for an opera based on the life and music of legendry folk singer and guitarist

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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 Libba Cotten. Kyle’s plays and other writings have appeared in the journals Callaloo, Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the essay anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing. He is drama editor for the journal Stone Canoe, 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. Beginning in fall 2019, Kyle will be full-time faculty as Assistant Professor in the

Department of Theater at Colgate University, where he served as the Burke Endowed Chair for Regional Studies for 2018/19. Kyle has also been guest lecturer in playwriting at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and was faculty in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Goddard College from 2006 to 2018. Kyle holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Goddard College, and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Kyle is represented by The Barbara Hogenson Agency.

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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

IT’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 | MARCH 27 – APRIL 5 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 28

ON THE LAKE BY REZA DE WET | DIRECTED BY STEPHEN CROSS 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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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 2018/19 THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Sat. June 8, 3:00 S Sat. June 15, 3:00 A Wed. June 5, 2:00 O Sat. June 15, 8:00 O Sun. June 16, 2:00 O

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

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

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

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

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

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

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N Syracuse Stage 820 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210-1508 Administration: 315-443-4008 Box Office: 315-443-3275 www.SyracuseStage.org

carry a $5 fee per ticket. Flex Pack holders may make one free exchange per show. 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.

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

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.

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

Buy It if You Like It! Many of the items featured in our productions are available for purchase. For information contact Mary Houston, Props Master: 315-443-2437. 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 Flex Packs, 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.

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.

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.

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

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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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

Nancy Green President Edward S. Green & Associates VICE CHAIR

Janet Audunson Assistant General Counsel National Grid VICE CHAIR

Larry Harris EVP and CFO Saab Defense and Security, USA VICE CHAIR

Melvin T. Stith Dean Emeritus, Whitman School of Management Syracuse University VICE CHAIR

Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church SECRETARY

Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer

Robin Curtis Zellar Homes/Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty Richard Driscoll Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank Herman R. Frazier Senior Deputy Athletics Director Syracuse University Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor Neil Gold Retired VP Gold Pure Food Products Jacki Goldberg VP Fundraising Syracuse Stage John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage Rebecca Karpoff Professor of Practice, Musical Theater/Coordinator of Vocal Instruction, Musical Theater Syracuse University Department of Drama

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 Fran Nichols Chair Emeritus, Syracuse Stage Eric Mower + Associates Marc Nichols Executive VP & General Counsel SAAB USA, LLC. Virginia Parker Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University Amir Rahnamay-Azar Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University Molly Ryan Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP

Jill Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage

Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired

Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser

George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer

Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST

L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company

Barbara Beckos Retired Syracuse Stage

Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank

Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER

Dan Berman Partner Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Anthony Malavenda Duke’s Root Control

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

Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc.

Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC

Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer

Julia Martin Partner Bousquet Holstein

Steve Chase Senior Vice President BPAS

Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon

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Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors **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 Samantha Aitken

Ryan Dunn

Nancy O’Connor

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Baker

Garrett Frink

Tyler Piper

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Chloe Butler

Chloe Hill

Victoria Sayre

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

PAUL V. MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Derek Caldeira

Lauren Lammers

Aiden Southworth

FABIUS POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Clardy

Joe McCurdy

Peyton VanBoden

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

HOMESCHOOLED

Cami Cortez

Jade McKenney

Eleanor Wester

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL 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 May 1, 2019 and reflect operating support of $2,800+ and in-kind donations of $10,000+.

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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 Nancy & Bill Byrne The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 Advance Media New York CNY Arts, Inc Destiny USA The Shubert Foundation $20,000 - $49,999 CNY Community Foundation iHeartMedia Richard Mather Fund $15,000 - $19,999 Allyn Family Foundation Howard L. Green Foundation, Inc. M&T Bank NBT Bancorp Inc Benefactors Circle $10,000 - $14,999 AXA Foundation George Bain Bank of America Business Journal News Network Cumulus Media Rosamond Gifford Foundation Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Urban CNY WAER WRVO Founders Circle $7,500 - $9,999 JP Morgan Chase Mary & Larry Leatherman Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Playwrights Circle $5,000 - $7,499 AnCor Inc.

Richard Bunce Carrier Corporation Cathedral Candle Company Fred L. Emerson Foundation Inc. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Fidelity Charitable Michael & Barbara Flintrop Helene & Neil Gold Michael & Jacki Goldberg Gail Hamner & Daniel Bingham Peter & Brigitte Herzog J.M. McDonald Foundation Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland LeChase Construction Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Suzanne & Kevin McAuliffe Eric & Judy Mower Sally Lou & Fran Nichols Pathfinder Bank Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Patricia & Melvin Stith SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse Symposium: Stories Tompkins Trust Company Wegmans Producers Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet Audunson & David Youlen Bank of New York Mellon Jane Burkhead & Robert Sarason Mary Beth & Pete Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht

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Grandma Brown Foundation Larry & Ann Harris Roberta & Rocco Mangano National Grid Frederick & Virginia Parker Syracuse New Times Theatre Development Fund, Inc. Directors Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Maria & Paul Badami Kyle Bass Barbara Beckos & Art McDonald Don Blair & Nancy Dock Boeheim Foundation Kris & Jeffrey Bogart Lorraine Branham & Melvin Williams Jim & Cathy Breuer Sandra L. Brown Craig & Kathy Byrum Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby James Clark & Sharon Gordon Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable Robin Curtis & David Zellar Edward & Susan Downing Dick & Therese Driscoll Peggy & Dana Dudarchik Mary Ann Finn Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation Herman Frazier Barb Genton Bea Gonzalez & Michael Leonard Nancy Green & Tony Marschall Joan Green The Haines Family David and Sally Hootnick Robert & Clea Hupp Elaine & Steve Jacobs Randy & Elizabeth Kalish Kathy Kelly & Len Weiner Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith


KPMG, LLP Daniel & Ann Lent Andrew S. London, Ph.D. & Alan E. Curle, MD John FX Mannion & Stephanie Miner Julia & Lee Martin Martine Burat & Anthony Malavenda Pete & Betsy McKinnell Molly & Kevin Mulvihill Sheila & John Parker Annettte Peters Rosemary S. Pooler Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar Rissa & Michael Ratner Molly Ryan & Tim Byrnes 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 Linda & Jack Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Woodbine Group, Inc Dr. Yu & Mr. Qi Michael & Laurie Zoanetti Star $1,000 - $1,499 Jill & Dave Anderson Bankers Healthcare Group Steven & Seanne Chase Joan Christy Paula Dendis John Druke Edward S. Green & Associates George Curry Douglas Goldschmidt & David Jacobs Winnie Greenberg Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Candace Campbell Jackson & Mark Jackson Dr Lawrence Myers Marc Nichols Paciorek Orthodontics David & Janice Panasci Panasci Charitable Trust Welch Allyn Joanne Zinsmeister Yarwood

Leading Role $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott Anaren Anoplate Corp. Marion Barbero Daniel & Sarah Berman Kathleen Bice Audrey & William Boyd Marlene A. Brown CNY Latino Roger & Naomi DeMuth Lewis & Elaine Dubroff Clay & Dora Elliott Allen & Anita Frank Karen & Daniel Fuleihan Golub Foundation The Haines Family Sharon Hayford Dennis & Judi Hebert David Heisig & Donna Mahar Huen New York Rebecca & Fred Karpoff The Kelberman Center Ellen & Terry Lautz Carrie Lazarus & Dave Birchenough Bob & Pat Lebel Rod & Jana McDonald Walter & Elizabeth Merriam Samamtha Millier John & Joan Nicholson Dennis & Doren Norfleet David & Susan Palen Lois & Ted Schroeder Gracia Sears Jon Selzer & Thelie Trotty Selzer Nancy & Walter Shepard Barry Shulman James W. Shults L. John Steigerwald IV Cora & Redonnie Thomas Gregg Tripoli Lennie Turner WAER John & Mitzi Wolf Supporting Role $150 - $499 Kristi Andersen Robert & Jeanne Anderson Anthony Antonello & Danielle Quintus Tim Asteff & Margaret Ogden Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman

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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.

Andre Bishop in honor of Bob Moss Andrea Fleck Clardy in honor of Bob Moss Anne Grace in memory of Audrey Dwyre Bruce Hoover in honor of Bob Moss Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Charlie & Beth Beach in honor of Rosemary Curtis Daniel Fuleihan in honor of Boss Moss Dene A. Sarason's children in memory of Dene Sarason Diane Kuppermann in honor of Jacki Goldberg Diane Orcutt in honor of Bob Moss Dr. Lawrence Myers in memory of Betty Jane Myers Dr. Susan & Mr. S Jeffrey Bastable in honor of Chancelor Kent Syverud & Dr Ruth Chen Elizabeth Burton in honor of Julia Martin Elizabeth Humphreys in memory of Barbara Burke Liptak Gary Pugh in honor of Audry Dwyre Gene Gill in honor of Bob Moss George Bain in honor of Don Buschmann and all the production shops at Stage Gwynne Bellos in memory of Dr. Neal Bellos H. Paul Steiner in honor of Tracey White


Holmes & Sarah Bailey Lana Baker Dr & Mrs. Gerhard Baule Gwynne Bellos Phyllis and William Berinstein Diana Biro & Eric Rogers Cynthia Blume Francine Boutet Richard Bowman Mary Brady Susan & Thomas Brett Angel & Walter Broadnax Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nick Brust Marion Burke Frank & Kathy Campagna Ronald Capone Robert Caswell Joseph Cerroni & Linda Tassa Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Susan & Craig Cobb Martha Cole Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown Robert & Joan Conine Mike & LaRae Cottrell Therese Wiley Dancks Judith Dannible Peter & Margaret Darby Clive & Sandra Davis Sandra DiBianco Alan B. Dolmatch Susan Dorn Sharry W. Doyle Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss Charley & Kim Driscoll Karen & Nat Dunn Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Bill & Betsy Elkins Linda & Greg Ellstrom Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich Daniel Fisher & Lori Rublman Robert & Terry Flower Len Fonte Judith Fox Phillip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer David & Silvia Fry Allen & Nirelle Galson Gasparini Sales, Inc. Henry & Janet George Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon

Mark & Cynthia Dowd Greene Greg & Elaine Hallett Mark & Carole Hansen Mr H Baird Hansen & Mrs Sarah Hansen David & Ellen Hardy Julia & Danial Harris Donald & Cherie Haswell Mary Hershberger Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph J. Hipius Judy & John Hoepner Michael Hungerford & Margaret Ryniker IBM Foundation Linda & Dr. John Isaac Robin & Mark Kasowitz Norma Kelley Amy Kemp Jeanne Kempton Barry & Kathy Kogut Don & Margo Koten Sheldon & Karen Kruth Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Jay & Linda Land Erika Langetieg Linda Lebedovych Amanda Lee Bonnie Levy Mr. & Mrs. James Light Edward & Carol Lipson Laura Livingston Joanne Lloyd John D. & Marian S. Loosmann Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi James MacKillop John & Janet Mallan Jon Maloff Louis & Nancy Maresca Candace & John Marsellus Susan Martineau Frederick and Virginia Marty Elizabeth G. Mascia Julie Matson Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro Rena & Don McCrimmon Mary Ellen McDonald Howard McLaughlin & Mary O'Hara Sam & Margaret McNaughton

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Holly Thuma in memory of Genevieve and Theodore Thuma James MacKillop in Memory of Patricia MacKillop Jeff Purdy in honor of Enoch Purdy JoAnn Wickman in memory of Arlene Alpaugh Jody Harvey in memory of Mrs. Audrey W. Dwyre John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran and Sally Lou Nichols John Kunert in honor of Aisha Shanes John Wolf in honor of Bob Moss Joyce Homan in honor of Bob Moss Judith Dannible in memory of Anthony F. Dannible Judy Rubin in honor of Bob Moss Kathleen M. Effler in honor of Damian M. Effler Kathleen M. Effler in memory of Steven W. Effler Lorne and Ellen Runge in memory of Laurie Clark Molly Corley in honor of Fran Nichols Nancy and Joesph Gorrell in honor of Bob Moss Robert Caswell in memory of Pamela Caswell Robert Moss and Michael Brennan in honor of Tracey White and Don Buschmann Rocco Mangano in memory of Ed Green Susan Dorn in memory of Philip K. Dorn Susan Eisenberg in honor of Professor James Clark Susan Kaplan in honor of Bob Moss Winona Rainbow, Jodi Gunther, and Cindy & Jim Altman in memory of Audrey Dwyre


Dr. James L & Elizabeth K. Megna Andreas & Maggie Meier Daniel & Terry Miller David & Beth Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell James & Kathleen Muldoon Brenda Neuss Katharine O'Connell & Dr. Michael F. Miller Michael & Maggie O'Connor Sally O'Herin Phyllis Olmsted Donna & Richard O'Neil Deborah O'Shea John & Elizabeth O'Sullivan Larry & Joan Page Cathy Palm Robert & Teresa Parke Edith Pennington & Lawrence Lardy Kendall Phillips

Jane Pickett Marilyn Pinsky Mickey & Pat Piscitelli Barbara & Bob Rabin Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi Pat & Kuni Riccardi Brian & Christine Rieger Maryann Roefaro & Tom Carranti Michael & Cindy Rogan Nancy Rothschild Elaine Rubenstein Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Robert & Suzanne Rubino Linda & Bob Ryan Marilyn & Mike Sees Geraldine Sheehan Walter & Beverly Short Rhoda Sikes Christina Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Lois Spitzer George & Helene Starr James & Deborah Stewart

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Drs. Lawrence Stewart & Pamela Sunshine Chris & Laina Stupp Dr. Marty & Jackie Talcik Steve & Kathleen Tallman James Traver Peter Vanable & Anne Jamison Meghan & TJ Vitale Robert & Anita Wagner Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Linda Webb Ruth S. Weinstock Peter N. Wells Jo Ann Wickman Christopher & Renee Wiles Tina Winter Lola Winter Chris Arnold & Ellen Yeomans


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

Matching Gift Program

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

Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company

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

Marine Midland Bank,

AT&T

Mutual Life Insurance Co.

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

Digital Equipment Corporation

Ins. Co.

General Foods Corporation

Chemical Bank

John Hancock Mutual

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

Foundation Owens-Illinois, Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline

N.A.

NCR Corporation

Niagara Mohawk

Farmer & Traders Life

CNA Foundation

Insurance Companies

The MONY Group

New York Telephone

Society

GE Foundation

Citicorp & Citibank,

Mobil Oil Corporation

National Grange

Fireman’s Fund Insurance

Chubb Group of

Merrill Lynch

Equitable Life Assurance

Bristol-Meyers Squibb CIGNA Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation

Emerson Electric Co.

Borden, Inc. Foundation

N.A.

Life Insurance The Home Depot Foundation

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

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

United Parcel Service United Technologies Corp.

Johnson & Johnson

Verizon

Kemper National P&C

Welch Allyn Xerox Corporation

Co.

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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/Production Management Assistant..............................................Brian Crotty Production Management Apprentice...................................................................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 Assistants..........................................................................................Garett Pembrook Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Graduate Assistants.......................................................................................Louise Thompson Props Supervisor.....................................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...............................................................................................Jordan Michaud Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Graduate Assistant........................................................................................Drew Davis Student Assistants.....................................................................Shannon Bagoly, Logan Shiller Costume Shop Manager..........................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costume Shop Manager/Drama Department Costume Coordinator.....Mallory Kay Nelson Cutter-Drapers.................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Kathryn Rauch First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers.......................................................................................Emily King, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Student Assistants..................................................................................................Xinglan Yan Lighting and Projection Supervisor..................................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Journeyman/Board Operator...............................................................Anastasia Sioris Electrics Apprentice...........................................................................................Caitlin Weinell Student Assistants..........................................................Ian Borowik, Aria Sivick, Adrian Yuen Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................Jacqueline R Herter Assistant Audio Engineer/Board Operator......................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice...........................................................................................Alexandra Brock Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeymen........................................................Erin C Brett, Em Piraino

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

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 Student Business Office Intern................................................................Emilia Smart-Denton Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Box Office Managers......................................Laurie Lindsey, Courtney Richardson, A'Isha Shanes Box Office Assistants.................................Marjon Ardehali, Abby Cieslewski, Chidube Egbo, Jordan McKey, Makenzie Nickerson, Canab Sheekh Nuur, Chelsea Perez, Samoya Peters, Lexie Smuchynsky, Mary Storholm, Olivia St. Peter Box Office Intern..............................................................................................Margot Correa Audience Services Manager........................................................................................Jacob Ellison Audience Services Assistant.................................................................................Ella Lafontant Assistant House Manager......................................................Patricia Condello, Donna Stuccio Student Assistant House Managers.................Valeria Berdecia, Manda Borden, Jackson Norman Claire St. Marie, McKenna Vargas, Marilyn Wechsler Bartenders...........Daisha Abdillahi, Meg Pusey-Anthis, Michelle Cannizzo, Evan Starling-Davis Student Ushers.......................Summer Ainsworth, Gabriel Arbelo, Haley Ayers, Alana Barker, Blake Brewer, Anju Cloud, Ashley Collado, Juliette Geraghty, Olivia Herz, Ellie Kallay, Calvin Keener, Dylan King, Jaelle LaGuerre, Kerri McAneney, Maria Polanco, Denise Romero, Eli Shwartz, Charles Curtis Towle III, Damon Williams, Haley Wright Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Development Manager.......................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Assistant.................................................................................Elizabeth Gardner Development Intern.............................................................................................Daniel Wilde 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 Intern.......................................................................................Brianna Stankiewicz Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Patron Campaign Specialist.........................................................................Nori Gartner-Baca Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Student Group Sales Assistant.............................................................................Lia Chapman Marketing Interns....................................................................................Lyle Andrew Michael Executive Assistant..................................................................................................Rebecca Li Grady Artistic Student Intern.................................................................................................Andy Jacobson 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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ACT-ivate your summer with

SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE EXPERIENCE AT SYRACUSE STAGE TO BE YOUR BEST - PLAY WITH THE BEST. For ages 11-14 – Come and play with the professional teaching artists of Syracuse Stage as we dive into the magical world of creativity and performance. REGISTRATION: Register online now at: www.SyracuseStage.org/summerprograms.php Space limited. Scholarships available. For more information contact Kate Laissle at 315-442-7755 or kmlaissl@syr.edu

SALTspace

PROGRAM ONE: Session A: Acting Out Loud Session B: Creating Characters Develop a story from an idea to performance as you create and perform your own original work. Sessions include acting, improvisation, voice, and creative writing.

PROGRAM TWO: Syracuse Stage Experience A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sharpen your acting skills with movement, voice, and character development as you prepare for a presentation of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Location: SALTspace 102 Wyoming St Syracuse, NY Dates: Session A - July 15-19 Session B - July 22-26 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Tuition: $250 per week.

Location: Syracuse Stage 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY Dates: July 29 - August 9 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Tuition: $550 Before and after care available.

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