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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 13 | Letter from the Artistic Director 15 | Title 17 | Cast & Credits 19 | Song List 20 | Dramaturgical 29 | Cast & Artistic Staff Bios 49 | Mission/Vision 49 | About Syracuse Stage 49 | In the Community 50 | Next at Syracuse Stage 51 | Next at the Department of Drama 52 | Board of Trustees 53 | Emeritus Circle 53 | Education Advocacy Board 53 | Young Adult Council 55 | Sponsors 56 | Corporate, Foundation &

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L E T T E R F R O M T H E A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R

DEAR FRIENDS, Welcome to Syracuse Stage and this performance of Next to Normal.

Now we come to a story in our season where the crisis in the family can’t be fixed by math or magic slippers, and where the secret is so deep and dark that it challenges our very notion of sanity. Wait. What? That sounds tragic and sad. Who picked this show? For Syracuse? In the middle of winter? It’s dark enough around here already. Well, the person picking the show would be me. I picked this musical because as dark as it sounds, Next to Normal is full of optimism and hope—and love. It’s a musical about finding the light and never giving up. To be sure, Next to Normal is not your typical musical. A typical musical doesn’t win a Pulitzer Prize; a typical musical is not praised as “brave and breathtaking” by the New York Times. Next to Normal began as a 10-minute sketch called Feeling Electric, written as an indictment of big pharma. Further development in our nation’s nonprofit, regional theatres prepared it for a Broadway run, where I first saw it in 2009. It was at once epic and intimate, and I was drawn to it instantly.

 ROBERT HUPP. PHOTO: MARC SAFRAN

The heart of our season focuses on plays and musicals about family and home. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, The Wizard of Oz, Next to Normal, and A Raisin in the Sun explore aspects of our essential societal unit and how it endures in times of crisis. Drama needs conflict, so each of these stories hides a secret: Christopher’s mom isn’t dead; the ruby slippers could take Dorothy home at any time; Walter Lee loses the family nest egg. When we confront these secrets, a deeper truth is revealed: there’s no place like home; dreams don’t die so easily; what we might characterize as a disability is often anything but.

Next to Normal isn’t predictable or pat. It is a story of how a smart and insightful wife and mother wrestles with inescapable mental illness and how that illness affects her caregiving husband and her teenaged daughter. The soaring score immediately grabbed my attention, and the very real, sometimes funny, and always questioning characters were achingly honest and richly complex. Their struggle stayed with me long after the final notes faded away. I never forgot the impact this musical had on me eight years ago. As our season evolved, and a pattern of family as both a source of conflict and comfort emerged as a theme, Next to Normal seemed next to right. I hope you agree. Sincerely,

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

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PRESENTS

B O O K A N D LY R I C S B Y

MUSIC BY

Tom Kitt Brian Yorkey O R I G I N A L B R O A D WAY P R O D U C I T O N P R O D U C E D B Y

David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, and Second Stage Theatre DIRECTED BY

Robert Hupp CHOREOGRAPHER

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Brian Cimmet Anthony Salatino SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Shoko Kambara

Suzanne Chesney

Dawn Chiang

Jonathan Herter

PROJECTION DESIGNER

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Katherine Freer

Laura Jane Collins*

Harriet Bass

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

Jill A. Anderson Managing Director

SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSOR

Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees

George Bain

Kyle Bass Associate Artistic Director OPENING NIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST SPONSOR

SEASON SPONSORS

Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon Sullivan

New York premiere produced by Second Stage Theatre, New York, February 2008 (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Eecutive Director). Next to Normal was subsequently produced by Arena Stage in November 2008. Developed at Villiage Theatre, Issaquah, WA (Robb Hunt, Executive Producer; Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director). An earlier version was presented in the 2005 New York Theatre Festival. Support for the development of Next to Normal was provided by the Jonathan Larson Foundation. January 24 - February 11, 2018

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COLD READ: A FESTIVAL OF HOT NEW PLAYS

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ew work hot from the imaginations of some of the freshest voices writing for the theatre today. Syracuse Stage launches its Festival of New Plays by hosting a talented playwright and professional actors and directors for four days of exciting events. A party and script reading kick things off on Thursday evening. On Friday, see a staged reading of a play under consideration for a future production at Syracuse Stage. Saturday brings a solo performance of new work by a bold writer-performer. And on Sunday afternoon, we close the festival with a reading of a brand new work in progress, where the playwright will hear from you in a moderated discussion. Along the way, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and local craft beer. Good times and a chance to experience plays in the making.

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THURSDAY, April 5

COLD READ KICK-OFF.

FRIDAY, April 6

UNDER CONSIDERATION.

SATURDAY, April 7 SOLO ACT.

SUNDAY, April 8 “DRAFT/PAGES.” TIMES & LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED


THE CAST (speaking order)

Gabe...............................................................................Josh Tolle* Diana........................................................................Judy McLane* Dan...................................................................Glenn Seven Allen* Natalie....................................................................Sara Masterson* Henry....................................................................Tyler Fauntleroy* Dr. Madden, Dr. Fine......................................................Matt Ban* UNDERSTUDIES Heather Patterson King* (Diana) Matt Ban* (Dan) Caleb James Grochalski† (Gabe) Kate Jarecki† (Natalie) Jacob Rosen† (Dr. Madden, Dr. Fine) Michael Sloan† (Henry)

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Student Assistant Director: Lauren Mosier† Student Assistant Lighting Designer: Samuel Arencibia† Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice: Em Piraino Stage Management Interns: Rachel Ackerman†, Landon Lee† Assistant Audio Engineer: Kevin O'Connor Sound Journeyman: Trinisha Dupree Electrics Apprentice: Anastasia Sioris Wardrobe Supervisor: Sarah Stark Dressers: Megan Berner, Liz Jaquay Follow Spot Operators: Chris Green, Anthony Treigle Deck Crew: Brian McBurney, Jeff Wilson Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel Special thanks to Elese Archibald and Dr. Darvin Varon for their insight into the world of these characters.

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. Next to Normal 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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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 Just Another Day..................................................................................Company Everything Else.........................................................................................Natalie Who's Crazy/My Psychopharmacologist and I......................................Company Perfect for You.........................................................................Natalie and Henry I Miss the Mountains..................................................................................Diana It's Gonna Be Good .............................................................................Company He's Not Here...............................................................................................Dan You Don't Know.........................................................................................Diana I Am the One....................................................................Dan, Gabe and Diana Superboy and the Invisible Girl.....................................Natalie, Gabe and Diana I'm Alive......................................................................................................Gabe Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling..........................................Company I Dreamed a Dance.....................................................................Diana and Gabe There's a World...........................................................................................Gabe I've Been.......................................................................................................Dan Didn't I See This Movie?............................................................................Diana A Light in the Dark......................................................................Dan and Diana ACT 2 Wish I Were Here.................................................................................Company Song of Forgetting..........................................................Diana, Dan and Natalie Hey #1....................................................................................Natalie and Henry Seconds and Years.............................................Doctor Madden, Dan and Diana Better Than Before...............................Diana, Dan, Natalie and Doctor Madden Aftershocks..................................................................................................Gabe Hey #2....................................................................................Natalie and Henry You Don't Know (Reprise).........................................Diana and Doctor Madden How Could I Ever Forget?............................................................Diana and Dan It's Gonna Be Good (Reprise)......................................................Dan and Diana Why Stay?/A Promise..........................................Diana, Natalie, Dan and Henry I'm Alive (Reprise).......................................................................................Gabe The Break...................................................................................................Diana Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling (Reprise)......Diana, Gabe, Doctor Madden Maybe......................................................................................Diana and Natalie Hey #3/Perfect for You (Reprise).............................................Natalie and Henry So Anyway..................................................................................................Diana I Am the One (Reprise).................................................................Dan and Gabe Light.....................................................................................................Company There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

MUSICIANS Brian Cimmet....................................................................Piano, Conductor Barry Blumenthal..............................................................Violin, Synthesizer Greg Evans........................................................................Drums, Percussion Dennis Goettel....................................................................................Guitar Heidi Hoffman......................................................................................Cello Darryl Pugh.............................................................................................Bass

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A Birthday Present BY SYLVIA PLATH What is this, behind this veil, is it ugly, is it beautiful? It is shimmering, has it breasts, has it edges? I am sure it is unique, I am sure it is what I want. When I am quiet at my cooking I feel it looking, I feel it thinking ‘Is this the one I am too appear for, Is this the elect one, the one with black eye-pits and a scar? Measuring the flour, cutting off the surplus, Adhering to rules, to rules, to rules. Is this the one for the annunciation? My god, what a laugh!’ But it shimmers, it does not stop, and I think it wants me. I would not mind if it were bones, or a pearl button. I do not want much of a present, anyway, this year. After all I am alive only by accident. I would have killed myself gladly that time any possible way. Now there are these veils, shimmering like curtains, The diaphanous satins of a January window White as babies’ bedding and glittering with dead breath. O ivory! It must be a tusk there, a ghost column. Can you not see I do not mind what it is. Can you not give it to me? Do not be ashamed—I do not mind if it is small. Do not be mean, I am ready for enormity. Let us sit down to it, one on either side, admiring the gleam, The glaze, the mirrory variety of it. Let us eat our last supper at it, like a hospital plate. I know why you will not give it to me, You are terrified The world will go up in a shriek, and your head with it, Bossed, brazen, an antique shield,

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A marvel to your great-grandchildren. Do not be afraid, it is not so. I will only take it and go aside quietly. You will not even hear me opening it, no paper crackle, No falling ribbons, no scream at the end. I do not think you credit me with this discretion. If you only knew how the veils were killing my days. To you they are only transparencies, clear air. But my god, the clouds are like cotton. Armies of them. They are carbon monoxide. Sweetly, sweetly I breathe in, Filling my veins with invisibles, with the million Probable motes that tick the years off my life. You are silver-suited for the occasion. O adding machine——Is it impossible for you to let something go and have it go whole? Must you stamp each piece purple, Must you kill what you can? There is one thing I want today, and only you can give it to me. It stands at my window, big as the sky. It breathes from my sheets, the cold dead center Where split lives congeal and stiffen to history. Let it not come by the mail, finger by finger. Let it not come by word of mouth, I should be sixty By the time the whole of it was delivered, and to numb to use it. Only let down the veil, the veil, the veil. If it were death I would admire the deep gravity of it, its timeless eyes. I would know you were serious. There would be a nobility then, there would be a birthday. And the knife not carve, but enter Pure and clean as the cry of a baby, And the universe slide from my side.

 SYLVIA PLATH. PHOTO: NEW YORK CENTER FOR VISUAL HISTORY.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN YORKEY “We wanted to tell, as truthfully and humanly as possible, a story of a woman who struggled with mental illness and the family who struggled with her”

The following interview with Next to Normal book writer and lyricist Brian Yorkey was conducted in 2009 by Marcia Purse and originally published on the website verywell. MP: I recall reading in one interview that you and composer Tom Kitt began collaborating on this project in college. Was there someone in one or both of your lives who struggled with bipolar disorder? BY: Tom and I each have a number of people in our lives who have struggled with mental illness. They certainly had been on our minds throughout our time working on the show. We wanted to get the story right and have the medical part of it be as accurate as possible, for them and for all people who have similar struggles. Our original inspiration for the show came when we were in the BMI work-

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shop (the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop) for musical theatre songwriters. The final project of the first year of the workshop is a “10-minute musical” on the topic of your choosing. We wanted to do something a little different. So one night, when I saw a Dateline news report about ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), I had the idea: What about a story of a woman who has struggled with mental illness her whole life and all the men who have tried to help her? From this kernel, over the course of many years, Next to Normal grew. MP: The realism in the lyrics of a song such as “My


 WRITER AND LYRICIST BRIAN YORKEY WITH COMPOSER TOM KITT. PHOTO: WALTER McBRIDE.

Psychopharmacologist and I” is not something often found in fictional representations of mental illness. What research was involved that allowed you to so accurately touch the heart of what makes bipolar disorder such a devastating illness? BY: We did a tremendous amount of research as we wrote. Often every new plot point would send us off for more research. We read first-person accounts like Andy Behrman’s Electroboy,

Kay Redfield Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind, Kitty Dukakis’s Shock, Terri Cheney’s Manic, and William Styron’s Darkness Visible, among others. An invaluable resource was Andrew Solomon’s The Noonday Demon. We also looked at more clinical texts like Andre Green’s On Private Madness and seminal works like Listening to Prozac, by Peter Kramer. We also read many, many articles and personal accounts, doing our best to look at both sides of potentially

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“while the “civilians” in the show might not always make the best decisions, we wanted the doctors to behave as competent, wellmeaning, helpful doctors would — as, indeed, we believe most doctors do. ”


 BRIAN YORKEY AND TOM KITT IN A REHEARSAL OF IF/THEN. PHOTO: MATTHEW MURPHY.

controversial aspects of the story. MP: During the show’s development did you consult with individuals who have bipolar disorder, significant others to those with this mental illness, or medical professionals such as psychiatrists or psychologists? BY: We were fortunate to have both a psychiatrist and a psychologist consulting with us along the way. They read drafts of the show, saw the pro-

ductions along the way, and gave us recommendations for language, diagnosis, treatment and such. We told them that while the “civilians” in the show might not always make the best decisions, we wanted the doctors to behave as competent, well-meaning, helpful doctors would — as, indeed, we believe most doctors do. Our goal was not to indict medicine in any way — far from it. Our goal was to show how insidious the disease is, how chal-

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lenging to diagnose and treat. And survive. We didn’t directly consult with individuals who have bipolar disorder. But every time we did a public presentation of the material, we were blessed to hear from numerous people who suffered themselves or loved someone who did. Their feedback, both positive and constructively critical, certainly informed our work . . . As we rewrote, with each draft we got a little more precise with Di-


“We recognize ourselves and our family members in the Goodmans. I also think the show provides a few laughs and a really good cry, and we all need those.” ana’s symptoms, a little better at diagnosing her and clearer on the impact these things would have on her and her family. With the aforementioned help from our consultants, we zeroed in on her specific case and exactly what course her treatment and ongoing struggle should take. In that way, I think it mirrors the experience of many patients who must take a long-term approach to living with and fighting a disease that changes shape over time. MP: Some significant changes were made to the show when it moved to Broadway. Some scenes were changed, some new songs added, etc. These changes seem to have breathed raw, unshielded emotion into the musical. Were these changes in response to how people with bipolar disorder perceived and related to the production?

BY: In part, absolutely. We never changed our goal through the many years of working on this show. We wanted to tell, as truthfully and humanly as possible, a story of a woman who struggled with mental illness and the family who struggled with her. What did change is how our work went over with audiences, with critics and especially with those who knew the subject matter intimately. Obviously, every single person has a different take on it, but over time you start to hear a consensus from these groups. There are things you hear again and again, and those are the ones you take to heart. We wanted this show to be an emotional experience, as honest as it could be, and we wanted people to experience emotions with Diana and her family — to empathize, to share the experience, rather than just witness it.

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MP: Clearly, you don’t have to know someone with bipolar disorder to appreciate this musical. Why do you think so many people connect with the show? BY: I think many more of us are closer to these issues than others may know. Mental illness has touched someone we love in some way and I think Next to Normal is rare (certainly for musicals) in bringing these struggles to light and to some catharsis. I also think, even if our immediate families haven’t experienced these exact issues, we’ve all struggled with a family dynamic that’s . . . challenging. We recognize ourselves and our family members in the Goodmans. I also think the show provides a few laughs and a really good cry, and we all need those. 


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PULITZER’S EXCLUSIVE CLUB It is a most exclusive distinction—musicals that have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Since the founding of the prize in 1917, only nine musicals have been so honored. Next to Normal was number eight when it won in 2010. The Pulitzer jury recognized Next to Normal for expanding “the scope of subject matter for musicals.” Most of the Pulitzer-winning musicals were considered game changers in the art form that combined innovative musical styles with compelling topics. A complete list is below. Most will be familiar and deserving, including the most recently honored musical, Hamilton. Of Thee I Sing (1932) Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by George S Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind. South Pacific (1950) Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Hammerstein & Joshua Logan. Fiorello! (1960) Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Jerome Weidman & George Abbott.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1962) Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert. A Chorus Line (1976) Music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante.

Rent (1996) Music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson. Next to Normal (2010) Music by Tom Kitt, lyrics and book by Brian Yorkey. Hamilton (2016) Music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Sunday in the Park with George (1985) Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine.

 1: AARON TVEIT, ALICE RIPLEY, AND J. ROBERT SPENCER IN NEXT TO NORMAL. PHOTO: SARA KRULWICH. | 2: ANTHONY RAPP AND CAST IN RENT. PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS. | 3: MANDY PATINKIN AND BERNADETTE PETERS IN SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. PHOTO: MARTHA SWOPE. | 4: ROBERT MORSE IN HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. 5: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND CAST IN HAMILTON. PHOTO: SARA KRULWICH.

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CAST Glenn Seven Allen (Dan). Broadway/NY: The Light in the Piazza (Lincoln Center Theater/Nonesuch Records), Carousel (Avery Fisher Hall/ PBS Great Performances), Girl Crazy (City Center Encores!), La Campana Sommersa, Candide (NYCO), Casino Paradise (Lincoln CenterAmerican Songbook), A Fine and Private Place (York Theatre/JAY Records), A Time For Singing (York Theatre), Rigoletto (Queens Symphony), Der Vampyr (Carnegie Hall), The Long Christmas Dinner (Alice Tully Hall), Turn Of The Screw (Symphony Space), Orange Blossoms (Symphony Space/Albany Records), Amerike The Golden Land, Di Goldene Kale (NYRT) A Room with a View/The Italiano (Old Globe), Camelot/Lancelot (Arvada Center), HMS Pinafore/ Ralf (Opera Saratoga), Sweeney Todd/Pirelli (Alpine Theater Project) The Chocolate Soldier/Alexius (Bard Summerscape), 1776/Rutledge (Goodspeed), The Pirates Of Penzance/Frederic (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Jesus Christ Superstar/Pilate (N.C. Theatre), Cabaret/ Cliff (Arena Stage-Helen Hayes Nominee-Best Actor), A Little Night Music/Carl Magnus (Indiana Rep), Masterclass/Tony (Gulfshore Playhouse). Training: M.F.A. Acting (University of Washington), B.F.A. Musical Theatre (University of Michigan). Faculty: Yale School of Drama. Upcoming: Brokeback Mountain (NYCO).

Matt Ban (Dr. Madden, Dr. Fine) is excited to be making his Syracuse Stage debut. He is best known for playing Dennis DuPree in Rock of Ages on Broadway and on tour, and has also toured North America with Monty Python’s Spamalot as Sir Bedevere, the Black Knight, and other Python favorites. Most recently, Matt was seen in the world premiere of A Fairy Tale Christmas at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Other Regional credits include: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dr. Watson), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim), Little Shop of Horrors (Dentist, et. al), and many more. Matt is also an accomplished voice over artist whose voice can be heard on multiple cartoons, including PrimoTV’s upcoming Pumpkin Reports, as well as guided audio tours from Paris to Guam. TV credits include: Madam Secretary (CBS, dir. Eric Stoltz), Crashing (HBO, Gillian Robspierre).  Matt and his amazing wife Erin are the creators of their own cabaret act, “Making it Work,” playing to sellout crowds on the South Shore of New England. Thank you to Hannah and everyone at HCKR, Bob and the whole Syracuse Stage team, his wonderful family, and of course, his incredible wife. Tyler Fauntleroy (Henry). Regional:  Romeo and Juliet  (directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Playhouse). Recent graduate of Virginia Common-

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CAST wealth University where he appeared as Lucas Benieke in The Addams Family and Bobby Strong in Urinetown. He spent a summer at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in plays directed by Lucy Tiberghien and May Adrales. Tyler would like to thank God, James Stover, and Ben Miller (teachers), Davis Spylios Management, and the great women of his family.

Award for Distinguished Performance in the Theatre. She has appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman performing duets with the legendary Chita Rivera, Aspects of Love, and Chess. She played the role of Lillian in the two-person musical and world premiere of Los Otros by Michale John LaChuisa at the Everyman Theatre. Her national and international tours include the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, Mrs. Baskin in Big, and Side By Side By Sondheim directed by Rob Marshall. Favorite roles include: Phyllis in Follies (Signature Theater, Helen Hayes nomination), Eva Peron in Evita, the title character in Victor/ Victoria, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Luisa in Nine, Nancy in Oliver!, Florence in Chess, Lily in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paper Mill Playhouse), Marie in Lombardi, Margaret in Light in the Piazza (Raleigh Theatre, Broadway World Award) Rebecca in Rags (American Musical Theater of San Jose), Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Sacramento Music Circus), and Lucy in Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde (Casa Mañana). As a worldwide concert and cabaret artist, she has performed as a soloist with countless symphony orchestras including Bolshoi Orchestra in Moscow; the National Orchestra of Lyon, France; National Symphony of Canada; National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C; Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras; and Chess in Concert at Carnegie Hall. She stars as Donna in the cult classic film,

Sara Masterson (Natalie) is thrilled to be making her debut at Syracuse Stage with this beautiful project. Previous credits: Fun Home (Medium Alison), Portland Center Stage; A Christmas Carol (Belle/ Catherine Margret), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; The Secret Garden (Martha), Idaho Shakespeare Festival/ Great Lakes Theater; A Little Night Music (Anne), The New London Barn Playhouse. Sara is a proud graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Endless love and gratitude to CGF Talent and to her amazing family. www.saramastersonactor.com Judy McLane (Diana) is a Broadway veteran who performed over 4000 shows of Mamma Mia! on Broadway. She starred as Donna Sheridan and Tanya, making her the longest running lead in Mamma Mia! history. She received critical acclaim creating the role of Vienna in Johnny Guitar, garnering a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League

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CAST Were the World Mine. Television includes NBC’s The Blacklist, Guiding Light, and Another World. Judy can be heard on the recordings of Johnny Guitar and Sundance the Musical. www.judymclane.net Instagramjudy.mclane Twitter:@RealJudyMclane

derstudied Charlie Price in the First National Tour of Kinky Boots. Favorite credits include West Side Story (A-Rab) with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Altar Boyz (Matthew) at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, and Next to Normal (Gabe) at Drury Lane in Chicago (Jeff Award Nomination). Josh is also a songwriter and pop vocalist featured most notably in the Feinstein’s/54 Below concert series, Broadway Loves. Proud graduate of CCM and member of Actors’ Equity. Thanks to Nicolosi & Co. and love to Mom and Dad!

Josh Tolle (Gabe) is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage debut with this incredible show! Josh recently played Harry and un-

UNDERSTUDIES Dorothy Gale in the Syracuse Stage/ Department of Drama co-production of The Wizard of Oz. Some favorite past roles include Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Special thanks to the cast and creative team who have made this show possible, to her incredible friends and family, and to her wildly amazing and supportive parents.

Caleb James Grochalski (Gabe u/s) originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is currently a junior B.F.A. Musical Theater major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Favorite performances include Crazy For You (Department of Drama), The Wizard of Oz (Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production), Mary Poppins (Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production), Major Barbara (Department of Drama), Ragtime: In Concert (Department of Drama), White Christmas, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Disaster!, Chicago, You Can’t Take it with You, Seussical, and The Secret Garden. For Pappy. @calebjamesgroch

Heather Patterson King (Diana u/s) is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful team. Off-Broadway: On the Rails. TV: Shadow of Doubt. Mamma Mia! (Donna–Broadway World, Best Actress); Arrow Rock Lyceum, Fireside; Mamma Mia! (Tanya); Mamma Mia! International, Engeman; Hit Her With the Skates (Rebecca); Part of the Plan (Patricia); Oliver! (Nancy), Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma Sarah), The Wizard of

Kate Jarecki (Natalie u/s) is a sophomore Musical Theater major from Aurora, Illinois. She recently made her Syracuse Stage debut as 33


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UNDERSTUDIES Oz (Glinda): NC Theatre; Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet): Indiana Repertory Theatre; Mary Poppins (Mrs. Banks), Damn Yankees (Meg), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Footloose (Vi), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), My Fair Lady (Eliza–North Carolina Symphony soloist), The Sound of Music (Maria). www.heatherpattersonking.com. Many thanks to The Price Group! Love to Chris.

Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik). He would like to thank his parents and sister for their undying support and you for supporting the arts. Michael Sloan (Henry u/s), originally from Ithaca, NY, is currently a sophomore Musical Theater major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama. He recently appeared in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble, Tinman u/s) and the Department of Drama mainstage production of Crazy For You (Ensemble). He can be seen next in the Department of Drama production of the new musical Fly More Than You Fall. Michael would like to thank his family for all of their love and support. @michaelfsloan

Jacob Rosen (Dr. Madden u/s, Dr. Fine u/s) is a sophomore Acting major from Natick, MA, and is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage debut. Previously, he appeared in Eurydice (Father) with Black Box Players and can be seen in the spring making his Department of Drama debut in Little

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Shoko Kambara (Scenic Designer). Previous designs at Syracuse Stage: The Bomb-itty of Errors and The Turn of the Screw. Other work in Finger Lakes area: Always Patsy Cline (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Guys and Dolls (FLMTFSALT award nomination), Dégagé (The Hangar Theatre), and Third (The Hangar Theatre). Opera: The Prince of Players (Houston Grand Opera, world premiere), The Barber of Seville (Opera Philadelphia, Opera Theatre of St. Louis [St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Outstanding Set Design], Opera Omaha, Virginia

Opera), and Don Pasquale (Juilliard School). Other recent work: Carrie: The Musical (Montclair State University), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Nice Work If You Can Get It (National Tour, Worklight Productions), Animals Out of Paper (Hudson Stage Company), and Shining City (Nevada Conservatory Theatre). Broadway associate design work: Macbeth, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Man and Boy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Million Dollar Quartet, The Miracle Worker, Ragtime, and 33 Variations. Broad-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F way assistant work: Beautiful, Follies, Grease, Lestat, The Threepenny Opera, The Pajama Game, Little Women, I Am My Own Wife, and The Look of Love. M.F.A. in Scenic Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. B.A. from Dartmouth College. Adjunct professor at Montclair State University. www.shokokambara.com

buk. She has designed the lighting at numerous regional theatres including Denver Center Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, South Coast Repertory, Alliance Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theater, Studio Arena Theatre, and Geva Theatre. On Broadway, Dawn designed the lighting for Zoot Suit, was co-designer for Tango Pasion, and associate lighting designer for Show Boat, The Life, and the original production of La Cage Aux Folles. Off- Broadway, she has designed for the Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and co-designed the first two seasons of the Encores! concert musical series at City Center. Dawn was resident lighting designer for New York City Opera, where her designs included A Little Night Music and Fanciulla del West. She is the lighting designer for the award winning FDNY Fire Zone at Rockefeller Center, New York. Awards include two Lighting Designer of the Year Awards (Syacuse Area Live Theatre), two Dramalogue Awards, a THEA Award (Themed Entertainment Association) and nominations for the Hewes Design Award from American Theatre Wing, Los Angeles Drama Critics’ and San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Award.

Suzanne Chesney (Costume Designer) is pleased to return to Syracuse Stage where she previously designed To Kill a Mockingbird, Blithe Spirit, and Turn of the Screw. Her other regional credits include The Humans, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Glass Menagerie, and  Clybourne Park at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and Dégagé, Third, and A Christmas Carol at the Hangar Theatre. Suzanne is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre where she has designed numerous productions over the last 10 years including New York premieres of Photograph 51, Isaac’s Eye, Kentucky, Please Continue, Lenin’s Embalmers, and Spill. Suzanne was an assistant costume designer on Law & Order (NBC) during seasons 16-20 and season 1 of Unforgettable (CBS). www.suzannechesney.com Dawn Chiang (Lighting Designer) designed the lighting for the Syracuse Stage productions of To Kill A Mockingbird, Other Desert Cities, The Glass Menagerie, August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, Rent, Blithe Spirit, Boys Next Door, Little Women, Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, M. Butterfly, and The Dyb-

Jonathan Herter (Sound Designer) is serving as resident sound designer for his 21st season at Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University's Department of Drama. Mr. Herter has designed for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena, Wilma, Geva,

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Round House, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Virginia Stage, and the Hangar Theater, as well as other theatres across the nation. Some of his favorite designs have been: Ring of Fire, 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.

the United States including: Arena Stage (Washington D.C.), Center Stage (Baltimore, MD), The Wilma (Philadelphia, PA), Arts Emerson (Boston, MA), La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA), Center Theater Group (Los Angeles, CA), A.C.T. (San Francisco, CA), Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IN), New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ), Syracuse Stage, (Syracuse, NY), the Apollo Theater (Harlem, NY), BAM Fischer (Brooklyn, NY), Theater Row (New York, NY), and New World Stages (New York, NY). Her work has been profiled in the New York Times, The Creators Project, Lighting and Sound America, and TimeOut NY. In addition to designing video for the stage, Kate’s installation work has been presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Hall of Science, the Smithsonian National Building Museum, the Hammond Museum, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Gallery 151, and the Front Room Gallery. Her early video work includes Beatbox Flute Inspector Gadget Remix, a simple yet popular video with over 30 million views on YouTube and a People’s Choice Award nomination. In addition, Kate is a Wearhacks NYC Award winner, a Helen Hayes nominee, and an Innovative Theater Award nominee. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Syracuse University, New York University, Wake Forest University, and University of Iowa. Kate received a B.F.A. in film from New York University. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local

Katherine Freer (Projection 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 reality. Her background in narrative film, documentary, animation, and computer science combine to generate work that is not only aesthetically beautiful, but pushes conventional boundaries. Frequent collaborators include Liz Lerman, Ping Chong, Tim Bond, Kamilah Forbes, Stein | Holum Projects, Talvin Wilks, and Tamilla Woodard. Kate’s work has been showcased at festivals internationally including: the Sarajevo Winter Festival, Bosnia, with the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company; the International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga in Yaroslavl, Russia, with Liz Lerman; and the World Wide Words Festival in Roskilde, Denmark, with Shontina Vernon. Her theatrical designs have been featured at venues across

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F USA 829 and a founding member of Imaginary Media.

ing director since 1989, casting for theatre, film, and television. In New York City, Harriet 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 last three of the late August Wilson’s ten part play series: the original and touring productions of Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean, and the Off-Broadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include: Syracuse Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Trinity Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center,  Indiana Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Longwharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and PlayMakers Repertory Theatre. Feature film credits include: Pushing Hands, directed by Ang Lee; Underheat, starring Lee Grant; First We Take Manhattan, produced by Golden Harvest Inc.; and Graves End, directed by Sal Stabile.

Laura Jane Collins (Stage Manager) returns for her eighth season with Syracuse Stage and will stage manage three productions: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, Next to Normal, and The Magic Play. She spends the majority of her time working with theaters in Central New York. Regional credits include: Disgraced, How I Learned to Drive, The Christians,  Stupid F***ing Bird, Steve Martin’s The Underpants,  In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Piano Lesson, Chinglish, Scorched, Good People, Two Trains Running, Moby Dick, Red, The Boys Next Door, and  No Child… (Syracuse Stage); The Foreigner, Third, The Hound of the Baskervilles, God of Carnage, Around the World in 80 Days, 4000 Miles, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre); Ghost: The Musical (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival). Dance production credits include: All that Jazz, Slightly Sinful,  Ballet on the Edge, The Nutcracker (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, and she’s now based on Long Island.  Harriet Bass (Casting) has been an independent New York cast-

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C R E AT O R S Tom Kitt (Music) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony nomination, Outer Critics nomination); High Fidelity (Broadway); Bring it On, The Musical (co-composer with LinManuel Miranda, Broadway); The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline (The Public’s NYSF); From Up Here and The Madrid (MTC); Orphans (Broadway) and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons). Tom is also responsible for the music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations for Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway, and provided additional arrangements for their Grammy Awardwinning album 21st Century Breakdown and their album trilogy, Tré! Tom also received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, "Bigger". He composed songs for an episode of Royal Pains. As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, his credits include Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), The Kennedy Center Honors, 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), These Paper Bullets (Yale Rep), and Urban Cowboy. Upcoming musical projects include SpongeBob Squarepants, The Musical; Freaky Friday; Magic Mike;

The Visitor; Dave; Jagged Little Pill; and Grease Live. Brian Yorkey (Book and Lyrics) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2009 Tony Award for Best Score, for Next to Normal. Brian was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Next to Normal, and his work on the show earned him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score. He partnered again with the Next to Normal team on If/ Then (Tony Award nominee for Best Score) starring Idina Menzel. Brian co-wrote the libretto for The Last Ship with John Logan, with a score by Sting. He is currently working on the original musical Jesus in My Bedroom, with composer Tim Symons, as well as stage musical adaptations of Magic Mike, the Tom McCarthy film The Visitor, and Freaky Friday, with Disney Theatricals. Brian adapted Jay Asher’s bestselling novel 13 Reasons Why for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Film projects in active development include Chase for Anonymous Content and Rosenzweig Films, Time After Time for Universal, and Score! for Team Downey and Warner Bros. Other theatre credits include Making Tracks, which has played off-Broadway and regionally, the musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet, and the country musical Play It By Heart. Brian has directed off-Broadway and regionally and for seven years was associate artistic director at Village Theatre in Washington state, one of the nation’s leading producers of new musicals.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR Brian Cimmet has previously been music director for Syracuse Stage’s productions of The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and Hairspray; associate music director for Rent and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and vocal director for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With the Syracuse University Department of Drama, he has been the resident music director and a member of the fulltime faculty since 2010. Brian teaches classes in Musical Theater Literature and History, Audition Technique, and Music Foundations. He has directed the Department of Drama productions of Like You Like It (2012), Merrily We Roll Along (2012) and Avenue Q (2015), and will be directing Little Shop of Horrors this spring. 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, 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, and Guess What?, 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), and contributor to several puzzle books, some of which are available at Barnes & Noble.

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, Peter Pan 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 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 West44


CHOREOGRAPHER port 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.

DIRECTOR/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert Hupp is in his second season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. The Three Musketeers marked his Syracuse Stage directing debut. 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 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, two dogs, and a cat named Pi.

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MANAGING DIRECTOR Jill A. Anderson arrived at Syracuse Stage in July, 2016, and is delighted to serve as managing director. Jill is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6 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 in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington DC’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. Jill has also served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards and participated in mentoring programs for high school and college students, including the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jill is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, look forward to calling Central New York home for years to come.

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 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, a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference, and Pushcart Prize nominee. He is currently writing a new play titled Possessing Harriet, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association. Kyle is the co-author of the original screenplay Day of Days. The film stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt (Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias, A River Runs Through It) and was released by Broad Green Pictures in 2017. He is currently writing the

screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke. 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. He 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 and was subsequently produced at Yale Rep and will be presented in the Kennedy Center this October. Kyle recently completed Separated, a piece of documentary theatre about the student military veterans at Syracuse University,

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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 which was first presented at Syracuse Stage in January, directed by Robert Hupp. Kyle’s prose and other writings have appeared in the journals Folio and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing and he has appeared as a guest on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More,” discussing race in American theatre. Kyle has taught in the MFA Creative Writing program at Goddard College since

2006. He also teaches playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and theatre courses in the Department of African American Studies. He has also taught playwriting at Colgate University and at Hobart & William Smith Colleges and he is Drama Editor for the award-winning journal Stone Canoe. Kyle holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE STAGE

Thank you for making Syracuse Stage your artistic home! We are delighted to present our 45th season – a season that explores the meaning of home and belonging.

Gifts to Syracuse Stage allows us to create work that touches tens of thousands of lives each season – providing a “home” to explore new ideas, review classics, and celebrate the magic of theatre! With your help, teams of professional actors, designers, and directors join Stage’s talented artisans to bring new worlds to our Central New York Community. Gifts to Syracuse Stage support our team every step of the way and allow them to bring out productions to life. Our “Magic of 44” campaign last season was a resounding success and your generosity resulted in us meeting our fundraising goal! We here at Stage are immensely grateful for your giving, and for allowing us to reach out to the community. Please help make this year as successful as the last. Thank you to the thousands of patrons each year who support our home. Every Gift Matters. Make yours today. WWW.SYRACUSESTAGE.ORG | 315-443-3931

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MISSION/VISION Mission: Syracuse Stage is a global village

turous, and entertaining productions of new plays, classics, and musicals, and offer interactive education and outreach programs in Central New York.

square where renowned artists and audiences of all ages gather to celebrate our cultural richness, witness the many truths of our common humanity, and explore the transformative power of live theatre. Celebrating our 45th season as a professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, we create innovative, adven-

Vision: Syracuse Stage illuminates the

many truths of our common humanity through the transformative power of live theatre.

A B O U T S Y R A C U S E S TA G E Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s

and Ping Chong. These visiting artists are supported by a staff of artisans, technicians, educators, and administrators who are responsible for all facets of the theatre from building sets, props, and costumes to marketing, development, and box office. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Year after year their support and patronage contribute to the success of the theatre. Additional support from government, foundations, corporations, and Syracuse University helps to ensure the continued role of Syracuse Stage as a valued cultural resource for the community.  Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation, and the East Genesee Regent Association.

premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in 44 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 20,000 students throughout Central New York. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country. America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Stage including: Tony Awardwinners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara,

IN THE COMMUNITY An important aspect of the Syracuse Stage mission is to be an active partner and resource in the Central New York community. Each season Syracuse Stage is pleased to partner with a diverse group of community organizations in sponsoring and facilitating various programs, benefits, and events. Ongoing and past partnerships include Arc of Onondaga, The

Burton Blatt Institute, ARISE, InterFaith Works of Central New York, Hospice of CNY, SUNY Upstate Medical/St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Onondaga County, The Learning Place, AIDS Community Resources, Syracuse Homes, The Chadwick Residence, The Child Care Council of Onondaga County, and Vera House, among others.

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

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

THE MAGIC PLAY

B Y L O R R A I N E H A N S B E R R Y | DI R E C TE D B Y T I M OT H Y D O U G L A S | C O - P RODUC E D WITH I N D I A N A R E P E R TO R Y T H E AT RE | FE B R UA R Y 2 1 M A R C H 1 1 | O P E N I N G N I G H T: FE B R UA R Y 2 3

B Y A NDR E W HI ND ERAKER | D IRECTED BY HA LE NA K AYS | CO -PRO D UCED W ITH ACTO RS THE ATR E OF LOU ISVILLE AN D PO RTLAN D C E NTE R S TAGE | APRIL 25 - MAY 13 OP E NING NIGH T: APRIL 27

Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork has rightfully earned its place among the great American plays because it speaks anew to each generation. The story of the Younger family—three generations trying to build a better life on Chicago’s South Side—resonates loudly with those pursuing the American dream today. Whose dreams get realized and whose deferred? The power of Hansberry’s writing makes A Raisin in the Sun as vital today as in 1959. Timothy Douglas (Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Lesson Before Dying, Jitney, The Crucible, Intimate Apparel, and Gem of the Ocean) returns to direct this American Theatre classic.

Acclaimed magician, illusion designer, and actor Brett Schneider stars in a mind-blowing spectacle that combines the allure of a live magic show with engaging drama. A successful young magician, reeling from a recent romantic break-up, struggles to keep his offstage reality from undermining his onstage illusions. Magic tricks highlight this one-of-a-kind and uplifting theatrical experience.

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THE SEAGULL

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ

BY ANTON CHEKHOV | DIRECTED BY ROB BUNDY F E B R UA R Y 2 3 – M A R C H 4 O P E N I N G N I G H T : F E B R UAR Y 2 4

B Y PAULA VOGE L | D IRECTED BY K ATH E R INE M c GERR | MARCH 30 – APRIL 8 OP E NING NIGH T: MARCH 31

“The comedy has three female roles, six male roles, four acts, a view of a lake, much conversation about literature . . . and five tons of love.” So wrote Anton Chekhov to a friend about The Seagull, the 1895 play that established his reputation as a playwright and catapulted the famed Moscow Art Theatre to prominence. It’s all quite simple: Medvedenko loves Masha who loves Konstantin who loves Nina who loves Trigorin who’s involved with Arkadina. Meanwhile, Paulina is married to Shamreyev, but she pines for Dr. Dorn. What could go wrong? “So much love! Oh, that bewitching lake!”

Paula Vogel is a master of finding humor in life’s dark corners. The Baltimore Waltz, written as a kind of theatrical eulogy to her beloved brother who died of AIDS in 1988, is a satiric and at times whacky comedy that charts a tale of a schoolteacher named Anna who takes a wild, lust-filled, last grab at life trip abroad after contracting a (fictional) fatal malady. As she indulges in food and romance, her brother Carl embarks on an absurd pursuit for a possible cure inspired by the classic film The Third Man. Reality and fantasy intermingle in this daringly comedic and ultimately heart-stirring play about love, loss, and coping with grief.

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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

Fran Nichols Vice Chairman Emeritus Eric Mower + Associates PRESIDENT

Bea Gonzalez Dean, University College Syracuse University CHAIR-ELECT

Richard Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank VICE CHAIR

Janet Audunson Senior 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 TREASURER

Lorraine Branham Dean/Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Syracuse University SECRETARY

Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Jill Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer Dan Berman Partner Hancock Estabrook, LLP Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc.

Robin Curtis Zellar Homes/Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty Richard Driscoll Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank

Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Molly Mulvihill VP, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Herman R. Frazier Senior Deputy Athletics Director Syracuse University

Virginia Parker Retired Educator

Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor

Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group

Neil Gold Retired VP Gold Pure Food Products Jacki Goldberg VP Fundraising Syracuse Stage Guild Nancy Green Investment Advisor Edward S. Green & Associates John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC Maria Marrero Department of Drama Professor Syracuse University

Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer

Julia Martin Associate Attorney, Bousquet Holstein

Steve Chase Senior Vice President Harbridge Consulting Group

Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon

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Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University Robert Pomfrey President & CEO POMCO 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 Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER Michael S. Tick Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church 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 Eddie Green Joan Green Elizabeth Hartnett

Claude Incaudo Howard C. Johnson Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower

Judy Mower Michael Shende Jack Webb

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Rhiannon Berry

Melissa Morgan

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Defurio

Matthew Phillips

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Jordan Berger JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Samantha Aitken

Jared Dunn

Lauren Lammers

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

Chloe Butler

Ryan Dunn

Isabella Lantry

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Mackenzie Bruen

Garrett Frink

Olivia Moffa

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Lily Byrne

Annie Gorham

Tyler Piper

CATO-MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL

C. W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Derek Caldeira

Chloe Hill

Victoria Sayre

FABIUS POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL

PAUL V. MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Ciardy

Marcus Johnson

Peyton VanBoden

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

HOMESCHOOLED

Cami Cortez

Molly Kotzin

Eleanor Wester

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL

Marissa DiGennaro JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

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NEXT TO NORMAL SPONSORS

Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees

The Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees is pleased to sponsor Next to Normal. This Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winner is a work that dares to address the difficult topic of mental illness and its effect on a family. Throughout its production history, including highly successful Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, Next to Normal has deeply touched audiences by treating with truth, power, and compassion an issue that effects many lives. Congratulations to Bob Hupp, who chose Next to Normal as his second directorial effort at Syracuse Stage, for embracing and sharing theatre that, while always entertaining, can speak to us in more meaningful ways. We look forward to many outstanding productions ahead. The Syracuse University Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to support Syracuse Stage in its efforts to reflect, interpret, and celebrate the human experience through live theatre. The Humanities Center and Syracuse Stage share goals of exploring enduring questions that engage our diverse histories via creative and intellectual innovation.

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS*

Richard Mather Fund

*Corporate, Foundation, and Government operating support received in the last 12 months from $2,800 and above and in-kind support from $10,000 and above.

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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. Contributors listed below represent donations received in the past twelve months. 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 & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL $100,000+ Syracuse University $75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 Advance Media New York§ County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts Destiny USA§ Genesee Grande§ $20,000 - $49,999 Central New York Community Foundation County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts The Richard Mather Fund« New York State Council on the Arts Shubert Foundation $12,500 - $19,999 Allyn Family Foundation Bank of America – Children’s Tour Business Journal News Network§ Cumulus Media§ iHeartMedia§ M&T Bank NBT Bank« NewsChannel 9§ Urban CNY§ WAER § $7,500 - $12,499 AXA Foundation Chase  = INCREASED GIFT,

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Syracuse New Times§ WRVO§ $5,000 - $7,499 Barclay Damon Carrier Corporation Community Bank N.A. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield The Grandma Brown Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Lockheed Martin MST Pathfinder Bank Phoebe’s§ Pinnacle Raymour & Flanigan The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 20172018 Syracuse Symposium™ on Belonging Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Stage Guild Tompkins Financial Advisors Upstate Medical University Wegmans

Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation J.R. Clancy Crowne Plaza Syracuse§ Dannible & McKee, LLP Dolce Vita World Bistro§ McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc.« National Grid Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation« Syracuse Blue Print§ Theatre Development Fund, Inc.

$2,800 - $4,999 Bank of New York Mellon Cathedral Candle Company« The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation« Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation

$500 - $1,499 ACLS Mailing & Fulfillment§ Action Printwear, Inc.§ Anoplate Corp. Cardinal Health Eastern Security Service Giarrusso Building Supplies Heritage Masonry Restoration The Kelberman Center Liberty Mutual Merrill Lynch Midstate Printing Corp.§ Law Office of Keith D. Miller Nixon Gear, Inc. Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Charitable Trust L. & J.G. Stickley« Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education

$1,500 - $2,799 Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty

$250 - $499 Anaren Alan Byer Volvo

* = STAGE BOARD MEMBER, STAGE EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER, as of January 3, 2018

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL Aspen Dental Columbian Financial Group Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC Dunk & Bright Furniture Elsbeth Rose East Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings GE Foundation Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert« Hueber-Breuer Construction Co, Inc. King David’s Restaurant Longley Jones

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Bill Rapp Subaru Reeves Farms Rockacres Veterinary Hospital Salina Abstract & Title Agency Smith Contemporary Furniture/Smith Interiors Ltd SOS: Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists The Horowitch Family Foundation The Mid-York Press, Inc. Tops Friendly Market

University College of Syracuse University Carol Watson Greenhouse Zellar Homes Ltd. $75 - $249 Brady Systems Fulton Savings Bank Gaspirini Sales, Inc. Genuine Parts Company Lead to Success Sheats & Bailey PLLC Urist Financial & Retirement Planning Visual Technologies Ann Wolfson Associates

ENDOWMENT & PLANNED GIFT DONORS $100,000 - $124,999 In Honor and Memory of Sheldon P. Peterfreund and Josephine A. Peterfreund

$10,500 - $24,999 The Estate of Rosemary Curtis $5,000 - $9,999 Mary Louise Dunn Fund§

$2,500 - $4,999 Dr. William J. Clark, Jr. Fund«

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS All new and increased gifts this season are matched dollar for dollar by The Richard Mather Fund. Benefactors’ Circle $10,000+ George* Bain« Bill & Nancy* Byrne« Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon* Sullivan« Founders’ Circle $7,500 - $9,999 Mary & Larry* Leatherman« Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon« Playwrights’ Circle $5,000 - $7,499 Daniel Bingham & Gail Hamner Helene* & Neil* Gold« Jacki* & Michael Goldberg« Suzanne* & Kevin* McAuliffe« Judy & Eric* Mower

Sally Lou & Fran* Nichols« Patricia & Melvin* Stith« Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen« Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier« Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht Barbara & Michael Flintrop« Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard Ann & Larry* Harris« Brigitte & Peter Herzog« Roberta & Rocco* Mangano Judith Sayles & David Murray Frederick & Virginia* Parker Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey Mrs. Sherwin Radin

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Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald Kris & Jeffrey Bogart Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown Richard Bunce James Clark & Sharon Gordon« Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable« Robin Curtis* & David Zellar Edward & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Alex Epsilanty & Dan Jonas


Herman R. Frazier* Barbara W. Genton Joan Green Betsy Hartnett* David & Sally Hootnick Clea & Bob Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash« Mrs. Claude Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish« Kathy Kelly* & Len Weiner« Ann & Dan* Lent« Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat« Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall« John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell« Kevin & Molly* Mulvihill Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D.« Rosemary Pooler Yiwei Qi & Julie Yu Rissa & Michael Ratner« Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar* Molly Ryan* & Tim Byrnes Dene A. Sarason Robert Sarason* & Jane Birkhead« Elaine & Michael* Shende« Margaret & Richard* Shirtz« Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith« Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding Raymond & Linda Straub« Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland« Cindy Sutton & Family« Cherry & Peter Thun« Linda & Jack* Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Laurie & Michael* Zoanetti« Patrons $1,000 - $1,499 Eric R. Allyn & Meg O’Connell Maria & Paul Badami Marlene A. Brown« Craig & Kathy Byrum« Joan Christy Mr. W. Carroll Coyne« John Druke« Mary Ann Finn«

Grace & Michael Flusche« Marya & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC Winifred E. Greenberg Theodore C. & Antonia M. Hansen« John* & Kim Huhtala« Linda & Dan Lowengard John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz« Margaret* & Don Martin Susan Beth Burgess & Michael S. Nilan Jan & David Panasci George & Rita Soufleris« Deirdre & David Stam« Cathy & Michael* Tick Stars $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott« Anonymous Marjorie Aubry Marion Barbero Daniel* & Sarah Berman William & Audrey Boyd Don Blair & Nancy Dock Mary Brady« Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Pamela Caraccioli« Drs. Jayne & Larry Charlamb Steven* & Seanne Chase« Pat Colabufo Diana Coles« Frank N. Decker Roger & Naomi Demuth« Lew & Elaine Dubroff Karen & Nat Dunn« Clay & Dora Elliott Mary Ann Ferris Anita & Allen Frank« Sylvia & David Fry« Karen & Daniel Fuleihan Ernest & Penny Giraud« Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon« Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon« Donna Graber« Drs. Michael & Wendy Evers Gordon« Deborah Haines« Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan« David Heisig & Donna Mahar«

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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. & Mrs. Mark Adelson in memory of Laura Edell Sarah B. Alden in memory of Jacqueline Coley In Memory of Arlene Alpaugh Rose Erma Angotti in tribute of 43 years in real estate George Bain in honor of Don Buschmann and all the production shops at Stage Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in memory of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Carrie Berse in memory of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Marion L. Burke in honor of Barbara B. Liptak Elizabeth Burton in honor of Julia Martin Robert Caswell in Memory of Pam Jim Clark & Sharon Gordon in honor of Betty Lourie and Lou Kempton The Central New York Community Foundation in memory of Betty Lourie Ed Cohen in memory of Beverly Michaels Molly Corley in honor of Fran Nichols Judith Dannible in honor of my husband, Anthony F. Dannible Vicki & David Dansky in memory of Betty Lourie


Nancy & Lee Herrington« Jacqueline Hicks« Joyce Homan« David Jacobs« John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« Ellen & Terry Lautz« Bob & Pat Lebel« Elizabeth D. Liddy« Harlan London, Ph.D.« Julia* & Lee Martin« Kim & Phillip Mazza« Elizabeth & Walter Merriam« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« John & Joan Nicholson« Michael & Maggie O’Connor« Ralph & Mary Lou Penner« Kenn & Annette* Peters« Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Lois & Ted Schroeder« Kendrick & Gracia Sears« Nancy & Walter Shepard James W. Shults« Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith L. John* Steigerwald IV« H. Paul Steiner« Wanda Thompson« Gregg Tripoli« Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Janice & Pastor Phil* Turner« Anonymous Angels $250 - $499 Anonymous« Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Aminey Audi« Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester« Susan & Thomas Brett« Walter & Angel Broadnax Bob & Kathy Brown Jackie & Kevin Bryans Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Frank & Kathy Campagna«

Robert F. Caswell« Susan Chappuis« Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters Ann & Steve Chase« Ann Clarke« Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Jerilyn Costich« Mike & LaRae Cottrell« George Curry« Peter & Margaret Darby« Carol Decker« Bill & Terry Delavan Paula A. Dendis« Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco« Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Susan Dorn« Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss« Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker« Richard Ernst Robert & Terry Flower« Philip & Marilyn Frankel Silvia & David Fry Melanie & Mark Fullerton Charles R. Gallagher Allen & Nirelle Galson Sheila Goldie« Linda Ann Greene« Jerry & Beth Groff« Patricia Haggerty« Mr H Baird Hansen & Mrs Sarah Hansen« David & Ellen Hardy« Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell« Nancy & Bud Haylor« Mary Hershberger« Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph Hipius« Alexander & Charlotte Holstein Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey Hoone Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable« Lex & Helen Joseph Robin & Mark Kasowitz« Norma Kelley Jeanne Kempton Stephen & Janet Kimatian

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Susan G. Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff Anne Grace in memory of Audrey Dwyre Daughter Carol Jean in tribute of Bob & Blanche Everingham Tom & Christine Hafner in tribute of Peter Hafner Kip & Terri Hargrave in honor of Gus Hargrave & Rick Menke Kelly & Colleen Harrison in honor of Kathleen D. Harrig Jody Harvey in memory of Mrs. Audrey W. Dwyre Kathlyn Heaton in honor of Sharon Waletzko Heidi Holtz in memory of Betty Lourie Elizabeth Burke Humphreys In memory of Barbara Burke Liptak Doris King in memory of Austin Hoffman II Richard & Joan Kollgaard in honor of Don Buschmann & Tracey White Lorraine LaDuke in honor of Mrs. Cecile LaDuke Janet W. Lowe in honor of Bob Moss Gerald Mager in tribute of Thomas A. Brisk Rocco Mangano in memory of Ed Green John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran & Sally Lou Nichols Carl Peterson & Margaret Maurer in memory of Jacqueline Coley Mr. Wallace J. McDonald in memory of Betty Lourie


Don & Margo Koten« Mary Rose Kott Hume & Peggy Laidman« Zalie and Bob Linn Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Louis & Nancy Maresca« Candace & John D. Marsellus Albert Marshall« Susan Martineau« Rod* & Jana McDonald« Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara« Sam & Margaret McNaughton« Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna« Maggie & Andreas Meier« David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford Tina Morgan John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« Susan W. Moskal« James & Kathleen Muldoon Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Dennis & Doren Norfleet« Kevin & Michelle O’Connor Lawrence & Joan Page« David & Susan Palen« Robert & Teresa Parke Kendall* Phillips« Robert & Jane Pickett Marilyn Pinsky« David Rankert« Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« James* & Theresa Reed Teresa Reller« Michael & Cindy Rogan« Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Maria & Richard A. Russell« Mark Safran Marilyn & Mike Sees« Cheryl & Robert Shallish« Barbara Shaw Pamela Sherwood« Rhoda Sikes Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr« Jill & Ron Stratton« Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tenney« Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy«

Lynn Vanderhoek & Michael VanVranken« Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Anita & Robert Wagner Linda Webb – in support of Audio-Described Performances John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $150 - $249 Harriet & Jerrold Abraham« Judy & Bud Adams Judith Adams Dr. George P. Adams & Mrs. Beverly C. Adams Kathy & Mark Adelson Sally Alden Kal Alston Kristi Andersen Robert & Jeanne Anderson« Nathan Andrews Tony Antonello & Danielle Quintus« Marina Artuso Holmes & Sarah Bailey« Rosemary Baker & Stu Spiegel Juanita Balamut« Gail & Dennis Baldwin« Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett« Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Gerhard & Carole Baule« Todd C. Battaglia, M.D. Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Steffi Bergman« Phyllis & William Berinstein« Kathleen Bice Roslyn Bilford Diana Biro & Eric Rogers Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black« Barbara Bloom Cynthia Blume« Gary & Fran Bockus Dick Bowman Carol & Eric Boyer« Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Michael Brennan & Robert Moss Virginia Brennan

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Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett Michael Brennan & Robert Moss in honor of Tracey White & Don Buschmann Janice Nelson in honor of Bea & Irving Solomon Brenda Neuss in tribute of Christine Lightcap In honor of Kathryn Mulligan Joy & Al Oliver in honor of Rebecca Oliver & Hillary Gale Susan A. Parker in honor of Virginia B. Parker Dr. Paul E. Phillips & Ms. Sharon Sullivan in memory of Betty Lourie Karen & Gary Pugh in memory of Audrey Dwyre Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy in honor of our grandson, Enoch Purdy Winona Rainbow, Jodi Gunther, Cindy & Jim Altman in memory of Audrey Dwyre David Relyea in honor of Paula Relyea Nancy Remchuk in honor of Timothy Bond Francis R. Rivette & Judith LaManna in recognition of Tracey White Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie Ellen & Lorne Runge in honor of Laurie Clark In memory of Dene A. Sarason by Dene A. Sarason’s children Lois & Mike Schaffer in memory of Betty Lourie


Jenifer Breyer Douglas Brodie« Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nick Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Linda Tassa & Joseph Cerroni Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Andrea & Jon Clardy« Anonymous Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence« Susan & Craig Cobb« Edward Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine« William & Julia Consroe« Molly Corley« Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan Richard Cross & Kathryn Davis« Jamie & Julie Cyr« Judith Dannible George & Margaret DeLorenzo« Clive & Sandra Davis Delores R. Dixon Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene« Sharry Doyle« David & Robin Drucker Claire Duffy Jim & Patty Dungey Karen & Nat Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole Kathleen M. Effler« Elizabeth & William Elkins Greg & Linda Ellstrom Ted & Penny Emerick

Susan Estabrook Dorothy Fagerstrom« Cissie Fairchilds« Ms. Kathie Falgitano« Lori & Christopher Farrell Tom & Jane Ferguson Marsha & Benjamin Ferrara James & Barbara Finlon Daniel Fisher & Lori Rublman Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack« Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest« Pat Fortunato- Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Judith Fox Kurt A. Frazier« Jeff & Tess Freedman Cyril Freeman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer« Carolyn & Sean Garner David & Bernice Gaynor Margaret Gelfuso & Peter Scheibe« John & Debbie Gerson« Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi« Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Joshua & Gloria Goldberg« Phyllis Goldman« Robert & Karen Goldman Annette Goodman« Mrs. Lewis H. Goodman Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich« Judith & Samuel Gorovit Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg« The Greenfield Family Drs. William & Ann Griffith Ms. Carol Guido« James M. Hahn Greg and Elaine Hallett« Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey Ruth Pass Hancock Mrs. Stuart F. Hancock, Jr.« Carole & Mark Hansen Milena Hansen« Bill & Kathy Harmand Rebecca & Michael Harris David & Lib Hayes

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Nancy Scheutziw in tribute of Syracuse Stage Staff/Volunteers Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle in memory of William Whiting Mansukh J. Shah in memory of Indira M. Shah Mel Shindler in honor of Tracey White Alberta L. Shouldice in honor of Peter Fekete Artistic Director of Open Hand Theatre Corrine & Lynn Smith in support of Open Captioning H. Paul Steiner in honor of Tracey White Jordan Tannenbaum in memory of Sheva Tannenbaum Holly Thuma in memory of Genevieve and Theodore Thuma Union Bank & Trust in Honor of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant & Richard Ward in honor of Virginia & Fritz Parker Lynda Wheat In Honor of Barbara Beckos Lynda & Terry Wheat in memory of Betty Lourie Lynda Wheat in Honor of Diana Coles JoAnne Wickman, in memory of Arlene Alpaugh Janet Willis in memory of Genevieve Thuma

Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Camille & Mark Hill« Judy & John Hoepner« Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Holmes« Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan« Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Elizabeth Burke Humphreys«


Dr. Peter & Mary Huntington« Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Susan & Theodore Jarosz« Mr. & Mrs. Jastrzab James Aiello & Pam Johnson Pamela Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Johnson Thomas & Corinne Johnston Michael & Lynette Jozefczyk Marjorie T. & Joseph V. Julian« Kankus Family Dr. & Mrs. Allan Kanter Jan & James Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. Philip Kaplan Carolyn & Gregory Keefe Jane & John Keegan Joan & Alexander Keilen« David & Noel Keith« Cheryle Kelley« Ed & Susan Kelley Amy Kemp Jean Kimber Barbara & Richard Kimm« Doris King« Russell & Joan King Sally & Dick Kinsey John & Susan Kline« Theresa & Stephen Kline« Julie Lutz Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell« Mary Kochan Kathy & Barry Kogut Richard & Joan Kollgaard Elizabeth Kolodney« Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth« Ellen & Robert LaBerge« Jill Ladd Lauren & Robert Lalley« Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington« Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn« Bonnie Levy Renee Levy Edward & Carol Lipson David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi

Joanne Lloyd« K.B. Lloyd Betsy Long« John & Marian Loosmann« Sara Lowengard« Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Tom Miller & Mary MacBlane James MacKillop Alexis & Thomas Madden Gerald M. Mager & Thomas A. Brisk John & Janet Mallan« Jon M. Maloff J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Elizabeth G. Mascia Anonymous Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Peter & Suzan Mazzaferro Phillip & Juli McCann Noreen & Donald McCrimmon William & Pamela McGarry Michael & Patricia McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin« Kathleen McLeod Nancy & M. James McPherson« Mary & Eckart Meisterfeld Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ann R. Melvin Ben & Julie Merchant« Sis Merrell David Michelo & Peggy Ruzzie Dan & Terry Miller« Merrill L. Miller, M.D. Don Milmore Beth & David Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell« June M. Mitchell James Mitscher Robert & Barbara Moore Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak« Betty Jane & Larry Myers Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan«

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Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss Stephen Nevins Cathryn Newton Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Katharine O’Connell & Dr. Michael Miller Ute Oestreicher Sally O’Herin Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis Olmsted« Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Cathy L. Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan R. Parker« David & Cynda Penfield David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim Mickey & Pat Piscitelli David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rabin« Jean Raper« Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Wendy Ressler Robert & Christina Rhinehart Pat & Kuni Riccardi« Brian & Chris Rieger« Julie & Boyd Rimel« John P. & Bernice Ronan« Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge Linda & Bob Ryan Don & Florence Saleh Richard & Jill Sargent Sisters Janet & Joan Kelly & Dr. Anthony Scalzo Jeffrey & Abby Scheer Robert Scheer Nancy Mudrick & Eric Schiff George & Sharon Schmit« Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle Margaret Schuhle Ellen Schwartz Janice Scully, M.D. Ruth Seaman Gracia & Kendrick Sears Thelie Trotty-Selzer & Jon Selzer«


Rick & Betsy Severance Craig Simmons Nancy & Robert Slavens Craig & Martha Smith Debbie & David Smith Judith B. Smith Robert & Sheila Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Gwen Kay & Jef Sneider Marcene Sonneborn Jean & Paul Soper Helen E. Stacy Anne Stagnitti John Steinburg & Karl Crossman Deborah & James Stewart« Dr. Lawrence Stewart & Pamela Sunshine« Barbara Sullivan Myrna & E.D. Sullivan« Thomas Talbot Jordan Tannenbaum«

Mr. & Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Cynthia G. Tracey Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper« Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Dina & Gershon Vincow« Meghan & T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli Susan Wadley Kashi & Kameshwar Wali Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Sara & Jay Wason«

Matching Gift Program 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! AT&T Allied-Signal, Inc. American Express Company Avon Products, Inc. AXA Equitable Bank of America Borden, Inc. Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation CIGNA Corporation CNA Foundation Chemical Bank Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Citicorp & Citibank, N.A. Coopers Industries Foundation Crouse Hinds Co. – Cooper Industries

Deluxe Corporation Digital Equipment Corporation Emerson Electric Co. Equitable Life Assurance Society Farmer & Traders Life Ins. Co. Fireman’s Fund Insurance GE Foundation General Foods Corporation GlaxoSmithKline John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance The Home Depot Foundation Honeywell IBM Corporation J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Johnson & Johnson

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Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Diane Webb Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Ruth S. Weinstock, M.d., Ph.D. Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells Lynda & Terry Wheat Darryl & David Wheeler Evelyn D. White JoAnne Wickman« Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff« Renee Wiles Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Kelly Wypych«

Kemper National P&C Co. Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company Marine Midland Bank, N.A. McDonald’s Corporation Merrill Lynch Mobil Oil Corporation The MONY Group Mutual Life Insurance Co. NCR Corporation National Grange New York Telephone Niagara Mohawk Foundation Owens-Illinois, Inc. Pitney Bowes The Prudential Foundation Charles Schwab Radio Shack Rockwell Automation Trust SmithKline Beecham Labs The St. Paul’s Companies The Travelers Companies United Parcel Service United Technologies Corp. Verizon Welch Allyn Xerox Corporation


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JPMorgan Chase & Co. is proud to be a sponsor of Syracuse Stage’s 45th season.

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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 Assistant Production Manager.................................................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager/Production Management Assistant..............................................Brian Crotty Production Assistant..........................................................................................Georgi Hughes Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters................................................Cheyenne Bonewell, Caleb Harris, Jordan Michaud Graduate Assistant...........................................................................................Marc Zbikowski Student Scene Shop Assistants............................................Weston Barnwell, Anna Livingston Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Graduate Assistants................................................Louise Bahia Thompson, Teona Yamanidze Student Assistant................................................................................................Roslyn Palmer Properties Coordinator/Master................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...................................................................................................Mike Gerlach Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Graduate Assistant...................................................................................Charlie Hickey Student Props Artisans.........................................................Jonathan Hayes, Shannon Bagoly Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers..........................................................................................Catherine Hennessy First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers...................................................................................Sarah Alspach, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Hair Stylist......................................................................................................Kristina Scalone Student Costumes Assistants................................................................................Abby McGee Master Electrician/Projections Coordinator.....................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentice..........................................................................................Anastasia Sioris Student Electrics Assistants.................................Samuel Arencibia, Sasha Falsberg, Aria Sivick Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................................JR Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Journeyperson......................................................................................Trinisha Dupree Graduate Assistant........................................................................Monica Giulianna Gonzalez Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeyman............................................................................Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice................................................................................Em Piraino

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General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Student Business Office Assistant.............................................................Andrew Winogradoff Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Asst. Dir. of Ticketing & Subscription Services/Database Administrator........Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................Laurie Lindsey Student Box Office Assistants................................................Danielle Bertolini, Isaiah Brooks, Stephanie Burnham, Ronnie Chen, Abigail Cieslewski, Rupert Krueger, Navaneeth Pandian, Chelsea Perez, Lexie Smychynsky, Olivia St. Peter, Mary Storholm Director of Audience Services.................................................................................Lydia Kubiniec Audience Services Assistant.....................................................................................Lisa Doerle Assistant House Manager...............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers..................Valeria Berdecia, John MacLeod, Claire St. Marie Bartenders............................................................Meg Anthis, Patrick Cummings, Evan Davis Student Ushers..........................................Summer Ainsworth, Manda Borden, Blake Brewer, Yasmine Chahine, Anju Cloud, Kat Eaton, Shamel Fadloun, Crystal Heller, Quinn Hemphill, Olivia Herz, Calvin Keener, Jaelle LaGuerre, Melissa Lawson, Briana Perez, Jack Rento, Isabel Rodiguez, Logan Shiller, Jemila Smith, McKenna Vargas, Drew Winogradoff Comptroller...................................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Development Manager.......................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Associate...................................................................................Meggan Madden Interim Director of Educational Outreach........................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Student Group Sales Assistant.............................................................................Lia Chapman Executive Assistant......................................................................................................Rebecca Grady Dramaturgy Graduate Intern...........................................................................................Ellie Kaplan Artistic Undergraduate Intern.................................................................................Elizabeth Gardner Sign Language Interpreters....................Brenda Brown, Jim Brown, Aaron Burton, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans, Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Zenna Preli, Trisha Schwartz, Ryan Wight Open Captioning..................................................................................................Jessika Whitehouse Audio Description...................................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officers.......................................................Stacey Emmons, Joseph O'Connor Custodians.............................................................................Kitty Ashby, Les Edwards, Tony Rogers

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ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2017/18 NEXT TO NORMAL

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

THE MAGIC PLAY

Sat. Feb. 3, 3:00 S Sat. Feb. 10, 3:00 AD Wed. Jan. 31, 2:00 O Sat. Feb. 10, 8:00 O Sun. Feb. 11, 2:00 O

Sat. Mar. 3, 3:00 S Sat. Mar. 10, 3:00 AD Wed. Feb. 28, 2:00 O Sat. Mar. 10, 8:00 O Sun. Mar. 11, 2:00 O

Sat. May 5, 3:00 S Sat. May 12, 3:00 AD Wed. May 2, 2:00 O Sat. May 12, 8:00 O Sun. May 13, 2:00 O

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

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.

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.

Open Captioned Performances = 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.

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 SINGLE TICKET PRICES Evenings: Fri., Sat.: $53, $48, $32 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $43, $39, $32 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $51, $46, $32 Previews: $39, $34, $32 All tickets can be purchased at the Syracuse Stage Box Office or online anytime at www.SyracuseStage.org. Prices may vary. DISCOUNTS Available for senior citizens, 40 below, 18 below, students, military, and veterans. Call the Box Office for prices. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Call Tracey White: 315/443-9844. RUSH TICKETS Rush tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate on the day of the show for all performances. Limited availability. 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 Garden Cafe and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones. 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. 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. 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 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. OPEN CAPTIONING We are pleased to offer three open captioned performances for each mainstage play. Open captioning provides a simultaneous display of the play’s dialogue on a screen to the right of the stage. AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES Simultaneous live narration and pre-show description for blind and visually impaired patrons. Please contact Box Office in advance to reserve headsets. 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. ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES Saturday matinees, the second week of each production, we offer performances for the hearing impaired. WHEELCHAIR ACCOMMODATIONS Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office to arrange wheelchair seating. 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. PLEASE . . . The use of cameras and recording devices is not permitted. Please enjoy your food and drink quietly and respectfully. 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. ADVERTISER SUPPORT Syracuse Stage encourages audience members to support the businesses advertised in our program.

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