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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

There’s no place like home. Is there a more heartfelt and powerful message? Isn’t it this message that brings us to The Wizard of Oz time and time again? When I was little, the movie version came on once a year. I remember coming home from a family trip to discover I’d missed half the movie. I was devastated. It would be an entire year before I’d see the yellow brick road and Emerald City again. Wow. How times have changed. Now the Wizard is available on demand. In this context, how do we craft an Oz to remember? What can we create in a live performance that illuminates what we already love on celluloid? What’s a theatre company to do? Enter 2 Ring Circus and director Donna Drake. When The Wizard of Oz became the choice for our annual holiday co-production with the Syracuse University Department of Drama, I knew right away that I wanted my friend, Donna Drake, to direct it. Donna and I met a few years back when she directed a stellar production of Mary Poppins for my previous artistic home, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. It was also in Arkansas that I first worked with 2 Ring Circus when they lit up the stage in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Little did I know at the time that Donna and 2 Ring Circus were also friends and collaborators. Within days of our first conversation, they were off to see the Wizard.

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DEAR FRIENDS,

that I hope will lead to new and exciting stories on our stage—stories that will surprise and astound you, stories told in ways that shine a new and unexpected light on familiar tales. And that’s just what’s happening with this production of The Wizard of Oz. It’s the story you know and love told in a fresh and fun new way. The highflying art of 2 Ring thrills us. The imaginative storytelling of Donna Drake grounds us. Along with this multi-talented cast of inspiring pros and awesome student performers, she creates an experience that brings us, night after night, to a magical place called Oz. Welcome home. Sincerely,

One of the more interesting aspects of my job as artistic director is to match up artists and projects in ways

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

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College of Visual and Performing Arts PRODUCTION OF

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L. Frank Baum W I T H M U S I C A N D LY R I C S B Y

Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg BACKGROUND MUSIC BY

Herbert Stothart DANCE AND VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY

Peter Howard O R C H E S T R AT I O N B Y

Larry Wilcox ADAPTED BY

John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company BASED UPON THE CLASSIC MOTION PICTURE OWNED BY

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CHOREOGRAPHY

Brian Cimmet

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THE CAST (in alphabetical order)

Shanel Bailey†...................................................................Tornado, Crow Ladder, Jitterbug, Winkie Landon Tate Boyle...................Roustabout, Tornado Dervish, Crow, Poppy, Ozian, Jitterbug, Winkie Tucker Breder†.......................................................................................................Hickory, Tinman LaDonna Burns*......................................................................Munchkin Coroner, Jitterbug Queen Anju Cloud†..............................................................Tornado, Munchkin, Ozian, Jitterbug, Winkie Lani Corson*............................................................Aunt Em, Glinda the Good Witch of the North Sarah Crane*...............................................Mayor of Munchkin City, Tree, Poppy, Ozian, Jitterbug Luke DeLorenzo..............................................................................Lollypop Guild, Flying Monkey Sabrina Fosse†...............................Roustabout, Grandmother in Rocking Chair, Tree, Poppy, Ozian Ben Franklin*...................................................................Uncle Henry, Emerald City Guard, Crow Ellis Gerhart...................................................................................................Lullaby League, Ozian Caleb James Grochalski†......Miss Gulch Double, Crow Ladder, Ozian Guard, Jitterbug, Winkie Guard Emily Harkins†...........................................................Tornado, Munchkin, Poppy, Ozian, Jitterbug Ava Harle.........................................................................................Lullaby League, Flying Monkey Myles Justise Hayward†..........Tornado Dervish, Munchkin, Poppy, Ozian Guard, Jitterbug, Winkie Brian Michael Hoffman*.................................................................................Zeke, Cowardly Lion Crawford Horton†..................................................................................................Hunk, Scarecrow Amy Jo Jackson*................................................Miss Almira Gulch, The Wicked Witch of the West Kate Jarecki†................................................................................................................Dorothy Gale Noah Lentini†..............................Roustabout, Man in Rowboat, Munchkin, Ozian, Flying Monkey David Lowenstein*.......................................................Professor Chester Marvel, The Wizard of Oz Mahalia Miner-LeGrand*..........................................Nikko, Roustabout, Munchkin, Poppy, Ozian Devina Sabnis†...........................................Roustabout, Barrister Munchkin, Ozian, Flying Monkey Christian Seals...............................................................................................Lollypop Guild, Ozian Harper Shute.................................................................................................Lullaby League, Ozian Michael Sloan†.....................................................................Tornado, Ozian Guard, Flying Monkey Brooke Solan†................................................................................................Tree, Jitterbug, Winkie Claire Sorlie†..................................................................Tornado Dervish, Ozian, Jitterbug, Winkie Camille Theriault†.................................................................................Munchkin, Ozian, Jitterbug Shelby Warren†...................................................................Tornado Dervish, Poppy, Ozian, Winkie Rueby Wood...................................................................................Lollypop Guild, Flying Monkey Dusty.........................................................................................................................................Toto

*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. The Wizard of Oz 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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UNDERSTUDIES Shanel Bailey† (Jitterbug Queen) Landon Tate Boyle (Hunk, Scarecrow) Anju Cloud† (Dorothy Gale) Jack Duranceau (Ozian, Flying Monkey, Lollypop Guild) Harper Ells (Ozian, Flying Monkey, Lullaby League) Sabrina Fosse† (Miss Almira Gulch, The Wicked Witch of the West) Ben Franklin* (Professor Chester Marvel, The Wizard of Oz) Caleb James Grochalski† (Uncle Henry, Emerald City Guard, Crow) Emily Harkins† (Aunt Em, Glinda the Good Witch of the North, Jitterbug Singer) Myles Justise Hayward† (Zeke, Cowardly Lion) Noah Lentini† (Crow Swing, Nikko) Ryan Ortlieb (Ozian, Flying Monkey, Lullaby League) Michael Sloan† (Hickory, Tinman) Claire Sorlie† (Apple Tree Swing, Poppy Swing) Nessa (Toto)

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Assistant Director: Ben Franklin* Associate Lighting Designer: Lisa Renkel Dance Captain: Lani Corson* Student Dance Captain: Caleb James Grochalski† Head Animal Trainer: Brian Michael Hoffman* Animal Handler: Andrew Hudson Veterinary Services: Rockacres Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Ann Harris Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice: Em Piraino Production Assistant: Georgi Hughes† Stage Management Interns: Hector Aguirre, Liana E. Chapman Assistant Audio Engineer: Kevin O’Connor Sound Journeyman: Trinisha Dupree Electrics Apprentice: Anastasia Sioris Young Actor Supervisors: Kathleen Fisher, Tera Newhouse Wardrobe Supervisor: Sarah Stark Wardrobe: Megan Berner, Liz Jaquay, Lindsey Lamberger, Crystal Lyon, Rashonda Williams Follow Spot: Basil Allen, Chris Green Deck Crew: Shane Heyn, Brian McBurney, Ruth Stewart, Anthony Treigle, Jeff Wilson Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

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SONG LIST Act One Opening............................................................................Orchestra and Chorus Over the Rainbow...................................................................................Dorothy The Cyclone.........................................................................................Orchestra Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead..............................Glinda, Dorothy, Munchkins Yellow Brick Road..............................................................................Munchkins If I Only Had a Brain.................................................Scarecrow, Dorothy, Crows We’re Off to See the Wizard (Duet).......................................Dorothy, Scarecrow If I Only Had a Heart.....................................................Tinman, Dorothy, Trees We’re Off to See the Wizard (Trio)..........................Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow If I Only Had the Nerve.................................Lion, Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow We’re Off to See the Wizard (Quartet)...........Dorothy, Lion, Tinman, Scarecrow Poppies..............................................................................Orchestra and Chorus Act Two The Merry Old Land of Oz.........Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion, Guard, Ozians If I Were King of the Forest............................Lion, Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow Jitterbug.............Jitterbug Queen, Jitterbugs, Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion Winkies March........................................................................................Winkies Reprise: Over the Rainbow.....................................................................Dorothy Reprise: Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead.................................................Winkies

There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

MUSICIANS Brian Cimmet............................................................Conductor, Keyboard I Joe Carello................................................................................Flute, Piccolo Pat Carney........................................................................................Trumpet Josh Dekaney.................................................................................Percussion Emily DiAngelo.............................................................Oboe, English Horn Dave DiGennaro...........................................................................Trombone Claire Tuxhill McKenney...........................................................French Horn Jim Spadafore.................................................................Clarinet, Saxophone Jacob Stebly.................................................................................Keyboard II

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DIRECTOR'S NOTES BY DONNA DRAKE It is said that life is a journey. A chance to learn lessons, meet new friends, explore the unknown and chase our dreams. Sometimes the journey is scary and frightening, but most of all it is beautiful.  DONNA DRAKE

It is here on a farmland in Kansas that a young girl is set on a journey from within. Her real life and her imagination become intertwined as she wanders through a world of fascination only to learn what she already knew: “there’s no place like home.”

Her real life and her imagination become intertwined as she wanders through a world of fascination only to learn what she already knew: “there’s no place like home.”

This production tells the iconic story that we all hold so dear, but the creative team and I have put a spin on The Wizard of Oz. We bring Dorothy’s fantasy through a tornado to life through the use of circus skills. This production has been meticulously crafted by a team of extraordinary designers and circus artists. Much attention has been given to the story’s original intent by it’s author, L. Frank Baum. It is with humble gratitude that I thank everyone at Syracuse Stage and the University for giving me and my design team the opportunity to share an open-minded expression of a beloved story, and the imagination of a young girl. 

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DOROTHY AS INSPIRATIONAL LEADER In his recent book InSideOut Coaching, former Syracuse University great Joe Ehrmann* writes glowingly of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as an inspirational figure for athletic coaches. Ehrmann draws a sharp contrast between the Wizard, who defines his role “with power and authority” where he alone is at the top, and Dorothy, who “weaves a team into a web of authentic relationships, compassionate interaction, and authentic goals.” Many coaches, including Ehrmann himself for a time, are like the Wizard, barking out orders through a bullhorn. Coaches like Dorothy empower their players

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by “using a mix of empathy, firmness, and affirmation to convince them of their worth,” just as Dorothy does with her brainless Scarecrow, heartless Tin Man, and cowardly Lion. Ehrmann writes: “Players will do what they’re told by a Wizard of Oztype coach but they will only truly follow someone whom they believe in and who believes in them. Coaching is all about relationships. It doesn’t happen on chalkboards, with titles, or in newspaper articles. Transformational coaching occurs only when people believe in you and choose to follow because they know you believe in them, too.”


(JUDY GARLAND), AND THE TIN MAN (JACK HALEY)

 THE SCARECROW (RAY BOLGER) DOROTHY GALE

Ehrmann has dedicated much of his career to transforming young lives through athletics. He is eloquent on the subject of how coaches can use the platform of their positions to teach and mentor young athletes. He calls for a move away from transactional coaching focused on winning and results to transformational coaching focused on helping

young people grow into responsible adults. It is a transition he made with Dorothy as inspiration. He explains: “I began each practice with Dorothy in my head. Who were the Lions, the Tin Men, the Scarecrows, and how could I help them believe in themselves? Such an act of imagination made coaching magical for me.” 

* All-American football player and lettered lacrosse player at Syracuse University. Named to Syracuse University’s AllCentury Football Team and recipient of the Arents Award, Syracuse University’s most distinguished alumni honor for his contributions to society.

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“I began each practice with Dorothy in my head. Who were the Lions, the Tin Men, the Scarecrows, and how could I help them believe in themselves? Such an act of imagination made coaching magical for me.”


INTERPRETING OZ As a transformational coach, Joe Ehrmann finds inspiration in The Wizard of Oz. Through the years, critics, historians, and others have found a variety of interpretations in L. Frank Baum’s tale. Below is a sampling of interpretations, courtesy of BBC Culture. POLITICAL SATIRE Historian Henry M. Littlefield’s essay on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1964. In this reading – snappily entitled a “Parable on Populism” – the Yellow Brick Road represents the gold standard, and the Wicked Witch of the East stands for industrialists and bankers on the US East Coast who control the people (the Munchkins). In his essay, Littlefield writes, “The Wizard of Oz has neither the mature religious appeal of a Pilgrim’s Progress, nor the philosophic depth of a Candide… Yet the original Oz book conceals an unsuspected depth.”  The rusted Tin Man, stuck in the same position for a

year before Dorothy oils his joints, has parallels with US industry after the depression of 1893; the Scarecrow reflects the Kansas farmer as viewed by outsiders, needing a brain to replace the straw in his head; the Cowardly Lion is William Jennings Bryan, who campaigned to be US president at the turn of the 20th century and advocated a standard of both silver and gold to replace the gold standard (in Baum’s book, Dorothy’s slippers are silver, not ruby). Littlefield sets his reading against the backdrop of the late 19th century debate over US monetary policy; in subsequent interpretations, the Emerald City symbolises “greenback” paper money that has no real value, 28

“Quite simply, Oz operates on two levels, one literal and puerile, the other symbolic and political.” instead obtaining its value from a shared illusion. While scholars have questioned whether Baum ever intended his story to be satire, historians like Quentin Taylor still find enough parallels to argue that the book is a deliberate work of political symbolism. According to Taylor, “Quite simply, Oz operates on two levels, one literal and puerile, the other symbolic and political.” 


While Henry M. Littlefield was keen to dismiss any comparisons with The Pilgrim’s Progress, church pastors would beg to differ. Christian sermons have discussed The Wizard of Oz’s biblical meanings, comparing Dorothy’s song “Over the Rainbow” to the end of the tale of Noah from the book of Genesis, or claiming that the Emerald City represents “the heavenly city, the new Jerusalem.” One minister in a Florida megachurch developed a month-long series of Wizard of Oz-themed homilies, featuring a musical performance of Kanye West’s single “Heartless” by a Tin Man. While some praise The

 THE TIN MAN (JACK HALEY)

RELIGIOUS ALLEGORY

One minister in a Florida megachurch developed a month-long series of Wizard of Ozthemed homilies, featuring a musical performance of Kanye West’s single “Heartless” by a Tin Man.

Wizard of Oz for its spiritual insight, others have criticized it for “moral turpitude.” From the moment Baum’s book was published in 1900, ministers attacked it for its ungodly influence: in 1986, seven fundamentalist Christian families in Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the novel’s inclusion in the public school syllabus, arguing that it promotes the belief that human attributes are “individually developed rather than 29

God given.” The group claimed that it is “theologically impossible” for a good witch to exist, with one parent saying: “I do not want my children seduced into godless supernaturalism.” Southern Baptists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson attempted to ban the film’s broadcast on TV in 2004. Robertson claimed, “the Almighty told me that flying monkeys and witches are an affront to all good Christians.” 


“The Wizard of Oz is now almost universally acknowledged to be the earliest truly feminist American children’s book, because of spunky and tenacious Dorothy,” wrote the American literary scholar Michael Patrick Hearn in the foreword to The Annotated Wizard of Oz. “Homely little Dorothy refreshingly goes out and solves her problem herself

rather than waiting patiently like a beautiful heroine in a European fairy tale for someone else, whether prince or commoner, to put things right.” The character who is supposed to save her, the Wizard, turns out to be a fake, while the true ruler of Oz is the female Ozma. As Hearn told the BBC, “Dorothy is the first feminist role model.” 

 MATILDA JOSLYN GAGE

traditional fairy tales portrayed females as passive characters waiting to be rescued, Dorothy fends for herself and helps the male characters she meets.

“The Wizard of Oz is now almost universally acknowledged to be the earliest truly feminist American children’s book, because of spunky and tenacious Dorothy,”

FEMINIST MANIFESTO As editor of the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer in South Dakota from 1890 to 1891, L. Frank Baum endorsed women’s suffrage and published political tracts written by his mother-in-law, the radical suffragette Matilda Joslyn Gage. A theosophist, she had posited a theory that an earlier history of matriarchy had been suppressed; she also viewed the demonization of witches as a way to devalue women. It has been suggested that the character of Dorothy is based on Gage – while

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Theosophists seek to understand the mysteries of the universe, finding the common roots of all religions to uncover a secret universal doctrine. In 1890, Baum wrote a series of articles praising the quasi-religious movement; in 1892 he joined the Theosophical Society of Chicago. According to an occult reading of The Wizard of Oz, the Yellow Brick Road is viewed as the “Golden Path” in Buddhism, along which the soul travels to illumination. The cyclone represents the theosophical belief in reincarnation, as a soul goes through a cycle of physical births and deaths before it becomes divine; the outwardly expanding spiral where the Yellow Brick Road starts has meaning in occult symbolism, representing the soul moving from the material realm to the spirit world. Dorothy’s silver shoes are seen as Baum’s version of a “silver cord” that connects our physical bodies with our astral bodies, and the Wizard

 L. FRANK BAUM

PARABLE OF THEOSOPHY

“The Wizard of Oz was an optimistic secular therapeutic text: it helped make people feel at home in America’s new industrial economy.” symbolises the God figure of organised religions, a charlatan keeping the masses in spiritual darkness. Some, however, have argued that Baum focused more on the psychological elements of theosophy, particularly its emphasis on positive thinking: in his foreword to a 1991 edition of The Wonder31

ful Wizard of Oz, the historian William R. Leach argued that the book met “the particular ethical and emotional needs of people living in a new urban, industrial society. The Wizard of Oz was an optimistic secular therapeutic text: it helped make people feel at home in America’s new industrial economy.” 


STAGE ADAPTATIONS OFTHE WIZARD OF OZ яБо ABOVE AND BELOW: A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING OF THE 1902-1903 VERSION OF THE WIZARD OF OZ MUSICAL, C. 1920S. FROM NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ARCHIVES.

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1959 - A popular ice skating show called Holiday on Ice includes a condensed version of The Wizard of Oz. 1975 -The Wiz by composer Charlie Smalls, exclusively featuring African-American actors, opens at the Majestic Theatre. The musical starred Stephanie Mills as Dorothy in the original cast. 1976 -The Wiz tours across the U.S. 1981 -The Marvelous Land of Oz by Thomas W. Olson, Gary Briggle and Richard Dworsky, opens at The Children’s Theatre Company and School of Minneapolis. 1984 - A Broadway revival of The Wiz opens at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. 1903 -The first musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum makes its Broadway debut at the Majestic Theatre, making Oz, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man household names.

1987 - John Kane’s scripted version for the Royal Shakespeare Company opens, which, for the first time, included the film’s dialogue as well as Harburg/Arlen’s songs. This adaptation was used for the first Syracuse Stage production of The Wizard of Oz during the 2003-2004 season.

1905 - With composer Frederic Chapin, Baum writes Woggle-Bug, a musical based on his book The Marvelous Land of Oz.

(1989-1990) - The Wizard of Oz Live tours across the U.S in celebration of the 1939 film’s 50th anniversary.

1913 - Composer Louis F. Gottschalk produces The Tik-Tok Man of Oz on Broadway. It ran briefly in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago.

(2000-2010) - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz premieres in Toronto at the Toronto Civic Light Opera Company. The show was revived in 2002 and again in 2010.

1942 - The 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz inspires the St. Louis Municipal Opera stage adaptation. This production used lyricist E. Y. Harburg and composer Harold Arlen’s songs, but none of the movie’s dialogue.

(2010-Onward) - The Wizard of Oz continues to inspire other musical adaptations and theatre touring companies. 

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CAST Shanel Bailey (Tornado, Crow Ladder, Jitterbug, Winkie, u/s Jitterbug Queen) is a junior Musical Theatre major from Queens, NY. She is thrilled to return to Syracuse Stage in this production of The Wizard of Oz! Her recent work includes the Department of Drama’s Crazy for You as Mitzi/u/s Polly, Oklahoma as Aggie and a member of the chorus in Porgy and Bess, both at The Glimmerglass Festival. She appeared in Syracuse Stage’s production of Mary Poppins as Ensemble/ u/s Mrs. Cory and Katie/ u/s Nana, and as Harlem Woman/u/s Sarah in the Department of Drama’s concert version of Ragtime. She is happy to join this team to make some magic and tell stories that inspire!

Syracuse Stage, and Ben and Josh. Love to Mom, Dad, Breigha, Parker, and WebCo 2017. Tucker Breder (Hickory, Tinman) is thrilled to be skipping down the yellow brick road and in great company. Professionally, Tucker was most recently seen as Mike in Molly Smith’s production of Oklahoma! and in An Afternoon with Stephen Schwartz at the Glimmerglass Festival. Tucker was last seen at Syracuse Stage in the ensemble of Mary Poppins. Tucker’s Department of Drama credits include the Tenor in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, Pete/Mingo in Crazy for You, and Henry Ford in Ragtime. Upcoming productions: Candide (ensemble) at LA Opera starring Kelsey Grammer and West Side Story (Big Deal) at Houston Grand Opera.

Landon Tate Boyle (Roustabout, Tornado Dervish, Crow, Poppy, Ozian, Jitterbug, Winkie, u/s: Hunk, Scarecrow) is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage debut! He just graduated with a B.F.A. in acting from Webster Conservatory in St. Louis before moving to New York City. While in St. Louis, Landon appeared serval times at The Repertory Theatre and the Tennessee Williams Festival. In 2015 he had the honor of performing Big Love in Havana, Cuba at the Festival de Teatro de la Habana. Other favorite credits include Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone, Eugene in Shotgun, and Henry in Next to Normal. Thanks and appreciation to

LaDonna Burns (Munchkin Coroner, Jitterbug Queen) is delighted to be making her Syracuse Stage debut in The Wizard of Oz! National Tours include: Rent ("Seasons of Love" soloist) and Seussical the Musical (Sour Kangaroo). LaDonna has appeared as Teen Angel/Miss Lynch in Grease at the International Music Festival in Macau, China. Regional credits include: Godspell (Roustabout Woman), All Shook Up (Sylvia), Smokey Joe’s Café  (BJ), Ain't Misbehavin’ (Armelia), Beehive (Aretha Franklin), Crowns ( Jea-

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CAST nette) and Satchmo: The Life and Times of Louis Armstrong (Ella Fitzgerald/Bessie Smith). LaDonna is one-half of the comedy duo The Black Ups. She also enjoys teaching Musical Theatre performers about all things Pop/Rock at the New York Film Academy. LaDonna would like to thank Donna Drake and 2 Ring Circus for the opportunity to work with them again. Thank you to my friends and family for their continued support, especially CC! I would like to dedicate this show to the memory of Sal L.

Shore Music Theatre), Les Misérables (Riverside Theatre), among others. Along the way, she was introduced to aerial arts and decided to run away with the circus! As a founding member of 2 Ring Circus, she is so thankful for the opportunity to come back to her roots and has enjoyed both performing and helping to create circus elements in multiple shows. Recent credits include Godspell (Arkansas Rep), Ariel in The Little Mermaid (CFRT) and Vibrata in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Geva Theatre). Thank you to Bob for this opportunity and as always, all my love to Ken. www.lanicorson.com

Anju Cloud (Tornado, Munchkin, Ozian, Jitterbug, Winkie, u/s Dorothy Gale) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University. She is thrilled to be making her debut at Syracuse Stage with this wonderful cast. The Wizard of Oz was the first movie she ever watched, and she hopes you fly over the rainbow with this production like she did as a child. She thanks her loving family, friends, and Syracuse Stage for giving her this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Sarah Crane (Mayor of Munchkin City, Tree, Poppy, Ozian, Jitterbug) is originally from Miami, Florida and currently residing in New York City. Favorite credits include: Saturday Night Fever at Walnut Street Theatre, In the Heights at Speakeasy Stage Co., Footloose at Fulton Opera House, West Side Story at Actors Playhouse, and Car Talk: The Musical!!! at Central Square Theatre. Love to Mom, Dad and Aaron. www.sarahcrane.net

Lani Corson (Aunt Em, Glinda the Good Witch of the North) is so excited to be back at Syracuse Stage and her Alma Mater! After receiving her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, she traveled the world performing in such shows as 42nd Street (International Tour), Legally Blonde (North

Luke DeLorenzo (Lollypop Guild, Flying Monkey) is thrilled to be returning for his second production at Syracuse Stage. A seventh grader at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA), Luke made his Syracuse Stage debut last year in Mary Poppins (u/s

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CAST Michael) and most recently appeared in the Redhouse production of The Secret Garden, Spring Version (Colin Craven). Other community theatre credits include A Christmas Carol (Daniel/Boy at Window) at Center for the Arts of Homer. Luke first discovered his love of acting at age four, performing in several Syracuse Children’s Theatre productions including Hairy Tale Rock (Bill) and The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White (The King) as well as numerous school productions. School credits include Elf the Musical JR. (Michael), Dorothy in Wonderland (Tin Man), The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White (The DNR Rep), Alice in Wonderland (The White Rabbit) and Peter Pan (Smee/Michael). Thrilled to be selected to train recently in the Senior Pre-Professional Program at A Class Act NY in NYC, Luke would like to thank his parents and his many local drama instructors, directors, and mentors for their inspirational guidance and support of his passion. He is especially grateful for the support shown by his CBA teachers throughout this production, and would like to thank the entire cast and production team of The Wizard of Oz for the opportunity to be a part of this brilliant and memorable stage experience. Luke wishes you all safe travels as you follow the yellow brick road to your own Land of Oz.

Currently, Jack is a member of the Cortland Performing Arts Institute’s (CPAI) Theaterdanz Company. You might have seen him in CPAI’s 2016 production of The Nutcracker at SUNY Cortland. He’s very excited to be working with Syracuse Stage! Harper Ells (u/s: Ozian, Flying Monkey, Lullaby League) is very excited to be part of The Wizard of Oz. This will be her first production with Syracuse Stage. Harper loves acting! Some of her favorite past productions include Little Shop of Horrors (Young Audrey/Ensemble), The Music Man (Amaryllis) and Seussical JR. (Gertrude McFuzz). Harper is currently a sixth grader at Granby Elementary and will turn 12 during the production of Oz. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse Midnight and hanging out with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, riding her bike, running and swimming. Sabrina Fosse (Roustabout, Grandmother in Rocking Chair, Tree, Poppy, Ozian, u/s: Miss Almira Gulch, The Wicked Witch of the West) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Chicago. Department of Drama credits include First Lady Suite (Mary Gallagher), Laura and the Sea (Laura), A Little Night Music (Desirée), Twelfth Night (Fabia), and most recently the ensemble of Crazy for You. Other credits include Chicago (Velma) [BroadwayWorld.com Award Nomination for Best Actress in a

Jack Duranceau (u/s: Ozian, Flying Monkey, Lollypop Guild) is a spunky, happy, and energetic eight year old. He’s been performing for anyone willing to watch him since he was first able to smile.

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CAST Musical], Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Lead Diva), and Shrek (Humpty Dumpty) at Clear Space Theatre Company. sabrinafosse.com

Her acting experience includes four performances with Syracuse Children’s Theatre: 101 Dalmatians, Kids; Seussical, Jr.; Elf, Jr.; and Peter Pan, Jr. Ellis would like to thank her mom and dad for their support. She is grateful to be part of this amazing experience and hopes you enjoy the show!

Ben Franklin (Uncle Henry, Emerald City Guard, Crow, u/s: Professor Chester Marvel, The Wizard of Oz) is on his fourth production of Oz! Franklin is a founding 2 Ring Circus member and has performed at Lincoln Center in My Fair Lady (with Kelsey Grammer and Kelly O’Hara), Babes In Toyland (Avery Fisher Hall), and the opera Ghosts of Versailles  (LA Opera). His regional credits include: Godspell (Arkansas Rep), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Geva Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (Fulton Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Rep), Carnival! (Goodspeed). Film/TV credits include  The Producers (Universal) and Great Performances (PBS). Upcoming productions include Seussical (CFRT). A huge thanks to Bob Hupp for his support and belief and everyone at Syracuse Stage for welcoming us! Dedicated to the future generation of Oz lovers. To Oz!

Caleb James Grochalski (Miss Gulch Double, Crow Ladder, Ozian Guard, Jitterbug, Winkie Guard, u/s: Uncle Henry, Emerald City Guard, Crow) is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and currently a junior B.F.A. Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University. Some favorite performances include the Syracuse Stage/ Department of Drama co-production Mary Poppins; Crazy for You, Major Barbara, and Ragtime: In Concert with the Department of Drama; and White Christmas, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Disaster!, Chicago, You Can’t Take It with You, Seussical, and The Secret Garden. For Pappy. @calebjamesgroch Emily Harkins (Tornado, Munchkin, Poppy, Ozian, Jitterbug, u/s: Aunt Em, Glinda the Good Witch of the North, Jitterbug Singer) is a senior in the Department of Drama and is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut! Her last two summers were spent performing children’s theatre in New Hampshire (Jean’s Playhouse) and Pennsylvania (RWS Entertainment Group). Previous Department credits

Ellis Gerhart (Lullaby League, Ozian) is thrilled to be part of Syracuse Stage’s production of The Wizard of Oz! Ellis is a third grader in the Fayetteville-Manlius district. She loves music, reading, theatre, roller-skating, Tae Kwon Do, and her favorite animals are cats and corgis.

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CAST include First Lady Suite (Jackie Kennedy/Margaret Truman), Nine, The Spitfire Grill, The King Stag, and The Skin of Our Teeth (Sabina). Much love to her family and friends for their support!

Brian Michael Hoffman (Zeke, Cowardly Lion, Head Animal Trainer) is thrilled to return to Syracuse (VPA ’97) with such a beloved character after having just closed Triad Stage’s acclaimed South Pacific as Luther Billis. Regional favorites include Horton in Seussical (Off-Broadway revival and cast recording), Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Patsy in Spamalot, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Jiggs in Duncan Sheik/Nell Benjamin’s Because of WinnDixie, Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, and Czolgosz in Assassins. Brian has performed at New York City’s 54 Below, Madison Square Garden, Sacramento Music Circus, The MUNY, Maine State, DE Theatre Co, Pittsburgh CLO, Alabama Shakespeare, NCT, and of course, Syracuse Stage in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and The Dragonslayers! Brian led Tokyo Disney Sea’s barbershop quartet for three years and has appeared in over 1,900 performances of Annie. Broadway credits include: Legally Blonde, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, The Royal Family, and Bullets Over Broadway. www.brianmichaelhoffman.com

Ava Harle (Lullaby League, Flying Monkey) is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut as a member of the Lullaby League in The Wizard of Oz. Ava is 12 years old and a seventh grader at Jamesville-Dewitt Middle School (JDMS). Ava has performed in numerous school productions and is a member of the JDMS Women’s Chorus. Ava also likes to hang out with her friends, run cross-country, and play softball. Ava would like to thank her parents and sister for being incredibly supportive during this exciting and hectic time. Thank you for giving me the “courage” to chase my dreams! Myles Justise Hayward (Tornado Dervish, Munchkin, Poppy, Ozian Guard, Jitterbug, Winkie u/s: Zeke, Cowardly Lion) is a senior Acting major from Miami, FL, who is very excited to be returning to Syracuse Stage in this co-production. You might have also seen him as the lost boy Nibs in Peter Pan or dancing in the ensemble of last season’s Mary Poppins. Recent credits include Eugene Fodor in the Department of Drama’s production of Crazy for You, directed by the wonderful Brian J. Marcum, and as Booker T. Washington in the Department of Drama’s concert production of Ragtime.

Crawford Horton (Hunk, Scarecrow) is a junior Musical Theatre major from Atlanta, Georgia. Department of Drama credits include Bobby Child (Crazy for You), Leander (The King Stag), Ike (First Lady Suite), and Younger Brother (Ragtime). Professional

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CAST credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Guys and Dolls (MerryGo-Round/Finger Lakes Musical Theatre), La Boheme and Sweeney Todd (The Glimmerglass Festival), Barnum (The Atlanta Lyric), and Mary Poppins (Syracuse Stage). Enjoy the production!

ing her Syracuse Stage debut in this magical show! 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.

Amy Jo Jackson (Miss Almira Gulch, The Wicked Witch of the West) has Off-Broadway credits that include: Nymph Errant (Prospect), Romeo & Hamlet (June Havoc), The Triple Threat (EST), Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Dani Girl, and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. Selected regional credits: Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Rep), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (SpeakEasy – Elliot Norton/ IRNE nominations), Spamalot (Wolfbane), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Welfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre), Noises Off (Lake Dillon Theatre Company), Boeing Boeing (Seven Angels), Rocky Horror (ReVision). Jackson’s TV credits include High Maintenance. Also a cabaret artist, Jackson has performed at many clubs around New York City, as well as in venues across the country. As a dialect/text coach, Jackson has done Broadway, touring, and the Toronto productions of Kinky Boots. Jackson received a B.F.A. at BoCo. amyjojackson.com

Noah Lentini (Roustabout, Man in Rowboat, Munchkin, Ozian, Flying Monkey, u/s: Crow Swing, Nikko) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University from the Detroit suburbs. He is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage debut. Regional theatre credits include: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company), A Christmas Carol  (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Carousel, and The King and I (The Carnegie). Select film credits include Unrequited (Lucky Day Productions) and The Field Trip (ZoMotion/Barking Fish Productions). Noah would like to thank his mom and dad for their love and support. David Lowenstein (Professor Chester Marvel, The Wizard of Oz) was last seen as Admiral Boom, Bank Chairman, Policeman, and u/s George Banks in Mary Poppins, and is excited to return to Syracuse Stage after his SALT award-winning turn as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Lowenstein’s Broadway credits include: The Frogs

Kate Jarecki (Dorothy Gale) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major from Aurora, Illinois, and she is “Over the Rainbow” to be mak-

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CAST (original cast) at Lincoln Center, Seussical (original cast), On the Town, 1776 (original cast, Joseph Hewes), King David, A Christmas Carol (original cast) at Madison Square Garden, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (original cast), and Fanfare (Major Duomo) for the New York City Ballet. Concerts include: South Pacific, Anyone Can Whistle, and Jubilee! at Carnegie Hall. Lowenstein’s Off-Broadway credits include: Howard Crabtree’s Whoop-Dee-Doo!, The Truth about Ruth (all the men), Anything Cole, Lady Be Good (Birdie). National Tours include: Company (Paul), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, On Your Toes (Hank J. Smith/ Louis Capataletti). Regional credits include: The Threepenny Opera (Tiger Brown) at The Connecticut Grand Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita at Papermill Playhouse, The Merchant of Venice and A Christmas Carol at Syracuse Stage. David’s voice is featured on the original cast recordings of the above Broadway credits, concerts, WhoopDee-Doo!, and in the animated films Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent, and Buster and Chauncey’s Silent Night. David is professor of practice in the Syracuse University Department of Drama, as well as an alumnus, and artist in residence at Cazenovia College.

pleasure to work with The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Imagine Aerial, ABCirque and more. Her credits included Cinemax The Knick as well as Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is thrilled to be working with 2 Ring Circus and Syracuse Stage. She loves cheese! Ryan Ortlieb (u/s: Ozian, Flying Monkey, Lullaby League) is 10 years old and lives in Lafayette, New York with her family. She is in the fifth grade at Grimshaw Elementary School. She’s been performing since she was five years old and studies acting, voice, and dance at Syracuse Children’s Theatre in East Syracuse. She performed in the Syracuse Opera presentation of La Boheme as well as several productions through Syracuse Children’s Theatre, including her most recent part as Alex the Lion in Madagascar. Ryan loves singing, acting, dancing, running, hiking, and soccer. Devina Sabnis (Roustabout, Barrister Munchkin, Ozian, Flying Monkey) is a junior at Syracuse University studying Musical Theatre. She is beyond thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut. She has previously appeared in the Department of Drama’s faculty projects, Ragtime and Failure: A Love Story. She would like to thank everyone involved in making this production possible, as well as her family for their endless support.

Mahalia Miner-LeGrand [Ivory Fox] (Nikko, Roustabout, Munchkin, Poppy, Ozian) is a New York City-based circus and theatre performer, and has performed internationally as well as across the U.S. She has had the

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CAST Christian Seals (Lollypop Guild, Ozian) is honored to be making his theatre debut in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of The Wizard of Oz. Chris is nine years old and is a fourth grader at Syracuse Latin Academy. He enjoys practicing his violin and playing football with the Valley Stallions Might Mites team. He has done multiple performances as the narrator or leading character at his school and is excited to finally hit the “big stage.” Christian is very grateful to his parents, his Ama, his family, and his teachers for supporting and encouraging him throughout this journey. Christian would also like to thank the cast, the production team, and everyone involved with this wonderful show for making this a magical experience.

In addition to acting and singing, Harper enjoys reading, playing the saxophone, and visiting New York City to see Broadway shows. She would like to thank all of her teachers at Syracuse Children’s Theatre for their guidance and support. Most of all, Harper wishes to thank her family, especially “Pops,” for helping her make this dream come true! Michael Sloan (Tornado, Ozian Guard, Flying Monkey, u/s: Hickory, Tinman) is originally from Ithaca, New York, and currently a sophomore Musical Theatre major in the Department of Drama. Michael is so excited to be making his Syracuse Stage debut in this wonderful production of The Wizard of Oz. He most recently performed in the Department of Drama’s mainstage production of Crazy for You.

Harper Shute (Lullaby League, Ozian) is excited to be making her Syracuse Stage debut in The Wizard of Oz. Harper is currently in fifth grade at Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville. She has performed in a number of productions with Syracuse Children’s Theatre from the time she was four years old. Harper’s favorite roles include the Wicked Witch of the West in Oz: The Musical, Sebastian the Crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Jemima in Cats. It has been an honor for Harper to sing the National Anthem for the Syracuse University Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams for the past two years.

Brooke Solan (Tree, Jitterbug, Winkie) is a junior Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University, originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Wizard of Oz with Syracuse Stage this holiday season. Recently, she has played Polly Baker in SU Drama’s mainstage production of Crazy for You. Last year, she was seen in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of Mary Poppins, and the Department of Drama’s studio project of Ragtime. She is enormously thankful for this oppor-

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CAST tunity, and for all the fantastic people that made it happen. Happy holidays and enjoy the show! 

the Beast (Belle), The Addams Family (Wednesday Addams), and Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon). Camille is thrilled to follow the yellow brick road with Syracuse Stage this season. She would like to thank her loving family for all of their support.

Claire Sorlie (Tornado Dervish, Ozian, Jitterbug, Winkie, u/s: Apple Tree Swing, Poppy Swing) is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut! She is a senior Musical Theatre major from San Diego, California. Her Department of Drama credits include Crazy for You (Ensemble/ Dance Captain), Nine (Ensemble/ Dance Captain) and A Flea in Her Ear (Flea Acrobat). Other past credits include La Cage aux Folles (Anne, Cortland Repertory Theater), Footloose (Ensemble/Dance Captain, Cortland Repertory Theater), Singin’ in the Rain (Ensemble, San Diego Musical Theater), and Spamalot (Ensemble, Moonlight Amphitheater).

Shelby Warren (Tornado Dervish, Poppy, Ozian, Winkie) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University from Lagrange, GA, and is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage and Syracuse Drama mainstage debut! Her previous roles include Mrs. Morehead in The Women, Sandy in Grease, and Lee in Marvin’s Room. She would like to thank her family for their endless love and support as she chases her dreams! Rueby Wood [Holsopple] (Lollypop Guild, Flying Monkey) is delighted to be included in this production of The Wizard of Oz at Syracuse Stage. He has been singing, dancing, acting, and using his imagination since he was two. Recent credits are Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), Oliver (Oliver), Willy Wonka Jr. (Charlie), and Narnia (Tumnus). In his spare time, Rueby cooks, reads, and makes jewelry.

Camille Theriault (Munchkin, Ozian, Jitterbug) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University. This is her first show with Syracuse Stage and she is very excited to be a part of this production. Previous performances include West Side Story (Anybodys), The Women (Myrtle/Mary), Beauty and

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Linda Buchanan (Scenic Designer) has designed at theatres throughout the country and abroad. Her work has been seen in Chicago at the

Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, the Paramount, and regionally at Arena Stage, the Alley Theatre, Indiana Rep, Cleveland

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Kansas City Rep, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, Yale Rep, Resident Ensemble Theatre, and many others. Linda’s work has been published in American Theatre, Stage Directions, Entertainment Design (now Live Design), TCI (Theatre Crafts International), Interior Design, and Contract. Buchanan was included in two USITT design exhibits (Women in Design, 1997, and Evolution of a Designer, 2010). Recent work includes The Elephant Man (Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware), Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court Theatre, Chicago), King Lear (Idaho Shakespeare Festival /Great Lakes Theatre), and The Spider’s Web (Alley Theatre, Houston). Notable past projects include the premiere productions of Marvin’s Room (10 regional productions, and commercial productions in New York and London), the musical Wings (Goodman Theatre and the Public Theatre in New York). Linda has received the Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, Jefferson Awards for House (Goodman), Black Snow (Goodman) and I Hate Hamlet (Royal George), and a Helen Hayes Award for Dancing at Lughnasa (Arena Stage). Linda is head of scene design, and associate dean at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Roof, and set and costumes for The Brothers Size and The Santaland Diaries, among others. Recent credits include costumes for The Agitators at Geva Theater Center and Stuffed by Lisa Lampanelli at West Side Theater in NYC, as well as sets and costumes for the world premiere of Project Dawn by Karen Hartman at People’s Light and Theatre Company and Million Dollar Quartet with Berkshire Theater Group. Jessica has designed at regional theatres across the country including The Long Wharf Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, and Alley Theatre to name a few. In NYC she has worked with Women’s Project, Labyrinth Theater Company, Ars Nova, The Play Company, Second Stage, P73, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre, Pearl Theatre Co., and The Public Theater, among others. Jessica received a 2016 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Costume Design for These Paper Bullets at Atlantic Theater Company in NYC, the 2015 LA Critics Circle and Sage awards, a 2016 Ovation nomination for Best Costume Design at Geffen Playhouse in LA, and a 2014 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Costume Design at Yale Rep in New Haven, CT. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama.  www.jessicafordcostumedesign.com

Jessica Ford (Costume Designer) has Syracuse Stage credits including: The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rent, Fiddler on the

Herrick Goldman (Lighting Designer), an award-winning designer of theatre, dance, and events, Herrick owns HG Lighting Design.

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Herrick has been honored with the first LDI Redden Award for Excellence in Theatrical Design, Henry Hewes nominations for Rooms: A Rock Romance and Falling for Eve, the ISES Big Apple Award for Best Event Lighting, and the Live Design Excellence Award for Best Theatrical Lighting Design. He has been designing professionally for the last 30 years, with numerous Off-Broadway and regional shows to his credit. His work has taken him all over the world. Herrick’s past includes teaching lighting design at MIT, designing attractions for Madame Tussauds in NYC and Las Vegas, and Scream attractions in Brisbane. He designed the Saxony nightclub for Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Currently HGLD provides lighting supervision for Christie’s Auction House and for the re-boot of the children’s TV show Wonderama (Emmy nomination). Favorite designs include: Jasper In Deadland, Rooms (off-Broadway and Geva), Avenue Q (Cape Rep and Geva), Godspell, A Chorus Line, and The Who’s Tommy at Broadway’s August Wilson Theater. Recent credits include: City of Conversation at Delaware Theater Co., Jason Bishop at New Victory Theater, and Alice in Wonderland for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Corporate clients include: EBAY, Johnson Controls, Rolex, Chrysler, UPS and more. A member of USA/IATSE 829, Herrick is thrilled to be designing in Syracuse. His work can be seen at www.HGLightingDesign.com.

Jonathan Herter (Sound Designer) is serving as resident sound designer for his 21st season at Syracuse Stage and SU’s Department of Drama. He is looking forward to designing Next to Normal later in the season. Mr. Herter has designed for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena, the Wilma, Geva, Round House, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Virginia Stage, and the Hangar Theater as well as other theatres across the nation. Some 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. 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 Sa-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F rajevo 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 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 USA 829 and a founding member of Imaginary Media. Dave Bova (Wig Designer) Broadway credits include: M. Butterfly, Sunset Boulevard, Bandstand, Indecent, Violet, and The Real Thing. Off-Broadway credits include: Little Miss Sunshine, Here Lies Love, Buried Child, Pericles, Booty Candy, My Name is Asher Lev, Good Person of Szechwan, Romeo and Juliet, and Marie Antoinette. Other credits include: An Octoroon and Hamlet at the Steppenwolf Theatre, The Wilma, Glimmerglass Opera 2016-17, Central City Opera 2012-15, Bard SummerScape 201417. Bova has a B.F.A from SUNY Fredonia. Thank you to Zevie for all your love and support. Jacob Stebly (Associate Music Director) obtained his bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from The Eastman School of Music. He is the assistant music director and teaches voice for the Drama Department at Syracuse University, where he recently worked on their production Crazy for You. This is his first production with Syracuse Stage. He has recently performed with Rochester Lyric Opera in You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow and has composed music for Screenplay’s production of Cat’s Meow.  

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F William Berloni (Animal Director) 2011 Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, 2017 Drama League’s Unique Contribution to the Theatre and 2014 Outer Critics Circle award for Special Achievement. Broadway: The Crucible, The Audience with Dame Helen Mirren; Living On Love; Bullets Over Broadway, Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill; Annie (original and all revivals), A Christmas Story the Musical, Legally Blonde, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Camelot, Frankenstein, The First, Alice in Wonderland, Oliver!, Anything Goes, Nick And Nora, The Wiz, (20th Anniversary revival and City Center 2009) The Wizard Of Oz, Dinner At Eight, Double Feature (NYCB), The Woman in White, Awake and Sing and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Mr. Berloni is the animal director of the new musical Because of Winn Dixie with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. He has trained animals for hundreds of Off-Broadway, regional theatre, tours, television and movies. Recent films include Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch and It Comes at Night directed by Trey Edwards Shultz. He provided the first live dog to play “Nana” in Peter Pan Live as well as Toto in The Wiz Live, both on NBC. Other television includes Power, Sneaky Pete, Sesame Street, High Maintenance, Difficult People, Castle Rock and Mr Robot. Mr. Berloni and his family are the subjects of the docu-series entitled From Wags to Riches With Bill Ber-

loni on the Discovery Family Channel that premiered in August 2015. Published author of Broadway Tails, Doga and Sandy the Autobiography of a Star. Director of animal behavior at the Humane Society of New York. Follow William Berloni Theatrical Animals, Inc. on Facebook and on twitter @BillBerloni. www.theatricalanimals.com. Lisa Renkel (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a lighting and projection designer based in New York City. Her passion for collaborative design has allowed her the opportunities to work on a wide variety of productions ranging from theatre to music festivals. Select designs include: Boundless (Cape Rep Theatre), Outside Paducah (Poetic Theater Productions), and Village Orpheus (Fresh Fruit Festival). Select associate/assistant designs include: JUNK (Broadway), Red Roses, Green Gold (Off-Broadway), Between the Lines (Kansas City Rep), Bring It! Live (tour), The Spoils (Off-Broadway), Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse), On the Town (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Check out her work and upcoming projects at lisarenkel.com Stuart Plymesser (Production Stage Manager) is in his 21 st season at Syracuse Stage where he has stage managed more than 60 plays, musicals, and special events, working with such talents as Olympia Dukakis, Frank Langella, Elizabeth Franz, and Phylicia Rashad. Stuart

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F has worked at numerous regional theatres around the country and in Cape Town, South Africa, and has toured nationally. Locally, he has also stage managed events for Syracuse Fashion Week. In addition, Stuart is adjunct faculty for Syracuse University’s Department of Drama

and has been a guest speaker/lecturer at Ithaca College, Wells College, SUNY Oswego, and the Zabalaza Festival in Cape Town. Stuart is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, as well as the United States Aikido Federation.

C R E AT O R S L. Frank Baum (Original Novel) was born in 1856 in Chittenango, New York. In 1990, Baum wrote one of the most famous works of children’s literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, later known as The Wizard of Oz. He enjoyed a comfortable upbringing as the son of a barrel factory owner who also had some success in the oil business. Baum’s education began with tutors at home in his early years. At the age of 12, he went to the Peekskill Military Academy. Baum left school after a health crisis two years later, apparently suffering from some type of heart condition. Never earning a high school degree due to his ongoing health complications, he spent his early childhood exploring interests in acting and writing for the stage. After stints as a newspaper journalist and businessman, Baum started writing for children in his 40s. He had discovered his talent for storytelling from the nursery rhymes and tales he told his four sons from his marriage to Maud Gage. In 1887, Baum published his first collection for young readers, Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by Max-

field Parish. He soon followed up this work with the hugely popular Father Goose, His Book. This book became the top-selling children’s title of 1899 and featured illustrations by W.W. Denslow. In 1900 Baum first introduced readers to the fantastical land of witches, munchkins, and a girl named Dorothy from Kansas in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s quest to find her way home, accompanied by a tin woodsman, a scarecrow, and a cowardly lion, proved to be quite popular. In addition to his Oz books, Baum wrote more children’s titles under an array of pseudonyms. He wrote the Aunt Jane’s Nieces series as Edith Van Dyne among other projects. In 1910, Baum moved his family to Hollywood, California, where he worked to bring his stories to the big screen. The first movie versions of his Oz tales were made as short films. While the nation mourned this great storyteller after his death in 1919, Baum’s characters lived on. Several other authors, including Ruth Plumly Thompson, were hired to continue to create new Oz adventures. Twenty years after his death, a new film ver-

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C R E AT O R S sion of the classic tale appeared on the big screen. The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger and Frank Morgan, debuted in 1939.

sion of the film A Star Is Born. Other works on Broadway include You Said It (1931), House of Flowers (1954), Mr. Imperium (1951), The Show is On (1936), Hooray for What! (1937), St. Louis Woman (1946) Jamaica (1957), Saratoga (1959), and many more. Arlen died at his Manhattan apartment in 1986 at the age of 81.

Harold Arlen (Music and Lyrics) was an American composer who composed over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, including the classic “Over the Rainbow,” Arlen contributed significantly to the Great American Songbook. Songs such as “Get Happy,” “Stormy Weather,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” and “Last Night When We Were Young” are just some of the standards that live on today and have distinguished Arlen as one of the Great American Composers of the 20th Century. “Over the Rainbow” was voted the 20 th century’s No.1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. In the 1940s, he teamed up with lyricist Johnny Mercer, and continued to write hit songs like “Blues in the Night,” “Out of this World,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Ac-CentTchu-Ate the Positive,” “Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road).” Arlen composed two defining tunes which bookend Judy Garland’s musical persona as a yearning, innocent girl in “Over the Rainbow” and a world-weary, “chic chanteuse” with “The Man That Got Away,” the last song written for the 1954 ver-

E.Y. Harburg (Music and Lyrics) was an American popular song lyricist who worked with Harold Arlen to create the music for the MGM motion picture for The Wizard of Oz. He was born on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1869 to a Yiddishspeaking Orthodox Jewish family. He attended Townsend Harris High School where he met Ira Gershwin, who became a close friend. After WW1, Harburg returned to New York and graduated from City College (later part of the City University of New York), which Ira Gershwin had initially attended with him. In 1921, after Harburg married and had two children, he started writing light verse for local newspapers. He also became co-owner of Consolidated Electrical Appliance Company that unfortunately went bankrupt following the crash of 1929, leaving Harburg in debt. It was at this point that Gershwin encouraged Harburg to start writing song lyrics. Gershwin introduced Harburg to Jay Gorney, who collaborated with him on songs for an Earl Carroll Broadway review (Earl Carroll’s Sketchbook). The show was successful and Harburg was engaged as lyricist for a series of successful revues, including Americana

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C R E AT O R S in 1932, for which he wrote the lyrics for “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” Harburg and Gorney were offered a contract with Paramount in Hollywood where Harburg worked with composers Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern, Jule Styne, and Burton Lane, and later wrote the lyrics for all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz. However, working in Hollywood did not stop Harburg’s career on Broadway. In the 1940s, he wrote a series of book musicals with social messages, including the successful Bloomer Girl (1944), a musical set during the Civil War about women’s rights activist Amelia Boomer. Harburg’s best known Broadway show, Finian’s Rainbow (1947) was, in its original production, among the first Broadway musicals with a racially integrated chorus line, and featured his “When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich.” It was made into a film in 1968 starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark, and directed by Francis Coppola. Harburg died in a car accident in Los Angeles, California in 1981.

composing and conducting musicals for the Haresfoot Dramatic Club. His exposure to the musical arts and his extracurricular activities staging school musicals ignited in Stothart a passion for music that would dominate his life. One of his productions, Manicure Shop, was successfully staged in Chicago, which opened up new opportunities to further his musical studies in Europe. Once his studies in Europe were completed, he returned to America and secured full-time employment as a composer for vaudeville and New York musical theatre. A huge door opened for him in 1914, when he was hired by a young Oscar Hammerstein II as musical director for the operetta High Jinks, written by Rudolf Friml. For the next three years Stothart toiled on the road with various shows, which earned him his big shot in scoring his first Broadway musical, the farce Furs and Frills (1917). His growing record of accomplishment opened doors for more serious works where he forged new partnerships with established composers, lyricists, and playwrights, such as Vincent Youmans. Throughout his career, Herbert demonstrated an acumen across a multiplicity of film genres. A trio of family films highlights his skills and offer testimony to his mastery of his craft; in National Velvet (1945), his sentimental score spoke to the film’s emotional core. In Son of Lassie (1945), his heart-warming main theme for Laddie perfectly captures his loyalty and bond with one of the main characters. Regretfully, Herbert only lived to score

Herbert Stothart (Background Music) born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1885, Stothart studied at Milwaukee Normal School with a curriculum tailored to prepare him for an academic career as a history teacher. He helped pay for his education by working as a movie theatre usher, which would later influence a lifelong fascination with movies. While working as an usher, he also joined an Episcopal Church choir. When he attended the University of Wisconsin, he continued to pursue music by

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Larry Wilcox (Orchestrations) studied Music Theory at Colorado College in Greenly, Colorado. After years of financial struggle, Wilcox took a job in 1962 as an assistant copyist on the Ralph Burns musical Little Me. His first credited orchestration jobs were No Strings and the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of The Boys from Syracuse. Wilcox continued to write orchestrations into his late 50s, including Pousse Café, Walking Happy, Look to the Lilies, Singin’ in the Rain, Merlin, The Yearling, Aspects of Love, and Peg. Wilcox suffered a heart attack in 1993 at the age of 58.

Peter Howard (Dance and Vocal Arrangement) was an American musical theatre arranger, conductor, and pianist. Peter served as the conductor and dance music arranger for the original Broadway productions of Hello, Dolly!, 1776 and Annie, and served as the dance music arranger for the original Broadway productions of Chicago, The Tap Dance Kid, and Crazy for You. He was the dance music arranger for 23 of the 38 Broadway shows he worked on from 1949 to 2000. Peter was born in Miami, FL in 1927 to Morris and Anna Wiznowitz Weiss as an only child. The family moved to Brooklyn when he was a child, where his father ran a grocery store. Already an accomplished pianist, the teenage Peter made a guest appearance on an Arthur Godfrey radio show. He changed his name in the late 1940s at the beginning of his Broadway career. A year after graduating from Juilliard in 1948, he wrote a ballet score for a short-running Broadway musical revue called All for Love. And in 1958, he was one of two onstage pianists for Say Darling, a show with music and lyrics by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. A year later, he was the conductor for the Off-Broadway revival of On the Town. Film/TV credits include: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Recoil, Mame, Annie, and Stepping Out. Television credits include: Peter Pan, Night of 100 Stars, The 36th Annual Tony Awards, and Great Performances.

John Kane (Stage Adaptation) is a British actor and writer from Scotland who adapted L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the film screenplay for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). An associate actor with the RSC, he played Puck in Peter Brook’s acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream alongside Ben Kingsley, Alan Howard, and Frances de la Tour. Continuing to work as an actor with the RSC, he also created sitcoms Me and My Girl (1984–88) with Richard O’Sullivan and Tim Brooke-Taylor, All in Good Faith (1985–88) with Richard Briers and Aztec drama, and The Feathered Serpent (1976–78). He also wrote for Never the Twain, Smuggler, Rings on Their Fingers and wrote the “Six Napoleons” episode of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett in the title role. Turning to the stage, Kane wrote a West End Cole Porter tribute called A Swell Party and wrote the words and music in 2005 for The Canterville Ghost at

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C R E AT O R S the Southwark Playhouse. He also wrote the television film The Vamp starring Shelley Winters, the children’s cartoon Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie, and won a CableACE Award for his screenplay Daisies in December starring Joss Ack-

land. He collaborated with composer David Bass on the children’s opera Kids Court, which premiered in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2007 by the North Cambridge Family Opera Company. He continues to work as a stage and screen actor.

DIRECTOR Donna Drake. Broadway: original production of A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in the Willows, 5678-Dance, It’s So Nice to be Civilized and the original production of The 1940s Radio Hour. She directed four Broadway concerts of Nothing Like a Dame for BC/EFA. She is co-writer and director for the acclaimed singing string quartet, Well-Strung, having debuted at London’s West End, Leicester Square, NYC, and currently on national tour. Awards: an Emmy nomination, four Drama Desk nominations, a Mac Award nomination, a Theatre World Award, and an Off-Broadway Alliance Nomination. She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards, 2009, and the AFI 2011 honoring Morgan Freeman and starring Betty White. She directed a new children’s show, Addy & Uno, Off-Broadway, and John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, Off-Broadway, national and international tours. TV credits: Julie’s Greenroom, starring Julie Andrews (choreography), Monica’s Mixing Bowl, The New Fangled Variety Show, Disney’s Johnny & the Sprites, AFI Awards 2009 and 2011, ABC TV’s Dear Alex & Annie, One Life to Live and The Edge of Night (contract

roles). Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz, starring Mickey Rooney & Eartha Kitt; Romance in the Dark, starring Jennifer Holliday; Nothing Like a Dame, BC/EFA 2004-06; All the World is a Stage at Carnegie Hall. A Chorus Line (national tour), AIDA, Cats Chicago, Hairspray, Rent, Tommy, Damn Yankees, NEWSicle, Annie, Love Always, Patsy Cline, Smokey Joes Café, Sweet Charity, Honk!, Lucky Guy, Beauty & the Beast, Anything Goes, and Chess. National tour and documentary film for Varla Jean Merman, BOOBS! The Musical, Christmas with the Crawfords, Andrew Sisters (Stagedoor Canteen), Snail Road, Across the Pond, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, The Buddy Holly Story, The Medium, and John Tartaglia at 54 Below, NYC. She is currently working on a new re-imagined production of Godspell, which premiered at Arkansas Rep, 2017. It is a complete circus production of this well-known musical. Miss Drake is currently teaching Acting at Pace University, New York City. Heartfelt thanks to Bob Hupp and all at Syracuse Stage, and to Ben and Josh for their creativity and cherished friendship. DonnaDrakedirector.com

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MUSIC DIRECTOR Brian Cimmet was the music director for last season’s Mary Poppins, and has been music director for most productions with Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama since 2010. With the Department of Drama, Brian teaches classes in Musical 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 I Did Not See That Coming, 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.

CHOREOGRAPHY 2 Ring Circus is a New York Citybased theatrical company specializing in creating aerial and ground circus for all manner of requests. They have created three original shows that have toured the United States and China, and they also collaborate with other top companies and directors to interject their particular brand of storytelling circus into productions. They are under the leadership of artistic director Joshua Dean. A few collaborations include: Godspell at Arkansas Rep, A

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Geva Theatre, The Ghosts of Versailles at LA Opera, The Little Mermaid at Arkansas Rep and the Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT), The Tempest at Hartford Stage, Carnival! at Goodspeed Opera House, and Annie Get Your Gun at Fulton Theatre. Upcoming productions include Seussical at CFRT.  Follow us @2ringcircus (Instagram and Facebook) and @2ringcircus1 (Twitter) www.2ringcircus.com

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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.

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

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

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

A B O U T T H E D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Part of the College of Visual and Peforming Arts, the Syracuse University Department of Drama offers degree programs in Acting, Musical Theater, Theater Design and Technology, Stage Management, and Theater Management utilizing conservatorystyle training in a university setting and in collaboration with Syracuse Stage. With much appreciation, the

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

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S Y R A C U S E U N I V E R S I T Y D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Chair..........................................................................................................Ralph Zito Business Manager.........................................................................................Lisa Tucci Administrative Specialist..................................................................Charlotte Santella Director, Tepper Semester in NYC..........................................................Lisa Nicholas Assistant Musical Director.........................................................................Jacob Stebly Director, 914Works.....................................................................................Scott Rose

D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A F U L L - T I M E FA C U L T Y Brian Cimmet Gerardine Clark James A. Clark Felix E. Cochren Jr. Stephen Cross Timothy Davis-Reed Rodney Hudson

Felix Ivanov Rebecca Karpoff Marie Kemp Alex Koziara Victor Lazarow Andrea Leigh-Smith David Lowenstein

Celia Madeoy Brian J. Marcum Maria Marrero Katherine McGerr Thom Miller Anthony Salatino Holly Thuma

D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A A D J U N C T FA C U L T Y Jill A. Anderson Rob Andrusko Dianna Angell Kathleen Baum Kyle Bass Dave Bowman Rob Bundy Don Buschmann Diane Coloton Richard Crawley Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Peggy Droz

Danita Emma Laura Enslin Kathryn Fathers Len Fonte Kelley Hamilton Jonathan R. Herter Scott Holdredge Mary Houston Robert Hupp Holly K. LaGrow Karen Menter William Morris

Leslie Noble Stuart Plymesser Rebecca Schuetz Abel Searor Kevin Shumway Jacob Stebly Randy Steffen Renee Storiale Lauren Unbekant Joseph Whelan Jon Wilson Matthew Winning

D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A A C C O M PA N I S T S Mike Clark, Kerry Dromgoole, David Sabin

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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

NEXT TO NORMAL

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

M U SI C B Y TO M KI T T | BO O K A ND LYR I C S B Y B R I A N YO R KE Y | D I R E C T E D B Y ROB E R T HUP P C H O R E O G R AP H Y B Y A N T H ONY S A LATI NO M U SI C AL D I R E C T I O N B Y B RI A N C IMME T JA N UAR Y 2 4 - F E B R UAR Y 1 1 O P E N I N G N I G H T : JA N UA R Y 2 6

B Y LOR R A I NE HA N SBERRY | D IRECTED BY TIMOTH Y DOUGLAS | CO -PRO D UCED W ITH INDI A NA R E P E R TORY THEATRE | F EBRUARY 21 MA R C H 1 1 | OP EN IN G N IG HT: F EBRUARY 23

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.

At the center of this acclaimed Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical is a family at once familiar and recognizable, but also coping with its own particular dysfunction. Intimately told, Next to Normal blends the insight of fine drama with the emotional impact of a moving rock score. Often funny and always poignant, Next to Normal is a work of grace and power that goes right to the human heart. The New York Times calls Next to Normal a “brave, breathtaking musical….”

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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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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

Cami Cortez

Marcus Johnson

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Basilio-Capria

Marissa DiGennaro

Molly Kotzin

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Chloe Butler

Jared Dunn

Olivia Moffa

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Mackenzie Bruen

Ryan Dunn

Alexis Olney

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

Lily Byrne

Garrett Frink

CATO-MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

Derek Caldeira

Annie Gorham

FABIUS POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL

C. W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Ciardy

Chloe Hill

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

PAUL V. MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

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CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE HIGH SCHOOL

Tyler Piper JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Victoria Sayre MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Eleanor Wester

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL


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.

THE LOUIS G. MARCOCCIA AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO SYRACUSE STAGE Dr. Louis G. Marcoccia, June 15, 2012 Jack H. Webb, June 14, 2013 James A. Clark, June 7, 2014 Bethaida Gonzรกlez, June 19, 2015 Tim Bond, June 10, 2016 Diana C. Coles, June 10, 2016 Barbara Beckos, June 10, 2016 Robert Moss, June 16, 2017

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THE WIZARD OF OZ SPONSORS

NBT Bank is committed to putting customers first and actively investing in the communities we call home. We are excited to be involved again with Syracuse Stage through our support of the theatrical production of The Wizard of Oz. Please join us in congratulating Syracuse Stage on an outstanding season, and for the continuing value that they bring to the cultural community in Central New York. Carrier is proud to continue to support Syracuse Stage and is delighted to sponsor the mainstage play The Wizard of Oz this season. We salute Syracuse Stage for remaining committed to its mission of bringing such exceptional performances and educational programming of live theatre to our community for over 40 years. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is a nonprofit company that provides access to high-quality, affordable health coverage to about 1.5 million people across upstate New York. We are proud to partner with Syracuse Stage in bringing the community where we live and work an outstanding production of The Wizard of Oz. Please join us in congratulating Syracuse Stage on this wonderful adaption of a fun, family favorite and in wishing Syracuse Stage well during its 45th season. Upstate Medical University. Syracuse Stage is widely recognized as a sparkling gem in the Central New York performing arts scene. Syracuse Stage has been uniquely successful in its rich tradition of attracting stimulating stage productions and has provided educational and performance opportunities for students and artists alike. Upstate Medical University is proud to be a long-time supporter. We offer a standing ovation to our neighbor: Syracuse Stage.

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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

Syracuse New Times§ WRVO§

$75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation

$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

$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 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 The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust  = INCREASED GIFT,

$2,800 - $4,999 Bank of New York Mellon The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation« Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation $1,500 - $2,799 Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation J.R. Clancy Cathedral Candle Company Crowne Plaza Syracuse§ Dannible & McKee, LLP Dolce Vita World Bistro§ The Kelberman Center McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc.« National Grid Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation« Syracuse Blue Print§ Theatre Development Fund, Inc. $500 - $1,499 ACLS Mailing & Fulfillment§ Action Printwear, Inc.§ Anoplate Corp. Cardinal Health Eastern Security Service Giarrusso Building Supplies Heritage Masonry Restoration 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« $250 - $499 Anaren Alan Byer Volvo Aspen Dental Columbian Financial Group Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC

* = STAGE BOARD MEMBER, STAGE EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER, as of November 3, 2017

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL 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« 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« Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon«

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 Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch

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Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald Joan Christy & Thomas Bersani Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown James Clark & Sharon Gordon« Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable« Robin Curtis* & David Zellar Edward & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Herman R. Frazier* Barbara W. Genton« Joan Green


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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« 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 Paul Barron & Leah Weinberg Maria & Paul Badami Marlene A. Brown« Mr. W. Carroll Coyne« John Druke« 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« Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland« Cathy & Michael* Tick Lynda & Terry Wheat«

Stars $500 - $999 Marjorie Aubry Marion Barbero Daniel* & Sarah Berman Don Blair & Nancy Dock Jeffrey Bogart Mary Brady« Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Marlene Brown« Pamela Caraccioli« Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters 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 Mary Ann Finn Grace & Michael Flusche« Anita & Allen Frank« Sylvia & David Fry« Karen & Daniel Fuleihan Allen & Nirelle Galson Donna Graber« Deborah Haines« David Heisig & Donna Mahar« Jacqueline Hicks« David Jacobs« John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« Bob & Pat Lebel« Harlan London, Ph.D.« Julia* & Lee Martin Kim & Phillip Mazza« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« John & Joan Nicholson« Michael & Maggie O’Connor« Kenn & Annette* Peters« Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Kendrick & Gracia Sears« Nancy & Walter Shepard Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith L. John* Steigerwald IV« H. Paul Steiner Wanda Thompson« Gregg Tripoli« Pastor Phil* Turner« Angels $250 - $499 Anonymous« Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Aminey Audi« Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman

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

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 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 Judith Dannible in honor of my Angel, Anthony F. Dannible Vicki & David Dansky in memory of Betty Lourie Susan G. Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn


Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester« Susan & Thomas Brett« Walter & Angel Broadnax Bob & Kathy Brown Marlene A. Brown« Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Craig & Kathy Byrum Frank & Kathy Campagna« Robert F. Caswell« Ann & Steve Chase« Ann Clarke« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Jerilyn Costich« Mike & LaRae Cottrell« George Curry« Judith Dannible Peter & Margaret Darby« Carol Decker« Bill & Terry Delavan Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco« Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss« Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Richard Ernst« Robert & Terry Flower« Anita & Allen Frank Philip & Marilyn Frankel« Silvia & David Fry Melanie & Mark Fullerton« Charles R. Gallagher Ernest Giraud Sheila Goldie« Linda Ann Greene« Jerry & Beth Groff« Patricia Haggerty« Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan« David & Ellen Hardy« Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell Nancy & Bud Haylor« Mary Hershberger« Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph Hipius« Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Holstein Joyce Homan 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 Don & Margo Koten« Mary Rose Kott Hume & Peggy Laidman« Ellen & Terry Lautz«

Elizabeth D. Liddy« 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« Elizabeth & Walter Merriam« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford Tina Morgan« John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« Susan W. Moskal« James & Kathleen Muldoon Betty Jane & Larry Myers Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Dennis & Doren Norfleet« Kevin & Michelle O’Connor Lawrence & Joan Page« David & Susan Palen« Robert & Teresa Parke Ralph & Mary Lou Penner Kendall* Phillips« Robert & Jane Pickett« Marilyn Pinsky Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« James* & Theresa Reed Michael & Cindy Rogan« Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Maria & Richard A. Russell« Lois & Ted Schroeder Marilyn & Mike Sees« Cheryl & Robert Shallish« Barbara Shaw Pamela Sherwood« James W. Shults 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« Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Anita Wagner Linda Webb« – in support of Audio-Described Performances John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $150 - $249 George & Sandra Abbott Harriet & Jerrold Abraham« Judy & Bud Adams

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Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff 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 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 Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett


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 Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Steffi Bergman« Kathleen Bice Roslyn Bilford Diana Biro & Eric Rogers Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black Barbara Bloom Gary & Fran Bockus Dick Bowman Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Douglas Brodie« Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nicholas Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Andrea & Jon Clardy« Diane & Richard Clark Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence Susan & Craig Cobb« Edward Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« 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« George & Margaret DeLorenzo« Clive & Sandra Davis Paula A. Dendis Delores R. Dixon Susan Dorn« 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 Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack« Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest« Judith Fox Jeff & Tess Freedman 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 F. Goodrich & Dennis Goodrich« Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Judith & Samuel Gorovit Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg The Greenfield Family Drs. William & Ann Griffith James M. Hahn

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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 Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy in honor of our grandson, Enoch Purdy 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 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


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 Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu Nancy & Lee Herrington« Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Camille & Mark Hill« 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 Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth« 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 John & Janet Mallan« Jon M. Maloff J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Elizabeth G. Mascia Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro« 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« Maggie & Andreas Meier 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« Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan« Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss« Stephen Nevins Cathryn Newton

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Jordan Tannenbaum in memory of Sheva Tannenbaum 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 honor of Arlene Alpaugh Janet Willis in memory of Genevieve Thuma

Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Sally O’Herin« Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis Olmsted« Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Cathy Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan Parker« David & Cynda Penfield David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim Mickey & Pat Piscitelli David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy« 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 & Tony 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«

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 Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Lynn Vanderhoek & Michael VanVranken Dina & Gershon Vincow Meghan & T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli Susan Wadley Kashi & Kameshwar Wali

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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Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Sara & Jay Wason« Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Diane Webb Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Ruth S. Weinstock, M.d., Ph.D. Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells 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


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, Erek Weis 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, Emily Liberatore Props Overhire Artisan....................................................................................Brian McBurney Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers...........................................Jen Dasher, Amanda Doherty, 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 Assistant Craftsperson............................................................................Allison Fischer Cullen Student Costumes Assistants........................................................Tucker Breder, Abby McGee Master Electrician/Projections Coordinator.....................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentice..........................................................................................Anastasia Sioris Student Electrics Assistants..............................................................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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A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F

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...................Benjamin Allen, Danielle Bertolini, Sophia Blayney, Isaiah Brooks, Stephanie Burnham, Abigail Cieslewski, Allisha Edwards, Courtney Green, Navaneeth Pandian, Chelsea Perez, Lexi Smychynsky, Olivia St. Peter 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 Development Intern........................................................................................Kaitlyn Leonard 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 Audience Engagement & Communications Associate......................................Tionge Johnson Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Student Group Sales Assistant.............................................................................Lia Chapman Marketing Interns.........................................Zora Moynihan, J.R. Pierce, Brianna Stankiewicz 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.......................................................................................................Tionge Johnson 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 THE WIZARD OF OZ

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Sat. Dec. 9, 3:00 S Sat. Dec. 9, 3:00 AD Wed. Dec. 6, 2:00 O Sat. Dec. 16, 8:00 O Sun. Dec. 17, 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

NEXT TO NORMAL

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. 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

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-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. 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 315-4433275 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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PRESENTS

College of Visual and Performing Arts

17 18 SEASON

CRAZY FOR YOU OCTOBER 6 - 15 OPENING NIGHT: OCTOBER 7

THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS NOVEMBER 10 – 18 OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 11

THE WIZARD OF OZ*

CO-PRODUCED WITH SYRACUSE STAGE NOVEMBER 29 – JANUARY 7 OPENING NIGHT: DECEMBER 1

THE SEAGULL

FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 4 OPENING NIGHT: FEBRUARY 24

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ MARCH 30 – APRIL 8 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 31

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS MAY 4 -12 OPENING NIGHT: MAY 5

*DRAMA SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE VOUCHERS REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS TO THE WIZARD OF OZ. PHOTO: EZEKIEL EDMONDS WITH ENSEMBLE IN NINE. DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY SALATINO. MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRIAN CIMMET. SCENIC DESIGNER: FELIX E. COCHREN. COSTUME DESIGNER: KATHRYN BAILEY. LIGHTING DESIGNER: ALEX KOZIARA. (PHOTO BY MICHAEL DAVIS) RALPH ZITO, CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

FLEX PACKS ON SALE NOW VPA.SYR.EDU/DRAMATICKETS 315.443.3275

SEASON SPO N S OR

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