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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

WELCOME TO MARY POPPINS!

 Photo: Marc Safran

And thank you for joining us. We’re glad you’ve made us a part of your holiday season. Like many of you, I first experienced Mary Poppins as a movie. It’s one of my first movie memories. I recall my aunt taking me to see Mary Poppins in Washington, DC when I was a little boy. We’ve grown up with the dysfunctional Banks family, the steadfast Bert, and the mysterious Mary Poppins. In this crazy world, how many times have we wished for a magical nanny to float down from the sky and set things right. Now, thanks to this beautiful production, we have the opportunity to experience the magic anew, to share the discovery of this timeless story with a new generation, and to immerse ourselves once again in the eternal promise of a better tomorrow. All it takes is a willingness to fly a kite.

Broadway and Off-Broadway stages for years to come. This production of Mary Poppins embodies all that we do best and celebrates the creative power of a unique and vibrant partnership.

Mary Poppins is a co-production between Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama. This annual event has become a highlight of our season. On stage, you’ll see a multitalented cast composed of seasoned professionals from New York City and from our Department of Drama faculty. And you’ll meet some of the most talented student actors in the country. I assure you that you’ll see these actors again in regional theatres like ours, and on

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We’re excited to share the experience of Mary Poppins with you and your family. Thanks for coming, and enjoy the show! Warmly,

Robert M. Hupp Artistic Director

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Neva Rae Powers and Jeffery V. Thompson in A Christmas Carol. Photo: Alex Ottaviano

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PRODUCTION OF

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film O R I G I N A L M U S I C A N D LY R I C S B Y

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman BOOK BY

Julian Fellowes N E W S O N G S A N D A D D I T I O N A L M U S I C A N D LY R I C S B Y

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe C O - C R E AT E D B Y

Cameron Mackintosh DIRECTED BY

Peter Amster MUSIC DIRECTOR

Brian Cimmet CHOREOGRAPHED BY

Anthony Salatino SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

PROJECTION DESIGNER

Linda Buchanan

Devon Painter

Thomas C. Hase

Jonathan R. Herter

Kate Freer

A S S O C I AT E

A S S O C I AT E L I G H T I N G

F LY I N G D I R E C T O R

CONDUCTOR

DESIGNER

DIALECT COACH

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Shad Ramsey

Patrick Fanning

Joe Beumer

Celia Madeoy

Stuart Plymesser*

Harriet Bass

PRESENTING SPONSORS

PRODUCTION

Robert M. Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Ralph Zito

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Associate Artistic Director

Chair, Department of Drama

MEDIA SPONSORS

SPONSORS

Nancy & Bill Byrne

OPENING NIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST SPONSOR

SEASON SPONSORS

Mary & Larry Leatherman

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. November 26 - January 8, 2017

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CAST

(in alphabetical order) Shanel Bailey†..............................................................................Schoolgirl, Judy, Chimney Sweep Sofia Benderski.........................................................................................................................Jane Markcus Blair†............Park Couple, Bank Clerk, Tin Soldier, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors Tucker Breder†..............Bert’s Helper, Bank Clerk, Customer, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors Emily Brockway*.......................................................................................................Mary Poppins Tristen Buettel†*........................................Park Couple, Bank Clerk, China Doll, Chimney Sweep Maria Bufalini†...........................Schoolmistress, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors Jonathan Burke*........................................................................................................................Bert Timothy Davis-Reed*..............................................................................Park Keeper, Von Hussler Ezekiel Edmonds†.............................................................Valentine, Northbrook, Chimney Sweep Abigail Gjurich†.......................................................Schoolmistress, Miss Smythe, Chimney Sweep Caleb James Grochalski†..........Bert’s Helper, Park Couple, Tin Soldier, Chimney Sweep, Poseidon Joilet F. Harris*...........................................................................................Mrs. Corry, Katie Nana Myles Justise Hayward†...................................................Bert’s Helper, Customer, Chimney Sweep Rueby Holsopple.................................................................................................................Michael Crawford Horton†.....Schoolmaster, Bank Clerk, Teddy Bear, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors Benjamin Howes*......................................................................................................George Banks Marie Kemp*.............................................................................................Mrs. Brill, Bird Woman David Lowenstein*......................................................Admiral Boom, Bank Chairman, Policeman Celia Madeoy*......................................................Miss Andrew, Miss Lark, Queen Victoria Statue Cheech Manohar†......................................................................................................Robertson Ay Kelly McCormick*..................................................................................................Winifred Banks Isabella Moore†...............................................................Bert’s Helper, Schoolgirl, Chimney Sweep Jenna Najjar†........Nanny with Pram, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, Customer Michael Roach†...............Schoolboy, Bank Clerk, Mr. Punch, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors Kelsey Roberts†......................................Annie, Park Couple, Bank Clerk, Tin Soldier, Chimney Sweep Brooke Solan†...................................................Fannie, Park Couple, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep Matt Steriti†.....................Schoolboy, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, Policeman Jenny Taylor†.....................................................................Schoolgirl, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep Richard Westfahl†..................Neleus, Bank Clerk, Customer, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors

P L AY S P O N S O R S H I P Darvin Varon & Elinor Spring-Mills, December 17, 3:00 p.m.

Special thanks to Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative for serving as an advisor, www.tdf.org/autism. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Mary Poppins 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† (Mrs. Corry, Katie Nana), Markcus Blair† (Robertson Ay), Tristen Buettel†* (Winifred Banks), Luke DeLorenzo (Michael), Ezekiel Edmonds† (Bert), Abigail Gjurich† (Bird Woman, Mrs. Brill), Crawford Horton† (Park Keeper, Von Hussler), David Lowenstein* (George Banks), Jenna Najjar† (Miss Andrew, Miss Lark, Queen Victoria Statue), Michael Roach† (Neleus), Kelsey Roberts† (Mary Poppins), Kate Saluti (Jane), Matt Steriti† (Admiral Boom, Bank Chairman), Richard Westfahl† (Valentine, Northbrook)

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Dance Captains: Tristen Buettel†*, Jonathan Burke*, Caleb James Grochalski† Electronic Music Design: Brian Li Student Assistant Director: Jillian Wipfler† Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice: Em Piraino Stage Management Interns: Rebecca Hoi, Andrew Weimerskirch Young Actor Supervisor: Jessica Bush Electrics Apprentice: Laura Gisondi Follow Spot Operators: Basil Allen, Christopher Green Projections Operator: Susie Cody Assistant Audio Engineer: Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice: Trinisha Dupree Deck Crew: Michael Palmisano, Keovan Phoenix, Anastasia Sioris Aerial Operators: Megan Berner, David Delgado, Brian McBurney, Jeffrey Wilson Wardrobe and Wigs Supervisor: Sarah Stark Wardrobe: Christine McBurney, Mari Smith Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

Original London and Broadway Production Credits: Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher Co-Choreographer Stephen Mear

Lighting Design Howard Harrison

Scenic and Costume Design Bob Crowley Co-Direction and Choreography Matthew Bourne Directed by Richard Eyre

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SONG LIST ACT I Prologue............................................................................................................................Bert Cherry Tree Lane..........................George, Winifred, Jane, Michael, Mrs. Brill, Robertson Ay Practically Perfect.......................................................................Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael Jolly Holiday........................................Bert, Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael, Neleus, Ensemble Let’s Hope She Will Stay.......................................................George, Winifred, Jane, Michael A Spoonful of Sugar............................Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael, Robertson Ay, Winifred Precision and Order.............................Bank Chairman, Von Hussler, Northbrook, Ensemble A Man Has Dreams.....................................................................................................George Feed the Birds............................................................Bird Woman, Mary Poppins, Ensemble Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious..........Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, Michael, Mrs. Corry, Ensemble Playing the Game................................Mary Poppins, Valentine, Doll, Teddy Bear, Ensemble Chim Chim Cher-ee.................................................................................Bert, Mary Poppins ACT II

Cherry Tree Lane (reprise)............George, Winifred, Jane, Michael, Mrs. Brill, Robertson Ay Brimstone and Treacle (Part 1)............................................................................Miss Andrew Let’s Go Fly A Kite......................Bert, Jane, Michael, Park Keeper, Mary Poppins, Ensemble Good For Nothing.......................................................................................................George Being Mrs. Banks......................................................................................................Winifred Brimstone and Treacle (Part 2)....................................................Miss Andrew, Mary Poppins Practically Perfect (reprise)..........................................................Jane, Michael, Mary Poppins Step in Time.....................................................Bert, Jane, Michael, Mary Poppins, Ensemble A Man Has Dreams (reprise)/Spoonful of Sugar (reprise)....................................George, Bert Anything Can Happen.........Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, Michael, Winifred, Bird Woman, Ensemble

SETTING London, 1934 There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

MUSICIANS Brian Cimmet............................................................Conductor Patrick Fanning.......................Keyboard I, Associate Conductor Barry Blumenthal.....................................................Keyboard II William Boyd.................................................................Clarinet Joe Carello..........................................................................Flute Pat Carney.....................................................................Trumpet Josh Dekaney..............................................................Percussion Dave DiGennaro........................................................Trombone Heidi Hoffman...................................................................Cello Claire Tuxill McKenney......................................................Horn Darryl Pugh.........................................................................Bass

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE I WA S F O U R T E E N when the Disney movie of Mary Poppins came out. I enjoyed the mix of live action and animation, and thought the performers were charming, but it seemed a rather lightweight romp: a “jolly holiday”, but not much more. The stage musical expands the story and digs deeper into the interior landscape of these characters. It tells the story, not simply of a magical nanny and her odd friends, but of a fractured family in desperate need of redirection. Central are Jane and Michael Banks, children of wellmeaning but distracted parents. The family is on the brink of financial and emotional disaster when Mary Poppins steps in and helps them to value each other in new and profound ways. In my reading of the original P. L. Travers stories, I’ve

discovered that they were written not in the Edwardian Era, when the movie took place, but the 1930s. The Great Depression hit England as hard as it did the States, and it seemed to me that a story that involves losing a job, giving a beggar woman your last shilling, and discovering the simple pleasure of flying a kite might have greater purchase and poignancy for a contemporary audience than for the sedate world of King Edward. For those of you familiar with the movie but not the musical, you will still find old friends here: the Banks family, the chimney sweep Bert, the Birdwoman, Admiral Boom, and a rooftop full of chimney sweeps, singing some of the familiar tunes: “Spoonful of Sugar”, “Feed the Birds”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, and “Let’s

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 PETER AMSTER. PHOTO: BRENNA MERRITT.

BY PETER AMSTER

Go Fly a Kite”. And of course that magical nanny Mary Poppins is here, too, toting her bag of tricks and parrot-headed umbrella. But you will also meet new friends, culled from the many stories of P. L. Travers’ books: Mrs. Corry, Miss Andrew, Neleus the Statue, Robertson Ay, and some new songs as well. Yes, the musical is still a “jolly holiday”, but it is a holiday that is earned through the hard work of finding out what’s really important in this life.


MARY POPPINS AND THE CHRISTMAS CARD IN 1932, A RECENT art school graduate named Mary Shepard sent a hand-drawn Christmas card to an old family friend. The friend, Madge Burnand, lived in an idyllic cottage in East Sussex with the writer P.L. Travers. Travers had recently completed a series of stories about a magical nanny named Mary Poppins and Burnand had used her London contacts to help secure a publisher. The search was on for an illustrator. Travers’ first choice was Ernest Shepard, famous for his illustrations of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books. Shepard, however, was too busy to take on more work. But there on the mantelpiece at Pound Cottage, mixed in with other cards, was the drawing from Mary Shepard, Ernest’s daughter, depicting a gloomy horse, like a rocking horse, ridden by a little knight holding a banner. Horse and rider soar through the sky, and below, a solitary hoofprint in the snow.

 MARY POPPINS ILLUSTRATION BY MARY SHEPARD.

Although, Travers thought the drawing imperfect, she also recognized a joyful quality about it. “I was after a happy imperfection, innocence without naiveté and, as well, a sense of wonder,” she recalled in an interview. Burnand arranged for a meeting between writer and illustra21

tor and their collaboration began. At first, Shepard struggled but found inspiration for the magical nanny in a Dutch doll with shiny, painted black hair, a turned up nose, and small blue eyes. The doll is now contained in the collection of the New York Public Library’s Rare Book Division.


P. L.

TRAVERS BIOGRAPHY

P. L. TRAVERS WAS born Helen Lyndon Goff on August 9, 1899, in Maryborough, in the Australian province of Queensland. She later took the surname Travers from the first name of her father, Travers Goff, a bank employee and an alcohol abuser who fell on hard times during her childhood; Pamela, a fashionable name in the years after World War I, was her own invention. As a writer she used only her first and middle initials, a common device in British letters especially among women who wanted their work to be appreciated on its own merits. Her father was of Irish

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descent and sometimes waxed maudlin about his ancestral home; her mother was fond of raising her daughter with the aid of maxims and sayings, some of which found their way verbatim into the Mary Poppins books. As a child, Travers loved animals and had a rich fantasy life, often arranging corners of her family’s backyard into miniature parks. She also loved to read fairy tales. Travers’s father died when she was seven. The family moved to the resort town of Bowral in New South Wales, where her great-aunt (the model for the title character in Travers’ 1941 book Aunt Sass)


 [LEFT] P. L. TRAVERS IN COSTUME FOR A

PRODUCTION OF JULIUS CAESAR. [ABOVE] TRAVERS’ FATHER, TRAVERS GOFF, THE MODEL FOR GEORGE BANKS.

owned a sugar plantation. Even as a teenager, Travers was writing poems that appeared in Australian periodicals. (The editor who published her first poem was the father of future media magnate Rupert Murdoch.) She also took a music class, which led her into theatre. When she was 17, she headed for Sydney, Australia, and embarked on an acting career. It was during this period that she adopted the name

Pamela Lyndon Travers. Although she had moderate success on the stage, appearing in Shakespeare’s plays and touring New South Wales with a repertory company in 1921, Travers had to make ends meet by working as a journalist. She penned a column for a Sydney newspaper for two years. She became fairly widely published as a poet in Australia, publishing a number of

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pieces in a literary magazine called The Bulletin in 1923. Some were on Irish themes; many were surprisingly erotic in nature. But she was frustrated with life among conservative Australians. The Australian sense of humor, she felt, was “stodgy, mutton fed”. She had a strong desire to see more of the world, and she felt that England was the literary center of the English language. So in 1924, she sailed for London.


One day she had to entertain two visiting children, and concocted a story about a nanny who carried her belongings in a carpetbag and had an umbrella with a parrot’s head on the handle. Travers hit the ground running as a writer in London, sending articles about the arts back to Australia and New Zealand. Soon she was finding publishers for her writing in the British Isles as well, and one would turn into her primary influence: in 1925 she sent some poems to the Irish Statesman, and its editor encouraged her. The editor was the poet, Irish nationalist leader, and mystic theosophist George William Russell, who used the pen name AE. Travers and Russell began a friendship that lasted until Russell’s death in 1935. Russell introduced Travers to Irish poet William Butler Yeats and to other Irish literary figures who drew on Ireland’s mythical past in their works. Travers, already a writer given to fantasy and imagination, soaked up more of Ireland’s rich history of storytelling and poetry. She also

delved into mystical thought and studied for a time with the celebrated Armenianborn spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff. She visited the United States and Russia (then the Soviet Union); a chronicle of the latter journey, Moscow Excursion, became her first published book.

Poppins had magical powers, such as the ability to throw a tea party that would be held on the ceiling of a room. The story grew into the book Mary Poppins, illustrated by Mary Shepard (the daughter of the original illustrator of Winnie the Pooh ) and published in 1934.

In the 1930s Travers suffered from pleurisy and took time off from writing to recuperate in an old cottage in England’s Sussex region, where she lived with her close friend Madge Burnand. One day she had to entertain two visiting children, and concocted a story about a nanny who carried her belongings in a carpetbag and had an umbrella with a parrot’s head on the handle. This governess, Mary Poppins, came to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane to care for the Banks children: Jane, Michael, and twins John and Barbara. Mary

The book was successful from the start, and Travers soon followed it with a sequel, Mary Poppins Comes Back (1935). The reasons for the success of the Mary Poppins books have been the subject of numerous literary studies, but among those reasons is certainly the books’ seamless mixture of fantasy and everyday elements. The books also had deeper patterns of fantasy drawn from Travers’ studies of myth and legend, and Travers never thought of them as being exclusively for children. They also incorporated aspects of

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 P. L. TRAVERS WITH CAMILLUS IN GSTAAD, 1947.

her own life (the father in the books, George Banks, was a bank manager like Travers Goff), and, when asked by interviewers later what had given her the idea for Mary Poppins, she sometimes said it seemed the character had always been with her. The New York Times quoted her as

saying that “the ideas I had [as a child] move about in me now,” and that “sorrow lies like a heartbeat behind everything I have written.” Travers returned to Mary Poppins several times throughout her long and productive career, issuing Mary Poppins Opens the Door in 1944, 25

Mary Poppins in the Park in 1952, Mary Poppins from A to Z in 1962, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane in 1982, and Mary Poppins and the House Next Door in 1989. Travers also issued various Mary Poppins compilations, along with related projects


ď Ž JULIE ANDREWS, WALT DISNEY, AND P. L. TRAVERS AT THE PREMIERE OF MARY POPPINS, 1964.

such as Mary Poppins in the Kitchen: A Cookery Book with a Story (1975). But she also wrote other books, and pursued many interests beyond the imagined feats of her most famous creation. In 1939, after the outbreak of World War II, Travers began working for Britain’s Ministry of Information. She was sent to

the United States, and wrote a young adult novel, I Go by Sea, I Go by Land in 1941, cast as the diary of an 11-year-old girl evacuated from England during the war. Travers used part of her time in the United States to further her interest in mysticism, spending the summer of 1944 living in a boarding house in Window 26

Rock, Arizona, on a Navajo reservation. American film executive Walt Disney realized within a few years of the release of the original Mary Poppins that the series could be made successfully into a film, and first made an offer to Travers in 1945. She was skeptical about the idea and resisted it for


I wouldn’t say Mary Poppins is a children’s book for one moment. It’s certainly not written for children. I never know why Mary Poppins is thought of as a children’s book. Indeed, I don’t think there are such things. There are simply books and some of them children read. People say, “tell us the secret, how do you write for children?” I have to say that I don’t know because I don’t write for children. – P. L. TRAVERS many years, demanding, among other things, that any film be live action, not animated. She finally agreed to sell the rights to Mary Poppins in 1959, with the stipulation that she would serve as consultant on the script of the film. Even so, she was dissatisfied with the final product, which she felt was too saccharine. Nonetheless, the movie’s success made her wealthy. Though well over 60 years old when the film appeared, Travers was not content to rest on her laurels. She served as writerin-residence at Smith College in Massachusetts in 1966. She had continued to deepen

her interest in mysticism and the occult, contributing articles to the world mythology magazine Parabol, and many of her later books reflected this interest. A lecture series she gave at Scripps College in California was turned into a book, In Search of the Hero: The Continuing Relevance of Myth and Fairy Tale (1970), and she penned the fulllength study What the Bee Knows: Reflections on Myth, Symbol and Story in 1989, at the age of 90.

an impoverished Irish family. She did not, however, adopt his twin, Anthony, despite pleas from the grandparents, who of necessity had assumed custody of the boys. Camillus believed Travers was his biological mother until age 17 when Anthony unexpectedly turned up in London. Thereafter, Travers and Camillus grew increasingly estranged.

Travers never married, but very likely had romantic relationships with men and women. At age 40, she adopted a son, Camillus, from

Adapted from notablebiogrpahies.com

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Travers died in London on April 23, 1996, at age 96.


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CAST Shanel Bailey (Schoolgirl, Judy, Chimney Sweep, u/s Mrs. Corry, u/s Katie Nana) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama proudly hailing from Queens, NY. She is thrilled to be making her mainstage debut in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of Mary Poppins. She was recently seen in a concert version of Ragtime as a member of the Harlem ensemble/Sarah understudy. Next semester she will appear in the Black Box Players production of And the Women Cried. 

who is involved with this wonderful show. Most of all she’d like to thank her parents for being supportive, driving her back and forth to long rehearsals and shows, and just being loving parents. Lastly, Sofia would like to remind everyone that, “Anything can happen if you let it!” Markcus Blair (Park Couple, Bank Clerk, Tin Soldier, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, u/s Robertson Ay) wants to express his biggest gratitude to the cast and crew of Mary Poppins for coming together and making magic on stage. Markcus most recently appeared in the concert production of Ragtime (u/s Coalhouse Walker, Jr.).

Sofia Benderski (Jane) is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut as Jane in Mary Poppins. Sofia is 12 years old and a seventh grader at Onondaga Hill Middle School. She has performed in numerous productions associated with Syracuse Children’s Theatre, Town of Manlius, Landmark Theatre, Peaceful Schools, and A Class Act NY (NYC pre-professional programs). A few favorites would be The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Into the Woods (Little Red), Annie (Annie), and Les Miserables (Little Cosette). Sofia would like to thank SCT where she first started and fell in love with the theatre, as well as her friends, family and teachers for supporting her throughout this journey. A special thanks to her theatre coaches, especially Shawn Forster and her voice coach, Beth Quackenbush. Sofia would also like to thank the cast, production team, and everybody else

Tucker Breder (Bert’s Helper, Bank Clerk, Customer, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors) is ecstatic to be making his Syracuse Stage debut. Tucker is a sophomore Musical Theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama, where he recently appeared in the concert version of Ragtime as Henry Ford/Tateh understudy. This spring Tucker will perform in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, the Department of Drama’s season closer. Emily Brockway (Mary Poppins) makes her Syracuse Stage debut with Mary Poppins. Emily is a New York City-based actress, who originally hails from South Carolina.

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CAST Regional credits include: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Opera North); Camelot (Westchester Broadway Theatre); Mary Poppins (Mary), Into the Woods (Potsdam Music Theatre); Brigadoon, Cats (Cortland Repertory Theatre); Hairspray, Man of La Mancha, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre By The Sea); Guys and Dolls, Hamlet (New Harmony Theatre); Boeing Boeing, Proof, Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls (Atlantic Stage); The Who’s Tommy (Short North Stage); and principal singer aboard Disney Cruise Line. Endless thanks to this creative team, her family, Brad, and The Price Group for their steadfast trust in this journey, as well as Nova and David for the gift of song. Emily holds a BFA from Coastal Carolina University. Proud member of AEA. Follow on Instagram: @ebbrockway www.EmilyBrockway.com

Maria Bufalini (Schoolmistress, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Watertown, NY. Past credits include Percy in The Spitfire Grill (Syracuse University Department of Drama), Female Warrior in Peter Pan (Syracuse Stage/ Department of Drama), Brenda in Hairspray, Jemima in Cats, Purity in Anything Goes, and ensemble roles in Nine, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Little Mermaid, and Guys and Dolls. Jonathan Burke (Bert) is so excited and thankful to Irene and Gina at DDO Artists Agency, Harriet Bass Casting, Bob, Peter, Tony, and Brian for seeing it fit that he return to Cherry Tree Lane—this time, in a new role. Broadway:  Tuck Everlasting  (OBC). Off-Broadway/ NYC:  Langston in Harlem  (Junior Addict, Urban Stages),  Jazz A La Carte  (Apollo Theatre),  48 Hour... In Harlem  - “Lunchtime in Heaven” (Emmett, National Black Theatre). National Tours: Mary Poppins (u/s Valentine),  A Christmas Story: The Musical,  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  (u/s Joseph, Judah),  Cats  (Mungojerrie).  Regional Favorites:  Head of Passes (Crier, Berkeley Rep), Choir Boy  (David Heard, Studio Theatre),  Hairspray  (Seaweed, MerryGo-Round Playhouse),  Rent  (Angel, Hangar Theatre), Amazing Grace (Mr. Tyler,  Goodspeed), I Sing the Rising

Tristen Buettel (Park Couple, Bank Clerk, China Doll, Chimney Sweep, u/s Winifred Banks) is so excited to be in her third production at Syracuse Stage. A senior in the Syracuse University Department of Drama, past credits include Kim in Bye-Bye Birdie (Goodspeed Opera House), Inga in Young Frankenstein (Forestburgh Playhouse), and Amber in Hairspray (Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama). A huge thank you to the one and only Tony Salatino for always having faith in me.

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PRESENTS

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NINE BOOK BY ARTHUR KOPIT | MUSIC AND LYRICS BY MAURY YESTON | ADAPTATION FROM THE ITALIAN BY MARIO FRATTI (BASED ON FELLINI’S 8 ½) DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY SALATINO | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE SEPT. 30 – OCT. 8 | OPENING NIGHT: OCT. 1

LAURA AND THE SEA BY KATE TARKER | DIRECTED BY KATHERINE MCGERR NOV. 4 – 13 | OPENING NIGHT: NOV. 5

DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S

MARY POPPINS A MUSICAL BASED ON THE STORIES OF M.L. TRAVERS AND THE WALT DISNEY FILM | ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY RICHARD M. SHERMAN AND ROBERT B. SHERMAN | BOOK BY JULIAN FELLOWES | NEW SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY GEORGE STILES AND ANTHONY DREWE | CO-CREATED BY CAMERON MACINTOSH DIRECTED BY PETER AMSTER | CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTHONY SALATINO | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | CO-PRODUCED WITH SYRACUSE STAGE | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE NOV. 26 – JAN. 8 | OPENING NIGHT: DEC. 2

THE KING STAG BY CARLO GOZZI | ENGLISH VERSION BY ALBERT BERMEL | DIRECTED BY FELIX IVANOV FEB. 17 – 26 | OPENING NIGHT: FEB. 18

MAJOR BARBARA BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW DIRECTED BY GERARDINE CLARK MAR. 31 – APR. 9 | OPENING NIGHT: APR. 1

BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE MUSIC BY KURT WEILL | LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER, BERTOLT BRECHT, IRA GERSHWIN, MICHAEL FEINGOLD, OGDEN NASH, MAXWELL ANDERSEN, MARC BLITZSTEIN, JACQUES DEVAL, PAUL GREEN, LANGSTON HUGHES, GEORGE TABORI, AND ARNOLD WEINSTEIN | TEXT FORMAT BY GENE LERNER MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY NEWTON WAYLAND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY DONALD SADDLER ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY GENE LERNER AND HANK KAUFMAN | DIRECTED BY DAVID LOWENSTEIN | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | MAY 5 - 13 | OPENING NIGHT: MAY 6 *DRAMA SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE VOUCHERS REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS TO MARY POPPINS . JON PAUL ROBY WITH ENSEMBLE IN KISS ME, KATE. DIRECTED BY DAVID LOWENSTEIN. MUSICAL DIRECTOR: BRIAN CIMMET. CHOREOGRAPHER: ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH. SCENIC DESIGNER: KATIE TULIN. COSTUME DESIGNER: MEGGAN CAMP. LIGHTING DESIGNER: HYRUM JUDKINS. PHOTO: MICHAEL DAVIS.

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CAST Sea (Granby, Virginia Stage Company). BFA, Ithaca College.  Endless love to his family and friends!  “Anything can happen if you let it!”  @jondbeee

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 seven Blessed Sacrament School productions. School credits include Dorothy in Wonderland (Tin Man), The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White (The DNR Rep), and Alice in Wonderland (The White Rabbit.) Community theatre credits additionally include A Christmas Carol (Daniel & Boy at Window) at Center for the Arts of Homer. In addition to stage, Luke has acted in several local television commercials and appears on children’s poetry author William Schoff’s websites performing a number of his published poems. Luke wishes to thank his many drama instructors, directors, and mentors, as well as his family and friends, for their continued support of his passion.

Timothy Davis-Reed (Park Keeper, Von Hussler) made his professional debut in the 1983 Syracuse Stage’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac with John Cullum, which later went on National Tour. He’s played leading roles with Riverside Shakespeare, Manhattan Stage, Theatre at Monmouth in Maine, The New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, Playwright’s Theatre of New Jersey, The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and several other productions for Syracuse Stage including Ralph in A Christmas Story. He is a veteran of over 150 episodes of network television, including two seasons as a series regular on Sports Night and six seasons as White House Press Reporter Mark O’Donnell on The West Wing. Other television appearances include Harry’s Law, Big Love, Studio 60, Monk, Desperate Housewives, 24, Scrubs, Arrested Development, 7th Heaven, The Drew Carey Show, Still Standing, Will and Grace, Star Trek: Voyager, and the pilot Chestnut Hill. As always, for Chris, J.J., and Evie.

Ezekiel Edmonds (Valentine, Northbrook, Chimney Sweep, u/s Bert) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Charlotte, NC. Recent Syracuse University Department of Drama credits include, Kiss Me, Kate (Fred Graham), Measure for Measure (Angelo), Punk Rock (Bennett Francis) and Nine (Guido Contini). Additionally, Ezekiel performed in Cortland Repertory Theatre’s productions of West Side Story (Snowboy) and A Chorus Line (Don) this past summer. Ezekiel is beyond excited to be a part of the Syracuse Stage/Drama Department co-production of Mary Poppins.

Luke DeLorenzo (u/s Michael) is thrilled to making his Syracuse Stage debut. A sixth grade student at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse, Luke first discovered his

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CAST Abigail Gjurich (Schoolmistress, Miss Smythe, Chimney Sweep, u/s Bird Woman, u/s Mrs. Brill) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Buffalo, NY. She is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut with the brilliant cast of Mary Poppins. Syracuse University Department of Drama credits include mainstage productions of Nine and Parade, and studio productions of Wolfskinder, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and A Little Night Music.

Sun (Lena), Ella the Musical (Ella Fitzgerald) Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell), Caroline, or Change (Caroline, Barrymore Award for Best Actress), Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), Tulipomania, Finian’s Rainbow (Lead Sharecropper), Damn Yankees (Doris), Crowns (Mabel and Mother Shaw), It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues (Gretha), and many, many more. TV: The Wire (Detective Caroline, two seasons), Law & Order: SVU, Hack, Philly. Film: The Perfect Witness, Animal Factory, Beloved, Maximum Risk, 12 Monkeys, Rocky V, and others. Cabaret Series: From Me to You with Love; “Joy” to the World; Love, Joy, Peace and a Few Lil-isms; A Knight with a Wilson. To God Be the Glory!

Caleb James Grochalski (Bert’s Helper, Park Couple, Tin Soldier, Chimney Sweep, Poseidon) originally from Pittsburgh, PA, is currently a sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Some favorite performances include Ragtime in concert, White Christmas, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Chicago, You Can’t Take It with You, Seussical, and The Secret Garden. Next semester, he can be seen as the sassy Stephen Undershaft in the Department of Drama’s Major Barbara.

Myles Justise Hayward (Bert’s Helper, Customer, Chimney Sweep) is a junior Acting major from Miami, FL. He appeared as the Lost Boy Nibs in the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of Peter Pan. Past Department of Drama credits include the mainstage productions Punk Rock (Chadwick) and Kiss Me, Kate (ensemble); the studio concert performance of Ragtime (Booker T. Washington); and the Black Box Players Really, Really (Cooper).

Joilet F. Harris (Mrs. Corry, Katie Nana) is thrilled to make her Syracuse Stage debut. Recent theatre: All My Sons (Sue Bayliss), Because of Winn Dixie (Gloria), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Miss Jones), A Raisin in the

Rueby Holsopple (Michael) is so excited to be joining the cast of Mary Poppins at Syracuse Stage.  He has been acting, singing, and dancing since he was four. Some previ-

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CAST ous credits are Oliver! (Oliver), Willy Wonka Jr. (Charlie), Narnia (Tumnus), Seussical (Wickersham Brother), and Wizard of Oz (Munchkin Doctor). Rueby  is grateful for the opportunity to be on stage because he loves acting. In his spare time, he reads, cooks, plays ukulele, and captures his immense creativity on his video camera.

Opera House, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Asolo Repertory Theatre, among many others. Film: Miles, Easter Mysteries, Stalled. Television credits: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Flight of the Conchords, One Life to Live. Full scoop at www.benjaminhowes.com; Instagram @benjthestar Marie Kemp (Mrs. Brill, Bird Woman) is thrilled to return to Syracuse Stage. Favorite roles at the Stage have included Velma in Hairspray, Marmee in Oler & Hubbard’s Little Women, Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan, and various roles in The Boys Next Door. Marie has performed and directed regionally for over 25 years. She is a professor in the Syracuse University Department of Drama teaching Musical Theatre and is excited for the chance to be onstage with her students.

Crawford Horton (Schoolmaster, Bank Clerk, Teddy Bear, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, u/s Park Keeper, u/s Von Hussler) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major from Milton, GA. He is so excited to be making his mainstage debut in Mary Poppins. This semester he also appeared in the Syracuse University Department of Drama’s concert performance of Ragtime as Younger Brother. He will play Leander in the spring Department of Drama mainstage production of King Stag.

David Lowenstein (Admiral Boom, Bank Chairman, Policeman, u/s George Banks) is excited to return to Syracuse Stage after his SALT Award-winning turn as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Broadway:  The Frogs (original cast), Lincoln Center Theater; Seussical (original cast); On the Town; 1776 (original cast, Joseph Hewes); King David; A Christmas Carol (original cast), Madison Square Garden; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (original cast); Fanfair (Major Duomo), NYCB. Concerts:  South Pacific, Anyone Can Whistle,

Benjamin Howes (George Banks) is thrilled to be revisiting Mary Poppins, having performed in both the Broadway company and on the first National Tour. Originally from Australia, Benjamin’s credits there included Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and Grease. His other Broadway credits are Scandalous and [title of show]. He has performed Off-Broadway and in the first National Tour of Shrek. Regional credits include A.R.T., The Old Globe, Goodspeed

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CAST and Jubilee! at Carnegie Hall. OffBroadway: Howard Crabtree’s Whoop-Dee-Doo!, The Truth about Ruth (all the men), Anything Cole, Lady Be Good (Birdie). National Tours:  Company (Paul), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, On Your Toes (Hank J. Smith/ Louis Capataletti). Regional: 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, . . . Whoop-Dee-Doo!, and in the animated films Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent, and Buster and Chauncey’s Silent Night. David is professor of practice in the Syracuse University Department of Drama, as well as an alumnus, and artist in residence at Cazenovia College.

can Shakespeare Center, and several productions at Syracuse Stage. Internationally, she has worked alongside Andrew Wade, Giles Block, Patsy Rodenburg, and other distinguished directors and voice teachers of the Royal Shakespeare Company, British American Drama Academy, Canadian National Voice Intensive, National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Celia is a proud MFA Acting graduate of the Theatre School Conservatory at DePaul University in Chicago. Cheech Manohar (Robertson Ay) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Pittsburgh, PA. Regional: Syracuse Stage’s Children’s Tour New Kid (Nick), Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s  West Side Story (Chino), Jean’s Playhouse’s Aladdin (Aladdin), and The Little Mermaid (Sebastian).  Syracuse University Department of Drama mainstage credits include:  A Flea in Her Ear (Romain Tournel), Avenue Q (Brian).

Celia Madeoy (Miss Andrew, Miss Lark, Queen Victoria Statue, Dialect Coach). This season marks Celia’s seventh year on Performance Faculty in the BFA Acting/Musical Theatre program at the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Professionally, she has performed as Flo in the North American World Premiere of Saturday Night Fever at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, twice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Ameri-

Kelly McCormick (Winifred Banks) is thrilled to make her Syracuse Stage debut. National Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly Scrumptious); Les Misérables (Fantine u/s); Jack O’Brien’s 2015-16 The Sound of Music (Baroness Elberfeld; Elsa u/s). Off-Broadway: The Extraordinary Ordinary; Her Song. Regionally: Mary Poppins (Mary), Sacramento

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CAST Music Circus; Guys & Dolls (Sarah), North Shore Music Theatre; Hello! My Baby (Frances), Goodspeed Opera House; Les Misérables (Fantine), Pioneer Theatre Company; [title of show] (Heidi) and The Pajama Game (Babe), Arizona Theatre Company; 1776 (Martha Jefferson), Pittsburgh CLO; Pal Joey (Linda), Prince Music Theater; Children of Eden, Ford’s Theatre. TV credits include What Angels Fear (ABC) and Person of Interest (CBS). Kelly has appeared as a soloist with the Omaha and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. She holds her BM (Voice) from Michigan State University as well as her MM (Voice) and MFA (Drama) from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Statue) is a junior Musical Theatre major from Howell, NJ. She is ecstatic to be involved in her first Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production. Past roles include Sarraghina in Nine and Hannah Ferguson in The Spitfire Grill on the Department of Drama mainstage. Jenna will be playing Durandarte next semester in the Department of Drama’s production of The King Stag. Michael Roach (Schoolboy, Bank Clerk, Mr. Punch, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, u/s Neleus) is a senior Musical Theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama. He has recently appeared in The Glimmerglass Opera Festival’s Sweeney Todd and La Boheme; the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production Peter Pan (Noodler, Peter Pan u/s); Totem Pole Playhouse’s Grease (Eugene) and Shenandoah (Henry); and the Department of Drama’s concert production of Ragtime (Father). He couldn’t have picked a better show to end his Department of Drama career. Anything can happen if you let it!

Isabella Moore (Bert’s Helper, Schoolgirl, Chimney Sweep) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Los Angeles, CA. Syracuse University Department of Drama mainstage credits include Parade (Essie), Measure for Measure (Francisa/Mariana’s Companion), Kiss Me, Kate (Ensemble), Punk Rock (Lilly), and Nine (Stephanie Necrophorus). Other credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet) and 42nd Street (Peggy). She is thrilled to be making her debut at Syracuse Stage.

Kelsey Roberts (Annie, Park Couple, Bank Clerk, Tin Soldier, Chimney Sweep u/s Mary Poppins) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Elmhurst, IL. She is excited to be performing in her last show as a Syracuse University Department of Drama student, and looks forward to heading to

Jenna Najjar (Nanny with Pram, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, Customer, u/s Miss Andrew, u/s Miss Lark, u/s Queen Victoria

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CAST New York City in the spring. Recent Syracuse credits include the Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production of Hairspray, Department of Drama mainstage productions Nine and The Spitfire Grill, and studio productions of Twelfth Night and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Matthew Steriti (Schoolboy, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, Policeman, u/s Admiral Boom, u/s Bank Chairman) is a junior Musical Theatre major from Boston, MA. Some of his past credits include the Department of Drama mainstage production of Kiss Me, Kate (ensemble), the concert performance of Ragtime (Tateh), and the Black Box Players Really, Really (Johnson). He can be seen next in the Syracuse University Department of Drama’s mainstage production of Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill this spring.

Brooke Solan (Fannie, Park Couple, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep) is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut in this wonderful production of Mary Poppins. She is a sophomore Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University Department of Drama and has previously been seen in the concert production of Ragtime.

Jenny Taylor (Schoolgirl, Bank Clerk, Chimney Sweep) is a senior Musical Theatre major from Durham, NH. This past summer she worked at Patrick Dorow Productions in Kittery, ME, as Demeter in Cats and Whatsername in American Idiot.  Last semester she appeared in Syracuse Stage’s The Christians as a choir member and at Syracuse Opera as a featured dancer in My Fair Lady. Department of Drama credits include mainstage productions of Kiss Me, Kate (ensemble), Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Sally u/s), and Nine (Our Lady of the Spa).

Kate Saluti (u/s Jane) is excited about her first appearance with Syracuse Stage and is extremely proud to join the cast of Mary Poppins, one of her favorite stories of all time. She has loved performing since her first ballet class at age three and since then has performed with Syracuse Children’s Theater, Manlius Pebble Hill Kids Stock, and in school plays. She has also studied piano with Ida Tili-Trebicka since age five. Kate is 10 years old and attends Jamesville DeWitt Middle School where her favorite subjects are music, art, and science. Kate would like to thank all of her family for their support, the cast (and new friends) for making the experience so memorable and fun, and especially director Peter Amster for this amazing opportunity.

Richard Westfahl (Neleus, Bank Clerk, Customer, Chimney Sweep, Board of Directors, u/s Valentine, u/s Northbrook) is a senior Mu-

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EVERY GIFT MATTERS This past September, Syracuse Stage welcomed over 400 community members to our Open House. By far the most popular activity was the “backstage tours”. Guests were taken behind the scenes to where the magic is made. From actor dressing rooms, to our prop, scene, and costume shops, Stage artisans were on hand to talk about their work on upcoming shows. Patrons were surprised to learn that Syracuse Stage shows are not “pre-built” - they are carefully crafted from the ground up. From the 500 feet of steel molded into the Bank’s home for Mary Poppins to the four-tier Victorian wedding cake, our sets are constructed on site piece by piece. Gifts to Syracuse Stage support our artists and artisans every step of the way and allow them to bring our productions to life – productions that inspire and entertain audiences young and old and transport us out of our everyday lives into the magical realm of live theatre. For a brief time we can come together and celebrate our common humanity. Thank you to the thousands of patrons who over the years have supported Stage. Every gift matters. Make yours today. WWW.SYRACUSESTAGE.ORG | 315-443-3931

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CAST sical Theatre major from Stamford CT. He was seen this past summer at the Cortland Rep Theater in productions of West Side Story and A Chorus Line. He appeared in the Syracuse Stage/Department of

Drama co-production of Peter Pan (Twin) and the Department of Drama mainstage production Kiss Me, Kate (Gangster). Richard was the choreographer for the Department of Drama’s Punk Rock.

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Linda Buchanan [USAA] (Scenic Designer) has designed environments for hundreds of productions at theatres throughout the country and abroad. Her work has been seen in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, the Paramount, and others.  Buchanan has designed regionally for Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Indiana Rep, Cleveland Play House, 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 other theatres. Buchanan was design director of R.D. Design Associates for several years, where she designed the State of Illinois Center dedication ceremony and over 100 environments for corporate theatre, special events, restaurants, and museums.  Buchanan’s design 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 in 2 USITT design exhibits (Women in Design, 1997, and Evolution of a Designer, 2010). Recent work includes Two Trains Running for the Goodman

Theatre, Peter Pan for Syracuse Stage, King Lear for Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theatre, and The Spider’s Web for the Alley Theatre. 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). Upcoming work includes Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court Theatre), The Elephant Man (Resident Ensemble Players), The Tavern (Utah Shakespeare Festival) and the opera Lucio Silla for the Buxton Festival, UK. Buchanan 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). Buchanan is head of Scene Design and associate dean at The Theatre School at DePaul University.  Devon Painter (Costume Designer) New York: The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout Theatre Company, associate to Desmond Heeley); This Side of Paradise (Theatre at St. Clements); Hard Times, The Cave

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Dwellers, The Gentleman Dancing Master (Pearl Theater Company); Luminescence Dating (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Tatjana in Color (The Culture Project). Regional theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Theatre, 2016); My Fair Lady (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Three Musketeers, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Miracle Worker (Indiana Repertory Theatre); In A Forest Dark and Deep, Captors (Contemporary American Theatre Festival); Cyrano (Arden Theatre Company, Folger Theatre); Death of a Salesman, Edward Albee’s Seascape, A Doctor’s Dilemma, Skylight (American Players Theatre); Stage Kiss, Death of a Salesman, All My Sons (Guthrie Theater); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Christmas Carol, Sweeney Todd, Good People (Geva Theatre Center). Denver Center Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, The Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, among others. Her costume designs were selected for the exhibit, Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance. Professional affiliations: United Scenic Artists. Awards: Connecticut Critic Circle Award nominee (I Do! I Do!, Westport Country Playhouse). Education: MFA, University of Texas at Austin. www.devonpainter.com

nies in the United States including: The Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Minnesota Opera, Goodspeed Opera, Dallas Opera, and Los Angeles Opera. His work has been seen at regional theatres throughout the United States including: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Center Stage Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, The Dallas Theater Center, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Maine State Music Theater, Geva Theatre. As lighting designer with Ping Chong and Company, his work was seen worldwide. In New York City he has been active on Broadway and Off-Broadway as well as New York City Opera and BAM Next Wave Festival. He has designed throughout Europe, Asia, and South America including: Theater Erfurt; Bayerische Staatsoper; Staatstheater Kassel; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Stadttheater Giessen; The Barbican and Sadler’s Wells in London; Opera North in the UK; The Abbey Theatre and for Riverdreams in Dublin; Malmö Opera in Sweden; The Dutch, Finnish, and Colombian National Operas; Stageholdings and the Nationale Reisopera in Holland; Opéra de Marseille; Canadian Opera Company; The Luminato Festival in Toronto; Singapore Arts Festival; and Tokyo Metro Arts Center. Mr. Hase has been the head of lighting and lighting design for Cincinnati Opera Association for 20 years. More information is available at Haseltd.com.

Thomas C. Hase (Lighting Designer) Mr. Hase’s body of work includes many of the regional opera compa-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Jonathan R. Herter (Sound Designer) is serving as resident sound designer for his eighteenth season at Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama. Mr. Herter has designed for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena, Geva, Round House, Virginia Stage, and the Hangar Theatre, among others. Some of his favorite productions are: Next to Normal, Hairspray, The Overwhelming, Caroline, or Change,  The Miracle Worker,  The Day Room, 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?,  Driving Miss Daisy, Inherit the Wind, and Big River.

Her installation work has been exhibited at the National Building Museum, The Hammond Museum, 3LD, Front Room Gallery, and the World Wide Words Festival (Denmark). She has taught master classes at Harvard University, Syracuse University, Wesleyan, and New York University. Kate is a founding member of Imaginary Media Artists (www.imartists.com). Patrick Fanning (Associate Conductor) is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage debut. Born and raised in Tempe, AZ, Patrick graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from Arizona State University. Recent credits include Billy Elliot (Fulton Theatre), Elf the Musical (NETWorks), A Grand Night for Singing, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, The Music Man, Sister Act, The Full Monty (Maine State Music Theatre), Xanadu (NYU Tisch), Carmina Burana, Nixon in China  (The Phoenix Symphony). Thanks to Brian, Peter, Tony and Mom. For Dad. www.patrickdfanning.com

Kate Freer (Projection Designer) is a multimedia designer and video artist for theatre, film, and installation. Off-Broadway and Downtown: Sunset Baby (Labyrinth Theater); Love Machine (Incubator Arts Project); Around the World in 80 Days (The New Theater at 45th Street); PS Jones and the Frozen City (The New Ohio); Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo  (La MaMa, Undesirable Elements Festival); Bullet for Adolph (New World Stages); Chimera  (HERE, Under the Radar 2012). Regional: Interior Designs (NJPAC, Jersey Moves); Pinkolandia (Two River Theater); Fahrenheit 451 (Aquila Theatre); Stuck Elevator (American Conservatory Theater); The Mountaintop (CenterStage); The Clean House  (Syracuse Stage).

Stuart Plymesser (Production Stage Manager) is in his 20th 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 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 Syra51


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

original and touring productions of Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean, and the OffBroadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include: Syracuse Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Trinity Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center,  Indiana Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Longwharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and PlayMakers Repertory Theatre.  Feature film credits include: Pushing Hands, directed by Ang Lee; Underheat, starring Lee Grant; First We Take Manhattan, produced by Golden Harvest Inc.; and Graves End, directed by Sal Stabile.

Harriet Bass (Casting) has been an independent New York casting director since 1989, casting for theatre, film, and television. In New York City, Harriet has cast for ABC/TV, Fox Television Studios, Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre: NEW WORK NOW, The Minetta Lane Theatre, The Women’s Project, La MaMa, E.T.C., New York Women in Film and Television, and The Jewish Repertory Theatre. She has cast the last three of the late August Wilson’s ten part play series: the

C R E AT I V E T E A M Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (Original Music and Lyrics). The Sherman brothers’ career as leading composer/lyricists in family entertainment spans almost 50 years and includes two Academy Awards, Best Score and Best Song for Mary Poppins. The work of the brothers Sherman is enjoying a fresh chapter of success in musical theatre with sensational stage revivals of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins across the UK. Chitty originally opened in the West End

in 2002 going on to become the longest-running musical ever at the London Palladium, before playing Broadway and beyond, garnering huge international success. The stage production of Mary Poppins, coproduced by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened to critical acclaim in London in 2004, winning two Olivier Awards, with the Broadway production running for six years. The Jungle Book, another Shermans/ Disney favorite, has also recently made the screen-to-stage transition,

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C R E AT I V E T E A M premiering at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The Sherman Brothers gained recognition in popular music with several top-ten hits - among them You’re Sixteen, Let’s Get Together, and Tall Paul. 1960 marked the start of a phenomenal ten year association with Walt Disney, during which time they composed over 150 songs for his films, TV shows, Disneyland, and other theme parks. Their Disney credits include the films The Jungle Book, The Parent Trap, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Sword and the Stone, The Aristocats, The Happiest Millionaire, the Winnie the Pooh series, and of course Mary Poppins. They also wrote the most translated and performed song on earth, “It’s a Small World (After All)”. They went on to compose song scores for Snoopy Come Home, Charlotte’s Web, the Broadway hit musical Over Here! and the ‘fantasmagorical’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - with its Oscar nominated title song. The Sherman Brothers created screenplays and song scores for Tom Sawyer (First Prize at the Moscow Film Festival), Huckleberry Finn, the 1976 Royal Film Performance The Slipper and the Rose (with co-author Bryan Forbes), and The Magic of Lassie, which also earned them their 9th Academy Award nomination for Best Song. More recent credits include the book Walt’s Time  - a wonderful autobiographical and pictorial journey through their song-writing years; the Disney hit animated feature The Tigger Movie, the stage musical Busker Alley starring Tommy Tune in the United States, and Beverly Hills Cop 3. In addition to their Oscars, other

honors awarded to the Sherman brothers include three Grammys, 24 Gold and Platinum Albums, as well as a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Robert Sherman died peacefully in London in March 2012. Julian Fellowes (Book). Educated at Ampleforth and Magdalene College, Cambridge, Julian Fellowes is a multi-award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer. As creator, sole writer, and executive producer of the hit television series Downton Abbey, Fellowes has won three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. Fellowes received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Gosford Park (2002). His work was also honored by the Writer’s Guild of America, the New York Film Critics’ Circle, and the National Society of Film Critics for Best Screenplay. Other writing credits for film include Piccadilly Jim (2004),  Vanity Fair  (2004),  Young Victoria  (2009),  The Tourist (2010),  Romeo & Juliet  (2013), and the three-part drama Doctor Thorne for ITV. Fellowes also wrote and directed the award-winning films Separate Lies and From Time to Time. Fellowes wrote the books for the Tony-nominated stage production of Mary Poppins and for School of Rock: The Musical which opened on Broadway in December 2015, and was written and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Fellowes has authored three novels: Snobs (2005), Past Imperfect  (2008), and Belgravia (2016). Julian Fellowes became a life peer in 2011. He lives in Dorset and London with his wife, Emma.

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C R E AT I V E T E A M George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics) have been writing musicals together since they met at Exeter University over thirty years ago. During that time they have written the scores for the Olivier-Award-nominated Betty Blue Eyes, Soho Cinders, Honk!, Just So, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure, Tutankhamun, and the new songs, dance, and vocal arrangements for the world-wide smash-hit Cameron Mackintosh and Disney production of Mary Poppins. Current projects include The Wind in the Willows with Julian Fellowes for the West End, a new adaptation of Graham Greene’s Travels With My Aunt with Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, and a new version of Half A Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh. In development they have Soapdish for Broadway and a new project with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell. Since winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2000, their show Honk! has been seen by more than six million people all over the world in over 8,000 productions in more than 20 languages. Stiles and Drewe have also completed a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs, which recently enjoyed a run at London’s Palace Theatre starring Simon Webbe and Alison Jiear. Independently, George composed the musicals Moll Flanders, The Three Musketeers, and Tom Jones, as well as the music for Sam Mendes’ productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya. His 2007

score for Troilus and Cressida at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre was nominated for a Jefferson Award. He is currently writing a dance drama with the choreographer Drewe McOnie. Anthony has written lyrics for the musicals The Card and A Twist Of Fate. As a director Anthony’s work includes Snoopy (Watermill Theatre), Honk! (South Africa, Chicago, Tokyo and Singapore), Just So (North Shore Music Theatre, Massachusetts and Chichester Festival Theatre), The Thing About Men (London’s King’s Head Theatre), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre), and The Three Little Pigs (Singapore and London’s Palace Theatre), Goldilocks And The Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Singapore). Stiles and Drewe have also written two revues and have contributed songs to a variety of theatre, TV and radio shows including the RSC’s Shakespeare Revue, The Challenge, The NT’s Chain Play, and Dame Edna Everage’s Look At Me When I’m Talking To You. Stiles and Drewe’s many awards include: The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical (Honk!), three of the top prizes in the Musical of the Year Awards for Peter Pan and The Three Musketeers, the TMA Best Musical Award (Moll Flanders), The Straits Times Award for Best Musical (A Twist of Fate), and the first ever Vivian Ellis Prize (Just So). Mary Poppins has won 44 major theatre awards around the globe including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann, and London Evening Standard Awards. George and Anthony are founding board-members of Mercury Musical Develop-

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C R E AT I V E T E A M ments, a charitable organization that nurtures new musical writing in the UK, and which also awards the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for a new song written for the musical stage.

25th anniversary with a theatrical first - three different productions of the musical were staged simultaneously in one city - the star-studded Concert at The O2, the acclaimed new 25th Anniversary Production at London’s Barbican Theatre, and the original production, which continues its record-breaking run at the Queen’s Theatre, London. The new 25th Anniversary Production has been a huge hit all over again, currently breaking box office records across North America and in Spain, with other productions due to open worldwide in Canada, Australia, South America, South Africa, Korea, Japan and China over the next three years. In October, 2011 The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a spectacular staging at the Royal Albert Hall. A completely new production of this legendary musical launched on a national tour in February 2012. Over the next three years over 40 new productions of his musicals are due to open around the world. In December 2012 Cameron, in conjunction with Working Title Films and Universal, released the film version of Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Cameron owns seven historic theatres in London’s West End - the Prince of Wales, Gielgud, Queen’s, Wyndham’s, Noël Coward, Novello, and Prince Edward, all of which have undergone spectacular refurbishment, giving him the opportunity to indulge his passion for architecture and the restoration of old buildings. He is also co-owner of Music Theatre International, the

Cameron Mackintosh (Co-Creator). For nearly 45 years Cameron Mackintosh has been producing more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running musicals of all time, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, which are still running successfully across the world. Mary Poppins, his co-production with Disney, is now also dispersing its magic globally with smash hit productions in North America, Australia and Holland, with further productions soon to open in Mexico, China, Germany and Japan. His new production of Miss Saigon, another of his massive hits, is doing sell-out business in Japan. As well as original musicals, Cameron enjoys producing new versions of such classics as My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Carousel, and Oliver! - which have all been worldwide hits. Oliver! recently enjoyed another record-breaking run at London’s legendary Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and a new production is on tour in the UK. Other original international productions include Little Shop of Horrors, Side by Side by Sondheim, Martin Guerre, and The Witches of Eastwick which has just opened to great acclaim in Brazil. He also produced the most successful production ever of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies in London. Les Misérables is now the longest-running musical in the world and, in October 2010, celebrated its

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C R E AT I V E T E A M world’s largest theatre library. Some of Cameron’s awards include the following: In 1995 his company received The Queen’s Award for Export Achievement and he was knighted in

the 1996 New Year’s Honours for his services to British theatre. In 2006 he received the National Enjoy England Award for Excellence for his Outstanding Contribution to Tourism.

DIRECTOR Peter Amster returns to Syracuse Stage, where he directed Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (2016 SALT Award: Director of the Year - Play, Professional), A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, This Wonderful Life, and The Fantasticks. Some ancient Central New York history: he was artistic director of Cortland Repertory Theatre from 1978 to 1982. He has been nominated for Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of Once on This Island, The World Goes Round, and The Rothschild’s at Apple Tree Theatre, and Pride and Prejudice at Northlight Theatre. Other Chicago area theatres where he has worked include Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Court Theatre, the

Goodman Theatre, Live Bait, Pegasus, and Route 66. He has directed at many regional theatres, including The Cleveland Play House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Peninsula Players, American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and the Weston Playhouse. Mr. Amster has directed and choreographed operas for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, Skylight Opera in Milwaukee, and Light Opera Works in Evanston, IL. He has taught theatre, opera, and performance studies at Northwestern University, California Institute of the Arts, Louisiana State University, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University.

MUSIC DIRECTOR Brian Cimmet. Past Syracuse Stage credits include Peter Pan, Hairspray, Rent, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, White Christmas, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With the Syracuse University Department of Drama, Brian directed Avenue Q, Merrily We Roll Along, and Like You Like It, and was music director for Cabaret, Cradle Will Rock, Violet,

Seussical, Spring Awakening, Parade, Kiss Me, Kate, The Spitfire Grill, and Nine. 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

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MUSIC DIRECTOR regional and stock productions at Maine State Music Theater, North Shore Music Theater, Arena Stage, Kansas City Starlight, and many other wonderful theatres around the country. He has composed scores to Absolutely Anything, The Spirit of Reindeer, A Christmas Carol, Burn This, Stop Kiss, Let’s Play Two, and Who’s Ready For a Show?, 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, www.bemoresmarter.com), and contributor to several puzzle books, some of which are available at Barnes & Noble.

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

Caroline, or Change, designed the fights for Bug and A Streetcar Named Desire, and set the dances and fight scenes for Romeo and Juliet. At Connecticut’s Westport Country Playhouse, he choreographed the world premiere of Jam and Spice, a revue of the music of Kurt Weill. An associate professor at Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, Tony most recently directed Nine, and previously directed Sweeney Todd. He conceived, directed, and choreographed three original productions: Bravo Piaf!, The Table (Der Tisch), and The Clowns. He co-directed and choreographed The Wind in the Willows for the Department of Drama and New York’s New Victory Theatre. He served as choreographer for Carmen at the Virginia Opera, and director and choreographer for Maria de Buenos Aires and Tango for Naples Opera. Tony also has directed and choreographed for the Fort Worth, Connecticut, Pittsburgh and Syracuse Opera Companies. Tony was the artistic director of the Fort Worth (TX) Ballet Company, and

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CHOREOGRAPHER associate artistic director of the Hartford (CT) Ballet. He has performed with dance companies throughout the

United States and Europe, and he has performed with the (New York) City Center Company at the White House.

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

Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy, and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Millionaria. He has held faculty positions at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College and, in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Hendrix College. Robert served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and has served on funding panels for the 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.

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 with-

in 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

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MANAGING DIRECTOR 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Under the O’Neill’s aegis, Jill also developed the Baltic Playwrights Conference, an annual international new play development retreat held in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington DC’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New  Mexico, and Massachusetts. Jill has also served on

numerous municipal and non-profit boards and participated in mentoring programs for high school and college students, including the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jill is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, look forward to calling Central New York home for years to come.

A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Kyle Bass previously served as resident dramaturg and worked on many Syracuse Stage productions, including The Christians, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Piano Lesson, Scorched, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, Moby Dick, The Brothers Size, Caroline, or Change, Fences, The Price, Little Women, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Kyle worked closely with Ping Chong on the creation of Tales from the Salt City and is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. Kyle is the co-author of the screenplay for the film Day of Days, which stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt and is scheduled for release in 2017. Kyle is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, for fiction in 1998 and the 2010 fellowship in playwriting, a finalist for the Princess Grace

Playwriting Award, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His stage plays include Tender Rain and Bleecker Street and his one-man play Carver at Tuskegee, which was produced in Syracuse Stage’s BackStory! series. Kyle is currently writing a new play titled Possessing Harriet, which was commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association and developed through the Kitchen Theatre Company’s New Play Development Workshop at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He is also writing the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcey Steinke. Kyle worked with acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems on her theatre piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, and was presented at Yale Repertory Theatre. Kyle’s writing has appeared in the journals Callaloo, Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing and he has been

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A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R a guest on National Public Radio discussing race in American theatre. Kyle teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Goddard College. He also teaches playwriting at Syracuse University, Colgate Univer-

sity, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges and serves as Drama Editor for Stone Canoe. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

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 seventh year as chair of the Department of Drama. Directing credits for the Department of Drama include: The Spitfire Grill, As You Like It, and The Aliens. 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. 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.

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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 conservatory-style training in a university setting and in collaboration with Syracuse Stage. With much appre-

ciation, 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.

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F Chair..........................................................................................................Ralph Zito Business Manager.....................................................................................Leslie Noble Administrative Specialist..............................................................................Lisa Tucci Director, Tepper Semester in NYC..........................................................Lisa Nicholas Music Director, Student Cabarets and Chief Accompanist...................Alice Valentine Director, 914Works.....................................................................................Scott Rose 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

A D J U N C T FA C U L T Y Rob Andrusko Dianna Angell Kathleen Baum Dave Bowman Rob Bundy Don Buschmann 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 Nicholas Kowerko Holly K. LaGrow Karen Menter Bridget Moriarty

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William Morris Leslie Noble Rebecca Schuetz Abel Searor Kevin Shumway Randy Steffen Renee Storiale Lauren Unbekant Joseph Whelan


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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 44th 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

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 43 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 Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara, and Ping

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

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW

DISGRACED B Y AYAD A KH TA R | D I R E C T E D B Y MAY A DR A LE S JA N UAR Y 2 5 - F E B R UAR Y 1 2 | OP E NING NIGH T: JA N UAR Y 2 7

BASED ON AN IDEA BY MURRAY HORWITZ AND RICHARD MALTBY, JR. | ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY LUTHER HENDERSON | VOCAL AND MUSICAL CONCEPTS BY JEFFREY GUTCHEON VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY JEFFREY GUTCHEON AND WILLIAM ELLIOTT | CONCEIVED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY RICHARD MALTBY, JR. | ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY THE MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ORIGINALLY PRODUCED ON BROADWAY BY EMANUEL AZENBERG, DASHA EPSTEIN, THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION, JANE GAYNOR, AND RON DANTE | DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY PATDRO HARRIS | MARCH 1 – 26 | OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 3

Amir Kapoor is a deeply assimilated Pakistani-American with the perfect job, the perfect apartment, and the perfect wife—until it all unravels over the course of a single dinner party (an unforgettably explosive scene). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (2013) and a Tony Award nominee for Best Play (2015), Disgraced is a timely and taut (90 minutes) drama that engages mind and heart with refreshing and stunning candor as it explores the cultural and personal fracturing Amir encounters as he pursues his ideal of the American Dream. A new and daring voice in American theatre, Akhtar creates urgent dramatic connections between the stage and the world outside our doors.

Step back into the sparkling nightlife of a 1930s jazz club in this celebration of the jazz legend Fats Waller. From Uptown to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, Waller’s music helped define the swinging sound of the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Music, dance, sassy repartee, and a whole lot of fun with 29 famous songs including “‘T Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “The Joint is Jumpin’,” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

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

THE KING STAG

MAJOR BARBARA

B Y C AR L O G O Z Z I | E N G L I S H V E R S I ON B Y A L B E R T B E R M E L D I R E C T E D B Y FE LIX I VA NOV F E B R UAR Y 1 7 – 2 6 | O P E N I NG NI GHT: F E B R UAR Y 1 8

B Y GE OR GE B E R N ARD SHAW | D IRECTED BY GE R A R DINE C LA RK | MARCH 31 – APRIL 9 OP E NI NG NI GHT: APRIL 1

Major Barbara presents Shaw at his provocative, powerful, and astonishingly funny best. Andrew Undershaft is a highly successful arms manufacturer. His estranged daughter Barbara has devoted her life to saving souls with the Salvation Army. When Andrew’s wife and Barbara’s mother, the formidable Lady Britomart, reunites father and daughter, she initiates a battle of wills and wits that has each convinced the other can be converted. Right, wrong, good, evil, moral, or immoral—it all gets turned topsy-turvy when Shaw sets his characters in motion.

One of the best known plays of the Commedia del’Arte form, Gozzi’s magical tale brings to life King Deramo, his faithful wife Angela, his treacherous prime minister Tartaglia, several hare-brained members of his court, a magician, a parrot, magical stags, and a giant bear. A fairy tale for all ages, The King Stag captures the sheer fun and bracing physicality of the Italian comic tradition.

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

Fran Nichols Vice Chairman Emeritus Eric Mower + Associates PRESIDENT

Bea Gonzalez Dean, University College Syracuse University CHAIR-ELECT

Richard Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank VICE CHAIR

Janet Audunson Senior Counsel National Grid VICE CHAIR

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

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

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

Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Jill A. Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer   Dan Berman Partner HancockEstabrook, LLP   Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc.   Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer   Steve Chase Senior Vice President Harbridge Consulting Group  

Brian Cimmet Professor of Practice/Music Director SU Department of Drama Robin Curtis Zellar Homes/Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty   Richard Driscoll Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank   Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor   Neil Gold Retired VP Gold Pure Food Products   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 M. Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage   Gregg Lambert Dean’s Professor of the Humanities Syracuse University   Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST   Daniel D. Lent VP, Sr. Relationship Manager Key Bank   Sara Lowengard Syracuse Stage Guild President Attorney Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.   Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano, Lucchesi and Collins   Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon  

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Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King   Kevin O’Connor Sr. Resident Director & Sr. VP Investments Merrill Lynch   Virginia Parker Retired Educator   Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group   Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University   Robert Pomfrey President & CEO POMCO Group Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser   Michelle Schultz Senior Director, HR Business Partner Human Resources AXA   L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company   Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer   Michael 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

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TREASURER

Sara Lowengard

Ellen Lautz

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

RECORDING SECRETARY

Garrett Heater

Terry Delavan

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP

Deborah Trent VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING

Kelly Gardner VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLICITY

Sara Weiler

Ray Abdella Kathy Brown Elaine Cardone Sandi DiBianco Shauna Diliberto Sheila Gangemi

Jacki Goldberg Donna Greene Barbara Ianuzi Lauren Kochian Linda Lowengard Carol Minkstein Margaret Shirtz Melissa Vassenelli Maryam Wasmund Sara Weiler

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Melissa Morgan

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

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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 Anna Kate Waters

Katherine Benware

Michael Mankiewicz

10TH GRADE, WEST GENESEE HIGH

12TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

12TH GRADE, G RAY BODLEY HIGH

SCHOOL

ACADEMY

SCHOOL

Cami Cortez

Kristina Bell

Olivia Moffa

10TH GRADE, WESTHILL HIGH

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMY

Geraldine Wason

Lily Byrne

Sarah Linquest

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CATO-MERIDIAN

12TH GRADE, MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL

Jenna Lacey

Marcus JohnsonÂ

Zacqueline Baldwin-Sease

12TH GRADE, CORCORAN HIGH

11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CORCORAN HIGH

SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL

Kate TenEyck

Marissa DiGennaro

10TH GRADE, FAYETTEVILLE-

11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS*

Richard Mather Fund

*Corporate, Foundation, and Government operating support received in the last 12 months from $3,000 and above and in-kind support from $10,000 and above.

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MARY POPPINS SPONSORS Key Bank. A community is more than a collection of homes and businesses. It’s also the institutions that improve our lives through art, music, dance, and theatre. KeyBank supports a wide range of arts organizations because we know that a vibrant cultural scene is vital to bringing the people of our communities closer through their shared appreciation of the diverse talents they provide. That’s why KeyBank is a proud sponsor of Syracuse Stage. The Reisman Foundation values what Syracuse Stage brings to the cultural fabric of Central New York, making it a better place to live and work. The Foundation is pleased to support the production of Mary Poppins. Congratulations on another great season. The John Ben Snow Foundation and Memorial Trust appreciates Syracuse Stage’s continued commitment to the Central New York community. We congratulate them on another outstanding season! Carrier is proud to continue to support Syracuse Stage and is delighted to sponsor the mainstage play Mary Poppins 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 delighted to welcome you to the Syracuse Stage production of Mary Poppins. Please join us in congratulating Syracuse Stage on this wonderful family musical production and in wishing Syracuse Stage well in its 2016-2017 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 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 $75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation« $50,000 - $74,999 Destiny USA§ Genesee Grande§ Syracuse Media Group§ $20,000 - $49,999 Central New York Community Foundation County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts The Richard Mather Fund« New York State Council on the Arts Shubert Foundation $12,500 - $19,999 Allyn Foundation Bank of America – Children’s Tour The Gifford Foundation« KeyBank N.A.« M&T Bank POMCO Group $7,500 - $12,499 AXA Foundation Chase iHeart Media§ The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust The National Endowment for the Arts NBT Bank

 = INCREASED GIFT,

Syracuse New Times§ WAER§ WRVO§ $5,000 - $7,499 Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor§ Barclay Damon Business Journal News Network§ Carrier Corporation Excellus BlueCross BlueShield The Grandma Brown Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund« Lockheed Martin MST Phoebe’s§ Scherzi Photography + Video§ The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 20162017 Syracuse Symposium™ on Place Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Stage Guild Tompkins Financial Advisors Upstate Medical University Wegmans $2,800 - $4,999 Bank of New York Mellon The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation« Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Urban CNY§

$1,500 - $2,799 Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation« McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc.« 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 Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Charitable Trust L. & J.G. Stickley« $250 - $499 Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert« Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Reeves Farms

* = STAGE BOARD MEMBER, STAGE EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER, as of November 1, 2016

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n = IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION


CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL Smith Contemporary Furniture/Smith Interiors Ltd The Horowitch Family Foundation The Mid-York Press, Inc.

$75 - $249 Brady Systems Fulton Savings Bank 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

$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. Founders’ Circle $7,500 - $24,999 Bill & Nancy* Byrne« The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon* Sullivan« Playwrights’ Circle $5,000 - $7,499 George* Bain« Daniel Bingham & Gail Hamner Mary & Larry* Leatherman Judy & Eric Mower* Sally Lou & Fran* Nichols« Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht« Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier« Helene* & Neil* Gold Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard« Roberta & Rocco* Mangano« Louis & Susan Marcoccia Suzanne* & Kevin* McAuliffe«

Judith Sayles & David Murray« Frederick & Virginia* Parker« Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey« Mrs. Sherwin Radin Patricia & Melvin* Stith« Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen« Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald« Joan Christy & Thomas Bersani Nancy Seward & Tim Bond Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown James Clark & Sharon Gordon« Laurie Clark« Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Robin Curtis* & David Zellar Ed & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Barbara & Michael Flintrop« Barbara W. Genton« Joan & Eddie Green* Winifred E. Greenberg Ann & Larry* Harris Betsy Hartnett* Clea & Bob Hupp

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Mrs. Claude* Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish« Ann & Dan* Lent« Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall« Margaret* & Don Martin Kevin* & Michelle O’Connor Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D. William & Rosemary Pooler Dene A. Sarason Elaine & Michael* Shende Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding Cindy Sutton & Family« Cherry & Peter Thun Linda & Jack* Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Laurie & Michael* Zoanetti Benefactors $1,000 - $1,499 Anonymous Maria & Paul Badami Bob & Bobbie Constable Marya & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC


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John* and Kim Huhtala« Linda & Dan Lowengard John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell« Susan Beth Burgess & Michael S. Nilan Jan & David Panasci Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash Margaret & Richard* Shirtz« George & Rita Soufleris Raymond & Linda Straub« Cathy and Michael* Tick Lynda & Terry Wheat« Stars $500 - $999 Marjorie Aubry Marion Barbero Daniel* & Sarah Berman Jeffrey Bogart Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters Steven* & Seanne Chase Pat Colabufo Diana Coles« Frank N. Decker John Druke« Lew & Elaine Dubroff Jim & Patty Dungey« Karen & Nat Dunn« Clay & Dora Elliott Mary Ann Ferris Mary Ann Finn« Grace & Michael Flusche« Sylvia & David Fry« Allan & Nirelle Galson Michael & Jacki* Goldberg Donna Graber« Deborah Haines« David Heisig & Donna Mahar Theodore Hansen John Huppertz & Diane Mastin David Jacobs« John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz Kim & Phillip Mazza« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« Ralph & Mary Lou Penner« Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Jane Burkhead & Robert* Sarason« Kendrick & Gracia Sears«

Nancy & Walter Shepard Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith H. Paul Steiner Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland Wanda Thompson« Gregg Tripoli« Pastor Phil* Turner« Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Angels $250 - $499 Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester« Susan & Thomas Brett Walter & Angel Broadnax Maren & Mark Brown Marlene A. Brown« Marion L. Burke Craig & Kathy Byrum Ann & Steve Chase« Ann Clarke« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Mr. W. Carroll Coyne Judith Dannible Bill & Terry Delevan Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Anita & Allen Frank Melanie & Mark Fullerton« Charles R. Gallagher Ernest Giraud Penny & Ernie Giraud Jerry & Beth Groff Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Holstein David & Sally Hootnick« Joyce Homan Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey Hoone Elaine & Steve Jacobs Lex & Helen Joseph Robin & Mark Kasowitz« Norma Kelley

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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 Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in honor 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 Virginia Foley in memory of Beverly Michaels Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone


Stephen & Janet Kimatian Mary Rose Kott Ellen & Terry Lautz« Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Candace & John Marsellus Albert Marshall« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« James & Kathleen Muldoon« Betty Jane & Larry Myers Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis John & Joan Nicholson Michael & Maggie O’Connor Phyllis & Chuck Olmsted David & Susan Palen« Robert & Jane Pickett« Marilyn Pinsky Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« Rissa & Michael Ratner James* & Theresa Reed Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Lois & Ted Schroeder Ellen Schwartz« Marilyn & Mike Sees« Barbara Shaw James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr L. John* Steigerwald IV« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tenney« Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy« Anita Wagner Linda Webb« – in support of Audio-Described Performances John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $150 - $249 George & Sandra Abbott Dr. & Mrs. Jerrold Abraham Judy & Bud Adams Judith Adams Dr. George P. Adams & Mrs. Beverly C. Adams Kathy & Mark Adelson Sally Alden Kal Alston Robert & Jeanne Anderson Nathan Andrews Tony Antonello & Danielle Quintus

Holmes & Sarah Bailey« Rosemary Baker & Stu Spiegel Juanita Balamut« Tammy Balamut« Gail & Dennis Baldwin« Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett« Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Roslyn Bilford Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black Barbara Bloom Gary & Fran Bockus Richard Bowman Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Caroline & Nicholas Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Mary & Bill Butler Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Robert F. Caswell Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Ann & Steve Chase« Anthony & Carolyn Cimino« Joan Cincotta Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence« Edward Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« Margaret & David Compton« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine« William & Julia Consroe« Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan George Curry« Jamie & Julie Cyr« Peter & Margaret Darby« Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Paula A. Dendis

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Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff Jacki & Michael Goldberg in tribute of Natalie Goldberg Syracuse MT Student 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 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 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 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


Delores R. Dixon Susan Dorn« Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene« Sharry Doyle« Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss David & Robin Drucker Karen Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole Elizabeth & William Elkins Greg & Linda Ellstrom S. Emerick« Richard Ernst Susan Estabrook Cissie Fairchilds« Lori & Christopher Farrell Tom & Jane Ferguson Marsha & Benjamin Ferrara James & Barbara Finlon Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack« Robert & Terry Flower« Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest« Judith Fox Philip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer« Melanie & Mark Fullerton Carolyn & Sean Garner David & Bernice Gaynor Margaret Gelfuso and Peter Scheibe« Barbara W. Genton John & Debbie Gerson« Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi« Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Phyllis Goldman« Annette Goodman« Robert & Karen Goldman Mrs. Lewis H. Goodman Linda Fabian Goodrich & Dennis Goodrich« Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Judith & Samuel Gorovitz Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg The Greenfield Family Jerry & Beth Groff James M. Hahn Patricia Haggerty Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey

Mrs. Stuart F. Hancock, Jr.« Carole & Mark Hansen Milena Hansen« Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan Bill & Kathy Harmand Rebecca & Michael Harris David & Lib Hayes Nancy & Bud Haylor Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu Mary Hershberger Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Jacqueline Hicks« Camille & Mark Hill« Alvin & Sandra Holmes Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Dr. Harold Husovsky & Dr. Susan E. Stred Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable 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 Ed & Susan Kelley Jean Kimber Barbara & Richard Kimm« Doris King« Russell & Joan King Sally & Dick Kinsey Theresa & Stephen Kline« Kathy & Barry Kogut Richard & Joan Kollgaard Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth«

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Susan A. Parker in honor of Virginia B. Parker Dr. Paul E. Phillips & Ms. Sharon Sullivan in memory of Betty Lourie David Relyea in honor of Paula Relyea Nancy Remchuk in honor of Timothy Bond Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg cochairing the Gala Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie 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 Renée & Ben & Tracey White 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


Jill Ladd Hume & Peggy Laidman Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington« Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn Bonnie Levy Elizabeth D. Liddy Edward & Carol Lipson David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi Joanne Lloyd« K.B. Lloyd« Harlan London, Ph.D.« Betsy Long« John & Marian Loosmann« Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Tom Miller & Mary MacBlane James MacKillop John & Janet Mallan« Jon M. Maloff J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Louis & Nancy Maresca Elizabeth G. Mascia Ann Marshall Susan Martineau« Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro« Noreen & Donald McCrimmon Rod & Jana McDonald William & Pamela McGarry Michael McGrath« Pat McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin« Nancy & M. James McPherson« Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna Margaret Meier Mary & Eckart Meisterfeld Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ann R. Melvin Ben & Julie Merchant« Sis Merrell Elizabeth & Walter Merriam David Michelo & Peggy Ruzzie Dan & Terry Miller« Merrill L. Miller, M.D. Beth & David Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell

June M. Mitchell James Mitscher Robert & Barbara Moore Tina Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak« Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan« Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss« Cathryn Newton Dennis & Doren Norfleet Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara Sally O’Herin« Albert & Joy Oliver Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Kathy Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan Parker« Kenn & Annette* Peters« David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jean Raper« Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Robert & Christina Rhinehart Brian & Chris Rieger« Julie & Boyd Rimel« Michael & Cindy Rogan« Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell« 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 Janice Scully, M.D. Ruth Seaman Gracia & Kendrick Sears Thelie Trotty-Selzer & Jon Selzer« Rick & Betsy Severance Craig Simmons

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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 Deirdre & David Stam John Steinburg & Karl Crossman Deborah & James Stewart Dr. Lawrence Stewart« Jill & Ron Stratton Myrna & E.D. Sullivan« Thomas Talbot Jordan Tannenbaum Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik Mr. and Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper« Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Dina & Gershon Vincow T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli Kashi & Kameshwar Wali Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Ruth S. Weinstock Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells Evelyn D. White Joanne Wickman Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Lori Ott & Jeffrey Woodward Kelly Wypych«


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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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 M. 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 Management Intern............................................................................Bryn Newell Student Work Study.............................................................Rachel Ackerman, Hector Aguirre Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters...............................................................Phillip Dyke, Jordan Michaud, Erek Weis Graduate Assistant........................................................................................Leticia Hernandez Student Work Study..............................................................Hector Aguirre, McKenna Vargas Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist.......................................................................Kristen Prescott-Ezickson Graduate Assistants..............................................................Loren Bartnicke, Mark Zbikowski Properties Coordinator...........................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...................................................................................................Mike Gerlach Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Graduate Assistants......................................................................Chelsea Jones, Taro Takizawa Student Work Study..................................................................Jessica Crawford, Ashlee Kyker Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers.....................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Jennifer Peet First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers...................................................................................Sarah Alspach, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Hair Stylist......................................................................................................Kristina Scalone Costume Crafts Over Hire.....................................................................Allison Fischer Cullen Student Work Study...........................................................Kiersten Kozbial-Wu, Abby McGee Master Electrician............................................................................................David M. Bowman Assistant Master Electrician............................................................Miles Dudgeon, ETCP, CEE Electrics Journeyman..........................................................................................Laura Gisondi Student Assistants..........................Greg Folsom, Ryan Gibson, Andy LiDestri, Roslyn Palmer Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer.......................................................Jonathan R. Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice............................................................................................Trinisha Dupree Graduate Assistant.................................................................................Corey Martin Sullivan 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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S Y R A C U S E S TA G E S TA F F

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F

General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate..................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Student Assistant..................................................................................................Justin Ramer Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Assistant Director of Ticketing and Subscription Services........................Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................Laurie Lindsey Patron Sales and Services..........................................................Brian Balamut, Dennis Lennox Box Office Assistants.........................................Phelicia Ball, Danielle Bertolini, Jalina Brown Stephanie Burnham, Elizabeth Carson, Luke Earle Rupert Krueger, Michael Roach Director of Audience Services.................................................................................Lydia Kubiniec Assistant House Manager...............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers.......Drew Deal, James Mack, Natalie Oliver, Nenad Vukovic Bartenders..........Meg Pusey Anthis, Patrick Cummings, William Loeper, Evan Starling-Davis Work Study Ushers..................................Valeria Berdecia, Manda Borden, Kimberly Castoro, Katelyn Rachel Eaton, Madelyn Gelth, Amanda Gomes, Alexander Aranyi Low, Samantha Lucas, John Michael MacLeod, Alexander Maiman, Callista McMaye, Cameron Reece, Tee Rodriguez, Jenefer Rojas, Nathan Shapiro, Jemila Smith, Claire St. Marie, Brianna Stankiewicz Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Associate Director of Development...............................................................Katherine Keeney Development Associate...................................................................................Meggan Madden Angel Appeal Telefunding Manager....................................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Educational Outreach...........................................................................Lauren Unbekant Assistant Director of Education..............................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Intern...........................................................................................Mike Mankiewicz Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager.........................................................................Tracey White Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Group Sales Student Assistant................................................................................Kat Norton Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Public Relations Manager..............................................................................Kristina Starowitz Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Marketing Interns..........................................Suzanne El-Nabli, Kaitlyn Leonard, Beth Lindly Artistic Assistant...............................................................................................................Chris Botek Dramaturgy Graduate Intern......................................................................................Ellie Kaplan Artistic Undergraduate Intern...............................................................Catherine Grace Giddings Interpreters for the Deaf.........................................Brenda Brown, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Sarah Korcz Zenna Preli, Shaun Standford Open Captioning........................................................................................................Chris Botek Audio Description..............................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officer.................................................................................Stacey Emmons Custodians........................................................................Kitty Ashby, Les Edwards, Tony Rogers

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ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2016/17

DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW

DISGRACED

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Sat. Dec. 10, 3:00 S Sat. Dec. 10, 3:00 AD Wed. Dec. 7, 2:00 O Sun. Dec. 18, 2:00 O Sat. Feb. 4, 3:00 S Sat. Feb. 11, 3:00 AD Wed. Feb. 8, 2:00 O Sun. Feb. 12, 2:00 O

Sat. Mar. 11, 3:00 S Sat. Mar. 18, 3:00 AD Wed. Mar. 15, 2:00 O Sun. Mar. 19, 2:00 O

DEATHTRAP

Sat. May 20, 3:00 S Sat. May 20, 3:00 AD Wed. May 24, 2:00 O Sun. May 28, 2:00 O

Sat. Apr. 15, 3:00 S Sat. Apr. 22, 3:00 AD Wed. Apr. 19, 2:00 O Sun. Apr. 23, 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: Syracuse Stage offers an infrared hearing system for patrons with up to 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge through the Box Office or at the Coat Room before curtain.

Open Captioned Performances = O Open Captioning is provided for two matinee performances 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.

PROGRAM BOOK Director of Marketing and Communications: Joseph Whelan Advertising: Joanna Penalva Graphic Designer: Jonathan Hudak Cover: Brenna Merritt

Mary Poppins published November 26, 2016 The Syracuse Stage program is published seven times a year. For advertising rates and information contact Joanna Penalva at 315.443.2709. Printed by Canfield & Tack.

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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, $30 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $43, $42, $30 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $51, $46, $30 Previews: $39, $34, $30 All tickets can be purchased at the Syracuse Stage Box Office or online anytime at www.SyracuseStage.org. Prices may vary for opening nights. Prices may vary for opening nights and Mary Poppins. DISCOUNTS Available for senior citizens, 40 and under, and students. 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. 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. BEEPERS AND CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones; check your beeper and leave your seat number with an usher at the Coat Room prior to the performance. They will monitor your beeper and notify you if there is an emergency. 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 two 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 an infrared listening system for patrons with up to a 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge at the Coat Room before curtain. SIGNED INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES Tuesday evenings, the third or fourth 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. WWW.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 do not bring food into the theatre. 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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