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Next To Normal Music by Tom Kitt Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey September 11 - 30, 2012

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Welcome We begin our new season with one of the most daring and exciting musicals to hit Broadway in the last few decades. You may not have heard about it until now, but I am certain you will not forget it upon seeing it today. I wanted you to experience this new musical for two very distinct reasons. First of all, it’s a bold story about living life today. It confronts the notion of modern family in an unflinching and sometimes unflattering way. You will find this both hilarious and tragic. I think we have gone past the notion that it is possible to a have a “normal” family these days, but don’t we still dream that maybe ours could be the one? Although you may not have mental illness imbedded in your family story, you are likely to relate to the basic idea of a group of people simply trying to hold it together. That may sound like incredibly depressing stuff—Is this really the way to start a theatre season? I hope you will agree with me that in their struggle, the beauty of family emerges. The other reason this is a must-see for our audiences is the extraordinary musical format it employs. The idea of a new “modern musical” has been emerging for the last while, but the strength of this new genre is fully realized in Next to Normal. Virtually sung-through, with a heavy rock beat, this musical strips down the need for realistic settings and instead invites the audience to use their imagination as the story unfolds. The beat is electric, and the sound, I think, hypnotic.

next to normal DIRECTOR'S NOTES When Next to Normal opened on Broadway in 2009 it was hailed by The New York Times as “a brave, breathtaking musical which asks you, with operatic force, to discover the liberation in knowing where it hurts.” I believe those words to be very true. After putting this musical together for four weeks in rehearsal with this incredibly talented cast and crew, we have discovered the liberation and the incredible power of this musical. In 2009/2010 I was fortunate enough to be directing a show called Bash’d in New York at an Off-Broadway Theatre, The Zipper Factory, while Next to Normal was playing at the Booth Theatre just off of Times Square. I went. This little musical was a revelation. Here, on Broadway, playing next to these multimillion dollar mega-musicals like Spiderman, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Young Frankenstein… was this “little” musical that could— about this woman who has bi-polar disorder and how she and her family come to grips with her and her disease.

We are fortunate here at Theatre Calgary to be granted the right to perform these productions fresh from Broadway. And I’ve discovered that’s something you’ve come to expect from us. Thank you for the encouragement.

Next to Normal is about courage. About the courage to face life on life’s terms. About stepping off into the abyss. About facing the unknown and fighting for your life in the midst of incredible odds. About family and about healing. About the price we pay to feel. And it is with this in mind that we present to you Next to Normal: the feel everything musical. It has been a privilege working on this project.

Welcome to our new season.

Sincerely, Ron Jenkins

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Dennis Garnhum Artistic Director

Up Next A world premiere adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is up next. What can I say? – I am a hopeless romantic. Join us as some of the country’s finest actors immerse themselves in nineteenth century England in search of love.

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Pride and Prejudice O C T OBE R 16 to N OV E M BE R 11

elegant, sparkling and romantic By Jane austen, adapted by Janet munsil, Director Dennis garnhum, set and costume Design patrick clark, lighting Design Jock munro, Dramaturge shari Wattling, assistant Director aaron coates, choreography anita miotti, stage manager ailsa Birnie, assistant stage manager erin Finn Featuring the nac english Theatre company starring pierre Brault, ellen close, tyrell crews, anna cummer, léda Davies, michael spencer-Davis, Brendan mcmurtry Howlett, laura Huckle, philippa leslie, allan morgan, alix sideris, karl H. sine, gemma Jamessmith, elizabeth stepkowski-tarhan, shannon taylor, terry tweed a Theatre calgary / national arts centre co-production.

in Jane austen’s bright and witty comedy, getting married isn’t as simple as falling in love. eligible young men and women must run a gauntlet of dances and drawing rooms where gossip and scandal threaten at every turn. For headstrong elizabeth Bennet and proud mr. Darcy, the maze of english society that brought them together also threatens to keep them apart. One of the greatest romantic comedies ever. An unabashed celebration of budding new love, drenched with gorgeous Regency dresses on beautiful women as they search for their ideal men. Sigh. – Dennis

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general information

Theatre Calgary presents in co-production with the CITADEL THEATRE

Next To Normal

cameras and audio / visual recording devices are not permitted in the theatre. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

beeping cellular phones, pagers and watches intrude on other patrons’ enjoyment of the play. Please ensure that these items cannot sound during a performance. Alternatively, you may leave them with our staff at the coat check. good theatre etiquette benefits everyone. Please do not talk or unwrap candies during the performance. At the end of the performance, remain in your seat until the curtain call is finished and the house lights have been turned on. babies are not permitted in the theatre. assistive listening devices for the hard of hearing are available at the coat check of the Max Bell Theatre. For first aid assistance, see the house manager or the nearest usher.

Theatre Calgary is a professional non-profit company that performs in the Max Bell Theatre. It is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and operates within the jurisdiction of The Canadian Theatre Agreement. Theatre Calgary employs technicians under a collective agreement with the I.A.T.S.E.

Music by Tom

Kitt

Book & Lyrics by Brian

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Diana KATHRYN AKIN Dan RÉJEAN COURNOYER Henry MICHAEL COX Natalie SARA FARB Gabe ROBERT MARKUS Dr. Madden JOHN ULLYATT

SETTING

Seattle Director RON JENKINS Musical Director DON HORSBURGH Set & Costume Design CORY SINCENNES Lighting Design MICHAEL WALTON Sound Design CHRIS JACKO Choreographer LAURA KREWSKI Stage Manager RICK RINDER Assistant Stage Manager WAYNE PAQUETTE Head of Lighting CATHARINE BEVANS Head of Sound CHRIS JACKO Wig & Hairstylist, Wardrobe Master RON SIEGMUND Head Stage Carpenter BEN WILSON Assistant Head Stage Carpenter ADAM SCHRADER Assistant Head of Sound SAM HINDLE

Next to Normal has one 20-minute intermission.

Original Broadway Production Produced by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whittman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre New York Premiere Produced by Second Stage Theatre, New York. February 2008 Carole Rothman, Artistic Director Ellen Richard, Executive Director Next to Normal was subsequently produced by Arena Stage in November 2008 Theatre Calgary gratefully acknowledges the support provided from the Alberta Lottery Fund, by the Government of Alberta through The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the City of Calgary through Calgary Arts Development, the Community Spirit Donation Grant Program, the Government of Canada through the Canada Council and Canadian Heritage and all corporate and private contributors.

Developed at Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA (Robb Hunt, Executive Producer, Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director). An earlier version was presented in the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival Support for the development of Next to Normal was provided by the Jonathan Larson Foundation.

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NEXT TO NORMAL Musical Numbers ACT I PROLOGUE: JUST ANOTHER DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana, Dan, Gabe, Natalie EVERYTHING ELSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie WHO’S CRAZY/MY PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGIST AND I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Diana, Doctor Fine PERFECT FOR YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie, Henry I MISS THE MOUNTAINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana IT’S GONNA BE GOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Company HE’S NOT HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan YOU DON’T KNOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana I AM THE ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Gabe, Diana SUPERBOY AND THE INVISIBLE GIRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Natalie, Diana, Gabe DOCTOR ROCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doctor Madden I’M ALIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabe MAKE UP YOUR MIND/CATCH ME I’M FALLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company I DREAMED A DANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana, Gabe THERE’S A WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabe I’VE BEEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan DIDN'T I SEE THIS MOVIE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana A LIGHT IN THE DARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Diana

ACT II WISH I WERE HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana, Natalie SONG OF FORGETTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Diana, Natalie HEY #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry, Natalie SECONDS AND YEARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctor Madden, Dan, Diana BETTER THAN BEFORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctor Madden, Dan, Natalie, Diana AFTERSHOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabe HEY #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry, Natalie YOU DON’T KNOW (REPRISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana, Doctor Madden HOW COULD I EVER FORGET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana, Dan IT’S GONNA BE GOOD (REPRISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Diana WHY STAY? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana, Natalie A PROMISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Henry I’M ALIVE (REPRISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabe THE BREAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana MAKE UP YOUR MIND/CATCH ME I’M FALLING (REPRISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctor Madden, Diana, Gabe MAYBE (NEXT TO NORMAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana, Natalie HEY #3/PERFECT FOR YOU (REPRISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry, Natalie SO ANYWAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana I AM THE ONE (REPRISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan, Gabe FINALE: LIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company

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the company

K AT H R Y N A K I N

ROBERT MARKUS

Diana

Gabe

Theatre Calgary debut. elsewhere: Selected Canadian credits – Next to Normal, Clearwater/ Tarragon Theatre; Calendar Girls, MTC/Mirvish; A Connecticut Yankee, Lulu, Shaw Festival; The Shadow Stealer, Jacob 2.2 and the Dinosaur, YPT; Pal Joey, Grand/NAC. Selected UK credits - West End: Carousel, Trevor Nunn’s Gone with the Wind, The Witches of Eastwick (original cast), Sunset Boulevard. Other UK: Taboos, New End; Gypsy, Dundee Rep; Dona Flor, Lyric Hammersmith Studio; Smudge, Oval; Typographer’s Dream, Pleasance Edinburgh; Dorothy Fields Forever, King’s Head; The Wizard of Oz, Bristol Old Vic; Martin Guerre, West Yorkshire Playhouse; That Woman, Traverse Scotland; Forever Yours Marie-Lou, Twelfth Night, Trance, London Fringe. television & radio: Cambridge Spies, BBC; Street Legal, CBC; Sunnyville, Afghanada, CBC Radio; many radio dramas and readings, BBC Radio 4. Of interest Kathryn trained and worked as an assistant director with leading UK theatre companies Complicite and Shared Experience. She has taught or directed in the UK at RADA, LAMDA, Central, Mountview and in Canada at George Brown and Humber Colleges.

MICHAEL COX Henry Theatre Calgary debut. elsewhere: Mary’s Wedding, Canada Rocks, Stephenville Theatre Festival; Rent, Come From Away: Canadian Music Theatre Project, Oklahoma, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Most Happy Fella, Assassins, Theatre Sheridan; Robin Hood the Musical, Theatre Aquarius. Michael is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program and would like to thank his family, friends and Julia for all their love and support.

Theatre Calgary debut. elsewhere: Selected Chicago, Mayfield Dinner Theatre; The Rocky Horror Show, A Christmas Carol, Citadel Theatre; Hunchback, Catalyst Theatre; Titus Andronicus, The Comedy of Errors, Freewill Shakespeare Festival; The Good Woman of Setzuan, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Assassins, Studio Theatre. Robert is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program. He would like to thank his family, friends, and TH for their constant support.

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RÉJEAN COURNOYER Dan for theatre calgary: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, (Citadel co-pro). elsewhere: The Sound of Music, Pride and Prejudice, Sweeney Todd, Citadel Theatre; Les Misérables, Arts Club; Tuesdays with Morrie, 5 x City (Canadian/US Tour); Oliver!, Theatre Aquarius/ Neptune Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors, Pélagie, Canadian Stage/NAC; Nativity: A Coyote's Christmas, NAC; A Few Good Men, Neptune Theatre. television & film: The Event, Rideau Hall, October 1970, Liocracy, I Think I DO, Still Here, Marriage Wars, Baby. awards: 2004 ACTRA Award – Outstanding Performance, Male – The Event.

Theatre Calgary debut. elsewhere: Next to Normal, Clearwater Theatre; Lavender Blue, Smile Theatre; Songs for a New World, Scrooge, Rose Theatre; The Sisters Rosensweig, Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company; Wizard of Oz, Young People’s Theatre; Edges, Long and Winding Road, Tapestries, Acting Up Stage; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Canadian Stage; Jane Eyre, Oliver!, Mirvish. television & film: The Firm, Covert Affairs, Celine, Instant Star, Radio Free Roscoe, Crown Heights. awards: Robert Merritt Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for The Passion of Adele Hugo. Sara would like to thank her family for their endless love and support.

Dr. Madden for theatre calgary: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, (Citadel co-pro), West Side Story (Citadel copro), A Fitting Confusion, Anne of Green Gables. elsewhere: The 39 Steps, Vertigo Theatre; The Rocky Horror Show, Death of a Salesman, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Cabaret, The Pillowman, Citadel Theatre; Chicago, Mayfield Dinner Theatre; The Drowsy Chaperone, Citadel/NAC co-pro; A Little Night Music, Canadian Stage/Grand Theatre co-pro; Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Vancouver Playhouse; Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, MacBeth, Freewill Festival. awards: Recipient of three Sterling Awards for Sweeney Todd, Cabaret and Billy Bishop Goes to War. John is a founding member of Firefly Theatre – Edmonton’s unique circus theatre, and creator of street installations including the Human Fountain and the 21st Century Gargoyles.

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RON JENKINS

DON HORSBURGH

CORY SINCENNES

Director

Musical Director

Set & Costume Design

Theatre Calgary debut. elsewhere: Playing With Fire, Nisei Blue, The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye), The Blue Light, ATP; True Love Lies, Citadel; Chicago, Mayfield Dinner Theatre; Any Night, Bridge Theatre (NYC); 17 Dogs, Mary’s Wedding, Apple, Mesa, Respectable, Workshop West; The Trespassers, Belfry Theatre; Romeo and Juliet, U of A; Extinction Song, DualMinds; RICH, The Big League, MTYP; Confessions of a Paper Boy, Ghost River Theatre; The Black Rider, November Theatre Co.; What the Butler Saw, Studio Theatre; Steel Kiss, Eureka, The Horror, The Horror, Skid; Burt, Shadow Theatre. awards: Ron recently received the 1st Annual Calgary Critics Award for Best Director of a Play for Playing With Fire. He has won ten Sterling Awards as a director and playwright. He received a 2012 Betty Mitchell Award for Best Direction - Playing With Fire and also received a Betty Mitchell Award for Direction for The Black Rider. Ron was shortlisted for the 2007 and 2010 Siminovitch Prize in theatre for Direction.

for theatre calgary: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Citadel co-pro), Guys and Dolls (Citadel/ MTC co-pro), West Side Story (Citadel co-pro), Into the Woods, Fire, Anne of Green Gables, Honky Tonk Angels, Cheatin’ Hearts, Pal Joey, Happy End, Blue Champagne. elsewhere: Original music for 19 productions, most memorable are Waiting for Godot, Coriolanus, World of Wonders, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as musical director for Threepenny Opera, Stratford Festival; The Sound of Music, US National Tour; Little Women, The Rocky Horror Show, Sweeney Todd, Hunchback, Oliver, Cabaret, Aspects of Love, Duddy, August Osage County, Pride and Prejudice, Blyth Spirit, The Constant Wife, Citadel Theatre; Hairspray, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rainbow Stage; White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, MTC. awards: He is the recipient of five Dora Awards for his contributions to Rigoletto, A Little Night Music, Fire and Lilies. Two Sterling Haynes Awards for outstanding music direction for Cabaret and The Rocky Horror Show.

Theatre Calgary debut. elsewhere: The Rocky Horror Show, Little Women, Citadel Theatre; Chicago, Boeing Boeing, Mayfield Dinner Theatre; Mump and Smoot, ATP; Julius Caesar, The Tempest, Freewill Shakespeare Festival; Bigshot, Surreal Soreal/Ghost River; Communion, Woman in Black, Theatre Network. Cory holds a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University and a MFA in Theatre Design from U of A. He is a member of Associated Designers of Canada.

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M I C H A E L W A LT O N

W AY N E PA Q U E T T E

Lighting Design

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for theatre calgary: Hay Fever. elsewhere: Henry V, The Matchmaker, A Word or Two, Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope, The Tempest, As You Like It, King of Thieves, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Stratford Festival; Cruel and Tender, Canadian Stage; Maria Stuarda, Pacific Opera; The Rocky Horror Show, The Three Musketeers, Little Women, Citadel Theatre; And Slowly Beauty, Belfry/ NAC; The Year of Magical Thinking, Belfry/NAC/ Tarragon; The 39 Steps, A Christmas Carol, White Christmas, Oliver!, Blood Brothers, Theatre Aquarius; Mimi or a Poisoner’s Comedy, East of Berlin, Generous, Tarragon Theatre; The Last Five Years, The Drawer Boy, Grand Theatre; ’Night Mother, Soulpepper; A New Brain, Acting Up Stage; Oliver!, This is How it Goes, Neptune. Up next for Michael is the world premiere of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a new musical based on the music of The Flaming Lips, at the La Jolla Playhouse in California.

for theatre calgary: West Side Story (Citadel co-pro). elsewhere: As Director – The Country, The Dazzle, Glorious!, Shadow Theatre; Blackbird, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Citadel Theatre; Afterplay, The Christian Brothers, Madagascar, The Good Thief, A Body of Water, Orange Flower Water, Skirmishes, The Year of Magical Thinking, Blarney Productions. Wayne is the Artistic Director of Blarney Productions, an Artistic Associate with Shadow Theatre and the Citadel Theatre. Coming up, Wayne will be directing three plays: Murielle, a new play by Ellen Chorley for Blarney Productions and Promise Productions; Linda Griffith’s Age of Arousal, Blarney Productions and The Maggie Tree; and Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney, Blarney Productions. Much love to Kayla.

LAURA KREWSKI Choreographer Theatre Calgary debut. elsewhere: Hunchback, Nevermore, Frankenstein, Catalyst Theatre; The Forbidden Phoenix, Citadel/YPT/MTYP; As You Like It, Citadel Theatre; Chicago, Footloose, Mayfield Dinner Theatre; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Belfry Theatre/Arts Club; Rich, Rapa Nui, MTYP; HMS Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Edmonton Opera; With a Twist, Lunchbox Theatre; Forever Plaid, Globe Theatre; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Freewill Shakespeare Festival. awards: Recipient of two Sterling Awards, one Betty Mitchell Award as well as the YWCA Woman of Distinction for Arts and Culture. Laura has also produced and choreographed Freefall and Jazz Playground for her company Freefall Dance.

S pecial T hanks & acknowledgements ATP; Calgary Opera; Canada Safeway; Canadian Mental Health Association.

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CHRIS JACKO

RICK RINDER

Sound Design

Stage Manager

for theatre calgary: Head of Sound (2007-present). Sound Design – Cats, A Christmas Carol (2011), The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Beyond Eden (Jessie Richardson Nomination). Sound Engineer – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Citadel co-pro). elsewhere: Sound Design – The Wizard of Oz, Seussical The Musical, ATP; British Invasion, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Canadian Explosion, Nunsense, Victor Victoria, Stage West Calgary. Sound System Designer – Urinetown, Ground Zero Theatre/ Hit & Myth Productions. awards: Recipient of the 2012 Greg Bond Memorial Award. Chris has been involved in theatrical sound design and production for the past sixteen years, having earned his BFA in Technical Theatre from Ryerson University in Toronto. Previously, he has worked as the head of sound for the University of Calgary’s University Theatre Services and for Theatre Junction at the Grand.

for theatre calgary: At the Max Bell Theatre – Shirley Valentine, Tosca Cafe, Mom’s the Word, Beyond Eden, Timothy Findley's The Wars, Glorious!, Tons of Money, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Charley’s Aunt, Arsenic and Old Lace, Beauty and the Beast, The Real Thing, Summer, Pal Joey, Souvenirs, Golden Girls, And When I Wake, Salt Water Moon, The Play’s the Thing, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Uncle Vanya, Alice on Stage, K2. At the QR Centre – Mrs. Warren's Profession, Blood Relations, The Seahorse, For Those in Peril on the Sea, On Golden Pond, The Elephant Man, Mass Appeal, A Moon For the Misbegotten, Rexy, Whiskey Six, A Christmas Carol, What the Butler Saw, Cold Storage, Quartermaine’s Terms, Filthy Rich, Cloud 9. Rick and his best friend, Nadine, live in Maple Ridge, BC just 30 minutes away from their favourite pastime, granddaughter Elizabeth.

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in the wings

Written and compiled by Shari Wattling, Artistic Associate - New Play Development

ABOUT THE CREATORS

ABOUT THE MUSICAL

TOM KITT (Music)

Next to Normal first began in 1998 at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (for composers and librettists), where Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey were tasked with writing a 10-minute musical as their first-year final project. Yorkey had recently seen a television documentary on the subject of electroconvulsive therapy, and the two settled on the idea of a brief sketch about a woman undergoing this treatment—the result was the short musical Feeling Electric.

Tom Kitt is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator and musician. His composition for Next to Normal earned Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations as well as the Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards. He has also composed the music for High Fidelity (Broadway) and From Up Here (Manhattan Theatre Club), and his original songs have been featured in film and television. As a musical director, conductor and arranger, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows include 13, Hair, Laugh Whore (with Mario Cantone), Urban Cowboy and Debbie Does Dallas. Kitt was also the musical supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for Everyday Rapture at Second Stage, and music arranger for the Green Day musical American Idiot, which opened on Broadway in 2010. When not working in theatre, he is the proud leader of The Tom Kitt Band.

BRIAN YORKEY (Book and Lyrics) Brian Yorkey has received the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Book of a Musical for Next to Normal. Other theatre credits include Making Tracks, which has played Off-Broadway and regionally; the musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet; and the new country musical Play It By Heart. Film and television credits include the feature films Time After Time and Sluts and he is currently writing Love Undercover for Pandemonium Films and Overture, and Chase for Anonymous Content and Rosenzweig Films. He has directed Off-Broadway and regionally, and for seven years was Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre in Washington State, one of the nation’s leading producers of new musicals. He’s a graduate of Columbia University (an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop) and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.

Over the next decade, the play continued to develop— eventually shifting focus from a satirical and ironic look at the medical/psychological establishment to a human drama about the effects of mental illness on a family. By 2008, the show received its first large-scale professional production at the Second Stage Theatre (Off-Broadway, New York) under the new title Next to Normal. Later that year, the show was developed further to enhance the dramatic elements of the story. The re-tooled production opened at Arena Stage to praising critical and audience reviews. Next to Normal opened on Broadway in April, 2009, receiving rave reviews from New York critics and setting box office records for its venue, the Booth Theatre. It was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and received four – including Best Original Score. Next to Normal also received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (the previous musical to receive this award was Rent in 1996). The award was presented amid some controversy as the Pulitzer Board ignored the recommendations of the selection jury that did not include the play amongst the submitted finalists.

BIPOLAR DISORDER AND TREATMENT Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that results in serious, even drastic changes in mood alternating between highs (mania) and lows (depression). These swings can last hours, days, weeks and even months and are different than the normal “ups and downs” that are experienced by everyone. During a period of mania, symptoms may include feelings of euphoria, rapid speech, racing thoughts, inability to concentrate, decreased need for sleep, extreme agitation and/ or impulsive and sometimes reckless behavior. Symptoms of depression may include intense feelings of sadness or hopelessness, insomnia, a decreased ability to think clearly, fatigue, lack of motivation or decreased interest in usually enjoyed activities, withdrawal from friends and family and/or recurring thoughts of suicide or self-harm. During severe episodes of mania or depression, some people may experience psychosis, or a detachment from reality. Symptoms of psychosis include hallucinations and delusional thinking.

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Photo by Aubrey Reuben (playbill.com)

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Bipolar disorder affects approximately 1% of the population, or about 350,000 people in Canada. It affects men and women equally regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic background.


While there is no permanent cure, symptoms of bipolar disorder can be treated through a combination of medication and psychotherapy, allowing for greater control over mood swings and related symptoms. Medications can include mood stabilizers (lithium, Depakote), antipsychotics (Zyprexa, Risperdal) and antidepressants (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft). For severe cases in which medication and psychotherapy is not effective or advised, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used to stabilize mood swings. Improvement usually occurs over a course of several treatments and in some cases a longterm course of ECT is prescribed. Short term side-effects may include confusion and memory loss. For further information about mental illness, including bipolar disorder, contact the Canadian Mental Health Association, www.calgary.cmha.ca.

A DREAM SUMMER This past summer, Theatre Calgary and Mount Royal University were proud to launch a new partnership that rekindled a Calgary institution—Shakespeare in the Park—providing professional mentorship and a performing showcase for the next generation of theatre artists in our city. The first production in this new collaboration, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Michael Shamata, featured seventeen recent post-secondary graduates from training institutes across Alberta. Performances were enjoyed by over 10,000 people at Prince’s Island Park throughout July and August. Thank you Calgary for celebrating these emerging artists and Shakespeare in the Park.

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” - Jane Howard

congratulations to chris jacko Theatre Calgary is thrilled to congratulate Chris Jacko on receiving the Greg Bond Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre as part of the 2012 Betty Mitchell Awards. Chris has been Head of Sound with Theatre Calgary for the past 5 seasons, providing extraordinary sound design and audio engineering Photo by Nicole Zylstra for numerous productions including the musicals Beyond Eden, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cats and Next to Normal. This award recognizes excellence in his work at Theatre Calgary and theatres across the city, as well as his substantial contribution as a mentor to young artists. Calgary’s Betty Mitchell Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement in professional theatre in Calgary.

Amanda Davis, Grayson Ogle, Steven Evanik and Lauren Steyn in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Trudie Lee.

TALKBACK TUESDAYS Enhance Your Evening at Theatre Calgary Immediately following the performance, join members of the cast as they return to the stage for an intimate and lively discussion and Q&A session about the play, the theatre and the acting process. This is a great opportunity to share your questions and get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the performance. You never know where the conversation will lead. Talkbacks are approximately 15 - 20 minutes in duration.

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RON PETERS Business Development Rosemarie Johnston Bingo Volunteer Coordinator PRODUCTION AARON NEWBERT Technical Director MATTHEW THOMPSON Assistant Technical Director KAT FULLERTON Production Assistant LOUIS BEAUDOIN Head Scenic Artist Catharine BEVANS Head of Lighting GERRY GERLINSKY Head Scenic Carpenter CHRIS JACKO Head of Sound MICHELLE LATTA Head of Wardrobe LILLIAN MESSER Head of Props RON SIEGMUND Wardrobe Master, Resident Hair & Wig Stylist

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our donors DRESS CIrcLE MEMBERS Anonymous Joy Alford & Dan Magyar Robert Armstrong & Phil Ivers Wilda & Janet Arnold & Gayle Hayes Louis & Carmie Auger Diane M. Auld Diane & Frank Babienko Stantec Consulting Banff Aspen Lodge Baywest Homes Ltd. Robin & Ian Beddis Clare Beers & J. Timothy Buehner James Bergeron & Aileen Delaney John & Sherry Bicknell Rut Bjorkum-Mason Dave & Marilyn Bradley John Brogly Tom & Jeanne Bulger Burnswest Corporation Randi Busenius & Brain Chaisson Tom Byttynen & Janet McMaster A.S.L. & Wendy J. Campbell Colin & Ann Card John & Margaret Carleton, Norton Rose Canada Celero Solutions Ellen & Bill Chidley Janice Clark Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Lois Cole Mary Comeau, Norton Rose Canada Roman Cooney & Debbie Bruckner K. Coutts Kathleen Cowick & Dave Sorrensen, Norton Rose Canada Graham Cox & Marlene Stewart, Norton Rose Canada Lou Cusano Barbara & Tadeusz Dabrowski Evelyn Main & Jim Dinning Susan & Ross Douglas Greg & Tara Draper Gary & Leslie Duchak David & Roxanne Dunlop Rob & Fracey Easson David Eeles, Norton Rose Canada Pat Elliott Lisa Evern F. Ferguson, Norton Rose Canada TransCanada Corporation Jim Floyd, PowerOn Ltd. John & Audrey Fry Terry Gale, Standard General Rob Geremia & Bonnie Kowaliuk Ricardo & Betti Anne Giammarino Warren & Kristine Gieck Global Training Centre Bruce Graham, Calgary Economic Development Donald & Joan Greenfield Grosvenor Americas Charlie Guille, Cougar Contractors Ltd. H & R Block Deloitte S. Hanlon, Gibson Energy Inc. Brad Harper, TELUS Communications Gord Harris & Nancy Dalton Kevin & Kathy Hildebrand Bernette Ho, Norton Rose Canada Eva & Gord Hoffman Brian Hook Ryan & Kate Hoult Brian & Barbara Howes Clarke & Adele Hunter, Norton Rose Canada Nicola & Gary Jacques Debra Johnstone & Gary Agnew, Cenera Inc.

The Kahanoff Foundation Laurie & Barry Kenley Bill & Elspeth Kirk Barb & Yukio Kitagawa Gregory Kurkowski Elaine Lam Bob & Mary Lamond Dave & Kirsten Lankester Sharon & Gord Larsen Tracy & Chris Lee Beth Lennard, First Executive Centre Ray Limbert & Associates, BMO Nesbitt Burns Kerrie Logan, Norton Rose Canada Andrew & Alison Love Ray & Bernice Mack Bruce & Kathy MacKenzie, Royal Bank of Canada Dr. Michael & Illa Maher John J. Marshall, Norton Rose Canada Corinne & Andy Martel Christine Martin Scott McGeachy Jim & Dorothy McLeod Mauro & Brenda Meneghetti Alan & Geri Moon Stuart & Catherine Mugford Chuck Mulvenna, Canada Safeway John & Karen Murphy Chad Newcombe Deborah Nickerson Alan Norris, Brookfield Residential Properties Alan & Shelly Norris Jock & Diana Osler Bob & Rhonda Osness, Osness Insurance Ltd. Alex Osten Donald & Leslie Park Jay & Cheryl Park, Norton Rose Canada The Pennell Family Ron Plucer Stuart Olson Construction Ted Poppitt Robert Rakochey, Norton Rose Canada Margo & Brant Randles Sheila & Reno Redenbach RGO Office Products Partnership Bob & Jean-Ann Rooney Dr. Wayne Rosen & Dr. Laurie Lemieux Vera Ross Juli & Paul Sacco Norm & Kathy Schachar Maggie Schofield Craig Senyk, Mawer Investment Brent & Gail Shervey Clarice Siebens Roger & Lorna Smith Stephen Smith, Strike Energy Services William Smith Dr. Shean & Tish Stacey James M. Stanford Curtis & Shannon Stange Dr. M. Steele & Dr A. Daly Vera Swanson O.C. Lynn Tanner & Margaret Graw Harry & Linda Taylor Mark Thompson & Kristina Hall Bill & Cindy Tuer, Norton Rose Canada Michael & Susan Tumback Randal & Pam Van De Mosselaer, Norton Rose Canada Jud Virtue, Norton Rose Canada Alida Visbach & Paul Corbett Darren & Lana Walters, Plumbing Plus Greg & Lori Waslen Rob & Candace Waters

Edith & Cal Wenzel Western Management Consultants Ken & Stephanie Wilson

ADOPT-A-PLAY NEXT TO NORMAL ADOPT-A-PLAY SUPPORTERS Anonymous Roy & Roberta Barr Dave & Marilyn Bradley Dr. Ted Jablonski Alan & Shelly Norris Stuart Olley & Mayra Diaz Debbie & Dave Rodych Joanne Schaefer Ken & Sharon Schoor John & Peggy Van De Pol

2012/13 PLAY SUPPORTERS Anonymous John Armstrong & Karyn Leidal Linda M. Braun Don & Marlene Campbell Ellen & Bill Chidley Brian & Yvonne Conway Robert D.D. Cormack Frances Coward Don & Karol Dabbs Demiantschuk Lequier Burke & Hoffinger Marion Dobberthien Rob & Francey Easson Jamie Furtner Don & Lone Gardner Dr. Donald Gladman & Irene Shewchuk David & Anne Hills Eva & Gord Hoffman Howard & Janet McLean B.K. Milne Alan & Shelly Norris Carolyn S. Phillips In Memory of Barbara Quirk Maria Rees & Michael Binnion Andrea & Robert Sartor Norm & Kathy Schachar Dr. Shean & Tish Stacey James M. Stanford Unified Process Mentors, Mark & Louise Lines

INDIVIDUAL DONORS INVESTOR ARC Financial Corporation

SUSTAINER Richard & Lois Haskayne Tom McCabe Bruce & Janis Morrison

BENEFACTOR Dale & Stacey Burstall Laura Daniels & Doug Smith Roger & Leslie McMechan Osten-Victor Fund at The Calgary Foundation Wanklyn Family Fund at The Calgary Foundation

ASSOCIATE Anonymous Brent Allardyce

Diana & David Ballard Nolan & Carol Blades Gary & Tracey Boehm Ian & Gwen Burgess Kirsten Cook-Zaba & Dwayne Zaba Lawrence & Berta Fisher Carolyn & Larry Hursh Richard J. Kennedy Professional Corp. Brian Mills & Susan Tyrrell Gareth Morgan Leyton Morris David & Karen Morton Ken & Lois Nelson Bernadette & Thomas Raedler Fred L. Scott Dave & Martha Taylor Willis Winter Robert Woodrow

FRIEND Anonymous Doreen Abugov Larry Adorjan Sandeep & Donna Aggarwal Marguerite & Rene Amirault Margo & Paul Ancel David & Bev Andrews Stephen A. Arsenych Bernice Baher Carol Baker Don & Carol Baker Gwen Baker Beaton, Barbara Benoit Beauchamp & Lyne Audet Corey & Jen Belanger Nancy Bell Susan Belsher Thomas R. & Beverly Benson Allison Bergen David Bernatchez Greg & Danielle Bertsch Allan & Donna Black Barbara Black & Malcolm Turner Blubrown Communications Inc. Peter & Jan Bolton Gerry Bowland Brian Brausen Jim Brewington Dr. Joan Meldrum & Alan Brooks P.A. Brown Bruce & Heather Brunette Tina Buckthorp Helga Budwill Sher & Richard Burk Marion Burrus David & Sebina Butts Gordy & Brenda Cannady Kathy Carry Ray Caufield Marjorie Challand Donna Chapman Kaye & Irv Cherneski Jim & Eleanor Chinnick Dr. Patricia Chow Margaret Churchill Andrea Clark Bill & Laurie Clay Sandy & Neill Coad Ronald & Jane Collie Maureen Cook Greg Coupal Denis Couturier & Jo-Ann de Repentigny Margaret Crichton K.W. Crowshaw Jean & Keith Curtis Barbara & Gerry Darichuk Glenn & Melody Davies Gloria Davis Luigi & Joyce De Somma Linda Decker David & Kris Docherty Alexis Douglas

Denis & Pat Duke Willa & Don Dumka Danielle & Scott Durocher EnCana Corporation, Community Investment Matching Gifts Tom & Marion Enta Michael Ervin & Martina MacLean Dwayne & Rita Ewanchuk David & Dawn Falk Lynne Fawcett Mike & Lorie Flynn Elaine French Yolande & Denis Gagnon Guy & MaryAnn Gamberg Barb & Dan Giba Alan Glover Lenora & Nicholas Gnida Ron & Helen Goodman Karen & Jack Grant Don & Pauline Gray Peggy Gray J.G. Grier Pamela Grigg Ian Haddow Daniel Hall Glen & Nancy Hammerlindl Clive Hampton & Shirley Novak Barbara R. Hay Kathy Helfrick Jane Hessdorfer Laurie Hillis Tammy Hironaka Bruce & Sherry Hnidan John & Gillian Hopkins Blair Howell & Laura MacDonald Grant & Cathie Huber James Hughes John Humphrey & Laura McLeod Perry Itzcovitch Gordon James Carrol Jaques & Bob Loov Carol Jensen Barrie Johnson Glen & Joan Johnston Suzy & Andrew Judson Evelyn J. Keddie Darlene & Brian Kelly Margaret Kho Diane & Kelly Kimmett Phyllis King Jim & Maureen Kirby Sheila Kirkland Joyce Kneeland Anne & Allan Kostyniuk Helle Kraav Herb & Kathy Kroeker George & Susannah Kurian Valerie MacLeod & Frank Kurucz Marion Laing Lorne & Pat Larson Roger & Diane Leach Helen Leblanc Mark & Brenda Lenko Richard Leslie P.Eng. Linda Lesoway Tammy L.D. Liddle Marion Little Cathy & Greg Loughlin Diane & Larry Lozinski Lukacik Family Debbie MacDonald & John Sojak Jean Macnab Sylvia Madder Evelyn Martens Blair Mason Dale & Norma Mastre Richard Matthews Patrick McAdoo Marilyn Mcelheran Ronald & Sylvia McIntosh Douglas & Glenda McLean Doug & Cheryl Ann Merchant Annette Messer Lorretta Miller

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our donors (...continued) David Mitchell Jennie Molloy Charles Moore Peter & Jackie Morgan Mona Muir Stephen & Laine Mulholland Wendy Mullane Nerds on Site Calgary NGL Supplies Nine One One Communications Catherine Norman Dr. Barbara Nowinska Colleen O'Brien Karen Ormon John & Dianne O'Rourke Bev Palko Karen & John Palmer Brad & Donalda Paton Al Patterson Diana Patterson Robert Penner Mike & Lorie Pesowski Louella & Wayne Pethrick Ross & Mary Phillips William Phillips Ronald & Marjorie Potts Verna & Bryan Pryce Nancy E. Raines Wayne & Susan Ramsden Del Rath Rob Remmer Jayne Reynett & William Goudkuil Donna Riback Patricia Riggins Dixie Robbins Steven T. Robertson Howard & Karen Roppel Dr. P.A. Roxburgh Craig Rubie

Christine Sargeant Jo-Ann Schwartzenberger Jana Seibel David Severson Cheryl Sheppard Don Sibbald Ian & Susan Simister Catherine & Peter Sliwa Kelly Smith & Dan Fichter Penny Smith Peter & Gail Snell John & Marian Spring Alyce & Red Storey Harold Stringer Lesley Stuart Margaret Sundstrom Dave & Darlene Swanson Valerie & H. Allen Swanson Carolyn & David Tavender Jim & Roberta Taylor J.R. Thompson Owen & Dianne Thomson Lynn Topp Pamela & Allan Twa Pieter Van Vliet Evelyn Vandenhengel Irene Virtue Andrew & Bina Wade David Walker & Brenda McClellan Patricia Walker Alan & Bernie Warden Nomi Whalen Bob & Wendy Whyte Ken & Bev Wiens Art Williamson & Lynda McPhee Ruth Ann Wilton George Woodings Terry & Lora Wyman Norm & Jackie Zacharuk

Donna & George Zahary Herrat Zahner Del & Marjorie Zingle

Senators William R. Blain, Q.C. Don Boyes Derek Bridges Martha Cohen Joyce Doolittle Kay Grieve David Haigh Harry Hartley Margaret Hess, Q.C. Les Kimber Jan McCaghren Victor Mitchell Barbara Morin Gerry Nichol Fred Scott Lynne J. Thornton Derek Warren Nomi Whalen For more information on donating to Theatre Calgary, contact Shirley Yurchi-Weber at 403-294-7440 ext 1002 or donations@theatrecalgary.com


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Here’s Your Cue

Norton Rose Canada, Exclusive Dress Circle Sponsor. Photo by Jeff Yee, Raindrop Images.

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Q: How long have you been with Norton Rose (our Exclusive Dress Circle Sponsor)? A: 22 years. Q: How many years have you been a

subscriber at Theatre Calgary, as well as a Dress Circle Member?

A: Over 10 years. Q: After that many years, what keeps

A: It’s an opportunity for me to participate

in, and give back, to the community. It’s a great way for me to do something different that I don’t get to do in my job. I love being part of the “creative” experience! I love working with all the amazing, interesting, and diverse Board Members at the theatre.

Q: Why or how would you encourage others to join the Dress Circle?

A: If you enjoy coming to the theatre, you’ll enjoy it all the more by becoming a Dress Circle member. It makes the event of coming to the theatre so much more special, enjoyable and comfortable. You are treated like a friend and are given complimentary beverages and snacks in the W.O. Mitchell Room. You really do get the V.I.P. treatment. At this level of service, you feel like your money is well spent. Q: Who could/should be a member A: Anybody, everybody. Especially anyone who uses their tickets for entertaining business clients, or those who enjoy that extra special level of service. It really is this upgraded experience that makes coming to the theatre that much more enjoyable. Q: Why do you think Dress

A: It’s the plays. They are fabulous! Q: Why is being a Dress Circle

A: It’s one of the ways Theatre Calgary

A: I feel that it adds a whole other level to the experience in terms of comfort. The W.O. Mitchell room is a little quieter and it’s much more of an intimate atmosphere; the staff and everyone there make you feel so welcome. The staff will often times share some details about the play. Q: Why does Norton Rose Canada

support the Dress Circle?

A: Community support is important to

Norton Rose, and we feel our support of the Dress Circle is not only a great way to support Theatre Calgary, but support the arts as a whole. Live theatre adds so much to a community! Being part of the Dress Circle is great public exposure for us as well. We get to bring our clients into the private W.O. Mitchell Room, where we always receive that “upper level of service.”

Take your theatre experience to the next level. Become a Dress Circle member today and experience the fun and excitement in our exclusive W.O. Mitchell Room. Your experience will include: • • •

Circle members are important to Theatre Calgary?

fundraises in order to bring quality shows to their stage. It’s a way for people to show their support for the theatre, and in return, they get to enjoy that upgraded level of service.

Q: What is the best part of being a Dress Circle member? A: Getting the inside track. Not only do you get the inside track from the staff, but other Dress Circle members are so friendly and willing to share their stories. Pre-show and intermission is a great time to meet like-minded people, and often times, we find the intermission is too short, because we are having so much fun.

• • •

Exclusive use of the W.O. Mitchell Room Complimentary alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverage service Access to behind-the-scenes tours, including insightful informative sessions, featuring some of our leading artists Complimentary tickets to A Christmas Carol A charitable tax receipt (less benefits) And so much more

For complete details visit our website at theatrecalgary.com/support/dress_circle (variable membership levels available to suit your needs)

The generosity of private and corporate donors is critical to the long term sustainability of Theatre Calgary. A Dress Circle membership is a great way for donors to demonstrate their love and appreciation for the role of the arts in Alberta. Your Dress Circle Membership directly supports, nurtures and promotes the continued growth and artistic excellence of our theatre.

To join the DRESS CIRCLE Call 403-294-7440 ext. 1002 or email donations@theatrecalgary.com

Q: Is there anything else you want to share about Theatre Calgary or the Dress Circle? A: It’s the staff here that really make the difference – they’re friendly, gracious, and always make you feel so welcome. The staff’s enthusiasm bubbles!

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Q: You are on the Board at Theatre Calgary. What is the significance of that for you?

Become a Dress Circle Member

of the Dress Circle?

you coming back as a subscriber?

member important to you?

Q & A WITH MARY COMEAU

The W.O. Mitchell Room. Photo by Jeff Yee, Raindrop Images.

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The house programme for Theatre Calgary's NEXT TO NORMAL.  

The house programme for Theatre Calgary's NEXT TO NORMAL. The show runs September 11-30, 2012.

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