Page 1

The Tenth Anniversary Production of

A Christmas Carol

Generously sponsored by Media Partner


INSPIRED EXPRESSIONS in food, drink and design

Life events inspire moments to celebrate through good food, drink and company. Peppers creates exceptional experiences around these moments, reflecting your unique vision and personality through our unparalleled expertise and passion. From concept to realization, our talented teams in Culinary Arts, CakeArt, ArtBar and Art & Design thoughtfully collaborate to craft a complete experience with attention to the fine details. Cake photo by Katie Hall Photography

Contact our event specialists to create your one-of-a-kind occasion today.

PeppersCatering.com 508.393.6844

We hope you enjoy the show. Let us help you relax and have fun, knowing your future is well-planned, with the proper legal structures in place to ensure peace of mind. Trust & Estate • Tax Planning • Real Estate • Special Needs And nearly 40 additional areas of practice.

Worcester

|

Framingham

| cape cod

508.459.8000 | www.fletchertilton.com


2 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA 01608 TheHanoverTheatre.org

Visit our website and be sure to subscribe to our weekly online newsletter for the latest promotions, contests and new show announcements. Please note for our Broadway shows we offer ASL and audio description services at specific performances. We offer wheelchair accessibility at all shows. Please visit TheHanoverTheatre.org/accessibility for complete info.

STAFF & SUPPORT Administrative President & CEO Troy Siebels General Manager R. Glen Grusmark Director of Finance & Human Resources Janine Diliberto Finance & Human Resources Assistant Gerry Baeder Executive Assistant Amanda Bohart Marketing & Public Relations Director of Marketing & PR Lisa Condit Senior Sales Manager Diane Pieciak Design Manager Monica Wagner Elefterion Advertising & Subscription Coordinator Lillian Irwin Digital Media Assistant Harmony Wheeler Group Sales Brand Ambassador Daniella Marie Development Director of Development Nel Lazour Development Associate Veronica Bailey

Education Director of Education Meghan Montaner Education Assistant Kelly Rourke Director of Dance Jennifer Agbay Outreach Programs Coordinator Sharon Hart

Production Production Manager Jon Rosbrook Lighting Designer Brenda Shepard House Sound/Audio Engineer Nick Joyce Stage Crew IATSE Local 96

Facilities Facilities Manager Lewis Symynkywicz Facilities Associates Dan Friend Danielle Friend Manny Morales Sara Pineda Stan Tarka

Operations Director of Operations David MacArthur Jr. Assistant Operations Manager Savannah Plante Food and Beverage Manager Jeff Brodeur Special Events Coordinator Mark Steina House Managers Pete Belsito Elizabeth LoConto Ellen Santimaw Mark Steina FSS Salon MaÎtre D’s Sue Shimeall Ray Trifone

Box Office Director of Ticketing Genevieve Shappell Assistant Box Office Manager Brendan Donnellan FSS Ticketing Manager Nadia Naco Box Office Associates Naya Byfield Julie Carlson Derek Courtney Cathy Mezynski Jean O'Halloran Sonya Richards

Mighty Wurlitzer Team Resident Organist Len Beyersdorfer Curator Bruce Hager Technical consultant Don Phipps

Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Marianne E. Felice, Chair Steven G. Joseph, Vice Chair Charles R. Valade, Treasurer Kristen Albright, Secretary Marie A. Angelini Tracy Barlok Ronald E. Bidinger, DDS Maureen F. Binienda Lisa M. Carroll Joan Crowley

Tarek Elsawy, MD Joseph D. Freitas Ivan Green Steven G. Joseph Linda S. Larrivee, PhD Richard W. Lavey Pamela A. Massad, Esq. Lisa McDonough Michael V. O’Brien Mary C. Ritter Ellen Savickas

Troy Siebels Carolyn J. Stempler Thomas J. Sullivan Honorary Director Mary C. DeFeudis Founders Edward P. Madaus Paul J. Demoga, Esq.

2017-2018 CORPORATE SPONSORS We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the theatre’s 2017-2018 season.

For more information contact Nel Lazour, director of development, at 508.471.1770.


We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following patrons for their support of the Theatre District Campaign David & Kristen Albright The George I. Alden Trust Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund Mike & Marie Angelini Bank of America Barr Foundation Bay State Savings Bank Jeff & Tracy Barlok Maurice & Pamela Boisvert John & Dawn Budd James & Stella Chacharone John & Brigita Clementi James & Nancy Coghlin Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. Mary C. DeFeudis Paul & Sandra Demoga Digital Federal Credit Union The Ellsworth Foundation Fred & Patty Eppinger Dr. Marianne Felice The Fletcher Foundation Robert Frankel & Ann McCauley Fred Harris Daniels Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Freitas The George F. & Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Lisa Kirby Gibbs The Albert J. Gifford Charitable Trust Dr. Ivan & Noreen Green The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation Harrington Foundation Hoche-Scofield Foundation Steve & Lee Joseph

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TODAY.

Richard & Tracey Lavey Edward & Margaret Madaus MassDevelopment Jean McDonough Lisa & Neil McDonough The Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation Millbury Savings Bank National Grid Donald & Susan Pegg Regan P. Remillard Rollstone Bank & Trust The Schwartz Charitable Foundation Jane & Troy Siebels The Stoddard Charitable Trust Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Agency Inc. E. Paul & Kathy Tinsley UniBank Unum Jody & Charlie Valade Webster Five David Williams & Joyce Cariglia Wyman-Gordon Foundation - list current as of Dec 1, 2017 Due to space constraints, we have only listed donors at the $1,000 level and above. For more information or to get involved call Nel Lazour, director of development nel@thehanovertheatre.org or 508.471.1770

• ENROLL IN A CLASS • BECOME A MEMBER • SUBSCRIBE • ADVERTISE • SPONSOR • VISIT US AGAIN

To learn more visit TheHanoverTheatre.org


We extend our sincere thanks to the Franklin Square Society members who play a leadership role in building a strong and sustainable institution that serves the cultural needs of our community.

ENCORE CIRCLE SUBSCRIBERS Steve Buchalter, Enterprise Cleaning Corporation Mary C. DeFeudis The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation

Don & Polly Phipps Worcester Telegram & Gazette

CELEBRITY CIRCLE SUBSCRIBERS Commerce Bank National Grid

Worcester Business Development Corporation Wayne Canty, Heat Trace Products, LLC

CELEBRITY CIRCLE MEMBERS Marc, Miriam & Isabella Montalvo Martha Pappas

Polar Beverages Amy & Edward Russo*

DIRECTOR CIRCLE SUBSCRIBERS AbbVie Mike & Marie Angelini Archstone Financial Randall S. Barko & Marie Elissa Boisvert Bay State Savings Bank R.E. Bidinger, DDS & J.M. Stiles, DMD* James & Nancy Coghlin Cornerstone Bank

Kerry & Cheryl Daigle* Digital Federal Credit Union Jeff Johnson, Eagle Cleaning Corp. Allen Fletcher Drs. Ivan & Noreen Green* Richard & Tracey Lavey Robert & Myra McAnulty* Mirick O’Connell Ronn & Holly Moody*

Peppers Artful Events Ken & Karen Rapp Ed Sato * John & Ellen Savickas Standard Source, Inc. UniBank Kim & Adrian VanderSpek Webster Five

DIRECTOR CIRCLE MEMBERS AdCare Educational Institute Francis Carroll & Family Alexander Aronson Finning CPA’s Lisa Carroll Amica Mutual Insurance Company CF Concepts, Inc Assumption College Mary Frances & John Coakley Avidia Bank Commonwealth Electrical Bank of America Technologies LLC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Country Bank Massachusetts Eastern Acoustic Works Karin Branscombe FLEXcon Jeff Burk & Dale LePage Millbury Savings Bank Henry & Pamela Camosse Oriol Health Care*

Joanne Prizio Reliant Medical Group Rollstone Bank and Trust Saint Vincent Hospital Sellia Group United Lens Company, Inc. Unum Karen & Ken Whitcomb Worcester Polytechnic Institute


PRODUCER CIRCLE SUBSCRIBERS Mark Aaronson A. Arsenault & Sons, Inc. David & Kristen Albright AllCom Credit Union Barry & Jean Alman* Cliff & Mary Ellen Anderson Brent & Katrinka Arthaud* David & Linda Ayers Paul & Jane Baker Jeff & Tracy Barlok Brian & Marissa Barlow Jack & Susan Bassick Jo Ann & Ted Bauer Dr. Steven J. Beckman & Family Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Bender Dr. Charles & Janet Birbara Maurice & Pamela Boisvert Kenneth & Patricia Boivin Kate & Tim Breen Virginia & Kevin Byrne Drs. Richard & Peni Callahan Barbara & Richard Cerny Carol & David Chester Brenda Cloutier Mary & Hannah Cooper* Richard & Ann Marie Cravedi Paul & Sandra Demoga* Justine & Kevin DeNorscia Joseph & Linda Depasquale Donald & Melanie Donegan* Kevin & Michelle Donovan Steven & Peggy Dorval John & Beverly Doubleday* Mr. & Mrs. William R. Durgin Richard & Deborah Emmons Fallon Health Annette & Mark Farley Dr. Marianne Felice Ann L. Flynn Mary & Noelle Fura Lee & Dina Gaudette* William & Patricia Giannopoulos Marty Green & Maura Mahoney

Mel & Joyce Greenberg Ward McLaughlin The Grenon Family Jack & Cynthia Monahan Raymond & Donna Griffin Richard & Diana Mundinger Dr. Abraham & Linda Haddad Margaret Naylor & Robert Condon Melody & Paul Hamilton* Lisa & Nick Nevin* Maryanne Hammond Barbara & Kenneth New Barbara Hanc & Karen Ryberg James D. O'Brien Jr., Esq. Don & Peg Harbert Matthew Olds & Michael Berthiaume* Donna & Andrew Hebb Vincent & Denise Osterman, E. Roberta Henderson Osterman Gas Service Charles Henneberry Jr. Michael A. Pagano, Lamoureux Robert & Marilyn Hennigan Pagano & Associates Christine & Bill Herbert Donald & Susan Pegg* Stasia B. Hovenesian Premier Optical William & Patricia Iandoli* Buz & Nancy Reusch* Drs. Richard & Sheryl Irwin Robin Rhodes* Ian & Maureen Johnson Mary & William Ritter Kallin & Linda Johnson Peter & Patti Rugg Steve & Lee Joseph John & Ann Savageau Matthew Kamins & Laurian Patricia Segerson Banciulescu Karon & Kellie Shea* Paul & Carol Kelleher William & Carol Shemeth David Kelly Michael & Carol Sleeper Helen P. Koskinas Dale Stafford & Maureen Hardy Harry P. & Sharon Kotseas Dr. Daniel & Deborah Steigman Suzanne & Kevin Kozak* John & Lynn Sullivan Sharon & Allen Krause* Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Debra & Dennis Lamarche Insurance Agency Henry & Holly LaMountain* Michael & Jennifer Tarka Kathleen & John Lauring Francis J. & Karen Tighe* Stanley & Debi Levenson Michael & Andrea Urban Bruce & Andrea Little Jody & Charlie Valade Stephen & Valerie Loring Herbert & Jean Varnum Thomas Lowe & Jane Pond Anthony Vigliotti* Carole Lyman* Webster Five Michael P. & Kathleen A. Lyons* James & Tracy V. Wells Helder & Maggie Machado, Machado Jerry & Demmie Wells Consulting Todd H. Wetzel Gloria & John Mackoul Reverend Jane Willan & Don Lutz Edward & Margaret Madaus* Sharon & Peter Woodbury* Michael & Audrey Marcy Susan & David Woodbury Carolann McAdam & David Austin Worcester Fitness Lisa & Neil McDonough

PRODUCER CIRCLE MEMBERS Atlas Distributing Richard & Sharon Avis Elizabeth J. Baldarelli Thomas & Lynora Bartholomew

The Belsito Family Len & Maria Beyersdorfer Maureen Binienda Deborah & Rich Boutilier

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP Paul & Sara Buckingham, III John & Dawn Budd Lynda Burgess, The Acton continued


PRODUCER CIRCLE MEMBERS Co-operative Theatre Donna Burns George & Alta-Mae Butler James & Stella Chacharone Clark University Mr. & Mrs. J. Clementi Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. Chris & Catherine Collins John & Pam Crowe Jeanne Y. Curtis Charitable Trust Melvin Cutler Michael Czech & Silvia Corvera- Behar Paul & Andrea Damour Gino DeFeudis Jason & Chelsea Eastty* Fred & Patty Eppinger Scott Erb & Donna Dufault, Erb Photography Barbara E. Fargo Warner S. & Mary F. Fletcher Susan & Jay Foley, Foley, Inc. Sheryl Fox Richard & Joan Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Freitas Mark & Jan Fuller Lisa Gibbs Njeri Gichohi

Bruce Hager Rebecca Harvey Hermann Foundation Hilton Garden Inn Hometown Bank Howard & Frances Jacobson James & Nancy Javaras Robert Jenal Robert & Michelle Johnson Charlie & Carolyn Kretz Linda S. & Alan J. Larrivee Dorothy Lurier Patrick & Meaghan Madaus Claude & Lynn Maillet Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Pam Massad Jean McDonough Richard & Natasha Miller James & Patricia Moynihan Pam Nickerson & Family Brendan & Claire O’Connor Daniel & Jane O’Connor Donna & Phil O'Toole John Phipps Robert & Nancy Phipps* Stephen & Cynthia Pitcher Greg Polito, J. Polito Realty Quality Beverages

Debra L. & Arthur J. Remillard III Ruth Rubin Thomas & Patricia Ryan Scumaci Family Seaman Engineering Corp. J. Robert Seder The Shanklin Family Dr. Jang Singh John & Suzanne Stagias Mr. & Mrs. Howard & Carolyn Stempler Drew Stratton Sunshine Sign Company, Inc. E. Paul Tinsley Michael & Dorothy Tsotsis UMass Medical School Ron & Marsha Wagner Patty & Daniel Walton David Williams & Joyce Cariglia Mr Charles Wilson - list current as of Dec 1, 2017 * Sustainer Member If you notice any errors or don’t see your name here please contact Veronica Bailey, at membership@ thehanovertheatre.org or by phone at 508.471.1772.

2017-2018 SEASON MEMBERS Supporter Subcribers ($600-1,199) Daniel M. Barry & Shannon Kenyon Linda & Matthew Brown Jeff Judkins Kurt & Sharon Parent Supporter Members ($600-1,199) Steven & Cindy Cariglio Beth & Paul Duquette John & Melissa Harris Judith & Leon Josephs John & Susan LoVerso Bob & Mary Anne Powers John & Joyce Pyne Karen Scopetski Associate Subscribers ($300-599) Norman Gallagher Lynette Paczkowski

Mr. & Mrs. Whitney J. Parker Associate Members ($300-599) David Adler Ellen & Pete Bagdon Daniel M. Barry & Shannon Kenyon David & Linda Bedard Gail & Don Bellefleur Patricia & Ralph Berthiaume* Tina & Seth Bilazarian* Alan & Peggy Blume* Beth & Jim Cunningham Debra D'Agostino Betty Edwards Monica Elefterion & Mark Wagner* Thomas Fitzpatrick* Paul Fontaine Scott & Donna Freitas Steve & Tricia Gallo

George & Lindsay Germanos Pamela Getchell Ruth Ghia Stuart & Kathleen Glass Leslie Fish & Jerry Gurwitz Christine Innamorati Brian & Rebecca Kapopoulos Judith & Ronald Lancey Joseph & Bonnie Losavio Ms. Judith Malley Denise Mandeville Ms. Lorie Martiska Douglas & Dianne May Tom & Cyndi McDavitt Susan & Anthony Meola Jeffrey & Carol Mushnick Daleen Perkins David & Marlene Persky Dr. Dennis Quinn continued


Warm wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

We’re proud to support The Hanover Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


2017-2018 SEASON MEMBERS David Richey Denise Sawyer Jon Shakour Glenn Small & Susan Ferris Robert & Judith Smith Lori & Joshua Tanenbaum Lynn Thorpe Bruce Trotto William & Deborah Wall Worcester County Airfreight Inc. Patron Subscribers ($150-299) Derrick & Kimberly Anderson Mildred & David Anderson Lynn Bannister Scott Barnes & David Settlemire Andrew & Cristen Beard Stacy Bousquet Michael & Debbie Brown Jay Bry John & Dawn Bryan Beverly & Dorothy Carlson Robert & Gloria Ciaffone Susan & Joanna Cloutier Robert Conti Carolyn J. Corriveau Richard & Charlotte Cote Paul & Fran Cousineau Andrew & Carmel Cowan Kenneth Crater Donald Cunningham Gerard & Joan Dio Francis Edwards Dixie Estes Deborah & Daniel Fins Donald & Elaine Grady Matthew & Camille Graves Shaun & Marcia Grimley Gary & Karen Guglielmello Shawn & Mary Hatch Maria Hickey Joan & Roger Hodskins Paul & Ellie Horan Donald & William Howe-Hughes Paul & Judith Huard Mr. & Mrs. James J. Hurley Patrick & Julie Hurley Richard Johnston Mr. Joe Kalinowski Gary Keilson & Susan Miller Christopher Kneeland John Kullas Otto & Karen Kunz Jim Langley

Denise, Heather & John Larsen James LeClaire Richard & Mary Ellen Letarte Anthony & Christine Long Donna & Don MacLean Lori McCassie Dorothy McLoughlin John McNamara John & Nicole Moisan Richard & Karen Molnar John & Dorine Mortimer Dave & Anna Moses Peter & Ellen Mundy Timothy Myers Philip & Judy Niddrie Kevin & Laurene O'Brien Denise & William O'Connell Theresa & David Oriol Ken & Sharon Pickles Amanda Preston-Penny Andrea Renaud William & Celeste Rivernider Catherine Roberts Arlene C Room Debra & John Russell Edward Ryan III Angelo & Cynthia Sabatalo Kimberly & Scott Samson Marsha & Mark Scharf David Scott Jeannette Shaw Ellen & John Sheedy Larry Silverman Cara Simpson Andrea Singer Alison & Don Snyder Geoffrey & Juliana Spofford Elaine Szamreta Judith A. Tessier Lynn Thorpe Jennifer Todd & Elena Pickett Councilor Kate & Steve Toomey William & Joan Wall Linda Wasbes Mark Watson Wendy Ziesemann & Karen Freker Patron Members ($150-299) Mary Alicandro Brian Allain John & Susan Andres Kimberly Ansin Janice Babbitt Janet Baker

Dr. & Mrs. Frederic Baker Jennie Lee Balboni Joy Band Mary Barbato Ed Barr Mary & Robert Barrett Maria & Joe Barry Alan & Jacqueline Beard Daniel Beatson Maryann Beauzile Paul & Shari Belanger* Gerard Bergeron Lynne Berlyn George & Barbara Bernardin Paula & Skip Bigelow Paul Black Carol E. Blake Harvey & Cathy Bloomfield Kathleen Bohner Carolyn, Tim & Samantha Brady Debra, Jonathan & Daeg Brenner David Brooks Doreen & Mark Brooks Timothy Brooks David C. Brown Madeline Burak Julie-Anne & Russell Burdick Alison Burke Kathy & Ronald Burrowes Shirley & Donald Bussolari Brian Butler William & Laurie Cahill James & Pauline Carafotes Dave & Christine Carr Mary Rose Casey Christine Cassidy Karen Chagnon Cheryl Chan Robert & Joy Charters Mary Clow Joseph Cohen Howard Cohen John & Diane Collins Elizabeth Colognesi Harold Congdon Charles & Esther Conley Grace & Scott Conner Bob & Charlotte Connor Mrs. Darlene Corbett-Hyjek Dean Cosentino Patricia Couhig Paul Crimlisk James & Christine Crocker-Lusignan Ms Eydie Cullen continued


Saving on contacts makes the show look even better Rave reviews for her discounted phone plan

Galways reat bring savinthegs house down!

A big hand for savings on his upcoming move Discounted candles are always a hit

JOIN THE SAVINGS GENERATION 1• 800 • JOIN•AAA

or AAA .com

®

AAA members save all over on insurance and travel, home and business, theme parks—even prescriptions. Plus, save on top brands like LensCrafters®, Penske Truck Rental, Yankee Candle® and Sprint®. Online and in person, membership soon pays for itself! AAA offers a discount at The Hanover Theatre, too!

Membership subject to terms and conditions. See membership agreement at AAA.com/MemberAgreement. Products and services may vary depending on your geographic location. AAA Discounts & Rewards: Check AAA.com/Discounts for discount listings, codes and restrictions. Offers and discounts subject to change without notice. Online discounts only available through AAA.com/Discounts. Valid AAA membership card may be required at time of purchase. DR.205916.17


2017-2018 SEASON MEMBERS Julie & Adam Currier Patricia & John Cutone Herb & Andrea Daroff Dave's Pest Control Dr. Mary Ellen Davis Randall & Karen Derby Ms. Lori Dery Susan Devlin Paula Diemer Joanne & Richard DiNardo Mary Domiano Judith & John Donahue William & Helen Downey Dennis Doyle Kathy Dulude Beth & Ray Dunn* Mr. Jim Durning John Dziembowski & Ann Graves Peter & Elaine Ettenberg Bob & Sally Evans Michael Farrell Dennis & Cory Fenton* Dr & Mrs Allen & Yda Filiberti Mrs Amy Fiorello Robert Fitzgerald Mallory Flagg Beth & Richard Foley Pamela Fredrickson Jim Gallagher Sharon & Luis Garcia* Richard & Dawn Geoffroy Ajit & Cynthia George Diane Gervais Michele Giangrande Mr. William Gingras Charles Glodas Nancy & Scott Goodwin Ralph & Eileen Goodwin Dr. Joel Gore Susan & John Graham Sandra & Caitlin Granahan Joseph & Ellen Gregus Lou & Wendy Griffith Alison Hall Mrs Patricia Hammond* Russell Hammond Maureen Hardy Lisa & Donald Hirbour Elaine & John Hogan Home Instead Senior Care, Northeastern CT Essie & Marycarol Horstmann Richard Howard II Charles Howe* Nancy & Michael Isabella

Sara Jacobson Cynthia & David Joppru 1st Sgt Paul & Celia Jornet Carl & Ann Kaliszewski Nora Keil Kimberly & Sean Keogh Priscilla & Phillip Kerr Rachel & Brian Keyo Chuck Kiernan Glenn & Debbie King Julie Koshgarian Allen Kotomski Jennifer Kremer Robert Krumpholz Edward Kulbokas Jr Susan & John Lajoie Edward Lambert Jr Judy Lane Shonna Larson Madelaine & Albert Latini* Steven LeBoeuf Nancy Lefsyk Amanda & Andrew Leighton Dana & Doreen Letiecq Robert Leyden Carol Lincoln Kathy J. Linton Maureen & John Locke Paul Lukas Lucy & Lisa Lukason* Suzanne Lunny Peter Lurier Patricia MacRoberts Fran & Susan Madigan Linda Maestri Goodnow & Bruna Maestri Jane & Michael Maine Leslie & Douglas Malloy Christopher & Michelle Mancini Philip Marysz Alfred & Judith Materas Ms Anita McCabe Charles McCarthy Kathleen & John McClintock Paul McCrohon Christopher & Jayne Mehne Ms Ruthann Melancon Joseph Mewhiney Norm & Denise Minor Lemonia Mironidis & Kelly Collette Debbie Moran Patricia Morgan Richard & Patricia Morin Ms Frances Morrier* Scott Moss Jim & Beth Moughan

Kevin Moylan Margaret Naughton Mrs. Jennifer Nicoletti Sally Niemi-Farhoody Suzanne Noone Stephen Norton N. Nuzzy Thomas O'Connor Gloria Pacheco Warren & Jody Palley Lynn & Chuck Patterson Holly Pavlak Sheila Pavlik David & Linda Pearlstein Robert Pereira Kathy & Dick Perry* Janet Peters Bob & Ginny Picking Christine Pimentel Zenie Popkin Sandra Powers Lorene Pozzi Pamela Provost George Prunier Jr Cindy Purcell Maria Rafalski John Rainey Ingrid Rasmussen Harold Read Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Renzoni Mary Richardson Elizabeth Riley Lawrence Ring Suzanne Rood Paul & Anne-Marie Routhier Donna & Mark Rundlett Steven Sabacinski Eric Saczawa Helen Sahi Kathleen & Jeffrey Salmon-Robinson James & Michelle Samples Mary Scannell Laurel Schmick Eric Schmidt Paul & Debra Schmitt Phyllis Schoenfeld Kathryn Schwartz Carol Seager Eleni Sgouritsas Bonnie Shattuck & Ira Hoffman Robert & Wendy Shaughnessy Dennis & Anne Shea Gary Shultz Mark Siemaszko Dr. Dreama Sloan-Kelly continued


2017-2018 SEASON MEMBERS Glenn Small & Susan Ferris Colleen Spelman Jay & Nancy Spitulnik Tom Stark & Cyndy Dunham Stanley B. Starr Jr. Michelle Starvaski/Price Roberta & Chet Stencel Beverly & Mark Stewart Joseph N. Stiso H. Stanley Stoney Ralph & Nancy Stover Mary A. Sullivan Michael & Lisa Swalec Nancy & Janina Swiacki Ralph & Jeanine Swick Ann Symes Joseph & Constance Tancrell James & Paula Tashjian Denise Taylor Beverly & Brian Tefft

Barbara Thompson Mary & Brendon Tivnan Philip Trapasso Kathryn Tsandikos Richard Tuck Catherine Underwood Virginia Vaughan Anthony Vaver Bob & Holly Ventura Philippe & Jody Vezina Sherry & Robert Villatico Steven & Cynthia Voorhees Terry & Steve Waite William & Carol Walsh Mr. Jim Walsh Patty & Daniel Walton Margaret Weaver Andrew Went Ruth Wentzell Stephen Whelan

Bruce & Eleanor Willard Ron & Brenda Williams Dr. .George & Lynn Wood Wade Wormann Kevin Wynn Joyce Young & Laura Koekkoek Karyn M. Zabel Denise Zawalick Janet Zeidler list current as of Dec 1, 2017 * Sustainer Member If you notice any errors or don’t see your name here please contact Veronica Bailey, at membership@ thehanovertheatre.org or by phone at 508.471.1772.

Your Event Takes Center Stage Treat your group to a memorable event at the theatre. Our function spaces can accommodate social gatherings as well as corporate meetings and private events including: • •

• • •

fundraisers breakfasts, luncheons, appetizers, buffets, dinners, cocktail parties networking or staff socials donor & client appreciation events weddings, ceremonies, celebrations

For more information contact Mark Steina, special events coordinator at 508.471.1799 or mark@thehanovertheatre.org


THANK YOU TO OUR SELFLESS VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE! Linda Adams Richard Adams Maureen Ambach Anne Ancona Cliff Anderson Maryellen Anderson Mildred Anderson Sofia Apostol Patricia Ascione Jeanne Avallone Mary Barakat Charlene Baron Ellen Belanger Paul Belanger Pat Belsito Jane Benoit Joanne Bernier Susan Berry Marilyn Bieksha Maureen Binienda Carol Bishop Linda Boll Beverly Bombard Kristen Boosahda David Boucher Laurie Boucher Robert Breault Brian Brophy Steve Brophy Phyllis Buck Ann Cappabianca Elizabeth Casello Angela Casey Tommy Catacchio Karen Cavan Lynne Chalifoux Jane Champagne Kathryn Charron Irene Chiarvalloti Suzanne Cleary Kathryn Close Michael Comer Fred Conner Linda Conner James Conrad Janice Conrad Stephen Cope II Geri Cope Jeanne Cormier Laura Coughlin Darlene Cournoyer-Orrell Margot Crawford Jim Crowley Patti Cummings Linda Dattis Pat Davidson Sharon DeBonis Eileen Desautel Dianne Desrosiers Mary Doane Sheila Donahue Robert Doray Suzette Dowd Kay Drumheller Irene Dube Emily Eaton Daniel Ekberg Susanne Ekberg Diane Engle

John Engle David Faneuf Carol Fauerbach JoAnne Ferguson Deborah Ferranto Elizabeth Foley Joan Foley Sue Foley Elaine Fortney Alice Foster Antonella Fox Gayle Francis Bob Frankle Casey Freeman Diane Freeman Jason Freilich Vicki Freilich Linda Friberg Ann Gaffney Myrna Garber Jo-Ann Garvey Njeri Gichohi Cathy Gleason Jeanne Gohary Rachal Goldstein Jacki Goodman Ernie Gozdur Deborah Gradowski Amy Grandone Gail Granum Patricia Grigas Judith Grynsel Carmel Gurucharri Patricia Hackett Dan Halloran Carol Hansen Cynthia Hanslik Donald Harbert Maureen Hardy Donna Harrington Robert Harrington Richard Hedin Bobbie Helbig Donna Henry Sally Hodgerney Diane Hoff Cathleen Holmberg Sandy Hubbard Diane Irvine Hillary Jacobson Tom Jarmas Carol Jewers Joanne Johnson Nan Johnson Scott Johnson Laura Jonaitis Carol Jones Janice Jose Kelly Keevan Patricia Kennedy Joyce Kingsbury Mike Knych Bernard Kobel George Kohl Martha Kohl Debra Korman Donna Kosakowski Janet Krause Sara Kreisel

Claire Krukonis John Krukonis Patricia L'Heureux Linda LaBrie Charlene Lachapelle Karen LaCroix John Ladroga Linda Ladroga Blanche Lagace Fran Langille Renee Langlois Elizabeth Larkin Lori Lauria Marilyn Leary Edmond Leboeuf Pauline LeCour Timothy Lee Kathi Lewando Dianna Lewis Margaret Lock Bob Locke Dora Locke Elizabeth LoConto Sara Lohnes Barbara Luby Dorothy Lucier Ken Lundquist Sharon Macdonald Kathy Mack Patricia Mahan Mary Malone Mary Marcinkus Marilyn Mason Arlene Maurello Carolyn May Joan Mazeika Myra McAnulty Robert (Bob) McAnulty Rosemary McCarthy Kevin McCauley Denise McGrath David McRae Paul Meleski George Mercier Phyllis Monahan Constance Montross Mary Ellen Moore Dawn Moreau Anne Morris Patrick Morris Zinta Moskalew Carmella Murphy Mary Lou Murphy Lisa Murrman Marcela Musgrove Anette Mysliwiec Margaret Naylor James Niedzolkowski Sharon Nocera Lucinda Oates Michael Oates Helen Panagiotopoulos Cynthia Paradis Janet Paradis Lorraine Parretti-Crete Renee Peace Deborah Peris Richard Perry Joanne Petmezis

Donna Pickett Mary Pierangeli Elizabeth Plante Carol Plotczyk Mary Poirier Paula Police Jodi Porter Mike Poulin Joyce Power Helen Quist Diana Reilly Judith Reilly Anne Reynolds John Riccio Audrey Richardson Barbara Roach Kyes Dorene Robinson Carol Robison Marguerite Rooney Judith Rothbard Tate Beth Sannella William Sarkisian Regina Saucier Ellen Savickas Nancy Shaw Andrea Sheridan Sue Shimeall Rachel Shugrue Jacqueline Simoes Meridith Singleton Linda Sprague Joyce St. Germain Dale Stafford Diane Steere Beth Stefos Brigitte Sterf Helen Stockdale Ann Sullivan Bridie Sullivan Peggy Sue Supernor Marshall Tate Nancy Tauras Beverly Tavano Allyn Taylor Mary Teixeira Sandra Theros Wendy Thomas Cecelia Thurber Victor Tolis Stacey Tomasetti Pauline Tranter Ray Tremblay Raymond Trifone France Turgeon Mary Turner Rosie Turner Debbie Tyborowski Judith Uthoff Timothy Veilleux Katherine Vignaly Gordon Wallat Mary Anne Ware Elaine Warrne Claire Weiss Maureen Westerman Jean Weston Nancy White Susan Wood


180 Boston Turnpike • Route 9 East Shrewsbury, MA 508-792-2300 are Trade Marks used under license from The De Beers Group of Companies.

sachsjewelers.com

It’s a long journey to become the one.

© Forevermark 2017. Forevermark®,

®

and

Less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription – our promise of beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing.

Beechwood_Hanover_Half-Page_2017-Functions.indd 1

10/12/17 8:24 PM


On Sale Now in the Lobby A Christmas Carol The Journey that Brought the Story to Life

A Christmas Carol The Jou rney That Bro ught the Sto ry to Life

This tenth anniversary keepsake coffee table book is a behind-thescenes look at the journey that brought Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol to life on the stage of The Hanover Theatre. More than two hundred cast, crew and others have made ten years of this annual production a beloved holiday tradition. This collection of photographs, memories and musings captures the passion and the comradery behind New England’s most lavish production of Dickens’ timeless classic.

A behind-the-sc enes look at the Carol” to life on The Hanover journey that brought Char les Dickens’ “A Theatre stage. others have mad Christmas More than two e ten years of hundred cast, this annual prod The enduring crew and tale of the mise uction a beloved rly Ebenezer the Ghost of holiday tradition. Scrooge’s trans Jacob Marley formation with and the Spirits has helped to the help of of Christmases bring the joy of the holiday Past, Present members each and seaso Futu year, n to more than 20,000 audience re pirit of the seaso inspiring each of us to be a better person n and to embrace nsights and musi throughout the year. This the true collection of ngs captures photographs, the New England’s memories, most lavish prod challenges, the passion and the comradery uction of Dick behind ens’ timeless classic. Cover photos @Erb

Photography

The Journey That Brought the Story to Life

A look back at some of our posters for A Christmas Carol over the years. 7th al nu An

6th al nu An

A Christmas Carol

The Eighth Annual Production of

A Christmas Carol

© Erb Photography

Photo credit: Scott Erb

Photo credit: Scott Erb

A Christmas Carol

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

Dec 14-22

Dec 19-28

Scan to learn more! Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Dec 18-27


Welcome! It’s hard to believe that we’re at our tenth annual production of Dickens’ immortal classic, A Christmas Carol. As we do each year, we’ve found some places in the show to improve and to build upon past years’ experiences. Costume designer Gail Astrid Buckley has created an innovative new gown for the Spirit of Christmas Past this year; and also worked in partnership with Theatre District maker-space Technocopia to incorporate new technology into the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. We have several new performers joining the cast, and we’ve worked through a collaborative process to breathe new life and ideas into the party scene at the home of Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. A Christmas Carol’s themes of charity, mercy, forebearance and benevolence all ring true, and we could all benefit from its spirit of unity and togetherness in today’s divisive world. In addition, we are so proud to host our third annual sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol with encouragement and support from Autism Speaks, Seven Hills Foundation, The Arc of Opportunity, Autism Resource Central, Autism Theatre Initiative and Theatre Development Fund. With guidance from these partners, we have created a judgment-free environment where families with small children and those impacted by autism can attend together free of stress or self-consciousness. I hope that you will enjoy this tenth anniversary of a production that is truly a labor of love for those of us involved. I hope also that you will take a little of the show home with you, and find an opportunity in the coming days to share a little kindness. Best wishes for a happy holiday season,

Troy Siebels Director of A Christmas Carol President and CEO The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts


As a leading property and casualty insurance company, we deliver outstanding performances, too. Not all great performances happen in the theatre. In our business, great performance means delivering on our promises — every time. It means being there for our partner agents and their customers when they need us most. That’s something we have been doing for more than 160 years. We partner with the very best independent agents to provide their customers with the security, protection and peace of mind that comes with quality insurance coverage — for business, home, and auto. When you want an insurance company that delivers

701-9153 (2/16)

great performance, think The Hanover.

hanover.com


The Tenth Anniversary Production of

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted by Troy Siebels

Directed by Troy Siebels Musical Director & Organist

Timothy Evans

Choreographer

Ilyse Robbins

Set Designer • Jim Kronzer+ Costume Designer • Gail Astrid Buckley+ Lighting Designer • Charlie Morrison+ Audio Engineer • Nick Joyce Flying Effects • ZFX, Inc. Production Stage Manager • Kate L. Ferdinandi* Assistant Stage Manager • Melissa Daroff* Associate Musical Director • Steve Gagliastro* Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain • Annie Kerins*

Production & Artistic Team Production Manager ................................................................................ Jon Rosbrook Production Assistant ....................................................................... Kelleigh Levesque Wardrobe Supervisor ............................................................................... Jackie Pelchat Master Electrician/LX Board Op ...................................................... Brenda Shepard Rehearsal Accompanist ......................................................................... Jon Bezdegian Puppet Designer ..................................................... Kevin Harrington, Technocopia Assistant Costume Designer .......................................................... Ryan C. Goodwin Child Wrangler .................................................................................... Lisa Wondolowski Dialect Coach ..................................................................................... Johanna Morrison + Member of United Scenic Artists

* Member of Actors' Equity Association


Assumption College is Proud to Sponsor

The Hanover TheatrE’s 2017 Presentation of:


The Tenth Anniversary Production of

A Christmas Carol Cast (in order of appearance) Timothy.................................................................................................................Bill Mootos* Ebenezer Scrooge................................................................................ Jeremy Lawrence* Vendor...............................................................................................................Ellen Peterson Bob Cratchit....................................................................................................Tyler Bellmon* Fred................................................................................................................. Andrew Crowe* Charitable Gentlemen.................................. Christopher Chew*, Steve Gagliastro* Ghost of Jacob Marley.................................................................................... Marc Geller* Spirit of Christmas Past................................................................................Tori Heinlein* Young Scrooge................................................................................................... Tyler Keogh Fan...................................................................................................................Maggie Mussler Mr. Fezziwig...............................................................................................Steve Gagliastro* Dick Wilkins.....................................................................................................Mark Linehan* Young Ebenezer................................................................................................Brian Hunter Mrs. Fezziwig............................................................................................Kathy St. George* Belle.......................................................................................................................Alison Russo Spirit of Christmas Present...............................................................Christopher Chew* Mrs. Cratchit.....................................................................................................Annie Kerins* Martha Cratchit..................................................................................................Zoë Stewart Belinda Cratchit.................................................................................................... Grace Olah Peter Cratchit...................................................................................................Carter Siebels Tiny Tim................................................................................................................. Emma Fiore Millie.................................................................................................... Laura D. DeGiacomo* Lucy................................................................................................................... Sarah Kawalek Topper..................................................................................................Brad Foster Reinking Suzannah...............................................................................................Shelly Willis Fawson Ignorance & Want...................................................................... Emma Fiore, Grace Olah Charwoman...........................................................................................Stephanie Carlson* Laundress...............................................................................................Meredith Gosselin* Old Joe................................................................................................................. Marc Geller* Turkey Boy...................................................................................................Devin DeAngelis Ensemble..................................................................................... Scott Caron, Millie Chew * Member of the Actors’ Equity Association

Performers in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.


Who's Who in the Cast

Learn about our cast and crew (listed alphabetically). * Indicates AEA member. TYLER BELLMON* (Bob Cratchit) is thrilled to be returning to The Hanover Theatre for his 6th year of A Christmas Carol. Favorite theatre credits include: Into The Woods (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket), Little Shop of Horrors (Gretna Theatre), Brighton Beach Memoirs (CityRep Theatre), Biloxi Blues (Forestburgh Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Gateway Playhouse), and Oliver! (Gallery Players). Tyler is a graduate of Emerson College and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre. A huge ’Thank you,' goes out to his family, friends, DDO, and Whole Artist Management for their constant support.  GAIL ASTRID BUCKLEY (Costume Design) is excited to return for the 10th year anniversary production! Recent designs include, The Marriage of Figaro for the Boston Lyric Opera, The Empaths for Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time at SpeakEasy Stage, Souvenir at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, the opera Dead Man Walking for Boston Conservatory, and She Loves Me at the Greater Boston Stage Company. Gail has received two Elliot Norton Awards and two IRNE Awards for Costume Design. Gail is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. STEPHANIE CARLSON* (Charwoman) is grateful to return for her fifth season in A Christmas Carol. Regional: Lungs; Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Turn of the Screw (Silverthorne Theater) Sweet Sweet Spirit (Academy of Music, Northampton) The Little Foxes; Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play (New Century Theatre); also productions with the Majestic Theater of West Springfield, Speakeasy Stage, Boston Theatre Works, Pioneer Valley Summer Theatre and the Media Playhouse. Stephanie is a graduate of Hampshire College, cofounder of Passport Theatre Company and a regular guest performer with The Happier Valley Comedy Show. She’ll appear next in Silverthorne Theater’s upcoming production of Tar2f, a new musical adaptation of the classic by Moliere,

this March in Greenfield. With love for her wonderful family. SCOTT CARON (Ensemble) returns to The Hanover Theatre’s A Christmas Carol for his fourth year.  Upcoming Off-Broadway: The Imbible (New World Stages).  Regional: RENT, Jesus Christ Superstar, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Fiddlehead Theatre Company), Forever Plaid, Shrek: The Musical (Ocean City Theater Company), All Shook Up, La Cage Aux Folles, The Fantasticks, Les Misérables (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Man of La Mancha, The Comedy of Errors (Monomoy Theatre).  Directorial credits: Evita, First Date (The Regatta Players).  Many thanks to Troy for bringing him home for the holidays! www. scottcaron.com CHRISTOPHER CHEW* (Spirit of Christmas Present) is thrilled to be returning to The Hanover Theater as the Spirit of Christmas Present. Most recently, he could be seen as Joe Josephson in the Huntington Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along. Prior to that he appeared as Bud in Bridges of Madison County (SpeakEasy Stage), George/Preacher in Jonah and the Whale (Stoneham Theater), Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Lyric Stage Co.), Sweeney in Sweeney Todd (Lyric Stage Co.) and Shrek in Shrek the Musical (Wheelock Family Theater). Other favorites include Dan in Next to Normal (SpeakEasy Stage), Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha (Lyric Stage Co.), Fredrik in A Little Night Music (Lyric Stage Co.), and George in Sunday in the Park with George (Lyric Stage Co.). He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (BFA in Drama) and Northeastern University (Ed. D. in Educational Leadership). MILLIE CHEW (Ensemble) is proud to be returning to The Hanover Theater’s production of A Christmas Carol where she has enjoyed playing a range of characters from the innocent Tiny Tim to the school yard bully. Other credits include Little Red Riding Hood in Wheelock Family Theater’s Shrek the continued


95

Years in Business 1923-2018


Who's Who in the Cast Musical. Most recently, she has appeared in Godspell and The Man Who Came to Dinner with her local high school drama department. Additional credits include: Tiger Lily in Peter Pan Jr. and Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Millie studies ballet and tap and enjoys being a member of her studio’s competition team. She would like to thank Troy for giving her this opportunity and everyone in the cast for being so welcoming.  

the Beast (Franklin Performing Arts Company), The Wizard of Oz (Franklin School for the Performing Arts), Bye Bye Birdie (Franklin Summer Stage) and soloist in Rising Star Cabaret (The Black Box). Devin sends many thanks to his instructors at The Franklin School for the Performing Arts and Broadway Artists Alliance, as well as to Troy for this opportunity. Love to all of his family and friends, and thanks for their support!

ANDREW CROWE* (Fred, Fiddler) performing in his sixth year of this production, Andrew considers The Hanover Theatre to be his “Christmas home,” and the cast of A Christmas Carol to be his “Christmas family.” Andrew spent this past summer playing fiddle for the Medora Musical in North Dakota. Other credits include the National Tours of Sweeney Todd (u/s Anthony & Tobias), Cabaret (Victor), and Stand By Your Man (Don Chapel), as well as NYC’s Shakespeare In The Park production of Twelfth Night (Ensemble), and over 60 regional theatre productions. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Taylor University and further training from Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., and The Barrow Group in New York City. Andrew lives in North Carolina on a small plot of land he calls Narnia.

LAURA D. DeGIACOMO* (Millie) is thrilled to return to her tenth production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre. Regional Theatre: Mary Poppins (Wheelock Family Theatre), Sisters of Swing, The Good War, Tommy (Stoneham Theatre), Better off Dead (Village Theatre Project), Marty (Huntington Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof, Anything Goes (Artpark), among others. National Tours: Showboat and Grease. European Tour: K. Hill’s Phantom of The Opera. Laura received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College with a secondary concentration in Dance. Special thanks to her husband, Michael, daughter, Isabella, and her mom, Joanne, for all of their love and support!

MELISSA DAROFF (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be celebrating her 13th production of A Christmas Carol, her fifth with The Hanover Theatre. Credits include: Dorset Theatre Festival, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, North Shore Music Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Boston College Theater Department, and three seasons at Dallas Theater Center. Most recently, Melissa has been putting her stage management skills to good use as a project manager for the Public Affairs department at McLean Hospital. DEVIN DeANGELIS (Turkey Boy) is overjoyed to be back for his second production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theater, having played Young Scrooge last year. Regional credits include the role of Chip in Beauty and

TIMOTHY EVANS (Music Director, Organist) is very happy to be returning to The Hanover Theatre for this year’s production. Tim holds a Master of Music degree in piano from Michigan State University and has taught on the faculty at Emmanuel College in Boston and the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas. He has music directed many local and regional productions in the Boston area including I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in Boston (over 500 performances) and on the national tour. He was also the music director for The All Night Strut in Boston and Los Angeles, and Sunrise Sunset - the Songs of Sheldon Harnick in Boston and Florida. He also collaborates with many Boston area cabaret artists, and most recently was the music director for Upstage Lung Cancer’s annual Cabaret review. He lives in Fairhaven, MA, with his husband, Howe Allen, and their two Jack Russell Terriers, Dutch and Cheer. continued


Who's Who in the Cast SHELLY WILLIS FAWSON (Suzannah) is excited to make her debut at The Hanover Theatre! Regional credits include Romancing the Throne (Goodspeed Opera House), My Heart in a Suitcase (Artspower National Touring Co), Nunsense (Dorset Theatre Festival and Precilla Beach Theatre), Crazy for You (Mt. Washington Valley Theatre) and Four Legged Fortune (Great American Melodrama). Favorite roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Crissy in Hair and Sylvia in Sylvia. BFA: The Hartt School. Love and thanks to her husband, Jim and son, Thomas. KATE L. FERDINANDI* (Production Stage Manager) is delighted to be spending the holiday season at The Hanover Theatre!  Selected credits: The Producers, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre By The Sea);  Little Women, Born Yesterday, White Christmas, Billy Elliot, The Miracle Worker, 1776, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Addams Family, Gypsy, Rounding Third, Lend Me a Tenor (Ocean State Theatre Company);  The Wiz (Fiddlehead Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival);  A Christmas Carol, Steel Magnolias (Trinity Rep);  A Doll’s House, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Glass Menagerie (Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre).  Kate has worked as an Event/Stage Manager and Associate Tour Manager with the Performing Arts competition, StarQuest International.  Thanks to Mom for the roots and wings!  Kate is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. EMMA FIORE (Tiny Tim) feels greatly honored to be asked to play the role of Tiny Tim in this year’s 2017 production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre. Emma is a student at the Simonian Center for Early Learning in Sutton, Massachusetts. She is mentored by the Green Bean Project which is a local Children’s Theatre and Performing Arts program. Local performing credits include 2016-2017 Stories To Stage (Sutton, MA) and The Other Wolf (Sutton/Millbury, MA). Emma hopes you enjoy her debut as Tiny Tim! Happy Holidays to all!

STEVE GAGLIASTRO* (Mr. Fezziwig) is thrilled to return for the Tenth Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol. Other credits include tours: Cinderella starring Lea Salonga, Spongebob Squarepants - The Sponge Who Could Fly (Broadway Asia); Cabaret w/ Andrea McCardle (NetWorks), The Buddy Holly Story (TOTS); Regional Theatre: Maine State Music Theatre, Riverside Theatre, PCLO, the Flat Rock, Ivoryton, Gateway & Ogunquit Playhouses, The Fulton, Stoneham, Barnstormers & Infinity Theatres, Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, Ocean State, TBTS, Casa Mañana, Boston Children’s Theatre, Lyric Stage-Boston, Gloucester Stage; TV: “Billions” (Showtime), “The Detour” (TBS), “The Deuce” (HBO); Film: “American Hustle”, “Ted 2”. A Worcester native, Gags holds a BA in Music/Education from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA. For Bill Taylor, Tommy Derrah and Karen Erickson.  www.stevegags.com MARC GELLER* (The Ghost of Jacob Marley/ Old Joe) is very happy to be back for his fifth year at The Hanover Theatre. He was most recently seen as The Witch Finder in Darkside (Burning Coal Theatre) and as Ira in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Cape May Stage). Other regional credits include, the world premiere of The Pilgrim Papers (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Seven Angels Theatre), Disgraced (Cape May Stage), West Side Story (Summer Theatre of New Canaan), Engaging Shaw (New Jersey Rep) and Death and the Maiden (New Stage Performing Arts Center). In New York, Marc has been seen in the Off-Broadway productions of Cloud 9, Nora, The Dybbuk, Box Office Poison, Bomber Jackets and Adjoining Trances and the first NYC revivals of Bent, Exit the King and Unidentified Human Remains. Directly after A Christmas Carol he will be going to North Carolina to appear as Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart (Burning Coal Theatre). MEREDITH GOSSELIN* (Laundress) is elated to be returning to The Hanover Theatre’s continued


Marketing challenges? We say, “Bah, huMBug!� Learn why more organizations trust PENTA to elevate their brands and get results.

pentamarketing.com Multi-Year Winner of the WBJ Best of Business aWard: Best Advertising Agency / Best WeB design Firm The PENTA Building 208 Turnpike Road / Westborough, MA 01581 508.616.9900 / www.pentamarketing.com


Who's Who in the Cast production of A Christmas Carol. Regional credits include: Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Opera House Arts), The Wild Party (MoonBox Productions), and Christmas on the Air (Greater Boston Stage Company). Favorite roles include: Maria (Twelfth Night), Dora Strang (Equus), Lysistrata (title role), Abby (The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)!) and Liz Morden (Our Country’s Good). Meredith is also a budding director with assisting credits on Gypsy: A Musical Fable (Lyric Stage Company of Boston), and In the Heights (Wheelock Family Theatre). Meredith earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Meredith is honored to rejoin her “Christmas Family” and is incredibly grateful to Troy, Tim, and the team who made it possible! Much love to her hubby, actor Cameron Gosselin, who was born on Christmas Day! TORI HEINLEIN* (Spirit of Christmas Past) is thrilled to be back for her seventh season of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre. Tori has appeared on Broadway in White Christmas   (Susan Waverly) at the Marquis Theatre. Regional credits include Mamma Mia! at The Muny, Bare: A PopOpera (Ivy), Annie (title role) at the Media Theatre in Philadelphia, Anne of Green Gables (Tillie Boutler) at WFT, A Little Princess (Lavinia) at Fiddlehead,  Gypsy (Baby June), Annie (Molly, EMACT Dash Award for Best Child Actor), and The Friends Of Broadway touring performers. Tori’s film work includes “Peoria” (Sophie) Heartbeats” (Olivia),  “Big hot” (Meredith), and “Descending Rachel”  (Tori). A big hug to Troy and the entire, fabulous  A Christmas Carol family for ten amazing years!  BRIAN HUNTER (Young Ebenezer) is excited to be back for his fourth year of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre. Local credits include  You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Vanilla Box Productions), Young Frankenstein, Avenue Q, and Assassins  (Worcester County Light Opera), and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Pilgrim Soul Productions). Many thanks to the cast and crew and a special shoutout to Ellie and John for being the best audience one could ask for.

SARAH KAWALEK (Lucy) is delighted to make her Christmas Carol debut at The Hanover Theatre! Favorite credits: For Tonight (Mrs. Parry), Goodspeed; Pinkalicious (Mrs. Pinkerton), Ogunquit Playhouse; Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie Muldoon/dance captain), Mac-Haydn Theatre; Mame (Gloria Upson), Greater Boston Stage Company; Grease (Marty), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins u/s), New Bedford Festival Theatre; Guys and Dolls (Hot Box Girl/ Sarah Brown u/s); West Side Story (Velma), Fiddlehead Theatre Company; Spamalot (Lady Of The Lake), West Side Story (Graziella), Woodstock Playhouse; Chicago (Roxie Hart), Bat Boy (Meredith Parker), Roberts Theatre/Hartt. Sarah holds a BFA in music theatre from The Hartt School. She would like to thank her parents, Gregg Baker Management, and everyone at The Hanover Theatre for this opportunity. This performance is dedicated to Devin Stokel. www.sarahkawalek.com TYLER KEOGH (Young Scrooge) is a student at Gibbons Middle School in Westborough. Tyler is excited for the opportunity to be in the production of A Christmas Carol. He recently played the role of Benny (Guys & Dolls Jr.) at The Hanover Theatre. In addition, he has performed with SkyRise Theater as Tommy (Music Man Jr.) and Gavroche (Les Miserables). Tyler thanks his family, teachers, directors and friends for their support and a happy holiday. ANNIE KERINS* (Mrs. Cratchit) is thrilled to be back for the Tenth Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre! OffBroadway: Looking for Billy Haines (Theatre Row). Regional: The Gypsy King (Goodspeed Opera House), Shrek (Wheelock Family Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Stoneham Theatre), Spelling Bee (Majestic Theatre), and The Rocky Horror Show (Foothills Theatre). Annie and her husband, Steve, mostly recently performed in the touring production of The Vaughn Monroe Show. She also appeared onscreen at The Hanover Theatre this fall in Russian Doll winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the qFLIX Film Festival. Next up, Annie is playing Miss Adelaide in Guys and

continued


Opening the Finest Doors in the Worcester Area

Gloria MacKoul REALTOR, GRI, CRS, SRES, CNHS Previews Property Specialist Certified Negotiation Specialist

Phone: 508-635-6644 Email: Gloria.mackoul@nemoves.com Website: GloriaMacKoul.com

6 Park Avenue Worcester, MA 01605


Contributions to the Access to the Arts Fund Make the Performing Arts Accessible to All! There are several ways to donate.

DONATE ONLINE CALL OR VISIT THE BOX OFFICE PUT CASH IN THE LOBBY CYLINDER OR IN YOUR USHER’S BASKET! Thank you for your generosity and for recognizing that

GIVING TO THE ARTS MATTERS. Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Who's Who in the Cast Dolls at the Majestic Theatre. She is a proud member of the AEA and holds a BFA from The Hartt School. Annie is grateful to be home for the holidays in this award-winning production! www.anniekerins.com JEREMY LAWRENCE* (Ebenezer Scrooge) returns for his sixth year as Scrooge. Most recent television appearances include “The Blacklist” and “Shades of Blue”. For WNET’s Theater Close-Up, he appeared in Fashions for Men, originally produced off-broadway. He recently appeared off-broadway in his awardwinning one-man Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret: Lavender Songs featuring songs of the era (1918-1933) in his English adaptations. Regional credits include Fiddler at Goodspeed in Connecticut and the MUNY in St. Louis, Noises Off at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Into The Woods at Baltimore’s Center Stage and the Westport Country Playhouse where he also performed in Tartuffe. Film credits include the original “Critters” and work with directors Brian De Palma, Ron Howard, and Stephen Daldry. He has received international acclaim for his one-man Tennessee Williams shows. www.jeremylawrence.net MARK LINEHAN* (Dick Wilkins) is delighted to be joining the company of A Christmas Carol. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and South Pacific (Reagle Music Theatre), Assassins (New Repertory Theatre, IRNE nomination), Hairspray and Shrek The Musical (Wheelock Family Theatre, IRNE nomination), Funny Thing Happened...Forum, Something’s Afoot and Lucky Stiff (Greater Boston Stage Co.). In February, Mark will appear as Gaston in Wheelock Family Theater’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Mark is also a tour guide on Boston’s historic Freedom Trail and has appeared as a historical expert on several episodes of Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel. Mark received his BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. www.marklinehan.com BILL MOOTOS* (Timothy) is delighted to be returning for his ninth season with The

Hanover Theatre in A Christmas Carol. Recently, he has appeared in Sorry with Stoneham Theatre, Regular Singing with New Repertory Theatre, and Blood on the Snow at Boston’s Old State House (for which he received an IRNE Award). Other regional credits include productions with Huntington Theatre Company, Central Square Theatre, Gloucester Stage, The Gamm Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse NYC, Manhattan Theatre Source, Sierra Rep, North Shore Music Theatre, The Vineyard Playhouse, The Nora Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Merrimack Rep, Ivoryton Playhouse, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others. Television appearances include “The Devil You Know” (HBO), “American Odyssey” (NBC) and “The Hatfields & McCoys”, and the films “The Company Men”, “Locked In”,” Hard Luck”, “Siren”, “The Makeover”, “R.I.P.D.”, “Chappaquiddick”, and the recently released “Daddy’s Home 2”. Bill serves on the National Board of SAGAFTRA, and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.   CHARLIE MORRISON (Lighting Designer) National/international tours: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (NYC, Grand Ole Opry, US Tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Saigon, Aida (U.S. and Asia Tours), The Producers, Man of La Mancha, Guys and Dolls, Groovaloo (N.Y.C., L.A., U.S. Tour), Hello, Dolly!, My Fair Lady, The King and I (U.S. and Korea), Spelling Bee, Gypsy, 42nd Street (U.S. and Japan), Smokey Joe’s Café, The Who’s Tommy (Europe and Japan), Titanic, The Music Man and many others. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.), Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Repertory, Seattle 5th Avenue, Sacramento Music Circus, Theatre Under the Stars, Dallas Summer Musicals, Kansas City Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, George Street Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory, Tulsa Opera and many others. Charlie is the recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design. www.cmlighting.com continued


Who's Who in the Cast MAGGIE MUSSLER (Fan) is extremely excited to be a part of the cast of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre for the first time! Some of her favorite recent stage appearances were in Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Madagascar, Aristocats and Elf, Jr. (Apple Tree Arts). A seventh grader from Grafton, Maggie is never happier than when she is a part of the magic of a show.  Many thanks to my family, friends, directors and cast members for their support and encouragement. GRACE OLAH (Belinda Cratchit) is thrilled to be making her debut at The Hanover Theatre! She recently appeared in The Music Man (North Shore Music Theatre). Additional regional theater appearances include Billy Elliot (Ocean State Theatre Co. & Cape Rep Theatre). Grace has appeared as Gretl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Mansfield Arts and Education Center). She was a featured soloist in Tis the Season and has performed in several productions of The Nutcracker (Franklin Performing Arts Company). She has studied for five years at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts and has studied with the Broadway Artists Alliance in New York City. She enjoys Girl Scouts and the Best Buddies program. Many thanks to Mr. Troy Siebels, her teachers, family, and friends. ELLEN PETERSON (Mrs. Spencer) is delighted to return to The Hanover Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol! Elsewhere, this year’s credits include Evita (Ensemble) and The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo) at North Shore Music Theatre, Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts) at Theatre By the Sea, and Speakeasy Stage Co.’s The Bridges of Madison County (Ensemble). Ellen has also enjoyed working at the Huntington Theatre, Boston Playwright’s, Reagle Music Theatre, Fiddlehead Theatre Co., Wheelock Family Theatre, Lyric Stage Co., and Greater Boston Stage Co. Ellen has twice been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress IRNE award. Merry Christmas! May we all remember to “raise our eyes to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode”!

BRAD FOSTER REINKING (Topper) returns to A Christmas Carol after playing Topper in 2015. Recent regional credits include Camelot (Lyric Stage Company), All Shook Up (Priscilla Beach Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (Millbrook Playhouse), and The Boys from Syracuse (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Up next, he can be seen as Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast at Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston. Brad holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. Thank you to Troy and everyone at The Hanover Theatre for welcoming him back to this wonderful show! As always, this one is for Mom. www. bradreinking.com  ILYSE ROBBINS (Choreographer) Choreography credits include: Greater Boston Stage Company (IRNE - Best Choreography for How to Succeed… and 42nd Street), Lyric Stage Co. of Boston (IRNE - Best Choreography for Urinetown, A… Alice, and World Goes ‘Round), New Rep (IRNE - Best Choreography for Das Barbecue), Speakeasy Stage (IRNE Best Choreography for Scottsboro Boys, Elliot Norton Award for Best Musical - Scottsboro Boys), Underground Railway Theatre, Hope Rep, Fiddlehead Theatre, Overture Productions, Jewish Theater of New England, American Stage Festival, Boston Theatre Works, Wheelock Family Theatre, Museum of Science, Publick Theatre (IRNE - Best Choreography for Gypsy), Boston Women on Top Festival, Liberty Mutual, Fidelity. Directing credits: United Solo Festival New York (Festival Award for Best Dramatic Script), Greater Boston Stage Company (Elliot Norton Award - Best Direction for Thoroughly Modern Millie), New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Co. of Boston, UpStage Lung Cancer, Wheelock Family Theatre Summer Youth Intensive. Acting credits: The Hanover Theatre, Greater Boston Stage Company, New Rep (IRNE – Best Ensemble for The Wild Party), Lyric Stage Co. of Boston, Wheelock Family Theatre, New Arts at the Modern Theater, Fiddlehead, Reagle Players, Publick Theatre. Upcoming: Co-directing and choreographing Road Show at Lyric Stage Co. of Boston and choreographing Allegiance for continued


Set the Scene–with Extraordinary Furniture What better way to put your home in the spotlight than with quality, American-made furniture? Designed with superior craftsmanship and modern elegance, our furniture selections are showstoppers for every room of your home. Visit Charlton Furniture and discover the next star of your show.

Monday - Friday: 10aM - 6pM Saturday: 10aM - 5pM Sunday: 12pM - 5pM charltonfurniture.com

Complimentary design service available.

107 Dresser Hill Rd, (Rte 31), Charlton, MA 01507 · 508·248·5566


Who's Who in the Cast SpeakEasy Stage Company. Ilyse holds a BS in Theater from Northwestern University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. She teaches Creative Drama Ed. at Brandeis University, Musical Theater Performance at Northeastern University and presentation skills for Mohr Collaborative. Ilyse is an Associate Member of SDC. www.ilyserobbins.com ALISON RUSSO (Belle) is thrilled to return to the cast of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre! Regional credits: The Importance of Being Earnest (The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre), Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare en el Verano (Trinity Repertory Company/Rhode Island Latino Arts), Victor/Victoria, Born Yesterday, Anything Goes, The Addams Family, Gypsy, and Meet Me in St. Louis (Ocean State Theatre Company).  Alison is a proud alumna of Clark University where she received a B.A. in Theatre Arts and in Comparative Literature.  She is delighted to return to Worcester to be a part of this production.  Many thanks to Troy and The Hanover Theatre artistic team for this opportunity!  As always, love and thanks to Mom and Dad, Alex, and to friends and family for their support. CARTER SIEBELS (Peter Cratchit) is in his fifth year with The Hanover Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, having grown from Tiny Tim and Turkey Boy to Peter. Favorite roles include Horton in Seussical Jr! (Sherwood Middle), Charlie Cowell/Jacey Squires in Music Man Jr. (Skyrise), and Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls (Hanover Conservatory). Carter is a sixth grader at Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, where he just closed last week in How to Eat Like a Child. Carter enjoys his improv class, cello, tennis, seeing theatre, and being a good role model for his younger sister, Charlotte Hope. TROY SIEBELS (Director) serves as president and CEO of The Hanover Theatre, having led the organization’s development and staff since 2005. The theatre presents more than 140 performances to audiences of more than 180,000 annually, and has welcomed

more than one and a half million visitors to date. The theatre is a key catalyst to the city’s revitalization, and anchors Worcester’s new Theatre District. Troy served as producing director at Stoneham Theatre for its first three seasons, and prior to that as managing director of American Stage Festival in Milford and Nashua, N.H., supervising staff and guest artists in production of ten plays and musicals per year in two venues. Troy’s favorite directing credits include Artist Descending a Staircase, The Mystery of Irma Vep and Wait Until Dark. Troy serves as chairperson of Discover Central Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Performing Arts Coalition; on the boards of directors of MassCreative, Worcester Cultural Coalition and New Garden Park; and as a member of Worcester’s Economic Development Coordinating Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. KATHY ST. GEORGE* (Mrs. Fezziwig) is delighted to return to The Hanover Theatre where she has appeared in A Christmas Carol and Menopause the Musical. Broadway: two productions of Fiddler on the Roof (Lincoln Center and Gershwin Theatre), directed by Jerome Robbins; “Best Revival” Tony Award.  Off-Broadway:  I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Westside Theatre), and six national tours.  Local credits include Gypsy, Light Up the Sky Follies (Lyric Stage), Mame, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dear Miss Garland (Greater Boston Stage Company), Violet, Significant Other, The Divine Sister (SpeakEasy), 9 to 5 (NSMT), and Showboat (Fiddlehead).  A native of Stoneham, Mass., Kathy has received the Elliot Norton Award and two IRNE Awards. Happy holidays! www. kathystgeorge.com ZOË STEWART (Martha Cratchit) is so very thankful to be returning to The Hanover Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol for their tenth anniversary! Her regional credits include Billy Elliot the Musical, Akeelah and the Bee, A Year with Frog & Toad (Wheelock Family Theatre), and Billy Elliot the Musical  (North Shore Music Theatre, IRNE Award). This


Enjoying the Performing Arts in Worcester, and Proud to Support The Hanover Theatre. LEE JOSEPH

ABR, CRS, GRI, CNS, SRES Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 6 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605 Direct: 508.635.6655 • Cell: 508.847.6017 Email: Lee@LeeJoseph1.com Web: www.LeeJoseph1.com • • • • • •

Top Producer Diamond Level Top 50 for all of New England CB International President’s Elite Level Natalie Quinlan Distinguished Service Award 2017 Realtor of the Year 2013 Realtors Choice Award 2010

Simply Delicious. Since 1979 WEDDINGS HOLIDAY GATHERINGS CORPORATE EVENTS PRIVATE PARTIES

Contact us today to book your next event! 508.755.5953 struckcatering.com Worcester, MA


Who's Who in the Cast past summer, Zoë performed with Michael Feinstein at the Great American Songbook Foundation’s annual Songbook Academy and received the award for “Most Promising Young Artist”.  She trains in voice, acting, and dance both locally and in NYC and is an avid choreographer and photographer. Zoë would like to thank everyone at The Hanover Theatre, her mentors, and all of her family and friends for their endless love, guidance, and support along this journey.  www.zoe-stewart.com

Advertising, Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunties Learn more today. Call Diane Pieciak, senior sales manager, at 508.930.2424

Groups Have More Fun!

Did you know? The Hanover Theatre offers discounts on most shows for groups of 10 or more. No deposit required! To learn more, contact Daniella at 508.471.1763 or daniella@thehanovertheatre.org.


Live the Life You Always Imagined.

Amenities • 200-seat theatre with balcony • Full service health club • Heated indoor swimming pool • Arts & crafts/woodworking shop • Private 3-acre park with walking paths

services • Full maintenance service • Housekeeping & linen service • Casual & fine restaurant-style dining • Chauffeured transportation • Cultural and educational programs

Retirement Community Established 1989 • Located 1 mile off Rt. 9

Call 508-842-8331, toll free 1-800-492-8331 or visit www.SouthgateatShrewsbury.com


WINSLOW HOMER & ENGLAND November 11 – February 4

Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England is co-organized by the Worcester Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Lunder Foundation, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Winslow Homer, The Mussel Gatherers, detail, watercolor, Baltimore Museum of Art, Gift of Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer, 1956.226. Image courtesy of The Baltimore Museum of Art / Photography by: Mitro Hood

Sponsored by:

Media Partners:

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM

/ worcesterart.org


CHINESE FOOD

205 Chandler St Worcester, MA 01609 508.767.0209 www.kingchefworcester.com We Deliver • Catering & Gift Cards Available

ND GRA G! IN OPEN

SUSHI BAR HIBACHI

215 Chandler St Worcester, MA 01609 508.755.3888 www.pakupakuworcester.com Mention this ad for special offer

Use Discount Code THT


Investing in Innovation Downtown

Private Investment—Working for the Public Good Investing in Worcester’s Future

The WBDC is proud to support The Hanover Theatre’s 2017-18 Broadway Season 89 Shrewsbury Street Suite 300 Worcester, MA 01604 (508) 755-5734

For more information, Please visit us at www.thewbdc.com


Happy Holidays

from Premier Optical

Gift Certificates Available

591 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605

• Phone: 508.852.3636 • premier-optical.com

Joseph M. Williams, MD Lisa Neavyn, MD

Mary Gilman, OD Kevin Quang, OD

Tracey Jameson, OD

Expert Eye Care from Our Professional Team 591 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605

• Phone: 508.853.2020 • arinella-williamsllc.com


Worcester Fitness has a membership that will fit your life perfectly. Because we know, schedules change, jobs change, life changes. Join our club and simply pay for your membership month-to-month, with no long term contract...EVER. Our team wants to help you focus on fitness, not dues and contracts. If we get you the results you’re looking for then you’ll stay with us...it happens every day at Worcester Fitness.

Join us...you BELONG here!

440 Grove Street • Worcester, MA (508) 852-8209 • worcesterfitness.com


THEATRE POLICIES & OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION The following is presented to inform our patrons and to maintain an orderly and thriving theatrical environment and experience. These policies notwithstanding, management will always strive to be fair, ethical and understanding of our patrons’ needs. For answers to frequently asked questions visit TheHanoverTheatre.org/faq. Booking Protect: You can protect your investment by participating in Booking Protect, a new ticket insurance option. You can choose to select Booking Protect as an add-on before finalizing your transaction. Booking Protect is only available at the time of purchase and allows you to receive a full refund of the purchase price should you or anyone in your party be unable to attend due to injury, illness, adverse weather conditions and more. Accessible Seating and ADA Provisions: The Hanover Theatre is committed to providing access and an enjoyable visit of

persons of different abilities. Spaces are reserved for patrons who use wheelchairs and for their ambulatory companions. When purchasing tickets, please be sure to mention if any special accommodations are required, including low vision, hard of hearing, limited mobility, etc. Box Office Hours of Operation: (in person and by telephone) Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday (if there is a performance), noon until 30 minutes after curtain on performance evenings. So that we may best serve patrons attending each event, please avoid visiting the box office to purchase tickets to future events during the hour just prior to curtain time. Online 24/7 at TheHanoverTheatre.org. By telephone, call the box office at 877.571.7469 during standard hours of operation. Visit or mail the box office at 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608 E-mail, boxoffice@thehanovertheatre.org continued

(508) 799-5100


THEATRE POLICIES & OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION Groups: Attending the theatre is even more fun when you bring a group. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for a discount. Please contact Daniella Marie at 508.471.1763 for information. Assistive Listening Devices: Devices are available, please inquire at the box office or ask an usher. These cannot be reserved in advance, but the number of devices available should be sufficient for the usual demand. You will be asked to leave your driver’s license as a deposit when borrowing an assistive listening device. Cameras (Recording Devices): Our standard policy is that all such devices are prohibited from use in the theatre, and offenders may be ejected without compensation. On rare occasions, specific performers or engagements may request that this policy be suspended, in which case we will advise same by covering lobby signage which lists the standard policy. All members of the press or media must receive advance authorization from the PR department (PR@thehanovertheatre.org) to use cameras or recording devices inside the theatre and must display identification of same. Cell Phones: Out of respect to the performers and to fellow audience members, please remember to silence all cell phones while in the theatre. Also please note, there is no telephone which is manned throughout the performance. Please be sure to leave your cellular number with anyone who may need to reach you during an emergency, and in the event of an emergency please take your call in the theatre lobby. Children: All patrons MUST have a valid ticket. Parents are discouraged from bringing children under 5 years of age to performances which are not specifically oriented to children. Parents must remove any disruptive children from the theatre into the lobby. For these reasons, and for the comfort of all audience members, please consider carefully whether it is appropriate for you to bring children under 5 to the theatre.

Concessions: Please do not bring outside food and drinks to the theatre. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale in the lobby. Depending on the performance, drinks may be brought into the seating areas, but food is prohibited. First Aid: Please speak with the house manager or any of the ushers if you need first aid or have any sort of accident or medical emergency. Insurance regulations require that such instances be documented immediately. Gift Certificates: These are available in any denomination and are available online, by calling or visiting the box office and may be used by the recipient in full or partial payment for event tickets or conservatory classes. Inclement Weather Policy: It is generally impossible for touring shows and performances to be rescheduled, so we do not cancel events due to inclement weather. As with other touring performances and sporting events, we are unable to refund tickets. In extreme weather conditions we will do our best to exchange member tickets to an alternate performance, if applicable. The theatre strongly recommends that you add on ticket insurance through Booking Protect to protect your purchase. Lost and Found: Management is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Items found at the theatre will be held by the house manager. If you have lost an item, please contact the box office as soon as possible to make a report. You will then be contacted if the item has been found. Retrieval of the item is the responsibility of the customer. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated or disposed of without compensation. Rental of the Theatre and Event Spaces: The Hanover Theatre is available for appropriate organizations and activities. Please contact Mark Steina, special events coordinator, at 508.471.1799 or mark@thehanovertheatre.org for further information. continued


“Not a cruise ship ...

Briarwood is home.” Are you ready?

To make the most of life with warm, caring friends? • To let someone else take care of maintenance? • To maintain your independence and sense of adventure? To experience the strength of a shared community of people?

Visit us! 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA 01606 • Call 508-852-2670 • www.BriarwoodRetirement.com A non-profit, non-denominational senior living community for 33 years. Cottages, Apartments, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing for rehabilitation & extended care.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill “It has been our pleasure to share the rich culture and excitement of the theatre with our grandchildren and see their faces light up each time they attend a performance.”

- Fran & Karen Tighe, FSS members

Share your passion for the performing arts by leaving a legacy gift to the theatre so that its future is secure for generations to come. For more information contact Nel Lazour, director of development at 508.471.1770

TheHanoverTheatre.org/planned-giving


THEATRE POLICIES & OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION Prohibited: Items and activities which are prohibited include (but are not limited to): smoking, weapons, outside food or drinks, camera or recording devices, cell phones not silenced or set to vibrate, laser pointers, disruptive or abusive language, pets (except those assisting persons with disabilities), and persons exhibiting intoxication or drug use. Offenders may be removed from the theatre without compensation. Resale of Tickets for Profit: Ticketholders may on occasion be in a position where they have purchased tickets that they later cannot personally use and will want to donate, give, trade or sell these tickets to friends or acquaintances. Management does not discourage private transactions of this nature. However, we may take appropriate actions to thwart the organized resale of tickets for profit by third parties, which we do not condone. The public is

advised to be careful purchasing tickets from individuals they do not know personally, as such tickets may be void and in such cases admission to the theatre will be denied without compensation. Standing Room: All persons entering the theatre must have a valid ticket, and are not allowed to stand in the back or aisles. Tax Deductible Donations: As the theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, donations to The Hanover Theatre are taxdeductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Please consult with your tax professional. Ushers: The Hanover Theatre uses a dedicated and trained force of volunteer ushers that seat and assist our guests. If you would like to volunteer to usher or provide other administrative assistance to the organization, please contact David MacArthur Jr. at 508.471.1764 for details.

ArtsWorcester sustains and celebrates contemporary art through solo and group exhibitions, grants and prizes, museum collaborations, and professional workshops.

proud supporter ArtsWorcester proudly supports The Hanover Theatre. WWW.ArtsWorCester.orG /////// 508-755-5142


TAKING CARE OF THE COMMUNITY

855-UMASS-MD

One Call. 1,700 G reat Doctors.

Find a Doctor Book or reschedule an appointment www.umassmemorial.org/appointment Call 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763)

UMass Memorial - Community Healthlink | UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital UMass Memorial - Marlborough Hospital | UMass Memorial Medical Center UMass Memorial Medical Group


Subscriptions • Gift Certificates

Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping Get 6 gifts in 1. Subscribe today to our six upcoming Broadway shows. Take advantage of the gift of live theatre, starting at just four payments of $42.25 for students or $61 for adults. Exclusive benefits include complimentary performance exchanges and the option to purchase additional tickets at discounted prices! Email Lilly@thehanovertheatre.org or call 508.471.1791 to subscribe today.

Give the gift that fits everyone. Purchase $200 in gift certificates and receive a complimentary Friend Level membership (value $75). Purchase $250 or more in gift certificates and receive a complimentary Patron Level membership (value $150) plus a pass for two to the Franklin Square Salon (our VIP lounge)!

Special Offers Available Now through Dec 31


EXPERIENCE THE

Difference We believe we’re a little different from other independent schools. We are a student-centered community where you can be you. Through rigorous academics, strong leadership opportunities, competitive athletics, and inspiring arts programs, we are focused on helping students become the best versions of themselves. We are real…and it’s in our DNA. The best way to discover all our school has to offer is to visit. Explore our campus, meet our community, and experience the difference of Worcester Academy. Visit worcesteracademy.org or call 508-459-5841.

Goddard House provides gracious senior living in our studio, one, and two bedroom apartments in a historic home in Worcester. Residents of the Goddard House enjoy three chef prepared meals daily in our restaurant style dining room, trips to Mechanic Hall, restaurants, museums, and other locations, availability of staff 24-hours, and emergency call system in each apartment.

1199 MAIN STREET WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS www.goddardhomestead.org

Homestead Hall provides personal care, medication management, and social programs in a residential homelike environment. All rooms are private with private en-suite half-baths. Set on over an acre of land in a secluded, private, residential setting in the heart of Worcester.

Please contact Tracey King at 508-868-0967 for a private tour and information regarding options and pricing


CONSERVATORY

S

E S S LA

C W NE

ACT SING DANCE DESIGN

T R A ST

8 N JA

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN TEENS ADULTS

A CREATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA! Register online at TheHanoverTheatre.org/conservatory or by phone 877.571.7469

REGISTRATION IS OPEN


Retire where the lifestyle

is pitch-perfect.

The Willows at Westborough and The Willows at Worcester are the culmination of the Salmon family’s commitment to creating inspired choices. These beautiful communities capture and convey the spirit of one family’s dedication to serving your family. The Willows at Westborough One Lyman Street | Westborough, MA 01581 (508) 366-4730 | SalmonHealth.com The Willows at Worcester 101 Barry Road | Worcester, MA 01609 (508) 755-0088 | SalmonHealth.com

The Willows at Westborough and The Willows at Worcester are part of the SALMON Health and Retirement family.


Honda of Auburn

A family run business since 1964 A family run business since1964

Proud partner with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. 163 Washington Street | Auburn, MA 01501 508-338-4461 | LundgrenHondaOfAuburn.com


THEATRE ETIQUETTE 101 The following suggestions are based on comments from our patrons. We hope that you take these into consideration so that everyone may enjoy the show in comfort without distractions or interruptions.

• Please silence all cell phones and pagers. • Please refrain from talking during the performance.

Please refrain from taking any photos or videos of the performance, these acts are prohibited in our general policies. • Please remove your hat so that patrons behind you can see. • Please limit heavy perfumes or colognes; others around you may be allergic. • If you must leave your seat during a performance, please do so as quietly as possible. • Please be kind and stay until after the cast bows. The performers work extremely hard to give the public an enjoyable show. It would be greatly appreciated if you share your enthusiasm. • If any problem should arise and you would like to speak with a theatre representative, please ask your usher for immediate assistance or see a House Manager in the main lobby.


Proud Supporters of

The Hanover Theatre

Join us at our Worcester, MA location 25 Major Taylor Blvd Worcester, MA 01608

508.421.9300 www.unos.com


National Players on Your Local Stage

A Top 20 national insurance brokerage and risk advisor, Risk Strategies Company expertise makes it easy for organizations and individuals to cost-effectively protect assets, offer quality employee benefits and minimize liability. Connect with your local Risk Strategies office today to learn how we can help simplify your insurance and risk management challenges.

446 Main Street, 14th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608 Tel: 508-798-0893 | Fax: 508-791-0757 Risk-Strategies.com


WEALTH PLANNING TO ENJOY LIFE’S FINER MOMENTS

Worcester-area residents have been entrusting Bartholomew & Company to guide their financial lives since 1994. As one of the region’s premier wealth management firms, our approach pairs a conservative investment philosophy with time-honored investment strategies to address every element of your financial picture. For a personalized plan to help you achieve your vision for today and the future, partner with the experts who are right in your own community.

Call us for a complimentary consultation at 508.753.8807, or visit www.bartandco.com.

PLAN WISELY. INVEST CONSERVATIVELY. LIVE WELL. 370 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1000, WORCESTER, MA 01608

|

508.753.8807

Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

The Hanover Theatre's Tenth Anniversary Program for A Christmas Carol  
The Hanover Theatre's Tenth Anniversary Program for A Christmas Carol