Enrich. Engage. Empower.
2019 Report to the Community
Troy Siebels, president & CEO and Marianne Felice, MD, chair of the board. Photo Mike Hendrickson.
Much of what we do at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory is very visible. More than 200,000 people came through our doors last year and helped to breathe life into downtown Worcester and its many new restaurants, cafés and bars. More than 350 young people provide a constant basis of activity in the Theatre District when they come through our conservatory doors Francis R Carrol each week to attend classes in acting, dance and technical production. It’s hard not to notice the work on a newly expanded Carroll Plaza, including an accessible pedestrian plaza directly in front of the theatre and conservatory. When construction is complete, visitors will enjoy free performances on the outdoor stage, flexible seating areas, trees, plantings and even a new water feature. It is our hope that this 2019 report to the community helps to shine a spotlight on our lesser known accomplishments that bring our community together through the performing arts. We’d like you to celebrate with us as we recognize some of the ways our dedicated staff and volunteers accomplish mission driven activities that enrich the lives of others in ways that the public may not see. In fiscal year 2019, we reached more than 7,000 young people through outreach programs including Adopt-A-School (with Worcester’s South and Burncoat High Schools), the Goddard Scholars program (Sullivan Middle School) and Rec Woo, the city’s free recreational summer program in the parks. In collaboration with the Kennedy Center, we also provided professional development workshops for teachers through our new Partners in Education Program. Philanthropic support from individuals, businesses and foundations to our Access to the Arts Fund provided $50,000 in scholarships to conservatory classes and our Youth Summer Program. Funding also helped adults with physical and mental challenges express themselves in creative movement classes through our partnership with Seven Hills Foundation. Our commitment, along with the generosity of our donors, also brought morning school performances to more than 15,000 students and enabled us to distribute more than 1,500 complimentary tickets through the United Way for families to enjoy A Christmas Carol together during the holidays. There are many threads through which we have become woven into the cultural fabric of our city and our region, and we’re proud of that. We have a great ability, and therefore a great responsibility, to positively impact the community around us. Through this report we hope to convey our gratitude to you and to all of our supporters who make our work possible. Warmly,
Marianne Felice, MD Chair of the Board
Troy Siebels President & CEO
OUR MISSION is to foster a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow. OUR VISION is to be the finest performing arts center in New England. 2 • Enrich. Engage. Empower. • TheHanoverTheatre.org
vibrant arts and culture scene the theatre is an important The Theatre District Campaign (TDC) entered its final phase source of economic growth and development for the city last fall in celebratory fashion with two major events, our Main Street - Streetscape Worcester, MA Francis Carroll Main Streetand - Streetscape Improvements Worcester, MA of Worcester by creating new jobs, increasing tourism, ReachRfor thePlaza Stars Performance Gala on September 28 Improvements October 2019 October 2019 fostering civic identity and more connected communities. and the President’s Dinner on November 3. The gala was a fundraising event as well as an opportunity to thank donors Jean McDonough, a founding member and strong who had made significant contributions to the campaign. supporter of The Hanover Theatre, generously forgave a The evening included a pre-show cocktail reception, a $1 million loan to fund construction on the first floor of concert featuring the legendary singer Tony Bennett and a 551 Main Street, which will house a café space as well as post-show champagne reception. conservatory movement and vocal studios. Jean is a lifelong lover of theatre, from Broadway to the current performing The TDC received two important contributions last year arts scene at The Hanover Theatre and future black box in the form of an anchor grant from the Bank of America theatre at 20 Franklin Street. She continues to be deeply Foundation in the amount of $250,000 and the forgiveness committed to the performing arts in Worcester because of of a $1 million loan from Jean McDonough. their inherent quality to enrich our lives and feed our souls. The Bank of America Foundation only awarded anchor View loo k i n g organizations S o u t h f racross o m the t hcountry. e P l a z a As of July 30, 2019 the Theatre District Campaign raised grants to four nonprofit The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory was chosen because $9,529,508 of which $385,404 was raised last fall at our Reach for the Stars Performance and Gala combined with of its alignment with the bank’s economic mobility and the President’s Dinner. community development principle. As an engine for a
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Creating a Community of Support
Preliminary renderings by Beta Group include a pedestrian plaza and an outdoor stage in front of the theatre. The project supports the vision of a growing cultural center downtown, adding to the vibrancy of the area and giving visitors another reason to make the city a vibrant cultural destination.
The President’s Dinner Fred and Patty Eppinger hosted the President’s Dinner, a special recognition event for Troy Siebels, our president and CEO. The evening celebrated his leadership during the theatre’s decade-long growth and development. He was praised for his contributions to the cultural vibrancy of Worcester, since the theatre opened in 2008. The evening highlighted the critical role Troy played in managing the historic restoration of the former Poli Palace Theatre and his tireless work building one of Worcester’s premier cultural organizations. During the special evening, theatre staff, board members and close friends toasted his collaborative approach to transforming the second largest city in New England into a regional destination. The most entertaining part of the evening was a musical revue performed by Troy, who took the audience on a hilarious lyrical journey of the theatre’s ten years of shows and performances.
“Troy’s leadership of the theatre over the last 15 years has been extraordinary, from driving our building’s renovation to spearheading the birth of our organization, to creating the city’s most vibrant cultural organization. We are blessed to have him leading our theatre.” - Fred & Patty Eppinger
Right: Troy and Jane Siebels on the grand promenade. Above: Troy enjoys witty comments and memories from attendees. Photos Andrea Seward.
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The campaign takes a broader view of the role the theatre plays in creating a 21st century cultural destination. It also demonstrates our commitment to stewarding positive change beyond our current footprint with the vision of a culturally vibrant theatre district and city core. We gratefully acknowledge our donors who are bringing Worcester to the next level of growth and revitalization.
Donors of $100,000 and up The George I. Alden Trust Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund Bank of America Barr Foundation Jeanne Y. Curtis Charitable Trust Mary C. DeFeudis The Ellsworth Foundation Fred & Patty Eppinger The Fletcher Foundation The George F. & Sybil H. Fuller Foundation The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation MassDevelopment C. Jean and Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation Jean McDonough The Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation The Stoddard Charitable Trust Unum Donors of $50,000 - $99,999 Bay State Savings Bank Commerce Bank, a Division of Berkshire Bank Fred Harris Daniels Foundation Harrington Foundation E. Paul & Kathleen Tinsley UniBank Webster Five Donors of $25,000 - $49,999 James & Stella Chacharone Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. Digital Federal Credit Union Warner S. & Mary F. Fletcher Drs. Ivan & Noreen Green Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hoche-Scofield Foundation Lisa & Neil McDonough Rollstone Bank & Trust The Schwartz Charitable Foundation Donors of $10,000 - $24,999 Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co Mike & Marie Angelini
Frank Carroll & Family John & Brigita Clementi Chris & Catherine Collins Paul & Sandra Demoga Fidelity Bank The Albert J. Gifford Charitable Trust Steve & Lee Joseph Helen P. Koskinas National Grid Robin Rhodes Grace & Jack Roche Mr. & Mrs. Howard & Carolyn Stempler David Williams & Joyce Cariglia Wyman-Gordon Foundation Donors of $5,000 - $9,999 Kristen Albright Anna Maria College Randall S. Barko & Marie Elissa Boisvert Jeff & Tracy Barlok Thomas & Lynora Bartholomew Mark Berthiaume & Betsey Thompson John & Dawn Budd James & Nancy Coghlin Ralph & Joan Crowley Dr. Marianne Felice Robert Frankel & Ann McCauley Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Freitas Lisa Kirby Gibbs Dr. Abraham & Linda Haddad Stasia B. Hovenesian Sharon & Allen Krause Richard & Tracey Lavey Nel & Paul Lazour Edward & Margaret Madaus Pam Massad Robert & Myra McAnulty Millbury Savings Bank Mirick O’Connell Donald & Susan Pegg Stephen & Cynthia Pitcher Polar Beverages Mary & William Ritter Cliff & Susan Rucker Beth Sannella
John & Ellen Savickas Patricia Segerson Jane & Troy Siebels Stop & Shop Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Agencies UMass Medical School Jody & Charlie Valade James & Tracy V. Wells Donors of $1,000 - $4,999 Barry & Jean Alman Cliff & Mary Ellen Anderson Paul & Jane Baker Maurice & Pamela Boisvert Richard & Margery Dearborn Donald & Melanie Donegan James & Carol Donnelly Bruce & Kathleen Madaus Dunfee Monica Elefterion & Mark Wagner The Grenon Family Phyllis Harrington Mr. Jock Herron James & Nancy Javaras Kathleen & David Jordan Cheryl & Joseph Lapriore Linda S. & Alan J. Larrivee Dorothy Lurier Patrick & Meaghan Madaus Sue Mailman Carolann McAdam Kara & Matthew (Madaus) Metraw James D. O’Brien Jr. Esq Matthew Olds & Michael Berthiaume R. Norman Peters Mr. Christopher Ranjitkar Michael & Carol Sleeper Carolyn & John Stimpson Ann & Samuel Tripp Kim & Adrian VanderSpek Worcester Business Development Corporation
List represents all donors who have given $1,000 or more.
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Theatre District Campaign Donors
In June 2016, The Hanover Theatre launched the Theatre District Campaign to acquire and renovate the 551 Main Street building, develop and open our new conservatory for the performing arts, furnish, equip and program the new Francis R. Carroll Plaza being constructed by the city of Worcester in front of the theatre and create a fund to support creative activities on the new plaza and throughout the district.
Fostering a New Generation
“The conservatory feels like a second home of mine, and it’s a place where I feel accepted for who I really am, and supported in striving to be who I want to be. As someone possibly seeking a career in the musical theatre industry later in life, The Hanover Theatre Conservatory programs are giving me quite an advantage and a head start into my life as a performer.” -Sami S.
Students take the stage for the conservatory’s annual Spring Reflection performance. Photo Mike Nyman.
Conservatory Growth Since the conservatory’s opening over two years ago, we have been thrilled to offer a wide variety of classes in the performing arts. The conservatory has grown from having 197 individual students in year one, to 543 students in year three. This continued growth created a need for even more studio space to accommodate additional classes and students. Construction has begun on three new studios as well as a vocal rehearsal space located on the first floor of the conservatory and event center at 551 Main Street. These new spaces come at the perfect time as the conservatory’s class offerings continue to expand in drama, dance, design and music for students of all ages. The new ground level studios will be the perfect extension of our state-of-the art facilities with sprung floors and increased ceiling height, as well as easy access to the new plaza being developed right outside the front door. The additional space will allow for more flexibility in the conservatory schedule and will help to accommodate longer, 90-minute class times for select offerings. “When we opened back in January of 2017, we couldn’t have imagined such incredible growth in just two years. We are grateful to our talented students, their supportive families and our gifted, compassionate faculty who provide quality education and unique experiences for our students each and every day,” states Meghan Montaner, director of education. 6 • Enrich. Engage. Empower. • TheHanoverTheatre.org
The fall semester brought the introduction of the conservatory’s Youth Acting Company, a resident dramatic performance group comprised of select students between the ages of 12 and 19. The Youth Acting Company is modeled after the conservatory’s existing resident dance company, the Youth Ballet Company. Housing two performance groups will increase the demand for rehearsal space, and these additional studios will provide ample room for those rehearsals in addition to classes. As we continue our efforts to ignite the city’s Theatre District, we are excited to have arts education visible at street level. The success of the conservatory has meant that hundreds of students and parents are populating Worcester’s downtown six days a week and, with that, activating space that otherwise did not experience much foot traffic. “As a theatre it’s really important to us to be outward facing, and that’s true for the conservatory as well,” says Troy Siebels, president and CEO of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory. “We intend to be a vital and dynamic part of a theatre district that welcomes and engages all those that live, work and visit downtown. Bringing our conservatory studios to street level helps to demonstrate some of that vitality, and celebrate the great work our students are doing.”
Photo Mike Nyman.
Scholarships As we continue to increase our conservatory offerings and expand our reach, financial assistance has become even more important. In the 2018-2019 season, we offered over $50,000 in scholarships representing a $30,000 increase in scholarship funding from the previous year. These scholarships are made possible through our Access to the Arts Fund and by generous donations from supporters. We hope to continue offering financial assistance so that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, can benefit from arts education.
Apprenticeships During our 2019 fiscal year, seven conservatory students received special opportunities to work behind the scenes in technical roles for The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, Peter & the Wolf and Hansel & Gretel as well as the conservatory’s Spring Reflection. These opportunities were tied to classroom learning and students were connected to professional stage managers, lighting designers and sound engineers as mentors throughout the process.
“Studying in such a professional school has had a huge impact on my dancing. It is wonderful to be in a community with such great people. I am very excited for my future at the conservatory!” -Leland P.
Conservatory students prepare for a student matinee ballet performance of Peter & the Wolf and Hansel & Gretel. Photo Emily Fortin.
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Sharing Our Love for the Arts
Creative Movement In 2019, we launched an exciting new project in collaboration with the Seven Hills Foundation Aspire Program here in Worcester. The Aspire Program was developed to better support individuals with disabilities and other significant life challenges. Our Creative Movement class provides individuals with a weekly 1-hour class that is fun and interactive while introducing dance movements and rhythm that increase physical awareness and activity while providing a supportive environment that increases self-esteem. Ballet instructor, Charlotte McNutt, works with adults from Seven Hills during a Creative Movement class for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Master Classes Last season, we offered 19 unique master class opportunities with touring shows including The Wizard of Oz, Finding Neverland, Diavolo: Architecture in Motion, The Lightning Thief, On Your Feet, Tap Dogs and Waitress among others. Classes ranged from musical theatre audition techniques to special effects makeup and even backstage tours to examine technical theatre elements in action. Over 200 students attended these master classes and had the chance to interact with performing arts professionals from all different backgrounds. Youth Summer Programs Our annual musical theatre and dance intensives kept the theatre and conservatory busy all summer. New this year, students in our Teen Youth Summer Program had to qualify back in February. Two groups of 45 performed Meredith Willson’s classic The Music Man. The Pre-Teen Program put together an entertaining junior version of the same production and our Children’s Program worked with a record number of youngsters ages 6-8. In addition, we were proud to offer internships to 20 local college students. Rec Woo The Recreation Worcester Summer Program is a six-week camp which takes place at 10 different public parks throughout the city. The program emphasizes sports, arts, fun and team work, and is facilitated by local staff and community partners. As one of these partners, The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory sent two teaching artists to lead drama workshops at each of the parks over the course of the six weeks. These teaching artists interacted with nearly 750 Worcester children ages 7-13 years old. Participation is free for children who live in the city. Kennedy Center Partners in Ed In 2017, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. selected us to participate in the prestigious Partners in Education program in partnership with the Worcester Public Schools. We were thrilled to be the only organization in Massachusetts chosen to participate in this program. In 2019, under the Kennedy Center’s guidance, we offered two professional development workshops and two in-class demonstrations, for a total of 60 WPS teachers from 20 different schools and across 14 different subjects. Both of these workshops were very well received and we are planning for three more workshops in 2020. 8 • Enrich. Engage. Empower. • TheHanoverTheatre.org
“I love that the conservatory offers master classes for students. It is truly something that you cannot find anywhere else. I am extremely grateful to have found a learning environment that offers these opportunities.” -Julianna L.
“This was one of the most rewarding and touching experiences for everyone in the On Your Feet! tour. I was very lucky and blessed to do this matinee performance!” -Ana-Sofia Rodriguez, On Your Feet! National Tour
Above: Students perform in the aisles during the Adopt-A-School On Your Feet! matinee performance. Below: Eddie Noel (Emilio Estefan) and Debra Cardona (Consuelo) from the On Your Feet! tour visit Burncoat High students working on Adopt-A-School projects.
Adopt-A-School: On Your Feet! In the spring of 2019, we celebrated the sixth year of our Adopt-A-School Program using arts to enhance the curriculum in our public schools. Superintendent Maureen Binienda and the faculty at both South and Burncoat high schools partnered with us to incorporate the themes, history and sociological impacts of a Broadway show into the curriculum across every subject in preparation for both schools (2,400 students) to see the Broadway tour of On Your Feet! Actors visited the schools the day before the performance and the tour gave students special permission to perform in the aisles during the show’s finale. Many of the students only experience live theatre through this program. We are grateful to the Worcester Public Schools, city of Worcester and Durham Bus Company for continuing to collaborate with us on this program. This program is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the McDonough Foundation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Lamoureux Pagano Associates, The 200 Foundation and our Access to the Arts donors. We thank them for making this program possible every year. At an annual cost of nearly $150,000, this program carries quite a price tag but the experience and impact left on the students is priceless.
Student Matinees Last season, over 16,000 area students attended student matinees of A Christmas Carol, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, THURGOOD, Hamlet, The Stories of Peter & the Wolf and Hansel & Gretel, On Your Feet! and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Student matinee tickets are significantly discounted to make these experiences possible for local schools.
In-School Workshops In 2019, conservatory teaching artists led 44 in-school workshops at middle and high schools throughout Worcester. A majority of those workshops were done in connection with a curriculum based program entitled Culture LEAP and our Goddard Scholars partnership with Sullivan Middle School. Jeremy Lawrence aka “Scrooge” from A Christmas Carol visits Sullivan Middle School.
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Access to the Arts Donors
The Access to the Arts (ATTA) Fund continues to be a vital source of support for community outreach programs, providing access to the performing arts to youth and families who cannot afford to participate. Sandra Abrajano Kristen Albright Barry & Jean Alman Cliff & Mary Ellen Anderson* Kristin & Joe Bafaro Randall S. Barko & Marie Elissa Boisvert Thomas & Lynora Bartholomew Virginia Bates Norman & Nancy Beisaw Paul & Patricia Belsito William Bishop Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Chris Bonni Linda Boria Maria Bouchard Karin Branscombe Robert R. Breault Francis & Pat Brissette David Brooks Linda & Matthew Brown Pam Brown John & Dawn Budd Henry & Pamela Camosse Wanda Cantlin David & Karen Catallozzi Ms. Kathleen Chisholm Robert & Gloria Ciaffone Dr. Robert Ciskowski Martin Cohen Catherine Colinvaux Kathleen & Mary Comer Grace & Scott Conner Janice, Jim & Sara Conrad Richard & Charlotte Cote Country Bank Doug & Laura Crompton Kerry & Cheryl Daigle Herb & Andrea Daroff Paula & Albert DeLuca Justine & Kevin DeNorscia Margaret Lee Dima Susan Direda Maureen & Richard Dodakian* Holly Dolan Sandra & Russell Doty John Doubleday Beth & Paul Duquette Mary Easter & Michael Sammarco Betty Edwards Monica Elefterion & Mark Wagner* Melissa Elmore Chip Emerson Richard & Deborah Emmons Dr. Bob Falter Barbara E. Fargo A.J. Fedor Dr. Marianne Felice Dennis & Cory Fenton
Deborah & Daniel Fins Mr. David Fisher Mallory Flagg Mr. & Mrs. Jose & Simone Flores-Cardillo Ann L. Flynn* Joan & Michael Foley Cynthia Foster Mrs. Linda Friberg Stephen & Jodi Furlong Steve & Tricia Gallo Myrna Garber Sharon & Luis Garcia Edward Gardella Susan Genese Patricia George Njeri Gichohi George, Judith & Gina Girardi Drs. Ivan & Noreen Green Joseph Gregus Gary & Karen Guglielmello Bruce Hager Don & Peg Harbert Roberta Henderson Richard Henderson Amy Hendrick & Paul Blow Charles Henneberry Sr. Hermann Foundation Maria Hickey Colleen Hilferty Roberta Hiller Sharyn Hopkins Richard Howarth Ted & Kathleen Hudson Siobhan Hullinger Robert Irwin Ian & Maureen Johnson Melyssa Johnson* Steve & Lee Joseph* Carol Kaufman Joan Kellogg Kathleen & Michael Keohane Sheila Killeen Dr. Paulette Kimball-Wren Bernard Kobel J. Kobel Helen P. Koskinas Harry P. & Sharon Kotseas Sharon & Allen Krause Jennifer & Ted Kremer Steven & Joyce Kressler Otto & Karen Kunz Patricia & Robert Laut Richard & Mary Ellen Letarte Kathi Lewando Cathy, Fred & Christopher Lewis* Robert & Cecilia Leyden Bruce & Andrea Little Anthony & Christine Long
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Maura Long Dorothy Lurier David MacDougall Gloria & John Mackoul Edward & Margaret Madaus Fran & Susan Madigan Richard Mandel Denise Mandeville Douglas & Dianne May Robert & Myra McAnulty Maureen McKeon Robert & Jan Mecca Paulette Melanson Christine Meuse Diane & Douglas Meystre Colleen Molta Meghan Montaner Ms. Debra Morris Dave & Anna Moses Karen Mulcahy Peter & Ellen Mundy Tim Murphy Mrs. Bretton Neider Charles & Christine Newfell Debbie Nickerson Kimber O’Connell Matthew Olds & Michael Berthiaume Vincent & Denise Osterman, E. Osterman Gas Service Lynette Paczkowski Michael Pagano Raymond & Sheila Pavlik Donald & Susan Pegg Donna Perron Kathy & Dick Perry David & Marlene Persky Donald & Polly Phipps Diane & Ken Pieciak* Polar Beverages Russell Pratt Sarah Pulsifer Hale Pulsifer P. Putnam Danae Rano Robin Rhodes Denise Roane Mary J. Ronayne Don Ross Marshall & Judith Rothbard Tate Ruth Rubin Thomas & Patricia Ryan Saint-Gobain Corporation Beth Sannella Josephine Scafidi Phyllis Schoenfeld Front St. Owner Associates Jon Shakour Ellen & John Sheedy
Donors listed are at the $50 level and above. *Gifts given in memory of Carolyn Ambrose
“I have been wanting to reach out to you to thank you so much for the opportunity to dance at the conservatory and for the very generous ATTA scholarship. I really have enjoyed every second and I’m so excited to come back this year and start training again.” -Conservatory scholarship recipient
Corporate & College Support We deeply appreciate these corporations and college partners for their generosity and partnerships, which provide critical funding for the theatre. Amica Insurance Assumption College Bank of America Bay State Savings Bank Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Chacharone Properties Commerce Bank, a Division of Berkshire Bank Cornerstone Bank FLEXcon Reliant Medical Group The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation UniBank Worcester State University Supporting Foundations Support from foundations is at the heart of the theatre’s community efforts. From providing funding for school bus trips and maintaining our Mighty Wurlitzer, to hosting world famous motivational speakers and supporting our collaborative community programs.
The 200 Foundation Fred Harris Daniels Foundation Greater Worcester Community Foundation Hermann Foundation Massachusetts Cultural Council National Endowment for the Arts The Ellsworth Foundation The Fletcher Foundation The Schwartz Charitable Foundation Wyman-Gordon Foundation
Matching Gift Support We thank the following companies who provide matching gifts from their employees. For more info, visit TheHanoverTheatre.org/matching-gifts.
Amundi Pioneer The Hanover Insurance Group Hewlett Packard Enterprises Intel Corporation Saint-Gobain Corporate Foundation Voya Financial
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Joanne & George Smith Anne Spellane Beth & Kevin Stark Dotty & Jerry Starr David & Ellen Sweeney Nancy & Janina Swiacki John Szynal Sheila & George Tetler Sharon Tierney Francis J. & Karen Tighe Raymond Trifone Bruce Trotto Dawn Tucker Mark Underkofler Judith Uthoff Jody & Charlie Valade Kim & Adrian VanderSpek Herb & Jean Varnum Dolly Vazquez Marla Wallace Gordon Wallat Jane & Edmund Walsh Charles Washburn James & Tracy V. Wells Jerry & Demmie Wells Scott Wilson Phillip & Patricia Woodman Worcester Business Development Corporation Worcester Fitness Wyman-Gordon Foundation Karen Yeowell Janet Zeidler
The theatre would like to thank the following organizations, foundations and colleges for their commitment to our cultural organization. Through their support and partnership we are able to better serve the cultural needs of the community. In addition, the great majority of revenue from ticket sales goes directly to the show or performer, which is why membership and sponsorship support are critical to closing the funding gap.
The Hanover Theatre’s 11th anniversary season represented a wonderful line up of theatre, music, dance and comedy. As we kicked off our second decade, Broadway shows like Finding Neverland and Waitress delivered fresh and original stories and musical scores to enthusiastic audiences.
Company of the National Tour, On Your Feet! © Matthew Murphy.
Broadway Tours The Wizard of Oz ELF the Musical Finding Neverland sponsored by Commerce Bank, a Division of Berkshire Bank The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical On Your Feet! sponsored by Bay State Savings Bank Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs sponsored by Commerce Bank, a Division of Berkshire Bank and Reliant Medical Group Waitress sponsored by UniBank and Worcester State University Comedy Dena Blizzard: One Funny Mother Kevin James Piff the Magic Dragon: The Lucky Dragon Tour A Night of Comedy: A Benefit for the Ava Roy Fund Whose Live Anyway? Concerts America 50th Anniversary Tour Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way sponsored by Chacharone Properties ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA sponsored by Cornerstone Bank Bach’s Goldberg Variations with Simone Dinnerstein presented by Music Worcester Tony Bennett: 10th Anniversary Performance and Gala 12 • Enrich. Engage. Empower. • TheHanoverTheatre.org
Chris Botti Callas in Concert: The Hologram Tour presented by Music Worcester Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Decades Rewind DRUMline Live! Foreigner The Hits Tour Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin Kansas: Point of Know Return Tour Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet World Tour 2018 Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond presented by Music Worcester Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll Part 2 Pink Martini with China Forbes The Priests US Tour 2018 sponsored by Assumption College Red Hot Chilli Pipers The Temptations and The Four Tops Three Dog Night Tower of Power: 50th Anniversary Tour Dance and Movement Diavolo | Architecture in Motion The Hanover Theatre Conservatory’s Spring Reflection So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake performed by the Russian National Ballet presented by Music Worcester 5th Annual Worcester County Dance Festival
Family Shows Darci Lynne and Friends Live Raffi The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show sponsored by Amica Insurance Wild Kratts Live 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!
Shen Yun Tyler Henry: The Hollywood Medium Select Receptions Bank of America Town Hall TD Bank WOW! Awards Hanover Insurance PSA PINK Lighting the Way
Films qFLIX Worcester: New England’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival The Phantom of the Opera: Silent Film Robin Hood: Silent Film John Cusack Live with a Screening of “Say Anything” sponsored by Bank of America Warren Miller’s Face of Winter presented by Volkswagen Holiday Shows 2018 Boston Pops Holiday Tour sponsored by The Hanover Insurance Group A Christmas Carol sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Assumption College Michael McDonald’s Season of Peace: Holiday and Hits Tour The Nutcracker sponsored by Commerce Bank, a Division of Berkshire Bank Performing Arts Beauty and the Beast presented by The Hanover Theatre Youth Summer Program Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical
Commencement and Graduation Ceremonies Anna Maria College Commencement Claremont Academy Graduation Gerald Creamer Center Graduation Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Graduation Grafton High School Graduation AMSA Charter School Graduation
Select Community Events Burncoat Dance Department presents An Evening of Dance Central Mass Dance Academy Recitals Charlotte Klein Dance Center Recitals Summer Youth Symposium Miss Massachusetts Pageant 2019 Theatre Tours Historic & Architectural Tours
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Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
The Hanover Theatre’s subscribers and members play lead roles in keeping our nonprofit organization strong. Every dollar of a membership donation supports the day to day operations of our historic venue. Sustaining Members The goal of the sustainer program is to streamline the renewal and fulfillment process, build a strong base of loyal supporters, save on administrative costs and be more green. Our thanks to all the sustaining members noted below and the Franklin Square Society members noted on pages 20-21 who demonstrate their commitment and loyalty to the theatre and help make the fulfillment process a breeze. Steven & Debra Bartelloni-Kedski Paul & Shari Belanger Steve & Nicole Boliver Gail, Paul & Robert Bourque Carolyn, Tim & Samantha Brady Dr. David C. Brown Donna Bunker-Swanstrom Robert & Shirley Burdick Paul Campaniello Mrs. Nancy Coderre Frederick Crocker Jr. John Daniel Michelle Driscoll Beth & Ray Dunn Monica Elefterion & Mark Wagner Bill Fairbanks Connie Favreau & Ray Johns Dennis & Cory Fenton Thomas Fitzpatrick
Alan Phillips Barry & Merle Portnoy Rob & Sue Protano John & Joyce Pyne Nancy Roy The Sciabarrasi Family Carol Seager Terry Skiest Dianne Smith Joanne & George Smith Mary A. Sullivan Ann Symes Joseph & Sandra Travinski Anthony Vaver William & Deborah Wall Mrs. Geralyn Walsh Wade Wormann
Donna Freitas Francis Galvin Sharon & Luis Garcia Richard Gilley John & Doreen Graf Mrs. Patricia Hammond Dr. Timothy C Hoffman Charles Howe Harry & Jean Johnson Madelaine & Albert Latini Lucy & Lisa Lukason Leslie & Douglas Malloy Carl Manchester Joseph Mewhiney Mark Miller Dr. Lawrence & Gerry Moss Kenneth & Donna Mudie Joyce Paquette Kathy & Dick Perry
The Hanover Theatre $3 (4%) Did You Know? Event personnel $4 (8%)
• Only $3 of every $50 ticket supports our nonprofit organization. • 100% of your membership donation supports the theatre.
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1926 Legacy Society
The 1926 Legacy Society Luncheon featuring Dr. Charles Steinberg Dr. Charles Steinberg beautifully captured the musical legacy of the Boston Red Sox as the featured speaker at the annual 1926 Legacy Society luncheon on May 9. As president of the Pawtucket Red Sox and former executive vice president of the Boston Red Sox, Dr. Steinberg is best known for orchestrating some of the most memorable ceremonies at Fenway Park, as well as implementing unique community initiatives such as the Padres Scholars, Red Sox Scholars, PawSox Scholars programs and landmark awareness events for pediatric cancer research. With the Pawtucket Red Sox moving to Worcester in 2021, the presentation was not only timely, but also tremendously entertaining. Dr. Steinberg creatively chronicled the history behind the music of the beloved ball team on the piano and guitar, and illustrated how several of those songs became Fenway favorites. The 1926 Legacy Society was established to secure the financial sustainability of The Hanover Theatre through the contribution of individual planned gifts and bequests. The luncheon is an annual event that offers the theatre an opportunity to explain the benefits of membership to the society and highlight the rich history and legacy of the theatre, community and the performing arts.
Top: Charles Steinberg entertains with music and stories. Above: Jack Roche, Marianne Felice, Charles Steinberg, Troy Siebels, Lisa McDonough and Ivan Green share a thank you. Below: An engaged lunch crowd in the McDonough Room. Photos Emily Fortin and ®Erb photography.
The 1926 Legacy Society Members
Barry & Jean Alman Bruce Hager Ken & Karen Rapp Robert & Myra McAnulty Donald & Polly Phipps David Williams
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Support and Advocacy
“It’s hard to remember life without The Hanover Theatre. Now we can grab a bite at a local restaurant, see a great performance and spend the hour it would take to drive home from Boston enjoying dessert and coffee or a nightcap with friends right here - Jack & Cindy Monahan in Worcester! Now that’s entertainment!”
Ambassador Circle Our Ambassador Circle members are a diverse mix of individuals, including founding members, supporters, volunteers and business and community partners who represent a broad regional reach. We thank them for their support and advocacy in the community. Janet Amorello Che Anderson Rob Babcock Randall S. Barko Susan Bassick Jo Ann Bauer Paul Belsito Craig Blais Maurice Boisvert Pamela Boisvert Wayne Canty Frank Carroll Brigita Clementi Emily Collins Mary Cooper Justine DeNorscia Melanie Donegan Carolyn Fitzpatrick Lee Gaudette Diane Giampa Jane Grant
Derek Grillo Margaret Guzman Maryanne Hammond Bob Hennigan Stasia B. Hovenesian Kallin Johnson Lee Joseph Mike Keane Paul Kelly Allen Krause Debra Lamarche John Lawrence Scott Letendre Andrea Little Susan Mailman Audrey Marcy Lorie Martiska Kate McEvoy Matt Mitchelle Cindy Monahan Kate Myshrall
AiVi Nguyen James D. O’Brien Jr. Esq Matthew Olds Kyla Pacheco Deborah Packard Donald Pegg Richard Porter Karen Rapp Michele Rickert Elizabeth Riley Thomas Ryan Beth Sannella Patricia Segerson Kellie Shea Michael Sleeper Jennifer Stanovich John Stimpson Ann Tripp Dolly Vazquez Sharon Woodbury
2018-2019 Internships Each year the theatre offers internship opportunities across various departments to engage high school and college students. The internship program gives students the chance to learn from our staff in a hands-on environment and engage with our patrons and community partners. We thank them for their excellent work. Emma Bain Casey Banville Ryan Beatty Jess Beyer Marlee Bobowiec Isabella Calandra Aaron Christo Anthony DeNorscia Grace Deschenes Paige Doku Natalie Dombrowski Connor Gale Adrienne Gantenberg Tim Halvorsen
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Ally Kinch Marena Koenka Jasmine Kophengnavong Kate Kruzick Amanda Lanza Elizabeth Leone Elizabeth Machado Tyler Nowakowski Lily Plummer Kelsie Roy Jill Smith Cameron Ward Abigail Williams
Taking it to the Street
“Bay State Savings Bank is proud to support the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District (BID). From the very beginning, we recognized the importance of improving our neighborhood and creating a thriving downtown. As a community bank, nothing is more important to us than COMMUNITY, and we can already see the positive impact that the BID is having. We are proud to be part of an exciting Theatre District, and are looking forward to working with the local property owners collectively as the city continues to grow.” -Peter Alden, President & CEO of Bay State Savings Bank
BID Ambassadors at work in the theatre district. Photo Bill Prescott.
Theatre District News The Hanover Theatre played a leading role in the creation of Worcester’s new Business Improvement District (BID), which was formally established by a City Council vote in November 2018. The BID is a special assessment district, financing supplemental services and enhancements above and beyond the basic services provided by the city of Worcester. Through a payment (in addition to annual property taxes), property owners within the district fund cleaning, beautification and safety services.
In partnership with the Worcester Business Development Corporation and the Theatre District Alliance, Troy Siebels, chair of the BID board of directors, played an active role in advocating for the district’s establishment. Evelyn Darling was hired as the BID’s new executive director in April 2019. In May, StreetPlus was brought on board to provide a team of ambassadors, whom you may have seen on the streets throughout the downtown area spray washing sidewalks, picking up litter, removing graffiti, and helping to make the area clean, safe and welcoming for patrons, visitors and residents.
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H. Carter Hunt Volunteer of the Year John Riccio This year’s Volunteer of the Year has a long history of volunteerism and service. In the late 1960s, John Riccio served as a VISTA volunteer for the Domestic Peace Corp during the Civil Rights Movement and never seemed to slow down. John’s career as an educator spanned 45 years and he dedicated 43 of them to the Worcester Public Schools as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He currently volunteers for many local organizations including: Worcester Historical Museum, Audio Journal, RSVP of Worcester, Schola Gregoriana, a variety of local community theatre groups, a movie extra whenever possible, as a board member for Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center and most notably for The Hanover Theatre in a variety of capacities.
Photo Lillian Irwin.
The theatre volunteers play an integral part with the front-of-house team during shows and performances, as well as leading historic and architectural tours and supporting the theatre’s administrative departments with ongoing clerical and management needs. Last year, 318 individual volunteers served 27,090 hours. Since 2008, The Hanover Theatre volunteers have donated over 256,213 hours of service to the theatre. At today’s Massachusetts volunteer equivalency rate that translates to over $7.6 million of in-kind services.
Theatre and performance have been a part of John’s life since elementary school. He began performing as a child in elementary school and had the opportunity to attend Broadway shows as a child. Even then he dreamed of being a theatre usher and continued to envy the ushers every time he attended a show in New York City. When John joined the corps of volunteer ushers with the theatre, he quickly became someone who willingly embraced whatever role he was assigned, from costumed ticket taker to decorating the theatre for the holidays, or from helping the administrative team to leading educational, historic and architectural tours.
In Memoriam We fondly remember the following volunteers for their generosity and commitment to the theatre. They will be remembered and deeply missed by their friends and patrons at The Hanover Theatre. Carol Fauerbach began volunteering with the theatre in the fall of 2014 and was quickly recognized as a passionate individual with a caring personality and a generous heart. She would have been celebrating her fifth year.
The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Team Founder and Technical Consultant, Don Phipps Curator, Bruce Hager Resident Organist, Len Beyersdorfer Assistant Curator, John Phipps
Maureen Shaughnessy started in the 2008 inaugural season and was a dedicated and loving individual who enriched the lives of those around her. She contributed to The Hanover Theatre community in so many ways.
This team provides exemplary service in maintaining the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, our treasured musical instrument. Organist Len Beyersdorfer shares his talent during pre-show concerts and theatre tours. Don Phipps, Bruce Hager and John Phipps take excellent care of the organ, so it always sounds its best, especially during our silent movies and our annual production of A Christmas Carol.
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5,000+ Hours Bernard Kobel*^ 3,500+ Hours Robert Breault*^ Bob Frankel^ 3,000+ Hours Mildred Anderson*^ Rosie Turner*^ 2,500+ Hours Judith Uthoff *^^ 2,000+ Hours Maryellen Anderson^ Richard Hedin^ Janet Krause^ Lisa Murrman^ 1,500+ Hours Dick Adams*^ Linda Adams*^ Cliff Anderson^ Charlene Baron*^ Pat Belsito^ Beverly Bombard^ Karen Cavan James Conrad^ Janice Conrad^ Kay Drumheller Irene Dube^ Sue Foley Donna Henry^ Nan Johnson Fran Langille^ Edmond Leboeuf^ Paul Meleski^ Dick Perry Joyce Power^ Judith Reilly^ Diane Steere^ Helen Stockdale^ Tim Veilleux*^ 1,000+ Hours Joan Austin^ Angela Casey^ Linda Connor^ Fred Connor^ Darlene Cournoyer-Orrell^ Patti Cummings^ Pat Davidson Eileen Desautels^ Dianne Desrosiers^ Mary Doane^ Emily Eaton Cathy Gleason^ Ernie Gozdur Cathleen Holmberg^ Janice Jose^ Donna Kosakowski^ Beth LoConto^ Renee Peace^ Joanne Petmezis^ Paula Police^ Terry Pratt^
John Riccio^ Kathryn Rodriguez^ Ellen Savickas^ Sue Shimeall^ Jacqueline Simoes^ Linda Sprague^ Marshall Tate* Allyn Taylor^ Stacey Tomasetti^ Ray Tremblay^ Ray Trifone*^ 750+ Hours Anne Ancona Jane Benoit Maureen Binienda^ Brian Brophy Steve Brophy Ann Cappabianca Elizabeth Casello-Searl Tommy Catacchio Margot Crawford Joan Foley Gayle Francis Carol Hansen Maureen Hardy Sally Hodgerney Carol Jewers Claire Krukonis John Krukonis Mike Kynch^ John Ladroga^ Linda Ladroga^ Bob Locke^ Barbara Luby Ken Lundquist^ Mary Marcinkus Kevin McCauley Denise McGrath Phyllis Monahan Mary Ellen Moore^ Dawn Moreau^ Zinta Moskalew^ Michael Oates Lucinda Oates Helen Panagiotopoulos Lorraine Parretti-Crete Deborah Peris^ Beth Plante^ Mary Poirier Jodi Porter^ Helen Quist Anne Reynolds Dorene Robinson Judith Rothbard Tate Meridith Singleton Peggy Sue Supernor Sandi Theros Wendy Thomas Victor Tolis Debbie Tyborowski^ Kathy Vignaly Gordon Wallat Claire Weiss Nancy White^
500+ Hours Sofia Apostol Patricia Ascione Joanne Bernier Kristen Boosahada Suzanne Cleary Linda Dattis Suzette Dowd David Faneuf Carol Fauerbach Elaine Fortney Antonella Fox Linda Friberg Carmel Gurrucharri Patricia Hackett Donna Harrington Diane Irvine Hillary Jacobson Charlene Lachapelle Karen Lacroix Dianna Lewis Dorothy Lucier Sharon MacDonald Patricia Mahan Mary Malone Margaret Naylor Jim Niedzolkowski Barbara Roach Kyes Marguerite Rooney Gina Saucier Dale Stafford Nancy Tauras Mary Teixeira Mary Anne Ware Jean Weston Susan Wood 250+ Hours Susan Berry Carol Bishop Linda Boll Phyllis Buck Kathryn Close Michael Comer Jim Crowley Sharon DeBonis Sheila Donahue Diane Engle John Engle Elizabeth Foley Vicki Freilich Deborah Gradowski Donald Harbert Robert Harrington Diane Hoff Laura Jonaitis Joyce Kingsbury Debra Korman Coughlin Laura Lori Lauria Pauline LeCour Margaret Lock Marilyn Mason Carolyn May Joan Mazeika George Mercier Anne Morris
Patrick Morris Donna Pickett Mary Pierangeli Beth Sannella Ellen Santimaw Bill Sarkisian Andrea Sheridan Joyce St. Germain Bridie Sullivan Cecelia Thurber France Turgeon Elaine Warren Maureen Westerman Under 250 Hours Barry Alman Jennifer Antkowiak Jeanne Avallone Mary Barakat Gail Bergeron John Bibinski Marilyn Bieksha Karl Bjork Laurie Boucher David Boucher Suzanne Cabral John Caron Jane Champagne Irene Chiarvalloti Mary Beth Christian Alison Cohen Charles Cooper Stephen Cope Geri Cope Barry Davenport Suzanne Dec Kathy Delaney Deborah Deyoung Charles Dodd Patricia Donovan Robert Doray Penny Doucette Daniel Ekberg Susanne Ekberg Dolores Farrell JoAnne Ferguson Yvelle Fleury Kerrie Flynn Alice Foster Nancy Franchi Jean Frazier Jason Freilich Kathryn Fryer Jacqueline Gates Vito Giacalone Jeanne Gohary Rachal Goldstein Amy Grandone Patricia Grigas Cynthia Hanslik Marie Haynes Abigail Holmes Helene Holmes Bunny Hurley Tom Jarmas Joanne Johnson Scott Johnson
Carol Jones Kelly Keevan Patricia Kennedy Martha Kinback Felice Kleya Sara Kreisel Pat L’Heureux Linda LaBrie Elizabeth Larkin Marilyn Leary Timothy Lee Kathi Lewando Sara Lohnes Luann Loughlin Gretchen MacDougall Bernadette Marso Elaine Martel Margot Matthews Arlene Maurello Bob McAnulty Myra McAnulty Rosemary McCarthy Daniel McHugh David McRae Mary Jean Meola James Messier Christopher Mudd David Murray Marcela Musgrove Anette Mysliwiec Bruce Neuwirth Nancy Neuwirth Sharon Nocera Darlene Orne Janet Paradis Maria Piscitelli-Durant Carol Plotczyk Magda Polack Janet Price Deb Richards Audrey Richardson Annette Roberts Carol Robinson Kristine Rubino Jane Shropshire Rachel Shugrue Brigitte Sterf Ann Sullivan Kevin Szeredy Lorraine Taylor Pauline Tranter Angelina Treska Laura Wachs Kathryn Ward Arlene Wattu Michael Wilder Joanne Wilder Abigail Wilfong Michele Wilson Brian Yankee * Previous H. Carter Hunt Volunteer of the Year ^ 10+ year volunteer
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Our Volunteers and Hours Served
Leadership and Devotion
As leadership donors of the theatre, Franklin Square Society (FSS) members provide a strong foundation of support for the theatre’s day to day operation. In addition, many of our FSS members also support the Theatre District Campaign as well as our Access to the Arts fund that provide funding for organizational growth, broader reach and educational opportunities for the community. We are truly grateful for their devotion and are thrilled to welcome 27 new FSS members this past year. Encore Circle Subscribers Mary C. DeFeudis The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation Donald & Polly Phipps Celebrity Circle Broadway Subscribers Wayne Canty, Heat Trace Products, LLC National Grid Worcester Business Development Corporation Celebrity Circle Members Commerce Bank, a Division of Berkshire Bank Arthur M. & Martha R. Pappas Foundation Marc & Miriam Rogers-Montalvo Amy & Edward Russo* All Access Club Abbvie Steve Buchalter, Enterprise Cleaning & Restoration CinchIT, Inc Jennifer & Michael Dowdle Fallon Health The Hanover Insurance Group Corporation National Grid Worcester Business Development Corporation Worcester Telegram & Gazette Director Circle Broadway Subscribers 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 Digital Federal Credit Union The Fisher Family Allen Fletcher Drs. Ivan & Noreen Green Steve & Lee Joseph Judith Ann & Edward J. Keegan III Robert & Myra McAnulty* Mirick O'Connell Ronn & Holly Moody Vincent & Denise Osterman, E. Osterman Gas Service Ken & Karen Rapp John & Ellen Savickas* Raymond Trifone United Lens Company, Inc. Kim & Adrian VanderSpek Webster Five
Director Circle Members 7 Hills Property Management, a division of Baystate Investment Fund, LLC Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co Amica Insurance Avidia Bank Bank of America Karin Branscombe Henry & Pamela Camosse Capital Advisors, LLC Frank Carroll & Family Mary Frances & John Coakley AC Hotel by Marriott/Colwen Hotels Commonwealth Electrical Technologies LLC Country Bank Warner S. & Mary F. Fletcher Harvard Pilgrim Health Care IC Federal Credit Union The Little Gym of West Boylston Oriol Health Care* Polar Beverages Joanne Prizio Rand-Whitney Container LLC Sellia Group Struck Catering Worcester State University Producer Circle Broadway Subscribers A. Arsenault & Sons, Inc. Mark Aaronson Kristen Albright AllCom Credit Union Barry & Jean Alman* Derrick & Kimberly Anderson* Brent & Katrinka Arthaud* David & Linda Ayers Paul & Jane Baker Laurian Banciulescu & Matthew Kamins Jeff & Tracy Barlok Brian & Janet Barlow Jack & Susan Bassick Dr. Steven J. Beckman & Family Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Bender* Dr. Charles & Janet Birbara Maurice & Pamela Boisvert Kenneth & Patricia Boivin Tim & Kate Breen Drs. Richard & Peni Callahan Thomas & Candy Cashman* Barbara & Richard Cerny Carol & David Chester Brenda & Vinny Cloutier Lisa Condit*
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Mary & Hannah Cooper* Richard & Ann Marie Cravedi Kerry & Cheryl Daigle* Paul & Sandra Demoga* Justine & Kevin DeNorscia Joseph & Linda DePasquale Donald & Melanie Donegan* Steven & Peggy Dorval John Doubleday* William & Linda Durgin Richard & Deborah Emmons Annette & Mark Farley Dr. Marianne Felice Andy, Carolyn, Owen & Evan Fitzpatrick Ann L. Flynn Mary & Noelle Fura Lee & Dina Gaudette* William & Patricia Giannopoulos Njeri Gichohi Marty Green & Maura Mahoney Honorable Mel L. Greenberg, Ret & Joyce M. Greenberg Raymond & Donna Griffin Dr. Abraham & Linda Haddad Maryanne and Paul Hammond Barbara Hanc & Karen Ryberg* Don & Peg Harbert John & Melissa Harris* Rebecca Harvey Donna & Andrew Hebb Charles Henneberry Sr. Bob & Lynn Hennigan Christine & Bill Herbert Stasia B. Hovenesian Drs. Richard & Sheryl Irwin Ian & Maureen Johnson Kallin & Linda Johnson Dr. Diane Karalekas & Dean Alexandrou Paul & Carol Kelleher David Kelly Helen Koskinas Harry P. & Sharon Kotseas Suzanne & Kevin Kozak* Sharon & Allen Krause Mrs. Donna Kulas Debra, Dennis & Heather Lamarche* Henry & Holly LaMountain* John & Kathy Lauring Richard & Tracey Lavey Stanley & Debi Levenson* Bruce & Andrea Little John & Susan LoVerso Thomas Lowe & Jane Pond
Producer Circle Members Alphagraphics* Anna Maria College Ascension Financial Solutions Atlantic Vision, Inc. Atlas Distributing* Richard & Sharon Avis Thomas & Lynora Bartholomew The Belsito Family Len & Maria Beyersdorfer Maureen Binienda* Bowditch & Dewey, LLP Paul & Sarah Buckingham, III John & Dawn Budd Jeff Burk & Dale LePage Donna Burns George & Alta-Mae Butler Lisa Carroll James & Stella Chacharone John & Brigita Clementi Jeanne Y. Curtis Charitable Trust Melvin Cutler Michael Czech & Silvia Corvera-Behar John & Janine Diliberto Maureen & Richard Dodakian Peter and Betty Jo Dowd Jason & Chelsea Eastty* Kathleen Ebbeling Chip Emerson Fred & Patty Eppinger Erb Photography Jeanne & John Esler Michael & Trisha Fitzgerald Susan & Jay Foley, Foley, Inc. Sheryl Fox Richard & Joan Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Freitas Mark & Jan Fuller Lisa Kirby Gibbs The Grenon Family Ms. Jane Guthro Bruce Hager* Hilton Garden Inn Siobhan Hullinger William & Patricia Iandoli*
Howard & Frances Jacobson James & Nancy Javaras Charlie & Carolyn Kretz Linda S. & Alan J. Larrivee* Susan & Richard Leahy Stephen & Valerie Loring Dorothy Lurier Claude & Lynn Maillet Pam Massad Jean McDonough Richard & Natasha Miller Ken & Erin Nosek James D. O'Brien Jr. Esq* Brendan & Claire O'Connor Donna & Phil O'Toole Peppers Artful Events R. Norman Peters Stephen & Cynthia Pitcher Greg Polito, J. Polito Realty Quality Beverages Debra L. & Arthur J. Remillard III Mary & William Ritter Ruth Rubin Thomas & Patricia Ryan Scumaci Family Seaman Engineering Corporation J. Robert Seder The Shanklin Family Dr. Jang Singh John & Suzanne Stagias Carolyn & John Stimpson Sunshine Sign Company, Inc. Tiffany & Co. E. Paul & Kathleen Tinsley Donna Truex Michael & Dorothy Tsotsis Ms. Jennifer Vinciulla Ron & Marsha Wagner Mark Waitkus Patty & Daniel Walton* Charles & Margorie Wilson Sharon & Peter Woodbury* Linda & Fred Wozniak *Sustainer Member
In Memoriam We fondly remember the following individuals for their generosity and commitment to the theatre. They will both be remembered and deeply missed by their friends at The Hanover Theatre. David “Duddie” Massad was an early corporate supporter of the theatre through his former role as chairman of Commerce Bank. His significant sponsorship support helped to underwrite the theatre’s annual production of The Nutcracker among other Broadway shows and concerts. Duddie was a warm and generous man who loved the city of Worcester and took special delight in providing theatre tickets to individuals in the community to enjoy a special night out on the town. Elizabeth “Betty” Baldarelli loved live theatre and when The Hanover Theatre became a reality, she lost no time in joining the Franklin Square Society. She loved being a subscriber and delighted in inviting friends to join her for performances at the theatre.
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Franklin Square Society
Carole Lyman* Helder & Maggie Machado, Machado Consulting Gloria & John Mackoul Edward & Margaret Madaus* Michael & Audrey Marcy Carolann McAdam* Lisa & Neil McDonough Ward & Carolynn McLaughlin* Jack & Cynthia Monahan Margaret Naylor & Robert Condon Lisa & Nick Nevin* Matthew Olds & Michael Berthiaume* Michael Pagano Donald & Susan Pegg* Robert & Nancy Phipps* Premier Optical Buz & Nancy Reusch* Robin Rhodes* Peter & Patti Rugg Beth Sannella John & Ann Savageau Patricia Segerson Karon & Kellie Shea* William & Carol Shemeth Sue Shimeall Michael & Carol Sleeper Dale Stafford & Maureen Hardy Dr. Daniel & Deborah Steigman Stephanie & Michael Stevens John & Lynn Sullivan Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Agencies Michael & Jennifer Tarka* Francis J. & Karen Tighe* Michael & Andrea Urban Jody & Charlie Valade Herb & Jean Varnum Anthony Vigliotti* James & Tracy V. Wells Jerry & Demmie Wells Todd H. Wetzel Jennifer Whelan Susan & David Woodbury Worcester Fitness*
The following charts are combined statements of financial position and activities of Worcester Center for Performing Arts, Inc. d/b/a The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts and affiliates for the years 2017-2019 ending June 30.
BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY Cash & cash equivalents AR & prepaid expenses Other non-current assets Fixed assets
2019 $2,884,951 $753, 018 $150,536 $12,684,014
2018 $3,390,981 $1,163,333 $216,649 $13,069,483
2017 2018-2019 EXPENSES $3,337,466 $573,065 F undrais ing $ 81,355 F acilites $83,417 $12,936,285 $722,260
TOTAL ASSETS $ 16,472,519 $17,840,446 $16,928,171 Accounts payable $ 93,293 $123,279 $655,637 Advance ticket sales $2,244,360 $2,199,267 $2,427,134 Lines of credit and notes payable $1,781,653 $4,560,150 $4,325,805
___________________________________________________________________ TOTAL LIABILITIES Net assets
$7,408,576 Adminis trative $9,519,595
___________________________________________________________________ TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
E vent expens e $5,946,183
2018-2019 E xpens es
OPERATING ACTIVITIES 2019 2018 2017 Ticket sales & fees $7,495,052 $7,662,935 $7,921,063 Ancillary income $882,225 $901,313 $1,045,096 Sponsorship $107,000 $79,228 $95,500 Conservatory tuition $529,792 $485,588 $124,930 Temp restricted releases $158,243 $218,562 $38,450 __________________________________________________________________________ Total event income $9,172,312 $9,347,625 $9,225,039 __________________________________________________________________________ Performers & event personnel $4,379,390 $4,923,062 $4,631,597 Production $404,884 $364,171 $266,208 Advertising $916,089 $956,826 $817,734 Co-promoter share $245,820 $69,738 $264,068 __________________________________________________________________________ Total event expense $5,946,183 $6,313,797 $5,979,607 __________________________________________________________________________ NET EVENT INCOME $3,226,129 $3,033,828 $3,245,433 Franklin Square Society $394,019 $401,087 $401,323 Memberships $111,949 $120,880 $150,649 Other private support $204,692 $180,868 $45,663 Earned income $391,876 $218,753 $224,561 __________________________________________________________________________ OPERATING INCOME $1,102,536 $921,588 $822,195 __________________________________________________________________________ Salaried employees $2,449,827 $2,259,641 $1,934,131 Contract employees $151,665 $172,401 $180,174 Administrative $355,871 $384,861 $346,331 Marketing & PR $239,142 $238,721 $266,302 Development $83,417 $44,343 $60,178 Operations $298,232 $316,215 $330,387 Facilities $518,155 $489,512 $395,986 Rent/debt service $204,105 $273,325 $161,364 __________________________________________________________________________ OPERATING EXPENSE $4,300,414 $4,179,020 $3,674,853 __________________________________________________________________________ NET INCOME $28,250 $-223,603 $392,776 __________________________________________________________________________
Reserve contributions/ Worcester Center for Performing Arts is a registered notinter-company adjustment $0 $-98,725 $300,000 for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which owns and operates __________________________________________________________________________ The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing NET INCOME AFTER RESERVES $28,250 $-124,878 $92,776 Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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Board of Directors Chair Marianne E. Felice, MD Chair Emeritis of Pediatrics University of Massachusetts Medical School Vice Chair Steven G. Joseph Senior Vice President IDI Business Operations, Unum Treasurer Charles R. Valade Retired Executive Vice President United Bank Secretary Kristen Albright Community Volunteer Marie A. Angelini, Esq. Tracy Barlok Vice President, Advancement College of the Holy Cross Thomas Bartholomew* President & CEO, Bartholomew & Company Maureen F. Binienda Superintendent, Worcester Public Schools Lisa M. Carroll President, Small Business Service Bureau Vice President, Carroll Enterprises Tarek Elsawy, MD President & CEO, Reliant Medical Group Joseph Freitas Senior Vice President Business Performance Financial Planning & Analysis The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Ivan R. Green, MD Linda S. Larrivee, PhD Dean of the School of Education Health and Natural Sciences Worcester State University Richard W. Lavey President, Personal Lines & Chief Marketing Officer The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
Helder Machado Owner, Machado Consulting Pamela A. Massad, Esq. Fletcher Tilton PC Lisa McDonough Community Volunteer Michael V. O’Brien Executive Vice President, WinnCompanies R. Norman Peters, Esq. Peters & Sowyrda Mary C. Ritter Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Fallon Health Edward Russo* Owner, Lock 50 & Russo Italian Restaurant Ellen Savickas Theatre Usher & Community Volunteer Troy Siebels President & CEO The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts Carolyn J. Stempler Owner, Carolyn & June Designs Thomas J. Sullivan Partner, Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Agencies Tracy Wells* Commercial Lines Underwriting Officer Northeast Region The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Honorary Director Mary C. DeFeudis Benefactor Founders Edward P. Madaus Executive Director, Guild of St. Agnes Paul J. Demoga, Esq. Wolfson, Keenan, Cotton & Meagher *Joined the Board of Directors during 2019. List represents the 2018-2019 BOD.
Staff Box Office Director of Ticketing Genevieve Shappell Assistant Box Office Manager Brendan Donnellan FSS Ticketing Manager Nadia Naco Box Office Associates Mildred Anderson Naya Byfield Julie Carlson Anna MacInnis Jean O’Halloran Sonya Richards Development Director of Development Nel Lazour Development Associate Veronica Bailey Development Officer Betty Blute Education Director of Education Meghan Montaner Director of Dance Jennifer Agbay Conservatory Business Strategist Kelly Rourke Outreach Programs Coord. Sharon Hart Administrative Assistant Christine Gemme Executive Office President & CEO Troy Siebels General Manager R. Glen Grusmark Executive Assistant Amanda Bohart Facilities Facilities Manager Bob Krafve Facilities Associates Gus Arsenault Francesca Cormier Bill Powers Matt Ricard
Finance and Human Resources Director of Finance & HR Janine Diliberto Assoc. Director of Finance & HR Gerry Baeder Finance & HR Assistant Veronica Villacis Marketing & Public Relations Director of Marketing & PR Lisa K. Condit Senior Sales Manager Diane Pieciak Design Manager Monica Wagner Elefterion Advertising & Subscription Coord. Lillian Irwin Digital Media Assistant Harmony Wheeler Group Sales Brand Ambassador Amy Osborn Brand Ambassadors Marena Koenka Daniella Marie Rick McGrail Maureen Tobin Operations Director of Operations David MacArthur Jr. Assist. Operations Manager Savannah Plante House Managers Pete Belsito Elizabeth LoConto Ellen Santimaw Mark Steina FSS Salon Maître D’s Sue Shimeall Ray Trifone Production Production Manager Jon Rosbrook Lighting Designer Brenda Shepard House Sound/Audio Engineer Nick Joyce Stage Crew IATSE Local 96 Staff list current as of Oct 2019.
All lists contained within represent activity between July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, unless indicated otherwise. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these lists. If we have made an error please contact us at 508.471.1772 or membership@thehanovertheatre org.
In Memoriam Carolyn Ambrose, a colleague and dear friend, was a valued member of the theatre’s development team from 2010-2017. Her creativity, enthusiasm and sunny personality are deeply missed by her former colleagues as well as the many donors and volunteers she warmly touched during her time at the theatre. Carolyn was special in her love and enthusiasm for life. She knew how to be a good friend, brighten up a room with her warm smile, make you laugh, and truly understood what made for a full and rich life. Her spirit will live on in the halls of this magnificent historic theatre. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2019 Report to the Community • 23
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