The Show Must Go On 2021 Report to the Community The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2021 Report to the Community • 1
OUR MISSION To ignite and nurture a passion for the performing arts in audiences and artists of today and tomorrow. OUR VISION To be a dynamic downtown destination where all people can experience the transformative power of the performing arts.
Welcome Back Dear friends, In July 2020, The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory was still reeling from the aftermath of a complete shutdown and the cancellation of all in-person activities just three months earlier. But already, our team of artists, educators and administrators was doing what the cultural sector does best: finding creative new ways to serve our community and, in the process, discovering unexpected opportunities to broaden our reach and deepen our impact. In the following pages we celebrate the ingenuity and dedication of our team and the unprecedented community support that enabled The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory to navigate a year none of us could have imagined.
Troy Siebels and Steve Joseph. ®Erb Photogrpahy
During the past year, we embraced an expanded vision of “performance” that included streamed productions, film, radio plays, Shakespeare on Zoom and outdoor theatre—all firsts that enabled us to stay connected with the community and introduced us to new audiences. We knew that simply canceling engagement programs that serve more than 16,000 students annually was not an option, and the tremendous response to our virtual Student Matinee program and online conservatory classes underscored the vital role we play in making the arts accessible to young people. We also learned that, like organizations across the country, we had work to do if we were truly committed to a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. This year we launched an organization-wide effort to ensure that these values inform every facet of our mission, from our hiring policies to our external communications to our fundraising practices. This work is ongoing as we strive to make The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory a destination where all feel invited, welcomed and valued. Most of all, 2021 was a powerful reminder that we would not be here without the generous individuals, organizations and businesses that have made our work possible since the beginning. From fiscal year 2019 (our last full pre-pandemic year) to fiscal year 2021, our earned revenue dropped by $8.7 million dollars - a catastrophic shortfall. But led by the C. Jean and Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation, which provided extraordinary support to so many organizations in and around Worcester, our community stepped in and contributed a total of $1.6 million to our Resiliency Fund, enabling us to be responsive to our audience and innovative with our programming. We are especially proud that, apart from a six-week furlough in July-August 2020, we were able to keep our staff employed on a part-time basis throughout the pandemic. As of May 2021, all staff who were previously working reduced hours have returned to full-time schedules. We hope that this report will highlight aspects of our work that may be unfamiliar and give you a new understanding of our vision for the performing arts in Worcester. As you read, keep in mind that your generosity has played a direct role in every story and in every example of the transformative power of the arts. Thank you for your friendship and support. Sincerely yours,
Steve Joseph Chair of the Board
Troy Siebels President & CEO
Worcester Center for Performing Arts is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Cover images: Worc at Play actors, ®UnityMike. Overlay of the set of Edgar Allen Poe Double Header ®Erb Photography. YSP cast of Getting to Know...Oklahoma!. ®Erb Photography. Opposite page, the theatre ®UnityMike.
Producing Moments of Inspiration
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The WYSH (Worcester Youth Speak Honestly) Project, a diverse group of young people in Worcester, created a devised theater piece last year. Calling upon moments from their own life experiences, the young people asked questions like, “where/who/what am I from?” and “what does a better world look like?”. Using inspiration from music, poetry and theatre, the performances highlighted their individual stories as well as the commonalities among them. During a 10-week program, eleven students in the WYSH Project worked with facilitators Sharon Hart and Trinidad Ramkissoon to create and perform an original piece of theatre at the BrickBox Theater. The shows, free to the public, included a talk-back with the actors and facilitators after each performance. This program was supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
WYSH students in rehearsal.
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Dante Gentile performs the role of Andrew Carnes, alongside his castmates, in Getting to Know...Oklahoma!. ®Erb Photography.
Inspiring Performances in a Year of Cancellations When the pandemic first hit, our conservatory and education staff immediately pivoted to online programming so that students could stay connected at a time when they were feeling totally isolated. By fall 2020, we were all eager to get back into the studio and on stage. Meghan Montaner, President of our Conservatory and Education Division reflected, “It was so important that our students didn’t lose a full year of performing. We thought about all the moments they were missing because of the pandemic. Artists grow out of moments of inspiration. In every class, every performance, there is someone who realizes that the performing arts is their calling. We were not about to cancel those important moments.” Enrollment was strong in the fall of 2020, with many students seeking to replace canceled school programs. Our Youth Acting Company (YAC) doubled in size in only its second year, and with vaccines still out of reach, we got creative and produced a radio play by Agatha Christie, with the cast rehearsing on Zoom and in person. Recordings were done from home and in the theatre before being broadcast on WICN over Halloween weekend. Our young actors were thrilled to find a new “world stage” through radio. Student Eli Plummer recounted, “Having access to The Hanover Theatre Conservatory during the pandemic kept me going. It kept my dream of performing alive and I couldn’t be more thankful.” Eli is now a freshman at Point Park University, studying Theatre Arts.
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November brought some heartache for our ballet students who had been looking forward to performing in our recently redesigned production of The Nutcracker. But instead of cancelling altogether, we created and filmed a simplified production with our Youth Ballet Company (YBC) and every student in our ballet program. While we missed having professional dancers in the leading roles, their absence created wonderful opportunities for our pre-professional dancers. Our alternative Nutcracker was broadcast on Vimeo before the holiday break and received wonderful feedback, including this from a parent of a young dancer: “Thank you for doing this for all the kids, I didn’t think my daughter would be able to participate in something like this at all this year. I am in tears!” Later in the winter, our YAC students were busy producing an online version of Julius Caesar performed on Zoom. YAC member Dylan Morin told us, “That show and the director made me fall in love with Shakespeare and is the reason why I am continuing to study Shakespeare and his works in college.” Dylan is now studying acting at Hofstra University. In March, our YBC students performed The Stories of Peter & the Wolf and Hansel & Gretel, a production that was filmed and offered to schools as part of our Virtual Student Matinee Series. A group our of dancers also competed in the Youth America Grand Prix International Ballet Competition that month, THT’s very first public event since March 2020. Four of our students placed in the top 12 in their categories and our YBC ensemble placed third overall, qualifying them to go on to nationals.
The spring brought a welcome flood of conservatory performances including our annual Student Choreography Concert, our year-end Spring Reflection, and two voice recitals. We capped off the school year with a YAC production of Urinetown, the first live musical in Worcester in more than a year, in three sold-out performances at the new BrickBox. “Putting on a full live, in-person show like Urinetown, I had forgot what it was like to be a scene partner and a theatrical actor. It brought an essential piece of me back that I had started to lose,” recalls Luke Capello, another YAC member who has gone on to pursue acting at Boston University. The summer began to feel almost normal with our studios and stages buzzing once again. We launched The WYSH (Worcester Youth Speak Honestly) Project, which provided a devised theatre workshop for 11 Worcester youth. Over the course of several weeks, these incredible young people created an original and inspiring theatre piece based on their life experiences growing up in the city. We also offered a 12-week summer session in addition to our multi-week summer camps that served more than 150 area students. Our musical theatre intensives performed Oklahoma! with three different casts. Jada Murphy, who performed the role of Ado Annie, shared, “I was able to find an artist inside me that I didn’t even know was there. I’ve made countless connections with other students and everyone is so motivated! This program was everything I needed and more!” Jada is now pursuing Theatre Performance at Emerson College. Note: All performances required students to be masked or fully vaccinated (once available). Strict cleaning, safety, and contact tracing protocols were used.
Fayelinn Poplawski prepares backstage for YAGP 2021.
YSP Session II - Luke Capello and Samanth Madigan perform the roles of Curly and Laurey in Oklahoma!. ®UnityMike.
YAC performs Urinetown in the BrickBox Theater. ®Erb Photography.
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Serving the Worcester Public Schools
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Free Online Classes In fall 2020, we were selected as one of 10 cultural institutions in the city of Worcester to provide online extracurricular activities for WPS students. Funded by the school district, 100 WPS students, ages 5 to 17, registered in their choice of five conservatory classes held on Zoom. These classes included Folk & Fairytale (Grades K-3), Creative Movement (Grades K-3), Creative Drama (Grades 4-8), Musical Theatre Dance (Grades 6-12) and Teen Acting (Grades 9-12). 97% of students had never participated in a conservatory class before and we had a wait list of 220 students. WPS Children’s Musical Theatre Summer Intensive In partnership with WPS, we offered a free one-week summer camp for WPS elementary aged children. 20 students participated and attended daily classes in music, drama and dance while preparing for a showcase for their families at the end of the week.
Summer children’s program 2021.
A Year In Numbers
50,000 Dollars in Conservatory Scholarships 15,000 Students accessed our Virtual Student Matinees 10,000 Hours of Zoom instruction by September 2020 500 Conservatory families served 107 course offerings in the 2020-2021 school year 100 Worcester Public School students served through free online classes 21 Graduating seniors in the conservatory 20 Worcester Public School students served through a new, free s 19 Internships 12 Adults with disabilities attended Creative Mov 11 Worcester youth shared their life exper 10 Conservatory shows produced 9 Online Acting Workshops 8 Virtual Student M 7 Weeks of 6 Su
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1 Incredibly Creative Year!
YSP Musical Theatre Intensives performed Oklahoma! with three different casts. ®UnityMike. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2021 Report to the Community • 11
Inspiring Performances in a Year of Cancellations The Hanover Theatre’s 2020-2021 season was, literally, unprecedented. With our mainstage theatre closed and the touring sector shut down, we were faced with the possibility of an entire season without performances. But thanks to the creativity and dedication of our team, we delivered a season of firsts: our first streaming productions, the debut of THT Rep, an entirely Virtual Student Matinee program,and provided a venue for the cultural and civic partners that add so much to our community. Following is a list of live and streamed events produced last season.
Live events Jazz at Sunset featuring Grace Kelly, presented by WICN and Downtown Worcester BID, September 20, 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Double Header, October 1-4, 8, 10, 15-18, 22-25, 2020 A Christmas Carol Reimagined: Film Screening, December 12,15-22, 2020, sponsored by Assumption University, Bartholomew & Company, Cornerstone Bank, Country Bank, The Club at Rockland Trust, Worcester Academy and Worcester State University Comedian V. Spoken Word: The Theme is Love, presented by Music Mania TV, February 20, 2021 Youth America Grand Prix, March 19-20, 2021 Miss Worcester County Scholarship Competition - A Preliminary to the Miss Massachusetts Competition, May 1, 2021 THTC Student Choreography & Variations Showcase, May 8, 2021 Jo Ann Warren Studio presents SHINE, May 16, 2021 THTC Spring Reflection, May 23, 2021 THTC Voice Recital, June 11, 2021 Charlotte Klein Dance Center Recitals Worcester/Westborough, June 12-13, 2021 The Niceties, presented by Worcester County Light Opera, June 18-20, 2021 Urinetown, presented by THTC Youth Acting Company, June 25-27, 2021 THTC’s Children’s Musical Theatre Showcase, July 2, 16, 2021 WYSH Project 2021, July 9-10, 2021 Oklahoma! presented by THTC’s Teen Youth Summer Program, July 23-24, August 13-14, 2021 Getting to Know…Oklahoma! presented by THTC’s Pre-Teen Youth Summer Program, August 7, 2021 Virtual public events Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Studio, presented by THTC Youth Acting Company on WICN, October 31, 2020 A Christmas Carol Reimagined: Video On Demand, December 11, 2020 The Nutcracker, presented by THTC on Vimeo, December 19, 2020 Julius Caesar, presented by THTC Youth Acting Company on Zoom, February 21, 2021 Virtual Student Matinees Edgar Allan Poe Double Header A Christmas Carol Reimagined, sponsored by Unibank Hip Hop Nutcracker, sponsored by Berkshire Bank Anne of Green Gables, sponsored by Berkshire Bank Chicken Dance the Musical, sponsored by Price Chopper From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, sponsored by Unibank The Monster Who Ate My Peas, sponsored by Reliant Medical Group The Stories of Peter and the Wolf & Hansel and Gretel, sponsored by FLEXcon
A Christmas Carol Reimagined >> As the shutdown continued through the end of 2020, we decided to follow up on the success of Edgar Allan Poe Double Header with A Christmas Carol Reimagined, an adaption of our beloved annual production that would showcase the new BrickBox and could be filmed for digital streaming. In a departure from our lavish and colorful mainstage version, A Christmas Carol Reimagined featured a small group of actors exploring the dark stage of a theater that has been shuttered due to a pandemic, discovering forgotten treasures and using what they find to bring Scrooge’s story to life in a whole new way. It was, in the words of Troy Siebels, “a way to maintain our tradition of bringing this story to audiences at a time when it felt particularly urgent, and in a way that felt exactly right for the time.” 12 • The Show Must Go On • TheHanoverTheatre.org
Mark Linehan as The Ghost of Marley in A Christmas Carol Reimagined. ®Mike Gerulaitis. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2021 Report to the Community • 13
Finding Creative Opportunity in a Pandemic I joined the THT team a mere six months before The Shutdown. At the time, my charge was to assist Troy in opening the new BrickBox Theater. A glimmer in our eye – something two or three years down the road, at least – was for The Hanover Theatre to begin regularly creating professional theatrical productions, made in and for Worcester, and staged at the BrickBox. Enter the pandemic. COVID-19 demanded that we abandon our best laid plans and address one pressing question: How do we serve audiences when gathering for live events is the very thing we must avoid? If we could no longer present touring productions on our mainstage, could we create our own work for the BrickBox? Suddenly, the glimmer in our eye found itself on the frontburner, and The Hanover Theatre Repertory (THT Rep) was born. I pitched to Troy what ultimately became THT Rep’s first offering: The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header. Featuring The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado, this 60-minute solo show played in the BrickBox to private, socially distant audiences of 20 or fewer, seated cabaret-style at individual tables. Lo! Rather than throw up our sanitized hands, we had created a fun, inventive theatrical event under the auspices of our new brand, showcasing our new space! Nevertheless, the pandemic persisted. Our next creative pivot: reimagining our beloved mainstage production of A Christmas Carol as a pared-down streaming production filmed in the BrickBox (see also page 12). It was during final rehearsals for A Christmas Carol Reimagined that I floated my next idea to Troy: “Could THT Rep produce Julius Caesar on Worcester Common this summer?” To his great credit, Troy resisted what must have been a strong impulse to respond with an unequivocal “No”. But with our mainstage still shuttered, and with our homegrown productions of Poe and A Christmas Carol Reimagined having enjoyed tremendous popular response, we had definitive proof of concept. Beginning in January 2021, with THT Rep in its infancy and the pandemic at its height, we committed to undertaking our largest producing endeavor to date. Olivia D’Ambrosio Scanlon in The Tell-Tale Heart. ®Erb Photography. 14 • The Show Must Go On • TheHanoverTheatre.org
Shakespeare on Worcester Common Unlike our first two THT Rep productions, Julius Caesar was an all-hands creative venture that involved every part of our organization—and then some. We established a major partnership with the City of Worcester, which covered thousands of dollars in direct costs in addition to providing invaluable logistical and moral support. We collaborated with the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District to make Julius Caesar the centerpiece of a campaign celebrating downtown in the summer. We also ran one of the most successful grassroots fundraising campaigns in THT history: The Ides of March Match, which generated $150,000 from more than 300 donors, including 100 first-time donors. To engage our conservatory students, we created a Youth Acting Company production of Julius Caesar on Zoom. And to reflect onstage the diversity of our community, we launched Worc at Play, which offered four months of professional theatre training at no cost to six greater Worcester residents ages 18+, all of whom joined the cast of Caesar in ensemble roles. Meanwhile, professionals from Worcester, Boston and New York filled principal roles onstage and off, and we offered every seat at every performance free and open to the public as our thank you for the community’s extraordinary support during the pandemic. Poe, A Christmas Carol Reimagined and Julius Caesar proved what we already knew: that there is an eager audience for classic and contemporary theatre in central MA. Thanks to the success of our first THT Rep offerings and the enthusiastic response from our audience, we will mount new THT Rep productions in the BrickBox for the 2022-2023 season, while building our capacity to produce as well as present. It’s an exciting next chapter for our organization, one of which I’m honored, excited and humbled to be a part. Join us! - Olivia D’Ambrosio Scanlon
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Financials and Pandemic Impact
These 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 of 2019-2021 ending June 30.
BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY 2021 Cash & cash equivalents $8,480,064 Accounts receivable & prepaid expenses $270,651 Other non-current assets $28,991 Fixed assets $12,920,408
2020 $3,969,961 $360,174 $150,166 $13,369,212
2019 $2,884,951 $753, 018 $150,536 $12,684,014
$46,208 $2,676,741 $697,620 $3,082,035
$123,352 $2,661,021 $66,800 $3,331,506
$ 93,293 $2,244,360 $118,617 $1,781,653
___________________________________________________________________ TOTAL ASSETS Accounts payable Advance ticket sales Deferred revenue Lines of credit and notes payable
___________________________________________________________________ TOTAL LIABILITIES Net assets
___________________________________________________________________ TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
MEMBERSHIP & SUBSCRIPTIONS 2021 2020 2019 Franklin Square Society members 197 280 246 Broadway Series subscribers* 3,510 4,482 3,456 The Hanover Theatre member households** 1,071 965 4,448 Total theatre patron households 245,837 263,875 278,418 ATTENDANCE 2021 2020 2019 Performances 4,151 116,297 182,038 Lobby/function rentals ------- 5,015 15,990 Student matinees 14,583 10,668 16,676 Total attendance 18,734 131,980 214,704 Total attendance since grand opening 2,349,996 2,331,262 2,199,282 * Subscriber count does not include FLEX packages as they did not go on sale by end of FY21. ** Membership count prior to 2020 included subscriber households.
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OPERATING ACTIVITIES 2021 2020 2019 Ticket sales and fees $83,053 $5,243,470 $7,495,052 Ancillary income $88,383 $628,876 $882,225 Sponsorship $80,500 $106,000 $107,000 Conservatory tuition $544,655 $583,736 $529,792 Temp restricted releases 0 $157,785 $158,243 __________________________________________________________________________
Total event income $796,591 $6,719,867 $9,172,312 __________________________________________________________________________ Performers and event personnel $380,859 $3,362,531 $4,379,390 Production $48,805 $283,262 $404,884 Advertising $26,962 $774,031 $916,089 Co-promoter share ($53,237) $66,365 $245,820 __________________________________________________________________________ Total event expense $403,389 $4,486,190 $5,946,183 __________________________________________________________________________
NET EVENT INCOME $393,202 $2,233,677 $3,226,129 Individuals $445,061 $780,800 394,019 Corporations $197,121 $146,512 $111,949 Other private support $1,739,781 $63,669 $204,692 Earned income $42,271 $300,618 $391,876 __________________________________________________________________________
OPERATING INCOME $2,424,234 $1,291,599 $1,102,536 __________________________________________________________________________
Salaried employees $1,950,514 $2,559,499 $2,449,827 Contract employees $110,561 $155,807 $151,665 Administrative $91,834 $269,591 $355,871 Marketing & PR $100,300 $212,850 $239,142 Development $13,362 $39,173 $83,417 Operations $95,412 $329,171 $298,232 Facilities $549,712 $467,426 $518,155 Rent/debt service $136,024 $129,761 $204,105 __________________________________________________________________________
OPERATING EXPENSE $3,048,009 $4,190,278 $4,300,414 __________________________________________________________________________
NET INCOME ($230,573) ($665,278) $28,250 __________________________________________________________________________ Capital contribution released from restriction with donor permission $740,000 Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection program loan $677,200 Shuttered Venues Operators Grant $3,345,732 __________________________________________________________________________ NET INCOME AFTER RESERVES $3,792,359 $74,998 $28,250
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Foundation and Corporate Support
Corporate Donors and Members We are deeply grateful for the generous partnership of Worcester-area businesses and corporations. Their loyal support as donors and members during the pandemic has been a critical investment in the cultural life of our community and our ability to continue serving our audience. $10,000 and up Digital Federal Credit Union Bank of America The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 AbbVie National Grid Woo Sox Foundation Bollus Lynch $2,500 - $4,999 AdCare Educational Institute Avidia Bank R.E. Bidinger, DDS & J.M. Stiles, DMD CinchIT, Inc Fallon Health Lamoureux Pagano Associates The Little Gym of West Boylston Oriol Health Care Rand-Whitney Container LLC Saint Vincent Hospital Struck Catering-
FY21 Corporate Sponsors Corporate sponsors play a key role in making our mainstage performances and other sponsored activities possible through their highly visible financial support. Even while our mainstage was dark, the generosity of our FY21 corporate sponsors enabled us to present A Christmas Carol Reimagined, Edgar Allen Poe Double Header and virtual Student Matinees that reached more than 13,000 students across central MA and beyond. Assumption University Bartholomew & Company Inc Berkshire Bank Berry Group LLC Cornerstone Bank Country Bank FLEXcon Price Chopper Reliant Medical Group The Club at Rockland Trust UniBank Worcester Academy Worcester State University
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Institutional Supporters Foundations, trusts, and local, state and federal funding agencies provided extraordinary support in 2021 that offset earned revenue losses and allowed us to retain staff, develop virtual and hybrid programming, maintain our theatre, and make important infrastructure investments. Their support has been transformative and we gratefully acknowledge their thoughtful generosity. $1,000,000 and up C. Jean and Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation $100,000 - $999,999 The George I. Alden Trust Massachusetts Cultural Council $50,000 - $99,999 Greater Worcester Community Foundation Massachusetts Development Finance Agency The Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation $10,000 - $49,999 Beagary Charitable Trust The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation Hermann Foundation Arthur M. & Martha R. Pappas Foundation Rockwell Foundation Up to $9,999 J. Irving England & Jane L. England Charitable Trust Richard Eugene Kessler Family Fund The Schwartz Charitable Foundation Worcester Arts Council Wyman-Gordon Foundation
All lists contained within this annual report represent activity between July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, unless indicated otherwise. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these lists. Please contact us at 508.471.1772 or membership@thehanovertheatre org to address any inaccuracies.
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Board of Directors Chair Steven G. Joseph Vice Chair Lisa McDonough Community Volunteer Treasurer Charles R. Valade Secretary Tracy V. Wells 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 Francesco Cesareo, PhD President Assumption College Marianne E. Felice, MD William M. Finn* Sr. Vice President, Chief Actuary Hanover Insurance Group Njeri Gichohi, Esq.* Legal Counsel, Global Data Privacy & Ethics Accenture Rachel K. Heller Sr. Project Manager Hanover Insurance Group Kimberly A. Rozak, Esq. Mirrick O’Connell 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 Michael V. O’Brien Executive Vice President WinnCompanies Ken Rapp CEO The Rapp Group Edward Russo Owner Lock 50 & Russo Italian Restaurant Ellen Savickas Community Volunteer Edwin T. Shea, Jr Market President Bank of America Troy Siebels President & CEO The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts Michael D. Sleeper Chairman & CEO Imperial Distributors Carolyn J. Stempler Interim President and CEO Greater Worcester Community Foundation Thomas J. Sullivan Partner Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Agencies Kellie Thibodeau Vice President, Reinsurance The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Ancy Verdier, DMD * Worcester Periodontics Honorary Director Mary C. DeFeudis Benefactor Founders Paul J. Demoga, Esq. Wolfson, Keenan, Cotton & Meagher Edward P. Madaus Executive Director, Guild of St. Agnes
*Joined the board of directors during 2021. List represents the 2020-2021 BOD.
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In Memoriam During the past year, the theatre lost four very special people. We are grateful for their friendship and honored to celebrate the ways in which they touched our lives. Pete Belsito Paul “Pete” Belsito will be long remembered as a beloved member of The Hanover Theatre family. His dedication and commitment to the theatre began even before our grand opening as he shared in the excitement of a dream come true for his lifelong friend, Ed Madaus. As a house manager and generous supporter, he gave freely of his talents, treasure and time to the theatre he loved. Jean McDonough We were saddened by the loss of Jean McDonough in August 2021. Jean was a dedicated and generous friend to cultural organizations in and around Worcester as a volunteer, board member, and donor for more than five decades. The transformative support that Jean provided to The Hanover Theatre and to so many other organizations continues to have a profound impact on the cultural life of our community. She will be deeply missed. Kathryn Rodriguez We fondly remember volunteer Kathryn Rodriguez, who passed away in July. Kathryn began volunteering with the theatre in the fall of 2009. She was a dedicated and loving individual whose bubbly personality and enthusiasm for the arts enriched the lives of those around her. She contributed to our Hanover Theatre community in so many ways and will never be forgotten. Demmie Wells We fondly remember Carolyn “Demmie” Wells, longtime supporter of the theatre and loyal Franklin Square Society member, who could regularly be seen with her husband John “Jerry” Wells at the theatre’s Broadways shows and events. Her lively spirit and warm smile will live on in the memories of those who were fortunate enough to know her. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts • 2021 Report to the Community • 21
Resiliency, Generosity and Gratitude The extraordinary generosity of our friends has taken many forms during the pandemic. Following are just a few of the ways in which our thoughtful supporters have made a critical difference during this challenging time.
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2021 as sponsors, donors, members, advertisers and promotional partners. 270 donors made gifts to the theatre’s COVID-19 Resiliency Fund totaling $1.4 million. 283 patrons donated a portion or all of their tickets for canceled shows back to the theatre. 278 donors made their first gift to The Hanover Theatre in 2021. 326 donors supported our production of Julius Caesar on Worcester Common. 334 donors made gifts to the Access to the Arts Fund. 368 donors made membership gifts. In all, 1,110 individuals and families, businesses, and foundations provided generous support to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory in 2021.
We are grateful to be welcoming back audiences. ®UnityMike.
Contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses have always played a vital role in our efforts to bring the best in performance to Worcester, present the stories and sounds that reflect our community, and make the arts accessible to all. Just as we strive to make The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory a welcoming and inclusive destination, we also seek to make philanthropy a practice that is open to everyone. Donations at every level are truly meaningful and we are honored by the commitment of those who have invested in our work and our community. In that spirit of gratitude, this year we have chosen to simply recognize our donors in alphabetical order and to celebrate the generosity behind every gift, whatever the amount. To all those who supported us during this extraordinary year, thank you!
Building Our Legacy: 1926 Society The 1926 Society was established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have included The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory in their will or estate plan. Through their support, 1926 Society members contribute to our long-term sustainability, the maintenance of our historic theatre, and the vitality of the performing arts in Worcester. This year we are especially grateful for the Founding Members who have established a legacy of generous support for the arts in our community. Barry & Jean Alman Bruce Hager Ken & Karen Rapp Robert & Myra McAnulty Donald & Polly Phipps David Williams
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Deborah & David Abbott Sandra Abrajano Karina Adler Mary & Carl Aframe Kristen Albright Esme Allen Matthew & Susan Allen Barry & Jean Alman Caroline & Eric Alper Jennifer Altman Melanie Amaral Cliff & Mary Ellen Anderson Derrick & Kimberly Anderson Mary Lou Anderson Mildred & David Anderson Alexandra Andrews John Andrews Roy Angel Mike & Marie Angelini Jennifer Antkowiak James Arena Sandra Arsenault Patricia Ascione Pamela Ashmankas
Edward Atamian Richard & Sharon Avis Janice Babbitt Esther Bachrach Mr. James Bagaglio Dr. and Mrs. Stephen & Vivian Holland Veronica & Michael Bailey James Baker Laurie & Darrell Baker Matthew Baker Norma Baker Paul & Jane Baker Edward Bambauer Laurian Banciulescu & Matthew Kamins Joanne Barasnofsky Joan Barenscheer Randall S. Barko & Marie Elissa Boisvert Jeff & Tracy Barlok Brian & Janet Barlow Michael & Janice Barney Charlene Baron
Ed Barr Daniel & Shannon Barry Laura Barry Robert & Connie Bartelson Thomas & Lynora Bartholomew Jack & Susan Bassick Virginia Bates Julie Bechtel Anne-Marie Bedard Norman Beisaw Paul & Shari Belanger The Belsito Family Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Bender Ernie Benoit Jacqueline Benoit Carl & Frances Berger Linda Berger Len & Maria Beyersdorfer John Biddle Debbie Bieri Colleen Bigelow Maureen Binienda William Bishop Paul Black Mrs. Edie Blackney Carol E. Blake Maggie & Ella Bland Kelli Blank Betty & Bob Blute Patti & Reid Blute Dr. & Mrs. Robert Blute Jr. Maurice & Pamela Boisvert Kenneth & Patricia Boivin Steve & Karen Boliver Kenneth Bonanno Theresa Bourassa John & Maureen Bouvier Gayle Bowe Michele & Charles D. Bowers Carolyn, Tim & Samantha Brady Karin Branscombe Leslie Breault Robert R. Breault Roland Breault Krista Brentley Jennifer Brett Roberta Brien Francis & Pat Brissette Lorrie Brodeur Stephen & Renee Brodeur David Brooks Jeannie Brooks Dr. David C. Brown Michelle & Casey Brown Ryan Bruhn John & Dawn Budd D. Bunker-Swanstrom Julie-Anne & Russell Burdick Robert & Shirley Burdick Sheri & Corey Burke Stephen & Rosanna Burke JoAnn Buscemi Shirley & Donald Bussolari Theresa M. Butkiewicz
Anina Butler Eric Butler George & Alta-Mae Butler Virginia & Kevin Byrne Lisa Call Drs. Richard & Peni Callahan Sally Camara Susan Cammuso Henry & Pamela Camosse Eirinn Campaniello Paul Campaniello Wanda Cantlin Mr John Canty Patricia Capalbo William Sigalis & Barbara Caparso Kelly Capek Luke Capello Janice & Nicholas Cappello Marie & Valerie Carbone Ann Card & Lois Ducharme Jeffrey & Ginni Cardoso Patricia Carignan Stephanie Carlson John Caron Frank Carroll & Family Steven Caruso Thomas & Candy Cashman Dom Cassone Laura Caswell David & Karen Catallozzi Karen Ceppetelli Barbara & Richard Cerny Paul Cerqua Francesca Cerutti-Harris Filomena & Francesco Cesareo Nancy Chabot Jill Chaplis Robin Chapman Wynne Chase Nancy Chenette Carol & David Chester Kelly Chick Nancy Childress & Ned Banta Linda Churchill Robert & Gloria Ciaffone Michael Cirillo Steven Clark John & Brigita Clementi Alyssa Cleveland Mary Clow Daniel Cochran Mrs. Nancy Coderre Eileen Codyer Howard Cohen Dr. Julie Cohen & Nathan J. Sabo Nancy & Skip Colby Brooke Coleates Catherine Colinvaux Catherine Colinvaux & Phillip Zamore Michael Collette Diane L. Collins Chris & Catherine Collins John & Diane Collins Jack & Nancy Collins
Stephanie Collins Ruth & Audrey Colson Adam Combies Lisa K. Condit John & Colleen Congdon Gayle Conley Eileen Connolly Janice, Jim & Sara Conrad Shirley Conrad & Joe Petruccelli Mary & Hannah Cooper Carolyn J. Corriveau Richard & Charlotte Cote Mrs. Dale Coulter Ed Council & Bridget McManus Paula Coveney Michael Cramer Mercedes Crandall Tracy Crane Margot Crawford Michael Crawford Sybil Crawford Donna Crocker Frederick Crocker Jr. Lynn Crosby Janet Croshaw Donald & Nicole Croteau Ralph & Joan Crowley Jonah & Ronna Cuker Henry & Helen Culver Beth & Jim Cunningham George Curtis Michael Czech & Silvia Corvera-Behar Eleanor D’Ambrosio & Tim O’Gorman Stephen & Annette D’Ambrosio Jill & Paul Dagilis Kerry & Cheryl Daigle Ms. H. M. Daley John Daniel David & Susan Daoust Herb & Andrea Daroff Melissa Daroff Linda Dattis Mindy Davies Dr. Cheryl Davis James Dawber William Deakin Mara Dean Mary C. DeFeudis Barbara Delauder Gerard Delongchamp Melanie Demarais Kimberly DeMeo Paul & Sandra Demoga Carol & Roy Dennington Justine & Kevin DeNorscia Susan Devlin Joyce DeWallace Ellen DiCerbo Robert & Cindy DiGirolamo Ross & Lisa Dik Jennifer Dineen Gerard & Joan Dio Susan Direda Maureen & Richard Dodakian
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Aimee Doherty Michael Doherty Holly Dolan Barbara Donato Donald & Melanie Donegan Patricia Donovan Sandra & Russell Doty John Doubleday & Cindy Powers Kevin Dowd Jennifer & Michael Dowdle Michelle Driscoll Susan Druker Irene Dube Kathy Dulude Beth & Paul Duquette Joe Eagley Jason & Chelsea Eastty Max & Marie Ebacher Denise Edelman Ms. Phyllis Edinberg Paul Edmonds Betty Edwards Chelsea Ehmke Mrs. Paula Ehwa Drs. Jordan & Kimberly Eisenstock Monica Elefterion & Mark Wagner Dawn Elza Richard & Deborah Emmons Fred & Patty Eppinger Shayna Erickson Nikki Erskine Jeanne & John Esler Cheryl Esper Barbara Estabrook Roy Evarts Bill Fairbanks Andrea Falcione Dr. Bob Falter David Faneuf Marlene Farbman Annette & Mark Farley Connie Favreau & Ray Johns Deborah Fazio Marjorie & Joseph Featherstone Henry Febo A.J. Fedor Mary Feeney Juliet Feibel Debbie Feingold Marianne Felice, MD Dennis Fenton John Ferdella & Elaine Simone Ferdella Judy Finkel Deborah & Daniel Fins Leslie Fish & Jerry Gurwitz Kerri Fitzpatrick Thomas Fitzpatrick Paula Fitzsimmons Mallory Flagg Fay Flanary Tom & Melanie Fleming Allen Fletcher Warner S. & Mary F. Fletcher Marylee Floyd
Ann L. Flynn Thomas & Susan Flynn Carl & Susan Foley Joan & Michael Foley Joyce Ford Bruce Forman & Vicki Wallin Lauren Forsman Cynthia Foster John & Nancy Franchi Robert Frankel & Ann McCauley Marc Franklin Richard & Joan Freedman Emma Freeman Jaclyn & Eric Freitag The Fresolo Family Simon Fricker Amanda Frost Jeffrey Fuller & Paula Cullinane Mark & Jan Fuller Mary & Noelle Fura Edwin Furman Steven Gabis Christine Gagne Bernard Gagnon Jim & Deb Gallagher Joseph Gallagher Francis Galvin Daniel Gangnon Myrna Garber Sharon Garcia Agnes Gardella Edward Gardella Andrew Gasperini Ms. Wakana Gates Lee & Dina Gaudette Marc Gaumond Daisy G. Mrs. Cynthia Gemme Cherylann Gengel Jared & Caitlyn Gentilucci Kelly George Patricia George Margie & Stan Gertzman Patricia Gibb Susan Gibbons Njeri Gichohi Robert Gill Richard Gilley Suzanne Gillman Erica Gilroy Catherine E. Gleason The Gomi Family Elisabeth Gondek Cheryl Goodney Harvey & Patti Gould Deborah Gradowski John & Doreen Graf Mona Grande Mr. Wayne Grant Wayne Gray & Elizabeth Procter-Gray Drs. Ivan & Noreen Green Marty Green & Maura Mahoney Honorable Mel L. Greenberg, Ret & Joyce M. Greenberg
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Angela Greene The Grenon Family Richard & Debra Grensavitch Raymond & Donna Griffin Sandy Griffith Shaun & Marcia Grimley Ruth & Richard Grobe Melanie Guerin Ellen Gugel Gary & Karen Guglielmello Ed Gutierrez Margaret Guzman Deborah Hackett Dr. Abraham & Linda Haddad Liz Haddad Nate Hafer & Michelle Mondoux Bruce Hager MJ Halberstadt Robert Hallen Mrs. Constance Hamilton Maryanne & Paul Hammond Barbara Hanc Kathleen Hancock Kel Haney & Michael Grew Hanover Theatre Fans Don & Peg Harbert Dr. John Hardin Maureen Hardy Elizabeth Harnois John & Melissa Harris Henry & Lee Harrison Kenneth Hart Robert Hartwig Bridgette Hayes Judith Haynes James Healey Donna & Andrew Hebb Grace-Louise Hebert Richard & Janice Helle Rachel Heller Laurel Hemmer Richard Henderson Roberta Henderson Amy Hendrick & Paul Blow Charles Henneberry Sr. Bob & Lynn Hennigan J. Hersh Don Hession Kevin Hickey Tim Hillman Ms. Sally Hodgerney Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman Abigail Holmes Seth Holmes Lee Anne Hooley Sharyn Hopkins Mark & Sherry Horeanopoulos Sam Houston Paula Howard & Craig Caruso Richard Howarth Charles Howe Ted & Kathleen Hudson Miss Jayne Hughes Siobhan Hullinger
Mara Huston Francesca Iaconi & John Whelan William & Patricia Iandoli George Indyke Christine Innamorati The Jackman Family Howard & Frances Jacobson Jessica Jacques Kathleen Janssen Michael Jasinski Nancy & Eric Jeppson Elaine Jewett Ian & Maureen Johnson Harry & Jean Johnson Kallin & Linda Johnson Katherine & Garth Johnson Nan Johnson Mr. Raymond Johnson Richard Johnson Mr. James Jolda Amanda Jones Lawrence Jones Grace Jordan Matthew Jordan Gayle Joseph Steve & Lee Joseph Daniel & Elizabeth Joslyn Jack & Cynthia Kadzik Willa Kahn Alison Kane Brian & Rebecca Kapopoulos Dianne & Paul Kasabula Maya Katz Michael Keating Ms. Lori Keddy Robert Keeble Judith Ann & Edward J. Keegan III Megan Keenan Mary Ellen Kelley Bob & Deb Kelley Joan Kellogg Kevin Kelly Meaghan Kelly Dr. W. David Kelly Julia Kelly-Hodenius Jaimie Kender Keith Kenez Jojo Kennedy Patricia Kennedy Thomas & Dana Kennedy Kimberly & Sean Keogh Kathleen & Michael Keohane Steve Kern Priscilla & Phillips Kerr Dennis Kerrigan Malcolm & Cathleen Ketchum Caitlin Kiley Sheila Killeen Dr. Paulette Kimball-Wren James & Judith Kimble Jane Kimbrough David Kimok Martha Kinback Brenda King
Glenn & Debbie King Lisa Kirby Gibbs Bob & Jeanne Kissane Jonathan Kleefield Rebecca Knapp Benjamin & Paula Korstvedt Donna Kosakowski Helen P. Koskinas Alisa Kosla Harry P. & Sharon Kotseas Kimberly Kovac Suzanne & Kevin Kozak Marcia Krantz Sharon & Allen Krause Katherine Krause Holly & Michael Phaneuf Sara Kreisel Jennifer & Ted Kremer The Augusta H. Kressler, M.D Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation Estate of Elaine Kronlund Susan & Kenneth Kronlund Otto & Karen Kunz Mary Anna Labato Mark Labbe The Laflamme Family Robert Laflamme June Laliberte Ronald Lalone Debra, Dennis & Heather Lamarche Terrie Lamarche Carol Lambert Henry & Holly LaMountain Judith & Ronald Lancey James & Anne Lang Betsy Langas Frances Langille Jim Langley Beth Langlois Greg Lano Nancy LaPlante Christine & Russell LaPorte Kathleen Larocque Lisa Larson Mary Larson Madelaine & Albert Latini Lauraine Laurence John & Kathy Lauring Patricia & Robert Laut Barbara & David Lavallee Richard & Tracey Lavey Alvin Lavoie Suzanne Laycock Nel & Paul Lazour Sarah Le Bourdonnec Susan & Richard Leahy Katherine Leblanc Haidee LeClair Steven Ledoux & Terri Ackerman Anna Lee David Leidel Joseph & Dianne Leland Richard & Mary Ellen Letarte
AJ Leto Stanley & Debi Levenson Matthew Levesque Kathi Lewando Mark Lewandowski Dianna Lewis Mr. Luke Lewkowicz Mark & Carol Liasson Steven Liedell Carolyn Limeri Theresa Linnell Ann T. Lisi & Joel P. Greene Ronald & Gail Liston Bruce & Andrea Little Peter Lobdell Maureen & John Locke Beth & Christopher LoConto Sara Lohnes Joseph Loiselle Anthony & Christine Long Kim Longe Blanche Lonstein Barbara Lorenzen John & Susan LoVerso Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Lowe & Family Thomas Lowe & Jane Pond Dorothy Lucier Lucy & Lisa Lukason Pat Luoto Tricia Lupien Dorothy Lurier Lauren Lussier Diane Lyford John & Kathleen Lynch William & Rose-Marie Lyon Ann Macadam Denise Macaloney David MacDougall Richard Machado Donna & Don MacLean Edward & Margaret Madaus Fran & Susan Madigan Carl Manchester Richard Mandel Diane & Kenneth Mandile William & Janet Mangano Jason Mansfield Daniel & Valerie Manzaro Michael & Audrey Marcy Magdalena Margelony Susan & George Marrino Christopher Marrion Corey Marsh LisaAnn & Matthew Martin Ann Massion Pastor Margot Matthews Stephen Maxson Carolann McAdam Robert & Myra McAnulty Thomas Mcauliffe John McCabe Mr. Robert McCallum Stephen & Joanne McCann Darcy McCarthy
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Debi McCarthy Eileen M. McCarthy Kathleen McCarthy Lori McCassie Jacquelyn & George McClelland Catherine McCourt Paul McCrohon James & Michele McDonald Michelle McDonald Timothy McDonnell Elyce McDonough Jean McDonough Lisa & Neil McDonough Lynne McEntegart Timothy & Nadia McGourthy Shane McGrail Brian & Pat McGrath Sharon J. McHugh Ms Marie McKeon Maureen McKeon Alan & Pauline McKinney Colleen McLaughlin Ward & Carolynn McLaughlin Janice McLean John McNamara Ms. Anita McNeaney Robert McTague Robert & Jan Mecca Jacqueline Meehan Christopher & Jayne Mehne Giorgio Mela Janice Melchiore James F. Messier Christine & John Meuse Joseph Mewhiney Diane & Douglas Meystre Cathryn Jerome Mezynski Marnee Michalman Christine Milecki-Buonomo Mark Miller Kenneth & Elisa Mills Martin Mitchell Patricia Mitchell & Angel Nieves Colleen Molta Diane Monaco Anthony & Shirley Mongillo Meghan Montaner Diane & Tim Mooney Richard & Patricia Morin Carol Morocco Ms. Debra Morris Ellen & Robert Morse Dr. Lawrence & Gerry Moss Scott Moss & Shelley Chapman-Moss Kenneth & Donna Mudie Michael Mueller Karen Mulcahy Peter & Ellen Mundy Jeffrey & Carol Mushnick Dr. Joseph D. Musto Margaret Naylor & Robert Condon David Nedwek Lisa & Nick Nevin Charles & Christine Newfell
Jessica Newfell Debbie Nickerson Karen Nickley-Gerrity Philip & Judy Niddrie Jennifer Niece Judith Noar John Norgren Joan Norman Lisa Normandin Stephen Norton Ken & Erin Nosek Linda Nydam Donita Nyman Bob & Martha Oakes James D. O’Brien Jr. Esq. Dr. William & Laureen O’Brien Kevin O’Connell Brendan & Claire O’Connor Cheri O’Connor Ruth Odgren Elizabeth O’Keefe Matthew Olds & Michael Berthiaume Karen Olivari Carol Oliver Lisa Oneto Sandra Organowski Mr. & Mrs. Craig & Kimberly Ornell Dr. Lillian Ortiz Vincent & Denise Osterman Donna & Phil O’Toole Lynette Paczkowski Michael Pagano Susan & Chris Palatucci Joyce Paquette Kurt & Sharon Parent Valorie Parent Kathy C. Parker Derek Parks Charles Patterson Holly Pavlak Raymond & Sheila Pavlik Lori Pbert Etzel Renee Peace Marjorie Peairs Dennis Pearce David & Linda Pearlstein James Pease & Janice Hitzhusen Donald & Susan Pegg Arthur Pelletier Mary Perez Jennifer Perkins Kathy & Dick Perry David & Marlene Persky Gerald & Janice Peters Janet Peters Susan Pett Donald & Polly Phipps Robert & Nancy Phipps Bob & Ginny Picking Diane & Ken Pieciak Reid Pinchback Maria Piscitelli-Durant Robert Pittinger Diane Place
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Thomas Plasse Ronald & Mary Plutnicki David & Paula Police Zenie Popkin Doree Porter Barry & Merle Portnoy John Poske Rick & Joanne Powell C.K. Powers Sandra Powers Russell Pratt & Marilyn Downer Peter Premo Joe & Margaret Pridotkas Nancy Prior Rob & Sue Protano Hale Pulsifer Cindy Purcell Lori Quinn Jonathan & Helen Quist Maria Rafalski Ken & Karen Rapp Donald & Sheila Reid Judith & Diana Reilly Debra L. & Arthur J. Remillard III Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Renzoni Larry & Liz Rettig Buz & Nancy Reusch Dr. Cheri Ribbe Winifred Rice William Richardson Jennifer Riley Robin Rhodes Denise Roane Ilyse Robbins Dianne Robo Grace & Jack Roche Christina Rodriguez Joseph Rodriguez Yaitza Rodriguez Marc & Miriam Rogers-Montalvo Alice Rojko Roxanne & John Romano Suzanne Rood Arlene & Harvey Room Jon Rosbrook Joanna Rosen Alonzo Ross Don Ross Ella & Maggie Ross Kelly Rourke Anne-Marie Routhier Nancy Roy Ruth Rubin Sandra Ruggiero Christine Russell Amy & Edward Russo Cynthia A. Ryan Denise Ryan Thomas & Patricia Ryan Steven & Susan Sabacinski Eric Saczawa Denise Sadigur Victor Saffrin Francesco Sale
Kimberly & Scott Samson Dr. Marie Sanchirico Marc Sanguinetti & Jennifer O’Brien Beth Sannella Abigail Santos William Sarkisian John & Ann Savageau Jeff Savarese John & Ellen Savickas Barbara Scanlon Olivia & Rachel Scanlon Suzanne Scarlata Maria Schantz Phyllis Schoenfeld Kurt Schuetz Fred Schwartz Cory Scott Patricia Segerson Kim & Steve Seserman Randi Setterlund Michael Shaldone The Shanklin Family Genevieve Shappell Ann Marie Shea Ed & Denise Shea Karon & Kellie Shea Mary C. Shea Patricia Shea William & Carol Shemeth Annette Shine Richard & Madeline Silva Meridith Singleton Terry Skiest Cynthia Skowyra Michael & Carol Sleeper Carter Smith Dianne Smith Eleanor Smith Joanne & George Smith Kate Smith Michael Smith Roxanne & Nicholas Smyrnios Victor & Carolyn Somma Jonathan Sosa Joyce Southworth Colleen Spelman Joyce St Germain Richard & Barbara St Pierre Dale Stafford & Maureen Hardy Alyssa Stagno Sandra & Jack Stankus Beth Stark Dotty & Jerry Starr Stanley B. Starr Jr. Diane Steere Dr. Daniel & Deborah Steigman Mark Steina Bob Stevenson Dr. Jay Stiller Carolyn & John Stimpson Michael Stockton Alan Stoll Jan Stone Kimberly A. Stone & Patrick R. Jones
William Stone H. Stanley Stoney Annette Stratton Anne Stuneck Laura Sturgill John & Lynn Sullivan Tim & Linda Sullivan Mary A. Sullivan Ronald & Barbara Sullivan Susan & Joseph Sullivan Tina & Bill Sullivan Nancy & Janina Swiacki Ralph & Jeanine Swick Ann Symes Kenneth Takvorian Walter Talbot & Christine Keller Joseph & Constance Tancrell Lori & Daniel Tanenbaum Michael & Jennifer Tarka Dino Tata Marshall Tate & Judy Rothbard Tate Greg Taylor Steve & Rosemary Taylor Steven & Rosemary Beverly Tefft Sheila & George Tetler Timothy & Abigail Tetreault Kellie Thibodeau Barbara Thompson Jo Ann Thompson The Thompson Family Robert Thorpe Sharon Tierney Francis J. & Karen Tighe Victor & Lois Tolis Dr. Roger Towne Deborah Towns Joseph & Sandra Travinski Raymond Trifone Huck & Jo Truesdell Dodie Tschirch Kirsten & Kathleen Tselios Michael & Dorothy Tsotsis Carol Tucker Dawn Tucker Rosie Turner Sue Turner Ann Twohig Mark Underkofler Catherine Underwood Susan Upham Michael & Andrea Urban Judith Uthoff Marilyn & Norm Vaillancourt Jody & Charlie Valade Amanda Valentino Robin VanLiew Craig Vanbatenburg Kim & Adrian VanderSpek Herb & Jean Varnum Virginia Vaughan Anthony Vaver Richard Vaz Dolly Vazquez
Terry Vecchio Gail Veiby J. Ann Verhage Gerard Verweij Anthony Vigliotti Hank Von Hellion Laura Wachs Kara Wahlstrom Katrina Wall William & Deborah Wall Marla Wallace Gordon Wallat Amy Walsh Jane & Edmund Walsh William & Carol Walsh Patty & Daniel Walton Anthony Ward Peter & Mary T. Ward Peter & June Warren Charles Washburn Katherine Weinberger Chas & Gayle Weiss James & Tracy V. Wells Ruth Wentzell Todd H. Wetzel Dr. Jennifer Weyler Lisa Wezowicz Jeffrey & Elizabeth Wheeler Diana & William Whitehead Maureen Whitney Henry Whittier Sara Willey Dr. Culhane Williams Scott Wilson Veronica & Howard Wiseman Margaret Wong Sharon & Peter Woodbury Phillip & Patricia Woodman Sheyanne Woodward Jane Woolsey Mary T. Wright Nicholas & Joan Wright Karen Yeowell Angela Yingling James Zatsiorsky Janet Zeidler Walter Zydlewski List represents donations made between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these lists. Please contact us at 508.471.1772 or membership@thehanovertheatre org to address any inaccuracies.
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Our Vital Volunteers
The Mighty Wurlitzer Although The Hanover Theatre was dark this year, the Mighty Wurlitzer was not silent! These majestic instruments require regular playing, tuning and maintenance to keep them performance-ready. Our expert team of volunteers spent many hours last year ensuring that the largest theatre organ in New England is ready to welcome audience back to the theatre. We are deeply grateful for the passion and dedication of our team: Don Phipps, Bruce Hager, Jon Anderson and Jonathan Kleefield.
3,000+ Hours Mildred Anderson*^^ Bob Frankel^^ Rosie Turner*^^ 2,500+ Hours Lisa Murrman^^ Judith Uthoff*^^
Resident Organist Dr. Jonathan Kleefield Donor and Technical Consultant Donald Phipps Curator Bruce Hager Assistant Curator Jon Anderson
This team provides exemplary service in maintaining the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, our treasured musical instrument. They 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.
2,000+ Hours Maryellen Anderson^^ Richard Hedin^^ Janet Krause^^ Paul Meleski^^ 1,500+ Hours Dick Adams*^^ Linda Adams*^^ Cliff Anderson^^ Charlene Baron*^^ Pat Belsito^^ Beverly Bombard^^ Karen Cavan Janice Conrad^^ James Conrad^^ Kay Drumheller^^ Irene Dube^^ Emily Eaton Sue Foley^^ Donna Henry^^ Nan Johnson^^ Fran Langille^^ Renee Peace^^ Dick Perry Joyce Power^^ Judith Reilly^^ Diane Steere^^ Helen Stockdale^^ Tim Veilleux*^^ 1,000+ Hours Joan Austin^^ Elizabeth Casello*^^ Angela Casey^^ Patti Cummings^^ Pat Davidson^^ Eileen Desautels^^ Dianne Desrosiers^^ Mary Doane^^ Cathy Gleason^^ Ernie Gozdur^^ Maureen Hardy Cathleen Holmberg^^ Janice Jose^^ Donna Kosakowski^^ Mike Kynch John Ladroga^^ Kevin McCauley Mary Ellen Moore^^ Darlene Orrell^^ Deborah Peris^^ JoannePetmezis ^^ Paula Police^^ Terry Pratt^^
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Our Volunteers and Hours Served
Our extraordinary and dedicated volunteers play a unique role as ambassadors, supporters, historians, and tireless workers on behalf of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory. Since 2008, The Hanover Theatre Volunteers have generously donated more than 276,732 hours of service. At today’s Massachusetts volunteer equivalency rate, that equates to over $8.8 million of in-kind services. They are our brightest stars and we are deeply grateful for all they do. John Riccio* Kathryn Rodriguez Jacqueline Simoes^^ Linda Sprague^^ Peggy Sue Supernor Marshall Tate* Allyn Taylor^^ Stacey Tomasetti^^ Ray Tremblay^^ Ray Trifone*^^ Debbie Tyborowski^^ Gordon Wallat^^ Nancy White^^ 750+ Hours Anne Ancona^^ Patricia Ascione^^ Jane Benoit Joanne Bernier Maureen Binienda^^ Brian Brophy^^ Steve Brophy^^ Ann Cappabianca^^ Tommy Catacchio Margot Crawford^^ David Faneuf Joan Foley Gayle Francis Carol Hansen Sally Hodgerney^^ Hillary Jacobson Linda Ladroga^^ Barbara Luby^^ Mary Malone Mary Marcinkus^^ Denise McGrath Phyllis Monahan Zinta Moskalew^^ Michael Oates^^ Lucinda Oates^^ Helen Panagiotopoulos^^ Lorraine Parretti-Crete^^ Beth Plante^^ Mary Poirier^^ Jodi Porter^^ Helen Quist Anne Reynolds Barbara Roach Kyes Dorene Robinson Judith Rothbard Tate Meridith Singleton Dale Stafford Sandi Theros Wendy Thomas Victor Tolis Kathy Vignaly 500+ Hours Sofia Apostol Suzanne Cleary Linda Dattis Suzette Dowd Elaine Fortney Linda Friberg
Carmel Gurrucharri Patricia Hackett Donald Harbert Donna Harrington Robert Harrington Diane Irvine Joyce Kingsbury Charlene Lachapelle Dorothy Lucier Sharon MacDonald Patricia Mahan Marilyn Mason Joan Mazeika Anne Morris Patrick Morris Margaret Naylor Donna Pickett Marguerite Rooney Bill Sarkisian Mary Teixeira France Turgeon Mary Anne Ware Elaine Warren Jean Weston Susan Wood 250+ Hours Susan Berry Carol Bishop Linda Boll Laurie Boucher David Boucher Phyllis Buck Jane Champagne Irene Chiarvalloti Kathryn Close Michael Comer Laura Coughlin Jim Crowley Sharon DeBonis Sheila Donahue Susanne Ekberg Daniel Ekberg Diane Engle John Engle Elizabeth Foley Vicki Freilich Deborah Gradowski Patricia Grigas Diane Hoff Laura Jonaitis Debra Korman Sara Kreisel Linda LaBrie Elizabeth Larkin Lori Lauria Pauline LeCour Kathi Lewando Sara Lohnes Carolyn May Rosemary McCarthy Mary Pierangeli Audrey Richardson Carol Robinson
Beth Sannella Andrea Sheridan Joyce St. Germain Brigitte Sterf Bridie Sullivan Cecelia Thurber Arlene Wattu Maureen Westerman Under 250 Hours Diane Adamowicz Barry Alman Pamela Ashmankas Gail Bergeron Patricia Bettencourt Marilyn Bieksha Christine Bowser Susan Brooks Margaret Campbell Patricia Carignan John Caron Linda Casey Mary Beth Christian Alison Cohen Charles Cooper Barry Davenport Jeff Davis Marianne Davis Suzanne Dec Christine Del’Olio Monica DiPietro Charles Dodd Patricia Donovan Charles Engdahl Suzanne Ezen Dolores Farrell Molly Farrell Karen Elizabeth Fortin Nancy Franchi Jean Frazier Sheila Garvey Greg Gentile Jeanne Gohary Rachal Goldstein Brian Goudy Stephen Goulet Amy Grandone Cynthia Hanslik Marie Haynes Abigail Holmes Helene Holmes Bunny Hurley Tom Jarmas Joanne Johnson Scott Johnson Lynn Kapinos Kelly Keevan Jaimie Kender Patricia Kennedy Martha Kinback Felice Kleya Patty LaHair Adele LaPearl Bonnie LaRue
Marilyn Leary Timothy Lee Cheryl Letson Annette Lisi Richard Lisi Irene Logan Luann Loughlin Gretchen MacDougall Bernadette Marso Elaine Martel Arlene Maurello Brenda Maxwell Robert McAnulty Myra McAnulty Daniel McHugh David McRae Janice Melchiore James Messier Patty Moriarty David Murray Anette Mysliwiec Bruce Neuwirth Nancy Neuwirth Lisa Normandin Darlene Orne Jennifer Perkins Gerard Piscitelli Maria Piscitelli-Durant Phyllis Poisson Candy Powers Janet Price Deb Richards Kristine Rubino Jane Shropshire Judy Snyder Robert Snyder Ann Sullivan Kenneth Takvorian Lorraine Taylor Donna Tiso-Prizio Pauline Tranter Angelina Treska Tim Tunney Colleen Tunney Lily Urquhart Ann Verhage Laura Wachs Leah Walsh Kathryn Ward Barbara West Michael Wilder Joanne Wilder Glen Wolfset *Previous H. Carter Hunt Volunteer of the Year recipient ^^ 10+ year volunteer
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Our Team Youth Summer Program interns, Grace Deschenes, Aaron Christo, Gwyneth Bechunas and Thomas Doyle pose for a photo after strike for Oklahoma!
Internships Each year, the theatre offers internship opportunities to high school and college students interested in experiencing a community-based arts organization and learning from our team in a hands-on environment. We thank our FY21 interns for their outstanding work and their dedication despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic. Sophia Agbay Rachel Amsden Grace Armour Heather Bachand Emma Bain Gwyneth Bechunas Bellalorraine Carey-Hicks
Aaron Christo Grace Deschenes Thomas Doyle Maggie Dunn Olivia Fenuccio Justin Finneran Connor Gale
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Liam Houlihan Brigid Keaney Jada Murphy Tyler Nowakowski Mariella Silvia
Our Staff The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory is supported by an outstanding team whose patience and ingenuity through furloughs, reduced hours, and the seemingly endless challenges of the pandemic made it possible for us to keep our doors open. We are grateful for their dedication and their generous support. Executive Office President & CEO Troy Siebels Executive Assistant Amanda Bohart Communications VP of Communications Lisa K. Condit Communications Director Monica Wagner Elefterion Communications Manager Lillian Irwin Senior Sales Manager Diane Pieciak Content Manager Brendan Donnellan Customer Service & Sales Manager Lou Ramos Customer Service & Sales Assistant Mgr. Sarah Hallowell Customer Service & Sales Team Leaders Amy Osborn - Groups Jean O’Halloran - Events Customer Service & Sales Associates Mildred Anderson Naya Byfield Julie Carlson Anna MacInnis Fabiana Montoya Sonya Richards Communications Assistant Ashleigh Prince Development VP of Advancement Chris Marrion Director of Development Nel Lazour Development Operations Manager Veronica Bailey Stewardship and Membership Officer Betty Blute
Education President, THT Conservatory Meghan Montaner Conservatory Executive Assistant Erin Kearney Director of Conservatory Operations Sharon Hart Director of Dance Jennifer Agbay Student Matinee Coordinator Kim Pheymannicie Conservatory Dance Faculty Garine Avakian Jamie Brown Sarah-Kay “SKooJ” Clark David DuBois Mark A. Harootian Charlotte McNutt Kendall Niblett Ana Luisa Thompson-Konopka Drama Faculty Kalee Burrows Sharon Hart John Minigan Meredith Stypinski Nicole Tetreault Technical Theatre Faculty Nick Joyce Kim Pheymannicie Brenda Shepard Voice Faculty Sarah Callinan Mark Mummert Jane Shivick Conservatory Desk Security Dan Gangnon Facilities Facilities Manager Bob Krafve Facilities Associates Jonathan Bogart Rose DiGregorio Robert McCallum Matt Ricard
Finance and Human Resources VP of Finance & HR Janine Diliberto Director of Finance Gerry Baeder Director of Human Resources Veronica Villacis Accounting Associate Natsuko Finn Operations and Production VP of Operations and Production Chris Bullock Director of Audience Services David MacArthur Jr. Concessions Manager Scott Bauman House Managers Elizabeth LoConto Ellen Santimaw Mark Steina FSS Salon Maître ds Karen Cavan Maureen Hardy Dale Stafford Function Coordinator Jackie Dillman Lighting Designer Brenda Shepard House Sound/Audio Engineer Nick Joyce Covid-19 Compliance Officer Chadyn Case Stage Crew IATSE Local 96 Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC) BrickBox Managing Director Artistic Director, THT Repertory Olivia D’Ambrosio Scanlon Worcester PopUp Managing Director Hank Von Hellion JMAC Special Projects Coordinator Doménica Dillon
Staff list current as of 11.18.2021
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