AVENUE Q MUSIC & LYRICS
Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Jeff Whitty
BASED ON ORIGINAL CONCEPT BY
Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
orchestrations & arrangements by
Produced by Mary Hausch In collaboration with UF School of Theatre + Dance Jerry Dickey, Director
Costume Design Marilyn A. Wall
puppet Design Darrin Pufall
Lighting Design Robert P. Robins
Sound Design Risa J. Baxter
Props Design Blu Fogarty
choreographer Stephanie Lynge
PUPPETRY COACH Clinton W. Thornton
Technical Director Michael A. Eaddy
Scenic Design Kent Barrett
Musical Director Bryan Mercer Stage Manager Nichole Hamilton* Directed by Lauren Caldwell & Charlie Mitchell Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.
Hippodrome programs are sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council; and by the City of Gainesville, Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. Playbill by Kelli McAdams.
CAST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Jennifer Lauren Brown .................................................. Kate Monster, Lucy Grace Eunae Choi ............................................................... Christmas Eve David Collins ................................................................................ Ensemble Daniel Fuentes ..................................................................... Bad Idea Bear Joel Gennari*...................................................................................... Nicky Juanita B. Green ................................................................. Gary Coleman Michael Hull ........................................................................ Princeton, Rod David Leppert ............................................................................... Ensemble Joseph London*................................................................................................ Brian Joel Oramas ...................................................................... Trekkie Monster Marissa Toogood .................................................... Bad Idea Bear, Mrs. T. *Member of the Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
PLACE: an outerborough of New York City TIME: the present
There will be a 15 minute intermission. The world premiere of AVENUE Q was presented by the Vineyard Theatre and The New Group, New York City, February 2003. AVENUE Q premiered on Broadway at the Golden Theater on July 31, 2003, produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group.
Production Sponsor WRUF AM/WUFT FM/WUFT AM Santa Fe College Mark’s Prime Steakhouse and Seafood Bevis Chiropractic
is presented through special arrangement with Music theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, Ny 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
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The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. Actors’ Equity Association
(AEA) was founded in 1913 as the first of the American actor unions. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Today, Equity represents more than 40,000 actors, singers, dancers and stage managers working in hundreds of theatres across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theatre as a profession, upholding the highest artistic standards. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits including health and pension plans for its members. Through its agreement with Equity, this theatre has committed to the fair treatment of the actors and stage managers employed in this production. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. For more information, visit www.actorsequity.org.
who’s who in avenue q Robert lopez (Co-Author, Music & Lyrics)
Robert Lopez shared a Tony Award and Grammy nomination for Avenue Q, the 20th longest running Broadway musical, which he co-wrote and conceived. More recently he collaborated with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker to write and compose the smash Broadway comedy The Book of Mormon. With his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he wrote Finding Nemo: The Musical (Playing in Orlando since 2006), the Broadway-bound original musical Up Here, and songs for Winnie the Pooh (Disney Feature Animation 2011). He shared two Emmy awards for his music for The Wonder Pets, and an emmy nomination for the Scrubs musical episode. Member BMI Workshop, Dramatists Guild, WGA, AEA, Yale grad, native NY’er.
Jeff marx (Co-Author, Music & Lyrics) Jeff Marx met Robert Lopez at the the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. It was there that Avenue Q was born. Originally from Hollywood, FL, Jeff attended the workshop as a as a young lawyer, looking for clients, and ended up leaving law and becoming a songwriter. Forever grateful to the BMI Workshop, he has worked on such projects as NBC’s Scrubs and Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House.
Jeff Whitty (Book) Jeff Whitty won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q. Plays include The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, The Hiding Place, The Plank Project, Suicide Weather, and Balls. Theaters presenting his work include the Atlantic Theater Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Upcoming: Tales of the City: The Musical with music by Jake Shears and John Garden of the pop group Scissor Sisters, as well as Bring It On: The Musical with music by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. As an actor, Jeff has appeared Off-Broadway, regionally, and in films and TV. www.Whitless.com
Lauren Caldwell (Director) Lauren is the Artistic Director of the Hippodrome Theatre. She began her career at the theatre as an actress appearing in such productions as Other Desert Cities, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Steel Magnolias, Sugar Bean Sisters, Marvin’s Room, Always Patsy Cline and eight years in A Tuna Christmas. She was the first woman in the country to be granted permission to appear in a professional production of A Tuna Christmas. Lauren’s mainstage directing credits (too numerous to list in their entirety) include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Master Class, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Glass Menagerie. In 2004, she adapted and directed the world premiere of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds on the Hippodrome
* Member of the Actors’ Equity Association
who’s who in avenue q Mainstage. Lauren has studied extensively with world-renowned director Anne Bogart, completing Viewpoints training, composition and also a six-week observership at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Before her position as the Artistic Director, Lauren was Director of Education at the Hippodrome. During her tenure in this position, she worked with the HITT program, the Summer Spectacular program and wrote and directed four original plays for the Theatre for Young Audiences program. These plays toured Alachua County as well as the State of Florida, serving thousands of public school students. Prior to her arrival in Gainesville, Lauren traveled extensively for Success Motivation Institute (an international communications company), lived a season in Graz, Austria with the American Institute of Musical Studies, and toured with Liza Minnelli. At the University of Florida’s School of Theatre and Dance, she has taught adjunct, conducted master classes and served as adjudicator for the school’s mainstage plays. Lauren is the founder and owner of Legal Acts, a company that provides training for courtroom attorneys. She has been affiliated with the University of Florida College of Law for over twenty years. Lauren has been recognized as Artist of the Year in The Gainesville Sun and was a keynote speaker for the Florida Humanities Council. Lauren was recently nominated for a Spirit of Gainesville Award by Gainesville Magazine, and named one of Gainesville’s Twenty Most Interesting People by INsite Magazine. She is a native Texan. Lauren holds a BFA in directing from Baylor University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida.
Charlie mitchell (Co-Director) Charlie earned his PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a MA from Boston University, and a BFA from Ithaca College. Before becoming a professor of theatre at the University of Florida, he worked as a director and actor for a variety of theatres in New York, Chicago, and Baltimore, including three years as an artistic associate and company member in the award-winning Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. UF Productions: In the Blood, You Can’t Take It With You, The Grapes of Wrath, A Piece of My Heart, and Urinetown.
THE CAST Jennifer Lauren Brown (Kate Monster, Lucy)
Jennifer is thrilled to join the Avenue Q team in her Hippodrome debut! She has performed at regional theatres across the country, including the Ivoryton Playhouse, Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Bristol Valley Theatre, Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company, Playhouse on Park, and others. Past regional credits include: Company (Amy), [title of show] (Susan), Spelling Bee (Olive), Man of LaMancha (Antonia). In NYC, she most recently appeared in a play she co-wrote called, Hedda Gabler Stars in She Loves Me (featuring Thea), in which she played Hedda. Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University. www.jenniferlaurenbrown.com
whoâ€™s who in avenue q Grace Eunae Choi
(Christmas Eve) Grace is a recent graduate with a BM in Musical Theatre from Florida State University. She is incredibly grateful and excited to be making her debut at the Hippodrome. Credits at FSU include: Spring Awakening (Martha), How To Succeed (Miss Jones), Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), RENT, and On The Town.
David Collins (Ensemble)
David is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theater at UF and making his Hippodrome debut with Avenue Q. Constanâ€™s Theater: Urinetown (Mr. McQueen), Chicago (Harry/ Ensemble), City of Angels (Gene/ OfficerPasco). Phillips Center for Performing Arts: Carmina Burana (Ensemble), The Magic Flute (Ensemble/ Choreography). Other credits: Baby (Prof. Weiss/ Ensemble), Die Fledermaus (Choreography), Maple and Vine (Omar/Roger), The Altruists (Ethan).
Daniel Fuentes (Bad Idea Bear)
Daniel is a 3rd year BFA Musical Theater Major at the University of Florida. He is thrilled and honored to be in his first ever production at the Hippodrome Theater. Constans Theater: Urinetown (Hot Blades) dir. Charlie Mitchell, Chicago (Fred Casely), City of Angels (Angel City 4). Peach State: Legally Blonde (Nikos Arigitacos). Stagedoor Manor: Nine (Guido Contini), Aida (Radames) mus dir. Justin Mendoza.
Joel Gennari* (Nicky)
Joel is happy to be making his Hippodrome debut in one of his favorite shows. Regional Credits include: American Stage: Rent (Gordon), Rocky Horror (The Usherette); Freefall Theatre: Cabaret (Bobby), A Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins/Xmas Future); Show Palace Dinner Theatre: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Little Shop of Horrors, and Holiday Hotel. Other regional credits include: Hello Dolly (Moonlight Amphitheatre), Six Degrees of Separation, The Lark, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. www.joelgennari.com
Juanita B. Green (Gary Coleman)
Juanita is from Shulerville, South Carolina. She is very excited about working on her first production with Hippodrome Theatre. Being a student of the stage, Juanita
who’s who in avenue q made it her mission to learn every aspect of theatre from light design to backstage crewing. Previous credits include: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Onstage Atlanta), Rent (Next Stage Theatre, GA), Hairspray (Charleston Stage, SC), A Raisin in the Sun (Footlight Theatre, SC), The Me Nobody Knows (AFTC, Inc., SC), Rock and Roll Heaven (Midtown Productions, SC) and Eubie (AFTC, Inc., SC). www.juanitabgreen.com
Michael Hull (Princeton, Rod)
Michael is excited to make his Hippodrome debut! Off Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors (Martin, Lucille Lortel Theatre). New York credits include: Spring Awakening (Moritz, Manor Theatre), At The Edge (Joe, 45th St. Theatre), Stanley’s World (Stanley, Gene Frankel Theatre). Regional credits include: RENT (Mark), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Godspell (Jeffrey), The Music Man (Marcellus). Michael is also the co-writer of his original one-man show, Sorry, Not Sorry, the premiere of which was presented by Peter Schneider Productions. Michael received his BA at Muhlenberg College. www.MichaelHull.net
David Leppert (Ensemble)
David is privileged to be a part of this exciting production! He is currently earning his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance at the University of Florida, where he was last seen in Urinetown (Officer Lockstock) and A Handful of Leaves. He is extremely familiar to Ocala Civic Theatre audiences, with his credits there including: Legally Blonde (Emmett), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby) and All Shook Up (Dennis).
Joseph VINCENT London* (Brian)
Joseph holds degrees in Voice from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard Opera Center. He is thrilled to make his debut with the Hippodrome Theatre in Avenue Q this season. Broadway National Tours include Chicago (Mary Sunshine) and CATS (Old Deuteronomy). Favorite Regional credits include: Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur D’Arque / Baker), Chicago (Mary Sunshine), and The Music Man. He has performed leading roles in Opera houses in Chicago, New York, and Italy. Proud Member of Actor’s Equity. www.josephlondon.com
who’s who in avenue q Joel Oramas (Trekkie Monster)
Joel is a 3rd-year MFA candidate at UF from Connecticut. NYC credits: The Will of Love (Shell Theater and HBO Studio), Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano. (TBG Theater), and a solo performance at INTAR. UF credits: Measure for Measure (Claudio), A Servant to Two Masters (Florindo), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Picasso), Tick, tick... BOOM! (Jon) and You Can’t Take it With You (Donald). Other credits include Seussical the Musical (The Cat in the Hat), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe).
Marissa Toogood (Bad Idea Bear, Mrs. T)
Marissa is a graduate from Florida School of the Arts and the University of Florida, with her BFA in Musical Theatre. UF Theatre: Urinetown (Hope Cladwell) and Chicago (Hunyak). Florida Players: Floyd Collins (Nellie Collins) and A New Brain (Nancy D., Waitress). Florida School of the Arts credits include The Passion of Dracula (Wilhelmina Murray), Kindertransport (Eva), The Trojan Women (Helen), and You Can’t Take It With You (Olga). Film: Ugly Girls (Jane).
PRODUCTION TEAM Nichole Hamilton* (Stage Manager) Nichole is thrilled to be a part of the Hippodrome family and to participate in its exciting 40th anniversary! Nichole stage managed Venus in Fur and A Christmas Carol (20102012) at the Hippodrome and has performed numerous roles onstage, most recently as Maid Marian in Robin Hood and Ellen in King o’ the Moon. As a stage manager, Nichole freelanced for numerous companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Credits include 2005 San Francisco World Music Festival (Dog Door Productions), 2004 Mariachi Festival (Mexican Heritage Plaza), Candide, Tosca, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Un Ballo (Festival Opera), Drive my Coche, Lady from Havana (Teatro Vision), and W;T, The Laramie Project, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Bus Barn Stage Company). Nichole is an actor, director, theatre instructor and self-proclaimed comedienne. Nichole holds an MFA from the University of Florida and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
MARILYN A. WALL (Costume Designer-in-Residence) Marilyn Wall is a co-founder of the Hippodrome, where she is Artistic Associate and Costume Designer-in-Residence. She has designed and built costumes for more than 350 professional
who’s who in avenue q productions for the stage and for film. Her stage designs have been seen in San Diego, Boston, Denver, Connecticut, New York, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Toronto. In the film world she has designed costumes and makeup for: A Flash of Green, with Ed Harris; Shimmer, with MaryBeth Hurt; Ruby in Paradise, with Ashley Judd; Gathering Evidence, with Angelina Jolie; Miami Hustle, with Kathy Ireland; and Ulee’s Gold, with Peter Fonda and Patricia Richardson. Ms. Wall has also served as a designer for Phil Donahue, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Todd Field, Joan Steffend, Scott Simon, and Travis Tritt, and is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her design work on Salsa, a national television children’s series. She received an Audelco Award nomination for her original costume design for Cookin’ at the Cookery and a Beverly Hills/ Hollywood Theatre Award nomination for Best Costume Design. She designed puppets and costumes for the children’s television series called OrganWise Guys. Marilyn was the invited artist for HGTV White House Christmas Special 2003-2005. Marilyn was awarded a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in 2009.
Robert P. Robins (Lighting Designer) Bob is a Lighting Designer and educator based in Gainesville, Florida. He is proud to be a part of the Hippodrome’s 40th anniversary season. Bob has designed lighting, engineered live sound mix and sound equipment design and installation, and stage managed over 400 productions with the Hipp, since their first collaboration, Revenge of the Space Pandas, in 1980. Prior to 2008, Bob held the title of Lighting Designer-in-Residence/ Audio Production, a position he held for over 23 years. Bob also held the title of Rental Manager, wrote rental policy, procedures, and contracts; Safety Officer, wrote safety and emergency preparedness policy and programs and trained all employees in the area of safety and worker’s rights. Bob is an Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College, teaching Stagecraft and working with the Fine Arts department as a Lighting Specialist. His recent teaching experience includes Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, Drury University, and Eastside High School. Bob’s work has been seen Off Broadway and regionally. He has designed lighting for over 600 hundred theatre, dance, industrial, and special events. Bob presents classes, training, and workshops for a wide variety of schools and organizations. He has certification as a Professional Educator in the state of Florida, is an Actors’ Equity Association Stage Manager, and proudly holds a BFA in Theatre Production from the University of Florida. See more of Bob’s work at robertrobins.com.
KENT BARRETT (Scenic Designer) Kent Barrett is thrilled to be teamed up again with Lauren Caldwell and the Hippodrome. Kent is a New York-based multidisciplinary designer and artist. He is an associate member with The Wooster Group and artistic associate with Rocky Mountain Rep. Kent has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway, regionally and internationally in a variety of capacities. Previous designs at the Hippodrome include: King o’ the Moon, Venus in Fur, Over the Taven, The Turn of the Screw, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Defiance, Around the World in 80 Days, Dracula, End Days, Serendib, The 39 Steps, Sirens, and The Marvelous Wonderettes.
Michael A. Eaddy (Production Manager/Technical Director) This is Michael’s 13th season at the Hippodrome. Michael worked on 22 Mainstage productions as Master Carpenter, and since January 2002, as Technical Director/ Production Manager. Michael is also the Hippodrome’s Resident Photographer and has been promotional and archival photographer for more than 80 Mainstage productions. He is known in the area for
who’s who in avenue q his fine woodworking as well as his award-winning photography. His work can be found in galleries in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. Set design credits include: 2 Pianos 4 Hands, The Dead Guy, The Chosen, Gutenberg! The Musical, Shipwrecked, and Up. See Michael’s work at michaelaeaddyphotography.com
Risa J. Baxter (Assistant Production Manager/Resident Sound Designer) Risa is excited to be in her 7th season with the Hippodrome. Her sound designs include Robin Hood, King O’ The Moon, Venus in Fur, Other Desert Cities, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Over the Tavern, Sirens, The Turn of the Screw, The 39 Steps, Serendib, End Days, This Wonderful Life, Dracula, Boeing Boeing, Around the World in 80 Days, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Mindgame, Up, Shipwrecked!, Eurydice, The Glass Menagerie, The Woman in Black, Suddenly Last Summer, The Dead Guy, Night of the Living Dead, Smell of the Kill, and Alice in Wonderland, and co-designs for Defiance, Doubt and The Pursuit of Happiness. Prior to her time at the Hippodrome, Risa worked in New York City on the Off-Broadway show People are Living There and on several shows with the award-winning Transport Group.
BLU FOGARTY (Properties Design) Blu Fogarty is a Prop Master, and you’ll see his handiwork in all of the shows this season at the Hippodrome. Though he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in stage management, he’s performed in different shows at Universal Studios, been an entertainment technician at Disney World, choreographer, fighter, and trapeze artist at medieval fairs. He has also stage managed at Busch Gardens and the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. He hopes to some day tour his charity rock operetta, The Bacchanal Carnival, using the proceeds for the needs of the communities it travels through.
Bryan Mercer (Musical Director) Bryan, a native of Ocala, returns to the HIPP after the success of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Trailer Park, College: The Musical, and SHOUT! He has been known to Atlanta audiences for over thirty years as an actor, singer, director, designer, painter, and served as puppeteer, composer, musician and musical director for 15 years at the internationally acclaimed CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS. Bryan has helmed over 120 musicals and looks forward to a production of To Kill a Mockingbird using the music of Stevie Wonder this July, Hunger Games: The Concert, and “the Scottish play” this fall at Emory University. He has acted with Richard Widmark, Faye Dunaway and Neal Patrick Harris, danced with RuPaul, sung with Peter Ustinov and partied with Eartha Kitt. He hopes to complete his book soon about growing up in the Ocala National Forest entitled QUICKSAND.
Darrin pufall (Puppet Designer) Mr. Pufall proudly holds an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Theatre/ Costume Design for Boise State University. Recent and favorite theatrical productions include: Noises Off (The Idaho Shakespeare Festival); The Cherry Orchard, Gracie and the Atom, All My Sons, (Artists Repertory Theatre); The Gondoliers, Yeomen of the Guard, The Mikado, A Little Night Music, The Pirates of Penzance (Mock’s Crest Productions); James Joyce’s The Dead,
who’s who in avenue q The Double Inconstancy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Reed College); Our Town, The Man of Mode, Waiting for Godot, Vincent in Brixton, Hello, Dolly!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (University of Florida); The regional premiere of Avenue Q, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Funny Girl (Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, New York). Darrin was recently recognized with a 2010 Portland Drammy Award and a Portland Area Musical Theatre Award (PAMTA) for his work on A Little Night Music (Mock’s Crest Productions, 2009). For more information please visit: pufallcostumedesign.com
stephanie lynge (Choreographer) Stephanie Lynge is a 3rd year MFA in Acting at UF; Acting credits include: Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Sugarbowl, u/s Mrs. Potts and Wardrobe). National Tours: Mamma Mia (Ensemble, u/s Donna, Rosie), She Loves Me (Amalia). Off-Broadway: Three Penny Opera (Polly.) Regional: Showtune (Pasadena Plyhs), A Little Night Music (Goodspeed), Lend Me A Tenor (Mountain Playhouse), Empire (Husdon-LA). Directing/Choreography credits include: Tick Tick Boom (Constanz), Ancient History (45th St Theater, NY), Oklahoma (CCP).
clinton thornton (Puppetry Coach) Clinton Wade Thornton is an Atlanta based theater professional with experience in many disciplines, including 14 years of artistic association (performance, directing, writing) with the Center for Puppetry Arts, internationally renown for it’s innovative work in puppetry. In addition to work at the Center, Clinton has portrayed the Monster in Jon Ludwig’s Frankenstein, produced at Theater Emory; he is also the recipient of a Suzi Bass Award (Atlanta’s professional theater awards) as Outstanding Director of a Musical for A Year with Frog and Toad, produced at Synchronicity, and has directed several professional productions in Atlanta and the Southeast, including productions at Theatre in the Square, Alliance Theater Acting Program, Theatrical Outfit, and Horizon Theatre. Upcoming projects in include directing Macbeth at Theater Emory.
special thanks to the team from the university of florida school of theatre and Dance jerry dickey, director Todd Bedell (Master Electrician, UF), Tony Berry (Master Carpenter, UF), Kate Glennon (Costume Studio Manager, UF), Zak Herring (Technical Director, UF), Sarah White (UF SoTD Director of Operations), Julia Levault (Assistant Lighting Designer, UF), Erica basomb (Costumes), Anthony Bido (Sound Operator), Elizabeth Frith (Puppet Wrangler), Zachary Ryan (Costumes). Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.
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Corporate Sponsors The commitment of the corporate community is critical for the Hippodrome to sustain its highly acclaimed productions and programs. To learn more about corporate partner opportunities contact Carol Brew at (352) 373-5968x217 or send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS $20,000 + Mike and Phyllis Warren of AMJ, Inc. Ken and Linda McGurn Arlington Square Apartments The Collier Companies Gainesville Today Magazine Gainesville Television Network K-Country and Wind FM The Independent Florida Alligator 98.5 KTK and 97.3 The Sky Our Town and Senior Times Magazine WNFB Mix 94.3 and WDSR 1340 AM New Horizons Computer Learning Center Themeworks, Inc.
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Donors The Hippodrome thanks its many donors for contributing to our 40th Anniversary Season! Listed below are those who have given before March 20, 2013. Stage Legend | $1,500 + Sally Foote Charlene Cherry Roberta & Chris Forsmark Keith and Jill Herndon D.A Fosser Suzann Redavid John Freeman David & Regina Richardson Richard & Justine Fry Quinn Family Charitable Foundation Inc Steven George Jesse Gregory Director | $1,000-$1,499 Tiffany Griffith Wayne & Penny Archer Dekela & Rodger Hadley William Bryson Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Hendeles Debbie & Michael Conlon Nace Hopple Jane & Tim Fitzpatrick Doug Hornbeck Dick & Caren Gorenberg Richard Howard Benjamin & Joyce Gorman Carolyn & Donald Jackson Charles & Judella Haddad The Jelks Family Foundation Kerry D. Henderson Gerald Jenkins Joseph & Lucille Little Liz & Bill Jones Anne Margolias Dr. Kim Kazimour Dr. & Mrs. Melvin Rubin Gerald & Kathryn L. Kidder Kurt & Anna Killingsworth Leading Role | $500-$999 Robert Kolinski Catheleen Blagay John & Carol Koogler Phoebe H. Bowers* Cheryl LaMay G & S Corporation & the Haddad Family Deborah Lambert Gerri & Ira Gessner Michelle Leblanc Anonymous Carol Riggall Locascio Lauren Hannahs Lawrence Lokken Laurel Housden “Mr. & Mrs. R.O. Manasco, Jr.” Keith & Sue Legg Richard Mankin & Valentina Komaniecka Gary McGill Ernest & Florence Mazzaferri Kenneth & Colleen Rand Jean & Peter McCall Albert Rawson Martin & Pamela McMahon “Marvin M. Slott, D.D.S., P.A.” Carol Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Stern Judge Karen Miller Mary Trew Ms. Chris M. Morris* Timothy Tucker Richard & Joanna Morrow Cindy White Arnost & Susan Neugroschel Edward & Kate Wilkinson Marjorie & Neil Opdyke David Young & Elizabeth Adams* Wendy Person “Linda Phenix, in Memory of Elinor Bak Supporting Role | $100-$499 Who Loved Your Theatre” Bryce & Catherine Ackerman Ann & Richard Powell Charles & Janet Allen Robert A. & Sandra S Purcell Tim Altmeyer* Shirley Regis Steve & Mary Austin Michael & Jaquie Resnick “Dr. Joseph Bak, in Memory of Elinor Bak Tom Rider Who Loved Your Theatre” Marina H. Rojas Walter & Pamela Barry Ric & Isa Rose* L.J Beerepoot Sharon Sarazin Karin Blaquier Jim & Carol Sarisky Linda Boyles & William Houde Katrina Schwartz Brenda Breil Michael & Karan Schwartz John Brinsko James Schweder Dr.’s Tom & Mary B. Brown Heidi Schwiebert Phil & Joyce Carta Joy & Richard Segall Alicia Churchill Jani & Peter Sherrard Thomas Cochran Staci Shore Dr. & Mrs. Howard L. Cohen Elizabeth Simpson Janet & Neal Cohen Tom & Betsy Simpson Jennifer Cohen Eileen McCarthy Smith Charna & Stuart Cohn Halbert & Ruth Smith Richard Courmettes Ms. Jan Snyder Sally Dawson Trish Sokol J. Lee & Barbara K. Dockery Wendell & Sandra Stainsby Cheryl & Paul Doering Dorie Stein Dr. Paul & Polly Doughty Betsy Styron Dr. Daniel & Lisa Duncanson Teresa Tift Donald & Mary Lou Eitzman Jane Townsend Mary Ellen & Maywood Ellifritt Sam & Lee Ulbing Bill Elliott Dr. & Mrs. Martin Vala Fonda Davis & John Eyler Zev & Alina Wajsman John & Fonda Davis Eyler Carol & John Walker
Carl & Brenda Walls Dorothy & Reid Wentz Louise & Larry Werner Ken Wald & Robin West Mary & Neil White Audrey Wiesenfeld “R. Stan Williams, M.D.” Merry Lynne Wilson Mary Lou Winn Gene Witmer Norma & John Wyckoff Betty Young Mike Zaveta Carole Zegel Ensemble | $50-$99 Mary Arditti Beverly Bartlett James Clugston Kathleen Davis Carole Deuel Connie & Bill Dunn Pete & Pat Firmat Kathy Fisher Marcia Foresman Catherine Fraser Howard Freeman Lucy Goddard-Teel Mark & Elaine Green Fred & Patricia Gregory David & Wendy Harvey Charles Head Andrew Hirshik Joann & Gary Ihas Charles Jacobson Charles & Diane Jacobson F. Chandler & Kathy Jones Nina Kaharl Ronald Lease Anonymous Elizabeth B Mann Jeanie Marlowe Jess Gregory & Helen McCune John McGrath Joyce Mills Jeri-Lynn Minsavage Allan Moynihan Mr. & Mrs. Frank Nordlie Joakim Nordqvist H.S.& Susanne Pennypacker Leslye Pennypacker Cheryl Poe Veronica & Charles Ponzio Marion J. & Ellyn Radson Gail & Neil Rosin Paul Rothstein Art & Sue Sandeen Richard & Nancy Scheaffer Stuart & Geraldine Smith Andrew Steinberg Alice & John Stull Andrea Vandabosch Sidney Wade Renata Wajsman Isobelle & James Walker Rod & Elise Webb Norma Zabel Nadine Zemon Isobelle & James Walker Rod & Elise Webb Norma Zabel Nadine Zemon
H i p p o d r o me S t aff Producing Director Mary Hausch ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION
Dramaturg Assistant to the Artistic Director
Information Systems Director
Marilyn A. Wall
Director of Advertising & Marketing
Jessica Layne Hurov
Artistic Associate/ Costume Designer-in-Residence
Michael A. Eaddy
Technical Director/Production Manager Hippodrome Photographer
Nichole Hamilton Stage Manager
Risa J. Baxter
Assistant Production Manager Resident Sound Designer
Facilities Manager Director of Finance
Jennifer Moore Director of Grants
Rentals and Group Sales Manager
Art Gallery Manager
Shop Foreman Master Carpenter
Ken Brown Scenic Artist
Doris Edwards Leslie Klein Sarah Sinclair
INTERNS & APPRENTICES Melanie Brkich Marketing Intern Anna Dvorak Marketing Intern Blu Fogarty Properties Intern Marionne Gapuz Marketing Intern Kenny Smoak Company Manager Jessica Kreitzer Costume Intern Ashlyn King Education Intern Matthew Lindsay Education Intern Fernando Masterson Marketing Intern Calypso Meyers Education Intern Mariama Ndure Development Intern Kelli McAdams Graphic Design Intern Erin Connelly Assistant Stage Manager Ethan Perry Marketing Intern Andrew Reid Marketing Intern Elizabeth Snow Education Apprentice Amanda Yanes Sound Engineer Intern
EDUCATION Marcia Brown Gabrielle Byam
Theatre Educators and Prevention Specialists
Katherine Delvaux Education Outreach Coordinator
HIPPODROME CINEMA Alisha Kinman Cinema Director
Jon Bremer Thad Walsh Projectionists
BOX OFFICE / BARTENDERS Rachel Riley Box Office Manager John Richter Box Office Supervisor Asher Brown-Pinsky Bartender Chelsea Collison Box Office Supervisor Mia Jones Box Office Staff Andrew Simler Bartender Shireen Taha Box Office Staff Mark Watson Box Office Staff
FRONT OF HOUSE Lynne Lowenthal House Manager Kate Phillips House Manager Daniela Gorny House Manager
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2013-2014 mainstage season DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon August 30-September 22; discount previews August 28 & 29 A major hit on Broadway and in London, this wildly funny sequel to Boeing-Boeing is an affair—or three!— to remember. Everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.
Zombie Town: a documentary play by Tim Bauer October 11-November 3; discount previews Oct 9 & 10 Join the walking dead of Harwood, Texas as a theatre troupe attempts to interview the survivors of its zombie apocalypse. This “mockumentary” play is a hilarious and hellacious satire of theatre, documentaries, and zombie madness.
Celebrate the holidays at The Hipp! A CHRISTMAS CAROL & A TUNA CHRISTMAS will be back to make your holiday season complete! Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire January 10-February 2, 2014; discount previews January 8 & 9 2011 Tony nominee for Best Play, Winner, NY Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. “Really, really funny. Painfully funny and gut-wrenchingly real.” (Washingtonian). “Wonderful. GOOD PEOPLE is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” (NY Post).
LEVELING UP by Deborah Zoe Laufer February 21-March 16, 2014; discount previews Feb 19 & 20 Three roommates and a girlfriend spend hours with their Xbox in the quest to level up, avoid things “IRL” (in real life) and engage in “RPG” (role playing games). To get paid to play games would be a dream come true, but when the government comes offering a seemingly dream job to one of the gamers, the line between reality and virtual reality gets rather fuzzy.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare April 11-May 4, 2014; discount previews April 9 & 10 William Shakespeare’s magical, fantastical adventure features a raging storm, shipwrecked royalty, a banished magician, and an island of unique spirits. An adventure for all ages!
SUMMER MUSICAL TBA - Opens May 30, 2014; discount previews May 28 & 29