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From the Artistic Director, Rick Fortney

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elcome to the 2013 – 2014 Season of Lorain County Metro Park’s and TrueNorth Cultural Arts Main Stage. This season features love, heroic, and classic stories with dynamic characters such as the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, the great green ogre, Shrek, migrant workers George and Lenny, and artist George Seurat. This season brings a variety of song, dance, and drama!

In addition to the Main Stage, we offer our Family Life Series featuring the Big Bad Wolf, a nervous first year teacher, pigs, spiders, and even a Cat in the Hat! Among all the cartoon and childhood characters we also meet Sadako and Kenji in a poignant and beautiful story of friendship and love. This coming month features the first of three TrueNorth Jamborees (Thursday, October 10) featuring an MC, pianist, catering by Deluca’s and an opportunity for musicians to try out new works and old favorites! Saturday, October 12th we will be hosting True North’s Ohio Writer’s Workshop. Schoolhouse Rocks, featuring 13 of our youth troupe, will run from October 18 – 27, complete with our Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail on October 26! November features A Taste of TrueNorth on Saturday, November 2. Come and experience highlights from the music, theatre and visual arts of TrueNorth, treating your taste buds to a night of the arts! The Last Keeper world premier commissioned play will take place in Pijor Hall November 8 – 17. Saturday, November 23 features our TrueNorth Big Band, TrueNorth Chorale and Chamber Orchestra at LCCC’s Stocker Center as we share in A Proclamation of Hope performing Sing for the Cure, raising funds and awareness for cancer, specifically through the Lorain County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. December celebrates the holiday through Shrek and The TrueNorth Christmas Cabaret. We honor the meaning of the Christmas season through our annual TrueNorth Christmas Concert, this year to be held at Avon Lake’s United Church of Christ.

From the Artistic Director, Rick Fortney The TrueNorth Big Band is featured monthly at DeLuca’s Place in the Park, first Sunday of each month, for the TrueNorth Big Band Brunch, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come experience great food and fellowship along with performance and dancing experiencing the smooth jazz sounds from the big band era. We invite you to visit us daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The TrueNorth Gallery features original art from over 40 local artists. Please consider supporting our artists and the Center next time you need that special, original gift for your home or a loved one. We also have art featured at Mercy Health and Recreation Center in Amherst and outdoor art at Miller Preservation in Avon. Man of La Mancha is one of my favorite musicals … great music and a thought provoking story line. I had the opportunity to be in Man of La Mancha while at Bowling Green State University back in 1981. The experience truly enriched my life as a performer and holds a significant piece for my personal development as an artist. My sincere hope is that here at French Creek Nature and Arts Center we can provide such experiences today for the upcoming generations. My thanks to our Production Team, Staff, Musicians, Crew and Actors. You have blessed my life in bringing this story to life yet again … may the stars never seem unreachable … with hard work, perseverance, love and dedication...strive... you may find no dream is impossible! As you can see, a lot is taking place daily here. It is our hope that you will be our guest again and again as we celebrate the arts, either as patron or participant; there is a place for you! Thank you for attending, enjoy the show.

Rick Fortney Artistic Director TrueNorth Theatre / French Creek Nature and Arts Center


TrueNorth Cultural Arts presents

Written by Dale Wasserman

Music by John McDaniel

Lyrics by Joe Darion Original Production Staged by Albert Marre For the best in Performing, Visual and Cultural Arts

The Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College

• Performing Artists Series • Student Matinee Series • Film Series • Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery • Arts & Humanities Division performances For performance info, call (440) 366-4040 or visit www.stockerartscenter.com 1005 N Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035

Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James

Directed by DOUGLAS F. BAILEY II

Assisted by SARAH NICHOLAS

Musical Direction by MATT GRITTNER

Choreography by THERESA M. PEDONE

Fight Choreography by DICK REISS Man of La Mancha is performed with permission from TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 LEXINGTON AVE. NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022 USA


Staff

Cast & Crew Actors

*Actors are listed alphabetically* Alex Craig................................................................Pedro/Moor Will Crosby............................................Barber/Guitarist/Moor Rocky Encalada.................................Housekeeper/US Aldonza Rick Fortney...............................................Governor/Innkeeper Samuel Griffin...................................................................Padre Dave Hopkins............................................Juan, Moor/Prisoner Luke Jorgensen........Tenorio/Gypsy/Captain of the Inquisition Wade Kelley........................................Don Quixote/Cervantes Caitlin Reilly................................................Aldonza/Prisoner Dick Reiss.....................................................Duke/Dr. Carrasco Jacqueline Scheufler.........................................................Maria Steven Schurger..................................................Anselmo/Moor Sarah Slagle......................................Fermina/ Moorish Dancer Liam Stringer.....................................................Muleteer/Moor Dave Strong..............................................Paco, Horse/Prisoner Michelle Unger....................................................Antonia/Moor Michael Wiley............................................Sancho/Manservant

Production Team

Douglas F. Bailey II...................................................Director Sarah Nicholas.......Stage Manager/Assistant Director/Props Matthew Grittner.........................................Musical Director Dick Reiss......................Scenic Designer/Technical Director/ Costume Assistant Barbara Reiss.......................Costume Designer/Scenic Artist Patrick Ciamacco.......................................Lighting Designer Stan Kozak.....................................................Sound Designer Rick Fortney..................................................Artistic Director Brian Bowers..................Marketing/Photography/Volunteers

TrueNorth Staff

Founder/Artistic Director.............................................................Rick Fortney Cultural Arts Programmer/Family Life...................................Brian McNally Administrative Assistant...........................................................Nancy Spencer Box Office/Front Desk................................Brian Bowers, Melody Penfound Gallery Manager..........................................................................Susan Schauer Gallery Assistant-ceramics, glassware, and jewelry............... Teresa Hoenig Greeters, Ushers, and Concessions...............................Friends of TrueNorth Financial Secretary/Accountant...................................................William Voit

TrueNorth Board of Directors

Acting President/Secretary.........................................................Teresa Hoenig Treasurer.......................................................................................Bob Kenderes Board Members..................................Rick Fortney, K.C. Zuber, Hu Auburn

French Creek Nature and Arts Center

Assistant Park Manager ...............................................................Keith Brown Cultural Arts Manager / Site Manager ......................................Rick Fortney Ranger Supervisor / Park Manager.......................................... Brian Holmes Senior Naturalist....................................................................... Aimee Potonic Cultural Arts Programmer........................................................Brian McNally

Lorain County Metro Parks

Director.......................................................................................James Ziemnik Assistant Director....................................................................Jennifer Bracken Operations Supervisor.....................................................................Paul Hruby Chief Naturalist......................................................................Grant Thompson

Lorain County Metro Parks Board of Park Commissioners

Chairman .......................................................................Mr. Robert Campana Board Members...............................Mr. Fred Alspach, Ms. Cookie McLoda


Director’s Notes To Every Man His Dream The story of Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, is well-known across the world. Man of La Mancha has been bringing this familiar Spanish novel to life for audiences since 1965, when it won 5 Tony awards. As I have poured over the script to prepare for directing this incredibly influential piece of American musical theatre history, I have found that I am consistently drawn to one idea: “to each his Dulcinea,” a simple sentence essentially translating to the song’s subtitle, “to every man his dream.” As people, we are all entitled to dreams, and to strive to better ourselves or our circumstances. Every dream is different, every dream is worth striving for, and every dream is special, because every dream is a dream. I encourage everyone to listen carefully to the words of Quixote, and heed them when he vows his dedication to the quest and “reach the unreachable stars”.

Man of La Mancha


Song List

Song List

Musical Numbers

Musical Numbers

Overture..........................................................Orchestra Man of La Mancha...............................Don Quixote &

The Abduction..................Anselmo, Pedro, and Fermina The Impossible Dream (first reprise).......Don Quixote Man of La Mancha (first reprise).............Don Quixote Moorish Dance (instrumental)......................Orchestra Aldonza..............................................................Aldonza A Little Gossip...................................................Sancho Dulcinea (reprise)...............................................Aldonza The Impossible Dream (reprise)...............Don Quixote Man of La Mancha (reprise)....................Don Quixote,

Sancho Panza It’s All the Same...................Aldonza & the Muleteers Dulcinea...................Don Quixote, Anselmo & Muleteers I’m Only Thinking of Him............................Antonia, Padre and Housekeeper We’re Only Thinking of Him................Dr. Carrasco, Padre, Antonia and Housekeeper I Really Like Him..............................................Sancho What Does He Want of Me?.........................Aldonza Little Bird, Little Bird.............Cervantes, Anselmo, Pedro & Muleteers Barber’s Song......................................................Barber Golden Helmet of Mambrino.............Don Quixote, Barber, Sancho & Muleteers To Each His Dulcinea.........................................Padre The Impossible Dream.............................Don Quixote The Combat (instrumental)..........................Orchestra Knight of the Woeful Countenance....Innkeeper & Chorus

Sancho & Aldonza The Psalm................................................................Padre

Finale Ultimo: The Impossible Dream (reprise)

Full Company

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Biographies Alex

Craig

(Pedro/ Prisoner/ Gypsy/ Knight Attendant) is appearing in his 4th production onstage at True North. Previously he was seen as David (Freedom Train), West Side Story (Chino), and Happy Days (Jumpy/ Mac/Bully/Big Bopper). He has also been seen at Elyria High in Music Man (Harold Hill), Bad Seed (Leroy), and the King and I (King) amongst others. Alex also has performed with LCMT in A Chorus Line (Richie), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Naphtali/ Apache Dancer), Chicago (Fred Casely), and Hairspray (Seaweed). He would like to thank his mother and family for their constant support of his dreams. Enjoy the show.

Will

Crosby

(Barber/Guitarist/ Moor) is in his TrueNorth Cultural Arts debut; Will is very excited to be a part of this wonderful production. Some of Will’s favorite past roles include The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Harry Macaphee in Bye Bye Birdie, Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors, Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, and The Mysterious Man in Into the Woods. Will is a freshman at Cleveland State University majoring in Theater Arts. During his time at Lakewood High

School, Will was in Chamber Choir and played the Bass in Symphonic Orchestra. Will was also a frequent performer in the youth program at the Beck Center for the Arts. Will would like to thank Doug and Matt for all the direction, his parents for the support, and his fellow cast and crew for all the great memories. Will wants to dedicate this performance to his barber Joe, Thanks for all the haircuts and inspiration. TPOG! R o c k y E n c a l a d a (Housekeeper/ US Aldonza) is happy to be part of Man of La Mancha. Originally from Miami, FL, she was the Artistic/ M a n a g i n g Director of Studio 305 Blackbox in Lakeland, FL, before moving to study and earn her MFA in Acting from Kent State University. A multifaceted theatre person, she has worked as a performer, director, dialect coach, and designer. Some of her favorite theatre moments include roles in Blood Brothers (Narrator), West Side Story (Rosalia), and Laundry and Bourbon (Hattie); serving as dialect coach for last season’s Dobama production of Motherf***er with the Hat, and asst. directing Quilters, alongside Terri Kent at Weathervane Playhouse. When not onstage, she works as a Standardized Patient Trainer for the Cleveland Clinic, coaches numerous young actors in the area, reads voraciously, and spends time

Biographies relaxing and joking with her husband, Eric, about their four cats. Next up, she will be taking on the role of Mae in the original play Donegal Lace at the Columbia Ballroom. She would like to thank Eric for his love and support; Kay and Kayla for pushing her to get back on stage; and all her students for always making her want to do better. Rick Fortney (Governor/ Innkeeper) is the Founder and Executive Director of TrueNorth Cultural Arts, Artistic Director to the TrueNorth Theatre and Cultural Arts Manager for the Lorain County Metro Parks. He previously served as the Director of Choral Activities at Cleveland’s John Marshall High School (2000 – 2008) Minister of Music at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Amherst (2007 – 2009), Director of Music and Creative Arts Ministries at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Bay Village (1999 – 2006), and Director of Worship Ministries / Minister of Music at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village (1990 – 1999). His professional singing resume includes performances with New York Choral Artists, Musica Sacra, Trevor Pinnock’s Classical Band Chorus, The New York Concert Singers, The Juilliard Singers, The National Chorale, The David Dussing Singers, and featured Soloist within the Calvary Baptist Chamber Concert Series. Theatrically he was Spirit McCoy in

The Hatfield’s and McCoy’s in Beckley, West Virginia outdoor theatre; worked with American Entertainment, singing at Convention Shows, State Fairs and Cruise Ships for a number of years; and was in the opera chorus for three seasons with Director Peter Sellers while living in New York City. Since returning to Ohio he has been with Mighty Goliath Productions, Huntington Playhouse, and ACT of Brunswick; as an active chorister, he has been a member of CleveWest Music Consorte, and The Canterbury Singers, USA with which he has sung several choral residencies at Cathedrals throughout England. Rick received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts Degrees from Bowling Green State University. Samuel Griffin (Padre) Before appearing on stage at TrueNorth T h e a t r e , Samuel has had several notable performances; In 2012, he portrayed Lamar in Olde Towne Hall’s award winning Show Godspell. Prior to 2012, Samuel had performed under the UR-STAR Entertainment / Universal Music Recording Label, where he worked alongside Grammy Award Winning Producers – The Berman Brothers. In 2005, Samuel received a Gene Kelly Nomination from the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera for his performance as Ali Hakim in Oklahoma. He would like to thank his wife, daughter, and parents


Biographies for all of their continuous love and support over the years, and for helping him reach the unreachable star.

Dave Hopkins

(Juan, Moor/ Prisoner) is thrilled to be making his TrueNorth debut in this remarkable production of Man of La Mancha. P r e v i o u s l y, Dave has appeared in Ragtime (J.P. Morgan), Children of Eden (Ensemble) and Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris (Various Roles) at Near West Theatre and in 1776 (Dr. Lyman Hall) at Huntington Playhouse. Dave will also be appearing in the Cleveland debut of A Christmas Story: The Musical, opening in November, at Near West Theatre. Dave dedicates his performance this evening to his many friends who have encouraged him in his theatrical pursuits and have come out to watch him “go for it” numerous times. Foremost of all, Dave hopes you enjoy the show and thanks you for supporting live theater! Luke Jorgensen (T enorio /G ypsy / Captain of the Inquisition) is happy to return to TrueNorth for his second play ever! He was Potsie in TrueNorth’s musical Happy

Days this past summer and is thrilled to be back at TrueNorth for another musical! He is currently a sophomore at Avon Lake High School and enjoys being in the Da Cantari Choir. He would like to thank his fellow cast members for giving him a great environment to explore, learn and grow. A special thanks to Alex Craig for being a great mentor again and to Douglas F. Bailey II for giving him this opportunity. Wade Kelley (Don Quixote/ Cervantes) is happy to be returning to Ohio, where he gave many of his early performances in Tecumseh, Cedar Point’s Centennial Theater, and King’s Island’s Yabba Dabba Doo Caperoo... where he kidnapped Fred Flintstone 5 times a day! He is also happy to return TrueNorth, after 14 years, when he was in the Christmas cabaret Let It Snow. Wade has performed in theaters, nightclubs... throughout the US doing comedies, musicals, singing groups, improvisation, sketch and stand-up comedy, and is also a singer-songwriter with many original recordings. His television and film credits include Reba, Curb your Enthusiasm, the independent comedy: Punching the Clown, and the horror classic, MINDKILLER! Wade would like to thank his good friend Rick Fortney for the opportunity of playing this great role, in one of his favorite musicals Man of La Mancha.

Biographies Caitlin Reilly (Aldonza/ Prisoner) is delighted to be making her TrueNorth Cultural Arts debut with Man of La Mancha! Her local credits include Legally Blonde (Grace Farrell), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), and Legally Blonde (Elle Woods) at Beck Center. Regional favorites are Oklahoma (Ado Annie), 25th Annual... Spelling Bee (Olive), Picnic (Millie), Lydia (Cecilia Flores), and Annie Get Your Gun (Minnie Oakley). Caitlin is a proud graduate of UArts and member of Actor’s Equity Association. Gratitude to Doug, Sarah, Matt, and Theresa!

Dick

Reiss

(The Duke/ D r.Carrasco /T he Knight of the Mirrors) is theatre professional with nearly 40 years experience in all facets of production. He has an MFA in Acting, a certificate in Stage Scenery Construction and will soon complete a MLS in Teaching and Directing Shakespeare. He has designed and built many productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Dark of the Moon, The Sound of Music and A Christmas Carol. He has served as a set carpenter and

prop maker for the Austin Lyric Opera and Love Creek Productions (in NYC) as well as five major motion pictures. Recently, Dick has served on the theatre faculty of Kent State University, Glenville State College and currently at Ashland University. Some of his favorite roles include Chebutykin in Three Sisters, and Henry II in The Lion in Winter. He and his wife Barbara, (an MA in Theatre Studies) are the co-founders and directors of The Ohio Youth Shakespeare Festival. They are currently writing a book devoted to teaching the works of William Shakespeare through performance. Jacqueline S c he u f l e r (Maria) is thrilled to be making her TrueNorth stage debut in Man of La Mancha. Some of Jacqueline’s past theatrical roles include Treva in Gulf View Drive (Clague Playhouse), the Beatnik Chick in Hairspray (The Ritz Theatre), Mme Thenardier’s understudy in Les Miserables (OPA), and Fastrada in Pippin (Heidelberg University). When she’s not onstage, Jacqueline works at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. Jacqueline would like to thank Douglas, Sarah, Matt, Theresa, and Dick for the opportunity to be a part of this show. She would also like to thank the cast for all the laughs during the entire process. Finally, she would like to thank her family and friends for all the support.


Biographies Steven Schurger (A nselmo /M oor ) is very excited to return to True North, where he previously was seen in Big River as Silas Phelps. In recent years, he has also appeared in Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and Measure for Measure, and Near West Theatre’s productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Children of Eden. He would like to thank and his family, Sharron, and Jazmine. Sarah Slagle ( F e r mi n a / Moorish Dancer) is thrilled to be making her TrueNorth debut and get to spend time with this truly amazing group of people. She is a current senior at Fairview High School and is embarking her journey into the big bad world of college and professional auditions this year. Sarah has most recently been seen with Fairview Fine Arts and Theatre Shrek the Musical (Queen Lillian & Mama Bear), The Beck Center for the Arts Bye Bye Birdie (Mae Peterson) and Avenue Q (Boy Bad Idea Bear/ Kate Understudy). Some of her favorite roles include Into the Woods (Jack’s Mother) and Park and Recreation (Dewayne Bean) at Fairview High School. Sarah

would like to thank her parents, for all of their love and support, the cast and production staff, for all of their amazing work and ridiculousness and Caitlin, for bringing her into this production. Thank you for coming, enjoy the show! Liam Stringer (Muleteer/Moor) is excited to be making his second appearance at TrueNorth in this production of Man of La Mancha. Liam is a sophomore at Lakewood High School and has previously appeared in Happy Days: A New Musical (Chachi Arcola) at TrueNorth, Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble) with the Lakewood High Barnstormers, King Artie (as the title character) at Garfield Middle School and The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble) at Beck Center. Liam also is a vocal and guitar student at School of Rock in Rocky River and has performed in many showcase concerts and events in various musical styles. Liam dedicates this show to his family and friends Dave Strong Horse/ (Paco, Prisoner) is thrilled to be working with such a talented group of people at True North! Dave has appeared in many shows around

Biographies the Cleveland area including Hello Dolly, The Full Monty, The Music Man, Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma,The Christmas Schooner, and Annie Get Your Gun. Dave is also active in the area as a voice over artist for commercial and public service announcements and works as an on air talent for a weekly radio show. He thanks his family and friends for their support and hopes they have a great holiday season this fall. Michelle Unger (Antonia) is jazzed to join this wonderful cast for her first show at TrueNorth. Previously she has been seen as Meg Kincaid in Blank Canvas Theatre’s Merrily We Roll Along, along with Nancy in Oliver! and Evelyn Nesbitt in Ragtime at Near West Theatre, to name a few favorites. When offstage she drives long commutes to Kent State where she is brushing up on her English savvy to complete her writing portfolio and earn her BA. More love to her mom, dad, God and extended family (including “Uncle” Jay and “Aunt” Gayletypes) and Bri and Danielle, than a lifetime, much less a bio can express. Michael Wiley (Sancho/Manservant) is currently in his 3rd year of teaching vocal music at Timken Sr. High School in Canton, OH. He is a 2010 graduate of Kent State University obtaining his bachelor’s degree in music education and minoring in education. Michael

is currently working on his master’s degree in music education through Kent State University as well. Michael has performed in many venues throughout his career including being in the chorus for many shows for Opera Cleveland. He has also played lead roles for Kent State University’s opera program including “the defendant” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. Michael is very excited to be performing again in this production of Man of La Mancha.


Biographies Production Team Douglas F. Bailey II (Director) is happy to be returning True North Cultural Arts! Previously he has appeared on stage as Huck (Big River), William Barfee (...Spelling Bee), Matt (The Fantasticks), and Toad (A Year With Frog and Toad). He also had the great pleasure of making his Cleveland directorial debut at TNCA with Children of Eden. Recently, he has been seen on stage with The MAD Factory in Shrek: The Musical (Shrek), Mighty Goliath Productions in Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Blank Canvas Theatre in Working (Man 1), Psycho Beach Party (Kanaka) and Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Greenfelt/Biddle/ Kevin). Some of his favorite roles include, The Producers (Leo Bloom), ...Spelling Bee (William Barfee), Big River (Huck), and Urinetown: The Musical (Bobby Strong). He is elated to be associated with the amazing cast and production team of Man of La Mancha. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support and love, especially his best friend, Dan and absolutely brilliant lady, Sarah. As always, he dedicates his efforts in this production to his gorgeous daughter, Matilda, and to the memory of his late father, “The Silver Fox”. Sarah Lynne Nicholas (Stage Manager/ Assistant Director/Props Mistress) is thrilled to be returning to TrueNorth as a part of this all-around amazing

production! Other TrueNorth credits include 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Fantasticks, Children of Eden, The Secret Garden, and she served as the technical director for TrueNorth’s 2012 CenterStage summer camp. A graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, she has a BA in Theatre with a focus in Arts Management. She spent two years serving as resident stage manager at Dobama Theatre, and also has worked with the Academy for the Performing Arts at Chagrin Falls, Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory, Cassidy Theatre, Blank Canvas Theatre and Mighty Goliath Productions. She’d like to thank the cast and production team for making this such a wonderful experience, as well as her “Odd Couple” Doug and Dan for keeping her sane. Theresa M. Pedone (choreographer) is proud to be working with this enormously talented cast and crew! Theresa returns to TrueNorth after choreographing Children of Eden in 2012. Theresa has studied several disciplines of dance including jazz, contemporary, modern, ballet, tap, and AfroCuban with the Bourne Academy of Dance. In addition to performing throughout the country with the school’s dance troupe, Theresa worked as an instructor teaching a variety of classes to students ranging from toddlers to adults. She continued her training at Ohio University, The Dance Institute in Akron, BalletMet in Columbus and The Broadway Dance Center in New York. She has studied with several dance companies including The Martha Graham Dance Company, Joe Goode Performance Group, Hubbard Street, and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and performed in several

Biographies venues throughout the country including Dollywood Theme Park in Tennessee. Theresa would like to thank Doug, Matt, Sarah, Dick and Rick for their dedication to this show. Barbara Oleksa-Reiss (Costume Barbara graduated cum Designer) laude from Kent State University with a combined BA/MA in Theatre Studies and a minor in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, and is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Studies at Kent State. She has had several years of experience in all aspects of theatre, but definitely prefers working behind the scenes, especially in Directing, Stage Management, Costuming, and as a Scenic Artist. Barbara and her husband Dick Reiss are the co-founders of The Ohio Youth Shakespeare Festival. Matthew Grittner (Music Director) A senior at Baldwin Wallace, Matthew is excited for his first opportunity to work with TrueNorth Cultural Arts. After his summer music directing debut with The MAD* Factory, he is thrilled at the chance to meet and work with a new group of wonderful actors and musicians. He is very proud of the work everyone has put into Man of La Mancha and grateful for the support of our fantastic production team. Stan Kozak (Sound Design) currently in his twenty-seventh season at Great Lakes Theater, has more than 50 design credits include Bat Boy: The Musical,

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Comedy of Errors. Amadeus, You Can’t Take It With You, Private Lives, Into the Woods and the Tom Hanks’ benefit performances. His work in 1979 and 1981 with Geraldine Fitzgerald on Streetsongs at GLTF led to the original cast album. Mr. Kozak was the resident sound designer for four seasons at the Porthouse Theatre Company, including productions of Driving Miss Daisy, Niteclub Confidential and And a Nightingale Sang. His collaborations with Victoria Bussert at Baldwin-Wallace College include productions of Chess, Hair, Company, Cabaret, West Side Story, Tommy in Concert, Parade, the Ohio premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, and one of the first nonprofessional productions of Phantom of the Opera. For Cain Park, his design credits include Secret Garden, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Bat Boy, Tick, tick…Boom, Nine, The Wiz, Harold and Maude and Pippin. Mr. Kozak has also designed sound for Wit and Last Five Years for the Dobama Theater, Iolanthe and Sweeney Todd for the Cleveland Opera, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Forbidden Broadway SVU for the Hanna Theatre and A Shayna Maidel, Brooklyn Boy and Pangs of the Messiah for the JCC. He has served as sound designer for the AllCity Musical for the Cleveland school system for eight seasons. He also had the good fortune to have worked with Bebe Neuwirth in her concert performance for the Ideastream Gala in 2005. He was honored to be among the first group of LORT sound designers to achieve recognition in USA 829.


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“Take a Seat” Campaign

Don’t know what to get the special person for the Holidays? Help us make needed theatre improvements by purchasing a seat in Ewing Hall. Seats can be in your name, in honor or remembrance of someone special in your life, or a company or organization name. A brass plate will be engraved with that special name and be placed on the seat to remember the gift. Your gift will also be remembered on a wall plaque in the lobby at the center. All proceeds from the seat campaign will be used to make theatre improvements and for the operation of TrueNorth at French Creek To purchase, simply fill out the form below, and drop off or mail to:

Pricing varies by seat location: Center Section: $500 Left and Right Wings: $375

Seat Campaign French Creek Nature and Arts Center 4530 Colorado Ave. Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054

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2012-2013 Donors LEADERSHIP SPONSORS ($7,500 or more) Community Foundation of Lorain County The Morning Journal PRESENTING SPONSORS ($2500 - $7499) CenturyLink Emerson Charitable Trust Ford Motor Co. Fortney Family Foundation Hindmarsh Foundation Norton Family Foundation Safety Controls Technology MAJOR SPONSORS ($1000 - $2499) Steven Bridge D.M.R Management, Inc KeyBank Foundation Lorain County Community College Sherrill (Cookie) McLoda Ohio Arts Council P. C. Campana Stumphauzer and O’Toole, Attorneys at Law WOBL - AM WDLW - AM PODIUM PARTNERS ($500 - $999) Carole & C. James Bluhm Busch Funeral & Crematory Cleveland Clinic JoAnn & Rich DePolo Fitzgibbons Arnold & Co. Agency Cathy and Eric Harvey Kohl’s John & Wendy Kozel Lorain County Community College Lorain County Metro Parks Dan & Tammy Martin

Bob & Lynn Miller Oldcastle Architectural Bill Ott (in Memory of Carol Ott) Parsons Insurance Sharon Pervo Judy Reich (in memory of Bob Reich) Judy Schutz Jim & Karen Traxler CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($250 - $499) Jim & Rebecca Busch DeLuca’s Place in the Park John & Jennifer Ebenger FirstMerit Bank Gladys Flynn & Family (in memory of Howard Flynn) Mayor John & Christine Hunter Lorain County Joint Vocational School Darryl & Karen McCullough Mill Manor Care Center Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Church Peter Jewelers and Co. Amy & Matt Thompson CONCERTMASTERS ($100 - $249) Anonymous Arlene Cassara Dance & Theater Center Joseph & Sandra Agnello Ed & Rosemary Balchak Tom & Darlene Cetkosky Paul Balcom & Cathy Dietlin Joe Batcha Jennifer Bracken Louann Brenner Charlotte & Bruce Burge Mildred (Jean) Duerk (in memory of Walt Duerk) Crawford’s Trucking Christine & John England Rev. Jon Fancher

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2012-2013 Donors (cont.) CONCERTMASTERS (cont.) Jean A. Fischer (in memory of Delbert L. Fischer, M.D.) Friends of the Park in Avon Lake Bengt & Margerita Gerborg Griffith Paving, Inc. Caroline Hawes Health Care Corp. Teresa & Matthew Hoenig Jozef Janis Klingshirn Winery KS Associates, Inc. Agency Lakeland Health Agency Myron Martier Loretta Miller James & Karen Miraldi Benjamin & Jane Norton Sharon Pervo Carl & Ruth Prokop Harold & Virginia Renkel Carole Restifo Memorial Fund Lee and Holly Shrader (in memory of Alma Kinnard) Star Inc. John F. Stuart (in memory of JoAnn Stuart) Dennis Will, County Prosecutor Helen J. Woodward FRIENDS OF THE ARTS ($50 - $99) Anonymous Cathy & John Aldrich Fred Alspach Arkinetics Edward and Rosemary Balchak Rodney M. Beals Jennifer Bertoni Blakeslee Insurance Timothy Botts Marilynn Bronson

Peter Bronson Paul & Frances Burik Close Quarters Pub Lester C. Corrington (in memory of Eileen Corrington) Marilyn and Arthur Decker Jeryl Rae Denton Lawrence & Linda Dolinsky D.M.R. Management, Inc. Theodore Dylewski Bradford B. Elles Michael Farr Fit Mind Cleveland Gregory & Kathleen Freeh Doris Gaertner Sandi Gerhan Patrick and Laura Gerrasch James & Carolyn Griffen Brett Hall Charles and Joyce Hammer Glennie Hassen D.L. & Sharon Herzer Anita & Robert Hlava Ed & Muriel Homer Patricia Horton Mark & Michelle Kelly Kiwanis K-Cream Korner Holly Kowalski Marvin Krislov & Amy Sheon Peter and Sharon Kralt Peter Kratt Lakeside Credit Union Lakeland Health Care Corp. Vicki Luschek Leonard & Doris Lyle Robert & Dorothy MacIntyre Dan McDonnell Leslie McGinnis Vera McKlveen (in memory of George (Al) McKlveen)

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2012-2013 Donors (cont.) FRIENDS OF THE ARTS (cont.) Helen and Vary Mengle Carolyn Miller Loretta Miller Lillian Morisky Jane Mueller Sybil Mundy Mr. & Mrs. Gene Nickley Barb and Joe Noll Benjamin & Brenda Norton Novotny Catering Susan Otto Laurie Piskur Paul & Janice Peters Piano Keys Studio Denny & Bobbie Potonic Dudley & Mary Ann Price

The Saltzer Family Carol Schindler Craig & Elizabeth Shoemaker Gail Smith Matthew Smith Christian Stack Mark R. Stewart Roger and Linda Stewart Robert Taylor Bob and Adrienne Terleck Bill & Gail Thornhill Drago Vucic Dave & Gloria Weaver John & Marion Wesner Womadaughsis Alexander Zolli Iona Zvosek

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Introducing:

2013-2014 Season & Events Mainstage Theatre Man of La Mancha

Fridays & Saturdays – 7:30 pm Sunday Matinees – 3 pm Friday School Matinees – 10 am

Family Life Series

Red Riding Hood

Sept. 20 – Oct. 6, 2013

Little

Written by Dale Wasserman Music by Mitch Leigh Lyrics by Joe Darion

Dec. 6 – 22, 2013

A Thousand Cranes

Book by John Steinbeck

the musical

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine

By Kathryn Schultz Miller

Little Pigs

The

July 11 – 27, 2014

Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Based on the Twentieth Century Fox film Big, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg

Friday & Saturday – 7:30 pm Sunday Matinee – 3 pm

August 8 - 10, 2014

the Musical

Mar. 7 – 16, 2014

May 2 – 18, 2014

Theatre Camp Production

SeUSSiCAL

Written and composed by Seymour Barab Based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood

Book by: Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall and George Keating Music & Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe Based on an idea by: David McCall and television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe

Feb. 7 – 23, 2014

big

Sept. 13 – 15, 2013

Oct. 18 – 27, 2013

Music by Jeanine Tesori Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and book by William Steig

SUNDAY AYIN THErPARKK with i h George

Fridays & Saturdays – 6:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Matinees – 3 pm

LIVE in the TrueNorth Theatre Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Music by Stephen Flaherty | Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Co-Conceived by Eric Idle Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Mar. 28 – 30, 2014 By John Davies

May 30 – June 8, 2014 Adapted by Joseph Robinette Music and lyrics by Charles Strouse Based on the book by E.B. White

Commissioned Plays

November 8 - 17, 2013

The

LIVE in the Stanley Pijor Hall

Last Keeper By Lloyd Wilson

Sisters Forever The Burrell Family Letters

Fridays & Saturdays – 6:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Matinees – 3 pm

January 10 - 26, 2014 LIVE in the TrueNorth Theatre By Kelly Boyer Sagert

Fridays & Saturdays – 7:30 pm Sunday Matinees – 3 pm

Concert Series ‘Sing for the Cure’ Concert Christmas Cabaret

Christmas Concert

November 23, 2013 – 7:30 pm Stocker Center, Lorain County Community College $20 adults / $15 students

December 12 - 14, 2013 – 7:30 pm Miller Nature Preserve, Avon $16 adults / $10 students

TrueNorth Big Band

TrueNorth Chorale and Symphony Concert

March 22, 2014 – 7:30 pm French Creek Nature & Arts Center $18 Center Section / $16 Side Section / $10 Students

December 21, 2013 – 7:30 pm Avon Lake United Church of Christ $16 adults / $10 students

April 12, 2014 – 7:30 pm French Creek Nature & Arts Center $18 Center Section / $16 Side Section / $10 Students

TrueNorth Patriotic Concert July 3, 2014 – 7:30 pm Lakeview Park, Lorain FREE!

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