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University Opera Theatre • University Philharmonia Orchestra March 28 - 31, 2013 • Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre


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The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University Opera Theatre presents

Music by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Ariadne auf Naxos premiered at the Hoftheater in Stuttgart on October 25, 1912. Revised version at the Court Opera in Vienna on October 4, 1916.

Director Conductor Assistant Conductor Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Wig & Makeup Designer German Diction Coach Assistant Director Choreographer Repetiteurs Stage Manager

Kay Walker Castaldo Kamal Khan Elliot Moore ‡ Gary Decker Christianne Myers Rob Murphy Dawn Rivard Timothy Cheek Juan Hector Pereira Ron de Jesus Steven McGhee, Dylan Perez Laura Beth Cohen

Ariadne auf Naxos will be performed with one intermission. ‡ Elliot Moore will conduct the performance on Sunday, March 31, 2013. The performers in this production are students in the SMTD. The designers are faculty in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. Scenery, costumes, properties, sound, and lighting were realized by the students and staff of University Productions, the producing unit of the SMTD. Ticket sales assist in providing SMTD students with practical training experience before live audiences. Thank you for supporting our educational mission. Latecomers will be seated at a suitable break. As a courtesy to others, please set cellular phones and pagers to silent mode and refrain from texting during the performance. Photography, audio recording and videotaping of any kind are not permitted. A very special thanks to the Friends of Opera for their support and purchase of the student performer’s vocal scores for these performances. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance acknowledges the generosity of McKinley Associates, Inc. whose support has helped make this production possible.


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Cast of Characters March 28 & 30, 2013 March 29 & 31, 2013 Haushofmeister, the major domo..................Martin Walsh......................... Martin Walsh Lakai, his assistant...................................Jonathan Harris.............. Paul G.L. Grosvenor Musiklehrer, the music teacher.................... Isaac Droscha.......................... Jesus Murillo Komponist, the composer............ Katherine Calcamuggio.....................Elizabeth Galafa Perßckenmacher, a wig maker............ Jonathan Schechner............... Jonathan Schechner Tanzmeister, the choreographer...............Justin Berkowitz..................Nicholas Nestorak Offizier..................................................... Paul Brumfield.......................Paul Brumfield Tenor/Bacchus, a singer..................................Jesse Donner......................... Tshepo Moagi Primadonna/Ariadne, a singer....................Kimwana Doner........Antonina Chekhovskaya Zerbinetta, head of the comedy troupe......Leann Schuering...................... Jillianne Tucker Harlekin, a comedian.................................Nicholas Davis...................... Austin Hoeltzel Scaramuccio, a comedian.............................Jordan Harris...................... Michael Martin Truffaldin, a comedian......................................Ben Brady........................... Glenn Healy Brighella, a comedian.................................. Jonas Hacker.......................... Jacob Wright Najade, a nymph............................ Meghan McLoughlin..............Mary Claire Sullivan Dryade, a nymph...................................... Amanda Cantu.......... Stephanie Schoenhofer Echo, a nymph............................................. Olivia Betzen.............................Paige Lucas Reporter/Paparazzo/Spirit/Lover................................................................ Nathan Magyar Event Planners/Spirit/Lover....................................................................... Kevin Douglass Movers/Paparazzo/Spirit/Lover..................................................... Caleb Foote, Will Ropp Understudy: Zerbinetta — Mary Martin Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless an announcement is made at the time of the performance.

University Philharmonia Orchestra Violin... Jennifer Berg, Sophie Verhaeghe, Bram Margoles, Eun Jeong Choi, Gunnar Moll, Elizabeth Chertok Viola................................ Emmanuel Koh, Arian Shaw-Obasogie, Abigail Choi, Katelyn Hoag Cello..... Peter Garrett, Roberto Arundale, Kellen Degnan, Perri Cordray Bass.... Lauren Rodewald, Charlie Reischl Flute....Michael Avitabile, Shun Tien Hsu Oboe............... Travis Blume, Ross Garton Clarinet........Sam Mattenson, Sole Chang Bassoon.......James Onstott, Shawn Seguin Horn.................Jordan Miller, Luis Torres Trumpet..................................Bryan Jarvis

Bass Trombone.................Benjamin Zisook Percussion.......................Benjamin Krauss, Christina Manceor, August Pappas, Ye Young Yoon Harp....... Chanah Ambuter, Ariana Fuller Keyboards................................... Hong Ma, Steven McGhee, Dylan Perez Director of Orchestras........ Kenneth Kiesler Assoc. Dir. of Orchestras..... Christopher Lees Dir. of Ensemble Operations......Emily Avers Ensembles Prod. Coordinator...... Paul Feeny Equipment.................... Matthew Karatsu, Alex Robertson Personnel Manager Catherine Miller


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Synopsis PROLOGUE: The Battlefield of Money & Art The richest man in Vienna has commissioned a gifted young Composer to write a new opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, which will be presented this evening in honor of his newest art acquisition and for the entertainment of his guests. Preparations are under way as the opera singers discover to their consternation that a troupe of local hipster comedians is also scheduled to perform on the same program. How will the two shows possibly work together as one evening’s entertainment? Everyone’s confusion increases when they receive the news that since fireworks are set to go off at precisely nine o’clock that night, the two performances will have to take place simultaneously in order to save time. At first despairing of ever being able to present the opera as conceived, the Composer is eventually convinced by Zerbinetta, the free-thinking leader of the comedians, as the two of them collide and connect with each other. The Composer falls under her spell and, believing that music will always reign supreme, agrees to the proposed union of the two performances. OPERA As the opera begins, three nymphs—Najade, Dryade, and Echo—sing of the sorrow of Ariadne, who has been abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus. He brought her there after she helped him defeat the Minotaur at her father King Minos’s palace on Crete. Ariadne mourns her fate. Zerbinetta and her colleagues, notably Harlequin, try in vain to cheer Ariadne. Ariadne has loved one man and one man alone, now that he has abandoned her, she can hope only for death. Zerbinetta urges her to forget the ex and find another lover. She sings at length about her own experiences with men—she loves each one passionately then another always shows up, each seeming like a god at first blush. Ariadne remains steadfastly miserable until the nymphs announce the arrival of the youthful god Bacchus, wounded from his experience with the sorceress Circe. Both mistake the identity of the other — Bacchus believes Ariadne to be another enchantress while Ariadne persists in believing that he is the messenger of death, come to free her. He agrees that he will transform her, but through love, not death. In their final duet, both express wonder at the change occurring within them. Bacchus is amazed as he becomes the god he was destined to become and the lovers find themselves and their reality transformed. Zerbinetta points out that “a new god” has indeed come, just as she predicted. A wondrous transformation has occurred through the power of music. — Synopsis courtesy of Seattle Opera


About the Composer Richard Strauss (Composer; b. Munich, June 11, 1864; d. GarmischPartenkirchen, Bavaria, September 8, 1949) Son of Munich Opera’s principal hornist, he composed from age six and studied musical theory with F.W. Meyer in Munich. Having learned conducting under von Bülow, he held positions in Munich and Weimar, directed the Berlin Court Opera (1898-1910), and co-directed the Vienna State Opera (1919-1924). Originally influenced as a composer by Brahms, he became a disciple of Liszt and Wagner, and in the 1890s his harmonically adventurous, orchestrally luxuriant symphonic poems attracted international attention. Early in the new century, he began to devote his energies principally to opera. Strauss’ heavily Wagnerian first opera, Guntram (1894), failed drastically in Munich. He later responded with Feuersnot (1901), a thinly-disguised satire of the city’s conservatism. To Salome (1905) he brought a dazzling orchestral palette and volatile harmonic language, and followed this succèss de scandale with Elektra, an even more dissonant exploration of morbid psychology, after a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who then became Strauss’ librettist and turned him into a more conservative direction. Der Rosenkavalier (1911), a warm comedy of 18th century Vienna, was composed as a sumptuous pastiche, including anachronistic waltz rhythms. More specifically neo-classical, Ariadne auf Naxos (1912) combined opera seria and commedia dell’arte, with a chamber orchestra in the pit. The remaining operas with Hofmannsthal were Die Frau ohne Schatten (1919), a fantasyallegory on a Wagnerian scale; Die Ägyptische Helena (1928), a ponderous gloss on mythology; and Arabella (1933), a return to Viennese milieu. For the autobiographical Intermezzo (1924), Strauss wrote his own libretto. After Hofmannsthal’s death, the advent of the Nazis doomed a collaboration with the Jewish writer Stefan Zweig, begin in Die schweigsame Frau (1935); thereafter, Strauss tolerated Joseph Gregor’s platitudinous librettos for Friedenstag (1938), Daphne (1938), and Die Liebe der Danae (1944). Capriccio (1942), an opera about opera, marks the beginning of his Indian summer as a composer. Strauss’ remarkable fluency and craftsmanship, evident in all his operas, occasionally led him into banality, even in Salome, Elektra, and Rosenkavalier; the later operas frequently descend to note-spinning, from which they are sometimes redeemed by the writing for soprano voice, inspired by Strauss’ wife, the singer Pauline de Ahna. His restlessness when lacking a libretto to set may account for his acceptance of Hofmannsthal’s symbolic density and Gregor’s turgidity; at least he seized whatever musico-theatrical opportunities their work offered him. — Metropolitan Opera Encyclopaedia


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About the Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Librettist) was born February 1, 1874, in Vienna. As a sixteen-year-old Gymnasium student, Hofmannsthal began publishing poetry under the pseudonym “Loris.” These first poems as well as his first novel, Gestern (Yesterday), published also under a pseudonym, “Theophil Morren,” Hofmannsthal established his literary fame quite early. He was soon part of the literary youth of Vienna, the group of literati to which Arthur Schnitzler and Gerhard Hauptmann belonged. Here in 1891, he met Stefan George, who significantly influenced his literary works in years following. His poetry and lyrical dramas are pervaded by a strong metaphoric of death and bring aesthetics to the last moment of human life, revealing Hofmannsthal as an important representative of Aestheticism. In 1892, he began studying law at the university in Vienna, though after his first round of exams and a voluntary, oneyear term of military service, he switched to the study of Romantic literature. After receiving his doctorate in 1898, he wrote his post-doctoral work and turned it in to the university in Vienna in 1901. He then decided against academe for the life of a professional writer. Living in the nearby village of Rodaun as of 1901, Hofmannsthal increasingly dispaired of the sufficiency of language as an adequate means of communication. He therefore tried to overcome his lyricism in the following years. Inspired by the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud, his subsequent works were influenced by the traditions of Greek Antiquity and Western Christianity, including the drama Elektra (1903), based on the drama of the same name written by Sophocles. Richard Strauss set his drama to music in 1909 and used Hofmannsthal’s Der Rosenkavalier (1911) for the libretti of five more operas, including Ariadne auf Naxos (1912) and Josephslegende (1914). Hofmannsthal and Strauss, together with theater director Max Reinhardt, founded the Salzburger Festspiele in 1920. Hofmannsthal was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature three times, though he never won the prize. Hofmannsthal died on July 15, 1929, in Rodaun, Austria. — kettererkunst.com

Acknowledgments The cultural exchange that enabled Tshepo Moagi to participate in this production was made possible by generous support from the University of Michigan African Studies Center, the office of Senior Vice-Provost Lester Monts, and the SMTD. Additional thanks to the University of Cape Town Opera Program and Cape Town Opera. Projected English translations furnished by Aria Nuova Presentations. Media Sponsorship by WRCJ. Special thanks to President Tuxedo and Dermalogica.


About the Cast Justin Berkowitz (Tanzmeister) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Edina, MN Olivia Betzen (Echo) grad student, SM Vocal Perf., Lenexa, KS Ben Brady (Truffaldin) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Denver, CO Paul Brumfield (Offizier) junior, BM Vocal Perf./BA Political Science, Bakersfield, CA Katherine Calcamuggio (Komponist) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Rossford, OH Amanda Cantu (Dryade) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Rowlett, TX Antonina Chekhovskaya (Primadonna/Ariadne) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Grand Rapids, MI Nicholas Davis (Harlekin) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Petersburg, TN Jesse Donner (Tenor/Bacchus) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Urbandale, IA Kimwana Doner (Primadonna/Ariadne) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Detroit, MI Kevin Douglas (Event Planner) Isaac Droscha (Musiklehrer) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Mason, MI Caleb Foote (Mover) first-year, BFA Theatre Perf., Ypsilanti, MI Elizabeth Galafa (Komponist) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Orlando, FL Paul G.L. Grosvenor (Lakai) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Brooklyn, NY Jonas Hacker (Brighella) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Lake Delton, WI Jonathan Harris (Lakai) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., New Orleans, LA Jordan Harris (Scaramuccio) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Evanston, IL Glenn Healy (Truffaldin) junior, BM Vocal Perf., Los Altos, CA Austin Hoeltzel (Harlekin) senior, BM Vocal Perf. w/Teaching Cert., Marshall, MI Paige Lucas (Echo) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., East Lansing, MI Nathan Magyar (Reporter/Paparazzo) senior, BTA Theatre Studies, Dexter, MI Mary Martin (Understudy - Zerbinetta) guest artist, Ann Arbor, MI Michael Martin (Scaramuccio) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Southfield, MI Meghan McLoughlin (Najade) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Farmington, MI Tshepo Moagi (Tenor/Bacchus) guest artist, Cape Town Opera Studio, University of Cape Town Opera School, Cape Town, South Africa Jesus Murillo (Musiklehrer) junior, BM Vocal Perf., Redford, MI Nicholas Nestorak (Tanzmeister) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Hillsdale, MI Will Ropp (Mover) first-year, BFA Theatre Perf., Darien, CT Jonathan Schechner (Per端ckenmacher) junior, BM Vocal Perf. w/Teaching Cert., Port Washington, NY Stephanie Schoenhofer (Dryade) grad student, MM Vocal Perf. Lima, OH Leann Schuering (Zerbinetta) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Decatur, IL Mary Claire Sullivan (Najade) senior, BM Vocal Perf./BA Economics, Ann Arbor, MI Jillianne Tucker (Zerbinetta) junior, BM Vocal Perf., New York, NY Martin Walsh (Haushofmeister) guest artist Jacob Wright (Brighella) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Asheville, NC


About the Artists Kay Walker Castaldo (Director) Opera: Theatre Colon - Argentina, Seattle Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Opera, Indianapolis Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, L’Opéra de Montréal, Opera Delaware, Cincinnati Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Syracuse Opera, Saratoga Opera, Manitoba Opera, Calgary Opera, Grand Teton Music Festival, Academy of Vocal Arts, Indiana Univ., Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Opera Omaha. Teaching: Yale Univ., Univ. of the Arts, Wilma Theater, Music Theater Project in Athens, Greece, Spoleto Vocal Festival, Curtis Institute, AVA. L aura Beth Cohen (Stage Manager) is a senior BFA candidate in theatre design and production and a BA candidate in American culture. U-M: Ragtime (ASM), Little Women (1st ASM), Noises Off (SM). MUSKET: Aida (PSM), Cabaret (PSM). Basement Arts: Zach’s Shorts (SM), Art (1st ASM). Other: National High School Institute, Theatre Arts Division, Production Assistant. Gary Decker (Scenic Designer) has designed more than 100 productions. In Michigan, he has worked at the Gem, Attic, Birmingham, Boarshead, and Purple Rose Theatres. Recent designs include the national tours of The Sunshine Boys and Same Time, Next Year. His scenic design for Fully Committed at The Century Theatre earned the Detroit Free Press 2002 Theatre Design Excellence Award. He has designed interiors or lighting for commercial projects including: The Elwood Grill in Detroit, The Fashion Cafe in New York, and The Arndale Centre in Manchester, UK. Theatre Department faculty member since 1984. K amal K han (Conductor) is Head of the Opera School at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Opera: Cape Town Opera; Metropolitan Opera; Dallas Opera; Baltimore Opera; Palm Beach Opera; Teatro Colón; Teatro Municipal; Teatro Bellas Artes; Oper der Stadt Bonn; Stasttheater Schwerin; Opera de Puerto Rico; Palacio de las Artes; International Festivals of Cervantino, Santander, Mérida, La Coruña, Tenerife and Málaga. Orchestral: KZN Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, São Paulo Philharmonic, Balearic Islands Philharmonic, Philharmonic Orchestra of Oviedo, Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Elliot Moore (Assistant Conductor) began his conducting studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (Switzerland) with Professor Herve Klopfenstein. Beginning in 2008, he became the prep/cover conductor for Maestro Kenneth Kiesler at the Manhattan School of Music. He is a currently a student of Kenneth Kiesler at the University of Michigan where he is enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the orchestral conducting program. In the summer months of 2011, he made his debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. He is the music director of the Detroit Medical Orchestra. 


About the Artists Rob Murphy (Lighting Designer) is an Assoc. Professor of Design in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. U-M: Chicago, The Full Monty, Brigadoon, Much Ado About Nothing, Into the Woods, Armide, Macbeth, Evita, Albert Herring, Ella Minnow Pea, As You Like It, J.B., The Who’s Tommy, The Pajama Game. Regional Theatre: Almost 100 LORT scenic and lighting designs: The Guthrie Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, NY Theatre Workshop; worked with directors Robert Woodruff, Anne Bogart, Bartlett Sher, Micheal Grief, and Oskar Eustis; former resident designer: Trinity Rep. Co., Missouri Rep. Theatre (now the Kansas City Rep). Christianne Myers (Costume Designer) is an Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. U-M: Almost, Maine, The Rake’s Progress, Suddenly Last Summer, Dancing Americas, The Elixir of Love, Our Town, and Rent among others. New York: Running Man, Oedipus, American Dreams: Lost & Found; Theatreworks/ USA; The Public Theatre & Ma-Yi Ens.; Irondale Ens.; Lincoln Center Institute; The Juilliard School. Regional Theatre: Purple Rose Theatre; Indiana Rep; Vermont Stage Co.; Clarence Brown Theatre; Syracuse Stage; Pine Mountain Music Festival; Florentine Opera; Opera Memphis. Other: BFA, Pace Univ.; MFA, New York Univ. Dawn R ivard (Wig & Makeup Designer) World Premieres: Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard, Showboat, Rio de Sangre, Grammy Award-winning opera Elmer Gantry. International Theatre: Teatro Alla Scala, Rinaldo; Award winning productions of Cats and Die Schöne und Das Biest in Germany & Switzerland. TV/ Film: Emmy Award for Feast of All Saints, wig builder for Hairspray, Skinwalkers, and Mike Myers’ The Love Guru. Clients have included Jonathan Rhys Myers, Donald Sutherland, Jessica Biel, Aiden Turner, CCH Pounder, and Lily Collins.


CHRISTOPHER KENDALL, DEAN Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Voice Chair..........................................................Freda Herseth Opera...... Kay Walker Castaldo, Martin Katz, Robert Swedberg Voice................................. Caroline Helton, Stephen Lusmann, Stanford Olsen, Carmen Pelton, Scott Piper, Melody Racine, Rico Serbo, Martha Sheil, Daniel Washington, Stephen West Diction..............................................................Timothy Cheek Prof. Emeritus.................................................... George Shirley UNIVERSITY PRODUCTIONS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Director.................................................................Jeffrey Kuras Department Administrator.............................. Fatima Abdullah Office Assistant III/Usher Coordinator..................Shelda Smith Marketing & Communications Dir............. Kerianne M. Tupac Graphic Design....................................................... David Zinn Photographer..................................... Peter Smith Photography Information Systems Manager.......................... Henry Reynolds Facilities Manager.................................................Shannon Rice House Manager............................................. Dianne Widzinski Senior Backstage Operations Mgr...........................Barry LaRue Backstage Operations Mgrs..........Mark Gordon, David Pickell, Dane Racicot, Donald C. Watkins Administrative Office Assts...........Allison Brown, Abrielle Case, Olivia Neinhouse, Taylor Norton, Hannah Sparrow Theatre 386.............Carly Baron, Beth Chimera, Joanna Miller, Stephen Risko, Erin Roulier, Eric Szkarlat, Bailey Vos PRODUCTION STAFF Production Manager......................................Amanda Mengden Production Stage Manager................................... Nancy Uffner Production Office Assts.......................................Kelly Comastro, Amanda Jerzykowski, Lydia Lopez Technical Dir. (Power).................................... Douglas Edwards Technical Dir. (Walgreen).......................Richard W. Lindsay, Jr. Master Carpenter................................................... Paul Hunter Carpenter............................................................ Russ Dunham Charge Scenic Artist (Power)...............................Toni Y. Auletti Charge Scenic Artist (Walgreen)........................Beth Sandmaier Interim Properties Master.....................................Patrick Drone Interim Asst. Properties Master............................. Sarah Tanner Properties Artisan................................................ Robert Brown Master Electrician (on-leave)............................Mark Allen Berg Interim Master Electrician................................ Heather Hunter Sound Engineers........................Roger Arnett, Henry Reynolds

Costume Shop Manager.......................................Laura Brinker Assoc. Costume Shop Manager........................... George Bacon Cutter/Drapers..... Corey Globke, Lea M. Morello, T J Williamson Crafts Artisan............................................Elizabeth Gunderson Costume Stock Administrator............................... Renae Skoog PRODUCTION CREW First Asst. Stage Manager...................................... Chelsea Most Asst. Stage Managers........................................ Kevin Douglass, Kayleigh Laymon, Jocelyn Weberg Asst. Costume Designer...........................................Sarah Korn Asst. Lighting Designer................................. Adrienne Johnson Asst. Master Electrician...................................Michelle Resnick Scenery (Power)............................... Eric Fegan, Marina Hogue, John-Alexander Sakelos, Evan Vanbeelen Professional Painters.............................................. Laura Strowe Paint.............. Angela Alvarez, Michael Barbour, Carisa Bledsoe, Devin Eggert, Ryan Ernst, Austin Kozlowski, Katie Nadolny, Tanner Porter, Matthew Setzler, Stephanie Schoenhofer, Diana Sussman, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Props...................................Michael Barbour, Jessica Browning, Kerry Concannon, Jordan Miller, Josie-Lynn Patalon, Eli Schlatter, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Professional Stitchers........................................Patricia Branam, Laura Kantner, René Plante Costumes............ Leslie Bates, Alyssa Battersby, Danielle Cohn, Aleah Douglas, Carrie Fisk, Laura Kemp, Kaitlin Lantz, Allyssa Powell, Tiffany Reynolds, Emily Shimskey, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Lighting...............Rachel Apsey, Colin Bianchi, Jennifer Jacobs, Annie Jacobson, Alexandra Jehle, AJ Klopach, Alyssa Loiacano, Charles Malott, Andrew Lott, Miriam Michaels, Tess Nugent, Clarissa Ortiz, Aaron Tacy, Andrew Wysocki, students of Theatre 250 & 252 RUNNING CREW Scenery................................. Samantha Vettrus‡, Sophia Deery, Caleb Foote, Christabel Nunoo Props................................Daniel Stromfeld, Christina Swanson Light Board Operator................................ Shenika John Jordan Electrics.....Alexis Breese, Matt Daniels, John-Alexander Sakelos Supertitles Operator..............................................Sara Marquis Wardrobe.......................... Madison Merlanti‡, Danielle Cohn, Kaitlin Lantz, Tiffany Reyonds Hair & Makeup........................... Kate Berg, Savannah Rounds ‡ Crew Head


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