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WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE presents

Our 204th Production


ABOUT “A CHORUS LINE” From the moment that the lights rose on the first public performance of A Chorus Line at Joe Papp’s Public Theatre, it was clear that this show about the lives of Broadway dancers was a phenomenon! No one had ever seen anything like it. The musical used a simple concept; a group of dancers auditioning for a bullying director, to unmask the misogyny, homophobia and ethnic stereotypes lurking at the heart of the culture. Sparely designed yet emotionally complex, A Chorus Line holds up a mirror to the here and now. Two dancers, Tony Stevens and Michon Peacock, originally had the idea for the musical. The show was formed from several taped workshop sessions with Broadway dancers, known as “gypsies,” including eight who eventually appeared in the original cast. Michael Bennett, who had just worked with Peacock on Seesaw, was invited to join these “encounter” sessions. Bennett asked the dancers to speak candidly about their beginnings, professional and personal. He wanted to get to the core of the personalities, their memories and the reasons they began dancing. The stories he heard clicked with the idea he also had rattling around in his head of a musical about dancers. He was inspired, believe it or not, by the Watergate hearings, and the “falsehood and apathy” that gripped the country in those days. From these sessions, a musical libretto was pieced together. Playwright/novelist James

Kirkwood and former dancer Nicholas Dante assembled the book.  Marvin Hamlish and Ed Kleban supplied the vibrant, rhythmical score. A Chorus Line opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater on April 15, 1975. At the time, the Public did not have enough money to finance the production so it borrowed $1.6 million to produce the show. The show was directed and co-choreographed (with Bob Avian) by Michael Bennett. The entire run sold out immediately. Producer Joseph Papp moved the production to Broadway, and July 25, 1975, it opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 6,137 performances until April 28, 1990. For some time, it held the record as the longest-running musical in history. A Chorus Line won seven Drama Desk Awards, the New York Critic’s Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book, Lighting, Direction & Choreography (Bennett), and Donna McKechnie (Best Actress), Sammy Williams (Best Featured Actor) and Kelly Bishop (Best Featured Actress). The show has something powerful and important to say about vulnerability and courage, regret and resilience, love and loss. In the messy dance of life, not everyone will make the cut, but we can put on our biggest smile and give it that old show-business try. Finally affirming that, win or lose, life goes on. – PIA HAAS

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PERSONAL SAFETY & COMFORT Please note exits in theatre. Exits are indicated by illuminated “EXIT” signs. For the safety, comfort and enjoyment of yourself and others, please remain seated during the performance. In the unlikely necessity of evacuation, an announcement will be made over the public address system. Westchester Broadway Theatre is completely equipped with automatic sprinkler and smoke detector systems which cover all areas of the theatre. In the event of power failure, a separately powered, totally independent, battery-run lighting system is activated. Should you or one of your party experience illness or unusual discomfort, please notify a service person or management immediately. CAMERAS, RECORDERS The use of cameras and tape recorders during the performance is strictly prohibited by New York State copyright laws. CELL PHONES, BEEPERS Out of courtesy to the performers and everyone in the audience, please refrain from using cell phones and electronic devices in the theatre. Please be sure to turn off the audible features of these devices when in the theatre. GRATUITY Our guests have asked for an approximation of the food portion of the ticket for purposes of determining service gratuity which is not included in the ticket price. An amount equal to one-half of your ticket price should be considered as the dinner portion. Our staff has enjoyed serving you and hopes that our service has been to your satisfaction.


BILL STUTLER

 BOB FUNKING, Executive Producers

and

lisa tiso, Producer PRESENT

conceived and originally directed and choreographed by

MICHAEL BENNETT JAMES KIRKWOOD & NICHOLAS DANTE MARVIN HAMLISH EDWARD KLEBAN

BOOK by

MUSIC BY

LYRICS BY

with (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

DREW CARR TIFFANY CHALOTHORN ERIKA CONAWAY KEVIN CURTIS EMMA Degerstedt JOSEPH CULLINANE BRIAN DILLON DAVID ELDER TIM FUCHS DANIELLE MARIE GONZALEZ DAVID GRINDROD MICHAEL JOHN HUGHES TYLER JIMENEZ EMILY KELLY ASHLEY KLINGER JOEY LUCHERINI ERICA MANSFIELD ALEXANDRA MATTEO LOGAN MORTIER PJ PALMER LAUREN SPRAGUE KELSEY WALSTON CAITLIN WILAYTO   BOB BRAY Musical Direction by

Set Design by Costume Design by

steve loftus keith nielsen

LIGHTING DESIGN BY

Sound Design by

ANDREW GMOSER mark zuckerman

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

PROPERTIES BY

GRUMPY’S PROPS

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

VICTOR LUKAS DUANE MCDEVITT Associate choreographer

BRIAN DILLON

Directed and Choreographed by

MARK MARTINO

Adapted and re-staged from the original choreography by MICHAEL BENNETT A CHORUS LINE is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022 OPENING DATE: JANUARY 11, 2018

A Proud Sponsor of WBT

CLOSING DATE: APRIL 1, 2018

Official Bank of WBT


CAST Prior to the first performance of A Chorus Line at the Public Theatre in 1975, the original company collectively appeared in 72 Broadway Shows, 17 national companies and 9 bus and truck tours in which they gave a total of 37,095 performances. Collectively they had 612 years of dance training with 748 teachers – counting duplications. They spent approximately $894 a month on dance lessons. While performing they sustained 30 back, 26 knee and 36 ankle injuries. The characters portrayed in A Chorus Line are, for the most part, based upon the lives and experiences of Broadway dancers. The show is dedicated to anyone who has ever danced in a chorus or marched in step…anywhere. (Cast In Order of Appearance)

Mike.......................................................................................................................................... Drew Carr Connie...........................................................................................................Tiffany Chalothorn* Tricia..............................................................................................................................Erika Conaway Greg........................................................................................................................Joseph Cullinane* Richie................................................................................................................................. Kevin Curtis* Val......................................................................................................................... Emma Degerstedt* Larry.................................................................................................................................. Brian Dillon* Zach...................................................................................................................................... David Elder* Al..................................................................................................................................................Tim Fuchs Vicki....................................................................................................Danielle Marie Gonzalez Roy...................................................................................................................................David GrinROD Paul..............................................................................................................Michael John Hughes Don...................................................................................................................................Tyler Jimenez Maggie..................................................................................................................................Emily Kelly* Kristine........................................................................................................................ Ashley Klinger Frank..............................................................................................................................Joey Lucherini Cassie........................................................................................................................Erica Mansfield* Diana.................................................................................................................Alexandra Matteo* Bobby............................................................................................................................Logan Mortier Mark............................................................................................................................................. PJ Palmer Sheila..........................................................................................................................Lauren Sprague* Bebe............................................................................................................................Kelsey Walston* Judy............................................................................................................................Caitlin WilAYto* Dance Captain....................................................................................................Brian Dillon* Assistant Dance Captain........................................................................ Ashley Klinger

Understudies

Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance. For Val, Maggie, Bebe, Judy – Erika Conaway; for Zach – Joseph Cullinane*; for Sheila – Ashley Klinger; for Al – Brian Dillon*; for Cassie, Diana, Kristine, Connie – Danielle Marie Gonzalez; for Bobby, Greg, Don, Mark – David GrinROD; for Paul, Mike, Richie, Larry – Joey Lucherini. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the only professional union for Actors and Stage Managers.

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scenes & musical numbers

– ACT ONE –

AN AUDITION Time: 1975 Place: Here I Hope I Get It. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company I Can Do That. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike And . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bobby, Richie, Val, Judy At The Ballet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila, Bebe, Maggie Sing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristine, Al Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company Nothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana Dance Ten, Looks Three. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val The Music and the Mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cassie One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company The Tap Combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company What I Did For Love. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana and Company One (reprise). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company

A Chorus Line is performed without an intermission – musicians – Bob Bray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musical Director/Keyboards Angela Jamieson (thru 1/21/18). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keyboards John Bowen. . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Musical Director/Keyboards James Mack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion Jordan Janz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass Brian Uhl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumpet Steven Bleifuss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trombone Wayne Tice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reed Von Ann Stutler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musical Contractor Top off your delicious meal perfectly with one of these scrumptious treats available for purchase!

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WHO’S WHO DREW CARR (Mike) is thrilled to be making his debut with Westchester Broadway Theatre and equally excited to be reprising the role of Mike in this terrific show. Select NY theatre credits include: Fiorello! (Classic Stage Company), Grand Hotel, Carousel, Sweet Smell of Success, The Drowsy Chaperone, Catch Me If You Can, and Hairspray. Regional credits: West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast, and Newsies. LA Theatre: Hollywood Arms (Dir. Linda Lavin), I Am Grock (Dir. Neil Patrick Harris), To Kill A Mockingbird (International City Theatre). Film/TV: Criminal Minds, Great Expectations, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. NYU Steinhardt ’16. Many thanks to “The Boys at Hoff.” www.drewbcarr.com

TIFFANY CHALOTHORN (Connie) is thrilled to be making her Westchester Broadway Theatre debut! Some tour/regional credits include Junie B. Jones (TheatreworksUSA), Urinetown (Barnstormers Theatre), The Drowsy Chaperone (Speakeasy Stage Company), A Chorus Line (MSMT, Weston Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, Ordway Theatre), Hair (New Bedford Festival Theatre), Spelling Bee (Metro Stage Company). Many thanks to DGRW, teachers, friends, and family for their continual love and support. B.F.A. The Boston Conservatory.

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Erika Conaway (Tricia) is so excited to be joining Westchester Broadway Theatre for their production of A Chorus Line! Shenandoah Graduate. National Tours: Memphis! (Swing/Dance Captain), A Chorus Line (Judy Turner) NYC: The Public Theatre Gala 2014 One Thrilling Combination (Dance Ensemble) Regional: Aida (Amneris), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), and Oklahoma! (Ado Annie). Love to all of my family, friends, and especially AJ and Ricky Kitty. Peace and Love always!

JOSEPH CULLINANE (Greg) happily returns to WBT (The Sound of Music, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, The Christmas Voyager). Off-Broadway: York Theatre, Theatre Row, New World Stages. Tours: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Hello Dolly with Sally Struthers. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, TUTS, Pioneer Theatre. Namaste to Mark Martino, Lisa Tiso and the incredible WBT staff, ATB talent and Corey.

KEVIN CURTIS (Richie) Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread, Second Stage; Daniella Uses Dirty Words, Abingdon Theatre Company. National Tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol, Denver Center; Witness Uganda, ART; A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, TUTS Houston; A Chorus Line, Hairspray, The Student Prince, Pittsburgh CLO; Hairspray, High School Musical, North Shore Music Theatre; Hair, Dallas Theatre Center; Sister Act, Stages St. Louis. TV/Film: Take Care, Newlyweeds, “Live from Lincoln Center: Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.” Graduate of AMDA NY and The Baltimore School for the Arts. Insta @KevinTCurtis WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE


WHO’S WHO EMMA Degerstedt (Val) recently starred in the new hit Off-Broadway musical, Desperate Measures. Last summer, she made her Muny debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. She spent her teenage years playing Maris Bingham on Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous and originated the role of Kendra in Jason Robert Brown’s 13. TV/Film: The Big Bang Theory, Hannah Montana, Life, Monk, Samantha Who? and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Theater: Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Los Angeles Ovation nominee), Company, Rocky Horror, Xanadu, and Sleeping Beauty (Pasadena Playhouse). @officialemmadegs

BRIAN DILLON (Larry; Associate Choreographer) recently performed at WBT in Mamma Mia and is back for the show that started his career, A Chorus Line. This marks his third time “on the line” after performing on tour with Baayork Lee’s direction and at Riverside Theatre set by Mitzi Hamilton. He has performed the roles of Mike, Mark, Don, Al, Tom Tucker, Roy, and now Larry. Other credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Ogunquit Playhouse and two years with Disney Cruise Line. Thank you Mark for this unreal opportunity to set the show, to this talented cast, TPG, and to Nathan always.

DAVID ELDER (Zach) Westchester Broadway Theatre debut. Broadway: Curtains (Bobby Pepper), 42nd Street Revival (Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award Noms, Billy Lawlor), Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun/ Lucentio), Titanic, the Musical (Frederick Fleet, the Lookout), Once Upon A Mattress, Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis (Bomber: Broadway, Joe Hardy: National Tour), Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls. Film/TV: Across the Universe (Julie Taymor dir.), Cradle Will Rock (Tim Robbins dir.), Jeffrey (Christopher Ashley dir.), and Guiding Light.

TIM FUCHS (Al) Natl. Tour: 42nd Street (Swing). Regional: Newsies! (Davey), Beauty and the Beast (Carpet) Cats: Royal Caribbean (Mungojerrie), Crazy For You (Jimmy/US Lank, FLMTF), Oklahoma (Ensemble/US Will, FLMTF), Mary Poppins (Ensemble, FLMTF), White Christmas (Ensemble). BA in Musical Theater, SUNY Cortland. From Ithaca, NY. Love to all friends, family who support him.Daniel Hoff Agency. www.timfuchs282.com Insta: @timfuchsphotography.

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WHO’S WHO DANIELLE MARIE GONZALEZ (Vicki) is excited to be a part of A Chorus Line! She was previously on tour with Saturday Night Fever as Stephanie Mangano; Rock of Ages; Flashdance: The Musical. Many thanks to her family, friends, John and CF for the endless support. Thank you to Lisa Tiso and Westchester Broadway Theatre!

DAVID GRINDROD (Roy) grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and currently lives in New York City. David has performed in the national tours of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & A Chorus Line. He has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University. He sends love to his family, friends, this creative team and cast! He dedicates this performance to Jane and Don. Catch the Energy!

MICHAEL JOHN HUGHES (Paul) is so excited to be on the line again reprising the role of Paul. He was recently seen aboard the Disney Wonder playing Sven in the original cast of Frozen: A Musical Spectacular. Other recent/favorite credits include Newsies (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Evita & West Side Story (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), A Chorus Line (Paul Weston Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre), Carousel (Arizona Broadway Theatre), and Lysistrata Jones (Pace University). Proud Pace University MT Alumni. Thank you to Mark, my parents, and siblings. For Liz.

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TYLER JIMENEZ (Don) was most recently seen in Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, and Mamma Mia at The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater. Tyler was also thrilled to be apart of the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat directed and choreographed by Tony award winner Andy Blankenbuehler. Back in New York City, Tyler danced in the short film Do You Dance Ms. Parker? and he also co-wrote and acted in the new web series (im)mature, both of which are set to premiere January of 2018. BFA Syracuse University

EMILY KELLY (Maggie) is thrilled to be making her Westchester Broadway Theatre and A Chorus Line debut! Favorite regional credits include Gypsy (Agnes, Engeman), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Goodspeed Opera House), Mamma Mia (Ali, Maine State MT), 42nd Street (Gladys, Muny). She graduated with a BFA in musical theatre from Indiana University, class of ‘16, and is originally from Sacramento, CA. Big thanks to Mark, TKO, and my wonderful friends and family! www.emilykelly.net

ASHLEY KLINGER (Kristine) Tours: Cirque Believe (dance captain), A Chorus Line (Kristine), Henson’s Flight. TV/Film: Victoria’s Secret commercials, Love and Other Drugs, Law and Order: SVU, Asura (2018), Viral YouTube video (Airport After Hours). Other: Stroman’s Merry Widow, MAC Cosmetics Model, Ziegfeld model, Swing!, La Cage, Anything Goes, Grease, 7 Brides. BA Point Park University. Thanks to The Mine Agency!

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JOEY LUCHERINI (Frank) Westchester Broadway Theatre debut! Regional Credits: West Side Story (Summer Theatre of New Canaan), Hello, Dolly! (The Wick), Saturday Night Fever. Regional Tour: James and the Giant Peach (Pasek and Paul) Upcoming: West Side Story (Orpheum Theatre). As always, endless thanks to my parents, Brennyn, Pierre and closest friends for their undying support, as well as Mark and Brian for this opportunity. @joeylucherini

ERICA MANSFIELD (Cassie) Erica’s career started at WBT with shows such as Funny Girl, Oklahoma, Grease and Hello Dolly! She is thrilled to be back with her WBT family playing Cassie! On the 1st National tour of the revival of A Chorus Line, Erica understudied Cassie, Sheila, Maggie and Judy. Broadway shows include 2017 Tony Award winning Bandstand,

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WHO’S WHO Finding Neverland, On The Town, On the Twentieth Century, Evita, Pippin, How to Succeed in Business... and Mamma Mia. She has had TV appearances in Kennedy Center Honors, Tony Awards, Jimmy Fallon, GMA, Today Show and The View. Currently Erica can be seen on NBC Boston’s The Hub Today. www.ericamansfield.com ALEXANDRA MATTEO (Diana) is thrilled to return to WBT after playing Stephanie Mangano in Saturday Night Fever last season. Broadway: Annie (u/s Grace, Lily, STB) National Tours: Anything Goes, The Addams Family (u/s Wednesday), Dirty Dancing (u/s Baby, Lisa, Elizabeth). Regional: Walnut Street, Riverside Theatre, Goodspeed, The Muny. BFA from Boston Conservatory. Thanks to the wonderful team at The Mine. Love and gratitude to her amazing family, Jarrod and her friends for their never-ending love and support in this crazy career. Proud AEA member. www.alexandramatteo.com @alexandramatteo

LOGAN MORTIER (Bobby) is thrilled to be making his Westchester Broadway Theatre debut! His favorite credits include La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Ragtime, and Legally Blonde. He earned a Bachelor of Music at Florida State University and is a proud alumni. In addition to acting, Logan is an aerialist and instrumentalist. He would like to thank his family for their undying support and endless love!

PJ PALMER (Mark) is stoked to be ‘jauntily sauntering’ across Westchester Broadway Theatre’s stage after previously playing Mark at the Engeman Theatre. Other credits include the national tour of Elf: The Musical, and regional productions at Paper Mill, Goodspeed, MUNY, North Shore, Casa Mañana, Maine State, Fulton, and Stages St.Louis. Outside of performing, PJ spends his time eating Dominos pizza and rereading the Harry Potter series. Huge thanks to Mark. Love to Quentin and Ulysses.

LAUREN SPRAGUE (Sheila) National Tours: Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz (Andrew Lloyd Webber version), La Cage Aux Folles. NYC: Castlewalk (Ginger Rogers). Regional: Goodspeed, NSMT, PCLO, NCT, Maltz-Jupiter, Cape Playhouse, Mason Street Warehouse, Riverside Theatre, Transcendence Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre. Proud CCM grad. Endless thanks to Mark, Bob, Brian and everyone at Westchester Broadway Theatre, DGRW, my family and amazing husband Michael! Laurensprague.com

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WHO’S WHO KELSEY WALSTON (Bebe) is so excited to be making her Westchester Broadway Theatre debut. She was born and raised in Raleigh, NC, where she trained and performed at North Carolina Theatre from a young age. Little Girl - Ragtime with Julia Murney, Norm Lewis and Montigo Glover. Other favorite shows, Pepper, (Annie), Brenda, (Hairspray), Legally Blonde, Mary Lou (Buddy Holly), Cha Cha (Grease). Kelsey was last seen at the HollyWood Bowl’s (A Chorus Line) directed by Baayork Lee.

CAITLIN WILAYTO (Judy) is so excited to be back on the line! She was last seen as Judy at Riverside Theater! She is originally from Pepperell MA and is a graduate of The Hartt School. Her recent credits include June in Gypsy (Coastal Carolina), Silly Girl in Beauty And The Beast (NSMT), Roxie in Chicago (Mac Haydn Theater) and Janice in Come From Away (Goodspeed Musicals). Love to Mum, Dad, KG, BPS and her amazing friends! @caitwilayt MARK MARTINO (Director and Choreographer) is delighted to return to Westchester Broadway Theatre, having had a terrific time directing and choreographing last season’s explosion of ABBA joy…Mamma Mia! Mark’s work has been seen at many of the nation’s leading theaters, including the historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA (Guys and Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Smokey Joe’s Café, Leader of the Pack, Sweet Charity), Florida’s Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Beehive, The Music Man, Crazy For You, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, Les Miserables, The Will Rogers Follies, The Producers), Boston’s North Shore Music Theatre (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Chorus Line, Footloose), Music Theatre of Louisville (Hello Dolly, West Side Story), Maine’s Arundel Barn Playhouse (Pete ‘N Keely), The Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Plaid Tidings), Detroit’s Meadow Brook Theatre (Johnny Manhattan) The Arts Center of WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE

Coastal Carolina (Forever Plaid, White Christmas, Newsies), Theatre Aspen (Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Peter and the Starcatcher, Cabaret, Hairspray) Maine State Music Theatre (Mamma Mia!, Grease) and NYC’s Steinbach Theatre (A Chorus Line). Mark has directed and choreographed for many of North America’s leading symphony orchestras including The Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Naples, Edmonton, and Toronto Symphonies and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center with the concerts Gotta Dance! and Those Glorious MGM Musicals. Film and television directing and choreography credits include NBC’s The Miss America Pageant, the feature film Rock ‘N’ Roll Hotel, and the nationally syndicated PBS Christmas special Count Your Blessings. Many thanks to Bill, Bob, and Lisa for inviting me to join them once again. An entire generation of theatre artists (actors, directors, musicians, crew, designers, staff) is grateful to them for their tireless efforts and continued dedication to presenting quality musical theatre here in Elmsford. BOB BRAY (Musical Director) has played keyboards on Broadway for more than 25 shows starting with Aspects of Love and most recently Hello Dolly with Bette Midler. Favorites along the way include Ragtime, Assassins, Seussical, Annie Get Your Gun (Bernadette, Reba) and Jersey Boys. He was the MD/conductor for Mamma Mia at Mandalay Bay in Vegas and also conducted it on Broadway. He also conducted the 1st national tour of Show Boat starring Len Cariou and Cloris Leachman directed by Hal Prince and Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis. Previous productions at WBT include Good News, City of Angels, Grand Hotel and Phantom. STEVE LOFTUS (Set Designer) has been one of our resident designers since Kiss Me, Kate in 2002. Some of his favorites at WBT include Gypsy, Phantom, Aida, Miss Saigon and In the Heights. As a set designer, Steve has provided scenery for many regional theaters, colleges and

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WHO’S WHO high schools around the Tri-state area. As well as a few tours and special events at Lincoln Center. Steve is also the owner of Scene Works Inc., a fully serviced scene shop providing all aspects of scenic design and fabrication based out of Ossining, NY. He is most proud to be a father to Elias and Aubrey. KEITH NIELSEN (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be making his WBT costume design debut. Having assisted on several WBT productions (Man of La Mancha, Happy Days) including the theatre’s 200th, Mamma Mia. Primarily working in costumes within the Film and Television industry he has worked on 3 seasons of the Emmy winning Amazon Prime series, Mozart in the Jungle. He has designed several proof of concept shorts, short films as well as “The Real Stephen Blatt” series starring actor Justin Long, now streaming on Funny or Die and Amazon Prime. Other film credits include: Quantico (S3), Spider-Man Homecoming, My Other Home. To learn more about Keith and his work please visit: www.kkeithh.net. Enjoy the show! ANDREW GMOSER (Lighting Designer) has lit all of our mainstage productions since 1990. Over the years he has created the sets and/ or lighting for a multitude of productions throughout Westchester and beyond, and is a proud recipient of the Cab Calloway Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts in Westchester. Andrew loves his job designing lighting for all levels of theatre, from high school programs through professional Broadwaycaliber productions. For over thirty years he was set and lighting designer (and from time to time, director) for Asbury Summer Theatre, and just completed his 24th season with the MacHaydn Theatre in upstate New York. Through his company, Silent G Productions, Andrew provides theatrical lighting design, equipment, and consultation for live theatre, dance, and concerts. Andrew’s best and most important production is with his lovely wife, Catherine: their eighteen year old twins, Thomas and Elizabeth! MARK ZUCKERMAN (Sound Designer) has been the co-sound designer for 5 years at WBT where he previously served as the sound engineer for 5 years. He has worked throughout the tri-state area designing and running sound for theatres and concert venues. A few of his favorite shows include: Jekyll & Hyde, Phantom, and Hairspray. Mark would like to thank his family and Erin for their support. MarkSZuckerman.com 12

VICTOR LUKAS (Production Stage Manager/ Properties) is happy to be home after spending many years touring the country and having played in every state. Broadway and Equity National Tours include: Bring Back Birdie, Oh Brother, Joe’s...Coat, Cats, Teddy And Alice, One Night Stand, Woman Of The Year w/ Lauren Bacall, the Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel musical Movin’ Out, Cy Coleman’s Welcome To The Club and Barnum, Star of Indiana’s Blast!, Blood Brothers with Petula Clark, Carole King and Shaun & David Cassidy, and Disney’s Aida. For the WBT he has stage managed many shows including the acclaimed Aida and Little Shop of Horrors, both directed by Patricia Wilcox; Richard Stafford’s Gypsy with Karen Mason; and Jonathan Stahl’s Nine. OffBroadway shows include Annie Warbucks, Travels With My Aunt, Tuesday’s With Morrie, and Joan Of Arc with Glenn Close. Favorite gig – Touring with Petula Clark on her 2008 concert tour of England and Wales. Victor also runs “Grumpy’s Props,” a prop rental shop in Carmel NY. Grumpy’s Props also specializes in home & commercial decorating for holidays & theme parties. Visit us online at www.grumpysprops.com. VON ANN STUTLER (Musical Contractor) Since the inception of the theatre 43 years ago, Von Ann has been responsible for putting together the excellent musicians which make up our orchestra. Each show has unique instrumentation requirements. Von Ann, in consultation with the musical director, determines the makeup and particular talented personnel to fulfill the show’s requirements. Von Ann is a musician having training in clarinet, piano and harp. She was a voice major at Michigan State University. She has raised 5 children and is the proud grandmother of 7 (four girls and 3 boys). LISA TISO (Producer) has been with WBT since 1979 when she began as a buffet girl. Having worked in nearly every department, and since 1991 has worked on our shows as Associate Producer or Producer. An avid Yankee fan, Lisa lives in Ardsley with her daughter Carmen and their dogs Maximus and Stevie. BOB FUNKING AND BILL STUTLER (Owners/Executive Producers) On July 9, 2017, the Westchester Broadway Theatre celebrated its 43rd Anniversary, as well as the 27th Anniversary in this specifically designed, state of the art theatre. Bill and Bob, 2004 inductees into the “Westchester nd

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WHO’S WHO County Business Hall of Fame,” pioneered the Dinner Theatre concept in Westchester when they opened An Evening Dinner Theatre on July 9, 1974. Having designed and built An Evening from the ground up as a theatre that serves dinner and lunch, they established their operation as a cultural mainstay in the tri-state area. The Westchester Broadway Theatre is the only year round theatre in Westchester where Broadway performers, directors and designers gather to create the best in Musical Theatre. (They have produced more shows than most Broadway producers. A Chorus Line, we are proud to say, is their 204th Production!) The Westchester Broadway Theatre is the longest running, 52 week a year Equity theatre in the State of New York. Each show is produced exclusively for the theatre and each is approached in the same manner as Broadway Productions: casting Broadway performers at auditions in New York City, and hiring the creative staff (Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors, Set, Costume and Lighting Designers). On the dark nights of the musicals, Bill and Bob have presented over 900 Monday and Tuesday night specials and, in 1997, inaugurated the Gold Star Series of Concerts presenting Jackie Mason to a sold-out house. Other great performers in the Gold Star series have been Tom Jones, George Carlin, Paul Anka, Wayne Newton, and Harry Belafonte. With the continued support of the people of the tri-state area, we pledge to continue to present the best in theatre and dining. Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFLCIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www. actorsequity.org

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One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523 Box Office (914) 592-2222 Business Office (914) 592-2268 www.BroadwayTheatre.com ADMINISTRATION Bill Stutler - President Bob Funking - Vice President / Treasurer Lisa Tiso - Producer / Company Manager Jeffrey Lifrieri - Assistant Treasurer / HR Manager Janet Schwartz - Internal Auditor Arlene Tiso - Bookkeeper Pia Haas - Press / Public Relations Director Steve Calleran - House Manager Tarah Vega - House Manager Susan Katz - House Manager BOX OFFICE Ron Schlichting - Box Office Manager GROUP SALES Heidi Giarlo - Manager (914) 592-2225 Jessica Tucci - Group Sales Coordinator (914) 592-2225 Patrick McGillicuddy - (914) 592-2225 Helen DeLago - (203) 637-9393 Joanie Varela - (646) 385-2936 LUXURY BOXES/GROUP SALES Ginny Baisi - (914) 592-8730 KITCHEN Tony Dinis - Chef Peter McClung - Dining Room Manager STAGE CREW Rana Attia Gustav Bodor Aaron Cassese Seth Crosby  Nicholas Grasso  Marcus Jackson Gisela Mullican Colleen Till ALL PERSONS SEEKING ADMISSION MUST HAVE A TICKET, including children of any age. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BRINGING A CHILD to the theatre, feel free to contact the Box Office with any questions regarding the content of the show. Although opinions on appropriate viewing may differ, we will do our best to answer your questions regarding language, violence and adult situations.

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Valentine’sDay CELEBRATION

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

wednesday, february 14

Dinner & Concert - $89 per person plus tax

THE GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS MONday, APRIL 9

MATINEE: Lunch & Show - $69 per person plus tax EVENING: Dinner & Show - $89 per person plus tax EVENING: Show Only - $55 per person plus tax

MATINEE: Lunch & Show - $69 per person plus tax EVENING: Dinner & Show - $89 per person plus tax EVENING: Show Only - $55 per person plus tax

TUESday, APRIL 17

MATINEE: Lunch & Show - $69 per person plus tax EVENING: Dinner & Show - $89 per person plus tax EVENING: Show Only - $55 per person plus tax

Back to the Bronx Doo Wop Festival

• Lenny Dell & The Demensions • THE ETERNALS • BUTCH BARBELLA’s STREETS OF THE BRONX BAND • the classic sounds • Special Guest Star Ron Anthony of The Regents

The zmed brothers

Dinner & Concert - $89 per person plus tax Concert Only - $55 per person plus tax

Dinner & Concert - $89 per person plus tax Concert Only - $55 per person plus tax

TUESday, april 24

STARRING

TUESDAY, MAY 8

THE DRIFTERS

“This Magic Moment” • “Up On The Roof”

Tribute to

THE PLATTERS “Only You” • “That Magic Touch”

TUESday, MAY 15

Dinner & Concert - $89 per person plus tax Concert Only - $55 per person plus tax

TUESday, june 5

Dinner & Concert - $89 per person plus tax Concert Only - $55 per person plus tax

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A Chorus Line - Westchester Broadway Theatre  

Program for A Chorus Line at Westchester Braodway Theatre, Elmsford NY

A Chorus Line - Westchester Broadway Theatre  

Program for A Chorus Line at Westchester Braodway Theatre, Elmsford NY

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