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WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE presents

Our 195th Production


ABOUT “man of la mancha” Man Of La Mancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 1615 masterpiece, The Adventures Of Don Quixote, the second biggest selling book in the history of the world. The novel was the prototype for a whole genre of comedy, in which the sanest characters can’t see the real truth of life, and only the lunatics are truly wise. Written by Dale Wasserman for CBS’ DuPont Show of the Month program, the show started as a non-musical teleplay. When Wasserman set out to write the first version of his play, he remembers, “In theory, the answer seemed simple. I’d write a play about Miguel de Cervantes in which his creation, Don Quixote, would be played by Cervantes himself. The two would progressively blend in spirit until the creator and his creation would be understood as one and the same.” This original telecast of I, Don Quixote, starred Lee J. Cobb, Colleen Dewhurst and Eli Wallach. The play was broadcast live on November 9, 1959, with an estimated audience of 20 million. Director Albert Marre approached Wasserman about turning his teleplay into a stage musical. Wasserman went to see a psychic and asked her if he should stay with the project. She told him, “It will be extremely successful. In fact, it will overwhelm your life.” Soon the team included composer Mitch Leigh, with orchestrations by Carlyle W. Hall and lyrics by Joe Darion. By June 1964, they had a first draft. The show was the first of its kind – a musical within a play – in which the outer framing device (the prison) is not a musical and no one sings, but the interior reality (the Quixote story) is a full-blooded musical. And the climax of the show comes when Cervantes brings music into the non-musical world of the prison. Man Of La Mancha was written to be played in a small theatre, with a bare set, minimal costumes and props, and staged with the audience on three sides of the stage. The challenge to its audience was to participate in the storytelling through the use of their own imagination.

Man Of La Mancha first played at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut in 1965. It opened the ANTA Washington Square Theatre in Greenwich Village on November 22, 1965, then moved to Broadway on March 20, 1968. The show starred Richard Kiley as Quixote and Joan Diener as Aldonza. It ran a total of 2,328 performances. It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Richard Kiley won a Tony for his performance as Cervantes/Quixote. Jose Ferrer, David Atkinson, John Cullum, Hal Holbrook and Lloyd Bridges also played the role during the run of the production. It was revived with Kiley in 1972 and in 1977. Productions of Man of La Mancha were mounted all over the world. The 1992 revival starred Raul Julia and Sheena Easton. In 2003, Brian Stokes Mitchell starred with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. The 1972 film starred Peter O’Toole (singing voice dubbed by Simon Gilbert) and Sophia Loren. Today, the show enjoys 300-400 productions each year. The Director of our production, David Wasson, said: “Man Of La Mancha was not only the start of my professional career, it was to become the foundation of my life. Albert Marre took me out of Florida State University to play the role of a guard in the 1972 revival at Lincoln Center. This was virtually the complete original cast including the star Richard Kiley. I went on to do the 1977 revival at the Palace, again with Mr. Kiley, and the 1992 revival with Raul Julia. I not only performed in these revivals but acted as Mr. Marre’s assistant, learning so much about the origins of the show. Mr. Kiley, as well, became not only a mentor to me, but a dear, close friend. The conversations we had about Man Of La Mancha were many and deep. And after almost 30 years and 1400 performances I have come full circle. I feel fortunate to have actually dreamed the impossible dream.” In its heart, Man Of La Mancha is about the 1960s, and by extension, about any time of political unrest – including today – and about the responsibility each of us has to make the world a better place. – PIA HAAS

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BILL STUTLER

and BOB FUNKING, Executive Producers LISA TISO, Producer

present

PAUL SCHOEFFLER in

DALE WASSERMAN Music by MITCH LEIGH Lyrics by JOE DARION Written by

ALBERT MARRE ALBERT W. SELDEN and HAL JAMES

Original Production Staged by Originally Produced by

Starring

GARY MARACHEK IAN KNAUER ALAN M-L WAGER GEOFF BELLISTON JOANNE BORTS DAVID CANTOR JOSEPH TORELLO with

JOSÉ ANTONIO ERIC BRIARLEY ALAN GILLESPIE SARAH HANLON JOHN PAUL LAPORTE GABRIELLA PEREZ DIEGO RIOS DOUGIE ROBBINS CORINNE SCOTT and

MICHELLE DAWSON PATRICK HOAGLAND

as Aldonza

Musical Director

Set & Costume Design and Execution

Lighting Design by

Sound Design by

michael bottari & ronALD case andrew Gmoser jonathan E. hatton

Properties by

grumpy’s props

Fight Director

JAMES JELKIN

Technical Director

Costume Coordinator

Production Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

STEVE LOFTUS matthew hemesath Victor lukas

Jessie Jardon

Associate Choreographer

MICHAEL DAUER Directed and Choreographed by

DAVID WASSON

Man of La Mancha is present through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022 www.tamswitmark.com OPENING DATE: March 3, 2016

CLOSING DATE: May 1, 2016


CAST (In Order of Appearance)

Captain of the Inquisition..........................................Joseph Torello* Manservant (Sancho Panza).......................................Gary Marachek* Cervantes/Alonso Quijana/Don Quixote.............Paul Schoeffler* Governor/Innkeeper.................................................... Geoff Belliston Duke/Dr. Carrasco................................................................... Ian Knauer* Juan...................................................Dougie Robbins Jose........................................................JosÉ Antonio* Muleteers Anselmo............................................Alan Gillespie* Pedro........................................ John Paul LaPorte Tenorio......................................................... Diego Rios Aldonza/Dulcinea....................................................Michelle Dawson* Maria, the Innkeeper’s Wife.........................................Corinne Scott Fermina........................................................................... Gabriella Perez Antonia................................................................................ Sarah Hanlon Housekeeper.........................................................................Joanne Borts* Padre................................................................................. Alan M-L Wager* Barber....................................................................................David Cantor* Fight & Dance Captain....................................... Eric Briarley* Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager...... Amanda M. Stuart* Rehearsal Production Assistant..........................Colleen Till

Understudies Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance. For Cervantes/Don Quixote – Ian Knauer*; For Aldonza – Sarah Hanlon; For Sancho – Alan Gillespie*; For Dr. Carrasco – Joseph Torello*; For Padre – David Cantor*; For Housekeeper – Corinne Scott; For Antonia – Gabriella Perez; For Capt. of Inquisition, Barber, Innkeeper – Eric Briarley* * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the only professional union

for Actors and Stage Managers.

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musical numbers – ACT ONE –

Setting: The common room of a prison vault in Seville, Spain at the end of the 16th century, and various places in the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes.

Prison Scene.....................................................................................................Ensemble Man of La Mancha....................................... Don Quixote & Sancho Panza The Enchanter................................................................................Orchestra It’s All The Same.........................................................Aldonza & Muleteers Dulcinea............................................... Don Quixote, Anselmo & Muleteers I’m Only Thinking of Him.......................... Antonia, Padre & Housekeeper The Missive.........................................................................................Sancho 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

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MUSICAL NUMBERS – ACT TWO – The Impossible Dream (reprise).................................................Don Quixote The Combat..............................Muleteers, Don Quixote, Aldonza & Sancho The Dubbing......................................................... Innkeeper & Don Quixote The Knight of the Woeful Countenance........ Innkeeper, Sancho & Aldonza The Abduction.................................................... Anselmo, Pedro & Fermina The Impossible Dream (reprise).................................................Don Quixote Man of La Mancha (reprise)....................................................Don Quixote The Moorish Dance................................. Don Quixote, Sancho & Ensemble Aldonza.............................................................................................Aldonza Knight of the Mirrors.....................................................................Orchestra Fight Sequence................................................................................Orchestra A Little Gossip...................................................................................Sancho Dulcinea (reprise)..............................................................................Aldonza The Impossible Dream (reprise).................................................Don Quixote Man of La Mancha (reprise).................... Don Quixote, Sancho & Aldonza The Psalm............................................................................................ Padre Finale..............................................................................................Ensemble musicians Patrick Hoagland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musical Director, Keyboards Ken Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion Jordan Jancz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass Ron Kozak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reeds David Shoup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guitar Jon Menges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumpet Von Ann Stutler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musical Contractor

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whO’S whO BFA - Carnegie-Mellon. Thank you, WBT, for everything! PAUL SCHOEFFLER (Cervantes; Don Quixote) Broadway: Rock of Ages (Hertz), Sweet Charity (Vidal opp. Christina Applegate), Peter Pan (Hook, filmed for A&E), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Cyrano (Le Bret), Nine, Victor/Victoria, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway includes Wintertime opposite Marsha Mason at Second Stage, Martin Luther on Trial at the Pearl, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Fantasticks and The Cherry Orchard. National Tours include Javert in Les Miserables and Sheldrake in Promises/Promises. Regional: Extensive leading roles include world premieres of Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom, Ahrens/Flaherty’s The Glorious Ones, numerous productions as Higgins in My Fair Lady and Don Quixote in La Mancha (Barrymore and Broadway World noms for best actor). Extensive NY concert work includes Broadway by the Year and Broadway Unplugged at Town Hall and 54 Below. TV includes Person of Interest, Law and Order, Guiding Light, All My Children, Midnight Caller and numerous seasons of Courage the Cowardly Dog. Extensive Voice Over Work. Best job: husband to Aixa and dad to Aidan and Ana.

MICHELLE DAWSON (Aldonza; Dulcinea) Last seen at WBT as Milly in It Happened One Christmas Eve. Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (stand-by Arachne/ Emily/Aunt May), Mamma Mia! (Donna & Rosie u/s), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Showboat, Cyrano. Pre-Broadway: First Wives Club (Elise & Annie u/s). National Tours: Mamma Mia! (Donna & Tanya ), Seven Brides... (Milly), The Secret Garden, The Music Of ALW. Regional: Lucy - Jekyll & Hyde, Rizzo - Grease, Petra - A Little Night Music (Pittsburgh CLO), Eva - Evita (Pioneer); and Elsa - Sound Of Music, Lucy - Jekyll & Hyde, Nancy - Oliver, Laura - Swing, Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar, among others (WBT). Television: Featured performer at the 2009 Tony Awards, Law & Order (CI), All My Children. WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE

GARY MARACHEK (Sancho Panza) Selected theatre credits: Asolo Rep, Goodspeed, Walnut Street Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Palace, York Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Theatre Under The Stars, Ford’s Theatre, North Carolina State Theatre, The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row Theatre, Westport, Florida Studio Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, Actors’ Playhouse, dozens more. Selected role credits: John Adams (1776), Marc (ART), Felix (Odd Couple), King Aurthur (Spamalot), Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Applegate (Damn Yankees), The Bishop (Jekyll & Hyde), Renfield (Dracula), Albin/ zaza (La Cage), Thenardier (Les Miserables), Vice Principle Panch (Spelling Bee), Fagin (Oliver), Scrooge (Christmas Carol), Dr. Watson (Hound of the Baskervilles), Max (Sound of Music), David O. Selznick (Moonlight and Magnolias), literally hundreds more roles. Gary is a 12 time award winning actor, a published author, soloist on two original cast albums, a singer in Cirque Du Soleil’s tour Cirque Dreams, has been the principle in well over 40 TV commercials, has co-starred in two feature length films and has

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just completed shooting his latest movie, Thorns For Flowers to be released winter of 2016/17. La Mancha marks his 7th appearance here at WBT. One week after this show closes he’s getting MARRIED to his biggest fan, Laurie. GaryMarachek.com IAN KNAUER (Duke; Dr. Carrasco) is thrilled to be back at Westchester Broadway Theatre! Broadway: Dames At Sea, Mamma Mia!, By Jeeves (Rev. Pinker), State Fair. West End: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: York Theatre, NYMF, NY City Opera, Carnegie Hall, six shows at Encores! Ten National/International Tours. Films include: The Program (2015), Kon-Tiki, D’ora, Coincidence, By Jeeves. Many concerts and recordings around the world. Graduate of University of Michigan. www.Ian-Knauer.com @TheIanKnauer ALAN M-L WAGER (Padre) stood-by for three roles in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway after returning from the National Tour. Selected credits include Ravenal in Show Boat, Pirelli & The Beadle in Sweeney Todd, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone and Santa in Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He sang at the White House and at Carnegie Hall with the NY Pops. Alan is the co-founder of the Emmy nominated and award winning 22Q Entertainment. www.22QEntertainment.com. Love to Robert. Shmegratulations!

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Keyboard Programming by STEPHEN FERRI Costume Assistant KEITH NIELSEN Assistants to David Wasson MARION ELAINE & PALMAR KELLY

Set Construction & Installation SCENE WORKS, Ossining, NY Extra Special Lighting Equipment provided by SILENT G PRODUCTIONS, Yorktown Heights, NY Assistant Lighting Designer KEVIN GLEASON Stitcher PAMELA CUMMINGS Rehearsal Pianist WILLIAM STANLEY 10

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whO’S whO GEOFF BELLISTON (Governor; Innkeeper) is ecstatic to be going into the 17th century where he truly belongs! Some favorite credits: Foolerie (NYMF) and The Full Monty (Mac Haydn, Arizona Broadway Theatre). You can also hear Geoff’s voiceover work on Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V, and the upcoming Adventures in Duckport. Peace and love to the WBT family, my Belliston clan, and my Amber. This one’s for you Annie Jo. JOANNE BORTS (Housekeeper) Broadway: Once (original cast); Fiddler on the Roof; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Off-Broadway: Showboat (Carnegie Hall); On Second Avenue; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh; Night in the Old Marketplace; Kids & Yiddish; The Golden Land. Moses Man (NYMF/ GEVA). Tours: Fiddler; Cinderella; Funny Girl; Those Were the Days. Concerts: Carnegie Hall (with Neil Sedaka and the Klezmatics); Warsaw zingera Festival; Vienna Kulturherbst; KlezFest London. Recording: Witches of Lublin (NPR); Milken Archive (Vienna Chamber Orchestra) Thanks DW! For Theo. www.JoanneBorts.com @LushandHora. DAVID CANTOR (The Barber) Broadway: Che - Evita, Bobinet - La Vie Parisienne. Off-Broadway: Nathan Rothschild - The Rothschilds. Other: Henry Higgins - My Fair Lady, Ricky Roma - Glengarry Glenn Ross, Fagin - Oliver!, Benny - The Desert Song, Benedick - Much Ado About Nothing, The Old Actor - The Fantasticks, John Adams - 1776, Charlie - Tintypes. Principal roles all 13 Gilbert & Sullivan operas in USA, Great Britain, Italy. TV/Film: Redrum, I’d Kill for You, Shadow of Doubt Evil Lives Here, Man in Progress. This is his 11th show at WBT! www.david-cantor.com WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE

JOSEPH TORELLO (Captain of the Inquisition) WBT: My Fair Lady (Harry/u/s Doolittle). Joseph recently performed in Show Boat (Carnival Barker) and Carousel (Policeman) at Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic (both aired on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS). At Carnegie Hall, he was in the Mission Quartet in Guys & Dolls alongside Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally. Joseph has performed in over 350 performances in 8 productions of The Music Man as barbershop quartet bass Olin Britt. Other favorites: The Little Mermaid (King Triton), South Pacific (Stewpot), The Addams Family (Lurch). www.JosephTorello.com

JOSÉ ANTONIO (Jose; Ensemble) is almost as excited about making his debut with Westchester Broadway Theatre as he is about the free burrito he got for lunch! The New York City actor is thrilled to share this very possible dream with you. Some favorite credits include: Memphis 2nd National Tour (Swing/ Fight Captain/Assistant Dance Captain), A Chorus Line (Richie), Spring Awakening (Ernst), and Mary Poppins (Neleus). A proud member of AEA, THANK YOU WBT, Mom, NYC family! 1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love. IG-@joser5678

A breathtaking musical experience featuring former members of Elton John’s and Billy Joel’s bands, The Boston Pops & current members of The Smithereens!

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whO’S whO like to thank her family, friends, Chris, and WBT for everything. For Mom. ERIC BRIARLEY (Non-performing Swing; Dance & Fight Captain) is pleased to be back here at the WBT and to be a part of this production of La Mancha. He recently finished playing Steven Baker in Show Boat here at the WBT. A few other credits include Les Miserables (B’way National Tour - Feuilly, Enjolras U/S), My Fair Lady (Royal National Theatre American Tour - Freddy U/S), A Little Night Music (Goodspeed). Eric is also a songwriter and a few of his songs can be found on iTunes. For more visit www.ericbriarley.com - Twitter: @ericbriarley. Much love to God, my wife Amanda, son Eli, daughter Ava and our latest addition, Abigail, born Feb. 20th, 2016.

ALAN GILLESPIE (Anselmo; Ensemble) is excited to return to the WBT stage after performing in the 2001 production of Jekyll & Hyde. National Tours: Miss Saigon (Chris), Show Boat (Steve Baker), The Who’s Tommy (The Specialist). Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, Florida Studio Theatre, Provincetown Players, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, The Lion Theatre, Fallsview Casino, Carnegie Hall. Love and thanks to my family, Michael Rodriguez and especially my new wife, Michelle. This one’s for you, Dad!!!

SARAH HANLON (Antonia; Ensemble) is excited to be returning to Westchester Broadway Theatre where she most recently played Julie in Show Boat. Some favorite past credits include: National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Ted Neeley (Mary Magdalene), Les Miserables (Fantine), Oliver (Nancy), Hooray For Hollywood, and her niece’s and nephew’s favorite Pocahontas for Disney Cruise Lines. She would 12

JOHN PAUL LAPORTE (Pedro) WBT debut! Off-Broadway: The Donkey Show (dir. Diane Paulus), National Tour: Chicago (Court Clerk / Bailiff). Favorite credits include Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary (Riverside Theatre - Vero Fl.), West Side Story (MerryGo-Round Fingerlakes Music Theatre Festival, Fulton Opera, HLTC and more!), Gypsy (HLTC), La Cage... (Ivoryton Playhouse), Sweet Charity (ABT). Thanks to Lisa Tiso and the team for everything. Love to my parents and family. For my twin brother Angel.

GABRIELLA PEREZ (Fermina; Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the WBT family after previously appearing in Show Boat! National Tour: Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes. NYC: Land of Broken Toys (NY Fringe Festival), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Maria (Smile). Special appearances: Joe’s Pub, “Dancers Against Cancer,” Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Radio City Music Hall. Regional: Anita (West Side Story), Diana (A Chorus Line), Cha-Cha (Grease). Offstage, Gabby loves to play her ukulele, do crossword puzzles, and choreograph. BFA NYU. Thanks to Lisa and WBT, Dulcina Eisen Associates, and Sean. www.gabbyperez.com

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Combining the essential elements of pop, Broadway, the West End and opera with classical overtones in an uplifting, moving collection of well-known classical and contemporary arias.

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who’s who DIEGO RIOS (Tenorio; Ensemble) Originally from Mexico City, Diego is honored to be back again in WBT for the second time. He is a proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of NYC. He started his career back in Mexico City with Cyrano de Bergerac the Musical (D’artagnan) followed by the Mexican national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus). Favorite Regional theatre credits include West Side Story here in WBT, The Civil War, and Godspell (Judas), to mention some. Follow him : http://diegonyc.wix.com/diegonyc

DOUGIE ROBBINS (Juan; Ensemble) is happy to be making his Westchester Broadway Theatre debut with such an amazing show! Recent projects include Peter Pan (choreographer), West Side Story (Big Deal), and Rent (Sue/ Squeegie man). Many thanks to this incredible cast and creative team, and to his family for their continued love and support.

CORINNE SCOTT (Maria; Ensemble) couldn’t be happier to return to Westchester Broadway Theatre with Man of La Mancha! Previous show at WBT: the Female Cover for Godpsell. Other credits include Anna Mae/ Afua Assata Ejobo in By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (The REP at the Pittsburgh Playhouse) and the ensemble of In The Heights (Carrnivale Theatrics). BA Point Park University 2014. Many thanks to everyone involved, and a special thank you to M&D. For Gram.

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DAVID WASSON (Director and Choreographer) spent almost 30 years as an actor. Starring in such shows as Annie, Evita and 42nd Street. Man of La Mancha, however, was the show that changed his life. He performed it over 1400 times, including 3 stints on Broadway. He also assisted Tony Award winning director Albert Marre twice in its direction. He has appeared on stage and screen with such notable actors as Will Smith, Cybil Shepard, Richard Kiley, John Cullum, Robert Goulet, John Raitt, and Harve Presnel. David has also become an award winning filmmaker. His first feature film Do You Think I’m Pretty? won the Accolade Award in a global competition. His second short film Best Served Cold is in post production and will be released in late spring. PATRICK HOAGLAND (Musical Director) Previous music directing credits include Hello Dolly, Pirates of Penzance, Nunsense, Les Miserables, Brigadoon, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, Rent, Footloose, Man of La Mancha, Hairspray and more. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and his original compositions have been performed by The Esterhazy Quartet, the Tenuto Chamber Singers, and the ALEA III ensemble. He has written orchestrations and arrangements on commission for the Rhode Island Philharmonic orchestra and numerous other groups. He is currently the music director and accompanist at the Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center’s national award winning theatrical academy. Patrick was Musical Director on WBT’s recent holiday musical, Tim and Scrooge. Michael Dauer (Associate Choreographer) is excited to back at Westchester Broadway! Previous credits include Show Boat, Wizard of Oz, and West Side Story at WBT, as well as Dance Captain for the National Tour of Chicago. He has also danced for esteemed choreographers Josh Bergasse, Tyce Diorio, and Brice Mousset. Many thanks to Lisa, David and Bill for this wonderful opportunity. To find out more about Michael visit MichaelDauer.com.

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who’s who MICHAEL BOTTARI & RONALD CASE (Set & Costume Design and Execution) have been a design team for over 46 years, having designed both Sets and Costumes on Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s much loved State Fair (Producer David Merrick’s last Broadway show), Prince of Central Park, and Marc Shaiman’s Prop 8, The Musical on Broadway. They created new designs for the South African Hairspray with the original creators, and have been nominated for the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, & American Theatre Wing Awards, and won the 2003 and 2008 Lucille Lortel Awards. In 2006 they were nominated for the Drama Desk Award and won best Set and Costume Design (Dean’s List) for Ed Dixon’s Fanny Hill. They won the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award ,and were nominated for the Drama Desk that year for their costumes for Charles Busch’s Shanghai Moon and for the critically acclaimed feature film of Die Mommie

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Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

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Forever Motown A high-energy concert of

your favorite motown hits

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Michael Amante “The People’s Tenor” in

AN EVENING OF ROMANTIC MUSIC

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CSN Songs:

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Adult Comedy Night Sizzling Summer Event

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Die that won a Sundance Award and several film awards. Off-Broadway: Stephen Cole’s The Road to Qatar, After the Fair, Night of the Hunter, Shine! (NYMF Design Award), Little Me, Carnival!, Ed Dixon’s Fanny Hill & Richard Cory, Opal, etc. National tours: I Do! I Do! (Lucie Arnaz, Larry Luckinbill), Camelot (Richard Harris), Man of La Mancha (John Raitt , Jack Jones, Ed Ames, Ron Holgate tours) the World tour of My Fair Lady (Noel Harrison), the 25th Anniversary Tour of The King and I (Yul Brynner returned to the role), Al Jolson, Tonight (Larry Kert), Funny Thing... Forum (Mickey Rooney), Show Boat (Shirley Jones, Van Johnson) Fiddler on the Roof (Theo Bikel) to mention just a few. Other Regional Theatre credits include the costume designs for the now legendary Betty Buckley Gypsy at the PaperMill Playhouse, the hit revival of Dames At Sea which they won numerous critics awards for their sets, costumes, and projections in San Francisco and played the Goodspeed Opera House, Cabaret at the Walnut Street Theatre (Barrymore Award Best Costume Design), Barrington Stage Co., Arkansas Rep, and many years designing huge sets at Starlight Musicals in Indianapolis and many shows for Burt Reynolds’ Jupiter Theatre (Carbonell Awards) and for Westchester Broadway Theatre many of our shows. They have designed clothes for such celebrities as Lucie Arnaz, Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Deborah Gibson, Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Susan Egan, Janis Paige, Nanette Fabray, Van Johnson, John Raitt, John Davidson, Laurence Luckinbill, B.D. Wong, among others. They have designed three national tours of Fiddler on the Roof with Theodore Bikel and two premiere ballets for American Ballet Theatre. ANDREW GMOSER (Lighting Design) 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 22nd season with the MacHaydn Theatre in upstate New York. Through his company, Silent G Productions, Andrew provides WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE


who’s who 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 sixteen year old twins, Thomas and Elizabeth! JONATHAN E. HATTON (Sound Design) is excited to be a part of the design team for Man of La Mancha. He has been a local Sound Designer in Westchester County since 2004. A few of his favorite shows to design include: Disney’s B&B, Titanic, Sweeney Todd and Legally Blonde. Jon has also worked for Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, TOTS White Christmas On Tour, Sound Associates and PRG Audio. Jon would like to thank Jean Marie for putting up with his crazy schedule. STEVE LOFTUS (Technical Director) 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 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.  James Jelkin (Fight Director) is happy to return to Westchester Broadway Theatre where he has previously worked on Camelot and West Side Story. Also as a fight director: Three Musketeers, Man of La Mancha, and Band of the Black Hand for Connecticut Repertory Theatre and Blood Feuds (TV) for The American Heroes Channel. James is based out of Astoria, NY and holds an MFA in acting from The University of Connecticut.  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 manWESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE

aged 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 41 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) is happy to be a part of the WBT family which she joined in 1979 as a buffet girl. Lisa has worked in nearly every department in our organization and, since 1991, as Associate Producer and as Producer on over 25 mainstage productions. Lisa and her 22 year old daughter, Carmen live in Ardsley with Maximus, their very own Toto. BOB FUNKING AND BILL STUTLER (Owners / Executive Producers) On July 9, 2016, the Westchester Broadway Theatre will celebrate its 42 nd Anniversary, as well as the 26th Anniversary in this specifically designed, state of the art theatre. Bill and Bob, 2004 inductees into the “Westchester 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 st

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whO’S whO performers, directors and designers gather to create the best in Musical Theatre. (They have produced more shows than most Broadway producers. Man of La Mancha is our 195th Mainstage 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 AFL-CIO, 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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