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THE SANTALAND DIARIES by

DAVID SEDARIS

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Martin Burke. Photo: KirkTuck.com

NOV 23 - DEC 25, 2016 • TOPFER THEATRE


Dave Steakley, Producing Artistic Director | Elisbeth Challener, Managing Director

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DAVID SEDARIS DIRECTED BY

ABE REYBOLD MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JASON CONNOR ACT ONE CONCEIVED BY ABE REYBOLD

Scenic Designer....................................................................................................................................... AARON BELL Costume Designer............................................................................................................................ BLAIR HURRY** Hair Designer......................................................................................................................................SERRET JENSEN Lighting Designer.............................................................................................................. CHERI PROUGH DEVOL Lighting Designer Assistant......................................................................................................... LAUREN GALLUP Sound Designer................................................................................................................................... ELIOT HAYNES Properties Designers.......................................................................................... SCOTT GROGH, STEVE BAGLIO Stage Manager...........................................................................................................................CARMELA VALDEZ* *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ** Member of IATSE 829.

NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 25, 2016 • WHISENHUNT STAGE There will be a 20-minute Intermission. Drinks are welcome in the theatre.

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Supporting Sponsor

Originally produced in New York by David Stone and Amy Nederlander-Case on November 7, 1996. The Santaland Diaries is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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The Santaland Diaries Cast

Martin Burke*

Meredith McCall

Jason Connor

Cast of Characters Crumpet.......................................................................................................................................... Martin Burke* Singer.......................................................................................................................................... Meredith McCall Pianist...............................................................................................................................................Jason Connor

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

*Actors’ Equity Association, founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the Understudy Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. actorsequity.org

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production and the taking of photographs, with or without flash, or by camera phone, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices – such as cell phones, pagers, etc. – and refrain from texting and/or tweeting during the performance.

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The Santaland Diaries Cast MARTIN BURKE (Crumpet) – ZACH: One Man, Two Guvnors; Mothers and Sons with Michael Learned; Peter and the Starcatcher; This Wonderful Life (2013-2014); Harvey; The Santaland Diaries (1998-2003, 2006-2007, 2009-2012, 2015); Fully Committed (2003 and 2012); The Laramie Project (2002 and 2012); The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays; The Drowsy Chaperone; Take Me Out; House Arrest; Circumference of a Squirrel; Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE: Design for Living. REGIONAL THEATRE: The Drowsy Chaperone and Fully Committed (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Mozart Speaks (The Austin Symphony), The Odd Couple (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Poulenc: L’Histoire de Babar, le petit elephant with Anton Nel (The University of Texas at Austin), Greater Tuna with Joe Sears (Charles Dugan Presents), Twelfth Night (Sneck Up! Productions, Vortex Repertory Company), Jeffrey (Capital City Playhouse), Richard III/2 Actors and Family Affair (Public Domain), Shopping and F**king, Fur, and Julius Caesar (Vortex Repertory Company), Richard III, Julius Caesar (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Riversong, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Romeo & Juliet (Idaho Repertory Theatre). AWARDS: Austin Chronicle’s “Best of” 2010, 2013 & 2015 “Best Actor” Award; Austin Critics’ Table Award “Acting in a Leading Role” for The Drowsy Chaperone, B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Ensemble” for The Drowsy Chaperone, The Laramie Project and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy” for House of Several Stories; B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Featured Actor in a Drama” for Take Me Out; Austin Critics’ Table Award “Best Actor, Drama” and B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy” for Circumference of a Squirrel; Austin Critic’s Table Award “Best Actor, Comedy” for The Santaland Diaries; B. Iden Payne Award “Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play” for Twelfth Night, Angels in America: Perestroika and Family Affair; Austin Critics’ Table Special Citation “Show Savior” for Richard III/2 Actors, Family Affair and Lucifa. OTHER CREDITS: Martin holds a B.F.A. in Acting from The University of Texas in Austin.

MEREDITH MCCALL (Singer) ZACH: The Who's Tommy; A Christmas Story; White Christmas; Ragtime; The Laramie Project 10 Years Later; Next to Normal; Fiction; The Drowsy Chaperone; Caroline, or Change; 365 Days/365 Plays; Present Laughter; Urinetown: The Musical; Cabaret; Side Man; The Pavilion; The Laramie Project; Little Shop of Horrors; Jouét; Pride’s Crossing; The Rocky Horror Show (1999 & 2006); The Santaland Diaries; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika; The Taffetas; Jack and Jill; Ruthless! The Musical; Rockin’ Christmas Party; Das Barbecu; Born Yesterday; Avenue X; Beehive: The 60's Musical; and Falsettos. REGIONAL THEATRE: Hamlet, The Government Inspector, and The Robber Bridegroom - Guest Artist, Mary Moody Northen Theatre; Down the Drain and House of Several Stories with Imagine That; Jouét at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. ADDITIONAL CREDITS: M.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University. Meredith’s CD, The Joy in Your Heart, is available online through cdbaby.com/cd/ meredithmccall. JASON CONNOR (Pianist, Arranger) ZACH: The Who’s Tommy (Keyboards), Les Misérables (Keyboard), Ragtime (keyboard), Next to Normal (Piano Conductor), RENT (Piano Conductor), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Altar Boyz, High School Musical (Musical Director), The Rocky Horror Show - 2000, 2006 (Musical Director, Keyboards), Cabaret (Musical Director, Pianist), Always…Patsy Cline, The Santaland Diaries (Pianist, Arranger), “Bertolt” in Jouét, Schoolhouse Rock (Keyboard, Assistant Musical Director), Little Shop of Horrors, The Flaming Idiots, Evita, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Who’s Tommy, Forever Plaid, Jelly's Last Jam, The Taffetas, Das Barbecü, Dreamgirls, Ruthless! The Musical, Beehive: The 60's Musical, Soul Sisters, Falsettos, and Nunsense. Jason traveled with The Flaming Idiots to play keyboards for their performances at The New Victory Theatre, Off-Broadway in 2000 and 2009. OTHER CREDITS: a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Jason is a Music Specialist with the Austin Independent School District.

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The Santaland Diaries Song Credits Opener/Medley; It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year................................................. Edward Pola and George Wyle We Wish You A Merry Christmas...................................................................................................Traditional Text Me Merry Christmas............................................................. Adam Schlesinger, David Javerbaum The I-95 Asshole Song.............................................................................................................. Fred Campbell Sleigh Medley- Sleigh Ride..................................................................... Mitchell Parish, Leroy Anderson Thirty-Two Feet, Eight Little Tails................................................... John Redmond, James Cavanaugh, Frank Weldon Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells.................................................................................................. Kay Thompson The Re-gifters Lament................................................................................Jay Tumminello, Abe Reybold The Twelve Daze of Christmas...........................................................Traditional, Clay and Candy Davis The Rainbow Connection.........................................................................Paul Williams, Kenneth Ascher  The Annoying Drummer Boy...........................................................................Eric Rockwell, Joan Bogart O Come, O Come Emmanuel.........................................................................................................Traditional Carol of the Fans................................................................................................... Traditional, Abe Reybold Surabaya Santa............................................................................................................. Jason Robert Brown

Z-LOUNGE

Live, pre-show entertainment ❘ Drink specials ❘ Snacks The lobby bar offers a range of beverages, sweets, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. The bar is open 90 minutes before, and one hour after showtime.

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The Santaland Diaries Directors Notes “Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas!” Humorist David Sedaris first read his essay, The Santaland Diaries, on National Public Radio twenty four years ago. For some it has become a holiday tradition as welcoming as The Nutcracker, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, or It’s A Wonderful Life. The stage version has been a ZACH audience treasured favorite alongside “The Trail of Lights,” “The Holiday Stroll,” and the many weird and wonderful ways Austin celebrates the season. You are in excellent hands with this team of Santa’s helpers who continue to find ways to bring life and a little insanity to the Whisenhunt Stage. Creating our “Christmas Cabaret” with Martin, Meredith, Jason, and Carmela has been a hoot. Many thanks to Dave Steakley who’s original direction of Santaland as our constant guide. As usual, our designers, crew and staff at ZACH have worked expertly and tirelessly to reboot “Crumpet” and make the holidays special. Twenty four years after its NPR debut we are still pushing, shoving, and caught up in the holidays. Sitting in this marshmallow world will hopefully give you a chance to rest, to laugh at yourselves, your "elves," and to reflect on your own truths about Christmas. Have a merry one!

Photo: The Santaland Diares (2015) Meredith McCall and Martin Burke; KirkTuck.com

– Abe Reybold, Director

Photo: The Santaland Diares (2015) Meredith McCall and Martin Burke; KirkTuck.com

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Martini Crumpet Photo Contest

Cut out Martini Crumpet, take him out on the town, snap some photos, and share! Crumpet (aka Martin Burke) will select the photo he likes as much as his martini. The lucky winner will receive four Opening Night tickets to Lady Day at Emerson Bar & Grill - April 12, 2017.

Email your best shots to: marketing1@zachtheatre.org. Note: A colorful version of Tiny Crumpet is available to download at: zachtheatre.org/show/santaland-diaries. Please sumbit photos by December 31st. Social: @ZACHtheatre #MartiniCrumpet

Martin Burke as “Crumpet.“ Photo: KirkTuck.com


NAUGHTY OR NICE What’s your cup of holiday cheer? Sardonic Holiday Tonic

A Rockin’ Family Musical

THE SANTALAND DIARIES

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 23-December 25 Whisenhunt Stage

November 23-December 31 Topfer Theatre

By David Sedaris  Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello Directed by Abe Reybold Starring Martin Burke, Meredith McCall, and Jason Conner. For mature elves only!

By Charles Dickens Adapted and Directed by Dave Steakley Musical Direction by Allen Robertson Choreography by Christa Oliver-Torres Starring Greater Tuna star, Jaston Williams with Chanel Haynes-Schwartz, Roderick Sanford, Michael Valentine and Kenny Williams.

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The Artistic Staff

Abe Reybold ***

Aaron Bell

Blair Hurry**

Cheri Prough DeVol

Carmela Valdez*

UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS LOCAL 829

A national theatrical labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists and Craftspeople.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ** Member of IATSE 829. ***Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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About the Artistic Staff ABE REYBOLD (Director) – ZACH Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director has helmed many productions including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; One Man, Two Guvnors; Sophisticated Ladies; James and the Giant Peach; The Three Little Pigs; The King and I; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Other Credits: Blood Brothers and Camelot (The Texas Shakespeare Festival); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bat Boy The Musical, and Singin’ in the Rain (Red Mountain Theatre Company, AL), Evita, No Way to Treat a Lady, and Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Rose Theatre Company, OR), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Mill Mountain Theatre, VA). For The Birmingham Children’s Theatre, he adapted Sacagawea, Peter & the Wolf (with the Alabama Symphony) and staged Scrooge, The Snow Girl, and Tuxedo Junction (NEA new work). Abe spent many years acting on Broadway, National Tours, and in Regional and stock theatres around the country.

Theatre Festival, The Ohio Light Opera Company and STAGES: St. Louis. She also worked as Head of Wardrobe and Make-up for the national tour of Playhouse Disney’s The Doodlebops LIVE! and the 2008 national tour of The Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker. She is currently an active member of the local 205 IATSE union. CHERI PROUGH DEVOL (Lighting Designer) Regional credits include: Porthouse Theatre (Ohio), Texas Shakespeare Festival, and Barter Theatre (Virginia) where she designed over 150 productions as Resident Designer, including the Deborah Brevoort’s Blue Sky Boys, and Richard Alfieri’s Revolutions, as well as Barter’s national touring productions for Of Mice and Men, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Recent local credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lighting-Texas State University) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Scenery—Texas State University). M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin. Cheri is an Assistant Professor of Scenic and Lighting Design at Texas State University. www.devol-design.net.

AARON BELL (Scenic Designer) joined ZACH in 2010. Aaron is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his M.F.A. in Theatrical Design from Brandeis University, and his B.F.A. from North Carolina School of the Arts in Scene Design. He’s painted all over the country in regional theatres including: The American Repertory Theatre in Boston, MA, Music Theatre of Wichita in Wichita, KS, Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport, CT and Casa Manana Fort Worth, TX. Outside of heading the scenic painting department; Aaron also designs scenery for ZACH including last season’s, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Three Little Pigs and Sophisticated Ladies. www.johnaaronbell.com

SERRET JENSEN (Hair Design) – ZACH: Mary Poppins; One Man, Two Guvnors; Mothers and Sons; Peter and the Starcatcher; A Christmas Carol; The King and I; The Who’s Tommy; The Gospel at Colonus; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; A Christmas Story; Les Misérables; Mad Beat Hip & Gone; 33 Variations; Spring Awakening; Love, Janis. Originally from Houston, she has been the resident designer for The Alley Theatre, Divergence Vocal Theatre, body suspension group C.o.R.E., and other performance art groups and children’s theatres. She has worked on productions with Houston Grand Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Houston Ballet, Theater Under the Stars, the Society of Performing Arts, and several national tours.

BLAIR HURRY (Costume Designer) is an Austin native and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in Costume Design and Technology. Her costume designs for ZACH include This Wonderful Life, Fully Committed, The Santaland Diaries, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, Metamorphoses, and Shooting Star. ZACH PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL costume designs include Sideways Stories, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Farm to Market, Call It Courage and Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminals. Other local designs include Vampyress (Vortex Theatre), Parade: A Musical (St. Edward’s University), The Famous Rio Grande, The Trojan Women, and Cabaret (University of Texas). Prior to ZACH, she built costumes for the Williamstown

CARMELA VALDEZ (Stage Manager) – ZACH: This Wonderful Life, Harvey, Fully Committed, The Book of Grace, and many years of The Santaland Diaries. She has also recently worked with GAHSMTA and Summer Stock Austin at the Long Center. She has also worked as the Assistant Stage Manager for Austin Lyric Opera’s Cinderella, The Bat, The Barber of Seville, Il Trovatore, The Marriage of Figaro, Elektra, and Tosca. She has also served as Stage Manager for The Clean House, Always...Patsy Cline and The Vagina Monologues and worked on countless other productions at ZACH. 45


“An experience you will never forget.” – New York Observer

“Stunning.” – The Huffington Post Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. February, 1947 by William P. Gottlieb.

APRIL 5-30, 2017 • WHISENHUNT STAGE A musical play by Lanie Robertson Directed by Michael Rader Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

Pull up a chair, order a delicious cocktail, and turn back the hands of time in our swanky nightclub for an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday. “God Bless The Child,”“Strange Fruit,”“Don’t Explain,” and “My Man” are among the unforgettable hits you will savor from the lady who sings the blues. She’s got a life to sing.

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Season Sponsors

Season Underwriter

Summer Camp Presenting Sponsor

Season and Presenting Sponsors

Official Healthcare Sponsor of ZACH Theatre

Leading and Supporting Production and Community Education Sponsors

Topfer Family Foundation

Bonnie Cummins Fielder Fund Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts

The Burdine Johnson Foundation

Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation

Eric Copper

In Kind Support

Additional Funding

Media Sponsors

A Project of The Junior League of Austin

This project is supported in part by The Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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2016-2017 Season

November 23-December 31, 2016

April 5-30, 2017

By Charles Dickens Adapted and Directed by Dave Steakley Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

A musical play by Lanie Robertson Directed by Michael Rader Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

Austin’s newest and most rockin’ holiday tradition! Each year, ZACH's A Christmas Carol features new hit songs and reimagined carols that create an infectious spirit that will have everyone dancing in the aisles. ZACH's fresh and inspired adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved classic juxtaposes the traditional Victorian setting and costumes with a modern musical score that spans all genres. Come celebrate the season with three soulful ghosts, the Cratchit family’s boundless love, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous and joyous transformation.

Pull up a chair, order a delicious cocktail, and turn back the hands of time in our swanky nightclub for an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday. “God Bless The Child,”“Strange Fruit,”“Don’t Explain,” and “My Man” are among the unforgettable hits you will savor from the lady who sings the blues. She’s got a life to sing.

May 31-July 2, 2017

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda  Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes  Conceived By Lin-Manuel Miranda Directed and Choreogrpahed by Michael Balderrama Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

January 25-March 5, 2017 Texas Premiere The Great Society Written by Robert Schenkkan Directed by Dave Steakley

This groundbreaking, vibrant musical won the Tony Award for Best Musical for LinManuel Miranda and his dynamic creative team behind Broadway’s most talked about breakout hit Hamilton. Set in NYC’s Washington Heights, this “Upper West Side Story” dazzles with sizzling song and dance, as the hopes, romances, and dreams of a community ignite over the July 4th weekend. Joyous, infectious, and moving!

This is the second of Robert Schenkkan’s LBJ plays exploring Texas’ own political mastermind and his memorable years in the White House. Despite division over the Vietnam War and ongoing civil rights issues, Johnson championed the most ambitious legislative work – an end to poverty and racial injustice, education for all schoolchildren, healthcare for seniors, and voting rights – in his vision of a Great Society. In this political thrill ride, The Great Society examines who we are, asks how we got here, and dreams of how great we could yet become.

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July 26-September 3, 2017

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins Directed by Dave Steakley Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

February 17- April 29, 2017

Book lyrics by Mo Willems Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma Directed and Choreographed by Abe Reybold

When Gerald and Piggie get together, anything is possible. They might wear silly hats, get invited to a fancy pool costume party, or learn a crazy new dance. Based on the wildly popular, beloved book series, this lively musical features Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, who together discover the fun of being in a play and the joy of friendship. Bring your “bestus” friend and share the laughter.

They came together to make music. And together they made history. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins join forces for one night only on December 4, 1956 at Sun Records Studio in Memphis for the greatest jam-session ever. Relive this legendary night as you rock along to such classics as “Blue Suede Shoes,”“Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Great Balls of Fire.” There will surely be a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” in the Topfer Theatre for this epic night of music from rock n’ roll’s greatest icons.

Theatre for Families April 14-May 7, 2017 Written by José Casas Directed by Nat Miller

Mario is a hard working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In order to honor her memory and cope with his lack of connection with his father, JJ begins to build an arcade out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s garage.  It is through JJ’s imagination and ingenuity that he is able to connect to himself and his family.  Inspired by the YouTube sensation, Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family.  jj’s arcade  will be co-produced with Teatro Vivo and presented at the Mexican American Cultural Center.

December 17, 2016

Written by Shaun Wainwright Branigan and Jerome Schoolar

Now in its 17th year due to popular demand! In this hilariously fun holiday sing-along, students get into the holiday spirit with Ernie and Rufus. Celebrate the season with singing, laughter, and holiday cheer for all.

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January 25-March 5, 2017 Texas Premiere Written by Robert Schenkkan Directed by Dave Steakley Starring Steve Vinovich

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Save the Date–It's Guaranteed to be a Legendary Evening! Saturday, May 6, 2017 Honoring Carolyn and Marc Seriff The most stylish and fun party of the season–there’ll be a whole lotta’ shakin’ goin’ on at this year's rock 'n' roll soiree! Proceeds from Red, Hot & Soul benefit ZACH Theatre's education programs.  Visit zachtheatre.org/rhs for information. 50


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YOU DESERVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE! We extend our warmest gratitude to those who attended our Backstage event on October 20. Thanks to you, we raised vital funds needed to fulfill ZACH's mission to create intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. We are incredibly grateful to our Co-Chairs Donn Gauger, Kathy Hutto, Carmen Luevanos, Laura Merritt, Bettye Nowlin, Candace Partridge, Joy Selak, and Carolyn Seriff who are true advocates of the artistic vision of ZACH. Thank you to our event sponsors: Spotlight James Armstrong and Larry Connelly Mindy Ellmer and Charlie Geren | Brian McCall | Tom and Colleen Terkel Bettye and Bill Nowlin, Directors Underwriter Center Stage Cindy and John Greenwood Carolyn and Marc Seriff Bobbi and Mort Topfer Vinson & Elkins Rising Star Sergio Alcocer | Nelda TreviĂąo Eric Copper Brad Wiewel In-Kind

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ZACH Leadership DAVE STEAKLEY (Producing Artistic Director) is now in his 26th

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season, and is dedicated to creating a theatre of, by and for Austin – a place where our entire community gathers to share an intimate and extraordinary theatre experience. Led by Dave’s vision, the creation of the Topfer Theatre came to fruition, opening in October 2012 with the acclaimed musical Ragtime. Anna Deavere Smith says, “Dave is the future. The YES in his theater’s walls is as palpable as the walls themselves. That YES, I believe, will lead to something brand new, to connect with a broader, more global audience.” With Dave as artistic leader, ZACH has produced multiple World Premieres by Anna Deavere Smith, Steven Dietz, Jaston Williams, Everett Quinton, John Walch, Allen Robertson and The Flaming Idiots. ZACH served as the Central Texas hub of the nationwide 365 Plays/365 Days Festival by Suzan-Lori Parks. Dave created the first bilingual adaptation of Webber and Rice’s musical Jesucristo Superstar, and set The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans with a jazz/R&B reinvention, which received national acclaim from The New York Times and about which Todd Gershwin says, “It was Dave’s creative production of Porgy and Bess that really opened my eyes to the need to finally allow a creative team to interpret the opera in a fresh manner, which led to the recent Broadway production.” Dave has directed many ZACH productions, and some favorite experiences include: Mary Poppins, Tribes, Mothers and Sons, All the Way, The Santaland Diaries: A Rockin’ New Musical, The Who’s Tommy; The Gospel at Colonus; Harvey; 33 Variations; Ragtime; Next to Normal; Hairspray; August: Osage County; RENT; Metamorphoses; Our Town; Caroline, or Change; The Clean House; Take Me Out; I Am My Own Wife; Urinetown; Crowns; Omnium-Gatherum; Hedwig; Jelly’s Last Jam; The America Play; Dreamgirls; Angels in America and the first professional repertory production of The Laramie Project, and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. His regional directing credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, New Stage Theatre, American Heartland Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, and Pittsburgh’s City Theatre. He is the playwright of ZACH’s The Santaland Diaries, Rockin’ Christmas Party, and Keepin’ It Weird, featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and American Theatre. Dave serves as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. City of Austin Mayors Kirk Watson and Lee Leffingwell declared, respectively, May 18, 2001 and October 22, 2011 as “Dave Steakley Day” on the occasion of his 10th and 20th ZACH Anniversaries. He is the recipient of the 2015 First Tee of Greater Austin Courtesy Award, the 2013 Human Rights Campaign Austin Visibility Award, 2010 Kick Ass Award, 2005 Austin Circle of Theaters’ “Outstanding Contribution to Austin Theatre” Award, seven Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin Best Stage Director” awards, the 2000 Austin Under 40 Outstanding Arts and Entertainment Award, and multiple Austin Critics’ Table and B. Iden Payne Awards for “Outstanding Director/Choreographer.” In 2009, he was crowned Austin Dancing with the Stars Champion, and he has a cameo in Richard Linklater’s 2012 film Bernie with Jack Black.

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ZACH Leadership

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ELISBETH CHALLENER (Managing Director) joined ZACH Theatre as Managing Director in June of 2007, with responsibility for strategic planning, management, finances, marketing, and fundraising for the organization. Under Elisbeth’s leadership, ZACH successfully designed, built and opened the new Topfer Theatre, which has won significant awards and widespread acclaim completing the largest capital campaign in ZACH’s history. In August 2014, ZACH celebrated the successful conclusion of the $23.5M campaign! Other accomplishments during her nine years at ZACH include creating a new multi-year strategic plan that will move the organization into the next phase of its significant expansion, increasing revenue from single ticket sales by 79 percent and increasing revenue from season ticket sales by 139 percent. At a time when many arts organizations in Austin and around the nation have been struggling, ZACH has grown its operating budget from $3 million to $9 million dollars and has operated “in the black” throughout Elisbeth’s tenure.

Elisbeth has led her team in developing innovative new offerings on ZACH’s expanded campus including full-service bars and nightly pre-show entertainment; an exclusive skyline lounge in the Topfer Theatre for donors; and making the theatre available as a red-carpet venue for SXSW, The Daily Show, as well as other major community events. Two years ago, ZACH proudly launched The Dave Steakley Dream Fund designed to enhance the artistic vision of ZACH’s Producing Artistic Director and to maintain production quality and the facility needs of ZACH’s Topfer Theatre and campus. Before moving to Austin, Elisbeth was Executive Director of Montalvo Arts Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. She led Montalvo’s growth from a small, community-based organization into a major presenting venue and home to an internationally acclaimed artists’ residency program. During nearly two decades at Montalvo, her other accomplishments included increasing ticket sales from less than $500,000 to more than $4 million, expanding the patron base from 6,000 to 80,000 and raising more than $20 million for capital projects. Earlier in her career, Elisbeth served as Administrative Director for the San Francisco Boys Chorus, Education/Outreach Director of the Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf and as department chair and faculty member of the performing arts department of The Purnell School in New Jersey. Elisbeth graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Drama and Musical Theatre. She attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program, The Center for Excellence in Nonprofit Management Leaders Institute in San Jose, California and served in leadership roles for the American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley, Saratoga Rotary Club and the Arts Council of Silicon Valley. Elisbeth currently serves on the Board of Directors and is Development Committee Chair of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre in New York, and has served on NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals Committee and Executive Committee. She has been a panelist for The Houston Arts Alliance, City of Austin, National Alliance of Musical Theatre, National Fund for New Musicals, and Theatre Communications Group. Elisbeth has always had a passion for the theatre and performed for many years in summer stock, dinner theatre and semi-professional productions on the East Coast and in California. 55


The Santaland Diaries Production Crew Costumes

Stitchers........................................................................................................................................................Brandy Lee Harris Draper....................................................................................................................................................................Wayne Fowks

Scenic

Carpenters............................................................................................Wesley Falk, Dennis J. Riley, Chris Dominguez Scenic Artists........................................................................................................................................................Roger Mason

Properties

Properties Artisan............................................................................................................................................Marshall Tosko Properties Carpenters..................................................................................................Kelsey Kilcrease, Jonathan Biehl

Audio

Audio Operator....................................................................................................................................................... Jen Crump

Lighting and Video

Master Electrician............................................................................................................................................. Nick Swanson Lighting Programer............................................................................................................................................... Jen Crump Lighting Overhire.........................................................................................Chris Conard, Zach Miranda, Jen Crump, Michael Davis, Alison Lewis, Jacqueline Sindelar

Stage Operations

Stage Crew Chief................................................................................................................................................ Taylor Novak Stage Opers Overhire...........................................................Paul Davis, Michael Krauss, Scruffy, Jacob Singleton, Dezi Townes, Corey Green, Zach Miranda, Ra'Shawn Bump

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ZACH Staff Artistic and Production

Producing Artistic Director...............................................................................................................................................Dave Steakley Associate Artistic Director.................................................................................................................................................. Abe Reybold Director of Production.................................................................................................................................................................Paul Flint Assistant Production Manager..................................................................................................................................... Lesley Fairman Production Coordinator.................................................................................................................................................T. Scott Wooten Company Manager...............................................................................................................................................................Austin Collins Technical Director................................................................................................................................................................Michael Essad Scene Shop Foreman............................................................................................................................................................ Tom Lucenti Lighting and Stage Operations Supervisor...............................................................................................................Melissa Baglio Master Electrician.................................................................................................................................................................Nick Swanson Stage Crew Chief.................................................................................................................................................................... Taylor Novak Audio Supervisor...................................................................................................................................................................... Craig Brock Properties Master.................................................................................................................................................................... Steve Baglio Scenic Charge............................................................................................................................................................................J. Aaron Bell Costume Shop Manager..........................................................................................................................................................Blair Hurry Assistant Costume Shop Manager.........................................................................................................................Brandy Lee Harris Wardrobe Supervisor........................................................................................................................................ Christina Montgomery Draper.......................................................................................................................................................................................Wayne Fowks

Administrative

Managing Director......................................................................................................................................................Elisbeth Challener Executive Coordinator.......................................................................................................................................................Renelle Bedell Director of Finance................................................................................................................................................................ Linda Wilson Accounting and Budget Specialist..................................................................................................................... Lakeisha Van Buren Accounting and Budget Specialist........................................................................................................................................ Jeff Taylor Accounting and Human Resources Assistant..................................................................................................................Christi Zay Director of Human Resources....................................................................................................................................................Jen Nieri Human Resources Project Coordinator......................................................................................................................Melissa Hoang Chief Development Officer..............................................................................................................................................Charlie Frasier Associate Director of Development....................................................................................................... Kimberly Theodore Sidey Special Events Manager...............................................................................................................................................Cathleen Berdan Individual Giving Manager..........................................................................................................................................Brittney Woolley Development Assistant...................................................................................................................................................... Liana Putrino Grant Writer...................................................................................................................................................................................Amy Nunn Director of Education..................................................................................................................................................................Nat Miller Associate Director of Education............................................................................................................................................ Chad Dike Pre-Professional Manager..........................................................................................................................Jennifer Young Mahlstedt Education Associate..................................................................................................................................................... Kate Shaw-Nappi Education Assistant...............................................................................................................................................................Shannon Fox Chief Marketing and Community Engagement Officer................................................................................ Rachel Applegate Senior Marketing Manager................................................................................................................................................Rick Sanchez Art Director...................................................................................................................................................................................Rona Ebert Public Relations Manager.................................................................................................................................................. Lauren Lovell Digital Media and Marketing Communications Specialist.......................................................................Michael Ferstenfeld Senior Ticketing Services Manager....................................................................................................................................Greg Garcia Assistant Box Office Manager..................................................................................................................................................Ali Jaynes Lead Box Office Associate......................................................................................................................................................... Kim Stacy Group Sales Associate..........................................................................................................................................................Alyson Mintz Box Office Associates........................................................................Shannon Fox, Daniel Lonzo, Kim Stacy, Sascha Streckel, Lauren Charters, Camara McClellan Priority Seating Manager..........................................................................................................................................Bette O’Callaghan Priority Seating Representatives.......................................... Alyson Mintz, Josie Pardo, Leigh Anne Smith, Flora Urbano Director of Facility Operations and Patron Services...........................................................................................Amanda Adams Patron Services Manager.......................................................................................................................................................Kyle Sigrest Lead Events Manager..................................................................................................................................................Keri-Dawn Solner Production Events Manager.................................................................................................................................Raymond Gutierrez Bar Manager................................................................................................................................................................................Chris Smith House Managers.......................................................................................................Dee Castillo, Kendra Dobson, Kathy Garrett, Terri Housworth, Ernestina Martinez, Janie Paez, Kim Stacy Bartenders............................................................................................Will Phillips, Ben Grimm, Nate Bortmas, Jessica Hovind, Hannah Hagar, Iggy Mwela, Matt LeMond, James Taylor Assistant Facilities Manager............................................................................................................................................Andrew Clarke Facility Manager........................................................................................................................................................................Jay Holland Facilities Crew.............................................................................................................Scotty Mominee, Leon Presley, Justin Taylor

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ZACH Theatre Board of Trustees Executive Committee

Trustees

Brian McCall, President Texas State University System

Sergio Alcocer, Trustee Janet K. Baxter, Janet K. Baxter Oil & Gas Larry Connelly, Trustee Eric Copper, Austin Portfolio Real Estate Candice Hunter Corby, Cobra Legal Solutions, LLC Aaron Day, Texas Land Title Association Revolution Spirits Distilling Company Jay Fox, Baylor Scott & White Health Donn Gauger, Falcon Insurance Agency Inc. Rebecca Glenn Gindele, Reilly Realtors Gary Goldstein MD, Helpen Consulting LLC Deborah Green, Trustee Cindy Greenwood, Cindy Greenwood Residential Wendy Harvey, The Arbor Nestor Ho, Silicon Labs Kathy Hutto, Jackson Walker L.L.P Dan Jackson, Trustee Carmen Luevanos, Texas Gas Service Bruce McCann, The University of Texas Carla McDonald, Trustee Jon McElhaney , Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Deborah O’Connell MD, Trustee Mike O’Krent, LifeStories Alive, LLC Harriet O’Neill, Law Office of Harriet O'Neill Candace Partridge, Psychologist Jim Pitts, Texas State House of Representatives, District 10 Annette Renaud, Trustee Lesa Rossick, Market Ambassador Mari Ruckel, Texas Oil and Gas Association Joy H. Selak, PhD, MINDPOP Carolyn Seriff, Trustee Samantha L. Slate, Dell Leslie Sweet, H-E-B Robert A. Stoltz, Trustee Mary Herr Tally, Trustee Bobbi Topfer, Trustee Brad Wiewel, Texas Trust Law Kevin D. Witcher, The Chubb Corporation Stacey Zoll, Charles Schwab

Mindy Ellmer, Immediate Past President Legislative Consulting Adam Schramek, Vice President Norton Rose Fulbright Carl Stuart, Treasurer Carl Stuart Investment Advisor Inc. Tom Terkel, Secretary FourT Realty A. Robert Fischer, General Counsel Jackson Lewis P.C. Will Coombes, Development Committee Chair Visa, Inc. Laura Merritt, Membership Committee Chair Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Eric Natinsky, Education Committee Chair Quick Technologies, Inc. Derrick Evans, Community Engagement Committee Chair NXP Semiconductor Michael Heidler, At Large Vinson & Elkins LLP Bettye Nowlin, At Large Trustee Nelda A. Treviño, At Large Trustee Dave Steakley Producing Artistic Director ZACH Theatre Elisbeth Challener Managing Director ZACH Theatre

Distinguished Fellows Alice Kleberg Reynolds Melvin Pape Ex-Officio Sara Hensley Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Honorary Life Members Marla Bommarito-Crouch Alvin J. Golden Kenneth O. Johnson Susan Longley Philip K. Maxwell Sue Maxwell

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Edmund L. Nichols Elota Patton Charles T. Sikes Tom Terkel Johanne Ibsen-Wolford Alice Wilson


Business and Community Partners ZACH Theatre would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Business and Community Partners who support our productions, education and community outreach programs and operations through cash and in-kind contributions. Sponsorship of ZACH Theatre provides an opportunity to align your business with one of our city’s most innovative arts organizations. As a business and community partner, you will not only receive first-class entertainment for your clients and employees, but also enhance your brand and reach new customers, gaining valuable recognition among audiences who are eager to support our sponsors. $100,000+

$10,000-$14,999

$2,500-$4,999

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

Dagar’s Catering/DNA Events David Kurio Designs Kirk Tuck Photography Kurant Events Marquee Event Group Pink Avocado Catering Rackspace Samsung Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts Topfer Family Foundation Wells Fargo Advisors

Do512 Family Frost Bank JP Morgan Chase Southwest Airlines The Steeping Room Texas Gas Service Toasties Sub Shop Twin Liquors

$50,000-$99,999

H-E-B Tournament of Champions Holiday Inn Austin - Town Lake $25,000-$49,999

AT&T Baylor Scott & White Health Dell Heritage Title Company Mercedes-Benz of Austin National Endowment for the Arts Schlotzsky’s The Shubert Foundation $15,000-$24,999

Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation Applied Materials Foundation Austin Catering Austin Community Foundation Capital Metro Dollar General Literacy Foundation Silicon Labs Texas Commision on the Arts VISA

$5,000-$9,999

3M Austin American Statesman BBVA Compass Bank Bonnie Cummins Fielder Fund The Burdine Johnson Foundation CANTINE Italian Cafe & Bar Castle Hill Fitness Chubb Insurance Eric Copper, Austin Portfolio Real Estate IGT Junior League of Austin LatinWorks The MOD Studio Norton Rose Fulbright On Ramp Access Palate Films The Steam Team Texas Coffee Traders USA Compression Partners, LLC

$1,000-$2,499

Charles Quinn Photography Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar The Marv and Joyce Kaiser Foundation The Pacey Family Foundation The Tecumseh Foundation $1-$999

Austin Nites Party Bus Barton Springs Saloon Bearing Financial Advisors, LLC Cowgirls & Flowers Rosco Labs Treaty Oak Distillery

Special thanks to the following organizations who match the gifts of their employees: Ameriprise • Apple • Applied Materials • AT&T • Bank of America • Chevron • Dell ExxonMobil • General Electric • Google • Home Depot • Hospira • Humana • IBM Michael and Susan Dell Foundation • Microsoft • National Instruments The Pew Charitable Trusts • Silicon Labs • Topfer Family Foundation • Visa This list reflects contributions made from August 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016, from businesses, foundations and public agencies to support ZACH’s annual activities. Thank you again for your generous support. For more information on how your business or organization can get involved at ZACH, please contact Kimberly Theodore Sidey, Associate Director of Development, at 512-476-0594 x232 or ksidey@zachtheatre.org.

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Individual Contributors ZACH Theatre thanks the following individuals and family foundations for their generous gifts to support the work on our stages and in the community. This list reflects individual contributions to our Annual Fund from November 1, 2015 to November 1, 2016. To join our family of supporters, please contact Brittney Woolley at 512-476-0594 x270, or email bwoolley@zachtheatre.org. The Great Scotts are an exclusive group of individuals and couples who substantially support ZACH Theatre with annual operating gifts of $1,200 or more. The enhanced financial commitment made by the Great Scotts enables ZACH to bring important culture opportunities to the youth and adults of Central Texas, and in turn through year round social events and behind-the-scenes activities, the Great Scotts have a tremendous amount of fun! We deeply appreciate and thank our current Great Scotts.

Executive Producer’s Plus Circle ($12,500+) Anonymous* James Armstrong and Larry Connelly Pamela and Scott Reichardt Carolyn and Marc Seriff* Carl and Claire Stuart Executive Producer’s Circle ($10,000+) Anonymous* Jeff and Marcy Carpenter* Mindy Ellmer Eric and Maria Groten Kathleen and Harvey Guion Phyllis Parmer and Mark Plummer Producer’s Circle ($7,500+) Dr. Gary and Karen Goldstein Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth Cindy Greenwood Michael and Sarah Heidler Dan Jackson III and M. Jeremy Guiberteau Brian McCall Jack and Carla McDonald Bettye and Bill Nowlin Mary Herr Tally and Rusty Tally Jessica and Greg Weaver* Director’s Circle ($6,000+) ABE Charitable Foundation Sergio Alcocer Jamie Barshop Carolyn Bartlett and Jesus Fraire Jan and Lewis Bock* Will Coombes and Brian Luna Ken and Candice Corby Deb and Tom Feo Ronda and Kelly Gray Dr. and Mrs. Lacy H. Hunt Kathy Hutto and Allen Beinke IBM Corporation Joan and Jeffrey S. Lava Shanny Lott Lee Manford and Casey Blass Phil and Sue Maxwell John and Marcy Melanson Laura Merritt and J.P. Kloninger* Deborah O’Connell and William Stassen Candace and Michael Partridge Jan and Gary Pickle

The Honorable James R. Pitts Karen Pulaski Annette Renaud Tom and Glenda Rhyne Lesa and Bill Rossick Chari and Adam Schramek Robert Stoltz and Eve Michaels Tom and Colleen Terkel Mort and Bobbi Topfer Nelda Trevino* Jan and Neile Wolfe Designer’s Circle ($3,000+) Anonymous* Kathy Akin - Akin Business Service Jade and Greg Ausley Charles Barnett Jean Cheever Karen and David Craig Kristen and Aaron Day Bill Dickson Kathleen Dorran Kim Eckert and Gil Cantu Derrick Evans A. Robert Fischer Jacque and Jay Forrest Tim and Rosiland George* Joshua and Rebecca Gindele Justin and Wendy Harvey Andrew and Mary Ann Heller Brian Hencey and Chuck Ross Jeanne and Van Hoisington Nester Ho and Heather Bland-Ho Johanne Ibsen-Wolford and Steve Wolford Diane Ireson and Rowland Cook Mitchell and Janna Jacobson Dana and Dennis Jakubowicz Maxx Judd and Donn Gauger Carmen Luevanos Lana Macrum and Jeffrey Craig Drs. Roseann Mandziuk and James Studer Bruce McCann Jon and Heather McElhaney Linda McDonough Christine and Louis Messina Gail and Tommy Morgan Michelle and Eric Natinsky* Robert Nutt III Harriett O'Neil and Kerry Cammack Hiten and Melissa Patel Robin and Jeff Picard Todd and Colleen Preheim*

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Faith Roberts Jim and Trish Roberts-Miller Mari and Grant Ruckel Berny and Sarah Schiff Joy and Dan Selak Samantha L. Slate Laura and Mike Snavely Sadi Sparks Trisa Thompson and Jack Jacobi Brenda Thompson Tripathi Builder Inc.* Billy Wilkinson and John Kerrigan Kevin Witcher and Rick O’Donnell Leslie and David Wolff Stacey and Mitch Zoll* Stage Manager’s Circle ($1,200+) Anonymous (2)* Linda Aaker Carol and Chris Adams John and Diana Argersinger Richard Atkin Brent, Amee, and Luke Baker Mindy Bakker-Brown Thomas D. Barrett Becky Beaver and John Duncan Linda Benge and Paul Robshaw Phillip L. Berry and Susan Landers Julianna and Malcolm Borgendale Anne Boyd Boyd Family Russell Bridges and Ralph Salinas Jeff and Pam Brown* Lynda and Tim Brown Dan Bullock and Annette Carlozzi Christina Carson Elisbeth Challener and Brett Bachman Donna Clay Shelton K. Coleman Mary Lockwood Crouch John Crow and Marcus Loy JoAnn Dalrymple and Regan Ellmer James Dammann and Sharon Vaughn Darrell and Brenda David Lori Dennis and Karen Verser Deborah K. Dobbs Dr. Bill and Pat Evans Dr. Harvey and Gloria Evans In Memory of Mary Margaret Farabee Steven and Judy Franden Rex Gore Iris Groten Cass Haecker and Larry Steinman Susan B. Hammer


Individual Contributors Don Hammill Nyla Harper and Tobi Taub Richard Hartgrove and Gary Cooper Catherine and George Hessler Robert and Frances Hieronymus Stephanie and Jody Hooten Marjorie and David Hunter Jenny and Peter Hutchen/ The Reinhold Family Foundation Dirk and Betty Jameson William E. Jones, MD Scott Joslove Chad and Kim Jowers Suzanne and Keith Kaminsky Pat Koen Hank and Nancy Kojzarek Ken and Diane Kramer Margaret Kress L’Aiglon Foundation Myra Leo and Billy Atkins Dr. Emma Linn Tom and Alaire Lowry Bob Luther and Clint Phillips Skipp Manson Julia Marsden Tom Mays and Orlando Zayas Stephen and Sherry Maysonave Elizabeth and Reuel Nash Mike and Linda O’Krent Kathleen and Martin Otto Brandon and Alicia Phipps* Timothy and Bethany Pickering* William Pratt* Jim Raup Tracy Rawl Joe and Patty Rotunda Nancy Scanlan Quata and Jerry Schoolar Marcia and Barry Silverberg Patricia and William Uhls Peter Schram and Harry E. Ullmann Marcia and Barry Silverberg Greg Sovey Beth and Jack Stockton Shannon, Shane, Kaitlin, and Gracee Street Mr. and Dr. Christopher Thomas* Cathy and Dwight Thompson Vincent Thompson and David Thomas Mark and Ledi Trutna Karen Tuel and Doug Powell Lanny Vickery and Kim Greene Ching and Man-Li Yew Leading Role - Membership ($600+) Anonymous (2)* Laura Agnew and Hill Abell David Aronofsky* Larry and Cheryl Audette Donna Ayala

Deborah Beilman* Dr. Charles Bell Jill and Tim Blackwood Ted Blaylock John and Fleur Blazier Barbara Bobb Scott Branson and Tina Coverman Sue and Dewey Breland Britton and Britton Insurance Marco and Michelle Camacho Kelli and John Carlton Ruth Casarez Randy Cavazos* Cynthia Clark Jimmy and Kathy Clark Charles and Dian Cox Robert Cratchit Fund Anna Crawford Elaine Crockett Mrs. Gayle R. Cullington Joanne Debyah Leola Decker Carl and Laura Dobbs Claude and Susan Ducloux Kate Ludeman and Eddie Erlandson David and Pam Frager Friedel Family Foundation by Lynne and Steve Gellman Marilyn Gaddis, PhD Victoria and Nef Garcia* Dr. James E. Gilliam and Judith M. Gilliam Fred and Betty Glosser Glenda Goehrs Graham/Walker Family* James Griffin* Jim and Corinne Grimes* Dr. Ellen M. Grimm and Dr. Michael J. Grady Scott and Laura Grubb* Martin Grygar and Travis Maese Dr. Juan Guerrero, MD Tim and Dorothy Hald, CPA Melvin and Brian Hamburg-Maas James and Brandy Hammack Michele Haram Carisa Herweck and Valerie Esparza Kenneth Heydrick and Larry Stephens Jim and Linda Holcombe David Honeycutt Shirley and Doug Hudson William and Marilyn Ingram Jennifer, Glenn, Waylon, and Wyatt Muniz Bobby and Nancy Inman John and Kimberly Ireland* Coleman A. and Lola H. Jennings Andrew and Christina Johnson James Jones The Jordan Family Dr. H. Daviss King Jr.

Judith Knotts* Laura Lee and Joseph Kozusko Nalie Lee-Wen* Rebecca and Jackson LeMond Carey Leva and Elizabeth Danon-Leva Clay and Katy Levit* James Linville and Lina Husodo Carolyn Mann and Jesse Gutierrez Pamela Mathison Lisa Mauro* Kimberly and Alan McCollum Paul McGill* Lynn E. McNeil and Torbin McEwen Gil and Christy McQuillan Lynn Meyer and Rick Clemens Coach Nakumbe Terry and Patrick O’Daniel Mary Pape Connie and Samuel Pate Sue Patrick Lisa Paulson and Michael O'Toole Constance Pechal Doug and Sally Pendergras Phillip and Randy Pensabene Jenny Preece Tom and Kit Randall Joe and Karen Rascati Patrick and Lily Reznik Jody Richardson Karin Richmond Regina Rousseau Ellar Salmon* Thomas Scott and Irma Guerra-Scott Jason and Elizabeth Seriff Amy Shipherd Stephen Skaggs and Jay Kleine Delbert and Joan Smith Larry and Susan Smith Donna Snyder and Richard Donahue Don and Anna Sorensen Ryan and Bryna Stryker John and Cynthia Theodore Donald Tompkins Christian Trembley Retta Van Auken* Thomas and Karen Vaughn Mark and Mary Venghaus Craig Wallace Carol Whalen Brooke and Chris Wilbratte* Jay Willems and Dennis Nauert Robert and Danielle Wills* Linda Wilson Jan and Lois Wood Stan and Hilary Young

*Friends of Education contributor

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PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT ZACH

UNDER THE STARS HOLIDAY PARTY Plan a sophisticated Holiday Tent Party for up to 40 guests on the People's Plaza. Enjoy fresh cocktails and a festive setup with a savory buffet option to get you into the holiday spirit before the productions of:

or

Holiday Parties available December 5-18, 2016 Package Includes: • 30' x 30' Clear-top tent with Glass Doors

• Event Manager and Bartender

• Lounge Furniture

• Cocktail Cash Bar

• Three Cocktail Tables with linens

• Climate Controlled Environment

• Long Family Table (seats ten)

• Festive Lighting and Candles

Holiday Parties start at $2,500 Tickets are sold separately. Reserve now for best prices. Additional add-ons for catering, bar packages, floral arrangements, parking, and extra decorations are available.

For more details and how to reserve your Holiday Party: Call ZACH’s Lead Event Manager at 512-476-0494 x451 or e-mail privateevents@zachtheatre.org 62


At Your Service Purchase Tickets

Online: zachtheatre.org Phone: 512-476-0541 x1 In person: 202 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704 Monday-Saturday, Noon-7 p.m. during performances (Noon-5 p.m. all other times) Sundays, Noon-2:30 p.m. during performances

Group Sales Groups of 8 or more receive discounts and may place advance ticket orders based on availability. We can assist you in everything from planning your pre-show cocktail hour to arranging caterers for a post-show gathering in one of our beautiful spaces. For more information and to schedule you groups, please contact Alyson Mintz, Group Sales Associate, at 512-476-0594 x245 or email groupsales@zachtheatre.org.

Latecomers and Seating At show time, all empty seats are released back to the house to seat those patrons on stand-by. If you are running late to your performance, phone the Box Office so that we are aware that you are on your way and can hold your seats. Any patron arriving after curtain will be seated at the discretion of House Management. Our ushers will show you to your seat, if it’s easily accessible. If the seat is not accessible, you will be shown to an available seat at a break. At intermission, you’re welcome to relocate to your ticketed seat location.

Special Needs A Box Office Associate will be pleased to assist you with any special seating needs when you purchase your tickets. We have wheelchair and limited mobility seating in all of our theatres, and provide accessible restrooms, entry doors, and walkways. To access the second-level Serra Skyline Lounge in the Topfer Theatre, you many use the elevator located in the lobby. Assisted listening devices are available at the Box Office free of charge. For more information about any of these services, please contact the Box Office at 512-476-0541 x1.

Drinks and Dining ZACH’s bars and lounges open 90 minutes prior to show time. The Topfer lounge remains open post-show for an opportunity to meet and mingle with the cast. Pre-order your drinks at the bar, and they will be waiting for you at intermission and post-show. Our bars accept all major credit cards, and you may run a tab during your visit. ZACH’s lounges and bars offer a selection of wines, cocktails, and craft beers. Our Kleberg and Topfer bars offer a wide range of liquor selections including our popular wells and single malt scotches. Gourmet appetizer plates and small bites are also available.

Transportation ZACH’s Box Office staff will happily assist you in arranging a taxi for post-show. ZACH also recommends Uber as an alternative transportation option. There is a dedicated Uber pick-up and drop-off location in the Topfer Theatre parking lot. 63

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