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									Ahmanson
Theatre                         42nd Season 2008/2009



First Season Production
9 to 5: The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler
Directed by Joe Mantello
Presented by Center Theatre Group
  by special arrangement with Robert Greenblatt
World Premiere
September 9 – October 19, 2008

Second Season Production
Spring Awakening
Music by Duncan Sheik
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Choreography by Bill T. Jones
Directed by Michael Mayer
October 29 – December 7, 2008

Third Season Production
Minsky’s
The New Musical Comedy
Book by Bob Martin
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Original Book by Evan Hunter
Directed and Choreographed by
Casey Nicholaw
World Premiere
January 21 – March 1, 2009

Season Bonus Option
Frost/Nixon
A New Play by Peter Morgan
Directed by Michael Grandage
March 11 – 29, 2009

Fourth Season Production
Ain’t Misbehavin’
The Fats Waller Musical Show
Based on the Life and Music of
Thomas “Fats” Waller
Conceived and Directed by
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Based on an idea by Murray Horwitz
  and Richard Maltby, Jr.
April 18 – May 31, 2009

Season Bonus Option
Dame Edna: My First Last Tour
June 9 – 21, 2009




                                                        PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 1
CENTER THEATRE GROuP BOARD OF DIRECTORS                a note from the artistic director
2008/2009 OFFICERS          BOARD MEMBERS
HONORARy CHAIRMAN         Ronald J. Arnault*           Minsky’s … a show that most people had given up for dead.
Lew R. Wasserman†         Pamela Beck
                          Judith Beckmen               And yet, much to my delight, here it is! To the public, it
CHAIRMAN                  Dannielle Campos Ramirez
Richard Kagan             Marcy Carsey
                                                       undoubtedly feels like many musical productions are created
                          Geoffrey Cowan               and produced in a flash. Of course, such is not the case.
PRESIDENT                 Gordon Davidson*             From the time producer Roy Miller first saw The Drowsy
Martin Massman            Cástulo de la Rocha          Chaperone in Canada, years passed before he finally got it to
                          Charles Dillingham           the Ahmanson (where it debuted in 2005) and ultimately on
VICE PRESIDENTS           Barbara Fodor
Shelley Freeman           Amy R. Forbes
                                                       to Broadway. The same was true for Curtains, which had been
Ava Fries                 Eric R. Garen                around for years and, for a variety of reasons, repeatedly passed
Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Patricia Glaser              over. Finally, it had its world premiere right here at CTG in the
Darell L. Krasnoff        Susan Grode                  summer of 2006, and opened on Broadway in the spring of 2007.
                          Brian Hargrove
SECRETARy                 Tommy Hawkins
Martin C. Washton         Phyllis Hennigan
                                                       The story of Minsky’s is a bit different. There was a production
                          Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr.   planned almost 10 years ago that, even though initially on track
ASSISTANT SECRETARy       Ernest M. Hiroshige          (and even announced to premiere as part of the Ahmanson’s
Carol Mancino             Leonard Hirshan*             1999-2000 season), didn’t happen. Now happily resurrected, it
                          Andrew S. Kane               illustrates that musicals are not just written, produced and then
TREASuRER                 Samuel X. Kaplan*
Harold Applebaum          Nancy Olson Livingston*
                                                       take their place in the canon … the birth of a new show can be
                          O. Kit Lokey                 a long, laborious process that finds its happy ending based on
ASSISTANT TREASuRER       Walter Mirisch               timing and happenstance alone.
William Howard Ahmanson Diane Morton*
                          Jo Muse                      The show you are about to see is the result of a happy confluence
PAST PRESIDENTS           Dr. Steven Nagelberg
Lew R. Wasserman†         Edward B. Nahmias
                                                       of events and talent coming together to make magic. Having
Marshall Berges†          Lawrence J. Ramer*           Charles Strouse and Susan Birkenhead here (with whom I had
Armand S. Deutsch†        Timothy A. Regler            not had the pleasure of working prior to this) and welcoming back
Walter Mirisch            Michael Ritchie              Bob Martin and Casey Nicholaw made this a project that was
Henry C. Rogers†          Laura Rosenwald              simply impossible to resist.
Richard E. Sherwood†      Dr. J. Nathan Rubin
J. David Haft†            Marilyn Stambler
Lawrence J. Ramer*        Eva Stern                    I love big musicals about show business. The Drowsy Chaperone,
Stephen F. Hinchliffe Jr. Louise Taper                 Curtains, and now Minsky’s … these shows offer the view of a
Phyllis Hennigan          James A. Thomas              unique world … a world that ‘insiders’ don’t know as well as they
Richard Kagan             Corina Villaraigosa          think they do and ‘outsiders’ know better than they may be aware,
                          Frederick R. Waingrow
                                                       because it’s all based on human beings and human interaction.
                            *Director Emeritus         Perhaps showbiz is a little bolder, a little brighter, a little louder
                            † Deceased
                                                       than so-called civilian life, but the basics of humanity drive it …
                                                       the need, the desire, the hopes, dreams and expectations, the
                                                       ambitions we all have and the achievements we all desire. This
                                                       is probably what most attracts me to these types of shows.

                                                       Minsky’s … a show that is indeed very much alive! l




                                                                                                    –Michael Ritchie




P 2 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE
                                                                      presents
                                                            the World Premiere of




                       Book by                                      Music by                                      Lyrics by
                 Bob Martin                               Charles Strouse                            Susan Birkenhead
                                                              Original Book by
                                                             Evan Hunter
                                                                    Starring
                         Kevin Cahoon      John Cariani Rachel Dratch
                     Christopher Fitzgerald Beth Leavel Katharine Leonard
                              Gerry Vichi Paul Vogt George Wendt
                                              With
               Megan Nicole Arnoldy Nathan Balser Roxane Barlow Jennifer Bowles
         Kirsten Bracken Jennifer Frankel Linda Griffin Blake Hammond Philip Hoffman
       Stacey Todd Holt Marc Kessler Sabra Lewis Matt Loehr Ariel Reid Jeffrey Schecter
          Angie Schworer Sarrah Strimel   Charlie Sutton Jennifer Werner Patrick Wetzel

         Scenic Design                      Costume Design                       Lighting Design                    Sound Design
         Anna Louizos                         Gregg Barnes                        Ken Billington                 Acme Sound Partners

                       Hair Design                                Casting                             Associate Producer
                     Josh Marquette                          Telsey + Company                            Neel Keller

                     Orchestrations                        Music Arrangements                        Technical Supervisor
                    Doug Besterman                             Glen Kelly                               Peter Fulbright

              Associate Choreographer                        Associate Director                  Production Stage Manager
                    Lee Wilkins                               Casey Hushion                            Karen Moore

                                                Music Director/Vocal Arrangements
                                                            Phil Reno

                                                   Directed and Choreographed by
                                                          Casey Nicholaw

                   In association with MGM ON STAGE                                     Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber

This production is generously supported in part by Artistic Director’s Circle gifts by Bill Resnick and Doug Cordell and in memory of Morris A. Hazan.




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                                                                          Cast
                                                               (in order of appearance)


                    Billy Minsky ............................................................ CHRISTOPHER FITzGERALD
                    Buster ......................................................................................... KEVIN CAHOON
                    Maisie ............................................................................................... BETH LEAVEL
                    The Girls
                       Sunny ................................................................... MEGAN NICOLE ARNOLDy
                       Giggles ................................................................................. ROXANE BARLOW
                       Curls .................................................................................... JENNIFER BOWLES
                       Sylvie .................................................................................. JENNIFER FRANKEL
                       Flossie .......................................................................................... SABRA LEWIS
                       Bubbles ............................................................................................. ARIEL REID
                       Ginger ................................................................................. ANGIE SCHWORER
                       Borschtie ............................................................................... SARRAH STRIMEL
                    Boris .................................................................................................... PAuL VOGT
                    Jason Shimpkin .............................................................................. JOHN CARIANI
                    Scratch ...............................................................................................GERRy VICHI
                    Flame ...................................................................................... KIRSTEN BRACKEN
                    Sergeant Crowley ................................................................... BLAKE HAMMOND
                    Dr. Vinkle ................................................................................BLAKE HAMMOND
                    Mary Sumner ....................................................................KATHARINE LEONARD
                    Dr. Vankle ......................................................................................... MATT LOEHR
                    Blind Man .................................................................................. PATRICK WETzEL
                    Randolph Sumner...................................................................... GEORGE WENDT
                    Mr. Freitag.................................................................................PHILIP HOFFMAN
                    Beula .......................................................................................... RACHEL DRATCH
                    Waiter ......................................................................................BLAKE HAMMOND
                    Judge ........................................................................................ PHILIP HOFFMAN
                    Reporters ..........................................JEFFREy SCHECTER, STACEy TODD HOLT
                    Ensemble ................................. MEGAN NICOLE ARNOLDy, NATHAN BALSER,
                     .......................... ROXANE BARLOW, JENNIFER BOWLES, KIRSTEN BRACKEN,
                     ............................. JENNIFER FRANKEL, LINDA GRIFFIN, BLAKE HAMMOND,
                     ................................ PHILIP HOFFMAN, STACEy TODD HOLT, SABRA LEWIS,
                     ............MATT LOEHR, ARIEL REID, JEFFREy SCHECTER, ANGIE SCHWORER,
                     ................................SARRAH STRIMEL, CHARLIE SuTTON, PATRICK WETzEL

                                                  SWiNGS
                     JENNIFER WERNER, Dance Captain; MARC KESSLER, Assistant Dance Captain

                                                      uNDERSTuDiES
                      Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement
                                           is made at the time of the performance.
                  For Billy – Stacey Todd Holt, Jeffrey Schecter; for Buster – Matt Loehr, Patrick Wetzel;
                 for Maisie – Linda Griffin, Angie Schworer; for Boris – Stacey Todd Holt, Patrick Wetzel;
                 for Jason – Matt Loehr, Jeffrey Schecter; for Scratch – Blake Hammond, Philip Hoffman;
         for Flame – Megan Nicole Arnoldy, Jennifer Bowles; for Mary – Megan Nicole Arnoldy, Sarrah Strimel;
                for Randolph – Blake Hammond, Philip Hoffman; for Beula – Linda Griffin, Sabra Lewis.

                                                           STAGE MANAGERS
                                                  RACHEL S. McCuTCHEN, SuSIE WALSH




P 4 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE
                                     Synopsis Of Scenes
      The action takes place over the course of a week in the summer of 1930.



                                                     Act One

Scene 1 .....................................The stage of the National Winter Garden Theatre
Scene 2 .................................................................................. A psychiatrist's office
Scene 3 .................................................................................................... The street
Scene 4.....................................The stage of the National Winter Garden Theatre
Scene 5 ..................................................................................... The Bucharest Café
Scene 6.....................................The stage of the National Winter Garden Theatre


                                                     Act Two

Scene 1 .....................................The stage of the National Winter Garden Theatre
Scene 2 ..................................................................................... The Bucharest Café
Scene 3 .................................... The stage of the National Winter Garden Theatre
Scene 4......................................................................... An alley behind the theatre
Scene 5 ............ On stage and back stage at the National Winter Garden Theatre
Scene 6................................................................................................ A courtroom
Scene 7 .....................................The stage of the National Winter Garden Theatre



                            There will be one 15-minute intermission.


                                            ORCHESTRA
                                   under the Direction of Phil Reno

Woodwind 1 – Sal Lozano; Woodwind 2 – Jeff Driskill; Woodwind 3 – Jay Mason;
 Woodwind 4 – Robert Carr; Trumpet 1 – Chris Eble; Trumpet 2 – Don Clarke;
 Trumpet 3 – Marissa Benedict; Trombone 1/Local Contractor – Robert Payne;
         Trombone 2 – Craig Ware; Keyboard 1 – William Malpede;
             Keyboard 2/Associate Conductor – Larry Goldberg;
     Guitar – Paul Viapiano; Bass – Dave Stone; Drums – Perry Cavari;
       Percussion – Cliff Hulling; Violin/Viola – Vladimir Polimatidi;
                  Synthesizer Programmer – Randy Cohen




                          Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, beepers
                          and watch alarms. The use of any recording device, either audio or video,
                          and the taking of photographs, with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.




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                                                              Musical Numbers

                                                                            Act One

                      “Workin’ Hot” ............................................................................ Billy and The Girls
                      “Cleopatra” ............................................................................................... The Girls
                      “Happy” ........................................................................................................... Billy
                      “Someone” .................................................. Mary, Billy, Dr. Vinkle and Dr. Vankle
                      “Keep It Clean” ......................................................................................... The Girls
                      “Bananas” ................................................................................................. The Girls
                      “you Gotta Get up When you’re Down”............................. Maisie and Ensemble
                      “Eyes Like That”................................................................................Billy and Mary
                      “God Bless The u.S.A.”......................................... Maisie, Scratch and Ensemble
                      “Every Number Needs A Button” .... Buster, Maisie, Billy, Scratch and Ensemble


                                                                             Act Two

                      Entr’acte ...................................................................................................Orchestra
                      “Tap Happy” ...............................................................Buster, Mary and Ensemble
                      “Bananas” Reprise ................................................................................... The Girls
                      “I’ve Got Better Things To Do” ...................................................Billy, The Waiters
                      “I Could Get used To This/Bring us Out of Our Shell” ....................... Billy, Mary
                      ............................................................................................................ and The Girls
                      “Home”................................................................................. Maisie and Ensemble
                      “I Want A Life” ...............................................................................Jason and Beula
                      “Workin’ Hot” Reprise ............................................................................. The Girls
                      “Cleopatra” Reprise .................................................................................. The Girls
                      “Bananas” Reprise ................................................................................... The Girls
                      “Nothing Lasts Forever” ...........................................................Billy and Company
                      “Home” Reprise ...............................................................................Billy and Mary




                                                         Minsky’s is based on the
                                                  Bud yorkin – Norman Lear Production
                                                      The Night They Raided Minsky’s
                                                                written by
                                            Arnold Shulman, Sidney Michael and Norman Lear
                                                    From the book by Rowland Barber
                                                       Directed by William Friedkin
                                                  Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
                                                        Produced by Norman Lear




P 6 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE
Who’s Who
                 KEViN CAHOON             Jefferson Award for Best Actress in                          Desk, N.y. Outer
                 (Buster). Broadway:      a Revue. Other live comedy includes                          Critics Circle Award
                 The Wedding Singer,      Improvolympic in Chicago, Dratch and                         and the L.A. Drama
                 Chitty Chitty Bang       Fey at Second City, upright Citizens                         Critics Circle Award
                 Bang, The Rocky          Brigade Theatre and Aspen Comedy                             for her performance
                 Horror Show, The         Festival, Assscat 3000 at uCB Theatre                        as the Drowsy
                 Lion King, The Who’s     and Celebrity Autobiography at the                           Chaperone in The
Tommy. Off-Broadway: Roundabout’s         Triad in New york. Television: King        Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway
The Foreigner (Lortel nomination),        of Queens, Monk, Frasier, 30 Rock,         credits include Frau Bleucher in
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (also San       Wizards of Waverly Place, and a dancey-    Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in
Francisco, Boston, the Edinburgh          dance on Yo Gabba Gabba. Film: Down        the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the
Festival), MTC’s The Wild Party,          With Love, Click, I Hate Valentines        original company of Crazy for You (with
Encores’ Hair and Babes In Arms.          Day, Spring Breakdown (which recently      Susan Stroman), Mrs. Bixby in The Civil
Regional: the Guthrie, N.y. Stage and     screened at the 2009 Sundance Film         War, Ellie in Hal Prince’s Showboat and
Film, the Berkshire Theatre Festival.     Festival), and the upcoming My Life        Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut)
Television: Six Degrees, Canterbury’s     in Ruins.                                  in 42nd Street. Ms. Leavel was also
Law, Law & Order, Law & Order:                                                       seen in the City Center production
Criminal Intent, Hope and Faith, AMC’s                      CHRiSTOPHER              of No, No, Nanette. Numerous Off-
The Royale. Film: The Curse of the Jade                     FiTZGERALD (Billy        Broadway, commercial and television
Scorpion, The Thing About My Folks,                         Minsky). Broadway:       appearances. MFA from uNC-G and
Sudden Manhattan, the documentaries                         Young Frankenstein       proud member of Actors’ Equity.
Whether You Like It Or Not: The True                        (Tony, Drama Desk,       Thank you to Lynn, Ruby, John, TJ and
Story of Hedwig and Squeezebox. Kevin,                      Outer Critics Circle     Sam and my boys at BRS.
with his band Ghetto Cowboy, received                       Award nominations),
The Out Music Award for their debut       Wicked, Amour (Drama Desk                                     KATHARiNE
album Doll.                               Award nomination). Off-Broadway:                              LEONARD (Mary
                                          Gutenberg! The Musical! (Actor’s                              Sumner). Broadway:
                  JOHN CARiANi ( Jason    Playhouse), Stairway to Paradise,                             Hairspray (Amber
                  Shimpkin). Broadway:    Babes In Arms and Broadway Bash                               Von Tussle and
                  Fiddler on the Roof     (City Center Encores!), Observe the                           LouAnn), Footloose
                  (Tony nomination;       Sons of Ulster Marching Towards                               (Ariel Moore). Off-
                  Outer Critics Circle    the Somme (Lincoln Center), Fully          Broadway: Miss Lulu Bett (Di Deacon)
                  Award). Off-Broadway:   Committed (Cherry Lane Theatre),           at the Mint Theatre. Regional: Othello
                  cul-de-sac (Transport   Saturday Night (Second Stage, Drama        (Desdemona) – The Theatre at Boston
Group), Two Gentlemen of Verona           Desk Award nomination), Wise Guys          Court, The Ruby Sunrise (Suzie Tyrone)
(The Public/NySF), Modern Orthodox,       (N.y. Theatre Workshop), Corpus            – L.A. Theatre Works, Exactly Like
It's My Party. Recent regional:           Christi (Manhattan Theatre Club)           You (Eve Bursteter) – Goodspeed,
Williamstown Theatre Festival,            and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Public       Hay Fever (Sorel Bliss) – New Jersey
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.       Theater). Regional: The Beauty Queen       Shakespeare. Film: What We Do Is
Film: Scotland, PA; Showtime, Kissing     of Leenane (Steppenwolf Theatre            Secret, Stick It in Detroit. Television:
Jessica Stein, Robot Stories, Down.       Company, Joseph Jefferson Award            Bones, The Evidence, Presidio Med,
Television: Forensics tech Beck on        nomination), Springtime for Henry          Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Education:
Law & Order, Six Degrees, Ed.             (Huntington Theatre, IRNE Award),          BFA, Carnegie Mellon university.
Playwright: Almost, Maine.                and 10 seasons with the Williamstown       Thank you my dear friends and fam.
                                          Theatre Festival (favorite productions
                 RACHEL DRATCH            include A Midsummer Night’s Dream,                          GERRY ViCHi
                 (Beula). Cast member     Where’s Charley? and Dead End).                             (Scratch). Broadway:
                 of Saturday Night Live   Television: Twins (series regular, WB),                     The Drowsy
                 for seven seasons.       The Electric Company (PBS). Film:                           Chaperone, Curtains,
                 Second City Mainstage    Personal Velocity (dir. Rebecca Miller),                    Annie Get Your Gun,
                 in Chicago for four      Dedication (dir. Justin Theroux) and                        How To Succeed in
                 revues: Pinata Full of   Revolutionary Road (dir. Sam Mendes).                       Business…, Anything
Bees, Citizen Gates, Paradigm Lost and                                               Goes, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Woman
Promise Keepers, Losers Weepers. For      BETH LEAVEL (Maisie) most recently         of the Year. Performed as the Wizard
the latter two she received the Joseph    received the 2006 Tony Award, Drama        in The Wizard of Oz and Fezziwig in

                                                                                                      PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 7
A Christmas Carol, both at Madison                        Arts, Walnut Street                           JENNiFER BOWLES
Square Garden. Appeared with Bill                         Theatre), Grease                              (Curls). National
Irwin in Scapin at the Roundabout                         (Marriott Theatre,                            Tours: The Drowsy
Theatre. Other regional credits include                   Carousel Dinner                               Chaperone, Wonderful
1776 at Williamstown, No, No, Nanette                     Theatre), Sacramento                          Town. Off-Broadway:
and Very Good Eddie at Goodspeed                          Music Circus,                                 Wanda's World. Other
Opera House, Galileo and A Servant of                     Pittsburgh Civic                              New york: School
Two Masters at Baltimore Center Stage.     Light Opera. BFA Musical Theatre            Daze (NyMF), Mademoiselle Modiste,
Films include City Hall, Just My Luck      Penn State. Much gratitude to Telsey        Meet Me in St. Louis, and readings of
and Spike Lee’s Inside Man. He is also     Casting, the amazing creative team,         But, I'm a Cheerleader and Talk to the
an abstract expressionist painter.         Mom, Dad, and Matthew.                      Dead. Thanks to Casey and the whole
                                                                                       creative team, Jim, Craig, Telsey, Emily,
                  PAuL VOGT (Boris).                       NATHAN BALSER               Daniel, Rory, and her incredible family
                  Broadway: Hairspray                      (Ensemble). Broadway:       and friends. For Mom and Da!
                  (Edna). Regional:                        Legally Blonde. Other
                  Hairspray (Edna) at                      New york: Damn                               KiRSTEN BRACKEN
                  North Shore Music                        Yankees (City Center),                       (Flame). Broadway:
                  Theatre, Sacramento                      Peter Pan (Madison                           Hairspray (Lou Ann,
                  Music Circus and                         Square Garden),                              u/s Amber). Other
the Luxor Vegas. Hamlet, Much              Brigadoon (workshop). National Tours:                        New york: Gemini:
Ado..., Comedy of Errors, As You Like      Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan. Regional:                             The Musical (NyMF).
It (Orlando Shakespeare), Assassins,       Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph), Cats                              Regional: Thoroughly
Greater Tuna, El Grande de Coca Cola,      (Munkustrap), Annie Get Your Gun            Modern Millie (Millie), A Chorus Line
Working (The Edith Bush), Sylvia,          (Tommy), Seven Brides for Seven             (Maggie). Carnegie Mellon: Side Show
Below the Belt (OTP), The Fantasticks      Brothers (Daniel). Film: Out of Step.       (Daisy), After Miss Julie (Christine).
(Orlando Opera). Los Angeles: Happy        Dance: Repertory Dance Theatre, John        Concert Work: Guest soloist with
Days: The Musical, The Magic Flute,        Malashock and Company (Old Globe).          Cincinnati Pops, Toronto Symphony
Twin-Prov (Falcon Theatre), The Grand      For my two girls, Sue and Syd. AEA.         Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony,
Duchess of Gerolstein (L.A. Opera),                                                    Southwest Florida Symphony.
Icarus and Aria (Sacred Fools Theater),                      ROXANE BARLOW             Television: All My Children.
Guest Improvisor (The Groundlings).                          (Giggles). Broadway:
Film: Igor, Blonde Ambition, Princess                        Dirty Rotten                                JENNiFER FRANKEL
Diaries 2, Good Boy, Raising Helen, Lilo                     Scoundrels, The Boy                         (Sylvie). Broadway:
and Stitch 2, First of May. Television:                      From Oz, Never Gonna                        Curtains (Marjorie
Mad TV, Hannah Montana, Re-Run                               Dance, Thoroughly                           Cook, u/s Carmen
Show, Arrested Development, Reno 911,                        Modern Millie, Follies,                     Bernstein), Spamalot,
The Big Gay Sketch Show, Maximum           Chicago, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour,                           Never Gonna Dance
Bob, In Laws, Chicago Hope.                Little Me, Victor/Victoria, Beauty and                        (Charm, u/s Mabel),
                                           the Beast, The Will Rogers Follies,         Chicago (Mona, u/s Velma Kelly), The
                 GEORGE WENDT              Meet Me in St. Louis. National Tours:       Wild Party, On the Town (Flossie),
                 (Randolph Sumner).        Cats, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, White        Ain’t Broadway Grand. National
                 Credits include –         Christmas. Off-Broadway: Reefer             Tours: Sunset Boulevard, Chicago,
                 Broadway: Hairspray,      Madness. Regional: Charity in Sweet         42nd Street, Song and Dance. N.y./
                 Art. London: Art.         Charity, Norma in Victor/Victoria,          Regional: City Center Encores! Ziegfeld
                 Off-Broadway: Wild        Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street at North        Follies of ’36, Marty (Virginia, world
                 Men, An Empty Plate       Shore Music Theatre, Lola in Damn           premiere, Huntington Theatre), Big
in the Café du Grand Boeuf. National       Yankees at Lonestar Performing Arts.        Night (Vera, yale Repertory Theatre),
Tour: Twelve Angry Men. Chicago:           Film: Chicago, The Cradle Will Rock,        Let’s Do It (world premiere, Long
Second City, Wild Men, Bleacher Bums,      In and Out, The First Wives Club.           Wharf Theatre), Radio City Music Hall
Rounding Third. Various film and           Television: Law & Order: SVU (Red           Rockette.
television, most notably Cheers.           Watts), The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The
                                           Late Show, Grammy Awards, Kennedy           LiNDA GRiFFiN (Ensemble). Original
MEGAN NiCOLE ARNOLDY (Sunny).              Center Honors and Tony Awards               cast member of The Drowsy Chaperone
National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone        (1990, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2002,        on Broadway (and the Ahmanson!)
(Swing, u/s Janet, Kitty). Regional:       2004, 2005).                                and can be heard on the Grammy-
42nd Street (Tuacahn Center for the                                                    nominated cast album. National
                                                                                       Tours: The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty),

P 8 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE
                  A Chorus Line             and A Catered Affair. Off-Broadway:        university of Michigan. Love to Casey
                  (Bebe, with Donna         All In The Timing, Merrily We Roll         and Lincoln.
                  McKechnie), 42nd          Along, Isn't It Romantic, Rags, Tale
                  Street and Disney’s       Of The Allergist's Wife, Yiddle With A                      SABRA LEWiS
                  Beauty and the            Fiddle, Perfect Crime. National Tours:                      (Flossie). Broadway:
                  Beast (Silly Girl).       Jekyll & Hyde (utterson) and Titanic                        Chitty Chitty Bang
                  Locally: Florinda in      (Ismay). Regional: Angels In America:                       Bang (Vulgarian Solo
Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods           Perestroika (Roy Cohn), Speed-the-Plow                      Dancer), The Phantom
at Sacramento Music Circus Broadway         (Charlie Fox), A Midsummer Night’s                          of the Opera (u/s
Series, Polly in Crazy For You at           Dream (Demetrius), The Winter’s Tale                        Meg/Ballet Chorus).
Music Theatre of Southern California,       (Autolycus), Ingmar Bergman’s Nora         National Tour: Monty Python’s
18-month run at the Shubert Theatre in      (Krogstad), Bat Boy (Dr. Parker) and       Spamalot. Lincoln Center: Camelot
Los Angeles in Disney’s Beauty and the      Black Coffee (Dr. Carelli). Television:    starring Gabriel Byrne (Ny
Beast. Linda also holds a Certification     Law & Order (and its various spin-         Philharmonic), The Most Happy Fella
in Gardening and Horticulture from          offs), Deadline, Ed, and several daytime   starring Paul Sorvino (NyCO), Mack
uCLA. She is the proud mama of a            dramas. He appears on several cast         and Mabel honoring Jerry Herman
uCSD Triton, and wife of 30 (!) years       recordings.                                and the GMHC (Avery Fisher Hall).
to conductor Tom Griffin. Member of                                                    Radio City Music Hall: Radio City
Actors’ Equity Association for over 20                       STACEY TODD HOLT          Christmas Spectacular (Rockette).
years. Whew.                                                 (Reporter). Broadway:     Regional: Oklahoma!, (Dream Laurey
                                                             Cry-Baby, The             at the Paper Mill Playhouse), Carousel
                  BLAKE HAMMOND                              Producers, Contact,       (Walnut St. Theatre), Singin’ in the
                  (Sergeant Crowley,                         Big, Crazy For You.       Rain (Girl in the Green Dress with
                  Dr. Vinkle, Waiter).                       Off-Broadway: Contact     Regal Players), Footloose (North
                  Broadway: Hairspray,                       (Mitzi Newhouse),         Shore Music Theatre), The Boyfriend.
                  The Lion King, The        Anything Cole (John Houseman),             Associate Director/Choreographer
                  Music Man, Kiss Me,       Hollywood/Ukraine (Phoenix                 (Penn State). Thanks to Casey,
                  Kate, On the Town.        Theatre). National Tours: Contact,         Kelly, Mabel and Clear Talent Group.
Off-Broadway: Do Re Mi, Carnival, The       Crazy For You, 42nd Street. Other          www.SabraLewis.com
Emperor, On the Town (NySF Central          New york Credits: Funny Girl (New
Park), Idaho, When Pigs Fly (also at        Amsterdam), Idaho (NyMF). Regional:                         MATT LOEHR (Dr.
the Coronet/L.A. Drama Critics Circle       La Jolla Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera                         Vankle). Broadway:
Award). National Tours: Joseph...           House, The Ordway, George Street                            Mary Poppins, Chitty
Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar,          Playhouse, Westport Playhouse,                              Chitty Bang Bang,
Hairspray, The Lion King. Regional:         Theatre Virginia, St. Louis Rep, Great                      Movin’ Out, The
Bells Are Ringing (Kennedy Center),         Lakes Theatre, The Pioneer. Film: The                       Producers, Fosse.
Sweeney Todd (Lincolnshire), Olympus        Producers. Television: Crazy For You                        National Tours:
on My Mind (Boston Post Road), Theda        (PBS Great Performances), national         Fosse, Cats, Show Boat, A Chorus
Bara and the Frontier Rabbi (Halsted        commercials.                               Line. Regionals: Singin' in the Rain
St.), At Wit’s End (Florida’s Carbonell                                                (North Shore Music Theatre – IRNE
and Chicago’s After Dark Awards).                            MARC KESSLER              nomination), A Chorus Line (St. Louis
Film: Jane Austen’s Mafia, Rookie of                         (Swing, Asst. Dance       MuNy), Carmen (Houston Grand
the Year, Desperation Blvd. and the                          Captain) is the           Opera).
upcoming films Handsome Harry and                            co-creator of the long
An Englishman in New York. Television:                       running off-Broadway                       ARiEL REiD (Bubbles).
Frasier, Ed, Shining Time Station, Star                      hit musical Altar Boyz,                    Broadway: Monty
Trek/Klingon Academy.                                        winner of the Outer                        Python's Spamalot.
                                            Critics Circle Award for Best Off-                          National Tours: 42nd
                 PHiLiP HOFFMAN             Broadway Musical 2005. For six years,                       Street (1st National
                 (Mr. Freitag, Judge)       Marc was a member of the tap dancing                        and Moscow). Film:
                 joined Actors’ Equity      trio the Manhattan Rhythm Kings.                            Hairspray (Rhonda),
                 Association in 1979.       Highlights with the Kings include          Cadillac Records. Thanks to my family
                 Original Broadway          performing at the Kennedy Center,          and friends for their love and support.
                 Casts: Into the Woods,     in the movie The Aviator, and off-
                 Falsettos, Fiddler on      Broadway with Tommy Tune in White          JEFFREY SCHECTER (Reporter), aka
the Roof (2004), Is There Life After High   Tie and Tails. Marc is a graduate of the   “Shecky,” most recently originated the
School?, Baby, The Scarlet Pimpernel                                                   role of Mike Costa (“I Can Do That!”)

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                  in the Broadway                           (Odett, u/s White        (starring Eartha Kitt). Center Theatre
                  revival of A Chorus                       Bird) and Encores! On    Group: The Drowsy Chaperone. Other
                  Line. Jeff was also                       the Town (New Sailor).   L.A.: The Producers. Film/Television:
                  seen in the Tony                          Tour: Aida, Wicked       A Christmas Carol (upcoming,
                  Award-winning revival                     (L.A., Chicago, Tour).   starring Jim Carrey), The Producers,
                  of The Pajama Game                        Movies/Commercials:      Today Show, Tony Awards, The Rosie
                  with Harry Connick,                       I Am Legend (Dark        O’Donnell Show.
Jr., The Mambo Kings, Wonderful            Seeker), The Producers (“Spring-time
Town, Beauty and the Beast (Lefou)         for Hitler”), Mohegan Sun, as well                         BOB MARTiN (Book).
and Guys and Dolls. Jeff’s first feature   as numerous music videos. Much                             Broadway: The Drowsy
film as co-writer and star, Farm Girl      thanks to my friends, family, Mark                         Chaperone (Tony
in NY will have its national release       and mom!                                                   Award, Drama Desk
in 2009 (www.farmgirlny.com). He                                                                      Award, Theatre World
is also currently filming an original                        JENNiFER WERNER                          Award). National
sitcom called Shecky, inc. with Regio                        (Swing, Dance                            Tours: The Second City
Entertainment. Jeff would like to                            Captain). Broadway:     Tour Company (Canada). Regional:
dedicate this show to Becca.                                 Cabaret, As Long As     Artistic Director of The Second City,
                                                             We Both Shall Laugh     Toronto. Television: Slings and Arrows
                ANGiE SCHWORER                               (Choreographer).        (Screenwriters Award – Writers Guild
                (Ginger). Broadway:                          Off-Broadway            of Canada), Made in Canada, Twitch
                The Producers (ulla)       Choreography: The Plant That Ate          City. As a performer, Bob starred in
                with Nathan Lane and       Dirty Socks (Lucille Lortel Theatre),     The Drowsy Chaperone at CTG, on
                Matthew Broderick,         Things To Ruin (zipper Factory),          Broadway, in the West End of London
                Young Frankenstein,        ReWrite (urban Stages). National          and in Toronto. He is currently
                Chicago, Sunset            Tours: Joseph and the Amazing…            developing a new TV show with
Boulevard, Crazy For You, Annie Get        (Mrs. Potiphar), Cabaret. Other           Showtime and is working on the
Your Gun and The Will Rogers Follies.      New york: Follies (Encores! – Assoc.      book for a musical stage adaptation
New york: Encores! Tenderloin. york        Director), The Black Suits (SPF/Public    of the movie Elf.
Theater: The Body Beautiful. Los           Theatre – Choreographer), Radio City
Angeles: The Producers (ulla) with         Rockettes and Sinatra (Radio City).                          CHARLES STROuSE
Jason Alexander and Martin Short.          Regional Choreography: Phantom and                           (Music). Charles
Television: Law & Order: Criminal          Cabaret (North Carolina Theatre),                            Strouse’s music has
Intent, Queer Eye, As the World Turns,     My Fair Lady (Ogunquit Playhouse),                           been an integral part
The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Kennedy          several productions at Nyu (Floyd                            of American culture
Center Honors. Film: The Producers.        Collins, Violet, Merrily We Roll Along,                      for over 40 years. His
                                           Urinetown, A New Brain). Thanks                              first Broadway musical
                 SARRAH STRiMEL            to Casey and every amazing person         was the smash hit Bye Bye Birdie
                 (Borschtie). Broadway:    involved with Minsky’s. Thanks to BT,     (written with long time collaborator
                 Young Frankenstein        Simpkins and Joe! For the loves of my     Lee Adams). It won him a Tony Award
                 (Inga u/s), The           life, Thomas and Tessa.                   for best score, and paved the way
                 Producers (ulla u/s).                                               for his next show All American (book
                 National Tours: Dirty                      PATRiCK WETZEL           by Mel Brooks). In 1964, Golden Boy
                 Rotten Scoundrels                          (Blind Man).             (starring Sammy Davis, Jr.) earned
(Jolene u/s), The Producers. Other New                      Broadway: Original       four Tony Award nominations, and
york: Stairway To Paradise (Encores!).                      companies of The         in 1966, Strouse went on to write
Regional: Lil’ Abner (Stupifyin’                            Drowsy Chaperone         the Broadway favorite It’s a Bird! It’s
Jones), Cats (Bombalurina), 42nd                            (George), Thou           a Plane! It’s Superman! (based on
Street (Anytime Annie), Goodspeed                           Shalt Not, Annie Get     the popular comic strip). In 1970,
Opera House, Theatre under The             Your Gun, Ain’t Broadway Grand.           Applause (starring Lauren Bacall) won
Stars, Pittsburgh CLO, St. Louis           Other Broadway: The Producers,            him his second Tony Award. In 1977,
MuNy, and Kansas City Starlight. Love      Spamalot. N.y./Off Broadway: Stephen      he adapted another comic strip for
to my alma gemela, Matt.                   Sondheim’s Opening Doors (Carnegie        the stage – Annie – which went on to
                                           Hall), Golden Boy (City Center            become a worldwide phenomenon,
CHARLiE SuTTON (Ensemble) is               Encores!), The Pajama Game (Encores!),    and garnered Strouse yet another Tony
thrilled to be a part of Minsky’s.         Cinderella (Madison Square Garden).       (in addition to two Grammys). Some
Broadway: Cry-Baby (male trio), Wicked     National tours: Joseph…Dreamcoat          of his other musicals include Dance A
(u/s Chistery), La Cage Aux Folles         (starring Donny Osmond), Cinderella       Little Closer (lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner),

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Charlie & Algernon (Tony nomination),                        for Monty Python’s       Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony (also
Rags (Tony nomination) and Nick &                            Spamalot, directed       national tour). Other u.S. tours: Irving
Nora (Tony nomination). Film scores                          by Mike Nichols.         Berlin’s White Christmas (Broadway
include Bonnie & Clyde, There Was a                          Additional New york      and multiple cities), Disney Live:
Crooked Man, The Night They Raided                           credits: for City        Winnie the Pooh (u.S. and world
Minsky’s and the animated All Dogs                           Center Encores! – the    tours). Off-Broadway: Crimes of the
Go To Heaven. He also wrote the                              highly acclaimed         Heart (directed by Kathleen Turner),
theme song “Those Were the Days”            production of Follies (direction          Speech and Debate (Roundabout‘s
for the groundbreaking television show      and choreography), Bye Bye Birdie         Laura Pels Theatre), In the Heights,
All in the Family. Strouse’s writing        (choreography) and Can-Can (musical       37 Arts (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel
also extends into orchestral works,         staging); for N.y. Philharmonic –         nominations); Based on a Totally True
chamber music, piano concertos              Candide starring Patti LuPone and         Story (MTC), Birdie Blue (Second
and opera. His “Concerto America”           Kristin Chenoweth; South Pacific at       Stage), Altar Boyz (including u.S. tour),
premiered at The Boston Pops in             Carnegie Hall with Reba McIntyre          The Foreigner with Matthew Broderick
2004, and his opera Nightingale             and Brian Stokes Mitchell (also on        (Roundabout), Jonathan Larson’s
(starring Sarah Brightman) had a            PBS Great Performances), Sinatra:         tick, tick…BOOM! (World Premiere).
long and successful run in London’s         His Voice, His World, His Way at Radio    Regional: Vanities, the Musical
West End. A graduate of the Eastman         City Music Hall starring the world-       (Pasadena Playhouse), Emmet Otter’s
School of Music, Strouse studied            famous Rockettes.                         Jug Band Christmas (Goodspeed),
under Aaron Copland and Nadia                                                         Seven Brides (TuTS, Paper Mill), The
Boulanger. In 1977, he founded the                           PHiL RENO (Music         Baker’s Wife (Paper Mill), Much Ado
ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop                               Direction/Vocal          About Nothing, Beyond Therapy (Old
in New york. He is the recipient of                          Arrangements).           Globe), Me and My Girl (Goodspeed),
the “Richard Rodgers” as well as the                         Broadway: The            Let Me Sing (George St. Theatre,
“Oscar Hammerstein” Awards. He                               Drowsy Chaperone,        Charlotte Rep). Also: Berkshire T.
is also a member of the Theater Hall                         The Producers, Thou      F., Alley Merrimack Rep, Charlotte
of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of                          Shalt Not, Dame          Rep, George St., Williamstown. Art
Fame. His new book, Put On A Happy          Edna: The Royal Tour and Back With        Direction for Film/Television: Sex and
Face: A Broadway Memoir was released        a Vengeance, Cats. Off-Broadway:          the City (HBO). Feature Film: The
in June 2008.                               The Diva Is Dismissed (Public), A New     Secret Lives of Dentists.
                                            Brain (Lincoln Center), Nightmare
                 SuSAN BiRKENHEAD           Alley (Primary Stages). National Tours:                      KEN BiLLiNGTON
                 (Lyrics). Broadway:        Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor                           (Lighting Design).
                 Working (Tony              Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond),                               83 Broadway and
                 nomination), Jelly’s       original company of Music of the                             70 off-Broadway
                 Last Jam (Tony             Night, Starlight Express, Bob Fosse’s                        shows, including
                 nomination, Drama          Sweet Charity. CTG: The Drowsy                               White Christmas,
                 Desk Award), Triumph       Chaperone. Television: Music Director                        [title of show],
of Love (Drama Desk nomination),            and Conductor for Broadway Under          Sunday in the Park With George (Tony
High Society. Off-Broadway: Love            the Stars on CBS 2002-2006, CBS Tree      nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone
(Outer Critics Circle Award), A My          Lighting in Bryant Park 2006-2008.        (Tony nomination), Footloose, Candide,
Name Is Alice. Regional: Pieces of Eight,   Film: The Producers. Graduate of          Annie, Chicago (Tony Award), Foxfire
Fanny Hackabout Jones, Triumph of           the Cincinnati College Conservatory       (Tony nomination), Sweeney Todd
Love. Mark Taper Forum: Jelly’s Last        of Music.                                 (Tony nomination), Side by Side by
Jam. upcoming projects: The Flamingo                                                  Sondheim, On the 20th Century, The
Kid (with Henry Krieger and James                           ANNA LOuiZOS              Visit (Tony nomination), Fame, Annie
Magruder) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook                         (Scenic Design).          Warbucks, Sylvia and Snoopy. Current
Farm (with Henry Krieger and Daniel                         Broadway: In the          tours: Annie, The Drowsy Chaperone,
Goldfarb).                                                  Heights (2008 Tony        Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago and the
                                                            nomination, Best          international productions of High
CASEY NiCHOLAW (Director/                                   Scenic Design),           School Musical and Dreamgirls. For
Choreographer) received 2006 Tony,                          Curtains (Drama Desk      CTG: The Drowsy Chaperone, Lily
Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle         nomination), High Fidelity (2007 Tony     Tomlin in The Search for Signs of
nominations for his work on The             nomination, Best Scenic Design),          Intelligent Life in the Universe, The
Drowsy Chaperone, and 2005 Tony,            Avenue Q (including national tour,        Lisbon Traviata, Lips Together, Teeth
Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle         Las Vegas and London productions),        Apart and Don’t Bother Me,
nominations for Best Choreography           To Be Or Not To Be, Biltmore Theatre,

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I Can’t Cope. Other projects include      and regional productions, plus           Big (Drama Desk nomination), Damn
Fantasmic! at Disneyland, Shamu Rocks     theatrical concerts and special events   Yankees (Drama Desk nomination),
at Sea World Orlando and San Diego,       with renowned orchestras at world-       Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dracula.
Jubilee! at Bally’s Las Vegas, lighting   famous venues indoors and out. The       Off-Broadway: Weird Romance, Jack's
supervisor for Riverdance, and from       partners are Tom Clark, Mark Menard      Holiday, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller,
1979 to 2004 the Radio City Music Hall    and Nevin Steinberg.                     The Gifts of the Magi, Godspell. Also
Christmas Spectacular.                                                             in New york: King David, A Christmas
                                          JOSH MARQuETTE (Hair Design).            Carol, the Radio City Music Hall
GREGG BARNES (Costume Design).            Los Angeles: The Drowsy Chaperone,       Christmas Spectacular. Regional: An
Broadway: Legally Blonde (2007 Tony       Vanities. Broadway/Off-Broadway:         American In Paris, Sister Act, I Sent
nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone         To Be Or Not To Be, The Drowsy           A Letter To My Love, Paramour, Eliot
(2006 Tony Award, Drama Desk              Chaperone, Pig Farm, The Great           Ness in Cleveland, Jeanne La Pucelle,
Award, Outer Critics Award, Olivier       American Trailer Park Musical, Altar     Opal; also, the ballets Take Five – More
nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,     Boyz. National Tours: The Drowsy         Or Less, But Not For Me and Double
Flower Drum Song (Tony nomination),       Chaperone, Barbie Live in Fairytopia,    Feature for choreographer Susan
Side Show. Other New york: Sinatra        Trip of Love. Associate Hair Designer:   Stroman. West End/International: Guys
(Radio City Music Hall), The Wizard of    Mamma Mia! (North America),              and Dolls (London), Der Schuh Des
Oz (Madison Square Garden), Radio         The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten         Manitu (Berlin). Film/Television: The
City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular     Scoundrels tour. Other New york: Show    Producers, Chicago, Mulan, Anastasia,
(Principal Designer 1994-2005),           Boat at Carnegie Hall, Encores! No,      Pocahontas, Lincoln, Cinderella, Annie,
Cinderella and The Merry Widow (New       No, Nanette and Follies, numerous        Geppetto, South Pacific, Superstar
york City Opera), Pageant (The Blue       productions for the Juilliard School.    and Scrubs. As a composer: films The
Angel and London’s West End – Olivier                                              Punisher, Out of Step and Exit Speed,
nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show,       TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting).              TV shows Summerland and One Life To
Eliot Feld’s Behold the Man, Judith       Broadway/Tours: 9 to 5, Reasons to Be    Live, in concert with the united States
Jamison’s ballet Sweet Release (Alvin     Pretty, Blithe Spirit, You’re Welcome    Military Academy Concert Band and
Ailey). Regional credits include Mame     America, Speed-the-Plow, Equus,          the musical Hats.
(Kennedy Center), Lucky Duck (San         South Pacific, In the Heights, Wicked,
Diego Critic’s Award), Allegro (Helen     Hairspray, Rent, Legally Blonde, The                       GLEN KELLY (Music
Hayes Award), and many others.            Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone,                        Arrangements).
Gregg was the first recipient of the      Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go                         Music supervisor
Theatre Development Fund’s young          On (Vegas), Cinderella (Asia). Off-                        for Broadway’s
Master Award.                             Broadway: Rock of Ages, Atlantic, MCC,                     The Producers and
                                          Signature. Regional: Hair (Arizona                         Young Frankenstein.
                 ACME SOuND               Theatre Co.), Next to Normal (Arena                        Other Broadway
                 PARTNERS (Sound          Stage), La Jolla, Shakespeare Theatre,   credits include Spamalot, The Drowsy
                 Design). Broadway:       Westport. Film: I Love You Phillip       Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, The
                 Hair (2009), Irving      Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Sex      Frogs, High Society, Steel Pier, Dance a
                 Berlin’s White           and the City, Dan in Real Life, Then     Little Closer and A Christmas Carol. For
                 Christmas, In the        She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira   New york City Ballet, he arranged the
                 Heights (Tony Award      and Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp,   music and co-wrote the libretto (with
nomination), The Country Girl,            The Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, The    Susan Stroman) for Double Feature.
Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, A Chorus   Bone Collector. Television: Ugly Betty   Other ballet credits include Thou Swell
Line (2006), Dr. Seuss’s How the          (pilot), Whoopi, HBO’s Undefeated,       (for NyCB) and But Not for Me for the
Grinch Stole Christmas, The Drowsy        commercials.                             Martha Graham Company.
Chaperone, Hot Feet, The Light in the
Piazza, Monty Python’s Spamalot,                         DOuG BESTERMAN                             LEE WiLKiNS
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dracula, the                    (Orchestrations).                          (Associate
Musical, Twentieth Century, Fiddler on                   Broadway: Young                            Choreographer).
the Roof, Never Gonna Dance, The Boy                     Frankenstein (Drama                        Broadway
From Oz, Avenue Q, Gypsy (2003), La                      Desk nomination),                          performances:
Bohème (Drama Desk Award), and                           Tarzan, Thoroughly                         Spamalot, Wonderful
more. Eight seasons at the Delacorte                     Modern Millie (Tony/                       Town, Kiss Me, Kate.
Theatre for the N.y. Shakespeare          Drama Desk Awards) The Producers         National Tours: Cats, How to Succeed
Festival. For CTG: The Drowsy             (Tony/Drama Desk Awards), Fosse          in Business Without Really Trying,
Chaperone, La Bohème. Numerous            (Tony Award), The Music Man (Drama       Kiss Me, Kate. Television: The Rosie
international, touring, off-Broadway      Desk and Tony nominations), Seussical,   O’Donnell Show, Macy’s Thanksgiving

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Day Parade, Live with Regis and Kelly       RACHEL S. McCuTCHEN (Stage                 and Edward Scissorhands. In addition,
and The Tony Bennett TV Special.            Manager). Broadway: The Drowsy             Michael inaugurated CTG’s New
Thanks to Casey for keeping it “in the      Chaperone, A Touch of the Poet, Good       Play Production Program, designed
family.” Love to Josh who will always       Vibrations, Taboo. Off-Broadway: The       to foster the development and
be his husband – even in California.        Paris Letter (Roundabout), Kimberly        production of new work.
                                            Akimbo, Yellowman (MTC). Eleven
                  CASEY HuSHiON             N.y. City Center Encores! productions,                      CHARLES
                  (Associate Director).     including last year’s Summer Stars                          DiLLiNGHAM (CTG
                  Broadway: The Drowsy      production, Damn Yankees. “Love and                         Managing Director)
                  Chaperone (West           thanks to my family and to Corey!”                          for the past 17 years
                  End/National Tour),                                                                   has supervised
                  In the Heights, To Be     SuSiE WALSH (Stage Manager) has                             all development,
                  Or Not To Be, Good        worked in Los Angeles as a stage                            marketing,
Vibrations. Artistic Director of North      manager for 18 years during which          administrative and financial aspects of
Carolina Theatre. Directing credits         time she has worked on over 100            Center Theatre Group. Prior to CTG,
include many regional productions and       shows, stage managing over 30 at           he was CEO of The Entertainment
workshops of new musicals. For Marc         Center Theatre Group, including            Corporation uSA, presenting the
and Lincoln.                                The Drowsy Chaperone, with many of         Bolshoi Ballet, Bolshoi Opera, Kirov
                                            the Minsky's staff. Other Los Angeles      Ballet, Kirov Opera and Royal Ballet
PETER FuLBRiGHT (Technical                  theatre credits include Pasadena           at the Metropolitan Opera House
Supervisor). Recent Broadway,               Playhouse, the Geffen Playhouse, the       and on u.S. tours. He was executive
London and national tours: Jersey           Brentwood and Kodak Theatres. In           director of American Ballet Theatre
Boys, Hairspray, 13, Curtains, Bombay       New york, Susie was stage manager on       when Mikhail Baryshnikov was artistic
Dreams, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into        Putting It Together which originated at    director, managing director of the
the Woods, Vampires, Farnsworth             the Mark Taper Forum. Love to Ken.         Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre
Invention, Inherit the Wind, Dame                                                      Company, general manager of the
Edna, 16 Wounded, Anna in the Tropics,                       MiCHAEL RiTCHiE           American Conservatory Theatre in
Enchanted April, Frog & Toad, Life X3,                       (CTG Artistic Director)   San Francisco and general manager
Ma Rainey’s, The Elephant Man, Topdog                        is in his fourth season   of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
and Blast!. Peter has supervised                             as Center Theatre         He has served on the board of LA
over 70 Broadway productions,                                Group’s Artistic          Stage Alliance and on theatre advisory
international productions and national                       Director, and has led     panels at the California Arts Council
tours. Favorites include Aspects of                          over 50 productions       and the National Endowment for the
Love, Rocky Horror, Real Thing, Swing!,     to the Ahmanson, Taper and Douglas         Arts. He is a member of the Board
Amadeus, The Sound of Music, On the         stages since his arrival. From 1996        of Councilors of the uSC School of
Town, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Triumph        to 2004 Michael was the Producer           Theatre and the Board of Arts for L.A.
of Love, Footloose, Mattress, Forum,        of the Williamstown Theatre Festival
Smokey Joe’s Café, Moon Over Buffalo,       and prior to that he was a Production                       DOuGLAS C.
Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Joseph...,   Stage Manager in NyC. In his first                          BAKER (CTG General
The Secret Garden, Starlight Express,       three seasons at CTG, he premiered                          Manager) is now in
Drood, Singin’ in the Rain, Foxfire.        the musicals The Drowsy Chaperone                           his 19th season at
                                            and Curtains (both of which moved                           CTG. Previously, he
KAREN MOORE (Production Stage               to Broadway and received a total                            managed Broadway
Manager). Broadway: The Drowsy              of 21 Tony Award nominations), 13                           and touring
Chaperone, Good Vibrations, Taboo,          (which was subsequently presented          productions including Tru, Born
Man of La Mancha, The Graduate and          on Broadway) and 9 to 5: The Musical,      Yesterday, The Gospel at Colonus,
Follies. Ten productions for New york       which is set to open on Broadway in        Annie, A Chorus Line, Working, The Wiz
City Center Encores! Off-Broadway:          April 2009. He has produced 16 world       and Legends! starring Mary Martin and
The Vagina Monologues, Stephen              premieres including the musicals           Carol Channing which premiered at the
Sondheim’s Saturday Night, Things           Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and           Ahmanson Theatre in 1986. Baker is a
You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, James      Sleeping Beauty Wakes, and the             graduate of Albion College, is an active
Naughton: Street of Dreams, Visiting        plays Water & Power, Nighthawks            member of the Broadway League, the
Mr. Green, Das Barbecü, Closer Than         and Yellow Face; and he presented          Independent Presenters Network and
Ever, Steel Magnolias.                      a broad range of plays and musicals        is a proud member of the Association
                                            ranging from Dead End to Romance           of Theatrical Press Agents and
                                            to The Black Rider to blockbusters         Managers. He is a longtime sufferer…
                                            such as Jersey Boys, The Color Purple      er…supporter of the Cleveland Browns.

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                 NEEL KELLER (CTG                                                    Additional Staff for Minsky's
                 Associate Producer).
                 For CTG Neel has
                                            Make-up Design. . . . . . . . . . . . .Angelina Avallone                   Rehearsal photography by Joan Marcus.
                 directed Pyrenees,         Fight Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Kochanek            Production photography by Craig Schwartz.
                 Stones in His Pockets                                                                               Rehearsed at the New 42nd Street Studios.
                                            Associate Scenic Designers . . . . . . . . . Hilary Noxon,
                 and Good Thing. He                                                                  Todd Potter
                 has also directed and      Scenic Design Assistants . . . . . . . . . Aimee Dombo,                            MAKE-uP PROViDED BY
produced plays and musicals at theatres                                                              Jeremy Foil
                                            Associate Costume Designer. . . . . . . . . .Sky Switser
across the country and served, in wildly    Assistant Costume Designer . . . .Sarah Sophia Lidz
varying capacities, on the staffs of La     Costume Design Assistants . . . . . . .Rachel Attridge,                                 SPECiAL THANKS
Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre                                                          Amanda Bujak         Kevin McCollum, Bob Boyett, 101 Productions,
                                            Associate Lighting Designer . . . . Anthony Pearson                    Ltd. (Wendy Orshan, Jeff Wilson, David Auster),
Festival, Remains Theatre, Lincoln          Moving Light Programmer. . . . . . . .Timothy Rogers                    Tim Levy, Lazarus & Harris LLP, TDF Costume
Center Theater, the American National       Lighting Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nathaniel Seekins         Collection, Goodspeed Musicals, Sereno Coyne
Theatre and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.       Assistant Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . Jason Crystal                Inc., Boneau/Bryan-Brown; Maria Balboa,
                                            SSDC Mike Ockrent Fellow . . . . Elissa Weinzimmer                      April Bartlett, Cego Shirtmakers, Mary Creede,
                                            Music Copyists . . . . . Anixter-Rice Music Services                      Dianne Durben, Joe Forbes, Laura Kimsey,
                  GORDON DAViDSON           . . . . . . . . . . . Don Rice, Russ Anixter, Leland Bond                     Julie Ann Kroboth, Maggie Kuypers,
                  (CTG Founding Artistic    Music Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Seth Sikes     Brian Munroe, Emiliano Pares, Steve Rankin,
                                            New york Company Manager . . . . . . Heidi Neven                               Stephen Stratton, Dolly Williams,
                  Director) led the Taper   Production Carpenter. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paul Wimmer                           Keyboards by yamaha.
                  throughout its first 38   Head Carpenter/Automation . . . . . . . . . Erik Hansen
                  seasons, guiding over     Advance Carpenter. . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Bednarek
                                            Production Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . Richie Mortell
                  300 productions to                                                                                                 WEBSiTE
                                            Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas W. Ford
                                                                                                                             www.CenterTheatreGroup.org
                  its stage and winning     Lighting Board Operator . . . . . . . . . .Pamela Monroe
                                            Production Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Sweeney
countless awards for himself and the        Advance Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Cariot
theatre – including the Tony Award          Properties Shopper . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Klemp
                                                                                                                            The Actors and Stage Managers
for theatrical excellence, Margo Jones      Production Sound Engineer. . . . . . . . . . John Dory
                                                                                                                            employed in this production are
                                            Advance Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexander Ritter
Award, The Governor’s Award for the         Production Wardrobe Assistant . . . . . . .Ada Akaji
                                                                                                                            members of Actors’ Equity Association,
Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship.                                                                                           the union of Professional Actors and
                                            Production Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair Baker,
                                                                                                                            Stage Managers in the united States.
The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in                                                        Karen Evanouskas,
                                                                                                      Chris Paul
America (Part One) won the Pulitzer in                                                                                      The musicians employed in this
consecutive years and, in 1994, three                                                                                       production are members of the
                                                                                                                            American Federation of Musicians
of the four plays nominated for the                          Telsey + Company
                                                                                                                            Locals 47 and 802.
                                                   Bernie Telsey CSA, Will Cantler CSA,
Tony Award for Best Play were from the            David Vaccari CSA, Bethany Knox CSA,
Taper (Angels in America won). In 1989         Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA,                                  The following employees are
                                                                                                                              represented by the International
Gordon took over the Ahmanson and,              Rachel Hoffman CSA, Carrie Rosson CSA,
                                                                                                                              Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees,
                                                     Justin Huff CSA, Bess Fifer CSA,
in 2004, he produced the inaugural                Patrick Goodwin, Abbie Brady-Dalton                                         Moving Picture Machine Operators,
season in the Kirk Douglas Theatre.                                                                                Artists and Allied Crafts of the united States,
                                                                                                                   its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC:
                                                                                                                   Stage Crew Locals 33, 1, 12, 21, 74, 115, 251, 635;
                                                            Technical Supervisor
MGM ON STAGE (DARCiE DENKERT                           Tech Production Services, Inc.
                                                                                                                   Local Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Local 857;
& DEAN STOLBER). Veteran film                                                                                      Wardrobe Crew Local 768; Make-up Artists
                                                        Peter Fulbright, Mary Duffe                                and Hair Stylists Local 706. The managers and
and theatre executives Denkert and                   Colleen Houlehen, Lyndsey Goode                               press agents of this theatre are members of
Stolber conceived, developed, and                                                                                  the Association of Theatrical Press Agents
                                                                                                                   and Managers.
run MGM ON STAGE, the industry                                   CREDiTS
leader in developing and licensing film     Scenery and Automation from Showmotion, Inc.
                                                                                                                            united Scenic Artists represents
properties for live stage presentation.      Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting. Sound
                                                                                                                            the designers and scenic painters
                                             equipment from Sound Associates. Costumes
Stolber, a former TV and Broadway                                                                                           for the American theatre.
                                            constructed by Arel Studio, Barbara Matera, Ltd.,
performer, and Denkert, a published                 Carelli Costumes, Maria Ficalora,
                                                 Marsha Kuligowski, John David Ridge,                                      The director/choreographer is a member
author, are both attorneys and long-                Thomas Slack, Michael Stanton,                                         of the Society of Stage Directors and
term senior executives for MGM.               Stephen Stratton, Eleanor Wolfe. Millinery by                                Choreographers, Inc., an independent
MGM ON STAGE productions                       Lynne Mackey Studio and Rodney Gordon.                                      labor union.
                                               Custom painting by Jeffrey Fender; custom
include Legally Blonde, Chitty Chitty        shoes by Capri Shoes, J.C. Theatrical, T.O. Dey                       Center Theatre Group is a member of the
Bang Bang, Dirty Rotten Scroundrels,        and Worldtone Dance. undergarments provided                            American Arts Alliance, the League of Resident
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Rain          by Bratenders. Some props built and painted                          Theatres (LORT), Independent Producers’
                                             by Jerard Studios, JCDP and the Spoon Group.                          Network, League of American Theatres and
Man, Saved, and Theatre of Blood.             Physical therapy by Jen Green, Alan Kroll and                        Producers and LA Stage Alliance, and is a
                                                Karen Moran. Trucking by Clark Transfer.                           constituent of Theatre Communications Group
                                             Casey Nicholaw headshot by Henry Leutwyler.                           (TCG), the national service organization for the
                                                                                                                   non-profit professional theatre.




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                                              1. Angie Schworer, Christopher Fitzgerald. 2. l to r:
                                              Associate Costume Designer Sky Switser, Costume
                                              Designer Gregg Barnes. 3. l to r: Bookwriter Bob
                                              Martin, Associate Director Casey Hushion, Director/
                                              Choreographer Casey Nicholaw. 4. Lyricist Susan
                                              Birkenhead, Composer Charles Strouse. 5. Angie
                                              Schworer, Kevin Cahoon, Beth Leavel, Kirsten
                                              Bracken, Gerry Vichi.
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                                                                             CENTER THEATRE GROuP L.A.’s Theatre Company
                                                                        MICHAEL RITCHIE, Artistic Director CHARLES DILLINGHAM, Managing Director
                                                                                          DOuGLAS C. BAKER, General Manager

ARTiSTiC                                                                                                                                          DAVE ALTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Information Officer
NEEL KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Producer            STAN GRuSHESKy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems
KELLEy KIRKPATRICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Producer                 SEAN PINTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patron Database Administrator
DIANE RODRIGuEz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Producer/Director of New Play Production                                        RANDOLPH LIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior System Administrator
ANN E. WAREHAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Producer
PIER CARLO TALENTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resident Dramaturg/Literary Manager                                MILES TEVES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Resources Manager
MIKE SABLONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Literary Associate             JEANINE KOLKMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Resources Generalist
JESuS REyES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Play Production Associate                    ALLISON MORRELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager
COREy MADDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Artist             DAMON JOSEPH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Services
                                                                                                                                                  SINGER LEWAK, LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor
ROBERTO AGuIRRE-SACASA, FRANK BASLOE, KEITH BuNIN (Fadiman Award), STEVE                                                                          MICHAEL C. DONALDSON, LISA A. CALLIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel
CuIFFO, ELLEN FITzHuGH, MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, KATE FODOR, MELISSA JAMES GIBSON,                                                                       GIBSON, DuNN & CRuTCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel
JESSICA GOLDBERG, STEPHEN ADLEy GuIRGIS (Fadiman Award), LISA KRON, MICHAEL
JOHN LaCHIuSA, LISA LOOMER, TREy LyFORD, TIM MCNEIL, RICHARD MONTOyA (for                                                                         DEVELOPMENT
Culture Clash), LOuIE PEREz, ROBERT REALE, WILLIAM REALE,                                                                                         yVONNE CARLSON BELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Development
ERIC ROSEN, MATT SAX, GEOFF SOBELLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioned Artists                                        PATRICK OWEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deputy Director of Development
                                                                                                                                                  NATALIE BERGESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Donor Contributions
ROBERTO AGuIRRE-SACASA, MICKEy BIRNBAuM, JOSEPH FISHER,                                                                                           JEAN LAMBORN KLING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Institutional Support
MICHAEL JOHN GARCéS, DONALD JOLLy, EVANGELINE ORDAz,                                                                                              LIz LIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Donor Communications
MATT PELFREy, ADRIANA SEVAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CTG Writers’ Workshop Members                                                   BRuCE W. RISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Major Gifts
                                                                                                                                                  CHARITy Wu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Individual Giving
PERFORMiNG FOR LOS ANGELES YOuTH (P.L.A.Y.)                                                                                                       BECKy BIRDSONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Donor Relations
LESLIE K. JOHNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Education and Outreach                              KIM LA TOuR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Corporate Giving
DEBRA PIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Education                   STEFANIE ABRAMSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events Manager
KIMIKO L. BRODER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Programs Manager                           SANDRA EBEJER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grants Manager
RACHEL FAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editorial Manager           MANDy RATLIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Database Manager
PATRICIA GARzA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department Manager                   REGINA WILLIAMSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Officer
DAN HARPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Programs Associate                       ALLISON FEDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Assistant
SHAuNTé CARABALLO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Services Coordinator                              CAITIE HANNON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grants Associate
JANINE SALINAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant to the Director of Education                         DONALD JOLLy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Donor Relations Assistant
                                                                                                                                                  ANNA LAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate
CASTiNG                                                                                                                                           ANA ROSE O’HALLORAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Associate
ERIKA SELLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director   MANDI OR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events Assistant
BONNIE GRISAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director              HELEN OTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to the Development Director
                                                                                                                                                  ASHLEy RuMBuRG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Giving Coordinator
MANAGEMENT & ADMiNiSTRATiON                                                                                                                       BILL WALTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Supervisor
NAuSICA STERGIOu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate General Manager                          ERIN SCHLABACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Assistant
JEFFREy uPAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate General Manager                    JENNIFER yIRAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Coordinator
HEIDE JANSSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager
LINDSAy ALLBAuGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Mr. Ritchie                           AL BERMAN, GINA EAST, JuLIETTE GARRISON, RICK LEE,
ALANA BEIDELMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Mr. Dillingham                               NANCy NOVAK, JuAN PEREz,
SuzANNE HEE MAyBERRy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Manager (Taper)                              HOLLy RAMOS, BARBARA ROBERTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Advisors
DAVID BARNATHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant to the General Manager                              ADAM BuRCH, KARLA GALVEz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Services Associates
ERIC SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operations Manager (Douglas)
TOM BuRMESTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Performance Manager (Douglas)                               MARKETiNG & COMMuNiCATiONS
MIKE KINDLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Assistant (Douglas)                  JIM ROyCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing and Communications
KATIE BRuNER SOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company Manager (Douglas)
SONDRA MAyER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concessions Manager (Douglas)                            NANCy HEREFORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Press Director
                                                                                                                                                  PHyLLIS MOBERLy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Press Associate
PRODuCTiON                                                                                                                                        JASON MARTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Press Associate
ALyS E. HOLDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production               KEN WERTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Press Associate
                                                                                                                                                  DELPHINE VASKO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Press Associate
DANA VASQuEz-EBERHARDT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager (Ahmanson)
SHAWN ANDERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Ahmanson)                              CHRISTOPHER KOMuRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art Director
TERRy CALLAWAy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Ahmanson)                          IRENE KANESHIRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Designer
STAN STEELMON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Ahmanson)                              CHARITy CAPILI, NISHITA DOSHI, HARuKA HAyAKAWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designers
ROBERT SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Ahmanson)                           MICHAEL ANDERSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising & Promotions Director
ANDy ARNOLD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyman (Ahmanson)                  NELLA VERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Marketing
DENNIS SEETOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Ahmanson)                            C. RAuL ESPINOzA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Development Manager
MICHELE ARVIzO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair Supervisor (Ahmanson)                         JEREMy GOLDSTEIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interactive Production Manager
CHRISTINE L. COX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Ahmanson)                         ROSE POIRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webmaster
JONATHAN BARLOW LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Taper)                                MICHAEL SILVERSTEIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Manager, Events & Promotions
JOE HAMLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director (Taper)               KRISTEN BARDWIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising Associate
JESSE AASHEIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Production Manager (Taper)                            MICHAEL BuLGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Coordinator
HOWARD DOLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Taper)
ROBERT RuBy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Taper)                     TiCKET SALES AND SERViCES
WILLIAM MORNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Taper)                     JOSEPH CARTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Sales Director
BONES MALONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Taper)                        SKyPP CABANAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Operations Coordinator
MICHAEL GARDNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Taper)                           SANDy CzuBIAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience and Subscriber Services Manager
LINDA WALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Taper)                    JENNIFER BAKER, CHERyL HAWKER,
CELESTE SANTAMASSINO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Douglas)                                   SCOTT TAyLOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Supervisors
JAMIE THOMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager (Douglas/P.L.A.y.)                                   ALICE CHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Asst. Supervisor
SHANNON NICKERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director (Douglas)                              SAM AARON, LIz ALAN, CARRIE BRADAC, zAND BROuMAND,
RICHARD PETERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Douglas)                           RJ CANTu, CARLOS D. CHAVEz, JR., PETER COLBuRN,
ADAM PHALEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio (Douglas)                    HESPER COLOHAN, DONALD CRANDALL, EMIL LIN, KAy LOCHARD,
                                                                                                                                                  JuSTINE PEREz, RICHARD RAGSDALE,
CASEy K. CLARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Operations Manager                       DEBORAH REED, LEX SAVKO, TRAVIS WOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Representatives
GuSTAVO MENDOzA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transportation Director
AFLAMu JOHNSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driver          DANuTA SIEMAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Supervisor
JuLIO A. CuELLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Custodian        CHRISTINA GuTIERREz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Asst. Supervisor
MELODy MATTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Business Manager                          LIGIA PISTE, CELIA RIVAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Senior Representatives
                                                                                                                                                  IRENE CHuANG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Representative
DAWN HOLISKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Director
MICHELLE PHIPPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Prop Coordinator                      SARAH K. GONTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Treasurer
KRISTINA GRANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Props Artisan          KISHISA ROSS, GISELE FRAzEuR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Treasurers
ANDREW THIELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Prop Coordinator                      yuLIzA BARRAzA, ANGELICA CERDA, MICHAEL KEMPISTy,
                                                                                                                                                  LEROy PAWLOWSKI, DAVID LEE PERKINS,
CANDICE CAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Shop Director                  MICHAEL SALTzMAN, GEORGE SOVIAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Staff
DIAN CAMARILLO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Shop Coordinator
KATHy CHRISTIANSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draper             LINDA FONSECA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Group Services Manager
DIANNE K. GRAEBNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milliner/Crafts/Dyer                     NIIKA TANIGuCHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Group Services Agent
ELIzABETH A. COX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shopper          NADJAH DABNEy, MICHAEL HuRLEy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Group Services/Outreach Sales Agents
                                                                                                                                                  KERRy KORF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Director
FiNANCE, iNFORMATiON SYSTEMS AND HuMAN RESOuRCES                                                                                                  SuSAN F. TuLLER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Manager
MICHAEL F. THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance                       PAuL CuEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Supervisor
DANA KELLy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller   JAy BuRNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Priority Services Manager
JANIS BOWBEER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller             CAROLE BAXTER, JENNIFER “NICOLE” BOKOCH, LyNN BOMMER, ANNE BuELTEMAN, JEN
FELICISIMA LAPID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounts Payable Supervisor                      CAIN, MARC “ByRON” DROTMAN, CAROLyN “DANIELLE” DyER, LOu GEORGE, KATE HALL,
ALEGRIA SENA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant           JERRy JOHNSTON, EDWIN KLEIN, SHEP KOSTER, PAuL “JOSEPH” MARCOuX, JOANN
DANNy LAMPSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant                 PAOLANTONIO, CAROL “COLETTE” PORETz, MATT PELFREy, EDWARD “MAX” RAzOR,
SARAH VENuTI yATES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Supervisor                  KEN SALLEy, BOBBI LyNNE SCOTT, MICHAEL SMITH, JEFFREy STuBBLEFIELD,
yuEN KI "ANNIE" LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Specialist                GREG TITTINGER, DOuGLAS WOODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Representatives




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