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Harris Center for the Performing Arts Program Guide March-June 2018

The Harris Center for the Arts seeks to enrich the lives of people throughout California’s capital region by providing venues and opportunities to experience artistic work, celebrate cultural traditions and participate in the creative process. It does this through operation of a $50 million, 80,000 square foot regional arts center opened in 2011, and an evolving array of vibrant programs geared for people of all ages and backgrounds. Among these, Presentations bring artists from around the world to the Center to perform and share, Partnerships make the Center a home for local artists and arts organizations, and Productions are work created and/or developed on site. The Center is home to Folsom Lake College’s visual and performing arts instructional offerings, as well as other life-long learning programs for the broader community.

The Harris Center for the Arts seeks to enrich the lives of people throughout California’s capital region by providing venues and opportunities to experience artistic work, celebrate cultural traditions and participate in the creative process.

It does this through operation of a $50 million, 80,000 square foot regional arts center opened in 2011, and an evolving array of vibrant programs geared for people of all ages and backgrounds. Among these,

Presentations bring artists from around the world to the Center to perform and share,
Partnerships make the Center a home for local artists and arts organizations, and
Productions are work created and/or developed on site.
The Center is home to Folsom Lake College’s visual and performing arts instructional offerings, as well as other life-long learning programs for the broader community.

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2017-<strong>2018</strong> SEASON OF PERFORMING ARTS<br />

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PROGRAM GUIDE<br />

MARCH — JUNE <strong>2018</strong>


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Welcome!<br />

Welcome, and thank you <strong>for</strong> visiting<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>.<br />

This season, <strong>the</strong> one millionth visitor to<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> will walk through <strong>the</strong><br />

front door and experience <strong>the</strong> magic of <strong>the</strong><br />

arts, an intimate connection with creative<br />

expression, a memorable per<strong>for</strong>mance<br />

that grounds <strong>the</strong>m in a larger community.<br />

Perhaps it was you, today.<br />

<strong>Program</strong> <strong>Guide</strong> Table of Contents<br />

If so, perhaps you can bear testimony<br />

to <strong>the</strong> ongoing importance of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong>’s mission of enriching lives by<br />

providing venues and opportunities<br />

to experience artistic work, celebrate<br />

cultural traditions and participate in <strong>the</strong><br />

creative process. And you would not be<br />

alone, as surveys show <strong>Center</strong> patrons<br />

overwhelmingly feel <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong> is a high<br />

caliber regional facility with af<strong>for</strong>dably<br />

priced programs of real interest to <strong>the</strong><br />

Page 5............................................................................................................Welcome<br />

Page 7........................................................................... About Folsom Lake College<br />

Page 9.................................................................. Inside <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Page 11.............................................................................. Bank of America Gallery<br />

Page 12....................................................................................... Fur<strong>the</strong>ring <strong>the</strong> Fun!<br />

Page 14..............................................Folsom Lake College Spotlight: Youth <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Page 15.............................................................Partner Focus: Sacramento Ballet<br />

Page 19....................................................................................<strong>Program</strong> In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

Page 53.......................................... Experience <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> at a Completely New Level<br />

Page 54..............................................................................Thank You to Our Donors<br />

Page 55............................................................................<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> Perks Card<br />

Page 58............................................................... Corporate Sponsorship <strong>Program</strong><br />

Page 60......................In The Wings: Staff, Faculty, Board, District & Volunteers<br />

Page 64 & 65................................................ 2017-18 Season of Per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Page 66......................................................................................General In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

people in this community. It is something<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are proud of and recognized as<br />

being a good investment. We’re so glad<br />

that you are with us here today, an active<br />

participant in <strong>the</strong> community-making<br />

that is at <strong>the</strong> heart of what we do.<br />

In addition to program notes <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

show, inside this program guide you’ll<br />

find in<strong>for</strong>mation about <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong><br />

and Folsom Lake College’s ef<strong>for</strong>ts<br />

around arts education and youth arts<br />

(page 7 and 14). There’s also a spotlight<br />

on one of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong>’s oldest community<br />

partners, <strong>the</strong> Sacramento Ballet (page<br />

15). If you’d like some ideas on how to<br />

increase your fun at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong>, visit<br />

page 12 to learn about <strong>Center</strong> Gift Cards,<br />

Discount Ticket programs, and Group<br />

Sales. To help you plan ahead, a calendar<br />

of events is available on pages 64 & 65.<br />

Also within are acknowledgements of<br />

some of <strong>the</strong> cast that help make this all<br />

possible, including our annual donors<br />

(pages 54-55) and sponsors (page 58)<br />

whose support of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong> is critical<br />

to its success, since ticket revenues<br />

alone simply do not cover all <strong>the</strong> costs of<br />

providing a world-class arts center. As<br />

you learn more about <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong> and its<br />

programs, we hope you’ll also consider<br />

contributing to help us fur<strong>the</strong>r expand<br />

<strong>the</strong> reach and impact of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong> in this community.<br />

Again, thank you <strong>for</strong> attending today’s<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance. We hope you’ll enjoy this<br />

great show, up close, and return <strong>for</strong><br />

many more in <strong>the</strong> years ahead.<br />

Dave Pier<br />

Executive Director<br />

<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Whitney Yamamura<br />

President<br />

Folsom Lake College<br />

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About Folsom Lake College<br />

Advocates <strong>for</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> Education<br />

ART<br />

MUSIC<br />

Folsom Lake College is proud to<br />

be home to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>. This unique partnership<br />

blending education with access to<br />

a major regional arts center allows<br />

its students to train with acclaimed<br />

artists in a state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art facility.<br />

Students have an array of classes to<br />

choose from, backed up by practical<br />

opportunities in art, dance, music, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre. Talented faculty comprised<br />

of working artists are committed to<br />

providing students with <strong>the</strong> tools <strong>the</strong>y<br />

need to succeed in <strong>the</strong>ir chosen areas<br />

of creative expression.<br />

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presentations provide af<strong>for</strong>dable<br />

access <strong>for</strong> students to experience <strong>the</strong><br />

work of top flight artists from around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world. More hands-on opportunities<br />

<strong>for</strong> students to participate in <strong>the</strong> arts<br />

include:<br />

Falcon’s Eye Theatre<br />

Falcon’s Eye Theatre is <strong>the</strong> production<br />

arm of <strong>the</strong> Department of Theatre<br />

and Cinema at Folsom Lake College.<br />

Falcon’s Eye produced its first season<br />

of plays in 2007, and has been offering<br />

DANCE<br />

two productions each year ever since.<br />

The company is known <strong>for</strong> creating<br />

provocative <strong>the</strong>atre that looks into<br />

what it means to be alive and how we<br />

manage to live toge<strong>the</strong>r. Students and<br />

community members are encouraged<br />

to audition <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> productions and<br />

serve as on-stage or technical talent.<br />

MOSAIC Dance Company<br />

Folsom Lake<br />

College’s MOSAIC<br />

Dance Company<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ms a<br />

variety of dance<br />

styles including<br />

ballet, jazz, tap,<br />

hip-hop, lyrical,<br />

contemporary,<br />

African, and <strong>the</strong>atrical dance.<br />

The name derives from <strong>the</strong> group<br />

representation of a MOSAIC of<br />

diverse people, with different bodies,<br />

colors, shapes and sizes, ethnicities,<br />

religious affiliations, and ideological<br />

positionings… a MOSAIC not just of<br />

dance, but of life! Each semester is<br />

capped off with <strong>the</strong> signature “Evening<br />

of Dance” event featuring an all-student<br />

cast. Since 2007, FLC’s dance program<br />

has trained MOSAIC dancers who have<br />

had <strong>the</strong> opportunity to tour to places<br />

such as Hawaii, New York, and Los<br />

Angeles as per<strong>for</strong>mers.<br />

Music<br />

Folsom Lake College music ensembles,<br />

solo per<strong>for</strong>mance studies, and creative<br />

music studies provide students with <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity to develop per<strong>for</strong>mance<br />

skills by <strong>the</strong> study of music through<br />

THEATRE<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance with a capstone<br />

experience in public per<strong>for</strong>mance.<br />

Students have <strong>the</strong> opportunity to join<br />

<strong>the</strong> 80-member strong college choir<br />

or instrumental ensembles ranging<br />

from jazz fusion to Afro Cuban Funk<br />

to traditional orchestras. Additional<br />

classes in commercial music<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance and technology introduce<br />

students to <strong>the</strong> latest developments in<br />

<strong>the</strong> field.<br />

Visual <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Folsom Lake College’s visual arts<br />

department seeks to give every student<br />

a solid foundation of concepts and skills<br />

that will lead to an open exploration of<br />

<strong>the</strong> historic, aes<strong>the</strong>tic, fine, and applied<br />

aspects of <strong>the</strong> visual arts. Visual arts<br />

students are instructed in a wide range<br />

of styles, techniques, and approaches<br />

supported by FLC Visual <strong>Arts</strong> faculty.<br />

Each spring, students have <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity of a<br />

public exhibition<br />

with <strong>the</strong> FLC<br />

Student Art<br />

Show held in <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong>’s<br />

Bank of America<br />

Gallery.<br />

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Inside <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>:<br />

Three Stages and more...<br />

In addition to its three stages, this $50<br />

million, 80,000 square foot regional arts<br />

complex contains:<br />

Stage One: 850-seat Theater. With a 46-foot proscenium, full stage house, and orchestra<br />

pit, this is a venue capable of presenting all of <strong>the</strong> arts, from Broadway to symphonies,<br />

contemporary dance to world music. Stage One puts <strong>the</strong> art close to <strong>the</strong> audience.<br />

Bank of America Gallery. A wonderful<br />

space located near <strong>the</strong> front entrance<br />

to provide visual art exhibitions -<br />

national, regional, local, and student.<br />

Black Box. A flexible space perfect <strong>for</strong> a<br />

rehearsal, a sit-down dinner, to teach a<br />

class, or to create a work of art.<br />

Recording Studio. One of <strong>the</strong> largest in<br />

<strong>the</strong> capital region. Most every space in<br />

<strong>the</strong> center can be recorded live, audio or<br />

visual, at <strong>the</strong> press of a button.<br />

Guild Mortgage Lobby. A unique<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>ring place <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> audience, <strong>for</strong><br />

friends, <strong>for</strong> a conversation with <strong>the</strong> artist<br />

afterwards.<br />

Ample auxiliary spaces including<br />

rehearsal spaces, scene shop, costume<br />

shop, classrooms, and more.<br />

All venues boast state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art sound<br />

and lighting equipment, with digital<br />

projectors.<br />

Rental In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

All of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong>'s facilities are available <strong>for</strong><br />

use by <strong>the</strong> community. For more in<strong>for</strong>mation,<br />

contact Holly Larson at (916) 608-6847<br />

or Holly.larson@harriscenter.net.<br />

Stage Two: 200-seat City Studio Theater. Named by <strong>the</strong> City of<br />

Folsom, <strong>the</strong> City Studio has gently raked seating and, like <strong>the</strong><br />

larger <strong>the</strong>ater next door, <strong>the</strong>re's not a bad seat in <strong>the</strong> house.<br />

Stage Three: 100-seat Scott-Skillman Recital Hall. An<br />

exceptional setting <strong>for</strong> acoustic music and vocals - <strong>the</strong><br />

reverberation is exquisite. Stage Three offers an intimate space<br />

<strong>for</strong> classical music, film, and more.<br />

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Bank of America Gallery<br />

Selections from previous student shows<br />

The Bank of America Gallery exhibits six<br />

shows annually, including works of art by<br />

college faculty, students, local, regional,<br />

national, and international artists.<br />

The art gallery is open Tuesday-Thursday<br />

from noon to 4 pm as well as one hour be<strong>for</strong>e<br />

and during intermission of per<strong>for</strong>mances.<br />

Admission is free.<br />

For more in<strong>for</strong>mation about <strong>the</strong> gallery,<br />

please contact Holly Larson at (916) 608-<br />

6847 or holly.larson@harriscenter.net<br />

<strong>2018</strong> Winter/Spring Exhibitions<br />

Area High School Invitational Art Show<br />

3rd Biennial<br />

January 19th − <strong>March</strong> 18th<br />

The Visual <strong>Arts</strong> Department is hosting a<br />

3rd Biennial Area High School Invitational<br />

Art Show. This exhibition features art<br />

works from high school students in<br />

Folsom Lake College's service area,<br />

with representation from Cordova High<br />

School, El Dorado High School, Folsom<br />

High School, Golden Sierra High School,<br />

Oak Ridge High School, Ponderosa High<br />

School, Union Mine High School, and Vista<br />

del Lago High School.<br />

Annual FLC Student Art Show<br />

<strong>March</strong> 23rd − May 13th<br />

This Annual Student Art Show features<br />

various artworks created by Folsom<br />

Lake College students. A diverse range of<br />

media from drawing, painting, printmaking,<br />

sculpture, and metal arts is exhibited. The<br />

show represents <strong>the</strong> wide range of styles<br />

and techniques by beginning and advanced<br />

level students guided by FLC Visual <strong>Arts</strong><br />

faculty, exemplifying <strong>the</strong> strong foundation<br />

each student receives while pursuing <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

visual arts studies.<br />

<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> Volunteers Art Show<br />

May 18th − July 15th<br />

This exhibition features artworks created<br />

by volunteers at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong>,<br />

featuring diverse art media and styles.<br />

Proceeds from sales of artwork in this<br />

exhibit will benefit <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> and<br />

its programs.<br />

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Fur<strong>the</strong>ring <strong>the</strong> Fun:<br />

Gift Cards, Discounts and Group Sales<br />

GIFT CARDS<br />

Give <strong>the</strong> gift of <strong>the</strong> per<strong>for</strong>ming arts by<br />

purchasing a Gift Card. Available in any<br />

denomination, gift cards are reloadable,<br />

do not expire, and can be used to purchase<br />

tickets to any events sold through <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong>'s Ticket Office. Cards may<br />

be used over <strong>the</strong> phone, online, or in person<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Ticket Office.<br />

Gift Cards are available <strong>for</strong> purchase online<br />

at www.harriscenter.net or from <strong>the</strong> Ticket<br />

Office, Monday – Saturday from noon – 6pm<br />

or by phone at (916) 608-6888.<br />

STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS WITH<br />

TICKET DISCOUNTS<br />

The <strong>Center</strong> has a number of discount<br />

ticket programs that can help you<br />

save and/or stretch your buying dollars.<br />

These include fixed subscription<br />

packages (e.g., save 15% on <strong>the</strong> FLC<br />

Speaker Series, 20% on <strong>the</strong> Big Stage<br />

Series or Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations®<br />

Series) as well as Choose-<br />

Your-Own Subscription Packages<br />

(save 15% when buying tickets <strong>for</strong> any<br />

four or more <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> presents<br />

shows). The <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> also offers<br />

Student Discount and/or Children<br />

Discount Tickets <strong>for</strong> many events. For<br />

more in<strong>for</strong>mation about <strong>the</strong>se discount<br />

ticket programs, look on <strong>the</strong> “Tickets”<br />

Menu at www.<strong>Harris</strong><strong>Center</strong>.net or call<br />

<strong>the</strong> Ticket Office.<br />

In addition to <strong>the</strong>se discounts, those that<br />

become <strong>Center</strong> members through annual<br />

donations also receive discounts (see<br />

page 53 <strong>for</strong> in<strong>for</strong>mation about benefits<br />

of <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> memberships).<br />

STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS WITH<br />

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS<br />

New this fall, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> is proud<br />

to announce <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> Perks<br />

<strong>Program</strong> that offers monthly discounts<br />

at more than 30 local area restaurants.<br />

<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> Perks Cards include a code<br />

that can be used to activate an app on your<br />

smart phone that makes discounts available<br />

each month throughout <strong>the</strong> season at<br />

participating restaurants.<br />

<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> Perks Cards are priced at<br />

$25 <strong>for</strong> one, or $40 <strong>for</strong> two, and are available<br />

<strong>for</strong> purchase online at www.harriscenter.net<br />

or from <strong>the</strong> Ticket Office,<br />

Monday – Saturday from noon – 6pm or<br />

by phone at (916) 608-6888.<br />

Note: Perks cards are free <strong>for</strong> <strong>Harris</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong> donor members, ano<strong>the</strong>r reason<br />

to join today!<br />

GROUPS: SERIOUS FUN AND SAVINGS!<br />

Enjoy <strong>the</strong> per<strong>for</strong>ming arts with 10 or<br />

more of your closest friends, family, coworkers,<br />

classmates, or o<strong>the</strong>r groups –<br />

and save on your ticket purchase! Seats<br />

can be reserved with a down payment of<br />

as little as 10%. What a great way to see<br />

major Broadway musicals; international<br />

stars; wonderful family events; pop,<br />

country, jazz, and classical concerts;<br />

ballet and modern dance; acrobats,<br />

magic, and much more!<br />

GROUP BENEFITS INCLUDE:<br />

• 10% ticket discount <strong>for</strong> groups of 10<br />

to 14.<br />

• 15% ticket discount <strong>for</strong> groups of<br />

15 or more<br />

• Same area seat locations, subject to<br />

availability<br />

• Easy payment plans<br />

• Reduced handling fees<br />

GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE GREAT FOR:<br />

• Employee Parties/Rewards<br />

• Church Outings<br />

• Clubs and Organizations of all kinds<br />

• Bus Tours<br />

• Class Field Trips<br />

• Corporate Entertainment<br />

• Senior <strong>Center</strong> Outings<br />

• Holiday, Anniversary, and<br />

Birthday Parties …and more!<br />

Groups are encouraged to make advance<br />

reservations in order to secure seats<br />

in <strong>the</strong> same area. Group tickets can<br />

be reserved with a credit card, cash, or<br />

check. Upon full payment, tickets will be<br />

mailed or distributed during regular Ticket<br />

Office hours (Mon. – Sat., noon to 6 pm).<br />

Tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be<br />

exchanged <strong>for</strong> ano<strong>the</strong>r show.<br />

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Spotlight on Folsom Lake College: Youth <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Folsom Lake College is proud to serve <strong>the</strong> community as a leader in providing unique<br />

opportunities <strong>for</strong> young people in <strong>the</strong> visual and per<strong>for</strong>ming arts. The college currently is<br />

home <strong>for</strong> a youth chamber orchestra, youth summer arts academy and school time matinee<br />

series designed to spark and support a passion <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> arts and creative expression among<br />

young people in Folsom Lake College’s service area (Rancho Cordova, Folsom, El Dorado<br />

Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Placerville and surrounding communities).<br />

YOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA<br />

The mission of <strong>the</strong> orchestra is to inspire music appreciation and excellence among<br />

children ages 12-18, and increase community awareness of and participation in <strong>the</strong><br />

musical experiences of <strong>the</strong> youth. The Orchestra is directed by Dr. Evgeniy Sporov and<br />

is comprised of 15-20 young musicians each semester. In addition to earning college<br />

credit <strong>for</strong> participating, each semester is concluded with a concert at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong><br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>.<br />

YOUTH SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY<br />

The Youth Summer <strong>Arts</strong> Academy is an opportunity <strong>for</strong> young people ranging in ages 8-18<br />

to experience week long creative programs in Art, Dance, Music and Theatre <strong>Arts</strong>. New<br />

to <strong>the</strong> curricula this year will include a session on STEAM where students can use design<br />

thinking and makerspace tools and techniques to solve problems that blend science,<br />

technology, engineering, arts and ma<strong>the</strong>matics. Attendees will have <strong>the</strong> opportunity to<br />

work side by side with professors, master teachers and visiting professional artists.<br />

CLASS ACTS SCHOOL TIME MATINEE SERIES<br />

Students who actively engage in <strong>the</strong> arts through a variety of experiences gain multiple<br />

benefits that contribute to academic achievement and personal success. With this in<br />

mind, <strong>the</strong> Class Acts School Time Matinee Series is a program designed to both entertain<br />

and inspire students through multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary per<strong>for</strong>mances. Grants<br />

<strong>for</strong> tickets or transportation are available <strong>for</strong> qualifying schools.<br />

These programs are made possible by support from The Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation,<br />

<strong>the</strong> County of Sacramento, <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> donor members and proceeds from special fundraisers<br />

such as <strong>the</strong> recent Youth <strong>Arts</strong> Raffle organized by <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> volunteers.<br />

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Partner Focus: Sacramento Ballet<br />

The Sacramento Ballet has been an active community partner<br />

of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> since <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong>'s opening season in spring<br />

2011. Their Modern Masters programs featuring <strong>the</strong> work of<br />

contemporary choreographers are spectacular in <strong>the</strong> venue's<br />

intimate setting and have been met with thunderous applause.<br />

The Sacramento Ballet was<br />

founded in 1954 through <strong>the</strong><br />

ef<strong>for</strong>ts and leadership of<br />

Barbara and Deane Crockett.<br />

During Ms. Crockett’s tenure<br />

as Company Director, The<br />

Sacramento Ballet gained<br />

national recognition as<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> finest regional<br />

arts companies. Through<br />

community support, <strong>the</strong> <strong>for</strong>mation of <strong>the</strong> Ballet Guild, and<br />

grants from <strong>the</strong> Sacramento Metropolitan <strong>Arts</strong> Commission,<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia <strong>Arts</strong> Council, and <strong>the</strong> National Endowment <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, <strong>the</strong> Ballet was able to grow and begin to hire a<br />

resident company of professional dancers. In 1986, having<br />

accomplished her goal of making The Sacramento Ballet a<br />

professional company, Ms. Crockett retired as <strong>the</strong> Company<br />

Director. In 1988 Ron Cunningham was engaged as Artistic<br />

Director, and was joined by his wife Carinne Binda <strong>the</strong><br />

following year. The two became Co-Artistic Directors in 1991,<br />

and through <strong>the</strong>ir vision and leadership, <strong>the</strong> company has<br />

enjoyed substantial success and is widely recognized as a<br />

leading arts organization in Sacramento.<br />

The Sacramento Ballet is well known <strong>for</strong> Cunningham’s<br />

world premieres of such works as Carmina Burana, The<br />

Rite of Spring, Bolero, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as<br />

well as <strong>the</strong> classics, including The Nutcracker, Romeo and<br />

Juliet, Cinderella, A Streetcar Named Desire and Hamlet. In<br />

20 seasons, <strong>the</strong> Ballet has added 15 full-length ballets, 18<br />

Balanchine masterworks, 40 Sacramento premieres, and<br />

38 world premieres. The company is highly regarded as a<br />

cultural asset to <strong>the</strong> community and consistently receives<br />

outstanding reviews <strong>for</strong> its artistic quality.<br />

The Sacramento Ballet recently announced <strong>the</strong> appointment<br />

of Ms. Amy Seiwert as its next Artistic Director, beginning<br />

in <strong>2018</strong>-19 Season. Her national reputation, award-winning<br />

choreography, and deep roots in <strong>the</strong> company make her<br />

an excellent fit <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> role. She has an artistic vision that<br />

can build on <strong>the</strong> company’s strategic plans to bring growth<br />

to <strong>the</strong> company and foster a deep engagement with <strong>the</strong><br />

Sacramento community. Barbara Crockett, founder of <strong>the</strong><br />

Sacramento Ballet, says “Amy is a natural choice to succeed<br />

Ron and Carinne Cunningham. Her years of experience<br />

in Sacramento will serve as a solid foundation <strong>for</strong> her<br />

leadership of <strong>the</strong> Ballet.”<br />

Now a noted choreographer<br />

with work per<strong>for</strong>med by<br />

companies across <strong>the</strong><br />

country, Amy earlier enjoyed<br />

a nineteen-year per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

career with <strong>the</strong> Smuin Ballet,<br />

LA Chamber Ballet and<br />

Sacramento Ballet where<br />

she danced from 1991-<br />

1999. Seiwert lauds Ron and<br />

Carinne Binda Cunningham,<br />

as “part of my artistic DNA. The aes<strong>the</strong>tic choices that<br />

in<strong>for</strong>m my choreographic style took root during my time with<br />

Sacramento Ballet” where Ron and Carinne provided Seiwert<br />

multiple opportunities to develop her choreographic talents.<br />

This spring <strong>the</strong> Sacramento Ballet will present Modern<br />

Masters: Red Hot, May 11, <strong>2018</strong> - May 13, <strong>2018</strong> at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>. The selections included are Blood<br />

Rush, Ma Cong’s visceral dance set to <strong>the</strong> sizzling music<br />

of Latin composer Astor Piazzola, defining <strong>the</strong> word hot!;<br />

Ron Cunningham’s Bolero which perfectly captures <strong>the</strong><br />

relentless drive of Ravel’s pulsating music; and Fluctuating<br />

Hemlines, a witty, urbane, sophisticated, and deliciously<br />

irreverent piece where 1960s fashion collides with 21st<br />

century morés.<br />

Community Partners<br />

Some of <strong>the</strong> most respected arts organizations in <strong>the</strong> region have made <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir home. These partners share <strong>the</strong> goal<br />

of improving <strong>the</strong> quality of life in <strong>the</strong> region by providing access to more art <strong>for</strong> more audiences.<br />

Art Studio Trek • Balazs Rozsa Piano Studio • Bank of America • Ballet FolklÓrico de Sacramento • Bob Allen Music<br />

Calidanza • Cantare Chorale • Carrera Productions • City of Folsom • Classical Masters Music Festival<br />

ConnectPoint Search Group • CORE Contemporary Dance • Consulate of Mexico in Sacramento • Davis Chinese Film Festival<br />

El Dorado Dance Academy • El Dorado Hills <strong>Arts</strong> Association • El Dorado Musical Theatre • Emery Entertainment<br />

Folsom Art Association • Folsom Lake Community Concert Association • Folsom Piano Academy • Folsom Lake Symphony<br />

Fudominal Productions • Gary Vecchiarelli Productions • Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie & Hālau Kahulaliwai • He, <strong>the</strong> breath of God<br />

Jaclyn McNeal Piano Studio • Kids Helping Kids • Lenea Theatre Festival • Malko Dance Academy<br />

Music Teachers Association of Cali<strong>for</strong>nia, Sierra Chapter • Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band • Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Dance Conservatory<br />

One Way Productions • Pacific Institute of Music • Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet • Placer Pops Chorale • SAHANA • SBL Entertainment<br />

Sacramento Ballet Sacramento Baroque Soloists • Sacramento Guitar Society • Sacramento Master Singers • Sour Grapes Inc<br />

Spiritual <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> Positive Living • The VITA Academy • Voices of Cali<strong>for</strong>nia • Wendy Palmer Piano Studio<br />

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Buddy − The Buddy Holly Story<br />

Friday, <strong>March</strong> 2, <strong>2018</strong>; 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 3, <strong>2018</strong>; 2 & 7:30 pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>March</strong> 4, <strong>2018</strong>; 2 pm<br />

Alan Janes, Richard Porter & Boebe Productions LLC<br />

By Arrangement with Buddy Worldwide Ltd & Maria Elena Holly<br />

Present<br />

WRITTEN BY<br />

Alan Janes<br />

SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGN BY<br />

Adrian Rees<br />

GENERAL MANAGEMENT<br />

Boebe Productions LLC<br />

LIGHTING DESIGN BY<br />

Darren Coopland<br />

PRODUCTION MANAGER<br />

Ben LoPreto<br />

SOUND DESIGN BY<br />

Peter Cox<br />

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR<br />

Bodie Tureson<br />

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER<br />

Hayley Hunt<br />

COMPANY MANAGER<br />

Steve Steiner<br />

MUSICAL SUPERVISOR<br />

John R. Banister<br />

PRODUCER<br />

Richard Porter<br />

DIRECTOR<br />

Matt Salisbury<br />

For all licensing in<strong>for</strong>mation visit www.buddy<strong>the</strong>musical.com<br />

Licensing Manager: Rick Thorne<br />

TOUR DIRECTION<br />

Columbia Artists Theatricals<br />

Gary McAvay, President<br />

www.columbiaartists<strong>the</strong>atricals.com<br />

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Buddy − The Buddy Holly Story continued<br />

Synopsis of Scenes<br />

ACT ONE<br />

Grand Bowl, Lubbock, Texas<br />

The Diner, Lubbock, Texas<br />

Decca Recording Studios, Nashville<br />

KDAV Radio Studio, Lubbock, Texas<br />

NorVajak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico<br />

Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York<br />

ACT TWO<br />

Music Publisher’s Office, New York<br />

Central Park, New York<br />

NorVajak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico<br />

Buddy & Maria Elena’s Apartment, New York<br />

Backstage Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa<br />

Clear Lake Concert, Clear Lake, Iowa<br />

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story: Music Credits<br />

The use of <strong>the</strong> songs in this production is by arrangement with:<br />

Flower Of My Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holly House Inc.<br />

Ready Teddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unichappell Music Inc.<br />

That’s All Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unichappell Music Inc.<br />

Changing All Those Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cedarwood Publishing Co.<br />

That’ll Be The Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

Blue Days Black Nights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unichappell Music Inc.<br />

Rock Around With Ollie Vee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hill And Range Songs Inc.<br />

Looking For Someone To Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

Mailman Bring Me No More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Music Publishing Co. /Beinstock Publishing<br />

Maybe Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

Everyday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Music Publishing Co.<br />

Shout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sony/ATV<br />

Not Fade Away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

Peggy Sue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

Words Of Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPL Comm. Inc.<br />

Oh Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wren Music Co. c/o MPL<br />

Listen To Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

Well Alright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

It’s So Easy To Fall In Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

Think It Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cedarwood Publishing Co. /Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Music Publishing Co.<br />

When You Ask About Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acuff Rose Music Inc.<br />

True Love Ways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPL Comm. Inc. MPL/Wren<br />

A Teenager In Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unichappell Music Inc.<br />

Why Do Fools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windswept Pacific Ent.<br />

Chantilly Lace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donald Daily, Glad Music Co. / Fort Knox Music Inc. / Trio Music Company Inc.<br />

Peggy Sue Got Married . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Music Publishing Co.<br />

Heartbeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wren Music Co. c/o MPL<br />

Raining In My Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .House Of Bryant Pubs. Inc.<br />

It Doesn’t Matter Anymore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Management Agency<br />

Rave On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wren Music Co. c/o MPL<br />

Johnny B Goode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isalee Music Co.<br />

All o<strong>the</strong>r songs, arrangements and incidental music by Paul Jury<br />

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Buddy − The Buddy Holly Story Who's Who<br />

Michael Perrie Jr. (Buddy Holly) Michael is glad to be back on<br />

tour with Buddy. He’s a NYC based Actor/Playwright/Composer<br />

originally from Baltimore, Maryland where he earned his BFA in<br />

Acting at Towson. Credits include National Tour 2016: Buddy -<br />

The Buddy Holly Story (as Buddy). NY Theatre: Go, Go, Gilgamesh!<br />

(FRIGID BoF Winner 2017), Big Red Button (Him & Her Theatre<br />

Co). Regional: Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, The Music Man,<br />

Beauty & The Beast, The Producers (TBTS), and One Man, Two<br />

Guvnors (Heritage Theatre). His plays and musicals are seen<br />

all over <strong>the</strong> country. He would like to thank his new wife Lacy<br />

<strong>for</strong> her love and strength, <strong>the</strong> Buddy team <strong>for</strong> having him back,<br />

and his family and friends <strong>for</strong> all <strong>the</strong>ir support!<br />

Hailey Aviva (Maria Elena) Hailey is honored, as well as<br />

ecstatic, to be a part of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Some<br />

of Hailey's previous per<strong>for</strong>mances were A Grand Night <strong>for</strong><br />

Singing, Legally Blonde, Rent, Hair, Hello Dolly and Sunday in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Park with George. Hailey would like to thank <strong>the</strong> cast and<br />

crew <strong>for</strong> this wonderful experience.<br />

Noah Berry (Jerry Allison) Noah is so excited to be on his<br />

second tour with Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, reprising<br />

<strong>the</strong> role of Jerry Allison. He has been working as an actor<br />

<strong>for</strong> regional productions in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio,<br />

and Kentucky. He also per<strong>for</strong>med with <strong>the</strong> Pennsylvania<br />

Renaissance Faire <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir 2016 season. His latest <strong>the</strong>atrical<br />

credit was touring with <strong>the</strong> Children’s Theater of Cincinnati,<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>for</strong> over one hundred schools and public facilities<br />

in <strong>the</strong> greater Cincinnati area. He would like to thank his family,<br />

friends, and his beautiful Sunshine <strong>for</strong> pushing him to continue<br />

his love of playing.<br />

Miguel Angel Brenes (Apollo Per<strong>for</strong>mer & Ritchie Valens) was<br />

raised in New York City and is back in <strong>the</strong> USA after nearly<br />

1,500 per<strong>for</strong>mances of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (West End<br />

Revival & UK tours). He played Miguelito in Midnight Tango (West<br />

End & UK tours). O<strong>the</strong>r favorite credits include Smokey Joe's<br />

Cafe, West Side Story, Sasha Regan's All Male HMS Pina<strong>for</strong>e, <strong>the</strong><br />

Butler in Joseph and <strong>the</strong> Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Paul<br />

and Richie in A Chorus Line, and Jacob in La Cage aux Folles.<br />

Also, Miguel is pleased to bring his choreography <strong>for</strong> this show<br />

from <strong>the</strong> UK.<br />

Nathan Yates Douglass (Hipockets Duncan) is happy to be<br />

making his return to <strong>the</strong> tour, his 7th time appearing in a Buddy<br />

production. Regional: Heartbreak Hotel (Bill Black, Ogunquit<br />

Playhouse Theatre), Seven Brides For Seven Bro<strong>the</strong>rs (Mr.<br />

Sanders, Ogunquit Playhouse Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing<br />

(Don Pedro, Endstation Theatre), Sanders Family Christmas<br />

(Stanley, Sierra Rep Theatre), Ring of Fire (Mark, Cortland Rep<br />

Theatre), Million Dollar Quartet (Jay Perkins, Berkshire Theatre<br />

Group). Off-Broadway: On <strong>the</strong> Bum (Harry, Chelsea Rep Theatre).<br />

NathanYatesDouglass.com<br />

James Fairchild (The Big Bopper) James is excited to be joining<br />

<strong>the</strong> Buddy tour <strong>for</strong> one more go round. He was last seen in <strong>the</strong><br />

2016 tour. Previous regional credits include: Mamma Mia !, The<br />

Full Monty, Bridges Of Madison County, Footloose, Fiddler On The<br />

Roof, Sister Act, The Pillowman, The 39 Steps and Buddy – The<br />

Buddy Holly Story. Thanks <strong>for</strong> coming and enjoy <strong>the</strong> show!<br />

Alan J. Kelly (Norman Petty) Regional Theatre: Million Dollar<br />

Quartet (Endstation Theatre Company), The Little Mermaid,<br />

Les Misérables (Sharon Playhouse), Anything Goes, Cabaret,<br />

Fiddler on <strong>the</strong> Roof, White Christmas, Dreamgirls, Footloose<br />

(Riverside Dinner Theatre). Regional music direction: Guys and<br />

Dolls, Godspell 2012, Nunsense (The Theater Barn), A Christmas<br />

Story: The Musical (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket), Beauty and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Beast, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Brigadoon, The Sorcerer<br />

(associate conductor, College Light Opera Company). Alan<br />

works in NYC as a freelance pianist, music director, composer/<br />

arranger, and as a singing waiter at Ellen's Stardust Diner. B.M.,<br />

Music Composition, Westminster Choir College.<br />

Lori Lusted (Vi Petty) is overjoyed to tour with Buddy <strong>for</strong> a second<br />

time! She is originally from Baton Rouge, LA. Off-Broadway:<br />

Swingtime Canteen (Topeka), I Know What Boys Want (Ens). NYC:<br />

Oliver! (Charlotte), Atlantis <strong>the</strong> Musical (Little Girl). Regional:<br />

Les Miserables (Cosette), Chicago (Roxie), Hair (Jeanie), Annie<br />

(Grace), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally), Evita (Mistress).<br />

Lori is currently obsessed with learning calligraphy and <strong>the</strong><br />

accordion. Many thanks to Wright Talent Management, her<br />

family, and her loving fiancé, Nick! M.M. in Music Theater from<br />

OCU. www.lorilusted.com<br />

Cullen Law (Nikki Sullivan, 4th Cricket) is thrilled to rock out<br />

again with <strong>the</strong> Buddy Holly! Cullen was most recently seen<br />

in Wonderland (Cheshire Cat/Red Rose) with Childsplay, and<br />

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Tommy Allsup) National Tour,<br />

which marked his fourth time playing Tommy in The Buddy<br />

Holly musical. His recent memorable moments include Lamb<br />

of God with <strong>the</strong> London Symphony Orchestra, and a workshop<br />

of Broadway-Bound Hollywood Romance directed by Kristin<br />

Hanggi (Rock of Ages; Broadway). “Love to Michelle, my Family,<br />

and Joshy!”<br />

Kyle Milner (Murray Deutch/MC at Clear Lake) Kyle is thrilled to<br />

be back on <strong>the</strong> road with Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. Hailing<br />

from New Hampshire, Milner was previously with Buddy on<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir 2016 National Tour. He currently resides in Brooklyn,<br />

NY, per<strong>for</strong>ming in productions and readings all <strong>the</strong> way from<br />

Shakespeare to sketch comedy! Kyle would like to thank his<br />

family <strong>for</strong> supporting him on his paid vacation across <strong>the</strong><br />

country: Mom, Dad, Meghan & Ryan and Chris, Laura & Liam!<br />

Jason William Steffen (Joe B Mauldin) is happy to reprise<br />

his role as Joe B. Having rocked out on <strong>the</strong> 2016 National<br />

Tour of Buddy, he has also played in various productions of<br />

Million Dollar Quartet and Rock of Ages across <strong>the</strong> country<br />

playing guitar and upright bass. He earned his BA in Theatre<br />

from Arizona State University and is an Associate Artist of<br />

Southwest Shakespeare Company. Thank you and enjoy <strong>the</strong><br />

show. www.jasonwilliamsteffen.com<br />

Anthony Egendorfer (Master Electrician) is a <strong>the</strong>atrical<br />

technician and aspiring pyrotechnician from Sou<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia. He has worked countless shows, his favorites of<br />

which include: Peter Pan, Evita, In <strong>the</strong> Heights, and an outreach<br />

program where he helped bring <strong>the</strong> joy of live <strong>the</strong>atre to over<br />

25,000 children. Anthony is thrilled to be joining <strong>the</strong> Buddy team<br />

and put on a great show <strong>for</strong> you.<br />

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Kelsey Gerdon (Assistant Stage Manager) is a Las Vegas,<br />

Nevada resident, Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Arizona University (NAU) alumnus,<br />

who finished her studies at <strong>the</strong> University of Leeds in Leeds,<br />

England. She is thrilled to be a part of <strong>the</strong> National Tour of<br />

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, joining <strong>the</strong> legacy of people who<br />

have brought this production alive to date. Kelsey loves all <strong>the</strong><br />

disciplines involved in <strong>the</strong>atre such as management, lighting,<br />

costumes, and scenery. Some of her favorite past show credits<br />

include: Hairspray, All Shook Up, Kiss Me Kate, The 25th Annual<br />

Putnam Spelling Bee, Summer and Smoke, The Comedy of Errors,<br />

and The School <strong>for</strong> Lies. She is grateful to have been a part of <strong>the</strong><br />

arts management team <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> reopening of Surflight Theatre<br />

in Beach Haven, New Jersey as well as acting as <strong>the</strong>ir house<br />

manager. Kelsey would like to thank all of her supporters,<br />

family, and friends who have always encouraged her to do<br />

whatever she sets her mind to.<br />

Hayley Hunt (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Buddy tour. Previous tours include: Fame – The Musical<br />

and The Lion (launched at MRT in Lowell, MA). Regional: Fellow<br />

Travelers, Silent Night, Song from <strong>the</strong> Uproar, and o<strong>the</strong>rs at<br />

Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Opera, San Antonio Opera, Merrimack<br />

Repertory Theatre, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, and<br />

Houston Shakespeare Festival. Hailing from Katy, Texas,<br />

Hayley holds a B.F.A. from <strong>the</strong> University of Cincinnati - College<br />

Conservatory of Music.<br />

Keith Lambert (Wardrobe Supervisor) Keith started working<br />

in <strong>the</strong>ater in college. After finding his love <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> craft, he<br />

was led to Philadelphia where he is <strong>the</strong> Costume Director of<br />

<strong>the</strong> largest haunted attraction in <strong>the</strong> United States outside of<br />

an amusement park (Terror Behind <strong>the</strong> Walls @ Eastern State<br />

Penitentiary), costuming over 250 actors each night. There he<br />

and his staff build and maintain all showpieces.<br />

Ben LoPreto (Production Manager) has been working In <strong>the</strong><br />

entertainment industry since <strong>the</strong> age of 16. He started in a<br />

small community <strong>the</strong>atre on Long Island, working his way up<br />

to do National Tours and music festivals all over <strong>the</strong> country.<br />

Previously he has worked on <strong>the</strong> last National Tours of A Chorus<br />

Line (2012-2013), Godspell (2013-2014) and Jekyll and Hyde<br />

(2014-2015). He has also worked music festivals such as<br />

Hangout Fest on <strong>the</strong> Gulf Shores of Alabama and <strong>the</strong> Telluride<br />

Blues and Brews Fest in Colorado. He is excited to work<br />

alongside <strong>the</strong> talented crew of Buddy.<br />

James McCormick (Audio Engineer) Jim started in<br />

entertainment in 1981 and was touring with Joan Jett and <strong>the</strong><br />

Blackhearts by 1984, supporting acts such as Deep Purple<br />

and Ratt along with her personal tour. Jim went on to work<br />

with o<strong>the</strong>r artists such as Expos'e, Taylor Dayne, Najee, Lisa<br />

Lisa Cult Jam, Renaissance and o<strong>the</strong>rs with his last touring<br />

in 2007 as Aretha Franklin's audio engineer. In 2001, Jim<br />

started an event production company providing sound system<br />

and AV services. He is also a USA Hockey level 4 coach and<br />

coached teams from New England to North Carolina where<br />

he currently resides.<br />

Colby Peterson (Assistant Sound Engineer) Born and raised in<br />

Missoula, Montana, Colby (age 22) will be joining Buddy <strong>for</strong> his<br />

second National Tour with <strong>the</strong> company. Throughout his career,<br />

Colby has worked with multiple Grammy award-winning<br />

artists, such as Hank Williams Jr. and Jerrod Niemann.<br />

Fur<strong>the</strong>rmore, Colby has per<strong>for</strong>med his craft in 12 different<br />

countries, three of which came during his time as Head of Audio<br />

with Carnival Cruise Line. There he worked with a stream of<br />

nationally recognized comedians, including Jay Leno. Colby<br />

has a passion <strong>for</strong> excellence and is excited to be a part of<br />

bringing <strong>the</strong> production of Buddy to life!<br />

Lacy Reily (Assistant Company Manager) is a New York based<br />

Stage Director with a passion <strong>for</strong> new plays. Her previous<br />

directing work includes world premieres of over 15 new<br />

plays, which have been seen across <strong>the</strong> U.S. Most recently:<br />

More (Unfringed Festival), Do You Dream In Spanish? (Fresh<br />

Fruit Festival), Wild Imagination (Dixon Place), An Unexpected<br />

Thing Happens (Fresh Grind Festival), I am, to you, A Stranger<br />

(United Solo Festival), The Nose (MITF 2016 Award-Winner, Best<br />

Musical), Down Among The Vultures (Cincinnati Fringe) and more.<br />

She thanks her family and Mike <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir endless support!<br />

Bodie Tureson (Technical Director) grew up in <strong>the</strong> small town of<br />

Lee Vining, Cali<strong>for</strong>nia. After graduating high school he moved<br />

to Reno, Nevada where he started working at <strong>the</strong> Eldorado<br />

Showroom. There he ran tech <strong>for</strong> numerous shows and learned<br />

all technical aspects of <strong>the</strong>ater. From <strong>the</strong>re Bodie moved to Las<br />

Vegas, Nevada and now works all throughout <strong>the</strong> Vegas Strip.<br />

Since moving to Las Vegas, Bodie has been a part of multiple<br />

productions including: Island Heat, Crazy Girls, Paul Zerdin,<br />

Franky Moreno, Americas Got Talent Live, and most recently<br />

Magic Mike Live.<br />

Steve Steiner (Company Manager) Steve works in all areas<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Theatrical Industry. Actor BROADWAY: Anything Goes,<br />

Buddy (original cast), State Fair, and <strong>the</strong> upcoming Diner by<br />

Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow. OFF B’WAY: Return To The<br />

Forbidden Planet (Prospero), Annie Warbucks, and Honky-Tonk<br />

Highway (also MD/Arranger). NATIONAL TOUR: Pirates of<br />

Penzance (Pirate King), and Little Shop of Horrors. REGIONAL:<br />

50+ roles, favorites include Carnival (Paul), Kismet (Poet).<br />

Musical Director: 25 productions regionally, National Tours and<br />

in New York. Artistic Director: 14 years (& counting) Surflight<br />

Theatre, 8 (& counting), Jersey Shore Entertainment. Producer:<br />

Boebe Productions LLC: 6 National Tours (Buddy, Titanic, Sweet<br />

Charity). Director: 40+ productions, recently Laguna Playhouse,<br />

CA (Buddy and Ring of Fire). Company Manager: Three tours of<br />

Buddy. Past President of <strong>the</strong> South Jersey Cultural Alliance,<br />

10 years AEA Councillor, proud recipient of NJ Theatre Alliance<br />

Access Task Force INNOVATOR Award (<strong>for</strong>ward thinking<br />

practices in hiring actors with disabilities).<br />

John Banister (Musical Supervisor) is an honours graduate of<br />

The Royal Academy of Music in London, England. He began his<br />

career as a classical musician playing with some of Britain's<br />

top orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic, Welsh National<br />

Opera and Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet. As an actor/musician<br />

he has appeared in several of London's West End shows such<br />

as Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Jailhouse Rock, Great Balls of<br />

Fire and The Sound Of Music. He is now <strong>the</strong> Music Supervisor<br />

<strong>for</strong> Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story through Buddy Worldwide<br />

Ltd. and has directed and appeared in many productions<br />

across Europe and North America. John was nominated <strong>for</strong><br />

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The Sterling Award <strong>for</strong> most outstanding Music Director at <strong>the</strong><br />

Mayfield Dinner Theatre in Edmonton, Canada, and recently<br />

appeared in <strong>the</strong> production of Folkswaggin (Music Of The<br />

People), and Top Of The Pops, The British Invasion at The Mayfield.<br />

Currently, he is Music Supervisor <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> Ogunquit Playhouse<br />

production of Heartbreak Hotel where he has teamed up with<br />

<strong>the</strong> creator of Million Dollar Quartet.<br />

Darren “Daz” Coopland (Lighting Designer) started his <strong>the</strong>atrical<br />

career 20 years ago as a pit drummer <strong>for</strong> local productions<br />

at The Hull New Theatre and <strong>the</strong>n moved into <strong>the</strong> technical<br />

department and up to Deputy Chief Electrician. He has also<br />

been resident in <strong>the</strong> technical departments of Scarborough<br />

Futurist and <strong>the</strong> Harlow Playhouse. UK touring productions<br />

include: The Chuckle Bro<strong>the</strong>rs, Boogie Nights 2, Simply Ballroom,<br />

Strictly Ballroom, Hormonal Housewives and The Rise And Fall<br />

Of Little Voice, Thriller Live, and Flashdance. In between tours,<br />

Daz has worked on over 20 pantomimes around <strong>the</strong> country.<br />

Lighting Design credits include: A Stretch Of The Imagination<br />

and numerous events, corporate functions and weddings. DVD<br />

credits include: Brendon Burns – So I Suppose This Is Offensive<br />

Now. Daz has worked with Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story since<br />

2005 which has toured <strong>the</strong> UK five times, Scandinavia, and<br />

was in <strong>the</strong> West End production which opened in 2007. He is<br />

delighted to be welcomed back into <strong>the</strong> Buddy family <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

2017 U.S. Tour.<br />

Peter Cox (Sound Designer) has been involved with Buddy <strong>for</strong><br />

over 20 years and has successfully completed productions in<br />

Europe, Canada, United States, Australia, and <strong>the</strong> Far East. His<br />

passion <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> show never falters, and in 2010 he was awarded<br />

<strong>the</strong> prestigious ‘Buddy Sound Designer of <strong>the</strong> Decade’ award.<br />

In 1996 Peter co-founded Thames Audio Ltd., a busy sound<br />

equipment rental company in London. For <strong>the</strong> last 21 years, he<br />

and his team have been providing both sound design services<br />

and equipment <strong>for</strong> all manner of productions and events.<br />

www.thamesaudio.co.uk.<br />

Steve Jefferys (Production Manager, UK) began his career in<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre at <strong>the</strong> Theatre Royal Lincoln in 1989 be<strong>for</strong>e taking a<br />

position at <strong>the</strong> Mercury Theatre, Colchester <strong>the</strong> following year.<br />

Since 1992, Steve has toured with many and varied productions<br />

<strong>for</strong> hundreds of venues in <strong>the</strong> UK and Ireland, as well as <strong>the</strong>atres<br />

in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Japan, The UAE, South<br />

Africa, Europe and Scunthorpe. Steve was Company Manager<br />

on <strong>the</strong> first UK tour of <strong>the</strong> award-winning show Tap Dogs, which<br />

he toured with <strong>for</strong> many years. O<strong>the</strong>r tours include Hot Shoe<br />

Shuffle, Crazy <strong>for</strong> You, Annie, Dancing in <strong>the</strong> Streets, and Peter Pan,<br />

as well as previous tours of Buddy. Among o<strong>the</strong>rs, Steve has<br />

worked as tour manager <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> late Paul Daniels, Paul Zenon,<br />

Jim Davidson, Ray Mears and <strong>the</strong> Australian actor, Mark Little.<br />

Steve worked with Mark Little alongside Icelandic sculptor and<br />

lighting designer Norbert Dentressangle on The Olivier awardwinning<br />

Defending The Caveman and A Stretch of <strong>the</strong> Imagination.<br />

Mark Little is a Whinging P.O.H.M. Steve made his acting debut<br />

in 2011 as Vincent Tuck in Robin, a film written and directed by<br />

Mark Little. Steve is married with one and a half children.<br />

Adrian Rees (Designer) studied <strong>the</strong>atre design at <strong>the</strong><br />

Wimbledon School of Art and has since designed more than<br />

200 productions. He has worked extensively in repertory<br />

<strong>the</strong>atres around <strong>the</strong> UK, including Plymouth Theatre Royal,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Churchill Theatre, Bromley, West Yorkshire Playhouse,<br />

Leicester Haymarket, <strong>the</strong> Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, York<br />

Theatre Royal, Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Broadsides, Pitlochry Festival<br />

Theatre, and also <strong>the</strong> Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His many<br />

touring productions include High Society, Fame, In <strong>the</strong><br />

Midnight Hour, Bare Necessities, The Fifteen Streets, Buddy,<br />

Round <strong>the</strong> Horne - Unseen and Uncut and Singular Women. He<br />

also designed <strong>the</strong> 20th anniversary concert of Sondheim’s<br />

Sweeney Todd at <strong>the</strong> Royal Festival Hall on <strong>the</strong> South Bank. In<br />

<strong>the</strong> West End, Adrian has designed costumes <strong>for</strong> The Return to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Forbidden Planet at <strong>the</strong> Cambridge and set and costumes<br />

<strong>for</strong> Ca<strong>the</strong>rine Cookson’s The Fifteen Streets at <strong>the</strong> Playhouse,<br />

125th Street at <strong>the</strong> Shaftesbury Theatre and Jailhouse Rock at<br />

<strong>the</strong> Piccadilly, as well as Fame <strong>the</strong> Musical at several <strong>the</strong>atres<br />

and Buddy at <strong>the</strong> Duchess. He is delighted to be designing <strong>the</strong><br />

latest tour of Buddy. You can find out more about Adrian’s work at<br />

www.adrian-rees.co.uk<br />

Matt Salisbury (Director) has worked in <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre <strong>for</strong> over<br />

35 years and has visited Canada, America, New Zealand,<br />

mainland Europe, Great Britain and <strong>the</strong> West End with trade<br />

shows, conferences, <strong>the</strong>atre, pantomimes, ballet and opera<br />

productions. He has been a stage hand, electrician, carpenter,<br />

Assistant, Deputy, Stage and Company Manager, actor,<br />

Producer and Director. Matt continues his long involvement<br />

with Buddy having worked on <strong>the</strong> show since it opened in 1989,<br />

and is thrilled to be part of this 2017 USA Tour.<br />

Alan Janes (Writer & Producer) In a 43 year career, Alan has<br />

written and produced extensively <strong>for</strong> television, films and<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre. West End and international musical hits include <strong>the</strong><br />

soul musical 125th Street and <strong>the</strong> Elvis musical, Jailhouse<br />

Rock. In 1989, Alan wrote Buddy which was presented in <strong>the</strong><br />

West End and ran <strong>for</strong> almost 6,000 per<strong>for</strong>mances. Buddy has<br />

toured <strong>the</strong> UK <strong>for</strong> 21 out of <strong>the</strong> last 26 years, playing over<br />

5,000 per<strong>for</strong>mances, and <strong>the</strong> show has become a worldwide<br />

phenomenon. Alan was nominated <strong>for</strong> an Olivier Award <strong>for</strong><br />

Best Musical, and internationally Buddy has received 13<br />

nominations and awards.<br />

Richard Porter (Producer) has worked in commercial <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

management <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> past 28 years. West End Productions<br />

include: Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre), High Society (Victoria<br />

Palace), The Rink (Cambridge), Rowan Atkinson’s New Revue<br />

(Shaftesbury), Un<strong>for</strong>gettable (Garrick and 3 tours), A Saint She<br />

Ain't (Apollo), The Full Monty (Prince of Wales), and Jailhouse<br />

Rock - The Musical (Piccadilly). He has also been Manager of<br />

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Her Majesty's Theatre, The<br />

London Palladium, and The Aldwych Theatre. Richard was<br />

Chief Executive of The Theatre of Comedy Company between<br />

1999 and 2003, and was responsible <strong>for</strong> programming and<br />

overall operation of <strong>the</strong> Shaftesbury Theatre. He <strong>for</strong>med<br />

Richard Porter Ltd. in 2004 and is a freelance General Manager<br />

and Consultant.<br />

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Boebe Productions LLC (Co-Producer and General Manager)<br />

<strong>for</strong>med in 1993, was <strong>the</strong> associate producer <strong>for</strong> Honky Tonk<br />

Highway, which had an extended run Off-Broadway in New<br />

York City and at <strong>the</strong> Goodspeed Opera House second stage in<br />

CT. Subsequent to HTH, Boebe worked on <strong>the</strong> development of<br />

several new musicals including Ebenezer, A Musical Christmas<br />

Carol. Also in development is Silver Dollar by Mary Bracken<br />

Phillips and Jack Murphy. The Cast Album <strong>for</strong> Honky Tonk<br />

Highway is on Boebe Records. Since 2004, Boebe has been<br />

producing shows in casino venues in Atlantic City, NJ and<br />

Reno, NV as well as o<strong>the</strong>r venues throughout <strong>the</strong> country.<br />

Notable productions include Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (a<br />

casino premiere production) 42nd Street, Grease, Ring of Fire,<br />

Ebenezer, Footloose, Rock of Ages and Hairspray <strong>for</strong> extended<br />

runs in Reno, Nevada. In Atlantic City Boebe has produced 12<br />

productions including Cabaret that was critically acclaimed<br />

to “transcend entertainment into <strong>the</strong> realm of art.” In 2010,<br />

Boebe entered <strong>the</strong> touring market with Miracle On 34th Street<br />

and a 40 city tour of Titanic in 2012. In 2013, <strong>the</strong> National Tour<br />

of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story played in <strong>the</strong> fall and winter.<br />

Subsequent Buddy tours played in 2015 and 2016. The National<br />

Tour of Sweet Charity also played during 2014.<br />

Stage Your Own Production of <strong>the</strong> ‘World’s Most Successful<br />

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Productions of Buddy have been staged all over <strong>the</strong> world,<br />

thrilling audiences and filling <strong>the</strong>atres of all sizes. If you want<br />

to bring <strong>the</strong> magic of Buddy Holly to your <strong>the</strong>atre...to wow<br />

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Then please contact our Licensing Manager, Rick Thorne at<br />

rick.thorne@buddyshow.com or through buddy<strong>the</strong>musical.com<br />

<strong>for</strong> licensing inquiries, perusals, or just to discuss <strong>the</strong> show<br />

in more detail. We’d love to hear from you — let’s get your<br />

<strong>the</strong>ater rockin’!<br />

Buddy Worldwide Ltd.<br />

Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alan Janes<br />

Producers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Janes & Richard Porter<br />

Production Manager UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve Jefferys<br />

Accountant and Payroll UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ewa Cheung<br />

Licensing Manager Buddy Worldwide Ltd . . . . . . . . Rick Thorne<br />

Social Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Conleth Kane<br />

The Buddy Tour Company<br />

Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben LoPreto<br />

Production Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayley Hunt<br />

Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Steiner<br />

Production Sound Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Varley<br />

Assistant Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lacy Reily<br />

Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bodie Tureson<br />

Audio Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James McCormick<br />

Master Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Crocker-Lakness<br />

Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keith Lambert<br />

Assistant Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colby Peterson<br />

Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kelsey Gerdon<br />

Choreographer and Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . Miguel Angel Brenes<br />

Band Leader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cullen Law<br />

Scenery, Props & Set Painting . . . . Wellington Theatre Productions<br />

Lighting Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christie Lites Sound<br />

Equipment Hires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DSS (Digital Sound Systems Inc)<br />

Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stage Call<br />

Cast and Crew Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Florida Coaches<br />

Production Insurance . . . . . . . . Scott Rothstein, Vreeland Insurance<br />

Accountancy and Payroll US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tori Reynolds<br />

Shipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simon Havercroft <strong>for</strong> HenX Europe UK Ltd<br />

Special Thanks to . . . . . . . .Barry Freidman, Mark Levine and<br />

The San Angelo PAC, Texas<br />

Photo by Gail Gerdes Bosk<br />

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PROGRAM<br />

<strong>Program</strong>s and casting subject to change.<br />

Photo by Lois Greenfield<br />

WOLFGANG<br />

(2005)<br />

Choreography by David Parsons<br />

Lighting by Howell Binkley<br />

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart<br />

Costumes by David Murin<br />

GEENA PACAREU EOGHAN DILLON ZOEY ANDERSON<br />

JUSTUS WHITFIELD DEIDRE ROGAN SHAWN LESNIAK<br />

Wolfgang was originally commissioned by and created<br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.<br />

FINDING CENTER excerpt: THE DUET<br />

(2015)<br />

Choreography by David Parsons<br />

Lighting by Howell Binkley<br />

Music by Thomas Newman<br />

Costumes by Naomi Luppescu<br />

ZOEY ANDERSON and<br />

JUSTUS WHITFIELD<br />

Finding <strong>Center</strong> was commissioned by <strong>the</strong> Harriman-Jewell<br />

Series to commemorate its 50th season of bringing <strong>the</strong> best<br />

of <strong>the</strong> per<strong>for</strong>ming arts to Kansas City. Very special thanks to<br />

long time-friend and collaborator, Rita Blitt, whose exhibition<br />

“Finding <strong>Center</strong>” provided true inspiration <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> work.<br />

Artistic Director<br />

DAVID PARSONS<br />

General Manager<br />

REBECCA JOSUE<br />

Resident Lighting Designer<br />

HOWELL BINKLEY<br />

Dancers<br />

ELENA D'AMARIO<br />

GEENA PACAREU<br />

EOGHAN DILLON<br />

ZOEY ANDERSON<br />

JUSTUS WHITFIELD<br />

DEIDRE ROGAN<br />

SHAWN LESNIAK<br />

HENRY STEELE<br />

MICHAEL MEGLIOLA, Stage Manager<br />

CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS, Lighting Supervisor<br />

UPEND<br />

(2017)<br />

Choreography by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons<br />

Lighting by Howell Binkley<br />

Music by Marty Beller<br />

Costumes by Naomi Luppescu<br />

GEENA PACAREU EOGHAN DILLON ZOEY ANDERSON<br />

JUSTUS WHITFIELD DEIDRE ROGAN SHAWN LESNIAK<br />

UpEnd and its original score were commissioned by Parsons<br />

Dance <strong>for</strong> its 2017 season, with private support from The<br />

O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation.<br />

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KIND OF BLUE<br />

(2001)<br />

Choreography by David Parsons<br />

Lighting Design by Howell Binkley<br />

Music by Miles Davis<br />

Costume Design by Mia McSwain<br />

GEENA PACAREU EOGHAN DILLION<br />

DEIDRE ROGAN<br />

JUSTUS WHITFIELD or SHAWN LESNIAK<br />

Kind of Blue was commissioned by <strong>the</strong> Umbria Jazz Festival<br />

in Perugia, Italy. It is a tribute to <strong>the</strong> 75th anniversary of <strong>the</strong><br />

birth of Miles Davis and features music from his best-selling<br />

jazz album of all time.<br />

CAUGHT<br />

(1982)<br />

Choreography by David Parsons<br />

Lighting Concept by David Parsons<br />

Lighting Design by Howell Binkley<br />

Music by Robert Fripp, “Let <strong>the</strong> Power Fall”<br />

Costume Design by Judy Wirkula<br />

ZOEY ANDERSON<br />

Caught is maintained in <strong>the</strong> active repertory of Parsons Dance<br />

through generous support from <strong>the</strong><br />

Jim and Linda Ellis Foundation.<br />

Please be advised that strobe lights will be used during this<br />

piece.<br />

WHIRLAWAY<br />

(2014)<br />

Choreography by David Parsons<br />

Lighting by Howell Binkley<br />

Music by Alan Toussaint<br />

Music by Allen Toussaint & The Allen Toussaint Orchestra<br />

Assistant Choreography by Natalie Lomonte<br />

Costumes by Keiko Voltaire<br />

GEENA PACAREU EOGHAN DILLON ZOEY ANDERSON<br />

JUSTUS WHITFIELD<br />

DEIDRE ROGAN SHAWN LESNIAK HENRY STEELE<br />

Whirlaway was commissioned by <strong>the</strong> New Orleans Ballet<br />

Association with generous support from Kerry Clayton and<br />

Paige Royer; additional support provided by <strong>the</strong><br />

Parsons Dance Board of Directors.<br />

***<br />

ABOUT<br />

PARSONS DANCE is a New York City based modern dance<br />

company, internationally renowned <strong>for</strong> creating and<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming contemporary American dance of extraordinary<br />

artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences.<br />

Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony<br />

Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons<br />

Dance is known <strong>for</strong> its energized, athletic, ensemble work,<br />

and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines<br />

including Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint,<br />

William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz, and Alex Katz.<br />

The company has toured to more than 383 cities, 22 countries<br />

and across 5 continents <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> most notable <strong>the</strong>aters, festivals<br />

and presenters worldwide including The Kennedy <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>Arts</strong>, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice<br />

and Teatro Muncipal do Rio de Janeiro. New York Magazine<br />

called Mr. Parsons “one of modern dance’s great living dancemakers.”<br />

Parsons Dance continues to pursue its mission to deliver<br />

positive, affirming, life-enriching experiences to audiences<br />

worldwide by maintaining a repertory of over 75 works by David<br />

Parsons and producing his new work; inviting established<br />

choreographers to re-stage works from <strong>the</strong> American<br />

canon on <strong>the</strong> company; and commissioning young American<br />

choreographers with our newly launched GenerationNOW<br />

Fellowship. This year-long mentorship under David Parsons<br />

culminates in a commission that premiers as a part of <strong>the</strong><br />

Parsons’ season at <strong>the</strong> Joyce Theater and joins <strong>the</strong> company’s<br />

touring repertory <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> following season.<br />

In addition to choreography and per<strong>for</strong>mance, Parsons Dance<br />

engages audiences of all ages through education and outreach<br />

programs. The company hosts post-show discussions, open<br />

rehearsals, studio showcases and open company classes.<br />

Parsons Dance offers four weeks of summer workshops in<br />

dance and choreography <strong>for</strong> pre-professional dancers as well<br />

as in-school workshops <strong>for</strong> public school students at PS75 in<br />

New York City.<br />

DAVID PARSONS (Artistic Director/<br />

Co-Founder) has enjoyed a<br />

remarkable career as a director,<br />

choreographer, per<strong>for</strong>mer, master<br />

teacher and producer of dance. Mr.<br />

Parsons was born in Chicago and<br />

raised in Kansas City. In <strong>the</strong> early<br />

years of his career, he per<strong>for</strong>med<br />

with The Paul Taylor Dance<br />

Company, New York City Ballet, Berlin Opera, and The White<br />

Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris.<br />

Mr. Parsons has created more than 80 works <strong>for</strong> Parsons<br />

Dance. Commissions include American Ballet Theatre, New<br />

York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Batsheva<br />

Dance Company, Spoleto Festival, and Het Muziek<strong>the</strong>ater in<br />

Amsterdam, to name a few. His work has been per<strong>for</strong>med by<br />

Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Joffrey Ballet,<br />

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet do Theatro Municipal<br />

do Rio de Janiero, among many o<strong>the</strong>rs. Parsons has worked<br />

on such diverse projects as choreographing <strong>the</strong> twenty-four<br />

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hour millennium celebration in Times Square, Julie Taymor’s<br />

film Fool’s Fire; AIDA at Opera de Verona; AEROS, a production<br />

featuring <strong>the</strong> Romanian Gymnastic Federation; and <strong>the</strong> Italian<br />

production of Hair. He choreographed and directed Maria de<br />

Buenos Aires <strong>for</strong> Gotham Chamber Opera and Remember Me,<br />

a collaboration with East Village Opera Company. As a director<br />

and choreographer, he has collaborated with such diverse<br />

artists as John Corrigliano; Earth, Wind and Fire; Morton Gould;<br />

Donna Karan; Alex Katz; William Ivy Long; Santo Loquasto;<br />

Dave Mat<strong>the</strong>ws; Milton Nascimento; Robert Rauschenberg;<br />

Steely Dan; and Dr. Billy Taylor. Mr. Parsons holds an honorary<br />

doctorate and was <strong>the</strong> first recipient of <strong>the</strong> Howard Gilman<br />

Fellowship to complete his MFA at Jacksonville University. He<br />

is a recipient of <strong>the</strong> 2000 Dance Magazine Award, <strong>the</strong> 2001<br />

American Choreography Award and <strong>the</strong> 2011 Dance Masters<br />

of America Award. The New York Times has called Mr. Parsons<br />

“one of <strong>the</strong> great movers of modern dance."<br />

ELENA D’AMARIO (Dancer) was born in Pescara, Italy. She<br />

studied modern, ballet, contemporary and tap at various<br />

schools throughout Italy, most prominently at New Step<br />

Art Studio. Over <strong>the</strong> years, she has won multiple festivals<br />

and competitions, including <strong>the</strong> Pescara Dance Festival, <strong>the</strong><br />

International Expression Dance Competition in 2008, and <strong>the</strong><br />

International TipTap show in 2007 and 2009 in Rome. Elena<br />

has appeared on multiple TV shows including Oscar TV, The<br />

Best Years and Il ballo delle debuttanti. She auditioned <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

most popular Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, which<br />

led her to winning <strong>the</strong> opportunity to apprentice with Parsons<br />

Dance <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2010-2011 season. She joined Parsons Dance<br />

in August 2011.<br />

GEENA PACAREU (Dancer) began dancing at an early age in<br />

her native Tarragona, Spain, at Artemis Dansa, and continued<br />

her training in The Royal Professional Conservatory of<br />

Dance "Mariemma" in Madrid, where she graduated in 2011<br />

in classical dance. She also studied contemporary dance<br />

at various schools, during intensive summer courses and<br />

workshops, including Laban Trinity in London. Be<strong>for</strong>e<br />

graduating, she was accepted as a full-time Trainee at Ajkun<br />

Ballet Theatre in New York City, and promoted to Company<br />

Artist in 2012. During her training, Geena assisted numerous<br />

workshops and intensive courses all over <strong>the</strong> world. She was<br />

featured as a cast member in numerous per<strong>for</strong>mances and<br />

has won multiple festivals and competitions. Geena has been<br />

a member of Parsons Dance since 2013.<br />

EOGHAN DILLON (Dancer) was born in County Tyrone, Ireland.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> age of four, he moved to Canada where he began dancing<br />

at <strong>the</strong> age of 12. In 2012, Mr. Dillon received a full scholarship<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Ailey School in NYC where he studied under many<br />

prestigious professionals. After graduating, Eoghan attended<br />

<strong>the</strong> School at Jacob's Pillow where he per<strong>for</strong>med works by<br />

Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Didy Veldman, and Sharon Eyal.<br />

He has since per<strong>for</strong>med and toured with many professional<br />

companies, including Manuel Vignoulle Dance and The<br />

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Eoghan joined<br />

Parsons Dance in November of 2014.<br />

ZOEY ANDERSON (Dancer) was born and raised in Utah where<br />

she trained in contemporary, ballet, jazz and ballroom dance<br />

at <strong>Center</strong> Stage. She was <strong>the</strong> ballroom national smooth<br />

champion in 2010. Zoey graduated cum laude from Marymount<br />

Manhattan College in May of 2015 with a BFA in Ballet under<br />

<strong>the</strong> direction of Katie Langan. She has per<strong>for</strong>med works by<br />

Dwight Rhoden, Lar Lubovitch and Aszure Barton, among<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs. Zoey has per<strong>for</strong>med with Nikolais Louis in <strong>the</strong> Yang<br />

Liping International Dance festival in Kunming China in 2013.<br />

O<strong>the</strong>r credits include <strong>the</strong> Broadway premiere gala of On The<br />

Town, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Dancing With The<br />

Stars webisodes, and Macy’s Passport Tour with P. Diddy. Zoey<br />

has been a member of Parsons Dance since 2015.<br />

JUSTUS WHITFIELD (Dancer) is from Las Vegas, Nevada where<br />

he trained in ballet, modern, and jazz at Las Vegas Academy of<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>. He per<strong>for</strong>med with Las Vegas Contemporary Dance<br />

Theater in 2014 under <strong>the</strong> direction of Bernard Gaddis. Justus<br />

graduated in 2016 with a BA in dance from Point Park University<br />

where he per<strong>for</strong>med works by various artists including George<br />

Balanchine, Troy Powell, and Garfield Lemonius. Justus joined<br />

Parsons Dance in 2016.<br />

DEIDRE ROGAN (Dancer) began her dance training in Fort<br />

Myers, FL, at Gulfshore Ballet under <strong>the</strong> direction of Melinda Roy<br />

and Roberto Munoz. Diedre has worked with choreographers<br />

Milton Myers, Mat<strong>the</strong>w Rushing, Hope Boykin, Ronald K.<br />

Brown, Sonia Dawkins, and Cheryl Copeland and per<strong>for</strong>med<br />

in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Alvin Ailey American Dance<br />

Theater’s 2012 New York City <strong>Center</strong> season. She is a threetime<br />

recipient of a BIG ARTS awards scholarship and a National<br />

Young <strong>Arts</strong> award scholarship. Diedre graduated with honors<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Ailey/Fordham BFA <strong>Program</strong> in Dance, and <strong>the</strong>n was<br />

a member of Ailey II <strong>for</strong> two years. Deidre was an understudy<br />

with Parsons Dance <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2016-17 season be<strong>for</strong>e joining <strong>the</strong><br />

company in <strong>the</strong> fall of 2017.<br />

SHAWN LESNIAK (Dancer) began his dance training in East<br />

Haven, Connecticut under <strong>the</strong> tutelage of Sandee and Linda<br />

Juliano. At his hometown dance studio, Shawn trained in many<br />

dance styles including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop. After<br />

dancing competitively <strong>for</strong> ten years he decided to fur<strong>the</strong>r his<br />

dance education at Point Park University, where he is pursuing<br />

his BFA. This is Shawn’s first season with <strong>the</strong> company.<br />

HENRY STEELE (Dancer) was born and raised in Wollongong,<br />

NSW, Australia. He was a competitive gymnast <strong>for</strong> 8 years,<br />

and a national gold medalist 3 years in a row. During his<br />

final years as a gymnast, he began to make <strong>the</strong> transition to<br />

dance. Henry graduated from Point Park University with a<br />

BFA in Modern and Jazz dance in 2016, where he per<strong>for</strong>med<br />

works by choreographers such as Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris,<br />

Madboots Dance, Ronin Korean, and Troy Powell. He has<br />

danced professionally with Owen/ Cox Dance Group, Texture<br />

Contemporary Ballet, and toured internationally with The Bad<br />

Boys of Ballet. This is Henry’s first season with <strong>the</strong> company.<br />

EPHRAT “BOUNCE” ASHERIE (Co-Choreographer – “UpEnd”),<br />

a 2016 Bessie Award Winner <strong>for</strong> Innovative Achievement<br />

in Dance, is a New York City based b-girl, dancer and<br />

choreographer. As artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance<br />

(EAD), she has presented work at <strong>the</strong> Ahmanson Theatre,<br />

Jacob’s Pillow and New York Live <strong>Arts</strong>, among o<strong>the</strong>rs. Ephrat<br />

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has received numerous awards to support her work including<br />

a Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Award, a Mondo Cane!<br />

Commission from Dixon Place and an Extended Life Residency<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has worked<br />

and collaborated with Doug Elkins, Rennie <strong>Harris</strong>, Bill Irwin,<br />

Gus Solomons Jr and Buddha Stretch, among o<strong>the</strong>rs. Ephrat is<br />

on faculty at Wesleyan University and Broadway Dance <strong>Center</strong>.<br />

MARTY BELLER (Composer – “UpEnd”) Drummer <strong>for</strong> They<br />

Might Be Giants. 2009 Grammy Award winner <strong>for</strong> his work on<br />

Here Come <strong>the</strong> 123s (TMBG). Dance: 2013 Bessie Award nom.<br />

<strong>for</strong> “A Single Ride.” Jennifer Muller/The Works, Sean Curran,<br />

Ephrat Asherie Dance, Heidi Latsky, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Chet<br />

Walker/8and ah one, Julio Bocca/Ballet Argentino, RhythMEK,<br />

Rebudal Dance, Alice Tierstein/Young Dancemakers, Andrew<br />

Jannetti and Dancers, Bill Hastings. Film/TV: Gracepoint<br />

(Fox); In Treatment (HBO); The Last Patrol (HBO); The Cruise<br />

(Artisan); Emptying <strong>the</strong> Skies (Music Box); Ano<strong>the</strong>r Gay Movie<br />

(TLA); Biography of Groucho Marks (A&E); iRead (Scholastic);<br />

Cradle of Champions. Drum credits: Stew/ Heidi Rodewald and<br />

TNP, Steve Earle, Jonathan Coulton, Mike Doughty, Ivy. This is<br />

Marty’s first score <strong>for</strong> David Parsons Dance.<br />

HOWELL BINKLEY (Resident Lighting Designer/Co-Founder)<br />

is <strong>the</strong> proud cofounder of Parsons Dance <strong>for</strong> which he has<br />

designed more than 70 pieces. His Broadway designs include:<br />

Prince of Broadway, Come From Away (2017 Tony Nomination),<br />

Hamilton, Allegiance, After Midnight (2014 Tony Nomination),<br />

How to Succeed… (2011 Tony Nomination), West Side Story<br />

(2009 Tony Nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In The<br />

Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Avenue Q, The Full Monty,<br />

Parade, Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination). He<br />

has made extensive regional and dance works <strong>for</strong> Alvin Ailey,<br />

American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street, and The Joffrey<br />

Ballet’s Billboards. He is a five-time Helen Hayes Award<br />

recipient and was given <strong>the</strong> 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Canadian Dora Award <strong>for</strong> Kiss of The Spider Woman.<br />

Howell received <strong>the</strong> 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, 2006<br />

Outer Critics Circle Award, <strong>the</strong> 2006 Tony Award <strong>for</strong> Jersey<br />

Boys and <strong>the</strong> 2016 Tony Award and <strong>the</strong> 2015 Drama Desk<br />

Award <strong>for</strong> Hamilton.<br />

PARSONS DANCE<br />

229 West 42nd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036<br />

212-869-9275 • info@parsonsdance.org<br />

www.parsonsdance.org<br />

General Manager: Rebecca Josue<br />

Development Director: Kate Taylor<br />

Manager, Finance & Operations: Robert J. Ford<br />

<strong>Program</strong>s Associate: Cameron McKinney<br />

Interns: William Hoffman, Rose Mishaan, Ivana Savarese<br />

Marketing Consultants: Martha Cooper and Morahan <strong>Arts</strong> &<br />

Media<br />

ARTISTS’ REPRESENTATIVE<br />

Margaret Selby, Selby Artists Management<br />

262 West 38th Street, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10018<br />

212-382-3260 • info@selbyartistmanagement.com<br />

Parsons Dance gratefully acknowledges <strong>the</strong> following <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir support:<br />

The Cowles Charitable Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness<br />

Foundation <strong>for</strong> Dance, The Joyce Theater, The O’Donnell-Green Music<br />

and Dance Foundation, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The<br />

SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Theater Development Fund,<br />

and generous individual donors. Parsons Dance is supported, in part,<br />

by public funds from <strong>the</strong> National Endowment <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, <strong>the</strong> New York<br />

State Council on <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> with <strong>the</strong> support of Governor Andrew Cuomo<br />

and <strong>the</strong> New York State Legislature, and <strong>the</strong> New York City Department<br />

of Cultural Affairs in partnership with <strong>the</strong> City Council.<br />

SUPPORT PARSONS DANCE<br />

Nycharities.org/parsonsdance<br />

Parsons Dance can accept gifts of stock and mutual funds.<br />

Please contact us at 212-869-9275 to learn about <strong>the</strong><br />

advantages of contributing securities.<br />

Photo by Lois Greenfield<br />

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The Stray Cat LEE ROCKER<br />

Thursday, <strong>March</strong> 8, <strong>2018</strong>; 7:30 pm<br />

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker:<br />

Grammy-nominated musician and Bass Player Hall of Famer<br />

Lee Rocker and <strong>the</strong> Stray Cats sold more than 10 million<br />

records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum<br />

records worldwide, and were music video pioneers of <strong>the</strong><br />

MTV generation. The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits “Stray<br />

Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen,” and “Rock this Town” have<br />

become a part of <strong>the</strong> fabric of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll<br />

Hall of Fame has included “Rock this Town” as one of <strong>the</strong> 500<br />

most important songs in rock.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> cover of <strong>the</strong> Rolling Stone Magazine, to appearing on<br />

Saturday Night Live, to headlining <strong>the</strong> U.S. Festival, and touring<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all.<br />

In addition to <strong>the</strong> Stray Cats and <strong>the</strong> Rolling Stones, Rocker<br />

has toured and per<strong>for</strong>med with George <strong>Harris</strong>on, Ringo Starr,<br />

Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and John Fogerty. In 1982, Rocker<br />

and his fa<strong>the</strong>r Stanley Drucker (classical clarinetist), both<br />

received Grammy nominations; this was something that has<br />

only occurred twice in <strong>the</strong> history of <strong>the</strong> Grammy Awards. In<br />

2012, Lee appeared on Broadway in <strong>the</strong> hit musical Million<br />

Dollar Quartet and in 2014 he was inducted into <strong>the</strong> Bass Player<br />

Hall of Fame. Rocker has received numerous honors <strong>for</strong> his<br />

contributions to music and <strong>the</strong> arts, including being inducted<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Rockabilly Hall of Fame and <strong>the</strong> Long Island Music Hall<br />

of Fame, and receiving <strong>the</strong> Visionary Artist Award by <strong>the</strong> City<br />

of Laguna Beach, Cali<strong>for</strong>nia. In his concert per<strong>for</strong>mances, Lee<br />

Rocker rocks every town and leaves every audience on <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

feet and cheering.<br />

Lee Rocker has been consistently touring, recording and<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming around <strong>the</strong> globe since 1980 and has cultivated<br />

a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of<br />

music lovers. He is known <strong>for</strong> making his upright double bass<br />

appear to be a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in<br />

<strong>the</strong> air, catches and plays it on stages throughout <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

His concert show is a time <strong>for</strong> him to tell stories about his days<br />

on <strong>the</strong> road and in <strong>the</strong> music business <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> last 35 years<br />

— including sharing stories about his adventures lugging that<br />

giant piece of equipment around.<br />

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Zakir Hussain<br />

with Rakesh Chaurasia<br />

Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 10, <strong>2018</strong>; 7:30 pm<br />

recognition from India's governing cultural institute. In 2007,<br />

readers' polls from both Modern Drummer and Drum! magazines<br />

named him Best World Music and Best Worldbeat Drummer<br />

respectively. On February 8, 2009, Zakir received a Grammy in <strong>the</strong><br />

Best Contemporary World Music category <strong>for</strong> Global Drum Project,<br />

his group with Mickey Hart, Giovanni Hidalgo and Sikiru Adepoju.<br />

Also, in 2009, Zakir was named an Officer in <strong>the</strong> Order of <strong>Arts</strong> and<br />

Letters by France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication <strong>for</strong><br />

his extraordinary artistic and cultural contribution. The Downbeat<br />

Critics’ Poll named him Best Percussionist in 2012.<br />

A child prodigy, Zakir was touring by <strong>the</strong> age of twelve. He came to<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States in 1970, per<strong>for</strong>ming his first USA concert at <strong>the</strong><br />

Fillmore East in New York City with Pandit Ravi Shankar, embarking<br />

on an illustrious international career. A prolific composer and<br />

recording artist, Zakir has received widespread recognition <strong>for</strong> his<br />

many ensembles and collaborations. In 1987, his first solo release,<br />

Making Music, was acclaimed as “one of <strong>the</strong> most inspired East-<br />

West fusion albums ever recorded.” In 1992, Planet Drum, an album<br />

co-created and produced by Zakir and Mickey Hart, became <strong>the</strong> first<br />

recording to win a Grammy in <strong>the</strong> Best World Music category, <strong>the</strong><br />

Downbeat Critics’ Poll <strong>for</strong> Best World Beat Album and <strong>the</strong> NARM<br />

Indie Best Seller Award <strong>for</strong> World Music Recording.<br />

ZAKIR HUSSAIN is today appreciated both in <strong>the</strong> field of<br />

percussion and in <strong>the</strong> music world at large as an international<br />

phenomenon and one of <strong>the</strong> greatest musicians of our time. A<br />

classical tabla virtuoso of <strong>the</strong> highest order, his consistently<br />

brilliant and exciting per<strong>for</strong>mances have established him as a<br />

national treasure in his own country, India, and as one of India’s<br />

reigning cultural ambassadors. Along with his legendary fa<strong>the</strong>r<br />

and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated <strong>the</strong> status of his<br />

instrument both in India and around <strong>the</strong> world. His playing is<br />

marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational<br />

dexterity, founded in <strong>for</strong>midable knowledge and study.<br />

Widely considered a chief architect of <strong>the</strong> contemporary world<br />

music movement, Zakir's contribution to world music has been<br />

unique, with many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which<br />

he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, Remember<br />

Shakti, <strong>the</strong> Diga Rhythm Band, Making Music, Planet Drum with<br />

Mickey Hart, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and<br />

Eric Harland, and recordings and per<strong>for</strong>mances with artists<br />

as diverse as George <strong>Harris</strong>on, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van<br />

Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark<br />

Morris, Rennie <strong>Harris</strong>, and <strong>the</strong> Kodo drummers. His music and<br />

extraordinary contribution to <strong>the</strong> music world were honored in<br />

April, 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at<br />

Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series.<br />

The recipient of countless honors, Zakir has received <strong>the</strong> titles of<br />

Padma Bhushan in 2002, and Padma Shri in 1988, becoming <strong>the</strong><br />

youngest percussionist to be awarded <strong>the</strong>se, given to civilians of<br />

merit, by <strong>the</strong> Indian government. In 1990, he was awarded <strong>the</strong><br />

Indo-American Award in recognition <strong>for</strong> his outstanding cultural<br />

contribution to USA-India relations. In April 1991, he was presented<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by <strong>the</strong> President of<br />

India, making him one of <strong>the</strong> youngest musicians to receive this<br />

Zakir received <strong>the</strong> distinct honor of co-composing <strong>the</strong> opening music<br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> Summer Olympics in Atlanta, 1996. He was commissioned<br />

to compose music <strong>for</strong> Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet (<strong>for</strong> which he<br />

received an Isadora Duncan Award), and to compose an original<br />

work <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> San Francisco Jazz Festival, both in 1998. He has<br />

received numerous grants, including participation in <strong>the</strong> Meet <strong>the</strong><br />

Composer programs funded by <strong>the</strong> Pew Memorial Trust. In 2000,<br />

Zakir worked again with choreographer Alonzo King, this time<br />

composing music <strong>for</strong> The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In<br />

2002, his commissioned work <strong>for</strong> choreographer Mark Morris’<br />

Kolam premiered as part of YoYo Ma’s “Silk Road Project” with<br />

YoYo Ma and Zakir per<strong>for</strong>ming Zakir’s composition live <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance. In September 2006, "Triple Concerto <strong>for</strong> Banjo, Bass<br />

and Tabla," a piece co-composed by Zakir, Edgar Meyer and Bela<br />

Fleck, was per<strong>for</strong>med by <strong>the</strong>m with <strong>the</strong> Nashville Symphony at <strong>the</strong><br />

gala opening of <strong>the</strong> Schermerhorn Symphony Hall in Nashville. In<br />

January, 2009, it was re-created with <strong>the</strong> Detroit Symphony, again<br />

under <strong>the</strong> baton of Leonard Slatkin. This per<strong>for</strong>mance and new<br />

original works composed by Zakir, Edgar and Bela, was released<br />

as <strong>the</strong> Grammy-nominated The Melody of Rhythm.<br />

In 2009, Zakir’s second concerto, "Concerto <strong>for</strong> Four Soloists," a<br />

special commission <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> National Symphony Orchestra, was<br />

per<strong>for</strong>med at Kennedy <strong>Center</strong> in <strong>March</strong>, 2011, as conducted by<br />

Christoph Eschenbach. His third concerto, <strong>the</strong> first-ever tabla<br />

concerto, premiered in September, 2015, by <strong>the</strong> Symphony<br />

Orchestra of India, and was premiered in Europe in January 2016.<br />

It will premiere in <strong>the</strong> United States in April, 2017, by <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Zakir reunited with Alonzo King in 2007, <strong>for</strong> Lines Ballet’s 25th<br />

Anniversary celebration, creating acclaimed music <strong>for</strong> King’s Rasa,<br />

and was commissioned to score King’s "Scheherazade" which<br />

premiered in Monte Carlo in December 2009, garnering ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

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continued<br />

Isadora Duncan Award. In 2007, <strong>the</strong> government of India chose<br />

Zakir to compose an an<strong>the</strong>m to celebrate India’s 60th year of<br />

independence. The song, “Jai Hind,” has been recorded by an array<br />

of India’s finest classical vocalists and pop singers.<br />

Zakir has scored <strong>for</strong> many films, including Merchant-Ivory’s Heat<br />

and Dust (in which he also co-starred), In Custody and Mystic<br />

Masseur, Bertolucci’s Little Buddha, Vanaprastham (The Last Dance),<br />

Saaz, Everybody Says I’m Fine, and Mr. and Mrs. Lyer.<br />

Zakir is <strong>the</strong> recipient of <strong>the</strong> 1999 National Heritage Fellowship, <strong>the</strong><br />

United States' most prestigious honor <strong>for</strong> a master in <strong>the</strong> traditional<br />

arts, presented by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at <strong>the</strong> United<br />

States Senate on September 28, 1999. In 2005, he was named<br />

an Old Dominion Fellow by <strong>the</strong> Humanities Council at Princeton<br />

University, where he resided <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2005-2006 autumn semester<br />

as full professor in <strong>the</strong> music department, teaching a survey course<br />

in Indian classical music and dance. In <strong>the</strong> spring of 2007, this<br />

course was taught again by Zakir, this time at Stan<strong>for</strong>d University.<br />

Zakir’s yearly tabla workshop in Marin County, conducted <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> past twenty years, draws hundreds of serious students and<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mers. In <strong>the</strong> spring of 2015, he was in residence at UC<br />

Berkeley as Regents Lecturer.<br />

In 1992, Zakir founded Moment! Records which features original<br />

collaborations in <strong>the</strong> field of contemporary world music and live<br />

concert per<strong>for</strong>mances by great masters of <strong>the</strong> classical music of<br />

India. The label presents live recordings of great masters of <strong>the</strong><br />

classical music of both North and South India, world music and<br />

a Masters of Percussion series. Moment Records’ 2006 release,<br />

Golden Strings of <strong>the</strong> Sarode with Aashish Khan and Zakir Hussain,<br />

was nominated <strong>for</strong> a Grammy in <strong>the</strong> Best Traditional World Music<br />

category <strong>for</strong> that year. Moment Records’ recent DVD release, Zakir<br />

Hussain: The SF Jazz Sessions, featuring a host of Zakir’s worldclass<br />

collaborators, has been critically acclaimed.<br />

In 2015, he was voted Best Percussionist by <strong>the</strong> Downbeat Critics’<br />

Poll and by Modern Drummer’s Readers’ Poll.<br />

On January 15, <strong>2018</strong>, HarperCollins India released Zakir’s longawaited<br />

oral memoir (available on Amazon), A Life in Music, by<br />

Nasreen Munni Kabir, <strong>the</strong> distinguished British television producer,<br />

director, and author. The Life is <strong>the</strong> result of two years of intensive<br />

interviews.<br />

Rakesh’s <strong>for</strong>te is in blending his flute without really losing its<br />

identity in mixed instruments’ concerts. Rakesh has already globetrotted<br />

many times over, enthralling audiences at classical and nonclassical<br />

concerts. He is also an accomplished studio musician, having<br />

recorded with most of <strong>the</strong> leading stalwarts of <strong>the</strong> Indian film industry.<br />

Rakesh has been <strong>the</strong> recipient of numerous awards and accolades.<br />

He received <strong>the</strong> Indian Music Academy Award, presented by <strong>the</strong><br />

Honourable President Of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2007, <strong>the</strong><br />

Aditya Birla Kalakiran Puraskar in 2008, <strong>the</strong> Guru Shishya Award<br />

in 2011, IWAP-Pandit Jasraj Sangeet Ratna Award in 2013, and <strong>the</strong><br />

Pannalal Ghosh Puraskar in 2013.<br />

Despite his experimental work, Rakesh has never deviated from<br />

his main goal of becoming a full-fledged classical musician. He<br />

has regularly appeared in prominent festivals such as <strong>the</strong> WOMAD<br />

festival in A<strong>the</strong>ns, Womad Earthstation in Europe, and <strong>the</strong> ‘Festivals<br />

of India’ in Russia, Japan, <strong>the</strong> U.S., and Europe. His growing maturity<br />

and status has brought him invitations to per<strong>for</strong>m solo at major<br />

events within India and abroad, including <strong>the</strong> Festival of Saint-Denis<br />

in Paris and <strong>the</strong> Leicester International Music Festival in England.<br />

Most notably, Rakesh was invited to conclude <strong>the</strong> twenty-four hour<br />

live BBC Radio broadcast celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s<br />

Silver Jubilee, reaching audiences worldwide.<br />

Recently Rakesh toured as a duo <strong>for</strong> classical concerts as well as<br />

<strong>for</strong> The Masters of Percussion with legendary tabla virtuoso Ustad<br />

Zakir Hussain at prestigious venues across <strong>the</strong> globe. Rakesh has<br />

has per<strong>for</strong>med with such international names as Bela Fleck, Edgar<br />

Meyer, and Joshua Redman.<br />

Rakesh's most recent venture is his fusion band Rakesh and Friends<br />

(RAF) which creates music that appeals to <strong>the</strong> young without<br />

sacrificing <strong>the</strong> essence of classical music.<br />

Modest Rakesh is <strong>the</strong> first to admit that he has a lot to learn, not<br />

just from his legendary uncle and maestro, Pandit Hariprasad<br />

Chaurasia, but his peers as well. He is destined to carve a niche <strong>for</strong><br />

himself in <strong>the</strong> realm of Indian Classical Music with <strong>the</strong> simple yet<br />

extremely challenging instrument, <strong>the</strong> Bansuri.<br />

RAKESH CHAURASIA, <strong>the</strong> nephew and child prodigy of flute<br />

maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, has a famous name to live<br />

up to. Amongst <strong>the</strong> promising musicians of <strong>the</strong> second generation,<br />

Rakesh has carved a niche <strong>for</strong> himself as an accomplished flautist.<br />

Infusing his personal style with <strong>the</strong> tradition of his renowned uncle,<br />

he has evolved an approach which maintains <strong>the</strong> purity of <strong>the</strong> flute<br />

while also managing to capture <strong>the</strong> attention of young listeners.<br />

The most accomplished of his uncle’s disciples, he promises to<br />

carry <strong>the</strong> Chaurasia legacy to new heights.<br />

Rakesh’s flute has matched note and rhythm with wind instruments<br />

of o<strong>the</strong>r cultures as well as having per<strong>for</strong>med ‘jugalbandi' with<br />

Carnatic and world famous instrumentalists .<br />

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THE TEN TENORS<br />

Wish You Were Here<br />

Tuesday, <strong>March</strong> 13, <strong>2018</strong>; 7:30 pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 14, <strong>2018</strong>; 2 & 7:30 pm<br />

Wish You Were Here<br />

A celebration of legends<br />

featuring <strong>the</strong> music of David Bowie, Prince, Amy Winehouse,<br />

John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston and more.<br />

The Ten Tenors:<br />

Cameron Barclay, Daniel Belle, James Watkinson,<br />

Keane Fletcher, Michael Edwards, Nigel Huckle,<br />

Paul Gelsumini, Adrian Li Donni, Jared Newall,<br />

Florian Voss, JD Smith (Swing Tenor)<br />

Drummer................................................................Trent Bryson-Dean<br />

Guitarist...................................................................................David Orr<br />

Pianist........................................................................Benjamin Kiehne<br />

Producer.................................................................................D-J Wendt<br />

Musical Director..............................................................Steven Baker<br />

Touring Musical Director..........................................Paul Gelsumini<br />

Choreographer.............................................................Keane Fletcher<br />

Tour Manager/FOH Sound..........................................Rupert Pletzer<br />

Production Manager.....................................Katie Mackay-Brooker<br />

Lighting Designer......................................................Jamie Schmidt<br />

Monitors Engineer.........................................................Ed McGlogan<br />

Sound Technician/Stage Manager..............................Jamie Taylor<br />

Production Assistant/Merchandise......................Melinda Stanley<br />

North American Representation...............................Opus 3 Artists<br />

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THE TEN TENORS<br />

continued<br />

ABOUT<br />

The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest<br />

entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million<br />

people worldwide witnessing <strong>the</strong>ir unmistakable charm,<br />

camaraderie and vocal power. Following 20 years of sell-out<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mances across <strong>the</strong> globe, including more than 2500 of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own headline concerts, The TEN Tenors have cemented<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir place as Australia’s premier classical-crossover group.<br />

Celebrated <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir colorful repertoire, breathtaking<br />

arrangements, and powerful live per<strong>for</strong>mances, The TEN<br />

Tenors respectfully tip <strong>the</strong>ir hats not only to <strong>the</strong> great classical<br />

composers, but to contemporary music’s most popular artists.<br />

From Queen, Bowie, Lennon and Winehouse, an evening with<br />

The TEN Tenors is guaranteed to surprise and delight in equal<br />

measure.<br />

Amidst <strong>the</strong>ir own explosive live concert experiences and<br />

remarkable achievements, including six platinum and gold<br />

records and over 3.5 million concert tickets sold, The TEN<br />

Tenors have also per<strong>for</strong>med alongside countless music legends<br />

including Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta, Nicole<br />

Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Alanis<br />

Morissette, Sarah Brightman, Willie Nelson, Ka<strong>the</strong>rine Jenkins<br />

and Christina Aguilera.<br />

They’re no strangers to television ei<strong>the</strong>r, with iconic<br />

appearances on some of <strong>the</strong> world’s biggest broadcast events<br />

including per<strong>for</strong>ming exclusively <strong>for</strong> chat show queen Oprah<br />

Winfrey on Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure, appearing<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon <strong>for</strong> an audience of 32 million<br />

viewers, and Poland 2012 UEFA Cup in Warsaw. Arena Der<br />

Stars 2002 and 2005.<br />

Long-time member and Musical Director of The TEN Tenors,<br />

Paul Gelsumini says “So many people come to our show <strong>the</strong><br />

first time expecting arias or standard crossover repertoire,<br />

but it only takes one song <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>m to realize this is not like any<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r tenor show out <strong>the</strong>re and <strong>the</strong>y better be ready to laugh,<br />

cry and party like <strong>the</strong>y are at a rock concert.”<br />

The group’s producer, D-J Wendt, adds “We like to think<br />

audiences come to our show to hear arias and classical pieces,<br />

we will always give you a little of that but be ready to have fun<br />

and party with ten very good looking Aussie blokes that know<br />

how to have fun, but more than that, know how to create an<br />

ensemble sound like no o<strong>the</strong>r group can achieve.”<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Wish You Were Here includes (in alphabetical order):<br />

"Imagine"<br />

"Jersey Boys Medley"<br />

"Just The Way You Are"<br />

"La Danza"<br />

"Never Tear Us Apart"<br />

"Nothing Compares 2 U"<br />

"Six Ribbons"<br />

"The Boxer"<br />

"Unchained Melody"<br />

"Valerie"<br />

"Waltzing Matilda"<br />

"We Are The Champions"<br />

"Wish You Were Here"<br />

Repertoire is not in order of per<strong>for</strong>mance and is subject to change.<br />

HEADSHOTS<br />

CAMERON BARCLAY DANIEL BELLE JAMES WATKINSON<br />

KEANE FLETCHER MICHAEL EDWARDS NIGEL HUCKLE<br />

PAUL GELSUMINI ADRIAN LI DONNI JARED NEWALL<br />

"Amigos Para Siempre"<br />

"Bohemian Rhapsody"<br />

"Buongiorno Principessa"<br />

"Cancion Del Mariachi"<br />

"Diva Medley"<br />

"En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor"<br />

"Granada"<br />

"Hallelujah"<br />

"Heroes"<br />

FLORIAN VOSS<br />

JD SMITH<br />

(Swing Tenor)<br />

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THE TEN TENORS<br />

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BIOS<br />

PAUL GELSUMINI<br />

Paul completed a Bachelor of Music (Voice Per<strong>for</strong>mance) from<br />

Monash University and a Diploma of <strong>Arts</strong> (Music Theatre) from<br />

APO <strong>Arts</strong> Academy. Be<strong>for</strong>e joining The TEN Tenors, Paul also<br />

studied in Tuscany, Italy where he per<strong>for</strong>med as a guest soloist<br />

at <strong>the</strong> inaugural Puccini Festival. Paul joined The TEN Tenors<br />

in 2011 and is <strong>the</strong> current Touring Musical Director. Credits<br />

include co-vocal and vocal production on <strong>the</strong> The TEN Tenors<br />

albums Home <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> Holidays, On Broadway, and Wish You Were<br />

Here. Paul is currently <strong>the</strong> longest serving member of <strong>the</strong> group.<br />

Paul wishes to thank his fiancée, family and friends <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

on-going love and support throughout <strong>the</strong> years. Follow Paul on<br />

Instagram: @paulgelly<br />

KEANE FLETCHER<br />

A graduate of <strong>the</strong> Western Australian Academy of Per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

<strong>Arts</strong>, Keane made his debut with The TEN Tenors in 2010 and<br />

has since gone on to appear with <strong>the</strong>m in <strong>the</strong>atres, stadiums and<br />

concert halls all over <strong>the</strong> world. He can be heard on <strong>the</strong>ir most<br />

recent album Wish You Were Here which reached #1 on <strong>the</strong> ARIA<br />

Classical/Crossover charts, as well as Our Christmas Wish (ARIA<br />

Top 100 Albums of 2015), On Broadway, Double Platinum, and<br />

Nostalgica. His television appearances with <strong>the</strong> group include<br />

Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure, NBC’S The Today Show,<br />

The Melbourne Cup, Ready Steady Cook, Sunrise, and <strong>the</strong> opening<br />

of <strong>the</strong> UEFA CUP in Warsaw. His o<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>atre credits include<br />

<strong>the</strong> Australian tour of We Will Rock You (GFO) understudying and<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>the</strong> lead role of Galileo, The 27 Club (The Butterfly<br />

Club), Merrily We Roll Along (Watch This), Buddy: The Buddy Holly<br />

Story (Live Theatre Prod.), Altar Boyz (Precedent Prod.), Hello<br />

Again (Darlinghurst Theatre), and The Good Fight <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> New<br />

York Music Theatre Festival.<br />

MICHAEL EDWARDS<br />

Michael began singing at age eight when he joined <strong>the</strong> Australian<br />

Boys Choral Institute, an organisation he continued to be involved<br />

with <strong>for</strong> fifteen years. As a chorister, Michael has sung with<br />

numerous choirs including <strong>the</strong> National Youth Choir of Australia,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Adelaide Chamber Singers, and The Consort of Melbourne.<br />

In 2013, Michael graduated from <strong>the</strong> Melbourne Conservatorium<br />

of Music with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in classical voice.<br />

During his time at <strong>the</strong> Conservatorium, Michael’s vocal quartet<br />

was awarded <strong>the</strong> Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Chamber<br />

Music Prize, and in 2014, came in second in <strong>the</strong> state-wide 3MBS<br />

radio competition, ‘The Talent.’ Most recently in 2016, <strong>the</strong>y were<br />

featured finalists in <strong>the</strong> Great Romantics Competition hosted<br />

by <strong>the</strong> Melbourne Recital Centre. Michael has per<strong>for</strong>med as<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> Victorian Youth Opera program; in <strong>the</strong>ir workshop<br />

of Assembly, <strong>the</strong>ir production of The Play of Daniel, and in <strong>the</strong><br />

world premiere of The Grumpiest Boy in <strong>the</strong> World. With <strong>the</strong><br />

Victorian Opera Chorus, Michael has per<strong>for</strong>med in numerous<br />

Gala concerts, as well as main stage productions of Nixon in<br />

China, La Traviata, and I Pagliacci. In 2015, Michael per<strong>for</strong>med in<br />

Victorian Opera’s ANZAC centenary production, Remembrance,<br />

touring Melbourne and regional Victoria. Michael joined The<br />

TEN Tenors in 2014, and has travelled throughout Australia,<br />

Europe, USA, South Korea and South America. Follow Michael<br />

on Instagram: @mikeyjedwards<br />

CAMERON BARCLAY<br />

Cameron Barclay is a graduate of both <strong>the</strong> University of Auckland<br />

and <strong>the</strong> New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, where he<br />

studied singing, French and Italian. He was a 2010/2011 PwC<br />

Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist <strong>for</strong> NBR New Zealand<br />

Opera and was also a member of <strong>the</strong> Chapman Tripp Opera<br />

Chorus <strong>for</strong> three years. Cameron has per<strong>for</strong>med extensively<br />

throughout New Zealand on both opera and concert stage,<br />

and some of his recent highlights include per<strong>for</strong>ming in Ken<br />

Hill’s Original Phantom of <strong>the</strong> Opera in Tokyo, Japan; per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

<strong>the</strong> role of Frederic in <strong>the</strong> New Zealand Tour of The Pirates of<br />

Penzance, singing <strong>the</strong> National An<strong>the</strong>m of Argentina <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

match against <strong>the</strong> All Blacks in Wellington, New Zealand and<br />

recording Margaret Wegener’s Ode to a Nightingale with <strong>the</strong><br />

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, <strong>the</strong> first recording of this<br />

work. His operatic roles include Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Peter<br />

Quint/Prologue (The Turn of <strong>the</strong> Screw), <strong>the</strong> title role in Candide;<br />

<strong>the</strong> title role in Albert Herring and Beppe (I Pagliacci). Cameron’s<br />

concert and oratorio repertoire includes Messiah (Handel); Missa<br />

Solemnis (Beethoven), Creation (Haydn), Magnificat (Bach) and<br />

Serenade <strong>for</strong> Tenor Horn and Strings (Britten). Born and raised in<br />

Auckland, New Zealand, Cameron also lived and went to school<br />

in Avellino, Italy, which he considers to be his second home. He is<br />

very proud to be <strong>the</strong> first New Zealander in this Australian-based<br />

group. Follow Cameron on Instagram: @cambarclay<br />

JARED NEWALL<br />

Growing up in Perth, Jared fell in love with music <strong>the</strong>atre at an<br />

early age. Some of Jared’s early credits include Oliver, My Fair<br />

Lady, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity and Les Misérables. Jared<br />

began his professional music <strong>the</strong>atre career in 2007 as part<br />

of <strong>the</strong> tribe in Hair: The American Tribal Love – Rock Musical.<br />

Later that year he per<strong>for</strong>med <strong>the</strong> role of Steve in Rent. In 2008,<br />

Jared moved to Victoria to attend <strong>the</strong> University of Ballarat,<br />

to study Music Theatre. During his time in Ballarat, Jared had<br />

<strong>the</strong> opportunity to play Homer Collins in Adam Guettel’s Floyd<br />

Collins, Joseph ‘Jojo’ Morse in Cy Coleman’s The Life and Muzzy’s<br />

Boy/Ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie. His highlight was <strong>the</strong><br />

chance to play <strong>the</strong> role of Bobby Strong in Urinetown, under <strong>the</strong><br />

direction of Tom Healey. After graduating in 2010, Jared was<br />

cast in <strong>the</strong> Australasian Premiere season of It’s Only Life. He<br />

worked closely with <strong>the</strong> show’s composer, John Bucchino, who<br />

also accompanied <strong>the</strong> piece. In early 2011, Jared played <strong>the</strong> role<br />

of David in <strong>the</strong> concert version of Milk and Honey, as part of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

Jerry Herman Triptych. This year marks Jared’s 8th year touring<br />

with The TEN Tenors, and each year has been better than <strong>the</strong> last.<br />

Follow Jared on Instagram: @jarednewallmusic<br />

DANIEL BELL<br />

Few Australian artists can claim, at just 34 years of age, to have<br />

had <strong>the</strong> musical success of Daniel Bell. Boasting a professional<br />

career that has taken him throughout Australia, Europe and<br />

North America, Daniel has amazed audiences throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

western world in <strong>the</strong>ir thousands, and is now widely considered<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> finest voices in <strong>the</strong> Australian Music Theatre industry.<br />

Born and raised in Sydney, Daniel now holds a Bachelor of Music<br />

(Per<strong>for</strong>mance), having studied at The Sydney Conservatorium of<br />

Music, and <strong>the</strong> Australian Institute of Music. After completing his<br />

training, Daniel was asked to join <strong>the</strong> internationally acclaimed<br />

vocal group, The TEN Tenors. Per<strong>for</strong>ming with The TEN Tenors<br />

Double Platinum tour, Daniel has sung throughout Australia,<br />

Europe and The United States to critical acclaim. Daniel is also<br />

featured on The TEN Tenors Christmas album Our Christmas<br />

Wish as well as <strong>the</strong> follow up On Broadway, and most recently,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Wish You Were Here album. Daniel has an enviable list of<br />

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musical <strong>the</strong>atre credits to his name. In 2009, he joined <strong>the</strong> cast<br />

of Jerry Springer <strong>the</strong> Opera at <strong>the</strong> Sydney Opera House, be<strong>for</strong>e<br />

his departure <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> European tour of <strong>the</strong> Ten Tenors. Upon his<br />

return, Daniel was cast as <strong>the</strong> understudy Jean Valjean in <strong>the</strong><br />

Australian National production of Les Misérables, per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

<strong>the</strong> role hundreds of times throughout <strong>the</strong> country. He continued<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Asian tour, per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>the</strong> role in Manila, Singapore and<br />

Dubai be<strong>for</strong>e his return to Australia. Daniel played <strong>the</strong> role of<br />

Terry in <strong>the</strong> Australian premiere production of Sideshow at <strong>the</strong><br />

Hayes <strong>the</strong>atre, and joined <strong>the</strong> cast of My Fair Lady, at <strong>the</strong> Capitol<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre in Sydney, covering <strong>the</strong> role of Freddy at <strong>the</strong> end of 2017.<br />

FLORIAN VOSS<br />

Florian made his stage debut as Tamino (The Magic Flute) at<br />

<strong>the</strong> Kindermusikfest in <strong>the</strong> Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. O<strong>the</strong>r<br />

engagements led him to <strong>the</strong> Monschau Open-Air Classic-Festival,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Mosel Music Festival and <strong>the</strong> Internationale Schlossfestspiele<br />

Ludwigsburg, where he recently per<strong>for</strong>med as Melot in Tristan<br />

and Isolde under <strong>the</strong> directorship of Michael Hofstetter. From<br />

2011 until 2013 Florian Voss sung as a permanent member<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Metropolitan Theatre of Gießen (Acis and Gal<strong>the</strong>a). In <strong>the</strong><br />

Summer of 2013, Florian Voss per<strong>for</strong>med <strong>the</strong> role of Don José<br />

(Opera Stage of Castle Maxlrain/conductor: Richard van Schoor)<br />

and Belmonte at <strong>the</strong> Opera Festival of Bad Hersfeld. Following<br />

that, he became a member of <strong>the</strong> ensemble of <strong>the</strong> Royal Opera<br />

House Stockholm, where he was chosen <strong>for</strong> a Scholarship of <strong>the</strong><br />

Järnström-Sundbergs Operastiftelse by <strong>the</strong> Royal Opera House.<br />

He has also been awarded as <strong>the</strong> prize-winner of <strong>the</strong> renowned<br />

International Singing Competition, Schloss Rheinsberg at<br />

Deutsche Oper Berlin.<br />

JAMES WATKINSON<br />

James is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting<br />

and Marketing) at The University of Melbourne. Having music and<br />

singing in <strong>the</strong> house from <strong>the</strong> day he was born, James has been<br />

singing <strong>for</strong> most of his life in school choirs, musical <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

and his high school rock band. Last year, James played Frank<br />

Abagnale Jr in OCPAC’s Catch Me If You Can, <strong>for</strong> which he received<br />

<strong>the</strong> award <strong>for</strong> Best Male in a Leading Role at <strong>the</strong> 2016 Music<br />

Theatre Guild of Victoria (MGTV) awards. He was also nominated<br />

<strong>for</strong> an MGTV award <strong>for</strong> Best Supporting Actor in a Musical <strong>for</strong> his<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance as Chuck in Footloose in 2015. Last Year, James<br />

was selected to per<strong>for</strong>m at Mat<strong>the</strong>w Lee Robinson’s New Voices.<br />

O<strong>the</strong>r credits include: Launchpad Drama’s Starbound (2013-16),<br />

CLOC’s WICKED (2016) and Company Eleven’s They’re Playing Our<br />

Song (2017). James would like to acknowledge Rosemarie <strong>Harris</strong><br />

and Paul Gelsumini <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir wonderful tutelage. James made<br />

his professional debut with The TEN Tenors in 2017, and wants<br />

to thank all <strong>the</strong> people that encouraged him to pursue singing<br />

throughout his youth, especially his grandfa<strong>the</strong>r Russel Martin,<br />

who was always James' biggest fan.<br />

ADRIAN LI DONNI<br />

Greenroom award winner, Adrian Li Donni is a graduate of Circle<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Square Theatre School in New York. Adrian has played <strong>the</strong><br />

ill-fated lover Lun Tha in The King and I <strong>for</strong> numerous companies<br />

across <strong>the</strong> globe. These include <strong>the</strong> newly restored The King and<br />

I <strong>for</strong> Lyric Stage in Texas, The Production Company in Melbourne,<br />

a UK/Ireland tour <strong>for</strong> Curve Theatre, and in <strong>the</strong> more recent GFO<br />

and Opera Australia national tour (Sydney Opera House debut).<br />

Favourite productions include: a concert tour of Broadway to<br />

Australia – An evening with Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens,<br />

Festival of Broadway – An Evening with Stephen Schwartz, Jesus<br />

Christ Superstar in Slovenia, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Le<br />

Fou) at Melbourne Zoo, The Art Centre Gold Coast’s production<br />

of Miss Saigon (The Engineer), and Pacific Overtures (Kayama) <strong>for</strong><br />

which he received a Greenroom Award <strong>for</strong> best supporting actor.<br />

Adrian would like to thank his ever-supportive family, partner,<br />

friends, teachers and <strong>the</strong> team at Ian White Management <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir love and guidance.<br />

NIGEL HUCKLE<br />

Nigel Huckle is an Australian-born singer and actor, raised<br />

in Roanoke, Virginia via Singapore. He has per<strong>for</strong>med in<br />

venues across <strong>the</strong> world, most notably with <strong>the</strong> international<br />

touring company of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of<br />

Les Misérables as Feuilly (1st cover – Enjolras) in 2016, which<br />

included runs in Manila, Singapore, and in <strong>the</strong> inaugural season<br />

of <strong>the</strong> illustrious Dubai Opera. He joins The TEN Tenors having<br />

previously per<strong>for</strong>med with esteemed companies across <strong>the</strong><br />

globe, most recently as Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! with<br />

Australia's The Production Company, Lt. Cable in South Pacific<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Tony Award®-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Mr.<br />

One in Adding Machine with B-side Theatricals in New York City.<br />

He trained at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia<br />

where he received a Bachelor of Fine <strong>Arts</strong> in Musical Theatre,<br />

having sung in shows across <strong>the</strong> musical <strong>the</strong>atre canon and with<br />

Shenandoah’s GRAMMY® Award-winning Conservatory Choir in<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir per<strong>for</strong>mance of Brahms’ Requiem. Follow Nigel on social<br />

media: https://www.facebook.com/nigelhuckleofficial; Twitter:<br />

@NigelHuckle; Instagram:@NigelHuckle<br />

JD SMITH (Swing Tenor)<br />

JD Smith has been a singer/per<strong>for</strong>mer since he was a young kid.<br />

As a songwriter, he has recorded many solo albums, including<br />

Invite Me Places which he toured extensively around Australia<br />

promoting. He graduated from <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> Academy Ballarat, with<br />

a Musical Theatre per<strong>for</strong>mance degree. He was an original cast<br />

member in <strong>the</strong> Australian production of Wicked and per<strong>for</strong>med<br />

in <strong>the</strong> show <strong>for</strong> four years as <strong>the</strong> role of Boq. He also toured<br />

in <strong>the</strong> recent production of Dirty Dancing, understudying Mark<br />

Vincent in <strong>the</strong> role of Billy, and playing <strong>the</strong> role in its Adelaide<br />

season. He has been a featured singer at Carols by Candlelight<br />

in Melbourne and <strong>the</strong> Carols in <strong>the</strong> Domain in Sydney, as well<br />

as per<strong>for</strong>ming in his hometown of Albury. He has been a lead<br />

singer on Royal Caribbean cruise ships, fronted bands Snag<br />

and Freeze Frame, recorded backing vocals <strong>for</strong> many artists<br />

and has supported Australian musicians Pete Murray and The<br />

Whitlams, to name a few. JD has recorded and co-written with<br />

Tania Doko (Bachelor Girl) and Cameron McGlinchey (Rogue<br />

Traders). Most recently he recorded a new solo covers album The<br />

Sea of Tears. JD has been a part of <strong>the</strong> TEN Tenors since 2015,<br />

Wish You Were Here is his first album with <strong>the</strong> Tenors and he is<br />

excited to be a part of <strong>the</strong> group <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir Wish You Were Here tour.<br />

Tonight, he dedicates his per<strong>for</strong>mance to his wife Emma and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir first newborn son, Morrison. Follow JD on social media:<br />

Facebook.com/jdsmithmuso; Instagram: jdsmithmuso; twitter.<br />

com/jdsmithmuso<br />

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St. Patrick's Day in Ireland!<br />

Thursday, <strong>March</strong> 15, <strong>2018</strong>; 7:30 pm<br />

TRADITIONS EXPLAINED:<br />

Bodhrán/Dance: This dance is a two-way display of rhythm. The<br />

intense bodhrán rhythms challenge <strong>the</strong> intricate rhythms of <strong>the</strong><br />

dancer’s feet. Both bodhrán player and dancer enter a joyful<br />

competition where ‘fun’ is central to this friendly but intense<br />

competition. In <strong>the</strong> final analysis — both are deemed to be equal.<br />

ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN IRELAND<br />

Conceived, produced and directed by Margaret O’ Carroll.<br />

© Kerry Irish Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.<br />

Kerry Irish Productions Inc. is an Irish-owned production<br />

company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2002, <strong>the</strong> company<br />

promotes and celebrates Irish culture and its rich traditions<br />

through <strong>the</strong> medium of music, dance, song and storytelling.<br />

The company’s Irish productions are presented in Per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

<strong>Arts</strong> <strong>Center</strong>s throughout <strong>the</strong> United States.<br />

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland delivers a night of ‘rip-roaring music,<br />

song and dance…a great Irish night’ (Irish News & Entertainment).<br />

This treat <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> whole family features champion dancer<br />

Connor Reider (The Chieftains; Celtic Fyre), members of <strong>the</strong><br />

Kerry Dance Troupe, <strong>the</strong> Kerry Voice Squad (three lovely lassies<br />

delivering <strong>the</strong> best of Irish song), and Traditional Band with<br />

fiddles, uileann pipes, banjo, bodhrán, guitar and flutes roaring<br />

through <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre! Toge<strong>the</strong>r, <strong>the</strong>y will transport you to <strong>the</strong><br />

Emerald Isle and you’ll leave <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre with a jig in your step!<br />

A perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> whole family!<br />

Brilliant close-harmony acapella harmonies - (Kerry Irish<br />

Productions Inc.)<br />

"The epitome of family entertainment, toge<strong>the</strong>rness and Irish<br />

life!" - Irish <strong>Arts</strong> and Entertainment<br />

A special thank you to <strong>the</strong> Kerry Irish Productions Inc. team<br />

of artists and crew members! Thank you all <strong>for</strong> your hard and<br />

detailed work. We would also like to thank <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ater staff and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ater crew members. It is a pleasure working with you!<br />

Bodhrán: The bodhrán takes its name from <strong>the</strong> Irish word<br />

bodhar which means deafening. It is a frame drum which<br />

stretches back to <strong>the</strong> 14th century. The bodhran was used as<br />

a work implement <strong>for</strong> many years and it was used particularly<br />

in <strong>the</strong> mumming traditions of Kerry and Cork, to chase out <strong>the</strong><br />

wren on <strong>the</strong> 26th of December (lá an dreoilín). The bodhrán<br />

has changed in <strong>the</strong> last century from a primitive frame drum<br />

played with <strong>the</strong> hand, to a very complicated tonal and rhythmic<br />

percussive instrument. It was first popularized by <strong>the</strong> group<br />

Ceoltóirí Chualann, under <strong>the</strong> leadership of Seán Ó Riada.<br />

An Irish Hooley: The Hooley was, <strong>for</strong> generations, <strong>the</strong> highlight<br />

of Irish social life: music, song, dance, storytelling, good<br />

conversation and merriment flowing freely. The Hooley was<br />

a community event and a great excuse <strong>for</strong> a ga<strong>the</strong>ring! We<br />

continue this unbroken tradition of merrymaking – any excuse<br />

is a good reason to drop everything, take to <strong>the</strong> dance floor,<br />

pick up your instruments, prepare to give a song, sharpen your<br />

ears <strong>for</strong> hilarious storytelling or a serious poem, and off we<br />

go — unbridled fun!<br />

The Kerry Dance Troupe: The Kerry Dance Troupe was<br />

established by Kerry Irish Productions Inc. with <strong>the</strong> intention<br />

of promoting and celebrating Irish culture and its rich traditions<br />

through <strong>the</strong> medium of dance. Irish dance shoes, in a sense,<br />

symbolize <strong>the</strong> wealth of Irish culture; <strong>the</strong>y have a life of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

own and <strong>the</strong>y take us on our journey.<br />

The Kerry Voice Squad: Five years ago a search began <strong>for</strong><br />

three classically trained voices that would be equally at home<br />

singing <strong>the</strong> classics as well as traditional Irish songs. The<br />

search brought toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> three voices of Koral Aakre, Ashley<br />

Stanbury and Ka<strong>the</strong>rine Trimble, and The Kerry Voice Squad<br />

was born! Since <strong>the</strong>n, <strong>the</strong> ensemble has per<strong>for</strong>med in over 50<br />

US cities to date with Kerry Irish Productions Inc.<br />

Uilleann Pipes: The uilleann pipes are a cousin of <strong>the</strong> more<br />

common Scottish great highland bagpipes. They took on <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

current <strong>for</strong>m during <strong>the</strong> second half of <strong>the</strong> 18th century and<br />

sparked a golden age of pipe making and playing which lasted<br />

in Ireland until <strong>the</strong> Great Famine. After nearly being completely<br />

<strong>for</strong>gotten, <strong>the</strong> uilleann pipes are now enjoying a revival which<br />

has been sparked by <strong>the</strong> great ef<strong>for</strong>ts of hundreds of folk<br />

musicians since <strong>the</strong> early 1960s. Uilleann pipes differ from<br />

most o<strong>the</strong>r <strong>for</strong>ms of bagpipes in that <strong>the</strong>y have a range of two<br />

fully chromatic octaves, are able to achieve both staccato and<br />

legato phrasing, as well as providing chordal and rhythmic<br />

accompaniment to itself via <strong>the</strong> regulators.<br />

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ARTISTS BIOS<br />

KORAL AAKRE (Kerry Voice Squad).<br />

Soprano Koral Aakre from Coos Bay, located<br />

on <strong>the</strong> beautiful sou<strong>the</strong>rn Oregon coast,<br />

comes from a family of singers and began<br />

voice lessons with her fa<strong>the</strong>r at <strong>the</strong> age of<br />

seven. Koral is well known in Oregon’s Bay<br />

area. She was a dancer and singer in<br />

Oregon’s Little Opry on <strong>the</strong> Bay. Upon<br />

graduating from high school she toured <strong>the</strong> East Coast <strong>for</strong> one<br />

year with Lu<strong>the</strong>ran Youth Encounter’s Christian Rock Band,<br />

Captive Free. This was her opportunity to enter <strong>the</strong> world of<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance and touring to see if this was really where her<br />

heart was. She studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston<br />

and returned to Oregon to earn a degree in vocal per<strong>for</strong>mance<br />

from Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Oregon University where she studied opera. She<br />

per<strong>for</strong>med with <strong>the</strong> Rogue Opera, Opera in <strong>the</strong> Streets, Brava<br />

Opera Workshop, SOU Chamber and Concert Choir and <strong>the</strong><br />

Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Oregon Reparatory Singers. Prior to moving to Los<br />

Angeles she worked as a campaign manager and legislative<br />

assistant <strong>for</strong> Senator Arnie Roblan. She was honored to sing<br />

multiple times <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> Oregon State legislative assemblies.<br />

When Koral moved to Los Angeles she auditioned <strong>for</strong> her first<br />

season with An Irish Christmas. She loves per<strong>for</strong>ming with <strong>the</strong><br />

Kerry Irish Productions Inc. cast members and is excited to<br />

per<strong>for</strong>m in upcoming shows with <strong>the</strong> company. Koral is <strong>the</strong> great<br />

great-granddaughter of Bridgette Conlon who emigrated from<br />

Ireland as a mail order bride. Koral has become more rooted<br />

in her Irish heritage since joining <strong>the</strong> company four years ago.<br />

Her grandmo<strong>the</strong>r, Bernyce, would burst with pride to hear her<br />

sing today.<br />

PROGRAM<br />

(Additional songs to be per<strong>for</strong>med are not herein listed)<br />

Songs you will hear tonight range from <strong>the</strong> great Irish ballads<br />

(Danny Boy) to Vaudeville gems (When Irish Eyes Are Smiling).<br />

"Three Lovely Lassies from Bannion"<br />

"Patsy Fagan" (Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Ireland)<br />

"Garten Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s Lullaby" (Co. Donegal)<br />

"Molly Malone" (19C. Popular song set in Dublin)<br />

"Spanish Lady" (Traditional Irish Folk Song)<br />

"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" (Vaudeville)<br />

"Danny Boy" (Frederic Wea<strong>the</strong>rly)<br />

"The Bold Privateer" (Civil war song)<br />

"Hard Times Come Again No More"<br />

"The Auld Triangle" (Irish…Brendan Behan)<br />

"Wild Rover" (Drinking song)<br />

"I’ll Tell me Ma!" (Children’s song)<br />

"Parting Glass" (18C. Always sung at <strong>the</strong> end of a ga<strong>the</strong>ring of<br />

friends)<br />

ISAAC ALDERSON (Uilleann pipes, flute<br />

and whistles). Isaac Alderson grew up in<br />

Chicago. At <strong>the</strong> age of 12, he discovered Irish<br />

traditional music and began obsessively<br />

practicing <strong>the</strong> uilleann pipes, learning from<br />

such players as Al Purcell, Patrick Cannady,<br />

Kieran O'Hare, and many o<strong>the</strong>rs. At 14, he<br />

began to study <strong>the</strong> flute and whistle with<br />

Laurence Nugent from Co. Fermanagh. He traveled to Ireland<br />

over subsequent years which gave him <strong>the</strong> opportunity to study<br />

and play with many outstanding musicians. In 2002, Isaac won<br />

<strong>the</strong> All-Ireland Senior Championships on all three of his main<br />

instruments. After finishing college, Isaac toured <strong>for</strong> two years<br />

with Eileen Ivers as part of her band, Immigrant Soul, and<br />

afterwards with such diverse groups as Jameson's Revenge<br />

and Runa, Millish. He currently per<strong>for</strong>ms with his band The<br />

Yanks, and <strong>the</strong> international quartet Comas, <strong>the</strong> show Celtic<br />

Crossroads, Irish bar band The Bronx Boys and <strong>the</strong> chamber folk<br />

group Ensemble Galilei. He has toured in <strong>the</strong> US, Canada,<br />

Ireland, Colombia, much of Western Europe, and recently did a<br />

three-month tour of China as <strong>the</strong> piper in <strong>the</strong> famed show,<br />

Riverdance. He also per<strong>for</strong>med in <strong>the</strong> pit orchestra <strong>for</strong> Sting's<br />

Broadway musical, The Last Ship, during its Chicago run, and<br />

has toured with Celtic Woman. As a teacher, Isaac has led<br />

workshops in flute, whistle, and uilleann pipes at <strong>the</strong> Great<br />

Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Irish Pipers' Club Tionól, <strong>the</strong> St. Louis Tionól, <strong>the</strong> Re-<br />

Jigged Festival in Nova Scotia, <strong>the</strong> O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat<br />

in Texas, MAD Week in <strong>the</strong> D.C. area, <strong>the</strong> Goderich Celtic Roots<br />

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Festival in Canada, Common Ground in Maryland, <strong>the</strong> Corofin<br />

Trad Fest in Co. Clare, Catskills Irish <strong>Arts</strong> Week in upstate New<br />

York, and <strong>the</strong> Fairbanks Summer <strong>Arts</strong> Festival in Alaska. He<br />

has also led small workshops <strong>for</strong> students in Rio Negro and<br />

Villa de Leyva, Colombia. Isaac teaches private lessons online<br />

and in person, mainly to advanced students. He is known <strong>for</strong><br />

his patience and compassion in teaching students of all levels.<br />

JESSE LANGEN (Guitar). Jesse is a guitarist<br />

from St. Cloud, Minnesota who currently<br />

lives in Chicago. He is equally com<strong>for</strong>table<br />

on classical, electric and steel string, and<br />

plays professionally in a wide range of<br />

styles. Jesse and his bro<strong>the</strong>r Tim grew up<br />

learning traditional fiddle tunes from <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

grandfa<strong>the</strong>r Clarence; his childhood guitar<br />

influences were <strong>the</strong> classical playing of his fa<strong>the</strong>r, Bill, <strong>the</strong><br />

playing of Daithi Sproule and Paul Brady, and <strong>the</strong> playing of<br />

delta blues legend Robert Johnson. He can be heard regularly<br />

in Chicago, throughout <strong>the</strong> US, and abroad as a soloist, as <strong>the</strong><br />

guitarist <strong>for</strong> Ensemble Dal Niente, in <strong>the</strong> trio Pesejet, in Hasco<br />

Duo with Amanda Deboer Bartlett, and in duo with harpist Ben<br />

Melsky. He is also a passionate and committed teacher of<br />

young musicians; his students have won multiple prestigious<br />

awards and been placed in international festivals, both as<br />

composers and as per<strong>for</strong>mers.<br />

RYAN MCKASSON (Fiddle). Ryan McKasson<br />

has gained a reputation as a per<strong>for</strong>mer,<br />

composer, collaborator, and teacher. In 1996,<br />

he was <strong>the</strong> youngest musician to win <strong>the</strong><br />

National Scottish Fiddle Championship. In<br />

1997, he was awarded a Merit Scholarship<br />

<strong>for</strong> Viola Per<strong>for</strong>mance from <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Cali<strong>for</strong>nia where he studied with<br />

Donald McInnes. Ryan started learning <strong>the</strong> violin at <strong>the</strong> age of<br />

four. One of his early fiddle teachers was Carol-Ann Wheeler,<br />

who encouraged Ryan to joined <strong>the</strong> Seattle Scottish Fiddlers,<br />

headed by Calum MacKinnon, where he first began to play<br />

Scottish fiddle. In 1994, he started attending Valley of <strong>the</strong> Moon<br />

Scottish Fiddling School (VOM), where he met fiddler and teacher<br />

Alasdair Fraser, and joined a ra<strong>the</strong>r remarkable generation of<br />

musicians, many of whom have gone on to be notable per<strong>for</strong>mers<br />

and teachers. In 2004 Ryan and his sister, Cali, <strong>for</strong>med a band,<br />

The McKassons, that eventually included Ryan’s wife, Brooke,<br />

and her bro<strong>the</strong>r, Matt Jerrell. Ryan has also been a member of<br />

a baroque/celtic/fusion combo Ensemble Galilei. He helped cowrite<br />

and co-produce First Person: Seeing America, a collaboration<br />

between Ensemble Galilei and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.<br />

He also recorded with Ensemble Galilei on A Change of Worlds<br />

(2012), and Surrounded by Angels: A Christmas Celebration With<br />

Ensemble Galilei (2013). Ryan has recorded with Hanneke Cassel<br />

on her albums Silver, For Reasons Unseen, and Dot The Dragon’s<br />

Eye, and also with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas on <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

album Highlander’s Farewell. Ryan has taught at fiddle camps<br />

around <strong>the</strong> US and New Zealand, most notably: Boston Harbor<br />

Scottish Fiddling School, Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Hemisphere International<br />

School of Scottish Fiddle, Valley of <strong>the</strong> Moon Scottish Fiddling<br />

School, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Rocky Mountain<br />

Fiddle Camp, and Swannanoa Ga<strong>the</strong>ring.<br />

JACKIE MORAN (Bodhrán, banjo, vocals).<br />

The foundation of Irish traditional music is<br />

<strong>the</strong> pulse of its drum, <strong>the</strong> Bodhrán. No o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

percussionist fills that ground better than<br />

Jackie Moran. Born in Tipperary, ten-yearold<br />

Jackie and his family immigrated to<br />

Chicago where he quickly began drumming<br />

with <strong>the</strong> best players on <strong>the</strong> Irish music<br />

scene. The young boy became <strong>the</strong> man who is preeminent in<br />

Chicago Irish music today. He is a founding member and driving<br />

<strong>for</strong>ce of such influential bands as The Drovers, Comas, and Bua.<br />

Jackie is a fixture in <strong>the</strong> studio and in concert settings,<br />

accompanying such great artists as Alphonso Ponticelli, Kevin<br />

Burke, Dennis Cahill, Liz Carroll, John Doyle, Alain Genty, Martin<br />

Hayes, Paddy Keenan, Michael Londra, Philip Masure, Aidan<br />

Burke, Howard Levy and Jimmy Keane. Jackie’s talents have<br />

also led him to appear on stage with Riverdance, and to help<br />

<strong>for</strong>m and per<strong>for</strong>m with <strong>the</strong> Trinity Irish Dance Company. When<br />

Hollywood needs a musician to play <strong>the</strong> part, and look it as<br />

well, you’ll see Jackie. Backdraft (1991), Blink (1993), Traveler<br />

(1997) and The Road to Perdition (2002) all saw fit to feature<br />

Jackie and his Bodhrán. Most recently, Jackie has been a<br />

member of <strong>the</strong> Kilgubbin Bros. and is teaching at <strong>the</strong> Irish<br />

Music School of Chicago. He also makes custom Bodhráns with<br />

Mike Quinlan.<br />

KEARA OSBORNE (Dance). Keara has been<br />

an Irish dancer <strong>for</strong> 25 years. She has<br />

competed numerous times at <strong>the</strong> local,<br />

regional, and national levels. Now retired<br />

from competitive dance she enjoys<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming regularly with world touring<br />

bands such as The Young Dubliners and The<br />

Fenians. In 2012, she was delighted to be a<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> Irish dance ensemble in Battle of <strong>the</strong> Dance in<br />

Anaheim, Cali<strong>for</strong>nia. Keara has made several television<br />

appearances as an Irish dancer, including <strong>the</strong> Disney XD show<br />

Crash and Bernstein in 2013 and <strong>the</strong> DJ Tommy Trash Lord of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Trance music video in 2014. In May, 2013 Keara completed<br />

her Masters of Social Work at <strong>the</strong> University of Sou<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia. Keara is delighted to make a return visit as lead<br />

dancer in St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland Tour <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

CONNOR T. REIDER (Lead Dancer Kerry<br />

Dance Troupe). For 14 years Connor danced<br />

under <strong>the</strong> direction of <strong>the</strong> late Ann Richens<br />

and John Timm, competing at local,<br />

regional, national and world levels. In his<br />

final year of competitive dancing he placed<br />

in <strong>the</strong> top 5 in Mid-America, top 10 in North<br />

America and top 20 in <strong>the</strong> World<br />

Championships. Connor graduated from <strong>the</strong> University of Notre<br />

Dame in 2014. He has per<strong>for</strong>med with <strong>the</strong> Chieftains and in<br />

2015 with Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Connor<br />

joined An Irish Christmas national tour in 2015 and returned<br />

<strong>for</strong> An Irish Christmas 2016 and 2017 Tour. In <strong>March</strong> 2017,<br />

Connor was principal dancer <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> new Kerry Irish Productions<br />

Inc. Concert Tour: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland and is honored to<br />

return as principal dancer <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>2018</strong> Tour. Connor is currently<br />

based out of Manhattan! “Per<strong>for</strong>ming brings me such joy<br />

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St. Patrick's Day in Ireland!<br />

continued<br />

because I get to share my passion with o<strong>the</strong>rs both on stage<br />

and with those in <strong>the</strong> audience. I am very honored and excited<br />

to return as principal dancer to St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland<br />

Tour <strong>2018</strong>.”<br />

ASHLEY STANBURY (Kerry Voice Squad).<br />

Soprano Ashley is a Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

native and graduate of <strong>the</strong> Bob Cole<br />

Conservatory at Cali<strong>for</strong>nia State University,<br />

Long Beach, where she earned her Bachelor<br />

of Music degree in Vocal Per<strong>for</strong>mance.<br />

Ashley has per<strong>for</strong>med with Long Beach<br />

Opera, <strong>the</strong> Pacific Lyric Association and <strong>the</strong><br />

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale. She has per<strong>for</strong>med as <strong>the</strong><br />

featured soprano soloist in <strong>the</strong> Mozart Requiem, <strong>the</strong> Faure<br />

Requiem, John Rutter's The Mass of <strong>the</strong> Children and <strong>the</strong> Vivaldi<br />

Gloria. In 2005, Ashley was selected to represent Sou<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia at <strong>the</strong> Rose of Tralee International Festival in Ireland.<br />

She was interviewed and per<strong>for</strong>med live on RTÉ, as a part of<br />

<strong>the</strong> festival featuring women of Irish descent from around <strong>the</strong><br />

globe. Ashley is thrilled to return to St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland<br />

Tour <strong>2018</strong> and to continue with <strong>the</strong> Kerry Irish Productions Inc.<br />

<strong>2018</strong>-2019 season.<br />

KATHERINE TRIMBLE (Kerry Voice Squad).<br />

Ka<strong>the</strong>rine Trimble is thrilled to be entering<br />

her sixth season working with Kerry Irish<br />

Productions Inc. Holding a Bachelor in<br />

Music from Chapman University and a<br />

Master of <strong>Arts</strong> in Vocal Per<strong>for</strong>mance from<br />

San Jose State University, Ka<strong>the</strong>rine finds<br />

her Irish Christmas home <strong>the</strong> perfect<br />

meeting place of her classical music education and love of her<br />

heritage’s music and dance. Recent operatic per<strong>for</strong>mances<br />

include Lilas Pastia (Carmen) with Opera San Jose where she<br />

was noted by <strong>the</strong> San Jose Mercury News <strong>for</strong> her “agile”<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance and Mo<strong>the</strong>r/Witch <strong>for</strong> OSJ’s educational outreach<br />

production of Hansel and Gretel. O<strong>the</strong>r roles include Ormindo<br />

(L’Ormindo), Public Opinion (Orpheus in <strong>the</strong> Underworld), Olga<br />

(Eugene Onegin), Zita (Gianni Schicchi) and Petra (A Little Night<br />

Music). She has been <strong>the</strong> alto soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and<br />

Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s and Durufle’s Requiem,<br />

Saint-Saen’s Christmas Oratorio, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She has<br />

taken first place in competitions held by <strong>the</strong> SAI Music Fraternity,<br />

San Jose Woman’s Club, and San Jose Study Club. She was also<br />

honored to be <strong>the</strong> first recipient of <strong>the</strong> Irene Dalis Memorial<br />

Award from San Jose State University. Upcoming engagements<br />

include <strong>the</strong> alto solos in Bach’s Mass in b minor with <strong>the</strong> San<br />

Jose Symphonic Choir and Mendelssohn’s St. Paul as winner<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra’s Vocal Solo<br />

Competition. Ka<strong>the</strong>rine will also be giving a solo recital and<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming a variety of chamber music projects this spring as<br />

a member of <strong>the</strong> Emerging Artist Fellowship with Chamber<br />

Music Silicon Valley.<br />

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An Evening With Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey<br />

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Peter, Paul & Mary<br />

Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 17, <strong>2018</strong>; 7 pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>March</strong> 18, <strong>2018</strong>; 7 pm<br />

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey carry on <strong>the</strong> tradition of <strong>the</strong><br />

renowned folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary — a union that<br />

lasted 50 years.<br />

Peter, Paul and Mary arrived on <strong>the</strong> scene in Greenwich Village in<br />

<strong>the</strong> early 1960's and at <strong>the</strong> time, <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> majority of America, folk<br />

was viewed merely as a sidebar to pop music. The nation was still<br />

recovering from <strong>the</strong> McCarthy era and <strong>the</strong> Cold War was heating<br />

up. Peter Yarrow, Noel (Paul) Stookey and Mary Travers came<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r to reclaim folk's potency as a social, cultural and political<br />

<strong>for</strong>ce. The Trio lived <strong>the</strong>ir songs. They sang at <strong>the</strong> 1963 <strong>March</strong><br />

on Washington where Dr. Martin Lu<strong>the</strong>r King gave his "I Have a<br />

Dream" speech. They participated in <strong>the</strong> Selma to Montgomery<br />

<strong>March</strong>, <strong>the</strong>y sang at countless anti-Vietnam War rallies and <strong>the</strong>y<br />

launched decades of musical activism. These individual and<br />

collective ef<strong>for</strong>ts addressed a wide range of issues from women's<br />

rights, to farm-worker rights to <strong>the</strong> environment and education.<br />

No American folk group lasted longer or amassed a more loyal<br />

following than Peter, Paul and Mary. During <strong>the</strong>ir legendary<br />

career, <strong>the</strong> trio won five Grammy's, produced 13 Top 40 hits, of<br />

which six ascended into <strong>the</strong> top 10, and earned eight gold and<br />

five platinum albums.<br />

The group's message is that <strong>the</strong>ir music belongs to everyone.<br />

"People can overcome <strong>the</strong>ir differences, and when united, move<br />

toward a world of greater fairness and justice" says Yarrow.<br />

The loss of Mary Travers in September of 2009 was a loss to her<br />

family, friends and <strong>the</strong> nation. Her life and legacy remain a great<br />

American treasure.<br />

PBS recently released a new documentary of <strong>the</strong>ir lives titled 50<br />

Years with Peter, Paul and Mary. The program features powerful,<br />

moving, per<strong>for</strong>mances by <strong>the</strong> Trio starting with <strong>the</strong> era of <strong>the</strong><br />

group's emergence in Greenwich Village through <strong>the</strong> Civil Rights<br />

and anti-war eras where <strong>the</strong>ir an<strong>the</strong>ms provided America's<br />

soundtrack of social and political change, and moving into <strong>the</strong> 21 st<br />

century where <strong>the</strong>ir legacy and music continues to in<strong>for</strong>m, inspire<br />

and enrich successive generations — still providing a moral<br />

compass <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> way we live our lives. Also recently released is<br />

a stunning book of photographs and reminiscences, in <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

words, Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life.<br />

Peter and Noel continue to per<strong>for</strong>m toge<strong>the</strong>r as well as individually,<br />

and to devote <strong>the</strong>ir time and energy to issues <strong>the</strong>y believe in. Peter<br />

founded <strong>the</strong> organization Operation Respect which is a non-profit<br />

education and advocacy organization dedicated to trans<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

schools, camps and o<strong>the</strong>r youth-serving organizations into safer,<br />

more respectful, bully-free environments <strong>for</strong> children and youth.<br />

Noel's organization Music2Life creates music based programs,<br />

events and promotions to move hearts and minds around a<br />

particular ef<strong>for</strong>t or cause.<br />

When Peter and Noel per<strong>for</strong>m toge<strong>the</strong>r, audiences comment that<br />

in many ways it feels as if Mary were still on <strong>the</strong> stage with <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

The energy and enthusiasm <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> music has not diminished, in<br />

fact it seems ever more impassioned, and frequently <strong>the</strong> audience<br />

steps in to sing Mary's part — <strong>the</strong>ir voices strong, <strong>the</strong>ir hearts<br />

full. It's community at its best and what folk music is all about —<br />

carrying it on.<br />

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Amazing Grace<br />

Thursday, <strong>March</strong> 29, <strong>2018</strong>; 7:30 pm; Friday, <strong>March</strong> 30, <strong>2018</strong>; 2 & 7:30 pm; Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 31, <strong>2018</strong>; 2 & 7:30 pm<br />

Sunday, April 1, <strong>2018</strong>; 2 pm<br />

ALEXANDER RANKIN and CONTINENTAL PRODUCTIONS, LLC.<br />

present<br />

By Special Arrangement with Original Broadway Producers<br />

CAROLYN ROSSI COPELAND, ALEXANDER RANKIN and AG FUNDING, LLC.<br />

Music & Lyrics By<br />

CHRISTOPHER SMITH<br />

Book By<br />

CHRISTOPHER SMITH<br />

and ARTHUR GIRON<br />

with<br />

JACOB SHIPLEY DON SEWARD ELEANOR TODD<br />

RUSSELL RINKER WYN DELANO KELLI BLACKWELL<br />

JORDAN CAMPBELL COLLEEN CLANCY IAN ANTHONY COLEMAN<br />

NICKI ELLEDGE DION MONTÉZ JARRETT SHANNAN E. JOHNSON ALEX G. KUNZ<br />

ANDREA LEE JENNIFER LYONS PAGNARD MORGAN NICHOLAS SCOTT<br />

JOSHUA SIMON GILGAMESH TAGGETT ANDREW TARQUINIO<br />

JAMES TARRANT KORINN WALFALL KANYSHA WILLIAMS<br />

Original Scenic Design Original Costume Design Lighting Design<br />

EUGENE LEE<br />

EDWARD PIERCE<br />

TONI-LESLIE JAMES KEN BILLINGTON<br />

Sound Design Original Hair Design Fight & Military Movement<br />

SHANNON SLATON ROBERT-CHARLES DAVID LEONG<br />

VALLANCE<br />

Music Supervisor Orchestrations Dialect Coach<br />

KEITH LEVENSON KENNY SEYMOUR GILLIAN LANE-PLESCIA<br />

Press Representative Marketing & Social Media Company Manager<br />

SAM RUDY THE PEKOE GROUP KEITH LEVENSON<br />

MEDIA RELATIONS<br />

Associate Director Associate Choreographer Assistant Fight & Military Movement<br />

AMY UHL SHANNA VANDERWERKER BRAD WILLCUTS<br />

Production Management General Management Production Stage Manager<br />

PAUL PEERS PAUL M. RAMBACHER SUZAYN MACKENZIE-ROY<br />

Arrangements & Incidental Music<br />

JOSEPH CHURCH<br />

Choreography By<br />

CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI<br />

Directed by<br />

GABRIEL BARRE<br />

Originally produced by Goodspeed Musicals<br />

Michael P. Price, Executive Producer<br />

Additional material by: Karen Burgman, Dr. Joseph Ohrt, Alana K. Smith, Dr. Sarah Gulish<br />

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Amazing Grace<br />

continued<br />

CAST OF CHARACTERS<br />

Pakuteh (Thomas)...................................................................................................................................................................DON SEWARD<br />

John Newton........................................................................................................................................................................JACOB SHIPLEY<br />

Captain Newton................................................................................................................................................................RUSSELL RINKER<br />

Robert Haweis........................................................................................................................................................................ALEX G. KUNZ<br />

Mary Catlett..........................................................................................................................................................................ELEANOR TODD<br />

Mrs. Catlett......................................................................................................................................................JENNIFER LYONS PAGNARD<br />

Nanna..............................................................................................................................................................................KELLI BLACKWELL<br />

Major Gray................................................................................................................................................................................WYN DELANO<br />

Tennah..............................................................................................................................................................................KORINN WALFALL<br />

Mr. Tyler.................................................................................................................................................................IAN ANTHONY COLEMAN<br />

Mr. Quigley....................................................................................................................................................................JORDAN CAMPBELL<br />

Yema.............................................................................................................................................................................KANYSHA WILLIAMS<br />

Princess Peyai........................................................................................................................................................SHANNAN E. JOHNSON<br />

Sophie....................................................................................................................................................................................NICKI ELLEDGE<br />

Carlotta.............................................................................................................................................................................COLLEEN CLANCY<br />

Rabbi Einhorn......................................................................................................................................................................JOSHUA SIMON<br />

Mr. Whitley..........................................................................................................................................................................JAMES TARRANT<br />

Briggs...........................................................................................................................................................................ANDREW TARQUINIO<br />

Billingsley...................................................................................................................................................................GILGAMESH TAGGETT<br />

Monsieur Clow...........................................................................................................................................................GILGAMESH TAGGETT<br />

Prince Frederick..................................................................................................................................................................JOSHUA SIMON<br />

Ensemble.....................................................................................................................................................................JORDAN CAMPBELL,<br />

COLLEEN CLANCY, IAN ANTHONY COLEMAN,<br />

NICKI ELLEDGE, DION MONTÉZ JARRETT, SHANNAN E. JOHNSON,<br />

ALEX G. KUNZ, ANDREA LEE, JENNIFER LYONS PAGNARD,<br />

MORGAN NICHOLAS SCOTT, JOSHUA SIMON, GILGAMESH TAGGETT,<br />

ANDREW TARQUINIO, JAMES TARRANT,<br />

KORINN WALFALL, KANYSHA WILLIAMS<br />

UNDERSTUDIES<br />

Understudies never substitute <strong>for</strong> listed per<strong>for</strong>mers unless<br />

a specific announcement is made at <strong>the</strong> time of <strong>the</strong> per<strong>for</strong>mance.<br />

For Pakuteh (Thomas): DION MONTÉZ JARRETT<br />

For John Newton: ALEX G. KUNZ, ANDREW TARQUINIO<br />

For Captain Newton: GILGAMESH TAGGETT<br />

For Robert Haweis: ANDREW TARQUINIO<br />

For Mary Catlett: COLLEEN CLANCY, NICKI ELLEDGE<br />

For Nanna: KANYSHA WILLIAMS<br />

For Mrs. Catlett: COLLEEN CLANCY<br />

For Major Gray: JOSHUA SIMON<br />

For Mr. Tyler: MORGAN NICHOLAS SCOTT<br />

For Mr. Quigley: ANDREW TARQUINIO<br />

For Yema: ANDREA LEE<br />

For Sophie: COLLEEN CLANCY<br />

For Princess Peyai: KORINN WALFALL<br />

The use of any recording device, ei<strong>the</strong>r audio or video, and <strong>the</strong> taking of photographs,<br />

ei<strong>the</strong>r with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.<br />

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Amazing Grace<br />

continued<br />

MUSICAL NUMBERS<br />

ACT I<br />

SCENE 1: Chatham, England, late December, 1744<br />

“Truly Alive”.........................................................................John Newton, Captain Newton<br />

“The Auction”..............................................................................................John Newton<br />

SCENE 2: The Catlett Home<br />

“Someone Who Hears”...............................................................Mary Catlett, John Newton<br />

“Yema’s Song”.............................................................................Yema, Nanna, Ensemble<br />

SCENE 3: The Great Hall, Chatham<br />

“Voices of <strong>the</strong> Angels”..................................................................................Mary Catlett<br />

“Rule Britannia”............................................................................Mary Catlett, Company<br />

SCENE 4: Abolitionist Lair, High Street<br />

“We Are Determined”.............................................Mr. Tyler, Mr. Einhorn, Mr. Quigley, Company<br />

SCENE 5: The Chatham Cemetery<br />

SCENE 6: Deck of <strong>the</strong> HMS Harwich, Chatham Docks<br />

“Never”....................................................................................................John Newton<br />

SCENE 7: HMS Harwich at Sea<br />

“Shadows of Innocence”.................................................John Newton, Mary Catlett, Ensemble<br />

SCENE 8: Royal Oak Club<br />

“Expectations”..............................................................................................Major Gray<br />

SCENE 9: HMS Harwich, off <strong>the</strong> coast of Africa<br />

ACT II<br />

SCENE 1: Plantain Island, Sierra Leone<br />

“Welcome Song”.........................................................................Princess Peyai, Ensemble<br />

SCENE 2: St. Mary’s Church<br />

“Sing on High.”................................................................................................Company<br />

“Tell Me Why”..............................................................................................Mary Catlett<br />

SCENE 3: Plantain Island, Sierra Leone<br />

“Yema’s Song” (Reprise).........................................................................................Yema<br />

SCENE 4: Royal Africa Company Offices, Chatham<br />

“A Chance <strong>for</strong> Me”...........................................................................................Captain Newton<br />

SCENE 5: Plantain Island, Sierra Leone<br />

“Nowhere Left to Run”........................................................................................Thomas<br />

SCENE 6: Command House<br />

SCENE 7: Plantain Island, Sierra Leone<br />

SCENE 8: Royal Dockyards Jail<br />

“Daybreak”........................................................................................................Nanna<br />

SCENE 9: The Greyhound, South Atlantic<br />

“I Still Believe”.............................................................................................Mary Catlett<br />

“Testimony”..............................................................................................John Newton<br />

SCENE 10: The Greyhound, in Port on Barbados<br />

“I Will Remember”.......................................................................................John Newton<br />

SCENE 11: The Great Hall, Chatham<br />

“Nothing There to Love”...............................................................John Newton, Mary Catlett<br />

EPILOGUE:<br />

“Amazing Grace”.............................................................................................Company<br />

AMAZING GRACE<br />

WILL BE PERFORMED WITH ONE INTERMISSION<br />

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Amazing Grace<br />

continued<br />

PROGRAM NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS AND DIRECTOR<br />

As a creative team, exploring <strong>the</strong> astonishing events which led John Newton to pen <strong>the</strong> words to “Amazing Grace” in 1772,<br />

has been an exhilarating experience. It has been our privilege to work toge<strong>the</strong>r to create this original musical about one of<br />

history’s fascinating, yet largely unknown figures. The <strong>the</strong>atre has a rich tradition of using history as a jumping off point <strong>for</strong><br />

telling larger stories. In keeping with this tradition and practice, we have endeavored, not only to tell <strong>the</strong> real life story of John<br />

Newton, but also to illuminate <strong>the</strong> struggles of ordinary men and women who were prey to <strong>the</strong> evils of slavery and those who<br />

risked everything to end <strong>the</strong> hideous practice in Britain. To that end, we have created some characters and amalgamated some<br />

events in <strong>the</strong> time line to focus on <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>mes that drew us to this amazing story of one man’s moral and spiritual trans<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

and <strong>the</strong> impact he had on our world. Slavery still exists today, and sadly on a scale far beyond that of <strong>the</strong> era depicted in<br />

our musical. And so, with this work, we hope to recognize and honor all of <strong>the</strong> victims of slavery, both through <strong>the</strong> ages and<br />

alive today, as well as <strong>the</strong> new generation of abolitionists that has arisen to join <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>for</strong>efa<strong>the</strong>rs in standing up <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> life,<br />

freedom and dignity of all people.<br />

The strength, faith and courage of <strong>the</strong>se men and women, both historical and contemporary, demand our highest respect, and<br />

it is to <strong>the</strong>m that we dedicate this piece.<br />

For fur<strong>the</strong>r reading we recommend Out of <strong>the</strong> Depths by John Newton, his autobiography, with additional material by Dennis Hillman.<br />

— Christopher Smith, Arthur Giron and Gabriel Barre<br />

KELLI BLACKWELL (Nanna) is beyond thrilled to be a part<br />

of Amazing Grace!! Credits: Chicago (National Tour), A Streetcar<br />

Named Desire, By <strong>the</strong> Way, Meet Vera Stark (Everyman<br />

Theatre), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Olney Theatre), Once on this<br />

Island (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Nunsense (RGA Media,<br />

Canada), Dreamgirls, The Wiz, A Christmas Carol, Grease, and<br />

Hairspray (Toby’s). Thanks family, FRAMily and B.W. Much<br />

love and gratitude.<br />

JORDAN CAMPBELL (Ensemble/Quigley) A native Kentuckian,<br />

Jordan has per<strong>for</strong>med at <strong>the</strong>atres in New York City,<br />

Nashville, and Washington D.C. In addition to his per<strong>for</strong>mance<br />

career, Jordan worked at <strong>the</strong> White House during<br />

<strong>the</strong> Obama Administration focusing on <strong>Arts</strong> Education. As<br />

a teaching artist, Jordan provides learning experiences in<br />

schools across America. Proud graduate of Western Kentucky<br />

University Musical Theatre <strong>Program</strong>.<br />

Twitter/Instagram: @JrdnCmpbl.<br />

JordanCampbellProjects.com.<br />

WHO'S WHO<br />

Holds B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and completed<br />

<strong>the</strong> Overtures Musical Theatre Institute.<br />

Instagram: @YungUptown www.iananthonycoleman.com<br />

WYN DELANO (Major Gray) D.C. Area: Oklahoma! (Jud Fry), 7<br />

Brides <strong>for</strong> 7 Bro<strong>the</strong>rs (Adam), Parade, The Buddy Holly Story.<br />

Regional: The Fantasticks (El Gallo), As We Lie Still (S.W. Premiere),<br />

Hello Dolly (Cornelius), Star Wars: In Concert (Hollywood<br />

Bowl), Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Wyn also works professionally<br />

in voice-over and radio. B.F.A. Theatre from TCU in Fort<br />

Worth, TX.<br />

NICKI ELLEDGE (Ensemble/Sophie) Signature Theatre: A Little Night<br />

Music (Anne); Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Beauty and <strong>the</strong> Beast (Belle);<br />

Utah Shakespeare Festival: The Cocoanuts, South Pacific, The<br />

Greenshow; Lambs Players Theatre: The Angel’s Arms, OZ, Joe vs.<br />

<strong>the</strong> Volcano; Welk Resorts Theatre: Fiddler on <strong>the</strong> Roof; Legoland,<br />

CA: LEGO Friends to <strong>the</strong> Rescue. The Catholic University of America:<br />

BM in Musical Theatre. nickielledge.com<br />

COLLEEN CLANCY (Ensemble/Carlotta) is over-joyed to be<br />

sharing this beautifully inspiring story with so many audiences.<br />

Previous roles include Charity/Sweet Charity (Mazeppa<br />

Productions), Penelope Square/regional premiere of Polkadots<br />

<strong>the</strong> Cool Kids Musical (Limelight PAC), Cinderella/Into<br />

<strong>the</strong> Woods (Limelight PAC), Margaret/Much Ado About Nothing<br />

(Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), and Narrator/Joseph…<br />

Dreamcoat (DeSales University). Love and thanks always to<br />

God and family.<br />

IAN ANTHONY COLEMAN (Ensemble) credits include: Oliver!,<br />

My Fair Lady, Fa<strong>the</strong>r Comes Home From The Wars, Wiley<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Hairy Man (Helen Hayes Award Outstanding TYA<br />

Production), The Wild Party, Peter and <strong>the</strong> Starcatcher.<br />

DION MONTÉZ JARRETT (Dance Captain/Ensemble/Kaamor) is<br />

blessed to be a part of <strong>the</strong> D.C. premiere of Amazing Grace.<br />

Recent credits include: Ragtime (Ensemble, Ogunquit Playhouse),<br />

Showboat ( Ensemble/Jake), and Dr. Seuss’ How The<br />

Grinch Stole Christmas (us Old Max, Grand Ole Opry). Special<br />

thanks to my friends and family. All glory to God <strong>for</strong> this<br />

opportunity! Mom, Dad and Monkey I love you!<br />

SHANNAN E. JOHNSON (Ensemble/Princess Peyai) National Tours:<br />

1st National Tour Ghost; Regional: Dreamgirls, Sister Act, How<br />

To Quit Your Day Job, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Featured<br />

Narrator; Dance: Step Afrika!, Sole Defined. Shannan left her<br />

junior creative executive position at NBCUniversal to pursue<br />

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<strong>the</strong> stage. She thanks God, her family and friends <strong>for</strong> supporting<br />

her grind. (BA, Texas A&M University/ MFA, Florida<br />

State University.)<br />

ALEX G. KUNZ (Ensemble/Haweis), born and raised in<br />

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is making his national tour<br />

debut! Alex now resides in New York City. Favorite credits<br />

include: Next to Normal (Gabe), Ragtime (Younger Bro<strong>the</strong>r)<br />

Billy Elliot (Tony), Company (Robert). Thanks, Mom & Dad <strong>for</strong><br />

being <strong>the</strong>re every step of <strong>the</strong> way. Lauren. IG: @alexgkunz.<br />

www.alexgkunz.com<br />

ANDREA LEE (Ensemble) is an actress, writer, dreamer, and<br />

content creator. She is ecstatic to be making her national tour<br />

debut with Continental Productions, thanks to <strong>the</strong> amazing<br />

grace of God and <strong>the</strong> tireless support of her guardian angel.<br />

I love you, Mom.<br />

JENNIFER LYONS PAGNARD (Ensemble/Mrs. Catlett) Per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

experience: Keegan Theatre: Parade (Sally Slaton),<br />

1st Stage: Floyd Collins (Miss Jane), Source Festival: Perfect<br />

Arrangement (Kitty), Creative Cauldron: A Christmas Carol<br />

Memory (Ellen), Little Theatre of Alexandria: Sweeney Todd<br />

(Mrs. Lovett), Ragtime (Mo<strong>the</strong>r), The Odd Couple (Female Version)<br />

(Florence), The U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, D.C.:<br />

vocalist/concert announcer. My love to Christian!<br />

WHO'S WHO<br />

team <strong>for</strong> this opportunity. Love to Mark, Sara, Erin, Gale, and<br />

Stella. www.jacobshipley.com<br />

JOSHUA SIMON (Ensemble/Einhorn/Prince) is thrilled to be<br />

joining this cast! A D.C. native, credits include James and <strong>the</strong><br />

Giant Peach (ATMTC), Ragtime (Toby’s), Beauty and <strong>the</strong> Beast<br />

(Imagination Stage), Floyd Collins (1st Stage), Redd, Whyte or<br />

Blu (Rickshaw Readers), and Dani Girl (Unexpected Stage).<br />

Education: BFA, NYU/Tisch (see his face on <strong>the</strong> official Tisch<br />

Drama web page!). For those I love.<br />

GILGAMESH TAGGETT (Ensemble/Billingsley) is thrilled to<br />

join Amazing Grace after per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>for</strong> three years as Oliver<br />

Warbucks in <strong>the</strong> International Tour of Annie directed by<br />

Martin Charnin. Favorite roles include Satan in Jerry Springer<br />

<strong>the</strong> Opera, Franz Liebkind in The Producers. He originated<br />

<strong>the</strong> role of Warren in The Cult, a world premier at Cleveland<br />

Public Theater. www.gilgameshtaggett.com<br />

ANDREW TARQUINIO (Ensemble/Briggs) is humbled to be<br />

making his professional acting debut with <strong>the</strong> national tour<br />

of Amazing Grace. Recent credits include The Circle of Life:<br />

The Songs of Tim Rice per<strong>for</strong>med at Strathmore Hall. Previously,<br />

Andrew worked full time in Development and Grant<br />

Administration <strong>for</strong> a policy organization in Washington D.C.<br />

More info can be found at andrewtarq.com<br />

RUSSELL RINKER (Captain Newton/Fight Captain) Long-time<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming member of Blue Man Group (NYC, Vegas, North<br />

American tours). D.C.: Toby’s – South Pacific (Emile), Show<br />

Boat (Ravenal); NextStop Theatre – Catch Me If You Can<br />

(Hanratty). O<strong>the</strong>r: Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Shakespeare<br />

Theater. Favorite roles: Harold Hill, The Pirate King. TV:<br />

Arrested Development, Tonight Show, Disney Channel. BA<br />

from William and Mary. Love to Mom and Dad.<br />

MORGAN NICHOLAS SCOTT (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part<br />

of Amazing Grace. He is a graduate of The University of Maryland<br />

and his Washington D.C. <strong>the</strong>atre debut was this past<br />

summer where he appeared as Ted Hinton in Bonnie & Clyde.<br />

He is proud to be a part of ano<strong>the</strong>r show with such an important<br />

message. Thanks to my loved ones <strong>for</strong> your support.<br />

DON SEWARD (Thomas/Pakuteh) is thrilled to be apart of<br />

such a powerful and poignant piece. His credits include Sondheim<br />

on Sondheim and Ragtime which received him his first<br />

Carbonell Nomination <strong>for</strong> his portrayal of Coalhouse Walker<br />

Jr. Credits include; Sister Act, Nat’l Tour of The 25th Annual...<br />

Spelling Bee and <strong>the</strong> Nat’l Tour of Ragtime, Dreamgirls, Five<br />

Guys Named Moe and The Wiz. Special thanks to his Mo<strong>the</strong>r<br />

<strong>for</strong> believing in him. His Family <strong>for</strong> all <strong>the</strong>ir love and support.<br />

JACOB SHIPLEY (John Newton) Originally from Troy, NY,<br />

Jacob is a proud graduate of Ithaca College’s Musical Theatre<br />

<strong>Program</strong>. Regional credits include: Hangar Theatre, Cider Mill<br />

Playhouse, Infinity Theatre Co., The Mac Haydn Theatre, and<br />

RWS Entertainment Group. Thanks to <strong>the</strong> whole creative<br />

JAMES TARRANT (Ensemble/Whitley) hails from Brooklyn,<br />

NY and is beyond excited to join <strong>the</strong> cast of Amazing Grace.<br />

Regional: Grease (Teen Angel/Eugene), Annie Get Your Gun.<br />

DMV: Sweeney Todd, Hea<strong>the</strong>rs. BM: Catholic University of<br />

America. Thanks to Gabriel, Christopher, Brad and TROIKA.<br />

Much love to my mom, dad, Mark who always love and support<br />

me. Wouldn’t be here without you.<br />

ELEANOR TODD (Mary Catlett) is a graduate of <strong>the</strong> University<br />

of Michigan, BFA Musical Theatre. Theater/ Film: War Paint<br />

(Workshop; Dir. Michael Greif), NYMF: Beyond Words; Keegan<br />

Theatre: Parade (Lucille Frank) and Big Fish (Sandra Bloom);<br />

Shakespeare Theatre Co.: God is Dead and April’s Getting Married;<br />

Actor’s Guild of Lexington: SubUrbia (Erica); Kentucky<br />

Conservatory Theatre: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods); Liberty’s<br />

Secret (Amazon).<br />

KORINN WALFALL (Ensemble/Tennah) D.C. AREA: Signature<br />

Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar, U.G.L.Y., Gun & Powder. Round<br />

House Theatre: Caroline or Change. Ford’s Theatre: Hope Dies<br />

Last. Capital Fringe Festival: That Kind of Girl. Regional: Kennedy<br />

<strong>Center</strong>: Wendy, In His Own Words… <strong>the</strong> Walter Dean Meyers<br />

Tribute. Strathmore: Audra McDonald’s Pre-Lecture Concert.<br />

Education: University of Maryland-College Park.<br />

KANYSHA WILLIAMS (Ensemble/Yema) is a Washington Metropolitan<br />

Area native and a product of The Duke Ellington<br />

School of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong>, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music<br />

and George Mason University. Recently, Kanysha has been<br />

seen in productions such as The Wiz (Dorothy), Shrek The Musical<br />

(Dragon), and Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier). She currently<br />

teaches music and per<strong>for</strong>ms in Washington D.C.<br />

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CHRISTOPHER G. SMITH (Concept, Book, Music and Lyrics)<br />

Christopher is one of <strong>the</strong> only writers to have contributed <strong>the</strong><br />

concept and all three elements of a stage musical and made<br />

it to Broadway on <strong>the</strong> first attempt. His non-profit lightsonbroadway.org<br />

works to equip a new generation of <strong>the</strong>atre professionals,<br />

create shows that uplift and inspire, and bless <strong>the</strong><br />

wider entertainment culture. Chris thanks his wife Alana,<br />

children Joshua, Alana, and Alexandra, parents, investors,<br />

and, above all, God, who made this whole impossible dream<br />

a reality.<br />

ARTHUR GIRON (Book) His 15 plays are per<strong>for</strong>med in <strong>the</strong> U.S.<br />

and abroad. Among <strong>the</strong>m, Emilie’s Voltaire played recently in<br />

America, Portugal and Australia. Alfred Molina and Jessica<br />

Chastain starred in L.A. Theatre Works’ Moving Bodies. The New<br />

York Times said A Dream of Wealth is “filled with passion and<br />

ample compassion.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild commissioned<br />

him to write a libretto. Arthur headed Graduate Playwriting<br />

at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a founder of Ensemble<br />

Studio Theater in New York, where he lives with his wife Mariluz.<br />

GABRIEL BARRE (Director) is an internationally acclaimed director.<br />

Broadway: Amazing Grace. Off Broadway includes: MTC’s The Wild<br />

Party, Summer of ’42, john & jen and Almost, Maine. National Tours:<br />

Pippin, Cinderella. Regional includes: Memphis, North Shore Music<br />

Theatre, Theatreworks; Sweeney Todd, Finian’s Rainbow and many<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r new musicals at Goodspeed Opera House. International<br />

credits includes: Billy Elliot in Mexico, The Scarlet Pimpernel in Japan,<br />

numerous shows in Korea, China and <strong>the</strong> Czech Republic. As an<br />

actor, he has been nominated <strong>for</strong> a Tony Award as Best Actor in<br />

a Musical and appeared off Broadway last season in Cyrano de<br />

Bergerac, which he also directed.<br />

CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI (Choreographer) was awarded <strong>the</strong> 2012<br />

Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards <strong>for</strong> his choreography<br />

in Newsies. (As choreographer) Broadway: South Pacific<br />

(Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Casa Valentina, Sunday<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Park With George, Women on <strong>the</strong> Verge..., Godspell, The<br />

Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13, High Fidelity. Off Broadway:<br />

Dogfight (Lortel Award), Altar Boyz (Lortel Award, Callaway<br />

Award, Drama Desk Nom.), Bat Boy: The Musical (Lortel Award),<br />

tick,tick…BOOM! Chicago: Jungle Book – The Goodman.<br />

WHO'S WHO<br />

tion designer at Saturday Night Live since 1974, and designed<br />

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He received <strong>the</strong> Tony Award,<br />

Emmy Award, ATW’s Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award,<br />

Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Elliot Norton Award<br />

<strong>for</strong> Sustained Achievement, and was inducted into <strong>the</strong> New York<br />

Theatre Hall of Fame. Currently represented on Broadway by <strong>the</strong><br />

musical Wicked.<br />

EDWARD PIERCE (Scenic Design) Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me,<br />

The O<strong>the</strong>r Place, A Streetcar Named Desire, Wicked (all worldwide<br />

adaptations), Billy Elliot, Pippin, 9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Shatner’s<br />

World: We Just Live In It, Chaplin, Aida, Ragtime, Cabaret, Noise/<br />

Funk. www.edwardpierce.com<br />

TONI-LESLIE JAMES (Costume Designer) Broadway: Come From<br />

Away (2017), Amazing Grace, Lucky Guy, The Scottsboro Boys, Finian’s<br />

Rainbow, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Ma Rainey’s Black<br />

Bottom, King Hedley II, One Mo’ Time, The Wild Party, Marie Christine,<br />

Footloose, The Tempest, Twilight: Los Angeles, Angels in<br />

America: Millennium Approaches and Perestoika, and Jilly’s Last<br />

Jam. Awards: Tony nomination, three Drama Desk nominations,<br />

six Lucille Lortel nominations, Hewes Design Award, Irene Sharaff<br />

Young Masters Award and <strong>the</strong> 2009 Obie Award <strong>for</strong> Sustained<br />

Excellence in Costume Design.<br />

KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Design) Broadway: 98 Shows including,<br />

Dames at Sea, Act One, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, Sondheim<br />

on Sondheim, White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweeney Todd,<br />

Working, Sunday in <strong>the</strong> Park with George (2008, 2017), Chicago (1997),<br />

Annie (1997, 2006), Hello Dolly (1995) Fiddler on <strong>the</strong> Roof (1976, 1981,<br />

1990) and My Fair Lady (1981). Las Vegas: Jubilee! O<strong>the</strong>r: Radio City<br />

Christmas Spectacular, Smash, NY’s Tavern on <strong>the</strong> Green. Awards:<br />

Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lumen.<br />

SHANNON SLATON (Sound Designer) has designed<br />

many national tours including: Shrek, Hairspray, The<br />

Producers, Noise/Funk, The Full Monty, Contact, Tap<br />

Dogs, Sweeney Todd, Drowsy Chaperone, Wedding Singer, Elf,<br />

and Memphis. He has also mixed many shows on Broadway<br />

including: Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Sweet Charity,<br />

Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Anything Goes, Annie,<br />

Legally Blonde, Cabaret, and Springsteen on Broadway.<br />

KEITH LEVENSON (Music Director, Company Manager) Broadway<br />

and Off Broadway: Annie, Grease, Dreamgirls, She Loves Me, The<br />

Flowering Peach (composer), Good Old Girls, Shlomo, Annie Warbucks.<br />

National Tours: The Bridges of Madison County, Annie, The<br />

Best Little Whorehouse... (with Ann-Margret), The Who’s Tommy<br />

and many many o<strong>the</strong>rs. Keith is most proud of his work as an<br />

Arranger/Conductor with Kiss, Yes, and <strong>the</strong> The Who. His television<br />

credits include The Wizard of Oz at Avery Fisher Hall with<br />

Jewel, Nathan Lane, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, Dr. John,<br />

Roger Daltrey, Debra Winger and <strong>the</strong><br />

NY Philharmonic with <strong>the</strong> Boys Choir<br />

of Harlem. www.keithlevenson.net<br />

EUGENE LEE (Scenic Designer) holds BFA degrees from Art Institute<br />

of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon, an MFA from Yale School of<br />

Drama, and three honorary doctorates. He has been <strong>the</strong> produc-<br />

ROBERT-CHARLES VALLANCE (Hair Design) Recent: Bull Durham,<br />

Comedy of Errors, Donnybrook, A Civil War Christmas, Cotton<br />

Club Parade, Amazing Grace, Pipe Dream. Broadway Design<br />

Favorites: Lucky Guy, Little Shop of Horrors, Long Day’s Journey<br />

into Night, The Play What I Wrote, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Our<br />

Town, Hollywood Arms, The Elephant Man, Dance of Death, Amy’s<br />

View, The Blue Room. Blood Bro<strong>the</strong>rs. Resident Designer: Irish<br />

Repertory Theatre. Proprietor of: The Broadway Wig Company.<br />

www.broadwaywigs.com.<br />

DAVID LEONG (Fight and Military Movement) Broadway:<br />

Amazing Grace, A Time to Kill, Billy Elliot, The Civil War, Carousel,<br />

Company, The Rainmaker, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,<br />

King Hedley, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Delicate Balance, In <strong>the</strong> Summer<br />

House, Sex and Longing, Picnic, Solitary Confinement,<br />

The Homecoming. London: Napoleon (West End) and Jitney<br />

(National Theatre). Film: Alien Resurrection, Titus. Nearly<br />

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WHO'S WHO<br />

every regional <strong>the</strong>atre in <strong>the</strong> U.S. David is Professor and<br />

Head of <strong>the</strong> MFA in Per<strong>for</strong>mance Pedagogy <strong>Program</strong> at<br />

Virginia Commonwealth University.<br />

GILLIAN LANE-PLESCIA (Dialect Coach) is pleased to continue<br />

working with Amazing Grace. Recent New York shows include<br />

The Gentleman’s <strong>Guide</strong> to Love and Murder, Indian Ink, and War<br />

Horse. She has worked recently at Hart<strong>for</strong>d Stage, Palm Beach<br />

Dramaworks, McCarter, Shakespeare Theatre D.C., Seattle Rep,<br />

Trinity Rep, Yale Rep. She teaches at Juilliard.<br />

KENNY SEYMOUR (Orchestrator) Broadway/Off-Broadway credits:<br />

Tony Award Winning Best Musical Memphis (Music Director/Conductor),<br />

The Tallest Tree In The Forest (Music Director/<br />

Arranger/Incidental Music), The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss<br />

Percy Parker (Co-Composer & Lyricist, Orchestrations), Scary<br />

Musical (Orchestrator), The Music Man (Music Director/Conductor),<br />

Big Maybelle: Soul of <strong>the</strong> Blues (Music Supervisor/Orchestrator),<br />

The Wiz (Dance Music Arranger), Hot Feet: The Music of Earth,<br />

Wind & Fire (Synth <strong>Program</strong>mer). www.kennyseymour.com.<br />

SUZAYN MACKENZIE-ROY (Production Stage Manager) is excited<br />

to be joining Amazing Grace! Touring credits include Annie (national<br />

and international), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (Star Liason to Mike<br />

Tyson), and three years of Fiddler on <strong>the</strong> Roof, (two as Production<br />

Stage Manager, one as Star Dresser to Chaim Topol, Harvey Fierstein,<br />

and Theodore Bikel). Knathan – liily!<br />

JOSEPH CHURCH (Arranger/Incidental Music) is best known <strong>for</strong><br />

music direction and supervision of two groundbreaking Broadway<br />

musicals, The Lion King and The Who’s Tommy. O<strong>the</strong>r credits<br />

include In <strong>the</strong> Heights, Sister Act, Les Misérables, Little Shop of<br />

Horrors, Randy Newman’s Faust and Radio City’s Christmas<br />

Spectacular. Joseph has composed music <strong>for</strong> television, concert<br />

stages, plays and musicals. He holds a doctorate from NYU,<br />

where he is on <strong>the</strong> faculty. His book, Music Direction <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> Stage:<br />

A View From <strong>the</strong> Podium, is published by Ox<strong>for</strong>d University Press.<br />

www. churchmuse.com. viewfrom<strong>the</strong>podium.com<br />

Measure <strong>for</strong> Measure and Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance,<br />

Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and Savion Glover’s productions of Classical<br />

Savion, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk and Footnotes.<br />

ALEXANDER RANKIN (Producer) From Chicago’s South Side to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Army Corps of Engineers. He received a BS in mechanical<br />

engineering at University of Illinois. Rankin designed radial<br />

tires <strong>for</strong> Firestone, sold temperature control systems in Chicago<br />

and sold Hunter springs in <strong>the</strong> Midwest. He transferred to <strong>the</strong><br />

Hunter factory in PA as a sales manager. After <strong>the</strong> Hunter buyout<br />

he started Vulcan Springs in his basement, manufacturing<br />

constant-torque springs to drive Hasbro’s G.I. Joe talking mechanism.<br />

He is <strong>the</strong> founder and chairman of First National Penn<br />

Bank, and a director of BITMICRO, a flash-memory company in<br />

Cali<strong>for</strong>nia. Supporting and encouraging Carolyn Rossi Copeland,<br />

<strong>the</strong>y began producing <strong>the</strong> musical Amazing Grace.<br />

CRC PRODUCTIONS (Creative Consultant) is a full-service producing<br />

and general management company. Founded by Carolyn Rossi<br />

Copeland, who brings 30 years of experience producing plays and<br />

musicals. She was <strong>the</strong> Founding Producer of <strong>the</strong> award-winning<br />

Lambs Theatre Company in <strong>the</strong> heart of Times Square, and served<br />

as vice president of Creative Affairs <strong>for</strong> Radio City Entertainment<br />

and Madison Square Garden Productions. She has been a Creative<br />

Consultant to Gaylord Entertainment-Ryman Auditorium and has<br />

produced special events <strong>for</strong> New York State. She currently serves<br />

as Executive Producer <strong>for</strong> Strouse IP, <strong>the</strong> company that manages<br />

<strong>the</strong> business and career of <strong>the</strong> great American composer, Charles<br />

Strouse. http://crcproductions.org/about.php<br />

TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Management Consultant) has been an<br />

innovator in touring musi cal <strong>the</strong>ater productions <strong>for</strong> over two<br />

decades, producing shows throughout North, Central, and South<br />

America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, <strong>the</strong> company is experienced<br />

in casino and leisure markets. Current productions<br />

include An American in Paris, The Bodyguard, Love Never Dies, On<br />

Your Feet!, School of Rock, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, and <strong>the</strong><br />

Asian tour of Sister Act. With strong ties to <strong>the</strong> Broadway community,<br />

TROIKA prides itself on delivering top quality productions<br />

to audiences worldwide. Please visit us at www.troika.com<br />

PAUL M. RAMBACHER (General Manager) has represented in<br />

excess of 150 productions <strong>for</strong> over 35 years. Some of his credits<br />

include: The Music Man in Concert starring Shirley Jones &<br />

Patrick Cassidy, Smokey Joe’s Café with <strong>the</strong> Coasters, directed<br />

by Chet Walker, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Fela starring<br />

Michelle Williams, A Chorus Line, directed by Baayork Lee, Merchant<br />

of Venice starring F. Murray Abraham, Nobody Don’t Like<br />

Yogi, starring Ben Gazzara, <strong>the</strong> original practice productions of<br />

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AMAZING GRACE<br />

continued<br />

WHO'S WHO<br />

STAFF FOR AMAZING GRACE<br />

GENERAL MANAGEMENT<br />

PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT & RESOURCES<br />

Paul M. Rambacher<br />

COMPANY MANAGER<br />

Keith Levenson<br />

NATIONAL PUBLICITY<br />

SAM RUDY MEDIA RELATIONS<br />

Sam Rudy Joe Trentacosta<br />

Shane Marshall Brown<br />

Jim Byck Miguel Mendiola<br />

POSTER DESIGN, ADVERTISING, MARETING,<br />

SOCIAL MEDIA, WEB SITE<br />

THE PEKOE GROUP<br />

Amanda Pekoe, Christopher Lueck<br />

Jason K. Murray, Kathryn Zaccarelli<br />

Briana Lynch, Jenny Dorso, Corey Gosselin<br />

Noah Fried, Ashlee Latimer<br />

Ryan Meitzler, Rachael Bardnell<br />

CASTING<br />

THE ARTIST’S BRIDGE, INC.<br />

Joy Dewing<br />

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER............SUZAYN MACKENZIE-ROY<br />

Assistant Stage Manager......................................Kelsey Clark<br />

Musical Director..............................................Keith Levenson<br />

Assistant Company Manager...............................Allison Taggett<br />

Tour Coordinator................................................Brad Watkins<br />

Technical Director..............................................Jake Bowden<br />

Assistant to <strong>the</strong> General Manager.....................Charles M. Felino<br />

HEAD CARPENTER...........................................JAKE BOWDEN<br />

Assistant Carpenter..........................................Tory Sheppard<br />

Head Electrician..............................................Ma<strong>the</strong>w Brehm<br />

Assistant Electrician/Follow Spot......................Bradley Chelberg<br />

Head of Sound................................................Sarah D. Speck<br />

Assistant Sound.................................................Nate Dickson<br />

Head of Wardrobe.................................................Emily Stein<br />

Head of Wigs...............................................Tyree Robinson<br />

Virtual Orchestra <strong>Program</strong>mer..........................Joshua Weesner<br />

Associate Director ...................................................Amy Uhl<br />

Associate Choreographer.........................Shanna VanDerwerker<br />

Assistant Fight Choreography<br />

and Military Movement........................................Brad Willcuts<br />

Assistant Set Designer..........................................Kelly Pooler<br />

Assistant Sound Designer...............................Patrick Lachance<br />

Assistant Lighting Designer...............................Marcia Madeira<br />

Assistant Lighting Designer...................................Mitch Fenton<br />

Light Board <strong>Program</strong>mer....................................Chad Lefebvre<br />

Costume Coordinator...................................Hea<strong>the</strong>r C. Jackson<br />

Wig Coordinator................................................Melissa Sibert<br />

African Language and Culture Expert.......................Robert Levin<br />

Sherbro Language Consultant…........................Elizabeth Fadika<br />

Sound FX...........................................................Jon Weston<br />

Scenic and Costume<br />

Rental.............................Amazing Grace Theatre Company, LLC.<br />

Properties Consultant...............................Alexander Rothschild<br />

Production Electrician.....................................Brendan Quigley<br />

Flying FX..........................................................Flying by Foy<br />

Percussionist................................................Justin Nicholson<br />

Production Sound...............................................Francis Elers<br />

Legal Counsel....................................................Peter Breger<br />

Accounting........................CP Accountant, Brad<strong>for</strong>d A. Miller CPA<br />

Insurance..............................................MDP, Meghan Shriver<br />

Banking..............................................TD Bank, Fareena Khan<br />

Merchandise...................................Creative Good Merchandise<br />

Payroll...............................................People Payroll Services<br />

Light and Sound Equipment................Production Resource Group<br />

Scenic Refurbishment...........................Brenbri Properties, LLC.<br />

Housing.............................................................Road Rebel<br />

CREDITS<br />

BUSES by MAYO TOURS, LLC.; Rigging Equipment from CHRISTIE LITES;<br />

Trucking by STAGE CALL SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT, LLC.<br />

The Director-Choreographer is a member of <strong>the</strong> STAGE DIRECTORS AND<br />

CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national <strong>the</strong>atrical labor union.<br />

United Scenic Artists represents <strong>the</strong> designers and scenic painters <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> American Theatre.<br />

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HEART BY HEART<br />

Friday, <strong>June</strong> 8, <strong>2018</strong>; 7:30 pm<br />

BIO<br />

“When it comes to Heart By Heart, expect some very skilled<br />

dedicated musicians, including original HEART members Mike<br />

Derosier and Steve Fossen, who love, respect and honor <strong>the</strong><br />

songs and historical significance of <strong>the</strong> music of HEART.” —<br />

Heart By Heart<br />

Steve Fossen – Bass (Original, Founding Member of HEART)<br />

Michael Derosier – Drums (Original HEART Member)<br />

Somar Macek – Lead Vocals<br />

Lizzy Daymont – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards<br />

Randy Hansen – Guitar<br />

In 2013, <strong>the</strong> Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored <strong>the</strong> talents and<br />

contribution of <strong>the</strong> original six members of HEART: Ann and<br />

Nancy Wilson, Howard Leese, Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen and<br />

Mike Derosier. Steve and Mike are proving that <strong>the</strong>y still have a<br />

lot of love left to give to <strong>the</strong> music world as <strong>the</strong>y announce plans<br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir latest project – Heart By Heart.<br />

Driven to recreate <strong>the</strong> songs of HEART, while bringing <strong>the</strong><br />

essence and purity of <strong>the</strong> group back to <strong>the</strong> stage, Heart By<br />

Heart was created to offer fans <strong>the</strong> unique experience that only<br />

those who were actually in <strong>the</strong> original band could offer.<br />

“With Mike and me at <strong>the</strong> helm, we can, once again, help bring<br />

out those musical nuances and ignite <strong>the</strong> energy within our own<br />

band that made HEART one of <strong>the</strong> most beloved rock groups of<br />

our time,” explained Fossen.<br />

In order to play <strong>the</strong> songs <strong>the</strong> way <strong>the</strong>y were conceived, Fossen<br />

and Derosier surrounded <strong>the</strong>mselves with musicians who<br />

shared <strong>the</strong>ir philosophy <strong>for</strong> excellence. Lead vocalist Somar<br />

Macek delivers a “jaw dropping per<strong>for</strong>mance” with her vocal<br />

range and stage presence. Fossen and Macek had been<br />

per<strong>for</strong>ming as a duo <strong>for</strong> years, often times naturally weaving<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir way into a HEART song as if being guided by a larger <strong>for</strong>ce.<br />

It was during <strong>the</strong>ir duo days, in fact, that Fossen actually started<br />

thinking about putting <strong>the</strong> band toge<strong>the</strong>r. The name “Heart By<br />

Heart” came from Macek who said it signified <strong>the</strong>ir true feelings<br />

<strong>for</strong> one ano<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Randy Hansen, a guitarist known in Europe and America as<br />

<strong>the</strong> premier ‘Hendrix’ tribute artist who also collaborated with<br />

Francis Ford Coppola on “Apocalypse Now” and ultimately<br />

helped him win <strong>the</strong> Academy Award® <strong>for</strong> Best Original Score<br />

Written <strong>for</strong> a Motion Picture, was next to join <strong>the</strong> band. The<br />

group kept rehearsing and eventually asked famous radio<br />

personality Bob Rivers to lend his skills on <strong>the</strong> keyboards.<br />

But it wasn’t until <strong>the</strong> group was per<strong>for</strong>ming at a local show that<br />

<strong>the</strong>y finally found what <strong>the</strong>y were missing – Lizzy Daymont on<br />

guitar and vocals. After <strong>the</strong> 2015 departure of Rivers, she is<br />

also playing some keyboards as well.<br />

“We were amazed with her musical talents and how well she<br />

knew <strong>the</strong> songs, one week later she joined us on stage as a<br />

member of Heart by Heart. In fact, when I heard Somar and<br />

Lizzy harmonize <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> first time I had to hide my face because<br />

I thought I was going to cry,” said Fossen. Though not sisters<br />

<strong>the</strong>y sing toge<strong>the</strong>r as if <strong>the</strong>y were.<br />

With <strong>the</strong> lineup complete, Heart By Heart’s mission is simple<br />

– to create music that is au<strong>the</strong>ntic, passionate, and true to<br />

HEART’s original recordings. After all, Fossen and Derosier,<br />

who were inducted into <strong>the</strong> Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013<br />

as members of HEART, would never do <strong>the</strong> music any injustice.<br />

“When I first discovered Heart By Heart, I thought <strong>the</strong>y were<br />

just a HEART tribute band – a really, really great HEART tribute<br />

band. I was excited to meet two rock legends – Steve and<br />

Mike – and to hear <strong>the</strong> band in person. What I wasn't prepared<br />

<strong>for</strong> was how amazing this band sounded,” said Tom Moon of<br />

Starleigh Entertainment. “It wasn’t just that <strong>the</strong>y are all world<br />

class players and singers, <strong>the</strong>y are, but what astounded me<br />

most was <strong>the</strong> au<strong>the</strong>nticity with which <strong>the</strong>y played <strong>the</strong> material.<br />

Heart By Heart is way beyond a tribute band, <strong>the</strong>ir per<strong>for</strong>mance<br />

is a real and impactful musical experience, once you hear what<br />

<strong>the</strong>y do, you cannot help but be won over.”<br />

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Heart by Heart continued<br />

HEART BY HEART BAND<br />

STEVE FOSSEN is a founding member and original bassist<br />

<strong>for</strong> Heart. His work on <strong>the</strong> albums Dreamboat Annie, Little<br />

Queen, Magazine, Dog & Butterfly, Bebe le Strange, as well as<br />

several greatest hits and compilations, has been a staple of<br />

radio since <strong>the</strong>ir releases, selling tens of millions of copies.<br />

HEART was inducted into <strong>the</strong> Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.<br />

MICHAEL DEROSIER joined HEART during <strong>the</strong> recording<br />

of HEART’S first album Dreamboat Annie, and is known <strong>for</strong><br />

having one of <strong>the</strong> heaviest, most distinctive sounds and<br />

quickest feet behind <strong>the</strong> drums. Derosier is celebrated <strong>for</strong><br />

his work on classic HEART hits such as "Barracuda," "Mistral<br />

Wind," and "Straight On," among many o<strong>the</strong>rs. HEART has over<br />

20 Top 40 singles, sold over 30 million albums, and is one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> first MTV video bands, having been one of <strong>the</strong> first to shoot<br />

videos as early as 1980, in which Derosier appears. HEART<br />

was inducted into <strong>the</strong> Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.<br />

SOMAR MACEK renowned Northwest vocalist, has gained a<br />

reputation <strong>for</strong> delivering powerful, moving renditions of every<br />

song she sings. Somar began singing at <strong>the</strong> age of two and<br />

has sung in various music groups throughout her adolescent<br />

years. She and Fossen joined <strong>for</strong>ces in 2009 to become what<br />

<strong>the</strong>y call “Heart By Heart,” captivating audiences every time<br />

<strong>the</strong>y per<strong>for</strong>m. Toge<strong>the</strong>r, <strong>the</strong>y have created <strong>the</strong>ir own vocal and<br />

electric bass versions of <strong>the</strong> classic HEART hits.<br />

LIZZY DAYMONT hails from <strong>the</strong> Chicago area and is a lifelong<br />

musician having started piano studies at age six. A few years<br />

later she picked up a guitar, followed by <strong>the</strong> bass. She attended<br />

Boston’s Berklee College of Music and later relocated to<br />

Seattle where she has been active <strong>for</strong> nearly two decades<br />

playing <strong>the</strong> Pacific Northwest club, festival and casino circuit<br />

with a variety of original and cover bands. She brings a wealth<br />

of experience and knowledge to any musical situation.<br />

RANDY HANSEN is an American guitarist, songwriter,<br />

artist, and occasional actor who is best known <strong>for</strong> his work<br />

contributing to <strong>the</strong> sound track of Apocalypse Now, <strong>the</strong> 1980<br />

Academy Award Winner <strong>for</strong> Best Sound. He is also <strong>the</strong> founder<br />

of <strong>the</strong> “World’s First Rock Tribute Act” honoring Jimi Hendrix.<br />

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Bernadette Kelly<br />

Russell & Virginia Krodell<br />

Sherreta Lane<br />

John Langer<br />

Eddy & Judy Lim<br />

Pam & Mike McAtee<br />

Mary McKinnon & Greg Krekelberg<br />

Zoe Miller<br />

Marie Mitchell<br />

Tammy Montgomery<br />

& Greg Warzecka<br />

Larry & Holly Moore<br />

Doreen & Steve Mykytyn<br />

Rebecca Newland<br />

Alvin Newman<br />

NJD Consulting LLC<br />

Palmer Kazanjian<br />

Wohl Hodson, LLP<br />

George L. Parrott<br />

James & Carol Peterson<br />

Dave & Patricia Pier<br />

Marlyn Pino-Jones<br />

Clare & Kathy Poe<br />

Jeffrey & LeAnn Robinson<br />

Cary & Sharon Ross<br />

The Sauer Bahro Trust<br />

Wayne & Ann Schindler<br />

Carolyn Scroggin<br />

In Memory of Linda Shuken<br />

Ron & Diane Smith<br />

Linda & Jay Stirling<br />

Jennifer & Brian Sweeney<br />

Jim & Kathleen Switzer<br />

Robin R. Trimble<br />

Mike & Margarita Vasquez<br />

Dee & Beverly West<br />

Thomas & Linda West<br />

Dan & Sherry Whetstone<br />

Anson & Marien Wong<br />

PATRON LEVEL<br />

Anonymous<br />

Dyana R. Anderly<br />

Sergio & Noel Barros<br />

Larry & Jamie Beutler<br />

Gene & Jody Bisson<br />

Bob & Bev Burns<br />

V. & K. Buttle<br />

Raymond & Lorraine Bydalek<br />

Bryan & Janet Byrd<br />

Helen Campbell<br />

James Cimino<br />

Charles & Kathleen Cooper<br />

Bob & Marcy Crowley<br />

Rob & Susan DeBruin<br />

Robert & Victoria Dell<br />

Ca<strong>the</strong>rine & Harry Diamond<br />

Ann & Nick Econome<br />

Robert Elliott & Kaye Christensen<br />

Debbie Emery & Family<br />

Mark Espinosa<br />

& Stephen Twitchell<br />

Patty Estopinal<br />

European Sleep Design<br />

Tom & Tina Farmer<br />

Phil & Linda Ferrari<br />

Bill & Joyce Frey<br />

The Greenshield Family<br />

Gregary Grenfell<br />

& Virginia Vandermeer<br />

Kathie Hanna<br />

Kathryn & Larry Hanson<br />

Beverley Hendrickson<br />

John & Trish Hershey<br />

Steve & Jeannie Holler<br />

Jeffrey Janian<br />

Heath & Rachel Jenkins<br />

Gerald & Elizabeth Jordan<br />

Joy Hair Salon<br />

Michael & Sheryl Kays<br />

Bob & Barbara Leidigh<br />

Cynthia Macdonald<br />

Ted Machado<br />

Jim & Elizabeth Maddox<br />

Lee & Linda McDoniels<br />

Jack & Diana McGurk<br />

The Meerjanssen Family<br />

Stacey Mitchell & Chuck Weir<br />

Dan & Lori Mullin<br />

Bruce Notareus<br />

Karl & Carolyn Okamoto<br />

The Oliphants<br />

Frank Pajerski<br />

Nick & Patty Palmer<br />

Ron & Lucy Perry<br />

George & Jeniffer Phillips<br />

Ernest & Marie Pineda<br />

Lola & Gordon Purdy<br />

Douglas & Susanne Quayle<br />

Buzz & Cindy Raley<br />

Ted & Leslie Reed<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rennau<br />

Judi & Roger Reynolds<br />

Arlene Rose<br />

<strong>June</strong> Shepherd<br />

Jim & Kathy Siegfried<br />

Marylee Silverman<br />

Cherryl & Steve Simms<br />

Helene & Harry Sinclair<br />

Lee & Debbie Slupianek<br />

Herb & Gail Stone<br />

Robert & Gail Stroh<br />

Paula Summers<br />

Larry & Marilyn Taylor<br />

Dennis & Judy Tsuboi<br />

Carla Turoff & James Martin<br />

Judy & Clarence Ueda<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Victorino<br />

Pat & Don Wagner<br />

Gail White<br />

David & Carol Williamson<br />

Sandra & Barry Wold<br />

Anne Wolfe<br />

Drs. Daniel & Sande Woodson<br />

FRIEND LEVEL<br />

Anonymous<br />

Carol Ackley & Pat Wilson<br />

Scott & Christina Bailey<br />

Robert & Barbara Baker<br />

William Ball<br />

Bill Bandes & Lise St. Andre<br />

Grace & Clair Barner<br />

Greg & Lynn Baugher<br />

Abbey Bell<br />

Sally I. Bennett<br />

Hazel Berman<br />

Alison Berry<br />

Jessica Braverman Birch<br />

in Honor of Phil Braverman<br />

Peggy Blair & Jerry Beckett<br />

Mark & Barbara Blatt<br />

Jody Blubaugh<br />

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Joan & Jack Blyskal<br />

John Boehm<br />

Nancy G. Bohnsack<br />

Jim & Phyllis Bolden<br />

V. Scott Bollinger<br />

Safiya Bonaventura<br />

Jeff & Becky Boone<br />

The Bradley House<br />

William Bridges<br />

Ken Brooks<br />

Laurie Brown & Odel King<br />

Paul Lee Brown<br />

Judy & Bruce Brown<br />

Peggy & Craig Brown<br />

Susan Browning<br />

Susan Bryant<br />

Carol Burger & Jim Vanhouten<br />

John F. Burke<br />

Lisa & Michael Burrage<br />

Rich & Joyce Burrill<br />

Paul G. Buttner<br />

Cecelia & Ron Byrd<br />

Diana Caceres<br />

Edward & Joan Callaway<br />

Jeff & Maria Carwardine<br />

James & Teresa Chandler<br />

Delores & Vahram Cherezian<br />

Diova Gray & Sue Childress<br />

John Y. Cho<br />

Glenda R. Claremon<br />

Clyde & Donna<br />

Mark & Kathy Cohen<br />

The Committee<br />

James & Louisa Coyne<br />

Nancy & Gary Cramer<br />

Janice Crossman<br />

John Crowe<br />

Ron & LaRita Culver<br />

Tom & Julia Curtis<br />

Judith Dalton<br />

James Damir<br />

Muriel Davenport<br />

Chris & Myrna DeBortoli<br />

Debra DeMartini<br />

Jim & Andrea den Dulk<br />

Ross & Shirley Deter<br />

Paul Dorn<br />

Kirk & Loretta Doyle<br />

Marc & Ila Dubin<br />

Cindi Dulgar<br />

John Dupen<br />

Denise Epes<br />

Annde Ewertsen<br />

Janet & David Ferguson<br />

Gaylin Fleming<br />

Folsom Dog Resort<br />

& Training <strong>Center</strong><br />

Folsom Lake Community<br />

Concert Association<br />

FOLSOM TIRE PROS<br />

Richard & Susan Fox<br />

Ann Freelove<br />

Lesa Fynes<br />

Virginia Gaber<br />

The Garnett Family<br />

Don & Pat Garrett<br />

Joan Gates & Byron Fitzgerald<br />

Robert & Patricia Ghiglieri<br />

Patricia Gif<strong>for</strong>d<br />

Michael & Selina Girard<br />

Judy K. Gonzalez<br />

Ilene Goodwoman<br />

& Robert Wagoner<br />

The Gun<strong>the</strong>r Haggblade Family<br />

Dr. Jerome Gutterman<br />

David & Carolyn Haake<br />

Peter & Mary Ann Hall<br />

Scott & Julie Hall<br />

Meg & Scott Hanley<br />

Mary Hansen<br />

Lisa Heberer<br />

Joe & Julia Heideman<br />

Nancy Hetrick<br />

Greg & Maria Hibdon<br />

David R. Hill<br />

Richard Hobbie<br />

Jordan Holmes<br />

Sally Howard & Jon Buchanan<br />

Alice Jacobs<br />

Phyllis & Norm Jacobs<br />

Ejner & Judy Jacobsen<br />

Dennis Johnston & Linda Hill<br />

Judy Johnson<br />

Brent Jones & Kathy Franklin<br />

David Jones & Tina Wilkins<br />

Jim & Delores Juarros<br />

Claudia & Pat Kane<br />

Jim & Marge Karling<br />

Susan Keith<br />

Carol Kendrick<br />

Frank & Marianne Kleman<br />

Joel & Denise Kmetz<br />

Matt & Deborah Knowles<br />

Wendy Kosterman<br />

Steve & Ada Krumm<br />

Sherrill & Ted Kulp<br />

Laurie & Jim Kurttila<br />

Mary Lagomarsino<br />

Andrew Lagosh<br />

Dr. Bob & Jean LaPerriere<br />

Brett & Holly Larson<br />

Sondra Lee & Bill Kuhn<br />

Ed & Candy Lehman<br />

Marian & Doug Leisz<br />

SUPPORT THE ARTS<br />

Purchase your<br />

HARRIS CENTER<br />

PERKS CARD<br />

Receive valuable savings at <strong>the</strong>se<br />

restaurants and many more.<br />

John & Debra Leung<br />

Debbie Lichtman & Steven Ladd<br />

Michael & Elaine Linn<br />

Steve & Jeanne Loe<br />

Stuart & Vana Lott<br />

Jim & Ruth Loughridge<br />

Janeene Lowis<br />

Dana & Mark Lutzo<br />

Duane Lyons<br />

Gay & Barry Mackintosh<br />

Jeremiah Maher<br />

Carolyn Mansell<br />

Vivian Marguleas<br />

Chrystine Martin<br />

Mimi & Earl Mattock<br />

Michelle McClain<br />

Bob & Stella McCray<br />

Danny & Valerie McDaniel<br />

Greig & Susan McGinness<br />

Chuck & Susan McIntire<br />

Patricia Medina<br />

Jere & Carolyn Meek<br />

Carolyn Meza<br />

Leslie Michaels & Susan Katt<br />

David & Connie Misquez<br />

Barbara Moberly<br />

Jin & Marie Moore<br />

Debra Mulder<br />

Brian & Betty Neil<br />

Lynda & Gary Nield<br />

Linda Nugent<br />

Russ O'Brien<br />

Gary & Kathy Odom<br />

Christine & Craig Oliver<br />

Celia Orona & Tom Anderson<br />

Neil & Barbara Ostrander<br />

Markie & Aziza Parker<br />

Ken Payne & Sue Blake<br />

The Pellegrini Family<br />

Bob & Marlene Perkins<br />

David & Diana Phillips<br />

Ray & Jana Pingle<br />

Florence Pon<br />

Tom & Jeanne Pooley<br />

Sharon Pope<br />

Marie & Jerry Powell<br />

Jerome & Carolyn Preston<br />

The H. Price Family<br />

Jess & Maria Ramirez<br />

Ms. Raney<br />

Bruce Rapport & Karen Mondragon<br />

Sue Rauzy<br />

Sandi Reis<br />

Revolutions Naturopathic<br />

Larry Richardson<br />

Steve & Caroline Roberts<br />

Evelyn C. Rogers<br />

Robin & Lynne Rogers<br />

Ed & Roseann Roman<br />

Dale & Phyllis Rundquist<br />

Tamra & Bob Ruxin<br />

VerJoyce & Mike Salmon<br />

Jeanne Schafer<br />

Steve & Lori Schaumleffel<br />

Paul Schierenberg<br />

Gabriele Schillinger<br />

Jerry & Lois Scott<br />

Norm & Penny Scott<br />

The Kenneth Sherer Family<br />

Tim & Michelle Shestek<br />

Stephanie Shurilla<br />

Roger & Barbara Smith<br />

D. Sofia<br />

James A. Sohani<br />

Mr. & Mrs. G. Soltani<br />

Linda & Charlie Stack<br />

Loretta Mosbacher Steichen<br />

Dale & Rose Stone<br />

Brian Sweeney<br />

Phyllis Telfer<br />

Cindy & Stephen Templeton<br />

Rosanna Trevisan<br />

& Geoff Maxey<br />

Michael & Karen Tucker<br />

James E. Turner<br />

Russ & Pam Tweet<br />

John Uithoven<br />

Zoe Van Den Bergh<br />

Emanuel & Lisa Vargas<br />

Patricia Vienna<br />

Gregory & Kathleen Villegas<br />

Visconti's Restorante<br />

Rich & Shannon Walker<br />

Ka<strong>the</strong>rine Walter<br />

Tom Weborg & Sandra Singer<br />

Jim, Diane & Jenna Williams<br />

David & Evelyn Willmott<br />

Richard & Erica Wilson<br />

The Wolber Family<br />

Ron & Carol Yelton<br />

Helen Yelverton<br />

Carole Yuhnke & Jim Herod<br />

Alicia & Jim Zimmerman<br />

Names listed are changes,<br />

updates, and corrections<br />

to <strong>the</strong> current 2017-<strong>2018</strong><br />

Annual Members as of<br />

December 18, 2017<br />

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$<br />

25<br />

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Remember to make your<br />

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be<strong>for</strong>e <strong>the</strong> show<br />

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From Seared Ahi Tuna, Oven Roasted Rack of<br />

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Short Ribs, Day Boat Scallops, and our famous<br />

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Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5 PM-9 PM | Sunday Dinner: 4 PM-8 PM<br />

Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 4 PM-6 PM (all night Tuesdays)


Corporate Sponsorship <strong>Program</strong><br />

The Corporate Partners sponsorship program offers access to unique marketing and<br />

hospitality benefits <strong>for</strong> local, regional, and national businesses. Your company will enjoy<br />

opportunities to reach a valuable customer base: adults, children, college students,<br />

community leaders, and business representatives.<br />

By becoming a proud corporate partner with <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong>, your company is guaranteed an<br />

exciting range of sponsorship benefits and unique promotional opportunities which will<br />

help increase brand loyalty and establish prominence in key target audiences. Partnering<br />

with <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong> assures you will increase customer engagement — <strong>the</strong> interactions that<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> emotional investment in your brand — helping to assure continued relevance<br />

in today’s competitive market. Moreover, becoming a corporate sponsor will allow you special opportunities to reward your employees.<br />

For in<strong>for</strong>mation about <strong>the</strong> membership program, corporate sponsorships and o<strong>the</strong>r ways to support <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> as<br />

a donor, please call 916-608-6643 or visit us online at www.harriscenter.net.<br />

ART OF<br />

Art of Wine receptions are a benefit<br />

<strong>for</strong> Associate level annual members<br />

and higher.<br />

Art of Wine Schedule<br />

January 20, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Donor Thank You<br />

Reception:<br />

Sergio Mendes<br />

Art of Wine 6:00pm,<br />

Show 7:30pm<br />

All 2017-18 Art of Wine<br />

Wineries<br />

February 21, <strong>2018</strong><br />

International Guitar Night<br />

Art of Wine 6:30pm,<br />

Show 7:30pm<br />

Lava Cap Winery<br />

<strong>March</strong> 29, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Amazing Grace<br />

Art of Wine 6:30pm,<br />

Show 7:30pm<br />

Miraflores Winery<br />

April 19, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Falcon’s Eye Theatre at<br />

FLC presents Hair<br />

Art of Wine 6:30pm,<br />

Show 7:30pm<br />

Miraflores Winery<br />

May 2, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Keyboard Conversations ®<br />

with Jeffery Siegel:<br />

The Romantic Connection<br />

Art of Wine 6:00pm,<br />

Show 7:00pm<br />

Sierra Vista Winery<br />

A special thank you to our donors and sponsors<br />

Corporate Leaders<br />

Madroña Vineyards<br />

Bronze Corporate Leader Sponsor<br />

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP<br />

Boyd & Associates<br />

Name A Seat Donors<br />

Dr. Gwynn Akin in Honor of:<br />

Dr. Gwynn Akin Bowers<br />

Dr. Albert Bowers<br />

Dr. Robert Dean Sparks<br />

Dr. John Rouse Akin<br />

Carrie Akin Parham<br />

S. Mark Parham<br />

Mattie Elizabeth Parham<br />

Samuel John Parham<br />

Margaret Akin Guilbault<br />

Richard Arthur Guilbault<br />

Danielle Marie Guilbault<br />

John Richard Guilbault<br />

Maestro & Mrs. Michael Neuman<br />

Thelma Snowden<br />

Delores Brown<br />

2017/18 Class Acts School Time<br />

Matinee Series Sponsor<br />

County of Sacramento<br />

Capital Campaign Donors<br />

Bank of America<br />

Sevy & Neva Cimaroli<br />

City of Folsom<br />

e.Republic<br />

Folsom Lake Bank<br />

Folsom Lake College Marketing<br />

Students<br />

Guild Mortgage<br />

Mary F. Hansen<br />

Brice W. and Barbara A. <strong>Harris</strong><br />

The Harry C. and Deborah L. Elliott<br />

Foundation<br />

IBS-US<br />

Kikkoman Foods Foundation<br />

Patrick & Kathleen Kirklin<br />

Kitchell CEM, Inc<br />

Mercy Hospital of Folsom<br />

The Robert S. & Star Pepper<br />

Foundation<br />

Frank & Thelma Skillman<br />

Wells Fargo<br />

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In The Wings:<br />

Staff, Faculty, Board, District & Volunteers<br />

<strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> Staff<br />

Administration<br />

Dave Pier, Executive Director<br />

Linda Stack, Administrative Assistant<br />

Customer Services<br />

Lisa Burrage, Ticket Office Supervisor<br />

Devan Ivaska, Ticket Office Customer<br />

Relations Assistant<br />

Jared Van Kirk, Business Intelligence &<br />

Operations Consultant<br />

Lead Customer Service Representatives:<br />

Kyongjin Cho, Alisia Gomez, Daniel Walsh<br />

Customer Service Representatives:<br />

Kayla Arney, Jennifer Berry, Kay Damron,<br />

Dillon DeBoda, Tina Farmer, MacKenzie<br />

Harrell, Julia Heideman, Marylou Keane,<br />

Christine Mahoney, Drew Mat<strong>the</strong>ws,<br />

John Moore, Shane Murphy, Michael Roa,<br />

Anne Thorp, Emma Thorp, Alana Truong,<br />

Yester Voskanyan<br />

Development<br />

Sally Howard, Director of College<br />

Advancement<br />

Anne Ward, College Relations Specialist<br />

Susan Brackenhoff, Staff<br />

Event Services<br />

Holly Larson, Event Services Specialist,<br />

Linda Woodson, Administrative Clerk<br />

Belinda Soerjohadi, Student Assistant<br />

Front-of-house Leads:<br />

Grace Barner, Justin Brooke,<br />

Judy Lamb, Nicolette Latini,<br />

Emily Marshall-Conley, Vicki Mason,<br />

Lee Ray McDoniels, Linda McDoniels,<br />

Bruce Notareus, Michelle Petro,<br />

Sandi Reis, Cindy Templeton<br />

Gallery<br />

Eunyoung Hwang, Marisa Sayago,<br />

Heike Schmid<br />

Marketing & Communications<br />

Paul Dorn, Director of Marketing and<br />

Communications<br />

Don Button, Graphic Designer<br />

Marketing Staff:<br />

Addison Eppler, Daniel Jamieson,<br />

Connor Jensen, Allison Masi,<br />

Kathleen Switzer, Dave Webb<br />

Production<br />

Sam Coquerille, Technical Director<br />

Eduardo Garza, Assistant Technical Dir.<br />

Jacob Cantu, Assistant Technical Director<br />

Julie Sandberg, Artist Hospitality<br />

Folsom Lake College Staff<br />

Whitney Yamamura, President<br />

Kathleen Kirklin, Vice President<br />

of Administration<br />

Monica Pactol, Vice President of Instruction<br />

BJ Snowden, Dean, Visual and<br />

Per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Sally Howard, Director of College<br />

Advancement<br />

Sondra Lee, Assistant to <strong>the</strong> President<br />

Kristy Hart, Communications<br />

and Public In<strong>for</strong>mation Officer<br />

Jane Crandell, Public In<strong>for</strong>mation Svcs.<br />

Jennifer McLane, Public In<strong>for</strong>mation Svcs.<br />

Matt Battershell, Public In<strong>for</strong>mation Svcs.<br />

Joany Harman, Business Services<br />

Supervisor<br />

Dee Visentin, Business Services<br />

Melissa Williams, Director of<br />

Administrative Services<br />

Kathy Barnes, Campus Operations -<br />

Printing/Mailroom Services<br />

Laura Kelly, Campus Operations -<br />

Printing/Mailroom Services<br />

Jeff Lewis, IT & Media Services Supervisor<br />

David Hindi, Media Systems/Resources<br />

Specialist<br />

Christopher Raines, Custodial/Receiving<br />

Supervisor<br />

Visual and Per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

<strong>Arts</strong> Faculty<br />

KC Boylan, Victoire Chochezi,<br />

Paula Haug, Angela Prelip, Communication<br />

and Media Studies<br />

Debra Worth, Dance<br />

Philip Angove, David Newnham, Music<br />

David <strong>Harris</strong>, Ian Wallace, Theatre and<br />

Cinema <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Cameron Hoyt, Theatre Technician<br />

Eunyoung Hwang, Marisa Sayago,<br />

Heike Schmid, Visual <strong>Arts</strong><br />

Melonie Quintell, VAPA Administrative<br />

Assistant<br />

Hao Lee, Music Department Instructional<br />

Assistant<br />

FLC Foundation<br />

The Folsom Lake College Foundation<br />

supports Folsom Lake College and<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> through<br />

fundraising and advocacy. The <strong>Center</strong><br />

would not have happened without <strong>the</strong><br />

vision and support of <strong>the</strong> Foundation’s<br />

volunteer members.<br />

2016-17 Foundation Board Members<br />

Kathleen Leavitt, Chair,<br />

Madroña Vineyards<br />

Dr. Anthony Retodo, First Vice Chair,<br />

Kaiser Permanente<br />

Bryan Byrd, Immediate Past Chair,<br />

CA Earthquake Authority<br />

Cyrus Abhar, City of Rancho Cordova<br />

Phil Braverman, Community Member<br />

Craig Burnett, Community Concert Assoc.<br />

Terry Carroll, Style Media Group<br />

Harry Elliott, Elliott Homes Inc.<br />

Bob Holderness, Holderness Law Firm<br />

John Knight, LRCCD Trustee<br />

Ed Manansala,<br />

El Dorado County Office of Education<br />

Iain Marshall, Edward Jones<br />

Robert McGarvey, City of Rancho<br />

Cordova<br />

Mick Neshek, Kikkoman Foods, Inc.<br />

Evert Palmer, City of Folsom<br />

Don Pearson, Inductive Automation<br />

Marlyn Pino-Jones, Community Member<br />

Paul Plemmons, Sierra Nevada<br />

Corporation<br />

Randy Ross, Mercy Folsom<br />

Chris Thompson, Wells Fargo<br />

Los Rios Police Dept.<br />

Valerie Cox, Interim LRPD Chief<br />

Ben Murphy, LRPD Sergeant<br />

Los Rios Community<br />

College District<br />

The Los Rios Community College District<br />

is a two-year public college district<br />

serving <strong>the</strong> greater Sacramento region.<br />

The district includes American River,<br />

Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and<br />

Sacramento City colleges; major centers<br />

in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento,<br />

downtown Sacramento, Natomas, and<br />

Rancho Cordova; and special services <strong>for</strong><br />

business and industry. Our colleges offer<br />

transfer education and AA/AS degrees<br />

and certificates in over 70 career fields.<br />

Board of Trustees<br />

Pamela Haynes<br />

Dustin Johnson<br />

Robert Jones<br />

John Knight<br />

Tami Nelson<br />

Deborah Ortiz<br />

Ruth Scribner<br />

Chancellor<br />

Dr. Brian King<br />

Volunteers:<br />

A Key Part of <strong>the</strong> Team<br />

More than 1,500 volunteers help to keep<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong> running smoothly. Last year<br />

alone, volunteers contributed nearly 35,000<br />

hours as gallery docents, ushers and office<br />

assistants, and community ambassadors<br />

— helping patrons to have an outstanding<br />

arts experience. They are a key part of <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Center</strong>’s success — it literally could not<br />

operate without <strong>the</strong>ir support. For more<br />

in<strong>for</strong>mation about <strong>the</strong> volunteer program,<br />

visit www.harriscenter.net.<br />

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THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY<br />

TREASURE ISLAND<br />

KINGS OF DANCE<br />

JANUARY<br />

5-7 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL<br />

7 VITA: Rising Stars<br />

10 SBL: Marty Stuart<br />

11 Kids Helping Kids: NEEDTOBREATHE<br />

12 Carrera: Lee Ritenour<br />

13-14 James Garner’s<br />

Tribute to Johnny Cash<br />

16-17 Wynonna and The Big Noise<br />

19 Benny Goodman, Carnegie Hall and <strong>the</strong><br />

Concert that Changed <strong>the</strong> World<br />

20-21 Sergio Mendes & Brasil <strong>2018</strong><br />

20-21 SBS: Voice of <strong>the</strong> Cello<br />

24 Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations © :<br />

Exotic Music of <strong>the</strong> Night<br />

25 Legends of Hawaiian Music<br />

26 Carrera: Michael Doucet and<br />

Tom Rigney with Flambeau<br />

27 Mark Hummel’s<br />

Blues Harmonica Blowout<br />

28 NIYAZ: The Fourth Light Project<br />

28 FLC Speakers Series: Jeffrey Toobin<br />

30 ElevenPlay<br />

All programs, artists and dates subject to<br />

change. Additional events being added.<br />

Check www.<strong>Harris</strong><strong>Center</strong>.net<br />

<strong>for</strong> most up-to-date offerings.<br />

FEBRUARY<br />

1 Mummenschanz: you & me<br />

2-4 Lenaea High School Theatre Festival<br />

6 SBL: Max Weinberg’s Jukebox<br />

7 Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake<br />

8 Moscow Festival Ballet: Giselle<br />

10 Folsom Lake Symphony:<br />

Passion & Drama<br />

11 VITA: Great Composers Chamber<br />

Music Series<br />

16-18 EDMT: 42nd Street<br />

21 International Guitar Night<br />

22-25 EDMT: 42nd Street<br />

28 Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out<br />

MARCH<br />

2-4 Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story<br />

6 Parsons Dance<br />

7 RMS Productions:<br />

Rockin’ Road to Dublin<br />

8 Lee Rocker<br />

9 Carrera: Colin Mochrie &<br />

Brad Sherwood<br />

10 Folsom Lake Symphony Family<br />

Concert: Musicians at Work!<br />

10 Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia<br />

10-11 SBS: Viva Vivaldi!<br />

11 FLCCA: Rhapsody & Rhythm<br />

The Gershwin Concert Experience<br />

11 FLC Speaker Series: Diana Nyad<br />

13-14 The Ten Tenors<br />

15 St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland<br />

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PARSONS DANCE<br />

HEART BY HEART<br />

AMAZING GRACE<br />

17-18 Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey<br />

17 SGS: Alex De Grassi & Andrew York<br />

18 PIOM: Faculty Concert<br />

20 FLC Music Preview Concert<br />

21-22 FLC Invitational Music Festival<br />

24 Panto Company USA: Treasure Island<br />

24 Folsom Lake Symphony:<br />

Glorious Adventure<br />

25 Kings of Dance featuring Lezginka<br />

25 Chao Lu Piano Recital<br />

29-31 Amazing Grace, The Musical<br />

APRIL<br />

1 Amazing Grace, The Musical<br />

13-15 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre: HAIR<br />

15 VITA: Great Composers Chamber Music<br />

Series<br />

19-21 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre: HAIR<br />

27-29 EDMT: Bye Bye Birdie<br />

MAY<br />

1 FLC Music: Great Choruses –<br />

From Broadway to Opera!<br />

2 Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations © :<br />

The Romantic Connection<br />

3 FLC Evening of Dance<br />

4-6 EDMT: Bye Bye Birdie<br />

5-6 FLC Youth Chamber Orchestra<br />

9-11 Folsom Piano Academy Recitals<br />

10 FLC Commercial Music Ensemble<br />

11-13 Sacramento Ballet:<br />

Modern Masters - Red Hot<br />

12-13 PIOM Recitals<br />

14 FLC Vocal Recitals<br />

17 Carrera: Larry Carlton<br />

18 Placer Pops Chorale<br />

19 Voices of Cali<strong>for</strong>nia<br />

20 Placer Pops Chorale<br />

20 Bob Allen Music: Spring Recital<br />

23 Oh Boy Records: John Prine<br />

24 SBL: Rodney Atkins<br />

25 Carrera: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall<br />

JUNE<br />

2-3 Folsom Lake Symphony:<br />

Broadway Romance<br />

6-7 SBL: Jackie Evancho<br />

8 Heart by Heart<br />

9 Fudominal Productions:<br />

Duendes – A Night of Flamenco<br />

16 Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Cali<strong>for</strong>nia Dance Conservatory:<br />

Double Feature <strong>2018</strong><br />

17 Malko Per<strong>for</strong>ming <strong>Arts</strong> Academy:<br />

Summer Ballroom Dance Showcase<br />

21 EDMT High Voltage: Best of Boadway<br />

23 El Dorado Dance Academy: Travels<br />

24 FLCCA: Jim Curry – The Timeless Music of<br />

John Denver<br />

30 Ho’ike <strong>2018</strong><br />

JULY<br />

6-8 EDMT: Spyquest: An Agent 006-1/2 Musical Comedy<br />

11-15 EDMT: Spyquest: An Agent 006-1/2 Musical Comedy<br />

Carrera<br />

EDMT<br />

FLC<br />

FLCCA<br />

PIOM<br />

SBL<br />

SBS<br />

SGS<br />

VITA<br />

LEGEND<br />

Carrera Productions<br />

El Dorado Musical Theatre<br />

Folsom Lake College Production<br />

Folsom Lake Community Concert Association<br />

Pacific institute of Music<br />

SBL Entertainment<br />

Sacramento Baroque Soloists<br />

Sacramento Guitar Society<br />

VITA Academy w/ Susan Lamb Cook<br />

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General In<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

As a courtesy to o<strong>the</strong>r patrons who may have fragrance allergies,<br />

please avoid wearing strong perfumes or cologne.<br />

To limit disturbance to artists and fellow audience members,<br />

late arrivals may be asked to wait until a suitable break in <strong>the</strong><br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance, or intermission, to be seated.<br />

Doctors expecting calls during per<strong>for</strong>mances should leave <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

names and seat locations with <strong>the</strong> House Manager.<br />

Photography and Recording<br />

The photographing and sound or video recording of any<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance, without <strong>the</strong> explicit permission of management,<br />

is prohibited. Offenders may be ejected and liable <strong>for</strong> damages.<br />

Ticket Office<br />

Open Monday-Saturday, noon to 6 pm and two hours be<strong>for</strong>e show<br />

times. Tickets also available online at www.harriscenter.net or by<br />

calling (916) 608-6888.<br />

E-mail list<br />

Already have an account? If not, set up one at www.harriscenter.<br />

net and receive e-news about events, added per<strong>for</strong>mances, and<br />

special offers.<br />

Parking<br />

Ample event parking is located adjacent to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong>.<br />

Parking permits are required at all times including weekends.<br />

A parking permit is issued automatically with your ticket order<br />

<strong>for</strong> events. Once you have arrived and parked, please place your<br />

permit in a visible location on your dashboard or hang it from<br />

your rear-view mirror. For non-ticketed events, permits can be<br />

purchased at automated parking kiosks located on <strong>the</strong> campus<br />

circulator road.<br />

House Notes<br />

Emergency exits are indicated by green exit signs located above<br />

each exit. For your safety, please check <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> location of <strong>the</strong> exit<br />

nearest to your seat.<br />

As a courtesy to artists and o<strong>the</strong>r patrons, please turn off or<br />

silence cellular phones, pagers, or wristwatch alarms be<strong>for</strong>e start<br />

of <strong>the</strong> event, and refrain from texting during <strong>the</strong> per<strong>for</strong>mance.<br />

Three sets of restrooms are located on <strong>the</strong> Stage Two end of <strong>the</strong><br />

lobby, one upstairs and two downstairs.<br />

Snacks and beverages are available be<strong>for</strong>e per<strong>for</strong>mances and at<br />

intermission at <strong>the</strong> Wells Fargo Café located near <strong>the</strong> electronic<br />

donor wall, and at satellite service stations in <strong>the</strong> lobby. Food and<br />

beverages are not allowed in <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>aters (bottled water is okay).<br />

Use of a ticket at <strong>the</strong> <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> constitutes acknowledgement<br />

of willingness to appear in photographs, video, and film taken in<br />

public areas of <strong>the</strong> facility and releases <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong>, its Partners,<br />

and all o<strong>the</strong>rs from liability resulting from use of such images.<br />

Lost and Found Items<br />

Lost items will be held in <strong>the</strong> Coat Check room in <strong>the</strong> lobby until<br />

<strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> per<strong>for</strong>mance. Thereafter, please call (916) 608-<br />

6888. Unclaimed items will be turned into FLC Campus Police<br />

Department after thirty days.<br />

Accessibility and Listening Devices<br />

The <strong>Center</strong> is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Wheelchair<br />

seating is available in all venues. Portable wireless listening<br />

devices are available with a small, refundable deposit or a<br />

driver’s license. Please in<strong>for</strong>m <strong>the</strong> Ticket Office of any special<br />

needs when ordering tickets.<br />

Children<br />

All patrons are required to have a ticket, including youngsters<br />

sitting on laps. Parents are expected to take into account <strong>the</strong><br />

subject and nature of per<strong>for</strong>mances when selecting shows <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir children, and to make sure etiquette is part of <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

going experience. Parents will be asked to remove disruptive<br />

children.<br />

Presentations, Partners, and Productions<br />

The <strong>Harris</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Arts</strong> strives to inspire, include, and<br />

instruct. Through its PRESENTATIONS, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong> brings touring<br />

artists from around <strong>the</strong> world. PARTNERS are local and regional<br />

music, <strong>the</strong>atre, and dance companies who make <strong>the</strong> <strong>Center</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

home. PRODUCTIONS deepen <strong>the</strong> educational experience of<br />

Folsom Lake College, giving students and faculty an opportunity<br />

to develop <strong>the</strong>ir craft and present it to family, friends, and <strong>the</strong><br />

broader community.<br />

Folsom Lake College is a smoke, tobacco, and vape-free campus.<br />

Smoking and use of tobacco products is prohibited anywhere<br />

on campus.<br />

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