Harris Center for the Performing Arts Program 2019-2020 Season #1

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Long envisioned as a critically important element for Folsom Lake College, the visual and performing arts center was initially conceived as a facility to instruct, develop, and guide talented students to become actors, musicians, dancers, visual artists, and behind-the-curtain technicians. In February, 2011 the Center opened as "Three Stages at Folsom Lake College" and by the end of its second full season it had already attracted over 300,000 patrons to its offerings.
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.

2019-2020 SEASON OF PERFORMING ARTS

Complexions Contemporary Ballet: STARDUST

Photo by Sharen Bradford

Complexions Contemporary Ballet: STARDUST

Photo by Sharen Bradford

PROGRAM GUIDE

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Welcome!

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the

Harris Center for the Arts.

Last year the Harris Center reached

three significant milestones: the millionth

patron passed through the front doors,

membership grew to over 600 donors,

and annual attendance exceeded 175,000.

The Center’s popularity continues to

soar, and we’re so happy you’re here to

experience why.

Inside this guide, you’ll find notes for

today’s show, and more. Visit page 12

for an update on Folsom Lake College’s

growing theatre program and page 14

to learn about one of the Center’s many

community partners, the Folsom Concert

Association. A calendar of this season’s

events is available on page 60.

Program Guide Table of Contents

Also within are acknowledgements of

some of the cast that help make this all

possible, including our members and

donors (pages 55-57). As you learn more

about the Center and its programs, we

hope you will consider joining this group

of community leaders whose support

helps to further the Harris Center’s reach

and impact in this region.

Again, thank you for attending today’s

performance. We hope you’ll enjoy this

great show, up close, and return for many

more in the months and years ahead.

Dave Pier

Executive Director

Harris Center for the Arts

Whitney Yamamura

President

Folsom Lake College

Page 5............................................................................................................Welcome

Page 7...........................................................................About Folsom Lake College

Page 9................................................................................Bank of America Gallery

Page 11......................................................................................Furthering The Fun!

Page 12..........................................Folsom Lake College Spotlight: Theater Arts

Page 14.....................................Partner Focus: Folsom Community Association

Page 17....................................................................................Program Information

Page 53.....................................Experience the Arts at a Completely New Level

Page 55.............................................................................................................Donors

Page 58................................................................................Corporate Sponsorship

Page 59......................In The Wings: Staff, Faculty, Board, District & Volunteers

Page 60 & 61...............................................2019-20 Season of Performiing Arts

Page 62......................................................................................General Information

ABOUT THE HARRIS CENTER

The Harris Center for the Arts seeks

to build community and 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. Audiences of

over 1 million have attended events at

the Center.

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About Folsom Lake College

The Leader in Arts Education

Folsom Lake College (FLC) is proud to be

home to the Harris Center for the Arts.

This unique partnership blending higher

education with the arts allows students

in FLC’s instructional programs to train

with acclaimed international and local

artists in a state-of-the-art facility.

Students have an array of courses and

degree and certificate programs to

choose from, backed up by practical

opportunities in:

• Dance Studies

• Music Performance &

Commercial Music

• Theatre Arts &

Technical Theatre

• Visual Arts

Our talented faculty - many of whom are

working artists in their own right - are

committed to providing students and

the surrounding communities with a

variety of engaging performances and

exhibitions throughout the year.

Learn more at:

www.flc.losrios.edu/arts-education

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I NNOVATIVE

COMPOUNDING PHARMACY

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Bank of America Gallery

Taver Germany: Sandy

Diana Coco-Russell: Lizzy

Alaris Hart: Jeanne's Prayer Box

Marissa Sayago: Pecados del Gran Pueblo

Margaret Welty: Parade Dancer

Selections from 2018-2019 Exhibition

The Bank of America Gallery exhibits

six shows annually, including works of

art by college faculty, students, local,

regional, national, and international

artists.

The art gallery is open Tuesday-Thursday

from noon to 4 pm as well as one hour

before and during intermission of performances.

Admission is free.

For more information about the gallery,

please contact

Sandy.sloan@harriscenter.net

2019 - 2020 Exhibitions

19th Annual FLC Visual Arts Faculty

Exhibition

September 20 – November 17, 2019

The Annual Visual Arts Faculty exhibition

celebrates the creative work of

faculty at Folsom Lake College whose

scholarship and teaching is grounded in

an art-making practice. This exhibition

brings together works by faculty from

all three campuses to showcase the

collective creativity of FLC faculty artists

for campus and community audiences.

The art exhibition is representative of

the multi-faceted programs in the Visual

Arts Dept., which include drawing,

painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking,

and metal arts.

ADDITIONAL EXHIBITIONS

El Dorado Hills Art

Association Exhibitions

July 26 - September 15, 2019

Contemporary Native American

Art Exhibition

November 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Area High School Invitational Art

Exhibition

January 11 - March 8, 2020

Annual FLC Student Art Show

March 13 - May 10,2020

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Furthering the Fun:

Gift Cards, Group Sales, Discounts and Wine

GIFT CARDS

Give the gift of the performing arts by

purchasing a Gift Card. Available in any

denomination, gift cards are reloadable,

do not expire, and can be used to purchase

tickets to any events sold through the

Harris Center's Ticket Office. Cards may

be used over the phone, online, or in

person at the Ticket Office.

Gift Cards are available for purchase

online at www.harriscenter.net or from

the Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday from

noon – 6pm or by phone at (916) 608-6888.

STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS WITH

TICKET SAVINGS

The Center has a number of discount

ticket programs that can help you save

and/or stretch your buying dollars. These

include fixed subscription packages (e.g.,

save 15% on the FLC Speaker Series, 20%

on the Big Stage Series or Jeffrey Siegel

Keyboard Conversations® Series) as

well as Choose-Your-Own Subscription

Packages (save 15% when buying tickets

for any four or more Harris Center

presents shows). The Harris Center also

offers Student Discount and/or Children

Discount Tickets for many events. For

more information about these discount

ticket programs, look on the “Tickets”

Menu at www.HarrisCenter.net or call

the Ticket Office.

In addition to these discounts, those

that become Center members also

receive discounts (see page 53 for

information about benefits of Harris

Center memberships).

GROUPS: SERIOUS FUN AND SAVINGS!

Enjoy the performing arts with 10 or more

of your closest friends, family, co-workers,

classmates, or other groups – and save on

your ticket purchase! Seats can be reserved

with a down payment of as little as 10%.

Groups are encouraged to make advance

reservations as early as possible in order to

secure seats in the same area.

Group Benefits Include:

• 10% discount for groups of 10 to 14.

• 15% discount for groups over 15

• Same area seat locations

• Easy payment plans

• Reduced handling fees

For more information, or to place a group

order, call or visit the Harris Center ticket

office, open Monday – Saturday, Noon to 6

pm. Phone (916) 608-6888.

ART OF

2019-20 Schedule of Events

The Art of Wine is a benefit for Associate level annual members and higher. The wine at

these events is generously donated by our partner El Dorado county wineries.

Art provided by Friends of the Harris Center Art Association

Art of Wine events subject to change

without notice.

Thu., August 22

One Night of Queen

Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: Wofford Acres Vineyards

Tue., September 24

The Greatest Love of All:

A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: Lava Cap Winery

Tue., October 8 & Wed., October 9

Blue Man Group

Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: Miraflores Winery

Tue., November 19

Blue Note Records

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Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: Madroña Vineyards

Mon., December 2

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: Via Romano Vineyards

Fri., January 24

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Member Thank You Reception 5:30 pm,

Show 7:30pm

Wineries: E16, Lava Cap, Madroña,

Miraflores, Via Romano, Wofford Acres

Wed., February 26

International Guitar Night

Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: E16 Winery

Fri., March 20 & Sat., March 21

Once On This Island

Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: Madroña Vineyards

Sat., April 11

The Illusionists

Art of Wine 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm

Winery: E16 Winery

Mon., June 1& Tue., June, 2

Waitress

Art of Wine 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Winery: Lava Cap Winery

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Spotlight on Folsom Lake College: Theatre Arts

Folsom Lake College's Theatre Arts program provides a broad

foundation in the various aspects of theatre. Students have

the opportunity to learn the basics of acting, theatre design

and technology, and receive an overview of the historical and

social context of theatre. Additionally, this program exposes

students to core principles and practices in the field. Students

gain valuable experience performing in the Harris Center, a

state-of-the art regional performing arts center.

The production arm of the department is the Falcon’s Eye

Theatre. Since 2007, it has produced twenty-five full length

plays and musicals such as HAIR, The Who’s “Tommy,” Alice in

Wonderland, Macbeth, and You Can’t Take it With You — along the

way winning rave reviews and numerous awards. Audiences

always find something that surprises, delights, or challenges

their expectations. Through its productions, Falcon’s Eye not

only provides an opportunity for current Folsom Lake College

students to engage in hands-on practice with skilled professional

faculty, but also welcomes the entire region’s community of

actors, designers and builders to participate as members of

the Falcon’s Eye Theatre family. As part of the community,

Falcon’s Eye strives to give outstanding performances that local

audiences can be proud and take ownership of. Falcon’s Eye

Theatre is of, and belongs to, the community.

Theatre Arts is a fully accredited academic program, with

transferable degree programs in theatre that help students

prepare for the rigors of upper division study – not only

in the Arts, but in all areas of future study. Its Certificate

Program in Technical Theatre provides students with the

opportunity to work with cutting edge technology in the

finest production environment to prepare them to move

directly into jobs upon graduation.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Hot L Baltimore

November 9 - 24

This melancholic tale of unsung, dispossessed American souls

is a poignant, powerful call to America to restore itself.

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre presents Lanford Wilson’s

melancholic tragi-comedy of the unsung and the unwanted,

The Hot L Baltimore. This drama carefully renders a group

portrait of dispossessed American souls in a seedy hotel on

the eve of its demolition. It portrays everyday encounters of

the human comedy. In the resulting mosaic, each character

emerges clearly defined. The sum total of what they are

becomes a poignant, powerful call to America to restore itself.

Scene from Macbeth

Parents Cautioned - May be unsuitable for Children Under 14 Years

PIPPIN

April 24 - May 2, 2020

With an unforgettable score from musical theatre giant

Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's

journey to be extraordinary. Young Frankish Prince Pippin is

in search of the secret to true happiness. He seeks it in the

glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the

intrigues of political power. In the end, Pippin finds happiness

not in extraordinary endeavors, but in the unextraordinary

moments that happen every day.

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Partner Focus: Folsom Concert Association

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Folsom Concert Association:

In 1994, a group Folsom residents headed up by founder, Dick Merz, met around his kitchen

table to discuss putting together affordable concerts for citizens of Folsom and the surrounding

communities. In the spring of 1995, the Folsom Concert Association (FCA) incorporated as a 501(c)(3)

not-for-profit. Keeping the tradition alive, today the Association continues its dedication by bringing

affordable concerts of the highest quality to the greater Folsom area by contracting with national and

international talent to provide diverse genres of music for its patrons and guests. Besides providing

quality talent at affordable prices, FCA gives back to the community by providing scholarships and

an outreach program for students and seniors.

Outreach Program:

FCA's outreach program brings professional musical artists to senior citizens

who reside in residential assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities,

or memory care homes and who are unable to attend live concerts elsewhere.

It also brings musicians to students at their schools. FCA covers all of the costs

of these concerts! All this is done at no cost to the school or senior facilities.

Approximately 40 outreach programs a year are provided annually.

Scholarship Program:

The Folsom Concert Association provides Performing Arts Scholarships to university/college-bound high school

seniors seeking a career path in the entertainment arts. This includes vocal or instrumental performance, theatre

and/or film acting, theatre/film/music production, and/or business. Since 2011, the FCA has awarded 25 scholarships

totaling $38,000! 2019 Scholarship recipients: Ebar Mendoza received the $3,000 Steve & Doreen Mykytyn Emeritus

Scholarship. Elizabeth Aquino and Margaret Enriguez each received a $5,000 R.E. (Dick) Merz Emeritus Scholarship.

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Scholarship

Margaret Enriquez

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Scholarship

Ebar Mendoza

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Community Partners

Some of the most respected arts organizations in the region have made the Harris Center their home. These partners share the goal of improving the quality of life

in the region by providing access to more art for more audiences

Amas Musical Theatre, Bach to Rock, Balazs Rozsa, Bob Allen Music, Bud Forrest Entertainment, Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Carrera Productions, Classical

Masters Music Festival, Colin Regan, ConnectPoint Search Group, Danny Zelisko Presents Inc, Davis Chinese Film Festival Foundation, El Dorado Dance Academy, El Dorado

Hills Arts Association, El Dorado Musical Theatre, Emery Entertainment, Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Folsom Arts Association, Folsom Chamber of Commerce, Folsom

Concert Association, Folsom Lake Symphony, Folsom Piano Academy, Fudominal Productions, Gary Vecchiarelli Productions, He, the breath of God, Inductive Automation, Inspire

Choirs of America, Instituto Mazatlan Bellas Artes de Sacramento, Jacalyn Rae McNeil Piano Studio, Jake Ballentine, Joemoe Arts, Kids Helping Kids, Lenaea High School

Theatre Festival, Loa'a Foundation, Malko Performing Arts Academy, MindWinder Ltd, Music Beyond Borders, Music Teachers Association of California Sierra Chapter, Muzikal

Productions and Performing Arts, Northern California Dance Conservatory, Notre Dame Club of Sacramento, One Way Productions, Owenhouse Promotions, Pacific Institute

of Music, Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre, Placer Pops Chorale, Russian Ballet Theatre, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, Sacramento Blues Society, Sacramento Guitar

Society, Sacramento Master Singers, Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy, Sacramento Regional Association of Malayalees (SARGAM), SBL Entertainment, Silicon Andhra,

South Asian Heritage Arts in North America (SAHANA), Starbright Entertainment, The Academy of Indian Heritage, The Professional Voice, The VITA Academy,

Twin Lakes Food Bank, Vintage Grace, Voices of California, Wendy Palmer Piano Studio, Whippoorwill Arts

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Boz Scaggs

Out of the Blues Tour

Thursday, August 15, 2019; 7:30 pm

personalized mix of rock, blues, and R&B influences, along

with a signature style of ballads on such influential 70s

albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer

and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive

commercial breakthrough, reaching #2 and remaining on

the album charts for 115 weeks. It spawned three Top 40 hit

singles: "It's Over," "Lido Shuffle," and the Grammy-winning

"Lowdown." Subsequently, "We're All Alone” from that same

album, would become a #1 single for Rita Coolidge. Silk

Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and

Middle Man, and such hit singles as "Breakdown Dead Ahead,"

"Jo Jo" and "Look What You've Done to Me."

Despite his '70s successes, Scaggs spent much of the 1980s

out of the music-biz spotlight, traveling, opening a family

business, fathering young children and founding the San

Francisco nightclub, Slim's, He returned to the studio after

an eight-year hiatus and released, Other Roads, Some Change,

Dig, the Grammy-nominated Come on Home, the unplugged

Fade Into Light, the in-concert retrospective Greatest Hits

Live as well as a stint touring with Donald Fagen’s New York

Rock & Soul Review; all while continuing to maintain a loyal

audience in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in Japan. A pair

of albums of jazz standards, But Beautiful and Speak Low, the

latter topping the Billboard Jazz chart, demonstrated Scaggs'

stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and

the rhythm and bluesy A Fool to Care.

BIOGRAPHY

It's appropriate that Boz Scaggs' new album is Out of the

Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade

musical career.

"Music has been a constant companion and I'm feeling more

free with it than ever," Scaggs comments. "I feel like I've found

my voice through all these years, and I've gotten closer to

where I want to be with my approach."

Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1944, he

grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage

years immersed in the blues, R&B, and early rock 'n' roll. While

attending school in Dallas, he played in local combos. After

several years as a journeyman musician around Madison,

WI and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time traveling in Europe, the

Middle East and Asia, eventually settling in Stockholm where

he recorded the album Boz.

Returning to the U.S. in 1967, Scaggs joined the Steve Miller

Band in San Francisco, performing on that group's albums

Children of the Future and Sailor, before launching his solo

career with 1968's seminal Boz Scaggs LP, recorded in Muscle

Shoals, AL for Atlantic Records. Scaggs continued to mine a

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Nachito Herrera

From Bach to Havana

Friday, August 16, 2019; 7:30 pm

ABOUT

Nachito Herrera is one of the world’s great Cuban pianists. He blends jaw-dropping technique and rich, powerful soulfulness

in an amazing display of musical power and emotion. Herrera received a nod from the State of Minnesota in 2014 when he was

named an Immigrant of Distinction, and an American Heritage Award from the American Immigration Council, one of three

musicians in 2012 (along with Australian Tommy Emmanuel and South Korean Yura Lee) to receive this prestigious prize. (The

last Latin musician to receive the honor was Carlos Santana.)

Although he has been residing in Minnesota for the past few years, his renown is growing. He has played multiple times at

the pre-eminent piano festival in North America, the Gilmore Festival. In 2011, Herrera was part of a 40-city tour of American

performing arts centers and theaters as the pianist in the Afro-Cuban All Stars.

Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera’s talent was recognized early on; he performed Rachmaninoff’s "Piano Concerto No. 2" with the

Havana Symphony Orchestra at age 12. Herrera revisited that experience in October and November of 2012, appearing again

with the Havana Symphony and playing Rachmaninoff while on a tour of the US.

Combining Western Classical music with traditional Cuban rhythms, Herrera has been at the forefront of an exciting renaissance

in Cuban music. While in his twenties, Herrera took the job of Musical Director at the famous “Tropicana” nightclub in Cuba,

playing every night and deepening his repertoire. He spent the late 1990s touring with ¡Cubanismo!, serving as lead pianist,

arranger, and Music Director as they toured the world.

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Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Wednesday, August 21 2019; 7:30 pm

BIOGRAPHY

Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life.

Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden

Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College

in California. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes

scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed,

played rugby, and continued to write songs. After graduating

from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne

Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain. In 1965,

Kristofferson turned down an assignment to teach at West Point

and, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash,

moved to Nashville to pursue his music.

“When I was in the army, I was one of the few people outside of his

personal friends who knew about Willie Nelson,” Kristofferson

recalls. “I listened to a disc jockey who happened to be a Willie

fan. He would play Willie’s songs and talk about him all the time.

By the time I got to Nashville, he was a superhero to me. For

guys like me, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson were two gods we

worshipped. Then Willie and I got to be best friends. I came from

a position of idolizing him to finding out he’s the funniest son of

a bitch you could be around.”

After struggling in Music City for several years, Kristofferson

achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the

start of the 1970s. His songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me

Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Morning Coming Down,"

and "For the Good Times," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine

country songwriting. By 1987, it was estimated that more than

450 artists had recorded Kristofferson’s compositions.

His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful

career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the

attention of Hollywood, leading to his flourishing career as a film

actor. Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 films. In 1977 He

won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in A Star Is Born. He’s appeared

in cult favorites including the Blade trilogy, Lone Star, A Soldier’s

Daughter Never Cries, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Blume In

Love, Cisco Pike, and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Recent films

include Fast Food Nation, Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story, The

Jacket, Silver City, He’s Just Not That In To You, and Dolphin Tale.

Heralded as an artist’s artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner

has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson,

Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen.

Kristofferson has spent three decades performing concerts all

over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting,

which puts the focus on the songs. “There’s an honesty in the

sparseness. It feels like direct communication to the listener,”

he says. “I still have more fun when I’m with the band, but being

alone is freer, somehow. It’s like being an old blues guy, just

completely stripped away.”

Many would have hung their hat by now. Instead, Kristofferson

barely has paused for breath. He’s released several recent high

watermarks including the increasingly intimate A Moment of

Forever (1995), The Austin Sessions (1999) and This Old Road

(2006), and he produced some of his finest work with the deeply

personal Closer to the Bone (2009) and Feeling Mortal (2013).

Kristofferson has reached living legend status, but that hasn’t

changed or hindered his creativity. His current CD, The Cedar

Creek Sessions, was recorded live at Austin’s Cedar Creek

Recording Studio in June 2014. Released for Kristofferson’s 80th

birthday in 2016, the double-CD set is a snapshot of the legendary

songwriter in the twilight of his life. The Cedar Creek Sessions was

nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Americana Album in 2016.

In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member

of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious

Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was

honored with the American Veteran’s Association’s “Veteran of

the Year Award” in 2002. For Kristofferson’s 70th birthday in 2006,

his friends and admirers gifted him with a tribute CD, The Pilgrim:

A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson. Stars including Willie Nelson,

Russell Crowe, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Wilson, Rosanne Cash,

and Brian McKnight recorded 17 of Kristofferson’s compositions

for the tribute. In 2007, Kristofferson was honored with the

Johnny Cash Visionary Award from Country Music Television

and in 2009 BMI lauded Kristofferson with the Icon Award. He

received the Frances Preston Music Industry Award from the T.J.

Martell Foundation in March, 2012. In 2014, Kristofferson was

honored with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and the

PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.

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One Night of Queen

Thursday, August 22, 2019; 7:30 pm

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand

Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the

show's history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than

twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own

and in 2002 formed a band, The Works, to pay tribute to rock

legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’

have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa

and New Zealand to sold-out audiences. The outfit has also

twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of

a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a

spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and

showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.

GARY MULLINS (Lead Vocals)

Gary has been a lifelong Queen fan and has always been a keen

singer. His career as Freddie started in 2000, when his wife

and his mother secretly applied to the Granada TV show Stars

in Their Eyes. Gary won the overall "Live Grand Final,' polling

864,838 votes, more than double the runner-up and setting the

all-time record for votes on the show. Gary is featured in the

Stars in Their Eyes video, CD and book and has represented the

UK on Euro Stars in Their Eyes. After the television experience,

Gary performed as a solo artists but immediately started to

receive rave reviews and was encouraged by the audience

reaction. Therefore, in 2002, he created One Night of Queen

and formed his band, The Works. Since then, One Night of

Queen has gone from strength to strength and is one of the

hardest working bands in the land. For the last five years it

has consistently performed over 150 shows per year in a

variety of countries. Gary was personally invited by Brian

May to attend the Queen and Paul Rodgers show in Cardiff

and was thrilled to be introduced to Brian backstage after the

show. For the first time in Gary's life, he was left speechless

by the great man. Gary has recorded various voiceovers for

radio, television and computer games. He has recorded an

album of original material with long term song writing partner

Barry Kelly called Blood,Sweat and Beers, which is available

to purchase on iTunes. Gary keeps himself in shape by lifting

weights on the road and also enjoys practicing yoga. When he

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does get time off, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and

three children. Having already conquered the UK, Europe, USA

and New Zealand, Gary and One Night of Queen are looking to

explore new opportunities in South America, Asia and Australia

in the near future.

BILLY MOFFAT (Bass Guitar)

Billy Moffat started playing bass at the tender age of 10 and

is now firmly established as a quality player who is a popular

choice for session work. Billy, along with Davie Brockett, played

on the Frankie Miller tribute CD on the track As Good As Gone.

Billy lists his musical influences as Rush, Muse, Steeley Dan,

Jimi Hendrix, Chic and many, many more. When Billy is at home

he likes nothing more than cooking in his kitchen accompanied

with a bottle of red wine. Billy has recorded a solo album, which

is available to buy now on iTunes. The album is called BSides,

and features Gary Mullen on 3 tracks.

JON HALLIWELL (Drums)

Jon started playing around with drums at age 14, and took it

up seriously after his mother got him a drum kit for Christmas.

At 15, Jon and his neighbour Gary Mullen, started their first

band. The first rehearsal (in Gary's bedroom) was cut short by

the police because of excess volume during a spirited rendition

of Queen's "We Will Rock You." As well as playing live in many

places around the world, he has also spent time working with

a theatre production of a rock-opera. He has done extensive

recording work with various rock bands and is featured on

several albums, singles and music videos. Although recording

in a studio is great fun, Jon says that playing live and loud is

where he is most at home. Jon lists one of the highlights of his

career as standing on the Great Wall of China and realizing the

reason he was there was because he hits things with bits of

wood. When he's not rocking out, he likes to spend time with

family and friends or watching Kung fu movies.

DAVID BROCKETT (Lead Guitar and Vocals)

Davie Brockett was brought up in Glasgow and started playing

guitar at the age of 15. His work encompasses great breadth and

depth from jingles for radio and TV to music for film and video

games. His work was also included in a promotional multimedia

CD for the University of Glasgow. In 1998, he began "Planet 8,"

an original project which now includes a band, an album, a live

show, a website, and has resulted in a cult following in the U.K

and the Far East. He was mentioned in Total Guitar Magazine as

'One of Scotland’s best guitarists,' July 2001. David has done a

great deal of session work with various artists and production

companies including BBC Scotland, Craig Armstrong, ITV, SKY,

SONY and various radio stations nationwide. Much of the music

from his guitar instrumental album Planet 8 has been used

on TV Shows and commercials worldwide and is available

to purchase through iTunes etc. Davie has his own music

production company, "Planet 8 Productions" in Glasgow, and

recently completed the music for the BAFTA award-winning TV

series Raven. Raven, which ran for 10 seasons, and a further

three spinoff series.

MALCOLM GENTLES (Keyboards)

Malcolm was brought up in a musical family and started playing

the violin at the age of five. He went on to study at the acclaimed

Chethams School Of Music in Manchester when he was just

nine years old. It was after his time at Chethams, while at

music college, that Malcolm developed his interest in piano —

studying jazz, arranging and popular music while also gigging

as a drummer in clubs and theatres in the evenings. Malcolm

formed his own band in 1990, and gigs have taken him around

the world, backing artists and performing on most of the major

cruise lines. Alongside running his own band, Malcolm has

always kept time aside for other projects — freelancing as

a keyboard player/musical director and studio musician. He

has had the pleasure of working with many varied artists and

has been involved with musical projects for the BBC, Yorkshire

Television and Channel 4. Malcolm has also had the privilege

of performing for the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and

the Duchess of Kent. He notes, "when I'm not touring, I just

enjoy my time at home — a few glasses of wine with friends

and plenty of good food."

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Jeffrey Siegel: Keyboard Conversations®

Mozart and Haydn - Humor and Heartache

Saturday, August 24, 2019; 7:30 pm

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WARM ROMANTIC MUSIC FROM THE COLD FAR NORTH

Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 pm

A smorgasbord of musical delights! Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Sibelius.

THE GLORY OF BACH

Saturday, January 11, 2020; 7:30 pm

Spellbinding, transformative works of one of the world's most beloved composers. The joyous G Major Partita, the romantic

Chromatic Fantasy, and the exhilarating Italian Concerto.

BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT – A MUSICAL FRIENDSHIP

Thursday, April 9, 2020; 7:30 pm

The "Moonlight Sonata" of Beethoven, the enchanting A Major Sonata of Schubert, and their respective short Bagatelles and

Musical Moments.

(Program subject to change without notice)

(Programs Subject To Change)

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BIOGRAPHY

American pianist JEFFREY SIEGEL has been soloist with

the world's great orchestras. Abroad, these include the

Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonic

and Philharmonia, Moscow State Symphony, Munich’s

Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Philharmonic Orchestras of

Amsterdam and Oslo, as well as Stockholm, the Orchestra

of La Scala and NHK Symphony of Japan. In the United States,

engagements have included the New York Philharmonic,

Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra,

The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and

Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Siegel has collaborated

with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time: Sir

Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi, James Levine,

Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson

Thomas, and David Zinman, as well as legendary maestros

of the past, including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Lorin

Maazel, Eugene Ormandy, Sir George Solti, William Steinberg,

Klaus Tennstedt and Yevgeny Svetlanov.

In addition to his solo appearances, Jeffrey Siegel presents

Keyboard Conversations®, a brilliantly polished concertwith-commentary

that combines captivating comments with

virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. The concert

concludes with a lively Q & A. New listeners discover an

informal, entertaining and instantly accessible introduction

to the magnificent piano repertoire. Long-running series

flourish in London, as well as in numerous American cities,

among them New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis,

Palm Desert, Dallas, Denver and Washington, D. C. The

enthusiasm and loyalty of Jeffrey Siegel’s audiences are

heartwarming. In 2018-19, the Scottsdale series celebrated

its fortieth consecutive season and the Chicago series

marked its fiftieth!

Piano (Random House Audio Publishing Group); Music for the

Young – and Young at Heart (WFMT Radio, Chicago); American

Pianistic Treasures (WEDU, Tampa), and Spellbinding Bach.

Born into a musical family, Jeffrey Siegel studied with Rudolf

Ganz in his native Chicago, with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne

at The Juilliard School and, as a Fulbright Scholar, with Ilona

Kabos in London. Mr. Siegel and his wife live in New York and

have two grown children and three grandchildren.

“An achievement of a sort seldom heard.”

The New York Times

"…a pianist with a bravura technique and a big, gorgeous

sound…and when the artist himself offers the inside scoop,

the musical experience becomes vastly more personal."

The Denver Post

“Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical

sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense

reserves of power, and the ability to communicate.”

Los Angeles Times

Please Follow at:

facebook.com/JeffreySiegelsKeyboardConversations

Website: www.keyboardconversations.com

Jeffrey Siegel is a Steinway artist.

Mr. Siegel has appeared on Oprah Radio’s “Dr. Oz Show,” as

guest of host and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and author

and co-host Dr. Michael Roizen. In addition, he has been

a frequent guest on the popular BBC program In Tune in

London. Keyboard Conversations® ~ Piano Treasures, a Time

Life production, has been broadcast by PBS to more than 150

cities nationwide, and is now available on DVD. CD releases

include The Romantic Music of Chopin; The Miracle of Mozart,

recorded live in London; The Power and Passion of Beethoven;

The Romanticism of the Russian Soul and The Romance of the

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Presented in Cooperation with DANNY ZELISKO PRESENTS

Justin Hayward

All The Way, And More Tour

Tuesday, August 27, 2019; 7:30 pm

ABOUT

Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music

and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has

been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist,

lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an

enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which

he has worked. Over the last forty-five years, the band has

sold fifty-five million albums and received numerous awards.

Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical

acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as

innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number

of fellow artists. The band was inducted in to the Rock and

Roll Hall of Fame class of 2018.

Having started the ball rolling as a songwriter in his own

right with a couple of solo singles, he joined the Moody Blues

in the summer of 1966. Hitting his stride immediately with

the single ‘Fly Me High,’ he followed it up with the classic hit

songs ‘Nights in White Satin’ and ‘Tuesday Afternoon’ from

the seminal album Days of Future Past. This album went on

to become a favorite of the NASA astronauts and was taken

aboard the Atlantis shuttle space craft by Chief astronaut

“Hoot” Gibson on many missions.

The hits kept coming as Justin created other classic, era and

genre-defining hits ‘Question’, ‘The Voice,’ ‘I Know You’re Out

There Somewhere,’ and ‘Your Wildest Dreams.’ These laid

the foundation for the incredible success story of the Moody

Blues — as well as his solo work — which continues to this day.

When the Moody Blues took a break from touring in 1975,

Justin worked on the Blue Jays album, followed by the hit

single ‘Blue Guitar’ (recorded with the members of 10cc).

Although the Moodies continued to record and tour at the

highest level, Justin also found time to create several solo

albums: Songwriter, Night Flight, Moving Mountains and The

View From the Hill.

Proving that he could write massive hits outside of the Moody

Blues, Justin hit the Top Ten globally in 1978 with 'Forever

Autumn’ — created for Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds album.

Becoming, even for a writer of his stature, a signature song,

this was the spur to him taking to the stage – for five years,

from 2005 – 2010, and starring in the spectacular live stadium

production.

In the 1980s he was made a member of the famous ‘SODS’

(The Society of Distinguished Songwriters) and in 2012, he

was elected ‘King SOD.’ He also collaborated in 1989 with Mike

Batt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded the

album Classic Blue.

Whilst releasing solo albums and DVDs and working on many

different projects, including new solo recordings, Justin

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continues to tour with the Moody Blues all across the world.

Justin records in Italy and France of which he says, “Spending

time making music in a beautiful place with your friends is

every songwriter’s dream. His latest album of new songs

Spirits Of The Western Sky — for Eagle Rock — was followed

by several solo tours, and most recently a ‘live in concert’ DVD

Spirits…Live, which reached #1 on the Billboard Video chart.

“My acoustic solo tours give the perfect balance to the big

production of the Moody Blues concerts. I’m so lucky to have

both.” His live solo show was a very successful PBS special

airing 2016-2017.

He is consistently touring the globe with The Moody Blues,

and as a solo artist — accompanied by Julie Ragins, and Mike

Dawes, one of a new generation of young exceptional and

gifted guitar players.

“I have spent most of my life, so far, on the road,” says Justin.

“Playing live and creating a small piece of magic in a room

is like a drug to me, one that I never want to give up.” His is

a talent that has helped soundtrack more than a generation

and created a legacy that remains undimmed.

written for the world’s best-selling music magazines and in

addition to his solo work, currently performs alongside and in

support of the legendary frontman of The Moody Blues, Justin

Hayward, the debut live DVD of which entered the US Billboard

charts at #2.

Musicians including John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Gotye, Billy

Sheehan and James Valentine (Maroon 5) have all spoken of

their admiration towards Mike’s work.

About Danny Zelisko Presents

Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to the Southwest since

1974. He founded the legendary Evening Star Productions in

1976, helping make the Southwest a viable stop on most

contemporary tours, producing thousands of shows over the

years. Danny proudly partnered Grateful Dead shows with Bill

Graham Presents in Phoenix and Las Vegas in the 80s and 90s.

SPECIAL GUEST

MIKE DAWES is hailed as one

of the world’s finest and most

creative modern fingerstyle

guitar performers.

His acclaimed solo music has

gained over 15 million hits on

popular video sharing sites and since the release of his debut

album in 2013, he has toured almost every continent on the

planet, with an average of 150 concerts per year.

Mike needs to be seen live to be believed. His ability to create

the most unusual tones and textures simultaneously from a

single acoustic guitar leaves fellow musicians stunned. Bass,

melody, harmony and percussion all seamlessly produced

using his signature technical yet intrinsically musical guitar

technique.

His show is not just for guitar fans however, his entertaining

and humorous rapport transcends the traditional guitar

concert. Extraordinary virtuosity meets Monty Python as a

one-man rock show.

Mike has recorded with and taught multiple grammy winning

artists, appeared on film and TV soundtracks, released apps,

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FLC Speaker Series: Dr. Adam Steltzner

How Curiousity Changed My Life

Tuesday, September 5, 2019; 7:30 pm

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Team Leader & Chief Engineer EDL (Entry, Descent and Landing), NASA Mars Rover Curiosity, and Author

With a rock star's presence, a storyteller's gift and a PhD in engineering physics, award-winning rocket scientist Adam Steltzner

is simultaneously recognized as one of NASA’s most brilliant engineers and most unique individuals.

At 20, he was an aspiring rock star, on his way home from a gig, when he noticed that the constellation of Orion had shifted from

where it was hours before. That was all it took to spark his curiosity and desire to know everything about the laws that govern

the universe, leading him to return to school, earning a PhD. By 35, he was an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

For ten years, Steltzner led a team of engineers inventing, designing, testing and retesting the revolutionary “sky crane”

landing system that successfully placed the Mars rover Curiosity, on the Martian surface in 2012. Five-times heavier than its

predecessors, Curiosity required an entirely new landing system for the perilous 7-minute phase when the one-ton rover —

entering Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph — must stop fully on the surface. Since then, he’s been awarded honors ranging

from the Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award in technology, to GQ Magazine’s Spaceman of the Year.

With a unique, exciting and inspiring narrative, Steltzner discusses the power of human curiosity and the importance of fostering

a culture of collaborative innovation, provng that with the Right Kind of Crazy, we can significantly expand boundaries and

achieve the impossible. His insight and journey are captured in his book, The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork,

Leadership and High Stakes Innovation.

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Boleros de Noche

Featuring Los Panchos and Trio Ellas

An Ánimo! Production

Friday, September 20, 2019; 7 pm

Los Panchos is one of the most famous Latin American

musical acts of the 20th century. They have sold millions of

records and appeared in countless films. Some of their finest

recordings were made in collaboration with female vocalists,

notably American singer Eydie Gorme, but also Argentinians

Estela Raval and María Martha Serra Lima.

Based in Mexico City, the trio is now led by Gabriel "Gaby"

Vargas Aguilar, the adopted son of original member Alfredo

Gil, who plays requinto guitar (like his father) and is keeping

their classic repertoire alive.

Boleros De Noche is a musical and cultural experience that

seeks to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin American bolero

music history, and it’s quickly garnering multi-generational

audiences who enjoy and partake in this musical experience.

https://www.facebook.com/lospanchosoficial/

IG: triolospanchosoficial

Video: https://youtu.be/jZeAs9PfSIY

Curated by its founder Roberto Carlos, a young Los Angelesbased

artist/promoter who has committed his musical

journey to bolero music and its traditions, this edition of

Boleros De Noche is a celebration of boleros from Mexico

and will feature the Mexican bolero icons Los Panchos and

the Mexican-American Latin Grammy nominees Trio Ellas.

Evoking the bohemian spirit of boleros, this magical evening

will be filled with nostalgia and love.

LOS PANCHOS

The quintessential Latin trio romántico internationally renowned

for their boleros, Los Panchos was formed in New York City in

1944 by Mexicans Alfredo “El Güero” Gil and Chucho Navarro,

and Puerto Rican Hernando Avilés. The trio's innovative format,

which became a standard of the genre, features three voices

and three guitars, as well as Gil's distinctive use of the Mexican

requinto guitar for all the lead parts.

TRIO ELLAS

Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that

comes from traditional mariachi roots tempered by the melting

pot of musical styles and genres that is the Los Angeles music

scene. The trio's debut album Con Ustedes earned them a

nomination for a 2012 Latin Grammy. The young trio is

composed of Suemy Gonzalez (violin and vocals), a graduate

of USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music; Nelly Cortez

(guitarron and vocals), a fourth generation mariachi musician

and recreational pilot; and Stephanie Amaro (guitar and vocals),

a versatile musician who performs and records in genres

ranging from electronica to mariachi.

Their current single is titled “California en Sueños.” Their high

level of musical proficiency has allowed them to circumvent

stereotypes and work at a world class level, with an impressive

track record that includes recordings for artists such as

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Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances

with a myriad of top artists ranging from Mariachi Vargas de

Tecalitlan to Mariachi El Bronx.

Trio Ellas Video: https://youtu.be/Hbpbz1QyMIw

http://www.trioellas.com

IG: Trioellas

Also coming to the Harris Center this season:

Mexico Beyond Mariachi

Sugar Skull!

A Dia de Los Muertos

Musical Adventure

November 15, 2019

7:30 pm

ABOUT BOLEROS DE NOCHE AND ÁNIMO PRODUCTION

L.A. cultural promotor Roberto Carlos founded Ánimo

Production and launched the Boleros De Noche music series in

Los Angeles in an effort to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin

American bolero music history. The series is committed to

the coordination of quality cultural events that convene an

intergenerational audience to share live bolero music.

Since its launch, Boleros De Noche has presented 13 highly

successful concerts featuring international and local artists.

Trio romántico bolero music features the guitar, the complex

instrumentation of a requinto (a smaller guitar typically tuned

a fifth higher than a standard guitar), romantic lyrics and lush

harmonies. It is considered by many to be the most romantic

music genre of Latin America. The genre originated in Cuba

in 1883 but gained international notoriety once the music

reached Mexico in the 1940s.

Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento

Posada Navideña

December 13, 2019

7:30 pm

Carrera Productions

Los Lobos

45th Anniversary Tour

January 4, 2020

8 pm

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de Mèxicode Silvia Lozano

February 3, 2020

February 4, 2020

7:30 pm

The Harris Center is proud to partner with Ánimo Production

to bring such concerts to Northern California.

Follow Us: Instagram & Twitter: @bolerosdenoche

Email: info@animoproduction.com

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Cirque Mei

Saturday, September 21, 2019; 2 & 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 22, 2019; 2 pm

Columbia Artists Presents

Cirque Mei

Producer: Tim Fox

Elite Circus Artists and Acrobats from the Hebei Province, China

ABOUT

From The People's Republic of China, Hebei Province, Cirque Mei features traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a

colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts.

The performance, featuring a company of 40 elite circus artists and acrobats, includes many of the most popular Chinese circus

routines including Hoops Diving, Lion Dance, Collective Bicycle Skills, Flying Meteors, Foot Juggling with Umbrellas, Female

Contortion, and Ladder Balancing Act.

The troupe was founded in 1976 and supports a community of over 130 circus performers who tour throughout China and the world.

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PROGRAM

1. Opening: Balancing Skills on Ladder and the Charming of Peking

Opera

The Chinese acrobatic balancing act requires solid basic

techniques. This program adopts the traditional Chinese Peking

opera elements which provide the reference of character roles,

such as the strong and powerful image Wusheng (a man with

martial skills, or a warrior), the slim and slender image of Qingyi (a

woman with a strict moral code) and Huadan (a vivacious woman).

Their footwork (theatrical stage walk) and sleeve dance will also

impress the audience. The base artist balances the ladder, with 2

layers on his shoulder, and a vase on the head of the top artist. The

3 artists will jump stairs and do a series of difficult tricks together.

The Act won the Silver Lion Prize at the 15th China Wuqiao Int’l

Circus Festival in 2015 and the Silver Elephant Prize at the 6th

Spanish Figueres Int’l Circus Festival in 2017.

Performers: Miao Deyu, Yang Meixu, and others

2. Solo Pole

With the rhythm of music, the artist does a series of difficult handbalancing

tricks on the pole. The act presents the combination of

strength and beauty.

Performer: Zhang Zihao

3. Diabolo Girls

This is a very Chinese performance. The audience will be pleased

by the lovely girls who play diabolos with light and graceful

gestures accompanied by the bright rhythm of background music.

Performers: Gao Yurong, Yang Meixu, Pan Yuanyuan, and others

4. Hats Juggling in Rhythm

With the Jazz-melody music, the artists juggle with straw hats with

throwing tricks, especially doing tricks on the human-pyramidbuilding.

Performers: Liu Leilei, Wang Hao, and others

5. Umbrellas - Foot Juggling Girls

It rains in mist and the breeze animates the bamboo leaves. There

is a bridge with flowing water and a house in the distance. What a

Southern China’s landscape painting! With an umbrella in hand, a

group of graceful and charming Southern China girls dance on the

stage. Their nimble feet spin the umbrellas skillfully and steadily.

The act won the Gold Lion Prize at the 11th China Wuqiao Int’l

Circus Festival in 2007, the Silver Prize at the 29th French Cirque

de Demain Festival in 2008 and the Bronze Prize at the 11th Italian

Latina Int’l Circus Festival in 2009.

Performer: Liu Dan, Chang Qing, Cao Meizhuo, and others

6. Hoop-diving

The talented boys stand in no fear of difficulty, defy hardship and

danger, and have the courage to challenge. They do different tricks

of back handspring, backward somersault, full turn, double layout

and etc. until a boy passing through a 6-layer-hoop as the final

trick. The act won the Silver Lion Prize at the 8th China Wuqiao Int’l

Circus Festival in 2001, the Gold Prize at the 4th Hungry Budapest

Int’l Circus Festival in 2008 and the Gold Prize at the 24th French

Cirque de Demain Festival in 2003.

Performers: Wang Hao, Wang Xisen, Zhao Wenquan, and others

Intermission

1. Lion Dance

The Lion Dance is one of the most widely spread folk dance in China.

Lion is the king of animals. In Chinese tradition, lion is regarded

as a mascot which can bring good luck and happiness. All the

acrobatic artists come from Hebei province which is named as the

hometown of the Lion Dance. By the high-skilled movements, the

strong lions vividly show their majestic-looking image and figure

on the stage. It was an awarded act at China National Acrobatic

Festival and China Wuqiao Int’l Circus Festival.

Performers: Li Ming, Liu Liangliang, and others

2. Plates Spinning and Ballet on Shoulders

Holding plates with poles of 3-foot-long and thin as pencils, a group

of girls spin plates with light and graceful dance, and perform

variety of tricks, movements and poses. Ballet on Shoulder is a

good combination of the Chinese acrobatic art and the Western

art element — Ballet.

Performers: Yang Xuan, Du Jingru

3. Happy Chef

The comic and humorous chef and waiter have a tacit cooperation

with each other. They do the juggling tricks with pans, ladles and

plates, presenting their sensational and outstanding skills.

Performers: Xu Qingjun, Wang Jiahao

4. Foot Juggling with Jars and Tables

Each Chinese acrobatic artist has his/her own special skills. By

their feet, two skillful girls doing the spinning, passing, tossing

and catching tricks with tables and big jars smoothly and steadily.

Performers: Liu Lingling, Cui Chengshan

5. Flying Meteors

Dancing and moving swiftly with enthusiasm and energy, each of

the artists spins the meteors tied to both ends of a rope and throws

them up in the air and catches. The act amazes the audience like

seeing the meteors in the night sky. It is an awarded act at China

Wuhan Int’l Circus Festival, Monte Carlo Young Acrobats’ Festival

and Hungry Budapest Int’l Circus Festival.

Performers: Wang Xisen, Wang Hao, and others

6. Adagio Duo

The two boys perform the act with amazing physical acrobatic

tricks.

Performers: Wang Zhiqiang, Liu Jinsheng

7. Bicycle Girls

A group of girls in red costume, ride bicycles on the stage, as swift

as swallows. They do tricks on two bicycles or on several bicycles.

The climax will be the lotus-blooming pose and the peacockflaunting-its-tail

pose on one bicycle. It will bring good memories to

all of the audience. In 2017, it won the Gold Chrysanthemum Prize

at the 10th China National Acrobatic Festival and the Honorary Gold

Lion Prize at the 16th China Wuqiao Int’l Circus Festival.

Performers: Yang Meixu, Yao Jiawen, and others

8. Finale: All Artists

Back up act for rotation:

1. Contortion Girls

The act is gracefully created and choreographed. The girls show

the audience the beautiful and elegant images of sculptures with

their flexible skills.

Performers: Liu Xinyi, Yangxuan, and others

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The Greatest Love of All:

A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids

Tuesday, September 24, 2019; 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 25, 2019; 7:30 pm

Harris Center and Showtime Australia present

and as a session vocalist in the US for such artists as The

Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill.

However, the link between Belinda and Whitney was so strong

that it actually hindered her rise as a solo artist overseas; she

encountered resistance from record labels who were unsure

how to work with her because she looked and sounded so

much like Houston.

But, in 2013, fate knocked and what had once been a challenge

for her, was now to be a blessing - Belinda beat almost 15,000

other hopefuls to become the Principal Vocalist and marquee

star of Showtime Australia’s newest stage production The

Greatest Love of All, a celebratory concert in tribute to Whitney

Houston.

BIOGRAPHY

For accomplished South African songstress Belinda Davids,

her role in The Greatest Love of All starring Belinda Davids is

a serendipitous culmination to her life-long connection with

Whitney Houston.

Growing up as a young ‘coloured’ girl in South Africa in the

turbulent 80s, dreaming not only of a singing career but of

respect and dignity as an artist, a woman and a human, Whitney

Houston was a symbol of hope to Belinda.

Their similar musical backgrounds — both exposed largely

to R&B and gospel as children and both taught to sing in the

church — meant Belinda was innately drawn to Houston’s

musical style also. From the earliest seeds of Belinda’s career

when she began singing professionally at age 14, Houston’s

influence was omnipresent; “I think I’ve sung at least one

Houston song in almost every live show I’ve ever performed,”

says Belinda.

In her young adulthood, Belinda’s extraordinary, untrained

voice allowed her to carve out a successful career as a RiSA

chart-topping solo artist in her home country of South Africa

Belinda felt destined: “I’ve essentially prepared my whole life

for this show and I feel privileged to be able to honor Whitney

in such a way.”

Now after six years touring almost exclusively with The

Greatest Love of All and building it into an international hit,

Belinda counts appearances on Fox TV’s Showtime at the

Apollo and BBC TV’s Even Better Than the Real Thing among

her career highlights, along with working with the National

Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, performing at London’s

iconic Hammersmith Apollo theatre, and gaining viral views

of some of her performance videos (over 12 million views and

counting).

Plans for 2019 include confirmed tours with The Greatest Love

of All in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, a much-anticipated

return to the US and

orchestral concerts

in the UK and

South Africa,

along with,

undoubtedly,

more highlights

and achievements to come.

Not associated with the Estate of Whitney Houston

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20th Anniversary Tour — Encore Presentation

Friday, September 27, 2019; 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 28, 2019; 2 & 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 29, 2019; 1 & 6:30 pm

WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

presents

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Jonathan Larson

Set Design Costume Design Lighting Design Sound Design

Paul Clay

Angela Wendt

Jonathan Spencer

Keith Caggiano

Original Concept &

Musical Arrangements Additional Lyrics Dramaturg

Steve Skinner

Billy Aronson

Lynn M. Thompson

Musical Direction Set Design Adaptation Production Stage Manager

Mark Binns

Matthew E. Maraffi

Tour Marketing Associate Associate

Casting & Press Director Choreographer

Wojcik | Seay Casting Allied Touring Trey Ellett MiRi Park

Production Manager General Manager Company Manager

Rhys Williams Anièle Fortin Kerrick Dougherty

Music Supervision and

Additional Arrangements

Tim Weil

Choreography

Marlies Yearby

Directed by

Evan Ensign

Based on Original Direction by

Michael Greif

Originally produced on Broadway by

Jeffrey Seller Kevin McCollum

Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop

EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION by THE BOOKING GROUP

www.thebookinggroup.com

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CAST

(in order of appearance)

Roger Davis........................................................................................................................................................................COLEMAN CUMMINGS

Mark Cohen.................................................................................................................................................................................... CODY JENKINS

Tom Collins..................................................................................................................................................................................... SHAFIQ HICKS

Benjamin Coffin III...............................................................................................................................................................JUAN LUIS ESPINAL

Joanne Jefferson..........................................................................................................................................................SAMANTHA MBOLEKWA

Angel Schunard.......................................................................................................................................................................JOSHUA TAVARES

Mimi Marquez............................................................................................................................................................................... AIYANA SMASH

Maureen Johnson.................................................................................................................................................................KELSEE SWEIGARD

Mark’s Mom and others.................................................................................................................................................................. LEXI GREENE

Christmas Caroler, Mr. Jefferson, Pastor and others.................................................................................................BENJAMIN H. MOORE

Mrs. Jefferson, Woman with Bags and others....................................................................................................................... RAYLA GARSKE

Gordon, The Man, Mr. Grey and others............................................................................................................................... MICHAEL FERLITA

Steve, Man with Squeegee, a Waiter and others................................................................................................................JAMES SCHOPPE

Paul and others.............................................................................................................................................................................. ZARE ANGUAY

Alexi Darling, Roger’s Mom and others...................................................................................................................................... YSABEL JASA

UNDERSTUDIES

Swings and understudies never substitute for listed performers

unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the appearance.

for Roger—MICHAEL FERLITA, STEPHEN ROCHET LOPEZ

for Mark—MICHAEL FERLITA, KEVIN STEVENS

for Tom Collins—BENJAMIN H. MOORE, JASON TYLER SMITH

for Benny—ZARE ANGUAY, JASON TYLER SMITH

for Joanne—RAYLA GARSKE, YSABEL JASA, CARLINA PARKER

for Angel—ZARE ANGUAY, JAMES SCHOPPE

for Mimi—CAIRA ASANTÉ LAKOTA, CARLINA PARKER

for Maureen—LEXI GREENE, CAIRA ASANTÉ LAKOTA

SWINGS

CAIRA ASANTÉ LAKOTA, STEPHEN ROCHET LOPEZ,

CARLINA PARKER, JASON TYLER SMITH, KEVIN STEVENS

DANCE CAPTAIN

JAMES SCHOPPE

ORCHESTRA

Conductor/Keyboards—MARK BINNS

Assistant Conductor/Keyboards/Guitar—PAUL O’KEEFE

Guitar—DAVID MALACHOWSKI

Bass—JORDAN RICHARDS

Drums—JEFF SNIDER

The photographing or sound recording of any performance or the possession of any device or such photographing or sound

recording inside this theater, without the written permission of the management, is prohibited by law. Violators may be punished

by ejection and violations may render the offender liable for money damages.

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CAST

ZARE

ANGUAY

COLEMAN

CUMMINGS

JUAN LUIS

ESPINAL

MICHAEL

FERLITA

RAYLA

GARSKE

LEXI

GREENE

SHAFIQ

HICKS

YSABEL

JASA

CODY

JENKINS

CAIRA ASANTÉ

LAKOTA

STEPHEN ROCHET

LOPEZ

SAMANTHA

MBOLEKWA

BENJAMIN H.

MOORE

CARLINA

PARKER

JAMES

SCHOPPE

AIYANA

SMASH

JASON

TYLER SMITH

KEVIN

STEVENS

KELSEE

SWEIGARD

JOSHUA

TAVARES

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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE

“Tune Up/Voice Mail #1”..................................................................................................................Mark, Roger, Mrs. Cohen, Collins, Benny

“Rent”.................................................................................................................................................................................................The Company

“You Okay Honey?”..........................................................................................................................................................................Angel, Collins

“One Song Glory”.......................................................................................................................................................................................... Roger

“Light My Candle”...............................................................................................................................................................................Roger, Mimi

“Voice Mail #2”..................................................................................................................................................................Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson

“Today 4 U”.....................................................................................................................................................................................................Angel

“You’ll See”...................................................................................................................................................Benny, Mark, Collins, Roger, Angel

“Tango: Maureen”............................................................................................................................................................................Mark, Joanne

“Life Support”..........................................................................................................................................................Paul, Gordon, The Company

“Out Tonight”.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Mimi

“Another Day”........................................................................................................................................................... Roger, Mimi, The Company

“Will I?”..............................................................................................................................................................................................The Company

“On the Street”.................................................................................................................................................................................The Company

“Santa Fe”....................................................................................................................................................................Collins and The Company

“I’ll Cover You”..................................................................................................................................................................................Angel, Collins

“We’re Okay”................................................................................................................................................................................................ Joanne

“Christmas Bells”............................................................................................................................................................................The Company

“Over the Moon”....................................................................................................................................................................................... Maureen

“La Vie Bohème/I Should Tell You”...............................................................................................................................................The Company

ACT TWO

Seasons of Love”............................................................................................................................................................................The Company

“Happy New Year/Voice Mail #3”........................................................................................................Mimi, Roger, Mark, Maureen, Joanne,

Collins, Angel, Mrs. Cohen, Alexi Darling, Benny

“Take Me or Leave Me”............................................................................................................................................................ Maureen, Joanne

“Without You”.......................................................................................................................................................................................Roger, Mimi

“Voice Mail #4”...................................................................................................................................................................................Alexi Darling

“Contact”............................................................................................................................................................................................The Company

“I’ll Cover You” (Reprise).................................................................................................................................................. Collins, The Company

“Halloween”..................................................................................................................................................................................................... Mark

“Goodbye, Love”.......................................................................................................... Mark, Mimi, Roger, Maureen, Joanne, Collins, Benny

“What You Own”........................................................................................................................................ Pastor, Mark, Collins, Benny, Roger

“Voice Mail #5”..........................................................................................................Roger’s mom, Mimi’s mom, Mr. Jefferson, Mrs. Cohen

“Your Eyes/Finale”.............................................................................................................................................................. Roger, The Company

Film by Daniel Brodie

“White Christmas” used by arrangement with the Irving Berlin Music Company; “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, used

by permission of Casa David and New Hidden Valley Music. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells, used by

permission of Edwin H. Morris & Company, a division of MPL Communications Inc. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” written by Johnny Marks, used by permission

of St. Nicholas Music Inc.

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ZARE ANGUAY (Ensemble, Paul, u/s Angel, u/s Benny). Born

and raised in Hawai’i, Zare Anguay makes his professional

debut in this production of Rent! He sends his deepest aloha

to all that have helped him get to this moment: Mom, Dad,

his three brothers and five sisters, Mr. Bright, Marcelo, Allan,

and family and friends. “God bless!”

COLEMAN CUMMINGS (Roger Davis). National Tour debut!

Regional credits include Next to Normal (Gabe), Heathers: The

Musical (Goth) and Mamma Mia! (Ensemble). He would love to

thank his amazing family and friends, as well as Jonathan

for all their love and support. Instagram: @colemansteele6.

JUAN LUIS ESPINAL (Benjamin Coffin III) Excited to be revisiting

Benny after playing the role in Spanish in his home country, the

Dominican Republic. Helen Hayes Awards nominee (Usnavi,

In the Heights). “This goes to my family, my boyfriend, to my

amazing agents at Avalon Artist Group and to you for sharing

your love with us!”

MICHAEL FERLITA (Ensemble, Gordon, u/s Roger, u/s Mark)

is a Sayreville native making his tour debut. Theater: Padre;

Man of La Mancha; Compass Rose; Joseph, Joseph…, PIP at NJ

State Theater; Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde); SWMHS (Paper

Mill Rising Star Award). Television: PBS “Broadway or

Bust.” Cruises: Principal Vocalist, Viking Cruises. Thank you

Worklight and Wojcik | Seay. Instagram: @mferlitadude.

RAYLA GARSKE (Ensemble, Mrs. Jefferson, Seasons of

Love Soloist, u/s Joanne). Thrilled to be joining the cast

of Rent in her professional debut and first National Tour.

B.F.A. graduate from AMDA College. Regional: Dynamite

in PVPA’s Hairspray. Film: Diana in Playing with Beethoven.

Sending love to her team at KMR, friends and family.

Instagram:@raylagarske.

LEXI GREENE (Ensemble, Mrs. Cohen, u/s Maureen) is so

ecstatic to be making her National Tour debut! She was

most recently seen in the world premiere of Click at

Simpatico Theatre. B.F.A. in musical theater from UARTS

(’19). Huge thanks to Wojcik-Seay Casting! “Love to my

family for their continuous support! Please check out

LexiGreene.com! 3:33.”

SHAFIQ HICKS (Tom Collins) is from Philadelphia and studies

voice at Temple University. This is his first tour. As a vocalist, he

has sung background for Estelle, Andrea Bocelli and Aretha

Franklin. Theater credits include Songs for a New World (Man

2), Pippin (Charles), The Wiz (Lion), The 25th…Spelling Bee

(Mitch Mahoney).

WHO’S WHO in the CAST

YSABEL JASA (Ensemble, Alexi Darling, Mrs. Davis, u/s

Joanne) (she/them) is thankful to be joining the Rent family!

Select credits: A Chorus Line (China premiere), Wig Out! (nom.

Helen Hayes Best Choreo.), Henry VI (Asst. Fight Choreo, nom.

Drama Desk). Thanks to Wojcik|Seay Casting and Gregg. Love

to Mom, Pop, Paolo and Angelo. B.F.A. NSB, NYU/Tisch.

Instagram:@yzjasa.

CODY JENKINS (Mark Cohen) is a Texas native living out

his dreams as Mark in his second year with the 20th

Anniversary Tour! B.F.A. in acting from Texas State

University. “Huge thanks to his friends and family, Up and On

Productions, Wojcik/Seay Casting and to you for joining us.”

Instagram:@chefboycodyyy.

CAIRA ASANTÉ LAKOTA (Swing, u/s Mimi, u/s Maureen)

is ecstatic to be part of Rent as her first National/

International Tour. Most recently, she travelled the world

singing onboard Celebrity Cruise Line ships. She wants to

thank her family and friends, Sean Matthew Whiteford,

Wojcik|Seay Casting and the entire Rent tour team.

Instagram:@cairaasantelakota.

STEPHEN ROCHET LOPEZ (Male Swing, u/s Roger). National

Tour: Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary. Regional favorites: Nine,

Into the Woods, Sister Act, Joseph…Technicolor Dreamcoat.

B.F.A., UCF. All the love to Wojcik Seay and the Rent team!

Instagram: @stephenrochet.

SAMANTHA MBOLEKWA (Joanne Jefferson) is a proud

Canadian making her international/ national tour debut with

Rent! Samantha trained at The Young Americans College of

Performing Arts. After a year at sea with NCL, Samantha

began performing at Disneyland. “Thank you to Wojcik/Seay

Casting, Pantera/Murphy The Agency, family and friends, and

my hubby, Jimmy!”

BENJAMIN H. MOORE (Ensemble, Mr. Jefferson, Preacher,

u/s Collins) is thrilled to make his tour debut with the 20th

anniversary of Rent! Regional credits: The First Noel (True

Colors Theatre), Once On This Island (GET), The Wiz (GLOW),

West Side Story (GLOW), Hot Mikado (GLOW). B.M. Furman

University, M.M. Peabody Conservatory. Benjamin gives all

glory to Jesus!

CARLINA PARKER (Swing, u/s Mimi, u/s Joanne) is proud

and filled with gratitude to part of this show. A Belmont

University alum, credits include Mamma Mia! (Lisa) at

Broadway Sacramento, and the National Tours of Mamma

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST

Mia! and Rock of Ages. “I’m nothing without those who’ve

supported and loved me. Thank you!” Instagram: @carlina_

parker.

JAMES SCHOPPE (Ensemble, Steve, u/s Angel, Dance Captain)

is stoked to be back on the road for another 525,600 minutes.

Regional: Signature Theatre (Diner), Palace Theatre (A Chorus

Line), Virginia Repertory (In the Heights), Short North Stages

(Kiss…Spider Woman). B.F.A. musical theater, Shenandoah

Conservatory, “Thanks to family, Gregg Baker Management,

Work Light Productions and the creative team for their support

and encouragement.” “ScorpioPower ;-).” Instagram:

@JASchoppe.

AIYANA SMASH (Mimi Marquez) makes her Broadway debut in

the national tour of Rent. Aiyana is a graduate of The Institute

for American Musical Theatre and is a singer/songwriter and

musician who has performed throughout New York City. She’s

delighted to be playing the role of Mimi Marquez.

JASON TYLER SMITH (Swing, u/s Benny, u/s Collins) is thrilled

to be making his national tour debut with Rent! A Montclair,

N.J. native, his past credits include Hair (Hud), The Odyssey

(The Public Theater), Anxiety Stew (Cherry Lane Theater).

Much love to Mom, Lee and Mitch. Special thanks to BCJCC,

BP, WS Casting and About Artists!

KEVIN STEVENS (Swing, u/s Mark). National tour debut!

Buffalo, N.Y. native! Off-Broadway: Big Bang Theory

Parody (Leonard). Regional: Little Shop of Horrors

(Seymour), West Side Story (Action), This Is Our Youth

(Dennis). Lead Vocalist aboard AIDAcara. B.F.A. from

Fredonia State University. Oodles of thanks to Wojcik/

Seay, Avalon and Mom and Dad. KevinStevens. Actor.

Instagram:@KevinDavidStevens.

KELSEE SWEIGARD (Maureen Johnson) is over the moon

for this dream come true! National Tour: Kinky Boots

(Pat). Regional: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Shrek

(Dragon); How to Succeed…, Gypsy (Flat Rock Playhouse).

Workshops: Agent 355 (Anna Strong), Ragtime (Ellis

Island). B.F.A. Shenandoah Conservatory. Gratitude to

Wojcik|Seay, Rent creatives and Mom! KelseeSweigard.

com. Instagram: @KelseeSweigard.

JOSHUA TAVARES (Angel Schunard) is a native Hawaiian

actor/singer who is over the moon to make his National

Tour debut in this dream role. University of Hawaii at Hilo,

AMDA N.Y. Huge thanks to Wojcik/Seay Casting, the entire

production team and his beautiful family and friends.

“Aloha!” Instagram:@babatavares.

JONATHAN LARSON (Book, Music, Lyrics) received the 1996

Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Rent. Rent received four 1996

Tony Awards (including Best Musical and two to Mr. Larson

— Best Book of a Musical and Best Score of a Musical); six

Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical, Best Book

of a Musical, Best Music and Best Lyrics); Best Musical

Awards from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the

Outer Critics Circle (Off-Broadway); and three Obie Awards

(including Outstanding Book, Music and Lyrics). Previously,

he received the Richard Rodgers Award, the Richard

Rodgers Development Grant, the Stephen Sondheim Award

and The Gilman & Gonzales-Falla Theatre Foundation’s

Commendation Award. Earlier work includes Superbia;

tick, tick...BOOM!; the score of J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation;

and selections of Sitting on the Edge of the Future. He also

wrote music for “Sesame Street,” and the children’s bookcassettes

An American Tail and Land Before Time, as well

as for Rolling Stone Magazine publisher Jann Wenner. He

conceived, directed and wrote four original songs for Away

We Go!, a children’s video. Rent had its world premiere on

February 13, 1996, at New York Theatre Workshop and

opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on April 29,

1996. Mr. Larson died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed aortic

aneurysm, believed to be caused by Marfan Syndrome, on

January 25, 1996. It was 10 days before his 36th birthday. His

semi-autobiographical musical tick, tick… BOOM! (which he

wrote previous to Rent) had a successful run off-Broadway at

the Jane Street Theatre.

MICHAEL GREIF (Original Broadway Director) most recently

directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box and War Paint

at the Nederlander. Additional Broadway credits: Rent, Grey

Gardens, Next to Normal (Tony noms.); Never Gonna Dance; If/

Then. Recent work includes A Parallelogram (Second Stage);

Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America (NY’s Signature

Theatre); The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (Public); and

The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet at The

Public’s Delacorte Theater. Off-Broadway, he’s received Obie

Awards for Machinal, Dogeaters (Public) and Rent (NYTW), and

has directed new plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons,

Roundabout, MTC, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop and at

Second Stage, where he directed Next to Normal and Dear Evan

Hansen. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at

Williamstown Theatre Festival (10 seasons), La Jolla Playhouse

(AD, five seasons), Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper

Forum, Dallas Theater Center, Trinity Repertory Company. Mr.

Greif holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.F.A.

from the University of California, San Diego.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST

EVAN ENSIGN (Director). Work as Director includes: Going Ape!

(London); Wrong Songs for Christmas (National Theatre, London),

Avenue Q (UK tours and Bogota Columbia), Just a Housewife (UK

tour). Wrong Songs for Summer (London), You Won’t Succeed on

Broadway…(London), RENT (Monteal and Far East tour), Jonathan

Larson at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC). Other

New York theatre includes Womyn In Three, Out of the Reach of

Children and Simone at Town Hall. Work as Associate Director

includes: 9 To 5 The Musical (London), Avenue Q (Broadway, Las

Vegas, London and US tours), RENT (Broadway and US tours),

Les Miserables (US tour); Elf The Musical (London & UK tour) and

Shrek The Musical (Broadway and US tour). Theatre as Resident

Director includes: The Phantom of the Opera (London and UK &

US Tours), White Christmas (London) and Strangers on a Train

(London). Other work on Broadway includes: Chicago, Exit The

King, Annie Get Your Gun, Barbara Cook-Mostly Sondheim, and the

workshops of The Book of Mormon as well as Julie Andrew’s Gift

of Music at the O2. Film and television includes: The Late Show

Starring Joan Rivers (Fox Television) and Film Stars Don’t Die in

Liverpool,among others.

MARLIES YEARBY (Choreography) is the Tony-nominated

and Drama League Award-winning choreographer of

Rent. Her work was licensed for the film adaptation. She

is a recipient of the New York Dance Performance Bessie

Award and nominations for the Helen Hayes Award and

Joe A. Callaway Award. Theater commissions include the

American Music Theatre Festival and Penumbra Theatre.

Ms. Yearby is the founder/ artistic director of the Movin’

Spirits Dance Theater and has toured with her company

both nationally and internationally. Company commissions

include Lincoln Center, American Dance Festival,

Harlem Stages, Kansas Lied Center for the Performing

Arts, Jacob’s Pillow and American Festival of Theatre and

Dance in France.

TIM WEIL (Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements).

As musical director: Broadway: Jonathan Larson’s Rent, Tom

Stoppard’s Jumpers, Jeanine Tesori’s Shrek The Musical;

Off-Broadway: Patti Griffin’s Ten Million Miles, Stephen

Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife; Regional: South Pacific (Guthrie

Theater, dir. Joe Haj). As composer: Broadway: Sally Marr and

Her Escorts staring Joan Rivers; Off-Broadway: Susan Lori

Parks’ F***ing A. As arranger/orchestrator: Broadway: Lady

Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Audra MacDonald

(also for HBO), Rent, Shrek The Musical. Film: Todd Graff’s

Camp, Chris Columbus’ Rent, The Mark Pease Experience

starring Ben Stiller and Anna Kendrick. Also, Tim has served

on the board of the Jonathan Larson Foundation, which

provides grants for upcoming composers and lyricists.

PAUL CLAY (Set Design) is an award-winning artist and

designer. Projects include scenic design for Rent (Broadway,

NYTW, tour). Recent projects include In Water I’m Weightless

(National Theatre Wales, the Southbank Centre, London),

Commedia (Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam), Forgetful

Snow (The Kitchen, NYC). Clay has also worked with Mabou

Mines, La MaMa, David Dorfman (at BAM) and many more in

the N.Y. theater and dance community. He has received the

MAN Theatre Awards “Best Design,” Municipal Arts Society

Times Square Spectacular Award, Drama-Logue Award,

NEA/TCG Fellowship and the Bessie Award, among others.

MATTHEW MARAFFI (Touring Set Adaptation) is proud to

return to Rent for the 20th anniversary. As a member of

IATSE Local 829 and Local 74, he has worked on projects

large and small around the world. Some projects include

Ring of Fire, La Bohème, Buried Child, How to Succeed in

Business Without Even Trying, Side Man. In the film industry he

is noted for his production design for π (Pi), (1998 Sundance

Directors Award). He has been the director of operations at

Global Scenic Services since fall 2007, while continuing his

passion for live entertainment as the production manager

for the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra. Outside

work, he enjoys fishing with his three sons, Luke, Will and

Mark, and serves on the board of both his town youth

soccer program and the SWD Connecticut Junior Soccer

Association.

ANGELA WENDT (Costume Design) received the American

Theatre Wing Design Award and a Drama Desk Award

nomination for Best Costume Design for Rent. Her theater

credits include the Off-Broadway and studio productions of Rent

(NYTW); All My Sons by Arthur Miller (50th anniversary

production at the Roundabout Theatre); the American

premiere of Play with Repeats by Martin Grimp; Lysistrata by

Barry Edelstein; Twelfth Night (Tennessee Rep.); The Great

Pretenders (Juilliard); Marisol by Jose Rivera (Public Theatre).

Feature film: Childhood’s End directed by Jeff Lipsky. Dance:

Tilliiboyo and Regions by Molissa Fenley; Savanna by Peggy

Baker. She has also designed numerous music videos in the

United States and Europe.

JONATHAN SPENCER (Lighting Design) designed the lighting

for the first National Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Off-Broadway productions include Middle of the Night by the

Keen Theater Company, The Ohmies at DRT and Playwrights

Horizons, Who Is Floyd Stearn? and Squeeze Box. John

Moran’s Book of the Dead Second Avenue at NYSF Public

Theater. Re-Lights for Legally Blonde at the Star Theater

in Sydney, Wicked at Universal Studios Japan and Mary

Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses at St. Louis Rep, Missouri

Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse and Hartford Stage. Associate/

Assistant Broadway credits include Cabaret, Pippin, A

streetcar Named Desire, Sister Act, Finian’s Rainbow, Wicked,

Legally Blonde, White Christmas and Metamorphoses.

Jonathan teaches a summer Master’s program in lighting

design at Southern Oregon University, lives in New York City

and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Visit

JSpencerDesign.com.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST

KEITH CAGGIANO (Sound Design) has worked across the

country and internationally, from musicals on Broadway,

London’s West End and Australia to spectacles in Las Vegas.

Recent credits include New York: Holiday Inn (in production),

Himself and Nora, The Radio City Spring Spectacular, Cabaret,

Disenchanted. Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nice

Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes. Regional: American Idiot,

Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

STEVE SKINNER (Arrangements) worked with Jonathan

Larson as arranger and recording producer for 12 years. He

received the 1996 Drama Desk Award for Best Arrangements

for Rent. Broadway: Doonesbury (keyboards and assistant

conductor). Recording/arranging for Bette Midler, Taylor

Dayne, Billy Mann, Chaka Khan, Bebe & Cece Winans and

Michael Crawford.

BILLY ARONSON (Original Concept and Additional Lyrics).

His plays have been honored with publication in Best

American Short Plays ’92–93 and are frequently performed

at Ensemble Studio Theatre. His lyric writing includes the

libretto for an opera being developed by American Opera

Projects, and first draft lyrics for Santa Fe and I Should

Tell You. His new play, The Art Room, will premiere at

Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre this spring. His

true love is Lisa Vogel.

LYNN M. THOMSON (Dramaturg) is a dramaturg, director

and teacher. She brought nearly 20 years of new play

dramaturgical experience to her months of work with

Jonathan Larson on the script of Rent. She was associate

artistic director for the Philadelphia Theatre Company

where she created and administered a new play festival.

She was dramaturg at Circle Repertory Company. She has

directed more than 100 productions of both new plays and

revivals at regional and New York theatres, and many more

workshops and readings of new plays. She is currently head

of the M.F.A. program in dramaturgy at Brooklyn College.

GABRIELLE NORRIS (Production Stage Manager) calls Seattle

her home away from tour. Favorite credits: Burn the Floor,

Million Dollar Quartet, Priscilla, Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams

(NCL), and the aerial/ice-skating shows at the Canadian

National Exhibition. “Thanks to those who’ve filled my life

with love, books and starlight.” Follow her adventure on

Instagram with Instagram: @gabbysaysgo.

BAILEY SAXE (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to join the

Rent tour. Bailey served as a Production Assistant for King

Kong and the revival of Kiss Me, Kate! The Muny: Singin’ in

the Rain, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Little Mermaid and

Newsies. Much love to her family and ACF.

KERRICK DOUGHERTY (Company Manager) is excited to be

sharing the story of Rent. National tours: Rent (Assistant

Company Manager), Motown: The Musical (Assistant Company

Manager/Assistant Stage Manager). He received his B.F.A.

from the University of Oklahoma. Kerrick would like to thank

everyone for their wisdom and support.

MAGGIE SWAHL (Assistant Company Manager). ACM credits

include Maine State Music Theatre and NY Stage and Film.

Recent Off-Broadway experience includes The Other Josh

Cohen, The Dead 1904 and Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish.

Thanks always to Mom. “It’s not a matter of if, but when.”

MARK BINNS (Conductor/Keyboard 1). Recent credits

include the National Tour of Motown: The Musical (Associate

Musical Director) and Jersey Boys (Musical Director) with

NCL. Regional credits include Lincoln Center, Arkansas

Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas

Shakespeare Theatre and more. Endless gratitude to

Work Light Productions and Tim Weil. For Mom, always.

Instagram: @mark_binns.

ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press) is a full-service

engagement management agency representing Broadway

tours and other live touring events across North America.

Current: The Book of Mormon; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the

Chocolate Factory; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Hello,

Dolly!; Kinky Boots; The Lightning Thief; The Play That Goes

Wrong; Rent; Rock of Ages; School of Rock; Something Rotten!;

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming: Ain’t Too Proud,

Bandstand, Clue — Live on Stage, Harry Potter and the Cursed

Child, Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas, Mean Girls, and The

SpongeBob Musical.

WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING (Casting Director). Tours: Jesus

Christ Superstar, Rock of Ages, Something Rotten!, Kinky

Boots, Motown, Flashdance, Dreamgirls, Nice Work If You

Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph…Dreamcoat and more. Off-

Broadway: Othello: The Remix, Church & State, The Portal,

Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play, Handle with

Care, Triassic Parq and more! Regional: Multiple seasons/

shows for Riverside Theatre, Fla.; The Engeman Theatre,

N.Y.; Theatre Raleigh, N.C.; Stages St Louis, Mo.; Theatre

Aspen, Colo.; Gretna Theatre, Pa.; The Arvada Center, Colo.;

and Tuacahn PAC, Utah. wscasting.com.

THE BOOKING GROUP (Tour Direction). Since its inception in

1996, The Booking Group has represented 25 Tony Awardwinning

Best Musicals and Plays. Current touring productions

include Hamilton; Anastasia; Come From Away; Dear Evan

Hansen; Hello, Dolly! starring Betty Buckley; The Book of

Mormon; School of Rock; Waitress; On Your Feet!; Rent: The 20th

Anniversary Tour; Fiddler on the Roof; The Color Purple;

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST

and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Future productions include

The Cher Show, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Pretty Woman and To

Kill a Mockingbird.

WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Dedicated to

creating and producing live entertainment. Current

touring productions: Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent 20th

Anniversary Tour, Bandstand and Irving Berlin’s White

Christmas. Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud, Jagged Little

Pill. Developing Clue, a new stage play based on the

Paramount movie. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of

Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena.

Other recent touring productions include the Tony Awardwinners

American Idiot and In the Heights, and Avenue Q,

Motown, R&H Cinderella, Something Rotten! and Mamma

Mia! WLP is led by founding partner and President

Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel.

worklightproductions.com.

STAFF FOR RENT

ORIGINAL LIGHTING DESIGN BY BLAKE BURBA

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Stephen Gabriel Nancy Gabriel

Scott Seay Anièle Fortin

Kevin Greene Courtney King Carolyn Smith

TECHNICAL SUPERVISION

PORT CITY TECHNICAL

Rhys Williams Mackenzie Foster

Rossella Human Tom Klonowski

Hunter Storie Ryan George Miriam Michaels

PRODUCTION TEAM

Associate Director..............................................................................Trey Ellett

Film Designer................................................................................Daniel Brodie

Projection Consultant................................................................. Bruno Ingram

Associate Costume Designer..........................................................Molly Walz

Costume Assistant....................................................................... Kriss Bicking

Associate Lighting Designer................................Mike Megliola, Aaron Tacy

Lighting Programmer.................................................................Dustin Adams

Hair & Makeup Design Associate........................................... Yulitzin Alvarez

Production Assistant.................................................................... Alli Gersbach

Casting Intern.................................................................................Abigail Isom

Creative Services...................................................... Allied Global Marketing/

Debbie Allamong, Mark DeSalvo, Eric Stormoen

Company Manager............................................................... Kerrick Dougherty

Assistant Company Manager.....................................................Maggie Swahl

Production Stage Manager..................................................... Gabrielle Norris

Assistant Stage Manager................................................................ Bailey Saxe

Dance Captain............................................................................James Schoppe

Head Carpenter...............................................................................Shane Lowry

Assistant Carpenter..................................................................... Austin Fowler

Head Electrician..............................................................................Alicia Roman

Assistant Electrician.................................................................... Kathleen Cole

Head Audio..........................................................................................Brian Davis

Assistant Audio.................................................................................Robert Isley

Head Props............................................................................ Amy Laemmerhirt

Head Wardrobe...............................................................................Emily Gothro

Head Hair and Makeup............................................................. Yulitzin Alvarez

Production Photography.................................................................... Amy Boyle

General Management Consultant................................................. John Corker

Legal Counsel...........................................................Levine Plotkin Menin, LLP

Loren Plotkin, Hailey Ferber

Accounting....................................................................... WithumSmith+Brown

Robert Fried, CPA, Karen Kowigos, CPA,

Anthony Moore, CPA

Controller ..................................................................................... Galbraith & Co

Kenny Noth & Jill Johnson

Merchandising............................................................................. Creative Goods

Merchandise Supervisor.......................................................Cynteria Osborne

Insurance...................................................................Maury, Donnelly and Parr

Bob Middleton

Banking........................................................................................ Signature Bank

Tomas Kasulka, Margaret Monigan

Payroll................................................................................ PEOPLE/Kim Merhar

Travel Agent........................................................................................Road Rebel

Trucking & Hauling.......................................................................Janco Limited

TOUR BOOKING AGENCY

THE BOOKING GROUP

Meredith Blair, Rich Rundle, Brian Brooks

tbgtours.broadway

CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Sound Equipment by Masque Sound ®

Lighting Equipment by Christie Lites

Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented

by the International Alliance of Theatrical

Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.).

CASTING

WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING

Scott Wojcik Gayle Seay

Holly Buczek Courtney Hammond Nick Ferrao

TOUR MARKETING DIRECTION

ALLIED TOURING

Marya K. Peters Andrew Damer

Anne Dailey Meyer Jessica Cary

Jennifer Gallagher Scott Praefke

Jacqueline Smith Anne Waisanen

Janie Dickerson Hayden Anderson

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Monday, September 30, 2019; 7:30 pm

CAST & CREATIVE ARTISTS

ABOUT

This immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the

amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and

Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings

as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the bestselling

music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in

1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central

Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in

attendance.

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the

show also features a full live band performing all of their hits,

including "Mrs. Robinson," "Cecilia," "Bridge Over Troubled

Water," "Homeward Bound," and many more.

With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon

& Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly

captured the times made them one of the most successful

folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10

Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll

Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their Bridge Over Troubled

Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for

Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were

awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the

following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a

Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Information about The Simon & Garfunkel Story can be found

at: http://www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com.

TAYLOR BLOOM (Paul Simon)

Taylor Bloom is an actor and creator

based out of NYC. Born and raised in

the Shenandoah Valley, Taylor attended

Shenandoah Conservatory where, in

addition to sharpening his skills on

stage, he caught the bug for film, writing

and directing. To round out his creative

pursuits, he writes music for himself,

as well as for his band, Coastline, and is the co-creator of a

new podcast called The Foundry. He is beyond excited to be on

road for the first time and is very grateful for your patronage!

BENJAMIN COOLEY (Art Garfunkel)

Benjamin Cooley is an actor based in

NYC. Born and raised in Queens NY, he

couldn't be more excited to tell the story

of two young men from Queens who

wrote the music of their generation.

Recent Credits: Polkadots: The Cool Kids

Musical (SKY) Playhouse on Park, Junie

B Jones, and Jingle Bells Batman Smells

(Sheldon), White Plains Performing Arts Center. This is also his

first tour and he is excited for all the challenges it will bring!

Special thanks to his Mom and Dad for continuing to support

him in his endeavors as an actor. And a very special thanks to

Mom for telling him about the audition!

BOB SALE

Bob Sale was born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, eventually

moving to Toronto, then to Chicago, and currently lives in San

Diego. He's married and has two children. He has had the

honor of playing with many excellent artists including, Eric

Johnson, Albert Lee, Peter and Gordon, Vince Martel, Ben

Vereen, Mary James, and Rick Elias. Bob also played drums on

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the soundtrack to the Tom Hanks movie, That Thing You Do! He

has toured North America with PFX: The Pink Floyd Experience

for the past five years. He freelances in Southern California

playing gigs and doing studio work, as well as playing jazz

and other music festivals around the United States. He also

recently had the opportunity to do some shows playing drums

for: America, Juice Newton, B.J. Thomas, Stephen Bishop and

Billy Ray Cyrus.

MARC ENCABO

Marc Encabo is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter,

and arranger born and raised in San Diego, CA. Between

growing up in church, piano lessons at the age of seven, and a

fondness for Top 40 radio, he was led to pursue music through

middle school and high school as a violinist. Through the

influence of YouTube and playing at church, he taught himself

how to play guitar and bass. He would later further his studies

and complete his undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies in

2016 at the renowned Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at

California State University, Long Beach. As a sideman, Marc

has performed and recorded with various groups across the

US, UK, and Europe. As a composer and songwriter, he has

works that have been performed and recorded in the US and

in the Philippines.

ALEC HAMILTON

Alec is a songwriter and composer based in San Diego, where

he received his bachelor's in music. He is an award-winning

jazz pianist and arranger, but also studies classical and popular

styles, and is working toward a career as a songwriter and rock

artist. Alec is the recipient of The Jazz Award and Cheatham

Prize from his university as well as numerous performance

awards from jazz festivals.

JOSH VASQUEZ

Biography not available at time of printing.

CREATIVE TEAM

Show Director – Dean Elliott

Musical Supervisor – Dean Elliott

Musical Director - Alec Hamilton

Sound Design – Steve Beatty

Company Manager – Brian Richard

Video Design – Z Frame

Marketing – Ralph Schmidtke

Press – John Tellem - Tellem Grody PR

Lighting Design – Mike Berger Design

Lighting Programmer and Director - Steve Comer

General Manager – Ralph Schmidtke

Photo by Luis Malibran

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

STAR DUST - From Bach to Bowie

Wednesday, October 2, 2019; 7:30 pm

FOUNDING ARTISTIC AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Dwight Rhoden

Desmond Richardson

PRINCIPAL CHOREOGRAPHER

Dwight Rhoden

ARTISTIC ADVISORS

Carmen de Lavallade & Sarita Allen

GENERAL MANAGER

Sumaya Jackson

REHEARSAL DIRECTORS

Natiya Kezevadze, Meg Paul, Ginger Thatcher

COMPANY REPETITEUR

Clifford Williams

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & RESIDENT LIGHTING DESIGNER

Michael Korsch

RESIDENT COSTUME DESIGNER

Christine Darch

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Luis E. Santiago

LIGHTING SUPERVISOR

Jesse Muench

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Christina Dooling, Gary W. Jeter II, Christina Johnson, Jae Man Joo,

Natiya Kezevadze, Terk Lewis, Clifford Williams

THE COMPANY

Jared Brunson, Jillian Davis, Vincenzo Di Primo, Craig Dionne, Larissa Gerszke,

Brandon Gray, Maxfield Haynes, Tatiana Melendez, Khayr Muhammad, Daniela O’Neil,

Simon Plant, Miguel Solano, Tim Stickney, Eriko Sugimura, Candy Tong, Megan Yamashita

Apprentice: April Watson

Trainees: Jacopo Calvo & Kaeli Ware

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PROGRAM

BACH 25

NYC Premiere

World Premiere April 2018 - Arcata, CA

Choreography by: Dwight Rhoden

Music by: Johann Sebastian Bach & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Lighting Design by: Michael Korsch

Costumes Design by: Christine Darch

Performed by: The Company

Program Note:

Reverence, Celebration, Moxie

INTERMISSION

STAR DUST

World Premiere May 2016/ Detroit, Michigan

A Ballet Tribute to David Bowie

Choreography by: Dwight Rhoden

Music by: David Bowie

Lighting and Set Design by: Michael Korsch

Costumes Design by: Christine Darch

Performed by: The Company

I. LAZARUS (Blackstar album 2016)

Brandon Gray & The Company

II. CHANGES (Hunky Dory album 1971)

Craig Dionne & The Company

III. LIFE ON MARS (Hunky Dory album 1971)

Jared Brunson & The Company

IV. SPACE ODDITY (Space Oddity album 1969)

Maxfield Haynes & The Company

V. 1984 (Diamond Dogs album 1974)

Tim Stickney & The Company

VI. HEROES (Heroes album 1977)

Sung by Peter Gabriel

Jillian Davis, Craig Dionne, Khayr Muhammad, Tatiana

Melendez, Miguel Solano

VII. MODERN LOVE (Let’s Dance album 1983)

Miguel Solano & The Company

VIII. ROCK AND ROLL SUICIDE (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy

Stardust and The Spiders from Mars album 1972)

Simon Plant & The Company

IX. YOUNG AMERICANS (Young Americans album 1975)

Program Note:

STAR DUST is the first installment of a full evening length Ballet

tribute to the genre bending innovation of one of the prolific

Rock Stars of our time — DAVID BOWIE. This Ballet takes an

array of his hits and lays a visual imprint, inspired by his unique

personas and his restless invention artistically — to create a

Rock Opera style production in his honor. With Bowie’s 40+ year

career and 25 Albums, that stretch across musical borders —

STAR DUST pays homage to the iconic and Chameleonic spirit

of what can only be described as... BOWIE.

* STAR DUST was generously commissioned by Detroit's Music Hall.

Special Thanks to Vince Paul

“Warszawa”

Written by David Bowie & Brian Eno

Published by Tintoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc EMI Music Publishing Ltd

“Lazarus “

Written by David Bowie

Publishers: Nipple Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc.

“Changes”

Written by David Bowie

Published by Tintoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc; EMI Music Publishing Ltd;

BMG Blue (BMI) obo Chrysalis Music Ltd

“Life on Mars?”

Written by David Bowie

Published by Tintoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc; EMI Music Publishing Ltd;

BMG Blue (BMI) obo Chrysalis Music Ltd

“1984”

Written by David Bowie

Published by Jones Music America (ASCAP) administered by ARZO Publishing; Bewlay

Brothers Music; EMI Music Publishing Ltd; BMG Blue (BMI) obo Chrysalis Music Ltd

“Heroes”

Written by David Bowie & Brian Eno

Published by Tintoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc; EMI Music Publishing Ltd

“Modern Love”

Written by David Bowie

Published by Jones Music America (ASCAP) administered by ARZO Publishing

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide”

Written by David Bowie

Published by Tintoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc; EMI Music Publishing Ltd;

BMG Blue (BMI) obo Chrysalis Music Ltd

“The Young Americans”

Written by David Bowie

Published by Jones Music America (ASCAP) administered by ARZO Publishing; Bewlay

Brothers Music; EMI Music Publishing Ltd; BMG Blue (BMI) obo Chrysalis Music Ltd

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Hailed as a “matchless American dance company” by the

Philadelphia Enquirer, COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet

transcends dance tradition through a groundbreaking

approach to the art. Founded in 1994 by master choreographer

Dwight Rhoden and the legendary Desmond Richardson,

COMPLEXIONS’ foremost innovation is to remove boundaries,

not reinforce them. The company blends methods, styles and

cultures from across the globe, and the result is a continually

evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world

— and all its cultures — as an interrelated whole.

COMPLEXIONS’ artistic directors and company members

teach master classes around the world to dancers of all levels,

bringing the company's inventive vision of human movement to

five continents, over 20 countries and over 20 million television

viewers. The company has also performed at major dance

festivals throughout Europe. These include Italy’s Festival of

Dance; France’s Isle De Dance Festival and Maison De La Dance

Festival; the Holland Dance Festival; Switzerland’s Steps

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International Dance Festival; Poland’s kódź Biennale, Warsaw

Ballet Festival and Kraków Spring Ballet Festival; and Spain’s

Dance Festival of Canary Islands. COMPLEXIONS has toured

extensively throughout the Baltic Regions, Korea, Brazil, Japan,

Egypt, Israel, Russia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Serbia, Jamaica

and Australia. Ballet Festival; and Spain’s Dance Festival of

Canary Islands.

COMPLEXIONS has received The New York Times Critics’ Choice

Award, among numerous other awards. It has appeared in

theaters across the U.S., including the Joyce Theater, Lincoln

Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New Victory Theater (New

York City), the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

(New Orleans), Paramount Theatre (Seattle), The Music Center

(Los Angeles), Winspear Opera House (Dallas), Cutler Majestic

Theatre (Boston), the Music Hall (Detroit), and the Kennedy Center

(Washington, D.C.) as part of the 2017 Ballet Across America.

Prominent theaters abroad that have hosted COMPLEXIONS

include the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kremlin Theatre (Moscow),

The Mikhailovsky Theater (St. Petersburg) and the Melbourne

Arts Center. In the 25 years since its inception, the company

has born witness to a world that is becoming more fluid, more

changeable and more culturally interconnected than ever before.

Today, COMPLEXIONS represents one of the most recognized

and respected performing arts brands in the world. It is poised

to continue its mission of bringing unity to the world, one dance

at a time.

DESMOND RICHARDSON (Co-Founder,

Co-Artistic Director) was the first African-

American principal dancer of American

Ballet Theatre, and is hailed by The New

York Times as one of the greatest dancers

of his time. Nominated for a Tony Award

for his role in the original Broadway cast

of Fosse and deemed a standout in the

Tony-Award winning production After Midnight, Richardson is

highly esteemed by the concert dance and American theater

community. He appeared in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway production

Movin’ Out, and had his singing debut in Burt Bacharach’s and

Hal David’s The Look Of Love, choreographed by Ann Reinking

and Scott Ellis. Richardson has appeared on celebrated

stages across the world, namely The Metropolitan Opera,

The Kennedy Center, Paris Opera, The Bolshoi Theatre, The

Mariinsky Theatre, The State Kremlin Palace, Teatro Massimo,

and Teatro alla Scala. He has been a member and invited guest

of prestigious companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance

Theater, Frankfurt Ballet, Royal Swedish Opera Ballet, American

Ballet Theatre, Washington Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet, to

name a few. Richardson, a Young Arts Finalist and Presidential

Scholar, has received numerous awards including the Dance

Magazine Award, Capezio Award, Ailey Apex Award, L.A. Ovation

Award, Bessie Award, YoungArts Alumni Award, and most

recently the Roosevelt “Rosey” Thompson Award presented

by the Presidential Scholars Foundation. In the spring of 2109,

Richardson received an honorary doctorate degree from The

University of North Carolina School of the Arts in recognition

of his extensive contributions to the field of dance. Richardson

has been a celebrity guest performer and choreographer for

productions across media such as the American Music Awards,

the Academy Awards, City Center’s Encores! series, Italy’s AMICI,

and international franchises of So You Think You Can Dance.

Richardson has been featured by famed artists such as Michael

Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Elton John, and Aretha Franklin, and

he appears in celebrated films such as the Oscar-Award winning

Chicago, Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, and the recent

independent film, Fall to Rise. He has worked with fashion

icon, Tom Ford, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and recently contributed

to Grammy-Award winning Jill Scott’s video Back Together,

which features dancers from COMPLEXIONS. Internationally

and domestically, he is a master teacher for dance programs

such as the New York’s All Stars Project, YoungArts Miami,

United Way, The Pulse, NYCDA, and ASH. He served as cocreative

director and choreographer with David Monn for the

Park Avenue Armory Gala Masquerade. Richardson is currently

guest artist in residence at USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of

Dance and is the visiting adjunct professor of dance at Southern

Methodist University.

DWIGHT RHODEN (Founding Artistic

Director/Principal Choreographer) has

established a remarkably wide-ranging

career, earning distinction from The New

York Times as “one of the most sought

out choreographers of the day.” A native

of Dayton, Ohio, Rhoden began dancing

at age 17. Rhoden has performed with

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company,

Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal, and as a principal dancer with

the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In 1994, Rhoden and

Desmond Richardson founded COMPLEXIONS Contemporary

Ballet. They have brought their unique brand of contemporary

dance to the world for over two decades. Under Rhoden’s

direction, COMPLEXIONS has become a dance institution

high in demand, as a center for innovation and cutting edge

programming. Rhoden’s choreography has been the lynchpin

of the development of COMPLEXIONS repertory. “Musicality,

innovation, purpose, consistency, a brilliant use of stage

space and the ability to tell a story—all these qualities make

[Rhoden] one of today's elect choreographers” (Los Angeles

Times). Since 1994, Rhoden has created over 80 ballets for

COMPLEXIONS, as well as for numerous other companies,

including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Arizona

Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, BalletMet, Dance Theater of

Harlem, Colorado Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company,

Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, North

Carolina Dance Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, PHILADANCO!,

Mariinsky Ballet, Minneapolis Dance Theater, Phoenix Dance

Company, Sacramento Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet

Theater, The Washington Ballet, and Zenon Dance Company,

among others. Rhoden has also directed and choreographed

performances for shows across a range of media, including So

You Think You Can Dance, E! Entertainment’s Tribute to Style,

Amici, and Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity, and he appeared in

the feature film One Last Dance. He has collaborated with a

number of celebrated artists, including Prince, Lenny Kravitz,

Kelly Clarkson, ELEW, David Rozenblatt, Nicholas Payton, The

Drifters, Paul Simon, Billy Strayhorn, Nina Simone, Marvin

Gaye, U2, The Turtle Creek Chorus, and Patrick Swayze. Rhoden

is a recipient of various honors and awards including The New

York Foundation for the Arts Award, The Choo San Goh Award

for Choreography, and The Ailey School’s Apex Award. Rhoden

received an honorary doctorate degree from the Boston

Conservatory in recognition of his extensive contributions to

the field of dance. In 2020, Rhoden will premiere 2 new works

for the company’s New York City season at The Joyce Theater.

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COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET

Representation:

MARGARET SELBY

SELBY/ARTISTS MGMT

262 West 38th Street, Suite 1701

New York, NY 10018

Office: 212-382-3260 | mselby@selbyartistsmgmt.com

COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet

22 Wilson Drive

New Rochelle, NY 10801

212-777-7771 | Complexionsdance.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mark Sohn, James Giacopelli, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Renee Williams Niles

NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Debbie Allen, Guido Goldman, Cecily Tyson, Angela Bassett, Susan Jaffe,

Courtney B. Vance, Margo Cohen Feinberg, Lisa Niemi Swayze, Pauletta Washington,

Carmen de Lavallade, Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish

BOARD EMERITUS

Rockell Metcalf, Mark Ropppel, Curb Gardner, R. Brandon Fradd, Gerald Appelstein, Maggie Kneip, Helen Zipper, Bob Schaffer,

Rose Ingelton, Kriena Nederveen

STAFF

Chief Executive Officer.................................................................................................................................................................James Giacopelli

Development Associate...........................................................................................................................................................................Danni Gee

Benefit/Donor Relations..................................................................................................................................................................Muadi Dibinga

Press: .......................................................................................................................................................GOGO Public Relations and Marketing

COMPLEXIONS Academy Artistic Directors: ..................................................................................Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson

Academy Directors: ...................................................................................................................Heather Guthrie, Sumaya Jackson, Meg Paul

Academy Faculty: ....................................Jillian Davis, Natiya Kezevadze, Youngsil Kim, Terk Lewis, Kelly Sneddon, Clifford Williams

Website Design: ....................................................................................................................................................................................Jae Man Joo

Company Photographers: ...............................................................Steven Trumon Gray, Jae Man Joo, Rachel Neville, Steve Vaccariello

Company Accompanists: ........................................................................................................................Adrià Barbosa, Ai Isshiki, Ray Leslee

Photo by Sharen Bradford

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Huun Huur Tu

Tuvan Throat Singers

Thursday, October 3, 2019; 7:30 pm

Friday, October 4, 2019; 7:30 pm

Yet the group also had the musical savvy and the chops to take

their traditions far from the slopes and valleys of Central Asia.

They made groundbreaking traditional recordings that put

their home on the map. They toured the world, gaining fans and

inspiring overtone singers. They’ve wowed audiences in both

Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, eliciting surprised

remarks after one festival show in Kenya that they played with

the same ”soul” as local musicians. They sparked a boom in

Tuvan and other throat-singing, lute-strumming ensembles

from Central Asia that have been the mainstays of global music

festivals.

Being the first (and arguably the most skillful) has its advantages.

Well-established as “world music” masters, Huun Huur Tu

has long been involved in pushing the envelope and digging

deep into their roots to find new possibilities. The most recent

member to join the group, Radik Tyulyush, a third-generation

throat-singer, talented multi-instrumentalist, and conservatory

trained composer, added a dose of youthful energy and rhythmic

complexity recalling good old American funk.

In 2011, Huun Huur Tu collaborated with prominent Russian

composer Vladimir Martynov, who drew on the works by

the visionary early 20th-century avant-garde poet Velimir

Khlebnikov to create Children of the Otter (forthcoming as a

DVD on GreenWave), a 70-minute piece for chamber orchestra,

choir, and Tuvan ensemble.

The whistling of the high-mountain wind creates eerie overtones

and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string

against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure

straight from the avant garde. The descendents of isolated

Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music

out of some of the planet’s quirkiest acoustics.

The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan

music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional

instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers,

funky rhythms, and the palette of electronica, Huun Huur Tu

transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions.

As they began touring in the West seventeen years ago, Huun

Huur Tu almost single-handedly introduced the outside world

to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part

to their superior musicianship. Hailing from the high pastures

of the Altai Mountains in south central Siberia, the musicians

have spent decades honing the overtone singing, instrumental

approaches, and vibrant songs of their home.

Martynov’s background in Russian Orthodox music, other non-

Russian music from Central Asia, as well as his embrace of

everything from mid-century minimalism to rock operas to

Renaissance polyphony, made collaboration easy and inspiring

for Huun Huur Tu. The quiet influence of minimalism can

be felt in the group’s newest approach to “Chyraa-Khoor,” a

traditional Tuvan song, but with a contemplative Philip Glassesque

undercurrent.

Another, similarly harmonious collaboration with a very different

kind of musician came when the group worked with producer

Carmen Rizzo (Niyaz, Seal, Paul Oakenfold, Ryuichi Sakamoto).

By working closely with Rizzo on Eternal (GreenWave, 2009), the

members of Huun Huur Tu got a taste of how to create electronic

soundscapes around traditional material. This experience, along

with their role as the heart of a new kind of chamber orchestra,

has guided much of their music following that project.

“Gradually, over the years, the sound has shifted,” reflects former

manager and co-producer of their 2010 release, Ancestors

Call, Vladimir Oboronko. “It’s become more sophisticated,

more-dimensional, and much more relevant to current music

sensibilities. Huun Huur Tu is innovating indigenous Tuvan

music under the subtle influence of the music of 20th and

21st centuries, and the result is both contemporary music that

belongs to the whole world and a fresh take on the traditional

music of their beloved Tuva.”

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Bacchus House Bistro

Join us for an Amazing Pre or Post Show

Dinner at Bacchus House Bistro and enjoy

the finest cuisine of Executive Chef Victor

Octavio. Enjoy a full bar at Bacchus House

Bistro as he prepares a culinary masterpiece

just for you!

From Seared Ahi Tuna, Oven Roasted Rack of

Lamb with Pomegranate Mint Jus to Braised

Short Ribs, Day Boat Scallops, and our famous

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MEMBERSHIP: EXPERIENCE THE ARTS

AT A COMPLETELY NEW LEVEL

When you become a member, you help support the Center’s ability to offer outstanding arts programming, which in return strengthens

the vitality of our community. And, as a “Thank You,” you become eligible to receive a host of benefits (see table below).

Ticket sales only cover a portion of the Harris Center’s expenses. Additional support comes from Arts lovers like you. Membership

contributions are vital to bringing exciting touring performers to the area, providing affordable access for students and local artists,

and keeping ticket prices reasonable. Already a member? Please consider increasing your membership level and enjoy some exciting

new benefits. Benefits are subject to change.

Harris Center for the Arts

Friend

$150+

Patron

$300+

Associate

$600+

Supporter

$1,000+

Advocate

$2,500+

Composer

$5,000+

Designer

$10,000+

Become a Member

of the Harris Center

There are many levels

of membership, each

with unique benefits,

such as the opportunity

to purchase single

tickets before they

go on sale to the

general public.

The value of each

Membership Gift

contributes to benefit

level for one year from

the date of giving.

Perpetual Membership

Gifts contribute at the

annual giving level for

as long as payments

remain current.

Memberships are

available through

the ticket office

(916) 608-6888 or

www.HarrisCenter.net

Recognition in Season Playbill

(updated July 1 and January 1 each year)

Purchase Harris Center Presents tickets during

season presale prior to public on-sale

Invitation to Season Preview Event

15% off single tickets to 2019-20 Harris Center Presents

shows purchased during the member presale

(generally held in June)

Invitation to Member Thank You Reception

Honored on Harris Center Member Wall

(updated July and January each year)

Advance ticket purchase opportunities to newly added

Harris Center Presents shows throughout the season

Invitation to one Art of Wine of your choice

(generally one per month August through June)

Access to Founder’s Room before shows and during

intermission with complimentary coffee, tea and water

Invitation to Art of Wine

(generally one per month August through June)

Invitation to special events (including Artist Meet & Greet)

15% discount on all Harris Center Presents single tickets

purchased while membership is current

Invitation to Executive Director’s Luncheon

Access to last minute seats on first-come basis to

Harris Center Presents shows

Private behind the scenes tour tailored to donor’s interests

Concierge ticket service prior to member presale for

Harris Center Presents shows

Invitation to Executive Director’s Dinner

Recognition as supporting sponsor of a

Harris Center Presents show of choice

Four complimentary tickets for one

Harris Center Presents show

Recognition from stage at sponsored

Harris Center Presents show

Recognition on the electronic marquee

A NEW WAY FOR MEMBERS TO GIVE:

PERPETUAL MEMBERSHIP GIFTS

The Harris Center’s new Perpetual Membership Gift Program

allows you to give monthly using a credit card. Your monthly

contribution will be ongoing until you let us know that you would like

to change or cancel your membership. Perpetual Membership Gifts

provide uninterrupted support to the Harris Center for the Arts, with the

added benefit that your membership is always current.

Have questions? Please call the Harris Center Ticket Office Monday-Saturday from

noon-6:00pm at (916) 608-6888.

The Harris Center for the Arts operates under the auspices of the

Los Rios Community College District, a nonprofit public educational

organization. Membership is tax deductible to the extent permitted

under the law. Fair market value of benefits provided may affect the

portion of your membership which is tax deductible; please consult

your tax advisor. Membership benefits are good for one year from the

date of activation. Additional membership contributions within the

same year may increase your benefit level.

If you are making a gift through a Charitable IRA rollover,

Qualified IRA Charitable Distribution or a gift from a Donor

Advised Fund please contact Sally Buchanan with the Folsom

Lake College Office of Philanthropy as these funds cannot be

used to fulfill membership payments and restrictions may

apply: sally.buchanan@flc.losrios.edu or (916) 608-6643.

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HARRIS CENTER SUPPORTERS

MAKE GREAT SHOWS COME TO LIFE

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS!

Whether you give through our membership program or make a donation beyond membership, your generosity supports the

Center’s mission to bring the best in the performing arts to the region. Your philanthropic support makes possible the many

services and programs the Harris Center for the Arts provides and are typically eligible for tax deductions.

PLANNED GIVING & THE CIMAROLI SOCIETY

Named in honor of long time Folsom residents and

philanthropists Sevy and Neva Cimaroli, the Cimaroli Society

recognizes those interested in leaving a legacy for future

generations to enjoy and experience artistic work, celebrate

cultural traditions, and participate in the creative process.

Legacy gifts strengthen the Harris Center’s endowment,

provide much-needed annual income, and support our

extraordinary mission to build community and enrich the lives

of people throughout California’s capital region. By including

the Harris Center in your long-term plans, you can achieve

the goals that are important to you – benefiting yourself, your

family, and an institution that you value and believe in.

Interested in our complementary charitable estate planning

services? Please contact the FLC Office of Philanthropy for

more information.

Whitney Yamamura, Steve Eskildsen, Pam Eskildsen,

and Phil Braverman enjoy an Art of Wine event.

MEMBERSHIP

Over 600 fans of the Harris Center support the Harris Center

each year through the Membership program. Memberships

come with a variety of special benefits that may reduce the

deductibility of one's gift. See the opposite page for more

information on the Harris Center Membership Program, or

contact Kathleen Leavitt with Harris Center Membership

Services: (916) 608-6851 or kathleen.leavitt@HarrisCenter.net

OTHER DONATIONS

Donors making outright gifts with no expectation of tangible

benefits see 100% of their contribution support Harris Center

services and programs. Undesignated gifts provide valuable

general operational support, while designated gifts can

support a special program like Arts Education or an area of

particular interest to the Donor.

NAME A SEAT

Your legacy, in your words. Make a statement with your favorite

seat — or your favorite person’s favorite seat — and put some

personality into a customized plaque. On top of your $1000

donation being 100% tax-deductible, you'll support bringing

great shows, up close, to the entire region. Name a seat

donations are deposited in the Harris Center’s Endowment

Fund. Larger naming opportunities exist as well.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and employer

matching gifts can apply to a membership or to a donation

with no benefits.

A Charitable IRA rollover, Qualified IRA Charitable

Distribution and gifts from Donor Advised Funds can be used

to provide support to the Harris Center for non-membership

gifts such as endowment contributions, Arts Education

programs and/or general operating support, but cannot be

used to fulfill membership payments (because donors are not

permitted by law to receive privileges or benefits in exchange

for this form of giving).

For more information on donations and other ways to give,

contact the Folsom Lake College Office of Philanthropy at

916-608-6643 or sally.buchanan@flc.losrios.edu.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

The Corporate Partners sponsorship program offers access to

unique marketing and hospitality benefits for local, regional, and

national businesses. Your company will reach a valuable customer

base: adults, children, college students, community leaders, and

business representatives. Becoming a corporate sponsor will

allow you special opportunities to reward your employees as

well as providing valuable advertising and promotional visability.

Interested? Contact Annette Manz, (916) 502-2944,

annette@visionwisemarketing.com.

To learn more about supporting the Harris Center for the Arts,

contact the Folsom Lake College Office of Philanthropy at

916-608-6643 or sally.buchanan@flc.losrios.edu.

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Thank You to Our

Generous Members & Donors

LIFETIME MEMBER

Kathleen & Patrick Kirklin

PRODUCER

The Robert S. & Star Pepper

Foundation

DESIGNER

Fred & Karen Bookey

Dick Droese & Diane Reck

Art & Linda Grix

Eric Mentzer

COMPOSER

Dan & Misty Dailey

Carol & Louis Damerval

Pam & Steve Eskildsen

Dr. & Mrs. Brice W. Harris

Karol & Rich McCormac

MarQueen Veterinary

Emergency & Specialty Group

ADVOCATE

Mike & Rene' Lemberg

Don & Loretta Lawson

Sue & Carl Miller

Sue Solger

Sam Spiegel & Catherine Siino

SUPPORTER

Roger & Diane Aamodt

Russ & Linda Abraham

Judi Alexander

Anonymous

Phil & Alison Braverman

Nola Brech

Michelle & Jean Brown

Paul & Susan Candalino

Roger & Linette Collins

Eric & Judi Disbrow

Judy M. Eberlein

Ernie Farrington

Owen Ficke & Mary Margosian

Pat & Gail Geary

Linda & David Gordon

Carl & Stacy Gould

David J. Grenier

The Haukedalen Family

Pat Hill

Greg & Barbara Houck

William & Janice Latham

Al & Genie Lord

Ed & Betty Manoyan

Foundation

The Marshall Family Trust

Lee & Linda McDoniels

Glenn & Colleen McWilliams

Carole F. Merchant

Allen & Susan Miglore

Barbara Peters

Marlyn Pino-Jones

Cliff Popejoy & Antonia Vorster

Jared & Kristen Quinton

Christeen Reeg

Pat & Tony Richards

Drs. Jill & Mitchel Ruffman

Frank & Billie Shoemaker

Ron & Diane Smith

Dr. Kenneth T. Sumida

WK Sumida

Marilyn Szulman-Jones

& Michael Szulman

Heather & Clay Taft

Paul & Cara Taylor

Bonnie M. Wachter

& Roger L. Wachter

Allyson Warr & Ken Poole

Duane & Lori Wattelet

Richard Weiss

Whitney Yamamura

ASSOCIATE

Jeffery & Ivy Applebaum

Wes & Patti Ball

Robin Bernhard

Shiv & Meena Bhat

Jane & Robert Blum

Barbara Brunson

& Karen De'Caussin

Craig & Dianne Burnett

Robert & Beverly Burns

James Cimino

Claudia J. Cummings

Kathy Cunningham

Fred & Ginger DeGregory

Carol Des Voigne

Richard Dilbeck

& Shirley Churchill

David & Lisa Dixon

Marc & Ila Dubin

Jim Dykes & Jacq Barnes

The Eichhorn Family

Electronic Systems Architects

Michael & Karen Ernst

Tom & Tina Farmer

Jim & Janine Fox

Gary & Joan Grootveld

The Gunther Haggblade Family

Kathy Hart

Joe & Julia Heideman

Richard Hobbie

& Gayle Heslop

Michael & Michele Hosken

Tim Hudson & Pris Zink

Karmere Vineyards

John & Diane Kingston

Russell & Virginia Krodell

Ada & Steve Krumm

Pam & Mike McAtee

Mary McKinnon

& Greg Krekelberg

Tammy Montgomery

& Greg Warzecka

The Moore Family

James & Melissa Netzel

Alvin Newman

Dr. Randy & Mrs. Kelly Nordell

Bruce Notareus

& Diana Polainer

George Parrott

Irwin Parrotte

Dave & Patricia

Segoviano de Pier

Ernest & Marie Pineda

Clare & Kathy Poe

Lorraine & Robert Rinker

Jeff & LeAnn Robinson

Wayne & Ann Schindler

Carolyn Scroggin

In Memory of Linda Shuken

Peter & Nadia Stamos

Linda & Jay Stirling

Herb & Gail Stone

Karen Stroth

Jim & Kathleen Switzer

Emanuel & Lisa Vargas

Mike & Margarita Vasquez

Gary & Phyllis

Vecchiarelli Las Vegas

Thomas & Linda West

Sandra & Barry Wold

Anson & Marien Wong

PATRON

John & Marilyn Abercrombie

Kathleen Ahrens

& Thomas Russ

In Memory of Albert & Jeanne

Dyana Anderly

Anonymous

The Antal Family

Robert & Elaine Austerman

Rochelle L. Babb

Bill Bandes & Lise St. Andre

Carol Barnes

Michael & Deb Basham

Jerry Beckett & Peggy Blair

Abbey Bell

Chris & Deborah Ben

Larry & Jamie Beutler

Norm & Karen Biane

Barbara Bills & Ernest Wolf

Gene & Jody Bisson

Jo Ann Blommer

Nancy Bohnsack

Katherine Bohr

Rich & Joice Burrill

Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Bydalek

Bryan & Janet Byrd

California House

Michael & Marie Carter

Leslie Castellino

Claudia Charter

& Robert Smith

John Y. Cho

Tom & Judy Chrisman

In Memory of Christine Clough

Charles & Kathleen Cooper

Pamela Creedon

& Robert Sorrels

Brandy Croteau

Bob & Marcy Crowley

Terry Crownover

Robert & Susan DeBruin

Denis & Joanrae DeLuchi

Dr. Asha Desai

Heather Dockter

Ed & Ellen Doller

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Katherine Dona

& Michael Lorton

Barbara & Dennis Driscoll

Nick & Ann Econome

Charles Eichbaum

Julie & Kevin Ellingson

Robert Elliott

& Kaye Christensen

Mark Espinosa

& Stephen Twitchell

Joyce Evans

Carl & Olga Fischer

Patty Fitzgerald

Barbara & Terry Fitzwater

Richard & Susan Fox

Don Gamache

Mark P. Glinowiecki

& Daniel J. Howard

Lori & Ed Goldman

Jeff & Mary Ann Goodwin

Dave & Carey Haake

John & Rebecca Hall

Dean & Jayne Hamilton

Kathie Hanna

Dianna Hansen

Mary Hansen

Larry & Kathryn Hanson

Art & Luann Hawkins

John & Joyce Hejlik

Beverley Hendrickson

Zheyla Henriksen

Deanna & John Hogg

Pamela J. Holmes

& Wayne Bentley

Sandy Hunsaker

M. Hunt

Terre & Vinny Ilardi

Joanne C. Jackson

Ejner & Judy Jacobsen

Don Jarrell & Jona Milo

Heath & Rachel Jenkins

JHJ

Mr. & Mrs. Byron Jodar

Judy & Mel Johnson

Russell & Marsha Jones

Michael & Sheryl Kays

Andrew Lagosh

Gary & Carey Landrith

Dr. Bob & Jean LaPerriere

Regina & Michael Levison

Ken & Charlene Loveland

Cynthia P. Macdonald

Ted Machado

Jim & Elizabeth Maddox

Paul L. Manfredi

Douglas & Carol McBride

Ron & Cindy McDaniel

Zoe Ann Meegan

Bill & Loni Mellerup

Merino Computer Concepts,

Joseph & Beth Merino

Stacey Mitchell & Chuck Weir

Mr. & Mrs. Teruo Mizutani

Roger A. Moore

James Morehouse

& Linda Ruben

Stephen & Jo Morrison

Terry & Olivia Mulligan

Dan & Lori Mullin

Bob & Carol Murdock

Steve & Doreen Mykytyn

Jeannine Neves

Malvina & Eugene Nisman

Linda Nugent

Russ & Cathy O'Brien

Michael & Janet O'Connell

Robert O'Reilly

Lynn & Gene Oliphant

John & Nancy Owen

Frank Pajerski

Dr. & Mrs. Chris Palkowski

Nick & Patty Palmer

Marci Pelka

The Petro Family

Michael J. Petrucci, DDS

Gayle Piper

Glen & Jane Price

Lola & Gordon Purdy

Douglas & Susanne Quayle

Buzz & Cindy Raley

Toni Raney

Dorothy Raun

Leslie & Ted Reed

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rennau

Judi & Roger Reynolds

Christopher

& Yolanda Rhodes

William & Wanda Rhoe

Joanne & Ed Rice

Steve & Caroline Roberts

Arlene Rose

Larry Savidge

Eugene & JoAnn Scherzer

Paul Schierenberg

Marilyn Schiveley

& Andrew Bucchiere

Allen Schmeltz

Carol Shaneen

Stephanie Shurilla

Marylee Silverman

Cherryl & Steve Simms

Jeff & Carol Skoien

Pete & Jeanette Sorrell

STYLE MAGAZINE

Paula Summers

Eva Tak

Larry & Marilyn Taylor

Cindy & Steve Templeton

Jan & Randy Terk

Rosanna Trevisan

& Geoff Maxey

Carla Turoff

Mark & Melissa Tuttle

Judy & Clarence Ueda

Rich & Kaaryn Van Buskirk

William & Kathryn Vetter

Mr. & Mrs. L. L. Victorino

Kathleen & Gregory Villegas

Marsha von Dessonneck

Estelle & Vincent Wagg

Micheal & Loesje Wagner

Pat & Don Wagner

Gail White

Kelly Wilkinson

Sandra & Barry Wold

Anne Wolfe

Alicia & Jim Zimmerman

The Zychalski Family

FRIEND

Carolyn Andres

Anonymous

Ann Arneill

Joyce Nina Auteri

Christina & Scot Bailey

Robert & Barbara Baker

Boyce & Darlene Baldwin

Bill Bandes & Lise St. Andre

Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Barrett

Clyde & Ann Barrow

Greg & Lynn Baugher

Sally Bennett

Shawn Bennett

Steve & Diane Bennett

Manni & Ricki Bergado

Hazel Berman

Alison Berry

Chuck & Peggy Bidondo

Sandra Biren

Tom & Brandy Blythe

Anita Bodiford

Mary & Oliver Bohlman

Jim & Phyllis Bolden

Dave & Sue Boucke

Susan & Ken Brackenhoff

Janice Brial

& Gerri Wigglesworth

Ken & Roberta Brooks

Judy & Gary Brown

Peggy & Craig Brown

Jeff & Carole Browne

Susan Browning

Susan Bryant

Carol & Don Buchanan

Sally & Jon Buchanan

Drs. Thomas & Marylou Bullen

Carol Burger

& James Vanhouten

John F. Burke

Kathleen M. Burne

Lisa & Mike Burrage

Maggie & Paul Bush

Paul Buttner

Cecelia & Ron Byrd

Aida Calindas

M. Calvo

Kimberly Campbell

John & Beth Canton

Donna Carey

Stephanie Carlson

& Rita Timewell

Judith Carmel

Michael & Jan Casterton

Ron & Linda Chaix

Art & Marilyn Champ

James & Teresa Chandler

Glenda R. Claremon

The Clark Family

Dan & Lynne Clawson

Patricia Coburn

Joanne Coffrini

Mark & Kathy Cohen

Clint & Yoko

Patrick Condran

& Ann Chambers

Ellen Covairt

& Bernie Kalscheuer

James H. & Louisa R. Coyne

Gary & Nancy Cramer

Bonnie & Curt Croco

Janice Crossman

Ron Culver

Tom & Julia Curtis

Muriel Davenport

Janet Davidson

Chris & Mynra DeBortoli

Robert & Victoria Dell

Andrea & Jim den Dulk

Carol Dependahl Ripperda

Ross & Shirlee Deter

Rosalind A. Deutsch

The Diffley Family

Marian Dilley

Victoria Dillingham

Sherry Dorithy

Theresa & Scott Dunagan

Pat & Nancy DyerSylvia &

Joseph Easley

Marilyn Econome

Helene & Elliott Eisenbud

Patricia Ekelund

Debbie Emery & Bill O'Brien

Denise Epes

Margaret Ervin

Barbara Espinosa

Richard D. Farshler

The Felix Family

David & Dorothy Ferencik

Nick & Lisa Ferrari

Lamoine Field

& Norma Bumbaca

James & Marie Fierro

Rex Fortune III

Robert W. Gant

Jamie Garcia

Bob & Sue Garmston

The Garnett Family

Don & Pat Garrett

Casey & Cindy Garten

Michele & Reese Gary

Lura Geil

Richard & Jude Gervais

Gino & Therese Giannelli

Doris Gibson

Michael & Selina Girard

John R. Glass Sr.

Larry Goldsmith

Raul & Judy Gonzalez

Ilene Goodwoman

& Robert Wagoner

The Gorton Family

Barry & Claire Goss

Don & Sue Haislet

Bob Hall

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Peter & Mary Ann Hall

Richard & Ann Halsey

The Hamilton Family

MaryEtta & Hashim Hamzawi

Kenneth Hansen

Mary Harris

Tom Hatam

Tom & Lise Heberer

Jon & Judy Hecox

David Hess & Donna Ayerst

Greg & Maria Hibdon

David Hill

Steve & Cheri Hill

Debby & Tim Holcomb

John & Susan Holder

Jordan Holmes

Don & Genevieve Huegel

Bruce Brown

& Judy Hunt-Brown

Phyllis & Norm Jacobs

John & Elizabeth Janus

Donald & Marilyn Jassowski

Dennis Johnston & Linda Hill

Marcia Joiner

Jerry & Cydney Jones

Mark, Debbie,

& Jacqueline Joyce

Jim & Dolores Juarros

William & Carol Jurkovich

Teresa M. Kahl

Jim & Marge Karling

Jeannie & Bob Kegley

Carol Kendrick

Gary & Susan Kieser

Kent & Nancy Kilborn

Lorraine King

Denise & Joel Kmetz

Matt & Deborah Knowles

Joy & John Krahn

Marilyn & Paul Krow

Sherrill & Ted Kulp

The Kupcho-Hawksworth

Trust

Laurie & Jim Kurttila

Mary Lagomarsino

Gene & Shirley Lakey

Frank & Pam Lanza

James & Barbara Lawrence

Dennis Leary

Kathleen Leavitt

Crystal LeClerq

Sondra Lee & Bill Kuhn

Wesley & Elizabeth Lee

Edward Lehman

Lenahan Law Firm

Carol Leong

John Leung

Bob Lew & Marion Franck

Debbie Lichtman

& Steven Ladd

Drew & Barbara Liebert

Cynthia & Rick Linkert

Steve & Jeanne Loe

Stuart & Vana Lott

James Louch & Family

Jim & Ruth Loughridge

Janeene Lowis

Mark & Dana Lutzo

Duane Lyons

Janice English Machen

Michael & Robyn MacKenzie

Karen Majewski

Elliot & Trudy Mazer

Marvin McArthur

Ginny McClane

Mr. & Mrs. Danny McDaniel

Sam & Jane McGee

Susan & Greig McGinness

Paul & Kathy McKenna

The McQuillan Family

Jere & Carolyn Meek

John Mehrshahi

Lance & Tracy Messineo

Carolyn Meza

Leslie Michaels & Susan Katt

Tony & Joyce Mihanovich

Milan

John & Jackie Miller

Ken Miller & Enid Morris

Mr. & Mrs. Teruo Mizutani

Jim & Marie Moore

Garry & Miki Morck

James Morehouse

& Linda Ruben

Brad & Janet Morris

Linda Mottet

& Dwight Mukuno

Scott Nagy & Valeska Wise

JB & Susan Neethling

Brian & Betty Neil

Gary & Lynda Nield

Brett & Darci Norberry

Burt Olhiser

Barbara & Mark Oliver

James E Oliver

& Rosemary Hernandez

Jennifer Oloriz

Celia Orona & Tom Anderson

In Memory of Neil Ostrander

Richard & Johanne Owens

Madeline Pace

G. Pack

Mary Palamidessi

Melanie & Jason Park

Aziza & Markie Parker

Ken Payne

The Pedroza Family

Carrie Penaloza

Sylvia & Mike Perscheid

James & Carol Peterson

In Loving Memory

of John Petrovich

Diana & David Phillips

George & Jeniffer Phillips

Pat Pilas

Jana & Ray Pingle

Gordon & Mary Pipkin

Dee Pisani

Helen Power

Jerome & Carolyn Preston

Jane & Roger Price

Robert & Carol Prinzo

Jess & Maria Ramirez

Bruce Rapport

& Karen Mondragon

Sue Rauzy

Sandi Reis

Bob Remen

& Allison Branscombe

Tim & Anne Riley

The Robards Family

Bruce & Carol Robeck

Linda Robinson

Evelyn Rogers

Robin & Lynne Rogers

Edward & Roseann Roman

Pat & Deb Rooney

Cary & Sharon Ross

Sherry Rossi

Jo Roughton

Robin & Marlene Rutherford

Tamra & Bob Ruxin

Tome Kathryn Ryan

Laura Ryman

George & Jane Samaniego

Art & Priscilla Schroeder

Phyllis Schwartz

Karen & Rick Scott

Mark & Karen Scott

Winnie Seto

The Kenneth Sherer Family

Tim & Michelle Shestek

Mike & Betty Simpson

Amrik Singh

Lee & Debbie Slupianek

Candace Smallwood

Roger & Barbara Smith

Marion Speed

Linda & Charlie Stack

Steven Starr

Eryn Stevens

In Memory of CSUS Professor

Leigh Stephens

Susan & Larry Stieber

Dale & Rose Stone

Rosemary Tanfani

Angela Tavares

Elleene Tessier

Sandra Thein

Mary Ellen Towner

Mike & Karen Tucker

Neal & Janie Vandendriesche

Augustin & Barbara Vega

Gordon & Renee Vicini

James & Joyce von Bergen

Tom Weborg & Sandra Singer

Linda Welpton

Janet & Les Wheeler

Craig & Kimberly Whichard

Ken & Jayne Williams

Tom & Mary Ann Williams

David & Carol Williamson

David & Evelyn Willmott

Jim & Jennifer Wood

Phyllis J. Wright

Suzanne Yackey

Bentley & Bug Yaryan

Bill Yeates

Ron & Carol Yelton

Ralph & Dodie Yerxa

Ray & Shirley Yu

Carole Yuhnke & James Herod

Loretta Zermani

Lynn and Stan Zumbiel

DONORS

Dr. Gwynn Akin

Phil & Alison Braverman

Richard Droese & Diane Reck

Intel Volunteer Grant Program

Donald & Loretta Lawsom

Robert & Barbara Leidigh

Douglas & Susanne Quayle

Paul & Beth Rees

Cary & Sharon Ross

Names listed are changes,

updates, and corrections

to the current 2019-2020

Annual Members as of

July 22, 2019.

A special thank you!

Name A Seat Donor

Dr. Gwynn Akin Bowers

Cary & Sharon Ross

2019/20 School Time Matinee Series Sponsor

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In The Wings:

Staff, Faculty, Board, District & Volunteers

Harris Center Staff

Administration

Dave Pier, Executive Director

Linda Stack, Administrative Assistant

Customer Services

Lisa Burrage, Ticket Office Supervisor

Devan Ivaska, Ticket Office Customer

Relations Assistant

Jared Van Kirk, Business Intelligence

and Application Services

Lead Customer Service Representatives:

Kyongjin Cho, Drew Matthews,

Corinne McCaig, Daniel Walsh

Customer Service Representatives:

Ana Avxentieva, Jennifer Berry,

Lucy Brindle, Maisie Crimmins,

Kay Damron, Tina Farmer, Geri Gold,

Alisia Gomez, Melanie Hardiman,

Julia Heideman, Marylou Keane,

Gregg Koski, Vicki Mason, Christine

Mahoney, Candace Maze, Mikki Melton,

Luke Raymond, Michael Roa,

Emma Thorp, Lee Thorp, Ethan Van Asch,

Epraksia Voskanyan, Yester Voskanyan

Office of Philanthropy

Sally Howard, Director Donor Relations

Kathleen Leavitt, Member Services,

Harris Center

Susan Brackenhoff, Staff

Event Services

Sandy Sloan, Event Services Supervisor

Matt Walsh, Event Services Clerk

Michelle Petro, Event Services Assistant

Front-of-house Leads:

Trevor Anderson, Grace Barner,

Vicki Mason, Lee Ray McDoniels, Linda

McDoniels, Kathy Moneybrake

Bruce Notareus, Michelle Petro,

Sandi Reis, Cindy Templeton,

Stephen Templeton

Gallery

Eunyoung Hwang, Marisa Sayago,

Heike Schmid

Marketing & Communications

Dave Webb, Marketing Consultant

Don Button, Graphic Designer

Marketing Staff:

Kathleen Switzer, Public Relations

Technician

Marketing Assistants:

Keyan Darabpour, Cherrie May Masangya

Production

Eduardo Garza, Technical Director

Jacob Cantu, Assistant Technical Director

Julie Sandberg, Artist Hospitality

Folsom Lake College Staff

Whitney Yamamura, President

Augustine Chavez Jr. , Vice President

of Administration

Monica Pactol, Vice President of

Instruction

B. J. Snowden, Dean, Visual and

Performing Arts

Melanie Quintell, VAPA Administrative

Assistant

Kristy Hart, Communications

and Public Information Officer

Jane Crandell, Public Information Svcs.

Joany Harman, Business Services

Supervisor

Dee Visentin, Business Services

Melissa Williams, Director

Administrative Services

Kathy Barnes, Campus Operations -

Printing/Mailroom Services

Jeff Lewis, IT & Media Services Supervisor

David Hindi, Media Systems/Resources

Specialist

Visual and Performing Arts Faculty

KC Boylan, Victoire Chochezi,

Paula Haug, Angela Prelip,

Communication

and Media Studies

Debra Worth, Dance

Philip Angove, Hao Lee, Music

David Harris, Cameron Hoyt,

Ian Wallace, Theatre and Cinema Arts

Eunyoung Hwang, Marisa Sayago,

Heike Schmid, Visual Arts

Los Rios Police Department

Larry Savidge, LRPD Chief

Valerie Cox, LRPD Captain

Mike Olson, LRPD Sergeant

Los Rios Community

College District

The Los Rios Community College District

is a two-year public college district

serving the greater Sacramento region.

The district includes American River,

Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and

Sacramento City colleges; major centers

in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento,

downtown Sacramento, Natomas, and

Rancho Cordova; and special services for

business and industry. Our colleges offer

transfer education and AA/AS degrees

and certificates in over 70 career fields.

Board of Trustees

Pamela Haynes

Dustin Johnson

Robert Jones

John Knight

Tami Nelson

Deborah Ortiz

Ruth Scribner

Chancellor

Dr. Brian King

Volunteers:

A Key Part of the Team

More than 1,500 volunteers help to

keep the Center running smoothly.

Last year alone, volunteers

contributed over 35,000 hours

as gallery docents, ushers and

office assistants, and community

ambassadors — helping patrons

to have an outstanding arts

experience. They are a key part of

the Center’s success — it literally

could not operate without their

support. For more information

n how to get involved with the

volunteer program, visit:

www.harriscenter.net.

Harris Center Program Guide produced in

association with Style Magazine.

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THE COMPLETE 2019-2020

AUGUST

15 Boz Scaggs

16 Nachito Herrera

21 Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

22 One Night of Queen

24 JSKC: Mozart and Haydn -

Humor and Heartache

25 FCA: Angela Ingersoll Sings

Judy Garland

26 SBL: Jon Anderson of Yes

27 DZP: Justin Hayward

SEPTEMBER

5 FLC Speakers: Adam Steltzner – How

Curiosity Changed My Life

6 Emery Entertainment: Men are from Mars-

Mars Women are from Venus LIVE!

11 SBL: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

13 Starbright Entertainment: Life in The

F Fast Lane – A Tribute to the Eagles

14 Carrera: Chad Prather

15 FCA: Glenn Miller Orchestra

20 Boleros de Noche

21-22 Cirque Mei

24-25 The Greatest Love of All – A Tribute to

t Whitney Houston

26 Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy:

A Abbey Road 50th Anniversary

27-29 RENT

28 Traditional Romanian Dance

30 The Simon & Garfunkel Story

CIRQUE MEI

OCTOBER

1 SBL: Jake Shimabukuro

2 Complexions Contemporary

Ballet: From Bach to Bowie

3 Russian Ballet Theatre:

Swan Lake

3-4 Huun Huur Tu

4 SBL: The Hit Men

5 Panto Company USA:

Rumpelstiltskin

5 Carrera: Elvin Bishop

& Charlie Musselwhite

6 PIOM: Student Recital

6 EDMT High Voltage: Back To

Broadway

6 FCA: Nat Brown Groovin'

with Smooth

6 Nat Geo: Mark Synnott,

Life on the Vertical

8-13 Blue Man Group

13 VITA: The Magic of Mozart

15-16 Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

17 Folsom VYBE

19 PIOM Piano Trio Recital

19 Sac Guitar Society:

Mimi Fox and Mary Flower

19 Folsom Lake Symphony:

High Impact

20 Placer Pops Chorale: Night of

Academy Award Winning Music

21 SFJAZZ Collective

22 Flamenco Legends by Javier

Limon: The Paco de LucÌa Project

23 SBL: The Celtic Tenors

24 Fastlove – A Tribute to

George Michael

25 Peter & Brendan Mayer,

Tim Flannery & Garratt Wilkin

26 Carrera: Three Dog Night

NOVEMBER

1-3 EDMT: Seussical The Musical

2-3 PIOM: Fall Recitals

5 Carrera: Tab Benoit

7-10 EDMT: Seussical The Musical

8-10 FLC Falcon's Eye Theatre:

The Hot L Baltimore

9 Balazs Rozsa Piano Studio Recital

10 Music Teachers Assoc of

California Sierra Branch Fall

Festival

12 The Forgotten Kingdom -

Sand Stories Live

14 FLC Speakers Series & Folsom

Women's Business Conference:

Kate White

15 Sugar Skull! - A Dia de Los Muertos

Musical Adventure

15-17 FLC Falcon's Eye Theatre:

The Hot L Baltimore

16 FLC Music Faculty Recital

17 Akiko Gaffney Studio Recital

19 Blue Note Records

80th Birthday Celebration

20 JSKC: Warm Romantic Music

from the Cold Far North

21 Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

21-24 FLC Falcon's Eye Theatre:

The Hot L Baltimore

22-23 The Four Italian Tenors

24 Bob Allen Music Recital

24-29 STOMP

30 An Irish Christmas

30 FLC World Music Festival

DECEMBER

1 An Irish Christmas

1 SBL: Jim Brickman –

A Christmas Celebration

2-3 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

5 John Tesh Acoustic Christmas

5 FLC Evening of Dance

7 Voices of California:

A Very Elvish Christmas

7 Super Sac Singers

7-8 SBS: Christmas Concertos

By Candlelight

7-8 Folsom Lake Symphony:

Bianco Natale

8 Emery Entertainment:

A Christmas with C.S. Lewis

10 FLC Choral Concert

11 GV: Big Band Christmas

13 Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento:

Posada Navideña

13-14 Cantare Chorale Christmas Concert

14-15 Placer Pops Chorale: Holiday Pops

14-15 FLC Youth Chamber Orchestra

15 Sacramento Masters Singers:

A Masters Singers Christmas

16 FLC Voice Recital

19-22 Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet

Theatre: The Nutcracker

21 [He] The Breath of God

Benefit Concert

23 EDMT High Voltage:

Holiday Celebration

PROGRAMS, ARTISTS AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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SEASON OF THE ARTS

JANUARY

4 Carrera: Los Lobos

5 VITA: Rising Stars of Chamber Music

5 FCA: Jim Witter's Piano Men

9 Kids Helping Kids' 8th Annual

Signature Gala

10 Mark Hummel Blues

Harmonica Blowout

11 JSKC: The Glory of Bach

12 Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson

14 Art Garfunkel

17 Nat Geographic LIVE: Steve Winter,

On the Trail of Big Cats

18 Baskhar Arts Academy

Annual Recital 2020

19 SBL: Close to You –

Music of the Carpenters

21 Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Live

22 Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

23 Russian National Ballet:

The Sleeping Beauty

24-26 Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

25-26 SBS: Voice of the Cello

28-29 The Play That Goes Wrong

30-31 An American In Paris

FEBRUARY

1 An American In Paris

3-4 Ballet Folclórico Nacional de Mèxico

de Silvia Lozano

6 Croce Plays Croce

7-9 Lenaea Theatre Festival

13 Jacalyn R. McNeil Piano Studio

Recitals

13 Carrera: Georgia on My Mind

13-16 Defending the Caveman

15 Dallas Children's Theatre:

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

15 Folsom Lake Symphony:

Swept Away

21-22 FLC Music -

Black History Month Concert

21-23 EDMT: Roald Dahl's

Matilda The Musical

23 VITA: Beethoven’s Birthday (Part 1)

24 SBL: JD Souther

26 International Guitar Night

27-29 Actors From The London Stage:

The Tempest

MARCH

1 EDMT: Roald Dahl's

Matilda The Musical

3-4 Actors' Gang: The New Colossus

5-8 CHICAGO, The Musical

9 National Geographic LIVE:

Brian Skerry, Ocean Soul

11-12 NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players:

The Mikado

13 Carrrera: Tom Rigney &

Michael Doucet

14 Folsom Lake Symphony Family

Concert: Musical Engine

14 The Siberian State Symphony

Orchestra

15 St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

17 Seamus Egan

19 SBL: Ronnie Milsap

20-22 Once On This Island

21 Sac Guitar Society:

Muriel Anderson's Wonderlust

21-22 SBS: Ecstasy of the Chaconne

23 FLC Speakers: Anne Lamott

26 Montreal's Porte Parole: Seeds

28 Voices of California:

Our Continuing Journey

29 enra: Dreams

29 SBL: Altan

APRIL

2 SBL: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

4 Theatre Heroes: Call of the Wild

4 Folsom Lake Symphony: The Planets

5 VITA: Beethoven’s Birthday (Part 2)

5 FCA: Daniel Rodriguez

with The Highland Divas

7 Bollywood Boulevard

8 DRUM TAO 2020

9 JSKC: Beethoven and Schubert –

A Musical Friendship

10-12 The Illusionists, From Broadway

24-26 FLC Falcon's Eye Theatre: Pippin

26 PIOM: Faculty Recitals

27 Carrera: Walter Trout

MAY

1-2 FLC Falcon's Eye Theatre: Pippin

8 FLC Music Festival

8-10 EDMT: Disney’s Newsies

9-10 FLC Youth Chamber Orchestra

11 FLC Voice Recital

13 FLC Choral Concert

13-15 Folsom Piano Recitals

14 FLC Evening of Dance

15-17 EDMT: Disney’s Newsies

16-17 PIOM: Spring Recitals

21 Leahy

22 Carrera: HYPROV

24 GV: Aloha Hawaii Live!

24 Bob Allen Music Recitals

30-31 Placer Pops Chorale

JUNE

1-4 Waitress

6-7 Folsom Lake Symphony:

Opera Meets Broadway

13 Northern California Dance

Conservatory: Double Feature 2020!

14 FLC Orchestra Concert

19 EDMT High Voltage:

Best of Broadway

20 Hoike 2020

21 FCA: Fabulous Equinox Jazz

Orchestra

27 El Dorado Dance Academy: DREAMS

JULY

10-12 EDMT: Disney’s Aladdin JR

15-19 EDMT: Disney’s Aladdin JR

LEGEND

Carrera

EDMT

FLC

FCA

GV

JSKC

Nat Geo

PIOM

SBL

SBS

SPMA

VITA

Carrera Productions

El Dorado Musical Theatre

Folsom Lake College Production

Folsom Community

Concert Association

Gary Vecchiarelli Productions of

Las Vegas

Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard

Conversations ®

National Geographic Live Series

Pacific Institute of Music

SBL Entertainment Presents

Sacramento Baroque Soloists

Sacramento Preparatory Music

Academy

Vita Academy Great

Composers Chamber

Music Series

National Geographic Live: Mark Synott

Life on the Vertical

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General Information

As a courtesy to other patrons who may have fragrance allergies,

please avoid wearing strong perfumes or cologne.

To limit disturbance to artists and fellow audience members,

late arrivals may be asked to wait until a suitable break in the

performance, or intermission, to be seated.

Doctors expecting calls during performances should leave their

names and seat locations with the House Manager.

Photography and Recording

The photographing and sound or video recording of any

performance, without the explicit permission of management,

is prohibited. Offenders may be ejected and liable for damages.

Ticket Office

Open Monday-Saturday, noon to 6 pm and two hours before show

times. Tickets also available online at www.harriscenter.net or by

calling (916) 608-6888.

E-mail list

Already have an account? If not, set up one at www.harriscenter.

net and receive e-news about events, added performances, and

special offers.

Parking

Ample event parking is located adjacent to the Harris Center.

Parking permits are required at all times including weekends.

A parking permit is issued automatically with your ticket order

for events. Once you have arrived and parked, please place your

permit in a visible location on your dashboard or hang it from

your rear-view mirror. For non-ticketed events, permits can be

purchased at automated parking kiosks located on the campus

circulator road.

House Notes

Emergency exits are indicated by green exit signs located above

each exit. For your safety, please check for the location of the exit

nearest to your seat.

As a courtesy to artists and other patrons, please turn off or

silence cellular phones, pagers, or wristwatch alarms before start

of the event, and refrain from texting during the performance.

Three sets of restrooms are located on the Stage Two end of the

lobby, one upstairs and two downstairs.

Snacks and beverages are available before performances and at

intermission at the Wells Fargo Café located near the electronic

donor wall, and at satellite service stations in the lobby. Food and

beverages are not allowed in the theaters (bottled water is okay).

Use of a ticket at the Harris Center constitutes acknowledgement

of willingness to appear in photographs, video, and film taken in

public areas of the facility and releases the Center, its Partners,

and all others from liability resulting from use of such images.

Lost and Found Items

Lost items will be held in the Coat Check room in the lobby until

the end of the performance. Thereafter, please call (916) 608-

6888. Unclaimed items will be turned into FLC Campus Police

Department after thirty days.

Accessibility and Listening Devices

The Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Wheelchair

seating is available in all venues. Portable wireless listening

devices are available with a small, refundable deposit or a

driver’s license. Please inform the Ticket Office of any special

needs when ordering tickets.

Children

All patrons are required to have a ticket, including youngsters

sitting on laps. Parents are expected to take into account the

subject and nature of performances when selecting shows for

their children, and to make sure etiquette is part of the theatre

going experience. Parents will be asked to remove disruptive

children.

Presentations, Partners, and Productions

The Harris Center for the Arts strives to inspire, include, and

instruct. Through its PRESENTATIONS, the Center brings touring

artists from around the world. PARTNERS are local and regional

music, theatre, and dance companies who make the Center their

home. PRODUCTIONS deepen the educational experience of

Folsom Lake College, giving students and faculty an opportunity

to develop their craft and present it to family, friends, and the

broader community.

Folsom Lake College is a smoke, tobacco, and vape-free campus.

Smoking and use of tobacco products is prohibited anywhere

on campus.

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