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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Program: Kiss Me Kate, June 11, 2009

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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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11
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June
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2009
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Music and Ly¢cs by Col~ Porter ,· Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Board of Directors Advisory Board Darrell W. Pierce -President Paul Cumming -Vice President Fred Patterson, Kevin Salley-Treasurers Matthew Rogers-Secretary Brittany Batell Kathleen Beardmore Joyce Casale Rob Goren Douglas Harris Nathaniel Madura Lindsay McCarthy Cynthia Straub Ken Thomson Anne Bauman - Chair Robin Barlow JohnEman Robert Green David Keren Ron Miller Deanna Relyea Judy Dow Rumelhart Ingrid Sheldon Gayle Steiner Keith Taylor Sheryl Yengera Suzi Peterson Cassie Mann Managing Director Program Director Eileen Goldman Emily Perryman Office Manager Volunteer Coordinator 322 WEST ANN STREET ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104 box office (734) 971-2228 office (734) 971 -0605 WWW.A2CT.ORG Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Opening night June 11, 2009 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre ~iss Qlte ~ate Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack Directed by Edmond Reynolds Music Direction by Choreographed by Tyler Driskill Rachel Francisco DeeDee Ulintz Assistant Director/ Stage Manager Producer Assistant Producer Douglas Harris Andrea "Drea" Shipp Lighting Designer Costume Designer Tiff Crutchfield Nan Wirth Christine Silveira Rachel Giordano Set Designer Leo Babcock Sound Designer Hair Stylist Nicholas Cole-Klaes Properties & Set Dressing Make-Up Susan Fisher Brenda Casher Jeremy Merklinger Graphic Designer Dayna Smith Lauren Victor Publicity Photographer Tom Steppe House Manager Pam Wenzel Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 www.mtishows.com From the Director It seems every facet of the world we know has been affected by the recent downturn in the economy. As the markets reel and arts funding declines one would think interest in live theatre would be waning both for the audiences and the artists. Having recently appeared in two sellout shows at The Encore in Dexter, purchased tickets to an almost sold out Billy Elliott on Broadway and held auditions for this show, I am pleased to say that is not the case. The abundance of talent that auditioned for Kiss Me, Kate was astonishing. These unpaid artists, as well as the stellar production staff I assembled have made it clear to me: what we do matters, what we do is important and what we do will endure. The personal sacrifices all have made to see this project through awe and inspire me. Kiss Me, Kate has enthralled and entertained audiences and performers for more than sixty years. Just as it gave laughs and comfort to post WWII Broadway, it continues to do so for communities dealing with their own set of challenges today. Your support of this little gem of a musical, in these difficult economic times, is most appreciated. It is you, the audience, which helps put the proper value on our work. So thank you for coming out to the show. Thank you for supporting A2CT and our efforts. And thank you for validating that what we do matters and will endure. SincerelyEdmond Reynolds, Director The Crew Scenic Carpenters Stage Crew MarkBatell Mitch Hodges MarkBatell Kathleen Beardmore Set Painters Props Crew Ilana Hariston Martha Montoye Brenda Casher Spot Operator Movie Posters Michael Konas Lighting Assistant Brad Pritts Kylista Geiger The Orchestra Violin ........................................................................................... Fran Wakefield Reeds ......................................................................... Rich Alder, ]ann Battersby, Lewis Middleton, Rob Wilson Horn ......................................................................................... Dianne Newberry Trumpet ....................................................................... Scot Cannell, Gary Maki Trombone ...................................................................................... Richard Pierce Bass ................................................................................................... Eric Walters Percussion .................................................................................... Mike Morrison Keyboard............................................................................................ Dave Rains Mlive.com is the insider's guide to all things Michigan. From family gatherings to romantic nights for two, to nights out with friends, Mlive.com is your resource to make every outing a memorable one. With information that covers everything from music and movies to literary events and the arts scene, Mlive.com is the best place to go when you're looking to go out. Visit mlive.com/entertainment today! mlive .C0111 Everything Michigan Mlive.com is the online home of 8 Michigan papers including The Ann Arbor News. The Cast ANDY BALLNIK (Hortensio/Featured Dancer) is happy to be back on stage since playing Bat Boy in Bat Boy: The Musicallast season. He has lately been behind the scenes directing musicals for Walled Lake Northern High School (Oklahoma, Little Shop of Horrors) and A Few Good Men for A2CT. He has also directed The Nerd and Grease and will be directing How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying next season. Other A2CT onstage credits have included The Full Monty (Malcolm), Hair, The Music Man, Cabaret, joseph ... {Rueben), On The Town and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas among others. He is currently a part time student at EMU, hoping to teach and direct drama professionally in the near future. Shout outs to his brother Pat, Sara, Aubrey, Katie, and january and the rest of this amazing cast and crew for making this show such a fun and enjoyable experience. Congrats on a great show!!! PATRICK BALLNICK (Ensemble/Featured Dancer) is very excited to be doing another show with A2CT. His first show with A2CT was Sondheim's Follies. Patrick was last seen on stage for Destination Theatre's production of Canton Follies. When he's not doing shows with "follies" in the name he is singing with the Detroit Together Men's Chorus in Ferndale. Patrick thanks the cast and crew for a great show. Break a leg!! DAVID BEAULIEU (Philip/Banker/Ensemble) is pleased to be involved in yet another A2CT production. David most recently appeared in A2CT's Follies and Michigan Classical Repertory Theatre's Both Your Houses. Other A2CT appearances include A Few Good Men, The Music Man, Hair, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and My One and Only. He has also appeared in The Grand Duke with UMGASS, and Little Shop of Horrors with Destination Theatre. David would like to thank Ed, Tyler, Rachel and the rest of the cast and crew of Kiss Me Kate for another great A2CT experience as well as his family for their continued support. Go Tigers!! KATIE BOYER (Specialty Dancer) is happy to be back in Michigan after four years living in New York. Katie has degrees in dance and biology and has performed in numerous productions with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She even had the joy of dancing at the Kennedy Center. With A2CT Katie performed in Evita and hopes to perform in more A2CT productions in the future. She wants to thank her parents for all of their love, support and generosity. MINNITA DANIEL-COX (Lilli Vannessi/Katharine) is very excited to return to musical theater after years of classical training. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she is a voice instructor within the award winning music program at Grosse Pointe South High School and at Western Michigan University. While this is her first role with A2CT, her past credits include Irene in the premier of james P. johnson's jazz opera, The Dreamy Kid and Leonora in the premier of Witness by Zae Munn. Please applaud wildly everytime she bows. AUBREY "AUBS" DONNELL (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be in A2CT's Kiss Me Kate! Thanks Ed, Tyler, Rachel, and Dee Dee for giving her the chance to be in this fabulous show! Special thanks to Ed for casting her as "Shy" in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 3 years ago which re-started her theatre career once her liver was doing better! Love to her family, friends, and babies! (Her 8 cats and 4 dogs!) Special shout outs to Sean, Sara, Craig, Andy, Pat, Linzi, Katie! STEVE GRUDZIEN (Fred Graharn/Petruccio) is honored to sing Cole Porter's classic pinnacle work. Recreating a "romantic character lead" so known and adored is a joyous handful. He has performed many musicals, operas, oratorios and even ballet in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida. "FUNDING THE ARTS FILLS LIVES AND NETS TANGIBLE RESULTS~ Thank you for coming to see our work. Who wants to do a LesMis1 JACKIE GUBOW (Doctor/Ensemble) is a senior at the University of Michigan studying psychology and music. With A2CT, she has most recently been seen as Lucinda in Into the Woods. Other roles include: a daughter in The Pirates of Penzance with UMGASS, Maureen in Honk! with DCP, Snow White in Fairy tale Follies with Off Broadway Productions, and Mayzie in Seussical the Musical with Berkley High School, among others. She is most excited to be playing Sally Simpson in The Whos Tommy with Destination Theatre in Canton next month. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Rachel. HANK NAASKO (Pops) This is Hank's fifth show with A2CT. Past performances include Tony in The Full Monty. Herman in Sweet Charity, Ewart Dunlop in The Music Man, and Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He did costumes for A2CT's production of Bat Boy The Musical. He is very excited to be a part of this show but he is no stranger to the musical theater. As a music teacher of 40 years, in Livonia, he directed Oklahoma,Bye Bye Birdie, Sound ofMusic, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man, and Bells are Ringing. He also did costumes for Meet Me in StLouis, Winnie the Pooh, You Can't Take it with You, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Oklahoma. He would like to thank his daughters for encouraging him to join A2CT and his wife for putting up with all the night rehearsals. MICHELLE NIXON (Speciality Dancer) is excited to be in Kiss Me Kate! She has been in several other A2CT productions over the years such as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Sweet Charity. Michelle is a preschool teacher in Ann Arbor, and is planning to spend the rest of her summer in Europe. She hopes you enjoy this rowdy show, and she sends her love and thanks to the cast and crew, her family, Abby, Xav, Mila, and Ryan! JANUARY PROVENZOLA (Specialty Dancer) is pleased to be working withA2CT once again. Some past cred- Fifth Third Bank proudly supports Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's 80th Anniversary Season. ~FIFTH THIRD BANK 53.com The things we do for dreams:· fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC. Gl Equal Housing Lender. its with A2Cf include Sweet Charity (Nickie), Cabaret (Sally Bowles) and Chicago (Velma). january is a graduate from the University of Michigan Dance Department and currently is a full-time mom to three darling little boys. Thank you to the cast and production staff for such a fun atmosphere. A big thank you to Anthony for being so supportive. Lots of love to the family. JENNIFER PEEK (Padua Waitress/ Ensemble) is in her first production with A2CT and it has been a really fun and exciting experience! She says thank you to her Mom and htr best friend Heather who gave her the extra push to audition for the show. DAVID RENKEN (Harrison Howell) is happy to spend ties. Rob is the Director of Drama at Pinckney Community High School. Rob would like to thank Adele, Griffin, Lucie, and Muddy for letting him indulge his performance habit. SARA RYDZEWSKI (Hattie, Specialty Dancer) was last seen with A2CT as Young Phyllis in Follies. Favorite roles include TiMoune in Once On This Island with Stagecrafters, Rizzo in Grease, and Diana Morales in A Chorus Line both with Destination Theater. Other shows include Hair, Pippin, Cabaret, and Forbidden Broadway. Many thanks to Ed, Tyler, Rachel, & DeeDee for this amazing opportunity, Mom and Dad, her amazing sisters Katie and Bethany, The March Sisters, Craig, Katie,Aubs,Andy,and Princess! more time with the great folks in the A2CT family in Kiss Me Kate. Recent productions include The Music Man (Charlie Cowell) and A Few Good Men {Jack Ross) after a long hiatus. David enjoys his night job in the St joe's emergency department and wants to thank his family for their love and support, especially his wife Jamie. Baby number 7 is expected on July 4th! CHRIS SHEWCHENKO (Paul) says: We are the musicmakers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. Chris couldn't be more grateful to be a part of his fourth A2CT production. Previous credits include a fabulous Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the charming Cpl. Howard in A Few Good Men, and a tuned-in Tribesman in Hair. Chris also sings tenor with the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers, and will sing Pinball Wizard in Destination Theatre's upcoming production of The Whos Tommy in Canton, MI. ROB ROY (First Gangster) has previously appeared with A2Cf in The Lucky Spot, The Importance of Being Earnest, Moon Over Buffalo, and A Few Good Men. Other area credits include Miss julie, The Game of Love and Chance, and Both Your Houses with MCRT. Rob holds advanced performance degrees from Wayne State and Southern Methodist Universi- BOB SKON (Harry Trevor/Baptista) has been a member of A2CT for 9 seasons working mainly off stage designing sound and serving on committees. Bob's occasional bout with the acting bug has lured him on stage, most recently as Billy Flynn in SAP's Chicago. Bob is also a singer I guitarist and can be seen with The Bob Skon Trio (www.bobskon.com). He thanks this most talented cast and crew, and sends his love to Kathleen. MATTHEW STEWARD (Second Gangster) is very pleased to be working with a fantastic cast in his very elocutionary musical debut for A2CT. His past credits include Saunders in Lend Me A Tenor, Sanchez in Cactus Flower, the Dr. in Bigfoot Stole My Wife and the producer hat for Bat Boy the Musical. In his spare time, he teaches Aikido at AMAS and plays assorted instruments with The Bob Skon Trio and Thelonius Junk. He offers heartiest felicitations to Ed and the rest of the high type staff for the opportunity, and to Suzi, Sasha, Jeremy and the Daphanator for their love and support. Forsooth. ing with this talented cast and crew! NORMAN WEBER (Bill Calhoun) is very happy to be making his debut with A2CT. Norman's past theatre credits include Jesus in Godspell, Joe in Showboat, Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, The Pajama Game, Cinderella, and Singing in the Rain. Norman also sings with the chorus for the Michigan Opera Theatre. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, horseback riding. reading and cooking. EVAN WILLIAMS (Gregory/ Ensemble) is pleased to perform in his first A2CT show. He recently performed in both Evita and Guys & Dolls with The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter, Michigan. Other favorites include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Damn Yankees. Evan thanks you for supporting A2CT. Enjoy the show! JUSTIN STREU (Gremio/ Featured Dancer) is pleased to appear in his first A2CT production and welcomes you to Kiss Me, Kate. This is his eighth musical. Favorites include: Guys & Dolls, Footloose, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Urinetown. Justin has had over three years of formal dance training and has performed in over six dance concerts. He hopes you enjoy the show! KATHY WAUGH (Lois Lane/Bianca) is extremely excited to hoof it up with her fellow cast members in A2CT's production of Kiss Me Kate. She could not have done it without the support of her very own leading man, Curt ("I love you, honey!") and she sends big hugs and kisses to her little darlings Audrey and Vivian. ("I'll be home soon!") Kathy was recently seen onstage as Teresa Phillips in Blackbird Theatre's, How the Other Half Loves. Other favorite roles include Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity, Roxie in Chicago, Eva Peron in Evita, Cassie in A Chorus Line, Charlotte in A Little Night Music, and a whole bunch of other stuff. She also had the wonderful opportunity to sing on stage with Frederica Von Stade in Michigan Theater's production of Candide. Professionally, Kathy performed with the Ohio Light Opera Company for several years and she is currently a cantor and soloist at St. Francis ofAssisi Church in Ann Arbor. She has enjoyed work- ERIK WRIGHT-OLSEN (Ralph) made his firstA2CT appearance in Marne, summer of 1989. In the ensuing 20 years he's taken on a wide range of roles, including Oscar in Sweet Charity, Grumio in Taming of the Shrew, and Axel in The Nerd. He also hosts WCBN's kids music show, Kids on Strike. If anyone's interested, Erik would like to casually remind you the 20th Anniversary present is China, and he prefers vegetable lo mein. Love to Amy! ... SPRINGS Natural Spring Water Distilled Water Water softeners Iron filters Gas lines Backflow testing 734-663-6643 booth plumbing @4wbi.com Jeff Booth - Master plumber Hot & Cold Coolers for home • office • factory 1440 Plymouth Rd. • Ann Arbor (enter from Jones Drive) CALL FOR DELIVERY 734-668-8270 ARBOR~THEATER 1t;;{- 2009 Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents Playing Around staged readings and talkbacks of playwriting contest winners GREAT IN-EXPECTATIONS By Savannah Hagen Directed by Janie Deegan J UIV I 10 - & 11 a t 8 p m 0 ~ NOT THEN, NOT NOW By Michael W. Kramer Directed by Mark F. 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Ann Street, Ann Arbor •Tickets $15 reserved seating, $10 general admission •Call (734) 971-A2CT or visit www.a2ct.org for more information Dance and Music Classes forToddlers,Boys, Girls and Adults WHY CHOOSE US? •Our three dance studios have sprung floors (2 marley, I hardwood) proven to help prevent injuries and allow dancers to dance longer. •3 professionally tuned music rooms for music lessons and rehearsal space. •Our energetic teachers have a positive teaching style which helps to develop selfconfidence and encourages self-expression. •Smaller Class Size A maximum of 8 children in our pre-school and Beginning Dance Classes, 12 students in classes for older students ensuring that dancers get personalized attention. •Ongoing Programs Classical Modem Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Ballroom, Latin Dance, Swing, Line Dancing, Creative Movement, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance Exercise •Discounts offered for multiple classes •Private and Small Group Music Lessons Instrumental, Voice and Percussion •1st Friday Ballroom Dance Parties •Student Dance Company •End of year concert in June Register Now call 734/222-6246 to schedule an appointment Take a Virtual Tour: www.artsinmotion.net Dance and Music Studio 2841 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor Musical Numbers In and around the Ford Theatre, Baltimore Maryland June 1948 Act One Another Op'nin', Another Show ............................................ Hattie & Company Why Can't You Behave ........................................................................ Lois & Bill Wunderbar ................................................................................... ..... Lilli & Fred So In Love Am ! ..............................................................................................Lilli We Open In Venice ............................ Katherine, Petruchio, Bianca & Lucentio Tom, Dick or Harry.................................................................. Bianca & Suitors I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua............................. Petruchio & Men I Hate Men ............................................................................................ Katherine Were Thine That Special Face .............................................................. Petruchio I Sing Of Love ...................................................... Bianca, Lucentio & Company Kiss Me, Kate ......................................................... Kate, Petruchio & Company There will be afifteen-minute intermission between acts. Act Two Too Darn Hot .......................................................................... Paul & Company Where Is The Life That Late I Led ....................................................... Petruchio Always True To You (In My Fashion) ........................................................... Lois Bianca ................................................................................................ Bill & Girls So In Love Am I (Reprise) ............................................................................ Fred Brush Up Your Shakespeare ......................................................... Two Gangsters So Kiss Me, Kate ............................................................................ Full Company The Cast Fred Graham!Petruchio .............................................................. Steve Grudzien Lilli Vanessi!Katharine ........................................................Minnita Daniel-Cox Lois Lane!Bianca ............................................................................ Kathy Waugh Bill Calhoun!Lucentio ................................................................. Norman Weber Hattie (Lilli Vanessis dresser) .................................................... Sara Rydzewski Paul (Fred Grahams dresser) ................................................. Chris Shewchenko First Gangster ......................................................................................... Rob Roy Second Gangster ............................................................................. Matt Steward Harrison Howell ............................................................................David Renken Harry Trevor/Baptista) ......................................................................... Bob Skon Ralph (Stage Manager) .......................................................... Erik Wright-Olsen Pops (Stage Doorman) ................................................................... Hank Naasko Gremio ............................................................................................... Justin Streu Hortensia ....................................................................................... Andy Ballnick Cab Driver .....................................................................................David Renken Padua Innkeeper .................................................................... Erik Wright-Olsen Padua Waitress ................................................................................ Jennifer Peek Padua Priest ................................................................................... Hank Naasko Bird Girl ....................................................................................... Michelle Nixon Nathaniel .................................................................................... Patrick Ballnick Gregory ......................................................................................... Evan Williams Philip ........................................................................................... David Beaulieu Haberdasher ................................................................................... Hank Naasko Doctor ............................................................................................. Jackie Gubow Nurse ........................................................................................... Aubrey Donnell Messenger # 1 ..................................................................................... Justin Streu Messenger #2 ............................................................................... Evan Williams Chauffer ......................................................................................... Andy Ballnick Banker......................................................................................... David Beaulieu Trucker........................................................................................ Patrick Ballnick Were 1hine 1hat Special Face Dancers........... Katie Boyer, January Provenzola Female Specialty Dancers ..................................... Katie Boyer, Michelle Nixon, January Provenzola, Sara Rydzewski Male Specialty Dancers ....................................Andy Ballnick, Patrick Ballnick, Justin Streu, Evan Williams Female Ensemble Singers ............Aubrey Donnell, Jackie Gubow, Jennifer Peek Male Ensemble Singers ....... David Beaulieu, Hank Naasko, Eric Wright-Olsen Acknowledgements Thank you to the following for providing us with incredible gifts ... time, support, items and more. We can't express our appreciation strongly enough! Paula Doering & Pioneer Theatre Guild Liam White Michael Konas, for creating custom posters for the set PTD Productions Alexsa Duscay David Melcher and Ring of Steel for the guns and whip and combat training Caleb Newman And to anyone whom we may not have listed, or whom printing deadlines prevented us from listing, we apologize and ... thank you! The Production Staff TYLER DRISKILL (Music Director) is delighted to be directing his first Cole Porter musical, and he is especially pleased to be involved with his second A2CT production (Forum '07-'08). His directorial credits include Little Shop of Horrors and Gypsy, both with Saline Area Players. He studied at the U-M School of Music and has, in recent years, accompanied numerous dance classes for the U-M Musical Theatre Department. Tyler, a founding member of Fourth Wish jazz quartet, performs regularly and avidly in show pits throughout Southeast Lower Michigan. As always, he wishes to thank his wife, Rebecca, for her continued love and support. SUSAN FISHER (props master & set dresser) This is the third A2CT production for Susan. She previously designed props for Into the Woods and Follies. Susan is a Cole Porter fan and is happy to be part of Kiss Me, Kate. She thanks her props crew- Brenda & Alexa - for their skill and creativity. She also thanks: Ed and Leo for answering SO many questions and emails; Mark for his ability to build just about anything; Doug for his support and for asking her to be part of KMK; and Michael for the generous donation of his artistry. RACHEL FRANCISCO (Choreographer) is delighted to be working with such a talented cast and crew on Kiss Me Kate! While usually an on-stage performer, Rachel's past production staff credits include Fiddler on the Roof (director), and Bat Boy: The Musical (choreographer). Thank you to DeeDee for being such an awesome partner in dance! Love, hugs and kisses to Timo and Annika. DOUGLAS HARRIS (Producer) has enjoyed working with so many talented and dedicated people on this show. Not content to wear just a producer's hat, he also is finishing up his second year on the A2CT board. Doug calls Saline home where he has been an active member of Saline Area Players. Doug sends his love to his lovely wife Deb and to his children Katherine and Sam. MITCHELL B. HODGES (Scenic Carpenter)- Regional: Musical Theatre of Wichita, Glimmerglass Opera, Fort Worth Opera Festival, Motor City Lyric Opera, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, University Productions, University of Michigan Opera Theatre, Performance Network Theatre, Michigan Classic Repertory Theatre. Community: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, Riverfolk Arts Center, Univ. of Mich. Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Pursuing BFA: Univ.ofMichigan. Special Thanks: My Family, Megan, the Cary's, and Nancy! www.mbhodges.com EDMOND REYNOLDS (Director) is thrilled to be directing another A2CT production having recently directed Sweet Charity and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for this organization. When not directing, Ed likes to tread the boards as well and has appeared as Miles Gloriosus inA2CT's .. .Forum, Experience authentic cuisine and ambiance. ~· CARSON'S ruuerJIUBi6tro • 2000 Commonwealth Plymouth west of Green 326 S. Main St. 341 S.Main St. [pFJ[t.li~. DCOODCODOOC 347 S. Main St. fit cA'OP HOUSE 322 S. Main St. Pick your dining pleasure in Ann Arbor! Reservations: 1-888 456-DINE www.msventures.com as Big Jule in Encore Musical Theatre's Guys & Dolls and in the ensemble of the Encore's inaugural production of Evita. Other favorite roles include Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown, Harold Nichols in The Full Monty, Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, The Musical and Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd. By day, Ed is a nurse anesthetist and is employed as the System Leader for the Department of Anesthesiology at St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Ed is scheduled to direct Nine for A2CT"s 2009-2010 season. Thank you for supporting the Civic and enjoy the show! ANDREA "DREA'' SHIPP (Assistant Producer) Drea holds an MA in Theatre Arts Management from Eastern Michigan University, where she proudly serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has worked professionally for Nederlander Detroit and is currently Production Manager for the Seaway Chorale & Orchestra and Coordinator of Scholarships and Sponsorship for 8th Wonder Theatre. She is pleased to be involved in her third A2CT production! Thanks to Doug, Ed and the KMK staffi Love to Muey, Daddo, and Narnuzie! voted ohe o-F "the wortd's top 2.5 -Food markets, bg -Food & wihe great tastes available everyday from 7am to 1Opm We'll bring the Zingerman's Experience to you. Zingerman's Catering specializes in combining the most exciting and flavorful food we could unearth, guaranteed to make your meeting or party the talk of the town! www.zingermanscatering.com DAYNA SMITH (Graphic Design/Poster Art) works as a freelance graphic artist in the Ann Arbor area. She's had the pleasure of participating as an A2CT cast member in Into the Woods and Follies, and for the latter she also created poster art To see more of her work, check out daynaksrnith.homestead. com! DEE DEE ULINTZ (Choreographer) has been dancing for nearly 30 years, and loves choreographing, teaching, and taking class when not working her day job at UM's School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She is honored to work with A2CT and the hard-working cast of Kiss Me, Kate! Big thanks to Rachel for being a talented partner and great friend. Huge thanks and kisses to Pete for never-ending support in my dancing endeavors. Becoming an A2CT Member The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre (A2CT) has been fostering a love of theater since 1929. We provide opportunities for all members of the community to participate in and attend quality theater productions. We value the development of creative talent, artistic and educational growth, and a stronger culture of arts awareness in the community. We could not provide any of these wonderful opportunities without the support of our members; as has always been true, revenue from ticket sales alone cannot cover our operating costs. Please consider becoming a member of A2CT and help foster a love of theater for years to come. Membership offers you: ./ early notification of season ticket purchase ./ preferred seating ./ invitation to Members Only events ./voting rights at our annual membership meeting ./ a listing in all of our show programs for donations of $50 or more ./ the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting one of the longest continuously running community theaters in the country! Please contact us at (734) 971-0605 or visit www.a2ct.org for more information. ANN ARBOR COMMERCE BANK is pleased to continue to support Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. Congratulations and best wishes for your 8oth Season! 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O!IIJd !IS b' liJIJI't ~~ tnfOI.t~tel.ofl (7,34)3i(a.U41 114- f W~01'\I Vow n.tow YV AY\N\1 Arbor www.CU"borbrew~ CO'ml 7 34--213-1393 Common Language- Common Language Feminist/LGBT Bookstore also Theatre, Movies and the Arts lautl BAR 315 Braun Court Ann Arbor 734-994-3677 www.autbar.com autbar@gmail.com Common Language Bookstore 317 Braun Court Ann Arbor 734-663-3677 www.glbtbooks.com glbtbooks@gmail.com Best Wishes for a Successful Season BUTZEL LONG ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS Ann Arbor OfRce: 350 South Main Street, Suite 300 • 734 995 3110 Ann Arbor Bloomfreld Hdls Boco Rotan Detrort Holland LanSing New York Polm Beach Washrngton DC All10nce Offrces Be11rng Shonghar Mexrco Crty Monterrey Member Lex Mundr 3 13 225 7000 www butzel com 2008 - 2009 A2CT Season Donors This performance and all of our current season's programs would not be possible without the support of the following people: BLOW OUT THE CANDLES- $1,000 + Sue and C. E. Gingles David and Mary Keren Fred and Margaret Patterson Darrell & Alison Pierce Edmond J. Reynolds ICING ON THE CAKE - $500 + Ann Arbor Community Foundation Betsy and Robin Barlow Kevin Binkley Linda and Charles Borgsdorf Martha Campbell Don and Pam Devine Matthew and Suzi Peterson Steward David and Stephanie Pyne SPRINKLES ON THE CAKE- $250 + David and Sandra Anderson MarkBatell Kathleen Beardmore and Bob Skon Jeff and Sue Booth Charles A. Carver LynnD'Orio Judy Dow Rurnelhart Judge and Mrs. S. J. Elden Peter Niedbala Charles and Amy Roehrig Marci and Andrew Rosenberg Nan Wirth ICE CREAM- $100 + Mary J. Adamski David Andrews Marian and Charles Allmand Harlene and Henry Appelman Linda Lee Austin Leslie Austin and Brad Vincent Leo Babcock and Family Dr. James Barnes Anne and Richard Bauman Richard and Elissa Benedek Harry Benford Fran and Mark Berg Paul and Susie Berneis The Berry Family Ralph Beuhler Suzanne and Fred Beutler Wilbur C. Bigelow Eunice Burns Joyce A. Casale Brenda Casher Cathy Cassar George Cassar Ann B. Cassidy Dan and Muriel Converse Merle and Mary Ann Crawford Paul Cumming Amy and Phil Dabney Tanya, Tawna and Damon Dabney Lyn and Art Davidge Jean and John Debbink Margaret Diebold Jim and Lois Dowling Allan Dreyfuss Carol and John Ernan Rachel Francisco and Tirno Anderson Margaret and Howard Fox Amelia and Mary Franceschi Margaret Gaugler Clement and Margo Gill Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Glysson Rob Goren Rodney Grambeau Robert Green Linda Haffey Brian Harcourt Janet and David Harms Douglas Harris and Deborah Peery Susan Harris Jan and Dave Hartmann Rose and John Henderson Debbie and Norman Herbert Jane and David Hughes David and Phyllis Husted Thorn Johnson Ed and Martha Kimball Leo and Christine Klausner Bob and Annette Koeble Dick and Ginny Koester Seymour and Dorine Kroll Fred and Ethel Lee Jean Leverich The Lighthammer Family Catherine Lilly Mary Louise Lowther Cassie Mann and Torn Steppe Ann and James Mattson Lindsay McCarthy Carmen and Jack Miller George A. Miller Ron Miller Martha Montoye Robert A. Moore Gig Olsen Michael and Mary Ann Parr Pearlman Family Kim and Larry Perlman Patricia J. Pooley David and Jamie Renken Barb and Kelly Rigney John and Marilyn Rintamaki Matthew & Emily Rogers Harold «Hal" Rothbart Dave and Caitlin Rowe Larry Rusinsky Walter and Lois Scott Mary Ann Sellers Cliff and Ingrid Sheldon John and Roma Siller Robert and Elaine Sims Gene and Darlene Smith Anthony Snoddy Betsy and Vern Soden Eva and Ed Solomon Ines Storhok Karen and Mike Szymanski John M. Tartaglia Ken Thomson Robert C. Urbanic Andrea Van Heerde Richard and Vickie Van House Bruce T. Wallace Ken Warner Deborah Welsh David A. Wright Erik and Amy Wright-Olsen Sam Zwetchkenbaum BIRTHDAY CAKE - $80+ Peter and Daphne Adams Jacqueline and Robert Anderson Paddy Ash William and Patricia Austin Gerald and Meridel Avrin Kathleen Bainbridge Carl A. Brauer Jr. Dennis and Carol Becker Mark Bernstein The Berry Family Cheryl Berteel Dave, Ruth and Sam Blackburn David J. Boes Glenn Bugala and Emily Perryman Frances Bull David Burfoot Ann Cassidy Alex Cave and Deborah Orlowski Jack Cederquist Albert and Alice Chambers Dixie and Charlie Cocagne Shirley A. Donnelly Ruth P. Dorr Melissa, Jennifer, Alexis & Jon Elliott Helen Emmons Susan Fisher Rich Fortner Garris, Garris, Garris & Garris Doris and Leslie George Eileen and Laura Goldman Alan Goldsmith VernaGoss Cozette Grabb William A. Gracie MD Mary K. and Jerry M. Gray Marguerite Harms Lexiomara Harris Mary Hathaway Robert and Elizabeth Herbst Janet Woods Hoobler Carolyn, John and Alexander King Bob and Annette Koeble Jim and Barbara Krick John and Margaret Laird Dale Larson William and Judith Lynn Kingsbury Marzolf Kellen and Maggie McCoy Carolyn Moehrle Kittie Morelock Patsy Morita Y. Marcheta Morley Greg Morris Mary and Amir Mostaghim Ruth E. Munzel Joan Muskovitz Mary Anne Nemeth Suzanne Northway Laura Olsen Randall and Janet Peacock Robert Pichler Tamara Real John Reiser Jim and Jackie Ritchie Samuel and Irene Rupert Marguerite and Marshall Shearer Wendy and Mike Sielaff Martha Soper Gayle Steiner Chris and Sue Szymanski Emily Twanmo and Tom Stockton Shirley Thornton Olive and Raymond Thursby Jeff and Betsy Warren Esther Warzynski Carol W. Weber Erin Webster Tracey Wentz and Chuck Blackmer Sandy and Sarah Wiener Betty and Bob Wurtz Sheryl and Shekar Yengera Catherine Zudak We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact A2CTfor corrections. ~"~BOUND OF ~~~Q.~,IIi~~:VILLES

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