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Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Day
6
Month
June
Year
2017
Rights Held By
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
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SEASON 34

JUNE 6 - JULY 4, 2017 A2SF.ORG

FROM THE DIRECTOR

AMY NESBITT

Executive and Artistic Director,
Ann Arbor Summer Festival

IT'S THE BEST PART OF SUMMER IN ANN ARBOR

Welcome to the 34th season of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival! Each summer A2SF is a highly anticipated gathering that transforms our city for four weeks into an open celebration, a place to be inspired by community and explore live performance. We

are a celebration of inclusion bringing together the best artists in the world alongside the up-and-coming and the astounding. We present the best homegrown talent alongside global superstars. With an eclectic mix of over 170 events spanning music, dance, comedy, film, spoken word, culinary exploration, street arts, and family entertainment, we have something for everyone.

From the incomparable Diana Krall returning to open the festival
on June 6th in Hill Auditorium to the world premiere of Australia’s Strange Fruit swaying above festivalgoers in Tall Tales on the High Sea as part of the U-M Bicentennial celebrations, we are proud to offer an array of thrilling ticketed and free events. We invite you to explore some of the best of Ann Arbor at Top of the Park, from local food and drinks, to fun KidZone activities, to trying a Retreat class with our valued partners.

In my final season, I want to thank you for supporting the festival we all love so much and am so grateful for the opportunity to have served our community for the past 11 seasons. I am very proud
of what we’ve done with a great team, board, and this amazing community that keeps A2SF thriving. Thank you for being here

and helping to make this a spectacular edition of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. 2  MISSION

  2. 3  SPONSORS & PARTNERS

7 MAINSTAGE
23 SPECTACLE
27 TOP OF THE PARK 27 OUTDOOR CINEMA 27 WELLNESS

29 FOR FAMILIES
33 TASTING EVENTS
41 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
42 SUPPORTERS & DONORS 49 SPECIAL THANKS
50 FESTIVAL TEAM

MISSION

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s mission is to present a world- class celebration of arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.

VISION

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival aspires to be a leading multi-arts festival and an enduring local treasure — a widely anticipated, interactive hub of creative and community energy.

CORE VALUES

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. A boutique music and arts festival, the four-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, dance, comedy, film, circus and street arts, and family entertainment.

EXCELLENCE, DIVERSITY,

RELEVANCE

Established as an equal partnership between the City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival presented its first full season in 1984. What began with a vision for a summer cultural event that would connect audiences with world-
class artists, bring community together, and showcase the city and state as a major arts destination, now flourishes as one of the leading multi-arts festivals in the country.

A COMMUNITY TRADITION

Now entering our 34th season, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival produces two concurrent programs, one indoor and one outdoor, at various venues and spaces across the University of Michigan campus and in downtown Ann Arbor. The indoor Mainstage series includes ticketed performances of world-class music, dance, theater, and comedy. The outdoor program, Top of the Park, is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission- free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles, and unique family attractions.

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SERIES SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

Jeff Crause | 734-975-0981

The Family of Drs. Sharlene Day and John Younger • The Molloy Foundation

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Allergy and Immunology Associates of Ann Arbor • Bivouac
Bridgeport Consulting • ECO PHYSICS, INC • Fred’s • Greenhills School
The Guttman Families and Joan French • Kapnick Insurance • Mac Arthur Corporation

Prechter Bipolar Research Fund • State & Liberty Clothing Co. University of Michigan Museum of Natural History • Vintage Financial Services

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Emily and Rich Belanger • The Belden Family • Anne and Howard Cooper Wendy and Ted Lawrence • Erin McKean and Steve Sullivan • Fran and Irwin Martin

Dana Muir and Tracy Grogan • Cindy and John Nixon • Eileen and Ron Weiser

IMAGINATION FUND & UNDERWRITERS

AGENCY PARTNERS

FOUNDING PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

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LEAD SPONSORS

WENDY LAWRENCE

Chair,
Festival Board of Trustees

FOUNDING PARTNERS

MARK SCHLISSEL

President,
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is proud to welcome you to the
Ann Arbor Summer Festival. As a festival co-founder, we are honored to partner with the City of Ann Arbor and present the 34th year of this wonderful series of events and activities.

Our entire region is strengthened by the amazing artists and exhibits of the 2017 Summer Festival. The performances, shows, and learning activities open our minds to new ideas and help us appreciate different people and cultures. As a public university, we are delighted to share top venues such as Hill Auditorium and the Power Center with festival attendees.

I thank you for your support of arts, culture, and activities that enrich the lives of families in our community, and I hope you enjoy the 2017 Summer Festival.

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is one of the reasons why it's hard to beat summer in Ann Arbor! Don’t miss the incredible 2017 Mainstage performances, including artists such as Diana Krall, Pink Martini, or Ira Glass. Join us too for Top of the Park, which draws friends, families, and neighbors together to share a meal from local vendors, dance in the street to the music

of incredible bands, or just relax on the lawn. Check out the amazing free outdoor spectacles by Australia's Strange Fruit or take in a favorite movie under the stars. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival—it's among the best Ann Arbor has to offer.

I’d like to officially welcome you to the 34th annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival. There's no better way to begin the summer than being with friends and family at Top of the Park.

The festival is a community event, produced with help from the City of Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan and most importanty, all of you. So come join us to hear music from returning favorites and new friends. Have dinner on the grass, dance under the stars, check out a wine tasting or a yoga class, or see a favorite movie. See a world class Mainstage show or delight in an outdoor spectacle. We can't do it without you, so thanks for your support.

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR

Mayor, City of Ann Arbor

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Helping our

communities thrive.

TD Ameritrade is a proud supporter of The Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 6 AT 8 PM, HILL AUDITORIUM

JAZZ

POP

VOCAL

Performance generously underwritten by Wendy and Ted Lawrence

MEDIA PARTNER

DIANA KRALL

Tickets starting at $65

With a soft contralto and jazz piano chops that have made her
a hallmark leader in jazz performance globally, Diana Krall stuns audiences with a jazz sensibility as playful as it is sophisticated. Her phenomenal range as an artist has made her widely popular, innovating jazz and American Songbook standards alongside pop explorations.

In a rare appearance heightened by the acoustically pristine Hill Auditorium, A2SF is thrilled to open the 34th season of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Mainstage with this multiple Grammy Award-winning, Canadian jazz pianist and world-renowned singer. She joins the festival as part of a world tour in support of her latet release, Turn Up The Quiet, from Verve Records. Her new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites Diana with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma.

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and was named Billboard's Jazz Artist of the Decade. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards. Her recording career includes nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

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WELCOME TO WELCOME TO

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13 AT 8 PM, POWER CENTER

JAZZ

POP

VOCAL

GLOBAL

Performance generously underwritten by The Belden Family

SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNER

PINK MARTINI

Tickets starting at $45

Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ‘50s and crosses genres
to make an eclectic, modern sound. Mesmerizing with elegant arrangements of Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, this intoxicating retro-pop ensemble is always a festival favorite and sells out quickly. Their latest release, Je dis oui!, traverses the world from France to Iran, Armenia, and South Africa and more, affirming the band’s 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit.

Formed in Portland, Oregon, Pink Martini frequently plays with symphonies and orchestras, and recently sold out a run with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Releasing 11 full-length albums on their own Heinz Records label, they have steadily grown a following largely through word-of- mouth, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. They have appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Later with Jools Holland. Je dis oui! includes guest appearances by Rufus Wainwright, Ari Shapiro, and Ikram Goldman, and features the group's first forays into Armenian and Xhosa music from South Africa.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 AT 8 PM, POWER CENTER

AMERICANA

ROOTS

Performance generously underwritten by Erin McKean and Steve Sullivan

MEDIA PARTNER

RHIANNON GIDDENS

Tickets starting at $30

Grammy Award winner and 2017 Grammy nominee Rhiannon Giddens is hailed as the brightest light in American Roots. Poised and powerful, her ecstatic explorations of the American Songbook and her fiery, rich musicality have made her one of the most unique American voices. Known for her extraordinary emotional range, and spectacular fiddle and banjo playing with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens has skyrocketed into a solo career interpreting African American folk, gospel, blues, jazz, and country on the world stage.

After years of touring festival circuits and playing university halls
and major cities with Carolina Chocolate Drops, her fate took a turn, in 2013, when she dazzled T Bone Burnett with her operatic delivery
at a live performance in Manhattan. He quickly got to work with her recording interpretations of great American female singers like
Patsy Cline, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Nina Simone. Since then, she’s written Freedom Highway, a collection of songs from Nonesuch Records “based on slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, and the Civil Rights movement of
the 1960s, and headlines from the streets of Ferguson and Baltimore today." Barefoot in a ballgown—she joins us on a world tour including the Spoleto Festival, Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 18 AT 1 PM, POWER CENTER

FAMILY

COMEDY

IMPROV

SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNER

DOKTOR KABOOM!
“IT'S JUST ROCKET SCIENCE” Tickets just $15

In an explosive line-up of entertaining science experiments, the zany, high energy German scientist Doktor Kaboom! hilariously explains the scientific hurdles of space travel. Young astronauts will join him for “experiments” that bring to life constructs like trajectory, centripetal and centrifugal force, and Newton’s Third Law. Great for all ages, though recommended for kids 6–16.

Doktor Kaboom! is the brainchild of comedian and actor (and proud dad) David Epley, a man who believes science is for everyone and
is better shared in ways that inform and entertain. With audience participation and improv, no two shows are alike, and many kids have asked their parents to stay for the second show. For 20 years, Doktor Kaboom! has combined his passions for writing, performing, and directing original material with his training at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He lives in Seattle and tours internationally.

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HAIL TO THE VICTORS

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SUNDAY, JUNE 18 AT 4 PM, POWER CENTER

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FAMILY

COMEDY

IMPROV

SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNER

DOKTOR KABOOM! “LIVE WIRE”

Tickets just $15

In another explosive show, high energy German scientist Doktor Kaboom! has unbridled enthusiasm for science that he loves to
share in this fun and funny exploration of electricity. He pulls young audience members into each “experiment” as helpers exploring Tesla Coils, Van de Graaf generators, and even a ping pong shooting robot. Laugh along as Doktor Kaboom!, in his steampunk goggles and orange lab coat, explains everything from voltage and current to charges, conservation of energy, and plasma. Commissioned by The Kennedy Center. Great for all ages, though recommended for kids 6–16.

Doktor Kaboom! is the brainchild of comedian and actor (and proud dad) David Epley, a man who believes science is for everyone and
is better shared in ways that inform and entertain. With audience participation and improv, no two shows are alike, and many kids have asked their parents to stay for the second show. For 20 years, Doktor Kaboom! has combined his passions for writing, performing, and directing original material with his training at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He lives in Seattle and tours internationally.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 AT 8 PM, POWER CENTER

COMEDY

IMPROV

Performance generously underwritten by Dana Muir and Tracy Grogan

SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNER

91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit

COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD: SCARED SCRIPTLESS TOUR
Tickets starting at $45

Two giants of improv comedy bring their hilarious hire-wire act to
the Power Center. Flexing nothing but their sharp wit, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line Is It Anyway? will create hilarious and original scenes from audience suggestions and participation, even inviting members up on stage to add an extra element of the unexpected. Just like a live version of Whose Line, get ready for
a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! With a new generation enjoying Whose Line on The CW, along with a passionate fan base that has enjoyed the show for 20+ years, nothing matches Colin and Brad and their unique brand of improv.

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SATURDAY, JULY 1 AT 8 PM, POWER CENTER

PUBLIC RADIO

SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNER

91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit

Co-Presented in partnership with Michigan Radio with promotional support from WEMU FM

IRA GLASS: SEVEN THINGS I’VE LEARNED

Tickets starting at $50
Additional $20 VIP ticket for a catered private party with Ira. Limited capacity.

Ira Glass is easily America’s foremost storyteller. His iconic weekly public radio program, This American Life, attracts 4.4 million listeners around the world. He returns to the festival (after joining us as a dancer with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass in 2013) for a unique evening of thought-provoking stories, sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? Using audio clips, music, video, and an audience Q&A, Glass will mix stories live onstage that explain his creative process and inspire his fans.

Ira Glass is from Baltimore. He started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR’s headquarters in D.C. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show and did nearly every production job they had: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter, and substitute host. He spent a year in a high school for NPR, and a year in an elementary school, filing stories for All Things Considered. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995. The show recently created Serial, the most popular podcast of all time. Expect some of that brilliance at “Seven Things I’ve Learned,” a must-see for This American Life fans.

COMEDY

SPOKEN WORD

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TUESDAY, JULY 4 AT 4 PM, POWER CENTER

POLITICAL SATIRE

COMEDY

Performance generously underwritten by Howard and Anne Cooper

MEDIA PARTNER

91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit

THE CAPITOL STEPS

Tickets starting at $40

Need a good laugh about Washington? America’s foremost political satirists are making their annual Fourth of July appearance at the festival! These former Congressional staffers have been putting the mock in democracy for 36 years, poking fun at both sides of the aisle with brilliant song parodies and hilarious sketches that lampoon up- to-the-minute issues, events, and personalities. Enjoy songs like “If We Only Had a Brain Surgeon” and “Here We Come a-Waffling” from their latest album, What To Expect When You’re Electing, and get ready to enjoy politics being funny again.

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JUNE 27, 28, 29 AT 5:55 PM & 7:55 PM, TOP OF THE PARK

SPECTACLE

PARTNER

PARTNER

Supported by the A2SF Imagination Fund Families: Emily and Rich Belanger, The Belden Family, Cindy & John Nixon, Fran and Irwin Martin, Eileen and Ron Weiser

AUSTRALIA’S STRANGE FRUIT
WORLD PREMIERE: TALL TALES ON THE HIGH SEA

Top of the Park - FREE

As a highlight of the University of Michigan Bicentennial celebration, Australia’s Strange Fruit are entering new and exciting waters to tell even taller tales in this world premiere!

Filled with equal measures of spectacle, disaster, and beauty, this fantastic voyage follows the antics of three eccentric mariners as they explore the power of the imagination in a quest for common ground. Be amazed as these world-renowned acrobats dip and sway atop incredible sway-pole masts while their vessel “The Fabulist” pitches and rolls above Top of the Park.

Australia’s Strange Fruit is famous for their beautifully costumed, choreographed dancers gracefully dipping and bowing above the crowd on elevated poles. Since 1994, this Melbourne company has performed at over 600 international festivals in over 55 countries, to well over 5 million people. They last joined us in 2011, attracting record attendance at Top of the Park, consistently drawing over 3,000 people to each of their performances, and are the most demanded return performers in our annual audience surveys.

GLOBAL

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Please join us for special events and exhibits throughout the year as we celebrate 200 years of the Leaders & Best.

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Supported by the A2SF Imagination Fund Families: Emily and Rich Belanger, The Belden Family, Cindy & John Nixon, Fran and Irwin Martin,

Eileen and Ron Weiser

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Supported by the A2SF Imagination Fund Families: Emily and Rich Belanger, The Belden Family, Cindy & John Nixon, Fran and Irwin Martin,

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SPONSOR

THE CURIOUS GAME

June 13 & 14, 5:15 PM Top of the Park - FREE With Born in a Taxi

In Curious Game, children and adults become chess pieces on a oversized chess board. With much pomp and ceremony,
a Bossy Queen, an Absurd Knight, and a Humorous Pawn use cue cards to conduct an ever-changing choreography, where
no one knows what the rules are, and everyone’s a winner. Suitable for all ages, but perfect for kids!

ROAMING ZEBRAS

June 13 & 14, 8:30 PM Top of the Park - FREE With Born in a Taxi

Are you sick of things looking a little grey? Feel like getting some sharp contrast in your life? Befriend a Born in a Taxi roaming zebra at Top of the Park and see things in absolute black and white. Prancing, grazing, tap dancing, singing, or just lounging on
the occasional lap—these irreverent and remarkable creatures love to show their stripes and horse around with festivalgoers, bringing them into the herd for some unexpected fun.

DAVID ZINN

All Season Long
Top of the Park - FREE

Enjoy Ann Arbor native David Zinn's whimsical chalk drawings on the streets and sidewalks around Top of the Park. David's clever work is known around
the world and can be found in book illustrations, educational cartoons, and throughout the streets of Ann Arbor. Be inspired by his ability to incorporate 3-D illustrations into familar scenery. Find all of his drawings and share with friends on social media.

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MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT

June 11 June 13 June 14 June 15 June 18 June 20 June 21

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Groundhog Day
Doctor Strange
Ghostbusters: Answer The Call

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Hidden Figures
Good Morning Vietnam

June 22 June 25 June 26 June 27 June 28 July 2

Say Anything
Secret Life of Pets
Men In Black
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beetlejuice
La La Land

In partnership with Cinetopia Film Festival

FREE

10 PM
RACKHAM STAGE

Enjoy movies under the stars on an inflatable screen. Be sure to bring comfy blankets, purchase popcorn and other treats from festival vendors, and enjoy cinema al fresco.

SPONSOR

RETREAT

June 9 June 10 June 11 June 13 June 14 June 15 June 16

Onã-Flow Vinyasa Capoeira
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Ninja Martial Arts Karate

Ashtanga Vinyasa Pure Barre Classic

June 17 June 18 June 20 June 21 June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25

Tai Chi
Nia Healing
Barre Code Gentle Yoga Involution Yoga POUND. rockout. Nia Fitness
Hula Hoop Fitness

June 27 June 28 June 29 June 30 July 1

July 2

Open Meditation AcroYoga
Hybrid Bootcamp Iyengar Yoga World Dance Workout

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

FREE

NIGHTLY 5-6 PM POWER CENTER LAWN

A series of mind-body sessions at Top of the Park, this alternative happy hour lets you enjoy a relaxing late-afternoon workout with classes in yoga, Capoeira, and dance fitness.

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NIGHTLY 5-8 PM KIDZONE TENT

The KidZone Tent provides a fun and safe area for children ages 4-14 and their parents to discover and explore a wide variety of hands-on activity.

KIDZONE

June 9 June 10 June 11 June 13 June 14 June 15 June 16 June 17 June 18 June 20 June 21

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Michigan Creativity Association FUMCN Preshcool
U-M Center for Language & Literacy U-M Natural History Museum

U-M Department of Ecology
The Wonder of Learning
Flipside Art Studio
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
U-M Museum of Natural History Center for Japanese Studies & AFS

June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25 June 27 June 28 June 29 June 30 July 1 July 2

Student Cultural Ambassadors We Draw Together Kids Yoga Apple Playschools
Hebrew Day School

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Summers-Knoll School
Keith Hafner's Karate
Leslie Science and Nature Center FLY Children's Art Center

U-M Conceptual Development Lab

FREE

SUNDAYS 7 PM RACKHAM STAGE

Featuring some of the best national indie rockers turned kiddie-rockers playing kid-friendly music that make parents feel young again.

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JUNE 11

Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards

JUNE 18

The Shake Ups in Ponyville

JUNE 25

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band

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Be a source of hope.
Help find a cure for bipolar disorder.

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FREE

RACKHAM STAGE TOP OF THE PARK

Each season we throw a series
of Global Parties that spotlight different ethnic and cultural traditions. Featuring performances by local and international artists.

GLOBAL NIGHTS

SPONSOR

JUNE 15

Mariachi Flor De Toloache
NYC's Grammy-nominated, all-female mariachi group.

JUNE 24

Tumbao Bravo, Salsa Lessons, Los Gatos, Descarga Ranga The best of Michigan Latin Jazz.

JULY1

Red Baraat
High energy bhangra party and world fusion jam.

FREE

TOYOTA TUESDAYS AT TOP OF THE PARK

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival recognizes and appreciates Toyota's long-standing commitment to community, arts, and culture.

TOYOTA TUESDAYS

JUNE 13

Highlights include: Ninja Martial Arts, The Curious Game, Bike Nights, Roaming Zebras, Hoodang, and Groundhog Day

JUNE 20

Highlights include: Adam Labeaux, Deep Greens & Blues, Taiko Drummers, Ben Daniels Band, and Hidden Figures

JUNE 27

Highlights Include: Open Meditation, Tall Tales on the High Sea, Whit & Al Hill & Friends, Lunar Octet, and Men In Black

SPONSOR

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July 20-23, 2017

$15

5-8 PM
THE GROVE

Enjoy a wine or beer tasting at Top of the Park. For a small fee attendees can sample either craft beer or specialty wines. No reservations needed. Limited capacity.

TASTING TUESDAY

June 13 Right Brain Brewery (Traverse City)

June20UintaBrewingCompany (Salt Lake City)

June 27 Green Flash Brewing Company (San Diego)

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

June 14 Modern, Natural & Organic Wines

June21 SmallMakers:The Great Lakes to

Veneto, Italy June 28 Summer in Sicily

SPONSOR PARTNER

CULINARY ROW

NIGHTLY 5-11:30 PM TOP OF THE PARK

Food and drinks just taste better al fresco! Featuring some of the region's favorite eateries and caterers.

A PHOTO EXHIBIT

BY MYRA KLARMAN POWER CENTER

As the Ann Arbor Summer Festival photographer, Klarman's new exhibition offers a visually stunning look at the faces, places, and special moments that make up the festival.

JUNE 13, 14, 24

7-10 PM

JUNE 18

12-6 PM

JULY1

7-10 PM

JULY4

3-6 PM

CHELA'S, HUT-K CHAATS, NOODLES & COMPANY, OASIS GRILL, PIZZA HOUSE, RAY'S RED HOTS, SLOWS TO GO, STUCCHI'S, SUGAR SHACK, SWEETWATERS COFFEE & TEA

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SMART

Your source for news, arts, culture and music - from metro Detroit and around the world.

DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE APP

WDET is a public service of Wayne State University

to be

NEW THIS YEAR

THE ANNEX
AT TOP OF THE PARK

By the party tents at Top of the Park, this new free event space is home to some new nerdy nightlife this season. From truly tough trivia to adult spelling bees, this is the new place to be at Top of the Park!

BIKE NIGHTS

TUESDAYS 6-8 PM TOP OF THE PARK

Leave the car and come peddle into town for complimentary bike tune-ups and saftey checks at our mobile repair stand.

SPONSOR

ISSUES & ALE Wednesday, June 14 @ 5:30 PM
2017 has already been an eventful year in politics. Join MI Radio’s “It’s Just Politics” team and other

pundits for this special event under the Annex Tent as we discuss what it all means for Michigan. This Politics Roundtable promises to be a fun and fast-paced look at Michigan politics and the changing political landscape. Free advanced registration on a2sf.org is needed as space is limited.

NIGHTLIFE ARCADE Friday, June 16 @ 6 PM
Dozens of free-play gaming stations! Revisit classic video games like Mario Kart or jump into the cutting

edge of virtual reality.

TRIVIA TUESDAYS June 13, June 20 @ 8:30 PM
Come test your movie knowledge! Join us for Trivia related to the feature film via your texts during the

screening. The winners will be announced at the end of the film and trivia is curated by the Ann Arbor District Library.

NERD NITE Thursday, June 22 @ 7 PM
Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give

18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.

BUZZED BEE Saturday, July 1 @ 7 PM
Are you a spelling geek who likes the taste of victory? Did losing your middle school spelling bee on the

word “broccoli” leave you demanding a do-over? Buzzed Bee is your chance to conquer some words, prove your 5th grade teacher wrong, and do it like an adult–with a drink!

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Strengthening the Fabric of Our Community

Old National Bank proudly supports the Ann Arbor Summer Festival!

Serving the Washtenaw County area with five locations

734-887-2600

oldnational.com

We’re pleased to support the talent of the performers, staff and volunteers of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

Your IBEW Local 252 union electricians and regional NECA electrical contractors. Proud members of this community.

Trust experienced professionals for all of your projects:
• residential
• commercial
• voice/data/video
• industrial

(734) 424-0978

Please visit our web site for
a complete list of our electrical contractors:

MiElectric.org

MAINSTAGE

OUR DONORS

Hundreds of individuals, foundations, corporations, and partner organizations make gifts each year to support the festival, and thousands more contribute onsite
at Top of the Park each time they visit.
On average, the combined donations of individual year-end checks and gifts at Top of the Park account for twenty-two percent of the festival's annual support.

We deeply appreciate your ongoing support.

OUR PATRONS

More than 80,000 people attend our Mainstage series and Top of the Park attractions each season and generously support the festival by buying concert tickets, enjoying festival beverages, hosting private parties, patronizing

our food vendors, and donating $5 per individual and $10 per family every visit.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Over 200 enthusastic volunteers work thousands of hours each festival season serving as ushers, greeters, interns, and ambassadors. We want to send a huge thank you to these dedicated individuals and organizations who work so hard each and every year.

2017 Top of the Park Volunteer Teams:

SPONSOR

Ann Arbor City Club, Ann Arbor Real Estate One, Chemical Bank, Comerica, G2 Consulting, Kapnick Insurance, Kohl’s, Plante Moran, Reinhart Administration, Reinhart North, Reinhart Chelsea, Ryan Realtors, Toyota, Twofoot Creative

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Exceptional

Community Education

Ann Arbor Public Schools - Community Education and Recreation School is out and summer fun and learning are in
Over 200 fun summer camps are keeping children active and engaged with learning Camps Include:

• NEW Teen Camps, including Counselor in Training, art, sports and the environment
• Single sport and multisport camps to learn and practice skills in baseball, tennis, swimming,

soccer, golf, flag football - and more
• Hands-on Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) camps +

  • Enrichment camps for your young Jedi, Harry Potter, Moana, sports broadcaster, pirate, or super hero

  • Art camps focused on creative process using inspiration from many sources

  • All-time favorite Safety Town, plus lots of fun preschool camps

    Camp descriptions and easy registration are available here: http://bit.ly/Observer17

@A2schools Search for Ann Arbor Public Schools

Exceptiona l

ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS www.a2schools.org

MAINSTAGE

GOOD NEIGHBOR TICKET PROGRAM

The Good Neighbor Ticket Program is a unique outreach initiative that provides human and social service agencies in the greater Washtenaw County area with complimentary tickets to select Mainstage performances. The program is offered to those whose financial or social situation would otherwise prohibit them from attending the performing arts and enjoying the Mainstage festival experience.

$20 STUDENT TICKETS

College and high school students showing a valid, current student ID can purchase a student section ticket for $20 for select performances at the Michigan League Ticket Office or venue box office prior to the show while quantities last.

YP CLUB

A commitment-free program that connects young professionals in the community and enhances their festival experience. The Festival YP Club provides young professionals ages 25-40 with discounted tickets to select performances, festival drink tickets good all season, and access to exclusive festival after parties with other club members and VIPs. Sign up at a2sf.org. If you're already a YP Club member, you can apply discounts before purchasing Mainstage tickets.

SPONSOR

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TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE IT FOREVER SUMMER

AN ENDOWMENT BUILDING INITATIVE FROM THE ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL

For more information or to discuss a gift, please contact us at 734-707-4961

HELP FUND THE FESTIVAL FOR YEARS
TO COME!

ALL GIFTS
TO THE FESTIVAL'S ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN WILL BE MATCHED 2:1, THROUGH 2019

Board of Directors

Wendy Lawrence, Chair Dana M. Muir, Vice Chair Jon Kinsey, Treasurer Rishi Narayan,

Secretary
Kevin S. McDonald,

Imm. Past Chair

Laurie Baefsky Sally J. Churchill

Ex Officio
Paul Cousins Tom Crawford Michael S. Dubin Dr. Charles Ellis John W. Farah

Joseph Fazio
Erica Fitzgerald Tim Freeth
Susan J.D. Gott Rick Jarzembowski Mary Kerr Kenneth Magee

Marvin G. Parnes Kimberly L. Scott Dug Song
Peg Talburtt Christopher Taylor

Ex Officio
Daniel Washington

BOARD COMMITTEES

Community Engagement

Rishi Narayan, Co-Chair
Rick Jarzembowski, Co-Chair Caitlin Beuche
Linda Girard
Elizabeth Jarzembowski
Mary Kerr
Kenneth Magee
Dug Song
Dr. Craig Stoller
Marsha Volchoff
Daniel Washington

Executive Committee

Michael S. Dubin Charles Ellis Joe Fazio
Tim Freeth

Jon Kinsey Wendy Lawrence Dana Muir
Rishi Narayan Marvin G. Parnes Kimberly L. Scott Peg Talburtt

Finance & Sustainability

Tim Freeth, Co-Chair Jon Kinsey, Co-Chair Tom Crawford
Mike Dubin

Eric P. Helber Kevin S. McDonald Elph Morgan
Dana Muir Kimberly L. Scott

Fund Development

Charles Ellis, Co-Chair Marvin Parnes, Co-Chair Laurie Baefsky
Paul Cousins

Jackie Farah Erica Fitzgerald Harvey Leo Elph Morgan Dana Muir
Judi Peters

Governance & Nominations

Michael S. Dubin, Co-Chair

Peg Talburtt, Co-Chair Joe Fazio
Susan J.D. Gott
Kevin S. McDonald Marvin G. Parnes Kimberly L. Scott

Trustees Emeriti

Paul C. Boylan George D. Goodman Margaret Massialas J.P. Weidenbach

FESTIVAL SOCIETY

(Former Trustees)

Paula Allen-Meares LeAnn Auer
Arnold Aronson Lisa Baker

Erik Bakker
Milli Baranowski* Karl G. Bartscht
H. David Baru
Frank Beaver
Lisa Bee
Louis D. Belcher Rodney F. Benson Joel S. Berger Karen Berger William Bess
Lisa I. Borgsdorf Paul C. Boylan Elizabeth S. Brater John Russell Brown Mario Catrubo Susan Chandler Donald S. Chisholm John C. Clark
Elsa Kircher Cole Phil Cole
Jeffrey J. Colton Howard J. Cooper Alan G. Cotzin Ronald M. Cresswell John H. D’Arms* Jay DeLay*
Eunice M. Dobbs Stephen B. Dobson Deanna R. Dorner John Eadie
Karen Edwards Rosalie A. Edwards* Bettye S. Elkins

Julie Ellison
Walter Eysselinck*
Peter F. Fayroian
Kenneth C. Fischer
Dawn H. Foerg
Jessica K. Fogel
Beatrice Fox
Robert Forman
Erik Fredricksen
Stephanie Blackburn Freeth Julie Fritz
Patricia M. Garcia
Sadie B. Garner*
George D. Goodman
Beth Halloran
Anne Hampton-Hawkins Charlotte M. Hanson
Randy J. Harris
Walter Harrison
Harlan Hatcher*
John Hieftje
Mathwon R. Howard
James R. Irwin
Ejner Jensen
Gerald Jernigan* Christopher Kendall Richard L. Kennedy* Constance M. Kinnear
John Knott
Ira Konigsberg
James A. Kosteva
William B. Krumm
John K. Lawrence
Jerold Lax
Judith W. Malcolm
Alan M. Mandel
Jenifer Martin
Sudha Maheshwari Margaret Massialas
John H. Matlock
Evan Maurer
Jerry A. May
Frederick W. Mayer
Susan McClanahan Margaret B. McKinley Jayne Miller
Ronald G. Miller
Y. Jamie Mistry
Thomas S. Monaghan Lester P. Monts
Bruce S. Moyer
Janet Muhleman
Tony Nam

Patrick N. Naswell Shirley C. Neuman John Neville-Andrews Ellen Offen

Karen Koykka O’Neal Mark C. Ouimet
Roberta R. Palmer
Helen A. Peters
Edward C. Pierce*
Susan N. Pollay
Patricia Pooley
Eugene B. Power, founder* Doris Preston

Agnes Reading
Gail W. Rector* James S. Reece Donovan Reynolds Ellen H. Rowe
Anne K. Rubin
Ralph Santarpia Jeffrey A. Schoenherr Peter F. Schork

Rich Sheridan
Ann Sneed Schriber Thomas J. Schriber Hazen J. Schumacher Ellie Serras
Ingrid B. Sheldon Angeline Smith
Allan F. Smith*
Louis Smith
Jorge A. Solis
Peter Sparling
Joyce Squires Burnette Staebler* Susan J. Stoney Alfred A. Stuart
Lisa A. Tedesco
Estelle Titiev*
Jane Von Voigtlander J.P. Weidenbach
Elise I. Weisbach Jerry A. Weisbach* Ruth T. Whitaker*
Lynn E. White
Timothy O. White David D. Wierman Frank C. Williams Karen L. Wolff
Phyllis Wright* *Indicates deceased

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THE IMAGINATION FUND

The Imagination Fund provides much needed funding to bring in the most immovatibe open-air attractions from around the world for free or low-cost performances at Top of the Park. Donors to this fund make gifts or pledges of $7,500 or more, with a minimum of $2,500 over three years.

Emily and Rich Belanger, The Belden Family, Fran and Irwin Martin, Cindy and John Nixon, Eileen and Ron Weiser

LEGACY CIRCLE

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival's Legacy Circle is a recognition society established to honor individuals and families whose festival endowment and estate gifts form a permanent legacy to help fund Top of the Park activities in perpetuity. We are infinitely grateful to the individuals listed below for strengthening the foundation of the festival by leaving a lasting impression of their personal values and beliefs for both the organization and for family and friends.

Buhr Foundation
Bette and Alan Cotzin
Cynthia and Andrzej Dlugosz
Judy and Steve Dobson
Darla and Michael Dubin
Julie and Charles Ellis
Jackie and John Farah
Linda and Larry French
Patricia Garcia and Dennis Dahlmann

Gwen Thayer Handelman Connie and Tom Kinnear Wendy and Ted Lawrence Judie and Jerry Lax

Ann Meredith
Dana Muir and Tracy Grogan Amy Nesbitt
Pelz Foundation

Courtney Piotrowski and Charles F. Smith

Jim and Bonnie Reece
Kimberly Scott and Oni Werth Margaret R. Somers
Ines and Eric Storhok
Colleen Vance and William Price Amy and Robb Woulfe

EUGENE B. POWER CIRCLE DONORS

In honor of our founder, the Eugene B. Power Circle was created to recognize our most dedicated & inspirational donors who give $1,000 or more annually to support the mission of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

POWER CIRCLE LIFE MEMBERS $100,000+ CUMULATIVE, INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS Connie and Tom Kinnear

Anne and Howard Cooper

LUMINARY
$10,000+ ANNUALLY Connie and Tom Kinnear

VISIONARY
$5,000+ ANNUALLY
Emily and Rich Belanger
The Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P.

Heydon)
Molloy Foundation, Inc.
Wendy and Ted Lawrence
Erin McKean and Steve Sullivan Dana Muir and Tracy Grogan Ellie Serras

ADVOCATE $2,500-$4,999 ANNUALLY Becky and Erik Bakker
Anne and Howard Cooper Jackie and John Farah Narayan Family Foundation Laurie and Tim Wadhams

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

LEADER
$1,000-$2,499 ANNUALLY

Sue and Larry Adler
Cheryl Barget
Christie and Tom Barrett
Elissa and Richard Benedek
Marty Betts and Guillermo Flores Nancy Brennan and Bradley Cross Bette and Alan Cotzin

Pat and Paul Cousins
Martha Darling and Gilbert S.Omenn Ann and Hal Davis
Cynthia and Andrzej Dlugosz
Judy and Steve Dobson
Jillian Downey and Elph Morgan Michael and Darla Dubin
Julie and Charles Ellis
Judy and Paul Freedman
Stephanie and Tim Freeth
Julie and Thomas Fritz

Patricia Garcia and Dennis Dahlmann

Zita and Wayne Gillis
Bonnie and Larry Hagerty
Chris Holmes
Elizabeth and Rick Jarzembowski The Jensen Foundation
Tamara L. Kutter
Judie and Jerry Lax
Kathy and Leo Legatski
Anne and Harvey Leo
Betsy Yvonne Mark
Veronica McCarthy Saint and

Sanjay Saint
Cate and Doug McClure Ann Meredith
Jennifer and Frank Moore Amy Nesbitt

Gloria and Rick O'Neill Deborah Paul-McDonald and

Kevin McDonald
Debbie and Jeff Pike
Katie Richards-Schuster and

Tim Schuster
Annette and Peter Schork Ann and Tom Schriber Kimberly Scott and Oni Werth Ingrid and Cliff Sheldon Nancy and James Stanley Gwynn and Jim Sterken
Ines and Eric Storhok
Gwen Thayer Handelman
Jan and Nub Turner
March Walker
Carol Wilke
Karen Yamada and Gary Dolce

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FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

ENTHUSIAST
$500-$999 ANNUALLY
Carol Amster
Martha and David Bloom
Kathi and Rick Cohen
Cindy and Tom Crawford
Susan Cutler Family and Jeff Fessler Jan Evans
Sandy and David Eyl
Shari and Dan Fisher
Maureen Foley and John Blankley Betsy Foxman and Michael Boehnke Lucia and Doug Freeth
Elizabeth and William Frieze
Karen and Al Gallup
Maureen and David Ginsburg
Barb and Mitch Goodkin
Brenda and Rob Kerr
Jennifer and Jon Kinsey
Valerie Kivelson and Timothy Hofer Lynn and Harry Kurtz
Francine Lafontaine and

Robert Picard
Sue and Blake Lancaster Michele Leshan and

Steve Rubenstein
Maggie Levenstein and David Arsen Jean and Jim Libs
Betty and Dr. Len Lofstrom Deborah Mackie and Peter Ehrlich Fei Fei and John Metzler
Candy and Andrew Mitchell
Dr. Kristin and Paul Nickodemus Patricia Pooley
Evan Pratt
Erich S. Schifter
Patricia and Joseph Settimi
Linh and Dug Song
Janet Starr
Deborah and Mark Sulkowski Margaret Talburtt and Jim Peggs Marsha Volchoff
Carolyn and Jack Wallace
Karen and Karl Weick
Jack Weidenbach
Jennifer and Don Welch

PATRON
$250-$499 ANNUALLY Judy and Alec Allen
Katie and David Andrea Martha and Bob Ause
Laurie Baefsky and Joel Martin Robert Baird
Gerri Barr and Tom Egel
Lois and David Baru
Rosemary R. Berardi
Debbie and Jim Beuche

Joan Binkow
Tracy Boyle
Nicole Brittis and Randy Sung Connie and Dennis Burke
A. Craig Cattell
Alma Rosa and Karson Carpenter Jenny and James Carpenter Deborah Chapel
Melinda and Wayne Colquitt
The Klinich Family
Elizabeth and Michael Drake
Alexis and Jon Elliott
Rob Ewing
Erica Fitzgerald and Peter Treiber Beth German and Martin Garber Nancy and Steve Goldstein
Sue and Charlie Gott
The Guttman Family
Halimah Hassan and J Frank Yates Jane and Dan Hayes
Barbara and Robert Hooberman Paul Jefferies
Trish Joyce and Steve Slack
Susan Keefauver
Aine Kelly
Janet Kemink and Dr. Rodney Smith Mary and Stephen Kerr
Martha and Ed Kimball
Laura and Jim Kosteva
Mr. & Mrs. John T. Larin
Jean A. Lawton and James H. Ellis Marcia Major and Bill Burnham
W. Harry Marsden
Aprille and Timothy McKay
Deborah and Thomas McMullen Sonal Hope Mithani and

Jeffrey Morenoff
Olga Moir
Barbara Murphy and Gavin Eadie Fola Odetola
Susan and Mark Orringer
Jane and Ed Outslay
Lisa Patrell and Joseph Fazio Wesenyelesh and William Peterson Sue and Brad Pritts
Rennie and Michael Roth
Emily Salvette
Kimm and Michael Sarosi
Gretta Spier and Jonathan Rubin Katherine Spindler
Tamar Springer and Steve Stancroff Stephanie Teasley and

Thomas Finholt
Vickie and Richard Van House Colleen Vance and William Price Nadine and Daniel Washington Deborah and Mike Weber
Laura and Bradford Whitridge

SUPPORTER
$100-$249 ANNUALLY Gitanjli and William McRoy Michelle Adamo
Ruth Addis and Marj Schloff Christine Aidala and

Gabriele Carcassi
Suzan and Michael Alexander Elizabeth Andrews
Mari Arno and Dave Huntoon Monica and Dan Atkins
Carolyn Autrey-Hunley
Mary and Nicholas Avrakotos Kathleen Baines and Ed Domino Suzanne Balliet
Samantha and Daniel Banda Laurie and Jeff Barnett
Linda and Ronald Benson
Sara Billmann and Jeffrey Kuras Victoria C. Botek and

William M. Edwards Richard A. Bowerman Sandra and Yavuz Bozer Ianna Breese

Wendy and Scott Broshar Alan Brown
Ronald Bunnell
Stephanie Buttrey and

Andy Overmire Timothy Byrnes
Noreen Carrigan
Susan and Bill Chandler Lana and Fred Chang Anne Chase

Ken Chavis
Salli Christenson and Mike Gould Cheryl and Brian Clarkson Jennifer and Larry Coates
Shell and Don Cody
Joyce and William Connett
Barb and Dave Copi
John Copley
Karen G. Crawford
Betty Cunningham
Dondi Cupp and David Roberts Anne Curzan
David Cushing
Judith Daltuva and Alan Deardorff The Dechert Family
Karen and David Dickenson
Sally and David Dilks
Lisa DiPonio and Benjamin Roush Ann and Richard Dougherty
Karen and Stuart Downing

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FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

Robbi Duda and Larry Junck Swati Dutta
Eileen Dzik
Ann Eaton

Charles Eaton
Donna Ellinghausen
Kelly and Greg Ensing
Jill and David Esau
Tina and Dan Ezekiel
Mark and Karen Falahee
Kristen Farmer
Carol Fast and Tom Brock
Penny and Ken Fischer
Mark Fitzgerald
Lisa and Hugh Flack
Sara and Michael Frank
Joan French
Linda and Larry French
Robyn Frey and Lawrence King Marcia and Leon Friedman
Nancy Frushour and Gary Stelzer Lourdes and Otto Gago
Virginia and John Gajar
Patricia Gannon Lay and Michael Lay Jan Garfinkle and Michael O'Donnell Carolyn Geda
Joyce and Steve Gerber
James Gilligan
Linda and Garth Girard
Rachel and Gary Glick
Mona and Edward Goldman
Kathryn Goodson and John Hieftje Lee Gorman and Mark Ritz
Jean and Bill Gosling
Cozette Grabb
Natalie and Lonnie Grantham
Renee and John Greden
Sean and Pooja Green
June and David Griffenhagen
Susan Guszynski and

Gregory Mazure
Anne and Joseph Guttman David Guttman
Fred Guttman
Mary and Paul Guttman Carole Hango-Hanlon and

Daniel Hanlon
Amy Harris and Malcolm Sickels David and Jan Hartmann
D. Craig Hausman
Carolynn and Jim Hayman
Anne Heacock and Stephen Fisher Roseann Heilman and William Hawk Gloria Helfand and Harvey Michaels Pam and Bill Henry
Hansel Family
Debbie and Norman Herbert

Phyllis and David Herzig
John Hilton
Sheryl Hirsch and Jack Billi
Lee Hollander and Tammie Nahra Kay Holsinger and Douglas C. Wood Patrick Holubik

Rebecca Horvath
Carol and Ken Hovey
Micky and Ray Howe
Ellen and Paul Hughes-Cromwick Dennis Huibregtse
Molly Hunter Dobson
Mary James and Michael Head Measie James
Christine Johnson
Jill Johnson and Andrew Powers Kerin A. Jones
Mary K. Joscelyn
Susan and Stevo Julius
Barb and Lenny Kafka
Sharon and Jack Kalbfleisch
Lois and Gordon Kane
Michelle and Michael Kaucheck Barbara and David Kay
Lettie Kempf
Sally and David Kennedy
Martha and David Kershaw
Edie Kieffer
Leah and Paul Kileny
Chelle Kilmury and Carl Abrego Elizabeth Kirksey
Ilona Klein
Marie Knoerl and Andrew Morrill Rosalie and Ron Koenig
Lois and Ken Kramer
Robert Krasny
Barbara and Gary Krenz
Josie and Brian Kuehn
Chris and Tom Kujawa
Amy and Karl Lagler
Shoshannah Lenski
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
Deanna Lindstrom
Robin and Rod Little
Sandi Lopez
Joan Lowenstein and

Jonathan Trobe
Sandra Loyer
Diane and Stephen Luongo Rick Lymond
Carolyn and Michael Manz Anne Marsan and

Matthew Castanier
Kathy Marx
Terri and Greg Maxwell
Wendy and Jonathan Maybaum Martha McClatchey

Connie McGuire and Tim Richards Miriam Meisler
Nina Mendelson
Karen and Clyde Metzger Maureen Michael

Gayle and Michael Michelon Michael Michelon
Erika Milko
Kathy and Bert Moberg Natalie and Harry Mobley Ginny Morin and Paul Nelson Robert Mowry

Dorothy Nesbitt
Kathleen Nesbitt
Sharon and Chuck Newman Renee Nilan
Glenina and Michael Nolte
Arthur S. Nusbaum
James Olsen DDS
Karla Olson-Bellfi and Omer Bellfi Angela and Matthew Oonk Beverly Ostrowiecki and

Raymond Siciak
Anu Palapattu
Beth and Todd Pascoe
Perry Pernicano
Barbara Petoskey and James Salay Elizabeth Phillips and

Thomas Buchmueller
Mary Ann and Robert Pierce
Mark Pieroni
Edward Pletzke
Susan Pollans
Elaine Pomeranz and Joel Bregman Nancy Powell
Barbara and Wallace Prince Kathleen and J. Thomas Pustell Stephanie and David Pyne
Beth and Lou Quillen
Diana Raimi and John Dryden Anuja Rajendra and Vijay Sankaran Ellen and Steve Ramsburgh
Katie and Jeff Reece
Ginny and Ray Reilly
Dorothy and Marlin Ristenbatt Megan Rodgers and Julie Crichton Elizabeth and Ricardo Rodriguiz Susan and Ryan Rottman
Suzy and Jim Royce
Georgiana Sanders
Lucille and Jose Santiago
Norma and Dick Sarns
Maya Savarino

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FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

Helga and Jochen Schacht Jean Scholl
Krista and Paul Schulte Patricia and Robert Shaw Carol and Patrick Sherry Jean and Thomas Shope Cheryl Sibilsky

Elizabeth A. Silver and William M. Crawforth Sandy and Dick Simon

Elaine and Bob Sims
Benjamin Singer
Betty and Doug Smith
Susan and Ren Snyder
Pat and Errol Soskolne
Jan Sovak and Ron Emaus
Deanne Sovereen and Heinz Grassl Cheryl Speers

Carolyn Spencer Nia Spongberg and Mollie McDermott

Max Sprauer
Ann and Scott Stewart
Alena and Ray Stocking
Ellen and Jeff Stross
Karen and David Stutz
Natalie and Edward Surovell Joseph Sutkowi
Patricia Sutton
Suzanne Tainter and Kenneth Boyer Janet and John Talbot
Sandy Talbott and Mark Lindley Julie Taylor
Margie and Graham Teall
Randall Ten Haken
Eileen Thacker
Reid Thebault
Madeline and Steve Thiry
Keith Thobe
Bette M. Thompson
Stewart Thornhill
Jayne Thorson and Jana Nidiffer Nancy Thorson and

Michael A. Rogers
Barbara and John Tucker
Lisa and Jeff Tulin-Silver
Ilene and Norman Tyler
Barbara Underwood and David Patria Elizabeth and Andre Vasher
Marge Venema and Leo A. Bechard Teresa and George Voegeli
Enid Wasserman and Michael Sivak Richard Weber
Lisa and James Weidenbach
Jacki and David Weisman
Lois Weisman
Karen and James Westphal

Gordon White
Lynn and John White
Jocelyn Wiggins
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
James Wilton
Friedelle Winans
Elizabeth Wingfield
Sarahjane Winkelman
Noel and Chris Winkler
Angela Wolney, Dennis Sczomak,

and Family
Pam and Bill Wood
Kathy York and Scott Masten Martha and Eric Young
Jon Zimmerman
David Zurvalec

FAN
$50-$99 ANNUALLY Sherle Abramson-Bluhm Charlotte Akervall
Sally and Peter Allen
Marni and Ken Arnett
Mary and J. Albert Bailey Sarah Batzer
Terese and Corey Bertcher Ryan Brooks
Bill Burgard
Linda S. Carter
Catherine Chow
Joanna Connelly
Anita Daley
Martha and Thomas Daniels Lori Davis and Matthew Linke Dorothy Dishon
Brad Dyke
Ann Epstein
Fabio Fabozzi
Jenny Fairburn Kropf and

Robert Kropf
Madeleine Faith
Sally Fekety
David Ferguson
Adam Gordon
Mary Sue Grant
Mike Gray
Linda and Mel Grieshaber Rebecca Groeb

Maureen Hamalainen
Michael Hammer and Matthew Dolan Glenda Haskell and Rick Reichman Margene and Gregory Henry Barbara Israel and Richard Pipan Dan Jones
Lisa and David Joseph
Mark Kaplan
Beth Kenney

Jacqueline Kilburn
Paula Kipke
Shira and Steven Klein
Eileen and David Knesper Kathleen and Gerald Krone Barbara Lamar and Terry Adams Robert Langdon

Gerald Lapidus
Debra Levine
Michael Linkevich Kenneth Magee
Kris and Scott Maly
Elaine and Barry Margolis Catherine McLaughlin and

Leon Wyszewianski Ben Meekhof
Carmen and Jack Miller Susan and David Milne The Mundus Family Susan and Terry Murphy Bob Needham

Helene Neu
Cindy and John Nixon
Quincy and Rob Northrup
Bonnie Oswald
Emily Kallunki
Martine Perreault and Tim Chupp

and Family
James Pollock
Catherine Poznak
Rachel and Jason Robinson
Sarah Ross
Michael Ryan
Carole and Mitchell Rycus
Marianne Rzepka
Sue Salaniuk, The Yoga Space Suzanne Schluederberg
Karyn and David Schoem
Kathleen Scott
Caroline Stark
Susan and Matt Stoney
Jennifer Stoyenoff
Dari Stuhl and Robert Werner
Gale and Alan Sugar
June and Richard Swartz
Denise Thal and David Scobey
Carol and James Thiry
Xin Tong
Margaret and Bob Varty
Dietmar Wagner
Sarah and Dr. Edward Walton
Claire Weiner and Kirk Brower Stefani and Steven Weiss
Suzy Wienckowski and David Gordon Jane and Brian Wilson
Charlotte Wolfe

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Special Acknowledgments

IN HONOR OF

Dr. Mary East
Julie and Charles Ellis Connie Kinnear
Doug Rubenstein
Peg Talburtt
The Bluescasters

Wayne Vasher and Monica Bennett

IN MEMORY OF

Maureen Beleden
Jan Berry
Joan Boyle
Leo Carrigan Jr.
Mimi Chapman
Dr. Samuel J. Eldersveld Elliott and Carol Guttman Wendel Heers

Bernice Homel William Horvath Don Kenney
Laura E. Lancaster Stephanie Lord Theophilus Odetola Will Stewart

IN-KIND GIFTS $250+ Bridgeport Consulting

Community Television Network

Dayspring Gifts Downtown Development

Authority
Highlander Graphics MacArthur Foundation Miller Canfield, P.L.C. Pear, Sperling, Eggan, and

Daniels, P.C.
Phire Group
Quest Productions
Simply Scrumptious Catering Sweet Heather Anne University Lithoprinters Underground Printing
US Wines
Washtenaw County

Convention and Visitors

Bureau
Willis and Jurasek, P.C.

GOVERNMENT FOUNDATION & MATCHING GIFTS

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Ann Arbor District Library Bill and Molly Dobson Fund Buhr Foundation
City of Ann Arbor

Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan

DTE Energy Matching Gifts Program

European Union Funding for Culture

Google Matching Gifts Howard J. Cooper Fund James A. and Faith Knight

Foundation
James and Bonnie Reece

Charitable Fund
Jensen Foundation
Johnson Controls Foundation JPMorgan Chase Matching

Gift Program
Martin Family Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and

Cultural Affairs
Molloy Foundation
Narayan Family Fund National Endowment for the

Arts
Pfizer Foundation Matching

Gift Program
Regina and Merton Allen

Memorial Fund
Rosalie Edwards/Vibrant Ann

Arbor Fund
Sarns Ann Arbor Fund
SPL Foundation
The Arts Alliance
The Erin McKean and Steve

Sullivan Fund
The Jensen Foundation
The Mosaic Foundation (of R.

and P. Heydon)
The Pelz Foundation Thomson Reuters Foundation

Matching Gift Program Thrivent Financial for

Lutherans Employee Gift

Matching Program
UBS Employee Giving Program United Way of Washtenaw

County
University of Michigan, Office

of the President Vanguard Charitable

The lists on the previous pages reflect donations received during the 2016 calendar year. End of year gifts and other gifts postmarked on or after 1/1/17 will be acknowledged

in the 2018 program. We apologize for any omissions or misspellings. Please let us know of any errors so we can correct them.

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GREAT CITIES HAVE GREAT PERFORMANCES ——

ANN ARBOR IS NO EXCEPTION

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UMS brings over 70 professional music, theater, and dance performances to the University of Michigan campus each season. Come experience the very best performing artists that the world has to offer, right here in Ann Arbor.

Explore the full 2017-18 season line-up at ums.org.

734.764.2538 ——— UMS.ORG 2014NationalMedalofArtsrecipient

139th Season

2017——18

SPECIAL THANKS

A2SF Top of the Park Staff A2SF Volunteers Greeters &

Ushers
Aerial Enterprises: Jim Lillie &

Justin Saylor
Ann Arbor Area CVB: Mary Kerr Ann Arbor District Library:

Matthew Dubay, Tim Grimes &

Eli Neiburger
Ann Arbor State Bank:

Peter Schork
Anne & Howard Cooper
Bank of Ann Arbor: Tim Marshall

& Hans Maier Caitlin Beuche Chuck Ellis
City of Ann Arbor:

Debra Williams
Connie & Tom Kinnear
Dana Muir
Dance Revolution: Laura Gledys DDA: Susan Pollay &

Joe Morehouse
Eric Olsen
First Martin: Mike Martin

Harvey Leo
IATSE Local 395: Mark Berg &

Dean Neeb Jackie Farah Jared Collins Jeff Beyersdorf Jenny Jones Jim Libs

Leon Speakers: Noah Kaplan Marvin Parnes
Mike Nielsen
Miller, Canfield, Paddock &

Stone: Kim Scott & Joe Fazio Myra Klarman
O & W, Inc. : Steve Dowd,

Kit Lambert & Jim Wanty Phire Group: Tony Godzik &

Jim Hume
Praveena Ramaswami
Quest Productions Samantha Nielsen
Sue Antonick
U-M Bicentennial: Gary Krenz U-M Department of Public

Safety & Security

U-M Facilities & Operations: Hank Baier & Ann Zalucki U-M Instructional Support

Services
U-M Office of Government

Relations: Jim Kosteva
U-M Parking & Transportation: Darlene Jones & Kim LeClaire

U.S. Wine Imports: Jon Bullock ULitho: Deb Sulkowski
UMS: Anné Renforth,

John Kennard, John Peckham

& Ken Fischer
University Productions Video Vison 360: Ryan Doyle Wendy & Ted Lawrence 107one: Chris Ammel, Martin

Bandyke, John Bommarito &

Matthew Altruda
89.1 WEMU: Molly Motherwell,

Linda Yohn & Michael Jewett Michigan Radio:

Steve Chrypinski

“It’s been an extraordinary 30 years at UMS, and I am so grateful for this incredible community that understands the importance of the arts.

Thank you to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and our many patrons, partners, and friends for your wonderful support throughout the years!”

K E N F I S C H E R —— UMS President

1987——2017

FESTIVAL TEAM

Administrative Staff

Amy Nesbitt
Executive & Artistic Director

Michael Michelon General Manager Heather Steenrod

Development Director Kari Landry

Marketing & Programs Manager

Mainstage Staff

Paul Hunter Production Manager

Alex Gay
Production Manager

Greg Mazure Production Manager

Student Employees

Tal Benatar
Olivia Johnson Meredith Kelly Saralyn Klepaczyk Ania Lukasinski Westley Montgomery Emma Puglia
Jacob Rogers

Venue & Ushering Staff

Barry LaRue
Senior House Technician

Dianne Widzinski
Performance Halls House Manager

Willie Sullivan
Front of House Manager

Scott Joy
Front of House Manager

Juli Pinsak
Usher Coordinator

Brian Roddy Usher Assistant

Bruce Oshaben Usher Assistant

Jane Thurston Usher Assistant

Larry Kloss Usher Assistant

Top of the Park Staff

Jeff Beyersdorf Production Director

Steve Guttman Site Manager Peter Goodman

Event Manager Brian McClemens

Front of House Manager Will Smith

Hospitality Manager Erin Casler

Rackham Stage Manager Michelle Lang

O&W Acoustic Stage Manager Justin Saylor

Rackham Stage Audio Engineer Nate Manuel

O&W Acoustic Stage Audio

Engineer Marshall Wymore

Financial Assistant Becky Miller

Denise Dibbs Financial Assistant

Frank Uhle Projectionist

Interns

Elizabeth Feldbruegge Graphic Design

Mickayla Chapman Educational Outreach

Isabel Frye Operations

Courtney Jones Digital Marketing

Megan Pomnitz Programs

Jessica Hu
Community Engagement

Carly Noah Development

Consultants

A.P. Finance Services, PLLC Bookkeeping Services

Joe Dougherty, Didaktikos IT Administrator

Miller Canfield Festival Attorneys

Willis & Jurasek, P.C. Auditors & Tax Advisors Maureen Farley McMahon

Communications Specialist Jared Collins & Eric Bassey

Database Support

CREATIVE CREDITS

Phire Group

Branding & Design

University Lithoprinters

Printing

Myra Klarman

Photography

Graph-X

Signage & Display

Video Vision 360

Festival Video

Underground Printing

Merchandise

Susan Guszynski Artist Services

Anne Grove Artist Services

Grace Barron Artist Services

Bridget Kojima Artist Services Kathryn Pamula Artist Services

Manager Assistant Manager Assistant Assistant Assistant

Jim Lillie
Head Audio Engineer

Greg Mazure Lighting Director

Dean Neeb
I.A.T.S.E. Local 395 Business Representative

Ticket Office Staff

Christina Bellows
Ticket Services Manager

Anné Renforth
Ticket Services Coordinator & A2SF Ticket Concierge

Anna Simmons
Assistant Ticket Services Manager

Katie McBride
Group Sales & Promotions Coordinator

Betsy Mark
Will Call Volunteer

Erin Casler
Ticket Office Assistant

Scott Joy
Ticket Office Assistant

Bridget Kojima
Ticket Office Assistant

Financial Assistant
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