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Published by eseverson, 2016-01-28 12:17:01

STU-2015-wk2

STU-2015-wk2

Theatre GLa Crosse Community Theatre
presents

Sponsored
in part by

November 14–15, 22-23, 2015


A proud sponsor of this production


La Crosse Community Theatre and Xcel Energy present

STUART LITTLE
By Joseph Robinette

Based on the book by

E.B. WHITE

Directed by

SARA PILLATZKI-WARZEHA

Set design by Costume design by Props design by

DILLON APRIL SARA
McARDLE BROWN PILLATZKI-WARZEHA

STUART LITTLE is produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Stuart Little TIME:
A few years ago
PLACE:
In and around New York City
and southern New England

Cast

Mr. Little and others........................................................................................Ken E. Brown
Mrs. Little and others................................................................................Stacy Bruemmer
Snowbell and others......................................................................................... Ryan Puffer
Margalo and others.......................................................................................Amy Anderson
Stuart Little.................................................................................................Brianna Herber

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa Smerud and Krissa
Valentine-Harnish for photographs, La Crosse Autism Foundation, Sue Ausavich, La Crosse
Children’s Museum, and Kelsey Taunt and Brian Warzeha for assistance with props.

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Director’s Note

Stuart Little The book Stuart Little was first published in
1945, making this year Stuart’s 70th anniversary!
Nov. 14–16, 22–23, 2015 We couldn’t be more thrilled to be revisiting
LCT’s 52nd season – 353rd production this beloved story. We hope you find, as we
have, that even after all of these years, the story
Many years ago,” E.B. White was known to continues to sweep you along, exciting you with
say, “I went to bed one night in a railway the adventures of this remarkable creature,
sleeping car, and during the night I dreamed interesting you with this curious world that E.B.
about a tiny boy who acted rather like a White created for Stuart and the Little family.
mouse. That’s how the story of Stuart Little
got started.” One of my favorite things about this story is
that it teaches us that even when the world
seems so huge, you are never too small to make
a big difference—in the life of a friend, in your
family or even with a kindness to a stranger.
Please enjoy this Theatre for Young Audiences
production and thank you for coming.

Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, Director

Tickets on Sale Now! Adults $29
Students/
SMAAATDTUIDRNEDEDAE!YS Youth $17

DEC 10–20,
2015

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THEATRE EDUCATION
WINTER 2016

ACTING 1 Acting Classes Sensory-Friendly Classes

ACTING 2 Basic acting skills with a focus on imagination IMAGINATION SPECTRUM The IMAGINATION SPECTRUM is a new
and theatrical play. 8-week session. Ages sensory-friendly theatre experience at LCT. It
MASTER CLASS 8–11. $90/student encompasses specially designed classes for
students on the autism spectrum, as well as
Jan 9–Feb 27, 2016 a commitment to providing sensory-friendly
(Saturdays 11 am–Noon) performances for all Theatre for Young Audi-
ences and Theatre for Youth productions.
This intermediate acting class is for the stu-
dent interested in furthering their technique Imagination Spectrum 1 (IS1) – This sensory-
in body and voice for the stage. 8-week friendly exploration of the imagination, body,
session. Ages 10–14. $90/student and voice seeks to give students basic skills
in theatrical play. Students also will focus
Jan 9–Feb 27, 2016 on buildi­ng of social skills, social cues and
(Saturdays 10–11 am) invitation, and exploration of emotion. Ages
8-18. 8 week session. $100/student
This master class offers advanced tech-
niques for the serious performer in spe- Jan 9–Feb 27, 2016
cialized areas of act­ing. Offered in three (Saturdays 9–10 am)
3-week sessions. Take the whole series
or just those sessions that interest you! 3 Jan 13–March 2, 2016
weeks each session, 9 weeks total. Ages (Wednesdays 4–5 pm)
13-18. $60/student/session or $150 for all
three sessions Register online!

Jan 9–March 5, 2016 www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/
(Saturdays 10 am–Noon) programs/theatre-for-youth/classes

428 Front Street South • La Crosse, WI 54601 • 608-784-9292

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Cast Biographies

AMY ANDERSON (Margalo of that company’s existence. She was last seen
and others) has been involved on a children’s stage in LCT’s production of The
in the theatre since seventh Snow Queen where she played a grumpy troll
named Nick. Kids are some of Stacy’s favorite
grade. She has appeared in Chicago, people. She is an aide for the preschool
Boston, Indianapolis, and numerous other program through the LaCrosse School District,
places in between! At LCT, she has been she teaches Acting I at LCT and has BIG kids of
seen in Macbeth, Bus Stop, and Leaving her own. Mac, Annie, and Charles always keep
Iowa. Amy currently is a stay-at-home her entertained and on her toes!
mom for her two-year-old daughter.
BRIANA HERBER (Stuart Little)
KEN E. BROWN (Mr. Little and is enjoying her fifth show at LCT.
others) has been involved in She most recently played Simon
theatre for over 45 years as both
Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar and Lucy
actor and director. In the 1970s he did in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
children’s theatre in Milwaukee for the Great Brianna can also be seen covered in flour and
American Children’s Theatre and Peanut Butter sugar at Great Harvest Bread Company,
Players. He was an original cast member of where she is the sweets baker. Recently
The Heart of La Crosse. La Crosse area credits married, Brianna would like to thank her
include Max Bialistock in The Producers, wonderful husband, her loving family, and
Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, fantastic friends.
Jimmer in Escanaba in Da Moonlight, Senex
in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to RYAN PUFFER (Snowbell) is
the Forum, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks, excited to return to the LCT stage
and many more. after appearing in last season’s

STACY BRUEMMER (Mrs. Little The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
and others) has been a part of and A Charlie Brown Christmas. He is
many children’s productions. Her originally from Aberdeen, SD, and worked
as a professional stage manager in South
first was an adaptation of The Emperor’s Dakota and Kansas City, MO. Ryan is the box
New Clothes when she was 16! She was a office manager at LCT and is enjoying being
stock player with Kids Kronicles, a traveling part of the LCT family!
troupe in Denver, CO, that created original
skits from elementary children’s writings!
Stacy was also with the Commonweal Theatre
Company in Lanesboro, MN, the first five years

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Director Biography

SARA PILLATZKI-WARZEHA DILLON MCARDLE (Set Designer) is
(Director) is thrilled to be directing LCT’s technical director. A Viterbo
her first show with LCT! She joined University alum, he enjoys building

the staff this past summer as the director of things, grilling out with friends, and blowing snow.
education, having relocated to La Crosse from He would like to thank his lovely wife, Megan, and
the Twin Cities. Directing credits include work son, Miles, who mean the world to him.
with Park Theatre Company, Northern Fort
Playhouse, Northern State University, Black Dirt APRIL BROWN (Costume Designer)
Theatre Company, Redfield Area Arts Council, received a BFA in theatre directing from
Minnesota State University Mankato and many Arkansas State University. Since then
others. Sara also serves as the associate artistic
director of the Northern Fort Playhouse.“Thank she has stage managed for the Commonweal, Peach
you to this incredible cast for their beautiful State Summer Theatre, Bridge View Entertainment,
artistry and to my husband, Brian, for finding me and La Crosse Community Theatre, most recently
when I’m lost.” with Mary Poppins. Previously, she directed Bus
Stop, Playhouse on the Air Presents: Miracle on
34th Street , and The Lion, The Witch, and the
Wardrobe at LCT. She has also been a teacher and
director for LCT’s Theatre for Youth summer camps.

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Meet Stuart and the Littles!

Collect their signatures below.

AUDITIONS

April 26–27, 2016 (Ages 8 to18)

Performances: June 10–19, 2016

Lyche Theatre—Theatre G


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