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Published by eseverson, 2016-01-28 12:10:40

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La Crosse Community Theatre presents

Sponsored by Musical—Theatre G

Dec. 10–20, 2015


Executive Director’s Note

THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS OF ALL the receiver. “The most precious gifts can’t be
bought.” Rather, they are shared.
CAN’T BE BOUGHT
As we plan the season, we give ourselves a
challenge each year to nd an appropriate Thank you for sharing theatre with your family
and friends. Thank you for letting our volunteer
script that brings to the stage a special message actors and technicians share theatre with you.
for the entire family. At this particular Thank you for doing what you can
It is not the size or to help LCT share theatre with the
time of year, it is wonderful how
pleasant individuals are to each other, cost of the gift that community.
with children attempting to be on matters, but whether
their best behavior and adults giving it is special to both the As you run around this holiday
to the community. Everyone just giver and the receiver. season, trying to nd time to do
seems nicer, and for that we can all be it all, I invite you to sit back, relax,
grateful. At LCT, we want to recognize and enjoy this “no stress time” at
this with a special and appropriate play. La Crosse Community Theatre’s Christmas show.
In The Gifts of the Magi, Jim and Della learn that Here’s to you and your family—Merry Christmas.
it is not the size or cost of the gift that matters, David R. Kilpatrick
but whether it is special to both the giver and Executive Director

Get Your Tickets Today!

FEB 11–28, 2016

Tickets $27

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A proud sponsor of this production

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La Crosse Community Theatre and State Bank Financial present

THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI
From the stories of
O. HENRY
Book by
MARK ST. GERMAIN
Music by
RANDY COURTS
Lyrics by
RANDY COURTS AND MARK ST. GERMAIN

Directed by

GREG PARMETER

Music Director Choreographer

SARAH LESLIE
LEITZEN WEBER

Set/Lighting Designer Costume Designer Props Designer Stage Manager

DILLON THERESA M. SARA L. LISA K.
MCARDLE SMERUD ADAMS ADAMS

Additional orchestrations by Sarah Leitzen

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.,
440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Cast in order of appearance

The City: Him................................................................................. Michael Kruse
The City: Her........................................................................................Mel Carroll
Willy Porter ......................................................................Andrew Scott Helman
Jim Dillingham.....................................................................................Matt Wudi
Della Dillingham ..............................................................................Grace Riness
Soapy Smith..................................................................................Tom Desjarlais

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa M. Smerud and Krissa Valentine-Harnish for
photography, CBS Graphics, audio consultant Chris Scheuermann, Jack Hamilton, Viterbo University, and the La Crosse
Tribune.

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The Gifts of the Magi

Setting: Christmas, 1905 , New York City

ACT ONE ACT TWO
Overture Entr’acte

Scene 1: “Star of the Night” ........... City: Her, City: Him Scene 1: “Bum Luck”.................................... Soapy, Jim
Scene 2: “The Gifts of the Magi”.............................All Scene 2: “Greed”.............City: Her, City: Him, Della, Jim
Scene 3: “Jim and Della”...................... Willy, Della, Jim Scene 3: “Pockets”.................................................Willy
Scene 4: “Christmas is to Blame”Willy, City: Her, City: Him Scene 4: “The Same Girl”......................................Della
Scene 5: “Broadway and 20th” ................Willy, Soapy Scene 5: “The Gift of Christmas”................... Willy, All
Scene 6: “How Much to Buy My Dream?”............. Jim
Scene 7: “The Restaurant”........................................... This production will be performed with one
Soapy, City: Her, City: Him 15-minute intermission.
Scene 8: “Once More”.....................................Della, Jim

WC P A

STEVEN MARKING AND JOANN FUNK COME HOME TO LA CROSSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Tickets: DECEMBER 22, 2015, 7:00 PM
$15 adults, $8 students

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Director’s Note

The Gifts of the Magi What he accomplished there bears note. When
Porter was jailed, he was a beat writer for small-
December 10–20, 2015 time newspapers and magazines. In prison he
LCT’s 52nd season – 354th production began to publish under the pseudonym that he
would make famous. Essentially, he went in one
The American Odyssey of O. Henry man—unknown and untrustworthy—and came
out a new man with both celebrity and credibility.
Along with Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and
Ernest Hemmingway, William Sydney Porter Immediately upon his release, he embarked on a
completes the proverbial Mount Rushmore of nine-year period of creative explosion that resulted
American short story writers. We know him by his in 381 short stories and hundreds of other articles
pseudonym, O. Henry. and essays.Among his most famous works, all
written during this period, are “The Ransom of Red
Porter’s life was worthy of an epic novel all its own. Chief,” “The Cop and the Anthem,” and “The Gift of
He was a licensed pharmacist, draftsman, banker, the Magi.” The Gifts of the Magi is based on the
ranch hand, fugitive, actor, musician, and writer. He latter two stories, ingeniously weaving two classic
traveled from the Carolinas to Texas, Honduras, Ohio, holiday tales into one charming musical about the
Pennsylvania, and nally New York. Along the way, Christmas spirit.
he married twice and lost his mother, rst wife, and,
eventually, his daughter to tuberculosis. They say that prison can change a man. This was
never truer than in the case of William Sydney Porter.
The turning point in Porter’s life was the three What he knew about the world is what makes the
years he served in prison for embezzlement. stories of O. Henry so unique and satisfying. He
knew that life itself was an adventure, and even the
smallest of people and the most mundane of events
can become important in the retelling. Thus, a simple
story about a poor young couple can touch everyone
who has ever fretted about being able to nd the
perfect gift for a loved one. There is joy, wisdom, and
sensitivity in O. Henry’s works, and that is why those
works will endure.

Greg Parmeter
Director

Don’t miss these activities!

^ 12/18 Pre-Show Talk: of O. Henry
The American Odyssey
^ 12/19 Post-Show Talk w/ cast & crew

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Guest Reader Schedule

December 9, Senior Preview December 16, Wednesday Evening
Sr. Mary Ann Gschwind, Weber Center Board Tracy Fell, Executive Director, LSO
December 17, Thursday Evening: TBA
December 10, Opening Night
Nancy Wigdahl Sedbrook, President, LCT Board December 18, Friday Evening
Jill Billings, State Representative,
December 11, Friday Evening
Rick Artman, President, Viterbo University 95th Assembly
December 19, Saturday Matinee: TBA
December 12, Saturday Matinee
Bob Schmidt, Host,“B.S. with Bob” December 19, Saturday Evening
Dustin Luecke, Anchor, News-19 Daybreak
December 12, Saturday Evening
Chuck and LuAnn Roth, Oktoberfest December 20, Sunday Matinee
Scott Rathgaber, CEO, Gundersen Health System
Festmaster and Frau
December 13, Sunday Matinee: TBA

La Crosse Community Theatre

wishes to remember past board member,
interim exective director, and benefactor

Helmut (Hal) Keitel

With a tremendously generous heart, he supported us.
We thank him and all others like him.

Those who recently donated to LCT in memory of Hal Keitel include:
Columbus Chemical Industries • James & Susan Dillenbeck
Martha & William Dumler • Richard & Judith Eystad

Harry & Nancy Hegna • Scott & Sue Horne • Dar & Darlene Isaacson
Jayne Jungen • Julie Keitel • Andrea & Dennis Keyser

Nancy Korn-Smith • Barbara Nickelotti • Chuck & LuAnn Roth
Kelly Krieg-Sigman & Michael Sigman

Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation • Earl Strutz
Miriam Wuensch • Suzanne Young • Nancy Zetes

LCT’s Mission

La Crosse Community Theatre creates productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience members,
volunteers, students, and sta . We provide opportunities for creativity and personal growth in a fun, collaborative environment.

As a community, we celebrate human connections through communication and interaction.

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Production and Design Sta

Director.....................................Greg Parmeter Costume Construction..........Molly Bambenek,
Music Director .............................Sarah Leitzen ..... Gail Bruessel, Mel Carroll, Marsha Erickson,
Choreographer............................. Leslie Weber ..................... Shirley Huhn, Francie Johnson,
Set/Lighting Designer.............. Dillon McArdle ...... Nancy Nemec, Mandy Parmeter, Jeri Sebo,
Costume Designer ............ Theresa M. Smerud .......................Lorraine Wilson, Suzanne Young
Props Designer........................... Sara L. Adams Run Crew............ Sara L. Adams, Nick Brandt,
Wig Master.............................. Kristyn Taggart ...................................................Dawn Havican
Stage Manager............................Lisa K. Adams Orchestra..................... Kathy Boarman (cello),
Audio Engineer/Board Operator..Miranda Bauerly ................................. Kristin Freedlund ( ute),
Light Board Operator...................Lisa K. Adams .................................Ryan Isensee (trombone),
Set Construction.....................Gary Mundinger ..Catherine McNamara (oboe/clarinet/English horn)
............................Sharon Markee, Jim Nelson

Our season is made
possible, in part, by

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Cast Biographies

MEL CARROLL (The City: Her) is ANDREW SCOTT HELMAN (Willy
delighted to be back on the LCT stage Porter) is ecstatic to share the show
in such a charming show. She has with you this evening. He has recently
been seen here before as Ilona Ritter been on stage at LCT in The Little
in She Loves Me and most recently Mermaid and Jesus Christ Superstar.
as the Nanny/Chorus in Mary Poppins. She would This has taken a lot of hard work, but it has all paid o .
like to thank Greg Parmeter and all the sta at LCT for He hopes you will agree and that you enjoy this splendid
their dedication to producing such wonderful shows. show.
Also her understanding husband, her supportive
family, and awesome castmates. Cherish your family MICHAEL KRUSE (The City: Him) is a
this holiday season! supervisor at Reinhart Foodservice. He
enjoys boating, shing, hunting, travel-
TOM DESJARLAIS (Soapy Smith) is ling, and spending time with family,
recently retired, but he is active on the friends, and his dog, Buddy. Theatre
board of directors for the Wisconsin provides a rewarding outlet for his creative side, where
State Golf Association and Horse Sense new worlds are formed and new friends are made. Fa-
for Special Riders, as well as a vorite roles he has played at LCT include Billy Flynn in
fundraising committee for Gateway Boy Scouts. A few of Chicago, Freddie Fillmore in both Miracle on 34th
his favorite roles at LCT include Ranger Tom in Escanaba Street and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,
in da Moonlight; Doc in West Side Story; King Pellinore and elsewhere Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap. He is
in Camelot; Bud, the Oldest Elf, in The Last Christmas thankful for being a part of such a talented cast and
Gift; and The Old Man in Twelve Angry Men. Elsewhere crew and for the support his family, friends, and
he has enjoyed playing Charlie in Amateurs, Bellomy in coworkers provide.
The Fantasticks, and Shelly Levine in Glengarry Glen
Ross. (continued on page 14)

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Cast Biographies

(continued from page 12) MATT WUDI (Jim Dillingham) is very
excited to bring this lovely Christmas
GRACE RINESS (Della Dillingham) is story to life. He’d like to thank this
overjoyed to be a part of The Gifts of wonderful cast and crew for all their
the Magi cast. She is relatively new to hard work and his friends and family
the stage and is honored to be given for their continued support.
the part of Della. You may have
recently seen her in The Little Mermaid, where she
made her LCT debut as Alanna. In her real life she is a
visual communications major at Western Technical
College. She would like to thank her parents for letting
her take two crazy adventures back to back and also her
friends for giving her a place to stay on late nights.

Make a year-end gift today!

La Crosse Community Theatre relies on contributions from people like you. If you are in a position to make a tax-deductible
donation by the end of the year, we will gladly put those funds to work bringing live theatre to our community.
Thank you!

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PROUDASSOCIATED IS
TO SPONSOR
LA CROSSE
COMMUNITY THEATRE

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

Sign up online to receive email notices of volunteer opportunities.

www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org

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THEATRE EDUCATION

WINTER AND SPRING 2016

Session 2 (8 weeks) Session 3 (8 weeks)
January 9–March 5, 2016 April 2–May 21, 2016
• Acting 1 (with special focus) • Adult Musical Theatre Dance/Fitness
• Acting 2 (with special focus) (2 sections)
• Masterclass ( with special focus) • Acting 1
• Adult Musical Theatre Dance/Fitness • Imagination Spectrum
(2 sections)
• Imagination Spectrum

To enroll in spring classes, visit www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/programs/theatre-for-youth/classes.
If you have questions, contact Sara at 784-9292, ext. *320, or sarapw@lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

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Production Sta Biographies

GREG PARMETER (Director) earned his THERESA M. SMERUD (Costume
MFA from the Johnny Carson School of Designer) has been involved with LCT
Theatre and Film at the University of for most of her life in various capacities:
Nebraska-Lincoln. His acting credits actor, costume designer, and
include seasons with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, photographer. She is a self-employed photographer
Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Northern Fort Playhouse and costumer. She would like to thank Mandy and
and a tour with Hampstead Stage Company. Greg is in Greg for this opportunity. She dedicates this
his eighth season with LCT. He thanks Mandy, Ben, production to her momma“angel,”who taught her to
and Matilda for their love and support. sew and to love creating beautiful things to wear.

SARAH LEITZEN (Music Director) has SARA L. ADAMS (Props Designer)
been part of seven LCT and Weber studied theatre at the UW-Eau Claire
Center productions, including Les and has been working onstage and o
Miserables, Thoroughly Modern for nearly 40 productions. For LCT, she
Millie, and Mary Poppins. She is grateful for the has designed props for Noises O , The 39 Steps,
joys and challenges that have come with each Twelve Angry Men, and The Complete Works of
production, particularly the chance to conduct and Shakespeare (Abridged). She would love to wish
orchestrate The Gifts of the Magi. She’d like to her parents, Bill and Linda Adams, a happy 45th
thank Eric and Cindie for their patience, both with wedding anniversary.“Thank you for teaching me
the late nights and constant background hum of the about love and theatre.”
soundtrack on repeat; her cast for the constant
encouragement and laughter; and Greg for the much LISA K. ADAMS (Stage Manager) has
needed“push”to try music directing a full show. been assistant stage manager for
Noises O and Mary Poppins, but this
LESLIE WEBER (Choreographer) is her rst time in the role of stage
choreographed last year’s A Charlie manager. She enjoys spending the holidays at the
Brown Christmas and you saw her theatre, as last year she was onstage as Patty in A
onstage in Mary Poppins. Leslie is a Charlie Brown Christmas and the previous year she
dance teacher at Nicole’s School of Dance. She has been played a WBFR actor in Playhouse on the Air
teaching dance and choreographing for over 15 years in Presents: Miracle on 34th Street. She was on the
many venues, including Riverland Community College, LCT stage last spring in First Baptist of Ivy Gap and
Summerset Theatre, and Mayo Civic Theatre. Leslie is served as deck chief for The Complete Works of
grateful for all of the love and support of her husband, William Shakespeare (Abridged). She is looking
Brad, during the craziest time of year. And to their kids, forward to the possibility of getting back out to the
Emma, Matthew, and Andrew,“I love you!” front of the stage again soon!

DILLON MCARDLE (Set Designer/ MIRANDA BAUERLY (Audio Engineer)
Technical Director) is LCT’s technical is excited to be working with all the
director. A Viterbo University alum, he amazing people here at the Weber
enjoys building things, grilling out with Center. The Gifts of the Magi is her
friends, and blowing snow. He would like to thank rst major show as audio engineer. ”Thank you to
his lovely wife, Megan, and son, Miles, who mean everyone who let me be a part of this crew!”
the world to him.

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July
30 & 31,

2016

UW L CAMPUS

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LCT Sta & Board

STAFF MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick President . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy Wigdahl Sedbrook
Artistic Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Parmeter President-Elect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Education Director . . . . . . . Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha Second Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Oliver
Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Isaacs
Costume Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . Mandy Parmeter Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan McDonald-Conroy
Director of Publications . . . . . . . . . . Eric Severson Past President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Horne
O ce Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessi Davidson
Box O ce Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ryan Pu er Nancy Flottmeyer, Gary Mundinger, Brian K.
Box O ce Sta . . . . . . . . .April Brown, Lisa Keyser Murphy, Randy Nelson, Karl Noll, Joan Temple,
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski, Bradley Weber

Thank you to our Thank you to these
2015–2016 season people, who donated
toward our 2015–2016
sponsors!
costumes!
Altra Financial Advisors
Associated Bank Tom and Jan Brock
Commercial A/V Systems Mary Swingle
Dahl Automotive
Gundersen Health System Peter and Krin Krause
La Crosse Radio Group Kate Kersten
Logistics Health, Inc.
Mueller Media
Schomburg Refrigeration
Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
State Bank Financial
United Fund for the Arts and Humanities
Vendi Advertising
Wisconsin Public Radio—WLSU/WHLA
WXOW TV-19
Xcel Energy

This program was supported in part by a
grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with
funds from the State of Wisconsin and the
National Endowment for the Arts.

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Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle Vantage Architects, Inc. Edward and Sheila Riley Felix and Marilyn Fernandes
($2,500+) Ross and Lynn Marie West Dennis and Sharon Ryan Sally Friend
John and Linda Lyche Daniel Schneider and Mark and Nancy Goodman
Karl and Julie Noll Actor’s Circle ($250- David and Jennifer Grimsled
$499) Mary Lansing Tim Gruenke and Lori Olson
Director’s Circle Anonymous Jeri Sebo Chuck and Carmen Gustafson
($1,000-$2,499) Peter and Joan Allen Kathy Spelker Peter and Janice Gutierrez
In Memory of Hal Keitel David Amborn and Karen Gilster Joan and John-Peter Temple Dennis and Donna Haggard
Tom and Jan Brock Je and Gale Bagstad Bill and Marge Terry Herb and Barbara Heili
Donald and Barbara Frank Robert and Gretchen Burns Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer Susan and Fred Heuer
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan Robert Coe Jim and Diane Ho meister
Scott and Mary Rathgaber Chad and Tammy Dutton Promoter ($125-$249) Charles and Mary Hosler
Chuck and LuAnn Roth Ted and Mary Jean Eisenbacher Anonymous Norman and Joanne Jerome
David and Barbara Foye Jim and Mary Anderson Mike and Clarice Kammel
Designer’s Circle David and Nancy Goode James and Lynn Arends Rose Ann Kazmierczak
($500-$999) Jim and Jan Hanesworth Arnold and Donna Asp Bob and Mary Kelemen
Chris and Vicki Born Bill and Karen Hoel Dave and Amy Bahr David and Barbara Kilpatrick
Roger and Kenna Christians Hon. Scott and Sue Horne Jason and Kelley Bahr Paul and Karen Klas
John and Arla Clemons Dar and Darlene Isaacson Tom and Mary Ballinger Cli and Cheryl Kremmer
Columbus Chemical Industries Owen and Francie Johnson Jean Bassett Robert Krueger
Keith and Mary Isaacs Hal and Julie Keitel Sara and Chris Battison Debbie Le Jeune
Krin and Peter Krause Jack and Jeanne Kilpatrick Brian and Laura Behling Dr. Larry and Diane Lindesmith
Jerry and Kathy Lokken Judy Kirkpatrick Lynette Berg Neal Maccallum
Leanna Olson-Taunt and Michael and Beverly Kratt Cari and Marc Burmaster Beverly J. Mach
Daniel and Vicky Kunz Roy Campbell and Ellen Ullsvik Wes and Karen Mack
Robert Taunt Nancy and Andrew Matchett Ursula Cejpek Aurel and Sue Mailath
Jack and Barb Peplinski Ken and Janine Merkitch Jean Clark Michael and Sharon Markee
Ron and Cindy Peterson Randy and Lynn Nelson Cleary-Kumm Foundation Stephen and Margeen Mau
Marianne and Galen Pittman Cheri and Tony Niedzwiecki Bob and Kay Conzemius Daniel McCammon
Barbara Rice Elsie Patterson Michael and Rita Edmunds Susan McDonald-Conroy
Brian and Karen Rude E e Piper Thomas Erb and Cecilia Caron
Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Ramon and Connie Erickson (continued on page 26)
Richard and Pamela Strauss

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Viterbo University Saturday–Sunday,
RONALD MCDONALD ARTS FOR YOUNG Jan. 30–31 at 3 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
AMERICA FAMILY SERIES PRESENTS Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m.

By Jim Leonard Jr., Weber Center for the
Barry Lopez, and Performing Arts
John Luther
Adams 428 Front Street South, La Crosse

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arrangement with
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Patron Donor List

(continued from page 22) Jim and Linda Sherwood Gary and Judy Anderson Gary and Lu Anne Ekern
Ed and Laurie Solberg Leanne J. Anderson Eldon and Fran Ellefson
Promoter ($125-$249) Dick and Pat Spencer The Anderson Family Daryl and Nancy Ertl
Patricia McDowell Paul and Jane Steingraeber Mark and Linda Backer David and Teresa Faulkner
Janeth and Gerald Miller Greg and Joan Stellrecht Lori and Gabi Bagniewski Dennis and Lauri Ford
Rich and Vicki Miller Brian and Diane Sullivan Dorothy Baures Adam and Robyn Foye
Gary and Beth Mundinger Ed and Miriam Tanke Nancy Beguin Joseph and Joan Francois
Rosemary Nelson Suzanne and Joseph Toce Clark and Margaret Berg Marla French
Cyndy Nichols Lill A. Twining Marc and Laurie Bertram Bill and Mary Graumann
Tom and Lori Nigon Donald and Linda Wagner Nancy Borgen Grace Hammond
Jon and Christi Nowland Kathleen Wagner Clem Bott Diane Hanson
Ron and Frieda Nowland Bradley and Leslie Weber Tom and Carol Bramschreiber Natalie Hartigan
David and Diane Palm Stephen and Katherine Webster Judy Brennan David and Jo Ellen Hartman
Melanie Pehling David and Yvonne Whiteman Leo and Kim Bronston Jim and Deb Head
Robert and Patricia Perlock Ed and Sharon Winga Dr. Stephen and Sandra Brubaker Helen M. Heiser
Carleen Poellinger and Gary and Debra Wold Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb James and Barbara Hemker
Daryl and Margaret Wood Gale Bruessel Sherry Henning
Paul Brown Mark and Jennifer Brumm Mike and Cheri Herro
Tom and Kathy Ready Family Gary and Mary Bubbers Mike and Lynn Hickey
Tom and Theresa Renard Ken Wortman Barbara Burchill Donald and Kathy Hill
River Town Dental Frank and Kristi Cadwell Jerry and Diane Hoch
Cam and Carleen Roberts (In memory of Jean) Barbara Decker John and Linda Hoehn
Kirk and Nancy Rodman Julie Diermeier Judith Ho
Lisa, Sam and Katie Sauer Supporter ($75-$124) Eileen Walsh Doyle Maria Holley
Tom Schauer and Anonymous Stanley and Sue Dwyer
Frank and Jenny Aberger Rich and Sally Egan (continued on page 30)
Maureen Sullivan Rhonda Akeson and Duane Lom
Sandy Sechrest Robert and Laurel Allen
Pete and Nancy Sedbrook

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Joe & Pat Heim October 24, 2015: Nordic Moods
featuring Janet Sung

George November 21, 2015: James Bond -The Ultimate 007 Concert
& Connie
Smith featuring Mary Carewe

December 18 & 19, 2015: Home for the Holidays at the LSO

featuring Misty’s Dance Unlimited and La Crosse Dance Centre

February 6, 2016: Boy Wonders and Rising Stars

March 12, 2016: The Heavenly Life

featuring Caroline Worra

April 30, 2016: Music for the Bard,

with the LSO’s winning Conductor Wannabes
featuring Simon Mulligan

June 23, 2016 Chamber Concert: Voices on the Water

featuring Frederic Chiu

Purchase your ckets online today!

Thank you to our season sponsors

www.LacrosseSymphony.org

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Patron Donor List

(continued from page 26) Robert and Diane Marcou Nancy Reithel and Tim Henke Mark and Shanon Torgerud
Blaine and Maria Mason Ms. Arlene Rhode Barbara and Jerry Tripp
Supporter ($75-$124) Lorraine McIlraith Chris and Mary Jo Salek Audrey Uber
Dale and Christine Howard Fredrick and Barbara Charles and Patti Sans Crainte Kathleen Van Kirk-Przywojski
Gary and Cheryl Howly Allen and Julia Saterbak
Ray and Joanne Hubley McNaughton Schmocker Financial Services and Paul Przywojski
Rollin and Connie Huebsch Lloyd and Evelyn Miller Jacob Sciammas and Tony and Patrice Vander Wielen
Shirley Huhn Howard and Nancy Mills Jo Voight
Richard and Marlene Hutter Mary Monsoor Erin Maslowski David and Laura Wagner
Je and Amanda Jackson Les and Helen Munson Sheri Schneider Colleen Walsh
Nancy Johnson Curtis and Marcia Murray Kurt and Julie Schroeder Tom and Nathalie Weibel
Mark and Sharon Jolivette Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson Lance and Tara Schuttenhelm Richard and Judy Williams
Joe and Linda Kastantin Pam Nelson Linda and Andrew Schwartz Ruth and Marc Williams
Bob and Marlene Kohner Sonja Nelson Doris and John Schwingle Joan Witte
Jan and Louise Kovars Ed and Corine Neuman Glenn and Lila Seager Harvey and Patricia Witzenburg
Michael Kruse Bill and Karen Newburg Charlie and Lynn Smader Leon and Kay Wolfe
Bad Axe Tool Works Tamara Nowland Arlene Smith Frances I. Young
Paul and Kimberly Lansing David and Terry O’Neill Martin and Ruby Smith
Kristie Lawrence Paul and Judy Onsrud Mark and Carol Solyst Don’t see
Louise Lawrynk Florence Overgard Dan and Janice Springer your name?
Robert and Jo Le Roy James Parker Pat and Joanne Stephens
Tom and Jenelle Lee Patrick and Susanne Peck Wally and Betty Stoll Stop by the box
Walter and Shirley Leifeld Bonnie Pederson Peter and Judy Stuber o ce to make a
Ken and Nancy Lerum Colleen Phelps Mary Swingle donation or to
Steve and Karen Lind Nancy Quinlisk Carol Taebel correct your listing!
Claude and Carolyn Lindeman Robert and Colleen Raasch Kathy Thompson
Steve and Cheryl Loehr Jim and Carol Reider Bill and Pam Thrune
Al and Betty Macha

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www.srci.biz Thank you
to the
“In business Russell L. and Vera M.
to keep you in business, Smith Foundation
for its generous support and
24 hours a day.”
sponsorship this season

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Audience Services

Box O ce Policies and Procedures Cameras/Recording/Cell Phones/Pagers

The box o ce is open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and The use of cameras, recording equipment, cellular phones and
one hour before performances. General admission tickets may pagers is strictly prohibited in the theatre. You may check these
be charged to a credit card or paid for with a check/cash at the items at the box o ce. Please leave your seat number at the
window. Tickets must be paid for at the time of the reservation. box o ce.
Tickets also may be purchased at lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.
Phone Calls
Seat Reservations
Parents, please leave your seat numbers with your babysitter. If
All seats should be reserved in advance, including those for they need to reach you during the performance, we will do our
season ticket holders. Reservations for the general public begin best. We do not interrupt the performance to page people for
approximately two weeks before the opening of each show; phone calls.
for season ticket holders about three weeks before the show.
Patron Donors (who have made an additional donation of $75 Flowers
or more per season) may reserve seats at any time. Season
ticket holders may purchase two additional tickets for guests Giving owers to cast members while on stage is inappropriate.
for each season ticket purchased, and must be for the same per- Flowers may be left in the box o ce for the stage manager
formance the season ticket holder is attending. If you forget or to deliver or you may hand them to the cast member once he
are somehow prevented from reserving your seats on time, we or she is out of costume. Audience members are not allowed
will do our best to help you nd seats. However, seats are not backstage. If you wish to meet with a cast or crew member after
guaranteed once public ticket sales begin. There are no refunds. the show, please wait for them in the auditorium or lobby.
Please call the box o ce at 784-9292 if you have questions.
Bad Weather Policy
Need to Exchange Your Tickets?
It is the policy of La Crosse Community Theatre not to cancel
• All ticket exchanges must be done in person at the box office if performances due to bad weather. As a result, we urge our
your tickets have been printed. ticket holders to make every e ort to attend the performance
for which they hold tickets. Should this prove impossible, please
• There is a $2.00 per ticket exchange fee, which is waived for call the box o ce as soon as possible before the performance
season ticket holders and Patron Donors. and alternative arrangements will be made. We cannot guaran-
tee that seating will be available for an alternate performance.
• Tickets may only be exchanged for another performance of There are no refunds for inclement weather.
the same show, not for another show.
Babies and Small Children
• Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the
performance the original tickets are for. We welcome children old enough to enjoy our productions.
For the comfort of all audience members, we ask that children
• In case of emergency, we may (at our discretion) allow the under 4 not attend productions. Regardless of age, all members
customer to use his or her tickets on another night if tickets of the audience must have a ticket for admission.
are available. These tickets may not be reserved ahead of
time. The ticket exchange fee still applies. Late Seating Policy

Unable to Use Your Tickets? We strive to begin performances on time. Please allow plenty
of time to nd the theatre and to take your seat. If you arrive
Sorry, all sales are nal. There are no refunds. Please return your more than 15 minutes after the show begins, we reserve the
unused tickets at least 24 hours in advance of the production right to release your seat(s) to someone else. There are no
date to receive a receipt for a tax-deductible donation. refunds. Late arrivals will be seated at our discretion.

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STAFF MEMBERS Concessions Sta . . . . . . . Stephanie Canales, Cassie George,
Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick . . . . . Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Glenna Krzyzanowski, Janet Loe er,
Weber Center Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dorina Lukins
O ce Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jessi Davidson BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richard B. Artman
House Managers . . . . . . . . Kendra Andreska, April Brown, Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Michael Hartigan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Dawidowski, Lisa Keyser Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenna Christians
Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
. . . David Amborn; Mary Ann Gschwind, FSPA; Jim Warren


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