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Published by eseverson, 2015-10-29 17:51:34

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La Crosse Community Theatre presents

Sponsored by Musical Theatre G

Oct. 23–
Nov. 8, 2015


Executive Director’s Note

WHY WE DO THEATRE has created a chance to explore a lovely story, with
Thank you for choosing to spend a couple of several new performers, and showcase our ying
hours with us. A group of volunteers has been system even more. We like to think that we turned
working for weeks to make this performance a challenge into an opportunity.

special. Today’s show is why we do LCT has been around for 52 years,
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Broadway tour may be coming to nearby venues, See you at the theatre!
and they get priority. Thankfully, this does not
happen very often and, fortunately, we were able David R. Kilpatrick
to secure the rights to The Little Mermaid. This Executive Director

Get Your Tickets Today!

NOV 14–22, 2015 DEC 10–20, 2015

Tickets $9 Tickets $29

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La Crosse Community Theatre, Dahl Automotive, and Gundersen Health System present

DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID”
Based on the stories of HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN and the DISNEY lms

Music by Lyrics by Book by

ALAN HOWARD ASHMAN DOUG
MENKEN GLENN SLATER WRIGHT

Directed by

GREG PARMETER

Music Director Choreographer

YVONNE FREESE JEN WILKINSON

Set Designer/Tech Director Costume Designer Lighting Designer Props Designer

DILLON MANDY DAVID R. BONNIE JO
MCARDLE PARMETER KILPATRICK BRATINA

Stage Manager Assistant Director

EMILY VIETH NICK BRANDT

Produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International,
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. (212) 541-4684 www. MTIShows.com

This orchestra realization provided by Broadway Show Tracks, LLC.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

ACT ONE ACT TWO

Overture Entr’acte

Scene 1: The World Above (The Water’s Surface) Scene 1: She’s Got Legs! (The Beach)
“The World Above”................................................ Ariel “Positoovity”.............................................Scuttle, Gulls
“Fathoms Below” .................Pilot, Sailors, Eric, Grimsby “Positaggity”

Scene 2: Teenagers (King Triton’s Court) Scene 2: Regret (King Triton’s Court)
“Daughters of Triton”.....................................Mersisters “Au Bal de Toilette”

“If Only (Triton’s Lament)”............................King Triton Scene 3: Speechless (The Palace. Ariel’s
Chambers)
Scene 3: Femme Fatale (Ursula’s Lair) “Beyond My Wildest Dreams”....... Ariel, Maids, Grimsby
“Daddy’s Little Angel” ..............Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam “Chez Louis”

Scene 4: Ariel’s Wish (Ariel’s Grotto) Scene 4: Hot Water (The Palace Kitchen)
“Part of Your World” .............................................. Ariel “Les Poissons”................................................Chef Louis
“The Storm”........................................................ Sailors
Scene 5: Dinner Disaster (The Palace Banquet Hall)
Scene 5: Storm at Sea (Prince Eric’s Ship/ “Les Poissons”(Reprise) ....................... Chef Louis, Chefs
Sea Below/Beach)
“Part of Your World”(Reprise) ............................... Ariel Scene 6: Shall We Dance? (The Palace Ballroom)
“One Step Closer”..........................................Prince Eric
Scene 6: Sisters, Sisters (Mersisters’ Girl Cave) “Good Night”
“She’s in Love”................................Mersisters, Flounder
Scene 7: Block That Kiss! (Ursula’s Lair)
“Daddy’s Little Angel”(Reprise) ... Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam

Scene 7: Prince Eric’s Wish (The Beach) Scene 8: Cold Fins (The Bay)
“Her Voice”....................................................Prince Eric “Kiss the Girl”..................................Sebastian, Animals

Scene 8: Mis t (Open Water) Scene 9: Total Guppy (King Triton’s Court)
“Under the Sea”.......................Sebastian, Sea Creatures Scene 10: Only a Voice (Ariel’s Chambers/
The Ship/King Triton’s Court)
Scene 9: Trapped (Ariel’s Grotto) “If Only”(Quartet)...............Ariel, Eric, Sebastian, Triton

“If Only”(Ariel’s Lament)....................................... Ariel Scene 11: Hulla-ball-oo (The Palace Ballroom)
“Sweet Child”.......................................Flotsam, Jetsam “The Contest”..................................Grimsby, Princesses

Scene 10: Squid Pro Quo (Ursula’s Lair) Scene 12: Confrontation (Ursula’s Lair)
“Poor Unfortunate Souls”................................... Ursula “Ariel Steps Forward”
Act One Finale............................................Ursula, Ariel “Poor Unfortunate Souls”(Reprise) .................... Ursula
“Ursula’s Demise”............................................... Ursula
“Ariel’s Transformation”.................................Mersisters

Scene 13: Connection (The Beach)
“Finale Ultimo”.................... Triton, Ariel, Ensemble, Eric

This production will be performed with one 15-minute intermission.

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Cast

Ariel ......................................... Audra Fuchsel* Female Ensemble...........................Allison Langer
Prince Eric ................................Seth Von Steidl Mersisters/Ensemble.............Martha Boehm*,
Ursula.................................. Elizabeth Arihood ................ Laikyn Boettcher, Cassie Dickow*,
King Triton......................... Kevin A. Laumbach Maria Johnson, Megan Klock*, Grace Riness*
Sebastian ...................................... John Divney Cabin Boys/Ensemble.................Joshua Kaiser,
Flounder..................................... Olivia Belland ................................................Sam Schneider*
Grimsby....................................Dennis Dorman Sailors/Male Ensemble.....MacKinley Bruemmer,
Scuttle.......................................... Kelsey Taunt ................... Andrew Helman, Dustin Luecke,
Flotsam.........................................Katya Carter ................................Dylan Thoren, Matt Wudi
Jetsam ..................................... Robert J. Jones
Windward ................................Liberty Sprain* * = LCT stage debut
Chef Louis......................MacKinley Bruemmer
Leeward ..........................................Owen Scott
Pilot ........................................... Dale Stafslien

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Director’s Note

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Little Shop of Horrors fame, on board to craft
the music. Together, they brought a sense of
October 23–November 8, 2015 Broadway to the film.
LCT’s 52nd season – 352nd production
With the release of The Little Mermaid in
The Fish That Rescued a Mouse 1989, the course of Disney Studios was forever
altered. The film was a monster hit and critical
It’s hard to believe now, but Disney Animation darling recalling the glory days of Disney’s past.
was in trouble in the 1980s. A string of This success encouraged Disney to recommit to
lackluster films dating back to the 1970s and animation. Mermaid is a unique achievement
a series of high-profile defections—led by because it redefined a genre. It began an
chief animator Don Bluth—left the studio unparalleled run of success that included
bereft of clout and talent. By late 1986, Disney Beauty and the Best, the first animated film
was already exploring plans to shutter the nominated for Best Picture, Aladdin, and The
animation studios for good. Lion King. All four won multiple Oscars and have
become beloved classics.
Enter Ariel, a plucky young mermaid. Disney
initially passed on the film because they The Little Mermaid also was the first film
felt it was too similar to their movie Splash! Disney marketed directly to girls. Thus, the
Director Ron Clements persevered, though, and Disney princess culture was born. Disney now is
brought Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, of one of the most powerful media conglomerates
in the world, owning ABC, ESPN, Marvel,
Lucasfilm, and a host of other entertainment
ventures, all on the fins of Ariel and her friends.

Lovable characters with depth and personality,
stunning visuals, and some of the best Disney
songs ever written make this a truly memorable
film and now a musical, which we are proud to
present.

Greg Parmeter
Director

Don’t miss these activities!

Photos with Ariel after each performance

^ 10/30 Pre-Show Talk: Mouse”
“The Fish That Rescued a

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A proud sponsor of this production

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Production and Design Sta

Director...........................................Greg Parmeter Costume Construction.........................Sara Adams,
Music Director................................. Yvonne Freese .....................Jason Bernhagen, Martha Boehm,
Choreographer................................. Jen Wilkinson ............ Barb Burchill, Katya Carter, Janet Dahl,
Set Designer/Tech Director............. Dillon McArdle .........................Cassie Dickow, Marsha Erickson,
Lighting Designer ....................David R. Kilpatrick Yvonne Freese, Kelly Galvan, Candace Gittens,
Costume Designer...................... Mandy Parmeter ..................... Donna Hanson, Margaret Hanson,
Props Designer..........................Bonnie Jo Bratina ...........................Shirley Huhn, Francie Johnson,
Orchestrations...........................Michael Hoagland .......Maria Johnson, Rob Jones, Rachael Kaiser,
Stage Manager .....................................Emily Vieth Megan Klock, Sue La Crosse, Kevin Laumbach,
Assistant Director.................................Nick Brandt .......... Nancy Nemec, Jeri Sebo, Emma Smerud,
Assistant Stage Managers......................................... ......................Theresa Smerud, Lorraine Wilson,
.....................Samantha Abplanalp, Olivia Lewis ...................................................... Suzanne Young
Sound Board Operator .....................Olivia Golding Hair Consultant............................. Kristyn Taggert
Light Board Operator .........................Tami Wolden Fly Rail ...........................................Morgan Gibson
Set Construction ..........................Dennis Dorman, Run Crew ...................................Miranda Bauerly,
.......................Sharon Markee, Gary Mundinger, .......................Annie Bruemmer, Dawn Havican,
...............................................................Jim Nelson ................................Abby Kilpatrick, Olivia Lewis

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Cast Biographies

ELIZABETH ARIHOOD (Ursula) MARTHA BOEHM* (Mersister/
started her theatrical journey at LCT as Ensemble) is excited to be making her
Pepper in Annie in 1984. Since then La Crosse Community Theatre debut!
she’s done a number of LCT shows, She was last seen as Sister in
including Once Upon A Mattress Appleseed Community Theatre’s
(Winifred), Chicago (Mama Morton) and Mary Poppins summer production of Damn Yankees. Martha worked
(Miss Andrew). In recent years she could be seen at the in local TV news for about six years before becoming
Appleseed Theatre in Gypsy (Rose) and The Cat in the Viterbo University’s digital marketing and media
Hat (Cat) and at the Pump House playing the title specialist. She enjoys running, watching movies, and
character in the“Madame Fefe”shows. She would like to traveling. Martha would like to thank her husband,
thank Ryan and Jon for their encouragement and Brandon, for his support.
support.
LAIKYN BOETTCHER (Mersister/
OLIVIA BELLAND (Flounder)goes to Ensemble) is in her second show on the
Aquinas Middle School and is in LCT stage. She was recently in Jesus
seventh grade. She is delighted to be Christ Superstar. Laikyn is a
cast as Flounder. Her most accom- sophomore at UW-La Crosse, studying
plished role (besides this!) was Jane occupational therapy and theatre. She has been involved
Banks in Mary Poppins at LCT. She has been in ve in countless theatre productions, including Footloose
performances of The Nutcracker and currently dances and Hello, Dolly, but she is thrilled to be back, working
at La Crosse Dance Centre. Olivia would like to thank her with the amazing people at LCT. Laikyn wants to thank
family for supporting her and“especially you ladies and her amazing friends and family for always supporting
gentlemen for coming!” her dream.

* = LCT main stage debut (continued on page 14)

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Cast Biographies

(continued from page 12) KATYA CARTER (Flotsam) is a
longtime volunteer at LCT and a
MACKINLEY BRUEMMER rst-time eel. She has been in shows
(Chef Louis/Sailor/Ensemble) is such as The Pirates of Penzance (as a
attending Western Technical College, General’s Daughter), Jesus Christ
and planning to transfer to UW- Superstar (as an angel), and The Snow Queen (the
La Crosse for a theatre performance titular role). She also is in the sketch comedy troupe
major. This is his eighth LCT show. From his rst taste of “Live! from La Crosse”and spends most of her free time
LCT life in 101 Dalmatians to working tech on Jesus making people laugh. She would like to thank her
Christ Superstar, MacKinley is hooked on everything mother, Euel, Xavier, and Benita for their support!
theatre. Favorite roles include Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in
Anything Goes (Logan High School) and being part of CASSIE DICKOW* (Mersister/
the ensemble of Mary Poppins (LCT). MacKinley would Ensemble) has never been in a play
like to thank Greg for his guidance and the opportunity before and feels blessed to work with
to“play”with such talented people, his parents for their such a fun and talented cast and crew
love and support, and Annie and Charles for being the for her very rst show. Cassie wants to
best sister and step-brother-kinda-sorta! thank her family for their continual support as she
balances a fulltime job at LHI, rehearsals, and school
* = LCT main stage debut work, as she pursues a master’s degree in secondary
education.“Love you all!”

(continued on page 16)

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Cast Biographies

(continued from page 14) AUDRA FUCHSEL* (Ariel) is a recent
graduate of Viterbo University with a
JOHN DIVNEY (Sebastian), a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal
sophomore at UW-La Crosse, is performance. While at Viterbo she
wonderfully excited to be in LCT’s played Cherubino in The Marriage of
production of The Little Mermaid. His Figaro and Cinderella in La Cenerentola, as well as
last role at LCT was Neleus in Mary other operatic roles. She was previously Miss La Crosse
Poppins. He thanks his astonishingly beautiful Mom Oktoberfest 2014 and Miss Onalaska 2013. She is
and wishes her a happy birthday! John wouldn’t be here currently employed at La Crosse Sign Company in
without her love and support. Thank you. Onalaska.

DENNIS DORMAN (Grimsby) is ANDREW HELMAN (Sailor/Ensemble)
delighted to make his third appearance is excited to be in The Little Mermaid
at LCT. He last appeared in Thoroughly here at LCT. He is a senior music theatre
Modern Millie before traveling with major and photography minor at
his wife, Ellie, to Peru, the Middle East, UW-La Crosse and has recently been
and Europe. He continues to work as a consultant for seen on stage as Bartholomew in LCT’s Jesus Christ
Trane, working on environmentally friendly alternative Superstar, and in 8 and Catch Me if You Can at UW-
refrigerants, HVAC safety standards, and personal injury La Crosse. He hopes you all enjoy this fantastic show!
legal defense. Behind the scenes, he enjoys working on
set construction for LCT. As always, he wants to thank (continued on page 18)
Ellie for her support and guidance in balancing family,
business, volunteering, and fun. * = LCT main stage debut

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NIGHT IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY
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NOVEMBER 10, 2015
TUESDAY at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $19
$10 for veterans
and active military

THEATRE EDUCATION

WINTER AND SPRING 2016

Session 2 (8 weeks) Session 3 (8 weeks)
January 9–March 3, 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.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

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Cast Biographies

(continued from page 16) with her castmates and making new friends. Megan
would like to thank her family, friends, and especially
MARIA JOHNSON (Mersister/ her wonderful husband for their love and support!
Ensemble) is a preschool teacher at
Bethel Little Lamb in Galesville. They ALLISON LANGER (Ensemble) studied
are doing a“sea”theme for the year, vocal performance at UW-La Crosse
and she is excited have some of her and is currently working as a nanny.
students come see her as a mersister. Maria has been in This is her second show with LCT, the
three shows at LCT (The Wizard of Oz, Leaving Iowa, rst being Thoroughly Modern
and The Pirates of Penzance), but this is her rst time Millie. She also was recently seen as Doris in Damn
acting on stage in the new theatre! She loves getting to Yankees and as Paulette in Legally Blonde (both with
expand her theatre family with each show and is Appleseed Community Theatre). She is excited to be part
especially looking forward to gaining some sisters! She of a wonderful Disney classic and hopes you have fun
would like to thank her family, friends, and especially “Under the Sea!”
her awesome husband for all the love and support!
(continued on page 20)
ROBERT J. JONES (Jetsam) serves as
co-founder and choreographer of * = LCT main stage debut
Grand River Singers. He has worked as
a singer/dancer for Walt Disney World,
Opryland USA, Department of Defense
(USO), and multiple cruise lines. His favorite role was
Gaston in Walt Disney World’s Beauty and the Beast.
Last fall, Robert had the privilege of living the role of
Bert in Mary Poppins.

JOSHUA KAISER (Cabin Boy/
Ensemble) is a seventh grader at
Aquinas Middle School. He is excited to
be performing again at LCT. Joshua
recently played Michael Banks in Mary
Poppins and Peter Hatcher in Tales of A Fourth Grade
Nothing.  He loves EVERYTHING about theatre. Josh
would like to thank“Mom, Dad, and Greg!”

MEGAN KLOCK* (Mersister/
Ensemble) had stage experience with
UW-La Crosse’s Oklahoma and
performed in The Nutcracker for 12
years with her local dance studio. She
was active in cheerleading in high school and college
and now judges competitions across the state. Megan
received a doctorate in physical therapy and works at
Gundersen Health System. She has enjoyed working

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July
30 & 31,

2016

UW L CAMPUS

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Cast Biographies

(continued from page 18) in 2013 at Viterbo.“I owe so much thanks to my parents
and choir directors. I also appreciate the patience of the
KEVIN A. LAUMBACH (King Triton) is directors. Thank you for letting me be in this play!”
thrilled to be back on stage with the
LCT! Selected theatre credits include OWEN SCOTT (Leeward) made his LCT
Legally Blonde (Callahan) at debut playing Randy (opposite his
Appleseed Community Theatre; Noises actual“old man,”Michael) in A
O ! (Garry/Roger), The Producers (Franz Liebkind), Christmas Story; the last LCT
Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Les Miserables production in the old theatre. He is
(Javert), and Leading Ladies (Leo/Maxine) at LCT; and thrilled to be in a show at the Weber Center. He played
Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) at The Muse Theatre. Kevin also Tiny Tim in a UW-La Crosse production of A Christmas
is a cast member of the“Live! from La Crosse”sketch Carol and a Townsperson in Lincoln Middle School’s
comedy group. Kevin has a BFA in music and theatre The Music Man. Owen is a fth grader at Emerson
from Viterbo University and is a senior proposal Elementary and enjoys soccer, Legos, and winter
development analyst for UnitedHealthcare in Onalaska. camping. He would like to thank his family and friends
for their support. Owen dedicates his performance to his
DUSTIN LUECKE (Sailor/Ensemble) Nana, Marilyn Scott, who recently passed away.
celebrates his fth appearance on
stage at LCT. Previous credits include LIBERTY ALTHEA SPRAIN*
Jesus Christ Superstar, Twelve Angry (Windward) is a fourth grader at
Men and The 39 Steps. O stage, Coulee Montessori in La Crosse. She has
Dustin is a morning news anchor on WXOW News 19 been in plays with Missoula Traveling
Daybreak from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays.“Thanks to Theatre and was blessed to play Gretl
Dominique, Damian, friends, and family!” in The Sound of Music at Viterbo in 2011. She would
like to thank her Mom, Dad, and Marmee for getting her
GRACE RINESS* (Mersister/ to rehearsal on time, and Greg for making this show
Ensemble) is more than excited to be a happen. And, last but not least, everybody else for
part of the amazing Little Mermaid “being under the sea with me!”
cast. She did four productions with her
high school drama department: High DALE STAFSLIEN (Pilot) is a retired
School Musical, Willy Wonka, Back to the 80s: The educator, having been a choir director
Totally Awesome Musical, and Annie. Although Grace and an administrator. He also has sung
is relatively new to the stage, she shares the love of art at Carnegie Hall with Robert Shaw and
and theatre that so many do. In her other life, Grace Andre Previn. LCT shows have included
works at the Children’s Museum while studying visual Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables. Other shows,
communications at Western Technical College full time. for the Tomah theatre, have included Forever Plaid,
Above anything else, Grace is excited to be a part of LCT Annie, and Cheeseheads—the Musical. Dale thanks
and can’t wait to begin her theatrical journey, and she is Barb and the dogs, Oscar, Felix, and Leo, for“getting rid
thankful for everyone who supports her passions.  of me for a while”and Emily“for putting up with me.
What a fabulous ensemble this has been to work with.
SAM SCHNEIDER* (Cabin Boy/ Thanks, everyone, and enjoy the experience.”
Ensemble) is a seventh grader who is
home-schooled. He played a shepherd * = LCT main stage debut
boy in Amahl and The Night Visitors

(continued on page 22)

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Pump House Regional Arts Center Presents

December 10-12, 7:30 pm
December 13, 2:00 pm

In the fashion of an old-time holiday radio show, with some added mystery…
Adaptation by Anne Drecktrah and David Gardiner.
Tickets:
Pump House members are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.
General public are $18 in advance, $21 day of show.
Student tickets are $10 with a valid student ID.

For Tickets:
608.785.1434
ThePumpHouse.org
119 King Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

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Cast Biographies

(continued from page 20) SETH VON STEIDL (Prince Eric) marks
his 25th (and perhaps nal) production
KELSEY TAUNT (Scuttle) has a B.A. in in La Crosse since moving here in 2011
theatre from UW-Oshkosh and works to start a bachelor’s degree in theatre
freelance, primarily focusing on set performance. After graduating from
design and theatre education. At LCT UW-La Crosse in December, he will move to the Twin
she was recently on stage as Lucy in A Cities with his ancée to continue a lifelong pursuit of
Charlie Brown Christmas and behind the scenes as the professional acting/singing. Previous credits in La Crosse
set designer for Sideways Stories from Wayside include Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale Jr.), Les
School. Kelsey would like to thank everyone involved in Miserables (Enjolras), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin
the show for letting her be“a part of your world”for one Scrivello, D.D.S.), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy
of her favorite stories. She hopes it brings the audience Smith), and A Christmas Carol (Ebeneezer Scrooge). He
as much joy as it’s brought her. Kelsey also sends a would like to thank everyone involved with this
special thank you to her friends and family. production for making it“the best yet!”

DYLAN THOREN (Sailor/Ensemble) is MATT WUDI (Sailor/Ensemble) is
a sophomore at Logan High School. excited to take part in this amazing
Outside of theatre, he enjoys production. You may have seen him
performing and competing with his recently in Jesus Christ Superstar.
school’s varsity show choir group“The He’s thankful to work with this
Class Act.”He has been seen on the LCT stage in several amazing cast and crew, and he would like to thank his
shows. Some of his favorites include The Wizard of Oz friends and family for their love and support.“Enjoy the
and It’s a Wonderful Life. Dylan wishes to thank his show!”
parents for driving him to and from rehearsals every
night.“This is the last time I’ll have to say that.”

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa M. Smerud and Krissa Valentine-Harnish for
photography, CBS Graphics, Northern State University and Tom Benson, and audio consultant Chris Scheuermann.

Our season is made
possible, in part, by

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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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, J. Michael Hartigan, Charles Link,
Box O ce Sta . . . . . . . . .April Brown, Lisa Keyser Gary Mundinger, Brian K. Murphy, Randy Nelson,
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Karl Noll, Joan Temple, Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski,
O ce Manager Understudy . . . . .Amanda Wiese 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
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Production Sta Biographies

GREG PARMETER (Director/ the fact that they allow her to continue to
Sound Designer) earned his MFA pursue her passion for dance. Jen would like
from the Johnny Carson School of to thank her mom for encouraging her to
Theatre and Film at the University become involved in theatre so many years
of Nebraska-Lincoln. His acting credits include ago, her dad for being her inspiration (miss
seasons with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, you!), and Greg for giving her yet another
Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Northern Fort opportunity to be part of an amazing
Playhouse and a tour with Hampstead Stage production.
Company. Greg is in his seventh season with
LCT. He thanks Mandy, Ben, and Matilda for DILLON MCARDLE (Set Designer/
their love and support. Technical Director) is LCT’s technical
director. A Viterbo University alum,
YVONNE FREESE (Music Director) is he enjoys building things, grilling
a recent graduate from Northern out with friends, and blowing snow. He would
State University in musical theatre like to thank his lovely wife, Megan, and son,
and music education and is pursuing Miles, who mean the world to him.
her career as an actress in the Twin Cities. Some of
Yvonne’s favorite credits include performing with DAVID R. KILPATRICK
Garrison Keillor on“A Prairie Home Companion,” (Lighting Designer) has had the
playing Christine in Phantom of the Opera at joy of directing and designing the
Northern State University, Cindy Lou in The lights for several productions. His
Marvelous Wonderettes at Northern Fort most recent light designing project was LCT’s
Playhouse, and Agent Martine in Forager’s Mary Poppins. David serves as LCT’s
Apprentice at Park Theatre Company, in executive director, as well as manager of
Minneapolis. Yvonne is thrilled to be a collaborator Weber Center for the Performing Arts. He
in this magni cent production and would like to could not do it all without the love and
thank her family, friends, and cast for such a support of his family, Barbara and Abigail.
wonderful experience.“Enjoy the show!”
MANDY PARMETER (Costume
JEN WILKINSON (Choreogra- Designer) is in her eighth season
pher) has choreographed at LCT. She received her MFA in
numerous productions for LCT, costume design in May 2005 from
including some of her favorites: the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work
State Fair, Chicago, The Producers, and has taken her from Oklahoma to Washington,
Mary Poppins. You also may have seen her Virginia, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Mandy
on stage in Anything Goes. In her “real”life, and Greg are looking forward to their son,
Jen is a Spanish teacher at Central High Benjamin, and daughter, Matilda, growing up
School. She loves spending time with her in the La Crosse community.
“boys,”Liam and Chad, and she appreciates

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Production Sta Biographies

BONNIE JO BRATINA (Props in Reefer Madness.“A big thank you to the
Designer) has worked as a Mermaid cast, crew, and production team for
professor and environmental being so wonderful to work with. And much
microbiologist at UW-La Crosse love to Dale and Mom for all of the co ee,
since 1997 and has been involved with LCT dinners, and cast treats!”
almost as long, appearing on stage in Crimes
of the Heart within months of moving here. NICK BRANDT (Assistant Director)
Since then she has had parts in a number of has a BFA in theatre performance
other plays, including The Miracle Worker from UW-La Crosse and is working on
and Jake’s Women. “Being on stage is fun, his master’s degree in healthcare
but I also enjoy the fun and challenge of administration. When not onstage, Nick works at
making and nding props for shows like Logistics Health, Inc. Over the last half decade,
Forever Plaid, Mary Poppins, and this show. Nick has appeared throughout the area in roles
I hope you enjoy it.” such as Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (LCT),
Kreon in Antigone (UW-L), Malcolm in Macbeth
MICHAEL HOAGLAND (aka Hoagy) (Orches- (LCT), Cli ord in Deathtrap (Pump House), Ariel
trations) is the CEO and executive producer in The Pillowman (Pump House), and Howard in
for Broadway Show Tracks in New York and Boy Gets Girl (UW-L). “It has been an amazing
has been producing music for theatres and journey! Thank you, Greg, for the opportunity!”
entertainment companies since 1996. Hoagy
has also been a guest composer at Columbia PROUDASSOCIATED IS
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Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle Brian and Karen Rude Judy Kirkpatrick Jean Bassett
($2,500+) Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Michael and Beverly Kratt Sara and Chris Battison
Anonymous Richard and Pamela Strauss Daniel and Vicky Kunz Brian and Laura Behling
John and Linda Lyche Vantage Architects, Inc. Andrew and Nancy Matchett Lynette Berg
Karl and Julie Noll Ross and Lynn Marie West Ken and Janine Merkitch Cari and Mark Burmaster
Randy and Lynn Nelson Roy and Laurie Campbell
Director’s Circle Actor’s Circle ($250- Cheri and Tony Niedzwiecki Ursula Cejpek
($1,000-$2,499) $499) Elsie Patterson Jean Clark
Tom and Jan Brock Anonymous E e Piper Cleary-Kumm Foundation
Donald and Barbara Frank Peter and Joan Allen Edward and Sheila Riley Bob and Kay Conzemius
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan David Amborn and Karen Gilster Dennis and Sharon Ryan Michael and Rita Edmunds
Scott and Mary Rathgaber Je and Gale Bagstad Daniel Schneider and Thomas Erb and Cecilia Caron
Robert and Gretchen Burns Ramon and Connie Erickson
Designer’s Circle Robert Coe Mary Lansing Sally Friend
($500-$999) Chad and Tammy Dutton Jeri Sebo Mark and Nancy Goodman
Chris and Vicki Born Ted and Mary Jean Eisenbacher Kathy Spelker Tim Gruenke and Lori Olson
Roger and Kenna Christians David and Barbara Foye Bill and Marge Terry Chuck and Carmen Gustafson
Dr. John and Arla Clemons David and Nancy Goode Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer Peter and Janice Gutierrez
Keith and Mary Isaacs Jim and Jan Hanesworth Dennis and Donna Haggard
Krin and Peter Krause Bill and Karen Hoel Promoter ($125-$249) Herb and Barbara Heili
Jerry and Kathy Lokken Hon. Scott and Sue Horne Anonymous (2) Susan and Fred Heuer
Leanna Olson-Taunt and Dar and Darlene Isaacson Jim and Mary Anderson Jim and Diane Ho meister
Owen and Francie Johnson James and Lynn Arends Charles and Mary Hosler
Robert Taunt Hal and Julie Keitel Arnold and Donna Asp Norman and Joanne Jerome
Jack and Barb Peplinski Jack and Jeanne Kilpatrick Dave and Amy Bahr
Marianne and Galen Pittman Jason and Kelly Bahr (continued on page 30)
Barbara Rice (In honor of the four grandsons) Tom and Mary Ballinger
Chuck and LuAnn Roth

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Viterbo University Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 and 4 p.m.

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Conceived and Written by Don Kukla
Music and Lyrics by Don Kukla and Michael McGill

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns with an original adaptation of a classic fairy

tale. A cast of local children will tell the beloved tale of Sleeping Beauty with a twist,
as she wakes to find herself in a rock ‘n roll dream.

MEDIA SPONSOR

Box O ce 608-796-3100 LA CROSSE

® www.viterbo.edu/tickets

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Patron Donor List

(continued from page 26) Jon and Christi Nowland Bradley and Leslie Weber Tom and Carol Bramschreiber
Ron and Frieda Nowland Stephen and Katherine Webster Judy Brennan
Promoter ($125-$249) David and Diane Palm David and Yvonne Whiteman Leo and Kim Bronston
Mike and Clarice Kammel Melanie Pehling Ed and Sharon Winga Dr. Stephen and Sandy Brubaker
Rose Ann Kazmierczak Robert and Patricia Perlock Gary and Debra Wold Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb
Bob and Mary Kelemen Carleen Poellinger and Daryl and Margaret Wood Gale Bruessel
Chris and Jane Kerbaugh Mark Brumm
David and Barbara Kilpatrick Paul Brown Family Gary and Mary Bubbers
Paul and Karen Klas Tom and Kathy Ready Ken Wortman Barbara Burchill
Cli and Cheryl Kremmer Tom and Theresa Renard Frank and Kristi Cadwell
Robert Krueger Kirk and Nancy Rodman (In memory of Jean) Barbara Decker
Debbie Lejeune Lisa, Sam and Katie Sauer Julie Diermeier
Dr. Larry and Diane Lindesmith Tom Schauer and Supporter ($75-$124) Eileen Walsh Doyle
Neal Maccallum Anonymous (2) Stanley and Sue Dwyer
Beverly J. Mach Maureen Sullivan Frank and Jenny Aberger Rich and Sally Egan
Aurel and Sue Mailath Sandy Sechrest Rhonda Akeson and Duane Lom Gary and Lu Anne Ekern
Michael and Sharon Markee Pete and Nancy Sedbrook Robert and Laurel Allen Eldon and Fran Ellefson
Stephen and Margeen Mau Linda Sherwood Gary and Judy Anderson Daryl and Nancy Ertl
Daniel McCammon Ed and Laurie Solberg Leanne J. Anderson David and Teresa Faulkner
Susan McDonald-Conroy Dick and Pat Spencer Tim Anderson Dennis and Lauri Ford
Patricia McDowell Paul and Jane Steingraeber Mark and Linda Backer Adam and Robyn Foye
Janeth and Gerald Miller Greg and Joan Stellrecht Lori and Gabi Bagniewski Joseph and Joan Francois
Rich and Vicki Miller Brian and Diane Sullivan Dorothy Baures Marla French
Gary and Beth Mundinger Ed and Miriam Tanke Nancy Beguin Bill and Mary Graumann
Rosemary Nelson Suzanne and Joseph Toce Clark and Margaret Berg
Cyndy Nichols Lill A. Twining Marc and Laurie Bertram (continued on page 34)
Tom and Lori Nigon Donald and Linda Wagner Nancy Borgen
Kathleen Wagner Clem Bott

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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 30) Joe and Linda Kastantin Pam Nelson Glenn and Lila Seager
Jan and Louise Kovars Sonja Nelson Charlie and Lynn Smader
Supporter ($75-$124) Michael Kruse Ed and Corine Neuman Arlene Smith
David and Jennifer Grimsled Yvonne Labbe Bill and Karen Newburg Martin and Ruby Smith
Grace Hammond Paul and Kimberly Lansing Tamara Nowland Mark and Carol Solyst
Diane Hanson Kristie Lawrence David and Terry O’Neill Dan and Janice Springer
Natalie Hartigan Louise Lawrynk Paul and Judy Onsrud Pat and Joanne Stephens
David and Jo Ellen Hartman Robert and Jo Le Roy Florence Overgard Wally and Betty Stoll
Jim and Deb Head Tom and Jenelle Lee James Parker Peter and Judy Stuber
Helen M. Heiser Walter and Shirley Leifeld Patrick and Susanne Peck Mary Swingle
James and Barbara Hemker Ken and Nancy Lerum Bonnie Pederson Carol Taebel
Sherry Henning Steve and Karen Lind Colleen Phelps Kathy Thompson
Mike and Cheri Herro Claude and Carolyn Lindeman Nancy Quinlisk Bill and Pam Thrune
Mike and Lynn Hickey Steve and Cheryl Loehr Robert and Colleen Raasch Barbara and Jerry Tripp
Donald and Kathy Hill Al and Betty Macha Jim and Carol Reider Audrey Uber
Jerry and Diane Hoch Wes and Karen Mack Ms. Arlene Rhode Tony and Patrice Vander Wielen
John and Linda Hoehn Robert and Diane Marcou Cam and Carlene Roberts Jo Voight
Judith Ho Blaine and Maria Mason Nancy Reithel and Tim Henke David and Laura Wagner
Maria Holley Lorraine McIlraith Chris and Mary Jo Salek Colleen Walsh
Dale and Christine Howard Fredrick and Barbara Charles and Patti Sans Crainte Tom and Nathalie Weibel
Gary and Cheryl Howly Schmocker Financial Services Richard and Judy Williams
Ray and Joanne Hubley McNaughton Sheri Schneider Ruth Williams
Rollin and Connie Huebsch Howard and Nancy Mills Kurt and Julie Schroeder Joan Witte
Shirley Huhn Lloyd and Evelyn Miller Tara and Lance Schuttenhelm Pat Witzenburg
Richard and Marlene Hutter Mary Monsoor Linda and Andrew Schwartz Leon and Kay Wolfe
Je and Amanda Jackson Les and Helen Munson Doris and John Schwingle Frances I. Young
Nancy Johnson Curtis and Marcia Murray
Mark and Sharon Jolivette Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson

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with neighbors
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That’s what our town is made of.
State Farm® has a long heritage of helping out in
the community. That’s why I’m proud to support
La Crosse Community Theatre.

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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.

Weber Center Sta & Board

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


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Stifel salutes the

La Crosse
Community Theatre

Main Street, Suite
La Crosse, Wisconsin

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