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Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia show program



SEPTEMBER 7–23, 2018

Musical—Theatre PG-13

A mom. A daughter. Three possible dads...

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Producing Artistic Director’s Note

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year dons his cap and pipe to solve
since I took the helm of La Crosse the crime. Throw in a dash of
Community Theatre. As I reflect You are the Christmas cheer and you have a

on this past year, I can’t help but reason that hilarious whodunit that is perfect

think of how incredibly fortunate LCT has thrived for the holidays.
I am to be a part of this amazing for 55 seasons. The New Year will see the
mysterious and thrilling play,
organization. And it’s you I have Wait Until Dark. Susy has
to thank for it. Whether you are
a volunteer, patron donor, subscriber, or are recently lost her eyesight and is working to cope
attending your first show, you are the reason with her new limitations. When her husband
that LCT has thrived for 55 seasons. Thank you for unwittingly transports a doll filled with heroin
welcoming me to this community, for allowing to their New York apartment, a gangster and
me to express myself artistically, and for making his henchmen unleash a plot to retrieve the doll
me feel like together, anything is possible. from Susy. But it won’t be that easy. Susy has a

Mamma Mia! took the world by storm when it few tricks up her sleeve as well…
opened in London in 1999. It was such a hit that
from 2000 to 2001, the USA production traveled The seminal A Streetcar Named Desire by
from Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tennessee Williams will add a touch of drama
Chicago before landing on Broadway in October to our season. When Blanche du Bois arrives
of that year. Mamma Mia! has since been on her sister’s doorstep in the French Quarter
produced in over 50 countries and 6 continents of Louisiana, things appear pleasant enough.
with over 60 million people having seen the However, soon the chinks in Blanche’s armor start
show. It has set the record for premiering in more to show as her brutish brother-in-law pushes her
cities faster than any other musical in history. I’m to the brink of madness. You won’t want to miss
so glad that you are here today to see what all one of the greatest plays ever written.
the fuss is about! We’ll close our season with the Broadway smash
Our season continues with Neil Simon’s farce, hit, Newsies. Set in New York City in 1899,
Fools—a hilarious telling of a young man who Newsies tells the story of the real-life newsboys
moves to an Ukrainian village to be a teacher. strike. When Joseph Pulitzer decides to raise
He quickly realizes that the town suffers from a the price of newspapers, the young and scrappy
decades old curse that causes every resident to newsies strike demanding fairer wages and
be stupid. Can he break the curse within twenty- working conditions. Full of rousing anthems and
four hours to avoid the same fate? incredible dancing, you won’t want to miss this
larger than life musical.
Next up is the farcical and very funny play, Ken
Ludwig’s The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Here’s to a fantastic 2018-2019 season!
Holidays. When a guest is murdered at the Grant Golson
home of a famous actor known for his portrayal Producing Artistic Director

of Sherlock Holmes, the egotistical thespian

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LCT Staff & Board

Producing Artistic Director. . . . . . . . Grant Golson President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan McDonald-Conroy
Production Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris President-Elect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Isaacs
Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessi Davidson Second Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Weber
Patron Services Manager. . . . . . Mary Cate Cichock Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Sprang
Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erek Weis Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ann Gschwind, FSPA
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Oliver
Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke
Education Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacy Bruemmer Sara Battison, Nancy Flottmeyer, Mike Herro,
Front of House Staff. . . Kallen Deckert, Lisa Keyser, Bill Koutsky, Brady Lowe, Kelley Manson,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beth Moratto, Sharon Dawidowski Brian K. Murphy, Randy Nelson,
Joan Temple, Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski

LCT’s Mission

La Crosse Community Theatre creates productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience
members, volunteers, students, and staff. 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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October 20, 2018

Celebrating Polish Independence
Guest Artist: Simon Mulligan, Piano

November 10, 2018
Americans in Paris:
Celebrating the First Veteran’s Day
Guest Artist: Tessa Lark, Violin

December 14-15, 2018
Celebrating the Holidays
Guest Artists: La Crosse BoyChoir, La Crosse Girl Choir

March 19, 2019

Celebrating Young Talent
Guest Artists: Rising Stars Concerto CompetitionWinners

April 13, 2019

Celebrating Cinema
Guest Artist: Yevgeny Kutik, Violin

May 18, 2019

Celebrating Latin Fire
Guest Artist: Lara St. John, Violin

June 8, 2019

Celebrating Percussion
Guest Artist: Frederic Chiu, Piano

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Music and Lyrics by



Book by Originally conceived by


Mamma Mia! was originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East, and Björn Ulvaeus
for Littlestar in association with Universal.

Additional material and arrangements by


Music published by Universal Music Publishing Group and EMI Grove Park Music Inc.
and EMI Waterford Music Inc.



Music Director Choreographer Set Designer


Costume Designer Lighting Designer Props Master


Sound Designer Accompanist Technical Director


Stage Manager Assistant Director Assistant Stage Manager



is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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

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

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa Smerud for photography, Christos Taverna,
That Foreign Place, Jack Hamilton, Studio Gear, UW-L Theatre Department, and Viterbo University Fine Arts Center.

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Director’s Note

LCT’s 55th Season theatrical that she suggested, and subsequently set
381st Production into motion, the creation of a new musical using all
the ABBA hits, lyric for lyric, with an original script
Many musicals owe their success (at least in part) to by book writer Catherine Johnson. Ms. Craymer’s
their“eleven o’clock number,”and the show you are instinct was absolutely right, and based on Mamma
about to see is no exception. (Don’t panic—we won’t Mia!’s popularity all over the world, it would seem
be keeping you here past 11pm!) Now a misnomer, audiences agree.
the term refers to that show-stopping song at the This cast and creative team have been a director’s
climax of the play, just before the resolution and dream: Kit Mayer’s set design transports us to a
finale. Not only has Mamma Mia! won many a beautiful Greek island, Tatyana Arndt’s costumes bring
skeptical audience member over at that very moment, a touch of that throwback ABBA flair, Dillon McArdle’s
but the show in its entirety exists because of its lighting design masterfully marries theatricality
eleven o’clock number: the 1980 ABBA hit, The Winner with a rock concert vibe, Mary Blaha-DeBoer’s music
Takes it All. It was producer Judy Craymer who, while direction and Jen Nichols Wilkinson’s choreography
working with ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson will have you singing and dancing in the aisles by the
and Björn Ulvaeus, thought the song was so naturally end of the show, and this talented and hard-working
cast leaves it all on the stage.
We’re so glad you’re here, and we hope you, too, will
get swept up in this heart-warming mother-daughter
story set to a soundtrack you already know and love.
With so many hit songs to enjoy, the eleven o’clock
number won’t be the only tune you leave humming.
Thanks for coming and enjoy the show!
Stephanie Harter Campbell

Common sense becomes
uncommon and reason
becomes unreasonable.

OCT. 11–21, 2018

Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS $24–$32
Tickets available Sept. 17 at the box office or online.

608-784-9292 |
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse

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La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen


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Donna Sheridan.......................... Maria Higgins Ali............................................. Rachel Muñoz*
Sophie Sheridan............................ Zoe de Boer* Lisa............................................Cecilia Taggart
Sam Carmichael.................................Tim Harris Father Alexandrios................... Rick King Quale
Harry Bright...................................Joe Hammes Ensemble...... Stacy Bruemmer, Katya Carter,
Bill Austin...................................Bradley Weber ........Krysta Chroninger*, Sheri Eimermann,
Sky.....................................Skyler Ray Erickson ...........................Karen Fries*, Brianna Frost,
Rosie Mulligan.................................. Katie Fries ................Zachary Johnson*, Allison Langer,
Tanya Chesham-Leigh...............Danielle Sprain .........................Drew Larson*, Michael Leis*,
Pepper............................ Avery Gerstenberger ..............Ella Rose Mahlum*, Sarah Martin*,
Eddie........................................... Cole Jacobson ..Kaleb Morgan, Sherry Picha*, Macy Privet

* = LCT main stage debut

Production and Design Staff

Director............... Stephanie Harter Campbell Assistant Stage Manager.............Dawn Havican
Music Director................... Mary Blaha-DeBoer Dance Captains............................Brianna Frost,
Choreographer...............Jen Nichols Wilkinson ..........................................Skyler Ray Erickson
Set Designer........................................Kit Mayer Light Board Operator................. Tami J. Wolden
Costume Designer.......................Tatyana Arndt Audio Engineer....... Srinivas (Srini) Chandana
Lighting Designer....................... Dillon McArdle Set Construction....Ryan Brown, Dennis Dorman,
Props Master........................ Bonnie Jo Bratina ..............................Dustin Luecke, Jim Nelson
Sound Designer.....................Douglas P. Wilken Scenic Painter............................Sharon Markee
Accompanist................................Sarah Leitzen Costume Construction...................Terri Discher,
Technical Director................................Erek Weis ...................... Charlotte Grant, Shirley Huhn,
Stage Manager............................ Sara L. Adams .........................Nancy Mahlum, Kelsey Taunt
Assistant Director.......................... Kelsey Taunt Run Crew................Grace Riness, Vicki Riness,
Assistant Costume Designer..........Irina Christel ..................................................Bradley Weber

La Crosse Community Theatre’s season is made possible, in part, by

The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the
arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a
resource for people of every culture and heritage.

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Mamma Mia!

Greek Island of Kalokairi, 1990s.


Prologue: The Beach Scene 1: Sophie’s Room
“Overture” “Entr’acte”
“I Have a Dream”.......................................Sophie “Under Attack”............ Sophie, Nightmare Chorus

Scene 1: The Beach Scene 2: The Courtyard
“Honey, Honey”........................... Sophie, Ali, Lisa “One of Us”................................................Donna
Scene 2: The Courtyard “S.O.S.”............................................. Sam, Donna
“Money, Money, Money”...........Donna, Company Scene 3: The Beach
Scene 3: The Courtyard “Does Your Mother Know?”............ Tanya, Pepper,
“Thank You for the Music”..Harry, Bill, Sam, Sophie ..................................... Harry, Rosie, Lisa, Ali, Bill
“Mamma Mia!”...Donna, Harry, Bill, Sam, Company “Knowing Me, Knowing You”........................ Sam
Scene 4: Donna’s Room Scene 4: Donna’s Room
“Chiquitita”...........................Rosie, Tanya, Donna “Our Last Summer”.........................Donna, Harry
“Dancing Queen”...................Rosie, Tanya, Donna “Slipping Through My Fingers”......Donna, Sophie
Scene 5: The Beach “The Winner Takes It All”...........................Donna
“Lay All Your Love On Me”.................. Sky, Sophie, Scene 5: The Courtyard
......................................Pepper, Eddie, Boys, Girls “Take a Chance on Me”..........................Rosie, Bill
Scene 6: The Courtyard “I Do, I Do, I Do”.......................Sam, Rosie, Tanya,
“Super Trouper”............Donna, Tanya, Rosie, Girls ..................................................Donna, Company
“Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”.......... Lisa, Ali, Sophie, Scene 6: The Jetty
............................................Sam, Bill, Harry, Girls “I Have a Dream”.......................Sophie, Company

Scene 7: The Jetty
“The Name of the Game”.................... Sophie, Bill

Scene 8: The Courtyard
“Voulez Vous”...........Sky, Eddie, Pepper, Company

Let the season begin!

Convert your single ticket into a season ticket and join us all season long.

Stop by the box office today to convert your ticket!

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Cast Biographies

STACY BRUEMMER (Ensemble) Her favorite role was Marty in Grease. Zoe would like
auditioned for Mamma Mia! to win to thank her family for being her rock and constant
a bet with her daughter. Safe to say, source of support.
she won! Stacy was most recently
seen as Chris in Calendar Girls. When SHERI EIMERMANN (Ensemble)
not“playing”on LCT’s stage, she works as a preschool No stranger to the LCT stage, Sheri
aide in La Crosse. Stacy is also the Education Coordina- has been seen in Jake’s Women, On
tor for LCT and just finished a really fun summer of Golden Pond, Godspell, and most
theatre camps. Her next on-stage adventure is Pixies, recently Mary Poppins. Mamma Mia!
Kings and Magical Things, LCT’s Theatre for Young Au- is a“bucket list”show for Sheri, and she is beyond
diences series. Stacy wishes to thank John for“waiting thrilled to be a part of it.
up for me”, Julianna for“betting me”and Charles for SKYLER RAY ERICKSON (Sky)
“putting up with all the singing and dancing”! graduated from Viterbo University
KATYA CARTER (Ensemble) is proud with a BFA Musical Theatre degree.
to be a part of Mamma Mia! She was He then moved to Las Vegas and
recently seen as a Kit Kat Dancer in worked for many shows and talent
Cabaret, as Kate Murphy in Titanic, agencies on and off the strip. He’s performed at the
and as Flotsam in The Little Mermaid. Bellagio, MGM Grand, Venetian, and Planet Hol-
Outside of shows, she enjoys being part of the Daily lywood. He was in a national commercial, a touring
Gravy podcast network, as well as the sketch comedy Motown show, and can even be seen in the movie
group, Live From La Crosse. She would like to thank Show Dogs with Will Arnett. Skyler hasn’t performed
Xavier and Benita, her mom, Emily, and Taylor. with LCT since 2010 when he played Riff in West Side
KRYSTA CHRONINGER* (Ensemble) Story, so he’s excited to be back in the area. Up next,
may be in her first LCT production, he’s directing Sparta High School’s musical Cinderella,
but she is no stranger to the stage! opening this November!
Some of her favorite productions KAREN FRIES* (Ensemble) hasn’t
include Junie B. Jones (Bobbie Jean taken the stage since her third grade
Pipper) and Singing in the Rain (Lina Lamont). She Christmas pageant. After many
has also appeared in Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, years of supporting her kids in their
and The Music Man during her ten years on the stage. theatrical pursuits, she is thrilled
When not on stage, Krysta loves spending time to finally share the stage with her daughter in this
outdoors and with her loved ones, most importantly show! Karen works at Altra as a member contact
her dog, Dozer! Krysta would like to thank her support specialist. She thanks her kids, Katie and Jonathon,
system—especially Mom, Dad, and Harry—who put family, friends, and all those involved with this
up with her crazy schedule daily! fantastic production for their love and support. This
ZOE DE BOER* (Sophie Sheridan) one’s for you Andy!
is making her LCT debut in Mamma
Mia!, but she is no rookie to the * = LCT main stage debut
stage. She was just seen in The Prime
of Miss Jean Brodie at Viterbo and
was in multiple musicals at Onalaska High School.

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Cast Biographies

KATIE FRIES (Rosie Mulligan) is TIM HARRIS (Sam Carmichael) is
excited to be part of this production! thrilled to finally have a chance to
Her most recent LCT role was Music perform on the stage in this beautiful
Director for Cabaret. Past onstage building. You may remember him
roles include Maud Dunlop in The as Sammy in Blood Brothers and Col.
Music Man, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, and Enid Gilweather in Something’s Afoot, both with LCT. While
Hoopes in Legally Blonde. Katie is starting her third not on the stage you’ll still find him in the theatre as
year teaching choir and show choir at Lincoln Middle the Production Manager for LCT. He is still looking for
School. She is beyond thrilled to share the stage with the special lady in his life, but would like to thank his
her mother, Karen Fries, for the first time! Welcome to friends, Mom, family, and the wonderful cast for all
the tribe, Mama Fries! their support.

BRIANNA FROST (Ensemble) This MARIA HIGGINS (Donna Sheridan)
marks Brianna’s tenth show at LCT, is appearing on LCT’s stage for the
and she is beyond excited to be fourth time. Previous productions
celebrating with Mamma Mia! Previ- include Les Miserables, Mary Poppins,
ous roles include ensemble (Cabaret and Sister Act. She is a graduate of
and Billy Elliot), Erato (Xanadu), and Kate McGowan Belmont University and former member of the U.S.
(Titanic). When Brianna isn’t on stage, you can find Navy Sea Chanters in Washington DC. She lives in
her covered in flour at the Onalaska Festival Foods Galesville with her wonderful husband and their five
bakery. She sends all the love in the world to her kids. She thanks God for the gift of music, supportive
family and friends! family and friends, and this kind, talented, hilarious
AVERY GERSTENBERGER (Pepper) Mamma Mia! squad.
is honored to be a part of this incred- COLE JACOBSON (Eddie) is beyond
ible show and production. When thrilled to be on the LCT stage again,
he is off the stage he is the Worship especially when he gets to sing and
Arts Assistant at First Free Church dance to ABBA!! His favorite past
in Onalaska. He is also a marketing major at Viterbo roles have been Chef Louis in The
University. Previously he has been seen as Sonny Little Mermaid and Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. He
Malone in Xanadu and Oronte in The Misanthrope at is currently a sophomore at Winona State University
LCT. He hopes you enjoy the show. and is majoring in elementary education. He’d like to
JOE HAMMES (Harry Bright) is thank his family and friends for supporting his love for
excited to celebrate his tenth produc- theatre. Y’all are Super Troupers!
tion with LCT. He most recently ap- ZACHARY JOHNSON* (Ensemble)
peared as Emcee in Cabaret. Outside is super excited to perform on the
of the theater, Joe works as part of LCT stage.This is his first show at LCT.
the wonderful team at the La Crosse Public Library He is from Holmen,WI and will be a
and is a member of Rotary After Hours. He’d like to senior atViterbo University majoring
thank his family and friends for the music and for all in Music Education. Zach’s last production was Orpheus
the joy they’re bringing. in the Underworld atViterbo University. He was also in
multiple shows at Holmen High School. Zach would like
* = LCT main stage debut to send a huge thank you to all of his friends and family
who have supported him throughout this show.

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Cast Biographies

RICK KING QUALE (Father Alexan- DREW LARSON* (Ensemble) is a
drios) After four previous appearances junior at Viterbo University studying
with LCT in which he has appeared vocal performance and vocal peda-
as“The Old Guy”(or, at least as“The gogy. Old Maid and the Thief and The
Middle-Aged Guy”in the case of Cal- Telephone are just a few of the operas
endar Girls), Rick is thrilled to have been cast in a role he’s been a part of. When not performing, you can see
more befitting his gifts. Typecasting was used again Drew golfing or bowling, which he has done since he
for this production, only this time, Rick has been cast could walk. Drew extends all his success and love to his
as“The Holy Guy.”(No, not the Postman…the Priest.) family, his high school choir director, Michael Fisser,
As such, he offers blessings to you all! and his current vocal coach, Dan Johnson Willmont.

ALLISON LANGER (Ensemble) * = LCT main stage debut
studied vocal performance at UW-L
and is currently studying to become
a counselor. She was most recently
seen on the LCT stage in Titanic. She
is excited to be a part of Mamma Mia! and thanks her
Mom and aunts for instilling in her a love for ABBA.

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Cast Biographies

MICHAEL LEIS* (Ensemble) started SARAH MARTIN* (Ensemble) is a
acting his freshman year of high graduate of MNSU-Mankato with a
school. He is very excited to be Bachelors of Science in History and
performing in Mamma Mia! as his a minor in Political Science. She has
LCT debut. He has performed in many played Kim in Bye Bye Birdie, a wife in
summer theatre productions through the Logan Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and
summer school program. Michael would like to thank ensemble/main dancer roles in various other Honor
those who helped him grow in his love for theatre, Choirs of South Eastern Minnesota productions. She
especially his family. loves singing, dancing, and performing on stage. In
ELLA ROSE MAHLUM* (Ensemble) addition to performing she loves to hike, kayak, and
is a sophomore vocal performance play with her puppies.
major at Viterbo University. This is her
first show at LCT, but she has been * = LCT main stage debut
seen as Margot in Legally Blonde and
Rona Lisa in Putnam County Spelling Bee. She would
like to thank the directors for letting her be in mul-
tiple shows at once, and her friends for the constant
support. Enjoy the show.

CARINGa creative approach to

love + medicine

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Cast Biographies

KALEB MORGAN (Ensemble) is DANIELLE SPRAIN (Tanya Chesham-
excited to join this cast in his first Leigh) is returning to the stage after
musical since his college days. This taking a hiatus for over 16 years to
is his second time on stage with LCT, raise three children and be a loving
the first being the doomed Anthony wife. She only auditioned because
Marsden in And Then There Were None. You may have she lost a bet with her family. Danielle works part
also seen him at the Pump House as Tony Parker in Die time as an ER Social Worker and gives special thanks
Mommie, Die! Before coming to La Crosse he worked to the co-worker who covered several of her shifts.
on stage in a number of plays for the Red Barn Theatre, She would also like to thank her husband and children
The Waterfront, and The Fringe. When he’s not in a for supporting this amazing adventure, and her dad
production, he enjoys spending time with his husband, who brought the ABBA record home one day in the
Cortland, their three cats, and their puppy, Pacey. 1980’s and played it often. He still does today.

RACHEL MUÑOZ* (Ali) is a sopho- CECILIA TAGGART (Lisa) is a
more at Viterbo University. This is her senior at Winona State University
first show on the LCT stage, and she studying Elementary Education and
is excited to be a part of this family. Elementary Music Education. She has
Her most recent roles were a Bride experienced almost every aspect of
in Big Love at Viterbo University and Gabriella in High theatre from being on stage (Tracy in Hairspray, Jr.,
School Musical: On Stage at Papillion LaVista High Soul Girl in Jesus Christ Superstar, Yenta in Fiddler on
School. She wants to thank her family, Stephanie, the Roof) to working flies backstage (Billy Elliot at LCT)
and the La Crosse community for letting her have this to playing in pits (Little Shop of Horrors), and even
opportunity. teaching theatre (LCT youth theatre camps). Cecilia
SHERRY PICHA* (Ensemble) is would like to thank her family for always being so
making her world performing debut supportive, and her wonderful fiancé for encouraging
in LCT’s Mamma Mia! She has been her to be in this show in the midst of planning an
performing on the La Crosse karaoke October wedding!
circuit for years and has always had a BRADLEY WEBER (Bill Austin)
love for theater, but from the audience side of things. has been involved with theatre in
Sherry is grateful for LCT’s decision to take a chance many capacities over the last 25
on her in one of her favorite shows. She also wants to years, having participated in over
thank her family for their support while she learns the 100 productions. Throughout those
ins and outs of this new experience. various productions, he has been an actor, lighting
MACY PRIVET (Ensemble) Mamma designer, sound designer, as well as a technical
Mia! is Macy’s second show at LCT. director. Brad was most recently seen as Frederick
She last played Sally Bowles in Caba- Barrett in Titanic: The Musical, Jesus in Jesus Christ
ret, and she is thrilled to be back with Superstar, and Thenardier in Les Miserables. By day,
such a huge and loving cast! She has Bradley is an administrator for Mayo Clinic and also
enjoyed getting to be in such a blockbuster show and serves on LCT’s Board of Directors. He would like to
growing close with such hilarious people. Macy would thank his wife, Leslie, and their three children for their
like to thank the cast and production team for being continued love and support.
so caring while she was ill for the first few weeks of
rehearsals. She was smothered with theater family * = LCT main stage debut
love, and she’s so grateful.

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Production Staff Biographies

STEPHANIE HARTER CAMPBELL KIT MAYER (Set Designer) is the resident scenic
(Director) co-directed and co- designer for LCT. Since emigrating from Lithuania he
choreographed last year’s production has been active in designing theatre throughout the
of The Music Man, and she is thrilled region, working at the CommonwealTheatre,Viterbo
to be back at LCT for Mamma Mia! University, St. Mary’s University, and LCT. He is a
Stephanie was most recently seen in the Weber founding member of the Fairbanks ShakespeareTheatre
Center’s summer production of [title of show]. She also and has had his work seen throughout the country, as
performs locally with her trio, The Swingin’Pearls, well as in Europe, Canada and Australia.
and the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra. Currently, Stephanie
teaches at Viterbo University in the Music and Theatre TATYANA ARNDT (Costume
departments and will direct their production of Designer) is originally from
Hansel and Gretel. See it at the Weber Center in March Kazakhstan where she owned and
2019! Having performed in 45 states and 7 countries operated an interior remodeling and
on 4 national tours and at numerous professional housing construction business. Her
regional theatres, Stephanie has settled down here education was in interior design, but she has found a
in La Crosse and is thoroughly enjoying directing, new passion in the arts. This is her third year at LCT.
teaching, and playing her favorite roles daily: partner Last season she costume designed And Then There
to Matt and mom to Eliza. Were None and Ramona Quimby. She would like to
MARY BLAHA-DeBOER (Music Di- thank her sister, Irina Christel, for her support.
rector) is an administrative assistant DILLON McARDLE (Lighting
at Hintgen Elementary and Cantor at Designer) began serving as Weber
Roncalli Newman Parish. Now that Center’s Executive Director last
her girls are in college, she is happy year after having been LCT’s Scenic
to be involved at LCT again. It has been a true pleasure Designer and Technical Director
working with such a talented and hardworking cast for ten years. He is a 2006 graduate of Viterbo
and crew. University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Design and
JEN NICHOLS WILKINSON (Chore- Technical Production. Dillon is a member of Rotary
ographer) has choreographed over International, serves on the La Crosse Arts Board,
twenty shows at LCT! Some favorites and is a member of the steering committee for the
include Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, School of Technology and Arts (SOTA) II. He would like
and Mary Poppins. She also cho- to thank his lovely wife, Megan, and son, Miles, who
reographs the summer musical for the West Salem mean the world to him.
Drama Department. In her free time, Jen is a Spanish BONNIE JO BRATINA (Props
teacher at Central High School. A huge thank you goes Master) is an associate professor of
out to her mom, who encouraged her to choreograph microbiology at UW-La Crosse. She was
her first show, and to Chad and Liam, who have been recently seen on stage as one of the
home alone all these nights. This show is dedicated doomed souls in And Then There Were None. She would
to her Dad, who is her inspiration.“The memories will like to thank her lab students for putting up with her
never fade.” crazy schedule and perhaps some crankiness due to her
lack of sleep.

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September 15–November 10, 2018

Classes meet on Saturday mornings. Classes will not meet Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Age 5–7 Age 8–10 Age 10–12 Age 13–18
9:00–9:45 a.m. 10:00–11:00 a.m. 10:00–11:00 a.m. 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Theatre education is an opportunity to create
the you you want to be. Become a better actor,
better technician, or just a better human being.

TUITION $80–$150


608-784-9292 |
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse

What is a



Hearing Loops
allow people who
wear hearing
aids to directly
receive the sound
from the theatre’s
sound system in their own hearing
aids, much like Wi-Fi for laptops. If you
wear hearing instruments, and they
have a wireless receiver called a T-coil
or Telecoil built-in, you will benefit from
the hearing loop in our theatre. Please
consult your audiologist to ensure your
t-coils are properly adjusted.

If you do not have a T-coil equipped
hearing instrument, please feel free
to stop by the box office to pick up a
hearing assist device.

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Production Staff Biographies

DOUGLAS P. WILKEN (Sound KELSEY TAUNT (Assistant Director)
Designer) studied Sound Design at A La Crosse native, Kelsey works in
University of Cincinnati–College the area as a theatrical designer,
Conservatory of Music and at Illinois technician, teacher, and director.
State University before relocating She is very happy to be back at LCT
to La Crosse, WI. He has contributed to productions for Mamma Mia! She would like to thank her family
at Viterbo University, La Crosse Community Theatre, for their love and support. Kelsey also thanks the
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Ensemble wonderful cast and the crew for being so great to
Theatre Company. He is proud to once again make work with.“Enjoy the show!”
fond memories with the wonderful folks at LCT. DAWN HAVICAN (Assistant Stage
SARAH LEITZEN (Accompanist) has Manager) is excited to be a part of
been part of many LCT and Weber another show at LCT. She loves all
Center productions, including Les aspects of theatre and is always eager
Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, to volunteer where ever she can.
Mary Poppins, The Gifts of the Magi, She would like to thank her husband, Darryn, for his
and Bridge to Terabithia. She is grateful for the joys support. Enjoy the show!
and challenges that have come with each production
and thanks Eric, Cindie, and Tim for their patience
with the late nights.

EREK WEIS (Technical Director)
joined LCT as the Technical Director
last season. Originally from
McFarland, WI, Erek graduated from
Viterbo University with a B.F.A. in
Theatre. He has worked at many different theatres,
the most recent being Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY,
where he was a carpenter. Erek is excited to be back
in La Crosse and to join LCT’s team as they continue to
produce quality theatre.

SARA L. ADAMS (Stage Manager)
grew up acting locally with her
family before studying theater at UW
Eau Claire. She has been a regular
volunteer at LCT since 2013, doing
everything from playing Arsinoé in The Misanthrope,
to stage managing Billy Elliot, and directing And Then
They Came for Me. Currently, Sara is pursuing an arts
administration degree from UWL and would like
to thank her family for their support of her theatre

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Thank you

to the

Russell L. and Vera M.
Smith Foundation

for its generous support
and sponsorship of

LCT’s 2018–2019 season.

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2018–2019 Corporate Friends of LCT

Platinum Level

Commercial AV Systems
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
UFAH • Vendi • Wisconsin Arts Board
Wisconsin Public Radio • WXOW TV-19

Gold Level

Altra Financial Advisors • Dahl Automotive • DigiCopy
Gundersen Health System • Kaplan • KQEG-TV

Logistics Health, Inc. • Mayo Clinic Health System
Morrie’s Volkswagon Audi

Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
State Bank Financial • Xcel Energy

Silver Level

Advanced Business Systems • CBS Graphics
Charlie Smader State Farm Insurance • Coulee Region Women

Denture Smart • Edward Jones
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen • Leithold Music
Lindy’s Subs and Salads • Lost Lake Beer • Piggy’s Restaurant
Pischke Motors • Stetzer Accounting Service • Stifel
Touch of Class • Travel Leaders • The Waterfront

Window World of La Crosse • WIPFLi

Bronze Level

Advanced Fiber Products • American Transmission Company
Bodega Brew Pub • Five Star Telecom • G.E.C.U. The Friendly Credit Union

Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub • La Crosse Queen Cruises
Life in Harmony Music Therapy • Quality Vac and Sew • Rudy’s Drive-in

For information on becoming a Corporate Friend, please contact Grant Golson
at 608-784-9292 ext. 3 or [email protected]

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Angel Friend Donors

David Amborn and Karen Gilster Weber Family Foundation Karl and Julie Noll
Chris and Sara Battison Keith and Mary Isaacs Chuck and LuAnn Roth
Tom and Jan Brock William Koutsky Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
John and Linda Lyche
Roger and Kenna Christians Stetzer Accounting
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan Mayo Clinic Health System John and Joan Temple
Hon. Scott and Sue Horne Randy and Lynn Nelson Xcel Energy Foundation

Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle Actor’s Circle Daryl and Margaret Wood Margeen and Stephen Mau
($2,500+) ($250-$499) Promoter Daniel McCammon
William Koutsky In Honor of Tim McNamara ($150-$249) Dr. Edward and Sally Miner
John and Linda Lyche In Honor of Dick Sartz Leanne Anderson Rosemary Nelson
Karl and Julie Noll Peter and Joan Allen James and Lynn Arends Cyndy Nichols and Neal MacCallum
Scott and Mary Rathgaber Chris and Sara Battison Arnie and Donna Asp Tom and Lori Nigon
John Bruemmer Jason and Kelley Bahr Ron and Frieda Nowland
Director’s Circle Marcia Camden Tom and Mary Ballinger Dianne Pogreba
($1,000-$2,499) Roy Campbell and Ellen Ullsvik Ruby Biering Cam and Carlene Roberts
Tom and Jan Brock Chuck Charbeneau and Sara Adams Jim Birnbaum Nancy and Kirk Rodman
Arla Clemons Bob and Kay Conzemius Clem and Addie Bott Ken E. Schaldach
Barbara and Donald Frank Chad and Tammy Dutton Paul Brown and Carleen Poellinger George Schmidt
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan Mary Jean and Ted Eisenbacher Barbara Burchill James and Sheri Schneider
Keith and Mary Isaacs David and Barbara Foye Cari and Mark Burmaster Kurt and Julie Schroeder
Michael and Carol Mader Jim and Jo Glasser Robert M. and Gretchen Burns Sandy Sechrest
Jim A. Nelson and Diane Foust Jeff and Carol Gohlke Gail Cleary Steven Sjolander
Randy and Lynn Nelson Tom and Heidi Grau Kevin Conroy and Martin and Karol Smith
Bill and Karen Hoel Susan McDonald-Conroy Susan Soltau and Tom Hansen
Designer’s Circle Chuck and Mary Hosler Kym and Tom Culp Elizabeth Solverson
($500-$999) Robert and Mary Hubbard Thomas Erb and Cecilia Caron James and Mary Beth Specht
David Amborn and Karen Gilster Joe and Linda Kastantin Nancy Flottmeyer Paul and Jane Steingraeber
Chris and Vicki Born Michael and Beverly Kratt Dennis and Lauri Ford Edward Tanke
Jennifer Burchell Peter and Krin Krause William and Sarah Goff Patrice and Tony Vander Wielen
(In memory of Euel Bailey) Michael Kruse Peter and Janice Gutierrez Stephen and Katherine Webster
Roger and Kenna Christians Dan and Vicky Kunz Donna and Dennis Haggard Yvonne and David Whiteman
Julie Keitel Aurel and Sue Mailath Herb and Barbara Heili Richard and Judy Williams
Leanna Olson-Taunt Mike and Sharon Markee Sue and Fred Heuer Bob and Joan Witte
and Robert Taunt Andrew and Nancy Matchett John and Linda Hoehn Ken Wortman (In Memory of Jean)
Jack and Barb Peplinski Frederick and Barbara McNaughton Jim and Diane Hoffmeister Joseph and Kathleen Zietlow
Barbara Rice Ken and Janine Merkitch John and Diann Honadel Supporter
Brian and Karen Rude Wayne and Sandy Oliver John and Charlene Hopkins ($100-$149)
Al Saterbak and Dennis and Sharon Ryan Neale and Sheryl Horman Frank and Jenny Aberger
Julia Steinke Saterbak Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Scott and Sue Horne Phil and Debbie Addis
Kathy Spelker Lisa, Sam, and Katie Sauer Thomas Houlihan Robert and Laurel Allen
Stetzer Accounting Service Jeri Sebo Rollin and Connie Huebsch Gary and Judy Anderson
Pamela and Richard Strauss Linda Sherwood Norman and Joanne Jerome Conrad and Margret Awtrey
John and Joan Temple Pat Spencer Bob and Mary Kelemen Mark and Linda Backer
Vantage Architects Maureen Sullivan and Tom Schauer Paul and Karen Klas Nancy Beguin
Ross and Lynn Marie West William and Marge Terry Debbie and Bob Kramer Lawrence and Mary Lee Bott
Jane Wood Thomas and Jean Thompson Larry and Diane Lindesmith Tom and Carol Bramschreiber
Bradley and Leslie Weber Dustin and Dominique Luecke Judy Brennan
Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer

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Patron Donor List

Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb Jim and Barbara Hemker Dolly Mehlhoff Glenn and Lila Seager
Molly Brueske Dan Herman and Mary Monsoor Lloyd and Evelyn Miller Louise Sedevie-Lawrynk
Gale Bruessel Mike and Cheri Herro Howard and Nancy Mills Michael Sigman and
Wendy Butler Michael and Lynn Hickey Curtis and Marcia Murray Kelly Krieg-Sigman
Frank and Kristi Cadwell Kathy and Don Hill Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson Charlie and Lynn Smader
Mike and Diana Carey Jerry and Diane Hoch Ed and Corine Neuman Arlene Smith
Katya Carter Dale and Christine Howard Bill and Newburg Dan and Janice Springer
Ursula Cejpek Shirley Huhn Tony and Cheri Niedzwiecki Pat and Joanne Stephens
Jean Clark Richard and Marlene Hutter Christi Nowland Wally and Betty Stoll
John and Sharon Dawidowski Barbara Johnson Paul and Judy Onsrud Dawson and Jackie Strutt
Jolene Demaiffe Rose Ann Kazmierczak Florence Overgard Brian and Diane Sullivan
Dennis and Ellie Dorman Chris and Jane Kerbaugh Diane Palm Carol Taebel
Michael and Rita Edmunds Bruce Kerr Elsie Patterson Jim Tempke
Rich and Sally Egan Lori Kleppe Susanne and Patrick Peck Terry and Cheryl Thienes
Gary and LuAnne Ekern Bob and Marlene Kohner Bonnie Pederson Kathy Thompson
Nancy and Bruce Eklund Pete and Alma Kohnert Colleen Phelps Bill and Pam Thrune
Eldon and Fran Ellefson Jan and Louise Kovars Jarrod and Sherry Picha Jarry and Barbara Tripp
Daryl and Nancy Ertl Cliff and Cheryl Kremmer Tom and Tessie Renard David and Laura Wagner
Todd and Mary Jo Fetsch Robert Krueger Ted and Sheila Riley Don and Linda Wagner
Sally Friend Kristie Lawrence Thomas and Sharon Ryan Eileen Walsh Doyle
Ellen Gianoli Tom and Jenelle Lee Chuck and Patti SansCrainte Ray and Joyce Wichelt
Rebecca Goche Mike and Teri Lehrke James and Elaine Schauls Theron Wilson
Mary and Bill Graumann Jack Leifer Denise Schomberg Ed and Sharon Winga
Chuck and Carmen Gustafson Debbie Lejeune L and T Schuttenhelm Harvey and Patricia Witzenburg
Chuck and Cheryl Hanson Stephen and Karen Lind Andrew and Linda Schwartz Gary and Debra Wold
Natalie Hartigan Gary and Deb Luecke Bill and Maureen Schwartz Xcel Energy
Harry and Vicky Helfrich Robert and Diane Marcou John and Doris Schwingle Suzanne Young

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Pump House Regional Arts Center


Neighborhood 3:

Requisition of Doom

Written by Jennifer Haley • Directed by Steven Walker

In a suburban subdivision of identical houses, parents nd
their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game.
As the line blurs between virtual and reality, parents and

players realize that fear has a life of its own.
*Dark comedy. Mature language.

Cast & Production Team

Chandra Crane Grace Riness Steven Walker
Lizz Brannon Kieran Harnish Ryan Soberg
Taylor Goodine Caidan Hoarn Kevin Laumbach

October 18-20, 26-27 & 31

November 1-3

7:30PM $15-$21

608-785-1434 •

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of the La Crosse Community
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Audience Services

Box Office Policies and Procedures Cameras/Recording/Cell Phones/Pagers

The box office 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 office. Please leave your seat number at the
window. Tickets must be paid for at the time of the reservation. box office.
Tickets also may be purchased at
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 five weeks before the opening of each show; for phone calls.
season ticket holders about four weeks before the show. Patron
Donors (who have made an additional donation of $100 or Flowers
more per season) may reserve seats at any time. Season ticket
holders may purchase two additional single tickets for guests Giving flowers 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 office 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 find 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 office 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 effort to attend the performance
• There is a $2.00 per ticket exchange fee, which is waived for for which they hold tickets. Should this prove impossible, please
season ticket holders and Patron Donors. call the box office as soon as possible before the performance
• Tickets may only be exchanged for another performance of and alternative arrangements will be made. We cannot guaran-
the same show, not for another show. tee that seating will be available for an alternate performance.
• Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the There are no refunds for inclement weather.
performance the original tickets are for.
• In case of emergency, we may (at our discretion) allow the Babies and Small Children
customer to use his or her tickets on another night if tickets
are available. These tickets may not be reserved ahead of time. We welcome children old enough to enjoy our productions. For
The ticket exchange fee still applies. the comfort of all audience members, we ask that children under
5 not attend productions rated PG and up. Regardless of age, all
Unable to Use Your Tickets? members of the audience must have a ticket for admission.

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

Weber Center Staff & Board

Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator. . . Tegan Blank Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Golson
Concessions Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . Cassie Frerks, Cassie George, Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timothy B. Schorr
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Janet Loeffler,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dorina Lukins, Sarah Schilke, Brittany Schilla David Amborn, Dick Spencer, Glena Temple

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