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Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher show program

LA CROSSE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS

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OCTOBER 14–30, 2016

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Executive Director’s Note

Thank you for choosing to this extraordinary play help us
fulfill our mission“to enhance the
spend some time with La Crosse “I am so thankful for theatrical literacy”for all.
Community Theatre today. their willingness to Of course, the more important
I want to express my appreciation for creatively expand aspect of going to the theatre
our guest artists: Lee Gundersheimer, LCT’s experiences.” should be fun and entertainment.
Irina Christel, Brittany Schilla, Aiden
Smerud, Matt Salvo and Bonnie I hope you agree that today’s
production is no exception.
Bratina, and for our staff, particularly
Dillon McArdle, for giving generously their
imagination and talent. I am so thankful for their Again, thank you so much for being a part of La
willingness to creatively expand LCT’s theatrical Crosse Community Theatre. I hope we always
experiences. challenge, inspire and ultimately entertain.
As you participate in today’s performance you will See you at the theatre.
note that it is not a conventional production. With David R. Kilpatrick
narrators, imaginative special effects and a little Executive Director

fairy dust, Peter and the Starcatcher is a bit out of
the ordinary for LCT. These elements are what make

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DECEMBER
8–18, 2016

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LCT Staff & Board

STAFF MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle President-Elect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Oliver
Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessi Davidson Second Vice-President. . . . Susan McDonald-Conroy
Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Isaacs
Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Puffer Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Weber
Box Office Staff . . . April Brown, Brenna Gustafson, Past President. . . . . . . . . Nancy Wigdahl Sedbrook
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Keyser
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Nancy Flottmeyer, Scott Horne, Bill Koutsky,
Administrative Intern. . . . . . . . . . Carissa Huebner Brian K. Murphy, Randy Nelson, Karl Noll,
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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W C P Ae b e r e n t e r for the e r f o r m i n g r t s

PRESENTED BY UWL’S MURPHY LIBRARY,
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A proupdrospdouncstioornof this


La Crosse Community Theatre, Gundersen Health System, and Kaplan University present

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

A play by

RICK ELICE

Based on the novel by DAVE BARRY and RIDLEY PEARSON

Music by

WAYNE BARKER

Music Directors Director Choreographer

AIDAN SMERUD LEE BRITTANY
MATT SALVO GUNDERSHEIMER SCHILLA

Set Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer

DILLON IRINA DAVID R.
McARDLE CHRISTEL KILPATRICK

Props Designer Sound Designer

BONNIE BRATINA DILLON McARDLE

Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager

SARA L. ADAMS DAWN HAVICAN

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

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

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

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Cast

Black Stache................................Aidan Smerud Prentiss....................................... Dustin Luecke
Molly..........................................Grace V. Riness Alf...............................................Peter Schreier
Boy.................................................Addison Sim Lord Leonard Aster....................Brandon Harris
Grempkin/Mack......................... Devin J. Simko Captain Scott/Hawking Clam............Josh Lichty
Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher......Chuck Charbeneau Ted......................................................Alex Kent
Bill Slank..............................................Jay Grays Fighting Prawn/Sanchez............. Matt Springer
Smee................................................. Rhys Wolff

Production and Design Staff

Director..............................Lee Gundersheimer Assistant Technical Director................Tim Harris
Co-Music Director........................Aidan Smerud Assistant Stage Manager.............Dawn Havican
Co-Music Director..............................Matt Salvo Audio Engineer..............................Katya Carter
Choreographer..........................Brittany Schilla Run Crew............. Lisa K. Adams, Ryan Brown,
Set Designer............................... Dillon McArdle ......................................MacKinley Bruemmer
Costume Designer.........................Irina Christel Light Hang Crew................... Abigail Kilpatrick
Lighting Designer................. David R. Kilpatrick Set Construction.........................David Amborn,
Props Designer..........................Bonnie Bratina ..........................Gary Mundinger, Jim Nelson
Sound Designer.......................... Dillon McArdle Costumes....................................Tatyana Arndt
Technical Director....................... Dillon McArdle Musicians............................ Matt Salvo (piano),
Stage Manager............................ Sara L. Adams .......................... Heidi Ryan (violin/percussion)

Peter and the Starcatcher

ACT ONE ACT TWO
Prologue: The Docks of Portsmouth Prologue: Mollusk Island—Shore
Scene 1: The Neverland—On Deck Scene 1: Mountaintop
Scene 2: The Neverland—Molly’s Cabin Scene 2: Jungle
Scene 3: The Neverland—Bowels of the Ship Scene 3: Mollusk Territory
Scene 4: The Neverland—Bilge Dungeon Scene 4: Mr. Grin’s Cage
Scene 5: The Wasp—Captain’s Cabin Scene 5: Beach
Scene 6: The Neverland—Passageway Scene 6: Jungle’s Edge
Scene 7: The Wasp—Captain’s Cabin Scene 7: Up the Mountain
Scene 8: The Neverland—Bilge Dungeon Scene 8: Grotto
Scene 9: The Neverland—On Deck Scene 9: Mountaintop
Scene 10: The Neverland and The Wasp Scene 10: Beach

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


Director’s Note

“When I was a boy I wished I could So young and old we develop the
muscle for escape. If we can just
fly….” Pirates aren’t born get to Friday. If we save enough we
The first line of our play says it all. with mortal enemies. can get out of town. If we behave
First, this is a story. A once upon a and do our chores, we can sleep out
time. It is a bald-faced yarn complete Boys have to learn in the backyard.
with the re-telling of daring journeys how to fly.

to far off lands and magical escapes It is no wonder that the story
of Peter and the Lost Boys has
from dangerous calamities. Second
it is all about wishes and dreams. And why not? endured. And like all great stories, it had to start
Aren’t we each such dream-stuff after all? For who somewhere. Pirates aren’t born with mortal
among us doesn’t hope and yearn? enemies. Boys have to learn how to fly. This is a
story about how the story begins.
Childhood is full of nostalgic memories of cakes
and candy, playful times, and carefree days spent Hopefully you have done all your homework,
with friends free from the responsibilities and completed your weekly chores (and if not, we
promise to tell no one) and come aboard our ship
tough decisions that accompany growing tall.
But truthfully, for many of us, it was chock full of as we set sail on a dream or two for uncharted
trials and tribulations: schoolyard bullies, gossipy territory. All you need is your well stocked
tattletales, far from sitcom squeeky clean families, imagination and a desire to soar.
and never ending, gut-wrenching math homework.
That’s why tree forts, and secret pacts, and blood And to believe.
brothers and scandal filled diaries were born. Even Lee Gundersheimer
young, we needed to escape. Even as children, we Director

had a fear of the always lurking, unavoidable world
of reality.

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Cast Biographies

CHUCK CHARBENEAU (Mrs. ALEX KENT* (Ted) is proud to be
Bumbrake/Teacher) returns for his making his LCT debut with this
third appearance on the LCT stage after amazing team of incredibly friendly,
appearing as Marv in Guys on Ice and wonderfully hilarious, and exception-
as himself in The Complete Works ally talented people. He has been seen
of William Shakespeare, Abridged. He also assistant on the Pump House stage as Jason McCormick in The
directed Twelve Angry Men. He works as a software de- Season, Tyler Jones in And The Winner Is, and Selridge
veloper, agile coach and consultant by day and by nights in Biloxi Blues. Alex is also a proud ensemble member
(and on the weekends) you can find him performing, of LIVE! from La Crosse. He graduated this summer with
improvising or teaching improv and performance at LCT. a masters in social work from University of Chicago and
He would like to thank his wife and stage manager, Sara, is thrilled to be starting his career and growing his fam-
and her parents for the opportunity, and this awesome ily back in the La Crosse area.
cast for their support. Just remember,“The stage is Star JOSH LICHTY* (Captain Scott/Hawk-
Stuff!! It truly makes you what you want to be.” ing Clam) is a fifth grade teacher at
JAY GRAYS* (Bill Slank) is a self- Northern Hills Elementary and head
taught writer and musician formerly freshman football coach in the School
known for his nomadic lifestyle, travel- District of Onalaska. He was involved
ing to and from wherever he pleased in Little Mary Sunshine and The Reluctant Dragon at
and however he pleased. This national Ladysmith High School. He enjoys hanging with his two
traveler and self-proclaimed adventurer hangs up his sidekicks, daughter, Zoey, and Siberian husky, Tundra.
tramping boots to settle in and stay put in one place. Josh also loves reading, outdoor adventures, working
That place is The Driftless. Jay now lives in Houston, out, riding motorcycle, bowling, and jigsaw puzzles. A
Minnesota and loves his job at River Valley Sprouts. Jay is special thanks to Mrs. Fromme and Ms. Ek, family and
making his debut performance with LCT. friends who helped him through the rehearsal schedule,
BRANDON HARRIS (Lord Leonard and all of the students and athletes who were his audi-
Aster) is excited to be back on stage ence as he“performed”in the classroom.
in this fun show after taking a season DUSTIN LUECKE (Prentiss) makes his
off from performing. He was last seen sixth appearance in an LCT show as a
playing Judas in Jesus Christ Super- pretentious lost boy. Previous produc-
star, Juror One in Twelve Angry Men, and Mr. Banks in tions include The 39 Steps, Twelve
Mary Poppins. He’s had a great time creating this show Angry Men and Noises Off. A morning
with this amusing cast. He sends many thanks and much person by trade, Dustin co-anchors News 19 Daybreak
love to his wife, Alison, for enduring his inconvenient every weekday from 4:30-7 a.m. on WXOW TV.“Thanks
schedule. He hopes you all enjoy the show. to coworkers, friends and family—especially Dominique
and Damian, with whom I’m far from lost.”
* = LCT main stage debut GRACE V. RINESS (Molly) is overjoyed
to return to LCT’s stage. She has previ-
ously been in The Little Mermaid,
Gifts of the Magi (Della), and Billy
Elliot. In her other life, she is a student
at WTC studying digital media productions. She would
like to thank her family and friends for all of their incred-
ible support. To the audience members—“Don’t forget
to catch the Stars.”


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Cast Biographies

PETER SCHREIER (Alf) returns DEVIN J. SIMKO (Grempkin/Mack)
to LCT after an extended absence is in his third show at LCT after
from our stage. His many LCT stage The Complete Works of William
credits include Over the Tavern, 1776, Shakespeare, Abridged and Billy
Broadway Bound, Other People’s Elliot. Devin works as a carpenter for
Money, Fiddler on the Roof and Cat on a Hot Tin The Board Store in La Crosse. He enjoys hunting, fishing,
Roof. In his youth, Peter trained for his role as a sailor and spending time with family and friends. He says he
by portraying a pirate at Halloween for seven straight is“best known for having the most perfect score in hop-
years. Retired from radio and TV broadcasting, Peter scotch…ever. Go Packers!”
and his wife Nancy reside in Brice Prairie with two dogs AIDAN SMERUD (Black Stache) was
and three cats. A father of five and grandfather of three, last seen on LCT’s stage in The Pirates
Peter enjoys collecting, rummaging and gardening. of Penzance. Both as Black Stache and
ADDISON SIM* (Boy) is honored music director, Aidan is excited to be
to be joining the LCT family for his working with LCT again because of all
main stage debut. Addison hails from the life lessons and values theatre has taught him over
Winona and is involved heavily with the years. He would like to dedicate his performance to
theatre there. This year he is finishing Morrie Enders and the many others who helped shape
his generals at Southeast Tech and in fall 2017 will him as an artist.
transfer up to the University of Minnesota Duluth for a
BFA in acting. * = LCT main stage debut

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Cast Biographies

MATT SPRINGER (Fighting Prawn/ RHYS WOLFF (Smee) is excited to be
Sanchez) is an Arkansas native and back for his fifth production here at
a Viterbo University alumnus with a LCT. His previous appearances include
degree in theatre performance. This Macbeth (Seyton), Noises Off (Tim),
is Matt’s fifth show at LCT and he is Mary Poppins (Von Hussler/Chimney
overjoyed to be a part of this wonderful cast. His most Sweep) and Wit (Dr. Kelekian). He is an ensemble
recent performances include The Complete Works of member and the production manager for the sketch
William Shakespeare, Abridged as himself, Boeing comedy troop LIVE! from La Crosse and has also been
Boeing as Robert, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha featured in shows around town such as Biloxi Blues,
and Spike as Spike. He would like to thank his family Damn Yankees, Sweeney Todd, All Shook Up and
for all of their love and support. recently premiered his first original play, The Season, at
the Pump House this past May. He’s very proud to be a
part of this fantastically funny and magical journey into
imagination...Enjoy the show!

Production Staff Biographies

LEE GUNDERSHEIMER (Director) has BRITTANY SCHILLA (Choreographer)
directed plays all over the country, but is excited to be a part of the Peter and
for many years was based in NYC. He the Starcatcher production team!
came to this area from Duluth where Brittany has been involved in dance for
he directed Evita, Godspell, Boeing most of her life and has worked as a
Boeing, and the Midwest premiere of dance instructor and choreographer for the last six years.
Coronado by Dennis Lehane, the author best known for Most recently, she choreographed for LCT’s summer
Mystic River. Before moving to Minnesota, he ran two musical theatre camp. When not on stage, Brittany is a
theaters in New York and has had a professional career social studies teacher and drama director at La Crescent
in the performing arts as a performer, director, writer, High School. Many thanks to the production team and
teacher, and producer for over thirty years. He is very all those who made this show possible. Enjoy!
happy to be working at LCT with this crazily inventive
and talented group of performers and designers. For DILLON MCARDLE (Set & Sound
my beloved mother, who recently became starstuff, and Designer) is LCT’s technical director.
always believed. A Viterbo Univeristy alum, he enjoys
MATT SALVO (Co-Music Director) is building things, grilling out with
a UW-La Crosse alumni and an active friends, and blowing snow. He
local musician and music director. would like to thank his lovely wife, Megan, and son,
Some of his many recent appearances Miles, who mean the world to him.
include Wouldn’t It Be Lovely, Altar
Boyz, and Singing In the Rain. He is thrilled to be a
part of this delightful production and to work with the
amazing cast!

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Production Staff Biographies

IRINA CHRISTEL (Costume Designer) is BONNIE BRATINA (Props Designer) is
originally from Kazakhstan and trained a microbiologist at UW-La Crosse. She
at the Technical College of the Textile has been onstage in a number of shows
and Sewing Industries. She worked (Jake’s Women was the last) but has
for many years as a technical engineer “appeared”more often backstage,
and fashion designer at the Regional Fashion House, typically doing props. Between work and the show there
Kazakhstan. She graduated from Shakerima University, have been a number of late nights, but making props
Kazakhstan with a degree in an art teaching program. is definitely more fun than grading. Bonnie hopes you
After moving to the USA, she worked in the bridal in- enjoy the show as much as she has.
dustry for 10 years and studied at Viterbo University. She
graduated from Viterbo University, Wisconsin with a BFA SARA L. ADAMS (Stage Manager)
degree specializing in theatrical costume design and now grew up doing theater in school and
works at Viterbo as the prop shop manager. Irina would locally before studying theater at UW
like to thank her very talented sister, Tatyana Arndt, for Eau Claire. This past season for LCT, she
being her biggest support in costume designs for Peter has designed props for The Complete
and The Starcatcher. Works of Shakespeare, Abridged and Gifts of the
Magi, played Gretchen in Boeing Boeing, and stage
DAVID R. KILPATRICK (Lighting managed Billy Elliot. She would like to thank her family
Designer) is entering his sixth season for their support and Greg for picking such an amazing
and couldn’t be more grateful for the show.
opportunity. Since David moved to La
Crosse, he has directed or designed DAWN HAVICAN (Assistant Stage
lights at LCT for Sister Act, Boeing, Manager) is a regular volunteer for LCT
Boeing, The Little Mermaid, Sideways Stories having ushered and worked backstage
from Wayside School, A Charlie Brown Christmas, for many shows over the past years.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Dining Room. In Dawn made her LCT stage debut as
addition David serves as executive director for LCT and Sister Mary Ulysses in Sister Act. When you find little
Weber Center for the Performing Arts. David knows that hearts around town you may have Dawn to thank. The
he tests the patience of his wife and his daughter and goal of thepeytonheartproject.org is to“raise global
yet they continue to put up with him. Love to Barbara awareness about suicide and bullying and help end the
and Abby. stigma surrounding mental health issues.”Dawn would
like to thank her husband, Darryn, for all of his support.

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa M. Smerud for photography, CBS
Graphics, and La Crosse Glass Company.

Don’t miss the Pre-Show Talk!

Oct. 21 at 6:30pm

Being a Guest Artist

with Lee Gundersheimer

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Corporate Friends of LCT

Platinum Level

Altra Financial Advisors Logistics Health Inc
Associated Bank Mayo Clinic Health System
Casino Bar State Bank Financial
Commercial AV Systems Vendi Advertising
Dahl Automotive Wisconsin Public Radio
Gundersen Health System WXOW TV-19
Kaplan University Xcel Energy
La Crosse Radio Group

Gold Level

Aging and Disability Optical Fashions
Resource Center Phillips Fencing
Piggy’s Restaurant
Art Fair on the Green Smader Insurance
Coulee Bank Stetzer Accounting
Denture Smart Stifel
Domino’s Thrivent Financial
Edward Jones Toyota of La Crosse
Harter’s Quick Clean-Up Travel Leaders
Howes Diamond Jewelers TrustPoint
La Crosse Sign Co Viterbo University
Lindy’s Subs and Salads WIPFLi
Moen Sheehan Meyer
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Lawn Keepers

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Ad Aids Inc Overhead Door Company
Feils Knapp Chiropractic Paul Dunham Insurance
Five Star Telecom
Grounded Specialty Coffee Agency
Vicky and Harry Helfrich Pischke Motors
Houghton’s Jackson Rudy’s Drive In

Street Pub

For information on becoming a Corporate Friend, please contact Tom Desjarlais
at 608-406-6898 or tdesjarlais@lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

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Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle Jack and Barb Peplinski Jim and Jan Hanesworth Kathryn Spelker
($2,500+) Galen and Marianne Pittman Darwin and Darlene Isaacson John-Peter and Joan Temple
Roger and Kenna Christians Barbara Rice Julie Keitel Suzanne and Joseph Toce
John and Linda Lyche Brian and Karen Rude Michael and Beverly Kratt Jim and Phyllis Warren
Karl and Julie Noll Richard and Pamela Strauss Peter and Krin Krause Bradley and Leslie Weber
Glena and Stephen Temple Jerry and Kathy Lokken Weddings by Nancy
Director’s Circle Vantage Architects Inc Aurel and Sue Mailath David and Yvonne Whiteman
($1,000-$2,499) Ross and Lynn Marie West Nancy and Andrew Matchett Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer
Tom and Jan Brock Actor’s Circle Susan McDonald-Conroy Promoter
Donald and Barbara Frank ($250-$499) Ken and Janine Merkitch ($150-$249)
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan In Memory of Euel Bailey Rebecca and James Naugler In Memory of Leroy Morris
Keith and Mary Isaacs Peter and Joan Allen Jim Nelson and Diane Foust Anonymous
William Koutsky David Amborn and Karen Gilster Randy and Lynn Nelson Leanne Anderson
Daniel and Vicky Kunz Jason and Kelley Bahr Cyndy Nichols and Neal MacCallum Jim and Mary Anderson
Isadore and Shirley Milstein Sara and Chris Battison Cheri and Tony Niedzwiecki Arnold and Donna Asp
Bruemmer Famly Elsie Patterson Jeff and Gale Bagstad
Family Foundation Robert and Gretchen Burns Effie Piper Dave and Amy Bahr
Scott and Mary Rathgaber Bob and Kay Conzemius Tom and Kathy Ready Tom and Mary Ballinger
Chuck and LuAnn Roth Dependable Solutions Edward and Sheila Riley Nancy Beguin
Jane Wood Chad and Tammy Dutton Dennis and Sharon Ryan Ruby Biering
Ted and Mary Jean Eisenbacher Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Linda Boyle
Designer’s Circle David and Barbara Foye Tom Schauer and Maureen Sullivan Tom and Carol Bramschreiber
($500-$999) Jim and Jo Glasser Daniel Schneider and Mary Lansing Ryan Brown
Chris and Vicki Born Tom and Heidi Grau Jeri Sebo Dr. Stephen and Sandy Brubaker
John and Arla Clemons Pete and Molly Griffith Pete and Nancy Sedbrook Mark and Jennifer Brumm
Leanna Olson-Taunt and Daniel Soshnik

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Patron Donor List

Barbara Burchill Ron and Frieda Nowland Judy Brennan Claude and Carolyn Lindeman
Mark and Cari Burmaster Tamara Nowland Gale Bruessel Dustin and Dominique Luecke
Wendy Butler Dave and Terry O’Neill Jan Brunkow Wes and Karen Mack
Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb Wayne and Sandy Oliver Gary and Mary Bubbers Robert and Diane Marcou
Roy Campbell and Ellen Ullsvik Richard and Candace Pearse Jennifer Burchell Lorraine McIlraith
Chuck Charbeneau and Sara Adams Bonnie Pederson Jim Burns Real Estate Lloyd and Evelyn Miller
John and Lisa Conzemius Robert and Patricia Perlock Frank and Kristi Cadwell Howard and Nancy Mills
Gene and Ginny Dockweiler Paul Brown and Carleen Poellinger Ursula Cejpek Mary Monsoor
Eileen Walsh Doyle Dianne Pogreba Heather Chial Curtis and Marcia Murray
Michael and Rita Edmunds River Town Dental Jean Clark Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson
Ramon and Connie Erickson Cam and Carlene Roberts Tom and Kim Culp Sonja Nelson
Marla French and Charles Anderson The Rodeberg Family Jolene DeMaiffe and Cindy Ed and Corine Neuman
Sally Friend Kirk and Nancy Rodman Moorhead Bill and Karen Newburg
William and Sarah Goff Elizabeth Rosendahl Rick and Julie Diermeier Paul and Judy Onsrud
Jeff and Carol Gohlke Maria Runde Steven and Nancy Dunder Judy Osborne
Mark and Nancy Goodman Joyce A. Sanders Stanley and Sue Dwyer Florence Overgard
Tim Gruenke and Lori Olson Sam and Lisa Sauer Gary and Lu Anne Ekern David and Diane Palm
Peter and Janice Gutierrez Kurt and Julie Schroeder Eldon and Fran Ellefson Patrick and Susanne Peck
Donna Haggard Sandy Sechrest Thomas Erb and Cecilia Caron Colleen Phelps
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Susan and Fred Heuer Greg and Joan Stellrecht Joan and Joseph Francois Jim and Sheri Schneider
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John and Linda Hoehn Edward Tanke Bill and Mary Graumann Andrew and Linda Schwartz
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John and Diann Honadel Kathy Thompson Natalie Hartigan Doris and John Schwingle
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Rose Ann Kazmierczak Daryl and Margaret Wood Hon. Scott and Sue Horne Mark and Carol Solyst
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Daniel McCammon Mike and Melanie Banks Michael Kruse Colleen Walsh
Fredrick and Barbara McNaughton Dorothy Baures Louise Lawrynk Marc and Ruth Williams
Dr. Edward and Sally Miner Clark and Margaret Berg Tom and Jenelle Lee Harvey and Pat Witzenburg
Rosemary Nelson Lynette Berg Mike and Teri Lehrke Terry Witzke
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Viterbo University presents Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Box Office 608-796-3100
www.viterbo.edu/tickets Based on the original play by
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
AIC Nov. 19 only, post-performance discussion Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Originally Produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin
Starger, Robert Fryer, and Harold Prince in association

with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines

Friday–Saturday, Nov. 18–19
at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.

Weber Center for the Performing Arts
428 Front Street South, La Crosse

Merrily We Roll Along is presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials

are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019,
Tel 212-541-4684, Fax 212-397-4684, www.MTIShows.com

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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 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 $100 Flowers
or more per season) may reserve seats at any time. Season
ticket holders may purchase two additional 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.
The ticket exchange fee still applies. For the comfort of all audience members, we ask that children
under 4 not attend productions. Regardless of age, all members
Unable to Use Your Tickets? 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

STAFF MEMBERS Concessions Staff (cont.). . . . . . . . . . . . . Maggie Schoenecker,
Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Strittmater, Annamarie Sullivan
Weber Center Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Amborn
Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
House Managers. . . . . . . . . Kendra Andreska, April Brown, Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glena Temple
. . . . . . . . . Sharon Dawidowski, Brenna Gustafson, Lisa Keyser Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Michael Hartigan
Concessions Staff. . . . . . . Cassie George, Kelly Krieg-Sigman, R. ichard B. Artman; Dick Spencer; Nancy Wigdahl Sedbrook
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