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Sister Act

Sister Act show program

LA CROSSE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS

SPONSORED IN PART BY

SEPTEMBER 9–25, 2016

Musical—Theatre PG

It would be a sin to miss it!


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That’s why Thrivent Financial is proud to join with
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for all ages. Enjoy the show!

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Convert your ticket to a season ticket!

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OCT 2016 DEC 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,
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

Stage on Screen

returns Sept. 18!

One Man, Two Guvnors

Sept. 18 at 5pm

A View from the Bridge

Oct. 2 at 5pm

The Audience

Oct. 17 at 7pm

Frankenstein

Oct. 24 at 7pm

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The Music of John Denver

Oct. 1 at 7:30pm

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La Crosse Community Theatre, Dahl Automotive, and Xcel Energy present

SISTER ACT

Music by Lyrics by Book by

ALAN MENKEN GLENN SLATER CHERI STEINKELLNER
AND
BILL STEINKELLNER

Music Director Director Choreographer

DUSTIN BAGSTAD DAVID R. KILPATRICK LESLIE WEBER

Set Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Props Designer

DILLON THERESA DAVID R. DAWN
McARDLE SMERUD KILPATRICK NOLING

Sound Designer Stage Manager

DILLON McARDLE KELSEY TAUNT

Additional Book Material

DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE

Based on the Touchstone Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard

Orchestrations by
Doug Besterman
Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by
Michael Kosarin
Produced on Broadway by
Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment
in association with The Shubert Organization and Disney Theatrical Productions

Originally Production Developed in Association with
Peter Schneider and Michael Reno and Produced by Stage Entertainment

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Cast (in order of appearance)

Deloris Van Cartier....................Regina L. Siegel Eddie..................................... James Gilbertson
Michelle and others......................Nicole Novak Sister Mary Ulysses......................Dawn Havican
Tina and others.......................... Kristi Moulton Sister Mary Robert........................... Sara Meyer
Taxi Driver and others.................... Ryan Brown Sister Mary Samuel.............Stephanie Wunsch
Newscaster and others................. Dakota Viken Sister Mary Kaelen....................Brittany Schilla
Pablo..............................Mackinley Bruemmer Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours.......Helen Nicklaus
Joey........................................... Martha Boehm Sister Mary Patrick............................ Katie Fries
Ernie and others.......................... Cole Jacobson Sister Mary Nathaniel........................ Arial Kann
TJ...........................................Connor Waldhart Sister Mary Lazarus.................. Charlotte Grant
Curtis..............................................Chase Black Sister Mary Orlando......Heidi Gracia Landaeta
Mother Superior.......................... Maria Higgins Sister Mary Joseph........................ Maria Runde
Monsignor O’Hara...................... Tom Desjarlais Sister Mary Theresa....................Roxanne Felde

Production and Design Staff

Director................................ David R. Kilpatrick Costumes..... Barb Burchill, Terri Daley Mach,
Music Director...........................Dustin Bagstad ........................Dylan Fields, Charlotte Grant,
Choreographer.............................. Leslie Weber ..................... Shirley Huhn, Francie Johnson,
Conductor.................................Dustin Bagstad ............. Abby Kilpatrick, Barbara Kilpatrick,
Set Designer............................... Dillon McArdle .................. Charlene Krocker, Marsha Kurth,
Costume Designer................... Theresa Smerud ........Janet Melby, Julie Nelson, Lori Reischl,
Lighting Designer................. David R. Kilpatrick ... Maria Runde, Charity Ruud, Donna Ruud,
Props Designer.............................. Dawn Noling ......................Cheri Schuyler, Emma Smerud,
Sound Designer.......................... Dillon McArdle ...........Priscilla Thibodauh, Lorraine Wilson,
Technical Director....................... Dillon McArdle ...................Meagan Woods, Suzanne Young,
Stage Manager.............................. Kelsey Taunt ........................................ Chukuma Zeradniah
Assistant Technical Director................Tim Harris Musicians...................Vicki Riness (keyboard 1),
Master Electrician......................Abby Kilpatrick ..............................Sarah Leitzen (keyboard 2),
Light Board Operator......Jeanne Kilpatrick and ...................................Bonny Fish (keyboard 3),
................................Nancy Wigdahl Sedbrook .............................................Zach Meyer (bass),
Audio Engineer..............................Katya Carter ............................Dillon Hendrickson (drums),
Deck Crew Chief..................... Stacy Bruemmer ........................ Catherine McNamara (reed 1),
Deck Crew............................. Zachary Fogelson ...............................Kristin Freedlund (reed 2),
Dresser......................................Abby Kilpatrick .............................. Elizabeth Niemi (trumpet),
Audio Consultant..................Douglas P. Wilken ..................................Ryan Isensee (trombone)
Set Construction........................ David Amborn,
........................ Ryan Brown, Sharon Markee,
............... Beth Mundinger, Gary Mundinger,
.........................................................Jim Nelson

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Sister Act

SETTING
Philadelphia, Christmas 1977

ACT ONE ACT TWO

Scene 1: Nightclub Scene 1: Confessional
“Take Me to Heaven Audition”....................Deloris, Tina, Scene 2: Cathedral
...................................................................and Michelle “Sunday Morning Fever”......................................Sisters
“Fabulous, Baby!”.................. Deloris, Tina, and Michelle
Scene 3: Bar
Scene 2: Police Station “Take Me to Heaven Newscast”............................Sisters
“Lady in the Long Black Dress”.......... TJ, Joey, and Pablo
Scene 3: Cathedral Narthex
“Here Within These Walls”.................... Mother Superior Scene 4: Mother Superior’s Office
“I Haven’t Got a Prayer”........................ Mother Superior
Scene 4: Dining Hall
“It’s Good to be a Nun”.........................................Sisters Scene 5: Deloris’ Bedroom
“Bless our Show”................................Deloris and Sisters
Scene5: The Chapel

Scene 6: Police Station Scene 6: Changing Room
“When I Find My Baby”.........................................Curtis “The Life I Never Led”........................ Sister Mary Robert

Scene 7: Dive Bar Scene 7: Eddie’s Apartment
“I Could Be That Guy”............................................Eddie “Fabulous, Baby! Reprise”.................... Eddie and Deloris
Scene 8: Cathedral Hallway “Sister Act”..........................................................Deloris
“Here Within These Walls-Reprise”....... Mother Superior
Scene 9: Choir Room Scene 8: Outside the Cathedral
“Raise Your Voice”...............................Deloris and Sisters “When I Find My Baby Reprise”.............................Curtis
Scene 10: Cathedral
“Take Me to Heaven”..........................Deloris and Sisters Scene 9: Hallway
“The Life I Never Led Reprise”...........Sister Mary Roberts

Scene 10: Cathedral
“The Chase”.....................................................Company

Scene 11: Cathedral
“Spread the Love Around”....................................Company

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

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa M. Smerud and Krissa Valentine-Harnish
for photography, Viterbo University Theatre Dept., CBS Graphics, Kratt Lumber, Goodwill-Onalaska, Kathi
Blanchard, Top Shots, Finnottes, Burger Fusion, Gallery La Crosse, The Wedding Tree, Good Shephard Lutheran
Church, La Crosse Glass Company, and Dan’s Shoe Repair.

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Executive Director’s Note

2016-2017 promises to be a very is that all of the participants you
are seeing and all of those who
special season for LCT and we hope LCT is still around worked behind the scenes over the
you will choose to be a part of it. In 54 years later because last seven weeks are volunteers
addition to the show you are seeing who generously give up their spare
today, we explore the beginnings of individuals time and often more than the free
of Peter Pan in Peter and the like you.

Starcatcher. We return to WBFR time. These individuals all have
families, jobs, obligations and
radio station for their presentation
of the classic Christmas tale A Christmas Carol: A responsibilities, just like you. However, they know
Live Radio Play. As part of our mission to expand that making theatre is a unique experience and
theatrical literacy, we will be presenting a classic everyone should be involved, at least once. Then
17th Century French farce, The Misanthrope. I you will understand how much work and effort it
assure you humans haven’t changed as much as takes to make this look so easy. Please extend your
we think in 400 years. The season continues with appreciation to the cast and crew for all that they
the Xanadu, a fun skate-filled experience for the do for you and for LCT.
entire family. We close our season with a grandiose
musical as grand as the ship where the story takes Of course, as we open our 2016-2017 season, it
place – Titanic. There are many benefits to being a is a season of change, but with change comes
season ticket holder, but the most important one is opportunities. So we hope you take advantage of
committing yourself to a night out at least 6 times every opportunity.
each year. Why would you pass that up? As we have said at each opening, we are your
As the director of today’s performance, I must say community theatre and proud to be for 54 years!!
it really is quite magical to watch a group of total See you at the theatre!

strangers come together to create something David R. Kilpatrick
spectacular. The challenge with community theatre Executive Director

Join us for a year of outstanding theatre!

Stop at the box office to convert your ticket to a season ticket.


Cast Biographies

CHASE BLACK* (Curtis) is pleased to with such talented people, his parents for their love and
have accepted the role of Curtis! This support and Annie and Charles for being the best sister
is his first role with LCT and hopes to and step-brother-kinda-sorta!
not disappoint! He has been in many
musicals including (most recently) TOM DESJARLAIS (Monsignor O’Hara)
the Beast in Beauty and the Beast with Appleseed believes that the love of the theatre
Community Theatre, Marius in Les Miserables, Jimmy is why we spend time and effort to
in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Cat in the Hat in produce quality entertainment for the
Seussical: The Musical. Chase would like to thank the audience and hopes everyone enjoys
audience because without them, there wouldn’t be a this production. Previous roles include: Ranger Tom in
reason for him to be up on the stage! Escanaba in da Moonlight, Doc in West Side Story,
MARTHA BOEHM (Joey) is excited to King Pellinore in Camelot, the old man in Twelve Angry
be back on stage with La Crosse Com- Men, and Soapy Smith in Gifts of The Magi. Tom thanks
munity Theatre. She was last seen at the staff at La Crosse Community Theatre and all the
LCT in Boeing Boeing (Gloria) and The volunteers.
Little Mermaid (Mersister/Ensemble). ROXANNE FELDE* (Sister Mary
Martha has also appeared in Appleseed Community Theresa) has often been seen behind
Theatre’s productions of Beauty and the Beast (Silly a keyboard in Viroqua accompany-
Girl/Ensemble), and Damn Yankees (Sister). In her ing musicals, the Viroqua Area Men’s
professional life, Martha works as Viterbo University’s Chorus, and the West Prairie Singers,
digital marketing and media specialist. She enjoys run- and as organist at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
ning (especially in RunDisney races), watching movies, Her full-time job is at the Vernon County Unit on Aging.
and traveling. Martha would like to thank her husband She is thrilled to be in this production with her talented
Brandon for his support. sisters.

RYAN BROWN (Taxi Driver and KATIE FRIES* (Sister Mary Patrick)
others) started doing theater in high is thrilled to make her debut at LCT!
school because of his love of music. She most recently performed in the
Currently, he works as a Service Rep ensemble of Appleseed Community
in the Call Center at Sprint. This will Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast.
be his 7th show at LCT after being a part of The Pirates Favorite roles include Enid Hoopes (Legally Blonde),
of Penzance, Mary Poppins, The 39 Steps, A Charlie Martha (Arsenic and Old Lace), and Yonah (Children
Brown Christmas and Jesus Christ Superstar. He of Eden). After graduating and interning at Walt Disney
hopes you enjoy the show! World, Katie is back in the La Crosse area serving as vocal
music teacher at Lincoln Middle School. She thanks her
MACKINLEY BRUEMMER (Pablo) is mother for her unending love and support.
nineteen years-old and works as a sales
associate at Target. This is MacKinley’s JAMES GILBERTSON* (Eddie) is a
10th LCT show and he is very excited former theatre major at Saint Mary’s
to be working with such a great cast of University and lives in the Melrose
old friends and new faces! From his first taste of LCT life, area. In this show he plays the role
in 101 Dalmatians, to working tech on Jesus Christ of cop Eddie Souther and has been
Superstar, MacKinley is hooked on everything theater. in other shows such as The Season, Damn Yankees,
Favorite roles include: Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, in Anything Hamlet, and is a member of the local sketch comedy
Goes at Logan H.S, and Chef Louis in LCT’s production group Live! from La Crosse. This is James’LCT debut and
of The Little Mermaid. MacKinley would like to thank he hopes to be part of many other shows in the future!

David for his guidance and the opportunity to“play” * = LCT main stage debut

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Cast Biographies

HEIDI GRACIA LANAETA* (Sister sen, sings in the Episcopal church choir and is blessed by
Mary Orlando) is making her LCT debut, 45 years with her most patient and devoted fan, Roger.
but is no stranger to performing. Heidi
started singing when she was 15 and DAWN HAVICAN* (Sister Mary
went on to be a professional singer in Ulysses) is so excited to be a part of the
Bolivia. She also worked on the Bolivian television pro- Sister Act cast. Dawn has worked on
grams Estrellas del Mañana, as a co-founder, and Bolivia backstage crew for six LCT shows, but is
Personalidades, as a designer, writer, editor and director. making her onstage debut! She’d like
She has also worked with programs that have allowed to thank her husband, Darryn, for his support and her
her to teach music and arts to children and teenagers theater friends for the push to“just try out”.
living on the streets.
CHARLOTTE GRANT (Sister Mary MARIA HIGGINS (Mother Superior)
Lazarus) has sported sausage lives in Galesville with her wonderful
curls (HMS Pinafore), a kimono husband and is a busy mom to their
(Mikado) and a moustache (Pirates five children. This is her third time
of Penzance) for previous LCT roles in on stage at LCT having previously
Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, so wearing a wimple and played Fantine in Les Miserables and Winifred Banks
learning to rap are welcome challenges as she honors in Mary Poppins. She is excited to be part of Sister
her aging parents’adages:“Enjoy!”and“Keep it moving!” Act and would like to thank her family and friends for
She writes plain language patient education for Gunder- their continued love and support.

* = LCT main stage debut

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Cast Biographies

COLE JACOBSON* (Ernie and others) HELEN NICKLAUS* (Sister Mary
is very excited to be in his LCT Debut!! Martin-of-Tours) is a retired teacher
He is a Senior at Onalaska High School, living in Genoa, Wisconsin. She is ful-
and was recently in La Crescent’s filling one of her“bucket list”dreams
Beauty and the Beast, where he by performing in Sister Act. “Many
played Lefou. Cole has loved theatre ever since he was moons ago”, Helen performed as a dancer in her high
little and would like to thank his parents for always school musicals and at the University of Wisconsin,
supporting his theatre obsession. He is very excited to Madison. She is thankful for her husband’s patience and
perform with some awesome“Nuns”and to present a support and the inspiration provided by directors, staff,
great show to the community. ENJOY!! and cast of the La Crosse Community Theater.
ARIAL KANN* (Sister Mary Nathaniel) NICOLE NOVAK* (Michelle and oth-
This is Arial’s first show with LCT and ers) is overjoyed to make her LCT debut
she is thrilled to be performing again. and feels fortunate to work with this
She would like to thank bestie, Jill, exceptionally talented group! Origi-
and son, Liam for their patience with nally from the Milwaukee area, she
the late nights, and her sister, Avalon—the fabulous graduated from Viterbo University in 2008 with a degree
Chicago actress—and father, Cary, for being wonderful in Arts Administration/Dance. She currently works at
theatre inspiration. UW-L and runs a nonprofit dance performance company,
SARA MEYER (Sister Mary Robert) is Affinity for Dance. Nicole lives in La Crosse with her
a foster care social worker for Lutheran husband, Damien, and their cat, Ailey. She would like
Social Services in La Crosse. She was to thank Polly for her endless support, encouragement
last seen as Cosette in Les Miserables and love.
and is thrilled to be back on the LCT MARIA RUNDE (Sister Mary Joseph)
stage. Sara would like to thank her family and friends for is so thankful to be a part of this
their endless love, support, and encouragement! Love talented“sister act”(and the male cast
you all! too)! Despite attending 16 years of
KRISTI MOULTON* (Tina and others) Catholic schools in Philadelphia, she
is from La Crescent and has been a part shunned the option of becoming a nun. Instead, she
of many productions, but Sister Act is moved away, married a Cheesehead, had two sons and
her LCT debut. She is a middle school performed in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ms. Flannery
librarian, a member of the Optimist and Ensemble) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Ensemble).
Club of La Crosse, and a mentor for the La Crescent High If you ever visit her hometown, she recommends eating
School Robotics team. She and husband Mark enjoy the a“cheesesteak with”(translation: with fried onions).
everyday adventures that come with parenting Peter (4) BRITTANY SCHILLA (Sister Mary
and Adam (11 mos). She sends her love and thanks to Kaelen) is thrilled to be a part of Sister
Mark for encouraging her to step back onstage. Act! This is Brittany’s second show at
LCT and she is excited to bring one of
her favorite childhood movies to life.
When not on stage, Brittany is a social studies teacher
and drama director at La Crescent High School. Many
thanks to David, Kelsey and the rest of the Sister Act
cast and crew. Enjoy the show!

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Cast Biographies

REGINA L. SIEGEL* (Deloris Van to thank his entire family for their love and support, as
Cartier) has been a La Crosse resident well as his cast mates and directors. Thank you and enjoy
and an administrator for the School the show!!
District for 15 years. Her favorite
theatre memory is choreographing CONNOR WALDHART* (TJ) is making
Bye, Bye, Birdie, and meeting the handsome and his debut on the LCT Stage. He comes
talented Tech Director (now her husband of almost 20 from a well-rounded background in
years)! She sends love & appreciation to God, Mom, music and theater. He has performed
Dad, John, CJ, Antonio, Jasmine, Freddie (furbaby) and at West Salem High School with leads
her family and friends for their ongoing support, and to in Phantom of The Opera as Raoul, Prince Christopher
David Kilpatrick and the entire LCT cast & crew - y’all are in Cinderella, and Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid Jr.
FABULOUS, baby! He works part time at SSE Music and also as a DJ.
DAKOTA VIKEN* (Newscaster and STEPHANIE WUNSCH* (Sister Mary
others) is a Viterbo University alum Samuel) is an elementary music
and is currently in the Occupational teacher at Emerson Elementary in
Therapy program at UW-La Crosse. La Crosse, where she lives with her
Dakota is happy to be making his La husband. She enjoys going to movies
Crosse Community Theatre debut, having previously and hanging out with friends. This is her first time with
performed in Oklahoma, The Music Man, Beauty LCT and she is very excited to be part of Sister Act. She
and the Beast, and also as a current member of Viterbo would like to thank all of those who shaped her into the
University’s Platinum Edition show choir. He would like musician she is today. * = LCT main stage debut

Weber Center
P Afor the
rts
erforming

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and Time!

Monday, September
12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $25

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428 Front Street South, La Crosse
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Production Staff Biographies

DAVID R. KILPATRICK (Director/ THERESA SMERUD (Costume
Lighting Designer) is entering his sixth Designer) has been involved
season and couldn’t be more grateful with LCT for most of her life in
for the opportunity. Since David various capacities: actor, costume
moved to La Crosse, he has directed designer, and photographer. She
or designed lights at LCT for Boeing, is a self-employed photographer
Boeing, The Little Mermaid, Sideways Stories and costumer. She dedicates this production to her
from Wayside School, A Charlie Brown Christmas, momma“angel,”who taught her to sew and to love
Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Dining Room. In creating beautiful things to wear. She would like to
addition David serves as executive director for LCT and send a heartfelt thank you to all her lovely“Sisters of
Weber Center for the Performing Arts. David knows that the Devout Order of LCT Costumes”, for they are truly
he tests the patience of his wife and his daughter and “Heaven sent”!
yet they continue to put up with him. Love to Barbara
and Abby. production. DAWN NOLING (Props Designer) has
been a volunteer since 2006 with Epic
DUSTIN BAGSTAD (Music Director) Proportions, and has been active
is proud to be working on his tenth with La Crosse Community Theatre for
show with LCT, fifth in the role of music ten years. Sister Act marks her 30th
director. Previous LCT directing credits
include The Producers, West Side KELSEY TAUNT (Stage Manager) A
Story and Blood Brothers. A special thank you to the lacrosse native, Kelsey works in the
entire cast and crew of Sister Act; you’re going to be area as a theatrical designer, techni-
fabulous! cian, teacher, and director. She is very
happy to be back at LCT for Sister
LESLIE WEBER (Choreographer) cho- Act. She would like to thank her friends and family for
reographed The Gifts of the Magi all their love and support as well as the cast and crew
and A Charlie Brown Christmas for being so great to work with. Enjoy the show!
and is thrilled to be working on an-
other LCT production. She is a dance Don’t miss the Pre-Show Talk!
teacher at Nicole’s School of Dance in La Crescent
and works at Feils Knapp Chiropractic in Onalaska. Sept. 16 at 6:30pm
Leslie has been teaching dance, choreographing and
performing for different venues including Jane Taylor Life as a nun in
Academy of Dance, Riverland Community College, the 21st Century
Summerset Theatre and Mayo Civic Theatre. Leslie
is grateful for the love and support of Brad, Emma, with Mary Ann
Matthew and Andrew! Gschwind, FSPA

DILLON MCARDLE (Set & Sound
Designer) is LCT’s technical director.
A Viterbo Univeristy alum, he enjoys
building things, grilling out with
friends, and blowing snow. He
would like to thank his lovely wife, Megan, and son,
Miles, who mean the world to him.

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BECOME A
VOLUNTEER!

Audition
Costume Crew

Run Crew
Set Construction
Light Board Operator
Props Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Board Operator
Stage Manager

Usher
Office Work

Sign up online to receive email notices
of volunteer opportunities.

www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org

Fall Classes

September 17–November 12, 2016
Classes meet on Saturday mornings.*

Imagination Station (Ages 5-7) Acting 2: Getting the GOTE (Ages 10-14)
Acting 1: Focus Finder (Ages 8-11) Teen Masterclass (Ages 13-18)

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Corporate Friends of LCT

Platinum Level

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

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
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 & Salads WIPFLi
Moen Sheehan Meyer

Silver Level

Lawn Keepers

Bronze Level

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

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

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Patron Donor List

Barbara Burchill Dave and Terry O’Neill Jennifer Burchell Lorraine McIlraith
Mark and Cari Burmaster Richard and Candace Pearse Jim Burns Real Estate Lloyd and Evelyn Miller
Wendy Butler Bonnie Pederson Frank and Kristi Cadwell Howard and Nancy Mills
Roy Campbell and Ellen Ullsvik Robert and Patricia Perlock Cecilia Caron Mary Monsoor
Chuck Charbeneau and Sara Adams Dianne Pogreba Ursula Cejpek Curtis and Marcia Murray
John and Lisa Conzemius River Town Dental Heather Chial Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson
Gene and Ginny Dockweiler Cam and Carlene Roberts Jean Clark Sonja Nelson
Eileen Walsh Doyle The Rodeberg Family Tom and Kim Culp Ed and Corine Neuman
Michael and Rita Edmunds Kirk and Nancy Rodman Jolene DeMaiffe and Cindy Bill and Karen Newburg
Ramon and Connie Erickson Elizabeth Rosendahl Moorhead Judy Osborne
Marla French and Charles Anderson Maria Runde Rick and Julie Diermeier Paul and Judy Onsrud
Sally Friend Joyce A Sanders Steven and Nancy Dunder Florence Overgard
William and Sarah Goff Sam and Lisa Sauer Stanley and Sue Dwyer David and Diane Palm
Mark and Nancy Goodman Kurt and Julie Schroeder Gary and Lu Anne Ekern Patrick and Susanne Peck
Peter and Janice Gutierrez Sandy Sechrest Eldon and Fran Ellefson Mike and Melanie Banks
Donna Haggard Jim and Linda Sherwood Daryl and Nancy Ertl Colleen Phelps
Don and Trish Harkness Dick and Pat Spencer Dennis and Laurie Ford Jim and Carol Reider
Herb and Barbara Heili Paul and Jane Steingraeber Adam and Robyn Foye Leah Reiman
Mike and Cheri Herro Greg and Joan Stellrecht Joan and Joseph Francois Charles and Patti Sans Crainte
Susan and Fred Heuer Brian and Diane Sullivan Charlotte Grant Jim and Sheri Schneider
Mike and Lynn Hickey Edward Tanke Bill and Mary Graumann Lance Schuttenhelm
John and Linda Hoehn William and Marge Terry Chuck and Carmen Gustafson Andrew and Linda Schwartz
Bill and Karen Hoel Kathy Thompson Natalie Hartigan Bill and Maureen Schwartz
John and Diann Honadel Lill A. Twining Helen M Heiser Doris and John Schwingle
Charles and Mary Hosler Tony and Patrice Vander Wielen James and Barbara Hemker Jacob and Erin Sciammas
Rollin and Connie Huebsch Kathleen Wagner Donald and Kathy Hill Glenn and Lila Seager
Wesley and Ruth Hurlburt Katherine Webster Jerry and Diane Hoch Charlie and Lynn Smader
Norman and Joanne Jerome Richard and Judy Williams Mel and CJ Hoffman Arlene Smith
Owen and Francie Johnson Robert and Joan Witte Jim and Diane Hoffmeister Martin Smith
Mike and Clarice Kammel Mark Woida John and Charlene Hopkins Ed and Laurie Solberg
Ann and Lois Kathan Daryl and Margaret Wood Hon Scott and Sue Horne Elizabeth Solverson
Rose Ann Kazmierczak Ken Wortman (In Memory of Jean) Dale and Christine Howard Mark and Carol Solyst
Bob and Mary Kelemen Supporter Shirley Huhn Dan and Janice Springer
Kate Kersten ($100-$149) Richard and Marlene Hutter Pat and Joanne Stephens
David and Barbara Kilpatrick In Honor of Marion H. Baker Barbara Johnson Wally and Betty Stoll
Paul and Karen Klas Anonymous Nancy Johnson Peter and Judy Stuber
Robert and Deborah Kramer Frank and Jenny Aberger Robert Johnson Carol Taebel
Cliff and Cheryl Kremmer Rhonda Akeson and Duane Lom Rev Mark and Sharon Jolivette Bill and Pam Thrune
Robert Krueger Robert and Laurel Allen Harold and Delrose Jones Joann Triplett
Debbie Lejeune Bill and Margaret Andersen Marlene Kohner Barbara and Jerry Tripp
Larry and Diane Lindesmith Gary and Judy Anderson Jan and Louise Kovars Lynne Valiquette
Steve and Cheryl Loehr Alexander Attardo Michael Kruse Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski
Michael and Sharon Markee Mark and Linda Backer Louise Lawrynk Donald and Linda Wagner
Stephen and Margeen Mau Dorothy Baures Tom and Jenelle Lee Colleen Walsh
Daniel McCammon Clark and Margaret Berg Mike and Teri Lehrke Marc and Ruth Williams
Fredrick and Barbara McNaughton Lynette Berg Ken and Nancy Lerum Winona State University Founda-
Dr. Edward and Sally Miner Nancy Borgen Steve and Karen Lind tion
Rosemary Nelson Clem and Addie Bott Claude and Carolyn Lindeman Harvey and Pat Witzenburg
Tom and Lori Nigon Judy Brennan Dustin and Dominique Luecke Terry Witzke
Jon and Christi Nowland Gale Bruessel Wes and Karen Mack Gary and Debra Wold
Ron and Frieda Nowland Jan Brunkow Robert and Diane Marcou Leon and Kay Wolfe
Tamara Nowland Gary and Mary Bubbers Anonymous
Wayne and Sandy Oliver Susan McDonald-Conroy

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

Sign up online to receive email notices of volunteer opportunities.

www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org

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Enjoy the show!

Enjoy dinner before the performance or dessert and coffee afterward.
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Join us on a magnificent musical journey, from New York to London and Paris

Purchase individual or season tickets online at
www.LaCrosseSymphony.org
608.783.2121

2016-2017 SEASON December 16 & 17, 2016 April 29, 2017
A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SPRING FLING
October 22, 2016 La Crosse Dance Centre Ilya Yakushev, piano
THE GLORY OF FRANCE & Ballet La Crosse June 10, 2017
Rachel Barton Pine, violin March 18, 2017 FROM PARIS TO NYC
November 19, 2016 ENFANTS TERRIBLES Jose Franch-Ballester
BEYOND THE RAINBOW An evening with the winners clarinet
The Music of Judy Garland of the LSO's Rising Stars
& Liza Minnelli Concerto Competition
Mary Carewe, vocalist

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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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cassie George,
Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick . . . . . Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Glenna Krzyzanowski, Janet Loeffler,
Weber Center Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris . . . . . . . . . Dorina Lukins, Kerry Strittmater, Annamarie Sullivan
Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Amborn
House Managers. . . . . . . . . Kendra Andreska, April Brown, Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
. . . . . . . . . Sharon Dawidowski, Brenna Gustafson, Lisa Keyser Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glena Temple
Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Michael Hartigan
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