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Published by jdavidson, 2017-12-18 16:41:55

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LA CROSSE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS

SPONSORED IN PART BY

DECEMBER 7–17, 2017

Holiday Comedy—Theatre G

We double-DOG-dare you to see it!


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Enjoy the
Show!

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Thank you

to the

Russell L. and Vera M.
Smith Foundation

for its generous support
and sponsorship of

LCT’s 2017-2018 season.

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Enjoy the show!
Enjoy dinner before the performance or dessert and coffee afterward.
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Executive Director’s Note

A Christmas Story has long been my However, I think it is all there.
favorite holiday movie. The film is I believe it truly is a delightful
so incredibly theatrical in nature. It It is a delightful Christmas card that reminds us of
follows our nine year-old dreamer, Christmas card the magic of the holiday season
Ralphie, as he spends December that reminds us through a child’s eyes as we
in the late 1930’s pining away for of the magic of count down each day to the 25th
a Red Ryder BB gun. I remember of December. Ralphie represents
the season.

sitting on the floor of my cousins’ every kid who dreamed of that
house watching the movie over and over again. magical present that we still reminisce about
In my mind, I was Ralphie; fighting off bandits decades later. I invite you to take a little time this
with my Red Ryder BB gun and fantasizing holiday season to reminisce: to remember what
that this would be the best Christmas ever. Just it was like to be Ralphie. What was your favorite
like Ralphie, my parents always delivered and Christmas ever? Can you see it? I hope it was as
ensured that each Christmas was more magical magical as Ralphie’s.
than the last.
Happy Holidays, and I’ll see you at the theatre!
As an artist, it is easy for me to seek more hidden
meanings in the themes of A Christmas Story. Grant Golson
Executive Director

Love. Marriage.
And all that

comes with it.

JAN. 25–FEB. 11, 2018

Wed.–Sat. at 7:30 p.m.
Sun. at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS $26/$30
Tickets available today at the box office or online Jan. 8

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

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LCT Staff & Board

STAFF MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Golson President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Oliver
Interim Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris President-Elect. . . . . . . . . Susan McDonald-Conroy
Second Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Weber
Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erek Weis Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Isaacs
Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessi Davidson Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ann Gschwind, FSPA
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke
Patron Services Manager. . . . . . Mary Cate Cichock Nancy Flottmeyer, Bill Koutsky, Brian K. Murphy,
Education Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacy Bruemmer Randy Nelson, Karl Noll, Patricia Sprang,
Box Office Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kallen Deckert, Joan Temple, Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Dougherty-Harris

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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Presented by
La Crosse Community Theatre and
Pump House Regional Arts Center

For mature
elves only.

TICKETS Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
$17 Dec. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the box office or online

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

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A proupdrospdouncstioornof this

CARINGa creative approach to

Gundersen has one of the best cancer programs in the area, offering
cutting-edge treatment to help patients get better. But sometimes,
laughing and being goofy is the best medicine. At Gundersen, finding
a more creative approach to caring is just one of the many ways we
practice Love + Medicine.

love + medicine


La Crosse Community Theatre and Gundersen Health System present

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Written by

JEAN SHEPHERD
LEIGH BROWN, and

BOB CLARK

and
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash

by
Jean Shepherd

Play by

PHILIP GRECIAN

based upon A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co.,
distributed by Warner Bros.

Director

PHIL ADDIS

Set Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer

NOAH FILES IRINA CHRISTEL TIM HARRIS

Props Master Sound Designer

BONNIE JO BRATINA TIM HARRIS

Stage Manager/Assistant Director Assistant Stage Manager

EMILY WARE DAWN HAVICAN

A CHRISTMAS STORY

is produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.,

of Woodstock, Illinois.

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, Eric Glazewski,
Lynn Schulze, Joe Theisen, and UW–La Crosse.

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Director’s Note

LCT’s 54th Season throughout this entire process. She was instrumental,
376th Production as she took on multiple tasks which allowed me to
focus on direction and made my job so much easier.
First and foremost, I would like to thank the then And thank you to Dawn Havican, Assistant Stage
Interim Executive Director, Tom Desjarlais, for giving Manager, for all of your work and support. I greatly
me the opportunity to direct A Christmas Story. I appreciate all of your help.
would also like to welcome Executive Director, Grant A big thank you to the very dedicated cast and crew.
Golson, to the La Crosse Community Theatre family. They put their trust in me and were very cooperative
Thank you, Grant, for your guidance and support in my decision making. Thank you for your hours of
throughout this process. Thank you to LCT’s Board hard work. It has truly paid off. You should all be very
of Directors, who have also put their trust in me. My proud of your accomplishments.
commitment to produce a first rate production was From casting to opening night, a director’s job is to
on the forefront of my mind when hired. Kudos to the envision and interpret the script at hand. The theatre
entire production team and LCT staff for assisting me allows an actor to map the interior and exterior
along the way. landscapes of our society. Theatre, simply put, is an
A very special thank you to Emily Ware, Assistant illusion. It is about storytelling. Theatre has no form
Director/Stage Manager, who has been my beacon of reality, but rather, misdirection. The word theatre
means,“place for seeing.”I hope we can misdirect
you into“seeing”our world of make believe. We all
have had a special Christmas story we can talk about.
Hopefully, this production will rekindle some fond
memories of a past Christmas.
Merry Christmas and thank you!
Phil Addis
Director

Give the gift of

live theatre!

Gift certificates are available in any dollar
amount and can be used all year long.

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Cast

Ralph.............................................. Dan Radtke Scut Farkas...............................Brandon Haring
Ralphie Parker...................................................... Cowboy.............................................Josh Lichty
...........Beckett Cottrell* and Carter Mandel* Tree Lot Owner/Delivery Man/Santa....................
Mother..........................................Lynn Schulze ....................................... Avery Gerstenberger
The Old Man....................................Josh Miner* Black Bart/Elf........................Savannah Steiger
Randy.......................... Isidore ‘Izzy’ Thomsen* Desperado 1.................................Kaleb Azene*
Miss Shields................. Sue Ann Davis-Mitley* Desperado 2......................................Sam White
Flick.................................................Owen Scott Ensemble.............. Andrew Egan*, Molly Frey,
Schwartz...................................... Soren Miner* ...................... Andrew Hatcher*, Lilly Picha*,
Esther Jane..........................Annabelle Yusten* .........................................Natalia Poterucha*,
Helen...........................................Rubie Stetzer ...............................Sophia Valentina Nicolai*

* = LCT main stage debut

Production and Design Staff

Director...............................................Phil Addis Assistant Stage Manager.............Dawn Havican
Set Designer.......................................Noah Files Light Board Operator......................Katya Carter
Costume Designer.........................Irina Christel Sound Engineer.................................Clay Rauch
Lighting Designer...............................Tim Harris Set Construction......................... Dennis Dorman
Props Master......................... Bonnie Jo Bratina ........................... Gary Mundinger, Jim Nelson
Sound Designer..................................Tim Harris Scenic Painter..............................Sharon Markee
Interim Technical Director..................Tim Harris Run Crew................. Ryan Brown, Justin Grays
Technical Director................................Erek Weis Costume Construction................... Carla Stetzer
Stage Manager/Assistant Director.... Emily Ware Costume Crew.........Alli Langer, Julie Rudolph
Assistant Costume Designer........Tatyana Arndt

A Christmas Story

ACT ONE Hohman, Indiana ACT TWO

Scene 1: The Parker Home Scene 1: Santa’s Workshop at Higbee’s
Scene 2: School Yard Scene 2: The Parker Home
Scene 3: Classroom Scene 3: The Parker Home
Scene 4: School Yard Scene 4: Classroom
Scene 5: The Parker Home Scene 5: School Yard
Scene 6: The Christmas Tree Lot Scene 6: The Parker Home
Scene 7: The Parker’s Oldsmobile Scene 7: School Yard
Scene 8: The Parker Home Scene 8: The Parker Home
Scene 9: Classroom
Scene 10: School Yard
Scene 11: The Parker Home
Scene 12: The Parker Home

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Cast Biographies

KALEB AZENE* (Desperado 1) is Molly enjoys singing, playing ukulele and looking
excited to be in his first production for new Broadway musicals to attend. Molly loves
with LCT! He has performed in Phoe- Christmas and is thankful for one of the greatest gifts
nix Entertainment’s production of of all, organ donation. She is a cancer survivor and
Ragtime and the Missoula Children’s has undergone two liver transplants.
Theatre production of Rapunzel. On Sundays, you
can find Kaleb dancing at Bethany Church in the AVERY GERSTENBERGER (Tree Lot
children’s ministry production of KidStuf. Kaleb’s Owner/Delivery Man/Santa) is a mar-
other interests include karate, hip-hop dance, keting major at Viterbo University
swimming, and piano. He is a fourth-grade student and the Worship Arts Assistant at
at Providence Academy. Kaleb thanks his mother and First Free Church in Onalaska. He
father for their love, encouragement, and support. was last seen on LCT’s stage starring as Oronte in The
BECKETT COTTRELL* (Ralphie Misanthrope and Sonny Malone in Xanadu. He hopes
Parker) is in sixth grade at Lincoln you enjoy the show and have a very Merry Christmas!
Middle School. He has never done BRANDON HARING (Scut Farkas)
theatre before, so he’s very excited is thrilled to be back on stage! This
to play Ralphie in his first show. show is Brandon’s third production
Beckett enjoys baseball, video games, skiing, and at LCT. He was previously in Billy
basketball. Someday, Beckett hopes to be a surgeon. Elliot (Billy) and The Music Man (Teen
SUE ANN DAVIS-MITLEY* (Miss Ensemble). In his down time, he loves to dance, sing,
Shields) is a wife, mother, and family and play the trumpet. He would like to thank his
day care provider. She graduated family and friends for their support.
from Viterbo University in 1984 and ANDREW HATCHER* (Ensemble) is
took a 30 year break from the stage very excited to have his first role in
to raise kids. She returned to the stage to perform in a play. He wanted to try something
several original“Wombs with a View”comedy duos new and thought the play would be
with Marsha Rubenelli. She was just seen playing a fun challenge. In his free time, he
Vern in Bingo at the Muse Theatre. She is excited to likes to camp, kayak, and play video games. Andrew
perform in her first show at LCT. is also involved in scouting pack 69 in Onalaska. He
ANDREW EGAN* (Ensemble) is in considers himself to be a professional“dabber”!
fifth grade at Blessed Sacrament JOSH LICHTY (Cowboy) is pumped
School in La Crosse. He currently for his second LCT show, A Christmas
plays the trumpet. He was a scare- Story. He loved sailing the seas with
crow in the La Crosse School District’s the amazing cast and crew of Peter
2016 summer production of The Wizard of Oz. and the Starcatcher last year. Josh
MOLLY FREY (Ensemble) is a fresh- teaches fifth grade at Northern Hills Elementary and
man at Logan High School. She coaches high school football in the Onalaska school
cherished her LCT debut in Billy district. He also enjoys doing anything with his
Elliot and is excited to return to LCT’s daughter, Zoey, and dog, Tundra. Thanks to all who
stage. Most recently, she performed have supported him to be able to act at LCT!
in Willy Wonka (Appleseed) and Aladdin, Jr. (LCT).
* = LCT main stage debut

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Cast Biographies

CARTER MANDEL* (Ralphie Parker) is SOREN MINER* (Schwartz) is in sev-
excited to be in his first LCT produc- enth grade and has lived in La Crosse
tion! He attends the La Crosse Design for almost his entire life. He enjoys
Institute and is in the sixth grade. He mountain biking, skiing, and playing
has been a member of the La Crosse the fiddle and percussion at school.
BoyChoir for four years. He credits attending Overture He is also very fond of reading and writing. While this
and LCT productions and acting camps with giving is his first LCT main stage production, he played Fudge
him the“acting bug”. He would like to thank his mom, in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing in 2014. Soren was
dad, and family, especially his baby sister, for all of also in the UW-La Crosse production of A Christmas
their love and support! Carol in 2013.

JOSH MINER* (The Old Man) After LILLY PICHA* (Ensemble) is a sixth-
spending his younger years in Alaska grade student at Longfellow Middle
and Minnesota, Josh moved with his School. A Christmas Story is Lilly’s
wife to La Crosse in 2005. He currently first time performing with LCT. She
works at the Pearl Street Brewery. has enjoyed many productions as an
Josh is a pretty decent cook, cyclist, and skier, but his audience member and decided acting was for her.
greatest skills are dishwasher loading and rock skip- Lilly is super excited to be in A Christmas Story, as the
ping. This is his first time on stage since his elemen- 2012 production was the first show she saw at LCT.
tary school’s production of Cats. He wants to show his You could say A Christmas Story sparked her love for
kids that you’re never too old to try something new. the stage.
* = LCT main stage debut

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Cast Biographies

NATALIA POTERUCHA* (Ensemble) SAVANNAH STEIGER (Black Bart/Elf )
is so excited to take part in her first has been doing theatre since she was
play with LCT! Last winter she played in the fifth grade. She’s been in many
a nun in her school’s production of shows, such as the The Wizard of Oz,
The Sound of Music and fell in love The Phantom of the Opera, The Music
with all things theatre. She loves to sing, dance, and Man, and Mary Poppins. While in high school, she even
act. Natalia recently moved to the La Crosse area with had the opportunity to write, direct, and act in the
her parents and five siblings. She is currently in fourth spring play, Through His Eyes. This is her third produc-
grade at Eagle Bluff Elementary in Onalaska. tion at LCT, and she hopes to be a part of many more.

DAN RADTKE (Ralph) It’s been two RUBIE STETZER (Helen) is tickled
years since Dan has performed with to spend her seventh performance
LCT, and he’s happy to be back. His at LCT in A Christmas Story. Previous
last show was Twelve Angry Men productions include The Music Man
(Juror #3), but he prefers his roles (Amaryllis) and Tales of a Fourth
in comedies like Guys on Ice, The 39 Steps, Almost Grade Nothing (Jane). As a sixth grader, Rubie has
Maine, and Escanaba in da Moonlight. This is a bucket mastered the art of making slime, performs with
list part, and he’s honored to have been selected. He Misty’s Dance Unlimited, and competes in pageantry.
dedicates this performance to his Old Man, who he Rubie and her fan club (5-year-old twin brothers)
misses very much. double-dog-dare you to spend your new year throw-
LYNN SCHULZE (Mother) This is Lynn’s ing kindness around like confetti.
second time on the LCT stage; the first
was playing Edith in First Baptist of Ivy ISIDORE ‘IZZY’ THOMSEN* (Randy)
Gap. She has been a part of two im- is eight years old and attends third
prov troupes—The Webernauts and grade in the La Crosse School District.
Coulee Region Unscripted. Lynn resides in Galesville He has lived in La Crosse his whole
with her best friend/husband, John, who has always life. Izzy enjoys hiking, mountain
supported and encouraged her to act, as well as with biking, skiing, and other outdoor activities, in addition
her son, Abraham, her cat, Bela, and her pug, Bob. to reading, writing, and playing with his friends. Izzy
OWEN SCOTT (Flick) is a seventh played the role of Sam the Rat in the La Crosse School
grader at Lincoln Middle School. He District summer school production of Cinderella.
made his acting debut in LCT’s last
production of A Christmas Story, SOPHIA VALENTINA NICOLAI*
where he played Randy opposite (Ensemble) is a very curious eight-
his actual Old Man, Michael Scott. That experience year-old and was born and raised in
cemented Owen’s love of theatre, and he’s been in La Crosse. She attends third grade at
numerous productions ever since. When not acting, Blessed Sacrament School and is a
Owen enjoys show choir, soccer, and hanging out member of the singing club. Sophia is a very good role
with friends. Owen would like to thank his family and model to her little sister, Emma. She also is very active
friends for their unwavering love and support. with skiing and ice skating in the winter, and she likes
playing tennis and swimming in the summer. She also
loves her dog, Chukis, crafts, travel, and music.

* = LCT main stage debut

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Cast Biographies

SAM WHITE (Desperado 2) is thrilled ANNABELLE YUSTEN* (Esther Jane)
to be a part of A Christmas Story! His is excited to be in her first show! An-
past LCT credits include The Music nabelle also loves to dance and sing.
Man (Winthrop Paroo) and Aladdin, She plays two instruments—the
Jr. Sam enjoys singing, playing piano, piano and the violin. Annabelle is a
hanging out with friends, and playing basketball. He homeschooled freshman. Her other hobbies include
would like to thank the cast and crew for all of their photography, reading, writing, and knitting.
hard work. Sam would also like to thank his family
and friends for their support and for coming to see his * = LCT main stage debut
performances. Enjoy the show!

Register today for winter session classes!

Imagination Station

Saturdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 3, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Ages 5-7 • $80

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Acting 1

Saturdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 3, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
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Acting 2

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Learn to develop a character through
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Once upon a time. . . Designed for adults who want to
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Register through the box office or online.

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

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Production Staff Biographies

PHIL ADDIS (Director) has worked in TIM HARRIS (Lighting & Sound
more than fifty shows at LCT since Designer) is the assistant technical
1973 and has received five Dionysus director for LCT. He has appeared on
awards. Most recently, he acted in stage in several LCT plays, including
And Then There Were None, Twelve The Producers, Almost Maine, and
Angry Men, Wit, and Billy Elliot. He has several credits Blood Brothers. Tim has also volunteered in a variety
with other area theatres as well. Addis’artistry ex- of backstage capacities, including building sets
tends outside of the theatre; he wrote a seriocomedy, and running the light and sound boards. He looks
God’s Piñatas, and will showcase some of his photog- forward to the day when he can spend quality time
raphy at the La Crosse Public Library’s main branch in with just the right person.
December. Addis resides in La Crescent with his wife, BONNIE JO BRATINA (Props
Deb. He is semi-retired, working part time on the Master) is an associate professor of
floor crew at WKBT News 8. microbiology at UW-La Crosse. She
NOAH FILES (Set Designer) has worked in educational was recently seen on stage as one of
and professional theatre since earning his Master of the doomed souls in And Then There
Fine Arts degree in Scene Design at Minnesota State Were None. This is Bonnie’s second time serving as
University, Mankato. He has worked with Fresno Props Master for A Christmas Story at LCT. She would
State in California and with UW-La Crosse. He has like to thank her lab students for putting up with her
also worked with New York Stage and Film and the crazy schedule and perhaps some crankiness due to
Colorado Shakespeare Festival as a scenic artist. her lack of sleep.
Previous design credits include Kiss of the Spider EMILY WARE (Stage Manager/
Woman, Cactus Flower, And We Will Share the Sky, Assistant Director) is thrilled to be
and the world premiere performance of Blue Willow. involved in this production on the
Noah is very happy to be taking part in his first LCT opposite side of the table. This is
production! her first time stage managing a
IRINA CHRISTEL (Costume Designer) production with LCT, and she is excited to continue
is originally from Kazakhstan and growing her theatrical experience. Emily attended
trained at the Technical College of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and UW-La
Textile and Sewing Industries. She Crosse. She was last seen on stage in Jesus Christ
worked for many years as a technical Superstar as Mary Magdalene. Emily would like to
engineer and fashion designer at the Regional thank her friends and family for always supporting
Fashion House in Kazakhstan. After moving to the her endeavors. Enjoy the show!
US, she worked in the bridal industry for ten years. DAWN HAVICAN (Assistant Stage
She received her BFA from Viterbo University and Manager) is excited to be a part of
currently works there as the prop shop manager. another show at LCT. She loves all
Irina would like to thank her very talented sister, aspects of the theatre and is always
Tatyana Arndt, for being her biggest supporter with eager to volunteer where ever she
her costume designs. can. This is her 17th production in a row! She was most
recently backstage for LCT’s production of And Then
There Were None and was stage manager for The Mu-
sic Man. She would like to thank her husband, Darryn,
for his support. Enjoy the show and Merry Christmas!

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BECOME A
VOLUNTEER!

Audition
Costume Crew

Run Crew
Set Construction
Light Board Operator

Props Master
Sound Designer
Sound Board Operator
Stage Manager

Usher
Office Work

Visit us online for more information.
www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/volunteer

La Crosse Community
Theatre’s season is made

possible, in part, by

The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency Stephen Johnston, DDS
which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, New Dentures
Repairs
promotes the arts, supports the arts in Relines
education, stimulates community and economic
development and serves as a resource for people 605 2nd Ave S
Onalaska, WI
of every culture and heritage.
(608) 519-3946
https://artsboard.wisconsin.gov

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2017–2018 Corporate Friends of LCT

Platinum Level
Altra Financial Advisors • Associated Bank • Casino Bar

Commercial AV Systems • Dahl Automotive
Gundersen Health System • Kaplan University

KQEG TV • La Crosse Media Group
Logistics Health Inc • Mayo Clinic Health System

Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
State Bank Financial • UFAH • Vendi Advertising
Wisconsin Arts Board • Wisconsin Public Radio

WXOW TV-19 • Xcel Energy

Gold Level

Advanced Business Systems • CBS Graphics • Coulee Region Women
Denture Smart • Domino’s Pizza • Edward Jones • Lost Lake Beer

Piggy’s Restaurant • Quality Vac and Sew • Schomburg Refrigeration
Smader Insurance • Stetzer Accounting Service • Stifel
The Waterfront • Touch of Class • Travel Leaders
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
Window World of La Crosse • WIPFLi

Silver Level

American Transmission Company • Dairyland Power Cooperative
Lawn Keepers • Pischke Motors

Bronze Level

Bodega Brew Pub • Cedar Creek • Five Star Telecom • G.E.C.U. The Friendly Credit Union
Grounded Specialty Coffee • Vicky and Harry Helfrich • Holiday Inn and Suites

Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub • King Street Kitchen • Life in Harmony Music Therapy
Maximum Real Estate • 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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Angel Friend Donors

Chris and Sara Battison Weber Family Foundation Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
Roger and Kenna Christians William Koutsky John and Joan Temple

Keith and Mary Isaacs John and Linda Lyche
Mayo Clinic Health System

Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle Susan McDonald-Conroy Jason and Kelley Bahr Jon and Christi Nowland
($2,500+) Bob and Kay Conzemius Chris and Sara Battison Ron and Frieda Nowland
John and Linda Lyche Chad and Tammy Dutton Nancy Beguin Wayne and Sandi Oliver
Karl and Julie Noll Mary Jean and Ted Eisenbacher Ryan Brown Florence Overgard
David and Barbara Foye Barbara Burchill Elsie Patterson
Director’s Circle Tom and Heidi Grau Cari and Mark Burmaster Susanne and Patrick Peck
($1,000-$2,499) Donna and Dennis Haggard Robert M and Gretchen Burns Bonnie Pederson
In memory of John Clemons Bill and Karen Hoel Frank and Kristi Cadwell Dianne Pogreba
Tom and Jan Brock Scott and Sue Horne Ursula Cejpek Carlene and Cam Roberts
Arla Clemons Julie Keitel Gail Cleary Kirk and Nancy Rodman
Barbara and Donald Frank Chris and Jane Kerbaugh Lisa Conzemius Elizabeth Rosendahl
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan David and Barbara Kilpatrick Kym and Tom Culp George Schmidt
Chuck and LuAnn Roth Bob and Marlene Kohner Rich and Sally Egan James and Sheri Schneider
Brian and Karen Rude Michael and Beverly Kratt Michael and Rita Edmunds Kurt and Julie Schroeder
Jane Wood Peter and Krin Krause Connie and Ramon Erickson Theresa Smerud
Jerry and Kathy Lokken Nancy Flottmeyer Dick and Pat Spencer
Designer’s Circle Aurel and Sue Mailath Sally Friend Paul and Jane Steingraeber
($500-$999) Andrea Nerby William and Sarah Goff Greg and Joan Stellrecht
In memory of Euel Bailey Andrew and Nancy Matchett Jeff and Carol Gohlke Carla Stetzer
David Amborn and Karen Gilster Fredrick and Barbara McNaughton Tim Gruenke and Lori Olson Brian and Diane Sullivan
Chris and Vicki Born Richard Melvin and Leah Reimann Peter and Janice Gutierrez Maureen Sullivan and Tom Schauer
Roger and Kenna Christians Ken and Janine Merkitch Herb and Barbara Heili Edward Tanke
Sally Cremer Russ and Peggy Opland Harry and Vicky Helfrich Steve Thicke
Dependable Solutions Greg and Melinda Pupillo Susan and Fred Heuer Kathy Thompson
Jim and Jo Glasser Dan and Anne Radtke Michael and Lynn Hickey Patrice and Tony Vander Wielen
Dustin Hundt Tom and Kathryn Ready John and Linda Hoehn Kathleen Wagner
Stephen and Andrea Johnston Matt and Maria Runde Chuck and Mary Hosler Eileen Walsh Doyle
Dan and Vicky Kunz Dennis and Sharon Ryan Robert and Mary Hubbard Stephen and Katherine Webster
James and Rebecca Naugler Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Rollin and Connie Huebsch Richard and Judy Williams
Randy and Lynn Nelson Lisa, Sam and Katie Sauer Wes and Ruth Hurlburt Robert and Joan Witte
Jack and Barb Peplinski Daniel Schneider and Mary Lansing Norman and Joanne Jerome Ken Wortman (In memory of Jean)
Galen and Marianne Pittman Jeri Sebo Mark and Sharon Jolivette Supporter
Barbara Rice Nancy and Peter Sedbrook Ann Kathan ($100-$149)
Al Saterbak and Linda Sherwood Bob and Mary Kelemen Anonymous
Julia Steinke Saterbak Elizabeth Solverson Bruce Kerr Frank and Jenny Aberger
Kathy Spelker Amanda Strosahl and John Udell Catherine Kinyon Rhonda Akeson and Duane Lom
Pamela and Richard Strauss William and Marge Terry Karen and Paul Klas Charles Anderson and Marla French
Robert Taunt and Drs. Suzanne and Joseph Toce William Koutsky Gary and Judy Anderson
Leanna Olson-Taunt Mark and Shanon Torgerud Debbie and Bob Kramer Mark and Linda Backer
Vantage Architects Ellen Ullsvik and Roy Campbell Cliff and Cheryl Kremmer Gloria Barnes
Ross and Lynn Marie West Bradley and Leslie Weber Robert Krueger Marc and Laurie Bertram
Yvonne and David Whiteman Michael Kruse Ken and Donna Birnbaum
Actor’s Circle Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer Debbie Lejeune Nancy Borgen
($250-$499) Daryl and Margaret Wood Larry and Diane Lindesmith Clem and Addie Bott
Peter and Joan Allen Promoter Steve and Cheryl Loehr Carol Bramschreiber
Tom and Mary Ballinger ($150-$249) Stephen and Margeen Mau Judy Brennan
Ruby Biering Leanne Anderson Daniel McCammon Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb
Linda Boyle Jim and Mary Anderson Dr. Edward and Sally Miner Gale Bruessel
The John Bruemmer Family James and Lynn Arends Rosie Nelson Wendy Butler
Chuck Charbeneau and Sara Adams Arnie and Donna Asp Tony and Cheri Niedzwiecki Jean M. Clark
Kevin Conroy and Tom and Lori Nigon

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Patron Donor List

Dave and Wanda Cline Jim and Diane Hoffmeister Dan Herman and Mary Monsoor Martin and Karol Smith
Patricia Davidson Penelope Hogan Brian Murphy Michael and Debbie Solberg
John and Sharon Dawidowski John and Charlene Hopkins Curtis and Marcia Murray Mark and Carol Solyst
Jolene Demaiffe and Dale and Christine Howard Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson Pat and Joanne Stephens
Cindy Moorhead Shirley Huhn Ed and Corine Neuman Wally and Betty Stoll
Rick and Julie Diermeier Rick and Marlene Hutter Bill and Karen Newburg Dawson and Jackie Strutt
Kevin and Krista Drewiske Allan Johnson and Tom Hubos Paul and Judy Onsrud Rochelle Sullivan
Steven and Nancy Dunder Barbara Johnson David and Diane Palm Carol Taebel
Gary and Luanne Ekern Nancy E. Johnson Colleen Phelps Jim and Sharon Tempke
Eldon and Fran Ellefson Joseph and Linda Kastantin Carleen Poellinger Bill and Pam Thrune
Thomas Erb and Cecilia Caron Lois Kathan Mike and Therese Regner Jerry and Barbara Tripp
Daryl and Nancy Ertl Rose Ann Kazmierczak Jim and Carol Reider Kathleen Van Kirk-Przywojski
Erin Flottmeyer Pete and Alma Kohnert Tom and Tessie Renard Don and Linda Wagner
Dennis and Laurie Ford Jan and Louise Kovars Jean Rennebohm David and Laura Wagner
Robyn Foye Scott and Nancy Kronn Terry Rindfleisch and Linda Hirsh Colleen Walsh
Randy Gall Tom and Jenelle Lee Jill Rippe Joyce Wichelt
Nancy and David Goode Mike and Teri Lehrke Bev and Curt Ruston Ruth Williams
Mark and Nancy Goodman Ken Lerum Chuck and Patti Sans Crainte Will and Judie Wilson
Bill and Mary Graumann Stephen and Karen Lind James and Elaine Schauls Ed and Sharon Winga
Chuck and Carmen Gustafson Claude and Carolyn Lindeman Heather Schlichte Harvey and Patricia Witzenburg
Ronald and Merle Gustafson Dustin and Dominique Luecke Rosalie Schnick Terry R. Witzke
Chuck and Cheryl Hanson Gary and Deb Luecke Lance Schuttenhelm Gary and Debra Wold
Brian and Karen Harris Weston and Karen Mack Andrew and Linda Schwartz Jim and Marilyn Wuttke
Natalie Hartigan Robert and Diane Marcou John and Doris Schwingle Xcel Energy
Jim and Barbara Hemker Roger Martin Glenn and Lila Seager Heather and Eddie Young
Mike and Cheri Herro Patricia McDowell Sandy Sechrest Suzanne Young
Hal Hiebert Lorraine McIlraith Louise Lawrynk Joseph and Kathleen Zietlow
Kathy and Don Hill Lloyd and Evelyn Miller Charie and Lynn Smader
Jerry and Diane Hoch Howard and Nancy Mills Arlene Smith

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December 10, 2017 January 21, 2018
All children except one grow up… Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill,
Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots
A delight for children and adults alike. in Edward Albee’s landmark play.

STAGE on SCREEN

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the community. That’s why I’m proud to support
La Crosse Community Theatre.

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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 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Amborn
Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glena Temple
House Managers. . . . . . . . Sharon Dawidowski, Lisa Keyser Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Concessions Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . Cassie Frerks, Cassie George,
. . . . . . . . . . . .Olivia Golding, Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Janet Loeffler, Grant Golson, Timothy B. Schorr, Dick Spencer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dorina Lukins, Sarah Schilke, Brittany Schilla


Support LCT and Local Businesses!

Introducing the LCT Pub Crawl for the 2017-2018 Season

*Discount cards are $20 each and are available through
the LCT Box Office or LCT Board Members.

Kramer’s Bar and Grill
Buy one drink get one free

Mary Cody’s Restaurant
Buy one entrée get a second entrée for 1/2 price

4 Sisters Restaurant Piggy’s Restaurant
Free glass of wine with entrée purchase 10% off of food only

The Charmant Hotel Pogy’s
10% off food in the lobby lounge Complimentary dessert with purchase of one entrée

Earl’s Grocery and Saloon Three Rivers Lodge
Buy one drink get one free Buy one entrée get a second entrée for 1/2 price

*Discount card valid Sept. 1, 2017–May 31, 2018. One discount per card, per visit.

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