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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie show program

La Crosse Community Theatre presents

Sponsored by Book by Richard Morris
and dick Scanlan

Music by Jeanine tesori
Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

May 9–25, 2014



Artistic Director’s Note

As we begin to close the book on our 50th Plays like Twelve Angry Men and First Baptist of
season it is only natural that we begin to Ivy Gap will explore the complexity of human
look forward to next season and relationships and how—when we are

the beginning of our next 50 years as Don’t faced with the worst —we can rise to
your community theatre. La Crosse miss our best. Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39
Community Theatre has long been next year’s Steps is the perfect marriage
a trusted institution in the Coulee stellar of thriller, comedy, adventure,
Region, and our goal is to continue to season! and romance; it is ninety minutes
be a vital and active participant in the of heart-pounding fun. Jesus Christ
Superstar is a moving story of the life
life of our community.

Next season is one of the most ambitious in of Jesus and his apostles, exploring their
our history, and that is by design. We have chosen struggles, fears, and hopes for a better world.
a slate of shows next season that are exciting Its breathtaking music will be the perfect coda to
and challenging for our audiences and volunteers a stellar season—one that will continue to show
alike. Included are the regional premieres of Mary why La Crosse Community Theatre is one of the best
Poppins, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Wrinkle theatres in Wisconsin.

in Time, and Sideways Stories from Wayside
School, which will bring audiences of all ages

together to share these beloved works in new and Greg Parmeter, Director
exciting ways.

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A proud sponsor of this production

La Crosse Community Theatre and Logistics Health Incorporated present

thoroughly modern millie

Book by New Music by New Lyrics by

richard morris Jeanine dick
and dick scanlan tesori scanlan

Directed by

David R. Kilpatrick

Music Director Choreographer Orchestra Conductor

Peter Bosgraaf Anna Taylor Jeff Copp

Set Designer Lighting Designer Costume Designer Props Designer

Dillon David R. Mandy Marcina
McArdle Kilpatrick Parmeter Losinski lemmer

Stage Manager Asst. Stage Manager

Laura Weber Sara adams

Original story and screenplay by
Richard Morris
for the

Universal Pictures Film
Originally produced for Broadway by
Michael Leavitt Fox Theatricals Hal Luftig
Stewart F. Lane James L. Nederlander Independent Presenters Network
L. Mages/M. Glick Berinstein/Manocherian/Dramatic Forces John York Noble

and Whoopi Goldberg
Thoroughly Modern Millie 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. Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Cast of Characters

Millie Dillmount....................... Anna Mae Beyer Jimmy Smith..............................Seth Von Steidl
Mrs. Meers..............................Jennifer Burchell Dorothy Brown.................................Laura Rieke
Ching Ho.........................................Alex Attardo Bun Foo..................................... Jonathan Lamb
Mr. Graydon.................................Robert Jones* Muzzy............................................... Kayla Shue
Miss Flannery............................... Maria Runde* Mama................................Sharon Dawidowski

Female Ensemble....... Marcia Brendum, Jennifer Cambio*, Aubrey Hollnagel*, Molly Jensen*,
...............Allison Langer*, Morgan Pederson*, Kara Schultz*, Emma Smerud, Amanda Wiese
Male Ensemble....Dennis Dorman, Scott Jenks, Joshua Knetter*, Mark Quamme*, Conner Reisdorf*

* = LCT stage debut

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Director’s Note

properly express the emotion, the character
breaks into dance. Thus we have dialogue,
song, and dance telling a story.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a wonderful
opportunity to experience the American
musical. Every song and dance advances
the story, so that we learn more about
the characters, particularly what they
are thinking and feeling at every musical
interlude. We watch the characters grow as
people and in love. By sharing this emotion,
Thoroughly Modern Millie we, as the audience, can also grow both in
love with Millie and Jimmy, as well as more in
May 9–25, 2014 love with the people in our lives. After seeing
LCT’s 50th season – 340th production the show today, you may not break into song

A Brief Theatre Lesson the next time you see your someone special,
but then again, why not? Celebrate your own
There are some who consider the musical love, as you feel!
America’s contribution to theatre. The idea
of entertaining an audience Thank you for sharing our
with comedy, lots of music, celebration of the American
dancing, and pretty costumes Musical theatre musical. The cast and crew of
comes about when Thoroughly Modern Millie, as
has been around for a very the emotion the well as the staff and all of the
long time. However, it is volunteers, have been working
suggested that Oklahama! character is feeling since March to bring you this
was the first musical to put is too much for special theatre experience.
all three elements together words alone. We hope it entertains you as
much as it has been fun for us
to create a complete story,
with the dancing and the to create.
singing integral to the plot, rather than just
something thrown in so the audience can “get As always, thank you for choosing La Crosse
their money’s worth.” Community Theatre for your own special
theatre experience.
A second brief theatre lesson. There is a
philosophy that musical theatre comes about
when the emotion the character is feeling
is too much for words alone and that is why
the character breaks out into song. When the David R. Kilpatrick
emotion grows so that even singing cannot Director, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Executive Director, LCT

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Scenes and Musical Numbers

Overture ACT 1 ACT 2

Scene 1 New York City Scene 1 Sincere Trust Insurance Co.

“Not for the Life of Me”.......................................... Millie “Forget About the Boy”...Millie, Miss Flannery & Stenogs
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”.............................. Moderns “Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life/I'm Falling in Love with Someone”
“Not for the Life of Me” (Tag)................................. Millie ...........................................Mr. Graydon & Miss Dorothy

Scene 2 Lobby, Hotel Priscilla Scene 2 Window Ledge,
Sincere Trust Insurance Co.
“How the Other Half Lives”......... Priscilla Hotel Boarders
“How the Other Half Lives” (Tag).... Millie & Miss Dorothy “I Turned the Corner”..................................Jimmy Smith

Scene 3 Laundry Room, Hotel Priscilla “Falling in Love with Someone” (reprise)....Jimmy, Millie,
“Not for the Life of Me” (Reprise)..... Bun Foo & Ching Ho
Mr. Graydon, Miss Dorothy

Scene 4 Sincere Trust Insurance Co. Scene 3 12th Floor, Hotel Priscilla
“The Speed Test”............... Mr. Graydon, Millie & Stenogs
“Muqin”........................Mrs. Meers, Bun Foo & Ching Ho

Scene 5 12th Floor, Hotel Priscilla Scene 4 Café Society
“Long as I'm Here with You”.... Muzzy Van Hossmere & Boys
“They Don't Know”........................................Mrs. Meers
Scene 5 Muzzy’s Dressing Room
Scene 6 Speakeasy, New York City
“The Nutty Cracker Suite”.................Speakeasy Denizens “Gimme Gimme”.................................................... Millie

Scene 7 Booking, NYPD Scene 6 Café Society, after the show

Scene 8 Jails, NYPD Scene 7 Lobby, Hotel Priscilla

“What Do I Need with Love”........................Jimmy Smith Scene 8 12th Floor, Hotel Priscilla

Scene 9 12th Floor, Hotel Priscilla Scene 9 Laundry Room, Hotel Priscilla
“Speed Test” (Reprise).......................Millie, Mr. Graydon
Scene 10 Van Hossmere Penthouse
“Only in New York”........................ Muzzy Van Hossmere Scene 10 New York City
“Finale”........................................................... Company
Scene 11 Terrace, Van Hossmere Penthouse
“Jimmy”................................................................ Millie

Scene 12 12th Floor, Hotel Priscilla
There will be one 15-minute intermission.
Check out the “Flapper Cocktail” drink special!

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa Smerud and Krissa Harnish for photography,
Vendi Advertising, CBS Graphics, Kim Otto with Finder’s Keepers, Kim Farkas and the Winona Post, Robert and Paula
Losinski, the Sequel Resale Shop, and Theresa Smerud, Sandy Harvey and Kristin Taggert for costume assistance.

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Cast Biographies

Alex Attardo (Ching Ho) is a New Jennifer Cambio* (Ensemble) is
Orleans native who is currently earning his a mother of three boys who has been
Bachelor of Science in theatre and English dancing her whole life and is thrilled to be
education from Viterbo University. His tapping in Millie. Jennifer is a graduate of

previous credits include LCT’s Leading Ladies (Butch), the University of Minnesota, where she was a member
A Chorus Line (Frank), and Jeffrey (Darius). “Thank you of the dance team. She has recently performed with Saint
so much, David, the team, and LCT for this opportunity! Mary’s Repertory Company and danced the roles of Snow
Shout-out to my ‘Muquin,’ Dad, and siblings for your love Queen and Dew Drop Fairy in La Crosse Dance Centre’s
and support!” Nutcracker. She would like to thank her husband and
boys for this gift of time and Nikki Balsamo for inspiring
Anna Mae Beyer (Millie Dillmount) is dancers of all ages!
thoroughly thrilled to be returning to the
LCT stage as a part of such a brilliant show! Sharon Dawidowski (Mama) is
She was last seen as Mary Gallagher in making her first appearance in the
brand-new Lyche Theatre. “I am very
LCT’s First Lady Suite and was a chorus member is last excited to be here.”
year’s production of Les Miserables. Anna Mae is a
third-year musical theater major at UW-La Crosse. Dennis Dorman (Ensemble) is a
“Love and thanks to the family and friends that keep consultant for Trane working on product
me going!” safety standards and personal injury
lawsuits. It is his second appearance at
Marcia Brendum (Ensemble) is beyond
excited to be back on the stage with yet LCT. He also works behind the scenes on set construction
another LCT family. Her most recent from time to time. Dennis is a coach for River City Youth
shows were Chicago and The Producers. Hockey and is involved in the choir at Roncalli Newman
Center. He would like to thank his wife, Ellie, for all her
Currently she is the Box Office Coordinator at Viterbo love and support.
University, where she graduated in 2010 with a
bachelor’s degree in arts administration. Also, she has Aubrey Hollnagel* (Ensemble)
been a singer/dancer in the Grand River Singers for the is thrilled to be back on stage and making
past three years. Marcia would like to thank all her her LCT debut! She began performing at a
friends, family, and directors for their support and love. young age through various area dance
“Can’t wait to show you my tapping skills!”
teams, studios, high school theatre productions, and
Jennifer Burchell (Mrs. Meers) has most recently as a proud member and dance captain for
appeared in many productions throughout the Grand River Singers. Currently Aubrey is the Visit
the Coulee Region, most recently as Mutti Coordinator for Saint Mary’s University’s admission office.
in And Then They Came for Me and Hick She would like to thank LCT for the opportunity to share
the stage with such talented performers, and her parents,
in First Lady Suite. Her film credits include several family, and friends for their continuous support of her
appearances as Mrs. O’Leary in “The Great Chicago Fire” passion.
on the History Channel. She studied voice at the Royal
Conservatory in Toronto. She would like to thank her * = LCT stage debut
employer, The Title Company, for their many kindnesses
to her during her recent health crisis.

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Cast Biographies

Scott Jenks (Ensemble) earned his BS in “It has been a great experience, and I love that I got

stage management and art administration to learn to tap.”

from UW-La Crosse in May 2013. Scott Jonathan Lamb (Bun Foo) grew up
has worn many hats, as an actor, stage with LCT and is excited to perform on the
manager, board operator, and choreographer. When not new stage. His first experience was in 1988
busy with a production or work, he’s usually teaching and he is grateful to the theatre for shaping
choreography or being a clinician to middle and high
school show choirs. Scott recently concluded a eight- who he has become. Jonathan teaches LCT’s elementary
year stint with the all-adult show choir the Grand River acting classes, choreographed The Pirates of Penzance
Singers, which were featured on VH-1’s reality TV show and directed the Jellybean Theatre show The Snow
“Off Pitch!” Queen. He looks forward to the many writing
experiences that are yet to come this year. “Many thanks

Molly Jensen* (Ensemble) is in her first to Mom, Dad, Amy, Porter, Heath, and Olivia for your

LCT performance. She is overjoyed to join unending support. As always, I tip my hat to you, my

so many talented individuals on this stage. Muchacha.”

Molly is a 2013 graduate of Viterbo Allison Langer* (Ensemble) is

University, with degrees in music and Spanish. She was pursuing a degree in vocal performance at

a member of 9th Street Singers and Platinum Edition UW-La Crosse. This is her first show with

during her time at Viterbo, and a three-year member of LCT, and she couldn’t be more excited.

the Grand River Singers. She has always loved the stage “Thank you to the directors and cast for making this such
and grew up spending her summers in West Salem’s
a great experience!”
summer musicals. Molly would like to thank her parents
and family for all of their years of support, as well as her Morgan Pederson* (Ensemble) is
GRS family for supporting her dreams. Also, a huge thank beyond excited to be back on the stage
after performing in Aquinas High School
you to LCT for taking her back to her roots, musicals!
productions. Currently she is a freshman at
Robert Jones* (Mr. Graydon), originally Western Technical College and works as a dietary aide
from Mendota, IL, has called La Crosse his at St. Rose Convent. She loves to volunteer, have random
home for 10 years. He is thrilled to be back dance parties, and watch and sing along to her favorite
on stage after nearly 15 years. Robert’s
movie, Frozen! She would like to thank her family and
favorite roles include Gaston in Walt Disney World’s
friends for encouraging her to audition, and the lovely
Beauty and the Beast, Johnny Ringo and Jim Handy
women at the convent for allowing her to practice her
in Hoop Dee Doo Review, Billy Lawler in 42nd Street, tap dancing during dinner!
and Rooster in Annie. Robert is a proud cofounder and
codirector of Grand River Singers. Last year Robert was Mark Quamme* (Ensemble) recently
fortunate to star with his Grand River family in the VH-1 moved back to La Crosse after graduating
show “Off Pitch!” He is thankful for the opportunity to be from UW-Eau Claire in May 2013. He is
in his first community theatre show. excited to be making his LCT debut after

doing various show at the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre,
Joshua Knetter* (Ensemble) would including Legally Blonde, Camp Rock, Joseph and the
like to thank all involved in making this Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Fame. He
show possible—from the production currently is working full time as an admissions counselor
crew to the audiences who support us.
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Cast Biographies

at Southeast Tech in Winona and looks forward to the Kayla Shue (Muzzy) is excited to be back
new season of shows at LCT! “Thank you to all for such a on the LCT stage. Previous roles include
warm welcome back to the La Crosse area!” Mona in Chicago and Rosalia in West Side
Story. Kayla has been involved in show
Conner Reisdorf* (Ensemble) is
making his LCT stage debut. He is excited choir in the La Crosse area since seventh grade and is a
to be a part of his first show in several years member of Platinum Edition at Viterbo University and the
and is having a wonderful first experience Grand River Singers. Her musical premier was in second
grade when she was a munchkin in The Wizard Of Oz.
with La Crosse Community Theatre. He currently works in Kayla wants to thank her family “for always supporting
catering at UW-La Crosse and enjoys reading and playing her crazy-busy life and for being the best cheerleaders a
guitar in his free time. girl could have!”

Laura Rieke (Dorothy Brown) graduated Emma Smerud (Ensemble) is a
from UW-La Crosse in December and sophomore at Aquinas High School and
currently teaches at Melrose-Mindoro hasn’t done a show at LCT for seven years.
schools. Having performed in The Pirates Her favorite hobby is dancing, and she

of Penzance, she is delighted to be back at LCT and to be wants to thank her family for making it possible for her
involved in this thoroughly modern musical. Much love is to do this show. “I also want to thank the amazing
sent out to the brilliant production team, her talented production team for all your hard work.”
cast mates, and her loving family.
Seth von Steidl (Jimmy Smith) is in his
Maria Runde* (Miss Flannery) says, second production at LCT. His first was last
“Musicals are my favorite, and the last time spring’s Les Miserables, in which he
I performed in one was ...let’s just say a played Enjolras. He is excited to be back
while ago and in my childhood home of
and working “with these fantastic people in this fantastic
Philadelphia.” Maria has always loved singing and space.” Other theatrical credits include the UW-La Crosse
dancing and is grateful to be making her debut in this shows A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge), Detroit
area, her home since 2000. “I am especially grateful that (Kenny), and Little Shop of Horrors (The Dentist).
my two sons and husband have granted me time away “Glaube und Ehre.”
from family life to rehearse and perform. Thanks again,
guys!” Amanda Wiese (Ensemble) is a
stay-at-home mom to 1-year-old James
Kara Schultz* (Ensemble) is a Reuben. Amanda has been seen in LCT
freshman at Viterbo University pursuing productions such as Camelot, The
a BFA in music theatre. She went to high
school in Manitowoc, WI. Her favorite roles Producers, and The Sound of Music, but she is thrilled
to perform for the first time in the Lyche Theatre.
include Ursula in The Little Mermaid Jr., Nikko the flying Amanda thanks her beyond-supportive husband, Jared,
monkey in The Wizard of Oz, and stepsister Joy in and parents, Dave and Jennifer, for supporting her in this
Cinderella. When she isn’t singing, dancing, or working, opportunity! Rom 6:23
Kara enjoys taking walks (especially with dogs), making
jewelry, playing piano, and setting out on nerdy * = LCT stage debut
escapades. She thanks her siblings for their love.
This is her LCT debut.

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Production and Design Staff

Artistic Director................................. Greg Parmeter Costume Construction........................ Molly Bambenek,
Director.......................................David R. Kilpatrick ...........................Jason Bernhagen, Anna Mae Beyer,
Music Director................................... Peter Bosgraaf .Barb Burchell, Donna Buros Hanson, Katya Carter,
Choreographer....................................... Anna Taylor ............................. Heather Dutcher, Charlotte Grant,
Conductor................................................... Jeff Copp ............................. Jeanne Hermanson, Shirley Huhn,
Set Designer...................................... Dillon McArdle .........Scott Jenks, Francie Johnson, Abby Kilpatrick,
Costume Designer......................... Mandy Parmeter ........... Barbara Kilpatrick, Kris Kuhn, Sue La Crosse,
Lighting Designer........................David R. Kilpatrick .. Jonathan Lamb, Allison Langer, Beth Mundinger,
Props Designer............... Marcina Losinski Lemmer .................Jeri Sebo, Theresa Smerud, Sheryl Smith,
Stage Manager...................................... Laura Weber ....... Nancy Solberg, Joanne Steele, Amanda Wiese,
Assistant Stage Manager........................ Sara Adams ....... Lorraine Wilson, Tami Wolden, Suzanne Young
Assistant to Stage Manager............... Jasmine Kratt Pit Orchestra.........Stephanie Brookman (flute/piccolo),
Light Board Operator.............................Tami Wolden .Rachel Pechacek (flute), Christine Stein (sax, clarinet,
Sound Board Operator............... Chris Scheuermann .. flute), Stephen Mann (sax, clarinet), Candace Brown
.......(sax, clarinet), Catherine McNamara (oboe, English
Light Hang Crew....... Dennis Dorman, Scott Jenks, .horn, clarinet, sax), Carly Felten (bari sax, bass clarinet),
.......Abby Kilpatrick, Mark Quamme, Kayla Shue . Bonny Fish (horn), Jamie Greenfield (trumpet), Tyler
......Krause (trumpet), Mike Snustead (trumpet), Kacie
Running Crew..... Dawn Anderson, Miranda Bauerly, ......Bauerly (trumpet), Brandon Martinez (trombone),
..........................Donna Buros Hanson, Melissa Kratt, .Charlie O’Brien (trombone/tuba), Dillon Hendrickson
.... Roland Kratt, Dominique Luecke, Dustin Luecke ............(drums), Alex Neitzke (percussion), Ansel Colby
......(percussion), Avery Blaha (guitar), Kathy Boarman
Set Construction............. Dennis Dorman, Chuck Link, .(cello), Anna Peterson (bass), Zeb Jandt (bass), Sarah
............................. Sharon Markee, Gary Mundinger, ......Leitzen (piano), Mary Blaha-DeBoer (piano/synth)
................................................Bob Raasch, Bill Spietz

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Production Staff Biographies

David R. Kilpatrick (Director/Lighting Anna Taylor (Choreographer) has been
Designer) notes that this production marks choreographing for LCT on and off since
the end of his fourth season at La Crosse 2006. She has choreographed for other
Community Theatre. He has had the joy of theatres and spent seven years teaching

directing and designing the lights for several productions. dance at Misty’s Dance Unlimited. Anna also is a director,
His most recent production was directing and costume choreographer, and vocal music teacher for the Logan
designing for LCT’s Theatre for Youth project Peter and Middle School, Logan High School, and La Crosse School
the Wolf with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. In District Summer Theatre Program. She would like to
addition, David serves as LCT’s executive director, as well thank her husband for his love and support while taking
as manager of Weber Center for the Performing Arts. His on two musicals at once and her sister Emma for being a
supportive and extremely patient family, Barbara and fantastic assistant throughout the rehearsal process!
Abigail, do not always love his schedule, but they still
break out into song when they see him. Marci Losinski Lemmer (Props
Designer) has held roles as Kate in
Peter Bosgraaf (Music Director) Brighton Beach Memoirs and Ethel Banks
graduated from Viterbo University with a in Barefoot in the Park. She also was
music education degree and has been the
choral music/theatre teacher at Aquinas stage manager for LCT’s The Dining Room. She is
grateful for the chance to contribute to another LCT show.
High School for the last 14 years. He enjoys directing
three mixed choirs as well as directing and producing two Dillon McArdle (Set Designer)
theatrical productions every year. This is his first LCT is LCT’s technical director. A Viterbo
production, and he is very excited to be working on this University alum, he enjoys building
fantastic show. He would like to thank his colleagues, things, grilling out with friends, and
friends, family, and students for their constant support
and understanding. blowing snow. He would like to thank his lovely wife,
Megan, who means the world to him. “Love ya, babe!”
Jeff Copp (Conductor) is director of bands
at La Crescent High School and teaches at Mandy Parmeter (Costume Designer)
Winona State University. He is in his tenth is in her seventh season at LCT. She
year at La Crescent and was selected as received her MFA in costume design in
May 2005 from the University of Nebraska-
2011 Teacher of the Year. Jeff conducted the Army Field
Band from Madison, WI, at the 2012 Conductors Art Lincoln. Her work has taken her from Oklahoma to
Workshop at UW-Platteville. He is returning to UW- Washington, Virginia, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Mandy
Madison’s Summer Music Clinic for a third year to direct and Greg are looking forward to their son, Benjamin,
middle school band, as well as jazz ensemble. Jeff is a growing up in the La Crosse community.
professor of bassoon at Winona State University and
performs with the Winona Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Laura Weber (Stage Manager) is a
Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band, as well as his senior at Viterbo University. She will be
professional woodwind quintet, Quintessence. graduating with a BFA in theatre with an
emphasis in stage management. For

previous productions she help build props for The Big
Friendly Giant, was assistant master electrican and
assistant props master for The Mystery of Edwin
Drood, and stage manager for On the Verge.

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Thank you to our 2013-2014 season sponsors!

Associated Bank Mueller Media
BrightStar Care Schomburg Refrigeration
The Casino Bar Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
Commercial A/V Systems State Bank Financial
Dairyland Power Cooperative Trust Point, Inc.
DigiCOPY United Fund for the Arts and Humanities
Festival Foods Vendi Advertising
Gundersen Health System Wisconsin Public Radio—WLSU/WHLA
Health Tradition Health Plan WXOW
Kwik Trip, Inc. Xcel Energy
La Crosse Public Education Foundation
La Crosse Radio Group LCT is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts
Logistics Health, Inc. Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National
Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare Endowment for the Arts.

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Like to Sing?

Then be our guest! Any Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.
You and your friends are welcome to “Join Us in Song.”
Harry J. Olson Center, 1607 North Street, La Crosse, WI 54603

La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen

P.O. Box 902, La Crosse, WI 54602 www.couleechordsmen.org
(608) 780-SING (7464)
[email protected]

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Proud to be one of this year’s La Crosse Community Theatre Media Sponsors
Our popular family of radio stations includes

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Thank you again to all of our volunteers!

If you or your group is looking for volunteer opportunities, we can use your help
this season! Call 608-784-9292 or visit www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.
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Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle ($2,500+) Actor’s Circle ($250-$499) Dave Bahr Charles and Mary Hosler
La Crosse Community Foundation Peter and Joan Allen Jason and Kelley Bahr Robert and Mary Hubbard
David Amborn and Karen Gilster John Baker Rollin and Connie Huebsch
Gretchen Guernsey Leigh Fund Sara and Chris Battison Tom and Mary Ballinger Dar and Darlene Isaacson
John and Linda Lyche Todd Bjerke and Karen Kroll Lynette Berg Dennis and Claire Jandt
Harriet A. Myers Dr. Neil and Jennifer Brown Joe and Candice Bucheger Owen and Francie Johnson
Wendy Butler Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb David and Barbara Kilpatrick
Director’s Circle Roy Campbell Cari and Mark Burmaster Michael and Beverly Kratt
($1,000-$2,499) Roger and Kenna Christians Robert and Gretchen Burns Cliff and Cheryl Kremmer
Anonymous (2) Robert Coe Frank and Kristi Cadwell Alan and Robin Krumholz
Tom and Jan Brock Tammy and Chad Dutton Jean Clark Dan and Vicky Kunz
Ursula Cejpek David and Barbara Foye Dorothy Coelin Fred and Janet Kusch
Donald and Barbara Frank Jim and Jo Glasser Bob and Kay Conzemius Dennis and Michelle LaRoche
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan David and Nancy Goode Gary and Susan Corbisier Henry and Beverly Lawrence
Kwik Trip, Inc. Ernest and Grace Hanson Michael and Rita Edmunds Bob and Jo Le Roy
Jerry and Kathy Lokken Mike and Cheri Herro Ted and Mary Jean Eisenbacher Pam Leibel
James Munn Chris and Jane Kerbaugh Tom Erb and Cece Caron Debbie Lejeune
Scott and Mary Rathgaber Peter and Krin Krause Ramon and Connie Erickson Ken and Nancy Lerum
Chuck and LuAnn Roth Michael and Carol Mader Carey Falkenberry Dr. Larry and Diane Lindesmith
Nancy and Andrew Matchett David and Teresa Faulkner Nancy Luedtke
Designer’s Circle Ken and Janine Merkitch Sandra Filla Beverly J. Mach
($500-$999) Barbara Rice Sally Friend Aurel and Sue Mailath
Henry (Bud) and Mabel Lou Ahrens Edward and Sheila Riley Mark and Nancy Goodman Mike and Sharon Markee
Chris and Vicki Born Brian and Karen Rude Roger and Charlotte Grant Stephen and Margeen Mau
Donna Brooks Dennis and Sharon Ryan David and Jennifer Grimsled Les and Rita Messerschmidt
Dr. John and Arla Clemons Mary Lansing and Daniel Schneider Peter and Janice Gutierrez Janeth and Gerald Miller
Ellen Conway Bill and Chris Smiley Larry and Erma Hafner Rich and Vicki Miller
Neale and Sheryl Horman Don Smith and Nancy Korn Smith Dennis and Donna Haggard Dr. Edward and Sally Miner
Hal and Julie Keitel Jim and Phyllis Warren John Halbrehder and Carolyn Randy Nelson
Martin and Jennifer Koop Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer Cyndy Nichols
Karl and Julie Noll Diekmann Tom and Lori Nigon
Leanna Olson-Taunt and Robert Taunt Promoter ($125-$249) Chuck and Cheryl Hanson Jon and Christi Nowland
Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Anonymous (4) Trish and Don Harkness Ron and Frieda Nowland
Jason Smith Jim and Mary Anderson Barbara Heili Tamara Nowland
Pamela and Richard Strauss James and Lynn Arends Donald and Kathy Hill Jack and Barb Peplinski
Walter and Jean Susdorf Arnold and Donna Asp Diane and Jim Hoffmeister
Vantage Architects, Inc. Jeff and Gale Bagstad Hon. Scott and Sue Horne (continued on page 24)
Ken and Jane Wastlund Mary Jean Hoscheit

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Looking Back . . . Issue 15
May 9, 2014
A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Past Shows

Final issue of our

50th Anniversary
Celebration!

2000 Putting

This era to the present saw more firsts, Together
including the first live radio broadcast, The
Invisible Man. The musical Playing the You hear about the next LCT play,
Palace, by local playwright James Merillat, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and decide to get
made its world premiere. The Dawn M. tickets. The night of the performance, you
Enders Theatre Building Fund was settle into your seat, eager to be entertained.
founded, theatre supporters celebrated the The curtain opens and throughout the
40th season with a Founders’ Night party, evening you are amazed by the sets/props,
and Allen Ebert became artistic managing lighting, costumes, music, choreography,
director in 2005. LCCT’s image was and actors—everything you can see, hear,
updated, and the acronym changed to LCT. and experience. But have you ever wondered
Continuing the drive for excellence, The how many people and what else it takes to
Angels of Lemnos; The Seventh Monarch; put it all together—just what goes on behind
The Women of Lockerbie; Almost, Maine; the scenes? Please read your program to see
and Macbeth all received WACT/AACT the lists of everyone who worked diligently to
awards. The Fantasticks traveled to Japan stage Millie, and turn the page to read about
and received the People’s Choice Award. someof theirchallenges.
Greg Parmeter was hired as artistic
director in 2008, and David R. Kilpatrick
was hired as executive director in 2010.The
Weber Center for the Performing Arts was
dedicated in 2013.

Looking back as we move forward, it is
clear that LCT has built a strong foundation

for more remarkable achievements.
CONGRATULATIONS!

Set Design/Construction
Below: Tim Harris,
Assistant Technical
Director,builds a wall with
windows
R: Dennis Dorman,
volunteer, sands the
edges of one of five
tables used in Millie

Above: Gary Mundinger,
volunteer/board member,
creates the Hotel Priscilla sign

L: Dillon McArdle,
technical director, assembles

the Sincere Trust sign

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Dillon McArdle began designing the

Millie set in mid-March. Asked if it posed any unique challenges, he replied,
“The fact that the play requires so many different locations that are only
used once made it difficult to design. I had to come up with different ways
to reduce the amount of scenery for budgetary and time restrictions. This
show is actually designed to showcase the fly system.” He used 1,500
pounds of steel in the set.

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR Jeff Copp: “The tap dancing
numbers are full of energy and precision, and sound like the
most severe hailstorm ever from the vantage point of the pit
orchestra. I am proud of the talented and giving volunteer
musicians and humbled by their hard work and commitment.”

Director David R. Kilpatrick says “One of the biggest challenges doing a

musical is the number of artists involved, each with a vision for the play. The
choreographer and musical director expand the viewpoints, requiring greater skill
to mesh the individual specialties into a cohesive whole. Directors are not always
able to find performers who can do it all—singing/dancing/acting. Therefore, you
work hard during rehearsals to develop untapped talent. The biggest difference
between directing Wizard of Oz and Millie is the dance requirements. Oz had just
a couple of numbers; Millie has seven major dances, which include tap and jazz.”

Lighting Design: David also is doing lights and says, “The difference in

lighting a musical compared to a straight play is primarily the number of cues.
For a straight play, you use the lights to set the mood, and only when the
time/day changes do the lights need to change. With a musical, every number
has several changes to supplement the music and dancing. To compare,
The Dining Room had 21 light cues, Wizard of Oz had 257, and Millie has 300.”

L to R: Mandy, Jeri Sebo,
Lorraine Wilson

Barb Costume Shirley
Burchell Design & Huhn

Construction

COSTUME DESIGNER Mandy Parmeter Katya Carter, Francie Johnson

started sketching designs as early as February. “In
designing 1920s costumes, it is difficult to get the
right proportion and feel on a variety of body types
because of the style’s lack of shape. These are some
of the most challenging designs I have given
volunteers (averaging five people each day) due to
the many different style lines that had to be placed
in intricate designs and then secured. Of the 100+
costumes in the show, we constructed 50 from
scratch. In addition to all of the alterations and
creation of accessories, over 225 yards of fabric was
purchased in addition to pieces pulled from stock.“

“My best experience as a director was having the opportunity
to work in an amazing community with wonderful people. I

loved watching them grow and discover their hidden talents.
The most memorable and amazing people were the Board of
Directors and volunteers who made the theatre flourish and,
of course, Don Weber, who agreed to help make LCT’s new
home a reality.

The first LCT show I directed (When We Were Alive) had a

Alan Ebert four-person cast requiring two actors to play multiple roles.
One week prior to opening, Deborah Nerud hurt her back
DIRECTOR and was unable to perform. “The show must go on,” as they
2005-2008 say, so Kelly Galvin graciously stepped in. With only five
days to learn lines, blocking, and choreography, she nailed it!

If I hadn't told the audience that she had limited rehearsal

time, they probably wouldn't have known. I discovered a new
level of commitment from that cast. My last show was The
Sound of Music.” An added highlight during this time was a

visit from Daniel Truhitte, who played Rolfe, the Nazi soldier
and boyfriend to eldest daughter Liesl.

“LCT was a great experience because it was an opportunity to meet and work with
amazing individuals, people who care about the arts and how it enriches a
community. LCT is a great community theatre and well recognized statewide and
nationally. I was honored to be a part of the organization.”

It’s all history!

And now, so is our program insert. As our 50th season comes to an end, I want

to extend my deepest gratitude to the History Committee. For the past two years,

its members have dedicated countless hours to bring you reviews of past

productions, bits and pieces of our past, and enlighten you as to what it takes to

bring theatrical entertainment to LCT’s stage. I hope we have revived some

memories for you, taught you something new, or somehow tickled your fancy to

entice you to get involved. -----Thanks-----

Sally Cremer, for without what she did 50 years ago, we couldn’t do what we do

today; Anne Drecktrah and Colleen Kavanaugh for their amazing memory and

indispensable knowledge; Suzanne Young for her artistic talent in helping

design program inserts; Eric Severson for reviewing our designs and offering

creative ideas; Dick Sartz for his willingness to review, edit, and share his

memories; and Julia Steinke Saterbak for her expert organization of our

archives. Talk about knowing LCT’s history—our committee has over 300

combined years with LCT!

As we begin our next 50 years, thank you all for what you do and give—on and
off stage—and especially our audiences, who give us a reason to keep doing
what we do. Regardless of their role or task, every volunteer has contributed to
LCT’s growth and longevity. I pray that the second half-century will bring people

with the same dedication, generosity, and insight. Without everyone, we couldn’t
enjoy our present surroundings and success. God Bless!

Sharon Markee, LCT History Committee Chair

Insert concept by LCT History Committee, design by Sharon Markee

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Patron Donor List

(continued from page 18) Bruce and Jerrilyn Brewer Nancy Johnson
Dianna Brown Robert A. and Christine A. Johnson
Promoter ($125-$249) Gale Bruessel Mark and Sharon Jolivette
Robert and Patricia Perlock Mark Brumm Mike and Clarice Kammel
Effie Piper Gary and Mary Bubbers Rose Ann Kazmierczak
Marianne and Galen Pittman Catherine and Tim Bulera Bob and Mary Kelemen
Tom and Kathy Ready Tony and Violet Capaul Rich Maresh and Joan Keller-Maresh
Ann Rigden Willard and Ann Carlow Paul and Karen Klas
Cameron and Carlene Roberts Debra and Tom Clanin Ms. Marlene Kohner
Kirk and Nancy Rodman Mark and Jeanne Connelly Keith and Kimberly Krejchik
Roger and Pat Roslansky Joe and Denise DeBonville Michael Kruse
Sam and Lisa Sauer Barbara Decker Peter Kujawa
Josh and Anne Saylor Jolene DeMaiffe Paul and Kimberly Lansing
Pete and Nancy Sedbrook Bob DiNicola Russel and Sandra Lee
Jim and Linda Sherwood Stanley and Sue Dwyer Tom and Jenelle Lee
SherwoodEd and Laurie Solberg Gary and Lu Anne Ekern Steve and Karen Lind
Greg and Joan Stellrecht Eldon and Fran Ellefson Claude and Carolyn Lindeman
Peter and Judy Stuber Daryl and Nancy Ertl Charles and Wendy Linnell
Tom Schauer and Maureen Sullivan Dr. Todd and Mary Jo Fetsch Steve and Cheryl Loehr
Brian and Diane Sullivan Harold Flemke and Be Facteau Wes and Karen Mack
Miriam and Ed Tanke Dennis and Lauri Ford Ron Malzer and Margaret Dihlmann-
Marge and Bill Terry Adam and Robyn Foye
Terry and Cheryl Thienes Joseph and Joan Francois Malzer
Suzanne and Joseph Toce Robert and Maureen Freedland In Honor of the Anniversary of
Lill A. Twining Marla French
Alex and Jackie Vaver William and Sarah Goff Bill and Jo Ellen Mapp
Stephen and Katherine Webster Bill and Mary Graumann Robert and Diane Marcou
Ross and Lynn Marie West Merri Jo Guggenbuehl Edith McBain
David and Yvonne Whiteman In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Lorraine McIlraith
Ray and Joyce Wichelt Lloyd H. and Evelyn G. Miller
Gary and Debra Wold Charles and Carmen Gustafson Mike and Sandi Miller
Margaret and Daryl Wood Family Chuck and Carmen Gustafson Sally Miller
Mr. Ken Wortman (In Memory of Jean) Rev. Ronald and Merle Gustafson In Honor of the 70th Birthday of
Frances I. Young James Hanesworth
Natalie Hartigan Howard Mills
Supporter ($75-$124) David and Jo Ellen Hartman Howard and Nancy Mills
Anonymous (6) Helen M. Heiser Mary Monsoor
Frank and Jenny Aberger James and Barbara Hemker Sandi Moser
Robert and Laurel Allen Jerry and Diane Hoch Les and Helen Munson
Norma Anderson John and Linda Hoehn Curtis and Marcia Murray
Jack and Donna Anderson Maria Holley Kelly Nedvidek
Mark and Linda Backer Russell and Katie Holman Kenneth and Carmin Nelson
Lori and Gabi Bagniewski George and Jackie Horihan Sonja Nelson
Jean Bassett Dale and Christine Howard Ed and Corine Neuman
Dorothy Baures Ray and Joanne Hubley Rudy and Cherie Nigl
Kay Baumann Florence Hyatt Becky Nommensen
Clark and Margaret Berg Jeff and Amanda Jackson Joseph and Claudia O`Keefe
William and Cindy Berg Jan and Lynn Jarvinen Jim and Mary Olson
Nancy Borgen Jo Ann Jenkins Todd and Deb Ondell
Clem and Karol Bott Norman Jerome Paul and Judy Onsrud
Judy Brennan Florence Overgard
Ann Padesky

(continued on page 26)

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Patron Donor List

(continued from page 24) Glenn and Lila Seager Kathy Thompson
Jeri Sebo Bill and Pam Thrune
Supporter ($75-$124) Sandy Sechrest Barbara and Jerry Tripp
Elsie Patterson Wendy and John Severson Caroline Trueblood
Richard H. Pearse III Jane Symicek Tony and Patrice Vander Wielen
Patrick and Susanne Peck Lori Slungaard Jo Voight
Bonnie Pederson Charlie and Lynn Smader David and Laura Wagner
Dennis and Lois Peterson Arlene Smith Kathleen Wagner
Larry and Mariann Peterson Robert Smith and Elizabeth Wright Colleen Walsh
Jarrod and Sherry Picha Martin and Ruby Smith Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wetterling
Carleen Poellinger and Paul Brown Mark and Carol Solyst Richard and Judy Williams
Mr. Robert Raasch Dick and Pat Spencer Paul and Linda Starr Winans
Jim and Carol Reider Dan and Janice Springer Ed and Sharon Winga
Michael and Cynthia Renken Lee and Ann Stansbury Kevin and Marla Withey
Todd and Eva Marie Restel Dave and Debbie Stark Harvey and Pat Witzenburg
Ms. Arlene Rhode Paul and Jane Steingraeber Leon and Kay Wolfe
Ken Schelper and Jen Roberdeau Pat and Joanne Stephens Jane Wood
Curt and Bev Ruston Wally and Betty Stoll Maureen Worden
Jim and Elaine Schauls Carole R. Strittmater Jim and Marilyn Wuttke
Dave and Heather Schlichte Carol Taebel Mark and Debra Zellmer
Doris and John Schwingle Kim Tate Thomas and Kay Zibrowski
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LCT Staff & Board

STAFF MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Horne
Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Parmeter
Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle First Vice-President. . . . . . . . . Nancy Wigdahl Sedbrook
Costume Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mandy Parmeter
Director of Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Severson Second Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Director of Youth Theatre. . . . . Rebecca Seflow Hartzell
Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Jenks Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dar Isaacson
Box Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Anderson
Box Office Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . April Brown, Karissa Kostka Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan McDonald-Conroy
Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer
Usher Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Dawidowski Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenna Christians
Marketing Intern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Gates . . . . . . . . . . J. Michael Hartigan, Mary Isaacs, Charles Link,
. . . . . . . . . Gary Mundinger, Brian K. Murphy, Randy Nelson,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Noll, Wayne Oliver

Weber Center Staff & Board

STAFF MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard B. Artman
Weber Center Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Roth
House Managers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Brown, Erica Bush, Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenna Christians
. . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Dawidowski, Ryan Knox, Barry McKnight Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
Concessions Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Krieg-Sigman (mgr), M. ary Ann Gschwind, fspa; J. Michael Hartigan; Jim Warren
. . . . Cassie George, Nick Matthews, Scott Ott, Michael Sigman

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Thank you
to the
Russell L. and Vera M.
Smith Foundation
for its generous support and

sponsorship this season

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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.

Seat Reservations Phone Calls

All seats should be reserved in advance, including those for Parents, please leave your seat numbers with your babysitter. If
season ticket holders. Reservations for the general public begin they need to reach you during the performance, we will do our
approximately two weeks before the opening of each show; best. We do not interrupt the performance to page people for
for season ticket holders about three weeks before the show. phone calls.
Patron Donors (who have made an additional donation of $75
or more per season) may reserve seats at any time. Season Flowers
ticket holders may purchase two additional tickets for guests
for each season ticket purchased, and must be for the same per- Giving flowers to cast members while on stage is inappropriate.
formance the season ticket holder is attending. If you forget or Flowers may be left in the box office for the stage manager
are somehow prevented from reserving your seats on time, we to deliver or you may hand them to the cast member once he
will do our best to help you find seats. However, seats are not or she is out of costume. Audience members are not allowed
guaranteed once public ticket sales begin. There are no refunds. backstage. If you wish to meet with a cast or crew member after
Please call the box office at 784-9292 if you have questions. the show, please wait for them in the auditorium or lobby.

Need to Exchange Your Tickets? Bad Weather Policy

• All ticket exchanges must be done in person at the box office It is the policy of La Crosse Community Theatre not to cancel
if your tickets have been printed. performances due to bad weather. As a result, we urge our
ticket holders to make every effort to attend the performance
• There is a $1.00 per ticket exchange fee. for which they hold tickets. Should this prove impossible, please
• Tickets may only be exchanged for another performance of call the box office as soon as possible before the performance
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. Babies and Small Children
• In case of emergency, we may (at our discretion) allow the
We welcome children old enough to enjoy our productions.
customer to use his or her tickets on another night if tickets For the comfort of all audience members, we ask that children
are available. These tickets may not be reserved ahead of under 4 not attend productions. Regardless of age, all members
time. The ticket exchange fee still applies. of the audience must have a ticket for admission.

Unable to Use Your Tickets? Late Seating Policy

Sorry, all sales are final. There are no refunds. Please return your We strive to begin performances on time. Please allow plenty
unused tickets at least 24 hours in advance of the production of time to find the theatre and to take your seat. If you arrive
date to receive a receipt for a tax-deductible donation. 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.

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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