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Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie show program

La Crosse Community Theatre presents

Sponsored by


February 14–March 2, 2014

Executive Director’s Note

Tuesdays with Morrie continues our collectively, are honored here, as a reminder
50-year-old tradition of bringing of the gratitude owed them.” The Veterans
community theatre to La Crosse and the Studio Theatre is a special performance space

surrounding areas. A tradition that began with tremendous flexibility that presents

with a few volunteers acting on the premise a plethora of experiences for both the

that La Crosse was ready for a community performers and the audiences. We hope that

theatre —“theatre by the community for today’s performance honors all of the goals

the community.” If we were to list all of for this theatre.

the volunteers who have worked In showing our appreciation
at LCT, this program would be a
phone book. Please know that for others, I must not forget
without the contributions,
sacrifices, and commitment You believe in to thank someone very
of every individual— quality theatre, important to LCT’s
whether they volunteered
once or have been a part continued success: YOU.
of the community theatre
since the very first show— and you know You have a number of
we would not be here today
presenting this show. On that LCT will choices on where to spend
behalf of the board of directors, always give you your time and money, and
the staff, and all of the volunteers you choose LCT. You bravely
working today, thank you! its best. attend performances and

not all of them are what

you were expecting, but you

continue to support LCT. You

believe in quality theatre, and you

know that LCT will always give you its best.

Today you are sitting in our Veterans Studio For everything you do for LCT, thank you.

Theatre, dedicated on November 11, 2013, for See you at the theatre!
“the men and women of the United States

armed forces have fought bravely to protect

the freedoms enjoyed in this great nation.”

This studio was given to veterans because David R. Kilpatrick,
“their incredible sacrifices, individually and Executive Director

Save the Date!

LCT’s Patron Gala
Saturday, April 5, 2014

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A proud sponsor of this production




We believe that art should be accessible
to our entire community. That is why
Associated supports musicians, artists and
actors across the region.  We are proud to
set the stage for stars to shine.

Dan Radtke
VP, Senior Financial Consultant
Associated Investment Services, Inc.
[email protected]

(9/13) 4465

La Crosse Community Theatre and Associated Bank present

TuesdayMsitcWh Alibtomh’s Morrie
By Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Based on the book by Mitch Albom

Directed by

Greg Parmeter

Set Designer Lighting Designer Costume Designer

Dillon Tim Mandy
McArdle Harris Parmeter

Sound Co-Designers Stage Manager

Greg Parmeter Samantha
Christopher Scheuermann Abplanalp

Original New York production produced by David S. Singer, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Joey Parnes,
Amy & Scott Nederlander, Harold Thau, Moira Wilson, Shadowcatcher Entertainment.

Originally presented by New York Stage and Film Company and the Powerhouse Theatre
at Vassar College, 2002.

Tuesdays with Morrie was supported by a playwright’s residency and public staged readings at the 2001
O’Neill National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT.
“The Very Thought of You”
Words and Music by Ray Noble
Copyright © 1934 by Range Road Music, Inc. and Quartet Music
All rights in the USA administered by Range Road Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights in Canada administered by Redwood Music Ltd. (PRS)

Tuesdays with Morrie is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Cast of Characters
Mitch Albom.............................Brandon Harris Morrie Schwartz...........................Steve Larson

Voice of Janine................................. Sara Meyer

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa Smerud and Krissa Harnish, Bethany
Lutheran Homes, Boyer’s Budget Furniture, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, King Furniture, the Viterbo
University Theatre Department, Megan McArdle, and Tom Wright.

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Director’s Note

Tuesdays With Morrie their part in helping me become the person I am.
Therefore, I would like to thank:
February 14–March 2, 2014
LCT’s 50th season – 337th production Mrs. Lance, for being my first real teacher and
making school an exciting place to be.
The Teaching Goes On Mrs. Cassidy, for helping me find my place in a
new school.
“Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw Mrs. Dinan, for being the toughest, most
you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with demanding and most caring teacher I’ve ever met.
wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine?” Mrs. McGirr, for teaching me that I should
Mitch Albom was blessed to have Morrie Schwartz as never be ashamed to know something or be too
his teacher, both as an undergrad at Brandeis and as embarrassed to ask when I don’t know.
a student of life. One of Morrie’s favorite aphorisms Mitch Gaffer, for the gift of meaningful
was that death ends a life, not a relationship. What he communication.
didn’t anticipate was that death doesn’t necessarily Mr. Peterson, for reminding me that music is
end the ability to form a new relationship, either, and supposed to be fun.
thanks to Mr. Albom, Morrie Schwartz has become Michael Shiller, for recognizing raw talent and
a teacher to millions, sharing his wisdom, wit and helping to shape it.
understanding of the human condition, from beyond Dr. Art Marmorstein and Dr. Ric Dias, for
the grave. pushing me to write better, think better and
While working on this play, I have spent a great deal embrace the rigors of research.
of time thinking about the teachers who have had a Stan Brown, Harris Smith, and Virginia Smith
positive and lasting impact on my life. I am delighted for helping me find my voice, use my physical
to discover that the list turned out to be much longer gifts and learn the meaning of professionalism.
than I realized. I am still in contact with many of Daniel Yurgaitis, who is the reason that I am the
these teachers; others I haven’t spoken to in years, artist I am today.
but I think the time is appropriate to thank them for I could thank many more, and I plan to whenever
possible. If nothing else, I hope that you will take
this opportunity to think back on the teachers whom
you have had. I hope that, like Mitch, it isn’t too late
for you to thank that person for making a difference
in your life. But even if it is too late to talk to those
teachers face to face, as long as you remember and live
the lessons they taught you, then they will have made
a difference to every person whose life you touch.

Greg Parmeter, Director

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Cast Biographies

BRANDON HARRIS Also, I want to thank all of the undervalued,
(Mitch Albom) says his first overworked teachers out there who continue
encounter with Tuesdays to make lasting impressions on kids’hearts
with Morrie was“back in as well as their minds.”
1999 in Mr. Stanke’s English “Finally, thank you to my family and friends
Seminar class. The book for their perpetual love and support. Enjoy
generated many interesting the show.”
discussions, and the class was so affected by
the book that we made T-shirts that read Schwartz) says that the
‘Weekdays with Stanke.’I remember first play he was cast in
highlighting, underlining, and making notes while at university was a
in the margins of that book about all the bits two-person piece called,
of wisdom crammed into it. I would like to Minnesota Moon by John
thank Mike Stanke for that experience.” Olive. “It foreshadowed
“This story is about the meaning of life and things to come. Since then there have
about the process of death, but, at its heart, been a number of two-person shows
I think it’s about teachers. Great teachers. along the way, including California
Teachers who teach beyond the curriculum. I Suite, The Boor, Talley’s Folly, and
was lucky enough to have one of those great Greater Tuna. There is something unique
teachers. Paul Gulsvig has been an inspira- and somewhat unsettling about the
tion to me since I first met him. He was an two-person play form, but all have been
excellent high school music teacher, but he quite the adventure.”
was an even better life teacher. Thank you
to him for teaching me more than music.

Production and Design Staff

Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Parmeter Stage Manager . . . . . . . . Samantha Abplanalp
Scenic Designer/Technical Director . Dillon McArdle
Lighting Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris Set Construction and Painting. . Sharon Markee,
Costume Designer. . . . . . . . . . Mandy Parmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gary Mundinger, Bob Raasch
Sound Designers. . Christopher Scheuermann, Stage Crew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Lunstad
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Parmeter

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Production Staff Biographies

Greg Parmeter (Director/Sound Samantha Abplanalp (Stage Manager)
Designer) earned his MFA from the Johnny works at Inland Label and enjoys
Carson School of Theatre and Film at the volunteering with LCT and spending time
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His acting with her family. She has volunteered with

credits include seasons with the Nebraska Repertory LCT on a number of shows, including Bus Stop, Leading
Theatre, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Northern Ladies, Leaving Iowa, and The Wizard of Oz, as well as
Fort Playhouse and a tour with the Hampstead Stage Pirates of the Chemotherapy and Nunset Boulevard
Company. Greg is in his sixth season with LCT. He thanks elsewhere. Sam thanks her family—and especially Jim—
Mandy and Ben for their love and support. for all their support.

Dillon McArdle (Set Designer) is LCT’s Thank you for your support of
technical director. A Viterbo University La Crosse Community Theatre!
alum, he enjoys building things, grilling
out with friends, and blowing snow. He

would like to thank his lovely wife, Megan, who means
the world to him. “Love ya, babe!”

Tim Harris (Lighting Designer) is assistant
technical director for the Weber Center for
the Performing Arts. He has appeared on
stage in several LCT plays, including The

Producers, Almost, Maine, and Blood Brothers. Tim also
has volunteered in a variety of backstage capacities,
including on set crews, building sets and running light and
sound boards. He looks forward to the day when he can
spend quality time with just the right person.

Mandy Parmeter (Costume Designer) is
in her seventh season at LCT. She received
her MFA in costume design in May 2005 from
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work

has taken her from Oklahoma to Washington, Virginia,
Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Mandy and Greg are looking
forward to their son, Benjamin, growing up in the La Crosse

Christopher Scheuermann (Sound
Designer) is production coordinator for the
Viterbo Fine Arts Center, as well as owner/
operator of the record label Peregrin Sound.

Chris has a lengthy resume of sound design experience in La
Crosse. At Viterbo University, he designed Plain and Fancy,
Tartuffe, The Importance of Being Earnest, How to
Succeed in Business without Really Trying, and Great
Expectations. Chris especially enjoyed being sound
designer for Almost, Maine and Macbeth at LCT because
he was encouraged to compose new music.“These are rare
opportunities for me to be creative,”says Chris.

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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
(608) 780-SING (7464)
[email protected]

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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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Proud to be one of this year’s La Crosse Community Theatre Media Sponsors
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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
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Before you go . . .

Reserve your seats—or purchase additional tickets—for Guys on Ice.

Performances in the Lyche Theatre Act today or wait to reserve tickets until

March 14-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. Patron Donors: Any time
March 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Season ticket holders: Feb. 17, 2014
Theatre PG
General Public: Feb. 24, 2014

Adults: $26 (Fri/Sat); $22 (Thu/matinees)
Students/Military: $12

LCT Staff & Board

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

Weber Center Staff & Board

Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard B. Artman
Weber Center Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Roth
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur Neville-Neil Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenna Christians
House Managers. . . . . . April Brown, Sharon Dawidowski, Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Knox, Barry McKnight .Mary Ann Gschwind, fspa; J. Michael Hartigan; Jim Warren
Concessions Staff. Kelly Krieg-Sigman (mgr), Cassie George,
. . . . . . .Sam Jinsky, Nick Matthews, Scott Ott, Michael Sigman

Enjoy the show!

Enjoy dinner before the performance or dessert and coffee afterward.
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Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle ($2,500+) Actor’s Circle ($250-$499) Jason and Kelley Bahr Charles and Mary Hosler
La Crosse Community Foundation Peter and Joan Allen John Baker Robert and Mary Hubbard
David Amborn and Karen Gilster Tom and Mary Ballinger Rollin and Connie Huebsch
Gretchen Guernsey Leigh Fund Sara and Chris Battison Lynette Berg Dar and Darlene Isaacson
John and Linda Lyche Todd Bjerke and Karen Kroll Joe and Candice Bucheger Dennis and Claire Jandt
Harriet A. Myers Wendy Butler Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb Owen and Francie Johnson
Roy Campbell Cari and Mark Burmaster David and Barbara Kilpatrick
Director’s Circle Roger and Kenna Christians Robert and Gretchen Burns Michael and Beverly Kratt
($1,000-$2,499) Robert Coe Frank and Kristi Cadwell Cliff and Cheryl Kremmer
Anonymous (2) Tammy and Chad Dutton Jean Clark Alan and Robin Krumholz
Tom and Jan Brock David and Barbara Foye Dorothy Coelin Dan and Vicky Kunz
Ursula Cejpek Jim and Jo Glasser Bob and Kay Conzemius Fred and Janet Kusch
Donald and Barbara Frank David and Nancy Goode Gary and Susan Corbisier Dennis and Michelle LaRoche
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan Ernest and Grace Hanson Michael and Rita Edmunds Henry and Beverly Lawrence
Kwik Trip, Inc. Mike and Cheri Herro Ted and Mary Jean Eisenbacher Bob and Jo Le Roy
Jerry and Kathy Lokken Chris and Jane Kerbaugh Tom Erb and Cece Caron Pam Leibel
James Munn Peter and Krin Krause Ramon and Connie Erickson Debbie Lejeune
Scott and Mary Rathgaber Michael and Carol Mader Carey Falkenberry Ken and Nancy Lerum
Chuck and LuAnn Roth Nancy and Andrew Matchett David and Teresa Faulkner Dr. Larry and Diane Lindesmith
Ken and Janine Merkitch Sandra Filla Nancy Luedtke
Designer’s Circle Barbara Rice Sally Friend Beverly J. Mach
($500-$999) Edward and Sheila Riley Mark and Nancy Goodman Aurel and Sue Mailath
Henry (Bud) and Mabel Lou Ahrens Brian and Karen Rude Roger and Charlotte Grant Mike and Sharon Markee
Chris and Vicki Born Dennis and Sharon Ryan David and Jennifer Grimsled Stephen and Margeen Mau
Donna Brooks Mary Lansing and Daniel Schneider Peter and Janice Gutierrez Les and Rita Messerschmidt
Dr. John and Arla Clemons Bill and Chris Smiley Larry and Erma Hafner Janeth and Gerald Miller
Ellen Conway Don Smith and Nancy Korn Smith Dennis and Donna Haggard Rich and Vicki Miller
Neale and Sheryl Horman Jim and Phyllis Warren John Halbrehder and Carolyn Dr. Edward and Sally Miner
Hal and Julie Keitel Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer Randy Nelson
Martin and Jennifer Koop Diekmann Cyndy Nichols
Karl and Julie Noll Promoter ($125-$249) Chuck and Cheryl Hanson Tom and Lori Nigon
Leanna Olson-Taunt and Robert Taunt Anonymous (4) Trish and Don Harkness Jon and Christi Nowland
Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Jim and Mary Anderson Barbara Heili Ron and Frieda Nowland
Jason Smith James and Lynn Arends Donald and Kathy Hill Tamara Nowland
Pamela and Richard Strauss Arnold and Donna Asp Diane and Jim Hoffmeister Jack and Barb Peplinski
Walter and Jean Susdorf Jeff and Gale Bagstad Hon. Scott and Sue Horne
Vantage Architects, Inc. Dave Bahr Mary Jean Hoscheit (continued on page 22)
Ken and Jane Wastlund

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Looking Back . . . Issue 13
February 14, 2014

A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Past Shows

Note: For most of its history, La Crosse Community Theatre was known by the acronym LCCT. In January 2007, it changed to LCT along with a new logo.

Patron Donor List

(continued from page 16) Catherine and Tim Bulera Keith and Kimberly Krejchik Ms. Arlene Rhode
Tony and Violet Capaul Michael Kruse Ken Schelper and Jen Roberdeau
Promoter ($125-$249) Willard and Ann Carlow Peter Kujawa Curt and Bev Ruston
Robert and Patricia Perlock Debra and Tom Clanin Paul and Kimberly Lansing Jim and Elaine Schauls
Effie Piper Joe and Denise DeBonville Russel and Sandra Lee Dave and Heather Schlichte
Marianne and Galen Pittman Barbara Decker Tom and Jenelle Lee Doris and John Schwingle
Tom and Kathy Ready Jolene DeMaiffe Steve and Karen Lind Schmocker Financial Services
Ann Rigden Bob DiNicola Claude and Carolyn Lindeman Glenn and Lila Seager
Cameron and Carlene Roberts Stanley and Sue Dwyer Charles and Wendy Linnell Jeri Sebo
Kirk and Nancy Rodman Gary and Lu Anne Ekern Steve and Cheryl Loehr Sandy Sechrest
Roger and Pat Roslansky Eldon and Fran Ellefson Wes and Karen Mack Wendy and John Severson
Sam and Lisa Sauer Daryl and Nancy Ertl Ron Malzer and Margaret Dihlmann- Jane Symicek
Josh and Anne Saylor Dr. Todd and Mary Jo Fetsch Lori Slungaard
Pete and Nancy Sedbrook Harold Flemke and Be Facteau Malzer Charlie and Lynn Smader
Ed and Laurie Solberg Dennis and Lauri Ford In Honor of the Anniversary of Arlene Smith
Greg and Joan Stellrecht Adam and Robyn Foye Robert Smith and Elizabeth Wright
Peter and Judy Stuber Joseph and Joan Francois Bill and Jo Ellen Mapp Martin and Ruby Smith
Tom Schauer and Maureen Sullivan Robert and Maureen Freedland Robert and Diane Marcou Mark and Carol Solyst
Brian and Diane Sullivan Marla French Edith McBain Dick and Pat Spencer
Miriam and Ed Tanke William and Sarah Goff Lorraine McIlraith Dan and Janice Springer
Marge and Bill Terry Bill and Mary Graumann Lloyd H. and Evelyn G. Miller Lee and Ann Stansbury
Terry and Cheryl Thienes Merri Jo Guggenbuehl Mike and Sandi Miller Dave and Debbie Stark
Suzanne and Joseph Toce In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Sally Miller Paul and Jane Steingraeber
Lill A. Twining In Honor of the 70th Birthday of Pat and Joanne Stephens
Stephen and Katherine Webster Charles and Carmen Gustafson Wally and Betty Stoll
Ross and Lynn Marie West Chuck and Carmen Gustafson Howard Mills Carole R. Strittmater
David and Yvonne Whiteman Rev. Ronald and Merle Gustafson Howard and Nancy Mills Carol Taebel
Ray and Joyce Wichelt James Hanesworth Mary Monsoor Kim Tate
Gary and Debra Wold Natalie Hartigan Sandi Moser Kathy Thompson
Margaret and Daryl Wood Family David and Jo Ellen Hartman Les and Helen Munson Bill and Pam Thrune
Mr. Ken Wortman (In Memory of Jean) Helen M. Heiser Curtis and Marcia Murray Barbara and Jerry Tripp
James and Barbara Hemker Kelly Nedvidek Tony and Patrice Vander Wielen
Supporter ($75-$124) Jerry and Diane Hoch Kenneth and Carmin Nelson Alex and Jackie Vaver
Anonymous (6) John and Linda Hoehn Sonja Nelson Jo Voight
Frank and Jenny Aberger Maria Holley Ed and Corine Neuman David and Laura Wagner
Robert and Laurel Allen Russell and Katie Holman Rudy and Cherie Nigl Kathleen Wagner
Norma Anderson George and Jackie Horihan Becky Nommensen Colleen Walsh
Jack and Donna Anderson Dale and Christine Howard Joseph and Claudia O`Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wetterling
Mark and Linda Backer Ray and Joanne Hubley Jim and Mary Olson Richard and Judy Williams
Lori and Gabi Bagniewski Florence Hyatt Todd and Deb Ondell Paul and Linda Starr Winans
Jean Bassett Jeff and Amanda Jackson Paul and Judy Onsrud Ed and Sharon Winga
Dorothy Baures Jan and Lynn Jarvinen Florence Overgard Kevin and Marla Withey
Kay Baumann Jo Ann Jenkins Ann Padesky Harvey and Pat Witzenburg
Clark and Margaret Berg Norman Jerome Elsie Patterson Leon and Kay Wolfe
William and Cindy Berg Nancy Johnson Richard H. Pearse III Jane Wood
Nancy Borgen Robert A. and Christine A. Johnson Patrick and Susanne Peck Maureen Worden
Clem and Karol Bott Mark and Sharon Jolivette Bonnie Pederson Jim and Marilyn Wuttke
Judy Brennan Mike and Clarice Kammel Dennis and Lois Peterson Frances I. Young
Bruce and Jerrilyn Brewer Rose Ann Kazmierczak Larry and Mariann Peterson Mark and Debra Zellmer
Dianna Brown Bob and Mary Kelemen Jarrod and Sherry Picha Thomas and Kay Zibrowski
Gale Bruessel Rich Maresh and Joan Keller-Maresh Carleen Poellinger and Paul Brown
Mark Brumm Paul and Karen Klas Mr. Robert Raasch
Gary and Mary Bubbers Ms. Marlene Kohner Jim and Carol Reider
Michael and Cynthia Renken
Todd and Eva Marie Restel

Call the LSO office at 608.783.2121 LYRIC MASTERS:
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NOW! Nov. 23, 2013

Guest Artist: La Crosse Dance Centre
Dec. 21, 2013

Guest Artist: Tracey Engelman – Soprano

Feb. 1, 2014
Guest Artist: Maria Bachmann – Violin

Mar. 8, 2014

Guest Artist: Rising Starts Concerto Competition Winners

April 5, 2014

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

sponsorship this season

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc. | Gundersen Clinic, Ltd.

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season announcement

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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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