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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life show program

December 10–19, 2010

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From the stage and auditorium of Studio A
in Manhattan, New York, December 1947,


Playhouse of the Air


It’s a Wonderful Life
Our Host
Freddie Filmore

With special guest stars The WBFR Playhouse of the Air Acting Company includes

Jake Laurents Mickey Chops Jimmy Dalton

as George Bailey as Young George, as Harry Bailey, Bert, Nick,

Sally Applewhite Tommy, et al Schultz, Bridgekeeper, et al

as Mary Hatch James Pricker Eddie Peckarsky

Harry “Jazzbo” as Young Harry, as Mr. Gower, Ernie,
Pete, et al Old Man Collins, et al
as Clarence the Angel
Saundrah Louise Ritchie Howie Blake
Judy Lester
as Young Mary, as Sam Wainwright,
as The Head Angel Janie, et al Dr. Campbell, Charlie,

Lana Sherwood Delilah Dennis Mr. Welch, et al

as Violet Bick, as Young Violet, et al Roselyn Raymond
Horace the Teller, et al
Beatrice (Bea) Fritzzle as Rose Bailey,
With music by Sadie Vance, Edna, et al
The WBFR Aces Wild Quartet as Zuzu
Sylvia Bernstein
Freddie Filmore Reggie Copper
Charlie Chester as Mrs. Hatch,
Pauly Patrick as Uncle Billy, Binky Mrs. Thompson,
Dickie Donald Mr. Martini, et al
Wilson J. Ryder
Piano accompaniment by Hope Merriwether
as Old Man Potter,
Margarite Keys Peter Bailey, Sherriff, et al as Ruth Dakin Bailey,
Matilda, et al

And sound effects provided by Foley artists

Myrtle Ella Mertes, Dixie Riggs,
and Eugene Donahue

Sing-Along Lyrics

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Hark the herald angels sing, O come all ye faithful,
“Glory to the newborn King! Joyful and triumphant,
Peace on earth and mercy mild O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
God and sinners reconciled.” Come and behold Him,
Joyful, all ye nations rise, Born the King of Angels;
Join the triumph of the skies.
With the angelic host proclaim: O come, let us adore Him,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.” O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Hark! The herald angels sing, Christ the Lord.
“Glory to the newborn King!”
O Sing, choirs of angels,
Christ by highest heav’n adored,, Sing in exultation,
Christ the everlasting Lord! Sing all that hear in heaven
Late in time behold Him come, God’s holy word.
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb, Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the incarnate Deity. O come, let us adore Him,
Pleased as man with man to dwell, O come, let us adore Him,
Jesus, our Emmanuel. O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!” “Auld Lang Syne”

“God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
God rest ye merry, gentlemen. Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Let nothing you dismay. And days of auld lang syne!
Remember, Christ, our Savior
Was born on Christmas day Chorus
To save us all from Satan’s power For auld lang syne, my dear,
When we were gone astray. For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
O tidings of comfort and joy, For auld lang syne.
Comfort and joy.
O tidings of comfort and joy. happy holidays
In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born, WBFR
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn,
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn:

O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy.
O tidings of comfort and joy.

La Crosse Community Theatre presents

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Written by

Joe Landry


Greg Parmeter

Light & Sound Designer Costume Designer Set Designer

Dillon Mandy Kelsey
McArdle Parmeter Taunt

Properties Designer Stage Manager

Cindy Marcia

Wright Brendum

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (

Cast of Characters

FREDDIE Filmore......................Michael Kruse EDDIE PECKARSKY......................... Tom Wright
JAKE LAURENTS............................Devin Horne HOWIE BLAKE..................................Ryan Knox
SALLY APPLEWHITE................... Rachel Kaiser ROSELYN RAYMOND...............Jill Daumler Pein
HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD..... William Hicks SYLVIA BERNSTEIN.....................Sharon Singer
LANA SHERWOOD..................... Christine Walth HOPE MERRIWETHER................. Briana Burner
JUDY LESTER....................... Maureen Worden* MYRTLE ELLA MERTES................Kate Kersten
MICKEY CHOPS...........................Killian Harnish DIXIE RIGGS.............................. Suzanne Young
JAMES PRICKER.......................... Dylan Thoren EUGENE DONAHUE..............Michael Chavalas*
SAUNDRAH L. RITCHIE ...... Malorie Eimermann
DELILAH DENNIS.......................Amanda Wright ACES WILD QUARTET:
BEATRICE (BEA) FRITZZLE..............Lily DeLap FREDDIE Filmore......................Michael Kruse
REGGIE COPPER..............................Kelly Wilde PAULY PATRICK................................Tom Jandt*
WILSON J. RYDER............................Ken Lerum CHARLIE CHESTER..................Arlen Verwiebe*
JIMMY DALTON................................Mike Adank DICKIE DONALD............................ Chuck Huth*

* = LCT debut MARGARITE KEYS.................Amy M. Gleason*

Special Acknowledgments

Thanks to Brian and Lisa Selberg for use of rehearsal piano; JavaVino for use of baby grand piano;
Jeff and Carol Copsey for embroidery; Dick Record (Midwest Family Radio), Pat Smith (La Crosse
Radio Group), and Christopher Scheuermann for use of microphones; Sean McDevitt for video diaries;
Mike Adank for commercial editing; and Advantage Auto Salvage for other properties.



Stick around after the show on Thursday, Dec. 16, to chat with cast and crew members!




Our Celebrated Musicians

SUZANNE YOUNG New to the La Crosse area from Washington D.C., Amy M. Gleason works as
the music director for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Holmen, Wis.
She earned her B.A. in piano performance from the University of St. Thomas
and her Master of Music in vocal accompanying from The Catholic University of
America. Highlights of her budding accompanying career include working for the
Atlas Theatre in Washington, D.C., Limelight Productions in Rockville, Md., and
performing two opera world premiers at The Catholic University of America, one of amy M. gleason
which was performed in the Kennedy Center. Amy is available for vocal coaching,
accompanying, and private events in the greater La Crosse area. Give her a call today!

from Left to right: Michael Kruse, Arlen verwiebe Although the members of Aces Wild have been combining talents
(above), tom Jandt, chuck huth since only April 2009, their dulcet tones rival a much more experi-
enced quartet. All of the “Aces” are members of the La Crosse Coulee
Chordsmen, their local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Aces Wild’s repertoire includes barbershop, pop, doo-wop, gospel
and holiday standards. Their rise to success has involved competing
in the Land O’ Lakes Southwest Division Barbershop Competition
in Mankato, Minn., where in 2010 they were judged to be Novice
Quartet Champions! The fantastic sound these four create has made
them one of the most sought-after quartets in the La Crosse area.

To book Aces Wild for your next event, contact Michael at
608-797-9453 (797-W-I-L-D) or e-mail them at [email protected]
com, and be sure to check them out on Facebook!

Cast Biographies

MIKE ADANK (Harry Bailey, et al) is the News 8 LILY DeLAP (Zuzu) is a 4th grader at Southern
This Morning director at WKBT in La Crosse who Bluffs who was last seen on the LCT stage as Ja-
has been seen at LCT as Carmen Ghia in The mie in Monster in the Closet. Lily likes volleyball,
Producers and as Nigel Rancour in Something’s softball and acting and enjoys volunteering at LCT
Afoot. Mike says he enjoys volunteering at LCT because she likes “how nice everybody is.” She
because “sometimes you wanna go where every- would like to thank her mom, dad and friends for
body knows your name.” He would like thank Greg supporting her.
for the opportunity and Casey for understanding.
MALORIE EIMERMANN (Young Mary) is a junior
BRIANNA BURNER (Ruth Daken Bailey, et al) is at Holmen High School who was last seen in
a credit services representative at Altra Federal West Side Story. Malorie likes dancing, singing,
Credit Union who has been seen on the LCT stage making any form of music and volunteering at LCT
in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream- because “I love the atmosphere and the people
coat. Brianna enjoys painting and writing and is involved.” She would like to thank her friends and
glad to be back at LCT because “I’ve missed the family for their support and appreciation.
creativity and connections you can create. I’m very
glad to be back at it!”

MICHAEL CHAVALAS (Eugene Donahue) is in
the 12th grade and is brand new to the LCT stage.
He enjoys filmmaking, theatre, guitar, art and violin
and likes doing theatre because of the close-knit
camaraderie among cast members. Michael would
like to thank his family, God, Quentin Tarantino,
Tim Harris and Ken Schelper.


Before you go . . .

Reserve your seats — or purchase additional tickets —
for Almost, Maine tonight!

Directed by Greg Parmeter

A romantic tale to warm your
heart on a cold winter night.


Jan. 28-29, Feb. 3-5 and 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 30 and Jan. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.

Act today or wait to reserve your tickets beginning

Patron donors: Jan. 3

Season ticket holders: Jan. 10

Public: Jan. 17

Adults $22, Students/Active Military $10 (Th/Su)


Cast Biographies

AMY M. GLEASON (Pianist) is the music director DEVIN HORNE (George Bailey) is a 2009 gradu-
at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and is making her ate of St. Olaf College and works as a cardboard
LCT debut. Amy likes to read, cook and travel and specialist at Wild Wings. Devin has been seen
enjoys theatre because of the opportunity to “create recently as Bernardo in West Side Story. He likes
with abandon.” She would like to thank her mother being outdoors, reading and writing, and his fa-
and father. vorite part of theatre is “working with others to tell
stories as honestly as possible.” Devin would like
KILLIAN HARNISH (Young George) is a 6th to thank his family and the production staff at LCT.
grader at the Three Rivers Waldorf School who
was last seen on the LCT stage in Masquerade. CHUCK HUTH (Dickie Donald, Aces Wild Barber-
Killian likes reading, acting and singing and thinks shop Quartet) is a bus driver for First Transit who
that “theatre is a wonderful experience to make is new to the LCT stage. Chuck enjoys singing
new friends and meet new people.” He would barbershop and would like to thank his wife for
like to thank his mom and Greg for giving him a supporting him in this endeavor.
chance to be a part of LCT.
TOM JANDT (Pauly Patrick, Aces Wild Barber-
WILLIAM E. HICKS (Clarence the Angel) works shop Quartet) is a dairy farmer who is making
for Jacobson’s Moving and Storage and has been his LCT debut. Tom enjoys watching sports and
seen on the LCT stage as Hoke in Driving Miss singing barbershop quartet. He would like to thank
Daisy and Fritz in Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa his wife, Sue, and his family for allowing him time
Claus. William likes watching movies, playing to be a part of this production.
sports, watching football and doing plays because
it makes people happy. William would like to thank
his mom, dad, twin brother and his girlfriend.


Cast Biographies

RACHAEL C. KAISER (Mary) is a certified to volunteer at LCT for “the laughs!” He would like
child life specialist at Gundersen Lutheran who to thank Erin, who watched ‘Wonderful Life’ with
has been seen on the LCT stage in Big and as him for the first time.
the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas
Carol. Rachael enjoys geocaching, reading and MICHAEL KRUSE (Freddie Filmore, Aces Wild
volunteering at LCT because she gets to meet new Barbershop Quartet) has been on the LCT stage
people and express herself. Rachael would like to as Kodaly in She Loves Me and as Sheriff Tate in
thank her supportive husband, Joe, and her three To Kill a Mockingbird. He enjoys hunting, fishing,
beautiful children, Jake, Josh and Katie. barbershop and theatre because of the creative
process. Michael would like to thank the rest of
KATE KERSTEN (Myrtle Ella Mertes) is a graphic Aces Wild for joining him in this endeavor, plus his
designer at Kwik Trip, Inc., who has been seen family and friends and the Coulee Chordsmen.
on the LCT stage as Melissa in State Fair and as
Marge in Packer Fans from Outer Space. She KEN LERUM (Potter) is a retired sales and service
enjoys watercolors, reading, her dogs and LCT manager who has been seen on the LCT stage in
because it is a “home away from home.” Kate Dunwich Horror and Fiddler on the Roof. Ken’s
would like to thank her two wonderful families and hobbies include motorcycling, his hobby farm and
her warm and loving friends. singing in Coulee Region Gospel Choir. He enjoys
doing theatre at LCT because “it lets ordinary
RYAN KNOX (Sam Wainright, et al) has been people do extraordinary things.” Ken would like to
seen on the LCT stage in both The Producers thank his wife, Nancy, for taking over the dishes
and Urinetown. Ryan enjoys geocaching and likes while he rehearses.

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Cast Biographies

JILL DAUMLER PEIN (Rose Bailey, et al) is There is a Santa Claus. Kelly enjoys camping,
a manufacturing skills standards certification outdoor cooking and hanging out with his kids.
coordinator at Western Technical College who Kelly would like to thank his wife and family.
was most recently on the LCT stage as Edith in
Jake’s Women. Jill enjoys theatre because she MAUREEN WORDEN (Head Angel) is a retired
enjoys exploring her characters. Jill would like to English and speech teacher who is making her
thank her parents for putting up with her acting LCT debut. Maureen enjoys reading, traveling and
and direction since she was 4 and her husband for writing and likes theatre because of the chance
encouraging her to do what she loves. to work with other people to produce a great
show. Maureen would like to thank the director for
SHARON SINGER (Mrs. Hatch, et al) is a home “believing in type casting!”
healthcare provider who has been seen on the
LCT stage in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and AMANDA WRIGHT (Young Violet) is a freshman
How to Succeed in Business Without Really at La Crescent High School who was seen in
Trying. She enjoys cooking, singing and volun- HONK! and as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.
teering at LCT because “it truly lives up to the title She likes singing, reading and dancing and her
of a community.” Sharon would like to thank her favorite part of theatre is meeting new people and
“beautiful children, Jarrod and Tierney, for growing creating last friendships with the people in each
up and allowing me to be a part of theater again.” show. Amanda would like to thank her parents,
Tom and Cindy, for supporting her in all the activi-
DYLAN THOREN (Young Harry) is in the 5th ties she does.
grade at Summit Elementary and was seen on
the LCT stage in HONK! Dylan likes dancing, TOM WRIGHT (Mr. Gower) is an emergency
writing and theatre because you get “to come out manager at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
of your ordinary life.” He would like to thank his Tom has been on the LCT stage as Rueben in
friends Daniel, Drew and Kaya for being such a big Escanaba in Da Moonlight and as Walt Cunning-
influence. ham in To Kill a Mockingbird. He enjoys aviation,
animal rescue and volunteering at LCT because of
ARLEN VERWIEBE (Charlie Chester, Aces Wild the sense of community and family, and the high
Barbershop Quartet) is a parts and services sales caliber of performances.
manager at Conger Toyota Lift who is new to LCT.
Arlen likes hunting, fishing, farming, football and SUZANNE YOUNG (Dixie Riggs) has been seen
barbershop and enjoys LCT because of the “great on the LCT stage as Ethel in On Golden Pond
quality of entertainment.” He would like to thank and as Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy. Suzanne
his wife, Marian Verwiebe. likes knitting, gardening, theatre and her cats,
Maddy and Zebidy. Suzanne enjoys volunteering
CHRISTINE E. WALTH (Violet Bick, et al) is at LCT because of the opportunity to meet and
a recent UWL graduate who was seen on the work with people of similar interests and to “make
LCT stage in The Sound of Music and Annie. noise.”
Christine enjoys singing, dancing, British poetry
and volunteering at LCT because it’s a chance for
members of the La Crosse community to come
together and create art. She would like to thank
the cast and crew, and her “wonderful” family.

KELLY WILDE (Uncle Billy) is the program
manager and Morning Show host for 100.1 Classic
Rock in La Crosse. He has been seen on the LCT
stage in Babes in Toyland and Yes, Virginia,

Director’s Note

December 10–19, 2010 mentions people. Friends, family, none of that.
LCT’s 47th season – 311th production In fact, he wants nothing more than to shed
himself of these anchors. He cannot wait to leave
When George Bailey talks about his dreams, Bedford Falls and everyone there, including his
all that he hopes to accomplish, he talks about own parents. In other circumstances, George
things: buildings, places, money. He never could be called selfish, greedy, and misanthropic.

But George isn’t any of those things. Surprising
only himself, George turns out to be a humanitarian.
Time and again, he sacrifices his dreams for those
of others, often without realizing the consequences.
Despite his intentions, he creates a life he never
imagined for himself. Though he feels like a failure,
worn down and alone, he has built a community of
family and friends that comes to the rescue in his
darkest hour.

Think about what ties you to your hometown. I
have a feeling it isn’t the sights and the shopping.
I bet it’s people. Your family, friends, school,
religious group, service organizations—heck,
your theatre. It’s about your people.

Mandy and I had the flu recently, just as a heavy
snow came down. Thankfully, Benjamin, our
one-year-old, was happy and healthy. Neither
of us, though, was in any shape to get dressed,
go outside, and clear off our sidewalks. In the
end, we didn’t need to. Three of our friends from
LCT, Kyle Delap, Ken E. Brown, and Christopher
Dresen, responded to our call for help and
shoveled for us. They asked for nothing. They
just wanted to help. For the second time, we felt
a little like George and Mary.

Such is life when you’re fortunate enough to
surround yourself with good people—people you
care about and who care about what happens to
you. All in all, that’s what makes for a wonderful
life. If George Bailey can figure it out, I think we
all can.

Greg Parmeter

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Production Staff

Marcia Brendum Jeff Copsey Annelise Escher Dillon McArdle

Greg Parmeter Mandy Parmeter Kelsey Taunt Cindy Wright

Director .........................................Greg Parmeter Set Construction Crew................... Katya Carter,
Set Design............................................Kelsey Taunt ...........................Tim Harris, Ryan Knox, Ken Lerum,
Light and Sound Design.................Dillon McArdle ........Gary Mundinger, Kelsey Taunt, Dakota Thoren,
Costume Design.......................... Mandy Parmeter .............................................................. Dylan Thoren
Technical Director............................Dillon McArdle
Properties Design...............................Cindy Wright Costume Construction Crew
Stage Management...................... Marcia Brendum ...........................Marsha Erickson, Francie Johnson,
Assistant Director.................................Jeff Copsey ....................................Nancy Misch, Suzanne Young
Assistant Stage Manager..............Annelise Escher
Sound Board Operator........................Katya Carter Hair and Makeup... Carly Corcoran, Nick Quamme
Light Board Operator...........................Jeff Copsey
Box Office Staff......Kelley Manson, Eric Severson,
........................................................... Amanda Wiese

Production Crew Biographies

MARCIA BRENDUM (Stage Manager) works at The Greg Parmeter (Director) earned his MFA from
Gap and has been seen on the LCT stage as Shirley the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the
in The Producers and has worked behind the scenes University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Professional acting
as the assistant stage manager of West Side Story. credits include seasons with the Nebraska Repertory
Marcia likes theatre because of the new connections, Theatre, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the
new friends and the new memories that are made. Northern Fort Playhouse in South Dakota, and a tour
She would like to thank her family, friends and “those with the Hampstead Stage Company, a children’s
who make me laugh.” theatre based in New Hampshire. Previously, Greg
taught elementary special education, worked as the
JEFF COPSEY (Assistant Director) is a U.S. Navy Technical Director for Aberdeen Central High School,
retiree who has been on the LCT stage as Sir and as an instructor and director with T.O.Y. Box
Castor in Camelot and Judge Gaffney in Harvey. Children’s Theatre.
He enjoys playing pool, poker and golf, and likes
theatre because of the many different people who get Mandy parmeter (Costume Designer) is in her
together and quickly become like family. Jeff would third season at LCT and is originally from Aberdeen,
like to thank his family for “telling me, lo these many S.D. She received her bachelor’s degree in music
years ago, to ‘put up or shut up’ and go audition for education from Northern State University, where
something.” she discovered a passion for theatre. After a year of
teaching music, she moved to Lincoln, Neb., to study
ANNELISE ESCHER (Assistant Stage Manager) is a costume design. She received her MFA in costume
freshman at Logan High School who has been seen design in May 2005. Her work has taken her from
on the LCT stage in The Sound of Music and West Oklahoma to Washington, Virginia, Nebraska, and
Side Story. Annelise enjoys reading, ballet, baking, Wisconsin. Mandy and Greg are looking forward to
acting and spending time at LCT because “every day, their one-year-old son, Benjamin, growing up in the
I’m greeted with a smile!” She would like to thank her La Crosse community.
parents for their constant love and support.
Kelsey Taunt (Set Designer) is a recent gradu-
dillon McArdle (Light and Sound Designer) is ate of UW-Oshkosh with a degree in acting and
from Minneapolis but grew up in Las Vegas. He re- design. Kelsey enjoys writing, guitar, anything
ceived a bachelor of arts degree in technical produc- and everything creative, including the theatrical
tion and design from Viterbo University. Professional process: “creating a piece of art with the audience,
credits include the Great River Shakespeare Festival cast, crew and production team.” She thanks her
in Winona, Minn., the Virginia Shakespeare Festival family, friends and LCT.
in Williamsburg, Va., and the Commonweal Theatre
Co. in Lanesboro, Minn. Dillon thanks all the volun- Cindy Wright (Properties Designer) is executive
teers who have given countless hours and, most of vice-president and COO of Innovative Executives,
all, his wife, Megan, who supports him in every way. a business improvement consulting group. She
enjoys assisting behind the scenes at LCT and other
community theatres. She is an advocate for the arts,
which offer actors, production crews and the audience
opportunities to dream and create. Cindy thanks her
husband, Tom, and children Adam and Amanda for
wanting to participate in many productions together.

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Make a enter
Donation Today tonight’s

Your support is valuable to our success. 50/50
The price of a ticket covers only 70% of raffle!
the cost of mounting a show. We are able
to put on our 47th season only because
of individuals like you who know how
important theatre is to our community,

our region, and our lives.

Thank you!

$1 per ticket

(6 tickets for $5)

SCHOMBURG Purchase tickets
REFRIGERATION CO., INC. at the box office for a
chance to win half the
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at the end of intermission.
You must be present to win.


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together present

Spotlight Academy
of Dramatic Arts


Acting Classes for Young People

(Grades 3-12)

Winter Session Spring Session

Jan 10-Feb 24 Mar 7-Apr 14

Ages Title Days/Time Cost
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8 Imagination Tue/Thu, 4-4:45 p.m. $100
High School Action
Connection Tue/Thu, 5-6 p.m. $125

Mon/Wed, 4:30-6 p.m. $150

Adult Workshops

(Ages 16 to 86+)

Jan. 15, 2011 Intro to Sound Design
Feb. 12, 2011 Auditioning for Musicals
Feb. 19, 2011 Intro to Stage Management
March 12, 2011 Introduction to Sewing
April 2, 2011 Stage Combat
April 9, 2011 Auditioning for Children
April 16, 2011 Intro to Lighting Design

To sign up for any of these classes
or workshops, please call


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From the Executive Director

Greetings, Friends. experience of a familiar story seen in a whole
new light—through the eyes of a child.
There is something special about the holidays. Whether this is your first Christmas, your 41st, or
For some, it’s the music. For others, it’s the your 81st, thank you for choosing to share it with
decorations and lights. For still others, it’s about us. You are going to have such a good time that
the food. Regardless of the specifics, the holidays you will want to come back. Why don’t you make
are about making memories, having personal it a New Year resolution to attend a performance
experiences that we reflect on year after year. For once a month? I promise you, it’s a lot more fun
many families, the holidays include a trip to the than joining a gym (and some would say even
theatre. Everyone gets dressed up to go to the healthier).
show to be whisked away to far-off places, like We wish you a very merry holiday season with
Dickens’ England or a land of sugarplum fairies. your friends and family. See you next year at
We thank you for joining us on our trip to Bedford your community theatre.
Falls via a radio station in New York City.
David R. Kilpatrick
One tradition that remains at LCT, particularly Executive Director
during the holidays, is the opportunity to
introduce children to the theatre. We work hard to
find productions suitable for the whole family. Like
you, we want to create memories for our children:
memories of going to see something special with
Mom and Dad and getting to act like grown-ups
at the theatre. As an adult we also enjoy the



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Guest Lobby Artist

Joan Nee

Joan Nee sees painting as a way
of exploring the world by seeing it
with new eyes and then getting to
play with color. Living in the beautiful
Coulee Region of Wisconsin provides
daily inspiration. Joan and her
husband live in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
LCT receives 25% of the proceeds
from any piece sold. If you would
like to purchase a painting, please
inquire at the box office.

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Give someone you know the gift of live theatre!

Gift Certificates are Available
for Any Amount!

Ask about them at the box office!

Audience Services

Box Office Policies and Procedures Flowers
The box office is open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Giving flowers to cast members while on stage
Monday through Friday and one hour prior to each is inappropriate. Flowers may be left in the box
performance. Season ticket holders may order office for the stage manager to deliver or you may
two additional tickets for guests for each season hand them to the cast member once he or she
ticket purchased. These tickets must be for the is out of costume. Audience members are not
same performance the season ticket holder is allowed backstage. Please wait for your party in
attending. These tickets must be paid for with a the lobby.
credit card at the time of the reservation. General
admission tickets may be charged to a credit card Bad Weather Policy
or paid for with a check/cash at the window. It is the policy of La Crosse Community Theatre
not to cancel performances due to bad weather.
Need to Exchange Your Tickets? As a result, we urge our ticket holders to make
• All ticket exchanges must be done in person at every effort to attend the performance for which
they hold tickets. Should this prove impossible,
the box office. please call the box office as soon as possible
• There is a $1.00 per ticket exchange fee. before the performance and alternative arrange-
• Tickets may only be exchanged for another per- ments will be made. We cannot guarantee that
seating will be available for an alternate perfor-
formance of the same show, not for another show. mance. There are no refunds for weather.
• Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior
Babies and Small Children
to the performance the original tickets are for. We welcome children old enough to enjoy our
• In case of emergency, we may (at our discretion) productions. For the comfort of all audience
members, we ask that children under 4 not attend
allow the customer to use his or her tickets on productions. Regardless of age, all members of
another night if tickets are available. These tickets the audience must have a ticket for admission.
may not be reserved ahead of time. The ticket
exchange fee still applies. Seat Reservations
All seats must be reserved in advance, including
Unable to Use Your Tickets? those for season ticket holders. Reservations
Sorry, all sales are final. There are no refunds. begin approximately two weeks before the open-
Please return your unused tickets at least 24 ing of each show; for season ticket holders about
hours in advance of the production date to receive three weeks before the show; and for patrons*
a receipt for a tax-deductible donation. about four weeks before the show. Seats are not
guaranteed once public sales begin. There are no
Cameras, Recording Equipment, Cellular refunds. Please call the box office at 608-784-
Phones, and Pagers 9292 if you have any questions.
The use of cameras, recording equipment, cellular * Patrons are season ticket holders who have
phones, and pagers is strictly prohibited in the made an additional donation of $75 or more per
theatre. You may check these items at the box of- season.
fice. Pagers and cell phones are attended during
the performance. Please leave your seat number Late Seating Policy
at the box office. We strive to begin our performances on time.
Please allow plenty of time to find the theatre and
Phone Calls to take your seat. If you arrive more than 15 min-
Parents, please leave your seat numbers with utes after the show begins, we reserve the right
your babysitter. If they need to reach you during to release your seat(s) to someone else. There
the performance, we will do our best. We do not are no refunds. Late arrivals will be seated at the
interrupt the performance to page people for house manager’s discretion.
phone calls.

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LCT Staff & Board

Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Kilpatrick
Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Parmeter
Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle
Costume Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mandy Parmeter
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Wiese
Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Severson
Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheri Eimermann
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur Neville-Neil

President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Roth
President-Elect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Amborn
Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy Korn-Smith
Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dar Isaacson
Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Brock
Members at Large. . . . . Jennifer Brown, Kenna Christians, Kyle DeLap, J. Michael Hartigan, Hal Keitel,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Krin Krause, Vicky Kunz, John Lyche, Jen Roberdeau, Nancy Wigdahl Sedbrook

Thank you to our Buy FREBSuyHGREBEuyNLOCAL

2010-2011 season Rooted in the community since 1908

sponsors! 784-7500

Altra Federal Credit Union
Associated Bank p. 24
Central States Warehouse
Commercial A/V Systems
Dahl Automotive
Dairyland Power Cooperative
DeBoer Pest Control
Gundersen Lutheran
International Furniture
Kwik Trip
La Crosse Radio Group
Logistics Health
Pepsi Bottling Co
Pizza Doctors
Schomburg Refrigeration
State Bank Financial
Stifel Nicolaus
TrustPoint, Inc.
Vendi Advertising
Wisconsin Public Radio--WLSU/WHLA

Patron Donor List

Supporter Dorothy Coelin Cheryl Helmreich Steve and Cheryl Loehr
$75-$124 Walt and Barbara Decker Jim and Barbara Hemker Gregory and Barbara Loomis
Frank and Jenny Aberger Diane Dunder Spencer and Tammy Judith Loomis
Norma Anderson Stanley and Sue Dwyer Lorraine Losinski
Anonymous Donor Michael and Mary Dzurko Henderson Wes and Karen Mack
Anonymous Donor Rich and Sally K. Egan Mike and Cheri Herro William and Helen Mackey
James and Lynn Arends Ted and Mary Eisenbacher Donald and Kathy Hill Robert and Diane Marcou
Lori Bagniewski Gary and Lu Anne Ekern Les and Mary Hinze Sharon and Michael Markee
Tom and Mary Ballinger Eldon and Fran Ellefson Jerry and Diane Hoch Jane and Dave Matelski
Virginia R. Bell Daryl and Nancy Ertl Maria Holley Stephen and Margeen Mau
Gretchen Berns Matthew and Bridgette Faron Russell and Katie Holman Lorraine McIlraith
Allen and Margaret Birchler Suzanne Faulkenberry Charles and Mary Hosler Tom and Gladys McLenahan
Ken and Donna Birnbaum Todd and Mary Jo Fetsch Dale and Christine Howard Michael and Margo Merola
Marlene Bittner Robert and Maureen Freedland Ray and Joanne Hubley Lloyd and Evelyn Miller
Jerome and Bev Bjornstad Mitch and Marcia Galles Rollin and Connie Huebsch Mike and Sandy Miller
Alan and Cathy Braun Michael and Gretchen Geary Jane Hulke Vilas and Sally Miller
Neil and Jennifer Brown Philip and Judy Gilbert John Hutchinson Rich and Vicki Miller
Dianna Brown Jim and Jo Glasser Florence Hyatt Edward B. and Sally Miner
Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb William and Sarah Goff Emmanuel Jacobson Mary Monsoor
Gary and Mary Bubbers Bill and Mary Graumann Jan and Lynn Jarvinen Jean Moser
Candice and Joe Bucheger David and Jennifer Grimsled Owen and Francie Johnson Claude and Judy Mosley
Mark and Cari Burmaster Peter and Janice Gutierrez Ronald and Deb Johnson Patricia Muller
Erik and Michele Burton Larry and Erma Hafner Audrey Kader Les and Helen Munson
Robert and Joyce Burzinski John Halbrehder and Rich and Joan Keller-Maresh Curt and Marcia Murray
Wendy Butler Arnold and Linda Klinkner Patrick and Joan Nee
Tony and Violet Capaul Carolyn Diekmann Alfred and Jean Knorr Barbara and Kermit Newcomer
Willard and Ann Carlow Natalie Hartigan Robert and Christi Kouba Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson
Ursula Cejpek Dr. John W. Hayden Scott and Nancy Kronn Tom and Lori Nigon
Jean Clark Esther Hayes Robert and Jo Le Roy Jon and Christi Nowland
Helen Heiser Tom and Jenelle Lee Joseph and Claudia O’Keefe
Marvin and Debbie LeJeune Paul and Judy Onsrud
Karen and Steve Lind Ralph and Judy Osborne
Claude and Carolyn Lindeman

 2010 annual campaign donors at time of printing

600 Exchange Building • 205 Fifth Ave. S. • La Crosse,WI 54601

p. 26

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Patron Donor List

Janice Otterson Carol Taebel Leo and Carol Bina Diane and Jim Hoffmeister
Ann Padesky Bill and Janet Tenner Don and Mary Blaha-Deboer Scott and Sue Horne
John and Cathy Pederson Kathy Thompson Clem and Karol Bott Darwin and Darlene Isaacson
Bob and Pat Perlock Bill and Pam Thrune Kraig Brownell Dennis and Claire Jandt
Jim and Lois Pinger William and Ann Van Atta Jennifer Burchell and Nancy Johnson
John and Linda Proudfoot Ruth Vanderploeg David and Barbara Kilpatrick
James Prudhome Vantage Architects Inc Euel Bailey Judy Kirkpatrick
Susan Quale Jacqueline Vaver Robert and Gretchen Burns Michael and Bev Kratt
Trudy Ramsbottom Howard and Joan Wachter Roger and Kenna Christians Cliff and Cheryl Kremmer
Dick Record Kathleen Wagner Bob and Kay Conzemius Robert Krueger
Marguerite Revie David and Laura Wagner Gary and Susan Corbisier Robin and Alan Krumholz
Arlene Rhode Colleen Walsh Kyle and Julie DeLap Sandra J. Kujak
Ken and Sharron Ring Ross and Lynn Marie West Dave and Susan Derks Sue and Steve Kundy
Kenneth and Mary Rownd David and Yvonne Whiteman Merrill Deters and Henry and Beverly Lawrence
Norman and Lois Sanwick Richard and Judy Williams Ken and Nancy Lerum
Josh and Anne Saylor Kevin and Marla Withey Shirley Powell Larry and Diane Lindesmith
Fred Schaldach James Wittenberg and Tammy and Chad Dutton Beverly J Mach
James and Elaine Schauls Thomas Erb and Cecilia Caron Aurel and Sue Mailath
Wilma Scheffner Cheryl Amsrud Ramon and Connie Erickson Andrew and Nancy Matchett
Glenn and Lila Seager Harvey and Pat Witzenburg Ruth Everson Lois Matthews
Sandy Sechrest Daryl and Margaret Wood David and Teresa Faulkner Jill McMullen
Margaret Sherer Tom and Cindy Wright Sandra Filla Les and Rita Messerschmidt
Martin and Ruby Smith Jim and Marilyn Wuttke Joseph and Joan Francois Janeth and Gerald Miller
Kathy Spelker Joan Yeatman George and Joyce Fulford Kiernan and Tracy Minehan
Dan and Janice Springer David and Nancy Goode Kenneth and Carmin Nelson
Lee and Ann Stansbury Promoter Mark and Nancy Goodman Sonja Nelson
Dave and Debbie Stark $125-$249 Louis and Maureen Guillou Harry and Cyndy Nichols
Paul and Jane Steingraeber David Amborn and Donna and Dennis Haggard Jeanne Norby and
Ramon and Betty Stelloh Stephen and Karen Hansen
Dave and Jackie Stoda Karen Gilster Chuck and Cheryl Hanson Merle Holliday
Wally and Betty Stoll Ken and Mary Abraham Drs. Tim and Kimberly Harbst Ron and Frieda Nowland
Richard and Pam Strauss Arnold and Donna Asp Roger and Miriam Hatlem Paul and Tamara Nowland
Allen and Dianne Baker Herb and Barbara Heili Bruce and Carol Odeen
Barbara Bates Ronald and Dawn Hill
Mary Ann Baures

 2010 annual campaign donors at time of printing

Viterbo University Bright Star Season Presents

Thursday, Feb. 10
7:30 p.m.

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
Main Theatre

With a mix of acrobatic dexterity,
inventive wit, and startling imagery,
this contemporary dance company
transforms itself into striking sculptural
expressions. Experience movement in
its most glorious form.

Sponsored by

Box Office: 608-796-3100

p. 29

Patron Donor List

Eugene and Karen Olson Karen D. Wagner Carl and Doris Mueller Michael and Carol Mader
Carleen Poellinger and In memory of Barbara Waldera Ted and Vicki Peck Paul Magnuson
Ken and Jane Wastlund River Town Dental Dick and Mary Jean Sartz
Paul Brown Daniel and Jennifer Wilson Jen Roberdeau and
Nancy Reithel and Tim Henke Gary and Debra Wold Director’s Circle
Cam and Carlene Roberts and Ken and Jean Wortman Ken Schelper $1,000-$2,499
Brian and Karen Rude Tom and Jan Brock
Megan Thorstad Actor’s Circle Sally and Betty Ruud J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan
Kirk and Nancy Rodman $250-$499 Dennis and Sharon Ryan Hal and Julie Keitel
Paul and Kay Schneider Peter and Joan Allen Daniel Schneider and Jerry and Kathy Lokken
Doris and John Schwingle Todd Bjerke and Karen Kroll Scott and Mary Rathgaber
Nancy Sedbrook Roy and Laurie Campbell Mary Lansing Chuck and LuAnn Roth
Peter and Ginny Seielstad Robert Coe William and Christine Smiley Lindy Saline
James Sill and Mary Orrico Carol Copsey Arlene Smith Donald and LaVonne Zietlow
Ed and Laurie Solberg Sylvie and Kurt Firary Donald and Nancy Smith
Dick and Pat Spencer David and Barbara Foye Edward and Miriam Tanke Producer’s Circle
Greg and Joan Stellrecht Donald and Barbara Frank Leon and Kay Wolfe $2,500+
Brian and Diane Sullivan Bob and Mary Hubbard Julie Yahnke John and Arla Clemons
Ray Sundet Robert and Christine Johnson John and Linda Lyche
Steve and Rachelle Thicke Peter and Krin Krause Designer’s Circle
Terry and Cheryl Thienes Gloria Kuesel $500-$999  2010 annual campaign
Suzanne and Joseph Toce Clive and Burness McBain Bud and Mabel Lou Ahrens donors at time of printing
Barbara and Jerry Tripp Ken and Janine Merkitch Chris and Vicki Born
Lill Twining Mary and Kurt Mueller Donna Brooks
Jo Voight Felix and Marilyn Fernandes
Daniel and Vicky Kunz

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Box Office Notes

Concessions are available before the show and at intermission. Please help
keep our space clean by disposing of wrappers and bottles properly.
Please turn off cell phones and pagers or check them in the box office.
The house manager can monitor your cell phone or pager for you. Hearing
assistance devices are available in the box office.
The photographing, videotaping, or other video or audio recording of this
production is strictly prohibited. Due to space limitations, audience members
are not allowed backstage. Please wait in the theatre or lobby to meet cast and
crew members.

Help us be “GREEN”!

Feel free to leave your program in the lobby after the
show and we’ll reuse it for future audiences.

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Great Performances!

Membership is open to most people who live, work,
worship, or attend school in La Crosse or Winona.

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