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The Game's Afoot

The Game's Afoot show program



DECEMBER 6–16, 2018

Holiday—Theatre PG

A comic whodunit for the holidays!

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La Crosse Community
Theatre’s season is made

possible, in part, by The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency
608.784.4600 which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression,

promotes the arts, supports the arts in
education, stimulates community and economic
development and serves as a resource for people

of every culture and heritage.

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Producing Artistic Director’s Note

Ken Ludwig is a titan of the Thank you for On another note, this time of
modern theatre. He has written entrusting year, like many people, I like to
twenty-five plays and musicals, me with this reflect on everything that I am
with six Broadway productions wonderful grateful for. My beautiful wife,
and seven in London’s West End. 56-year-old our silly and spunky three-year-
His first Broadway play, Lend Me institution. old, our friends and family, and
a Tenor, won two Tony awards LCT. In my short time here, this
and was called“one of the classic theatre, the staff, the volunteers,
comedies of the 20th century”by The Washington and the patrons who comprise it, have made
Post. Ludwig’s long love affair with Sherlock me feel at home. Thank you for welcoming me
Holmes inspired his comedy The Game’s Afoot to your community and entrusting me with this
or Holmes for the Holidays. It is a fun and frothy wonderful 56-year-old institution. For that, I am
holiday whodunit that never seems to get old. truly grateful.
Sit back and enjoy this winner of the 2012 Edgar
Award for Best Play for The Mystery Writers of Happy Holidays!
America. Grant Golson
Producing Artistic Director

Never underestimate your opponent.

A woman who is blind turns the
table on a sinister con man and two
ex-convicts when they attempt to

hatch a plot against her.

JAN. 24–FEB. 10, 2019

Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS $24–$28
Tickets available through the box office or online Jan. 2, 2019.

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

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LCT Staff & Board

Producing Artistic Director. . . . . . . . Grant Golson President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan McDonald-Conroy
Production Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Harris President-Elect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Isaacs
Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessi Davidson Second Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Weber
Patron Services Manager. . . . . . Mary Cate Cichock Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Sprang
Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erek Weis Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ann Gschwind, FSPA
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Oliver
Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke
Education Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacy Bruemmer Sara Battison, Nancy Flottmeyer, Mike Herro,
Front of House Staff. . . Kallen Deckert, Lisa Keyser, Bill Koutsky, Brady Lowe, Kelley Manson,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beth Moratto, Sharon Dawidowski Brian K. Murphy, Randy Nelson,
Joan Temple, Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski

LCT’s Mission

La Crosse Community Theatre creates productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience
members, volunteers, students, and staff. We provide opportunities for creativity and personal growth in a fun,
collaborative environment. As a community, we celebrate human connections through communication and interaction.

La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen

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A proupdrospdouncstioornof this

CARINGa creative approach to

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

love + medicine

La Crosse Community Theatre, Gundersen Health System, and KQEG-TV present



Originally produced by Cleveland Play House;
Michael Bloom, Artistic Director; Kevin Moore, Managing Director



Set Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer


Props Master Sound Designer Technical Director


Stage Manager Assistant Director



is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this
production is strictly prohibited.


Please be aware that there will be several actual gunshots used during this production.
One gunshot will come from the left side of the balcony in the theatre.
All gunshots are made with prop guns that do not shoot live ammo.

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

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa Smerud for photography, Boyer’s Budget
Furniture, Briar Patch, DeBracey Productions LLC, Mr. Sandless Wood Floor Refinishing, The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor,

Saint Mary’s University, TJ’s Cheddarhead Store, and UWL Department of Theatre Arts.

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

For mature elves only.

DEC. 7–22, 2018

PUMP HOUSE PERFORMANCES: Dec. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS LCT PERFORMANCES: Dec. 14-15 and 21-22
$17 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

La Crosse Community Theatre Pump House Regional Arts Center
608-784-9292 608-785-1434

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Director’s Note

LCT’s 55th Season eccentricities are based in fact, this play is pure fantasy,
387th Production marrying murder mystery with classic farce.
The Gillette of the play is a man obsessed with the idea
William Gillette was indeed a real person, and Gillette that he is the great mind that he appears to be on-stage.
Castle a real place. This was true in many ways for the realWilliam Gillette.
Gillette was a world-renowned actor famous for his His portrayal took on a life of its own to the point that
portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in a play that he was even Conan Doyle himself regarded Gillette and Holmes
personally chosen by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write. as one and the same. Gillette became the artistic model
Many of the images we associate with Sherlock Holmes for illustrations of Holmes, was often lovingly introduced
come to us through Gillette’s stage adaptation. His at public events as Sherlock Holmes, and his portrayal
innovations include the calabash pipe (it is rumored that greatly influenced how Doyle wrote the character in
he chose this shape because it didn’t block the audience’s later stories in the canon.
view of his face) and the phrase“Elementary, my dear Gillette Castle in now owned by the state of Connecticut
Watson.”Though Gillette, his castle, and their various and is a state park and museum open to the public.
The miniature railroad is real, but the art deco style of
our play is entirely the invention of our playwright, Ken
Ludwig. (I am told the castle is Connecticut’s third most
visited tourist site.)
Thank you all for welcoming me back to this theatre I
love so much. I missed you all, and it’s good to be home,
if even for a short visit. Enjoy the show!
Greg Parmeter

About the Playwright

KEN LUDWIG (Playwright) is a two-time Olivier on the Orient Express, written at the request of the
Award-winning playwright whose work is performed Christie Estate, premeired this season to sold-out
every night of the year throughout the world and in houses at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton,
more than 30 countries and over 20 languages. He and his world-premeire adaptation of Robin Hood!
has written 24 plays and musicals, with six Broadway opens at The Old Globe this summer. Mr. Ludwig has
productions and seven in London’s West End. His Tony received commissions from The Royal Shakespeare
Award-winning play Lend Me A Tenor was called“one Company, The Bristol Old Vic and The Old Globe, and
of the classic comedies of the 20th century”by The he is a Sallie B. Goodman Fellow of McCarter Theatre.
Washington Post. His other plays and musicals include His many awards and honors include the Charles
Crazy for You (five years on Broadway, Tony Award MacArthur Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, the
for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and Southeastern Theatre Conference Distinguished Career
West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Award, the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year,
Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broad- and the Edwin Forrest Award for Contributions to the
way), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The American Theatre. His book How to Teach Your Children
Three Musketeers, The Game’s Afoot, The Fox on the Shakespeare (Random House) won the Falstaff Award
Fairway, The Beaux’ Strategem, Baskerville: A Sherlock for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014, and his essays are
Holmes Mystery, and A Comedy of Tenors. His critically published by the Yale Review. He holds degrees from
acclaimed adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder Harvard and Cambridge University.

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A proupdrosdpuocntsioornof this
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William Gillette...........................Kaleb Morgan Simon Bright..............................Allante Walker
Martha Gillette....................... Stacy Bruemmer Aggie Wheeler..............................Lex Violette*
Felix Geisel.....................................Drew Larson Inspector Goring....................... Martha Boehm
Madge Geisel.....................Victoria Ortgiesen* Daria Chase.......................... Dominique Sicard

* = LCT main stage debut

Production and Design Staff

Director......................................Greg Parmeter Set Construction.... Dennis Dorman, Jim Nelson
Set Designer........................................Kit Mayer Costume Construction.............Marjorie Bazluki
Costume Designer................... Theresa Smerud ............... Peggy Buchda, Beverlee Clearman
Lighting Designer...............................Tim Harris .......... Kari Hoeth, Shirley Huhn, Julie Keitel
Props Master.................................Judith Payne .....................Cooper Koepke, Nancy Mahlum
Sound Designer...........................Olivia Golding ............................. Sharon Markee, Deb Olson
Technical Director................................Erek Weis ......................Maria Runde, Susan Tomashek
Stage Manager.........................Nicholas Martin ...................Lorraine Wilson, Suzanne Young
Assistant Director.........................Megan Roddy Run Crew........ Grace Riness, Susan Tomashek
Carpenter/Scenic Painter..................Kelsey Taunt


Audition • Costume Crew • Run Crew • Set Construction
Light Board Operator • Props Master • Sound Designer
Sound Board Operator • Stage Manager • Usher • Office Work

Visit us online for more information:

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The Game’s Afoot

Mansion on the Connecticut River near East Haddam, Connecticut. December 1936

Register today for Storytelling for Adults

Tuesdays from 5:30–7:00 p.m.

With master storyteller, Sara Slayton.

Designed for adults who wish to learn how to tell a compelling
and enjoyable story, this class looks at what makes a good
story, where to find good stories, how to write an engaging

personal story, and different ways to make a story interesting.


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

Registration is now open for
Winter Session Theatre Education Classes!

Classes meet on Saturday mornings. No classes scheduled February 23, 2019.

Age 5–7 Age 8–10 Age 10–12
9:00–9:45 a.m. 10:00–11:00 a.m. 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Winter Session: January 12–March 2, 2019


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

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Cast Biographies

MARTHA BOEHM (Inspector Gor- KALEB MORGAN (William Gillette)
ing) is excited to be back on stage is very excited to sink his teeth into a
with LCT. She has appeared in LCT’s major role on the LCT stage. Having
productions of Calendar Girls (Celia), been in two other productions, And
Boeing Boeing (Gloria), The Little Then There Were None and Mamma
Mermaid (Mersister/Ensemble), and Sister Act (Joey). Mia!, Kaleb is no stranger to LCT. He would like to
In her professional life, Martha works as Viterbo thank the talented cast and crew, as well as LCT for
University’s digital marketing and media specialist. continuing to believe in his work and for giving him
She enjoys RunDisney races and traveling with her the opportunity to do what he loves. He would also
husband, Brandon. like to thank the audiences for coming and support-
STACY BRUEMMER (Martha Gil- ing local theatre. Without them, there wouldn’t be a
lette) The Game’s Afoot is Stacy’s sec- community theatre.
ond murder mystery here at LCT. The VICTORIA ORTGIESEN* (Madge
first was Mousetrap, in which she Geisel) was born in Madison, WI. She
played the unfortunate victim. No moved to Los Angeles after graduat-
stranger to the stage, Stacy’s last LCT main stage ap- ing high school to pursue a career in
pearance was in the ensemble of Mamma Mia! and film. Returning to Wisconsin in 2015,
as Chris in Calendar Girls. She is also the Education she found work in the real estate industry, and has
Coordinator at LCT and teaches classes on Saturday since become an artist and yoga teacher. She dreams
mornings. Stacy has two children, a step-son (kinda about opening a design studio and volunteering
sorta), a terrific beau, lots of projects in the works, her time teaching art. She is currently studying art
and a great love of theatre! She is delighted to share history and TCM. This is her first show with LCT. She is
that love with you! Season’s Greetings! thrilled to be a part of the cast and community.

DREW LARSON (Felix Geisel) is a DOMINIQUE SICARD (Daria Chase)
junior at Viterbo University study- has relished the time she’s had
ing vocal performance and vocal playing such a delightfully wicked
pedagogy. Old Maid and the Thief character. She credits her past roles
and The Telephone are just a few as Fraulein Kost in Cabaret and
of the operas he’s been a part of. Mamma Mia! was Annabella Schmidt in The 39 Steps for giving her the
Drew’s first LCT show. When not performing, you necessary preparation. Of course, Dominique would
can find Drew on the golf course or bowling: things not be able to perform at all without the love and
he has enjoyed doing his whole life. You can also support of her family, especially Dustin, Damian, and
find Drew in the upcoming opera: Hansel and Gretel Dax. She loves them to the moon and back!
with Viterbo University. Drew extends all his success
and love to his family, his high school choir director, * = LCT main stage debut
Michael Esser, and his current vocal coach, Dan
Johnson Willmont.


Audition • Costume Crew • Run Crew • Set Construction • Board Operator
Props Master • Sound Designer • Stage Manager • Usher • Office Work

Visit us online for more information:

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Cast Biographies

LEX VIOLETTE* (Aggie Wheeler) is so ALLANTE WALKER (Simon Bright) is
ecstatic to be making her LCT debut! pumped to be a part of this comedic
She is currently a junior studying murder mystery. He last appeared
theatre performance and communi- on the LCT stage this past spring in
cation studies at UWL. She can’t wait Cabaret, and he was most recently
for everyone to see this show and how much hard seen as Hud in Hair at UW-La Crosse. To keep you up to
work the cast has put into it. She would like to thank date with all the current news, Allante produces the
her friends and family for their continued support Daybreak morning show every weekday and reports
throughout the years. Enjoy the show! for WXOW TV-19. He’d like to thank his family and
friends for their constant support.

* = LCT main stage debut

Production Staff Biographies

GREG PARMETER (Director) earned employed photographer and costumer. She dedicates
his MFA from the Johnny Carson this production to her momma“angel,”who taught
School of Theatre and Film at the her to sew and to love creating beautiful things to
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His wear. She would like to send a heartfelt thank you to
acting credits include seasons with her wonderful production team and cast.
the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Virginia Shakespeare
Festival, Northern Fort Playhouse, and a tour with TIM HARRIS (Lighting Designer)
Hampstead Stage Company. Greg, LCT’s former Artistic While you may remember him
Director, is currently an Assistant Professor in the most recently as Sam Carmichael in
theatre department at the University of Wisconsin-La Mamma Mia!, Tim is excited to be the
Crosse. He would like to thank Grant and the entire Lighting Designer for this production.
staff of LCT for welcoming him home with open arms; Some of his favorite designs here at LCT have been
it’s good to be back, even if only for a visit. Thanks also Tuesdays with Morrie and Noises Off. He also serves as
to Mandy, Ben, and Matilda for their love and support. the Production Manager for LCT. He is still looking for
KIT MAYER (Set Designer) is the the special lady in his life, but would like to thank his
resident scenic designer for LCT. Since friends, Mom, and family for all of their support.
emigrating from Lithuania, he has JUDITH PAYNE (Props Master) is
been active in designing theatre excited to be a part of the production
throughout the region, working at staff of LCT for the very first time.
the Commonweal Theatre, Viterbo University, St. Now that she is semi-retired from
Mary’s University, and LCT. He is a founding member lawyering, she is looking forward
of the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre and has had his to rediscovering her creative roots. Props has been
work seen throughout the country, as well as Europe, a great place for her to start, as it combines design,
Canada, and Australia. shopping, and scavenger hunting all in one. She feels
THERESA SMERUD (Costume very fortunate to have the support of, and to be able
Designer) has been involved with to work with, such a creative and talented team of
LCT for most of her life in various production professionals.
capacities: actor, costume designer,
and photographer. She is a self-

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Six-pack flex package

(six tickets that can be used in any combination)

or a gift certificate!

Both can be used all season long.

608-784-9292 |

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Production Staff Biographies

is a sophomore at the University of ager) is excited to be stage managing
Wisconsin La Crosse. She has been for the first time at LCT! The last pro-
volunteering at the theatre for over duction he stage managed was Our
11 years. This is her seventh show Town for the Fredric March Theatre at
working on sound for LCT. Some of her favorite shows the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He most recently
that she has worked on are Billy Elliot, The Little assistant stage managed LCT’s production of Cabaret.
Mermaid, and Cabaret. She would like to thank her Nicholas would like to thank his family for their sup-
family for their support. port. Enjoy the show!

EREK WEIS (Technical Director) MEGAN RODDY (Assistant Director)
joined LCT as the Technical Director is a senior Musical Theatre major and
last season. Originally from McFar- Arts Administration minor at UWL.
land, WI, Erek graduated from Viterbo This is her first production at LCT and
University with a B.F.A. in Theatre. she is delighted to be a part of The
He has worked at many different theatres, the most Game’s Afoot. Previous credits include Sandrine/Gayle/
recent being Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY, where he Deena/Hope in Almost, Maine (UWL) and Josephine
was a carpenter. Erek is excited to be back in La Crosse Bloom in Big Fish (UWL). She would like to thank Greg
and to join LCT’s team as they continue to produce for the wonderful opportunity to assistant direct and
quality theatre. the cast for their hard work and support! She hopes
you enjoy the show!

Join LCT on a trip to see Hamilton in Chicago!

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on December 6, 2018
and closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 2018.

SOLD OUT!Travel with La Crosse CommunityTheatre on a trip to
Chicago to see the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton:
An American Musical! Take in the windy city for three
nights and four days with LCT.
Enjoy dinner aboard the Odyssey Chicago River as it
sails down the Chicago River. See the sung- and rapped-
through musical about the life of American Founding
Father, Alexander Hamilton. After the seeing the
musical, take a deeper look into the life and times of
Alexander Hamilton through Hamilton: An Exhibition.
Make your reservation now, as the registration
window is brief and there are limited spots available.

Dominique Luecke Grant Golson

608-784-9292, ext. 8 608-784-9292, ext. 3

[email protected] [email protected]

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THE ARTS Thank you
Russell L. and Vera M.
Xcel Energy is a proud supporter Smith Foundation
of the La Crosse Community
Theatre. Visit for its generous support
to learn more. and sponsorship of

LCT’s 2018–2019 season.

© 2017 Xcel Energy Inc.

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Stephen Johnston, DDS
New Dentures • Repairs • Relines

605 2nd Ave S, Onalaska, WI

(608) 519-3946

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2018–2019 Corporate Friends of LCT

Platinum Level

Commercial AV Systems
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
UFAH • Vendi • Wisconsin Arts Board
Wisconsin Public Radio • WXOW TV-19

Gold Level

Altra Financial Advisors • Dahl Automotive • DigiCopy
Gundersen Health System • Kaplan • KQEG-TV

Logistics Health, Inc. • Mayo Clinic Health System
Morrie’s Volkswagon Audi

Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
State Bank Financial • Xcel Energy

Silver Level

Advanced Business Systems • CBS Graphics
Charlie Smader State Farm Insurance • Coulee Region Women

Denture Smart • Domino’s • Edward Jones
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen • Leithold Music
Lindy’s Subs and Salads • Lost Lake Beer
Mr. Sandless Wood Floor Refinishing • Piggy’s Restaurant
Pischke Motors • Stetzer Accounting Service • Stifel
Touch of Class • Travel Leaders • The Waterfront

Window World of La Crosse • WIPFLi

Bronze Level

Advanced Fiber Products • American Transmission Company
Bodega Brew Pub • Five Star Telecom • G.E.C.U. The Friendly Credit Union
Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub • La Crosse Queen Cruises • Lawn Keepers
Life in Harmony Music Therapy • Quality Vac and Sew • Rudy’s Drive-in

For information on becoming a Corporate Friend, please contact Grant Golson
at 608-784-9292 ext. 3 or [email protected].

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Angel Friend Donors

Altra Financial Advisors Weber Family Foundation Karl and Julie Noll
David Amborn and Karen Gilster Hon. Scott and Sue Horne Chuck and LuAnn Roth
Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
Chris and Sara Battison Keith and Mary Isaacs
Tom and Jan Brock William Koutsky Stetzer Accounting
John and Joan Temple
Roger and Kenna Christians John and Linda Lyche Xcel Energy Foundation
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan Mayo Clinic Health System
Randy and Lynn Nelson

Patron Donor List

Producer’s Circle Actor’s Circle Dick and Pat Spencer Norman and Joanne Jerome
($2,500+) ($250-$499) William and Marge Terry Mark Jolivette
William Koutsky In honor of Tim McNamara Thomas and Jean Thompson Bob and Mary Kelemen
John and Linda Lyche In honor of Dick Sartz Bradley and Leslie Weber Paul and Karen Klas
Karl and Julie Noll In memory of Wilma Scheffner Jim and Jo Ann Wickizer Bob and Deborah Kramer
Scott and Mary Rathgaber Peter and Joan Allen Daryl and Margaret Wood Larry and Diane Lindesmith
Chris and Sara Battison Promoter Dustin and Dominique Luecke
Director’s Circle John Bruemmer ($150-$249) Margeen and Stephen Mau
($1,000-$2,499) Marcia Camden Leanne Anderson Daniel McCammon
Tom and Jan Brock Roy Campbell and Ellen Ullsvik James and Lynn Arends Susan McDonald-Conroy
Arla Clemons Chuck Charbeneau and Sara Adams Arnie and Donna Asp and Kevin Conroy
Barbara and Donald Frank Bob and Kay Conzemius Jason and Kelley Bahr Lloyd and Evelyn Miller
J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan Kimberley and Tom Culp Tom and Mary Ballinger Edward and Sally Miner
Keith and Mary Isaacs Chad and Tammy Dutton Jan Beckwith Rosemary Nelson
Michael and Carol Mader Ted and Mary Jean Eisenbacher Ruby Biering Cyndy Nichols and Neal MacCallum
James Munn David and Barbara Foye Jim Birnbaum Tom and Lori Nigon
Jim A Nelson and Diane Foust Jeff and Carol Gohlke Clem and Addie Bott Ron and Frieda Nowland
Randy and Lynn Nelson Tom and Heidi Grau Paul Brown and Carleen Poellinger Elsie Patterson
Al Saterbak and Bill and Karen Hoel Barbara Burchill Dianne Pogreba
Julia Steinke Saterbak Charles and Mary Hosler Cari and Mark Burmaster Cam and Carlene Roberts
Robert and Mary Hubbard Robert M. and Gretchen Burns Nancy and Kirk Rodman
Designer’s Circle Joe and Linda Kastantin Gail Cleary Ken E Schaldach
($500-$999) Michael and Beverly Kratt John and Sharon Dawidowski George Schmidt
David Amborn and Karen Gilster Peter and Krin Krause Thomas Erb and Cecilia Caron Jim and Sheri Schneider
Chris and Vicki Born Michael Kruse Nancy Flottmeyer Sandy Sechrest
Jennifer Burchell Dan and Vicky Kunz Dennis and Lauri Ford Steven Sjolander
(In memory of Euel Bailey) Aurel and Sue Mailath Jim and Jo Glasser Martin and Karol Smith
Roger and Kenna Christians Mike and Sharon Markee William and Sarah Goff Susan Soltau and Tom Hansen
Julie Keitel Andrew and Nancy Matchett Peter and Janice Gutierrez Elizabeth Solverson
Leanna Olson-Taunt and Mark and Wendy Mattison Dennis and Donna Haggard James and Mary Beth Specht
Robert Taunt Fredrick and Barbara McNaughton Herb and Barbara Heili Paul and Jane Steingraeber
Jack and Barbara Peplinski Ken and Janine Merkitch Sue and Fred Heuer Edward Tanke
Barbara Rice Wayne and Sandy Oliver John and Linda Hoehn Tony Tomashek
Brian and Karen Rude Russ and Peggy Opland Jim and Diane Hoffmeister Patrice and Tony Vander Wielen
Jeri Sebo Leah Reimann Diann and John Honadel Stephen and Katherine Webster
Kathy Spelker Dennis and Sharon Ryan John and Charlene Hopkins Yvonne and David Whiteman
Stetzer Accounting Service Dick and Mary Jean Sartz Scott and Sue Horne Richard and Judy Williams
Richard and Pamela Strauss Lisa, Sam, and Katie Sauer Thomas Houlihan Bob and Joan Witte
John-Peter and Joan Temple Tom Schauer and Maureen Sullivan Rollin and Connie Huebsch Ken Wortman (In memory of Jean)
Vantage Architects Kurt and Julie Schroeder Shirley Huhn Joseph and Kathleen Zietlow
Ross and Lynn Marie West Linda Sherwood
Jane Wood

Visit us online for more information.

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Patron Donor List

Supporter Todd and Mary Jo Fetsch Tom and Jenelle Lee Bill and Maureen Schwartz
($100-$149) Sally Friend Mike and Teri Lehrke John and Doris Schwingle
Frank and Jenny Aberger Ellen Gianoli Jack Leifer Glenn and Lila Seager
Phil and Debbie Addis Rebecca Goche Debbie Lejeune Louise Sedevie-Lawrynk
Robert and Laurel Allen Mary and Bill Graumann Stephen and Karen Lind Michael Sigman and
Gary and Judy Anderson Chuck and Carmen Gustafson Gary and Deb Luecke Kelly Krieg-Sigman
Conrad and Margret Awtrey Chuck and Cheryl Hanson Robert and Diane Marcou Charlie and Lynn Smader
Mark and Linda Backer Natalie Hartigan Dolly Mehlhoff Arlene Smith
Nancy Beguin Harry and Vicky Helfrich Howard and Nancy Mills Dan and Janice Springer
Lawrence and Mary Lee Bott James and Barbara Hemker Mary Morris Pat and Joanne Stephens
Carol Bramschreiber Dan Herman and Mary Monsoor Curtis and Marcia Murray Wally and Betty Stoll
Judy Brennan Mike and Cheri Herro Doug Nelson and Cheri Olson Dawson and Jackie Strutt
Tom Bruemmer and Judy Cobb Mike and Lynn Hickey Ed and Corine Neuman Brian and Diane Sullivan
Molly Brueske Donald and Kathy Hill Bill and Karen Newburg Carol Taebel
Gale Bruessel Jerry and Diane Hoch Cheri and Tony Niedzwiecki Jim Tempke
Wendy Butler Dale and Christine Howard Christi Nowland Terry and Cheryl Thienes
Frank and Kristi Cadwell Richard and Marlene Hutter Paul and Judy Onsrud Kathy Thompson
Mike and Diana Carey Barbara Johnson Florence Overgard Bill and Pam Thrune
Katya Carter Jill Jones Diane Palm Jerry and Barbara Tripp
Ursula Cejpek Rose Ann Kazmierczak Susanne and Patrick Peck David and Laura Wagner
Jean Clark Chris and Jane Kerbaugh Bonnie Pederson Donald and Linda Wagner
Jolene Demaiffe Bruce Kerr Colleen Phelps Eileen Walsh Doyle
Dennis and Ellie Dorman Shaan Khan Jarrod and Sherry Picha Ray and Joyce Wichelt
Kevin Drewiske Lori Kleppe Tom and Tessie Renard Ruth and Marc Williams
Michael and Rita Edmunds Bob and Marlene Kohner Ted and Sheila Riley Theron Wilson
Rich and Sally Egan Pete and Alma Kohnert Thomas and Sharon Ryan Ed and Sharon Winga
Gary and LuAnne Ekern Jan and Louise Kovars Chuck and Patti SansCrainte Harvey and Pat Witzenburg
Nancy and Bruce Eklund Cliff and Cheryl Kremmer James and Elaine Schauls Gary and Debra Wold
Eldon and Fran Ellefson Robert Krueger L and T Schuttenhelm Xcel Energy
Daryl and Nancy Ertl Kristie Lawrence Andrew and Linda Schwartz Suzanne Young

What is a Hearing Loop?

Hearing Loops allow people who wear
hearing aids to directly receive the sound
from the theatre’s sound system in their
own hearing aids, much like Wi-Fi for
laptops. If you wear hearing instruments,
and they have a wireless receiver called a
T-coil or Telecoil built-in, you will benefit
from the hearing loop in our theatre. The
T-coil program is accessed by pushing a
button on your hearing aid. This T-coil
setting has to be activated before use.
Please consult your audiologist to ensure
your t-coils are properly adjusted.

If you do not have a T-coil equipped hearing
instrument, please feel free to stop by the
box office to pick up a hearing assist device.

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Community starts
with neighbors
who care.

That’s what our town is made of.
State Farm® has a long heritage of helping out in
the community. That’s why I’m proud to support
La Crosse Community Theatre.

Charlie Smader, Agent
1901 Jackson Street
1201196 La Crosse, WI 54601
Bus: 608-784-4510
[email protected]

Get to a better State®.

State Farm, Bloomington, IL

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Costume Crew

Run Crew
Set Construction
Light Board Operator

Props Master
Sound Designer
Sound Board Operator
Stage Manager

Office Work

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October 20, 2018

Celebrating Polish Independence
Guest Artist: Simon Mulligan, Piano

November 10, 2018
Americans in Paris:
Celebrating the First Veteran’s Day
Guest Artist: Tessa Lark, Violin

December 14-15, 2018
Celebrating the Holidays
Guest Artists: La Crosse BoyChoir, La Crosse Girl Choir

March 19, 2019

Celebrating Young Talent
Guest Artists: Rising Stars Concerto CompetitionWinners

April 13, 2019

Celebrating Cinema
Guest Artist: Yevgeny Kutik, Violin

May 18, 2019

Celebrating Latin Fire
Guest Artist: Lara St. John, Violin

June 8, 2019

Celebrating Percussion
Guest Artist: Frederic Chiu, Piano

608.783.2121 • Purchase your tickets today!

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Audience Services

Box Office Policies and Procedures Cameras/Recording/Cell Phones/Pagers

The box office is open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and The use of cameras, recording equipment, cellular phones and
one hour before performances. General admission tickets may pagers is strictly prohibited in the theatre. You may check these
be charged to a credit card or paid for with a check/cash at the items at the box office. Please leave your seat number at the
window. Tickets must be paid for at the time of the reservation. box office.
Tickets also may be purchased at
Phone Calls
Seat Reservations
Parents, please leave your seat numbers with your babysitter. If
All seats need to be reserved in advance, including those for they need to reach you during the performance, we will do our
season ticket holders. Reservations for the general public begin best. We do not interrupt the performance to page people for
approximately four weeks before the opening of each show; for phone calls.
season ticket holders about five weeks before the show. Patron
Donors (who have made an additional donation of $100 or Flowers
more per season) may reserve seats at any time. Season ticket
holders may purchase two additional single tickets for guests Giving flowers to cast members while on stage is inappropriate.
for each season ticket purchased, and must be for the same per- Flowers may be left in the box office for the stage manager
formance the season ticket holder is attending. If you forget or to deliver or you may hand them to the cast member once he
are somehow prevented from reserving your seats on time, we or she is out of costume. Audience members are not allowed
will do our best to help you find seats. However, seats are not backstage. If you wish to meet with a cast or crew member after
guaranteed once public ticket sales begin. There are no refunds. the show, please wait for them in the auditorium or lobby.
Please call the box office at 784-9292 if you have questions.
Bad Weather Policy
Need to Exchange Your Tickets?
It is the policy of La Crosse Community Theatre not to cancel
• All ticket exchanges must be done in person at the box office if performances due to bad weather. As a result, we urge our
your tickets have been printed. ticket holders to make every effort to attend the performance
• There is a $2.00 per ticket exchange fee, which is waived for for which they hold tickets. Should this prove impossible, please
season ticket holders and Patron Donors. call the box office as soon as possible before the performance
• Tickets may only be exchanged for another performance of and alternative arrangements will be made. We cannot guaran-
the same show, not for another show. tee that seating will be available for an alternate performance.
• Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the There are no refunds for inclement weather.
performance the original tickets are for.
• In case of emergency, we may (at our discretion) allow the Babies and Small Children
customer to use his or her tickets on another night if tickets
are available. These tickets may not be reserved ahead of time. We welcome children old enough to enjoy our productions. For
The ticket exchange fee still applies. the comfort of all audience members, we ask that children under
5 not attend productions rated PG and up. Regardless of age, all
Unable to Use Your Tickets? members of the audience must have a ticket for admission.

Sorry, all sales are final. There are no refunds. Please return your Late Seating Policy
unused tickets at least 24 hours in advance of the production
date to receive a receipt for a tax-deductible donation. We strive to begin performances on time. Please allow plenty
of time to find the theatre and to take your seat. If you arrive
more than 15 minutes after the show begins, we reserve the
right to release your seat(s) to someone else. There are no
refunds. Late arrivals will be seated at our discretion.

Weber Center Staff & Board

Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ranscht
Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator. . . Tegan Blank Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Golson
Concessions Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Dettman, Cassie Frerks Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timothy B. Schorr
. . . . . . . . . . . . Cassie George, Kelly Krieg-Sigman, Janet Loeffler
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison Mader, Brittany Schilla David Amborn, Dick Spencer, Glena Temple

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