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2010 ­2011 SEASON SPONSORS

The City of Cerritos gratefully thanks our 2010 ­2011 Season Sponsors for their generous support of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

YOUR FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS, YOUR FAVORITE THEATER

If your company would like to become a Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts sponsor, please contact the CCPA Administrative Offices at 562-916-8510.

THE CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (CCPA) thanks the following CCPA Associates who have contributed to the CCPA's Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund was established in 1994 under the visionary leadership of the Cerritos City Council to ensure that the CCPA would remain a welcoming, accessible, and affordable venue in which patrons can experience the joy of entertainment and cultural enrichment. For more information about the Endowment Fund or to make a contribution, please contact the CCPA Administrative Offices at (562) 916-8510.

Benefactor $50,001-$100,000

José Iturbi Foundation Dr. Stuart L. Farber William Goodwin Janet Gray Rosemary Escalera Gutierrez Marianne and Bob Hughlett, Ed. D. Robert M. Iritani Della and Dr. HP Kan Jill and Rick Larson Sissy and Rich Martinez Celia and Clarence Masuo Maureen and Mike Mekjian Toni and Tom Morgan Audrey and Rick Rodriguez Laura and Gary Rose Roberta and Gary Schaeffer Marilynn and Art Segal Nancy Sur Smith Kirsten and Craig M. Springer, Ph.D. Charles Wong Paula Briggs Scott N. Brinkerhoff Darrell Brooke Mary Brough Joyce and Russ Brown Dr. and Mrs. Tony R. Brown Cheryl and Kerry Bryan G. Buhler Ina Burton Linda and Larry Burton Susan and Tom Buttera Robert Campbell Michael Canup Richard E. Carlburg David Carver Michelle Casey Phillip Castillo Eileen Castle Yvonne and Dennis Cattell Rodolfo Chacon Joann and George Chambers Rodolfo Chavez Liming Chen Wanda Chen Margie and Ned Cherry Drs. Frances and Philip Chinn Patricia Christie Richard Christy Crista Qi and Vincent Chung Rozanne and James Churchill Neal Clyde Mark Cochrane Michael Cohn Claire Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Consani II Patricia Cookus Nancy Corralejo Virginia Correa Ron Cowan Patricia Cozzini Eugenia Creason Tab Crooks Angel De Sevilla Charmaine and Nick De Simone Robert Dean Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Deckard Betty DeGarmo Susanne and John DeHardt Erin Delliquadri Ester Delurgio Rosemarie and Joseph Di Giulio Rosemarie diLorenzo Sandra and Bruce Dickinson Amy and George Dominguez Mrs. Abiatha Doss Linda Dowell Robert Dressendorfer Gloria Dumais Stanley Dzieminski Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Eakin Dee Eaton Gary Edward Carla Ellis Robert Ellis Eric Eltinge Teri Esposito Kim Evans Richard Falb Renee Fallaha Heather M. Ferber Steven Fischer The Fish Company Elizabeth and Terry Fiskin Sue & Mike Fitzsimons Louise Fleming and Tak Fujisaki Jesus Fojo Anne Forman Dr. Susan Fox and Frank Frimodig Sharon Frank Teresa Freeborn Roberta and Wayne Fujitani Elaine Fulton Samuel Gabriel JoAnn and Art Gallucci Therese Galvan Arthur Gapasin Gayle and Michael Garrity Jan Gaschen Michael Gautreau Franz Gerich Mr. & Mrs. F. Gibson Roxanne and Alan Goldin The Goldsmith Family Margarita Gomez Raejean Goodrich Shirelle Gordon-Thompson Beryl and Graham Gosling Timothy Gower Marguerite and Werner Graf A. Graham and M. Marion Norma and Gary Greene Kenneth Greenleaf Guerra Family

Patron $20,001-$50,000

Bryan A. Stirrat & Associates National Endowment for the Arts Eleanor and David St. Clair

Partner $5,001-$20,000

Dr. Judy Akin Palmer and Dr. Jacques Palmer The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Chamber Music Society of Detroit Francesca and Douglas Deaver The Gettys Family Dr. and Mrs. Philip I. Kress Los Cerritos Center New England Foundation for the Arts Preserved TreeScapes International, Dennis E. Gabrick Bev & George Ray Charitable Fund Masaye Stafford Triangle Distributing Company United Parcel Service Wave Broadband Yamaha

Friend $1-$1,000

Maureen Ahler Cheryl Alcorn Joseph Aldama Sharlene and Ronald Allice Hedy Harrison-Anduha and Larry Anduha Susan and Clifford Asai Larry Baggs Marilyn Baker Terry Bales Sallie Barnett Alan Barry Cynthia Bates Dennis Becker Barbara Behrens Aldenise Belcer Yvette Belcher Peggy Bell Morris Bernstein Norman Blanco James Blevins Michael Bley Kathleen Blomo Karen Bloom Marilyn Bogenschutz Linda and Sergio Bonetti Patricia Bongeorno Ilana and Allen Brackett

Supporter $1,001-$5,000

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Nancy and Nick Baker In Loving Memory of Carol M. Behan Boeing Mary and Robert Buell Family Trust Marilynn and James Costantino Pamela and John Crawley Viriginia Czarnecki Lee DeBord Susie Edber and Allen Grogan Jill and Steve Edwards

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Roger Hale Jo and Paul Hanson Mark Harding Lois and Thomas Harris Valerie and Mike Harris Julie and Costa Hase Howard Herdman Saul Hernandez Charles Hess Molly Hickman Patricia Hines Charles E. Hirsch Ping Ho Dr. Richard Hochberg Kay and Wyn Holmes Jon Howerton Christina and Michael Hughes Melvin Hughes Mrs. Susan Hunsinger Jay Hurtado Mark Itzkowitz Grace and Tom Izuhara Sharon Jacoby David Jaynes Cathy and James Juliani Mary Ann and Steve Kahanic Luanne Kamiya Mr. and Mrs. George Katanjian Marylou and Allan Kennedy Roland Kerby Dr. Aaron Kern Fay and Lawrence Kerneen The Kerr Family Joseph Kienle Carol Kindler James King Jacky and Jack Kleyh Shirley and Kenneth Klipper Karen Knecht Lee M. Kochems and Vincent J. Patti Jerry Kohl Dawn Marie Kotsonis Shirley Kotsonis Ann Kough Bette and Ken Kurihara Linda and Harry Kusuda Patrice and Kevin Kyle Cathy LaBare Carl Laconico Nelson Lane David Latter Earnestine Lavergne Edward Le Blanc June and Harold Leach Dr. Trudy J. LeClair and Mr. Raymond Bradley Paolo Ledesma In Loving Memory of Ethel Lee

Peter J. Leets Helen Leonard Jack Lewis Marcia Lewis and John McGuirk Vanessa Lewis Judith and Dr. Henry Louria Nancy and Stephen Lutz Peter and Muysean Madden Laura and Sergio Madrigal Johnny Magsby Mary Majors Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Manalang Stephen Mao Eleanor Marlow Dr. and Mrs. Max B. Martinez, D.D.S. Mary and Donald Martini Janice Kay Matthews Pansy and Robert Mattox Cecilia and Ronald Maus Cindy and Doug Maxwell Janet McCarty Aliene Mcgrew Farley McKinney Dr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan Terry and Dave McMurtrey David Medellin Ursula and Lawrence Melvin Barbara and Edwin Mendenhall Diana Merryman Todd Meyer Luzviminda Miguel Hassan Milani Gary Miller Kathleen Miller Dr. Majorie Mitchell Ellie and Jim Monroe Patricia Moore Becky Morales David Moromisato Kris Moskowitz Cortland Myers Chidori Nakamura Stan Nakamura Jean and Ardell Nease Alan Negosian A.J. Neiman Wendy and Mike Nelson Nelson-Dunn, Inc. Ronald Nichols Jill and Michael Nishida Toby Nishida Linda Nomura Margene and Chuck Norton Cathryn O'Brien-Smith Ann and Clarence Ohara Karen Ohta Sylvia L. Osborne

P. P. Mfg. Co. Inc., Ronald Burr George Palomino Bonnie Jo Panagos Mary Ellen Pascucci Minna and Frank Patterson Angela and Devy Paul John Peterson Francisco Philibert Frances Pianelli Judith Pickup Merrill Plou Jackie and Joe Polen Forrest Poorman Gwen and Gerry Pruitt Susan Ragone Bijan Ramineh Dr. Marjorie and Frank Ramirez Karen Randall Robin Raymond Ellyn and Alan Reback Kathy Reid Rosalie Relleve Nikki and Dennis Repp Betty and Nash Rivera Sharon V. Robinson Rockwell Collins Lynne Rose Patricia Rose Jean Rothaermel Vivian and Tom Rothwell Shirley Rundell Tom Sakiyama Steve Salas and Steven P. Timmons Dennis Salts Monica Sanchez Sheri Sands Janet and Richard Sax Mary and Robert Scherbarth Mildred Scholnick Mabel and Dennis Schoonover Jerome Schultz Mary Serles William Shakespeare Olivette Shannon Kristi Shaw Drs. Mary and Steven Sherman Ron Shestokes The Douglas Lane Shulby, Sr. Family Kathleen Sidaris Steven Siefert Neil Siegel Maureen and A.J. Siegrist Dorothy Simmons Eric Simpson Benjamin Singer Loren Slafer

Sylvia Sligar Carol and Rob Smallwood Kevin Speaks Kerry Spears Dan Stange Kris and Robert Steedman Gale Stein Donna Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Strawther Richard Strayer William R. Stringer A.J. Taen Lawrence Takahashi Nora and Winford Teasley Ken Thompson Karen Tilson Joann Tommy Sharon Touchstone Lilliane K. Triggs Jean Tuohino Maria Tupaz Alex Urbach Dorothy and Robert Van Nice June and Sonny Van Dusen Mr. and Mrs. L.Van Pelt Tim VanEck Maria Von Sadovszky Diane and Fred Vunak Charles Wadman Laura Walker Donna and Robert Walters Angela and Sinclair Wang Karen and Robert Webb Carol Webster and Chris Enterline Darlene Weidner Marijke and Tim Weightman Anita and David Weinstein Lynne and Ken Wellty Sandra Welsh Helen Williams Laura H. and John D. Williams Lee Williamson Merrillyn Wilson Pornwit Wipanurat Robert Worley Candy and Jim Yee Eunee and Frank Yee Jeanette Yee Basha Yonis Ruthann Yuhas Barbara Yunker Xavier Zavatsky John W. Zlatic

Giving level designations are based on the cumulative giving of the named contributor. Lists are updated twice a year, in July and January. To request a change to your listing, please call (562) 467-8806 or send an e-mail to [email protected] 3

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AN EVENING WITH FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS

Saturday, September 11, 2010, 8:00 PM

This performance will not include an intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

BIOGRAPHY

Revered for his falsetto and three-octave range, legendary crooner Frankie Valli and his band the Four Seasons celebrate the classics that propelled them onto the music charts and into entertainment history. AN EVENING WITH FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS features some of the group's timeless hits, which include Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Who Loves You, and December 1963 (Oh, What a Night). From 1962 to 1978, Valli and the Four Seasons sold more than 100 million records, climbing music charts with a streak of Top 40 tunes that included C'mon Marianne, Watch the Flowers Grow, Working My Way Back to You, and Will You Love Me Tomorrow. When the Beatles and other British Invasion bands gripped the United States in the 1960s, Valli and the Four Seasons endured with their catchy

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Rock-Pop-Doo Wop blend, releasing the popular hits Ronnie, Save It for Me, and Big Man in Town. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. A true American icon, Frankie Valli has bedazzled generations of fans and critics with a legendary string of solo hits, including Can't Take My Eyes Off You and the No. One songs My Eyes Adored You and Grease. The New York Times hailed: "Valli's falsetto was a force of nature that defied genre and gave [the Four Seasons] ... immediately identifiable sound." This celebrated voice wowed critics and fans with impressive hits, including the Top 40 tunes I Make a Fool of Myself, To Give (The Reason I Live), and Swearin' to God. Valli and the Four Seasons' enduring appeal attracts new fans every day. n

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AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL BOLTON

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 8:00 PM

This performance will not include an intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

BIOGRAPHY

Throughout his illustrious career, Michael Bolton has sold more than 53 million albums, teaming up with musical luminaries such as Luciano Pavarotti, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Streisand. In AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL BOLTON, the one-time BMI "Songwriter of the Year" showcases his Soft-Rock ballads, which include Said I Loved You ... But I Lied, When I'm Back on My Feet Again, and the Grammy-winning Pop songs How Am I Supposed to Live Without You and When a Man Loves a Woman. Bolton will also introduce tunes from his new album, One World One Love, which The Village Voice praised for its "dramatic piano melodies." Bolton's uniquely appealing voice earned him the three-time distinction of "Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist" from the American Music Awards and a 2005 Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Music and Lyrics" for the documentary Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America. He continues to test musical genre boundaries with One World One Love, which features collaborations with popular R&B icon Ne-Yo in the track The Best and Pop queen Lady Gaga, who co-wrote the song Murder My Heart. Bolton will be featured in the new season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, premiering on September 20. n

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AN EVENING WITH KENNY LOGGINS

Friday, September 17, 2010, 8:00 PM

This performance will not include an intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

BIOGRAPHY

Long revered for his potent combination of orchestration and balladry, Kenny Loggins ruled the music charts with an endless stream of hits that includes the Grammywinning songs What a Fool Believes, a collaboration with The Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald, and This Is It, which the Los Angeles Times hailed as "sensitive ... sophisticated, Soul-flavored Rock." AN EVENING WITH KENNY LOGGINS is a showcase of the Rock-Pop icon's biggest hits, which include I'm Alright, Footloose, and Celebrate Me Home. Loggins started his career as a Folk singer and eventually gravitated toward Rock, but he exhibits his versatility in a colorful range of genres, including Pop, Smooth Jazz, and Children's music. Collaborations with renowned singer-producer Jim Messina led to three Platinum albums, including

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Celebrate Me Home, Nightwatch, and Keep the Fire. Since going solo in 1976, Loggins has earned a reputation as one of the most successful writers and singers for blockbuster soundtracks such as Caddyshack, Top Gun, One Fine Day, Rocky IV, and Thelma and Louise. Loggins also delighted youngsters and their parents with the tunes House at Pooh Corner and A Return to Pooh Corner, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Kids Audio chart. Your Heart Will Lead You Home was showcased in Disney's hit film The Tigger Movie. In 2007, Loggins released How About Now and was inducted into the RockWalk for his many contributions to music. In 2009, Loggins' family album All Join In was added to his vast discography. n

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CECILIO & KAPONO

Sunday, September 19, 2010, 3:00 PM

There will be one 20-minute intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

BIOGRAPHIES

For years, the longstanding musical duo CECILIO & KAPONO has charmed sold-out crowds with its unique blend of Pop, Soft Rock, and Aloha spirit. A recipient of the Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawaii's equivalent of the Grammys) for its albums Life's Different Now, Goodtimes Together, and Lifetime Party: 30 Years of Friends, the pair is one of The Aloha State's most successful and popular acts. Cecilio David Rodriguez and Henry Kapono Ka'aihue met in 1973 through mutual friends and soon discovered that they shared a common love for American Folk music and acoustic Rock. They started performing together and were embraced by islanders for their original compositions, which weave a counter melody into an existing one. Eight consecutive months of sold-out shows followed. Heavily influenced by Sting, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Wonder, Cecilio & Kapono injected the Hawaiian heritage and island spirit into its repertoire. Columbia Records signed the duo to a three-album contract, launching the beginning of a celebrated musical alliance that kicked off with the top-selling records Cecilio & Kapono, Elua, and Night Music. While Cecilio & Kapono has become one of Hawaii's most popular and respected duos, the musicians have also enjoyed successful solo careers. Cecilio was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, where he received an extensive musical education. A multi-instrumentalist, he is adept at the guitar, piano, trumpet, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. Prior to forming Cecilio & Kapono, he caught the attention of Sonny Charles, a musician with the popular Las Vegas group The Checkmates. Cecilio toured with Charles, gaining further exposure, which led to shows with the R&BDoo-Wop group Little Anthony & the Imperials. One of Hawaii's most prolific composers and songwriters, Cecilio has released critically acclaimed solo works that include Maybe Tonight, Storybook, Then ... and Now, and Sweet Surprise! A native Hawaiian, Kapono started singing at age 5 in a children's church choir. With no formal music training, Kapono taught himself how to play the guitar by listening to records and the radio and observing professional guitarists in action. Kapono has won five Na Hoku Hanohano Awards ­ including 1983's "Male Vocalist of the Year" for Dreamer Boy (A Children's Story); 1986's Henry Kapono & Tropical Heat; 1991's Song for Someone; and 1992's "Song of the Year" for Broken Promise. His Grammy-nominated The Wild Hawaiian won a Na Hoku Hanohano honor for "Rock Album of the Year" in 2007. Kapono, who is the author of the awardwinning children's book A Beautiful Hawaiian Day, has appeared in numerous television shows and the films Damien and Waterworld. n

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BOWZER'S ULTIMATE DOO WOp pARTY, VOL. 2

Featuring

GENE CHANDLER, THE ANGELS®, MAURICE WILLIAMS & THE ZODIACS, DAVE SOMERVILLE (Original Lead Singer of The Diamonds), PAUL & PAULA,

and

BOWZER & THE STINGRAYS Hosted by Bowzer

Tour Direction DAVID BELENZON MANAGEMENT, INC.

Friday, September 24, 2010, 8:00 PM

There will be one 20-minute intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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BIOGRAPHIES

BOWZER'S ULTIMATE DOO WOP PARTY, VOL. 2 incorporates music and comedy into an entertaining show for the whole family. Expect an evening of great hits from an all-star cast that includes GENE CHANDLER, who shook up the Billboard charts with his signature tune Duke of Earl. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. The mastermind behind the hit Groovy Situation, R&B-Soul singer Chandler was inducted as a Pioneer Award honoree into the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1997. Also appearing is THE ANGELS®, which enraptured scores of fans and critics with the catchy No. One Pop tune My Boyfriend's Back. The all-girl group soared onto the music charts with the Top 20 ballad 'Til and the Top 40 followup Cry Baby Cry. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005. The Angels'® fellow Vocal Group Hall of Fame member, MAURICE WILLIAMS & THE ZODIACS, also rocks the CCPA stage with the acclaimed songs Stay, which was featured in the box-office hit movie Dirty Dancing, and May I. With DAVE SOMERVILLE at its helm, The Diamonds struck gold with Little Darlin', Silhouette, and The Stroll. Bestowed with Canada's prestigious Hall of Fame Juno Award, the group's unique sound influenced countless performers, including Carole King, Elvis, and Bob Dylan. The concert also features Pop duo PAUL & PAULA. Hailed for Hey Paula, which soared to the No. One spots on the Pop and R&B charts, the twosome followed up with the Top 10 song Young Lovers. Hosting this Doo Wop extravaganza is BOWZER, who performs with his group BOWZER & THE STINGRAYS. The group wows audiences with the classic tunes Blue Moon, Shout!, and Do You Love Me. Bowzer, also known as Jon Bauman, was a piano prodigy who attended the Juilliard School at age 12. At New York's prestigious Columbia College, Bauman and his classmates created the group Sha Na Na. With Bauman as the Bowzer character, Sha Na Na became a No. One syndicated show aired in 32 countries. Today, Bauman is the chairman of the Truth in Music Committee of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, which protects musicians and fans from copycat bands. Bowzer & The Stingrays performs to enthusiastic audiences around the United States, delivering the best hits of the Doo Wop and Rock eras. n

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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW

Friday, September 25, 2010, 8:00 PM

There will be one 20-minute intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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BIOGRAPHY

Kris Kristofferson redefined Country music with chart-topping hits such as Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, and For the Good Times. He scored three Grammys with the singles Help Me Make It Through the Night, From the Bottle to the Bottom, and Lover Please. The icon, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004, returns to the spotlight in KRIS KRISTOFFERSON SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW to put the focus purely on his songs. "It feels like direct communication to the listener," he says. "I still have more fun when I'm with the band, but being alone is freer, somehow. It's like being an old Blues guy, just completely stripped away." In pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming a professional songwriter, Kristofferson paid his dues working part-time jobs. Being a janitor for Columbia Studios got his foot into the business side of the music world. His studio job offered him a chance meeting with Country music icon Johnny Cash and an opportunity to see Bob Dylan in recording sessions. During this period, Kristofferson was writing songs that embodied the alienation that many Americans felt during the turbulent era of social change in the 1960s. His lyrics also embraced the values of personal freedom and emotional honesty. "His ability to explore the world's truths and still remain hopeful is a big reason why Kristofferson and his struggle for freedom still matter," says the Hollywood Reporter. The candidness of Kristofferson's tunes attracts devout fans of all ages. The refreshing sound also appeals to performers who vie to record his catchy songs. Cash won the Country Music Association's 1970 "Song of the Year" with Kristofferson's Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down. Ray Price cinched the Academy of Country Music's 1970 "Song of the Year" with Kristofferson's For the Good Times. Roger Miller and Janis Joplin both found great success with the Kristofferson-penned Me and Bobby McGee, while Bobby Bare cracked the Top 10 Country music chart with the songwriter's Come Sundown. The Country hit Help Me Make It Through the Night, sung by Sammi Smith, garnered Kristofferson the first of his three Grammys in the 1970s. Kristofferson continued to strike gold with songs such as 1974's Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends, a No. One hit for Ronnie Milsap. Kristofferson also was making his own hit recordings of original material, including the 1971 Pop song Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) and the Gospel-influenced Why Me, which was a crossover hit of 1973. The '80s and '90s brought more acclaim with the singles Nobody Loves Anybody Anymore, Put It Off Until Tomorrow, How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around, Love Is the Way, and Moment of Forever. Kristofferson's timeless appeal shines through in the 2006 This Old Road album, which contains 11 gems that explore love, gratitude, aging, war, and freedom. The Washington Post said the record "possesses the intimate, spontaneous feel of something done on the fly." In 2009, his latest album Closer to the Bone was released on New West Records. Kristofferson's acting success has been on par with his prolific music career. His movie credits include 1974's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore; A Star Is Born, for which he won the 1977 Golden Globe; 1984's Songwriter, which earned him an Oscar nomination for "Original Song Score"; 1998's box office hit Blade; and 2005's sci-fi thriller The Jacket. Kristofferson continues to act, compose, record, and tour. An activist for social justice and human-rights issues, he was named "Veteran of the Year" in 2002 by the American Veteran Awards. n

On Stage

Advertising Opportunity

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) is now accepting advertising space reservations for the On Stage program. Each issue of the program is distributed to approximately 15,000 patrons. Placing an advertisement in On Stage for the entire season provides an opportunity to reach more than 135,000 theater patrons. The CCPA attracts patrons from throughout Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties. Patrons have the discretionary income to enjoy dining and shopping excursions before and after attending performances. For more information about advertising in On Stage, please call Account Executive Anna Jones at (562) 916-8510, extension 2520.

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AMERICA ­ 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Friday, October 1, 2010, 8:00 PM

This performance will not include an intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

BIOGRAPHY

In the early '70s, a trio known as America became a global sensation and a household name when the band's single A Horse With No Name galloped to the No. One spot on the music charts. The group released hit after hit and quickly made music history when it won a "Best New Artist" Grammy Award. America originally consisted of friends Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek, who cemented their rise on Billboard charts with the Top 10 singles Ventura Highway and I Need You, winning legions of fans and a Grammy in 1972. The group's best-known tunes, from soul-bearing ballads to unique medleys ­ including Tin Man, the inspirational Lonely People, and the No. One hit Sister Golden Hair ­ were cornerstones of 1970s Rock radio and Top 40 music charts. In AMERICA ­ 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR, the band reintroduces its signature sound, a thrilling musical brew that intoxicated the United States and Europe with integrated elements of Folk, Pop, and Rock. The trio's success came strong and fast, spawning a series of Platinum and Gold albums, including America; Homecoming; Holiday; and History, a compilation of the band's greatest hits. America's songs, typically highlighting themes of travel, displacement, and restlessness, have long transcended borders, winning fans from all walks of life. At the height of America's success in 1977, Peek amicably left the group to pursue a solo career as a Christian Pop artist. Beckley and Bunnell continued on, exploring

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and experimenting with various sounds, management teams, and record labels. The pair delivered its first album sans Peek, Silent Letter, and the edgy Alibi. In 1982, America climbed back on the music charts with the hit You Can Do Magic from the album View From the Ground. Beckley and Bunnell spent the latter half of the 1980s focusing on their live shows, which numbered about 100 performances a year. A hot ticket on the concert circuit, America continued to delight its loyal fan base while attracting a new generation of followers. In addition to touring, they dedicated the next decade to solo undertakings and side projects. These included updating and reissuing the older America albums on CDs and releasing retrospective compilations, including the three-CD box set Highway: 30 Years of America and the acclaimed The Complete Greatest Hits, which landed the group back on the Billboard charts. In 2006, America was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. A fateful encounter with Adam Schlesinger of the Indie-Rock group Fountains of Wayne led to a new recording contract with Sony BMG's Burgundy Records label. Teaming up with Schlesinger and James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins, America delivered the 2007 two-CD set Here & Now, a spectacular distillation of the band's past and present hits. The duo's first major-label studio record since Perspective in 1984, Here & Now preserves America's classic core sound while also introducing new titles by younger musicians heavily influenced by the Soft Rock pioneers. n

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BENISE THE SpANISH GUITAR

Saturday, October 2, 2010, 8:00 PM

There will be one 20-minute intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

BIOGRAPHY

BENISE transports audiences to faraway worlds in THE SPANISH GUITAR, a show about the healing powers of hope. His enchanted guitar becomes a treasure chest of inspiration and propels Benise into his role as a troubadour for the ages in a "unique musical journey that lures the audience into a willing trance," proclaims the Charlotte Observer. The showcase integrates footage of Benise in his voyage across the globe to Old Havana, an Arabian desert, the romantic canals of Venice, the oldest building in Spain, a Paris café, and a 2,000-year-old Buddhist temple in India. Brilliantly choreographed dance numbers and orchestral pieces accompany the stories told by the magical guitar. It is easily "one of the most colorful live shows of the season!" hails the Los Angeles Daily News. Since age 11, Roni Benise taught himself to play the guitar and mastered a variety of different styles that eventually meshed to become his own unique brand. When he was rejected by all the Los Angeles clubs, Benise started playing on the streets, quickly winning the admiration of native Angelenos and tourists from around the world who called him the "Pied Piper" of the Spanish guitar. Though unable to read music, Benise composed original works that were embraced widely for their edgy, exotic, and sensual personality. From the street shows, his music took on a life of its own, attracting dancers and cirque performers, leading to sold-out concerts throughout Southern California. "I hope people will be inspired ­ by our story, by the music, by the production ­ and have the passion to follow their own dreams," says Benise, who won an Emmy for his PBS Nights of Fire! production, which The New York Times calls "an exotic voyage through a land of romance and wonder." The awe-inspiring stage spectacular is a blend of theater and music that draws from the Spanish Flamenco, Argentinean Tango, and Brazilian Samba. The extravaganza is "an all-out celebration of music, love, and life as Benise and 50 world-class performers turn tradition on its head with a series of infectious songs ...," raves The New York Times. n

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PROGRAM

ACT I Opening Gypsy Nights Tribal Mon Amor Malaguena Monserrat Galletto's Jam INTERMISSION ACT II Arabesque 2- Shambala Aranjuez Mi Amor Café Paris Cuba Libre While My Guitar Gently Weeps Tango de Besame Bamboleo Club Show Resolution Evermore (The Wedding Song)

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PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT - JOYFUL NOISEMAKERS, LLC Steven B. Kane & Michael McFadden

present

THE COLOR pURpLE

BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY ALICE WALKER AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTURE

Book by MARSHA NORMAN Scenic Design JOHN LEE BEATTY Costume Design PAUL TAZEWELL

Music and Lyrics by ALLEE BRENDA STEPHEN WILLIS RUSSELL BRAY Lighting Design BRIAN MacDEVITT Sound Design CRAIG CASSIDY Music Supervisor JOSEPH JOUBERT Director of Production SCOTT ORLESKY Company Manager ARTHUR J.M. CALLAHAN

Hair Design CHARLES G. LaPOINTE Casting MARK MINNICK General Manager STEPHEN M. KEARNS

Music Director JASPER GRANT Director of Operations LISA MATTIA Production Stage Manager CHRISTOPHER LOCKLEAR Choreographed by DONALD BYRD Directed by GARY GRIFFEN

THE COLOR PURPLE was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. THE COLOR PURPLE is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. 1359 Broadway, Suite 914, New York, NY 10018 · www.theatricalrights.com EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION by THE ROAD COMPANY 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10036 · (212) 302-5200 · www.theroadcompany.com www.colorpurple.com www.phoenix-ent.com

Friday, October 8, 2010, 8:00 PM Saturday, October 9, 2010, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday, October 10, 2010, 2:00 PM

There will be one 20-minute intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited

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CAST (in order of appearance)

Celie ................................................................... DAYNA JARAE DANTZLER Nettie ................................................................................... TRACI ALLEN Church Soloist ........................................................................ KADEJAH ONÉ Church Lady (Doris) .................................................................. NESHA WARD Church Lady (Darlene) .................................................... VIRLINDA STANTON Church Lady (Jarene) ............................................................. DeAUN PARKER Preacher/Prison Guard ........................................................ PHILLIP BRANDON Pa .......................................................................................... MARK HALL Mister ............................................................................ EDWARD C. SMITH Harpo .................................................................. LEE EDWARD COLSTON II Sofia ................................................................................... PAM TROTTER Squeak ........................................................................... ALLISON SEMMES Shug Avery ................................................................ TAPRENA AUGUSTINE Ol' Mister ....................................................................... PHILLIP BRANDON Buster ................................................................................. KEITH ADAMS Grady ................................................................................... KEITH ADAMS Daisy .......................................................................... MELANIE L. GASKINS Bobby .................................................................................. KEYON POWERS Olivia ............................................................................. MELANA L. LLOYD Adam ............................................................................ JULIUS C. CARTER

ENSEMBLE KEITH ADAMS, CLOTILE BONET, JULIUS C. CARTER, ALLYSON KAYE DANIEL, TRACIE FRANKLIN, MELANIE L. GASKINS, MARK HALL, DONALD JONES, JR., MELANA L. LLOYD, CHRISTA OLIVER, KEYON POWERS, CHRISTOPHER SAMS, and ASHLEY WARE

STANDBYS AND UNDERSTUDIES Standbys and understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance. For Celie ­ CLOTILE BONET and ASHLEY WARE; for Shug Avery ­ TRACIE FRANKLIN and VIRLINDA STANTON; for Sofia ­ KADEJAH ONÉ, NESHA WARD, and DeAUN PARKER; for Nettie ­ ASHLEY WARE and MELANA L. LLOYD; for Mister ­ MARK HALL and KEITH ADAMS; for Harpo ­ KEYON POWERS and JULIUS C. CARTER; for Squeak ­ MELANA L. LLOYD and MELANIE L. GASKINS; for Ol' Mister ­ MARK HALL; for Grady/ Adam ­ CHRISTOPHER SAMS; for preacher ­ DONALD JONES, JR.; for Church Soloist ­ ALLISON KAYE DANIEL and ASHLEY WARE; for Olivia ­ CHRISTA OLIVER; for Church Ladies ­ CLOTILE BONET, ALLISON KAYE DANIEL, TRACIE FRANKLIN, and KADEJAH ONÉ

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MUSICAL NUMBERS SETTING The story takes place in Georgia between 1909 and 1949. ACT I Overture ............................................................................................. Orchestra Huckleberry Pie ..................................................................... Young Celie and Nettie Mysterious Ways ........................................ Church Soloist, Church Ladies, and Company Somebody Gonna Love You ................................................................................... Celie Our Prayer ...................................................................... Nettie, Celie, and Mister Big Dog ............................................................................ Mister and Field Hands Hell No! .................................................................................... Sofia and Sisters Brown Betty ...................................................................... Harpo and Men, Squeak Shug Avery Comin' to Town ............................................... Mister, Celie, and Company Too Beautiful for Words ............................................................................ Shug Avery Push Da Button ............................................................... Shug Avery and Company Uh Oh! ................................................................ Church Ladies, Sofia, and Squeak What About Love? ................................................................... Celie and Shug Avery INTERMISSION ACT II African Homeland .......................................... Nettie, Celie, Olivia, Adam, and Villagers The Color Purple ................................................................................ Shug Avery Celie's Curse ........................................................................................... Mister Miss Celie's Pants ............................................... Celie, Shug Avery, Sofia, and Women Any Little Thing .......................................................................... Harpo and Sofia I'm Here ................................................................................................. Celie The Color Purple (Reprise)............................................... Celie, Nettie, and Company ORCHESTRA Conductor/Piano ­ JOE RYAN JOSEPH Associate Conductor/Keyboard #2 ­ ANGELA ESTES Reeds ­ BRYAN CONNELL Trumpet ­ MARK GOSIEWSKI Guitar ­ TIMOTHY WENDEL Bass ­ THOMAS BRINKLEY Drums ­ JEFF FARRELLO Percussion ­ JEFF SNIDER

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BIOGRAPHIES

DAYNA JARAE DANTZLER's (Celie) recent credits include Barter Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Frankenstein (Servant), Theatreworks/Two Beans Productions' James and the Giant Peach (national tour), and the Negro Ensemble Company's Chronicles of Color (New York City tour). Dantzler gives thanks to her mother for her everlasting love and support. PAM TROTTER (Sofia) is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Trotter's television and film credits include Hawthorne, Chuck, Dollhouse, Everybody Hates Chris, My Name is Earl, and Dreamgirls. Her theater credits include Ain't Misbehavin', Smokey Joe's Cafe, Big River, and Blues in the Night. Trotter is extremely thankful to play the role of Sofia. TAPRENA AUGUSTINE's (Shug Avery) theater credits include a national tour of The Pajama Game (Mae), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette/Suzi Award nominee), Frankenstein (Midwife), Hairspray (Dynamite), West Side Story (Consuela), Cats (Bombalurina), Swing! (Lead), and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (Swing). Augustine has performed at Carnegie Hall and with the San Jacinta Dance Company. After attending the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, she toured with the I.U. Soul Revue, African American Dance Ensemble, and as a background vocalist with various R&B recording stars. Each performance is dedicated to her New Orleans family and Ahuacan DeGruy. For more information, visit www.taprena.com. EDWARD C. SMITH (Mister) has been a lifelong disciple of the theater. His favorite roles include Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime, Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar, John in Miss Saigon, Captain Davenport in A Soldier's Play, Delbert Tibbs in The Exonerated, and King Amonosro in Aida, which toured throughout China and North America. LEE EDWARD COLSTON II (Harpo) is a former prison guard turned actor, playwright, and author. After leaving the Department of Corrections, Colston graduated from the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts with a bachelor of fine arts degree. Colston has 25 productions to his credit, including Avenue X (Barrymore nomination), The Cradle Will Rock (Irene Ryan nomination), and Othello. Colston's play Solitary was a 2009 winner of the Philadelphia Theatre Workshop PlayShop Festival. His book of poetry, Phenomenal Brotha, was released in 2005. Colston thanks God and his

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amazing family and friends for their continued love and support. He sends a special thanks to Derby and Adrienne. For more information, visit www.LeeColston.com. TRACI ALLEN (Nettie) is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Color Purple. Allen's favorite theater credits include Footloose; Once on This Island; Bud, Not Buddy; and Five Fingers of Funk (a world premiere). Allen is a graduate of Howard University. To God be the glory. ALLISON SEMMES (Squeak) is a Chicago native and a graduate of New York University (NYU). Her credits include Bubbling Brown Sugar (Ella) at Stage Door Theatre, Dreamgirls (Lorrell) at Cohoes Music Hall, and Town Hall's Broadway's Rising Stars. Semmes' NYU credits include Violet (Lula/Landlady), Tim Rice and Alan Menken's 10th Anniversary King David (Wife), and Candide (Sheep). Semmes sends much love to the Semmes, Davis, and Banks families. Phillipians 4:4-13. DeAUN PARKER (Church Lady Jarene) is honored to be part of a great production. Parker received her bachelor of arts degree in music education from Central State University. Upon graduation, she taught music in the Columbus and Los Angeles public school systems. Her credits include Kwamina, The Wiz, Talkin' bout the Church, and Black Resurrection. VIRLINDA STANTON's (Church Lady Darlene) theater credits include The Lion King, Hercules The Museical, Blues in the Night, Tarzan, Once on This Island, and Black Nativity. Stanton's television credits include the CBS pilot Under One Roof, and Praise The Lord for TBN. She also was a national anthem vocalist. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/appointedangel. NESHA WARD's (Church Lady Doris) regional credits include Maxwell: A New Musical (Ensemble); Nunsense (Sr. Mary Hubert); and Nunsense II (Sr. Mary Hubert). Ward's New York City credits include Til the Day I Die (Major), Under Milkwood (Polly Garter), NYMF Broadway Idol 2008 (finalist), and MetroStar Talent Challenge 2008 (second runner-up). Love and thanks to family and friends. PHILLIP BRANDON (Preacher and Ol' Mister) was raised in a very close and loving family in Los Angeles. Brandon is a graduate of Morehouse College. He performed in Porgy and Bess and has worked with the group Take 6 and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. "The greatest failure is never

having tried at all." KADEJAH ONÉ (Church Soloist), a native of New Orleans, Louisana, has been showcased in Off-Broadway's Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, and The Wiz. Oné starred in the African Continuum Theater Company's adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's Spunk, for which she won the Helen Hayes Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Residential Musical." Oné attributes her success to God, her mother, family, and friends. KEITH ADAMS (Buster, Grady, and Ensemble) performed in Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon and Jesus u/s) at the Tony award-winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. He has sung the national anthem for the Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Hawks for more than 10 years and performs with the band Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters. Adams' performances are dedicated to his wonderful family and friends. Peace and love. CLOTILE BONET (Ensemble) recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of fine arts degree. She is thrilled to be on her first national tour. Her previous credits include Aida, Sarah in Ragtime, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Lovely Lady in Les Miserables. Bonet sends a special thanks to her beautiful parents Harry and Debra and her seven siblings. I love you. JULIUS C. CARTER (Adam and Ensemble) graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, where he pursued dance, history, and pre-law. His theater credits include a national tour of Movin' Out (Ensemble, u/s Tony and Drill Sergeant) and The Full Monty (Keno, regional). Carter appeared in the film Public Enemies (Train Porter). Carter has danced with The Seldoms Dance Company, SPDW Dance Company, Duarte Dance Works, and Deanna Carter Dancers. Love to Mum-G and Dad-R. ALLYSON KAYE DANIEL (Ensemble) hails from Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater. Daniel's recent credits include Disney Cruise Line, Peterborough Players, and For the Glory with NETworks Presentations. She sends a big thank you to family, friends, and teachers. TRACIE FRANKLIN's (Ensemble) international tours include Hairspray (Dynamite) and Disney Live! (Storyteller Tracie). Franklin's regional credits include The Deciders (OffBroadway), Ain't Misbehavin' (Charlaine), Sweet Charity

(Helene), Into the Woods (Little Red), Little Shop of Horrors, Ragtime, and All Night Strut. She has shared the stage with Ben Vereen, Debbie Allen, Tony Bennett, and Bill Cosby. Thank you family and friends. For more information, visit www.TracieFranklin.com. MELANIE L. GASKINS (Daisy and Ensemble) graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance from Temple University. She performed with the N.J. Nets NBA Dance Team, Danco II, and Dance Theatre X. Gaskins' favorite roles and/or features include the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mrs. Potiphar); The Wedding Singer (Crystal/Tina Turner); All Shook Up (Lorraine); A Chorus Line (Sheila); Show Choir! The Musical at the 2007 New York Fringe Festival (Sabrina Turner); Black Nativity (Mary); Evita (Tango Dancer); and Dreamgirls (Steppe Sister). Gaskins thanks family and friends for their continual support. MARK HALL (Pa and Ensemble), a native of San Antonio, Texas, has appeared in Porgy and Bess; Riverdance; Insurrection: Holding History; Jelly's Last Jam; Smokey Joe's Cafe; Isis in Nubia; Le Griffon; Dreamgirls; Show Boat; A Raisin in the Sun; A Soldier's Play; Once on This Island; The Ebony Game; and Ragtime. Hall's television and film credits include General Hospital, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Wanda at Large, The Parkers, All About the Andersons, Stories From the ER, The West Wing, Judging Amy, Crossing Jordan, Fast Lane, Dragnet, Presidio Med, Just Shoot Me, and Getting Played. Hall is thankful to God for grace, love, and purpose. DONALD JONES, JR. (Ensemble) hails from New Orleans, Louisana, and is a graduate of Northwestern State University. His regional credits include Rent (Benny), A Chorus Line (Richie), and Smokey Joe's Cafe (Ken). This is Jones' first national tour and he is thrilled to make his debut with The Color Purple. Thanks to my loving family and friends for their endless support. MELANA L. LLOYD (Olivia and Ensemble) is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education and a master of fine arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Lloyd appeared in the national and international tour of Hairspray. She thanks God for the dream and all those who have nourished a dream come true. CHRISTA OLIVER (Ensemble) began dancing at age 12 with Archangel Dance Theatre in Youngstown,

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Ohio. She obtained her master's degree in dance performance at age 21 from the Laban Center in London, where she danced with Transitions Dance Company. She was a principal dancer with Lula Washington Dance Theatre from 2007 to 2010. She has appeared in the films Avatar and Crazy on the Outside. Oliver thanks God, her family, pastor, and mentors. KEYON POWERS (Bobby and Ensemble) hails from Rahway, New Jersey, and is a former student of the Boston Conservatory. He began his career in the Newark Boys Chorus School touring nationally and internationally. Powers' favorite shows include Pippin, Ain't Misbehavin', and Dessa Rose. A heartfelt thank you goes to God, Mom, Dad, Nana, Aunt Vikki, Lawrence, Anich, Joey, and Matt. His path to this juncture has been mapped out beautifully by God. CHRISTOPHER SAMS (Ensemble) is thrilled to join The Color Purple after a five-year hiatus. This is Sams' third tour, preceded by featured roles in the national tours of Smokey Joe's Cafe and The Will Rogers Follies. In 2010, he earned his master's degree in speech communication. He is blessed to have the inexorable love and support of the Lowery-Hart family. ASHLEY WARE (Ensemble), a native of Washington, D.C., studied voice under Samuel L.E. Bonds at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory, and privately with Vera J. Katz. Ware received a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Shenandoah University. She has been a featured guest at the Kennedy Center, sharing the stage with various wellknown performers. Her professional credits include Bubbling Brown Sugar; Junkanoo; Breath, Boom; Women's Peace; For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf; and Aida. ALICE WALKER (Original Author) is known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple and her many volumes of poetry and powerful non-fiction collections, including In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, The Temple of My Familiar, Possessing the Secret of Joy, By the Light of My Father's Smile, and Anything We Love Can Be Saved. Walker has also published several children's books, including There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me. Her latest work, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness, was published in 2006. MARSHA NORMAN (Bookwriter) won the Pulitzer

Prize for her play 'Night, Mother and a Tony Award for her book The Secret Garden. Norman co-chairs the playwriting department at the Juilliard School and is the former vice president of the Dramatists Guild of America. Her plays include Getting Out, Traveler in the Dark, Sarah and Abraham, Trudy Blue, and Last Dance. Norman's published work includes Four Plays; Marsha Norman, Vol. 1: Collected Works; and a novel, The Fortune Teller. She has received numerous Grammy and Emmy nominations and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. BRENDA RUSSELL (Composer and Lyricist) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is a four-time Grammy award-nominated singer-songwriter. Her music has graced millions of albums that have been sold worldwide. Russell is the author and performer of the Grammy-nominated Piano in the Dark and Get Here. She has written for Sting, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, and Diana Ross. A 2006 Tony nominee and 2007 Grammy nominee for the The Color Purple, Russell has recorded eight solo albums. Her songs have been featured on television and in films, including Liberty Heights and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. For more information, visit www.brendarussell.com. ALLEE WILLIS' (Composer and Lyricist) music has sold 50 million records, including Earth, Wind & Fire's September and Boogie Wonderland, The Pointer Sisters' Neutron Dance, and Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield's What Have I Done to Deserve This? Willis won a Grammy Award for Beverly Hills Cop and received an Emmy nomination for the theme from Friends. She is an award-winning performer, writer, director, and cyber-pioneer, having created the first social network in 1992. Willis curates one of the most famous vintage collections in the world. She recently launched a new social network called The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch at www.AWMoK.com. For more information, visit www.alleewillis.com. STEPHEN BRAY (Composer and Lyricist) began music studies with choir practice and a lot of Motor City Radio in Detroit, Michigan. Bray continued training at Berklee College of Music and, in 1980, his collaboration with Madonna resulted in a wave of hits, including Into the Groove, Angel, Papa Don't Preach, Express Yourself, and True Blue. While performing with the group Breakfast Club, Bray

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earned a Grammy Award nomination for "Best New Artist." He wrote and/or produced for The Jets, Gladys Knight, and Kylie Minogue. Bray would like to thank Mom, Dad, Stephanie, Milena, Wade, and Jesse for their support and inspiration. GARY GRIFFIN (Director) made his Broadway debut with The Color Purple. His New York credits include The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Pardon My English, The New Moon, and Beautiful Thing. His London credit includes Pacific Overtures for which he received an Olivier Award for "Outstanding Musical Production." Griffin is associate artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's A Little Night Music and Sunday in the Park With George. His production of My Fair Lady played at the McCarter Theatre and Hartford Stage after its debut at Chicago's Court Theatre. He has received eight Joseph Jefferson Awards and has twice been named "Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts" by the Chicago Tribune. DONALD BYRD (Choreographer) is the artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, Washington. Previously, he was the artistic director of Donald Byrd/The Group. Byrd is best known for his reworking of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker into The Harlem Nutcracker, which received critical acclaim and toured nationally for five years. His other credits include New York Shakespeare Festival, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, and collaborations with Anna Deavere Smith, Peter Sellars, and the Jazz great Max Roach. Byrd received a 1992 Bessie Award for The Minstrel Show and a 2006 Tony Award nomination for The Color Purple. JOHN LEE BEATTY (Scenic Design) has designed sets for Broadway's The Color Purple, Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Chicago, Dinner at Eight, Proof, Frankie and Johnny, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Little Foxes, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, The Most Happy Fella, The Sisters Rosensweig, Burn This, Penn & Teller, Aint't Misbehavin', Talley's Folly, Fifth of July, Crimes of the Heart, and 80 other musicals. Beatty's Off-Broadway credits include Sylvia, Substance of Fire, Road to Mecca, A Life in the Theatre, and many seasons at Lincoln Center, Circle Repertory Company, and City Center's Encores! Beatty has received Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards and was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of Brown and the Yale School of Drama.

PAUL TAZEWELL's (Costume Design) New York credits include The Color Purple and Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (Tony Award nominations); In the Heights; Caroline, or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Drowning Crow; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; On the Town; McReele; Flesh and Blood; Fame on 42nd Street; and Harlem Song. Tazewell has designed extensively for the Joseph Papp Public Theater, regional theater, and Opera and dance companies. He has received many awards for his work, including the Lucille Lortel Award, three Helen Hayes Awards, and the 2005 Princess Grace Foundation Statue Award. BRIAN MacDEVITT's (Lighting Design) New York credits include A Behanding in Spokane; Race; Jose Turner's Come and Gone; Nearly Ninety with Merce Cunningham; Blithe Spirit; You're Welcome America; Accent on Youth; Dr. Atomic; Speed-the-Plow; 13: A New Musical; and Puncture by Nancy Bannon. MacDevitt's other credits include The Color Purple; Urinetown: The Musical; Into the Woods; and Three Sisters. He has worked with the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Tere O'Connor Dance, Lar Lubovitch, and on the film Cradle Will Rock. MacDevitt has earned Tony, Obie, Bessie, Hewes, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and is on faculty at the University of Maryland. MacDevitt has two sons, Jake and Georgie. CRAIG CASSIDY (Sound Design) has been providing sound reinforcement and theater designing sound for theater productions around the world for 25 years. His recent credits include Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Ring of Fire, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, Grease, The Will Rogers Follies, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Fame, and Phantom. Cassidy's regional credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Crazy for You; Wuthering Heights; Jekyll and Hyde; Up, Up and Away; and The Will Rogers Follies. When he is not behind a sound console he can be found sailing the Long Island Sound with his wife Dina and daughter Kealy. STEPHEN M. BISHOP (Orchestrations/Arrangements) has composed three musicals and has written more than 50 reviews. He is the arranger-composer for the demo of the upcoming Broadway show Genius. Bishop recently served as the musical supervisor for the national tour of The Pajama Game, was the conductor for the first national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the musical director-conductor for the Off-Broadway run of Bingo! His other credits include Riverview (Goodman Theatre); Arthur (Marriott

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Lincolnshire); Evita (Jupiter Theatre); and the tours of Ziegfeld Follies; Gypsy; Grand Hotel; and Jolson: The Musical. Bishop's arrangements have been heard on the Today Show, AMC Discovery, and TNT's Nashville Now. He provided orchestrations for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. JOSEPH JOUBERT's (Music Supervisor/Additional Arrangements) orchestrations include Caroline, or Change and he was orchestrator and musical director for Three Mo' Tenors, which aired on PBS. He has been the accompanist and/or arranger for Patti LaBelle, Kathleen Battle, Judy Collins, Ashford & Simpson, Diana Ross, George Benson, Nnenna Freelon, and Jennifer Holliday. Joubert received an Emmy nomination together with Linda Twine for We Shall Not Be Moved. Joubert is orchestrator for Violet: A New Musical (Drama Desk nomination); the Broadway inspirational voices CD Great Joy (Grammy nomination); and is coproducer for the CD Beautiful Star (Grammy nomination). His publications include Hal Leonard, Hinshaw Music, and GIA. JASPER GRANT (Music Director) has been the musical director and/or conductor for more than 80 productions worldwide, including the national tours of Altar Boyz, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Wizard of Oz, and the international tour of Fame. His regional credits include A Chorus Line; The Who's Tommy; Quilters; Diamonds; My Fair Lady; Company; Merrily We Roll Along; Beehive; and the West Coast premiere of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Grant was recently voted one of the top five audition pianists in New York City for the past two years by the Actors Equity Association. He is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. "Live with intention!" CHARLES G. LAPOINTE's (Hair Design) Broadway credits include Jersey Boys; A Raisin in the Sun; The Rivals; Henry IV; Good Vibrations; High Fidelity; Julius Caesar; The Lieutenant of Inishmoor; Sight Unseen; and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. He was associate designer to Tom Watson on Wicked. Lapointe's Off-Broadway and regional credits include Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and the MET. His other credits include Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Minnesota Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Cleveland Opera, and Opera Omaha. CHRISTOPHER LOCKLEAR (Production Stage

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Manager) is excited to be working with this talented group of performers on The Color Purple. Locklear began in theater in 1994 as an apprentice stage manager at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has lived for 23 years. His national touring credits include 10 years as stage manager for Tyler Perry. Locklear's assistant stage managing credits include Stupid Kids (Off-Broadway), Pecos Bill, and Livin' in the Garden (regional). Special thanks to my fantastic family and friends. STEPHANIE GUILAND-BROWN (Associate Choreographer) has been with Donald Byrd/The Group for 10 years. She is an original company member of Complexions and a regular with Spectrum Dance Theater. Her Broadway credits include The Color Purple (dance captain and swing) and Walt Disney's The Lion King. GuilandBrown's regional and tour credits include associate choreographer, associate dance captain and understudy for the role of Squeak in the first national tour of The Color Purple. She assisted Donald Byrd on Bristol Riverside Theatre's What You Will; the workshop White Noise; and several of his works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Actor's Equity Association, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. STEPHEN B. KANE (Executive Producer) is delighted to be part of The Color Purple. After completing degrees in business and arts management, Kane spent the last three decades supervising every aspect of touring show business. He has mounted more than 70 Broadway musicals in North America and has produced and/or managed major productions throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. Since the start of his collaboration with partner and artistic producer Michael McFadden in 1999, Kane has been afforded the opportunity to extend his international show business experience with first-class performing arts organizations and venues around the world. His most recent collaborations include Fame (China tour), Grease (Istanbul), and Spamalot (North American tour). He is the CEO for Baker Park Associates, Inc., a theatrical management and consulting firm; is a member of International Society for the Performing Arts and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre; and co-founder of Phoenix Productions in North America and Phoenix Asia Group, a Singapore based theatrical think-tank dedicated to the networking of production, marketing, and entertainment investment opportunities throughout the Far East. For real adventure, he spends

post-production time in Florida raising his 5-year-old sons, Andrew and Aidan. MICHAEL McFADDEN (Artistic Producer) is cofounder and artistic director of Phoenix Entertainment. He has guided more than 70 major productions as producer and/ or director in the national and international touring entertainment industry. His credits include Godspell; Buddy; The Will Rogers Follies; Kopit and Yeston's Phantom: The American Musical Sensation; Grease; Man of La Mancha; Gypsy; Ring of Fire; and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. McFadden has directed musicals across many continents, including Smokey Joe's Cafe (North American tours), The Pajama Game and 42nd Street (Seoul), Fame (China and Korea tours), and Grease (Singapore, Malaysia, and Macau). He created and directed the international premiere of the new holiday musical Sing Along Santa. Following the launch of The Color Purple tour, McFadden will take charge of Spamalot (North American tour), helm an all new production of Grease (Istanbul), and continue his development of BASSic Rhythm, an original musical that explores the organic sound of bass. PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is an established international theatrical producing and management enterprise founded by long time colleagues Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden. Its mission is to develop, produce, and present the finest in touring Broadway musicals and family entertainment. Throughout nearly three decades of theatrical success and industry partnership, the Phoenix team has delivered more than 75 live productions on four continents. Since launching The Color Purple and having recently completed the critically acclaimed tours of Gypsy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Pajama Game, Phoenix is represented with all new productions of Monty Python's Spamalot (North America), Fame (China), and Grease (Turkey). Team Phoenix also represents the Korean language productions of Grease and Fame in Seoul, Korea. Under the direction of colleague Ellie Chung, its Singapore-based affiliate, Phoenix Asia Group brings international booking, producing, presenting, Classical artist management, and theatrical investment to the collective production and management capabilities of Phoenix Entertainment. For more information, visit www. phoenix-ent.com. ALLIANCE THEATRE (Original Production), in th its 38 season, is Atlanta's nationally acclaimed leading

professional resident theater of the Southeast, creating the powerful experience of shared theater for diverse people on two stages for youth and adult audiences. Under the leadership of artistic director Susan V. Booth and managing director Thomas Pechar, the Alliance Theatre ­ known for its national role in creating significant theatrical works ­ launched two Tony award-winning hits to Broadway: Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. It has premiered many other works and has originated the national tour of a Tony award-winning Broadway musical. In 2005, the Alliance Theatre furthered its commitment to new work with the initiation of a national program introducing student playwrights to professional networks while producing the world premiere of the winning student's work. The Alliance Theatre also offers extensive education and outreach programs. THE ROAD COMPANY (Tour Direction) is pleased to continue its decade-long association with Phoenix Entertainment. Founded in 1997 by Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota, The Road Company's past and present representation includes Wicked; Billy Elliot; Rock of Ages; 9 to 5: The Musical; Grease; David Copperfield; The Vagina Monologues; The Graduate; Fame; Man of La Mancha; and the current tour of Monty Python's Spamalot. The Road Company is made possible by Magaly Barone, Shawn Willett, Lindsay Fisher, Jenny Kirlin, and Justin Pifer. n

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PRODUCERS PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT www.phoenix-ent.com STAFF FOR THE COLOR PURPLE TOUR ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/CASTING .......................................... MARK MINNICK DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ....................................................... LISA MATTIA DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING ................................ MELODEE SNOKE-BULLOCK DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION ................................................. SCOTT ORLESKY GENERAL MANAGER ..................................................... STEPHEN M. KEARNS COMPANY MANAGER .............................................. ARTHUR J.M. CALLAHAN PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER ............................. CHRISTOPHER LOCKLEAR Musical Supervisor ............................ Joseph Joubert Associate Choreographer .... Stephanie Guiland-Brown Assistant to the Choreographer ............... Jamal Story Assistant Scenic Designer ................. Kacie Hultgren Assistant Lighting Designer ................ Mark Simpson Production ASM ................................ Suzanne Apicella Assistant Wig/Hair ............................. Leah Loukas Production Electrician/Programmer ....... Jeremy Wrable Production Wardrobe ...................... Debbie Cherutin and Megan McGilvery Head Carpenter ............................... Brian Clausen Assistant Carpenter ........................... George Munz Head Electrician ......................... Anna Birgenheier Assistant Electrician ....................... Michael Latocha Head Audio .............................. Jens Muehlhausen Assistant Audio .............................. Craig Freeman Head Props ................................... Dunia Kravchak Wardrobe Supervisor ....................... Terrah Trimble Hair/Wig Supervisor ............................ Anika Seitu Insurance ......................... DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. Legal ......................................... Brooks & Distler Accounting/U.S. ................. Gordon and Company, PA Accounting/Canada .................... Fruitman Kates, CA Human Resources ......................... Catherine Gouldin Payroll ....................... Yolanda Gault, Farhiya Omar Financial Services ......................... Bank of America Payroll ........................................... C2 Portfolio, Inc. IT Manager ........................................... Wells Condo Office Manager .................................. Stephanie Giles Reception ........................................... Ruth Braswell Customs Broker ...................... Livingston International National Advertising/Logo Creation ................... Spotco Production Videographer .................. The Image Factory Production Photography ....................... Scott Suchman Trucking ................................................ Janco, Ltd. Buses ........................ Hemphill Entertainment Services Website Design ..................... Situation Marketing, LLC Merchandising ......................................... Dewynters Transportation and Accomodations .............. Road Rebel Entertainment Travel CREDITS Scenery for The Color Purple was fabricated and painted by Virginia Scenic. Lighting provided by Christie Lites Ltd. Sound equipment provided by Masque Sound. Costumes based on an original design by Paul Tazwell. Rehearsed at Chelsea Studios, NYC. Special thanks to Jim Austin Online.com in Austin CO; Real Estate Services Ft. Worth, TX; Andre Johnson, Next Level Enterprize in Ft. Worth, TX; Cortez Bailey & Gloria Daniels; Ed & Patsy Edwards; Shady Grove Baptist Church in Tyler, TX; DeGalane Williams & Family.

EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION THE ROAD COMPANY www.theroadcompany.com

The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Director and Choregraphers, Inc., An independent national labor union.

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theater.

Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.).

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presents

CIRqUE MECHANICS BOOM TOWN

Director CHRIS LASHUA Co-Director and Choreographer ALOYSIA GAVRE Writer and Artist STEVEN RAGATZ

Set Designer and Aerial Rigging Designer SEAN RILEY Acrobatic Act Creator, Character Artist, and Acrobat MICHAEL "TEX" REDINGER Composer MICHAEL PICTON Lighting Designer DEANNA FITZGERALD Costume Designer BELINDA LEE LONG General Stage Manager JANEEN JOHNSON

Lighting Director ANTHONY POWERS

Artistic Rigger DAVE "FREAKY D" FREITAG Clown ELENA DAY

Head Carpenter and Master Joke Teller DUANE "DEWEY" LASHUA Acrobat WES HATFIELD ANDRE NURSE

Hand-Balancer and Dancer CHARLOTTE GREENBLATT

Aerialist and Acrobat TIMBER BROWN, KERREN MCKEEMAN, and LINDSAY ORTON-HINES

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7:30 PM

This performance will not include an intermission. The taking of photographs or use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Audiences are transported to the 1865 mining town of Rosebud, where an unlikely discovery sets off a hilarious series of unexpected events full of the lore, excitement, and adventure of the Old West in CIRQUE MECHANICS BOOM TOWN. A refreshing reinterpretation of a traditional circus, the production combines early mining-inspired machines with jaw-dropping contortion and acrobatics, punctuated with drama, songs, and comedy. Boom Town follows the escapades of gold-seeking folks in a traditional frontier town. There are saloon owners, prospectors, and cowboys climbing up telegraph poles, dancing on a swinging chandelier, flying high and fast on a revolving crane, flipping and jumping on moving ore carts, or balancing on whiskey jugs. Boom Town was originally presented by the Broadway Center for the Arts in Tacoma, Washington. based Pickle Family Circus. Gavre has been a movement, dance, and circus enthusiast most of her life. She has studied with Pilobolus, The Tandy Beal Dance Company, and Zacho Dance Theater. Gavre perfected her circus abilities with Master Lu-Yi of the San Francisco School of Circus Arts and L'Ecole Nationale Du Cirque in Montreal, Canada. Gavre was featured in Cirque du Soleil's O and Quidam, where she performed the aerial hoop act that earned the troupe a special prize at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in 2002. She is co-founder of Cirque School in Los Angeles, a place for "anybody with any body" to explore the circus arts. For more information, visit www.cirqueschoolla.com. STEVEN RAGATZ (Writer and Artist) is an original Birdhouse Factory cast member and collaborator who has been entertaining audiences with his juggling, physical comedy, stilt walking, and general antics for the last three decades. As a 10-year veteran of Cirque du Soleil, Ragatz has toured throughout North, South, and Central America, as well as Asia and Europe, performing multiple juggling acts and an eclectic array of characters. His television credits include The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and the Today show. Ragatz has enjoyed seasonal appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony and Detroit Symphony orchestras. SEAN RILEY (Set Designer and Aerial Rigging Designer) is a designer, rigger, and sculptor living in San Francisco. Concentrating his performance design on sight specific and experimental work, Riley creates functional, architectural, and lighting installations in collaboration with a spectrum of varied artists. Riley's lighting design for Ta IA Brugera was featured at Documeta 11, and the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. His theater installations can be seen throughout the United States. Riley keeps the San Francisco area lifting and flying safe through rigging company Gravity Design Inc. Currently, he is the host of National Geographic's adventure show World's Toughest Fixes. MICHAEL "TEX" REDINGER (Acrobatic Act Creator, Character Artist, and Acrobat) began his gymnastics training in 1993 in Fort Worth, Texas. During his six years as a competitive gymnast, Redinger was awarded numerous honors, including a district all-around champion-

BIOGRAPHIES

CHRIS LASHUA (Director) has spent his life on or around wheels. After nearly a decade of professional freestyle bicycle competitions and performances, Lashua found himself at China's famed Wu Ciao festival in 1992. It was there that he won a bronze medal and a place on Cirque du Soleil's Japan tour of Fascination. In 1996, he performed the opening act of Cirque du Soleil's Quidam. During the six years Lashua toured with Quidam, he began work on a mechanical contraption he called the trolley, which allowed him to roll in place and be able to perform his act in a smaller space. The trolley was the start of an idea to build other machines that would interact with circus acrobatics. Lashua decided early on that the place to showcase these machines would be a factory floor, a place he called Birdhouse Factory. It is his belief that innovative mechanical apparatus and the relationship between performer and machine sets his company apart and are at the heart of what makes Cirque Mechanics unique. His mechanical mind ­ needing a new challenge ­ started conceptualizing a system of trampoline carts on a track, a series of connected poles, and an oversized lifting crane. It was the adventurous spirit of the Gold Rush prospectors, the perseverance of the miners, and the excitement of discovery that led Lashua to Boom Town. ALOYSIA GAVRE (Co-Director and Choreographer) is an original co-director and choreographer of Birdhouse Factory and an early member of the San Francisco26

ship and the Texas State Floor Gold. In 1999, he began his professional acrobatic career in Disney's Festival of the Lion King. Redinger has also performed in Disney's Tarzan Rocks and Cirque du Soleil's Odyssea at SeaWorld Orlando. He has used his experience and skills in the design of set pieces and acrobatic performance props. As acrobatics captain, Redinger made the ore cart act a reality, from apparatus construction to acrobatics research and performance. He recently toured with Cirque Mechanics' Birdhouse Factory and hopes to continue jumping, flying, and soaring to new heights for many years. DEANNA FITZGERALD (Lighting Designer) mentors and teaches aspiring lighting designers at the University of Arizona how to see with their hearts as well as their eyes (or at least she tries). Fitzgerald also enjoys working with others who look for unusual ways to engage and entertain their audiences. She designed the lighting and was the associate production manager for Stomp Out Loud in Las Vegas, and toured with the "Stompers" as the lighting director for many years. Fitzgerald is excited to be joining Boom Town, her first Cirque Mechanics show, and can't wait to see what lies ahead with this awesome group of performers. MICHAEL PICTON (Composer) first ran off with the circus in 2000, as the keyboardist with the European tour of Cirque du Soleil's Quidam. Since then, Picton has become one of the musical voices of The Greatest Show on Earth, composing songs and scores for Bellobration and Funundrum, the 137th and 140th editions respectively, of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He has orchestrated the Franco Dragone Entertainment Group's Le Rêve (Las Vegas) and The House of Dancing Water (Macao). As the grand prize winner of the 2004 Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition, Picton was chosen from more than 600 composers to write the epic score to the 1926 Greta Garbo silent film The Temptress. Picton's other film and television work includes scores to the Marion Davies silent film The Red Mill, the independent feature Little Chenier, the Sci Fi Network series Flash Gordon, and the theme to the VH1 series I Want to Work for Diddy, for which he was awarded a 2009 BMI Film/TV Music Award. He has scored numerous commercials and his music has defined the sound of networks such as PBS, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Sprout TV, FX Network, Universal Network, and the Biography Channel. Picton studied composition at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and he

is currently based in Los Angeles. BELINDA LEE LONG (Costume Designer) is originally from Long Beach, California, and moved to Las Vegas to work in costume shops up and down the strip for shows such as Mystere, Le Rêve, KÀ, and Peepshow. While Long never ran away with the circus, she has managed to design costumes for performers around the world. With her long circus history and a desire to work more with period costuming, Long feels that Boom Town has given her the best of both worlds. Long is honored to work with this cast and crew. TIMBER BROWN's (Aerialist and Acrobat) love for acrobatics began as a young boy, when he swung from ropes and jumped out of trees with homemade grocery bag parachutes, hoping he would float to the ground. At age 21, Brown was in his first production as an acrobatic entertainer. Since then, he has performed in numerous productions around the world, including Planet Hollywood's Peepshow in Las Vegas. "It is very special for me to be able to do the same things I have loved doing since I was a child, but now in front of audiences worldwide. At the end of every performance, I bow with satisfaction knowing that I have given a part of myself to the audience. This is who I am, what I do, and what I love. I am most fortunate." ELENA DAY (Clown) graduated from L'École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. Day performed for five years as The Green Bird in Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba. She continues to travel the globe for Cirque du Soleil's special events department, flying from South Africa to Bali and from the Dominican Republic to Russia. Day is a graduate of Helikos International School of Theatre Creation's Pedagogical Program and teaches clown, mask, and the essentials of play. CHARLOTTE GREENBLATT (Hand-Balancer and Dancer) was born, raised, and home schooled in San Diego, where she started Ballet classes at age 5. Instead of becoming a ballerina, Greenblatt studied math at the University of California, Berkely, where she received her bachelor's degree in 2005 with highest honors. While attending Berkeley, she worked with several Contemporary dance companies and choreographers in San Francisco and then discovered the circus. In 2006, Greenblatt moved to Brussels, Germany, to train as a hand-balancer at the Ecole Superieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC). In 2009, she graduated from ESAC and has performed her act in Belgium,

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Spain, Holland, and Germany. She is very excited to have her American circus debut with Boom Town. WES HATFIELD (Acrobat) is an original Birdhouse Factory cast member and has been a competitive gymnast and acrobat for more than 10 years. As a member of the Clown Wall Trio, he has traveled throughout the United States, wowing audiences with his technical prowess and zany comedic antics. In the world of trampoline competition, his résumé includes several state and national championship titles. KERREN McKEEMAN (Aerialist and Acrobat) started climbing things as soon as she realized she could escape from her crib. After starting with Jackie Davis' Hilltop Circus in New Hampshire, McKeeman joined Circus Smirkus at age 14 and spent the next five summers traveling throughout New England on the Big Top tour. Later at Middlebury College, she learned Mandarin Chinese to study and work abroad in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, and used her language skills post-graduation at Los Angeles' KSCITV to launch a local Mandarin Channel. McKeeman has performed in Cirque du Soleil's O in Las Vegas, has worked in film and commercials in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Los Angeles troupe Vertigo. ANDRE NURSE (Acrobat) began his gymnastic career in Ontario, Canada, at age 4. He was on the Canadian National Team in artistic gymnastics and power tumbling. During his 14 years as a competitive gymnast, Nurse became a household name, being sought out by Cirque du Soleil. In 2003, he moved to Las Vegas where he began his artistic career in Cirque du Soleil's Mystere. He is very passionate about music and dreams and has the hope that one day his company immitter.com will become the leader for independent music distribution, delivering Indie music around the world via the Internet. LINDSAY ORTON-HINES (Aerialist and Acrobat) is an accomplished gymnast with more than 20 years of competitive experience. After completing her college degree at the University of Denver, Orton-Hines joined Cirque du Soleil as an acrobat and, for four years, toured with Alegria and Saltimbanco. She has also performed with Diavolo Dance Theater, at SeaWorld, and in Walt Disney and Hollywood productions. Orton-Hines can be seen on the ABC television show Make It or Break It. ANTHONY POWERS (Lighting Director) is a resident of Oakland, California. Powers has designed produc28

tions throughout the Bay Area and in Chile for companies such as Killing My Lobster, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, New Conservatory Theatre Center, and Playhouse West. For the last four years, Powers has designed the lighting for and produced corporate and live events as well as trade shows for a vast array of clients, including Technology, Entertainment, Design (2006); Disney on Ice; EA Sports; Yahoo!; The Clorox Company; and Macy's West. His design work can be seen at anthonypowers.arloartists.com. DAVE "FREAKY D" FREITAG (Artistic Rigger) has been working as an artistic rigger and renegade geographer in San Francisco for the past 10 years. When not holding the other end of the circus ropes, Freitag can be found pursuing his habit for offbeat adventure. He is a master treehouse and zip-line builder, a proud union member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 16 in San Francisco, and recently collaborated with original Birdhouse Factory set designer (and boy genius) Sean Riley of Gravity Design, Inc. on Rapture, an exciting aerial dance installation on the curvilinear walls of Frank Gehry's Fisher Center at Bard College in New York. DUANE "DEWEY" LASHUA (Head Carpenter and Master Joke-Teller) comes to Boom Town as a retired computer manager and airline employee with many years of home restoration under his belt. Lashua has always had a passion for machines and is presently restoring a 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet to its original glory. He is not only the shows prop master, but also official joke-teller, fatherfigure to the cast and crew, and the director's father. They both believe nepotism is a lost art. JANEEN JOHNSON's (General Stage Manager) career in theater production was cultivated through 11 years of arts and civic engagement as a student of Folk arts, dancer, arts administrator, and company manager. Johnson yields an impressive professional track record, including seven years of experience as a freelance production field technician and stage manager throughout San Francisco. She has worked with the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, San Francisco Hip Hop Fest, San Francisco International Festival of the Arts, Black Choreographer's Festival, Chitresh Das Dance Company, and Fua Dia Congo Performing Arts Company. Johnson recently completed her maiden voyage in circus with the tour of Cirque Mechanics' Birdhouse Factory. n

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