Charles Dickens'

A Christmas Carol

 
at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
 
presented by LammTech
 
adapted for the stage by Quin Gresham

 

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Welcome to the Arrow Rock Lyceum's 60th Season! Though much has changed about The Lyceum since its founding in 1960, our mission remains the same: to develop, enrich and engage our audience through professional theatre. We know you will enjoy the exciting work of our exceptionally talented company of actors, directors, designers, stage managers, and technicians throughout the year. We hope the 2021/22 Season will renew your delight in this remarkable theatre, set within the charming ambiance of the historic Village of Arrow Rock.

Everything you see and hear on stage is made possible by our sponsors, backers, volunteers, board of directors and most of all you, our wonderful audience. We are grateful for your support as The Lyceum continues our second half century.

If you are a newcomer to The Lyceum, welcome! Please join our mailing list so that we can keep in touch. If you are a returning audience member, welcome back to what we hope you think of as YOUR theatre! Your continuing friendship inspires and sustains us.

 

Board of Directors

Doug Crews, President
Columbia

Marilyn Gordon, First Vice President
Columbia

John Fletcher, Second Vice President
Marshall

John Landrum, Treasurer
Columbia

Jennifer True, Secretary
Arrow Rock

Nancy Blossom, Member-at-Large
Marshall

Donna Huston, Member-at-Large
Marshall

Dick Malon, Immediate Past President
Columbia

 

John Ashford (Emeritus)
Alexandria, VA

Elizabeth Bellamy
Marshall

Patricia Cowden
Columbia

Rebecca Early
Marshall

Nikki Fahnestock
Marshall

Dave Griggs
Columbia

Marti Hodge
Kansas City

Kirk Isenhour
Kansas City

Brad Jones
Jefferson City

Michael Kateman
Columbia

Robert Lamm (Emeritus)
Sedalia

Rich Lawson
Warrensburg

Edward Milbank
Chillicothe

James Roller
Columbia

Vicki Russell
Columbia

Katie Shannon
Marshall

Bea Litherland Smith
Columbia

Stacey Thompson
Marshall

 

Cast

Don Richard*
Ebenezer Scrooge
Laura Paulsell
Salvation Army Band/Ghost of Christmas Past/Charwoman/Ensemble
Yvette Monique Clark*
Salvation Army Band/Ghost of Christmas Present
Paula Danner
Salvation Army Band/Sister/Ghost of Christmas Future/Ensemble/Dance Captain
Brianna Lopez
Carol Singer/Debtor's Wife/Ensemble
Gabriel Florentino*
Carol Singer/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble
Alan Knoll*
Carol Singer/Mr. Fezziwig/Topper/Business Man
Christine Wanda
Carol Singer/Belle/Ensemble
Robert Elliott*
Old Joe/Ghost of Jacob Marley
Bradley Fertitta
Debtor/Young Marley/Ensemble
Bailey Jordan Reeves
Fred's Wife, Anne/Ensemble
Michael Brennan
Mr. Marks/Business Man/Ensemble
Ken Martinez
Poulterer/Business Man/Ensemble
Paula Bear
Chestnut Seller/Ensemble
Michael Dewar*
Fred/Young Scrooge
Manon Halliburton*
Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble
Mitchell Martinez-Kurtti
Matthew Cratchit/Ignorance/Ensemble
Daniel Ryan
William Cratchit/Ensemble
Rosalyn Spear
Belinda Cratchit/Fan/Want/Ensemble
Gabe Palmer
Peter Cratchit/Ensemble
Emily Ryan
Martha Cratchit/Ensemble
Timothy Morton
Tiny Tim
April Woodall*
Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig
Daniel Harray*
Bob Cratchit/Schoolmaster/Ensemble
Cooper Rainwater
Turkey Boy/Scrooge as a Boy/Ensemble

Creative Team

Quin Gresham**

Director

Kristen Nordstrom

Choreographer

Ryan J. Zirngibl

Scenic Designer

Randy B. Winder

Original Lighting Design

Josh Hiser

Associate Lighting Designer

Garth Dunbar

Costume Designer

Jon Robertson

Sound Designer

Tony Dearing*

Production Stage Manager

Makayla Rodgers*

Assistant Stage Manager

* member Actors Equity Association


 

**member Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Meet the Company

Don Richard*

Ebenezer Scrooge
DON RICHARD thanks YOU for being here as we return ‘across the gulf of a vanished year’. You, the audience, has brought us through. Have hearts ever been more grateful? Born just a few turns down the road at the Boone County Hospital, Arrow Rock is like coming home for Don. Credits – Broadway: JANE EYRE, URINETOWN, SIDESHOW (revival). Tour: WICKED and SUNSET BOULEVARD. And over a dozen glorious shows at the Lyceum over the past 3 decades (LES MISERABLES, SPIDER’S WEB, OLIVER, EDWIN DROOD, 1776). But right now, it’s time for THIS journey together. So cozy into your seat, feel the lights dim, and bear but a touch of our hands as the Ghost of Christmas Past asks “I wonder where it might lead us?” Time for magic, thanks to YOU.

Laura Paulsell

Salvation Army Band/Ghost of Christmas Past/Charwoman/Ensemble
Laura Paulsell is a Southern California based yoga instructor, musician and Reiki practitioner, originally from St. Louis. Laura joined the cast of A Christmas Carol during the inaugural production in 2014. Previous Lyceum roles include, Diana (Lend Me a Tenor), Cassie (Rumors), as well as joining the pit orchestra on violin for 7 of the summer musicals. For 5 years, Laura toured throughout the Midwest with the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis: Education Tour, bringing Shakespeare to school children. Also having a great passion for music, she plays the Japanese Taiko Drums, the ocarina, and the violin for 28 years. (Wish her violin a happy birthday, as it turns 60 this year!) In November, Laura graduated as a 500-hour registered yoga teacher from the Kula Kamala Ashram & Yoga Foundation under the guidance of Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati and is currently applying to Graduate level education to continue with academic yoga studies.

Yvette Monique Clark*

Salvation Army Band/Ghost of Christmas Present
Yvette Monique Clark is back! She is ecstatic to be returning to Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre where she has done several shows, Little Mermaid (Ursula), HAIRSPRAY (Motormouth Maybelle), To Kill A Mockingbird (Calpurnia), and The Buddy Holly Story (Apollo Singer). During her time away she has kept herself busy producing her own virtual cabarets, “Diva of the ‘Demic”. She has performed in productions such as Gun and Powder (Sissy), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell), Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ), Chicago (Mama Morton), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Showboat (Queenie). She is thrilled to be a part of this production of A Christmas Carol and getting to debut the role of The Ghost of Christmas Present on the Lyceum stage. She thanks God and her family for without them she would be nothing.

Paula Danner

Salvation Army Band/Sister/Ghost of Christmas Future/Ensemble/Dance Captain
Paula, a California native, began her professional career at the age of 12 in the 2nd National Company of Annie. After completing a BS at University of California, Irvine, she rounded out her career performing in the 2nd National and 4th National Companies of CATS, fronting Sunset Strip rock band, Mystery City, opening for Carlene Carter with country music trio Three of Hearts, acting in commercials, dancing in music videos and with the New Orleans Dance Theatre. Paula’s Lyceum Theatre credits include Damn Yankees, Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, Funny Girl, Footloose (as roller skatilng Betty Blast) and five productions of A Christmas Carol. Paula is Company Manager for The Theatre and creator of the website LookingForTheSweetSpot.com.

Brianna Lopez

Carol Singer/Debtor's Wife/Ensemble
Brianna is grateful to be back at the Lyceum for her third year of A Christmas Carol! She is a graduate of Temple University’s Musical Theater Program(‘18). Previous Credits include: A Chorus Line(Diana), Legally Blonde(Pilar), Romeo and Juliet(Juliet) Tartuffe(Marianne). You can keep up with her at Brianna-Lopez.com. When she is not acting…she is probably crocheting. Her custom pieces can be seen on ig @B_Crochetz!

Gabriel Florentino*

Carol Singer/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble
Gabriel Florentino is incredibly elated to be back on stage after a long intermission. Originally from Brooklyn NYC, Gabriel attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA where he received his BFA in Musical Theatre. Some Past Credits Include- The Premiere of “Old Man and The Sea” the play (Manolin), “Newsies” (Finch), “Camelot” (Mordred) and more. Many thanks to his loved ones for everything. To the Cast, Crew, Creative Team & Arrow Rock Community: it is an honor to create with you & for you! Instagram: @gabrielflorentino_

Alan Knoll*

Carol Singer/Mr. Fezziwig/Topper/Business Man
Alan Knoll is thrilled be a part of this beautiful adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Previous Lyceum roles include Roscoe in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, Grimsby in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Sebastian in CINDERELLA, Pop Carnes in OKLAHOMA!, Cogsworth in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Renfield in DRACULA, Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY, Mr Van Daan in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Paul in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU and Victor Velasco in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Other favorite roles include Garth Williams in ALABAMA STORY (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Bob Ewell in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Repertory Theatre of St Louis) and God in AN ACT OF GOD (New Jewish Theatre). Many thanks to my wife Laurie for putting up with me, Quin and Steve for holding this theatre together, and to you all for being here. Enjoy the show and Happy Holidays!

Christine Wanda

Carol Singer/Belle/Ensemble
Christine is beyond grateful to be returning to Arrow Rock Lyceum! She was previously seen earlier this summer in the Lyceum’s productions of The Little Mermaid (Aquata), Singin’ in the Rain (Zelda), and Sister Act (Tina). Other credits include: All Shook Up, South Pacific (Flat Rock Playhouse), Once on this Island (Ti Moune), The Elephant Man (John Merrick), and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Viveca). A recent graduate of Elon University and represented by DGRW Inc. Much love and gratitude for this beautiful community. Website: thechristinewanda.com

Robert Elliott*

Old Joe/Ghost of Jacob Marley
Robert Elliott is thankful to return to this very special production of Christmas Carol. A veteran of 53 years in Regional Theatre Lyceum audiences will remember him as Matt in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Capt. Queeg in The Caine Mutiny. He shares his love of the outdoors at his home on beautiful Lake Pomme de Terre with Tinker and Belle, two Tortoise Shell cuties. Those of you who saw the 2019 production and were in the production will remember Molly. We miss you Molly. We love you. “Good girl. Good dog”.

Bradley Fertitta

Debtor/Young Marley/Ensemble
Bradley is thrilled to be making her return to the Lyceum Theatre stage. She is a graduate from the Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Some of Bradley’s favorite roles she performed are: Faber (Fahrenheit 451), Jody (Slasher), and Silvius (As You Like It). One of her proudest moments was crafting a staged horror piece called “Cave.” To all of those who have and continue to help her along this journey (friends, family, you lovely patrons, cast, and especially crew), Thank You.

Bailey Jordan Reeves

Fred's Wife, Anne/Ensemble
Bailey is so grateful to be back on the Lyceum’s stage! After appearing in ten past Lyceum productions, this place feels like a second home to her. Some of her favorite appearances include Murder on the Orient Express, Hound Of The Baskervilles, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, and A Christmas Carol. She couldn’t be more thankful to Quin, Steve, Paula and the rest of the Lyceum staff for letting her be a part of this special 60th anniversary season. Before the Covid Pandemic, Bailey was performing for Disney Cruise Lines as part of the Mainstage cast, playing many fun roles including Cruella DeVil, Princess Aurora and the Blue Fairy. With 2020’s downtime, she has started many small businesses, including one for Pen Turning (I know, wild… Find out more on Instagram: @pen_demic_creations), and one for Makeup Artistry (Instagram: @bjrmua). You can follow Bailey’s life and career on Instagram @baileyjreeves. Much love to Mom, Dad, Rucker, Michael, and YOU for supporting the arts!

Michael Brennan

Mr. Marks/Business Man/Ensemble
Michael is delighted to be invited to return to A Christmas Carol. It is always a pleasure to work with the talented people that the Lyceum gathers together. Happy holidays to everyone.

Ken Martinez

Poulterer/Business Man/Ensemble
Ken Martinez is thrilled to be returning to the Lyceum stage after his recent appearance as the Head Waiter in Murder on the Orient Express. A performer since the age of nine, Ken’s credits include Gypsy, Diary of Anne Frank, and Victor/Victoria (IVRT), Jaques Brel (Outcast Productions), Mr. Bucket in Willy Wonka (Lewis), Amos in Chicago (Whidbey Playhouse); Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet and Oberon/Theseus Midsummer Night’s Dream (Island Shakespeare Festival); Cornelius in Hello, Dolly! (Northwest Savoyards); Scarlet Pimpernel, Beauty and the Beast (Glendale Centre Theatre)—and many productions of A Christmas Carol.

Paula Bear

Chestnut Seller/Ensemble
Paula is pleased to have the opportunity to be in A Christmas Carol. Previously, Paula has been in Sister Act, The Sound of Music, Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Funny Girl and all seven productions of The Lyceum’s A Christmas Carol. Thank you Quin, it’s a joy to be part of this production!

Michael Dewar*

Fred/Young Scrooge
Michael Dewar is delighted to be back spending another winter in Arrow Rock, having appeared in this production from ’15-’17! National tour: Elf The Musical. Selected regional: A Christmas Carol, Seussical, Mary Poppins, Crazy For You (Arrow Rock); Mary Poppins (Variety Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest, Meet Me In St. Louis (Ozark Actors Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone, Peter and the Starcatcher (Bristol Valley Theatre); Sense & Sensibility (LNT); The Sound of Music, The Matchmaker (Hope Summer Rep). Proud member of AEA. BFA in Musical Theatre, Webster Conservatory. Love to Mom, Dad, Cuyler & Bailey. To keep up with Michael, follow him on Instagram (@michaeldewar) and visit www.Michael-Dewar.com! Happy Holidays!

Manon Halliburton*

Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble
Manon Halliburton is returning to Arrow Rock after having last been seen this summer as Greta in Murder on the Orient Express. She returns to reprise the role of Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. She is very happy to be back in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Regional theatre work includes Indiana Rep, Kansas City Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Chester Theatre Company Mass., Utah Shakespeare Festival and Unicorn Theatre Kansas City. She lived in New York for several years and worked at Greenwich Street Theatre, HBO Theatre, Century Center and Riverside Theatre. Television credits include Law and Order and The Sopranos. Thank you Quin for having me in this fantastic story! I love you Jon

Mitchell Martinez-Kurtti

Matthew Cratchit/Ignorance/Ensemble
Mitchell Martinez-Kurtti is making his stage debut here at the Lyceum. A seventh-grade student at Hardeman School, Mitchell spent five years studying dance at Claremont Village Dance Studio in California, and earned gold medals in his Royal Academy of Dance Exams three years in a row. When he’s not on stage, Mitchell might be found fishing at Big Soldier Lake, or on the basketball court as a member of the Hardeman Boys’ Basketball team.

Daniel Ryan

William Cratchit/Ensemble
Daniel is honored to perform at Lyceum Theater again! In addition to acting, Daniel plays the trumpet and is an avid outdoorsman. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Rosalyn Spear

Belinda Cratchit/Fan/Want/Ensemble
“My name is Rosalyn Spear and I am so excited to be a part of this production! I am a sixth grader at Gentry middle school in Columbia. I am so happy to get back on stage to sing, dance and be with other people who love to do the same!”

Gabe Palmer

Peter Cratchit/Ensemble
Gabe Palmer is delighted to return to The Lyceum stage. Gabe first appeared on this stage in 2018 when he played Michael Banks in Mary Poppins. He recently appeared as Squidward in The SpongeBob Musical at Hickman High School in Columbia where he is a Freshman.

Emily Ryan

Martha Cratchit/Ensemble
Emily is thrilled to be back in this magical, mid-Missouri performance! Emily also participates in her high school band and show choir. She wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Timothy Morton

Tiny Tim
Timothy Morton, age 8, is a second grader at Grant Elementary School. He participates in TRYPS Children’s Theater where he’s performed in multiple plays, including Charlie Brown and Willie Wonka. In addition to theater, Timothy enjoys swimming, camping, and playing with friends.

April Woodall*

Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig
April Woodall is always thrilled to come back to Arrow Rock, where she’s been seen in Souvenir…a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, Into the Woods, Little Women, Tom Sawyer, Nunsense Jubilee, Big, The Sound of Music, Arsenic and Old Lace, Damn Yankees, and A Christmas Carol. Other regional credits include: Maine State Music Theatre, ME; Fulton Theatre, PA; American Theatre Group, NJ; Mill Mountain Theater, VA; Little Theatre on the Square, IL; Gateway Playhouse, NY; and near her home in Pennsylvania: Bristol Riverside Theatre; Hedgerow Theatre; Flashpoint Theatre; Center City Theatre Works; The Seaport History Museum Theatre; Eagle Theatre; and The Devon. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. AprilWoodall.com Love always to E & C.

Daniel Harray*

Bob Cratchit/Schoolmaster/Ensemble
Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre: Murder on the Orient Express, The 39 Steps. Off-Broadway: The 39 Steps (Union Square Theatre); The Visitation, Noirtown, Ritual (Witness Immersive). Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest (The Old Globe); Don Juan, The Beaux’ Stratagem (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Wit (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Twelfth Night, The Beard of Avon (Portland Center Stage); The Father (Studio Theatre); Cyrano (Sierra Repertory Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); The Scarlet Letter (Lookingglass Theatre). Film/TV: As the World Turns, Orange Is the New Black, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the independent feature, Hold Me. Training: Northwestern University; The Academy for Classical Acting. www.danielharray.com

Cooper Rainwater

Turkey Boy/Scrooge as a Boy/Ensemble
Cooper is excited to be joining the cast of A Christmas Carol for his seventh year. He began as Tiny Tim, then played Mathew Cratchit, and is now looking forward to his new roles. Cooper’s additional Lyceum credits include “The Will Rogers Follies,” “Oliver,” and “Oklahoma.” Among Cooper’s other favorite roles include John Bechdel in “Fun Home” and The Little Boy in “Ragtime.”

Quin Gresham**

Director
2021 marks Mr. Gresham’s seventeenth season in Arrow Rock. Earlier this season he directed Murder on the Orient Express. During the 2019 season, Mr. Gresham directed Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and A Christmas Carol, which he also adapted. In previous seasons, Mr. Gresham has directed The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, Around the World in 80 Days, Cotton Patch Gospel, Love Letters (starring Tab Hunter and Joyce DeWitt), The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, Camelot, To Kill A Mockingbird, Run For Your Wife, The Fantasticks, The Producers, Hairspray, Sleuth, West Side Story, Little Women the Musical, Into the Woods, Misery, 1776, Tuesdays with Morrie, Dracula, Peter Pan and Driving Miss Daisy. He is the recipient of the Missouri Arts Award for Leadership in the Arts. In 2011, production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at his alma mater, Webster University, was named the 2011 Best Musical in St. Louis by The Riverfront Times. Quin’s work has also been seen at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Totem Pole Playhouse, The Riverside Theatre, The National Arts Club, Stephens College, Providence College, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and The Texas Shakespeare Festival. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for L.E.A.D. Institute, an non-profit organization committed to providing services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the state of Missouri. Like his two predecessors, Quin is a proud graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

Kristen Nordstrom

Choreographer
Kristen Nordstrom is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to return to the Lyceum and to be part of this wonderful production of A Christmas Carol! Arrow Rock holds a special place in her heart and many wonderful memories. Previous Lyceum choreography credits include Hairspray, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Funny Thing…Forum, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Oliver. Favorite performance credits include A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Evita, and Promises, Promises. Kristen holds a BFA in Dance from Webster University and lives in St. Louis with her awesome son, Sam. Love and light to all!

Ryan J. Zirngibl

Scenic Designer
Ryan J. Zirngibl is delighted to be the Resident Scenic Designer and Technical Director for Arrow Rock Lyceum. Ryan has designed over 200 productions and worked on hundreds more. Lyceum guests have seen many of Ryan’s designs over the last eleven years including A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Boeing, Boeing, Fully Committed and many more. Highlights of his career include the Off-Broadway premier of Lucky Duck with composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and writers Bill Russell (Sideshow) and Jeffery Hatcher (Emma, Tuesdays with Morrie), a series of Puccini Operas for the Ukraine National Opera, scenic art on the Lionsgate film You’re Next, and the world premier of Master and Margarita with Honorary Associate Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barry Kyle and A-list screen writer Ron Hutchinson. Ryan is also a proud Co-Founder of Bellenwhissle Productions, a Theatre for Young Audiences company based out of Kansas City that creates site-specific interactive shows around the Midwest based on several literary classics. Ryan would like to thank all of the Lyceum family whose tireless work has made this production possible, it is an honor creating with each and every one of you! For more information please visit www.ryanjzirngibl.com.

Randy B. Winder

Original Lighting Design
Randy is thrilled to once again be a member of the creative team for this production. Winder has designed over 120 productions for The Lyceum including Sanders Family, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Always…Patsy Cline, Cats, Hairspray, Nunsense, Camelot, Spamalot, Children of a Lesser God, Tuesdays with Morrie, A Christmas Carol, The Producers, My Fair Lady, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Les Miserable, Footloose, Crazy for You, and Honky Tonk Angels. His expansive career in the professional theatre has spanned over 35 years and he is proud to call his fellow crazy bunch of theatrical misfits “family”. Randy is most pleased to be living both in the charming Village of Arrow Rock, as well as his 2nd home of Anegada in the BVI’s. He thanks his wonderful husband, Bob for his love and support. Thanks for attending this very special theatre and Enjoy the show!

Josh Hiser

Associate Lighting Designer
Josh Hiser is excited to be at the Lyceum Theater for his fourth season. Before coming to Arrow Rock, Josh studied technical theater and lighting design at Stephens College in their intensive Professional Conservatory Training program. Currently Josh lives in Oregon and works as a lighting designer and electrician. Shows Josh has designed included Beauty And The Beast, Westside Story, Miracle Worker, and You Can’t Take It With You. Josh has also designed lights for several dance companies in Oregon, including the Rainbow Dance Theater and the Regional School of Ballet.

Garth Dunbar

Costume Designer
Garth is excited to be back again after designing The Little Mermaid, Singin’ in the Rain, Sister Act, and Murder on the Orient Express earlier this year! The Lyceum was one of Garth’s first professional jobs after Webster U and he has a part of 12 seasons at the Rock. Based in St. Louis, he is an adjunct professor of Costume Design at Webster University, and has worked with area theatres like STAGES St. Louis and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Favorite Lyceum designs include The Fantasticks, Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Little Women, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, Mamma Mia!, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Beehive, Mary Poppins, Crazy for You, Footloose, Honky Tonk Angels, and Cinderella.

Jon Robertson

Sound Designer
Jon Robertson is pleased to be returning to Arrow Rock this season, having designed and composed music for many shows in previous seasons. Some Arrow Rock highlights for Jon include writing new music for Crimes of the Heart and The 39 Steps. Jon is a composer and sound designer based in Kansas City who has worked as an adjunct instructor at The University of Missouri at Kansas City, The Kansas City Art Institute, and Missouri Western State University. Recently, Jon has turned to designing streaming content and developing methods for creating virtual shows. Jon is the inventor of Tutti Remote, a custom software for real-time syncing music in remote locations.

Tony Dearing*

Production Stage Manager
Tony Dearing (Production Stage Manager) is very happy to be returning to the Lyceum for his twenty-eighth season. He has stage-managed for other theatres such as the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the New Theatre, Muny Student Theatre in St. Louis and Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Makayla Rodgers*

Assistant Stage Manager
Makayla Rodgers is from Imperial, MO and graduated with honors from Missouri Valley College in 2020 with a BFA in performance theatre. Makayla has a passion for theatre that extends to all levels as they are often found helping run shows backstage while not performing. While Makayla’s love for theatre started at a young age with acting, the interest quickly branched out into the world of building, sewing, design, and just about any other crafting that might need to be done! Theatre always offers something new to learn and Makayla is elated to be involved in the process again back at The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.

In Appreciation

HERITAGE SOCIETY

As a result of the generosity of many of our friends, The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre has established The Lyceum Heritage Society. Membership in The Lyceum Heritage Society is open to anyone who invests in The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre through a variety of estate planning tools such as bequests, gifts of life insurance, charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, or charitable gift annuities. We recognize the following individuals for their commitment to the future of The Lyceum Theatre.

Chet F. Breitwieser
Charles & Pat Cooper
Jane C. Crow
Kathy Digges
Rebecca Early
John & Trish Fletcher
Dave & Nancy Griggs
John & Donna Huston                

Michael Kateman
Day & Whitney Kerr
Erich & Edna Kirsten
John Landrum
Rich & Debbie Lawson
Dick & Cindy Malon
John Stewart
Abigail W. & Frederick Tempel

 

PRODUCERS SOCIETY

Each year, The Lyceum relies on the generous support of very special individuals who are a part of our Producers Society. Formed in 2004, this amazing group through their leadership giving each year, help bring quality productions to our stage for you to enjoy. We are proud to give a standing ovation to recognize the following members of our Producers Society.

SPOTLIGHT PRODUCER ($10,000 and above)

Mary Harrel & John R. Jr Lawrence
Beatrice Litherland Smith
Michael & Victoria Wallace

 


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ($5,000-9,999)

Anonymous
Dennis & Beth Abernathie  – Chapel Hill Pilates   
John & Jill Darwent
Rebecca Early
Dana Frink
Marilyn Gordon

Al & Anita Gosney
Gerald Hazelbauer & Linda Randall
Richard & Marti Hodge
John   Landrum
Richard & Peggy Poe
David & Karen Rawlings
William & Jennifer True


LEAD PRODUCER ($2,500-4,999)

John & Pat Cowden                                  
Greg & Kelly DeLine
Kathy Digges
Doris Dixon & Don Crosby                             
Douglas Drown
Martha & Tom Fifer
John & Tricia Fletcher
Dave & Nancy Griggs
Kee & Diana Groshong
Marilyn Harris

Kirk Isenhour  & Doug Anning
Janet Mackin
Michael McKenzie & Kari Floren
Edward Milbank
Lewis & Susan Miller
Larry & Judy Morris
Gary & Carol Smith
Jan & Gerald Summers
Joseph & Sharon Timmons
Ron & Judy Wood

 

FEATURED PRODUCER ($1,500-2,499)

Roger & Ronnie Alewel                      
Doug & Tricia Crews
Bryce & Helen Cripps
Jane C Crow
Joan D’Ambrose  & Linda Detring              
Dan & Nikki Fahnestock
Jim & Gwen Gresham
Ann Harris
John & Donna Huston

Brad & Brenda Jones
David & Chandra Keuhn
Dick & Cynthia Malon
Jim & Marjorie Marberry
Turf & JoAnn Martin
Katie Shannon
Rick & Barb Sommer
Christy & Ellis Tuttle
Terry & Dave Wollersheim

 

PRODUCER ($1,000-1,499)

John Ashford & Ivy Whitlach
Chet Breitwieser & Rod Starns
Mike & Janice Burnam
Joan Butcher
Nancy Tucker Cleaveland
Edward Coe
Connie J. Cunningham & William Mehmert
Deborah Daniels
Ted Fivian & Steve Unland
Carla Haack
Susan Hazelwood
Nick & Leslie Huston
Sally & Rolly Johnson III
Susie Jones
Michael Kateman
Rosemary Kelly
Bob & Nancy Kellstrom
Wallis & Nancy Landrum

Ron & Dianne Larkin
Rich & Debbie Lawson
Craig McDaniel
Kathy McMurry
Carrie Peecher, D.O.
Paul & Kim Ratcliffe in memory of Ted Fisher
John   Rensenhouse
Bill Riggins
Don Richard & Craig Mudge
James & Carol Roller
Don & Jan Sartain
Stacie & Robert Conrad Schroeder
Ernest & Judith Smith
Alice Swanson
Donna Truitt
Dr. & Mrs Alan R. Wessler
Harold & Sharon Williams


LYCEUM BACKERS

We give our special heartfelt thanks to over 400 contributors who support The Lyceum. These generous individuals have shown how much they appreciate the art of live professional theatre and this unique treasure in the heart of Missouri.

DIRECTOR ($500-999)

Gaylyn Alexander
Steve & Jane Bauer
Steven & Elizabeth Bertani
Sherry Bishop in loving memory of Don Bishop
Luann & Rockne Corbin
Myra & Truman Christopher
Sandy Falloon
Art & Rebecca Farris
Bob Fenlon
Lawrence & Paulette Fick
Lucy Fletcher in memory of Marjorie Fletcher
Robert & Linda Gordon
Christopher & Pam Gumper
Vaughn & Betty Hart
Mary & Larry Hawks
Dr. Pete & Karla Hayden
Carroll Highbarger & Betty Crawford
Percy & Bernadette Huston
Anne Bills & Debbie Jacobs
Jan & Tim Jeffries
Darlene Johnson
Judi & Wayne Keehart
Day & Whitney Kerr
Steve & Mari Ann Keithahn
Frank & Carolyn Kimbel
Betty Kusgen

Steven & Cheryl Leach
Linda Litton
Patrick & Patty Logue
Vincent & Janet Martin
Ed & Vicki McCloud
Dr. Jerry Murrell
Gary D & Jane Myers
Cindy Newton
David & Mary Norbury
The Olshefski Family
Patrick & Lindi Overton
Carlene Petree
Sheila Placke
Joe & Patricia Powell
William & Sandra Rinne
Robertson Finley Foundation
Jim & Patti Sears
James Stilley, Jr.
Sarah & Marion Storm
Donald & Pam Stouffer
Jim & Shari Thomas
David & Marlene Van Horn
Chris & Jordan Walters
Jay & Rose Ward
Larry Webber
Michael & Vickie Whitworth
Gwen Wilder
Ken & Melinda Wilks
Bobby & Genny Wright
Bennie & Meda Young
Robert & Nanette Zeysing


STAR ($250-499)

Anonymous  
Charles Alexander
Lynn & Finny Aronson
Jack & Meryl Atterberry
Jon & Lou Boucher
Gene & Carol Bramon
Dan & Betty Buchheit
Harold & Mary Jane Buehler
Kathy Cary
Bill & Delores Clark
Steve & Jan Collins
Shelia Cook
Daniel & Debi Derendinger
Jim & Karen Deutsch
Doug & Star Fox
Joe Geist
Carol Gerhard
Jan & Bill Goodson
Bridgette Gruender
Art & Lisa Hains
Gene & Carol Hall
Thelma & Les Heisel
Dale &Jan Hinnah
Wayne & Jan Holden
Lyle & Teresa Horner
Monica Huff
Jim & Barbara Humburg
Sharon Huntze
Inovatia Laboratories
Dallas W Jensen
Ralph & Brenda Jones
Mary Klenklen
Joyce Lake

Kim & Tom Lauer
Kenneth & Tammy Manuel
Shirley Marcum
Janet Meives
Jill Mitchell
Steve & Linda Moles
Phyl Naragon
Stephen & Elaine Olson
James & Dana Page III
David Peters
Greg & Donnis Prather
Don & Ginger Priest
Larry & Clare Quatmann
David & Valerie Rapoff
Steve & Sue Rakel
Patricia Ravenscraft
Michael & Sally Reid
Jon & Carol Rhodes
Kevin & Pam Riggs
Bill & Jolene Schulz
Bruce Satterlee & Mary Dorrance
Randy & Vicki Shannon
Carol Slusher
Donna I. Smith
Dale & Lola Spradley
Tom & Suzie Stalllings
Mary Suits
Paul & Jean Sundet
Steve & Catherine Swope
Dr. Bob & Mrs Jami Theobald
Marge & Montie Tripp
Jerry & Maggie Ubl
Brian White
Christine Zeigler & Timothy Van Huss


LEADING PLAYER ($100-249)

Anonymous
Lara Abler
Gary & Jay Analora
Ken & Connie Asbury
Pam Banks
Frank & Yelena Barnhart
Michele Batye
Phil & Martha Baylor
Amy Belfi in honor of Sandy Belfi
Brad Bellamy & Suzanna Hay
Rick Benedetti
Billye Bennett
Toni & George Blackwood
Bonnie Baugh
Mike & Sally Bogie
Brooks Braselman
Clarence & Helen Brockman
Ann Carter
Rosemary & Rob Christensen
Clarkson Farms
Ann & John Cleek
Jean Clifford
John & Della Cochran
Jane Condon
Mike & Mary Beth Conway
Ann Covington
Ron & Carol Cox
The Cox Family
Taylor & Sue Crismon
Dorinda Derow
Ted & Judy Denton
Maria Dickson
David & Carolyn  Diehm
Keith & Wendy Durk
Ken & Bev Eichelberger
Robert & Tracy Feller
Shirley Forbes
Shelia A Fox
Reverend Richard Frank
John & Valerie Frerking
Galen & Sandy Gabriel
David & Ellen Gardner
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Garst
Mary & Ted Garten
Jim & Betty Gember
Les Gelband
Julia Goodell & David Barnes
Terence Goodman
James & Rachel Graham
John & Jean Griffin
Shirley Guier
Norman Arendt & Elinor Gysbers
Robert & Molly Hacker
Jerry & Sharon Harl
Carol Harper
Mr. & Mrs. William F.  Hansen III
Hugh & Angela Harvey
Mark & Andrea Hatfield
Cindy Heimsoth
William Herder
Thresa Berkley & Rob Hollinger
BreAnn, Madilyn & Sarah Hollinger
Carolyn Houseworth
Sharon Hutchinson
Bob & Linda Hutton
Bob & Peggy Irish

Bill & Nancy Jackson
Eric & Robin Jogun
Steve & Noreen Joice
Grayson Kabler
Kathy Keeton
Connie Kelch
Frank & Carolyn Kimbel
Connie & Douglas Kiburz
Chris & Christy Klenklen
Susan Kyle
Lanny & Patsy Lybarger
Shirley Mach
Diana Malan
Greg & Ginny Mattli
Bev Maupin
Joe & Phyllis May
Tempe & Bruce McGlaughlin
Kathy McGraw
Sandra Meisenheimer
Alan & Brenda Meyer
Carolyn Miller
Karen Miller
Scott Morrow & Dallas Webb
Alan & Delores Murphy
Donna Oblinger
Minnie L Patrick
Barbara Phillips
Wyatt & Kathy Phillips
Dennis & Barbara Preis
Dan & Kay Price
Larry & Clare Quatmann
Linda Raasch
Jean Rackers
Richard & Carol Raynor
Mae Riefberg
Eddie & Stephanie Reeves
Whit & Mildred Reichert
Leo & Vicky Ringwald
Marilyn Roth
Michelle Rowe  & Nick Brown
Dr. Scharon Schattgen
Irwin & Luetta Schneider
Thomas & Carla Schnieders
Tom & Brenda Schupp
Mary Ann Semon
Dave & Marty Smith
Shirley Smith
Annette Smull
Janet Spencer
Bethany Spilhaus
Jacob Stanton
Ruth & Jeff Stegner
Dave & Anne Stockman
Susan Stropes
David & Lorene Sublette
Robert & Sharon Taylor
Susan Tegtmeier
Marilyn Voegele
Marcia Walker
Dara Watson
Tom & Karen Weaver
Mary & Steve Weinstein
Linda West
Robert & Jacqueline Wills
Edward Yashinsky & Patricia Graybill


UNDERSTUDY ($50-99)

Anonymous                                        
Anonymous
Alan & Linda Almon
Adam & Holly Andrews
Linda Ashford  & Thomas Wilson
Jane & Ken Beal
Sandy & John Beets
Sandy Belfi
Richard & Judy Best
Michael & Carolyn Boland
Jean Buck
Irene Cho
Job Christenson
Russell & Betty Cobb
George  Comfort, M.D.
David & Karen Durham
Eric & Lea Evans
Loyd French
Luanna Garrett
Victoria Hague
Dorothy Harrison
Clyde & Barbara Hegelund
Dianna Jensen

Linda Keeney
Tom & Florence Klusmeyer
Gary Littrell  &  Karen Croy
Carolyn   Manson
Andria Mantle
Kay McAdams
Jan & Bill Mees
Terry Meyer
Eric & Barbara Nelson
Mary Lee Noel
Barbara Phillips
Jesse Porter
George & Mike Renicker
Terry & Delores Sadewhite
Kay Sharp
Judith & Ernest Smith
Nancy Sorensen
Gene & Judy Stiek
Greg & Dora Thackery
Dan Walker
Doug & Jennifer  Weable
Elizabeth Widel
Susan Zimmerman

The Lyceum Staff

Leadership

Producing Artistic Director               

Quin Gresham
Managing Director Steve Bertani

 

Administrative

Director of Development                   

Thresa Berkley

Company Manager

Paula Danner

Administrative Assistant Dawn Plummer

 

Patron Services

Ticketing and Group Sales Manager   

Tempe McGlaughlin
Box Office Associate

Andrea Hatfield
Sara Brennan

Concessionaires Susan Repp
  Rayetta Leimkuehler
  Jerry Leimkuehler

 

Facilities and Grounds

Maintenance Manager                    

Ed Harper
Housekeeping Services Kari Bales
  Sarah Stacey
Lawn Care Services James Townsend

 

Production

Resident Scenic Designer/Technical Director    

Ryan J. Zirngibl
Assistant Technical Director EC Pope
Run Crew Jonathan Rocha
  Cyan Crockett
Resident Lighting Designer Randy B. Winder
Master Electrician Josh Hiser
Musical Director Brett Kristofferson
Sound Designer/Engineer Jon Robertson
Resident Costume Designer Garth Dunbar
Wardrobe Head Sarah Velling
Production Assistant Kaylee Herring
COVID Compliance Officer Emilee Buchheit

 

Outside Services

Accountant

Howe and Associates, P.C., Columbia
Attorney Amanda Miller, Smith-Lewis LLP, Columbia
Graphic Artist and Designer Jim Young, J Young Creative
Production Logo Designs Jason Wyatt, Branson
Website Design Borlandtech, Harrison, AR
Information Technology LammTech, Sedalia
Marketing and Communications Visionworks, Columbia
Printing Green Printers, Marshall
Landscaping Rost Inc., Columbia
Company Physician David Keuhn, M.D.
Company Orthopedic Physician/Surgeon Kelly Ross, D.O.
Company Chiropractor Daniel J. Fahnestock, D.C.

Special Thanks

The Lyceum Receives much needed support from

Chapel Hill Pilates & Yoga

Kathy Digges

Rebecca Early

Evergy

Fred V. & Dorothy H. Heinkel Charitable Foundation

John & Trish Fletcher

Dana Frink

Keith Gerchak

Marilyn Gordon

Dave & Nancy Griggs

Virginia P. Hupp

John & Donna Huston

Stan & Kay Kuecker

John Landrum

Rich & Debbie Lawson

Orscheln Industries

Saline County Commission

Saline County Health Department

Katie Shannon

Theatre Communications Group

Judi & Wayne Keehart

Media Partners

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