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CENTER STAGE July 2011 Edition A Journey Worth Taking This summer, I am so pleased to be teaming up with Karen Romig again for DLO’s Youth Musical, A Little Princess. We depart for England during the Boer War, and meet Sara Crewe, who enters Miss Minchin’s boarding school while her father travels to distant India to fight for Her Maj- esty’s India. Sadly, Captain Crewe disappears, and is assumed to be dead. Suddenly poverty-stricken, Sara is forced by the greedy Minchin to become a servant and live in a wretched attic room. When a mysterious gentleman from India moves next door, curious things begin to happen. We have had the fortune of finding the most amaz- ing young actors. They have mastered “Bollywood” dancing, speaking with british accents and some very beautiful and fun music. And we are so pleased to welcome all of the 2010-2011 season members as our special guests in the audience. We have given them a free ticket as part of their subscription. We hope to see you all on our wonderful journey this summer with A Little Princess. Stephanie Keller, Director Performances: Friday, July 22 nd , 7:00 pm Saturday, July 23 rd , 7:00 pm Sunday, July 24 th , 2:00 pm at the Danville Area Community College Bremer Auditorium. (Doors open 30 minutes before performance begins)

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Page 1: CENTER STAGE - DLO Musical Theatre

CENTER STAGE

July 2011 Edition

A Journey Worth TakingThis summer, I am so pleased to be teaming up with Karen Romig again for DLO’s Youth Musical, A Little Princess. We depart for England during the Boer War, and meet Sara Crewe, who enters Miss Minchin’s boarding school while her father travels to distant India to fight for Her Maj-

esty’s India. Sadly, Captain Crewe disappears, and is assumed to be

dead. Suddenly poverty-stricken, Sara is forced by the greedy Minchin to

become a servant and live in a wretched attic room. When a mysterious gentleman

from India moves next door, curious things begin to happen.

We have had the fortune of finding the most amaz-ing young actors. They have mastered “Bollywood”

dancing, speaking with british accents and some very beautiful and fun music.

And we are so pleased to welcome all of the 2010-2011 season members as our special guests in the audience. We have given them

a free ticket as part of their subscription. We hope to see you all on our wonderful journey this summer with A Little Princess.

Stephanie Keller, Director

Performances: Friday, July 22nd, 7:00 pm Saturday, July 23rd, 7:00 pmSunday, July 24th, 2:00 pmat the Danville Area Community College Bremer Auditorium. (Doors open 30 minutes before performance begins)

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THE 2011 - 2012 SEASONA Season of Sondheim

Danville High School AuditoriumOctober 22nd & 23rd, 2011Directed by Matt Hester

Musical Direction by David Zych

Danville High School AuditoriumApril 28th & 29th,

2012Directed by

David Woodrow

DACC Bremer Center Theater

February 17th, 18th & 19th, 2012

Dinner TheaterDirected by

Greg Williams

AUDITIONS SETSaturday, August 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 1:00 - 4:00 pmCallbacks will be at 6 pm Sunday for those called back.DLO Center Stage, located in the east wing of the Village Mall2917 North Vermilion StreetDanville, IL

Please prepare a song selection of 16-32 bars, in English, and bring sheet music for the accompanist. Please choose a song that you are comfortable with and that you feel best shows off your vocal strengths. You may prepare a song from the show if you wish, but it is not required (we have no preference either way). The musical director may test your voice range as needed. Please also be prepared for some reading from the script.

Please pass along this invite to anyone you think might be interested.

If you are interested in reading the script ahead of time, the easiest way for everyone to have an equal opportunity is to purchase a copy for about $10 from Amazon.com. Just search for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Applause Musical Library)” or you can type this ad-dress into your browser:

http://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Applause-Musi-cal-Library/dp/1557830665/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309184330&sr=1-2

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We only get to acknowledge people once a quarter and this doesn’t always come at the right time. We had a wonderful turnout of people participating in our Arts in the Park performance and a good response from our tent display. Thank you to all who took part singing, play-ing, organizing and more. But time has passed since our outstanding performances of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and we have not had a chance to congratulate the amazing performers, crew and orchestra for a job well done and well received. Bravo, as they say in the the-ater. Danville is fortunate to have many arts organizations and I am proud to work with this one.

DLO SEASON TICKETS FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON ARE AVAILABLE NOW! GET YOURS TODAY!

Why buy a season ticket?....Do the math.A season membership costs $55, but if you decide to attend all four shows this year, you would spend:Sweeney Todd $19 - you don’t want to miss this one!Night Music $35 - this one includes dinner!Gypsy $19 - an old classic, you can’t miss it!Youth Musical $ 7 - your chance to see future stars!Entire Season $80 - a steal at that price!So, why not get your membership today and make plans for four fun nights with the talented performers of Danville Light Opera? We would love to see you there! And if you have been involved with DLO on stage or behind the scenes before, why not come back and check us out? We are always happy to have more people involved and active.

Cast ListErmengarde St. John_________Kara HowieLottie___________________Cathleen ClarkAlice_______________________Amy MillsJessie______________________Marli PerezLavinia___________________Morgan KlettMiss Amelia_____________Annika DowneyMiss Minchin_______________Karis RomigBecky_______________Madison ThompsonMr. Barrow___________________Tim MillsCook_____________________Briane WhiteSara Crewe________________Isabella PetersMrs. Carmichael___________Sammy WesnerRam Dass/Captain Crewe___Kalen McGowanMiss Perkins_______________Georgie KiserMr. Carrisford________________Eli NardoniMr. Carmichael______________Tony Barnes

PupilsCora LambAugusta MansfieldCallie Jane MansfieldSavannah DavisKarrin EstesBrookelyn PowellMariam Abdur RahimMolly SmithNaia PettitHope HansonKatelyn HansonFarrah AndersonPaige ThornsbroughSamantha ChristisonGrace VogtKatie BrownHaley GeorgeMakayla HeerenDacota JuvinallVictoria JuvinallBree MorganNatalie MillsPeytan Jones

Town EnsembleMegan ChamberlainLauren PowellAnna DanceyMeredith BlackAbby BueterBailey HillTorri MarlowBen NardoniAshton Thompson

Ram Dass’s MenagerieMegan ChamberlainBailey HillLauren PowellCora LambAugusta MansfieldCallie Jane MansfieldSavannah DavisKarrin EstesBrookelyn PowellMariam Abdur RahimMolly SmithHaley GeorgeNatalie MillsPeytan JonesBen NardoniAshton Thompson

There are nearly 50 youth involved in this sum-mer’s production. DLO is proud to host so many talented young individuals. We hope that you come out to support and encourage them at one of their three performances. You’ll be glad you did!

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Something’s Cooking at THE SPITFIRE GRILL Most of you have probably never heard of this musical theater gem, which to me may be the best reason of all to come see Danville Light Opera’s production of THE SPITFIRE GRILL. You may find your musical theater horizons broadened in an old rustic restaurant set in the northern woods of Wisconsin.

It isn’t a fancy show. The cast is small. The set doesn’t change. There are no huge dance numbers. There is very

little fantasy and a lot of keeping things real. It’s the story of a young parolee who finds a photo in an old travel magazine that inspires her

decision about where to start anew. It’s the story of an old woman with a deep wound and a dark secret. It is stories of a marriage being torn apart by personal and economic challenges, of a stranger in the woods, of a young man who wants to be anywhere but where he is now, and a woman who has always avoided connecting with those around her. But mostly, it’s the story of how this young parolee plants a seed of hope in Gilead and how it grows and touches those around her. It is a story of redemption.

Oh, yes, there is a little dancing, powerful dialogue, a bit of a love story (for those who looking for a great Valentine’s date), and lots of singing! There is a folk/bluegrass flavor to the music, and every mem-ber of this talented cast will impress you with their poignant, joyful, tender, powerful and fun songs.

If this isn’t enough to pique your curiosity, then this partial list of nominations and awards for professional productions of THE SPITFIRE GRILL just might:The New York/Off-Broadway production received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Off-Broadway Musical, a Drama League Award nomina-tion for Best Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Garrett Long) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Liz Callaway). The Washington D.C. produc-tion received 2 Helen Hayes Award nominations. The Los Angeles pro-duction received a Dramalogue Award nomination for Best Musical. The Laguna production won the O.C. Award for Best Musical. The Chicago production received 3 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations. Please join us for an excellent dinner (or a fabulous, bountiful brunch on Saturday) and a simple, but stunning musical theater experience.

Jeanne Dunn, directorPerformances are:February 12th, 6:30 pm, February 13th, 11:30 am & 6:30 pm February14th, 12:30 pm at the DACC’s Bremer Auditorium.

See page 3 for a complete cast list and the back page for ticket prices, box office hours and an order form.

Box Office Hoursfor Season Members onlySunday, Jan. 24th - 2pm-4pmMonday, Jan. 25th - 6pm-8pm

Box Office Hoursfor Members & General Public

Sunday, Jan. 31st - 2pm-4pmMonday, Feb. 1st - 6pm-8pm

Sunday, Feb. 7th - 2pm-4pmMonday, Feb. 8th - 6pm-8pmTuesday, Feb. 9th - 6pm-8pmWednesday, Feb. 10th - 6pm-8pm

Location: Village Mall, DanvilleBox office phone # 431-1660.

Ask us about our group discount!

SEASON MEMBERS TICKET PURCHASES (check one)

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET PURCHASES (check one)

DLO DOLLAR PURCHASES

#____ tickets for Friday, February 12th at 6:30 pm#____ tickets for Saturday, February 13th at 11:30 am#____ tickets for Saturday, February 13th at 6:30 pm#____ tickets for Sunday, February 14th at 12:30 pmNames(s) on membership(s):____________________________

#____ tickets for Friday, February 12th at 6:30 pm#____ tickets for Saturday, February 13th at 11:30 am#____ tickets for Saturday, February 13th at 6:30 pm#____ tickets for Sunday, February 14th at 12:30 pm #____ Adult tickets @ $32 = $_______ #____ Student tickets @ $24 = $_______ (with Student ID) Total ticket purchase due = $_______

#____ DLO Dollars @ $20 = $_______

Total due = $_______

Name(s) on ticket(s) ____________________________________Address ______________________________________________Phone # (______) _______ - __________

Make Checks Payable to: DLO

Mail order form and payment to: Box Office (217)431-1660DLO, PO BOX 264, DANVILLE IL 61834 Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for ticket delivery.

Tickets Available

For Season Members:Free - as part of your 2010-2011

season membership

For General Public:

Tickets may be purchased at the

following locations:

BC Collectibles in the Village MallJava Hut, 13 N. Vermilion St.First Savings Bank, 6 W Williams St.or at the door, 30 minutes before performances

Box office phone # 217-431-1660.

SEASON MEMBERS TICKET PURCHASES (check one)

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET PURCHASES (check one)

DLO Season Subscribtion

#____ tickets for Friday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm#____ tickets for Saturday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm#____ tickets for Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 pmNames(s) on membership(s):____________________________

#____ tickets for Friday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm#____ tickets for Saturday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm#____ tickets for Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 pm #____ Adult tickets @ $7 = $_______ #____ Student tickets @ $5 = $_______ (through high school) Total ticket purchase due = $_______

#____ DLO Season Tickets @ $55 = $_______

Total due = $_______

Name(s) on ticket(s) ____________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

Phone # (______) _______ - __________

Make Checks Payable to: DLO

Mail order form and payment to: Box Office (217)431-1660DLO, PO BOX 264, DANVILLE IL 61834 Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for ticket delivery.

DLO now accepts credit card payments with an additional $1 convenience

charge per ticket.

Name on card:

Card #:

Expiration Date:

Security Code (from back):

Billing Address (Street, City, St. ZIP):

Your Signature: