Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress




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Peter Quince Performing Company, Ltd.
In association with
Natural Ovens, First National Bank, and Foster Needle Co.
Presents

Once Upon a Mattress

music by Mary Rodgers
lyrics by Marshall Barer
book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller

August 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30pm
Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc WI


Producer's Note from the program
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
Every year the Producer writes a note relating to the magic of Quince. But the real magic comes not on the stage, but behind it. The weeks of rehearsal and the months of preparation. But the most overlooked part of Quince is the business side of the company. The people who go out and sell ads and convince the community to donate their money to us. Without those people of you in the audience there would be no Quince. So I want to take a moment to thank you all. And I hope that Quince will show you tonight that your money was well spent. The magic of Quince Continues to touch the lives and hearts of Manitowoc youth and I hope that comes through tonight.

Mason W Myatt
Producer/Chairman of the Board


Directors' Note from the program
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
One of the problems I've run into theatre (and live in general) is people's insistence of living in a dichotomy of right and wrong. Far too many actors (and directors) assume there is only one right way to play a part. This is untrue. This is easy to understand considering how much we are pushed in that direction since birth: "chew with your mouth closed", "Don't leave class until the bell rights", "Speed Limit 25", etc. etc. etc. This attitude has little place in theater, or in the arts in general. Was ee cumming's punctuation wrong? Did Picasso paint wrong? It is true that there are more and less interesting and effective ways of getting a message across, but an actor/artist must explore every possibility without limiting themselves to what is "right".
This also (conveniently) is one of the main overlying themes in our show. The idea of right ways for royalty/court members/etc. to behave are constantly stretches and mocked, much to the dismay of those like the queen.
Speaking of stretching and mocking, I would like to thank my cast and crew for their hard work and dedication. Extra special thank to the board of directors and directing staff for their extra time and work in the off-season. Thank also to Steve Gibson, Bill Hansen, James Woodland, Tom Nevins, and others for teaching me questions, not answers.

Craig J. Nickels
General Director


Cast
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
Minstrel Jamie Wagner
Jester Erin Satchell
Wizard Chris Levanitz
Queen Aggravarian Emily Wagner
King Sextimus Jason Myatt
Dauntless Travis Bernhardt
Winnifred Heather Kempfert
Lady Larken Rachel Danay
Sir Harry Collin Bernhardt
Nightengale Naomi LaGrow

Ladies
Lady Rowena Gwen Weyenberg
Lady Merrill Lori Konitzer
Lady Lucille Jenny Karbon
Lady Mabelle Heidi Treptow
Lady Violet Sarah Herrman
Lady Madonna Vetania Komorowski
ALSO: Kelly Schweda
Kimberly Pare

Knights
Sir Studly Mike Koslowski
Sir Luce Nathan Nolte
Sir Mixalot Jeff Dafner
Sir Fink Ryan Clarksen
ALSO: Justin Miller
Matt Brauer

Dance Troupe
Sir Harold John Brodtke
Lady Beatrice Laura Zboralski
Harlequins: Laura Wilker
Katherine Stockman
Understudy Natalie Wusterbarth

Wenches
Charlette Katie Hoffman
Emily Amanda Miller
Margeret Jamie Seehaver
ALSO: Heather Hempel
Erin Chupita
Lisa Skarda

Lesser Court
Angie Schmill
Rebecca Seehaver
Rachel Seehaver
Lindsay Vondrochek



Pit
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
Violin Andrew Zinkel
Viola Jill VandenBoom
Cello Carissa Wiederholt
Flute Penny Brusky
Clarinet Amanda Retzak
Trumpet I Andy Sieert
Trumpet II Mike Kempfert
Trombone Mark Stone
Percussion A Andy Ruh
Percussion B Jason Nickels
Bass Jennifer Backus
Piano/Celeste Grace Dodds
Harp Rachel Dodds



Crew
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
Costume Crew:Kay Meyer, Lori Konitzer, Rachel Danay, Erin Chupita, Heather Kempfert

Props Crew:Kay Mayer, Erin Chupita, Rebecca Ardnt, Helena Miller, Amanda Miller, Katherine Stockman, John Brodtke, Terry Weller

Set Crew:John Brodtke, Terry Weller, Amanda Wagner, Erin Chupita, Kay Meyer, Emily Wagner, Wyn Douglas, Michelle Trochill, Michelle Gamgan, Olivia Seiler, Helena Miller, Paul Brodtke, Nathan Nolte, Rachel Danay, Kelly Schweda, Heather Kempfert

Makeup Crew:Kay Meyer, Amanda Wagner, Rachel Sincere, Rebekka Arndt, Denise Tector


The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
President: Emi Wagner
Producer: Jason Myatt
Vice-President: Drew Douglas
Secretary/Treasurer: Heather Kempfert
Public Relations Director: Kelly Schweda
Alumni Relations Chair: Gwen Weyenbert



Directing Staff
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
General Director: Craig Nickels
Musical Director: Drew Douglas
Choral Director: Rachel Sincere
Choreographer: John Brodtke and Rachel Nickels
     Assistants: Rachel Danay, Lori Konitzer, Laura Wilker, Katherine Stockman Technical Director: John Brodtke, Terry Weller


Production Council
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
Master Carpenter: Paul Brodtke
Art Designers: Kay Meyer
     Assistant: Amanda Wagner Costume Designers: Emily Wagner
Makeup Designers: Emily Wagner
Lighting Designer: Rick Klein


Musical Numbers
Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
Act One Prologue: Many Moons Ago..............................................................Minstrel
Scene 1: Opening For A Princess.....................................................Dauntless, Larken, Ladies, Knights
In A Little While.................................................................Harry, Larken
Scene 2: In A Little While (Reprise)...................................................Harry, Larken
Scene 3: Shy..................................................................................Winnifred, Knights, Dauntless, Queen, Ladies
Scene 4: Sensitivity.........................................................................Queen, Wizard
Scene 5: The Swamps Of Home.......................................................Winnifred, Ladies, Dauntless
Scene 6.........................................................................................
Scene 7: Normandy........................................................................Minstrel, Larken, Jester
Scene 8.........................................................................................
Scene 9: Song of Love....................................................................Dauntless, Winnifred

Act Two Scene 1: Opening-Act II..................................................................Company
Scene 2: Happily Ever After.............................................................Winnifred
Scene 3: Man to Talk.....................................................................Dauntless, King
Scene 4........................................................................................
Scene 5: Shoes.............................................................................Jester
Scene 6: Yesterday I Loved You......................................................Harry, Larken
Scene 7: Nightingale Lullaby...........................................................Nightingale
Scene 8........................................................................................
Scene 9: Finale.............................................................................Company


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Past Shows - 1996 Once Upon a Mattress
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