You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
July 29, 2021 - August 08, 2021
★ ★ ★
 
College of DuPage Theater Department
Presents 
 

You're a Good Man,
Charlie Brown

 
Based on the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
 
Director
Connie Canaday Howard
 
Music Director
Christopher Kriz
 
Choreographer
Kyle Donahue
 
Scenic & Properties Design
Sabrina Zeidler
 
Lighting Design
Jon Gantt
 
Costume, Hair, & Makeup Design
Kimberly G. Morris
 
Sound Design
Fisher Parsons
 
Video Director/Editor
Chris Gekas
 
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
www.concordtheatricals.com
 
Musical recording provided by The MT Pit LLC.
www.themtpit.com
 
Support is made possible by a generous gift from the College of DuPage Foundation’s Dr. Donald and Helen (Gum) Westlake Fund for Student Productions.
 
 
 
July 29 - August 8, 2021
McAninch Arts Center
 
(in order of appearance)
 
Charlie Brown
Nikolai Sorokin
 
Linus Van Pelt
Elmeka Elme
 
Lucy Van Pelt
Lucy LaPlaca
 
Sally Brown
Jamie Foster+
 
Schroeder
Chris Talia*
 
Snoopy
Kailey Nelson*
 
*2021 John Belushi/Second City Theater Scholarship recipient
+2021 John Belushi Stage Management Scholarship recipient
 
Time & Place: An average day in the life of Charlie Brown
 
Special thanks to College of DuPage Multimedia Services
 

 

Stage Manager
Elizabeth Nahulak+
 
Technical Director
Jon Gantt
 
Scene Shop Manager
Sabrina Zeidler
 
Build Crew
Mary Ahlert & Sean Ihnat
 
Costume Shop Manager
Kimberly G. Morris
 
Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Gretchen Woodley
 
Costume Shop Assistant
Kyle Krisch
 
+John Belushi Stage Management Scholarship recipient
 

It’s truly amazing, when you stop to think on it, that Peanuts has celebrated such tremendous success, and for so long, since 1950. Charles M. Schulz has been quoted as saying, in the Green Bay Press Gazette, in 1975, “Well, frankly, I guess I did expect it, because, after all, it was something I had planned for since I was 6 years old.” He went on to say that he didn’t, of course, know that Snoopy was going to go to the moon, or that the phrase “happiness is a warm puppy” would prompt hundreds of other such definitions, or that “security blanket” would become a part of American language, but he did hope that he’d contribute something to a profession that he loved “all my life.”

From the time I was little, and reading The Des Moines Register (or having it read to me, prior to the time that I could do that for myself), Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy et al were strong figures to my family; my dad never left the house without reading Peanuts first.

Why? It’s about innocence, hope, perseverance, the power of dreaming and friendship. Characters are distinct, with Charlie Brown being, really, the ‘middle ground,’ what Schulz called the “everyman.” They remind us of basic goodness and simplicity, all of which are important to this production, I think.

Each of us has enjoyed working on this production – this term marking our first term, as a department, back on campus and in a theatre, moving forward again from the pandemic. While many things are still unknown, and there’s still some uncertainty, it has been a joy to be together – not unlike these children in the show, who TRULY enjoy one another. And THIS reminds me of another quote of Schulz, widely distributed over the years, but I think first said in an interview with the Pottsville Republican: “To create something out of nothing is a wonderful experience.” He, of course, was referring to his cartooning. Though we’ve certainly had a ‘something,’ namely a timeless, delightful script and score, to create this production has been a wonderful experience. It’s our hope that you enjoy it, as well.

                                                                                                ~CCH

Elmeka Elme
Linus Van Pelt

Second COD production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble).

Jamie Foster
Sally

Third COD production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble), The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Ensemble). Favorite credits include The Insanity of Mary Girard (Mrs. Lum); Love/Sick (Louise Overbee and Jill) and Matilda (Choreographer) all at Glenbard North High School Theatre. John Belushi Stage Management Scholarship recipient.

Lucy LaPlaca
Lucy Van Pelt

Sixth COD production; favorite credits are with The Unwritten Works of William Shakespeare at Westside Improv in Wheaton.

Kailey Nelson
Snoopy

Sixth COD production; Can You See Me? (herself), The Wolves (#13), Scenes from an Execution (Stage Manager), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (Cathy Connolly, Leigh Fondakowski, Ensemble), Under Milk Wood (Ensemble). Favorite credits include RENT (Mrs. Cohen), Grease (Rizzo) and The Wolves (#13). Nelson is a 2017 Illinois All-State Improv finalist, a 2020 John Belushi Stage Managing scholarship recipient, and a 2020/2021/2022 John Belushi theater scholarship recipient.

Nikolai Sorokin
Charlie Brown

Second COD production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble). Favorite credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour Krelborn); Heathers (Ram Sweeney) and Legally Blonde (Warner). Sorokin was the winner of the 2020 CCNATS Musical Theater Voice Competition and received Bronze in the Phi Rho Pi National Speech Tournament in Dramatic Interpretation this year.

Chris Talia
Schroeder

Fourth COD production; The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit, Topper) and Under Milk Wood (Captain Cat, Ensemble). Favorite credits include Love/Sick (Singing Telegram Man), Marie Antoinette (Louis XVI) and Matilda the Musical (Agatha Trunchbull) all at Glenbard North High School. Talia is a 2020 Belushi Stage Management Scholarship and 2021-2022 Belushi/Second City Theatre Scholarship recipient.

Connie Canaday Howard
Director, Theater Department Chair

Connie Canaday Howard has enjoyed directing such shows as Pride and Prejudice, The Dreams of Antigone and Twelfth Night. The Heidi Chronicles, directed by Canaday Howard, received the award for best non-professional production in Chicagoland as a student production. She has been cited in Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities 11 times. She is Artistic Director for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, a professional company in residence at the MAC, where she also directs and is a member of its acting ensemble. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Canaday Howard was COD’s Outstanding Faculty for 2003–2004 and is a member of the Joseph Jefferson Committee’s Artistic Team, which is Chicago’s version of the Tony.

Kyle Donahue
Choreographer

Kyle Donahue has choreographed, directed and performed around the world on regional theatre, theme park and cruise ship stages. He is thrilled to be working with the amazing team at COD again this season after choreographing The Addams Family, Pippin and Grease the last three summers! Other favorite choreography/directing credits include 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, Forever Plaid, and CATS. He has studied dance in NYC at Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, and with Broadway veteran Billye Kersey Kupiak. In the Chicagoland area, Kyle has been seen on stage at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook and New American Theatre, and has directed/choreographed/music directed at Fox Valley Repertory and Rockford University. He serves as the Cultural Arts Supervisor at the Arlington Heights Park District and resides in the western burbs with his beautiful wife Julie and their four little ones Lulu, Lincoln, Finn and River. Kyle holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Rockford College. www.KyleAndJulie.com

Jon Gantt
Lighting Design

 

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Jon Gantt is the Technical Coordinator for the McAninch Arts Center and has been a lighting and scenic designer for College of DuPage and the resident professional companies since the opening of the Arts Center in 1986. For more than 35 years, he has designed scenery and lighting for many professional and university theaters in and around Chicago. Recently, he designed the lighting for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble’s Don’t Dress for Dinner, Improbable Fiction and The 39 Steps, and for New Philharmonic’s Die Fledermaus; and he did the scenic design for New Philharmonic’s The Mikado and La Traviata. For the College Theater program, he designed the set and video for 1984, the set and lighting for A Christmas Carol, and lighting for War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, Under Milk Wood, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, The Addams Family, Curse of the Starving Class, A Christmas Carol, The Foreigner and Godspell.. Other notable past production designs include The Ruling Class, The Man of La Mancha, The Praying Mantis, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Evita, Sweeney Todd and his Jeff-nominated scenic design for the world premiere of The Grab at Theatre Building Chicago.

Chris Gekas
Video Director/Editor

Chris Gekas is a Multimedia Producer for the College of DuPage and a COD alum. He also played the role of Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown over ten years ago with Steel Beam Theatre.  Good grief!

Christopher Kriz
Music Director

Christopher Kriz is an award winning composer and sound designer based in Chicago.  Winner of 5 Joseph Jefferson Awards with a total of 22 nominations. Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Remy Bumppo, Victory Gardens, Timeline, First Folio, The Gift Theatre, American Blues, Shattered Globe, and many others. Regional: Seattle Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and many summer seasons at Peninsula Players. Kriz is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829. To hear more of his work, please visit christopherkriz.com

Kimberly G. Morris
Costume, Hair, and Make-up Design

Kimberly G. Morris is pleased to continue her work at College of DuPage. Prior to joining the crew at COD she spent 13 years as a freelance costume, makeup, wig and properties designer throughout Chicago and the east coast. She is a company member of Babes with Blades Theatre Company where she has designed Promise of a Rose Garden, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Patchwork Drifter, Macbeth, Susan Swayne and Bewildered Bride and Bo Thomas and the Case of the Spy Pirates. Other favorite past projects include Carmilla and Grease at COD; puppet design for Lifeline Theatre’s Neverwhere, and costumes/masks for their Island of Dr. Moreau; costume and puppet design for Akvavit Theatre’s production of Blue Planet; and properties design for Chicago Children’s Theatre productions of A Year with Frog and Toad and 100 Dresses. She has also designed for Stage Left Theatre, Fox Valley Repertory, Ball State University, American Shakespeare Center, Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, Heritage Repertory Theatre, Tecumseh!, Wilmette Arts Center, NWHS and MEHS.

Fisher Parsons
Sound Design

Fisher Parsons is an Audio Production Specialist for the McAninch Arts Center. Before making the jump to working at College of DuPage, he was a Production Manager and Audio Engineer at Evanston Rocks and the Arcada Theater where he engineered sound for such artists as Gene Simmons, Buddy Guy, Dokken, Ace Frehley, Paul Gilbert, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Winger, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Iron Butterfly, and Michael Bolton among countless others. When not mixing audio or recording, you can find him on stage at The Second City or in the pit orchestra on guitar for various theatrical productions throughout the Chicagoland area. His favorite theatrical roles have been Buffalo Bill Cody in Annie Get Your Gun, as well as being a cast member of a multitude of Second City and Improv Olympic comedy shows. Parsons has most recently been on mixing and recording duties for The New Philharmonic’s 2020-2021 season, as well as mixing front of house and monitors for various MAC events.

Sabrina Zeidler
Scenic and Properties Design

Sabrina Zeidler is an Assistant Production Manager for the McAninch Arts Center.  Her previous work at The MAC has been as the Technical Director and Properties Designer for the DuPage Opera Theatre, Technical Director for The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, and various design roles for College Theater. She is a graduate of Elmhurst University with a BA in Theatre ‐ Stage Management, Design and Technology, and Theatre Arts Administration. While there, she received accolades from the Kennedy Center for her work in Stage Management on shows such as, The Country Wife, and Sweeney Todd. Keeping her roots close to home, she sits on the board of the Summer Place Theatre in Naperville, where she has held countless roles, starting as a volunteer and working her way through the company.

Elizabeth Nahulak
Stage Manager

Sixth COD Production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble); A Christmas Carol (Christmas Present, Mrs. Cratchit); Every Day Is Zoom Day (Maggie, Holly, Sylvie, Max); Scenes froman Execution (Sordo) and Macbeth (Murderer, King). Nahulak is a recipient of the 2021 John Belushi Stage Managing Scholarship.

McAninch Arts Center acknowledges and gives grateful thanks to those donors who have contributed in support of the MAC mission and vision. This list of donors reflects contributions made from July 1, 2019 through Jan 31, 2021. While we carefully prepared this list, we recognize that errors may have occurred. Please accept our apology if you are not properly represented on this list and contact the College of DuPage Foundation at (630) 942-2462 so we may correct our records.

 

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
July 29, 2021 - August 08, 2021
★ ★ ★
 
College of DuPage Theater Department
Presents 
 

You're a Good Man,
Charlie Brown

 
Based on the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
 
Director
Connie Canaday Howard
 
Music Director
Christopher Kriz
 
Choreographer
Kyle Donahue
 
Scenic & Properties Design
Sabrina Zeidler
 
Lighting Design
Jon Gantt
 
Costume, Hair, & Makeup Design
Kimberly G. Morris
 
Sound Design
Fisher Parsons
 
Video Director/Editor
Chris Gekas
 
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
www.concordtheatricals.com
 
Musical recording provided by The MT Pit LLC.
www.themtpit.com
 
Support is made possible by a generous gift from the College of DuPage Foundation’s Dr. Donald and Helen (Gum) Westlake Fund for Student Productions.
 
 
 
July 29 - August 8, 2021
McAninch Arts Center
 
(in order of appearance)
 
Charlie Brown
Nikolai Sorokin
 
Linus Van Pelt
Elmeka Elme
 
Lucy Van Pelt
Lucy LaPlaca
 
Sally Brown
Jamie Foster+
 
Schroeder
Chris Talia*
 
Snoopy
Kailey Nelson*
 
*2021 John Belushi/Second City Theater Scholarship recipient
+2021 John Belushi Stage Management Scholarship recipient
 
Time & Place: An average day in the life of Charlie Brown
 
Special thanks to College of DuPage Multimedia Services
 

 

Stage Manager
Elizabeth Nahulak+
 
Technical Director
Jon Gantt
 
Scene Shop Manager
Sabrina Zeidler
 
Build Crew
Mary Ahlert & Sean Ihnat
 
Costume Shop Manager
Kimberly G. Morris
 
Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Gretchen Woodley
 
Costume Shop Assistant
Kyle Krisch
 
+John Belushi Stage Management Scholarship recipient
 

It’s truly amazing, when you stop to think on it, that Peanuts has celebrated such tremendous success, and for so long, since 1950. Charles M. Schulz has been quoted as saying, in the Green Bay Press Gazette, in 1975, “Well, frankly, I guess I did expect it, because, after all, it was something I had planned for since I was 6 years old.” He went on to say that he didn’t, of course, know that Snoopy was going to go to the moon, or that the phrase “happiness is a warm puppy” would prompt hundreds of other such definitions, or that “security blanket” would become a part of American language, but he did hope that he’d contribute something to a profession that he loved “all my life.”

From the time I was little, and reading The Des Moines Register (or having it read to me, prior to the time that I could do that for myself), Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy et al were strong figures to my family; my dad never left the house without reading Peanuts first.

Why? It’s about innocence, hope, perseverance, the power of dreaming and friendship. Characters are distinct, with Charlie Brown being, really, the ‘middle ground,’ what Schulz called the “everyman.” They remind us of basic goodness and simplicity, all of which are important to this production, I think.

Each of us has enjoyed working on this production – this term marking our first term, as a department, back on campus and in a theatre, moving forward again from the pandemic. While many things are still unknown, and there’s still some uncertainty, it has been a joy to be together – not unlike these children in the show, who TRULY enjoy one another. And THIS reminds me of another quote of Schulz, widely distributed over the years, but I think first said in an interview with the Pottsville Republican: “To create something out of nothing is a wonderful experience.” He, of course, was referring to his cartooning. Though we’ve certainly had a ‘something,’ namely a timeless, delightful script and score, to create this production has been a wonderful experience. It’s our hope that you enjoy it, as well.

                                                                                                ~CCH

Elmeka Elme
Linus Van Pelt

Second COD production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble).

Jamie Foster
Sally

Third COD production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble), The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Ensemble). Favorite credits include The Insanity of Mary Girard (Mrs. Lum); Love/Sick (Louise Overbee and Jill) and Matilda (Choreographer) all at Glenbard North High School Theatre. John Belushi Stage Management Scholarship recipient.

Lucy LaPlaca
Lucy Van Pelt

Sixth COD production; favorite credits are with The Unwritten Works of William Shakespeare at Westside Improv in Wheaton.

Kailey Nelson
Snoopy

Sixth COD production; Can You See Me? (herself), The Wolves (#13), Scenes from an Execution (Stage Manager), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (Cathy Connolly, Leigh Fondakowski, Ensemble), Under Milk Wood (Ensemble). Favorite credits include RENT (Mrs. Cohen), Grease (Rizzo) and The Wolves (#13). Nelson is a 2017 Illinois All-State Improv finalist, a 2020 John Belushi Stage Managing scholarship recipient, and a 2020/2021/2022 John Belushi theater scholarship recipient.

Nikolai Sorokin
Charlie Brown

Second COD production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble). Favorite credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour Krelborn); Heathers (Ram Sweeney) and Legally Blonde (Warner). Sorokin was the winner of the 2020 CCNATS Musical Theater Voice Competition and received Bronze in the Phi Rho Pi National Speech Tournament in Dramatic Interpretation this year.

Chris Talia
Schroeder

Fourth COD production; The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit, Topper) and Under Milk Wood (Captain Cat, Ensemble). Favorite credits include Love/Sick (Singing Telegram Man), Marie Antoinette (Louis XVI) and Matilda the Musical (Agatha Trunchbull) all at Glenbard North High School. Talia is a 2020 Belushi Stage Management Scholarship and 2021-2022 Belushi/Second City Theatre Scholarship recipient.

Connie Canaday Howard
Director, Theater Department Chair

Connie Canaday Howard has enjoyed directing such shows as Pride and Prejudice, The Dreams of Antigone and Twelfth Night. The Heidi Chronicles, directed by Canaday Howard, received the award for best non-professional production in Chicagoland as a student production. She has been cited in Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities 11 times. She is Artistic Director for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, a professional company in residence at the MAC, where she also directs and is a member of its acting ensemble. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Canaday Howard was COD’s Outstanding Faculty for 2003–2004 and is a member of the Joseph Jefferson Committee’s Artistic Team, which is Chicago’s version of the Tony.

Kyle Donahue
Choreographer

Kyle Donahue has choreographed, directed and performed around the world on regional theatre, theme park and cruise ship stages. He is thrilled to be working with the amazing team at COD again this season after choreographing The Addams Family, Pippin and Grease the last three summers! Other favorite choreography/directing credits include 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, Forever Plaid, and CATS. He has studied dance in NYC at Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, and with Broadway veteran Billye Kersey Kupiak. In the Chicagoland area, Kyle has been seen on stage at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook and New American Theatre, and has directed/choreographed/music directed at Fox Valley Repertory and Rockford University. He serves as the Cultural Arts Supervisor at the Arlington Heights Park District and resides in the western burbs with his beautiful wife Julie and their four little ones Lulu, Lincoln, Finn and River. Kyle holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Rockford College. www.KyleAndJulie.com

Jon Gantt
Lighting Design

 

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Jon Gantt is the Technical Coordinator for the McAninch Arts Center and has been a lighting and scenic designer for College of DuPage and the resident professional companies since the opening of the Arts Center in 1986. For more than 35 years, he has designed scenery and lighting for many professional and university theaters in and around Chicago. Recently, he designed the lighting for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble’s Don’t Dress for Dinner, Improbable Fiction and The 39 Steps, and for New Philharmonic’s Die Fledermaus; and he did the scenic design for New Philharmonic’s The Mikado and La Traviata. For the College Theater program, he designed the set and video for 1984, the set and lighting for A Christmas Carol, and lighting for War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, Under Milk Wood, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, The Addams Family, Curse of the Starving Class, A Christmas Carol, The Foreigner and Godspell.. Other notable past production designs include The Ruling Class, The Man of La Mancha, The Praying Mantis, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Evita, Sweeney Todd and his Jeff-nominated scenic design for the world premiere of The Grab at Theatre Building Chicago.

Chris Gekas
Video Director/Editor

Chris Gekas is a Multimedia Producer for the College of DuPage and a COD alum. He also played the role of Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown over ten years ago with Steel Beam Theatre.  Good grief!

Christopher Kriz
Music Director

Christopher Kriz is an award winning composer and sound designer based in Chicago.  Winner of 5 Joseph Jefferson Awards with a total of 22 nominations. Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Remy Bumppo, Victory Gardens, Timeline, First Folio, The Gift Theatre, American Blues, Shattered Globe, and many others. Regional: Seattle Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and many summer seasons at Peninsula Players. Kriz is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829. To hear more of his work, please visit christopherkriz.com

Kimberly G. Morris
Costume, Hair, and Make-up Design

Kimberly G. Morris is pleased to continue her work at College of DuPage. Prior to joining the crew at COD she spent 13 years as a freelance costume, makeup, wig and properties designer throughout Chicago and the east coast. She is a company member of Babes with Blades Theatre Company where she has designed Promise of a Rose Garden, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Patchwork Drifter, Macbeth, Susan Swayne and Bewildered Bride and Bo Thomas and the Case of the Spy Pirates. Other favorite past projects include Carmilla and Grease at COD; puppet design for Lifeline Theatre’s Neverwhere, and costumes/masks for their Island of Dr. Moreau; costume and puppet design for Akvavit Theatre’s production of Blue Planet; and properties design for Chicago Children’s Theatre productions of A Year with Frog and Toad and 100 Dresses. She has also designed for Stage Left Theatre, Fox Valley Repertory, Ball State University, American Shakespeare Center, Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, Heritage Repertory Theatre, Tecumseh!, Wilmette Arts Center, NWHS and MEHS.

Fisher Parsons
Sound Design

Fisher Parsons is an Audio Production Specialist for the McAninch Arts Center. Before making the jump to working at College of DuPage, he was a Production Manager and Audio Engineer at Evanston Rocks and the Arcada Theater where he engineered sound for such artists as Gene Simmons, Buddy Guy, Dokken, Ace Frehley, Paul Gilbert, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Winger, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Iron Butterfly, and Michael Bolton among countless others. When not mixing audio or recording, you can find him on stage at The Second City or in the pit orchestra on guitar for various theatrical productions throughout the Chicagoland area. His favorite theatrical roles have been Buffalo Bill Cody in Annie Get Your Gun, as well as being a cast member of a multitude of Second City and Improv Olympic comedy shows. Parsons has most recently been on mixing and recording duties for The New Philharmonic’s 2020-2021 season, as well as mixing front of house and monitors for various MAC events.

Sabrina Zeidler
Scenic and Properties Design

Sabrina Zeidler is an Assistant Production Manager for the McAninch Arts Center.  Her previous work at The MAC has been as the Technical Director and Properties Designer for the DuPage Opera Theatre, Technical Director for The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, and various design roles for College Theater. She is a graduate of Elmhurst University with a BA in Theatre ‐ Stage Management, Design and Technology, and Theatre Arts Administration. While there, she received accolades from the Kennedy Center for her work in Stage Management on shows such as, The Country Wife, and Sweeney Todd. Keeping her roots close to home, she sits on the board of the Summer Place Theatre in Naperville, where she has held countless roles, starting as a volunteer and working her way through the company.

Elizabeth Nahulak
Stage Manager

Sixth COD Production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble); A Christmas Carol (Christmas Present, Mrs. Cratchit); Every Day Is Zoom Day (Maggie, Holly, Sylvie, Max); Scenes froman Execution (Sordo) and Macbeth (Murderer, King). Nahulak is a recipient of the 2021 John Belushi Stage Managing Scholarship.

McAninch Arts Center acknowledges and gives grateful thanks to those donors who have contributed in support of the MAC mission and vision. This list of donors reflects contributions made from July 1, 2019 through Jan 31, 2021. While we carefully prepared this list, we recognize that errors may have occurred. Please accept our apology if you are not properly represented on this list and contact the College of DuPage Foundation at (630) 942-2462 so we may correct our records.

 

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Mr. Robert A. Lyon

Mr. Javier Macedo and Ms. Celia Santiago

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Marti

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Matte, Jr.

Ms. Barbara V. Maxwell

Marilyn and Tipton McCawley, Jr.

Ms. Kathleen McCullough

Dr. and Mrs. John Messitt

Michael and Sandra Meyers

LTC and Mrs. James Milobowski

Ms. Alison Monette

Mr. Abel Montoyo

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morrissey

Mark Moser

Bud and Pat Motz

Michael and Judith Nigro

Ms. Laurel Niska

Ms. Kerry O'Brien and Mr. Doug King

Kelly O'Hanlon

Dorothy O'Reilly

Karen Webb Owen

Helen Pachay

Madeleine Pachay

Kurt Parent

Mr. Thomas D. Patrick

Jim and Lorraine Paulissen

The Peninsula Chicago

People's Resource Center

Picrow Streaming, Inc.

Ms. Alicia Ponce

Mr. Daniel B. Porter

Primus Temporary Housing

Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Pyrcik, Jr.

Ms. Lizbeth Ramirez

Ms. Cathy Rapata

Ginny and Don Raths

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Rauschenberger

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reiter

Richard and Susan Ridge

A. F. and Cecile Robinson

Ms. Celia E. Rodee

Sylvia Rodee

Janey Sarther

Ms. Lisa Savegnago and Mr. Ronald A. Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Seidlitz

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Serwinski and The Kenneth and Nancy Serwinski Charitable Fund - Schwab Charitable

Mr. Bruce Sewick, LCPC

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith

Ellen and Grier Stephenson

The Wolfhound Cigar Lounge

Ms. Candy Theobald

Ms. Marilyn J. Todd

Dr. and Mrs. E. Jay Van Cura and The E Jay Van Cura MD Charitable Fund of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Mr. Jeremy Vrtis

Ms. Rachel Walker

Joan and Raymond Wielgos

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Wilhelm, Jr.

Jo Anne Zipperer

 

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Young Ahn

Peggy Aldworth

Mrs. Lynnette Arendt

Arrowhead Golf Club

A. C. Barnicle

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Mr. and Mrs. Todd Billings

Mrs. Beth Bonde

Mr. and Mrs. James Borus

Mr. and Mrs. James Boves

Mr. Patrick Brosnan

Mr. and Mrs. Perry B. Bump

Ed and Kay Burton

C.B. Conlin Landscapes, Inc

Ms. Nancy Carlson

Mr. Robert B. Chasteen

Greg and Janet Chejfec

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bulls

Chicago White Sox

Choose Chicago

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Clifford

Ms. Patricia Conway

Diane Cooper

Don and Anna Mae Davia

Janet Derber

Joy and Ron Detmer

Barbara DiGuido

Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Dowling

James and Marie Drasal and The Drasal Family Fund of Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Evalee Dumas

DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau

Joanne East

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Eddy

Joseph and Frances Eraci

Exelon Corporation

William and Sally Newton Fairbank

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fitzgerald

Frank Gironda Salon

David Fraser

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Ms. Marilyn Fredrickson

Fusion Hair Salon

GLC Illinois, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Good and The Jon and Ruth Good Foundation - Fidelity Charitable Fund

Jack and Robin Graham and The Graham Giving Fund of Fidelity Charitable

Ms. Ruby Greenberg

Ms. Kathryn Handelman

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hasse

Lance Herning

Mr. and Mrs. David Hight

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Hoepner

Mark and Darlene Holle

I Have a Bean

Ms. Donna Ialongo

Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Jarman

Linda and Robert Jenkins and The Linda and Robert Jenkins Fund of Vanguard Charitable

Mr. and Mrs. Tomas Johansson

Janet and John Judd

Ms. Barbara Kamm

Karl and Lee Ann Karnatz

Kendra Scott

Mr. and Mrs. James Klang

John and Catherine Kos

Ms. Jill Krueger

Mr. Dale J. Kuby

La Mesa Modern Mexican

Le Merridien Chicago Oak Brook

Ida Lee

Ms. Nancy Lehrer

Linda D. Lieder

Ms. Mary Locher

Mrs. Hsiu Susan Logan

Rita Lopez-Brosnan

Wally Lorentsen

Marcel's Culinary Experience

Marek Ashley Salon

Janet Marks

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Massa

Mr. Donald E. McGowan and Ms. Mary L. Prazak

Florine McKay

Mr. and Mrs. John Meier

Sharon A. Meltzer

Mrs. Nina Menis

Mary E. Middleton

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Miller

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Monarch Landing

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Ochwat

Olive 'N Vinnie's Oil and Balsamic Bar

Ms. Mary N. Pieters

Dr. Patricia Pimental

Tom and Karen Pulver

Ms. Mari Kaye Rath

Ms. Rene' M. Richards

Ritz Carlton

Ms. Yolanda E. Rocio

Adrianne Roggenbuck

Patricia Rose

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rouse

Nancy L. Ruby

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Salyers

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Sherman

Ms. Peggy Slepian

Mr. and Ms. Andrew Smith and The Andrew and Maria Smith Charitable Fund - Fidelity Charitable

Ms. Rose M. Soraich

Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Steenwyk

Cherry Stoddard

Ms. Eileen Strong

Ms. Leticia Tait

Ms. Patti Taves

Village Links of Glen Ellyn

Judge Debra B. Walker and Mr. Rich Christian

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Wdowiarz

Ms. Nancy Webster

Ms. Kathy Wessel

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Whelan

Rich and Kathy Wilders

Mr. Justin Witte

 

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A Toda Madre

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Adelle's Fine American Fare

Ms. Lisa Akroush

Ms. Sandra Alexander

Nancy Allured

Julie and Dale Alvin

Robert and Lynne Anderson and The Robert and Lynne Anderson Charitable Fund of US Charitable Gift Trust

Mr. Ron Anderson

Arcadia Theater

Mr. and Mrs. Kent C. Aufdengarten

Mr. and Mrs. Jay J. Augustine

Ms. Christine A. Aument

Aurora Civic Center Authority

Bar Sotano

Cynthia Baranowski

Barone's Family Restaurant

Amelia Barrett

Debbie Barrett and Barry Zelinski

Ms. Pam Bartle

Michael and Gail Baruch

Betty and Bob Becker

Ms. Susan R. Becker

Biff Behr and Lynne Richman

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Belcher

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Ben

Ms. Marie Bennett

Mr. Michael Benninghoff

Mr. Bradley Bensenberg

Ms. Anne Bertino

Mrs. Germaine Bird

Blonde Boutique

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bolbat

Mr. and Ms. John Borge

Mr. William Borys

Ms. Laura Botwinick

Mr. Franklin E. Bowes

Mrs. Linda Bradley

Mr. George Brannon

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bresolin

Sandy Brewer

Broadway in Chicago

Jim and Joanne Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brown

Mr. Roger L. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. George Bruce

Dr. and Mrs. John E. Buntrock

L. Burritt

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burrows

Ms. Maria Butta

Connie Canaday Howard and Rex Howard

Ruth and Ken Carlson

Ms. Katherine Carmichael

Mrs. Janet Casey

Mr. Joseph Cassidy

Ms. Carla Castle

Paula and John Cebula

Mr. Eric Challenger

Judith Cheney

Mr. Gary P. Chomuk

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce P. Christensen

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Christensen

Barbara L. Christenson

Mr. Michael Church

Mr. Alan L. Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Ray F. Cliff

The Clubhouse

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Mrs. Nancy Crawford

The Honorable and Mrs. Daniel J. Cronin

Ms. Karen Damascus

Anne Marie and Samuel Dando

Jeanne E. Davik

Dempsey-Musker

Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Denecke

George W. and Ann Dervis

Devon Seafood and Steak

Marilyn and Gene Dicola

Ms. Patty Donahue

William Donnelly

Drury Lane Theatre

Duck Duck Goat

Bruce and Kathy Dudzik

Edwin A. and Gerry Dulik

Jenny Dunbar

Ms. Laura Durudogan

Mr. Nick Economos

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edwards

Ms. Erin Egan LaMantia

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Egan

Enchantments

Ms. Lisa Engelman

Mr. Miles A. Evans

Ms. Jennifer Fabian

Ms. Bonnie Factor

Ms. Anne Farnum

Christine and Craig Fenne

Mr. Gregory Finch

Ms. Ann Fink

Mrs. Joan Flynn

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fransen

Ms. Jackie Freeman

Ms. Debra Freeman-Nelson

Gail Fromer

Janet R. Gahala

Ms. Jo Anne Ganziano

Ms. Dorothy Garcia and Mr. Thomas Harding

Mary Jane Garrett

Gather and Collect

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Anonymous Friend of The DuPage Chorale

Ms. Susana Gering

Mr. James Gianfrancisco

Pamela and Jerome Giermann

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Glab

Glen Prairie

Mr. Stephen Goldberg and  Ms. Jeanne Brett and The Jeanne M. Brett Fund of Fidelity Charitable

R. and P. Gondek

Goose Island

Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon

Ms. Faon Grandinetti

Ms. Nancy Ann Green

Ms. Catherine Grotelueschen

Ms. Wilma W. Gunn

Mr. Adam Haefner

Chef Cynthia Hagedorn

Ida Elizabeth Hagman

Mr. and Mrs. David Hall

Ms. Robin L. Hallett

Hampton Inn

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Lubna and Faraz Haque

Diana and Gary Harper

Rebekah and Rodney Harris

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Mr. and Mrs. Brad A. Hauserman

Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Hegarty

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Heise

Mr. and Mrs. James Helt

Ms. Ann B. Henderson

Mr. Geoffrey Henry

Ms. Susan Hervey

Ron Hilton

Allan G. Hins and Marilyn E. Wilgocki

Ms. Dianne V. Hlinsky

Urs Geiser and Mary Hobein

Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre

Dr. Harry Hou

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Stephen and Michelle Hujar

Mr. Jeffrey L. Hume

Stephanie Iglehart

Italian Village

Sharon Jackson

JAYNE Boutique

Ms. Marilyn L. Jelinek

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Ms. Mary Jensen

Ms. Jean M. Jeske

Edward and Susan Jeszka

Dennis Johnson

Fred and Carole Jones

Ms. Lee Ann Jones

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Tom and Kay Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kenshol

Mr. Lee R. Kesselman

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Mr. Joshua Klinzing

Ulrike Konchan

Ms. Barbara Koren

Mr. Michael Kozlowski

Ms. Claire Krzyzewski

Ms. Barbara J. Kulig

Mr. Tom LaBarre

Mr. John L. Ladle, Jr.

Ms. Kathryn S. Lahey

Ms. Katie Lahey

Eileen B. Landau, Fidelity Charitable Trust, in Memory of Eliot A. Landau and Cateria A. Pryde

Ms. Nancy Lanning

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Lynfred Winery

M and Em's Childrens Boutique

Main Street Pub

Maize & Mash

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Mr. and Mrs. Atis Makstenieks

Madeleine and Ralph Marbach

Marinella's Ristorante Italiano

Mr. Robert Marks

Marriott Suites

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Marsh

Ms. Brandee Martin-Horton

John Mategrano

Ms. Jennifer Matiasek

Ms. Christine Maxwell

Jeffrey May

Ms. Sarah McEneaney

Mr. and Mrs. David M. McGowan

Marty and Marian McGowan

Mary and Ray McMahon

Mr. Glenn McMurray

Mrs. Hortencia Mendez

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Micek

Ms. Mary C. Michna

Mrs. Tammy Mier

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mies

Ms. Ann Mikulay

Ralph and Nancy Miller

Gail Minkus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moon

The Morton Arboretum

Mr. and Mrs. Don Motz

Ms. Lois Mouhelis

Ms. Jane Mrofka

Ms. Maria Mungai

Ms. Patricia Murata

Dr. Rod P. Musselman

Ms. Barbara Nagengast

Ernest and JoAnne Nassos

Tina Nassos

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Neier

Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Newberg

Dr. and Mrs. Tom Newmann

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Newtoff

James and Joan Nocera

Norabella Boutique

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nordahl

Betty and John North

Mr. John L. Norton

Dr. James F. Nowakowski

Mrs. Olga O'Brien

Gwen O'Loughlin

Ms. Kathleen OMalley

Ms. Jo Marie M. Ostrowski

Alice E. Packard

Mr. Jose Angel Padilla

Ms. Maria Padilla

Mr. William Palmquist

Byrd and Alice Parmelee

Greg and Sue Pawlowicz

Mark and Karen Pearson

Frank Pecora

Ms. Cathy A. Petersen

Ms. Sharon Pfister

Rohan and Merlyn Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Piccin

Lisa Pint

Roger and Sarah Poeppel

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Polito

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Portman

Prairie Path Books

Ms. Lynda Pratscher

Roger and Vivian Pscherer

Herbert Raffel

John and Mandy Rakow

Ms. Diane G. Rath

Ms. Betty Rauschenberger

Ms. Tracey J. Reid

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ribich

Chris Ricklefs

Mr. Steven Ricklefs

Mr. John Ridgeway

Dr. Mario F. Rincon

Ms. Anne Ritchie

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robbins

Gail Robinson

Mr. Eric Rodriguez

Ms. Evelia Rodriguez

Mr. Paul Rom

Marlene and Bob Rosecrans

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rosenberg

Mr. Donald Roubitchek

Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Rousonelos

Ms. Deb Ruckstaetter

Ms. Mary J. Ryan

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rynning

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rzym and The Eugene W. Rzym Giving Fund of Fidelity Charitable

Ms. Diane Sammarco

Mrs. Kriselda Sanchez

Sandra Sansone Brennan

Ms. Lenore Schacht

Ms. Paula Scheiwe

Ms. Linda Schmitt

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schrock

Richard and Patricia Schwarze

The Second City

Ms. Sherie Shapiro

Teri Shaughnessy

Mr. John Shorney

Ms. Susan J. Shorney

Brett and Susan Sierakowski

Mike Sitrick

Dr. and Mrs. John L. Skosey

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Skurka

Mr. John J. Smid

Ms. Patricia Smith

Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa

Ms. Nancy Soukup

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Spencer

Chris Stathos

Richard and Janice Sticka

Carol Stoffel

Melissa Striedl

String Theory

Norma C. Stroner

Ms. Susan Sturm

Su Ki's Salon

Suzette's Creperie

Dr. Nancy Svoboda

Grace and Len Swanson

Ms. Katherine Swihart

Dr. Diane R. Szakonyi

Tom and Jan Szot

Ms. Helen B. Szymanski

Mr. Phillip S. Tarallo

Anthony and Mona Taylor

Ms. Gretchen A. Taylor

The Theatre of Western Springs

Virginia and Jerry Thompson

Paul Thompson

Janet Thornbery

Mr. John J. Thornton

Leslie Tighe

Timeline Theatre Company

Ann Titus

Ms. Justine Tosch

TransUnion LLC

Thomas and Ruth Trousil

Jean S. True

James Truesdale

Ms. Robin S. Tryloff

Two Brothers Brewing Company

Ms. Carol Upshaw

Mr. and Ms. Anthony J. Vahcic

Eugenio and Carmen Valdes

Ms. Judy Vogt

Kathryn Voland-Mann

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Volk

Ms. Eleanor Wagner

Judith Wagner

Penelope Wainwright

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warmowski

Ms. Bernadette C. Wawczak

Mr. and Mrs. James Weichel

Patricia and Richard Weichle

Robert and Marlene Weiler

Anne and Jim Wengerd

West Suburban Oral Health Care

The Westin Chicago Lombard

Scott and Danielle Wetle

John and Bobbi Wheatley

Wheaton Chamber of Commerce

Whiskey Acres

Robert and Jeanne Whisler

Lenore Wilcox

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Williams

Jan Williams

Joseph and Laura Wilmarth Tyna

Ms. Barbara J. Wolfe

Ms. Sandra Wong Ronkoske

Ms. Alice Wood

Mr. John Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wulffen

Ms. Janice Yohanan

Mr. Benjamin P. Yost

Ms. Bernadette Young

Mr. Hank Zabelski

Diane Meiborg and Roger Zacek

Ms. Sabrina N. Zeidler

Jerry and Lin Zielinski

 


 

 

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