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  1. Duck Soup Cinema Sunrise (1927) This mature drama, which won three Oscars at the 1st Academy Awards in 1929, is a tale about a farmer fighting good and evil within him – choosing between an urbane woman and his wife at home. SAT, MAR 17, 7 PM DIRECTED BY F. W. Murnau PRODUCED BY William Fox Screenplay by Carl Mayer adapted from the short story “The Excursion to Tilsit”, CAST: George O’Brien as The Man Janet Gaynor as The Wife Margaret Livingston as The Woman from the City Bodil Rosing as The Maid J. Farrell MacDonald as The Photographer Ralph Sipperly as The Barber Jane Winton as The Manicure Girl Arthur Housman as The Obtrusive Gentleman Eddie Boland as The Obliging Gentleman GRAND BARTON ORGAN: Clark Wilson SERIES SPONSORED BY: Underwritten with a generous gift from Robert N. Doornek Duck Soup Cinema Celebrates 30 Years For 30 years now, we’ve revived and celebrated the legacy of Capitol Theater, originally built for silent film. Our two series, Sounds of Silents (1986-1998) and Duck Soup Cinema (1999-Present), have engaged more than 90,000 patrons in silent film experiences. We are nationally known for providing an authentic silent film experience complete with music on the 1928 Grand Barton Organ—one of the last organs of its kind—and a classic feature film accompanied on the organ or by other live musicians. OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 1

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  3. STAR OF THE FILM Janet Gaynor (born Laura Augusta Gainor) began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with 20th Century-Fox in 1926, she rose to fame and became one of the biggest box office draws of the era. In 1929, she was the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise (1927), and Street Angel (1928). This was the only occasion on which an actress has won one Oscar for multiple film roles. Gaynor›s career success continued into the sound film era, and she achieved a notable success in the original version of A Star Is Born (1937), for which she received a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination. After retiring from acting in 1939, Gaynor married film costume designer Adrian with whom she had a son. She briefly returned to acting in films and television in the 1950s and later became an accomplished oil painter. In 1980, Gaynor made her Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of the 1971 film Harold and Maude and appeared in the touring production of On Golden Pond in February 1982. In September 1982, she sustained multiple injuries in a serious car accident which contributed to her death in September 1984. George O’Brien came to Hollywood in his early twenties hoping to become a cameraman, but worked as an assistant cameraman for a while and began his acting career as a stuntman. One of his earliest roles was in the 1922 drama Moran of the Lady Letty, starring Rudolph Valentino. In 1924 O’Brien received his first starring role in the drama The Man Who Came Back. That same year he was chosen by the famed movie director John Ford to star in The Iron Horse opposite actress Madge Bellamy. The film was an immense success at the box-office and O’Brien made nine more films for Ford. In 1927 he starred in the F. W. Murnau-directed Sunrise opposite Janet Gaynor, which won three major Academy Awards and remains his most famous film. He also played the lead in the New York City epic East Side, West Side that same year. O’Brien would spend the remainder of the 1920s as an extremely popular leading man in films. With the initiation of sound in films, O’Brien became a popular star of Westerns and rarely took parts outside of the Western film genre. Throughout the 1930s, O’Brien was a consistent Top Ten box-office draw appearing in scores of Westerns, often atop his horse named Mike. During World War II, O’Brien re-enlisted in the United States Navy, He later joined the United States Naval Reserve and retired with the rank of captain in 1962, having four times been recommended for the rank of admiral. Following his service in World War II, O›Brien would occasionally take featured parts in films directed by his old friend and mentor John Ford, including Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Cheyenne Autumn. O’Brien’s last leading role was in the 1951 movie Gold Raiders, with top-billed O’Brien handling the action and the Three Stooges (Shemp Howard, Larry Fine and Moe Howard) doing comedy routines in a feature film more or less evenly dividing screen time between O’Brien and the Stooges. O’Brien suffered a stroke in 1981 and was bedridden the last four years of his life. He died in 1985 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. A divorcee, O’Brien was survived by two children. HOST JOE THOMPSON Joe Thompson has appeared on Madison stages countless times (plus one if you are counting tonight). He has always been a swell dresser and he likes to eat before he is hungry. Every Monday Joe sketches waterfowl and recites Zen poetry aloud, but the rest of his week is fairly normal. Right now he is taking attendance… please raise your hand. He is a member of Madison’s sketch comedy troupe “The Prom Committee” and co-author of “Fatherhood, The Musical” with Phil Martin. He is the proud father of three and the lucky husband of one. OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 3

  4. GRAND BARTON ORGAN Like all grand movie theaters built during the Silent Film Era, the Capitol Theater had a pipe organ that allowed a single musician to fill the theater with music while movies were being shown. Overture Center’s organ is a Barton, manufactured by the Bartola Musical Instrument Company in Oshkosh. It is believed to be the oldest Barton in Wisconsin, and the only one in the state remaining in its original location and condition. The instrument is such a rare gem that in 1990 it was honored by the Organ Historical Society as “an instrument of exceptional merit,” the first time a theater organ had been so recognized by the society, which typically reserves such honors for the grand pipe organs found in churches. Hollywood had premiered the first “talkie,” the year before the Capitol Theater opened, but it took a while for sound films to catch on, and the Barton got a lot of use in the early years of the Capitol Theater. As sound films became popular, the organ was used for sing-alongs and pre- feature entertainment, but as film showings lost their pageantry, this role diminished. The gold and red horseshoe-shaped console is the most visible part of the instrument, but the organ’s sound comes from 1,034 pipes hidden in chambers on either side of the stage. The large illuminated console and its 141 stop keys and three manuals is usually located at house right. At one time, it was on its own elevator in the orchestra pit. It was moved to make space for the many large-scale productions staged in the theater. A seven and one half horsepower blower in the basement of the theater powers the organ and the massive electrical switching system is sealed in a special room high in the building. This electrical relay is so large that it was put in place before the theater was finished in 1928 and could only be removed with considerable demolition of the building. The smallest pipes, which produce the high notes, are the size of a soda straw, and the largest are 16 feet tall and 18 inches in diameter. The pipes that produce the deepest notes are 16 feet tall and about 24 inches square, made of thick, knotless pine slabs. Like any wind instrument, the sound comes from air passing through the pipes, but the wind is supplied by a seven-horsepower air pump, rather than a musician’s breath. The pipes are divided into fourteen ranks, or sets, that mimic the instruments of an orchestra. In addition, a “toy counter” offers special sounds like a chirping bird, auto horn, sleigh bells and percussive effects. An important part of keeping the organ in top condition is regular use. Overture Center continues to use the organ as part of the center’s Duck Soup Cinema series. ORGANIST CLARK WILSON Clark Wilson is one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America today. He works exclusively with the organ in developing accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major picture palaces during the heyday of the silent film. Clark was personally influenced by, and subsequently became close friends with Chicago organist John Muri, who was an original master of picture accompaniment and practiced his art well into the 1980s. His (and Wilson’s) historic style was that of utilizing fine music as a basis for developing a score of musical value. If the original score is no longer extant, a new one is prepared from the organist’s library and is normally transferred to a cue sheet — somewhat of a “road map” of suggested themes and notated screen actions which keep the organist fully on course. The development of themes in serious pictures is obtained exclusively in this way, and it must be considered the truest way to properly underscore screen action. Nothing is left to chance and wholesale improvisation is not relied upon. Further, the musical style of the time remains intact; no attempt is made to distract from the picture by using themes or styles that entered the musical scene years later. Most important of all, the film remains the focus and star of the performance. OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 4

  5. MAKE SURE THAT ONLY THE MOVIE IS SILENT! HELP RESTORE THE GRAND BARTON ORGAN. "The Capitol Theater's Barton Organ is an important part of Madison's musical history and culture. As one of the last remaining original theater organ installations in the country, it is important that it remain for future generations to enjoy." - John Cornue, President, Dairyland Theatre Organ Society Preserve Madison's musical heritage today. Donate at or call 608.258.4979 OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS WOULD LIKE TO THANK the following patrons who have made a lead gift of $1,000+ in support of the Grand Barton Organ Restoration Project: Anonymous American Theatre Organ Society Dave Dohler Robert N. Doornek George Kress Foundation, Inc. John Kress Margaret Lindberg Helen & Jeff Mattox Reynold Peterson Current as of September 22, 2017 OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 5

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  7. ORGANIST CLARK WILSONcont. Wilson began his scoring career in 1980 and has successfully toured North America with hundreds of film presentations at schools and universities, performing arts centers, theatres, film festivals and conventions. His work has led to performances for the Chautauqua Institution, Cinequest and San Francisco film festivals, the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Packard Foundation’s Stanford Theatre film series, the Atlanta premier of the restored “Metropolis”, and annual presentations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society at the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ. He is the organist of choice for many of the American Theatre Organ Society’s international convention silent film presentations, and he has scored pictures for Kino International for public DVD release. His performances have received the highest marks from colleagues and professionals, one commenting that his was “the finest use of a theatre pipe organ that I have ever heard.” Clark has been organ conservator and Resident Organist at the Ohio Theatre for the Columbus Associate for the Performing Arts since 1992 and is responsible for all music during the annual classic movie series, which also features one or more major silent films each season. In addition, he has led courses in theatre organ styling and silent film accompaniment at the Indiana University School of Music, and he is heavily involved in the development of a similar degreed program at the University of Oklahoma, the first such program to exist since 1929. Wilson has been named in numerous Who’s Who and Men of Achievement editions and was presented with the ATOS Organist of the Year award in 1998. An acclaimed organ technician and consultant, he has also been professionally involved with over 200 pipe organ installations to date and has earned the ATOS Technician of Merit award, the only person to receive both ATOS distinctions. Ensure the 90-year-old Capitol Theater’s crown jewel, the Grand Barton Organ, can entertain for decades to come! Text GBO to 41444 OVERTURE.ORG/ORGAN OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 7 RECOMMENDED WHEN USED FOR REPRODUCTIONS SMALLER THAN 2.25” WIDE. 7531 CP 142 CP Overture Center Logo Simplified Horizontal 2 Colors CMYK 16 29 38 53 0 24 78 0

  8. 2016/17 DUCK SOUP CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS Current as of September 14, 2016 Anonymous Daniel & Casey Becker Jennifer Blazek Harold Blotner Dave & Rhonda Bohnhoff Paul Burton Debra Byars Ann Cameron Deborah Cardinal Doc Casey & Karen Breitenbach-Casey Richard Christofferson David & Wendy Coe Jim Coons Betty & Corkey Custer Bea & Gene Dewey David Dahler Dana Dickinsen Robert Doornek Rabbi Irvin & Vivian Ehrlich Wendy Eudey Brigitte Fielder George Gay & Brian Soper Justin Gerstner Rob GIiiie Michael Goldsberry Robert & Beverly Haimerl Dorothy Halverson Pat Halverson Leanne Henn John & Nancy Hilliard Bill & Marcia Holman Lynette Howe Andrew Hunn & Susan Hamann Jason Ihm Lee & Mary lhlenfeldt Rita Jackson Larry Kneeland Birke Knipping Wendy Koran Mark & Laura Kruck Brendan Kreuger & Heather Molnar Priscilla & Jim Laufenberg Donna Leet Gail Leinweber Mindy Lewison Rudy & Barbara Lienau Margaret Lindberg Marion & Michael McGrath Heath Madden Jill & Jim Mason Scott Meeker Steve Miller Thomas & Janet Monk Beverly & Stanford Ninedorf Gail O'Neal Maxine & Dennis Palmer Susan Perkins Reynold Peterson Lynn & Sally Phelps Evan & Jane Pizer M. Diane Pollock Elizabeth Pritts Janet Pugh Erik & Deb Raettig Elayn Ross Michele Schmitz Tom & Julie Schuster Diane & David Silbaugh Joseph & Jeanne Silverberg Dale E. Stolldorf Jr. Nancy & Tom Sundal David Theiss Thomas Thuene Ellen Twing Douglas Vanessen & Vicki Hellenbrand Zach Wians Alan West Moze West Ruth & Roger Westmont Robb Whinney L. Kate Wilke Curtis Wittwer Rosemarie Zimmer JOIN OVERTURE'S DUCK SOUP CINEMA CLUB Are you a silent film aficionado? Does the sound of the Capitol Theater's Grand Barton Organ signal the beginning of a fabulous viewing of Duck Soup Cinema for you? Then join Overture's Duck Soup Cinema Club, support local artists and introduce new generations to the art of silent fim. Subscribe today at OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 8

  9. SUPPORT FOR OVERTURE We gratefully acknowledge the following contributors to Overture Center for the Arts. PUBLIC SUPPORT An annual commitment from the City of Madison helps support Overture Center. Mayor Paul Soglin, the Madison Common Council and City of Madison residents deserve our gratitude for their generous support. LOCAL LEGENDS The Local Legends program honors individuals and organizations who lead by example in their support of the arts and community engagement. We want to acknowledge those who wish to create a legacy through a transformative gift of $100,000 or more to Overture and our community. 2016-17 Exact Sciences Corporation Jun & Sandy Lee Nick & Judy Topitzes An anonymous couple in honor of Glenda Noel- Ney, Overture’s VP of Advancement, and Tim Sauers, VP of Programming and Community Engagement, for their dedication to the arts throughout their careers, and their tremendous influence on making Overture this 2014-15 An anonymous donor in honor of Ted & Gail DeDee Ron & Deborah Krantz wonderful place to be introduced to, experience and enjoy the arts An anonymous couple because they believe Overture is a beautiful space that everyone should be able to enjoy 2013-14 Bea & Lau Christensen Joe & Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner 2015-16 Jim & Sue Bakke Diane Endres Ballweg Jim Imhoff & Kitty Kuhl Jonathan & Susan Lipp Tom & Peggy Pyle 2012-13 Dianne Christensen Kelly Family Foundation Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc. CORPORATE & FOUNDATION SUPPORTERS Historic Sponsor American Girl’s Fund for Children Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc. $10,000-$14,999 Altria County of Dane Evjue Foundation Madison Club Madison-Kipp Corporation National Guardian Life Insurance SupraNet Communications, Inc. UW Credit Union Webcrafters, Inc. Wisconsin Arts Board WISC-TV Stark Company Realty TASC TRICOR, Inc. SSM Health State Bank of Cross Plains Wahlin Foundation on behalf of Stoughton Trailers Zendesk $20,000- $100,000 Adams Outdoor Advertising Bell Laboratories Clearwing Systems Integration, LLC Exact Sciences Corporation Full Compass Systems, LTD George Kress Foundation Kuehn Family Foundation Lexus of Madison Madison Community Foundation Mirror34 Productions Noble Chef Hospitality Group Shine United $1,000-$4,999 Arts Midwest BMO Harris Bank Elite Realty Services, LLC Friends of Overture Center for the Arts Ian’s Pizza on State Kilwins Madison College North Central Group Think Ink U.S. Bank UnityPoint Health - Meriter WIPFLI LLP $5,000-$9,999 Axley Brynelson, LLP The Burish Group Custer Plumb Financial Services CUNA Mutual Group Dane Arts DreamBank First Weber Group Hooper Corporation Johnson Bank Madison Investment Advisors Milwaukee Bucks Pepsi-Cola of Madison Plastic Ingenuity $15,000-$19,999 A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust Food Fight Restaurant Group Goodman’s Jewelers Isthmus Park Bank UW Health/Quartz OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 9

  10. SUPPORT FOR OVERTURE INDIVIDUAL GIFTS Benfactor ($50,000 - $99,999) Joe & Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner Artist ($1,250 – 4,999) Anonymous (7) Carla & Fernando Alvarado Kristine & Paul Ashe Mark Aulik & Michael Beere George Austin & Martha Vukelich-Austin Tino Balio & Mary Pinkerton Diane Endres Ballweg Dean & Nancy Baumgardner Dianne Benson & Kristin Koeffler Linda & Niles Berman Judy & Mark Bunge Frank Burgess Jim & Cathie Burgess Michael Caliva & Marcy Seiler Thomas & Patricia Carroll Dennis & Lynn Christensen Scott & Jacqueline Cooper Kristine & Mark Corey Tony D’Alessandro & Alison TenBruggencate Beverly & Craig Davis John Delamater & Janet Hyde Marie Dietrich, Mia & Chloe Heiligenstein Mike & Lee Ann Dillis Pamela Walgren & Dan Dooge Robert N. Doornek* Russ & Jean Endres John & Coleen Flad David & Linda Flakne Joseph & Eva Fok Dennis Funk & Tom Sanew Stacy Gannon Saul C. & Melody K. Glazer Carl & Mary Gulbrandsen Shawn Guse Steve & Elaine Hathaway Susi Haviland Dr. Brandon S. Hayes Andrew Heldrich Ana Hooker Wm. Pharis & Carolyn D. Horton James & Kelly Imhoff Stanley & Shirley Inhorn Brian and Wade James-Richardson Rita & Martin Kades Michelle Kamin Charles & Valerie Kime Drs. Debra & Fred Kirchner Anthony & Margaret Koblinski Scott & Mary Kolar Joseph D. Krupp & Diana Grove Daniel & Jennifer Kuehn Terry & Kathy Kurth Richard & Judy Kvalheim Kurt Lin Willis Long Madigan Family John & Linda Mallon Helen & Jeff Mattox Marie S. McCabe Steve & Susan McCarthy Daniel & Mari Mc Carty McGann Construction Barbara McGlynn Laura Meffert Tom & Ann Merfeld John & Julie Mitby Shelley M. Moffatt Mark & Nancy Moore Glenda Noel-Ney & William Ney Maxine & Dennis Palmer Laura Peck & Gregory Anderson John & Susan Pecotte Frank & Laurie Peregrine Robert Pesselman & Gerri DiMaggio-Pesselman Michael & Regan Peters Reynold Peterson* Greg Pfluger & Connie McElrone Evan & Jane Pizer M. Diane Pollock Catherine & David Potter Tom Reps Jackie & Gary Rockweiler Orange Tree Imports Sarah Schattle, MD Diane Seder & Bruce Rosen Jay & Katie Sekelsky Lynda Sharpe Jeanne & Joe Silverberg Kurt Sladky & Debra Neff Slinde Realty Company, LLC Patty Spires-Merkel & Robert Merkel Jayne Squirrell & Gary Lyons Tim & Lori Stadelman Susan Stites & Jerry Simon John Surdyk Richard & Marcia Taugher Jane Taves Judith Taylor Thomas E. Terry LaRynda Thoen & Neil Salyapongse Kate J. Thompson John & Carol Toussaint Sal & Judy Troia Brian & Jennifer Van Wyk Steve & Betsy Wallman Glenn A. Weihert & Jacqueline M. Goetz Linda Weimer & Jean Lang Jim & Linda Welch Tripp & Nancy Widder Limelight ($25,000 - $49,999) Jim Imhoff & Kitty Kuhl Roma E. Lenehan Lead ($10,000 - $24,999) Anonymous (2) Anna & Andrew Burish Tom & Martha Beach The Blake Family Ellen L. Brothers The Bruning Foundation in honor of Jamal Kharbush & Beth Bingham Eliot Butler Betty Harris Custer & J. Corkey Custer James Dahlberg & Elsebeth Lund The Deatley Family Foundation Marjorie Devereaux & David Hall Dan & Natalie Erdman Kathleen J. Hempel John Kress* Peggy Lindberg* Jeffery & Tiffany Mack Dale & Deborah Nickels John & Mary Schroeder Konya & Matt Schuh Brad & Nicole Smith Dr. Robb Whinney Cameo ($5,000 - $9,999) Anonymous (2) Steve & Shirley Crocker Ted DeDee Katie Dowling-Marcus & Ben Marcus Sue & Rob Engelke Roberta Gassman & Lester Pines Larry & Sharon Hahn Curt & Dawn Hastings Dr. Matthew Hebert and Mrs. Sherri Hebert Joe & LuAnn Meyers Dale & Deborah Nickels Linda Baldwin O’Hern & Vince O’Hern Gus & Mary Paras Marcee Place Dan & Lonnie Schmidt Ed & Jennifer Snow Charles Stonecipher Helen Stoneman Stephen & Carey Weiler OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 10

  11. SUPPORT FOR OVERTURE Jan B. Robertson Jackie & Gary Rockweiler Judith & Michael Rothschild Drs. Carol Diamond & Howard Rowley Guenther & Sharon Ruch Jim & Carol Ruhly Tim & Ann Salutz Thomas & Judy Scheidegger Bill Scheuerell & Ginny Janssen Dan & Lonnie Schmidt Jason & Pamela Schmidt Edward & Julie Shinnick Mark Simmons Maureen Skelton Susan Skinner Pam Smestad Ronald & Christine Sorkness Ross & Megan Squires Jayne Squirrell & Gary Lyons Alex Squitieri James & Judith St. Vincent Tim & Lori Stadelman Robert & Marsha Steffen Joe & Phyllis Stertz Suad & David Stratton Kevin Sweeney Zach Swenson Shari Telvick Patricia A. Thomas Heather Tiller Fred & Ann Urben Douglas Vanessen & Vicki Hellenbrand Steven & Kristine Vaughn Michael Verveer Peter & Alice Waldron Laurence & Frances Weinstein Foundation Cindy & Jeff Welch Jim & Linda Welch Patricia Welch David L. White Barbara J. Widder Marybeth Wilk & Katherine Brophy Hal & Shirley Winsborough Patti Zoromski Larry M. Kneeland* Birke Knipping Robert & Gloria Knipschild Joyce Knutson James & Jill Krogstad Mark & Laura Kruck Marty & Mary Krueger Terry & Kathy Kurth Donald Lang Timothy Lardinois Beverly Larson Sid and Juli Larson Gerald Lefert Richard & Christina Lemon David Lenz Rudy & Barbara Lienau* Susan Lubar Ronald Luskin & M. Therese Ruzicka Stuart R. Mace Laura Maursetter Dr. Marlynn May Hal & Christy Mayer Sandy & John Mc Clure Cary & Brenda McNatt Gary & Lynn Mecklenburg Chris & Kelly Medenwaldt Mark Meloy Gale Meyer Al & Judy Miller Neal & Cathy Miller Nicholas & Elaine Mischler Mike Modl & Peg Littlefield-Modl Shelley M. Moffatt David S. Morel Brad & Kelly Mullins Marv Nonn Tom & Carol O’Connell Alicia Ohnstad Kevin Palmersheim & Kelsie Doty Jeffrey Parisi Frank & Patricia Parker William & Patricia Jo Paul Sylvia Poppelbaum The Raymond Group Tom & Jo Ann Reed Lori R. Reeths Timothy G. Reilly Sara E. Rem Janice K. Rhodes Drs. David & Joy Rice, in Memory of Patricia Davey Struck Layton & Diane Rikkers David Dohler Peter Doksus Greg & MaryAnn Dombrowski Lindsey Duca Nena & Thomas Dyhr Carla Edgar Royle Eenigenburg David Egger & Julie Cullman Jane Eisner Judith & Richard Ela Shad Fanta & Nina Kinnunen Michael F. Fitzpatrick David & Linda Flakne Patrick Flanagan Flora & Douglas Flygt Charles N. Ford & Sharon L. James Michael & Susan Fox Bonita Sue Friedrich Sara Record Frings & Gary Frings John & Alice Frohna Sandra & Norris Glick Lee & Don Grubb Jon P. & Kaaren Guenther Shawn Guse Terry Haller* Jan Hamik & Larry Studesville Judy Ham Mark & Debbie Hamilton John T. Harrington, Jr. Ann & Roger Hauck Susi Haviland Tim & Jana Heinrich Kirsten Held Cory Higgins Cynthia S. Hiteman Marilyn Hoffman Brad Hutter Andrea Jakubczak Norman Jenkins Paul & Susan Jobst Maryl R. Johnson, MD Sally Jones & Aaron Friedman Sherrie Kalaher Mullins Daniel & Sheree Kehoe Keller Family Charitable Trust Nancy Kelly Kathleen M. Kelm Kim & Lawrence Kieck Neil F. Wienke Greg and Jenny Williams Theodora Zehner Daniel & Irene Zimmerman Jane (Ginger) Zimmerman William Arthur Zorr Supporting Actor ($500 - $1,249) Anonymous (7) Stephanie Adler-Griffin Linda L. Albers Kit Albrecht Edward & Muffin Alschuler Colin & Melissa Anglin Randy & Areanne Arb Dr. Randy Armstrong Mark & Dawn Ashley Rajai & Chickee Atalla Jill Ball Lawrence Barton Matt Beckler Norm Berven & Barbara Mittelstaedt Berven Sharon & Jim Billmeyer Roger, Pat & Jamie Birkett Nancy Birmingham Miriam & Brian Boegel Matthew Boller Robert Bolles John & Jan Bonsett-Veal Patricia Brady & Robert Smith Megan & Christopher Brakebush Cathy & Steven Brodbeck Bryan & Mary Brosamle Mary Brow Cat Burkat & Jason Schoephoester Mary & Ken Buroker Eric Carlson Thomas & Patricia Carroll Jeff & Robin Cherwinka Jennifer Chiaverini Ann & Reed Coleman Louis Cornelius & Pris Boroniec Pat & Dan Cornwell William & Karen Davis R. Chris & Kathy Davis John Delamater & Janet Hyde Gifts received between January 1 - December 31, 2017 * = In support of the Grand Barton Organ Restoration CONTACT US Overture Center Development Department | 608.258.4979 | OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 11

  12. PATRON SERVICES AND INFORMATION Welcome to Overture Center for the Arts Your enjoyment is important to us. Please contact an usher or the ticket office if you have any concerns about your experience here. Rentals: For information on renting spaces for weddings, performances, meetings or other events, call 608.258.4163 or email ETIQUETTE Please turn off all electronic devices. Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is prohibited in Overture Center. The use of cameras or audio recording in the theaters is prohibited without written permission from Overture Center and the performing company’s management. Food, large bags and other large items are not permitted in the theaters. Bottled water and beverages in Overture refillable theater cups are allowed in the theaters at select shows. In consideration of audience members with scent sensitivities and allergies, please refrain from use of perfumes, aftershaves and other fragrances. RESIDENT COMPANIES Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society | 608.255.9866 Children’s Theater of Madison | 608.255.2080 Forward Theater Company | 608.234.5001 Kanopy Dance Company | 608.255.2211 Li Chiao-Ping Dance | 608.835.6590 Madison Ballet | 608.278.7990 Madison Opera | 608.238.8085 Madison Symphony Orchestra | 608.257.3734 James Watrous Gallery | 608.265.2500 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra | 608.257.0638 ORDERING & INFORMATION Order online at Buy in person/phone: Visit the ticket office located on the main level just off the Rotunda Lobby or call 608.258.4141 Mon-Fri, 11 AM-5:30 PM; Sat, 11 AM-2 PM; open additional hours evenings and weekends on days of ticketed performances. Group orders: Groups of 10 or more receive a discount on most performances. Call 608.258.4159 to make reservations. Visit for event listings, links to artist websites, video, audio, directions, parking and much more. PATRON SERVICES & POLICIES Accessibility: Request accommodations when ordering your tickets. Call 608.258.4452 for information, or to request the following: • Wheelchair-accessible seating • Sign language interpretation • Braille playbill • Other accommodations More information: Children and lap seating: Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theaters for performances. Discounted lap seats are available for some performances. Children under the age of six are not permitted at certain performances. See our season brochure, visit our website or call 608.258.4141 for information. Event Staff: Stagehand services in Overture are provided by members of Local 251 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Ushering and other services are provided by Overture volunteers. For information, visit or call 608.258.4962. Lost and Found: Visit the information desk in the Rotunda Lobby or call 608.258.4973. OVERTURE.ORG | Sunrise 12