WELCOME TO THE PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE/ARTS EXPRESS CO-PRODUCTION OF Through the collaboration of Pima Community College (PCC) and Arts Express , The Fantasticks has been creatively reimagined to be presented in this streamed format. A charming love story with memorable music, The Fantasticks is credited as the world’s longest-running musical with book and lyrics by and music by . We are so proud of this partnership between PCC and Arts Express Theatre. This dynamic collaboration gave PCC students the important opportunity to apprentice professional actors, designers, and technicians in a well-supported environment. As you will see, this ensemble of professionals and students truly created magic onstage in this production of The Fantasticks, and the streamed format provides opportunities for additional creativity. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the value of partnership as our organizations evaluated the risks and opportunities from different angles and jointly generated solutions to adapt dynamically to the changing landscape created by the pandemic. While implementing a hybrid-model of online and in-person rehearsals with stringent safety protocols, the collaborative process led to amazing design elements in the show’s staging and beautiful heartfelt moments that can only be found when people come together to create something bigger than themselves. We set this time-honored musical in a garden. When we look at a tree, it has elements we can see, with the trunk and leaves, but then it also has elements that you can’t see, like the roots. Ultimately the tree needs both to exist. By reimagining this classic in a garden, we hope to bring a new resonance to The Fantasticks’ theme of hope and of facing the truth, before one can grow. And now, sit back and enjoy the wonder of The Fantasticks. Thank you for your support! Chris Will Karen F. Wiese Director & Theatre Discipline Lead Arts Express Executive Director Pima Community College & Production Producer

Produced in partnership by Pima Community College and Arts Express Theatre. The Fantasticks Book & Lyrics by TOM JONES Music by HARVEY SCHMIDT The musical is suggested by a Les Romanesque by . Since its opening in May 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York, and its subsequent revival at the Theatre, The Fantasticks remains the longest-running production of any kind in the history of American theatre. THE FANTASTICKS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided through MTI. www.mtishows.com


OVERTURE SCENE 16: Opening ACT II SCENE 1: SCENE 17: This Plum Is Too Ripe SCENE 2: Luisa’s Introduction SCENE 18: The Quarrel SCENE 2a: Bird Magic SCENE 19: I Can See It SCENE 3: Much More SCENE 20: An Episode SCENE 4: Matt’s Introduction SCENE 21: Rebuild The Wall #1 SCENE 4: The Girl SCENE 21a: Rebuilding The Wall #2 SCENE 5: Metaphor SCENE 22: Plant A Radish SCENE 6: Celebration SCENE 23: Much More - Reprise SCENE 6a: Huck’s Introduction SCENE 24: Round And Round SCENE 7: The Wall SCENE 24a: Transition SCENE 8: I’ll Marry SCENE 24b: Distant Carousel SCENE 9: Bell’s Introduction SCENE 25: Beyond That Road SCENE 9a: Ladder SCENE 25a: Paradox SCENE 10: Never Say No SCENE 26: They Were You SCENE 11: It Depends On What You Pay SCENE 27: Metaphor - Reprise SCENE 11a: It Depends On What You SCENE 28: Try To Remember - Reprise Pay - Reprise SCENE 29: Music For Bows SCENE 12: Moonlight #1 SCENE 30: Exit Music SCENE 12a: Moonlight #2 SPECIAL THANKS SCENE 13: Soon It’s Gonna Rain Camilla Ledezma SCENE 14: Abduction Ballet Alex Shamos - Thank you for all the hard SCENE 14a: After the Ballet work you put in. And Alex, congratulations on SCENE 15: Happy Ending your baby! THE CAST Donovan Reza ...... Matt Allie Devaney ...... Luisa Gretchen Wirges ...... Hucklebee Nathan Taylor ...... Bellomy Andrew Gray ...... El Gallo Steve McKee ...... Henry Alex Shamos ...... Mortimer Acadia Kotov ...... Mortimer Sophia Nagore ...... Mute Alex Becerra ...... Matt () Calla Hay ...... Luisa (Understudy) Alli Rowe ...... Hucklebee (Understudy) David Villarreal ...... Bellomy (Understudy) Ian Bramhill ...... Henry (Understudy)

PRODUCTION TEAM Producer - Karen Wiese Director & Music Director - Chris Will Choreographer & Assistant Director - Simone Jolivet Manager - Frankie Gelb Accompanist - Khris Dodge Arts Express Marketing - Ben Wiese Scenic Designer, Student Design Advisor - Andrea Pratt Anderson Designer, Asst. Scenic Designer & Asst. Lighting Designer - Veronica Conran Sound Designer - Tyler Berg Prop Master - Nathan Saiffer Shop Foreman - Anthony Richards Carpentry Assistant - Garrett Bryant Spot Operator - Brain Wolsten Holme Spot Operator - David Villarreal Asst. Stage Manager, Lighting Designer & Master - Calla Hay Camera Operator - Alex Becerra Camera Operator - Alli Rowe Camera Crew - Anna Hagberg Camera Crew - Luann Read Film Editor - Caitlin Will & Chris Will ARTS EXPRESS Next from MANAGEMENT TEAM Pima Community College Executive Director - Karen Wiese Director of Communications – Ben Wiese Director of Advancement – Jonathon Scott Crider SHAKESPEARE’S Public Relations Consultant – Mary Davis : ARTS EXPRESS IN LESS THAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS 30 MINUTES!. President: Susan Thibodeaux April 23-25 Vice-President: Warren Hatcher Treasurer: Gail Kolenda What happens when you combine Secretary: Lendre Kearns a platform that we all hate now: Zoom, Members at large: Jim Barnhart, Jonathon Scott Crider, with content we don’t understand: Sue DeBenedette, Mario DiVetta, Shakespeare? Warren Hatcher, Tina Paz-Chavez, Magic and creativity! Join us for a Karen Wiese Zoom show like you have never seen PIMA THEATRE STAFF (on Zoom)! Theatre Discipline Lead - Chris Will Advanced Program Coordinator - Andrea Pratt Written by William Shakespeare and Technical Coordinator - Anthony Richards directed by Chris Will. This exciting Marketing & PR Coordinator for the Arts Division - 3-day live Zoom performance will give Carina Garcia viewers the option to see a few Marketing Aide - Sophia Nagore different versions of scenes from PIMA THEATRE FACULTY Romeo and Juliet by different casts. Chris Will - introduction to acting I, II, intermediate acting I, II, theatre production How to access: Free, with a suggested Nikki Martinez - theatre appreciation online donation through the Pima Foundation. Leonard Thurman - theatre appreciation online Milta Ortiz-Pinaté - voice and movement for actors Link to event: Marc Pinaté - theatre appreciation https://pima.zoom.us/j/4742333015 Andrea Pratt - and crew, Zoom Meeting ID: 474 233 3015 and crew, scene design, basic theater graphics, intro to design Larry Schmidt - theatre appreciation PCC ADMINISTRATION & ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP Vice President of West Campus Aubrey Conover Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Learning - Lamata Mitchell Dean of Arts Steven Higginbotham Performing Arts Department Head Dr. Jonathan Ng Theatre Discipline Lead Chris Will THE CAST Allie Devaney - Luisa companies including the Rogue Theatre, Allie is ecstatic to be Live Theatre Workshop and Gaslight The- doing theater again in atre. Favorite roles include Alan in God of these “unprecedented Carnage and Roger Debris in The Produc- times”! She’s been in- ers. Thanks for supporting the Arts during volved in theater for 12 this unique time and enjoy the show! years, with some of her Sophia Nagore - Mute, favorite past roles being Whatsername & Publicizing Aid in American Idiot and Miss Honey in Sophia has been a Matilda the Musical with Arizona Theatre performer since she Company, as well as Princess Fiona in was 6 years old. Start- Shrek the Musical with CYT Tucson. She ing with dance, moved is currently enrolled in classes with Chris to choir and then Will here at Pima. She hopes that you added in theatre. Sophia also dabbles enjoy this “fantastick” and magical show, in piano playing. She is a Theatre Major virtual and all! at Pima Community College. Her most Andrew Gray - El Gallo. recent theatre work was Assistant Stage This is Andrew’s third Manager for Pima Community College’s time singing El Gallo 2020 musical production of Singin’ in the and he loves singing it Rain. During Sophia’s free time, she likes every time. Other roles to go for drives, do makeup & calligraphy, include Billy Bigelow play with her puppy & spend time with in Carousel, Figaro family and friends. Sophia’s dream job is in La Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don to work in theatre either as a performer Giovanni, Pooh-Bah inThe Mikado, and or backstage, or work as a cosmetologist. various roles on both stage and in film. A message from Sophia: “Be kind and He hopes you enjoy the show as much live life to the fullest! You only have one as he did making it. That your heart chance, make every moment count”. remembered, and that your day is better Donovan Reza - Matt for following this merry band through our Donovan’s most recent tale of love and laughter. show before The Fan- Steve McKee - Henry tasticks was Chicago Steve is excited to be where he played the involved in this joint role of Mary Sunshine. venture, and this is his Donovan graduated first appearance with high school in 2020; he mostly did a lot Arts Express. This also of performance classes such as show marks a return to the choir and a class called small ensembles. Pima Black Box, the venue for a 2002 He also played volleyball and was in a production of As Bees in Honey Drown. music honors society called Tri-M. I would Steve has performed with many local like to thank my wonderful directors and wonderful cast for allowing me to do abroad with her family. She is half Rus- what I love in a safe and accepting space. sian, and loves to throw around a heavy Russian accent, as well as a British one. Alex Shamos - Acadia gives thanks to her family and her Mortimer 3 cats for always being supportive. Alex has previously performed with Arts Nathan Taylor - Express in their produc- Bellomy tion of Sweeney Todd, Nathan has been alongside the ensemble involved in theater cast. He has performed with Pima Com- for the past almost munity College with their Chorale and 20 years. Some of his College Singers groups. He has studied favorites roles include voice and music with the Inner Voice Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, Major Studio, as well as Allegro School of Mu- Holmes in The Secret Garden, Horace sic. He is passionate about spreading joy Vandegelder in Hello Dolly! and Malvolio through the performing arts and is ever in Twelfth Night. Nathan is a 3rd Grade excited to touch new milestones on that Teacher at Tully Elementary School here path. During the rehearsal and production in Tucson. He would like to thank Chris of this show, Alex and his wife Rebecca Will for the opportunity to be in this show, were fortunate enough to welcome and his daughter Sarah and wife Hannah their second daughter, Sophia Anastasia for their never ending support! Shamos, into the world, gladly met by Gretchen Wirges - her sister, Amelia Eleanor Shamos. Due Hucklebee to these circumstances, Alex was unable Gretchen has been act- to attend the final filming sessions and is ing, directing and writ- proud to see the work Acadia Kotov has ing for Tucson stages brought to the role, alongside all of the for nearly 10 years. As other stars and behind the scenes heroes a playwright, her works of this production. Enjoy! have been featured in local festivals Acadia Kotov - and theatre, including last season’s LTW Mortimer Understudy hit, Mona Lisa on the Loose! As an (Performed in the actor, Gretchen’s most memorable shows streaming video pro- include Eurydice, The Little Prince, This duction) Is Magic, Gloria: A Life, and Snoopy! The Previously, Acadia Musical. She is thrilled to be making her played John Worthing Pima CC/Arts Express debut! Gretchen in The Importance of Being Earnest, and would like to thank Chris, Simone, Na- won best performance for a skit than, and the entire cast and crew for a in the 2020 BOV talent show among other theatre process filled with such incredible things. She is a current freshman and joy and light. honors student at Basis Oro Valley. Acadia enjoys traveling, and has even lived THE UNDERSTUDIES Calla Hay - Luisa Please note: Several understudies also Understudy & As- have roles on the production team which sistant Stage Man- are noted in their bios. ager, Lighting Designer, Alex Becerra - Matt Master Electrician. Understudy & Calla saw her first Camera Operator musical at the age of 3 While at Pima they and has been hooked ever since. She has a passion for all forms of theatre whether have worked Asst. it be performing, directing, or working on Video on Sun Serpent, . She’s currently majoring in theatre Asst. Sound on Basker- and hopes to pursue it professionally. ville and Sound Designer/Engineer on Calla is very grateful to have such a Singin’ In The Rain. They were nominated wonderful cast and crew for her first for Best Sound during Singin’ In The Rain production at Pima. in The Carmen Awards led by The Taming of the Review. Currently they are in their Alli Rowe - Hucklebee second year at Pima pursuing an Associ- Understudy ates in Fine Arts. They hope you enjoy the Alli is a performer from show! Glendale, AZ and is so thrilled to be involved Ian Bramhill - Henry with another Pima pro- Understudy duction! Alli is about to Ian is excited and graduate from Pima and move onto the grateful to be a part BA Theatre Arts program at the Univer- of his first ever full sity of Arizona. Past roles include Zelda show! He has been Zanders in , Angela studying theatre arts Singin’ in the Rain at Pima Community College for the past from Baby with the Bathwater and Miss two years. Besides performing and the Andrew from Mary Poppins. Enjoy the arts in general, his interests & hobbies show everyone! include natural science, literature, foreign David Villarreal - languages, computers, creative writing, Bellomy Understudy & hiking and jogging. He would like to thank Spot Operator his friends and family for cheering him “Atrocities of the on and supporting him throughout the Abstract” was David’s show’s production, his incredible cast- first live performance mates for inspiring him, and the director, when he was a former Chris Will, for teaching him so much, Comrade with Red Theater Tucson in and he hopes for more opportunities to Spring 2016. He then took two Improv perform in shows in the future! classes at the Tucson Improv Movement (TIM) in Summer 2017. David was then selected to be a cast member with TIM in January 2018, but due to the high demands at his day job, he was unable to high-end choreographers - Savion Glover, participate. In addition to being cast for Mandy Moore, Paula Abdul, JT Hornstein, the role of Bellomy’s understudy for this Denise Leitner and many others. Cur- musical production of The Fantasticks, rently Simone is in her 13th year at he volunteered to be a Spotlight Operator Salpointe Catholic High School and 5th for production’s filming. David recently year choreographing for Arts Express. performed three showcases live on You- Simone’s professional achievements Tube with the L.A. Connections Comedy include work with Salpointe Pomline, Theater. Since Fall 2020, David has been Dance Force-1 Productions, Gaslight taking acting classes with Professor Chris Theater and Danswest Productions and Will at Pima Community College. “There’s the 2001, 2005 and 2009 Link Cotillions. only two people in the world: Those who She thanks her husband Scot, children dream to become actors and those who Lincoln and Maxine, and her mother for are actors. It’s up to you who you want to their support and love. be in this life”. - David Villarreal Tyler Berg - Sound Designer & Mixing CREATIVE/PRODUCTION Engineer Chris Will - Director & Music Director Tyler is a recent graduate of the Universi- Chris Will has been directing, teaching and ty of Arizona, holding a degree in Theatre performing musicals all around the world Production and Design with an emphasis for the past 20 years, including two Off- in Sound Design and Engineering. He Broadway shows (Time Being and The Jungle carries a strong background in music Queen Debutante). He received his Bachelor composition, recording engineering, and of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming in Theatre & Dance and continued his education live sound. Tyler has worked widely in in the United Kingdom, earning his Masters Tucson as a sound designer and engineer of Performance in from The for several companies, including Arizona Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and received Repertory Theatre, Scoundrel & Scamp an MFA in directing form the University of Theatre, Arts Express, and others. Recent Idaho. Chris loves teaching and is a theater design credits include: The Last Night of professor at Pima Community College. He Ballyhoo, Sweeney Todd and Something starred as Neville in the Arts Express produc- Rotten!.Tyler currently works for Arts tion of A Secret Garden and is the resident Express as the Resident Sound Designer director for the company’s Monte Awards and Engineer, providing expertise and program. services for each show, implementing Simone Jolivet-Manuel Choreographer sound systems, programming cues, and Simone Jolivet-Manuel, a member of mixing the orchestra and vocals together. that rare breed of Tucsonans actually He is now preparing to move to West- born in Tucson. She received her BA from Lafayette, IN where he and his fiancée Northern Arizona University and her M.Ed will pursue graduate assistantships in in Elementary Education. Simone began technical theatre and design at Purdue dancing at the age of 7, she continued University. training over the years with workshops and conventions across the country with Frankie Gelb - Stage Manager painter for The Gaslight Theatre. Andrea Frankie is currently a student at Pima recently designed The Hot Mikato (SA- Community College and is getting her AFA PAC), Baskerville (Pima CC), the Origami in Theatre Arts. She’s been involved in the exhibit at Tucson Botanical Gardens, and arts since she was a small child and grew holiday themes at Reid Park Zoo. She to love the technical side of theatre along also designed Tucson’s annual Centurion the way. She’s currently an ensemble “Woodstock’’ Festival at Kino Sports member and teaching artist with local Complex in 2019, which raised over a children’s theatre organization, Stories million dollars for charities in Tucson. that Soar. She feels incredibly grateful to Check out her extensive array of work at have been able to work with everyone andieprattcom.wordpress.com. on this fun show, and hopes you can see the and friendships we’ve built Nathan Saiffer - Props Master together in this digital format. Nathan is a Pima Community College student who is currently working towards Andrea Pratt Anderson - Scenic Designer his AFA. He took a theatre class on a Andrea Pratt Anderson earned a Master’s whim a year ago, not knowing anything Degree in Technical Theatre from the about theatre; ever since he has fallen University of Arizona with an empha- in love with the world of theatre. His sis in Scene Design. For the past three newfound love for theatre has led him to years, she taught all technical theatre be a props master as well as other varied classes at Pima Community College as an technical theatre roles such as assistant adjunct professor. She just recently took scenic designer, prop designer, assistant the role of Theatre Advanced Program stage manager, production assistant, Manager. Outside of teaching, Andrea has spot operator, and fly line operator for performed freelance scenic painting for PCC, Arts Express and Southern Arizona Arizona Broadway Theatre, Southern Ari- Performing Arts Company (SAPAC). Some zona Performing Arts Company (SAPAC), of Nathan’s favorite shows he has done and Arizona Theatre Company. Currently, props for include Baskerville, Hot Mikado, she is the assistant scenic designer and and Singing In The Rain.

ABOUT PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM PCC Theatre Arts program is housed in the Center for the Arts, a state-of-the-art facility, at West Campus. The program provides extensive experience and training in performance and all aspects of theatre production. Students can earn an Associate of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in theatre that can transfer to a four-year college or university, leading to a bachelor’s degree in theatre production, theatre education, or theatre theory. PCC Theatre Arts has a reputation for quality training, education and production work. www.pima.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-arts/


With 37 years of service in Southern Arizona, Arts Express is dedicated to building a better community through the arts! Through arts education and musical theatre, programming is provided for people of all ages. The mission of Arts Express is to build character, strengthen community, and celebrate culture through the power of the arts. Arts Express has earned a reputation for the quality of its productions. Excellence is achieved through recruitment and retention of a high caliber production team and cast members, involving professionals and students in a collaborative creative process. Using Master Classes, Cast/Crew Mentoring and Administrative Internships, these productions place the student elbow-to-elbow with professionals, providing opportunities to learn problem-solving and leadership skills while gaining experience in all aspects of creating, producing, financing and marketing a show.

MUSICAL THEATRE & CONCERTS Eighty-six percent of Arts Express students need SOMETHING ROTTEN financial assistance to participate. With your support, Feb. 19 - 28, 2020 we strive to reach the under-served, so that EVERY- THE FANTASTICKS Available on line only ONE can experience the arts’ life-changing potential. Premieres March 27th 2021 WEST SIDE STORY Help us build a better community April 23rd – May 2nd 2021 through the arts. LET FREEDOM SING July 4th 2021 Donate Today! PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION Donations may be made online at YEAR-ROUND PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES (all ages) www.arts-express.org THE MONTE AWARDS or mailed to Arts Express, (grades 9-12) PMB 138, 4729 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson 85718 AE KIDS and TEENS SUMMER CAMPS (grades K-12) or by phone (520) 319-0400. Arts Express is a 501 (c) 3 organization: Tax ID #86-0941657