January 7 – February 9
Quadracci Powerhouse

By Peter Quilter
Directed by Mark Clements

Ed Seaberg and Patrick Smith, Associate Producers

Should not be missed—you owe it to yourself to see this theatrical sensation!

Explosive acting and classic songs bring down the house in this critically-acclaimed exploration of Judy Garland’s infamous 1968 London comeback. Named in Time Magazine’s “Top Ten” List and called “electrifying” by The New York Times, this savagely funny and emotionally-searing play finds the once-glittering starlet sparring with her new fiancé, her devoted accompanist, and her personal demons. Filled with Garland’s legendary tenacity, razor-sharp wit, and once-in-a-generation voice, this is a piece of theater truly benefitting the late, great songstress who took us “over the rainbow.”

Mark Clements

MARK'S TAKE:
“A pre-eminent singer and movie star, Judy Garland is a seminal figure in American entertainment and a cultural icon, who still makes a huge impact across generations, even over forty years after her death. Rainbow—not a musical, but a play with some classic songs—offers the opportunity for a truly tour-de-force performance that explores the joy and the heartbreak that sum up Judy’s life so well.”

 

» Learn more about End of the Rainbow from Artistic Director Mark Clements

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± Rep Associate Artist
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

Cast

Thomas J. Cox, Anthony – Thomas is thrilled to be making his Milwaukee Rep debut. Thom is a founding ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, with whom he has performed for over 25 years, including (among many) Winston Smith in 1984, Quilp in Old Curiosity Shop, Algren in Nelson Algren: For Keeps and A Single Day, Hook in Peter Pan (a play), and most recently in Big Lake, Big City. Other Chicago theatre includes: Fraulein Else, Raisin, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Orlando (Court Theatre); Pride and Prejudice, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Outgoing Tide with John Mahoney and Rondi (also at the Galway Arts Festival) at Northlight Theatre; The Elephant Man at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me at Victory Gardens Theater; Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Goodman Theatre. Film/television: Since You’ve Been Gone (Miramax), Brotherhood (Showtime). Love to Chris and Joanie.  -Top-

 

Jonathan Gillard Daly, Radio Announcer – Jonathan Gillard Daly first appeared at Milwaukee Rep as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol back in 1995. He joined the resident acting company in 1998 and has been in at least three productions at the Rep each year since then. He opened this season as Grandfather and J.P.Morgan in Ragtime, followed by Selson in Noises Off. Some of his many roles played at the Rep include Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, The Proprietor in Assassins, Herr Schulz in Cabaret, Nicky Giblin in The Seafarer, Arkady in A Month in the Country, Donald in Half Life, Jimmy in The Weir, and Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Jon is also a founding member of the Great River Shakespeare Festival, where his roles include Lear, Prospero in The Tempest, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Falstaff in Henry IV, Part One, and, most recently, Feste in Twelfth Night, in which he co-composed his own songs with longtime associate Jack Forbes Wilson. Jon is also a published playwright. His plays The Daly News and To The Promised Land have enjoyed local and national productions. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Gale Childs Daly; they are proud parents of Samuel, a doctoral student at Columbia University and Emily, a third year theater major at the University of Evansville.   -Top-

 

Nicholas Harazin, Mickey – Delighted to be back with the Milwaukee Rep, Nicholas was last seen as Carl Sederholm in Jeffrey Hatcher's Ten Chimneys. Regional work includes the Steppenwolf Theater Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Forward Theater Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, American Players Theater, and the Illinois & Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festivals, among many others. Television credits include ABC's Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. He is a proud graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and an active stakeholder in the Chicago based Backroom Shakespeare Project. Nicholas is represented by the fine ladies at Paonessa Talent.  -Top-

 

Hollis Resnik, Judy Garland – Hollis was last seen at Milwaukee Rep in Loves Labors Lost, The Norman Conquests and Arcadia. Most recently she has been on the national tour of Sister Act as the Mother Superior. Other national tours include Les Misérables, Thoroughly Modern Mille, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Hollis resides in Chicago where most recently she appeared in Angels in America at Court Theater, and as Carlotta in Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Other regional credits include the Old Lady in Candide at Goodman Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., Margaret Johnson in Light in the Piazza at Arena Stage and as Big/Little Edie in Grey Gardens at Philadelphia Theatre Company. Other Chicago roles include, The Little Foxes, The Learned Ladies, Hay Fever, Titus Andronicus, Man of La Mancha and An Ideal Husband all at Court Theater; Wings, A Little Night Music, at Goodman Theatre; and several appearances at Ravinia Festival, most notably as the Beggar Woman in Sweeny Todd with Patti LuPone. She is the recipient of a Helen Hayes Award, 12 Joseph Jefferson Awards, and 2 Sarah Siddons Awards. She has recorded her own solo CD called Make Someone Happy. Visit her at hollisresnik.com. A PROUD member of Actors Equity!

Creative Team

Peter Quilter, Playwright – Peter’s work has been produced in major theatres throughout the world, playing in 38 countries and translated into 27 languages. He has had three shows in London’s West End and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award: Best Comedy 2006 and Best Play 2011. End of the Rainbow premiered at Sydney Opera House in Australia, followed by hit productions in Amsterdam, Madrid, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro and London. The play opened at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway in April 2012, where it played for 176 performances and received three Tony Award nominations. Peter’s comedy Glorious! (the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world) has also enjoyed considerable international success, playing to over a million people in theatres across five continents. His other plays include The Morning After, Let It Snow, Duets and his latest comedy, The Actress. Official website www.peterquilter.net.  -Top-

 

Mark Clements, Director – Mark Clements began his tenure as The Rep’s Artistic Director with the 2010/11 Season. He is an award-winning international theater director whose work has appeared in over 100 major theaters throughout Europe and the United States. Recent productions include: Ragtime, Clybourne Park, Assassins, Othello, Next to Normal, Death of a Salesman, Bombshells and Cabaret at The Rep; Oliver! , Born Yesterday, Great Expectations, Les Misérables (2008 Barrymore Award – Best Production of a Musical) and Of Mice and Men (2007 Barrymore Award – Best Director and Best Production of a Play), all for Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia; The Milliner (Off-Broadway, World Premiere), CSC, New York; My Fair Lady, Copenhagen; The Browning Version (Barclays/TMA Regional Theatre Award) at Derby Playhouse and Blunt Speaking (World Premiere), Chichester Festival Theatre U.K. and Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York. Other productions include: Speaking in Tongues (U.S. Premiere), Roundabout Theatre Company; Speaking in Tongues (European Premiere; Barclays/TMA Best Director Nomination), Hampstead Theatre, London; Creator/Director – Soul Train, West End and three U.K. national tours; and the U.K. national tours of The Glass Menagerie, The Gingerbread Lady and Love & Marriage, all for Bath Theatre Royal productions. Mark served as an Associate Artistic Director for Moving Theatre Company, the production company founded by Vanessa and Corin Redgrave. He has also been Associate Director for New End Theatre and New Players Theatre, both in London, Royal Theatre in Northampton and Torch Theatre in Wales. Additionally, Mark served as Artistic Director of the award-winning Derby Playhouse in the U.K. from 1992 to 2002. He serves on the National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys.  -Top-

 

Dan Kazemi, Musical Director
Dan Kazemi is a New York based composer, actor, music director and educator, and is an Associate Artist at The Rep. Dan was Musical Director for The Rep’s recent productions of A Christmas Carol, Forever Plaid, Ragtime, Blues in the Night, Assassins, Always . . . Patsy Cline, Next to Normal and Cabaret. In Philadelphia, Dan recently musically directed Kerrigan/Lowdermilk's Flash of Time and orchestrated and musically directed the world premiere musical, Tulipomania at the Arden Theatre Company. Dan musically directed Tick, Tick . . . Boom! , Austentations, The PhillyRocks! concerts, The World Goes Round (Barrymore nomination), Reefer Madness, Little Shop of Horrors, Rooms and The Great American Trailer Park Musical for 11th Hour Theatre Company. He also received a Helen Hayes Nomination for his work on the D.C. premiere of The Musical of Musicals: The Musical, a Barrymore Nomination for The Flea and the Professor (Arden Theatre Company), and received a Barrymore Award for 11th Hour’s Avenue X. At the Walnut Street Theatre, Dan musically directed, arranged and performed in The Irish . . . and How They Got That Way (Two Barrymore Nominations). Dan’s music has been performed at the Cirque de Demain in Paris, at the A.W.A.R.D. Show Philadelphia and in 213 Productions collaborations, Untitled Project #213 and Your Attention Please! Dan is also the composer of a new musical, The Tapioca Miracle (thetapiocamiracle.com).

 

Dan Conway, Scenic Designer – Recent projects include: Noises Off and The Diary of Anne Frank for Milwaukee Rep directed by KJ Sanchez; the premiere of Ken Ludwig’s new play, The Games Afoot for the Cleveland Playhouse, directed by Aaron Posner; the American premiere of Sucker Punch, directed by Leah C. Gardiner and The Secret of Sweet for The Studio Theatre, directed by Timothy Douglas; Company, Hairspray, Chess, and Sunset Boulevard for Signature Theatre directed by Eric Schaeffer; Sabrina Fair for Ford’s Theatre directed by Aaron Posner; Cyrano for Folger Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor for The Shakespeare Theater, and August Osage County for Arden Theatre Company. Current and upcoming productions include: Love In Afghanistan for Arena Stage, The Tempest for A.R.T., Sunday in the Park with George directed by Matt Gardiner for Signature Theatre; The Adventures of Homer P. Figg for The Kennedy Center Family Theatre, directed by Gregg Henry; and The Aliens directed by Lila Neugebauer and Spoonful of Water directed by KJ Sanchez for The Studio Theatre. Nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Set Design twelve times, he received the award in 2000 and most recently in 2009 for Stunning, for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, directed by Anne Kaufmann.   -Top-

 

Holly Payne, Costume Designer – Holly is delighted to return to the Milwaukee Rep. Currently teaching costume design and technology at the University of North Carolina - Pembroke, Holly graduated with an MFA in costume design and technology from the University of Arkansas. She has also designed for Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare, University of Tulsa, American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Florentine Opera, First Stage Children's Theater, Forward Theater Company, Riverside Theatre (Vero Beach, FL) and TheatreSquared (Fayetteville, AR). Some of her favorite designs at The Rep have been for Lombardi in the Quadracci Powerhouse and The Bomb-itty of Errors in the Stackner Cabaret. Much thanks to The Rep's amazing costume shop, and much love to ACB for being a fantastic partner.   -Top-

 

Jessie Klug, Lighting Designer
Milwaukee Rep credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird and My Name is Asher Lev. National tour of The Screwtape Letters. Off-Broadway credits include: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Stage Theatre, Hewes Nomination); The Screwtape Letters (Westside Arts); Hunchback Variations (59E59); Romulus (Guggenheim Museum) and The Hourglass (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Regional: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Asolo Rep Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Writers’ Theatre, Drury Lane, Marriott Theatre, Timeline Theatre Company, American Theatre Company, Fulton Theatre, Portland Center Stage and Chicago Dramatist. Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner.  -Top-

 

John Tanner, Sound Designer – John Tanner is a composer, sound designer and Milwaukee Rep Associate Artist. He is also one of the Principals of Tanner-Monagle Inc., a video and audio production and post-production house in Milwaukee, WI. His experience covers a broad range of work in scoring, arranging and music composition for television, documentaries, radio, industrial video and theater. His music has won numerous awards, including: Golden Reel Awards; Telly Awards; national, regional and local American Advertising Federation “Addys,” Silver Microphone awards and RAC awards for retail advertising. John has also garnered both Gold and Platinum sales certification for his album engineering work. His projects include scores for NBC, ABC, Lion’s Gate and PBS. Recent work includes projects with Donald Driver and both David and Jerry Zucker. He has written original scores and designed sound for theatrical productions at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, First Stage Children’s Theater, The Fireside Theatre and many others.   -Top-

 

Jill Walmsley Zager, Dialect Coach
Jill is very happy to be back at The Rep for the 2013/14 Season. Other Milwaukee Rep credits include: A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park, Sense and Sensibility, A Christmas Carol, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Mountaintop, Assassins, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lombardi, Yellowman, Ten Chimneys, The 39 Steps, My Name Is Asher Lev, Laurel and Hardy and Cabaret. Jill has recently returned to Milwaukee from three years as the Co-Head of Voice and Dialects and the Company Coach at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Regionally, she has worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Water Tower, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Jill earned her Master’s Degrees at Central School of Speech & Drama (London) and Northwestern. She is married to James Zager, the Head of the Theatre Program at Carroll University.  -Top-

 

Jamie Cheatham, Fight Choreographer
Jamie Cheatham is a nationally recognized Fight Director and Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). Before moving to Wisconsin in 2003, he was based in New York City as a fight director, teacher and actor. He has over twenty years experience as a professional, classically trained actor (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) and fight director. His fight work includes such theatres as the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Alley Theatre (TX), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (KY), many regional Shakespeare festivals, the Milwaukee Ballet, and recently Noises Off at The Rep. He has taught in several MFA acting programs, privately in New York City, and is currently the head of acting at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  -Top-

 

Jesse Klug, Lighting Designer – Milwaukee Rep credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird and My Name is Asher Lev. National tour of The Screwtape Letters. Off-Broadway credits include: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Stage Theatre, Hewes Nomination); The Screwtape Letters (Westside Arts); Hunchback Variations (59E59); Romulus (Guggenheim Museum) and The Hourglass (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Regional: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Asolo Rep Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Writers’ Theatre, Drury Lane, Marriott Theatre, Timeline Theatre Company, American Theatre Company, Fulton Theatre, Portland Center Stage and Chicago Dramatist. Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner.   -Top-

 

Richelle Harrington Calin, Stage Manager – Richelle Harrington Calin has been with Milwaukee Rep since 2004. Milwaukee Rep credits include: Bach at Leipzip, The Clean House, Intimate Apparel, Gem of the Ocean, A Christmas Carol, The Voysey Inheritance, Life Could Be a Dream, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Night is a Child, I Am My Own Wife, Greater Tuna, Pride and Prejudice, Shear Madness, The Lady with All the Answers, Yankee Tavern, Route 66, Cabaret, Bombshells, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Yellowman, Othello, The Mountaintop, How The World Began and Venus in Fur. The upcoming production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ will be the 150th production of her professional career.   -Top-

 

Jennifer Anderson, Assistant Stage Manage – Jen is very excited to return to The Rep after working on From My Hometown during the ’11-’12 Season. Previous credits include Guthrie Theater, Skylight Music Theatre, Tuacahn Center for the Arts and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Many thanks to her friends and family for all the love and support. Jen is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.  -Top-

 

Emily Penick, Assistant Director – Emily Penick most recently enjoyed Assistant Directing Ragtime, Forever Plaid, and A Christmas Carol here at The Rep, and is honored to join the End of the Rainbow team. Favorite Directing credits include: The Rose Tattoo, The Servant of Two Masters, Spike Heels, The Secret Rapture, and The Lover. Also a choreographer, Emily earned her MFA in Directing from Ohio University. (emilypenick.com)  -Top-

 

Rachel Lantow, Stage Management Intern – Rachel, originally from Lakeville, Minnesota, is joining the Intern Company of The Rep as a recent graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato where she earned her BFA in Theatre Design/Technology. Rachel has also worked for Highland Summer Theatre in Minnesota for two seasons and this past summer she took the trip to Nebraska to stage manage for Crane River Theater Company. She wants to thank her family for always supporting her decisions to pursue the dreams laid on her heart, and her friends in Mankato for their impact on her life. “For my Audience of One, for my family, and for Kaela.”  -Top-

The Rep Experience

Each of our shows offers opportunities for our audience to engage in conversations and discussion with our staff, artists and guest speakers. Please join us!

Rep in Depth | Pre-Show
Get an insider’s look at the production from cast member Jon Daly with a discussion that begins 45 minutes prior to every performance.

TalkBacks | Post-Show
Sunday January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9 (matinee)
Join us for post-show discussion.

Lunch Matinee
Wednesday, Jan 29 • 11:30am | at the InterContinental Hotel
Join us for lunch and a discussion with a member of The Rep staff who will discuss all the elements you will see in End of the Rainbow. Cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, Jan 27 to Jennifer Bloomer at 414-291-4790 or jenniferbloomer@intercontinentalmilwaukee.com.

Friends of Judy, Pride Night at The Rep
Thursday, Jan 30 • 6:30pm preshow; 7:30pm curtain
Join members of the LGBT community for an evening of fun. Use code: PRIDE to purchase $30 tickets which includes a preshow mixer with live music, beer and appetizers and your theater ticket to End of the Rainbow.

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Running Time
Approx. 2hrs and 15 minutes

Recommended Age
12 years and older

Content Advisory
Contains adult themes and language

Performance Times
Tuesday: 6:30pm*
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:30pm
Sunday Evening: 7:00pm
Fri/Sat Evening: 8pm
Saturday Matinee: 4pm
Sunday Matinee: 2pm
Wednesday Matinee: 1:30pm
*Once per run otherwise 7:30pm

Access Dates
Audio Described
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:30pm
ASL Interpreted
Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30pm
Captioned
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2pm

 
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