2013-2014 Theatre Season

L'étoile: February 2014

letoile

Composed by Emmanuel Chabrier

Conducted by Brian DeMaris
Directed by Jeanne Slater
Hoerner Theatre
Previews Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Opens Thursday, February 20, 2014
Closes Sunday, February 23, 2014

Featuring disguise and deception, kings and peddlers, astrologers and ambassadors, Chabrier’s charming opéra bouffe is a collaborative presentation by IC’s School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts in which love triumphs over adversity. 

Cast

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Lazuli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Ozols

Princesse Laoula . . . . . .. Shelley Attadgie

King Ouf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Flyte

Aloès        . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ariana Warren

Prince Hérisson. . .. . . . . Chris D’Amico

Sirocco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Roddy

Tapioca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Pond

Patacha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Fritz

Zalzal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Klodowski

Oasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyndsey Boyer

Asphodèle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josi Petersen

Zinnia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Laura Dykman

Adza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura McCauley

Servant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Diengott

Chief of Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Palmer

Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eliodoro Castillo

Guards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joshua Fogerty, Nathan Haltiwanger

Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie Barrett, Lyndsey Boyer, Eliodoro Castillo, Kate Clemons, Fred Diengott, Kendra Domotor, Kimberly Laura Dyckman, Joseph Fritz, Joshua Fogerty, Torrance Gricks, Nathan Haltiwanger, Scott Irish-Bronkie, Dave Klodowski, Samantha Kwan, Laura McCauley, Michael Palmer, Josie Peterson, Brett Pond, Daniela Schmiedlechner, Joshua Vanderslice

 Covers

Lazuli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie Barrett

Princesse Laoula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kendra Domotor

King Ouf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Torrance Gricks

Aloès . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Samantha Kwan

Prince Hérisson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Fritz

Sirocco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eliodoro Castillo

Tapioca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Palmer

Patacha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joshua Fogerty

Zalzal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Diengott

Oasis, Asphodèle, Zinnia, Adza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniela Schmiedlechner

Servant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Haltiwanger

Chief of Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Irish-Bronkie

Covers never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.

Creative Team Biographies

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Tom Burch (Scenic Designer) teaches scenic design in the theatrical production arts program. Previous Ithaca College design credits include Into the Woods and Legally Blonde. Locally, his design work has been used in 4000 Miles at the Hangar Theatre and Legally Blonde at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. He was the scenic designer for the off-Broadway production of Mistakes Were Made at the Barrow Street Theatre. He has worked on shows regionally at Chicago's Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, and Northlight, American Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre St. Louis, Milwaukee Rep, and others.

Samantha Cotton (Stage Manager) is a senior B.A. drama major with a concentration in stage management from Boulder, Colorado. Previous main-stage credits include stage manager for Into the Woods, and assistant stage manager for Spring Awakening, The Magic Flute, and The Light in the Piazza. Last summer, she worked as an assistant stage management intern at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Brian DeMaris (Music Director) currently serves as director of opera and musical theatre at Ithaca College, music director of Mill City Summer Opera, and artist-faculty at the Aspen Music Festival. He has performed with the New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Syracuse Opera, American Opera Projects, American Lyric Theater, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Music Saint Croix, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the United Nations, the Aspen Music Festival, Boston’s Jordan Hall, New York’s Studio 54, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Alice Tully Hall, Skirball Center, La Maison francaise, and in recitals, competitions, and master classes throughout the United States and abroad. He has also taught at Lawrence University, New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education, George Mason University’s International Opera Alliance, and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv. He has served on panels with Opera America and presented master classes with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, New York State Music Teachers Association, and New York School Music Association. He is the second-place winner of the 2013 American Prize in opera and musical theater conducting.

Emmanuel Alexander Garcia  (Costume Designer) is a junior B.F.A. theatrical production arts major from Pomona, California. Previous Ithaca College main-stage credits include assistant costume designer for Gianni Schicchi . Other credits include intern for Baron Hats—Hollywood’s Hat Maker and costume intern for Des Moines Metro Opera.

Max Noonan-Pomada  (Technical Director) is a senior B.F.A. theatrical production arts major from Ithaca, New York. Previous Ithaca College main-stage credits include technical director for Fires in the Mirror, assistant technical director for Translations,  master carpenter for Enemy of the People,  and assistant master carpenter for Plumfield, Iraq . Other credits include master carpenter at the Maine State Music Theatre and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Jeanne Slater  (Director) has been teaching, directing, and choreographing for more than 26 years and is currently on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program, the Aspen Opera Theatre Center, and the Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School. Directing/choreography credits include Green Sneakers, Strangers in New York, She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, An Invitation to the Dance, Shall We Dance, The Three Little Pigs,  and Swinging on a Star . Choreography credits include West Side Story, Our Town (NY Premier), The Cunning Little Vixen, Orphée aux Enfers, L'enfant et les sortilèges, L'enfant prodigue, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Bartered Bride, The Tender Land, La Calisto, Die Zauberflöte, The Music Shop, A Little Night Music, Die Fledermaus, Susannah, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, L'étoile, The Mother of Us All, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, The Great Gatsby, Candide, Hansel and Gretel, Ghost of Versailles, La Cenerentola, Cendrillon, Don Giovanni, La Bohème, The Tempest, A Little Trouble (Mary Rodgers Guettel Gala), New York Festival of Song, Choreographers Canvas, Gee , and Officer Krupkee  (2008 Emmy Nominated Opening Gala at Carnegie Hall).

Steve Ten Eyck (Lighting Designer) teaches design in the theatrical production arts program. Beyond his work at Ithaca College, his design work in theatre, opera, dance, and performance has been seen both nationally and internationally. Companies include Syracuse Stage, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, TACT-NYC, Big Art Group NYC, Tacoma Opera, Syracuse Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Madison Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, Vermont Stage Company, Kitchen Theatre Company, Hangar Theatre, Merry- Go-Round Playhouse, Pacific Performance Project, Santa Barbara Dance Theatre, and the Ensemble Theatre. Beyond his work in theatre, opera, dance, and performance, he designs live events for the Herson Group for such institutions as Northwestern University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Texas A&M, and the University of Tennessee, to name a few. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Press & Photos

L'etoile
Emmanuel Chabrier’s 'L’etoile' to Shine on Hoerner Stage

"Every lover will soon discover..." the "L'etoile" video.

Ithaca College Theatre and School of Music will cheerfully transition into spring with a presentation of Emmanuel Chabrier’s delightful opera “L’etoile.” Performances of this production will take place in Hoerner Theatre at 8 p.m. on Feb. 18, 20, 21 and 22. A 2 p.m. matinee will take place on Feb. 23.

Ticket prices range between $5.50 and $11 and can be purchased beginning Feb. 10 at the Ithaca College Theatre Box Office located in Dillingham Center. Please call (607) 274-3224 or visit www.ithaca.edu/mainstage or www.facebook.com/ICTheatreArts for more information.

Chabrier’s "L’etoile" premiered Nov. 28, 1877, at Offenbach's Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens. This whimsical opera tells the story of King Ouf, on the search for a suitable subject to execute as a birthday gift to himself. Hérisson de Porc-Epic and Aloès, an ambassador and his wife, arrive along with his secretary, Tapioca, and Laoula, the daughter of a neighboring monarch. The foursome travels undercover, and the princess is passed off as Hérisson’s wife. The mission of Laoula’s parents is to marry her to King Ouf, but trouble ensues when Laoula and Lazuli, a poor peddler, fall in love.

As the show progresses Ouf is unaware of the disguises, and hopes to prove his love and win over Laoula by capturing Hérisson. When Hérisson escapes he demands the peddler to be shot. A gunshot is heard, but Lazuli is nowhere to be found.

Director of Opera, Brian DeMaris says, “This sort of entertainment can divert the audience’s attention away from the weight of everyday problems. 'L’etoile' is the pinnacle of comic farce at the peak of European Romanticism. We hope you enjoy it, and try not to take it too seriously!”

The cast of “L’etoile” features Shelley Attadgie ’14 (Laoula), Chris D’Amico ’14 (Hérisson), Eric Flyte ’14 (Ouf), Rachel Ozols ’15 (Lazuli) and Ariana Warren ’16 (Aloes).

The creative team is led by music director Brian DeMaris and guest director Jeanne Slater. Timothy Rheiner ’15 is assistant director. The design of “L’etoile” was created by Tom Burch (scenic), Steve TenEyck (lighting), and Manny Garcia ‘15 (costumes). Samantha Cotton ’14 is the stage manager and Max Noonan-Pomada ‘14 is the technical director.

The Department of Theatre Arts attracts students from all across the United States. Throughout the production season, undergraduate students present all aspects of theatre in a professional model. Visit www.ithaca.edu/theatre/mainstage for more information. Also, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ICTheatreArts) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/ICTheatreArts).

Dillingham Center accommodates all patrons. Individuals with special needs are asked to contact (607)-274-3224 to request accommodations as soon as possible.

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Tickets

L'etoile
Dillingham Ticket Office Opens February 10th
PERFORMANCES DATE TIME
  Tuesday, Feb 18th (Preview) 8pm
  Thursday, Feb 20th (Opening) 8pm
  Friday, Feb 21st 8pm
  Saturday, Feb 22nd 8pm
  Sunday, Feb 23rd 2pm

The Dillingham ticket office will open on Monday February 10th at noon to sell tickets to Emmanual Chabrier’s L’etoile, a joint production of Ithaca College’s School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts. Performances of the opera begin February 18th.

Since the departure of Ticket Center Ithaca, we are only able to sell tickets at the Dillingham ticket office at this time and can only take cash or checks for purchases. However, since we are currently unable to process credit cards, we are temporarily taking unpaid reservations. Unpaid reservations will be held until 30 minutes prior to curtain time and then be released for sale. Additionally, at this time, we are not able to sell tickets for shows other than L’etoile. The Dillingham ticket office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5pm and one hour before showtime. You may reach the ticket office by calling (607) 274-3224 during these hours or by e.mailing ictams1@gmail.com.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these changes with our students. We hope to be able to serve you with an electronic ticketing system later this spring. For more information about IC Theatre’s main-stage season, please go to ithaca.edu/mainstage.

  Regular Admission Discounts (senior citizens, alumni, Ithaca College faculty/staff, Friends of Ithaca College) Students/Youth
Preview $7 $6.50 $5.50
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday $9 $8 $6.50
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Saturday Matinee $11 $9 $8
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