Family Weekend Performance Dates: November 25-27, 2022
School Day Matinee Dates: November 28 - December 5, 2022
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Marks
Script Adaptation by Robert Penola
Arrangements by Timothy Splain
Orchestrations by William C. White
Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” adapted from the story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks. Developed by Character Arts Creations, LLC.
Best enjoyed by all ages
Location: The Lexington Opera House (401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507)
Length of Show: Approximately 1 hour long
Location & Time Period
Residents of Christmastown
Sam (Addy Vieth)
Santa Claus (Blake Martin)
Mrs. Claus (Cerise Archer)
Mr. Donner (Henry Dick)
Mrs. Donner (Jenna Johnson)
Rudolph (Philip Ritchie)
Boss Elf (Clementine Connell)
Hermey (Kennedy Moughamian)
Fireball (Carter Stiff)
Clarice (Ava VanMeter)
Coach Comet (Jacob Masterson)
Yukon Cornelius (Ethan Thomas)
King Moonracer (Tiana Jones)
Charlie in the Box (Ava Underwood)
Dolly (Quinn Merlino)
Cowboy Riding an Ostrich (Liam Volland)
Spotted Elephant (Cadence Stoneburner)
Train with Square Wheels (Riley Stinson)
Bird-Fish (Christine Opii)
Herald Reporter / Bumble Body (Gabriella Cortes)
Chicago Reporter / Bumble Arm (Holly Schoeder)
Daily Mail Reporter / Bumble Arm (Teagan Murphy)
Daily News Reporter / Soldier with an Umbrella (Zoe Cleveland)
Chronicler Reporter / Plane that Can't Fly (Siena Montgomery)
Winnie the Reindeer (Lydia Dever)
Blitzen / Clarice's Father (Nicholas Wilson)
Noel the Reindeer (Katelyn Windhorn)
Icicle the Elf (Taylinn Dickens)
Mery the Elf (Addison McGlone)
Peppermint the Elf (Bella Floyd)
Jingle the Elf (Maggie Lowry)
Schmeck the Aviator Elf (Joey Millea Hester)
Cast & Crew
CERISE ARCHER (Mrs. Claus)
Cerise Archer is a sophomore in the Pre-Engineering program, and a SCAPA Theatre major at Lafayette High School. This is Cerise's fourth production with LCT! Cerise's recent credits include Grease (Ensemble), The Hobbit (Kili), Mamma Mia! (Ensemble), Little Women (Beth) and The Hundred Dresses (Stage Manager). She hopes you enjoy the show!
ZOE CLEVELAND (Daily News Reporter/Soldier With An Umbrella)
Zoe attends Edythe J. Hayes Middle School and she is in 7th grade. Zoe participates in her school drama club and performs in school plays. She is also a member of the Hayes Orchestra (viola) and Vice-President of the Hayes Student Council for 2022-2023. Zoe also plays soccer.
CLEMENTINE CONNELL (Boss Elf)
Clementine Connell is a sophomore at Lafayette High School and is a SCAPA drama major. In previous years at LCT, she was in Annie (Annie), Matilda the Musical (Lavender), and most recently The Hobbit (Bifur). At Lafayette High School, she is in Beauty and the Beast, which performs in January!
CAMILA CORTÉS (Assistant Stage Manager)
Camila is very excited to be assistant stage managing for this production. She is a 9th grader at Lafayette and has prior experience in working tech for LCT in The Hobbit. She enjoys playing softball and spends her free time with her friends.
GABRIELLA CORTÉS (Herald Reporter/Bumble Body)
LYDIA DEVER (Winnie the Reindeer)
Lydia Dever is an 8th grade drama major at SCAPA. Lydia's previous stage credits include: SCAPA's Descendants (Cruella de Vil), LCT's The Hundred Dresses (Peggy), LCT's The Hobbit (Elven Guard), and SCAPA's Moana Jr. (Moana). When not on stage, Lydia enjoys competitive swimming and spending time with friends and family.
HENRY DICK (Mr. Donner)
Henry is an 8th grader at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School. He has been involved with Lexington Children’s Theatre for several years, most recently playing the role of Jack Beggles in The Hundred Dresses. In addition to acting, Henry is also a member of EJ Hayes cross country team.
TAYLINN DICKENS (Icicle the Elf)
Taylinn is 10 years old and attends Cassidy Elementary. In addition to musical theatre, she enjoys tennis and reading. She began her LCT career in 2022 Summer Theatre School and landed her first Discovery role in Rudolph as an elf. Her favorite song in the show is “When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter.”
BELLA FLOYD (Peppermint the Elf)
Bella Floyd is an 8th grade student at Woodford County middle school. She has previously performed at LCT in Junie B. Jones; Jingle Bells Batman Smells! Bella loves singing, watching TV, and playing video games. She is also a part of the Woodford Theatre Young Artists program this year!
JOEY MILLEA HESTER (Shmeck the Aviator Elf)
Joey Millea Hester is currently a sophomore at Lafayette High School. They are a part of the Lafayette Advanced Women’s Choir and the Lexington Singers Children’s Chamber Choir. They've done productions with the Saint Peter and Paul's School theatre department including The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
JENNA JOHNSON (Mrs. Donner)
Jenna is a junior at LCA. She is excited to portray Mrs. Donner in her fifth LCT production! Jenna is a member of LCT’s Company B, Woodford Theatre Young Artists, and LCA’s Women’s Chamber Choir. She would like to thank LCT for this opportunity and her family for their support.
TIANA JONES (King Moonracer)
Tiana is a freshman at Paris High School. She has performed in Annie, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and The Hundred Dresses at LCT. Tiana enjoys volleyball and cheer when she is not performing. She wants to be a chemical engineer when she grows up!
MAGGIE LOWRY (Jingle the Elf)
Maggie is an 8th grader at Christ the King School. Rudolph Jr. is her first performance at LCT. She loves all things Disney and spending time with her family. She is very excited to be a part of this production and is excited to share it with you all!
BLAKE MARTIN (Santa Claus)
Blake is an 8th grader at Jessie Clark Middle School and is so excited to be able to play Santa Claus! He has performed with LCT in Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells (Sheldon) and The Hobbit (Bilbo). He is so excited to perform for you!
JACOB MASTERSON (Coach Comet)
Jacob is a homeschooled 8th grader. He has previously performed in The Music Man and Newsies; however, this is his debut performance with LCT. Jacob enjoys performing close-up magic and Broadway karaoke. He has danced for 11 years, and his dream is to one day perform on Broadway.
ADDISON MCGLONE (Mery the Elf)
Addison is a 5th grader at Sandersville Elementary. She performed in Aladdin Jr. (Jasmine) with her school. This is her debut performance with LCT. Addison enjoys golf, softball and is currently reading the Harry Potter series. She aspires to be an actress when she grows up.
QUINN MERLINO (Dolly)
Quinn is in 5th grade at Cassidy. This is her first theatrical production. Quinn is on the Elite Competition Team for Gotta Dance Studio. She has performed musical theater dances to Bikini "Bottom Day," "Donkey Pot Pie," and "Hard Knock Life." Quinn wants to be on Broadway someday!
SIENA MONTGOMERY (Chronicler Reporter/Plane That Can’t Fly)
Siena is a 7th grader in the pre-engineering program at Leestown Middle School. She has been taking LCT theatre school workshops since she was five and recently performed as Wanda in the LCT production of The Hundred Dresses. Siena enjoys playing violin and sport climbing.
KENNEDY MOUGHAMIAN (Hermey)
Kennedy is thrilled to return to the stage as a misfit! You may remember her as Gladys Herdman in LCT's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. Kennedy is a 7th grader at LCA and member of Porter Memorial and ACTivate. She wishes all fellow misfits a Merry Christmas!
TEAGAN MURPHY (Daily Mail Reporter/Bumble Arm)
Teagan is a sophomore at Lafayette High school. This is her first LCT show and she is so excited to work with the cast and crew! She enjoys performing, reading, and doing karate. Teagan wants to be an actress when she grows up.
CHRISTINE OPII (Bird-Fish)
Christine is a 4th grader at Meadowthorpe Elementary School. She is 9 years old and loves to play soccer. She also enjoys art, cooking, and reading. She wants to be a doctor and an artist when she grows up.
PHILIP RITCHIE (Rudolph)
Philip is an 8th grader at Beaumont Middle School. He has performed with LCT in The Hundred Dresses (Willie Bounce). Philip enjoys playing baseball, spending time with friends, and singing. He wants to be an actor, director, and screenwriter when he grows up.
HOLLY SCHOEDER (Chicago Reporter/Bumble Arm)
Holly is 13 years old, and an 8th grader at Morton Middle School. She has participated in many theatre classes and is a member of Jr. Company. Holly enjoys sewing, acting, singing, creative writing, and learning the guitar. When she grows up, she wants to be a film actress.
CARTER STIFF (Fireball)
Carter Stiff is a 13-year-old 7th grader at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School. He enjoys reading and acting. He has been in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical (Ensemble), A Wrinkle in Time (Charles Wallace), and The Hobbit (Nori) with LCT before. He has been acting for five years.
RILEY STINSON (Train With Square Wheels)
Riley is excited to be part of the Rudolph cast! She has performed in Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (Brittany) and The Hundred Dresses (Cecile) at LCT. Riley is a freshman at Fredrick Douglass High School. When not at LCT, she enjoys playing bass and drawing.
CADENCE STONEBURNER (Spotted Elephant)
Cadence Stoneburner is a 6th grader at EJ Hayes. She has previously performed at GME as Anna in Frozen, but this is her first performance with LCT. Cadence enjoys acting, singing, dancing, playing piano, lacrosse, and spending time with family and friends. She hopes to continue to pursue acting through college.
ETHAN THOMAS (Yukon Cornelius)
Ethan is a sophomore at BSHS, where he is in StationARTS. He has performed with LCT in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Charlie Bradley), Junie B: Jingle Bells Batman Smells (Herb), The Hobbit (Balin), and most recently at BSHS in Wizards & Wands (Moldyvort). Ethan plans to be a pediatrician.
AVA UNDERWOOD (Charlie-in-The-Box)
Ava, a freshman at Dunbar High, has enjoyed performing in school productions, including Shrek (Fiona), Descendants (Evie), and The Jungle Book (Elephant Officer). She’s a member of her school’s basketball and track & field teams. Ava loves serving in various capacities at church and wishes to be an otolaryngologist someday.
AVA VANMETER (Clarice)
Ava VanMeter is an 8th grader at Lexington Christian Academy. Ava was previously Edith in LCT's Alice in Wonderland and is thrilled to have the opportunity to play Clarice in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Jr.! Ava would like to thank her family and LCT for all their encouragement and support.
ADDY VIETH (Sam)
Addy is a sophomore at Lexington Catholic as a drama major in their Exemplars Scholars program. Some of her recent roles include Humpty Dumpty in Shrek, Fili in The Hobbit, and Junie B. in Junie B. at LCT. She so very jolly to be playing Sam!
LIAM VOLLAND (Cowboy Riding An Ostrich)
Liam is a 5th grader at Julius Marks Elementary. This is his first performance with LCT, but he enjoyed LCT’s Summer Theatre School for Series of Unfortunate Events (Klaus) this past summer. He plays soccer for Lexington Sporting Club, is in STLP, plays trombone, and loves to read and draw.
NICHOLAS WILSON (Blitzen/Clarice’s Father)
Nicholas a 7th grader at Leestown Middle School where he is a member of Kappa Klub. His most recent performance was in LCT's Summer Family Musical, Shrek. He enjoys developing his theater skills as a member of ACTivate. Nicholas hopes to one day perform on Broadway and open his own restaurant.
KATELYN WINDHORN (Noel the Reindeer)
Katelyn is a 5th grade theatre major at SCAPA. She has performed in Moana Jr, Wizard of Oz and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Katelyn loves spending time with her friends. This is her first appearance with LCT and is very excited to be on the big stage!
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Production Staff Credits
Jeremy Kisling (Director)
Mark Fields (Music Director)
Jeremy Kisling (Choreographer)
Tony Hardin (Scenic Design)
Kevin D. Gawley (Lighting Design)
Audrey Reed (Costume Design)
Jeremy Kisling (Sound Design)
Kate Tayler (Stage Manager)
Camila Cortes (Assistant Stage Manager)
Gabriel Slusser (Technical Director)
Chloe Beers, Laika Myers, Gabriel Slusser (Carpenters)
GraceAnne Miles (Charge Artist)
Chloe Beers, GraceAnne Miles, Laika Myers (Scenic Painters)
GraceAnne Miles (Properties Manager)
GraceAnne Miles, Laika Myers, Heather N. Branham (Properties Construction)
Scarlett Kellum (Costume Shop Manager)
Emily Hampton, Scarlett Kellum, Laika Myers, Gabriel Slusser (Costume Construction)
Scarlett Kellum, Jeremy Kisling (Puppet Construction)
Dani Garner (Front of House)
Hannah Fyffe, Dani Garner, Ian Valencia-Miranda (Box Office)
Rhonda Bell, Shelbea Fordham, Liz Spurlock (Educational Materials)
James Worth (Lexington Opera House Tech Coordinator)
Chris Ruby (Lexington Opera House Master Electrician)
Dylan Timmons (Lexington Opera House A1/Mixer)
Adam Cook (Lexington Opera House Flyman)
Rhonda Bell (Education Director)
Rhonda is excited to continue her journey at LCT as Education Director. She holds an MA in Theatre from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and a BA from Berea College. Rhonda enjoys driving her car, watching cartoons, and having lively debates with her students.
Chloe Beers (Carpenter / Scenic Painter)
Chloe Beers is a Senior at Lafayette High School. She is a Theatre Major in the Scapa Program and has been a part of Lafayette Shows doing anything from Stage Management to Props! Currently, she’s doing an Internship at LCT and working in the shop with the lovely production team!
Octavia Biggs (Director of Shooting Stars Youtheatre)
Tavia has worked hard over the last 19 years to bring children’s theatre to Eastern Kentucky. She believes strongly that all children have the ability to be creative and through that creativity will discover the gifts they possess. She would like to thank LCT and the W. Paul and Lucille C. Little Foundation!
Heather N. Branham (Resident Director / Company Manager)
Heather is overjoyed to be back at LCT after an artistic odyssey spanning from "The Little Apple" of Manhattan, KS to "The Second City" of Chicago. She earned a Master of Arts from University of Kentucky and serves on the KPW board. Heather dedicates this season to Eddy and Huckleberry.
Ashlee Collins (Development Director)
Ashlee began her journey with the theatre in 2014 as an arts administration intern. You may have also seen her on the main stage in several productions including The Giver, Old Dry Frye, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and Duck for President.
Ashlee has worked with theatres all over the country, including Chicago Children’s Theatre, Camp Merrie Woode in North Carolina, and most notably, with Broadway in Chicago as a marketing assistant during the first National Tour of Disney’s Aladdin!
Ashlee welcomes heartfelt conversations about the impact theatre can make and how members of our community can work together to make a better world for our young people.
Mark Fields (Music Director)
Mark is thrilled to make his LCT Creative Team debut with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Jr! He currently teaches General/Vocal Music at Garrett Morgan Elementary in Lexington, KY and serves as Director of Musical Theatre at United Fine Arts Academy in Georgetown, KY. In both roles, Mark teaches classes in music, acting, and movement and directs large-scale productions. He also maintains a private vocal studio in which his students are consistently selected for state and national honor choirs, the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, and many other auditioned events across the country. His most treasured role in being husband to Emily and Dad to Annaleigh (5) and Aubrey (2).
Shelbea Fordham (Education Associate)
Shelbea Fordham is a graduate of Samford University. Recently she made her Italian debut with OperaViva! and performed at St Paul's Cathedral with the Cathedra Church of the Advent Choir. Credits include The Magic Flute (Papagena), Something Rotten! (Bea), Pirates of Penzance (Kate), and Cabaret (Fraulein Kost, Kit Kat Girl).
Hannah Fyffe (Box Office Assistant)
Hannah Fyffe is an Arts Administration Major at the University of Kentucky. She is also minoring in both Spanish and Studio Art. Hannah loves working with and exploring all art forms and mediums. Her many hobbies include roller skating, thrifting, collaging, and learning!
Dani Garner (Marketing and Patron Services Coordinator)
Dani’s journey with LCT started in the education department in 2015 and has continued through various roles over the years. Dani is immensely grateful to have the opportunity to serve the incredible young people in this community. Dani’s ultimate goal as an artist is to inspire young people to be the best artists and humans they can be.
Kevin D. Gawley (Lighting Designer)
Kevin D. Gawley is excited to be collaborating with Lexington Children’s Theatre again where he previously designed The Hobbit (LD), Annie (LD), Matilda (SD/LD), Watsons Go to Birmingham (SD), Beauty and the Beast (LD) and Fancy Nancy (SD). Kevin has garnered national recognition with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Award in Lighting Design for Rabbit Hole, eight Chicago Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations including Jeff Awards for A Wrinkle in Time, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and Jane Eyre, and the After Dark Award for Strong Poison. His film credits include theatrical lighting design for Were the World Mine. Previous regional theatre design collaborations include StageOne Family Theatre, Forward Theatre, Capital One Players, Magik Theatre, The Goodman, Court Theatre, American Girl Productions, AthensWest, CU Ballet, Lifeline, Bailiwick, Organic, Porchlight, OperaModa, Blindfaith, Theatre on the Lake, Metropolis, Revels Chicago, Bunbury, Liminal Playhouse, Midwest Jewish, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, University of Wisconsin, and Taylor University. Kevin is an Associate Professor and Resident Scenic, Lighting and Projection designer at the University of Louisville.
Emily Hampton (Stitcher)
Emily graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Theatre in 2020. She is passionate about costuming and the fiber arts!
Tony Hardin (Scenic Design)
Tony Hardin is proud to design again for Lexington Children’s Theatre. He is a Professor of Theatre at Kent State University, and the Director of the School of Theatre & Dance. Previously, he served as an Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Kentucky. There he taught courses in scenic design, lighting design, projection design, and scene painting. Tony was named a Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Fellow and UK Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence award winner.
Outside of Kent State University, Professor Hardin serves on the Committee on Ethics for NAST, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the accrediting body for Theatre programs across the country. Additionally, Tony serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, the leading international organization dedicated to the innovation and education in the areas of Theatrical Design and Production. Professionally, he has significant experience as a Scenic, Lighting, and Projections designer for over 150 theatre and opera productions in a variety of venues around the country. Tony’s work was most recently seen in southern Ohio at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company designing scenery for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Kathryn Henriques (Director of Marketing and Analytics)
Kathryn started with LCT in 2015 as an Arts Administration Intern, became a full-time staff member in 2016, and since then has held a few different positions, most recently Director of Marketing and Analytics. Thanks to the LCT Family for all your love and support over the years!
Scarlett Kellum (Costume Shop Manager)
Scarlett has been designing and building costumes for 15 years. She studied theatre arts at San Jose State and the University of Cambridge, England and has a BFA in Fashion Design for the Art Institute of California San Francisco. Before joining the LCT team in 2019, Scarlett started her career in theater in Northern California where she was the costume shop manager/costume designer at Theatre Rhinoceros, Second Wind Theater, Custom Made Theater, and others. She is also a HUGtavist with Free Mom Hugs KY.
Helen Killius (Marketing and Sales Manager)
Helen Killius has been a part of LCT since August. She is a 2021 graduate of University of Kentucky and is excited to help create compelling stories for audiences of Lexington and beyond.
Jeremy Kisling (Producing Artistic Director)
Welcome to LCT! We want this to be your theatre, a place where you feel empowered, enriched, and emboldened. I am so honored and humbled to work with such amazing and talented artists and individuals every day! Thank you for being here, for your support, and for being a part of the LCT Family.
Erin McGuire-Thompson (Operations Manager)
Erin received her BA in Dramatic Arts from Centre College and her MFA in Dramatic Media from the University of Georgia. Erin is a published children's book illustrator and is developing her series of early chapter books, early graphic novels, and picture books as a writer and illustrator.
GraceAnne Miles (Charge Artist / Properties Manager)
GraceAnne graduated from Centre College in 2012 with a BS in Philosophy/Fine Arts. She worked as a technical director, designer, and scenic painter before moving to North Carolina to complete her MFA in Scenic Art/Education at UNCSA in 2021.
Laika Myers (Technical Associate)
Laika Myers is a recent graduate from Bowling Green State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus in Design and Technical Theatre. Laika is super excited to join the Lexington Children's Theatre team and to share her passion for theatre with them!
Rachel Ray (Managing Director)
Rachel has a BA in English and a BS in Speech Therapy from U.K. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her husband, Bobby, and their three dogs, read, run, and craft. She is a founding board member of First-Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass and a proud volunteer for Girls on the Run.
Audrey Reed (Costume Designer)
Audrey Reed is a MFA graduate from the Costume Design program at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021. Her designs include The Taste of Sunrise at Middle Tennessee State University, Mary Poppins at Cultural Arts Murfreesboro, Spring Awakening at Virginia Commonwealth University, James and the Giant Peach the Musical at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Shoyu Tell at Lexington Children’s Theatre. Additionally, she is currently illustrating for a children's book. Audrey would like to thank everyone for their incredibly hard work on this magical production!
Gabriel Slusser (Technical Director)
Gabriel has worked throughout the southeast in positions ranging from sound engineer to lead electrician to shop foreman at theatres including Titusville Playhouse, Inc., Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and Buford Community Center. As LCT’s Technical Director, he facilitates the implementation of all scenic, lighting, audio, and projection elements for their season.
Liz Spurlock (Resident Teaching Artist)
Liz, born and raised in Georgia, graduated from Columbus State University with her B.S. in Theatre Education. She has worked in many areas of theatre, including lighting, directing, and acting. Liz is excited to start her career in theatre education at Lexington Children’s Theatre!
Kate Tayler (Resident Stage Manager)
Kate Tayler graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree from Bowling Green State University in Design & Technical Theatre. She is originally from Monroe, Michigan. Kate is very excited to continue sharing her love for stage management and for theatre for young audiences to LCT!
Ian Valencia-Miranda (Box Office Assistant)
Fond of all things arts, Ian has been involved in theatre in some capacity for most of his life. He is currently a student studying Design and hopes to carry that forward into his work with theatre. He is also the father of an orange kitten named Toes Beans!
LCT Professional Staff
Rhonda Bell, Education Director
Octavia Biggs, Program Director of Shooting Stars Youtheatre
Heather N. Branham, Resident Director / Company Manager
Ashlee Collins, Development Director
Shelbea Fordham, Education Associate
Hannah Fyffe, Box Office Assistant
Dani Garner, Marketing and Patron Services Coordinator
Kathryn Henriques, Director of Marketing and Analytics
Scarlett Kellum, Costume Shop Manager
Helen Killius, Marketing and Sales Manager
Jeremy Kisling, Producing Artistic Director
Erin McGuire-Thompson, Operations Manager
GraceAnne Miles, Charge Artist / Properties Manager
Laika Myers, Technical Associate
Rachel Ray, Managing Director
Gabriel Slusser, Technical Director
Liz Spurlock, Resident Teaching Artist
Kate Tayler, Resident Stage Manager
Ian Valencia-Miranda, Box Office Assistant
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Blue & Co., LLC, Brett Construction Company, Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Commerce Lexington Employees, Crowe Horwath LLP, Dean Dorton Allen Ford Employees, Dinsmore & Shohl Employees, Lexington Legends, Messer Construction Company, Pin Oak Stud, PNC Bank Employees, The Lane Report*, Vanmeter Sales, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Patron’s Circle ($1,000-2,499)
Blue & Co. Employees, Commerce Lexington, Crowe Horwath Foundation, Davis & Plomin Mechanical, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, Delta Dental of Kentucky, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, S. Barr & Company, EOP Architects, Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc., Highbridge Spring Water Co., Keeneland Association, LexArts Employees, Lexington Children’s Theatre Employees, Lexington Quarry Company, Mountjoy Chilton Medley, LLP, National Thoroughbred Racing Association Employees, Neogen Corporation, Portofino, Powell Walton Milward, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, Raymond James Financial, Inc., Rosenstein Development, Stites & Harbison Employees, Tate Hill Jacobs: Architects, Inc., Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal, Whole Foods, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Employees
Arts Advocate ($500-999)
21c Museum Hotels, 859print, Able Engine Apex Realty, Inc, Atchison Heller Construction, Azur Restaurant and Patio/Brasabana Cuban Cuisine/Dupree Catering + Events, Bank of the Bluegrass and Trust., BC Wood Properties, Bluefire Capital Clay Ingels Company, LLC, Community Trust Bank, DaRae & Friends Catering*, Fitzsimons Office of Architecture, Gess, Mattingly & Atchison Attorneys, Godolphin, Hinkle Studio*, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Kentucky Blood Center, Keystone Financial Employees, Landrum & Shouse, Lexington Herald-Leader, LexTran Employees, NAI Isaac Commercial Properties, Netgain Employees Nicholson Insurance Agency, Nomi Inc., Omni Architects, Padgett Construction, Inc., Serafini, Space Center Storage, Stoll Keenon Ogden Employees, Sweet Turns, The Webb Companies, Windstream, Traditional Bank
Ovation Society ($2,500-4,999)
Tom and Susie Bell, Luther Deaton, James and Suzanne Elliott, Harold and Rebecca** Faulconer, Walter L. Gross, Stephen and Robin Jennings, Bruce and Jeannette Lucas, Chad Rudzik, Jason and Julie Sims, Jim Stokes and Jo Ann Czekalski, Robert and Ruth Straus
James C. Albisetti, Ann Bakhaus, Heather Barron, Robert and Judith Baumann, Mark and Laura Boison, Anne E. Bolton, Edward and Sherri Bullard, William and Ellen Chapman, John and Jill Cioci, Jim Clark and Don Granger, Julia and Timothy Costich, Norwood and Judy Cowgill, Chuck and Susan Creacy, Lisle & Katherine V. Dalton, Robert Elliston, Meredith Lane Ferguson, William Fortune, John L. Gohmann, James P. Gray, Gina Greathouse, Richard Greissman and Randolph Hollingsworth, Gail Hart and Dan Featherston, D. and Laura Hieronymus, Hilary Boone Foundation, Phillip and Nancy Hoffman, Stephanie Hong, Lane Charitable Foundation, William and Vange Lear, Anthony Burgett and William Loggins, Richard and Sue Masson, Steve and Cindy Matherly, Brian McCarty, Michael & Catherine Mills, Allen Norvell, Albert Pennybacker, Robert E. Putt, Michael and Gloria Rie, Doug and Melanie Roederer, Rob Rosenstein, Marion Rust, Marilyn Robie and Arthur Shechet, Andrea Schaefer, David Smith, Jim Spencer and Nan Plummer, Franklin D. Thompson, Ellen Tunnell, John Van Meter, Griffin and Sarah Wylie Van Meter, George M. VanMeter, Jr., Jayne and Alex Waldrop, Tracee Whitley, Harvie and Nellie Wilkinson, Rebecca and Greg Yeary, Chris and Josefine Young
Arts Advocate ($500-999)
Farra and Katie Alford, Janet Beard, Lynda Bebrowsky, Perry & Kristen Bentley, Bill Bernard, Tom and Cindy Bloch, Robert and Kelly Brewer, Robert and Bonnie Briggs, Brent Bruner and Matthew Carter, Eli and Mary Lynne Capilouto, Jeff and Lora Carter, Julie and Kerry Cauthen, Richard and Lisa Circeo, Tim and Debby Coleman, Tim and Marcia P. Cone, Craig L. Daniels, Larry and Martha Deener, Mark and Laura DelCotto, David and Melanie Dowell, Ben and Laura Eubank, David and Wendi Foley, Beverly Fortune, David and Katherine Gardner, Jill Gookin, Linda and Charles Gorton, Tyler Gossett, Astarré Gudino, Gerry and Cassie Harpel, Phyllis R. Hasbrouck, Georgia Henkel, Debra Hensley, Barry and Billie Hickey, Rose Hieronymous, April M. Howard, Christine and Michael Huskisson, Larry and Jan Isenhour, David and Katherine Johnson, Daniel and Erin Jones, Allison Kaiser, Roni Karbach, Edward and Mary Kasarskis, William Kyle, Nathan and Blair Lee, Joel and Tomoka Logan, Bob and Betty Lorch, Alison Macadam, Marc and Gwen Mathews, Jeff and Jayne McCann, Margaret McDuffie, Carol McLeod, Emily Meek, Jason D. Miller, Robert and Eleanor Milward, Michael and Robin Morrill, Becky Neal Ochenkoski, Frank and Rita Penn, Daniel and Angela Poposki, Martha Peterson and Brett Spear, Gregory Pettit, Kathy and John Plomin, David W. Richard, James and Yvonne Rickard, Joanna Rodes, David and Diane Rudder, Jack and Carol Russell, Billy Spickard and Janet, Scheeline, Jody Shoup, Melanie Simpson-Halpin, Larry and Vivian Snipes, Maury Sparrow and Craig Wahlgren, Robert Stadelman, Joshua R. Stephenson, John Stewart and Magdalene Karon, Harvey Sword, Tom Cheek and Fran Taylor, William W. and Barbara Thomason, Barbara S. Tilghman, Martha and Bobby Trussell, Lucy Ferguson VanMeter, Dorothy H. Clark and Woody VanMeter, Billy Van Pelt, II, John and Jacqueline Van Willigen, Derek Vaughan, Art and Lisa Walker, Luke Hodges and Tom Wallace, Mary-Alicha & Brian Weldon, Kyle William, Robert L. Williams, Willy Brown and Eddie Woods, Nathan Zamarron
Arts Partner ($300-499)
Glenn and Lisa Acree, Shevawn Akers, Sandra and Sanford Archer, Robert Arrasmith, Wanda Bertram, Carl and Barbara E. Boyer, Diane Boyer, Diane Brunn, Jeff Davis and Nancy Carpenter, John Morgan and Linda Carroll, Jim and Betty Cecil, Joseph Coleman, Glenda Creech, Rebecca Ann Davis, Thomas Young and Fiona Doherty, Nicky and Cara Drion, Letha Drury, Luke and Nancy Fallon, Barbara Farrell, John L. and Dianna Flanagan, Thomas Flanigan, Guy and Terry Graves, Curtis C. and Linda Green, Elias Gross, Lucy Hamilton, Paula C. Hanson, Ted and Katie Hardwick, Bill Betz and Susan G. Harkins, Xavier Hassert, Laura Ann Hayden, Lon and Ann Hays, Marie Houlihan, Leo and Vickie Hugenberg, Tobin Jenkins, Christina Keeling, John and Linda Kelver, Jon Kostelic, Dean Langdon, Wayne and Susan Lucas, Heather Lyons, Phyllis Macadam, Valerie Marshall, Everett and Alicia McCorvey, Sarah K. Mills, Grahmn Morgan, Bruce Nicol, Brett Nolan, Ted and Anne Clay Oldham, Jeremy Parker, Lois Anne Polan, Daisy Pulito, Kevin Pulsfort, Robert L. Quick, Michelle Reid, Mark Richardson, TJ and Mary Richardson, Mark T. Ruddell, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Kate Savage, Theodore Schatzki, Laura Schweitzer, Louise H. Shouse, Susan L. Simmons, Reginald Smith, Roger and Lynsey Sugarman, David Teuschler, Joyce Trivette, Craig and Madonna Turner, James C. and Marium VanMeter, Laurance B. VanMeter, Randall and Peggy Vaughn, Rick and Marla Ward, Rachel White, J.David and Susan Whitehouse, Rebecca Wichard, Kathryn Wilson, Jeff Woods, Isabel M. Yates, Julia C. Young