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Steve Marcus

Steve Marcus

President and Publisher

Steve started Footlights when he saw a need in Milwaukee's theatre community and wanted to help the various arts groups in the area and beyond. His favorite shows include Sincerity Forever. Steve loves spending time with his family water skiing and is an avid fan of the original Star Trek series.

262-439-5740

Matt Thiele

Matt Thiele

Vice President and Director of Sales

Matt met Steve at a bonfire party many years ago. Somehow they convinced each other they should work together, maybe it was the beer. Matt has a Masters Degree in Psychology, but has long removed the couch from his office. Matt is obsessed with all things water, and his favorite productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Screwtape Letters.

General sales inquiries and advertising questions

262-439-5741

Karin Marcus

Karin Marcus

Accounting and Human Resources

Karin, who handles the Human Resource and Accounting side of things, has been with Footlights since the beginning. Her favorite musicals include Wicked and Seussical the Musical, which is a given because Karin is a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. Karin enjoys water skiing with her family, reading and writing poetry, and long walks on the beach.

Questions about billing and invoicing

262-439-5743

Lisa Cunningham

Lisa Cunningham

Accounting Manager

Lisa is excited to be part of the Footlights team, and brings over 25 years of "out of the box" thinking and experience in regards to Accounting and Finance. Music, theater, and dance have always played an important role in Lisa's life, and she is always happy to share those passion with others - especially her three children. Lisa's favorite musicals include Miss Saigon and A Christmas Carol (because she loves Christmas music)! When not at work she enjoys traveling and spending time on the lake with her family.

262-439-5744

Greg Widener

Greg Widener

Director of Operations

Greg helps make sure the presses do their job and that every Footlights program is printed and correctly. When not spending time manning the presses, Greg enjoys watching classic vintage films and sharing his vast movie knowledge with the art department (which has come in handy on more than one occasion!)

Printing inquiries, seeking quotes for special projects, following up on a print job, and inquiring about delivery

262-439-5742

Sarah Sallmann

Sarah Sallmann

Art Director

Sarah directs the art and is the office horticulturist. She has starred in numerous church plays and was a Native American in her middle school's production of Peter Pan. Sarah loves typography, video games, warm hugs, and Grey's Anatomy (yes, that show is still on). Sarah likes bunnies and you can find her occasionally sleeping at her desk.

Question about the design or layout of your program, following up on an advertisement you placed with us, and inquiring about proofs

262-439-5745

Jillian Olsson

Jillian Olsson

Graphic Designer and Photographer

A true band nerd at heart with a knack for photography and graphic design, Jillian has always been involved with the arts one way or another. Jillian knows how to play the saxophone and piano. When not making things pretty here in the office, Jillian loves cooking, making up recipes, and rehearsing in her car as the sixth member of the group Pentatonix.

262-439-5746

Andrea Klohn

Andrea Klohn

Graphic Designer

Andrea’s two favorite things are design and theatre so she is so excited to be doing both! Andrea has always loved art and has basically been tap dancing since birth. Since then, she has gone on to do all the theatre things including directing, choreographing and designing. When she’s not making things on the computer, you can find her drawing letters in her sketchbook. She is really bad at picking favorites but her current favorite musicals are Dear Evan Hansen and The Last Five Years.

262-439-5752

Ryan Albrechtson

Ryan Albrechtson

Theatre & Venue Relations Manager

Ryan is an avid theatre lover. When not at his desk, he wears the hats of director, playwright, performer, and Artistic Director of Outskirts Theatre Co. (which is a proud client of Footlights!) Some of his favorite shows he's worked on include RENT, Bare: A Pop Opera, Spring Awakening, and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Ryan enjoys cooking, writing, and belting out show tunes at parties even though no one asked him to do so.

General customer service questions as well as if you cannot get a hold of our Vice President and Director of Sales, inquiries about Footlights programs and Footlights services, handling of theater and venue client accounts, sales and advertising questions


262-439-5750

Stephanie Harte

Stephanie Harte

Editor & Digital Content Manager

Stephanie is thrilled be part of the Footlights team, where she can combine her love for writing and the arts. Stephanie’s passion for theatre started in middle school, with her most notable performance as Buster the Dog in A Winnie the Pooh Super Sleuth Christmas (yes, she had to bark the entire show). In her free time, Stephanie enjoys exploring Milwaukee with family and friends, attending concerts and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.

262-439-5748

Barbara Kluth

Barbara Kluth

Milwaukee Account Executive

Blonde and fluent in Spanish, Barbara is known for the colorful flair she brings to the advertising team. Her favorite musical hands down is Phantom of the Opera, with In the Heights as a close second. Barbara enjoys traveling with her husband and her two daughters (both born in Guatemala), and has fond memories of when she taught elementary school level Spanish as Senora Cha Cha.

262-439-5751

Jacqueline Jaske

Jacqueline Jaske

Milwaukee Account Executive

Jacqueline is thrilled to bring over 25 years of sales experience to the Footlights team, especially for a company that helps support theatre and the arts. When not at a show, Jacqueline loves being outside, waterskiing with her sister, and spending time with the two stars in her life, her son and daughter.

262-439-5749

Daryl Skaradzinski

Daryl Skaradzinski

Milwaukee Account Executive

After brief stints in the financial services and healthcare worlds, Daryl has worked primarily in sales for several Milwaukee area newspapers over the past 20+ years. Daryl's favorite musical is Annie, because despite the slight tinge of melancholy, the optimism of "Tomorrow" is always inspiring. Daryl and his wife share their home with three rescue dogs. Daryl enjoys cooking and eating spicy food, warm weather, and all things Bloody Mary. 

262-439-5753

Courtney Neckar

Courtney Neckar

Madison Account Executive

Courtney loves the theatre, and tries to see as many shows as she can at the Overture Center for the Arts. One of her all time favorite shows is Wicked. When Courtney isn't helping local Madison area businesses through advertising opportunities, Courtney enjoys relaxing with her friends.

608-230-7056

Helen Feest

Helen Feest

Madison Account Executive

Helen has been passionately in love with the performing arts since her first high school audition. Her favorite playlists almost always involve same bands your dad likes, but she is always excited to hear new groups perform their art too! Regardless of the time of year, you will find Helen outside on the weekends because she enjoys hiking, paddling, skiing, camping, and a little wine and cheese at Concerts on the Square.

608-230-7055

Will M. McAuliffe

Will M. McAuliffe

Chicago Account Executive

Will has been with Footlights/Marcus Promotions since 1999, and has been involved with the arts for even longer. Will's past credits include being the former Marketing Director at New American Theatre in Rockford. Will continually strives to help the arts and supporters of the arts find each other, through advertising and marketing opportunities.

773-938-6697

Robert Lundskow

Robert Lundskow

Digital Production Technician

Rob helps make sure everyone's Footlights programs turn out great and are delivered on time. When he is not helping run things smoothly in the warehouse, Rob can be found seeking out his next adventure. Rob is an avid skateboarder and snowboarder, and his passions include photography, filmmaking, and computer programming – which could explain his favorite TV show (Mr. Robot) and his favorite film (Inception).

In the event you cannot get a hold of the Director of Operations, printing and delivery concerns can be directed to our Digital Production Technician

414-333-8655

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