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Tell Me Something: Jeanne Sigel shares her dream shows

Published 11/04/2013 12:00 AM

For nearly eight years, Jeanne Sigel has been the development and marketing director for the Garde Arts Center. On Nov.  8, she and husband Steve Sigel, Garde executive director, will receive the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce's William Crawford Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. (Grace profiled Jeanne in this February 2012 story.)

Say you have a modern day high school locker. Whose picture would be hanging in it?

Albert Einstein.

What's your favorite sandwich?

Peanut butter and bacon on 10-grain bread.

What's your favorite Beatles song?

"All You Need Is Love".

You're locked in a museum for a night, which one would it be?

The American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Sorry to have to tell you this, but an asteroid is going to wipe out all humanity next week. So, what's your last meal?

Pistachio-encrusted salmon, sweet potato slathered with butter and brown sugar, grilled hearts of romaine and creme brûlée for dessert.

What is your all time favorite event at the Garde?

It's a tie between Bobby McFerren's "Voicestra" and David Byrne.

Name an item you can't live without:

Alas, my cell phone.

Item you should live without and keep meaning to get rid of:

A water-damaged, slightly moldy copy of Edgar Casey's first biography.

Who is your favorite comedian?

Robin Williams.

Last book you couldn't put down:

Wally Lamb's "We Are Water".

You're a DJ at a club. What's the night's last song?

"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond.

Apart from the Garde of course, what is your favorite performance venue?

Hartford Stage.

What language do you wish you could instantly speak?


What do you sing in the shower?

"You Are My Sunshine." Although most of the time I make up my own out-of-tune melodies and lyrics.

What is your dream booking at the Garde?

A tie between Blue Man Group, Ira Glass and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

What's a word you can never spell correctly on the first try:

Hors d'oeuvres.

You have a time machine and theater tickets. What are you going to see?

1926. The opening of the Garde Theater.

Which book, television show, movie, or theatrical production most accurately depicts life working at a theater?

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Which is better: Saturday night or Sunday morning?

Sunday morning.

New York or Los Angeles?

New York.

Theater or Theatre?


Sorbet or ice cream?

Ice Cream.

Anagrams or palindromes?


Pick a number between 7 and 46 ? Why that number?

17. My Mom's birthday

What historical event would you like to have been witness to?

U.S. women suffragists demonstrating for the right to vote.

What is your favorite place in Connecticut to recharge and/or find serenity?

Pine Grove Spiritualist Camp.

Who alive today do you most admire?

Malala Yousafzai. (The 16-year-old Pakistani education activist who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last October.)