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EAUTY AND THE BEAST returns to Charlotte June 26-July 1 with a production featuring new costumes, set designs and lighting.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST stands the test of time: “You cannot beat the classic tale that this show tells and the magic involved keeps kids interested as well as adults. Plus, how can you beat dancing forks and singing tea-pots? You can’t.”

Director Rob Roth, who made his Broadway debut in 1994 with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, reconvened the original creative team to rewrite and redesign the Disney classic. All were approved by the creators, including book writer Linda Woolverton and composer Alan Menken.

Logan Denninghoff (Gaston) on what it’s like to be the bad guy: “Gaston has such a wide range of actions and emotions to play ... In act two when I start plotting and becoming a little maniacal, getting my anger out on stage can be very freeing. It’s cool to have that outlet of the stage.”

“Its true message is that love is love is love,” said Roth of the French folk tale that became a beloved classic. “Love is love in Japan. Love is love in Brazil. Love is love in America. The story translates like that all over the world.”

Julia Louise Hosack, who has played Mrs. Pott, on her favorite scene: “Every night I watch Emily, Belle, as she is revealed in the iconic gold dress. You can hear the audience gasp because she looks absolutely stunning. This is the moment all of the little girls in their Belle dresses have been patiently waiting for. It sets and compliments the tone for the song ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which I am thrilled to sing.”

Here’s what some of the cast have said in interviews about BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Emily Behny on why she relates to the book-smart “anti-princess” Belle: “She longs for adventure and someone to share it with.”

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(in order of appearance) Betsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RAMONA KELLEY Marty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRISTOPHER VO Sid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEPHEN HANNA Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASHLEY BLAIR FITZGERALD Slim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IOANA ALFONSO Hank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANTHONY BURRELL Chanos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MATTHEW STOCKWELL DIBBLE Babe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEREDITH MILES Marty/Chanos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RON TODOROWSKI THE ENSEMBLE NATHAN MADDEN, MARCEEA MORENO, CANDY OLSEN, JULIUS ANTHONY RUBIO, TANAIRI SADE VAZQUEZ, MICHAEL WILLIAMS The cast for today’s performance is listed on the house board at the entrance to the theatre.


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MuSiCAl NuMberS “Stardust”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marty and Betsy “Luck Be a Lady”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “Let’s Fall in Love”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marty and Betsy “Fly Me to the Moon”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hank, Kate and Ensemble Men “I’ve Got a Crush On You”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sid and Babe “Body and Soul”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sid, Babe, Chanos and Ensemble “Here’s to the Losers”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “You Make Me Feel So Young”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marty, Betsy and Sid “Witchcraft”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sid, Babe and Ensemble Men “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chanos, Slim and Ensemble “Learnin’ the Blues”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate, Hank, Slim and Ensemble Women “That’s Life”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hank and Kate “Makin’ Whoopee”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slim, Kate, Marty, Betsy and Ensemble “I Like to Lead When I Dance”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sid and Babe “Jumpin’ at the Woodside”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Band “Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “Pick Yourself Up”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marty and Betsy “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hank, Kate, Slim and Ensemble “Teach Me Tonight”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sid and Babe “Take Five”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sid, Babe, Marty, Betsy and Ensemble “Lean Baby”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slim and Ensemble “Makin’ Whoopee” (reprise). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slim, Chanos, Kate and Ensemble “One for My Baby”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hank and Kate “The Way You Look Tonight/My Funny Valentine”. . . . . . . . . . . . Marty and Betsy “My Way”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “New York, New York”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company Mr. Sinatra’s original arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Billy May, Gordon Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Johnny Mandel, Neal Hefti, Torrie Zito, Sam Nestico and Ernie Freeman.


THE BAND Conductor/Piano: Rob Cookman* Reeds: Doug Lawrence, P.J. Perry*, Julian Tanaka, Adam Schroeder Trumpets: Mike Herriott*, Jim Keen, Sam Oatts Trombones: Michael Joyce, James Nelson*, Mark Williams Bass: Clifton Kellem Guitar: Buddy Fambro Drums: Paul Ringenbach *denotes soloists Music Contractor/Coordinator: Talitha Fehr (TL Music International) For musicians’ bios visit: Music Copying: Terry Woodson, Gary Cordell, Nathan Thomas, Donovan Seidle 13B

WHO’S WHO in the CAST IOANA ALFONSO (Slim) Broadway: Wicked (Original cast), 9 to 5 (Original cast, Maria Delgado), Saturday Night Fever (Shirley,1st Nat’l Tour). Off-Broadway: The Crying Woman (Irma, Lead role). Film: Going the Distance, Across the Universe, The Wackness. Television: Smash (recurring ensemble), The Big C, Law and Order: SVU (co-star), SNL (Kanye West) Dance: Mia Michaels RAW, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez. Assistant to choreographer Mia Michaels 10+ years. Many national commercials. Voiceovers: “Dora the Explorer” (multiple characters). Training: NWSA, SEAD (Austria), NYU (BFA). THANK YOU Twyla, Ron, Kim, Mia. Love to Dan, mom, all my family! www. ANTHONY BURRELL (Hank) Philadelphia native, student at Point Breeze PAC, two time local gold medalist, 1998 national gold medalist for the NAACP ACT-SO competition in dance. Studied at Philadanco, Ailey School, National School of Ballet in Lima, Peru & University of the Arts, Principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for 7 years. Dancer, choreographer, dance captain for Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, Mary J Blige and Katy Perry. Television: “Good Morning America,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “So You Think You Can Dance.” He was noted by judges as “exquisite,” and “the best dancer in New York.” MATTHEW STOCKWELL DIBBLE (Chanos) Born in Yorkshire England, Matthew trained at the Royal Ballet School. He joined the Royal Ballet in 1994 and in 1999 became a founding member of K Ballet in Japan. In 2002, he started working with Twyla Tharp Dance in the U.S. He has also worked with William Forsythe, Roland Petit, Ashley Page, Christopher Wheeldon, Cathy Maston, Matthew Bourne, Francis Patrelle and Benjamin Millepied. Matthew originated the role of Chanos on Broadway. ASHLEY BLAIR FITZGERALD (Kate), from Ellicott City, MD, is honored to join Come Fly Away. Recently she was seen performing alongside Neil Patrick Harris in Company with The New York Philharmonic. National Touring credits: Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story on Stage (Vivian Understudy), The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fosse. International Credits:

Trip of Love, Fosse. Regional and New York credits: Leap of Faith (Ahmanson), CATS (TUTS), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Television: “Smash” (NBC), Tony Awards. To my family: You are everything to me. STEPHEN HANNA (Sid) Broadway: original cast of Billy Elliot (older Billy). Born in Pittsburgh, PA where he studied under Roberto Munoz, then went on to study at the School of American Ballet. At SAB, Mr. Hanna was awarded the Mae L. Wein Award for outstanding promise. Mr. Hanna became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 1997, and in 2005 was promoted to the rank of principal dancer. He has performed principal roles in ballets by Peter Martins, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Richard Tanner, and Albert Evans. On TV he has performed in “Live From Lincoln Center” and the 2009 “Tony Awards.” He can be seen in the film Centerstage and documentary Finding Billy. RAMONA KELLEY (Betsy) is from Berkeley, CA, where she trained at Berkeley Ballet Theater. In San Francisco, she performed with Terry Sendgraff/Motivity Aerial Dance. In 2006, she was a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) awardee in contemporary dance. Ramona holds a B.F.A. in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed in New York with Sidra Bell Dance and Cherlyn Lavagnino Dance. Much love to Adrian, Jam and my amazing family. MEREDITH MILES (Babe) Hails from Missouri. Honored to be working with Twyla again. Training: Cedar Lake II (MO), Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program (CA), and The Penny Templeton School of Acting (NY). She has attended summer intensives at The Juilliard School, Netherlands Dans Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Broadway: Come Fly Away (Slim U/S & ensemble). Film/TV: Black Swan (Featured Dancer), “Saturday Night Live” (Kanye West), and “The Tony Awards” (2010). Other credits: Sinatra Dance With Me (Slim U/S & ensemble) and Come Fly Away 1st Nat’l Tour (Babe). Graced the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine (Jul/Aug 2010 Issue). RON TODOROWSKI (Resident Director, Marty/Chanos) Broadway: Come Fly Away,


WHO’S WHO iN THe CAST Wicked, Guys and Dolls (Brandy Bottle Bates), The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Lil Beau), Movin’ Out (Eddie, also London’s West End & First National - Helen Hayes Award), Footloose. Off Broadway: The Wild Party (Kegs). Member of Complexions, Cedar Lake, Parsons and Mia Michaels dance companies. Assistant Choreographer for Seven the Lyric Theater, OK, as well as Celine Dion’s A New Day in Las Vegas. Love to Mom, Dad, Shelly, Ryan & Elliot. CHRISTOPHER VO (Marty) Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch in 2009,” Christopher Vo is also a Princess Grace Award Recipient and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He is a native of Dallas, Texas, and received his training from Arts Magnet (Dallas) and The Juilliard School (NY). Vo was a member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company from 2008-2011 and has recently been seen with Aszure Barton & Artists. Quickly becoming one of NYC’s most highly sought after Zumba® instructors, Vo is committed to enriching the world through dance. MICHELLE AGUILAR CAMAYA (Swing) is thankful to be back onstage with Sinatra. B.A. in Dance, U.C. Irvine; certified in Bikram & Moksha yoga. Broadway: The Lion King. Bravo TV’s “Step It Up & Dance.” Movies: Memoirs of A Geisha, Enchanted. Tours: Fame, Swing, The Lion King. New York Theater: Kismet (Encores!). Las Vegas: Sinatra, The Lion King. Love to Yoki, family & friends. JEFFERY B. HOVER, JR. (Swing, U/S Sid, U/S Hank) is very excited to join the cast of Come Fly Away. He attended Butler University and has danced with Ballet Hispanico, New Jersey Ballet, Dance Kaleidoscope, Ballet International and The Muny. DManagement International Dance Agency represents Mr. Hover, who thanks his friends and family for their love and support. MARINA LAZZARETTO (Swing, U/S Betsy, U/S Slim) is thrilled to be a part of Come Fly Away. Broadway: West Side Story (Hotsie/Dance Captain). Other credits include the European Tour/West End production of West Side Story (Minnie), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, New York Theatre Ballet, and others. A very special thanks to

her family, especially her Mom, for all their love and support! NATHAN MADDEN (Ensemble, U/S Sid, U/S Hank, U/S Chanos) is delighted to be in this production. Graduate of Juilliard School (09), member of BJM DANSE, trained with Atlanta and Houston Ballet Academies, performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Anthony Tudor, Ohad Naharin. Proud Equity member, performed with TUTS, North Shore, the MUNY, Sac. MT. Eternally grateful to God, family, and friends for getting to live this dream! MARCEEA MORENO (Ensemble, U/S Kate, U/S Babe) is thrilled to be part of Come Fly Away. A San Diego native, Marceea was featured in music videos for Mandy Moore, O Town and LFO. Received title of Miss Dance World in 2000. She was the lead female in Fashionistas (’04-’08), The Dreamer in Dragone’s Le Réve (’08-’09), and Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity as roles of Wind, Dance on TV, and Ballerina (’10-’11). Love to mi familia! CANDY OLSEN (Ensemble, U/S Kate, U/S Babe) Nat. Tours: Spamalot, Evita (tango), Phantom (Meg Cover), Pippin. Las Vegas: Sinatra Dance With Me, Spamalot, Celine Dion’s A New Day. Regional: NYCO, Goodspeed, Hollywood Bowl, Reprise, LA Opera, Diavolo, MOMIX and New Jersey Ballet. Love to my family! Thank you Twyla and Kim! JULIUS ANTHONY RUBIO (Ensemble, U/S Sid) was raised and trained at New World School of the Arts and Dance Attack Studios in Miami, FL. Some credits include: Wonderland (Broadway), Life Ball Vienna with Natasha Bedingfield, Academy Awards and World Expo 2010 Shanghai. Big Love to my Friends, God and of course my Family. This One’s For You!!! AMY RUGGIERO (Dance Captain, Swing, U/S Betsy, U/S Slim) trained at Seiskaya Ballet Academy and received her BA from Goucher College. Danced with Ballet Austin, American Repertory Ballet and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in NYC. Love to her supportive parents, family and friends. Thanks to Twyla, Kim Craven, Paul Hardt and the incredible cast that has made this opportunity so special.


WHO’S WHO in the CAST JUSTIN URSO (Swing, U/S Marty, U/S Sid, U/S Hank) is thrilled to be working with Twyla Tharp and this incredibly talented group of artists in Come Fly Away. Texas Ballet Theater: 04’-10’. Regional: Carnival (Goodspeed Opera House), Tommy in The Music Man (Geva Theatre) and the Producers (Riverside Theatre). Thank you to Andy Haines, Peggy Hickey, Ben Stevenson, Mom, Dad, friends and his amazing wife, Carrie. TANAIRI SADE VAZQUEZ (Ensemble, U/S Slim, U/S Babe) is thrilled to be a part of Come Fly Away! Broadway credits: Wonderland, West Side Story (U/S Consuela). Off-Broadway: Capeman, Brothers of the Knight, Soul Possessed, Dreams and Pepito Story. Tours: Asian/European tour of West Side Story. Television: “Dancing with the Stars” and Lucille Roberts Fitness Commercials. Mucho amor to my family and friends for all their support! MINDY WALLACE (Swing, U/S Kate, U/S Babe) is thrilled to be a part of Come Fly Away. NY credits include: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Hello Dolly, Carnival (Paper Mill Playhouse); Jesus Christ Superstar (Maine State Music Theatre); Cats, Evita (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Beauty and the Beast (Asst Chor - Gateway Playhouse). Mindy has also performed with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Love and thanks to friends and family, especially Mom. CHEHON WESPI-TSCHOPP (Swing, U/S Chanos, U/S Hank, U/S Marty) began dancing at age 13 and at 14, was accepted at The Royal Ballet School where he graduated in 2008. Chehon has received many prestigious dance and choreography awards such as the Migros Kultur Prozent Zurich, Grand Prix at the American Dance Competition and the coveted Ursula Morten Choreographic Award in 2008. Chehon joined the LA Ballet in 2009 where he danced diverse principal roles. In 2010/11, he worked extensively with SYTYCD choreographer Sonya Tayeh and Mandy Moore. MICHAEL WILLIAMS (Ensemble, U/S Marty, U/S Chanos) has trained with Scott Jovovich, ABT, Columbia City Ballet and Brandywine Ballet Theatre. Credits: Revival of West Side Story on Broadway. I would like to thank my parents, Scott, Family and friends for their unconditional support. Love you guys!

TWYLA THARP (Conception, Direction, Choreography) One of the most accomplished and versatile artists working today, Twyla Tharp has created groundbreaking work in ballet, modern dance and on Broadway, in addition to her successes in film, television and print. Ms. Tharp has choreographed more than 135 dances, five Hollywood movies and directed and choreographed four Broadway shows. She received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honoree. Her many grants include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In addition to choreographing for her own company Twyla Tharp Dance, she has created dances for The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Miami City Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Tharp’s work first appeared on Broadway in 1980 with When We Were Very Young, followed in 1981 by her collaboration with David Byrne on The Catherine Wheel at the Winter Garden. Her 1985 production of Singin’ in the Rain played at the Gershwin and was followed by an extensive national tour. In 2002, Ms. Tharp’s award-winning dance musical Movin’ Out, set to the music and lyrics of Billy Joel, premiered at the Richard Rodgers, where it ran for three years. A national tour opened in 2004 and also ran for three years. For Movin’ Out, Ms. Tharp received the 2003 Tony Award, the 2003 Astaire Award, the Drama League Award for Sustained Achievement in Musical Theatre and both the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography. For the London production, Ms. Tharp won the Best Choreography (Musical Theatre) Award of the UK’s Critics Circle National Dance Awards 2006. In 2006, Ms. Tharp worked with Bob Dylan’s music and lyrics to create The Times They Are A-Changin’, which played at the Brooks Atkinson. Come Fly Away premiered at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2009 and played at the Marquis Theatre in 2010. In film, Ms. Tharp has collaborated with director Milos Forman on


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Hair in 1978, Ragtime in 1980 and Amadeus in 1984; with Taylor Hackford on White Nights in 1985; and with James Brooks on I’ll Do Anything in 1994. Her television credits include choreographing Sue’s Leg for the inaugural episode of PBS’ “Dance in America”; co-producing and directing “Making Television Dance,” which won the Chicago International Film Festival Award; and directing “The Catherine Wheel” for BBC Television. Ms. Tharp co-directed the television special “Baryshnikov by Tharp,” which won two Emmy Awards as well as the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Director Achievement. In 1992, Ms. Tharp wrote her autobiography, Push Comes to Shove. In 2003, she wrote The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life and in 2009 The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together, both published by Simon and Schuster. Today, Ms. Tharp continues to create. FRANK SINATRA (Vocals) is one of the world’s most recognizable, admired and influential artists of all time, with a vast catalogue of music that is a soundtrack for our lives. Long acclaimed as the world’s greatest performer of popular music, he is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow. More than a singer, he was an actor, recording artist, nightclub and concert star, radio and television personality and, on occasion, producer, director and conductor. A beloved entertainer for six decades, Sinatra earned three Oscars, three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), ten personal Grammys (and a total of 20 for his albums), an Emmy, a Peabody and the Kennedy Center Honors Award. A generous charitable contributor, he was honored with the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, Sinatra was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor and the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian award. Besides recording nearly 1,500 songs, he starred in some 60 motion pictures. Frank Sinatra has been called the most popular entertainer of the 20th century. His popularity and legions of fans around the world span all ages and demographic groups. KIM CRAVEN (Associate Director/ Choreographer) Credits: Come Fly Away (resident director); The Times They Are

A-Changin’ (resident director); Movin’ Out 1st national tour (supervisor) and London production (associate director); Mamma Mia!, 1st national tour and Las Vegas company (dance captain and swing); Swing! 1st national tour (dance captain and principal dancer) and 2nd and 3rd national tours (supervisor); On the Town (dance captain and swing). JAMES YOUMANS (Scenic Design) Broadway credits include: Come Fly Away, West Side Story; Gypsy (Patti Lupone); and Swinging on a Star. Off-Broadway: Matt and Ben; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Jeffrey; Sight Unseen; After Play; The Petrified Prince (dir: Harold Prince), The Swan (Public Theater). National Tours he has designed include: West Side Story, Cinderella, Mickey’s Magic show (Disney Live), Grease, Barry Manilow’s Showstoppers. Regional theaters he has worked at include: The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, Seattle Repertory, The George Street Playhouse. His awards include: Two Telly Awards for The Golf Channel and CSTV, (Studio Set Design) Drama Desk Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Drama Desk Award nominations for Bella, Belle of Byelorussia and The Petrified Prince; a Dramalogue Award for Raised In Captivity at South Coast Rep, The Irne Award for The Shaugraun in Boston, The Robby Award Nomination for Arcadia at South Coast Rep, Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination for The Philadelphia Story at Hartford Stage. Upcoming: The Peony Pavilion (a new musical) in Beijing China and Ether Dome, a new play by his wife Elizabeth Egloff at The Alley Theater in Houston. Website: KATHERINE ROTH (Costume Design) New York: Zooman and The Sign, (Signature Theatre) A Night Sky, (Sam Raiff Productions) Blithe Spirit, A Nervous Smile, The Sugar Syndrome (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Argument (Vineyard Theatre), Sakharam Binder, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran (The Play Company), Happy Days (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (New York Theatre Workshop), Hard Feelings, The Chemistry of Change (Women’s Project), The Model Apartment (Primary Stages), Lorca Project (INTAR Theatre), They Still Mambo in Havana (Bat Theater Company), Tatiana in Color (Pure Orange), and The Loop (Alice’s Fourth Floor). Regional: Come Fly With Me at the


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Alliance Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, Solo Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse, Intiman Theatre, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Huntington Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Center stage, South Coast Repertory, and Magic Theatre. Consulting: Studies costume research and construction for commissioned bronze figures at Monticello and NASCAR Museum, TV/Film: Exiles in New York, “All My Children,” associate designer 1998-2007; (7 Daytime Emmy Nominations for Best Costume Design, 2 statues.) Education: graduate, Yale School of Drama. DONALD HOLDER (Lighting Design) Designed Come Fly Away at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (Broadway) and its Las Vegas incarnation (Sinatra Dance With Me) at the Wynn-Encore. Broadway projects include: Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark, Arcadia, Mother F**ker With The Hat, South Pacific (2008 Tony Award), Promises, Promises, Oleanna, The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Olivier nomination- Lion King London), Ragtime, Movin’ Out, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Gem of The Ocean, A Streetcar Named Desire, Juan Darien (all Tony nominated), The Times They Are A-Changin’, Cyrano de Bergerac, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boy From Oz, many others. Opera: Two Boys: English National Opera, The Magic Flute, NYC Metropolitan Opera, Moby Dick (world premiere): Dallas Opera, Grendel (world premiere): LA Opera and Lincoln Center Festival: NYC, many others. He has designed at resident theatres across the United States. Mr. Holder is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. PETER McBOYLE (Sound Design) Broadway credits include: Come Fly Away and Barrymore (Christopher Plummer). Peter is the Resident Sound Designer for the renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada where he has designed the sound for over 45 productions. He has had the privilege of working with directors and performers such as Des McAnuff, Gary Griffin, Twyla Tharp, John Doyle, Jonathan Miller, Michael Langham, Stafford Arima, Susan H. Schulman, Gene Sacks, David Petrarca, Richard Monette, Brian Bedford,

Christopher Plummer, Amanda Plummer, Brent Carver and Brian Dennehy. Favorite productions include Sinatra Dance With Me in Las Vegas, Come Fly With Me at the Alliance Theatre for which he won a Suzi Award, Orpheus Descending and Medea for Mirvish Productions in Toronto, the award winning musical Fire in Toronto, the world premiere of the new musical The Wrong Son at Canada’s National Arts Centre, the acclaimed production of the musical The House Of Martin Guerre in Toronto and the recent national tour of Legally Blonde. Peter has a Masters degree in Music Technology from McGill University and has taught theatre sound at Ryerson University in Toronto. He lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada with his wife, Meghan, and their daughters, Ella and Beatrice. SAM LUTFIYYA (Original Music Supervisor) 1957-2009. Percussionist:Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, CBC Orchestra, RWB Orchestra. Producer: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Red Rock Diner, Patsy, Hotel Porter, Forever Swing. Music contractor, Music Services International, highlights: Concert artists: Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys, Sigur Ros, Gladys Knight. Tours: N. American: Show Boat, The Full Monty, Dr. Dolittle, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Bombay Dreams, Movin’ Out, Evita, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Cats. Las Vegas: Mamma Mia!, Spamalot, Phantom..., Jersey Boys, The Lion King. Broadway: Swan Lake, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Pirate Queen. DAVE PIERCE (Music Supervisor, Additional Orchestrations and Arrangements) Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Music Direction 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Arranger: Michael Bublé, Drake, Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, Carrie Underwood, kd Lang. Orchestrations: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel, Chicago, Crazy For You. Composer: 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 2011 Arab Games, Queen’s Royal Visit 2005, William and Kate’s Royal Visit 2011, Moscow City Day 2011, Canadian Gemini TV Awards, Calgary Stampede Evening Show (19 years). TALITHA FEHR TL MUSIC INTERNATIONAL (Music Coordinator) was founded by Talitha Fehr in 2010 to carry on the musical contracting traditions of her mentor Sam


WHO’S WHO in the CAST Lutfiyya. Talitha has worked on National tours of Mamma Mia!, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol and Harvey Fierstein, Jesus Christ Superstar starring Ted Neeley, Cats, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chita Rivera A Dancer’s Life, Movin’ Out, and 101 Dalmatians. International and Asian tours of West Side Story, Sound of Music, Swing!, Cinderella, and The King and I. Talitha has also had the privilege of working on Broadway’s The Pirate Queen, pre-production and development of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies. ROB COOKMAN (Music Director, Piano) Most recently, Rob acted as musical director for Legally Blonde the Musical (2nd National Tour.) Other Musical Director credits include: Menopause the Musical (Chicago), Mamma Mia! (2nd National Tour, AMD), Movin’ Out (2nd National Tour), Swing! (Japan Tour) and Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel (bandleader/arranger/composer). Love to his family and his wife, Desiree. CHARLES PIGNONE (Creative Consultant) is a producer and writer. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sinatra Treasures and The Copa. He has produced numerous Sinatra albums including Nothing But the Best and the television special “Sinatra: The Classic Duets.” Pignone has been associated with the Sinatra family for the past 25 years and currently resides in Los Angeles. JOHN M. GALO (Production Stage Manager) has extensive credits on Broadway, regionally and on the road. Favorites include Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, 12 Angry Men, Legends, Movin’ Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Contact. A 35-year member of Actors’ Equity Association, he served on the National Governing Council and as a “Tony” voter. Thanks for your support of live theater!

NEDERLANDER PRESENTATIONS, INC. (Producer) is the production division of the multi-national theatrical entities owned by James M. and James L. Nederlander. The company has been prominent for three generations in the ownership of theatres and the production of distinguished theatrical, concert and dance presentations for nearly 100 years. The Nederlanders have built a national network of theatres including nine Broadway venues in New York: the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander Palace, Richard Rodgers and Neil Simon. Outside of New York, their venues include: The Bank of America Theatre, Ford Center/ Oriental, Auditorium, Cadillac Palace and The Broadway Playhouse (Chicago); The Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC), The Pantages and Greek Theatres (Los Angeles, CA); The Broadway Series at the Civic and Balboa Theatres (San Diego, CA); TCC Music Hall (Tucson, AZ); North Charleston Performing Arts Center (North Charleston, SC); The Grove (Anaheim, CA); The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts (San Jose, CA); and the Aldwych, Adelphi and Dominion Theatres (London, England). The Nederlanders are also prolific producers of theatrical productions with over 100 Broadway and touring productions to their credit. The company has been instrumental in presenting many of Broadway’s most honored and successful shows most notably Annie, Benefactors, Chicago, Copenhagen, La Cage aux Folles, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Legally Blonde, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, Me and My Girl, Movin’ Out, Next to Normal, Noises Off, Peter Pan, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, West Side Story, Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and most recently, the current Broadway hit Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

GREGORY VICTOR (Stage Manager) has stage managed shows on Broadway, OffBroadway and on tour. He has a Masters degree in History. He is the Culture Editor for the website Gregory is a cofounder of the Regroup Theatre Company in New York City, and a proud voting member of the Country Music Association. 13H


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Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Derry Music Company. Teach Me Tonight (Sammy Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. I Cahn and Gene De Paul), ©1954 (renewed), Cahn Music Co. (ASCAP) and The Hub Music Co., Inc. Like to Lead When I Dance written by Sammy (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Cahn Music Co. Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. Copyright © Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc., VAN HEUSEN MUSIC administered by WB Music Corp. That’s Life (Dean Kay, Kelly L. Gordon), UniversalPolygram CORPORATION. I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die Int. Publ., Inc. ©1964, renewed 1992. The Way words and music by Al Hoffman, Walter Kent and Manny Kurtz. Copyright ©1950 (renewed) by Al You Look Tonight (Dorothy Fields and Jerome Hoffman Songs, Inc., Barton Music Corp., Walter Kern). Used by permission of Shapiro, Bernstein Kent Music and Mann Curtis Music Company. I’ve & Co., Inc. o/b/o Aldi Music. Universal Music Publishing. Witchcraft by Carolyn Leigh and Cy Got a Crush On You (George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin), ©1930 (renewed),WB Music Corp. Coleman. Used by permission of Morley Music (ASCAP). Jumpin’ at the Woodside (Count Co. (ASCAP). Yes Sir, That’s My Baby by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn, ©1925 Donaldson Basie and Jon Hendricks), ©1959 (renewed) WB Music Corp. (ASCAP). Lean Baby by Roy Alfred Publishing Co., LLC, and Gilbert Keyes Music and Billy May. Used ENCORE THEATER 12 Company (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Gilbert SINATRA DANCE WITH ME by permission of Keyes Music Company administered by WB Music Morley Music Co. (ASCAP). Learnin’ the Blues Corp. You Make Me Feel So Young (Josef Joe (Dolores “Vicki” Silvers), Barton Music Corp. Myrow and Mack Gordon), ©1946 (renewed), WB Let’s Face the Music and Dance music and lyrics Music Corp. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission. by Irving Berlin. Used by special arrangement with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization on behalf of the Estate of Irving Berlin. Let’s Fall The use of cell phones during the performance in Love by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen ©1933 is prohibited by law by Bourne Co. (ASCAP). Copyright renewed. International copyright secured. Luck Be a Lady The Performing Artists and Staging Personnel by Frank Loesser. Copyright ©1950 (renewed) in this production are represented by the by Frank Music Corp and MPL Communications. AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL Makin’ Whoopee by Walter Donaldson and Gus ARTISTS. Kahn. Donaldson Publishing Co., LLC, and Gilbert The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Keyes Music Company. All rights on behalf of Employees represents technicians, artisans, and Gilbert Keyes Music Company administered by craftspersons in the entertainment industry, WB Music Corp. 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Grand Patron Anonymous Dr. Monique Abner Larry Adams Elizabeth Austin Mr. and Mrs. John M. Barry Dr. and Mrs. Edward S. Baum Mike and Renee Baumbach Ralph and Linda Beck Mark and Louise Bernstein Roy and Amy Bivens Mr. and Mrs. Alan Blumenthal Ray and Peggy Bouley Crandall and Erskine Bowles Tim and Pat Brier Frank Brown James and Sara Buck James Bullock Bret Burquest Jeff and Anne Brady Carlson Nan and Hal Clarke Steve and Elaine Coats Harvey and Muri Corzin Roger and Lori Cuddy Bill and Rose Cummings Joni Davis Ned and Adelaide Davis Amy and Alfred Dawson Alvaro and Donna de Molina James W. Donahue Pepper and Roddey Dowd Mr. and Mrs. James F. Downs


Contributions received from March 16, 2011 through March 16, 2012.

Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and support of the following contributors.

Leadership Gift

2011-12 Broadway Lights Series Sponsor

Signature Gifts

Presenting Sponsor The Blumey Awards

Official Healthcare Provider of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Major Gifts

Preferred Dining Partner of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Preferred Snack Food Provider of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Preferred Caterer of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Foundation Gifts

THE DOCTOR FAMILY FOUNDATION Education Programs and Student Scholarships

The Arts & Science Council supports Blumenthal Performing Arts’ 2012 Fiscal Year budget with a Basic Operating Grant in the amount of $345,401.

Blumenthal Performing Arts receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.


Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and support of the following contributors.

Chairman, CEO, Presidential Partners


Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and support of the following contributors.

Corporate Partners Directing Partner Rodgers Builders

Executive Partner Alston & Bird, LLP Belk, Inc. BlackArch Partners Brixx Wood Fired Pizza-Uptown Ernst & Young LLP

Family Dollar Store Fifth Third Bank, NC Hubbell Consulting, LLC Hunton & Williams, LLP InterCon Building Corporation

K&L Gates, LLP KPMG LLP King & Spalding LLP McGuire Woods LLP Midrex Technologies, Inc.

NUCOR Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP Shaw Group SteelFab, Inc.

Imperial Printing Internetwork Services Inc. Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. KBR Building Group Lincoln Harris

Modular Designs Morningstar Mini-Storage Momentum Construction LLC NASCAR Media Group North Highland Company McGladrey & Pullen LLP

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. Toshiba America Business Solutions

Defease With Ease Design Strategies LLC Dixon Hughes Goodman E.F. Belk & Son, Inc. Ec,a Architecture, PC Elm Engineering Forsythe, Inc. Galvan Industries, Inc. Garmon & Co., Inc. Commerical Flooring Hendrick Construction, Inc. High Performance Technologies, Inc. Hitachi Data Systems Hood Hargett & Associates, Inc.

Hoopaugh Grading Co., LLC IKON Office Systems Karas Hospitality, Inc. KDC LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC (formerly Toler Bly) LITTLE Martin Marietta Materials McNeary, Inc. Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Myers & Chapman, Inc. NASCAR Foundation North Carolina Bank and Trust Reznick Group, P.C. Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.

Rogers Unloading Service Schindler Elevator Corp. Security Forces, Inc. Sprint Stewart Engineering, Inc. Tandus Flooring The Title Company of North Carolina United Mechanical Corporation Velligan Medical Services White Knight Engineered Products Willis Yorel Integrated Solutions, Inc.

Managing Partner Areva NP Inc. BB&T C design Inc. Carolina Tractor Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Direct Source, Inc.

Associate Partner Absolute Fire Control Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine Ashley Furniture HomeStore Aster Group Corporation B.E. Holbrooks Co., Inc. Bailiwick Data Systems, Inc. C.M. Steel, Inc. Carousel Capital Company Charlotte Engineers LLP Charlotte Paint Company, Inc. Chicago Title Insurance Company Choate Construction Co. Cochrane Steel, Inc. Crosland Southeast CSI Leasing, Inc.

Where Charlotte Comes Together! Please contact us for more information on becoming a member. Blumenthal Performing Arts 130 North Tryon St. • Charlotte, NC 28202 • 704.379.1353 •


Contributions received from April 16, 2011 through April 16, 2012.

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Opera Carolina Ignites its Educational Programming


chool students across Mecklenburg County will enjoy up-close encounters with opera when Opera Carolina’s educational touring company, Opera Express, hits the road again this spring, entertaining and enlightening young audiences in more than 30 CharlotteMecklenburg elementary schools, as well as a dozen counties throughout the Carolinas. The engaging cast of locally based opera singers performs the children’s opera, Pinocchio, a modern adaptation of the famous children’s tale set to famous operatic scenes. Online teaching tools and excerpts from the opera are available for teachers and students alike to gain greater insight into the opera art form. Opera Express is designed for K-5 age groups, with study guide activities that address North Carolina Standard Course of Study Standards in English Language Arts and North Carolina Essential Standards in Music and Social Studies. Opera Express has been preserved in recent years by the collective vision of Opera Carolina’s Board of Directors, businesses and individual donors who understand the value and future benefits of early arts education. Responding to the vision, Opera Carolina has created a singular educational funding effort called the Spark Campaign. The campaign seeks to attract both new and sustaining private

support to protect its 40-year history of education programming in CMS, and to secure ongoing funding for Opera Express’s long-term viability. Opera Carolina raised a total of $40,500 from generous individuals and corporate sponsors American Tire Distributors, Deloitte, Husqvarna, K & L Gates, Kilpatrick Stockton, King & Spalding, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., TOA Technologies and Womble Carlyle. These funds supplement a $10,000 grant from the Arts & Science Council. “Opera Carolina is profoundly grateful to these sponsors who have stepped forward to demonstrate such a far-reaching and enduring commitment to arts and education,” said General Director James Meena. “Funding programs like Opera Express allows students from CMS’ diverse neighborhoods to experience live opera in their own schools. Eighty percent of Opera Express performances this spring will be in CMS Focus Schools.” Since 1971, Opera Express has served more than one million children with such favorites as The Billy Goats Gruff, An Aesop Odyssey, Pinocchio, How Nanita Learned to Make Flan, and more. Opera Carolina’s other education programs include The Opera Carolina Academy, Student Night at the Opera, and Master Classes for regional university students.

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Summer at the Symphony


t’s been an exciting year at the Charlotte Symphony, from the cirque-style acrobats in Cirque de la Symphonie to the music of Michael Jackson and audience initiatives such as text voting and onstage seating. The fun’s not over yet, though. There are several exciting programs happening through the end of the season!

works. In a stunning combination of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, four soloists and the Charlotte Symphony, this 200-person ensemble will take your breath away as they sing of heaven and glories beyond mortality. After being transfixed by the piece, Albert Einstein noted to a friend, “I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.”

Digital Artwork world Premiere: May 4, 2012 In a groundbreaking endeavor that combines old and new, aural and visual and blends digital technology with centuries of respected tradition, the Symphony has commissioned a piece of digital artwork by artist Matthew Weinstein that will premier at a May 4 performance. Weinstein’s work is an original animated video to be displayed on a screen suspended above the orchestra. The audience will experience brilliant animation in sync with the hypnotic music of Ravel’s Bolero. Don’t miss this astounding performance that just may redefine the way you think about art.

Summer Pops Begins! June 10, 2012 Outdoor picnics, families, fireworks, fun and great music. A beloved Charlotte summer tradition continues on June 10, when the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops season begins at Symphony Park. Associate Conductor Jacomo Rafael Bairos will lead the first performance, with the crowd-pleasing Albert-George Schram leading all other concerts. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 18. Summer passes for all five concerts are also available for $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at Symphony Park starting at 4 p.m. preceding each performance, and gates to the park open at 5 p.m. Come out to enjoy beautiful symphonic music under the summer stars!

Missa Solemnis: May 11 & 12, 2012 Rather than the Moonlight Sonata or even the 9th Symphony, Beethoven’s famous mass is considered one of his greatest

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Coming attractions!

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something about a parody of the hit LMFAO song “I’m Sexy And I Know It” all about texting.

eturning for their hilarious eighth edition of CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS, the creative team of Mike Collins and Brian Kahn will once again collaborate with area singers, dancers and actors to parody pop-culture, politics, sports and our beloved Queen City.

5. Will he or won’t he? The “he” being former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, who now is running for governor and is a notorious scene-stealer. His past appearances in Squawks suggest he’s got a future in comedy if the political thing doesn’t work out.

Nothing — and we do mean nothing — is sacred. What’s always fun is to guess who or what might be parodied in song and dance this year. Here are eight topics, news stories or people that could get squawked:

6. You can count on a few sports references. Let’s see there’s NFL Rookie of the Year Cam Newton and the Panthers’ dismal season; The NBA lockout, The Bobcats and owner Michael Jordan; and the ongoing battle to bring baseball to uptown Charlotte.

1. The Election. From the presidential race to the upheaval among the county commissioners, politics is always a key source for skewering. 2. The Democratic National Convention. While the convention isn’t until September, the preparations churned up lots of parody fodder.

7. The influx of film and TV shows being filmed in and around the Queen City: “Hunger Games,” “Homeland,” “The Bachelorette,” “Banshee,” etc.

3. Chiquita’s decision to move its headquarters to Charlotte. They have leased offices at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

8. A mention of one or all of these performers: Justin Bieber, Adele, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Madonna or a Kardashian.

4. Technology and the digital age are prime sources. A little bird mentioned

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Olga Kern

Friday, October 7, 2011, 8 pm, Halton Theater

The Sphinx Virtuosi

Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 pm, Halton Theater

The Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Friday, January 27, 2012, 8 pm, Halton Theater

The Vienna Boys’ Choir

Friday, March 16, 2012, 8 pm, Halton Theater

Canadian Brass

Friday, April 20, 2012, 8 pm, Halton Theater

Box Office: 704.330.6534






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The Magnificence of the Organ Saturday, June 9, 2012, 4:00 p.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church 1000 East Morehead Street Charlotte, North Carolina

Concert Program Fanfare (Lemmens) Triumphal March from “Aida” (Verdi) Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Zundel) Processional Rigaudon (Campra) Theme from Titanic (Horner) Introduction to “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (Strauss) Theme from Star Wars Suite (Williams) Hallelujah (Handel) Psalm XIX—The Heavens Declare...(Marcello) Christians, Awake, Salute...(Wainwright) Finale from William Tell Overture (Rossini) Sinfonia from Cantata #29 (Bach) Adagio Cantabile from Sonata #8 (Beethoven) Eternal/Almighty Father, Strong to Save (Dykes) Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) God of Our Fathers (Warren) Finale from Symphony #1 (Vierne) Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)—Arr. Chenaults

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Admission is free; no donations collected.

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COME FLY AWAY plays May 1-6 at Belk Theater in Blumenthal Performing Arts. Tickets, more info:

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