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write the lyrics and send it to them. I picked “The Music of My Soul” since it was the journey of the lead character’s world, the heartbeat of Huey. Now, I talked to them at about noon and I knew 6:30 was my FedEx deadline. I went down to my studio, got the drumbeat, wrote out lyrics, put all the keyboards down, sang it, did the background vocals, burned it on to a CD and FedEx-ed it so he [Joe DiPietro, who wrote the book for MEMPHIS] would have it first thing in the morning.

he Tony®-Award winning MEMPHIS tells the powerful tale of a real-life forbidden love story set in the late ’50s in a Southern city. The songs not only reflect the era and honor the city’s musical legacy, but the music is so good that you’ll find yourself listening to the soundtrack over and over. The man behind the sound is David Bryan, the Tony®- and Grammy®winning composer, songwriter, singer, programmer and founding member of the band Bon Jovi. (He also composed The Toxic Avenger. musical.) A true music lover, as evidenced by his solo album “Lunar Eclipse,” which highlights his blues, jazz, rock and roll and classical background, Bryan has been in the music business for more than 20 years.

Amazing. I guess he liked it. He got it the next morning and couldn’t believe it. Our relationship started there. That song is still in the show. Joe wanted a composer who was a rock ‘n’ roll guy. That guy was me.

How did you get involved in MEMPHIS?

How do you and Joe collaborate to write a song? Do you write the music first? Do you sit down and have an idea?

I’m a songwriter. I just want to write songs, outside of the band, just write for different people. That’s what I was doing for my publisher. Then the agent god came down and gave me the MEMPHIS script. When I was reading it through, I heard the music, what you see today on stage, in my head. So, I just started writing. Then I told them I was also a lyricist and asked if I could mess around with the lyrics. They said to pick a song,

Joe DiPietro and David Bryan at the Tony Awards®.

Yes and yes and yes. There is no standard. I’ll work on stuff or I’ll start some lyrics and he’ll start some lyrics. There’s no real set way. That’s the beauty of collaboration. He and I sit down and we can put out one or two songs a day. We get on the same page pretty quick.

Original Broadway Cast of MEMPHIS. Photo by Joan Marcus

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What will audiences walk away with at the end of MEMPHIS? It’s a gripping story, a moment in America that was an important time of change. We’re never preachy. When you preach something at somebody, it doesn’t come across as strong as when it unfolds and you realize it for yourself. Audiences will walk away feeling positive that the world is a better place because we are smarter every day and learning from our mistakes and there are songs you can walk out singing. How involved are you in the national tour?

Original Broadway Cast of MEMPHIS. Photo by Joan Marcus

Anything that has to do with my work, I’m involved 100%. From the casting of MEMPHIS, to the set design, to the costumes, to fiduciary questions, to theaters, to lighting, auditions, you name it. Our team is a fabulous creative team with great producers, Christopher [Ashley] is a great director, Sergio [Trujillo] is a great choreographer…they’re retooling it for the road, but I’m involved in every inch of it. Are you and Joe [DiPietro] are working on a new musical called “Chasing the Song”? It’s about ’60s songwriters and is still in development. We have about 17 songs written for it. How do you feel about you and Joe being called the modern day Rodgers and Hammerstein? It’s not a bad moniker. We enjoy each other’s work. We enjoy each other’s company. We’re each other’s best critic and we’re not afraid to try something, we give ourselves that freedom.

Chad Kimball and Montego Glover of the Original Broadway Production of MEMPHIS. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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cast The Jets Action........................................................................................................................................Jon DrAke Anybodys .....................................................................................................AlexAnDrA Frohlinger A-rab ............................................................................................................................... ClAy Thomson Baby John...................................................................................................................ChrisTopher riCe Big Deal ..............................................................................................................................nAThAn keen Diesel ................................................................................................................................ CAsey gArvin graziella ................................................................................................................. krisTen pAuliCelli hotsie ............................................................................................................................. kirsTin TuCker mugsy .............................................................................................................................JessiCA sWesey riff ...................................................................................................................................... DreW FosTer snowboy ........................................................................................................................hArris milgrim Tony .....................................................................................................................................ross lekiTes velma .........................................................................................................................ChrisTie porTerA Zaza ....................................................................................................................................... lAurA irion The Sharks Alicia .............................................................................................................................. AliCiA ChArles Anita....................................................................................................................... miChelle ArAvenA Bebecita................................................................................................................................ DAni spieler Bernardo................................................................................................................... germAn sAnTiAgo Bolo ..............................................................................................................................JeFFrey C. sousA Chino ....................................................................................................................................... JAy gArCiA Consuela......................................................................................................................lori Ann Ferreri Federico..........................................................................................................eriC AnThony Johnson Fernanda.................................................................................................................kAThryn lin TerZA inca....................................................................................................................... DeAn AnDre de lunA maria .......................................................................................................................................... evy orTiZ pepe ........................................................................................................................miChAel sCirroTTo rosalia................................................................................................................................giZel JimeneZ Tio ...........................................................................................WAlDemAr Quinones-villAnuevA The Adults Doc .................................................................................................................................. John o’CreAgh glad hand ..................................................................................................................... sTephen DerosA krupke.................................................................................................................................. WAlly Dunn lt. schrank .......................................................................................................................... mike BolAnD

EnsEmblE AliCiA ChArles, eriC AnThony Johnson, DeAn AnDre de lunA, lori Ann Ferreri, lAurA irion, krisTen pAuliCelli, ChrisTie porTerA, WAlDemAr Quinones-villAnuevA, miChAel sCirroTTo, JeFFrey C. sousA, DAni spieler, JessiCA sWesey, kAThryn lin TerZA, kirsTin TuCker

swings lAuryn CiArDullo, ryAn ghysels, niCole hellmAn, Tim hAusmAnn, ThAyne JAsperson, pATriCk orTiZ, AlexAnDrA BlAke reDeliCo, kirsTin TuCker

UnDERsTUDiEs Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance For Action—Tim hausmann, nathan keen; for Anita—Alicia Charles, lori Ann Ferreri; for Anybodys—lauryn Ciardullo, laura irion, kirstin Tucker; for A-rab—ryan ghysels, Thayne Jasperson, eric Anthony Johnson; for Baby John—ryan ghysels, Thayne Jasperson, eric Anthony Johnson; for Bernardo—Waldemar Quinones-villanueva, michael scirrotto, Jeffrey C. sousa; for Big Deal—Casey garvin, Thayne Jasperson; for Chino—Dean Andre de luna, Waldemar Quinones-villanueva; for Consuela—Alicia Charles, Dani spieler; for Diesel—ryan ghysels, Tim hausmann; for Doc—stephen Derosa, Wally Dunn; for Fernanda—lauryn Ciardullo, kirstin Tucker; for Glad Hand—Wally Dunn, John o’Creagh; for Krupke—stephen Derosa; for Lt. Schrank—stephen Derosa, Wally Dunn; for Maria—lauryn Ciardullo, kathryn lin Terza; for Riff—Casey garvin, nathan keen; for Rosalia—lauryn Ciardullo, kirstin Tucker; for Snowboy—ryan ghysels, Tim hausmann; for Tony—harris milgrim, Christopher rice Dance Captain—ryan ghysels; Assistant Dance Captain—kirstin Tucker; Fight Captain—nathan keen 13A


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ACT i scene 1: The neighborhood “prologue”.................................................................................................. The sharks and the Jets “Jet song” ..............................................................................................................riff and the Jets scene 2: outside Doc’s Drugstore “something’s Coming” ............................................................................................................Tony scene 3: Bridal shop scene 4: The gym “Dance at the gym” ......................................................................................................... Company “maria” ....................................................................................................................................Tony scene 5: Alleyways “Tonight” ............................................................................................................... Tony and maria “America” ....................................................................................... Anita, rosalia and shark girls scene 6: The Drugstore “Cool” ..................................................................................................riff, Jet Boys and Jet girls scene 7: Bridal shop “one hand, one heart” ......................................................................................... Tony and maria scene 8: The neighborhood “Tonight” (Quintet).......................................................................................................... Company scene 9: under the highway “The rumble”

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ACT ii scene 1: maria’s Bedroom “i Feel pretty” (“me siento hermosa”) ............................ maria, rosalia, Consuela and Fernanda “somewhere” ..................................................................... Anybodys, Tony, maria and Company scene 2: The neighborhood “gee, officer krupke” ...................................................................................... Action and the Jets scene 3: maria’s Bedroom “A Boy like That”/“i have a love” .....................................................................Anita and maria scene 4: The Drugstore scene 5: The Cellar scene 6: The neighborhood

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WHO’s WHO in tHe cast Ross lEkiTEs (Tony). Tours: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph). regional: The Full Monty (malcolm) WvpT, Joseph…Dreamcoat (u/s Joseph) ToTs, Jesus Christ Superstar, South Pacific. Film: Walking to Maryland. B.A. point park university. Thanks to my family, friends, amazing mom and beautiful mandy for all of their love and support. EVY oRTiZ (Maria) is thrilled to be playing her dream role! off Broadway: The Fantasticks (luisa, The mute). regional: A Funny Thing… Forum (philia), The Seagull (masha). BA in Theatre, pace university. mA in vocal performance, new york university. Thank you to Dulcie, Barry, margaret, Dan, Brian and all her family and friends back home in ny. love to mom and Chris. www.evyortiz.com. miChEllE ARAVEnA (Anita). Broadway: A Chorus Line (2006), Jersey Boys. Tours: Mamma Mia! (sophie), Les Misérables (Fantine u/s), Steel Pier (Bette), Jersey Boys (Chicago). other: First Wives Club (Brenda u/s) old globe, West Side Story (Anita) Walnut street, Pajama Game (gladys) Arizona Theater, Peter Pan (Tigerlily) ATl. Cast recordings: ACL (2006). mDnJ—its all for you! michellearavena.com. DREw FosTER (Riff). 1st nat’l West Side Story (Action). Favorite nyC/regional: Amadeus, Arcadia, Bach At Leipzig, Cats, Episcoene (opp. F. murray Abraham), Follies, Henry IV, Othello, Rabbit Hole, Scapin, The Goat…, Winter’s Tale. Five seasons w/Asolo rep, Cherry lane, Florida studio, red Bull Theater, The public, shakespeare santa Cruz. education: Juilliard. special Thanks, Amelia p & scott e. gERmAn sAnTiAgo (Bernardo). original l.A. cast/recording of Little Fish (John paul); Disney’s Aladdin (Aladdin), other regional: West Side Story (pepe), Fiddler (Avram), Evita, South Pacific and The Music Man. Film: Every Little Step. Tv: “medium,” “The Tonight show with Jay leno,” “The revenge” and Telemundo’s “la ley Del silencio.” Thanks to mi Familia ibarra, kli, rickie, and leslie.

mikE bolAnD (Schrank). national tours: Twelve Angry Men. off-Broadway: Orphans’ Home Cycle. regional: hartford stage, long Wharf, Theaterworks, virginia stage. Tv/Film: “rubicon,” Bobby Dogs. sTEphEn DeRosA (Glad Hand; u/s Schrank, Krupke, Doc). Broadway: Hairspray, Into the Woods, Twentieth Century, The Man Who Came to Dinner. off-Broadway: Love’s Fire, Irma Vep. Tv: “Boardwalk empire” and more. Jon DRAkE (Action), a native mississippian and former principal ballet dancer, makes his musical theater debut with WSS. Thanks to friends, family, teachers and god. enjoy the show! wAllY DUnn (Krupke, u/s Doc, Glad Hand, Schrank). Broadway: Spamalot, Gypsy, One Mo’ Time, Master Class. national Tours: Spamalot, All Shook Up. Film: School of Rock and more. mD. equity member since 1987. AlExAnDRA FRohlingER (Anybodys). Dream role! B.F.A. m.T. Boston Conservatory. royal Winnipeg Ballet school. Favorites: maureen, Rent; nickie, Sweet Charity. Baseball night, Boston pops. Thanks family, BoCo, stuart howard Casting, stewart Talent.www.alexandrafrohlinger.com. JAY gARCiA (Chino). Credits: Legally Blonde, Altar Boyz, Avenue Q, Venice, Street Lights, Blue’s Clues Live, Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular, A Few Good Men. CAsEY gARVin (Diesel, u/s Big Deal, Riff). Broadway tour debut! numerous off Broadway, regional, Tv and film credits. Favorite roles: ren (Footloose), link (Hairspray), and Chad (All Shook Up). For my family. nAThAn kEEn (Big Deal; u/s Action, Riff). Broadway: Les Miserables. national tours: Ragtime, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast. Thanks to the creative team, sh entertainment, friends and family. strength & honor! hARRis milgRim (Snowboy, u/s Tony) is thrilled to be part of this wonderful company.

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WHO’s WHO in the cast Thank you to my teachers, friends and family. BFA Florida state university. proud AeA. John o’CREAgh (Doc; u/s Glad Hand) has appeared in “law & order: svu,” “life on mars,” “kidnapped” and the hBo series “John Adams.” John lives in manhattan with his beautiful wife, mary.

world tour), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (goodspeed/ToTs), Into the Woods, Fiddler, holland America Cruise lines, Tokyo Disneyseas. l.A. native, usC graduate. Tim hAUsmAnn (Swing, u/s Action, Snowboy, Diesel) comes directly from the Broadway company of WSS. much love to his family and friends. For mi mamá and daddy-o.

ChRisTophER RiCE (Baby John, u/s Tony). Broadway Tour Debut! Favorites: Rent (mark), A Chorus Line (4x). BFA university of oklahoma. Thanks to god, Family, friends, the WSS team and Bloc! www.Christopherriceonline.com.

niColE hEllmAn (Swing). national Tour Debut: West Side Story. Credits: West Side Story international Tour. Thanks to msA, WSS Creative Team, mom, Dad, family and friends.

ClAY Thomson (A-rab) is thrilled to join the WSS family! nat’l Tour: Oliver! Currently receiving a BFA in musical Theatre from pennsylvania state university. Thanks to his incredible family!

lAURA iRion (Zaza, u/s Anybodys) is overjoyed to be here! regional: Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Footloose. BFA: umich. love and thanks to her parents, Angie, WSS team, lisa, paul, and friends!

AliCiA ChARlEs (Alicia; u/s Anita, Consuela). nat’l Tour: High School Musical. regional: TuTs, ToTs, Casa manana, paper mill. BA Dance/musical Theatre: marymount manhattan College. Thanks to the entire Wss team. For mom and Dad, gracias por todo!

ThAYnE JAspERson (Swing, u/s A-rab, Baby John, Big Deal). Tours: So You Think You Can Dance, Oz (scarecrow). Film/ Tv: “syTyCD,” “high school musical,” “hsm 2,” mTv’s “American mall.” other: Footloose (ren), Tarzan (Tarzan u/s), Cats (mungoJerrie).

lAURYn CiARDUllo (Swing; u/s Anybodys, Fernanda, Maria, Rosalia). national Tours: A Chorus Line (swing), The Wedding Singer (holly), The Wizard of Oz. All my gratitude to The mine, paul hardt, family and friends. All my love to philip. DEAn AnDRE de lUnA (Inca; u/s Chino). Broadway: WSS. regional: High School Musical. Tours: WSS international tour. Television: “Barney & Friends.” special thanks: god, family, friends, adventures, Joey, paul, stuart howard Casting. loRi Ann FERRERi (Consuela; u/s Anita). Thrilled to be here! Broadway/Tour: Wicked, Aida, Footloose. other: la scala opera house, goodspeed, north shore, City Center, national commercials/industrials. endless thanks to my family. RYAn ghYsEls (Swing; Dance Captain; u/s A-rab, Baby John, Diesel, Snowboy). West Side Story (West end/50th anniversary

giZEl JimEnEZ (Rosalia) is a recent graduate of the B.F.A. program at the new World school of the Arts. she is extremely honored and excited to join the WSS company. ERiC AnThonY Johnson (Frederico, u/s Baby John, A-Rab). national Tour debut! BFA Boston Conservatory. regional: Cabaret and The Donkey Show at the A.r.T. infinite thanks to the WSS team, friends, emily, mom and Dad. pATRiCk oRTiZ (Swing). Broadway: West Side Story (indio/Chino u/s). regional: Bat Boy (rick Taylor). Concerts: reba, steve miller Band. m.T. BFA at CsuF. Thank you mi familia y Dios! kRisTEn pAUliCElli (Graziella) is honored to be in WSS! Credits: A Chorus Line (first nat’l tour), louise in Carousel (WsT, BsC), Wendy in Peter Pan (WsT). This one’s for grandpa. ChRisTiE poRTERA (Velma, Onstage Sharks Swing) stepped out of ny’s laguardia

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WHO’s WHO in the cast h.s. and into the cast of WSS. much love to my beans, especially mom & Dad. wAlDEmAR QUinonEs-VillAnUEVA (Tio, u/s Bernardo, Chino). 100% Boricua! Credits: WSS Broadway/ european tour, Ballet hispanico, Ballet Concierto, marc Anthony, Celia Cruz, olga Tanon and for pope John paul ii. Billboards, grammys, ms. universe. AlExAnDRA blAkE REDEliCo (Swing). Tours: West Side Story international. regional: Swing! The Musical. This is Alexandra’s first national tour, and she’s looking forward to new adventures. Thanks fam. asq. miChAEl sCiRRoTTo (Pepe; u/s Bernardo). ny: Camelot (lincoln Center). Tours: A Chorus Line (first national). other: On The Town, Evita, Cats, Sailaway. graduate: Dreyfoos s.o.A. and new World s.o.A. For Dad. JEFFREY C. soUsA (Bolo; u/s Bernardo). Waterbury, Conn.; Jeffrey graduated from The university of the Arts. Training includes slJ, lines Ballet, ABT, hubbard street and earl mosley’s institute of the Arts. DAni spiElER (Bebecita; u/s Consuela). Broadway: Legally Blonde. Film/Web series: That’s What She Said, The Battery’s Down. regional: paper mill, TuTs, goodspeed. BFA: umich. Thanks: family, friends, hCA & the Wss team. ymBJ! JEssiCA swEsEY (Mugsy, Jet Girl). Credits include hBo’s “Boardwalk empire,” Radio City Christmas Spectacular, vidal sasson commercials and Tokyo Disney. much love and thanks to family, friends and teachers. kAThRYn lin TERZA (Fernanda; u/s Maria) is extremely grateful and excited to be performing in her favorite show! many thanks to WSS team and CTg. much appreciation and love to mom and Dad. www.kathrynlinterza.com. kiRsTin TUCkER (Hotsie; Onstage Swing; u/s Anybodys, Fernanda, Rosalia). national Tour: A Chorus Line (Bebe, u/s Diana). Thanks to god, sh Casting, and family and friends for all their love and support! kirstintucker.com.

ARThUR lAUREnTs (Book, Director). his first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. his newest plays are A Key Change and Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are, starring shirley knight and Alison Fraser. These came right on the heels of his New Year’s Eve starring marlo Thomas and keith Carradine at his favorite theatre, the george street playhouse in new Brunswick. he wrote his first musical, West Side Story, in 1957, followed by Gypsy and others. his first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others including Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. his own play, Invitation to a March in 1960, was the first of several he directed. I Can Get It for You Wholesale in 1961 was the first musical he directed, followed by others including La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy with Angela lansbury, then Tyne Daly and most recently, patti lupone. in 2000, he wrote a memoir, Original Story By. his latest book, Mainly on Directing: West Side Story, Gypsy, and Other Musicals, was published in march 2009. his posthumous memoir The Rest of the Story is currently slated for publication in 2012. lEonARD bERnsTEin (Music) (1918– 1990). Composer, conductor, author, teacher and recording artist, Bernstein transformed the way Americans and people everywhere hear and appreciate music. A few of his many compositions include the symphonies Jeremiah and The Age of Anxiety, the theatre piece Mass, Chichester Psalms, Divertimento, the film score for On the Waterfront, the ballets Fancy Free and Facsimile and the operas Trouble in Tahiti and A Quiet Place. he was music director of the new york philharmonic from 1958 to 1969 and, over his lifetime, conducted many of the major orchestras of the world. his Broadway musicals include Wonderful Town, Candide, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the immensely popular West Side Story. sTEphEn sonDhEim (Lyrics) wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday

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WHO’s WHO in the cast in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Assassins, Passion and Road Show as well as lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy, Do I Hear a Waltz? and additional lyrics for Candide. Side by Side by Sondheim, Marry Me a Little, You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow, Putting It Together and Sondheim on Sondheim are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist. For films, he composed the score of Stavisky, background music for Reds and songs for Dick Tracy and the television production “evening primrose.” he co-authored the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away With Murder. mr. sondheim is on the council of the Dramatists guild, having served as its president from 1973 to 1981. JERomE Robbins (Choreography) is worldrenowned for his work as a choreographer of ballets as well as his work as a director and choreographer in theatre, movies and television. his Broadway shows include On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call Me Madam and Fiddler on the Roof. his last Broadway production in 1989, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, won six Tony Awards including Best musical and Best Director. Among the more than 60 ballets he created are Fancy Free; Afternoon of a Faun; The Concert; Dances at a Gathering; In the Night; In G Major; Other Dances; Glass Pieces; and Ives, Songs, which are in the repertories of newyork City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. his last ballets include A Suite of Dances created for mikhail Baryshnikov (1994), 2 & 3 Part Inventions (1994), West Side Story Suite (1995) and Brandenburg (1996). in addition to two Academy Awards for the film West Side Story, mr. robbins received four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, two emmy Awards, the screen Directors guild Award and the new york Drama Critics Circle Award. he was a 1981 kennedy Center honors recipient and was awarded the French Chevalier dans l’ordre national de la legion d’honneur. mr. robbins died in 1998. DAViD sAinT (Director) is the Artistic Director of The george street playhouse in new Brunswick, new Jersey, where in the past twelve years he has directed 25 mainstage productions, including seven premieres by Arthur laurents, most recently New Year’s Eve starring marlo Thomas and keith Carradine. notable

productions under his tenure include the richard rodgers Award-winning The Spitfire Grill, outer Critics Circle Award-winning The Toxic Avenger, Anne meara’s Down the Garden Paths with eli Wallach, Creating Claire by Tony winner Joe Dipietro and the next stage Festival where shows like Proof originated. he has directed on and off Broadway and around the country working with such artists as Jonathan larson, A.r.gurney, Jack klugman, holly hunter, Bea Arthur, Aaron sorkin, sandy Duncan and paul rudd and at such theatres as manhattan Theatre Club, playwrights horizons and seattle rep. Awards: Alan schneider Award, helen hayes Award, l.A. Drama Critics Award and several Dramalogue Awards. JoEY mcknEElY (Reproduction Choreographer) first was introduced to West Side Story by mr. robbins himself when he danced in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. he was then chosen to direct and reproduce his choreography for West Side Story at la scala opera house, his directorial debut. his productions of West Side Story have been produced throughout the world, including the Chatelet in paris and the sadler’s Wells Theatre in london (olivier nom., Best musical revival). on Broadway, Joey’s choreographic debut was Smokey Joe’s Cafe, followed by The Life, Twelfth Night at lincoln Center, The Wild Party and The Boy From Oz starring hugh Jackman. he has earned two Tony Award nominations, two outer Critics Circle nominations, an nAACp image Award and an l.A. ovation Award. he has also directed/choreographed u.s. national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, Crazy for You and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. in addition, he directed The Beautiful Game in Tokyo, Japan. Feature film choreography: IQ and Zoolander. pATRiCk VACCARiEllo (Music Supervisor) Currently: music supervisor/Conductor West Side Story on Broadway. Broadway: Come Fly Away, Lend Me A Tenor, Gypsy (lupone), A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Gypsy (peters), Cabaret, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Victor/Victoria, Joseph… Dreamcoat, Cats, Take Me Along. he conducted The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber worldwide, including at Beijing’s great hall of the people. he’s

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WHO’s WHO in the cast also conducted at Carnegie hall, radio City music hall, City Center and the kennedy Center. John o’nEill (Music Director) was most recently music director for the national tour of A Chorus Line. Broadway and off-Broadway: A Chorus Line, Curtains, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jacques Brel…. Tours: Cabaret, The Rockettes, Grease, Forever Plaid. John has been on the faculty of The Julliard school and rutgers university. JAmEs YoUmAns (Scenic Design). Broadway: Gypsy (patti lupone), Swinging on a Star. off-Broadway: Matt and Ben, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jeffrey, Sight Unseen, AfterPlay, The Petrified Prince (dir. harold prince), The Swan (public Theater), Raised in Captivity (nicky silver). other: randy newman’s Faust (la Jolla playhouse), The Bozwell Sisters (old globe), Cinderella (national tour), 1776 (guthrie). upcoming: Creature From the Black Lagoon (universal studios hollywood); New Year’s Eve (Arthur laurents), george street playhouse. love to liz and the kids. DAViD C. woolARD (Costume Design). Broadway: Dividing the Estate, The Farnsworth Invention, Old Acquaintances, Ring of Fire, All Shook Up, 700 Sundays, The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show (2001 Tony Award nomination), Voices in the Dark, The Who’s Tommy (1993 Tony and olivier award nominations), Bells Are Ringing, Marlene, Wait Until Dark, horton Foote’s The Young Man From Atlanta, Damn Yankees and A Few Good Men. howEll binklEY (Lighting Design) is honored to be collaborating once again with mr. laurents, after having worked on Gypsy with patti lupone. Broadway works include: Lombardi, Memphis, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Award winner), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Minnelli on Minnelli, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 olivier Award winner) and How to Succeed.... parsons Dance (cofounder), Joffrey Ballet (Billboards), Alvin Ailey, momix and the kennedy Center’s sondheim Celebration. Fivetime helen hayes Award recipient.

DAn mosEs sChREiER (Sound Design). Broadway: Merchant of Venice starring Al pacino; A Little Night Music; Sondheim on Sondheim; Gypsy; A Catered Affair; Radio Golf; Sweeney Todd; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Gem of the Ocean; Pacific Overtures; Assassins; Into the Woods; Topdog/ Underdog; The Tempest; Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in’da Funk. off-Broadway: Road Show, Floyd Collins, others. Awards: three Drama Desk Awards, an obie Award for sustained excellence and three Tony nominations. www.myspace. com/danmosesschreiermusic. mARk ADAm RAmpmEYER (Hair Design) is thrilled to be a part of this exciting production. Favorite projects include The Farnsworth Invention starring hank Azaria, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore with olympia Dukakis, Chasing Manet with Jane Alexander, and The Importance of Being Earnest with lynn redgrave. he is the resident designer for the John W. engeman Theater on long island. Thank you to all who continue to support him on this journey. *peep* sTUART howARD CAsTing (Casting). stuart howard, Amy schecter and paul hardt have cast hundreds of shows over the past 25 years in the u.s., Canada and great Britain. Among their favorites are Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, the pulitzer prize and Tony Award-winning August: Osage County, the original production of La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy starring Tyne Daly. lin-mAnUEl miRAnDA (Translations) is the creator-composer-lyricist of In the Heights, winner of four Tony Awards including Best musical, Best score and recipient of a Best leading Actor nomination for his performance as usnavi. other credits: stephen schwartz’ Working (contributing composer), Freestyle Love Supreme (cofounder/performer). Tv/Film: “The electric Company,” “sesame street,” “The sopranos.” he is honored to work with three of his heroes on this production: Arthur laurents, stephen sondheim and luis miranda. ThE ChARloTTE wilCox CompAnY (General Manager) has managed more than 70

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WHO’s WHO in the cast productions. upcoming: Elf, Wonderland; recent: Come Fly Away, West Side Story, Grease, [title of show], Cyrano, Drowsy Chaperone, Times They Are-A-Changin’, Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bombay Dreams, Full Monty, Ragtime, Jesus Christ Superstar, On The Waterfront, Damn Yankees, Canton Acrobats and The peking opera. miChAEl kEllER (Music Coordinator). music Coordination for Broadway: American Idiot, The Addams Family, Million Dollar Quartet, Fela, Memphis, Next To Normal, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Lion King; Barbra streisand concerts (1994–2007). pamela, Zachary and Alexis make it all worthwhile. bRiAn lYnCh (Theatretech, Inc.). production manager/Technical supervisor. Currently represented on Broadway and on tour with productions of West Side Story and In The Heights. other credits include Rent, Avenue Q, Ragtime, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Baz luhrmann’s La Boheme, The Drowsy Chaperone, High Fidelity, The Odd Couple, Movin’ Out, Contact, Title of Show, Side Show, De La Guarda and Riverdance. ERiC spRosTY (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Fosse. national tours: Spring Awakening, The Drowsy Chaperone, Movin’ Out, Contact. regional credits: stage manager of more than 75 productions. highlights: ten seasons at pittsburgh Civic light opera, three seasons at paper mill playhouse including Follies and the pBs “great performances” Crazy For You. AnDREA CibElli (Stage Manager). Tours: Spring Awakening, White Christmas. regional: Hairspray, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Full Monty, Steel Magnolias, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Nutcracker (paper mill playhouse), Dreamgirls (ToTs). other credits include Broadway Asia, lincoln Center Festival, Jazz at lincoln Center. gAil p. lUnA (Assistant Stage Manager). glimmerglass Festival, Victoria’s Secret 2010 Fashion Show, Broadway; Disney’s Mary Poppins, Lion King, Thoroughly Modern Millie

and Smokey Joe’s Café, The lena horne Awards, The Actor’s Fund of America, and the inner Circle event for mayor Bloomberg. kEVin mcCollUm (Producer) won Tony Awards for Best musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004) and Rent (1996), which also won the pulitzer prize for Drama and was made into a major motion picture. mr. mcCollum also produced The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), winner of five Tony Awards; Baz luhrmann’s Broadway production of puccini’s La Bohème (2002), which won two Tony Awards; High Fidelity (2006); [title of show] (2008); the debut stage productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; and the off-Broadway hit De La Guarda. JAmEs l. nEDERlAnDER (Producer) president of the nederlander organization, son of James m. nederlander (Chairman), he is the third generation of a family known for owning and operating theatres around the world as well as their theatrical productions, cultural presentations and popular music attractions. Current productions include West Side Story, The Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family and Next to Normal. upcoming productions include a live show with magician David Blaine. JEFFREY sEllER (Producer) is the winner of three Tony Awards for Best musical: Rent (1996), which also won the pulitzer prize for Drama; Avenue Q (2004); and In the Heights (2008). Jeffrey has also produced and/or developed De La Guarda (1998), Andrew lippa’s The Wild Party (2000), Baz luhrmann’s production of puccini’s La Bohème (2002) and High Fidelity (2006). Jeffrey is a graduate of the university of michigan. TERRY AllEn kRAmER (Producer). incomplete listing: I Love My Wife, Sugar Babies, Me and My Girl; Tonys 2002 The Goat; 2003 Movin’ Out, Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage Aux Folles, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cyrano, Dirty Dancing, West Side Story, Addams Family, Come Fly Away, Race, Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST SANDER JACOBS (Producer). Most recent success includes the Broadway and national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights and the Broadway production of West Side Story. Mr. Jacobs has served as a coproducer and/or major investor for numerous Broadway, national and international productions, including Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Grand Hotel and Follies.

Musical, A Chorus Line (2002), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2000). BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (Producer) is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities. Current Broadway productions include Promises, Promises and Million Dollar Quartet. Touring productions: Dreamgirls and Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live.

ROY FURMAN (Producer). Recent productions include The Addams Family, Spamalot (Tony Award), Gypsy, The Color Purple, The History Boys (Tony Award), Legally Blonde. Mr. Furman co-founded the investment firm Furman Selz and is currently vice chairman of Jefferies & Co., and vice chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

LAMS PRODUCTIONS (Associate Producer) is a NY-based production company founded by Tony nominated producers Bradley Reynolds and David Siesko. West Side Story marks their second Broadway endeavor beginning with [title of show] and followed by the revival of Ragtime. They are investors in Avenue Q and In the Heights and are currently involved with the upcoming Minsky’s.

JILL FURMAN WILLIS (Producer) won a 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical for In the Heights. On Broadway, Jill produced The Drowsy Chaperone and associate produced Sly Fox and Fortune’s Fool. Other productions include On the Line, Adult Entertainment and Freestyle Love Supreme. She is on the board of MCC Theater.

ALLIED LIvE (Press Representative) is a fullservice marketing and advertising agency representing Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions, and experiential entertainment entities. Clients include: Billy Elliot, Hair, West Side Story, In The Heights, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cirque du Soleil, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Hollywood & Highland Center. www.alliedlive.com.

ROBYN GOODMAN and WALT GROSSMAN (Producer) partnered on two Tony Awardwinning musicals: Avenue Q (2004), In the Heights (2008). They also partnered on American Idiot and the long-running off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz. Robyn co-founded the Second Stage Theatre and currently produces through Aged in Wood Productions. She is also artistic consultant to Roundabout Theatre Company. Walt is an active private investor.

STAFF FOR WEst sidE story GENERAL MANAGEMENT THE CHARLOTTE WILCOX COMPANY Charlotte W. Wilcox Seth Marquette Matthew W. Krawiec Dina S. Friedler Steve Supeck Margaret Wilcox Stephen Donovan

HAL LUFTIG (Producer) and partners Yasu Kawana and Warren Trepp are proud to be part of this historic production. Together they have produced Legally Blonde the Musical around the world. Upcoming Broadway projects include Catch Me If You Can (Spring 2011) and a revival of Evita (Spring 2012).

GENERAL PRESS REPRESENTATIVE Allied Live, LLC Laura Matalon Tanya Grubich Jennifer Gallagher Sarah Dahlberg COMPANY MANAGER Denny Daniello

ROY MILLER (Producer). Broadway: The Pee-wee Herman Show, West Side Story (2009), Ragtime (2009), [title of show], The Drowsy Chaperone (five 2006 Tony Awards), Mark Twain’s Is He Dead?, High Fidelity, I’m Not Rappaport (2002). Tour: A Christmas Story the

Assistant Company Manager Andrew Terlizzi TOUR DIRECTION The Booking Group Meredith Blair, Kara Gebhart www.thebookinggroup.com

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST CASTING STUART HOWARD ASSOCIATES, LTD. Stuart Howard Amy Schecter Paul Hardt PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER ....... Eric Sprosty Stage Manager .................................... Andrea Cibelli Assistant Stage Manager ......................... Gail P. Luna Assistant to the Original Director ................Isaac Klein Assistant to the Director ..................... Michael Mastro Associate Choreographer ............... Jacqueline Scafidi Assistant to Mssrs. McCollum & Seller ........Kaitlin Fine Assistant to Mr. Nederlander .................Susan Sunday Fight Director ............................................ Ron Piretti Associate Scenic Designer ................... Jerome Martin Associate Costume Designer ................... Daryl Stone Associate Lighting Designer .................... Ryan O’Gara Associate Sound Designer ..................... David Bullard Associate Hair Designer.............................. J. Bullock Production Carpenter ................................Chris Kluth Production Electrician .........................Keith Buchanan Production Properties Supervisor ....... George Wagner Moving Light Programmer ..........................David Arch Head Carpenter...................................... Billy Kimbley Assistant Carpenter .............................. Collier Woods Flyman .....................................Brent Squatch Jahnke Automation ........................................Andrew Sullivan Advance Carpenter ................................Cory Schmidt Head Electrician ................................ Trevor Maynard Assistant Electrician ............................ Rose Nuchims Front Light Electrician ....................... Dena L. Borders Advance Electrician ............................. Randy Anetsky Head Properties ...................................Robert Uzabel Assistant Properties .............................. Tom Jeffords Head Sound ............................................. Dillon Cody Assistant Sound ................................Daniel Scheivert Wardrobe Supervisor ............................... Donna Peck Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor..............Eugene Lauze Hair Supervisor ........................................ Debra Parr Assistant Hair Supervisor ........................ Shon Harper Synthesizer Programmer ....................... Randy Cohen Production Assistants ... Mitchell B. Hodges, Mark A. Stys Production Assistants to the Costume Designer……Thomas Charles LeGalley & Amanda Seymour Language Consultants ................................ Ben Furey Desiree Rodriguez Legal Counsel .................. Levine, Plotkin & Menin LLP Accountants.................. FK Partners LLP/Robert Fried Controller ..................... Galbraith & Co./Heather Allen Website ......... SpotCo/Sarah Fitzpatrick, Matt Wilstein, Marc Mettler Production Photography..........................Joan Marcus Banking ...............City National Bank/Stephanie Dalton Payroll Service ......................Castellana Services, Inc. Merchandise....................... Creative Goods/Mike D’Arcy, Pete Milano, Karen Williamson Insurance Consultant ....Stockbridge Risk Management Insurance Broker ........................D.R. Reiff Associates Information Management Services... Marion Finkler Taylor

Travel Services .......................Tzell Travel/Andi Henig Hotel Booking ....... Road Rebel Entertainment Touring/ Jennifer Barthell, Lily McGuire, Christopher Zeng Physical Therapy .. NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy, Inc. Katrina Van Ostrand, DPT Thomas Meyers, MD CREDITS Scenery by Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc.; Costumes by Tricorne Inc., Barbara Matera Ltd., Eric Winterling Inc., Timberlake Studios Inc., Giliberto Designs Inc., Beckenstein Men’s Fabrics Inc. Custom Knitwear by Maria Ficalora Knitwear Ltd. Footwear by JC Theatrical & Custom Footwear Inc., Capezio. Millinery by Arnold S. Levine Inc. Undergarments by Bra*Tenders. Costume ageing and distressing by Hochi Asiatico Studio. Accessories by David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear New York. Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting. Sound equipment from PRG Sound. Mannequins and sewing machine provided by Fox Sewing Machines, New York, NY. Cigarette lighters courtesy of Zippo Lighters. Certain props constructed by John Creech Design and Production, Brooklyn, NY. Doc’s window and interior shelves set dressing provided by Ann Pinkus, Monmouth Antiques, Red Bank, NJ. Natural herb cough drops courtesy of Ricola USA, Inc. Piano provided by Yamaha

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Makeup Provided By M.A.C.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

This production is produced by a member of the League of American Theatres and Producers in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.


starring

LORETTA SWIT

("M*A*S*H" & "THE LOVE BOAT")

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E.F. Belk & Son, Inc. Ec,a Architecture, PC Elm Engineering Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc. Galvan Industries, Inc. Garmon & Co., Inc. Commerical Flooring Hendrick Construction, Inc. Herlocker Mechanical Systems, Inc. High Performance Technologies, Inc. HITACHI Data Systems Hood Hargett & Associates Hoopaugh Grading Co., LLC IKON Office Systems KBR Building Group KDC Keith Corporation KingGuinn Associates, P.A. LITTLE

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Associate Partner Absolute Fire Control Acoustics Incorporated Ashley Furniture HomeStore Aster Group Corporation B.E. Holbrooks Co., Inc. Bailiwick Data Systems, Inc. C.M. Steel, Inc. Carousel Capital Company Carroll Financial Associates, Inc. Charlotte Engineers LLP Chicago Title Insurance Company Childress Klein Properties Choate Construction Co. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Collins and Wright Inc. Commercial Defeasance LLC Design Strategies LLC Dixon Hughes PLLC

Where Charlotte Comes Together! Please contact us for more information on becoming a member. Blumenthal Performing Arts PO Box 37322 • Charlotte, NC 28237 • 704.379.1353 development@ncbpac.org • BlumenthalArts.org

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Opera Carolina

Opera Carolina’s Madama Butterfly Soars with Artistic Imagery Designed by Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor Jun Kaneko

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Charlotte’s own Mint Museum. From December 10 – April 28, the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts will hold a special exhibition featuring four of Kaneko’s Dango sculptures in addition to selected costume drawings he has rendered for the Madama Butterfly production. Opera Carolina’s production of Madama Butterfly performs over two weekends: January 21, 26 and 29 at the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. A 25 percent discount is available for season ticket holders, a 50 percent Youth Discount, plus $10 Student Rush tickets and various Group Discounts. For ticket information, call 704.372.1000 or visit operacarolina.org The 2011-2012 Season of Opera Carolina is underwritten by a generous sponsorship from Wells Fargo Private Bank.

hen Opera Carolina fans settle in for Puccini’s iconic masterpiece Madama Butterfly, the beautiful score and mesmerizing story will resonate in new and exciting ways. Opera-goers will find themselves on the edge of their seats as they take in the breathtaking sets and stunning costumes that have garnered rave reviews for Japanese-born sculptor turned opera designer, Jun Kaneko. “Audiences are in for an exceptional experience with this powerful convergence of visual and performing art,” notes James Meena, general director and principal conductor of Opera Carolina. “Jun has infused this beloved opera with his own unique artistic perspective, and his love for his Japanese heritage.” Kaneko’s art works are included in more than 40 museum collections, including Kaneko’s Madama Butterfly, photo courtesy of Opera Omaha.

Madama Butterfly Jan. 21, 26 & 29 • Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

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Symphony, meet Cirque

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“Performing on the stage and sometimes directly above the orchestra, the agile cast of Cirque de la Symphonie dazzled the audience and often drew gasps as they soared, balanced and contorted, to the delight of all.” –The Indianapolis Examiner Enjoy recognizable favorites such as Saint-Saen’s Danse Bacchanale, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and selections from Carmen while watching suspended dancers and contortionist feats in daring displays of musical and physical ingenuity. See gravity defeated. Watch acrobats soar above oboes and dancers whirl among the violins. Be amazed at the strength and grace of the actors matched with the majesty and splendor of the Charlotte Symphony. The CSO Pops Series features artists such as Natalie Cole, Disney in Concert, A John Williams Spectacular and many more. The CSO performance season also includes the Classics series, family-friendly Lollipops, and the innovative KnightSounds series. For more information and tickets, call 704-972-2000 or visit the Charlotte Symphony website at charlottesymphony.org.

lying hula hoops, juggling pins and one-armed handstands are not typical Symphony fare. But on November 25 & 26, in Cirque de la Symphonie, audiences will enjoy all that and more. Led by Associate Conductor Jacomo Rafael Bairos, the Charlotte Symphony will unite with a troupe of acrobats and actors for a tour de force for the eyes and ears. A production formed to combine the magic of circuses and symphonies, Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting adaptation uniting musical and acrobatic performances. Artists include amazing aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, mimes and magicians, backed by the entire Symphony. The Cirque performance is uniquely adapted to share the stage with a full performing orchestra, with each artist’s performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. The combination of orchestra musicians and circus performers has been dubbed “astonishing” by The Seattle Times and the The Indianapolis Examiner called Cirque de la Symphonie “exquisite and breathtaking.”

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Broadway Extras!

Everything You Want to Know About RocK of AgES! (but were afraid to ask) Broadway show!

What is ROCK OF AGES about? In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. It’s an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of the 80s. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! Whose music will I hear in the show? ROCK OF AGES features the tunes of all your ’80s favorites, including REO Speedwagon, Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison, Foreigner, Pat Benatar,Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Quarterflash, Asia and more!

Is ROCK OF AGES appropriate for children? ROCK OF AGES is a full-out, blast-off, holdonto-your-hairspray celebration of the great rock music of the ’80s, and you might be wondering – or, admit it, hoping –your kids will love it as much as you will. Well, we think they will, but you should know that some of the costumes, dancing and language might not be appropriate for kids under age 14. Teens might dig it because it’s totally awesome, sort of like a music video brought to life, complete with hot dancers and blazing guitar licks. We suggest you use your best judgment about whether or not the show is appropriate for them. Remember, if you do bring them, they’ll may see you rockin’ like you did back in the day. Just so you know.

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Will my grandparents enjoy ROCK OF AGES? Depends on how cool they are. If your grandma has “I Wanna ROCK!” as her ringtone, buy that girl a ticket TODAY!

Anything else special I should know? Well, the show was nominated for five – count ‘em – five Tony® awards: Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Constantine Maroulis), Best Director (Kristin Hanggi), Best Costume Design (Gregory Gale) and Best Sound Design (Peter Hylenski), which makes us feel pretty special!

I’m not familiar with ’80s music, will I like ROCK OF AGES? The show is packed with “feel good power ballads” that rose to huge popularity in the 1980s. They feature distorted guitar riffs based around power chords, catchy hooks and hard-hitting drumming. There are tons of guitar solos and many of the songs have catchy “sing-along” choruses and clear vocals.

Is there loud music in the show? Are there strobe lights? Well, it’s a rock musical set in the late ’80s, and you’re gonna feel like you’re at a rock concert during parts of it and there are all kinds of special visual effects. However, we are no louder than any other rockin’

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Celebrate the Holidays with these Festive Shows!

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 • Knight Theater

Magic of Christmas Charlotte Symphony Dec. 2-4 • Belk Theater

Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 6-18 • Booth Playhouse

Nutcracker

North Carolina Dance Theatre Dec. 9-18 • Belk Theater

Messiah

Charlotte Symphony Dec. 14 • Belk Theater

Jim Brickman’s A Christmas Celebration Dec. 18 • Knight Theater

ROCK OF AGES

Dec. 26-31 • Belk Theater 704.372.100 • BlumenthalArts.org Group Sales: 704.379.1380


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Charlotte Live is the all-inclusive name for three separate social clubs made up of young people who enjoy making new friends and attending great shows at the Blumenthal. We have a group for Middle School, High School and College students. Club Members enjoy free pre-show parties plus great discounts on show tickets.

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

There are no dues, no boring meetings and no membership requirements. To become a member of Charlotte live, visit charlottelive.org. You can also visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/charlottelive.

Canadian Brass

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

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