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Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director Christopher Moses, Costume Designer Fabian Fidel Aguilar, and Actor Ann Marie Gideon on the first day of rehearsals of Alliance Theatre’s 2019/20 world premiere production Max Makes a Million

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mpty your head and walk around the block. Take delight in the unexpected. Choose to be curious, forever open to possibilities. Don’t fret so much if you don’t know something; it might be better to jump in not knowing everything. Find your way by working hard. Believe that you can do something and you probably can — and will! The books illustrated (and often also written) by Maira Kalman over the last three decades are filled with such notions. Settle down with a Maira Kalman storybook and you’re sure to come away with a sense of positivity. Her 18 books for kids (and about a dozen more for adults) are filled with light, color, hope, happiness, crazy characters, and wonderfully expressive, quirky artwork. This summer marks the fifth consecutive year that the Alliance Theatre and the High Museum of Art have joined forces to celebrate one prominent children’s book talent. Each effort has included a staged play for family audiences spun from a children’s book by the artist (like 2015’s Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems) combined with a special exhibit of that artist’s work. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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Profile for Encore Atlanta

ALLIANCE THEATRE :: MAX MAKES A MILLION :: JUNE-JULY 2019  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...

ALLIANCE THEATRE :: MAX MAKES A MILLION :: JUNE-JULY 2019  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...