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There’s some directly proportionate ratio between one’s chronological Folks need to celebrate. Every culture has special days of age and one’s relationship to cheerleading. thanks. Even emotional amongst the deepest disasters and the hardest — times, The for Cratchits sit together at aperiods table of Wait playwe thiscelebrate. out with me a moment. There are on Christmas Eve with barely enough food to taste. Scrooge’s time in our maturation that take on particularly deep resonances happiest memories are wrapped up in celebration—particularly later life. Andparty. I’m going out on a the limbseason and theorizing that high theinFezziwig Fred proclaims the time of “the school prettymen well and trumps mostseem otherbytime it comes year when women oneperiods consentwhen to open their up boosts/scars/impacts hearts freely.” He will not his uncle There to dampen his toshut lasting onallow our psyches. are entire celebration. years in my late 20s and early 30s that I can’t recall, but I still remember locker combination yearWhen and Maybe thismy is one reason Scrooge’s from story sophomore affects all of us. every detail see of the outfit I wore to my dance. we finally Scrooge, perhaps the first mosthomecoming humorless and sour character in literature, actually CELEBRATE—it lifts us up as

The social hierarchy of high school comes down to us like tablets from a mountain in its well. Okay, maybe we should all take some time to celebrate certainty, its permanence, and sense of having beenhas ordained by someone we may theitsgifts this “tired old world” given us. never see but must completely revere. And She Who Is a Cheerleader (and He Who Is Her I hope I haven’t ending for anybody. If there anyone who does not know Boyfriend) are ruined powerthe players in that hierarchy. Now,isone may reading like thisthis phenomenon or loathe the story—don’t worry—the story seems to hold up under repetition—just like the celebrations of it, but one is, was, and continues to be – defined in relationship to that central truth. Much our life! as I’d like to attribute the crazy cult following of “Glee” to its use of show tunes, I’m pretty Have beautiful, celebratory holiday season! sureait’s that high school vein being tapped. So back to the original notion of age and cheerleading. Figuring out one’s place in the social fabric isn’t so easy these days. One book tells us that Smart is the New Rich, while another tells us that Zen is the New Popular. And the slipperier it gets now, the more the certainty of the rules of then appeal. Something about those social conventions and our capacity to Rosemary Newcott make a map out of them appeals. How else do you explain the collection of humongously talented theatrical artists deciding that THIS was the story they next wanted to tell? How Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marci Tate else do success Writer . . . you . . . . explain . . . . . . . the . . . .international . . . . . . . . Celise Kalke of the multi-film franchise that gave birth to Cover design.How . . . . else . . . . do . . . you . . . .explain . . . . . . the Lee face Moyersplitting grin that I guarantee you’re going to be this story? publisher/Advertising director . . . . . . . . . Clint Smith wearing within 30 minutes of right now? program design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Spencer Got a high school memory engraved in there?

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he creative team involved with Bring It On: The Musical includes some of Broadway’s most talented and promising young artists. Director/ choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler won a Tony Award for his choreography in In the Heights and is making his directorial debut with this dance-driven piece. The book is by Jeff Whitty, who won a Tony Award for Avenue Q. The music was originally conceived for two writing teams tackling two very different high schools: music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lin-Manual Miranda (In the Heights) and the second team made up of music by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity) the daughter of legendary Broadway lyricist Adolph Green (On The Town, Singin’ in the Rain). As work on the show progressed, however, these divisions became loose and the team worked together as one collective creative unit. Bridging the disparate musical styles is music supervisor/arranger/orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, who won a Tony for his work on In the Heights and a Grammy for his work on the cast album. A gathering of such high-powered, creative luminaries has the potential to be volatile, but Blankenbuehler, who brought the team together, says there are no egos when they work.

“Everyone in the room has won a Tony Award; there’s nothing to prove,” he says. “We all really met eye to eye on the piece, and creating it became a party. When we get together, the room is really electric. It feels like we should be together.” Part of that chemistry may be due to the fact that everyone involved is still “hungry.” Individually, they have been lauded for contributing something new and exciting to the American musical, but each needs to create a legacy. “We all love the American musical and what musicals do, and have no desire to change that,” Blankenbuehler says. “We just want to create a traditional musical in our own voice.” alliancetheatre.org

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to be a sassy cheerleader that didn’t get it, an interracial competition, a diverse musical presence and be set in high-school cheerleading. So, there’s a continuation of the themes even though the story is brand new.” The Alliance Theatre was on a short list of potential theatres to debut the new musical from the start. “The Alliance has gotten a great reputation for developing new musicals,” Blankenbuehler says. “Atlanta is a great melting pot of a city for us to try this show out in.” Even though Bring It On: The A sassy cheerleader transfers to a school where Musical is his directorial debut, there isn’t even a cheerleading squad. As she Blankenbuehler laughs at the works to create a competitive team, she learns that life isn’t all about working and winning, notion that he is somehow an it’s about valuing relationships, following your overnight success. “I’ve been in passion and giving it all you’ve got. New York City for 20 years,” he says. “I’ve danced in seven shows should be singing. Afterwards, everyone on Broadway and a lot of tours. I was would go away and work. “The team is fortunate that I was a great dancer very fast,” he adds. “If we got together who also could sing … but I’m also for a month straight, we could go from a business person and knew that I wouldn’t have longevity in performing. nothing to Broadway in a month.” Blankenbuehler’s team didn’t want So seven years ago, I committed time to to adapt any of the existing Universal just do choreography.” He worked on Studios movies for the stage. “When many projects, some of them for free, Universal approached me two and a before In the Heights exploded. For Bring It On: The Musical, half, three years ago, they gave me carte blanche to do whatever we wanted Blankenbuehler auditioned about to do,” he explains. “The movies set 1,600 people to fill 25 parts. So, the up a whole formulaic world, and we best advice he has for aspiring musical thought that world was so strong, we performers is for them to diversify their wanted to take our own stab at it. I skills and perfect their technique. “You brought Jeff, Tom, Lin and Amanda have to do it all,” he says. “The people together, and we started brainstorming who get the job could get the work as a ideas from scratch. We knew there had singer or a dancer or an actor.” There aren’t a lot of modern musicals that are written with the writers, composers and lyricists living or working in the same state. But, Blankenbuehler says, the Bring It On: The Musical team made it a point to all be in the same room for at least a solid week every six months or so. “We [would] sit around and verbalize ideas, and spend a lot of time with Jeff, the writer,” he says, discussing things such as when it feels right in the script for someone to sing, and to whom they

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cast in alphabetical order

Antwan Bethea.................................................................................... Ensemble *Nick Blaemire....................................................................Randall/God-like Voice Courtney Corbeille............................................................................... Ensemble *Ariana DeBose....................................................................................... Nautica *Brandon Espinoza................................................... Steven/Announcer/Ensemble *Kelly Felthous............................................................................................... Eva Shawn Alynda Fisher.................................................................................. Swing Brooklyn A. Freitag.............................................................................. Ensemble *Gregory Haney................................................................................... La Cienega *Rod Harrelson........................................................................................... Swing Dominique Johnson............................................................... Cameron/Ensemble *Stephanie C. Klemons................................................................ Alexis/Ensemble *Janet Krupin.............................................................................. Kylar/Announcer *Amanda Lea LaVergne.......................................................................... Campbell Melody Mills....................................................................................... Ensemble *Michael Mindlin.....................................................Cheer Camp Leader/Ensemble Griffin Myers............................................................................................. Swing *Michael Naone-Carter.......................................................................... Ensemble David Ranck........................................................................................ Ensemble *Ryann Redmond...................................................................................... Bridget Elena Ricardo...................................................................................... Ensemble *Kate Rockwell........................................................................ Skylar/Judge Voice Billie Sue Roe............................................................................................ Swing *Jon Rua..................................................................... Twig/Announcer/ Ensemble *LaQuet Sharnell......................................... “Legendary” Singer/Ensemble/Soloist *Ephraim M. Sykes................................................................................ Ensemble Sheldon Tucker.................................................................................... Ensemble *Adrienne Warren.....................................................................................Danielle Lauren Whitt....................................................................................... Ensemble

UNDERSTUDIES Understudies and stand ins never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of performance.

*Ariana DeBose — Danielle; *Brandon Espinoza — Randall; *Stephanie C. Klemons — Kylar; *Janet Krupin — Skylar/Bridget; *Michael Mindlin — Steven/LaCienega; Elena Ricardo — Eva/Campbell; *LaQuet Sharnell — Nautica/Danielle; *Ephraim M Sykes — Twig/Cameron/LaCienega

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cast MUSICIANS Dave Pepin.................................................................................. Conductor/Keyboards Paul Hannah.................................................................Assistant Music Director/Drums Dan Baraszu....................................................................................................... Guitar Jerry Fields.................................................................................................Percussion William Hatcher.................................................................................................. Guitar Joel Powell.......................................................................................................... Bass Robert Strickland.................................................. Assistant Music Director/Keyboard II *lark hackshaw...................................................................... Assistant Stage Manager *RL Campbell......................................................................... Assistant Stage Manager Erica S. Porch.............................................................. Stage Management Apprentice Rod Harrelson.......................................................... Dance Captain and Stunt Captain *Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Musicians employed in this production are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.

There will be one 15-minute intermission. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited, is a violation of United States Copyright Law and is an actionable Federal Offense. Cameras and recording devices are absolutely prohibited in the theatre. Cell phones and pagers are extremely disturbing and should be silenced before the performance begins. The Alliance Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an independent labor union. The Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and is a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences (ASSITEJ/USA), The Atlanta Coalition of Theatres, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Midtown Alliance.

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team Stephanie C. Klemons........................................................... Associate Choreographer Jessica Colombo.............................................................................. Cheer Consultant Patrick McColery............................................................................Assistant Director Megan Larche...........................Associate Producer for Kristin Caskey & Mike Isaacson Keith Keene................................................................................Automation Operator Michael Prieto.........................................................................................Sound Mixer Alex Marshall................................................................................... Video Technician Rick Howard . ............................................................................ Production Carpenter Amanda Stephens...................................................................Associate Set Designer Chloe Chapin...................................................................Associate Costume Designer Charles LaPointe....................................................................................Wig Designer Tristan Raines.................................................................New York Costume Assistant Kyle Harder........................................................................................ Costume Intern Peter Hoerburger.............................................................. Associate Lighting Designer Mary Parker...................................................................... Assistant Lighting Designer Mike Pitzer.............................................................................. Production Electrician Shannon January......................................................................... Advance Electrician Timothy F Rogers....................................................... Automated Lighting Programmer Keith Caggiano................................................................... Associate Sound Designer Arianna Kanpp, SenovvA, Inc.............................................Video Production Supervisor Daniel Brodie...................................................................... Associate Video Designer Mike Bell-Smith.......................................................................................... Animator Shawn Duan................................................................................. Video Programmer Tim Clark, SenovvA, Inc............................................................ Video LED Technician Emily Grishman Music Preparation (Emily Grishman/Katharine Edmonds)....... Music Copying Randy Cohen........................................................................ Synthesizer Programming Martin Bejerano............................................................................ Digital Audio Editor Paige Mattox.................................................................... Music Production Assistant

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profiles

Antwan Bethea

Nick Blaemire

Courtney Corbeille

Ariana DeBose

Brandon Espinoza

Kelly Felthous

Shawn Fisher

Brooklyn A. Freitag

Gregory Haney

Rod Harrelson

Dominique Johnson

Stephanie C. Klemons

Janet Krupin

Amanda LEA LaVergne

Melody Mills

Michael Mindlin

Griffin Myers

Michael Naone-Carter

David Ranck

Ryann Redmond

Elena Ricardo

Kate Rockwell

Billie Sue Roe

LaQuet Sharnell

Ephraim M. Sykes

Sheldon Tucker

Adrienne Warren

Lauren Whitt

Jon Rua

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profiles ANTWAN BETHEA (Ensemble) graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., with a B.A. in Elementary Education. He cheered on ECU’s varsity co-ed squad for four years, becoming senior captain his final year. Antwan also has been an instructor for Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) for seven years. He’s been awarded North Carolina’s Veteran of the Year Plaque for the past four years. In addition to collegiate cheerleading, Antwan cheered professionally for Carolina’s NBA team, the Charlotte Bobcats. Much love and thanks to everyone who believed in me! NICK Blaemire (Randall/God-like Voice) Theatre credits include Altar Boyz, The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Lil’s 90th (Long Wharf Theatre), James Lapine’s Mrs. Miller Does her Thing (Vineyard Playhouse), Little Shop of Horrors (Casa Manana) and The Black Suits (SPF at The Public Theater). He appeared in the Broadway tour of Cry-Baby. Film and TV credits include: The Assassination of a High School President and “Guiding Light.” Not only is Nick a talented actor, but he also is a gifted music composer. He wrote the music and lyrics for the onenight Broadway sensation Glory Days and is currently working on a new original musical as a commission for Broadway Across America. COURTNEY CORBEILLE (Ensemble) is making her Alliance debut! Courtney has been dancing and cheering since she could walk. She trained at Gayle Corkery School of Ballet in Ft. Worth, Texas, for 12 years and attended intensives with Vail International Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and The Radio City Rockettes. Courtney cheered competitively under the leadership of Brett Hansen and Brad Vaughan at Spirit of Texas, capturing seven National Cheerleading Association national championships in seven years. She competed in the first-ever Cheerleading World Championship, and her team won the gold medal in 2005. Most recently, Courtney cheered on the large coed game day squad and the nationals competition squad at the University of Oklahoma and graduated with honors with a journalism degree in 2010. She thanks God for this opportunity of a lifetime and is grateful for the unconditional

support of Mom, Dad, Chandler, Chris, Mimi, her extended family, friends, teachers and coaches. Romans 12:10-12. Ariana DeBose (Nautica/US Danielle) is excited to be making her first appearance at the Alliance Theatre! Her television credits include: “One Life to Live,” “So You Think You Can Dance?” season 6 (Top-20 contestant), and back-up dancer for Jennifer Lopez. Her theatre credits include Grease and A Chorus Line. She received her training from CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh, N.C., Western Carolina University, Triple Arts Broadway Series Summer Intensive and the fine arts educators of Wake County Public School Systems. Thanks to Rachel Hoffman & Telsey Casting! Love you Mom! Brandon Espinoza (Steven/Announcer/ Ensemble/US Randall) “Ready?! OK!” That’s the best cheer joke I got folks. (sigh). Broadway: Gypsy (Dir. Sam Mendes), Big, Les Miserables, The Will Rogers Follies. OffBroadway: Substitution (The Playwrights Realm), Scarcity (Atlantic Theater Company), Not Waving (NY spf at Theater Row), Tea and Sympathy (Keen Company; Dir. Jonathan Silverstein), Captains Courageous (Manhattan Theater Club; Drama League Honoree/ Nominee; Dir. Lynne Meadow). Regional (Most Recent): West Side Story (Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Dir. Gary Griffin), Cyrano de Bergerac (Stratford Shakespeare Festival). Film: Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God…(Screenplay: Jon Cryer). Shout out to my family and friends for their support, as well as Telsey + Co., Abrams Artists and Sinclair Management. ILYRWDW. brandonespinoza. com. It is not a real website, but everyone has one, so I thought I would pretend. Honored to be working in a show with this insanely talented creative team and cast. Proud AEA member. Kelly Felthous (Eva) is so excited to Bring It with this amazing group of people! National Tours/Off-Broadway: Grease (Marty); Seussical (Mayzie); Max and Ruby (Ruby); and The Sound of Music. New York/Regional: Jane Eyre (American Premiere); Trip of Love world premiere (Caroline); Singing in the Rain (Kathy), NSMT; Gypsy (June), Sacramento Music alliancetheatre.org

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profiles Circus; Bat Boy (Ruthie); Urinetown (Little Sally); 42nd Street (Phyllis); Li’l Abner (Daisy Mae); Once Upon a Mattress (Winnifred); West Side Story (Anybodys); and Dames at Sea (Ruby). Much thanks to the entire cast, crew and creative team, Telsey, Henderson Hogan, Charns and Mommy! Proud alum of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and member of AEA.

second national tour and San Francisco companies as Chistery), Cats 25th Anniversary (Mungojerrie, u/s Mr. Mistoffelees). Gregory is overjoyed with the opportunity of bringing life to the role of La Cienega and to share the stage with this amazing cast. Special thanks to the creative team, Telsey + Company, DDO, family and friends. ghaney.net.

Shawn Alynda Fisher (Swing) is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut in Bring It On: The Musical, and is excited to work with such a talented creative team, cast and crew. A Wichita, Kan., native, Shawn received her B.A. in life science/pre-med with a minor in dance at Kansas State University. During her college career, she served as captain for both the all-girl and co-ed cheerleading squads and participated in several UCA and NCA national competitions. After graduation, she moved to New York City to continue her dance training at The Ailey School. While at Ailey, she performed an excerpt from Alvin Ailey’s Revelations in the 2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Other credits include The Voodoo Queen, performed at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre. She thanks Jesus Christ for His love and unmerited favor and family and friends for all of their continued support.

Rod Harrelson (Swing/Dance Captain/ Stunt Captain) is a proud Equity Member, and is totally excited to be working with Bring It On: The Musical. Originally from Greensboro, N.C. Rod started out in gymnastics and then transitioned into cheerleading. He began dancing at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a two-time National College Cheerleading Champion. Broadway: The Lion King (Simba Understudy), The Frogs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Legally Blonde. Tours: first National Swing!, first National Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, recording artist Deborah Cox. Other Credits: Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special (performed with Whitney Houston, Usher, Mya, Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado, Gloria Gaynor, Destiny’s Child), “Today Show” with Brian McKnight, Metropolitan Opera — Samson et Dalila. Hi Bubba! Love and thanks to God and family for their continued support.

Brooklyn A. Freitag (Ensemble) Usually performing on the cheerleading scene, Brooklyn is taking the stage for the very first time! After years of training as a gymnast, she took some time off. Being out of the game and needing something to fulfill her need to compete, she discovered competitive cheerleading. From there, she fell in love and dedicated most of her time to Kentucky Elite All-Stars out of Lexington, Ky. She cheered on the Large Coed team in which she won numerous national titles. Brooklyn was also featured in many magazines, was chosen as an All-American Cheerleader, modeled for Nfinity shoe ads and published an article in Cheerleading: “From Tryouts to Championships.” She went on to cheer for the University of Louisville and now spends her time traveling around the country and internationally doing skills camps and choreography. Gregory Haney (La Cienega) Alliance Theatre debut! Last Seen on Broadway: Memphis and Tarzan. National Tours: Wicked (Chicago,

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Dominique Johnson (Cameron/Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this production of Bring It On: The Musical. Other credits include: Fame: International Tour. Regional Theatre: Cats, Pippin, Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie and A Raisin in the Sun. Dominique is so thankful to God for blessing him with his gifts and the opportunities to share them. He’s thankful for his family and friends for their love and support. Special thanks to Andy, Alex, Lin, Tom, Jeff, Amanda, Stephanie and Jessica for their guidance and direction and this amazing cast and crew. Stephanie C. Klemons (Alexis/Ensemble/ US Kylar) An original cast member of Broadway’s In The Heights serving as the show’s co-dance captain, co-associate choreographer for the first national tour, Carla Understudy and member of the Drama Desk Award winning ensemble (Best Ensemble in a Musical 2007),


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profiles Stephanie is thrilled to be joining members of Heights’ creative team in their new venture Bring It On: The Musical as the show’s associate choreographer and playing the role of Alexis. Most recently, Stephanie originated the role of Amma in Tea with Chachaji. Other credits include: Bombay Dreams (1st N’tl Tour, Movie Shaanti), Automatic Superstar (Off-Bway Choreographer, Jonie), In the Heights (OffBway), Repo: the Genetic Opera (Off-Bway). Stephanie’s also danced with pop stars Ciara and Don Omar, done national commercials and primetime TV, and been featured in some really cool Bollywood Films (“Jaaneman,” 2007). To date, she’s most proud of her new not-for-profit katiesartproject.org and her newer not-for-profit networking website dididothat.org. Thank you Jule, Mom, Pam, Abby and of course Katie. Janet Krupin (Kylar/ Announcer/US Skylar/ Bridget) Originally from Washington State and onstage since age eight with community theatres, Janet graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010 with a major in cinematic arts and a double minor in musical theater and philosophy. Her background includes over 10 years training as a classical coloratura soprano as well as training with Gary Austin, founder of the LA improv-comedy troupe, The Groundlings. In Los Angeles, she garnered attention for her performances as Anita in West Side Story, Rusty in Footloose and Kesa in See What I Wanna See. After being awarded LA’s Next Great Stage Star 2010, she was also chosen as Breakthrough Star of the Year by StageSceneLA. Janet was most recently seen onstage in LA in Bark! The Musical as Chanel, the French opera-singing poodle. This is Janet’s first appearance at the Alliance. HUGE thanks to Mom and Dad for everything. janetkrupin.com. Amanda LEA LaVergne (Campbell) is excited to make her Alliance Theatre debut! Broadway: Grease as ChaCha DeGregorio and performing the roles of Sandy Dumbrowski and Patty Simcox. Favorite regional credits include: Singin’ In the Rain (Kathy Selden) Gypsy (June), Shout! (Red Girl), All Shook Up (Natalie/Ed), Lone Star Love (Ruby), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), Thoroughly Modern

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Millie, 42nd Street (Broadway Moscow) and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. National Tours: Disney’s High School Musical, Hairspray and Crazy for You. Love to the Roster Agency and all my spirit fingers to my incredible mom and dad. amandalavergne.com. Melody Mills (Ensemble) will light up the Alliance Theatre as ensemble in Bring It On: The Musical. Although this is her first roll in musical theatre, she is not new to performing. As a 5-year veteran, Melody has danced and choreographed for teams such as the NJ Nets (NBA), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Oakland Raiders (NFL) and the Cleveland Gladiators (AFL). Beyond sports, she has worked with musical artist such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kayne West, Erika David and Shakira. Traveling all over the world, her dancing and choreography has been featured in Iraq, Kuwait, China, Korea and the Philippines. At the age of 12, she became one of the youngest artists to receive the Best Choreography award at a national level. Having 10 years of gymnastics, eight years of cheer training and a natural love and passion for art, Melody has begun to touch the lives of the young art world. She firmly believes that her faith in God has gotten her this far and will continue to take her even further. movetothemelody.com. Michael Mindlin (Cheer Camp Leader/ Ensemble/US Steven/LaCienega) is honored to be a part of this world premiere production at Alliance Theatre. He is currently on a break from playing the role of Pepper in Mamma Mia! on Broadway. Other Broadway credits: 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Other: Camelot (NY Philharmonic/PBS Television), West Side Story (US Tour), School Daze (NYMF), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. As a choreographer, Michael teaches at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Special thanks to Andy for another wonderful opportunity. Love to LM, STATIS and LFCR. Can’t wait. Griffin Myers (Swing) is making his Alliance Theatre debut with Bring It On: The Musical. His regional theatre credits include Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Honk, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun, Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, Cinderella and Pinocchio. Myers’s


profiles film credits include Bring It On: All Or Nothing where he was a featured cheerleader with the Pacific Vista Pirates. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville having received a dual degree in Communication and Psychology. Throughout his four years in college, Myers served as a member and captain of the University of Louisville Cheerleading Program and was a three-time Collegiate National Champion. He also competed and won a gold medal with the inaugural Team USA Coed at the International Cheer Union’s World Championships in 2009. Griffin is grateful to his family and friends for all of their neverending support throughout the years and vows to make you all proud! Michael Naone-Carter (Ensemble) Hawaiian triple threat; Michael Naone-Carter was born the oldest of five on Jan. 17, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Naone-Carter isn’t your average talent deriving from humble beginnings. Although his beginning was humble indeed, this talented prodigy only did what he enjoyed and absolutely had fun. Dancing since the age of five with family is the unlikely foundation of Naone-Carter’s successful journey in the world of entertainment. He is a self-taught gymnast, tumbling and stunts instructor and National Championship recipient with Hofstra University Cheerleading Team. Naone-Carter discovered a strong love for the performing arts when he reached high school. Winning roles for several productions like The Music Man, Annie, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and South Pacific just fed his hunger and enlarged his appetite for success. Naone-Carter has been performing Polynesian dance across the East Coast, Las Vegas and Hawaii since 2006, and he continues to wow the audiences with his amazing singing and dancing abilities. David Ranck (Enemble) is a member of Actor’s Equity as well as an ensemble member in Bring It On: The Musical here at the Alliance Theatre. Originally from Strasburg Penn., graduating from Lampeter-Strasburg High School in 2002. After high school, he started his college career at Colorado State University where he became a SAG member and traveled between there and

California doing small screen work off and on. During his time there, he was a professional cheerleader for the Denver Nuggets basketball team. He then transferred to Morehead State University in Kentucky and finished his University Studies degree, while being a cheerleader for the school and an instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association. On stage experience includes Cheer: The Musical that opened in Denton, Texas, as well as numerous theatrical performances throughout his college career. RyanN Redmond (Bridget) is so excited to be making her Alliance debut! She is currently studying at NYU’s Tish School of the Arts (CAP21). Her New York credits include the reading and workshop of Bring It On: The Musical, The NYU Reality Show at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden, Shaina Taub’s new musical The Daughters at Joe’s Pub. She also can be heard on various Liz Swados recordings. Ryann could not be happier playing this dream role with a dream cast and dream creative team in her hometown of Atlanta. Did I mention dream? Infinite thanks to Mommy who is my No. 1 fan and has always made it work no matter what, Daddy and John for your never-ending encouragement, Uncle Jack for loving and supporting me in every way, my wonderful family and friends who are always there cheering me on, Annette for making my Broadway Dreams come true, Preston for always listening, Jed, Rachel, Craig and Telsey. This one’s for Grammy, my life-long cheerleader! Bring It On if you love hip hop! Elena Ricardo (Ensemble/US Eva/Campbell) is ecstatic and privileged to be making her professional debut with Bring It On: The Musical in her hometown! She is currently studying musical theatre at Emerson College. Thanks to Andy and the amazing creative team for this chance! So much love to my family for their guidance and support, Roswell Gymnastics, friends, Michael Monroe and Coles — all who have had unwavering faith in me. My dreams are coming true. Kate Rockwell (Skylar/ Judge Voice) is thrilled to be a part of this incredible show!!

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profiles Broadway credits include Hair (Tribe, Sheila cover) and Legally Blonde (Margot, Elle cover) and the first National Tours of both. She was also seen in Sex and the City: The Movie (Young Samantha) and was a finalist on NBC’s “Grease: You’re the One that I Want.” Other favorite projects include works of Hands on a Hardbody, F#@king Up Everything and the Yeston/Kopit Phantom. She’s a proud mommy of Mabel the Frenchie/Boston Terrier, and sends her love to her family, Spence, and Stewart Talent. Rockwell is a proud AEA member. Billie Sue Roe (Swing) Originally from Appleton, Wisc., now residing in Atlanta, Ga., Roe holds years of cheerleading experience. One of her favorite things about the South is the warm, humid weather, which allows her to participate in the outdoor activities she loves. Some of her favorite things to do are run, dance, tumble and paint. Roe competed with the national champion programs at the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, winning a UCA collegiate national championship in 2006. In addition to cheering, Roe has served as a camp instructor at both the high school and college level and has taught numerous cheerleading camps nationally as well as around the world. Roe graduated from Morehead State University with a B.A. in Marketing in 2009. Jon Rua (Twig/Announcer/Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing at the Alliance Theatre. Broadway: In The Heights (Graffiti Pete, Sonny; Usnavi u/s). Off-Broadway: Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Mace u/s), In The Heights (Ensemble), Damn Yankees — Encores! (Ensemble). NY Workshops: Bring It On: The Musical (Twig), Kingdom — The Public Theater (Andres), Pan (Lotty), Stardust Ballroom (Fernando), Bare (Lucas). Commercial/ Concert: Billboard, IBM, Panasonic, Target, Puma, Bayje, Soulja Boy. TV: “Law & Order,” “Don Omar.” As a choreographer, Jon’s work has been seen on NCAA/NBA Dance Teams, CBS, MTV, NBA Entertainment, Chaos Theory (Webisode). Assisted on projects: In The Heights, NYCC’s The Wiz, “HipHop Abs” and Bring It On: The Musical. Jon is on faculty at

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the Broadway Dance Center. AEA. Endless Gratitude to God, Mom and Dad. God Bless and Make History! JonRua.net. LaQuet Sharnell (“Legendary” Singer/ Ensemble/ Soloist/US Nautica/ Danielle) power hurdles from Dallas, Texas. As a previous National Champion All-star team and individual cheerleader (Cheer Athletics, Cheer Station, Windy City All-Stars and Spirit of Texas) It’s an honor to lace my Asics back up! Broadway/National Tour: Sweet Charity (u/s Helene), The Lion King, Memphis (Ethel). Regional/Bway Workshop: Chicago, Footloose, Aida, Ain’t Misbehavin, Nights on Broadway III, Shrek: The Musical, Candide. This is for my biggest fan: MOM! You are, and were, the greatest coach I’ve ever had! laquetsharnell.com. Ephraim M. Sykes (Ensemble/US Twig/ Cameron/La Cienega) hails from St. Petersburg, Fla. Ephraim graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program and toured with the Ailey II company (2006-08). Since then, he made his Broadway debut in The Little Mermaid and also appeared in The Wiz. He was most recently a part of the original cast of the 2010 Tony Award Best Musical Memphis. Ephraim made his film debut in the Wayans’ Bros. Dance Flick and is starring in the upcoming indie feature Leave it On The Floor. He would like to thank his family, friends and God for being so good! Sheldon Tucker (Ensemble) is making his Alliance Theatre debut with Bring it On: The Musical. He has cheered the past two years on the Hawaii Pacific Univerisity coed team, where he won two national titles. Thanks to my parents, family and friends for their encouragement and support. 1432 represent! sheldontucker.net Adrienne Warren (Danielle) just completed a year-long run playing Lorrell Robinson in the touring revival of Dreamgirls (The Apollo Theatre, U.S. and Tokyo). NY theatre: The Wiz (u/s Dorothy) at Encores Summer of Stars. Some regional credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, Cats and the 25th anniversary of Dreamgirls starring Jennifer


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profiles Holliday at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. She is an alumna of Anne Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project and Marymount Manhattan College. She has toured as a featured vocalist with Trans Siberian Orchestra in their 200809 Winter tour (special guest: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith). She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association. Thank God for every opportunity; through Him I can do all things! Lauren Whitt (Ensemble) Lauren is a recent psychology graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she was a cheerleader, claiming the Division 1A National Championship title in 2007. She has been a part of the Universal Cheerleaders Association staff since 2007. Lauren also has represented her country winning a World Championship title in cheerleading with Team USA in 2010. In 2007, she appeared in the film Bring It On: In It To Win It, as a member of the Jets cheerleading team. Lauren was also a featured cheerleader in WeTV’s hit series, “Cheerleader U” in 2008. Jeff Whitty (Librettist) won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q. Plays include: The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, The Hiding Place, The Plank Project, Suicide Weather and Balls. Theaters presenting his work include the Atlantic Theater Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, the Vineyard Theater, the New Group, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Upcoming: Tales of the City: The Musical, with music by Jake Shears and John Garden of the pop group Scissor Sisters, premiering at Actors Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco in May. As an actor, Jeff has appeared regionally, off-Broadway, and in film and TV. Whitless.com. Tom Kitt (Co-Composer/Co-Orchestrator/ Co-Arranger) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as two Tony awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations (with Michael Starobin) for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the 2009 Frederick Loewe Award for dramatic composition and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Score. Tom is responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations

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for Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway and was also the string arranger on their most recent album 21st Century Breakdown. Tom is also the composer of High Fidelity (Broadway), The Winter’s Tale (The Public’s NYSF), From Up Here (Manhattan Theatre Club) and The Retributionists (Playrights Horizons). As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator for Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond, his credits include 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), and Urban Cowboy. He is the proud leader of the Tom Kitt Band, whose songs have been featured in film and TV. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Co-Composer/CoLyricist) won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score for In the Heights, a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album, and was named a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in addition to numerous other awards. He contributed new songs to the upcoming revival of Stephen Schwartz’ Working and collaborated with Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story. TV credits: “The Electric Company,” “The Sopranos,” “House,” “Sesame Street.” He is a co-founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group that tours comedy festivals worldwide. For Vanessa, the best cheerleader ever. Amanda Green (Co-Lyricist) wrote the lyrics for High Fidelity on Broadway. Currently writing lyrics and music for Hands On a Hardbody, based on the documentary, collaborating with PHISH band leader Trey Anastasio and playwright Doug Wright (premiering La Jolla Playhouse 2011). The band PHISH also performs songs by Amanda and Trey in concerts around the country. Tapped by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), she wrote addt’l lyrics for Hallelujah Baby (Arena Stage, dir. by Mr. Laurents. Winner, The Jonathan Larson Award and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Award for Excellence in Songwriting. TV: “The Wonder Pets” for Nick, Jr. Comic essays for Playboy Magazine. An award-winning performer, she and Broadway stars sing her songs everywhere from Carnegie Hall


profiles to Birdland in NYC, to The Bluebird Café in Nashville. Her revue Put a Little Love in Your Mouth! The Songs of Amanda Green sold-out Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater. CD available at greenpiecemusic.com. Andy Blankenbuehler (Director/Choreographer) won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Choreography for In the Heights. Other recent credits include the Broadway musicals 9 To 5 (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations); The Apple Tree; The Wiz (City Center); Desperately Seeking Susan (West End); and the Off-B’way production of In the Heights (Lortel, Outer Critics, Calloway and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Choreography). He has staged concert work for Elton John and Bette Midler and conceived, directed and choreographed the hit Caesars Palace production Nights on Broadway. Mr. Blankenbuehler appears as a guest choreographer on “So You Think You Can Dance.” As a dancer, he has performed on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls. Future projects include The People in the Picture, opening on Broadway in the spring. He sends boundless love to his wife Elly and children Luca and Sofia. David Korins (Scenic Designer) Broadway: The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, Bridge and Tunnel. New York: When The Rain Stops Falling (Lortel Award), Stunning (Lincoln Center Theater); The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Roundabout); The Wiz (City Center); The Receptionist, Pumpgirl, Romantic Poetry (MTC); Hamlet (Delacorte); Why Torture is Wrong… (Drama Desk & Hewes Awards), In the Wake, Passing Strange, Yellow Face (Public Theater); Play Dead (Players Theatre); Jack Goes Boating (LAByrinth); The Drunken City, Floyd and Clea…, Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights Horizons); Farragut North (Atlantic); Blackbird (Hewes Award), Orange Flower Water (Edge Theater); Swimming in the Shallows (Second Stage). Regional: CTG, The Huntington, Old Globe, ACT, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Rep., Santa Fe Opera, La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie and Toho Tokyo. 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design. davidkorinsdesign.com.

Andrea Lauer (Costume Designer) Broadway: American Idiot. Off-Broadway: “Or” (Women’s Project), The Butcher of Baraboo (Second Stage Uptown), Elephant Dreams (Joyce), Status Entropus (NYC, Greece), Our Lady of 121st Street and Hair (NYU). Regional: American Idiot (Berkeley Rep), Selected Alley Theatre Credits (Houston, Texas): The Crucible, After the Fall, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Steel Magnolias, Soccer moms (Fleetwood Stage). She also designs for dance (Trey McIntyre Project, STREB) and is a stylist. Her designs were most recently included in Fashionable Technology by Sabine Seymour. MFA- NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow) Jason Lyons (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Rock of Ages, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot In the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent: Saved (KC Rep), Golden Age (Kennedy Center), Broke-ology (LCT), White Noise, A Flea in Her Ear (KC Rep), Inked Baby (Playwrights), Uncle Vanya (CSC), Clay (LCT), Mindgame, Fault Lines (Naked Angels), Sive (Irish Rep), Evil Dead, The Musical (NYC & Toronto), The Field (Irish Rep), Once Around the Sun, Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. At The New Group: The Starry Messenger, Groundswell, Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, A Spalding Gray Matter, Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, ROAR, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Comedians, The Women of Lockerbie, Smelling a Rat. Faculty: Purchase College. Brian Ronan (Sound Designer) has designed the sound for over 20 Broadway musicals and plays. Some recent designs include American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Next to Normal, which earned him a Tony nomination; Grease, Curtains; Spring Awakening; Grey Gardens and The Pajama Game, which both earned him Drama Desk nominations. Off-Broadway designs include Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles and Bug, for which he won an Obie and Lucille Lortel award. Regional designs include Bonnie & Clyde (LaJolla), American Idiot (Berkeley Rep), Dancing in the Dark (The Old Globe), A Christmas Carol (McCarter). He enjoyed 13 years as the original sound mixer of Rent. His career has spanned 25 years and taken him across America, Europe and Asia, alliancetheatre.org

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profiles and has afforded him the opportunity to work with the most talented composers, directors, designers, actors, musicians and stagehands in the world, for which he is eternally grateful. Jeff Sugg (Video Designer) Jeff is a New York-based artist, designer and technical advisor. He is a co-founding member of the performance group Accinosco with Cynthia Hopkins and Jim Findlay and co-designed their critically acclaimed Accidental Trilogy (2007 Bessie Award). Some other theater designs include 33 Variations (projections, Broadway, 2009 Henry Hewes Award); Brooklyn Omnibus (co-design: set and projections, BAM); Compulsion (projections, Berkeley Rep); Making It (co-design: set and projections, St. Ann’s Warehouse); As You Like It (projections, the Shakespeare Theatre); The Book of Grace (projections, The Public); ¡El Conquistador! (lights, NYTW); The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (co-designer, set & projections, Vineyard Theatre, 2008 Henry Hewes, Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards); and The Truth: A Tragedy (production design, Soho Rep). He has also worked with many renowned companies and artists including Laurie Anderson, Lee Breuer, Richard Foreman, Mikel Rouse and The Wooster Group. AlexLacamoire(MusicSupervisor/Co-Orchestrator /Co-Arranger/Dance Arranger) has won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, coorchestrator and cast album producer of In the Heights (B’way, National Tour). In 2005, he served as the Music Director of Wicked on Broadway, for which he also contributed Music Arrangements. For 9 To 5 (B’way, National Tour), Alex wrote dance arrangements and co-orchestrations (Drama Desk nomination), and produced on the cast album (Grammy nomination). Other credits as music director, arranger and orchestrator: High Fidelity (B’way), Bat Boy: The Musical (Off-B’way), the 2001 National Tour of Godspell and The Wiz (CityCenter Encores!). Upcoming projects include Working at the new Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, and writing dance arrangements for the Radio City New York Spectacular. Alex graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1995 with the highest GPA in his class (3.96).

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He is member of Local 802 in NY. Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis and Ileana. Dave Pepin (Music Director/Keyboards/ Conductor) is happy to be working at the Alliance Theatre for the first time on this exciting new musical. In NYC, he has played keyboards and/or conducted Wicked, The Addams Family Musical and Shrek, and has played rehearsals and auditions for countless others. A former road warrior, Dave toured the planet for 10 years as musical director, associate conductor or pianist on several shows including Wicked, All Shook Up, Rent and The Full Monty. His favorite mode is Lydian and he thanks Lacamoire for this gig. By an incredible stroke of luck, Dave shares a home in Irvington, N.Y., with the two most beautiful girls in the world: his wife, Erin and daughter, Gracie. Lisa Dawn Cave (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: West Side Story Revival 2009, Come Fly Away, The Color Purple, Hot Feet, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, The Woman In White, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Caroline or Change, Hairspray, Hollywood Arms, Into the Woods with Vanessa Williams, Wild Party, Parade, Smokey Joe’s Café, Showboat. Regional: 13, Lady In The Dark, Princesses and Three. Namaste. lark hackshaw (Assistant Stage Manager) Favorites include off-Broadway: Langston in Harlem; Hoopz (Disney); Mama, I Want to Sing. Alliance Theatre: The Nacirema Society Requests…, Avenue X, August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean & Radio Golf; Eurydice; Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies; Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Jelly’s Last Jam; Five Guys Named Moe; Topdog/Underdog; King Hedley II; Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; Wit; and How I Learned to Drive. National Tours: Ain’t Misbehavin’; Noise/Funk starring Savion Glover; Dreamgirls, starring Jennifer Holiday. Regional Theatre: Rejoice!,True Colors Theatre Company; Soldier’s Play, Black Spectrum Theatre; Blues in the Night, Arena Stage; My Castle’s Rockin’, N. Carolina Black Repertory; Grease, Muny Theatre. Dance: Urban Nutcracker; The Leopard Tale, Ballethnic Dance Company. Other Credits: An Evening with Carol Burnett; Line producer/ executive assistant to producing artistic


profiles director, North Carolina National Black Theatre Festival 1997 — present; owner/operator of Lark’s Production People, a labor agency for technicians. RL Campbell (Assistant Stage Manager) Alliance Theatre: The Nacirema Society… Avenue X, Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, Eurydice, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, Sleuth, Cuttin’ Up, SISTER ACT: The Musical, A Christmas Carol, Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Horizon Theatre: Shakin the Mess Outta Misery, Black Pearl Sings, A Cool Drink a Water, And her hair went with her…,Hallelujah Street Blues, The Clean House, Three Sistahs, The Perfect Prayer, Permanent Collection, Bad Dates, The Syringa Tree, The Big Bang. Utah Festival Opera: Showboat, Musica Magnifica; The Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble: Soweto, Soweto…(Tour) Jekonni’s Song, Times, Colors of Love. Former production manager for ACT-N-UP! Theatre, INC. in Lithonia, Ga., where he is also the co-founder. Ronnie dedicates this and all performances in loving memory of his mother DGBC. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) Broadway/ Tours: Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Next to Normal, 9 to 5, In the Heights, South Pacific, Peepshow in Vegas. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Margin Call, Howl, Sex and the City 1 & 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, The Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, The Bone Collector. TV: “Ugly Betty” (pilot), “Whoopi,” HBO’s Undefeated, commercials. Jody Feldman (Casting) has had responsibility for Alliance Theatre casting since 1992, casting well over 100 Alliance, Hertz Stage and Theatre for Young Audiences productions, including the world premieres of The Color Purple, Aida, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Blues for an Alabama Sky and Bluish. Other favorites include Jelly’s Last Jam, Day of the Kings, Who’s Afraid of

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Virginia Woolf? and the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition readings each spring. Jody is also casting director for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company as well as various other regional theatres and commercial endeavors. She serves as line producer for artistic projects such as Taste of the Season and the 2005 August Wilson Tribute. Jody began her theatre career first as an actress and then as the assistant general manager of the Academy Theatre. More than anything, Jody would like to thank you for being here to share the joy of live theatre with her Alliance Theatre family. Varsity We are Cheerleading™ (Cheerleading Consultant) School spirit and team pride have united millions of Americans with a common goal, and the driving force behind this cultural phenomenon is Varsity. A brand rooted in both tradition and innovation, Varsity has led the way in the spirit industry since 1948. Varsity is on every sideline, at every half-time show, of every season, and in every school across America. Varsity is the global leader in camps, competitions, special events, and spirit fashions, as well as cheerleading safety education. Varsity teaches more than 350,000 cheerleaders at summer camps, hosts more than 475,000 competitors at events, and outfits more than one million athletes in cheerleading uniforms. Varsity’s National Championship events, many of which are held at the Walt Disney World® Resort, have been televised on ESPN for more than 25 years. For more information about Varsity, please visit varsity.com. Kristin Caskey (Executive Producer) is president of Fox Theatricals where she produces with partner Mike Isaacson. Currently: National Tour of 7 Fingers’ TRACES and 9 to 5. Broadway: Red (2010 Tony Award); Everyday Rapture; Legally Blonde (also National Tour and West End); The Seagull starring Kristin Scott Thomas; ‘night, Mother starring Edie Falco and Brenda Blethyn; Caroline, or Change; 2002 Tony Award winner Thoroughly Modern Millie (also National Tour and West End); One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2000 Tony Award); Death of a Salesman


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profiles (1999 Tony Award); You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Jekyll & Hyde. Chicago: Sutton Foster in Concert, Fully Committed, …Wings To Fly and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Upcoming: Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety and Mad Hot Ballroom. Kristin is chair of the marketing committee and on the Board of Governors of the Broadway League. She is a board member of Early Stages and proud former intern of Susan V. Booth. Mike ISAACSON (Executive Producer) heads Fox Theatricals with Kristin Caskey. Broadway: Red (2010 Tony Award); Everyday Rapture; The Seagull starring Kristin Scott Thomas; Legally Blonde: The Musical; ‘night, Mother; Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie starring Sutton Foster (2002 Tony Award); One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2001 Tony Award); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Death of a Salesman (1999 Tony Award); Jekyll & Hyde. West End: Legally Blonde: The Musical; Thoroughly Modern Millie. National Tours: Traces; 9 to 5 -- The Musical. For The IPN: Spamalot, The Color Purple and Ragtime (revival). Upcoming: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety and Mad Hot Ballroom. Recipient of the 2010 Broadway League’s Samuel J. L’Hommedieu Award for Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management. In 2012 Isaacson will become the executive producer of the world-famous St. Louis MUNY. UNIVERSAL PICTURES STAGE PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Universal Pictures Stage Productions is the theatrical production unit of the world-famous motion picture studio. Universal’s stage credits include the acclaimed worldwide productions of Wicked and Billy Elliot the Musical along with The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino. Universal’s upcoming films include: the third installment of the Meet The Parents franchise Little Fockers; director Ron Howard’s comedy The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James; Fast Five, the fifth chapter of the Fast and the Furious series; and Cowboys & Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Beacon Communications (Producer) Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons are the producers behind the Bring It On series of motion pictures

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and Bring It On: The Musical. They are partners in Beacon Communications, which is one of the most respected companies in the film business. Their collaboration over the past two decades has produced more than 30 motion pictures, which include: Air Force One (Harrison Ford); The Hurricane (Denzel Washington); The Family Man (Nicholas Cage, Tea Leoni); End of Days (Arnold Schwarzenegger); Spy Game (Robert Redford, Brad Pitt); Sugar Hill (Wesley Snipes); For Love of the Game (Kevin Costner); Thirteen Days (Kevin Costner); Open Range (Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening); Ladder 49 (John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix); The Guardian (Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher); Raising Helen (Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack, John Corbett); Firewall (Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany); A Lot Like Love (Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet); and The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Loch Ness Monster). Television projects include “Castle” for the ABC television network and “Pu-239” for HBO. Among Beacon’s early movies were The Commitments (Golden Globe Best Picture nominee and winner of four BAFTA awards) and David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre (winner of the Cable ACE award for best dramatic or theatrical special). Susan V. Booth (Jennings Hertz, Jr. Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001. In the past eight seasons, she has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, created local producing partnerships and overseen regional collaborative productions, as well as commercial partnerships on projects including The Color Purple; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; SISTER ACT the Musical; Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, which she also directed. As a director, she has worked nationally at theatres including Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and


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profiles Northwestern Universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern and DePaul Universities, and currently serves as adjunct faculty with Emory University. She is the immediate past president of the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group (the national service organization for the field), is on the artistic board of the Steinberg Charitable Trust in New York, and serves on the board of the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. Rosemary Newcott (Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth) has been directing, acting and teaching at the Alliance Theatre since 1988. Favorite Alliance directing credits include Middle School the Musical (world premiere), Disney’s Mulan, Class of 3000 LIVE (world premiere); Goodnight Moon; Go, Dog. Go!; Seussical the Musical; Degas’

Little Dancer; Disney’s Aladdin; A Christmas Carol; Einstein is a Dummy (world premiere); The Miracle Worker; Ferdinand the Bull; Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Androcles and the Lion; A Woman Called Truth; Charlotte’s Web and the acclaimed high school Collision Project. Newcott has directed at Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Center for Puppetry Arts, Academy Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Virginia Stage Company Seaside Rep, La Jolla Playhouse and the Kennedy Center. Newcott was named PBA Lexus Leader of the Arts and Best Director by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for the 2001-2002 season. In 2005, she received the GTC Distinguished Career Award. Newcott is also the recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship and the 2010 Suzi Bass Spirit Award and serves on the board of TYA/USA.

Why this play? When the most decorated musical theatre talents of the last five years get together on a project and then come knocking, the Alliance opens the door. The world of competitive cheerleading feeds into the Alliance’s commitment to programming that the entire family can enjoy together. The show is truly 21st century: hip, contemporary and urban, grounded in values of hard work and a commitment to shared experiences for diverse people. Like the Alliance. Like Atlanta.

Why Atlanta? Atlanta has been essential to the growth and development of the world premiere blockbuster musicals Come Fly Away, Sister Act: The Musical, The Color Purple and Aida. Creative and producing teams know our audience is savvy and out for a good time. That enthusiasm ensures a musical still in development can reach its full potential. In turn, the Alliance deepens its commitment to bring the best talent (be they dancers, actors, singers or, in this case, cheerleaders) to our audiences.

Why now? While teenagers without hope or direction appear daily in the news, the high school students in Bring It On: The Musical possess both — and an incredible sense of accomplishment and purpose (perhaps, sometimes, to a fault). The show celebrates this vital energy with an intense athleticism that makes us all sit up and watch — especially when those skills are integrated with cutting edge, hip-hop- inspired choreography and precision staging. Bring It On: The Musical is of today — the music, dance and work ethic of today’s competitive youth. It is of the moment in terms of its aesthetic, while still timeless in terms of its rich themes and commitment to excellence in the American Musical Theatre.

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About the Alliance Theatre A Brief History Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre, recipient of the 2007 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, creates the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people of all ages. Under the leadership of Jennings Hertz, Jr. Artistic Director Susan V. Booth, the Alliance Theatre uses contemporary classics, field leading theatre artists and a commitment to premiere as the foundation for a national theatre with a local address. The theatre’s two stages host 200,000 adult and youth patrons each season, and the Alliance engages and educates students and teachers of all ages through its extensive training programs and commitment to providing a community forum for connection and dialogue. The Alliance leads the national regional theatre field in the creation of significant American musicals and plays. This includes over 70 premieres that have enjoyed future lives in theatres across the country as well as Tony Award®-winning moves to Broadway: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Following their Atlanta premieres, the Alliance transferred Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away to Broadway for a critically acclaimed Tony Award®-nominated run while Sister Act: the Musical will arrive on Broadway this season after its run on London’s West End. The Alliance also originated the national tours of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. The Alliance enjoys a national reputation for finding and developing Atlanta artists for the national stage, including New York Times bestseller Pearl Cleage whose The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years was the latest of Cleage’s Alliance world premieres. Further evidence of the Alliance’s commitment to new work is its nationally recognized National Graduate Playwriting Competition, a cutting-edge program introducing student playwrights to professional networks across the country while producing the world premiere of the winning student’s work here at the Alliance. Work by past Competition winners has gone on to be produced by theatres in New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco and beyond. The Alliance continuously brings Atlanta the finest talent and finest art—proving once again that the Alliance is where great theatre lives. The Alliance Theatre is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which also houses the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences.

Our Mission As a leading national theatre, the Alliance Theatre sets the highest artistic standards, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people. The Alliance Theatre is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Ga., which also includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. 404.733.4650 or alliancetheatre.org. http://facebook.com/AllianceTheatre

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Hip-hopping into the mainstream The evolution of the modern-day musical, from Bring In ‘da Noise to Bring It On by celise kalke

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he first hip-hop-inspired musical to succeed onstage was George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover’s amazing Bring In ‘da Noise Bring In ‘da Funk (1995). It popped because hoofin’ – incredible street tap – was woven into a show celebrating African-American history and dance. It wasn’t the live rapper onstage that made it hip-hop as much as its multi-genre blend of technique, discipline, history and street smarts did. In the Heights, the next hip-hopinspired musical of note, opened on Broadway in 2008. Its story of immigrant aspirations could have been about the Italian or Jewish communities of the 1880s had it not been for its vocabulary of Latin/hip-hop-inspired choreography and ironic take on the American dream (the main character’s name, Usnavi, comes from a U.S. Navy boat his parents saw during their exodus from the Dominican Republic). Those touches made the musical a uniquely 21st century experience. Bring It On: The Musical continues in this tradition by infusing the traditional musical form with contemporary elements from the world of competitive

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cheerleading. In the last decade, the world of cheerleading has gained an athletic credibility and respect it’s never had before. The idea of cheerleader as super athlete is finally edging out the old stereotype of the bouncy girl with pompoms who dates the quarterback. The fact that Bring It On: The Musical makes teenage girls its focus also adds a new wrinkle to the hip-hop musical genre. Usually, it’s the men who rap and strut their stuff while the women sing ballads. Bring It On: The Musical gives its heroines the same heavily athletic, show-stopping dance moves their hip-hop brothers enjoyed in shows like In the Heights. Based on a popular mainstream movie franchise, the musical depicts a mainstream broad enough to include a drag queen in its Queen Bee’s Court. It puts cheerleading on equal athletic footing with football and makes women central to its story. It isn’t a nostalgic musical or a musical playing with form for form’s sake, yet it strives for the highest bars of athletic, musical and stage craft perfection. It is a product that is as much of today’s world as you are likely to find walking the halls of Atlanta’s high schools.


board of directors Officers Board Chair Vice Chair Immediate Past Chair Treasurer

Dan Reardon Victoria Palefsky Howard L. Feinsand Steve Chaddick

Directors James L. Anderson Candace Bell Kenny Blank Sarah Robinson Borders Mark Callaway Frank S. Chew Alan Colberg Linda Davidson Philippa V. Ellis Daryl Evans A.D. Frazier Patrick J. Gunning Laura Hardman P. J. Younglove Hovey

Jocelyn J. Hunter Rosthema Viener Kastin James Kilberg Jeff Levy Valarie Lischer Cynthia H. Maloy Alan McKeon S. Alan McKnight, Jr. John Hays Mershon Philip H. MoĂŻse Maureen Morrison Richard S. Myrick Helen Smith Price Douglas F. Reid

Rita M. Anderson Kenneth L. Bernhardt Ann W. Cramer

George Goodwin Helen M. Regenstein Robert E. Reiser, Jr.

Life Directors

Maurice M. Rosenbaum William B. Rowland Karl Sachsenmaier Alan Schreihofer Stephen Selig Debbie Shelton William D. Sleeper Karen Spiegel Charles E. Taylor Robert Walker Peter D. Weitzner A. Penniman Wells, Jr.

Jane E. Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson Benjamin T. White

Advisory Board Madelyn Adams Judy Anderson Mark Bell Barry Berlin Veronica Biggins Erin Brown Danna Burchfield Susan Callaway James Cox Chambers Ron Clark Tony Conway Richard Cravey Jackie Cushman Sallie Daniel John Deushane Patti Dickey Sally Dorsey Diane Durgin Charles Edwards Jo Roberson Edwards Randi Emerman Kathryn Farley

Advisory Board Chair: Ann W. Cramer Linda Newport Ellen Feinsand Bill Night Valerie Ferguson William Pate Barry Flink Monica Pearson Jay Freer Travis Reed Margie Goheen Harrison Rohr Lisa Greenberg Bobby Rosenbloum Jennifer Hale Jack Sawyer Virginia Hepner Sonny Seals Stephanie Husk Janece Shaffer Andrea Jones Chandra Stephens-Albright Anne Joyner Sheehan Charlita Stephens-Walker Karen Katz Veda Storey John Keller Todd Tautfest David Kuniansky Susan Tucker Valerie Levy Wayne Vason Constance Lewis Rick Western Kristie Madara Mary Williams Kent Matlock Suzy Wilner Philip McAdoo Joni Winston Penny McPhee Cynthia Moreland Elena Mulligan

Volunteer Leadership President, STARS/Alliance Children’s Theatre Guild President, Alliance Theatre Guild

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sponsors Alliance Sponsors are businesses, corporations and institutions that have supported the work of the Alliance Theatre. We thank them for their generosity and support.

★★★★★★★ $250,000+ The Coca-Cola Company

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U.S. Department of Education

Fulton County Arts Council The Shubert Foundation

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Georgia Council for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities Rich Foundation

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Wilmington Trust David, Helen & Marian Woodward Foundation

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★★★★ $25,000+ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution AT&T Callaway Foundation, Inc. City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

★★★ $10,000+ American Intercontinental University Cartoon Network Georgia Pacific Foundation

★★ $5,000+ Bryan Cave Duke Realty Corporation John and Mary Franklin Foundation Harry Norman Realtors

★ $2,500+ Digital Arts Studio By attending our theatre, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2010-11 Season, the Alliance Theatre turns 42. Help us celebrate the power of great theatre for 42 years by making another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit our website at alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate.

Alliance Theatre is a participant in the New Generations Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for American theatre.

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government

Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

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★★★★ $35,000+ Victoria & Howard Palefsky

Sally G. Tomlinson

★★★ $25,000-$34,999 Barbara & Steve Chaddick Mr. & Mrs. Howard Feinsand

James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation

Dan & Garnet Reardon

★★ $15,000-$24,999 James & Lori Kilberg

★ $10,000-$14,999 The Balloun Family Lisa & Joe Bankoff Susan V. Booth & Max Leventhal Alan & Chi Colberg Ann & Jeff Cramer Doug & Donna Curling Linda & Gene Davidson David & Carolyn Gould Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Gunning Doug & Lila Hertz

Andrea & Boland Jones John & Angie Keller Phillip I. Kent Foundation Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier Valerie & Jeff Levy Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Patty & Doug Reid Bob & Margaret Reiser Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Shelton III Mr. & Mrs. S. Stephen Selig, III John & Karen Spiegel

Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles & Delores Stephens Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner Joni Winston

top billing Executive Producers ★★ $7,500-$9,999 P.J. Younglove Hovey Paul & Rosthema Kastin

Phil & Caroline Moïse Bill & Rhonda Rowland

Michael & June Tompkins

Executive Producers ★ $5,000-$7,499 Jay & Debbie Goldman Kathy Harris Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Leslie Leigh M.D. Cynthia & Alan Maloy Melanie & S. Alan McKnight, Jr.

James Anderson Peg & Bill Balzer Candace & Jeff Bell The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Marcia & John Donnell Eve & Bob Eckardt Matthew & Doris Geller

Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Mershon Mr. Walter W. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Kenyon Murphy Helen Smith Price Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Sonny & Jeanne Seals Penn & Sally Wells

Producers ★★ $3,500-$4,999 Mark & Pam Bell Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Mr. Dick Dickson & Ms. Yin Lo

Charles & Carol Edwards Philippa & Burrell Ellis Lubo Fund

William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen & Alex Stickney

Producers ★ $2,500-$3,499 Madelyn R. Adams Southern States LLC Mrs. Susan Beallor-Snyder & Mr. Stuart Snyder

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Sarah & Jim Borders Frank & Mary Anne Chew John & Lucy Cook Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III

Robert W. & Nikki C. Eickhoff Eierman Foundation John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans


annual fund Alliance donors provide over $1.2 million to the Annual Fund and Annual Fundraising events so that we can continue to present exceptional theatre and educational programs to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. *Gifts processed as of December 7, 2010

Producers ★ $2,500-$3,499 (cont.) Rick & Leslie Fuess Mr. & Mrs. Lance E. Hall Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Booker & Birdie Izell Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Jungers David L. Kuniansky TAYLAR Development & Associates Kristie L. Madara

Jodi & Henry Niden Dr. Kathleen Nixon & Dr. Gregory Berkey John & Helen Parker Mrs. Helen M. Regenstein Tanya M. Rutledge Alan & Cyndy Schreihofer Michele & Glenn Shear

Charlotte & Tom Shields Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Procore Solutions James Taylor Susan & Thomas Wardell Mr. & Mrs. D. Brent Wyper John & Kathy Zamer

Associate Producers $1,500-$2,499 Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda Adams Elaine & Miles Alexander Kent & Diane Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Theodore & Andrea Altholz Herb & Myrtice Arnold Elizabeth & John Bacon Ms. Ann B. Bishop Pamela Blackburn Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Ms. Susan A. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Stephen & Liz Carter In Memory of Mary A. Cipolla Mr. Dale Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Malon Courts Mr. & Mrs. James L. Curry Marc & Kelli Davenport Richard & Linda Diedrich Douglas & Camille Duerr Diane Durgin Ralph & Ree Edwards Alan & Willa Fabian Kathryn T. Farley, PhD Clara Feldman Michael & Jody Feldman Dr. & Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin

Melanie & Richard Fine Andy Fisher Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Margie & Barry Goheen Mr. Dwayne E. Greene Dr. & Mrs. Edmond I. Griffin Mrs. Jack K. Hale Rachel & Mike Hammer John & Simone Hanson Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Tycho & Marie Howle Foundation Joseph Hurley Mr. & Mrs. Harold Itkin Mr. Clay Jackson Richard & Marcia Jacobson Caroline John In honor of Carol Jones & the Alliance Theatre Education Department Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kruger Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Mr. & Mrs. James E Hugh, III Linda Lively Tim & Jane Lundberg Dick Lyon M.C. Jackson, Sr., Family Foundation Chip Mann

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Louise Staton Gunn Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Hyman, Jr. Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Mr. Michael A. Kahn Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kalson Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Jim & Jo McLean Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Ann Starr & Kent Nelson

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Millett June M. Morrison Joyce & Michael Natbony Judy Trotochaud & William Pate Bill & Carey Peard Monica K. Pearson Peg Petersen Susan & David Peterson Lynne Ragan & Jay Sampson Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Mr. & Mrs. John Richard Alice & Peter Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Emanuel & Peggy Roth David & Sharon Schachter Mr. Kevin D. Seaway Chip & Sharon Shirley Martin & Patricia Silbiger Drs. Marjorie & Quentin Smith Sara & Paul Steinfeld Dante’s Down the Hatch, Buckhead Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Jackie Wallace Mr. Alex & Mr. Marc D. Weinberg Joan N. Whitcomb J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company

Benefactors $1,000-$1,499 Bob & Gail O’Leary Mr. & Mrs. Markham D. Oswald Bill & Bamby Ray Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin Ms. Mary W. Rogers Brenda J. Smith C. Austin Stephens The Elster Foundation Ms. Elizabeth Wallace Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang

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annual fund Legacy Society The following are members of the Legacy Society who are ensuring the future strength of the Alliance Theatre through planned gifts to benefit the Theatre. The Legacy Society is the special recognition group for those who have included the Theatre or any component of the Woodruff Arts Center in their estate plans. For more information about making a planned gift to benefit the Alliance Theatre, please contact Kristin Hathaway Hansen, Associate Director of Development, at (404) 733-4611. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Laura & John Hardman

Glen E. & Nancy Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Virginia Vann & Ken Large Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moïse Jan Pomerantz Helen M. Regenstein

Bob & Margaret Reiser Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White Lynne Winship

Matching Gift Companies We would like to thank the following companies who have donated matching gifts to the Alliance Theatre’s Annual Fund. Please check to see if your employer will match your contribution. American Express Company American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Aon Corporation AT&T Bank of America Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. Chubb & Son, Inc. CIGNA Corporation Citigroup Foundation

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The Coca-Cola Company Equifax Inc. Federated Department Stores, Inc. GE Energy Home Depot Foundation IBM Corporation JPMorgan Private Bank Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation

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annual fund Chair Campaign Make a tangible impact on Atlanta’s Tony Award winning theatre and claim a chair at the Alliance as your own for years to come. For more information, call Kristin Hathaway Hansen at 404.733.4611. In honor of Kristin Hathaway Presented by Steve & Barbara Chaddick Hansen presented by Howard & Victoria Palefsky Presented by Linda & Gene Davidson In honor of Howard In memory of her father Palefsky presented Presented by Angie presented to Susan V. by Victoria Palefsky & John C. Keller Booth In honor of Victoria Palefsky Presented by David In memory of Helene & Lauren Kiefer & Family presented by Howard “Chickie” Hartman & Ellen Feinsand Presented by the Levy presented by William Family — Valerie, Jeff, Hartman In honor of Bob & Tommie Charlie, Eli and Cate Reardon presented by In memory of Lelia Presented by Anna Dan & Garnet Reardon Hathaway & Beverly Mauss & Hays Mershon In honor of Reverend presented by Kristin & Presented by Victoria & Mrs. David Tew Norman Hansen & Howard Palefsky presented by Joseph In memory of Hilary Presented by Bob & Albert Kilberg presented Northington & Margaret Reiser In honor of Ann Wilson by Jim & Lori Kilberg Presented by Charlie presented by Howard In honor of Ellen Feinsand & Debbie Shelton & Victoria Palefsky presented by Howard Presented by Brian Shively Feinsand & James Jinhong In honor of Howard Presented by James Presented by the Taylor Feinsand presented Anderson Family — Chuck, Lisa, by Susan Booth & The Presented by Kathy Alliance Theatre Staff Alix & Miles & Ken Bernhardt In honor of Howard Presented by Melanie Feinsand presented by Howard & Victoria Palefsky & Bob Boltax In memory of Ingrid Bergman presented by Ansley & Mark Callaway

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alliance theatre staff Artistic Jennings Hertz, Jr. Artistic Director.................................... Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth..............................................Rosemary Newcott Associate Producer.............................................................. Jody Feldman Director of New Projects.........................................................Celise Kalke Artistic & Literary Associate............................................ Patrick McColery Artistic Associate....................................................................Bari Newport Community Engagement & Casting................................ DayRon J. Miles Artistic Intern..............................................................................William Illg Literary Intern..................................................... Brittney Reagler-London Education Director of Educational Programs............................... Christopher Moses Director of the Acting Program..............................................Al Hamacher Director, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists......................................................Carol T. Jones Assistant Director, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists..............................Michele Mummert Education Development Manager.......................................Sharon Brewer Education Coordinator & Producer of Drama Camps ................................. Christina Dresser Institute for Educators & Teaching Artists Assistant...........................................Padgett Ward Education Assistant..............................................................Rachel Jones Resident Teaching Artists........... Kim Bowers-Rheay, Valletta Anderson Teaching Artists................................... Ricardo Aponte, Paul Armbruster, Denise Arribas, Olivia Aston, Greg Bosworth, Brooke Collins Hamilton, Steve Coulter, Sharon Foote, Allison Gardner, Kimberly Geter, Joe Gfaller, Holly Godwin, Amy Handler, Bart Hansard, Angie Harrell, Michael Haverty, Laura Heckman, Lesley Howe, Vikki Holloway, BJ Hughes, Jan Jensen, Carol Jones, Sims Lamason, LeeAnna Lambert, Bethany Lind, Jen MacQueen, Morgan McCrary, Michele McCullough Hazard, Bryan Mercer, Tracy V. Moore, Kati Grace Morton, Jessica Muhammad, Karen Ramps, Kirk Seaman, Linda Sherbert, Don Slaton, Rachel White

Administration General Manager............................................................... Max Leventhal Company Manager........................................................... Laura Thruston Management Assistant............................................................Alicia Quirk Manager of Information Resources........................................ Jim Hubbert Finance Director of Finance................................................................ Brian Shively Accounting Coordinator............................................................... Julie Hall Accounting Coordinator...................................................Ashley Bradford Development Development Consultants...............................Linda Selig, Lynda Walker Associate Director of Development..................Kristin Hathaway Hansen Major Contributions Manager.................................................. Ann Wilson Annual Fund Coordinator..............................................Rebecca Bowden Events Coordinator & Board Administrator.................Lindsey Hardegree Grants Manager...............................................................Davia Weatherill Development Volunteer...................................................Elaine Hentschel Development Intern...............................................................Kat Reynolds Marketing Interim Director of Marketing................................................. Terry Sagedy Associate Director of Marketing................................................Joe Gfaller Advertising & Promotions Specialist................................. Caroline Tanner E-marketing Specialist.............................................................John Maley Graphic Designer................................................................ Nadine Cheng Publications Assistant.......................................Brittney Reagler-London Public Relations Agency.............................................................. Creaxion Media Facilitation Assistant..........................................Kashara Robinson Associate Director of Group Sales ................................Quidana Bosman Group Sales Coordinator...................................................Laura Peacock Associate Director of Patron Services........................................ Shana Orr Patron Services Coordinator....................................................Ken McNeil House Managers.....................Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Lindsey Hardegree, DayRon Miles, Charles Swint, Lynn Vatter Assistant Manager Subcriptions.........................................Danielle Hicks Senior Ticket Agents..................Jerry Hunter, Chad Martin, Ken McNeil

Production Properties Production Management Properties Manager...............................................................Robert Elliott Production Manager........................................................ Rixon Hammond Props Lead Artisan...................................................Dana Hylton Calabro Stage Management Properties Buyer.........................................................Heather Schroeder Alliance Stage Managers................................Pat A. Flora, lark hackshaw, Properties Artisan................................Blake Anderson, Suzanne Morris R. Lamar Williams Costumes TYF Stage Manager..................................................................Liz Campbell Costume Shop Manager................................................. Carol Hammond TYF Stage Management Production Assistant.................. Amy Radebaugh Design Assistant............................................................. English Benning Alliance Assistant Stage Manager............................................RL Campbell Draper............................................................................... Cindy Lou Who Stage Management Apprentices..............Erica S. Porch, Jayson Waddell Craftsmaster.................................................................. Diana L. Thomas Stage Operations Stitchers/First Hands.... Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Maegan Robinson Stage Operations Manager...................................................Scott Bowne Wig Master.............................................................................Karin Craven Crew Chief....................................................................... Vincent Simons Wardrobe............................................................. John Hardy, Niki Traxler Children’s Theatre Crew Chief...............................................Deb Maberry Additional Staff for Bring It On: The Musical Properties Stagehand.....................................................Courtney O’Neill Draper....................................................Pat McMahon, Julie Kennedy Flyman....................................................................................Willie Parks Stitcher............................................................................... Brett Parker Electrics Electrics Manager.......................................................................Pete Shinn Staff Electricians................... Larry Bauer, Sean Hamilton, Steve Jordan Sound Resident Sound Designer...................................................... Clay Benning Sound Engineers/Board Ops...................... Holly Blakely, Brian Smith, Jessica Weeks Scenery Technical Director................................................................Victor W. Smith Assistant Technical Director...................................................... Megan Kier Shop Foreman.....................................................................Patrick Conley Carpenters.......Manny Abreo, Jes Cottrell, Kevin Green, Travis Williams Charge Scenic Artist.................................................................. Kat Conley Scenic Artist.............................................................................. Phillip Male

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Costume Assistant........................................................... Emily Kramer Dresser............................................... Shane Wallace, Sarah Johnson Additional Electrics Crew............................................... John Scott Ross Deck and scenic motion control featuring Stage Command Systems® by PRG-Scenic Technologies, A Division of Production Resource Group, L.L.C., New Windsor, NY Additional Properties Donated by....................................... Metro Computer Locker Construction........................................................ Proof Productions Additional Lighting Equipment............................................. Christie Lites Additional Sound Equipment...............................Sound Associates, Inc. Video Equipment.................................................................SenovvA, Inc. Physical Therapy....... Neuro Tour: Carolyn M. Lawson & Leah Harper Telsey + Company: Bernie Telsey CSA, Will Cantler CSA, David Vaccari CSA, Bethany Knox CSA, Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA, Rachel Hoffman CSA, Justin Huff CSA, Patrick Goodwin CSA, Abbie Brady-Dalton, David Morris, Cesar A. Rocha


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Dining Guide Looking for a great night out? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For Dinner and a Show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers. Neighborhood codes: A–Alpharetta, B–Buckhead, IP–Inman Park, OFW–Old Fourth Ward, M­—Midtown, D–Downtown, P–Perimeter Mall area, SS–Sandy Springs, VH–Virginia-Highland, V—Vinings, W–Westside

American Broadway Diner Unique, due to its food and décor, the Broadway Diner serves great food (including authentic Greek cuisine) at awesome prices. Based on a Broadway-style theme, the diner is perfect for families and business people. 620 Peachtree St. NE, (404) 477-9600, thebroadwaydiner.com. M Deckard’s Kitchen and Kegs is a neighborhood American tavern with a New England twist. Specializing in simple craft cuisine, classic ingredients and an extensive, eclectic beer selection. 650 Ponce De Leon Avenue, 404-9413520. kitchenandkegs.com. M Einstein’s The place that puts a smile on your face. Dining with an emphasis on service, Einstein’s offers innovative competitively-priced cuisine in a warm, accommodating environment. Enjoy a delicious meal on their award-winning patio and sip on their infamous martinis. 1077 Juniper St., 404-876-7925, einsteinsatlanta.com. M

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Garrison’s A neighborhood destination known for high quality food, generous portions and a comfortable setting. Superb wine and specialty cocktails complement the highest-quality seafood, steaks and creative sandwiches. Their outside dining is perfect for relaxing and people-watching. Vinings Jubilee Shopping Center, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., 770-436-0102, garrisonsatlanta.com. V Goodfellas Pizza and Wings brings you the finest pizza in the Atlanta area. Using the freshest ingredients, Goodfellas offers everything you need for lunch and dinner — pasta, salads, calzones, subs and, of course, pizza and wings. 615 Spring St. NW, 404-347-7227, goodfellaspizzawings.com. M Hudson Grille is the perfect place to catch a game, to meet friends for a great meal or to enjoy drinks at one of their expansive bars. Four locations: Midtown, 942 Peachtree St. NE, 404249-9468; Alpharetta, 865 North Main St., 770777-4127; Perimeter, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody, 770-350-0134; Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd., 404-233-0313, hudsongrille.com. M,A,P,B


Joe’s Inside and out on the patio, this hotspot’s nostalgic charm sets the stage for a wholly unique tavern experience. With an accent on congenial good times, Joe’s sassy food servers keep patrons smiling, while the master mixologists behind the bar whip up drinks known for their flavor and potency. Midtown: 1049 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-875-6344; College park: 2144 Sullivan Rd, College Park, GA, 404-844-5000, joesatlanta.com. M Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night til 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.841.2377, lenoxsquaregrill.com. B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area, which is available in warm weather. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404-897-5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St., 404-961-7370, lobbyattwelve.com. M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh.com. VH Taco Mac Atlanta’s favorite family friendly sports restaurant and bar since 1979. Consistently voted Atlanta’s best wings and best beer selection, Taco Mac has something for everyone. 25 metro Atlanta locations, including 933 Peachtree Street NE, blocks away from the Fox Theatre. 678-9047211. tacomac.com. M

house fare served with creative twists; enjoy huge desserts, 25 types of margaritas, and the best burgers in town. 1600 Piedmont Ave., 404-8743751, cowtippersatlanta.com. M Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy. com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top 10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, centraarchy.com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Rd., 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; ruthschris.com. B, SS, D The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy.com. B

American/southern South City Kitchen With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. Two locatons: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. 770-435-0700, southcitykitchen. com. M, V

Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M

Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures the pure simple flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678.651.2770, ellishotel.com/terrace. D

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asian fusion

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on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B

cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M

Noodle continues its proven approach to Asian cuisine with a menu that offers fresh, made-to order dishes, house-made curries, and an upscale Pan Asian array of choices at a lower price than you’d typically find in similarly themed establishment. Decatur: 205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-3788622; Midtown: 903 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-685-3010; College Park: 3693 Main St., College Park, GA, 30337, (404) 767-5154, noodlehouse.net. M, D

mediterranean/latin/asian fusion

bakery Sugar Shack From breakfast paninis in the morning, signature sandwiches for lunch and dinner, and amazing cakes, pies, cheescakes, cupcakes and coffee ... there is something for everyone at every hour at the Sugar Shack. Life is sweet. 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-816-6161, sugarshackatlanta.com. B

brew pub/goUrmet pub fare Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-2640253, gordonbiersch.com. M, B Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree

creole/cajun St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M Parish New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar; a Nawlins-inspired brunch is served on the weekends. Downstairs, a take-away market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl. com. IP

european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and

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Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, 404-846-2000, h2sr.com. M

MEXICAN Cantina Tequila & Tapas Bar is located in the Terminus building on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. It features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole. Join us weekly for $2 Taco Night every Tuesday, Buck Wild Wednesdays, when certain items are only $1, and Disco Thursday. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, Terminus 100, Ste. 150, 404-892-9292, h2sr.com. B El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

seafood/sushi Coast Seafood and Raw Bar serves Atlanta’s freshest seafood and island cocktails. The menu incorporates classics including crab and corn hush puppies, a signature seafood boil, and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels; along with signature fresh catch entrees. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, 404-869-0777, h2sr.com. B Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P

steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B


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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 | 3PM Of her Vienna State Opera debut as Rossini’s Rosina, Opera News wrote “Basically, she blew everyone else off the stage.” Opera Today agrees: “The beautiful blond Ms. DiDonato quite simply has it all.”

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 | 8:15PM With “playing of the greatest intelligence and musical integrity” (The Guardian), revered British pianist Imogen Cooper “achieves that rare affect… that she is creating something personal” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). In her eagerlyawaited second Spivey Hall recital, she performs Classical and Romantic masterworks of the German piano repertoire.

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