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8 Third Time’s a Charm

11 Program and Notes

These local comedians just might be the next big thing.

18 The Second City Timeline

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They’re back!amongst the deepest disasters and the hardthanks. Even est times, we celebrate. The Cratchits sit together at a table For the past two years, I have watched our audiences on Christmas Eve with barely enough food to taste. Scrooge’s smirk, giggle and even roll withup laughter as our friends from happiest memories are wrapped in celebration—particularly Chicago putparty. theirFred unique sensethe of season humorthe and ourof unique the Fezziwig proclaims time “the year when men and seem by one consent to open After their foibles onstage forwomen our collective viewing pleasure. shut up hearts freely.” He will not allow his uncle to dampen his they physicalized the Centennial Olympic Park Fountains, celebration. embodied the special graces of the Clermont Lounge and nailed ironyScrooge’s that we call “Real Maybethe thisprofound is one reason storythe affects allHousewives of us. When weAtlanta” finally see Scrooge, perhaps the most of last year, who wouldn’t ask humorless for more?and sour character in literature, actually CELEBRATE—it lifts us up as

This their annual skewering oftothe holidays, well. year, Okay,besides maybe we should all take some time celebrate the gifts thisarchives “tired oldfor world” hasSecond given us.City classic comedy. we are returning to The Second City’s more Written by the greats of American funny people, these skits are specific and universal. I hope I haven’t ruined the ending for anybody. If there is anyone reading this who does not know Tried and true.worry—the Because some thingstoare just no matterlike thetheaddress and no the story—don’t story seems hold upplain underfunny, repetition—just celebrations of matter our life! the date. So take a breakcelebratory from the spirit of season! Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza — or from the equally Have a beautiful, holiday challenging feat of hiding from all of the above — grab a glass of your favorite libation, sit back and laugh. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this or any other season.

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charm Third time’s a

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any comedians, from Bill Murray and John Belushi to Tina Fey and Steve Carell, got their start at The Second City. This third Alliance show features three Atlanta actors in the cast, who may go on to be the “next big thing.” Here’s a brief look at who they are; for the full story, visit EncoreAtlanta.com.

Amy Roeder

What are some of your favorite things about Atlanta? I’ve seen more good theatre [here] than in my whole life, combined. I love how friendly the people are. And I love how into SEC football everybody is. Who were your comedic idols, growing up? Tim Conway, Carol Burnett ... and Lucille Ball. When did you start doing improvisation? Twelve and a half years ago, a friend of mine [from college] who’s really famous now sent me an e-mail out of the blue. He said, “I found improv and really love it, and think you should give it a try.” So, I got into improv because

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of a random e-mail from [“30 Rock” actor and The Second City alumnus] Jack McBrayer. This is your third show with The Second City. What does that mean for you? It means a lot! Second City was always the theater that did the kind of work I always wanted to do. I went to audition for them a lot in Chicago, and I always screwed up and felt like a total nob. But after the Atlanta audition, I felt like I’d showen them my best. The show gently pokes fun at some Atlanta icons and traditions. What things about this city would you like to make fun of? My biggest thing I love making fun of is


also something that I secretly adore — “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Tara Ochs

What are some of your favorite things about Atlanta? The restaurants. I sometimes claim I moved here for Taqueria Del Sol. Who were your comedic idols, growing up? “SNL” and in “In Living Color” were the two sketch shows I watched religiously. [I liked] Dana Carvey; I loved Gilda Radner and Steve Martin. When did you start doing improvisation? In college [Florida State University]. I ran into this little group called the Whammo Players, who were seniors. They were the guys who started Dad’s Garage. I was a groupie. What does working with The Second City mean for you? There aren’t a lot of places we can make money doing improv, and the thought of a company that can help us pay our bills for a day or two, it’s kind of like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What things about this city would you like to make fun of? I don’t want to be mean, because there’s so much hope in this city and potential for progress. But it’s hard to be patient with a project [like the Beltline]. And the traffic — you can always make fun of that. Randy Havens

What are some of your favorite things about Atlanta? I like the nightlife [and] that there’s

always something to do. We have a lot of great movie theaters like the Plaza Theatre on Ponce. Who were your comedic idols, growing up? I grew up watching Steve Martin and really loving the stuff he did. And reruns of “Saturday Night Live,” with John Belushi and Gilda Radner. When did you start doing improvisation? About 1999, I started doing sketch shows at Dads Garage. [Then] I saw some of their improv and thought, “That looks really cool.” What does working with The Second City mean for you? For me, Second City is the top. To work with them is a great opportunity. When I first started doing improv, I never thought that would be possible. What things about this city would you like to make fun of? I think it’s funny that we take these old neighborhoods and rip them down and build condos. And I think there’s room for comedy in the fact that Atlanta is so integrated. You could be sitting at a bar and there’s such a wide assortment of people there. You don’t see that in other cities.

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ALLIANCE THEATRE presents

Written and created by

T.J. Shanoff and Seth Weitberg Additional Material by

The Cast of Second City Musical Director

Casting by

Production Stage Manager

Matt Cohen

Beth Kligerman and Jody Feldman

R. Lamar Williams

Directed by

Billy Bungeroth Sponsored by

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cast (in alphabetical order)

Randy Havens............................................................................ Ensemble Tara Ochs.................................................................................. Ensemble *Amy Roeder............................................................................. Ensemble Micah Sherman.......................................................................... Ensemble Ric Walker................................................................................. Ensemble *Claudia Michelle Wallace.......................................................... Ensemble Understudies Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of performance.

Ryan Bernier........................................................Assistant to the Director Matthew Loren Cohen.......................................................Musical Director *R. Lamar Williams...........................................Production Stage Manager

*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION. The Second City Touring & Theatricals Companies President Kelly Leonard Producer, Touring & Theatricals Jenna Atlobelli Associate Producer Monica Wilson 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 Producer’s League for Theatre for Young Audiences (PLOTYA) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. 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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profiles TARA OCHS (Ensemble) is a graduate of FSU and a regular improviser at Dad’s Garage Theater in Atlanta. She was a company member at ComedySportz (LA); ACME Comedy Theater (LA); and has also improvised for London Theatresports and Baulhaus Ost, Berlin. Tara has appeared in several national commercials and such shows as “One Tree Hill,” “Army Wives,” “Samantha Who?” and “Close to Home.” She was recently seen in the film Life As We Know It. AMY ROEDER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance with The Second City after having been part of last year’s production of Peach Drop, Stop and Roll and 2008’s Too Busy to Hate…Too Hard to Commute. She recently returned from a tour aboard Norwegian Star with Second City Theatricals and from her sixth summer at ImprovAcadia in Maine. Locally, Amy improvises with JaCKPie Theatre. Thanks to Eric, the Alliance and The Second City for the opportunity! MICAH SHERMAN (Ensemble) is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has performed with Second City in Denver and Boston. He just finished a very successful run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with renowned musical improv group Baby Wants Candy. Micah was also in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. That’s right, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. CLAUDIA MICHELLE WALLACE (Ensemble) is a native Chicagoan and has performed with The Second City Touring Company, Urban Gateways, Mystery Machine, Pat Shay Dancers, Armando Diaz Experience and the New York-based group Asscat. Claudia also wrote and performed in Black for More: The Dirty Ass Rhoda Comeback Show and The Deb & Claudia Show. On-camera credits include “Early Edition” (CBS), “ER” (NBC) and “What About Joan” (ABC). Films include: I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, Let’s Go To Prison, Fred Claus, The Poker House and Witless Protection. Claudia is an alumna of The Second City Mainstage with

Red Scare, Iraqtile Dysfunction and War, now in its fourth smash year. RIC WALKER (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theater. Ric performed in Second City’s first Atlanta review, Too Busy to Hate… Too Hard to Commute. During a performance of that show, he actually sat on Mayor Shirley Franklin’s lap and serenaded her. He hopes Mayor Reed does not expect the same treatment. Ric is a busy actor, teacher and writer in Chicago. Ric also wants you to know that YOU are his favorite audience member. ;-) RANDY HAVENS (Ensemble) is an actor and member of the Dad’s Garage Improv Ensemble. Recent theater credits include 20/4 at Agathas, Griefers at Dad’s Garage Theater and Screwmachine/Eyecandy at PushPush Theater. He’s also had guest roles on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and Fox’s “Past Life.” He is super excited to be working with The Second City. MATTHEW LOREN COHEN (Musical Director) is a classically trained pianist from New York City who has been music directing for The Second City since 2009. In New York, Matthew co-created the award-winning improvised musical, The Next Big Broadway Musical!, now in its 11th year of production, and he music directed The Nuclear Family, an improvised musical that had a successful off-Broadway run and appeared as part of Dad’s Garage’s 2005–06 season here in Atlanta. R. LAMAR WILLIAMS (Stage Manager) is an Atlanta native. Rodney studied theatre at Florida A&M University’s Essential Theatre. His 10-year tenure at the Alliance Theatre has included stage managing Sammy & Me, Tennis in Nabulus and The Second City: Peach Drop Stop & Roll and ASM’ing August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of The Ocean and Radio Golf; Doubt; Jelly’s Last Jam and the world premieres of Women of Brewster Place; Sister Act: The Musical and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. For my Mentor, for my Love and all Humanity — “Living life as ART!” alliancetheatre.org

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profiles BILLY BUNGEROTH (Director) extends his love and thanks to The Second City, Eric Dolphy, Powell-Peralta Skateboards, TI, The Anarchist Cookbook, Matt Hovde, Marrs Blackmon, Alison Mf’’n Riley, Butter, A. Rimbaud, Lupe Fiasco, Dominique Wilkins, JC Brooks & the Black Panther Party, Bande a Part, Coca-Cola and dependable Murray’s Pomade — not to mention his lovely wife Alicia Keys/ The City of Atlanta/Patricia Neal circa 1963. . RYAN BERNIER (Assistant to the Director) is thrilled to be directing in Chicago and Atlanta. His credits include Him & Her, Deadly Sins, Battle Masters, An Unscripted Romance and Hitler Sisters: The Musical. Ryan assistant directed The Second City e.t.c. Theatre’s The Absolute Best Friggin’ Time of Your Life. He is a founding member of Suffolk University’s awardwinning comedy group Seriously Bent. He wrote, performed and toured with veteran sketch group Money in the Pants. Ryan also has studied at Improv Asylum, iO and the Annoyance, as well as the Second City conservatory and directing programs. He teaches at the Second City Training Center. T.J. SHANOFF (Writer) Second City credits include: Jewsical: The Musical! (composer/ lyricist, director); An Evening with Martin Short (musical director); Sex and The Second City (composer/lyricist); directing several shows aboard NCL ships; and composing music and lyrics for customized The Second City shows in Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Other credits include: Disney Cruise Line (musical director/emcee), Chicago Emmy Awards (musical director), Sporting News Radio (host) and WCKG-FM Chicago (host). T.J. co-created MyCampFriends.com, an online haven for all things summer camp. Sign up today! SETH WEITBERG (Writer) has previously written two revues for The Second City Theatricals, in Boston and right here at The Alliance. He is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune and McSweeney’s Internet

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Tendency, the author of three one-man shows, and the blogs The Week in Rebuke and The Week in Dubuque, and the creator of The Chicago Sessions podcast. All of his love to Lauran, his family and the Boston Red Sox. Jody Feldman (Associate Producer) 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 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. 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


profiles Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern and DePaul University, 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. susan.booth@ woodruffcenter.org. Rosemary Newcott (The 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 Class of 3000 LIVE; Goodnight Moon; Seussical the Musical; Degas’ Little Dancer; Go, Dog. Go!; Disney’s Aladdin; A Christmas Carol; Einstein is a Dummy; The Miracle Worker; Ferdinand the Bull; Merlin; The Music Lesson; Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Pinocchio 3.5; 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 and Seaside Rep. Newcott was named PBA Lexus Leader of the Arts and Best Director by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the 2001-02 season. In 2005, she received the GTC Distinguished Career Award. Newcott is also the recipient of a 2008 Princess Grace Special Project Grant. alliancetheatre.org

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profiles Why this play? During the holidays, laughter and merriment don’t always need to be accompanied by mincemeat pies, Santa Claus and Christmas trees. Children are the focus of the season, but adults need a good time too! Besides, The Second City had such a great time in Atlanta for the last two years, they are excited to come back!

Why Atlanta? Laughter helps bring diverse audiences together, especially laughing in different ways at the same things. Building community through participatory (and smart) theatre improv experiences further deepens the shared experience. Plus, each year, The Second City is excited about getting to know our local acting pool even better.

Why now? A lot of people we know have jobs again, but didn’t there for awhile, and plenty still don’t. No one’s house is worth what it was a few years ago. People in Atlanta missed vacationing on the Gulf this summer. There is still a lot going on in the world — people could use the relief of laughter.

About the Alliance Theatre Now in its 42nd season, Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre, recipient of the 2007 Regional Theatre Tony Award® and a leading national theatre, creates the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people on two stages for youth and adult audiences. Under the leadership of the Jennings Hertz, Jr. Artistic Director Susan V. Booth, the Alliance Theatre is a national theatre with a local address, reaching out annually to almost 200,000 patrons and members of the community. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance launched three Tony Award-winning hits to Broadway: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. And, in a rare event for a regional theatre, it originated the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Most recently, the Alliance transferred Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away to Broadway for a critically acclaimed Tony Award-nominated run. The theatre has premiered 60 works including adaptations of Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky. Further evidence of the Alliance’s commitment to new work is founding its nationally recognized Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, a cutting-edge program introducing student playwrights to professional networks while producing the world premiere of the winning student’s work. The Alliance Theatre also offers extensive education and outreach programs such as the Institute for Educators and the Collision Project for high school students. The Alliance continuously brings Atlanta the finest talent and finest art—proving once again that the Alliance is where great theatre lives. 404.733.4650 or www.alliancetheatre.org The Alliance Theatre is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which also includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. http://facebook.com/AllianceTheatre

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Timeline

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• December 16, 1959: The Second City opens at 1842 N. Wells in Chicago with the review Excelsior & Other Outcries. • August 1973: Bill Murray and John Candy make their Second City debut in the 46th revue. • October 1975: SC alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner join the first season’s cast of “Saturday Night Live”; Bill Murray joins the next season. • October 1976: The Second City Toronto produces “Second City TV” (SCTV), which is aired throughout Canada. • September 1982: SCTV is nominated for 7 Emmys and wins for Best Writing for a Variety Show. • September 1982: The Second City e.t.c. opens next door to Chicago’s mainstage in Piper’s Alley. • June 1988: Mike Myers, Bonnie Hunt and Barb Wallace debut in SC Chicago’s 70th revue, Kuwait Until Dark or Bright Lights, Night Baseball. •December 16, 1999: The Second City celebrates its 40th anniversary. • 1999: Second City alum Tina Fey is promoted to head writer on “Saturday Night Live.” • 2005: “The Office,” starring Second City alum Steve Carell, premieres.

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Alumni List The Second City is best known as the incubator for North America’s best and brightest comedy superstars: Alan Arkin, Ed Asner, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, John Belushi, Peter Boyle, John Candy, Steve Carell, Dan Castellaneta, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Bonnie Hunt, Robert Klein, Andrea Martin, Elaine May, Jack McBrayer, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Mike Nichols, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers, Amy Sedaris, Martin Short, Nia Vardalos, Fred Willard and many, many more.

• 2006: “30 Rock,” created by and starring Tina Fey, premieres. • January 2006: The national tour of Sex and The Second City visits over 20 cities in North America. • October 2008: The Second City and the Alliance Theatre produce their first collaboration, The Second City: Too Busy to Hate ... Too Hard to Commute. • 2010: Tim Stoltenberg, one of the local Too Busy to Hate cast members books a national commercial for AT&T.


AtlAntA’s holidAy trAdition for the whole fAmily returns to the stAge thAnksgiving weekend nov. 26 – deC. 24 It isn’t Christmas in Atlanta until you’ve seen A Christmas Carol. The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life on the Alliance Stage, with beloved carols, stunning stage magic, and your favorite Atlanta actors. A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted by David H. Bell Directed by Rosemary Newcott


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 Jay B. Goldman 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

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

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

Douglas F. Reid 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.

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

Advisory Board* Madelyn Adams Judy Anderson Mark Bell Barry Berlin Veronica Biggins Erin Brown Susan Callaway James Cox Chambers Ron Clark Tony Conway Ann Cramer Richard Cravey Jackie Cushman Sallie Daniel John Deushane Patti Dickey Sally Dorsey Diane Durgin Charles Edwards

Advisory Board Chair: Ann W. Cramer Penny McPhee Jo Roberson Edwards Cynthia Moreland Randi Emerman Linda Newport Kathryn Farley William Pate Ellen Feinsand Monica Pearson Valerie Ferguson 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 Karen Katz Charlita Stephens-Walker John Keller Veda Storey David Kuniansky Todd Tautfest Valerie Levy Susan Tucker Constance Lewis Rick Western Kristie Madara Mary Williams Kent Matlock Philip McAdoo

*Committee still in formation. The members of the Advisory Board are prominent members of the local, state and national communities who serve as ambassadors for the Alliance in support of the artistic vision and mission of the theatre.

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

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Valarie Lischer Sarah Larson


Joe Gransden’s

Holiday Big Band Show with special guest Francine Reed

“Joe is a young man w/an old soul and a classic voice. He is a great new talent, with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. And don’t forget, he plays a hell of a trumpet!” — Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director

Spend the evening with Joe and his 16-piece Big Band as they perform all of your holiday favorites with vocal great, Francine Reed. December 11, 2010 at Spivey Hall — 8:15 pm

Tickets available at spiveyhall.org or 678-466-4200

at Spivey Hall


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

Kendeda Fund

U.S. Department of Education

★★★★★★ $100,000+ Delta Air Lines, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council

Shubert Foundation, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

★★★★★ $50,000+ Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles The Home Depot

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Zeist Foundation

★★★★ $25,000+ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Callaway Foundation, Inc. City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Doris Duke Charitable Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Georgia Council for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts North Highland Company Publix Super Markets Charities Rich Foundation

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

Georgia Power John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation

Wachovia Foundation

Jones Day mediaedge: cia Sharp Electronics

SunTrust WXIA-TV

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

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

★ $2,500+ Digital Arts Studio

advocacy 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.

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sponsors turner broadcasting system, inc. is committed to meaningful corporate citizenship in the communities in which the company operates and its employees work and live. The arts is one focus area of Turner’s local philanthropy, in particular organizations and programs that enhance the quality of life for all residents of its Atlanta hometown.

Cast and company flowers sponsored by

Official Hotel

Foxgloves & Ivy

Restaurant Partners

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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DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE A L L I A N C E

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★★★ $25,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Mr. & Mrs. Howard Feinsand

James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky

Dan & Garnet Reardon Sally G. Tomlinson

★ $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 Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier Valerie & Jeff Levy Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Patty & Doug Reid Bob & Margaret Reiser Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Shelton III

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

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

Phil & Caroline Moïse John & Karen Spiegel

Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Michael & June Tompkins

Executive Producers ★ $5,000-$7,499 Matthew & Doris Geller Jay & Debbie Goldman Kathy Harris Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Phil Kent Phillip I. Kent Foundation Leslie Leigh M.D. Cynthia & Alan Maloy

James Anderson Peg & Bill Balzer Candace & Jeff Bell Frank & Mary Anne Chew The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Marcia & John Donnell Eve & Bob Eckardt

Melanie & S. Alan McKnight Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Mershon Mr. Walter W. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Kenyon Murphy Helen Smith Price Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs. S. Stephen Selig, III Penn & Sally Wells

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

Charles & Carol Edwards James & Lori Kilberg Lubo Fund

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 Sarah & Jim Borders

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John & Lucy Cook Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Robert W. & Nikki C. Eickhoff Eierman Foundation Philippa & Burrell Ellis

John & Cindy Ethridge Rick & Leslie Fuess Mr. & Mrs. Lance E. Hall Booker & Birdie Izell Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Jungers


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 communitiy. We are deeply grateful for their support. *Gifts processed as of October 15, 2010

Producers ★ $2,500-$3,499 (cont.) David L. Kuniansky TAYLAR Development & Associates Kristie L. Madara Jodi & Henry Niden Dr. Kathleen Nixon & Dr. Gregory Berkey John & Helen Parker

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

Mrs. Helen M. Regenstein Bill & Rhonda Rowland Tanya M. Rutledge Alan & Cyndy Schreihofer Michele & Glenn Shear Charlotte & Tom Shields William & Margarita Sleeper

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, Ph.D. Clara Feldman Michael & Jody Feldman Dr. & Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin

Melanie & Richard Fine Andy Fisher & Cox Television Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Margie & Barry Goheen Dr. & Mrs. Edmond I. Griffin Mrs. Jack K. Hale Rachel & Mike Hammer John & Simone Hanson Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky 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

Gene G. Abel, M.D. & Nora Harlow JoAnne & Charles S. Ackerman Mr. & Mrs. George Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bronfman II Mr. Scott Dorfman & Ms. Susie Trotochaud Luxury Cars of Atlanta

Ms. Gail H. Evans Mr. Haydn W. Fusia Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. Dwayne E. Greene Louise Staton Gunn Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Hyman, Jr. Kay H. & Burke C. Jones

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 Schacter 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 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

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annual fund Benefactors $1,000-$1,499 (cont.) 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

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 Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc NDCHealth Norfolk Southern Corporation Prudential Financial Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. UPS Verizon Corporation


a classic comedy live on stage.

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Patron Circle of Stars By investing $15,000 or more in The Woodruff Arts Center and its divisions — the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences — these outstanding Annual Corporate Campaign donors helped us raise more than $8.4 million last year. Thank you! Chairman’s Council ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ $450,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. ★★★★★★★★★★ $300,000+ Cox Interests Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, James M. Cox Foundation Hon. Anne Cox Chambers UPS ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte LLP, its Partners & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees The Home Depot Foundation Jones Day Foundation & Employees The Klaus Family Foundation PricewaterhouseCoopers Partners & Employees Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ★★★★★★★★ $150,000+ Alston & Bird LLP Equifax Inc. & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. SunTrust Bank Employees & Trusteed Foundations Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Walter H. & Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund

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Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust Greene-Sawtell Foundation ★★★★★★★ $100,000+ AirTran Airways Bank of America Kaiser Permanente King & Spalding LLP KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Novelis, Inc. Regions Financial Corporation Wells Fargo Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund ★★★★★★ $75,000+ Holder Construction Company The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Patty & Doug Reid Family Foundation ★★★★★ $50,000+ AGL Resources Inc. Cisco Coca-Cola Enterprises Delta Air Lines, Inc. GMT Capital Corporation ING Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester Kilpatrick Stockton LLP Primerica Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

★★★★ $35,000+ Accenture & Accenture Employees Lisa & Joe Bankoff Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. GE Energy The Imlay Foundation, Inc. Invesco PLC Norfolk Southern, Employees & Foundation SCANA Energy Siemens Industry, Inc. Harris A. Smith Troutman Sanders LLP Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. ★★★ $25,000+ Assurant Atlanta Companies Assurant Solutions Assurant Specialty Property BDO USA, LLP Brysan Utility Contractors, Inc. Chartis Crawford & Company Drummond Company, Inc. Eisner Family Foundation First Data Corporation Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific IBM Corporation Philip I. Kent Foundation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Foundation McKinsey & Company, Inc. Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. J. Marshall & Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust


Mary & Craig Ramsey Rock-Tenn Company Richard D. Shirk Southwire Company Spectrum Brands Towers Watson Waffle House, Inc. Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund Waste Management Charitable Foundation Yancey Bros. Co. ★★ $15,000+ 22squared, inc. ACE Charitable Foundation Acuity Brands, Inc. AGCO Corporation Alix Partners Arnall Golden Gregory LLP The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Atlanta Foundation Atlanta Marriott Marquis Julie & Jim Balloun BB&T Corporation Beaulieu Group, LLC The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch George M. Brown Trust Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Bryan Cave LLP Buck Consultants The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Talela & Beauchamp Carr CB Richard Ellis Center Family Foundation Mr. Charles Center Mr. & Mrs. Fred Halperin Ms. Charlene Berman The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc.

Cousins Properties Incorporated Ann & Jeff Cramer DLA Piper Duke Realty Corporation Exide Technologies Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Fernandez Fifth Third Bank Ford & Harrison LLP Robert Fornaro John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Gas South, LLC Georgia Natural Gas Grant Thornton LLP Harland Clarke The Howell Fund, Inc. ICS Contract Services, LLC Infor Global Solutions Jenny & Phil Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Tom O. Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation David & Jennifer Kahn Family Foundation Sarah & Jim Kennedy Kurt P. Kuehn Karole & John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Mohawk Industries, Inc. Mueller Water Products, Inc. Noonan Family Foundation Vicki R. Palmer The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation, Inc. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Printpack Inc./The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation David M. Ratcliffe J. Mack Robinson Interests Frances & Jesse A. Sasser, Jr. Selig Enterprises, Inc./ The Selig Foundation

Spencer Stuart Karen & John Spiegel Superior Essex Inc. TriMont Real Estate Advisors, Inc. United Distributors, Inc. WATL/WXIA/Gannett Foundation John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Sue & Neil Williams Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC Carla & Leonard Wood The Xerox Foundation Donor listing as of October 4, 2010.

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alliance theatre staff Artistic Jennings Hertz, Jr. Artistic Director.................................... Susan V. Booth The 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 Education..........................................................Sharon Brewer 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 Manager..................................................... Christopher Moses Education Associate & 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 Finance Controller................................................................. 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 Director of Marketing............................................................ Virginia Vann Associate Director of Marketing................................................Joe Gfaller Advertising & Promotions Specialist................................. Caroline Tanner E-marketing Specialist.............................................................John Maley Graphic Designer................................................................ Nadine Cheng Public Relations Agency....................................................Liz Lapidus PR Associate Director of Group Sales ................................Quidana Bosman Group Sales Coordinator...................................................Laura Peacock Associate Director of Patron Services........................................ Shana Orr Assistant House Manager........................................................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 Production Management Production Manager........................................................ Rixon Hammond Stage Management Alliance Stage Managers................................Pat A. Flora, lark hackshaw, R. Lamar Williams Hertz Stage Management Production Assistant...................Redd Horrocks TYF Stage Manager..................................................................Liz Campbell TYF Stage Management Production Assistant.................. Amy Radebaugh Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager...................................................Scott Bowne Crew Chief....................................................................... Vincent Simons Children’s Theatre Crew Chief...............................................Deb Maberry Properties Stagehand.....................................................Courtney O’Neill Flyman....................................................................................Willie Parks 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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Properties Properties Manager...............................................................Robert Elliott Props Lead Artisan...................................................Dana Hylton Calabro Properties Buyer.........................................................Heather Schroeder Properties Artisan................................Blake Anderson, Suzanne Morris Costumes Costume Shop Manager................................................. Carol Hammond Design Assistant............................................................. English Benning Draper............................................................................... Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster.................................................................. Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/First Hands...........................Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Maegan Robinson Wig Master.............................................................................Karin Craven Wardrobe............................................................. John Hardy, Niki Traxler The Second City Touring & Theatricals Companies President..............................................................................Kelly Leonard Director of Talent Development ........................................Beth Kligerman Producer, Touring & Theatricals . .......................................Jenna Altobelli Director of Marketing . ................................................... Robin Hammond Associate Producers ..................................Nate DuFort, Monica Wilson Production Coordinator .............................................................Josh Miller The Second City, Inc. Co-Chairmen ....................................... Andrew Alexander & Len Stuart C.E.O. & Executive Producer .....................................Andrew Alexander Chief Operating Officer . .................................................. Diana Martinez Chief Financial Officer . ........................................Chief Financial Officer Executive Vice President ....................................................Kelly Leonard


William Shakespeare’s

Sponsored by ASC Board of Directors

timon of athens Nov 4 - 28, 2010

Charles Dickens’

A Christmas Carol Dec 1 - 23, 2010

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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 Garrison’s A neighborhood destination known for high quality food, generous portions and a comfortable setting. Superb wine and specialty

cocktails compliment 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


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

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 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

American/steakhouse

asian fusion

Cowtippers is known as an avid supporter of the community, whimsy and down right good old-fashioned fun. Home to traditional steak 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

Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B

Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of

Noodle continues its proven approach to Asian cuisine with a menu that offers fresh, madeto 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, 404-378-8622; Midtown: 903 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-6853010; College Park: 3693 Main St., College Park, GA, 30337, (404) 767-5154, noodlehouse.net. M

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 St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M

creole/cajun 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 cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M Nikolai’s Roof is an award-winning AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the epitome of fine dining at its best. Delight in the option of a four, six or eight-course tasting menu with wine pairings or an innovative a la carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and tastes, fresh ingredients and an elegant ambiance with a view overlooking

Atlanta’s starlit skyline. 255 Courtland St. NE, (404) 221-6362, nikolaisroof.com. D

mediterranean/latin/asian fusion 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, 404-8690777, 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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