FOX Theatre. Anastasia, December 2022

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FOX THEATRE DECEMBER 2022
3 encoreatlanta.com | ANASTASIA DECEMBER 2022 CURTAIN CALL When Stories Become Legends Story by Robert Viagas 6 SHOW INFORMATION Production Notes 11 Who’s Who 17 DEPARTMENTS Staff 26 Etiquette 30 For Your Information 32 Friends of the Fox 33 Fox Fun Facts 34
Veronica Stern (Anya) in the North American Tour of Anastasia Photo by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made.

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WHEN STORIES BECOME LEGENDS

How real is the story of Anastasia?

We know there once really was a girl named Anastasia Romanov. She really was the daughter (the youngest of five children) of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II. We know her official title was Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaevna, though she was just a teen-ager.

We also know the sad fact that she and her whole family were rounded up and executed by the Communist revolutionaries who overthrew her father and established what would become the Soviet Union in 1918.

But here is where the story enters a hazy zone. It was believed by many, especially those who hated the Communists and those who revered the royal family, that Anastasia somehow had managed to survive, alone of all her family, and escape. Over the succeeding years, several women claiming

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Willem Butler (Dmitri), Bryan Seastrom (Vlad), Veronica Stern (Anya) and The Company in the North American Tour of Anastasia – Photo by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made.
The Curious Life of Anastasia

to be Anastasia came forward to claim they were the last heirs to the throne. Some of the claimants made very convincing cases, but none were conclusively proven to be the last, lost princess.

IT’S ABOUT WHO WE ARE

Nevertheless, the story captured the public’s imagination, especially after the release of a live-action movie in 1956, starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner and Helen Hayes, with a script by Arthur Laurents.

But in the 1990s, DNA testing of the family’s remains seemed to establish that all the claims were hoaxes, and that the legend of Anastasia had been only wishful thinking all along. So why is Anastasia’s story so perennially popular, generation after generation, even after the it’s been found to be mainly a legend?

Lynn Ahrens, Tony Award-winning lyricist of Anastasia, said, “Stories become legends when they resonate with our dreams and hopes. Anastasia has themes of romance, redemption and reunion at its core—it’s about who we are, who we yearn to connect with and the possibility that maybe, just maybe we’re more than we ever could imagine…who wouldn’t love a story with all that?”

The show you’re seeing today has had almost as circuitous a life as Anastasia herself. Produced and directed by Don Bluth, the story was adapted in 1997 as the first animated musical film released by 20th Century Fox Animation. It featured an original score by Ahrens and her partner, composer Stephen Flaherty. Together, the collaborators have written award-winning musicals including Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical and A Man of No Importance, the latter of which is currently enjoying an Off-Broadway revival. Powered by its Oscar-nominated score and especially its Oscar-nominated song, “Journey to the Past,” Anastasia proved to be the most profitable Fox animated film, and beloved by children who grew up with it in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The animated film tells the story of two Russian con men who are trying to find a girl of the right age and look to pass off as Anastasia so they can collect a generous bounty. They find a likely young woman who is suffering from amnesia, who seems to be the perfect choice. But as things progress, they start to suspect that she really is the lost princess.

The continued popularity of the film led to plans for a stage adaptation. Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally penned the libretto. And after several workshops and a major regional production in Hartford,

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Anastasia - Tony -winning playwright Terrence McNally with songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

Connecticut, the full stage adaptation opened on Broadway in 2017 featuring seven songs from the movie (including “Journey to the Past”) and more than a dozen new Ahrens & Flaherty tunes. It ran 808 performances and won two Tony Awards.

ADD A LOT OF FUN

Ahrens and the rest of the creative team paid special attention to this North American touring production that has come to the Fox. “As with any tour,” she said, “there have been certain modifications made to the physical production to make it more portable and easier to assemble as it travels from venue to venue, each with different physical and technical needs. Probably the most important of these modifications was that the turntables were eliminated, and transitions became a lot more actor-driven, rather than automated. On Broadway we had a rotating train, and on tour the train is created by the actors.”

Ahrens said, “These re-thinks are all very successful and add a lot of fun. (And of course there are still the gorgeous videos and costumes!) I saw it at one of its stops, and I must say, thanks to [director] Darko Tresnjak, designers and the whole team, it looks and sounds totally sumptuous—real Broadway quality.”

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Veronica Stern (Anya) in the North American Tour of Anastasia Photo by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made
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Book By Music By Lyrics By TERRENCE M cNALLY STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Inspired by the TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX MOTION PICTURES by special arrangement with BUENA VISTA THEATRICAL From the play by MARCELLE MAURETTE as adapted by GUY BOLTON VERONICA STERN WILLEM BUTLER BEN EDQUIST GERRI WEAGRAFF BRYAN SEASTROM MADELINE RAUBE THALIA ATALLAH ZACHARY BIGELOW WILLIAM AARON BISHOP LOUIS BROGNA GABRIELLA BURKE LEELA CHOPRA AMIN FUSON REBECCA HARTMAN KAITLYN JACKSON BROOKLYN LIBAO ALEC LLOYD VICTORIA MADDEN BILLY McGAVIN DOMINIC PAGLIARO LUKE RANDS LATHAN A. ROBERTS ALEXANDRYA SALAZAR AMY SMITH SARAH STATLER Scenic Design Costume Design Lighting Design Sound Design ALEXANDER DODGE LINDA CHO DONALD HOLDER PETER HYLENSKI Projection Design Hair & Wig Design Makeup Design Casting AARON RHYNE CHARLES G. LAPOINTE JOE DULUDE II JASON STYRES Orchestrations Vocal Arrangements Dance Arrangements Music Supervisor DOUG BESTERMAN STEPHEN FLAHERTY DAVID CHASE TOM MURRAY Music Director Music Coordinator Tour Booking Marketing & Publicity Direction Interactive Marketing JEREMY ROBIN LYONS JOHN MEZZIO THE BOOKING GROUP BOND THEATRICAL ANDY DRACHENBERG MEREDITH BLAIR Company Manager Production Management General Management Production Stage Manager MACKENZIE DOUGLAS NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS GENTRY & ASSOCIATES KATERYNA TURKALO SHELBY STARK GREGORY VANDER PLOEG Executive Producer SETH WENIG Commissioned by DMITRY BOGACHEV Director Choreographer SARAH HARTMANN BILL BURNS Original Choreographer PEGGY HICKEY Original Director DARKO TRESNJAK
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LYNN AHRENS
Originally produced on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 24, 2017 by S tage Entertainment, Bill Taylor, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold.
Presentations presents

CAST

Little Anastasia (at certain performances) LEELA CHOPRA, ALEXANDRYA SALAZAR

Dowager Empress GERRI WEAGRAFF Tsarina Alexandra KAITLYN JACKSON Tsar Nicholas II AMIN FUSON

Young Anastasia BROOKLYN LIBAO Maria Romanov VICTORIA MADDEN Olga Romanov GABRIELLA BURKE Tatiana Romanov THALIA ATALLAH Alexei Romanov (at certain performances) LEELA CHOPRA, ALEXANDRYA SALAZAR

Gleb BEN EDQUIST Dmitry WILLEM BUTLER Vlad BRYAN SEASTROM Anya VERONICA STERN Paulina BROOKLYN LIBAO Marfa VICTORIA MADDEN Dunya THALIA ATALLAH Count Ipolitov AMIN FUSON Gorlinsky BILLY McGAVIN Countess Lily MADELINE RAUBE Count Leopold BILLY McGAVIN Sergei LOUIS BROGNA Count Gregory .................................................................................................................AMIN FUSON Countess Gregory .................................................................................................. SARAH STATLER Odette in Swan Lake.........................................................................................GABRIELLA BURKE

Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake .................................................................. LATHAN A. ROBERTS Von Rothbart in Swan Lake ....................................................................................... LUKE RANDS Suitors, Soldiers, Comrades, Ghosts, Parisians, Russian Aristocrats in Exile, Waiters, Reporters, Cygnets in Swan Lake .. THALIA ATALLAH, ZACHARY BIGELOW, WILLIAM AARON BISHOP, LOUIS BROGNA, GABRIELLA BURKE, AMIN FUSON, KAITLYN JACKSON, BROOKLYN LIBAO, BILLY McGAVIN, VICTORIA MADDEN, LUKE RANDS, MADELINE RAUBE, LATHAN A. ROBERTS, SARAH STATLER

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for the listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the appearance. For Anya—THALIA ATALLAH, REBECCA HARTMAN, VICTORIA MADDEN; for Dmitry—WILLIAM AARON BISHOP, ZACHARY BIGELOW; for Vlad—BILLY McGAVIN, DOMINIC PAGLIARO; for Dowager Empress— KAITLYN JACKSON, SARAH STATLER; for Countess Lily— REBECCA HARTMAN, KAITLYN JACKSON; for Gleb—WILLIAM AARON BISHOP, AMIN FUSON; for Odette—VICTORIA MADDEN, AMY SMITH; for Prince Siegfried—ZACHARY BIGELOW, ALEC LLOYD; for Von Rothbart—LOUIS BROGNA, ALEC LLOYD.

SWINGS

REBECCA HARTMAN, ALEC LLOYD, DOMINIC PAGLIARO, AMY SMITH

Dance Captains: ALEC LLOYD, VICTORIA MADDEN

Fight Captain: BILLY MCGAVIN

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, beepers and watches prior to the beginning of the performance.

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Willem Butler Veronica Stern Ben Edquist Bryan Seastrom Gerri Weagraff Madeline Raube Thalia Atallah Zachary Bigelow William Aaron Bishop Louis Brogna Lathan A. Roberts Alexandrya Salazar Amy Smith Sarah Statler Gabriella Burke Leela Chopra Rebecca Hartman Kaitlyn Jackson Amin Fuson Brooklyn Libao Alec Lloyd Victoria Madden Dominic Pagliaro Luke Rands Billy McGavin

MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT I

Setting: Saint Petersburg, 1906, 1917 & 1927

Prologue: “Once Upon a December”................................... Dowager Empress and Little Anastasia “The Last Dance of the Romanovs” ..................................................................................Ensemble “A Rumor in St. Petersburg”.................................................................Dmitry, Vlad and Ensemble “In My Dreams”................................................................................................................. ........Anya “The Rumors Never End”................................................................................... Gleb and Ensemble “Learn to Do It”............................................................................................Vlad, Anya and Dmit ry “The Neva Flows”...................................................................................................... Gleb and Anya “The Neva Flows” (Reprise) .................................................................................................... .. Men “My Petersburg” ....................................................................................................Dmitry and Anya “Once Upon a December”.................................................................................. Anya and Ensemble “A Secret She Kept”..................................................................................................................Anya “Stay, I Pray You”.............................................Count Ipolitov, Anya, Dmitry, Vlad and Ensemble “We’ll Go From There”..............................................................Vlad, Anya, Dmitry and Ensemble “Traveling Sequence”.......................................................Gleb, Gorlinsky, Anya, Dmitry and Vlad “Still”........................................................................................................................ ..................Gleb “Journey to the Past”..................................................................................................................Anya

ACT II

Setting: Paris, 1927 “Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)”......................................Vlad, Dmitry, Anya and Ensemble “Close the Door”...................................................................................................Dowager Empr ess “Land of Yesterday”.............................................................................Countess Lily and Ensemble “The Countess and the Common Man”....................................................... Vlad and Countess Lily “Land of Yesterday” (Reprise).................................................................................................. .Gleb “A Nightmare”........................................................................ Romanov Children, Tsar and Tsarina “In a Crowd of Thousands”....................................................................................Dmitry and Anya “Meant to Be”............................................................................................................................ Vlad “Quartet at the Ballet”................................. Anya, Dmitry, Dowager Empress, Gleb and Ensemble “Everything to Win”...............................................................................................................Dmitry “Once Upon a December” (Reprise).................................................... Anya and Dowager Empress “The Press Conference”............................................................. Countess Lily, Vlad and Ensemble “Everything to Win” (Reprise).................................................................................................. Anya “Still”/“The Neva Flows” (Reprise)........................................................ Gleb, Anya and Ensemble

Anastasia utilizes theatrical haze, strobe lights, gunshot sound effects and smoking (vapor e-cigarettes).

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ORCHESTRA Conductor: JEREMY ROBIN LYONS Associate Conductor/Keyboard 1—SONIA YUNG-HSUAN LEE Keyboard 2: MEGAN SMYTHE; Violin—ADAM KUJAWA; Cello— ELEN WROTEN; Reeds—TODD BARNHART, SHENGWEN WU; Trumpet—KEATON VIAVATTINE; Horn—ELIZABETH SIMMONS; Percussion—CHRIS
Keyboard
Finale.................................................................................................... Anya, Dmitry and Com pany
CERRETO. Music Coordinator: JOHN MEZZIO Electronic Music Design: STRANGE CRANIUM Original
Programming: RANDY COHEN, RANDY COHEN KEYBOARDS

WHO’S WHO in the CAST

VERONICA STERN (Anya) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut with Anastasia! In 2021, she made her professional debut with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and her New York debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below. BroadwayWorld named her one to watch in 2022! Special thanks to her team, Avalon Artists Group, and her family. BFA Musical Theatre, CCM. www.veronicastern.com, IG: @veronicastern

WILLEM BUTLER (Dmitry) is making his touring debut. BFA Music Theatre, Elon University. Credits: Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abignale, Jr.), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo). Willem competed and won first place in BroadwayWorld’s first annual NextOnstage competition. He would like to thank his family, friends, and specifically Mom and Dad for always supporting him. @KillemWillem, www.willembutler.com

BEN EDQUIST (Gleb) from Lake Jackson, TX is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! He was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and has originated numerous roles in contemporary opera including the lead role in Carlisle Floyd’s last opera. Recent theater credits: She Loves Me (George Novak), Sweeney Todd (Anthony Hope), Carousel (Jigger Craigin). BM, Vanderbilt University. MM, Rice University. Lotte Lenya Competition Winner. Love and thanks to my amazing wife, my parents, the team at UIA talent, and my family at Brazosport Center Stages. www.benedquist.com, Instagram: @benedquist

GERRI WEAGRAFF (Dowager Empress) is thrilled to be touring with this wonderful cast and crew,

telling this beautiful story! National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Golde). Regional: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Beef & Boards, Fireside, Candlelight Theatre. Credits: Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Show Boat (Parthy Hawks), The Spitfire Grill (Hannah), Bright Star (Mama Murphy), Lend Me a Tenor (Julia). Many thanks to Jason Styres Casting and the Anastasia creative team, to my husband Paul, my children, family, and friends for their love and support! www.gerriweagraff.com

BRYAN SEASTROM (Vlad) is thrilled and honored to be a part of Anastasia. Favorite credits: The Red Skelton Story (Red), Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), Tangled: The Musical (Hook Hand), the national tour of Anything Goes, Disney Cruise Line. Bryan is also a puppeteer and family entertainer and can be found outside having fun with his pal Clide Snail in a web series called Bryan’s Backyard. Proud graduate, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts; BFA, Musical Theatre, The College of Santa Fe. Shout out to his loving friends and family. A big thanks to the Anastasia team and Todd and Bob at ATB Talent.

MADELINE RAUBE (Countess Lily).

National tour debut! Recent credits: Kiss Me, Kate (Kate); The Secret Garden (Lily); Life of the Party (Nina - Dir. Larry O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin); The Phantom of the Opera (Christine); Annie (Lily St. Regis). Master’s degree, Musical Theatre Performance, NYU; bachelor’s degree, Classical Voice, Oberlin Conservatory. A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, Olivia, and Charlotte for all your love and support! www. madelineraube.com, Instagram: @mdrsinger

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THALIA ATALLAH (Ensemble) is over the moon to make her national tour debut! Southern California native, recent Musical Theater graduate from UCLA. Credits: In the Heights (Nina), Pippin (Leading Player), Heathers: The Musical (Heather Chandler), Seussical (Gertrude), The Addams Family (Wednesday). Thanks to family and agents at CESD for their unwavering support and the Anastasia team for giving her home, love, family.

ZACHARY BIGELOW (Ensemble) (he/him). BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. Tour: Something Rotten! (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare) Regional: Flat Rock Playhouse, Short North Stage, ACT of Connecticut. Most recently seen on the mainstage of the beautiful Disney Dream, sprinkling pixie dust and stepping in time. Special thanks to my parents, family, friends, and Jim Keith at MTA for their endless love and support. For Katie, all my love. @zmbluvz2act

WILLIAM AARON BISHOP (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his national tour debut! Previous credits: Jersey Boys (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Head Over Heels, Once Upon a Mattress, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and many more. He was a featured soloist for Broadway’s Future Holiday Concert at Lincoln Center. William thanks his agents at EA, his loving family, and friends for all their support. Enjoy the show!

LOUIS BROGNA (Ensemble) is making his National tour debut! Hailing from Boston, and a Boston Conservatory alumni, Louis currently resides in NYC. Past credits: The Donkey Show (A.R.T.), The Music Man (Olin Britt). Louis thanks friends, family, and the team for their support. @louisbrogna www.louisbrogna.com

GABRIELLA BURKE (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her national tour debut with Anastasia! Originally from metro-Detroit, Michigan, Gabriella moved to New York City where she recently graduated with a BFA in commercial dance from Pace University. When not performing, Gabriella is a STOTT certified pilates instructor and enjoys working with clients to rehabilitate and/or prevent injury. Gabriella sends a huge thank you to the Anastasia team and to all her teachers, family and friends for all their support! :) @gab.burke

LEELA CHOPRA (Little Anastasia) is delighted to make her national tour debut! Leela is nine years old and has performed in various school and community recitals. Upcoming: Sesame Street (PBS/HBO Max). Many thanks to Nouveaux Management, her amazing coaches (Ms. Talara, Ms. Christine, Ms, Namrata and Actors Technique), PS 59 teachers. Love to grandparents, Mom and Dad for their endless support!

AMIN FUSON (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make his National tour and professional debut! He is from Albany, CA and attended The University of California, Irvine where he received his BFA in Music Theatre. Amin thanks his family, friends, and UCI teachers. Much love. @Amin_Fuson, www.AminFuson.com

REBECCA HARTMAN (Swing) (she/ her) is a singer, dancer, and actor from Holtsville, NY. BFA Musical Theatre, Webster University. Recent credits: The Sound of Music (Maria, Choreographer); Mary Poppins (u/s Mary Poppins), Matilda (Acrobat, u/s Mrs. Wormwood, Choreographer). When not performing, she can be found teaching dance, playing princesses for children’s birthday parties, and creating TikToks. @rebecca_hartman_

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KAITLYN JACKSON (Ensemble) is a graduate of Ithaca College’s BFA Acting program. Credits: All Shook Up (Natalie), Songs for a New World (Woman 2), Titanic: The Musical (Kate Murphy), and an apprenticeship with the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. She has two albums of original music and was featured on Season 13 of American Idol. www.Kaitlyn-Jackson.com

BROOKLYN LIBAO (Ensemble). This is Brooklyn’s national tour debut! Originally from Montreal, Canada, she moved to New York City to study at The Ailey School. She has danced alongside The Alvin Ailey Dance Company in Memoria and performed Awakening by Robert Battle at Lincoln Center. Thank you to the team and her supportive family. IG: @Brooxlib

ALEC LLOYD (Swing, Co-Dance Captain) is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut! Credits: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tangled: The Musical, Twice Charmed (Disney Cruise Line). Alumni of The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts. Special thanks to his parents and friends for their endless support, Lisa Lindholm and Julie Medeiros at Go 2 Talent Agency, and the entire Anastasia team. @alec.james.lloyd

VICTORIA MADDEN (Ensemble, Co-Dance Captain). National tour debut. Credits: School of Rock (u/s Patty), The Count of Monte Cristo, Beauty and the Beast, Annie (Tuacahn Amphitheatre), Anne Frank: My Secret Life (Anne Frank, Syracuse Stage), The Wizard of Oz, Hello, Dolly! (Maine State Music Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Arista, The Argyle Theatre), Saturday Night Fever, Newsies (Hannah, Cortland Repertory Theatre). Training: Bolshoi Ballet, Joffrey Ballet. BFA: Musical Theatre, Syracuse University.

BILLY McGAVIN (Ensemble).

National Tour: Evita (American Theatre Guild). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Moonlight Amphitheater), Ragtime, Bright Star, Joseph... (Candlelight Pavilion), Footloose (Glendale Centre Theatre), Into the Woods (Lewis Family Playhouse). IG: @billymcgavin

DOMINIC PAGLIARO (Swing) (He/ Him) is thrilled to make his National Tour debut with Anastasia! Regional: The Little Mermaid (New Paradigm Theatre), Newsies (Cardinal Stage), Mamma Mia! (Woodstock Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (Clinton Show boat), and more. BFA Indiana Univer sity. From Sandy Hook, CT, Dominic is endlessly grateful for Mom, Dad, family, and friends for their support. Special thanks to Jim Keith at MTA, Jason Styres, and the team at Anastasia for making this possible! www.dompagliaro.com @dompags35

LUKE RANDS (Ensemble). National tour debut! Regional credits: Music Theatre Wichita - Newsies (Albert), The Drowsy Chaperone (Pastry Chef), Hairspray (Nicest Kid), 42nd Street Brigham Young University MT BFA ’22. Thanks to LINK, The Collective, his educators, and his wonderful family. IG: @lukerands

LATHAN A. ROBERTS (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be joining the cast of Anastasia! Lathan is a proud native of Atlanta, GA where he trained and studied Dance at Brenau University. National Tour: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Ensemble, u/s Andrew Gaines) Regional: RWS Big Top Dreams (Dance Captain), Damn Yankees (Ensemble), Crazy For You (Pete). Huge thank you to my friends, family, and teachers for your constant support. Lastly, thank you to Resolute Artists Agency! IG @Lathanr__

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ALEXANDRYA SALAZAR (Little Anastasia) is thrilled to make her national tour debut! Her credits include: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Sorrow u/s), The Lyric Opera of Chicago; North American Premiere of Solaris (The Child), Griffin Theatre; and most recently, The King & I (Princess Ying Yaowlak), Drury Lane Theatre. She is nine years old, a print model and has done commercials and voice over projects. Much love to her parents for their love & support. Thanks to her family and friends for all their encouragement. Special thanks to her teachers/coaches for their guidance and her agents at Big Mouth Talent. IG @alexandryads

AMY SMITH (Swing). National tour debut! Regional/New York: Feinstein’s 54 Below, Tuacahn, Moonlight Amphitheater, Moscow Ballet, New York Metropolitan Opera with LV Opera, CCAE Theatricals, Hale Center. Film: Miracle Valley (Kelly) in theaters 2022. Broadway Dance Center ProSem graduate and BYU BFA MT’20. Thanks to the Anastasia team, Avalon Artists Group, and family!

SARAH STATLER (Ensemble). Regional: Buddy…The Buddy Holly Story (Vi Petty), Indecent (Miriam Godowsky/Accordion), Tickling the Ivories (Pianist/Vocalist), New York Theater: The Dome (Sarah), Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Incredibly Deaf Musical (Lisa), Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (Featured Street Chorus).

TERRENCE McNALLY (Book) (November 3, 1938 – March 24, 2020) is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, and his musical books for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. In 1996, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, and in 2018 he was elected to the American

Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Inc.

LYNN AHRENS (Lyrics) and STEPHEN FLAHERTY (Music) have been collaborators since 1983. They won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Ragtime, and Once On This Island won the 2018 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. They were nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for the score of Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film Anastasia, and with Terrence McNally, they also adapted Anastasia for Broadway. Other Broadway credits: Seussical (one of the most produced shows in America), Rocky, My Favorite Year, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, the 2009 revival of Ragtime, Lincoln Center Theater’s A Man of No Importance, Dessa Rose, and The Glorious Ones. Playwrights Horizon: Lucky Stiff. Upcoming shows include Little Dancer, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, and Knoxville, directed by Frank Galati. Ahrens and Flaherty are four-time Grammy nominees, recipients of the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement, and were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2015. They serve on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America and founded the DGF Fellows Program for Emerging Writers. www.ahrensandflaherty.com

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

(Inspired by the Motion Pictures). One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film includes the component units Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Fox Stage Productions, the live theatre production division of the studio, has offices in New York

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and Los Angeles and is currently developing numerous legitimate stage properties based on iconic motion pictures in the Fox library, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Devil Wears Prada, among others.

DARKO TRESNJAK (Original Director) won the 2014 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder starring Jefferson Mays, and a 2015 Obie Award for The Killer starring Michael Shannon. Favorite productions: The Ghosts of Versailles with Patti LuPone, The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, Titus Andronicus with John Vickery, The Skin of Our Teeth with Marian Seldes, All’s Well That Ends Well with Kate Forbes, and Rear Window with Kevin Bacon.

PEGGY HICKEY (Original Choreographer). Broadway: Anastasia (also in Europe and Tokyo), Dutch Tony Award Best Choreography, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Astaire and Outer Critics Circle noms.). Lincoln Center: My Fair Lady (NY Philharmonic). Regional: Hartford, Old Globe, Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Music Theatre Wichita, California Music Theatre. Opera: Most major opera houses. Film: Woodshock, The Brady Bunch Movie (MTV Award, Best Choreography nom.). TV: Hansel and Gretel (Live from Lincoln Center), Die Fledermaus (Live from The Kennedy Center), Beck’s The New Pollution (MTV Award, Best Choreography). www.peggyhickey.com

SARAH HARTMANN (Director) is a New York-based director and writer. She has worked on Broadway and across the country at theaters such as Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, Chautauqua Theater Company, Charlottesville Opera, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and the

Juilliard School. She can currently be seen on the Disney+ show Encore! and is developing projects for film and TV. Thanks to Donna and Helen.

BILL BURNS (Choreographer) has directed and choreographed US and International companies of The Producers, Japanese productions of On the Town, Curtains, My One & Only, and was Resident Choreographer for the US premiere of Dirty Dancing. Bill has numerous theater, film, and television credits to his name. Most recently, his work was seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

ALEXANDER DODGE (Scenic Design). Broadway: Anastasia (Outer Critics nom.), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics noms.), Present Laughter (Tony nom.), Old Acquaintance, Butley, and Hedda Gabler. Off-Broadway: Harry Clarke (Vineyard); The Liar (CSC); Ripcord (MTC); Rapture, Blister, Burn (Playwrights); Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Second Stage); Observe the Sons of Ulster… (LCT, Lortel winner). West End: All New People. Opera: Samson et Dalila (Met), Thirteenth Child (Santa Fe), The Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera), Dinner at Eight (Minnesota, Wexford), Il Trittico (Berlin). Training: Yale.

LINDA CHO (Costume Design). Broadway: The Great Society, Lifespan of a Fact, Anastasia (Tony nom.), A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder (Tony Award), The Velocity of Autumn. Over 200 regional and international design credits in theatre, dance, and opera. Recipient of the Craig Noel Award, Connecticut Critic Circle Award, Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, Ruth Morely Design Award. Nominations from Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Henry Hewes, Elliot Norton, Bay Area, Robby, IRNE,

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and Jeff Awards. Linda sits on the Advisory Committee for the American Theater Wing. MFA, Yale School of Drama. lindacho.com

DONALD HOLDER (Lighting Design).

Broadway: The Lion King and South Pacific (Tony Awards); The King and I, Oslo, The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, Ragtime, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, A Streetcar Named Desire, Movin’ Out, Gem of the Ocean, Juan Darien (all Tony noms.); Paradise Square; Tootsie; Kiss Me, Kate; She Loves Me; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Big Fish; Bullets Over Broadway; Annie; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Boy from Oz; and many others. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TFANA), Blood and Gifts, Happiness (LCT) and many others. Opera: Porgy and Bess, Rigoletto, Two Boys, and The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera).

PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Design).

Grammy, Olivier, five-time Tony nominated. Selected Designs: Frozen, Anastasia, Once On This Island, Something Rotten!, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On A Clear Day…, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf the Musical, Wonderland, Cry-Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other credits: Moulin Rouge (Boston), Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London), Rocky Das Musical (Hamburg, Stuttgart), King Kong (Melbourne).

AARON RHYNE (Projection Design).

Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Anastasia Broadway: The Sound Inside, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Drama Desk Award), Bonnie & Clyde. Tours: Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester. Off-Broadway: This

Ain’t No Disco, Absolute Brightness…, Bootycandy, Water by the Spoonful, Wild With Happy, Working. Opera: The Thirteenth Child (Santa Fe), Florencia (Florida Grand), The Ghosts of Versailles (L.A. Opera), La Traviata (Wolf Trap). Disney: Frozen (Disneyland); Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Aladdin (Disney Cruise Line). Regional: Noir (Alley), Love Actually Live(Wallace), Hair (Asolo). www.aaronrhyne.com

CHARLES G. LaPOINTE (Hair and Wig Design) is an award-winning designer. Numerous Broadway, Touring, Regional, West End, and international productions including Hamilton (Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award), Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Beetlejuice, The Cher Show (Drama Desk Award), Anastasia, SpongeBob SquarePants (Drama Desk Award), Jersey Boys, A Gentleman’s Guide…, In the Heights. TV: The Wiz Live! (Emmy nom.), Jesus Christ Superstar Live! (Emmy nom., Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award), Hairspray Live!.

JOE DULUDE II (Makeup Design) has been designing makeup for Broadway, Off-Broadway and the West End since 2003. Some of his iconic designs can be seen in shows such as Wicked, Beetlejuice, Spongebob Squarepants the Musical and more. He has also worked on several television and film productions including most recently The Gilded Age, Don’t Look Up, Shrine, Frills and Castle Rock Season 2. He designed and received an Emmy nomination for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar, Live on NBC He is an educator, fine artist and a drag performer. IG: @dulude2

TOM MURRAY (Music Supervisor). Broadway: Anastasia, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison

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County, Nice Work…, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park…. London: The Bridges of Madison County (Chocolate Factory), A Little Night Music (Garrick Theatre), Parade (Donmar), Pacific Overtures (Donmar). Premieres: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (UK), The Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage), The Last Five Years (New York, London, film), The Glorious Ones, Loving Repeating, Saturday Night. Four Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) and one Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) for music direction. Upcoming: Knoxville; Farewell, My Concubine.

DOUG BESTERMAN (Orchestrations).

Three-time Tony Award-winner. Broadway: Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, It Shoulda Been You, Bullets Over Broadway (Tony nom.), Rocky, On a Clear Day…, Sister Act, How to Succeed… (Tony nom.), Elf the Musical, Young Frankenstein (Drama Desk nom.), Tarzan, Dracula, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony/Drama Desk Awards), The Producers (2001 Tony/Drama Desk Awards), Seussical, The Music Man (Drama Desk/Tony noms.), Fosse (1999 Tony), Big (Drama Desk nom.), Damn Yankees (Drama Desk nom.). Off-Broadway: Carrie, Weird Romance. Regional: The Honeymooners, The Sting. TV/Film: Schmigadoon, Mary Poppins Returns, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Chicago, Mulan.

DAVID CHASE (Dance Arrangements) has been Dance Arranger, Music Director and/or Music Supervisor for 35 original Broadway productions, several West End shows, Radio City Music Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Boston Pops. TV: Music Director/Arranger for NBC’s The Sound of Music and Peter Pan (Emmy noms. for both). Grammy nom. for Nice Work... album. Music training: Harvard Biology degree.

JOHN MEZZIO (Music Coordinator) has conducted national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor/Victoria starring Toni Tennille, and Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. National Tours: Oklahoma!, The Producers, Spring Awakening, Memphis, Beauty and the Beast, and Elf the Musical.

JEREMY ROBIN LYONS (Music Director) is thrilled to be taking this show on the road. Recent: The Mad Ones (Off-Broadway), The Sound of Music (National Tour). Other favorites: On the Town, Next to Normal, The Secret Garden, 42nd Street. Love/thanks to Mom, Pop, Raisa, and Josh for their endless support; and to Tom, Stephen, and Sarah for welcoming me onto the team. “Home, love, family.”

RANDY COHEN (Keyboard Programmer). Randy Cohen and Randy Cohen Keyboards have programmed over 75 Broadway shows including Hamilton, Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Pretty Woman, Ain’t Too Proud, Bring It On, In The Heights, SpongeBob, Summer, Once On This Island, Anastasia, Kinky Boots, Bandstand, On Your Feet, and Rock of Ages.

JASON STYRES (Casting). Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames at Sea, Disney’s The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Off-Broadway: Puffs, Midnight at the Never Get (York), Pedro Pan, Neurosis, R.R.R.E.D., War Boys, Money Talks, Trip of Love, iLLA, Missed Connections, and 15 different Encores! productions. National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide…, The King and I, Cinderella, Disney’s The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Film/ TV: How You Look at It, Carousel (PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), SYTYCD. London/Las Vegas: Magic

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It, Carousel (PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), SYTYCD. London/Las Vegas: Magic Mike Live (Channing Tatum, dir.). Other: Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, Looking for Christmas (Old Globe), Camille A. Brown’s developmental project, Hartford Stage, NY Philharmonic, SF Symphony, Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and others. Seven-time Artios nominee; NY Board Member of the Casting Society of America.

KATERYNA TURKALO (Production Stage Manager) is a freelance stage manager based in NYC. Recent PSM credits include RICOCHET: An Amoralist’s Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic (ART/NY), Three Tales of Life and Death by Craig Lucas (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe Fest), and more. ASM: Anastasia (Nat’l Tour). Other National tour credits include: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, The King and I, The Spongebob Musical, and Escape to Margaritaville. Love and gratitude to Keaton!

MACKENZIE DOUGLAS (Company Manager). National Tours: Waitress, Fiddler on the Roof (dir. Bartlett Sher), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Company. BA: Arts Management and Stage Management, Emerson College. Dog mom to Berkeley.

GENTRY & ASSOCIATES (General Management) has managed nearly 250 national and international touring theatrical productions over the past 25 years. Current and upcoming productions include 1776, Anastasia, Blue Man Group, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Elf the Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Les Misérables, Peter Pan, The Prom, and To Kill a Mockingbird

BOND THEATRICAL (Marketing & Publicity Direction) is an independently-owned booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions. Current tour booking and marketing shows include & Juliet, A Beautiful Noise, A Soldier’s Play, Annie, Blue Man Group, Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, Clue, Clueless, Company, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Girl from the North Country, Harmony, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lempicka, Life Of Pi, Les Misérables, Peter Pan and The Lehman Trilogy. Current tour booking shows include Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice, KPOP and Spamilton. Current marketing and publicity shows include 1776, A Strange Loop, Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, Fiddler on the Roof, Jagged Little Pill, MJ the Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, SIX, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, The Prom and Tina — The Tina Turner Musical.

THE BOOKING GROUP (Tour Booking Agency) has represented 27 Tony Award® winning Best Musicals and Plays. Current tours include: Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, The Book of Mormon, 1776, Hadestown, Mean Girls, MJ The Musical, Pretty Woman, Six, Tina, To Kill A Mockingbird, Anastasia, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, My Fair Lady, R.E.S.P.E.C.T, and Tootsie. Future tours include: Almost Famous, Funny Girl, Mamma Mia!, Mrs. Doubtfire, A Strange Loop, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Wiz.

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SETH WENIG (Executive Producer) has been with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He spearheaded the international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall. Seth has produced the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and the National Theatre production of War Horse. Together with Cameron Mackintosh, Seth served as Executive Producer for both the US and UK tours of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, the 25th Anniversary US tour of Les Misérables, the new The Phantom of the Opera tour, Miss Saigon. Currently, Anastasia, The Book of Mormon, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Beetlejuice. He is most proud of his greatest productions – Marlo and Camden.

NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS

(Producer) is an industry-leading producer of touring theatrical productions, committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide for more than 25 years. Current and upcoming productions include 1776, Anastasia, Blue Man Group, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Elf the Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Les Misérables, Peter Pan, The Prom, and To Kill a Mockingbird. www.networkstours. com

STAFF FOR ANASTASIA EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Seth Wenig

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Hannah Rosenthal

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Gentry & Associates

Gregory Vander Ploeg

Pearce Landry-Wegener Steve Varon-Moore

Maddy McCluskey Heather Moss

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

NETworks

Presentations

Jason Juenker

Hector Guivas Shelby Stark Walker White pesci

MARKETING & PUBLICITY DIRECTION

BOND THEATRICAL

bondtheatrical.com

DJ Martin Temah Higgins Mollie Mann Marc Viscardi Wendy Roberts

Melissa Cohen Simon Rosales

CASTING

Casting Director............................... Jason Styres Casting Associate.............................. Andrea Zee

TOUR DIRECTION

THE BOOKING GROUP

Meredith Blair Rich Rundle and Brian Brooks thebookinggroup.com

Production Stage Manager Kateryna Turkalo

Assistant Stage Manager ..........................Kendall Stevens

Company Manager Mackenzie Douglas Assistant Company Manager Aaron Martin Fight Choreography ................Alejandro de los Santos, Giovanni Napoli

Associate Scenic Designer ............... Ann Beyersdorfer, Theron Wineinger

Assistant Scenic Designer .................... Emma Antenen Junior Assistant Scenic Designer Romello Huins Costume Coordinator Matthew C. Hampton

Assistant Costume Coordinator .......... Benjamin Weigel

Assistant Costume Designer Raphael Regan

Associate Hair, Wig, Make-up Designer ........ Rachael Geier

Assistant Hair, Wig, Make-up Designer Loren Skora Hair Consultant ........................................ Destinee Steele

Associate Lighting Designer Vivien Leone

Assistant Lighting Designer ..................... Kaitlyn Breen Moving Light Programmer Jeff Englander

Associate Sound Designer Simon Matthews Associate Video Designer Nick Graci Video Programmer Don Cieslik

Production Electrician .......................... Cory Kalkowski Production Sound Ryan Moore Head Carpenter.................................... Blake Shepard Flyman Andrew Boucher

Assistant Carpenter Jesse Leach Head Electrician Zachary J. Smith Assistant Electrician Jessica Cuoghi Head Sound .......................................... Jake Delgado Assistant Sound Mark Dulac

Head Props........................................ Kendall Barbera

Wardrobe Supervisor Jessie Clites Assistant Wardrobe .................................Kara Messer Wig/Hair Supervisor Jakob Robson

Video/Swing Tech Adam Rye

Electronic Instrument Programmer........... Randy Cohen

Associate Keyboard Programmers Sam Starobin, Tim Crook, Nick Schenkel

Production Assistants Sage Lumsden, Jared Pereida, Ashton Pickering

Dialect Coach Claudia Hill Sparks

Teacher/Child Wrangler Christina Rogers

Physical Therapy NEURO TOUR Physical Thearapy, Inc. Advertising aka Advertising Interactive Media ............................ Andy Drachenberg

Production Videographer HMS Media Production Photography ......................... Matthew Murphy, Jeremy Daniel

Merchandising .................................. The Araca Group

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Merchandise Manager

Nathan Gardner Accounting NETworks Presentations, LLC. Legal Services F. Richard Pappas, Esq. HR Services ............................... Global Solutions, Inc. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Production on Deck Housing ................................................... Road Rebel Travel Agency Janice Kessler, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Trucking Clark Transfer

FOR NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS

Chief Executive Officer Orin Wolf Chief Financial Officer ....................... Scott W. Jackson Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Ardizzone-West Chief Producing Officer ..............................Seth Wenig

Executive Producers Mimi Intagliata, Trinity Wheeler Associate Producer Hannah Rosenthal Executive Assistant Isabellea Schiavon Health and Safety Director Kayla Rooplal Sr. Director/Finance .................................. John Kinna Controller Jennifer Gifford Director of Tour Accounting .................. Laura S. Carey Tax Director Pat Guerieri

Associate Tax Accountant Kim Ngan Tran Sr. Director/Booking and Engagements Mary K. Witte Director, Booking and Engagements Colin Byrne Engagement Manager Stacey Burns Director of Sales Zach Stevenson Director of Marketing ............................. Heather Hess Sr. Director/General Management Gregory Vander Ploeg Sr. General Manager/Operations Director ............................ Pearce Landry-Wegener General Manager Steven Varon-Moore Associate General Managers Madeline McCluskey, Heather Moss

Operations Manager ................ Catherine Logan Blanar Sr. Director/Production Management Jason Juenker Sr. Production Manager .........................Hector Guivas Production Managers Shelby Stark, Walker White Technical Director.............................................. pesci Music Coordinator John Mezzio Warehouse Manager Joseph Spratt Warehouse Costume Manager ......... Bobby Maglaughlin

INSURANCE BROKER SERVICES

Maury Donnelly and Parr, Inc.

Robert B. Middleton, Sr and Meghan Coleman

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND BANKING ARRANGEMENTS BY Signature Bank

Rehearsed at RWS Studios, New York City, NY

CREDITS

Scenery built, painted, and automated by Show Motion, Inc., Milford, Connecticut, and EMTECH Fabricators; Props by BrenBri Properties; Lighting equipment by PRG Lighting; Sound equipment by PRG Audio; Voice over recording at Kilgore Recording; Video equipment by Sound Associates, Inc.; Costumes Executed by: Eric Winterling Inc.; Redthreaded; Krostyne Studio; Jennifer Love Studio; Sew Good it Hurts; Primadonna Tutus Inc.; Anicete designs, Bra*Tenders; Uniformal Wearhouse; Millenary and Crafts Executed by: Arnold Levine Inc; Danny Logan; Jess Gersz; Caryn Wells Studio; Randy Carfango Production; Shoes Executed

by: LaDuca Shoes; Worldtone Dance Shoes. Costume studio assistant: Ryan Neary. Children’s Studio Teacher provided by On Location Education. Makeup by M•A•C.

SPECIAL THANKS

Columbia County Performing Arts Center in Evans, GA, Matt Jameson, General Manager; Nederlander National Markets, John McCall, Director of Programming

CONNECT WITH ANASTASIA

@anastasiabway #AnastasiaTour

All stage work performed by employees represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.)

The Director and Choreographer are members of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

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1 Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be seated until intermission.

2 Take care of personal needs (water, restroom use) before the performance begins.

3 Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cellphones, beepers and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience via social media but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances. The glow from your device is distracting.

4 Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theater is never allowed. It distracts those around you and endangers the performers.

5 The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point.

6 Dear lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of those behind you. Please consider those seated behind you when choosing whether to wear a hat or what hairstyle you choose.

7 Please refrain from talking, humming or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artists or show.

8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag.

9 Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic.

10 If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed, the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you

“Mighty Mo”

The Fox Theatre organ, affectionately called “Mighty Mo” is performed by Ken Double. To learn more about the Fox’s historic organ, reserve a Mighty Mo Organ tour at foxtheatre.org/tours.

THE FOX THEATRE

660 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 404.881.2100 • www.foxtheatre.org

STAFF

Allan C. Vella

President & C.E.O.

William Renshaw Vice President & C.F.O.

Jamie Vosmeier VP of Sales and Marketing

Steve Moore Director of Special Events

Lucy Lawler-Freas Director of Programming

Shelly Kleppsattel Booking & Contract Manager

Faustina Brooks Director of Finance

Rachel Bomeli Sr. Director of Operations

Camille Warren Director of Ticket Sales & Service

Aly Grubb Director of Marketing

Leigh Burns Director of Fox Theatre Institute

CarmillaTindal Marquee Club Manager

Saxton Scott Director of F&B

Amy Smith

Director of Production

Lisa Marie Malovoz Production Manager

Gary Hardaway Head Carpenter

Scott Hardin Head Props/Projectionist Rodney Amos Head Audio

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Edward L. White Chair Robyn Barkin Chair Elect

Mark C. Adams, Latanza Adjei, Clara Axam, Keith O. Cowan, Renee Dye, Ryan Halpern, Larry Hanson, Doug Hooker, Dr. Richard Kannwischer, Barbara King, Lauren Koontz, Sonjui Kumar, Jay Myers, Ivan Shammas, Howard Smith, Scott Taylor

EMERITUS MEMBERS

Tony Aeck, John Busby Jr., Beauchamp Carr, Rodney Cook, Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts, Jere Drummond, Richard Flinn, Julia Grumbles, Sheffield Hale, John Holder, Walt Huntley, Edward Hutchison, Craig Jones, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Starr Moore, Joseph Myers, Edgar Neiss, Carl Patton, Glen Romm, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Simms, Preston Stevens Jr., Clyde Tuggle, Carolyn Wills

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Official Hotel and Restaurant of the Fox Official Beverage of the Fox Official Energy Partner of the Fox Official Bank of the Fox Official Energy Partner of the Fox

THE THEATER

A fully restored 1929 “movie palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multipurpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballets, comedies, concerts, movies and private corporate events.

PRIVATE EVENTS

The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, accommodating 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404-881-2057 or send an email to affairsatthefox@affairs.com

TICKET OFFICE HOURS

Ticket Office hours are Friday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. The ticket office will open approximately 3 hours before doors on show days. Doors to the Fox Theatre open one hour before showtime. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.foxtheatre.org, or by calling 855-285-8499, or visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office during the times listed above.

GROUP SALES

The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to groups for most Broadway shows. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 404 881-2000 or email sales@foxtheatre.org

CONCESSIONS

Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby and on the mezzanine lobby level.

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located off the main lobby (downstairs), mezzanine lobby levels and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are in the Spanish Room; accessible/ Family restrooms are located through the office door in the main lobby.

TOURS

Tour schedules vary – please visit the Fox Theatre website for updated information regarding tour dates at www.foxtheatre.org

LOST AND FOUND

Lost and found items are turned in to the event staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404 881 2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff.

SMOKING

In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.

ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY

The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you need assistance during your visit please ask for one of our Event Staff members. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance or more information, please call the Event Staff’s office at: 404 881 2100

ACCESSIBLE TICKETS

To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call 404 881 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MondayFriday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A Ticket Office asso ciate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org.

ELEVATORS

Elevators are at the north end of each lobby and are avail able during all performances. They make it possible to access each lobby without using the stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs.

PARKING

Parking is available within a four-block radius in all direc tions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855 285 8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned lots operating in the Fox Theatre district.

PERFORMANCE NOTES

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the theater. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/ performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.

• Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of manage ment in conjunction with the wishes of the producers.

• Please turn off all pagers and cellphones before each performance.

• Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)

MARQUEE CLUB PRESENTED BY LEXUS

A stunning 10,000 square feet of exclusive space located on the northeast side of the theatre, the Marquee Club has access to the fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic Fox marquee and Peachtree Street. The Marquee Club is the perfect way to elevate your experience at the Fox. The club can be accessed through one of the annual membership options or on a per-event basis, as space allows. Entry to the club must accompany a ticket to the proceeding performance. For more information on club access, visit foxtheatre.org/MarqueeClub or call 404-881-2024

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Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre | foxtheatre.com foryourinformation

FRIENDS OF THE FOX

Members of the Fox Theatre’s Friends of the Fox program help support the Fox Theatre Institute, the theater’s community engagement arm. The Fox Theatre’s legend lives on through their generosity, supporting the theater, the city of Atlanta and communities across Georgia. To learn more about the Friends of the Fox membership program, please visit www.foxtheatre.org/support-us, email membership@foxtheatre.org, or call 404.881.2023.

The Fox Theatre would like to thank the following Friends of the Fox who have given at the Legend ($10,000), Marquee ($5,000), Encore ($2,500) and Entourage ($1,000) levels:

LEGEND

The Allard Family

Drew Eckl & Farnham Gary Martin Hays & Sheri Hays

Diana Blank

Michelle Love & Matt Chambless Michael Crew

MARQUEE

Lowery & Associates Land Surveying, LLC Adam Malone

Melinda & Christopher Barber

Mary Ann & John Busby George E. Butler II

Michael & Brad Colasso

Ira & Talmer Curry, Jr.

Latanza & Solomon Adjei

Dr. Laura Braswell DDS

Ashley Cunningham Joy & Ritchie Dickey

Cindy & Steve Ensor

David M. Green Susan Atkinson Gregory Holder Properties

ENCORE

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Ripple IT

Margaret Ann Ross

Carrie & Scott Taylor

Nicole & Allan Vella ZIBEX, Inc.

Joanne & Walter Huntley

Renee Dye & Shyam Reddy

Janet & Jarel F. Rush

Carrie & Bryan Williams

ENTOURAGE

Harold Brody & Donald Smith

Carole Cole Musarra

Patricia Phelan

Catie & Ewald Ramp

Susan Starr Douglas Walker

Carolyn Lee Wills Dorothy B. Ziemer

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FOX FUN FACTS

FOG DELAYED STONES, BETTE MIDLER’S GHOST AND TURNING THE STAGE INTO AN

ICE RINK

Atlanta’s Fox Theatre has played host to many world-renowned artists, from the Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to Bette Midler and Widespread Panic. In July 1976, in fact, Lynyrd Skynyrd performed for three consecutive nights, recording the album One More From the Road and donating $5,000 toward the Save the Fox campaign. In February 1993, the band played another three nights, one of which was broadcast on pay-per-view television. Here are a few other rockin’ fun facts:

• The Rolling Stones have performed at the Fox twice, to date. In June 1978, the show was first billed as “the Cockroaches,” so as not to reveal too early the true identity of the performers.

• The Stones next appeared Oct. 26, 1981, playing for a standingroom-only crowd. As history has it, the bandmates traveled to Savannah for a day-trip and, due to dense fog in Atlanta, their return flight was rerouted to Macon. The show began 90 minutes late.

• Bette Midler was scheduled for a three-night gig in February 1983. According to longtime Atlanta concert promoter Alex Cooley

(who died in 2016), when she reached her dressing room she claimed that someone had died there, that it was haunted and she would not perform. The Divine Miss M was moved to another dressing room and, apparently content enough, agreed to go onstage.

• On New Year’s Day 2005, Broadway on Ice ice-skating pros Nancy Kerrigan and Rudy Galindo took to the stage, along with Broadway’s Leslie Uggams (a Tony Award winner for Hallelujah, Baby! ). Creating an impromptu ice rink was an overnight process that called for spraying the stage with water and quickly freezing it. Again and again and again.

Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre | foxtheatre.com

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