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Features

The Performance

8 Shrek Actor Finds It’s a Big, Bright, Beautiful World

15 Program and notes

Eric Petersen is enjoying family life on the road and his role as the famous ogre.

46 Witches, Grinches and Jersey Boys, Oh My!

Broadway Across America- Atlanta’s 2011-2012 season at the Fox Theatre has a little something for everyone.

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Departments 36 Information 37 Staff/Golden Rules 38 Dining Guide 60 The Buzz Cover Photo: Joann Carroll

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LIVING [ the Ogre]

life Shrek actor finds it’s a big, bright, beautiful world By Kathy Janich

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nce upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a big green ogre named Shrek. He was all alone, with no friends and no one to love or love him back. Not so long ago, in a small Midwestern suburb, there lived a boy named Eric. He was into cartooning, baseball’s Chicago Cubs and, in football season, Da Bears. This is the story of how the giant creature and the little kid from Carol Stream, Ill., came together to live happily ever after in a big, bright, beautiful world. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 9


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One season there, he reasoned, and he’d be off to the West Coast to do the television and movie thing. Then he met a girl. Lisa Marie Morabito, by name. An actress. One who saw her future in New York. So Eric adjusted his compass and headed east. They married in October 2007 and now have a 9-month-old daughter named Sophia. “That was a good decision I made there,” he says, a smile in his voice. The Petersens learned they were pregnant just before Shrek closed on Broadway. Sophia made her entrance on the national tour’s second day in, of all places, Chicago, Dad’s hometown. The family is traveling with Shrek, a tour that began last July and is scheduled to end this July in Los Angeles. Home base is a place in Midtown Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen. They’re having a blast. “We look at it as a really cool adventure for our family,” Eric says. “I like living in hotels. I like having somebody who cleans the room every day when you leave and changes the sheets.” Shrek, in a way, completes a circle for Petersen. He was a leading man in high school and college but got mostly

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Eric — last name Petersen — grew up to become a husband, dad and New York actor. He played Papa Ogre, the Straw Pig and even the main monster a few times in Shrek: The Musical on Broadway, when replacement actors were hired. He has some nice regional theater credits and is a frequent guest on TV’s “Law & Order,” but his full-time status as title ogre in this Shrek national tour is his biggest gig to date. It almost didn’t happen. Even though Eric did theater in high school (the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, the Leading Player in Pippin, one of Noel Coward’s ill-mannered Brits in Hay Fever), he thought his future was in cartooning. That changed as high school morphed into college, at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Eric acted constantly there (Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the dashing Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, the talented but self-absorbed jazz trumpeter/father in Warren Leight’s Side Man). After graduation he found himself at the Barn Theatre, Michigan’s oldest professional summer stock company.


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pounds during his first seven months on the road. The fat suit he wears eight times a week weighs 45 pounds. It takes 90 minutes to put on his movie-caliber makeup and 45 minutes to take it off. He wears ice packs on his chest and back to keep his core temperature down; by intermission they’ve melted and must be replaced. He drinks more than 140 ounces of water to stay hydrated during each performance and, should Mother Nature call, uses the little ogre’s room in full costume via a specially designed, strategically placed opening. Despite it all, for Petersen it all comes down to one actor playing a role to the best of his ability. “The trick is just finding the emotional core and truth of somebody’s story,” he says. “Then you just try to live that as honestly as you can onstage.” Kathy Janich is an Atlanta theater artist and freelance writer. After years in daily newspapers, she’s found a joyous second career as an artistic associate at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre. Visit synchrotheatre.com.

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character roles in New York – largely at Theatreworks U.S.A., the nation’s largest theater for family audiences. His biggest role previously was as William Barfée (“that’s BARR-fay, with an accent aigu …”), the nasally nerd with the magic foot, in the national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee, which launched at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. Shrek puts Petersen’s feet firmly back, albeit flatulently, on leading man ground. “It’s a huge honor to be trusted with the franchise,” he says, recognizing his responsibilities as top man in a major musical. One is leadership, another preparation. Petersen re-watched all the Shrek animated movies to find his inner ogre, and went back to the source material, William Steig’s 1990 children’s book. And how that ogre – the word “shrek” means “monster” in Yiddish and “terror” or “fright” in German – has grown! This cast has more characters (nearly 50) than Steig’s little book has pages (32). Still, life upon the swampy stage isn’t all bright lights and glory. For the guy playing Shrek, it can get downright boggy. Without trying, Eric lost 40


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DREAMWORKS THEATRICALS NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS present

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig

Book and Lyrics by

Music by

DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

JEANINE TESORI Starring

ERIC PETERSEN   HAVEN BURTON   ALAN MINGO, JR.   David F.M. Vaughn JOE ABRAHAM   HOLLY ANN BUTLER   CARRIE COMPERE   EMILY CRAMER   TYRONE DAVIS, JR.   SANDRA DENISE   HAYLEY FEINSTEIN   DAVID FOLEY, JR.   AYMEE GARCIA   BRIAN GONZALES   BENJAMIN HOWES   CARA KEM   SEAN MCKNIGHT   MARA NEWBERY   DENNY PASCHALL   SARAH PEAK   KEVEN QUILLON MORGAN ROSE   Jason W. Shuffler   BLAKELY SLAYBAUGH   DANIELLE SOIBELMAN   JULIUS THOMAS III

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HUGH VANSTONE

PETER HYLENSKI

DAVID BRIAN-BROWN

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TARA RUBIN CASTING, CSA

NAOMI DONNE

MARSHALL MAGOON

TIM HATLEY

EVAN ENSIGN

Rachel Bress

Dance Arrangements MATTHEW SKLAR

Associate Orchestrator JOHN CLANCY

Music Supervisor & Incidental Music Arrangements

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Vocal Arrangements

JEANINE TESORI & TIM WEIL

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Choreographed by

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cast (in alphabetical order) Princess Fiona............................................................................... HAVEN BURTON Wicked Witch, Blind Mouse, Queen Lillian.................................. HOLLY ANN BUTLER Dragon, Mama Ogre, Tweedledum.................................................CARRIE COMPERE Bricks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer................................................ TYRONE DAVIS, JR. Sugar Plum Fairy, Bluebird.............................................................SANDRA DENISE Young Fiona, Young Shrek, Dwarf................................................. HAYLEY FEINSTEIN Mama Bear, Gingy........................................................................... AYMEE GARCIA Papa Ogre, Straw, Knight, Pied Piper, Bishop................................. BRIAN GONZALES Papa Bear, Thelonius, Knight....................................................... BENJAMIN HOWES Baby Bear, Blind Mouse..........................................................................CARA KEM Donkey........................................................................................ ALAN MINGO, JR. Peter Pan, Guard, Dragon Head....................................................DENNY PASCHALL Ugly Duckling, Teen Fiona................................................................... SARAH PEAK Shrek............................................................................................ERIC PETERSEN Guard, Dragon Puppeteer............................................................... KEVEN QUILLON Shoemaker’s Elf, Blind Mouse..........................................................MORGAN ROSE Big Bad Wolf, King Harold, Captain of the Guard, Knight............Jason W. ShuffleR Pinocchio, Knight...................................................................BLAKELY SLAYBAUGH Young Fiona, Young Shrek, Dwarf........................................... DANIELLE SOIBELMAN Sticks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer.................................................JULIUS THOMAS III Lord Farquaad.......................................................................... David F.M. Vaughn UNDERSTUDIES Standbys and understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.

For Shrek — David Foley, Jr., Brian Gonzales; For Princess Fiona — Holly Ann Butler, Sandra DeNise; For Donkey — Tyrone Davis, Jr., JULIUS THOMAS III; For Lord Farquaad — Benjamin Howes, Jason W. ShuffleR Swings Joe Abraham, Emily Cramer, David Foley Jr., Sean mcknight, mara newbery Dance Captain MARA NEWBERY Assistant Dance Captain SEAN MCKNIGHT

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CAST

Eric Petersen

Haven Burton

Alan Mingo, Jr.

David F. M. Vaughn

Joe Abraham

Holly Ann Butler

Carrie Compere

Emily Cramer

Tyrone Davis, Jr.

Sandra Denise

Hayley Feinstein

David Foley, Jr.

Aymee Garcia

Brian Gonzales

Benjamin Howes

Cara Kem

Sean McKnight

Mara Newbery

Denny Paschall

Sarah Peak

Keven Quillon

Morgan Rose

jason W. shuffler

Blakely Slaybaugh

Danielle Soibelman

Julius Thomas III

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Big Bright Beautiful World” “Story of My Life” “The Goodbye Song” “Don’t Let Me Go” “Welcome to Duloc”* “What’s Up, Duloc?” “I Know It’s Today” “Travel Song” “Forever” “This Is How a Dream Comes True” “Who I’d Be” ACT II “Morning Person” “I Think I Got You Beat” “The Ballad of Farquaad” “Make a Move” “When Words Fail” “Morning Person” (Reprise) “Build a Wall” “Freak Flag” “Big Bright Beautiful World” (Reprise) “This Is Our Story” “I’m A Believer” * “Welcome to Duloc” (2001) Music by Mike Himelstein, Lyrics by Eric Darnell

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who’s who ERIC PETERSEN (Shrek). Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Shrek Standby/Papa Ogre/Straw Pig). Other credits include: first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee), many Theatreworks USA productions, readings of Zorba (with Antonio Banderas), Up Here, among numerous others. Regional: …Spelling Bee (North Shore/ Barrington Stage), The Foreigner (Engeman Theatre), The Producers (Barn Theatre), Oliver! (Charleston Stage). TV: “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “As The World Turns,” “Evan & Gareth Trying to Get Laid” and an upcoming NBC pilot with Jimmy Smits. Eric is a proud graduate of Bradley University and member of Actors’ Equity. Thanks to God, BRS, the whole Shrek team, Mom, Dad, Kyle, Lisa and our new baby girl, Sophia. Check out more at EricPetersenOnline.com. HAVEN BURTON (Princess Fiona) is elated to play a princess at long last and is stoked to return to her Shrek family. She loves singing, animals and is fluent in duck and squirrel. Originally from LA LA Land, she moved far, far away to Broadway where she was most recently seen in Shrek The Musical as Gingy and understudied Fiona and Teen Fiona! Other Broadway credits include Legally Blonde (Margot the dog whisperer/Elle) and Rent (Maureen). Greatest thanks to SCAW, my supportive and hilarious family and my dearest love, Denny. Thanks most of all to God. Shout out to Adam, Grammy, Cedwick and Dunstan! ALAN MINGO, JR. (Donkey). Broadway credits: Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, where he was an original company member; Tom Collins in Rent. Before joining Rent on Broadway he staged, choreographed and performed in the Italian version of Rent for Luciano Pavarotti. He also performed in both national companies. Other national tours: Seaweed in Hairspray and Simba in the Los Angeles company and the first national tour of Disney’s The Lion King. Regional credits: The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse, A Christmas Story: The Musical at Kansas City Rep. TV credits: “Frasier,” “Law & Order,” “The Wayne Brady Show” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” M.F.A.: University of California, Irvine. alanmingo.com.

David F.M. Vaughn (Lord Farquaad) is thrilled to continue his Shrek journey, after being part of the original Broadway company. Before he dove into the swamp, he was seen as Enjolras in the regional premiere of Les Misérables and Riff in the New Orleans Opera production of West Side Story. David is also a composer, winning Outstanding Music and Lyrics for his work on Extraordinary! at the 2005 NY International Fringe Festival. Other composition credits include The Johnny, music for the Web series “Weiner and Weiner,” The Night and upcoming Trip the Light Fantastic. B.A. from FSU. Thanks to Mom, friends, family and peeps at TW; all who put up with my tomfoolery. DavidFMVaughn.com. JOE ABRAHAM (Swing). Broadway: Hairspray, The Little Mermaid. Tours/ Regional: Hairspray, Cats, Show Boat, Peter Pan, Funny Girl (among others). B.F.A. Penn State. Joe is thrilled to be on the road again… this time with his wife, Christine, and their own “baby Shrek” named Cole! Overflowing love and thanks to family and friends everywhere! TheThrivingArtists.com. HOLLY ANN BUTLER (Wicked Witch, Blind Mouse, Queen Lillian, u/s Princess Fiona). Broadway/off-Broadway/nat’l tour: Grease, Happiness (dir. Susan Stroman), Jersey Boys (Lorraine/Lead Angel), Anyone Can Whistle (dir. Casey Nicholaw). Regional: …Millie as Millie (Drury Lane); Urinetown, Hope (Carousel); Cats, Rumpleteazer (TUTS); Gypsy, Louise (Barn­ stormers). TV/film: “Figure It Out,” “SeaQuest 2032,” Looking for Trouble. B.F.A: FSU. Thanks: The Mine, Jeff and my family. CARRIE COMPERE (Dragon, Mama Ogre, Tweedledum) is elated to join the Shrek family! Past roles: Nell (Ain’t Misbehavin’), Aunt Em/ Glinda (The Wiz) and Sheila (The Gift). She thanks: God, Jerry (hubby), Isaiah and Pneuma (children) and her hugely supportive family. Thanks Barry, Susan and Padraic! Dedicated to the memory of her mother — For you … Jeanne! EMILY CRAMER (Swing) could not be more thrilled to be making her post-college debut in anything but the Shrek company! Originally from Boston, she is a 2009 graduate from the CAP21 program under the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Thank you Jeannie, Joel, Michael, Mum and Dad. I love you. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21


who’s who TYRONE DAVIS, JR. (Bricks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer, u/s Donkey). Off-Broadway: Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe (Classical Theatre of Harlem). NY: Coriolanus (Judith Shakespeare Company), The Rape of the Lock (JSC), Twelfth Night (Take Wing and Soar). Tours: The Mystery of King Tut (Theatre­works USA), King Lear (CTH). Regional: Pure Confidence (Vineyard Playhouse). B.F.A: New World School of the Arts. Thanks to family and Dan! SANDRA DENISE (Sugar Plum Fairy, Bluebird, u/s Princess Fiona). Atlanta native, NYU grad. National Equity tours: Rent, Happy Days (Pinky). Original touring companies of Parade, Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray (Penny), Jersey Boys. Regional: Happy Days (Goodspeed and The Falcon). Film/TV: “ER,” “That ’70s Show,” “Gilmore Girls,” Georgia Rule. Love and Thanks to Dad, Jenny and especially Mom… the brightest star in the heavens! HAYLEY FEINSTEIN (Young Fiona Tues/ Thurs/Sat, Young Shrek, Dwarf Wed/Fri/ Sun) is thrilled to make professional theatre debut in Shrek The Musical! Theatre: Little Mermaid Jr. (Sea Baby, Chef), Annie Jr. (Annie). TV: “3rd & Bird” on Playhouse Disney (Rudy, series regular), “Sesame Street.” Commercial and audio CD voiceovers. Special thanks to Abrams Artists, Amelia and Gulnara. XXOO to Mom, Dad and Tori. DAVID FOLEY, JR. (Swing, u/s Shrek). OffB’way: Forbidden Broadway, Evergreen (Prospect Theater Company). Regional: Guys and Dolls at STAGES St. Louis (Nathan Detroit), The Wild Party with freeFall Theatre Company (Burrs), Finding Nemo: The Musical (Marlin). David is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. AYMEE GARCIA (Mama Bear, Gingy) is honored to be part of this amazing company. She also is ecstatic to be back on the road! Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Mama Bear), Avenue Q (u/s Kate Monster, Mrs. T and Christmas Eve), Les Misérables (Madame Thénardier). TV/ puppetry: “It’s a Big Big World” (PBS, Smooch). For Jade, Ruby and Kylie. BRIAN GONZALES (Papa Ogre, Straw, Knight, Pied Piper, Bishop, u/s Shrek). Broadway: Shrek (Papa Ogre, Pig, Shrek u/s), 25th Annual 22 EncoreAtlantA.com

Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee, Panch, Coneybear u/s). Tours: 25th Annual … Spelling Bee. NYC workshops: The Road to Qatar (Michael), Rosa Parks (Clifford Durr). Regional: Various roles at theaters across the country. TV: “Law & Order.” Internship: Royal National Theatre – England. BENJAMIN HOWES (Papa Bear, Thelonius, Knight, u/s Lord Farquaad). Broadway: [title of show]. Off-B’way: Vineyard Theatre, Encores!, The Mint Theatre Company. TV: Principal roles on “One Life to Live,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Law & Order: CI.” Regional: The Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, St. Louis Rep, Goodspeed and many more. For a biog visit benjaminhowes. com. Much love to Don and Disco. CARA KEM (Baby Bear, Blind Mouse). Born and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up performing. B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma. Most recently seen in the national tour of High School Musical. Much thanks to my amazing husband and family, teachers Marilyn Govich, Pat Adams and Kimberly Vaughn! All the glory to God! “I’M A BELIEVER!” SEAN MCKNIGHT (Asst. Dance Captain, Swing). NYC/Tour: Curtains, Girl Crazy, Stairway to Paradise, The Producers, 42nd Street, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt, Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy Keeler) and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Kennedy Center: Ragtime, Carnival!, Mame. His choreography of Hot Mikado earned him nominations for both the LA Drama Critics Circle Award and the Ovation! Award. GO BLUE! MARA NEWBERY (Swing, Dance Captain) is honored to be a part of this fabulous tour. B.F.A. University of Michigan. Much love to the best parents a girl could ask for, John, CTG and the big man upstairs. For my brilliant JPot. Proud member of AEA. Go Blue! DENNY PASCHALL (Peter Pan, Guard, Dragon Head) is thrilled to be a part of Shrek The Musical on tour. Broadway: Beauty and the Beast, Chicago and Shrek The Musical. He enjoys being outside and is madly in love with a girl who talks to animals. Much thanks to God and my family for everything. I love you Monkey! SARAH PEAK (Ugly Duckling, Teen Fiona) was last seen as Holly in the first national tour of The Wedding Singer and is happy to


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who’s who be back on the road! Favorite credits include Gypsy (June), Cabaret (Lulu), 1940s Radio Hour (Connie), Pinkalicious (Pinkalicious). NKU graduate. Lots of love to Mom, Dad, four sisters, one bro and Mark. KEVEN QUILLON (Guard, Dragon Puppeteer). Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Pied Piper, Gnome), Grease (u/s Doody, Roger). Workshops: An Officer and a Gentleman (Troy), Leap of Faith. First national tours: Grease, Sweet Charity, Saturday Night Fever (Joey), We Will Rock You (Vegas), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (L.A.). Thank you Tara Rubin Casting, the Shrek team and Mom! MORGAN ROSE (Shoemaker’s Elf, Blind Mouse). National tour debut! Off-Broadway: Dear Edwina. Regional: Hairspray, West Side Story, …Millie (MSMT), Funny Girl (Westchester), George M! (TBTS). B.F.A. Music Theatre FSU. Many thanks to the entire Shrek team, Tara Rubin and MSA. Morgan’s work is inspired by her amazing parents and dedicated to the memory of her brother, Dustin. JASON W. SHUFFLER (Big Bad Wolf, King Harold, Captain of the Guard, Knight, u/s Lord Farquaad) Jason is thrilled to be joining the Shrek family! National Tours: Grease! and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Favorite regional: Full Monty (Marriott), Jesus Christ Superstar (NSMT), Great Expectations (MMT). B.F.A.: Penn State University. Special thanks to The Mine, Tara Rubin Casting, and College Football. To my family and friends, without you, I could not be! Thanks y’all!!! BLAKELY SLAYBAUGH (Pinocchio, Knight) is elated to be playing America’s favorite wooden boy! Credits include: Mike (A Chorus Line), Emcee (Cabaret), Hot Blades Harry (Urinetown), Dean (All Shook Up), A-Rab (West Side Story) and Eugene (Biloxi Blues), among others. B.F.A: CCM. Thanks to the Shrek family, Tara Rubin Casting, Family at home and Gretchen! DANIELLE SOIBELMAN (Young Fiona Wed/ Fri/Sun, Young Shrek, Dwarf Tues/Thurs/Sat). Regional: Little Girl (Ragtime), Eve (A Pirate’s Christmas), Kate (Annie), and 20+ other theatre productions. Television credits: “Better Off Ted,” “Saving Grace,” “Californication,” and currently a series regular on “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.” Voice credits 24 EncoreAtlantA.com

include Shrek Forever After and others. Visit www.imdb.me/daniellesoibelman. JULIUS THOMAS III (Sticks, Guard, Dragon Puppeteer, u/s Donkey). Thrilled to join Shrek! Created the role of Roy for Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway. Nat’l Tours: Xanadu (Terpsicore), 25th ... Spelling Bee (Mitch/Chip), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Lyric Theatre, WV. Public, MTW, Stage One, NYMF. Thx: Tara Rubin, Ann Steele, MDTJM! Wichita State Univ. ThunderCats HO! DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE (Book & Lyrics) was most recently nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Before that he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC’s Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His other shows include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his theatre work, David’s screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole is scheduled for release this fall. It stars Nicole Kidman and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell. David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council. JEANINE TESORI (Music) has written four Tony-nominated scores for Broadway: Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Shrek The Musical (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire). The production of Caroline, or Change at the National Theater in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Her first musical, Violet, written with Brian Crawley, received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1997. She has been the recipient of many other honors including Drama Desk and Obie awards, and was cited by ASCAP as the first woman composer to have “two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway.” She composed the


who’s who music for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Mother Courage, directed by George C. Wolfe, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. She has written songs for the movie Shrek The Third. Her film scores include Nights in Rodanthe, Winds of Change, Show Business and Wrestling With Angels. She composed songs for the Disney DVD releases Mulan II, Lilo and Stitch II and The Little Mermaid III. She has produced 60 CDs for Silver-Burdett Ginn’s Making Music and the original cast albums for Twelfth Night, Violet and Caroline, or Change. Ms. Tesori, a Barnard graduate, is on the council of the Dramatists Guild. Her next project is a new musical with the playwright Lisa Kron. JASON MOORE (Director). Broadway: Shrek The Musical, Avenue Q, Steel Magnolias. Carnegie Hall: Jerry Springer: The Opera. OffBroadway: Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Avenue Q (the Vineyard), Guardians (the Culture Project), The Crumple Zone. Associate directing: Les Misérables (Broadway, national tour), Ragtime (Vancouver). Writer: The Floatplane Note­books (Charlotte Repertory Theatre). TV directing: episodes of “Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood,” “One Tree Hill” and “Brothers and Sisters.” Jason has a B.S. in performance studies from Northwestern University. ROB ASHFORD (Director) is director and choreographer of the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises (Tony nomination, Best Choreography) starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Other Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony Award, Best Choreography), The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination), Curtains (Tony nomination), CryBaby (Tony nomination). In London, A Streetcar Named Desire starring Rachel Weisz at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier nomination, Best Revival), Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier nominations for Direction and Choreography), Evita (Olivier nomination), Guys and Dolls (Olivier nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Olivier nomination), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre). Other credits include Parade (Mark Taper Forum), Candide (English National Opera; La Scala, Milan; Chatelet, Paris), Tenderloin, Bloomer Girl, A Connecticut Yankee… and Pardon My English (Encores!). He choreographed the film

Beyond the Sea directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. Mr. Ashford won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for his work on the “81st Annual Academy Awards,” and was recently appointed an associate director at The Donmar Warehouse in London. JOSH PRINCE (Choreographer). Broad­way: Shrek The Musical (Outer Critics Circle nom.). Off-Broadway: The Kid (The New Group). New York City: The Bridge Project (BAM/The Old Vic ’09/’10); The Jerry Springer Opera (with Harvey Keitel) at Carnegie Hall; Camelot (with Gabriel Byrne) with the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center (PBS); and All Singing All Dancing (Town Hall ’09). Josh recently had the pleasure of choreographing the 2010 Kennedy Center Spring Gala. Additional credits: Tales From the Bad Years (Theater Works Palo Alto, dir.); Calvin Berger (MTC 7@7 Series, Dir.); Emerald Man (NYMF, Dir.); Barnum (Dir.); Cabaret (Dir.); Guys and Dolls; One Way Ticket to Hell (Dir.); The Full Monty; The Big Funk (Dir.); La Boheme; Anything Goes; and Singin’ in the Rain. TIM HATLEY (Set, Costume & Puppet Design). Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for his work on Shrek The Musical. Winner of 2002 Tony and Drama Desk awards for Private Lives on Broadway. Winner of the 2002 Olivier Award for Humble Boy and Private Lives in the West End and a 1997 Olivier Award for Stanley at the Royal National Theatre. Broadway credits: Spamalot, Private Lives, Vincent in Brixton, The Crucible, Stanley. Film credits: Stage Beauty, Closer and Notes on a Scandal. Previous theater credits include working with Theatre de Complicite, Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera and in London’s West End. Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. HUGH VANSTONE (Lighting) has designed lighting for plays, musicals and operas in London, New York and around the world. He has received three Olivier Awards for his work in London. New York credits: A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld); God of Carnage (Jacobs); Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre — Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Lighting); Shrek The Musical (Broadway); Boeing-Boeing (Longacre); Spamalot (Shubert — Tony Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25


who’s who nomination for Best Lighting); Bombay Dreams (Broadway); Life (x) 3 (Circle in the Square); Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night and Hamlet (BAM); The Graduate (Plymouth); Follies (Belasco); Blast! (Broadway); The Unexpected Man (Promenade); The Blue Room (Cort); Closer (Music Box); Art (Royale). PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Designer). Grammy, Tony and Olivier award nominated. Selected Broadway: Shrek The Musical; Rock of Ages; Lend Me a Tenor; Cry-Baby; The Times They Are A-Changin’; The Wedding Singer; Sweet Charity; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Little Women; Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve: Wynn Las Vegas; Ragtime (West End); Walking With Dinosaurs; Mame; Opening Doors; The Scottsboro Boys; Annie. He has designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and The Kennedy Center. Recently Peter co-produced the cast album of Shrek The Musical with Jeanine Tesori and was the re-record mixer on his fourth film for the American Museum of Natural History titled Journey to the Stars. TIM WEIL (Music Supervisor & Incidental Music Arrangements). Broadway: Rent, Jumpers, Sally Marr … and her escorts (composer). Off-Broadway: 10 Million Miles (ATC, Drama Desk nomination, Best Orches­trations); The Baker’s Wife (York Theatre), Rent (NYTW). Film: Camp (IFC), Rent (Sony, Revolution), The Marc Pease Experience (Paramount). TV: “Sheep in the Big City,” “Bear in the Big Blue House” (Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network), many early-morning and late-night variety shows. Recordings: Rent (Broadway, film soundtracks), Camp (producer, arranger), Adam Pascal’s Model Prisoner and Sherie Rene Scott’s Men I’ve Had (Sh-K-Boom Records). For the past several years, Tim has served on the panel for the Jonathan Larson Foundation, which provides grants to aspiring composers and lyricists. DANNY TROOB (Orchestrator). His career as a musician includes composing, orchestrating and conducting. Some early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music), Big River (music supervision, Drama Desk Award winner). Orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas, where he also conducted the score. Wrote the 26 EncoreAtlantA.com

underscore to The Little Mermaid II (nominated for Annie Award — lost to Shrek!), and the TV musical versions of “Cinderella,” “Annie” and “The Music Man.” He orchestrated the smash hit revival of Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr. and will orchestrate Doctor Zhivago in Sydney for the upcoming Lucy Simon – Des McAnuff collaboration. JOHN CLANCY (Associate Orchestrator). Shrek is Clancy’s debut in Broadway orchestration. Regional credits: Assoc. Orchestrator, Just So, Goodspeed ’98/North Shore 2001. As a NY drummer/MD, Clancy has toured with Danielia Cotton, Alexa Joel and Constantine Maroulis (“American Idol”). B’way playing credits: Caroline, or Change; Spring Awakening; Tarzan; Brooklyn; Grease. DAVID BRIAN BROWN (Wig/Hair Design). Broadway: A Steady Rain, The Country Girl, Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Tarzan, Butley, The Wedding Singer; Chita…, The Woman In White, The Odd Couple, Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention of Love, Aida, The Rainmaker, The Iceman Cometh, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, Chicago, Side Show, 1776, Steel Pier, Big, Sunset Boulevard. Film credits include: It’s Complicated, Angels in America (Emmy nomination), Too Wong Foo…. NAOMI DONNE (Makeup Design). Film: James Bond — The Living Daylights, License to Kill and The Quantum of Solace; Six Degrees of Separation; The Crucible; The Object of My Affection; A Perfect Murder; Chocolat (BAFTA nomination); Random Hearts; Practical Magic; Little Women; Zoolander; The Royal Tenenbaums (Hollywood Make Up Guild Award); Meet the Fockers; The Producers; Synecdoche, New York; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. N.Y. Theatre: Twelfth Night (LCT), Electra, Betrayal, Aida, The Graduate, Nine, Sweet Smell of Success, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Year of Magical Thinking, Shrek The Musical (New York Theater Wing design nomination). Theatre West End: Starlight Express, Song and Dance, Children of a Lesser God, Time, Mary Poppins, Love Never Dies. TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot;


who’s who Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Country Girl; Rock ’n’ Roll; Farnsworth Invention; …Young Frankenstein; Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; My Fair Lady; Pirate Queen; Les Misérables; History Boys; Spamalot; Jersey Boys; …Spelling Bee; Producers; Mamma Mia!; Phantom; Oklahoma!; Happiness; Frogs; Contact; Thou Shalt Not. Yale Rep. ANDY GROBENGIESER (Music Director). Broadway: The Little Mermaid (original cast recording), Lestat. National tours: The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Altar Boyz, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Degrees from Millikin University and the University of Texas-Austin. Adjunct professor in Music Theory, Pace University. Co-developer of “Tempi” metronome application for iPhone. MATTHEW SKLAR (Dance Arranger). Broadway: The Wedding Singer (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Best Original Score). Television: “Wonder Pets.” Awards: Gilman & GonzalezFalla Musical Theatre Award, Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award. More than a dozen Broadway productions as pianist and conductor including: Caroline, or Change; Nine; 42nd Street; Titanic; Miss Saigon; and Les Misérables. MICHAEL KELLER (Music Coordinator). Music coordination for Broadway: American Idiot, The Addams Family, Million Dollar Quartet, Fela, Memphis, Next to Normal, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, Barbra Streisand Concerts (1994– 2007). Pamela, Zachary and Alexis make it all worthwhile. MARSHALL MAGOON (Illusions Consultant) has created illusions for Monty Python’s Spamalot, the revival of Damn Yankees and The Shaw Festival’s Invisible Man. Marshall was featured on NBC television’s “Days of Our Lives” and has created presentations for many Fortune 500 companies. Find out more about him at magoonmagic.com. EVAN ENSIGN (Associate Director). Associate directing credits: Shrek (Broadway); Avenue Q (Broadway, U.S. tour, London); Rent (Broadway, U.S. tour); co-associate director Les Misérables (U.S. tour). He has directed productions of Rent in the Far East and in Montreal. As production stage manager on Broadway: Exit the King, 28 EncoreAtlantA.com

Avenue Q, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Imaginary Friends, Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, and most recently Julie Andrews’ The Gift of Music at the O2 Arena in London. On tour: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Rent. STEPHEN SPOSITO (Assistant Director). As Assistant Director: Promises, Promises (Broadway); Shrek The Musical (Broadway); Parade (Mark Taper Forum); Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall); Speech and Debate (Roundabout Theatre Company); 81st Annual Academy Awards (Production Coordi­ nator). Upcoming: Leap of Faith (Ahmanson Theatre, Associate Director). Graduate of the University of Michigan. JOEL ROSEN (Production Stage Manager). Most recent: In the Heights (National Tour). Tours: Avenue Q, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Musical; Imaginary Friends. Off-Broadway: Fat Pig, The Exonerated; Regional: Avenue Q (Las Vegas), The Color Purple (Alliance Theatre, World Premiere). More than 30 shows at the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego. ANNA R. KALTENBACH (Stage Manager): Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tokyo); A Chorus Line (First National Tour); Mamma Mia! (International Tour 2); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (First National Tour); Joseph … (Marriott Lincolnshire & Chicago Shakespeare); Some Unfortunate Hour (Other Theatre Company); Rain of Gold (Western Stage); Cleo Parker Robinson Dance; Colorado Ballet; Opera Colorado. Proud Actors’ Equity member. BRYAN ROUNTREE (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Shrek The Musical, Ragtime, Exit the King, Jersey Boys. Other work includes Mother Courage… (The Public), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall), The Farnsworth Invention, Zhivago, Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse). National tours: Jersey Boys, Rent, Chicago, The Wedding Singer, Jesus Christ Superstar. Workshops: Book of Mormon, Peep Show. Thanks to Mom, David, Family and Friends for their constant love and support! ANDREW BARRETT (Electronic Music Design) is thrilled to be part of the Shrek family. Andrew most recently designed systems for Wicked, The Little Mermaid and Sister Act. His


who’s who projects as film composer and orchestrator include Auto Focus, Arlington Road, Lost Highway and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Thanks to Kathy for her love and support. MICHAEL MARINO (Prosthetic Makeup Design) is sought out in the industry for his extremely realistic prosthetic makeup. Protége of legendary makeup designer Dick Smith, owner of Prosthetic Renaissance Studios. Projects include: I Am Legend, Boardwalk Empire, Black Swan, The Tempest, Enchanted, Cop Out, The Wrestler, “Saturday Night Live,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and others. RACHEL BRESS (Associate Choreo­grapher). Choreography: “Sex and the City,” “The Electric Company,” NBA and WNBA All-Star shows, Apartment 3A (by Jeff Daniels), Lost & Found (world premiere). Assoc. Choreography (Broadway): 9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Dirty Blonde, The Apple Tree, …On a Clear Day (City Center), Pippin (national tour). Perf: Wicked, Mamma Mia, 9 to 5, NYCO. Co-founder: StageDoorConnections. com and RachelBress.com. AURORA PRODUCTIONS  (Production Management). Current projects: The Addams Family, A Little Night Music, The 39 Steps, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Language Archive, Scottsboro Boys and La Bête. Past projects include more than 150 Broadway shows and their tours. Aurora is Gene O’Donovan and Ben Heller with Stephanie Sherline, Jarid Sumner, Liza Luxenberg, Jason Margolis, Ryan Stanisz and Melissa Mazdra. STUART THOMPSON PRODUCTIONS (General Management). Responsible for more than 50 Broadway shows. The most recent include God of Carnage, A View From the Bridge, Fences, Shrek The Musical, Exit the King, You’re Welcome America, Boeing-Boeing, Lend Me a Tenor and Next Fall. JAMES TRINER (Executive Producer). Before joining DreamWorks Theatricals, James was a general manager with Stuart Thompson Productions since 1998, where his Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions included Doubt, The Year of Magical Thinking, Proof, Three Days of Rain, Red Light Winter, The Blue Room, Amy’s View and Take Me Out. Before joining STP, he was the company manager of

the Manhattan Theatre Club for three seasons and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. DREAMWORKS THEATRICALS (Producer) was established in 2007 by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) to produce stage productions based on its films and other original and adapted works. Bill Damaschke ser ves as President of DreamWorks Theatricals and Co-President of Production for DWA. DWA is devoted to producing highquality family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. DWA’s current and upcoming film slate includes Megamind, Kung Fu Panda: Kaboom of Doom and Puss in Boots; past titles include Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek The Third, Shrek Forever After, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your Dragon. Shrek was the winner of the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Jeffrey Katzenberg is DWA’s CEO and is on the Board of Directors and was a co-founder of DreamWorks Studios in 1994. Shrek The Musical is DWA’s first venture in legitimate theatre. BILL DAMASCHKE (Producer). President, DreamWorks Theatricals; co-president of production, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. He joined DreamWorks Studios in 1995 and has served in a variety of animation roles, including head of creative production and head of development. Damaschke served as a producer of Shark Tale (nominated for Best Animated Feature Academy Award in 2004) and as an executive producer of films including this year’s How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and the upcoming Megamind. He has and continues to oversee the creative development from inception to screen of DWA’s film slate. NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS (Producer) was formed in 2003 by Sam Mendes, Caro Newling and Pippa Harris to produce film and theatre. Films: Away We Go, Revolutionary Road, Jarhead, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Starter for Ten, Things We Lost in the Fire. Theatre: The Bridge Project with Brooklyn Academy of Music/Old Vic. Broadway: Red, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, The Vertical Hour, Sunday in the Park With George. West End premieres: Enron, Three Days of Rain, Sunday. Mendes and Newling Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29


who’s who established and ran the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London (1992–2002), originating some 70 productions including, on Broadway, The Blue Room, Electra, True West and the Tony Award winners Cabaret, The Real Thing, Take Me Out. nealstreetproductions.com. WILLIAM STEIG (Author of the Book Shrek!). Named the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek, William Steig remains The New Yorker’s longestrunning contributor, with more than 1,600 drawings and 117 covers to his name. He began writing and illustrating books for children at the age of 60. His work Sylvester and the Magic Pebble earned him the Caldecott Medal, the highest honor bestowed on children’s picture books, but it was the 1990 fairy tale Shrek! that ultimately brought him his largest audience by inspiring one of the most successful film franchises in motion picture history. William Steig wrote and illustrated children’s books up until the last year of his life and died in 2003 at the age of 95. Special Thanks The creative team would like to thank all the filmmakers and artists at DreamWorks and PDI/DreamWorks who opened and welcomed us into their SHREK world. STAFF FOR Shrek the musical GENERAL MANAGEment Stuart Thompson     Cassidy Briggs Megan Curren, Kate Egan, Kevin Emrick, Nathan Gehan, Geo Karapetyan, Brittany Levasseur, Christopher Taggart, David Turner NATIONAL PRESS REPRESENTATIVE BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN Adrian Bryan-Brown    Heath Schwartz TOUR MARKETING/PRESS REPRESENTATIVE C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING Catherine Major Jennifer Sims    Spike Dawson CASTING TARA RUBIN CASTING Tara Rubin CSA, Eric Woodall CSA Laura Schutzel CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA, Dale Brown CSA Paige Blansfield, Kaitlin Shaw 30 EncoreAtlantA.com

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AURORA PRODUCTIONS Gene O’Donovan, Ben Heller Stephanie Sherline, Jarid Sumner, Liza Luxenberg, Ryan Stanisz, Jason Margolis, Melissa Mazdra Exclusive Tour Booking Agent The Booking Group Meredith Blair, President Kara Gebhart, Vice President Operations www.thebookinggroup.com Stage Manager........................ Anna R. Kaltenbach Assistant Stage Manager................ Bryan Rountree Company Manager............................Nathan Gehan Assistant Company Manager...................Kate Egan Associate Director............................... Evan Ensign Associate Choreographer................... Rachel Bress Assistant Director........................ Stephen Sposito Associate Scenic Designer...................Paul Weimer Assistant Scenic Designers................. Raul Abrego, Melissa Shakun Associate Costume Designers..... Tracy Christensen, Brian J. Bustos Assistant Costume Designer..............Angela Kahler Costume Department Assistants.......... Sara Foster, Jennifer Raskopf Associate Lighting Designer.......... Philip Rosenberg Assistant Lighting Designer........... Anthony Pearson Moving Light Programmer............... Sharon Huizinga Associate Sound Designer...............Keith Caggiano Associate Hair/Wig Designer..............Mitchell Beck Associate Prosthetics Designer............Dave Presto Associate Makeup Designer........Angela L. Johnson Media Associate and Programmer........ Laura Frank Production Carpenter........................Mike Martinez Head Carpenter............................... William J. Pate Deck Carpenter................................ Shaun Altman Flyman..............................Brent “Squatch” Jahnke Automation........................................ Sean Collins Production Electricians............... James J. Fedigan, Randall Zaibek Head Electrician............................... Steven Deidel Deck Electrician...............................Daniel Swalec Follow Spot Operator....................Ann Marie Roche Production Sound..................................... Phil Lojo Head Sound Engineer...................Jason Choquette Assistant Sound Engineer.................Alex Hawthorn Production Props................................James Cariot Head Props........................................ Scott Gibson Assistant Props.....................................Andy Miller Wardrobe Supervisor.........................Gillian Kadish Assistant Wardrobe Supervisors...Debbie Burkman-Margolies, Casey Cameron, Mario Alonzo Urena


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who’s who Dresser............................................... Sara Foster Hair Supervisor................................. Mitchell Beck Assistant Hair Supervisor.................... Lynn Grassy Hairdresser.....................................Jason Flanders Makeup Supervisor......................Jason Goldsberry Makeup Assistants.........................Brandon Claflin, Jorie MarsMalan Puppet Coach................................... Aymee Garcia Dialect Coach................................. Stephen Gabis Production Photographer..................... Joan Marcus Rehearsal Pianist..............................Jason DeBord Rehearsal Percussion......................... Warren Odze Production Assistants...................... Donald Claxon, Miguel Mendiola, Rebecca Spinac Tutor/Child Wrangler...................... Carolyn Dunning Banking........................................ Bank of America Payroll..............................Castellana Services, Inc. Production Accountant.............Caitlin McCambridge Insurance.................................... DeWitt Stern Inc. Legal Counsel........... Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/M. Graham Coleman, Robert Driscoll Merchandising..............................The Araca Group Interactive Marketing.....Steven Rummer, Lauren Biegler Website....... SpotCo–Sara Fitzpatrick, Matt Wilstein, Marc Mettler, Stephen Santore Physical Therapy.NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy, Inc Medical Director........................Thomas Myers, MD Children’s Tutoring................ On Location Education General Management Interns........... Lisa Anderson, Andrew Lowy Puppet Consultant Michael Curry Design

ited; Crystal Thompson. Costume crafts by Marian Jean Hose, Leigh Cranston, Erik Andor, Emily Ockenfels, John Jerard Studio. Costume mechanics by Jon Gellman Effects, Perfection Electricks, Michael Curry Design, Inc. John Jerard Studio. Knitwear by Maria Ficalora Knitwear, Ltd., Janet Bloor. Custom fabric printing by Gene Mignola. Armor by Costume Armor. Custom millinery provided by Lynne Mackey Studio; Arnold S. Levine, Inc.; Rodney Gordon. Custom footwear by Carpi Shoes by Oscar Navarro, Handmade shoes by Fred Longtin, LaDuca, Capezio. Custom fabric painting by Jose Asiatico, Jeff Fender, Virginia Clow, Claudia Dzundza, Mary Macy, Parmalee Welles Tolkan, Margaret Peot. Hosiery and undergarments by Bra*Tenders. Props fabricated by Arnold S. Levine, Inc.; Perfection Electrics; Paragon Innovation Group; The Spoon Group; Zoe Morsette; Craig Grigg; Tom Carroll Scenery; Randy Carfagno Productions; Scenic Technologies; Michael Curry Designs; The Character Shop; Costume Armor; Jerard Studio, Inc. Travel Song puppets by Rick Lazzarini/The Character Shop. Wigs by Hudson Brown Wigs and Ray Marston Wig Studio. Drums from Yamaha Corporation of America. Guitar amplifiers from Mesa Boogie. Road Rebel. Rehearsed at the New 42nd Street Studios. Makeup Provided by MAKE UP FOR EVER

Prosthetic Makeup Design Michael Marino Prosthetic Renaissance Hayes Vilandry Roland Blancafor Chris Kelly Paul Komoda

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CREDITS Scenery fabrication by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, L.L.C., New Windsor, NY. Additional scenery and fly automation by Hudson Scenic Studios. Show control and scenic motion control featuring Stage Command Systems ® by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, L.L.C., New Windsor, NY. Lighting Equipment from PRG Lighting. Sound Equipment from PRG Audio. Video Projection System Provided by Scharff Weisberg Inc. Special Effects designed and created by Kelly Sticksel/Excitement Technologies Group, Dallas, Texas. Costumes executed by Tricorne, Inc.; Parsons- Meares, Ltd., Eric Winterling, Inc.; Barbara Matera, Ltd.; Seams Unlim-

SPECIAL THANKS Andrew Adamson, Guillaume Aretos, Kelley Avery, Denise Cascino, Ann Daly, Philippe Denis, Anne Globe, Vicky Jenson, Jim Mainard, Chris Miller, Terry Press, Chip Sullivan, Aron Warner, Sunny Ye. A very special thanks to the amazing and talented artists at DreamWorks and PDI DreamWorks who contributed to the show: Sean Bishop, Doug Cooper, Martin Costello, David Doepp, John Dorst, Corban Gossett, Daniel Hashimoto, Anthony Hodgson, Pam Hu, Lucas Janin, Andrew Kim, Gina Lawes, Betsy Nofsinger, Alex Ongaro, Jason Reisig, Jason Schleifer, Scott Singer, Bill Stahl, Munira Tayabji, Mike Yamada, Nicholas Lojo, Dario Lojo

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who’s who DREAMWORKS THEATRICALS President..................................... Bill Damaschke Executive Producer............................James Triner Marketing (NY).......Clint Bond, Jr., Steven Rummer, Erin Byrne, Michelle Haines, Andrew Tolbert Promotions................ Susan Spencer, Linda Kehn, Chris Fahland, Robert Hill, Scott McCarthy Consumer Products...........................Kerry Phelan Operations/Finance.......................... Bruce Daitch Business Affairs/Operations........... Jamie Kershaw, Chris Fahland Finance............................ Kelly Kirby, Laura Fratianne, Heather O’Connor, Caitlin McCambridge, Alisa Fathi Insurance........................................... Ross Pebley Special Events................ Molly Martuza, Amy Elmer Producer: Live Events...................... Dori Berinstein President’s Office..................... Carole Sue Lipman, Richard Hamilton Administrative................Cynthia Park, Belinda Arge, Gordon James, ,Melissa Baldwin, Tami Keaton Matt Garland, Andrea Parrish, Alison Renga Marketing Intern.........................Jonathan Fieweger

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

NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS LTD. Directors.....................Sam Mendes, Caro Newling, Pippa Harris Executive Coordinator............................ Milly Leigh General Assistant........................Caroline Reynolds SHREK THE MUSICAL PARTNERS

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1708 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 410, Atlanta GA 30309 Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 404.873.4300 Stephanie Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, Mid-South Region Sarah Goodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticketing Manager Kevin Ogle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticketing /Administrative Assistant Rebekah K. Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director Terry Romanoli . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Corporate Partnerships Marc Viscardi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of National Marketing Sasha DeFazio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Marketing Manager For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Walker at BRAVE Public Relations, 404-233-3993.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION The Theatre A fully restored 1929 “Movie Palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,678 seats, is a multiple-purpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballet, symphonies, concerts, movies, and private corporate events. Private Rooms The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, with accommodations for 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The brand new Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. All rooms include the Fox Theatre’s professional sales and coordination staff. To book your ”Fabulous Fox“ evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. The Box Office The Fox Theatre Box Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Box Office is open for walk up ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Box Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. During Events, the Box Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased at any TICKETMASTER outlet, by calling TICKETMASTER at 800.745.3000, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office in person during regular Box Office hours. Concessions Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, adjacent to the main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. Restrooms Restrooms are located on the Main Lobby and Mezzanine Lobby levels. Restrooms are also located on the Gallery level. Restrooms for patrons who are physically challenged are located in the Spanish Room Gift Shop The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatrerelated merchandise. The gift shop is located in the main lobby and is open at each performance. Tours Tours of the Fox Theatre are available through the Atlanta Preservation Center. Tours are conducted Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tours begin in the Peachtree Street Arcade entrance to the theatre. For more information on tours and to confirm the tour schedule, please call the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404.688.3353.

the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Special Needs Ken Shook, Patron Services Director, is our liaison to the disabled community. He can be reached at 404.881.2118 and can provide information on such topics as the locations and prices of accessible seating and other programs for the disabled. The Fox Theatre also has a new brochure detailing all these programs for our patrons with special needs. They are available at the Guest Relations Table. Fox Ambassadors are located at the Guest Relations Table in the main lobby at the Fox Theatre Merchandise Kiosk to offer their assistance, theatre information, and several rental items to enhance your performance enjoyment. An audio clarification device (Phonic Ear) is available for patrons with hearing disabilities. It is available, free of charge, on a firstcome, first-serve basis on the evening of a performance, or you may reserve a device by calling the Patron Services Director. A limited number of booster seats are also available free of charge. Binoculars are available for sale. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned. Elevators Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. Parking Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Box Office or by calling TICKETMASTER at 800.745.3000. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. Performance Notes All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. Please be aware that 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 the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers. Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance. Please limit conversation during the performances. Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited.

Lost and Found Lost and Found items are turned in to the House Manager’s office. To check on lost items, please call the House Manager at 404.881.2075. Lost and Found items will be retained for 30 days. Emergency Information In the event of an emergency, please walk to the nearest exit. Do Not Run. Smoking In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance,

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Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)


etiquette 1. Arrive early. If you are late, you may be held out or reseated until an appropriate time for you to get to your assigned seat. People who arrive late disturb the performers on stage and audience members. It is best to arrive about 30 minutes early so that you have time to purchase concessions, find your seat, and read the program before the show starts. 2. Take care of personal needs (drinks of water or restroom) because you should not leave your seat until the intermission or until the performance ends. 3. Please sit in the seat you are assigned so you do not cause confusion for other audience members. 4. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. You’ll be embarrassed if it goes off in the middle of a tense moment of the show and it will break the mood for everyone. We encourage you to share your experience at the Fox via social media, but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances; the glow from your device is distracting. 5. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theatre is never allowed as it is a distraction to those around you and a danger to the performers. 6. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 7. The sound system for each show is provided by the touring production. Unfortunately, many variables exist that may occasionally hinder sound quality. Please let an usher know if you are having trouble hearing. Adjustments may be able to be made or an assisted listening device can be provided. 8. Dear Lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of the people behind you. Please consider the people that will be seated behind you when choosing whether or not to wear a hat or what hair style you choose. 8. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. 9. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 10. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 11. 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. 12. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Wait until it is over and then exit with the rest of the audience. 13. Just be courteous and everyone will enjoy the show.

The Fox Theatre

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

STAFF

Allan C. Vella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager Pat “Sunshine” Tucker . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Manager Robert Burnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller Jennifer S. Farmer . . . . . . . . Director of Sales/Ballrooms Oliver Diamantstein . . . . Director of Food and Beverage Len Tucker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Operations Pat Prill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Greta Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant House Manager Kristen Delaney . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing & PR Ken Shook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patron Services Director Shelly Kleppsattel . . . . . . Booking & Contract Associate Jamie Vosmeier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Group Sales Director Molly Fortune . . . . . . Preservation Department Manager Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Rebecca J. Graham . . . . . Assistant Production Manager Gary Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter Larry Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Flyman Scott Hardin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Property Master Ray T. Haynie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician Cary Oldknow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Sound Engineer Larry-Douglas Embury . . . . . . . . . Organist In Residence Tammy Folds . . . . . . . . . . . Production Security Manager

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS Alan E. Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman of the Board Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Beauchamp C. Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Vice President John A. Busby Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Vice President Julia Sprunt Grumbles . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Vice President Edward Hutchison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer Robyn Rieser Barkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Treasurer Clara Hayley Axam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Walter R. Huntley Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Robert E. Minnear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Carl V. Patton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts IV, Keith Cowan, Robert L. Foreman Jr., F. Sheffield Hale, John R. Holder, Florence Inman, Craig B. Jones, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Starr Moore, Jay Myers, Joe G. Patten, Glen J. Romm, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Gordy Simms, Clyde C. Tuggle, Carolyn Lee Wills.

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Anne Cox Chambers, Arnall (Pat) Connell, Rodney Mims Cook Jr., Jere A. Drummond, Richard O. Flinn III, Arthur Montgomery, Joseph V. Myers Jr., Edward J. Negri, Edgar Neiss, Herman J. Russell, Preston Stevens Jr.

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South City Kitchen

Fox theatre 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, 38 EncoreAtlantA.com

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, 404-2499468; Alpharetta, 865 North Main St., 770777-4127; Perimeter, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody, 770-350-0134; Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd., 404-233-0313, hudsongrille.com. M,A,P,B Joe’s Inside and out on the patio, this hotspot’s nostalgic charm sets the stage for a wholly unique tavern experience. With an accent on congenial good times, Joe’s sassy food servers keep patrons smiling, while the master mixologists behind the bar whip up drinks known for their flavor and potency. Midtown: 1049 Juniper


THE MIKADO

April 15 – May 1, 2011

Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. The hapless lovers in The Mikado are mercilessly buffeted by social restrictions, legal inconsistencies, judicial inequities, government stupidities, and that’s just the first act! Poor dears — it would be absolutely tragic if it weren’t so hysterically funny. Music by Arthur Sullivan Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert DIRECTED BY HEIDI CLINE MCKERLEY

RENT

June 10 – 26, 2011

Rent is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini’s opera “La Bohème.” The musical follows a year in the lives of seven friends living in the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s Alphabet City located in the East Village. As the impoverished artists deal with their daily struggles, tragedy hits, and the love they share embodies their lives. The music, characters and story of Rent celebrate love, diversity and the power of friendship, as shown through the musical’s signature song, “Seasons of Love.” This blockbuster show will truly inspire and move any audience. Book, Music & Lyrics By Jonathan Larson DIRECTED BY ALAN KILPATRICK

(MATURE CONTENT NOT INTENDED FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)


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., 404961-7370, 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. 678-904-7211. 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

American/steakhouse 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., 404-874-3751, cowtippersatlanta.com. M Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P 40 EncoreAtlantA.com

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

asian fusion 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 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, 404-3788622; Midtown: 903 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA


30309, 404-685-3010; College Park: 3693 Main St., College Park, GA, 30337, (404) 7675154, 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 Engine 11 Firehouse Tavern has a great menu and always has something special that isn’t on their regular menu. They carry an extensive draft beer selection that focuses on American Craft beers. Their selection does changes seasonally as more interesting beers make their way into Georgia. 30 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-873-FIRE. engine11.com. M 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, 404-8700805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404264-0253, 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

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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, 404-869-0777, h2sr.com. B Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P

steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, 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., 404-385-2005, 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


Our Professional Ensemble Bruce V. Benator, CPA, Managing Partner Kevin J. Hedrick, CPA, Partner Steven G. Horn, CPA, Partner Laura E. Speir, CPA, Partner Patricia A. Yeager, CPA, Partner

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Wicked

Witches, Grinches and Jersey Boys,

Oh My! By Madeline Richards

Kicking off the 2011-2012 season at the Fox Theatre is Wicked (Sept. 14-Oct. 9, 2011), followed by Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 2011), Memphis (Jan. 31-Feb 5, 2012), Billy Elliot the Musical (March 14-25, 2012) and Les Misérables (April 24-29, 2012). The season will close with Jersey Boys (May 22-June 10, 2012). Wicked premiered at the Fox in 2006 and, thanks to high audience demand, it’s back as the season special. Have you ever 46 EncoreAtlantA.com

wondered how the Wicked Witch got to be so wicked? Well, this musical tells the backstory between witches Elphaba (the Wicked) and Glinda (the Good) before Dorothy spun into the picture. Just in time for the holidays, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas transforms the well-known classic about the grouchy Mr. Grinch into a toe-tapping musical. Watch his heart grow as you listen to songs such as,  “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas.”

Joan Marcus

The 2010-2011 Broadway Across America-Atlanta season is coming to an end this May with Hair (May 17-May 22), but there’s no need to fret because the new season is just around the corner.


BE MOM’S FAVORITE THIS MOTHER’S DAY. APRIL 1 - MAY 8, BUY A $50 GIFT CARD GET A $10 GIFT CARD FREE! Give Mom Atlanta’s best in theatre, music, and art! The Woodruff Arts Center Gift Card is good at:

Alliance Theatre Atlanta Symphony Orchestra High Museum of Art Young Audiences It’s also good for parking, dining, and shopping at The Woodruff. With so many shows, concerts, and exhibitions, she can choose something she loves! Purchase today at woodruffcenter.org/giftcards or at The Woodruff Box Office, (404) 733-5000.

YOUNG AUDIENCES

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Jersey Boys

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Memphis

of the most successful groups in pop music history. The musical features their most famous songs including, “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” and more. For tickets or more information, visit broadwayacrossamerica.com/Atlanta/or foxtheatre.org. Madeline is a senior at Centennial High School who plans on majoring in graphic design at Florida State University in the fall. This semester, She is interning as an editorial assistant with Atlanta Metropolitan Publishing, producers of Encore Atlanta.

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Memphis is the true story of a white  disc jockey who was one of the first to play black artists’ music on the radio in the 1950s. The show explores the forbidden love that develops between him and an African-American singer and features a wild rock ’n’ roll score. Billy Elliot the Musical is about what happens when a boxer realizes his real passion is dance. The musical comedy takes place during the 1984-85 coal miners’ strike in Britain. While Billy’s father and brother battle riot police, Billy secretly takes ballet lessons. The score is written by renowned musician Elton John. Travel back in time to 1815 Toulon, France, where the tragic story Les Misérables unfolds. The classic tale of redemption and revolution is the third longest-running Broadway show in history, so don’t miss this 25th Anniversary production. Last, but not least, is Jersey Boys. This documentary-style musical is based on the 1960s group The Four Seasons and tells the story of how four average boys — Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi — became one


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Simons), but if you desire a family friendly spot affordable enough to become a yearly tradition, St. Simons and Jekyll islands are the best options. St. Simons Island There’s an anecdotal story told about the Timacuan Indians, who lived here under Spanish rule for almost 200 years. They finally rebelled, it is said, because the Catholic priests insisted the men take only one wife. Whether that’s true, you still get the feeling that these island inhabitants would rebel if someone tried to stop them from having a good time. For more than 75 years, the center of the island’s social life has been the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort (kingandprince.com, 800-342-0212), which began as an open-air oceanfront dance pavilion. Accommodations range

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pring is beautiful in Atlanta, with cherry blossoms and dogwood trees in bloom. And as spring clothes replace sweaters, it’s easy to yearn for full-on summer. That’s why so many spring breaks unfold on the beach. You can escape to a sandy wonderland where sunsets give way to moonlit surf, casual beach bars serve frosty drinks, and kids can learn the art of avoiding sunburns while building sandcastles. Atlanta’s closest beaches are on the barrier islands off the Georgia coast. The four clustered around Brunswick are known as the “golden isles.” It’s a five-hour drive or a 60-minute flight via Delta Connection, which has three daily nonstop flights to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. There are exclusive resorts (Sea Island) and serene eco-retreats (Little St.


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Simons Sound, where marine biologists sort shrimp from the other creatures caught in nets and educate guests about what they’re seeing. Afterwards, there’s a shrimp boil. And it’s not just any shrimp. The salt marsh grasses available to Wild Georgia Shrimp™ make them particularly sweet. Thanks to a large local sturgeon population, this region also is known for caviar said to be superior to Russia’s. Speaking of food, near the King and Prince, Saltwater Cowboy (saltcow.com, 912-634-2102) offers steak, seafood and live music. Further inland is Southern Soul Barbeque (southernsoulbbq.com, 912-638-SOUL), featuring awardwinning Brunswick stew. If peoplewatching is high on your agenda, try breakfast or lunch in the village at

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from traditional hotel rooms and multibedroom condo units to private homes with rooftop patios. Guests can rent bikes or kayaks, ride horseback on the beach, and much more. Golf is a big deal here, and the King and Prince Course (912-634-0255) is quite scenic: Wild marsh grass cuts the field of play between the tee box and fairway on one hole, golf cart paths are elevated over marshland, wild birds soar overhead and gators nap inches from the greens under oak trees. The Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort (seapalms.com, 800-841-6268) offers guests three courses and an array of family friendly activities. The Lighthouse Trolley (912-6383333) is a fun way to learn about the island’s history. It is owned by Cap Fendig, a local character and sometime politician, whose family has been here since the 1800s. Take a narrated tour or hop on and off the trolley at scheduled stops, including Fort Frederica National Monument (nps.gov/fofr/ index.htm), the Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station (saintsimonslighthouse.org) and the famous St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum (912-638-4666). Fendig’s company (capfendig.com) also offers dolphin tours, bird-watching trips and real-estate services — in case you decide to stay. Learn about the coastal ecosystem aboard the Lady Jane (shrimpcruise. com, 912-265-5711). Piloted by Captain Credle, the vessel takes passengers into St.


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Jekyll Island Legislation requires that at least 66 percent of Jekyll Island remain undeveloped. The island is a state park, so there is a small fee for all cars ($5/day or $25/ week). On the island’s east coast, where the beaches are, an ongoing revitalization project has added budget hotels and a 20-acre oceanfront park with picnic pavilions and wheelchair-friendly beach access points. New shopping and dining outlets are under construction, but old favorites like Blackbeard’s Restaurant (912-635-3522) offer hearty fare and spectacular ocean sunsets. The Intracoastal Waterway borders the island’s west coast. Dine waterfront at the Jekyll Island Marina in Sea Jay’s Waterfront Cafe & Pub (seajays. com, 912-635-3200) and on the Jekyll Island Pier at sister restaurants Latitude 31 (dinner only) and the Rah Bar (coastaldining.com, 912-635-3800), where live music plays three to four nights a week and oysters and shrimp are available by the pound. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel (jekyllclub. com, 800-535-9547), at the heart of the island’s historic district, is a short walk from the pier. Built for vacationing millionaires more than 100 years ago, the club was described in a 1904 edition of Munsey’s Magazine as “the richest, most exclusive, most inaccessible club in the world.” Several of the surrounding millionaires’ “cottages” are now gift shops, 54 EncoreAtlantA.com

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restaurants, event facilities and atmospheric accommodations for small groups. The resort can help you discover what life was like during the Gilded Age with walking tours of the historic district. Learn how the Federal Reserve System was planned by a select group of bankers and politicians at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. See the island by bicycle or on horseback or play croquet on the club’s lawn. Four golf courses on the island’s interior use natural sand barriers, inland lakes and pine forests to create challenging links-style play. The best course for multigenerational groups is Pine Lakes, which has family friendly tee boxes. Another prime attraction is the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (georgiaseaturtlecenter. org), a rehabilitation, research and educational center that has special programs for kids. Read the full story at EncoreAtlanta.com.

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incision, and surgical instruments are inserted through the same or other small incisions. The thorascope transmits images of the inside of the chest on a video monitor, guiding the surgeon in maneuvering the instruments to complete the procedure. VATS can replace a traditional thoracotomy, which uses one large incision to gain access to the chest. Another addition to the world of minimally invasive procedures is the da Vinci Surgical System®. WellStar Kennestone and Cobb Hospitals offer gynecologic, urologic and cardiac surgical procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System, robotics technology that allows for significantly smaller incisions than those made during traditional open surgeries. Da Vinci is fundamentally similar to previous forms of laparoscopic surgery, but its highdefinition 3-D technology allows the operating surgeon significantly better vision than does traditional video equipment. Da Vinci’s technology only enhances a surgeon’s skills – it does not replace them. For more information on WellStar’s surgical services, the minimally invasive surgeries offered or for a physician referral, please call 770-956-STAR (7827).

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Dreamy fudge It’s hard to find a treat that evokes more nostalgia than fudge. After all, fudge shops are a staple at vacation spots from the Adirondacks to St. Augustine. But there’s no need to drive to Helen, Ga., the next time you get a craving. Sweet Surrender Fudge is made right in Virginia-Highland and sold in local stores. Best of all, it’s made with refined sugar. Available in a range of flavors from cappucino swirl to key lime cheesecake, Sweet Surrender Fudge also is available in bulk for weddings, corporate gifts and “fudge raisers.” Indulge yourself: For a full list of retailers, visit sweetsurrenderfudge.com. Or order online at fudgeteria.com.

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Colorful keepsake Color Me … Gift Cards ($3.99) let kids personalize a cute and clever keepsake for loved ones. Each card comes with an envelope, sticker and a protection card to keep the inside message safe. In addition to Father’s and Mother’s Day cards, Cozmic Fun Lines offers a full line of Action/Adventure-themed birthday cards for boys and girls ($3.99 each; 14.99 for the full set online) and holiday sets ($8.99 for a set of six; $19.99 for all four sets online). Color their world: Single cards available at Green Pomegranate in VirginiaHighland (1002 Virginia Ave., 404-8859511, greenpomegranate.com) and the gift shop at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Roswell (675 Riverside Rd., 770-641-9720, standrewcatholic.com). Full sets available online at cozmicfunlines.com.

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For the first time ever, more than 50 works from 28 of India’s most famous artists are on display. The exhibition Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin runs through Sunday, May 15, at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. “These works celebrate everyday life in South Asia and its diasporas, from the most mundane moments to the most transcendent,” says curator Dr. Rebecca M. Brown, author of Art for a Modern India. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for museum visitors to connect with the art of modern India.” Become illuminated: Museum hours are Tues.-Sun., 12-5 p.m. Admission: $5, children under 12 free. 4484 Peachtree St. NE, 404-364-8555, museum.oglethorpe.edu. 60 EncoreAtlantA.com

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