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Features

The Performance

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19 Program and notes

14 Do You Know Dora?

The animated heroine takes the stage in Dora the Explorer LIVE! The Search for the City of Lost Toys.

50 In Pursuit of the Perfect Cupcake Is it possible to find bliss in a bite-sized Atlanta baked good?

54 See Atlanta Like a Tourist

Take in some of the city’s coolest attractions.

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Departments 15 Dining Guide 45 Information 46 Staff/Golden Rules 60 The Buzz Cover Photo: alvin TSE

Joan Marcus; GDEcD

Local actress Bridie Carroll performs this month in Grease.


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Full circle Grease actress Bridie Carroll comes home to perform at the Fox Theatre By Daniel Burnley

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hen Bridie Carroll steps onto the Fox stage to perform in the musical Grease, it will be a special homecoming. Though she lived in many places growing up (including Hong Kong), and has appeared in many musicals (including Hairspray), Carroll spent much of her youth right here in Atlanta.

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Theatre, and also at ART Station in Stone Mountain,” Carroll says. “How exciting to be able to ... come full circle to where my passion for theater began. I still have a lot of family and friends in and around Atlanta, so it will be really special to see them again and have them see me perform on the Fox stage.” This version of Grease also “How exciting to be able to ... seems to have come full circle. “In this production, the show come full circle to where my combines music from the film with the early, original passion for theater began.” Broadway show for the very autograph and declared that this was first time,” Carroll says. The original 1972 what I wanted to do. I guess that’s when musical was Broadway’s longest running the bug really bit me.” hit at the time, closing after 3,338 Carroll now lives in Manhattan, but performances. The hugely successful has fond memories of Atlanta and is 1978 film version, starring John Travolta thrilled to be coming back, especially to and Olivia Newton John featured songs perform at the Fox. “I lived in Roswell that hit No.1 on the Billboard Top 100. when I was a teenager and performed at A 1994 revival starred pop culture icons Village Playhouse and Georgia Ensemble Rosie O’Donnell and Brooke Shields, 10 Encore AtlantA

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“My mom mentioned the other day that it was seeing Debbie Boone in a show at the Fox when I was only five or six years old that really put the fire in me to have a career in theater,” Carroll says. “She reminded me that when we left the theater, I made [them] wait by the stage door to get Debbie Boone’s


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gets into the show with their cheering. It makes it even more fun to do what we do on stage — the enthusiasm is infectious.” When asked about her plans while in Atlanta, she says, “I haven’t been there in quite some time, since just before the Olympics, so it will be very interesting to see how different it is compared to how I remember it. “I’d really love to go back to Roswell and see places I remember there — like the theaters where I performed — and see what old memories are rekindled.” Grease will play The Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta from August 7-16. Daniel Burnley is an Atlanta film and stage actor, writer and advertising/marketing consultant. Contact him at daniel.burnley@gmail.com.

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but didn’t integrate material from the film version. This tour, which is based on the 2007 Broadway revival not only blends the two versions of show, it features “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks. “People are really into this show, especially when Taylor performs,” Carroll says. “Women show up in Poodle skirts like those worn in the ’50s [with] the words ‘Soul Patrol’ stitched on. (It was a nickname Taylor picked up during his ‘American Idol’ days because of his soulful voice.) They wave homemade signs and just go crazy when he steps on stage. It’s almost surreal, like one of those reality television moments.” Carroll plays the role of “Jan,” one of the Pink Ladies’ female gang members. “It’s great being a Pink Lady,” she says. “Growing up, I was never one of those girls who belonged to a group or a clique, so it’s fun to get to wear the big [pink] jacket and be one of the girls everyone wants to be.” Her favorite musical numbers include her duet “Mooning” with her onstage boyfriend, “Rump” (the character known as “Putzie” in the film version), and the show’s opening number, “Grease is the Word.” “I’ve always loved that song, and it’s always great to see how it gets the audience going from the start of the show,” she says. Speaking of audiences, Carroll says they have been wonderful throughout the tour, inspiring the cast with their enthusiastic responses across the country. “We love it when the audience really


DO YOU KNOW

DORA? BY SUEHYLA EL-A ATTAR

Dora, The Explorer LIVE! The Search for the City of Lost Toys comes to The Fabulous Fox Theatre this month. The bilingual, animated little girl springs to life, with Susan Oliveras in the lead role. Encore Atlanta was keen to know more about the pint-sized explorer who has helped so many children learn. So, Oliveras shared these fun facts with us.

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riginally, there was no Dora. When creators Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes, and Eric Weiner decided to create a show that would encourage active problem solving with all sorts of games, their main characters were animals: first a squirrel, then a marten and finally, the most promising of all, a bunny. But the bunny eventually became a 7-year-old Latina girl ... named Dora!

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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 current or upcoming 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, W–Westside

AMERICAN 4th & Swift Modern American comfort food served nightly in the old engine room of Southern Dairies. 621 North Ave. NE, 678-904-0160, 4thandswift.com. OFW Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the Fox at 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, 800-651-2316, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17 St., 404-9617370, 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 Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 15


American/steakhouse Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steakhouse has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top-10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world-class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, centraarchy.com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi a nd seafood in a festive atmosphere by Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, heretoserverestaurants.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 Road, 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, 404-8149640, centraarchy.com. B

American/southern E Street Grille Nestle down to some Southernfried peach pie or corn cakes at this stylish and intimate restaurant on the second floor of the Ellis Hotel. Two-seater tables under the window in the dining room are great for date nights; a groovy lounge and patio also are available. 176 Peachtree St. NW (valet from Ellis St.), 404523-5155, ellishotel.com. D Home Restaurant & Bar Farm-to-table Southerninspired cuisine is served nightly; half-price bottles of wine available every Sunday. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd., 404-869-0777, heretoserve restaurants.com. B South City Kitchen Midtown With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA 16 Encore AtlantA

restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, southcitykitchen.com. M

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, heretoserverestaurants. com. B Straits Tastes of Singapore’s four culinary cultures (Malaysian/Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and Nonya) blend at this celebrity-friendly restaurant co-owned by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. 793 Juniper St. NE, 404-877-1283, straitsrestaurants. com. M

brasserie French American Brasserie (FAB) A reinvention of Atlanta’s famed Brasserie Le Coze, FAB serves a combination of classic French fare and American chops. A covered terrace overlooks the city skyline. 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., 404-266-1440, fabatlanta.com. D

brew pub/gormet pub fare Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0805, gordonbiersch.com. M 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 and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl. com. IP


Shout

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STATS

EUROPEAN FUSION

SPANISH/TAPAS

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

Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, heretoserve restaurants.com. VH

LOLA Bellini bar and restaurant specializing in wood-fired meats and pastas. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-892-9292, heretoserverestaurants.com. B

ITALIAN

SPORTS BAR STATS A modern sports bar that doesn’t skimp on the quality of its food; five bars and multiple screens are at your service. 300 Marietta St., 404-885-1472, statsatl.com. D

STEAK/SUSHI

La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner in the heart of Virginia-Highland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430, latavolatrattoria. com. VH

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

MEDITERRANEAN/LATIN/ASIAN FUSION

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, heretoserverestaurants.com. M

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 N.E., 404-846-2000, heretoserverestaurants.com. M

MEXICAN 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 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, heretoserverestaurants.com. P

Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, and sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, heretoserverestaurants.com. B Ray’s Restaurants Ray’s in the City is the downtown location of the steak, seafood and sushi chain. Ray’s Killer Creek offers an award-winning Sunday brunch, and Ray’s on the River is one of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants. All three have excellent food, award-winning wine lists and live entertainment. Ray’s in the City: 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, 404-524-9224; Ray’s on the River: 6700 Powers Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs, 770-955-1187; Ray’s Killer Creek: 1700 Mansell Rd. (at Ga. 400), 770649-0064; raysrestaurants.com. D, SS, A Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17


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Christopher B. Manos, Producer Nicholas F. Manos, president presents

Paul Nicholas and David Ian

Nederlander Presentations Inc.

Terry Allen Kramer by arrangement with Robert Stigwood present present

TM

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Additional Songs by

Barry Gibb

John Farrar

Louis St. Louis

Scott Simon

Starring

Eric Schneider    Emily Padgett and

Taylor Hicks as

Teen Angel With

Scot Patrick Allan    Will Blum    Bridie Carroll    Kate Morgan Chadwick Brian Crum    Kelly Felthous    Dominic Fortuna    Erin Henry Roxie Lucas    David Ruffin    Allie Schulz    Nick Verina and

Joseph Corella    Preston Ellis    Ruby Lewis    Lisa Maietta    Dayla Perkins    Freddy Ramirez    Mark Raumaker    Mike Russo    Matthew William Schmidt    Christina Sivrich    Amber Stone   

Scenic Design

Costume Design

Lighting Design

Sound Design

Derek McLane

Martin Pakledinaz

Kenneth Posner

Brian Ronan

Wig & Hair Designer

Casting

Production Supervisor

Production Stage Manager

Paul Huntley

Jay Binder/Sara Schatz

Arthur Siccardi

Music Coordinator

Orchestrations

B.J. Forman Music Director

Christopher Jahnke

Howard Joines

Tom Whiddon

Executive Producer

Tour Press & Marketing

General Management

Max Finbow

Amy Katz

Charlotte Wilcox Company

Associate Director

Associate Choreographer

David John O’Brien

Joyce Chittick

Director-Choreographer

Kathleen Marshall Exclusive Tour Direction The Road Company, 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10036 Theater of the Stars is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theater, the Independent Presenter’s Network and the Broadway League.

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CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer NICHOLAS F. MANOS President

Dear Patrons, Subscribers and Friends: Welcome to the fourth show in our 2009 Season, Grease. We are pleased to present this “new production” of the show direct from Broadway. This fun story takes us back to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins and t-birds. So sit back, relax, enjoy and immerse yourself in the world of Grease. Following Grease, we are looking forward to the razzle dazzle smash hit — Chicago, Sept. 8-13, and our last show of the season is Rain, which runs Oct. 6-11. This season, we are excited to celebrate our 57th year as a not-for-profit theater company. Many of you may not know that Theater of the Stars is supported by individuals and corporations from around Atlanta. We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us during these rocky economic times. We know that the economy is making it harder for everyone and your continued support of TOTS is something that we greatly appreciate.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES James C. Howard Chairman of the Board John C. Breckenridge Ken Haldin Joe Hall Virginia Hepner Ingrid Saunders Jones Henri Jova John G. McColskey Adam Orkin Dennis Reagan Dr. John E. Skandalakis Melody Wilder Wilson Dom H. Wyant David Yu Past Presidents Maurice “Bromo” Seltzer Peter J. Stelling Robert H. Ferst John N. Wall, Jr. Dr. Robert L. Bunnen Emeritus William Orkin Glen P. Robinson Aaron J. Johnson

If you are not a subscriber or member of Theater of the Stars and would like to become one, I would like to take this time to invite you to join our Family.  There are several opportunities for participation, including the Star Circle and Production Sponsorships.  All include benefits that feature recognition and opportunities to get a closer look at how Theater of the Stars brings musical theater to life at The Fox.  Please contact us at 404-252-8960 to find out more about our Programs.  All My Best,

James C. Howard Chairman of the Board

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cast Danny Zuko.........................................................................................ERIC SCHNEIDER Sandy Dumbrowski................................................................................ EMILY PADGETT Kenickie.................................................................................................. David Ruffin Sonny LaTierri........................................................................................... NICK VERINA Roger..........................................................................................................WILL BLUM Doody...................................................................................................... BRIAN CRUM Betty Rizzo.............................................................................................. ALLIE SCHULZ Marty................................................................................................. KELLY FELTHOUS Jan......................................................................................................BRIDIE CARROLL Frenchy..................................................................................KATE MORGAN CHADWICK Patty Simcox.............................................................................................. ERIN HENRY Eugene Florczyk............................................................................Scot Patrick Allan Miss Lynch...............................................................................................ROXIE LUCAS Vince Fontaine................................................................................. DOMINIC FORTUNA Cha-Cha DiGregorio............................................................................... DAYLA PERKINS Teen Angel............................................................................. PRESTON ELLIS (Aug 7–9) TAYLOR HICKS (Aug 11–16) “Born to Hand-Jive” Specialty Dancers............................. JOSEPH CORELLA, RUBY LEWIS Vel-Doo-Rays................................................................... Brian Crum, Preston Ellis, Mark Raumaker, Mike Russo, NickVerina Scientist.....................................................................................................JIM JACOBS Sheila............................................................................................ CHRISTINA SIVRICH Hero..................................................................................................... Preston Ellis Ensemble.................. JOSEPH CORELLA, Preston Ellis, RUBY LEWIS, DAYLA PERKINS, MARK RAUMAKER, MATTHEW WILLIAM SCHMIDT, CHRISTINA SIVRICH UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for a listed player unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Danny: MARK RAUMAKER, David Ruffin; for Sandy: RUBY LEWIS; for Kenickie: Preston Ellis, Mark Raumaker; for Sonny LaTierri: Joseph Corella, Mike Russo; for Roger: PRESTON ELLIS, MATTHEW WILLIAM SCHMIDT; for Doody: MIKE RUSSO, MATTHEW WILLIAM SCHMIDT; for Betty Rizzo: ERIN HENRY, DAYLA PERKINS; for Marty: ERIN HENRY, DAYLA PERKINS; for Jan: DAYLA PERKINS, CHRISTINA SIVRICH; for Frenchy: LISA MAIETTA, CHRISTINA SIVRICH; for Patty Simcox: RUBY LEWIS; for Eugene Florczyk: JOSEPH CORELLA, MATTHEW WILLIAM SCHMIDT; for Miss Lynch: LISA MAIETTA, CHRISTINA SIVRICH; for Vince Fontaine: MARK RAUMAKER, MIKE RUSSO; for Cha-Cha DiGregorio: LISA MAIETTA; for Teen Angel: Scot Patrick Allan, PRESTON ELLIS; for “Born to HandJive” Dance Specialty: PRESTON ELLIS, LISA MAIETTA, MIKE RUSSO, Matthew William Schmidt SWINGS: PRESTON ELLIS, LISA MAIETTA, FREDDY RAMIREZ, MIKE RUSSO, AMBER STONE DANCE CAPTAINs: LISA MAIETTA, Brian Crum THE GREASE BAND Conductor/Synthesizer: Tom Whiddon Associate Conductor/Piano/Synthesizer: Sonny Paladino Drums/Percussion: Greg Germann; Guitar: Joshua B. Weinstein Synthesizer Programmer: Randy Cohen Music Coordinator: Howard Joines THERE is ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION. 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.

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cast

Eric Schneider

Emily Padgett

Taylor Hicks

Scot Patrick Allan

Will Blum

Bridie Carroll

Kate Morgan Chadwick

Brian Crum

Kelly Felthous

Dominic Fortuna

Erin Henry

Roxie Lucas

David Ruffin

Allie Schulz

Nick Verina

Joseph Corella

Preston Ellis

Ruby Lewis

Lisa Maietta

Dayla Perkins

Freddy Ramirez

Mark Raumaker

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Mike Russo

Matthew William Schmidt

Christina Sivrich

Amber Stone




August 29th & 30th

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Is Putting Some Of Atlanta’s Best Chefs In The Shade And Cool Beers & Wines On The Tables Corks & Forks is a featured event during the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. Enjoy the culinary arts with food, wine, craft ales offered by top chefs, sommeliers and brew masters from 1:00-5:00 pm each day. Then enjoy the art, music and fun of the Festival. Proceeds benefit the Grant Park Conservancy and its efforts to restore Atlanta’s oldest park.

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scenes and musical numbers ACT I Prologue Scene 1: Rydell High, 1959 “Grease”...................................................................................................Company Scene 2: Cafeteria/School Steps “Summer Nights”............................................................ Danny, Sandy and Company Scene 3: Locker Room “Those Magic Changes”............................................................. Doody and Company Scene 4: Marty’s Bedroom “Freddy, My Love”....................................................................Marty and Pink Ladies Scene 5: Street Corner “Greased Lightnin’”...................................................................... Kenickie and Guys Scene 6: Rydell High “Rydell Fight Song”...........................................................................Sandy and Patty Scene 7: Bleachers “Mooning”......................................................................................... Roger and Jan “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”...........................................................................Rizzo “We Go Together”.................................................................. T-Birds and Pink Ladies ACT II Scene 1: School Gym/Sandy’s Room “Shakin’ at the High School Hop”................................................................Company “It’s Raining on Prom Night”................................................................ Jan and Sandy “Born to Hand-Jive”.................................................................... Vince and Company Scene 2: School Steps “Hopelessly Devoted to You”........................................................................... Sandy Scene 3: Outside Burger Palace “Beauty School Dropout”........................................................... Teen Angel and Girls Scene 4: Drive-In Movie “Sandy”......................................................................................................... Danny Scene 5: Jan’s Rec Room “Rock ’n’ Roll Party Queen”............................................................. Doody and Roger “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”.................................................................Rizzo “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” (Reprise)........................................................... Sandy Scene 6: Inside Burger Palace “You’re the One That I Want”............................................ Danny, Sandy and Company “We Go Together” (Reprise).........................................................................Company “Grease” (Barry Gibb); ©1978 Crompton Songs (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” (John Farrar); ©1978 Unichappell-Stigwood Music (BMI), John Farrar Music (BMI) and Ensign Music Corporation (BMI). All rights on behalf of John Farrar Music (BMI) and Ensign Music Corporation (BMI). Administered by Unichappell-Stigwood Music Inc. (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Sandy” (Scott Simon, Louis St. Louis); ©1978 Ensign Music Corporation (BMI). All rights administered by Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission. “You’re the One That I Want” (John Farrar); ©1978 Unichappell-Stigwood Music (BMI), John Farrar Music (BMI) and Ensign Music Corporation (BMI). All rights on behalf of John Farrar Music (BMI) and Ensign Music Corporation (BMI). Administered by Unichappell-Stigwood Music Inc. (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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bios

Principals

ERIC SCHNEIDER (Danny) was last seen making his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys, where he had the opportunity to play the role of Frankie Valli. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz. Tours: Altar Boyz, The Full Monty. Regional: Happy Days (Paper Mill Playhouse/Goodspeed), Yank! (Arden). Film/TV: Loverboy (dir. Kevin Bacon), Johnny and the Sprites. Can be heard on the Original Cast Recording of Happy Days The Musical. Eric would like to thank Innovative, Binder Casting, the Nederlander’s, Jim Jacobs, and Glenn Daniels a.k.a. BD for this wonderful opportunity. La mia famiglia è il mio cuore. EMILY PADGETT (Sandy) is a small town girl from Lewisville, N.C. with a big time love for performing. As a child, her parents were always playing Broadway cast albums. From then on, Emily was hooked on musical theater! She studied dance, starred in community theater and moved to NYC to study at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After AMDA, Emily toured with the 25th Anniversary production of Cats as Demeter and then made her Broad­way debut in Grease understudying Sandy and Patty. Other Broadway credits include Legally Blonde playing DA Joyce Riley and u/s Margo, Pilar and Brooke Wyndham. Love and thanks to Binder Casting, Cody, Brian, and my wonderful family. gendece.com TAYLOR HICKS (Teen Angel) made his Broadway debut in Grease as Teen Angel and is proud to reprise that role on tour. He achieved worldwide fame in 2006 when he was named the winner of the fifth season of “American Idol” garnering more than 63.4 million votes in total. Born in Birmingham, Ala., his passion for music began at an early age. He toured the southeastern United States during his teenage years and released two independent albums. During that same time, he had shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Allman Brothers, to name a few. Known for his energetic performances with influences derived from classic soul, country blues and R&B music, he quickly grew a large fan base among the millions of viewers and voters who tuned in to “Idol” each week. The members of that fan base, which continued to grow steadily, ultimately dubbed themselves the “Soul Patrol.” Immediately following

“Idol,” Hicks signed a recoding contract with 19 Records Limited/Arista Records. His first single, “Do I Make You Proud,” debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was subsequently certified gold. His eponymous debut album, Taylor Hicks, was released on Dec. 12, 2006, and debuted in the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 charts and was later certified as a platinum album. After signing a book deal with Random House, Hicks’ memoir, Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way, was released in July of 2007. Soon after, Hicks hit the international market and successfully toured throughout Southeast Asia, proving that he was in fact a household name across the globe. Taylor’s story continues, as his latest studio album, The Distance, is now available. For more information, visit taylorhicks.com. SCOT PATRICK ALLaN (Eugene; u/s Teen Angel) is a proud Bostonian. National tours: Grease starring Frankie Avalon (Eugene), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (u/s Jimmy Smith). Other theater credits: Joyful Noise, Handel’s Messiah Rocks! (with the Boston Pops, filmed for PBS Great Performances), Pioneer Theater Company, McCarter Theater, Gateway Play­house, Forestburgh Playhouse. Graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory. WILL BLUM (Roger). Broadway: Grease (Roger). National tour: Seussical (Horton). Regional: Big River, A Funny Thing… Forum, Sweet Charity, Grease and Chicago. Favorite roles: Floyd Collins (Floyd), The Last Five Years (Jamie), City of Angels (Stine), Edges (Man 1). Many thanks to family, friends, and CTG. Proud graduate of The Boston Conservatory. BRIDIE CARROLL (Jan) is thrilled to be playing Jan! She recently appeared in the Broadway workshop Pure Country. Regional: Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad—Irne Award Winner), High School Musical (Martha Cox), City of Angels (Oolie/Donna). Original cast recording: Forward. B.F.A.: Boston Con­ser­vatory. Thanks to God, family (ILYMTAHABAC), Peter Strain & Assoc, A.A., C.R., RJ, B.C. www.bridiecarroll.com. KATE MORGAN CHADWICK (Frenchy). Some credits include Ali in Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas), The Butcherhouse Chronicles (Summer Play Festival, NYC), and Miranda in The Tempest at Fordham University, where Kate Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25


bios graduated with a B.A. in Theatre. Thanks to Sara Schatz and Binder. Love to my Mom, Dad and Ted. Proud Equity member. www. katemorganchadwick.com. BRIAN CRUM (Doody) comes directly from the Broadway company of Grease and is so excited to be playing Doody on tour. Broadway: Grease (u/s Danny, Teen Angel-performed), Wicked (first national tour—Chicago) Credits: Altar Boyz (Mark), Snapshots (Danny), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), Hot Mikado (Pish Tush). Love to his family, friends and his agents at The Mine. www.brianjcrum.com. KELLY FELTHOUS (Marty) is thrilled to be a part of Grease. Off-Broadway: Seussical, Max and Ruby. National tour: The Sound of Music. New York/regional: Jane Eyre (American premiere), Trip of Love (world premiere), Singin’ in the Rain (NSMT), Gypsy (Sacramento Music Circus), Bat Boy, 42nd Street, Li'l Abner, Once upon a Mattress and Dames at Sea. Much thanks to Binder, Henderson Hogan, Larkin, Charns and Mommy! DOMINIC FORTUNA (Vince Fontaine) is fresh off his Broadway debut. He is an associate director of the Young Americans. T.V. appearances: Dick Clark’s “Your Big Break” and NBC’s “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.” Dominic currently writes, creates, directs and produces shows for his dinner theater, The Williamsburg Showcase Dinner Theater, in Michigan. ERIN HENRY (Patty Simcox; u/s Rizzo, Marty). Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ethel Peas). Regional: Meet Me in St.Louis and A Wonderful Life (Paper Mill), Annie Get Your Gun (North Carolina Theatre), Gypsy (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Twice Charmed (Disney Creative Entertainment, original cast recording). Thank you to Binder, Talent House and especially to my wonderful friends and family. For my Mom and Dad. Love you. ROXIE LUCAS (Miss Lynch) is a veteran performer whose credits include Broadway: Damn Yankees (w/ Jerry Lewis), My Favorite Year, Harrigan ’N Hart and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway (Nom.-Drama Desk Award). National tours: Whorehouse—first nat’l w/ Alexis Smith, SFX nat’l com w/ Ann-Margret. Regional most recent: Bye Bye Birdie and Grease! David Ruffin (Kenickie). Credits include: 50th anniv. European tour West Side Story 26 Encore AtlantA

(Tony). Regional/NYC: Little House on the Prairie,* (Owen, Almanzo u/s), The Guthrie; West Moon Street* (Lord Arthur), Prospect Theater; The Highest Yellow,* Signature, D.C.; Jewsical* (Chris), Denver Civic; Full Monty (Jerry), Philadelphia Story (Mike), Weathervane. Northwestern grad. Love and thanks to my family and friends! *premieres. ALLIE SCHULZ (Rizzo) is so grateful for the opportunity to play this rockin’ role! Get it? Allie performed in Grease on Broadway this year before joining the tour, and took part in many pre-Broadway workshops in NYC. Interlochen grad and Nashville native. Thanks Binder Casting, Jim Jacobs, Sally Kultz and Mom and Dad. NICK VERINA (Sonny). New York credits: Forbidden Broadway, That Time of the Year (original cast and cast recording), Bush is Bad, Miss Liberty, Wallenberg (NYMF). Most recent: Altar Boyz, Chicago (Abraham), The Jerusalem Syndrome (NYMF), Five Course Love. Nick has studied with Second City in Chicago and was the inaugural recipient of the Roger Sturtevant Award. www.nickverina.com

Ensemble

JOSEPH CORELLA (Ensemble/Hand Jive Specialty Dancer; u/s Sonny, Eugene). Broad­ way: All Shook Up. Tour: West Side Story. TV/ film: Disney’s Geppetto, “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Thanks to my family, friends, Snoofy and Binder Casting. www.josephcorella.com. PRESTON ELLIS (Ensemble, Swing; u/s Roger, Teen Angel, Kenickie) is a proud New Orleans native. His credits include Altar Boyz (twice), Annie Get Your Gun, Full Monty, La Cage aux Folles, and West Side Story. Thanks to family, friends, Sara and GGS. Geaux Saints! RUBY LEWIS (Ensemble/Hand Jive Specialty Dancer; u/s Sandy, Patty) feels so blessed to be a part of Grease. 2007 grad of Western Kentucky U. National tours: Gypsy (June). Regional: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Sally), 42nd Street, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Grease. Love to my family! www.rubylewis.com. LISA MAIETTA (Dance Captain, Swing, u/s Cha-Cha, Frenchy, Miss Lynch) is thrilled to be performing in the national tour of Grease. European tour: Grease. National tour: Grease


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bios starring Frankie Avalon (Cha-Cha u/s Frenchy/ Jan). Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth), 42nd Street (Phyllis), West Side Story (Francisca), Anything Goes (Chastity, Associate Choreographer), Grease (Frenchy). Thanks to Binder Casting, parents and Dave. DAYLA PERKINS (Cha-Cha; Ensemble; u/s Jan, Marty, Rizzo) is tickled to be a part of this company. A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, she has appeared in many regional productions and as a slew of princesses for Disney. Many thanks to the creative team and Binder. Undying love to Mama, Daddy and B. FREDDY RAMIREZ (Swing). Broadway: Grease. Tours: A Chorus Line (European tourDance Capt./Mike u/s performed), Peter Pan (nat’l tour—U.S.A.). Regional: West Side Story 50th Anniv. Production at Fulton Opera (Bernardo), Evita (Che), Forever Plaid (Sparky), Fosse. MARK RAUMAKER (Ensemble; u/s Danny, Kenickie, Vince Fontaine). From Kansas City, Mo. (Go Chiefs!). Tours: First nat’l of The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Damn Yankees (Sohovic).Thanks to my Sarah and of course MDKKEDD! MIKE RUSSO (Swing; u/s Doody, Vince Fontaine, Sonny) is thrilled to be joining the Grease national tour. A recent graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music with a B.M. in Music Theatre. Thanks Nicolosi and Co., his family and friends. MATTHEW William SCHMIDT (Ensemble; u/s Doody, Roger, Eugene) is thrilled to be a part of this production! Recent graduate of Penn State University, B.F.A. MT ’08. Favorites include: Big River (Huck) and Parade (Frankie Epps). Many thanks to Binder, my family and amazing friends! CHRISTINA SIVRICH (Ensemble, u/s Jan, Frenchy, Miss Lynch). From Pittsburgh, Pa. Go Steelers and Pens! Woohoo! Original Broadway casts of Grease and The Wedding Singer. NYC Readings: Ever After (Jaqueline), Luck (Princess). www.christinasivrich.com. AMBER STONE (Swing/Choreographic Asst.). Broadway: Grease, Pajama Game. Off-Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona. National tours: Beauty and The Beast, The Boyfriend. World premieres: Backwards in High Heels and Aida. 28 Encore AtlantA

Authors

JIM JACOBS (Book, Music and Lyrics, On-Air Judge) is the co-creator of the hit Broadway musical Grease and was one of three judges on NBC’s talent-competition series “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.” Jacobs, who created Grease (in 1970) with Warren Casey, was born and raised on the mean tough streets of Chicago’s far northside. During the golden era of rock ’n’ roll (1956–1960) he was a guitar-playing “greaser” student at Taft High School. In 1963, Jacobs met Warren Casey when they were both cast in a community theatre production of A Shot in the Dark. Seven years later, the pair sat down and wrote what was to become one of the greatest musicals of all time. An instant success, Grease opened in 1971 in an old former trolley barn called the Kingston Mines Theatre on Chicago’s North Side. A year later, Grease made it to Broadway and “Greasemania” took off, eventually resulting in one of the longestrunning shows (3,388 perfs.) in Broadway history. And the 1978 Grease movie became the highest-grossing motion picture musical of all time (a record that still stands today). Originally an actor, Jacobs has appeared on television, in motion pictures, regional theater, national tours and on Broadway. He is the co-author of several other plays and musical comedies including Island of Lost Coeds, a musical spoof of the low budget sci-fi/horror/jungle movies of the 1950s which he wrote with his Grease collaborator, the late Warren Casey. WARREN CASEY (Book, Music and Lyrics) was born in Yonkers, New York and attended Syracuse University. During the late ’50s, he learned all about “greasers” while working as a high school art teacher in upstate New York. He moved to Chicago in 1962, where he hoped to pursue an acting career and appeared in dozens of productions, including creating the role of Bernie Litko in David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He supported himself with jobs in retail, including working as an assistant manager of a chain of apparel stores and as a record salesman. As a hobby, he taught himself how to play the guitar and began writing songs mostly for the amusement of his friends. Mr. Casey acted with the Chicago Stage Guild (where he met Jim Jacobs), the Old Town Players and the Kingston Mines Theatre. The latter company staged the original production of Grease, which he co-wrote with Jim Jacobs. After the incredible success


bios of both the musical and the movie, the two collaborated on Island of Lost Coeds, a musical satire of the B movies of the 1950s. Mr. Casey died in 1988.

Creatives

KATHLEEN MARSHALL (Director and Choreographer). Broadway: directed and choreographed The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for choreography; Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations for direction; Tony for Best Revival of a Musical), Wonderful Town (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire Awards for choreography; Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations for direction) and Grease; chore­o­­graphed Little Shop of Horrors; Follies (Roundabout; Outer Critics nomination); Seussical; Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire nominations); Ring Round the Moon (Lincoln Center Theater); 1776 (Roundabout); and Swinging on a Star (Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: directed and choreographed Two Gentlemen of Verona (New York Shakespeare Festival) and Saturday Night (Second Stage); choreographed Violet (Playwrights Horizon) and As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept). City Center Encores!: directed and choreographed Applause; 70, Girls, 70; House of Flowers; Carnival; Hair; Wonderful Town; and Babes in Arms. Artistic director for four seasons. West End: choreographed Kiss Me, Kate (Olivier nomination). For ABC/Disney: directed and choreographed “Once Upon a Mattress” starring Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman and choreographed Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” (Emmy nomination). She is on the Executive Board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreo­graphers and is an associate artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company. DEREK McLANE (Scenic Design). B’way: The Pajama Game (2006 Tony nom; Tony Award, Best Revival), The Threepenny Opera, Little Women, I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Best Play; Lortel and Obie Award), Barefoot in the Park, Lestat, The Women, Present Laughter, London Assurance, Holiday and others. OffB’way: Rafta, Rafta; The Voysey Inheritance (Lortel Award, Outer Critics nomination); Two Trains Running; The Scene, Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park); Hurlyburly; Abigail’s Party; Modern Orthodox; Aunt Dan and Lemon; East Is East; subUrbia; Saturday Night. Mr. McLane designed the entire Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Else-

where in the United States: productions at most of the major resident theaters and operas. Received 1997 and 2004 Obie Awards for Sustained Excellence in Scenic Design; the Drama-Logue Award, 1997; the Michael Merritt Award in Chicago, 2003; seven Drama Desk nominations; and 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortel Awards. MARTIN PAKLEDINAZ (Costume Design). Recent N.Y. theater: Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone (Tony Award nomination), The Pirate Queen, The Pajama Game (Tony Award nomination) and The Trip to Bountiful (Signature Theatre; Lortel nomination). Other shows include Thoroughly Modern Millie; Wonderful Town; Kiss Me, Kate; The Wild Party (Lippa); A Year With Frog and Toad; Golden Child; The Diary of Anne Frank; and The Life. Opera includes Rodelinda (Metropolitan Opera), Iphigenie en Tauride (Seattle Opera and Metropolitan Opera) and works throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Dance includes the Mark Morris Dance Group, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet. Awards include two Tonys, the Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel and others. KENNETH POSNER (Lighting Design) has designed 30 Broadway plays and musicals including The Coast of Utopia (Shipwreck; Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Wicked, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tony nominations); Grease 2007 Revival, The Homecoming; The Pirate Queen; The Odd Couple; Glengarry Glen Ross; Little Woman; The Frogs; Imaginary Friends; Swing!; Charlie Brown; The Goat; Uncle Vanya; Side Man; The Lion in Winter; Little Me; A View From the Bridge; The Last Night of Ballyhoo; The Little Foxes; and The Rose Tattoo. Recipient of the 2003 Obie for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design. BRIAN RONAN (Sound Design) has designed the Broadway productions of Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, The Pajama Game, All Shook Up, 12 Angry Men, Master Harold & the Boys, The Look of Love, The Boys from Syracuse, Fortune’s Fool, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Rainmaker, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Little Me, Cabaret, Triumph of Love, 1776 and State Fair. Regionally, Brian has designed McCarter Theatre’s Christmas Carol, Manhattan Theatre Club’s Wild Party, Time & Again and Newyorkers, Ordway of St. Paul, Minn.—Into the Woods, Royal George Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29


bios Theatre of Chicago, Ill.—Bleacher Bums and Theatre Works of Palo Alto, Calif.—A Little Princess. Off-Broadway designs include 10 Million Miles, Romantic Poetry and Bug for which he won an Obie and the Lucille Lortel awards.

ceed… with Ralph Macchio, Guys and Dolls, CanCan with Chita Rivera. Stock: Musical Director for A Grand Night for Singing (Florida Theatre and Tampa Bay PAC), What About Luv, Tapestry—Carol King review (Florida Jewish Theatre).

PAUL HUNTLEY (Wig and Hair Design). London born, Mr. Huntley is a Special Tony Award winner. Recent Broadway shows include Hairspray, Grease, Gypsy and Young Frankenstein. Upcoming shows are 9 to 5. Movies are Fast Track, Ralph Fiennes in Doris, Jennifer Lopez in El Cantante, Christopher Walken in Balls of Fire and Hairspray, Susan Sarandon in Enchanted, Abigail Breslin in Kit, The American Girl, Christopher Plummer in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Ellen Burstyn in W, and Willem Dafoe in Cirque du Freak.

CHRISTOPHER JAHNKE (Orchestrator) orchestrated the Broadway productions of Legally Blonde, Les Misérables (2006 Revival), Grease (2007 Revival), Cry Baby. Other Orchestrations: A Man of No Importance, Dessa Rose (Flaherty/Ahrens—Lincoln Center Theater), Tom Jones (George Stiles/Paul Leigh), Just So (George Stiles/Anthony Drewe), Chasing Nicolette, Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie Hall. Symphonic Arrangements for The Broadway Tenors, Laura Osnes/NY Pops. Dance Music Arranger: The Witches of Eastwick (London/West End). Music Producer/Supervisor for Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan: Memphis and The Toxic Avenger Musical. Conductor: Aida (Broad­way). Assistant to Orchestrator William David Brohn: Ragtime, Sweet Smell of Success, The Three Musketeers, Mary Poppins and Wicked.

JOSEPH DULUDE II (Make-Up Design). Broadway: Wicked productions worldwide, Grease, The Wedding Singer, Assassins, Into the Woods (key makeup Vanessa Williams). Off-B’way: Birdie, Broadway Bares (design and body painting). Television: E!, Style, Lifetime, PBS, “Access Hollywood,” MTV. Print: Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone. TED LEFEVRE (Associate Scenic Designer). Broadway Associate: Blithe Spirit, Boeing Boeing, Country Girl, Rock ’n’ Roll, Coram Boy, Sweeney Todd, Invention of Love, Aida. Toronto: The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast. Assistant: Wedding Singer, All Shook Up, Dracula, Wicked, Morning’s at Seven, Sweet Smell of Success, Ivanov. ted-lefevre.com. JAY BINDER C.S.A, SARA SCHATZ (Casting) with Jack Bowdan C.S.A, Mark Brandon & Nikole Vallins. Have cast over 70 Broadway shows including A Chorus Line, Gypsy, The Thirty Nine Steps, Grease, Is He Dead?, Inherit The Wind, Journey’s End, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, The Lion King, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, The King and I, all 14 seasons of Encores! Film: Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Chicago and upcoming Nine. Television: “Once Upon A Mattress,” “The Music Man.” Eight–time Artios Award winner. TOM WHIDDON (Music Director) is a native of Sparks, Ga. Musical Director: European tours of Grease, Fame, My One and Only. Associate Conductor: national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Producers, Fosse, The Sound of Music with Richard Chamberlain, Sunset Boulevard with Petula Clark, How to Suc30 Encore AtlantA

HOWARD JOINES (Music Coordinator). Music Coordinator: Grease, The Times They Are AChangin’, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the upcoming Vanities. Conductor/Percussionist: Billy Elliot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Never Gonna Dance, Flower Drum Song, The Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular. Percussionist/Drummer: Les Misérables, Singing in the Rain, The King and I. Recordings/performances: Jewel, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Rochester Philharmonic, Orpheus, St. Lukes. Jingles/film/ television: Coca-Cola, Miller Beer, Across the Universe, Alamo, Peggy Sue Got Married, Snake Eyes, Twilight, The Age of Innocence, Femme Fatale. On-camera: Maid in Manhattan, “MTV Music Video Awards,” “Guiding Light.” ARTHUR SICCARDI/THEATRICAL SERVICES INC. (Production Management) has been involved in more than 200 Broadway shows including Billy Elliott; Dirty Dancing; Sweet Charity; Mamma Mia!; Chicago; Sunset Boulevard; A Chorus Line; Cats; Dreamgirls; Kiss Me, Kate; Ballroom; Annie; Wonderful Town; Hello, Dolly!; Fiddler on the Roof; Grease; My One and Only; The Real Thing; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Lost in Yonkers; Nine; I Am My Own Wife; Annie Get Your Gun; The Grapes of Wrath; Camelot; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Sweeney Todd; I Do! I Do!; Saturday Night Fever; The Sunshine Boys; Gypsy. Thank you to Patrick Sullivan for everything.


Looking for a great night out? Try one of our dinner and a show packages! CHICAGO

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4th & Swift Wednesday, September 9

Livingston at the Georgian Terrace Thursday, September 10

ONE.midtown kitchen Sunday, September 13

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Livingston at the Georgian Terrace Thursday, September 17

South City Kitchen Sunday, September 20

ONE.midtown kitchen Thursday, September 24

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

Shout Wednesday, October 7

Livingston at the Georgian Terrace Thursday, October 8

COLOR PURPLE South City Kitchen Sunday, September 27

IN THE HEIGHTS

IN THE HEIGHTS

ECCO Wednesday, November 4

Livingston at the Georgian Terrace Thursday, November 5

IN THE HEIGHTS Shout Sunday, November 8

For more information, please call Janet Potash at the Fox Theatre at 404-881-2103 or log on to FoxTheatre.org/dinner_broadway/index.htm.


BIOS DAVID JOHN O’BRIEN (Associate Director) recently served as the Production Stage Manager for the Broadway production of Grease directed by Kathleen Marshall. Other Broadway stage management credits include the Tony Award winning Best Revival of The Pajama Game also directed by Kathleen Marshall and starring Harry Connick, Jr., Sweet Charity starring Christina Applegate, Fiddler on the Roof (2004 starring Alfred Molina and and 1990 starring Topol), Noises Off, Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party, Stones in His Pockets, Cats, Indiscretions, Guys and Dolls, Cyrano the Musical, Three Men on a Horse and Catskills on Broadway. Touring: CATS, Chicago, Bette Midler’s The Divine Miss Millennium Tour. JOYCE CHITTICK (Associate Choreographer). As a performer, ten Broadway credits; most recently created the role of Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys, Las Vegas. She has taught and coached many, including, Brooke Shields, Rosie O’Donnell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Thanks Harden-Curtis, Michael James Scott and Rick Faugno.

Management

B.J. FORMAN (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: Avenue Q, 42nd Street. Off-Broadway: Jewtopia, Confessions of a Mormon Boy, The Musical of Musicals, Pirates of Penzance, The Rink. National/international tours: 42nd Street, Man of La Mancha, Joseph… Dreamcoat, Phantom. Regional: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. As always, love to Mark. JACK D. McDOWELL (Stage Manager) is hopelessly devoted to summer nights, the hand jive, mooning, and working with B.J. Forman. There are worse things he could do! Love to Wes—we go together. AEA Member. LORI BYARS (Assistant Stage Manager). Twelve years on the road and counting. fundraiser and bonnet designer for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. www.broadwaycares.org. What we do together makes a difference! THE CHARLOTTE WILCOX COMPANY (General Manager) credits include [title of show], all three Broadway productions of Grease, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bombay Dreams, Taboo, The Full Monty, Ragtime, By Jeeves, Jesus Christ 32 Encore AtlantA

Superstar, Play On, On the Waterfront, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Damn Yankees, and Chicago as well as tours of the same shows. Other touring credits include Stones in His Pockets, Sunset Boulevard, Busker Alley, Oba Oba, Steel Magnolias, On Your Toes, La Scala Ballet, the Canton Acrobats and the Peking Opera.

Producers

PAUL NICHOLAS (Producer) is one of the U.K.’s leading actors. His theatrical career began in 1969 as Claude in Tom O’Horgan’s original London production of Hair. He created the roles of Jesus and Danny in the original London productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease and was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to take part in the original workshop of Cats and originate the part of Rum Tum Tugger. His venture into pop singing gave him numerous U.K. hits as well as a top five on the Billboard Top 100 with Heaven on the Seventh Floor. Paul became a household name with his role as Vince in the BBC television series “Just Good Friends.” In 1992 he formed a production company with David Ian, and they have been responsible for several productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, Chess, Evita, Singin’ in the Rain, Saturday Night Fever, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Grease. Paul was the acting coach on the U.K. search for Danny and Sandy in “Grease Is the Word” produced by Simon Cowell. In 2006 Paul founded the “Paul Nicholas School of Acting & Performing Arts” in numerous locations throughout the U.K. DAVID IAN (Producer). West End: Saturday Night Fever — London Palladium, The King and I — London Palladium, Grease — Dominion, Cambridge, Victoria Palace, Piccadilly, Defending the Caveman—Apollo, Ain’t Misbehavin’ — Lyric, Daisy Pulls It Off — Lyric, Anything Goes — Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Producers — Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Guys and Dolls — Piccadilly, The Sound of Music — London Palladium. Tours: Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pirates of Penzance, Rocky Horror Show, Singin’ in the Rain, Evita, Chess, Doctor Dolittle, The King and I, West Side Story, Cats, Chicago, Starlight Express, My Fair Lady, The New Statesman, The Producers, Flashdance. Grease recently on Broadway and now on U.S. tour; Gypsy at the St James; My Fair Lady U.S. tour. Arena productions of Grease and Happy Days the Musical in Australia and Britain’s Got Talent in the U.K. The Laurence Olivier Awards from 1996–1999


bios for the Society of London Theatre. Phantom— The Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. David joined Clear Channel Entertainment (now Live Nation) in 2000 and was Chairman of Global Theatre from 2005–2007. Current shows in production include: Xanadu for the West End and a new musical TV drama series called “Britannia High.”

Girl, Movin’ Out, and Grease. Mrs. Kramer is a partner with James M. Nederlander in the ownership of the Marquis Theater in New York and the Aldwych and Adelphia Theatres in England. She is an active member of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

NEDERLANDER PRESENTATIONS INC. (Producer) is a producing arm of a family company prominent for three generations in management and operation of theatres and productions of distinguished entertainment. The Nederlander Organization owns and/or operates nine Broadway theaters and runs a notable chain of legitimate theatres around the world. The company is currently represented on Broadway by Walt Disney’s The Lion King and The Little Mermaid and the musicals In the Heights and Wicked; the new musical 9 to 5 and revivals of West Side Story and Guys and Dolls. Previous Broadway productions include Grease; Movin’ Out; Copenhagen; The Will Rogers Follies; Me and My Girl; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Breaking the Code; La Cage aux Folles; Benefactors; Annie; Noises Off; Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music; My Fat Friend; Seesaw; Applause; Whose Life Is It Anyway?; The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; The Dresser; Nine; Woman of the Year and many revivals including Sweet Charity; Hello, Dolly!; Porgy and Bess and Peter Pan.

THEATER OF THE STARS (Christopher B. Manos, Producer; Nick Manos, President) is one of America’s premier not-for-profit Regional Theaters with a 57-year mission of producing and presenting the best of musical theater. Based in Atlanta, TOTS mounts lavish productions of new and classic musicals at affordable prices with the goal of expanding traditional audiences, enhancing the availability of quality family entertainment, and exposing new audiences to the magic of live theater. Visit us at theaterofthestars.com.

TERRY ALLEN KRAMER (Producer) has an extensive background in the financial world and the theatre. Her directorships include the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture. She is President of Remark Theatrical Productions Inc. Mrs. Kramer has produced Good News, Knock Knock, I Love My Wife, A Meeting by the River, The Crucifer of Blood (London’s Society of the West End Theatre Award for Best Play of 1979), Frankenstein, Gorey Stories, Sugar Babies, Me and My Girl, Shadowlands, Nick & Nora, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Supporting Cast, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2002 Tony winner The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?, 2003 Tony winner Movin’ Out, Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Grease, Cyrano De Bergerac, Passing Strange, 9 To 5, Dirty Dancing, and Turn of the Century. Off-Broadway: The Play about the Baby, Reefer Madness and Beckett/ Albee. National tours: Jesus Christ Superstar, Saturday Night Fever, Sugar Babies, Me and My

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STAFF FOR Grease GENERAL MANAGEMENT THE CHARLOTTE WILCOX COMPANY Charlotte W. Wilcox Dina S. Friedler Matthew W. Krawiec  Seth Marquette Steve Supeck  David Roth   Margaret Wilcox COMPANY MANAGER Denny Daniello Tour PRESS REPRESENTATIVE Amy Katz NATIONAL PRESS REPRESENTATIVE Ryan Ratelle CASTING JAY BINDER CASTING Jay Binder CSA Jack Bowdan CSA, Mark Brandon, Sara Schatz, Nikole Vallins Kate Sprance & Karen Young Associate Director............DAVID JOHN O'BRIEN PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER........... B. J. Forman Stage Manager........................... Jack D. McDowell Assistant Stage Manager........................ Lori Byars Assistant Company Manager.............. Beth Cochran Choreographic Assistant.................Amber N. Stone Dance Captain....................................Lisa Maietta Assistant Dance Captain....................... Brian Crum Assistant to the Assoc. Director.......Michael Cheffo Associate Scenic Designer....................Ted LeFevre Assistant Scenic Designers.......... Anne Allen Goelz, Shoko Kambara, Ryan Kravitz Assistant to the Scenic Designer... Erica Hemminger Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 33


bios Associate Costume Designer.....Matthew Pachtman Assistant Costume Designer....... Sarah Sophia Lidz Assistant to the Costume Designer... Tescia Seufferlein Associate Lighting Designer................ Aaron Spivey Assistant Lighting Designer..........Kathleen Dobbins Moving Light Programmer....................... Joe Allegro Assistant Sound Designer...............Michael Farfalla Production Electricians................... James Fedigan, Randall Zaibek Production Property Master............... Chris Pantuso Head Carpenter.................................... Bill Gregory Assistant Carpenters..........Rick Erwin, Philip Maher Head Electrician.......................... Daniel A. Swalec Assistant Electricians.... Jason Harper, Brian Renoni Head Sound . ........................................Louis Igoe Assistant Sound.................... Matthew Raudabaugh Head Props.................................... Bobbie Gregory Assistant Props.............................. Mike Eickmeyer Wardrobe Supervisor............... Michelle E. Roussell Assistant Wardrobe.......................... Glen E. Moore Associate Wig and Hair Designer............................ Giovanna Calabretta Hair Supervisor...................................Stuart Grant Assistant Hair........................Lyn Marie Neuenfeldt Makeup Designer......................... Joseph Dulude II Music Preparation Service...........Mark Cumberland Synthesizer Programmer.....................Randy Cohen Assistant Synthesizer Programmer......Jim Mironchik Production Assistants....................Megan J. Alvord, Sarah Michele Penland Legal Counsel.....Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. Elliot H. Brown, Esq., Daniel Wasser, Esq. Steve Rapoport, Esq. Accountants..........Fried & Kowgios LLP, Robert Fried Controller.........Sarah Galbraith, Galbraith & Co Inc. Advertising........................................Serino-Coyne Angelo Desimini, Tom Callahan, Cara Christman, Matt Upshaw Website Design...... David Risley/Pygmalion Designs Production Photography ..................... Joan Marcus Theatre Displays........................ King Displays, Inc. Banking............ JPMorgan Chase, Stephanie Dalton Payroll Service..................Castellana Services, Inc. Merchandise.............. Peter Milano, Creative Goods Insurance Consultant....Stockbridge Risk Management, Neil Goldstein Information Management Services......................... Marion Finkler Taylor Travel Services.....................Andi Henig, Tzell Travel Hotel Booking.....Road Rebel Entertainment Touring Exclusive Tour Direction The Road Company 65 West 46th Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10036 212.302.5200 voice   212.302.5374 fax www.theroadcompany.com 34 Encore AtlantA

CREDITS Scenery by Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc. Automation by Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc. Costume construction by BaraCath Costumes; Barbara Matera Limited; Carelli Costumes, Inc.; Donna Langman Costumes; Eric Winterling, Inc.; Luigi’s New York; Mardana; Maria Ficalora Knitwear, Ltd.; Paul Chang Custom Tailor; Seams Unlimited, Ltd.; Studio Rouge; Timberlake Studios, Inc.; and Tricorne, Inc. Custom fabric dyeing and printing by Gene Mignola, Inc., Jeff Fender. Millinery by Costume Armour, Lynne Mackey Studio, Arnold Levine, Marian “Killer” Hose and Leslie Norgate. Special thanks to Bra*Tenders for hosiery and undergarments. Custom footwear by LaDuca Shoes and Worldtone Dance. Lights by Hudson Sound & Light, LLC. Sound equipment by Production Resource Group. Properties by The Spoon Group. Custom car construction by Tom Carroll Scenery. Drums provided by Yamaha. Keyboards provided by Yamaha. Guitars provided by Gibson. Guitar strings provided by D’Addario. Drop painted by Ryan Kravitz. Natural herb cough drops courtesy of Ricola USA, Inc. Emergen-C courtesy of our friends at Emergen-C: Feel the good! Airborne Dietary Supplements courtesy of Airborne Inc. Nail Polish courtesy of China Glaze, DUO contributed the world's leading Eyelash Adhesive, and Classic Men's shave talc compliments of Clubman. Makeup provided by M•A•C Faux Lashes courtesy of Men’s ducktails created by Woody’s Quality Grooming™ Hair Products provided by Rehearsed at the New 42nd Street Studios The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. 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 musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.


Event Schedule

8/21-23 Dora the Explorer 8/27 The Proposal Fox Film Fest

8/28 Public Enemies Fox Film Fest

8/29 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs Fox Film Fest: 2:00 p.m.

8/29 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Fox Film Fest: 7:30 p.m

9/8-13 Chicago Presented by Theater of the Stars

9/15-20, 22-27 The Color Purple starring Fantasia Presented by Oprah Winfrey

9/30 Rob Thomas 10/6-11 RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Presented by Theater of the Stars

10/14 10/16 10/19 10/20 10/24 10/27 10/28 11/1 11/19-22, 25, 27-29 & 12/1-6

Australian Pink Floyd Robin Williams Virsky Ukranian Natinal Dance Company Leonard Cohen Celtic Thunder Itzhak Perlman David Foster & Friends Ray Lamontagne Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring The Rockettes

The Fabulous Fox Theatre Call Ticketmaster at 404-817-8700 or visit ticketmaster.com to order tickets. Group tickets (20 or more) are available for many shows – call 404-881-2000 for rates.


THEATER OF THE STARS BOARD OF TRUSTEES James C. Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman John C. Breckenridge, Ken Haldin, Joe Hall, Virginia Hepner, Ingrid Saunders Jones, Henri Jova, Adam Orkin, Dennis Reagan, Dr. John E. Skandalakis, Melody Wilder Wilson, Dom H. Wyant, David Yu, William Orkin: (Emeritus), Glen P. Robinson: (Emeritus), Dr. Robert L. Bunnen: (Emeritus), Aaron J. Johnson: (Emeritus)

executive leadership CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer

Mr. Manos has been in At­lan­ta for more than 40 years. He has produced over 700 works of theater, ballet and opera. He has been recognized with nu­mer­ous civic awards, including the Atlanta Critics Award for the de­vel­op­ment of the art of the­ater in Atlanta and the Gov­er­nor’s Award in the Arts. He has been instrumental in the creation of such organizations as the Winter Play Season, Grand Opera in the Park, Just Us The­ater Company and the Fall Film Fes­ti­val – just to name a few! During the early months of the Woodruff Arts Center, Mr. Manos was responsible for 12 pro­duc­tions of theater, ballet and opera in that facility. Mr. Manos is a member of the Broadway League, the Independent Presenters Network and the National Al­li­ance of Musical Theatre Pro­duc­ers. In 1999, Mr. Manos received the Coca-Cola Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the Arts & Business Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, Mr. Manos was the first recipient of the GAELA Award presented by the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Manos was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Broadway League. Mr. Manos was married for 45 years to the late Glenn Ryman Manos. He has two sons, Chris Jr. and Nick, a daughter, Ann, and is the very proud grandfather of seven grandsons and four granddaughters.

NICHOLAS F. MANOS President

Mr. Manos is a graduate of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta and the University of North Carolina. His business career spans two decades in sales management with a multi-national employee benefits company. In the fall of 2000, he returned to Atlanta to become the managing director of Theater of the Stars. In 2008, he assumed the role of president. Since 2000, Mr. Manos has been heavily involved with the touring aspect of the company and has been the driving force behind many of the artistic and cultural marvels brought to the Theater of the Stars stage, including Disney's High School Musical, the coproductions of Deaf West’s Big River, The King And I with Sandy Duncan, and Bombay Dreams. Mr. Manos is the founder of the Junior Theatre Festival, an event that takes place every January in Atlanta, and brings drama students from all over the world together to perform, learn and celebrate theater. Mr. Manos has served on the boards of the Houston Grand Opera and Theatre Under The Stars in Houston. He and his wife Laura have three children, Andy, Kate and Sam, and one dog, Peach.

STAFF

Scott Bowker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Director Mary O’Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounting Manager Marguerite Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager The Glenn Agency/Karen Hatchett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising & Public Relations Brian D. Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Henry Rowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Glenn Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Thomas Pinckney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Projects Coordinator Linnette Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant

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donors Theater of the Stars is grateful for the support we receive from our donors. Thank you for helping us produce the best in family entertainment in 2009-2010. All lists include commitments recieved as of July 27, 2009.

star circlE Bette Rose Bowers James & Diane Brock Dr. Harold J. Brody Don G. Dozier Christopher & Sonnet Edmonds Dr. and Mrs. G.B. Espy Rick and Elaine Foley Drs. Michelle & Gregory Gibson

Douglas G. Green Jenny & Harold Itkin John & Glenda Jones Michael & Michelle Kendrick Walter W. Mitchell Ray Malo & Daniel Rendleman Jonathan Oscher Glenn & Anita Ross

Terri & Scott Siegel Dennis and Amy Spangler Katherine R. Stearns Jeff Tacy Betty Taylor Tim Tranika D. Mark Worrell

producers circlE Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Bell Bill & Rhea Berger Ben Cheek, III Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Cotton Robert and Sara Dinius

Alan & Susan Eisen Mark Enzmann Mitchell Gwin Mr. & Mrs. David Huffman Paul Player

Jeffrey Salomone Alexander Stickney, Jr. Sal and Mary Frances Verenna Richard West

friends of theater of the stars Judith Alembik Neal Allen Amelia Bay Beverage System Jere Beasley Donna Belcher Louis & Janice Belinfante Hans Borstell Henry Edward Braselton F. Brown Gale Buffington Gary Chandler Ben Cheek III Coca Cola Company Wendy Conover Robert Crain

William Curran Goodman B. Espy, III, M.D. Dr. Cynthia Fordyce Raelle Frailey Mr. Clifford Frain Michael Furniss T. Gregory Nicholas Greim Jacquelyn Goodman James Hallford Mark Harwell Virginia Hasty Stephanie Haugen Wayne K. Hoffman, M.D. Barbara T. Holtz John Hooper

B.W. Hunter John Iacobelli Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Jackson Lee & Margaret Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Kellerman Angelle LaFrance W.S. Lanier Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine, MD Elizabeth B. Littrell Stanley Mileski Lynn Murphy John S. Martin Dr. H. James Meginley Jerry & Barbara Mobley Marianne Van Name Juanita & Frank Nicholson

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Pittman Mark & Patricia Poole Dr. & Mrs. Rankin Karen Rodman Ann R. Schildhammer Jeanne Shulman Ted Schulte Iola Snow Richard Sukoff David Tuszynski William B. Watson June Weitnauer Kathryn Parsons Willis Carol & Eric Wrape

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Patrons Nancy & Harold Abrams Action Electric Company, Inc. Clair R. Adams John & Donna Adams Tom & Jan Adkins Shirley M. Agan David & Sherry Agan Dorothy D. Aiken Mike Akins, c/o MEI Corp. Donald Alcorn Mr. & Mrs.Aaron I.Alembik Kenneth & Glenda Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Neal M. Allen David & Donna Allman David & Debbie Alsobrook Dede Alsobrook Alston & Bird, LLP Amelia Bay Beverage Systems The Amon Family Ann & Wayne Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Jim Anderson William J. Anderson Norma & Donald Appel Dennis & Mitzi Apple Chris Arapoglou Inger Ardston Joe & Meredith Argo Marilyn S. Arnold Wayne & Joan Aronson Sandie Assad AT&T Atlanta Fragrance, Inc. Atlanta Society Herb & Jane Axelrod Michael E. & Lillie Axelrod Mr. & Mrs. Brian Babin James J. Babula Betty B. Baccus Fred & Dawn Bading Timothy L. Bagby Danny & Lana Bailey Leisa Bailey Susan L. Bailey Allan & Martha Baitcher John Baker Kay Baker Lewis L. Baker Don & Karyn Ballard Karyn & Don Ballard John & Susan Balsavage Mr. & Mrs. Dale Banich Kirk & Penny Barber Mr. & Mrs. Paul Barish Lin Barker Steven & Alice Barlow Mrs. William B. Barmore Ray Barnes Don A. Barnette W. E. Barnette Bob Barrineau Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barrineau Betty Barton Michael & Elesha Bateman

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Eugenia L. Battle William R. Battle III Dr. & Mrs. Fernando Bayo III Valerie Bean Neale M. Bearden Jere & Sara Beasley Drs. Mark & Laura Beaty Angelia Beaulieu N. Gwili Beckloff Stan Beiner Jan & Lou Belinfante Robert Bell Ron H. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Bell Art & Ginny Bendelius Joan O. Benedetto Ruth Benedict W. Douglas & Mickey J. Benn Sherry C. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Fred Bentley, Jr. Alana & Christian Benton Hazel Berger Bill & Rhea Berger Michael & Lisa Berger David & Betty Berkman Dr. James D. Bernard Sid Besmertnik Mr. Mrs. Fred Betts Curt & Sue Bibler Dianne Bieler Daniel & Christine Bieller Walter J. Bieszak David & Allison Bignault Ruth Black Susan K. Black Hayden Black, Jr. R. Dwain Blackston, M.D. Bernard L. Blackwell L. Gordon Blackwell M. Alexandria Blackwell Shirley Blaine Julie Blan The Blumen Family Rich & Kathy Boden Janet Bogle Thomas H. Boisseau Barbara Bollinger Nicholas Bonanno Brian & Adrian Bonser Louis & Jeannie Boohaker Stan & Margaret Boose Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Bortolazzo Judie Borucki John A. Bostater John & Terry Bowden Marcia Charlene Bowdoin Chris Bowen Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Bowen Waldo U. Bowen, Jr. Bette Rose Bowers Deborah Bowers Mary Bowers Russell & Rebecca Bowling Bobby & Rebecca Bowman

Ereania F. Boyd Hy & Marion Boyer Michael D. & Patricia B. Boyer Dr. Dane & Sheila Boyington Boyken International Darren Brackett Vanessa Bradbury Randall B. Brannon Kathie Brantley Wendy Williams Brantley Henry Braselton Robert & Joyce Briggs Capt. Robert & Shirley Bristow Michael Broadwater Ann Broadway Tim & Annette Broadwell James & Diane Brock Ted & Patricia Brook Bettie Brooks Richard H. Brooks Debra S. Brown Jennifer Brown Judy Brown Larry W. Brown Rhonda Myers Brown Robert Bruce M. Bruce Grant W. Bruce Courtney Brumbelow F. Scott Brumfield Thomas G. Bruner Lester Bryan Wayne Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. R.J. Buckwalter Steve & Sam Budow David & Deborah Budwash Gloria Buice Mrs. Frank J. Bull Dr. Robert L. Bunnen James R. Burdette Hardey & Gail Burger Jadene Burgess Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Burns Wanda Burrell Alan & Cindy Burstein Charles H. & Adline Burton, Jr. David Butler Butterworth Insurance Elizabeth P. Buttimer Melissa Byars Susana Caceres Robert Cadman Hugh & Catherine Caffrey Mr. & Mrs. Phillip & Leise Calandra Sara & Glenn Caldwell Skip & Barb Call Rolland & Jamie Callahan James & Cathey Camacho Faye Cameron Terry & Theresa Camp R. Grant Campbell Scott Campbell Steven Cannon Robert L. & Gail F. Cantrell

Joanne V. Capeloto Gary & Kathie Cardoza Robert & Jan Cardwell Harold & Barbara Carlson Dr. & Mrs. Richard V. Carlson Mark & Scarlett Carlton Pamela C. Carnes Ben Carpenter Bobby Carrell Jeff Carter Dr. & Mrs. M. Gary Carter Tug Carter Billy & Nancy Case Randolph & Linda Case Robert & Maria-Elena Casey Betty Castellani Mr.& Mrs. Bruce Catlin Timothy & Pam Cavender John C. Chambers Cheryl F. Chandler R. Chris Chandler David & Rosemarie Charney Mr. & Mrs. Ben F. Cheek Terry Childers James J. Childre, Jr. Linda S. Childs Remer Y. Clark, M.D. Tom & Teresa Claugus Larry D. Clay Marilyn & Tom Clayton Peggy Clayton Frank A. Cleveland The Coca-Cola Company Scott Cockerham Ellen M. Cohen Marc David Cohen Mel Coker Joseph L. Coleman Paul Coleman Jeff & Heather Colier Kenneth B. Collins Christina Coloma Nita Coloma Sue B. & John Cone Trey L. Conley William & Gail Conn Judy Connor Bruce & Ellen Connors Charlie & Wendy Conover John M. Cook Scott Cook Robert L. Cookson Teri L. Cooper Virgil E. Cooper, Jr. R. Dallis Copeland Vanessa & Phillip Corbin Mrs. Ray J. Cornay Richard & Sherry Costello Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Cotton Cotton States Insurance John & Carla Couch Kevin & Kelly Coventon Elaine Cox Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Cox


P L E A S E H ELP

Giving to panhandlers

is a LOSE-LOSE situation. You lose They lose

If you want to help

because your money is often used to support their addictions to alcohol and drugs. by continuing these destructive behaviors rather than seeking help. The more you give your change to panhandlers, the more their lives don’t change. invest in long-term solutions by giving your financial support and volunteering your time to helping local organizations and service providers.

To learn more about alternatives to handouts, please call the Ambassador Force of Downtown Atlanta at (404) 215-9600. A program of the Public Safety Task Force of Atlanta

www.StopPanhandlingAtlanta.com


Dr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Crane, Jr. Robert & Shelby Crane Cynthia L. Creque Barbara Crisler Jeff & Amy Cromwell Mrs. Jimmie Bryant Crossley Jon & Linda Crouch Nikole M. Crow Cynthia & Edward Crowell Marion Croxton Ron & Caroline Cruz Stephen & Dona Cucich Warren Culpepper Ed & Susan Cummings William M. Curran William Curtis Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. Curtiss Jeff & Tara Cutler Stephen R. Cutts John Dagley Dr. & Mrs. Jay Dallas Nancy V. Dalton Douglas A. Daniel Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Daniel Dale M. Dasher Mr. & Mrs. Henry Datelle Kevin Daughtry Barbara Davenport James & Martha Davis Keith & Rosalee Davis Ridge H. Davis Robert W. Davis Walt Davis John L. Davis, Jr. Kevin, Leisa & Spencer Dawson Frank Day Sigfried & Lise Dayan Adavier Weatherford Dayton Arline D. Deacon R.A. Deaugustinis Emma Deavours Mr. & Mrs. David Deeter Donald & Sandra Defoe Sandy Delves Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Demery Lisa Denney Jack Dermoushegian Wayne & Jennifer Dery Jerri Dettmering Midge & Wes Detwiler Doug & Libby Devine Scott & Kristy Deviney Jorge Diaz Richard L. Dickson Mary Dillon John Robert Dillon IV Robert & Sara Dinius Ray & Dianne Doan Ron Dobbs Nancy B. Doherty Joe Donahue Jim & Cathey Donald Ray Donato Virginia & Keller Dorman Dr. James W. & Rose M. Dougherty Judy & Dick Dougherty Chris & Frankie Doughtie

Landra B. Doughty Reba H. Dover Don G. Dozier Warren & Ronda Drake D. Anne Drew Elizabeth Drew James & NancyLee Drew Jack E. Driskell Christine Dumanski Cheryl Dumas Mrs. Ann T. Duncan Charles & Sara Dunlap Steven S. Dunlevie Joel & Jill Dunn Bradley Durham Marvin Dussinger Mr. & Mrs. Steven Dwyer Dynasound, Inc. Kara Eads Bonnie Easoz David C. & Valerie T. Ecker Ms. Carol Edelson Sterling Edison Chris & Sonnet Edmunds Elizabeth F. Edwards Lee Edwards Thomas & Hollye Edwards William Edwards Luck & Renae Ehigiamusoe E. Larry Eidson Alan & Susan Eisen Morgan Eisenhauer Meribah B. Elliott Charles Reid Elliston Tom & Christie Emerson David & Donna Englett Frank G. English IV A.E. Ensell IV Mark Enzmann David M. Epps Warren M. Epstein M. Barry Erwin Dr. G. B. Espy Lisa R. Ethridge Michael & Jackie Evanko Jan Evans Preston T. Evans William & Leila Evans James & Amy Faber Factory Automation Systems Edmond Faget Mr. & Mrs. John Fahey Faye H. Fall Dr. William K. Farrar, Jr Kenneth & Mary Faulkner Robert J. Fauls, Jr. Gilbert J. Febles Garry Fehrman John & Elleanore Feininger Graham P. Felton Tracy L. Fenner Jim Ferguson Roger & Fatima Fields Helen Fiengold Richard Fingerle Lori & Art Finley Ira & Alma Fischman Mrs. Crayton Fisher

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Shirley Glass Global Payments, Inc. John V. Glover, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Godfrey Judy Godwin Paul Stephen Goggin Robert & Faith Goldberg William H. Golden Stacy Goldin Beth F. Goldman Maxine & Jake Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Mel Goldstein Louis & Jean Gomez Jacquelyn L. Goodman Larry & Marge Goodman Robert F. Goodman, Jr. Donna B. Goodwin Sam & Robin Gordon Earl & Barbara Govert Robin Gower Mr. & Mrs. Charles & Sally Gozder Brian & Tijana Graham C. Samuel Graham, Jr., D.D.S. Leigh & Jesse Grant, Jr. Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Beth & Allen Greenberg George R. Greene Kevin & Kathy Greene Phil & Susan Greene Thomas E. Gregory Nick & Debra Greim Reginald Gresham Iwetta Greune Shirley M. Griffeth Donald & Shirley Griffin Nancy Griner Billy & Debbie Grogan Milan & Eloise Gross David Grossman Betty J. Grus Gary & Laurie Guerino Bob & Nancy Gunsallus Abby Gunthert Fred & Terry Guynn Mitchell Gwinn, Sr. Norvin C. Hagan Dale Hair Alex Hait & Elisabeth Kuhn Joseph H. Hale Ann M. Hall Joe & Missie Hall Helen Halperin Gary & Cindy Halperin Lisa Hammer David Hand Bonnie L. Handy Nancy Hansen Christine L. Hanson Ken Harbaugh Wayne Hardin Paul J. Hargaden Chrys & Donna Harkins Merriman L. Harmon Bonnie & Dudney Harris Janet S. Harris Dr. & Mrs. Steven E. Harris Carole K. Harrison


Nancy & Charles Harrison Scott Harrison Brett K. Harte Glynn Hartin Dr. & Mrs. Paul J. Harton, Jr. Mark & Dolores Harwell Richard & Donna Haste Virginia Rowell Hasty Randell Hattaway Stephanie A. Haugen Patti & Jeff Hayden Edward J. Haynes F.D. & Cindy Haynes Derek & Catherine Hearn Brad & Donna Heetland Bill & Kathie Hellstein Craig & Jennifer Henderson Frances F. Henderson Ken & Pat Hendry Lynne Hennek James R. Henson Carl H. Herring, M.D. James O. Hewin Donna & David Heyman Vicki Hickey Gary & Hope Hickman William & Joan Hickman Anthony & Susan Hicks Cathy Hiett Lisa G. Higginbotham Doug & Susan Higgins Nancy C. Hightower Pamela H. Hill Robert & Carol Hill Sandra Hill Patrick & Sue Hilton Jeff & Lorrane Himebaugh Bette Hines Lt. Col & Mrs. Richard W. Hinze R.A. Hipps Randall & Patricia Hitchens Dr. Charles W. & Judith R. Hofer Dr. & Mrs. Joel Hoffman Wayne K. Hoffman, M.D. Kevin & Laun Hogan M.R. Holcombe Richard & Jeannene Holliday Dan & Vicky Hollingsworth Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. Holloway Barbara L. Holtz Lorelyn D. Homa John & Joyce Hooper Jane M. Hopkins Marci Hopkins Richard Horne Mrs. Annie Horton Helen Kay Horton Victoria Horton Kristin J. Hothersall Bradley Houck Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Hovastak Jackie Garson Howard James C. Howard Nicholas & Karen Howard Sharon Howard Van Howard Lt. Col. Charles S. & Laura Clark Howell

Dorinth E. Howell Patti Howell Michael & Dawn Hudson David & Shannon Hudson Walter & Barbara Hudson C. Huffman Dr. Joseph L. A. Hughes Jenny Humphreys John Hunsinger James Hunt John & Kelly Iacobelli John Iacovelli Linda Icaza Innogenetics, Inc. Jim T. Inscoe Fred & Micky Irvin Marilyn & Scott Irvin Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Isaac Tina & Tal Isbell Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Itkin David & Lynn Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Jackson Nancy Jackson Lina Jacobs David & Jacque Jacobs Jan & Marlysa Jacobus Carter L. Jacoby Terry E. James Mr. & Mrs. Joe Janeway Lee R.& Margaret Jenkins Thomas R. Jennings, Jr. Ben & Teresa Joel Iris Johansen Rebecca H. Johnakin Bonnie Johnson Brindley Guy Johnson Kristen M. Johnson Delaney Hurston Johnson Jane L. Johnson Kash & Sherry Johnson Paul Johnson Rick & Tommie-Ann Johnson Sue Todd Johnson Timothy A. Johnson & Margaret Wood Walter Joiner Suzanne Jonap Amy Jonap-Wiseman Cris Ann Jones Dean A. Jones G.R. Jones, M.D. Ingrid Saunders Jones John & Glenda Jones Mrs. Joseph W. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Michael Jones Pamela Jones Shereida & Sally Ann Jones Trish & Dale Jones David & Tara Josephson Bernard J. Joy Kimberly L. Joyce Wayne Juers Joseph & Carol Julian Rick & Kristina Jung Laura Jurecic John Kahren Albert Kalen Maria M. Karr

Angelique Kauffman Barbara Kaufman John & Jary Keairnes Eugene E. Kearney G. David Keaton Jim Keel Bill & Babs Keen H. Grady Keith, Jr. Dan & Kathy Keller Mr. & Mrs. William Kellerman Joyce Kelley B.J. Kellogg Donna R. Kellogg & Kristin Miles J. Kellogg, Jr. Owen & Olive Kellum Brian Kelly Joseph E. & Carol A. Kelly Michael & Michelle Kendrick Gregory A. Kershner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kesler B.J. Kettles Ann Kieffer The Kikkert Family John Paul Kill Ken & Reba Killmaster Brian & Amanda Kinder Mike & Marcie King Stephen King Mike & Linda Kingcaid Mrs. Eleanor P. Kinsey Garrett E. Kirkland Paul & Vaneta Kirsch Jim & Brenda Klaas Susan Klein Cary R. Kleinfield Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Koch Christine Koehler Audra Koliba Floyd M. Kopf Gerald A. & Jean L. Kopp Kathy E. Kopp-Misiak & John Misiak Diane Kovacs Mary Ann Kowaleski Nelson J. Kramer Terrill & Tina Kramer Dale Kratchen Dr. & Mrs. Linton L. Kuchler Marie A. Kurtzer Thomas Eric Kutch Chris & Candy Lacey Mr. & Mrs. David Lacy Nolly Ladha Joyce R. Lamar Annette M. Lancaster David J. Lance, Sr. Fran Landau Katherine A. Lane Robyn Lang Kevin Langston Mr. & Mrs. Lynn M. Lanier Sid & Sara Lanier Larson-Juhl Iris Laster Barbara B. Latimer Louis & Beth Laurent Daniel G. Lazarek Katrina Lazenby

JoAnn Leder Cheryl Lynn Lee David L. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Fred Lee James L. Lee Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Lee Ronald & Donna Lee Danny E. Leeser Philip & Mary Lefkoff Dr. Ralph Lehr Tom & Suzi Leonard Phyllis Leven Robert Leven Mr. & Mrs. Ronald S. Leventhal Ron & Mary Rose Levesque Phyllis Levin Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine Mr. & Mrs. John Levine James W. Lewis Leah & Matthew Lewis Mitch & Kathy Lewis Scott Lewis Roger E. Lilley Catherine M. Lindsay The Linkon Family Ronald Lipsitz Chana D. Lipson Elizabeth B. Littrell Patricia A. Lloyd, M.D. Terry Lockman Sandra Logsdon Mr. & Mrs. David W. Lolmaugh Michael & Rosemarie Long Lynda Lores Brandall & Dana Lovvorn Rob & Sydney Lowry Page Loyd Lindy L. Lukert Richard & Patti Luna Vaughan T. Lund Dana C. Luton Catherine F. Lynch Jamie Lyons A. Christopher Macie Jack & Patsy Mackmull, Jr. Wendy C. MacMahon Mike & Sheila Malloy Raymond Malo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Malone, Sr. Sam & Mary Maloy Paul Mande Jennifer Bonanno Mann Dana & Randy Mannino Joe L. Maranville III Patrick & Sandra Marshall Paul A. & Susan L. Marshall Michael J. Martin Dr. Leon Martin, Jr. Nathan L. Mason Henry & Lisa Kay Matchen Cindy M. Matyas Richard L. Maxwell Alan & Tracey May Jennifer & Ed May Mike & Wendy May Virginia Mayers William J. Mayers Ruby Mayhew

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William H. Mays Charles & Edie McAtee A.P. McBrayer Charleen McBrayer Didi McBrayer Stanley H. McCalla, Sr. John G. McColskey Joyce M. McConnell Mary B. McCoy Audray McCroskey Nancy J. McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. James McDaniels George M. McDonald Jim McGean Philip & Carol McGonegal Calvin E. McGraw Debbie Fandl McGuire Glen C. McIntosh Phil & Lyn McKenzie Robert F. McKinney Jim & Swan McKnight Gena M. McLendon Teleasa Ann McLeod Howard A. McMahan Walter & Fran McMahon Thomas K. McNerney Robert & Sandra McVicker Robert & Mary Meadows Medica Stand-up MRI, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Medina, Jr. Betsy Meeker Deb Meffert Mr. & Mrs. Ian Meletios Edward M. Mendoza The Merbaum Family Hilary Ann Meredith Allison Merrill Randy & Jane Merrill Betsy C. Mesimer Kimberly S. Messer Wendy Metcalf Jack Metropol Alice M. Miller Chuck & Ruth Miller Mark Miller Michael Miller Regina Miller Susan Miller Gail Mills Phil & Linda Mills Mr. & Mrs. Gene Milner, Jr. Melissa A. Mintz Mr. & Mrs. A. Donald Mischke Chuck Mistler Carolyn & Steve Mitchell Gloria Mitchell Kevin & Ali Mitchell Margaret L. Mitchell Walter W. Mitchell Julian B. Mohr James & Lucille Moleta Heidi & Sean Molley Mr. & Mrs. James Monaco Tom & Sarah Money Evelyn C. Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Dan Moody Arnie & Sue Moore Darren Moore Gerald Nathan Moore

Julie Rawls Moore Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Moore Moore Colson Tom & Joan Moretz Joyce Morgan Janice Morris Melinda K. Morris Sandra C. Morris Barbara M. Morrison Guy & Lara Morrison Dewey W. Mozley John H. Mozley, Jr. Jerry Murdock Insurance John & Terry Murillo Frank Murphy Cynthia A. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. John F. Murphy David & Teresa Murray Judith Myers Martin Myers Monte Myers Leonard J. & Mark D. Naftal Philip A. Nagel Burt & Laura Nagy Charles E. Nail, Jr. The Nathan Family Sandra J. Nearhoof Margie & Henry Nelson William & Sharon Nelson Kurt Nesheim Vera Newman Bea Nichols Alan & Carole Nicholson Frank & Juanita Nicholson Lydia Nisenson Jim & Sallye Nisewonger Mike & Jamie Nobles Dennis Nolan North Georgia Cardiology, PC Obijeski Family Kellie O’Brien Patsy O’Brien Ken & Donna Odum Bobbie O. Oglesby Richard & Karen Oliver Lawrence Ondovchik Adam D. Orkin Jonathan Oscher Faye B. Osteen Jim & Mary Jane Outman Richard L. Owen R.M. Padgett Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Pair Laura Palazesi Greg Pallen Jack & Susan Paller Allan Panzer Tony & Katie Paradowski Celie C. Parker Douglas M. Parker Dyxie L. Parker Terrill A. Parker Charles L. Parkyn Jim & Lisa Parrish Tracy Parrott Scott Parry Kristy Pashke Peter Pasternack Marie Patton

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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 theater. 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 404.817.8700 or 404.249.6400, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office in person during regular Box Office hours. You may purchase tickets for a particular nights performance that night only until 8pm at the box office. 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 theaterrelated 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 theater. For more information on tours and to confirm the tour schedule, please call the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404.688.3353.

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. 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 of 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, theater 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 first-come, 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 404.817.8700. 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.

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

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GOLDEN RULES The following brief, but important article has been published to assist in audience etiquette. To this day we get at least one phone call a week asking for reprint rights. These calls and letters come from orchestras and theaters, opera and ballet companies all over the United States and Canada, big and little troupes alike. The message, telegraphed between the lines, seems to be an S.O.S.: American audiences are out of control. Are they? Here’s a refresher course. Please read on, and remember, part of one’s pact as an audience member is to take seriously the pleasure of others, a responsibility fulfilled by quietly attentive (or silently inattentive) and selfcontained behavior. After all, you can be as demonstrative as you want during bows and curtain calls. 1. Go easy with the atomizer; many people are highly allergic to perfume and cologne. 2. If you bring a child, make sure etiquette is part of the experience. Children love learning new things. 3. Unwrap all candies and cough drops before the curtain goes up or the concert begins. 4. Make sure cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms are OFF. And don't jangle the bangles. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Note to lovebirds: When you lean your heads together, you block the view of the person behind you. Leaning forward also blocks the view. 7. THOU SHALT NOT TALK, or hum, or sing along, or beat time with a body part. 8. Force yourself to wait for a pause or intermission before rifling through a purse, backpack or shopping bag. 9. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous. 10. Honor the old standby: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. 46 Encore AtlantA

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Allan C. Vella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager Pat “Sunshine” Tucker . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Manager Ben Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Box Office Manager Robert Burnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller Jennifer S. Farmer . . . . . . . . Director of Sales/Ballrooms Oliver Diamantstein . . . . . . Director/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 Andrew Nielsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Rebecca J. Graham . . . . . Assistant Production Manager Amy Mark . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Robert L. Foreman Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Vice 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, 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 Anderson 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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rown Johnson, president of animation at Nickelodeon, attended a Children Now diversity conference that focused on the underrepresentation of minority characters in all sorts of media, including TV. That experience inspired him to make Dora a bilingual Latina heroine, which has had a huge cultural impact. Dora’s popularity introduced new generations to the richness of Latino culture and has made it a part of American pop culture.

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or the animated series, 12-year-old Caitlin Sanchez provides the voice of 7-year-old Dora. Caitlin was born in New Jersey to Cuban-American parents and inherited the gift of music from them. She has studied musical theater, drama, dance and voice. She’s also played the piano since she was five, composes her own music and was the recipient of the Tito Puente Scholarship Award for Musical Excellence.

Dora, The Explorer LIVE! The Search for the City of Lost Toys explores the Fox Stage August 21. Suehyla El-Attar is an actress/playwright living and performing in Atlanta. For more information, please visit suehyla.com.


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cupcake In pursuit of the perfect By Ashley L. Brazzel

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h what I’d give to be able to hop a flight and land at Sprinkles Beverly Hills. I’ll save Rodeo Drive for later visits; I’d rather splurge on delectable goodies. An assortment of mouth-watering cupcakes is just what a girl (or anyone) needs to get over life’s ho-hum moments. Whether you like them as an occasional treat or as a mid-day sugar fix, they always hit the sweet spot. Now that cupcakes are all the rage, bakeries specializing in the trend are popping up everywhere, especially in Atlanta. So, I set out on a citywide hunt to find the best ones. In my quest, I learned a few truths: A cupcake is only as good as its ingredients; you can’t judge a cupcake by its frosting; and I’ll gladly walk in the rain sans-umbrella when

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there’s an edible reward attached to it. (Don’t judge me. People do crazy things when under the influence of sugar.) My first stop was a warehouse a few turns off of Howell Mill Road. If I weren’t hungry, I’d think I was in the wrong place, but the signs clearly read Metrotainment Bakery. Since I didn’t pre-order, the pickings were slim. Not quite what I was expecting, just the basics: chocolate, vanilla, red velvet … the usual. The cashier recommended the carrot cake cupcake, but I opted for German chocolate instead. For $1.75, I was quite satisfied with my generoussized treat. Metrobakery.com or 404873-6307. The next place on my list was Highland Bakery in the laidback Fourth Ward district. With the display case


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I’ll go with the pina colada or peanut butter and jelly ones ($2.25). Bellystore. com or 404-872-1003. At times I struggle with instant gratification, and this happened to be one of those times. But since Mari’s Sweets is a virtual (delivery only) bakeshop, patience was necessary. I browsed the selections online, and with such yummy names as Sweet Georgia Brown (pumpkin), Sweet Almond Crème and Spiced Lemon Ginger-Twist, I imagine this place to be like heaven. I decide on the 24 Karat cupcakes (carrot cake with orange-infused frosting topped with pecans) and hope for the best. Indeed, I’m impressed and I fall in love at first bite. Marissweets.com or 770-649-0696; sold by the dozen ($21-25). While I’d like to say I’ve found the ultimate cupcake, the verdict is still out; several of the cupcakeries on my list were closed for baking (sweet-pockets.com, buttersweetbakery.com and littlecakebakery.com). So, I’ll leave the choice to you. After all, it’s best I start my next adventure: pursuit of the perfect treadmill.

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clearly visible from the entrance, I felt like leaping inside. Instead, I internalized my giddiness and checked out my options. There were quite a few flavors of jumbo-sized cupcakes ($3.95) to choose from. And, I was pleased to find out they came in minis ($.95) also. That meant I could sample the coconut, chocolate peanut butter gnache, red velvet and carrot. And sample I did. I can’t say I was smitten, but my taste buds weren’t complaining either. Highlandbakery.com or 404-586-0772. Since I was in the area, I decided to check out Belly General Store in the Highlands. I had heard a little chatter about it, so naturally my curiosity was piqued. On my way over, the cloudy sky finally turned to rain, but I wasn’t about to let that stop me. Rather than giving the weather time to die down, I parked my car (there’s only street parking) and walked down the block without an umbrella. I’ve been known to do some questionable things in the name of food, but this took the cake. Literally. The sweet smell of calories beckoned me through the door, and I quickly forgot all about my trek. After scanning the long counter, I found what I was looking for. Not the most attractive I’ve seen, but a cupcake is a cupcake, right? I was about to find out. I pointed out a red velvet one, only to later find out it wasn’t red at all, more like an amberhued brown. Why didn’t they just call this chocolate? I fight disappointment and bite into it. I’m thankful for my “hybrid cupcake,” but next time I think




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See Atlanta like a tourist No doubt you’re aware that the place you call home is a hotbed for happy-go-lucky visitors. Everyone wants in on the Atlanta action. So, why not see what the buzz is about and take to the city with them? Take a weekend, or two, to explore the famous sites and discover what puts the sizzle in Hotlanta. You just may find it’s not the heat, after all. Here’s our brief list of what to do first. HIGH MUSEUM OF ART Forget about that famous museum in Paris. With a gem like the High Museum of Art in your backyard, you have a world of culture right before your eyes. As part of the Woodruff Arts Center, the High’s beautiful exterior architecture quietly complements the astonishing works of art inside. Throughout the year, visiting collec54 Encore AtlantA

tions are on display at the museum, chronicling either complete works of an artist or single prints. Currently, items from the Louvre, Monet’s Water Lilies, Richard Misrach on the Beach, and Evolution – Prints by David C. Driskell are showing. Permanent collections include over 11,000 pieces, including modern and contemporary art; European, African and folk pieces;

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ate the variety of exotic birds, reptiles, amphibians, and more. As for the mammals, there are over 40 different species represented here, including red and giant pandas, giraffes, kangaroos, lemurs and rhinos. For an up-close experience, don’t leave without stopping by the petting zoo. If nature is your thing, there also are plenty plants in full bloom. In the Georgia Backyard Wildlife Habitat, you will find a garden of picturesque horticulture that’s indigenous to the state and southeastern United States. Tall ironweed, Virginia bluebells, American silverbell and red buckeye are just a few of the varieties represented. Open 363 days a year; all tickets are under $20. Zooatlanta.org GEORGIA AQUARIUM If you haven’t visited the Georgia Aquarium yet, you’re missing out. As the world’s largest aquarium, there are over eight million gallons of water here. Sea life is divided into 60 exhibits and is awe-inspiring — possibly the next best thing to snorkeling or scuba diving. On your visit, be sure to watch a feeding of the beluga whales; stop by the display of the preserved giant squid; and walk beneath the arched tank of multiple

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to call yourself a true Atlantan until you visit the World of Coca-Cola. If you haven’t been since its relocation to Pemberton Place, the new facility is definitely a reason to stop by. Explore the World on your own or participate in a guided tour, complete with a 3-D movie experience in moving seats and exhibits detailing the brand’s 400 other products. As you make your rounds, taste more than 60 Coke varieties from around the globe, view commissioned works of art and hug the 7-ft. CocaCola polar bear. Open 362 days a year; tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. Worldofcoca-cola.com SEE IT ALL For steep discounts on tickets, consider buying the Atlanta CityPass ($69), a booklet permitting access into six of Atlanta’s most famous attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and Zoo Atlanta. Visit Citypass.com or call (888) 3305008 for more information.

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Have three weddings to attend in one month, or a lot of parties coming up? Having to buy a new dress for each affair can drain your bank account fast. Instead, consider Le Dress Boutique, a luxury consignment shop that sells designer cocktail dresses, fine bridal attire, evening and prom gowns for a fraction of the retail price. Some items are gently worn, but others are brand new pieces from liquidated boutiques.

The American Boot Camp Company is looking for a few good men and women ready to feel the burn and shed some pounds in the process. Fitness packages include the “Lifestyle Makeover,” an all-inclusive fitness regime that combines indoor/outdoor workouts and personal training with portioncontrolled meals; a “Re-Shape Indoor Kickboxing Boot Camp”; and a “Get Fit to Wed” program aimed at helping brides-to-be get in shape. Boot camps are centrally located throughout the city. Early morning, morning and evening classes are available.

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What’s Cookin’? If your little ones have graduated from banging on pots to stirring what’s inside of them, encourage their budding culinary talents with a cooking class at the Young Chefs Academy. Young chefs will have the chance to explore the kitchen, sharpen their skills and cook up dishes according to theme and program at various locations. They also offer birthday party packages and “Camp-Can-I-Cook,” a multi-day program. Get started Locations: Johns Creek/Duluth (770-814-0656), Sandy Springs (404-255-9263) Toco Hills/Emory (404-633-2633) and Lawrenceville (678-377-0008). Or go to youngchefsacademy.com. 60 Encore AtlantA


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