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The Performance

10 Mrs. Hook’s

17 Program and Notes

14 The Addams Family

Evolution Musical reaffirms creepy clan’s place in pop culture.

50 Fox Fun Facts

Do you know facts from fiction about the Fox Theatre’s history?

56 You Can Fly!

Get high on Atlanta via balloon, biplane and more.

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Departments 42 Information 43 Staff/Etiquette 44 Dining Guide 62 Posh Dealz: Experience the best that Atlanta has, for less. Cover photo by: Keith dorton

Isaac James; Jeremy Daniel; Great American Days

Little Baby Boy Broadway regular Brent Barrett cuts up as top pirate in Peter Pan.


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Mrs. Hook’s LITTLE BABY BOY Broadway regular Brent Barrett swashes and buckles as the bloody buccaneer in Peter Pan By Kathy Janich

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rent Barrett may be the hardestworking stage actor you’ve never heard of. Consider his résumé: Sharpshooting heartthrob Frank Butler opposite Reba McEntire as Annie Oakley in the 1999 Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun. The charming thief Baron Felix Von Gaigern in Tommy Tune’s 1990 Tony Award-nominated Grand Hotel (you may have seen him do “We’ll Take a Glass Together” on the Tony telecast). Eel-like lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago opposite the Roxie Harts of Christie Brinkley, Karen Ziemba, Melanie Griffith, Sandy Duncan, Charlotte D’Amboise (and many others) over 14 years and counting. And that’s an extremely stingy list. Barrett, a classic Broadway baritone with power, a smooth upper range and a jam-packed schedule, typifies the kind of first-rate, if not first-line, talent found in New York and, when we’re lucky, on the road. These performers too rarely get marquee billing and don’t become household names, but when you see them onstage, you know something special has happened.

Barrett has no complaints. He spent the past three years creating the role of the Phantom in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, returns regularly to Chicago (he’s played Billy Flynn more than any other actor) and, when not in a show, sings with the Broadway Tenors, a group he helped found and produces. He grabbed his first Broadway job, as Diesel in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, while a senior in the first-ever musical theater class at Carnegie Mellon University. Critics have called him “dashing” and “suave” with “dreamboat matinee-idol charisma.” He calls his career “a very charmed route.” “I’ve been fortunate enough to come around at a time when revivals were really in full swing,” says Barrett, 55. “I’ve been able to do a lot of the great roles that were written for men in the American musical theater — King Arthur, Fred Graham/ Petruchio, Tony in West Side Story.” Not bad for a Kansas kid who grew up in a town of 900, knew musicals only because his aunt Alice owned the local movie theater and made his career choice with a single role to his credit: Wild Bill Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 11


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On the road ... again

This Peter Pan tour visits 14 cities over eight months. It began in early June in Los Angeles and ends April 28, 2013, in Providence, R.I. There are four things, Brent Barrett — when prodded — says he needs on the road: 1. His dog, Boris, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu who accompanies him to the theater every night. “My dresser tells me that as soon as the curtain call music starts, Boris jumps up because he knows I’m on my way.” 2. A rental car to get out and do things in his “free” time. 3. A kingsize bed. 4. A special towel that has his name embroidered on it. A cousin, who rips on him for being in show business and playing the piano, made it for him 25 years ago.

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Hickock in his high school’s production of Calamity Jane. The thought — “This is what I want to do” — hit him onstage. This isn’t his first shooting match with Cathy Rigby, either. They toured in 1993 as Frank and Annie in Annie Get Your Gun. And he’s played Captain Hook before, some 20 years ago, just after Grand Hotel. He calls the pantalooned pirate “one of the great, fun villains of musical theater.” As in previous stagings, Barrett doubles as Mr. Darling, who has just two scenes, and as the swiniest swine in the world, aka Mrs. Hook’s little baby boy. There actually may be more boy than man in the bloody buccaneer. Hook, Barrett says, “is a petulant, spoiled brat. In a way he and Peter are the same. Neither of them want to grow up, and they want their own way all the time. And there comes the conflict.” Hook himself is deliciously conflicted. He fancies himself fearless, as the scourge of the sea, but he quakes to the tick-ticktock of a clock-swallowing crocodile and wants Wendy for a mother. “There’s a little bit of Peter Pan and Captain Hook in all of us,” Barrett offers. “A lot of times Hook is played very foppish,” he says, “for the humor, for the jokes. But kids have seen so much these days, we want to get a sense that he is dangerous not just buffoonish.” Barrett knows it’s working with his first entrance. “The audience claps because the costume is so outrageous,” he says. “Then they boo, and I know we’re OK, that we’re all in it together.” So don’t let him down, OK?


The Addams Family

evolution “Da Da Da Dum, snap, snap, Da Da Da Dum” … go ahead and snap, you know you want to. This legendary theme song by Vic Mizzy will forever be a part of American popular culture. For Douglas Sills, who plays Gomez in the national tour of The Addams Family, the kooky clan is one he’s happy to be a part of. “I knew how pervasive The Addams Family was in that period of American media,” says Sills. “It was up there with Lost in Space and those things that we have come to think of as fundamentally American.” Developed by Charles Addams, the Addams family first appeared as a comic in The New Yorker from 1938 to 1988. But it was the 1964 TV show that cemented 14 EncoreAtlantA.com

the family as an American icon. From Lurch’s basso profundo “You rang?” to Gomez’s feathery kisses up Morticia’s arm, many of the show’s elements found their way into our collective unconsciousness. The family has been featured in a 1972 Scooby-Doo TV movie, two Saturday morning cartoons, a 1998 TV show, two feature films, a direct-to-video movie, a popular pinball game, and now a Broadway musical. Nostalgia draws most people into the show. Whether someone is a fan of the comic, TV show or movies, the family they’ll see onstage is the one that everyone Continued on page 52

jeremy daniel

Musical reaffirms creepy, ooky clan’s place in American popular culture By Kenny Norton


Christopher B. Manos, Producer

Nicholas F. Manos, president

McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Nederlander Presentations, Albert Nocciolino in association with

Larry Payton, Michael Filerman, Heni Koenigsberg and

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts present

Or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up A Musical Production of the Play by

SIR JAMES BARRIE

Also Starring

BRENT BARRETT KIM CROSBY

as Captain Hook

with

Lyrics by

CAROLYN LEIGH

Music By

MOOSE CHARLAP

Additional Lyrics by

Additional Music by

BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN

JULE STYNE

Original Broadway Production Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by

JEROME ROBBINS with

Krista Buccellato, James Leo Ryan, Jenna Wright, Cade Canon Ball, Julia Massey, Colin Wilson and

Carly Bracco, Anthony Bryant, Jasmine Ejan, Cameron Henderson, Joseph Keane, JC Layag, Patrick Loyd, Shanon Mari Mills, Marc Andrew Nuñez, Clark Roberts, Melissa Roberts, Rod Roberts, Kalen Sakima, Michael A. Shepperd, Dane Wagner, Sam Zeller

Scenery Designed by

Flying Sequences Choreographed by

Costumes Designed by

JOHN IACOVELLI SHIGERU YAJI PAUL RUBIN

Casting by

Julia Flores

Production Stage Manager

Wigs Designed by

Fight Direction by

MITCHELL HALE SEAN BOYD

Tour Marketing and Press

Production Manager

Sound Designed by

JULIE FERRIN

General Manager

MICHAEL McEOWEN ANITA DLONIAK & ASSOCIATES, INC. BUCK MASON CARLA Marie RUGG

Lighting Designed by

MICHAEL GILLIAM

Musical Supervision and Direction

Assistant Stage Manager

William Alan Coats

General Management

Choreographed by

BRUCE BARNES McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT PATTI COLOMBO Production Directed by

GLENN CASALE EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION: AVID TOURING GROUP, LTD. L. Glenn Poppleton www.cathyrigbyispeterpan.com

Theater of the Stars is a Not-for- Profit Cultural Treasure that was founded in Atlanta in 1953. Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars is a founding member of the National Alliance for Musical Theater and the Independent Presenters Network, and a member of the Broadway League (Presenters of the Tony Awards ®).

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Dear Patrons, Subscribers and Friends: Welcome to the beginning of our 60th season at Theater of the Stars! We are thrilled that you are here to celebrate our season of new beginnings.

CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer NICHOLAS F. MANOS President

We are excited to bring Cathy Rigby back to the Fox stage as Peter Pan! Ms. Rigby sparkles as she takes flight in this all-new production of Peter Pan. I am honored to say that I have known Cathy Rigby for more than 20 years, and her performances have always been spectacular. We hope you will discover the magic again with this two time Emmy award-winning, two-time Tony award-nominated production. Peter Pan is filled with magical moments and I am proud to present this show during our 60th anniversary season. I hope that you and your family will enjoy this timeless show. Thank you for being an integral part of our not-for-profit theater company. You have a choice of where to spend your entertainment dollars and I am always humbled that you choose to be with us. We are looking forward to our upcoming shows, which include The Addams Family (Aug. 14-19), The King and I (Sept. 5-11), Mary Poppins (April 2 - 7, 2013) and The Producers (being rescheduled; a new date will be announced soon). It’s a lineup that is filled with classics and new works. A befitting season for our 60th! 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 for the 2012 season. There are several opportunities for participation, including the Star Circle and corporate 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 or visit our website at www.theaterofthestars.com. Again, thank you for your patronage. Sit back, relax and enjoy our first produced production of the season. We couldn’t be who we are without you and we look forward to entertaining you in 2012. Enjoy Peter Pan! All My Best, Christopher B. Manos Producer

Theater of the Stars wishes to express its gratitude to its Season Sponsors:

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES John C. Breckenridge Ingrid Saunders Jones Dennis Reagan Belinda Reusch Grant Wilmer, Jr. Emeritus Shirley Franklin Aaron J. Johnson Henri Jova William Orkin Glen P. Robinson Dr. John E. Skandalakis Dom H. Wyant David Yu


We, the Board, Staff and Friends of Theater of the Stars would like to dedicate our 60th Season to our former Board President and long time friend, Dr. Robert L. Bunnen.

(1922-2012) He will be missed.

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cast (in order of appearance)

Mrs. Darling..............................................................................................KIM CROSBY Wendy Darling............................................................................... KRISTA BUCCELLATO John Darling..................................................................................... CADE CANON BALL Michael Darling...................................................................................... JULIA MASSEY Liza.......................................................................................................JENNA WRIGHT Nana.................................................................................................. CLARK ROBERTS Mr. Darling...........................................................................................BRENT BARRETT Peter Pan................................................................................................. CATHY RIGBY Curly........................................................................................... SHANON MARI MILLS 1st Twin......................................................................................................... JC LAYAG 2nd Twin....................................................................................MARC ANDREW NUNEZ Slightly.................................................................................................. DANE WAGNER Tootles................................................................................................. CARLY BRACCO Smee................................................................................................ JAMES LEO RYAN Cecco................................................................................................... JOSEPH KEANE Starkey......................................................................................MICHAEL A. SHEPPERD Bill Jukes............................................................................................ CLARK ROBERTS Captain Hook.......................................................................................BRENT BARRETT Crocodile............................................................................................ CLARK ROBERTS Tiger Lily................................................................................................JENNA WRIGHT Mermaid...................................................................................................KIM CROSBY Pirates and Indians............... ANTHONY BRYANT, JASMINE EJAN, CAMERON HENDERSON, PATRICK LOYD, KALEN SAKIMA, SAM ZELLER Wendy (Grown-Up).....................................................................................KIM CROSBY Jane..................................................................................................... CARLY BRACCO Swings

Melissa Roberts, Rod Roberts UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance. For Peter Pan — Sanon Mari Mills For Mr. Darling, Captain Hook — Sam Zeller For Mrs. Darling/Mermaid/Grown-up Wendy — Shanon Mari Mills For Mr. Smee — Joseph Keane For Wendy Darling — Carly Bracco, Melissa Roberts For John Darling — Dane Wagner For Michael Darling — Colin Wilson For Tiger Lily, Liza — Jasmine Ejan For Slightly — JC Layag For Twin 1 & 2, Tootles/Jane, Curly — Melissa Roberts For Nana, Crocodile, Bill Jukes, Cecco, Starkey — Rod Roberts The taking of photographs or use of mechanical recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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musical nUmbers ACT I Scene 1: The Nursery of the Darling Residence “Tender Shepherd”............................................…… Mrs. Darling, Wendy, John, Michael “I Gotta Crow”............................................................................................……..Peter “Neverland”......................................................................................……………..Peter “I’m Flying”...................................................... ……………..Peter, Wendy, John, Michael Scene 2: Neverland “Pirate March”........................................................................................ Hook, Pirates “A Princely Scheme”................................................................................ Hook, Pirates “Indians!”.......................................................................................... Tiger Lily, Indians “Wendy”.....................................................................................................Peter, Boys “I Won’t Grow Up”............................................................................Peter, Wendy, Boys “Another Princely Scheme”....................................................................... Hook, Pirates Scene 3: Marooner’s Rock Intermission ACT II Scene 1: The Home Underground “Ugg-a-Wugg”.........................................................Peter, Tiger Lily, Wendy, Boys, Indians “Distant Melody”.......................................................................................Wendy, Peter Scene 2: The Pirate Ship “Hook’s Waltz”.........................................................................................Hook, Pirates “I Gotta Crow” (reprise).........................................................................Peter, Company Scene 3: The Nursery of the Darling Residence “Tender Shepherd” (reprise).......................................................... Wendy, John, Michael “I Won’t Grow Up” (reprise)................................................ The Darling Family, Lost Boys Scene 4: The Nursery Many Years Later “Neverland” (reprise)............................................................................................Peter Touring Orchestra Musical Director/Conductor — Bruce Barnes Assistant Conductor/Keyboard 1 — David Dyer Drums/Percussion — Tommy Bradford Keyboard 2 — Kelly Ann Lambert Orchestrations, Vocal Arrangements and New Dance Music by — Keith Levenson Electronic Music Design by — Notion Music Inc. The Peter Pan DVD and CD starring Cathy Rigby are available for purchase in the theatre lobby or on the website www.cathyrigbyispeterpan.com. The official charity of Peter Pan is the Discovery Arts Fund www.discoveryarts.org.

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bios

Principals

CATHY RIGBY (Peter Pan). During her gymnastics career, Cathy won numerous international medals – including eight gold – and in 1998, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. When Cathy retired from the sport, she joined ABC Sports for 18 years, providing expert commentary on the sport of gymnastics around the world. During this time, ABC’s venerable  Wide World of Sports named her one of “America’s Most Influential Women in Sports.” After seven years of intense vocal and theatrical training, she embarked on a new career in performing arts. National and regional tour credits include: Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me in St. Louis, South Pacific, Paint Your Wagon, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Silvia, and Steel Magnolias. On Broadway, she starred as the title role in Peter Pan in 1991 and 1998, and in Seussical the Musical as the Cat in the Hat in 2002. Cathy has been honored with the National Broadway Theatre Award, “Ovation” Lifetime Achievement Award (the West Coast version of a “Tony”) and the 2004 Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from The League of American Theatres and Producers. In 1991, Cathy was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical when she starred in the 35th anniversary production of Peter Pan. In addition to multiple Tony nominations, Peter Pan earned several Emmy nominations, and a win, when A&E filmed the show for television broadcast in 2001. She recently finished filming An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars. Cathy and her husband, Tom McCoy, are executive producers of the McCoy Rigby Entertainment Series at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, Calif., and the new Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, Calif. They have successfully produced 18 seasons and launched several national touring productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Peter Pan, Camelot and Happy Days, the Musical. The McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts in Yorba Linda, Calif., provides students with an opportunity to find

their creative outlet, whether it be acting, dancing, singing, art or playwriting. After two Olympics, 18 years as a sports commentator, a successful entertainment career, 4 kids, 4 grandkids and 30 years of marriage to the same man, Cathy spends much of her spare time as a motivational speaker on the topics of nutrition & wellness, and The Art of Reinventing Yourself. BRENT BARRETT (Mr. Darling/Hook). Broadway: Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun opposite Reba McEntire, Dance a Little Closer, Grand Hotel, Candide, Brigadoon, West Side Story. Off-Broadway: Hannibal Lecter in Silence! The Musical, Closer Than Ever, March of the Falsettos, The Time of Cuckoo and Portrait of Jenny. West End: Kiss Me, Kate (Olivier nomination) filmed for PBS and Grand Hotel. Regional: Phantom in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, Ben in Follies (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Leading Ladies, Annie Get Your Gun opposite Cathy Rigby, Chicago (L.A. Drama Critics Award). Solo recordings: The Alan Jay Lerner Album, The Kander and Ebb Album, and Christmas Mornings, plus numerous other recordings. Brent has appeared as a soloist with many prestigious symphonies around the world. Feature film/television: The Producers, Longtime Companion, “Hercules,” “All My Children.” BrentBarrett.com. KIM CROSBY (Mrs. Darling/Mermaid/Grown-Up Wendy). Broadway: Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), original company of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods (Cinderella), Jerry’s Girls. Other credits: Six Wives and Philamon, Jekyll and Hyde original preBroadway workshop. Regional: Muny, Barrington Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, American Repertory Theater, Birmingham, Goodspeed and The Old Globe. Television: “The Cosby Murder Mysteries,” “All My Children” and “The Guiding Light.” She starred in Tarzan in Manhattan on CBS, the PBS “Great Performances” presentation of Into the Woods and a lot of television commercials. She lives in Springfield, Mo., with her husband, actor Robert Westenberg, and their three children. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 23


bios KRISTA BUCCELLATO (Wendy) is thrilled to be back after making her making her Equity debut with last year’s tour! Previous credits include Johanna in the Fulton Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd, Olive Ostrovsky in …Spelling Bee, Cornelia in Pirates!, and Rapunzel in Into the Woods (twice!). In 2010 she was the proud recipient of the Young Talent Award from the Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya Competition. Krista holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Emerson College. kristabuccellato.com. JULIA MASSEY (Michael Darling) is 10 years old and is excited to be a part of such a wonderful cast and crew! National credits: Michael Darling in Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. Regional credits: Michael Darling with Cathy Rigby — Jerry Lewis Telethon, 3-D Theatrical’s production of Peter Pan. Julia recently played Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and has performed in many productions, recitals and school plays. She would like to thank Tom, Cathy, Julia and her incredible family and friends for all of their love and support! CADE CANON BALL (John Darling), age 11, proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, is so excited to fly off to Neverland! Credits: Disney’s Broadway tour of Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), The Sound of Music (Kurt von Trapp), Seussical (Jo-Jo), A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). TV: Disney’s “The Bite-Sized Adventures of Sam Sandwich” (David), CBS “Medium” (boy). Love and thanks to my Mom and Dad, Abrams Artist Agency (Pamela Fisher) and Dolores Cantu. JAMES LEO RYAN (Smee). Broadway/ National Tours: Rooster in Annie, Claquesous in Les Miserables, Pete in Show Boat and Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Los Angeles: Jigger in Carousel, John the Baptist in Mask, Ethan in The Full Monty and Willard in Footloose. Concerts: Carousel (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) and Jubilee (Carnegie Hall). Regional theater: Sharpe in Equivocation, Ellard in The Foreigner, Peachy in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Leo in The Little Foxes and Georgie in The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s. Television: “CSI,” “Germany’s Next Top Model,” “Medium,” 24 EncoreAtlantA.com

“Numb3rs,” “The Shield,” “ER,” “Six Feet Under,” “Charmed” and “Hannah Montana.” Television movies: Though None Go With Me and Haunted Prison. Film: Species lll, Death Row and Psycho Beach Party. JENNA WRIGHT (Liza/Tiger Lily) is so excited to be returning to the role of Tiger Lily in her second national tour of Peter Pan! Regional theatre credits include Evita; All Shook Up; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; and Hello, Dolly! Jenna would like to thank her friends and family for all their love and support, you know who you are! JC LAYAG (Twin #1, u/s Slightly) aka Joven Calloway, is having a dream come true being a part of the Peter Pan family! He sends his love and gratitude to Glenn Casale, Patti Colombo, Michael Einfeld Management, Lucille and her team at MSA NY, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Julia Flores Casting and to his family, Jaime, Gloria, Jasmine and Mallory. Favorite credits include: Aluminum Show, Flower Drum Song, Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. MARC Andrew NUNEZ (Twin #2) is excited and beyond grateful to be on tour again with this magical show. Theatre: Cabaret, The King and I. Dance: Rihanna (2008 MTV VMAs), BARE Dance Company, Boogiezone Entity. Marc graduated from the University of California, Irvine (Dance Performance, BFA; Excellence in Choreography). Marc teaches dance nationwide. Proud member of AEA. Thanks Cathy, Tom, MRE, Julia Flores, DDO, and JVDC. Love to Mom, Jay, Othello, friends, family. For Dad RIP. MarcAndrewNunez.com. DANE WAGNER (Slightly Soiled) Proud member of AEA and ACTRA. Theatre credits include: A Chorus Line, Anne of Green Gables, Hairspray, The Full Monty, West Side Story. Television/ Film: “Q.A.F” (Young Michael), Both Sides Now, Swap T.V. (Host). Thank you to my family and friends for their love and support. EVE. TTMAB. danewagner.com. CARLY BRACCO (Tootles, Jane, u/s Wendy). Carly is overjoyed to be back in Neverland! Carly graduated from UCLA with


bios a BA in Theater (musical theater emphasis). Recent credits: Peter Pan Nat’l Tour 2011 (Tootles, Jane, u/s Wendy); The Fantasticks! (Luisa); Pazzazz! The Musical (Ethel); and Loving Repeating (Woman 1). Thanks to her family, friends, KSR Equity Dept., Julia Flores, AEA, Kevin Frawley, #TeamShred and everyone involved in Peter Pan for this chance to fly again! CarlyBracco.com. SHANON MARI MILLS (Curly, u/s Peter, Mrs. Darling/Mermaid/Grown-up Wendy) is so thrilled to be back in Neverland! Credits: Dames at Sea – The Colony (Joan); Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Pantages Theatre (Phyllis Who); …Spelling Bee – McCoy/Rigby (Olive); Footloose! (Ariel), Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Seldon); A Chorus Line (Val); Weird Romance (P. Burke); Mask – Pasadena Playhouse (Amy); Baby It’s You (Mary Jane); South Pacific — Hollywood Bowl. Thanks to the McCoy/Rigby production family, Julia Flores, Stage 9, my wonderful family and my hubby, Gregory! Now, think lovely thoughts… MICHAEL A. SHEPPERD (Starkey). Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. OffBroadway: Peter Pan, Reunion. National tours: Caroline, or Change; Five Guys Named Moe. Regional: Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, San Diego Rep, ICT, George Street Playhouse, Colony, Northlight and many others. Recent TV: “Monk,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Criminal Minds,” “Children’s Hospital,” “NCIS.” Proud member of Actors’ Equity!

Space Nine” (Lt. Ch’Targh). For: Mom, Pop, Donnie, and Dipsy! samzeller.com. JASMINE EJAN (Female Indian, u/s Tiger Lily/Liza). Ballerina by day, ninja by night, Jasmine is from Oxnard, Calif. Credits include: Celine Dion’s A New Day…, Elton John’s Benefit for Katrina, “The Tonight Show,” “World Music Awards.” B.A. Dance, UC Irvine M.ed., UNLV. For Mom, Dad, Jihan, JR. JasmineEjan.com. ANTHONY BRYANT (Pirate, Indian) National tour: Disney’s The Lion King. Credits: “Conan,” “True Blood,” “SYTYCD,” “Broadway Bares.” Training: Juilliard B.F.A., NCSA, AMDA. He is honored to join the Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan tour. anthonybryant.org. youtube.com/antbryant1. CAMERON HENDERSON (Pirate, Indian) Cameron is thankful to be a part of this inspiring show. He has had the pleasure of working with Ms. Rigby previously in both Peter Pan and Seussical the Musical. Endless thanks to Cathy and Patti Colombo. Gratitude also to Mom, Dad, and Alexis for their unwavering support and love.  PATRICK LOYD (Pirate, Indian) Theatrical credits include: Musical Theater West’s Cats (Coricopat), The LA Opera’s Eugene Onegin (Dance Swing) and Tokyo Disney’s One Man’s Dream (Prince Charming). TV/ commercial credits include: “Glee” (Fox Network) and Multi-V (Nature Made).

JOSEPH KEANE (Cecco, u/s Smee) (SAGAFTRA, AEA) Joseph is a proud member of Los Angeles’s famed, award-winning Troubadour Theatre Company. He was a member of Garry Marshall’s original Happy Days national tour, appeared on “Frasier” and in Madonna’s “American Life” music video. @KeaneKong.

KALEN SAKIMA (Pirate, Indian) Born and raised in Hawaii. Has been seen on stage, television, and the Glee Live national tour. Kalen is extremely thankful to join this family. Mahalo to his ohana and Bloc for all their support! www.KalenSakima.com. www. SakimaProductions.org.

SAM ZELLER (Pirate, u/s Mr. Darling/ Captain Hook). Broadway: Peter Pan (and also film version) (Starkey, Hook u/s). Nat. tours/ regional/other: Les Misérables (Valjean), Hairspray (Edna), Disney’s Tarzan (Kerchak), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Evita (Che), Seussical (Horton), “Star Trek: Deep

Clark Roberts (Nana/Croc/Bill Jukes/ Fight Captain) is a native of Chandler, Okla. and is so happy to be a part of this amazing show! His favorite characters include Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Sister Mary Leo, Kenickie and Snoopy. “Thank you family for your love and support! Miss you Pop!”

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bios COLIN WILSON (u/s Michael Darling) age 8, is proud to be making his national tour debut! Credits: VSC’s A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim), Colonial Williamsburg (St. George Tucker). TV: Discovery ID’s “Wicked Attraction” (Billy), CBN’s “Brandon Duncan Story” (Brandon). Commercial: HSUSA, Troy University, Kellogg’s & Disney. Thank you to Julia Flores and McCoy/Rigby for this amazing opportunity. Also, love and thanks to Mom, Dad, family, friends and mostly to Morgan. Off to Neverland! MELISSA ROBERTS (Female Swing, u/s Twin 1&2, Curly, Tootles/Jane, Wendy) is excited to be back in Neverland! Her favorite roles include Sandy in Grease!, Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Minnie Faye in Hello Dolly! and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Love you family!” ROD ROBERTS (Male Swing, Dance Captain, u/s Nana, Crocodile, Bill Jukes, Cecco, Starkey). Broadway: Beauty and the Beast. London: Show Boat (Frank Schultz). Tours/ regional: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby; Cats; A Chorus Line; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Kiss Me, Kate; White Christmas; On the Town; Chicago. For Mom.

Author

SIR JAMES M. BARRIE (Author, Original Play), born in Scotland in 1860, first wrote Peter Pan as a novel titled The Little White Bird in 1902. There were six chapters about Peter, which he later extracted and published as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. As a play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up captured the public’s imagination. The first production opened in London in 1904, and the same year, Maude Adams gave a performance that was to become legendary in the American theater. The 1950 Broadway revival starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff ran 321 performances. The current musical was created in 1954. MOOSE CHARLAP (Composer) wrote the original score for the 1954 Broadway musical Peter Pan starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard. The show was presented as a

limited 16-week engagement and before opening night every performance was sold out. Charlap went on to write the scores for Broadway’s Woop-Up (1958), The Conquering Hero (1961) and Kelly (1965). CAROLYN LEIGH (Lyricist) was elected posthumously to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in March 1984. Her last song, written with Jule Styne, called “Killing Time,” will be published shortly. Just before her death in 1983, she was collaborating with Marvin Hamlisch on the original Smile. Her main partner in her illustrious career as a lyricist was Cy Coleman. Together they gave the music world such hits as “Witchcraft,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “Hey Look Me Over,” “I’ve Got Your Number,” “Pass Me By” and “When in Rome.” Together they created the scores to Wildcat starring Lucille Ball and Little Me starring Sid Caesar. Two more of her hits, “Young at Heart” and “How Little We Know,” were written with Johnny Richard and Phillip Springer, respectively. She not only wrote the lyrics but had the original idea for a musical that went on to become How Now Dow Jones, on which she collaborated with Elmer Bernstein and for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. JULE STYNE (Composer) has made Broadway sing for 45 years with his High Button Shoes; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Two on the Aisle; Hazel Flagg; Peter Pan; Bells Are Ringing; Say Darling; Do Re Mi; Subways Are For Sleeping; Funny Girl; Fade Out-Fade In; Hallelujah, Baby!; Sugar; Lorelei; and, of course, Gypsy, which has enjoyed revivals on Broadway with Tyne Daly. His many film scores include Anchors Aweigh and My Sister Eileen, as well as the title song “Three Coins in the Fountain.” His songbook includes “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You,” “I Guess I’ll Have to Hang My Tears Out to Dry,” “I Fall in Love Too Easily” and “Time After Time,” among many others. He was a member of ASCAP for more than 50 years, the Songwriters’ and Theatre Halls of Fame and served on the Dramatists Guild Council. He won two Grammys, an Oscar, an Emmy, the Donaldson Award and the Drama Critics Award as producer. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27


bios BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN (Additional Lyrics) began as a group called The Revuers, which included Judy Holliday. Their first musical was On the Town, a collaboration with Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins. With Bernstein they also collaborated on Wonderful Town. With Jule Styne they wrote book and/or lyrics to Bells Are Ringing, Do Re Mi, Say Darling, Subways Are for Sleeping and Hallelujah, Baby! They also created book and/or lyrics to Applause and On the twentieth Century. They received five Tony Awards. Their many movie musicals include The Band Wagon, On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, It’s Always Fair Weather and Singin’ in the Rain, which was voted one of the 10 best films of all time by the American Film Institute. Their non-musical films are Auntie Mame and What a Way to Go. As members of the Dramatists Guild Council, they enjoyed performing their own works under the title A Party With Comden and Green.

Creatives

GLENN CASALE (Director). Broadway: Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby (Tony Award nomination Best Revival). Off-Broadway: The Property Known as Garland starring Adrienne Barbeau, Dragapella (Drama Desk nomination Best Production). International: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Moscow, Spain and Italy). Los Angeles: The Prisoner of Second Avenue starring Jason Alexander and Gina Hecht, Wrestlers starring Mark Harmon and George Clooney, Company starring Carol Burnett. Television: “The Faculty” starring Meredith Baxter and “The Wayans Brothers.” Glenn is on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the artistic director for California Musical Theatre, Sacramento. PATTI COLOMBO (Choreographer) Broadway: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby (American Choreography, Ovation awards). National tours: Guys and Dolls; Backwards in High 28 EncoreAtlantA.com

Heels; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Eliot Norton Award); Seussical with Cathy Rigby; Dr. Doolittle with Tommy Tune. Regional: On the Town (Paper Mill, N.J. Critics Award); Animal Crackers (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Radio Gals (Pasadena, Ovation Award); Mask (world premiere/Drama-Logue Award); White Christmas (Denver, Critic’s Circle Award); Kiss Me, Kate. Television: 100+ Emmy-winning “Adventures in Wonderland” (Disney); Emmy nomination for “Peter Pan” (A&E).  bruce barnes (Musical Director/ Conductor). Broadway: Peter Pan, Cabaret. Off-Broadway: Nunsense, Peter and the Wolf, Everything the Traffic Will Allow. International tours: West Side Story. Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist” program. National tours: Happy Days; Camelot; Kiss Me, Kate; Peter Pan; Cabaret; Cats. Television: HBO’s “Cathouse, the Musical.” Accompanist to: Patti LuPone, Tommy Tune, Penny Fuller, Ruthie Henshall, Beverly Sills and Eartha Kitt. JULIA FLORES (Casting Director). Credits include 18 seasons with McCoy Rigby Entertainment, including tours of Peter Pan, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot and Happy Days. Regional theater credits include productions for TheatreWorks, L.A. Philharmonic, Boston Court, B Street Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Denver Center Theatre, Universal Studios, Reprise, Pasadena Playhouse, L.A. Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Repertory Theatre. Tom and Cathy, a lifetime of thanks. Gracie, you are Mommy’s heart; this is for you! PAUL RUBIN (Flying Sequence Choreographer). Since 1997, Paul has flown Cathy in more than 1,500 performances. He has choreographed flying sequences in over 300 productions of Peter Pan in 10-plus countries. Broadway: Wicked; The Pirate Queen; Peter Pan; Kiss Me, Kate; Curtains with David Hyde Pierce; Frozen; The Green Bird; Dance of the Vampires; Fiddler on the Roof; and Saturday Night Fever. Touring productions: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Europe), 9 to 5 the Musical, Dora the Explorer, Seussical the Musical, Clifford the Big Red Dog,


bios Spider-Man Stunt Spectacular, SpongeBob SquarePants and Scooby-Doo Live. Television: “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” CNN, A&E’s “Peter Pan,” “Entertainment Tonight” and the Tony Awards. Paul lives in New York with his wife, Katie, and daughter Juliette. TheFlyGuy. com Twitter @theflyguy JOHN IACOVELLI (Scenic Designer). Emmy Award for the broadcast of this production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. Other Broadway: The Twilight of the Golds. National tour: Camelot. He designed more than 200 productions at theatres across the U.S. Film: Ruby in Paradise; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! TV: “Beckett Directs Beckett: Endgame” with the San Quentin Drama Workshop; “The Old Settler” starring Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen; “The Gin Game” starring Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke; “Ed”; “Babylon 5”; “Resurrection Blvd.”; “Lincoln Heights.” LA Drama Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement in Scenic Design. Website: iacovelli.com. SHIGERU YAJI (Costume Designer) has designed costumes for more than 30 years and scenery for the last seven years across America. He has designed costumes for South Coast Repertory (more than 55 productions) and for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (nine productions), and his recent work has been seen at The Getty Villa, the Lincoln Center Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, East West Players, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Nashville Ballet. He has also worked as a consulting costume designer for such companies as DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios Tour, Spectra F/X and Disneyland. Recent entertainment designs have included the live spectacle show Mystic Rhythms at Tokyo DisneySea in Japan. Mr. Yaji is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including seven Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. He also received an Emmy Award nomination for the A&E broadcast of the Broadway/national tour production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. Mr. Yaji is a member of the United Scenic 30 EncoreAtlantA.com

Artists Local 829 and the UC Irvine Drama Department faculty. MICHAEL GILLIAM (Lighting Designer). Broadway: Bonnie and Clyde, Brooklyn, Big River, Stand-Up Tragedy (The West End), Gershwin Alone. Off-Broadway: Striking 12, Blue, End of the World Party, Zooman and the Sign, Menopause the Musical. National tours: Brooklyn, Guys and Dolls, Big River. Regional: Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, The Globe Theatres, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory, the Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Prince Music Theatre, Denver Center, Arizona Theatre Company. Awards: Los Angeles Ovation Awards, Drama-Logue Awards, Garland Awards and the 1999 Career Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. JULIE FERRIN (Sound Designer) is honored to once again take flight with Peter Pan on the journey to Neverland with Cathy Rigby and McCoy Rigby Entertainment. Julie designs for Musical Theatre West, Troubadour Theatre Company, 3D Theatricals, Merry Go Round Playhouse and numerous other companies. Ms. Ferrin is the owner of Sound Advice LLC.; please visit www.soundadvicedesigns. com. Enjoy the show, and thank you for supporting the arts. MITCHELL HALE (Wig and Hairstyle Designer). Broadway: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; 42nd Street; Beauty and the Beast; Mamma Mia!; Phantom of the Opera; Scarlet Pimpernel; Chicago; Cabaret; Into the Woods; Les Misérables; Dirty Blonde. Broadway tours: McCoy/Rigby’s Camelot, Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan 2004, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hairspray. Television: “Saturday Night Live,” “The Black Donneleys” and “Night of a Thousand Stars.” Film: Spider-Man 3, Warrior Class, A Perfect Christmas. Sean Boyd (Fight Director). Sean is an accomplished fight director and instructor. Regional and tours: Sacramento Music


bios Circus, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, The Greenbrier Valley Theatre Company, McCoy/ Rigby’s Production of Camelot with Michael York & Lou Diamond Phillips. Recognized Fight Instructor, Fight Director and Master Theatrical Combatant with Dueling Arts International. Sean has been teaching martial arts, yoga and theatrical combat for more than 20 years. Assistant Professor of Movement & Acting at the University of Southern Mississippi. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. JEROME ROBBINS (Original Choreography & Direction) is renowned as a choreographer of ballets created for the New York City Ballet and as director/choreographer for theater, film simultaneously and television. He began on Broadway as a chorus dancer, before joining the corps de ballet of the American Ballet Theatre, where he danced principal roles in the works of Fokine, Tudor, Massine, Balanchine, Lichine and de Mille. Fancy Free, his first ballet for ABT in 1944, was a sensation. By 1949 he was creating for the theater and simultaneously for the New York City Ballet, becoming Associate Artistic Director to George Balanchine. He received four Tony Awards, the last for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, which won Best Musical of 1989 and Best Director. His choreography for the film West Side Story won him two Academy Awards. After the triumph of Fiddler on the Roof in 1964, Robbins dedicated himself to creating for the New York City Ballet, where in 1983 he shared the position of Ballet Masterin-Chief with Peter Martins. He created more than 50 ballets including Afternoon of a Faun (1953), The Concert (1956), Dances at a Gathering (1969) and Glass Pieces (1983), which are the repertoires of major dance companies throughout the world. He has won five Donaldson Awards, an Emmy, the Screen Directors’ Guild Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. He is a 1981 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient, is a French Chevalier des Arts, is an honorary member of The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded a National Medal of Art by President Reagan.

AVID TOURING GROUP, LTD (Exclusive Tour Direction) also represents Mandy Patinkin in Concert, An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow’s Stories By Heart, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Recent tours include Monty Python’s Spamalot and Deaf West Theatre’s production of Big River. AvidTouring.com.

Stage Management

MICHAEL McEOWEN (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to be working with the McCoy Rigby crowd again. He has been on the boards, mostly on the road, for the better part of (well, a long time), with shows such as The Color Purple, Jesus Christ Superstar, Peter Pan, 12 Angry Men, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the venerable Cats and many others. However, tearing the wheels off vintage jeeps in the Colorado Rockies would be fine, if only there were time... WILLIAM ALAN COATS (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Me and My Girl, Crazy for You, Peter Pan. Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Happy Days. Concert and television work includes the Library of Congress and “Saturday Night Live.” Proud member of AEA for 32 years. If it’s not union, it’s not Broadway! CAMBRIA LARSON (Assistant Stage Manager). Recently obtained an M.F.A. in Stage Management at UC Irvine, she is happy to continue touring and return to Neverland. Credits include: Daddy Long Legs, Mary Stuart, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cats, Cymbeline, Blue Light, The Laramie Project, Into the Woods, Narnia, Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch and Abraham and Isaac in Jerusalem.

Producers

McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (Tom McCoy & Cathy Rigby McCoy, Executive Producers) Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby are beginning their 18th season as executive producers of the McCoy Rigby Entertainment Series at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 31


bios Arts. Since the 1994/95 season, McCoy Rigby has produced more than 75 plays, musicals, concerts, dramas, and comedies. MRE has also produced several Broadway productions and national tours including Peter Pan, Seussical the Musical both starring Cathy Rigby, Jesus Christ Superstar starring Carl Anderson, Camelot formerly starring Michael York and through 2008, starring Lou Diamond Phillips, and Happy Days, The Musical. They are excited to launch the tour of Jekyll & Hyde starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, which will land on Broadway in the spring of 2013. Since 1990, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has made four stops on Broadway, garnering four Tony nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Other credits include the A&E Television Network Premiere of “Peter Pan,” which received 4 Emmy Award Nominations and one Emmy Award; “The Historic All Star Concert for Pope John Paul II” at the Los Angeles Coliseum, and the award-winning documentary on balancing wellness, titled “Faces of Recovery.” Coming in the 2012-13 season, McCoy Rigby will produce the Broadway series at the Fox Theatre in Riverside, Calif. www.mccoyrigby.com THE NEDERLANDER PRESENTATIONS, INC. (Producer) is the production division of the multinational theatrical entities owned by James M. and James L. Nederlander. The company has been prominent for three generations in the ownership of theatres and the production of distinguished theatrical, concert and dance presentations for nearly 100 years. The Nederlanders have built a national network of theatres including nine Broadway venues: the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander, Palace, Richard Rodgers and Neil Simon. Outside New York, their venues include Bank of America Theatre, Ford Center/Oriental, Auditorium, Cadillac Palace and Broadway Playhouse (Chicago); Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, N.C.), The Pantages and Greek Theatres (Los Angeles) The Broadway Series at the Civic and Balboa 32 EncoreAtlantA.com

Theatres (San Diego); TCC Music Hall (Tucson, Ariz.); North Charleston Performing Arts Center (North Charleston, S.C.); The Grove (Anaheim, Calif.); The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts (San Jose); and the Aldwych, Adelphi and Dominion Theatres. The Nederlanders are prolific producers of theatrical productions with more than, 100 Broadway and touring productions to their credit. The company has been instrumental in presenting many of Broadway’s most honored and successful shows, most notably Annie, Benefactors, Chicago, Copenhagen, La Cage aux Folles, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Legally Blonde, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, Me and My Girl, Movin’ Out, Next to Normal, Noises Off, Peter Pan, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, West Side Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and, most recently, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. ALBERT NOCCIOLINO (Producer) is president of NAC Entertainment, a diversified theatrical company specializing in the presentation of national touring Broadway shows in the Northeast (N.Y. and P.A.). In addition to directing the Broadway subscription season in these cities, Mr. Noccoilino has co-produced/ invested in many Broadway and touring shows, including Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Annie, West Side Story, the latest Broadway revival of La Cage and most recently Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. LARRY PAYTON (Associate Producer) is the founder and president of Celebrity Attractions. Celebrity Attractions presents a Broadway Series in seven regional markets – including Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Springfield, Abilene, Amarillo and Lubbock. He is actively involved in IPN and is a Tony voter. Payton has also invested in several shows including Wonderland, 9-5: The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple and Thoroughly Modern Millie. MICHAEL FILERMAN (Associate Producer) is president of the non profit, 3,200-seat


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bios Providence Performing Arts Center, and co-founder and president of the for-profit firm, Professional Facilities Management (PFM), which specializes in consulting, management and presentation in public and private performing arts facilities, presently operating six facilities in five states. HENI KOENIGSBERG (Producer). Broadway projects: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Memphis (2010 Tony Award); American Repertory Theater’s Porgy and Bess (Broadway opening December 2011). Off-Broadway: Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage. Her credits as a special F/X makeup artist include film, video, TV and theater. An avid supporter of young artists, she has served on the Juilliard National Council since 2008. Heni thanks her husband, daughters, family and friends for their support. LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Brian Kite, Producing Artistic Director) has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “… one of the best Broadway-style houses in Southern California.” The theater has produced several national tours and is the recipient of Ovation and Emmy Awards and Tony Award nominations. In addition to working with McCoy Rigby Entertainment, La Mirada Theatre, which is owned and operated by the city of La Mirada, produces many special events and programs aimed at engaging the greater community in live performance. LaMiradaTheatre.com.

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bios Staff for PETER PAN General Management Buck Mason

Marketing and Press Representation ANITA DLONIAK & ASSOCIATES, INC. Anita Dloniak Diane Rodes Melissa A. Hazek EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION AVID TOURING GROUP, LTD www.AvidTouring.com L. Glenn Poppleton Company Manager.................CHRISTOPHER HOLMAN Production Stage Manager.......... MICHAEL McEOWEN Assistant Company Manager...... CARLA MARIE RUGG 1st Assistant Stage Manager... WILLIAM ALAN COATS 2nd Assistant Stage Manager....... CAMBRIA LARSON Head Carpenter.................................... HEIDI SOUZA Head Electrician.................................ALICIA ROMAN Head Sound Engineer.................. TIMOTHY SCHMIDT Wardrobe Supervisor............ DONNA MACNAUGHTON Properties Master..........................MICHAEL ROMAN Wig & Hair Master............................... KATIE McCOY Flying Sequence Choreographer/ Lead Fly Operator............................... PAUL RUBIN Flyman.........................................LEON LOBSINGER Assistant Carpenter................................. TIM BUZZA Assistant Electrician..................DEBORAH MALCOLM 2nd Assistant Electrician......................... LAURA RIN Assistant Sound.................................... MARK RIVET Assistant Properties......................... AARON GILMAN Assistant Wardrobe..................... LORNA LOMBARDO Assistant Flyer.................................... JIMMY LITTLE Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain.ROD ROBERTS Fight Choreographer...............................SEAN BOYD Fight Captain................................. CLARK ROBERTS Assistant to Costume Designer............... JULIE KEEN Rehearsal Pianists............................... DAVID DYER, KELLY ANN LAMBERT Associate Production Manager...THERESA FLEMMING Operations........................................... GINA FARINA McCoy Rigby Office Manager......................ANA LARA Production Assistants................. ALICIA RODRIGUEZ, ALMA RODRIGUEZ Cathy Rigby’s Assistant...................MARCIE WRIGHT Music Preparation by............ANNE SHUTTLESWORTH MUSIC SERVICES, KEITH LEVENSON Orchestral Enhancement by..............NOTION MUSIC, JOSH WEESNER Wrangler......................................... SONIA FARRAND Legal Advisor....................... KATHY LOMBARD, ESQ. Booking Operations................... JESSICA S. FRANCIS Social Networking................... 87AM HOLDINGS LLC. Accountant........................................ELISSA SZIEFF Production Photographer...................... ISAAC JAMES Merchandise.....BEAR MOUNTAIN MANAGEMENT, LLC Merchandise Supervisor..........................DOUG MAU MRE Website Designer.........................ERIC FLORES Peter Pan Website Designer.... 87AM HOLDINGS LLC. Scenic Painter.................................. RUTH GILMORE

Costumers........................... CHARLOTTE STRATTON, SWANTJE TUOHINO, BRONWEN BURTON, JENNIFER HART, MARY BERGOT, CONNI JOSLIN Creature Costumes................ALEX IN WONDERLAND Design Assistant/Craftsperson.........ASHELY GAMBA Costume Assistant.......................... JOE KUCHARSKI CREDITS Sound Equipment by Sound Advice, LLC.; Lighting Equipment and Special Lighting Effects by Pacific Coast Entertainment; Sword Fabrication by Spike Steingasser; Set Constructed by F&D Scene Changes, supervised by Leyton Morris, additional work by Gothic Moon; Flying Equipment provided by ZFX Inc; Costumes Executed by Donn Hook, Bill Hargate Costumes, Inc., Artistic Costumes by Accardi, Inc; Trucking by Clark Transfer; Insurance by Jennings and Associates.

McCoy Rigby Entertainment is a professional theater company employing 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. The Director and Choreographer are membesr of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The road crew for Peter Pan are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees. The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. www.cathyrigbyispeterpan.com

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executive leadership CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer

Mr. Manos has been in At­lanta for more than 40 years. He has produced more than 700 works of theater, ballet and opera. He has been recognized with nu­mer­ous civic awards, including the Atlanta Critics Award for the de­v el­o p­m ent 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 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 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, where he was a Morehead Scholar. His career spans three decades in leadership positions. 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. 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 the world professional premiere of Disney's High School Musical, the co-productions of Deaf West’s Big River, The King And I with Sandy Duncan, Bombay Dreams and the newly re-imagined version of Les Misérables. Mr. Manos is the founder of the Junior Theatre Festival, an event that takes place every January in Atlanta, and brings students from all over the world together to perform, learn and celebrate theater. Mr. Manos and his wife, Laura, have been blessed with three children — Andy, Kate and Sam — and one crazy dog, Peach.

STAFF

Scott Bowker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Director Robert Browne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer Brian D. Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President/General Manager Marguerite Daniel Mancini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Projects & Contracting Mary O’Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounting Manager Henry Rowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Linnette Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant

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Sid Besmertnik Marlene & Abe Besser Curt & Sue Bibler Christine & Daniel Bieller Carol Bieszak Mary H. Bird Michael Black & Lilia Ganova Raeva Mr. & Mrs. R. Dwain Blackston, MD L. Gordon Blackwell M. Alexandra Blackwell Shirley Blaine Sandra L. Blake Glen & Jan Blankenstein Rich & Kathy Boden Janet Bogle Barbara Bollinger Nicholas Bonanno Margaret & Stan Boose Judie Borucki Marcia Charlene Bowdoin Chris Bowen Dr. Jeff & Gale Bowen Waldo U. Bowen, Jr Bette Rose Bowers Mary Bowers Russell & Rebecca Bowling Ereania F. Boyd Vanessa Bradbury Linda Branch Katherine Brannon Randall B. Brannon Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Brantley Kathie Brantley Capt. Robert Bristow Robert John Bristow, Jr. Michael Broadwater Tim & Annette Broadwell Ted & Patricia Brook

Bettie Brooks Jennifer Brown Russell L. Brown Terri L. Brown Grant & Alma Bruce F. Scott Brumfield Thomas G. Bruner Scott & Judith Bryan Wayne Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. R.J. Buckwalter Dr. Robert L. Bunnen Dr. & Mrs. W.H. Buntin, Jr. Harvey & Gail Burger John M. Burgess Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Burns Wanda Burrell Charles H. & Adline Burton, Jr Elizabeth P. Buttimer Melissa C. Byars Hugh & Catherine Caffrey Steven Cannon Dr. & Mrs. David Cantrell Joanne V. Capeloto Gary & Kathie Cardoza Robert & Jan Cardwell Harold & Barbara Carlson Mark & Scarlett Carlton Pamela C. Carnes Ben Carpenter Bobby Carrell Dr. & Mrs. M. Gary Carter Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Carver Randolph & Lynda Case Robert & Maria-Elena Casey Sean G. Casey Betty Castellani Timothy & Pam Cavender Linda Chambers Cheryl F. Chandler Chris Chandler


David Charney Mr. & Mrs. Ben F. Cheek, III Terry R. & Ruth Childers James J. Childre, Jr. Linda S. Childs Mackenzie Chorpash Robert W. Clark, Jr. Larry D. Clay Madison T. Clayton Peggy Clayton Club Corp Coca Cola Company Scott Cockerham Ellen M. Cohen Marc David Cohen Mel Coker Joseph L. Coleman Jeff & Heather Colier Barbara B. Collins Kenneth B. Collins Christina Coloma Nita Coloma Sue & John Cone L. Darlene B. Conley Trey L. Conley William & Gail Conn Ann Conner Bruce & Ellen Connors Charlie & Wendy Conover Scott Cook Teri L. Cooper Virgil E. Cooper, Jr. Ben & Karen Copeland R. Dallis Copeland Vanessa & Phillip Corbin Mr. Ray J. Cornay Mark J. Corsale, MD James & Cecelia Costley Cotton States Insurance Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Cotton John & Carla Couch Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Cox Dr. & Mrs. William H. Cox Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Crane, Jr. Robert & Shelby Crain Jeff & Amy Cromwell Thomas Crosby Mrs. Jimmie Bryant Crossley Richard & Mary Crouch Ron & Caroline Cruz Ed & Susan Cummings William & Catherine Curran Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. Curtiss Paul & Vivian Cushman Stephen R. Cutts The Dalby Family Dr. & Mrs. Jay Dallas Nancy V. Dalton Mr & Ms. Richard C. Daniel James H. Daniel, Jr. Kevin & Audra Daughtry Barbara Davenport James & Martha Davis John & Carol Davis Keith & Rosalee Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Davis Walt Davis Kevin & Leisa & Spencer Dawson Arline D. Deacon Rich & Tara Deaugustinis Emma Deavours

DeCorte Industries, Inc. Sandy Delves Catherine Demyanek Leslie A. Dent Savannah Deranger Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. Deriso Jack Dermoushegian Jerri Dettmering Midge & Wes Detwiler Doug & Libby Devine Jorge Diaz Richard L. Dickson Melissa Z. Dietz John Robert Dillon IV Mary Dillon Robert & Sara Dinius Cindy Diskin Monica Dixon Jay & Aimee D’Meza Ray & Dianne Doan Michelle Dobo Tyler & Heather Dobson Nancy B. Doherty Jim & Cathey Donald Simone & Kerry Dorman Gary & Barbara Dorminey Rose M. Dougherty Chris & Frankie Doughtie Steve & Landra Doughty Don G. Dozier Warren & Ronda Drake D. Anne Drew Elizabeth Drew James & Nancylee Drew Cameron Driskell Catherine Driskell Jack E. Driskell Annette & Richard Dukes Christine Dumanski Mrs. Ann T. Duncan Steven S. Dunlevie Dynasound, Inc. Kara Eads Susan M. Earney Elizabeth F. Edwards Lee Edwards Thomas & Hollye Edwards William Edwards Jill Ellington Robert Engeman, Jr. David & Donna Englett Frank G. English, IV Albert & Tanya Ensell, IV Warren M. Epstein Candace Erickson Barbara Ericson Pamela Ernest Elaine A. Erneston Dr. G.B. Espy Linda S. Evans Randy Evans William & Leila Evans Factory Automation System Dean Fadely Mr. & Mrs. John Fahey Faye H. Fall Linda Faulkner Mary Faulkner Bob & Chris Fauls Robert J. Fauls, Jr. Gilbert J. Febles Garry Fehrman

Noel & Gina Fein John & Elleanore Feininger Jim & Beth Ferguson Jessica Fieux Roberta Finello Kent Finley Lori & Art Finley Ira & Alma Fischman Dana Fisher Rosemarie Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Neil Flatt Peggy B. Fletcher Roxanna & Kenneth Flick James & Carole Florence Tony & Susan Flowers Joe & Lynn Fogel Richard K. Foley Richard & Joan Foltz Carolyn W. Ford Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce Robert A. Forster, MD Deborah Forsyth Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Foster David & Susan Fox Clifford E. & Cheri L. Frain Mrs. Christina R. Freeman Richard A. Freeman, MD Ron, Jan & Nikki Frieman Barbara A. Fry Mr. & Mrs. Derek Fuller Michael H. Furniss Jacqueline Fusaro Karol K. Gaines David & Roxanne Galloway Suzanne S. Gann Dianne Garber Edward & Cathy Gasperini Edna T. Gazaway Joan & Harry Gelblat Sid & Michele Gelernter Dr. & Mrs. Spencer H. Gelernter Dr. & Mrs. Robert Geller Georgia Power Company Donna Gibbas, MD Donna Gibson Mary Alice Gibson Michelle & Gregory Gibson Stewart Gibson Betsy & Jim Giesler Debi & Jeff Gilbert Wayne Giles Ted & Susan Glahn Mr. & Mrs. Jack Godfrey Judy Godwin Faith & Jeff Goldberg Robert & Faith Goldberg William H. Golden Louis & Jean Gomez Jacquelyn L. Goodman Robert F. Goodman, Jr Wanda Goodson Robin Gower Brian & Tijana Graham Leigh & Jesse Grant Steven Ray Green George R. Greene Kevin & Kathy Greene Jennifer H. Gregory Nick & Debra Greim Reginald Gresham Iwetta Greune Shirley Griffeth

Donald & Shirley Griffin Ellen Griffith Billy & Debie Grogan Milan & Eloise Gross John G. Grubb Betty J. Grus Nancy & Bob Gunsallus Dr. & Mrs. Glen Guthrie Mitchell Gwinn, Sr Julie Hagan Norvin C. Hagan Dale Hair Hait, Eichelzer & Kuhn Joe & Missie Hall Ken & Debbie Hall Nancy Hall & James Hammons Gary & Cindy Halperin Anita J. Hammer Ken Harbaugh Paul J. Hargaden Chrys & Donna Harkins Ms. Merriman L. Harman Carole K. Harrison Janet S. Harrison Nancy & Charles Harrison Carolyn Douglas Hart Jan Hart Dr. & Mrs. Paul J. Harton Mark & Dolores Harwell Virginia Rowell Hasty Stephanie A. Haugen Jeff & Patti Hayden Mr. & Mrs. Willliam Heaner Ross & Wendy Heins Bill & Kathie A. Hellstein Ken & Pat Hendry Lynne Hennek James R. Henson Herbst Family Carl J. Herring, MD James O. Hewin Donna & David Heyman Gary & Hope Hickman Joan & William Hickman Cathy Hiett Lisa G. Higginbotham Nancy C. Hightower Christi Hildebrandt Mr. & Mrs. Keith Hilderbrant Pamela H. Hill Robert & Carol Hill Sandra Hill Jeff & Lorraine Himebaugh Lt. Col. & Mrs. Richard W. Hinze Randall & Patricia Hitchens Dr. Charles & Judith R. Hofer Wayne K. Hoffman M.R. Holcombe Richard & Jeannene Holliday Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. Holloway Lorelyn Homa John & Joyce Hooper Nicole V. Hope Jane M. Hopkins Marci Hopkins Richard Horne Mrs. Annie M. Horton Helen Kay Horton Victoria Horton Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Hosch Tim Hourigan Jackie Garson Howard

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James C. Howard Mark & Lori Howard Nicholas & Karen Howard Sharon Howard Van Howard Lt. Col. Charles S. & Laura Clark Howell Jon & Emily Howell Patti Howell David & Shannon Hudson Doug & Gina Huff David C. Huffman Khristen Huffman Dr. Joseph L.A. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Humeston John & Sue Humphries John & Kelly Iacobelli Linda Icaza Jim T. Inscoe Fred & Mickey Irvin Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Isaac Kathryn H. Jackson Michael E. Jackson David A. Jacobs Carter L. Jacoby Terry James Annette Janowitz Caroline Jeffords Lee R. & Margaret Jenkins Thomas R. Jennings Michael Jinright Ben & Teresa Joel Iris Johansen Brindley Guy Johnson Jane L. Johnson Jeff & Debbie Johnson Jennifer J. Johnson John & Wendy Johnson Kristen M. Johnson Rick & Tommie-Ann Johnson Timothy A. Johnson & Margaret Wood Cris Ann Jones Dean & Beth Jones G.R. Jones, MD John & Glenda Jones John R. Jones, Jr Ingrid S. Jones Kimberly L. Joyce Juers Family Joseph & Carol Julian Laura Jurecic Barbara Kauffman John & Jary Keairnes Eugene E. Kearney Jim Keel Bill & Babs Keen H. Grady Keith, Jr Dan & Kathy Keller Mr. & Mrs. William Kellerman Joyce Kelley Miles J. Kellog, Jr. Owen & Olive Kellum Brian Kelly & Jadene Burgess Joseph E. & Carol A. Kelly Gregory A. Kershner Larry & Linda Key The Kikkert Family Ken & Reba Killmaster Mike & Linda Kingcaid Garrett & Sharon Kirkland

Paul & Vaneta Kirsch Susan Klein Cary R. Kleinfield Carolyn & Steve Knight Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Koch Christine Koehler Ed & Margie Koopman Floyd N. Kopf Gerald A. & Jean L. Kopp Diane Kovacs Dale Kratchen Merry Jo Kurrie Marie A. Kurtzer Mr. & Mrs. David Lacy Nolly Ladha Joyce R. Lamar Joe Lamotte Annette M. Lancaster Roger Land Katherine A. Lane Pam Lanford Joe Lang Kevin Langston Mr. & Mrs. Lynn M. Lanier Sid & Sara Lanier Larson-Juhl Iris Laster Daniel G. Lazarek Sam & Jo Ann Leder Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Lee Ronald & Donna Lee Danny E. Leeser Philip & Mary Lefkoff Dr. Ralph & Sally Lehr Robert Leven Mr. & Mrs. Ronald S. Leventhal Dr. & Mrs. Allan N. Levine James W. Lewis Rev. & Mrs. William R. Lewis Catherine M. Lindsay Phyllis Lipsett Elizabeth B. Littrell Patricia A. Lloyd, MD Mr. & Mrs. David W. Lolmaugh Rosemarie & Michael Long Lynda Lores Lorillard Tobacco Company Brandall & Dana Lovvorn Rob & Sydney Lowry Page Loyd Lindy L. Lukert Richard & Patti Luna Vaughan T. Lund Rick, Leigh Ann & Grace Ann Lundy Maria D. Mackas Jack & Patsy Mackmull, Jr Wendy MacMahon Janice & Kelly Maddox Magusiak & Morgan Brian Z. Makhuli Christy Phyllips Malcom Raymond Malo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Malone, Sr Sam & Mary Maloy Paul Mande Jennifer Bonanno Mann Dana & Randy Mannino Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Marchioli Mr. & Mrs. Mat Marsh

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Patrick & Sandra Marshall Chandler & Buffy Mason Nathan L. Mason Henry & Lisa Kay Matchen Sal & Pat Matise Cindy M. Matyas Jennifer & Ed May Mike & Wendy May William J. Mayers A.P. McBrayer Didi McBrayer Mr. & Mrs. Mike McBrayer Stanley H. McCalla, Sr Walter B. McClelland Jeanette McConchie Joyce M. McConnell Mr. & Mrs. Kelle D. McConnell Byron McCorkle Audray McCroskey Nancy J. McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. James McDaniels George M. McDonald Emory McGinty Phillip & Carol McGonegal Glen C. McIntosh Linda W. McKinney Jim & Swan Mcknight Gena M. McLendon Walter & Fran McMahon Thomas McNerney Woodrow Bergeron & Cheryl McRae-Bergeron Robert & Mary Meadows Medica Stand-up MRI, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Medina, Jr. Deb Meffert Mr. & Mrs. Ian Edward M. Mendoza Mr. & Mrs. Merbaum Hilary Ann Meredith Jane & Randy Merrill Betsy C. Mesimer Ronald A. Mesimer Jack Meletios Clentie A. Michael Nancy C. Michaelson John & Wilma Miles Chuck & Ruth Miller Michael A. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Scott Miller Susan Miller Gail Mills Phil & Linda Mills Mr. & Mrs. Gene Milner, Jr Melissa A. Mintz Carolyn & Steve Mitchell Gloria Mitchell Kevin & Ali Mitchell Heidi & Sean Molley Mr. & Mrs. James Monaco Tom & Sarah Money Evelyn C. Montgomery Darren S. Moore Gerald Nathan Moore Moore Colson Tom & Joan Moretz Janice Morris Melinda K. Morris Sandra C. Morris Barbara M. Morrison Peter & Peggy Muller

John & Terry Murillo Cynthia & Brendon Murphy Mrs. John Murphy David & Teresa Murray Mary E. Murray Madilyn & Hannah Muse Cindy Frances Myers John & Judy Myers Martin Myers Monte Myers Leonard Naftal & Ann Levin Charles & Lisa Nagle Dru Nagle Charles E. Nail, Jr National Alliance of Private Clubs Lynda P. Nauright Sandra J. Nearhoof Bea & Joe Nichols Juanita & Frank Nicholson Lydia Nisenson Dennis Nolan Jamie Noll Obijeski Family Kellie O’Brien Bobbie O. Oglesby Allison & Lenny Olim Richard & Karen Oliver Lawrence Ondovchik Adam D. Orkin Victor & Patricia Osborne Faye B. Osteen David, Anita, Sara & Tyler Ostrowski Roy D. Ovesen Gayle C. Owen Richard & Kathy Owen Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Ozburn Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Pair Greg Pallen Jack & Susan Paller Celie C. Parker Douglas M. Parker Dyxie L. Parker Terrill A. Parker Charles L. Parkyn Jim & Lisa Parrish Tracy Parrott Scott Parry Marie Patton Ann E. Paucke Cynthia Pavey Sidney & Norman Pease Lori S. Peck Frank & Trina Pellegrino Mike & Ellen Peppers Jim & Libby Perkins Carolyn & Timothy Perry Craig & Sandra Perry Richard & Martha Perry David & Sharon Petersen Wayne Pettett & Owen Goard The Pickering Family Ben B. & Constance Philips Tony Phillips Crystal Pinsky Mr. & Mrs. Louie Pittman Charles H. Pitts Greg & Debbie Plimpton Eli Benson Plunkett Lisa Polillo


Mark & Patricia Poole Elaine R. Pope Martha & Joe Pope Cynthia Porter Mrs. Catherine T. Porter Mary & Joseph Poskanzer Lisa & Brian Postel Denise C. Pournelle Leonard & Kathy Powell Richard Powell Stephen & Wendy Powner Ronald E. & Lauri Pratt Jacqueline L. Pritchard Muriel & Harold C. Pritchett, Jr Drs. Jeffrey & Vivian Proctor Linda N. Proctor Linda Provost Dr. Jim & Beverly Pruitt Mr. & Mrs. Tom Purcell Dr. Sallyanne Pyle Michael Quinones Mark Rafuse Meredith Ragains Raymond & Margaret Ramos Tamara S. Ramsey Dr. & Mrs. H. Allan Rankin Mary & Curran Rau Steven W. Raver Jean Ray Richard E. Raymer Richard & Kathy Read Jane Reaves Meryl S. Reaves David Rechtman Mary & Kit Redmond Annette Reed Donald & Paula Reeves Kay Reeves Sandra S. Reeves Susan Talton Reeves Wayne & Merrilea Reeves Mr. & Mrs. William E. Reeves Major Reid Michael & Shelly Reiner Daniel Rendleman Charles H. Renfroe John Richardson Kristin S. Rinne Dr. Linda Roberts-Betsch Barbara Robertson Mary & Nolan Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Russ Robinson & Family Alan & LuAnn Rockett Karen Rodman & Brad Howard Richard H. Rohlwing Barbara & Hank Roper Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Joseph M. Rosenfeld, MD Jay & Barbara Rosovsky Glenn S. & Anita Ross David & Shirley Rosselot Jay & Renee Roth Mrs. Joe Rowland Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Rubin Steven Rubinacci Paul & Vicky Ryden Brian Sallee Janice Sallee Mr. & Mrs. Leonard B. Salley Jeffrey P. Salomone, MD

Susan Arnovitz Saltz Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Saltzman Catherine M. Sanders Corey Sanford Kerri L. Sauer Dan & Joanna Sbar Michele & George Scheer Patricia A. Schield Jodi A. Schoborg Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Ted R. Schulte Dr. & Mrs. Meyer Schwartz Michael Schwartz Mary Elizabeth Scordato Glenda Scroggs Glenn R. Seger Alex & Grace Seidita Mr. & Mrs. Harry Seitz Bette Selfridge Bonnie Hartley Selvey Dr. Joseph & Susan Sentef Beverly Sentell Lesli, Marco, Francesca, Nola & Joseph Seta Daryle & Nicole Sewell Sam & Angela Seybert Harvey & Sandy Shapiro Robert Sharpenberg Kathryn Shell Dorri Shelton Mr. & Mrs. Glen Shepard Glen F. Sherman Sherry L. Park Esquire Curtis & Lisa Shoch Stella Dowling Shoup Bob & Jeanne Shulman Erik & Sallee Sieber Scott & Terri Siegel Sharon T. Silvermintz Phil & Maureen Simon SLM Recycling, Inc. Linda Sloope Janet Smallman Carol L. Smith Chris & Kristy Smith David A. Smith Derek & Lisa Smith Eunice Smith Kenny & Stefini Smith Mr. & Mrs. Kirby Smith III Nancy & David Smith Nancy Regina Smith Krista B. Snell Martha R. Snipes Wayne B. Snipes Rebecca Snow Robert F. Snow Cheryl Sorensen Southern Music Distribution Melanie M. Spain Dennis & Amy Spangler Sheridan Spencer Jeff & Vickie Sprinkle Joseph Stadelnikas Bill & Nancy Stanton Mike & Sally Stapleton Juanita H. Starr Katherine R. Stearns Bob & Kathy Steele Christopher Steele

Ms. Jane Steele Mark & Carole Steele Dr.George & Cheryl Stefanis John Stegall Susan Steinbreder Bivian H. Stephens Dr. Mrs. C. Edward Stevenson, Jr Jack & Beverly Stewart G. Thomas Stokes Marcus & Lisa Stonecipher Mike & Virginia Stoner Penny Stovall Mindi Strianese William E. Strickland III C.J. Strippelhoff Barbara Stuart Carolyn Stuhltrager Jim & Angie Stuttman Mr. & Mrs. George F. Suhr Richard H. Sukoff John Alon Sutton D.L. Swanstrom Catherine Swartley David E. Swetmon Mr. & Mrs. Grover Swilley Susie & David Tabor Jeff & Wendy Tacy Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Tarlton G. Leonard & Pat Tate Donald A. Tatman Dr. Richard Tavernaro Dennis & Betty Taylor Diane Taylor Martha C. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Cameron Teeter Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Templeton Sara Terp Joey Terrell Carol A. Terry Terri Thirlaway Frank Thomas Jennifer & Steve Thomason David Thompson Robert S. Thompson, Jr Thomas & Rose Thornton Jane Thraen Chuck Tindol Carol Toler David & Beth Tong Thomas A. Torrey Susan G. Tourial Melody Treat-Smith Troncalli Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Subaru Nicholas Tupper Robert & Peggy Turner Linda Ayers Turner-Knorr Dr. & Mrs. Fred Turpin C. Ben Tyson John & Bunny Underwood United Consulting Group Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Urban Matthew Urbanek Karen Uyesugi Kevin & Kelly Van de Vusse Marianne Van Name Glenn & Kim Varner Alice Vellanikaran & Choojit Sweeney Sal & Mary Frances Verena

Alice H. Vessell Johnny Vick Don Vixaysack Sylvia & Thomas Wade Lynn F. Walker Scott & Amy Walker Laure & Jim Walsh Matt & Fran Walsh Perry & Deborah Walter Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Washburn Terry A. Wassink Brian & Carol Waters Ray & Delores Waters Hazel Watford Jack Watson Linda B. Watson William B. Watson, Jr Harvey Watt, Sr & Helen Alston Gary Watts James W. Webb Robert W. Webb, Jr Donald P. Weber Edward W. Webster Deborah H. Weigel Dr. Craig Weil Mr. & Mrs. John H. Weitnauer, Jr David & Elizabeth Wells Katherine W. Wentworth Steve & Melinda Wertheim, MD Joe & Marsha West Richard West Douglas Weston Carol M. Wheeler Spalding & Ida White William O. Whitt David L. Wilcox Denise M. Wilkins Brian & Cortney Williams Dr. Howard Williams, III Mr. & Mrs. Jacque Williams Paul & Paula Williams Elaine & Ed Willis Kathryn P. Willis Carolyn Lee Wills Adrienne Wilson Melody Wilder Wilson Steve & Karen Wilson Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Winner Mr. & Mrs. John R. Wise Dianne H. Wood Jill Wood John & Jan Wood Ray & Martha Woodall Barbara Woodell Mark Worrel Worthscape, LLC Teresa A. Wright Justin & Stephanie Wyatt William P. Wyatt Kathryn & Janet Yancey Tracey Redmond Young Joy & Jim Zaidan Martha Zemanek Jane Zickafoose Bradley & Judy Zuber Julia Zynko

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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.

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.

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 Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your ”Fabulous Fox“ evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org.

Emergency Information In the event of an emergency, please walk to the nearest exit. Do Not Run.

The Box Office The Fox Theatre Box Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Box Office is open for walk up ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Box Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Box Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased at any TICKETMASTER outlet, by calling TICKETMASTER at 800.745.3000, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office in person during regular Box Office hours. Group Sales The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to Groups for most Broadway shows. The Group Sales office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call 404 8812000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. Concessions Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. Restrooms Restrooms are located off the Main Lobby (downstairs), Mezzanine Lobby levels, and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the Spanish Room and Accessible/Family restrooms are located through the Office door in the main lobby. Gift Shop The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatre-related merchandise. The gift shop is located in the Spanish Room. Tours Tours of the Fox Theatre are available through the Atlanta Preservation Center. Tours are conducted Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tours begin in the Peachtree Street Arcade entrance to the theatre. For more information on tours and to confirm the tour schedule, please call the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404.688.3353.

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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 Coordinator, is our liaison to the disabled community. He can be reached at 404.881.2118 and can provide information on the locations and prices of accessible seating and other programs for the disabled. The Fox Theatre also has a brochure detailing all these programs for our patrons with special needs. This brochure is available at the Concierge Desk in the Arcade. 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. 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. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. Parking Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Box Office or by calling TICKETMASTER at 800.745.3000. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. Performance Notes All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. 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. Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)


etiquette 1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be seated until intermission. 2. Take care of personal needs (drinks of water or restroom) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience at the Fox via social media, but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances; the glow from your device is distracting. 4. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theatre is never allowed as it is a distraction to those around you and a danger to the performers. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear Lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of the people behind you. Please consider the people that will be seated behind you when choosing whether or not to wear a hat or what hair style you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Wait until it is over and then exit with the rest of the audience.

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

STAFF

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

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

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

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Fox theatre Dining Guide

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

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Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night til 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-841-2377, lenoxsquaregrill.com. B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404-897-5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St., 404-9617370, 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 The Melting Pot is the premiere fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. Four Atlanta locations, including 754 Peachtree St. NE, 404-389-0099, meltingpot. 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

Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top 10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404846-0644, centraarchy.com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ray’s in the City offers a selection of the freshest seafood flown in daily, hand-cut steaks and madeto-order sushi. 240 Peachtree Street, NW, 404524-9224, raysrestaurants.com. D Ray’s on the River has been an Atlanta dining destination for more than 27 years! Enjoy signature cuisine including fresh seafood and prime cut steaks. Sunday Brunch offers over 80 homemade items and a new Bloody Mary bar. 6700 Powers Ferry Rd., 770-955-1187, raysrestaurants.com. SS Ray’s at Killer Creek provides an unforgettable dining experience in an upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere. Sunday Supper features gourmet comfort food including a choice of three entrees served with bottomless sides, biscuits and cornbread. 1700 Mansell Rd., 770-649-0064, raysrestaurants.com. A 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, 404365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Rd., 404-

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255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; ruthschris.com. B, SS, D The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy.com. B

American/southern Briza Chef Janine Falvo’s approachable, modernist cuisine comes to life with Southern influences, and is complimented by the extensive wine list. 866 West Peachtree ST NW, 678-4122402, brizarestaurant.com. M Eleven Restaurant & Bar A luxurious destination at Loews Atlanta Hotel. Delectable cuisine, vibrant cocktails and live music. Visit them for delightful pre or post performance cocktails, or a quick bite that always gets a standing ovation. 1065 Peachtree St. NE, 404-745-5745, loewshotels. com/restaurants/eleven/cuisine. M The Fifth Ivory Public House Enjoy an eclectic menu featuring southern fusion complete with fried green tomatoes, stuffed pork chop and a Coke Float (with a shot of whiskey for an adult treat). 794 Juniper St., 404-881-8302, thefifthivory.com. M South City Kitchen With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Two locatons: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404-8737358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., 770435-0700, southcitykitchen.com. M, V Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures pure flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678-651-2770, ellishotel.com/terrace. D

asian fusion Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B Spice Market Inspired by the street life of Southeast Asia, Spice Market enchants with complex blends of seasonings and layers of flavor that ignite the taste buds served in a relaxed, alluring environment at W Atlanta — Midtown. 188 14th St. NE, 404-7242550, spicemarketatlanta.com. M

brew pub/goUrmet pub fare Drink Shop features cocktails in artistic divination, blessed with pure and homemade ingredients, 46 EncoreAtlantA.com

complete with a visible fruit juicing and vegetable extraction station. 45 Ivan Allen Junior Blvrd., 404582-5800, watlantadowntown.comdrinkshop. D Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-264-0253, gordonbiersch.com. M, B Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M

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

european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M Top Flr This romantic two-story restaurant and bar features delicious bistro dishes, a wine list that rocks and wonderfully affordable prices. Located three blocks from the Fox Theater at 674 Myrtle St., 404-685-3110. www.topflr.com. M

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

italian Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar With a casual atmosphere and fare that is anything but casual, features a rustic menu that draws influences from all parts of Italy and its Mediterranean neighbors. 980 Piedmont Ave., 404-343-2446, peasantatl.com. M Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse located at Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead is Atlanta’s newest dining destination. 3500 Peachtree Rd., NE, 404-844-4810, davios.com/atl. B


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La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine in the heart of Virginia-Highland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404873-5430, latavolatrattoria.com. VH

MEXICAN Alma A refreshing new approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404-968-9662, alma-atlanta.com. D Cantina Tequila & Tapas Bar is located in the Terminus building on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. It features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, Terminus 100, Ste. 150, 404-892-9292, h2sr.com. B El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

spanish Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, h2sr.com. VH

seafood/sushi Coast Seafood and Raw Bar serves Atlanta’s freshest seafood and island cocktails. The menu incorporates classics including crab and corn hush puppies, a signature seafood boil, and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels; along with signature fresh catch entrees. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, 404-8690777, h2sr.com. B Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P

steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B


Fox fun facts: Save the Fox

On May 17, 1974, the Fox was put on the National Register of Historic Places. Buildings less than 50 years old are not meant to qualify, but because of the Fox’s “outstanding architectural merit,” it made the list. Here are some other fun facts: By the 1970s, the sheer size of the auditorium made it impossible to hold first-run films for the long time periods now required by distributors. In 1974, Southern Bell approached Mosque, Inc., who had owned the theatre since 1935, to buy and raze the theatre for its new headquarters. July 10, 1974: Possibly the first official Save the Fox meeting was held at Herren’s restaurant. Among those in attendance was future Mayor Maynard Jackson. December 31, 1974: To generate Save the Fox donations, Alex Cooley presented The Gregg Allman Tour. More than 4,000 people attended.

March 20, 1976: The Delta Zeta sorority hosted an “Evening at the Fox” and raised $70,000. May 26, 1976: The Fox was made a National Historic Landmark by the 50 EncoreAtlantA.com

U.S. Department of the Interior. By February 1978, the Fox’s mortgage was paid off, six months ahead of schedule, thanks to the contributions of over 7,000 generous citizens.

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knows and loves, and it begins with the iconic music. “Everyone can count on seeing all the characters in the way they remember, but they will see them in a modern, current setting,” Sills says. “We talk about Charlie Sheen, health care and texting.” That familiarity, mixed with a fresh take, has made the musical popular. While it closed on Broadway after nine months and 722 performances, the tour continues — in a somewhat different state. “The script is much changed from Broadway, even much changed from what we started with when we entered rehearsals,” Sills explains. “A new plot 52 EncoreAtlantA.com

was added to refocus the show on Gomez and Morticia. It had drifted and was very much about the two young lovers, Wednesday and a young boy named Lucas.” To accommodate the changes, the songs were re-sequenced or replaced. One of the new songs has been a crowd-pleaser for Sills. “They wrote an 11 o’clock number for me called ‘Not Today.’ It is like a Mamma Rose number in Gypsy – an 11 o’clock number that is really quite fun to sing.” Sills should know. His Broadway résumé stretches from the dapper and heroic Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet

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dealing with them under the auspices of this very unusual, macabre, spooky and fun aesthetic.” So sit back and relax. Put a witch’s shawl on, get a broomstick you can crawl on, we’re going to pay a call on the Addams family. Kenny Norton is a freelance writer who has written web content, articles and marketing/PR materials. He is contributing editor and administrator of www.AtlantaTheaterFans.com.

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Pimpernel (Tony Award nomination) to the demented dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, with plenty of heroes and villains in between. Sills also enjoys the tender song he shares with daughter Wednesday. “It is a very different tone from the rest of the show,” he says. “It is called ‘Happy/Sad’ — about how love is a complex thing with a lot of gray to it.” Songs like these are what make the Addams family so endearing. When it comes down it, they are just like everyone else. Says Sills, “They are dealing with marriage, raising kids, in-laws, extended family, getting through the day, school work, dating, and all these things that every family deals with, but they are


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You can fly!

You can get high on Atlanta — via balloon, biplane, hang-gliding or skydiving

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“This is the closest you can get to pure flight. It’s just you and the wind. There’s no motor. It’s so quiet and the scenery is beautiful,” says Jen Richards, pilot at Lookout Mountain Flight Park in Rising Fawn. “With the right currents, you can stay up for hours, and when you’re 56 EncoreAtlantA.com

hang gliding, you’re not thinking about anything else.” Flight Park has trained people from all over the world. Not sure you’re ready to launch yourself off a mountain? You can book an aerotow tandem flight ($149-$219), where a Dragonfly plane takes you and an expert to 2,000 or 4,000 feet and releases you for a 12- to 40-minute glide. “We’ve flown

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he dream of flying like a bird (or Peter Pan) is probably as old as mankind. But anyone who has seen an eagle soar, a hawk dive for its prey, or a hummingbird hover knows that not all flying experiences are alike. Do you crave the daredevil thrill of skydiving? Does the thought of an open cockpit and wind in your face make your heart race? There are high-flying adventures in or near Atlanta to fit every fantasy and personality — and you won’t even need pixie dust.


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kids tandem as young as 4 and taught kids as young as 12,” Richards says. See hangglide.com or call 706.398.3541. Balloon over North GA

The golden age of aviation

Steve Collins, owner and operator of Biplane Rides Over Atlanta, always wanted to fly but found commercial airlines too high-tech and sanitized for his taste. His 1935 Woka, 1941 New Standard and six other vintage planes are a lot more engaging, he says. “There’s just something magical about an old biplane. The rumble of 58 EncoreAtlantA.com

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the engine, the wind in your face, and being able to turn your head in any direction for a view is a cool way to go,” he says. “Flying isn’t about where you’re going, but how you get there. You could fly over a gravel pit in one of these planes and have a great time.” Your choices will be a bit more colorful than that — downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain or Lake Lanier. Step off the patio of the 57 Fighter Group Restaurant near the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, grab goggles, a helmet and climb aboard. As the propellers start to whir, you’re back in the barnstorming days of aviation, when pioneering pilots did aerial acrobatics and took passengers up for 25 cents a ride. “It’s pure joy,” says Collins. Flights for two are $225 to $425. See biplaneridesoveratlanta.com or call 770.457.5757.

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You’ll arrive before daybreak or at dusk, when winds are the calmest and the light changes dramatically. It takes the crew a half-hour to test the wind, choose a launch site, attach the basket, and inflate the balloon. But then the weights come off and you’re up. You climb from 500 to 3,000 feet, traveling with the currents for an hour. Except for the occasional woosh of the burners, it’s peaceful. “I love the early-morning flights, when the sun’s rising with you and the ground glistens with dew,” says Kevin Peppers of Great American Days. “If you want to propose marriage, share an adventure with grandkids, or celebrate a milestone, ballooning is an unforgettable experience and makes a memorable gift.” Balloon flights are $200 to $250 per person. You also can book skydiving, hang gliding, zip-lining, Cessna piloting, and combat fighter-jet experiences. See greatamericandays.com or call 866.987.9876.


Flying back in military history

The “thunka, thunka, thunka” sound of the blades of a UH-IH (Huey) helicopter is instantly recognizable to Vietnam veterans. They won’t ever forget the “birds” that flew air assaults, transported and resupplied troops, conducted search and rescue missions, and evacuated the wounded. “Put any veteran near a Huey and you’re going to hear stories, lots of stories. Part of our job is to listen, and I always enjoy it,” said Rick Welch, administrative director and pilot with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in Hampton. The 800 member, all-volunteer group has restored about a dozen Hueys, Cobras (attack helicopters) and other historic Army aircraft. Experienced military pilots fly demonstrations and provide Huey ($50 donation) and Cobra ($450 donation) rides at air shows around the country and from Tara Field, next to the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The gunner seat of a Huey gives you a windy, loud, 60 EncoreAtlantA.com

Other high-flying opportunities Balloons Over Georgia: Flights over North Georgia. balloonsovergeorgia.com or 678.283.4033. Prestige Helicopters: Tours to downtown, Buckhead, Stone Mountain and North Georgia. prestigehelicopters.com or 770.458.6047. Skydive Georgia: First dives and skydiving school. skydivegeorgia.com or 770.684.3483. D’Air Project: Atlanta aerial dance theater for those who prefer earthbound flying experiences. dairproject.org or 404.622.3247.

no-door view as you turn and weave above the treetops or drop quickly to race just a few feet off the ground. It’s an adrenaline rush that brings history to life. See ArmyAv.org, 770.897.-0444. Laura Raines is an Atlanta freelance writer who lists vintage biplane and Huey helicopter flights among her best adventures.

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August 2012: Peter Pan at the Fox Theatre