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IN THIS ISSUE … FEATURE
6 Wiggling their way into children’s hearts | 12 Atlanta Reign: Homestand July 6-7
13 Eddie B.: I’m Already Professionally Developed Tour July 20 | 8 p.m.
14 Gordon Lightfoot: 80 Years Strong Tour July 22 | 8 p.m.
15 ABBA The Concert July 27 | 8 p.m.
16 Beres Hammond: Love and Reggae August 23 | 6 p.m.
By Janet Roberts
18 Googoosh & Martik: The Friendship Tour August 24 | 8:30 p.m.
19 The Adventure Zone Live: Become the Monster Tour August 30 | 7 p.m.
20 My Brother, My Brother and Me: Become the Monster Tour
August 31 | 7 p.m.
23 Upcoming Events
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THE WIGGLES: PARTY TIME TOUR! | August 19 | 6:30 p.m.
Wiggling their way into childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearts By Janet Roberts
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he toughest audience in the world isn’t one filled with New
York theater critics. It’s kids, especially the under-5 set. For the Wiggles, these youngest theater-goers are their VIPs. Getting — and keeping — their audience’s attention isn’t a challenge for the Australiabased musical group. The group has been engaging and enchanting youngsters since it was founded in 1991 by university friends with training in preschool education and children’s theater and entertainment. “When we started all those years ago, we made sure we were child-centered in all areas,” said Wiggles Co-Founder Anthony Field.
“What I mean by ‘child-centered’ is this: We think about the child, the preschooler who is coming to the shows or listening to our music. We have children with special needs who come to the shows as well. “For a lot of children, it’s their first experience with a live show and the first time they have ever been amongst an audience of so many other children and adults.” Every piece of the Party Time Tour show coming Aug. 19 to the Cobb Energy Centre illustrates how the Wiggles pay attention to a young child’s development. Primary colors rule everything from the simple set design to costumes and even the main characters’ names.
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The pacing is child-friendly, too — the mood is upbeat but never frenetic, with short songs, whole-body dances without tricky steps and skits featuring characters like Wags the Dog, Dorothy the Dinosaur and Captain Feathersword. And the Wiggles know that little kids get the wiggles, too. One thing you won’t hear at a Wiggles show? “Stop wiggling!” It’s okay to let the little ones get up out of their seats and move around if the spirit moves them, Field (Blue Wiggle) says. “We are all about letting the children enjoy the show,” he says. “We don’t tell children to sit down. For safety sometimes, we ask the children to go back to their seats. Children can come to the show, feel very safe in a loving environment and a very inclusive environment.” They can even exercise their outside voices, too! Keep your eyes on Lachy, the Purple Wiggle, who might nod off during the show. When he does, kids can shout out, “Wake up, Lachy!” Even the house lights get the special Wiggles touch. “A lot of the show is half lit, so children can see their mum or dad or grownup who
has brought them along,” Field says. “It only really gets dark for one song, and that song is ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’. “Everybody gets a chance to turn on their cell phone lights or put on their light sticks and make the theatre look amazing like a nighttime sky.” Field is the senior Wiggler in the fourperson group, which now includes Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle), Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle) and Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle). He was on hand to witness the Wiggles grow from a band of buddies who launched their act playing in venues as small (but relevant) as daycare centers, play groups and preschools. The earliest version of the Wiggles launched with record albums, concerts and home-recorded videos before landing a show with the Australian TV channel ABC. Gigs at Disneyland and on the “Barney & Friends” Barney Live Tour help the group crack the American market in 1998. Although the Wiggles have become one of the top international acts in children’s entertainment, their audience hasn’t changed over the years, Field says. “The only thing that has changed is the digital technology children access to watch
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children’s entertainment,” he says. “ We play a lot more live music than we did in the old days, but it’s just as much fun. A lot of the jokes are still the same and they are still enjoying them.” Many of the songs and characters children will see on the Cobb stage are ones their parents might recognize, too, and they’re some of Field’s favorites. “I really love ‘Rock A Bye Your Bear,’ one of the first songs that we wrote, because really young children do the actions, and you can see Mum and Dad singing along and doing the actions, too,” he says. But the group also changes things up with new characters, too. “I am really loving our new character Shirley Shawn the Unicorn just to see the excitement build when she comes out for the first time on stage,” he says. Field also has a little homework for parents or grandparents to do before they bring their kids to the show.
“Bring your cell phones and take photos of your children enjoying the show,” he says. “It’s such a special memory and such a great experience. “Maybe get the children to watch The Wiggles and listen to some of the songs so they can dance along and know the songs before they get there, too.” You find Wiggles videos and songs on their YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/ TheWigglesPtyLtd/featured), their website (thewiggles.com.au) and their Facebook page (facebook.com/thewiggles). Can’t wait for the Wiggles to drive their Big Red Car to town? If you have an Android phone with Google Assistant, just say “Hey Google! Talk to the Wiggles” and see what happens!
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ATLANTA REIGN: HOMESTAND | July 6-7
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tlanta is recognized as one of the world’s most flourishing entertainment hubs and has become well-known for its diverse residents and culture. Atlanta Reign — a team within the Overwatch League, a professional esports league for the video game Overwatch — embodies the city’s ethos and embraces the city’s drive.
Join the Atlanta Reign as they host one of the season’s Homestand Weekend matches. During this two-day tournament, eight Overwatch League teams from around the world will convene to compete. Homestand Weekend will include four matches a day, ongoing community activation, autographing sessions, and fan merchandise available for purchase.
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EDDIE B.: I’M ALREADY PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOPED | July 20 | 8 p.m.
THE VOICE OF THE TEACHERS
he Eddie B. phenomenon began with series of videos called “What Teachers Really Say…” written, produced, and performed by the Houston native. The series showcased Eddie B.’s original content as well as skilled physical humor. “What Teachers Really Say…” quickly gained popularity among educators, eventually earning Eddie B. the title of “voice of the teachers.” In his performances, Eddie B. gives an uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic
portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life from the point of view of an actual teacher! Just after the release of his book of the same name in early 2019, Eddie B. is traveling again with his I’m Already Professionally Developed Tour. In this performance, Eddie B. describes the struggles of teaching while celebrating the significance of mentoring, educating, and encouraging students with his hallmark hilarity, keeping the audience rolling in laughter.
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GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG | July 22 | 8 p.m.
CELEBRATING A LEGEND
ordon Lightfoot has been making hit songs for more than 50 active years. The esteemed singersongwriter and musician is in good company atop the list of all-time music greats. Lightfootâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs have been recorded and performed by great artists including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand, and Harry Belafonte. The 80 Years Strong Tour spectacularly celebrates Lightfootâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 80th birthday. During these performances across the country, the
accomplished artist will weave immortal hits and deep tracks together with behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years-long musical career and his 80 years of life. Honored in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and greatest Canadian singersongwriters of all time.
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ABBA THE CONCERT | July 27 | 8 p.m.
A NIGHT OF ABBA
any critics agree that ABBA The Concert is the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Known as ABBA The Music, ABBA The Concert, and ABBA The Hits, 21st Century Artists, Inc. has been presenting ABBA tributes to North American audiences for over a decade, bringing one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life for spectacular events. ABBA The Concert has performed to massive crowds in iconic locations
including the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Highland Park in Chicago, and the Seaside Summer Concert Series in Brooklyn, New York. Audiences will be dazzled as ABBA The Concert plays ABBA’s most iconic songs including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.” Audiences will dance, sing, and have the time of their lives!
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BERES HAMMOND: LOVE & REGGAE | August 23 | 6 p.m.
o to Jamaica, and you’ll discover that Beres Hammond is one of the island nation’s most beloved musicians, occupying a status just below the iconic Bob Marley. Hammond, 62, was born in the town of Annoto Bay in the parish of St. Mary and began his career in the mid-1970s with the group Zap Pow. His first solo effort, Soul Reggae, came in 1976. Smooth, American R&B-tinged vocals established his expertise with ballads: “One Step Ahead” and “I’m in Love” were both hits in Jamaica. He became known for his “lover’s rock” sound, showcased in 1988 on “How Can We Ease the Pain,” a duet with Maxi Priest, and on the lively 1991 dance hit, “Tempted to Touch,” probably his best-known song in the United States and Britain. Hammond released five albums and
several compilations in the 1990s and began the millennium with Music Is Life (2001), featuring Wyclef John and the hits “They Gonna Talk” and “Ain’t It Good to Know.” In 2012 he won a Grammy Award nomination for the double album One Life, One Love, which focused on love and social issues. It topped Billboard’s Reggae charts; Rolling Stone magazine called it “one of the best albums of a four-decade-long career”; and it received a collective cheer from Barbados-born singer Rihanna, rapper Drake and the seminal hip-hop group the Roots. Hammond is compared to Marvin Gaye, called “the King of Romantic Reggae” and “Jamaica’s Springsteen” (for his common-man themes). These days he’s added the initials “OJ” to his name. In 2013 he was awarded the Order of Jamaica by the island’s government.
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GOOGOOSH & MARTIK: THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR | August 24 | 8:30 p.m.
THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR
oogoosh is one of Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most enduring entertainers. Her career as a performer began at the age of three when she began accompanying her father on stage during his performances as an entertainer. Googoosh went on to have roles in major blockbuster films such as Hope and Fear (1960) and The Runaway Angel (1961). With her unique voice and style, Googoosh established herself as a pop culture icon in the Iranian music industry. Her first single in 1968 was the highest selling record in Iranian history. She released 150 records between 1968 to 1979, becoming the most expensive performing and recording artist in Iran. Though she continued to star in popular films including Fellow
Traveler (1975), Honeymoon (1976), and Along the Night (1978), Googooshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career was halted by the 1979 revolution in Iran. For 21 years, Googoosh was silent as the restrictions placed on women did not allow her to perform. Googoosh broke this silence in 2000 when she announced a world tour with a 28-piece band. Since her return, Googoosh has performed and recorded in several languages including English, French, Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Azerbaijani, and Farsi. Now on tour with another Iranian legend, Martik, Googoosh is as popular as ever before and still delighting audiences with her magnificent voice and inspiring stories.
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THE ADVENTURE ZONE LIVE | August 30 | 7 p.m.
WHEN DAD IS A DWARVEN CLERIC …
ustin, Travis and Griffin McElroy (of the “My Brother, My Brother and Me” podcast), have recruited their dad, Clint, for a campaign of high adventure. Join all four McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of ... you know, kobolds or whatever in ... “The Adventure Zone.” “The Adventure Zone” dates to August 2014, when the McElroy boys recruited Clint soon after eldest brother Justin became a father himself. A single “Adventure Zone” episode, with the four playing Dungeons & Dragons, grew into a stand-alone podcast loosely based on role-playing games like D&D. The biweekly hybrid comedy/adventure podcast features the family unit solving puzzles, fighting common and uncommon enemies, doing a little slaying here and there, and leveling up their characters in a series of ongoing encounters. Clint McElroy has been cast as a beach dwarf cleric and a former mercenary
soldier named Merle Highchurch as his sons quest for relics, toy with treasure and bump up against magical weapons of mass destruction. Episodes feature such titles as “Four Sherlock Holmeses and a Vampire Who Is One of the Aforementioned Sherlock Holmeses,” “Petals to the Metal,” and “The Suffering Game.” Follow the father-and-son antics on Twitter @TheZoneCast, post with the tag #TheZoneCast and subscribe on Apple podcasts if you never want to miss a new episode. And, if you can’t get enough, check out the McElroys’ graphic novel, The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, released in July, 2018 in paperback and via Kindle. All four McElroys are credited as authors. It’s illustrated by Brooklyn-based comic artist Carey Pietsch and tracks the “exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fairy adventure” and “their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters.”
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MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME | August 31 | 7 p.m.
CRACKING (UP) THE BRO CODE
here’s advice and then there’s advice. Three brothers from West Virginia — Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy — are the co-counsels in the weekly comedy advice podcast “My Brother, My Brother and Me.” The podcast-turnedvideo program entreats listeners to submit questions and receive life tips from the three-bro panel. New episodes drop Mondays. Their tips “should never be followed” the brothers say on their website. Why? Because they “aren’t experts on anything” and “barely offer any advice.” This sparky setup has put “My Brother, My Brother and Me” in Top 10 comedy podcast rankings (including iTunes) more than once. The format usually involves audience questions followed by discussions that can spiral crazily out of control. In a segment titled “The Money Zone,” ads from corporate sponsors and paid messages from listeners get the McElroy treatment. Other segments include “Munch Squad,” in which Justin ridicules press releases from
fast-food companies; "Haunted Doll Watch," about random eBay listings of haunted, possessed or cursed dolls for sale; "Movie Watch," in which the brothers discuss incorrect, inaccurate and often-unrelated plot points in movies; and "Sad Libs," in which Travis creates tragic stories with blank spaces and fills them with nonsensical words. The show titles themselves vary widely, from “Erotic Balloon Puzzles” to “The Legend of Cracker Barrel.” Sandwiches and church pants also have been discussed. The McElroys created and produced the show — which now tops 400 episodes — in early 2010. In January 2011, “My Brother, My Brother and Me” joined the podcast/ radio-production network Maximum Fun. A podcast-based TV series premiered on the short-lived NBC Universal subscription service Seeso (2016/17) and now streams on the VRV service. In case you wondered, Justin is the oldest, Travis the middle brother and Griffin the youngest. Watch that dynamic play out.
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THEATER INFORMATION ATM: An ATM is located in the Grand Lobby. Concessions: Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies. Coat check: Available at the concierge desk. Emergency information: In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest usher who will direct you to the appropriate exit. Elevators: Elevators are located on each side of the lobbies on all levels. Lost and found: Items are turned into the concierge desk on the day of a performance. To inquire about a lost item, please call Public Safety at 770.916.2911. Parking: PREPAID PARKING AVAILABLE. Cobb Energy Centre offers prepaid parking for performances. On each performance page on the Cobb Energy Centre website there is now a button to purchase parking in advance for $12. Day-of parking is still available for $10 (cash or credit). There are 1,000 on-site parking spaces; 700 in a four-level deck and 300 more in a surface
lot. Valet parking is available for The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only. $10 day of park fee; $12 prepay option; $15 valet (cash or credit card). Restrooms: Located on house right and house left of all three lobbies. Family restrooms are located on house right of all three lobbies. Mobility-impaired patrons may use any of our restrooms. Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside the building. Please use the terrace exit to step outside and smoke. Special assistance: Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the box office at 770.916.2850 for advance arrangements. Audio clarification devices are available to our hearing-impaired guests at no charge. This is on a first-come, firstserved basis. A limited number of booster seats are also available. Wheelchairs are available upon request. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned.
COBB ENERGY CENTRE REQUESTS: • All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the performance. Please be aware that not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. • Please turn off all cellphones before each performance. Please limit conversation during the performance. • Audio & video recording devices are permitted or restricted at the discretion of the artist(s). • Please unwrap all candies and cough drops before the performance.
•T his policy applies to The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only: We know that patrons make every effort to be on time for events out of respect for the performers and other theatergoers. However, there are times when traffic or weather problems cause late arrivals. Latecomers may watch the beginning of a show on flat-screen TVs in our lobby until the theater has reopened to allow guests into the auditorium. In addition, touring companies set the policy for allowing those who arrive past curtain time into the theater. We ask late patrons to wait until the approved time and we reopen the theater doors. Please plan ahead to arrive early and relax before the performance begins.
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UPCOMING EVENTS at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre For the most up-to-date list of performances, please visit cobbenergycentre.com Tickets sold at the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.
Atlanta Ballet: “Love Fear Loss” September 20-22
Darci Lynne & Friends
Penn & Teller
Marisela and Amanda Miguel
The Atlanta Opera: “La Cenerentola”
The Doobie Brothers
An Evening with Julie Andrews
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! November 15-17
Straight No Chaser November 20
Nate Bargatze December 7
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CHAIRMAN Jerry Nix | Post 6
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Barbara Kiss
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST Lorena Dominguez
VICE-CHAIR A. Max Bacon | Post 2
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, SPONSORSHIPS, & PROGRAMMING Tom Rowland MARKETING COORDINATOR Laura Sullivan RECEPTIONIST Beryl Bernier BOX OFFICE MANAGER Richard Scholla ASSISTANT BOX OFFICE MANAGER Russel Kennedy BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR Dianna Cassin-Khoury HOUSE MANAGER Ellie Clark DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Jessica Coale DIRECTOR OF SAFETY & SECURITY Larry Green
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jon Summers PRODUCTION MANAGER Sarah Panozzo HEAD AUDIO ENGINEER David Young HEAD ELECTRICIAN Julia Jordan HEAD CARPENTER/RIGGER Mark Newman
Mike Boyce | Post 5 Earl Smith | Post 7 Steve “Thunder” Tumlin | Post 1 Robert P. Voyles | Post 3 GENERAL MANAGER & CEO Michele L. Swann
DIRECTOR OF FACILITY SERVICES Arthur McDowell CHIEF ENGINEER Marty Taylor ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR Joseph DeSoto DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Brian Duncan
PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGER Jamie Wheeler
ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION STAFF
PUBLIC SAFETY SUPERVISOR Carlyle Roberts
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer D. Dobbs
CULINARY DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE CHEF Nicholas Walker
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH Sarah Clay Lindvall
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DIRECTOR Sam Olens
SECRETARY/TREASURER Larry M. Dingle
DIRECTOR Kessel D. Stelling
DIRECTOR Helen S. Carlos
DIRECTOR Percy Vaughn
DIRECTOR Mary Staley Clark
DIRECTOR Jack Ward
DIRECTOR Shan Cooper
DIRECTOR EMERITUS Barbara E. Williams
DIRECTOR Barbarella Diaz DIRECTOR Fran Friedrich
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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS! Producer $25000+ Bobbie Bailey Foundation Helen & Jimmy Carlos Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority Delta Community Credit Union Georgia Lottery Ge Lettie Pate Evans Foundation The Molly Blank Fund (Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation) Scicom Infrastructure Services, Inc. Synovus Foundation Walton Communities Director $10000 - 24999 Di Terry Chandler Sylvia & Bruce Dick Ed Voyles Automotive Group Emerson Climate Technologies Genuine Parts Company Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Power Ge Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Goldstein The Imlay Foundation John & Mary Franklin Foundation Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company National Endowment for the End Arts Cheryl & Jerry Nix Regions Bank Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Total Wine & More Wells Fargo Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.
Playwright $2500 - 4999 Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc. Elaine & John Carlos Susana Chavez Larry Dingle Fisher & Phillips, LLP Goode Goo Van Slyke Architecture Margaret Kleiman McKenney’s, Inc. The Morgan Fund Carol & Jim Ney Michelle Quinones RISPA Performing Arts School Taylor English Joanne Truﬀelman Tull Charitable Foundation Presenter $1000 - 2499 Judith M. Alembik Andrew Blaisdell Mike Boyce Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Randy Donaldson Judith & Fred Keith Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Billy R. Lyde Lisa & Sam Olens Renasant Bank Rena Kathleen E. Rios Bennie Shaw Earl Smith Subaru of Kennesaw The Vinings Rotary Charity Fund Belle & Bob Voyles
Lead Le Actor $500 - 999 Anonymous Designer $5000 - 9999 Susan & David Abee Abney Family Foundation Cobb Travel & Tourism Bennett Thrasher Foundation, Inc. Bruce Cohen Cobb Community Foundation The Cumberland Mall Lynn Cochran-Schroder Maryanne Elliott Barbarella & René Diaz Forsyth Academy of The Kendeda Fund Performing Arts The Martha & Wilton Looney Teena & Rob Garcia Foundation, Inc. Gay Construction Company Publix Super Markets Charities Patricia T. & Gene Hennsler Clare Richardson Vicki D. Palefsky Smiley for Kylie Foundation Alex Paulson Michele & David Swann Josh Pike Pi Ticketmaster Karen & John Spiegel Tyler Perry Studios James Wall Valery Voyles Jean & Jack Ward
Ensemble $250 - 499 Jessica Coale & Corrie Phillips Ushers at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Mike Cronin David Delk Andrew Diaz Winkelmann Sondra Dillon Nicki Glee Susan M. Levy Sara Stephens WH Management Group, LLC
Audience $1 - 249 (cont.) Mary C. Jackson Linda L. Johnson Carolyn J. Johnston Shea Jones Florrie Kelley Delores Kennedy Kennesaw State University Foundation, Inc. Walter Kiley Beverly Kinsey Mike Knowles Susan Krull Lambert High School Audience $1 - 249 Emma Lankford Anonymous (2,843) Phyllis P. Lea Jo Ann P. Ard Robert S. Lederman Susan & Robert Arko Diane Levere Julie Arnold Barbara Lewitt Dani & Chris Benner Deborah Lundquist Debbie & Irwin Berman Michelle Mahoney Ann Blair Hope Martin Marty Bohan Sheree H. Martin James A. Bohart Dr. Liss Maynard Brenda Bookman Greg McAlvin Jo Ann Boyd Christopher C. McCoy Rose Briglevich Ollie McCoy Dan Britt Pat McGinnis Carole Brooks Leslie McLeod Casey Brown Craig McMahon Jeﬀery Brown Stephanie Meeboer Diane Caldwell William Miles Anne Camery Deborah Minor Lynn Camp Donna Misra Cantigny Research David Nadler Foundation, Inc. Sandi C. Nelson Patricia Claus Kinsey O’Lee Alan Clarke Rochelle Oms Gretchen Corbin Sunnah & Tara Pasha Audine Crosse John Patton Joan M. Davey Wendy Pero Gillon David Margaret L. Pope Diggs Tom Davis Henry Quillian Patti Dickey Dic Mike Quinlan Dillehay Management Group Gregory A. Randell Jennifer D. Dobbs Embassy Suites Centennial Park Rosalind Reiss Lizzy A. Rhodes Brenda & Philip Etheridge Elizabeth H. Roper Randall Farmer Barkley Russell Georgianna Ferrero Francis H. Russy Anna Filardi Carla Sessions Delbert Flack Collin M. Siedor Fran & Bruce Friedrich Ann Sisk Dave Herman Bonnie Smith Gail & Lyons Heyman Linda Smith Philanthropic Fund of the Alisa Smith-McMahon Jewish Federation Pat & Bob Snider Melissa Gilbert Jeannie Speed Paul Goggin Donna Stembridge Andrew Guerrasio Richard Stevens Christine Guerrasio Marilyn & Jim Sustrich Joseph Gursky Tama Tanowitz Jermaine Gurvin L ynn Walley Dale Gustafson Mary Wellington Cyndi Hinesley Hin The Westminster School Greg Holliday Pauline & Gregory Wilson Deborah Hooper Nancy Merrell Woodyard Ray Horihan Daniel Zalacain Arlyn B. Huntzicker Listing reﬂects gifts made between October 1, 2017 and June 12, 2019 If you do not see your name or are listed incorrectly, we apologize. Please contact us at 770.916.2817 to correct.
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creating the future through arts education
Over 380,000 Georgia students and educators served since 2007!
ArtsBridge Foundation, the non-proďŹ t arm of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, provides quality arts education and community engagement programming designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and arts supporters. Your Mark dars! Calen
2019 FALL SEASON
High-quality, educational performances that connect to Georgia Standards of Excellence and Common Core
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades 1 - 6 | $10 per ticket
Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades PreK - K | $10 per ticket
Friday, November 1, 2019 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Grades 9 - 12 | FREE ADMISSION Presented by The Atlanta Opera
Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades 3 - 8 | $10 per ticket
Skill development for both students and educators in the performing arts Classes taught by Broadway professionals in partnership with
August 10, 2019 Dance Technique Class in the style of Cats
November 2, 2019 Performance Technique Class in the style of Wicked
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 5-PART SERIES
August 23 & 24 September 14, October 19 & November 16
A ﬁve-part workshop series with Juiliard-educated vocal coach, Tim Evanicki, that covers all college audition guidance from choosing the right school, ch navigating the Uniﬁeds maze, and wading through scholarship opportunities.
DONATE TODAY! Visit ArtsBridgeGA.org to learn how you can help keep ticket prices low and the buses rolling!
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