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COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

December 4

An Evening of Conversation with Julie Andrews

NOV–DEC

2019


WARHOL DID WESTERN ART ? No Fooling?

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Welcome! Oscar Wilde once said, “The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.” Welcome to our new stage... and the new life of Encore! For the past five months, the Encore team has worked tirelessly behind the curtain to create and curate our new look and feel alongside our fabulous director, Debbi Shapiro, and her amazing cast of brand ambassadors at HSP Marketing. Our goal? To become the defining voice of performing arts in Atlanta. We offer to you, the Atlanta arts patron, a cleaner, crisper, more updated, more relevant version of our previous self – one that is clearly defined and recognizable from afar, one that has a well-defined stage presence. Our insides have changed, too. No longer will we perform, editorially, in topics outside of the arts. Readers will now find photos and features focused exclusively on celebrating and chronicling the performing arts, and will enjoy arts-focused content on our newly redesigned website. Across all platforms, Encore is committed to bringing quality content to Atlanta’s arts patrons – from breaking news to backstage stories, and from season announcements to red carpet excitement. As this new Encore comes to life, we continue to be so grateful to our partners around town, without whom we couldn’t perform at all: The Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta Ballet, The Atlanta Opera, Rialto Center for the Arts and Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. So please join us as we allow our former Encore to take a bow – and help us raise the curtain on the new and improved Encore! We hope you enjoy it – and we hope you enjoy the show!

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6 | welcome Dear Patrons of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Welcome to Cobb Energy Centre. Whether this is your first visit or tenth we hope you enjoy tonight’s performance. This edition of our program brings a new name and a new look. Encore replaces Marquee and represents a deeper partnership with the Encore family of venue publications in Atlanta. You will see the same great content about upcoming shows, useful information about the Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation. As I am now completely immersed, after four months, in my position here at Cobb Energy Centre, I am even more excited to be a part of the fabric of this wonderful facility. I cannot thank you, the patrons, enough for your continued support of our venue. We have another great line-up of performances in November and December beginning with The Atlanta Opera’s production of La Cenerentola. Highlights include Il Divo, Julie Andrews, Brian Setzer and annual favorite Dave Koz. Refer to the Table of Contents on page 2 for the complete schedule. Check out the latest news from ArtsBridge Foundation on page 36. Thank you and please… enjoy the show!

Sincerely, Vickie Hubbard Managing Director


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A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS December 5 | 7:30 p.m.

NO NEED TO RUN AWAY TO THIS CIRQUE – IT’S COMING TO ATLANTA STORY BY

Janet Roberts Want to run away and join the circus? That’s just what Therese Curatolo has done. You’ll find her in the spotlight when “A Magical Cirque Christmas” comes to the Cobb Energy Centre, but she won’t be handling elephants or getting shot out of a cannon. Curatolo is the soloist whose vocal artistry brings the music of Christmas to the magical assembly of aerialists, acrobats, and illusionists who make up the 2019 production of “A Magical Cirque Christmas.” “I perform throughout the show, singing while the acts and sets change and during some performances,” Curatolo says.


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This Cirque has no animal acts. Instead, it builds on traditional human-powered circus skills like aerial and acrobatic performances in a theatrical setting to create a show for all ages. “We equate our show to the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas extravaganza, minus the Rockettes,” she says. The 2019 tour includes 40 dates and winds its way across the United States from the East Coast to the Midwest, down to Atlanta and points south, then over to Arizona before wrapping up in California. Like circuses of old, it’s never in the same city twice and is always on the move.

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10 | encore That might exhaust an average person, but Cirque’s performers are circus folk, and they roll with it, Curatolo says. “You get used to it,” she says. “Last year, we did six to seven shows a week, with matinees. It just works. The idle mind is the devil’s workshop, and we don’t do well when we just sit still. That’s what makes us a circus.”  oberto Carlos of R “A Magical Cirque Christmas.” Photo by Lou Baldanza.

Her repertoire includes carols, classical and contemporary holiday songs, and novelty songs, along with sing-alongs. “We do everything from Celine Dion and Maria Carey to Bing Crosby and Nat ‘King’ Cole,” she says. Audience participation is a regular feature of the show. No, you won’t have to swing on a trapeze or spin around on a giant wheel. But this year’s emcee, English magician/comedian John Archer might pull willing spectators up on stage for – well, anything is possible! Curatolo’s musical contributions stitch together a wide variety of performances in the air and on the ground, and also give her a close-up view that can be a little unnerving to the earthbound. “The show, visually, is very stimulating, with people on wheels, jugglers, people in the air ... I love watching everything, but we have one artist (Oleksiy “Alex” Mruz) who performs on the rola bola. It’s a balancing act where he’s always in


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motion, and I have to hold my breath while he’s performing. Sometimes I just can’t watch!” Mruz, like Curatolo, is returning for a second year with the Cirque. Along with Mruz’s rola bola, a collection of boards rolling on cylinders, acts in this year’s tour will include Yusaku-Mochizuki, who will perform the diabolo juggling act that American TV audiences viewed first on “America’s Got Talent.” Who else will be flying through the air, balancing on one hand, or otherwise inspiring awe on the 2019 tour? Featured acts will also include cyr wheel dancer Rachel Salzman and female trapeze duo Virginie Gerbeau and Zoé Sanscartier. Emcee John Archer, one of the UK’s top comedy magicians, has 17 years of experience entertaining audiences all over the world. He was most recently featured on “Britain’s Got Talent” and named “Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.” “A Magical Cirque Christmas” has roots on Broadway as well as in traditional circus and illusionism – its creators Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment produced “The Illusionists” on Broadway, which also has its own holiday show this season. This year’s, the “A Magical Cirque Christmas” tour is choreographed

 arah Togni on the S cyr wheel. Photo by Lou Baldanza.


12 | encore by Richard Peakman, associate director on Cirque’s 2018 tour and a veteran of circus-themed shows like “Circus 1903.” “He’s brilliant,” Curatolo says. “He choreographs every move, from entrances and exits to group numbers. I love working with him.”

 nna Ostapenko of A “A Magical Cirque Christmas.” Photo by Lou Baldanza.

Curatolo’s “A Magical Cirque Christmas” performances come right on the heels of her debut with another act familiar to Cobb Energy Centre audiences, Post-Modern Jukebox. The fan favorite show’s tour concluded just before Cirque Christmas goes into rehearsal. “I’m moving right from one show to another,” she says. “I’m having a blast [on the Post-Modern Jukebox tour], but I can’t wait to see my Cirque family. It’s so rewarding to perform together.” Any chance she’s put down her microphone and reach for a trapeze? “No way! I’m in 5-inch heels. I’m strictly on the ground!”


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LA CENERENTOLA November 2, 5, 8 & 10

Join The Atlanta Opera for their first mainstage production of the season! Two despicable stepsisters, a narcissistic buffoon, and some high-speed vocal acrobatics spell hilarity for Gioachino Rossini’s take on a beloved fairytale. In La Cenerentola, the goodhearted Cinderella casts off the helpless damsel-indistress persona to hold the original Mean Girls at bay. She’s not afraid to pursue her beloved (who she thinks is the Prince’s valet), only she’s finding that nothing at the royal palace is what it seems to be.

Tickets start at $42 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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DOOBIE BROTHERS November 12 8 p.m.

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mindblowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock ‘n’ roll for more than four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. The Doobie Brothers’ legacy has been built upon not just hit records, but also an unrivaled commitment to musical integrity and a steadfast allegiance to their enthusiastic fan base. The bands ability to evolve in a constantly changing industry and connections to generations of listening audiences is a testament to their craft.

Tickets start at $46.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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SESAME STREET LIVE! November 15-17

Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Join the fun with this interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. Audiences will learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster, build a snowman with Elmo, flap your wings with Big Bird, marvel at Abby’s magic, be amazed when Super Grover flies, and move to the rhythm with Rosita. Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together.

Tickets start at $20 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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STRAIGHT NO CHASER November 20 7:30 p.m.

Join Straight No Chaser on their Open Bar Tour. After humble beginnings as an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University, Straight No Chaser has spent the last decade becoming an Atlantic Records act with a devoted fanbase. Straight No Chaser has toured internationally and collaborated with numerous accomplished singers and performers. Along the way, the group has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views thanks to tightly arranged songs, impeccable vocal harmonies, and a healthy sense of humor.

Tickets start at $39 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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ELF ON THE SHELF November 23 12 p.m. & 5 p.m.

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere, comes to the live stage for the first time ever! This allnew musical and premiere stage production includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.

Tickets start at $35.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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HIP HOP NUTCRACKER November 29 7:30 p.m.

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is back and better than ever. This unique and joyful event is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and hip-hop founding father MC Kurtis Blow, who opens the show with a short set. Through this remixed and re-imagined version of the classic holiday tale, dynamic performers take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

Tickets start at $31 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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WILL DOWNING November 30 8 p.m.

With a career that spans over 30 years and 21 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time. Known as The Prince of Sophisticated Soul, his repertoire consists of signature interpretations of R&B classics, original hits, and the show-stopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This.� With fresh melodies and lush arrangements that satisfy all musical palates, Downing continues to serve his fan base through his own Sophisticated Soul record label and sold out tour dates across the country.

Tickets start at $39 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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IL DIVO December 1 8 p.m.

Join Il Divo for a distinct holiday spectacular with a live orchestra - unlike anything their fans have seen before. The quartet will perform songs from The Christmas Collection, their compilation of merry classics. Audiences can expect to hear memorable interpretations of familiar Christmas melodies for a heart-warming start to the festive season. Discovered and mentored by Simon Cowell over 15 years ago, Il Divo has become the consummate tenor powerhouse vocal group boasting more than 160 gold and platinum albums in 33 countries.

Tickets start at $41 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA December 3 8 p.m.

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and threetime Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their 16th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. The acclaimed show also features music from their four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!

Tickets start at $35 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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JULIE ANDREWS December 4 7:30 p.m.

A true legend in every sense of the word, Julie Andrews has entertained millions for more than half a century. Ms. Andrews shares her extraordinary experiences from her early days of vaudeville in England to the popular projects and work she continues to create today, including her new book, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years. Opening with a beautiful video montage of her work, “An Evening of Conversation with Julie Andrews” is a unique and unforgettable visit with one of the world’s most beloved icons.

Tickets start at $58 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS December 6 8 p.m.

Chart-topping, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz returns this holiday season with the 22nd annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019. Koz will be joined by South African guitarist/ singer Jonathan Butler, GRAMMY®-winning singersongwriter Melissa Manchester, Copenhagen-born jazz/soul saxophonist Michael Lington, and special guest Chris Walker, a singer, bassist and former musical director for Al Jarreau. This remarkable group will perform fresh renditions of timeless Christmas classics — as well as a Chanukah medley! — and hits from their respective catalogues. The tour, now in its 22nd year, has received nationwide critical acclaim.

Tickets start at $42 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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NATE BARGATZE December 7 7:30 p.m.

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, rising stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows around the world. Most recently known from the knockout Netflix series “The Stand-Ups,” Bargatze has been seen as a guest on numerous late-night TV shows and has performed regularly at music and comedy festivals. The son of a former clown turned world class magician, Bargatze’s comedy is known for its clean, relatable, and hilarious charm.

Tickets start at $32 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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BLACK NATIVITY December 13-15

Black Nativity is an African American telling of the Nativity story, written by acclaimed African American poet and playwright Langston Hughes and adapted by Robert John Connor. This one act musical opens in a modern day African American church on Christmas day, complete with testifying deacons, sanctified ladies, and down-home preaching. Audiences are taken back to the Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph on a journey filled with resplendent African costumes, magnificent choreography, and old-fashioned spirituals. The African American viewpoint and the gospel music make Black Nativity is a truly unique and entertaining theatrical experience.

Tickets start at $36 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


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MISS BLACK AMERICA ATLANTA December 19 8:30 p.m.

The Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant is presented by Georgia Whirl Productions, a proud member of SOMBA (the Sisterhood of Miss Black America) which produces the nationally televised Miss Black America Pageant as fundraiser for the American Institute of Positivity, a 501(c)(3) organization. The pageant is a night full of talent, humor, and ingenuity showcasing the beauty of the African American community. With musical acts, poetry, dance, and of course, the Delegate competition, it doesn’t get any better than this for a holiday affair for the whole family.

Tickets start at $25 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.


28 | theaterinformation 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. Dayof 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, vaping and e-cigarettes are 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 firstcome, first-served 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: •A  ll 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. •P  lease turn off all cellphones before each performance. Please limit conversation during the performance. •A  udio & video recording devices are permitted or restricted at the discretion of the artist(s). •P  lease 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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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.

Shen Yun January 3-12

The Atlanta Opera Salome January 25, 28, 31 & February 2

Atlanta Ballet Heart/Beat February 7-15

Atlanta Ballet 2 Swan Princess February 13-16

Il Volo February 17

Gordon Lightfoot February 18

Blippi Live! February 19

The Atlanta Opera Porgy & Bess March 7, 8, 10, 13 & 15

Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence March 19

Black Violin March 20

Jay Leno March 21

Atlanta Ballet Giselle March 27-29

RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles April 22

The Atlanta Opera Madame Butterfly May 2, 5, 8 & 10

Atlanta Ballet Firebird May 15-17

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VENUE STAFF MANAGING DIRECTOR Vickie Hubbard

DIRECTOR OF SAFETY & SECURITY Larry Green

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Barbara Kiss

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jon Summers PRODUCTION MANAGER Sarah Panozzo

PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGER Jamie Wheeler

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, SPONSORSHIPS, & PROGRAMMING Tom Rowland

PUBLIC SAFETY SUPERVISOR Carlyle Roberts CULINARY DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE CHEF Nicholas Walker

MARKETING COORDINATOR Laura Sullivan RECEPTIONIST Beryl Bernier

DIRECTOR OF FACILITY SERVICES Arthur McDowell

BANQUET MANAGER Abol Ghoreishi

ASSISTANT BOX OFFICE MANAGER Russel Kennedy

HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER Jeri Wallis

BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR Dianna Cassin-Khoury

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST Lorena Dominguez

HOUSE MANAGER Ellie Clark

HEAD ELECTRICIAN Julia Jordan HEAD CARPENTER/RIGGER Mark Newman

DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE Susan Burchell

BOX OFFICE MANAGER Richard Scholla

HEAD AUDIO ENGINEER David Young

CHIEF ENGINEER Marty Taylor ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR Joseph DeSoto DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Brian Duncan

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Jessica Coale COBB-MARIETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN Jerry Nix | Post 6

SECRETARY Johnny Gresham | Post 4

VICE-CHAIR A. Max Bacon | Post 2

Mike Boyce | Post 5

Steve “Thunder” Tumlin | Post 1 Robert P. Voyles | Post 3 GENERAL MANAGER & CEO Michele L. Swann

Earl Smith | Post 7

ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT Clare Richardson

DIRECTOR Helen S. Carlos

DIRECTOR Barbarella Diaz

DIRECTOR Sam Olens

VICE PRESIDENT Joanne Truffelman

DIRECTOR Mary Staley Clark

DIRECTOR Fran Friedrich

DIRECTOR Jack Ward

SECRETARY/ TREASURER Larry M. Dingle

DIRECTOR Shan Cooper

DIRECTOR Jerry Nix

DIRECTORS EMERITI Kessel D. Stelling Percy Vaughn Barbara E. Williams

ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION STAFF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer D. Dobbs

DIRECTOR OF ARTS EDUCATION Angela Farr Schiller

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR Lizzy Rhodes

PROGRAM COORDINATOR Audine Crosse


Ensemble $250 - 499 Anne Camery Jessica Coale & Corrie Phillips Ushers at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Mike Cronin David Delk Andrew Diaz Winkelmann Nicki Glee Sara Stephens WH Management Group, LLC

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 Council for the Arts Ge Georgia Lottery Lettie Pate Evans Foundation The Molly Blank Fund (Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation) Scicom Infrastructure Services, Inc. Synovus Foundation Walton Communities Wells Fargo Foundation Director $10000 - 24999 Terry Chandler Sylvia & Bruce Dick Ed Voyles Automotive Group Emerson Climate Technologies Genuine Parts Company Georgia Power Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Goldstein The Imlay Foundation John & Mary Franklin Foundation Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company National Endowment for the Arts Cheryl & Jerry Nix Regions Bank Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Total Wine & More The Zeist Foundation, Inc. Designer $5000 - 9999 Abney Family Foundation Bennett Thrasher Foundation, Inc. Cobb Community Foundation Lynn Cochran-Schroder Barbarella & René Diaz The Kendeda Fund The Martha & Wilton Looney Foundation, Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities Clare Richardson Smiley for Kylie Foundation Michele & David Swann Ticketmaster Tyler Perry Studios Valery Voyles Jean & Jack Ward

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. Patricia T. & Gene Hennsler Billy R. Lyde Lisa Li & Sam Olens Renasant Bank Kathleen E. Rios Bennie Shaw Earl Smith Subaru of Kennesaw The Vinings Rotary Charity Fund Belle & Bob Voyles Lead Actor $500 - 999 Anonymous Susan & David Abee Cobb Travel & Tourism Bruce Cohen The Cumberland Mall Maryanne Elliott Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts Teena & Rob Garcia Gay Construction Company Susan M. Levy Vicki D. Palefsky Alex Paulson Josh Pike Karen & John Spiegel Luci Sunshine James Wall

Audience $1 - 249 Anonymous (2,843) Jo Ann P. Ard Susan & Robert Arko Julie Arnold Dani & Chris Benner Debbie & Irwin Berman Ann Blair Marty Bohan James Jam A. Bohart Brenda Bookman Jo Ann Boyd Rose Briglevich Dan Britt Carole Brooks Casey Brown Jeffery Jeffe Brown Diane Caldwell Lynn Camp Cantigny Research Foundation, Inc. Megan-Claire Chase Patricia Claus Alan Clarke Gretchen Corbin Audine Crosse Joan M. Davey Gillon David Tom Davis Patti Dickey Dillehay Management Group Sondra Dillon Jennifer D. Dobbs Embassy Suites Centennial Park Brenda & Philip Etheridge Randall Farmer Georgianna Ferrero Anna Filardi Delbert Flack Fran & Bruce Friedrich Gail & Lyons Heyman Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation Melissa Gilbert Paul Goggin Andrew Guerrasio Christine Guerrasio Joseph Gursky Jermaine Gurvin Dale Gustafson Matthew Hand Cyndi Hinesley Hin Dave Herman Greg Holliday Deborah Hooper Ray Horihan Arlyn B. Huntzicker

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 Emma Lankford Phyllis P. Lea Robert S. Lederman Diane Levere Barbara Lewitt Deborah Lundquist Michelle Mahoney Hope Ho Martin Sheree H. Martin Dr. Liss Maynard Greg McAlvin Christopher C. McCoy Ollie McCoy Pat McGinnis McKinsey & Company Atlanta Leslie McLeod Craig McMahon Stephanie Meeboer William Miles Deborah Minor Donna Misra David Nadler Sandi C. Nelson Kinsey O’Lee Rochelle Oms Sunnah & Tara Pasha John Patton Wendy Pero Lisuan Poh Margaret L. Pope Diggs Henry Quillian Mike Quinlan Gregory A. Randell Rosalind Reiss Lizzy A. Rhodes Elizabeth H. Roper Barkley Russell Barbara Russy Francis H. Russy Carla Sessions Collin M. Siedor Ann Sisk Bonnie Smith Linda Smith Alisa Smith-McMahon Pat & Bob Snider Jeannie Speed Donna Stembridge Richard Stevens Marilyn & Jim Sustrich Tama Tanowitz Lynn Walley Mary Wellington The Westminster School Pauline & Gregory Wilson Nancy Merrell Woodyard Daniel Zalacain

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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.

2019 - 2020 SEASON FIELD TRIPS

High-quality, educational performances that connect to Georgia Standards of Excellence

Friday, November 1, 2019 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Grades 6 - 12 | FREE ADMISSION Presented by The Atlanta Opera

Monday, December 9, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades 6 - 8 | $10 per ticket

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades K - 8 | $10 per ticket

Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:00 AM Grades K - 6 | $10 per ticket Presented by Atlanta Ballet 2

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November 2, 2019 Performance Technique Class in the style of Wicked

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