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The creative team of Waitress is the first to be all-female in Broadway history.

Grammy Award-winning singersongwriter Sara Bareilles wrote the music for the hit musical Waitress. Broadway in Cincinnati caught up with her in New York in January, 2017. Broadway in Cincinnati: How did you get involved in this project? Had writing music for the stage been something you’d always wanted to do? Sara Bareilles: I actually never thought about writing music for a Broadway show. I always imagined myself as a performer. I did a little community theater growing up. So when I imagined myself down the road I always thought

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Book (script) writer Jessie Nelson says she worked hard to stay true to the film’s spirit and also to its creator, Adrienne Shelly, even using some notes and unused pages from the movie’s script to ensure Shelly’s voice was present in the show.

I would be a theater performer, and then my life took a different turn. But when I moved to New York, I reached out to my agent and wanted to suss out if there were opportunities for me in the theater — perhaps as a performer — and then this presented itself and I sort of said yes on a whim. I didn’t know what I was saying yes to and it’s been life changing. BiC: What was it like to be a part of such an incredible — and all-female — creative team? That doesn’t happen often. SB: I don’t think we knew that it was groundbreaking at the time, because it wasn’t really a decision to specifically choose women for these roles — which is why I feel so proud that it happened organically. We were just the right people for these positions, and I always really love thinking about the next generation of young women who want to see themselves in jobs as theater directors and composers and writers and choreographers. It’s very gratifying to imagine the impact this might have on someone.

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BiC: What about the original movie Waitress resonated with you and made you want to write the music for this? SB: When I watched Adrienne Shelley’s film, I came away with such a sense of her humanity, and I loved that it was ‘messy.’ I loved that the world she created was not made of black and white, heroes and villains. There is basically no one in this show who is all one thing or the other, and that feels like an honest reflection of life to me. So it was nice to get to try to carve out a deeper sense of soulful storytelling on the characters’ behalf with music in a way that spoke to that. It’s complicated — which felt very human to me, and I love that.

In many ways, Jenna’s story reflects the experience of Adrienne Shelly, who conceived the original film while pregnant with her daughter, and wrote the screenplay in just two weeks. Similar to Jenna, Shelly wondered how motherhood would change her life.

BiC: How does writing for the stage differ from what you’ve done as a recording artist? SB: What I love about writing for the stage is that it’s all about the character and the storytelling. Progressing the story and getting information across, but doing it in a way that is true to the character’s essence. As someone who has been brought up as a pop writer, I think sometimes it’s easy to fall into certain patterns. But for me stepping into the theater was like: Oh the gloves are off. There are no rules. You can kind of do anything, so it was very liberating and playful. I so enjoyed getting the puzzle of it. You get a short ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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The role of Jenna has been played on Broadway by Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicolette Robinson, Katharine McPhee, and even Sara Bareilles herself.

amount of time to deliver a lot of information or to deepen a relationship. It was all about putting the puzzle pieces together and that was really fun. Really hard, but really fun. BiC: Is there a particular moment when you can tell the audience is with you, investing in the characters? SB: I love this show because there are a lot of those mile markers throughout the show. One of the moments that comes to my mind is when you meet Ogie, who is sort of our lovable clown. He doesn’t come on stage until about 50 minutes into the show but he provides such comic relief and you feel the audience get buoyed up by his joy and his guilelessness. I love that moment because you know that they’ve gone to a deeper place just prior, and they’re relieved for the release of the tension. It means they’ve been invested in the characters’ journey, which I love. 10

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In the original film, Adrienne Shelly played the character Dawn, seen here (played by Jessie Shelton) with Ogie (Jeremy Morse), her energetic, endearing love interest.

BiC: What is your favorite song in the show, and what song was hardest to write? SB: The hardest song by far was the opening number. I rewrote it 195 times and when we finally got it, I was in tears. We were in this tiny little backstage music director’s room and everyone’s piled in there and I’m like: Is this it? And Diane [Paulus], our director, was like: YES! And I was like: Oh my gosh! My favorite song to write I think was “She Used to be Mine.” It was the first song I wrote and it was my portal into the world of Waitress. It was me actively falling in love with this character and seeing so much of my story reflected in hers, even though our circumstances are very different. That song remains incredibly special to me. BiC: Do you want to write more for the stage? SB: I would love to do more shows. Going to the theater has been a great love of my life from childhood. So now being a part of a team that’s creating one of these experiences is deeply gratifying. I know better now how much time it takes and so I will think about that next time, but I’m hooked. I loved it and felt so warmly embraced by the community at large and I feel undyingly grateful for that so I would love to continue to get to lend whatever I can to this medium.

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BiC: Who are you seeing in the audience of Waitress? SB: There are a lot of mothers and daughters, and our story is about a soon-to-be mother and her relationship to her friends, so there are a lot of sisters and friends. But there are a lot of men too and a lot of young people, which I love. I interviewed every kind of audience member that I could find and they all came out saying they were surprised by the journey that they went on. And the thing that I found the most gratifying was that they all came away feeling like they’d been taken on an emotional journey. They didn’t know they were going to laugh so much and they didn’t know that they were going to cry. The story we’re telling is a really heartfelt one and there’s something in there for everybody.

Throughout the show, Jenna creates pie recipes that parallel her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie,” “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie,” and “Deep (Sh*t) Dish Blueberry Pie.”

BiC: Why do you think people should see this show? SB: I really think people will enjoy this musical. There’s a lot of humor. There’s a lot of heart. I personally think the music is really good. <laughs> It’s a small show and we’re a small team, and we took great care in putting the show together and crafting the right cast and crew and band. It’s a painstaking process but it’s done with so much love. Q and A provided courtesy of Broadway in Cincinnati

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Striving for authentic baking scenes, Waitress hired a pie consultant to ensure Jenna practices proper baking techniques and real ingredients are used on stage in each performance!

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About the Show Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”). Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

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APRIL 5- 7, 2019

APRIL 23 - 28, 2019

JUNE 25 - 30, 2019

AUGUST 6 - 11, 2019


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The American Repertory Theater PRESENT

Norton and Elayne Herrick

BOOK

MUSIC & LYRICS

Jessie Nelson

Sara Bareilles

Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly Christine Dwyer Maiesha McQueen Jessie Shelton Steven Good Jeremy Morse Matt DeAngelis Ryan G. Dunkin and

Richard Kline Harper Allegra

Rheaume Crenshaw Riley Madison Fuller David Hughey Kolby Kindle Adam J. Levy Tatiana Lofton Lulu Lloyd Gerianne Pérez Brad Standley Grace Stockdale Alex Tripp Kevin Zak

SET DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

LIGHTING DESIGN

SOUND DESIGN

Scott Pask

Suttirat Anne Larlarb

Ken Billington

Jonathan Deans

WIG & MAKE UP DESIGN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Richard Mawbey

Nancy Harrington

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER MUSIC COORDINATOR

Abbey O’Brien

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

NETworks Presentations Jason Juenker

Nicole Olson RPM

MUSIC DIRECTOR

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Lorin Latarro DIRECTOR

Diane Paulus Original motion picture produced by Michael Roiff / Night & Day Pictures World premiere produced by the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, August 2, 2015 Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and Diane Borger, Producer 2

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CAST (in order of appearance) Jenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRISTINE DWYER Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RYAN G. DUNKIN Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JESSIE SHELTON Becky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAIESHA McQUEEN Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RICHARD KLINE Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MATT DeANGELIS Mother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LULU LLOYD Father . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADAM J. LEVY Nurse Norma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RHEAUME CRENSHAW Dr. Pomatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEVEN GOOD Ogie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEREMY MORSE Francine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALEX TRIPP Lulu (Tues., Weds., Sun. mat., Sun. eve.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HARPER ALLEGRA Lulu (Thurs., Fri., Sat. mat., Sat. eve.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RILEY MADISON FULLER Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RHEAUME CRENSHAW, KOLBY KINDLE, ADAM J. LEVY, LULU LLOYD, GERIANNE PÉREZ, G ALEX TRIPP, KEVIN ZAK SWINGS DAVID HUGHEY, TATIANA LOFTON, BRAD STANDLEY, GRACE STOCKDALE DANCE CAPTAIN KEVIN ZAK UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of performance. For Jenna—LULU LLOYD, GRACE STOCKDALE; for Becky—RHEAUME CRENSHAW, TATIANA LOFTON; for Dawn—GERIANNE PÉREZ, GRACE STOCKDALE; for Dr. Pomatter—ADAM J. LEVY, BRAD STANDLEY; for Earl—ADAM J. LEVY, BRAD STANDLEY; for Joe—DAVID HUGHEY, KOLBY KINDLE; for Ogie—ADAM J. LEVY, KEVIN ZAK; for Cal—DAVID HUGHEY, KOLBY KINDLE

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE “What’s Inside” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna and Company “Opening Up” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna, Becky, Dawn, Cal and Company “The Negative” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna, Becky, Dawn “What Baking Can Do” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna “Club Knocked Up” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Women “When He Sees Me” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dawn and Company “It Only Takes a Taste” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Pomatter and Jenna “You Will Still Be Mine” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Earl and Jenna “A Soft Place to Land” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna, Becky, Dawn “Never Ever Getting Rid of Me” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ogie and Company “Bad Idea” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna, Dr. Pomatter, Company ACT TWO “I Didn’t Plan It” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becky “Bad Idea” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “You Matter to Me” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Pomatter and Jenna “I Love You Like a Table” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ogie, Dawn, Company “Take It From an Old Man” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe and Company “She Used to Be Mine” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna “Everything Changes” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna and Company “Opening Up” (Finale) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company MUSICIANS Music Director/Keyboards—ROBERT COOKMAN Conductor/Piano—LILLI WOSK Drums—JEFF ROBERTS; Bass—LEXI BODICK; Cello/Guitar—NICK ANTON; Guitar—ED HAMILTON Music Coordinator—JOHN MILLER WAITRESS WILL BE PERFORMED WITH ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION.

This musical is dedicated with love and gratitude to the memory of Adrienne Shelly. Adrienneshellyfoundation.org

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CAST PHOTOS

CHRISTINE DWYER

MAIESHA McQUEEN

JESSIE SHELTON

STEVEN GOOD

JEREMY MORSE

MATT DeANGELIS

RICHARD KLINE

RYAN G. DUNKIN

H ARPER ALLEGRA

RHEAUME CRENSHAW

RILEY MADISON FULLER

DAVID HUGHEY

KOLBY KINDLE

ADAM J. LEVY

TATIANA LOFTON

LULU LLOYD

GERIANNE PÉREZ

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GRACE STOCKDALE

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BIOS CHRISTINE DWYER (Jenna) is stoked to join Waitress! Broadway/tour: Wicked (Elphaba), Finding Neverland (Sylvia), Rent (Maureen). Film/TV: Sleep No More (Oct 2nd), NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live.” Christine performed as Elphaba on the Tony Awards and for President Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Hannover Messe. Thank you to the creative team, Telsey, HKCR and CLA for this gift. Love to family, teachers and Chowdah. Thank you to fiancé Matt for your patience and love always. In memory of Andy Scannell. For Mom—the Queen of kindness and goodness. Tweet/IG: @cteendryer. theworkingstudio.net. christine-dwyer.net.

Diane, Nadia, Sara and the team for this opportunity. “Be kind to one another. Go Red Sox!” @MattDeAngelis22. MattDeAngelis.com.

MAIESHA MCQUEEN (Becky). National tours: Waitress (Nurse Norma). Off-Broadway: Peaches (Blues Lady). Regional highlights: The Color Purple, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Portland Center Stage); Chasin’ Dem Blues (True Colors Theatre). Love to family and “tribe.” Special thanks to Natarsha Garcia and AGI Entertainment. NYU, Tisch. @maieshamcqueen. maieshamcqueen.net.

RYAN G. DUNKIN (Cal). National tours: The Buddy Holly Story, Cheers: Live on Stage, The Full Monty. Off-Broadway: Balls The Musical, Good News, Drat! The Cat. Regional: The Full Monty, Dirty Blonde, Camelot, A Wonderful Life, Forever Plaid, A Christmas Carol. TV: “Bull,” “Killing Lincoln,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Some commercials. Love to the six nieces. @RyanGDunkin.

JESSIE SHELTON (Dawn) is an actor and multi-disciplinary performer based in NYC. This is her first national tour and she could not be more excited and grateful to be hopping on board! She has been seen on stages and in living rooms all over NYC. Some favorite roles include Fate in Hadestown (NYTW), Willa in Party in the USA (Edinburgh Fringe), Lady Dare Bellingdon in Conflict (Mint Theatre) and Judith in 36 Questions, a musical podcast in which she starred opposite Jonathan Groff. Education: Carnegie Mellon B.F.A., Moscow Art Theatre/Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Rhodopi International Theatre Lab. Huge thanks to the team at Wolf Talent, Andy, and much love to Maya and the menagerie. More at jessieshelton.com.

JEREMY MORSE (Ogie) is thrilled to be taking this diner on the road! Broadway: Waitress (Ogie, Ensemble, u/s Ogie). American Rep.: Waitress (Ogie). Off-Broadway: Ars Nova Bloodsong of Love by Joe Iconis (Drama Desk nominee—Lo Cocodrilo). Love to mom, dad and his lady Alex. Thanks to HH, PG, SB. @jeremycmorse.

STEVEN GOOD (Dr. Pomatter) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Waitress! Broadway: Waitress, Escape to Margaritaville. Regional: Grey Gardens (Ahmanson), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T), Once (A.R.T. workshop). Film/TV: “Nightmare Nurse” (Lifetime), “Notorious” (ABC), “Hart of Dixie” (WB). M.F.A. Harvard/ Moscow Art Theater/A.R.T. Love and thanks to his wife Minea, Mom, Dad, his family and to his agents at Stone Manners Salners! @thestevengood. MATT DEANGELIS (Earl). Broadway: Waitress (Earl), Hair (Woof). West End: Hair (Woof). First nat’l tours: Hair (Woof), American Idiot (Rep. from Jingletown), Once (Svec). TV: “Person of Interest,” “Madam Secretary,” “Daredevil.” The role he is most looking forward to is real life husband to his stage wife Christine Dwyer! Thank you family, Actors’ Equity, Leading Artists, Whole Artist Management,

RICHARD KLINE (Joe) was recently seen in The Sting starring Harry Connick, Jr. Tours: Wicked (The Wizard), The Rothschilds, Jake’s Women (Jake). Broadway: City of Angels, November (Pres. Smith). Regional: Spamalot, Other Desert Cities, Death of a Salesman, Henry V, They’re Playing Our Song, Titanic, Company, By Jeeves. TV: “The Americans,” “Bluebloods” and as Larry Dallas in “Three’s Company.” richardkline.tv.

HARPER ALLEGRA (Lulu) makes her Broadway tour debut in Waitress. She is grateful for the support of the cast, her family, her teachers and her friends. Harper dedicates her performances this season to the memory of her late grandmother who was her first and biggest fan. Instagram: @harper.allegra RHEAUME CRENSHAW (Ensemble, Nurse Norma, u/s Becky). Broadway: Groundhog Day, Amazing Grace. Off-Broadway: Don’t Bother Me…Cope (NYCC Encores!), Alternating Currents (Working Theater). Regional: Golem of Havana (Miami New Drama), Black Nativity (Congo Square/Goodman), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Crossroads/NJPAC). Workshops: Family Resemblance (O’Neill Theater Center). Film/TV: Subways (Novonovous). Phil 4:13. RILEY MADISON FULLER (Lulu) Riley is excited to be making her theatre debut. In addition to acting & dancing, Riley enjoys playing with her dolls and three dogs. Instagram @rileymadisonfuller DAVID HUGHEY (Swing, u/s Cal, u/s Joe) Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess. National tour: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Lincoln Center: Show Boat. Regional: West Side Story, I Dream, Into the

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BIOS Woods, The Wiz. Soundtrack: 12 Years a Slave. @mrdavidhughey. davidhughey.com. “Dad, this is for you!” KOLBY KINDLE (Ensemble, u/s Joe, u/s Cal). National tours: The Book of Mormon, Sister Act, Dreamgirls, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Music Theatre Wichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Westchester Broadway Theatre. Giving thanks to God, his amazing family, friends, Patrick Goodwin/ Telsey and Clear Talent Group. B.F.A. Otterbein University. @kolbizzle. ADAM J. LEVY (Ensemble, u/s Dr. Pomatter, u/s Ogie, u/s Earl). National tour debut! Regional: Dave (Arena Stage), Fiddler on the Roof (Muny), The Light in the Piazza (Sheen Center). Proud Pace MT alum. “Infinite gratitude to the Waitress team, Pat Goodwin, CGF, my @bwayprincesspty fam, my teachers and my incredible parents.” @adamjlevy. TATIANA LOFTON (Swing, u/s Becky). National tour debut! Regional: The Wiz, Beauty and the Beast, The Merry Wives of Windsor at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Proud Pace University MT alum. “Thanks God, Buchwald, Pat Goodwin, my parents and CJ. For Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop.” Instagram: @Tatianalofton. LULU LLOYD (Ensemble, u/s Jenna). Broadway: School of Rock. National tours: Jim Steinman’s: Bat Out Of Hell the Musical (Sloane), School of Rock (u/s) Rosalie). Off-Broadway: York Theatre, Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons. Select regional: Bright Star at Old Globe, Musical Theatre West, Theatre By The Sea, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Endless gratitude: Mom, Bryan, Kari, family, friends, 9Muse and Telsey. As always, for Dad. lululloyd.com. Insta: @lulu.lloyd. GERIANNE PÉREZ (Ensemble, u/s Dawn) Broadway: In Transit (Kathy). First national tour: Vocalosity. Regional theater: In the Heights at the Hangar Theatre (Vanessa), Grease at Maine State Music Theatre (Rizzo). “Endless gratitude to the phenomenal Waitress team, BRS/Gage and, most importantly, my family.” Proud graduate of NYU! @gerianne.perez. gerianneperez.com. BRAD STANDLEY (Swing, u/s Dr. Pomatter, u/s Earl). Broadway: In Transit (dir. Kathleen Marshall). Tour: Hair (European tour). Regional: Once (Weston Playhouse, dir. Michael Berresse), The 12 (DCPA), Baz (Palazzo Theater). TV/film: “Days of Our Lives,” “Body of Proof.” Original music: Patreon.com/musicbybrads. Twitter/Insta: @musicbybrads. youtube.com/bradstandleymusic. 24

GRACE STOCKDALE (Swing, u/s Jenna, u/s Dawn) is elated to make her second first national tour debut. Grace was last seen traveling the nation with Kinky Boots in the original role of Nicola. “A huge thank you to our visionary, all-female creative team, and to my own tribe: this one’s for you.” @gracestockdale. ALEX TRIPP (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining the tour of Waitress! She is originally from Plymouth, Mass. and is a graduate of The Hartt School. Love to Mom, Liv and Jer. Huge thanks to Pat G, Sara B and everyone else who helped dream this into reality. @sneakygirl14. KEVIN ZAK (Ensemble, Dance Captain, u/s Ogie). Off-Broadway: Neurosis (Frank), R.R.R.E.D. (Craig), Clinton The Musical (Kenn Starr, Lortel nomination), Silence! (Buffalo Bill). Other: national tour of Cats, The Muny, Goodspeed. Writer: Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher. Endless thanks to Pat Goodwin, Team Boals, husband and parents. @kevinjzak. JESSIE NELSON (Book) waitressed for 10 years before writing, directing and producing Corrina, Corrina and I Am Sam. She directed “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Her writing credits include Stepmom, The Story of Us and the children’s book Labracadabra. She co-wrote the musical Alice by Heart with Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, worked with Mabou Mines and was Artistic Director of the Sundance Writers Lab. Jessie is honoring Adrienne Shelly’s legacy by bringing her beautiful work to the stage. SARA BAREILLES (Music & Lyrics) is a six-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and a New York Times best-selling author. Since her 2007 debut, Little Voice, she has released five studio albums, including her most recent, What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. Waitress marks her Broadway debut. She is over the moon about it. sarabmusic.com. DIANE PAULUS (Director). Broadway: Waitress, Finding Neverland, Tony Award-winning revivals of Pippin (also Tony Award, Best Direction), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Hair. Other recent credits: Amaluna (Cirque du Soleil), In the Body of the World (A.R.T./MTC), Crossing (A.R.T./BAM). Diane is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World. LORIN LATARRO (Choreographer). Credits: Broadway’s Waiting for Godot with Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Dangereuses Liaisons, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street, Encore’s

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BIOS Assassins, The Curious Incident of the Dog… (Assoc.), The Public’s Twelfth Night, Queen of the Night, American Idiot (Assoc.). Performer in 14 Broadway shows, Twyla Tharp, Momix. Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate and Juilliard graduate. LorinLatarro.com. ADRIENNE SHELLY (Film). We celebrate Adrienne Shelly as the writer of the 2007 film Waitress. An actor (Trust) and director (Waitress, I’ll Take You There, Sudden Manhattan) for almost 20 years, she conceived the film while pregnant with her daughter Sophie (Lulu in the film), for whom she wrote it as a “love letter” in just two weeks. Adrienne’s legacy includes The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, created after she died in 2006 to support women filmmakers. It’s awarded 65+ production grants to talented women all over the world. Please visit adrienneshellyfoundation.org to honor Adrienne’s memory and support ASF’s critical artistic mission. NADIA DIGIALLONARDO (Music Supervision & Arrangements) worked with Diane Paulus on the Broadway revivals of Hair and Pippin, and has been part of the Waitress team from the start. Nadia and her sisters have been frequent guests on “A Prairie Home Companion” and can be heard on their CD, Shout, Sister, Shout!, as well as Sara Bareilles’s What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. Nadia graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar with a degree in urban planning. SARA BAREILLES AND THE WAITRESS BAND (Orchestrations). Sara Bareilles, Nadia DiGiallonardo, Rich Mercurio, Lee Nadel, Yair Evnine, Rich Hinman and Jamie Edwards. With Sara Bareilles, the band engaged in a deeply collaborative process to create the arrangements for the Waitress score. A group that includes singers, multi-instrumentalists, writers and producers from all different corners of the pop and theater world, they’ve each contributed their own unique ingredients to the pie. SCOTT PASK (Scenic Design) has designed more than 50 Broadway shows, receiving three Tony Awards for The Book of Mormon, The Coast of Utopia and The Pillowman. Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, Met Opera’s Peter Grimes. He has received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, BroadwayWorld, Bessie, Hewes and Garland awards. Honorary Doctorate, University of Arizona. SUTTIRAT ANNE LARLARB (Costume Design). Screen: American Gods, Steve Jobs, The Walk, London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony (Emmy), Slumdog Millionaire (CDG Award), 127 Hours (Production Design/ADG nom.), The Extra

Man, Cinema Verite (Emmy nom.), The American. Theater: Of Mice and Men, Finding Neverland, Hold On to Me Darling, Dying for It, The Killer, Frankenstein, Selma ’65. KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer). 100 Broadway shows include such milestones as Sweeney Todd and Chicago. Current tours: Chicago (worldwide), Dirty Dancing, White Christmas. Awards: Tony, NY Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Ace and the Lumen for his architectural lighting for New York’s Tavern on the Green. He is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame. JONATHAN DEANS (Sound Design). From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas, Broadway, West End, theme parks, hotels and retail, Jonathan has designed sound systems around the world, picking up a number of awards and nominations along the way. He teaches and is a consultant, developing leading-edge sound products. designingsound.com. RICHARD MAWBEY (Hair/Makeup Design). Theater: Evita, La Cage aux Folles, South Pacific, Frost/Nixon, Elf, White Christmas, Assassins, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, The Producers. Television: “Little Britain,” “Poirot,” Dame Edna, Dame Judi Dench. Film: The Ghost Writer, Titanic, Star Wars. Owner London’s Wig Specialities. THOMAS SCHALL (Movement Consultant). Over 70 Broadway shows. Among them, Jitney, The Color Purple, The Front Page, The Crucible, Blackbird, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Venus in Fur, War Horse…. Many shows at the Met Opera. JASON JUENKER (Production Management) has supervised 50+ national and international tours with NETworks Presentations, including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins and Miss Saigon. Other titles: Beauty and the Beast, Rent, Little Women, The Light in the Piazza, Shrek and Billy Elliot. He was also the Director of Production for Blue Man Group. JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). More than 100 Broadway shows. Recent: Waitress; Hello, Dolly!; A Bronx Tale; Miss Saigon; Comet; Something Rotten!; Les Misérables; Beautiful; Jersey Boys. Musician (bass): Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, BB King, Portishead, Bette Midler, Bob Dylan, Harry Connick Jr. NICOLE OLSON (Production Stage Manager) National: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Irving

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BIOS Berlin’s White Christmas. Regional: San Jose Repertory (six seasons including By the Bog of Cats… with Holly Hunter); TheatreWorks; Working (Water Tower, Chicago). B.A.: theater, Univ. of Southern California. Favorite pie: key lime, on a stick! SARAH GARRETT (Stage Manager). National tours: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dirty Dancing, Blue Man Group, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes. Other: Blue Man Group Orlando, The Walt Disney Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, Two River Theatre Company, The Ohio Light Opera. AMBER JOHNSON (Assistant Stage Manager). Touring credits: Hamilton (Philip national tour), Motown: The Musical (first and second national), The Phantom of the Opera (North American tour), The Book of Mormon (second national) and Jersey Boys (Chicago tour). Chicago credits include West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Oklahoma! (Paramount Theater); Seussical The Musical, Gypsy (Chicago Shakespeare). As always, Boomer Sooner! TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting). Broadway: Pretty Woman; Straight White Men; My Fair Lady; Carousel; Mean Girls; Frozen; SpongeBob SquarePants; Once on This Island; Anastasia; Hello, Dolly!; Come from Away; Hamilton; Kinky Boots; Wicked. Film: Mary Poppins Returns, The Greatest Showman, Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “This Is Us,” “House of Cards,” “Divorce,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “One Day at a Time,” “Atypical.” telseyandco.com. B.J. HOLT (General Manager). Management and consulting positions for Broadway, West End, U.S. and international touring theatrical productions including Chicago, Finding Neverland, Fosse, La Cage aux Folles, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Seussical and Sweet Charity. For Christina and Payson, always! NANCY HARRINGTON (Associate Director). Sisterhood is powerful. SUSANNA WOLK (Assistant Director). Broadway: Significant Other (Associate Director), Waitress, Finding Neverland (also A.R.T., first national tour). Directing: 54 Below, Theatre Row, Williamstown, Dixon Place, Oberon, The Flea, 13th St. Rep, Loeb Mainstage and more. Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow. Assisting: A.R.T., MCC, Geffen, Second Stage, Williamstown, NYS&F. B.A., Harvard University. susannawolk.com.

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ABBEY O’BRIEN (Associate Choreographer). Choreography: “Letterman,” Rock of Ages and Dreamgirls (Theatre Raleigh), American Idiot (TUTS), Spamalot (Lyric). Broadway: Spamalot, Pal Joey, Rockette’s, NBC’s “Smash.” Associate director/ choreographer: Odyssey (Public Theater), Elf (Paper Mill), Ragtime (Lincoln Center). AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER is the world-renowned theater at Harvard University. Under Artistic Director Diane Paulus, the A.R.T. has launched the Tony-winning productions of All the Way, Pippin, Once, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Currently on Broadway: Finding Neverland and Off-Broadway: Sleep No More, Nice Fish. Upcoming Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. BARRY AND FRAN WEISSLER (Producer). Recipients of seven Tony Awards including the longest-running American musical in the world, Chicago, which has been presented in over 25 countries in more than a dozen languages. NORTON AND ELAYNE HERRICK (Producer) own Herrick Company, with property transactions totaling $5 billion. Kentucky Derby/ Belmont Stakes/Dubai World Cup winner. Herrick Entertainment has produced and financed many exceptional Broadway shows, including Tony Awardwinning Hair and Pippin, and many films including Critics Choice Award-winner Lone Survivor and the new hit reality TV show, “American Beauty Star.” theherrickcompany.com. ALECIA PARKER (Executive Producer). Credits: worldwide Chicago, Pippin, Finding Neverland, etc. Currently licensing Once the Musical internationally. Other credits, spanning more than 30 years, include executive producer of La Cage aux Folles, The Scottsboro Boys, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Seussical, etc. Proud mother of Michael. DAVID I. BERLEY (Producer). Lifelong lover of the Great American Songbook, David is a real estate investor and Walter & Samuels chairman. He is delighted to make his Broadway debut as a producer. INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK (Producer) is a consortium of leading presenters of touring Broadway shows in cities throughout North America. Recent Broadway/ national tours: Dear Evan Hansen; Hello, Dolly!; Cats; Waitress; The Color Purple; On Your Feet!; An American in Paris; and Pippin.

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BIOS/STAFF A.C. ORANGE INTERNATIONAL (Producer). A leading producer, presenter, ticket vendor and venue operator of performing arts in China. PETER MAY (Producer) is president of Trian Partners. Broadway credits include Hello, Dolly! (Tony); The Humans (Tony); An American in Paris; Anastasia; Cinderella; A View from the Bridge (Tony); Fortune’s Fool; and many others. MICHAEL ROIFF (Producer) has produced 14 feature films, his first being the original motion picture Waitress. At the time, Adrienne told him that it would take him all over the world. She was right. KEN SCHUR (Producer). B’way: Network, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations. Off-B’way: Ruthless! The Musical, Motherstruck. Feature Film: Block Island. MARISA SECHREST (Producer) is a producer and the live stage representative for Paramount Pictures. altairentertainment.nyc. JAM THEATRICALS (Producer) founded by Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, presents theater series in 30 markets, produces on Broadway and is the recipient of nine Tony Awards. 42ND.CLUB (Producer) includes principals Jim Kierstead, Gregory Franklin, Phil Kenny and Marty Newton. SQUARE 1 THEATRICS (Producer). Tony, Olivier winners Jay Krottinger, Ryan Tanner. “Thank you, Sq1believers!” square1theatrics.com. BENJAMIN SIMPSON & JOSEPH LONGTHORNE/SHIRA FRIEDMAN (Producer). A boutique producing and general management partnership is thrilled to be involved with Waitress. “Love to our families and friends.” SimpsonLongthorneTheatricals.com and shirafriedmanphoto.com.

STAFF FOR WAITRESS GENERAL MANAGEMENT BJ Holt, General Manager Hilary Hamilton, Associate General Manager TOUR MARKETING & PRESS REPRESENTATION ANITA DLONIAK & ASSOCIATES, INC. Anita Dloniak  Melissa A. Hazek CASTING TELSEY + COMPANY Bernard Telsey, CSA  Patrick Goodwin, CSA Ally Kiley TOUR BOOKING AGENCY THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair, Kara Gebhart thebookinggroup.com Company Manager . . . . . . . . Hilary Hamilton Production Stage Manager . . . . . Nicole Olson Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Garrett Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Amber Johnson Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . Susanna Wolk Assistant to Diane Paulus . . . . . Mary McGowan Associate Scenic Designer . . . . Evan Adamson Associate Scenic Designer . . Orit Jacoby Carroll Assistant Scenic Designers . . . Gabriel Firestone, Mary Hamrick, David Tousley Associate Costume Designer . Martin Schnellinger Assistant Costume Designer . . Caroline Spitzer Assistant Costume Designer . . . . . Amber Paul Associate Lighting Designer . . . . Aaron Porter Assistant Lighting Designer . . . . Conor Mulligan Automated Lighting Programmer . Marc Polimeni Associate Sound Designer . . . . . . . Drew Levy Associate Sound Designer . . . . . Brian Walters Electronic Music . . . . . . . . . . Randy Cohen Production Carpenter . . . . . . Eric “Pesci” Sutta Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . .Seth Larkin Assistant Carpenter/Flyman . . . . Shawn Watson Assistant Carpenter/Automation Schuyler Woods Assistant Carpenter/Deck . Kasey Lynn Walraven Production Electrician . . . . . . James Fedigan Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Briggs Asst. Electrician/ Moving Lights . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Short Assistant Electrician/ Followspot . . . . . . . . .Benjamin Abernathy Production Props Supervisor . . . Emiliano Pares, BB Prop Services Head Props . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Crawford Assistant Props . . . . . . . . . . David Summey Production Sound/ Head Sound . Timothy Jarrell Assistant Sound . . . . . . . . . . Steven Zeller

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STAFF Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . Jocelyn Seawright Hair/Make-up Supervisor . . . . Teresa Victoriano Production Assistant . . . . . . . .Claire Carden, Hannah Mitchell, Brendan O’Hara, Emma Olson Music Copyists . . . . Emily Grishman Music Prep Assistant to John Miller . . . . . . Nicole Jennino Assistant Keyboard Programmer . Taylor Williams Dialect Coach . . . . . . . . . . Dawn-Elin Fraser Fight Director . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Schall Fight Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Zak Associate to Jessie Nelson . Karen Leigh Hopkins Legal Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . Loeb & Loeb Accountant . . . . . . Marks Paneth & Shron LLP/ Mark D’Ambrosi, Marina Flom Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RPM Production Photography . . . . . . Joan Marcus, Scott Martinez, Philicia Endelman Banking . . . City National Bank/Stephanie Dalton, Michele Gibbons Insurance . . . . . . .Stockbridge/ Neil Goldstein Merchandising . . . . . . . . . . Creative Goods Payroll Services Checks and Balances Payroll, Inc. NATIONAL ARTISTS MANAGEMENT CO. Vice President of Marketing . . . . Chelsea Salyer Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . .Ken Sperr Chief Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . Tejal Patel International Manager . . . . . . . . Nina Skriloff General Management Associate Stephen Spadaro Assistant to Mr. Weissler . . . . . . . Anna Mack Assistant to Mrs. Weissler . . . . . Leah Siesfeld Assistant to Alecia Parker . . . . Hayden Anderson Assistant to BJ Holt . . . . . . . . . Tyler Forrest Manager of Accounting/Admin . Marian Albarracin Accounting Associate . . . . . . . . Marion Taylor CONNECT WITH WAITRESS waitressthemusical.com Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WaitressMusical #WaitressMusical #WaitressTour

SPECIAL THANKS Chris Gero, Carson Helton, Trey Smith, Jamie Haigh, Kris Mazzarisi, Tyler Forrest, Charity Farrell Brooks Brothers, Yamaha, Vic Firth and Sabian Sara Lee® Official Pie Partner for pies used on stage in the production International Bookings: Nina Skriloff ninas@namcousa.com Rehearsed at Carroll Music Studios

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. All stage work performed by employees represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Press Agents, Company and House Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. This production is produced by members of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.

CREDITS Scenic items fabricated by PRG -Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, LLC, New Windsor, NY. Show control and scenic motion control featuring Stage Command Systems by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, LLC, New Windsor, NY. Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting. Audio equipment from PRG Audio. Props and certain scenery by Proof Productions, Inc., Tom Carroll Scenery, BenBri Properties. Prop pies by KSM Creations. Perichables Pies by Whole Foods. Bass by Kolstein and Son Violin Makers. Certain costumes executed by John Kristiansen New York, Inc. Official make up partner MAC. 28

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “movie palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multipurpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballets, comedies, concerts, movies and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, accommodating 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. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is in the arcade entrance to the theater. It is open for walk-up ticket sales 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours before show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour before show time. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.foxtheatre.org, at all Ticket Alternative outlets and at all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular box-office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to groups for most Broadway shows. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 404-881-2000 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 in the Spanish Room; accessible/Family restrooms are located through the office door in the main lobby. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted at 10 a.m., 1 1 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards and upcoming shows. Tour tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please call 404-881-2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the event staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days. EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff.

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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. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you need assistance during your visit please ask for one of our Event Staff members. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance or more information, please call the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2100. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call 404-881-2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A Ticket Office associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. ELEVATORS Elevators are at the north end of each lobby and are available during all performances. They make it possible to access each lobby without using the 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 Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the theater. 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. • L atecomers will be seated at the discretion of management in conjunction with the wishes of the producers. • Please turn off all pagers and cellphones before 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.) MARQUEE CLUB PRESENTED BY LEXUS A stunning 10,000 square feet of exclusive space located on the northeast side of the theatre, the Marquee Club has access to the fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic Fox marquee and Peachtree Street. The Marquee Club is the perfect way to elevate your experience at the Fox. The club can be accessed through one of the annual membership options or on a per-event basis, as space allows. Entry to the club must accompany a ticket to the proceeding performance. For more information on club access, visit foxtheatre.org/MarqueeClub or call 404-881-2127.

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ETIQUETTE

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1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be

seated until intermission.

2. T  ake care of personal needs (water, restroom use) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cellphones, beepers and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience 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 theater is never allowed. It distracts those around you and endangers 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 those behind you. Please consider those seated behind you when choosing whether to wear a hat or what hairstyle you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artists or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag.

STAFF Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.O.O. Jeff Quesenberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VP of Sales and Marketing Lester Andrews. . . . . . Director of Information Systems Nancy Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Lucy Lawler-Freas. . . . . . . . . . Director of Programming Shelly Kleppsattel. . . . . . . Booking & Contract Manager William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. . . . . . Director of Events & Public Safety David Simpson. . . . . . Director of Ticket Sales & Service Shelby Moody. . . . . . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Aly Knight Grubb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing Andrew Chatwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager Amanda Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Manager Laura Zimbrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Partnership Premium Seating Manager Leigh Burns. . . . . . . . . . Director of Fox Theatre Institute Andy Arnold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Security Manager Amy Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production Lisa Marie Malovoz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Larry Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Props/Projectionist Ray T. Haynie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman Keith O Cowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chairman Clara Axam, Robyn Barkin, Beauchamp Carr, Renee Dye, Sheffield Hale, John Holder, Walt Huntley, Edward Hutchison, Craig Jones, Jay Myers, Glen Romm, Howard Smith

EMERITUS MEMBERS John Busby Jr., Anne Cox Chambers, Pat Connell, Rodney Cook, Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts, Jere Drummond, Richard Flinn, Julia Grumbles, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Starr Moore, Joseph Myers, Edgar Neiss, Carl Patton, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Simms, Preston Stevens, Clyde Tuggle, Carolyn Wills Official Beverage of the Fox

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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. Please wait until the bows are over and exit with the rest of the audience. 32

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Looking for a favorite flavor? You’ll find it here. Story and Photos by Jennifer Preyss Mathlouthi

With a taste “like summer,” Buttermilk Sky Pie’s rich and creamy, made-from-scratch coconut cream pie is based on “Nanny’s” generations-old Tennessee recipe.


A traditional pecan pie reinvented with chocolate and coconut sprinkles combined with a sweet shortbread crust at Buttermilk Sky Pie.

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ith the arrival of Waitress and all its talk of pie, I got to thinking: “Where do local pie-o-philes find the best slices?” I set out to find the best pies and pie shops in Metro Atlanta, and came up with five frequently recommended places, including one for gluten-free pie lovers! My less-than-scientific — but more-than-tasty — investigation took me to Alpharetta, Duluth, Kennesaw, Sandy Springs, and Woodstock, among other stops. Forks ready? Let’s dive in! In alphabetical order: BUTTERMILK SKY PIE SHOP Location(s): 4600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs Phone: 404-975-3822 Website: buttermilkskypie.com Buttermilk Sky’s Kimmie Chung wants her shop to be the go-to guilty pleasure for everyone in Atlanta. Customers aren’t arguing. “This really is my favorite pie location,” customer Renon Bosarge told Chung as he left the store with a smile and a 9-inch pie. Chung says she opened the Southern-themed Buttermilk Sky in Sandy Springs to follow her entrepreneurial dream of owning a coffee shop. Each of the eight pies on the regular menu is homemade and baked daily on-site. Mainstay favorites include “I-40 Pecan,” chocolate, and “Granny’s Apple.” Seasonal flavors are occasionally available, and the shop offers something called Cloud 9 — a mini pie with ice cream served in a jar so you get both treats in every bite. Pies

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can be ordered online and picked up in store or shipped. The shop’s menu also includes beverages including coffee, Coca-Cola products in glass bottles, and 1950s-style pints of whole milk. If you find yourself away from home with a hankering for a Buttermilk Sky pie, know there are at least 15 more locations in Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Knoxville is home to the original location. CRAVE PIE STUDIO Location(s): 3107 B Main Street, Duluth Phone: 678-485-7198 Website: cravepie.com

Crave Pie Studio bakes homemade pies (top) and quiches (above) daily, including miniature selections perfect for one or two to share.

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When you walk into Crave Pie Studio on Duluth’s downtown square, pause a moment to take in the smells that surround you. Customers crowd a robust pastry cabinet where Briana Carsons’ artisan pies sit on display. Crave is about the experience of pie, says Carsons, known as the “pie-vangelist.” The shop purposefully offers small bistro tables and no Wi-Fi. “I want people to come in and disconnect, drink coffee, eat pie, and have conversations,” says Carsons. “When customers come in, they smell the butter and sugar and see people cooking. It transports them to a different place,” Carsons says. “If they come in grumpy, they leave a little happier. Pie really does do that.” Carsons opened Crave almost seven years ago after being laid off from a corporate telecommunications job. She eventually enrolled in culinary school, following a lifelong passion. Today, Crave’s menu includes mini and full-size pies in chocolate pecan bourbon, maple pecan, lemon chess, and chocolate chess with a heart-shaped dusting of powdered sugar, among others. Savory pies and quiches are served, too.

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PAUL’S POT PIES Location(s): 10 Mill Street, Marietta; 2750 Jiles Road, Kennesaw Phone: 404-975-3822 Website: paulspotpies.com Paul’s Pot Pies opened on the Marietta Square in 1984 as a traditional comfort food café. One menu item consistently earned rave reviews: the chicken pot pie. “People loved it, and still do,” says Paul Luberkazzi, a classically trained chef and Culinary Institute graduate. When customers began ordering full-sized pot pies, Luberkazzi turned his café into a take-and-bake retail operation. “My pies have probably been served and transported to 35 states by customers who want to take them back home,” says Luberkazzi, “which says a lot for a little pie operation in Marietta.” The menu features more than a dozen options including BBQ, classic chicken, chicken curry, Italian sausage, jambalaya, pot roast, seafood chowder, turkey, and vegetarian. Both the Marietta and Kennesaw locations of Paul’s Pot Pies have large commercial kitchens in which the pies are baked fresh each morning. PIE BAR Location(s): 8720 Main St., Suite 130, Woodstock Phone: 678-402-6245 Website: orderpiebar.com Pie Bar owners Lauren and Cody Bolden have been sweet on each other since high school. After college, marriage, and good careers in non-culinary fields, they decided to keep it sweet by baking and selling homemade pie for the masses and opened their shop in 2015.

The great advantage of Paul’s Pot Pies’ ‘take-andbake” chicken (top) or jamabalya pot pie (above) is that while they’re baking, their wonderful aromas fill your home.

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“We are really fortunate to have the community supporting us, because we don’t sell something people have to have,” says Lauren Bolden, who is also Pie Bar’s chief recipe artist. “We want Pie Bar to be about the atmosphere,” she says, “It’s the nostalgia, it’s the quality of pie, it’s the total experience.” Along with a great atmosphere, the shop offers both sweet and savory pies, including customer favorites bourbon chocolate pecan, salted apple caramel streusel, and rosemary chicken pot pie. Currently, the Boldens are in the midst of expanding Pie Bar’s offerings nationwide with Pie Provisions, a pie-in-a-box item sold by 60 independent retailers. Encore readers Andy Berardi and Valarie Sellers are among her biggest fans. Sellers calls the Peanut Butter Pie “amazing.” Berardi says the shop is “by far the best in Georgia,” citing the diverse variety of flavorful pies.

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SALLY’S GLUTEN FREE BAKERY Location(s): 4390 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta; 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs Phone: 404-847-0211 Website: sallysglutenfreebakery.com Bonnie Owings began experimenting with gluten-free baking long before gluten sensitivities were commonly understood. Twenty years ago, she was a stay-at-home mom and former nurse practitioner with arthritic pain in her hands who started exploring alternative recipes. “I didn’t know anything about the

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gluten-free world back then,” she says. “It was a journey to figure out my gluten sensitivities and relearn how to eat and cook.” Owings explored baking substitutes and eliminated wheat, barley, and yeast from her favorite treats. Before long, she was inundated with orders for her gluten-free baked goods. The Sandy Springs bakery, her first of two locations, opened nine years ago. Owings offers her popular pumpkin and pecan pies throughout the year, along with other pie flavors and baked goods. Everything else in her shop is always dairy-free, paleofriendly, and vegan. Author’s Note: In addition to the five shops described above, our pie lovers – er, researchers – found it important to note that Encore Atlanta readers are extremely fond of THE PIE HOLE in Roswell (openyourpiehole.com, 678-461-3776). :: Encore Atlanta readers Andy Berardi, Joelle Hughes, and Valerie Sellers contributed to this article. Follow writer Jennifer Preyss Mathlouthi on Instagram @jenpreyssmath.

Who says pumpkin pie is only a Thanksgiving food? Sally’s Bakery stocks made-fresh-daily gluten-free pumpkin (top) as well as pecan pie (above) year-round.

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Chattanooga C H O W- C H O W

Five decades after being declared the “dirtiest city in the United States,” Chattanooga has become one of the cleanest, hippest, most effervescent destinations in America. Story and Photos by David Danzig

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Slurp up ramen noodles and other Japanese-inspired comfort food at Two Ten Jack, located in the basement level of Warehouse Row.

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xactly 50 years ago, the EPA declared—and Walter Cronkite famously reported on the “CBS Evening News”—that the city of Chattanooga had claimed the mantle as “the dirtiest city in the United States.” Reports of cars running headlights day and night due to the factorygenerated soot and smog painted a bleak picture of a town once known as the inspiration for the wholesome WWII-era song, “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”

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RIGHT: Gastropub Urban Stack makes its home in one of Chattanooga’s oldest buildings. In what may be an inadvertent homage to the former railway baggage room, backpacks are now a common item. ABOVE: The Asian Q burger at Urban Stack: American Wagyu beef patty, wasabi savory slaw, Asian ginger barbecue sauce, homemade cucumber kimchee and 5 pepper dry rub.

But what a comeback story Chattanooga has become! Transforming itself into one of the cleanest, hippest, and most effervescent tourism destinations in the country, Chattanooga blends its rich history, a gorgeous landscape, smart urban planning, and a fountain of artistic youthful exuberance to once again reign as a darling of the south. And do you hear that? That buzz coming from up I-75 is the sound of Chattanooga’s burgeoning food scene, a breeding ground for young chefs with the talent and freedom to execute top-quality creative concepts. Here are a few places to “chow chow” right now: Slurp up ramen noodles, along with many other Japanese delights, at Two Ten Jack located in the Warehouse Row

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development at the site of the Civil War-era Old Stone Fort. Descend into the building’s basement and find a cozy Far East motif that extends into the building’s multi-story atrium with long communal tables. This izakaya (a Japanese neighborhood pub) also dishes yakitori (skewered and grilled chicken), sushi, and other Japanese-inspired comfort food sourced from local purveyors. The lively atmosphere is further fueled by the drink menu, which includes local craft and Japanese beers, cocktails-on-tap, sake, and Japanese whiskey. Gourmet burgers are the name of the game at Urban Stack, a gastropub operating out of one of the city’s oldest buildings, once used as the former baggage room for the Alabama & Chattanooga Railroad lines. Order up one of more than 20 different types of burgers including several “Urban Classics,” hormone-free beef burgers enhanced by everything from bacon and eggs to pastrami to chorizo. Or, if red meat is not your thing, try a “Specialty Stack” built on an alt-beef base of hot fried chicken, lamb, or a vegan mushroom patty.

TOP: The “A Moonpie of Sorts” dessert at White Bird, made with chocolate semifredo, cinnamon marshmallow graham blondie and a galaxy glaze.

Located steps from the iconic Walnut Street Bridge in the ground floor of the new Edwin Hotel, White Bird ruffles culinary feathers with an upscale homage to the Tennessee River Valley and the surrounding region. With

ABOVE: The entrance to White Bird in The Edwin Hotel next to the Walnut Street Bridge.

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views of the Tennessee River, the bright, modern aesthetic of the dining room pairs well with the restaurant’s locallysourced, seasonal menus. These rustic dishes are impressively cheffed-up, coming across as sophisticated while retaining a down-home feel. The menu features creative spins on Appalachian classics, including rabbit and dumplings, pulled and pressed pork, and a whole chicken lacquered in honey and tea with mushroom fricassee. For dessert, the “Moonpie of Sorts,” a reimagined version of the original confection Chattanooga made famous, is a must.

Come for the savory, leave with the sweets: Breakfast biscuit and caramels at North Shore’s Milk & Honey.

Take a casual stroll across the Tennessee River on one of the city’s bridges to the North Shore and arrive in the land of Milk & Honey. This happening casual café serves gourmet breakfast and lunch items all day, every day from 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Nosh on sweet and savory breakfast treats like Kentucky-based Shuckman’s smoked salmon on a bagel, farmhouse biscuits with Benton’s bacon, buttermilk waffles, and sourdough French toast. Also available, of course, are espressos and coffee, including the super-smooth Milk & Honey Latte sweetened with fresh milk and local honey. For a sweet snack, grab a fresh-baked pastry, a scoop of their homemade gelato, or a frozen paleta, a Latin-style fresh fruit popsicle.

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Award-winning architecture is just part of the quirky allure of Flying Squirrel, a fascinating edifice of steel, glass, and weathered woods. Known as one of Chattanooga’s premier cocktail spots with house-made infused spirits (think smoked peach whiskey) and an extensive beer list, the Squirrel’s food also turns heads with one of the most globally eclectic menus south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Matzoh ball pho, fried chicken bao buns, Cuban tacos, and a falafel sandwich are a few of the intercontinental comfort food dishes with which restaurant-goers can pair the Squirrel’s unique libations. The bar is 21+ except on Sunday mornings when the whole family is invited to brunch. Brunch dishes include 5-Spice French Toast, spicy chicken biscuits, and roasted potato hash, which you can wash down with a Sriracha Bloody Mary.

Find globally eclectic menu items at Flying Squirrel. TOP: Duck fat okonomiyaki made with pork belly, sunny egg, and purple potato. ABOVE: Pimento cheese made with Sweetwater Valley cheddar and bacon.

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Things to Do in Chattanooga besides Chow…

TOP: A pig-nosed turtle swims through the Tennessee Aquarium’s River Journey. ABOVE: The original (freshwater) River Journey building, opened in 1992, was followed by Ocean Journey expansion in 2005, and a new Island Life gallery scheduled to open inside the saltwater aquarium building in March.

Gnome and fairy sightings are frequent at the delightfully kitschy Rock City located at the top of Lookout Mountain, six miles from downtown Chattanooga. Out of the ground come massive granite formations creating an “Enchanted Trail” through narrow passages and a swinging bridge that culminates at Lover’s Leap (aka Eagle’s Nest), a dramatic cliff where, on a clear day, you can see seven states. Be sure to grab an iconic bird house from the gift shop, designed to mimic advertisements painted on barn roofs in the 1930s when the attraction first opened. At one point, these advertisements could be seen on barns as far west as Texas and as far north as Michigan. Having just welcomed their 25-millionth guest, the Tennessee Aquarium has set the standard for a fresh and saltwater aquarium experience for the past 27 years. The latest buzz comes from the new Island Life gallery, which is scheduled to open in March inside the Ocean Journey building. The new exhibit will include flashlight fish, colorful chameleons, and a wave machine that will crash against a viewing window where guests can watch the hypnotic cadence of cold-water fish splashing into brightly colored anemones and sea stars. Also, be sure to buy a package that includes one of their jaw-dropping IMAX nature films.

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Perched atop a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and just steps away from the Tennessee Aquarium, Walnut Street Bridge, and Hunter Museum of American Art, The Edwin Hotel captures the current local spirit of Chattanooga, emanating the personality and uniqueness of a boutique property with the services of a major chain. This 90-room stunner boasts luxe rooms that are awash in local art. Hit White Bird downstairs for meals, and the rooftop bar, Whiskey Thief, for evening drinks and Instagram-worthy views of the Tennessee River and Walnut Street Bridge.

TOP: No matter the season, the view from atop Rock City is always spectacular. ABOVE: On a clear day you can see 7 states from the top of Rock City

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DINNER THEATER LIPS-ATLANTA – (BR) Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, part wa-a-ay over-the-top dinner theater in Brookhaven. The only things padded here are the waitresses. Open Wed.-Sun. only. Reservations required for dinner shows (not for the bar). Complimentary on-site valet parking. See website for more important information. 3011 Buford Highway 404-315-7711 atldragshow.com

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AMERICAN/NEW AMERICAN PARISH — (OFW) Unique people, delicious food and good-for-the-Earth goods all come together at this brasserie and neighborhood café. Step off the BeltLine and join the vibrant culture of Inman Park. Whether you go upstairs to the brasserie or head downstairs to the café, expect inspired familiar American food, inventive beverages and warm hospitality. 240 North Highland Avenue NE 404-681-4434 parishatl.com

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TWO URBAN LICKS — (M) Heats up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its fiery American cooking. The experience available at TWO urban licks has made it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard 404-522.4622 twourbanlicks.com MOLLY B’S — (D) A southern inspired chophouse with a chef-driven menu, Molly B’s is a destination restaurant and private club located in Mercedes-Benz Stadium boasting an outstanding view of the field. See website for important information. Mercedes-Benz Stadium 1 AMB Drive NW 470-341-5050 mollybsatlanta.com

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EUROPEAN FUSION ECCO – (BK, M) Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. Three locations. Buckhead: 3586 Peachtree Road 404-347-9558 Midtown: 40 7th Street NE 404-347-9555 ecco-atlanta.com ITALIAN ALTOBELI’S (JC) has been your Italian neighborhood restaurant since 1988. following classic Italian food recipes, Altobeli’s creates a wide selection of dishes — antipasti, meat, fish and pasta, including gluten free and vegetarian fare — made from the freshest ingredients available. 3000 Old Alabama Road 770-664-8055 altobelis.com

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Be our guest for a Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour! You will be guided on a walking, storytelling experience to learn more about the restaurant you love, while being inspired by the life and vision of founder S. Truett Cathy. ABOUT THE TOURS • Original: An enlightening journey through the history of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, and the core values of the company. • The Deluxe: Visit S. Truett Cathy’s office, enjoy tastings in The Kitchen and experience The Nest, our training center. PLAN YOUR VISIT • Tours are held Monday – Friday for adults and children over six. • For schedule and pricing options visit: Tours.chick-fil-a.com Contact info: Chick-fil-abackstagetour@chick-fil-a.com 5200 Buffington Road • Atlanta, GA 30349

Let us FIX your meal on your next restaurant outing! Named top restaurant in Georgia in 2016 by YELP and USA TODAY Best of Atlanta Vegan Restaurant award from Atlanta Magazine in 2016

Check our website or Facebook for info on Jazz night!

Lunch • Sunday Brunch • Dinner • Carry-out • Catering 565-A Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30308 | ph (404) 815-8787 www.herbanfix.com

Private event room available for birthdays, company events and holiday parties. PMS 7529

PMS 7533

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LA TAVOLA – (M) Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior and a back patio. 992 Virginia Avenue NE 404-873-5430 latavolatrattoria.com

MEXICAN ALMA COCINA – (D) A refreshing 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. Downtown: 191 Peachtree Sreet NE 404-968-9662 Buckhead (coming soon): Terminus 100, 3280 Peachtree Road NE #100 alma-atlanta.com EL TACO – (VH) An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Avenue NE 404-873-4656 eltaco-atlanta.com

MAGGIANO’S MOM’S LASAGNA

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EL TACO’s stacked Mexican pizza

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MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY – (BK, C, P) Specializing in Italian cuisine — and lots of it — in a classy-casual setting. Pick a booth for an intimate date night, or go big; This place is good for kids and groups, too. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead: 3368 Peachtree Road 404-816-9650 Cumberland: 1601 Cumberland Mall 770-799-1580 Perimeter Mall: 4400 AshfordDunwoody Road 770-804-3133 maggianos.com

IMPERIAL FEZ’s tapas

MOROCCAN/NORTH AFRICAN IMPERIAL FEZ — (PB) offers a unique dining experience centered around the traditional flavorful foods of North Africa — along with nightly exotic entertainment. It’s more than just a night out, it’s event dining at its finest! 2285 Peachtree Road NE 404-351-0870 imperialfezrestaurant.com SEAFOOD BULLY BOY (M) offers eastern seaboard fare from its farms, rivers and coastal waters with an approach that has far reaching influences. Fare is paired with a

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LURE – (M) A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Avenue 404-817-3650 lure-atlanta.com

for the business crowd. Four locations: Alpharetta (in Avalon): 9000 Avalon Way 678-722-3602 Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Road #175 404-815-6677 Midtown: 1144 Crescent Avenue 404-873-7358 Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway 770-435-0700 southcitykitchen.com HERBAN FIX

nostalgic cocktail list and local and coastal craft brews. The wine program offers a focused selection of global classics and relevant surprises. Bully Boy is a destination restaurant located in the Old Fourth Ward. 828 Ralph McGill Boulevard 678-904-5607 bullyboyatl.com

HERBAN FIX’s curry noodle soup

SIMON’S Southern gravy chicken biscuit

SOUTHERN/SOUTHERN-INSPIRED SIMON’S RESTAURANT (M) brings innovative cuisine to Midtown Atlanta with signature dishes such as the Guinness Braised Short Ribs, Red Snapper and Dr. Pepper Glaze Pork Belly. Simon’s fulfills the vision of a vibrant restaurant where the cuisine, service, atmosphere, and energy are second to none. 793 Juniper Street NE 404-698-3715 simonsatl.com

VEGAN HERBAN FIX — (M) With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE 404-815-8787 herbanfix.com

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN – (A, B, M, V) With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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FRIENDS OF THE FOX Members of the Fox Theatre’s Friends of the Fox program help support the Fox Theatre Institute, the theater’s community engagement arm. The Fox Theatre’s legend lives on through their generosity, supporting the theater, the city of Atlanta and communities across Georgia. To learn more about the Friends of the Fox membership program, please visit www.foxtheatre.org/support-us, email membership@foxtheatre.org, or call 404.881.2023.

The Fox Theatre would like to thank the following Friends of the Fox who have given at the Legend ($10,000), Marquee ($5,000), Encore ($2,500) and Entourage ($1,000) levels: Legend Mr. James Dougherty Drew Eckl & Farnham Royce & Jessica Pedersen

Ripple IT Janice & Gary Sloan

Marquee Diana Blank Teresa Dau & Amanda McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Gary Martin Hays

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Margaret Ross

Encore John R. Adams Blake’s on the Park Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Borenstein Budget Rent a Car Atlanta John & Mary Ann Busby George Butler II Cathy & Mayson Callaway Matt Chambless & Michelle Love Citizen Lanier Holdings Colgate Crib Mattress Concierge Services of Atlanta

Michael Crew Ira & Talmer Curry Jr. Ritchie & Joy Dickey Gary & Betty Draper George Kuhn Julie & George Lott Lowery & Associates Land Surveying, LLC Adam Malone Carole Cole Musarra Jerel & Janet Rush Allan & Nicole Vella

Entourage Active Production & Design Inc. Collins Project Management, Inc. Allied Integrated Marketing Anne & Kym Reissing Allied International Cleaning Services, Inc. Repro Products Broadway in Atlanta ZIBEX, Inc. Harold Brody & Donald Smith Dorothy B. Ziemer

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F OX T H E AT R E I N S T I T U T E

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

Created by Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre, the Fox Theatre Institute is a catalyst for positive change in the community. FTI pays it forward, helping other artistic and cultural institutes renew, reinvigorate, and restore. Offering financial, operations, and restoration mentoring is at the heart of our efforts to stimulate Georgia’s local economies. • More than $1.3 million in financial support to more than 37 historic theatres and cultural arts centers in Georgia. • Funds the Georgia Presenters, an innovative statewide talent booking sonsortium that brings presenters, theatres, and communities together.

• Provides a K thru 5 educational outreach through Fox in a Box, a free interactive curriculum-based in-school field trip experience. • Friends of the Fox membership program has grown to more than 175 members with more than $480,000 raised torward FTI programs.

For more information visit

FoxTheatre.org/support/fox-theatre-institute


FOX FUN FACTS What lies beneath … Chances are you’ve never given the floor of the Fox Theatre much thought. But did you know that you’re walking on a woven bit of history? Here are some other fun facts: • The Fox Theatre carpet design is based on photographs and a sample of the original carpet installed here in 1929. • The design of the theatre carpet has symbols representing the Shriners and William Fox. • Sheep from both New Zealand and Scotland produced the wool mixture that is woven into the carpet. • Bloomsberg Carpet Industries custom-made the Fox Theatre’s Auditorium, Gallery and Egyptian Ballroom carpets. More than one acre of carpet was made. • The original carpet in the Egyptian Ballroom was made in Ireland. • The same company who custom-made the Fox Theatre’s carpet also produces the Supreme Court and Senate’s carpet. • The recent carpet installation took 21 days and over 900 man hours to complete.

• In January 2017, carpet was installed in the gallery section of the auditorium, covering the original linoleum flooring so it looks uniform with the rest of the theatre. This is the first time since Opening Day, 1929 that carpet has been in this section of the auditorium. • Additional carpet is always ordered for attic stock in case it is needed for repairing the existing carpet. • The yarn was processed and dyed in North Georgia and woven in Pennsylvania. 60

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• We replace our carpet every 18-20 years.


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