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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA | FEBRUARY 2017

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phantom for the 21st century


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he Phantom of the Opera opened in London in the fall of 1986 and has never looked back. There are many theories for the popularity of the show that has chalked up

more than 12,000 performances since its 1988 Broadway debut and seen more than 20 singing actors behind the Phantom’s mask. It’s easily Broadway’s longestrunning musical, still regularly grossing $1.5 million a week. ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION

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Phantom producers say worldwide revenues have even surpassed by some distance such blockbuster movies as Titanic and The Lord of the Rings. It’s made a ton more money than Avatar, the world’s highest-grossing film at $2.8 billion. Why? There are plenty of theories, but Seth Sklar-Heyn, the associate director who oversees Phantom’s North American productions for producer Cameron Mackintosh, thinks it all boils down to love. “Whether you go into it as a romantic or not, you encounter a man who only wants one thing — to be loved by one person. If

that’s not universal, I don’t know what is.” It’s Sklar-Heyn’s job to keep an eye on the New York and touring productions so they remain tight, fresh and balanced. “I want to be moved,” he says. “I want to experience something that is alive and will move me in a way that film can’t. Phantom has been sort of the example. It’s a production where the music moves you, the visual moves you, the story moves you.” The story, based on the 1911 French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, is about a lonely, mysterious and misunderstood masked

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Madame Giry (Anne Kanengeiser), a choreographer for the onstage opera’s corps de ballet, seems to have a bit of history with the Phantom.


man, who dwells in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the young novice soprano Christine and wields his powers to help advance her career. Sklar-Heyn always wants the story to unfold clearly. “For that to happen, all the parts must be unified, from the sound and the music to the performance levels.� Broadway audiences continue to watch the original production, but the national touring edition was freshened several years ago. This is the second time Atlanta will see the updated version, which, of course, features the pop-operatic music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. 10 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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TOP: The Company performs the famous Masquerade and (below) the Scott Amblerchoreographed Hanibal.


PHANTOM PHACTS EEK, THAT CHANDELIER!

• The chandelier weighs 1,500 pounds and was designed by Howard Eaton for the updated national tour. Eaton also created the rings for London’s 2012 Olympic Games. • Though not an exact replica, Eaton’s design is based on the Paris Opera House chandelier. • It has more than 6,000 beads, with each strand containing 632 beads. • It’s built around a steel frame, which contains the mechanical elements that make it light up, shoot pyrotechnics, shake, rattle and explode. • It’s been rigged to “move in new and terrifying ways.” • At its maximum velocity, the chandelier drops at 10 feet per second. NUMBERS GAME

The story, script and original costumes, created by the late Maria Björnson, remain the same, although the newer version includes some Björnson designs that weren’t in the original production. In the reworked touring production, the Phantom gets more face — er, mask —time; in the original, he’s often heard instead of seen. And that famous chandelier? No worries — it still plummets to scare the living daylights out of you. It was redesigned to enhance your chills and thrills. There’s also new scenery by Paul Brown, anchored by a massive rotating wall unit that the stage crew calls “the Beast.” Those most familiar with the

original Phantom should notice that more real-life detail has been added. “You could call it a more naturalistic, contemporary approach to both characters and story,” says Sklar-Heyn. Laurence Connor, who directed the updated Phantom, was given the OK to “fill in more blanks, to clarify details, to redefine perspectives,” Sklar-Heyn says. Also, the actors now have more freedom to put individual stamps on their characters. Cameron Mackintosh calls the freshened Phantom “reborn for the 21st century.” If Phantom is your favorite musical, you can experience it all over again through new eyes.

• The Phantom of the Opera has been performed more than 65,000 times, for 140 million people in 35 countries and 160 cities, and in 15 languages. • The original cast recording has sold 40 million copies worldwide, making it the top-selling cast recording of all time. The New York production has grossed more than $1 billion. • It takes 21 tractor-trailers to carry the sets, costumes, props, lights, etc., from one city to the next. One truck is needed just for the two scenic elements that are “opera boxes.” • A cast of 37 plus 20 crew members travel with the show. About 75 more people are hired to help out in each city. • The production uses more than 200 speakers and more than 85 moving lights in a design that uses four kinds of haze and smoke effects. • The touring show requires more than 1,200 costume pieces and about 120 wigs. All but a few of the wigs are made of human hair. Source: The Phantom of the Opera

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PRESENTS

THE NEW PRODUCTION OF

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

Starring

DERRICK DAVIS KATIE TRAVIS JORDAN CRAIG and

MARK EMERSON DAVID FOLEY, JR. TRISTA MOLDOVAN ANNE KANENGEISER PHUMZILE SOJOLA EMILY RAMIREZ At certain performances

KAITLYN DAVIS plays the role of Christine

Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Lyrics by CHARLES HART Additional Lyrics by RICHARD STILGOE Book by RICHARD STILGOE & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Based on the novel “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” by GASTON LEROUX Orchestrations by DAVID CULLEN & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Musical Supervisor JOHN RIGBY Video & Projection Design by NINA DUNN for Knifedge Sound Design by MICK POTTER Lighting by PAULE CONSTABLE Costume Design by MARIA BJÖRNSON Set Design by PAUL BROWN Choreography by SCOTT AMBLER Directed by LAURENCE CONNOR

Costume Coordinator for the late MARIA BJÖRNSON CHRISTINE ROWLAND Associate Choreographer NINA GOLDMAN

Casting by TARA RUBIN CASTING MERRI SUGARMAN, CSA

For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour

US Musical Supervisor JAMES LOWE

Musical Director JAMIE JOHNS

Associate Director SETH SKLAR-HEYN

Production overseen by MATTHEW BOURNE & CAMERON MACKINTOSH

A CAMERON MACKINTOSH, THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP and NETWORKS Presentation Original Production still running at the Majestic Theater, New York City and Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, UK Musical Staging and Choreography by GILLIAN LYNNE Directed by HAROLD PRINCE

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CAST The Phantom of the Opera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DERRICK DAVIS Christine Daaé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KATIE TRAVIS Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JORDAN CRAIG Carlotta Guidicelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRISTA MOLDOVAN Monsieur Firmin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAVID FOLEY JR. Monsieur André . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARK EMERSON Madame Giry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANNE KANENGEISER Ubaldo Piangi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PHUMZILE SOJOLA Meg Giry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EMILY RAMIREZ Auctioneer/Jeweler (Il Muto)/Passarino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EDWARD JUVIER Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEVEN MITCHELL BROWN Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ERIC RUIZ Monsieur LeFevre/Firechief . . . . . . JAY LUSTECK (Feb 23-Mar 5), DAN DEBENPORT (Feb 22) Monsieur Reyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROBERT ANTHONY JONES Joseph Buquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VICTOR WALLACE Wardrobe Mistress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARGUERITE WILLBANKS (Feb. 22-March 4) LAURA MANN (March 5) Princess (Hannibal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KAITLYN DAVIS Princess (Hannibal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JORDAN ENSIGN Wild Woman (Hannibal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SARAH MOSSMAN Slave Master (Hannibal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TED KEENER*/ SHANE OHMER** Madame Firmin/Confidante (Il Muto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REBECCA ROBBINS Hairdresser (Il Muto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRAVIS TAYLOR Don Attilio (Il Muto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QUINTO OTT Policeman in Pit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JIM HOGAN The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire . . . . . . . MCKENNA BIRMINGHAM, JULIE EICHER, DANIELA FILIPPONE, ABIGAIL MENTZER, LILY ROSE PECK, ALLY TAYLOR SACKS Swings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEVE CZARNECKI, DANIELLA DALLI, DAN DEBENPORT, SARAH DEBIASE, LAURA MANN, ADRYAN MOOREFIELD, TARA SWEENEY Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TARA SWEENEY Assistant Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHANE OHMER *Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays **Wednesdays/Fridays/Sundays UNDERSTUDIES For The Phantom of the Opera – ERIC RUIZ, TRAVIS TAYLOR, VICTOR WALLACE For Christine Daaé – KAITLYN DAVIS, JORDAN ENSIGN For Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny – JIM HOGAN, ERIC RUIZ For Carlotta Giudicelli – SARAH MOSSMAN, REBECCA ROBBINS For Monsieur Firmin – ROBERT ANTHONY JONES, JAY LUSTECK For Monsieur André – EDWARD JUVIER, TRAVIS TAYLOR For Madame Giry – DANIELLA DALLI, MARGUERITE WILLBANKS For Ubaldo Piangi – EDWARD JUVIER, JAY LUSTECK For Meg Giry – JULIE EICHER, TARA SWEENEY ORCHESTRA Under the direction of JAMIE JOHNS Associate Music Director: RUTH KWAN Violin: MICHELLE MARUYAMA Keyboards: MICHAEL BORTH, ELAINE DAVIDSON, DAVID ROBISON LOCAL MUSICIANS Flute, clarinet: SAMUEL SKELTON; Clarinet: MIRANDA DOHRMAN; Flute, Piccolo: JEANNE CARERE; Accoustic and Electric Basses: MARC MILLER; Bassoon: EVA P. LEWIS; French Horn: EDWARD W. FERGUSON; Violin 1: MARY MATTHEWS BURNDRETT; Violin 2: JONATHAN URIZAR; Viola: PATRICK MICHAEL SHELC Cello: NAN REBECCA KEMBERLING Musical Contractor: LEONARD ALTIERI 18 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


MUSICAL NUMBERS PROLOGUE The stage of the Paris Opera House, 1911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auctioneer, Raoul & Company OVERTURE ACT ONE - Paris, late 19th century SCENE 1 The Dress Rehearsal of Hannibal Think of Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlotta, Christine & Raoul SCENE 2 After the Gala Angel of Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine & Meg SCENE 3 Corps de Ballet Dressing Room Little Lotte/The Mirror (Angel of Music) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Raoul, Christine & The Phantom SCENE 4 The Labyrinth Underground The Phantom of the Opera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Phantom & Christine SCENE 5 The Phantom’s Lair The Music of the Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Phantom SCENE 6 Beyond the Lake, the Next Morning I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine & The Phantom SCENE 7 Backstage Magical Lasso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buquet, Meg, Madame Giry & Ballet Girls SCENE 8 The Manager’s Office Notes/Prima Donna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firmin, André, Raoul, Carlotta, Piangi, Madame Giry, Meg & The Phantom SCENE 9 A Performance of Il Muto Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlotta & Company SCENE 10 The Roof of the Opera House Why Have You Brought Me Here?/ Raoul, I’ve Been There . . . . . . . . . . . . Raoul & Christine All I Ask of You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raoul & Christine All I Ask of You (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Phantom ENTR’ACTE ACT TWO - Twelve months later SCENE 1 The Grand Ballroom at the Opera House, New Year’s Eve Masquerade/Why So Silent? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Company SCENE 2 Backstage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raoul & Madame Giry SCENE 3 The Manager’s Office Notes/Twisted Every Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . André, Firmin, Carlotta, Piangi, Raoul, Christine, Madame Giry & The Phantom SCENE 4 A Rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant . . . . . . . . . . Christine, Piangi, Reyer, Carlotta, Madame Giry & Company SCENE 5 A Graveyard in Perros Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Wandering Child/Bravo, Bravo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Phantom, Christine & Raoul SCENE 6 Before the Premiere . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raoul, André, Firmin, Firemen & The Phantom SCENE 7 Don Juan Triumphant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlotta, Piangi, Passarino & Company The Point of No Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Phantom & Christine SCENE 8 The Labyrinth Underground Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Company SCENE 9 The Phantom’s Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine, The Phantom, Raoul & Company

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BIOS DERRICK DAVIS (The Phantom). Broadway: The Lion King (Mufasa/Scar cover). Tour/ regional: Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.), The Lion King (Mufasa), Show Boat, You’re It! Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Die Fledermaus. TV: “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Live With Regis and Kelly,” “The View.” Film: Can a Song Save Your Life. Concert: Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert (featured aoloist), A Journey Through Love (solo concert), A Christmas Journey (solo concert). Derrick has two albums available online: A Christmas Journey and Life Music. Eternally grateful to God for this dream realized! Social media: @dreamclimber therealderrickdavis.com KATIE TRAVIS (Christine Daaé) is honored to be a member of this company in a role she has always dreamed of playing. Previous theater credits: The Most Happy Fella (Rosabella), Titanic (Kate McGowan), The Mikado (YumYum), Jekyll & Hyde (Emma Carew), Wonderful Town (Eileen Sherwood). She recently played Cosette in Les Misérables at the St. Louis MUNY alongside Norm Lewis and Hugh Panero. Katie is a recent winner of the Lys Symonette award for her performance at the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition. Thanks to her family, friends, The Mine and Tara Rubin Casting. katietravis.com JORDAN CRAIG (Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny) began his career at the world-renowned Houston Grand Opera (Billy Budd, Tosca, Carmen). Other credits: Alliance Theatre’s Next to Normal (Henry) and The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man). Geva Theatre’s Next to Normal (Henry). Actor’s Express’ Spring Awakening (Melchior) and Xanadu (Sonny Malone). Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Legally Blonde (Kyle). Craig thanks the producers, Tara Rubin Casting, Meg Pantera, his wonderful family and Julia. Insta/ Twitter: @_jordancraig_ / @JordanACraig TRISTA MOLDOVAN (Carlotta Giudicelli). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine, 10,000th performance). National tour: White Christmas (Betty Haynes), Bridges of Madison County (Francesca u/s, performed), The Phantom of the Opera (Christine, Denver Ovation nomination). Select regional: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Arkansas Rep (Maggie); 1776, Pittsburgh Public (Abigail); world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, Denver Center (Sophia Grey). TV: “All My Children,” “Guiding Light,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” Proud Actors’ Equity member. 20 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Baldwin Wallace alum. Love to Stephen, and family. DAVID FOLEY JR. (Monsieur Firmin). New York/national tours:Shrek the Musical (Shrek u/s), Forbidden Broadway, NEWSical. Film: The Flight Before Christmas (Lifetime). Favorite regional credits: Nathan in Guys and Dolls (STAGES St. Louis, Kevin Kline Award nomination), Burrs in The Wild Party (freeFall Theatre Company), Marlin in Finding Nemo the Musical. David is a graduate of Boston University and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. All my love, KD3! MARK EMERSON (Monsieur André). London: Angels in America (Prior, Lyric Hammersmith). NYC: A Picture of Autumn (Mint Theater). Regional: Sunday in the Park with George, Merton of the Movies (Merton), The Wiz, Zhivago. MFA: UCSD. Love to Family and Jake! ANNE KANENGEISER (Madame Giry). Broadway: Ragtime; Little Women. National tour: Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts); The Phantom of the Opera (Mme. Giry); Little Women. Helen Hayes awards for Eleanor: An American Love Story (Eleanor Roosevelt, Ford’s Theater); Passion (Fosca, Signature Theatre). Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Golde, Penn Shakespeare); Carousel (Nettie, Goodspeed). TV: “L&O: SVU,” “Guiding Light.” Recordings: Ragtime; Eleanor: An American Love Story. Thanks to all for their love & support. PHUMZILE SOJOLA (Ubaldo Piangi) is excited to join this production! Broadway: original cast of Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton); The Gershwinʼs Porgy and Bess (Peter). OffBroadway: Three Moʼ Tenors. Opera: La Bohème (Rodolfo), Carmen (Don Jose), Aida (Messenger), Lost in the Stars (Leader), Lucie de Lammermoor (Edgar), Così fan tutte (Ferrando), Lʼetoile (Herrisson), Trouble Island (Popo), Treemonisha (Cephus), The Crucible (Giles Corey). International: La Biennale di Venezia, Opera de Lyon, Edinburgh International Festival. He thanks his village of mentors and family, especially his two hearts, AJ and Zani. EMILY RAMIREZ (Meg Giry) grew up in Katy, Texas. Professional companies include BalletMet and Charlotte Ballet. Notable roles: Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker), Odille (Swan Lake). Regional: cThe Addams Family (Morticia), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Stage Kiss (Millicent/ Laurie), Rock of Ages (ensemble/dance captain).


BIOS Emily is also a dance instructor, choreographer, writer, and voiceover artist. Love to Chase!! dancefrequently.wix.com/erchoreography. KAITLYN DAVIS (Princess, u/s Christine Daaé) is thrilled to join the Phantom company! Regional credits include Lakmé, Candide (Cunegonde) and Into the Woods (Cinderella). Television: “Law & Order: SVU.” Kaitlyn has an M.M. in opera from Rutgers University and thanka her parents, Max, Merri Sugarman and the Phantom team for making this dream come true. McKENNA BIRMINGHAM (Corps de Ballet). Credits: L.A. Dance Project, Kathryn Posin Dance Company, Radio City Rockette Christmas Spectacular (Clara) and Metropolitan Ballet. Awards: Dance Spirit Magazine’s “It Girl” (2007). Education: The Juilliard School (B.F.A.), Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Dance Continuum. She offers so many thanks to her family, friends and teachers for their love and support! STEPHEN MITCHELL BROWN (Porter). Broadway & National Tour: Jekyll & Hyde (2013 Revival). Regional: Les Misérables (Valjean - Cleveland Critics Award – Best Actor), The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven), Jane Eyre (Rochester - Suzi Bass Award – Best Actor). Special thanks to Eddie and Take 3, Merri and Tara Rubin Casting, EMG. For Mom, Dad and my everything, Leah. stephenmitchellbrown.com DANIELLA DALLI (Swing, u/s Madame Giry). National Tour: The Sound of Music. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Les Miserables (Fantine); I Do! I Do! (Agnes); Showboat (Julie LaVerne); Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy); Spamalot (Lady of the Lake); Allegro (Marjorie Tayor). Thanks to BRS/Gage, Jacquelynne and Trista! Love to Franklin! danielladalli.com DAN DEBENPORT (Swing). Favorites: The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp), Les Misérables (Bishop), The Music Man (Oliver Hix, first national). TV:/film “Law & Order: SVU” (Judge Aidala), three feature films. Baylor University and SWBTS grad. Special thanks to his supportive friends and family. Reach for the stars and hold fast to the Hand that hung them! SARAH DEBIASE (Swing). B.F.A. with a ballet concentration)and Gold Key recipient from Marymount Manhattan College. Credits include Can-Can (Paper Mill Playhouse), Radio City

Christmas Spectacular, the Metropolitan Opera’s Khovanshchina, Tokyo Disney’s Encore! and Holland America Line. Much love to family and friends for their endless support! JULIE EICHER (Corps de Ballet) is thrilled to tour with The Phantom of the Opera! Credits: Rob Ashford’s Carousel with Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale (Lyric Opera Chicago), Die Fledermaus (Houston Grand Opera), Young Frankenstein (TBTS). Nashville Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Ballet Neo, Artisan Dance Company. Graduate: CCM, Interlochen Arts Academy. Proud member of AGMA, AEA, Mensa! JORDAN ENSIGN (Princess, u/s Christine Daaé) is thrilled to join the touring cast of Phantom. Credits: Falstaff (Nannetta), The Threepenny Opera (Polly Peachum) and The Ballad of Baby Doe (Baby Doe). Jordan has an M.M. in opera from DePaul University. Endless thanks to her family, teachers and coaches, Seven49 Management and Tara Rubin Casting. DANIELA FILIPPONE (Corps de Ballet). Credits include the Metropolitan Opera’s Khovanshchina, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The New York Spectacular and The Bad Boys of Dance International tour of Romeo and Juliet (Juliet). Daniela is beyond excited to join The Phantom of the Opera! Thank you, Mom, Marisa and Scott for your endless love and support. JIM HOGAN (Policeman in Pit, u/s Raoul) is thrilled to join Phantom! National Tour: Spring Awakening. Regional: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Voice of Quasimodo), A Little Night Music (Henrik), Memphis (Huey Calhoun) and The Circus in Winter (Gordon). Jim appears with symphony orchestras all over the USA. Thanks to Kasey, CGF and family. jimhoganactor.com ROBERT ANTHONY JONES (Monsieur Reyer, u/s Monsieur Firmin). Broadway: Finding Neverland (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, dir: Diane Paulus/choreo: Mia Michaels). Off-Broadway: Bunnicula (Daryl Roth Theatre), The Prince and the Pauper (Lamb’s Theatre). National/ international: The 101 Dalmatians Musical (dir. Jerry Zaks/choreo. Warren Carlyle). Recordings: Bunnicula (Yellow Sound Lab), The Prince and the Pauper (Jay Records). EDWARD JUVIER (Auctioneer, Jeweler (Il Muto), Passarino). Broadway/tour: Les Misérables. NY: Fanny (York), Smoking ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 21


BIOS Bloomberg (NYMF best of fest award), Drat! the Cat! (ODTC). Regional/stock: Disney’s Aladdin (Genie, regional premiere), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho, Kevin Kline nomination), I Do! I Do! (Michael), Bat Boy (Rick/Lorraine), Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Max). TED KEENER (Slave Master) is thrilled to tour the country with Phantom! Favorite theater credits: Fiddler on the Roof (tour) and Young Frankenstein. Ballet companies: Richmond Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Smuin Ballet of San Francisco and the National Choreographers Initiative. Thanks always to family, friends and teachers! JAY LUSTECK (Monsieur LeFévre, Firechief, u/s Monsieur Firmin, u/s Ubaldo Piangi). Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities. NYC/offBroadway: Pipe Dream, Fanny, Juno, Of Thee I Sing, Damn Yankees (City Center Encores!), Beowulf (Irish Rep), Show Boat in concert (Carnegie Hall). National tours: Deaf West’s Big River, The Phantom of the Opera. Regionally: 1776, A Tale of Two Cities, The Full Monty. AEA. Love to Shevhan and Eliza! Jay Lusteck.com LAURA MANN (Swing). National tour debut! Regional: Floyd Collins, The Music Man, Cabaret, Joseph ..., Oklahoma!, Gypsy, Oliver, Macbeth. NYC: Fleet Week: The Musical (Lucille Lortel). TV: “Fringe.” Film: 1982 (TIFF), Some Girls (SXSW). Commercials with Justin Timberlake, Peyton Manning, Justin Long, Neil Patrick Harris. Love to Chris, Mom, Dad, Matt, Elisabeth. B.F.A. musical theater from Syracuse University. @thelauramann ABIGAIL MENTZER (Corps de Ballet) is a New York City native. She trained at the School of American Ballet and New York City Opera. Mentzer danced as a soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet before joining Phantom and can be seen in Darren Aronofsky’s feature film Black Swan. She thanks her family and friends for their love and support. ADRYAN MOOREFIELD (Swing) hails from the great city of Dallas and received his B.F.A. in modern dance performance from the University of Oklahoma. In 2014, he received his master’s in information technology — cyber security from the Florida Institute of Technology. Adryan was a principal dancer with the Philadelphia Dance Company, affectionately known as Philadanco.

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SARAH MOSSMAN (Wild Woman, u/s Carlotta Giudicelli) is elated to join The Phantom of the Opera tour. Most recently, she was seen off-Broadway in such production as The Only Girl, Tannhäuser, Gaybraham Lincoln: The Musical and her one-woman show, Lovesick (in NYC and London). To hear more, visit sarahmossman.com SHANE OHMER (Slave Master, Assistant Dance Captain). Cincinnati born! Dance/theater: Flashdance national tour, the Metropolitan Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Bad Boys of Dance international/ national tour, Whim W’him, River North Dance Company. Commercial: David Letterman, Dos Equis, GQ, Armani Exchange. So much love to his incredible family, Phantom cast/crew and CESD! @ShaneOhmer QUINTO OTT (Don Attilio) is thrilled to join Phantom (the first Broadway show he ever saw). Recent credits: Die Zauberflöte (Music Academy of the West), The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Yeomen of the Guard (NYGASP), Oliver!, Hello, Dolly! (Mac-Haydn Theater). QuintoOtt.com LILY ROSE PECK (Corps de Ballet) has performed with Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, the Santa Fe Opera and was on the third national tour of The Phantom of the Opera. REBECCA ROBBINS (Madame Firmin, Confidante, u/s Carlotta Guidicelli). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, A Tale of Two Cities. Off-Broadway: The Pajama Game, The New Moon, Fanny, Fiorello (Encores!), The Music Teacher, My Fair Lady (NY Philharmonic). Regionally: Walnut Street Theatre (13 shows), Baltimore Center Stage, Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre and Asolo Rep. Proud cancer survivor. rebeccarobbins.com ERIC RUIZ (Porter, u/s The Phantom, u/s Raoul). Theater: King Lear with Billy Porter (King of France/Knight), Twilight in Manchego (Esau), South Pacific (Lt. Joseph Cable), The Who’s Tommy (Cousin Kevin). Television: “General Hospital,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Good Wife.” ALLY TAYLOR SACKS (Corps de Ballet) is ecstatic to be making her national tour debut with Phantom! She has a B.F.A in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Professional credits include Nutcracker (Paper Mill Playhouse),


BIOS La Bayadere (Lincoln Center) and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Much love and thanks to family and friends, especially her parents! TARA SWEENEY (Swing, u/s Meg Giry, Dance Captain), a Kansas City native, is classically trained in ballet and voice. She studied with the Kansas City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and North Carolina School of the Arts. Favorites: Spamalot (second national), Hello, Dolly! (Dance Captain), Steel Pier (Precious McGuire). Thank you to Ann, Ms. Jane, Niko, Mom and Dad. TRAVIS TAYLOR (Hairdresser, u/s The Phantom, u/s Monsieur André) is thrilled to be a part of this spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera. He is a Chicago native who grew up in Texas. Travis has a B.F.A. in musical theater from Roosevelt University. Thanks to this incredible artistic team, his family and friends, and always Lindsay. VICTOR WALLACE (Joseph Buquet, u/s The Phantom). Broadway: Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! final cast. National tours: Les Misérables (Enjolras), Phantom (Raoul u/s). Vegas: Mamma Mia! (Sky & Sam). Regional: Dragone’s Carmen (La Jolla), The Girl in the Frame (Adirondack Theatre Festival). At sea: RCCL’s original casts of Hairspray (Corny), Chicago (Billy). TV: “Y&R,” “Sunset Beach,” “Las Vegas.” B.F.A. Ithaca College. MARGUERITE WILLBANKS (Wardrobe Mistress, u/s Madame Giry). Broadway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Madame de la Grande Bouche). National tours: A Christmas Story the Musical!, Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Maria, TUTS), Paramour (She, Old Globe), La Cage aux Folles (Marie Dindon, Riverside Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Mrs. Bennett, NYMF). ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (Composer/ Book/Co-Orchestrator) is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals, including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. His latest musical, the stage version of the movie School of Rock, is now playing at the Winter Garden Theatre. His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor

and a Grammy for best contemporary classical composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Mass that includes “Pie Jesu,” one of his bestknown compositions. Lloyd Webber owns seven London theaters, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium. He was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 1992 and made an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997. He is passionate about the importance of music in education, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. CAMERON MACKINTOSH (Producer). For nearly 50 years Mackintosh has been producing more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running musicals of all time: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats. His new production of Miss Saigon will open on Broadway in March 2017 and commence a United Kingdom tour later in the year. His co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins continues to tourr globally. His latest West End show is a new version of the classic British musical Half a Sixpence, which opened to acclaim from audiences and critics. Cameron enjoys producing new versions of such classics as Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Follies and Barnum. He has produced such musicals as Little Shop of Horrors, Side By Side By Sondheim, Martin Guerre, The Witches of Eastwick and Betty Blue Eyes. With Working Title and Universal he produced the award-winning film version of Les Misérables. A film of the 25th anniversary performance of the new stage production of Miss Saigon is being screened worldwide in the autumn. Mackintosh owns a number of West End theaters: Prince of Wales, Gielgud, Queen’s, Wyndham’s, Noël Coward, Novello and Prince Edward, all of which have been refurbished, plus the newly acquired Victoria Palace, due for a major refurbishment before reopening in late autumn 2017 with the award-winning American musical, Hamilton. He co-owns Music Theatre International, the world’s largest library of secondary rights to the greatest musicals. Cameron was knighted in the 1996 New Year’s Honors for his services to the British Theatre and has recently been the first British producer elected to the Theater Hall of Fame. CHARLES HART (Lyrics) was born in London and educated in Maidenhead and Cambridge. He has written words for musicals (The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, The KissingDance, The Dreaming); opera (The Vampyr — BBC TV); and miscellaneous songs, as well ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 23


BIOS as words and music for television (“Watching,” “Split Ends” — Granada TV) and radio (“Love Songs” — BBC Radio). His Two Studies for String Quartet was performed by the Sacconi Quartet in February 2005 at London’s Purcell Room. His photographs have appeared on posters, in playbills and in publications ranging from Attitude to the Daily Telegraph. In 2003, he was one of three photographers featured in an exhibition organized by UNICEF to celebrate the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. He lives and works in London. RICHARD STILGOE (Additional Lyrics and Book) has spent 50 years as a performer and writer in all areas of the performing arts. He wrote lyrics for Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, The Magistrate and Road Rage, and music and lyrics for Bodywork, Brilliant the Dinosaur and Orpheus — the Mythical. His broadcasting work has earned the New York Radio Festival Gold Award, three Monaco Festival prizes and the Prix Italia. In 1997, he founded the Orpheus Centre in Surrey, where young disabled people prepare for independent living through a series of performing arts courses. He was high sheriff of Surrey in 1998, the same year he was awarded the OBE. He owns and drives a JCB, and has five children and 11 grandchildren. In the Jubilee honours list of 2012, Richard was knighted for charitable service through the Alchemy Foundation. LAURENCE CONNOR (Director). Credits include School of Rock (Broadway and West End); Les Misérables (Broadway and Australia); Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. and Australian arena tour); the new stage production of The Phantom of the Opera (U.K. tour); Oliver! (U.K. tour); and the new version of Miss Saigon (West End, U.K. tour and worldwide). Laurence is codirector of the new version of Les Misérables (worldwide). He directed the 25th anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 in London, which were both simultaneously broadcast in cinemas worldwide and subsequently released on DVD. DVD credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (world arena tour); The Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Les Misérables (O2 Arena). Awards include: Miss Saigon — U.K./ Manchester Evening News Award for best touring musical, South Korea/best new foreign production and best ensemble in a musical, Australia/The Green 24 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Room Award for best director of a musical; Les Misérables — U.K./best musical at the Manchester Evening News Awards. SCOTT AMBLER (Choreographer) has created many roles as a member of Matthew Bourne’s company since 1991, including the Prince in Swan Lake. His shoreography credits include The Hostage (RSC); Mrs. Hartley and the Growth Centre (BBC); I Giganti della Montagne and La Calisto (Musica nel Chiostro, Batignano); Die Stein der Weisen (Garsington); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); Enron (Chichester/ Royal Court/West End/Broadway); Sondheim’s Passion (Donmar Warehouse); Earthquakes in London (National Theatre/U.K. tour); Lord of the Flies (New Adventures, Theatre Royal Glasgow); The Merchant of Venice (RSC); Decade (Headlong); The Phantom of the Opera (U.K. tour); Chariots of Fire (Hampstead/Gielgud, Olivier nominee); Richard II (BBC); Der Zigeunerbaron (Stadttheater Klagenfurt); This House (National Theatre); #AIWW (Hampstead); Candide (RSC); Wonderland (Hampstead); Oppenheimer (RSC/Vaudeville); The Wasp (Hampstead Downstairs/Trafalgar Studios); King John (Royal and Derngate/Shakespeare’s Globe); Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible); Medea (Almeida); and Hapgood (Hampstead). Scott is an associate artist with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. PAUL BROWN (Set Design) was born in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, and trained with Percy Harris, Motley design course. Theater credits include As You Desire Me, The Country Wife, The Sea, Marguerite (West End); The Tempest, Naked, Richard II, Coriolanus, King Lear, Platonov (Almeida); Emperor and Galilean, The False Servant, Oedipus (National Theatre); Hamlet (Tokyo); Giselle (La Scala). Opera credits include Otello (Zurich); Aida (Bregenzer Festspiele); Die Gezeichneten (Teatro Massimo, Palermo); The Fairy Queen, Pelleas et Melisande, Lulu, The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Mitridate, re di Ponto, Falstaff, Tosca, I Masnadieri, The Midsummer Marriage (Royal Opera, Covent Garden); King Arthur (Chatelet); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Moses und Aron (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Die Zauberflöte (Salzburg); Peter Grimes, Parsifal (Paris Opera); Don Carlos (Sydney); Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Oper, Berlin); Rigoletto (Madrid); Thais (Chicago); Katya Kabanova, Lucio Silla, The Tempest, The Marriage of Figaro (Santa Fe); L’incoronazione di Poppea


BIOS (Bologna); La Traviata (Arena di Verona); Anna Bolena (Verona); Mephistopheles (Amsterdam); The Magic Flute (Bolshoi); Die Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra (Mariinsky, St Petersburg); He Had It Coming, Fidelio (Birmingham Opera Company); Tannhauser (San Francisco); Zemire et Azor, Tom Jones (Drottningholm Court Theatre); and Vanessa (Los Angeles). Films include Up at the Villa. MARIA BJÖRNSON (Costume Designer) was awarded The Observer’s Experts’ Expert and the Theatre Designers’ Designer in 1990 and, in 1999, the 19th Franco Abbiati Prize. She received numerous awards for The Phantom of the Opera, including two Tony awards, two Outer Critics Circle awards and two Drama Critics awards for best costume and set. Her musical theater credits include Aspects of Love (London and Broadway) and Follies (Shaftesbury). Other theater credits include The Cherry Orchard (RNT); The Blue Angel, Camille, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Way of the World (RSC); Plenty, Phèdre, Britannicus, The Lulu Plays (Almeida); and Hedda Gabler (Duke of York’s). Opera credits: Don Giovanni, Sleeping Beauty, Kátya Kabanová, Der Rosenkavalier (ROH); Macbeth (La Scala); Cosi fan tutte (Glyndebourne); Carmen, Die Walkure, Toussaint L’Ouverture (ENO); The Queen of Spades (Netherlands Opera); and The Janáček Cycle (WNO/Scottish Opera). She won the1979 and 1988 Golden Troika Quadrennial awards in Prague. Bjornson died in 2002. MariaBjornson. com PAULE CONSTABLE (Lighting Designer). Recently: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan and Peter and Alice for the Michael Grandage Company; The Light Princess for the National Theatre; the new production of Les Miz. She’s won Olivier awards for His Dark Materials (NT, 2005); Don Carlos (West End, 2006); The Chalk Garden (Donmar, 2009); and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2013. Constable won the 2011 Tony Award for best lighting for War Horse, and LA Critics Circle awards for Les Miz (2011) and War Horse (2013). Her opera designs have been seen worldwide, most recently: Figaro, Die Meistersinger and Billy Budd (Glyndebourne); Medea (ENO); and Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni and Satyagraha (Metropolitan Opera). Dance: Sleeping Beauty and Dorian Gray for Matthew Bourne.

MICK POTTER (Sound Designer). Credits include Saturday Night Fever (London, New York and 10 productions worldwide); Starlight Express (Las Vegas, U.S./U.K./Scandinavian tours) Tell Me on a Sunday (London/U.K. tour); Scrooge the Musical (London, U.S./ U.K. tours); Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. tour); Bombay Dreams (London, New York); The Woman in White (London, New York, 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for best sound design); Hair and Whistle Down the Wind (London); Evita revival (London); The Sound of Music (London/Toronto/ U.K. tour); Joseph ... Dreamcoat (London); Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular (2006 Parnelli Award for best sound design); Ich war noch niemals in New York (Hamburg, Stuttgart); Der Schuh des Manitu (Berlin); Zorro (London/ Paris/Japan); Sister Act (London, Hamburg); Les Misérables 25th anniversary production (O2 Arena, U.K./Spain/tour) and Love Never Dies (London). CHRISTINE ROWLAND (Costume Coordinator for the late Maria Björnson) has worked in both subsidized and commercial theater. She was resident costume supervisor at the National Theatre for several years and head of costumes at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her work with Cameron Mackintosh includes Carousel (London, New York, Japan); Oliver! (London, Toronto, Sydney); The Witches of Eastwick (London, Melbourne); My Fair Lady (London, U.S. tour); and Mary Poppins (London, New York). Other musical credits include The Secret Garden (RSC, London); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, New York); and Gypsy (New York). NINA DUNN (Video & Projection Design, for Knifedge). Recent projects for theater and opera include Aida (Royal Albert Hall); Backbeat (Duke of York’s Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mariinsky Theatre); Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre); Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra; The Armstrong and Miller Live U.K. comedy tour and Katy Brand’s U.K. comedy tour (Mick Perrin); and Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten (Mariinsky Theatre), which won Golden Mask awards for best opera production and best design. Recent live events include Wella’s ITVA Awards and trend catwalk show in Paris; illuminations at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, for the new St. John’s Bible launch; projection design for the opening ceremony of the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha; and a courtyard installation for Hermes in the Musee de la Chasse in Paris. Forthcoming ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 25


BIOS projects include The Flying Dutchman (ENO) and La Boheme (WNO). PAUL KIEVE (Illusion Consultant). West End credits include Ghost the Musical (also Broadway), Matilda, Zorro, The Tempest, The Lord of the Rings, Our House, The Witches of Eastwick, Scrooge, The Witches and The Woman in White. RSC: The Winter’s Tale, The Cherry Orchard and The Tempest (Sam Mendes). National Theatre: Theatre of Blood, La Grande Magia, Mrs Affleck, Her Naked Skin. Opera: L’Heure Espagnole (ROH); Das Rheingold (Strasbourg); Macbeth (Hamburg). Ballet: Alice in Wonderland (Royal Ballet & ENB); Aladdin (Scottish Ballet). Arena tours: Holiday on Ice, Batman Live. TV: “Cranford,” “I’d Do Anything,” BBC’s “History of Magic,” “Heroes of Magic.” Film: Hugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Book: Hocus Pocus (Bloomsbury). Received British Magical Society Award for outstanding contribution to magic and is a gold star member of the Inner Magic Circle. stageillusion.com ANGELA COBBIN (Hair and Wig Creator) has extensive career credits, including Madame Tussaud’s, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the National Theatre, where productions include Guys and Dolls, Richard III and The Madness of George III. Royal Shakespeare Theatre: The Seagull and The Beckets. West End: The Iceman Cometh, Lulu, Ivanov, Orpheus Descending, To the Green Fields Beyond, The Graduate, Chicago, Lenny, Jesus Christ Superstar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Ragtime. For Cameron Mackintosh: The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins (London, New York, the Netherlands, tours), Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables (2011), The Phantom of the Opera (2012 U.K. tour), Oliver (U.K. tour). Bregenz Festival: Fidelio and Porgy and Bess. Film: Saint Ex and Clandestine Marriage. Television: “Spitting Image,” “Bramwell,” and “Dylan Thomas­— Return Journey.” “Best wig I’ve ever seen” —Barry Humphries. DAVID CULLEN (Orchestrations) is best known as the orchestrator of musicals in London and New York, particularly those of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Cats, Starlight Express, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, The Phantom of the Opera, The Woman in White, Love Never Dies and, most recently, The Wizard of Oz. He’s also orchestrated the musicals Abbacadabra, Children of Eden, Shogun, 26 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Stepping Out, Edna — the Spectacle and the London revivals of Can-Can, The Baker’s Wife and Carmen Jones, and the Donmar production of Parade. Recording credits include the America album by the King’s Singers,Christmas With Kiri by Kiri Te Kanawa, I Am What I Am by Shirley Bassey and A Different Hat with Paul Carrack and the RPO. He provided orchestrations for Geppetto and Cinderella and the movie of The Phantom of the Opera. JOHN RIGBY (Musical Supervisor). As a musical director/conductor his credits include the German productions of Miss Saigon and Starlight Express; the West End productions of Beautiful and Damned, Carmen Jones, Carousel (Opera North), The Drowsy Chaperone, The King and I, Sinatra at the Palladium, The Last Empress, Marguerite, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance and The Producers. As a musical supervisor his credits include Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigon (West End); the U.K. tours of The Producers, The King and I, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Poor Soldier, Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th anniversary U.K. tour of The Phantom of the Opera and the arena world tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Tim Minchin and Melanie C. He regularly conducts many of the U.K,’s major orchestras and recently conducted Die Fledermaus for Opera Holland Park (London) and is supervising the U.K. production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. He has an honorary doctorate in arts from Edge Hill University. JohnRigbyMusic. com PRODUCTION OVERSEEN BY MATTHEW BOURNE. Bourne is widely considered the U.K.’s most popular and successful choreographer/ director. He created the world’s longest-running ballet production (Swan Lake), is a five-time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to win Tony awards for both best choreographer and best director of a musical (Swan Lake). He’s been artistic director of New Adventures (formally Adventures in Motion Pictures) since 1987, creating new audiences for dance with groundbreaking work at home and internationally, including Nutcracker!, Highland Fling, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Car Man, Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray and Sleeping Beauty. Bourne choreographed several major revivals of classic musicals including Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! (1994 and 2009) and My Fair Lady (2002). In 2004, Bourne co-directed (with


BIOS Richard Eyre) and choreographed (with Stephen Mear) the West End and Broadway musical Mary Poppins. THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP (Producer) was founded in 1977 by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is wholly owned by him. At the heart of RUG’s business are the musicals of Lloyd Webber, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations, Tell Me on a Sunday, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Boys in the Photograph, The Woman in White, Love Never Dies and Stephen Ward. Lloyd Webber’s productions also include A. R. Rahman’s Bombay Dreams, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium and Toronto). The Really Useful Group is an international entertainment company with offices in London and Sydney, producing and coordinating Lloyd Webber works throughout the world. The company’s theater and concert production, recording, merchandising, music publishing and licensing divisions provide specialized services for Lloyd Webber’s works as well as other producers and authors. SETH SKLAR-HEYN (Associate Director). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (production supervisor), Evita (associate director), A Little Night Music (associate director), Finian’s Rainbow (associate director), Good Vibrations (associate director), Mary Stuart (assistant director), Rock’n’Roll (assistant director), Frost/Nixon (assistant directorr) and The Coast of Utopia (assistant to the director). U.S. tour: Billy Elliot (resident director). Seth directed the U.S.tour of Frost/Nixon and the current U.S. tour of Evita. He serves as executive producer for Cameron Mackintosh Inc. in New York and is a graduate of Vassar College. NINA GOLDMAN (Associate Choreographer). Broadway: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Contact, Swan Lake, The Red Shoes, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Belle Epoque, The Dybbuk, Bloomer Girl. Also Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands and The Car Man. Regional: The Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), The Shape She Makes (ART). Royal Opera House, Great Lakes Theater Festival, National Ballet of Canada, Feld Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Film/TV: Swan Lake 3D, The Metamorphosis, “Fame.” Sarah Lawrence faculty. Hunter College Arnhold dance education graduate student.

JAMIE JOHNS (Musical Director), a conductor/pianist/cabaret artist, has been resident music director at Skylight Opera Theatre in Milwaukee, director of opera and musical theater at the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee and education director at Orlando Opera. Regional opera: Romeo and Juliette, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata. Regional musical theater: Avenue Q; No, No, Nanette; Rent; Cabaret; The Last Five Years. Companies: Milwaukee Rep, Madison Rep, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Writers’ Theater, Present Music. For Mom and Dad. KASEY RT GRAHAM (Resident Director). Associate direction for On the 20 th Century (Broadway revival) and Dirty Dancing (U.S. and Australian tours). Direction: Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Songs for a New World (Pennsylvania Centre Stage); Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Wizard of Oz (Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre); Sylvia (the Theatre Barn); and Guys and Dolls (TexArts). Kasey is a proud graduate of Penn State University (M.F.A. in directing for musical theater, University Scholar, Medal for Creative Achievement). Love Mom, Dad, and Ian. TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Selected Broadway: School of Rock, Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Mothers and Sons, Les Misérables, Big Fish, How to Succeed ..., A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, ... Spelling Bee, The Producers and Mamma Mia! Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; and Love, Loss and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe. JOEL T. HERBST (Company Manager). Go Goslings! HEATHER CHOCKLEY (Production Stage Manager) is a proud member of AEA and IATSE. She has toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, with The Sound of Music, Cats, Sweet Charity, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof and the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, among others. Much love to her husband, family and friends. MITCHELL B. HODGES (Stage Manager) Broadway: Cabaret, Twelfth Night and Richard III. Tours: Matilda, Once, Les Misérables 25th anniversary, Million Dollar Quartet, Phantom ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 27


BIOS of the Opera (Music Box Company), West Side Story and We Will Rock You. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita. Love to Edwin and my parents. Go Blue!! MICHELLE DUNN (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: The Lion King, Jumpers, Bridge and Tunnel, Dance of the Vampires. National tours: The Lion King, Hairspray, Dreamgirls. Other credits include Houston Ballet and Disney Cruise Line. Love and thanks to her family for their never-ending support. For Dad. STEPHANIE HALBEDEL (Assistant Stage Manager). Credits include NETworks Tours of Dirty Dancing, Beauty and the Beast, Blue Man Group and Shrek, as well as shows throughout the Northeast and New York. Much love and many thanks to SM goddesses Cibelli & Chockley. BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Press and Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing and press company representing award-winning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Matilda the Musical, Beautiful —The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Fun Home, Love Never Dies, Into the Woods and The Rat Pack is Back! bbonyc.com

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SETH WENIG (Executive Producer) has been with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He spearheaded the international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall. He produced Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the National Theatre’s War Horse. With Cameron Mackintosh, he has served as executive producer for the U.S. and U.K. tours of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, the 25th anniversary U.S. tour of Les Misérables and the new The Phantom of the Opera tour. He is most proud of his greatest productions—Marlo and Camden. NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS LLC (Producer) has been an industry-leading producer and manager of touring musicals since its inception nearly 20 years ago. It remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide and has extensively toured more than 60 productions throughout North America. NETworks is expanding its tours into many international markets, including South America, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Southeast Asia. Current touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (domestic and international productions), Dirty Dancing, Blue Man Group and Elf the Musical. Coming soon: Bullets Over Broadway, Once the Musical and an international tour of Shrek.


STAFF STAFF FOR The Phantom of the Opera GENERAL MANAGEMENT Gentry & Associates Inc. Gregory Vander Ploeg, Jamey Jennings, Anne Cape PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT NETworks Presentations LLC Jason Juenker Hector Guivas, Emma Downey

COMPANY MANAGER Joel T. Herbst ASSOCIATE COMPANY MANAGER Justin A. Sweeney TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT, PRESS AND MARKETING Broadway Booking Office NYC Steven Schnepp Kent McIngvale, Jenny Bates, David Freeland Zach Stevenson, Sean Mackey, Stacey Burns Danny Knaub, Rachel Peterson, Phil Della Noce NATIONAL PRESS REPRESENTATION The Publicity Office Marc Thibodeau, Michael Borowski CASTING Tara Rubin Casting Tara Rubin CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA Eric Woodall CSA, Kaitlin Shaw CSA Lindsay Levine CSA, Scott Anderson ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Seth Sklar-Heyn PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Heather Chockley SUPERVISORY PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Trinity Wheeler PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR . . . . . . . JASON JUENKER U.K. PRODUCTION MANAGER . . . . . . . SPENCER NEW RESIDENT DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . KASEY RT GRAHAM Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitchell B. Hodges Ass’t. Stage Managers . . Michelle Dunn, Stephanie Halbedel U.K. Technical Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . Paul Whittaker Fight Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Bostik Fight Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Czarnecki Casting Directors . . . . . . . . . .Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman Casting Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kaitlin Shaw Casting Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Anderson Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Helgesen U.K. Draftsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timothy Crowdy U.S. Assoc. Scenic Designer . . . . . . . . . .Christine Peters U.K. Production Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . Damien Soper U.K. Production Technician . . . . . . . . . . Richard Paterson U.K. Automation Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andy Biles U.K. Properties Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Hall U.K. Assoc. Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Casey U.S. Assoc. Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Spahn U.K. Production Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Moulds U.S. Production Electrician . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Quigley Automated Lighting Programmer . . . . . . . . Tommy Hague Projection Animation Programmer . . . . . . . . . Ben Pearcy U.K. Assoc. Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Fisher U.S. Assoc. Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . David Bullard U.K. Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . .Sean Lawler U.K. Costume Supervisor . . . . . . . . . Roxanne Armstrong U.S. Costume Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Fleming U.S. Costume Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jimm Halliday U.S. Asst. Costume S’visors . . John Saunders, Eric Franzen Hair and Wig Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Cobbin U.S. Hair and Wig Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Martori U.K. Wig and Makeup Supervisor . . . . . . . . . Helen Keane Illusion Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paul Kieve Music Preparation . . . . . . . . . David Hague, Dakota Music Music Contractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Miller Keyboard Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stuart Andrews Asst. Keyboard Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Weiser

Production Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corey Krolikowski Advance Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . Buzz Harris, Greg Pott Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Cappelli Automation Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Bindeman Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Munz Ass’t. Automation / Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Farber Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. Alexander Forrest Load Out Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . Duncan McPherson Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Virzera Ass’t. Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dirk Van Pernis Ass’t. Electrician/Pyro Tech . . Mike Berg, Duncan McPherson Advance Electricians . . . . . . Paul Orzechowski, Eric Rimes Head Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tylor Foster Ass’t. Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Rau Advance Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shelly Franz Head Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Brooke Ass’t. Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brittany Maxwell Head Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally M. Howe Ass’t. Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DJ Hornyak Star Dresser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Haney Head Wigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karin Craven Ass’t. Wigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalia Castilla Makeup Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rudy Guerrero Hair and Makeup Sub . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Jarzabski Entertainment Safety Consultant Scott Oxman, Oxman Safety Physical Therapy Consultant . Carolyn Lawson, NEURO Tour Print/Advertising Design . . . . . Dewynters, Emily Balawejder Radio and Television Spot Production . . . . . . . . Steam UK Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dewynters Social Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Really Useful Group Production Photography . . . . Alastair Muir, Matthew Murphy Merchandising . . . . . . . . . . . Platypus Productions, LLC Merchandise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Gardner Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . NETworks Presentations LLC Tour Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laura Carey, CLA Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . F. Richard Pappas, Esq. HR and Payroll Services . . . . . . . . Human Resources, Inc. Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maury, Donnelly & Parr – Bob Middleton, Meghan Shriver Travel Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlson Wagonlit Travel Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Morris, Road Concierge an ALTOUR Company Technical Production Accounting . . . . . . . Janice Anderson Int’l Freight . . . . . . . Jackie Jupp Project Management, Ltd. U.S. Warehousing and Freight services . . Shockwave Cargo Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clark Transfer For Cameron Mackintosh LTD Directors . . . . . . . . . . . Cameron Mackintosh (Chairman) Nicholas Allott (Chief Executive) Richard Johnston Deputy Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Noble Financial Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Knibb Executive Producer and Casting Director . . . Trevor Jackson Executive Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Schönberg Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Donaldson Head of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Dolman Assistant to Cameron Mackintosh . . . . . . . . . Jane Austin Assistant to Nicholas Allott . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Mistry Assistant to Robert Noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helen Lloyd Technical Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie Boyle Technical Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Picken Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Ottey For Cameron Mackintosh Inc. Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nicholas Allott Executive Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seth Sklar-Heyn Production Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shidan Majidi For The Really Useful Group Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Lloyd Webber Madeleine Lloyd Webber Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Wordsworth Chief Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isobel Chester Vice President of Europe and the Americas . Jessica Koravos Executive Assistant to Andrew Lloyd Webber . . . . Jan Eade Music Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Wilson Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Forshaw Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danni Powell

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STAFF For NETworks Presentations Chief Executive Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenneth Gentry Chief Operating Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott W. Jackson President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orin Wolf Executive Vice President Production . . . . . . . . Seth Wenig Executive Assistant/Assoc. GM . . . . . . . . . . . Curt Owens Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Kinna Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Gifford Executive Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trinity Wheeler Senior Director, Booking & Engagements . . . . . .Mary Witte Director of Booking . . . . . . . . . . . . Charmaine McVicker Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . Esther Schwarzbauer Director of Marketing/PR . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Hess Digital Marketing Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . .Perrin Shapiro Senior General Manager . . . . . . . . Gregory Vander Ploeg General Managers . . . . . . . . Jamey Jennings, Tyler Soltis Assistant General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Cape Senior Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Juenker Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hector Guivas Assistant Production Manager . . . . . . . . . Emma Downey Music Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Mezzio IT Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Pizza Warehouse Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Korff Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buddy Piccolino Administrative Assistants . . . . . Kevin Persaud, Carol Jewel Rehearsed at New 42nd Street Studios, New York

­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Credits Scenery constructed and painted by Bay Productions, TR2, Cardiff Theatrical Services, Souvenir Scenic Studio, Art Deco Exim, Howard Eaton Lighting, Ltd. Wild Creations; Scenery Engineering by Delstar Engineering, Silicon Theatre Scenery, Eeldfab; Painted drops provided by Cardiff Theatrical Services, Richard Nutbourne; Additional Scenery by Gerriets International, Gordon Aldred, Rose Brand; Set Electrics by Howard Eaton Lighting, Ltd.; Automation by Silicon Theater Scenery; Rigging by Christie Lights; Rehearsal Set constructed by Scenic Solutions; Clothes painted by Richard Nutbourne, Cardiff Theatrical Services, Bay Productions; Lighting Equipment provided by Christie Lights; Sound Equipment provided by Sound Associates; Sound and Lighting towers provided by Adirondack Studios; Stage Properties provided by MarcusHall Props, MDM, Russell Beck Studio, Paul Harding, C&C Woodcraft, Nicola Kileen Textiles, Catherine Goodley, Rorschach Prop FX, Alex Goacher, Make Stuff, Ltd, Kevin Brookes; Additional props provided by Moonboots; Prosthetics by Prosthetics Renaissance; Pyro and Special Effects by J&M Special Effects; Hats by Sean Barret, Jenny Adey. ‘The Toilet of Venus’ by Francois Boucher reproduced by kind permission of the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence. ©Photo SCALA, Florence 2012. ‘Section of a Salon’ by Louis-Gustave Taraval reproduced by kind permission of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution/Art Resource, NY/Scala, Florence. ©Photo SCALA, Florence 2012. ‘A Summer Pastoral’ by Francois Boucher reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London. Special Thanks To Norbert Mongeon; Providence Performing Arts Center City of Providence, R.I. This performance is dedicated to the memory of Mark Clark, Head Audio Tax & Financial Consulting Accounting Services, IT Services CliftonLarsonAllen LLP George Wilson, Linda Rubenstein Pat Guerieri, Tim Pizza Financial Services and banking arrangements by SunTrust Bank PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com Facebook @ThePhantomOfTheOpera Twitter @PhantomOnTour Instagram @PhantomTour

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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. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. The Theatre Managers, Press Agents, and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.


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

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “Movie Palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multiple-purpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballet, symphonies, concerts, movies, and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, with accommodations for 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Ticket Office is open for walkup ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased online at www.FoxTheatre.org, all Ticket Alternative outlets and all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499, or by 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. The Group Sales office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. 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 located in the Spanish Room and Accessible/Family restrooms are located through the Office door in the main lobby. GIFT SHOP The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatre-related merchandise. The gift shop is located in the Spanish Room. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM, 11 AM, noon and 1 PM. Saturday tours are offered at 10 AM and 11 AM. Fox Theatre Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards, and upcoming shows.   Tickets for Fox Theatre Tours 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 contact the Fox Theatre by calling 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.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff. 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 require assistance during your visit to the Fox Theatre please seek out or ask for one of our Accessible Ambassadors. These staff members are attired in the traditional Fox Theatre uniform however also have gold braid and white gloves to make them easier to see. 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 needed or additional information on programs, please contact the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2119. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call: 404-881-2016 Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM or on Saturday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. A Fox Theatre Ticket Office Associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. PROGRAMS PROVIDED Opened Captioning Performance Sponsored in partnership through TDF (Theatre Development Fund).

ELEVATORS Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/ performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.   Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers.   Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance.   Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited.   Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)


Rowan Oak, an 1848 home purchased by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner in 1930 and named after the magical rowan tree of Celtic culture, was the location from which flowed great American works of fiction such as As I Lay Dying; Absolom! Absolom!; Light in August and A Fable until his death in 1962. The University of Mississippi now owns the residence, maintained for memorial and educational purposes.

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There’s much more to Oxford than Ole Miss and Faulkner, including indie bookstores, great shopping and dining for all tastes. By Janet Roberts

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A group of manatees is called “an aggregation” or, more commonly, “a herd.”

At night Oxford’s Courthouse Square reflects the vitality of a small city that has undergone a renaissance. The Square and its surrounding 10 blocks are the center of government, commerce, culture and entertainment here.

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ou love books, shopping and fine dining. Your travel partner digs music, Elvis and ribs. Are you doomed to vacation separately? Can this relationship be saved? It can, and in Oxford, Miss., of all places. You’ll each find plenty to keep yourselves occupied over a long weekend and might even find unexpected ways to share the other’s passions. Oxford is a college town and a county seat. It lacks the typical tourist attractions like beaches and casinos that pull travelers farther south to Biloxi and other Gulf of Mexico cities, but it doesn’t have the crowds, noise or frenetic pace that make a postvacation vacation necessary. You need just three or four days to get a handle on everything this uncommon small city offers.

The Square is one of the biggest draws in Oxford (population 21,000), the seat of Lafayette County in northern Mississippi and some 68 miles southeast of Memphis. It’s well worth the 4.5-hour drive. The Square and its surrounding 10 blocks have been the center of government, commerce and entertainment here for generations. It’s also a big draw for culture fans, gourmets, party animals and shopaholics. It does, as the saying goes, have something for everyone. The Square is central to Oxford’s renaissance as an arts hub, a transformation that began in the late 1970s. Unlike many other Southern cities, strip malls and suburban shopping centers have not yet drained the vitality from downtown. 36 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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If You Go •D  riving distance: 330 miles (about 4.5 hours). •H  ow to get there quickly: Take I-20 west to I-65 north at Birmingham, then I-22 west to U.S. 278 to Oxford.

Oxford today is known for its music, art, theater and literature. It also has a college town feel, compliments of the University of Mississippi, aka Ole Miss, which is a walkable mile or so away. Shopping on the Square

Lace up those walking shoes. You’re going to spend a lot of time on your feet as you make your way up, over and around the downtown shopping district. Here are three must-sees: • Neilson’s. One of the nation’s oldest department stores dates to 1839. Neilson’s rules the east side of the Square, selling classic apparel for men, women and children, along with gifts, cosmetics and accessories. • Square Books. This prospering independent bookstore has spawned nearby offshoots called Off Square and Square Books Jr. for children. It holds more than 150 book events annually and has an excellent collection of local and regional authors along with best-sellers, the mid-list gems that booksellers really want you to read and much more. • My Favorite Shoes. Shoe lovers could spend an entire day here and not see everything the store stocks. We ended up with a handbag crisis, unable to choose from among the six or eight that called our name. We can’t remember why, given the prices, we just didn’t buy them all.

•V  ia the scenic route: Take U.S. 278 from Atlanta to Hamilton, Ala., and head west on I-22 for a few miles before picking up U.S. 278 again. This route adds 50 miles and an hour to your drive. •E  stimated cost: We stayed at the Inn at Ole Miss, where rooms range from $109 to $129 (higher for suites). Other options include newer boutique like the Graduate and the Chancellor’s House ($285 and up). With at least one upscale meal a day plus attraction admissions, a threeday weekend would cost $1,000-$1,600.

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The End of All Music is a vinyl collector’s dream, especially if that collector is into blues and R&B. USA Today and others consider it one of the top independent music stores in the country. Square Books (top right) is a prospering indie bookstore with two offspring — Off Square, and Square Books Jr. for kids.

Accommodations

Oxford has a full complement of franchise lodgings, especially along Jackson Avenue West, but three intown hotels give you a better sense of place. • On campus. We parked ourselves for four days in a room at the Inn at Ole Miss. Did we say “room?” We meant “party suite,” catering to football weekends when the festivities begin early in the morning and continue with tailgate parties in the fabled Grove a short walk away. A perk at the Inn: Alumni families sponsor each room, often sharing some of their favorite décor. • Near the Square. Two newer hotels put you closer to downtown. The Graduate ($139 and up) is part of a collection of upscale/casual hotels in college towns nationwide. The elegant Chancellor’s House ($285 and up) is accepting reservations beginning in early March. Remember to plan ahead. The Inn at Ole Miss and the Graduate are already booked for Ole Miss’ 2017 home football games as is almost every other hotel within 30 miles. Graduation and weddings also strain availability.

Some 25,000 literary pilgrims make annual visits to this little city, where the shadow of William Faulkner gets most of the attention, but a new generation of writers — fiction, nonfiction and poetry — calls the Oxford area home. Even if you’ve never cracked a novel (The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying) that won Faulkner the Nobel, Pulitzer and National Book Award prizes, you should take time to prowl the grounds of Rowan Oak, his home place. Pay the $5 admission, too, to roam inside his antebellum home. Listen closely, and you may hear his lawn chair creak in the side yard or the door to his liquor cabinet click shut. 38 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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Oxford’s reputation as a dining destination began to grow in 1992, on the day chef John Currence opened City Grocery, putting a modern twist on Southern classics in what once was a livery stable. Today City Grocery is the flagship of a six-restaurant group that offers food and drink almost around the clock, starting with Big Bad Breakfast and ending with the oyster bar that goes to midnight at Snackbar. 40 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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THIS PAGE: The rooftop bar at the Graduate offers ambient lighting and views of the city; dessert at City Grocery changes with the season.

Yes, you can sing the blues here. Oxford is a stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail, known for “hill country” blues music. Besides being a source of full-time study, research and publishing (at Ole Miss’ Center for the Study of Southern Culture and its Living Blues magazine), Oxford is home to Fat Possum Records, an independent label that counts many blues legends on its artist roster, names such as Cedell Davis, Ann Peebles and Townes Van Zandt. If you can’t make a live performance, go record-digging at The End of All Music, which sells new and used vinyl. You’ll find a deep selection of blues and R&B. A few hours rooting through the bins here — one of the top independent music stores in the country according to USA Today and others — will make your music-loving travel buddy deliriously happy. If you’re really into the blues, bookmark the list of historic markers along the Blues Trail (msbluestrail.org/ blues_marker_list) and take a marker-spotting drive in the countryside around Oxford.


The Rib Cage is a classic college dive. If ribs are your travel partner’s thing and not yours, try the quail dinner ($15.99) or a sampler plate with tenderloin, kielbasa and pulled pork ($22.99). Hey, Elvis!

ELVIS PRESLEY BIRTHPLACE

You could take a day and drive the 90 minutes or so to Memphis and Graceland, but we suggest a detour to Tupelo on your way back to Atlanta, to visit the place where the King was born. A few decades ago, Elvis’ neighborhood was made of modest homes. Back then we found the white, two-room house with a Mississippi Historic Site marker out front, parked on the street, put a donation in the yellow plastic bucket on the front porch and walked in. We were alone except for the elderly attendant out front. Today, the house remains but not the neighborhood. In its place is the Elvis Presley Birthplace, with — hold onto your blue suede shoes — an event center, museum, gift shop, theater, memorial chapel, gardens, an outdoor timeline of Elvis’ life and even the Assembly of God church he attended as a child. You can walk the grounds for free; a tour ($17) covers every single one of the buildings.

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Mark Kendall in The Magic Negro

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This isn’t a Top 10 list, by the way. We don’t believe in arbitrary cut-offs. This is the best

of the best being offered at playhouses, large and small, over the next few months. It takes you to Midtown and downtown and Little Five Points, from southwest Atlanta to Roswell, Lawrenceville and Chattahoochee Hills. It speaks several languages We’ve dug into brochures and websites and talked to folks in the know to determine this collection, which numbers 13, yes 13, a nice round number. This amazing range of work, from dramas to comedies, from musicals to one-person shows would make audiences in any theater town take notice. We may not be Chicago or New York, but these productions are ever more evidence that Atlanta occupies an important niche in the national theater landscape. 42 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


A few items-to-know:

• These choices come from professional theaters only — the 19 companies eligible for Suzi Bass awards, plus Out Front Theatre, which is in its first season and gets a pass on that requirement. • With this writing, we’ve already missed The Mountaintop at Aurora Theatre and the Alliance’s world premiere musical Troubadour, plus Theatrical Outfit’s inaugural Unexpected Play Reading Festival — or maybe you were smart enough to partake. Let’s hope. • Shows in metro Atlanta tend to open and close in clumps, which can make seeing everything you’d like to see a bit challenging. Do your best. • Finally, this list is subjective. It’s full of my choices and I’m equally comfortable and excited about them. Will every single thing be great or to your taste? Probably not. But isn’t that the fun of going to the theater?

FEBRUARY The One and Only Ivan | Synchronicity Theatre THROUGH FEB. 26. You might remember Ivan the gorilla from his time at Zoo Atlanta. Katherine Applegate’s 2013 Newbery Medal-winning novel revisits his earlier days, particularly his 27 years in a glass-and-concrete cage in a Tacoma, Wash., shopping center, where he didn’t set foot outside or see another of his kind for almost three decades. This adaptation uses actors who bring the animals — Ivan, elephants named Stella and Ruby, a dog named Bob — alive through movement, headpieces, masks, costumes and puppetry. Julie Skrzypek (last season’s Fancy Nancy) directs. The sad — and beautiful — story is part of Synchronicity’s Family Series. $15-$22. Tickets, details at 404.484.8636 or https://synchrotheatre.com/.

Too Heavy for My Pocket | Alliance Theatre THROUGH FEB. 26. A world premiere. The 2017 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition is Jiréh Breon Holder’s script about two couples in 1960s Nashville, dealing with civil unrest and the advent of the Freedom Riders. The playwright, a Memphis native and Morehouse College graduate, recently earned his M.F.A. in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and is working at Emory University through a playwriting fellowship. In the Alliance’s Hertz Stage. $20-$42. Details, tickets at 404.733.5000 or https://alliancetheatre.org/ production/too-heavy-your-pocket.

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A Kid Like Jake | Out Front Theatre THROUGH FEB. 26. Out Front, which focuses on work about the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intergender and allied) community, is in its first season, likely with some kinks to still work out. Jake, however, is an intriguing title. It features a New York City couple seeking the best private school for their precocious 4-year-old son. What makes Jake special — a lack of conformity and a passion for Cinderella dress-up — also causes family issues. In its 2013 premiere at New York’s Feb. 9 - 26, 2017 Lincoln Center, Daniel Pearle’s drama became a New York Times Critics’ Pick and was praised 404 - 448 - 2755 outfronttheatre.com by reviewer Charles Isherwood as being “a smart, fluent drama.” Out Front performs at the former Fabrefaction Theatre site on Brady Avenue in West Midtown. $15-$25. Details, tickets http://www.outfronttheatre.com/event/21c2119d8c62b82e6445dcd57130a136.

Sweep | Aurora Theatre

THROUGH MARCH 5. World premiere. According to the Aurora website, playwright Georgina Escobar “is the maker of hyper-sensical, ridiculous and sometimes impossible narratives that run current systems of thinking through different filters of human logic.” OK, then. Through that lens, Sweep, subtitled A Strange Imagining, is easier to grasp. The story: Sweepers Luna and Siri are the hitwomen of the multiverse, armed with deadly broomsticks bound to sweep mistakes into oblivion. But when they fail to clean up Adam and Eve’s apple situation, they find themselves on a cosmic journey through time. This is what happens, apparently, with a mash-up of Dragon Con sensibilities and the humor/adventure of a graphic novel. Who wouldn’t want to spend a couple of hours in Escobar’s world? In the Harvel Lab studio space. $20-$30. Details, tickets at 678.226.6222 or http://www.auroratheatre.com/onstage/2016-2017-ggc-harvel-lab-series/sweep/.

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years | Georgia Ensemble Theatre THROUGH MARCH 5. This oral history by Sadie and Bessie Delany began as a 1993 work of nonfiction, a New York Times best-seller, no less. In 1995 it was adapted for the stage. In 1999, the stage version became an award-winning TV adaptation (with Ruby Dee and Diahann Carroll). The sisters were the daughters of a former slave who became the first African-American elected bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States. They were civil rights pioneers, but their stories were largely unknown until a New York Times reporter my interviewed them for a 1991 feature story, then turned her story into a book. At GET, Donna Biscoe and Brenda Porter play the sisters, under the direction of Andrea Frye. $21-$30. Details, tickets at 770.641.1260 or http://get.org/.

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Exit Strategy | True Colors Theatre Company THROUGH MARCH 19. The Chicago Tribune called playwright Ike Holter, the man behind this script, one of the “most exciting young writers in the city.” It also named him Chicagoan of the Year in Theater in 2014. This drama, about a public school facing closure, seems simple, but it’s not. “A lot of people expect things from me when it comes to race but I don’t just write black characters,” says Holter, who’s in his early 30s. “I really like getting inside the mind of a 55-year-old white woman and giving her the kind of text that no one has given her before. I like surprising people.” Here’s what the New York Theatre Guide said about Exit Strategy: “It hits on every level a theater lover, novice or even someone who doesn’t really like the theater (?!?) could want. Drama, got it. Comedy, check. Realism, idealism, struggle, conflict, triumph and even romance.” The True Colors cast includes: Matthew Busch (The Thrush & and the Woodpecker at Actor’s Express), Tess Malis Kincaid, William S. Murphey and Diany Rodriguez, among others. $20-$50. Details, tickets at 877.729.8849 or https://truecolorstheatre.org/2016/03/25/exitstrategy/.

The Temple Bombing | Alliance Theatre THROUGH MARCH 12. World premiere. Although this script is set firmly in Atlanta — it deals with the October 1958 explosion at the city’s oldest synagogue — the project began with New York’s Tectonic Theater Project (The Laramie Project) and is inspired by the award-winning book by Melissa Fay Greene. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case, the Temple’s Rabbi Rothschild became a public advocate for civil rights. The explosion and national support for the Temple community toughened Atlanta city leaders’ resolve to investigate and prosecute the crime, leading the way to dramatic social change. The script is by Tectonic company member Jimmy Maize, who directs. No cast had been named at our publication date. Recommended for age 13 and older. The drama closes the Alliance’s 2016/17 mainstage season. $20-$72. Details, tickets at 404.733.5000 or https:// alliancetheatre.org/production/the-temple-bombing.

march The Bridges of Madison County | Aurora Theatre MARCH 9-APRIL 16. Regional premiere. This 2014 musical by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last 5 Years) didn’t have much success on Broadway, running a paltry three months. But it has its fans still, including the wildly talented gang making theater in Lawrenceville. The show, with a book by Marsha Norman, is based on Robert James Waller’s slim 1993 novel and the subsequent feature film with Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Bridges tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with the traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. Kristin Markiton is Aurora’s Francesca, Travis 46 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


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Smith (Memphis) its Robert. Justin Anderson directs. $20-$65. Details, tickets at 678.226.6222 or http://www.auroratheatre.com/on-stage/2016-17-signature-series/the-bridges-of-madisoncounty/.

White Woman in Progress | 7 Stages MARCH 17-APRIL 2. World premiere. Tara Ochs’ one-woman crackerjack of a play was the singular best piece of theater I saw last year — and it was only a first reading. White Woman in Progress comes from Ochs’ work as civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo in the 2014 Oscar-nominated movie Selma. Although she didn’t have a great deal of screen time, the story of Liuzzo — a Detroit housewife who drove to Selma to take part in the famous march and was murdered — won’t let her go. Ochs’ drama champions individual power and breaks open the conversation surrounding privilege, race and social justice today. Here’s a shoutout, also, to 7 Stages Home Brew developmental series, which introduced White Woman to an enthralled Saturday afternoon gathering of theater lovers. $22.50 and up. Details, tickets at 404.523.7647 or http:// www.7stages.org/shows/white-woman-progress/

Grease | Serenbe Playhouse MARCH 23-APRIL 16. This long-lived 1971 musical, based on creator Jim Jacobs’ high school years in Chicago, will be staged at a vintage drive-in. It’s 1959. Will Danny (Michael Stiggers) and Sandy (Randi Garza, Evita) ever get together? Will the Pink Ladies and Greasers continue to rule? Will it rain on prom night? The tuneful Broadway original ran for eight years, was revived in 1994 and 2007, had two national tours, became a cult favorite feature film in 1978 and had a live TV production last year. It’s not a great musical by any stretch of the imagination, but Serenbe’s creative staging begs for a look. Were you born to hand jive? For ages 15 and up. Serenbe is an outdoor theater in Chattahoochee Hills (south Fulton County). Only season tickets were available at our deadline. $30-$35. Details, tickets at 770.463.1110 or http://www. serenbeplayhouse.com/shows-events/current-season.

The Magic Negro and other Blackity Blackness, as told by an African-American Man who also happens to be Black | Alliance Theatre MARCH 24-APRIL 15. Yes, that’s the title. And the playwright’s capitalization (or lack thereof). Every word hints at what you might expect from this “hilarious sketch comedy” created by Mark Kendall and honed at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company. Kendall, a leader in Atlanta’s growing AfricanAmerican comedy network — shows a performer at war with himself. He pointedly, humorously dissects common themes in representations of the AfricanAmerican experience, making us laugh, then ask why we’re laughing. He covers everything from race cards and white flight to Aunt Jemima. The Magic Negro was developed in the Alliance’s Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and is the first Reiser project to get a full production on the Hertz 48 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


Stage. Recommended for adult audiences. $15-$25. Details, tickets at 404.733.5000 or https:// alliancetheatre.org/production/the-magic-negro-and-other-blackity-blackness-told-by-africanamerican-man-who-also.

Strait of Gibraltar | Synchronicity Theatre MARCH 31-APRIL 23. World premiere. This drama by Andrea Lepcio (2009’s The Lost Pony) was timely when the script was first being developed a few years ago. It’s even more timely now. Strait looks at the impact of the Patriot Act through the eyes of a young couple in love. Zameer is a Moroccan man living in New York illegally; Miriam is a Jewish-American banker. He’s suspected of terrorism, she of money laundering. Did they do it or is it a witch hunt? This is the world we live in, the drama says, asking: “Is it the world we want?” Producing artistic director Rachel May directs. Benjamin DeWitt Sims is Zameer; Maggie Birkl is Miriam. $15-$50. Details, tickets at 404.484.8636 or https://synchrotheatre. com/season/strait-of-gibraltar.

april Pais de Bicicleta (Bicycle Country) | Aurora Theatre APRIL 7-30. One of the Lawrenceville’s company’s most admirable attributes is its Teatro Aurora program, which brings Spanish-language productions to audiences of all backgrounds. Pais de Bicicleta, on the Harvel Lab stage, comes from playwright Nilo Cruz (last season’s Sotto Voce, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Anna in the Tropics). We meet three refugees with a lust for freedom, finally trying to make a successful journey across the sea from Havana to Miami. The play’s magical realism comes with whip-fast dialogue that stings with vitality and is stitched with the Latin love of music and dance. The Spanish dialogue is accompanied by English supertitles.

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ESTABLISHMENT — In tribute to Southern fare, Establishment’s kitchen cultivates a traditional array of Georgia classics and original creations such pimiento cheese with bourbon bacon marmalade, hot boiled peanut hummus, venison “buckshot” meatballs, and one very special entree, an 1845 custom cut aged Delmonico steak served campfirestyle with parmesan rosemary truffle fries. Craft cocktails and regional beers. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 517 in Colony Square, 404.347.5291, establishmentatlanta.com. M LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco 50 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M LOBBY — The menu at this sophisticated American restaurant focuses on seasonal fare. In the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M

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ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a clublike atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M PACES & VINE — The team behind intown Murphy’s expands to Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus by celebrated Atlanta chef Ian Winslade (Murphy’s, W hotels, Bluepointe). 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V

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TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M 52 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertain-

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ment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; ruthschris.com. A, B, D SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Three locations: Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Rd #175, 404.815-6677; Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen. com. B, M, V STK ATLANTA — STK blends a chic lounge and a dynamic fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. Midtown: 1075 Peachtree St., NE (at 12th St.); 404.793.0144, togrp.com/ venue/stk-atlanta. M

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SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta.com. V


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DINING GUIDE BREWPUB/ GOURMET PUB FARE

GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. M, B TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

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COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta. com. V PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlins-inspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW

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ECCO — 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. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M

ITALIAN

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810, davios.com/atl. B 54 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposedbrick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria. com. M MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY — Specializing in Italian-American 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. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead: 3368 Peachtree Road, 404-816-9650; Cumberland Mall: 1601 Cumberland Mall, 770-799-1580; Perimeter Mall: 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, 770-804-3313. maggianos.com B, NA, P

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ALMA — 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. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662, alma-atlanta.com. D EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

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LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M

VEGAN

HERBAN FIX — 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. M


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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.

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

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FOX FUN FACTS

Watch what’s under your feet — that’s not just any old carpeting Chances are you’ve never given the floor of the Fox Theatre much thought. We’re thinking you might want to pay a bit more attention to the patterns beneath your feet. You are, in fact, walking on a woven bit of history. Here’s what we mean:

• The design of the theater carpet has symbols that represent the Shriners, who once owned the building, and theater founder William Fox. • Sheep from New Zealand and Scotland produced the wool mixture that is part of the carpet. • Bloomsburg Carpet Industries in Pennsylvania custom-made the Fox Theatre’s auditorium, gallery and Egyptian Ballroom carpets. They cover more than an acre of space. • The Egyptian Ballroom’s original carpeting was made in Ireland. • Bloomsburg Carpet Industries also produced the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Senate’s carpeting. 58 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

• The Fox replaces it carpet every 18-20 years. • A recent carpet installation took 21 days and more than 900 people hours to complete. • In January, carpet was installed in the gallery section of the auditorium, covering the original linoleum flooring so it looks uniform with the rest of the theater. This is the first time since opening day in 1929 that carpet has covered this section of the auditorium. • Additional carpeting is always ordered for the Fox’s attic stock in case repairs are needed for existing carpeting. • The yarn was processed and dyed in North Georgia and woven in Pennsylvania.

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• The Fox Theatre carpet design is based on photographs and a sample of the original carpet installed in 1929.


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