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FEATURES 6 Appointment(s) With Death Georgia native James Taylor Odom plays 8

“deliciously nasty” roles in Gentleman’s Guide, the U.S.-made musical set in Edwardian England. By Julie Bookman

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tlanta audiences seem never to tire of certain musical spectacles. Think Phantom of the Opera or Wicked, which pull into town every few years. It’s anybody’s guess if they’ll be just as smitten with the giddy Brit-themed A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for best musical. Think “Downton Abbey” meets Gilbert & Sullivan meets Oscar Wilde with side of Monty Python and, perhaps, an Edwin Drood vibe. Still, Gentleman’s Guide is a fully American invention. And a deliciously cheeky one, at that. The songs are “streams of memorable melody” and “fizzily witty turns of phrase,” said The New York Times. Might theatergoers leave the Fox singing the suspiciously

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James Taylor Odom (right) wears the godly garb of the Rev. Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith. Again, Monty Navarro (Blake Price) is scheming to commit homicide.


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up-tempo “Why Are All the D’Ysquith’s Dying?” (The surname is pronounced DIES-quith.) The musical, described by USA Today as “morbidly hilarious,” is based on the 1949 movie Kind Hearts and Coronets, a British black comedy. It, in turn, was inspired by the 1907 Roy Horniman novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal. The plot turns on Monty Navarro, who’s in love with the social-climbing Sibella. Monty can’t marry her because he’s a pauper. But, when his mother dies, he learns he has aristocratic blood. What luck! Monty is ninth in line to inherit the family fortune and an earldom.


Doing the latest dance steps are James Taylor Odom (center, as Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith) and the ladies of the ensemble.

What’s a clever fellow to do? Knock off the eight D’Ysquiths who precede him, perhaps? The conceit: One actor plays all eight corpses-to-be. On film, Alec Guinness played the ill-fated eccentrics. On Broadway, Jefferson Mays won critical bouquets, a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award for playing the role(s) billed as “The D’Ysquith Family.” Gentleman’s Guide also won Tonys for director Darko Tresnjak, librettist Robert L. Freedman and costume designer Linda Cho. The revenge fantasy is on its second national tour but is making its first trip to Atlanta. James ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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Taylor Odom comes home to do the D’Ysquith Family sprint. Odom, 27, grew up in Lawrenceville and got a theater degree from Brenau University. He endured a months-long audition process before being cast as the “Family.” He’s always been something of an Anglophile,” he says. As a kid, he and his dad watched the Blake Edwards Pink Panther movies endlessly (A Shot in the Dark is his favorite). He recalls running around the house imitating Peter Sellers and “breaking things.” Regionally, he’s done a bunch of Brits: Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes in Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, Charles Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer. At Berkmar High in Lilburn, he played Harold Hill 12

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Blake Price as scheming Monty Navarro (top, with Colleen McLaughlin as Sibella), woos her as one of his loves. At right: James Taylor Odom as Henry D’Ysquith, with Kristen Kane and Blake Price (as Monty Navarro).


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in The Music Man and the Elvis-inspired Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie. News of the Gentleman’s Guide casting call came while he was doing nine shows a week as Henry Higgins at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. “I couldn’t pass up the chance,” he says. “After a two-show day I got myself to New York for that open call. I was fifth in line and nobody knew me.” His 32-page “audition packet” included songs and sides for all eight characters — from several gentlemen to the impossible Lady Hyacinth and the terribly bad actress Lady Salome. Each is ridiculously snooty. Odom’s favorite D’Yquith changes nightly, depending on the audience, his fellow actors and how any particular character decides to live in the moment of that performance. “They all come alive and always surprise me,” he says. “That’s where the fun lies. The minute I put on a costume, that informs my moves and helps me create that character.

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Colleen McLaughlin (from left) as Sibella, Blake Price as Monty Navarro and Erin McIntyre as Phoebe. Neither would-be fiancée knows about the other.


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“I will say this,” he offers, confidentially. “How Henry the beekeeper dies is a particularly favorite of mine.” If you’re seeing the musical for the first time, Odom says just sit back and enjoy. Don’t worry about who’s who or the order of succession. “You’re going to meet them all, and I think each of them is deliciously nasty.” Odom has dressers and a makeup artist in the wings to help him morph from one D’Ysquith to the next — one change is a mere 14 seconds. “It really is a beast of a role,” he says. “It does a number on the body and the mind. But when you love it so much, it’s all worth it.”

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER BASED ON A NOVEL BY ROY HORNIMAN BOOK AND LYRICS BY

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY

ROBERT L. FREEDMAN

STEVEN LUTVAK

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JAMES TAYLOR ODOM

BLAKE PRICE

COLLEEN McLAUGHLIN

ERIN McINTYRE

TIMOTHY AARON COOPER ASHTON MICHAEL COREY MIA FITZGIBBON COLLEEN GALLAGHER BRIANA GANTSWEG KRISTEN KANE RILEY McFARLAND CONOR McGIFFIN RYNE NARDECCHIA ROSIE WEBBER SCENIC DESIGN

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CAST (in order of appearance) Monty Navarro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BLAKE PRICE Miss Shingle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KRISTEN KANE Sibella Hallward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .COLLEEN McLAUGHLIN Asquith D’Ysquith Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Tour Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLLEEN GALLAGHER Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Reverend Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Miss Barley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BRIANA GANTSWEG Lord Asquith D’Ysquith Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Henry D’Ysquith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Tom Copley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASHTON MICHAEL COREY Phoebe D’Ysquith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ERIN McINTYRE Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Newsboys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASHTON MICHAEL COREY, COLLEEN GALLAGHER, KRISTEN KANE, CONOR McGIFFIN Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Lady Salomé D’Ysquith Pumphrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Actors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TIMOTHY AARON COOPER, ASHTON MICHAEL COREY, CONOR McGIFFIN Lady Eugenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLLEEN GALLAGHER Mr. Gorby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TIMOTHY AARON COOPER Chief Inspector Pinckney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONOR McGIFFIN Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASHTON MICHAEL COREY, Magistrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TIMOTHY AARON COOPER Chauncey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES TAYLOR ODOM Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . TIMOTHY AARON COOPER, ASHTON MICHAEL COREY, COLLEEN GALLAGHER, BRIANA GANTSWEG, KRISTEN KANE, CONOR McGIFFIN UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the appearance. For the D’Ysquith Family — TIMOTHY AARON COOPER, CONOR McGIFFIN; for Monty Navarro — ASHTON MICHAEL COREY, RYNE NARDECCHIA; for Sibella Hallward — MIA FITZGIBBON, BRIANA GANTSWEG; for Phoebe D’Ysquith — MIA FITZGIBBON, BRIANA GANTSWEG; for Miss Shingle — MIA FITZGIBBON, ROSIE WEBBER; for Lady Eugenia — MIA FITZGIBBON, ROSIE WEBBER; for Miss Barley — MIA FITZGIBBON, ROSIE WEBBER SWINGS MIA FITZGIBBON, RILEY McFARLAND, RYNE NARDECCHIA, ROSIE WEBBER DANCE CAPTAIN RYNE NARDECCHIA TIME and PLACE London, 1909 THERE WILL BE ONE 20-MINUTE INTERMISSION.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 “A Warning to the Audience” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “You’re a D’Ysquith” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Shingle, Monty “I Don’t Know What I’d Do” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sibella “Foolish to Think” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monty “A Warning to Monty” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “I Don’t Understand the Poor” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lord Adalbert, Ensemble “Foolish to Think” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monty “Poison in My Pocket” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monty, Asquith Jr., Miss Barley “Poor Monty” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sibella, Ensemble “Better With a Man” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Henry, Monty “Inside Out” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phoebe, Monty “Lady Hyacinth Abroad” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lady Hyacinth, Ensemble “The Last One You’d Expect” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company ACT 2 “Why Are All the D’Ysquiths Dying?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mourners, Lord Adalbert “Sibella” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monty “I’ve Decided to Marry You” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phoebe, Sibella, Monty “Final Warning” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “Poison in My Pocket” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monty “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lord Adalbert, Company “Stop! Wait! What?!” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monty “That Horrible Woman” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sibella, Phoebe, Inspector, Magistrate, Guard “Finale” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company ORCHESTRA Music Director — JOSH CULLEN Associate Director — JACOB HEID Clarinet — JORDAN STANDLEE; Oboe/English horn/Bassoon — NATHAN NIX; French horn —JACOB POULOS; Trumpet — QUENTIN VOLK; Violin — IONUT COSARCA; Cello — ELEN WROTEN; Drums/Percussion — JOSHUA AZENBERG Music Coordinator — JOHN MEZZIO

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BIOS JAMES TAYLOR ODOM (The D’Ysquith Family) is thrilled to make his national tour debut. Regional: Murder for Two (Suspects), My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins), The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay), Baskerville (Sherlock Holmes) and Mary Poppins (George Banks). Other favorites include The Importance of Being Earnest; One Man, Two Guvnors; God of Carnage; and The West End Horror. Recent theaters include TheatreSquared, Shadowland Stages, Cortland Repertory and Prather Entertainment Group. Training: B.A., Gainesville Theatre Alliance. M.F.A., University of Arkansas. jamestaylorodom.com BLAKE PRICE (Monty Navarro) is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. NYC credits: Engeman Theatre, Jekyll & Hyde (Poole/Ens). Regional credits: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Guys & Dolls (Harry the Horse); Texas Shakespeare Festival, Carousel (Billy Bigelow); Merchant of Venice (Gratiano). Film/TV credits: TipToe Pictures, Land of the Outlaws (Bobby Ames). Training: B.F.A. music theater performance, Western Michigan University. Go Broncos! Blake thanks Peggy Hickey, Jason Styres and Mikey Nagy of the Krasny Office and his beautifully strange mother, father, and brother in Kentwood, Mich., for providing him with clothes for his back, (lots of) food for his stomach and enough sarcasm to make him question his choices for decades to come. He’s sorry for accidentally letting his friend see the code to open the garage in sixth grade. His bad. blakewprice.com; IG/Twitter: BlakeWPrice COLLEEN McLAUGHLIN (Sibella Hallward) is over the moon to be a part of this incredible show. Being draped in her favorite color is the cherry on top! She has a B.F.A. in musical theater from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. All the love and thanks in the world to family and friends. A special thanks to the glorious Candace Goetz. As always, this is for the awe-inspiring Jim and Katherine McLaughlin. Enjoy the madness!

ERIN McINTYRE (Phoebe D’Ysquith) is a lyric coloratura soprano who has performed extensively onstage throughout Australia and the U.K. She’s thrilled to make her U.S. debut performing her dream role of Phoebe D’Ysquith. Other favorite roles include Wicked (Glinda), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), Carousel (Julie), Love Never Dies/Phantom of the Opera (Christine Daaé), Orpheus in the Underworld (Eurydice) and Oklahoma! (Laurey). Erin sends love to her coach and mentor, the late Jon Weaving, her wonderful family, friends and brilliant husband, Liam. erinmcintyre.net TIMOTHY AARON COOPER (Magistrate) is excited and grateful to join the Gentleman’s Guide family. NYC credits: The Light Rail (Jamie), Vox Lumiere’s Phantom (Faust). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealotes), Les Misérables (Marius), Ragtime (Houdini). Tim has worked as a mainstage performer for Disney Cruise Line. B.F.A., Brigham Young University. Much love and thanks to his wife, Sarah, daughter Ollie, Jason Styres, and Dave Secor at Daniel Hoff Agency Inc. timothyaaroncooper.com ASHTON MICHAEL COREY (Tom Copley) is honored to be part of the Gentleman’s Guide family. He recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in musical theater performance. Ashton has been seen in concerts throughout Europe and North America and frequents Town Hall and 54 Below in New York City. Recent credits include the AEA showcase of Closer Than You Think (Billy) and Hef (Chairman) as well as the NYMF reading of ECO (Hunter). Regional credits include Spring Awakening (Melchior) and West Side Story (Action). Special thanks to his friends and family for their never-ending love and support, and to Jason Styres, Craig Holzberg and Bernadette McBrinn for this exciting opportunity. “I don’t know what I’d do without you!” Avalon Artists Group. ashtonmichaelcorey.com

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BIOS MIA FITZGIBBON (Swing) is beyond thrilled to be on the road with GGLAM. National tour: Annie (Ensemble, u/s Grace). Regional: Of Mice and Men (Curley’s Wife), August: Osage County (Jean Fordham). Proud graduate of Indiana University, B.F.A. in musical theater. Much gratitude to Jason Styres. Much love to Mom and Dad. miafitzgibbon.com COLLEEN GALLAGHER (Lady Eugenia, Tour Guide) is thrilled to be touring with GGLAM. She’s a graduate of Manhattanville College. Credits include Ragtime (Ensemble), The Music Man (Marian), Brigadoon (Fiona), Kiss Me Kate (Lilli) and The Secret Garden (Martha). Thank you to NETworks and Jason Styres for this amazing opportunity and to family, friends and Mike for the continuous love and support. BRIANA GANTSWEG (Miss Barley). National tour: A Christmas Story: The Musical (Mother standby). Regional: All Shook Up (Miss Sandra, New London Barn Playhouse); Emma (Emma, the Gallery Players & LATC); A Little Night Music (Anne Egerman, Pacific Alliance Stage). Voice-over: Crimson Peak (Universal Pictures), Soul Sacrifice (Sony Japan), numerous audiobooks (Audible). Special recognition: Carolyn Weber Award (2016 Lotte Lenya Competition). Rays of gratitude to Jason Styres, CSA. For Gpa Boat and Gma CA. BrianaGantsweg.com KRISTEN KANE (Miss Shingle) is over the moon to make her tour debut. Regional credits: NY regional premiere of Heathers: The Musical (Martha Dunnstock), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), Oklahoma! (Ensemble). New York: BroadwayCon. Huge thank you to Gregg Baker Management and the Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studios. Thank you to Jason Styres, CSA and everyone involved with GGLAM. Kristen dedicates this performance to her family and Aunt Lee. kristenkane.com RILEY McFARLAND (Swing) is a California native and a recent University of Michigan graduate. Off-Broadway: The Sorceress (Zorekh/Chorus). Regional: The Mystery of 26

Edwin Drood (John Jasper), Into the Woods (Baker), Next to Normal (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine), The Crucible (John Proctor). rileymcf.com CONOR McGIFFIN (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be a part of this ludicrous masterpiece. His most recent credits include Annie (Mr. Bundles), Man of La Mancha (Maria/Ensemble), Bullets Over Broadway (Flender/Tulio) and Chess (Anatoly). Proud University of Michigan graduate. To Mom, Dad, Bridget and Lexie — I love you all! www.conormcgiffin.com RYNE NARDECCHIA (Swing) is thrilled to be on his first national tour. He is a recent Texas State graduate, with a B.F.A. in musical theater. Much thanks to the production team and cast for all they’ve taught him, and to his family for their omnipresent love. rynenardecchia.com ROSIE WEBBER (Swing) is overjoyed to make her national tour debut. Rosie, an Alabama native, graduated from Rider University in 2016 with a B.F.A. in musical theater. Thanks to the fam, friends and mentors for their endless love and support. ROBERT L. FREEDMAN (Book and Lyrics). Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for best book of amMusical for Gentleman’s Guide. TV: ABC’s Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (Emmy, Writers Guild nominations); ABC’s Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (WGA nomination); HBO’s A Deadly Secret (WGA Award); Lifetime’s Murder in the Hamptons. STEVEN LUTVAK (Music and Lyrics) made his Broadway debut with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Tony awards for best musical). He also wrote the title track for Paramount’s Mad Hot Ballroom. Other awards: Kleban, Fred Ebb awards (with Robert L. Freedman); the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award; two Jonathan Larson Foundation Grants; Johnny Mercer Emerging American Songwriting Award; NEA grant. CDs: The Time It Takes, Ahead of My Heart. Steven is

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BIOS proud to be on the faculty at NYU’s graduate musical theater program, his alma mater (and where he first met Freedman). Steven lives in NYC with his husband, choreographer Michael McGowan, and their daughter, Eliot Rose. DARKO TRESNJAK (Original Director) won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his direction of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. He won the Obie Award for his direction of The Killer with Michael Shannon at Theatre for a New Audience. Recent directing cred­its include Rear Window with Kevin Bacon at Hartford Stage, where he is artistic director; The Ghosts of Versailles with Patti LuPone at L.A. Opera; and Anastasia on Broadway. PEGGY HICKEY (Tour Direction and Choreography). Broadway: Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations for best choreography); Lincoln Center: My Fair Lady (NY Philharmonic), The Most Happy Fella, Lucky to Be Me, The Music of Leonard Bernstein (New York City Opera). Regional: Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion (5th Avenue Theatre), Hartford, Old Globe, Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Music Theatre Wichita, California Music Theatre. Opera: most major opera houses. Film: The Brady Bunch Movie (MTV nomination for best choreography). Television: Hansel and Gretel (“Live From Lincoln Center”), Die Fledermaus (“Live From the Kennedy Center”), Beck’s “The New Pollution” (MTV Award for best choreography). peggyhickey.com ADAM CATES (Associate Director and Choreographer) has choreographed for Theatre Under the Stars, Music Theatre Wichita, Arkansas Rep, Gulfshore Playhouse, Theatre Aspen, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Juilliard Opera, Anchorage Opera, Bard Music Festival, New London Barn Playhouse and Nevada Rep. He is the co-book writer and choreographer of The World According to Snoopy. Associate/asst. credits include Broadway’s Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and Anything Goes. Tour

credits include Tommy Tune’s Doctor Dolittle, The Wizard of Oz. Television: “90210,” “Live From Lincoln Center.” Author of The Business of Show. adamcates.com @adamcnyc ALEXANDER DODGE (Scenic Design). Broadway: Anastasia (Outer Critics Circle nom); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms); Present Laughter (Tony nom); Old Acquaintance; Butley; Hedda Gabler. London West End: All New People. Off-Broadway: The Liar at CSC; Ripcord at MTC; Lips Together Teeth Apart at Second Stage; also Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Public, Lincoln Center. Recent: Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla and Paper Mill, and tours in Tokyo and Berlin. Opera: The Ghosts of Versailles at LA Opera; Dinner at Eight at Minnesota Opera; An American Tragedy at Glimmerglass; Il Trittico at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Der fliegende Holländer at Würzburg; Lohengrin in Budapest. Television: “Julie’s Greenroom” starring Julie Andrews for Netflix. Lucille Lortel, Elliot Norton, Connecticut Critics Circle, Craig Noel and IRNE awards winner. Training: Yale School of Drama. LINDA CHO (Costume Design) has worked with theater, dance and opera artists on stages throughout the nation and abroad. Broadway: Anastasia (Tony nomination), Gentleman’s Guide (Tony Award), Velocity of Autumn. Selected cred­its: La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Old Globe, Guthrie, LA Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company. Education: Yale School of Drama. PHILIP S. ROSENBERG (Lighting Designer). Broadway credits include The Elephant Man, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and It’s Only a Play. Off-Broadway credits include The Ruins of Civilization, The Explorer’s Club and Cactus Flower. Regional credits include productions at the Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Old Globe, TheatreWorks, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Dallas Theatre Center, Denver

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BIOS Center Theatre, Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage Company, TACT, Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Goodspeed Opera, Two River Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse and Westport Country Playhouse. DAN MOSES SCHREIER (Sound Design). Broadway: Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, Radio Golf, John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd, Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pacific Overtures, Assassins, Into the Woods, Topdog/Underdog, others. Off-B’way: Passion, Road Show, Homebody/Kabul, Floyd Collins, others. Composer: The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, The Tempest. Four Tony Award nominations. danmosesschreier.com AARON RHYNE (Projection Design). Broadway designs: Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Bonnie and Clyde. For Disney: Frozen (Hyperion Theatre, Disney California Adventure), Beauty and the Beast, Tangled (Disney Cruise Line). Opera: The Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera); La Traviata (Wolftrap); Florencia en el Amazonas (Florida Grand, Opera Colorado, Utah Opera); Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House). Off-Broadway: Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Westside); Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons); Appropriate (Signature); Water By the Spoonful, The Blue Flower, All New People and Lonely, I’m Not (Second Stage); Wild With Happy (the Public, Drama Desk nomination); Graceland (Lincoln Center). Regional: Hartford Stage, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Asolo Rep, Huntington Theatre Company, Geffen Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre, Ford’s Theatre. aaronrhyne.com CHARLES G. LaPOINTE (Hair and Wig Design). More than 50 Broadway shows including On Your Feet, Hamilton, Doctor Zhivago, The Color Purple, Of Mice and Men, Violet, Sideshow, Elephant Man, After Midnight, Beautiful, Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Motown, Jekyll & Hyde, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, The Mountaintop, Memphis, 28

Lombardi, Fences, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, A Raisin in the Sun. Emmy nominee for “The Wiz Live!” JONATHAN TUNICK (Orchestrations). Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Passion, A Chorus Line. Composer/conductor of films directed by Mike Nichols, Franco Zeffirelli and Sidney Lumet, plus Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Smash, Galavant and Into the Woods. One of eight living EGOT owners, holding Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy awards. Elected in 2009 to the Theatre Hall of Fame. DIANNE ADAMS McDOWELL (Vocal Arranger). The former NYC resident’s composer/lyricist credits include the New Victory Theater production of The Wind in the Willows and the New Jersey Repertory premiere of Bookends, both with collaborator, James McDowell. Dianne composed for Radio City Music Hall, was associate conductor/ vocal arranger for the Tony-nominated Starmites and served as vocal arranger for the original Broadway production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, which won numerous Drama Desk awards, four 2014 Tony awards (including best musical) and a 2015 Grammy nomination. For Constant Star, she earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination (Washington, D.C.), a Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) and a Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Award. Dianne, who lives in rural New York, enjoys family, cooking and gardening. PAUL STAROBA (Music Supervisor) has been in charge of the Gentleman’s Guide music department since 2009 and co-wrote the show’s incidental score with composer Steve Lutvak. Other Broadway/off-Broadway conducting credits include War Paint, Dear Evan Hansen, A Little Night Music (with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury), Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Carrie, Happiness and Saved. JOSH CULLEN (Music Director). Music directed Pins and Needles (NYU Steinhardt), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Irvington Town Hall Theater), Truth or Lie (Fourth Street

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BIOS Theatre), Who Is Eartha Mae? (United Solo). Other favorite credits include My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, True Love and Little Shop of Horrors (Sharon Playhouse); Kiss Me, Kate (NYU Steinhardt); The Secret Garden and Trojan Women (NYU Tisch); Rent and Smokey Joe’s Café (Manoa Valley Theater). Featured pianist with Lincoln Center Stage (Holland America Line), concerto soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic and Detroit Symphony orchestras. B.M. from the University of Michigan; M.M.’s from New York University and Juilliard. Love to Sheldon, and thanks to Paul and Steven for making this possible. joshcullen.com JOHN MEZZIO (Music Coordinator) has conducted the national tours of State Fair with John Davidson, Victor Victoria with Toni Tennille, Seussical the Musical, Cinderella with Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, the Royal National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and The Wedding Singer. He was associate conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton and musical coordinator for the national/international tours of Sweet Charity with Molly Ringwald, Annie with John Schuck and Mackenzie Phillips, Hairspray, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, Elf the Musical, Memphis, Bullets Over Broadway, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Shrek the Musical. JASON STYRES, CSA (Casting). Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide, Dames at Sea, The Lion King, Nice Work. Off-Broadway: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years, The War Boys, Money Talks, Trip of Love, iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical (NYMF), Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical. Encores: 15 productions, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Merrily We Roll Along and On Your Toes. National tours: A Gentleman’s Guide, The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Film/TV: “How You Look at It,” “Carousel” (PBS); “Six by Sondheim” (HBO); “So You Think You Can Dance,” 50 Shades of F*****d Up. Regional/commercial/other: Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, Hartford Stage, NY Philharmonic, Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.), San Francisco Symphony,

TUTS, TUTS Underground, North Shore, Infinity Theatre Company, the Prancing Elites Project, Alexander McQueen/Document Journal. Seven-time Artios Award nominee. MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI) is one of the world’s leading dramatic licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theaters from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical material and theatrical resources to more than 60,000 theatrical organizations in the United States and 60-plus countries. mtishows.com BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking 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, Miss Saigon, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, A Bronx Tale, Falsettos, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Fun Home, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, Bright Star and Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes. www.bbonyc.com EMILY WHITE-WINTER (Production Stage Manager) is excited for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder! She recently assistant stage-managed the national tour of Beauty and the Beast. Regional stage-managing credits include Assassins, Shipwrecked! and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City, Mo.); Cabaret (Musical Theatre Heritage, Kansas City); Here Lies Joyland (Kansas City Fringe); and Rapunzel (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). Regional assistant-stage-managing credits include Henry V and The Foreigner (Penn. Shakespeare). Emily graduated from Kansas State University. Thanks to Andrew for all the love and support.

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BIOS & STAFF JUSTIN T. SCHOLL (Company Manager) is proud to return to NETworks and join the D’Ysquith family. Broadway: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Assistant). International tours: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Shrek. National tours: R&H’s Cinderella, Elf, Flashdance, Broadway Rox Concert. Love to Gerri, Joe, Sydney & Cookie. 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 and has produced the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I and the National Theatre production of War Horse. With Cameron Mackintosh, he was executive producer of the U.S. and U.K. tours of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, Les Misérables and the new The Phantom of the Opera tour. He is most proud of his greatest productions — Marlo and Camden. NETworkds PRESENTATIONS (Producer), from its inception more than 20 years ago, has been an industry-leading producer and manager of touring musical theater productions. It remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. NETworks has toured more than 70 productions internationally. Current projects include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Finding Neverland, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I.

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OPENING NIGHT SEPT. 27, 2017 STAFF FOR A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Seth Wenig GENERAL MANAGEMENT GENTRY & ASSOCIATES Gregory VanderPloeg Jamey Jennings Brad Broman Kevin Persaud Jack Stephens PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT NETWORK PRESENTATIONS Jason Juenker Hector Guvias Cody O’Dell Emma Downey COMPANY MANAGER Justin T. Scholl CASTING Jason Styres, CSA TOUR BOOKING 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 Production Stage Manager . . Emily White-Winter Asst. Director/Choreographer . . Sarah Hartmann Associate Scenic Designer . . . . . Colin McGurk Assoc. Lighting Designer . . Craig Stelzenmuller Asst. Lighting Designer . . . Robert W. Sambrato Assoc. Sound Designers . . Dillon Cody, Nicholas Pope Associate Projection Designer . . . . Nick Graci Costume Coordinator . . . . . . . Jimm Halliday Asst. Costume Coordinator . . . John Saunders Costume Staff Michelina Abrahamzon, Trev Gabel Makeup and Hair Coordinator . . . . . Hailei Call Dialect Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Furey Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Crouch Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Schroeder Assistant Carpenter . . . . . . . Matthew Boyer Head Props . . . . . . . . . . Vanessa Thomas Production Electrician . . . . . . Marq Gonzalez Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . Logan Garrett Assistant Electrician . . . . . . . . Carl Gosselin Moving Lights Programmer . . . . Jeff Englander Video Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tao Li Head Sound . . . . . . . . John Emmett O’Brien Assistant Sound . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Diaz Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . Danae Jimenez Asst. Wardrobe Supervisor . . . Matthew Myers Hair/Wig Supervisor . . . . . . Cassie Williams

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STAFF Electronic Music Designer . . . . . . . . Hiro Iida Physical Therapy . NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy Inc. Print Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SpotCo Radio Spot Production . . . . . . . . HMS Media Television Spot Design/Video Production . . . . . . SpotCo, HMS Media Website . . . . . . . . . NETworks Presentations Production Photography . . . . . Jeremy Daniel Accounting . . . . NETworks Presentations LLC HR & Payroll Services . . . Human Resources inc. Housing . . . . Road Concierge, an ALTOUR Co. Travel Agency . . . . . . . . . . Janice Kessler, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Transfer Busing . . Clarion Coach, Croswell VIP Motorcoach Services 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 Asst./Assoc. General Manager . Curt Owens Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . John Kinna Controller . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Gifford Director of Tour Accounting . . . Laura S. Carey Executive Producer . . . . . . . Trinity Wheeler Senior Director, Booking & Engagements . . Mary K. Witte Director, Booking & Engagements . . Colin Byrne Engagement Manager . . . Esther Schwarzbauer Director of Marketing/PR . . . . . Heather Hess Digital Marketing Strategist . . . . Perrin Shapiro Senior General Manager . Gregory Vander Ploeg General Manager . . . . . . . . Jamey Jennings Asst. General Mgrs . . . Brad Broman, Kevin Persaud, Jack Stephens Senior Production Manager . . . . Jason Juenker Production Manager Hector Guivas, Cody O’Dell Assistant Production Manager . . . Emma Downey Music Coordinator . . . . . . . . . John Mezzio IT Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Pizza Warehouse Manager . . . . . . . . . Brad Korff Warehouse Costume Coordinator . . . . . . . . . Bobby Maglaughlin Office Manager . . . . . . . . . Buddy Piccolino Administrative Assistants . . . . . . Carol Jewel REHEARSED AT Ripley Grier, New York City CREDITS Scenery and scenic effects built and altered by Proof Productions, Mantua, N.J. Automation built by Proof Productions. Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting, sound equipment from Sound Associates. Video equipment from WorldStage Inc. Original

costumes executed by John Schneeman Studios, Anthony Gilberto. Costumes executed by Jennifer Love Costumes, John Kristiansen New York Inc., Eric Witerling Inc. and Denver Bespoke by AJ Machete and Sons. Men’s shirts by Cego Custom Shirtmaker. Millinery by Lynne Mackey Studio. Additionial millinery by Arnol Levine. Shoes by La Duca Theatrical Shoes. Custom teeth by Horror Show Jack. SPECIAL THANKS TO The Clemens Performing Arts Center, Elmira, N.Y., and NAC Entertainment, Albert Nocciolino, President TAX & FINANCIAL CONSULTING, ACCOUNTING SERVICES CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Brian Enverso, Pat Guerieri INSURANCE BROKER SERVICES Maury Donnelly and Parr Inc. Robert B. Middleton Sr. and Meghan Shriver FINANCIAL SERVICES AND BANKING ARRANGEMENTS BY SunTrust Bank “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, New York, N.Y. www.mtishows.com ONLINE GentlemansGuideOnTour.com /AGentlemansGuideBroadway @GentlemansGuide @gentlemansguidebroadway GGLAM_tour #GGLAM 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 Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union.

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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.

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, they 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.)

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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ETIQUETTE

THE FOX THEATRE 660 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 404.881.2100 • Www.foxtheatre.org

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.

STAFF Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.O.O. Jeff Quesenberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . Senior Director, Sales and Marketing Shannon Caudill. . . Director of Operations & Public Safety Lester Andrews. . . . . . Director of Information Systems Nancy Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Lucy Lawler-Freas. . . . . . . . . . Director of Programming Shelly Kleppsattel. . . . . . . Booking & Contract Manager William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Events Erick Jimerson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Office Manager Jon Cooper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest Services Manager Shelby Moody. . . . . . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Aly Knight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager Laura Zimbrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Partnership Premium Seating Manager Jimmy McConico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Security Manager Jerome Carter. . . . . . . . . Facilities Operations Supervisor Amy Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Larry Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Props/Projectionist Ray T. Haynie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio

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

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

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.

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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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wildlife habitats, sanctuaries, zoos and environmental education centers around Georgia. Many offer a triple bonus: They’re entertaining, economical and educational. In some cases, you’re even supporting conservation and rehabilitation efforts.

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If your idea of a natural encounter is letting bison eat from your hand or seeing majestic giraffes roam freely, you’re in the right state of mind (and place). Here are five spots, arranged alphabetically, to start you walking on the wild side. No animals were harmed in the making of this story. CENTER FOR WILDLIFE EDUCATION AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY This Statesboro center, a 12-acre wetland preserve with a beaver lodge and walking paths, includes the Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center. Its mission is to support the university’s environmental education programs and provide wildlife encounters for humans. Watch eagles scrape the clouds. See the

habits and habitats of raptors, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Learn about native species like alligators, and invasive ones like the coypu (“marsh dog” or nutria). They look like beavers but don’t build dams. Choose a self-guided tour, see skunks and bunnies, follow the Children’s Discovery Trail or take in a raptor flight/ demonstration. Spend the night in the campground (tent rentals available), hike after dark and learn from staff members about nocturnal animals. Feeling brave? Sure you are. Pet the center’s pal, Monty the python. $2; $1 age 3-11 and military with ID. Hours: 9 a.m-4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-4:45 p.m. Saturday (closed Saturdays in June-August and holidays). 1 Southern Drive, Statesboro. 912.478.0831. academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ wildlife.

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NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY This 250-acre nonprofit in Locust Grove, 45 minutes south of Atlanta, heals and houses rescues from the Department of Natural Resources or transported from zoos and learning centers. Noah’s Ark is home to more than 100 species and 1,500 critters, ranging from monkeys and macaws to white tigers and wolves. Hundreds more creatures find their way here for rehabilitation. If an animal cannot be safely returned to the wild, then it stays for life. Allow at least an hour for a free, selfguided tour. Animal encounters are available for a fee. Get ultimate access as a “Keeper for a Day” — working and lunching with a zookeeper. Caring for the animals costs the Ark $33,000 a month, so donations of cash, food and supplies are always welcome. Check online for a wish list and ways to help. Self-guided tours free. Noon-3 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. $75-$500 for Keeper for a Day tours booked in advance. 712 LG Griffin Road, Locust Grove. 770.957.0888. noahs-ark.org.

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CHESTATEE WILDLIFE PRESERVE & ZOO Get cozy with emus (flightless birds), elk, zebras, lions, grizzlies and Foxie, a super-cute Fennec fox with really big ears. The smallish 20-acre Chestatee preserve in Dahlonega is home to some 100 exotic species and domestic animals, many of them rescues. It brings humans and beasts together through education, observation and interaction. Pack a picnic. Take a selfie with a hedgehog or hold a corn snake during a private small-animal encounter. Breakfasting with big cats is a mane event here, a chance to help zookeepers feed lions, tigers and leopards, and then toss a treat or three to bears, zebras and horses. Book your visit at least a week in advance. Chestatee is a nonprofit, staffed mostly by volunteers. Your new friends will roar in appreciation if you can donate fresh veggies or canned food (peaches, pears, green beans, peanut butter). $10; $5 age 11 and under. Small-animal encounter $100 (per family or group). Breakfast with big cats $250 per person. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., weather permitting. 469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega. 678.859.6820. chestateewildlife.com.


WILD ANIMAL SAFARI Here in Pine Mountain, you drive on the wild side to see hundreds of roaming camels, zebras, American bison, giraffes, Watusi cattle, water buffalo and more. You’ll be far from any traffic jams on this 3.5-mile route but don’t be surprised if someone lumbers to your car to say hello. You haven’t really lived until a camel pulls you over. If you’d rather not use your own ride, you can rent a park zebra van or take the tour bus (not available year-round; bus schedules are posted at the park entrance). Your admission includes entry to the Animal Walkabout where, in a more zoo-like setting, you’ll meet lemurs, alpacas, monkeys, exotic birds and Athena the white tiger. Plan on at least two hours to explore both sections of the park. $26.95; $23.95 ages 3-12 and age 65-plus. AAA, military and emergency-responder discounts available. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain. 706.663.8744. animalsafari.com. WILDLIFE SAFARI

OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER OF SAVANNAH The beauty and delicate eco-balance of coastal Georgia is highlighted in the compact, zoo-like Oatland Island preserve, surrounded by a hundred acres of maritime forest. Conservation and education are a priority at this Savannah area facility. See cougars and bobcats as you walk, plus a regal bald eagle, a ghostly barn owl and hawks at the Birds of Prey sanctuary. The elusive gray wolf is found in the Wolf Wilderness section, along with the Southern flying squirrel and other Deep South forest dwellers. Visit goats, turkeys and donkeys in the Barnyard and end your tour with the bison. Educational events focus on such activities as open-fire cooking and beekeeping. Summer camps are available for kindergarteners through eighth-graders. $5; $3 kids, military, age 65 and up. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah. 912.395.1500. oatlandisland.org.

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BLESS THESE BEASTS, TOO Wild adventures can also be found from Albany and Athens to Cleveland, and Quitman to Valdosta. If you don’t want to do a day trip or overnighter, Zoo Atlanta (404.624.9453, zooatlanta.org) is in your own backyard. Read on to learn more.

NORTH GEORGIA ZOO & FARM Come to Cleveland for hands-on exhibits, tours and a petting zoo (donkeys, pigs, llamas young and old). The disparate “family” includes cougars, lynx, New Guinea singing dogs, lemurs, marmosets, any number of birds, plus reptiles, amphibians, insects and hoofstock (camels, donkeys and such). Various encounters available. $23; $21 age 2-11 (infants free). Petting Farmonly is $8; $6 children. Farm tours are $19; $15 for children. Encounters are priced separately. Hours vary by day of week. Details: 706.348.7279 or northgeorgiazoo.com. TIGER STRIPES EXOTIC ANIMAL SANCTUARY This Quitman nonprofit rescues exotic and farm animals, providing a permanent home in which they’re cared for and protected for life. It also provides educational tours and has a petting zoo. $10; $5 age 10 and under. Open 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. every third Thursday (but check ahead). Details: 229.506.9099 or 220.263.6805, tigerstripes.org or facebook.com/Tiger-Stripes-355534910416. WILD ADVENTURES THEME PARK This zoological park in Valdosta reopened March 10 for a season that runs weekends42

only until June 1. Its animal kingdom includes African cranes and parrots, alpacas, gators, Asian elephants, Asian water buffalo, pygmy goats, a black bear, an India black buck, snakes, desert lynx, giraffes, giant zebras, the greater one-horned rhino, hedgehogs and meerkats, tortoises and much more. The park includes rides, games and creature talks. $39-$60. Includes admission to Splash Island Waterpark in season. Hours vary. Details: 229.219.7080 or wildadventures.com. ZOO OF CHEHAW PARK The Wild Animal Park in Albany was designed by naturalist Jim Fowler of TV’s “Wild Kingdom.” Chehaw, with more than 700 acres of conservation land and animal habitats, calls itself “nature’s playground.” It’s home to more than 200 animals of more than 125 species — cheetahs, black rhinos, meerkats, black bears, monkeys, camels, emus and tortoises, among many others. The zoo, founded on conservation, preservation and education, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Park only: $3 age 13 and up; $2 age 4-12, age 62 and up, and military. Zoo only: $8.20 age 13 and up; $7.20 age 62 and up; $5.30 age 4-12 and military; under 3 free. Park open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. MondaySunday. Zoo open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MondaySunday. Details: 229.430.5275 or chehaw.org.

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BEAR HOLLOW ZOO This Athens spot is home to non-releasable wildlife that faced physical or behavioral challenges and will live out their lives as species ambassadors. Meet a bald eagle named Honovi; assorted owls; a red-tailed hawk named Ohoopee; wild turkeys; a turkey vulture; black bears named DJ, Athena and Yonah; a bobcat named Katie; an American alligator, various snakes, gopher frogs and gopher tortoises, among others. Free. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Exhibit hall open 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Details: 706.613.3580 or athensclarkecounty.com/2757/Bear-Hollow-Zoo.


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We bring word of biscuits in the ’burbs, a taste of Spain in Inman Park, a new South City Kitchen in Alpharetta and much more.


THIS MONTH we catch up on projects linked (or unlinked) to chefs Linton Hopkins, Bill Greenwood, Richard Blais and Floridian Michael Schwartz, along with hot chicken news and a Garden & Gun club.

The menu at C. Ellet’s at The Battery Atlanta includes White Oak Pastures’ steak tartare with fried capers and bone marrow (left) and (above, from top) cold water oysters and apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.

WELL DONE Brunch-crazed suburbanites will rejoice at the arrival of Maple Street Biscuit Co. in Woodstock and Duluth. The fast-casual recipe is simple: Order fresh-make cathead-size biscuits and fill them with pecan-smoked bacon, fried chicken, sausage gravy, goat cheese (any or all); serve with sides; brew strong, delicious Red Leaf coffee; and serve from early morning through midafternoon. Already a phenomenon in parts of Florida, look for a Maple Street Biscuit on a street near you soon. … Star chef Linton Hopkins has finally opened C. Ellet’s Steak House at The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park. It’s named for his great-grandfather, Charles Ellet Jr., a Union solider during the Civil War and a bridge-building engineer. As Food for Thought reported last year, C. Ellet’s had been slotted for a May 2017 opening. The James Beard Award-winning Hopkins and wife Gina previously teamed on Restaurant Eugene, Holeman and Finch, ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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After a misfire with the Cockentrice, Krog Street Market welcomes Bar Mercado, a concept that that fits intown’s Inman Park neighborhood like fancy headger fits a matador. The space, inspired by Madrid’s Mercado de San Miguel, gets a handsome reboot with a menu of cured meats, cheeses and tapas from multiple regions of Spain. Hipster craft cocktails, and Spanish wines keep the casual fiesta going beyond the comida. … Florida-based celebrity chef Michael Schwartz — a restaurateur, James Beard Award winner and author — expands his empire to Phipps Plaza with Genuine Pizza, a superapproachable Italian joint with gourmet Neapolitan-style pies and toppings like short ribs and gruyere, meatballs with peppers and onions, slow-roasted pork and fig, and rock shrimp with fresh manchego cheese. With the most expensive item on the

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Genuine Pizza at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead creates fancy Neapolitan pies at highly reasonable prices. The mushroom pizza (top) comes with porcini and cremini mushrooms and Taleggio and fontina cheeses. Above: The interior.

Longleaf and H&F Burger. Their C. Ellet’s is a 6,500-sq. ft. room that seats up to 200. The dining room feels like it was plucked from New Orleans’ Garden District, with an elegant design that evokes a gentile but informal Southern atmosphere, a spot for an intimate bite or a rousing party. Steaks are the stars here, and Hopkins did his research, sourcing bovines from farms in eight states and offering a premier seafood program with cold and hot options. Baseball season opens March 29, so you still have a few non-baseball days — and those out-of-town-game days — to get your steak on. Plus, the Battery is open 365 days a year. …


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menu costing only $21, it’s very unBuckhead pricewise.

Woody’s CheeseSteaks (above) grows with a second location in Buckhead. Like the original intown spot, it uses a chopped steak/ onion/Cheez Whiz recipe that has pleased crowds for more than 40 years.

SIMMERING Opening day appears imminent for the long-awaited Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, the Nashville phenom that teased metro Atlantans last year with brief, impactful appearances at summer and fall festivals. Hattie’s will take over an old laundromat near Little Five Points, serving hot chicken in six spice levels, ranging from “Southern” (no heat) to “shut the cluck up” (burn notice). … The legendary Woody’s CheeseSteaks adds a second location near the East Andrews Entertainment district in Buckhead. The chopped steak/onion/Cheez Whiz creations are a 40-plusyear tradition at the original location on Monroe Drive intown. The Buckhead spot will feature an expanded menu, says owner Steven Renner, who took over Woody’s in 2010. …

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Fans of Southern style magazine Garden & Gun likely will appreciate a brick-and-mortar experience that’s due this spring. The Charleston-based operation plans to open Garden & Gun Club at The Battery Atlanta. Despite the “club” in its name, no membership will be required. Garden & Gun will pour cocktails and serve lunch and dinner. …


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to take over the former BrickTop’s space at Peachtree Street and Piedmont Avenue in Buckhead.

Flip Burger Boutique in Buckhead, originally one of three Flip gourmet burger locations in the city, has shut down its fryers. Only the Howell Mill Road restaurant remains. The buzz about the boutique eateries, the brainchild of “Top Chef” master Richard Blais, had been eroding since Blais left Atlanta to pursue projects elsewhere. … Finally, the last cow has left Cowtippers, the iconic Midtown spot that served steaks near Piedmont Park for more than 20 years. News of a January closing prompted a community outcry and a stay of execution. That lasted until mid-February. :: For more Food for Thought, visit the Encore Atlanta website at encoreatlanta.com. Our bimonthly dining column keeps you up to date on openings, closings and what chefs are up to in one of three categories — well done (reasons for praise), simmering (what’s in the works) and toast (what’s closed, etc.). Tips? Please email kathy@encoreatlanta.com.

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You’ll need to wrap your mouth around oversized creations (top) like this one at Maple Street Biscuit spots in Woodstock and Duluth. Nashville-based Hattie B’s Hot Chicken (above) opens soon in Little Five Points.

TOAST Roswell lost Greenwoods on Green Street and Swallow at the Hollow at year’s end, leaving a comfort food void in the neighborhood. Greenwoods had served stick-to-the-ribs Southern classics since 1986, while Swallow at the Hollow had smoked ’que since 1999. Bill Greenwood, the man behind both concepts, decided to retire. …


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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of

these local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers.

LOBBY — The much-praised Lobby Bar and Bistro is a stylish yet casual modern American bistro that entices guests with its tempting aromas and alluring atmosphere.. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M PACES & VINE — Located in The Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, 52

fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus led by Atlanta Chef Kyle Schmidt who comes to Paces & Vine after eight years in Atlanta kitchens King and Duke, JCT Kitchen and No. 246, among others. Lunch, dinner, Saturday and Sunday brunch. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V NEIGHBORHOOD CODES A Alpharetta M Midtown BR Brookhaven NA North Atlanta BW Brookwood OFW Old Fourth Ward B Buckhead P Perimeter Mall D Downtown SS Sandy Springs DK DeKalb V Vinings DW Dunwoody VH Virginia Highland IP Inman Park W Westside

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AMERICAN LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta. com. M


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE PARISH — Unique people, delicious food and good-for-the-Earth goods all come together at this brasserie and neighborhood café. Step off the BeltLine and join the vibrant culture of Inman Park. Whether you go upstairs to the brasserie or head downstairs to the café, expect inspired familiar American food, inventive beverages and warm hospitality. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW 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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TWO URBAN LICKS — Heats up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its fiery American cooking. The experience available at TWO urban licks has made it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE ROOM AT TWELVE — Go to this modern American steakhouse for drinks, steaks and sushi. You’ll find it on West Peachtree Street in the boutique TWELVE Hotel, Centennial Park. Room is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call or visit for reservations and more. 400 Peachtree St NW, #12, 404.418.1250. roomattwelve.com, D RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping

SOHO’s Painted Hills short rib tacos, black pepper mustard, caramelized onions, cilantro sauce in a potato chip shell.

and entertainment 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 BREW PUB/GOURMET PUB FARE GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. B

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE BREW PUB/GOURMET PUB FARE TAP –A GASTROPUB — The spot for seasonally driven, innovative comfort food. An extensive international beer list and innovative barrel wine program make TAP a convivial place to have a pint. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

EUROPEAN FUSION 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

CREOLE/CAJUN 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

ITALIAN LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M

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

COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS’ Eggplant Pirogue: fried eggplant slices, au gratin sauce, Gulf shrimp, fresh crab claws served on a bed of angel hair pasta.

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DINNER THEATER LIPS-ATLANTA — Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, part wa-a-ay overthe-top dinner theater in Brookhaven. The only things padded here are the waitresses. Open Wed.-Sun. only. Reservations required for dinner shows (not for the bar). Complimentary on-site valet parking. See website for more important information. 3011 Buford Hwy, 404.315.7711, atldragshow.com, BH

MEXICAN 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


YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ITALIAN RESTAURANT ANTIPASTI • ZUPPA E INSALATA • PRIMI PIATTO • VITELLO E CARNI • POLLO • PESCE • DOLCE

DINNER + LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK OPEN FOR LUNCH TUESDAY - FRIDAY

3000 Old Alabama Road • Johns Creek, Ga. 30022 • (770) 664-8055 altobeli_s@hotmail.com • altobelis.com


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE SEAFOOD/SUSHI 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 SPANISH/IBERIAN FUSION GYPSY KITCHEN — The culinary riches of Spain, influenced by Moroccan and Indian cuisines; sharable Spanish snacks and plates served in a stylish modern atmosphere in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A209, 404.939.9840, gypsykitchenatl.com. B

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

SOUTHERN/SOUTHERN-INSPIRED 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

HERBAN FIX’s sweet pea ravioli in curry jus with leeks and assorted mushrooms.

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THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN — This Southern-inspired gastropub located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta “celebrates every aspect of what it means to be from the South,” using locally sourced ingredients in their fresh, modern take on traditional dishes. Beverages? Your choices run from barrel-aged cocktails to bottled libations to adult beverages on tap, along with New World wines and craft beers and the “perfect” mint julep. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A208, 404.939.9845, thesoutherngentlemanatl.com. B

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

The Fox Theatre would like to thank the following Friends of the Fox who have given at the Legend ($10,000), Marquee ($5,000), Encore ($2,500) and Entourage ($1,000) levels:

Legend

Mr. James Dougherty Royce & Jessica Pedersen Janice & Gary Sloan

Marquee

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

Encore

John R. Adams Alliance Fire Protection Services, LLC Blake’s on the Park Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Borenstein John & Mary Ann Busby George Butler Cathy & Mayson Callaway Matt Chambless & Michelle Love Citizen Lanier Holdings

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Margaret Ross

Colgate Crib Mattress Concierge Services of Atlanta Michael Crew Ira & Talmer Curry, Jr. Gary & Betty Draper Roger Gelder Adam Malone Jerel & Janet Rush Allan & Nicole Vella

Entourage

Allied Integrated Marketing Allied International Cleaning Services, Inc. Collins Project Management, Inc. Ritchie & Joy Dickie

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FOX FUN FACTS The Fox comes in a box, too In 1974, the Fox Theatre reached a low point in its history, when the president announced it would close forever. The people of Atlanta, and then the nation, were in an uproar. In 1976, the Fox became a National Historic Landmark. Since then, its supporters and employees have worked hard to live up their promise to maintain the theater and give back to the community that rescued it. Community engagement programs — like Fox in a Box — support the organization’s mission to preserve and share the landmark. Fox in a Box is an interactive school exhibit that ties key events in the Fox Theatre’s timeline with classroom lessons — from American history and the civil rights movement, to economics and the importance of community. “Fox in a Box truly brings history to life,” says principal Katherine Kelbaugh of the Museum School in Avondale Estates. A few more facts: • Since launching in December 2014, nearly 13,000 students have experienced Fox in a Box.

• More than 6,000 students in more than 30 metro Atlanta schools will experience it in the 2016/17 school year. • Th  e movable lesson challenges students to think about how communities come together to share an experience and to protect what’s important to them and their neighbors.

• Th  e pop-up version consists of two 8-foot by 8-foot panels, one 10-foot by 10-foot fabric panel and aluminum tubing. •A  t the end of the experience, students complete several activities — creating a timeline, writing stories and making drawings — and have a class picture taken on the photo wall. 60

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• Th  e original, larger version of the exhibit is 8 feet tall and sits atop a 24-foot by 24-foot carpet. It has images printed on fabric panels plus interactive elements.


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