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arly in the evolution of Aladdin, composer Alan Menken, book writer/lyricist Chad Beguelin and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw got together to write a new song for the stage version of the musical — the kind of collaboration that happens often on Broadway. “We needed to write a new song for the Genie, [for] when he’s going to free Aladdin from the dungeon in Act 2,” says Menken. “And we wrote this song called ‘Somebody’s Got Your Back.’ "It was just one of those old-fashioned theater moments where you lock three people in a room. I run over to the piano and try an idea, Casey gets up and gets kind of a movement idea. And Chad shouts out lyric ideas. Within half an hour, we had the beginning of this song. "The best part of the process is always the initial creativity, the initial writing — and that was a great moment.” Aladdin opened on Broadway on Feb. 26, 2014, is more than 1,800 performances into its run and generated a national tour. The show won a featured actor Tony Award for its original genie, James Monroe Iglehart, and nominations for best book of a musical, original score and choreography. It’s easy to imagine the late lyricist Howard Ashman being ridiculously pleased with the success of his Disneybased work with Menken, his longtime writing partner. Their iconic scores for the animated movies The Little

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Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast both found second life as Broadway musicals. But what of their final Disney project together — 1992’s Aladdin? Die-hard fans know that Menken and Ashman wrote 11 songs for the movie, only to have most of them cut from early drafts of the screenplay. Ashman’s 1991 death, from AIDS-related issues, had complicated production. Did any of those songs still exist? Could a reimagined Aladdin make it to Broadway? The answers are “yes" and "yes." The final version of the show joins several of Ashman’s original ideas for the movie with new, wholly theatrical notions from the blue-chip creative team. It started when Beguelin, a Tony Award-nominated lyricist (The Wedding Singer) was asked to collaborate on a draft of a stage version of Aladdin. When Menken saw Beguelin’s first draft, he realized it was time to resurrect the film’s deleted songs and debut them for a new generation. “It’s been really a unique process,” Beguelin says. “The task was to create Aladdin ‘the new stage musical,’ but also to integrate these lost songs. It’s been like putting together a musical puzzle.” Audiences can still expect their favorites — including the Menken/Tim Rice Oscar-winning “A Whole New World” and a swinging “Friend Like Me.”

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Aladdin opened Feb. 26, 2014, on Broadway and is more than 1,800 performances into its run. It won a Tony Award for James Monroe Igleheart, its Genie (pictured), and nominations for best book of a musical, original score and choreography.

Putting Aladdin on the Broadway stage was a memorable experience, even for someone as experienced as Menken. “Coming to the show is like opening up, in a sense, a treasure trove — or a ‘cave of wonders,’ if you will — of material that was intended for the animated movie,” he says. Ultimately, Nicholaw — familiar to Atlanta audiences for his work at the Alliance Theatre (The Prom, Tuck Everlasting) — thinks audiences will welcome the “new” Menken/Ashman tunes and the new Menken/Beguelin songs. “It’s about keeping all the stuff that everyone loves from the movie and, in order to get it onstage, give it a musicalcomedy heart.” ::

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Music by

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Book by

Lyrics by

CHAD BEGUELIN HOWARD ASHMAN TIM RICE and CHAD BEGUELIN

Based on the Disney film written by RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER, TED ELLIOTT & TERRY ROSSIO and directed and produced by JOHN MUSKER & RON CLEMENTS

Starring

CLINTON GREENSPAN TREVOR DION NICHOLAS LISSA DEGUZMAN JONATHAN WEIR JAY PARANADA JERALD VINCENT PHILIPPE ARROYO ZACH BENCAL JED FEDER KORIE LEE BLOSSEY ELLIS C. DAWSON III ADAM STEVENSON MICHAEL CALLAHAN GARY COOPER CORNELIUS DAVIS BOBBY DAYE MATHEW DEGUZMAN BRIAN DILLON OLIVIA DONALSON ERIK HERNANDEZ ORIANNA HILLIARD ADRIENNE HOWARD ALBERT JENNINGS KENWAY HON WAI K. KUA JASON SCOTT MACDONALD PIERRE MARAIS CHARLES MCCALL ANGELINA MULLINS CELINA NIGHTENGALE CHARLES SOUTH CASSIDY STONER LIV SYMONE ANNIE WALLACE MICHELLE WEST ZACH WILLIAMS

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Trevor Dion Nicholas

Lissa deGuzman

Jonathan Weir

Jay Paranada

Jerald Vincent

Philippe Arroyo

Zach Bencal

Jed Feder

Korie Lee Blossey

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Adam Stevenson

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Gary Cooper

Cornelius Davis

Bobby Daye

Mathew deGuzman

Brian Dillon

Olivia Donalson

Erik Hernandez

Orianna Hilliard

Adrienne Howard

Albert Jennings

Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua

Jason Scott Macdonald

Pierre Marais

Charles McCall

Angelina Mullins

Celina Nightengale

Charles South

Cassidy Stoner

Liv Symone

Annie Wallace

Michelle West

Zach Williams

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CAST (in order of appearance) Genie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TREVOR DION NICHOLAS Jafar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JONATHAN WEIR Iago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAY PARANADA Aladdin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLINTON GREENSPAN Jasmine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LISSA DeGUZMAN Sultan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JERALD VINCENT Babkak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ZACH BENCAL Omar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PHILIPPE ARROYO Kassim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JED FEDER Shop Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ERIK HERNANDEZ Razoul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BOBBY DAYE Henchmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALBERT JENNINGS & CHARLES MCCALL Prince Abdullah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHARLES SOUTH Attendants . . . . . . . . . . . . .OLIVIA DONALSON, LIV SYMONE, ANNIE WALLACE Fortune Teller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OLIVIA DONALSON Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GARY COOPER, CORNELIUS DAVIS, BOBBY DAYE, OLIVIA DONALSON, ERIK HERNANDEZ, ADRIENNE HOWARD, ALBERT JENNINGS, KENWAY HON WAI K. KUA, JASON SCOTT MACDONALD, PIERRE MARAIS, CHARLES McCALL, ANGELINA MULLINS, CELINA NIGHTENGALE, CHARLES SOUTH, LIV SYMONE, ANNIE WALLACE, MICHELLE WEST, ZACH WILLIAMS STANDBYS For Genie/Sultan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KORIE LEE BLOSSEY For Genie/Babkak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELLIS C. DAWSON III For Jafar/Sultan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADAM STEVENSON SWINGS MICHAEL CALLAHAN, MATHEW deGUZMAN, BRIAN DILLON, ORIANNA HILLIARD, CASSIDY STONER UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed players unless announced at the time of the performance. ALADDIN: Gary Cooper, Pierre Marais; JAFAR: Bobby Daye; JASMINE: Cassidy Stoner, Annie Wallace; KASSIM: Albert Jennings, Charles McCall, Charles South; OMAR: Albert Jennings, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua; BABKAK: Charles South; SULTAN: Bobby Daye; IAGO: Michael Callahan, Brian Dillon DANCE CAPTAIN: Michael Callahan ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN: Mathew deGuzman FIGHT CAPTAINS: Michael Callahan, Pierre Marais Spooky Voice/Voice of the Cave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon O’Neill THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Arabian Nights”* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genie, Company “One Jump Ahead”† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aladdin, Ensemble “Proud of Your Boy”* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aladdin “These Palace Walls” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine, Female Attendants “Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim”* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim, Jasmine, Ensemble “A Million Miles Away” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aladdin, Jasmine “Diamond in the Rough” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jafar, Iago, Aladdin “Friend Like Me”* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Genie, Aladdin, Ensemble Act One Finale (“Friend Like Me” Reprise* / “Proud of Your Boy” Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . Genie, Aladdin ACT II “Prince Ali”* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Babkak, Omar, Kassim, Genie, Ensemble “A Whole New World”† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aladdin, Jasmine “High Adventure”* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Babkak, Omar, Kassim, Ensemble “Somebody’s Got Your Back” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genie, Aladdin, Babkak, Omar, Kassim “Proud of Your Boy” (Reprise II)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aladdin “Prince Ali” (Sultan Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sultan, Company “Prince Ali” (Jafar Reprise)† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jafar Genie’s Exit (“Somebody’s Got Your Back” — Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genie Finale Ultimo (“Arabian Nights” Reprise / “A Whole New World” Reprise†) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company Music by Alan Menken. *Lyrics by Howard Ashman. †Lyrics by Tim Rice. All other lyrics and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

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BIOS CLINTON GREENSPAN (Aladdin) is thrilled to be traveling with this special show. Tour: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. His credits include Romeo & Juliet and Dreamgirls (Dallas Theater Center) and Fiddler on the Roof (Casa Manana). NYMF (2014). Studied at KD Conservatory. A huge thank you to Casey and the Aladdin family. Love to the leading ladies, Mom and Grandma. Insta: @clinton_patrick TREVOR DION NICHOLAS (Genie). From Morgan­ town, W.V. He originated the role of the Genie in the West End (What’s On Stage Award). Broadway: Aladdin. West End: Dreamgirls (Announcer). Other: Big River (U.S. tour), Super Fly, Ragtime, 25th … Spelling Bee, The Wiz. Television: "The Americans," "Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall" (Emmy), "Sunday Night at the Palladium," "Royal Variety Performance." Trevor is the singer/songwriter for Neighborhood Goliath (@neighborgoliath) with two albums: Between Satellites & Settling (2015) and Monster Victim Witness (2017). Follow: @astonishingtrev LISSA DeGUZMAN (Jasmine) is thrilled to make her tour debut. Regional: West Side Story at Studio Tenn, MUNY, Goodspeed Opera House. B.F.A. Belmont University. Huge thank you to Casey, Tara Rubin Casting, TPG, my amazing family and especially my brother. @lissadeguz JONATHAN WEIR (Jafar). Broadway: Disney’s The Lion King (Scar/Pumbaa). National tours: Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo); The Lion King; Scrooge the Musical. Chicago credits: King Charles III and Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera Chicago); 2666, Candide, The Visit and A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Stepping Out (Steppenwolf Theatre); Days Like Today, The Liar, A Little Night Music, Arms and the Man, Misalliance (Writers Theatre); Ragtime and Camelot (Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre). Adjunct professor of theater, Loyola University Chicago. JAY PARANADA (Iago). Delightful Disney debut! Credits: Into the Woods (Baker), Guys and Dolls (Nicely), Miss Saigon (Engineer), Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. Favorite roles: husband to Scott/Daddy to Lily Bea. Maraming mahal to family/barkada, Tara Rubin Casting, Carry Company and Aladdin team. B.A. sociology (PLU) & AMDA alumni. @jayparanada www.jayparanada.com JERALD VINCENT (Sultan) is delighted to join the cast of Aladdin on its 1st and his 5th national tour. Thanks to Tara Rubin, Eric and casting team. So blessed to have spent my entire career on a theater or motion picture/TV sound stage, but I’m most grateful for my family. Special thanks to Jeanette, Brandon, Jeremy, Shirley and my wonderful KMR Talent Agents. PHILIPPE ARROYO (Omar) is delighted to tour with Aladdin. Proud Carnegie Mellon University alum. Theater credits: Into the Woods national tour (Jack/ Steward), TUTS’ In the Heights (Sonny), Adirondack Theatre Festival’s Island Song (Cooper), The Wild Party directed by Matthew Gardiner. A huge thank you to Eric Woodall and the guys at CGF as well as the

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family and friends who’ve always been so supportive. www.philippearroyo.com, @philippearroyo ZACH BENCAL (Babkak). National tour debut. Goodspeed, Hartford Symphony, Forestburgh Playhouse, Monomoy Theatre, NCL, TheatreworksUSA & various NYC theaters. Off-Broadway: The Anthem!, The Civil War. BMI 2016, aspiring composer. B.F.A., M.T. from The Hartt School 2013. Thanks to creative, Eric Woodall/TRC. Love to Mom, Dad, Jonah, family/friends, teachers. For KG. @zbencal JED FEDER (Kassim) is thrilled to be in Agrabah. Credits include Mother Courage ... (Arena Stage); Tug of War, Pericles (Chicago Shakespeare). Drums: HERO, October Sky (Marriott, world premieres); Trevor the Musical (Writers Theatre, world premiere). Northwestern alum. Thanks and love to family, friends, Tiffany, Eric Woodall, Gray Talent, Chicago theater family. @jed_underscore KORIE LEE BLOSSEY (Standby Genie/Sultan) is elated to be a part of the Aladdin family. A New Yorker by way of Michigan, he was last seen at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Disney’s Tarzan (Kerchak). Thank you to my family and friends, Irene Cabrera & DDO, Eric Woodall and Tara Rubin Casting. Mommy, this one’s for you! ELLIS C. DAWSON III (Standby Genie/Babkak) is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut with Aladdin. He is a proud graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University music theater program. Many thanks to God, Harden-Curtis, Tara Rubin Casting, BWMT ’16, Vicky, Scott, Lamont and his loving family! “Look, Mama ... we did it.” ADAM STEVENSON (Standby Jafar & Sultan) is thrilled to be part of Disney’s Aladdin. Regional credits: the Monster (Young Frankenstein); Prouvaire (Les Miserables); Berger (Hair); Eugene (Grease, North American tour); Smudge (Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings) TV: “Mayday” (Discovery), “Reign” (CW). Thanks to Kate, Geoff and Bruce, and family and friends near and (Ja)far. MICHAEL CALLAHAN (Swing/Dance Captain/Fight Captain). Broadway: Cinderella (Raccoon/u/s Jean-Michel) Nat’l Tour: Cinderella (Fox/u/s Jean-Michel & Pinkleton) BFA Elon. Special thanks to DGRW and my family. IG: michaelcall GARY COOPER (Ensemble). Proud graduate of CCM. Broadway: Aladdin. Regional: Kiss Me Kate and Evita (Opera North), Awaited (Crossroads). Thanks to my family, Disney, DGRW, Tara Rubin Casting and my graduating class. Insta: @coopergarycooper CORNELIUS DAVIS (Ensemble). National tour debut. Regional: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory Theatre. B.F.A. from the University of Central Florida. Huge thanks to TRC, creatives, Judy, my family and chosen family. For Grandma. CorneliusDavis.com

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BIOS BOBBY DAYE (Razoul, Ensemble). Broadway/off-Broadway: Book of Mormon, Shrek, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, Bubbly Black Girl, After Midnight and The Wiz. More information at www.bobbydaye.com

PIERRE MARAIS (Fight Captain, Ensemble) from Cape Town, South Africa. Nat’l Tours: A Chorus Line (Paul), Flashdance. Film: Scorpion King 2 (Young Scorpion King), Wake of Death (Nicholas). Huge thanks to Eric Woodall, Dave Secor and my incredible parents. IG: @pierre_marais

MATHEW DEGUZMAN (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled for this magic carpet ride. Broadway/tour: Follies; A Christmas Story, The Musical (OBC); Pippin. B.M.: Belmont University. Thanks to Marjorie, Craig, Bernadette, TRC, MDJKLP. For EAdG. Tagay, Proost, Allez Santé!!! @mathewdeguz

CHARLES MCCALL (Henchman, Ensemble). National tour debut. Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, SD Prisms Dance Theatre, Breton Follies. St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Baayork Lee’s NAAP Chorus. SAB and COCA. Many thanks to my family, teachers and LDC.

BRIAN DILLON (Swing). My wish came true! Credits: Three A Chorus Lines (tour/regional), two Disney Cruise Line ships and one Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit). Boston Conservatory alum. Thanks for endless support TPG, Nathan, friends & fam.

ANGELINA MULLINS (Ensemble). Broadway: West Side Story. Tours: first national Spamalot, Fosse, Saturday Night Fever. TV: "Smash" (Season 1 ensemble). So grateful to be part of this incredible production. All my love to Colt, Missy Lou and Mya lady.

OLIVIA DONALSON (Attendant, Fortune Teller, Ensemble) is thrilled to make her national tour debut. B.F.A. from Ithaca College. Recently seen on the Disney Magic with Disney Cruise Line. Love to friends and family, special thanks to Mother for constant support. @oliviadonalson

CELINA NIGHTENGALE (Ensemble). Credits: Rock of Ages Las Vegas, Aladdin a Musical Spectacular, Legends in Concert. L.A. credits: Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Adam Lambert, Jason Derulo. TV: ABC’s “Wicked City.” Thank you to my amazing family. This is for you, Dad. @celinanighten

ERIK HERNANDEZ (Shop Owner, Ensemble). B.F.A. from (CCM) University of Cincinnati. Regional credits: Music Theatre Wichita and Opera North. Off-Broadway: Spamilton (Daveed Diggs/Male #4). Thank you to my parents, family, friends, Cynthia & Tara Rubin casting. ILYF. @imerikhernandez ORIANNA HILLIARD (Swing) is excited to join Aladdin. National tour: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales). Favorites: In the Heights (Vanessa), The 25th ... Spelling Bee (Olive), Cats (Victoria), Disney Cruise Line. Love to my family. IG: @littleoreo. ADRIENNE HOWARD (Ensemble). Broadway/NYC: Shuffle Along, Radio City Rockette. National tour: Memphis. Boston Celtics dancer (NBA). Bachelor of Science in classical ballet from Indiana University. Much love and thanks to MSA, Mom, Dad and my Favorite. adrienne-howard.com ALBERT JENNINGS (Henchman, Ensemble) is excited to be part of Aladdin. National tour: Mamma Mia! Credits: In the Heights, Buddy Holly Story, Rent, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Thanks to Eric and Tara Rubin Casting. Much love to family, friends and Momma Dukes! IG: albertjj KENWAY HON WAI K. KUA (Ensemble). Broadway: Wicked, The Frogs. Tours: Mary Poppins, Flower Drum Song. Regional: How to Succeed ..., The King and I, Waterfall, Aladdin, Cinderella, Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon. Film: Talking to My Mother, G ­ eneration Um. JASON SCOTT MACDONALD (Ensemble) from Orlando, Fla. Trained with Melissa Stokes, Alberto Alonso and Alora Haynes. B.F.A. in dance, B.S. in finance from FSU. Performed with Parsons Dance, Beyoncé and Queen of the Night.

CHARLES SOUTH (Prince Abdullah, Ensemble). West Side Story (West End) (International Tour), Carmen La Cubana (International Tour), King Kong, Bull Durham (NYC Labs), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed Musicals). South Florida native. Hartt School grad. Love to my family and Take 3 Talent Agency! Insta: charlessouth421 CASSIDY STONER (Swing) is thrilled to join the Aladdin family. Proud Pace M.T. ’16. Endless gratitude to Eric, Michael, CGF and Schachter Entertainment. All the love to her beloved N.C . family, the Fairlee twins, Hunter and Chris. IG: @cassidystoner LIV SYMONE (Attendant, Ensemble) is thrilled to be on her first tour. New York: Cherry Lane Theatre, New York Classical Theatre. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre. Proud graduate of Howard University. Big thanks to Mom and Eric Woodall. @LivSymone ANNIE WALLACE (Attendant, Ensemble). Tour: Anything Goes (Chastity/Reno u/s) Regional: A Chorus Line (Sheila), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily). Proud graduate of Texas State University. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Michael, Sandra, Eric Woodall, Kaitlin Hopkins, Brian and Tater Tot. @anne_bamm MICHELLE WEST (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining the Aladdin family. NY: West Side Story (Carnegie Hall). Tour: Memphis. Regional: The Prom; Legally Blonde; Hello, Dolly!; Wizard of Oz. Temple grad! Love and thanks to my amazing family, Matt, friends and Gregg. www.michellewest.net ZACH WILLIAMS (Ensemble) National tour debut. New York: Austin’s Pride. Regional: Asolo Rep (Josephine), Sacramento Music Circus, Riverside, Maltz Jupiter, Fulton, North Shore. Proud FSU grad. Thanks to my loving family, CTG, Tara Rubin Casting and Tata. @zfwilliams23

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BIOS ALAN MENKEN (Music). Stage musicals: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and A Bronx Tale. Film work: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast (animated); Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, Tangled, Sausage Party, Beauty and the Beast (live versiona). TV credits: "Sesame Street," "Lincoln," "The Neighbors," "Galavant," "Tangled." Awards: 2012 Tony, Drama Desk; eight Oscars; 11 Grammys; seven Golden Globes; London’s Evening Standard; the Olivier; and Outer Critics Circle. Other: Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard’s No. 1 single and album, Disney Legend, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Doctorates from NYU and the North Carolina School of the Arts. HOWARD ASHMAN (Lyrics). Best known as the pivotal creative mind behind The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (which is dedicated to “Our friend, Howard Ashman, who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul ...). Ashman’s first love was theater. He was a founder of off-off-Broadway’s renowned WPA Theatre, where he conceived, wrote and directed the musical Little Shop of Horrors as well as God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (both with music by Alan Menken). Look for a new cast recording of Rosewater from Sh-K-Boom records. In 1986, Ashman wrote and directed the Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Lamented as a lost treasure of 1980s' theater, Smile remains popular at high schools and colleges throughout the country. Ashman’s family is thrilled that his original songs with Menken for Aladdin, some of which were cut in the making of the film — as well as portions of Ashman’s original film treatment — have been reinstated in the theatrical production. Howard Ashman died in 1991 from complications of AIDS. For more information, please visit howardashman.com. TIM RICE (Lyrics) has been writing lyrics for musical theater and related enterprises for nearly 50 years. Born in 1944, he remembers the cold UK winter of 1947. Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber; Aladdin, King David and Beauty and the Beast with Alan Menken; Chess with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John. He has won numerous awards, usually for the wrong things or for simply turning up. His latest musical opened in London in 2013, based on James Jones’ great novel From Here to Eternity, with music by Stuart Brayson. Annoyingly, it closed in 2014, but there have been successful new productions in the United States (2016 and 2017) — Hakuna Matata! He is working on a show about Machiavelli and wrote three new songs with Alan Menken for the 2017 live-action film of Beauty and the Beast. More can be found (as if this isn’t enough) at www.timrice.co.uk. CHAD BEGUELIN (Book, Lyrics) is a four-time Tony nominee whose work includes Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for best book and best original score, Drama Desk Award nomination for outstanding lyrics and best book); and The Wedding Singer (Tony nominations for best book and best original score, Drama Desk nomination for outstanding lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf, which broke several box-office 26

records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Other works include Judas & Me (NYMF Award for excellence in lyric writing); The Rhythm Club (Signature Theatre); and Wicked City (American Stage Company). He has received a Edward Kleban Award for outstanding lyric writing, a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, a Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and an ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Much love to Tom. CASEY NICHOLAW (Director, Choreog­rapher). In addition to Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for best choreography), Nicholaw is represented on Broadway as co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards as co-director with Trey Parker, and receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier Award). Other Broadway directing/ choreography credits: Something Rotten! (2015 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle d nominations); Tuck Everlasting; Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for choreography). Additional New York credits: Acclaimed productions of The Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography) and Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) for City Center Encores!; and for TV, a 2013 episode of NBC’s “Smash.” BOB CROWLEY (Scenic Design). His designs for the NT include Collaborators, Travelling Light, The Habit of Art, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Gethsemane, Fram (also co-directed), The History Boys (also Broadway, Tony Award) and Mourning Becomes Electra; for the RSC, more than 25 productions including Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets (Olivier Award); and for Broadway, The Glass Menagerie (and West End), Carousel (Tony Award), The Capeman, Sweet Smell of Success, Disney’s Aladdin (West End, Broadway), Aida (Tony Award), Tarzan (also directed), Mary Poppins (Tony Award), The Year of Magical Thinking, Coast of Utopia (Tony Award) and Once (Tony Award). Other designs include An American in Paris (Théâtre du Châtelet, Broadway — Tony Award); The Audience (West End, Broadway); Skylight (West End, Broadway); Great Scott (Dallas Opera); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale and Strapless (Royal Ballet); The Cunning Little Vixen (Le Châtelet); Don Carlo and La Traviata (Royal Opera). Film credits include Othello, Tales From Hollywood, Suddenly Last Summer and The Crucible (costumes). Crowley received the Royal Designer for Industry Award and the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in t­ heatrical design. GREGG BARNES (Costume Design). Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (2016); Something Rotten (2015 Tony nomination); Aladdin (New York, London, Japan, Hamburg, Sydney); Dreamgirls (West End, 2017 Olivier nomination); Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination, 2016 Oliver Award); Follies (2012 Tony, Drama Desk, Henry Hewes awards); Elf; Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination); The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk awards, Olivier nomination); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Flower Drum Song (2002 Tony nomination); Side Show; Bye Bye Birdie. New York: The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Chrimas Spectacular, Pageant (NY and London —

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BIOS Olivier nomination). Regional: Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award. NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Design) has designed extensively for theater, opera, dance and concerts as well as doing permanent lighting installations around the world. She designed the lighting for Aladdin on Broadway as well as in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan. She is a six-time Tony Award winner whose recent Broadway credits include Hello, Dolly! (with Bette Midler), Cats, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, School of Rock, An American in Paris, Aladdin, Skylight, The Glass Menagerie, Once, Follies, The Coast of Utopia, Salvage and Aida. Recent dance designs include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale and Tryst for the Royal Ballet, all choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. She has five shows on the West End, including The Glass Menagerie, for which she earned an Olivier Award nomination. KEN TRAVIS (Sound Design). Broadway: In Transit, Aladdin, Jekyll & Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. New York and regional: the Old Globe, the 5th Avenue Theater, McCarter Theater, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA CTG, ACT Seattle, Guthrie Theater, KC Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, Signature Theater NYC, SoHo Rep,Vineyard Theater, The Civilians, Mabou Mines. ken-travis.squarespace.com MICHAEL KOSARIN (Music Supervision, Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements) was music director of Broadway's Beauty and the Beast in 1994 and has collaborated as composer Alan Menken’s music director and arranger ever since. He’s worked steadily on Broadway for more than 35 years, on the original productions of Nine, Grand Hotel, Secret Garden, King David, Mayor, A Chorus Line, Triumph of Love, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Leap of Faith, Sister Act, Newsies and Aladdin, and arranged the theatrical version of Hunchback of Notre Dame. Film credits include the animated Pocahontas, Hercules and Sausage Party, and numerous live-actions, including Enchanted, Tangled and Captain America, plus the newest film version of Beauty and the Beast. Kosarin is an Emmy-award-winning TV music producer and arranger. He spent two seasons working on “Galavant,” and has composed for such children’s shows as “Sesame Street.” He is a three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist and producer. Concert credits include conducting the movie The Little Mermaid live to picture at the Hollywood Bowl for 17,000 people. DANNY TROOB (Orchestrations). Danny’s five-decade career includes composing, orchestrating and conducting. Early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music) and Big River (music supervision — Drama Desk winner). He orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas, and the movie and Broadway versions of Newsies. In 2012 he orchestrated Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, winning for his second Drama Desk Award. China, Russia, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK round out his world travels. GLEN KELLY (Dance Music Arrangements) is honored to have worked with such icons as Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Trey Parker. He

won the Drama Desk Award for his score to The Nance. He was music supervisor and arranger for The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Death of a Salesman and Bullets Over Broadway. He arranged music for Something Rotten, A Christmas Story, The Book of Mormon, The Scottsboro Boys, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot and Beauty and the Beast, among others. HOWARD JOINES (Music Coordinator). Groundhog Day; Bandstand; Paramour; Allegiance; Aladdin; Matilda; Side Show; Bullets Over Broadway; A Night With Janis Joplin; Cinderella; Scandalous; Chaplin; Ghost; How to Succeed; Promises, Promises; Bye Bye Birdie; Grease; Times They Are A-Changin’; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Conductor/percussionist: Groundhog Day; Matilda; Billy Elliot; Miss Saigon; Les Misérables; Radio City Music Hall. For Robin and Taylor. JOSH MARQUETTE (Hair Design). NY/London: Present Laughter; Dreamgirls; Paramour; Tuck Everlasting; School of Rock; Something Rotten; Aladdin; Kinky Boots; The Book of Mormon; Trip of Love; First Date; Elf; Dogfight; The Best Man; Look Back in Anger; The Drowsy Chaperone; Pig Farm; The ... Trailer Park Musical; Altar Boyz; Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; Encores! Most Happy Fella; No, No, Nanette and Follies; Mamma Mia! West Coast: Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Television: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live.” MILAGROS MEDINA-CERDEIRA (Makeup Design) for Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten, The Rocky Horror Show and makeup design consultant for Present Laughter and Sister Act. She has worked as a Broadway makeup artist for more than 20 years, on such shows as Spider-Man, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Into the Woods, Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, Tango Argentino, Little Me, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I and Kiss of the Spider Woman. She also has worked with the Eartha Kitt and Diahann Carroll. JIM STEINMEYER (Illusion Design). The New York Times calls him the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians.” His illusions have been featured by Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay and many others. He created special illusions for Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins. He’s also written books on the history of magic. JEREMY CHERNICK (Special Effects Design). Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, American Psycho, Aladdin and You Can’t Take It With You. London’s West End: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Let the Right One In. Off-Broadway and other: Joan of Arc (Public Theater), Freaky Friday (Disney Theatrical Group), Guards at the Taj (the Atlantic), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney Theatrical Group), Parsifal (Metropolitan Opera). TV/ film: The Wiz Live and Peter Pan Live. Chernick is head designer for J&M Special Effects in Brooklyn (www. jmfx.net). In 2014, his work was featured at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. J. ALLEN SUDDETH (Original Fight Direction) has worked professionally out of the New York area for the past 30 years. For Broadway, he has staged fights for Disney’s Aladdin and Newsies; the recent revival of Jekyll & Hyde; Gem of the Ocean; Saturday Night Fever; Jekyll &

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BIOS Hyde; Angels in America, Part 1 and 2; Loot; Saint Joan; A Small Family Business; and Hide and Seek. He is one of 16 recognized Fight Masters in the United States by the Society of American Fight Directors. SCOTTY TAYLOR (Associate Director) is associate/ resident director for Disney’s Broadway and all international companies of Aladdin. Scott has supervised and/or performed in 14 Broadway shows, including On a Clear Day, A Little Night Music, Broadway Bound, Spamalot, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Victor/Victoria, Show Boat, Crazy for You, Cats, Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol, Sinatra at Radio City, plus A Little Night Music at the NYC and LA Opera. He has performed nationally in dozens of other shows and has been the dance supervisor and associate choreographer and director for first-class productions in London, Japan, Australia, Canada and Germany.

and Dolls (1992), Lend Me a Tenor and Moose Murders. OffBroadway credits include Wenceslas Square and the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (1990). Clifford earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. JASON TRUBITT (Production Supervisor) is proud to work with Clifford Schwartz on six productions of Aladdin worldwide (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg, London, Australia, North American tour). Broadway credits: Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Never Gonna Dance, Brooklyn, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, Phantom. National tours: Mamma Mia!, Copacabana. Love to Mom and Herbie! AEA member for 20 years.

CASEY HUSHION (Associate Resident Director). Broadway: Associate/assistant director of Elf (2010, 2012); The Drowsy Chaperone; In the Heights; To Be Or Not to Be; Good Vibrations. Artistic director of North Carolina Theatre. Proud mom of Lincoln, Violet and Jane. TYMS.

BRENT-ALAN HUFFMAN (Conductor/Music Director) U.S. premiere and cast recording of Hunchback of Notre Dame. Broadway: Leap of Faith, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. National tours: Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast. Music supervision: Hunchback of Notre Dame (Japan); Annie (Mexico); Sister Act (Brazil); Beauty and the Beast (Mexico). Television: “The Music Man” (2003); “A Christmas Carol” (2004). Vocalist: Enchanted (2007); Tangled (2010); Beauty and the Beast (2017).

TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Selected Broad­way: Dear Evan Hansen, Bandstand, Indecent, Prince of Broadway, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Les Misérables, The Heiress, How to Succeed.., Billy Elliot, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, … Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: The Band’s Visit; Here Lies Love; Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

MICHAEL MINDLIN (Dance Supervisor) is a New York City-based choreographer, director, instructor and performer. Directing and choreography credits include Awesomer and Awesomer, Xanadu, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, BC Beat 2012 & 2014 and several BC/EFA benefit concerts. Broadway performance credits include Aladdin, Bring It On, Mamma Mia!, 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Michael is on the faculty at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC and is the dance supervisor for the first national tour of Hamilton.

NEURO TOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY INC. (Physical Therapy) is led by Carolyn M. Lawson PT, founder and CEO of Neurosport & NEURO TOUR (Physical Therapy), leaders in performing arts medicine. We are honored to be part of this amazing Aladdin Tour.

MICHAEL MCGOFF (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, Wicked, Cymbeline, Butley, Festen, Seascape and The Rivals. National tours: The Wizard of Oz, La Cage, Next to Normal and Rent.. Five productions in Central Park. Off-Broadway: The Explorers Club, The Long Christmas Ride Home, Our Lady of Kibeho and Burn This, among 25 productions. Michael staged the 2015-16 national tour of The Wizard of Oz. Thanks to Don Bill for our 23-year magic carpet ride.

GEOFFREY QUART / HUDSON THEATRI­ CAL ASSOCIATES (Technical Supervision and Production Management). More than 65 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: Hamilton, Fiddler on the Roof, Sylvia, The Realistic Joneses, Of Mice and Men, Mothers and Sons, All the Way, The Bridges of Madison County. HTA is a member of Neil A. Mazzella’s HUDSON family, which includes Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound & Light. Geoff has worked on more than 60 U.S. and international tour productions. His work for HTA includes A Night With Janis Joplin, Porgy and Bess tour, Newsies Broadway, Newsies tour, and Aladdin (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Sydney). Geoff’s other Broadway credits include Skylight, School of Rock, Ivo van Hove’s A View From the Bridge and The Crucible, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time U.S . tour and Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler. CLIFFORD SCHWARTZ (Senior Production Supervisor) has been with Disney Theatrical since 1999. His Disney credits include two international productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 10 productions of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, four productions of Disney’s Tarzan, and the Broadway productions of Aladdin, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid. Other Broadway credits include Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease (1995), Chicago (1996), Big, Guys 28

KATE MCDONIEL (Stage Manager) grew up in St. Louis, “went pro” at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and has worked on many fine shows off-Broadway. She’s been touring steadily since 2011, most recently with the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots. VANESSA COAKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; The Merchant of Venice; National tour: La Cage aux Folles. OffBroadway credits include the Public, Roundabout, MTC, MCC & Playwrights Horizons. BRAE SINGLETON (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: Allegiance, The Cripple of Inishmaan. Off-Broadway: The Ruins of Civilization, Tales From Red Vienna (MTC). Tours: Something Rotten, Newsies, A Christmas Story. Regional: Romeo and Juliet, Private Lives (Hartford Stage); Crowns (The Goodman). B.F.A. in stage management from the Theatre School at DePaul University.

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BIOS & STAFF DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by more than 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 62 Tony awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times. With more than 20 productions produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day. The company’s inaugural production, Beauty and the Beast, opened in 1994. It had a 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries. In November 1997, Disney opened The Lion King, which received six 1998 Tony Awards, including best musical. After 20 landmark years on Broadway, Disney Theatrical has welcomed more than 95 million visitors worldwide to date and can presently be seen in 10 productions worldwide. The Lion King has played in 20 countries and every continent except Antarctica. Its worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box-office history. Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida opened on Broadway next, winning four 2000 Tony awards. Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, came next. It opened in London in 2004 and went on to a six-year Tony-winning Broadway run. Tarzan, which opened on Broadway in 2006, is now an international hit with an award-winning production in its eighth year in Germany. In January 2008, The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway and became the No. 1-selling new musical of the year. Disney Theatrical Productions opened two critically acclaimed productions on Broadway in 2012, receiving seven Tony awards between them: Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, each of which enjoyed a two-year run with the latter launching a two-year North American tour and a record-breaking Fathom Events’ in-cinema release. Aladdin, Disney Theatrical’s 2014 hit, continues selling out on Broadway and has launched five additional productions around the globe. Its newest hit, the 2018 Tonynominated best musical Frozen, is already setting records in its Broadway run. Other successful stage ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theaters to develop new stage musicals, including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday. Information in bios is provided by the production. Where opinions are expressed, they are those of the players, not necessarily those of ENCORE ATLANTA.

Opening Night — Sept. 13, 2018 Staff for ALADDIN Worldwide

Co-Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Quart Senior Production Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . Clifford Schwartz Production Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Trubitt Technical Supervisor . . Geoffrey Quart/Hudson Theatrical Associates General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Myriah Bash Associate General Manager . . . . . . . . . . .Carly DiFulvio Allen Associate Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scotty Taylor Music Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Kosarin Dance Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Mindlin Associate Scenic Designers . . . . . Paul Atkinson, Ros Coombes Associate Costume Designers . . . . . Jack Galloway, Sky Switser Associate Hair and Make-Up Supervisor . . . . . . Cheryl Thomas Associate Sound Designers . . . . . . Tony Gayle, Alex Hawthorn Associate Lighting Designers . . . . . . Mike Odam, Aaron Spivey Production Carpenters . . . . . . Patrick Eviston, John McPherson Moving Light Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Beach Special Effects Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Hagen Projection Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Brodie Production Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jimmy Maloney Production Props Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Abel Production Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Lojo, Simon Matthews Production Coordinators . . . . . . . . .Jeffrey Metzler, Ariel Stein SENIOR PUBLICIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DENNIS CROWLEY NATIONAL PRESS REPRESENTATIVE . . . . . GREGORY HANOIAN Staff for ALADDIN Tour

COMPANY MANAGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRENDAN BEGGS Assistant Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . Candace Hemphill Production Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael McGoff Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate McDoniel Assistant Stage Managers . . Vanessa M. Coakley, Brae Singleton Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael Callahan Assistant Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . Mathew deGuzman US Tour Fight Instructor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Mindlin Fight Captains . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Callahan, Pierre Marais Production Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Burke, Christopher Kee Anaya-Gorman, Lindsey Miller, Ashley Pettit, Megan Sover US Tour Associate Scenic Designer . . . . . . . . . Mary Hamrick Assistant Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jessica Craeger Assistant Costume Designers . . Tom Bertsch, Torrance Shepherd Projection Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chongren Fan Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noah Kern Automation Carpenters . . . . . Spencer Yeoman, John Zawislak Deck Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . David “Sideshow” Burgdorf Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tommy Seawright Advance Carpenters . . . . . . . . . Brooke Carlson, Alden Corey, Adam Gentry, Michael Nye Crew Swing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher L Butterfield Automation Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Stackle Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Goga Front Light Operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross M. Brown Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve LaPlante, Alan Pleiman Advance Electricians . . . . . . . . Jeffrey S. Hartford, Rob Virzera Head Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer A. Kramer Assistant Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jillian Bartels Assistant/Swing Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katy Brown Head Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian P. Carr Sound Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Meredith Advance Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitch Tracey Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith Scott

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STAFF Wardrobe Associate . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Richardi-Sweigard Wardrobe Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katherine Kraus Hair & Make Up Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debra Parr Hair & Make Up Assistant . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Michael Torres Casting Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felicia Rudolph CSA Music Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Howard Joines Electronic Music Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Marder Assistant Music Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . Annbritt duChateau Music Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . Anixter Rice Music Services Associate to Mr. Menken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Kunis Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy Matthew Baird, DPT Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serino Coyne, Inc. Production Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deen van Meer Manager, Financial Accounting . . . . . . . Adrineh Ghoukassian Payroll Managers . . . . Marie Caringal, Calvin Gin, Cathy Guerra Corporate Immigration Counsel . . . . . . . . Michael Rosenfeld Housing Services . . . Tourwerks, Inc., Chris Renzulli, John Connor Special Thanks . . . . . . . Michael Bolgar, Ravenswood Studios

Disney’s Aladdin is a registered trademark owned by The Walt Disney Company and used under special license by Disney Theatrical Productions. Visit Aladdin at: www.disneyonbroadway.com

Aladdin National Tour proudly participates in Touring Green. We transport our theatrical equipment on a carbon neutral basis with Clark Transfer in association with NativeEnergy.com. For more information on this program, please visit www.clarktransfer.com/green.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The Stagehands, Wardrobe, Makeup and Hair employees in this production are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. United Scenic Artists • Local USA 829 of the I.A.T.S.E. represents the Designers & Scenic Artists for the American Theatre

TARA RUBIN CASTING

Tara Rubin CSA, Eric Woodall CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA, Lindsay Levine CSA, Kaitlin Shaw CSA, Claire Burke CSA, Felicia Rudolph CSA, Xavier Rubiano

SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNER Jeremy Chernick

CREDITS

Scenery constructed and automated by Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc. Additional Scenery by Souvenir Scenic Studios Limited and Studio Hamburg. Lighting equipment by PRG Lighting. Additional projection animation by Gabriel Aronson. Props by the Paragon Innovation Group; The Specialists Ltd.; Baltimore Knife and Sword Co. and The Rabbit’s Choice. Sound equipment by Masque Sound. Video projections provided by Sound Associates, Inc. Magic carpet by Tait Towers. Illusion effects by William Kennedy MagicEffect. Special effects equipment by J&M Special Effects. Soft goods by iWeiss. Costumes by Arel Studio; Lynne Baccus; William Beilke; Jim Crochet; Donna Langman Costumes; Scout Insensee; J. Doug James Millinery; Eric Winterling, Inc.; Jeff Fender Studio; Polly Kinney; Lynne Mackey Studio; Marian Jean Hose, LLC; Monica Viani; Jan Parran; Parsons-Meares, Ltd.; Rodney Gordon, Inc. and Tricorne. Special thanks to Bra*Tenders for undergarment and hosiery. Custom shoes by LaDuca and T.O. Dey Shoe Company. Wigs by Magnolia Wigs.

The Musicians, Conductors, Music Preparation Personnel and Librarians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The 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.

SONG EXCERPTS (used by permission) “Mambo” music by Leonard Bernstein. “Beauty and the Beast,” “Belle,” “Part of Your World,” and “Under the Sea,” music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman. “Colors of the Wind,” music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. “Genie In A Bottle” words and music by Stephen Kipner, David Frank & Pam Sheyne. The premiere of Aladdin was produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA. David Armstrong, Executive Producer & Artistic Director; Bernadine C. Griffin, Managing Director; Bill Berry, Producing Director. Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook.com/Aladdin Twitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Aladdin Instagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Aladdin YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . youtube.com/DisneyOnBroadway This production is produced in collaboration with our professional, union-represented employees.

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STAFF DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS President & Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Schumacher SVP, Strategy, Marketing & Revenue . . . . . . . . Andrew Flatt SVP, Production & Co-Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Quart

Creative & Production

VP, Creative Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Famiglietti Director, Creative Development . . . . . . . . . . Jane Abramson Director, Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mimi Intagliata Director, Production Development . . . . . . . Seth Marquette Associate Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Lee Senior Production Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . Clifford Schwartz Production Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Trubitt Production Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doc Zorthian General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Myriah Bash General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Meyer General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Schlenk Associate General Manager . . . . . . . . . . Carly DiFulvio Allen Associate General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry McGrath Associate General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Height Dramaturg & Literary Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Cerniglia Manager, Physical Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Garner Asst. Manager, Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zachary Baer Asst. Manager, Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Boulger Asst. Manager,   Creative Development . . . . . . . . . . . . Colleen McCormack Asst. Manager, Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffrey Metzler

Marketing, Sales & Publicity

VP, Sales & Analytics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Falzon VP, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robin Wyatt Director, Worldwide Publicity &  Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Cohen Director, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Daghini Sr. Manager, Publicity &  Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Braverman Sr. Manager, Content Marketing &   Community Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Josken Sr. Manager, Sales & Ticketing . . . . . . . . . . . Jenifer Thomas Manager, Publicity & Communications . . . .Michael DeiCas Manager, Creative Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Emch Manager, Global Tourism Sales . . . . . . . . Nicholas Faranda Manager, Group Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Gregory Manager, Sales & Ticketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Perchinske Manager, Sales & Ticketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Rutlin Manager, Digital Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Tulba Video Content Producer & Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Fake Asst. Manager, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chantal Lopez Asst. Manager,   CRM and Consumer Insights . . . . . . . . . . . Janey Sherlock

Domestic Touring

VP, Domestic Touring &   Regional Engagements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Eldon Director, Domestic Touring . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Buchanan Director, Regional Engagements . . . . . . Scott A. Hemerling Director, Regional Engagements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelli Palan Manager, Domestic Touring & Planning . . . . . . . . Liz Botros Asst. Manager, Domestic Touring . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Mullins

Licensing and Merchandise

VP, Licensed Brands & Merchandising . . . . Steven Downing Director, Marketing Licensed Brands . . . . . . . . . . Gary Kane Director, Merchandise & Sales Operations . Alyssa Somers Director, Theatrical Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David R. Scott Int’l Retail Brand Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Cirillo Manager, Licensing Sales & Operations . . . . . . Pearl Hodiwala Manager, Product Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Kiniry Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violeta Lin Assistant Manager, Merchandise Projects . . . . . Max Garvin On-Site Senior Retail Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mario Mey On-Site Assistant Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Collins

Strategy & Business Development

Director, Strategy & Business Development . . . Clive Chang Manager, Strategy &   Business Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Gershman Associate, Strategy &   Business Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Schoppe

Education and Audience Engagement

Director, Education &   Audience Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Mitchell Manager, Teaching & Learning/   Resident Teaching Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Chapman Manager, Education &   Audience Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Kenny Assistant Manager, Education &   Audience Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janette Martinez

International

SVP, International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Kollen VP, International, Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiona Thomas Director, International Production . . . . . . . . . . Felipe Gamba Director, International, Australia . . . . . . . . . Paula McKinnon Manager, International Production . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee Taglin

Business & Legal Affairs and Labor Relations

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Olson VP, Business & Legal Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seth Stuhl Director, Labor Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Kardel Director, Business & Legal Affairs . . . . . . . . Naila McKenzie Sr. Manager, Labor Relations . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Cheek Manager, Business & Legal Affairs . . . . . . . . . Jessica White Senior Paralegal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Browne

Finance, Operations and Technology

VP, Finance, Operations & Technology . . . . . Mario Iannetta VP, Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Amendola Director, Production Accounting & Analysis . Monica Toribio Senior Manager, Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mikhail Medvedev Senior Manager, Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.J. Mercado Senior Manager, Production Accounting . . . . . . Arlene Smith Manager, Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer August Manager, Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Clark Manager, Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Ekizian Manager, Technical Services & Support . . . Michael Figliulo Manager, Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Martucci Senior Production Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela DiSanti Senior Technical Support Engineer . . . . . . Kevin A. McGuire Senior Business Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noel Moore Jr. Senior Financial Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kari Schouveller Production Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Samantha Sorin

Human Resources

Director, Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . Marie-Pierre Varin Manager, HR Business Partner . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Vanga Specialist, Human Resources . . . . . . . . Jennifer F. Vaughan

Administrative Staff

Ky’Lend Adams, Caitlin Baird, Marissa Bendit, Caley Beretta, Gregory Boilard, Hunter Chancellor, Vivian Chiu, Brian DeCaluwe, Danielle DeMatteo, Adam Dworkin, Jon Farber, Max Faye, Qadir Forbes, Phil Grippe, Matt Hagmeier Curtis, John Fisher, Frankie Harvey, Julie Haverkate, Andrew Hill, Chad Hornberger, Sarah Howell, Christina Huschle, August Laska, Rachel Lee, Becca Levenson, Arianna LiCalzi, Sunny Ng, Connor Norton, Kelly Perez, Jessica Petschauer, Matt Quinones, Chris Rollins, Mark Shultz, Bri Silva, Ariel Stein, Corey Steinfast, James Teal, Henry Tisch, Angela Voelker, Lisa Weiner Wilk Disney Theatrical Productions dtg.guestservices@disney.com


FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “movie palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multipurpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballets, comedies, concerts, movies and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, accommodating 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is in the arcade entrance to the theater. It is open for walk-up ticket sales 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours before show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour before show time. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.foxtheatre. org, at all Ticket Alternative outlets and at all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855.285.8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular box-office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to groups for most Broadway shows. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 404.881.2000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the main lobby (downstairs), mezzanine lobby levels and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are in the Spanish Room; accessible/Family restrooms are located through the office door in the main lobby. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards and upcoming shows. Tour tickets f are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please call 404.881.2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the event staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404.881.2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days. EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff.

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SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you need assistance during your visit please ask for one of our Event Staff members. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance or more information, please call the Event Staff’s office at: 404.881.2100. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call 404.881.2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A Ticket Office associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www. foxtheatre.org. ELEVATORS Elevators are at the north end of each lobby and available during all performances . They make it possible to access each lobby without using the stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855.285.8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the theater. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.  Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management in conjunction with the wishes of the producers.  Please turn off all pagers and cellphones before each performance.  Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Backstage employees are represented by the   International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) MARQUEE CLUB PRESENTED BY LEXUS A stunning 10,000 square feet of exclusive space located on the northeast side of the theatre, the Marquee Club has access to the fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic Fox marquee and Peachtree Street.The Marquee Club is the perfect way to elevate your experience at the Fox. The club can be accessed through one of the annual membership options or on a per-event basis, as space allows. Entry to the club must accompany a ticket to the proceeding performance. For more information on club access, visit foxtheatre.org/MarqueeClub or call 404-881-2127.

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ETIQUETTE 1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be

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

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

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DOGS GONE Pack a bag and prepare for a tail wag. It’s easier than ever to take your pooch along on your vacation. By Therra Gwyn Jaramillo Find active links within this story at encoreatlanta.com/category/travel-3/

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America has some 85 million pet parents. For them and their favorite four-leggeds, two of the sweetest words around are “pets allowed.” It’s heard more and more often these days.

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Don't forget to pack the pup! Amtrak, which had banned everything but service animals since its beginning in 1971, now allows pets under 20 pounds for trips of seven hours or less.

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ho’s a good dog? Your pup, of course. And as much as you may love a getaway that promises a beach splash or mountain vista, it’s heart-tugging to leave fur family behind. Pleading puppy-dog eyes staring into your soul as you walk out the door with a suitcase are real, people. We’ve got good news: Leave the guilt. Take the dog. For animal lovers, two of the sweetest words around are “pets allowed.” It’s heard more and more often these days as businesses figure out how to cater to America’s 85 million pet parents. Teen Vogue magazine this year offered a paid internship with only two duties: Travel with dogs and post the photos on social media. Amtrak, which banned everything but service animals since its inception in 1971, recently dipped a toe — or paw, if you prefer — into the pet pool. Dogs and cats up to 20 pounds can now travel with owners on routes of seven hours or less. If a road trip with your BFLF (best four-legged friend) sounds good, the Southeast has spots that let you roll right in. Don’t chase your tail looking for destinations. We’ve done some digging to point you in the right direction. They’re arranged by vacation type (beach, mountain, hotel), and then alphabetically by state.

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sniff their way through 27 miles of trails and a picnic area. A fenced dog park with its own pond and agility course lets you leave the leash behind. No dogs are permitted on Gulf Shores beaches, though. Instead, go 20 miles west to Fort Morgan near Mobile. Gulf Shores details: 800-252-7275 or alapark.com/gulf-state-park. FLORIDA: Fort DeSoto Paw Playground and Beach (6.5 hours south of Atlanta) is near Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater but tucked away in nature. It’s attached to Fort DeSoto Park, twice named America’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor. You and Rover can camp together and romp in the waves. He can make friends in fenced areas where size matters — little pups and big dogs each get a designated yard. Details: 727.852.2267 or pinellascounty.org/park/05_ft_desoto.htm#general. If you want to play but not stay at the park, head 11 miles north to Madeira Beach (“Mad Beach” to locals) and get comfy in a petfriendly condo or cottage (about $100 nightly). Dogs aren’t allowed on Madeira Beach, but it’s between Fort DeSoto and dog-friendly Honeymoon Island, 23 miles to the north. Madeira details: bringfido. com/lodging/rentals/city/madeira_beach_fl_us/. Honeymoon Island details: floridastateparks.org/park/Honeymoon-Island. GEORGIA: Jekyll Island and nearby St. Simons (about 5 hours southeast of Atlanta) let dogs on beaches with a few restrictions. St. Simons’ East Beach prohibits pets from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all summer. They’re OK on or off leash for early-morning and evening walkies. Jekyll’s beaches, long known as a bring-your-pup paradise, welcome leashed dogs all year. Choose from dozens of lodging choices, including the Westin beachfront ($222 nightly) and the Hampton Inn ($152 nightly plus $75 pet deposit). Details: goldenisles.com. Dogs are strictly prohibited on Tybee Island beaches (fines are a yowl-inducing $290 plus court costs), but congenial canines can

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Let the dogs run wild, as in off leash, at Fort DeSoto Paw Playground and Beach near the Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater area in Florida.


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cruise with you aboard Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours ($8-$18). Spend the night with your mutt at the Atlantis Inn ($89 and up nightly for pets up to 15 pounds) and the Dunes Inn & Suites ($100 and up). Both charge $25 per pet per night. The Sandcastle Inn ($114 and up) allows dogs of any size for a one-time $25 fee. It also has Tybee’s only saltwater swimming pool (humans only). Despite beach restrictions, Tybee (18 miles from Savannah and 4-plus hours southeast of Atlanta) is a pleasant place for pet people. It’s laid-back, family-friendly, not overdeveloped, the eclectic neighborhoods are fun to walk and bike, and you’ll find gorgeous marshland views. Tybee details: tybeeisland.com.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Drive the doggo to Hunting Island State Park (about 4.5 hours southeast of Atlanta) for a lowcountry vacation on a semitropical island. Camp here, and walk or run 5 miles of beaches. If your pooch prefers not to “ruff it,” stay in Beaufort, 20 miles away. The boutique City Loft Hotel ($170 and up) charges $22 nightly for dogs up to 80 pounds. The Cuthbert House Inn ($190-$290 nightly), an antebellum mansion turned bed-and-breakfast, charges a one-time pet fee of $50. Hunting Island details: 843-838-2011 or southcarolinaparks.com/ hunting-island; Beaufort details: beaufortsc.org. Charleston was voted “Best City for Pet Travelers 2016” by readers of GoPetFriendly.com, nosing out the previous winner, Florida’s Port St. Joe. On popular Edisto Island (30 miles north of Charleston, 5.5 hours from Atlanta) dogs must be leashed on the beach May through October; it’s your call whether to tether the other months. Charleston details: blog.gopetfriendly.com/top-eleven-dog-friendly-things-to-doin-charleston/; Edisto details: edistobeach.com

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Your dog can be a beach bum at a number of beaches in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Pets and peaks If dogs could, they’d give mountain adventures two thumbs up. It’s often cooler than sea level for those with a fur coat, and there’s plenty of room to roam. North Georgia offers lakes, waterfalls and hours of hiking (including 76 miles of the Appalachian Trail). Take a picnic and don’t forget to allow time for sniffing every little thing of interest.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Barking Fox Farm, a 43-acre horse farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains (3 hours north of Atlanta) offers two guest cottages. One has a deck overlooking the pasture; both have whirlpool tubs and full kitchens. Four-footed travelers are greeted with biscuits and a cushy pet bed. Details: 864-457-7300 or barkingfoxfarmandguesthouse.com.

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GEORGIA: The Last Resort in Blue Ridge (93 miles north of Atlanta, $125-$200 nightly) allows pets in most mountain cabins for $10. For humans, every cabin has a hot tub. For fishing fans, there’s a lake full of trout. Ellijay and B.J. Reece Orchards are 16 miles away. Let Fido help you pick whatever’s in season and sample goodies from the bakery.


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Sit, stay More and more chain hotels are accepting pets, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, LaQuinta and Kimpton Hotels. Kimpton is so welcoming, in fact, it’ll offer a fish for your room if you arrive without a four-legged. Details: fourseasons.com; lq.com. At Loews Hotels, VIP means “Very Important Pet.” The national chain introduced the first pet guest program 18 years ago with its “Loews Loves Pets.” Amenities rival perks for humans and include a room-service menu for dogs and cats; food prepared on-site by the hotel’s culinary team; pet beds and litter boxes; mapped dog-walking routes; and list of dog-friendly eateries. If your fur child stares at you expectantly because there’s no rawhide bone or scratching post nearby, those are available, too. Loews allows up to two pets per room. Expect a one-time fee of about $75 at properties in Atlanta, Nashville or Orlando. You even get a “Pet in Room” sign for your door so everyone knows you’re not the one snoring. Details: loewshotels.com/loews-loves-pets, loewshotels.com. The tail end Run to BringFido.com (or get the app) to find more than 200,000 pet-welcoming places to stay, dog parks and more. Likewise GoPetFriendly.com. Take your dog on vacation. Loyalty should be rewarded.

He'll drive. Ponyboy, a Great Pyrenees who lives with his mom near Lithonia, is always ready for a road trip.


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Film/TV epicenter Covington gets a hip pharmacy, Nashville and Savannah imports arrive and another food hall is due to arrive in 2019. story and photos by David Danzig

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City Pharmacy in Covington feels retro-hip and of the moment. The menu includes (above, from top) avocado toast on H&F multigrain toast with avocado, pickled peppers, cucumbers and a soft boiled egg; his month we find epicurean bliss at the pharmacy, watch watermelon salad with a tiny dancers twirl, welcome new flavors and say goodbye blood orange reduction, candied peanuts, mint to longtime favorites. It’s all ... food for thought. granita and feta; and a cheffed-up mac-ncheese. WELL DONE Go east, young man (or woman) on I-20 to an extraordinary little gem in downtown Covington. There, a Norman Rockwell setting awaits. A scenic 19th-century clocktower overlooks a town square with quaint shops and cafes — including the allnew, buzzworthy City Pharmacy.

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and the Pig and the Pearl), feels of the moment. Chili-rubbed fried chicken, butter-poached scallops and shrimp risotto, Kobe beef burgers and pork porterhouses are a few of Perez’ creations, all sophisticated, top-quality fare. With Covington (about 35 miles southeast of Atlanta) now a certified movie/TV hotbed, both the city and City Pharmacy seem ready for their close-up …

Hattie B's takes over the old Phillips 66 station on Moreland Avenue in Little Five Points. The chicken (tenders, wings sandwiches) comes in six spice levels.

The spiciest opening of late is Nashville darling Hattie B’s. After teasing us for a few years, the Nashville Hot Chicken phenom is burning up Little Five Points (in the former 1950s-era Phillips 66 gas station on Moreland Avenue). Order one of six spice levels, starting with “Southern style” (no heat) and culminating with “Shut the Cluck Up,” which turns the birds crimson and renders them lip-burningly hot. Get your fix as a chicken sandwich, chicken tenders or wings. The sides are standard Southern barbecue: crinkly fries, collard greens, pimento mac-and-cheese and a wickedly good banana pudding or peach cobbler for dessert … After much anticipation, Tiny Lou’s has opened in the reimagined Hotel Clermont on Ponce de Leon Avenue. It’s named for the 1950s dancer who once grooved in the hotel’s Gypsy Room and, as legend has it, refused to dance for Adolf Hitler. Follow a pink neon sign down a staircase to the FrenchAmerican brasserie decorated midcentury modern with French accents. The menu follows traditional brasserie guidelines with steak tartare, escargot, steak-frites, trout almondine and a doublestacked burger with gruyere and a house bacon jam. After dinner, ride the elevator to the sixth-story rooftop bar crowned

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by the original Hotel Clermont tower, a 10,000-plus pound, neon-draped, 65-foot steel obelisk, and enjoy the westward view of Ponce City Market and the sunset … From Savannah comes Zunzi’s, a next-level South Africaninspired sandwich shop that made a “34 Meals Worth Actually Traveling For” list on the Buzzfeed website. The West Midtown (Howell Mill Road) takeout-and-catering spot does have sitdown seating. Its sandwiches come on classic French baguette and are stuffed with white meat chicken, salmon, boerewors (a South African smoked sausage), curry chicken salad and more, then smothered with one of Zunzi’s proprietary savory dressings. Don’t forget to finish with a bag of Byrd’s Famous Cookies, little powdered-sugar grenades of flavor.

Follow the pink neon sign to Tiny Lou's in the reimagined Hotel Clermont on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The brasserie-style menu includes steak-frites.

SIMMERING The Collective, a 20,000-sq.-ft. space opening in Midtown in 2019 as part of the Coda at Tech Square development, will further sate Atlanta’s appetite for food halls. Developers project 10 concepts, beginning with chef Hector Santiago’s El burro Pollo Burrito Kitchen, Poke Burri (sushi burritos, sushi doughnuts, sushi corndogs, poke bowls) and Wildleaf (fast-casual salads, grain bowls, soups, smoothies) ... Olivea Restaurant Group (of the Italian market/wine bar Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market) plans to debut two eateries in spring 2019, both inspired by Israeli food. You’ll find Aziza, a refined, sit-down experience, at Westside White Provisions. Rina a casual option, will become part of the Ford Factory Lofts near the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward ... Another Nashville import is on the way. Slim and Husky’s Pizza beeria is seeking a permit for a ground-up restaurant on Metropolitan Parkway. The brand is known for specialty pizzas and local craft beer; the name comes from the owners’ physiques.

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FALL 2018 CONCERTS MAX RICHTER with THE ACME ENSEMBLE

Friday, September 28, 2018, 8 p.m.

JERUSALEM QUARTET with PINCHAS ZUKERMAN & AMANDA FORSYTH

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8 p.m.

DANIEL HOPE and FRIENDS “AIR – A BAROQUE JOURNEY”

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 8 p.m.

LISE de la SALLE, PIANO

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8 p.m.


Zunzi's, a fresh South African-inspired sandwich shop, has arrived from Savannah. It comes with takeout, catering and sit-down options and the Conquistador (pictured) with chicken, romaine lettuce, tomato, sauce and dressing.

TOAST Hand in Hand in Virginia-Highland has been pulling pints of British beer for 18 years, but no more. Financial issues, slow traffic and escalating intown real estate prices shut the taps in mid-July. Hand in Hand joins Rose and Crown (Powers Ferry Road), Fox & Hounds (Buckhead) and Prince of Wales (Piedmont Avenue in Midtown), all thriving British pubs once upon a time, in ale heaven ... After nearly 10 years, late-night ramen legend Miso Izakaya has served its last loving spoonful. The Edgewood Avenue spot fell victim to rising lease costs and a tsunami of competition from Krog Street and Ponce City markets. The fortune of Buford Highway’s legendary Chef Liu is an unfortunate one: You’re out of business. Hot Melody Chinese replaces Chef Liu in Doraville. The restaurant was famous for its soup dumplings and noodles but was stung recently by health-code issues. :: Food for Thought, Encore Atlanta’s 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.). Email kathy@encoreatlanta.com.

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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 52

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 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 BUCKHEAD DINER An American dining experience unlike any other, Buckhead Diner is truly an Atlanta classic. Join us where diner meets fine dining, with inventive and long-time favorite menu items, snappy service and retro style. 3073 Piedmont Rd. NE, 404.262.3336, buckheadrestaurants.com, B


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE PACES & VINE — Located in The Vinings Jubilee featuring eclectic American comfort food along with lighter fare. Menu highlights include the Lobster Cobb Salad, Guinness-Braised Beef Brisket, Charred Salmon, and Crispy Pork Shank. P&V is also a wine-lover’s haven with an extensive, carefully-curated wine list, Wednesday Wine Tastings, and Half-Off Wine Bottle Sundays. Lunch, Dinner, Saturday and Sunday Brunch. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V

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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

STEAKHOUSE CHOPS LOBSTER BAR — An Atlanta staple known for its award-winning food and service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top ten steakhouses in the country. 70 West Paces Ferry Rd., 404.262.2675, buckheadrestaurants.com. B

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;

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

DAVIO’S — The concept behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is simple, regional Italian food with a focus on the grill. Davio’s serves everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations; all prepared by hand, using the finest ingredients. 3500 Peachtree Road, NE, 404-844-4810, davios.com/atl. B

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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

SOHO’s PAINTED HILLS SHORT RIB TACOS, black pepper mustard, caramelized onions, cilantro sauce in a potato chip shell.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping 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, NA

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

fare is authentic & ensures that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. 3344 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.261.6456, buckheadrestaurants.com. B 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 PRICCI — A contemporary Italian restaurant with a creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service, Pricci is fun, stylish dining at its best. Casual and classy, Pricci has an innovative menu which combines classic cuisine with modern flair. 500 Pharr Road, 404.237.2941, buckheadrestaurants.com. B JAPANESE NAKATO — An authentic Japanese family owned restaurant serving dinner-both traditional and hibachi/teppanyaki style favorites, along with the freshest selection of sushi in Atlanta. 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road, NE, 404-873-6582, nakatorestaurant.com. B 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 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

FRENCH BISTRO NIKO is a nod to Paris in the heart of Buckhead. The classic French 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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BREAKFAST/BRUNCH/DESSERT CORNER CAFE — This Buckhead favorite serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections, including salads, soups, and sandwiches, as well as baked-on-site pastries, bread, and special desserts. 3070 Piedmont Rd., 404.240.1978, buckheadrestaurants.com. B


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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE SEAFOOD/SUSHI ATLANTA FISH MARKET — With the Southeast’s widest selection of fresh seafood, and a menu printed twice daily, Atlanta Fish Market’s comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere is a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of Buckhead. 265 Pharr Rd., 404.262.3165. buckheadrestaurants.com. B KYMA — A contemporary seafood tavern with an inventive yet approachable menu that stays true to its Greek origins. The dazzling constellation display on the blue ceiling, white marble columns and fresh fish display create an experience like no other. 3085 Piedmont Rd., 404.262.0702. buckheadrestaurants.com. B

Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen.com. B, M, V 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

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, herbanfix.com. 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

WINERY/DINING + EVENT VENUE CITY WINERY — A unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. 650 North Avenue, NE, 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. M

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

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

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

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

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Drama. Excitement. Suspense. And that’s before the show. THREE-COURSE MENU $29 Dip into some decadence with our threecourse pre-theatre fondue menu for only $29. Please, no applause necessary. Duluth. Kennesaw. Midtown. Roswell. R E SE RVATI ONS RECOMMENDED | MELTI NGP OT.COM

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

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

Legend

Mr. James Dougherty Drew Eckl & Farnham Royce & Jessica Pedersen

Marquee

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

Ripple IT Janice & Gary Sloan

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Margaret Ross

Encore

John R. Adams 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 Colgate Crib Mattress Concierge Services of Atlanta

Entourage

Active Production & Design Inc. Allied Integrated Marketing Allied International Cleaning Services, Inc. Broadway in Atlanta Harold Brody and Donald Smith 58

Michael Crew Ira & Talmer Curry Jr. Gary & Betty Draper Roger Gelder George Kuhn Adam Malone Carole Cole Musarra Jerel & Janet Rush Allan & Nicole Vella

Collins Project Management, Inc. Ritchie & Joy Dickey Anne & Kym Reissing Repro Products ZIBEX, Inc.

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FOX FUN FACTS Atlanta’s storied theater comes with lots of stories The Fox Theatre opened almost 89 years ago, on that famous Christmas Day in 1929. That provides plenty of time to develop a mythology — tall tales that are new, some that may be true and others that are plain fiction. Here’s a look at some of them. Myth: The plaster shop in the basement was once a shooting range. Plausible: The holes in the plaster shop’s back wall may have been made by electrical workers testing their Ramset nail guns.

Myth: People have been stuck in the elevators overnight. True: A former Fox Theatre staff member was unable to get out of an elevator after a ballroom event and had to sleep over.

Myth: The feature film Gone With the Wind premiered at the Fox Theatre. False: Gone With the Wind did premiere at a Peachtree Street theater, but it was downtown, at the Loew’s Grand at Peachtree and Forsyth streets.

Myth: The original theater entrance was on Ponce de Leon Avenue. True: The entrance was moved to Peachtree Street during the design and construction phases.

Myth: The Peachtree Street arcade was once a bowling alley. False: There once was a bowling alley north of the Fox on Peachtree Street. People may be remembering that. Myth: The arcade was built as a gymnasium or pool for the Shriners, who built the facility. False: It’s just a grand entrance. 60

Myth: The theater was almost demolished. True: The Fox closed in 1974. A corporation wanted to buy it, tear it down and build a headquarters. The efforts of many in the greater Atlanta community helped save the landmark. Myth: Much of the theater’s original furniture has been replaced with replicas. False: About 97 percent of the furniture is original to the building and dates to its 1929 opening. Myth: The theater was originally intended to show only William Fox’s movies. False: The Fox was built as a meeting and party space for the Shriners and as a civic auditorium for performances. Midway through construction, the Shriners ran out of money and film executive William Fox agreed to lease the auditorium for his films and finance the rest of construction.

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Myth: The crystal for one of the stars in the sky was replaced with the bottom of a Coca-Cola bottle. True: This glass piece was recently found in the auditorium’s sky (near House Left).

Myth: The Fox Theatre is haunted. Plausible: Some security camera footage seems to show floating objects in stairwells at night.


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