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ndrew Lloyd Webber, the Tony Award-winning composer of Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard, wants audiences to have a “really good time” at his most recent show, an unabashed musical comedy. “School of Rock is fun,” he says. “Hopefully, I've fleshed it out with a few catchy songs and kept the spirit of the original movie.” But Lloyd Webber adds, there’s more to the show than that. “Hopefully you will also take out of it the central message of the story — which is a very warm and simple one about the empowering force of music.” Lloyd Webber, along with book writer Julian Fellowes, lyricist Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Little Mermaid) and director Laurence Connor, have taken Richard Linklater’s 2003 movie — which helped make Jack Black a box-office name — and given it new life onstage. It tells the story of an outrageous rock star wannabe named Dewey Finn, who worms his way into a substitute teaching job at a private school. Dewey puts together a rock band with his students to compete against adults in a Battle of the Bands contest — and, as a result, changes their lives. Onstage, the adaptation features a not-so-secret sauce: The kids play their own musical instruments. And do it well. “There is something very moving about that,” Fellowes says. “I mean you are sort of half moved to tears, simply by the fact that they're playing this music.” “You wouldn't really think that it’s 10- and 11-year-olds,”

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Lloyd Webber says. “It's extraordinary for their age, just how great they are and how together they play.” The young actors’ musical skills are showcased several times in exuberant rock numbers like “You’re in the Band,” “Stick It to the Man” and one song retained from the movie, “Teacher’s Pet.” The idea for the musical came from Lloyd Webber’s wife, Madeleine, who purchased the rights to the movie. “I thought maybe it was something that we would flesh out with existing rock songs, because there were a few in the original movie,” Lloyd Webber says. But on closer inspection, he realized there wasn’t that much music in the film. So, he started looking for places where he could add songs. “I saw a couple of moments in the movie where I thought I could,” he says. “And so, my next port of call was to talk to a major dramatist, because when you're dealing with a successful film like this, which has a whole life of its own, I really wanted to talk to somebody who also has had a major career in film, television. And Julian Fellowes, who I know


has also written for the theater, was an obvious choice, because he's a real craftsman.” Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey and, like Lloyd Webber, a member of Britain’s House of Lords, knew and loved the movie. “I thought all of it — script, everything, was terrific,” Fellowes says. “Sometimes you have to talk yourself into things, or at least research them to see if you want to do it. But I knew I wanted to do it straight away.” This wasn’t the first time Fellowes had been called on to adapt a popular movie. He wrote the book for the Disney/ Cameron Mackintosh stage musical based on Mary Poppins. For this project, Fellowes and his collaborators spent two years working to bring more depth to the story without losing its comedy. In particular, they wanted to flesh out the roles of the children and their relationships with their parents. “I think it makes the children's parts a little more interesting to play,” Fellowes says. “They are all more defined as characters.” ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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In fact, the first song Lloyd Webber wrote for the show was “If Only You Would Listen,” sung by the kids to their un-listening parents. Says director Laurence Connor, “I think we actually came up with that song title the first time we sat around the table, because we just knew that there was something in that. And the importance of that message and what Dewey does for them is that he is the only one that they feel listens.” Lloyd Webber says he discovered his love of music and theater at about the same age as the kids in the show. With that, he says, School of Rock represents a coming home of sorts. His first big hit was the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, which he wrote at age 22. “When we recorded Superstar, Led Zeppelin were in the next door studio making an album,” he says. “And the lead singer of Deep Purple was our Jesus on the original album. So, coming back to doing this wasn't a huge leap for me.”

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 Scene 1: The Olympic Powerhouse “I’m Too Hot for You” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Vacancy and Dewey Scene 2: Dewey’s Bedroom “When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dewey Scene 3: Horace Green — The Assembly Hall “Horace Green Alma Mater” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosalie, Students and Teachers “Here at Horace Green” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosalie Scene 4: The Apartment “Variations 7” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Ned “Children of Rock” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Ned “Mount Rock” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patty Scene 5: Horace Green — The Hallway Outside the Music Room “Queen of the Night” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosalie, Dewey and Gabe Scene 6: Horace Green — The Classroom “You’re in the Band” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students “You’re in the Band” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students Scene 7: Students’ Homes “If Only You Would Listen” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Students Scene 8: Horace Green — The Classroom “In the End of Time” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey Scene 9: Horace Green — The Faculty Lounge “Faculty Quadrille” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Teachers Scene 10: Horace Green —T he Classroom “In the End of Time” (Band Practice) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students “Stick It to the Man” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students Scene 11: Horace Green — The Halls Scene 12: The Palace Theatre — Backstage “In the End of Time” (The Audition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students “Stick It to the Man” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students ACT 2 Scene 1: Horace Green — The Classroom “Time to Play” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer and Students Scene 2: Horace Green — The Faculty Lounge Scene 3: Horace Green — The Classroom “Amazing Grace” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tomika “Math Is a Wonderful Thing” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students Scene 4: The Roadhouse “Where Did the Rock Go?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosalie Scene 5: The Apartment — The Living Room Scene 6: Horace Green — The Classroom “School of Rock” (Band Practice) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students “Dewey’s Confession” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey, Rosalie, Patty, Ned and Parents Scene 7: The Apartment — Dewey’s Bedroom “If Only You Would Listen” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tomika and Students Scene 8: The Palace Theatre — Onstage “I’m Too Hot for You” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Vacancy “School of Rock” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students “Stick It to the Man” (Encore) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dewey and Students “Finale” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Full Company ORCHESTRA Music Director/Keyboards — MARTYN AXE Assistant Music Director/Keyboards — JULIE HOMI Children’s Music Director — BENJAMIN ZOLESKI Guitar 1 — ANTHONY RUBBO; Guitar 2 — DIEGO ROJAS; Guitar 3 — DAVID SAENGER; Bass — LYNN KELLER; Drums — TAURUS LOVELY Band Tech — BENJAMIN ZOLESKI; Librarian — LYNN KELLER Music Coordinator — TALITHA FEHR-TL MUSIC INTERNATIONAL Keyboard Programming—STUART ANDREWS ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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MERRITT DAVID JANES

LEXIE DORSETT SHARP

MADISON MICUCCI

LAYNE ROATE

GARY TRAINOR

NATALIA BINGHAM

SAMI BRAY

JULIAN BRESCIA

GRIER BURKE

JOHN CAMPIONE

PATRICK CLANTON

CHRISTOPHER DeANGELIS

SAMMY DELL

KRISTIAN ESPIRITU

MELANIE EVANS

LIAM FENNECKEN

BELLA FRAKER

BRIAN GOLUB

MYSTIC INSCHO

ELYSIA JORDAN

DEIDRE LANG

ALYSSA EMILY MARVIN

SINCLAIR MITCHELL

THEO MITCHELLPENNER

JACOB MORAN

LEANNE PARKS

ARIANNA PEREIRA

BLAKE RYAN

TIM SHEA

JESSE SPARKS

JONATHON TIMPANELLI

CAMERON TRUEBLOOD

GABRIELLA UHL

HERNANDO UMANA

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“Gotham.” “Gratitude to my amazing family, SoR creative team, David Doan (CESD), Sherry Kayne (The Greenroom Management) and Tara Rubin Casting.” JULIAN BRESCIA (Mason, u/s Lawrence) is 9 years old and thrilled to joining SoR. He loves music and all things creative. “Thank you to my family, Jackie Reid, Innovative Artists, Ron Tierno, Dynamic Kids, Brickhouse NYC, George Oakley, Robin Dunn, Kathy Renna, ATNY, Tara Rubin and SoR creative team.” GRIER BURKE (Tomika) is excited to join this cast and be in the band. She most recently appeared in the national tour of Disney’s The Lion King as Young Nala. Regional theater credits: Elf the Musical, A Christmas Story, Annie Warbucks and Billy Elliot. Many thanks to Gray Talent Group. grierburke.com. @iamgrierburke. JOHN CAMPIONE (Swing, u/s Ned). National tour: The Bridges of Madison County (Michael). Les Misérables and Moonshine, Dallas Theater Center. Amateur OCR athlete. Thanks Dale, Hank, Merri, The Mine, Mandy and whiskey. Johncampione.com.@campiowningit. PATRICK CLANTON (Gabe Brown, Mr. Hamilton, Jeff Sanderson, Ensemble). National tour: Sister Act. Regional: NSMT, Flat Rock Playhouse, Casa Mañana, Walt Disney World. B.F.A. in music theater from Elon University. “Dedicated to all the teachers in my life! Let’s rock!” CHRISTOPHER DeANGELIS (Dance Captain, Swing). Proud AEA member. Broadway/national tours: Beauty and the Beast, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Ragtime. Thanks to Jay, Roxy, Dad, Family, Avalon Artists, Merri and the SoR family. SAMMY DELL (Billy, u/s Freddy) is thrilled to debut as Billy with School of Rock’s national tour. Special thanks to those who have contributed to this journey, especially Pat Foti and Endicott Performing Arts Center, voice coaches Anthony Laciura and Jordan Schreiner, drum teacher extraordinaire Chris Adams and Nancy Carson. Much love to Dad, Mom and Alison! KRISTIAN ESPIRITU (Ensemble, u/s Patty, Ms. Sheinkopf) is ready to rock! New York: Here Lies Love (The Public), NYMF, Lysistrata, Scorched. Headbanging front-woman of Over the Pass. For Spencer and POC. Mabuhay! Instagram: @kriscendo. MELANIE EVANS (Ensemble, u/s Rosalie, Patty). National tours: Motown and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Ragtime, Aida, High School Musical. TV: “NBC Diversity Showcase,” “Blue

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BIOS Bloods.” Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting and Andreadis Talent Agency! Instagram: melevansny. LIAM FENNECKEN (Bob, Mr. Sanford, Cop, Ensemble, u/s Dewey). Singer/songwriter and proud graduate of Penn State with a B.A. in theater. National tour: Once (Svec), American Idiot (Ensemble, u/s Will), Peter Pan 360 (Smee/Nana). Thanks to family, friends and the SoR team! IG: @Lfennecken. BELLA FRAKER (Swing, u/s Summer, Marcy, Katie, Shonelle) is thrilled to rock out with the first School of Rock tour. From Atlanta. Giving many thanks to God, family, Nancy, casting, Orbit Arts, Broadway Dreams, Bob and Debbie. BRIAN GOLUB (Swing). National tour: Joseph ... Dreamcoat. International: Jekyll & Hyde (South Korea). Film: When in Rome (with Kristen Bell). Print: Yahoo Fantasy Football. New York: Standard Time, Caligula. Lots more: BrianGolub.com. “Love to my family! Namaste, y’all.” @Brigolub. MYSTIC INSCHO (Zack). On stage since age 4, now 9. Started with dancing, Mystic then became a singer, actor and multi-instrumentalist. He loves to shred on guitar, and writes music and lyrics. School of Rock is throwing him into an exciting future. Thanks to all his wonderful teachers. Insta: @ mysticinscho. mysticinscho.com. ELYSIA JORDAN (Mrs. Hathaway, Ensemble, u/s Rosalie, Ms. Sheinkopf). Regional: Billy Elliot (Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre). Concerts: 54 Below, Feinstein’s At the Nikko, MGM Grand. B.F.A. Ithaca College. “You rock, Merri, Anne, Mom, Dad, Marcus!” elysiajordan.com. @lysiejordan. DEIDRE LANG (Ms. Sheinkopf). “Let’s rock!” Broadway: Ragtime, The Lion King, Tommy. National tours: The Lion King, Hairspray, Tommy, Cats. International tours: Ragtime (Vancouver), Smokey Joe’s Café (Australia). Regional: The Lion King (Las Vegas), Rock of Ages (Las Vegas), Aida (Alliance Theatre). TV: Fly Girl on Fox’s “In Living Color.” Thanks to God, friends and family! ALYSSA EMILY MARVIN (Marcy) is thrilled to rock across the United States. with the amazing SoR team. International tour: Annie (Molly). Love and thanks to Nancy Carson, Tara Rubin Casting, SoR creative, Bob Marks, Janine Molinari, Denise Simon, Raquel/MVS, Alex, Mom, Dad, Grandma Diane, Andy, Julia, Cookie dog, family and friends! alyssamarvin.com; Insta: @alyssaemmarvin.

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SINCLAIR MITCHELL (Snake, Mr. Mooneyham, Ensemble). Broadway: The Lion King. Off-Broadway: The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Harlem Song. Tours: The Producers, Best Little Whorehouse. CCM grad. Olympic torchbearer, ’96 Games. Thanks to About Artists Agency. Love to Joey. THEO MITCHELL-PENNER (Lawrence). Playing the piano since age 5 and over the moon to make his touring debut in SoR. Thanks to Nancy Carson, his teachers and the Walnut. Love to his family and friends. Special thanks to Merri Sugarman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the cast and creative team. JACOB MORAN (James, u/s Freddy). Rocking out on the drums since age 2 and honored to join the cast of SoR. Credits: Young Will (Big Fish), Simba (The Lion King). “Many thanks to my family, teachers Jason, Nico and Mr. Fleming, and Merri Sugarman, Claire Burke, and the cast and creative team.” jacobmoran.actor. LEANNE PARKS (Katie) is thrilled to be a part of the School of Rock family! She thanks the SoR in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., all of her piano teachers over the years, the entire SoR family, Tara Rubin Casting and her mom and dad. LeanneParks.com. Instagram: leannebarbaraparks. ARIANNA PEREIRA (Shonelle, u/s Tomika) is from South Florida and thrilled to make her debut on the School of Rock first national tour. Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting and SoR creative for this opportunity. “Love to my family (especially Mom), Tammy Holder, BCPA, FLCT, UCPA and the entire “village” that made this possible.” BLAKE RYAN (Swing, u/s Zack, Lawrence, Mason, Billy) rocks the piano, guitar, ukulele and harmonica. He and his brother perform as BroBand. Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting and SoR creative. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Kellen. @blakeryanofficial. BroBandRocks.com. TIM SHEA (Doug, Mr. Spencer, Ensemble, u/s Ned). Tour: Rock of Ages. Regional: White Christmas, Best Little Whorehouse, Evita. Phillips Exeter Academy and NYU. Thanks to TKO, Tara Rubin Casting and family for their love and support. timshea.me. JESSE SPARKS (Swing, u/s Zack, Mason, Billy) was born an NYC rocker and grew up attending concerts and listening to all genres of music. Jesse started lessons at age 6, quickly finding his passion for electric guitar.

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BIOS JONATHON TIMPANELLI (Stanley, Mr. Williams, Ensem­ble, u/s Dewey). National tour debut. Credits include Finding Nemo the Musical (Bloat), Rock of Ages (Lonny), Spelling Bee (Barfeè), Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee). "Huge thanks to family, friends and my crazy cat lady!” CAMERON TRUEBLOOD (Freddy). Born in L.A., and a longtime drummer. He is honored to join the SoR cast. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, brothers (Dylan, Mason and Ethan), Tonya, Aaron and Tara Rubin Casting. GABRIELLA UHL (Sophie, u/s Tomika, Marcy, Shonelle). From Cornwall, N.Y., and excited and thankful for this national tour debut “in the band!” She thanks her family, voice coach Ilene Reid and everyone who’s supported this adventure. HERNANDO UMANA (Theo, u/s Ned). Pumped to join the band directly from the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as the “In This Corner” Angel. Love to family, chosen family, teachers and everyone at CTG. Follow @hernandoumana. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (Composer). When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in February 2017, Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently. He's also composed scores for Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Love Never Dies. He has co-produced his own shows, including Cats and The Phantom of the Opera and, as a solo producer, has presented the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams, which introduced the double Oscar-winning Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman to the Western stage. He owns seven West End theaters, including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Palladium and, most recently, the St James, which reopened this year as The Other Palace to provide a unique London home for new musicals in development. He is passionate about the importance of music in education, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. In 2016, the foundation funded a major new national initiative that endowed the American Theatre Wing with a $1.3 million, three-year grant to support theater education opportunities for under-served young people and public schools across the United States. His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard 26

Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, a Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for best contemporary classical composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem Mass, which includes one of his bestknown compositions, Pie Jesu. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997. GLENN SLATER (Lyricist) co-created Disney’s animated feature film Tangled (2011 Grammy winner, 2010 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee), as well as the musicals Sister Act (2011 Tony nominee) and The Little Mermaid (2008 Tony and Grammy nominee). With composer Alan Menken, he wrote the songs for the ABC series “Galavant” (2015-16), Disney’s Home on the Range (2004) and Broadway’s Leap of Faith (2012 Tony nominee, best musical). In the West End, Glenn provided book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (2010 Olivier nominee, best musical). Other work includes an Emmy-nominated song for ABC’s “The Neighbors” (2013) and Newyorkers at MTC (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations). Glenn lives in NYC with composer/lyricist/wife Wendy Leigh Wilf and future rock stars Benjamin and Daniel. Twitter: @SlaterLyrics. JULIAN FELLOWES (Book Writer) received a Tony nomination for his work on School of Rock — The Musical. He is the creator, sole writer and executive producer of the worldwide hit series “Downton Abbey,” which received 69 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15, including two for Fellowes. Broadway: Mary Poppins (Drama Desk nominee, best book). Film writing credits: Gosford Park (Academy Award winner, original screenplay), Vanity Fair, Piccadilly Jim, Separate Lies (National Board of Review directorial debut award), From Time to Time (directed), The Young Victoria, The Tourist, Romeo & Juliet. TV writing credits: “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” “The Prince and the Pauper,” “Titanic,” “Doctor Thorne.” Books: Belgravia, Snobs, Past Imperfect, The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys. Fellowes is also a screen and stage actor. He and his wife, Emma, live in London and Dorset, England. They have a son, Peregrine. LAURENCE CONNOR (Director). Directorial credits: Les Misérables (Broadway, U.K. and U.S. tours); Miss Saigon (London); Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K., U.S. and Australian arena tour, cinema streaming worldwide and DVD release); the new stage production of The Phantom of the Opera (United States and U.K.); Oliver! (U.K. tour); and Miss Saigon (U.K. tour and worldwide). Laurence directed the 25th anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera

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BIOS at the Royal Albert Hall and the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 in London, both broadcast in cinemas worldwide and released on DVD. Laurence has also been associated with the London productions of The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Oliver! (Drury Lane), The King and I (London Palladium) and A Slice of Saturday Night (Liverpool Empire). JOANN M. HUNTER (Choreographer) has 19 Broadway shows to her credit as a choreographer, associate choreographer and performer. Choreography, Broadway: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Broadway Bound. L.A.: Harmony by Barry Manilow/Bruce Sussman (L.A. Drama Critics, Suzi Bass best choreography nom.; BroadwayWorld, best choreography). World premiere: The Nutty Professor by Marvin Hamlisch/Rupert Holmes. OffBroadway: Love/Sick by John Cariani and Dedalus Lounge (Royal Family Productions); Grease, Oliver! and Curtains (Paper Mill). National tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Director: Debra Monk’s onewoman show, Totally Hot and a Little Dirty; Drama League galas honoring Angela Lansbury, Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris. Associate choreographer, Broadway: Spring Awakening, Curtains, The Wedding Singer and All Shook Up. For ABT, Petrouchka. In development: Perfect Spiral, about two pro football players and the loss of their physical and emotional identities. JOHN RIGBY (Music Supervisor). His musical supervisor credits include The Phantom of the Opera (U.K. and U.S. tours), School of Rock (London), Miss Saigon (London), Jesus Christ Superstar (world arena tour). As a symphony conductor, John works with the U.K.’s leading orchestras and has been awarded an honorary doctorate for his work in conducting and musical theater. ANNA LOUIZOS (Scenic & Costume Designer). Tony Award nominations: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, In the Heights and High Fidelity. Other original Broadway designs: Dames at Sea, Honeymoon in Vegas, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Avenue Q, The Performers, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Curtains, Baby It’s You!, All About Me, To Be or Not to Be, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony. Off-Broadway/regional: Just Jim Dale, Sons of the Prophet, The Foreigner, Speech and Debate, Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout); world premieres of Altar Boyz (NWS) and Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick ... BOOM! (Jane Street); Goodspeed Musicals; Second Stage; MTC; Dallas Theater Center; Primary Stages; 5th Avenue Theatre. New York City Center Encores! 2014-15 season. Founder of Broadway Design Exchange, an online market for theatrical treasures. broadwaydesignexchange.com. 28

NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Designer) is a New York-based lighting designer who has worked throughout the world. Recent Broadway credits include An American in Paris (Tony Award), Skylight, Gigi, The Glass Menagerie (Tony Award), Aladdin, Once (Tony Award), Motown, Follies, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), Aida (Tony Award), Twelfth Night and Beauty and the Beast. She recently designed The Iceman Cometh at BAM and the Goodman Theatre. Her varied career has led her to design lighting for all aspects of entertainment, including dance and opera companies, concerts, international theaters, regional theaters, offBroadway, Las Vegas, TV and permanent lighting installations. MICK POTTER (Sound Designer) has designed more than 100 productions worldwide including these West End and Broadway musicals: Saturday Night Fever, Bombay Dreams, The Woman in White, Zorro, The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act, Evita, Love Never Dies, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Betty Blue Eyes, From Here to Eternity and Miss Saigon. Awards include an Olivier for The Woman in White (London 2005), a Parnelli Award for The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas 2006), a Green Room Award for Love Never Dies (Australia 2011), a Tony nomination for Les Misérables (Broadway 2014), and a Helpmann Award for Les Misérables (Australia 2015). JOSH MARQUETTE (Hair Designer). N.Y./London: Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, First Date, Elf, Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back in Anger, Trip of Love, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The ... Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Mamma Mia! West Coast: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Other N.Y.: Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; Encores! Most Happy Fella, No, No, Nanette and Follies; numerous Juilliard productions. Television: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “SNL.” DAVID RUTTURA (Associate Director). As Associate Director, Broadway: School of Rock, Spider-Man, Follies, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, A Man for All Seasons. Tour: The Phantom of the Opera. Regional: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Jews Telling Jokes. Directing projects with Pittsburgh CLO, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Araca Project, Ars Nova, 2g, Joe’s Pub, Juilliard, Fordham University. MARTYN AXE (Music Director) is very happy to tour with the youngest and best rock band in America. Thanks to John, David and the team. Love as always to Sienna.

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BIOS STUART ANDREWS (Keyboard Programmer). Broadway/West End: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Evita, Mary Poppins, Jesus Christ Superstar. West End: Miss Saigon, Stephen Ward, The Wizard of Oz, Betty Blue Eyes, Love Never Dies, Oliver!, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music. TALITHA FEHR (Music Coordinator). Broadway: A Christmas Story. 2010 Vancouver Olympics ceremonies. National tours: Sister Act, Mamma Mia!, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, West Side Story, Evita, Catch Me If You Can, The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Come Fly Away, Fiddler on the Roof, JCSS, Cats, Chicago, Movin’ Out. International: West Side Story, Swing!, Cinderella, The King and I. TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Selected Broadway: Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, Big Fish, How to Succeed, A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Jersey Boys, Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe. ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press) is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events in North America. Current tours: Bat Out of Hell; The Book of Mormon; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Rodger + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Elf the Musical; Hello, Dolly!; Kinky Boots; The Play That Goes Wrong; Rent; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Bandstand, The Lightning Thief, Mean Girls, Rock of Ages and SpongeBob SquarePants. THE BOOKING GROUP (Tour Direction). TBG has represented 24 Tony Award-winning best musicals and plays since its inception in 1996. In addition to School of Rock, TBG also represents the touring productions of An American in Paris; Anastasia; The Book of Mormon; The Color Purple; Come From Away; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Dear Evan Hansen; Escape to Margaritaville; Fiddler on the Roof; Finding Neverland; Fun Home; Groundhog Day; Hello, Dolly!; The Humans; On Your Feet!; The Play That Goes Wrong; Something Rotten!; Waitress; and Hamilton. TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT LLC (Tour Management) has been an innovator in touring musical theater productions for more than two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central and South America; Europe; and Asia. 30

Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets. Current and upcoming productions include Love Never Dies, On Your Feet!, School of Rock, Kinky Boots and Cats. With strong ties to the Broadway community, Troika prides itself on delivering top-quality productions to audiences worldwide. Please visit us at troika.com. BRIAN SCHRADER (General Manager) is in his fifth season with Troika Entertainment. Current tours: The Bodyguard (first national), The Color Purple, School of Rock (first national). Previous tours as associate GM: An American in Paris (first national), 42nd Street, Annie (U.S., Jakarta, Singapore), Dancing Pros Live, Bring It On (U.S., Japan), Ghost (first national), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (first national), West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can (first national). Previously, he was company/production manager for one of Louisiana’s largest nonprofit arts organizations. Loyola University New Orleans graduate with a degree in theater arts and business administration. Member ATPAM. NICOLE McCLENDON (Company Manager). Tours: Rich Little in The Presidents, Tap Dogs, Wonderful Town, 42nd Street Asia, Evita, The Sound of Music Asia, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, The Illusionists. Off-Broadway: Sleep No More. Regional: Exchange Project, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Kennedy Center. LARRY SMIGLEWSKI (Production Stage Manager). Tours: White Christmas, The Sound of Music (Chinese national tour). Recent regional: The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!, The Wizard of Oz (The Muny); The King and I (Dallas Summer Musicals); Ragtime on Ellis Island. Off-Broadway: Sex Tips ..., Cagney. Always for Nettie and Smigs! AMANDA KOSACK (Stage Manager). Tours: White Christmas, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Fela! Recent off-Broadway: Old Hats, Cost of Living, Wakey Wakey, Cloud Nine. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City University graduate. Love and thanks to Mom and Dad. JENIFER A. SHENKER (Assistant Stage Manager). National Tours: Billy Elliot, Altar Boyz, Little Shop of Horrors, The Phantom of the Opera, The Who’s Tommy. Las Vegas: Zumanity & MJOne (Cirque du Soleil), Vegas Nocturne (Spiegelworld), ShowStoppers. New York City: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, A Christmas Carol (MSG). Off-Broadway: Zanna, Don’t, I of the Storm, The Age of Iron (CSC), Ministry of Progress, Chef’s Theater, White Raven (Lincoln Center Theatre).

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BIOS NEURO TOUR (Physical Therapy) provides performing-arts physical therapy and is honored to be part of School of Rock. Neuro has provided backstage treatment to more than 80 musical theater productions, including The Lion King and Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway; Stomp! and Sleep No More off-Broadway; Movin’ Out, Billy Elliot and War Horse on tour; and U2, P!nk and Katy Perry in concert. THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP (Producer) is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theater-producing and rights-licensing company and controls the theatrical rights for all of his works, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Sunset Boulevard. The Really Useful Group reached more than 20 million people worldwide last year, from live theater and concert audiences, to cinema-goers, TV viewers and music fans, to social media and art lovers. The company continues to work in film, television and theater as it produces and develops new projects and partnerships worldwide alongside its work in education, amateur licensing and music publishing. WARNER MUSIC GROUP (Producer). Beyond producing, Warner Music Group’s involvement with School of Rock includes the release of the cast album via Warner Bros. Records. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the bestknown record labels in the industry, including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, East West, Elektra, Erato, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros. Warner Classics, Warner Music Nashville and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than 1 million copyrights worldwide. ACCESS INDUSTRIES (Producer) is a privately held industrial group with long-term holdings worldwide. Founded in 1986 by Len Blavatnik, an American entrepreneur and philanthropist, Access focuses on four key sectors: natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, real estate, and technology and e-commerce. Its media and entertainment holdings include Warner Music Group and AI Film. Access entities have supported numerous film and theatrical productions over the years, including Hamilton, Finding Neverland and the Public Theater. accessindustries.com.

and Times of Nicholas Nickleby, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Once, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gin Game and King Charles III. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, president, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 historic Broadway theaters and six offBroadway venues. NEDERLANDER PRESENTATIONS INC. (Producer) is a producing company under the leadership of James L. Nederlander. It operates a chain of legitimate theaters including the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander, Neil Simon, Palace and Richard Rodgers on Broadway, and many landmark venues around the world, from Los Angeles to London. Recent credits include the all-new Broadway production of Cats, An American in Paris and On Your Feet! — The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan. BESPOKE THEATRICALS (Executive Producer). Partners Amy Jacobs and Devin Keudell manage Broadway musicals, plays and tours. Current/ recent productions include The Play That Goes Wrong, Groundhog Day, Present Laughter, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Cats, The Curious Incident of the Dog on the Night-Time (Broadway/tour); The Color Purple and Something Rotten! General managers in the firm include Nathan Gehan, David Roth and Danielle Saks. MADELEINE LLOYD WEBBER (Executive Producer) chased the stage rights of School of Rock from 2006 after watching the movie with her children, finally landing them in 2012. She fell in love with the movie, finding it hilarious, charming and above all, very touching. The film’s celebration of the transformative power of music on young people was close to her heart. She is proud to be a trustee of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Program, which promises every child an entitlement to study a musical instrument on entry to school, as well as tuition and the opportunity to play and perform as part of ensemble or orchestra groups. Nearly 3,000 children are now part of that program. She is a director of Really Useful Group and Really Useful Theatres.

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STAFF STAFF FOR SCHOOL OF ROCK GENERAL MANAGEMENT TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT LLC Brian Schrader PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Jessica Sentak TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Dave Burch COMPANY MANAGEMENT Nicole McClendon Assistant Company Manager . . . Elizabeth Grunenwald TOUR PRESS & MARKETING ALLIED TOURING Marya K. Peters  Andrew Damer Sarah Dahlberg  Jennifer Gallagher Meghan Kastenholz  Anne Dailey Meyer Scott Praefke  Jacqueline Smith  Anne Waisanen  Shae Woodward TOUR BOOKING AGENCY THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair, Kara Gebhart thebookinggroup.com CASTING TARA RUBIN CASTING Tara Rubin CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA, Eric Woodall CSA, Kaitlin Shaw CSA, Lindsay Levine CSA Claire Burke, Emma Atherton PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Production Stage Manager . Larry Smiglewski Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . Amanda Kosack Assistant Stage Manager . . . Jenifer A. Shenker Associate Director . . . . . . . . . David Ruttura Assistant to the General Manager . . A.J. Orth Dance Captain . . . . . .Christopher DeAngelis Associate Scenic Designer . . .Jeremy W. Foil Associate Costume Designer . . . . . Lisa Zinni Assistant Costume Designers . . Abigail Hahn, Amanda Jenks Associate Hair Designer . . . . . . Sarah Levine Associate Lighting Designer . . . Ed McCarthy Assistant Lighting Designer . Jessica Creager Moving Light Programmer . . . . . Alex Fogel

Associate Sound Designer . . . . Adam Fisher Production Electrician . . . . . . . Jeremy Lane Production Sound Supervisor . . Colle Bustin, Josh Hummel Production Props . . . . . . . . . . Corey Kloos Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Sacco Assistant Carp—Flyman . . . . . Graham Stuart Assistant Carp—Automation . . Jared Brackett Assistant Carpenter—Deck . . . . Sam Weaver Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . . Adam Lansing Assistant Electrician . . . . . . . . . Brandi Fucci FOH Light Operator . . . . . . . . . . . Jes Halm Head Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Skladel Assistant Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . Cory Raynor Assistant Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Bria Head Properties . . . . . . . . . . .Danielle Suhr Assistant Properties . . . . . . . . Laura Choate Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . Kaitlyn Day Assistant Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Casey Sacco Hair Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lily Volle SDCF Observer . . . . . . . . . Maggie Monihan Vocal Coaches . . . . . Fiona Grace McDougal, Chelsea Calder Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . Neurosport Physical Therapy, LLC Medical Director . . . . . . . . Craig E. Weil, MD Production Photography . . . Matthew Murphy Digital Marketing . . . The Really Useful Group Accountant . . . . . . . . .Troika Entertainment Travel Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Road Rebel Merchandising . . . Platypus Productions, LLC Children’s Services . . . . . . . InSite Education Head Tutor . . . . . . . . . . . . Bethany Hagen Head Guardian . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Carden Tutors/Wranglers . . . . . Andrew Lundquist, Kristin Nocero Team Costumes . . . . . . . . Courtney Irizarry, Kaitlyn Day, Holly McCaffrey Housing Services . . . . . . . . . . . Road Rebel FOR TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT Chief Executive Officer . . . . . Randall A. Buck Chief Operating Officer . . . . . Angela Rowles Executive Vice President, Production . . . Kori Prior Executive Vice President, Marketing Amy Katz General Managers . . . . . . Karen Berry, Brian Schrader Assistant to the General Manager . . Madeline M. McCluskey, A.J. Orth

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STAFF Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . Dave Burch Production Managers . . . . . . Gregg Damanti, Jessica Sentak Production Coordinator . . Nathaniel Vilandre Booking Manager . . . . . . . . . Doria Montfort Financial Controller . . . . . . . . . . Nikel Davis Budgeting & Forecasting Manager . . . George Lamberty Senior Accountant . . . . . . . Lourdes Castillo Staff Accountant . . . . . . . . Marite Espinoza Accounting Clerk . . . . . . . . .Electra Walker Costume Shop Administrator Alison M. Smith Warehouse Manager . . . . . . . . Scott Garrish THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP President . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Koravos Vice President of Production . . . . . Tim Leist Marketing & Comms. Director . . . . . Phil Day Music Manager . . . . . . . . . . . David Wilson EA to Andrew Lloyd Webber . . . . . Jan Eade Executive Producer for North America . . . . . . . Ken Davenport

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

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

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “movie palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multipurpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballets, comedies, concerts, movies and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, accommodating 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is in the arcade entrance to the theater. It is open for walk-up ticket sales 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours before show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour before show time. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.foxtheatre. org, at all Ticket Alternative outlets and at all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855.285.8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular box-office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to groups for most Broadway shows. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 404.881.2000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the main lobby (downstairs), mezzanine lobby levels and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are in the Spanish Room; accessible/Family restrooms are located through the office door in the main lobby. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted at 10 a.m., 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

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

1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be

seated until intermission.

2. Take care of personal needs (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.

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

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

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

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A MIX OF RELIEF and melancholy can accompany the start of fall in this part of the country. The lazier, hazier days of summer yield to busier calendars but also bring some of the most comfortable temperatures of the year. The march of the calendar also means a bumper crop of festivals statewide. Our rundown of events in October and November, arranged chronologically, includes eco and film fests, fried green tomatoes, Native American traditions and chili for the chilly. Some of the biggies may have come and gone, depending on when you read this, but you can always plan for next year. So, let’s get started.

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TASTE OF ATLANTA. Oct 19-21. The gourmet gathering returns to Historic Fourth Ward Park, where more than 90 restaurants offer craveable bites alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails. The event includes several presentation stages, cooking classes, chef demonstrations and an all-inclusive Friday Night Kickoff Party ($102, age 21 and up only). All general admission and VIP tickets include service fees. General admission 42

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CLASSIC CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL. Oct. 18-21. Athens has always been a music city (R.E.M., the B-52’s) and this event gives its fringe performers — performance-based art, dance, music, poetry, puppetry, vaudeville — a few days in the sun. $5 per show. Various downtown locations. Details at 404-201-0667.


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Grab your partner for a dance after filling up at the Black Pot Cookin' Festival. The event happens Oct. 26-27 on a 200-yearold working farm between Gainesville and Athens.

is $32 Saturday or Sunday; $50 for a two-day pass; and $130 for a threeday pass. General admission includes 10 Taste Points. Additional points ($1 each) are available online or at Taste Point tents on fest grounds. VIP admission is $89 Saturday or Sunday; $140 for a two-day pass; and $220 for a three-day pass. The VIP Grand Tasting Experience (age 21 plus) includes access to an exclusive lounge area with tastings from 10 select restaurants and pours from Georgia craft beer, wine and cocktail makers (12:30-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday). VIP ticket holders receive 20 Taste Points and a commemorative drinking glass. Before the event, all ticket holders receive RFID wristbands pre-loaded with Taste Points. Age 13 and under free with paid adult. Adult pays for child’s Taste Points for food items. 680 Dallas St. Parking is limited. Ridesharing or taking MARTA to the Civic Center station and taking a complimentary shuttle to the fest site is recommended. Secure bike parking provided, but no bikes are allowed inside the grounds.

DEEP ROOTS FESTIVAL. Oct. 20. This Milledgeville event was named a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society and Best Fest 2009 by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association. It’s worth a 90-minute drive to take in this cool cultural field day. Expect about 100 visual artists, all-day live music, a barbecue competition, kids’ events and a hotrod car show. $6 advance; $8 day-of-fest; age 10 and under free. Details at 478-414.4014.

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CRANE CREEK HARVEST FESTIVAL. Oct. 20. Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris, about 2.5 hours north of Atlanta, has 20 acres of vines and miles of mountain views. Celebrate the end of growing season with hayrides, grape stomping, winery tours, live music and kids’ activities. Take a sip or two and watch the leaves turn. $10-$25; age 12 and under free. Ticket includes wine tastings and a souvenir wineglass for adults. 916 Crane Creek Road, Young Harris. Details at 706-379-1236.


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BLACK POT COOKIN’ FESTIVAL. Oct. 26-27. Party like it’s 1799 at this fest on a 200-year-old farm. Camp for the week or weekend on this historic property between Gainesville and Athens, or come for the Saturday-afternoon cook-off where pork, pinto beans, cornbread and the like are cooked in cast-iron pots over an outdoor wood fire. Live music and dancing happen all weekend. $60 weekend pass includes camping fees; $25 Friday; $35 Saturday. Shield-Ethridge Heritage Farm, 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson. BRASELTON ANTIQUE & ARTISAN FESTIVAL. Oct. 26-28. More than 250 vendors line the streets of the city (population: 10,300) to sell antiques, repurposed creations, original artwork, rustics, salvage, primitives, furniture, pottery and jewelry to crowds of up to 25,000. Plus food trucks and live music. Similar events are held throughout the year. Free admission and parking (shuttle runs from YearOne, 1001 Cherry Drive). About an hour northeast of Atlanta. GREEN TOMATO FESTIVAL. Oct. 27-28. Juliette, an unincorporated community in Monroe County (population: 3,000, give or take) was used in the 1991 feature film Fried Green Tomatoes. The Green Tomato Fest revisits the culinary charms of the small-town South. With fried green tomatoes, of course, artists’ booths and a family-friendly vibe. Admission, parking free. 474 McCracken St., Juliette, about 90 minutes south of Atlanta (near Macon).

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Milledgeville's Deep Roots Fest (top) includes visual art, live music, barbecue and henna artists. At Braselton's Antique & Artisan Fest (October and other times of year), you'll find treasures like this Roy Rogers guitar.


Celebrate the history and traditions of Native Americans at the Native American Festival and Powwow, Nov. 1-4 at Stone Mountain Park.

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NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL AND POWWOW. Nov. 1-4. One of the largest Native American gatherings in Georgia happens yearly at Stone Mountain Park. Includes a dance-and-drumming competition, craft demonstrations and storytelling. Browse the artists’ marketplace and check out the heritage cooking and handcrafted pottery. Event free. Park entrance is $15 per vehicle or $40 for a 12-month pass. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain.

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BIG PIG JIG. Nov. 2-3. This pork party in Vienna, born in 1982 as a barbecue contests, now includes concerts, an arts and crafts fair, and a livestock show. It has become the region’s largest barbecue competition. The American Bus Association twice named it one of the Top 100 events in the country. Travel Agent magazine calls it one of America’s Top 500 festivals. Tom Clynes, author of Wild Planet!, calls the Jig one of the world’s 1,001 Most Extraordinary Events. $5$20. 350 Pig Jig Blvd., Vienna (two hours southeast of Atlanta). HEMLOCK FEST. Nov. 2-4. An eco-fest in Murrayville (90 miles northeast of Atlanta in Hall County) run by volunteers and focused on efforts to save trees and keep waterways clean. Visit for a day or camp for the weekend, learning about traditional living skills and the biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians. A nature village lets kids disengage from the digital world and connect with the natural one. Arts and crafts booths, nature walks and three days of concerts round out an event that can also be a retreat. $20-$55; age 15 and under free with paid adult. At Starbridge Retreat, a 50-acre private resort in North Georgia. GPS address: 396 Starbridge Road, Murrayville. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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BURIED ALIVE FILM FESTIVAL. Nov. 14-18. This 13-year-old event in Little Five Points screens independent films that ooze slowly from darkly comic to generally gory, bizarre or just plain weird. Its warning: “Our films are not for the faint-hearted or timid.” Age 17 and up only unless accompanied by an adult. $8-$15 per screening; $100 unlimited fest pass. At 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. Paid parking ($10 and up) can be scarce. Lyft or Uber is an option as is the Inman Park MARTA station, a 10- to 20-minute walk away.

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PEACH STATE CHILI COOK-OFF. Nov. 10. Some 60 teams vie for top honors in this Suwanee competition sanctioned by the International Chili Society. Winners in three categories (red chili, chili verde and salsa) compete. With live music, a kids’ play area, and arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit the Gift of Adoption Fund, helping Georgia families with adoption costs. $8 plus fees for tasting wristbands. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee.


Upon entering this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home, bed and breakfast guests are transported back to the time of the home’s construction in 1892. Sugar Magnolia, lovingly restored to its original charm and beauty, proudly displays its antiquity in many of its unique features — a three-story turret and grand staircase, six fireplaces, oval beveled windows, hand-painted plasterwork and the front hall’s magnificent crystal chandelier. Sugar Magnolia is situated in the heart of the city. The surrounding neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inman Park is Atlanta’s first suburb, now the premiere Victorian district intown. Guests enjoy taking walking tours of the famous homes or enjoying the sites on their own.

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Food for Thought SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018

Film/TV epicenter Covington gets a hip pharmacy, Nashville and Savannah imports arrive and another food hall is due 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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The space did, indeed, begin as a pharmacy. After a renovation, the décor feels hipster/retro and the cuisine, led by chef ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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Christian Perez (formerly of The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead 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 his 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-ups … Hattie B's has taken over the old Phillips 66 station on Moreland Avenue in Little Five Points. The chicken (tenders, wings sandwiches) comes in six spice levels, including "Shut the Cluck Up."

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 a 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 double-

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stacked burger with gruyere and a house bacon jam. After dinner, ride the elevator to the sixth-story rooftop bar crowned 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 baguettes 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

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Soup Du Jour ~ Salads ~ Hot Plates Tapas ~ Appetizers ~ Desserts ~ Fes Hookah Authentic Moroccan Cuisine Nightly Entertainment ImperialFezRestaurant.com 2285 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 351-0870

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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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.

Metropolitan Parkway. The brand is known for specialty pizzas and local craft beer; the name comes from the owners’ physiques. 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. It 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. Chef Liu is out of business on Buford Highway. Hot Melody Chinese has taken over the Doraville spot. Chef Liu was famous for its soup dumplings and noodles but was stung by health-code issues. :: Food for Thought, Encore Atlanta’s 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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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

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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

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

Entourage

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

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FOX FUN FACTS

Holy, Möller! The theater’s mighty organ has a few years to its credit, and quite a set of pipes The Fox Möller Opus 5566 Theatre Organ is the second-largest theater organ in the United States (smaller only than the instrument at New York’s Radio City Music Hall). It sort of makes sense: the Fox auditorium has 4,655 seats, while Radio City boasts 6,015. The term “theater organ” originally referred to a pipe organ designed to imitate an orchestra and accompany silent films, but as the instrument evolved, new designs and sounds were incorporated. Fox audiences have M.P. Möller to thank for the organ affectionately known as “Mighty Mo.” Möller immigrated to the United States in 1872 and, three years later, founded the M.P. Möller Pipe Organ Co. in Greencastle, Pa. The city of Hagerstown, Md., noticed his early success and convinced him to relocate. He did so in 1881. Here are a few more facts and stats and about Atlanta’s “Mighty Mo”:

• It’s one of fewer than 40 organs still in its original theater. The fact that it’s operational makes it even more rare. More than 7,000 theater organs were installed in U.S. movie houses in the first half of the 20th century. • Mo was custom-built for the Fox Theatre by M.P. Möller Inc. in 1928 and 1929. • It has seven miles of electrical wire that connect the organ to its instruments.

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• The box seats on either side of the stage actually disguise the four organ chambers that house Mighty Mo’s pipes and instruments. • The organ chamber provide a home for instruments that make dozens of sound effects — songbirds, sirens, a Ford horn, Ludwig snare drums, bass drums, sleigh bells, Zildjian cymbals, a bell from a 1928 railroad locomotive and many others. Think of that next time you hear it played.

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• It has four manuals (keyboards), 42 ranks (sets of pipes) and 3,622 total pipes.


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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...

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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...