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t really does snow onstage in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. But it’s not a gimmick. In this case, snowfall is obligatory. The show’s title promises it, the plot’s resolution depends on it, and Irving Berlin’s words and melodies yearn for it. But making it snow onstage is no easy matter, especially when all the characters keep complaining about the unseasonably “balmy” December weather in Vermont. And it takes a heap of snow to make a truly white Christmas. So, enter the snow man. “We all came into this knowing that it has to snow onstage,” says lighting designer Ken Billington. “It’s White Christmas. That’s the ending. Everyone knows. They’re going to open the barn doors and see the snow.” After more than 25 years of lighting the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular — kick lines, flying sleighs, blizzards and more — Billington knows all the behind-thescenes tricks, but he’s still never impervious to the simple magic of snowfall or the earnest truth in a classic tune. “I always get choked up,” he says, “every time I see this ending.” The White Christmas creative team is led by Tony Awardwinning director Walter Bobbie, who cut his teeth on musical revivals and reconstructions as artistic director of City Center’s Encores! series. That’s where his strippeddown Chicago revival began and, under Billington’s lights, has been on Broadway ever since. The book’s writers, David Ives and Paul Blake, are devotees of adaptation as an art form. Anna Louizos’ calling card is Avenue Q. Costume designer Carrie Robbins, who has 30 Broadway shows to her credit, completes the team.

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Back to the snow. When the barn doors open and audiences see snow for the first time, the gang has just saved the general’s inn from bankruptcy, lovers have reconciled and the big musical revue that was rehearsing in the barn is SRO (a real MGM let’s-put-on-a-show spectacular with an A-list budget and a soundstage full of scenery). For the show’s first snowfall, the White Christmas team decided that pure stagecraft served the scene best. Simple, effective and artful — nothing slick or high tech. The team chose what’s perhaps the most old-fashioned way to do it. When the first actor to play Simon Legree chased Little Eva through the blizzard in The King and I a hundred years ago, the storm was probably created by a snow bag. White Christmas uses the same technology. The snow comes from a company called Artistry in Motion in Van Nuys, Calif. It’s a confetti mixture of tissue paper cut into a half-and-half mixture of half-inch and three-quarters-inch squares, which gives a more natural look to the snowfall. The paper petals are packed into the snow bag — a long tube of fabric, cut with slits and positioned upstage of the barn doors — just out of view of the audience. Offstage, two ropes hang from one end of the snow bag, which is longer than the barn door is wide, so the snow will fall evenly across the huge opening. Stagehands positioned at either end of the stage tug the ropes back and forth to shake the snow squares out of the holes in the bag. It’s tiring work — switch and repeat, again and again, until it’s time for the snow to stop. It snows for about five minutes at each performance, and although the snow is recycled as much as it can be, White Christmas


requires about 10 pounds of confetti per week. Upstage a bit, Louizos designed a country landscape lit by moonlight. When the drop is illuminated from behind, it glows. It’s a classic scenic technique that predates 1950s showbiz chic, combined with the kind of “Hollywood does Broadway” production number usually seen only in movies. When the full cast sings “White Christmas” and the audience joins in, well, that’s a holiday classic. And the perfect setup for an upbeat curtain call. After the company bows and the curtain falls, the leads head downstage and launch into a reprise of “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” The curtain goes up on a whole new set. It’s snowing again, and the company reunites amid a stage full of flurries, poised for another avalanche of song and dance. As they start to sing, it begins to snow. Everywhere. Billington wants to preserve some of the secrets of this final effect, but admits using a high-tech Snowmaster 3000, a foam-snow machine developed for theme-park attractions and nightclub parties. “The machine has output settings from 1 to 10,” he says. “During the last eight bars of the song, we boost the output from ‘flurry’ (No. 3) to ‘blizzard.’” It’s creates a perfect state of mind with which to accept and embrace the season for at least a month or so. :: This piece was originally written for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS Stephen Gabriel and Nancy Gabriel, Producers present

Based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and Lyrics by

Irving Berlin Book by

David Ives and Paul Blake Starring

Sean Montgomery

Kerry Conte

Jeremy Benton

Kelly Sheehan

And

Karen Ziemba Cliff Bemis

Emma Grace Berardelli

Kyla Carter

Brad Frenette

Aaron Galligan-Stierle

With

Conrad John Schuck as General Waverly Kelly Black Stephanie Brooks Darien Crago Laurie DiFilippo Sarah Fagan Drew Humphrey Drew King Brianna Latrash Ann-Ngaire Martin Danny McHugh Chris McNiff Daniel Plimpton Sean Quinn Karilyn Ashley Surrat Chelsea Williams Richard Riaz Yoder Scenic Design

Scenic Adaptation

Anna Louizos

Kenneth Foy

Orchestrations

Larry Blank

Production Stage Manager

Tom Kosis

Costume Design

Sound Design

Keith Caggiano

Tour Press and Marketing

Bruce Pomahac

Mary Giattino

Casting

Ken Billington

Vocal and Dance Arrangements

Associate Director and Choreographer

Binder Casting Jay Binder, CSA

Lighting Design

Carrie Robbins

Allied Touring

Company Manager

Amy White

Tour Booking Agency

The Booking Group

Production Manager

Port City Technical Rhys Williams

General Manager

Work Light Productions

Musical Director

Michael Horsley Directed and Choreographed by

Randy Skinner “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” was originally produced by the MUNY in St. Louis in 2000 and subsequently by Kevin McCollum, Paul Blake, The Producing Office, Dan Markley and Sonny Everett in association with Paramount Pictures at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco 2004 “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” is produced by arrangement with R&H Theatricals, an Imagem Company ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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CAST (in order of appearance) Ralph Sheldrake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRAD FRENETTE Bob Wallace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEAN MONTGOMERY Phil Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEREMY BENTON General Henry Waverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK Ed Sullivan Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE Rita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KELLY BLACK Rhoda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SARAH FAGAN Tessie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHELSEA WILLIAMS Betty Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KERRY CONTE Judy Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KELLY SHEEHAN Jimmy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DANNY McHUGH Quintet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHELSEA WILLIAMS, ANN-NGAIRE MARTIN, AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE, CLIFF BEMIS, DREW HUMPHREY Mr. Snoring Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLIFF BEMIS Mrs. Snoring Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANN-NGAIRE MARTIN Train Conductor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE Martha Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KAREN ZIEMBA Susan Waverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EMMA GRACE BERARDELLI, KYLA CARTER Ezekiel Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLIFF BEMIS Mike Nulty (Stage Manager) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy” Specialty . . . . . . . . . . DREW HUMPHREY, RICHARD RIAZ YODER Sheldrake’s Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANN-NGAIRE MARTIN Regency Room Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE Regency Room Dancers . . . . . . . . . . DREW HUMPHREY, DREW KING, RICHARD RIAZ YODER THE ENSEMBLE KELLY BLACK, STEPHANIE BROOKS, DARIEN CRAGO, SARAH FAGAN, DREW HUMPHREY, DREW KING, BRIANNA LATRASH, ANN-NGAIRE MARTIN, DANNY McHUGH, CHRIS McNIFF, DANIEL PLIMPTON, KARILYN ASHLEY SURRATT, CHELSEA WILLIAMS, RICHARD RIAZ YODER UNDERSTUDIES AND SWINGS Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance For Bob Wallace — BRAD FRENETTE; For Betty Haynes — CHELSEA WILLIAMS; For Phil Davis — DREW HUMPHREY; For Judy Haynes — DARIEN CRAGO, SARAH FAGAN; For Martha Watson — ANN-NGAIRE MARTIN; For General Waverly — CLIFF BEMIS; For Ralph Sheldrake — AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE; For Mr. Snoring Man — DANNY MCHUGH; For Mrs. Snoring Man — CHELSEA WILLIAMS; For Ezekiel — DANNY MCHUGH; For Mike Nulty — SEAN QUINN; For Rita, Tessie — LAURIE DiFILIPPO; For Rhoda — BRIANNA LATRASH ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER MARY GIATTINO SWINGS/DANCE CAPTAIN/STAGE MANAGERS Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SEAN QUINN Assistant Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LAURIE DiFILIPPO Production Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOM KOSIS Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.J. SULLIVAN Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABIGAIL MATEY Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAITLIN KELLERMEYER TOURING MUSICIANS Musical Director/Keyboards — MICHAEL HORSLEY Assistant Musical Director/Keyboards — MICHAEL HOPEWELL Drums — LOUIS B. CROCCO 16

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ACT I

Scene 1: Somewhere on the Western Front of World War II — Christmas Eve, 1944 “Happy Holiday/White Christmas” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob, Phil & Sheldrake Scene 2: The Ed Sullivan Show — 1954 “Happy Holiday/Let Yourself Go” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob, Phil & the Chorus Scene 3: Backstage at the Ed Sullivan Show — After the Show; Backstage at Jimmy’s “Love and the Weather” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob & Betty Scene 4: Jimmy’s Back Room, Later That Evening “Sisters” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty & Judy “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil, Judy & Quintet Scene 5: A Train Car — Later That Night “Snow” . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil, Judy, Bob, Betty, Mr. Snoring Man, Mrs. Snoring Man, Passengers Scene 6: The Lobby of the Columbia Inn in Vermont — The Next Morning “What Can You Do With a General?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martha, Bob & Phil Scene 7: The Barn Rehearsal Hall — Several Days Later “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martha Scene 8: The Lobby of the Columbia Inn — That Night “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob & Betty Scene 9: Ralph Sheldrake’s Office, New York/Martha’s Switchboard — The Next Morning Scene 10: The Barn Rehearsal Hall — Later That Day “Blue Skies” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob & the Chorus

ACT II

Scene 1: Onstage in the Barn Theater — The Next Day “I Love a Piano” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil, Judy & the Chorus Scene 2: The Lobby of the Columbia Inn — Immediately Following “Falling Out of Love Can Be Fun” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martha, Betty & Judy Scene 3: The Barn Rehearsal Hall — Shortly Thereafter “Sisters” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob & Phil Scene 4: The Regency Room, New York — The Next Evening “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me/How Deep Is the Ocean” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty, Bob Scene 5: The Ed Sullivan Show — The Following Evening “The Old Man” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob, Men Scene 6: The Lobby of the Columbia Inn — Christmas Eve Day “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Susan “How Deep Is the Ocean” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty & Bob Scene 7: The Stage of the Barn Theater — That Evening, Christmas Eve “The Old Man” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob, Phil, Sheldrake, Men “White Christmas” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Company Scene 8: Curtain Call “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Company

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SEAN MONTGOMERY

KERRY CONTE

JEREMY BENTON

KELLY SHEEHAN

CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK

KAREN ZIEMBA

CLIFF BEMIS

EMMA GRACE BERARDELLI

KYLA CARTER 

BRAD FRENETTE

AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE

KELLY BLACK

STEPHANIE BROOKS

DARIEN CRAGO

LAURIE DiFILIPPO

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DREW HUMPHREY

DREW KING

BRIANNA LATRASH

ANN-NGAIRE MARTIN

DANNY McHUGH

CHRIS McNIFF

DANIEL PLIMPTON

SEAN QUINN

KARILYN ASHLEY SURRAT

CHELSEA WILLIAMS

RICHARD RIAZ YODER

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BIOS SEAN MONTGOMERY (Bob Wallace). Recently: Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (ART) directed by Diane Paulus, and Crazy for You (NYC Lab) directed by Susan Stroman. Broadway: Groundhog Day (original Broadway cast/recording), Matilda (u/s Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood). National tours: Mary Poppins, 9 to 5, White Christmas (’15, ’16, ’17). Regional theater: Muny, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Baltimore Center Stage, Atlanta TOTS. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Training: University of Cincinnati-CCM. Thank you to CGF Talent, Randy Skinner and Work Light. Follow: @seandmontgomer KERRY CONTE (Betty Haynes). National tour: Mary Poppins (Winifred Banks). San Francisco: Roman Holiday. Off-Broadway: Hey, Look Me Over! and Lady, Be Good! (City Center Encores); Meet Me in St. Louis, Ernest in Love, The Irish ... and How They Got That Way (Irish Rep); also worked at York Theatre and 92nd St. Y. Regional: My Fair Lady (Eliza), Mary Poppins (Mary) at Theatre By the Sea/ North Shore; Hello, Dolly! (Irene),Carousel (Julie), Guys and Dolls (Sarah) at MT Wichita/ Wichita Symphony; Muny, New London Barn, Surflight. Love to this wonderful company of people, family (Ma, Joe) and always for Dad. Kerryconte.com JEREMY BENTON (Phil Davis). Most recently: Perfect Picture (opposite Lillias White), Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Bob Hope in the L.A. premiere of Cagney The Musical (Astaire Award nomination for his off-Broadway performance of the same role). Favorite performances include Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (Broadway, opposite Shirley Jones), Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (national tour, opposite Rachel York), Springtime Tapper in the film The Producers, Wally Winston in Animal Crackers (Denver Center), Kenneth Gibson in Call Me Madam (opposite Beth Leavel) and Fred Astaire in Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical (original cast). Check out jeremybenton.net, @jeremywbenton KELLY SHEEHAN (Judy Haynes) is thrilled to once again be touring the country with White Christmas. Broadway: 42nd Street, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (ensemble ’08 and ’09). Other credits include The Will Rogers Follies; Oklahoma!; A Chorus Line; Singin’ in the Rain; On the Town; Anything Goes; No, No, Nanette; and Lady Be Good. Thanks to Nancy, Randy, Jay, Michael and Mary! “Love to my

supportive parents and the most handsome fella I know, Bryan Hunt! Happy holidays!” CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK (General Waverly). Broadway: Annie with Sarah Jessica Parker, Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire and Nice Work If You Can Get It with Matthew Broderick. London: The Caine Mutiny with Charleton Heston. Film: M*A*S*H (Painless), Star Trek IV and VI (Klingon Ambassador), Outrageous Fortune with Bette Midler and Woody Allen’s Curse of the Jade Scorpion. TV: Sgt. Enright in “McMillan & Wife” with Rock Hudson and recent guest roles in “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU.” KAREN ZIEMBA (Martha Watson) received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in Contact at Lincoln Center Theatre. She’s earned three Tony Award nominations, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for some of her other Broadway, offBroadway and national appearances. Select theater credits: Prince of Broadway; Steel Pier; Curtains; Sweeney Todd; Bullets Over Broadway; Crazy for You; Hello, Dolly!; A Little Night Music; Much Ado About Nothing; Heartbreak House; and Six Degrees of Separation. TV: “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order,” “C.I/S.V.U.,” The Kennedy Center Honors and PBS’ “Great Performances.” CLIFF BEMIS (Ezekiel, Mr. Snoring Man, u/s General Waverly) originated the role of Ezekiel Foster in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas on Broadway. First national tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. Regional theaters include LaJolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse. Films: Billy, Nancy Drew, World Trade Center, Au Pair II. TV: “White Collar,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Dallas” and “Cheers.” He established the Cliff Bemis Music Theatre Scholarship at his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University. Actors’ Equity since 1968. EMMA GRACE BERARDELLI (Susan Waverly) is honored to debut in the national tour of White Christmas! Off-Broadway credits: Annie (Annie), Seussical (JoJo), Gypsy (Baby Louise), Ragtime, Show & Tell, The Addams Family and High School Musical. Member: KOTA, Broadway Youth Ensemble and NYC Tap Crew. Many thanks to Lisa Calli, Barry Kolker, Amelia DeMayo, Janine Molinari, TEDS and Acting

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BIOS Out! Grateful to Binder Casting and creative team for this dream opportunity! Love to Mom, Dad, Alexandra, Ava, family, friends, Sparky and God. Insta: @officialemmaberardelli; emmagraceberardelli.com KYLA CARTER (Susan Waverly) SAG/ AFTRA/Equity actress. National tour: The Sound of Music (Gretl/Marta von Trapp, original cast). Regional: Gypsy (Baby June), A Christmas Story (Mary Beth). Pre-Broadway: Diana (Young Diana), The Bedwetter (Amy). Television: ABC, Bravo, DreamWorks, HBO, NBC Universal, Netflix, Nickelodeon, PBS. Received the 2017 Encore Award for Excellence in Long Island theate as best child actor. “Warm thanks and sincere gratitude to the entire White Christmas creative team, my amazing coaches and my loving family.” @KylaDCarter. BRAD FRENETTE (Ralph Sheldrake, u/s Bob Wallace). National tour: Hello, Dolly! European tour: Madagascar. Regional credits include Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Stages St. Louis and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. B.F.A. Penn State. Merry Christmas and happy holidays! @bjfrenette AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE (Mike Nulty, u/s Ralph Sheldrake). White Christmas (third year). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Monsieur Andre), Ragtime (Henry Ford) and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Papa Who). Regional: Utah Shakespeare (seven seasons), Kennedy Center (Ragtime), Finger Lakes (Parade), Paper Mill Playhouse, TUTS, MSMT and more. Executive producer for "Ruin Me," now available on AMC’s Shudder. Freelance director and professional audition coach. B.F.A. Shenandoah (musical theater) M.F.A. Penn State (acting). Love to Shannon, Devin and Zoe. aarongs.com KELLY BLACK (Rita, Ensemble). Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 42nd Street (Asia). Favorite regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Addams Family (Ogunquit Playhouse), Anything Goes, Annie, Spamalot and Backwards in High Heels (Ginger Rogers). STEPHANIE BROOKS (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be back with White Christmas. Theater: Swing!, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Chicago. National tours: 42nd Street, Mamma Mia!, Ad Deum Dance Company, the equestrian show Apassionata. Stephanie is 20

co-founder/outreach director of ALMA NYC. B.F.A., University of Arizona. @sebrooks09; stephaniebrooks.org DARIEN CRAGO (Ensemble, u/s Judy Haynes) is delighted to be back with her White Christmas fam­ily for a fourth season. Select credits: Holiday Inn (Broadway); Lady, Be Good; Paint Your Wagon (NYC Encores!). “Thank you to Randy, Michael, Nancy and Steve and love to my family and D.” LAURIE DiFILIPPO (Ensemble, u/s Rita, Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled and grateful to be touring with the incredible cast and crew of IBWC. Favorite credits: IBWC, Beauty and the Beast (national tour), 42nd Street, Crazy for You, Sweet Charity. SARAH FAGAN (Rhoda, Ensemble, u/s Judy Haynes). Happy for Year 3 with the IBWC family. Tour: 42nd Street, IBWC. Regional: Goodspeed, Muny, Riverside, NSMT, Palace, Music Theatre Wichita. Thanks to Randy, Mary, Binder, family and my husband, Layne! OKCU. sarahfagandance.com DREW HUMPHREY (Ensemble, u/s Phil Davis) is excited to return to the IBWC family. Broadway: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (cast recording). New York/tours: Lady, Be Good (Encores!); Of Thee I Sing (Encores!); 42nd Street (first national). DREW KING (Ensemble) Broadway/ Encores!: On the Twentieth Century (Porter), On Your Toes. Regional: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paper Mill, Goodspeed, Kennedy Center, Cape Playhouse, Ogunquit. Film/TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Instagram: @drewkingnyc. For my mom. BRIANNA LATRASH (Ensemble, u/s Rhoda). National tour: White Christmas; Bucks County Playhouse: 42nd Street (Lorraine); NOLA SLT: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie Dillmount); Lexington Theatre Company: Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), 42nd Street; Cincinnati Pop Orchestra: The Music Man. B.F.A., CCM. Love and thanks to Randy, CTG, and my awesome family! ANN-NGAIRE MARTIN (Mrs. Snoring Man, Ensemble, u/s Martha Watson). Regional: The Bridges of Madison County (Marge), Memphis (Gladys), White Christmas (Martha Watson), Noises Off (Dotty), Gypsy (Tessie). Broadway:

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TOM KOSIS (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Side Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Flower Drum Song, Bye Bye Birdie, Nice Work. Tours: Disney’s On the Record, Dreamgirls, West Side Story. tomkosis.com A.J. SULLIVAN (Stage Manager) is thrilled to return to White Christmas. Previous credits include Annie, Legally Blonde and The Wizard of Oz on Broadway. Touring/regional: Radio City Rockettes, American Idiot, Crazy for You and Tuacahn. For Shari and the boys. ABIGAIL MATEY (Assistant Stage Manager) is so excited to be back on the road with White Christmas. Credits include work at Lincoln Center Theater, Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City Center, Paper Mill Playhouse and Triad Stage. CAITLIN A. KELLERMEYER (Assistant Company Manager/Assistant Stage Manager). B.F.A. SHSU. Post-college work for such companies as the Walt Disney Company, La Jolla Playhouse and Forestburgh Playhouse. Most recent tours: Pete the Cat, Skippyjon Jones, Snow What!? Love to the #kellermeyerkids and TL3. IRVING BERLIN (Music & Lyrics). Born Israel Beilin in a Russian Jewish shtetl in 1888, he died as Irving Berlin in his adopted hometown of New York City in 1989. Songwriter, performer, theater owner, music publisher and soldier, he wrote scores to more than a dozen Broadway musicals (including Annie Get Your Gun) and dozens of Hollywood movie musicals. His more than 1,200 songs include “White Christmas,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Easter Parade,” “Always,” “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “God Bless America.” Berlin’s love and generosity to his country is legendary, and through several ongoing foundations, including the God Bless America Fund, he donated millions of dollars in royalties to Army emergency relief and the Boy and Girl Scouts. Numerous awards and accolades include an Academy Award for White Christmas, a Congressional Gold Medal, a special Tony Award and commemorative U.S. postage stamp. DAVID IVES (Book) is the author of All in the Timing, Time Flies, Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain) and New Jerusalem: The

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BIOS Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, among other titles. Also expected in New York is his recent hit at the Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, The Liar, translated and adapted from the Corneille comedy. PAUL BLAKE (Book), along with producing partner Mike Bosner, produced the Tony, Olivier and Grammy-winning show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Broadway, West End, U.S. national tour, Australia, Japan, UK tour), as well as the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close. Previously, Mr. Blake served as executive producer of the St. Louis Muny for 22 seasons, where he produced and/or directed more than 150 shows. With Mr. Bosner, he most recently presented the pre-Broadway tryout of their newest musical, Roman Holiday (co-writer and producer), featuring songs by Cole Porter. RANDY SKINNER (Director & Choreographer). Broadway credits include Dames at Sea (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations); 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Olivier, Astaire nominations); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations); Ain’t Broadway Grand (Tony, Outer Critics nominations); State Fair (Outer Critics nomination); After the Night and the Music (MTC/Friedman Theatre). Select credits: Show Boat (NY Philharmonic and PBS); Do Re Mi; Of Thee I Sing; Face the Music; No No Nanette; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Lady Be Good (the last six at City Center Encores); Lone Star Love (Lucille Lortel nomination). Three Generations (Kennedy Center); and Stormy Weather (with Leslie Uggams/Pasadena Playhouse). Los Angeles: Garry Marshall’s Happy Days; Hello, Dolly! with Nell Carter; Pal Joey with Dixie Carter and Elaine Stritch; Strike Up the Band with Tom Bosley. West End: Lend Me a Tenor the Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 42nd Street. He played Phil Dolan in On Your Toes for City Center Encores and has received the L.A. Drama Critics, L.A. Dramalogue, Bay Area Theatre Critics, Connecticut Critics Circle and Cleveland Times Theatre awards. Mr. Skinner is a graduate of Ohio State University and teaches master classes at universities throughout the country. MICHAEL HORSLEY (Musical Director) is music supervisor for the St. Louis Muny, America’s largest outdoor theater, and is on staff as music director for the San Francisco 22

Conservatory of Music. Broadway: Chicago, Seussical. National tours: White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago with Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen, 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Cinderella. Solo concerts for Lee Roy Reams, Judy Kaye, Lucie Arnaz, Shirley Jones, Karen Mason and Tovah Feldshuh. Vocal direction: Christmas Concert Series for the Detroit Symphony, National Symphony and Birmingham symphony orchestras. Regional: TheatreZone, Pioneer Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, North Carolina Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and Guthrie Theatre. KENNETH FOY (Scenic Design and Adaptation). Houston Grand Opera: Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Pagliacci and A Little Night Music. Porgy and Bess for Milan’s La Scala Opera, national tours of The Sound of Music, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams, Doctor Doolittle and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5. The American Opera Center: Xerxes and Regina. Broadway: Candida with Joanne Woodward, Macbeth with Nicol Williamson, David Merrick’s production of Oh, Kay!, Annie, An Evening With Jerry Herman, the Tony Award-winning productions of Gypsy directed by Arthur Laurents and Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. West End: Annie and the English National Theatre production of The Syringa Tree, which he also designed in New York. Art direction for the Emmy-winning, Pulitzer Prize documentary Moment of Impact: Annie in Australia; sets for Radio City. ANNA LOUIZOS (Original Set Designer) is a three-time Tony Award nominee for In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs: School of Rock (sets and costumes), Holiday Inn, 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, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony. Regional/tours: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Avenue Q, Cinderella and In the Heights; Old Globe; Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.; Dallas Theater Center; 5th Avenue Theatre. Also founder of Broadway Design Exchange, an online market for theatrical treasures. broadwaydesignexchange.com CARRIE ROBBINS (Costume Designer). More than 30 Broadway shows, including Class Act, Grease (Travolta), Agnes of

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BIOS God (Page/Plummer), Yentl (Feldshuh), Sweet Bird ... (Bacall), Happy End (Streep), Cyrano (Langella). Awards: 2012 Lifetime Achievement/costume design, two Tony noms, five Drama Desk awards, Maharam, three USITT/Prague, Hughes, more. Designed at Arena Stage and Glimmerglass for director Tazewell Thompson, Gershwin musical An American in Paris (Alley), Samson et Dalila (S.F. Opera), many others. Known for her drawing skill. Her work appears in TimeLife’s Collectibles and Costume Design, Techniques of Modern Masters. Monograph on Robbins’ designs (USITT/B’way Press) available at Amazon, DramaBookshop). See her new Nutcracker at Cincinnati Ballet. As a playwright, Robbins was a semifinalist at the Theatre of the 14th St. Y for its 2018/19 season “War+Peace.” Her play The Dragon Griswynd was chosen for Theater for the New City’s Dream-Up Festival in September. Her work has appeared at LaMaMa and TACT — The Actors Company Theatre, NYC. Her Sawbones & The Diamond Eater appeared at HERE Arts/NYC and received six nominations from NYInnovative Theatre awards. Le Wedding Dress was a semifinalist in 2015’s NY New Works Theatre Festival. The Actress was a finalist in NY Summerfest’s 2016 competition. Her design for Bock/Harnick’s Rothschild & Sons is transferring from NYC to London, 2018. KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer) works in theatre, television and architecture. 100 Broadway designs include the original production of Sweeney Todd and the current Chicago, the longest running American musical in history. Chicago has also been seen in over 22 countries all with the original lighting. Other projects The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show for 27 years. 100 opera productions including Porgy and Bess for Milan’s La Scalla, Madrid’s Theatro Real and Paris Opera Bastillle. Recent architectural work, New York’s Tavern on the Green and 54 Below. Awards include Tony, Luman (architecture), Ace (television). Ken was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2015. KEITH CAGGIANO (Sound Design). Select credits: Holiday Inn — The New Irving Berlin Musical, The Radio City Spring Spectacular, Himself and Nora, Disenchanted, Bare. Tours: Cabaret, Rent, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes. Regional: The Most Beautiful Room in New York, Austen’s Pride, Hedwig and the Angry

Inch, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls. Keith also designs and engineers live events and consults on sound system installations. He is a graduate of Duquesne University. BINDER CASTING (Casting). Broadway: In Transit, Dames at Sea, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Finian’s Rainbow, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, The 39 Steps, White Christmas, Is He Dead?, Inherit the Wind, Journey’s End, Butley, Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street, The Music Man, The Iceman Cometh, Charlie Brown, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Chicago, The King and I, Damn Yankees, Lost in Yonkers, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Goodbye Girl. Film/ TV: Dreamgirls, Chicago, Nine, Hairspray, Carousel (PBS/NY Phil), “Six by Sondheim” (HBO), “So You Think You Can Dance.” Regional/other: NY City Center Encores! series, Hartford Stage, West Side Story (San Francisco Symphony), Lyric Opera of Chicago, TUTS. Twelve–time Artios Award-winner. An RWS & Associates company. LARRY BLANK (Orchestrations). Tony- and Drama Desk-nominated orchestrations for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Catch Me If You Can and The Drowsy Chaperone, plus a Drama Desk nomination for A Christmas Story the Musical and Honeymoon in Las Vegas. Most recently, Larry was one of the Broadway orchestrators for Prince of Broadway. Other shows: Mrs Henderson Presents, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Holiday Inn, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Singin’ in the Rain, The Nance, Carousel, Fame Becomes Me, La Cage aux Folles, The Producers, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, The Black and White Ball, An American in Paris, Cinderella, Roman Holiday, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beautiful and the Damned, Seussical and White Tie and Tails. Film work includes Chicago, The Producers and many for composer Marc Shaiman (including South Park). He has done concert and recording orchestrations for Barbara Streisand, Barbara Cook, Liza Minnelli, Michael Crawford, John Barrowman, Michael Feinstein, Barry Manilow, Bernadette Peters and Nathan Lane. He was music director for the acclaimed Sweeney Todd at the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Festival and many Broadway shows.

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BIOS BRUCE POMAHAC (Dance and Vocal Arrangements). Broadway: musical direction and (with composer Hugh Martin) vocal arrangements for Meet Me in St. Louis, dance and vocal arrangements for White Christmas and Holiday Inn (Irving Berlin) and orchestrations for State Fair (Rodgers & Hammerstein). As director of music for The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, he supervised the musical restorations of Oklahoma!, Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Pipe Dream, Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Music in the Air and Carmen Jones. MARY GIATTINO (Associate Director & Choreographer) is grateful to have worked on this beautiful show for a total of 12 Holiday Seasons (including both Broadway productions) as a Swing, Dance Captain, Assistant, and now as an Associate to Mr. Skinner (for the last 7 years). Associate Choreographer TV/ Theater Credits: Dickinson (upcoming on Apple Network), RISE (NBC), 1st national tours of Fun Home and Billy Elliot. Assistant Choreographer credits: Dear Evan Hansen (N.Y. workshop); NY City Center Encores! productions of Lady, Be Good; No, No, Nanette; Of Thee I Sing; and All Singing, All Dancing (92nd St. Y). Other Credits: Radio City Rockette (Rockette) Broadway Revival Tour of 42nd Street (Swing), Tap Coach for Billy Elliot on Broadway. Choreography cred­ its: White Christmas, Thouroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street at the Gateway Playhouse and 42nd Street at The LEX. As a Tap teacher, Mary served on faculty at Steps on Broadway and teaches master classes all over the U.S. Mary is the proud owner of Stage Door School of Dance in N.Y. “Sincerest gratitude and love to the Gabriels, Team Dance, and Randy.” MaryGiattino.com. ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press) is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events in North America. Current: Bat Out of Hell; The Book of Mormon; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Rodgers + 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.

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AMY WHITE (Company Manager) started her theater career with the national tour of Master Class, starring Faye Dunaway. The rest has been a breeze. Recent national tours: August: Osage County (Estelle Parsons), 42nd Street, Twelve Angry Men (Richard Thomas), Disney’s High School Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Bombay Dreams, The King and I (Sandy Duncan/ Stefanie Powers), My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, The Sound of Music, Hal Prince’s Parade, the 20th anniversary tour of Annie (John Schuck, Sally Struthers) and Chicago. WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS (General Management). Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. Current productions: Something Rotten!, Rent 20th anniversary tour, Cinderella, White Christmas. In development: Clue, a stage play based on the Paramount movie. Other credits: 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Bandstand and Ain’t Too Proud. Produced Julie Andrews The Gift of Music at the Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include Motown, American Idiot, In the Heights, Avenue Q, Vocalosity and Mamma Mia! WLP is led by founding partner and president Stephen Gabriel and vice president Nancy Gabriel. worklightproductions.com PORT CITY TECHNICAL (Production Management) is based in Charleston, S.C., and also referred to as “Work Light South.” PCT began in 1993 as Technical Theater Solutions by Rhys Williams. TTS worked with WLP on many shows, including American Idiot, Nice Work If You Can Get It, In the Heights and Avenue Q. Since the conception of PCT, tours with WLP have included Mamma Mia!, Vocalosity and Motown: The Musical. Current tours include Rent, Cinderella, Something Rotten!, White Christmas and the pre-Broadway Ain’t Too Proud: The Temptations Musical. LOUIS B. CROCCO (Drummer). Involved in more than 20 national tours as a drummer/ conductor. Louis is also an accomplished NYC stage manager and is production stage manager for the long-running off-Broadway play Perfect Crime.

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STAFF STAFF FOR IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy White Production Stage Manager . . . . . . . . Tom Kosis Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . A. J. Sullivan Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . Abigail Matey Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Caitlin Kellermeyer Musical Director . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Horsley Associate Music Director . . . . . Michael Hopewell Drummer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis B. Crocco Associate Director & Choreographer . . . . . . . . . Mary Giattino Associate Lighting Designer . . . . Jonathan Spencer Moving Light Programmer . . . . . . . Dustin Adams Production Manager . . . . . . . . Mackenzie Foster Production Associate . . . . . . . . . . Ilana Olken Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . Shane Lowry Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Foley Assistant Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . Ryan George Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alisa Toro Assistant Electrician . . . . . . . . . . Paul Flanagan Assistant Electrician . . . . . . . . . . Aja Anderson Production/Head Audio . . . . . . . . . Jeff Human Assistant Audio . . . . . . . . . . Sydney Alexander Head Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Steger Assistant Props . . . . . . . . . . . . Katy Herman Production Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . Molly Walz Head Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Lazenby Assistant Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Keller Anderson Hair/Wig/Makeup Supervisor . . . . Yolanda Pollock Assistant Company Manager . . . Caitlin Kellermeyer General Management Assistant . . Victoria Buczynski Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Allen General Management Consultant . . . . .John Corker Tutor/Child Wrangler . . . . . . . . . Maren Henman Legal . . . Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLC/Loren Plotkin Merchandise . . . . Creative Goods NYC/Pete Milano Payroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PEOple, Inc. Accountant . . . . . . . . Withum Smith+Brown, PC Robert Fried, CPA, Karen Kowgios, CPA Comptroller . . . . Galbraith & Company/Kenny Noth Banking . . . . . Signature Bank/Margaret Monigan, Thomas Kasulka Insurance . . . . . . Maury, Donnelly and Parr, Inc./ Bob Middleton Tech Rehearsal Facility . . . . . The Carson Center, Paducah, KY Rehearsal Studios . . . . . . . . Pearl Studios, NYC CREDITS Scenery Painting by Michael Hagen, Inc. Lighting Equipment provided by PRG Lighting, Sound Equipment provided by Masque Sound, Snow Machines provided by Snow Masters, Trucking provided by Janco Limited. GENERAL MANAGEMENT WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS Stephen Gabriel  Nancy Gabriel Scott Seay  Aniele Fortin  Kevin Greene  Carolyn Clark Smith  Victoria Buczynski  Courtney King  Noelle Hedgcock

TECHNICAL SUPERVISION PORT CITY TECHNICAL Rhys Williams, Mackenzie Foster, Susie Prueter, Tom Klonowski, Rossella Human, Ilana Olken CASTING BINDER CASTING Jay Binder, CSA, Mark Brandon, CSA, Justin Bohon Katie Zanca Part of RWS Entertainment Group Ryan Stana CEO, Bruston Manuel COO TOUR MARKETING DIRECTION ALLIED TOURING Marya Peters  Andrew Damer Anne Dailey Meyer Mary Alyce Blum  Sarah Dahlberg Jen Gallagher  Meghan Kastenholz Jacqueline Smith  Anne Waisanen Shae Woodward  Debbie Allamong  Eric Stormoen TOUR BOOKING AGENCY THE BOOKING GROUP Mollie Mann Rich Rundle, Brian Brooks tbgtours.broadway SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to Kevin McCollum, John Corker and the Producers of the Broadway productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas for their support and assistance in making this tour possible.

Stock and amateur rights for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas are represented by R&H Theatricals, an Imagem Company.

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

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. All stage work performed by employees represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Theatre Managers, 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 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., 1 1 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards and upcoming shows. Tour tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please call 404-881-2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the event staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days. EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff.

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SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you need assistance during your visit please ask for one of our Event Staff members. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance or more information, please call the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2100. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call 404-881-2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A Ticket Office associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. ELEVATORS Elevators are at the north end of each lobby and are available during all performances. They make it possible to access each lobby without using the stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the theater. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.  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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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. T  ake care of personal needs (water, restroom use) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cellphones, beepers and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience via social media but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances. The glow from your device is distracting. 4. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theater is never allowed. It distracts those around you and endangers the performers. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of those behind you. Please consider those seated behind you when choosing whether to wear a hat or what hairstyle you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artists or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag.

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

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

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

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9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed, the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Please wait until the bows are over and exit with the rest of the audience. 28

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VERY MERRY

DESTINATIONS Over the rivers and throughout the Southeast, to Christmastime delights we go.

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See Christmas Village at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., about a 75-minute drive from Atlanta.

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rom simple pleasures of the season to time-honored traditions and radiant elegance, we suggest five splendid road trips — in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee — that promise to warm your heart and put some bounce in your holiday step. We start with the spots closest to metro Atlanta and venture farther afoot from there.

At Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., you’ll find 2,500 pristine acres that deliver a graceful, tranquil escape with natural beauty. Callaway decorates with 8 million lights in scenes and color schemes that conjure a five-mile Christmas fairyland. Buzz down for the day or spend the night. Choose from a standard hotel room, a two-bedroom cottage or a villa (up to four bedrooms). If you do go day-tripping, let it spill into the night or you’ll miss the beauty of Fantasy in Lights, now in its 27th year. Enchantment is the aim of the game. Various holiday options and packages exist, but there’s no fee to enter Christmas Village, a heated 22,000-sq. ft. circuslike tent. Shop at dozens of booths (don’t miss Toy Land). Check out the entertainment and a life-size Nativity, try festival funnel cakes and fudge, or face-painting, ornamentmaking and Santa visits for the kids. The Village is open 4-9 32

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Christmas at Callaway Gardens | 75 minutes south of Atlanta


HISTORIC HOLIDAYS Just a short drive from Atlanta, visit LaGrange where you can explore history while celebrating the holiday season. Plan your journey our way at visitlagrange.com or call 706.884.8671.

Hills & Dales Estate Celebrate the Holidays at Hills & Dales. Callaway Home Christmas Tours December 1st – 29th hillsanddales.org

Biblical History Center Follow the journey of Joseph and Mary as they travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem and learn new insights into the Christmas story. Every weekend between December 7th – 22nd. Call for reservations at 706.885.0363. BiblicalHistoryCenter.com


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Christmas in Helen | 2 hours north of Atlanta With the “lighting of the village,” the most wonderful time of the year begins Nov. 23 in Helen, Ga., on the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Live entertainment begins at 2 p.m. that day in the town center; the Bavarian-themed village lights up at 6 p.m. The year-round population of this decidedly quirky community is about 550, but Helen is billed as the thirdmost visited place in Georgia, following only Atlanta and Savannah, and attracting 1.5 million travelers each year. Many thousands venture to this “small town big on

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Helen, a town of 550, attracts 1.5 million visitors each year. Some come for Octoberfest, many for holiday events.

p.m. (sometimes until 10 p.m.) daily including holidays, from Nov. 16 through Jan. 5, 2019. Just outside the tent, grown-ups can find Jacob Marley’s Christmas Spirits, which serves such alcoholic concoctions as Ebenezer’s Eggnog. No bah humbug there. To experience Fantasy in Lights directly from Christmas Village, you’ll need to pay for Callaway admission. Visitors are encouraged to bundle up and hop aboard the hourlong musical Jolly Trolley tour. You can drive your own car, but the cost is the same. Expect to spend $11-$35 per person. Admission and Fantasy in Lights packages differ for overnight guests.


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excitement” for its holiday ambience. They’re lured by the appeal of strolling on cobblestone alleys and poking into gingerbread-trimmed shops like Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen, prized for its gourmet confections like the top-selling chocolate-caramel-pecan turtles; Tim's Wooden Toys; Zuzu's Petals for gems, crystals and jewelry. Wildewood and lavendar cottage & garden offer unexpected gift items. Plenty of places also sell pretty doodads and ornaments from around the world. The annual Christmas parade (2 p.m. Dec. 8) includes live bands, Tennessee walking horses, Bernese mountain dogs and floats like a “sleigh” carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus. A children’s lantern parade steps off later that day. Kids can decorate paper lanterns starting at 4 p.m. and parade through Helen at 5 p.m. to the Festhalle for a bonfire and s’mores. To see Helen’s lights, book a ride with Pegasus HorseDrawn Carriages (arrange via text message at 706-499-1159). Visit a traditional Christkindlmarkt the weekends of Dec. 1-2 and 8-9. Vendors try to give Southerners the sense of a European holiday market. You’ll find stalls offering handmade gifts, ornaments and edible treats from savory to sweet. If you’re in the mood to eat, Wiener schnitzel, Bavarian apple strudel and such are plentiful here. Tried-and-true restaurants include Muller's famous fried cheese cafe, Bodensee, Hofbrauhaus and Hofer's of Helen (also a bakery). Details: 800-858-8027.

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THE BILTMORE COMPANY

Christmas at Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., stretches from early November through Jan. 6.


Christmas at the Biltmore | 3+ hours For a splurge, we suggest the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C. The 250-room French Renaissance mansion was built as a country home for George Vanderbilt III (grandson of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt) in the 1890s. The 175-sq. ft. chateau has 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and took 100 workers six years to complete, a feat accomplished in time for Christmas 1895. The holiday hoopla here in the Blue Ridge Mountains has become so popular that Christmas at Biltmore begins in early November and continues through Jan. 6. This year’s theme is “The Art of Christmas,” so you can bet the estate’s design team has gone all out. At Biltmore Winery, some 7,000 globe-shaped ornaments dangle from the ceiling. The goal is to make visitors feel like they’re inside an enormous bottle of bubbly. The gothic “house,” showcasing the Vanderbilt family’s original art and furnishings, features more than 100 Christmas trees, including a 35-foot-tall Fraser fir. The front lawn shimmers with a 55-foot Norway spruce and 35 glistening evergreens. The estate, a National Historic Landmark, includes gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. The Inn on Biltmore Estate offers four-star lodging. The more casual Village Hotel in Antler Hill Village is steps from shops, restaurants, the winery (free tastings), a creamery and more. The village glows from 5:30 p.m. to midnight daily. Choral groups, instrumental duos and other musical ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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"Why haven't I heard about this place?" Welcome to the wonder of Christmas in Thomasville, Ga.

groups perform throughout the house during day and night tours. The biggest draw is the Candlelight Christmas Evening ($85-$90; $42-$45 for kids; age 9 and under free). Reservations for specific time slots are a must. Antler Hill Village hosts more entertainment on weekends as well as occasional bonfires. Sleigh bells ring on horse-drawn carriage rides ($65 per person for an hour; group rates available). Call 800-225-6398. Tours of 30 minutes in an eight-passenger “wagonette” are $35 per person. Call 800-411-3812. Weekday holiday rates at the Biltmore start at $299, weekend nights at $449. Village Hotel stays start at $249 and $379. Get general Biltmore information at 800-411-3812.

Again and again, Thomasville residents and shopkeepers hear visitors cry, “Why haven’t I known about this place?” Thomasville, about 30 minutes north of Tallahassee, Fla., has embraced the yuletide season like no other town its size (population: 19,000) in the state. Southern Living magazine did a 12-page spread on all things holiday in Thomasville last year. 38

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Victorian Christmas in Thomasville | 4 hours south of Atlanta


Know that you can bask in the holiday spirit here throughout December, even though Thomasville’s 34th annual Victorian Christmas runs only 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13-14. Victorian Christmas is a throwback to Thomasville’s heyday, “when warm cheer was spread to all, and evening strolls to hear carols sung made the holiday complete,” says Bonnie Hays of the Thomasville Visitors Center. “I can’t tell you how many out-of-towners keep coming back because our Christmas town warms their hearts and souls.” A Living Nativity is staged by the First Baptist Church. Horse-drawn carriage rides pass by the town’s storied 337-yearold oak, which glows with luminaries. Musicians, storytellers, stilt walkers and Victorian fire performers travel brick-paved streets. Choral groups perform, chestnuts are roasted and marshmallows toasted. This year, festivalgoers can get a keepsake photo of themselves posing with a Victorian-era hotair balloon. Shopping and dining possibilities include the Fuzzy Goat, a yarn and knitting boutique; Southlife Supply Co., known nationally for its leather goods, including belts and purses; The Bookshelf for books, toys and cool gifts; the intimate Signature Clothing Lounge for clothes and accessories; Liam’s for upscale New American food; and the fun, laid-back Sweet Grass Dairy Restaurant & Cheese Shop for firstrate artisan cheeses, platters and craft beer. Details on all at 229-228-7977.

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Dickens of a Christmas | 4 hours northwest of Atlanta Dust off great-grandpa’s top hat. You’ve got a dandy chance to show it off at the 34th annual Dickens of a Christmas in the postcard-pretty town of Franklin, Tenn., just this side of Nashville. This year’s event runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9. The city’s Victorian architecture is an ideal backdrop for the days when local shops were where you found holiday gifts. Wander the Main Street area, and you may bump into Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim or other costumed Dickensian players. They’ll interact with you, delight the kids with treats and won’t break character. Dozens of specialty shops step up their game for what some call the largest outdoor Christmas festival in middle Tennessee. Enticements include live music and dance performances plus pockets of entertainment here and there, artisan demonstrations, 100 vendors selling their wares and plenty of food trucks. Kids can take pony and train rides and play Victorian-era games. At day’s end, everyone is invited to the town square to sing carols. Festivalgoers are encouraged to wear Victorian clothes or just accessorize in some way. Along with gramps’ top hat, you may want to pull out your ugliest Christmas sweater. There’s a contest at the First Citizens National Bank’s booth. The Dickens fest is free, but a few attractions ask a small fee. Details at 615-591-8500.

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The 34th annual Dickens of a Christmas takes over Franklin, Tenn., on Dec. 8-9.


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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

Barbecue and Southern comfort food in Alpharetta, Del Frisco steaks in Dunwoody and fresh lobster in Buckhead are among the new tastes to savor, anticipate. article and photos by David Danzig

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moked meats come to Alpharetta and lobster bellies to Lenox Square, while new life reaches Colony Square and the Atlanta BeltLine. It’s all Food for Thought. WELL DONE At Alpharetta’s minimetropolis of Avalon, King Barbecue is winning the hearts and taste buds with its regionally influenced ’cue — pulled pork, brisket, sausage, turkey, chicken and pork ribs. Dip into the distinctive homemade pickled bar, where free accouterments include pickled tomatoes, beets, several varieties of pickles and even ghost peppers (for daredevil diners only). Sides include a dense, slightly sweet jalapeno cornbread, slaw, Brunswick stew, collards and brisket-baked beans that almost steal the show. … Using the Spanish word for “secret” to name your restaurant might not sound like savvy marketing, but word is traveling about Secreto Southern Kitchen’s two locations, one in Alpharetta and another in Brookhaven. Chef Boyd Rose has taken

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out the Southern-comfort-food playbook and cheffed-up some classics — warm pimento cheese, truffle deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes. The result: bold flavors and pretty, hearty plates. Expect Southern fried chicken, shrimp and grits, andouillecrusted redfish and grilled apple-brined pork chops, too. …

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak; tuna tartare; bone-in filet; onion rings; and butter cake for dessert.

Steak lovers, the Eagle has landed — the Double Eagle, that is. Yes, Texas-based Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has joined metro Atlanta’s beefy crowd. Find it in the newly completed Perimeter Park Center in Dunwoody, home to State Farm’s headquarters. The Del Frisco space is Texas-sized, an 11,000-sq. ft. stunner by the Johnson Studio that begins with a dramatic ascending entrance and uplighting that illuminates a tunnel of 2,200 wine bottles. Another 2,500 wine bottles “float” around the space in a sprawling exposed cellar. The menu features USDA Prime wet- and dry-aged cuts, including the namesake “Double Eagle Steak,” a 32-ounce, 45-day dry-aged, double bone-in prime ribeye. Carnivores can also choose a rare marbleized Wagyu steak — Japanese A5, Australian Wagyu or a cut from Rosewood, Texas. Double Eagle also flies in seafood daily, has an ocean of fancy wine and cocktails, and its butter cake is one of the best non-chocolate desserts around. … If you can’t get your claws on enough fresh lobster, head to Lenox Square and Cousins Maine Lobster. Two cousins from the Northeast started the lobster-centric food truck four years ago in Los Angeles. They soon found themselves on national TV, pitching their idea on “Shark Tank,” the ABC competition show for budding entrepreneurs. They landed enough funding to go nationwide. Strap on your bib and order lobster rolls — Maine-style (chilled with a touch of mayo) or Connecticut-style (served warm with butter and lemon), plus lobster tacos, a lobster B.L.T., lobster grilled cheese, lobster tots and lobster bisque. Clams, crab and shrimp also make quick menu appearances but clearly,

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the lines out the door are for the lobster rolls, heaping piles of lobster belly meat stacked in perfect hotdog-style buns, steamed just right. SIMMERING The redeveloping Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta has landed its showcase restaurant. Developers of the $160 million renovation say the Italian eatery Iselle Kitchen + Bar will open in fall 2019. Look for ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms, speck-and-blueberry bruschetta, seared Ora king salmon and burrata gnocchi. Iselle will join a 28,000-sq. ft. food hall and several other new restaurants as Colony Square tries to reassert its relevance in a sea of new intown mixed-use properties. …

At King Barbecue in Alpharetta's Avalon district, the barbecue choices are many, and there's banana pudding for dessert.

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Le Colonial, an upscale French-Vietnamese spot, comes to the Shops At Buckhead in spring 2019 from the owner groups behind Le Bilboquet (also in the Shops) and Umi (on Peachtree Road). Le Colonial is already open in Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco. It features “romantic, turn-ofthe-century, tropical environments.” Atlanta’s version will reportedly be the most modern interpretation of the concept. Look for such specialties as Bo Luc Lac Shaking Beef, crispy wild-caught red snapper and spicy yellowfin tuna tartare with soy caviar and taro chips. … Ryan Gravel, the godfather of the Atlanta BeltLine, will open Aftercar, a restaurant on the Eastside Trail. Look for it in the still-to-come Telephone Factory Lofts. Details on Aftercar’s theme and menu aren’t clear, but it’s described as a “retrofuture BeltLine social house.” A late-spring, early-summer 2019 opening is projected. Aftercar will sit adjacent to, and share profits with, Gravel’s Generator, a nonprofit urban development think tank.

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

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TOAST Say so long to Cheeky, the Mexican taqueria and sports bar that shuttered on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs after about two years of cervezas and soccer. But worry not, a Greek eatery named Santorini will soon take its place. Santorini will be a full-service Greek taverna from George Tselios, who owns Gyro City Grill and is a founder/former partner in the Landmark and Marietta diners. … Midtown’s wild and wacky party bar, Flip Flops, purveyor of frozen daiquiris named Jet Fuel, the Gator Hater and Horne Hurricane, has had its last call. The 1920s Crescent Avenue bungalow was, to some, a shrine to tacky, beachy fun. To others, it was an agonizingly cheesy eyesore.

Secreto's salmon B.L.T.; truffle deviled eggs with prosciutto and capers; fried green tomatoes stuffed with pimento cheese, served with jalapeño jam.

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And finally, the 50-year staple S&S Cafeteria has closed its last Atlanta location. The family-owned dining institution known for Southern cooking, served its last bit of chicken and dumplings at the end of September. Six other S&S locations still operate outside metro Atlanta, including one in Augusta, two in Macon, and single locations in Greenville, S.C.; Charleston, S.C.; and Knoxville, Tenn. :: Food for Thought, Encore Atlanta’s bimonthly dining column, keeps you up to date on openings, closings and what chefs are up to in 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

Ripple IT Janice & Gary Sloan

Marquee

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

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Margaret Ross

Encore

John R. Adams Blake’s on the Park Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Borenstein 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

Active Production & Design Inc. Allied Integrated Marketing Allied International Cleaning Services, Inc. Broadway in Atlanta Harold Brody and Donald Smith 50

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

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FOX FUN FACTS A day of snowflakes, Mickey Mouse, the Mighty Mo and memories The Fox Theatre had its grand opening on a snowy Christmas Day in 1929, just two months after the stock market crash that led to the Great Depression. The crowd stretched around the block. Atlantans saw the theater as an escape from worry about their futures. Here are a few other facts and figures that stretch back to that day almost 89 years ago. • Opening-day tickets for shows cost 15 cents to 75 cents. • The bejeweled “Aladdin” curtain commissioned by Eve Leo Fox, movie mogul William Fox’s wife, sparkled with rhinestones and sequins. It depicts a mosque and Moorish riders, and cost $30,000 to make (more than $400,000 today). • Iris Vining Wilkins, a tiny woman, played the Mighty Mo organ. Enrico Leide, a concert cellist and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1920-30) led the Fox Grand Orchestra in “This Shrine of Beauty.”

• The Fanchon and Marco Sunkist Beauties danced “Beach Nights,” with 12 Atlanta girls called “Peaches.” Also performing were the Japanese acrobatic trio Kitaros, the comedy team Davis and LaRue, the dance team of Ray Bradley and Evian, and the sister singing group Jean and Jeanette. • Snowflakes, aka bleached cornflakes, fell from the ceiling at the end of the screening. 52

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• Opening-night patrons saw a Fox Movietone News clip, the Walt Disney cartoon Steamboat Willie and the feature film Salute, a story about the storied Army-Navy football game, starring George O’Brien and Helen Chandler. Master of ceremonies Don Wilkin led a sing-along.


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