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contents January 2011




Features 8 Belle of the Ball

46 The Magic of Theater,

10 Coloring the World Blue

50 The Atlanta Jewish

Beauty & the Beast star Liz Shivener talks about living her Disney princess dreams. Here’s a brief history of the Blue Man Group.

12 Not Your Daddy-o’s

West Side Story Expect to see a new take on the classic musical this month.

The Performance 15 Program and notes

the Thrill of the Big Screen Experience Peter Pan’s unique brand of cinematic theater. Film Festival Building bridges with shared cinematic experiences.

Departments 36 Information 37 Staff/Golden Rules 38 Dining Guide 60 The Buzz Cover Photo: ALVIN TSE


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EVENING OF MOZART ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA All Mozart: the towering genius is heard in his multifarious voices from the intimacy of the wind serenade to the grandeur of the “Prague” Symphony. David Coucheron performs his first solo concerto as Orchestra concertmaster. 2.03.11 2.05.11 2.06.11

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TOULOUSE-LAUTREC & FRIENDS: THE STEIN COLLECTION HIGH MUSEUM OF ART From Cancan dancers at the Moulin Rouge and the decadent world of Montmartre to advertising posters for rowdy cabarets, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec created some of the world’s most recognizable images of turn-of-the-century Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec & Friends features more than 80 prints and lithographs, including works by such contemporaries as Degas and Gauguin. 1.29.11 - 5.01.11

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL ALLIANCE THEATRE Two squads. Two schools. One mission: claim the title at the National Cheerleading Championships. The high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading meets the cutthroat rivalries of high school politics and romance in this bold and explosive new musical comedy. Sometimes it's got to get ugly before it gets pretty. Game on. 1.15.11 - 2.20.11


Belle of the Ball By Bret Love

Beauty & the Beast Star Liz Shivener on living her Disney princess dreams

Joan Marcus

ike a lot of little girls, Liz Shivener grew up loving the Disney films of her youth. But unlike most little girls, Shivener actually grew up to become one of the famed “Disney Princesses,” performing the lead role of Belle in a touring production of the Broadway hit Beauty & the Beast. We recently spoke with the 23-year-old New Yorker to find out how it feels to star in the “tale as old as time,” which has now played to over 35 million people. You grew up in the late ’80s and early ’90s, when Disney was going through a renaissance. Were you a fan of the Disney princesses? Oh, yes. I was four when the Beauty & the Beast film came out, and I loved Belle. She’s my favorite Disney princess because she stands for something and is

more integral to the plot. It’s becoming huge to wear the princess tiaras and the costumes, but Belle is a substantial role model because she’s a very strong woman. She’s a renaissance woman before her time, and it’s cool to be a part of that. It’s obviously a huge role. How did you get the part? The casting director saw me in my senior year of college at Otterbein University [in Westerville, Ohio]. I scheduled an audition and went back for many callbacks, with more important people behind the table every time. I was lucky enough to get it. The entire Broadway creative team — director Rob Ross, choreographer Matt West, costume designer Ann Hold-Ward and writer Linda Woolverton (who wrote Beauty & the Beast and co-wrote The Lion Continued on page 52 Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 9

Coloring the world blue: By Sheryl Flatow

The history of Blue Man Group


“We weren’t really goal-oriented,” says Stanton. “When we started walking around [New York], we did it because we wanted to see how people reacted. And being bald and blue was our social life. We didn’t want to go to bars and be part of a singles scene. We wanted our social life to be somehow Continued on page 54

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att Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink are entrepreneurs who created and oversee the global Blue Man Group enterprise, which has brought joy to more than 17 million people. That these three bald and blue characters would become a cultural phenomenon is an idea that was all but unimaginable when these inscrutable beings first emerged.





SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 | 3PM Of her Vienna State Opera debut as Rossini’s Rosina, Opera News wrote “Basically, she blew everyone else off the stage.” Opera Today agrees: “The beautiful blond Ms. DiDonato quite simply has it all.”


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 | 8:15PM With “playing of the greatest intelligence and musical integrity” (The Guardian), revered British pianist Imogen Cooper “achieves that rare affect… that she is creating something personal” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). In her eagerlyawaited second Spivey Hall recital, she performs Classical and Romantic masterworks of the German piano repertoire.


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Not your daddy-o’s West Side Story T

his is the West Side Story that Arthur Laurents always wanted to do. Its contemporary attitude matches the sharp edges of Leonard Bernstein’s music — the jangles, the tension, the screaming strings and horns. Its Jets and Sharks are not the prettied-up punks found on screen and stage in the 1950s and ’60s. They are dangerous, scratching out life and fighting to their death for a grimy slice of New York real estate. 12

“I felt the gangs in the original production were sweet little things,” Laurents has often said in talking and writing about the Broadway revival and subsequent national tour. “And the truth is, they’re all killers — every one of them. I wanted to do a much tougher West Side Story.” Laurents, now 92, a playwright, librettist, stage director and screenwriter Continued on page 56

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Happy New Year! Welcome to the sixth and final show of our 2010 Season, Blue Man Group. This wildly popular show combines music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. People of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience. It is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures. With no spoken language, this unique theatrical experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else. We are extremely pleased to bring this to the Fox stage and hope you will have an unforgettable experience. I want to thank you for being an integral part of our 58th Season as a not-forprofit theater company. You showed your love and support for Theater of the Stars this season, and we appreciate it! We look forward to our 59th Season of shows, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (we will add an ensemble of local Atlanta children), Rock of Ages, Fiddler On The Roof (we will produce this show and add local actors), Come Fly Away and Guys and Dolls. Our final show of the 2011 Season will be announced soon. We hope you will join our family during our 2011 Season. We are looking forward to a well-rounded season of classics, new works and family entertainment. If you are not a subscriber or member of Theater of the Stars and would like to become one, I would like to take this time to invite you to join our Family for the 2011 Season. There are several opportunities for participation, including the Star Circle and Production Sponsorships. All include benefits that feature recognition and opportunities to get a closer look at how Theater of the Stars brings musical theater to life at The Fox. Please contact us at 404-252-8960 to find out more about our Programs. We couldn’t do this without you, and we appreciate your patronage. Sit back and enjoy the show! All My Best,

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Artistic and Musical Collaborators Chris Dyas, Larry Heinemann, Ian Pai, Todd Perlmutter, Jeff Turlik Blue Man KALEN ALLMANDINGER JOSH ELROD MARK FRANKEL GENERAL FERMON JUDD Kirk Massey PETER MUSANTE Michael Rahhal Musicians Julian Cassanetti JERRY KOPS Jason Mackenroth DAVID TRAVER CLEMENT J. WALDMANN, III JEFF WRIGHT Production/Lighting Design by Costume Design by Sound Design by JOEL MORITZ chase tyler MATT KOENIG Video Design by Blue Man Character Costume by Recorded Sound Design & Caryl Glaab Patricia Murphy Music Supervisor and Blue Man Group TODD PERLMUTTER Associate Creative Production Supervisor Music Director Associate Director Director KORI PRIOR bYRon estep MICHAEL DAHLEN Michael Quinn General Management Tour Press and Marketing Production Manager Gentry & Associates allied live Jason Juenker ANGELA ROWLES Company Manager Production Stage Manager Head Carpenter Darren E. Doutt Seth F. Barker Corey KROLikowski Consultant to Producer LAURA CLEMENT Executive Producer Ken Gentry Directed by

MARCUS MILLER and Blue Man Group Original Direction by Blue Man Group and Marlene Swartz Original Executive Producer - Maria Di Dia Original Associate Producers - Akie Kimura Topal & Broadway Line Company Original New York production presented in a workshop production at La MaMa E.T.C. Theater of the Stars is a Not-for- Profit Cultural Treasure which was founded in Atlanta in 1953. We are founding members of the Atlanta Coalition for Performing Arts (ACPA), National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), The Independent Presenters Network (IPN) and long standing members of the Broadway League (presenters of the Tony Awards 速)

who’s who KALEN ALLMANDINGER (Blue Man) has performed with Blue Man Group all over the world. He studied acting at Chicago College of Performing Arts, where he worked with Lookingglass, About Face, and Chicago Shakespeare theater companies. JOSH ELROD (Blue Man). A performer/ musician/artist, he has performed with Blue Man Group in Boston, Toronto, Amsterdam and New York. His interests include photography, perfume and sandwiches. He lives in the East Village with his fiance Ivy, and their cat, Mr. Pickles. MARK FRANKEL (Blue Man) studied drums with Gary Chester, received Bachelor of Music Technology from NYU. Taught audio engineering at NYU. Blue Man Group credits include the NYC, Chicago, Amsterdam, Megastar Tour productions and the DVD Blue Man Group: How To Be A Megastar Live! GENERAL FERMON JUDD (Blue Man) thanks his Mother and Father for the name; Sidney Poitier for inspiring and spending the day with him; James Cameron for working with him; Robert Duvall for amazing him … and his family for loving him. KIRK MASSEY (Blue Man) is stoked to be a part of the North American Tour with Blue Man Group. Has been with Blue Man Group since 2005, and has performed in New York, Boston, Orlando and all over the world as a part of Blue Man Group’s “How to be a Megastar” World Tour. Currently, he performs full time in Blue Man Group’s Orlando production when not on tour. Kirk would like to thank God for His many blessings, his friends and family for all 18

of their love and support and everyone at Blue Man Group and NETworks who made this dream possible. PETER MUSANTE (Blue Man) is a San Francisco-raised theatre artist and educator currently based in N.Y., where he collaborates on original works including Angel Reapers by Martha Clarke/Alfred Uhry, and his awardwinning “kinetic poem” Legs and All with SF clown Summer Shapiro. MICHAEL RAHHAL (Blue Man). An avid chocolatier and fledgling camouflagist, Michael appreciates the subtle differences between you and him. Deadly with his dog and in love with his wife, he hopes you will stay just far enough away for you and him to remain friends, yet close enough to still smell one another. He will perform for you if asked. DAVID TRAVER (Music Director/Zither/ Guitar) is a musician and composer from upstate New York. When not rocking the world with Blue Man Group, he rocks with the Orlando based performance art troupe DRIP and his own bands Star Classic and HIL. JULIAN CASSANETTI (Strings) started working for Blue Man Group at the Charles Theatre in Boston in early 2000. Starting as a zither sub, he went on to play guitar and zither for the “Megastar” tour in late 2006. After touring for nearly two years, he returned to the Boston show. While in Boston, Julian has played with many other bands such as The Lot Six, Viva Viva and Drug Rug. He’d like to thank his friends and family for all the support over the years, and everyone at Blue Man Group for the opportunity to be a part of such a creative and special family. Love love love.

who’s who JERRY KOPS (Chapman Stick/Strings) is a New York-based musician who is extremely grateful to be a part of the Blue Man Group family. He has been a Chapman stick sub in the NYC production of Blue Man Group since Fall 2006 and also has had the good fortune of performing as a rhythm guitarist in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Thank you to my beautiful wife Katie,  mom, dad and our little fourlegged boy Ziggy. I wouldn’t be anywhere without all your love and support! JASON MACKENROTH (Percussion/ Kit Swing). Former drummer for Rollins Band, Mother Superior and Daniel Lanois, released his solo debut, Mack, in 2005. He joined BMG in 2007 as a band musician in Las Vegas and played drum kit on the 2009 “Megastar” World Tour. CLEMENT J. WALDMANN, III (Percussion/ Kit) has been performing with Blue Man Group since October of 1995. He is very fortunate to have performed with many artists in numerous venues all over the world. Many thanks go out to family and friends for all their love and support. JEFF WRIGHT (Percussion/Kit) began drumming at the age of 12, studying music in school as well as with Danny Gottlieb (Pat Metheny, Sting, Bobby McFerrin) and Jamey Tate (Al Jarreau, David Benoit, Mindi Abair). After graduating high school, Jeff toured with The Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, and his band Social Ghost. Jeff has been performing with Blue Man Group since 2007. SETH F. BARKER (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to be joining the touring company of Blue Man Group. 20

Previous credits include: Hairspray, Rent, The Rocky Horror Show and Big Top show, Corteo by Cirque du Soleil. Seth would like to thank Michael and Barbara Barker for their continued love and support. LIZZ GIORGOS (Assistant Stage Manager) is very excited to be a part of this tour! Lizz has worked with Blue Man Group’s New York production since 2007 as a Stage Manager and lead deck crew member. Special thanks to her family and her amazing fiancée, Mike, for all their support. MATT GOLDMAN (Creator) created Blue Man Group with longtime friends Chris Wink and Phil Stanton. The show opened off-Broadway at the Astor Place Theatre in 1991, where it continues to play today. Blue Man Group now has productions running in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Basel and Tokyo, and has grown beyond a theatrical show into a multi-dimensional creative organization — developing and producing rock tours, TV shows, albums, DVDs, film scores, musical instruments, museum exhibits and more. Throughout their long association, Matt, Chris and Phil have been fascinated by the interconnections between learning, creativity and community. Inspired by these passions, Blue Man Group has recently expanded its mission, putting education at the forefront and launching the Blue Man Creativity Center and Early Childhood Program in Manhattan. PHIL STANTON (Creator) created Blue Man Group with longtime friends Matt Goldman and Chris Wink. The show opened off-Broadway at the Astor Place Theatre in 1991, where it continues to play today. Blue Man Group now

who’s who has productions running in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Basel and Tokyo, and has grown beyond a theatrical show into a multidimensional creative organization — developing and producing rock tours, TV shows, albums, DVDs, film scores, musical instruments, museum exhibits and more. Throughout their long association, Matt, Chris and Phil have been fascinated by the interconnections between learning, creativity and community. Inspired by these passions, Blue Man Group has recently expanded its mission, putting education at the forefront and launching the Blue Man Creativity Center and Early Childhood Program in Manhattan. CHRIS WINK (Creator) created Blue Man Group with longtime friends Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton. The show opened off-Broadway at the Astor Place Theatre in 1991, where it continues to play today. Blue Man Group now has productions running in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Basel and Tokyo, and has grown beyond a theatrical show into a multi-dimensional creative organization — developing and producing rock tours, TV shows, albums, DVDs, film scores, musical instruments, museum exhibits and more. Throughout their long association, Matt, Chris and Phil have been fascinated by the interconnections between learning, creativity and community. Inspired by these passions, Blue Man Group has recently expanded its mission, putting education at the forefront and launching the Blue Man Creativity Center and Early Childhood Program in Manhattan. CHRIS DYAS (Artistic and Musical Collaborator) has been performing and

writing music with Blue Man Group since 1997. Before that, he played in too many bands to mention. His current NYC based project is the Lingering Doubts. LARRY HEINEMANN (Artistic and Musical Collaborator) has worked with Blue Man Group since its inception in 1988 in a variety of capacities, including musical director, composer, performer, instrument designer, recording engineer and recording producer. Outside of Blue Man Group, Larry has worked with Caroline Records recording artists Springhouse as both bass player and producer, Point Music recording artists Code Mesa as musician and producer, and his latest project is playing bass for NY-based band Donkeys, whose first CD was recently released. IAN PAI (Co-composer and Artistic Collaborator) is Blue Man Group’s original drummer, co-composer and artistic collaborator. He is also the musical director and drummer for the art-pop group Fischerspooner. As a composer and musician, he has done work for theatre, film, dance, performance and rock in general. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in Painting. Marcus Miller (Director) has been with Blue Man Group since 1995. During that time he’s helped create and direct 16 shows with them including the London, Tokyo and Berlin versions. They’re all a little different, but this one’s the best. He lives in Brooklyn where he practices telepathy with his pit bull, Brooklyn. His other gig is as a Canadian. JEFF TURLIK (Associate Creative Director) was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., and shortly thereafter began his life’s journey Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21

who’s who on the wings of the bird we call music. Through many pathways and skyways he learned and performed, listened and expressed, and lived and loved, occasionally making a little scratch. In Boston, 1999, he began his collaboration with Blue Man Group. He currently resides in New York City. Together they have seen many places around the globe; shared many experiences; rocked many houses; and tore the roofs off the suckers. JOEL MORITZ (Production and Lighting Designer) This is Joel’s third production design for Blue Man Group, which also have included Zurich and one aboard the NCL ship Epic. He has designed lights for Blue Man Group’s international productions in Tokyo, Berlin, Oberhausen, Stuttgart, Amsterdam and Basel as well as at Universal Studios Orlando. Recent New York/offBroadway work includes productions at: NYTW, Rattlestick, The Public, MaYi, The Culture Project, Rising Phoenix and Juilliard. Joel’s regional theater and opera lighting design has been seen across the nation in theatres such as Arena Stage, Long Wharf, The Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Lookingglass Theatre, The Goodman, Steppenwolf and Kansas City Rep. International theatrical productions at: The Traverse Theatre, Assembly Theater in Edinburgh and productions in Buenos Aires, Lima, Hong Kong, Paris, Prague, Taipei and Cairo. Joel is an avid snowboarder and photographer. CHASE TYLER (Costume Designer). Select Credits: Broadway: Title of Show. OffBroadway: Bash’d, Blue Man Group, Television: “The Coaches Show,” 22

“Thrillavision,” countless commercials. Film: Satan Hates You. Opening this year: The Ride, Moisty the Snowman Saves Christmas, and Murray Hill is Mr. Showbiz. MATT KOENIG (Sound Design) has been working with Blue Man Group since 2000, and is known as Monitor Matt and Chef. CARYL GLAAB (Video Design) began working with the founders of Blue Man Group in 1989 and continues to enjoy the collaboration. PATRICIA MURPHY (Blue Man Character Costume) has worked on the Broadway productions of Black and Blue, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Dracula and Wicked, among others. She has worked with many ballet companies, on several movies, including the features Dracula and Far From Heaven, and on Bette Midler’s Kiss My Brass tour. Other credits: Tick, tick...BOOM!; Once Around the City; The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin; Bright Lights, Big City. TODD PERLMUTTER (Recorded Sound Design and Musical Supervisor) Credits with Blue Man Group include performing in shows, sound design, music direction, and composition. Todd produces all of Blue Man Group’s music output including their two full length albums, Audio and The Complex. He has the pleasure of working out of the newly renovated Loho Studios in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Todd has recently started a record label called L.E.S. Recs. He will have two releases by 2011, one of which will be a record with longtime Blue Man Group music collaborator Chris Dyas and another with country legend Greg Garing. Look for them at

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Visit BLUEMAN.COM/THANKS for a special offer. NEW YORK | BOSTON | CHICAGO | LAS VEGAS | ORLANDO 1.800.BLUEMAN | BLUEMAN.COM BYRON ESTEP (Music Director) started playing Chapman Stick in the Blue Man Group band in 1994 as part of the “TUBES” show at the Astor Place Theater in New York City. Since then, he has been involved in the opening and direction of many Blue Man Group shows throughout the world. He currently works as a music director for Blue Man Productions and plays both Chapman Stick and Zither in the band. He also has played guitar and/or banjo on numerous recordings outside of Blue Man Group, and composed several movie and video game soundtracks. MICHAEL DAHLEN (Associate Director). Off-Broadway: The New Bozena, Cherry 24

Lane Theatre, Hudson Theater (L.A. Weekly Award, Nominated for Best Ensemble Performance, Winner for Best Direction, Rainn Wilson). Regional: Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Film: How the Grinch Stole Christmas dir. Ron Howard, Men In Black II dir. Barry Sonnenfeld. Television: “Law & Order” (NBC), “Viva Variety” (Comedy Central). ALLIED LIVE (Tour Marketing and Press) is a full-service entertainment marketing and advertising agency representing numerous Broadway shows, national tours, performing arts institutions, and experiential entertainment entities throughout North America. Current clients include: Billy Elliot, Million

who’s who Dollar Quartet (Chicago), Next Fall, Hair, Mamma Mia!, White’s Lies, Avenue Q, Legally Blonde, West Side Story, STOMP, In The Heights, Spring Awakening, August: Osage County, Feld Entertainment, Washington National Opera (Washington, DC), Reprise Theatre Company (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl, Broadway By The Bay (San Francisco), Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago), Music Center (Los Angeles), Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and Hollywood & Highland Center. NETworks Presentations, LLC (Producer) Founded in 1995 by Kenneth Gentry, Seth Wenig and Scott Jackson, NETworks has produced and managed over 70 national and international touring productions. Previous productions: Oliver!; Little Women starring Maureen McGovern; Jekyll & Hyde; Kiss of the Spiderwoman; Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson; Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall; The Light in the Piazza; My Fair Lady co-produced with Cameron Mackintosh; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!; Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake; Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Annie, Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz and many others. Joining returning hits Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Young Frankenstein, and the Lincoln Center’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific this season are Joyful Noise’s production of Handel’s Messiah Rocks, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, Blue

Man Group National Tour and The New 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. STAFF FOR Blue Man Group Executive Producer Ken Gentry General Management Gentry & Associates Scott W. Jackson, Angela Rowles Company Manager Darren E. Doutt Tour Marketing and Publicity Allied Live Tanya Grubich Laura Matalon Jennifer Gallagher Jacqueline Smith Production Stage Manager...........................Seth F. Barker Ass’t. Stage Manager..................................... Lizz Giorgos Head Carpenter......................................Corey Krolikowski Flyman........................................................Danielle Taylor Assistant Carpenter.....................................Eamon Keane Head Electrician................................. Preston Rounsaville Ass’t. Electrician..........................................Robert Virzera Head Audio...................................................... Dave Fleet Ass’t. Audio...................................................... Harry Platt Head Video..................................................Charles Alves Head Props............................................... Alex M. Bender Ass’t. Props.............................................. Caitlin Madden Head Wardrobe.......................................... Corinne Walsh Instrument Tech..................................................Ben Flint Ass’t. Set Designer.......................................... Ann Bartek Assistant Lighting Designer.......................Tabitha Rodman Lighting Programmer....................................Tommy Hague Production Electrician......................................Barb Bartel Assistant Video Designer................................ Matt Tennie Video Control Programmer............................ Sean Cagney Video Studio...................... Zarah Cabanas, Luke Schantz, Patricio Harris, Lauren Kushner, Tae Gook Ahn, John Richard Sanchez, Nico Sarudiansky, Jon Knight Assistant Sound Designer..............................Mett Werden Sound System Engineer/ Assoc. Sound Designer............................... David Lee Sound Consultant.....................................Shannon Slaton Video & Interactivity Consultant......................Bob Bonniol Prop Supervisor............................................. Clista Jarrett Print Design, Radio and Television Spot Production...............Blue Man Group and SpotCo Website............................................. Situation Interactive Merchandising.......................Creative Goods Merchandise Accounting .......................... NETworks Presentations, LLC

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THEATER OF THE STARS BOARD OF TRUSTEES James C. Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman John C. Breckenridge, Dr. Robert L. Bunnen, Robin Ferst, Ken Haldin, Joe Hall, Virginia Hepner, Phil Jacobs, Ingrid Saunders Jones, Adam Orkin, Dennis Reagan, Belinda Bunnen Reusch, Grant Wilmer, Melody Wilder Wilson, David Yu William Orkin: (Emeritus), Glen P. Robinson: (Emeritus), Aaron J. Johnson: (Emeritus), Henri Jova: (Emeritus), Dr. John E. Skandalakis: (Emeritus), Dom H. Wyant: (Emeritus)

executive leadership CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer

Mr. Manos has been in At­lanta for more than 40 years. He has produced over 700 works of theater, ballet and opera. He has been recognized with nu­m er­o us civic awards, including the Atlanta Critics Award for the de­vel­op­ment of the art of the­a ter in Atlanta and the Gov­er­nor’s Award in the Arts. He has been instrumental in the creation of such organizations as the Winter Play Season, Grand Opera in the Park, Just Us The­ater Company and the Fall Film Fes­ti­val – just to name a few! During the early months of the Woodruff Arts Center, Mr. Manos was responsible for 12 pro­duc­ tions of theater, ballet and opera in that facility. Mr. Manos received the Coca-Cola Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the Arts & Business Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, Mr. Manos was the first recipient of the GAELA Award, presented by the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Manos was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Broadway League. Mr. Manos was married for 45 years to the late Glenn Ryman Manos. He has two sons, Chris Jr. and Nick, a daughter, Ann, and is the very proud grandfather of seven grandsons and four granddaughters.


Mr. Manos is a graduate of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta and the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar. His career spans three decades in leadership positions. In the fall of 2000, he returned to Atlanta to become the managing director of Theater of the Stars. In 2008, he assumed the role of president. Mr. Manos has been heavily involved with the touring aspect of the company and has been the driving force behind many of the artistic and cultural marvels brought to the Theater of the Stars stage, including the world professional premiere of Disney's High School Musical, the co-productions of Deaf West’s Big River, The King And I with Sandy Duncan, Bombay Dreams and the newly re-imagined version of Les Misérables. Mr. Manos is the founder of the Junior Theatre Festival, an event that takes place every January in Atlanta, and brings students from all over the world together to perform, learn and celebrate theater. Mr. Manos and his wife Laura have been blessed with three children — Andy, Kate and Sam — and one crazy dog, Peach.


Scott Bowker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Director Mary O’Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounting Manager Marguerite Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager The Glenn Agency/Karen Hatchett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising & Public Relations Brian D. Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Henry Rowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Glenn Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Linnette Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant 28

donors Theater of the Stars is grateful for the support we receive from our donors. Thank you for helping us produce the best in family entertainment in 2010-2011. All lists include commitments received as of September 14, 2010.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION The Theatre A fully restored 1929 “Movie Palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,678 seats, is a multiple-purpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballet, symphonies, concerts, movies, and private corporate events. Private Rooms The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, with accommodations for 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The brand new Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. All rooms include the Fox Theatre’s professional sales and coordination staff. To book your ”Fabulous Fox“ evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at The Box Office The Fox Theatre Box Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Box Office is open for walk up ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Box Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. During Events, the Box Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased at any TICKETMASTER outlet, by calling TICKETMASTER at 800.745.3000, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office in person during regular Box Office hours. Concessions Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, adjacent to the main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. Restrooms Restrooms are located on the Main Lobby and Mezzanine Lobby levels. Restrooms are also located on the Gallery level. Restrooms for patrons who are physically challenged are located in the Spanish Room Gift Shop The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatrerelated merchandise. The gift shop is located in the main lobby and is open at each performance. Tours Tours of the Fox Theatre are available through the Atlanta Preservation Center. Tours are conducted Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tours begin in the Peachtree Street Arcade entrance to the theatre. For more information on tours and to confirm the tour schedule, please call the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404.688.3353.

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. Special Needs Ken Shook, Patron Services Director, is our liaison to the disabled community. He can be reached at 404.881.2118 and can provide information on such topics as the locations and prices of accessible seating and other programs for the disabled. The Fox Theatre also has a new brochure detailing all these programs for our patrons with special needs. They are available at the Guest Relations Table. Fox Ambassadors are located at the Guest Relations Table in the main lobby at the Fox Theatre Merchandise Kiosk to offer their assistance, theatre information, and several rental items to enhance your performance enjoyment. An audio clarification device (Phonic Ear) is available for patrons with hearing disabilities. It is available, free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis on the evening of a performance, or you may reserve a device by calling the Patron Services Director. A limited number of booster seats are also available free of charge. Binoculars are available for sale. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned. Elevators Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. 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 Box Office or by calling TICKETMASTER at 800.745.3000. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. Performance Notes All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. Please be aware that not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers. Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance. Please limit conversation during the performances. Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited.

Lost and Found Lost and Found items are turned in to the House Manager’s office. To check on lost items, please call the House Manager at 404.881.2075. Lost and Found items will be retained for 30 days. Emergency Information In the event of an emergency, please walk to the nearest exit. Do Not Run.


Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)

GOLDEN RULES The following brief, but important, article has been published to assist in audience etiquette. To this day we get at least one phone call a week asking for reprint rights. These calls and letters come from orchestras and theatres, opera and ballet companies all over the United States and Canada, big and little troupes alike. The message, telegraphed between the lines, seems to be an S.O.S.: American audiences are out of control. Are they? Here’s a refresher course. Please read on, and remember, part of one’s pact as an audience member is to take seriously the pleasure of others, a responsibility fulfilled by quietly attentive (or silently inattentive) and selfcontained behavior. After all, you can be as demonstrative as you want during bows and curtain calls. 1. Go easy with the atomizer; many people are highly allergic to perfume and cologne. 2. If you bring a child, make sure etiquette is part of the experience. Children love learning new things. 3. Unwrap all candies and cough drops before the curtain goes up or the concert begins. 4. Make sure cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms are OFF. And don't jangle the bangles. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Note to lovebirds: When you lean your heads together, you block the view of the person behind you. Leaning forward also blocks the view. 7. THOU SHALT NOT TALK, or hum, or sing along, or beat time with a body part. 8. Force yourself to wait for a pause or intermission before rifling through a purse, backpack, or shopping bag. 9. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous. 10. Honor the old standby: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The Fox Theatre

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Allan C. Vella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager Pat “Sunshine” Tucker . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Manager Ben Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Box Office Manager Robert Burnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller Jennifer S. Farmer . . . . . . . . Director of Sales/Ballrooms Oliver Diamantstein . . . . Director of Food and Beverage Len Tucker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Operations Pat Prill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Greta Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant House Manager Kristen Delaney . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing & PR Ken Shook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patron Services Director Shelly Kleppsattel . . . . . . Booking & Contract Associate Jamie Vosmeier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Group Sales Director Molly Fortune . . . . . . Preservation Department Manager Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Rebecca J. Graham . . . . . Assistant Production Manager Gary Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter Larry Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Flyman Scott Hardin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Property Master Ray T. Haynie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician Cary Oldknow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Sound Engineer Larry-Douglas Embury . . . . . . . . . Organist In Residence Tammy Folds . . . . . . . . . . . Production Security Manager

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS Alan E. Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman of the Board Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Beauchamp C. Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Vice President John A. Busby Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Vice President Julia Sprunt Grumbles . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Vice President Edward Hutchison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer Robyn Rieser Barkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Treasurer Clara Hayley Axam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Walter R. Huntley Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Robert E. Minnear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Carl V. Patton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts IV, Keith Cowan, Robert L. Foreman Jr., F. Sheffield Hale, John R. Holder, Florence Inman, Craig B. Jones, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Starr Moore, Jay Myers, Joe G. Patten, Glen J. Romm, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Gordy Simms, Clyde C. Tuggle, Carolyn Lee Wills.

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Anne Cox Chambers, Arnall (Pat) Connell, Rodney Mims Cook Jr., Jere A. Drummond, Richard O. Flinn III, Arthur Montgomery, Joseph V. Myers Jr., Edward J. Negri, Edgar Neiss, Herman J. Russell, Preston Stevens Jr.

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South City Kitchen

Fox theatre Dining Guide Looking for a great night out? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For Dinner and a Show packages, visit Neighborhood codes: A–Alpharetta, B–Buckhead, IP–Inman Park, OFW–Old Fourth Ward, M­—Midtown, D–Downtown, P–Perimeter Mall area, SS–Sandy Springs, VH–Virginia-Highland, V—Vinings, W–Westside

American Broadway Diner Unique, due to its food and décor, the Broadway Diner serves great food (including authentic Greek cuisine) at awesome prices. Based on a Broadway-style theme, the diner is perfect for families and business people. 620 Peachtree St. NE, (404) 477-9600, M Deckard’s Kitchen and Kegs is a neighborhood American tavern with a New England twist. Specializing in simple craft cuisine, classic ingredients and an extensive, eclectic beer selection. 650 Ponce De Leon Avenue, 404-9413520. M Einstein’s The place that puts a smile on your face. Dining with an emphasis on service, Einstein’s offers innovative competitively-priced cuisine in a warm, accommodating environment. Enjoy a delicious meal on their award-winning patio and sip on their infamous martinis. 1077 Juniper St., 404-876-7925, M Garrison’s A neighborhood destination known for high quality food, generous portions and a 38

comfortable setting. Superb wine and specialty cocktails compliment the highest quality seafood, steaks and creative sandwiches. Their outside dining is perfect for relaxing and people-watching. Vinings Jubilee Shopping Center, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., 770-436-0102, V Goodfellas Pizza and Wings brings you the finest pizza in the Atlanta area. Using the freshest ingredients, Goodfellas offers everything you need for lunch and dinner — pasta, salads, calzones, subs and, of course, pizza and wings. 615 Spring St. NW, 404-347-7227, M Hudson Grille is the perfect place to catch a game, to meet friends for a great meal or to enjoy drinks at one of their expansive bars. Four locations: Midtown, 942 Peachtree St. NE, 404-2499468; Alpharetta, 865 North Main St., 770777-4127; Perimeter, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody, 770-350-0134; Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd., 404-233-0313, M,A,P,B Joe’s Inside and out on the patio, this hotspot’s nostalgic charm sets the stage for a wholly unique tavern experience. With an accent on congenial

good times, Joe’s sassy food servers keep patrons smiling, while the master mixologists behind the bar whip up drinks known for their flavor and potency. Midtown: 1049 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-875-6344; College park: 2144 Sullivan Rd, College Park, GA, 404-844-5000, M Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night til 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.841.2377, B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area, which is available in warm weather. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404-897-5000, M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St., 404961-7370, M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh. com. VH Taco Mac Atlanta’s favorite family friendly sports restaurant and bar since 1979. Consistently voted Atlanta’s best wings and best beer selection, Taco Mac has something for everyone. 25 metro Atlanta locations, including 933 Peachtree Street NE, blocks away from the Fox Theatre. 678-904-7211. M Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, M

the best burgers in town. 1600 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-3751, M Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, P New York Prime A Prime Time Top 10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Rd., 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; B, SS, D The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy. com. B

American/southern South City Kitchen With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. Two locatons: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. 770-435-0700, M, V Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures the pure simple flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678.651.2770, D


asian fusion

Cowtippers is known as an avid supporter of the community, whimsy and down right good old-fashioned fun. Home to traditional steak house fare served with creative twists; enjoy huge desserts, 25 types of margaritas, and

Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, B


Noodle continues its proven approach to Asian cuisine with a menu that offers fresh, madeto order dishes, house-made curries, and an upscale Pan Asian array of choices at a lower price than you’d typically find in similarly themed establishment. Decatur: 205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-3788622; Midtown: 903 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-685-3010; College Park: 3693 Main St., College Park, GA, 30337, (404) 7675154, M

bakery Sugar Shack From breakfast paninis in the morning, signature sandwiches for lunch and dinner, and amazing cakes, pies, cheescakes, cupcakes and coffee. There is something for everyone at every hour at the Sugar Shack. Life is sweet. 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-816-6161, B

brew pub/goUrmet pub fare Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars

in the lot while they’re at the Fox. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-8700805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404264-0253, M, B Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, M

creole/cajun Parish New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar; a Nawlins-inspired brunch is served on the weekends. Downstairs, a take-away market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl. com. IP

european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, M

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mediterranean/latin/asian fusion Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, 404-846-2000, M

MEXICAN Cantina Tequila & Tapas Bar is located in the Terminus building on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. It features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole. Join us weekly for $2 Taco Night every Tuesday, Buck Wild Wednesdays, when certain items are only $1, and Disco Thursday. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, Terminus 100, Ste. 150, 404-892-9292, B El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656,

seafood/sushi Coast Seafood and Raw Bar serves Atlanta’s freshest seafood and island cocktails. The menu

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lthough Peter Pan, the fictional boy, hasn’t grown since he was introduced in J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play and subsequent 1911 novel, his theatrical legacy continues to evolve. Reconceived for the 21st century by London-based Threesixty Entertainment, this Peter Pan is a vivid, panoramic experience like no other, thanks to the liberal use of computer generated imagery, or CGI. 46

CGI is a method that uses virtual images and 3-D graphics to create lifelike special effects. Which, in this case, are brought to life via 12 projectors that create a virtual 360-degree set that is three times larger than an IMAX screen and the first created for a live theater piece. Another unique aspect of this production is that its “theater” will be a specially constructed 1,300-seat

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that age person is slightly longer than they’d [normally] sit through, they sit through it, mesmerized, because there’s something going on at all times.” Threesixty’s Peter Pan first premiered on May 26, 2009, in London’s Kensington Gardens, where Barrie was inspired to write the tale more than a century ago. After a 16-week U.K. run, it premiered in the U.S. on April 27, 2010, in San Francisco, before moving on to the Orange County [Calif.] Performing Arts Center last fall. Atlanta is only the third U.S. city to host the play, and the first on the East Coast. Shows run from now through March 20, in conjunction with weekly backstage “Into Neverland” tours. For more information, visit or call 888-PPANTIX.

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tent in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. The play may look like nothing that’s come before, but the storyline is on track with the original. “It’s the story of Peter Pan,” says co-producer Robert Butters. “So, for us, it’s really about telling that story for today. We are very true to the word of the play and we make sure that audiences of all ages can enjoy the show.” Butters’ own children are a testament to the show’s ability to reach diverse age groups. His 3-year-old son is particularly enamored with it and has started going around the house shirtless, acting like Captain Hook. “He understands the story,” Butters explains. “[And] because it has such great imagery, it also allows him to connect to it. Even though the show for

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leven years ago, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) debuted with 24 films and attracted 2,000 viewers. By 2010, the AJFF was screening more than 50 films and attracting more than 20,000 people to its three venues (Lefont Sandy Springs, Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 16 and Regal Cinemas Medlock Crossing Stadium 18). This year, the festival expands again, with a full 20-day schedule, running Feb. 8-27, and a new venue in Marietta — GTC Merchants Walk 12 Cinema. “After record attendance at our 10th anniversary festival, we recognized the time had come to scale up AJFF for a new decade,” stated AJFF Executive Director Kenny Blank. “This expansion of dates and venues will translate to richer programming, increased access and an improved festival experience for patrons.” The AJFF is the largest film festival in Atlanta and the second-largest Jewish film festival in America. It is sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, an 50

international advocacy organization that believes that understanding grows out of shared experiences, and that stories are often the best way to create such experiences. The rich narratives found in the festival’s films create a forum for cinematic storytellers, who represent voices from several countries and many religious viewpoints. “I’ve been trying to program a film festival that defies people’s expectation of what a Jewish film festival is,” Blank told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last year. “It’s not [just] Holocaust films or films about the Palestinian conflict. We wanted to surprise and delight people with the diversity of offerings and have it be a way for the larger community to experience first-class film.” The 2011 schedule includes cutting-edge works as well as classics such as The Diary of Anne Frank and Chariots of Fire. For the festival schedule and to purchase tickets, visit To be a part of the year-round AJFF community, join its Facebook group at or follow them on Twitter at

Continued from page 9 King) — were all integral to the rehearsal process. Being with the people who had the most knowledge about the show was an incredible opportunity, and gave us access to incredible insight.

This role has been around for decades, in books, movies and TV shows. How do you put your own stamp on Belle while staying true to the history of the character? That really is the challenge — respecting the precedent — because Belle is so iconic to little girls and they have a preconceived notion of who she is. I’m trying to make her 3-D, rather than a cartoon, so I really try playing into her bookworm side. When the love story takes hold, I portray the awkwardness, the way you snort when you laugh, make silly decisions and make a goofball of yourself. I’m trying to bring reality into this fairy tale story, playing Belle as goofy, sassy and kind of a smart-aleck. 52

What does it mean to you to inspire a new generation of girls? It’s incredible! Meeting the children afterwards is one of my favorite parts. It’s great to be able to talk to them and to put theater into the lives of people across the country. With the recession, average middle class families like the one I grew up in can’t really go to Disney World anymore. To be that escape for them is really an honor. I worked hard, and here I am living this dream of mine. It’s quite a privilege to be a princess, to be Belle, to these children. Bret Love is the founder of ecotourism/ conservation site; the National Managing Editor of INsite magazine; and Music Editor for Georgia Music Magazine. He freelances for more than a dozen other national and international publications, and performs on numerous improv teams with Jackpie at Relapse Theatre.

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How is the stage production different from the film? It’s the same story everyone loves, but with added material. You get to see Cogsworth before he was a clock, why the Beast is so angry, and you learn more about Belle and her father. What I love about the play is that there’s more music: All of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s original songs are there, along with new songs Tim Rice wrote the lyrics to after Howard Ashman’s passing. It’s just a well-rounded story that allows you to spend more time with the characters you love.

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creative. We knew we would eventually do some kind of performance, but we never envisioned a commercial theater run.” Blue Man Group’s wildly popular, always evolving theater piece has been a mainstay in New York, Boston and Chicago for years. Now touring the country for the first time, there are also productions in Las Vegas and Orlando, and there are or have been productions in Tokyo and throughout Europe.

The show is an absurd and wondrous blend of music, painting, science and technology, as the Blue Men silently engage in a variety of set pieces that run the gamut from primitive and childlike to witty and sophisticated. Although the Blue Man been around for more than two decades, his founders still can’t entirely explain where he came from. Like the character himself, his origin is enigmatic. “There really isn’t an explanation,” says Goldman. “Chris dug up a picture that he drew when he was five years 54

old, and it had three blue men in it. And I had a thing in my wallet for years with a blue tribe in South America. I don’t know why it was there; I never put pictures in my wallet. We think the Blue Man has always been here. The best answer is that we found each other.” The traits of the Blue Man developed gradually. “We wanted to make a statement about community, about the power of a group, as opposed to the American individualist mentality,” says Stanton. “We thought the character would express community through something tribal, and drumming seemed the way to go. Chris had trained as a drummer, and I was from a really musical background. We wanted to draw from our own interests and backgrounds, and bring them into some kind of performance. We wanted to express something about the process, or the impulse to create.” They developed material for three years, performing in downtown clubs and event spaces. In 1991, they were invited to perform at La MaMa, offoff-Broadway. The show created a buzz, and that summer Blue Man Group took part in Lincoln Center’s Serious Fun Festival. In the fall they moved offBroadway to the Astor Place Theater, where they remain to this day.

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appeared, this joyous and tragic musical has retained a keen edge of relevance.” • The Oakland Press: “This West Side Story is spectacular. It’s more than a revival; it’s a renewal of everything that made the original production so unforgettable.” In the published version of his original script, Laurents used the word “nice” to describe one of the Jets, and “slightly whacky” to describe Jets ringleader Riff — hardly adjectives associated with killers. “I don’t think any of them are nice,” Laurents says now. “What I thought 50 years ago, I certainly don’t think today. If you never change the way you think, if you stand still, you’re dead. A lot of my ideas have changed, and this whole production is radically different from what it was back then. It would have to be.” One thing hasn’t changed. The character of Anita (played here by Michelle Aravena) is very much a focal

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point. As the sister of the Sharks’ leader, Bernardo, and best friend to lovesick Maria, she witnesses more than any other character the joy and pain the world can offer. She has some groundbreaking footsteps in which to follow. The great Chita Rivera first played Anita, creating the role on Broadway in 1957. Debbie Allen played the role in a 1980 revival and Karen Olivo, who played Anita in the current Broadway revival (shuttering Jan. 2), won a Tony Award for her work. Luckily, Aravena knows the show, and her role, well. She played Jets wannabe Anybodys at age 14 in summer stock. She played a Shark girl at La Scala, the famous opera house in Milan, Italy, a decade ago. And she did Anita in 2007 at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. She’s glad to be back in Anita’s skin. “I love when you get to revisit a role later in your life,” the speed-talking Connecticut native says. “There are so many more things you can bring to it.” Words like “fiery,” “feisty” and “sassy” come to Aravena’s lips when describing her Anita. “She’s very prideful,” the actor says, “proud of her people and heritage but she doesn’t believe in the gangs, in the fighting, in the separation.” Laurents’ vision, she says, reflects more accurately what life is like today — much more dangerous than life was in the ’50s, with young people who have much more anger.

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