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features 6 Dancin’ in the Aisle

Let loose and enjoy life with Mamma Mia!

10 Reviving Oklahoma!

Director Norb Joerder introduces a new generation to the classic musical.


32 One-day Getaways

Nearby destinations offer hassle-free family fun. The League of Historic Theatres begins ‘Thinking Outside the Fox’ next month.

40 Lifestyle: The Buzz

What’s new, hot, fashionable … and where to get it.

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15 The performance’s program and notes

departments 42 Information 44 Staff/Golden Rules Cover Photo: Michael portman

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By Christine Born ive shows often move audiences to levels of exuberance that screen versions, no matter how well acted, rarely achieve. When Mamma Mia! the movie opens on the big screen this summer, some moviegoers may leave the theater humming the seductive, familiar tunes from the ’70s pop group ABBA that inspired the popular Broadway musical, but it’s doubtful they’ll be dancing out to the parking lot. Yet, whenever and wherever the hit live show plays, people wind up dancing in the aisles, singing and clapping along to the title song as well as to “Dancing Queen” – probably the best-known song among others like


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“Money, Money, Money,” “S.O.S” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Say what you will about the music or the group behind it, this show is irresistibly catchy. “There are many musicals that are fantastic but really none that sets off to accomplish a task and does it so well, which is to make you happy,” says Michael Lindner, who plays Harry Bright, one of the three possible fathers of the bride (Colin Firth’s role in the movie). “I had never seen the show and was not that familiar with ABBA, but my parents loved it. I was shocked when I finally saw it. “It totally wins you over,” he says. “You go on the journey. You go to this Greek

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On-screen pressure How much pressure does a stage actor feel when he or she is playing a role portrayed by a wellknown movie actor? We put that question to Michael Lindner, and asked him if he planned to see the movie version of Mamma Mia! “It’s a unique experience,” Lindner says. “We’re [the cast] actually all very excited about it. When you’re touring with a show like this, it is your life – and when you see the trailer for the movie and the other people doing it, you feel like you’re watching your life.” Watch the trailer yourself at: mammamiamovie. com/us/index.html

of Mamma Mia!: Many have young children and, says Lindner, understand how important it is to find time for family during the rigors of touring. So, go and experience the show, then go to the movie. You’ll have a summer of fun. Mamma Mia! is at The Fox Theatre from June 10-15. Christine Born, former editor of Encore Atlanta, continues to write about one of her favorite subjects, the performing arts.

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island and feel you’re on vacation – and at the end, everyone gets up and dances.” Lindner, who has performed lead roles in The Producers, Into the Woods, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Cats, Annie Get Your Gun, Funny Girl, Sweeney Todd, The Secret Garden, The Full Monty and Carousel, among others, says nothing compares to the experience of more than 3,000 people in an audience getting up and clapping. “This is a dream show,” he says. “We do the show many, many times, but it is absolutely fun. As performers, our goal is to entertain or enlighten or make people think or just to make people laugh for a while – they need that.” For those fans who have seen the show before (including those who return again and again), Lindner says the spirit is the same but they’ll find something fresh. “The principal actors are all new,” he explains. “We all came together at the same time.” The cast rehearsed together for four weeks, bonding before they took the show on the road. “It really created a new show; it’s very different from its predecessors.” As an example, Lindner says he never expected he’d be doing the show. “I never really thought there was a part for me. Physically, I’m different; I’m bigger and thicker around the middle. [Lindner resisted any comparison to Firth.] I was surprised, but the creative team really enjoyed the work I did for the audition and found a way to incorporate me into the cast. They were open to little changes.” The cast shares another experience that may contribute to their version

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Norb Joerder, director of Theater of the Stars’ (TOTS) production of Oklahoma!, wants audiences to experience the show as if it were the first time. The audience will see Agnes de Mille’s original Broadway choreography, set on the dancers by choreographer Gemze de Lappe, a de Mille protégé. “We’re striving to go back to that original production, but with a new, young cast who’s probably never done this older version.” Joerder, it turns out, is a de Lappe protégé. The two met when the young Joerder was cast in a production of Oklahoma! at the Municipal Opera Association of St. Louis, where Joerder had spent every summer since the age of seven doing “10 shows in 11 weeks.” This production will feature 10 to 12 10 Encore Atlanta

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local children, a hallmark of Theater of the Stars shows, and a policy that resonates personally with Joerder. “That’s how I started,” he explains. As Joerder learned the original choreography from de Lappe, so this new crop of aspiring actor/singers and dancers will learn de Mille’s movements from him as well. Joerder hopes this production of Oklahoma! will give audiences a fresh look at what it means to be American. “[It] is the feeling of young America,” he says, pointing out that the world of the play feels very different from the politically divisive times in which we live. “The musical always will be an important American tradition,” Joerder says. “It’s so American, one of our quintessential contributions. No one does it as well as the Americans.”

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He should know. Norb Joerder has toured extensively through Europe, the U.K., Australia and the United States; staged productions for Broadway and regional theaters; and directed greats such as Jerry Orbach and Robert Goulet. A fulltime New York resident, Joerder isn’t daunted by the rigors of world traveling. Laughing, he states, “I find it wonderful. I’ve been around the world with shows. It’s almost like paid vacations.� Oklahoma! – arguably the most American of American musicals – has lured Joerder back to Atlanta to work with TOTS, for which he has staged more 10 productions, including South Pacific and Camelot. Working in Atlanta is “always like going home,� he says. “The Fox Theatre is such a wonderful theater. Atlanta audiences are so responsive.� Reviving classics like Oklahoma! allows Joerder to share his enthusiasm for the form with new audiences. Theater is a craft traditionally handed down from generation to generation. In sharing de Lappe’s vision of de Mille’s work, Joerder is bringing a proud tradition of mentorship full-circle, and sharing a bit of the musical’s magic that he fell in love with as a child. Oklahoma! plays The Fox Theatre June 19-29. Koye Berry is a writer/musician with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Maryland’s Loyola College.

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CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer NICHOLAS F. MANOS President BOARD OF TRUSTEES James C. Howard Chairman of the Board


Dear Patrons and Subscribers: Welcome to our 56th Season of Musicals! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Fox Theatre for our second show in our 2008 Season, Oklahoma. Oklahoma is a celebration of the American spirit. This classic musical was the first collaboration between Broadway legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. With Agnes de Mille’s recreated choreography and classic songs, Oklahoma has something for everyone! We are excited about our season and we look forward to seeing you at The Fox. Next up we have Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple, July 15 - Aug. 3, our production of Les Misérables, Sept. 19-28, the highly anticipated Disney’s High School Musical 2, Nov. 7-16; and we finish with Tarzan, Jan. 16-25, 2009. It’s a season of new productions, classics and family entertainment. If you are not a member of Theater of the Stars, we hope you will join our family of Patrons and Subscribers. Membership allows you to secure the best seats in the house and makes it easier for you to get great additional seats throughout the year. In addition, we have a new opportunity for subscribers to get closer to the work we do, the Star Circle. Membership in this exclusive group provides many benefits, including access to the Landmarks Lounge and invitations to attend special events. Your gift to Theater of the Stars, as a Star Circle Member, is tax-deductible. Please call Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960 for information on how to become a subscriber and Star Circle member. As always, we thank you for your support. All My Best,

John C. Breckenridge Joe Hall Virginia Hepner Aaron J. Johnson Ingrid Saunders Jones Henri Jova John G. McColskey Adam Orkin Dennis Reagan Dr. John E. Skandalakis Dom H. Wyant David Yu Past Presidents Maurice “Bromo” Seltzer Peter J. Stelling Robert H. Ferst John N. Wall, Jr. Dr. Robert L. Bunnen Emeritus Glen P. Robinson William Orkin

Jim Howard Chairman of the Board


Welcome to Theater of the Stars! We want you to become a part of our family of subscribers. You will receive the many benefits of subscription, including substantial savings on tickets, preferred seating, ticket exchange privileges and advance notification of all special presentations. If you have not renewed your season subscription for 2008 and would like to do so, please contact us at 404-252-8960. If you are not currently a season ticket holder with Theater of the Stars, the 2008 season will go on sale in February. Or go to our Web site For information, call: (404) 252-8960

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James C. Howard

Chairman, Theater of the Stars Board of Trustees Long-term Board Member and Subscriber since 1979

Jim Howard is a managing partner of Smith & Howard, a local accounting firm he began in 1971. Mr. Howard was serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Theater of the Stars.

What is your history with Theater of the Stars? My wife, Mary Long, was a dancer with the Atlanta Ballet and one of her best friends, Louise Hudson, had just started working at the intern or part-time level with Theater Under the Stars at Chastain Park. This was about the time they were getting ready to go off to college. Chris needed a role filled in Annie Get Your Gun. One of them suggested Mary Long audition for the part. So, she did and got it.

You were dating then? Yes, we were boyfriend and girlfriend. That was our initiation to Theater Under the Stars. This, you understand, was around 1960. The theater was just starting out. And, then, Louise went to work full-time after college for Chris, eventually becoming Executive Director for the company. Chris was looking for an accounting firm and we had just started one, so we worked for Theater of the Stars for about 10 or 15 years until I became a board member. Then, we referred it out to someone else. What are some of your favorite Theater of the Stars memories? From the first time I heard it, I fell in love with the music from Phantom of the Opera. We made a special trip to New York to see the show. I didn’t want to wait for it to come here. I had to see it. For my 50th birthday, we had a Phantom party and we must have had 60 people – 30 couples at least – who came to our house for dinner and drinks. Then, we boarded a bus and went to see Phantom of the Opera presented by Theater of the Stars at the Fox. We were all in black tie as if we were going to the opera. After the show, we went back to the house for drinks, and the rooms were lit with candelabras, like in the musical, and we had a great time. It was a legendary party. People still talk about it. (Laughs.) That was my favorite production, without a doubt. What other shows have you enjoyed? Certainly, Annie Get Your Gun. It has a special place in my heart. I love West Side Story also. Now, you are the Chair of the Theater of the Stars Board of Trustees. Why did you agree to serve? I agreed to serve out of respect for Chris. The Board’s primary responsibility will be to see that his legacy continues and lives into the future. That is our primary responsibility. What is something, outside of your professional life, that few people know about you? I love to sing with a microphone. What do you sing? Anything. Pop, Sinatra, a little country. It’s a lot of fun. I have a good ear for music, but I like to have the words in front of me. If you were introducing someone to Theater of the Stars for the first time, what would you tell them about it? I would tell them that they could always count on experiencing an excellently produced familyfriendly event.

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NORB JOERDER Scenery and Costumes originally designed and built for the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Inc. OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals, 1065 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10018. Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars is a founding member of the National Alliance for Musical Theater and the Independent Presenters Network, and a member of the Broadway League (Presenters of the Tony Awards ®).

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cast (in order of appearance) Aunt Eller Murphy......................................................... RUTH WILLIAMSON Curly......................................................................NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ Laurey.............................................................................JENNIFER EVANS Will Parker.................................................................SEAN MONTGOMERY Ado Annie Carnes..............................................................BETSY DILELLIO Ali Hakim............................................................................GARY LITTMAN Andrew Carnes................................................................... GLENN RAINEY Jud Fry............................................................................ BEN CRAWFORD Ike Skidmore......................................................................... JAY SCOVILL Dream Jud....................................................................... BEN CRAWFORD Dream Laurey....................................................................DANAË CARTER Dream Curly.....................................................................PHILLIP SKAGGS Cord Elam............................................................... CHRISTOPHER VETTEL


stage managers Production Stage Manager....................................................... JOHN W. CALDER, III Stage Manager..........................................................................WILLIAM GILINSKY Assistant Stage Manager.......................................................REBECCA S. FLEMING

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musical numbers Time: Just after the turn of the century Place: Indian Territory (Now Oklahoma)


Oveture Scene 1: The Front of Laurey’s Farmhouse “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin”............................... Curly and Laurey “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top”............ Curly, Laurey, Aunt Eller “Kansas City”...................................... Will, Aunt Eller and the Boys “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top” Reprise...........................Curly “I Cain’t Say No!”.......................................................... Ado Annie “I Cain’t Say No” – Encore.............................................. Ado Annie Entrance Of Ensemble............................. Will, Ado Annie, Ensemble “Many A New Day”...........................................Laurey and the Girls “It’s A Scandal! It’s An Outrage!”.................... Ali Hakim, Boys, Girls “People Will Say We’re In Love”............................. Curly and Laurey Scene 2: The Smoke House “Pore Jud Is Daid”.................................................... Curly and Jud “Lonely Room”....................................................................... Jud Scene 3: A Grove On Laurey’s Farm Dream Sequence – Melos, Out of My Dreams, Interlude to Ballet, Dream Ballet.............Laurey, Girls, Dream Figures

ACT II Scene 1: The Skidmore Ranch “The Farmer and the Cowman”................... Carnes, Aunt Eller, Curly, Will, Ado Annie, Slim & Ensemble Scene 2: Skidmore’s Kitchen Porch “All Er Nothin”...................... Ado Annie, Will and Two Dancing Girls Scene 3: The Back Of Laurey’s Farmhouse “People Will Say We’re In Love” – Reprise.............. Curly and Laurey “Oklahoma”................................. Curly, Laurey, Aunt Eller, Ike, Fred, Ensemble and Townsfolk

The Theater of the Stars Orchestra Robert Strickland, Conductor Jeanne Carere – Flute/Piccolo; Barbara Cook – Oboe/English Horn; Sam Skelton – Clarinet/Bass Clarinet; Tony Carere – Orchestra Contractor/Clarinet; Cathy Wood – French Horn; Mike Barry – Trumpet 1; Andy Hagan – Trumpet 2; Eric Alexander – Trombone; Angel Lawless – Violin I; Lisa Morrison – Violin II; Mary Burndrett – Violin III; Leonard Altieri – Viola; Elizabeth Murphy – Cello; Lyn Deramus – Bass; Nella Rigell – Harp; Joel Morris – Drums; Scott Douglas – Percussion

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DANAË CARTER (Dream Laurey) grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She began her training at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre before going on to become a student of the San Francisco Ballet School. While studying there, she had the opportunity to work with teachers such as Irina Jacobson and Ricardo Bustamante as well as many others. Upon graduating from S.F.B., she auditioned for the Richmond Ballet and is now enjoying her 10th season with the company. Favorite roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both female leads in John Butler’s acclaimed Carmina Burana and most recently the role of Emily in Agnes DeMille’s A Rose For Miss Emily, staging and reconstruction by Gemze De Lappe. BEN CRAWFORD (Jud/Dream Jud) Broadway credits: Les Misérables (Jean Valjean/Javert u/s), Shrek the Musical (Shrek standby). Regional credits include Oliver! (Bill Sykes), White Christmas (Bob Wallace), A New Brain (Gordon Schwinn), Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Oklahoma! (Jud Fry) and Assassins (John Wilkes- Booth). Ben is an alumnus from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). Much love to Mom, Dad, the fam and DGRW. J121. BETSY DILELLIO (Ado Annie) is delighted to be back in Atlanta. She was last seen in Theater of the Stars production of Annie (Lily St. Regis). New York: Simone in The Baker’s Wife at The York Theatre (Gordon Greenberg, Director), The Oscar Hammerstein Award Concert honoring Joseph Stein. National Tours: The Light in the Piazza directed by Bartlett Sher (Franca Naccarelli u/s and performed). Regional: The Tin Pan Alley Rag directed by Lynne TaylorCorbett (The Cleveland Playhouse), BatBoy: The Musical (The Human Race Theater Company), Beehive! (Blowing Rock Stage Company). Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. AEA Member. Many thanks to Chris and Norb. Ciao Pasquale! JENNIFER EVANS (Laurey) is excited to return to TOTS after understudying and performing

the role of Eliza in their 2005 production of My Fair Lady. National tours: Jersey Boys 1st National (Swing/Dance Captain), Annie (30th Anniversary), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (starring Ann-Margret) and Show Boat (Magnolia). Regional: originated the role of Tessa 1 in Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse), Very Good Eddie and Where’s Charley? (Goodspeed Opera House), Anything Goes (Rep. Theatre of St. Louis) and Rose in Meet Me in St. Louis (Westchester Broadway). A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a proud Equity member since 2000, Jennifer thanks her mother for her love and support. GARY LITTMAN (Ali Hakim) New York: A Fine and Private Place at The York Theatre and Minnie’s Boys at The Jewish Repertory Theatre. Regional: Dracula at Premiere Stages, Cabaret at Redondo Music Theatre, Metamorphoses at Florida Studio Theatre, Sight Unseen at Centenary Stage, Chapter Two at The Bickford Theatre, The Odd Couple at Carousel Dinner Theatre, Annie Get Your Gun and The Man Who Came To Dinner both at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Oklahoma at WV Public Theatre, City of Angels at AMT of San Jose, The Tempest at Actors Shakespeare Company and productions of Fiddler, Evita and Hair. Thrilled to debut here at TOTS! SEAN MONTGOMERY (Will Parker) is thrilled to be making his Atlanta Theater of the Stars debut! Regional credits include: Lés Miserables, The Pajama Game and Hello, Dolly! at The MUNY in St. Louis as well as Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty at La Comedia in Dayton, O.H. New York credits include: Big Tent: The Tammy Faye Bakker Musical and The Last Starfighter (N.Y. Musical Theatre Festival) Television: As the World Turns. Originally from Arizona, Sean holds a B.F.A. from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a Member of the Actors Equity Association. Thanks to my friends at Nicolosi and Co. and especially to Mom, Dani and Alessa for all their love and support. Enjoy the show! GLENN RAINEY (Andrew Carnes), an Atlanta native, recently closed the Broadway company of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in the role

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profiles of Cogsworth, having played the role on the first national tour, as well as at the Palace and Lunt-Fontanne theatres. Recently relocated to Georgia, Glenn is probably best remembered by Atlanta audiences for his portrayal of the junk food-eating psychopath Otto Woodnick in Horizon Theatre’s production of Nicky Silver’s black comedy The Food Chain. Glenn also worked on the television series “In The Heat of the Night” and “Savannah,” as well as the films Cobb, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Shaggy Dog and Enchanted. Glenn is also a proud member of the Grammy-nominated gospel choir, Broadway Inspirational Voices. NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ (Curly) is thrilled to be performing at the Fox. He made his Broadway debut in Tarzan (Tarzan u/s). He starred opposite Val Kilmer in The Ten Commandments (Aaron) in Los Angeles, and also played “Moses” at several performances. Off-Broadway: Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver, Bajour (Steve). Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Evita (Che), Hair (Claude). Regional: JCS (Jesus) and Cinderella (Prince Charming), South Pacific (Cable) with Ron Raines and The King & I (Lun Tha) with Lou Diamond Phillips, Nefertiti (Akhenaten), Last 5 Years, Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Candide with Harrisburg Opera, Master Class (Tony), Love, Valour, Compassion! (Ramon). He holds a B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. PHILLIP SKAGGS (Dream Curly) of Louisville, Ky., graduated from The Youth Performing Arts School in 1996, and moved to Connecticut to train with The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. He danced with the Hartford Ballet in 1997 under the direction of Kirk Peterson, and then joined the Richmond Ballet in 1999. Phillip’s favorite roles include Balanchine’s Apollo, Agnes de Mille’s A Rose For Miss Emily and John Butler’s Carmina Burana. When not dancing with the Richmond, Ballet, he teaches at The Nutmeg Conservatory and also runs a guesting website,, to help dancers find work. Phillip would like to thank his family, friends and loving wife for their endless support.

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CHRISTOPHER VETTEL (Cord Elam) is happy to be making his first TOTS appearance, but is no stranger to the historic Fox Theatre. Atlanta audiences have previously seen Chris in the 30th Anniversary National Tour of Annie (Bert Healy) and the 2nd National Tour of Sunset Boulevard (Cliff/Joe Gillis u/s). He’s appeared off-Broadway in Wanda’s World and the NYMF Festival production of Flight of the Lawnchair Man. Regional credits include: Westchester Broadway’s Phantom (Count Phillipe de Chandon), Walnut Street Theater’s Love Life (Leffcourt/quartet), Fireside Playhouse’s Titanic (Andrews), Gateway Playhouse’s 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), Papermill Playhouse’s Jekyll & Hyde (Rowdy/Hyde u/s) and Goodspeed Opera’s World Premiere production of Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Charles Lindbergh). He also has sung as a soloist with the Opera Company of Boston, Opera Cleveland, Encompass New Opera Theatre and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in the final concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein. RUTH WILLIAMSON (Aunt Eller) was most recently seen at Theater of the Stars as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Broadway: La Cage Aux Folles (2004 revival), Music Man (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Epic Proportions, Little Me, Guys & Dolls, Smile, Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940, Annie. Off-Broadway: MTC’s The Green Heart (Drama Desk Nomination), MCC’s The English Teachers, Queen Amarantha, The Good Times Are Killing Me, The Leonard Bernstein Revue, DuBarry Was A Lady (Encores!). Regional: White Christmas (Pantages Theatre), Music Man (Hollywood Bowl), Strike Up The Band and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (both for L.A.’s REPRISE! series), Mame (as Mame at Sacramento Music Theatre and as Vera at Musical Theatre West), No Way To Treat A Lady (Coconut Grove, Carbonell Nomination), You Should Be So Lucky (Wilma Theatre, Barrymore Nomination), Merrily We Roll Along (Arena Stage), Candide (Huntington Theatre), several seasons at The MUNY among others. Film: Evan Almighty, The Producers, Legally Blonde II , Easy Six, Family Man, Malcolm X, Foreign Student, Psycho Beach Party, Double Parked, Italian Movie, Die Mommie, Die (singing voice

profiles of Charles Busch). TV: “Medium,” “The O.C.,” “The Practice,” “Kingpin,” “ER,” “What I Like About You,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Law & Order,” “Wonderland,” “Chestnut Hill” (NBC Pilot), “What News” (TBS Pilot), “Hannah Montana,” Comedy Central’s “American Body Shop” and the recurring role of Mrs. Grubman on “Nip/Tuck.”


RYAN APPLEBY (Ensemble) is excited to make his debut at TOTS! Ryan recently completed the 1st National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind. Broadway/Off-Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas cast), Captain Louie (Little Schubert), Roadside (York Theater) Regional: Human Comedy (Homer), The Secret Garden (Dickon), The Fantasticks (Matt). Ryan is also a concert tenor soloist and can be heard on the original cast recording of Roadside as Red Ike. Thanks to Deanna for all her support! Member of Actors’ Equity Association. CHRIS BOUCHARD (Ensemble) is pleased to return to TOTS after a four-year absence. Previous shows include Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom, Hello Dolly! with Madeline Kahn and Camelot with Robert Goulet. An Atlanta native, Chris has performed at dozens of local venues including the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Libby’s, GA Ensemble Theatre, and Actor’s Express. Favorite roles include Father in Children of Eden, Tateh in Ragtime and Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. Chris is a former candidate for the GA General Assembly and is realtor with RE/MAX Platinum in Smyrna. SHELBY BRAXTON-BROOKS (Ensemble) is pleased to be making her TOTS debut. Favorite credits include Broadway’s The Color Purple (u/s Squeak), The Who’s Tommy (Acid Queen), West Side Story (Consuelo) and A Photograph: Lovers in Motion (Michael). ELLEN CONDON (Ensemble) is very excited to be performing here in Atlanta! Favorite roles include Maria in West Side Story, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Christine in Yeston’s Phantom, Marian in The Music Man and Maria in The

Sound of Music. Love and thanks to GOD, Mark, Mom and Dad, Henry and Kelly. BETH CRANDALL (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her TOTS debut! Credits include the 1st National Tour of Wonderful Town (Dance Captain), West Side Story (Anybodys) at Barrington Stage, Music Man (Zaneeta), CATS (Victoria) and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Love and thanks to God, her amazing family, DU and Ben! B.F.A. from NYU. Proud AEA member! SANDY DELONGA (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production of Oklahoma! An Atlanta resident, Sandy performed here a few months ago in Annie as Sophie the Kettle, Mrs. Greer and Francis Perkins, and in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Madame de la Grande Bouche. Other TOTS credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and an earlier production of Annie. By day, she is a busy voiceover artist and commercial actor ( She would like to thank her precious boys Emerson and Everett (8 and 4) for learning all these fun songs with her! SARA EDWARDS (Ensemble) is pleased to be rejoining the TOTS family for Oklahoma!  Her favorite shows include: No, No Nanette (Encores!); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Detroit and Toronto Co); Of Thee I Sing (Encores!); Evita (Nat’l Tour); Beauty and the Beast (ATOTS); Singin in the Rain (NSMT). Thanks to Mr. Manos, Norb, my parents and my new husband Ari!!!! BLAKE ENGLISH (Ensemble) is making his debut performance on the Fox stage with Theater of the Stars. He was last seen as Lumière in Beauty and the Beast and Zeke in High School Musical with the community theater Oconee Youth Playhouse. He would like to thank his family and friends for all their support. JENNY FLORKOWSKI (Ensemble) was most recently seen in Lincoln Center’s spring gala starring Vanessa Williams and Michael Bolton (NYC). Tours: White Christmas (TOTS), 42nd Street, CATS. Regional: Singin’ in the Rain (Goodspeed, NSMT), The Best Little Whorehouse ... (Ogunquit), Anything Goes, Chicago, 42nd Street and Mame. Jenny is

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profiles thrilled to performing again with TOTS at the beautiful Fox. Thanks to my family for their love and support! RASHAAN JAMES, II (Ensemble) went to University of Buffalo for a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Some of Rashaan’s favorite credits include Aida (Mereb u/s-Nubian), Cats (Plato/McCavity), Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday (Tru-Tone/5Tuxedo), The Wild Party (Jackie), Swing! (Sexy Couple), Smokey Joe’s Café (Adrian), Godspell (“Light of the World”), Oklahoma (Joe/Dance Capt.), Children of Eden (Young Cain) and the 50th Anniversary West Side Story European Tour (Luis/Shark Swing). He is a proud member of AEA and would like to thank his mom, HC and AZ for this amazing opportunity. (Ensemble) is AMANDA JOHNSON delighted to be returning to Atlanta TOTS to be a part of this wonderful production of Oklahoma! Under the direction of Mr. Joerder, Amanda last appeared here in Annie (Cecille/ Connie Boylan). Regional: White Christmas (Betty Haynes); Evita (Eva Peron); High Society (Tracy Lord); The Last Five Years (Cathy); The Secret Garden (Lily); The Music Man (Marian); Oklahoma! (Ado Annie and Laurey). Proud member of AEA! Many thanks and gratitude to Chris, Norb, Robert and Barry Moss Casting. MATTHEW J. KILGORE (Ensemble) Proud AEA member! NYC: No, No, Nanette (City Center Encores!), Bares and Bonnet (BC/EFA). Tours and International: White Christmas, 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, Evita, Joseph … Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar. Love to God, family and friends. “I’m doin’ it, Mom!” JESSICA LAVIN (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut at TOTS in Oklahoma! Some of her favorite credits include Laurey, Oklahoma (1st National Tour); Antonia, Man of La Mancha, Ella, Charley’s Aunt (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Belle, A Christmas Carol, Rose Seller, Oliver! (Fulton Opera House); and Ensemble, Carousel (Walnut Street Theatre). JEREMY LEINER (Ensemble) Sweetie in Bombay Dreams (1st National), Evita (25th Anniversary National, dir. Harold Prince). Film:

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Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe. Recent credits: Houdini in Ragtime (North Carolina Theatre and Music Theatre of Wichita), West Side Story (5th Avenue Theatre), She Loves Me (Arena Stage), Dreamgirls (Prince Music Theatre), Wizard of Oz (K.C. Starlight and tour). B.F.A. University of Michigan. Member, AEA and SAG. Love to Baby! JASON OSTROWSKI (Ensemble) Broadway: Company. National tour: Whistle Down the Wind, Forever Plaid. Other credits: Who Killed Woody Allen? (Triad Theater), Walt Disney World Entertainment. B.F.A. Musical Theatre, SUNY Fredonia. Thanks to Hughes-Moss Casting, my friends and family for their love and undying support. Proud member A.E.A. Visit RYAN OVERBERG (Ensemble) is excited to be in Atlanta making his TOTS debut. Recent credits: Hairspray (Tour), Saturday Night Fever (Tour), Hello Dolly (Ark Rep), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Paper Mill Playhouse) and Show Choir-The Musical (Fringe NYC). Ryan played Curly in his high school production of Oklahoma and he was amazing. He curled his hair for every performance. Thanks Matt! SHAUN PARRY (Ensemble) is happy to be returning to TOTS where last we saw him as a Salt Shaker. Other credits include: Phantom of the Opera (B’way and B’way National), Cats (B’way National), A Christmas Carol (MSG w/ Susan Strohman), Aida (Orig. Internat’l Cast/ Cast Recording) Beowulf (Off-B’way) The First Emperor (MET Opera w/ Placido Domingo) Swing!, Fosse, WSS, Chorus Line, New York Theatre Ballet, Martha Graham, Ballroom National Championships, 2002 Olympics and coach for MTV “Made” to name a few. Shaun is the Founder and President of Promethean Spark, a NPO bringing ongoing training in the performing arts to impoverished youth worldwide. Proverbs 3:5-6 AMANDA PAULSON (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to TOTS after performing with them in the national tours of Beauty and the Beast and My Fair Lady. She is honored to have worked regionally at North Shore Music Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Kansas City Starlight, North Carolina Theatre,

profiles Pittsburgh CLO, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and many others. Love to her ever-supportive family. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. ALEXANDRA SAWYIER (Ensemble) Her training highlights include a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch, studies with Maria Tallchief, The San Francisco Ballet and The School of American Ballet. Performance highlights: Paper Mill Playhouse, McCarter Theater, Houston Grand Opera. She currently dances with The Metropolitan Opera and Grammy nominee, Jana. Love to Kenny and family. CHRIS SAUNDERS (Ensemble) is thrilled to work here at TOTS for the first time. He recently just finished choreographing the National Tour of Footloose. In the past year, he was assistant choreographer of High School Musical at North Shore Musical Theater and with the Radio City Rockettes. This summer, he is assisting on Smokey Joe’s Café at the PCLO and The Wiz at North Shore. Chris has performed in theaters around the country, but looks forward to his biggest role yet: he marries his fiancé Alison Rose this September! JAY SCOVILL (Ensamble/Ike Skidmore) has been working for TOTS since 1979. Keeping busy with multiple interests he divides his time between his two businesses: His movie theatre maintenance business and WOW! Adventures LLC, where he instructs hang gliding! Look him UP on line at WOWclub. aero or Jay dedicates his performances to his incredible wife, Helen. JENNIFER SEMRICK (Ensemble) danced professionally with the Atlanta Ballet at age 15, has a B.F.A./Elon Universtiy, M.F.A./ UNCG. Favorite roles: Maria, The Sound of Music (US/Asian Tour, 40th Anniversary DVD “Extras”); Stella, A Streetcar Named Desire; Polly, Crazy For You; Eliza, My Fair Lady; Kate, Taming of the Shrew; Claudia, Nine; Laurey/Dream Laurey, Oklahoma! Thank you friends and family! DEBORAH STEIN (Ensemble) last appeared at TOTS in Camelot. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Robert Anne in Nunsense and Evie in Stop the World ... A graduate of Tufts University, Debbie recently

completed her M.S.W. at Rutgers. She thanks her wonderful parents, Kevin, Ken and Jeff for their love and support. BECCA TOBIN (Ensemble) An Atlanta native, Becca is thrilled to be back at the Fox again! She recently appeared in TOTS productions of Annie, Seven Brides … and the 50th Anniversary Tour of West Side Story. Other credits include Cats (Etcetera) and Chicago (Roxie). Becca thanks the Manos Family, Norb and Gemze for this incredible opportunity. REBECCA WEINER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Oklahoma! Previous credits: Bookends (New Jersey Rep.), Cats (Hangar Theatre), Music Man and Gigi (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Lost in Yonkers (Syracuse Stage), Liberty Dance (Ellis Island). Rebecca is originally from northern Virginia and received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University. (Ensemble/Dance ELENA ZAHLMANN Captain) originally from New Jersey, is a principal dancer with New York Theatre Ballet. She performs nationally and internationally and has earned critical recognition for her dramatic interpretations of works by Antony Tudor and Agnes De Mille. She has also danced the roles of Dream Laurey in Oklahoma! and Simon Legree in The King and I staged by Gemze De Lappe at the MUNY in St. Louis and with the Reagle Players in Massachusetts. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA) Founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence.

Stage Management

JOHN W. CALDER, III (Production Stage Manager) an Equity member since 1981. Tours of: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Disney’s High School Musical, A Chorus Line (Donna

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profiles McKechnie), Dreamgirls (Jennifer Holliday), Bombay Dreams, The King and I, 42nd Street, South Pacific, Hello, Dolly! (Madeline Kahn), The Sound of Music (Debby Boone), Nicholas Hytner’s Carousel (Patrick Wilson), Harold Prince’s Show Boat, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof (Theodore Bikel), Regional productions of Anything Goes (Chita Rivera), Into the Woods (Brian D’Arcy James), The Secret Garden (Patty Cohenour, Mark Jacoby). Danny Glover, Madonna, Muhammad Ali, Gwen Verdon, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, Julie Andrews. Musical Theater collector (10,000+ recordings). WILLIAM GILINSKY (Stage Manager) is a proud member of AEA and happy to be returning to Atlanta to work with TOTS. As a Stage Manager, Bill has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, in Europe and Asia, and has toured in over 25 national touring companies throughout North America. Go Braves! Rebecca S. Fleming (Assistant Stage Manger) With TOTS: Annie. Other regional credits: Nine productions at Paper Mill Playhouse including Kiss Me Kate, Cinderella, and Hello Dolly!, Beau Jest (What Exit?, N.J.), and one season with Colorado Shakespeare Festival. New York credits: Playwright’s Horizons, The York, Pearl Theatre Company, DR2 Theatre. Member Actors Equity.


RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN (composer & librettist/lyricist) After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer, 1902-79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist, 1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in the American musical theatre. Oklahoma!, the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, was also the first of a new genre, the musical play, blending Rodgers’ sophisticated style of musical comedy (which he had perfected in a 25-year partnership with lyricist Lorenz Hart) with Hammerstein’s innovations in operetta (conceived in collaboration with such composers as Sigmund Romberg, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml and Jerome

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Kern.) Oklahoma! was followed by Carousel (1945), the movie State Fair (1945; remade 1962; Broadway premiere, 1996); Allegro (1947), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Me and Juliet (1953), Pipe Dream (1955), the TV musical Cinderella (1957; remade 1965, 1997); Flower Drum Song (1958) and The Sound of Music (1959). AGNES DE MILLE (Original Choreographer) was born in Harlem in 1905, but moved with her family to Hollywood when she was still a young girl. After training as a dancer, she soon became a choreographer as well. In 1939, she joined the American Ballet Theatre, where she created her first ballet, Black Ritual the following year. In 1942, she created Rodeo for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Three Virgins And A Devil for the American Ballet Theater. Also that year, she was asked by Rodgers and Hammerstein to create the dances for what would become their ground‑breaking musical play, Oklahoma! Over the next two decades, De Mille went on to choreograph such landmark Broadway musicals as One Touch of Venus, Carousel, Allegro (which she also directed), Brigadoon, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Paint Your Wagon, Goldilocks and Juno. (She also recreated her dances for Oklahoma! in the 1955 film version.) Also in the late ‘40s she furthered her innovative style with the ballets Tally-Ho and Fall River Legend. In 1952, she published the first volume of her autobiography, “Dance to the Piper;” she would eventually go on to publish nine more books. One of her last public appearances was to accept a special Tony Award for Oklahoma! at the June 1993 ceremonies; Agnes de Mille died in October of that year.


NORB JOERDER (Director) His work can be seen from Broadway to regional theaters across America and to European and International productions. He reunited Robert Goulet and Camelot for a critically acclaimed revival on Broadway and a record breaking National tour. He also staged the Richard Harris International Camelot that toured Australia and Europe. In New York, he has

profiles directed and choreographed revivals of 42nd Street with Jerry Orbach and Tammy Grimes, La Cage Aux Folles with Gene Barry and Lee Roy Reams, Gypsy with Lanie Kazan, Guys and Dolls with Vic Damone, The Music Man with John Schneider, Annie Get Your Gun with Andrea McArdle and My Fair Lady with Michael Moriarty. Regionally, he has worked for Theater Under The Stars in Houston, the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Dallas Summer Musicals in Dallas, and Music Fair Productions in New York and Pennsylvania. He has also staged over 25 musicals for The Jupiter Theatre and Richard Akins Productions of Jupiter, Fla. For his work there, Norb was nominated over 12 times and received the Carbonell Award for excellence in theater in southern Florida. GEMZE de LAPPE (Choreographer) has had an extensive career as a dancer, teacher and choreographer, which has spanned all forms of theater and dance. As a schoolgirl, she trained with the Michel Fokine Ballet and Isadora Duncan School under Irma Duncan. At an early age, she became one of the leading members of the Agnes de Mille Dance Theatre Company. On Broadway, she was the premiere dancer in productions of Oklahoma!, Carousel, Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon (for which she received the Donaldson Award). De Mille called her “one of the finest interpreters of her [de Mille’s] work.” De Lappe also appeared in The King and I for Jerome Robbins, both in the original Broadway production and film, as King Simon of Legree. She has danced with the American Ballet Theatre in leading roles including Lizzie Borden in Fall River Legend, French Ballerina in Gala Performance, as well as Billy The Kid and Fancy Free, receiving superlative critical notices. De Lappe has restaged many Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals internationally, including Japan – the Takarazuka Co., Antwerp and Munich Volksoper, and did her own choreography in revivals of Finian’s Rainbow, South Pacific and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She shifted to film to choreograph Justine for 20th Century Fox, assisting George Cukor. She received the highest critical acclaim for her performances as The Maid in the Broadway production of The Gorey Stories at the Booth

Theatre. Gemze de Lappe is a Professor Emeritus at Smith College. She received an honorary degree, the Doctor of Fine Arts, from Niagara University in 1989. In Oct. 2007, she received an honor for Excellence in Theatre from the Tony Award Committee. ROBERT STRICKLAND (Musical Director/ Conductor) has been playing piano around Atlanta, Ga., since 1975, musically directing, arranging, orchestrating and conducting. June of 2007 he conducted Dreamgirls for TOTS with Jennifer Holliday and again in October for Theater Under the Stars in Houston, as well as Annie at the FOX this past January. Robert has played in the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, the Atlanta and the Alabama Symphony. This included concerts featuring Joni Mitchell, Lena Horna, Diane Schurr, Fred Travellino, Brian Wilson and other acts. Robert played off and on for 19 years for both Atlanta Ritz Carlton’s, MC’d and led the Hollywood HIlls Orchestra in a tour across the United States from 19992001. He has also accompanied countless Atlanta chanteuses and chanteurs, and did a seven year stint as music director at Libby’s Cabaret. Robert is happy to be returning to the Fox in TOTS’s production of Oklahoma. MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Set Designer) recently created the sets for Ella, a new musical about Ella Fitzgerald, and the critically acclaimed production of 1776 for Goodspeed Musicals. He designed the American premier of Frank McGuinness’ The Bird Sanctuary for Pittsburgh Public Theatre (starring Elizabeth Franz and Hayley Mills) as well as the critically acclaimed productions of Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories (starring Lynn Redgrave) and Joe Sutton’s Restoring The Sun. Michael designed the set for Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy directed by JoAnne Woodward. Other credits include All Under Heaven (starring Valerie Harper) and Tallulah Hallelujah (starring Tovah Feldshuh). Upcoming projects include Big River for Goodspeed Musicals and the new Duncan Sheik/ Kyle Jarrow musical Whisper House. Online portfolio at: KIRK BOOKMAN (Lighting Designer) New York productions: What Then, Ohio Theater, The Cook at Intar Theatre 53, Recent Tragic

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profiles Events at Playwrights Horizons (starring Heather Graham), Shangai Moon at Drama Department. (starring Charles Bush). For the National Actors Theatre/Brodaway: The Sunshine Boys (Jack Klugman and Tony Randall), The Gin Game (Julie Harris and Charles Durning), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Right You Are. For the Irish Rep: Bedbound, Playboy of the Western World, Eclipsed, and two productions directed by Tony Walton, The Importance of Being Earnest and Major Barbara. Other New York productions include Mondo Drama, Havana is Waiting, Force Continuum, My One Good Nerve (starring Ruby Dee), The Green Heart at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Shawl, Rude Entertainment, The Book of Liz (David and Amy Sedaris), Les MIZrahi (Isaac Mizrahi), Hope is the Thing with Feathers, As Thousands Cheer, and June Moon. Regionally, Mr. Bookman has designed at such notable theaters as Goodspeed Opera House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Geva Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, and Santa Fe Stages. Ballet credits include English National Ballet, Santiago Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet. Thomashefsky, Of Thee I Sing, Oedipus Rex, Nightingale, A Flowering for the San Francisco Symphony. Most recently: A Flowering Tree, directed by Peter Sellars. PETER FITZGERALD (Sound Designer) is pleased to be teamed with Erich Bechtel to design the sound for the 2008 TOTS Production of Annie directed by Norb Joerder. Currently designing the sound and coproducing a new musical Just Another Man starring Clint Holmes. Past designs: The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse, Evil Dead the Musical, Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out, Ring of Fire, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, City of Angels, Gypsy, Falsettos, Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Will Rogers Follies, M. Butterfly, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil’s Who Wrote That, Swing, Minnelli on Minnelli with Liza, Dream, Threepenny Opera with Sting, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Noted plays: The Odd Couple, M. Butterfly, Stones in His Pockets, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and A

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Thousand Clowns. Mr. Fitzgerald is President of Sound Associates, Inc. a premier provider of sound and video systems to the theater. Peter and wife Maritza are the proud parents of daughters Lori and Mallori. ERICH BECHTEL (Sound Designer) is pleased to be working with Peter Fitzgerald and Theater of the Stars again. In New York City, Erich has created theatrical sound designs for Broadway and off-Broadway shows as well as a number of regional and touring productions. As a principal in the New York based company Audible Difference Inc., he also successfully has executed designs both nationally and internationally for large scale corporate and televised events. JEFFREY MEEK (Costume Designer) has been resident costume designer for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma for nine years. He served as Principal Costumer, designing over 50 productions for the internationally recognized Ohio Light Opera. A native of Texas, he has worked with such companies as The Point Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, Carpenter Square Theatre, The Eastman School of Music, The Fresh Ideas Company of Pasadena, Calf., Colossal Studios in Orlando, Fla., and for the past three seasons designing A Very Merry Pops with The Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Jeffrey has served as costumer for Tulsa Opera, Stage One in Wichita, Kansas and this past winter costumed A Christmas Carol for Casa Manana Theatre in Ft. Worth, Texas. LYRIC THEATRE (Costume Company) Founded in 1963, Lyric Theatre is Oklahoma’s only professional year-round musical theatre company. For 45 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites. Beginning in the summer of 2002, Lyric Theatre moved its summer season from the Oklahoma City University campus to the newly renovated Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Lyric productions include the best of classic, modern, artistic, and family theatre performed for an audience of over 50,000 people.

profiles BILL NEWBERRY (Children’s Musical Director) is excited to be a part of yet another season of TOTS magic. A native Atlantan, Bill is a singer, actor, music director, vocal coach, and the “kid guy” for Theater of the Stars. Recent credits include the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Patrick Cassidy and Amy Adams, TOTS productions of Disney’s High School Musical (world stage premiere), The Wizard of Oz, and Annie, cabaret performances all around Atlanta, and theatre camps and workshops around the country. He is excited to be reunited with Norb, Chris and Nick on one of his favorite shows. Bill has a passion for helping children reach for their dreams in theater, and has seen his students go from voice lessons in his living room to American Idol, the Broadway stage, film and beyond. He sends out love to his wife, Pam, his amazing kids, Brent and Gillian, and hopes you enjoy the show. BARRY MOSS, C.S.A. and BOB KALE (Casting) Broadway includes August Wilson’s King Hedley II, Titanic, Little Women, Souvenir, Jekyll & Hyde, Crazy For You, Scarlet Pimpernel, The Life, How To Succeed …, An Inspector Calls and the upcoming A Tale of Two Citie s– The Musical. Off B’-way: Three Mo’ Tenors, Noel Coward In Two Keys, and Avow amongst many others. Feature Film and Television includes: Little Nicky, Big Daddy, Sesame Street, Sally Hemmings, Dominick and Eugene, Cosby Show, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, N.Y. voice casting for Beavis and Butthead Do America, The Quest for Camelot and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan starring Adam Sandler.


BRIAN D. FREY (General Manager) Mr. Frey’s career in live theatrical entertainment spans well over 21 years and thousands of miles around the world, from cruise line theme park, and ice show entertainment to touring Broadway shows. He has been privileged to work onstage as a performer as well as behind the scenes as a

production manager, lighting designer and pyrotechnician throughout his professional career. He was the associate lighting designer for the renovation of the historic U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego and spent 2 years as the project technical coordinator for Cirque du Soleil and Celebrity Cruises’ Bar at the Edge of the Earth. He has been a proud member of the I.A.T.S.E., the union of professional stage employees for over 18 years. Celebrating 2 years as the GM of Theater of the Stars, he invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy our 56th Season of Musicals. JOHN R. EDKINS (Technical Director) has worked with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera for over 15 years, 10 of them as their Production Supervisor. He owns JE Scenic Technologies, Inc., a theatrical scenic production services and storage company. The company designs and constructs everything from sets for television news rooms to grand scale operas. Nationally and internationally, John was Production Supervisor for The Phantom of the Opera and Cabaret. He is one of three technical supervisors who oversee all new productions for Cameron Mackintosh’s office.


ATLANTA’S THEATER OF THE STARS (Producer) marks its 56th year of continual operation. Founded in 1953 as Theatre Under the Stars, the company produced musicals each summer at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Christopher B. Manos, Producer, has been with the company since 1960. During the 1960’s and 1970’s the company began presenting plays, operas and ballets. In 1970, the company officially became Theater of the Stars and began presenting its summer musicals indoors, first at the Atlanta Civic Center and then at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The organization continues to pursue its artistic mission of responding to the theatrical needs of the community through the preservation, recreation and development of the American musical.

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Producer..............................Christopher B. Manos General Manager............................... Brian D. Frey Production Stage Manager.............John W. Calder, III Assistant Stage Manager.........Rebecca S. Fleming Assistant to Choreographer..............Elena Zahlmann Rehearsal Pianist....................... Jane Frackenpohl Associate Lighting Designer.................... Jada Cox

President.................................... Nicholas F. Manos Casting Associate . ......... Barry Moss, CSA & Bob Kale Stage Manager...............................William Gilinsky Dance Captain............................... Elena Zahlmann Musical Director/Conductor.............. Robert Strickland Children’s Musical Director...................... Bill Newberry

Production Assistants: Simone Baskerville, Stephen Jones, Michael Wolmer

CREW Head Carpenter....................... Stephen T. Cooksey Assistant Electrician.......................... Chris French Assistant Sound/Monitors..................Jason Lewis Wardrobe Supervisor........................... Jean Evans

Head Electrician....................... James Dornemann Head Sound Engineer/Mixer.............. Dennis Craig Prop Head......................................... Rich Aversa Wig & Hair Supervisor...................... Diane Spence

OTHER CREDITS Marketing............Karen Hatchett, The Glen Agency Advertising Design..............Keyboard Composition Payroll............................ Castellana Services, Inc. Sound Equipment...................... Sound Associates

Program Design.........................................Encore Trucking.....................................................xtreme Lighting Equipment........................................ PRG Rehearsal pianos.............Steinway Piano Galleries

The actors & stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors & stage managers in the United States.

Special thanks to:

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

Hotel Indigo

Backstage and front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. Musicians employed in this production are represented by the American Federation of Musician’s of the United States and Canada.

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Extended Stay Hotel Enterprise Car & Truck Rental Riccola, USA The Atlanta Ballet The Atlanta Opera Road Rebel Atlanta Health Fitness Center Midtown

THEATER OF THE STARS BOARD OF TRUSTEES James C. Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman John C. Breckenridge, Joe Hall, Virginia Hepner, Aaron J. Johnson, Ingrid Saunders Jones, Henri Jova, John McColskey, Adam Orkin, Dennis Reagan, Dr. John E. Skandalakis, Dom H. Wyant, David Yu, William Orkin: (Emeritus), Glen P. Robinson: (Emeritus), Dr. Robert L. Bunnen: (Emeritus)


Christopher B. Manos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Producer Nicholas F. Manos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President 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 Melaine Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Development Grant Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer Henry Rowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Glenn Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Thomas Pinckney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Projects Coordinator Tanya McKinley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bookkeeper Linnette Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant Sam Patton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant Nina Sarokin Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant


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 nu­mer­ous civic awards, including the Atlanta Critics Award for the de­vel­op­ment of the art of the­ater 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 Fes­ ti­val – just to name a few! During the early months of the Woodruff Arts Center, Mr. Manos was responsible for 12 pro­duc­tions of theater, ballet and opera in that facility. Mr. Manos is a member of the League of American Theatres and Producers, the Independent Presenters Network and the National Al­li­ance of Musical Theatre Pro­duc­ers. In 1999, 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. This year, Mr. Manos was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the League of American Theatres and Producers. 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. His business career spans two decades in sales management with a multi-national employee benefits company. In the fall of 2000, he returned to Atlanta to become the managing director of Theater of the Stars. Since 2000, 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 Disney's High School Musical, the co-production of Big River, The King And I with Sandy Duncan, and Bombay Dreams. He also is the founder of the Junior Theatre Festival, an event that takes place every two years in Atlanta, and brings drama students from all over the country together to perform, learn and celebrate theater. Mr. Manos has served on the boards of the Houston Grand Opera and Theatre Under The Stars in Houston. He and his wife Laura have three children, Andy, Kate and Sam, and one dog, Peach.

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Theater of the Stars wishes to express its gratitude th to the Sponsors of its 56 Season:

The City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs Office of the Mayor

If you wish to support Theater of the Stars’ artistic contributions to our community, please send your tax deductible donation to:

Theater of the Stars P.O. BOX 11748 Atlanta, GA 30355

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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 2008-2009. Presenting Sponsor William B. Orkin (Oklahoma!) Presenting co-Sponsors The Coca Cola Company (The Color Purple) Missie and Joe Hall in honor of Jack Wall (Les MisĂŠrables) star circle Anonymous (4) Don and Amy Barnette Eugenia L. Battle W. Douglas and Mickey J. Benn Mr. and Mrs. Fred Betts Shirley Blaine Bette Rose Bowers James and Diane Brock Dr. Harold J. Brody Phillip and Vanessa Corbin Mr. and Mrs. Tom Claugus Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Cox Janice and Douglas Edman Christopher and Sonnet Edmonds Alan and Susan Eisen Dr. and Mrs. G.B. Espy Jim and Beth Ferguson Rick and Elaine Foley

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Summer is the perfect time for families to venture past the city limits and take advantage of what there is to do right outside of Atlanta. Off-the-beaten-path yet easy to get to, these greater Atlanta getaways are worth a trip:

Special Summer Events: At Etowah’s “Day of Discovery” (June 7), archaeologists Adam King and Kent Reilly will perform non-evasive archaeological work and talk about recent findings at the site. The mounds also will host “Indian Flute and Dancing” (June 28) with Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat. Visitors are invited to come out in August for demonstrations of “Flint Knapping” (Aug 30), the making of stone tools. info/etowah

Gone With the Wind Movie Museum: Scarlett on the Square, Marietta Exhibit clerk Tiffany Floodquist explains her passion for all things Gone With the Wind in three words: “I’m from Georgia!” 32 Encore Atlanta

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Etowah Indian Mounds, Cartersville On the north side of the Etowah River is all that remains of an ancient Native American city: six flat-topped earthen mounds, a defensive ditch, two “borrow pits,” a moat and a ceremonial plaza. Home to the Etowah Indian tribe between 900 and 1550 A.D., the site is visited by more than 40,000 people annually. Walk through the park’s museum, enjoy a picnic or relax by the treelined riverbank (if the water is low, look for the ancient fish trap). You might see artist Drew Moates by the river, carving a dugout canoe in the traditional fashion – using seashells. When completed, Moates’ “dugout project” will become a museum piece.

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Floodquist also reveals, ironically, that the collection displayed on Marietta’s historic square belongs to a Yankee. Chris Sullivan of Akron, Ohio, began compiling the memorabilia as a child and entrusted his many artifacts to the city of Marietta in 2003. Highlights include the ivory silk Bengaline gown worn by Vivien Leigh in the film, original movie scripts and a ticket to the premiere at Loew’s Grand Theater in December 1939. Special Summer Events: The 4th of July “StarSpangled Scarlett Weekend” (July 4-6) will bring together five original cast members – the largest gathering of Gone With the Wind’s actors in almost 20 years. Events will include a 1940s-themed dinner and dance, and autograph and photo opportunities.

Southeastern Railroad Museum

Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth Considered Georgia’s official transportation history museum, visitors will see diesel and steam locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, cabooses and more. The museum showcases more than 90 pieces of rolling stock, including Superb, the Pullman car that took president Warren G. Harding cross-country in 1923. Outside, visitors ride in cabooses behind vintage diesel locomotives on the museum’s operating railway. Special Summer Events: “Locomotive Celebration!” (June 7-8) will include locomotive tours and a scavenger hunt. At “Trains, Trucks, and Tractors” (July 12-13), guests will be invited to explore visiting tractors and trucks.

Kangaroo Conservation Center, Dawsonville Head north to see the largest collection of kangaroos outside of Australia – in Dawsonville. Bred and cared for by Roger and Debbie Nelson and their staff, the kangas number over 300. Kangaroo Conservation Center “After you’ve worked here for a while, you can tell them all apart,” said Margaret Bowen, one of the center’s animal keepers. The site also is home to exotic birds, lizards and plants, and includes a butterfly garden, nature trail and space for boomerang demonstrations. For events, visit Katie Main is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Tallahassee and Emerald Coast magazines. 34 Encore Atlanta

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Preserving the Future

The League of Historic Theatres begins ‘Thinking Outside the Fox’ next month The castles that once lined Peachtree Street vanished long ago. So did the Loew’s Grand, where Gone With the Wind premiered. The Fox Theatre was scheduled for demolition in 1974, but an ardent civic campaign raised the funds to purchase the historic building and established Atlanta Landmarks Inc. to restore and manage the nonprofit theater. Unlike many non-profits, The Fox Theatre makes money. For the past 30 years, it has operated in the black. In 2007, Venues Today ranked it the No. 1 venue in America for its size in terms of box office revenue and attendance. 36 Encore Atlanta

Pollstar Magazine ranked it No. 5 in the world for ticket sales. Because it attracts up to 4,674 people per show, the Fox also has helped revitalize Midtown Atlanta, which was a ghost town in the mid-1970s. The audience needed places to eat and drink before and after the show besides the Varsity, so new restaurants opened and flourished. Major shows attracted people who lived far outside the metro area; their need for a place to stay helped support new hotels. In this way, the Fox Theatre not only is an iconic landmark, it is an example of how historic preservation

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“Here’s [one of] your most profitable theaters in the world, and it’s in Atlanta.” – Molly Fortune, restoration director, Fox Theatre Preservation Department

can transform a community. “It shows that [theaters] can be an economic driver in your neighborhood” says Molly Fortune, restoration director for the Fox Theatre’s Preservation Department. “When you tear something like the Fox down, you’ve torn down more than a historic building, you’ve torn down the soul of the community. It’s an event, coming to a historic building [for a show].” Fortune sits on the board of the League of Historic American Theatres, which is holding its 32nd annual conference and theater tour at the Fox from July 16-19. Titled “Thinking Outside the Fox,” the conference will showcase and celebrate the salvation of the Fox and theaters like it throughout the U.S. and Canada, and examine their roles as catalysts for cultural and economic development in their communities. “Here’s [one of ] your most profitable theaters in the world, and it’s in Atlanta,” Fortune says. “We have an incredible theater culture here; I just want to celebrate that. And we’re run by a not-for-profit, we’re not run by a management corporation ... that’s huge.”

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The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival kicks off at the Fox Theatre this month, bringing classic and contemporary films to the historic movie palace. Traditionally, “Mighty Mo” organ sing-a-longs and classic cartoons have preceded the films. Now, wine tastings do as well. This summer’s schedule includes Ben Hur, No Country For Old Men and Casablanca. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Movie tickets are $7; wine tasting tickets are $10; special $5 parking will be offered around the Fox in designated lots. For schedules and more information, visit To purchase tickets, visit or call 404881-2000.

The kids are out of school, the weather’s warm; now is the time to hit the beach. If last year’s duds are looking a bit tatty, treat yourself to a new maillot from Lisa Curran Swim. Bikinis, tankinis and one-pieces ($165) play homage to ’70s glamazons with leopard prints, sexy cuts and Lucite accents. Cover up with crochet or A-line skirts ($90-$125), or one of the line’s bohemian dresses ($140-$230). WHERE TO BUY Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza, 3440 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-261-7234; or online at

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Stumped about what to get dad this Father’s Day? Check out The Spoon Sisters’ online store ( Have a practical dad? Get him DIY Quick Fix – Problem Solving Techniques for Repairing and Improving Your Home ($20) or the Handyman’s Helper Magnetic Wristband ($19.95). Have a playful dad? Get him Frozen Smiles Denture Ice Cube Trays ($7.50), Tattoos for the Elderly ($6.95) or a book like The Disorderly Compendium of Golf ($13.95). Other items include sterling silver tie tack/lapel pins and cufflinks shaped like stethoscopes or 45 RPM record inserts ($38.95-$120) and an aerodynamic Senz Umbrella ($55$65), which maintains its shape in harsh weather conditions.

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F O R YO U R I N F O R M AT I O N 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 theater. 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 404.817.8700 or 404.249.6400, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office in person during regular Box Office hours. You may purchase tickets for a particular nights performance that night only until 8pm at the box office. 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 theaterrelated 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 theater. 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 of 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, theater 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 404.817.8700. 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.

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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 theaters, 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. 44 Encore Atlanta

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Encore Atlanta June 2008 FOX  

Encore Atlanta is the official program for the Fox Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In this issue: Oklahoma!