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Features

The Performance

8 ’Trust In Your Song’

15 Program and notes

12 The Color Purple’s

Departments

How Spamalot’s Lady of the Lake found her grail. Liberated Lady Taprena Augustine (Shug Avery) returns to Atlanta.

42 Information 44 Staff/Etiquette 60 The Buzz

46 Fox Fun Facts

How much do you know about the Fox Theatre’s history?

48 Living the Dream(coat)

Anthony Federov on overcoming adversity, “American Idol” and why he loves playing Joseph.

52 MODA Moves Into Midtown

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Caroline Bowman as the Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot.

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‘trust in Your song’ How Spamalot’s Lady of the Lake found her grail By Kristi Casey Sanders

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nstead of taking an internship the summer between her junior and senior years in college, Caroline Bowman decided to go to New York. “I made a pact to myself that I would go to any [audition] I was right for,” Bowman says. She auditioned for the role of Carmen Diaz in FAME — The Musical and Rizzo in Grease. “I ended up booking both jobs — which was awesome — but it put me in a bit of a pickle,” she says. FAME was scheduled to tour China for three months, followed by a one-month engagement of Grease — in Istanbul, Turkey. There was no way she’d be able to start her senior year at Penn State University on time. Luckily, she was able to work out a way she could miss a little school and graduate on time.

In China, she found that audiences followed a particular protocol. “They were very quiet during the show,” Bowman explains. “But at the end, they just erupted.” Every week, the show traveled to a new city. The highlight was Beijing, Bowman says, and seeing the Great Wall of China. A few days after graduating, Bowman flew to Turkey. The theater in Istanbul was an outdoor arena that doubled as a concert venue. “One night they tore down our set and Rihanna came in and performed on our stage,” Bowman remembers. From the stage, she could see the moon and its reflection on the Bosphorus, the body of water that separates Europe from Asia. Less than a year out of college, Bowman is on the road again. This time she’s in the national tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot.

“If you trust in your song/Keep your eyes on the goal/ Then the prize you won’t fail/That’s your grail.” — Lady of the Lake, “Find Your Grail,” Monty Python’s Spamalot Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 9


going to happen and where the grail is. And one of her goals is to get King Arthur to marry her.” Although she knew of the Monty Python comedy troupe before joining Spamalot, she didn’t much care for the style. But her love of the show has transformed her into a big fan. “It’s kind of brilliant how simple the humor is,” she says. “People leave the show whistling and singing and feeling good. I think that’s what people want in their lives right now. I think 10 EncoreAtlantA.com

that’s one of the reasons why the show is so successful.” “Lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot opened on Broadway in 2005. Directed by Mike Nichols, it received 14 Tony Award nominations and won three, including Tony Award for Best Musical. Its initial run grossed more than $175 million dollars, played more than 1,500 performances and was seen by more than two million people. The Lady of the Lake spends a lot of time offstage, but when she does appear, she makes a huge impact. Especially during the second act’s show-stopping “Diva’s Lament,” a solo number Bowman relishes. “It’s nothing but me and my vocals,” she says. “Every time I walk out on that stage, I get to make it mine. It’s empowering, and I feel like I’ll come out of this role with a new sense of confidence and power in what I have to offer.” The original Lady of the Lake, Sara Ramírez, won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and went on to play the role of Callie Torres on “Grey’s Anatomy.” No one knows where Bowman will go from here. But if she follows her character’s advice to “trust in her song,” she’ll likely have many more opportunities to shine. Monty Python’s Spamalot plays the Fabulous Fox Theatre June 3-5.

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“It’s so cool seeing all these different theaters and how beautiful they are,” Bowman says. “We performed at the St. Louis Fox and it was gorgeous. … I’m excited to come to the Fox in Atlanta.” Bowman plays the Lady of the Lake, King Arthur’s spiritual guardian, a woman with her own agenda. “She is this fabulous diva who shows up to help King Arthur,” Bowman says of her character. “She has a lot of power because she knows everything that’s


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Taprena Augustine stars as Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

The Color Purple’s

liberated lady Taprena Augustine (Shug Avery) returns to Atlanta By Kathy Janich

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racious, Miss Celie’s work boots have covered a lot of ground since her story was first set to music at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre in 2004. The Color Purple followed its world premiere there with a 15-month Broadway run and a first national tour that lasted nearly three years. This edition, the second national tour, first kicked up dirt in Baltimore in March 2010. Its cast of 25 and accompanying crew get a respite when its windows are shuttered June 26 in Nashville (although 2012 bookings are promised). All told, some 1,400 audiences, give or take, have seen Miss Celie’s journey from down-andout 14-year-old to gray-haired entrepreneur. The show’s Atlanta homecoming is a bit of a trifecta: There’s its birth at the Alliance; the fact that it’s set in Georgia (from 1909 to 1949); and finally, there’s Taprena Augustine, who plays Shug Avery.


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BJÖRN HABER UND BJÖRK BOYETT mit

VLAD THE IMPALER WANKEL Fannnii Oopsaatli, Mooni Murikkikonnen and Ni-Jerkk Productions In association with

The Flying Finns Aerial Ballet, Rovaniemi Traffic Police, Border Guards for Christ and The International Friends of the Sauna Present

A Ruudo Kokki – Lapp Cheese Council Production Of Bin Faaarkrekkionʼs new Moosical

DIK OD TRIAANENEN FOL (Finns Ainʼt What They Used To Be) Book by

Bin Faaarkrekkion From an idea by

Sid, Coco and Edith Piaf Lyrics by

Hutti Jaarvennianen, Walli Maatritiiiaaaeenioon and

Jiggi Ni.

The story, in music and song, of Finlandʼs transformation from a predominantly rural agricultural base to one of the most sophisticated industrial and entrepreneurial economies in the world. 16 EncoreAtlantA.com 16 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


MUSICAL NUMBERS/CAST “These Little Finns Remind Me of You” “Milk It” “I Hear Your Nokia But I Can’t Come In” “Milk It (Reprise)” “It’s a Bleeding (Economic) Miracle!” “Foek You, Farmers” “Milk It (Finale)” THE ACTION TAKES PLACE ENTIRELY IN A SAUNA. DIK OD TRIAANENEN FOL WILL BE PERFORMED WITH THREE INTERMISSIONS: ONE EVERY TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS. Featuring the show-stopping, foot-stomping East Finland Moose Ballet — 45 magnificent creatures in high-stepping harmony. Believed to be the greatest display of horn ever seen on an American stage.

BIN FAAARKREKKION (Writer). Faarkrekkion’s career typifies the Finnish economic miracle. Born the son of a humble woodcutter, Bin worked his way up through shrubbery management to become Professorof Treadmill Dynamics at the University of Toooti, believed to be the 28th most northerly university in the world. “I have always been interested in the relatively rapid transition from a predominantly rural agricultural base to one of the most advanced industrial economies in the Western world, and one day in the sauna, it came to me: What a great subject for a musical.” RUUDI KOKKI (Producer). Like Bin Faaarkrekkion, Kokki’s life has had its twists and turns. He learnt his trade up country where he was, for a time, the 28th most northerly person in Finland. “My father was a humble woodcutter. But at these latitudes,where it is dark for half the year, this was a very dangerous business, as it was not always possible to see where the trees are falling — and one year my father brought down a huge spruce on top of his friend Nee-Wom, partly killing him.” Kokki’s father would never touch a tree again. He would hang about the cabin nursing his grief, rocking backwards and forwards and listening to the hated Swedish group Abba. “My loathing of Abba, and their enormous earnings, led me to my first musical venture, the formation of an alternative Finnish group: Udda. Two boys, two girls and, my master-stroke, one hermaphrodite, Ken-Angela Nuuti.” Udda’s problems are now well known. Shiiti refused to share a towel with Noggi, Bonk

complained that Tuulivaarskinonen’s name was bigger on the door and Ken-Angela turned out to be Norwegian. Kokki changed his name to Art Polaris and wrote Do Skleeezwiaanaenblon, an erotic opera set amongst the winkle pickers on Finland’s Baltic Sea coast. The show closed after only eight minutes. The sight of 94 aroused winkles was too much even for Helsinki’s liberal Ghooti Sponen newspaper. “Do Skleeezwiaaanaenblon gives Finnish erotic opera a bad name. I’ve seen more erotic activity at a builder’s yard.” Undaunted, Kokki set to work on an erotic opera set in a builder’s yard. Di Hoviekrekkertilllniamen, the story of a young female crane operator who pleasures herself during preliminary works connected with the extension of Helsinki’s Metro system, was an instant hit.“I discovered, for the first time, how many people were interested in the extension of the Metro system, and in the burgeoning Finnish economy generally.” Kokki set himself a new task, to represent this extraordinary economic transformation in music, dance, mime and magic. One night he was explaining his plans at the exclusive Sons of Humble Woodcutter’s Club in the chic Kongspalatzen, when a fellow diner pricked up his hears. His name was Bin Faaarkrekkion. The rest is history. DILLI AARNEN. Dilli, 43, began her career understudying Speeni Solkomen in The Keith Richard Story. She’s married to producer Mooni Moorikikinen but is having an affair with Ost Fwellok and Stubbi Bwenolllenson. She has won four Golden Nukkies. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17


CAST SWELL PEST. Swell is best known for his portrayal of Gossi Tweshonen, the unsighted bus driver in Finn TV’s hit series “Aaarghh! Villianomeniaanen Schiederrbobrana Ig” (“Watch Out!”). He lives in the woods many miles north of Helsinki in a house modelled on Steve Earle’s early hit “Guitar Town.” SAD AAARSE. As well as being Finland’s open unicycle champion, Sadd is a keen environmentalist, who believes that man has much to learn from the moose. “We think we have all the answers, but we don’t. If we did we’d have horns.” He has twice won the Shapeless Gray Thing of Tampere. THE HONNI OBIKKIONEN SINGERS. Twelve boys, seven girls and an ostrich who all met up at Utsjoki Cold Research Institute in the extreme north of Finland. “There was not much to do in the evenings but sneeze,” laughs Honni, now 57, “so we used to cheer everyone up with a few Leonard Cohen songs.They went down so well that we now do Tom Waits, Tibetan songs for the dead and Petula Clark.” A little-known fact about the Honni Obikkionen Singers is that they once had two ostriches in the team. STONG VATTIAAANIKKERA (MooseTrainer). Stong, twice winner of the most westerly man in Finland, grew up with moose.“Very often I would go down to breakfast and find moose in the kitchen, in the car and sometimes listening to the radio, dressed up to look like my mother and father.” During almost a decade of psychiatric treatment, Stong took up ballet as a way of dealing with what he called “bad thoughts.” The treatment worked, and Stong took, and on the third time passed, accountancy exams. He returned to the community and rose to become CEO and lifetime president of the Finnish Steel Corporation. What few people knew was that in the evening Stong was combining the two “loves of my life”: moose and ballet. Without anyone knowing, he hired a theatre and put on his very own creation, Moose Lake. As a result he was re-admitted to hospital where, despite everyone’s best efforts, he wrote and scored 12 more moose ballets. Now 88 years old and a trim 193 pounds, Stong believes his time has come. “For years I was laughed at. I only hope I will be again tonight.”

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TANAKA ING (Director). The only non-Finn in the company, Ing has a long history in experimental theatre, including Churchill’s History of the English Speaking People in mime, a salsa version of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and a puppet version of The U.S. Population Census of 1973. Agreat tennis lover, Ing went to Finland for a contemplation weekend and found himself hooked. “I love trees and always have, and in Finland there are something like a thousand trees for each person. I also like the bits in between them, which allow you to walk around the trees without hitting them. I hope I can do my bit to make the world sing along with the remarkable transformation from a predominantly conservative rural base to one of the most advanced industrial economies in the Western world.” Ing’s next project is to drain Lake Michigan for a day. Patrons are asked not to smoke or speak Swedish in the theatre. Please use cell phones whenever possible.

CREDITS Bicycle hire by O Vienhonhennin. Live chickens by Barry Vig. Cigarettes by De Mornay. Penises by Vic and Wilf. Miss Aarnen’s writing paper by Bureau de Monde. Animal costumes by Wolf out Fitz. Boys’ shackles by Chain-Me. Moose costumes by Rump’s Pelt. The producers, and their wives, wish to thank Olli Brun Executive Ski-Wear, The “VerriBig” Gold Watch Company, Bahama Villas, The Flying Butler, Chirac Champagne Cellars, The Sapphire Salon and Frank’s Viagra Warehouse. COME TO FINLAND If you’ve enjoyed this production, why not hop on a plane and see Finland for yourself? It is such a lovely place. (Mostly flat but with some raised bits.) Quite warm sometimes in the south, though on the whole colder in the north. There are some paper mills.The roads have relatively few bumps. All hotels have curtains. Things are very clean, but not pathologically so. It’s a great place for trees. Alongside the trees you will find other trees, which blend into a forest running for a thousand miles. If you’ve never seen a forest running, then Finland is the place for you.And don’t believe anyone who says you can’t get tomatoes there. Of course you can.


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THE CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)

Historian, French Guard, Minstrel, Brother Maynard.................. THOMAS DEMARCUS Mayor, Dennis ’Mother, Sir Bedevere, Black Knight, Prince Herbert’s Father....................................................... MATT BAN Patsy, Guard 2..................................................................................GLENN GIRON King Arthur...................................................................................... STEVE MCCOY Sir Robin, Guard 1...........................................................................MARTIN GLYER Sir Lancelot, The French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter........................................................ ADAM GRABAU Not Dead Fred, Nun, Prince Herbert..................................................... JOHN GARRY Sir Dennis Galahad, Concorde........................................................ JACOB L. SMITH The Lady of the Lake................................................................CAROLINE BOWMAN Sir Not Appearing, Monk.........................................................SHAUN PATRICK MOE God........................................................................................................ERIC IDLE French Guards................................................... CARL DRAPER, MICHAEL WARRELL Minstrels..........................STEPHEN CERF, JENNIFER CORDINER, MICHAEL WARRELL Sir Bors..........................................................................................STEPHEN CERF ENSEMBLE MATTHEW ALEXANDER, STEPHEN CERF, JENNIFER CORDINER, CARL DRAPER, WILLIAM HARRELL, MELISSA DENISE LOPEZ, SHAUN PATRICK MOE, LINDA NEEL, KeLEEN SNOWGREN TARA SWEENEY, MICHAEL WARRELL, JESSICA WOCKENFUSS UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.

For King Arthur — MATT BAN; For Lady of the Lake — KeLEEN SNOWGREN For Sir Lancelot et. al — STEPHEN CERF; For Sir Robin et. al — CARL DRAPER For Sir Dennis Galahad et. al — SHAUN PATRICK MOE; For Patsy — MICHAEL WARRELL For Sir Bedevere/Dennis’ Mother — WILLIAM HARRELL; For Historian/Minstrel — JOHN GARRY For Black Knight/ Prince Herbert’s Father — JACOB L. SMITH For Not Dead Fred/Prince Herbert — THOMAS DEMARCUS MUSICIANS Conductor/Piano — Kevin Casey Associate Conductor/Keyboard II — Nolan Bonvouloir Trumpet 1 — Andrew Hoesl Trumpet 2 — Emma Stanley Trombone — Alex Jeun French Horn — Ami Fields

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SCENES & MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I Scene 1: The Mighty Portcullis Scene 2: Moose Village “Fisch Schlapping Song”............................................ Historian, Mayor, Villagers Scene 3: Mud Castle “King Arthur’s Song”.............................................................. King Arthur, Patsy Scene 4: Plague Village “I Am Not Dead Yet”.............................. Not Dead Fred, Lance, Robin and Bodies Scene 5: Mud Village Scene 6: The Lady of the Lake and The Laker Girls “Come With Me”............................. King Arthur, Lady of the Lake and Laker Girls “The Song That Goes Like This”....................... Sir Galahad and Lady of the Lake Scene 7: The Knights “All for One”........................................ King Arthur, Patsy, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and Sir Bedevere Scene 8: Camelot “Knights of the Round Table”........................ Lady of the Lake, King Arthur, Patsy, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bedevere and The Camelot Dancers “The Song That Goes Like This (Reprise)”..................................Lady of the Lake Scene 9: The Feet of God Scene 10: Find Your Grail “Find Your Grail”.............. Lady of the Lake, King Arthur, Patsy, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bedevere, Knights and Grail Girls Scene 11: The French Castle “Run Away”................................... French Taunters, King Arthur, Patsy, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bedevere, French Guards and French Citizens ACT II Scene 1: The Mighty Portcullis Scene 2: A Very Expensive Forest “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”................Patsy, King Arthur, Knights and The Knights of Ni Scene 3: Sir Robin and His Minstrels “Brave Sir Robin”.......................................................... Sir Robin and Minstrels Scene 4: The Black Knight Scene 5: Another Part of the Very Expensive Forest “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway”.................................Sir Robin and Ensemble Scene 6: A Hole in the Universe “The Diva’s Lament”................................................................Lady of the Lake Scene 7: Prince Herbert’s Chamber “Where Are You?”.................................................................... ..Prince Herbert “Here Are You”...........................................................................Prince Herbert “His Name Is Lancelot”...................... Sir Lancelot, Prince Herbert and Ensemble Scene 8: Yet Another Part of the Very Expensive Forest “I’m All Alone”..................................................... King Arthur, Patsy and Knights “The Song That Goes Like This (Reprise)”............... Lady of the Lake and King Arthur Scene 9: The Killer Rabbit “The Holy Grail”................................... King Arthur, Patsy, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bedevere and Knights Finale “Find Your Grail Finale - Medley”.......................................... The Company

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who’s who STEVE McCOY (King Arthur) is happy to be a part of the Spamalot family. Steve recently starred in the national tour of Man of La Mancha and has been in numerous tours (performing in every state in the USA) including 42nd Street, Oliver, The Will Rogers Follies, and the European tours of Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady. He had the great pleasure of working on a Jerry Herman tribute in Los Angeles with theatre legends Carol Channing and Angela Lansbury. Favorite regional credits include Curtains (Frank Cioffe), Grey Gardens (George Gould Strong), La Cage (Georges) and the lead role in The Farnsworth Invention. Thanks to his old friends at Phoenix and, as always, this is for the loves of his life, Matt and the boys. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Lady of the Lake) is proud to be making her U.S. touring debut and to be a part of her third Phoenix production. Previous Phoenix Entertainment credits include the China tour of FAME – The Musical (Carmen Diaz) and the Istanbul, Turkey, production of Grease (Rizzo). Other recent credits include: Smokey Joes Café (Patti), Romance, Romance (Josephine/ Monica) and A Man of No Importance (Adele). To her amazing parents, family and friends: Thank you for always believing in me. A proud graduate of Penn State University with a BFA in musical theater. GLENN GIRON (Patsy) is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and attended the University of Oklahoma for two years. He is thrilled to make his touring debut in such a fun and exciting show! Credits include: Mungojerrie in Cats (Arizona Broadway Theater), Sugar (Westchester Broadway Theater), Swing!, The Who’s Tommy, and Seven Brides… (Lyric Theater of Oklahoma). New York: Gotta Dance and The Nutcracker Rated R. He would like to thank his family for all the love and support they give him! He owes all his success to you! ADAM GRABAU (Sir Lancelot) is a lifelong resident of central Maryland and has been featured at multiple regional theatres in the 24 EncoreAtlantA.com

Baltimore/D.C., area. Favorite credits include: Oklahoma! (Jud Fry), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), The Producers (Franz Liebkind), Noises Off (Lloyd) and Les Miserables (Grantaire/Bamatabois). He recently returned from three months in eastern China, where he appeared in Phoenix’s international tour of FAME – The Musical. He holds degrees in theater performance and arts administration from the Maryland Distinguished Arts Scholars Program. JACOB L. SMITH (Sir Dennis Galahad, Concorde) Originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jake is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Most recently, he performed in the 2010 Broadway Rising Stars concert at Town Hall in New York. Other New York credits include Paint Your Wagon (Mike Mooney) and Silk Stockings (Peter Boroff); he toured as The Man of Many Hats for ArtsPower’s From The Mixed-Up Files…. He would like to thank Sara, Mom and Dad, his “A’s” and of course, Big Guns upstairs. MATT BAN (Sir Bedevere, u/s King Arthur) is thrilled to be touring with Spamalot, one of his favorite shows of all time. Matt earned a BA in theater from Wagner College in New York City and has worked all over the country since his graduation in 2009. Favorite roles: Little Shop of Horrors (The Dentist), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Kiss Me Kate (Gangster #2), Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel), The Full Monty (Harold), and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The Big Bopper). Thanks to his wonderful family for their love and support, especially Monica. Much love to Erin. MARTIN GLYER (Sir Robin). Growing up in a home where Monty Python was a quotable staple, Martin has been training for this practically since birth. Recent credits include: Getting Even With Shakespeare (Hamlet), The Snow Queen (Troll), and Woody Allen’s Play it Again, Sam (Allan). Thanks to his friends and family for their


who’s who constant support and love. To the owl outside his window who woke him up early for this audition, thank you. JOHN GARRY (Not Dead Fred, Nun, Prince Herbert, u/s Historian/Minstrel) is elated to join the cast of Spamalot! A native of Forestburgh, New York, John recently graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in musical theater. Favorite credits include Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), and The Way of the World (Witwoud), among others. To my incomparable family, friends, and teachers – SO much love! THOMAS DEMARCUS (Historian, French Guard, Minstrel, Brother Maynard) Nat’l tour: The Pajama Game (Hines). NYC: Iowa ’08 (Vineyard Theatre); Eggs (Provincetown Playhouse); For the Love of Miss Bishop (Algonquin). Other: How to Succeed, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie and the short film Gravy Train. Thomas is one-third of the creative team behind the acclaimed webseries “30/2010”. He has never appeared on “Law & Order,” his favorite color is blue, and he loves bookshops. For Mom, Dad, Forrest and TDLMFKVMUD. MATTHEW ALEXANDER (Ensemble) is thrilled to join the cast of Spamalot. Previous credits include: Bye Bye Birdie (national tour), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gateway Playhouse), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), The Drowsy Chaperone (George), Dames at Sea (Dick), Gypsy, Anything Goes, Jubilee at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas and singing aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. He is an Ohio native and has a BFA in musical theater from Point Park University. To Mom and Dad, thanks for all that you do. Proverbs 3:5-6 STEPHEN CERF (Ensemble, u/s Sir Lancelot) is thrilled to be a part of this Spamalot cast! Credits include: Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Joseph... Dreamcoat, West Side Story and Angels. Stephen has performed as a soloist

with the Boston Pops, and has toured internationally as a singer/dancer. He studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory, and would like to thank his family for their love and support. JENNIFER CORDINER (Ensemble) thanks Mom and Dad for putting their clumsy daughter in ballet class! Since then she has performed as a Radio City Rockette. National tours: Joseph...(Wife), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Liza); Regional: The Producers (Ensemble) and Anything Goes (Charity). Jen holds a BA in English from Rutgers University and has appeared on “Gossip Girl,” “Cashmere Mafia” and “Law & Order.” Love to family and friends and here’s to a fabulous run! CARL DRAPER (Ensemble, u/s Sir Robin) is so thrilled to be part of this production. Regional credits include shows with the Pittsburgh CLO, West Virginia Public Theater, Chicago Comedy Company, Jersey Productions and Interlakes Theater. Recent graduate of CCM. Other venues include the Cincinnati Pops and Spirit Cruises. Big love to the family and friends. WILLIAM HARRELL (Ensemble, u/s Sir Bedevere) is pleased to be on tour with Spamalot. Other national tours: Oliver! (Mr. Sowerberry). Favorite regional credits: Midsummer (Demetrius), Once Upon aMattress (Dauntless), West Side Story (Arab), My Three Angels (Alfred), The Fantasticks (Matt). Most recently from Philadelphia and a ’Bama native, Will would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support. Love to C&G. MELISSA DENISE LOPEZ (Ensemble) is excited to be in Spamalot for her first national tour. She hails from Miami, Fla., but now resides in New York City. Graduate of AMDA-New York. Regional credits: FanDance, The Producers, Will Rogers Follies and La Cage aux Folles. Film: When in Rome, The Regular & Chance Encounter. Love to my family, and Mommy you are still my hero! Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25


who’s who SHAUN PATRICK MOE (Ensemble, u/s Sir Galahad) is excited to be touring again, on his 3rd national tour! He’s been seen on tour with Oklahoma! (Slim, u/s Will Parker) and Crazy for You (Moose). Favorite roles: 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Chicago (Billy Flynn), I Love You...Change (Man #1) and Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). Shaun dedicates his performance to his parents for their endless support, and to Susan. Love to Mike, Shannon, Brian, Mark and Lawren. LINDA NEEL (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Spamalot! Linda has been dancing on both coasts in many musicals including Singin’ in the Rain, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Producers, and a brief stint in Istanbul, Turkey, with Grease. Linda is a proud alumnus of the Circle in the Square Theatre School and sends much love to her ever supportive group of family and friends. KeLEEN SNOWGREN (Ensemble, u/s Lady of the Lake), a Yankee Texan, is thrilled to be a part of Spamalot. National tour credits include The Will Rogers Follies (Z’s Favorite) and The Producers. She is honored to have performed in the final touring company of Hairspray as “Lou Ann” Social Chair. Favorite regional credits: Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Cabaret (Texas) and Das Barbecue. KeLeen would like to thank her family for continually supporting her through her crazy adventures. I love you all more than words can say! TARA SWEENEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of the national tour of Spamalot! A native of Kansas City, MO, Tara is a classically trained ballet dancer with a passion for musical theater. Favorite credits include: Guys and Dolls (Havana Specialty), European tour of Phantom of the Opera (Jeanne), Cats (Rumpleteazer), Steel Pier (Precious McGuire), Grease (Marty) and West Side Story (Velma). So much love to Mom and Dad. MICHAEL WARRELL (Ensemble, u/s Patsy) is excited to be a part of this fantastically funny and endearing show! Favorite credits 26 EncoreAtlantA.com

include FAME – The Musical (international tour), Grease (Istanbul), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (North Shore, Benjamin), Urinetown (Bobby Strong), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Boyet), Lippa’s The Wild Party (Oscar), and Songs for a New World (Man 1). He graduated in May ‘09 from Ball State University with a bachelor’s in musical theater. JESSICA WOCKENFUSS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of Spamalot! Recent credits include Holland America Cruise Line, Stiletto Entertainment; Theatre By the Sea: A Chorus Line, Hello, Dolly!, The Producers, George M!, Evita. Other credits: “Wild Country,” Hershey Park; Elon University: A Chorus Line, Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel, The Cherry Orchard. Maryland native, proud Elon ‘09 graduate and BTP Alum. Love to the family, DBS, Pod, fellow journeymen. ERIC IDLE (Co-creator of Monty Python, The Rutles, PythOnline, Spamalot, etc.) has been working with John Du Prez for 30 years. They began collaborating on The Life of Brian, wrote several songs together for The Meaning of Life, The Contractual Obligation Album and the best-selling Python CD Monty Python Sings! They wrote a musical for BBC Radio Four called The Back Page, about sex, royalty and cricket, and a musical version of Edward Lear’s The Owl and The Pussycat, which was published by Dove Books as a book and CD under the title The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat. In 1999 they began performing a series of live concerts, first at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, then on two tours of North America – Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python and The Greedy Bastard Tour (which became the best-selling book The Greedy Bastard Diary) in 2003. They released a CD of favorite music from places that don’t exist, The Rutland Isles, and have continued to release a series of unnecessarily rude songs for special occasions. In 2005, their musical Spamalot (directed by Mike Nichols) opened in New York and won a


who’s who Tony for best musical as well as a Grammy. Their collaboration continued with Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy) an oratorio based on The Life of Brian, which they have performed all round the world, most recently at The Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The DVD and CD are now available. They collaborated on What About Dick? (2007) – a film for radio starring Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Tracey Ullman and Tim Curry; Rutlemania, the Tribute Concert! (2008); and most recently An Evening Without Monty Python, which played to rave notices in Los Angeles and New York. Eric is proud to be playing God. JOHN DU PREZ (Music), a Trevelyan Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and associate of the Royal College of Music, he entered the film industry in 1978 composing additional music for Monty Python’s Life of Brian. This began a long association with Eric Idle, leading eventually to their writing partnership. He has scored more than 20 feature films including The Meaning of Life, A Private Function, A Fish Called Wanda, Once Bitten, UHF and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II, and III. Other Python projects include the Contractual Obligation Album, Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl and The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book. He was musical director for Eric Idle’s two North American stage tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003). MONTY PYTHON. Is he God or Godot, an agent of the devil or an agent of the William Morris Agency, or is he, as some have argued, a fictitious character invented in 1969 by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin in a desperate attempt to find a title for their rather silly TV show? Whatever the truth, he is the eponymous impresario who fronts “The Flying Circus,” The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, And Now for Something 28 EncoreAtlantA.com

Completely Different, and who appeared live at Drury Lane, City Center and the Hollywood Bowl. He has fronted numerous books including The Big Red Book and the Papperbok as well as many CDs, DVDs and matching ties and handkerchiefs. He is currently in retirement in an old jokes home near Dover, anxiously awaiting Nighthood and a Knightnurse. Further details: www.PythOnline.com MIKE NICHOLS (Director), formerly half of the legendary comedy team of Nichols and May, has been one of the leading directors of stage and screen for more than 30 years. Broadway directing credits include: Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing and Spamalot, all of which he was awarded Tony awards for best direction. Film credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate (Academy Award for best direction), Catch 22, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood, Working Girl, Postcards From the Edge, Regarding Henry, The Birdcage, Primary Colors, Closer and Charlie Wilson’s War. For HBO: Wit and Angels in America. Mr. Nichols has received the George Abbott Award, the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been honored by the Museum of Television and Radio and the Lincoln Center Film Society. BT McNICHOLL (Re-created Direction) recently staged the first international production of Billy Elliott. For Disney/Feld, he directed the first stage musical of Winnie the Pooh (now in its seventh year worldwide). Recipient of the Australian “Tony” for Cabaret (Mendes/Marshall), McNicholl is a BMI award-winning writer and lyricist of the critical success The It Girl. Associated with MGM’s theatrical division, he has also developed new work at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. With Eric Idle, McNicholl co-directed an all-new Monty Python revue in Los Angeles


who’s who and New York (2009). Other credits include 10 Broadway shows with directors Mike Nichols, Sam Mendes, David Hare, Stephen Daldry, and James Lapine, and hit productions for Goodspeed Opera House (2004 best musical), Dorset Theatre Festival (best production 2003) and Walnut Street Theatre.

Rob Marshall, Blake Edwards, Trevor Nunn, Jerry Zachs, Harry Connick, Jr., Casey Nicholaw, Dolly Parton, Lynne Page, and many more. He can be seen dancing in the films of A Chorus Line, Center Stage, PBS Great Performances of Contact and Crazy for You, the Tony Awards and numerous TV specials and commercials.

CASEY NICHOLAW (Choreographer) received 2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for his work on The Drowsy Chaperone, and 2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for best choreography for Monty Python’s Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols. Additional New York credits: For City Center Encores!, the highly acclaimed productions of Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction and choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) and Can-Can (musical staging); for N.Y. Philharmonic – Candide; South Pacific at Carnegie Hall (also on PBS Great Performances), Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way at Radio City Music Hall starring the world-famous Rockettes. Current projects include Robin and the 7 Hoods at the Old Globe this summer as well as the new musicals Minsky’s and Elf.

JAMES KRONZER (Scenic Design Modifications) resides in Washington, D.C., where he has designed shows for Washington Ballet, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theater, Woolly Mammoth and Studio Theatre, among others. His work has been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally in Philadelphia, San Diego, Atlanta, Denver, Florida, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boston, Vermont and Knoxville. His numerous national tours include The Wizard of Oz, Thomas Live!, Backyardigans, Showboat and Barbie Live! as well as a new musical for Disney called Twice Charmed. He has been design coordinator for the national tours of The Pajama Game for Phoenix and The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Fosse and Annie for NETworks. He also has designed shows for Norwegian Cruise Lines. He began his career as a design assistant for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theater in London. Awards he has received include eight Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) and two Barrymore Awards (Philadelphia). He is a member of United Scenic Artists. More of his work can be seen at www.jameskronzer.com.

SCOTT TAYLOR (Re-created Choreography) has supervised and performed in 12 original Broadway shows, including A Little Night Music, Broadway Bound, Spamalot, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Victor/ Victoria, Showboat, Crazy for You, CATS, Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol, Sinatra at Radio City, and A Little Night Music at the NYC and LA Opera. He has performed nationally in dozens of others and has been the dance supervisor and associate choreographer for productions in London, Japan, Australia, Canada, and Germany, most recently on Paradise Found in London with Susan Stroman and Hal Prince. Scott has assisted and worked closely with Susan Stroman, Stephen Sondheim, Mike Nichols, Chita Rivera, Hal Prince, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Kander and Ebb,

MIKE BALDASSARI (Lighting Design) is a Tony and Emmy-nominated lighting designer whose designs have been seen in more than 25 countries. Theatrical lighting for film: Nine, Sex and the City 2, Going the Distance, Neil Young’s Trunk Show. Co-designed the Broadway hit Cabaret (Tony nomination and Entertainment Design Award). Garth Brooks Live From Central Park (Emmy nomination). International: Beauty and the Beast, Europe; Blast II, Japan. Family entertainment: Yo Gabba Gabba Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29


who’s who Live! Off-Broadway: Bare, Jewtopia, Savion Glover. Tours: Ring of Fire, La Mancha, Will Rogers, Fame, Spider-Man, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Yeston’s Phantom. Concerts: Multiple Alice in Chains tours. Co-designed Neil Young’s Chrome Dreams worldwide. Lighting director: Neil’s Harvest Moon. www.mike-o-matic.com CRAIG CASSIDY (Sound Design) has been providing sound reinforcement for the theater for 25 years, designing sound for productions in the Unites States and around the world. Recent productions include A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Ring of Fire, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, Grease, The Will Rogers Follies, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fame and Phantom. Regional productions include: Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Crazy for You, Wuthering Heights, Jekyll and Hyde, and Follies. When he is not behind a sound console, you can find him sailing the Long Island Sound with his wife, Dina, and daughter Kealy. STEVEN M. BISHOP (Musical Supervisor) has composed three musicals and has written more than 50 reviews. He is the arranger/orchestrator for the upcoming Broadway show Genius and was the conductor for the first national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and musical director/ conductor for the off-Broadway run of Bingo! Other credits include Riverview (Goodman Theatre), Arthur (Marriott Lincolnshire), Evita (Jupiter Theatre) and the tours of Ziegfeld, Gypsy, Grand Hotel and Jolson: The Musical. His arrangements also have been heard on “The Today Show,” “AMC Discovery,” TNT’s “Nashville Now,” and he provided orchestrations for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Mr. Bishop has musically directed more than 125 productions, including five in Seoul, South Korea and is in constant demand as a vocal and audition coach. JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Supervising Musical Director) has toured the nation with Irving

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Berlin’s White Christmas, Spamalot, Evita and Cats. Regionally he has conducted productions of Maury Yeston’s Phantom (NCT), Cats (The MUNY), Singin’ in the Rain (Cape Fear Regional Theatre) and Joseph… Dreamcoat (Tarrytown Music Hall). He has served as associate musical director and pianist at the St. Louis MUNY for several productions including Beauty & the Beast, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady and Oklahoma! He is a former staff music director and coach for the vocal performance program at NYU where he conducted productions of Urinetown, 29 and The Boys From Syracuse. He holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and New York University. THE ROAD COMPANY (Exclusive Tour Direction) is pleased to continue its decadelong association with Phoenix Productions. Founded in 1997 by Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota, The Road Company’s past and present representation includes Wicked, Billy Elliot, Rock of Ages, Bring It On: The Musical, 9 to 5: The Musical, Grease, David Copperfield, The Vagina Monologues, The Graduate, Fame, Man of La Mancha and Phoenix Productions’ current tours of Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Color Purple. The Road Company is made possible by Magaly Barone, Shawn Willett, Jenny Kirlin, Justin Pifer, Clay Baker and Kate Anderson. STEPHEN B. KANE (Executive Producer) is delighted to be part of the Spamalot journey forward through North America. After completing degrees in both business and arts management, Mr. Kane spent the past three decades supervising every aspect of touring show business. He has mounted more than 70 Broadway musicals in North America and has produced and/ or managed major productions throughout Europe, South America and Asia. Mr. Kane’s current collaborations include The Color Purple, Rock of Ages, Fame throughout China’s mainland and Grease in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the CEO for Baker Park


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who’s who Associates, Inc., a theatrical management and consulting firm, a member of ISPA, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and was co-founder of both Phoenix Productions in North America and Phoenix Asia Group, a Singapore-based theatrical think-tank dedicated to networking production, marketing and entertainment investment opportunities throughout the Far East. For real adventure, he spends post-production time in sunny south Florida raising his 6-year-old sons, Andrew and Aidan. MICHAEL McFADDEN (Artistic Producer) is the co-founder and artistic director of Phoenix Entertainment. He has guided more than 70 major productions as producer and/or director in both the national and international touring entertainment industry. Productions include Godspell, Buddy, The Will Rogers Follies, Kopit and Yeston’s Phantom, Grease, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, Ring of Fire, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Color Purple. Michael has directed many musicals across many continents including the North American tours of Smokey Joe’s Café and The Pajama Game, 42nd Street in Seoul, Fame throughout China and Korea, Grease in Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Istanbul, and he devised and directed the international premiere of a new holiday musical titled Sing Along Santa. Following the launch of Monty Python’s Spamalot tour, Mr. McFadden will take charge of the upcoming North American tour of Rock of Ages and continue his development of BASSic RHYTHM, an original musical that explores the organic sound of the bass. When not traveling, Michael shares his quiet time with his wife, LeAnne, and their sons, Sam and Liam. PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is an established international theatrical producing and management enterprise founded by long-time colleagues Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden. Its mission is to develop, produce and present the very finest in touring Broadway musicals 32 EncoreAtlantA.com

and family entertainment. Throughout their three decades of theatrical success and industry partnership, the Phoenix team has delivered thousands of performances of more than 80 live productions on four continents. Since launching Spamalot and having recently helmed the critically acclaimed tours of Gypsy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Pajama Game, Phoenix is now globally represented with all-new productions of The Color Purple and Rock of Ages (North America), Fame (China) and Grease (Turkey). Team Phoenix also represents the Korean-language productions of Grease and Fame, both enjoying open-ended runs in Seoul. Under the direction of colleague Ellie Chung, their Singapore-based affiliate Phoenix Asia Group brings international booking, producing, presenting, classical-artist management and theatrical investment to the collective production and management capabilities of Phoenix Entertainment. www.phoenix-ent.com

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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 pro­duc­tions 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.

NICHOLAS F. MANOS President

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.

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Scott Bowker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Director Robert Browne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer Lena Carstens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Brian D. Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President/General Manager Marguerite Daniel Mancini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager Mary O’Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounting Manager Henry Rowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Glenn Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Linnette Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant 34 EncoreAtlantA.com


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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 encoreatlanta.com/offers. 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 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. kitchenandkegs.com. 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, einsteinsatlanta.com. M Garrison’s A neighborhood destination known for high quality food, generous portions and a comfortable setting. Superb wine and specialty cocktails compliment the highest quality seafood, 36 EncoreAtlantA.com

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, garrisonsatlanta.com. V 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, 404-249-9468; Alpharetta, 865 North Main St., 770-777-4127; Perimeter, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody, 770-3500134; Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd., 404233-0313, hudsongrille.com. 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, joesatlanta.com. 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, lenoxsquaregrill.com. 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, livingstonatlanta.com. 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, lobbyattwelve.com. M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, onemidtownkitchen.com. 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. tacomac.com. M Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M

American/steakhouse 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 the best burgers in town. 1600 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-3751, cowtippersatlanta.com. 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, centraarchy.com. P 38 EncoreAtlantA.com

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, centraarchy. com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. 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; ruthschris.com. 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, southcitykitchen.com. 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, ellishotel.com/terrace. D

asian fusion 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, h2sr.com. 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, 404-378-


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June 10 – 26, 2011 Atlanta Lyric Theatre is thrilled to announce Felicia Boswell starring as Mimi in our upcoming production of Rent. A Lyric veteran, Felicia is currently starring in the lead role of Broadway’s 2010 best musical Memphis! Following Rent, Felicia will star in the first national tour of Memphis! Rent is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini’s opera “La Bohème.” The musical follows a year in the lives of seven friends living in the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s Alphabet City located in the East Village. As the impoverished artists deal with their daily struggles, tragedy hits, and the love they share embodies their lives. The music, characters and story of Rent celebrate love, diversity and the power of friendship, as shown through the musical’s signature song, “Seasons of Love.” This blockbuster show will truly inspire and move any audience. (MATURE CONTENT NOT INTENDED FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

Book, Music & Lyrics By Jonathan Larson DIRECTED BY ALAN KILpATRICK

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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, sugarshackatlanta. com. B

brew pub/goUrmet pub fare Engine 11 Firehouse Tavern has a great menu and always has something special that isn’t on their regular menu. They carry an extensive draft beer selection that focuses on American Craft beers. Their selection does changes seasonally as more interesting beers make their way into Georgia. 30 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-873-FIRE. engine11.com. M 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, gordonbiersch.com. 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, tapat1180.com. 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, ecco-atlanta.com. M 40 EncoreAtlantA.com

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, h2sr.com. 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, h2sr. com. 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, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

seafood/sushi Coast Seafood and Raw Bar serves Atlanta’s freshest seafood and island cocktails. The menu incorporates classics including crab and corn hush puppies, a signature seafood boil, and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels; along with signature fresh catch entrees. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, 404-869-0777, h2sr.com. B Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P

steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404-385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B


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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 www.foxtheatre.org. 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.

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etiquette 1. Arrive early. If you are late, you may be held out or reseated until an appropriate time for you to get to your assigned seat. People who arrive late disturb the performers on stage and audience members. It is best to arrive about 30 minutes early so that you have time to purchase concessions, find your seat, and read the program before the show starts. 2. Take care of personal needs (drinks of water or restroom) because you should not leave your seat until the intermission or until the performance ends. 3. Please sit in the seat you are assigned so you do not cause confusion for other audience members. 4. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. You’ll be embarrassed if it goes off in the middle of a tense moment of the show and it will break the mood for everyone. We encourage you to share your experience at the Fox via social media, but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances; the glow from your device is distracting. 5. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theatre is never allowed as it is a distraction to those around you and a danger to the performers. 6. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 7. The sound system for each show is provided by the touring production. Unfortunately, many variables exist that may occasionally hinder sound quality. Please let an usher know if you are having trouble hearing. Adjustments may be able to be made or an assisted listening device can be provided. 8. Dear Lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of the people behind you. Please consider the people that will be seated behind you when choosing whether or not to wear a hat or what hair style you choose. 8. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. 9. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 10. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 11. If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 12. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Wait until it is over and then exit with the rest of the audience. 13. Just be courteous and everyone will enjoy the show. 44 EncoreAtlantA.com

The Fox Theatre

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

STAFF

Allan C. Vella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager Pat “Sunshine” Tucker . . . . . . . . . . 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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Fox fun facts: Movie Palace History

The Fox opened December 25, 1929, and tickets cost between 15 and 75 cents. Two shows were advertised — one at 1:30 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m. — and included Walt Disney’s cartoon Steamboat Willie and the feature film Salute. Song of the South premiered at the Fox Theatre November 12, 1946. Walt Disney came for the opening night. 46 EncoreAtlantA.com

The Fox was one of the first examples of theatres designed to accommodate wide screens. The screen was 80 feet wide, four feet wider than the Roxy Theatre in New York. The Fox Theatre was known as the “Disney Theatre” because it was the first theatre in Atlanta to screen Walt Disney Studio’s familyfriendly movies Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Lady and the Tramp.

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Atlanta’s Fox Theatre was one of five “Crown Jewel” Fox Theatres. The other four were located in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Detroit and St. Louis. All these theatres were atmospheric in their design and décor. Here are some other fun facts:


Living the dream(coat) Anthony Fedorov on overcoming adversity, ‘American Idol’ and why he loves playing Joseph ay whatever you will about “American Idol’s” musical quality, but there’s no denying the show’s success at turning unknown aspiring singers into stars. From Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson to Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry, pop culture’s last decade is riddled with “Idol’s” overnight successes. Anthony Fedorov, who came in fourth on the show’s fourth season, is not the first “Idol” finalist to make the transition to Broadway (Constantine Maroulis earned a Tony nomination for 48 EncoreAtlantA.com

his role in Rock Of Ages). But he is the most intriguing, thanks in part to an incredible backstory. Fedorov, now 26, was born in the Ukraine with a birth defect in his windpipe. He had a tracheotomy as a toddler, and doctors were skeptical he’d ever be able to speak, much less sing. Today, he admits that this potentially devastating experience gives him an added appreciation for the art. “I feel extremely blessed,” he says. “Not only did God decide to save me but he also gave me the gift of singing.

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followed, but it wasn’t until last year that he landed the part for which he is now best known, playing the lead in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. “This is my sixth time playing Joseph,” he says of the show’s current tour. “What makes this show special for me is that it allows me to live all my insecurities out loud, rejuvenating me and giving me strength to continue to push forward and fight for my dreams. Joseph goes through this incredible journey of first being on top, then being betrayed and crashing to the bottom, then coming 50 EncoreAtlantA.com

back on top bigger and better than ever. He has a special gift, and he never loses faith. I could definitely relate to Joseph’s story, and in his story I was able to find myself and gain new strength in my own life’s journey.” After the current tour is over, that journey will include the release of Fedorov’s first solo album, which he describes as a mixture between the arena rock of Daughtry and the alternative pop of Coldplay. He admits he’s extremely excited about the chance to strut his stuff as a songwriter and recording artist, but insists that he will continue to perform in musical theater. And with every step towards greater success, Fedorov remains thankful for the role “American Idol” played in his life. “If it wasn’t for my success on ‘American Idol,’ I’d probably still be singing in clubs and waiting for my big break. [It] opened a lot of doors and gave me an amazing platform to become a successful artist. ‘American Idol’ got my foot in the door,” he says with a thoughtful smile, “ and now it’s up to me to do the rest.” Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat plays the Fox Theatre June 21-26. Bret Love is the founder of ecotourism/ conservation site GreenGlobalTravel.com; the national managing editor of INsite magazine; and music editor for Georgia Music Magazine. He freelances for many national and international publications, and performs on numerous improv teams with Jackpie at Relapse Theatre.

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I get to wake up every single day and entertain people for a living, making them feel something using a voice that I wasn’t supposed to have. I’m very lucky.” That sort of humility made Fedorov an “Idol” fan favorite, but since leaving the show, he’s had to work hard to establish a stage career. With no previous theatrical experience, he landed a role in an off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks in 2007, and he’s been in love with musical theater ever since. Roles in Simply Ballroom and Cinderella soon


MODA moves into midtown

By Kristi Casey Sanders

The museum’s new midtown location is in the Atlanta Public Library building across the street from the High Museum of Art. The space, restored by architects Perkins+Will, features a clean, modern design with environmentally friendly touches such as LED lighting and a water conservation system that collects rainwater from the roof and uses it as (non-potable) gray water. The 9,000-sq. ft. museum has applied for LEED Platinum certification 52 EncoreAtlantA.com

from the U.S. Green Building Council — the highest environmental rating buildings can achieve. On exhibit through June 13 is “Passione Italiana: Design of the Italian Motorcycle,” which is presented in association with Alabama’s Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. On display are 11 masterpieces of Italian design from companies such as MV Agusta, Ducati, Bimota and Moto-Morini.

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ext time you’re visiting the Woodruff Arts Center you may notice it has a new neighbor: the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). The only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design, MODA’s mission is to examine how design affects our daily lives through engaging exhibitions, K-12 educational outreach and adult programming.


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Passione Italiana: Design of the Italian Motorcycle is on display until June 13.

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Water Dream: The Art of Bathroom Design on display June 25 to Sept. 24

through June and July. At the camp, children are taught the basics of robotics through the use of Legos and the Lego NXT Robotics System. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and the military and $5 for children ages 17 and under. Membership levels begin at $40/year and include unlimited admission. For more information, call 404-979-6455 or visit museumofdesign.org.

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Learn about how some of the world’s most famous architects and designers have created bathrooms that are as functional as they are fashionable at “Water Dream: The Art of Bathroom Design,” which will be on display from June 25 to Sept. 24. The bathrooms shown are designed to conserve water, which the curators hope will inspire an appreciation for how “concepts resonate into realities.” Among the bathroom fixtures featured are ones from Hansgrohe, a European brand that’s emphasized innovative design and an ecofriendly vision since 1901. In addition to exhibits, MODA also presents special events. Every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m., the museum stays open late for Drink in Design, a reception that features guest musicians, screenings and demonstrations. MODA’s Design Conversation series welcomes a guest speaker every month. And this summer, campMODA is available for kids ages 6 through 12. The one-week sessions begin on Mondays and run


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Augustine, a New Orleans girl, settled in Atlanta in the late 1990s and early 2000s, doing background vocals for various R&B artists, performing at Apache Café and Café 290, appearing at the Alliance in A Christmas Carol and Sophisticated Ladies, and at Atlanta Lyric Theatre in Little Shop of Horrors and Hairspray. She began singing in Big Easy clubs at age 8. (“It was New Orleans, no one cared,” she explains.) She’s used that Bourbon Street background to inform her portrayal of Shug and the research she’s done on popular singers of the day, particularly Bessie Smith (1894-1937) and Ethel Waters (1896-1977). “Bessie had a wonderful way of turning adversity into triumph, and many of her songs are the tales of liberated women,” biographer Chris 56 EncoreAtlantA.com

Albertson wrote of Smith. He could just as easily have been describing the fictional Shug Avery. Janis Joplin once said, “[Ethel Waters] showed me the air and taught me how to fill it.” Celie might have used the same words to describe Shug. The character of Shug Avery is appropriately complex. She is a Southern woman, first and foremost. A singer. A preacher’s daughter. A traveler. A woman uncomfortable with the conventions of the time, which would have her wed, waiting on her man and having babies. Augustine also points out that the story of The Color Purple begins when people were barely a generation removed from slavery. “I cannot imagine growing up in that time,” she says. “You had limitations.”

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something, be it vocal technique, breath control or becoming more aware as an actor. For her, The Color Purple even has a touch of ministry to it. “I’ve never done a show where people come up to me afterward crying,” she says, “where battered women come up to me and say ‘thank you.’ You realize your power to touch people is amazing.” The Color Purple plays the Fox Theatre June 15 through 19. Kathy Janich is an Atlanta theater artist and freelance writer. After years in daily newspapers, she’s found a joyous second career as an artistic associate at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre. Visit www.synchrotheatre.com.

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There seem to have been few limits on Augustine, who made her move from regional to national theater about as quickly as you can say “push ‘da button.” Heeding the advice of Sophisticated Ladies castmates a few years back, Augustine booked a brief working vacation to New York, lining up as many auditions as she could. The gamble worked: In that one week she booked 1½ years of work, including a role in the national tour of The Pajama Game and this gig in The Color Purple. What sets this production of Color Purple apart from Alice Walker’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Stephen Spielberg’s 1985 movie, she indicates, is its “voice.” “The music has the capacity to change everything, to express anything,” Augustine says. For evidence she cites “Hell No!,” Sofia’s declaration of independence from her beloved, misguided husband Harpo. Or Shug’s “Too Beautiful for Words,” sung to Celie, who has felt nothing to that point except her “ugliness.” Or Celie’s triumphant “I’m Here,” an affirmation of survival after four decades of hard labor, beatings, and sexual and emotional abuse. Augustine sees herself as a “work in progress,” a feeling that aligns her more with Celie than Shug. Although she’s worked professionally for a good amount of time and is onstage for eight shows a week, she sees every performance as a chance to improve


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