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12 Big Boys Don’t Lie

60 Jersey, season by season

Why Jersey Boys tells the whole story, warts and all.

Check out the sights any time of year.

54 Fox Fun Facts

66 Have a Garden Party!

Do you know facts from fiction about the Fox carpets?

56 ’War Horse’ rides in

72 Save Your Skin

2011 Tony winner visits the Fox in September.

Have your sun, and protect yourself, too.

The Performance

Departments

19 Program and Notes

42 Information 44 Staff/Etiquette 46 Dining Guide 76 Posh Dealz: Experience the best that Atlanta has, for less.

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Jersey isn’t alone in loving its public gardens.

joan marcus; TNJ Division of Travel and Tourism; chris kozarich/atlanta botanical gardens

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“It’s hard not to be touched by the eternal issues that the Seasons are touched by because they’re our issues, too: wanting to belong, wanting to achieve, wanting to be respected [and] wanting to find home.”

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— Jersey Boys co-creator Rick Elice

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Big boys don’t lie

As co-creator Rick Elice tells it, Four Seasons’ musical shares the whole story By Kristi Casey Sanders ccording to Jersey Boys’ co-creator Rick Elice, the show exists because of three miracles that took place between October 2003 and October 2004. The first: Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio gave Elice and writing partner Marshall Brickman permission to create a musical based on their lives using Four Seasons music. The second: Broadway director-producer Des McAnuff committed to the project before one line of dialogue had been written. And the third: Valli and Gaudio first saw the musical in a theater, surrounded by an enthusiastic audience, instead of in a barren rehearsal hall where they might have been tempted to pull the plug on the whole project. “The gods of theater were smiling on all of us when we were making this show,” Elice says. Another thing you might find miraculous is that Jersey Boys — which

recently became the 20th longest-running show in Broadway history — is the first musical Elice and Brickman have written. At the time, Elice, a former ad man, was consulting for Walt Disney Studios, offering advice on such projects as the stage adaptation of Disney’s High School Musical. Brickman had honed his comedy chops writing for television in the 1960s, and on Woody Allen movies like Annie Hall and Manhattan in the 1970s. Brickman and Elice knew each other socially but were just starting to talk about becoming writing partners when the idea for Jersey Boys fell in Elice’s lap. “I got a call about doing a show with or about the Four Seasons about a year after Mamma Mia! opened on Broadway,” Elice says. “I did want to do something with Marshall, and we never thought it would be a show, but we arranged a luncheon Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 13


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these blue-collar, local guys without any glamour quotient. They didn’t have long hair, they didn’t have exotic accents, they didn’t come from across the pond [and] they came from the wrong side of the river,” Elice says. “Their story was never told because they were deemed unimportant by the cultural elite. We suggested this untold story should be the show. They were intrigued enough to ask for a treatment and ultimately courageous enough to say, ‘Go ahead and put it up there onstage, warts and all.’” Brickman and Elice had only one person they wanted to direct the show: McAnuff. “I had worked [with him] years before when I was a kid and he was some insanely talented genius from Canada,” Elice says. “I knew that he was sort of a rocker and [had] directed The Who’s Tommy on Broadway. ... It turned out that the very first LP Des had as a boy was ‘Sherry & 11 Other Hits’ by the Four Seasons.” The other thing McAnuff had was his own theater — the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. “He said: ‘I’ll do the life story of the Four Seasons onstage next

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with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio — the two operative Seasons.” If nothing else, Elice figured, he’d be able to spend an afternoon with two musicians he’d admired as a kid. “In New York, lower-middle-class parents ship their kids off to [summer camp] so they can spend some time by themselves and the kids can get away from the intense heat of the city,” Elice explains. “You had counselors who were all older than you, and they’re the people that you want to be like, so the music they listen to becomes very important. They were listening to the Beatles, the Kinks, the Dead, the Who, the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys. These became my aspirational songs.” Elice and Brickman met Gaudio and Valli in the back of a dark restaurant. For hours, Gaudio and Valli told stories about how the band began, what happened behind the scenes and what happened when success came. He and Brickman wondered aloud why they’d never heard those stories before. “They told us that they were never really written about because they were


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watch themselves, because they had the right at the end of that performance to say, ‘We don’t like this and we’re going to stop it.’” Instead, Elice says, they became the show’s biggest supporters. Despite the amount of time Elice spent working on Jersey Boys pre- and post-Broadway, he says he still gets goosebumps watching the show. Seeing the first appearance of three guys at three microphone stands and the rampup to the end of Act 1 still thrills him. But it’s a scene in Act 2 that always puts a lump in his throat. “When [Bob] Gaudio sort of forces through, against daunting odds, a record Frankie’s recorded that he feels will really help [propel] Frankie on to the next stage of his career ... and it turns into a huge success, that part of the rags-to-riches story is somewhat familiar to us,” Elice says. “But this [act] — something that a friend does for another friend for no reason other than to help his friend — I find to really be at the root of what this show is about. “While Jersey Boys tells the story of the Four Seasons, it’s hard not to be touched by the eternal issues that the Seasons are touched by because they’re our issues, too: wanting to belong, wanting to achieve, wanting to be respected [and] wanting to find home,” Elice continues. “The bonds of society among men and women are very strong. And when people stand up for other people, I find that to be a very emotional thing.” Kristi Casey Sanders is the VP of Creative and Chief Storyteller of Encore Atlanta.

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summer. (This was maybe October.) We have to have a script by May, so you better get to work,’” Elice remembers. “It was a relatively quick process from page to stage, as far as Broadway musicals go. We started writing at the very beginning of 2004, and by August we were in rehearsal. We opened in October at La Jolla, and that was how the little rocket ship got started.” On opening night, the 500-seat house was packed. The audience rose to its feet once in the first act, twice during the second act and screamed for more at the show’s end. Brickman and Elice thought the reaction was a fluke. “We thought, ‘This will never happen again. This is like some crazy, rabid Four Seasons fans have flown in from all over the world,’” Elice says. Southern California was Beach Boys territory; they had been told that the Four Seasons never sold records there. But the second night’s audience behaved like the first night’s. When the third night’s audience also went berserk, Elice and Brickman realized they weren’t just getting a false read from a few fans; they had something special on their hands. The show ran more than a week before Gaudio and Valli saw it. “They wanted to hold it at arms’ length in case it was really bad. They wanted to have plausible deniability,” Elice says. “By the time they came, the cast was very excited about the guys they were portraying being in the theater. The audience was electrified because Des introduced them from the stage. All Marshall and I did was stand in the back and watch Bob and Frankie


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Dodger Theatricals Joseph J. Grano Tamara and Kevin Kinsella Pelican Group with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner present

The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Book by

Music by

Lyrics by

Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice with

Bob Gaudio

Bob Crewe

Brandon Andrus

Colby Foytik

Jason Kappus

Brad Weinstock

Stephen Cerf E. Clayton Cornelious Kaleigh Cronin Brent DiRoma Larry Esparza Natalie Gallo Devon Goffman Wes Hart Dave Hiltebrand Ruby Lewis Christopher Messina Hayden Milanes Michelle Pruiett Skye Scott Carlos Valdes with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella Scenic Design

Klara Zieglerova

Costume Design

Jess Goldstein

Lighting Design

Sound Design

Howell Binkley

Steve Canyon Kennedy

Projection Design

Wig and Hair Design

Fight Director

Production Supervisor

Michael Clark

Charles LaPointe

Steve Rankin

Richard Hester

Orchestrations

Steve Orich Technical Supervisor

Peter Fulbright

Music Coordinator

Casting

Tara Rubin Casting

Associate Producer

Lauren Mitchell

Conductor

John Miller

Jo Ann Daugherty Company Manager

Production Stage Manager

Michael Camp

Molly Meg Legal

Executive Producer

Sally Campbell Morse

Tour Booking & Marketing

Broadway Booking Office NYC

Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music

Ron Melrose Choreography

Sergio Trujillo Directed by

Des McAnuff World Premiere Produced by La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director & Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director


cast (in alphabetical order)

Bob Crewe............................................................................................................barry anderson Nick Massi...........................................................................................................brandon andrus French Rap Star, Detective One, Hal Miller, Barry Belson, Police Officer, Davis (and others)............................................ e. clayton cornelious Church Lady, Angel, Lorraine, Miss Frankie Nolan, Bob’s Party Girl (and others)......... kaleigh cronin Officer Petrillo, Hank Majewski, Crewe’s PA, Accountant, Joe Long (and others)............brent diroma Gyp DeCarlo (and others)......................................................................................thomas fiscella Tommy DeVito..............................................................................................................colby foytik Mary Delgado, Angel (and others)............................................................................... NATALIE GALLO Nick DeVito, Stosh, Norman Waxman, Charlie Calello (and others)...................................... wes hart Bob Gaudio................................................................................................................jason kappus Frankie’s Mother, Nick’s Date, Angel, Francine (and others).............................................. ruby lewis Joey, Recording Studio Engineer (and others)................................................christopher messina Detective Two, Donnie, Billy Dixon (and others)................................................................ skye scott Frankie Valli........................................................................................................... brad weinstock Frankie Valli (Thu Mats; Sat Mats; Sun Mat 5/27, 6/3)............................................. hayden milanes Thugs.........................................................................................larry esparza, dave hiltebrand UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Frankie Valli: christopher messina, CARLOS VALDES; for Tommy DeVito: STEPHEN CERF, DEVON GOFFMAN; for Bob Gaudio: brent diroma, skye scott; for Nick Massi: DEVON GOFFMAN, wes hart; for Gyp DeCarlo: STEPHEN CERF, DEVON GOFFMAN; for Bob Crewe: STEPHEN CERF, skye scott SWINGS STEPHEN CERF, DEVON GOFFMAN, MICHELLE PRUIETT, CARLOS VALDES Dance Captain: CHRISTOPHER MESSINA Assistant Dance Captain: MICHELLE PRUIETT Fight Captain: COLBY FOYTIK JERSEY BOYS ORCHESTRA Conductor: Jo Ann Daugherty Associate Conductor: Chuck Larkin Keyboards: Jo Ann Daugherty, Julie Homi, Chuck Larkin Guitar: Larry Esparza, Ty Simmons; Bass: Dave Hiltebrand; Drums: Ryan Bennett Reeds: John De Simini, Ted Hogarth; Trumpet: Jeff Ostroski Music Coordinator: John Miller Please silence all electronic devices such as cellular phones, beepers and watches. The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.

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CAST

Brandon Andrus

Colby Foytik

Jason Kappus

Brad Weinstock

Barry Anderson

Thomas Fiscella

Stephen Cerf

E. Clayton Cornelious

Kaleigh Cronin

Brent DiRoma

Larry Esparza

Natalie Gallo

Devon Goffman

Wes Hart

Dave Hiltebrand

Ruby Lewis

Christopher Messina

Hayden Milanes

Michelle Pruiett

Skye Scott

Carlos Valdes

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE “Ces Soirées-La (Oh, What a Night)” – Paris, 2000...................French Rap Star, Backup Group “Silhouettes”............................................................ Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick DeVito, Frankie Castelluccio “You’re the Apple of My Eye”.......................................Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick DeVito “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”.......................................................Frankie Castelluccio “Earth Angel”............................................................................ Tommy DeVito, Full Company “Sunday Kind of Love”............................. Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick’s Date “My Mother’s Eyes”............................................................................................Frankie Valli “I Go Ape”................................................................................................... The Four Lovers “(Who Wears) Short Shorts”........................................................................ The Royal Teens “I’m in the Mood for Love/Moody’s Mood for Love”...............................................Frankie Valli “Cry for Me”...........................................Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi “An Angel Cried”................................................................................Hal Miller and The Rays “I Still Care”..................................................................Miss Frankie Nolan and The Romans “Trance”......................................................................................... Billy Dixon and The Topix “Sherry”...................................................................................................The Four Seasons “Big Girls Don’t Cry”..................................................................................The Four Seasons “Walk Like a Man”.....................................................................................The Four Seasons “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”............................................. Bob Gaudio, Full Company “My Boyfriend’s Back”......................................................................................... The Angels “My Eyes Adored You”......................................Frankie Valli, Mary Delgado, The Four Seasons “Dawn (Go Away)”.....................................................................................The Four Seasons “Walk Like a Man” (reprise)...............................................................................Full Company THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION

ACT TWO “Big Man in Town”.................................................................................... The Four Seasons “Beggin’”................................................................................................. The Four Seasons “Stay”......................................................................... Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)”............................................... Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli “Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me)”............Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli and The New Seasons “Bye Bye Baby”............................................................... Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons “C’mon Marianne”.......................................................... Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”............................................................................. Frankie Valli “Working My Way Back to You”......................................... Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons “Fallen Angel”................................................................................................... Frankie Valli “Rag Doll”............................................................................................... The Four Seasons “Who Loves You?”...............................................................The Four Seasons, Full Company

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Photos: Joan Marcus

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Photo: Courtesy of The Four Seasons

(From left) Jason Kappus, Brad Weinstock, Brandon Andrus, and Colby Foytik in Jersey Boys.

(From left) Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito. The Original Four Seasons.

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the ones that got away “Ain’t That a Shame” (Domino/Bartholomew) “Candy Girl” (Santos) “Don’t Think Twice” (Dylan) “Girl Come Runnin’” (Gaudio/Crewe) “Grease” (Gibb) “I Make a Fool of Myself” (Gaudio/Crewe) “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (Porter) “Marlena” (Gaudio) “New Mexican Rose” (Crewe/Calello) “Our Day Will Come” (Hillard/Garson) “Ronnie” (Gaudio/Crewe) “Save It For Me” (Gaudio/Crewe) “Silver Star” (Gaudio/Parker) “Swearin’ to God” (Crewe/Randall) “Tell It to the Rain” (Petrillo/Cifelli) “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (Gaudio/Crewe) “To Give (The Reason I Live)” (Gaudio/Crewe) “Watch the Flowers Grow” (Brown/Bloodworth) “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (Goffin/King) BRANDON ANDRUS (Nick Massi). Previously: Oklahoma! (Curly, 1st national nour); Xanadu (Sonny); All Shook Up (Chad, MSMT); Damn Yankees (Rocky); Annie Get Your Gun (Frank u/s); Camelot (Sir Lionel, Goodspeed); Illyria (Duke Orsino, Prospect Theater Co.); Romeo & Juliet: The Musical (Capulet); Snow White an Enchanting Musical (The Prince); “Guiding Light” (Officer Tucker, CBS television). Ithaca College graduate. Special thanks to Merri and Tara Rubin Casting, Craig and Avalon Artists, and the Jersey Boys production team. Personal thanks to his parents for always being there. And Deven, “Who Loves You Pretty Baby?!” -– I’m singing every night for you. COLBY FOYTIK (Tommy DeVito). Colby is thrilled to kick off the second national tour of Jersey Boys after having just finished a 10-month run in the Las Vegas production. Colby was last seen as Perchik in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof opposite Topol, Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel. Colby would like to thank his always supportive family, Tara Rubin Casting and the amazing creative team behind this incredible show, and his agent, Penny Luedtke. Proud Ithaca graduate and member of Actors’ Equity. For Megan, who is my everything. JASON KAPPUS (Bob Gaudio). Jason has been in love with Jersey Boys since he first saw the show, and is honored to be a part of it. A Seattle transplant, he moved to NYC in 2010 hoping to find fame, fortune and that diner from 26 EncoreAtlantA.com

“Seinfeld.” Broadway: American Idiot. National tour: Legally Blonde. Regional: Catch Me If You Can, West Side Story (5th Avenue Theatre), Hairspray (North Carolina Theatre), High School Musical (Seattle Children’s Theatre). Jason would like to thank everyone at Tara Rubin and DBA. To Loni and Harlee, all my love and lots of chicken treats, respectively. BRAD WEINSTOCK (Frankie Valli). Born and raised in Jersey, Brad is thrilled to be part of the Jersey Boys family. Brad comes directly from the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. First national tour: Wicked (Boq). Chicago cast: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip). Regional favorites: Toby in Sweeney Todd (Geva Theatre), Shenandoah (Marriott Theatre) and Tina Landau’s WAS. Proud Northwestern graduate. Many thanks to the creative team, Tara Rubin Casting, Nicolosi & Co. and Katie Agresta. Love to Mom, Dad, and, of course, Bug — who makes it all worth it. For JoJo, who always believed I’d be a Jersey Boy. BARRY ANDERSON (Bob Crewe). Barry is happy to be joining the Jersey Boys family. Broadway: Legally Blonde (Aaron Schultz). National tour: Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady. Regional: Where’s Charley? (Charley); Bye Bye Birdie (Albert); Honk! (The Cat); The Civil War. TV/Film: “30 Rock,” “As the World Turns,” Forward&GONE. Music graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. Thanks to the family,


who’s who Rusty, Lisa, and Merri! Visit youtube.com/ andersonandpetty or andersonandpetty.com. THOMAS FISCELLA (Gyp DeCarlo and others). Regional: The Kite Runner, Fiddler on the Roof, Tranced, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Miss Evers’ Boys, The Bigger Man, Stalag 17, Black Friday. Tour: The Sound of Music. Television: “24.” Principal roles for Georgia, Texas and Colorado Shakespeare festivals. William & Mary grad. Deep gratitude for friends and “famiglie,” and for JB angel John A., Tara Rubin Casting, Merri, The Dodgers, Richard, West, Des and our entire team — “salud.” STEPHEN CERF (Swing). Stephen is thrilled to be touring with Jersey Boys! Other credits: Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof, Angels, Les Miz, Gypsy, Joseph...Dreamcoat, West Side Story and concerts with the Boston Pops. Boston Conservatory alum. Thanks to the JB team for this amazing opportunity! For RVPJJMDCA! To GOD be the glory! E. CLAYTON CORNELIOUS (Barry Belson and others). Broadway: Wonderland (The Caterpillar), Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line, The Music Man, Kat & the Kings, The Lion King. Tours: Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, The Goodbye Girl, The Wiz. London: The Rat Pack: Live From Vegas! (Sammy Davis Jr.). Other: Meet Dave, “OLTL.” He dedicates this show to God and family. KALEIGH CRONIN (Lorraine and others) is thrilled to sass it up as a Jersey girl! TV: “Zoom” (PBS). Theater: Sunset Boulevard (Betty), Annie (Lily), Cats (Demeter), Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa). Thanks Dodgers, Tara Rubin and BRS. BFA Carnegie Mellon. Love to MT Wichita/Palace Theatre. For Mom, Dad and Kaz, to whom she owes everything. kaleighcronin.com BRENT DiROMA (Hank Majewski and others). A native Floridian, Brent è così grato to be join Jersey Boys! Favorite roles: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod, Helen Hayes nomination), West Side Story (Tony), Legally Blonde (Emmett), Urinetown (Bobby Strong). Love to mi famiglia, who’s always there to make it right. brentmichaeldiroma.com. NATALIE GALLO (Mary Delgado and others) is thrilled to be a Jersey girl! Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sophie u/s), Tour: Mamma Mia! Many thanks to Tara Rubin Casting and the entire Jersey Boys team! Love to Corey. This one’s for Mom, Pops, Nick, Philip and the Gallo/ Mastropietro fam.” La famiglia e’ tutto.” XO nataliegallomusic.com DEVON GOFFMAN (Swing) is thrilled to join the Jersey Boys family. Tours: Buddy — The Buddy

Holly Story, Titanic, Grease w/Frankie Avalon. NYC: Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim), I Got Fired (Steven). Films: Drawing With Chalk, Michael & Javier. Thank you to everyone at Tara Rubin. A special thank you to my mom. WES HART (Norm Waxman and others). Broadway: West Side Story (Action). Off-Broadway: Lucky Guy. Tour: Urban Cowboy (Bud). Regional: Paper Mill, Goodspeed, 5th Avenue, MTWichita, TUTS, Huntington, NCT, Alabama Shakespeare, Oklahoma Lyric, WVPublic. Graduate: OCU. Many thanks to the entire JB team! Love to my family and of course, Melissa. For more info, visit WesHart.net. RUBY LEWIS (Francine and others) hails from Shelbyville, Ky. where she dreamed of becoming an actress. Graduate: Western Kentucky University. Tours: Gypsy, Grease. Favorites: Legally Blonde (Elle), You’re a Good Man… (Sally). When not touring, Ruby lives in L.A. TV: ”Desperate Housewives,” “Medium,” “Brothers and Sisters.” Thanks Merri, Ron and Danny — you were instrumental. rubylewis.com CHRISTOPHER MESSINA (Joey and others/ Dance Captain) is honored to be a member of the Jersey Boys family. Regional: Disney’s Tarzan (Terk), Legally Blonde (Carlos), Hairspray (Paper Mill), Pirates! (Huntington Theatre), High School Musical (Paper Mill). Special thanks to Katie Agresta, CTG and Merri Sugarman. All of my love to BJC and my amazing parents for their support. HAYDEN MILANES (Frankie Valli on Thursday Matinees; Saturday Matinees; Sunday Matinees 5/27, 6/3) ) is honored to be in the Jersey Boys family. Tour: Jersey Boys (1st nat’l). Regional: The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky), Grease (Danny), Finding Nemo: The Musical, Playhouse Disney LIVE! Thanks to Katie Agresta, Katy Decker & JB creative team. This one’s for Mom, Dad, Pito, Lisa, Tina and KJ. haydenmilanes.com MICHELLE PRUIETT (Swing/Assistant Dance Captain) played Ariel in the U.S. regional premiere of The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Broadway: The Little Mermaid (Ariel u/s). Tours: Sweet Charity, Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady. Regional includes: Beehive, A Wonderful Life, Cats. Love and hugs to Kevin, incredible friends and family! michellepruiett.com SKYE SCOTT (Billy Dixon and others) is excited to be on the road with Jersey Boys! Tour: Miss Saigon. Other credits: Ars Nova, Pittsburgh CLO, Marriott Lincolnshire, West Virginia Public, Wagon Wheel Theater, the Eugene O’Neill Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27


who’s who Theater Conference. Skye is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Much love to my family! CARLOS VALDES (Swing) is thrilled to be touring with Jersey Boys! Regional: High School Musical (Chad), The Wedding Singer (Ensemble), Fiddler on the Roof (Ensemble). Carlos would like to thank Jed, Pete, Marguerite, his friends, his family, the StarKids, and the many patient teachers he’s had. Proud University of Michigan graduate. LARRY ESPARZA (Thug, Guitar). Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Denver, Puerto Rico, and Louisiana, Larry is the third generation of musicians in his family. He began playing guitar at 11. Berklee College of Music (honors, 1999). Credits include: Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Spamalot, Jersey Boys LV, Storm, The Clint Holmes Show, and others. DAVE HILTEBRAND (Thug, Bass). Composer: “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Nike. Theater: The Rocky Horror Show (orchestrator), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (bass/ contractor). TV: Performed with Lenny Kravitz on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Blue Rhino commercial (principal). Thanks his family and especially Mom and Dad for all their love and support! davehiltebrand.com MARSHALL BRICKMAN (Book). Films (author or co-author): Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, For the Boys, Intersection; (as writer/ director): Simon, Lovesick, The Manhattan Project, Sister Mary Explains It All. Television: “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson” (head writer), ���The Dick Cavett Show” (head writer/co-producer). Before turning to writing and directing, Mr. Brickman performed with the folk group the Tarriers; then, with John and Michelle Phillips, formed the pre-Mamas and Papas group the New Journeymen. He has published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Playboy and other periodicals and was the 2006 recipient of the Writers Guild of America’s Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement. Jersey Boys, his first venture into musical theatre, won four Tonys including Best Musical. The Addams Family, his second Broadway venture (with co-author Rick Elice) is on a national tour. His major in college was physics with a minor in music. RICK ELICE (Book). Jersey Boys, Rick’s first Broadway credit, won the Tony, Olivier, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Grammy awards for Best Musical. From 1982-1999, as creative director at Serino Coyne Inc., he produced ad campaigns for some 300 Broadway shows, from 28 EncoreAtlantA.com

A Chorus Line to The Lion King. From 19992009, he served as creative consultant for The Walt Disney Studio. Also on Broadway, a new play that’s a prequel to Peter Pan, called Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. With Marshall Brickman and Andrew Lippa, he wrote The Addams Family, now on national tour. End of credits. Rick saw his first Broadway show when he was three. His mother said he was very well-behaved. From that day, he dreamed of working in the theatre. From the age of 19, he has. Heartfelt thanks to those he’s been lucky enough to know, whose work makes him grateful for the day he was born: Sondheim, Stoppard, Bennett, Prince, Fosse, Robbins, Nichols, Tune, Nunn, Laurents, Stone, Kushner, Taymor, Papp, Schumacher, Schneider, Coyne, Brickman and Rees. Rick thinks about them a lot. He never thought about Jersey much. He does now. BOB GAUDIO (Composer) wrote his first hit, “Who Wears Short Shorts,” at 15, for the Royal Teens, and then went on to become a founding member of the Four Seasons and the band’s principal songwriter. He also produced the hit “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” for Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand (Grammy nomination, Record of the Year) as well as six albums for Diamond, including The Jazz Singer. Other producing credits include albums for Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and the soundtrack for the film of Little Shop of Horrors. Several songs co-written with Bob Crewe have been cover hits for such artists as the Tremeloes (“Silence Is Golden”), the Walker Brothers (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”) and Lauryn Hill (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”). With his wife, Judy Parker, Gaudio produced and co-wrote the Who Loves You album for the Four Seasons and one of Billboard’s longest-charted singles (54 weeks), “Oh, What a Night.” A high point in his career came in 1990 when, as a member of the original Four Seasons, Gaudio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which hailed him as “a quintessential musicmaker.” To this day, Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli still maintain their partnership … on a handshake. BOB CREWE (Lyricist). “New York was pregnant in the fifties,” says Bob Crewe, “gestating with possibilities.” Crewe and music partner Frank Slay became independent writer-producers when the category hadn’t yet been invented. In 1957 they wrote and produced “Silhouettes” for the Rays, skyrocketing to No. 1. Suddenly,


who’s who producers in demand, they launched Freddie Cannon’s “Tallahassee Lassie” and Billy & Lillie’s “Lah Dee Da.” Crewe’s 1960s’ solo unprecedented producing success with The Four Seasons birthed a new sound, striking a major chord in American pop. “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl,” “Ronnie” — all smashes! When lead Frankie Valli demanded a solo turn, Crewe & Bob Gaudio wrote and Crewe produced “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” which eventually became the century’s fifth-most-played song. Crewe ran hot with artists from Vicki Carr, Oliver, Lesley Gore to Mitch Ryder, co-writing with Charles Fox the soundtrack for Jane Fonda’s film, Barbarella. Then his own Bob Crewe Generation exploded with Music to Watch Girls By. In 1972 Bob was in L.A., where he revived Frankie Valli with “My Eyes Adored You” by Crewe & Kenny Nolan. They also co-wrote Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” (No. 1, July ‘75) – to re-hit again from the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge (No. 1, June ‘01) … David Ritz. DES McANUFF (Director) is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He is director emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, where, during his tenure as artistic director, he directed more than 30 productions of classics, new plays and musicals. Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar (2012), Guys and Dolls (2009), Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention (2007); Jersey Boys (2006, four Tonys including Best Musical, now also in London, Las Vegas, two national tours, and soon to open in Auckland); Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (2004, Tony Award); Dracula the Musical (2004); How to Succeed… (1995); The Who’s Tommy (director/co-author with Pete Townshend, 1993 Tony Best Director; 1997 London Olivier Best Director/Best Musical); A Walk in the Woods (1988); Big River (1985, seven Tonys including Best Director, Best Musical). Stratford: Romeo and Juliet and Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra starring Christopher Plummer. Film: Cousin Bette, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (director), Iron Giant (producer), Quills (executive producer). Upcoming: adapting Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots for stage with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips and Aaron Sorkin. SERGIO TRUJILLO (Choreographer). Broadway: Memphis (OCC Award, Astaire and Drama Desk Award noms.); Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, OCC Award noms.); The Addams Family; Next to Normal; All Shook Up; and Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nom.). Off-Broadway: Saved, Romeo & Juliet, The Capeman, A Tree 30 EncoreAtlantA.com

Grows in Brooklyn, Kismet, Salome. Regional: The Wiz, Zhivago, Mambo Kings, The Marriage of Figaro, Chita and All That Jazz. International: Disney’s Tarzan, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Peggy Sue Got Married (West End). TV: “Broadway: The American Musical” (PBS), “Triple Sensation” (CBC) and “So You Think You Can Dance Canada.” Sergio is the recipient of four Dora Award nominations and an Ovation Award for Empire. Current Broadway: Leap of Faith. RON MELROSE (Music Supervision, Vocal Arrangements and Incidental Music). Music direction: Scarlet Pimpernel and Imaginary Friends, Radio City’s Sinatra. Dance/vocal arranging: Sweet Smell of Success, Jekyll & Hyde, Perfectly Frank, The Act, Marilyn: An American Fable, Woman of the Year, Cabaret. Composing: Superdimensional Microbabes (anime-based chamber musical); Fourtune (off-Broadway); The Silver Swan (National Endowment for the Arts fellowship); three theatrical CDs (The Missing Peace, Early One Morning, Songs I Won’t Be Singing); two Harvard Hasty Pudding shows (Tots in Tinseltown, Bewitched Bayou); a gospel-based Requiem; and additional songs for church choir, various cabaret artists and “Saturday Night Live.” Education: Harvard (philosophy), Westminster (choral conducting). Now Californian. Thanks and love to Alexandra. KLARA ZIEGLEROVA (Scenic Design) Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. OffB’way: Ms. Zieglerova designed for the Public Theater, MTC, NYTW and numerous regional theaters. London’s West End: Sister Act, Jersey Boys. Holland: Saturday Night Fever. Interior architecture design: New World Stages, New York. Awards: Green Room Award 2010 (Australia) and Best Set Design of the 2009 Theatregoers’ Choice Award London (both for Jersey Boys), 2005 Lumen Award (New World Stages), 2003 Drammy Award for Best Set Design; 2000 Carbonell Award for Best Set Design; sets for the Best Touring Production, 2003 L.A. Ovation Award. JESS GOLDSTEIN (Costume Design). Selected New York credits include The Homecoming, Cymbeline (LCT), The Apple Tree, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Lincoln Center’s The Rivals (Tony Award), Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Henry IV, Take Me Out, Enchanted April, Proof, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Most Happy Fella, Dinner With Friends, How I Learned to Drive, Buried Child and The Mineola Twins (Lortel


who’s who and Hewes awards). Opera: Jack O’Brien’s Il Trittico (Met, 2007), NYC Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance. Film: A Walk on the Moon, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Substance of Fire. HOWELL BINKLEY (Lighting Design). B’way works include Jesus Christ Superstar, Cry-Baby, Gypsy, In the Heights, The Farnsworth Invention, Xanadu, LoveMusik, Avenue Q, Bridge & Tunnel, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony, Hollywood Arms, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Minnelli on Minnelli, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sacrilege, Taking Sides, How to Succeed…, High Society, Grease. Off-B’way: Landscape of the Body, Sinatra at Radio City, Batboy: The Musical, Radiant Baby. Also, the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration. Parsons Dance (co-founder), Alvin Ailey, ABT, the Joffrey Ballet (Billboards). Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient; 1993 Olivier Award and Canadian Dora for Spider Woman; 2006 Henry Hewes Design, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards for Jersey Boys. STEVE CANYON KENNEDY (Sound Design) was the production engineer on such Broadway shows as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, The Phantom of the Opera, Carrie and Aspects of Love. His Broadway sound design credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Catch Me If You Can, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Jersey Boys (Drama Desk Award), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Hairspray, The Producers, Aida, Titanic, Big, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carousel and The Who’s Tommy (Drama Desk Award). Steve is married to actress Loni Ackerman and together they have two sons, Jack and George. MICHAEL CLARK (Projection Design) designs film and video for live events. Credits include Ring of Fire (Broadway and Studio Arena Theatre); 700 Sundays (Broadway and La Jolla); Dracula the Musical (Broadway and La Jolla); The Elephant Man (Broadway); Manon Lescaut (Washington Opera); Allegro, One Red Flower and Hedwig (Signature Theatre); The Last Five Years (Philadelphia Theate Company); Company, Sunday in the Park With George and Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration); SpiderMan Live (national tour); Music From a Sparkling Planet (Drama Dept); Aeros (national tour); and Dinner With Friends (ACT). CHARLES LaPOINTE (Wig/Hair Design). B’way: A Raisin in the Sun, Henry IV, The Rivals, Good Vibrations, Sight Unseen, The Apple Tree, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, High Fidelity, The 32 EncoreAtlantA.com

Lieutenant of Inishmore, Radio Golf, The Color Purple, Julius Caesar, Xanadu. Regional credits include McCarter, Alliance, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage and La Jolla Playhouse. Opera credits include Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Omaha and Philadelphia Opera Company. Love to James. STEVE RANKIN (Fight Director) Broadway: Henry IV parts I and II, Guys and Dolls, Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula the Musical, Twelfth Night, Two Shakespearean Actors, Anna Christie, The Real Inspector Hound, Getting Away With Murder and The Who’s Tommy. Off-Broadway: The Third Story, The Night Hank Williams Died and Below the Belt. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra. Metropolitan Opera: Rodelinda, Iphegenie at Tauride. RICHARD HESTER (Production Supervisor). Supervisor for all productions of Jersey Boys internationally (Broadway, U.S. tour, Las Vegas, London, Sydney). Broadway: Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, Annie Get Your Gun, A Delicate Balance, The Old Neighborhood, Titanic, The Phantom of the Opera, The Red Shoes, The Secret Garden. National tours: Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story. Ten years with Patti LuPone on the road. Co-founder/producer of Broadway Barks! with Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. MOLLY MEG LEGAL (Production Stage Manager). Credits include: Jersey Boys Chicago, national tours of Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, the 30th anniversary tour of Annie; Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! and Love, Janis. She is also a 10-year member of the Weathervane Theatre in N.H. including: Side Show, Ragtime, Smokey Joe’s Café and Curtains. TIMOTHY R. SEMON (Stage Manager). Broadway: 9 to 5: The Musical (all incarnations), Collected Stories, A Chorus Line (2006 revival), High Fidelity, Three Days of Rain, Wicked, Assassins. Other quality time spent at The Color Purple, The Apple Tree, La Cage (2005 revival). Tours: White Christmas (first national); Wicked (first national). Off-Broadway: Yes. For Lonny Price and Matt Cowart: Company, Sondheim!: The Birthday Concert, Annie Get Your Gun with Patti LuPone. BFA: UC-CCM. NICOLE OLSON (Assistant Stage Manager). National: Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (original company). Regional: San Jose Repertory (six seasons including


who’s who By the Bog of Cats… with Holly Hunter), TheatreWorks, Portland Center Stage. B.A., Theatre: University of Southern California. STEVE ORICH (Orchestrations) has worked as an orchestrator, composer and musical director in NY and LA for more than 25 years, with numerous credits in film, television and theatre. Most recently, he’s written orchestrations for Paint Your Wagon, 110 in the Shade, Snapshots and Can-Can, and he received a Tony nomination for his work on Jersey Boys. He has orchestrated and conducted albums for artists including Helen Reddy, Judy Kaye, Debbie Gravitte, Petula Clark and Deborah Gibson, and his orchestrations have been performed by the Boston Pops and at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House and around the world. JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). Recent Broadway: Xanadu, Les Miz, Grey Gardens, Drowsy Chaperone; Beauty and the Beast; Hairspray; Coram Boy; Threepenny Opera; Lennon; Sweeney Todd; The Producers; Movin’ Out; Sweet Charity; Caroline, or Change; Little Shop…; Thoroughly Modern Millie; 42nd Street; Urinetown; Nine; La Bohème; Big River; Never Gonna Dance; Thou Shalt Not; By Jeeves; Follies; Oklahoma!; Jekyll & Hyde; The Rocky Horror Show; Seussical; The Music Man; Fosse; Swing!; Kat and the Kings; The Civil War; Triumph of Love. Studio musician (bass): Michael Jackson, Madonna, Portishead, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Sinatra, Carly Simon, Celine Dion, Smashing Pumpkins, Tommy Flanagan, Pete Seeger, NY Philharmonic. JO ANN DAUGHERTY (Conductor) has traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad in a variety of musical worlds including jazz, rock and theater (Jersey Boys, Dreamgirls, Billy Elliot). She is thrilled and thankful her journeys have led her back to Jersey Boys and is proud to work with such a talented cast and team. Jo Ann’s jazz playing and writing can be heard on her album Range of Motion, available on iTunes; look for another release in 2012. joanndaugherty.com PETER FULBRIGHT/TECH PRODUCTION SERVICES (Technical Supervision) Peter, with associates Mary Duffe and Collene Houlehen, has managed more than 70 Broadway, international and touring productions. Favorites include Rock of Ages, Seminar, The Normal Heart, Arcadia, Lombardi, Hairspray, 13, Curtains, Bombay Dreams, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into the Woods, Dance of the Vampires, Blast!, Aspects of Love, The Rocky Horror Show, The Sound of Music, ....Forum, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Joseph..., The

Secret Garden, Starlight Express, Singin’ in the Rain and Foxfire. TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Broadway/Tours: Young Frankenstein, Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins; My Fair Lady; The Pirate Queen; Les Misérables; The History Boys; Spamalot; …Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Phantom…; Good Vibrations; Bombay Dreams; Oklahoma!; Flower Drum Song; Imaginary Friends; Metamorphoses; Disney’s On the Record; The Frogs; Contact; Thou Shalt Not; A Man of No Importance. Second Stage, Williamstown, Kennedy Center, La Jolla, Yale Rep. Film: The Producers. BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press & Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing and press company, representing musicals, plays and theatrical productions. Currently: Jersey Boys, War Horse, the new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Hair, Wintuk from Cirque du Soleil, NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, Holland Taylor in Ann, Menopause The Musical, The Rat Pack Is Back! and Roger Rees in What You Will. bbonyc.com WEST HYLER (Associate Director). Jersey Boys: Broadway, 1st national tour, Chicago, Las Vegas, UK, Canadian and Australian productions. Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (assoc. director). New York: Big Apple Circus, Primary Stages, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, York Theatre Company, HERE Arts Center. Regional: Colony Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville. MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Danny Austin (Associate Choreographer) Jersey Boys (Associate Choreographer / Broadway, 1st national tour, Chicago, Las Vegas, London West End, Australia); Hairspray (associate choreographer / London West End, U.K. tour, NETworks International Tour); Hairspray (resident director/choreographer, Canadian company). Charlottetown Festival Young Company (artistic director), The Stratford Festival (Acting Company, seven seasons — three Tyrone Guthrie Awards). STEPHEN GABIS (Dialect Coach). B’way: Doubt, Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Taboo, The Boy From Oz, Joe Egg, Master Harold…, Present Laughter, A Doll’s House. Venues: Roundabout, MTC, Playwrights, Atlantic, the New Group, MCC, the Public, Second Stage, Williamstown, Yale Rep, McCarter, Hartford Stage, Primary Stages, LCT, Long Wharf, Westport. Film contributions: Million Dollar Baby, Ballad of Bettie Page, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Boys Don’t Cry. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 33


who’s who DODGER THEATRICALS (Producer). A producing partnership made up of Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman and Des McAnuff. Originated at BAM in 1978, migrated to NY Shakespeare Festival, then off and on Broadway, where they’ve shared in a host of Tony and Obie awards. On Broadway: Currently Jersey Boys and Jesus Christ Superstar; also The Farnsworth Invention, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Dracula, Good Vibrations, Into the Woods (priginal and ’02), The Music Man, Blast!, Titanic, Wrong Mountain, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, High Society, 1776, … Forum, The King and I, The Who’s Tommy, Ralph Fiennes’ Hamlet, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon a Mattress, How to Succeed in Business..., Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden, Prelude to a Kiss, Gospel at Colonus, Big River, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Off-Broadway: Drumstruck, Symphonie Fantastique, Bare, Barbra’s Wedding, Duet, Savion Glover Downtown. JOSEPH J. GRANO, JR. (Producer) is Chairman/ CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC, an adviser to private and public companies. From 20012004, Mr. Grano was Chairman of UBS Financial Services Inc. (formerly PaineWebber). While at PaineWebber, Mr. Grano chaired the Board of Governors of the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD). In 2002, Mr. Grano was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He proudly served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets). Due to his commitment to education, Mr. Grano received the Corporate Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. Other awards include the USO Gold Medal for Distinguished Service and The Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He is also a member of the Council for the United States and Italy, a member of both the City University of New York’s Business Leadership Council and the Board of Directors at Lenox Hill Hospital. KEVIN AND TAMARA KINSELLA (Producers). Kevin Kinsella has been investing in early-stage technology companies for 30 years, primarily through his firm Avalon Ventures. Avalon companies have been responsible for bringing to market several multi billion-dollar life-saving drugs, the iPhone touch-screen, and the fastest growing revenue company in the history of the Internet. Mr. Kinsella is a Life Sustaining Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean’s Advisory Counsel and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Both outdoor enthusiasts, 34 EncoreAtlantA.com

Kevin and Tamara met in Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup. The Kinsellas’ vineyard in Healdsburg, Calif., released its first Kinsella Estate Dry Creek Valley cabernet in 2011. Jersey Boys is their first Broadway show. Mr. Kinsella’s father, Walter A. Kinsella, was a career actor on Broadway, radio, television and cinema. He first appeared on Broadway in 1924 in What Price Glory? THE PELICAN GROUP (Producer), a San Diego production company, is enthusiastic about supporting this production of Jersey Boys. The Group, assembled by Ivor and Colette Royston, consists of Todd and Debby Buchholz, Edward and Martha Dennis, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Cam and Wanda Garner, Richard and Patricia Harmetz, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Hal and Debby Jacobs, Paul and Stacy Jacobs, Jeff and Deni Jacobs, John and Angie Longenecker, Rao Makineni, Nevins and Margaret McBride, Ray Mirra, Shearn Platt, Edward Richard, Drew and Noni Senyei, Steven Strauss and Lise Wilson. Mr. Royston co-produced the “Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story” (with Cliff Robertson and Loretta Swit, 1986) and the feature film Soultaker (1990). Latitude Link (Producer) is represented on Broadway by Jersey Boys (Tony Award), Memphis, and American Idiot. Additionally, six productions running worldwide: Jersey Boys national tour, Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia and the Xanadu national tour. Past productions include 33 Variations (Tony nomination), Cry Baby (Tony nomination), and Farnsworth Invention. RICK STEINER (Producer) Of the 11 Broadway musicals Rick has co-produced, Jersey Boys, Hairspray, The Producers and Big River won Tony Awards for Best Musical. In 1954, at age 8, Rick made his stage debut opposite Gene Lockhart in On Borrowed Time and then promptly retired. Rick has won six poker championships including the 1992 World Series of Poker 7- Stud Hi-Lo event. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his children Ace and Duke and sits on the ownership bench of his beloved Cincinnati Reds. LAUREN MITCHELL (Associate Producer). As producer, on Broadway: Urinetown, Into the Woods (‘02 revival), Wrong Mountain, High Society. OffBroadway: Barbra’s Wedding, Bare. As actress, on Broadway: The Boys From Syracuse, Me and My Girl, Nine, Annie, City of Angels (L.A.), Into the Woods (original cast and PBS American Playhouse) and numerous Off-Broadway, regional, television and concert appearances.


who’s who LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE (Original Producer) has received more than 300 awards for theatre excellence, including the 1993 Tony Award as America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre. Located in La Jolla, CA, the Playhouse is internationally acclaimed for its innovative productions of classics, new plays and musicals. Led by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer. Jersey Boys is among the more than 16 Playhouse productions that have moved to Broadway, garnering 29 Tony Awards, including Big River, The Who’s Tommy, How to Succeed in Business…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Memphis, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, fostered as part of the Playhouse’s Page To Stage new play development program. Visitlajollaplayhouse.org. STAFF FOR JERSEY BOYS General Management DODGER MANAGEMENT GROUP Engagement Booking, Management & Marketing BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC Steven Schnepp Temah Higgins Kent McIngvale Jenny Bates Judith Hoenig Adelson Zach Stevenson Alexander Parra Julia D’Angelo Rachel Goldman COMPANY MANAGER Michael Camp National Press Representatives BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN Adrian Bryan-Brown Susanne Tighe Heath Schwartz Production Stage Manager.......................... MOLLY MEG LEGAL Stage Manager.............................................Timothy R. Semon Assistant Stage Manager....................................... Nicole Olson Sr. Associate General Manager..................... Jennifer F. Vaughan Associate General Manager.............................. Flora Johnstone General Management Assistant ............................ Lauren Freed Production Manager................................................. Jeff Parvin Technical Supervision........................ Tech Production Services/ Peter Fulbright, Mary Duffe, Colleen Houlehen Music Technical Design............................... Deborah N. Hurwitz Associate Director....................................................West Hyler Associate Choreographer...................................... Danny Austin Assistant Choreographer................................... Lauren Tartaglia Dialect Coach....................................................Stephen Gabis Associate Company Manager.............................. Dhyana Colony Associate Scenic Designer...................................... Nancy Thun Associate Costume Designer.................................Lee J. Austin Assistants to the Costume Designer......Betsy Waddell, Michelle Sesco Associate Lighting Designer...............................Patricia Nichols Associate Sound Designer..................................Andrew Keister Assistant Projection Designer................................Daniel Vatsky Story Board Artist.................................................. Don Hudson Casting Directors............ Tara Rubin, CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA Casting Associate.............................................. Lindsay Levine Tara Rubin Casting...... Eric Woodall, CSA; Dale Brown, CSA; Kaitlin Shaw Automated Lighting Programmer........................... Chris Herman Projection Programmer........................................ Paul Vershbow Associate Hair Designer.........................................Leah Loukas

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Production Carpenter.................................................Mike Kelly Head Carpenter.................................................... Chris Osborn Assistant Carpenters.......................Brooke Carlson, Chad Rowe Advance Carpenter/Swing...................................Ronnie Sukinik Production Electrician.........................................James Fedigan Head Electrician....................................................Steve Deidel Assistant Electricians...........................Joe Bradford, Ann Roche Production Sound................................................Brett Bingman Head Sound...................................................... Jason DeJardin Assistant Sound.................................................... Sean Luckey Production Props................................................Emiliano Pares Head Props........................................................ Glenn Calhoun Assistant Props........................................................ Tom Perrin Production Wardrobe Supervisor.............................Lee J. Austin Wardrobe Supervisor.............................Sandra Hanlon Cressler Asst. Wardrobe Supervisor..................................Angela Dittmar “Four Seasons” Dresser....................................... Jason Heisey Hair Supervisor....................................... Michael Dondanville II Hair Assistant..........................................................Katie Ward Assistant to John Miller.................................... Nichole Jennino Synthesizer Programming.............Deborah N. Hurwitz, Randy Cohen Music Copying ..................................Anixter Rice Music Service Music Production Assistants... Michelle Scalpone, Kristen Norine Production Assistants.........Jay Carey, Paula Wise, Rachel Slaven Lighting Production Assistant.................................... Ben Bauer Dramaturg.........................................................Allison Horsley Advertising................................................... Serino Coyne, Inc. Marketing....... Dodger Marketing/Jessica Ludwig, Jessica Morris Hotel Booking......................... Lisa Morris, Road Concierge.com Travel Arrangements................................................Road Rebel Banking............................. Signature Bank: Barbara von Borstel Payroll................................................................. Paychex Inc.: Janet Byar, Pat Porsch Accountants....................................Schall and Ashenfarb, C.P.A. Finance Director............................................. Paula Maldonado Insurance................................................. AON/Albert G. Rubin Insurance Services, Inc./George Walden, Claudia Kaufman Counsel.......................................................... Nan Bases, Esq. Special Events.................................................... John L. Haber Information Technology Management..................... ITelagen, Inc. Web Design/Maintenance.................. Curious Minds Media, Inc. www.curiousm.com Production Photographer........................................Joan Marcus Theatre Displays..................................................King Displays Official Website www.JerseyBoysTour.com DODGERS Dodger Theatricals Mark Andrews, Michael Altbaum, Michael Camp, Sandra Carlson, Dhyana Colony, Michael David, Scott Dennis, Anne Ezell, Lauren Freed, Mariann Fresiello, Tyler Gabbard, John L. Haber, Richard Hester, West Hyler, Flora Johnstone, Kimberly Kelley, Deana Marie Kirsch, Abigail Kornet, Tony Lance, Pamela Lloyd, James Elliot Love, Jessica Ludwig, Paula Maldonado, Jennie Mamary, Lauren Mitchell, Jessica Morris, Sally Campbell Morse, Jeff Parvin, Samuel Rivera, R. Doug Rodgers, Maureen Rooney, Andrew Serna, Bridget Stegall, Edward Strong, Tim Sulka, Ellen Szorady, Ashley Tracey, Ann E. Van Nostrand, Jennifer F. Vaughan, Laurinda Wilson LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE Artistic Director........................................... Christopher Ashley Managing Director.................................. Michael S. Rosenberg Director Emeritus.................................................Des McAnuff General Manager............................................. Debby Buchholz Associate Producer...............................................Dana Harrel Director of Play Development........................... Shirley Fishman Associate General Manager....................................Jenny Case


who’s who Director of Communications.....................................Mary Cook Director of Development..................................Deborah Trimble Director of Finance............................................. John T. O’Dea Director of Education and Outreach................Steve McCormick Interim Production Manager.............................Linda S. Cooper Technical Director............................................. Chris Borreson Costume Shop Manager....................................Susan Makkoo Sound Supervisor................................................. Joe Huppert Lighting Supervisor................................................. Mike Doyle Prop Master......................................................... Debra Hatch Charge Scenic Artist........................................ Joan Newhouse Theatre Operations Manager...................................Ned Collins CREDITS Scenery, show control and automation by ShowMotion, Inc., Norwalk, CT. Stage construction performed by Tait Towers, Inc. Sound equipment by Masque Sound. Projection equipment by Sound Associates. Costumes executed by Carelli Costumes, Studio Rouge, Saint Laurie Merchant Tailors and Maria Ficarola Knitwear Ltd. Specialty dying and printing by Gene Mignola, Inc. Dance Shoes by Worldtone Dance. Hosiery and undergarments by Bra*Tenders. Props provided and executed by The Spoon Group. Keyboards by Yamaha. Rehearsed at the New 42nd Street Studios. Scenic drops adapted from George Tice: Urban Landscapes/ W.W. Norton. Other photographs featured are from George Tice: Selected Photographs 1953-1999/David R. Godine. (Photographs courtesy of the Peter Fetterman Gallery/Santa Monica.) SONG CREDITS “Ces Soirées-La (“Oh, What a Night”)” (Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker, Yannick Zolo, Edmond David Bacri). Jobete Music Company Inc., Seasons Music Company (ASCAP). “Silhouettes” (Bob Crewe, Frank Slay, Jr.), Regent Music Corporation (BMI). “You’re the Apple of My Eye” (Otis Blackwell), EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI). “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh), EMI April Music Inc., Aldi Music Company, Cotton Club Publishing (ASCAP). “Earth Angel” (Jesse Belvin, Curtis Williams, Gaynel Hodge), Embassy Music Corporation (BMI). “Sunday Kind of Love” (Barbara Belle, Anita Leanord Nye, Stan Rhodes, Louis Prima), LGL Music Inc./Larry Spier, Inc. (ASCAP). “My Mother’s Eyes” (Abel Baer, L. Wolfe Gilbert), Abel Baer Music Company, EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP). “I Go Ape” (Bob Crewe, Frank Slay, Jr.), MPL Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP). “(Who Wears) Short Shorts” (Bob Gaudio, Bill Crandall, Tom Austin, Bill Dalton), EMI Longitude Music, Admiration Music Inc., Third Story Music Inc., and New Seasons Music (BMI). “I’m in the Mood for Love” (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh), Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP). “Moody’s Mood for Love” (James Moody, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh), Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP). “Cry for Me” (Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “An Angel Cried” (Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music (BMI). “I Still Care” (Bob Gaudio), Hearts Delight Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Trance” (Bob Gaudio), Hearts Delight Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Sherry” (Bob Gaudio), MPL Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP). “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe), MPL Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP). “Walk Like a Man” (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio), Gavadima Music, MPL Communications Inc. (ASCAP). “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” (Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker), Jobete Music Company Inc, Seasons Music Company (ASCAP). “My Boyfriend’s Back” (Robert Feldman, Gerald Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer), EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI). “My Eyes Adored You” (Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan), Jobete Music Company Inc, Kenny Nolan Publishing (ASCAP), Stone Diamond Music Corporation, Tannyboy Music (BMI). “Dawn, Go Away” (Bob Gaudio, Sandy Linzer), EMI Full Keel Music, Gavadima Music, Stebojen Music Company (ASCAP). “Big Man in Town” (Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music (BMI), Gavadima Music (ASCAP). “Beggin’” (Bob Gaudio, Peggy Farina), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Stay”

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(Maurice Williams), Cherio Corporation (BMI). “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)” (Bob Crewe, Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer), EMI Longitude Music, Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc., Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ’Bout Me)” (Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer) Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Everybody Knows My Name” (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Bye Bye Baby” (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “C’mon Marianne” (L. Russell Brown, Ray Bloodworth), EMI Longitude Music and Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe), EMI Longitude Music, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Working My Way Back to You” (Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer), Screen Gems– EMI Music Inc, Seasons Four Music (BMI). “Fallen Angel” (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett), Chrysalis Music (ASCAP). “Rag Doll” (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio), EMI Longitude Music (BMI), Gavadima Music (ASCAP). “Who Loves You?” (Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker), Jobete Music Company Inc, Seasons Music Company (ASCAP). IN MEMORY It is difficult to imagine producing anything without the presence of beloved Dodger producing associate James Elliot Love. Friend to everyone he met, James stood at the heart of all that is good about the theatrical community. He will be missed, but his spirit abides. The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. The Theatre Managers, Press Agents, and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.

The Dramatists Guild—The Professional Association of Playwrights, Lyricists and Composers.

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1718 Peachtree St NW, Suite 181, Atlanta GA 30309 Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 404.873.4300 Russ Belin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President Amanda Martie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticketing Manager Kevin Ogle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticketing /Administrative Assistant Rebekah K. Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director Terry Romanoli . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Corporate Partnerships Marc Viscardi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of National Marketing For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Walker at BRAVE Public Relations, 404-233-3993.

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FOR INFORMATION regarding corporate partnerships and promotional opportunities with Broadway in Atlanta, please call 404.873.4300. We are excited to announce the new 2012-2013 BROADWAY lineup filled with some of New York City’s hottest shows! The season includes the Atlanta premiere of the 2011 Tony Award® winner WAR HORSE, the family friendly musical Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the brand new musical FLASHDANCE, the rockin fun of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, and you’ll be singing the praises of SISTER ACT! To learn more, call 1-800-278-4447 or visit BroadwayInAtlanta.com. Watch exclusive videos, become a fan, follow us and visit us online:

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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.

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.

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 Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your ”Fabulous Fox“ evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org.

Emergency Information In the event of an emergency, please walk to the nearest exit. Do Not Run.

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. On event days, 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. Group Sales The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to Groups for most Broadway shows. The Group Sales office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call 404 8812000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. Concessions Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. Restrooms Restrooms are located off the Main Lobby (downstairs), Mezzanine Lobby levels, and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the Spanish Room and Accessible/Family restrooms are located through the Office door in the main lobby. Gift Shop The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatre-related merchandise. The gift shop is located in the Spanish Room. Tours Tours of the Fox Theatre are available through the Atlanta Preservation Center. Tours are conducted Mondays 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.

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Smoking In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Special Needs Ken Shook, Patron Services Coordinator, is our liaison to the disabled community. He can be reached at 404.881.2118 and can provide information on the locations and prices of accessible seating and other programs for the disabled. The Fox Theatre also has a brochure detailing all these programs for our patrons with special needs. This brochure is available at the Concierge Desk in the Arcade. 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. 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. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. Parking Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox 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. 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. Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)


etiquette 1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be seated until intermission. 2. Take care of personal needs (drinks of water or restroom) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. 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. 4. 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. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear Lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of 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. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Wait until it is over and then exit with the rest of the audience. 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 Jamie Vosmeier . . . . . . . Director of Ticket Sales & Service Rachel Bomeli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Office Manager Jeff Quesenberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller Rick Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller Jennifer S. Farmer . . . . . . . . . Director of Sales/Ballrooms Jay Forrester . . . . . . . . . . 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 Coordinator Shelly Kleppsattel . . . . . . . . Booking & Contract Associate 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 Keith Cowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large F. Sheffield Hale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Walter R. Huntley Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts IV, Robert L. Foreman Jr., John R. Holder, Florence Inman, Craig B. Jones, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Robert E. Minnear, Starr Moore, Jay Myers, Carl V. Patton, 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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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 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. 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., 404-9617370, 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 The Melting Pot is the premiere fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. Four Atlanta locations, including 754 Peachtree St. NE, 404-389-0099, meltingpot. 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 Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.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 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, 404846-0644, 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 Ray’s in the City Set in the heart of Downtown, Ray’s in the City offers a selection of the freshest seafood flown in daily, hand-cut steaks and madeto-order sushi. 240 Peachtree Street, NW, 404524-9224, raysrestaurants.com. D Ray’s on the River has been an Atlanta dining destination for more than 27 years! Enjoy signature cuisine including fresh seafood and prime cut steaks. Sunday Brunch offers over 80 homemade items and a new Bloody Mary bar. 6700 Powers Ferry Rd., 770-955-1187, raysrestaurants.com. SS Ray’s at Killer Creek provides an unforgettable dining experience in an upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere. Sunday Supper features gourmet comfort food including a choice of three entrees served with bottomless sides, biscuits and cornbread. 1700 Mansell Rd., 770-649-0064, raysrestaurants.com. A 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-

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365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Rd., 404255-0035; 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 Briza Chef Janine Falvo’s approachable, modernist cuisine comes to life with Southern influences, and is complimented by the extensive wine list. 866 West Peachtree ST NW, 678-412-2402, brizarestaurant.com. M Eleven Restaurant & Bar A luxurious destination at Loews Atlanta Hotel. Sensational views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Just steps from Piedmont Park. Delectable cuisine, vibrant cocktails and live music. Visit them for delightful pre or post performance cocktails, or a quick bite that always gets a standing ovation. 1065 Peachtree St. NE, 404-745-5745, loewshotels.com/restaurants/ eleven/cuisine. M South City Kitchen With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped

make grits hip for the business crowd. 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 pure 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 Spice Market Inspired by the street life of Southeast Asia, Spice Market enchants with complex blends of seasonings and layers of flavor that ignite the taste buds served in a relaxed, alluring environment at W Atlanta — Midtown. 188 14th St. NE, 404724-2550, spicemarketatlanta.com. M

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complete with a visible fruit juicing and vegetable extraction station. Unique, freshy made mixers and a spirit selection of colorful, independent labels! 45 Ivan Allen Junior Blvrd., 404-5825800, watlantadowntown.com/drinkshop. D 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, 404-870-0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-2640253, 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., 404-6814434, parishatl.com.

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, 404347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M

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

italian Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar With a casual atmosphere and fare that is anything but casual, features a rustic menu that draws influences from all parts of Italy and its Mediterranean neighbors. 980 Piedmont Ave., 404-343-2446, peasantatl.com, M Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse located at Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead is Atlanta’s newest dining destination. 3500 Peachtree Rd., NE, 404-844-4810, davios.com/atl. B


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La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner in the heart of VirginiaHighland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430, latavolatrattoria.com. VH

MEXICAN Alma introduces Atlanta to a refreshing new approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404-968-9662, alma-atlanta.com. D 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. 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

spanish Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, h2sr.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., 404-3852005, 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


Fox fun facts: FOX theatre carpet

The Fox Theatre carpet design is based on photographs and a sample of the original carpet installed here in 1929. The design of the theatre carpet has symbols representing the Shriners and William Fox. The wool for the carpet came from sheep in New Zealand. 54 EncoreAtlantA.com

Bloomsberg Carpet Industries, based in Pennsylvania, custommade the Fox Theatre’s Auditorium and Egyptian Ballroom carpets this year. More than one acre of carpet was made. The recent carpet installation took 21 days and over 900 hours to complete.

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Chances are you’ve never given the floor of the Fox Theatre much thought. But did you know that you’re walking on a woven bit of history? Here are some other fun facts:


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ar Horse, which marked its oneyear anniversary on Broadway in March, will play the Fox Theatre the week of Sept. 25. Rarely do Atlanta audiences get to see a show this big, this newsworthy and this pedigreed so early in its national tour. The drama about a boy and his horse began with the National Theatre of Great Britain and went onto win five 2011 Tony Awards on Broadway, including best play. The national tour begins in mid-June in Los Angeles. Based on the acclaimed 1982 children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, 56 EncoreAtlantA.com

War Horse travels from the verdant English countryside to the fields of France and Germany at the outbreak of World War I. It tells the tale of 15year old Albert and his loyal friend and horse, Joey — from Joey’s perspective. When the horse is enlisted to fight for the English, he leaves behind a devastated master and tries to make sense of his new world. Joey’s fluid, life-like movements dazzle against a somber backdrop of 1914 wartime England. The audience sees Joey grow from young foal to a powerful horse that stretches nearly 7 feet

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high onstage. Though actually a puppet, Joey embodies the characteristics of a real animal and whinnies, shudders and gallops onstage. Two puppet masters work inside his frame of malleable cane to raise and lower his torso; a third controls his ears to convey emotional nuances. The life-size frame, from the Handspring Puppet Co. in Cape Town, South Africa, is strong enough for the actors to ride. Handspring created all 11 puppets in War Horse and received a special Tony Award for its stagecraft. Stephen Spielberg’s film of the same name, which premiered after the Broadway show opened, featured real horses. The idea of a horse galloping off to fight in war may seem fantastical, but the British drafted more than 1 million horses into their calvary during World War I. Only 62,000 returned home. War Horse productions continue on Broadway at Lincoln Center (at 96 percent capacity) as well as London’s West End and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. In Atlanta,War Horse is part of the Broadway in Atlanta series. Subscribers can buy tickets now; single tickets go on sale June 10. Details: foxtheatre.org or atlanta.broadway.com.


By JoAnn Greco

How to see the Garden State like a Jersey boy, or girl J

Pretty as a midsummer’s morn: By the sea 

When the Four Seasons liken “Dawn” to our laziest season, they may have had images of New Jersey’s hazy beaches and fiery sunrises in mind. The state has more than 200 miles of shoreline and an unsurpassed string of Atlantic coast towns. The list includes: • Asbury Park — Most closely associated with another musical legend, 60 EncoreAtlantA.com

Bruce Springsteen, this revitalized city is home to the Wave Gathering Music Festival each June, when the city’s cafes, restaurants, parks, shops, boardwalk, nightclubs and vendors offer local and regional music, art and food to the crowds. • Atlantic City —The East Coast gaming mecca has just added Revel, a $2.4 billion mega-resort to its nightlife scene.  • Wildwood — If songs like “Rag Doll” and “Sherry” have you feeling nostalgic,

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ersey Boys charts the rise of the Four Seasons from their formation in 1960 to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame some 30 years later. The show is divided into four seasons, with each member — Tommy DeVito (spring), Bob Gaudio (summer), Nick Massi (fall) and Frankie Valli (winter) — offering his perspective on the group’s long history. With that spirit in mind, here’s a guide to enjoying the Garden State any time of the year.


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indulge yourself with a stay at the doowop motel here. Then dare yourself to try all six of its roller coasters. • Cape May — Best known for its stellar collection of “painted lady” Victorian bed-and-breakfasts and a downtown that’s perfect for strolling.

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• The Crump Cup — Near Camden. Held each September, this amateur invitational tournament represents the only day that the course of Pine Valley Golf Club is open to the public.  What a very special time: Winter treasures

Like any smart Northerner, winter is when New Jerseyans move indoors. Fortunately, the state has a rich array

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When summer ends and school begins, there is no better place to check out the scene than at Princeton, the quintessential college town and campus, where legends like Albert Einstein and Woodrow Wilson, and contemporary luminaries such as architect Michael Graves and novelist Joyce Carol Oates, have taught. Other ways to fall for New Jersey: • Grounds for Sculpture — In Hamilton (north-central New Jersey). More than 200 sculptures, from the whimsical work of Red Grooms to the bronze abstractions of Steve Tobin, are on display in the park-like setting at the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.


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Walk like a man (or woman): Springtime jaunts

“What exit?” has long been the joking response to anyone who says that they hail from New Jersey. But savvy travelers know the smallish state offers much more than a place to chow down and fuel up while driving between New York and Philadelphia. So, get out of the car and walk. Here are some ways to put some spring in your step: 64 EncoreAtlantA.com

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Camden

• Branch Brook Park — In Newark. With some 2,700 pink and white cherry blossom trees here each April, New Jersey claims the state offers more of the ephemeral delights than Washington, D.C. But who’s counting? • Birdwatching — New Jersey also claims more kinds of birds per square mile than any other state. Chief spots for a glimpse include the Sandy Hook unit of Gateway National Park. • Lambertville — One of many charming small Jersey towns, this one is just a short walk across the Delaware River from the village of New Hope, Penn. It’s become a mecca for some serious antiquing and home decor shopping. JoAnn Greco is the editor of the online magazine TheCityTraveler.com and tweets under the name joanngreco.

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of cultural offerings, from museums to historic sites to performing arts. Some of the best include: • Thomas Edison National Historic Park — In West Orange. Explore the sprawling lab complex and estate of the “wizard of Menlo Park,” perhaps America’s greatest inventor. • Newark — Most of us know this city, if at all, for its international airport. But the state’s largest city is also home to the Newark Museum, which excels in natural history, Tibetan art and decorative objects (check out the Ballantine House period rooms). • Museum of American Glass — In Millville. Pay homage to the state’s heritage of glassmaking by visiting this collection of some 12,000 pieces of American glassware, dating to the early 1700s. • New Jersey State Aquarium/ Battleship New Jersey — In Camden. Two neighboring attractions allow kids to touch small sharks then move on to explore the galleys, sleeping quarters and decks of America’s most decorated battleship. (In winter, the ship is open weekends only and closed in January.)


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Atlanta Botanical Garden The Garden’s 30 acres in the heart of Midtown Atlanta house more than a dozen specialized gardens, with tens of thousands of plants. Don’t miss the collection of orchids, hydrangeas and Japanese maples. One of the garden’s unique features is the Canopy Walk, a tree-level walkway. From 40 feet in the air, visitors stroll among oaks, hickories and poplars for a bird’s-eye view of Storza Woods below. The garden also

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ew Jersey may be the Garden State, but it doesn’t have anything on Georgia when it comes to experiencing the beauty and serenity of flowers and trees. The many public gardens in metro Atlanta represent a variety of plant types and themes, but all have the same fundamental appeal. By Amy Schneider


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Atlanta History Center Historic Gardens History buffs are familiar with the wealth of knowledge cataloged at this Buckhead institution, but plant lovers are equally enchanted with the 33-acre site’s gardens and trails. The center is home to more than 600 species, including many rare and endangered species that are native to Georgia. A specimen of the Franklin Tree, which is now extinct in the wild, was determined to be the largest of its species and given the designation of Georgia State Champion in 2008 by the Georgia Forestry Commission. The Center’s 68 EncoreAtlantA.com

interest in the lives of our ancestors extends to its gardens — particularly the Smith Family Farm Gardens, which display plants that 19th-century Georgians kept both for aesthetic and practical purposes. $16.50; $13 age 65 and older, or ages 13-18; $11 ages 4-12. $2 discounts for buying online.

Robert L. Staton Rose Garden For those whose preferred plant is the rose, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History boasts 960 plants of 170 named specimens. The garden, near downtown, is named for the man who founded it in 1983. One highlight is the Mary Adrienne rose, named for former Fernbank director Mary Hiers. Samples of this rose, which vary from deep coral to orange-red, are available for sale, so visitors can take home a living souvenir — and support the rose garden with the proceeds. Free. Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden This botanical garden features about 2,000 plants in two gardens: one devoted to native plants and one that

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weaves in art and music. In addition to permanent art pieces, such special exhibits as 2004’s blockbuster “Chihuly in the Garden” still have visitors talking. Through October, “Independent Visions: Sculpture in the Garden” will showcase 19 contemporary sculptures by nine internationally known artists; the sixperformance “Concerts in the Garden” series begins in June. Garden admission: $18.95 adults; $12.95 ages 3-15. Parking begins at $2. Garden memberships and parking passes available.


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features one of the largest variety of ferns in the nation. Gardeners frustrated by plants that can’t endure Georgia’s climate will want to visit to the native plant garden, where experts share what thrives here. Spring and fall plant sales let visitors put the education into practice at home. The Ferns of the World Garden, which displays 380 groups of ferns, is so impressive that its guests have included the British Pteridological Society and the Hardy Fern Foundation from Seattle. Free.

Dunaway Gardens Founded by actress Hetty Jane Dunaway as a place to train theater artists, this 25-acre site in Newnan is on the National Register of Historic Places. The rock and floral garden reopened to 70 EncoreAtlantA.com

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visitors in 2005. Guests today can see the original amphitheater, where performers honed their craft in the 1930s and ’40s, as well as Little Stone Mountain, an acre of solid granite. Other highlights include the Hanging Garden, a perennial garden where rock overhangs and staircases surround a waterfall; the Japanese Garden, which includes koi pools; and a rose garden with more than 100 antique roses. $10; $8 children. Amy Schneider is an Atlanta-based freelance writer.

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Gardens of the Carter Presidential Center The 35-acre site on which the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum sits provides a beautiful space to relax amid the gardens and its two small lakes. The site’s most famous flora are the roses; there are 40 varieties, including the coral flower named for former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Visitors also can explore the Japanese garden, which was designed by master gardener Kinsaku Nakane and features azaleas, rhododendrons, Japanese maples and more. Formal gardens and waterfalls between the lakes add to the site’s tranquility, and interspersed with the plants are donated sculptures, a koi pond and picnic tables near a native oak forest. No charge to stroll the grounds east of downtown near Little Five Points.


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Ghosts and Gold: Historic Villa Rica Ghost Tour A two-hour walking history tour with a paranormal twist. Visit Villa Rica and learn about the town’s Gold Rush and Civil War history.

You pay only $5!

Magazine deal can quench your thirst for beer knowledge A two-year subscription (online and print) from Beer Connoisseur Magazine plus a $20 Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery gift card.

You pay only $35!



May 2012: Jersey Boys at the Fox Theatre