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The Performance

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to Stage Dreamgirls goes around and around.

42 Education and Outreach

The Fox Theatre gives back.

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From stage to movie to stage

By Kathy Janich

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t could be argued that behind every good Dreamgirl is a not-so-good man. Manager Marty Madison and songwriter C.C. White do have their redeeming qualities, but power hungry Curtis Taylor Jr., and soul man James “Thunder” Early are definitely steppin’ to the bad side. And seriously, where would this 1981 Broadway hit be without them? A lot less gritty, likely, and a lot less real. The push and pull of ego, ambition and love, of breakups, reconciliations and shifting alliances is what gives

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Dreamgirls its propulsive energy. Composer Henry Krieger says the show has the episodic appeal of a soap opera, and he means that in a positive way. “These are people you can follow and identify with,” he says. “Real people and real raw emotions. Rejection and reuniting. It’s something [audiences] seem to say, ‘Oh yeah, I can relate [to].’ There’s a lot of, ‘That feels right, that feels true,’ and they root for different characters.” Dreamgirls always has been a crowdpleaser. The Broadway original won six

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Jennifer Holliday, now 50, wowed audiences and critics as the big-voiced Effie Melody White. She first hit Broadway in 1979’s Your Arms Too Short to Box With God. She won a 1981 Tony Award for Dreamgirls but has never done another Broadway show. She does have a thriving concert career, has played Effie twice for Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars, and last year relocated to Atlanta. She lives in midtown and worships at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Look for her first CD in 17 years this fall. Love Is on the Way features jazz standards and R&B love songs. Sheryl Lee Ralph, now 53, played Deena Jones, often thought to be a thinly veiled depiction of Diana Ross (creators insist she’s a combination of Motown artists). Ralph played a New York socialite in 2002’s Thoroughly Modern Millie. On TV, she’s done “Designing Women,” “Moesha” and “Justice League.” She played Denzel Washington’s wife in the feature film The Mighty Quinn and Robert De Niro’s mistress in Mistress.

Loretta Devine, now 61, played Lorrell Robinson. She’s had recurring TV roles on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Boston Public,” “Eli Stone” and “Everybody Hates Chris,” and appeared in the feature films Waiting to Exhale, Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut, I Am Sam, Woman Thou Art Loosed and Crash. She did the stop-motion animated TV series “The PJs” and is a five-time NAACP Image Award winner. She played a jazz singer in the Dreamgirls movie and can be seen this fall in Tyler Perry’s film version of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

Tony awards and ran more than threeand-a-half years. A 1987 revival ran five months. A 2001 staged concert in New York became a ticket-scalper’s fantasy, with Audra McDonald, Heather Headley and Lillias White as the girls, and Billy Porter (Jimmy), Norm Lewis (Curtis) and Darius de Haas (C.C.)

as the men in their lives. Atlanta has seen numerous productions, including two by Theater of the Stars, in which Jennifer Holliday reprised her Tony Award-winning performance as Effie Melody White (a role first written for Nell Carter, who bowed out when cast in TV’s “Gimme a Break”).

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The original Dreamgirls: Where are they now?


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power plays, disc jockeys and payola, the presidency of John F. Kennedy and the uneasiness of the civil rights movement. That hasn’t been a problem, says Krieger. “I think people learned as they went and certain things resonated,” he says of the young cast. “I think it was a learning curve for them, and they are very bright people, and they get it.” (Cast member Milton Craig Nealy has seen it all. He plays Marty now and was an understudy and swing in the original production.) Dreamgirls, the show, opened in 1962 at the Apollo Theater in New York. This Dreamgirls tour opened in November, at the Apollo Theater in New York. A bit of synchronicity? Sure. A great marketing move? You bet. As the show’s refrain says, “Show biz, it’s just show biz.” Kathy Janich is an Atlanta theater artist and freelance writer. After years in daily newspapers, she’s found a joyous second career as an artistic associate at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre, synchrotheatre.com.

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More than anything else, however, this tour owes its life to a movie. The 2006 feature film with Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy gave producers a new way to look at the show, says Krieger, the last living member of the original creative team. It gave them a chance to create the “best possible” Dreamgirls for audiences who have never seen it onstage. This version has all-new sets and costumes and a fluidity that exceeded even the grasp of original director Michael Bennett, the Chorus Line mastermind who won a Tony (Best Choreography) for this, his last show, and earned praise for introducing a cinematic structure to the Broadway stage. The song “Listen” has been taken from the film and reworked as a reunion number for Effie and Deena. Dreamgirls arrives with a cast of about 25, most of whom weren’t alive in 1981, let alone the ’60s in which most of the show takes place, the age of Motown and


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John Breglio

Vienna Waits Productions in association with

Chunsoo Shin, Jake Productions & Broadway Across America/TBS present

Book and Lyrics by

Music by

Tom Eyen

Henry Krieger

Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by

Michael Bennett Additional Material by

Willie Reale Starring

Syesha Mercado Chaz Lamar Shepherd Chester Gregory Adrienne Warren Trevon Davis Margaret Hoffman Milton Craig Nealy Patrice Covington with

Felicia Boswell Tallia Brinson Ronald Duncan Talitha Farrow Brittney Griffin Robert Hartwell Jared Joseph Nikki Kimbrough Grasan Kingsberry Brittany Lewis Douglas Lyons Kimberly Marable Jarran Muse Amaker Smith Marc Spaulding Terrance Lemar Thomas Timothy Ware and introducing

Moya Angela Scenic Design by

Costume Design by

Robin Wagner

Lighting Design by

William Ivey Long

Sound Design by

Ken Billington

Media Design by

Acme Sound Partners

Hair Design by

Howard Werner/Lightswitch

Music Direction by

Orchestrations by

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Harold Wheeler

Production Stage Manager

Technical Supervisor

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Paul Huntley Vocal Arrangements by

David Chase & Cleavant Derricks Press & Marketing

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Casting

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Type A Marketing General Management

Alan Wasser • Allan Williams Aaron Lustbader Co-Choreographer

Shane Sparks Directed & Choreographed by

Robert Longbottom This production originally produced in South Korea by Chunsoo Shin


the company (in order of appearance) M.C............................................................................................................... JARED JOSEPH Stepp Sister.............................................................................................. FELICIA BOSWELL Stepp Sister................................................................................................ TALLIA BRINSON Stepp Sister.............................................................................................NIKKI KIMBROUGH Stepp Sister.......................................................................................... KIMBERLY MARABLE Marty................................................................................................... MILTON CRAIG NEALY Joann..........................................................................................................TALITHA FARROW Charlene...................................................................................................... BRITTANY LEWIS Curtis Taylor, Jr.................................................................................CHAZ LAMAR SHEPHERD Deena Jones............................................................................................ SYESHA MERCADO Lorrell Robinson...................................................................................... ADRIENNE WARREN C.C. White...................................................................................................... TREVON DAVIS Effie Melody White........................................................................................... MOYA ANGELA Little Albert................................................................................................MARC SPAULDING Tru-Tone...................................................................................................ROBERT HARTWELL Tru-Tone.......................................................................................TERRANCE LEMAR THOMAS Tru-Tone.......................................................................................................DOUGLAS LYONS Tru-Tone.......................................................................................................... JARRAN MUSE James “Thunder” Early............................................................................ CHESTER GREGORY Tiny Joe Dixon......................................................................................GRASAN KINGSBERRY Wayne.........................................................................................TERRANCE LEMAR THOMAS Dave............................................................................................................ BRET SHUFORD Sweetheart...................................................................................................EMILY FERRANTI Sweetheart............................................................................................. STEPHANIE GIBSON Frank.............................................................................................................. JARRAN MUSE Michelle Morris.....................................................................................MARGARET HOFFMAN Jerry.............................................................................................................. JARED JOSEPH Mr. Morgan..........................................................................................GRASAN KINGSBERRY Ensemble............................................FELICIA BOSWELL, TALLIA BRINSON, RONALD DUNCAN, TALITHA FARROW, ROBERT HARTWELL, JARED JOSEPH, NIKKI KIMBROUGH,. GRASAN KINGSBERRY, BRITTANY LEWIS, DOUGLAS LYONS, KIMBERLY MARABLE, . JARRAN MUSE, MARC SPAULDING, TERRANCE LEMAR THOMAS, Timothy Ware At certain performances of DREAMGIRLS, the role of “Effie White” . will be played by PATRICE COVINGTON.

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for the listed players unless a specific announcement . is made at the time of the performance. For Deena: FELICIA BOSWELL, MARGARET HOFFMAN; For Effie: TALITHA FARROW; For Lorrell: FELICIA BOSWELL, NIKKI KIMBROUGH; For Michelle: TALLIA BRINSON, BRITTANY LEWIS; For Curtis: GRASAN KINGSBERRY, JARRAN MUSE; For J.T. Early: JARED JOSEPH, DOUGLAS LYONS; For C.C.: JARRAN MUSE, TERRANCE LEMAR THOMAS; For Marty: JARED JOSEPH, GRASAN KINGSBERRY.

SWINGS

BRITTNEY GRIFFIN, AMAKER SMITH

dance captain BRITTNEY GRIFFIN

ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN KIMBERLY MARABLE

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musical numbers ACT I “I’m Lookin’ for Something”........................................................................ The Stepp Sisters “Goin’ Downtown”.................................................................... Little Albert and The Tru-Tones “Takin’ the Long Way Home”.............................................................................Tiny Joe Dixon “Move (You’re Steppin’ on My Heart)”.................................................. Effie, Deena and Lorrell “Fake Your Way to the Top”.......................................................Jimmy, Effie, Deena and Lorrell “Cadillac Car”.............................. Curtis, Jimmy, C.C., Marty, Effie, Deena, Lorrell and Company “Steppin’ to the Bad Side”........... Curtis, C.C., Jimmy, Wayne, Lorrell, Effie, Deena and Company “Party, Party”............................................................ Effie, Curtis, Jimmy, Lorrell and Company “I Want You Baby”....................................................................Jimmy, Effie, Deena and Lorrell “Family”............................................................... Effie, C.C., Curtis, Jimmy, Deena and Lorrell “Dreamgirls”...................................................................................... Deena, Lorrell and Effie “Press Conference”......................................................................Deena, Curtis and Company “Heavy”............................................................................................. Deena, Lorrell and Effie “It’s All Over”.......................................... Curtis, Effie, Deena, Lorrell, C.C., Michelle and Jimmy “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”................................................................................ Effie There will be one 15-minute intermission. ACT II “What Love Can Do”.........................Deena, Lorrell, Michelle, C.C., Curtis, Jimmy, and Company “I Am Changing”............................................................................................................. Effie “One More Picture Please”.....................................Deena, Lorrell, Michelle and Photographers “You Are My Dream”....................................................................................Curtis and Deena “Got to Be Good Times”...............................................................................The Five Tuxedos “Ain’t No Party”........................................................................................... Lorrell and Jimmy “I Meant You No Harm”.............................................. Jimmy, Lorrell, Deena, C.C. and Michelle “The Rap”........................................................................................Jimmy, Curtis and Lorrell “I Miss You Old Friend”..................................................................................... Effie and C.C. “One Night Only”............................................................................................................ Effie “One Night Only”........................................................... Deena, Lorrell, Michelle and Company “I’m Somebody”........................................................................... Deena, Lorrell and Michelle “Listen” *..................................................................................................... Deena and Effie “Hard to Say Goodbye”................................................................. Deena, Lorrell and Michelle “Dreamgirls”........................................................................ Effie, Deena, Lorrell and Michelle THE TIME 1962 - 1975 DREAMGIRLS ORCHESTRA Conductor: ALVIN HOUGH, JR.; Assistant Conductor, Keyboard: DARRYL ARCHIBALD; Drummer: TREVOR HOLDER; Bass: JASON LANGLEY; Guitar: DAVE MATOS. LOCAL MUSICIANS Woodwinds: RICH JONES, SETH KUEHN; Trumpets: LEE KING, JONATHAN SWYGERT; . Trombone: TOM GIBSON; Keyboard II: ANDREW FAZACKERLEY; Percussion: SCOTT DOUGLAS; Contractor: LEONARD ALTIERI. Music Coordinator: MICHAEL KELLER Synthesizer Programmer: RANDY COHEN Music Prepartation: EMILY GRISHMAN MUSIC PREPARATION *Original lyrics by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven and Beyoncé Knowles. Revised lyrics by Willie Reale. All videotaping, audio recording and photography is strictly prohibited.

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the company

Moya Angela

Adrienne Warren

Syesha Mercado

Trevon Davis

Chaz Lamar Shepherd

Margaret Hoffman

Chester Gregory

Milton Craig Nealy

Patrice Covington

Felicia Boswell

Tallia Brinson

Ronald Duncan

Talitha Farrow

Brittney Griffin

Robert Hartwell

Jared Joseph

Nikki Kimbrough

Grasan Kingsberry

Brittany Lewis

Amaker Smith

Douglas Lyons

Marc Spaulding

Kimberly Marable

Terrance Lemar Thomas

Jarran Muse

Timothy Ware


who’s who MOYA ANGELA (Effie White) joins our cast from The Lion King’s Gazelle and Cheetah tours (Disney). Her roles included Rafiki and Shenzi. She is a native of Indianapolis, Ind., where she won two Encore awards in her roles as Sara in Ragtime and Adapearle in The Wiz. Moya made her NYC debut with Dreamgirls and thanks her parents/loving family for support. SYESHA MERCADO (Deena Jones) rose to fame as the second runner-up on American Idol’s seventh season. The rising starlet has begun recording her first album, collaborating with prominent writers and producers, including Grammywinner Diane Warren and Evan Bogart. As a young actress, Syesha received the prestigious South Eastern Theatre Conference’s Best Supporting Actress award. She majored in theater at Florida International University and has appeared in national commercials. CHAZ LAMAR SHEPHERD (Curtis Taylor, Jr.). Philadelphia’s Chaz Shepherd has co-starred in many TV shows (“7th Heaven,” “The Parkers,” “The Game...”) and as Harpo in Broadway’s The Color Purple. Chaz’s gospel work was Grammy nominated in 2009. After being on the Billboard charts three times in 2009, Chaz’s soul/R&B album Love & Truth was released during the Dreamgirls tour and is now available in the lobby. CHESTER GREGORY (James “Thunder” Early), an award-winning actor/performer/ singer/songwriter, is ecstatic about being Jimmy in Dreamgirls and returning to the world famous Apollo Theater, where he made his N.Y. debut as Jackie Wilson in The Jackie Wilson Story (Jeff, AUDELCO, BTAA and Black Excellence awards). Broadway: Hairspray (Seaweed), Cry-Baby (Dupree) and Tarzan (Terk). Other: Hairspray (movie) and performing for Michael Jackson. Training: Columbia Chicago (B.F.A.). His music is available at ChesterGregory.com. ADRIENNE WARREN (Lorrell Robinson) is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan.

College. New York Theatre: The Wiz (Dorothy, understudy for Encores! Summer Stars). Regional: Little Shop of Horrors, Cats, Big River and the 25th anniversary of Dreamgirls, starring Jennifer Holliday. Training: Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project. Trans Siberian Orchestra 2008-2009 Winter Tour (Featured Vocalist). Special thanks to God, family, and Peter Strain and Associates for. constant support. TREVON DAVIS (C.C. White), a native of Flint, Mich., and a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, was a finalist on BET’s “Sunday Best” and appeared in MTV’s “Making the Band 4.” He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He thanks his family and friends for their continuous support and God for His. many blessings. MARGARET HOFFMAN (Michelle Morris; u/s Deena) recently graduated from Sam Houston State University, obtaining a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. While attending school, Margaret has performed in several theatrical and entertainment events at the premiere theatres of Houston, Texas, such as The Ensemble Theatre and Theatre Under The Stars. Special thanks go out to friends, family and Jay Binder Casting. MILTON CRAIG NEALY (Marty) is happy to be a part of this new production of Dreamgirls, having been in the original Broadway production as well as the 1987 revival. He created the roles of Agwe in Once on this Island and Four-Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe on Broadway. Other Broadway: Miss Saigon; Caroline, or Change; Ain’t Misbehavin’. Tours include: Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar. PATRICE COVINGTON (Effie White at certain performances). 2010 Grammy Award Nominee: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording of Ain’t Misbehavin (Best Musical Album). Recent credits, Tour: Ain’t Misbehavin w/ Ruben Studdard (Armelia), Beehive (Wanda). Regional: Hello Dolly (Ernestina/ Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21


who’s who Mrs. Rose/Dolly u/s), All Shook Up (Sylvia). Proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Endless thanks to God, my charming and supportive fiancé “E,” family, friends and Thomas at DDO Artists Agency! “Don’t be a star … be a galaxy!” PatriceCovington.com FELICIA BOSWELL (Ensemble, Stepp Sister; u/s Deena, Lorrell). Nat’l Tour: Aida; Regional: Caroline, or Change (Guthrie Theater); Aida (VMT), Beehive (Maltz Jupiter), Boys from Syracuse (Baltimore Centerstage), Little Shop (Atlanta Lyric); Starlight Jazz (Japan). Won Car SCLC Talent Search! Thanks parents John Boswell, the late Mattie Boswell and WFW, III. TALLIA BRINSON (Ensemble, Stepp Sister; u/s Michelle) is thankful to be a part of this fabulous show! Tallia grew up in Atlanta, Ga., by way of Springfield, Mass.Training: University of the Arts (B.F.A.). Credits: Xanadu (1st National), Rent National Tour (Mimi), Caroline or Change, and High School Musical (North Shore/MUNY). “Love No Limit” RONALD DUNCAN (Ensemble). Training: New World School of the Arts, Theatre School at DePaul University, Miami Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Hubbard Street and Steps. Recent Credits: Mamma Mia!, The King and I, Joseph…, Purlie, Parade (Joseph Jefferson nomination). A Miami native, Ronald thanks God for his many mentors and friends. Proud member of AEA. TALITHA FARROW (Ensemble, Joann; u/s Effie) is a recent graduate from AMDA NY. Nat’l Tours: Hairspray. She would like to thank God, Aunt Ruby, her beautiful family and friends for their love and endless support; special thanks to Dulcina Eisen Associates for always believing. Ecclesiastes 9: 1-10 BRITTNEY GRIFFIN (Swing, Dance Captain) received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University at Buffalo. Tours: 42nd Street (Anytime Annie) and Hairspray. Regional: Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Thanks to Mom, Dad and family for your love & support. Ted Levy, thanks for believing in me! 22 EncoreAtlantA.com

ROBERT HARTWELL (Ensemble, Tru-Tone) is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan and is beyond blessed to be here! Regional: MUNY, Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita. Training: Hungarian National Ballet, NC School of the Arts. Love to my family, Stewart Talent and Binder Casting! JARED JOSEPH (Ensemble, M.C., Jerry; u/s J.T. Early, Marty), a Houston native and proud NYU (Cap21) alum, is honored to be a part of this incredible cast! Most recent credits: The Scottsboro Boys (Reading Susan Stroman) and Black Terror (NYU). Thank you: God for continued favor, Mom/ Dad, Justin, family and friends! NIKKI KIMBROUGH (Ensemble, Stepp Sister; u/s Lorrell) has appeared on “Star Search” and opened for Anthony Hamilton. Get Fit w/Nik, Inc. CEO (featured in Bally Total Fitness commercials); hosted fitness segments on “The Early Show,” “Makeover Manor,” BET, CNN and NBC. Richmond, VA native. Training: University of Virginia (B.A.), Syracuse University (M.A.). getfitwnik.com. GRASAN KINGSBERRY (Ensemble, Tiny Joe Dixon, Mr. Morgan; u/s Curtis, Marty) is ecstatic to have this opportunity to share and be a part of the legacy of Dreamgirls. Training: Juilliard (B.F.A.); B’way: Finian’s Rainbow; The Color Purple (Original Cast); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Original Cast); Disney’s Aida (Amonasro u/s). Regional: The Old Globe, Music Theatre of Wichita, Casa Mañana, Le Petit Theatre. grasankingsberry.com “así será.” BRITTANY LEWIS (Ensemble, Charlene; u/s Michelle). After graduating from AMDA, Brittany toured the U.S. in The Solid Gold Dance Party. Recent shows: 42nd Street (NSMT), Christmas Spectacular (Gateway), The Producers (ACCC) and Broadway Tonite. Love always to Mama, Daddy, Preston and Gungi. This is for you! DOUGLAS LYONS (Ensemble, Tru-Tone; u/s J.T. Early). National Tours: Rent. Favorite Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Goodspeed


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who’s who Musicals, Hartford Stage Company. Thanks to Cyd Levin and Associates, Mark Brandon at Binder, my devoted parents and friends. Hartt School B.F.A. alum. Galatians 6:9. KIMBERLY MARABLE (Ensemble, Stepp Sister; Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled to be in the Dreamgirls family! Tours: Hairspray, The Wedding Singer (First National). A Brooklyn native and Dartmouth graduate, Kimberly thanks God for this opportunity and friends and family for their unwavering love and support. kimberlymarable.com. Salaams. JARRAN MUSE (Ensemble, Tru-Tone, Frank; u/s Curtis, C.C.), a Jersey native, thanks God... Thrilled to be part of this show! Broadway: White Christmas, Dreamgirls (Apollo). Tours: Hairspray, 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor). Regional: Joseph... (PCLO), Crazy For You (Fulton), ...Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney). Norwegian Cruise Line. For anyone that has a dream to perform: You can do it! jarranmuse.com twitter @jarranmuse AMAKER SMITH (Swing). Dance Instruction: Alfred Gallman and Lisa Attles, Clarissa Newby Phillips at The Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, The Juilliard School, Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey. Smith worked for The Muny in the summer of 2009 and continues his career with this national tour of Dreamgirls. MARC SPAULDING (Ensemble, Little Albert) began his dance training at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. His performance credits include: the Broadway revival of Equus, feature film Hairspray, the NBC Today Show, West Side Story European Tour and Philadanco. TERRANCE LEMAR THOMAS (Ensemble, Tru-Tone, Wayne; u/s C.C.) is elated to join such a riveting cast! Broadway: Hair (Tribe). Regional: Aida (Mereb), Footloose (Travis). Film: Dreamgirls (Dreamworks/ Paramount), Straightbashers (JewGoy Films). Other: India.Arie, Gnarls Barkley, Justin Timberlake, Vanessa Hudgens, Chayanne, National Ballet of Cuba. A proud choreo24 EncoreAtlantA.com

grapher and lyricist, he thanks God, mom, Tory, Anita, family and friends. Love today! TIMOTHY WARE (Ensemble). Nat’l Tours: Mamma Mia! (1st African American Sky), Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: For Lovers Only. Regional: The Fantasticks (Arena Stage), Rent (CRT), Godspell (Syracuse Stage), The Colored Museum (Crossroads Theatre). Thanks to Binder Casting and my wonderful agents, SCAW Inc. For Sky, Summer and Barry. BRET SHUFORD (Dave). B’way: The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Beauty and the Beast. National Tour: The Sound of Music. Regional: Ford’s Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Casa Manana, Walnut Street Theatre, Prince Music Theater, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Music Theatre of Wichita. TV: “Guiding Light,” “All My Children.” Proud member of Actors’ Equity. BretShuford.com EMILY FERRANTI (Sweetheart), a recent graduate from The Boston Conservatory, is thrilled to be a part of Dreamgirls! Thank you to the creative team and to the wonderful Nicolosi & Co! Emily wishes all the best to the cast on tour. N.Y.C. debut. STEPHANIE GIBSON (Sweetheart). Broadway: Spamalot (Lady of the Lake u/s). National Tours: A Chorus Line (Judy Turner), Happy Days (Lori Beth). Regional: Happy Days (Paper Mill Playhouse-Original Cast Recording). Television: “All My Children,” “Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns.” Training: Cincinnati Conservatory, B.F.A. Love to Family, Nicolosi and Co. and my fiancé Will. ROBERT LONGBOTTOM (Director/Choreographer) made his Broadway debut as director/choreographer on Side Show, which earned four Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical. Other theatrical highlights include the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie for the Roundabout Theater Company at the new Henry Miller Theater; the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song (Tony, Astaire & Outer Critics


who’s who Circle nomination); The Scarlet Pimpernel; the off-Broadway hit Pageant; Disney’s On The Record and The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., he directed the wartime classic Mister Roberts, and directed and choreographed the musical Carnival. Robert also directed Hay Fever for the Old Globe Theater. TOM EYEN (Book and Lyrics) wrote the book and lyrics for the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which he won both the 1982 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical. Eyen was a pioneer of the off Broadway theater movement in the ’60s and a prolific experimental playwright. His first commercial success came in 1970 with his satirical comedy The Dirtiest Show in Town. Other plays include Why Hannah’s Skirt Won’t Stay Down, Sarah B. Divine! and Women Behind Bars. He died on May 29, 1991. HENRY KRIEGER (Composer) began composing for off Broadway in his 20s, a venue that led to his meeting with playwright-lyricist Tom Eyen. Together with director-choreographer Michael Bennett, they created the long-running Broadway hit musical Dreamgirls, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on Dec. 20, 1981. Dreamgirls won six Tony awards, and Mr. Krieger was nominated for his now legendary score, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album. Dreamgirls generated new success with new audiences as a Dreamworks film ,directed by Bill Condon. His most recent Broadway musical, Side Show, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom (book and lyrics by Bill Russell), opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1997. Side Show received four Tony nominations, including Best Score. Mr. Krieger is delighted to be reunited with Mr. Longbottom on his wonderful new production of Dreamgirls! WILLIE REALE (Additional Material). With his friend Henry Krieger, Willie wrote the

song “Patience” for the film Dreamgirls (Oscar nomination). He wrote A Year with Frog and Toad and received a Tony nomination for the book and for the score (with his brother, composer Robert Reale). He is the founder of The 52nd Street Project, which he directed for 18 years. Mr. Reale has written a good deal of television drama and recently won an Emmy for his contribution to the reinvention of The Electric Company currently on PBS. His latest musical, written with his brother and playwright Richard Dresser, recently debuted at the American Repertory Theater in Boston. MICHAEL BENNETT (Conception, Original Director / Choreographer) choreographed Promises, Promises; Coco; Company; Follies (which he co-directed with Hal Prince); and Seasaw (which he also wrote and directed). In 1973 he made his debut as a dramatic director with Twigs, which starred Sada Thompson. A Chorus Line, which he conceived, choreographed and directed, won nine Tony Awards. In 1976 he and the other authors of A Chorus Line were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for drama. In 1979 he produced, directed and choreographed Ballroom, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won Mr. Bennett his sixth Tony. He won his seventh Tony Award for 1981’s Dreamgirls and directed its 1985 Broadway revival. The film adaptation of Dreamgirls was released in December 2006. SHANE SPARKS (Co-Choreographer) is one of the most talented and sought after choreographers working in the entertainment industry today. Shane puts his heart into every dance step and that has translated into some of the most memorable dance performances of the last decade earning Shane an Emmy nomination and a spot on two of the most popular dance shows on television, the hit FOX TV show “So You Think You Can Dance?” and the MTV smash hit “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Shane is excited to be a part of the Dreamgirls production. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25


who’s who COURTNEY YOUNG (Associate Director/ Choreographer) is thrilled to be a part of Dreamgirls after working on the Korean production. Broadway: Young Frankenstein (dance captain), The Producers, The Full Monty and Little Me. Other: Showboat (Carnegie Hall, associate choreographer), Carnival (Kennedy Center, associate choreographer), Fosse, Cats, The Radio City Rockettes and Joseph.... Film/TV: The Producers, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” GALEN HOOKS (Associate Co-Choreographer). Credits: The LXD, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson VMA Tribute, Neyo, Jonas Brothers, Nike print, 17 Again, Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars. Penn State graduate. Thank you Mom, Dad, Tay, Grant, Anthony, Brooklyn, Shane and Bobby. ROBIN WAGNER (Scenic Design). Broadway designs include: Dreamgirls (South Korea); A Chorus Line (Revival); Young Frankenstein; The Producers; The Boy From Oz; Kiss Me, Kate; Saturday Night Fever; Side Show; Angels in America; Victor/Victoria; Jelly’s Last Jam; Crazy for You; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Chess; 42nd Street; Dreamgirls; On the Twentieth Century; A Chorus Line; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lenny; Promises, Promises; The Great White Hope; and Hair. Operas: Metropolitan, Swedish Royal, Vienna State, Royal Opera Covent Garden. Honors: Tonys, Drama Desks, Outer Critics Circles, and others. He is a trustee of the Public Theater and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame. WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Design). New York credits include: 9 to 5, Pal Joey, Young Frankenstein, Grey Gardens, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray, The Producers, The Music Man, Contact, Swing, Cabaret, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Chicago, Smokey Joe’s Café, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You, Nine, Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol, Assassins, Robert Wilson’s Hamletmachine; Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels tour; Siegfried and 26 EncoreAtlantA.com

Roy at the Mirage Hotel; The Pointer Sisters at Caesar’s Palace; Mr. Long has been nominated for 11 Tony awards, winning five times. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2006. Hats off to Theoni V. Aldredge, the legendary designer of the original Dreamgirls. KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Design) has designed 89 Broadway shows, including the current Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie and Finian’s Rainbow, and the current touring productions of Annie, Chicago (Worldwide), The Drowsy Chaperone, Topal in Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical 2 (Worldwide), White Christmas and Riverdance, for which he was the lighting supervisor. Ken’s Tony nominations include Sunday in the Park with George, The Drowsy Chaperone, End of the World, Foxfire, Sweeney Todd, Working, and The Visit. He received the 1997 Tony Award for his work on Chicago. Other projects include New York’s Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular from 1979 to 2005, Disneyland’s nighttime extravaganza Fantasmic!, the Las Vegas spectacular Jubilee!, and Shamu Rocks! for Seaworld Orlando and San Diego. ACME SOUND PARTNERS (Sound Design). Selected Broadway: Fences (Tony nomination), The Addams Family, Ragtime, Bye Bye Birdie, Hair (Tony nomination), In The Heights (Tony nomination), Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hot Feet, The Light in the Piazza, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dracula the Musical, Twentieth Century, Fiddler on the Roof, Never Gonna Dance, The Boy From Oz, Avenue Q, Gypsy, La Bohème (Drama Desk Award), Flower Drum Song, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard, Nevin Steinberg and Sten Severson. HOWARD WERNER / LIGHTSWITCH (Media Design). Since 1982, Howard has created lighting and media designs for theater, architectural installations, trade


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who’s who shows, special events and corporate shows throughout the world. On Broadway, Howard has been represented with Dream, Lestat, The Pirate Queen, Say Goodnight Gracie and the current productions of Bye, Bye Birdie and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Howard is a principal in Lightswitch, a design consortium with five offices across the country. Lightswitch was Founded in. 1993. Lightswitch.net PAUL HUNTLEY (Hair Design). Londonborn Paul Huntley is a special Tony Award winner as well as a Drama Desk recipient. Paul had worked on hundreds of Broadway projects since arriving in this country in 1972. His projects have included Cats, Amadeus, Kiss Me Kate, The Producers and Hairspray. Current Broadway Shows: Blithe Spirit and 9 to 5. Film: Christopher Plummer in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Willem Dafoe in Cirque du Freak. ALVIN HOUGH, JR. (Conductor) is both excited and honored to be making his touring debut with Dreamgirls. A native of Washington, DC, Alvin also plays piano and has performed at the Kennedy Center, White House, Capitol and for numerous regional theatre productions, including Godspell, Cinderella, Children of Eden, Grease, Working, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line. A.B, 2006, Harvard College; M.S, 2008, Georgia Tech. HAROLD WHEELER (Orchestrations) holds the distinction of being the first AfricanAmerican to conduct the annual Academy Awards and a Broadway musical, Promises, Promises. Other Broadway credits include: The Wiz (Original Production), A Chorus Line, Lena Horne — The Lady And Her Music, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dreamgirls, and Never Gonna Dance. He received Tony nominations for: Little Me, Swing!, The Life, The Full Monty, Hairspray, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and won a Drama Desk Award for his work on Hairspray. He composed the score for the film Love! Valor! Compassion! and 28 EncoreAtlantA.com

acted as co-Musical Director for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Currently, he is the Musical Director for the ABC series, “Dancing With The Stars.” He is married to actress/singer Hattie Winston. DAVID CHASE (Vocal Arrangements) has been the music supervisor and/ or arranger for 19 Broadway musicals, most recently Billy Elliot and  Promises, Promises. He is very happy to be working once again with fellow Side Show veterans Mssrs. Longbottom, Kreiger and Wheeler. Musical training: Harvard Biology degree. Thank you, James Raitt. MICHAEL KELLER (Music Coordinator). Music coordination for Broadway: American Idiot, The Addams Family, Million Dollar Quartet, Fela, Memphis, Next To Normal, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Lion King; and Barbra Streisand concerts (1994-2007).. Pamela, Zachary and Alexis make it all worthwhile. RAY GIN (Production Stage Manager) just finished the national tour of A Chorus Line. He previously helmed Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian, the record-breaking runs of Phantom in Los Angeles with Michael Crawford, and San Francisco. Other credits include The Ten Commandments w/ Val Kilmer, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Martin Guerre, Chicago, Les Miserables, Cats, A Little Night Music, and many others. He is most proud of his volunteer work for AIDS charities and is a long-standing member of Actor’s Equity Association. AMBER DICKERSON (Stage Manager) just finished working on Looped with Valerie Harper in Florida and at Arena Stage in D.C., where she has worked on almost 40 productions over the past decade. She is a proud Equity member and thanks God and her family for their continuous love and support! TIFFANY N. ROBINSON (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to work on this production. She is a Philadelphia native and


who’s who holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Administration. from Howard University. She has worked with The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Philadelphia Theatre Co., and The New Freedom Theatre to name of few. She also served as production assistant for the 2008 Broadway Revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their support. DAVID BENKEN (Technical Supervisor) has supervised the technical requirements of numerous Broadway and touring productions around the world. His Broadway. credits include The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, The Seafarer, Coram Boy, The History Boys, The Woman in White, Democracy, The Boy From Oz, Jumpers, Peter Pan. National Tours include The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast (U.S. & U.K.), Kiss Me Kate, Peter Pan, Les Misérables, Evita (US and SA), 42nd Street. In Las Vegas: The Lion King, Phantom Las Vegas, The Producers, We Will Rock You. David’s life and business partner is Rose Palombo. TYPE A MARKETING (Marketing) is an independent, full-service marketing company specializing in Broadway and National Tours. Current Broadway clients Idiot; include: Phantom; American Promises, Promises; Million Dollar Quartet; La Bête; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Addams Family. National Tours: Phantom, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls and Little House On The Prairie. typeamktg.com JAY BINDER C.S.A./MARK BRANDON C.S.A. (Casting). Jack Bowdan C.S.A. & Nikole Vallins C.S.A. Broadway shows include Finian’s Rainbow, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, 39 Steps, White Christmas, Is He Dead?, Inherit The Wind, Journey’s End, Butley, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street, Iceman Cometh, Sound of Music, Beauty & the Beast, The King & I, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Mr. Brandon has cast the Broadway production and all North American companies of The

Lion King for over a decade; and most recently, the Las Vegas production. ALAN WASSER & ALLAN WILLIAMS (General Managers) oversee and supervise The Phantom of the Opera, Million Dollar Quartet and Promises, Promises on Broadway, Phantom on tour and in Las Vegas, and Dreamgirls and Walking With Dinosaurs on tour. Future Broadway productions include Spider-Man and The Nutty Professor. Wasser and Williams are also general managers of the annual Tony Awards® ceremony, broadcast nationally on the CBS television network. AWA TOURING (Tour Booking and Engagement Management) is a full-service live entertainment agency, distributing musicals, plays, and variety attractions domestically and internationally. Current roster includes: American Idiot, The Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Dreamgirls, Cirque Dreams Illumination, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Love, Loss, & What I Wore, Traces, DreamWorks’ Madagascar Live!, Nickelodeon Presents Storytime Live!, Garfield Live!, The Music of James Bond and The Merchant of Venice. ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. CHUNSOO SHIN (Co-Producer) founded OD Musical Company, one of the leading producing companies in South Korea. Mr. Shin’s productions of Dreamgirls, Man of La Mancha, Jekyll & Hyde and All Shook Up received the Musical Award, Korea’s Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29


who’s who Tony Award equivalent, for Best Musical. His credits include Crazy for You, The King and I, Grease and My Fair Lady. He was an associate producer of the Broadway production The Story of My Life. odmusical.com JAKE PRODUCTIONS (Co-Producer). Leading South African producers Hazel & Sam Feldman, with Tony Feldman, have produced and presented a variety of award-winning musicals in South Africa and across Asia. The most recent include Fame, Chicago The Musical, Rent, We Will Rock You, Beauty & the Beast, High School Musical, Menopause The Musical and they are currently in production with Mamma Mia! Through their SA company Showtime Management, they also have produced and promoted a range of international superstars including The Rolling Stones, The 3 Tenors, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, George Benson, Pavarotti, Elton John, etc. BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (CoProducer) is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO). and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway. Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 40 North American cities. Under the supervision of Beth Williams (COO & Head of

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Production), Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Recent Broadway productions include Promises, Promises; Million Dollar Quartet; La Cage aux Folles; Lend Me A Tenor; A View From The Bridge; Memphis; West Side Story; and Hair. Touring productions include Dreamgirls, Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! featuring Dora the Explorer and the upcoming Madagascar. For more information on Broadway Across America, go to BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.  JOHN BREGLIO (Producer) has been involved in the creation and production of hundreds of plays, musicals and films over the last 40 years. Most recently, Mr. Breglio produced the 2006 Broadway revival of the Tony and Pulitzer Prizewinning musical A Chorus Line, which is currently touring North America, with new productions planned for the Far East, London and Europe. His documentary film, Every Little Step, was released earlier this year in theatres throughout the world. Future productions of Dreamgirls are planned for South Africa, the U.K. and the Far East in 2011 and 2012.


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who’s who STAFF FOR DREAMGIRLS GENERAL MANAGEMENT ALAN WASSER ASSOCIATES Alan Wasser Allan Williams Aaron Lustbader BOOKING & ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT AWA TOURING SERVICES Alison Spiriti Matt Chinn Sean Mackey TOUR PRESS & MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE TYPE A MARKETING Anne Rippey DJ Martin Andrew Cole CASTING JAY BINDER CASTING Jay Binder, C.S.A. Jack Bowdan, C.S.A. Mark Brandon, C.S.A. . Nikole Vallins, C.S.A. Patrick Bell PRODUCTION MANAGER David Benken Rose Palombo COMPANY MANAGER Michael Sanfilippo PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Ray Gin ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER Courtney Young ASSOCIATE CO-CHOREOGRAPHER Galen Hooks Stage Manager............................... Amber Dickerson Assistant Stage Manager.............. Tiffany N. Robinson Assistant Company Manager........ Zarinah Washington Assistant Scenic Designer.................. David Peterson Costume Production Manager..................... Tom Beall Assistant Costume Designer............... Rachel Attridge Costume Assistant............................. Tess Sufferlein Costume Design Interns................... LeeAnne Deaver, Jessica Rodriguez Director, William Ivey Long Studio.......Donald Sanders Associate Lighting Designer.................. John Demous Assistant Lighting Designer........................ Ben Travis Associate Sound Designer...................Daniel Erdberg Associate Media Designer.................... Jason Lindahl Associate Wig & Hair Designer.....Giovanna Calabretta

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Assistant Wig & Hair Production............. Lisa Acevedo Make-Up Designer...........................Angelina Avallone Associate Make-Up Designer............. Lazaro Arencibia Moving Light Programmer...........................David Arch LED Programmer................................... Troy Fujimura Music Coordinator............................... Michael Keller Synthesizer Programmer........................ Randy Cohen Production Carpenter............................ Martin Pavloff Head Carpenter................................... Martin Blacker Assistant Carpenter.............................. Jordan Partier Advance Carpenter....................... Michael Gessaman Advance Rigger..................................... Scott Berkley Production Electrician.............................. Jon Lawson Head Electrician................................... Mark Anthony Assistant Electricians.........Tom Bertino, Bruce Yauger Advance Electrician......................... Joseph Vinduska Production Sound............................ Nicholas Borisjuk Head Sound Engineer........................... James Wilcox Assistant Sound Engineer..................... David Romich Head Propsman..................................Ryan Marquart Wardrobe Supervisor.............................. Sue Stepnik Assistant Wardrobe Supervisors............ Bobby Clifton, Ruth Goya Star Dressers.......................... Catherine Goetschius, Dolores Jones, Emily Staloch Hair & Make-Up Supervisor..................... Joy Marcelle Assistant Hair & Make-Up................Corrinne Edwards Star Hair Dressers............ Stuart Grant, Rose Ranallo Advertising............................................ HMS Media; Stevens Advertising Associates; Cosmic Design, Rich Stein Website Design....................Situation Marketing LLC/ Damian Bazadona, John Lanasa Press Consultant.............................Glenna Freedman National Press Representative The Hartman Group Michael Hartman Wayne Wolfe Matt Ross Legal Counsel...... Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, LLP/Carolyn Casselman Accounting............... Rosenberg, Neuwirth & Kuchner/ Chris Cacace, Jana Jevnikar, Ruthie Wagh Administrative Assistant to Mr. Breglio.....Helene Gaulrapp Assistant General Manager...................... Mark Barna General Management Associates.... Jake Hirzel, Cathy Kwon, Lane Marsh, Thom Mitchell, Mark Shacket General Management Office................ Dawn Kusinski, Patty Montesi, Jennifer O’Connor Production Assistants.............. Ann Cruz, Ebony Black, Michelle Dunn, Tiffany N. Robinson,. Andrew Schneider


who’s who Production Photographer.........................Joan Marcus Insurance.......Ventura Insurance Brokerage/ Christine Sadofsky Banking...............Signature Bank/Barbara von Borstel Payroll................................. Castellana Services, Inc. Merchandising... Max Merchandising/Randi Grossman Travel Services........Road Rebel Entertainment Touring www.dreamgirlsonstage.com twitter.com/dreamgirlslive facebook.com/dreamgirlslive CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Scenery built by Hudson Scenic Studio Inc.; Automation equipment provided by Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc.; Lighting equipment provided by PRG Lighting; Sound equipmment provided by PRG Audio; Video equipment provided by PRG Video and XL Video; Costumes made by Tricorne Inc. and EuroCo Costumes; Korean Costume Supervisor: Moonsou Jo; Korean Costume Staff: Sunghee Kim, Eunggu Lee, Soyoung Jang, Gahyun Cha, Inja Song; Rehearsed at New 42nd Street Studios; Key Art Design by Spotco; Props created by Proof Productions, Inc., Arnold Levine, Perfection Electricks and Jung Sook Lim; Wigs created by Paul Huntley and Sung Hae Kim.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and front of house employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The musicians, conductors, music preparation personnel and librarians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an national theatrical labor union. The press agents and company managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.

This production premiered at the Apollo Theater . in Harlem, NY. “Listen” written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, Henry D. Krieger and Beyoncé Knowles; Published by Scottarock Music (ASCAP), Shigshag Music (BMI), Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. (ASCAP), Cherry River Music Co. (BMI), SKG Songs (ASCAP), Songs of SKG (BMI), Miroku Music (ASCAP), EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Anne Preven Publisher Designee (BMI) and B-Day Publishing (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Scottarock Music administered by WB Music Corp. All rights on behalf of Shigshag Music administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. All rights on behalf of Songs of SKG / SKG Songs administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. / Cherry River Music Co. All rights on behalf of Miroku Music administered by Williamson Music. All rights on behalf of B-Day Publishing administered by EMI April Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission. SPECIAL THANKS Chris Choi; Williamson Music, Maxnye Lang; EmergenC/Alacer Corp; Sungyun Auh; Cosmetics provided by MAC Cosmetics; AMBI.

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

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

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

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

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STAFF

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

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

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

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

American Broadway Diner Unique, due to its food and décor, the Broadway Diner serves great food (including authentic Greek cuisine) at awesome prices. Based on a Broadway-style theme, the diner is perfect for families and business people. 620 Peachtree St. NE, (404) 477-9600, thebroadwaydiner.com. M Einstein’s The place that puts a smile on your face. Dining with an emphasis on service, Einstein’s offers innovative competitively-priced cuisine in a warm, accommodating environment. Enjoy a delicious meal on their award-winning patio and sip on their infamous martinis. 1077 Juniper St., 404-876-7925, einsteinsatlanta.com. M

ingredients, Goodfellas offers everything you need for lunch and dinner — pasta, salads, calzones, subs and, of course, pizza and wings. 615 Spring St. NW, 404-347-7227, goodfellaspizzawings.com. M Hudson Grille is the perfect place to catch a game, to meet friends for a great meal or to enjoy drinks at one of their expansive bars. Four locations: Midtown, 942 Peachtree St. NE, 404-2499468; Alpharetta, 865 North Main St., 770777-4127; Perimeter, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody, 770-350-0134; Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Rd., 404-233-0313, hudsongrille.com. M,A,P,B

Garrison’s A neighborhood destination known for high quality food, generous portions and a comfortable setting. Superb wine and specialty cocktails compliment the highest quality seafood, steaks and creative sandwiches. Their outside dining is perfect for relaxing and people-watching. Vinings Jubilee Shopping Center, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., 770-436-0102, garrisonsatlanta.com. V

Joe’s Inside and out on the patio, this hotspot’s nostalgic charm sets the stage for a wholly unique tavern experience. With an accent on congenial good times, Joe’s sassy food servers keep patrons smiling, while the master mixologists behind the bar whip up drinks known for their flavor and potency. Midtown: 1049 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-875-6344; College park: 2144 Sullivan Rd, College Park, GA, 404-844-5000, joesatlanta.com. M

Goodfellas Pizza and Wings brings you the finest pizza in the Atlanta area. Using the freshest

Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night

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til 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.841.2377, lenoxsquaregrill.com. B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area, which is available in warm weather. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404-897-5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St., 404961-7370, lobbyattwelve.com. M

American/steakhouse ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh.com. VH Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M Cowtippers is known as an avid supporter of the community, whimsy and down right good old-fashioned fun. Home to traditional steak house fare served with creative twists; enjoy huge desserts, 25 types of margaritas, and the best burgers in town. 1600 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-3751, cowtippersatlanta.com. M Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top 10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, centraarchy.com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and 40 EncoreAtlantA.com

the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Rd., 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; ruthschris.com. B, SS, D The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy. com. B

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

asian fusion Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B Noodle continues its proven approach to Asian cuisine with a menu that offers fresh, madeto order dishes, house-made curries, and an upscale Pan Asian array of choices at a lower price than you’d typically find in similarly themed establishment. Decatur: 205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-3788622; Midtown: 903 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-685-3010; College Park: 3693 Main St., College Park, GA, 30337, (404) 7675154, noodlehouse.net. M

bakery Sugar Shack From breakfast paninis in the morning, signature sandwiches for lunch and dinner, and amazing cakes, pies, cheescakes, cupcakes and coffee...there is something for


everyone at every hour at the Sugar Shack. Life is sweet.... 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-816-6161, sugarshackatlanta.com. B

a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, 404-846-2000, h2sr.com. M

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Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-8700805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404264-0253, gordonbiersch.com. M, B

Cantina Tequila & Tapas Bar is located in the Terminus building on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. It features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole. Join us weekly for $2 Taco Night every Tuesday, Buck Wild Wednesdays, when certain items are only $1, and Disco Thursday. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, Terminus 100, Ste. 150, 404-892-9292, h2sr.com. B

Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M

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

european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M Nikolai’s Roof is an award-winning AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the epitome of fine dining at its best. Delight in the option of a four, six or eight-course tasting menu with wine pairings or an innovative a la carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and tastes, fresh ingredients and an elegant ambiance with a view overlooking Atlanta’s starlit skyline. 255 Courtland St. NE, (404) 221-6362, nikolaisroof.com. D

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

mediterranean/latin/asian fusion Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects

El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

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

spanish/tapas Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-8159155, h2sr.com. VH

steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404-385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 41


At Camp Broadway (upper left and lower right), young performers have the chance to sharpen their skills with real Broadway performers. AileyCamp Atlanta (upper right and lower left) emphasizes the importance of expressing oneself, being disciplined, achieving in school and making good life choices.

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yet also give back to the community that saved it. CAMP BROADWAY In 2000, the Fox started Camp Broadway, a summer camp for kids aged 11 to 17 of diverse financial and ethnic backgrounds. Many of the instructors are Broadway performers from New York. During the course of the week-long camp, students work on creating their own musical,

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he mission of the Fox Theatre is to preserve and share the theatre. Excess revenues from annual operations are reinvested in the theatre’s ongoing preservation, restoration, and maintenance. Any additional sums are used for the Fox’s Outreach and Education programs and the Fox Theatre Institute. Since the Fox continues to be successful, it is in a position to live up to this promise to maintain the theatre,


combining the storylines of two popular musicals and rewriting the lyrics of one of the shows’ songs to fit their theme. They also take a field trip to see a touring Broadway performance at the Fox. AileyCamp Atlanta AileyCamp held its first summer camp in Atlanta in 2007. Unlike Camp Broadway, AileyCamp is not a performing arts camp. The curriculum was developed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation in New York and uses dance, creative writing, and art to teach children discipline, communication skills, and self-esteem. Underserved youth, ages 11 to 14, are recruited from local Boys and Girls Clubs and middle schools and are offered a full scholarship, which is underwritten by the Fox. Delta International Series The Fox also offers outreach programs for adults. Prior to every Delta International Series show, free workshops or demonstrations are held.  FOX THEATRE INSTITUTE Prior to 1950, the state of Georgia had more than 350 historic theatres. Today, only 234 remain. The Fox 44 EncoreAtlantA.com

Theatre Institute’s mission is to share the knowledge, wisdom, and experience of the Fox Theatre’s own challenging past and current successes with historic theatres around the state. After meeting with several of Georgia’s historic theatres, it was determined that many had common challenges including programming, fundraising, and restoration. By addressing these needs, the Fox Theatre Institute hopes to help the theatres become viable economic models and cultural centers for their own communities, much like the Fox Theatre has as it established itself as a cultural destination in Atlanta. The Fox Theatre’s accolades have been a catalyst for the revitalization of Midtown Atlanta, creating an audience for live theatre and for the surrounding shops and businesses on Peachtree Street. The continued success of the Fox demonstrates the impact that historic preservation has on cities, communities, and overall quality of life. This is an excerpt from The Fox Theatre — Atlanta, Georgia: The Memory Maker on sale now in the lobby.

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From left, The Morton Theatre in Athens, Ga., and The Grand Opera House in Macon, Ga., are two of the 12 theaters that participated in the Fox Theatre Insitute’s pilot year.


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Fox fun facts:

FOX MYTHS Do you know facts from fiction? There was an old shooting range in the basement’s plaster shop. Plausible: The holes in the back wall of the plaster shop may have been made by electrical workers testing their “ram set” nail guns against the wall. Gone with the Wind premiered at the Fox Theatre. false: Gone with the Wind premiered at Loew’s Grand.

The arcade was once a bowling alley. false: There was once a bowling alley north of the Fox on Peachtree Street and people may associate that with the Fox because they were close together. The arcade was built as a gym or pool for the Shriners. false. People have been stuck in the elevators overnight. true: The Fox Theatre’s onsite coordinator for events in the ballrooms was unable to get out of 46 EncoreAtlantA.com

Early exterior image of the Fox.

Above the stars at the Fox and the piece of Coca-Cola.

an elevator overnight, following an event in the ballrooms. The original entrance to the theatre was planned to be on Ponce de Leon Avenue, but was changed to the Peachtree Street (arcade) entrance during the design and construction phase of the building. true.

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The crystal for one of the stars in the sky was replaced with a glass Coca-Cola bottle bottom. true: A piece of a Coca-Cola bottle was recently found in the auditorium’s sky near House Left.


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nights’ accommodation in a private spa suite and three meals a day. Fun treats for the budding mother include a warm milk and rose petals pedicure and pre-natal massage. Papa gets treats, too — a warm towel treatment and massage. Other amenities include two robes, a commemorative bottle of wine and a gift for baby. If time is of the essence, a 50-minute Château Pregnancy Massage may be purchased à la carte ($90 Monday-Thursday; $100 Friday-Sunday). chateauelan.com Moms don’t have to leave town to get pampered, however. There are some great spa options here in Atlanta. Feel the tension melting away from the minute you enter the Sandy Springs/

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If money is no object, spend a weekend in the mountains of Asheville, N.C., at the historic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa ($200-$400/night). The subterranean spa has its own wing where women can enjoy a Maternity Massage ($140 for 50 minutes; $200 for 80 minutes) that focuses on alleviating leg, hip and lower-back pressure. The extended massage also has an exfoliation component that comes with a gift: A dry brush for home use. A 60-minute Mother-to-Be Pedicure ($100) also is available. After blissing out, moms can soak or do mini-laps in one of two mineral pools. Grove Park’s waterfall and heated pools are off-limits for now, but worth making a return trip for the next time there is something to celebrate. In the evening, grab a seat in a rocking chair by one of the mammoth fireplaces in the lobby, or toast the sun’s disappearance from the Sunset Terrace restaurant, which has stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shoppers may want to take a trip to downtown Asheville, which has plenty of funky bookstores, boutiques, galleries and specialty chocolate shops. Dreamers may prefer visiting the Biltmore House and Gardens ($55)— one of the most glamorous private estates in the world. groveparkinn.com


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It’s not just the body that gets stressed out during pregnancy. The face and feet take a beating as well. At Natural Body, rebalance out-of-whack, hormonally challenged skin with a Corrective ($105 for 60 minutes) or Signature Facial ($85 for 60 minutes). Beauty technicians can adjust the materials used to ensure nothing that’s bad for baby goes on mama’s skin and recommend skin products that will help her glow, if she’s not already. The facials include a stressrelieving hand, shoulders and décolleté massage, which is a really nice touch. Soothe those swollen ankles and calves with one of the best pedicures in the 52 EncoreAtlantA.com

city ($55 for 50 minutes). Thanks to the comfy recliners, scented eye sachets and leg massage, ladies also may be able to catch up on some much needed sleep. Manicure/pedicure combos are $80 for 75 minutes, and pregnancy massages also are available ($85 for 60 minutes; $115 for 90 minutes). Natural Body spas are in Morningside, Decatur, Downtown, Smyrna, Cumming, Marietta, Snellville, Alpharetta, Brookhaven and Buckhead. naturalbody.com

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Park Place Spa Sydell, thanks to its serenity-enhancing mini-waterfalls. The Pre-natal Massage ($95 for 60 minutes; $125 for 90 minutes) also is beneficial for women recuperating from C-sections. A discount is available if purchased in a series of three ($256.60 for 60 minutes; $337.50 for 90 minutes). New moms self-conscious of their in-between bodies may enjoy the Thai on the Table massage ($95 for 60 minutes), which does not require them to disrobe (they wear a baggy cotton “stretch outfit”) or get slathered with lotions. The treatment helps realign the body and unkink the knots moms get from doing everything one-handed, by stretching muscles and hitting pressure points rather than kneading muscles. Other Spa Sydell locations are found in Alpharetta, Buckhead Plaza, Forum at Peachtree Parkway, Midtown at Brookwood Plaza and Roswell Corners. spasydell.com


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Snoring

and sleep apnea: When you’re tired of being tired By Cynthia Blount, RN, BSN, CPHQ, director, Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Centers

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What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that occurs when a person experiences repeated pauses in breathing, sometimes hundreds of times a night and often for a minute or longer. As a result, they are unable to reach the deepest, most 54 EncoreAtlantA.com

restful stages of sleep and feel extremely sleepy during the day. There are two types of sleep apena: • Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe.

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ave you been told that you snore loudly? Do you feel tired even after a full night of sleep? While restless nights and daytime fatigue may seem to affect everyone from time to time, long-standing occurrences of these conditions could be a sign of something more serious — sleep apnea.


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Snoring and sleep apnea

Snoring is not the same as sleep apnea. Snoring is simply a loud sound that is caused by an obstruction in your airway. Although the problem in itself is not a harmful condition, loud habitual snoring is typically a symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, a serious health risk

Sleep apnea can have a major impact on your health. When left untreated, it causes your blood oxygen levels to 56 EncoreAtlantA.com

drop and puts added stress on your body, which can lead to other serious conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke. See your health care provider if: • You’ve been sleeping poorly for a month or more • Drowsiness prevents you from carrying out your daily routine • You’re unusually tired during the day Rest easy, help is nearby

The Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Centers offer comprehensive care for

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• Central sleep apnea happens when the brain fails to properly control breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is far more common than central sleep apnea. And, although a person may experience episodes of choking or gasping for air throughout the night, they may not remember it the next morning. As such, many cases go undiagnosed.


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sleep apnea through successful evaluation and treatments including CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), oral appliance therapy, behavioral modifications and home portable sleep studies. Free screening devices also are available for patients to use overnight. The centers are equipped with the latest technology in diagnosing and treating sleep/wake disorders and have highly specialized teams of sleep professionals, who provide compassionate care to each patient. For your convenience, we have three locations — Atlanta/Sandy Springs, Forsyth and Cherokee — each of which are accredited by the American

Locations Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Atlanta/Sandy Springs (404) 851-8135 Northside Hospital-Forsyth Sleep Disorders Center, Cumming (770) 887-3293 Northside Hospital-Cherokee Sleep Disorders Center, Canton (770) 345-2568

Academy of Sleep Medicine. Physician referral is not always needed. For more information, call the location nearest you. www.northside.com

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