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14 S HAOLIN WARRIORS: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Saturday, March 25 | 8 pm

16 EDDIE PALMIERI SALSA ORCHESTRA Legendary Mambo Master, Saturday, April 1 | 8 pm 18 RANDY BRECKER Grammy-winning trumpeter, with the Georgia State University Jazz Band, Thursday, April 6 | 8 pm

12 President’s letter 28 Staff & Advisory Committee

30 Sponsors 32 Donors

34 General information

20  CHE MALAMBO Muy Macho Men! Saturday, April 8 | 8 pm 22  BENT FREQUENCY performs the music of John Luther Adams, Groundbreaking Sonic Sounds, Sunday, April 9 | 3 pm 24  MOZART’S Don Giovanni presented by Georgia State University Opera Theater and Symphony Orchestra, Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22 | 8 pm and Sunday, April 23 | 3 pm 2

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President’s Letter

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ne hundred years ago, an ambitious venture opened its doors in downtown Atlanta. Debuting as the largest movie house in the Southeast and boasting the largest electric sign south of New York City, the Rialto was emblematic of the booming, bustling city it called home. Motion pictures were still a relatively new art form, but the Rialto gave this new technology a fitting home in the heart of a city on the move, offering Atlantans the latest in arts and entertainment from across the globe. While the theater has seen many changes in the past century (including a completely new structure that replaced the original in 1962), the Rialto has steadfastly anchored its corner of downtown and has consistently adapted to the changes taking place around it. One of the biggest changes came 20 years ago this season, when the Rialto reintroduced itself to the city as the Rialto Center for the Arts following its acquisition by Georgia State University. Then came an ambitious overhaul of the building itself. No longer a temple to just the motion-picture arts, the Rialto became a state-of-the-art space dedicated to bringing the best in the performing arts to the university community, to Atlanta and to the region. Welcoming everything from contemporary dance and classic jazz to world music and bluegrass, the Rialto quickly established itself as the city’s most eclectic performing arts venue, showcasing the unfamiliar and the unexpected alongside the classics and rediscovered gems. Just as Georgia State University is committed to bringing outstanding students and faculty from across the nation and the world to Atlanta in the pursuit of academic excellence, the Rialto is committed to showcasing the finest performers the world has to offer. Expanding the city’s cultural horizons through often unexpected artistic connections, this 20th anniversary season promises to be extraordinary. We guarantee there will be something eye-opening for everyone: classic American jazz masters; Shaolin warriors; a Brazilian street carnival; Argentine, Cuban and Israeli dance; reimagined silent film classics; and much more. Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts truly is where Atlanta meets the world. Whether you’ve been attending Rialto performances for the past two decades or are joining us for the first time, attending one performance or 10, we hope you’ll join us, explore new and perhaps unfamiliar artists, and enrich a conversation that’s been taking place at the Rialto for 100 years. Dr. Mark Becker and Laura Voisinet President and First Lady, Georgia State University

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Shaolin Warriors – March 25, 8pm

SHAOLIN WARRIORS: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

A Theatrical Production of Kung Fu and Zen

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enowned worldwide for their almost unbelievable hypnotic and death-defying feats, The Shaolin Warriors, from the People’s Republic of China, present a breathtaking extravaganza which celebrates Zen philosophy alongside deadly martial-arts prowess in one remarkable package. Hailed as “… part action flick, part Cirque du Soleil” by The Boston Globe, the Shaolin Warriors perform the kinds of athletics one might only see in a movie, engaging the audience in an awe-inspiring demonstration of human strength, exquisite choreography, atmospheric music, dazzling scenery, lighting and costumes.

Shaolin Warriors are all Shaolin-style martial arts practitioners, predominately from Northern China, where this form of martial arts is most popular. Many began their rigorous training when they were 6 or 7 years old, spending several hours each day repeating routines thousands of times in order to perfect the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat. However, it is the daily practice of seated meditation, which enables the individual performer to endure extreme physical discomfort and pain and to undergo the intense daily training required to achieve and maintain the level of adeptness for which they are so highly regarded.

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Producer: CPAA Productions Ltd.

PERFORMERS Feng, Changbao – Hard Qigong Master Zhai, Dawei – Warrior Deng, Youfeng – Grand Mater Zhang, Yuhao - Warrior Lu, Zichao – Warrior Wang, Changjiu - Contortionist Jia, Yanqing – Warrior Niu, Junqi – Warrior Song, Junwei –Warrior Wang, Changnian – Warrior Jia, Hanqing – Warrior Tang, Hongfu – Warrior Wang, Changshou – Warrior Wu, Changjia – Warrior Luo, Teng – Warrior Wang, Shuo – Warrior Yu, Shixin – Little Warrior Li, Pengyu – Little Warriors Tu, Hao – Warrior Meng, Xianyu – Warrior Zheng, Chengbao – Warrior

ORIGINAL CREATIVE TEAM Director: Li Xining Re-editing: Liu Chun Choreographer: Su Dongmei, Li Chi Composer: Liu Junke Stage Designer: Chen Juan Lighting Designer: Yang Weidong Costume Designer: Jiang Xiaoming Photographer: Zhao Hui PRESENT CREATIVE TEAM Director: Ge Yuanliang Choreographer: Xin Na Composer: Li Kai Lighting Designer: Ma Junbi Costume Designer: Zhang Chao Multimedia Designer: Bao Erwen Photographer: Wang Ning

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Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra | April 1, 8pm

EDDIE PALMIERI salsa orchestra Legendary Mambo Master

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ith a musical career spanning more than 50 years, 10 time Grammy Award-winner Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra have been electrifying audiences the world over with their signature musical style. Known as the “Mambo Master,” Palmieri is considered one of the most exciting and renowned Latin pianists, composers and arrangers in Afro-Caribbean music — quite simply a salsa and Latin jazz legend. His band, an ensemble of the finest Afro-Caribbean and jazz musicians, constantly challenges the boundaries of music, and with their unique rhythmical phrasing, successfully push the musical envelope.

Palmieri’s playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri’s parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico, to New York in 1926, where he was born in 1936 in Spanish Harlem, learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, joined his uncle’s orchestra. Palmieri celebrated his 80th birthday in December, releasing new music in successive volumes commemorating his 80th year, along with a tour titled “EP @ 80.” Even at 80, his latest works are quintessential Palmieri in his dedication to set the world to dance.

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The NBAF Gala is the premier event of the summer social season and the spotlight is on World Music! The hallmarks of the annual gala are lively entertainment and great performances, a silent auction of unique items presented in a spectacular venue where hundreds of our supporters and fun-loving patrons come together to celebrate and to sustain NBAF’s operations, programs and rich cultural legacy. The spotlight is on World Music as we celebrate luminaries, trailblazers, and rising stars.

Don’t miss out on the fun, excitement and celebration of the 20th Anniversary Gala. The gala sells out quickly. Thank you for your support and investment in NBAF’s future.

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Randy Brecker | April 6, 8pm

RANDY BRECKER Grammy-Winning Trumpeter with the

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND

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or more than four decades, fivetime Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock. Brecker’s trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists, from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius, Lou Reed and Frank Zappa. Called “the Zelig of the trumpet,” Becker’s musical styles encompass rock, jazzrock, fusion jazz, Brazilian, neo-bop, world music and more. Born in 1945 in Philadelphia

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to a musical family, Randy’s talent was nurtured from an early age. Beginning in the 1960s, Brecker distinguished himself as a first-call studio cat who could play any music a producer or artist needed. This consummately versatile musician will share his talent and inspiration for young musicians around the world in a special performance at the Rialto with the GSU Jazz Band led by Dr. Gordon Vernick, a trumpeter and the head of Georgia State University’s jazz studies program and the Rialto Jazz for Kids education program for elementary and middle-school students in metro Atlanta.

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Che Malambo | April 8, 8pm

CHE MALAMBO

Muy Macho Men!

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he powerhouse allmale Argentinian dance company excites audiences with its percussive dance and music spectacle, a vibrant blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song born from the heart of the South American gaucho (cowboy) tradition. Created by French director and choreographer Gilles Brinas, Che Malambo has been thrilling audiences worldwide since its premiere in 2007 in Paris. As the New York Times reported, “Che Malambo sent the audience into uproarious applause.” Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested the skills of agility, strength and dexterity among gauchos. It soon evolved to include its hallmark zapeteo — the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. Malambo also features the drumming of traditional Argentine bombo, and whirling boleadoras — a throwing weapon made of intertwined cords weighted with stones. Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He fell

under its spell and traveled to the Pampas region of Argentina to engage with the gaucho and further his exploration of their traditions. Inspired by the dance and the talent of its exponents, he created Che Malambo to share this powerful, passionate form with international audiences. Brinas is a dancer, director and choreographer, and has performed with dance companies throughout Europe. He founded the Ballet DEA in 1979, and choreographed works for Beinnale de la Danse. His many honors include awards from the Bagnolet competition and the Charles Oulmont Foundation. CHE MALAMBO’s ALL-MALE COMPANY Walter Kochanowski Federico Arrua Gonzalo Leiva Fernando Castro Facundo Lencina Francisco Ciares Gabriel Lopez Claudio Diaz Exequiel Maya Miguel Flores Daniel Medina Federico Gareis Jose Palacio Albanano Jimenez SPONSORED BY

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Bent Frequency | April 9, 3pm Matinee

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BENT FREQUENCY ARTISTS Sarah Ambrose (Flute) Kenneth Long (Clarinet) Jan Berry Baker (Saxophone) Stuart Gerber (Percussion) Peter Marshall (Piano) Adelaide Federici (Violin) Tania Maxwell Clements (Viola) Sarah Kapps (Cello)

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Richard Clement (Tenor)

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alled “one of the brightest newmusic ensembles on the scene today” by Gramophone magazine, Bent Frequency is a performance ensemble whose vision is to redefine the traditional music experience — ushering it from the formality of the concert hall into the fresh air of contemporary artistic expression and experimentation. As an ensemble-inresidence at Georgia State University, in conjunction with the Georgia State School of Music, Bent Frequency performs a retrospective concert featuring the chamber music of internationally renowned composer John Luther Adams. The group, founded in 2003, brings the avant-garde music tradition to life through adventurous programming,

the promotion of new-music, and a creative synthesis of music and media. At its heart is the unparalleled musicianship of the Bent Frequency performers, a mix of adventurous, impassioned players from the metro area. The ensemble includes musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet orchestras as well as players from Atlanta’s fertile independent music community. Bent Frequency is one of the most active contemporary-music ensembles in the Southeast. Always looking for ways to reach as wide an audience as possible, Bent Frequency has entertained in traditional concert halls, art museums, galleries and even on an Atlanta streetcar.

Called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world. He has been recognized for his contributions in raising environmental awareness and “for melding the physical and musical worlds into a unique artistic vision that transcends stylistic boundaries.” Among his accolades are the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his symphonic work Become Ocean, and a 2015 Grammy Award for best contemporary classical composition. 18 Rialto Center for the Arts | Celebrating 100 Years | rialto.gsu.edu | #RialtoATL


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Don Giovanni — April 21 & 22, 8 pm | April 23, 3 pm

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATER PRESENTS

W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni Directed by Carroll Freeman,

Valerie Adams Distinguished Professor in Opera

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on Giovanni takes place in the course of one disastrous, shadowy evening and ends with

an unrepentant murderer and rapist plummeting to hell. A Spartan setting serves as a frightening corner of any metropolitan landscape. Women are beautiful and dark; men are darker. As much as Don Giovanni can be defined by the definition of film noir, GSU Opera Theater’s production seems logical. Enjoy ... but don’t expect a happy ending!

Film noir is ... •A  French term meaning “black film,” inspired by cheap paperbacks written by hard-boiled crime authors … •A  piece, which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to be a happy ending … •L  ocations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, and of apartment buildings with a high turnover rate … •W  omen, who would just as soon kill you as love you, and vice versa … •A  most American film genre, because no society could create a world so filled with doom, fear and betrayal unless it were essentially naïve and optimistic. — Roger Ebert

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Staff & Advisory Committee ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Leslie Gordon Director Jennifer Staats Moore Associate Director Monica Barnes Arts Administration Specialist Suzy Blough Assistant Director, Development Jo Ellen Costanzo Events Manager Willie Gaston Production Coordinator Darlene Hamilton Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications Matthew Igyarto Business Manager Jamie Jones Events Coordinator Chadwick Miller Ticket Services Manager Laverne Perry Assistant Director, Artist Relations and Education Thomas Torrent Front of House Manager Michael Williams Production Manager ADVISORY COMMITTEE Richard Alterman Peg Balzer Ken Bernhardt W. Imara Canady David Cheshier Walter Coffey Dwight Coleman Elaine E. Davis Renate Dugans

Chris Escobar Gina Espinosa Andrew Feiler JoAnn Haden-Miller Tamara (Tammy) Hale Connie Hawkins Darryl B. Holloman Randy Hyman Shapiro Munir Meghjani

TICKET SERVICES STAFF Kaci Casey, Raven Jones, Hirut Legese, Nika O’Neal, Helen Wondifraw FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF Brian Ball, Michael Clinton, Zuri Davis, Ethel Hill, Jasmine Holt, Delores James, Evelyn Kemp, Janet Lewis, Vera Mack BACKSTAGE CREW Daniel Armbrust, Zastosha Bonds, Andrew Brown, Alexis Carthan, Lee Dire, Bryan Feeney, Damien Helms, Chris Hollis, Nathaniel Kiser, Thomas Marcus, Lakia Marion, Marshall Moore, Michael Morgan, Sequoyah Murray, Barbara O’Haley, Sarah Pindak, Tony Reid, Dave Reiersen, Anna Richardson, Asalh Scruggs, Danielle Styles, Christa Wood, John Woodson STUDENT ASSISTANTS Julie Atcheson, Jasmine Terry GRADUATE ASSISTANT Brittny Byrom

Judith Montier Nancy Nolan, Chair Jennie Raymond Kathleen Smith Les Spencer Rachel Tobin Laura Voisinet Brianna Williams

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Sponsors

The Rialto Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors.* 2016-17 SEASON SPONSORS

*Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

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*This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

MEDIA PARTNERS

Dolby® Surround Sound and Projection Equipment in the theater has been provided by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

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Donors

Gifts from Jan. 1, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017

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hen you donate to the Rialto, you help us to bring the high-quality programming of the Rialto Series into the heart of downtown. Your gift also helps us to bring the excitement of the performing arts to school children throughout Atlanta. With donor categories from $1 to more than $100,000, no amount is too small to contribute. We invite you to become part of the Rialto community. For information on how to donate, please visit rialto.gsu.edu/support or contact Leslie Gordon at lgordon@gsu.edu or 404-413-9825. IMPRESARIO | $25,000+

Mark Becker & Laura Voisinet The Erroll & Elaine Davis Charitable Foundation Thomas H. & Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Charles Loridans Foundation Inc. VIRTUOSO | $15,000-$24,999

Fulton County Arts Council

MAESTRO | $10,000-$14,999

City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Georgia Council for the Arts JALS Foundation

BENEFACTOR | $5,000-$9,999

Nancy Nolan & Harold Shumacher South Arts

PRODUCER | $2,500-$4,999

100 Peachtree Bill & Peg Balzer David Caudill & Julia Bannerman Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey Macy’s State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company LEADER | $1,000-$2,499

Richard & Marty Alterman Ken & Kathy Bernhardt Tony & Mary Burger David M. Cheshier Walter Coffey & G. David Sprowl Michael & Kristen Delaney Mike & Anne Easterly GeorgiaLink Public Affairs Group Jo Ann Haden-Miller David & Mary Haddow Tammy & Don Hale Robert & Connie Hawkins Darryl Holloman & Glynis Williams

Uriel Kitron & Amy Aidman Leslie Gordon & Blake Leland Carl D. Hudson & Jennie Raymond Randy E. Hyman & Marc Shapiro SUSTAINER | $500-$999

Minette Kirkman Tom & Pearl McHaney Harvey & Sarah Hill Gloria J. Mims Kathleen E. Smith Les & Susan Spencer Verah M. Turner Judith A. Aehele & Andy Weiskoff William & Nancy Yang STAR | $250-$499

Anonymous The Coca-Cola Foundation William & Mildred M. Cody W. Bruce Harlan & Lisa Cremin Darrell W. Daniels John & Carlye W. Dooley Ralph & Mary Gilbert Anna M. Gray Hodges D. Harper Katherine Klein Christina C. Million Quebec Trade Office Benjamin S. Roth David & Sharon Schachter James & Susan Slemenda Fred B. Smith Celia Till Judith A. Aehle & Andy Weiskoff PARTNER | $100-$249

American Endowment Foundation Clinton F. Aul Mark Lapolla & Holly A. Bacon Kate Balzer Robert & Judy M. Benowitz Richard Bergman Jane E. Bickerton

Leslie W. Blumberg David & Connie Breeser Charlesey W. Brown James R. Brown Lawrence & Marva G. Carter Janet M. Chapman Keith R. Charlton Kelly G. & Anthony C. Chelena Gregory S. Cherry Kimberly A. Cretors Jonathan N. Dietch Richard & Lynn Delage Enid Draluck Mary Dufore Christopher S. Edmonds Ian & Constance Falconer Andrew B. Feiler Julie Fishman & Terry F. Pechacek Joanne J. Fowler Willie D. Gaither Roger & Cheryl Gelder Stuart Gerber Richard & Janet Grimshaw Jack & Michal H. Hillman Joyce E. Jelks Kevin & Jane Kell Vernon P. Kimbro Walter W. & Tammy Klein Constantine Kokenes Glenn & Patti Langford Emma Lankford Damien Lawrence Hilliard Lee Susan J. Levy Vernita Lockhart Janet J. Love Sharon L. Margetson Janet V. Mark Rodney & Felicia Mayfield Ray & Mary Maynard E. & JoAnn McClinton H. & Sandra E. Miller Posey E. Miller Judith Service & Juan H. Montier Jennifer Moore George Munsterman

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PARTNER | $100-$249 (cont.)

Donald & Carmen Newton Suzanne K. Nieman Sue E. Olszewski Sandra L. Owen Jerry & Usha Rackliffe Patrick Reid Ronald & Sara Reams Susan E. Roberts Gordon Robinson Tommy L. Ross Jon & Rachel F. Schwab Jamie R. Sellers & Denise Shaw Robert & Camille Simmons Jeremy R. Sims Lisa G. Smith John A. Steward Anthony Stringer Cedric L. Suzman Melody D. Travis Jeanette G. & Maurice R. Turcotte Aileen J. Wallace David A. Webster Kay C. Wideman Susan S. Wills Sharon J. Willis Janna I. Zwerner FRIEND | UP TO $99

Jagdish & Sarla Agrawal Helen Bailey Letitia Baldwin Monica Barnes Isaiah T. Bell Angela K. Bennett Rosiland A. Billingsley Lilllian Muriel Birchette Elaine Blumenthal John & Carolyn S. Brooks Ira T. Brown Susan Byrd Christopher L. Carmouche Mary Carr Mark W. Christianson Cynthia Cindric L. Coley-Greene Jo E. Costanzo Robin K. Cox Deandra T. Craigen Denise Curtis Jacob D. Curtis Vernon J. Davis David H. Ducharme Rebecca Des Marais

Pinky G. Elliott Christopher Escobar James W. Eyler Barbara J. Feinberg Devon E. Ferguson James Filey Louise Gobron Luther J. Gooden William L. Green Ralph & Rachel Greil Georgia State University Alumni Association Henry & Louise L. Hall Darlene Hamilton Bernadette Hartfield Catherine P. Hartsfield Wayne & Virginia K. Helms Adele T. Hernandez John F. Hicks Eve Hoffman Teresa L. Hollingsworth IBM International Foundation Andrea Ivory Alicia S. Johanneson Jamie Jones John W. Lewis Judy H. & Robert I. Loftin William G. Lucas Ray & Mary Maynard Jason R. McCullough Munir Meghjani Julie Mei Lawrence & Ruth P. Menter Joseph & Susan P. Mondello Francisco J. Montero Monica D. Noble Willie M. Oyogoa Irina Patrusheva Laverne Perry Alan & Patricia Pinado Mica J. Poerio Joyce Presswood Mark A. Prichard Thomas J. Ptaszynski Kathryn Ralston Patricia J. Ramon Vidyashankar & Vita Rangaswamy Jean Rearick Kathleen O. Rinehart Janet Russell Charles L. Samples Marsha Sargeant Kat Schwartz George P. Shoultz

Thomas E. Silvey George & Rosalind Simpson Sonia N. Singh Jeffrey Slattery Diana M. Smedler Ronell & Rachel V. Smith Elizabeth H. Smith & Stuart D. Smith Christian Stephanos Charles Storm Yvette S. Strickland Elizabeth Sullivan Luke Swanger Robin K. Taylor Shaleen Tibbs Charlena Waller Michael B. Walton Mary Waters Linda Whitman Martin J. Wildes Harrison E. Williams Michael Williams Constance G. Woodruff Karen M. Zabrucky & D.D. Moore

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General Information

TICKETS Tickets available for purchase by phone at 404.413.9TIX (9849), online at rialto.gsu.edu, or in person at the Rialto box office, 80 Forsyth St. NW (corner of Forsyth and Luckie streets). BOX OFICE HOURS Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WEBSITE Visit rialto.gsu.edu for a complete calendar of events or to purchase tickets 24 hours a day. REFUNDS & EXCHANGES All sales are final with no exchanges or refunds. Patrons may return tickets before a performance and receive credit for a taxdeductible donation. USHERING Interested in volunteering as a Rialto usher? Sign up online or call 404.413.9845. PARKING The Equitable Building parking deck at the corner of Fairlie and Williams streets, provides official parking for the Rialto Center. SPECIAL NEEDS The Rialto Center is fully accessible to patrons with special needs. Wheelchair seating can be reserved in advance. Patrons who are TTY users, hearing impaired, speech disabled or hard of hearing can call us through the Georgia Relay Service at 711. For more information about these services, please call 866.787.6710. You can also email us at info@rialtocenter.org.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY The exit sign closest to your seat shows the shortest route out of the theater. In case of an emergency, please walk to the exit. ETIQUETTE Please turn all cellphones and electronic devices to silent operation upon entering the theater. Late-arriving patrons will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion during a pause in the performance. Please refrain from talking during the performance. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE We encourage you to share your experience at the Rialto on social media before and after the show using #Rialto100 and #RialtoATL. CAMERAS/RECORDING DEVICES The use of cameras or sound/video recording equipment without the written permission of the management is strictly prohibited. LOST AND FOUND For items lost or left at the theater, please call the House Manager at 404.413.9844. MERCHANDISE The Rialto has items available for purchase at the box office including umbrellas, coffee mugs and more. RENT THE RIALTO Our state-of-the art facilities offer the perfect setting for everything from a VIP reception to an unforgettable corporate event. For more information, please contact Jo Costanzo at 404.413.9814 or jcostanzo@gsu.edu.

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