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Features

The Performance

8 Ringmaster!

19 Program and notes

Jerry Springer takes center stage in Chicago.

12 Native Son

Departments

50 The Fox’s Fortune

15 Dining Guide 45 Information 46 Staff/Golden Rules 60 The Buzz

Molly Fortune’s Restoration Department works miracles.

Cover Photo: Jenny Schisler

Atlanta’s Stu James shines in The Color Purple.

54 The Other Side of South Carolina You’ll never know what you’ll find off the beaten path.

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Ringmaster: Jerry Springer takes center stage in Chicago By Daniel Burnley

Paul Kolnik

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op culture icon, former mayor of Cincinnati, and sometimes controversial purveyor of tabloid life, Jerry Springer is again centerstage in the hit musical Chicago. He’s already wowed television audiences with his turn on “Dancing with the Stars.” This month, Springer will be dancing under the stars of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, playing the fast-talking lawyer Billy Flynn. So, how did Jerry Springer came to be a part of the show? “He needed the money,” jokes producer Barry Weissler. “Seriously, we have reached out to talent of all kinds over the 11-plus years the show has been running, and when Jerry’s name came up, it was such a natural fit. He loved the idea, and he does a really wonderful job that might surprise a lot of people who didn’t know he had such talent for the stage.” Springer successfully

performed a six-week run of the show in London’s West End before joining the cast stateside. Springer is best known for his antics on “The Jerry Springer Show,” which turned the former mayor of Cincinnati into something of a pop icon. Springer also has been a featured character on “The Simpson’s,” graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. In 1998, Barbara Walters chose Springer as one of her “10 Most Fascinating People.” His eponymous TV show has inspired a fictionalized film version, Ringmaster, and a musical, Jerry Springer-The Opera. Chicago, itself, is something of a pop culture icon — not only because of its wildly popular Broadway and movie versions, but also because of the innately “American” story it tells. “There’s a dark message here that says if you’re rich Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 


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Set against the dazzling backdrop of the 1920s (it is based on a play from that period about real murderesses), the musical tells the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Billy Flynn, Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer. Flynn uses the power of the media to win sympathy for the coldblooded killers he represents and get them off scott-free. The story of how these vicious women become glamorous celebrities has only become more modern with age. And perhaps that’s part of the allure. It’s easy to imagine their story appearing in today’s tabloid headlines. What’s surprising is discovering that our celebrity-obsessed culture is nothing new. Chicago: The Musical will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre Sept. 8-13, 2009. Daniel Burnley is an Atlanta stage and film actor, writer and freelance advertising/ marketing communications consultant.

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enough, if you’re beautiful enough, if you’re sexy enough — you can get away with murder,” Weissler says. “[It] is a vaudeville approach to the sociopolitical environment we live in. It’s a bit cynical, but covers its cynicism with brilliant entertainment, so that you enjoy every moment.” Weissler has produced many well known musicals, including Sweet Charity, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and Grease, but he likes Chicago the best. “It’s some of the best music and lyrics written for the stage, and I mean that with all sincerity,” Weissler says. “Anne Reinking, the choreographer, has remained faithful to her mentor, the late, great Bob Fosse, for the dance numbers, and the whole experience is truly spectacular for audiences.” Critics and audiences seem to agree. It may not have been a resounding success when it first opened in 1975, but the 1996 revival of Chicago won six Tony awards and holds the record for longestrunning revival on Broadway. The 2002 film version, starring Renée Zellwegger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah and Richard Gere, won six Oscars.


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Native son By Ashley L. Brazzel

Atlanta’s Stu James shines in The Color Purple

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he Color Purple: The Musical about Love may be nearing its three-year run on tour, but for Stu James, performing at the Fox never gets old. James, who plays the character Harpo, was born, raised and educated in Atlanta, and lived here until he set his sights on New York, nearly 12 years ago. And although he’s moved around since and currently lives in Los Angeles, his career proves that home is definitely where the heart is. “Being back in Atlanta is a wonderful, wonderful feeling,” James says. “I’m not able to get home as often because I’m on the road, but being able to come once again, it’s grounding — it keeps it real for me. And, it’s wonderful and still exciting for my family [including his “Big Mama” who turns 100 this year], they’re always excited. They’d come every night if they could.”

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Several years ago, James was “selling stocks, bonds and mutual funds during the day, and doing a part-time gig at the Alliance Theatre called Cotton Patch Gospel [at night],” he says. “I remember taking my two weeks [of ] vacation to rehearse.” The moonlighting phase didn’t last long, however. Another company soon bought out the bank where he worked and laid him off. Severance paycheck in hand, he hit the ground running. In retrospect, he calls it fate. “It was quite

he did shows with Disney — Festival of the Lion King and Tarzan Rocks — for a year and a half. When he finally made it to the big city, he went on the road with the Broadway show Rent for six months. “I actually opened on Broadway on my birthday, March 20, [2000]. I was like, ‘Wow, if that wasn’t a confirmation, I don’t know what it was.’” Now, some years — and an NAACP Theatre Award nomination — later, James is fortunate to do what he loves all day. And while the Alliance Theatre gave him his first full-time professional acting job, it “I actually opened on was his father — an allaround musician — that Broadway on my birthday, passed along his talent in March 20, [2000]. I was the arts. The elder James like, ‘Wow, if that wasn’t a is a pianist, trumpeter, confirmation, I don’t know what it was.’” trombonist, composer and lyricist who was offered a scholarship an amazing transition. I went from to Julliard, but opted to attend school working at the bank to working full- closer to home after getting married. time with Theatre for Young Audiences “I love to hear pops play,” James said. at the Alliance Theatre.” “It’s kind of become a casual hobby, From there, the ball continued to roll. but I know it was his passion. I wish he With the support and encouragement of had followed through with it. But with mentors and friends who were working circumstances sometimes (when you’ve actors, he plunged forward, confident got a family), you don’t always think in his gift. “It got to the point were I you can make a full-time living doing it. believed what I could do, but I had to I didn’t realize that until I left the South get to that place,” James says. “It took and started working consistently.” throughout college and a few years Fortunately, for both, old habits die after that, just to start fine-tuning and hard. Not only has the younger James’ trusting my talent in the art.” enthusiasm for performing inspired his After leaving Atlanta for New York, father to start creating music again, it’s James took a detour to Orlando where Continued on page 48 14 EncoreAtlantA.com


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AMERICAN Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the Fox at 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, 800651-2316, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17 St., 404-961-7370, lobbyattwelve.com. M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-892-4111, 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

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American/steakhouse Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steakhouse 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 a nd seafood in a festive atmosphere by Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, heretoserverestaurants.com. B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Road, 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, 404-8149640, centraarchy.com. B

American/southern E Street Grille Nestle down to some Southernfried peach pie or corn cakes at this stylish and intimate restaurant on the second floor of the Ellis Hotel. Two-seater tables under the window in the dining room are great for date nights; a groovy lounge and patio also are available. 176 Peachtree St. NW (valet from Ellis St.), 404523-5155, ellishotel.com. D Home Restaurant & Bar Farm-to-table Southerninspired cuisine is served nightly; half-price bottles of wine available every Sunday. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd., 404-869-0777, heretoserve restaurants.com. B South City Kitchen Midtown With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business 16 EncoreAtlantA.com

crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, southcitykitchen.com. M

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, heretoserverestaurants.com. B Straits Tastes of Singapore’s four culinary cultures (Malaysian/Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and Nonya) blend at this celebrity-friendly restaurant co-owned by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. 793 Juniper St. NE, 404-877-1283, straitsrestaurants. com. M

brew pub/gormet pub fare 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. 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0805, gordonbiersch.com. M 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 and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl.com. IP

european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M LOLA Bellini bar and restaurant specializing in wood-fired meats and pastas. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-892-9292, heretoserverestaurants. com. B


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

STATS A modern sports bar that doesn’t skimp on the quality of its food; five bars and multiple screens are at your service. 300 Marietta St., 404-885-1472, statsatl.com. D

MEDITERRANEAN/LATIN/ASIAN FUSION

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Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St N.E., 404-846-2000, heretoserverestaurants.com. M

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

MEXICAN 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 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, heretoserverestaurants.com. P

SPANISH/TAPAS Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, heretoserve restaurants.com. VH

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, heretoserverestaurants.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, and sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, heretoserverestaurants.com. B Ray’s Restaurants Ray’s in the City is the downtown location of the steak, seafood and sushi chain. Ray’s Killer Creek offers an award-winning Sunday brunch, and Ray’s on the River is one of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants. All three have excellent food, award-winning wine lists and live entertainment. Ray’s in the City: 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, 404-524-9224; Ray’s on the River: 6700 Powers Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs, 770-955-1187; Ray’s Killer Creek: 1700 Mansell Rd. (at Ga. 400), 770649-0064; raysrestaurants.com. D, SS, A Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 17


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CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer NICHOLAS F. MANOS President

Dear Patrons, Subscribers and Friends: Welcome to the fifth show in our 2009 Season, Chicago. We are pleased to present this razzle-dazzle production. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy. A sensational tale of sin, corruption “and all that jazz,” Chicago is sure to thrill everyone. Sit back in your seat and enjoy! Following Chicago, we are looking forward to presenting A Tribute to the Beatles, Rain, which runs Oct. 6-11, 2009. If you love the Fab Four you will be sure to love this show! This season, we have been celebrating our 57th year as a not-for-profit theater company. Many of you may not know that Theater of the Stars is supported by individuals and corporations from around Atlanta. We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us during these rocky economic times. We know that the economy is making it harder for everyone and your continued support of TOTS is something that we greatly appreciate. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES James C. Howard Chairman of the Board John C. Breckenridge Ken Haldin Joe Hall Virginia Hepner Ingrid Saunders Jones Henri Jova John G. McColskey Adam Orkin Dennis Reagan Dr. John E. Skandalakis Melody Wilder Wilson Dom H. Wyant David Yu Past Presidents Maurice “Bromo” Seltzer Peter J. Stelling Robert H. Ferst John N. Wall, Jr. Dr. Robert L. Bunnen Emeritus William Orkin Glen P. Robinson Aaron J. Johnson

If you are not a subscriber or member of Theater of the Stars and would like to become one, I would like to take this time to invite you to join our Family.  There are several opportunities for participation, including the Star Circle and Production Sponsorships. All include benefits that feature recognition and opportunities to get a closer look at how Theater of the Stars brings musical theater to life at The Fox. Please contact us at 404-252-8960 to find out more about our Programs. All My Best,

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Christopher B. Manos, Producer

Nicholas F. Manos, president

Barry & Fran Weissler present

CHICAGO

Book by

Music by

Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse

Lyrics by

John Kander

Fred Ebb

Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Bob Fosse

Starring

Bianca Marroquín     Terra C. MacLeod Tom Riis Farrell and

Jerry Springer Also Starring

Carol Woods

D. Micciche

Ashley Adamek   Shawn Beck-Gifford    Shamicka Benn   Cornelius Bethea   Christophe Caballero   Daniel Gutierrez   Brent Heuser   Pilar Millhollen   Drew Nellessen   Adam Pellegrine   Lindsay Roginski   Steven Sofia    Kevin Steele   Melanie Waldron   Debra Walton   Jesse Wildman

Supervising Music Director

Rob Fisher

Scenic Design

John Lee Beatty Sound Design Scott Lehrer

Music Director

Andrew Bryan

Costume Design

Lighting Design

William Ivey Long

Script Adaptation

Ken Billington

Orchestrations Dance Music Arrangements

Ralph Burns

Peter Howard

Casting

David Thompson

Musical Coordinator

Duncan Stewart

Executive Producer

John Monaco

Presented in Association with

Alecia Parker

General Management

B.J. Holt

Anita Dloniak & Associates

Technical Supervisor

Production Stage Manager

Arthur Siccardi

Broadway Across America Tour Marketing & Press

Andrew Neal

Based on the presentation by City Center’s Encores!

Choreographer Original New York Production Ann Reinking In the style of Bob Fosse

Recreation of Original Production Choreography by

Director Original New York Production

Recreation of Original Production Direction by

Walter Bobbie

Gary Chryst Scott Faris

Broadway Cast Recording on RCA Victor

Theater of the Stars is a founding member of the National Alliance for Musical Theater and the Independent Presenter’s Network. It is also a proud member of the Broadway League which produces the Tony Awards.


cast (in order of appearance)

Velma Kelly.............................................................................. Terra C. MacLeod Roxie Hart..............................................................................Bianca Marroquín Fred Casely....................................................................................BRENT HEUSER Sergeant Fogarty..............................................................Christophe Caballero Amos Hart.................................................................................Tom Riis Farrell Liz............................................................................................ LINDSAY ROGINSKI Annie......................................................................................MELANIE WALDRON June..............................................................................................Debra Walton Hunyak........................................................................................Ashley Adamek Mona.......................................................................................... Jesse Wildman Matron “Mama” Morton...................................................................Carol Woods Billy Flynn....................................................................................JERRY SPRINGER Mary Sunshine................................................................................... D. MICCICHE Go-to-Hell-Kitty.............................................................................SHAMICKA BENN Harry........................................................................................ ADAM PELLEGRINE The Doctor.......................................................................... SHAWN BECK-GIFFORD Aaron.............................................................................................. KEVIN STEELE The Judge........................................................................Christophe Caballero The Bailiff.................................................................................DANIEL GUTIERREZ Martin Harrison......................................................................... ADAM PELLEGRINE Court Clerk......................................................................... SHAWN BECK-GIFFORD The Jury....................................................................................DREW NELLESSEN THE SCENE: Chicago, Illinois. The late 1920s. UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute a listed player unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance. For Roxie Hart — Lindsay Roginski For Velma Kelly — Pilar Millhollen, Melanie Waldron For Billy Flynn — Brent Heuser For Amos Hart — Kevin Steele For Matron “Mama” Morton — Shamicka Benn, Debra Walton For Fred Casely — Cornelius Bethea, Steven Sofia For Mary Sunshine — C. Bethea, C. Caballero For all other roles — Cornelius Bethea, Pilar Millhollen, Steven Sofia Tap Dance Specialty performed by Drew Nellessen, Adam Pellegrine, Daniel Gutierrez Me and My Baby Specialty performed by Adam Pellegrine, Drew Nellessen Dance Captain — Steven Sofia The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. 22 EncoreAtlantA.com


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“I love and adore Sunshine for many reasons, but here are just a few: She has a kind spirit; is compassionate, understanding, respectful of all, energetic, funny, creative, professional, intelligent and hard-working; and she always puts the customer first!� —Stephanie Parker, Vice President Broadway Across America—Mid-South Region “Sunshine has been just what her name implies, always happy no matter what the issue. Many times, I have needed to find seats for bands at the last minute or move seat locations. In the 30 years that I have known Sunshine, I have never heard her yell or raise her voice (which is very unusual in the music business). I know that she works for the Fox, but we have always felt that she was a part of our organization, as I’m sure most do. Simply, she is the best.� —Peter Conlon, Promoter

“Working with Sunshine is like being in Alaska during the white nights — just a constant 24 hours of sunshine.� —Carol Kirkendall & Daryl Brooks CD Enterprises Inc. “From on-sale to sell-out, I know I can always count on Sunshine to make the experience as seamless as possible, not only for the patron, but for me as well. She gets my standing ovation for a perfect performance.� —Amy Helberg, Promoter “After being through many a ‘Will Call’ war with both the band and hard-to-please patrons, I cannot think of anyone I’d rather be in the same fox-hole with than Sunshine. She can stand the heat of the battle and make everyone a victor. Congratulations on 30 years!� —Alex Cooley, Promoter

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musical numbers ACT I “All That Jazz”......................................................................... Velma and Company “Funny Honey”.............................................................................................. Roxie “Cell Block Tango”......................................................................... Velma and Girls “When You’re Good to Mama”.....................................................................Matron “Tap Dance”........................................................................ Roxie, Amos and Boys “All I Care About”.............................................................................. Billy and Girls “A Little Bit of Good”....................................................................... Mary Sunshine “We Both Reached for the Gun”............................................................ Billy, Roxie, Mary Sunshine and Company “Roxie”..........................................................................................Roxie and Boys “I Can’t Do It Alone”..................................................................................... Velma “My Own Best Friend”....................................................................Roxie and Velma intermission ACT II Entr’acte................................................................................................ The Band “I Know a Girl”............................................................................................. Velma “Me and My Baby”..........................................................................Roxie and Boys “Mister Cellophane”......................................................................................Amos “When Velma Takes the Stand”..................................................... Velma and Boys “Razzle Dazzle”.......................................................................... Billy and Company “Class”..................................................................................... Velma and Matron “Nowadays”..................................................................................Roxie and Velma “Hot Honey Rag”...........................................................................Roxie and Velma Finale..................................................................................................... Company Original choreography for “Hot Honey Rag” by Bob Fosse ORCHESTRA Musical Director — Andrew Bryan; Associate Conductor/Piano/Accordion — Eric Barnes; Piano/Librarian — Andrew Dixon; Drums/Percussion — Russ Nyberg

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BIANCA MARROQUÍN (Roxie Hart) was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and raised on the border between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. She started her artistic career in Mexico City in the productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Vagina Monologues and Chicago. In 2002, Bianca was invited to crossover from Mexico to make her Broadway debut. She then kicked off Chicago’s third national tour for which she received a Helen Hayes Award in Washington D.C. for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2004. She originated the role of Carmen in the revival Broadway hit, Tony Award Winner, Pajama Game. Bianca recently premiered her one woman show in Mexico City: Solo Pido (All I ask). Regional: And the World Goes ’round at Barrington Stage Company, woman No. 3. Bye Bye Birdie at North Shore Music Theatre, Rose Alvarez for which she won an IRNE award for Best Actress in a musical. Bianca just finished portraying the role of Maria Rainer in Mexico City’s hit production of The Sound of Music marking her official return to the Mexican Stages after six years. She is excited as always to be back with the Chicago family. TV: “One Life To Live.” TERRA C. MacLEOD (Velma Kelly) is thrilled to be back, having originated the role of Velma in the French productions of Chicago in Montreal and Paris. Broadway and national tour of Chicago and the 10 year anniversary Gala. Other credits: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Aurora/Spider Woman), L.A. Havok Theatre; The Producers (Ulla), Vancouver Arts Club, Canada; West Side Story (Anita), New Orleans Opera and Vancouver Arts Club: Jessie Award for Best Supporting Actress; The Pajama Game (Gladys), Musical Theatre West L.A.; Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), San Diego Musical Theatre; Damn Yankees (Lola), Stagewest, Calgary; A Chorus Line (Cassie). Film and TV: The Lizzie Maguire Movie, “The Reagans,” “The Dead Zone,” “Jeremiah,” “Cold Squad” and Life Or Something Like It. Love to my family and friends. This is for Chiara and Calli. Proud equity member. terracmacleod.com.

JERRY SPRINGER (Billy Flynn). Throughout an illustrious career, Jerry Springer has become a cultural and civic icon. In addition hosting 19 seasons of TV’s “The Jerry Springer Show,” he has been the mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, Emmy award-winning newscaster and commentator, country recording artist, international Emcee and TV personality. He has appeared in several movies, hosted a progressive talk-radio show on Air America, and recently won America’s heart with his ballroom dancing skills on “Dancing with the Stars.” Springer has twice served as the master of ceremonies for the Miss World Pageant and most recently served as host for two seasons of NBC’s hit series “America’s Got Talent.” Springer has been on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, Esquire, TV Guide and was named one of Barbara Walters’ “Ten Most Fascinating People” in 1998. Springer first appeared on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show in 2001.  TOM RIIS FARRELL (Amos Hart). Broad­ way: Coram Boy, Dirty Blonde (Helen Hayes Award), Wrong Mountain, 1776. Off-Broadway: Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, Mary Rose, Al Pacino’s Arturo Ui, Li’l Abner (Encores!). Regional: Once in a Lifetime (Williamstown, dir. Michael Greif), Rag and Bone (Long Wharf, dir. Tina Landau). Film: Tell-Tale, Rebound, Trust the Man, Stepford Wives, Almost Famous, Bringing Out the Dead, The Out-of-Towners, The Devil’s Advocate, Sleepless in Seattle, Scent of a Woman. Television: “Brotherhood,” “NYPD Blue,” “Spin City,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: CI.” CAROL WOODS (Matron “Mama” Morton). In 2008, Ms. Woods received a standing ovation during her Grammy Award telecast performance of the Across the Universe rendition of “Let it Be.” Broadway/tour: Chicago, The Full Monty, One Mo’ Time, Follies, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Goodbye Girl, The Crucible. London: Blues in the Night (Olivier nomination). Film: Across the Universe, The Honeymooners, Stepping Out. Television: “The Practice,” “Third Watch,” Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 25


bios “Parent Hood” (series regular). Recordings include: Julie Gold’s America for the 2009 Inaugural Celebration. carolwoodsonline.com. D. MICCICHE (Mary Sunshine). Broadway: Chicago. National/international tour: Chicago, Freedom Train. Other credits: Bernstein’s Mass at Carnegie Hall/The Kennedy Center, Gemini: The Musical (NYMF), Pippin and Brigadoon. Recordings: Bernstein’s Mass 2009. Thanks to friends, family, NAMCO, teachers and Mom and Dad for everything. Boston Conservatory graduate 2007. ASHLEY ADAMEK (Hunyak) is excited to be back with Chicago after touring with a previous production as Hunyak, u/s Roxie. Regional credits include Oklahoma at Paper Mill, Annie at Casa Manana, A Chorus Line (Kristine), West Side Story (Velma), 42nd Street (Lorraine) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gloria, u/s Millie). SHAWN BECK-GIFFORD (The Doctor, Court Clerk) is psyched to be joining the national tour of Chicago. Previous credits include West Side Story (Riff); Chicago (Fred Casely); and Job: The Hip Hopera. Much love to family and loved ones for their support! SHAMICKA BENN (Go-to-Hell-Kitty, Matron “Mama” Morton u/s). Thanks family and friends for unconditional love and support. Credits: Stage: Hair, Pippin, For Colored Girls..., Dreamgirls. Television/film: “Ugly Betty,” Sex and the City: The Movie, The Rebound. Favorite role: a child of God. CORNELIUS BETHEA (Swing, Mary Sunshine u/s, Fred Casely u/s). Tour: Chicago. Credits: La Cage…; A Chorus Line; Side Show; Kiss Me, Kate; et. al. Opera: Aida (Met. Opera). Training: B-W Conser­vatory of Music and UNCSA. Proud member of AEA. Where there’s a will… CHRISTOPHE CABALLERO (Sergeant Fogarty, The Judge, Mary Sunshine u/s) Broadway: original companies of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (featured) and Susan Stroman’s A Christmas Carol; Beauty and the Beast. Paris premieres: La Cage aux Folles (Chantal), Titanic and Chicago. TV: “Fame” (three seasons), voice of Odd in “Code Lyoko.” 26 EncoreAtlantA.com

DANIEL GUTIERREZ (Bailiff) reigns from Wisconsin. Credits: Chicago tour, Frankie Valli Camp (Jersey Boys), Radio Broadway Live, etc. He is happy to be joining the Broadway touring company. Special thanks to God and my family. BRENT HEUSER (Fred Casely, Billy Flynn u/s). National tour: Chicago (Billy Flynn). N.Y. theatre: Naughty Marietta (Musicals Tonight!). AMDA graduate. Brent sold merchandise for Chicago Broadway and is ecstatic to perform in his favorite show. Love to Mom, Dad, family and friends. PILAR MILLHOLLEN (Swing, Velma Kelly u/s). National Tour: Chicago (Asst. Dance Captain), A Chorus Line (revival, originated Bebe; u/s Sheila), Evita (Peron’s Mistress, dir. Hal Prince). Regional: Crazy For You (Polly Baker), Cabaret (Kost), Measure For Measure (dir. Martha Henry). B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon. Love to God, family and Will. pilarmillhollen.com. DREW NELLESSeN (The Jury) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut. Other credits include Wagon Wheel Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square, and Stages! St. Louis. Millikin University graduate. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. ADAM PELLEGRINE (Harry, Harrison) is thrilled to be a part of the Chicago family. National tour: Urban Cowboy The Musical. N.Y.: The Naked Dead... (Cherry Lane Theater), Nutcracker: Rated R (Theater for the New City). For my Dad! LINDSAY ROGINSKI (Liz, Roxie Hart u/s) played Roxie Hart in the national tour of Chicago, Lola in Damn Yankees and performed in 42nd Street, Grease, Godspell and more. She graduated from AMDA in NYC. Her first job was selling souvenir programs for Chicago on Broadway… dreams do come true! STEVEN SOFIA (Swing, Dance Captain, Fred Casely u/s). Credits include: Chita Rivera’s The Dancers Life; Guys and Dolls; Applause; Beauty and the Beast; Kiss Me, Kate; Chicago; Betty Buckley at Carnegie Hall; and the world tour of West Side Story.


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bios Steven is on the Dance Faculty at NYU and Steps on Broadway. KEVIN STEELE (Aaron, Amos Hart u/s) is thrilled to be returning to Chicago. Broadway/tours: The Producers, Dreamgirls, Best Little Whorehouse, The Wizard of Oz and How to Succeed…. TV: Professor Squeeky on PBS show, “DittyDoodleWorks.” Thanks to family, friends and MWN. MELANIE WALDRON (Annie, Velma Kelly u/s). National tours: Chicago (Velma), Man of La Mancha (Maria, Aldonza u/s), In the Mood. N.Y.: Untitled Masterpiece (Fringe 2008), Radio Broadway (Town Hall). Regional: Cats (Grizabella), Oliver! (Nancy), A Chorus Line (Judy). Training: N.Y., D.C. and London. DEBRA WALTON (June, Matron “Mama” Morton u/s). Off-Broadway: Cookin’ at the Cookery (created her Drama Desknominated and Barrymore Award-winning role), The Bubbly Black Girl. National/ regional: Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, Joseph…, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. JESSE WILDMAN (Mona) loves jazz hands, fishnets, isolations, and being a part of this incredible show! Hugs to my supportive family, irreplaceable friends, Fran, Megan and Ilene.

Authors

JOHN KANDER & FRED EBB (Music; Book/ Lyrics). The John Kander and Fred Ebb collaboration of four decades created what many would consider Broadway standards and contemporary classics: Flora, the Red Menace; Cabaret (Tony Award); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony Award, Best Score); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award, Best Score); and Steel Pier. Their collaboration also transferred itself to movies and television as they wrote original material for the Academy Awards; “Liza With a Z” (Emmy Award); HBO’s “Liza Minnelli’s Stepping Out” (Emmy Award); Funny Lady (Oscar nominated for “How Lucky Can You Get”); Lucky Lady; New 28 EncoreAtlantA.com

York, New York; Stepping Out; and Chicago (Oscar nominated for Best Song). In the mid ’80s the song “New York, New York” becoming the official anthem of New York City. At the time of the unfortunate death of Mr. Ebb, Kander and Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion waiting in the wings: The Visit, All About Us, Curtains (currently on Broadway) and Minstrel Show. Life goes on. BOB FOSSE (Book). First director in history to win Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards in one year (1973) for the film Cabaret, the musical Pippin and the TV special “Liza With a Z.” He won the first of eight Tonys as choreographer for The Pajama Game followed by directing and choreographing Redhead, Little Me, Sweet Charity (stage and film), Chicago, Dancin’. Other choreography: Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town, How to Succeed..., Big Deal. Film: My Sister Eileen, The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees. Director: Lenny (Oscar nom.), All That Jazz (Oscar nom.), Star 80.

Creatives

WALTER BOBBIE (Director) recently directed David Ives’ New Jerusalem at Classic Stage; No, No, Nanette at Encores!; and Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette & Boo at the Roundabout. His international hit Chicago won him Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and has become the longest-running revival in Broadway history. Other Broadway credits include High Fidelity, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century and Footloose. Mr. Bobbie directs regularly for New York’s most prestigious theatre companies, served as artistic director of City Center’s Encores! and is on the Executive Board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. ANN REINKING (Choreographer) was the director/co-conceiver/co-choreographer of Fosse, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1999. She won the Tony Award for her choreography of Chicago, as well as a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Astaire Award and a NY Drama Critics


bios Award. She received a Tony nomination for her leading performance in Dancin’ and as best actress in Goodtime Charley; Theatre World, Clarence Derwent and Outer Critics Circle awards for her work as Maggie in Over Here. Film credits: Movie, Movie; All That Jazz; Annie; Micki and Maude. Recent credits include: Choreography: The Harrison Tribute/American Ballet Theatre; The Visit/Goodman Theatre; Suite Kander/ Missouri State Ballet; Ritmo Y Ruido and Slices/Ballet Hispanico; Songs without Words/Jean Ruddy Company; Legends/ Joffrey Ballet of Chicago; Threepenny Opera for Williamstown Theatre Festival; Nilsson/ Schmillson for Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theatre; Bye Bye Birdie for ABC-TV; national tour of revival of Applause. Co-choreographed Caution: Side Effects/Melissa Thodos Dancers. Directed, choreographed Tonight at 8:30/Williamstown Theatre Festival, No Strings/Encores City Center. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for Contribution to the Arts; Rolex Award for Outstanding Contributions to Dance; Elan Award for Outstanding Choreographer; Distinguished Artist Award Los Angeles Music Center; National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Choreography of Fosse; Olivier Award, Best Theatre Choreography, Fosse, Helpmann Award, Best Choreography, Chicago, Australia; Dance Magazine Award for Choreography; Drama League Award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre; Musical Hall of Fame Award; Dance Library of Israel Award; Distinguished Artist Award; School of American Ballet Artistic Achievement Award; National Artists Club Award for Service to the Arts; Governor’s Award-Ambassador of the Arts for the State of Florida. She is associated with the National Broadway Dance Theatre, a musical theatre project in Santa Fe, New Mexico. JOHN LEE BEATTY (Set Design). Broad­way: The Color Purple, Mauritius, Doubt, Chicago, Dinner at Eight, Proof, Rabbit Hole, Last Night of Ballyhoo, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, The Most Happy Fella, The Sisters Rosensweig, Burn This, Penn & Teller, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Talley’s Folly, among others.

Off-Broadway: Defiance, Substance of Fire, Road to Mecca, A Life in the Theatre, Lincoln Center, MTC, Circle Rep, City Center Encores! Tony, Obie, DD, OCC awards; Theatre Hall of Fame. Graduate of Brown and Yale School of Drama. WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Designer) Young Frankenstein marks Mr. Long’s ninth Broadway collaboration with Susan Stroman. Previous collaborations include The Frogs, Thou Shalt Not, The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards), The Music Man, Contact (Hewes Award), Steel Pier, Big, Picnic, Crazy for You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle awards), A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, Double Feature at New York City Ballet as well as The Producers: The Movie Musical (2005). Other Broadway includes The Ritz, Grey Gardens (Tony Award), Curtains, Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards), Chicago, Sweet Charity, La Cage aux Folles, The Boy From Oz, Swing, Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk Award), Lend Me a Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards), Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam awards). Mr. Long also designed costumes for the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour and for Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage Hotel. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2006. KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer) has designed over 85 Broadway shows and has been honored with eight Tony Award nominations and received the 1997 Tony Award for his work on Chicago. His Tony nominations include: Sunday in the Park with George (2008), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), End of the World (1984), Foxfire (1982), Sweeney Todd (1979), Working (1978) and The Visit (1973). Other projects include New York’s Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular from 1979 to 2004 Disneyland’s nighttime extravaganza Fantasmic!, the long running Las Vegas spectacular Jubilee! and Shamu Rocks! for Seaworld Orlando and San Diego. SCOTT LEHRER (Sound Design). LCT: A Man of No Importance; Thou Shalt Not; Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 29


bios The Invention of Love; Ah, Wilderness!; An American Daughter; A Fair Country; Hapgood; My Favorite Year; The Most Happy Fella; The Substance of Fire. Broadway/tours: the revivals of Chicago, The Caretaker and Frankie and Johnny…; Tallulah with Kathleen Turner; James Joyce’s The Dead; Angels in America; A Streetcar Named Desire; Prelude to a Kiss; Once on This Island; The Heidi Chronicles; and 24 Encores! productions. Off-Broadway: Sondheim’s Saturday Night, Assassins, Sunday in the Park and Putting It Together; Richard Nelson’s Franny’s Way (2002 Lortel Award) and My Life With Albertine; Isn’t It Romantic?; Falsettoland; Little Fish; A Perfect Ganesh; and Geniuses. Also audio for media and installations, most recently Ann Hamilton’s Corpus at Mass MoCA, music production including Criara (Bluenote), Last Forever (Nonesuch), Meredith Monk’s Mercy (ECM) and Geoff Muldaur’s Private Astronomy (DG) and faculty at Bennington College. SCOTT FARIS (Director Recreation) started his career as an actor and learned most of his directing skills working as a production stage manager for some of the best directors on Broadway. He has directed Chicago in 16 countries in over a dozen languages. His latest productions include Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular; and Bette Midler’s The Showgirl Must Go On. Scott lives in New York with his daughter, Emily. He dedicates his work to his late wife, Anna, who lost her long struggle with breast cancer. GARY CHRYST (Choreography Recrea­tion) staged Chicago choreography throughout the world and Petrouchka for ABT; danced on Broadway in Guys and Dolls, Dancin’, A Chorus Line; notable career as classical dancer with Joffrey Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theatre 3. ANDREW BRYAN (Musical Director). Active in theatre, ballet, opera and concert performances, Mr. Bryan is proud of his association with Director/Choreographer Matthew Bourne and his critically acclaimed dance company, New Adventures. Most recently 30 EncoreAtlantA.com

he was Music Director of Edward Scissorhands for its NYC premiere and tour and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake throughout the U.S. Previously he was Music Director for Les Misérables on tour and is Music Director for the Broadway-bound musical, The Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Other credits: Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, former Asst. Music Director for Nashville Opera and Asst. Conductor for Nashville Ballet. Conducting studies: Gustav Meier, Marin Alsop, Conductors’ Guild and ASOL workshops. DAVID THOMPSON (Script Adaptation). Projects include the libretto for Steel Pier (1997 Tony Award nom.); co-conceiving And the World Goes ’Round (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards); new librettos for the Off-Broadway and London revivals of Flora, the Red Menace; and 70, Girls, 70. Co-created PBS Great Performances “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” and wrote the documentary Razzle Dazzle. ROB FISHER (Supervising Music Director). Original conductor and music director for Chicago and its Grammy Award-winning cast album and supervisor of Chicago companies worldwide. Music director and conductor of City Center’s Tony Award-winning Encores! series since its inception in 1994. Other credits: Garrison Keillor’s radio broadcasts, concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, PBS, the White House, guest symphony conductor and more than 20 recordings. Broadway tour: 3 Penny Opera starring Sting, Me and My Girl, A History of the American Film, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Little Johnny Jones, Big River. JOHN MONACO (Music Coordinator) is a veteran of the musical theatre. He has been music coordinator for over 100 Broadway musicals and has performed in over 40 Broadway shows. Mr. Monaco has had the privilege of working with Richard Rodgers, John Kander, Jule Styne, Elmer Bernstein, Harvey Schmidt, Philip Springer, George Forrest, Robert Wright, Janusz Stoklos, Steve Margoshes and many others.


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BIOS DAVID BRIAN BROWN (Wig/Hair Design). Broadway: Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Butley, Tarzan, The Wedding Singer, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, The Odd Couple, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention Of Love, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, The Rainmaker, The Iceman Cometh, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, Chicago, Sideshow, 1776, Steel Pier, Big, Sunset Boulevard, the world premiere of Whistle Down the Wind. Film credits include “Angels in America” (Emmy nominated), To Wong Foo.... DUNCAN STEWART (Casting Director) is the director of casting for the Nat’l Artists Management Co. handling the B’way and int’l touring companies of Chicago and other projects for producers Barry and Fran Weissler. Previously he worked with Alaine Alldaffer in casting for Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf, Coconut Grove (Sonia Flew w/Lucie Arnaz) and the pilot for “Knights of Prosperity” with Mick Jagger (ABC). Recent Off-B’way: Busy World Is Hushed with Jill Clayburgh. ARTHUR SICCARDI, THEATRICAL SERVICES INC. (Technical Supervisor) has been involved in more than 200 Broadway shows: Hello, Dolly!; A Chorus Line; Cats; The Real Thing; Ballroom; Dreamgirls; Chess; Broadway Bound; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Gypsy; Lost in Yonkers; Fiddler on the Roof; Falsettos; The Goodbye Girl; My Fair Lady; Sunset Boulevard; Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Whistle Down the Wind; The Tony Awards and Night of a Thousand Stars.

Management

ANDREW NEAL (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Cyrano De Bergerac, Wicked, Fosse, Les Misérables, Sly Fox, La Cage aux Folles. Tours: Chicago. Off-Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes, Power Plays, All In The Timing, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (NYSF), On the Open Road. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse (Mikado Inc., 42nd Street, Rhythm Ranch, The Merry Widow); North Carolina Theatre (34 32 EncoreAtlantA.com

productions); Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas (The Sound of Music, Evita). NEWTON COLE (Stage Manager). Broadway: Revivals of Company; Sweeney Todd; Fiddler on the Roof; My Fair Lady; and Jack, A Night on the Town with John Barrymore. Mr. Cole was the Choreographic Consultant for Jerome Robbins’ original choreography for the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. National tours: 13 of them. AMANDA SUSAN JOHNSON (Assistant Stage Manager). Ballet: Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet (Swan Lake, Nutcracker). Regional: Lookingglass Theatre Company (The Wooden Breeks); Remy Bumppo (Aren’t We All). Company Manager: Olney Theatre Center. B.F.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and a proud member of AEA and AGMA.

Producers

BARRY AND FRAN WEISSLER (Producers) have had a producing career that spans 40 years. They are the recipients of five Tony Awards: Othello, their Broadway debut, starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol; Gypsy with Tyne Daly; Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire; and the worldwide hit, Chicago, which also won the Olivier Award for its London production. Chicago, the longest running musical revival on both Broadway and the West End, has featured countless stars including Melaine Griffith, Brooke Shields, Bebe Neuwith, Anne Reinking, Joel Grey, David Hasselhoff, Chita Rivera, Denise van Outen, Duncan James, Lynda Carter, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Osbourne and Usher. The show’s global success has reached more than 24 countries and been translated into 11 languages performing from Arkansas to Dubai. Other notable Broadway credits include Cabaret with Joel Grey, Macbeth with Christopher Plummer, Medea with Zoe Caldwell, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God with Patti LaBelle and Al Green, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner, Zorba with Anthony Quinn, My One & Only with Tommy Tune, Falsettos, My Fair Lady with Richard


bios Chamberlin, Grease with Rosie O’Donnell and Megan Mullally, Seussical, Wonderful Town with Donna Murphy and Brooke Shields, and Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate. Most recently, they produced the West End premiere of Neil Labute’s Fat Pig at the Trafalgar Studios in London. BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (Pro­ducer) Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and led by Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents touring Broadway and other live events in 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre. Producing credits include Boeing-Boeing, Spamalot, The Backyardigans, 13, West Side Story, Dora The Explorer and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas on Broadway. ALECIA PARKER (Executive Producer) has been associated with Barry and Fran Weissler for the past 25 years in numerous capacities including general manager and producer. Selected productions include Zorba, Othello, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Falsettos, Grease!, Annie Get Your Gun and Seussical. She has been the executive producer for Wonderful Town, Sweet Charity, Dancing in the Dark and the current Broadway and international hit Chicago. She is the proud mother of Michael. BJ HOLT (General Manager) has been in a variety of management and consulting positions for Broadway, West End, U.S. and international touring theatrical productions including Chicago, Fosse, Seussical, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Wonderful Town and Sweet Charity. The upcoming projects that he will be General Managing for Broadway are La Cage aux Folles and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. CITY CENTER’S ENCORES! GREAT AMERICAN MUSICALS IN CONCERT. City Center, a not–for–profit theater founded in 1943 as Manhattan’s first performing arts center, is home to many of America’s leading dance companies, education programs and popular engagements. The award–win-

ning series Encores! was created in 1994 to revisit rarely heard scores, of which Chicago is one.

Presenter

THEATER OF THE STARS (Christopher B. Manos, Producer; Nick Manos, President) is one of America’s premier not-for-profit Regional Theaters with a 57-year mission of producing and presenting the best of musical theater. Based in Atlanta, TOTS mounts lavish productions of new and classic musicals at affordable prices with the goal of expanding traditional audiences, enhancing the availability of quality family entertainment, and exposing new audiences to the magic of live theater. Visit us at theaterofthestars.com. Staff for CHICAGO GENERAL MANAGEMENT B.J. Holt, General Manager Nina Skriloff, International Manager Hilary Hamilton, Associate General Manager TOUR MARKETING/PRESS Anita Dloniak & Associates Anita Dloniak   Diane Rodes COMPANY MANAGER.............. DHYANA COLONY PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER... ANDREW NEAL Stage Manager.................................. Newton Cole Assistant Stage Manager.....Amanda Susan Johnson General Management Associate... Stephen Spadaro Associate Lighting Designer............ John McKernon Associate Lighting Designer...............John Demous Assistant Lighting Designer................... Cory Pattak Costume Production Associate.......... Scott Traugott Wardrobe Supervisor ............................ Alice Testa Assistant to William Ivey Long........ Donald Sanders Marketing & Press Associate........Melissa A. Hazek Production Carpenter..................... Matthew McKim Flyman.......................................... Frank J. Ferraro Production Electrician...................... James Fedigan Master Electrician............................ Alan Schuster Assistant Electrician....................... Emmitt Franklin Production Sound Engineer................... Anne Davis Assistant Sound................................. Ryan Gravett Head Props..................................Robert Garcia, Jr. Hair Supervisor...............................Scott Mortimer Banking........... JP Morgan Chase, Stephanie Dalton Music Preparation.............................Donald Oliver, Evan Morris/Chelsea Music Service, Inc. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 33


bios Payroll..............................Castellana Services, Inc. Accountants...........Rosenberg, Neuwirth & Kuchner, Mark D’Ambrosi, Kirill Baytalski Financial Analyst................................Marion Taylor Counsel........................Seth Gelblum/Loeb & Loeb Insurance................ Stockbridge Risk Management Art Design.......................................... Spot Design Advertising.......................... SPOTCo, Drew Hodges Aaliytha Davis, Tom McCann Web Design..................................... Tarantula.com Production Photography.........................Paul Kolnik Souvenir Merchandise............................Dewynters

CREDITS Scenery built and painted by Hudson Scenic Studios, Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting. Sound Equipment by PRG Audio. Makeup Provided by M-A-C. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

STAFF FOR NATIONAL ARTISTS Vice President of Marketing..................Todd Stuart Vice President of Business Affairs.... Daniel M. Posener Dramaturg/Creative Consultant......... Jack DePalma Chief Financial Officer.........................Bob Williams Manager of Accounting/Admin..... Marian Albarracin Assistant to Mrs. Weissler................. Brett England Assistant to the Weisslers...............................TBD Assistant to Ms. Parker.............. Laura Shackleford Director of Marketing.............................. Ken Sperr Director of Promotions...................Daya Wolterstorf Receptionist...............................Michelle Coleman Tour Direction Columbia Artists Theatricals 321 West 44th Street, Suite 1003, New York, NY 10036 917.206.4600 tel www.columbiaartiststheatricals.com

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Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.


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

executive leadership CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer

Mr. Manos has been in At­lan­ta for more than 40 years. He has produced over 700 works of theater, ballet and opera. He has been recognized with nu­mer­ous civic awards, including the Atlanta Critics Award for the de­vel­op­ment of the art of the­ater in Atlanta and the Gov­er­nor’s Award in the Arts. He has been instrumental in the creation of such organizations as the Winter Play Season, Grand Opera in the Park, Just Us The­ater Company and the Fall Film Fes­ti­val – just to name a few! During the early months of the Woodruff Arts Center, Mr. Manos was responsible for 12 pro­duc­tions of theater, ballet and opera in that facility. Mr. Manos is a member of the Broadway League, the Independent Presenters Network and the National Al­li­ance of Musical Theatre Pro­duc­ers. In 1999, Mr. Manos received the Coca-Cola Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the Arts & Business Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, Mr. Manos was the first recipient of the GAELA Award presented by the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Manos was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Broadway League. Mr. Manos was married for 45 years to the late Glenn Ryman Manos. He has two sons, Chris Jr. and Nick, a daughter, Ann, and is the very proud grandfather of seven grandsons and four granddaughters.

NICHOLAS F. MANOS President

Mr. Manos is a graduate of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta and the University of North Carolina. His business career spans two decades in sales management with a multi-national employee benefits company. In the fall of 2000, he returned to Atlanta to become the managing director of Theater of the Stars. In 2008, he assumed the role of president. Since 2000, Mr. Manos has been heavily involved with the touring aspect of the company and has been the driving force behind many of the artistic and cultural marvels brought to the Theater of the Stars stage, including Disney's High School Musical, the coproductions of Deaf West’s Big River, The King And I with Sandy Duncan, and Bombay Dreams. Mr. Manos is the founder of the Junior Theatre Festival, an event that takes place every January in Atlanta, and brings drama students from all over the world together to perform, learn and celebrate theater. Mr. Manos has served on the boards of the Houston Grand Opera and Theatre Under The Stars in Houston. He and his wife Laura have three children, Andy, Kate and Sam, and one dog, Peach.

STAFF

Scott Bowker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Director Mary O’Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounting Manager Marguerite Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager The Glenn Agency/Karen Hatchett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising & Public Relations Brian D. Frey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Henry Rowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Glenn Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. to the Administrative Director Linnette Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant Kenny Polston, II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Assistant

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donors Theater of the Stars is grateful for the support we receive from our donors. Thank you for helping us produce the best in family entertainment in 2009-2010. All lists include commitments recieved as of August 24, 2009.

star circlE Bette Rose Bowers James & Diane Brock Dr. Harold J. Brody Don G. Dozier Christopher & Sonnet Edmonds Dr. and Mrs. G.B. Espy Rick and Elaine Foley Drs. Michelle & Gregory Gibson

Douglas G. Green Jenny & Harold Itkin John & Glenda Jones Michael & Michelle Kendrick Walter W. Mitchell Ray Malo & Daniel Rendleman Jonathan Oscher Glenn & Anita Ross

Terri & Scott Siegel Dennis and Amy Spangler Katherine R. Stearns Jeff Tacy Betty Taylor Tim Tranika D. Mark Worrell

producers circlE Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Bell Bill & Rhea Berger Ben Cheek, III Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Cotton Robert and Sara Dinius

Alan & Susan Eisen Mark Enzmann Mitchell Gwin Mr. & Mrs. David Huffman Paul Player

Jeffrey Salomone Alexander Stickney, Jr. Sal and Mary Frances Verenna Richard West

friends of theater of the stars Judith Alembik Neal Allen Ann Anderson Amelia Bay Beverage System Jere Beasley Donna Belcher Louis & Janice Belinfante Hans Borstell Henry Edward Braselton F. Brown Gale Buffington Gary Chandler Ben Cheek III Coca Cola Company Wendy Conover Robert Crain

Jack & Anne Crew William Curran Goodman B. Espy, III, M.D. Dr. Cynthia Fordyce Raelle Frailey Mr. Clifford Frain Michael Furniss T. Gregory Nicholas Greim Jacquelyn Goodman James Hallford Mark Harwell Virginia Hasty Stephanie Haugen Wayne K. Hoffman, M.D. Barbara T. Holtz John Hooper B.W. Hunter

John Iacobelli Tina & Tal Isabell Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Jackson Lee & Margaret Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Kellerman Angelle LaFrance W.S. Lanier Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine, MD Elizabeth B. Littrell Stanley Mileski Lynn Murphy John S. Martin Dr. H. James Meginley Jerry & Barbara Mobley Marianne Van Name Juanita & Frank Nicholson

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Pittman Mark & Patricia Poole Dr. & Mrs. Rankin Karen Rodman Ann R. Schildhammer Ted Schulte Jeanne Shulman Brig & Kathy Simmons Iola Snow Richard Sukoff David Tuszynski William B. Watson June Weitnauer Kathryn Parsons Willis Carol & Eric Wrape

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Patrons Nancy & Harold Abrams Action Electric Company, Inc. Clair R. Adams John & Donna Adams Tom & Jan Adkins Shirley M. Agan David & Sherry Agan Dorothy D. Aiken Mike Akins, c/o MEI Corp. Donald Alcorn Mr. & Mrs.Aaron I.Alembik Kenneth & Glenda Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Neal M. Allen David & Donna Allman David & Debbie Alsobrook Dede Alsobrook Alston & Bird, LLP Amelia Bay Beverage Systems The Amon Family Ann & Wayne Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Jim Anderson William J. Anderson Norma & Donald Appel Dennis & Mitzi Apple Chris Arapoglou Inger Ardston Joe & Meredith Argo Marilyn S. Arnold Wayne & Joan Aronson Sandie Assad AT&T Atlanta Fragrance, Inc. Atlanta Society Herb & Jane Axelrod Michael E. & Lillie Axelrod Mr. & Mrs. Brian Babin James J. Babula Betty B. Baccus Fred & Dawn Bading Timothy L. Bagby Danny & Lana Bailey Leisa Bailey Susan L. Bailey Allan & Martha Baitcher John Baker Kay Baker Lewis L. Baker Don & Karyn Ballard Karyn & Don Ballard John & Susan Balsavage Mr. & Mrs. Dale Banich Kirk & Penny Barber Mr. & Mrs. Paul Barish Lin Barker Steven & Alice Barlow Mrs. William B. Barmore Ray Barnes Don A. Barnette W. E. Barnette Bob Barrineau Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barrineau Betty Barton Michael & Elesha Bateman

Eugenia L. Battle William R. Battle III Dr. & Mrs. Fernando Bayo III Valerie Bean Neale M. Bearden Jere & Sara Beasley Drs. Mark & Laura Beaty Angelia Beaulieu N. Gwili Beckloff Stan Beiner Jan & Lou Belinfante Robert Bell Ron H. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Bell Art & Ginny Bendelius Joan O. Benedetto Ruth Benedict W. Douglas & Mickey J. Benn Sherry C. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Fred Bentley, Jr. Alana & Christian Benton Hazel Berger Bill & Rhea Berger Michael & Lisa Berger David & Betty Berkman Dr. James D. Bernard Sid Besmertnik Mr. Mrs. Fred Betts Curt & Sue Bibler Dianne Bieler Daniel & Christine Bieller Walter J. Bieszak David & Allison Bignault Ruth Black Susan K. Black Hayden Black, Jr. R. Dwain Blackston, M.D. Bernard L. Blackwell L. Gordon Blackwell M. Alexandria Blackwell Shirley Blaine Julie Blan The Blumen Family Rich & Kathy Boden Janet Bogle Thomas H. Boisseau Barbara Bollinger Nicholas Bonanno Brian & Adrian Bonser Louis & Jeannie Boohaker Stan & Margaret Boose Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Bortolazzo Judie Borucki John A. Bostater John & Terry Bowden Marcia Charlene Bowdoin Chris Bowen Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Bowen Waldo U. Bowen, Jr. Bette Rose Bowers Deborah Bowers Mary Bowers Russell & Rebecca Bowling Bobby & Rebecca Bowman

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Ereania F. Boyd Hy & Marion Boyer Michael D. & Patricia B. Boyer Dr. Dane & Sheila Boyington Boyken International Darren Brackett Vanessa Bradbury Randall B. Brannon Kathie Brantley Wendy Williams Brantley Henry Braselton Robert & Joyce Briggs Capt. Robert & Shirley Bristow Michael Broadwater Ann Broadway Tim & Annette Broadwell James & Diane Brock Ted & Patricia Brook Bettie Brooks Richard H. Brooks Debra S. Brown Jennifer Brown Judy Brown Larry W. Brown Rhonda Myers Brown Robert Bruce M. Bruce Grant W. Bruce Courtney Brumbelow F. Scott Brumfield Thomas G. Bruner Lester Bryan Wayne Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. R.J. Buckwalter Steve & Sam Budow David & Deborah Budwash Gloria Buice Mrs. Frank J. Bull Dr. Robert L. Bunnen James R. Burdette Hardey & Gail Burger Jadene Burgess Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Burns Wanda Burrell Alan & Cindy Burstein Charles H. & Adline Burton, Jr. David Butler Butterworth Insurance Elizabeth P. Buttimer Melissa Byars Susana Caceres Robert Cadman Hugh & Catherine Caffrey Phillip & Jennifer Calandra Sara & Glenn Caldwell Skip & Barb Call Rolland & Jamie Callahan James & Cathey Camacho Faye Cameron Terry & Theresa Camp R. Grant Campbell Scott Campbell Steven Cannon Robert L. & Gail F. Cantrell

Joanne V. Capeloto Gary & Kathie Cardoza Robert & Jan Cardwell Harold & Barbara Carlson Dr. & Mrs. Richard V. Carlson Mark & Scarlett Carlton Pamela C. Carnes Ben Carpenter Bobby Carrell Jeff Carter Dr. & Mrs. M. Gary Carter Tug Carter Billy & Nancy Case Randolph & Linda Case Robert & Maria-Elena Casey Betty Castellani Mr.& Mrs. Bruce Catlin Timothy & Pam Cavender John C. Chambers Cheryl F. Chandler R. Chris Chandler David & Rosemarie Charney Mr. & Mrs. Ben F. Cheek Terry Childers James J. Childre, Jr. Linda S. Childs Remer Y. Clark, M.D. Tom & Teresa Claugus Larry D. Clay Marilyn & Tom Clayton Peggy Clayton Frank A. Cleveland The Coca-Cola Company Scott Cockerham Ellen M. Cohen Marc David Cohen Mel Coker Joseph L. Coleman Paul Coleman Jeff & Heather Colier Kenneth B. Collins Christina Coloma Nita Coloma Sue B. & John Cone Trey L. Conley William & Gail Conn Judy Connor Bruce & Ellen Connors Charlie & Wendy Conover John M. Cook Scott Cook Robert L. Cookson Teri L. Cooper Virgil E. Cooper, Jr. R. Dallis Copeland Vanessa & Phillip Corbin Mrs. Ray J. Cornay Richard & Sherry Costello Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Cotton Cotton States Insurance John & Carla Couch Kevin & Kelly Coventon Elaine Cox Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Cox


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Landra B. Doughty Reba H. Dover Don G. Dozier Warren & Ronda Drake D. Anne Drew Elizabeth Drew James & NancyLee Drew Jack E. Driskell Christine Dumanski Cheryl Dumas Mrs. Ann T. Duncan Charles & Sara Dunlap Steven S. Dunlevie Joel & Jill Dunn Bradley Durham Marvin Dussinger Mr. & Mrs. Steven Dwyer Dynasound, Inc. Kara Eads Bonnie Easoz David C. & Valerie T. Ecker Ms. Carol Edelson Sterling Edison Chris & Sonnet Edmunds Elizabeth F. Edwards Lee Edwards Thomas & Hollye Edwards William Edwards Luck & Renae Ehigiamusoe E. Larry Eidson Alan & Susan Eisen Morgan Eisenhauer Meribah B. Elliott Charles Reid Elliston Tom & Christie Emerson David & Donna Englett Frank G. English IV A.E. Ensell IV Mark Enzmann David M. Epps Warren M. Epstein M. Barry Erwin Dr. G. B. Espy Lisa R. Ethridge Michael & Jackie Evanko Jan Evans Preston T. Evans William & Leila Evans James & Amy Faber Factory Automation Systems Edmond Faget Mr. & Mrs. John Fahey Faye H. Fall Dr. William K. Farrar, Jr Kenneth & Mary Faulkner Robert J. Fauls, Jr. Gilbert J. Febles Garry Fehrman John & Elleanore Feininger Graham P. Felton Tracy L. Fenner Jim Ferguson Roger & Fatima Fields Helen Fiengold Richard Fingerle Lori & Art Finley Ira & Alma Fischman Mrs. Crayton Fisher

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Gary & Laura Fisher Rosemarie Fisher Sandy Fitzgerald Mr. & Mrs. Neil Flatt Mrs. T. W. Fleetwood Peggy B. Fletcher Kenneth & Roxanna Flick James & Carole Florence Mr. & Mrs. Alan Flury Joe & Lynn Fogel Richard K. Foley Richard Foltz Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce Phillip & Roberta Foreman Robert A. Forster, M.D. Deborah Forsyth Stephen B. Fortgang Elizabeth C. Fortney Brenda L. Foster Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Foster Scott Foster Jan Fowler S. Clark Fowler Gary Fox Raelle H. Frailey Clifford & Cheri Frain Mrs. Christina R. Freeman Richard A. Freeman, M.D. Howard C. French Frances Friedberg Elke Friedman Barbara A. Fry Mr. & Mrs. Derek Fuller Michael Furniss Ms. Catherine J. Futch Charles & Susan Gaetano Jane & Anthony Gagilano Karol K. Gaines Irwin & Charlene Galanti Ila G. Galanti Lisa Galanti Deborah Gale David & Roxanne Galloway Suzanne S. Gann Dianne Garber Billy Garmon Virginia & Henry Garmon Edward & Cathy Gasperini Mr. & Mrs. John Gaughn Milton S. Gay Edna T. Gazaway Harry & Joan Gelblat Sidney & Michele Gelernter Dr. & Mrs. Spencer H. Gelernter Dr. & Mrs. Robert Geller Joyce M. Gelzer Georgia Alliance of Private Clubs Georgia Power Company Donna Gibbas, M.D. Drs. Gregory & Michelle Gibson Jim & Betsy Giesler Debi & Jeff Gilbert Guy & Donna Gill Edward E. Gillespie Mr. & Mrs. James E. Gilmer, Jr. Tom & Linda Gissy Mike & Marie Giuseffi Ted S. Glahn

Shirley Glass Global Payments, Inc. John V. Glover, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Godfrey Judy Godwin Paul Stephen Goggin Robert & Faith Goldberg William H. Golden Stacy Goldin Beth F. Goldman Maxine & Jake Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Mel Goldstein Louis & Jean Gomez Jacquelyn L. Goodman Larry & Marge Goodman Robert F. Goodman, Jr. Donna B. Goodwin Sam & Robin Gordon Earl & Barbara Govert Robin Gower Mr. & Mrs. Charles & Sally Gozder Brian & Tijana Graham C. Samuel Graham, Jr., D.D.S. Leigh & Jesse Grant, Jr. Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Beth & Allen Greenberg George R. Greene Kevin & Kathy Greene Phil & Susan Greene Thomas E. Gregory Nick & Debra Greim Reginald Gresham Iwetta Greune Shirley M. Griffeth Donald & Shirley Griffin Nancy Griner Billy & Debbie Grogan Milan & Eloise Gross David Grossman Betty J. Grus Gary & Laurie Guerino Bob & Nancy Gunsallus Abby Gunthert Fred & Terry Guynn Mitchell Gwinn, Sr. Norvin C. Hagan Dale Hair Alex Hait & Elisabeth Kuhn Joseph H. Hale Ann M. Hall Joe & Missie Hall Helen Halperin Gary & Cindy Halperin Lisa Hammer David Hand Bonnie L. Handy Nancy Hansen Christine L. Hanson Ken Harbaugh Wayne Hardin Paul J. Hargaden Chrys & Donna Harkins Merriman L. Harmon Bonnie & Dudney Harris Janet S. Harris Dr. & Mrs. Steven E. Harris Carole K. Harrison


Nancy & Charles Harrison Scott Harrison Brett K. Harte Glynn Hartin Dr. & Mrs. Paul J. Harton, Jr. Mark & Dolores Harwell Richard & Donna Haste Virginia Rowell Hasty Randell Hattaway Stephanie A. Haugen Patti & Jeff Hayden Edward J. Haynes F.D. & Cindy Haynes Derek & Catherine Hearn Brad & Donna Heetland Bill & Kathie Hellstein Craig & Jennifer Henderson Frances F. Henderson Ken & Pat Hendry Lynne Hennek James R. Henson Carl H. Herring, M.D. James O. Hewin Donna & David Heyman Vicki Hickey Gary & Hope Hickman William & Joan Hickman Anthony & Susan Hicks Cathy Hiett Lisa G. Higginbotham Doug & Susan Higgins Nancy C. Hightower Pamela H. Hill Robert & Carol Hill Sandra Hill Patrick & Sue Hilton Jeff & Lorrane Himebaugh Bette Hines Lt. Col & Mrs. Richard W. Hinze R.A. Hipps Randall & Patricia Hitchens Dr. Charles W. & Judith R. Hofer Dr. & Mrs. Joel Hoffman Wayne K. Hoffman, M.D. Kevin & Laun Hogan M.R. Holcombe Richard & Jeannene Holliday Dan & Vicky Hollingsworth Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. Holloway Barbara L. Holtz Lorelyn D. Homa John & Joyce Hooper Jane M. Hopkins Marci Hopkins Richard Horne Mrs. Annie Horton Helen Kay Horton Victoria Horton Kristin J. Hothersall Bradley Houck Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Hovastak Jackie Garson Howard James C. Howard Nicholas & Karen Howard Sharon Howard Van Howard Lt. Col. Charles S. & Laura Clark Howell

Dorinth E. Howell Patti Howell Michael & Dawn Hudson David & Shannon Hudson Walter & Barbara Hudson C. Huffman Dr. Joseph L. A. Hughes Jenny Humphreys John Hunsinger James Hunt John & Kelly Iacobelli John Iacovelli Linda Icaza Innogenetics, Inc. Jim T. Inscoe Fred & Micky Irvin Marilyn & Scott Irvin Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Isaac Tina & Tal Isbell Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Itkin David & Lynn Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Jackson Nancy Jackson Lina Jacobs David & Jacque Jacobs Jan & Marlysa Jacobus Carter L. Jacoby Terry E. James Mr. & Mrs. Joe Janeway Lee R.& Margaret Jenkins Thomas R. Jennings, Jr. Ben & Teresa Joel Iris Johansen Rebecca H. Johnakin Bonnie Johnson Brindley Guy Johnson Kristen M. Johnson Delaney Hurston Johnson Jane L. Johnson Kash & Sherry Johnson Paul Johnson Rick & Tommie-Ann Johnson Sue Todd Johnson Timothy A. Johnson & Margaret Wood Walter Joiner Suzanne Jonap Amy Jonap-Wiseman Cris Ann Jones Dean A. Jones G.R. Jones, M.D. Ingrid Saunders Jones John & Glenda Jones Mrs. Joseph W. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Michael Jones Pamela Jones Shereida & Sally Ann Jones Trish & Dale Jones David & Tara Josephson Bernard J. Joy Kimberly L. Joyce Wayne Juers Joseph & Carol Julian Rick & Kristina Jung Laura Jurecic John Kahren Albert Kalen Maria M. Karr

Angelique Kauffman Barbara Kaufman John & Jary Keairnes Eugene E. Kearney G. David Keaton Jim Keel Bill & Babs Keen H. Grady Keith, Jr. Dan & Kathy Keller Mr. & Mrs. William Kellerman Joyce Kelley B.J. Kellogg Donna R. Kellogg & Kristin Miles J. Kellogg, Jr. Owen & Olive Kellum Brian Kelly Joseph E. & Carol A. Kelly Michael & Michelle Kendrick Gregory A. Kershner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kesler B.J. Kettles Ann Kieffer The Kikkert Family John Paul Kill Ken & Reba Killmaster Brian & Amanda Kinder Mike & Marcie King Stephen King Mike & Linda Kingcaid Mrs. Eleanor P. Kinsey Garrett E. Kirkland Paul & Vaneta Kirsch Jim & Brenda Klaas Susan Klein Cary R. Kleinfield Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Koch Christine Koehler Audra Koliba Floyd M. Kopf Gerald A. & Jean L. Kopp Kathy E. Kopp-Misiak & John Misiak Diane Kovacs Mary Ann Kowaleski Nelson J. Kramer Terrill & Tina Kramer Dale Kratchen Dr. & Mrs. Linton L. Kuchler Marie A. Kurtzer Thomas Eric Kutch Chris & Candy Lacey Mr. & Mrs. David Lacy Nolly Ladha Joyce R. Lamar Annette M. Lancaster David J. Lance, Sr. Fran Landau Katherine A. Lane Robyn Lang Kevin Langston Mr. & Mrs. Lynn M. Lanier Sid & Sara Lanier Larson-Juhl Iris Laster Barbara B. Latimer Louis & Beth Laurent Daniel G. Lazarek Katrina Lazenby

JoAnn Leder Cheryl Lynn Lee David L. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Fred Lee James L. Lee Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Lee Ronald & Donna Lee Danny E. Leeser Philip & Mary Lefkoff Dr. Ralph Lehr Tom & Suzi Leonard Phyllis Leven Robert Leven Mr. & Mrs. Ronald S. Leventhal Ron & Mary Rose Levesque Phyllis Levin Dr. & Mrs. Allan Levine Mr. & Mrs. John Levine James W. Lewis Leah & Matthew Lewis Mitch & Kathy Lewis Scott Lewis Roger E. Lilley Catherine M. Lindsay The Linkon Family Ronald Lipsitz Chana D. Lipson Elizabeth B. Littrell Patricia A. Lloyd, M.D. Terry Lockman Sandra Logsdon Mr. & Mrs. David W. Lolmaugh Michael & Rosemarie Long Lynda Lores Brandall & Dana Lovvorn Rob & Sydney Lowry Page Loyd Lindy L. Lukert Richard & Patti Luna Vaughan T. Lund Dana C. Luton Catherine F. Lynch Jamie Lyons A. Christopher Macie Jack & Patsy Mackmull, Jr. Wendy C. MacMahon Mike & Sheila Malloy Raymond Malo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Malone, Sr. Sam & Mary Maloy Paul Mande Jennifer Bonanno Mann Dana & Randy Mannino Joe L. Maranville III Patrick & Sandra Marshall Paul A. & Susan L. Marshall Michael J. Martin Dr. Leon Martin, Jr. Nathan L. Mason Henry & Lisa Kay Matchen Cindy M. Matyas Richard L. Maxwell Alan & Tracey May Jennifer & Ed May Mike & Wendy May Virginia Mayers William J. Mayers Ruby Mayhew

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Judy Paul George & Janice Paulik Cynthia R. Pavey Eric Payne Sidney & Norman Pease Lori S. Peck Frank & Trina Pellegrino John Penney Mike & Ellen Peppers Jim & Libby Perkins Carolyn & Timothy Perry Craig & Sandra Perry Patricia T. Pflugh Ben B. Philips Jeff & Michelle Pipe Andrew & Lisa Pitman Mr. & Mrs. Louie Pittman Charles H. Pitts Susan Arnovitz Plasker Eli Benson Plunkett Lisa Polillo Diane Ponzio Mark & Patricia Poole Elaine R. Pope Martha H. Pope Herb & Sandy Porath Catherine T. Porter Tony & Delores Poselenzny Joseph & Mary Poskanzer Jim & Diane Post Lisa K. Postel Preston Poulter Leonard & Kathy Powell Tony G. Powers Stephen & Wendy Powner Jim & Jane Prater Ronald & Lauri Pratt B. Holland Pritchard Mrs. Robert Pritchett Muriel & Harold C. Pritchett, Jr. Drs. Jeffrey & Vivian Proctor Linda N. Proctor Tom & Linda Provost Dr. Jim & Beverly Pruitt Vernon T. Purcell, Jr. Dr. Michael Quinones Mark Rafuse Steven & Judy Raines Ann Raines Paul & Barbara Rainone Robbi Raitt Raymond Ramos Esric B. Ramsey Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Ramsey Tamara S. Ramsey Dr. & Mrs. H. Allan Rankin Lloyd Rasmussen Debra Rassel Stephen W. Raver Jean Ray Richard E. Raymer Jane Reaves David Rechtman Mary & Kit Redmond Annette Reed Dr. & Mrs. John E. Reed Donald & Paula Reeves Kay Reeves Sandra S. Reeves

Susan Tarlton Reeves Major Reid Michael & Shelly Reiner Joe & Karen Reinkemeyer Nanci Remington Daniel Rendleman James & Margie Reynolds John & Diane Rhea P. Barker Rhoads John Richardson Michael L. Riddle Frank & Caryl Rinker Kris Rinne Mr. & Mrs. Jim Rivera Dr. Linda Roberts-Betsch Barbara Robertson Sue Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Russ Robinson & Family H. English Robinson, Jr. Nolan & Mary Robinson, Jr. Richard Rodgers Karen Rodman & Brad Howard Miranda Rogalski Richard H. Rohlwing Rachel Rojas Barbara & Hank Roper Teresa L. Rose Dr. C.M. Rosenberg Robert A. Rosenbloum Joseph M. Rosenfeld, M.D. Jay & Barbara Rosovsky Glenn & Anita Ross David & Shirley Rosselot Jay & Renee Roth Clarence L. Rowland Mrs. Joe Rowland Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Rubin Steven Rubinacci Dr. & Mrs. Henry Ruiz Ralph Sacks Ralph L. Sacks Allen & Haye Salikof Brian Sallee Janice Sallee Leonard & Lynda Salley Jeffrey P. Salomone, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Saltzman Larry & Dianne Samuelson Mr. & Mrs. Bert Sanders Catherine M. Sanders Charlotte Martin Sanders Mrs. Don Sanders Micheline Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Tom Sapitowicz Richard S. Sauers Dan & Joanne Sbar Blayne & Ramona Schear George & Michele Scheer, Jr. H. C. Schenkenberger Patricia A. Schield Edwin & Shirley Schiffer Ann R. & Thomas A. Schildhammer Judi & Al Schmerge Jodi A. Schoborg Timothy E. Schock Sharian Schramm Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk


SHARE YOUR FOX STORIES Did you attend a prom at the Fox? Were you married there? Was it the first place you saw live theater? The Fox Theatre is affectionately called The Memory Maker by those who work there because it has been an important part of people’s lives for more than four generations. Tell us about your special memories of the Fox. Send us your family’s photos. We’re fascinated by the many ways in which the Fox Theatre has enriched the cultural lives of people from all over the Southeast. We can’t wait to hear how it’s touched your life. Send materials to kristi@encoreatlanta.com, or post them on our Facebook page at facebook.com/group.php?gid=33279134029.


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Mike & Sally Stapleton Terry E. Starr Katherine R. Stearns Ann L. Steele Bob & Kathy Steele Christopher Steele Ms. Jane Steele Mark & Carole Steele Cheryl A. Stefanis Armin & Joni Steinke Parri A. Stephens Perrin S. Stephens Sharon H. Stephens Sandra Stepp Beth & Rick Stevens Dr. & Mrs. C. Edward Stevenson, Jr. David Stewart Jack & Beverly Stewart Steven J. Stewart G. Thomas Stokes Marcus & Lisa Stonecipher Mrs. Penny M. Stovall John Stover Mindi Strianese William E. Strickland III C.J. Strippelhoff Barbara Stuart Stuart Mechnical Service Denis & Gilda Stubblefield Carolyn Stuhltrager Jim & Angie Stutmann Mr. & Mrs. George F. Suhr Richard H. Sukoff Eric & Cinnamon Sullivan Laurie L. Sultz Brenda W. Summer Jamye L. Sutter John Alon Sutton D. L. Swanstrom Choojit Sweeney David E. Swetmon Mr. & Mrs. Grover Swilley Marcia Symons Alissa Symons Lou & Pat Tabickman David & Suzie Tabor Jeffrey A. Tacy Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Tarlton G. Leonard & Pat Tate James Donald Tate Allen & Becky Tatman Donald A. Tatman Linda H. Taunton Dr, & Mrs. W. Stephen Taunton Dr. & Mrs. Richard Tavernaro Betty Taylor Corinne Taylor Diane L. Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Taylor Martha C. Taylor Marjorie Temple Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Templeton Carol A. Terry Frank Thomas Jennifer & Steve Thomason David Thompson Jeff S. Thompson The Thornsberry Family

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Thomas & Rose Thornton Jayne Thraen Bill Timm Carol Toler David & Beth Tong Bill Toothman Mirna Torres Thomas A. Torrey Susan G. Tourial Tim Trankina Alan C. Tucker Phillip & Leise Tucker Jerry & Toni Turner Robert & Peggy Turner Linda Ayers Turner-Knorr C. Ben Tyson John & Bunny Underwood III United Consulting Group Ltd. Matthew Urbanek Norman Urrutia Karen Uyesugi Marianne Van Name Jurian Van Riper Donna Vargas Glenn & Kim Varner Nancy Vassallo Alice Vellanikaran Sal & Mary Frances Verenna Alice H. Vessel Johnny Vick Ron & Valinda Voight Vulcan Materials Company James D. Waddell Sylvia Wade Laurie Woodruff Waldrop Dave Walker Lynn Walker Scott & Amy Walker Elizabeth Wall Dr. & Mrs. T. Henry Wall J. Larry Wallace Terry P. Wallace Ari & Donna Waller Bea Walley Laure & Jim Walsh Perry & Deborah Walter Brian & Carol Walters Richard Wang Holland M. Ware John B. Warren, Jr. Thomas Wassel Hazel Watford Jack Watson Jane Watson Laura Watson Linda B. Watson William B. Watson, Jr. Harvey W. Watt, Sr. Michael & Kimberly Watt Gary L. Watts Andy & Beverly Webb James W. Webb Robert W. Webb, Jr. Donald P. Weber Deborah H. Weigel Dr. Craig Weil Larry & Diana Weintraub Jennifer & Terry Weiss Wgenn Weiss

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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 theater. The Box Office is open for walk up ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Box Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. During Events, the Box Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased at any TICKETMASTER outlet, by calling TICKETMASTER at 404.817.8700 or 404.249.6400, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office in person during regular Box Office hours. You may purchase tickets for a particular nights performance that night only until 8pm at the box office. Concessions Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, adjacent to the main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. Restrooms Restrooms are located on the main lobby and mezzanine lobby levels. Restrooms are also located on the Gallery level. Restrooms for patrons who are physically challenged are located in the Spanish Room. Gift Shop The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theaterrelated merchandise. The gift shop is located in the main lobby and is open at each performance. Tours Tours of the Fox Theatre are available through the Atlanta Preservation Center. Tours are conducted Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tours begin in the Peachtree Street Arcade entrance to the theater. For more information on tours and to confirm the tour schedule, please call the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404.688.3353.

Smoking In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Special Needs Ken Shook, Patron Services Director, is our liaison to the disabled community. He can be reached at 404.881.2118 and can provide information on such topics as the locations and prices of accessible seating and other programs for the disabled. The Fox Theatre also has a new brochure detailing all of these programs for our patrons with special needs. They are available at the Guest Relations Table. Fox Ambassadors are located at the Guest Relations Table in the main lobby at the Fox Theatre Merchandise Kiosk to offer their assistance, theater information, and several rental items to enhance your performance enjoyment. An audio clarification device (Phonic Ear) is available for patrons with hearing disabilities. It is available, free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis on the evening of a performance, or you may reserve a device by calling the Patron Services Director. A limited number of booster seats are also available free of charge. Binoculars are available for sale. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned. Elevators Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. Parking Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Box Office or by calling TICKETMASTER at 404.817.8700. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. Performance Notes All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the Theatre. Please be aware that not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers. Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance. Please limit conversation during the performances. Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited.

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

Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)

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GOLDEN RULES The following brief, but important article has been published to assist in audience etiquette. To this day we get at least one phone call a week asking for reprint rights. These calls and letters come from orchestras and theaters, opera and ballet companies all over the United States and Canada, big and little troupes alike. The message, telegraphed between the lines, seems to be an S.O.S.: American audiences are out of control. Are they? Here’s a refresher course. Please read on, and remember, part of one’s pact as an audience member is to take seriously the pleasure of others, a responsibility fulfilled by quietly attentive (or silently inattentive) and selfcontained behavior. After all, you can be as demonstrative as you want during bows and curtain calls. 1. Go easy with the atomizer; many people are highly allergic to perfume and cologne. 2. If you bring a child, make sure etiquette is part of the experience. Children love learning new things. 3. Unwrap all candies and cough drops before the curtain goes up or the concert begins. 4. Make sure cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms are OFF. And don't jangle the bangles. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Note to lovebirds: When you lean your heads together, you block the view of the person behind you. Leaning forward also blocks the view. 7. THOU SHALT NOT TALK, or hum, or sing along, or beat time with a body part. 8. Force yourself to wait for a pause or intermission before rifling through a purse, backpack or shopping bag. 9. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous. 10. Honor the old standby: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. 46 EncoreAtlantA.com

T h e F ox T h e at r e 660 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 404.881.2100 • www.foxtheatre.org

STAFF

Allan C. Vella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager Pat “Sunshine” Tucker . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Manager Ben Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Box Office Manager Robert Burnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller Jennifer S. Farmer . . . . . . . . Director of Sales/Ballrooms Oliver Diamantstein . . . . . . Director/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 Andrew Nielsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Rebecca J. Graham . . . . . Assistant Production Manager Amy Mark . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Robert L. Foreman Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Vice 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, 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 Anderson 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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The Color Purple tells the story of Celie (right), a woman who triumphs over adversity and learns to love herself.

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acting, performing, dancing … they all work together, and if you’re talented in all those areas you use it.” Indeed, he does. When he’s not touring with productions, he’s working on his debut album Love Is, a project he hopes to complete by next summer. He even danced alongside Beyoncé in the motion picture Dreamgirls. With his rigorous Color Purple schedule, it’s hard to believe he finds time to do anything other than eat, sleep and perform. (Within the last few months, they’ve performed in various cities across the country, including nightly for six weeks in Washington, D.C.) But the hard work and effort is all a part of the process. And James doesn’t mind it one bit. “I am exactly where I’m supposed to be at this moment,” he says. “I am thankful, and I love what I do. I have no complaints.” Catch Atlanta’s native son, along with the entire “amazing cast,” of The Color Purple: The Musical about Love at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, Sept. 15-27.

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Continued from page 14 also helped him stay true to his own musical interests. Blessed with a genuinely warm singing voice, James got his start in the Atlanta Boys Choir while in middle school and eventually, paid his way through college with a vocal stipend from the Morehouse College Glee Club (MCGC). Ironically, it was his passion for music that led him to his destiny as an actor. While a student, he appeared on “The Cosby Show” with the MCGC as the ensemble choir that backed Claire Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) when she sang at her college reunion. But if you ask him to choose one talent over the other, you’ll be hard-pressed for a decisive winner. “For me, they work together,” James explains. “I don’t think one is better than the other. Sometimes the fire may burn a little more in one area than another, so you put your energy and attention into it at the moment. Then the fire picks up again in another area and you start focusing on that as well. I think singing,


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Color matching on the balcony face at the Fox Theatre.

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The Fox Theatre is the only theater in the United States that has a full-time Restoration Department. It was established by Atlanta Landmarks Inc., a non-profit organization that is credited with saving the building from demolition in 1974 and has managed operations of the Fox since. “[They] believed in this building … It’s [because of ] this dedication and expectation of the citizens of Atlanta that the restoration department exists … and why a patron is guaranteed to be 50 EncoreAtlantA.com

transported to 1929 every time he/she walks in,” says Fortune, who’s been the department head for the last eight and a half years. Fortune’s efficient staff of eight includes decorative painters, who have their own in-house paint shop, and an archivist — all of whom work very closely with the Operations Department. Their job is a delicate balance, making sure the building is maintained according to national historic preservation standards and that it can operate as a competitive

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f you were to ask Molly Fortune what her favorite part of The Fabulous Fox Theatre is, she’d answer, “The second dress circle.” She calls it the soul of the building. Every time she enters and takes in the deep, intimate space, she wonders what would have happened if no one had cared to save this now National Landmark. Luckily, it’s not a thought she has to seriously contemplate. By Suehyla El-Attar


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they oversee the ongoing maintenance of the original air conditioning unit, original boilers (that have been retrofitted for gas) and original electric panels. Fortune feels a responsibility to Atlanta, to preserve this exquisite structure. As audiences come to the Fox to enjoy a play, a tour, a wedding or a special night out, she hopes they feel a sense of ownership and pride. “We don’t have a sense of place,” Fortune says. “People in our generation, we move around. We move around a lot. In a society where we’re on our Blackberries and our e-mails, sitting in front of our Wii all day, something like the Fox connects us.” Suehyla El-Attar is an actor/writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Please visit her site: www.suehyla.com.

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entertainment venue for the enjoyment of nearly 750,000 patrons annually. After taking ownership, Atlanta Landmarks Inc. leadership agreed they needed a strategy to ensure they would never go into debt trying to restore the building. Typically, organizations launch capital campaigns when repairs are necessary and make structural improvements all at one time. Instead, Atlanta Landmarks developed a pay-as-you-go model. This model ensured no need for fundraisers, cash reserves, nor long-term closures for catch-up renovations, which venues waiting to do a major fix every 10 years were forced to do. “They thought, ‘Maybe, one day, we’ll have a capital campaign,’” Fortune says. “But, they never did.” The unique model allows for pragmatic prioritizing and continuous effort, which costs far less money. She adds, “I like the model. A lot.” Between $1 million to $1.5 million a year is spent on restoration projects. The money is not supplied by private donations nor public grants. It is raised from a $2 surcharge the Fox places on every ticket and “damn good investing by the board,” Fortune says with a proud smile. So far, $34 million dollars worth of work has been done. Beyond the improvements audiences can see, like the furniture conservation in the lobbies and lounges, handrails or painting of the sky, there are many improvements Fortune’s department has made behind the scenes. For example, her staff maintains a stateof-the-art archive, which includes the histories of state and local theaters, and


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A quirky Bob Doster sculpture offers shade in his “Backstreet” garden.

THE OTHER SIDE OF

SOUTH CAROLINA

I must confess: Like most Atlantans, when I head to South Carolina, I visit its coastal cities to dip my toes in the Atlantic or head to Charleston to soak up some “cult-cha.” But recently, I took the road less traveled through the historic heart of South Carolina, and was blown away by the richness of what I found. If you’re feeling up for a roadtrip, here’s my hot list of things to do. 1. HANG OUT WITH LOCAL ARTISTS

People have been crazy for clay in Edgefield since the late 1700s. The most famous local artist was Dave the Potter, a slave who worked in a plantation pottery yard called “Pottersville,” 54 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

and often inscribed short poems or couplets on his work. I learned all about Dave and Pottersville stoneware at the Edgefield Pottery Museum, where I met resident artist/historian Stephen Ferrell and his assistant Ed Redmond. If you fall in love with the stoneware, commission Ferrell to create a custom piece for you. 803-637-2060; edgefield pottery.com Around the corner from the museum is Jane Bess Pottery. Bess’ candy-colored clay works are designed to be functional, so only food-friendly glazes are used on the pitchers and plates. Pick up one of her palmetto tree ornaments as an inexpensive souvenir. 803-6372434; janebesspottery.com

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You never know what you’ll find when you venture off the beaten path BY KRISTI CASEY SANDERS


Roughly two and a half hours northeast of Edgefield, in Lancaster, there’s a whole crew of creative people to discover at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, Gallery and Garden. You’ve probably seen Doster’s work — he created the three-story, metal sculpture that soars through the elevator area at Lenox Square’s Saks Fifth Avenue store. His studio is filled with miniature models and jagged portions of works in progress, complex metal-cutting machines and student-made collaborations. Next door, he has a gallery of outsider and folk art, ranging from Cherry Doster’s funky, funny “Trophy Wives” to Keith “Little Bear” Brown’s traditional Catawba Indian pottery. Don’t miss the eclectic sculpture garden, which has some shady spots for quiet contemplation. 803-285-9190; bobdoster.com 2. Explore life in the wild, South Carolina-style

I’m not a hunter, but I have to admit that I had a blast playing the virtual reality hunting game at the Wild Turkey Center and Winchester Museum in Edgefield. If you’re a roadside attraction junkie like I am, this museum is a gold mine. It’s dedicated to the restora56 EncoreAtlantA.com

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tion, management and hunting of the wild turkey, all five breeds of them. The dioramas exploring the evolution of turkey calls and how generations of hunters have stalked the wily birds are fun and educational. There’s also a theater where you’re immersed in the sights and sounds of a spring forest at the crack of dawn, waiting for turkeys to come down from their roosts. (Thankfully, there’s no Bambi moment where anything gets shot.) Plus, there’s a 100-acre outdoor education center with nature trails and a wetland habitat site for them to explore, as well. 803637-3106; nwtf.org It’s difficult to picture what life must have been like in pre-Revolutionary War America, when our ancestors were carving a life for themselves out of the wilderness. But you can catch a glimpse of it at Historic Brattonsville, a 775-acre historic site two and a half hours north of Edgefield. Costumed interpreters share what life was like, both in the plantation house and in the slave quarters from the 1760s to the late 19th century. Parents can download an online scavenger hunt designed to help kids imagine what life would have been like. Adult film buffs can create their own scavenger hunt to discover which areas of the museum

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were used as backdrops for Mel Gibson’s film The Patriot. 803-329-2121; chmu seums.org/brattonsville/ Seventeen miles east, in Landsford Canal State Park, the Catawba River literally blooms every spring. Extremely rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies grow in patches off rocks in the middle of the water. Weather permitting, you can explore the river by kayak or canoe. Any time of year, it’s an easy hike to the canal and back. Other amenities include a playground, historic structures and a small museum. Take a piece of the park home with you by purchasing a copy of Spider Lilies, a natural history of the park, photographed by local artist Bill Price. 803-789-5800; southcarolinaparks. com/park-finder/state-park/916.aspx 3. Stay in style

On the way from Edgefield to Historic Brattonsville, you’ll find The Farmhouse at Bush River, an Irishthemed bed-and-breakfast in Clinton. Five cozy rooms ($130-$160/night), an Irish pub in the basement and a working alpaca farm are just some of the treasures you’ll find here. It sits on 40 acres of farmland, which provides most of the organic produce Chef Janet Henley incorporates into her gourmet 58 EncoreAtlantA.com

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breakfasts. Cooking lessons, in-room massages and alpaca yarn (harvested here) also are available. 864-833-3881; bushriverfarm.com Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm is the oldest house in Lancaster County. Each room ($150-$200/night) is equipped with a hydrotherapy tub and lovingly decorated with period furnishings and artwork. After lounging on the piazzas and wandering the inn’s nature trail, you’ll understand why innkeeper Johannes Tromp left his high-powered job as general manager of one of New York’s most prestigious restaurants. 803-416-8420; kilburnie.com On your way back, swing by Summerville and check into Woodlands Inn, a Mobil Five-Star, AAA FiveDiamond resort (rooms start at $200/ night). If you don’t feel like lounging in your oversized room, there are several elegant public spaces for curling up and reading a book, playing a game or taking afternoon tea. Chef Nathan Whiting creates exquisite menus for the inn’s casual and fine-dining restaurants using fresh, local ingredients. 843-8752600; woodlandsinn.com For restaurant recommendations and more travel tips, visit EncoreAtlanta.com.

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Celebrate the opening of Gordon Biersch’s second Atlanta location by enrolling in their Passports Rewards program. For every dollar spent, members earn Passport Points, which may be redeemed for dining benefits, including special dinners, shopping privileges with the restaurant’s retail partners or fantasy vacation packages. Cards are honored at all restaurants managed by the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group, which includes Big River Grille and A1A Ale Works, at locations across the U.S. Membership benefits include preferred seating, special offers and invitations to “members only” events. Sign up: Cost is $20, which members get back in restaurant credit with their permanent card. Sign up at gordonbierschrestaurants.com or in person. Two Atlanta locations: 848 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404-870-0805; 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE, Buckhead, 404-264-0253.

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Let’s roll ... This weekend, instead of sitting on the couch, sign up for a three-hour downtown Atlanta City Segway Tour. Before you know it, you’ll be zipping around the city, learning about its founding, civil rights history and seeing some of the incredible amenities added for the 1996 Olympics. Best of all, Segways don’t tire you out. To move, you simply shift your balance to the front or back. Note to “Ghost Hunters” fans: They offer an evening “Ghosts and Legends” tour, too. Get on board: Downtown tours depart from 50 Upper Alabama St., Ste. 256, daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Price is $70/per person. Group rates also are available. For more information, visit citysegwaytours.com/ atlanta or call 404-588-2274.

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In this economy, giving someone a gift card is a dicey investment, because you don’t know if the company will go out of business. And generic gifts don’t express anything. So if you really want to show someone you care, check out the eclectic selection at Donna Van Goghs. From fine oil paintings and folk art, jewelry and glass art to metalwork, T-shirts, handmade cards and kids’ books, the store is stocked with locally made art, which means that every purchase helps support Atlanta artists. And the shop offers free gift-wrapping, which is a nice touch. Get artsy: 1651 McLendon Ave. NE, Candler Park, Atlanta; 404-370-1003; donnavangoghs.com. 60 EncoreAtlantA.com

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