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Features

The Performance

8 She’s A Little Bit Country,

15 Program and notes

A Little Bit Musical Theater Diana DeGarmo has jumped head first into theater and 9 to 5.

12 Absolutely Fab

Steve Landes and Joey Curatolo of Rain talk about the Beatles.

30 Fox Fun Facts:

How much do you know about the Fox historic lighting?

40 Compounding Interest

With the help of a financial planner, even a dollar adds up.

46 (Don’t) Act Your Age!

Atlanta’s artistic adventures for the young at heart.

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Departments 32 Information 33 Staff/Golden Rules 34 Dining Guide 52 The Buzz Cover Photo: © Fox Theatre Archives, Photo by Yukari Umekawa

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Diana DeGarmo takes on the role of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5.

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She’s A little bit

country, a little bit

musical theater

By Kathy Janich

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f you know Diana DeGarmo only from her “American Idol” days, you haven’t been paying attention. In the past five years, she’s jumped head first into theater, working on Broadway, off-Broadway and all across the country.

She’s grown a bit, too. She’s 23 now, has her own place in Nashville, where she works as a songwriter, and is happy to ride the musical theater train for as long as it will carry her. Ideally, she says, she’d spend half her year doing theater and half writing songs. DeGarmo’s stage career may have been predestined. As a teenager chasing “Idol” success at a cattle-call audition she sang, “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.” A show tune. From Dreamgirls. DeGarmo’s role in 9 to 5 brings her full circle. She’s back at the Fox Theatre, where she did both Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as a child, and she’s closer to Snellville, where her mom still lives and from where her career was launched.

She began getting serious about theater when she was 17 or 18 and had just left her post-“Idol” record label. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do or who she wanted to be, she says. Then came a call from the American Musical Theatre of San Jose, asking her to audition for Maria in West Side Story. DeGarmo, typically self-effacing, says she had no idea what she was doing. But she got the role and her Actors’ Equity card, an all-important pass that brands her as a professional theater artist. That was in November 2005. “Once I did that,” she says, “my name got tossed into the musical theater pool.” An ethos of “let’s go with the flow and see what happens” has led to role after role after role. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 9


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because I am a huge Dolly Parton fan. Who would have thought that a year later I’d be playing the role she made famous?” DeGarmo was so excited to get the job that she leaked her casting via Twitter before producers could make an official announcement. The challenge of playing Doralee, she says, is to avoid making her a caricature. Doralee is, essentially, Dolly Parton, “but you could go too far with that.

You have to remember that Doralee has a heart and everything comes from that place. She’s a real person.” As is DeGarmo. She’s funny, raucous, open, honest, enthusiastic, realistic and optimistic. She’s been talking to potential collaborators about writing a country musical and adds, “I think the challenge is great, and I’m up for it.” Doralee, she says, may be the first step in blending her writing and performing passions. Kathy Janich is an Atlanta theater artist and freelance writer. After years in daily newspapers, she’s found a joyous second career as an artistic associate at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre.

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She did two stints in the Broadway revival of Hair and played gal pal Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. Off– Broadway, she played Sarah, the sexy, blind librarian, in the cult favorite Toxic Avenger. On the road, she performed the title role in Brooklyn: The Musical; played the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; and did Dorothy in Oz, the Musical, a contemporary take on The Wizard of Oz. She’s also done revues and workshops and sang at Carnegie Hall in 2007 at a Neil Sedaka tribute. Because DeGarmo has largely been cast as a replacement, critics haven’t often reviewed her work. But Toxic Avenger fans were quick to comment online. “Diana DeGarmo is a comic gem who can also bring down the house with her singing voice,” said one. “The star of the show on all levels is Diana DeGarmo,” said another. “What a revelation she is! I never saw her in Hairspray and now I wish I had. She’s very funny and sings everybody else right off the stage.” DeGarmo first encountered Doralee Rhodes, her 9 to 5 character, in the 1980 movie. She saw the Broadway production just before it closed in September 2009. “I waited outside and got all of [the cast’s] autographs,” she recalls with the fervor of a serious fan. “I actually went


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Absolutely fab Steve Landes and Joey Curatolo of Rain on why John and Paul are their favorite Beatles By Bret Love

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he always seemed like the most rock ’n’ roll of the four, musically. But mostly, I respect the person he grew into in his short life, striving to do his part in helping to bring us all together. If you could only play one song John wrote for the rest of your life, which would you choose? If it was just on musical terms, maybe “In My Life” or “Norwegian Wood” — beautiful songs, great melodies, interesting lyrics and chord progressions. But if it was purely on what the song stands for, it would have to be “Imagine.” That song says it all: At the end of the day, we are all one. Continued on page 38

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t’s been 44 years since The Beatles’ last tour, but the members of tribute band Rain (most of whom also appeared in the Broadway production of Beatlemania) have been keeping their music alive in concert since the 1980s. John Lennon and Paul McCartney had a legendary (mostly friendly) rivalry, but Rain’s Steve Landes and Joey Curatolo were remarkably diplomatic as we sat them down for a head-to-head Q&A about the Fab Four’s legacy.


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CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer NICHOLAS F. MANOS President

Dear Patrons, Subscribers and Friends: Welcome to the fourth show of our 2010 Season, 9 to 5: The Musical. This show, direct from Broadway, is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge based on the smash hit movie. Featuring Dolly Parton’s original blockbuster title song along with her new Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score, this show is fun filled entertainment at its best! We are delighted to bring this show to the Fox stage and hope that everyone will enjoy this charming and witty production. As always, thank you for being an integral part of our 58th Season as a not-for-profit theater company. We would not be here without your support and patronage. We hope you will enjoy our remaining productions: White Christmas (Nov. 2-7, 2010) and last but not least Blue Man Group (Jan. 1823, 2011). We look forward to seeing you at the Fox! 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.

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BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER    FOX THEATRICALS    THEATRE UNDER THE STARS ROBERT G. BARTNER AND HOWARD PANTER FOR ATG    INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION present

Music & Lyrics by

Book by

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PATRICIA RESNICK

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt Starring

DEE HOTY MAMIE PARRIS JOSEPH MAHOWALD    KRISTINE ZBORNIK and

DIANA DeGARMO with RANDY AARON   JANE BLASS   PATRICK BOYD   PAUL CASTREE   HOLLY DAVIS   JANET DICKINSON   MADELEINE DOHERTY   MARJORIE FAILONI   GREGG GOODBROD   K.J. HIPPENSTEEL JESSE JP JOHNSON   MICHELLE MARMOLEJO   ASHLEY MONIZ   APRIL NIXON   RYAH NIXON   RICK PESSAGNO   WAYNE SCHRODER   MICAH SHEPARD   TRAVIS WALDSCHMIDT

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CAST Violet Newstead............................................................................................ DEE HOTY Doralee Rhodes.................................................................................. DIANA DeGARMO Judy Bernly............................................................................................ MAMIE PARRIS Franklin Hart, Jr.............................................................................. JOSEPH MAHOWALD Roz Keith......................................................................................... KRISTINE ZBORNIK Joe................................................................................................. GREGG GOODBROD Dwayne.............................................................................................. MICAH SHEPARD Josh............................................................................................... JESSE JP JOHNSON Dick................................................................................................ WAYNE SCHRODER Margaret................................................................................................... JANE BLASS Kathy........................................................................................................APRIL NIXON Maria........................................................................................MICHELLE MARMOLEJO Missy....................................................................................................... HOLLY DAVIS Bob Enright............................................................................................ PAUL CASTREE Tinsworthy....................................................................................... WAYNE SCHRODER Ensemble............................RANDY AARON, JANE BLASS, PATRICK BOYD, PAUL CASTREE, HOLLY DAVIS, JANET DICKINSON, GREGG GOODBROD, JESSE JP JOHNSON, MICHELLE MARMOLEJO, ASHLEY MOnIZ, APRIL NIXON, RYAH NIXON, RICK PESSAGNO, WAYNE SCHRODER, MICAH SHEPARD

Swings MADELEINE DOHERTY, MARJORIE FAILONI, K.J. HIPPENSTEEL, TRAVIS WALDSCHMIDT Dance Captain — MARJORIE FAILONI Assistant Dance Captain — RICK PESSAGNO

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance Violet — JANE BLASS, JANET DICKINSON Doralee — HOLLY DAVIS, RYAH NIXON Judy — HOLLY DAVIS, ASHLEY MONIZ Hart — GREGG GOODBROD, WAYNE SCHRODER Roz — JANET DICKINSON, MADELEINE DOHERTY Joe — PAUL CASTREE, K.J. HIPPENSTEEL Dwayne — PATRICK BOYD, K.J. HIPPENSTEEL Josh — K.J. Hippensteel, TRAVIS WALDSCHMIDT Dick — PATRICK BOYD, RICK PESSAGNO Margaret — JANET DICKINSON, MADELEINE DOHERTY Kathy — MADELEINE DOHERTY, Marjorie Failoni Maria — Marjorie Failoni, Ashley Moniz Missy — Marjorie Failoni, RyaH Nixon Bob Enright — K.J. Hippensteel, Travis Waldschmidt Tinsworthy — PATRICK BOYD, RICK PESSAGNO 18 EncoreAtlantA.com


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scenes & musical nUmbers ACT I “9 to 5”....................................................... Violet, Doralee, Dwayne, Judy and Ensemble “Around Here”................................................................................ Violet and Ensemble “Here for You”............................................................................Hart and The Boys Club “I Just Might”............................................................................ Judy, Doralee and Violet “Backwoods Barbie”..........................................................................................Doralee “Heart to Hart”................................................................................. Roz and Ensemble “The Dance of Death”.............................................................. Judy, Hart and Ensemble “Cowgirl’s Revenge”............................................................ Doralee, Hart and Ensemble “Potion Notion”...................................................................... Violet, Hart and Ensemble “Joy to the Girls”....................................................... Judy, Doralee, Violet and Ensemble “Shine Like the Sun”................................................................. Doralee, Judy and Violet ACT II Entr’acte...................................................................................................... .Orchestra “One of the Boys”.......................................................................... Violet and Ensemble “5 to 9”..................................................................................................................Roz “Change It”............................................................... Doralee, Violet, Judy and Ensemble “Let Love Grow”.......................................................................................Joe and Violet “Get Out and Stay Out”...........................................................................................Judy Finale: “9 to 5”.........................................................................................The Company

Time 1979 THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION orchestra Conductor — Martyn Axe Associate Conductor/Keyboard 2 — Christopher D. Littlefield Guitar — Chuck Pierce Drums — Greg Germann Music Coordinator — Michael Keller Keyboard Programming — Randy Cohen Music Copying — Emily Grishman Music Preparation — Emily Grishman/Katharine Edmonds

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bios DEE HOTY (Violet Newstead) has earned three Tony nominations for her starring roles in Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies. She starred on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! More Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie (Roundabout), City of Angels (Outer Critics Circle nomination); Me and My Girl, Big River, The Five O’Clock Girl and Shakespeare’s Cabaret. Other highlights: tours of Barnum, Doctor Dolittle, Phyllis in Follies at the Paper Mill (cast recording), Kay Thompson in Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne (Barrymore Award, L.A. Ovation Award nomination). Otterbein College graduate and honorary doctorate. Proud Equity member. Deehoty.com.

Barbara and my Johnathan. AMDA graduate. For Mom, who woulda LOVED this! www. Mamieparris.com.

DIANA DeGARMO (Doralee Rhodes) is happier than a puppy with two tails to be workin’ 9 to 5! Runner-up third season of “American Idol” at age 16. No. 1 Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles. Broadway: Hairspray (Penny Pingleton), Hair the Musical (Sheila). Tours: Brooklyn: The Musical (Brooklyn). Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger Musical (Sarah). Regional: Joseph… (OKC), West Side Story (San Jose), Back to Bacharach and David (Music Box, L.A.). Television: CMT’s “Gone Country” series, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and others. Country music singer/songwriter, released acoustic EP Unplugged in Nashville, debut at Grand Ole Opry at age 12. Many thanks to Headline Talent Agency, Ellis Talent Group, Rogue, Steve and Will, and of course, my family and momma!

KRISTINE ZBORNIK (Roz Keith). High paying jobs: A Catered Affair, Broadway; Mamma Mia (Rosie, Las Vegas). Low paying jobs: Roadshow, the Public Theater; Forbidden Broadway: Cleans Up It’s Act (original cast) and 20th Anniversary (original cast); Splendora (Sue Ella Lightfoot), Chelsea Playhouse; An Evening with Joan Crawford (Ethel Merman); Man of La Mancha (Housekeeper), Goodspeed Opera House; Nine. I’m paying jobs: All the one person shows and cabaret that she ever wrote or performed. There’s more to her story, but there really isn’t enough room to say anything else.

MAMIE PARRIS (Judy Bernly). Broadway: The recent Tony nominated revival of Ragtime, five-time Tony winner The Drowsy Chaperone, Roundabout Theatre’s 110 In The Shade. National tour: Legally Blonde the Musical. Off-Broadway: See Rock City … and other destinations. Also: Chicago at the Macau Inter­national Music Festival in China, two holiday tours with Kenny Rogers. Regional roles include Millie, Rizzo, Audrey and Grizabella. Numerous readings and workshops. Thanks Jed and Talenthouse NYC, Justin and the Telsey folks, Jen and

JOSEPH MAHOWALD (Franklin Hart, Jr.). Broad­way: title roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Javert in Les Misérables and Chiefton O’Flaherty in The Pirate Queen. Off-Broadway: Lone Star Love, Prince and the Pauper, The Little Prince and Antigone. National Tours: Les Misérables, Camelot, A Grand Night for Singing and Sayonara. He was soloist with major symphonies around the world and can be heard on many recordings including his solo CD Wonderful Words of Life. He was in Disney’s Mulan and has been on all the N.Y. soaps. www.Josephmahowald.com.

RANDY AARON (Ensemble). Credits include: Broadway: Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance (Testednarone), CryBaby (Ensemble, Dupree u/s), The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout Theatre Company). National Tour: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Judah). Regional: Peter Pan (Noodler). JANE BLASS (Margaret/Ensemble, u/s Violet). Female Authority Figure in Hairspray (national tour), Mazeppa in Gypsy with Patti LuPone (Ravinia), Scrooge with Richard Chamberlain (national tour), Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Grand Theft Auto 4, Sweat Girls (sweatgirls.org). PATRICK BOYD (Ensemble, u/s Dwayne, u/s Dick, u/s Tinsworthy). Broadway/Tours: Grease!, The Producers, Crazy For You, A Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 21


bios Chorus Line, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, West Side Story, Gypsy, The Wizard of Oz. Film/TV: Kansas in CBS’s Gypsy starring Bette Midler, The Producers. For Dad. PAUL CASTREE (Bob Enright/Ensemble). Broadway: Original cast member of 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, High Fidelity, All Shook Up, Saturday Night Fever, Footlose, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Grease! (‘94), Movin’ Out. WTF: ...Forum. Yale Rep: Pop! NYC Opera: The Most Happy Fella. Awards: Dora, L.A.Ovation. HOLLY DAVIS (Missy/Ensemble, u/s Doralee, u/s Judy). The Mar velous Wonderettes (San Jose Rep, Detroit’s Gem Theatre); The Three Musketeers (North Shore Music Theater); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Cincinnati Playhouse); Godspell and The Full Monty (Paper Mill Playhouse). Proud NYU alum. For my angel. JANET DICKINSON (Ensemble, u/s Violet, u/s Roz, u/s Margaret). Lincoln Center Theatre: Happiness. Broadway: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. OffBroadway: Forbidden Broadway’s Rude Awakening, 2008 Drama Desk Award; Bush Is Bad; Citizen Ruth, 2009 Best Musical, NY Fringe. MADELEINE DOHERTY (Swing, u/s Roz, u/s Kathy, u/s Margaret). Broadway: Les Misérables, The Producers (original cast); A Christmas Carol (original cast); Romance, Romance (original cast). Goodspeed: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (Mrs. Mink). NSMT: Fiddler on the Roof (Yenta), Bye Bye Birdie (Mrs. MacAfee). Sacramento: The Man of La Mancha (Housekeeper). 101 Dalmatians (Nanny Butler). PCLO 2010. MARJORIE FAILONI (Swing, Dance Captain, Associate Choreographer, u/s Kathy, u/s Maria, u/s Missy) is a St. Louis native and is thrilled to be “working 9 to 5!” National Tour: High School Musical (Dance Captain), world premiere of High School Musical 2 (Dance Captain), the Kennedy Center with Liza Minelli, TOTS, Casa Manana, MUNY and PCLO. B.F.A, University of Michigan, musical 22 EncoreAtlantA.com

theatre. Thanks to Lisa, Jeff, family, friends, THE-MINE for their love and support! www. marjoriefailoni.com GREGG GOODBROD (Joe/Ensemble, u/s Hart). Broadway/Off-Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Applause, South Pacific (Canegie Hall). Regional credits include: Valjean in Les Misérables, Archibald in Secret Garden (Fulton Theatre), Radames in Aida, Chris in Miss Saigon (Maine State Music Theatre). www.Greggster.com. K.J. HIPPENSTEEL (Swing, u/s Joe, u/s Dwayne, u/s Josh, u/s Bob Enright). Tour: The Wedding Singer — first national. Regional: Altar Boyz, All Shook Up, Hairspray, Rent. B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at Wright State University. Thanks Mom, Dad, Snookie, Joseph, Kyle and my whole family for their loving support and The Mine for being awesome agents! I love Brooke! JESSE JP JOHNSON (Josh/Ensemble) is stoked to be workin’ 9 to 5! Broadway/Off: Glory Days, Xanadu, Altar Boyz. National Tour: Grease, Altar Boyz, Oklahoma. TV: “One Life to Live,” “The View.” Original cast recordings: Glory Days. Love to my Famiglia, RJPJ, Penny, Telsey and G-O-D! www.Jessejpjohnson.com. MICHELLE MARMOLEJO (Maria/Ensemble). B.F.A. Dance, has performed internationally, appearing in Swing, Saturday Night Fever, In the Heights, Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity and Disney’s film Enchanted. She’s thrilled to have a 9 to 5’er! Love and light. ASHLEY MONIZ (Ensemble, u/s Judy, u/s Maria). National Tours: Legally Blonde, High School Musical. Credits: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), West Side Story (Maria). UC Irvine graduate. Endless love to the 9 to 5 team, Telsey+Co, friends, mentors and family. Psalm 28:7. www.Ashleymoniz.com. APRIL NIXON (Kathy/Ensemble). 1998 Olivier Award-nominee Lola, Damn Yankees (with Jerry Lewis). Broadway: Cats, The Who’s Tommy, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fosse, The Wiz, Damn Yankees, The Dancer’s Life, Lone Star Love, Purlie, Golden Boy. NYC Opera. “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order:


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bios CI,” “Dave Chapelle,” “The Wire.” I love Samaria, Mommy and J.C! RYAH NIXON (Ensemble, u/s Doralee, u/s Missy). National tour debut! Seattle native. Off-Broadway: Another Part of the Forest. Recent roles: Amneris (Aida), Esther (…St Louis), Rusty (Footloose). Recent Carnegie Mellon grad. Love and thanks to KSR, Telsey and wonderful family and friends. RICK PESSAGNO (Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain, u/s Dick, u/s Tinsworthy) just completed an 18-month tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Broadway credits: 42nd Street, Sophisticated Ladies, Whoopee. Cats (L.A. company), Mamma Mia! (Vegas company), first national tour Chicago (Fred Casely). A proud member of Actors’ Equity for 33 years! WAYNE SCHRODER (Dick/Tinsworthy/ Ensemble, u/s Hart). Broadway: 9 to 5, A Christmas Carol. Concert: Kristina at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall. OffBroadway: Prince and the Pauper, Mimi le Duck. Television: “Guiding Light,” “All My Children.” Film: The Producers, the Musical. www.WayneSchroder.com. MICAH SHEPARD (Dwayne/Ensemble) never thought he would have a “day job” where he can show up to work in his underwear. Thank you Jeff, Lisa, Rick (Rick Riiiick), Marj, Telsey, AEA, BAL and my amazing family for the opportunity and support. Jer. 29:11. TRAVIS WALDSCHMIDT (Swing, u/s Josh, u/s Bob Enright) loves workin’ 9 to 5! Tours: High School Musical, West Side Story. Regional: High School Musical 2, A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie. Thanks to the creative team, Telsey+Co, Hartig Hilepo and family. DOLLY PARTON (Composer and Lyricist) is considered to be the most successful female country music artist, having released 42 top-10 country albums and earned 25 number-one singles. She has won seven Grammy Awards and received 42 Grammy nominations. She has also received seven awards from the Academy of Country Music and 10 Country Music Association Awards,

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and is one of only five female artists to win the CMA’s highest honor, “Entertainer of the Year.” Dolly is also an acclaimed movie and television actress, and her literacy program, Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library,” is now in 566 counties in 36 states. “The woman is one of our national treasures, so let’s cherish her for as long as we’ve got her … this is one Barbie who has always been for real,” wrote Newsweek in 2008. PATRICIA RESNICK (Book) most recently wrote the book for 9 to 5 The Musical, the multiple Tony award nominated Broadway musical. Films: 9 to 5 (WGA nomination), A Wedding (WGA nomination, British Academy Award nomination) and Quintet (the latter two for director Robert Altman), Maxie and Straight Talk, which reunited her with Dolly Parton. Television work includes “Hell On Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay,” which garnered Golden Globe nominations for Shirley MacLaine and Parker Posey. She recently executiveproduced a 2009 animated series for Nick Jr., based on Olivia, the Caldecott Honor’s children’s book. Theatre work includes sketches for Lily Tomlin’s first one-woman Broadway show, Appearing Nightly and a stage musical adaptation of her own PBS movie, Ladies in Waiting for the Chicago Lyric Opera House. Ms. Resnick is currently writing a memoir entitled Slow Dancing with Nancy Reagan. She’d like to thank her children, Alexandra and Connor, for putting up with her. JEFF CALHOUN (Director/Choreographer). Following an award-winning run at La Jolla Playhouse, Jeff will direct the pre-Broadway production of Bonnie & Clyde (Craig Noel Awards for Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Director of a Musical) at the Asolo Repertory Theatre this fall. He directed the world premiere productions, domestic and international tours of Disney’s High School Musical: On Stage and Disney’s High School Musical 2: On Stage. Last season, Jeff directed and choreographed the Deaf West Theatre production of Pippin


bios at the Mark Taper Forum. He directed and choreographed the award-winning Deaf West Theatre production of Big River (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Best Revival; Drama Desk nomination for Best Director of a Musical; Ovation and L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards for direction and choreography). Jeff was a producer as well as director/choreographer for the Broadway production of Brooklyn, the Musical. He directed and choreographed the 1994 Broadway revival of Grease! (Tony nomination, Best Choreography) and cochoreographed the 1999 Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (Tony Award, Best Revival). His Broadway directing debut was Tommy Tune Tonight, and his collaboration with Mr. Tune led to the 1991 Tony for Best Choreography for the Will Rogers Follies. Jeff is an associate artist at Ford’s Theatre. RICHARD J. HINDS (Associate Director) has choreographed productions of Joseph…, The Sound of Music and All Shook Up. Associate/assistant on Disney’s High School Musical, A Christmas Story, The First Wives Club, Deaf West’s Pippin, Paper Mill’s A Wonderful Life and off-Broadway’s Frankenstein. Co-founder of the Spangles Dance Company. LISA STEVENS (Co-Choreographer). Choreographer for the 2010 Winter Olympics victory ceremonies; world premiere of Disney’s High School Musical and it’s run in London’s West End, and U.S., U.K., Japan, Spain and Australian companies; Disney’s High School Musical 2; First Wives Club; Bombay Dreams U.S. tour, Assoc. Choreographer for Bombay Dreams on Broadway and the West End. Off-Broadway: Bingo! The Musical, NYMF ‘Common Grounds’ (best choreography award). Regionally: Fiddler on the Roof (Jessie Richardson Award); Hello, Dolly!; The Music Man; Cabaret; Guys and Dolls; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; 25th . ..Spelling Bee; Urinetown. TV: “The Swinging Nutcracker,” “Macy’s Passport,” “Bollywood Cowboy,” “Top of the Pops,” The Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty the Queen.

Writer/producer of Shakalaka Bombay, Tauba Tauba, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Le Belle Epoche. Lisastevens.biz. KENNETH FOY (Scenic Designer) Houston Grand Opera: Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Pagliacci and A Little Night Music, Porgy and Bess for Milan’s La Scala Opera. Touring productions: The Sound of Music, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The American Opera Center productions of Xerxes and Regina. Broadway productions: Candida, starring Joanne Woodward; Macbeth with Nicol Williamson; the David Merrick production of Oh, Kay!; Annie; An Evening with Jerry Herman; and the Tony award-winning productions of Gypsy, directed by Arthur Laurents, and Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. West End production of Annie and the English National Theatre production of The Syringa Tree, which he also designed in New York. Art direction for the Emmy-winning, Pulitzer Prize documentary, The Moment of Impact. Annie in Australia, sets for Radio City Music Hall, video animation for The Mariah Carey Charm Bracelet Tour, production design for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the world premiere production of Disney’s High School Musical. WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Designer) Currently running: Chicago, now in its 14th year on Broadway, and North American tours of Dreamgirls, Young Frankenstein and 9 to 5. Broadway: 9 to 5, Pal Joey, Young Frankenstein, Grey Gardens, The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, The Producers, The Music Man, Swing, Contact, Cabaret, Steel Pier, Smokey Joe’s Café, A Christmas Carol, Guys and Dolls, Crazy For You, Six Degrees Of Separation, Assasins, Nine. Mr. Long is a five-time Tony Award-winner who was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005. Hats off to Ann Roth, the legendary designer of the original film of 9 to 5. KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer) has 93 Broadway shows to his credit including such theater milestones as Sweeney Todd and the current production of Chicago.

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bios Current touring productions: Dreamgirls, Chicago (worldwide), Fiddler on the Roof and the seasonal Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Past touring productions have included High School Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Doctor Doolittle and Riverdance (lighting supervisor) to name a few. Other projects include New York’s Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular from 1979 to 2005, the Las Vegas spectacular Jubilee! and Shamu Rocks! for Seaworld Orlando and San Diego. Ken is the recipient of Tony, NY Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Ace awards for television lighting and The Lumen Award for his architectural work. STEVE CANYON KENNEDY (Sound Designer) was the production engineer on such Broadway shows as Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, The Phantom of the Opera, Carrie and Aspects of Love. His Broadway sound design credits include Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Jersey Boys (Drama Desk Award), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Hairspray, The Producers, Aida, Titanic, Big, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carousel and The Who’s Tommy (Drama Desk Award). Steve is married to actress Loni Ackerman and together have two sons, Jack and George. BENJAMIN PEARCY (Projection Designer) has lit theater, opera and architectural projects around the world, including Riverdance, Carmen for the Beijing Opera and Whoopi! on Broadway. Proud father of Ella and Lucy and husband of Stonie, without whom none of this would matter. STEPHEN OREMUS (Music Director, Additional Orchestrations, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements) is music super visor/ arranger of the Broadway and worldwide productions of Wicked and Avenue Q, which he also orchestrated. He is also the music director/arranger of the forthcoming Broadway musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, entitled The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits include music super visor, vocal arranger/coorchestrator of the Broadway productions 26 EncoreAtlantA.com

of All Shook Up and 9 To 5. Off-Broadway, Stephen served as music supervisor, vocal arranger/orchestrator of tick, tick…BOOM! and music director of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. He was also the music director/ conductor for the national tour of Rent and for Rufus Wainwright Sings Judy Garland and Jerry Springer — The Opera, both at Carnegie Hall. BRUCE COUGHLIN (Orchestrator). Broad­ way: 9 to 5, Grey Gardens (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk awards), Urinetown (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Wild Party, Triumph of Love and revivals of Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, On the Town, The Sound of Music (Drama Desk nomination), Once Upon A Mattress and The King and I. Off-Broadway/Regional: Floyd Collins (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination), Happiness (Lincoln Center), and shows at A.R.T., National Theatre (London), Public Theater, Yale Rep. Singers: Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth and Patti LuPone. Film: Fantasia 2000, Hairspray (Miss Baltimore Crabs). Opera: The Grapes of Wrath. ALEX LACAMOIRE (Dance Arranger/CoOrchestrator) is the Tony- and Grammy-winning music supervisor for In the Heights (B’way, national tour). Other credits as music director, arranger and/or orchestrator: High Fidelity, Bat Boy: The Musical, the 2001 nat’l tour of Godspell and The Wiz (CityCenter Encores!). Like Stephen Oremus, Alex graduated from Berklee College and was nominated for a Grammy, producing the 9 to 5 cast album. Coming soon: Bring It On: The Musical. Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis and Ileana. MARTYN AXE (Musical Director/Conductor) Musical Director Broadway/West End and beyond: Dirty Dancing, Tarzan, Saturday Night Fever, Starlight Express, Cats, Mamma Mia, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Frankenstein. Composer/arranger: Trip of Love, Rock Carmen. T.V. and movie soundtracks. Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Love to Sienna. CHRISTOPHER D. LITTLEFIELD (Assistant Conductor/Keyboard II). Off-Broadway: Shout!,


bios Naked Boys Singing. Regional: Hairspray (Cape Playhouse), The Fantasticks! (Barrington Stage), Falsettos (George St.). TV: “My Time” (pilot—Oprah Winfrey Network). Recordings: Glory Days (OBC), What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up (Scott Alan). Collaborative: William Finn, Cyndi Lauper and Rue McClanahan. Thanks to Keller, Oremus, CC, HK, Dad and Mom. MICHAEL KELLER (Music Coordinator). Music coordination for Broadway: American Idiot, The Addams Family, Million Dollar Quartet, Fela, Memphis, Next To Normal, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Lion King, Barbra Streisand Concerts (1994–2007). Pamela, Zachary and Alexis make it all worthwhile. TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting). Broadway/ Tours: Elf, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, A Life in the Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Wicked, South Pacific, Peepshow in Vegas. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Sex and the City 1 & 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, The Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, The Bone Collector. TV: “Ugly Betty” (pilot), “Whoopi,” HBO’s “Undefeated,” commercials. PAUL HUNTLEY (Hair & Wig Designer). London-born Paul Huntley is a special Tony Award-winner and a Drama Desk recipient. Paul has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects including: Cats; Amadeus; Kiss Me, Kate; The Producers; and Hairspray. Current projects are A Little Night Music and Leap of Faith. Movies: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Last Station, Cirque Du Freak. EDWARD J. WILSON (Hair & Wig Designer) recently designed the revival of Ragtime on Broadway. He has supervised many Broadway shows and national tours:

The Producers, La Cage… and Young Frankenstein to name just a few. Other design credits include Mame, Sweeney Todd and Annie. Most importantly he thanks Michael, for his love and support. PAUL RUBIN (Aerial Effects Designer). Broadway: Wicked; Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby; Curtains; The Pirate Queen; Frozen; The Green Bird; Kiss Me, Kate; Dance of the Vampires; Fiddler on the Roof; Saturday Night Fever. National Tours: Spider-Man Stunt Spectacular, SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues Live, Doctor Dolittle, Seussical, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Scooby-Doo Live. TheFlyGuy.com. JOHN R. EDKINS (Production Supervisor) John is the owner of JE Scenic Technologies, Inc., a theatrical scenic production services and storage company specializing in Broadway traveling productions. He has built scenery for the Pittsburgh CLO for 30 years and has been their production supervisor for the past 20 years. His most recent credits as Technical Supervisor include The Phantom of The Opera, International productions include Cabaret, Big River, West Side Story, Annie and The Sound of Music. John resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and 4 sons. DANIEL S. ROSOKOFF (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Dir ty Rotten Scoundrels, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, By Jeeves, Swinging On A Star. Tours: Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Jolson: The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Off-Broadway: Mr. Goldwyn (starring Alan King). Encores at City Center: Strike Up The Band, Babes In Arms. Regional: Goodspeed Musicals, Old Globe Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Long Wharf Theatre, Geffen Playhouse. E. CAMERON HOLSINGER (Stage Manager). First National Tours: Wicked, …Spelling Bee, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 27


bios New York: Fuerza Bruta, Sondheim: The 80th Birthday Concert. Regional: Wicked (Chicago), Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (L.A.), Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater. A graduate of Wright State University. AEA Member. KARYN MEEK (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway and Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Drowsy Chaperone (first nat’l). OffBroadway: Almost, Maine; Summer of ’42; Blue Window; The Day Emily Got Married; Sur viving Grace; among many others. Regional: Pantages Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, Theatre of the Stars, Pittsburgh CLO, Missouri Repertory. Proud AEA member. CHRIS DANNER (Company Manager). Touring: Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, My Fair Lady, Blue Man Group, The Light in the Piazza, Annie, Oliver!, Cover Girls, Blue’s Clues Live, Magic of David Copperfield. Love to my amazing friends for their support the last 10 years I have been on the road.

Center has served as a co-producer or investor include: Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, Frost/ Nixon, Red, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands and The Car Man, Little Women, Basic Training, La Cage aux Folles, Ragtime and Traces. FOX THEATRICALS (Producer). Headed by Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson. Broadway: Red (Tony Award, Best Play), Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award, Best Musical), Everyday Rapture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Death of a Salesman; ‘night Mother; Caroline, or Change; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Jekyll & Hyde. Fox Theatricals is a division of Fox Associates, owner of The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Richard Baker, president; Robert Baudendistel and Mary Strauss, owners.

MIGUEL ORTIZ (Assoc. Company Manager). Originally from Pittsburgh, Penn., Miguel has worked for the last 10 years on The Lion King (Broadway), The Lion King (1st and 2nd national tours), and most recently on The Color Purple (national tour). Thank you to my family for all of their love and support. I owe you one.

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS (TUTS) (Producer), founded in 1968, is Houston’s acclaimed non-profit musical theatre company. Currently, under the direction of President and CEO John C. Breckenridge, TUTS is dedicated to bringing world-class musical theatre to Houston. TUTS is connected to the community through performances at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre and a nationally recognized educational program that provides theatre education for children and adults of all abilities.

NINA LANNAN ASSOCIATES (General Management). Current Broadway productions include Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot. North American tours include Mamma Mia!, and two companies of Billy Elliot. Upcoming productions include Little Rock, Bonnie & Clyde and Finding Neverland. Principals in the firm include Maggie Brohn, Amy Jacobs and Devin Keudell.

ROBERT G. BARTNER (Producer). Broad­ way: Memphis (Tony), La Cage aux Folles (Tony), The Norman Conquests (Tony), Boeing Boeing (Tony), Company (Tony). Upcoming: La Bête. West End: The Mountaintop (Olivier), La Cage aux Folles (Olivier), Guys and Dolls (Olivier). Upcoming: Onassis, Flashdance. Mr. Bartner thanks his family, especially M. Beverly, for their love and support.

BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Producer). Under the leadership of Tom Gabbard, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center operates six theaters in Charlotte, N.C. Broadway, national tours and London productions, in which the

ATG (Producer). Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has a total of 38 venues across the United Kingdom. ATG is also one of the foremost theatre producers internationally, including such productions as

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bios The Misanthrope starring Keira Knightley in London and Exit the King on Broadway with Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon. INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK (Producer). IPN is an association of promoters, theater owners and performing arts centers. Its members bring Broadway productions to more than 110 cities throughout North America and Japan. Recent Broadway, London, U.S. and international tours include: Monty Python’s Spamalot, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, The Color Purple, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bombay Dreams, Starlight Express, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands and The Car Man, Frost/Nixon, Ragtime and La Cage aux Folles. JAMES L. NEDERLANDER (Producer). president of the Nederlander Organization, son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman). He is the third generation of a family known for owning and operating theaters around the world as well as theatrical productions, cultural presentations and popular music attractions. Among Mr. Nederlander’s producing credits are Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Carmen (special Tony Award), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’Out and Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner. Current productions include West Side Story, Irena’s Vow and Next to Normal. Upcoming productions include a live show with magician David Blaine. MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (mtishows. com) is one of the world’s leading dramatic licensing agencies, protecting the rights and legacy of composers, lyricists and book writers and supplying scripts, musical materials, and other theatrical resources to theatres around the world. MTI has been a driving force in extending the production life of such great musicals as Guys And Dolls, West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Annie, The Music Man, and Ragtime, as well as 9 to 5: The Musical. With more than 300 titles in its catalogue including hits from the

Broadway and London stage, musical revues, the Broadway Junior Collection [70-minute adaptations of Broadway musicals especially geared for performance by young people] and other youth musicals, MTI shows have been performed by 45,000 amateur and professional theatrical organizations throughout the U.S. and in more than 60 countries around the world. A Note from Jane Fonda The movie was inspired by a unique national organization for women office workers called 9to5, which started seven years earlier. We call this “the movement behind the movie.” Secretaries and office assistants who had felt invisible found their voice in 9 to 5 and demanded raises, rights and respect. Dolly’s song became the movement anthem. Secretaries adored the film, and it helped win many of the changes women enjoy on the job today. The organization 9to5 still fights for working women’s rights at www.9to5.org.

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bios Production Stage Manager................. Daniel S. Rosokoff Stage Manager.............................E. Cameron Holsinger Assistant Stage Manager............................ Karyn Meek Associate Director.................................Richard J. Hinds Associate Choreographer/ Dance Captain.................................. Marjorie Failoni Assistant Dance Captain......................... Rick Pessagno Production Assistants..... Aaron Elgart, McKenzie Murphy Assistant to Jeff Calhoun............................. Nick Stimler Associate Scenic Designer....................Stephen Cowles Associate Costume Designer.................... Scott Traugott Assistant Costume Designers........Brenda Abbandandolo, Robert Martin, Annie Simon Associate Lighting Designer.................. Anthony Pearson Assistant Lighting Designer....................... James Milkey Moving Light Programmer.............................Zach Peletz Production Electrician................................... Fraser Weir Production Properties....... Timothy M. Abel, Meghan Abel Production Sound.................................. Walter Trarbach TOURING CREW Head Carpenter..................................... Billy G. Kimbley Assistant Carpenters........ Art Johnson, John McPherson Head Electrician...........................................Matt Rocha Assistant Electricians.............Heather Layman, Jada Cox Head Properties......................................Greg Tassinaro Assistant Properties.....................................Zach Dwyer Head Sound............................................. Chris Walters Assistant Sound.......................................... Matt Walsh Wardrobe Supervisor.................................... Robert Guy Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor................. Michael Louis Hair Supervisor......................................Suzanne Storey Assistant Hair Supervisor...................... Elaine Jarzabski Synthesizer Programming.......................... Randy Cohen Website Design/Online.................... Situation Interactive Production Photography.............................. Joan Marcus B-Roll.................... H.M.S. Media, Inc./Scott Silberstein, Matt Hoffman, Kristin Klinger Marketing Research Contributor................. Robert T. Noll Accountant............ Fried & Kowgios Partners CPAs, LLP/ Robert Fried Comptroller...... Sarah Galbraith & Company/Kenny Noth General Management Associates...................Steve Dow, Danielle Saks General Management Interns............ Malissa O’Donnell, Margaret Skoglund Insurance...................................................Dewitt Stern Banking.................City National Bank/ Michele Gibbons, Greg Hoyt Payroll..................................... Castellana Services, Inc. Merchandising..................................... The Araca Group Merchandising Co-Managers................. Olivia Easterling, Joseph Emeis Housing/Ground Transportation....................Road Rebel Travel Agent................................ Tzell Travel/Andi Henig

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Legal Counsel......................Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP Loren Plotkin, Susan Mindell Assistant to Mr. Breckenridge........... Journey Macfarlane Assistant to Mr. Gabbard.......................Elizabeth Grippo Assistant to Mr. Isaacson.....................Emilee Murphree Music Assistant...................................Matthew Aument www.9to5themusical.com CREDITS Scenery constructed by JE Scenic Technologies Inc, CLO Construction Center for the Arts. Scenery Painting by Michael Hagen Inc. Costumes constructed by Scafati, Inc., Carelli Costumes, Tricorne, John David Ridge, EuroCo Costumes, Valentina, Jennifer Love Costumes, Maria Ficalora Custom Knitwear, Muto-Little, Giliberto Designs, Inc., Artur & Tailors, Ltd. Shoes provided by T.O. Dey and Capezio. Undergarments provided by Bra*Tenders. Lighting equipment provided by PRG Lighting. Sound and Video equipment provided by Sound Associates. Properties provided by Joe Props Shop, Beyond Imagination, Cigar Box Studios, JE Scenic Technologies Inc., CLO Construction Center for the Arts, Spoon Group, Proof Productions, Inc. Performer flying effects created by Hall Associates Flying Effects, a division of Nunnally Enterprises, Inc. Trucking by Clark Transfer. Keyboards provided by Yamaha. Rehearsed at Pearl Studios NYC and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. Images courtesy of AP/Wide World Photos, Getty Images, Photos.com. Playboy material from the Archives of Playboy Magazine © 1978 by Playboy. Used with permission. All rights reserved

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 Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. 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.


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

executive leadership CHRISTOPHER B. MANOS Producer

Mr. Manos has been in At­lan­ ta for more than 40 years. He has produced over 700 works of theater, ballet and opera. He has been recognized with nu­mer­ ous civic awards, including the Atlanta Critics Award for the de­vel­ op­ment 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 co-productions 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 Stephen Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Assistant 29D EncoreAtlantA.com


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 2010-2011. All lists include commitments received as of September 14, 2010.

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Fox fun facts:

HISTORIC LIGHTING FIXTURES The Atlanta Fox Theatre lighting was a crowning achievement in its day. The light bulb was still relatively new and modern, yet the Fox’s fixtures were created to give the illusion of antiquity, foreign mystique and opulence. Some fun Fox lighting facts: The theatre lighting was designed to enhance the overall ambience of the architecture; it was not merely for the sake of illumination. Original blueprints for the Fox specify bulb wattage for each fixture. The Sterling Bronze Company was responsible for providing most of the original lighting still seen in the theatre’s interior today.

The auditorium’s ultramarine blue sky contains 96 twinkling stars that are 11-watt bulbs fixed above four-inch crystals that form actual constellations as they would be seen from the North African sky; the drifting clouds are produced by a special projector. The jeweled proscenium lanterns hanging over the stage are reproductions of the chandeliers hanging in the St. Louis Fox Theatre. 30 EncoreAtlantA.com

Fox Theatre Archives, PhotoS by Yukari Umekawa

Many of the light fixtures you see in the theatre were handcrafted and hand-painted in 1929.


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

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

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

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


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

The Fox Theatre

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

STAFF

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

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

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

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South City Kitchen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DINNER

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Looking for a great night out? Try one of our dinner and show packages!

TUE

DREAMGIRLS

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10/13 THURS

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IRVING BERLIN’S

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For more information, please call Janet Potash at the Fox Theatre at 404-881-2103 or log on to FoxTheatre.org/dinner_broadway/index.htm.


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

American/steakhouse ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh.com. VH Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M Cowtippers is known as an avid supporter of the community, whimsy and down right good old-fashioned fun. Home to traditional steak house fare served with creative twists; enjoy huge desserts, 25 types of margaritas, and the best burgers in town. 1600 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-3751, cowtippersatlanta.com. M Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steak house has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top 10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, centraarchy.com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi and seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and 36 EncoreAtlantA.com

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

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

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

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


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

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

brew pub/gormet pub fare

MEXICAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404-385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication 37


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Lennon and McCartney were known for their friendly rivalry. Is there any of that between you and Joey? Do you guys hang out on the tour bus, kicking each other’s butts at Beatles: Rock Band? I don’t think it’s so much rivalry as it is that we’re the two main Beatles geeks, so we’re each other’s cheerleaders and feed off each other’s strengths. He’s more intune sound-wise as the band’s musical director, and I help with our costume choices, selecting period correct guitars, sets, etc. So we complement each other in a lot of ways. What’s the best aspect of getting to be a part of the ultimate tribute to the ultimate rock ’n’ roll band? Getting to be a rock star on stage, then just being me off-stage. I truly get the best of both worlds! joey curatolo Everyone has their favorite Beatle. What do you love about Paul? His voice, his looks and his famous charm. If you could only play one song Paul wrote for the rest of your life, which would you choose? 38 EncoreAtlantA.com

It would have to be “The Long & Winding Road,” because I love its haunting melody. What’s your favorite Beatles era in terms of the music and fashion?
 “Rubber Soul” through “Sgt. Pepper.” After the touring years, the band went into the studio to write and record many of the classics we all sing today. I think they became more musical in the studio, where there were no distractions. With the release of “Sgt. Pepper,” they not only changed the way we listened to pop music, but what we were wearing while we listened. What’s the best aspect of getting to be a part of the ultimate tribute to the ultimate rock ’n’ roll band? Being able to perform this music and deliver the message of peace and love to younger generations. I also love being able to satisfy my passion for the greatest music ever written and recorded. Bret Love has been covering Atlanta’s arts and entertainment scene since 1993 for a variety of local, national and international publications. He also performs regularly with Jackpie Improv at Relapse Theatre.

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What’s your favorite Beatles era in terms of the music and fashion? I love the early era, 1963-1964. The music was so raw, energetic and new. They built on American rock ’n’ roll with amazing songwriting craftsmanship that was basically a minute-and-a-half roller coaster ride in musical form. Fashionwise, what’s not to love about those tight black mod suits with the skinny ties and super-pointy Beatle boots?


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If the economic meltdown has taught us anything, it is to be in better control of our money. Of course, that’s easier said than done.

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“It’s never too late, and it’s never too soon,” says Annika Ferris, CFP, CIMA, and partner at Brightworth, an independent wealth management firm that serves entrepreneurs and high networth families and individuals. “Really, as soon as you start earning money you should be figuring out what to do with it. It can be a short-term goal, such as saving for three years to buy a car, or long-term goals like retirement. But working with a financial planner is a good way to help you implement your goals.” Donna G. Barwick, J.D., CFP, and senior fiduciary officer for Wilmington Trust, one of the nation’s leading wealth management companies, says that it’s a common misperception that only rich people need planners. “Yes, there are those in the high income brackets that need a comprehensive financial plan that covers budgets, retirement, estate planning, income tax strategies and other issues,” she says. “[Of course,] not everyone needs such a comprehensive financial plan but they can still use the services of a financial planner.” So even if you’re not Donald Trump, what can a financial planner do for you? First off, a planner will help you get on a budget — and stay on it, 42 EncoreAtlantA.com

Ferris says. “So many people don’t know where their money is going, and that’s because they don’t have a plan. A planner also will help implement an investment strategy. The general wisdom was that everyone needs about three to six months of cash for unforeseen circumstances,” she continues. “[But] I think now, it’s better to plan for a year.” In addition to having liquid cash on hand, it’s important to start building a nest egg. Where and how money will be invested depends on each person’s individual situation, she says. “You need short-term investments such as money market funds or CDs or a combination of both. And then for long-term goals like retirement, you should look into stocks, mutual funds, bonds.” Of course, many would say that short of keeping your money under your mattress, investing any money is a gamble. While that may not be exactly true, a financial planner will help determine how much risk you’re able to bear. The general rule is the greater the risk, the greater the return. Knowing how much you can lose would have saved a lot of people – middle class and rich – these last couple of years.


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Financial planners also may help with taxes, by informing you of little-known tax deductions or deferrals, such as IRA and annuities, as well as helping to set up a charitable giving strategy. Ferris says, “People want to give some of their money to their favorite causes and [they] can do that even if [they] don’t have millions.” Barwick says that it is as important — if not more — to correctly choose a financial planner as it is to decide on a financial plan. “Everyone should have a financial plan,” she says. “So the issue becomes do you need a financial planner who sets up a comprehensive plan and monitors it for you or do you need a basic plan that you will manage yourself? And, then you need to know about the planner’s compensation. It’s very important for a person to understand how his or her planner is being compensated. It could be fee-based or a flat charge, or you could be dealing with someone who makes money by selling you products. There’s a big ethical debate in the industry about compensation.” In addition to understanding how the planner is compensated, Barwick suggests doing some research on the planner, including getting recommendations. “Find out the person’s background and what professional licenses and 44 EncoreAtlantA.com

designations they have. If all those people who lost millions with Bernie Madoff had just scratched the surface a little bit, they would have seen that a certified CPA firm didn’t audit his reports. That should have told them something. Use common sense.” Both women agree that it is beneficial to meet with a planner early on and to put together a financial outline that will grow and be ready for execution, when needed. “As soon as you start a job, you start making choices about your retirement, your life insurance and your 401K, because it’s part of the benefit package,” says Barwick. “You really are planning your financial future from that point on. Everyone needs to pay attention to their money.” And, with a proper plan, one doesn’t need a lot of money to create wealth. “Do you know how much a dollar compounded over a number of years turns out to be?” Ferris asks. “You’d be surprised.” Mary Welch is a freelance writer whose work appears in a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was editor-in-chief of Atlanta Woman magazine and editor of Business to Business and Catalyst magazines. 



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Improv team Babies Mit Bearden performs at a JaCKPie Theatre Workshop.

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y mid-life crisis came a little early. I was 35 years old, going through a divorce and trying to get back into the swing of having a social life after years as a married homebody. I knew my soul was starving, but for what? Then I found improv comedy, and it was like reuniting with a long-lost love. I’d grown up on the stage, performing first with the Atlanta Boy Choir, then with the Atlanta Workshop Players, Neighborhood Playhouse and other community theaters. But by the time I turned 20, I’d sold my soul to rock ‘n’ roll and gotten engaged. It would be 15 years before I’d step onto another theatrical stage. I initially took an 46 EncoreAtlantA.com

improv class for the release — to get out of the house and out of my head, to cut loose, meet new people and have a few laughs. But as I learned the craft, I became increasingly addicted to the challenge of improvised acting, singing and even dancing. Surprisingly, I was far from the only non-whippersnapper delving into a new art form for the first time. From 30-something accountants to 60-something professors, I met many people well past their college years who were turning to the arts to get their creative juices flowing. These days, Atlanta has plenty of places designed to help grownups get their artistic groove back.

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Improvisation has emerged as an important tool for any actor’s arsenal. Dad’s Garage Theatre is the city’s top spot for learning short-form improv à la “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” while the Jackpie Theatre Workshop offers five-level training in the sort of longform improv — sometimes referred to as “spontaneous theater” — that made stars of Second City alumni such as Tina Fey and Steve Carell. dadsgarage.com; jackpie.com For those looking to make the leap straight to the big screen, yourACT Acting Studios specializes in on-camera acting, using techniques garnered from their affiliation with L.A.’s prestigious Margie Haber Acting Studios, to teach actors how to nail auditions and land the roles they want. youract.net

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Beautiful things An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know a spoonful of local honey helps minimize allergies? Pick up a bottle of Atlanta Bee Factory honey at Belles Choses, an elegant shop of upscale items for home and child with a distinctly French feel. You’ll find antiques, table and bed linens, jewelry and an impressive selection of gifts and clothes for kids. There’s one store in East Cobb’s Paper Mill Village; a second location is planned for the Sandy Springs/ Buckhead area. — Kristi Casey Sanders Experience the beauty: 255 Village Parkway, Ste. 740, Marietta, 404-303-1721; belleschoses.com. to do + and see

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Dali-cious! No one would describe Salvador Dali as a shy man, but the Dali exhibit at the High Museum of Art does a fantastic job of highlighting some littleknown aspects of his life and work, like the jewelry he created. You’ll not only see these rare art sculptures, you can purchase authorized replicas in the gift shop (a pair of 1949 Leaf Veined Hands, $40, are pictured above). The exhibit is exclusive to Atlanta, so once it closes, you’ll miss your chance to see it anywhere else. — KCS Get High: Through Jan. 9, 2011. Admission: $18 adults; $15 students and seniors; $11 ages 6 to 17; complimentary for active military and children under 5. For tickets, hours and Dali film and lecture series schedules, visit high.org.

Experience the world without sight at the Dialog in the Dark exhibit in Atlantic Station. Led by visually impaired guides, visitors are taken on a hour-long journey through pitch black galleries that resemble our everyday environment. Without vision, you’ll be challenged to rely on your other senses as you navigate your surroundings with nothing more than instincts and a cane. Founded by Andreas Heinecke, Ph.D., former vice-director of the Foundation for the Blind in Hamburg, Germany, Dialog in the Dark was created to help eradicate prejudice and ignorance of the challenges sightless people face. — Ashley L. Brazzel Move beyond sight: Admission: $25.92 adults; $21.60 seniors or military; $17.28 children. Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., second floor, 866-866-8265; dialogue-in-the-dark.com. 52 EncoreAtlantA.com

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