FOX THEATRE NEWS
Rebirth has cancelled Thursday, May 30th and Sunday, June 2nd performances
Due to unforeseen circumstances the performances scheduled for Thursday, May 30th and Sunday, June 2nd, of Rebirth the Musical have been cancelled.
Guests for any of these performances have the option to exchange their tickets for one of the remaining performances; Friday, May 31st at 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 1st at 2:00 PM or Saturday, June 1st at 8:00 PM.
If you are unable to attend one of these performances you may request a full refund. To exchange your tickets or to request a refund please call (404)-881-2017, email - email@example.com, or visit the Fox Theatre Ticket Office during regular business hours.
GEORGE JONES HAS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81
Tickets for May 10 Show at the Fox Theatre Will Be Refunded.
The Fox Theatre has regretfully learned that country music icon George Jones has died at the age of 81. His original concert date at the Fox Theatre on April 19 was postponed to May 10 after Jones was admitted to the hospital with irregular blood pressure. "We are deeply saddened to hear the news of George Jones' death," said Allan Vella, CEO and President of the Fox Theatre. "Our thoughts are with the Jones family at this difficult time."
Tickets for the May 10 show will be refunded by the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Customers who purchased tickets online or by phone will automatically receive a refund to the credit card used for purchase within 5-10 business days. Tickets purchased at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or Fox Theatre Outlets must be presented at the Ticket Office to receive a refund. If a credit card was used, the original purchaser must present credit card used for purchase along with ID that matches the credit card. Refunds will only be made in the same method of payment used to originally purchase the tickets at the box office.
About the Fox Theatre The fabulous Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta's premiere venues for live entertainment and was declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In addition, The Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, The Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox's 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract over 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 83rd year. The proud partners of the Fox Theatre are Delta, Coca-Cola, and Lexus. The official partner of the Fox Theatre is DeepBlue and the supporting partners are The Georgian Terrace and Livingston. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxAtlTix.com, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-ATL-TIXX. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE.
The Fox Theatre will host the first ever "Sing-a-long-a" Grease Movie on Saturday, July 27
Tickets go on sale this Sunday, April 28!
The Fox Theatre will host Sing-a-long-a Grease, when the unique, interactive show rolls into town on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 pm. You'd better shape up to sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the world famous costume competition. Now, at last, Atlanta audiences will have the chance to experience "Summer Lovin'," "Grease Lightning" and the chance to sport a pink wig or greased quiff while belting out "You're The One That I Want".
Tickets go on sale this Sunday, April 28 and are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. To purchase tickets, please visit www.foxatltix.com, call 855-ATL-TIXX or visit the Fox ticket office.
"It's the one that you want", says producer Ben Freedman, who previously brought movie theatre audiences the Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. "Sing-a-long-a Grease is the show that audiences have been asking for since we first presented a singalong show back in 1999. It's much more than 'just a movie'. It's an event; an interactive experience and the most fun you can have with your clothes on!"
Sing-a-long-a Greasers will be decked out in their own versions of fifties high school garb worn at Rydell High, including poodle skirts and saddle shoes, black leather biker and powder-pink bomber jackets, chiffon scarves and skinny ties. Costumes are most definitely encouraged, but singing is mandatory! Every performance starts with a Sing-a-long-a host who warms up the audience, trains them how to "hand-jive", deploy the contents of their free goodie bags and heckle in all the right places as well as judge the costume competition. The rules are, there are no rules!
Hinton Battle's "Love Lies" Cancelled
The production company and producers of Hinton Battle's "Love Lies" wish to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, the performances scheduled for Thursday, May 9-Sunday, May 12, 2013, at The Fox Theatre, will not be taking place.
We regret the inconvenience. Thank you for your consideration and understanding. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
Tickets purchased at the Fox Theatre Box Office must be presented in order to receive a refund. If a credit card was used, the original purchaser must present credit card used for purchase along with ID that matches the credit card. Refunds will only be made in the same method of payment used to originally purchase the tickets at the box office. Customers who purchased tickets online or by phone will receive a refund to the credit card used for purchasing tickets within 5-10 business days.
April 1-9, Expect traffic delays and unexpected street closures
Many people will be visiting Atlanta this week as part of the Final Four tournament and surrounding events. Expect traffic delays and unexpected street closures. Please allow additional time when traveling to the Fox Theatre for MARY POPPINS
Register Online for Fox Theatre Rising Stars and Camp Broadway!
Register Here Now! Fox Theatre Rising Stars: June 17-28, 2013, at the Fox Theatre!
TAKE YOUR PERFORMANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL! This musical theatre intensive helps students (ages 13-17) hone their performing skills and prepare for auditions, instructed by expert professionals from Broadway, TV, and movies.
For more information, email RisingStars@foxtheatre.org, call 404-881-2087, or visit the Community Engagement page at www.FoxTheatre.org.
Camp Broadway: July 8-12, 2013, at the Fox Theatre!
COME LEARN FROM THE PROS AT THE 14TH ANNUAL CAMP BROADWAY! This outstanding 5-day performing arts program provides campers (ages 10-17) with an introduction to the world of Broadway as taught by current Broadway professionals!
For more information, email CampBroadway@foxtheatre.org, call 404-881-2087, or visit the Community Engagement page at www.FoxTheatre.org.
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The Fox Theatre Institute Presents:
The Theatre Revival Tour
May 2 To 4, 2013
The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), a dynamic Atlanta-based outreach program created by The Fox Theatre, will showcase three of its latest theatre restoration projects during a special three-day THEATRE REVIVAL TOUR. The tour on May 2, 3 and 4 will help to raise awareness for each of the historic venues and bring vitality to the towns by strengthening their performing arts.
The tour will feature the following restoration projects throughout Georgia that are scheduled for completion in 2013: The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in Toccoa, The Knox Theatre in Warrenton and The Mars Theatre in Springfield. Each theatre is being brought back to life with the help of grants from FTI. These grants allow for substantial restoration, preservation and future planning - all of which create a sustainable future for arts programs and build stronger communities. For more information on FTI and the tour, visit www.foxtheatreinstitute.org.
Each stop on the FTI THEATRE REVIVAL TOUR will host a community festival, with the main act featuring a group of four sisters from Alpharetta, GA called Von Grey. Von Grey recorded their latest 5-song EP with GRAMMY® award-winning producer/engineer Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Train, The Gaslight Anthem), and is set to be featured in the May issue of Billboard Magazine. Von Grey is just one of the acts that are part of an innovative program created by FTI called Georgia Presenters. Georgia Presenters is the statewide booking consortium that links arts presenters and artists, theatres and communities. By leveraging its assets through group bookings, Georgia Presenters allows communities to attract a level of talent and performances they otherwise could not afford.
The FTI THEATRE REVIVAL TOUR will feature the following theatres:
- The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Toccoa, GA - FTI grant funding has allowed the City of Toccoa to commission a historic preservation plan that will provide a long-range vision for their theater restoration. This plan will help the Schaefer Center build on the success of its recent interior restoration and develop a plan for the restoration of the theatre's façade and original marquee.
- Knox Theatre, Warrenton, GA - The Knox Theatre is receiving needed improvements to the roof that will enable the Knox to move forward with future renovations. Once the new roof is completed, the Knox can move ahead with other projects including structural repairs and electrical system improvements.
- The Mars Theatre, Springfield, GA - The grant from FTI is helping this theatre continue a multi-phase plan that includes rehabilitating the interior lobby and adding restrooms. In addition to its work with FTI, The Mars Theatre has worked with a team of SCAD students to construct a 3-D model of the building and prepare documentation that will allow them the opportunity to be nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The grant from FTI is helping this theatre continue a multi-phase plan that includes rehabilitating the interior lobby and adding restrooms. In addition to its work with FTI, The Mars Theatre has worked with a team of SCAD students to construct a 3-D model of the building and prepare documentation that will allow them the opportunity to be nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
"As an anchor in the community, the saving of the Fox Theatre was a critical step in the revitalization of Midtown Atlanta," says Adina Erwin, Vice President and General Manager of the Fox Theatre. "Thus, the goal of FTI and restoration projects such as these is to serve as a catalyst for stabilizing and stimulating economic development while building stronger communities."
Please visit www.foxtheatreinstitute.org for more information.
FOX THEATRE LAUNCHES BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOURS OF
THE #1 THEATRE WORLDWIDE
New Tours Starting April 1 Will Continue to Preserve and Share the Fox
Tickets On Sale March 15, 2013 at www.FoxAtlTix.com
If you’ve ever wondered what hidden treasures and stories lie behind the glowing marquee of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, now is your chance to discover it all. Beginning April 1, the historical movie palace rich in performing arts and architectural history will host regular tours of its magical venue. The tours are one of many ways in which The Fox Theatre is keeping its promise to preserve and share the Fox Theatre with the citizens of Atlanta, the very people who have kept it running for the past 30+ years. Tours will take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM and 1 PM and on Saturdays at 10 AM and 11 AM. Ticket prices range from $15 for military and seniors, and $18 for adults (free for children 10 and under). Find specific tour times and purchase tickets at www.FoxATLTix.com, call 855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499) or at the Fox Theatre ticket office.
Visitors will enjoy a 60-minute guided tour showcasing the must-see details of the Fox and its remarkable history. Entering through the same entrance as patrons did in 1929, visitors will tour over 10 locations throughout the building – from the orchestra pit and Mighty Mo’, the largest working Moller theatre organ in the world to the Men’s Lounge featuring the original furniture chosen by the wife of movie-mogul William Fox. They will also learn the incredible story of how Atlanta citizens rose up to save a landmark from the wrecking ball while walking the very same halls as Elvis, The Rolling Stones and Madonna.
One simple fact that makes the Fox Theatre so unique is that it was commissioned and built by the Shriners with the intention to build their own Mosque in Atlanta. Every room reflects inspiration from ancient Egypt and the Middle East - from the authentic hieroglyphics on the ceiling in the Egyptian ballroom to the auditorium designed to look like an open courtyard of a Middle Eastern palace. Despite its intricate detail from floor to ceiling, the building only took 18 months to complete from start to finish.
“We are very excited to share this historical landmark with our Atlanta patrons and those visiting our great city,” says Allan Vella, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As the only historic theatre in the country with a full-time, in-house Restoration department, we take pride in preserving and maintaining the Fox for future generations. The Fox Theatre has been a ‘Memory Maker’ for so many Atlantans, and taking an in depth tour will give our patrons a new appreciation and memory of the Fox Theatre.”
To inquire about booking a private or a group of 20 or more, please contact the theatre at (404) 881-2100. For more information on the tours, visit www.FoxTheatre.org.
About Fox Theatre Tours
Take a guided tour back to 1929 and the golden era of the movie palace at the Fox Theatre. Experience a magic carpet ride through ancient Egypt and the Middle East, all while learning about the largest movie palace in the Southeast. Be swept away into a world of Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, a world of Atlanta citizens rising up and saving a landmark from the wrecking ball, all from under the twinkling stars and fluffy clouds. After an hour’s journey, return to the keepsake filled Fox Gift Shop and come make your memory at Atlanta’s memory-maker. Find specific tour times and purchase tickets at www.FoxATLTix.com, or call 855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499) or at the Fox Theatre ticket office. To inquire about booking a special tour, please contact the theatre at (404) 881-2100.
About the Fox Theatre
The fabulous Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and was declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In addition, The Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, The Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres worldwide for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre was ranked #1 in the Social Media Power 100, compiled by Venues Today Magazine and #8 worldwide among all venues. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract over 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 83rd year. The proud partners of the Fox Theatre are Delta, Coca-Cola, and Lexus. The official partner of the Fox Theatre is DeepBlue and the supporting partners are The Georgian Terrace and Livingston. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxAtlTix.com, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-ATL-TIXX. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE.
JILLIAN MICHAELS ANNOUNCES “MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE” TOUR
THAT WILL MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE ATLANTA
World’s Leading Health and Wellness Expert Appears Live on the
Fox Theatre Stage on Sunday, April 21 at 5 PM
BUY TICKETS NOW!
Promising an evening of inspiration that will forever motivate and change lives, America’s health and wellness guru Jillian Michaels is set to launch her first ever "Maximize Your Life" tour that will play the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 21 at 5 PM. Kicking-off April 4th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the tour touches down in 35 cities across the United States and Canada, wrapping up May 21 in Toronto. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale Monday, February 25 at 10 AM. To purchase tickets visit FoxAtlTix.com, call 855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499) or at the Fox Theatre ticket office.
In this intimate and uniquely personal experience, Jillian shows how to harness your potential, kick-start your goals and live an exceptional life - sharing her keys to health, success and happiness. No hype, no false promises: just results.
"Your health is the platform that your entire life is built upon - from your physical health to your confidence and self-worth, I will give you the skillset, tools and insights to transform any aspect of your life immediately so you realize your true potential, and create the future you've dreamed of and deserve," exclaims Jillian.
Imagine. Believe. Achieve. These three words lay at the core of Jillian’s message. In a riveting, two-hour show, Jillian will awaken you to reignite your passion, define your goals and live in your authentic truth. She will teach you how to redefine your self-image, dramatically enhance your confidence and self-worth and blast through all internal and external obstacles.
Finally, Jillian will supply the information and action plan that will empower you to conquer any challenge and achieve every goal. You will learn the science of shedding pounds, the impact of hormones on weight loss and how to bring them back into balance. She demonstrates the how, what and why of workouts, sharing her most effective methods of burning fat and calories. And most importantly, she will teach you how to shift your attitude, behavior, and mindset to maximize your life.
Inspiring and motivating initially thru television, Jillian Michaels has become the world’s leading health and wellness expert. She has appeared on 11 seasons of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser;" seen in more than 90 countries around the world. As a motivator and role model, Jillian has made a unique connection with her audience, one that stems from her own personal journey.
Before becoming a media sensation, she struggled with her own weight as a teenager. With her empowering information and tools, she now motivates millions through multiple media platforms. Jillian is a New York Times best-selling author, having sold more than 3.5 million books worldwide, including such titles as "Master Your Metabolism" and "Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life." Her newest book "Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss" has just been released. In addition, Jillian’s DVDs are global bestsellers.
Through extensive charity work, Jillian serves as an ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer and the NFL’s Play 60. She also works with military families through the USO, and is a champion of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a program dedicated to eradicating the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. In addition, Jillian is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, working to protect the rights and welfare of children.
Jillian’s call to action: "It’s time to ask why not you? When are you going to say ‘Enough is enough,’ and step into the limitless possibility for joy and abundance that your life does hold? If you are a person who feels your health could improve or there is any facet of your life where you feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled, the question is how can you not come to the show?" says Jillian.
For more information and the complete tour itinerary please visit www.jillianmichaels.com.
Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at FoxAtlTix.com, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-ATL-TIXX. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE.
COUNTRY SUPER GROUP ALABAMA ANNOUNCES SECOND SHOW
ON SATURDAY, MAY 18 AT 8 PM AT THE FOX THEATRE
Tickets Go On Sale Next Friday, March 1!
Due to overwhelming demand, ALABAMA has announced the addition of a second show at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 18 at 8 PM. After 40 years of making music, selling millions of records and performing for fans all over the world, country music's most famed group ALABAMA will embark on a brand new tour to celebrate their very first concert at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Back to the Bowery Tour will stop in Atlanta for the first time ever at the historic Fox Theatre for two shows only; Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. Tickets for the added show on May 18 will go on sale next Friday, March 1 at 10 AM. Tickets start at $49.00 and can be purchased at www.FoxAtlTix.com, by calling 855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499) or at the Fox Theatre ticket office.
"I'm so excited to celebrate 40 years since our first show at The Bowery," says ALABAMA frontman, Randy Owen. "We still love one another, have played music together all these years, and are blessed to still be around. Most importantly, we are ever grateful for the fans, many having been with us since we used to play for tips, so to be able to go back out and play for them will make this a very special year."
Their career to date has resulted in 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and multi-Platinum ® albums, 43 number one singles and more than 73 million records in sales. They have received over 150 industry awards, including eight honors for Entertainer of the Year, two Grammy wins and two People's Choice Awards, as well as their very own "star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band received the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award in 2003, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and most recently won the American Country Awards' "Greatest Hits" Award in 2011.
For more information, visit www.thealabamaband.com
The Fox Theatre is excited to announce the launch of the new Fox Theatre Tours; an in-house operated tour program that reinforces our mission to preserve and share the Fox.
Fox Theatre Tours will begin April 1, 2013
Beginning April 1, 2013 Fox Theatre Tours will be offered at the following expanded times.
Fox Theatre Tours will last 60 minutes and will highlight the best of the Fox.
Fox Theatre Tours will be guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards, and upcoming shows. Fox Theatre Tour Guides will undergo a training period with testing and mock tours and undergo recertification every year.
Tickets for Fox Theatre Tours will be available beginning on March 15th, 2013 at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.FoxAtlTix.com.
Special Tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please contact the Fox Theatre by calling (404) 881-2100 to schedule your group tour beginning March 15th, 2013.
Atlanta Audiences to Experience Blockbuster Broadway Shows in 2013-2014
The Book of Mormon to Anchor Upcoming
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Season
Theatre fans will once again have the opportunity to experience some of the most acclaimed shows offered on Broadway without leaving Atlanta. Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is set to bring another season of the hottest musicals and first-rate Broadway performances to the historic Fox Theatre.
From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon will play a limited two-week engagement January 29-February 8, 2014. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time." Season Subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to shows so a season subscription is the best way to guarantee seats to The Book of Mormon.
The 2013-2014 Season will also feature fan favorites GHOST The Musical, Once, Green Day’s American Idiot and Evita. Returning to Atlanta after six years, Disney’s The Lion King will be on stage at the Fox Theatre for the first time ever. Audiences are in for a treat as a number of Broadway’s premier shows make their Atlanta debuts at the Fox Theatre.
“This is undeniably one of our most anticipated seasons in recent years,” said Russ Belin, vice president of Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta. “We’re thrilled to continue offering such a strong line-up for our patrons, and the 2013-2014 Season is sure to exceed expectations. This series is packed with a mix of Tony Award-winning shows and some of the most recognized musicals in recent years. Atlanta will truly have the opportunity to get plugged in to the best of Broadway.”
GHOST The Musical
November 5-10, 2013
Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie “Ghost” in a brand-new Broadway musical. GHOST The Musical breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. The musical’s tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages.
Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST The Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
The Book of Mormon
January 28-February 9, 2014
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.
March 4-9, 2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
Disney’s The Lion King
April 10–27, 2014
Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage of the historic Fox Theatre for the first time. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.” Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”
Green Day’s American Idiot
Week of April 28
Winner of two Tony Awards, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award®-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Once, Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Bring It On, Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!” Contains explicit language.
June 3-8, 2014
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last! Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. Evita tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Don’t miss the stunning new production of Evita, directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, that NBC New York calls “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”
The 2013-2014 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season includes:
GHOST THE MUSICAL November 5–10, 2013
THE BOOK OF MORMON January 28-February 9, 2014
ONCE March 4–9, 2014
Disney’s THE LION KING April 10-27, 2014
Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT Week of April 28
June 3–8, 2014
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta’s 2013-2014 season packages are on sale now with prices ranging from $199—$559 for all six shows. Season ticket prices will vary depending on the number of shows chosen, the number of performances, show time, day of the week and seating location. New subscriptions may be ordered online at BroadwayinAtlanta.com, via phone by calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Subscriber benefits include access to the best seats available, discounts of up to 30% on day-of-show pricing, free ticket exchanges and ticket reprinting.
For current season subscribers, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will send renewal invoices via mail. For ease and convenience, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will also send renewal information via email and encourages patrons to subscribe online for the new season. Current season ticket holders who wish to guarantee their same seats must renew by February 28. Subscribers who renew by February 18 will also receive a $25 gift card to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse (for packages up to three tickets; packages with four or more tickets will receive a $50 giftcard).
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is also offering a three -part installment payment plan this year to help ticket buyers with season purchases.
Tickets to individual shows in the 2013-2014 Season are not available for purchase at this time. Single-show tickets typically go on sale to the general public 8-12 weeks prior to opening night. However, season ticket holders have the unique opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. For more information on the 2013-2014 Season, or to order online, please visit BroadwayinAtlanta.com. Group reservations for individual shows for parties of 10 or more can be made at this time by calling 404-881-2000. Applicable group minimum may vary depending on the show.
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m. Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (All times are subject to change.) An audio-described performance for the visually impaired and an American Sign Language-interpreted performance for the deaf are available for each pre-determined Saturday matinee of each presentation.
Broadway Across America: Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway, while current and upcoming productions include WEST SIDE STORY, BLITHE SPIRIT, MINSKY’S, and the DeafWest production of PIPPIN. Broadway tours include DORA THE EXPLORER, FROST/NIXON, SPAMALOT, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent, please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
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SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody,
a Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy Comes to Atlanta
The Buckhead Theatre • May 14-19, 2013
Tickets are on Sale Now!
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, sexy and fun performances from the hunky leading man, plus lots of surprises!
Get there early for pre-show drinks including a specialty SPANK! cocktail, then, stay after the show for a photo with the seductive star himself, and meet and greet the entire cast.
SPANK! takes place at The Buckhead Theatre May 14 – 19. Tickets ($29.75/$39.75) are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com , 800-745-3000 and the Buckhead Theatre box office. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment.
SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press.
“A sexy, hysterical, rip-roaring good time”
- Toronto Stage
“The women in the audience went wild.. SPANK! is a raucously hilarious, perfect girl’s night out!”
- Examiner National Theatre Review
Comedian Louis C.K. Announces a Second Show
at the Fox Theatre on February 2 at 10:30 PM
Tickets are on Sale Now!
Due to popular demand, Louis C.K. has announced a new additional performance at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 2 at 10:30pm. The Emmy Award and Grammy Award winning comedian - creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network's critically acclaimed series Louie will now perform two shows on February 2 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm. The 8:00 pm show is sold out.
Tickets are $45.00 (inclusive of all fees) and are on sale now only at Louis C.K.'s website, www.louisck.com.
In a statement on louisck.com from Louis, "This year, I'm trying something new, building on the fun, success and fan-benefit of selling my content online...I've cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed them into the ticket price. To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing."
Back in December, 2011 Louis released his last standup special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as groundbreaking and was a tremendous success. He has since added additional content to the site including audio downloads of "WORD-LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL" and "SHAMELESS."
Louis was nominated for four 2011 Emmy Awards for "Louie" and his standup special "Hilarious" including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Oustanding Picture Editing for a Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special. He recently won four awards at the 2012 Comedy Awards including Sketch Alternative Comedy Series and Comedy Directing TV for Louie, as well as Comedy Special of the Year and "Stand Up Tour" for Live at the Beacon Theatre. Louie was honored on many year-end top 10 lists including AFI, Time, Entertainment Weekly and dozens of others. "Hilarious" was also honored with a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
TEN STARS OF TOMORROW CHOSEN TO COMPETE MARCH 17 AT THE FOX THEATER
Variety of Georgia Stages Talent Competition, Benefits Area Children in Need
Variety of Georgia, in its second annual teenage singing competition, will chose the top, not only vocalist, but star! Eligible youth across the state submitted videos of their best performances. After much deliberation and two rounds of preliminary judging by three musical industry veterans (Amanda Moore, Janet Wade, and Steve Clements), the top 10 finalists will take the stage this spring.
Stars of Tomorrow hosts the final competition at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m. with the Silent Auction beginning at 3 p.m. The showcase raises the curtain on the top 10 vocalists as they perform highly anticipated acts for an eager audience. Friends and family join show-business veterans and community influencers for an evening of fun, philanthropy and dream-chasing as Stars of Tomorrow crowns its champion.
The top 10 Stars of Tomorrow finalists include:
- Miranda Alexander, Loganville
- Austin French, Cordele
- Hannah French, Cordele
- Ruthie Evans, Smyrna
- Caroline Geckler, Buckhead (Atlanta)
- Bria Johnson, Lithonia
- Jenane McCulloch, Peachtree City
- Meagan Sharp, LaGrange
- Jake Smith, Buckhead (Atlanta)
- Sarah Mootz, Buford
The winner of the Stars of Tomorrow singing competition will receive a check for $2,500, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, Frabel trophy and tickets to an upcoming performance at the Fox Theatre.
The first and second runners-up each receive a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, a Frabel trophy, and tickets to an upcoming performance at the Fox Theatre.
Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia’s promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their chops for industry leaders but also develop skills they will use for years to come.
Last year’s competition was sold out to a full house. To ensure a seat for this year’s show, please purchase tickets early. Tickets for the March 17 final competition are now available and start at $20. All ticket sales for the final Stars of Tomorrow competition benefit Variety of Georgia. To purchase tickets visit www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com, or the Fox Theater box office and kiosk. BUY TICKETS NOW - FoxATLTix.com
For more information, contact Chase Evangeline Andrews at 678.994.4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Semi-Final Competition Judges
Amanda Moore- Amanda Moore is one of the most powerful executives in the music business. As Regional Director of A&G Live/The Messina Group, her duties include marketing some 150+ shows each year, including tours with Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, The Who and Bon Jovi. She has also served as Director of Artist Development working with Cee Lo Green, along with Paramore, Fun and Christina Penn among her roster of 30 artists.
Janet Wade - Janet Wade has been a professional in the Music and Entertainment Industry for over 30 years, with expertise in the specialty area of Music Clearance and Synchronization Licensing rights for television and media production since 1990. Janet currently works for Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. in Atlanta where she negotiates licensed music deals for the promotions and marketing campaigns for Turner’s networks (including TNT, TBS, TCM, Cartoon Network, TruTV, NBA TV, Turner Sports, CNN), as well as oversees the clearance of rights and licensing of music for TNT Original series productions and for Turner’s Latin American and International networks.
Steve Clements - Steve Clements, an award-winning producer, writer and director in broadcast, video and industry, is both executive presentation trainer and academic professor. Through the Atlanta-based Executive Speak/Write, Steve enables professionals to maximize oral presentation skills for interactions with peers, stakeholders and the media. Prior to arriving in Georgia, Steve produced over 3,000 national television broadcasts (detailed in his media text book, Show Runner: Producing Variety and Talk Shows for Television). In these roles, Steve trained experts to greet national audiences, including Parade Magazine medical editor Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, chef Wolfgang Puck, fitness guru Richard Simmons, and talk show hosts Bob Goen and Pat Sajak; produced Hour Magazine with Gary Collins, the new Mickey Mouse Club for Disney, Body by Jake and others; and wrote for Welcome Back, Kotter; Three’s Company and Dinah Shore.
About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21
Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World's Greatest Children's Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The charity’s mission is to aid and enhance the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called "Tents" and members "Barkers.”
Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children.
SO SO DEF RECORDINGS, INC. TO CELEBRATE 20-YEAR MUSICAL LEGACY AT AN ALL-STAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT FEB. 23 AT THE FOX THEATER IN ATLANTA
Jermaine Dupri, So So Def artists and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announce anniversary at a City Hall press conference
So So Def Recordings – home to platinum-selling acts such as Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat – will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23 at the Fox Theater, announced founder/CEO Dupri at a press conference today at City Hall.
Flanked by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Kris Kross, Dem Franchize Boyz, Bonecrusher, Xscape, Dondria and veteran music executive Michael Mauldin, Dupri explained that the reunion concert will be a “rare moment in music” when various past and present So So Def artists and music contributors will come together on one stage for one night only.
“Not only is it an honor to be able to stand here 20 years after our very first release in 1993 -- Xscape’s #1 single ‘Just Kickin It’ – but it’s truly an achievement that we can bring everyone back together to celebrate over two decades of music excellence. We also acknowledge 1992 as the year when So So Def Productions introduced to the world Kris Kross, who had everyone JUMPING,” said Dupri.
“Atlanta has a thriving music industry, and So So Def Recordings has been an important part of that legacy for the past two decades,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “This milestone is another example of why Atlanta is the entertainment capital of the Southeast. I am pleased that So So Def has called our great city home for 20 years, and I wish the company continued success for many more years to come.”
"As we acknowledge Jermaine Dupri's many years of excellence in the music and entertainment business, I am so proud of him, his So So Def Recordings label and all the So So Def artists for their individual dedication, history making and record book status," said Michael Mauldin. "So So Def Recordings will forever and a day be recognized as a prominent leader and contributor to the music and entertainment business throughout the world and we are grateful to have done so in our home city of Atlanta, Georgia. We are proud to call Atlanta the home of So So Def.”
The Anniversary Concert will be preceded by a series of events, including a private VIP dinner, a star-studded Anniversary party and a pre-concert reception. A 20-song “Best of So So Def” compilation CD is also in the works for a June release.
Concert tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, at FoxATLtix.com, 855-ATL-TIXX, all Atlanta area Whole Food Markets and Ticket Alternative outlets.The Concert is produced by So So Def and Mauldin Brand Atlanta and promoted by AEG Live. Official sponsors of the So So Def 20th Anniversary are VIBE Media, Ciroc, Crown Royal, and Brand Jordan.
For more information, visit www.global14.com.
Theater of the Stars Announces 2013 - 2014 Season at the
Fox Theatre and Partnership with Georgia Aquarium
Season includes Theater of the Stars' Production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Atlanta, GA (January 10, 2013) - Theater of the Stars announced its 2013-2014 season today that includes Theater of the Stars' production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, the family favorite musical CATS, the classic Broadway musical ANYTHING GOES and DREAMGIRLS starring Jennifer Holliday. The return of the popular STOMP as a season special, will round out the exciting season. "I am pleased to announce another spectacular season of musical theatre that combines classic, well-loved Broadway musicals with the Southeastern premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID," said Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. "This season offers shows that families and patrons of all ages will enjoy. Theater of the Stars looks forward to providing Atlanta with another fun summer of live entertainment!"
Theater of the Stars is also pleased to announce a partnership with Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest with more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. "We couldn't have asked for a better partner this season than Georgia Aquarium," said Manos. "There are so many synergies with our family friendly shows and especially Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. We look forward to entertaining more Atlanta families through this partnership."
Theater of the Stars Season Ticket Subscribers receive special advantages and benefits including personalized customer service, access to good seats, great package pricing, ticket exchange privileges, advance notice about specials and season highlights. Make plans now to join us at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and spend some quality time at an affordable price with your family and friends. Tickets are on sale now by calling Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960
2013 - 2014 Theater of the Stars Season Shows
BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story
July 9-14, 2013
BUDDY is a musical celebration of the legendary singer/songwriter Buddy Holly. This International sensation is the original juke box musical and includes all of Buddy's hits including. "That'll be the Day", "Peggy Sue", "Rave On" and "Oh Boy". We are pleased to announce that TOTS is mounting this 25th Anniversary Tour.
July 23-28, 2013
Five continents, 26 countries, over eight and a half million audience members and almost 30 years later, CATS is still America's most loved family musical. It is, once again, time to celebrate with the whole family the magic, the mystery, the wonder of CATS. Create a special memory one more time. Lots of local Atlanta kids will appear as "Kittens".
DREAMGIRLS Starring Jennifer Holliday
August 2 - 11, 2013
Winner of six Tony awards and two Oscars, DREAMGIRLS starring Jennifer Holliday follows the story of an all-girl singing trio from Chicago in their quest for success. Based on the show biz stories of the 1960's R&B acts like the Supremes and James Brown, DREAMGIRLS portrays the heartbreak and challenges of breaking new ground, both musically and socially, and how family and friendships triumph and last through all the trials.
August 20 - 25, 2013
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES. Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater's most memorable standards including "I Get a Kick out of You", "You're the Top", and of course, "Anything Goes".
Theater of the Stars' Production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
January 10-20, 2014
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time-or all over again!
September 23-29, 2013
STOMP is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes - and yes, even the kitchen sink. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
*This show will not be part of the Season Package. It will go on sale at a later date. Subscribers will be given first opportunity to purchase tickets to the show once they have gone on sale!
Season tickets are on sale now by calling Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960
For groups of 10 of more, please call 404-881-2000.
About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world's largest with more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org
About Theater of the Stars
Celebrating over 60 years of bringing family entertainment to Atlanta, Theater of the Stars is one of the oldest and most respected regional theaters in America. Since the organization's founding in 1953, they have produced or presented over 700 productions in Atlanta, across the country, and around the world. Theater of the Stars is a not-for-profit organization run by a Board of dedicated volunteer Trustees. They have played a leading role in the birth or development of several of Atlanta's artistic institutions including the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Children's Theatre, the Grand Opera in the Park, the Winter Play Series, and the Just Us Theatre Company. They annually employ hundreds of Atlanta artists and other professionals for their local productions. Theater of the Star's mission today is the same as it was 60 seasons ago - to produce and present the best of Broadway musicals. For more information, visit www.theaterofthestars.com
CELTIC WOMAN ANNOUNCES 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
CELTIC WOMAN - FOX THEATRE - APRIL 30, 2013
Singing sensation Celtic Woman brings their 2013 North American Tour to the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. Under the distinct musical direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer, David Downes, this spectacular musical experience features Celtic Woman performing traditional Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems and inspirational songs including the return of fan favorites “You Raise Me Up,” “Orinoco Flow” and many more, all with the signature Celtic Woman sound. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Celtic Woman as you’ve never seen them before.
The enchanting Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman returns to America for an expansive four-month concert tour, beginning on February 21 in Worcester, MA and following on the heels of the group's sold-out Christmas Celebration tour. For completed tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.celticwoman.com
Celtic Woman combines the talents of four gifted Irish women - vocalists Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt - whose dazzling performances combine the sounds and sensibility of Irish traditional music with memorable original compositions and contemporary pop standards. The 2013 tour boasts an exciting new stage production and the return of such enduring fan favorites as "You Raise Me Up" and "Orinoco Flow."
Since its formation in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a global cultural phenomenon. The group's uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted international fan base, who've embraced Celtic Woman's Public Television specials and made their CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers. The group's albums have sold more than seven million copies around the world. Like all eight of their albums, the group's two 2012 releases, the acclaimed Believe CD/DVD and the holiday-themed CD Home For Christmas, both debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Music chart.
Celtic Woman recently made their soap opera debut as featured guests in multiple episodes of the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful.
Having sold more than 2.2 million concert tickets worldwide, Celtic Woman has won a loyal audience in America, where their elaborately staged, visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sellout crowds. Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates the emotional resonance of Ireland's centuries-old musical and cultural heritage while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art production. The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of listeners.
Buy Celtic Woman Tickets at FoxATLTix.com Today!
RESCHEDULED NORTH AMERICAN DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SARAH BRIGHTMAN’S “DREAMCHASER” ALBUM AND TOUR
*New Atlanta Date*
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Wednesday, October 9th
Los Angeles, CA December 17, 2012- Sarah Brightman’s highly anticipated 11th studio album “Dreamchaser” will now be released in North America in April 2013. This will coincide with the timing of her International album release plan that will run through Spring 2013. As a consequence, the North American tour dates will be moved to the fall of 2013.
“Whilst I regret any inconvenience that this rescheduling might have occasioned for those people who have already bought tickets, the restructuring of my worldwide album release plan made it inevitable. Clearly a concert is always more enjoyable if there is familiarity with the music being performed and given how important this new Dreamchaser album is to me, I am keen for those attending my shows to hear it prior to the performance. I’m delighted with the new album and very excited about the show that I’ll be presenting in 2013,” said Brightman.
Brightman recently released the “Dreamchaser” track “Angel” and the first single “One Day Like This” off of the album. Both recordings are currently available digitally at various online retailers including iTunes and Amazon.
“Angel,” is a collaboration with veteran producer Mike Hedges known for his iconic work with the likes of U2, The Cure, Dido, was co–produced by Sally Herbert and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse).
“One Day Like This,” another collaboration with Mike Hedges and Sally Herbert. The track is a rendition of British band Elbow’ single from their successful fourth album, “The Seldom Seen Kid” released in 2008.
The video for “One Day Like This” will be released in January.
In summer of 2013, Brightman will begin her “Dreamchaser” worldwide tour which will touch upon 5 continents and include over 100 concert dates.
Tickets purchased of the original shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates. For customers who cannot attend the rescheduled dates, refunds are available at the point of purchase.
For events that are not being rescheduled in Providence, Upper Darby, Austin, Portland, Sacramento and San Diego due to venue availability, customer refunds will be processed at point of purchase. Affected customers will receive information about refunds directly from the vendor. Customers who have purchased tickets from resale sites or ticket brokers or ticket exchanges should contact their point of purchase directly.
Over the past two and a half decades, Sarah Brightman has distinguished herself as the world’s biggest selling soprano of all time with global sales reaching over 30 million units. She has received more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. Brightman pioneered the classical crossover music movement and is the only artist to have simultaneously topped the Billboard dance and classical music charts.
Brightman recently announced that she will be taking a trip to the International Space Station where she hopes to become the first performing artist to sing in space.
Sarah Brightman will now be appearing live in concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Wednesday, October 9th for one night only. Show time is 8:00PM.
Tickets are $ 255.00/$ 154.50/$ 104.00 and $ 84.50 for reserved seating. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change.
Tickets are on sale now at www.livenation.com, www.foxatltix.com, the Fabulous Fox Theatre Box Office, all Ticket Alternative outlets or charge by phone at (855) ATL-TIXX!
For more information visit www.sarahbrightman.com or www.livenation.com
Produced by Live Nation.
Larry The Cable Guy & Bill Engvall - Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:00PM
Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. Larry has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, and is currently the host of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy for History, which has been ordered for a third season.
Bill Engvall is one of the top comedians today and among the busiest. Bill was the host on the game show LINGO for GSN, which premiered on June 6, 2011 and was the highest rated show in GSN network history. He had a 3 episode arc on the TNT show Hawthorne, narrated a documentary for the Speed Channel on Darrel Waltrip and starred in the Hallmark Channel movie Kiss at Pine Lake.
Larry and Bill just completed Them Idiots Whirled Tour, with Jeff Foxworthy. The three reunited for a tour which was filmed as a special for CMT. The special aired in March of 2012 and was also released on DVD and CD by Warner Bros/Jack Records, debuting at number one on the Billboard Comedy Charts. Larry, Jeff and Bill will also star in a new animated show for CMT called Bounty Hunters, which is set to premiere in the spring of 2013.
Date: SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013 AT 8:00PM
Location: FOX THEATRE
On-Sale: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 AT 10:00AM
Sales Locations: FOX THEATRE TICKET OFFICE, FOXATLTIX.COM, CHARGE BY PHONE: 1-855-285-8499 (ATL-TIXX)
The Fox Theatre is a proud participant in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
The Fox Theatre is a proud participant in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, a national program geared towards making commercial buildings more energy efficient. Along with Seattle and Los Angeles, Atlanta is one of the three first-mover cities selected for this important initiative. Our participation speaks to our role as a leader in the community, and our commitment to becoming a more energy efficient venue.
The Fox Theatre Prepares for a Different Kind of Performance
September is National Preparedness Month, and the Fox Theatre is using this as an opportunity to review emergency procedures. As a result, the Fox Theatre will be holding an emergency evacuation exercise on Tuesday, September 18th from 7:30PM-8:30PM.
This exercise will not include sirens or alarms of any kind. However, this exercise will include participation from the Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta Police Department, Homeland Security and Midtown Blue. There will be a fire truck and engine at the theatre, along with onsite assistance from fire marshals and police in uniform during the evacuation. Over 300 people will be evacuating out of the building around 7:30PM and into the parking lots of AT&T and Ponce.
“The safety and security of our customers is the Fox’s top priority and we conduct drills every year to ensure our emergency preparedness,” said Allan C. Vella, General Manager. “This is a large-scale drill that allows the Theatre’s emergency responders, staff and other agencies an opportunity to practice and evaluate their responses to an emergency situation.”
“We wish to inform our guests, neighbors and local community about this exercise drill prior to its occurrence. Our intent is not to alarm anyone and we certainly do not want this drill mistaken for a real emergency,” added Vella.
About the Fox Theatre: The fabulous Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and was declared the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. The Fox’s 4,674 seat theatre is booked more than 300 nights out of the year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract over 750,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3)non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 83rd year.
Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 888-ATL-TIXX. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE.
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING, PLATINUM-SELLING R&B SUPERSTAR
THE SINGLE LADIES TOUR
In Atlanta October 18th at the Fox Theatre!
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 7th!
No stranger to superstar success, R. Kelly has seen a year filled with tremendous achievements including release of the critically acclaimed album Write Me Back, a soulful memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, an extraordinary soundtrack producer role on Whitney Houston’s final film Sparkle, and production of the next installment of his cultural phenomenon Trapped In The Closet. On the heels of that it’s not surprising this R&B icon announced today a Fall tour that will travel through more than 20 cities. The Single Ladies Tour will feature R. Kelly hosting the ultimate girls (and guys) night out along with R&B singer songwriter and four-time Grammy nominee Tamia as special guest to open the show. The tour begins October 13 in Columbia,SC. The Atlanta show is scheduled for Thursday, October 18th, 7:30 pm Tickets go on sale in Atlanta, GA, September 7th, 2012 10:00 am at the Fox Theatre Box Office and online at FoxAtlTix.com. For more details visit www.r-kelly.com.
One of the most successful R&B artists of all time, R. Kelly has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, has won 3 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards. He has performed sold out shows across the globe. His latest album Write Me Back is a follow-up to 2010’s Love Letter and follows the natural progression of R. Kelly’s musical time machine featuring the sultry and seductive sounds associated with legends like Barry White and Marvin Gaye.
SCREAM TOUR NEXT GENERATION PART 2 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
THE SCREAM TOUR BRINGS SOME END OF SUMMER HEAT AND KICKS OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH A BANG WITH THE HOTTEST TEEN CONCERT DANCE PARTY EVER STARRING DIGGY, ALONG WITH OMG GIRLZ,
JUWAN HARRIS, TORION & TK-N-CA$H & ALSO FEATURING FROM MTV'S AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW - JUNGLE BOOGIE & COLLIZION CREW
ATLANTA @ FOX THEATRE, SEPTEMBER 2ND - 6:00 PM
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 10th - VIP, GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE AUGUST 11th
Fox Theatre Box Office and online at FoxAtlTix.com or charge by phone 1-855 ATL-TIXX
It has undoubtedly established itself as the premiere go to source for the best in youth geared entertainment. It is the SCREAM TOUR. From artists like Bow Wow, Ne-Yo, T.I., Chris Brown and Omarion to B2K, Trey Songz, Ciara, T-Pain, Lloyd, Nick Cannon and Mindless Behavior, the SCREAM TOUR has been at the center of what is new, now and next in the world of young musical entertainment acts.
This year's SCREAM TOUR will not only present two of the hottest, best dance crews in America, but will also provide mainstream exposure for up and coming dance troupes and help prepare them for superstardom success. SCREAM TOUR 2012 is titled NEXT GENERATION: PART 2. It combines the best youth rappers and singers of the day with the best youth dance crews of the day to create the “Biggest Teen Concert Dance Party” ever.
SCREAM TOUR NEXT GENERATION: PART 2 stars Atlantic Records’ recording artist, Diggy, who has undoubtedly established himself as one of the most lyrically sound rappers and teen superstars to date. The tour will also feature Pretty Hustle/Grand Hustle/Interscope recording artists OMG Girlz, who have quickly risen to become America’s newest sweethearts and the hottest female trio around. Also hitting the stage are two of the most talented R&B singers and newest teen heartthrobs--ByStorm Entertainment/RCA recording artist Juwan Harris and Young Money Cash Money Billionaires' (YMCMB) youngest act and Lil'Wayne protégé, Torion. Rounding out the star studded next generation talent is TK-N-Ca$h, who initially were introduced to America by Ludacris and the Disturbing the Peace family and are being hailed as two of the hottest and most talented young rap duos to emerge in years.
Featured dance acts on the bill will include Collizion Crew and Jungle Boogie, who both hail from Atlanta, Georgia. After appearing on the hit MTV show, “America’s Best Dance Crew" (ABDC), they rose to national notoriety and dance royalty. As part of a national dance competition, presented by Scream Star Entertainment and Dance 411, local dance troupes will also appear on stage nightly as the SCREAM TOUR searches across the country for the "Next Big Superstar Dance Crew." Open auditions for those desiring to compete in the local dance competitions can also log onto www.screamtour.com for more details.
Scream Star Entertainment, in association with Atlanta World Wide Touring/AEG Live, is presenting and promoting SCREAM TOUR NEXT GENERATION: PART 2 . The tour kicks off August 16th in Richmond, VA at The Carpenter Center. Tickets are available via FoxAtlTix.com. For more information on SCREAM TOUR NEXT GENERATION: PART 2, log onto screamtour.com.
“After eleven years of bringing the SCREAM TOUR to our Nation’s youth, it was important for me to continue to give young people what they want and long to see when they go out, “ said Michael Mauldin, Founder and Creator of the SCREAM TOUR. “We are not deviating from the true essence, feel and look of the SCREAM TOUR; we are expanding on it and making it bigger and better than ever. Young people these days do it all. From rapping to singing to dancing, it’s all an intricate part of their culture. We wanted to give young people from across the country the best of everything that has become a part of their life and lifestyle, just within a concert and teen dance party setting. What we’re giving them with the NEXT GENERATION: PART 2 accomplishes that. In actuality, it's not just another show, it's a lifestyle.”
THE IL VOLO CONCERT AT THE FOX THEATRE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The Il Volo concert scheduled for September 14th in Atlanta at the Fabulous Fox Theatre has been cancelled. The show has been cancelled due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. Il Volo apologizes to fans for any disappointment this may have caused.
There are currently no plans to reschedule the Atlanta appearance.
Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or via phones will be automatically refunded.
The Wiggles! Celebration Tour!
at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, July 31st at 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Anthony, Greg, Murray and Jeff Invite YOU to Join Them One Last Time For ...
The 2012 Summer Tour Will be The Last Chance For Fans To See The Original Fab Four Perform Live on Stage
TICKETS FOR THE WIGGLES! CELEBRATION TOUR
IN ATLANTA, GA ARE ON SALE NOW
The Wiggles, the world’s most famous children’s entertainment group, have just announced that 2012 will be the final year of their original lineup. After 21 years of entertaining and educating children around the globe, Red Wiggle Murray Cook, Yellow Wiggle Greg Page and Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt have decided to hang up their trademark colored jerseys. This year’s summer tour will be the last opporunity for families in Atlanta, GA to see the Original Fab Four from Down Under perform together. Come Celebrate with Anthony, Greg, Murray, and Jeff at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, July 31st for two shows at 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM!
The Celebration Tour, which will correspond with the release of their new DVD and CD, “The Wiggles Big Birthday,” will honor over two decades of Wiggly singing, dancing, and performances for children and their parents. Beginning in 2013, The Wiggles will launch a new lineup that will usher in an exciting new era for future generations of children to continue to delight in the Wiggles unique brand of music, fun and learning. The group’s founder, Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, will be joined on stage by Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, and the first-ever female Wiggle, Emma Watkins, who have been handpicked by the group to become the Purple, Red and Yellow Wiggles.
Tickets for Atlanta are on sale now and are available through all Ticketmaster locations (www.ticketmaster.com) or by calling 800-745-3000 and the venue box office. Prices range from $15.00 - $75.50 (additional facility fees, service charges and $.50 donation to Reach Out and Read may apply). $75.50 tickets in the Wiggles VIP section are limited, and will include the best seats in the house, an exclusive gift, an activity sheet and your last chance to dance along with The Original Wiggles themselves!
Come and wiggle in the aisles for The Celebration Tour! The Wiggles are excited to bring their highly interactive, fun and educational message to Atlanta! Audience participation features include:
- Start the fun at home by creating a giant wiggly sign.
- Having fun with your favorite wiggly pal as they sing and dance through the audience.
- Dress up as your favorite character.
- Yelling “Wake up, Jeff!” whenever the loveable Purple Wiggle falls asleep onstage.
Children can have even more wiggly fun while they wait for the show by visiting www.WiggleTime.com, The Wiggles’ very own virtual world created specifically for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can monitor their child’s progress and have access to premium promotional offers, contests, merchandise discounts and presale Wiggles tickets! You can also follow the gang on Twitter via Twitter.com/ItsWiggleTime or become a fan of the group’s official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles.
The Wiggles are proud to announce that the U.S. school readiness initiative Reach Out and Read will be the official charity partner of their 2012 Tour. Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to “prescribe” books and encourage families to read together. Together, Reach Out and Read and The Wiggles will work to raise awareness about the importance of reading aloud to young children to ensure future success in school and in life.
Reach Out and Read doctors and nurses serve more than 4 million children and their families annually at 4,946 pediatric practices, hospitals, clinics and health centers in all 50 states. In Georgia, 57 hospitals and clinics participate in Reach Out and Read, serving 66,075 children annually. Parents who participate in the evidence-based program read to their children more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and a six-month developmental edge. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will be used to support Reach Out and Read programs across the United States.
About The Wiggles
The Wiggles, the world’s #1 preschool entertainers, performed over 350 shows to more than 1.5 million fans since 2005 in the United States alone. The Wiggles perform over 200 shows annually across four continents. The Wiggles are seen on TV in over 120 countries worldwide. Fans can catch The Wiggles on television exclusively in the U.S. on 24-hour preschool network Sprout as hosts of Sprout’s Wiggly Waffle, which airs every weekday morning from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Beginning July 7, 2012, fans can also watch The Wiggles on NBC’s new Saturday morning preschool block, NBC Kids. The Wiggles have sold more than 23 million DVDs and videos, 7 million CDs and 8 million books in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. You can also follow the gang on Twitter via Twitter.com/ItsWiggleTime or become a fan of their official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles.
About Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness by giving new books to children and critical advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at regular pediatric checkups. The program begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities. Along with the free book for every child, doctors and nurses also provide guidance to the parents about the importance of reading aloud with their children every day. The research proves that families served by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies, stronger language skills, and a six-month developmental edge over their peers. Nationwide, Reach Out and Read doctors and nurses serve more than 4 million children and their families annually at 4,946 pediatric practices, hospitals, clinics, and health centers in all 50 states. To learn more, visit www.reachoutandread.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/reachoutandread and follow us on Twitter @reachoutandread.
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The League of Historic American Theatres
2011 Awards to Fox Theatre/Atlanta Landmarks, Inc. and Jeff Greene
The League of Historic American Theatres, Inc., celebrating excellence in the preservation, restoration and sustainable operation of historic theatres throughout North America, presented its 2011 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award to Fox Theatre/Atlanta Landmarks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA and its 2011 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award to Jeff Greene, President of EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc. in New York, NY.
League President James Boese, Vice President of Nederlander Producing Company of America, New York, NY, announced the awards during a luncheon on July 13, 2011, opening the League’s 35th Anniversary Conference, hosted by Proctors in Schenectady, NY, a community transformed through the efforts of a single historic theatre.
Presenting the Outstanding Historic Theatre Award to Molly Fortune, Director of Restoration, Boese acknowledged the Atlanta Fox Theatre’s significant accomplishments and excellence in community impact, quality of programs and services, quality of physical restoration and ability to inspire excellence among other historic theatres. John Bell, President & CEO of the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, FL, who nominated the Fox for the annual award, praised the “Fabulous Fox” as “a monumental success story in our field.”
“Atlanta’s storied landmark theatre,” said Bell, “is an exemplary institution in which community, preservation, and theatrics come together to create a project worthy of celebration and recognition by the field of historic theatres. Perhaps no other theatre in America has had such a direct and indirect impact on so many other historic theatres as the Fox. One of the early success stories in America’s historic theatre movement, the Fox inspired countless communities across the South and the nation to rediscover their own community’s historic theatres, which were often abandoned, neglected and endangered. Its high profile dramatic rescue galvanized the resolve of many other communities to save and restore their own historic theatre treasures.”
The Fox and Atlanta have benefited from savvy management teams which have recognized how to optimize the facility’s assets to maximize income and community access. With 4,678 seats and two full sized ballrooms in a large city, the Fox generates significant box office and event revenues, posting net profits for the past 30 years that have been reinvested in the non-profit theatre’s programs and restoration.
The Fox has recently recognized and built upon its unique capacities by creating The Fox Theatre Institute (www.foxtheatreinstitute.org) to foster arts development, preservation standards, community building, and economic development for historic theatres as well as arts communities throughout Georgia. This first of a kind program is free of charge, funded solely by Atlanta Landmarks, and includes a partnership network of more than 200 organizations throughout the state. The Fox, by example and through the Fox Theatre Institute, serves as a model of success for American historic theaters in programming, in restoration and in financial management.
Presenting the Outstanding Individual Contribution Award to Jeff Greene, President of EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc., League President Boese praised Greene’s vision, dedication and significant contributions, materially assisting in the restoration and preservation of nearly 200 historic theatres, contributing to their continued service to their communities. Donald Telford, President and CEO of San Diego Theatres in San Diego, CA, in his nomination described Jeff Greene’s and his company’s key role in the study, research, investigation, planning and restoration of historic theatres in at least 32 states. “In many of these projects,” Telford said, “Jeff helped community leaders and theatre managers who possessed passion and vision for the restoration of their theatre, but needed expertise, experience and knowledge to realize their dreams.”
Since founding his company in 1978, Jeff Greene has led its growth into one of the largest and most prominent painting and decorative arts studios in the U.S. Throughout his career, Greene has revived nearly forgotten artistic and decorative techniques by learning from aging masters in the U.S. and abroad, including decorative painting, fine art and architectural ornament, ornamental plaster, scagliola, marble and metals. With extensive knowledge of both the formulation of historic and modern paints, as well as the history of their application, Jeff Greene often serves as a consultant for the restoration of historic interior finishes, including scientific conservation testing and the preparation of paint and plaster analysis.
A long-time League member and former board member, Greene has contributed generously to the national association, including creating the award statues that the League presents each year, acknowledging excellence in the field of historic theatres. “It is fitting,” said Telford, “that after all his many years of service to the League, Jeff receives one these awards, as proper recognition of his outstanding individual contributions to our field.”
About the League of Historic American Theatres, Inc.
The League of Historic American Theatres, Inc., a non-profit association dedicated to sustaining America’s historic theatres for the benefit of their communities and future generations, is a growing network of more than 325 historic theatres across the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1976, the League has been making a strategic transition from an organization best known for a membership that helps save historic theatres to a membership increasingly concerned with the tools, techniques and technologies of sustaining historic theatres.
The League serves members through educational programs, publications, specialized services and an annual conference and theatre tour, facilitating the exchange of information and resources for improving their historic theatres, their business and their communities.
For additional information, visit the League’s web site at: www.lhat.org.
State Awards Heritage Tourism Grants for Historic Theater Projects
The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and the Fox Theatre Institute announce that they have jointly awarded five grants totaling $10,000 for heritage tourism theater projects located throughout the state. The partnership grant program was created in response to the increasing interest Georgians have in the preservation and promotion of historic theaters located within their communities. This special Historic Theater Heritage Tourism Grant Program is funded by GDEcD and will be administered by HPD, with technical support from the Fox Theatre Institute.
The six award recipients are:
- The Statesboro Arts Council - $2,500 for a puppet show history of Bulloch County at the Averitt Center for the Arts
- The President Theatre, Inc. - $2,000 for a brochure, signage and marketing to promote the theater.
- The City of Toccoa - $2,000 to produce a historic structure report for the Schaefer Center (formerly the Ritz Theater).
- The Springer Opera House Arts Association, Inc. - $1,715 to produce a brochure for the opera house.
- The Theatre Guild Valdosta - $960 to produce a brochure and slideshow on the history of the Dosta Theater.
- The Washington Little Theater, Inc. - $825 to produce a promotional brochure and upgrade the theater’s website.
HPD Director David Crass said, "This 50%/50% matching grant program was created by the three organizations to promote and raise awareness of Georgia’s historic theaters through heritage tourism. Even though these are modest ‘seed’ grants, their ripple effect often spurs other preservation/tourism projects at the theater, as well as at other historic resources within the community. ” GDEcD’s Tourism Product Development Director Bruce Green said, "Georgia's historic theaters represent one of the more significant landmarks within a community. We are pleased to have been able to offer this funding, thereby providing the 'seed' capital to assess and promote the cultural infrastructure found in our local communities." Fox Theatre Institute Director of Restoration Molly Fortune said, “This grant program reinforces our mission to assist historic theater throughout Georgia.”
The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources serves as Georgia’s state historic preservation office. Their mission is to promote the preservation and use of historic places for a better Georgia. HPD’s programs include archaeology protection and education, environmental review, grants, historic resource surveys, tax incentives, the National Register of Historic Places, community planning and technical assistance.
The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sound environmental practices.
The Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, video and music projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development
The Fox Theatre Institute is the only comprehensive theatre preservation organization in the United States and is the premiere resource for historic theatre restoration and revitalization in Georgia. By offering break-through mentoring programs, preservation expertise, operational counseling, and educational opportunities, we can motivate and nurture those theatres seeking guidance. Our goal is to create a movement of progress that will foster arts development, preservation standards, community building, and economic development for historic theatres as well as sustain arts communities throughout Georgia.