The wizard behind Oz

“When you need kids, call Bill Newberry,” says Theater of the Stars [TOTS] Producer Christopher B. Manos. Newberry has carved out a niche for himself as a children’s director, teaching young cast members how to sing, dance and hit their marks like professionals. This month, you can catch his handiwork in TOTS’ production of The Wizard of Oz , in which several Atlanta children play the munchkins of Oz. Encore Atlanta spoke to him about the challenges and joys of working with children…

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30.5 million theatergoers can't be wrong

Last year was a very good year for theater. According to Theatre Communications Group (TCG)’s Theatre Facts 2006 study, not-for-profit theaters contributed nearly $1.67 billion to the U.S. economy last year, not including the direct contributions made by the 30.5 million theatergoers who often go out to eat, pay for parking and hire babysitters in addition to seeing a show…

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Happy birthday Frida!

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of painter Frida Kahlo’s birth and the 50th anniversary of her husband and fellow artist Diego Rivera’s death, “Frida y Diego, Photographs of Their Lives” is …

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