Project Description

Savion at the Rialto (Atlanta)

Savion Glover
Savion at the Rialto (Atlanta)

World premiere of Savion at the Rialto starring Savion Glover opened at Atlanta’s Rialto Center for the Performing Arts on November 25, 2003 and ran until November 30, 2003 prior to an engagement at the Joyce Theatre, Off Broadway in New York.

Produced by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, LLC, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia State University and Maniactin, Inc.

Directed & Choreographed by Savion Glover; Musical Director: Tommy James; Lighting Design by Brenda Dolan and Costume Stylist: Yvette E. Stapleton

Starring Savion Glover with his dance company featuring Alexandria BradleyMarshall Louis Davis, Jr.,and Carter Anthony Williams along with Jazz band led by Tommy James (piano) with Patience Higgins (Saxophone/Flute), Gregory Jones (bass) and Quentin White (drums).

General Manager: Toby Simkin; Technical Director: Rich Saccoliti; Master Electrician: Robert Murray; Sound Engineer: Kenny O’Neal; Monitor Engineer: Greg Matiss; Assistant General Manager: Anne Love; Executive Assistant: Charlotte Winters andLighting Design Services: Mike-O-Matic Industries, LLC.

Press Representative: 360 Media, Inc. (Tara Murphy); Agent to Savion Glover: Carole Davis, Assistant to Ms. Davis: Shashala McFarlane; Tap Instrument: Event Systems (Rich Saccoliti); Backline supplied by Avatar Events Group; Graphic Design: After Midnight Design (Ashley Miller & Tracy Wagner); Rialto Director: Leslie Gordon; Rialto Production Manager: Andre C. Allen;

Nederlander Worldwide EntertainmentAs Executive Producer & Senior Vice President of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC since 2000, a New York based member of the Nederlander family group of companies, responsible for international development of theatrical markets, venues and shows.

Initially as General Manager, I was responsible for line producing the entire physical show, including finding lighting and sound designers, building a custom tap dance floor, engaging the company of dancers and musicians and working with Savion Glover to determine show structure.

The program was a jazz jam set to a medley of Broadway tunes, including “Singing in the Rain;” “My Favorite Things;” “Midnight,” from Cats; “Hey Big Spender,” from Sweet Charity; and Miles Davis’s “Seven Steps to Heaven.”

This was dance that was about music and Savion’s body was an instrument.

The success of this event commenced a multi-year relationship to establish Savion Worldwide LLC to produce, present and manage Savion Glover in all bookings.

Savion at the Rialto

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I also Executive Produced and General Managed other engagements for several years with Savion such as: