The Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Upcoming Shows

2016-2017 Season

 

one-moore-timeOne Moore Time
October 7 @ 8PM
Lyric Studio in the Square

Enjoy an evening of music, wine, love, and laughter as powerhouse tenor Eric Moore (“The Full Monty,” “Dreamgirls,”Ain’t Misbehavin’) and pianist extraordinaire S. Renee Clark (“Dreamgirls”) present a cabaret featuring the many tunes, shows, and experiences that showcase their incredible careers in the entertainment industry. Follow their journey through such well known hits as “Georgia On My Mind,” What A Wonderful World,” “Old Black Magic,” “Honey Suckle Rose,” “Rain,” “Summertime,” and “Take the A Train.”

 

 

A Chorus LineA Chorus Line
October 21 — November 6, 2016
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante; Lyrics by Edward Kleban; Music by Marvin Hamlisch

In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for — with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives! It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed — to have the chance to dance. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. A Chorus Line contains mature content and may not be suitable for children under 12.

 

 

deb-bowman-jazz-cabaretA Jazz Cabaret featuring Deb Bowman
November 11 & 12 @ 8PM
Lyric Studio in the Square

Dynamo Deb Bowman returns to the Lyric Studio after her thrilling performance as Velma Kelly in The Atlanta Lyric’s 2014 production of Chicago the Musical. Bowman combines song styling, comedy, and story into an intimate New York style cabaret you won’t want to miss. She has performed worldwide with her unique cabaret shows and is honored to bring “A Jazz Cabaret” to the Atlanta Lyric Studio in the Square, November 11th & 12th at 8PM. Individual seats $25. Table of four including a bottle of wine $125.

 

Peter PanPeter Pan
December 9 & 10, 2016
Cobb Energy Centre

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; Music by Morris “Moose” Charlap; Additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Additional music by Jule Styne; Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, PETER PAN is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying TONY Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for over 60 years.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates, and of course the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

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Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar Quartet
February 10 – 26, 2017
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott; Featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins
Produced as a co-production with Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Million Dollar Quartet is the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and heartwarming. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame… at Million Dollar Quartet!

 

 

Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ Superstar
April 7 – 23, 2017
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

 

 

Disney's Beauty and the BeastDisney’s Beauty and the Beast
June 9 – 25, 2017
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice; Music by Alan Menken

Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries.

 

 

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