Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 7 – 23, 2013
Sponsored by Ken and Trish Byers
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice - The well-known biblical tale of a young man with a very special gift and some very big adventures! When Joseph receives a wondrous colorful coat from his father, his jealous brothers take matters into their own hands. In Egypt, however, his fortunes take an unexpected turn for the better when he helps a troubled – but rockin’ – Pharaoh. A delightful, eclectic pop score by Andrew Lloyd Webber highlights this timeless favorite for audiences of all ages.
Aug 9 – 25, 2013
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom are ever present as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show, hiring a director, raising the money, and finally going to prison for their misdeeds. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”
Guys and Dolls
Oct 25 – Nov 10, 2013
Set in vivid, mid-20th century New York City and buoyed by a Frank Loesser score that is among the most immortal works in theater history, GUYS AND DOLLS is an American classic that has been called “the perfect musical comedy.” Featuring an eclectic ensemble of high-rolling gambler “guys,” well-meaning missionary “dolls,” and brassy-voiced showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS is a toe-tappingly fun and romantic fable about gambling men and the strong-willed women who love them. Featuring such classics as “Luck Be A Lady,” “I’ll Know,” “Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat,” and, of course, the title song.
Music and Lyric by Irving Berlin, Libretto by David Ives and Paul Blake – Don’t worry about the weather forecast — it’s going to be a WHITE CHRISTMAS at Atlanta Lyric Theatre! Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film, this merry musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont inn — and end up finding love with two singing sisters under the mistletoe. With laughter, crazy plot turns, Broadway-size production numbers, and the unforgettable music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, WHITE CHRISTMAS is a brightly wrapped holiday gift.
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Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies
January 3 – 19, 2014
The musical legacy of “The Duke” is celebrated in Duke Ellington’s SOPHISTICATED LADIES, a stylish and brassy retrospective that has taken audiences and critics alike by storm throughout the world. Winner of two Tony Awards, SOPHISTICATED LADIES is a glorious re-creation of the Duke Ellington big band sound and features all his most famous numbers, from the infamous Speak Easy era of the Cotton Club up to his death, including “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll,” and the haunting “In a Sentimental Mood.” Featuring The Atlanta Lyric Orchestra and some of the metro area’s most talented performers, this song and dance extravaganza is an abundance of riches from the most sophisticated and sassy jazz king of them all!
April 4 – 20, 2014
The sun will come out at The Lyric when the legendary musical ANNIE returns to delight a new generation of theatregoers. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. And now, alongside her signature pal dog, Sandy, she’s set her sights on making us grin from ear to ear as she inspires a whole new millennium. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, ANNIE - with Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and Book by Thomas Meehan, makes its Lyric debut in a brand new production. The score includes the optimistic anthem “Tomorrow,” plus “Maybe,” “Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” “NYC,” and more.
June 13 – 29, 2014
Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” With music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez and book by Mr. Idle, SPAMALOT tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences are eating up SPAMALOT.
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