The Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Upcoming Shows

2014-2015 Season

Catch Me If You Can
February 13 – March 1, 2015

Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Scott Wittman
Book by Terrence McNally

Based on the hit DreamWorks film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end…and finds something he never expected.  Nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Catch Me If You Can will make its regional premiere at The Lyric!

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Craigslist Chronicles
March 6 & 7, 2015

CRAIGSLIST CHRONICLES is an original cabaret starring husband and wife comedy team Emily and Candler Budd with a motley crew of outrageous characters from actual Craigslist ads. It features songs we all know and love from the 60’s to today, inspired by the characters themselves. The show also has the great, Wesley Morgan on piano! The Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:00 PM.

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Craigslist Chronicles performs at the Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square (12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta – MAP IT).

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
(Jr. Lyric Series)
March 21 – 29, 2015

Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling classic book. The production will take place at the Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square (12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta) Performed in one act, this delightful musical is recommended for ages 4 – 10. Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has. He wakes up with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally drops his sweater in the sink – all before breakfast! Alexander can already tell – it’s going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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Alexander performs at the Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square (12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta – MAP IT).

Damn Yankees!
April 10 – 26, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop

The Lyric welcome the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County with the classic baseball musical Damn Yankees!  Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Choreography, Damn Yankees is sure to be a homerun hit.  Based on Douglas Wallop’s “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant,” Damn Yankees gives a new twist to the legend of Faust when a devilish dealmaker offers middle-aged baseball fan Joe Boyd the chance to take his beloved Washington Senators to victory over the “damn Yankees” in return for his soul, Joe takes it.  But as the Senators’ stats soar, Joe realizes he’s losing his wife and looks for a loophole.  Enter sizzling-hot temptress Lola, a charter member of the Home-wreckers Hall of Fame.  Who will win?  We’re not telling!  This classic musical will have fans on the edge of their seats enjoying hit favorites like “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Heart,” and “Six Months Out of Every Year.”

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June 12 – 28, 2015

Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Book by Mark Bramble

The Lyric proudly presents this exhilarating musical following the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T. Barnum, America’s greatest showman.  The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made Barnum’s dreams come true.  The production follows the legendary showman’s life under the big top as he finally teamed up with J. A. Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus – the Greatest Show on Earth!  Cy Coleman’s wonderfully exuberant score includes the hits “Come Follow The Band,” “The Colors Of My Life,” and “There’s A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute.”  Barnum was a smash hit when it opened on Broadway in 1980.  Starring Glenn Close and Jim Dale, it won three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award.

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