The Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Upcoming Shows

phobiaPhobia
August 5 and 6, 2016
Lyric Studio

Phobia- a Sketch Comedy Cabaret about irrational fears featuring therapeutic music of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s including music by Burt Bacharach, Simon and Garfunkel, The Carpenters, and more. Starring hilarious husband and wife duo Candler and Emily Budd, the creators of the popular “Craigslist Chronicles”.


2016-2017 Season

Shrek the MusicalShrek the Musical
August 19 — September 4, 2016
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay — Abaire; Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the 2001 DreamWorks Kilm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all), and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

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.

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

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.

*Season titles and dates subject to change.

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