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2016-2017 Season

Swing of Spring Cabaret

Deb Bowman is back celebrating her 2nd  Annual “Swing of Spring,” Live at the Lyric Studio Theatre. Featuring her amazing Big Love Band: Arthur Turner on the keys, Craig Shaw on bass and Jared Lanham on percussion. Spend an evening with Cabaret master Deb, singing American Songbook standards, Broadway, Classics, and originals- all with a New York Cabaret flair. Saturday, March 25, 2017. 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM. $25 Individual ticket. $125 VIP (seats up to 4 people and includes bottle of wine). 12 Powder Springs Street Marietta, GA

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.

Conversations with Nick
May 6, 2017. 8:00 PM.

Nick Morrett, who was last seen on the Lyric Stage in “Hairspray” and “Grease,” has worked at almost every theatre in Atlanta. He made his off-Broadway debut in “Fabulous: the Musical” and in May, He will be hitting the road as Bob in his first National Tour with “Born for This: The Bebe Winans Story.” Conversations with Nick is a Cabaret featuring Broadway and Jazz Standards. Nick will be joined for the evening by Bess Yunek and Chris Nanny.  Saturday,
Doors open at 7:30 PM
$25 Individual ticket. $125 VIP (seats up to 4 people and includes bottle of wine)
12 Powder Springs Street Marietta, GA

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.

 

 

2016-2017 Season

 

My Fair LadyMY FAIR LADY
August 18 – September 3, 2017
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe
Conceived by Susan Stroman, David Thompson & Scott Ellis

This show is the standard by which all other musicals are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is gloriously triumphant. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores. Songs include “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” My Fair Lady

World Goes RoundTHE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND
October 20 – November 5, 2017
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Conceived by Susan Stroman, David Thompson & Scott Ellis

Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.

Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
February 9-25, 2018
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book by Jeffrey Lane; Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.  Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Always Patsy ClineALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
April 13-29, 2018
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Librettist Ted Swindley; Composed by Various Artist

“Always…Patsy Cline” is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.  The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all.  The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”

Disney's TarzanTARZAN
June 8 – 24, 2018
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book by David Henry Hwang; Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the ApesTarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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