Sanders Family Christmas
December 5 – 14, 2014
Atlanta Lyric Theatre is proud to announce a holiday addition to its lineup! They’re back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the Marietta Square to celebrate the holidays with faith,family, and old-fashioned fun. Sanders Family Christmas, stars members of the original Theatre in the Square cast! World War II provides the dramatic underpinning to the story of a family living in the rural town of Mount Pleasant, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. They are about to say a bittersweet goodbye to their only son, who is shipping out with the Marine Corps. But before he goes, the Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe and the Sanders family attempt to raise the spirits of their faithful flock (the audience) in a rousing and energetic Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols.
Sanders Family Christmas performs at First United Methodist Church of Marietta’s Family Life Hall (56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta – MAP IT).
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!
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.”
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.
*Season titles and dates subject to change.