Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Casting Announced for Georgia Shakespeare's 2009 Summer Festival

Local award-winning actors Daniel Thomas May and Courtney Patterson tapped to play leads in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Georgia Shakespeare's producing artistic director Richard Garner has announced that local award-winning actors Daniel Thomas May and Courtney Patterson have been tapped to play Brick and Maggie Pollitt in Tennessee Williams' sizzling Southern tale of family deception, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, June 25 to August 1 at the Conant Performing Arts Center (4484 Peachtree Rd. NE).

Recently named two of the best actors in the city by The Atlantan,, Mr. May and Ms. Patterson have been performing together with Georgia Shakespeare for over six years, playing opposite one another in A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet and Metamorphoses among others.

"It was very evident throughout the audition process that Daniel and Courtney have an electric on-stage chemistry and have built a rapport with one another through their many years of work together at Georgia Shakespeare," Garner said. "Maggie and Brick are one of the great couples of the American stage and Courtney and Daniel are at the perfect point in their careers to tackle them head on. We'll be seeing fireworks when these two take the stage."

In addition to Mr. May and Ms. Patterson, the cast for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof includes the return of Associate Artist Tim McDonough in the powerhouse role of Big Daddy. This role marks Mr. McDonough's return to Georgia Shakespeare after a five-year hiatus. Previous Georgia Shakespeare roles include King Lear and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. Playing opposite Mr. McDonough is Megan McFarland, last seen at Georgia Shakespeare in Antigone, as Big Mama. The cast also includes Tess Malis Kincaid as Mae and Associate Artist Brad Sherrill as Gooper. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company and former Artistic Director of Actor's Express.

In addition to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Georgia Shakespeare's 2009 Summer Festival includes Shakespeare's romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream and his rarely produced Titus Andronicus.

When the Fairy King Oberon (Brad Sherrill) decides to meddle in the affairs of the foolish mortals - and immortals - that inhabit a moonlit forest, the magical potion of one little flower causes an awful lot of mayhem in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 10 - July 31.

Directed by John Dillon (Coriolanus, Julius Caesar), A Midsummer Night's Dream features Tess Malis Kincaid as Titania, Daniel Thomas May as Demetrius, Joe Knezevich as Lysander, Allison Leigh Corke as Helena, Sarah M. Johnson as Hermia, and Michael Bradley Cohen as Puck. Long-time Georgia Shakespeare favorite Chris Kayser plays Nick Bottom and is joined by a band of rude mechanicals portrayed by Neal A. Ghant (Frances Flute), Brian Harrison (Snug the Joiner), Tim McDonough (Snout) and Chris Ensweiler (Quince).

Vengeance is in the air when Georgia Shakespeare presents Titus Andronicus, an epic story of a Roman general who returns home in triumph with a perilous war trophy - Goth Queen Tamora - which sets in motion a vicious cycle of revenge and retribution. Titus Andronicus runs July 9 - August 2 and promises to be an explosive blend of Pulp Fiction meets the Bard as director Richard Garner brings Shakespeare's most outrageous play to Atlanta audiences.

Leading the cast is Tess Malis Kincaid as Goth Queen Tamora. Joe Knezevich plays Roman Emperor Saturninus, the husband who helps Tamora get her revenge on Titus Andronicus (Chris Kayser) and his daughter Lavinia (Sarah M. Johnson). The cast also includes Michael Bradley Cohen, Allison Leigh Corke, Chris Ensweiler, Neal A. Ghant, Brian Harrison, Daniel Thomas May, Tim McDonough, Megan McFarland, Courtney Patterson and Brad Sherrill.

In addition to the productions mentioned above, Georgia Shakespeare's 2009 season includes the Family Classic Series production of Alice in Wonderland (July 18 - August 1), a one-week special engagement of Rick Miller's MacHomer (August 26 - 30) and Shakespeare's political drama Julius Caesar (October 10 - November 1). More details may be found below.

Subscriptions to Georgia Shakespeare's 2009 Season (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Titus Andronicus and Julius Caesar) are currently available for as low as $60 each. Single tickets range from $15 to $45 each and are on sale now. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. MacHomer tickets go on sale June 1, however subscribers may order tickets in advance. For more information, visit or call 404.264.0020.

In addition to award-winning theatre, Georgia Shakespeare offers an experience like none other in Atlanta. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy al fresco dining on the theatre's furnished picnic grounds. Guests may bring their own meals or have their dinners waiting when they order in advance from Terra Terroir, Georgia Shakespeare's official 2009 caterer. Visit for more information.

Thirty minutes prior to every performance, guests are invited to attend Terrace Talks, a free pre-show orientation with members of Georgia Shakespeare's artistic staff. Terrace Talks take place on the picnic grounds.
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Georgia Shakespeare's 2009 Season At a Glance

A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare
Directed by John DillonJune 10 - July 31, 2009
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performances: June 10 & 11 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: June 12 at 8:00 p.m.
About the play: When the Fairy King Oberon decides to meddle in the affairs of the foolish mortals - and immortals - that inhabit a moonlit forest, the magical potion of one little flower causes an awful lot of mayhem in Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
June 25 - August 1
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performance: June 25 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: June 26 at 8:00 p.m.
About the play: A family gathering to celebrate "Big Daddy" Pollitt's birthday unveils long-kept secrets and schemes to gain a share of Big Daddy's wealthy Southern estate. Tennessee Williams' story of a Southern family in crisis has become a true American classic. Parental discression is advised.

Titus Andronicus
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard Garner
July 9 - August 2
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performance: July 9 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: July 10 at 8:00 p.m.
About the Play: Shakespeare's most outrageous play, Titus Andronicus is the epic story of a Roman general who returns home in triumph with a perilous war trophy - Goth Queen Tamora - which sets in motion a vicious cycle of revenge and retribution. Titus Andronicus is intended for mature audiences. Parental discression is strongly advised.

Alice in Wonderland
Adapted and directed by Tim Conley and Allen O'Reilly
Based on the book by Lewis Carroll
July 18 - August 1Tuesday - Saturday at 10:00 a.m.July 21 and 28 at 7:00 p.m.Tickets: $10 - $13
Family 4-Pack: $50
Preview performances: July 18 and 21 at 10:00 a.m. (no preview discounts offered)
Opening Night: July 21 at 7:00 p.m.
About the Play: Things get "curiouser and curiouser" for young Alice as she journeys down the rabbit-hole and into a magical world where rabbits talk, Mad Hatters throw tea parties, and the Red Queen is serious about her croquet. Lewis Carroll's classic tale is an adventure for the entire family.

Created and performed by Rick Miller
August 26 - 30
One Week Only!
Tickets: $15 - $45
About the Play: This one-man multi-media vocal spectacular features impressions of over 50 voices from TV's The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth! With a script that remains 85% Shakespeare, MacHomer will leave you "exhausted with laughter" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
October 9 - November 1
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performance: October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: October 10 at 8:00 p.m.
About the Play: A tale of political conspiracy, deceit, and vengeance pulled straight from Rome's rich history. After Brutus and Cassius plot to assassinate the emperor, Julius Caesar, the conspirators are pursued across Italy, climaxing in one final battle.

Visit Georgia Shakespeare's website for a complete calendar of the 2009 season.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Georgia Shakespeare Receives $25,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Theatre will participate in Shakespeare for a New Generation Initiative

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Atlanta's Georgia Shakespeare with a $25,000 grant to participate in Shakespeare for a New Generation for 2009 - 2010. The grant will allow Georgia Shakespeare to expand its professional tour production of Macbeth to 15 schools in underserved areas of Georgia, western North Carolina, and southeastern Alabama. Additional activities will include workshops for students and professional development for teachers. Georgia Shakespeare is one of 37 arts organizations from around the country to be selected for this year's program.

"We are honored to once again be selected to participate in this important initiative," said Georgia Shakespeare producing artistic director Richard Garner. "Shakespeare for a New Generation allows us to bring our professional school tour to areas of the southeast that might not otherwise have exposure to classic literature performed live on stage. By bringing Shakespeare's work to life, offering interactive workshops and working directly with teachers, we hope to ignite a life-long love for literature and Shakespeare that will have lasting effects on the students we reach through this program." The 2009 - 2010 grant cycle marks Georgia Shakespeare's fourth year of being selected for the competitive program.

Macbeth will be performed as part of Georgia Shakespeare's expanded Will on Wheels program, in which five classic-themed plays tour the southeast from September, 2009 through April, 2010. In addition to Macbeth, 2009/2010 titles include Alice in Wonderland, American Tall Tales: Stories from Edgar Allen Poe, Bard's Best: Lovers, Poets & Madmen, and Global Celebrations: Holidays of Light. All productions are performed by the Will Power Ensemble, Georgia Shakespeare's cast of professional actors/teaching artists and meet Georgia State Education Performance Standards. For more information, visit

Part of the NEA's Shakespeare in American Communities initiative, Shakespeare for a New Generation targets middle and high school students, introducing young people to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program already has benefited more than one million students and their teachers with live performances and educational activities. The program also has provided employment to more than 1,200 theater artists, including actors, directors, stage managers, and scenic designers.

Including the newly selected companies, more than 80 of the nation's theater companies have taken part in the NEA's Shakespeare program since its inception. By June 2009, participating theater companies will have presented performances at 3,600 schools in 2,300 communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

To enhance the educational impact of Shakespeare for a New Generation, the NEA also has developed free, multimedia educational resource kits. To date, more than 65,000 toolkits have been distributed to classroom teachers. Included in the kits are a teacher's guide with lesson plans, a recitation contest guide, Fun with Shakespeare brochure with word games and trivia, a timeline poster, a CD, and two educational DVDs. These resources can be ordered free of charge from
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jungle Comes to Life at Newnan Community Theatre

A book comes to life this April with Newnan Community Theatre Company's next show in their 2009 Season, The Jungle Book.

The adapatation by Joseph Robinette includes the introduction of author Rudyard Kipling. Young Kipling (portrayed by Jaylon Person) is sent from his Bombay home to a British boarding school. At the school, he encounters his own jungle of people. They parallel the animal jungle in his book, one of literature's most enduring classics.

The play includes all of the beloved characters - Mowgli the Indian boy (Reven Hutzelman) and his friends Bagheera (Wyatt Gentry) and Baloo (Sam Wall). Plus of course there is Shere Kahn, the evil tiger (Kain Rieger).

Filled with excitement and humor, the play highlights the struggle of good versus evil, friendship, and loyalty.

Other main cast members are Chandler Mayo (Baby Mowgli), Jake Azarowic (Price/Akela), Sean Owens (Hanley/Tabaqui), Casey Brown (Mother Wolf), James Chappell and Taylor Marshall (Wolf Cubs), Katie Ruttinger (Kaa), Tobie Otte (Rann), Alex Naughton and Davis McCondichie (Hathi the Elephant), Ivanna Osma (Indian Mother), and Savani Rieger (Indian Daughter).

Rounding out the cast as wolves, monkeys, other animals and children are Jonathan Phillips, Christian Pullen, Joey Mathis, Andy Callaway, Cody hammock, Lyndon Marshall, Jason Abranham, Danielle Madison, Annabelle Shiver, Hailey Thomas, Katie Kemp, Allison Abraham, and McKenna Schmidt.

The play is being directed by Laurel Alford, NCTC's Director of Youth Activities. It is rated G. Show dates are April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26. On Fridays and Saturdays, the show begins at 8 pm. On Sundays it begins at 2:30.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors (55+), and $10 for children (12 and under). Reservations are recommended. They can be made by calling the theatre at (770) 683-6282 or emailing Seating is limited and this show is being performed in the black box.

NCTC is located at 24 1st Avenue in downtown Newnan. For more information on the theatre, visit their website at
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Proudly Announces Its 2009-10 Season

September 2009 – May 2010

Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®, and Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are proud to announce the 2009–10 Season for the Alliance Stage, the decidedly underground Hertz Stage and the Alliance Children’s Theatre. The 41st season celebrates music, dance and comedy in a fashion only live theatre can deliver. The 2009-10 Season boasts four world premieres and four wildly unique musicals. These incredible productions speak to the reputation the Alliance has built and lived for more than four decades. (Current production dates are shown in parenthesis.)

Alliance Stage Productions

· Remember that song… that dance… that special someone – that moment when you fell in love and fell in love again. Wrap yourself in romance as Twyla Tharp makes the music of America’s greatest singer dance off the stage. Come Fly With Me opens the season with the voice of singing legend Frank Sinatra, set to the Broadway genius of Twyla Tharp’s breathtaking choreography (last seen in Broadway’s Movin’ Out). This World Premiere theatre-dance celebration features music that makes us swoon to such memorable hits as “Pick Yourself Up,” “Witchcraft” and “My Way.” Gorgeous vocals. A big band. A great night out. The musical is conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp. This will be a rare, not-to-be-missed event. Come fly with us! (Sept. 16 – Oct. 11, 2009)

· Broadway legend André De Shields debuts at the Alliance in the fall, starring in David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre. This ode to the art form delves into the lives of two actors: the veteran and the bright-eyed up-and-comer. Directed by critically acclaimed
writer/director Robert O’Hara (In the Continuum, off-Broadway and internationally), the play gives the audience access to the performers' lives both onstage and off. (Oct. 28 – Nov. 15, 2009)

· One Alliance Theatre production on the main stage is still to be determined. It will be a musical. Is it a beloved classic or a World Premiere? Stay tuned… (January – February 2010)

· The final production on the main stage for the 2009-10 Season defies logic – and gravity – in a topsy-turvy, timeless tale of a little girl who journeys through the looking glass to become a queen. Lookingglass Alice is based on Lewis Carroll's popular “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and will keep both adults and kids spellbound. Audiences will marvel as Alice floats, falls and flies overhead in this gymnastic production adapted and directed by Lookingglass Theatre Company Artistic Director David Catlin. The show, produced on a radically reconfigured Alliance Stage, is filled with high flying acrobatics that put the wonder back in Wonderland. (Mar. 31 – May 2, 2010)

Hertz Stage Productions

· The Second City is back at the Alliance! Just in time for the holiday season, the hit comedy team from Chicago will once again transform the Hertz Stage into an underground comedy club for a World Premiere revue. The Second City: Peach Drop, Stop and Roll is an original comedy ready to take on all things Atlanta. The hilarious revue is created in partnership with Chicago’s fabled The Second City, renown for producing the most accomplished comedians and writers in contemporary America (i.e., Steve Carell, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers and Tina Fey). A great gift of laughter for Atlanta’s holiday season. (Nov. 6 – Dec. 13, 2009)

· Tennis in Nablus is the sixth winner of the nationally recognized Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. Written by emerging playwright Ismail Khalidi, this World Premiere provides an unexpected view of Palestine, circa 1939. Tennis in Nablus looks at Palestine’s embattled status through the eyes of a lifelong rebel, his wife (a writer of anti-colonial tracts) and his enterprising young nephew. It is a play about allegiance, struggle and crisis, where events and people are not what they seem. (Jan. 29 – Feb. 21, 2010)

· The Alliance Theatre is thrilled to welcome master storyteller and nationally acclaimed solo performer Mike Daisey with his latest monologue, The Last Cargo Cult. In it, he tells the true-life unbelievable tale of a religion created by Pacific Islanders around abandoned American military bases. Daisey traveled to the South Pacific to meet and live with these islanders, and he weaves their stories of trust, belief and sympathetic magic against our own culture’s version of the cargo cult: the story of our current international financial crisis. The Last Cargo Cult uses both worlds to tell a darkly hilarious and shockingly true story that examines our universal desire to accumulate goods and power. The monologue is created and performed by Mike Daisey, and directed by his longtime collaborator, Jean-Michele Gregory. (Mar. 19 – Apr. 11, 2010)

Family Series

· Rosemary Newcott, The Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, once again demonstrates her talent for understanding the rhythms and energy of Disney classics by staging Mulan in the theatrically inventive style of Aladdin and Seussical the Musical. Based on the 1998 Disney film “Mulan” and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci, Mulan is the tale of a heroic young girl in China posing as a man in order to serve the Emperor. An adventure of a lifetime provides a lesson in overcoming adversity in a tale that will entertain and empower. (Feb. 24 – Mar. 21, 2010)

Special Holiday Show

· Scrooge is back! A Christmas Carol, our holiday gift to Atlanta, is back for its 20th smash year. This Broadway-scale musical features the best singers and actors Atlanta has to offer. Full of beloved songs of the holiday season, it is an Atlanta tradition. Rosemary Newcott will transform this heartwarming classic into a lavish feast for the eyes, ears, heart and soul. (Nov. 27 – Dec. 24, 2009)

Subscriptions to the Alliance Theatre 2009-10 Season are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 404.733.4600 (Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Single tickets go on sale later this summer.

Visit for more information about the next season.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Summer Drama Camp Promises Imaginative Journey

Once again, Fayette County-based Offshoot Productions is offering a stimulating theatre camp in conjunction with the Tyrone Recreation Department. The camp meets July 20 to 24 from 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. and focuses on the creation of “The Cinderella Chronicles.” Developed through improvisation, the play will provide a new take on the familiar story when two children find Cinderella’s diaries.

Participants aged 7 to 15 will learn important theatre techniques as they enjoy creating the characters--human, animal and fantastical--that populate Cinderella=s life. With an emphasis on character development and ensemble performance, the camp is suitable both for those with theatre experience and for newcomers to the stage. There are challenging role for both male and female campers.

The young actors will be divided into age-appropriate groups for many exercises and character development, then come together to rehearse the play, working toward an informal performance at the end of the last class.

Campers should bring a mid-afternoon snack and beverage, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Instructors include Susan M. Steadman, Ph.D., producing artistic director of Offshoot Productions, who brings more than three decades of teaching and directing experience to the project, and Paige Steadman, Offshoot’s resident composer and musical director, who is an actor in the company’s professional improvisation troupe.

The cost of the camp is $98. For registration, contact Tyrone Recreation at (770) 487-4694 or For information on camp content, contact Offshoot Productions at (770 631-2362 or
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Coweta: NCTC Planning Spring Beautification

Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) is pleased to announce it is about to break ground for a Spring Beautification Project. A beautiful plant and flower bed arrangement at the corner of 1st Avenue and Long Street has been planned and is scheduled to be completed by April 25th.

Rosemary Coakley is supervising the venture and some of our key community and theatre volunteers are facilitating the project to completion. They include Darcy Myatt, Tracy Owens, John and Sue Chappell, and Karen Ronfeldt. NCTC House Manager Sam Gentry is reaching out to the community and asking for your involvement and support in supplying items needed for this Spring Beautification Project.

Some of the items needed are border material (treated wood and rocks), flowers, dirt, plants, cactus, and mulch. If you or your business is interested in supplying any of these items, please contact Sam Gentry at 678-378-4120 or at

NCTC is located at 24 1st Avenue in downtown Newnan. They have been providing live entertainment for over 30 years. Upcoming shows include The Jungle Book and Lucky Stiff. For more information about theatre, visit their website at
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Atlanta Broadway Series Announces 2009-2010 Season

Escape to Broadway for Four Great Nights of Theatre at the Cobb Energy Centre

Following a spectacular debut in 2008, the new Atlanta Broadway Series launches its second season with a series of beloved Broadway hits and family favorites at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in 2009 and 2010. Local theatergoers will be treated to the ultimate escape with premier entertainment offerings including 101 Dalmatians, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Fiddler on the Roof and Avenue Q.

“After experiencing great success with our debut season, we are thrilled to return back with such a strong line-up for patrons,” comments Stephanie Parker, vice president of the Atlanta Broadway Series. “The 2009-2010 Season is packed with something for everyone – from fun family favorites to more sophisticated programming that will appeal to mature audiences.”

The 2009-2010 season of the Atlanta Broadway Series includes:

October 28 – November 1, 2009
101 DALMATIANS THE MUSICAL is an experience for the entire family about what it means to be a family, canine and courageous. More than a simple story about good versus bad, the family bands together to overcome every hurdle and hardship in the most difficult times. Led by the creative team of Jerry Zaks (La Cage Auz Folles, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Everybody Loves Raymond), B.T. McNicholl (Spamalot, Billy Elliot, Cabaret) and Dennis DeYoung (founding member of the rock group Styx, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), 101 DALMATIANS THE MUSICAL will transport audiences to a slightly topsy-turvy, exciting, and altogether fantastic reality that gives grand license for song, dance and spectacle in a one-of-a-kind show that will leave everyone cheering. Special Thursday matinee show will be available.

December 1 – 6, 2009
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have... (mystery chords!) THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's most intriguing, most thrilling, most riotous, most UNMISSABLE comedy smash! The mind-blowing cast of 4 plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. WINNER! 2 TONY AWARDS® ! HILARIOUS FUN FOR THEATRE-LOVERS OF ALL AGES! The New York Post calls it “the most entertaining show on Broadway!”

March 16 – 21, 2010
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, The Tony Award winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal, embarks on its North American Tour. In what is a huge theatrical feat, audiences will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Chaim Topol, star of the original motion picture, in his farewell performance of the award winning role that made him legendary in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatre with TOPOL's farewell performance in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

May 18 – 23, 2010
AVENUE Q is Broadway's smash-hit Tony Award® winner for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called "one of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see" by Entertainment Weekly, AVENUE Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way. The New Yorker calls it "SUBVERSIVE and UPROARIOUS!" Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Atlanta Broadway Series 2009-2010 season specials will include:

November 19-22, 2009
THE WORLD FAMOUS ROCKETTES and their eye-high kicks return to Atlanta this holiday season in the 2009 edition of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR! Fill your heart with Christmas as a cast and crew of over 100 members brings America’s beloved family holiday tradition back to the Fox Theatre. Delight in the dynamic precision of the legendary “Parade of Wooden Soldiers,” and re-live that very special, first Christmas in the awe-inspiring, Living Nativity. THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR is the perfect holiday gift for the WHOLE FAMILY!

This show is playing at The Fox Theatre, but subscribers to the Atlanta Broadway Series will receive a priority purchase opportunity for tickets to the holiday performance when they renew their 2009-2010 season tickets.

The 2009-2010 Atlanta Broadway Series season packages are on sale now with prices ranging from $89 to $345. Season ticket prices will vary depending on the number of shows chosen, the number of performances, show time, day of the week and seating location. New subscriptions may be ordered online at, by phone at 1-877-451-7469 (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and by fax at 1-800-535-2929. As part of an eco-friendly initiative, the Atlanta Broadway Series will be sending renewal invoices to subscribers via email this year and encouraging patrons to subscribe online for the new season.

The Atlanta Broadway Series is also offering a four-part installment payment plan this year to help ticket buyers with season purchases, and early birds can take advantage of a special discount offer. Those who purchase or renew a subscription before April 24 will receive $10 off the price of each season package ordered.

Tickets to individual shows in the 2009-2010 season are not available for purchase at this time. Single-show tickets typically go on sale to the general public six to eight weeks prior to Opening Night. However, Season Ticket Holders have the unique opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. For more information on the 2009-2010 Season, or to order online, please visit Reservations for groups of 20 or more for individual shows can be made at this time by calling 404-881-2000.

Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (All times are subject to change). An audio described performance for the visually impaired and an American Sign Language-interpreted performance for the deaf are available for each pre-determined Saturday matinee of each presentation.

The Atlanta Broadway Series, created in partnership by WH Management Group and Key Brand Entertainment, is a new series of blockbuster Broadway programming presented at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a state-of-the-art venue that opened to popular and critical acclaim in September 2007.

About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a $145 million, state-of-the-art facility, is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational shows, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts three resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Broadway Series and The Atlanta Opera. The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Jr. Ballroom and other meeting spaces, 1,000 parking spaces including a 700-space parking deck, and full-service food and beverage capabilities. The Centre, part of the Cobb-Galleria complex, is governed by the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority. Additional information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is available at
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