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.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS
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!”
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
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:
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
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 www.AtlantaBroadwaySeries.com, 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 www.AtlantaBroadwaySeries.com. 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 www.cobbenergycentre.com.
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