Saturday, August 29, 2009

NCTC Announces New Season

An assortment of wild and wacky characters along with some tried and true characters will be gracing the main stage in 2010 at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The theatre company has recently announced its next season of plays, along with lowering ticket prices.

Seven shows are being planned. The season will debut with a comedy, “What the Butler Saw” by Joe Orton. The show is a door slamming farce about a psychologist and his wife’s romantic indiscretions. Auditions are scheduled for November 9 and 10. Show dates are January 29-31 and February 5-14.

Next up will be Arthur Miller’s classic, “Death of a Salesman.” This show has never been done at the theatre. Auditions will be February 1 and 2. Show dates are March 19-28 and April 2-4.

The big musical for the year is “Cabaret” by Joe Masteroff. “Cabaret” is the story of Sally Bowles, who performs at the Kit Kat Club. She befriends an American writer in Germany just before WWII. Liza Minelli was well-known for playing the lead role. Auditions will be May 10 and 11. Show dates are May 7-23.

Summertime brings the adventures of a surfing beach babe who happens to have split personalities and a unique criminal signature. “Psycho Beach Party” by Charles Busch will hold auditions on May 10 and 11. Show dates are June 25-27 and July 9-18. There will be no shows the weekend of July 4th.

Paul Newman directed his wife, Joanne Woodward in “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel. The story is about an unbalanced mother and her two daughters, each daughter deals with their mother’s illness differently, one mirrors her mother, while the other turns to a science experiment. Auditions are scheduled for June 28 and 29. Show dates are August 20-29 and September 3-5.

The audience is taken on an odd journey, when a woman with amnesia is kidnapped by a masked, lisping, limping, partially deaf man in “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abaire. Auditions are scheduled for August 23 and 24. Show dates are October 8-24.

The season will conclude with the heartwarming story of the “Miracle on 34th Street” which was adapted for the stage by Will Severin, Patricia DiBenedetto Snyder, and John Vreeke from the novel by Valentine Davies. Auditions will be October 11 and 12. Show dates are December 3-19.

Each 2010 show will run for three weekends. Show dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Show times are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday. Along with adding an additional weekend for each show, the theatre will be reducing its ticket prices for next year. Individual tickets for adults will be $12; for students (with valid ID) and seniors (55+), tickets will be $10; and for children (12 and under) tickets are $8.

Season tickets are available for purchase from the theatre’s website, Season ticket holders receive discounted admission and a reserved seat for each show. Season ticket prices are $70 for adults and $60 for seniors, students, and children.

If you are interested in directing any of the 2010 season show, pitch meetings will be held in October by Artistic Director Darren Mathews. Contact Mathews at for more information on how to pitch a show.

If there are any changes to scheduled dates, they will be posted on the theatre’s website. NCTC has been providing live entertainment in downtown Newnan for over 30 years. They are a non-profit, 100% volunteer run theatre. The theatre is located at 24 1st Avenue. For information about current shows, call the theatre at (770) 683-6282.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"In the Heights" Comes to Atlanta

Grammy® Award Winner

Tony Award® Winner: Best Musical, Best Music and Lyrics, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations

Tickets On Sale September 13

IN THE HEIGHTS, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to The Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta from November 3-8, 2009, as part of the 2009-2010 Broadway Across America – Atlanta season.

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

IN THE HEIGHTS opened on Broadway to wide critical acclaim March 9, 2008. The Washington Post said IN THE HEIGHTS is “PURE BROADWAY. AN EVENING OF OLD-STYLE, INNOCENT PLEASURE” and Ben Brantley of The New York Times enthused IN THE HEIGHTS is “AN EXUBERANT, ANIMATED SHRINE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY TIES AND BEING FAITHFUL TO WHERE YOU COME FROM.” IN THE HEIGHTS continues to play on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

In addition to winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's creator, won the Tony Award for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for Best Orchestrations. The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on the smash hit musical.
In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams a Great Performances special chronicling the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Broadway cast of IN THE HEIGHTS in the months leading up to opening night, premiered on PBS stations across the country in May 2009.

With a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS is directed by Joseph A. Callaway Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail. The music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. IN THE HEIGHTS also features Tony nominated scenic design (Anna Louizos), costumes (Paul Tazewell), lighting (Howell Binkley), and sound (Acme Sound Partners).

IN THE HEIGHTS is produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman/Walt Grossman, Peter Fine and Sonny Everett/Mike Skipper with associate producers Ruth Hendel and Harold Newman.

Broadway Across America – Atlanta and IN THE HEIGHTS have partnered with Moving In The Spirit ( to offer a special discounted pre-sale benefitting the organization. Beginning August 31, discounted pre-sale tickets will be available using the password SPIRIT, and a $5 donation will be made to Moving In The Spirit for each ticket purchased during the pre-sale (valid through November 8 on tickets in the top two price levels). This offer is only available for online purchases.

Tickets go on sale September 13. Pricing starts at $18.00. Tickets can be purchased through authorized ticket sellers at The Fox Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

The performance schedule for "In The Heights" is as follows:

Tuesday, November 3 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 5 8 p.m.
Friday, November 6 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 7 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 8 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.


Broadway Across America:; Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for produ7ctions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway, while current and upcoming productions include WEST SIDE STORY, BLITHE SPIRIT, MINSKY'S, and the DeafWest production of PIPPIN. Broadway tours include DORA THE EXPLORER, FROST/NIXON, SPAMALOT, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with Fundraiser and Musical Event

On September 13th, Atlanta Lyric Theatre will be celebrating its 30th season with a silent auction and night of musical performances. The celebration will be hosted by Ken and Trish Byers along with Bob and Eve Eckardt, long time patrons and supporters of Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Ken is President and CEO of Byers Engineering Company, and his wife Trish serves on Atlanta Lyrics Theatre's Board of Directors. The performance will feature renowned vocalist Dan Britt.

“This anniversary marks the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's continued commitment to artistic excellence and educational programming,” said Brandt Blocker, artistic director and general manager of Atlanta Lyric Theatre. “As we look forward to a great 2009-2010 season and the next 30 years, our promise to Atlanta is to showcase the best in local professional talent and expand the musical theatre audience in the greater Atlanta area.”

Founded in 1980, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre is Atlanta's only local professional musical theater company. After performing in several Atlanta venues, the company partnered with Friends of the Strand in 2008 and relocated permanently to the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, a historic landmark on Marietta Square. The Atlanta Lyric Theatre's event will be part of the larger commencement of Marietta’s 175th anniversary.

“As Co-Chair of the 175th Anniversary Celebration of the city of Marietta, I think it is great to be able to celebrate 175 years of Marietta and 30 years of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre,” said Earl Reece, Executive Director of The Earl Smith Strand Theatre. “It has been a pleasure working with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and we have sincerely developed a family relationship. We look forward to celebrating many future anniversaries of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre at the Strand Theatre.”

The silent auction begins at 6 o'clock p.m., with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres provided by local vendors Carriage House Catering, Gabriel's Desserts, Sugar Cakes, and Shilling's on the Square. Funds will go to aiding the Atlanta Lyric Theatre in its mission to produce the best in musical theatre in Atlanta and foster the growth of the Atlanta theatre community.

Dan Britt, former executive director of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre and player in several of its past productions, takes the stage at 7 p.m. Britt has an extensive operatic background, including a two year national tour with the National Opera Company. He has been seen on many notable stages including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Britt will be accompanied by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre Combo. An after-party will follow at the Terrace overlooking Marietta Square.

For reservations to the celebratory event that will be held at the Earl Strand Theatre at 117 North Park Square, Marietta, Georgia, call 404-377-9948 or visit A suggested donation of $30, in honor of 30 years, will be received at the event.

About Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Atlanta Lyric Theatre was formed in 1980 by Tedi and Robert Langdon and Sally Knap as the Southeastern Savoyards, a repertory theatre company dedicated to presenting the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The company's first production, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, was performed at Emory University in December 1980. Later, the company's productions were moved to the Marist School, the 14th Street Playhouse, Center Stage Theater, and then to the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech. In 2009, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre moved their performances to The Strand Theatre, a noted landmark on the historic Marietta Square in Cobb County. The Strand Theatre began as a motion picture house in 1935. The Strand provided movie entertainment to thousands until it closed its doors as a movie house in 1976. After sitting dark for over 30 years, the 1935 Art Deco theatre was renovated and reopened in 2009 with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast. More information about the theater company can be found at

About Daniel Britt
Daniel Britt has delighted audiences across the eastern United States with both his Vocal and Theatrical talents. Britt has an extensive operatic background, including a two year national tour with the National Opera Company as Marcello in La Boheme, and as Mr. Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Favorite roles include Escamillo in Carmen, Death in Savitri, and the title roles in both Don Giovanni and Gianni Schicci. He has been seen on the stages of The Kennedy Center for the Performing arts in Washington D.C., The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Glimmerglass Opera in New York, Connecticut Repertory Theater, The Round House Theater in Washington DC, and Rockwell Productions in Pennsylvania. He has also had the pleasure of performing for President Clinton, and as the opening act for Roberta Flack in Concert. He has appeared as featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, The Canton Symphony, and The McLean
Symphony Orchestra.

No stranger to the musical theatre world, Britt has most recently appeared as Dr. Craven in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of The Secret Garden, as well as appearing title role in the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Mikado and as a featured performer for 25 years of Gilbert and Sullivan. He has been seen in the title role in Phantom at the Springer Opera House in Columbus Georgia, He has played Count Carl Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music, opposite Tony Award winning actress Donna McKechnie at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. His musical theater experience also includes leading roles in Kismet, Sweet Charity, Godspell, The Pirates of Penzance, Working, Carnival, The Desert Song and his own one man show, Muscles with Marinara, which had a two month run in Washington DC. He also is the creator and featured performer for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Summer Spotlight series. Britt holds a Master's degree in vocal performance from The American University in Washington D.C. and was the Executive Director for Atlanta Lyric Theatre.
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James Dean Fan Club Reunion Time

In the early 1950s there was a charismatic and handsome actor who lit up the screen. His name was James Dean. From starring roles in “Rebel Without a Cause,” “East of Eden,” and “Giant”, he was quite famous and popular. He reached legendary status when, at the age of 24, he was killed in a car crash in California.

The next show on Newnan Community Theatre Company’s main stage is “Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” by Ed Graczyk. The comedy/drama, set in 1975, brings together a reunion of the “Disciples of James Dean” a fan club for the teen idol.

The women returning for the reunion include Mona (played by Terri Morrison) who claims she had James Dean’s love child; Sissy (Judie Hardin), a wise-cracking truck stop worker; Stella May (Rebecca Lanyi) who married into money; and the sweet, kind Edna Louise (Tami Savage). Things really start moving when a stranger (Marsha Elzey) arrives in the five and dime with secrets to reveal.

The story slides back to the eventful night of James Dean’s death, September 30, 1955 when the women were teens. The teens are portrayed by Jessica Kiel (Mona), Kristin Owens (Sissy), Kelsey Gentry (Stella May) and Jordan Owens (Edna Louise)

Supporting actors include Sharon Somolik and Levi Gentry, playing the five and dime manager and the only male member of the “Disciples”.

The play is being directed by NCTC’s Artistic Director, Darren Mathews. Bert Lyons is the Stage Manager and Susan Patterson is the Producer.

Robert Altman directed the film version of the play and also directed it on Broadway with the same cast. The original cast was Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Cher, and Kathy Bates.

Show dates for “Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” are August 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30. The show is part of their 2009 season. Show times are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2:30 on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adult, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for children. Since seating is limited, reservations or pre-purchase of tickets is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased via the theatre’s website, To make a reservation, email or call the theatre at (770) 683-6282. Due to language and adult situations, this show is rated R.

Newnan Community Theatre Company is a 100% all-volunteer, non-profit organization. The theatre has been providing live entertainment in downtown Newnan for over 30 years. They are located at 24 1st Avenue, next to the 1st Avenue park. The next show at NCTC is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which is being directed by Lamar Payne, and will be on the main stage in September.
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The Legacy Theatre's On-going Kids Program, Broadway Workshop, Begins Next Week!

This sessions theme is....

"Comedy Tonight!"
Students will learn the basics of what it means to be funny! A look at all elements of theatrical comedy: farce, improv, stand-up, etc.

We are now registering for our Fall Broadway Workshops.

The Broadway Workshop is an on going class held in 8 week sessions. Students learn all aspects of musical theatre: audition technique,improv games, stage directions, vocal technique and much more! We are passionate about training your children with the best possible supportive, non-competitive environment just for fun or to work toward a professional career. Our students will become proficient in acting, singing and dancing. In addition, Broadway Workshop students become Legacy Members and receive discounts to our professional performances!

The majority of our workshops are held on Wednesdays or Thursdays starting August 26th or 27th, 2009.

The Workshop is divided into age groups.

Broadway Baby Ages 5-7 (4pm-5:15pm)
Dream Broadway Ages 8-9 (4pm-5:15pm)
Team Broadway Ages 10-12 (5:15pm-6:30pm)
Broadway Bound Ages 13-18 (5:15pm-6:30pm) Wednesdays Only!

The cost of the 8 week workshop is $160.There will be a showcase for friends and family at the end of each session. A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration.
For more information call the box office at 404-895-1473.

All checks made out to THE LEGACY THEATRE and may be mailed to:
The Legacy Theatre
Attn: Workshops
1175 Senoia Road
Suite C
Tyrone, GA 30290
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alliance Theatre to Debut New Musical Conceived by Twyla Tharp with Vocals by Frank Sinatra

Sept. 15 – Oct. 11, 2009
Opening Night: Sept. 23, 2009

This September, Twyla Tharp will bring the music of one of the world’s most legendary singers to the stage in the new musical COME FLY WITH ME. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp (who most recently won the Tony Award® for Best Musical for Movin’ Out) and featuring the music and vocals of Frank Sinatra, COME FLY WITH ME is a new musical celebrating love and life as it follows four couples over the course of one night falling in and out of love.

Previews begin Sept. 15, 2009 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, a 2007 Regional Theatre Tony Award® recipient, where it opens Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 11. Tickets are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office by calling 404.733.5000 or online at The show’s producers are planning a North American tour commencing summer 2010 and are in discussions for a possible Broadway run and international engagements.

"It's a profound honor and, frankly, a thrill to be a partner in the premiere of a brilliant work that combines the jaw dropping dance theatre of Twyla Tharp and the music of that icon of icons, Frank Sinatra,” said Alliance Theatre Artistic Director Susan V. Booth. “COME FLY WITH ME gives Alliance patrons and the city of Atlanta the first look at the music and choreography that will be a deeply significant contribution to American theatre—a mix of artistry and excellence not to be missed."


Tharp’s direction and choreography blend the incomparable vocals of Frank Sinatra, an international company of 32 – including world-class dancers and a 17-piece on-stage Big Band
– and a wonderful hit parade of song, including Let’s Fall In Love, Witchcraft, Summer Wind, Body & Soul, It’s All Right with Me, Take Five, That’s Life, Nice ‘n’ Easy and My Way. Renowned jazz artist Dee Daniels is featured at the piano, providing occasional vocals and “the female point of view.”

"Twyla Tharp is America's dance laureate, a genius who understands among other things: discipline, music, dance, relationships, emotions and the human body. Somehow she reaches through the chaos of our lives and, with the help of Frank Sinatra's voice, shows us that everything is going to be all right," said Nancy Sinatra. "Having watched her in this process of creating - inventing - from the smallest detail in pre-production: the casting, set, lighting, clothes and the choice of songs, to the final show we are about to enjoy, I can say she is hands on and in charge. This is one hell of a show. We can all be grateful for the works that she shares with us and I often think, wistfully, about the wonders in her brilliant, beautiful mind that we may never get to see."

By special arrangement with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and The Sinatra Family, COME FLY WITH ME features original recorded “masters” of Frank Sinatra’s voice – arguably one of the most recognized voices in the history of music – backed by a live on-stage Big Band. The show’s score combines newly discovered vocal performances from the Sinatra archives along with signature arrangements of some of his most famous work. The majority of music is comprised of songs from The Great American Song Book, composed by the likes of Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers and Jimmy Van Heusen.

According to Tina Sinatra, “Dad was particularly proud of the Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov ballet, SINATRA SUITE. We saw it together at the Kennedy Center and to say he was delighted is an understatement. It brought us all to tears. I don’t think he’d experienced seeing his music set to dance before, which prompted him to ask: ‘Why hadn’t someone done it before?’ He would talk about it for years to come and was ever appreciative of Twyla and Company.”

COME FLY WITH ME features sets by James Youmans (West Side Story), lighting by Donald Holder (The Lion King, Movin’ Out), costumes by Katherine Roth (All My Children), and music supervision by Sam Lutfiyya (Movin’ Out, 101 Dalmatians).


“We are thrilled to bring Frank Sinatra’s music and Twyla Tharp’s choreography to the stage with this incredible new entertainment event,” said Nicholas Howey, executive producer
for His Way Entertainment, LLC in association with WAT Limited and Troika General Management. “COME FLY WITH ME will undoubtedly appeal to theatergoers of all ages and we are excited to launch this production at the Alliance Theatre.”

Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sept. 15 – Oct. 11, 2009 on the Alliance Stage. There will not be a matinee performance on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Tickets are $25 - $60 and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office by calling 404.733.5000 or online at Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404.733.4690. Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at the Woodruff Arts Center, corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.

Do More: Twyla Tharp Lecture

Join us for a very special evening of discussion presented by Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, 6 p.m. at the Alliance Theatre. Tickets are only $15 ($10 for Alliance Subscribers). Purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at 404.733.5000 or order online at

COME FLY WITH ME is part of the Coca-Cola Series on the Alliance Stage.

Additional Sponsors: COME FLY WITH ME is sponsored by Delta Air Lines – Official Airline of the Alliance Theatre; Marriott Residence Inn – Official Hotel of the Alliance Theatre; and The Home Depot – Set Construction Sponsor of the Alliance Theatre.

Production of COME FLY WITH ME is made possible with grants from the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Arts Council, the Georgia Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Georgia Shakespeare presents MacHomer

A comedic twist on Macbeth
Written and performed by Rick Miller
Limited engagement: August 26 - 30

8/10/09 Georgia Shakespeare announces a one-week-only engagement of the internationally renowned production, MacHomer. Written and performed by Rick Miller, MacHomer is the one-man, hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, performed in over 50 voices from TV's "The Simpsons". With a script that remains 85% Shakespeare, MacHomer will leave you "exhausted with laughter" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). MacHomer is 70-minutes long and suitable for all ages.

"We are thrilled to bring Rick Miller's MacHomer to our stage," says Georgia Shakespeare's producing artistic director Richard Garner. "At Georgia Shakespeare, we pride ourselves on our ability to make Shakespeare's classic stories accessible to a modern audience. What better way to do that than to give Shakespeare's Scottish play a shot of adrenalin by merging it with the biggest pop-culture phenomenon of the last 20 years? MacHomer is sure to please Shakespeare lovers, 'Simpsons' fans, and anyone who enjoys a fun night out with friends."

MacHomer premieres Wednesday, August 26, and runs for one week only, through Sunday, August 30, at the Conant Performing Arts Center. For tickets and performance schedule, call 404.264.0020 or visit Georgia Shakespeare performs at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University (4484 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319).

"The man is a comic juggernaut - Robin Williams with edge, or Jim Carrey with taste - who carries the show to triumph. It's truly awesome. A one-man, comic tour de force...this is Shakespeare done just the way he'd like it." - The Toronto Star

MacHomer is written and performed by Rick Miller, is adapted from Macbeth by William Shakespeare and "The Simpsons" characters created by Matt Groening, and is directed by Sean Lynch, with lighting and stage design by Beth Kates.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

One Day Ticket Sale for MacHomer!

DOHn't forget...
One Day Sale
All MacHomer tickets 20% off* for 24 hours only! A one-man multimedia vocal spectacular featuring impressions of over 50 voices from TV's The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth!
Available at our Box Office and online
DATE: August 7, 2009
TIME: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
SALE PRICE: $12-$36Discount will reflect automatically in your shopping cart.

*Offer not valid for MacHomer Brew Party. Offer can not be applied to previously purchased tickets. This offer may not be combined with other offers.

To purchase, call the Box Office at 404.264.0020 or go to

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jerry Springer Set to Razzle Dazzle in Chicago at the Fox Theatre

September 8-13

“Stop the presses! I’ve always wanted to say that,” enthuses Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “I know you might be reading this on your Blackberry, but this is exciting news. Cultural icon and ringmaster extraordinaire Jerry Springer will star as the flamboyant lawyer and master showman ‘Billy Flynn’ in the smash hit musical CHICAGO when it plays the Fabulous Fox Theatre from Sept 8-13. Add this news to the fact that the show is celebrating eleven glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour and you’ve got pure entertainment! Tickets are on sale NOW at all Ticketmaster locations and at Make plans to join us!”

Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the dazzling decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Billy Flynn, Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer, to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

Throughout an illustrious career, Jerry Springer has become a cultural and civic icon. In addition to talk show host, he has been the mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, award-winning newscaster, country recording artist, progressive talk-radio broadcaster, international Emcee and TV personality. He has been in movies and on Broadway. Springer won America’s heart with his ballroom dancing on the third season of “Dancing With The Stars” in 2006.

Everyone knew Springer had “arrived” when he was the featured character in The Simpson’s’ 1998 Halloween Special. He has graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Esquire and New York Magazine and he was recently featured in Vanity Fair’s “Vanities.” Barbara Walters chose Springer as one of the 10 Most Fascinating People in her 1998 Special.

Ringmaster hit bookstore shelves in November 1998. Penned by Springer, it is a personal account of his experiences along with remembrances from his childhood and professional career. In November 1998, Springer made his first venture into feature films, starring in Ringmaster, a fictionalized movie chronicling his television talk show. In 1999, Springer teamed up with Mike Myers, where he portrayed himself in the hit movie Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

In 2001 Springer added Broadway credits to his distinguished list of achievements, starring for a week in the production of the Rocky Horror Show Live. He has twice served as the master of ceremonies for the Miss World Pageant and was the host of “America’s Got Talent” for two seasons.

Springer, born in London, England, travels back to the UK frequently, doing a variety of late night shows there. In 2007, Springer hosted “Nothing But The Truth,” the forerunner of Fox’s “Moment Of Truth.” A parody of The Jerry Springer Show, Jerry Springer The Opera, played in London to sold out crowds at the prestigious National Theater and garnered awards akin to the Tony Awards. The Opera toured throughout England and received outstanding reviews upon its New York premier at Carnegie Hall in January of 2008.

He hosted a variety show in South Africa for M-Net. The South African program was broadcast in more than 40 African nations, featuring interviews with celebrities, monologues and skits in front of a live studio audience, and ranked among the most popular television show in South Africa. All proceeds from the show went to AIDS charities.

This summer Springer made a triumphant West End stage debut starring as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO for a six week run at the Cambridge Theatre in London.

With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking, CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO has become a worldwide phenomenon. The London production of CHICAGO continues to hold the record as the longest running American Musical in West End history.

CHICAGO is a must see! Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.” Visit for more information.

CHICAGO will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta from Sept 8-13, 2009. Performances are Tuesday-Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are on sale NOW at all Ticketmaster outlets, at 800-982-2787 and online at Ticket prices range from $20-$67.50. Special group rates are available through the Fox Group Sales Dept. at 404-881-2000.

Theater of the Stars celebrates our 57th Anniversary as one of the nation’s premier regional theater companies. A civic not-for-profit cultural treasure, Theater of the Stars is dedicated to presenting and producing the best in musical theater. To learn more about our history of excellence, visit
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Coweta: An Evening of Improv

During improvisational comedy skits are created on-the-fly, based on a simple idea, premise, or game. Each skit is different and you never know what's going to happen. Improvisation has become more popular the past few years with the introduction of Drew Carey's show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) has it's own improvisational comedy troupe. The group practices weekly at the theatre, on Saturdays, and is called NITWITS.

On August 8th the troupe will have it's next performance. The show begins at 8 pm and will be hosted by Bert Lyons.

The NITWITS show is rated PG-13 and lasts about two hours. The cost is $5 at the door. NCTC is located at 24 1st Avenue in downtown Newnan (at the corner of Long Place and 1st Avenue). For more information about the NITWITS or the theatre, visit their website at or give the theatre a call at 770-683-6282.
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