Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road… RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles - Returns to Fab Fox SEPT 17-19

GET BACK Atlanta! “Hey Jude, Lucy, Martha My Dear, Lovely Rita and all you Beatles fans... we’re delighted to help you get back to one of the most fab shows ever,” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “The award-winning Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, returns to Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre from September 17-19. Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right. You can see the show here before it makes its Broadway debut in October. Make plans today to experience RAIN with your loved ones and friends. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-982-2787, online at and at the Fox Theatre Box Office.”

RAIN, the acclaimed Beatles concert, returns by popular demand! They look like them and they sound just like them! “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” raves the Denver Post. All the music and vocals are performed totally live! RAIN covers The Beatles from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. “A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia…Boomer Heaven!” raves The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own right…as The Beatles, they triumph!” cheers the Boston Herald. “An adoring Valentine to The Beatles,” declares the Washington Post. Sing along to such favorites as “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Come Together” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and relive Beatlemania from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road!

RAIN covers the Fab Four from their very first Ed Sullivan Show appearance through the Abbey Road album, through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. RAIN boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites, ranging from such beloved songs as “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude” to classic hits including “Revolution” and “Come Together.”

For the four longtime band members – Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison), Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr) and Steve Landes (John Lennon), with a little help from their friend Mark Lewis (keyboards, percussion) – the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, RAIN has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to The Beatles with the ultimate goal of delivering a perfect note-for-note performance. All the music is performed live, with no pre-recorded tapes or sequences. For more information visit:

“On their feet, with arms raised high above their heads, all in the audience were swaying and singing along in blissed-out, nostalgia-powered unison! -- Chicago Sun-Times

“The enraptured audience relives the soundtrack of its life!”
-- Chicago Tribune

"RAIN nails the full glory of those heavenly vocal harmonies and thrilled an all-ages crowd with note-perfect renditions of songs from the mightiest canon in all of popular music history." -- Buffalo News

“RAIN creates musical nirvana…makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up! A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia...Boomer Heaven!”

-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own right…as The Beatles, they triumph!” -- The Boston Herald

“An adoring Valentine to The Beatles!” -- The Washington Post

“RAIN is a spectacular extravaganza…did the audience love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah!”
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Parents (and grandparents) and kids were on their feet bopping like crazy!”
-- The Courier Post

RAIN will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta from September 17-19, 2010. Performances are Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday at 1:30 pm & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale NOW at all Ticketmaster outlets, at 800-982-2787 and online at Ticket prices range from $25-$65. Special group rates are available through the Fox Group Sales Dept. at 404-881-2000.

Theater of the Stars celebrates its 58th 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

Newnan Theatre Presenting Psycho Beach Party

The Newnan Community Theatre Company presents PSYCHO BEACH PARTY by Charles Busch, opening Thursday, July 8.

Can Florence "Chicklet" Forrest escape the clutches of her evil “Mommie Dearest,” win the respect of Malibu's reigning beach bum, overcome a pesky multiple-personality disorder, and learn to shoot the curl in time for the big luau? Or will Chicklet and her hormone-addled, pan-sexual surfer pals regain consciousness one morning on a desolate sand dune, naked and hairless from head to toe, the latest victims of the beach's unstoppable, serial-shaving dominatrix?

Welcome to Psycho Beach Party, a heavily spiked umbrella drink of a comedy from the warped mind of playwright Charles Busch.

This campy romp is directed by Newnan resident Jeff Allen with assistant director Nicole Walker. Performances begin Thursday, July 8 and run through July 18, with curtain times on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: This show contains sexual themes and adult language and is not recommended for children under age 13.

“Fiendishly funny! Zany!” Associated Press
“Gidget Goes Berserk!” New York Times
“Catch the wave of laughter.” Gannett Westchester Newspapers

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. , NY, NY

Chicklet ..................................................................................... Amanda Hardie
Star Kat ................................................................................ Ryan Bermingham
Wade Lowman
Kanaka........................................................................................Alex Ferguson
Berdine........................................................................................... Ellen Dorrell
Yo Yo ............................................................................................ Drew Murray
Provoloney ........................................................................................ Nik Carleo
Marvel Ann....................................................................................... Liz Murphy
Bettina Barnes ........................................................................... Mandy Mitchell
Mrs. Forrest....................................................................................Karrie Jones
Nicky .............................................................................................. Drew Turner
Dee Dee...................................................................................... Adriana Yates

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors (60+) and Students, and $8 for children 12 and under.

Thursday night shows are 2-FOR-1 admission – bring a friend for free!

Reservations are recommended – visit our website at or call 770-683-6282.

Newnan Community Theatre Company is Newnan’s only live theatre, and is located at 24 1st Avenue in historic downtown Newnan. NCTC has been producing quality entertainment for over 30 years.

For media inquiries, please email NCTC Managing Director Dave Dorrell at

Georgia Shakespeare Presents King Lear

directed by Sabin Epstein
by William Shakespeare
in repertory July 8 - August 7

A father puts the affections of his three daughters to the test when he chooses to divide his kingdom amongst them, promising the largest piece to the one who "doth love us most." The tragic consequences of his arrogance take their toll, and King Lear finds himself stripped of his grandeur and all that truly matters. Part intimate family drama, part epic journey of the human condition, King Lear is celebrated as one of the greatest works of Western literature.

Warning: King Lear contains brief nudity.

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Tim McDonough as King Lear
Chris Kayser as the Fool

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Phantom Gives Back: Red Cross Blood Drive on June 25

Atlantans Invited to Give the Gift of Life and Receive the Theatre Experience of a Lifetime

Making its last appearance in the Southeast, the farewell tour of The Phantom of the Opera is set to play at the Fox Theatre June 30-July 18. Before the show arrives, Atlanta-area residents are invited to help the community on June 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. by donating blood at the American Red Cross donor center on Monroe Drive. During that time, participating blood donors will receive a complimentary pair of tickets to the show’s farewell engagement at The Fox Theatre. 106.7 Atlanta’s True Oldies will also be on site from 9-11 a.m. for a two-hour remote.

WHAT: Phantom Gives Back: Red Cross Blood Drive

Need a reason to participate? Take a look at the following statistics courtesy of the American Red Cross:

· Shortages of blood often occur during summer holidays.
· Someone needs blood every two seconds in the U.S.
· Just one pint of blood can help save up to three lives!
· Type O is the most requested by hospitals.
· Approximately 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate – yet only 3% actually do!

WHEN: Friday, June 25
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: American Red Cross
1955 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324

For more blood donation facts, visit the American Red Cross online at

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Jasmine Guy to Make an Appearance During the Alliance Theatre’s 2010-11 Season

Jasmine Guy, celebrated American star of television, film and Broadway, will join the cast of Pearl Cleage’s The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One-Hundred Years. This world premiere co-production will be directed by the Alliance’s own Susan V. Booth at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Sept. 24 – Oct. 3 and then at the Alliance Theatre Oct. 20 – Nov. 14.

Jasmine Guy’s television credits include her memorable role as Whitley Gilbert on the Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, Melrose Place, Touched By An Angel and The Vampire Diaries. Her film credits include Harlem Nights with Eddie Murphy, Spike Lee’s School Daze and Cats Don’t Dance while her Broadway credits include Crow in The Wiz, Mickey in Leader of the Pack, Betty Rizzo in Grease and Velma Kelly in Chicago.

Casting for the award-winning play August Osage County is almost complete! All roles in the play will be filled by local stars, led by Atlanta veteran Brenda Bynum as the matriarch Violet.

“The brilliance of August Osage County lies in its utterly dramatic capture of the beauty and horror of total familiarity,” notes Alliance Theatre Artistic Director Susan V. Booth. “Rather than trying to create that complicated sense of family with a roomful of strangers, we’ve opted to take grand advantage of the depth and history that Atlanta’s best actors share – and to combine the chemistry of 13 veterans with a Pulitzer and Tony Award winning script. It could be lightening in a bottle, if we get it right.”

In addition to Bynum, the cast includes such local talent as Andrew Benator (Mulan and Eurydice), Carolyn Cook (Merlin and Sight Unseen), Richard Garner (directed Eurydice), Bart Hansard (Tennis in Nablus and A Christmas Carol), Chris Kayser (A Christmas Carol and Eurydice), Tess Malis Kincaid (Moonlight and Magnolias and The Miracle Worker), Joe Knezevich (Tennis in Nablus and A Christmas Carol), and Diany Rodriguez (Middle School the Musical). The complete local cast will be announced in the weeks to follow.

More casting information will be announced in the near future!

(Note: this is info released back April... we just found a whole bunch of news that got slapped in the wrong folder, so we're posting anything that's not outdated, even if it did hit other news media earlier!)

Now in its 41st season, Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre, recipient of the 2007 Regional Theatre Tony Award® and a leading national theatre, creates the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people on two stages for youth and adult audiences. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Susan V. Booth, the Alliance Theatre is a national theatre with a local address, reaching out annually to almost 200,000 patrons and members of the community. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance launched three Tony Award-winning hits to Broadway: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. And, in a rare event for a regional theatre, it originated the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The theatre has premiered 60 works including adaptations of Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky. Further evidence of the Alliance’s commitment to new work is found in its nationally recognized Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, a cutting-edge program introducing student playwrights to professional networks while producing the world premiere of the winning student’s work. The Alliance Theatre also offers extensive education and outreach programs such as the Institute for Educators and the Collision Project for high school students. The Alliance continuously brings Atlanta the finest talent and finest art—proving once again that the Alliance is where great theatre lives. 404.733.4650 or

The Alliance Theatre is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which also includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences.

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents HAIRSPRAY

Directed by Brandt Blocker, Choreography by Cindy Mora
July 23 – Aug 8 at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre (117 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA)

· Starring: Broadway’s Glenn Rainey, Alan Kilpatrick and featuring Caitlin Smith
· Tickets can be purchased by calling 404.377.9948 or visiting

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's musical comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture is coming to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre (117 N. Park Square, Marietta) July 23 – August 8! This fantastically fun musical, winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, celebrated over 6 record-breaking years during its Broadway run.

Produced by Atlanta Lyric Theatre, HAIRSPRAY is affordably priced from $25 to $35 with discounts available for children, seniors, and students. Tickets are available at, the Strand Theatre box office, or charge-by-phone at 404-377-9948. Group discounts for 10 or more people are available!

Audiences will be swept away to 1960s Baltimore in this international smash-hit musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter and romance—and enough deliriously tuneful songs to fill a nonstop platter party. It's HAIRSPRAY, live on stage, in living color!

It's 1962—the '50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion—to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show” and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a plus-size trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program's reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her 'do? Only in HAIRSPRAY! Welcome to the '60s! HAIRSPRAY is based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, who served as a creative consultant on the musical comedy. It features a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. HAIRSPRAY features an original score by Academy Award-nominated Marc Shaiman (who co-wrote the music and lyrics for the acclaimed animated musical, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

HAIRSPRAY stars Broadway’s Glenn Rainey as Tracy’s mother Edna, Alan Kilpatrick as her father Wilbur, Chase Todd as Link Larkin, Jevares C. Myrick as Seaweed, Nick Morrett as Corny Collins and features Caitlin Smith as Tracy. Others in the cast include Courtney Godwin, Alison Brannon, Kayce Grogan Wallace, Christy Baggett, Mary Nye Bennett, Jalise Wilson, Robert Wayne, Leigh Ellen Jones, Becky Simmons, Lauren Tatum, Bradley Renner, David Cory Smith, Elander Rosser, Jon Allen, and Marcus Bonham.

This production of HAIRSPRAY is directed by Lyric Artistic Director Brandt Blocker and choreographed by Cindy Mora. Scenic design is by Lee Shiver; the technical director is BJ Garmon; costume design is by Lindsey Paris; lighting design is by Bradley Bergeron; the sound design is by Bobby Johnston; and the wig and hair design is by Monty Schuth. HAIRSPRAY is produced Atlanta Lyric Theatre. For more information, visit or call 404-377-9948.

Ticket Prices
$25 - $35

Performance Dates & Times

July 23,24,25 Friday & Sat. @ 8:00, Sun. @ 2:00
29,30,31, Aug 1 Thurs., Fri. & Sat. @ 8:00, Sun. @ 2:00
5,6,7,8 2010 Thurs., Fri. & Sat. @ 8:00, Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00
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Love's Labour's Lost Opens Friday

Shakespeare's romantic comedy continues our 25th Anniversary Summer Festival.

Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
directed by Janice Akers

The King of Navarre and three of his gentlemen swear off the company of women to commit themselves to three years of devout study. But when the French Princess arrives at court with her ladies-in-waiting... Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans.

One of Shakespeare's most resonant romantic comedies, Love's Labour's Lost perfects a formula that the modern sitcom and cinema strives to achieve.

Love's Labour's Lost opens this Friday, June 25.

$12 preview performance on Thursday, June 24.

Buy tickets online now, or call our Box Office at 404.264.0020.

Starring Associate Artists Brad Sherrill and Carolyn Cook, the show also features Georgia Shakespeare favorites Daniel Thomas May, Courtney Patterson, Park Krausen, Neal A. Ghant, and newcomer Brian Kurlander as the King of Navarre.

Georgia Shakespeare
Conant Performing Arts Center
at Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319-2797

Love's Labour's Lost runs in repertory with Shrew: the Musical and King Lear through August 8. Visit our website to see a full rep schedule.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Color Purple Returns to the Fabulous Fox from Aug 18 - 22

“We are very proud to announce that THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, will return to the Fox Theatre this summer for 8 performances only!” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “Audiences adore this joyous and exuberant musical. Make plans now to bring your loved ones to see THE COLOR PURPLE at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from August 18-22. Tickets are on sale NOW at 800-982-2787 or

This production of THE COLOR PURPLE, produced by Phoenix Entertainment ~ Joyful Noisemakers LLC, helmed by Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden, is the next phase in the life of the ground-breaking Broadway hit musical produced by Scott Sanders. The original Broadway musical opened on December 1, 2005, and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. THE COLOR PURPLE ran for over two years on Broadway followed by a three year First National Tour.

THE COLOR PURPLE is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous, GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love.

Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press described THE COLOR PURPLE as “a Roof-Raising story of triumph.” And Richard Corliss of TIME Magazine said, “[it is] a soaring, epic tale. It made a joyful noise in my heart.” Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, “Pure heart! It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, A Broadway hit!”

THE COLOR PURPLE is directed by Gary Griffin and features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Grammy Award®-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd. Rounding out the creative team are Tony Award®-winner John Lee Beatty (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Tony Award®-winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting), Craig Cassidy (sound design), Steven M. Bishop (Orchestrations/Arrangements), and Jasper Grant (Music Director).

Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden have long been principal partners of Phoenix Entertainment and collectively share theatrical touring credits spanning nearly three decades on four continents. Their production repertoire includes: Grease starring Frankie Avalon, The Will Rogers Follies starring Larry Gatlin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, The Pajama Game, Fame, Godspell, The Vagina Monologues, The King & I, Smokey Joe’s CafĂ©, Singin’ in the Rain, Buddy, Ring of Fire and Late Nite Catechism, among others.

The original cast recording is available on EMI/Angel Records.

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THE COLOR PURPLE will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta from August 18-22, 2010. Performances are Wednesday-Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 11 am, 3:30 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday at 1:30 pm & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale NOW at all Ticketmaster outlets, at 800-982-2787 and online at Ticket prices range from $25-$80. Special group rates are available through the Fox Group Sales Dept. at 404-881-2000.

Theater of the Stars celebrates its 58th 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

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MEAN GIRLS 2 Casting Call

/PRNewswire/ -- Casting Director Bill Marinella, a 17-year industry veteran, announced today that he is in search of background talent for MEAN GIRLS 2, a Paramount Famous Productions release, shooting entirely in the Atlanta-area over the summer during July 2010.

The open call will be held, Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 9 am to 12 pm and Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 11 am to 2pm at

The Ernst and Young Building
Lower Level vacancy
at 55 Allen Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

-- Anyone with cool/ funky hairstyle, eyeglasses, or "Art Gallery" looks
-- High school sports fans, Mom and Dad types, with a Midwest feel
-- Casting ages 16 and up and "ALL LOOKS"
-- Mall rats, skater looks and preppies!
-- Real Cheerleaders and High School Jocks! Come in high school attire.
-- Looking for Asian-American and Latin-American actors for very featured
bit roles.

Wardrobe notes:
-- NO LOGOS of any kind please!
-- Come in high school attire, jeans, ringer t-shirts, hoodies, skirts,
-- Backpacks, bookbags, beanies, kangols, eclectic outfits and
-- Please come in style, simple jewelry is best, with hair and make-up
camera ready

Plenty of free parking and bring headshots if you have them.

Please bring official state IDs (e.g., driver's license, birth certificate, U.S. Passport). School IDs are not sufficient.

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About MEAN GIRLS 2: MEAN GIRLS 2 will be directed by the talented and accomplished Melanie Mayron.

Melanie Mayron won an Emmy for her role on the groundbreaking ABC drama thirtysomething. She has starred and co-starred in feature films, most notably Claudia Weill's Girlfriends, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and was nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Newcomer. She was seen in Costa Gavras' Missing along with Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. She has forged an additional career as a director in movies and television, directing features like The Babysitter's Club and Slap Her She's French, as well as several made-for-TV movies and many episodic shows, including thirtysomething, Dawson's Creek, The Larry Sanders Show, Arliss, 90210, Lipstick Jungle, and Greek. She directed the pilot of State of Grace for ABC Family. Melanie was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for ABC's movie, Toothless, starring Kirstie Alley and Lynn Redgrave. Recently she has directed episodes of Cynthia Mort's critically acclaimed HBO series, Tell Me You Love Me, as well as, numerous episodes of the equally prestigious HBO series In Treatment, starring Gabriel Byrne. This season, Melanie has directed episodes of Ten Things I Hate About You, Drop Dead Diva, and Army Wives. Currently she is in production on the feature MEAN GIRLS 2 for Paramount Famous Productions. In addition, she and her chemist father have just launched Mayron's Goods' Baby Goods, a new line of Natural & Organic Skin Care products for babies.

Synopsis of MEAN GIRLS 2: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo, who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby, at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her dreams. Jo and Abby team up to take on the school's "mean girls," the Plastics. The story becomes a high stakes battle of loyalty that ultimately comes to a head when one of our heroines finds out that her friendship has been bought and paid for.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Theater of the Stars Announces Girls Auditions for the Tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Theater of the Stars will hold auditions for girls between the ages of 10-13 years old for a tour of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS on Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. Registration is from 10-11 a.m. and you must be at registration in order to audition. These auditions are for Actors’ Equity and non-Equity actors. Call backs will take place later that afternoon. Audition location: Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree Street, 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Auditions are for the role of Susan Waverly (the General’s granddaughter). There will be 2 girls sharing this role on the tour and the exact performance schedule will be determined. Interested girls between the ages of 10-13 years old who sing and dance well should bring two copies of your headshot and resume. Head shots will not be returned. You must have these materials with you in order to audition. You should be prepared to sing “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy” from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to dance. Please note that if your child is selected for the show, she must participate in all rehearsals and performances.

In order to be cast in the tour of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS you must be available from October 11, 2010 through January 2, 2011 and be able to make a commitment for this entire time period. Tentative schedule includes rehearsals in New York from October 11-23, Tech & Previews from October 25-31, an engagement in Atlanta at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from November 2-7, followed by performances in Greenville, Harford, Schenectady, Tampa, Charlotte and Chicago.

For more information, or to receive a registration form in advance, please contact Marguerite Daniel at Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960 or
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Georgia Shakespeare Presents Shrew: The Musical

Let Georgia Shakespeare put a spring in your step and a song in your heart with...

Shrew: the Musical
conceived & adapted by John R. Briggs
music & lyrics by John R. Briggs and Dennis West
original arrangements by Dennis West

The Bard's romantic comedy The Taming of the Shrew moves to 1930's Miami where Petruchio (Joe Knezevich) and Kate (Park Krausen) quip like Tracy and Hepburn and shuffle like Fred and Ginger.

Great classic theatre comes together with the modern day musical for this original adaptation by John R. Briggs and Dennis West. Filled with high-energy, toe-tapping musical numbers like "It's a Tough Job" and "Trouble's Comin'," it's fun for the whole family.

Shrew: the Musical opens this Friday, June 11, with $12 preview performances on both Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10.

Buy tickets online now, or call the Box Office at 404.264.0020.

Starring Associate Artists (and real life spouses) Joe Knezevich and Park Krausen, the show also features Georgia Shakespeare favorites Chris Kayser, Allen O'Reilly, Courtney Patterson, Neal A. Ghant, and many more.
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