Friday, February 19, 2010

Tony Award-Winning SPRING AWAKENING Playing The Fabulous Fox Theatre March 9-14, 2010

On-Stage Seating on Sale February 23

On Tuesday, February 23, a limited number of on-stage seats will be made available for every performance of SPRING AWAKENING, playing the The Fabulous Fox Theatre from March 9-14, 2010. These seats offer theatergoers an exciting and unique way to experience the performance with the action of the show taking place all around them. On-stage seats are $25 and will be available for purchase in-person only at The Fox Theatre Box Office, located at 660 Peachtree Street in Midtown. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For the safety of the patrons and the performers, ticket buyers will be asked to adhere to the on-stage seating procedures that will be provided to them at the time of purchase.Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, Spring Awakening features an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by the award-winning Bill T. Jones.

Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, Spring Awakening celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget.

The performance schedule for Spring Awakening is as follows:

Tuesday, March 9 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 8 p.m.
Friday, March 12 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 14 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

General 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.

For more information about SPRING AWAKENING, please visit SPRING AWAKENING contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language.

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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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dinner theatre spells F-U-N-N-Y

Audience laughter will drown out spelling eliminations

Audience members should bring their dictionaries to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a one-act musical comedy that centers around a fictional spelling bee set in at Putnam Valley Middle School.

Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. But three or four real audience members will be invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters. During the 2005 Tony Awards, former Presidential candidate Al Sharpton competed.

This is the first time that The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been performed in the Augusta area. The show will run Feb. 12-13, 19-20, and 25-27. Tickets are $39 general; $36 active duty E7 and above, seniors, military retirees and DA civilians; $30 active duty E7 and below and $25 show only.

Located on 3rd Avenue, Building 32100
Fort Gordon, Georgia
Phone: (706) 791-4389
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Embrace the Adventure and Magic of Ancient China of Disney’s Mulan at the Alliance Theatre

Feb. 24 – Mar. 19, 2010

The Alliance Children’s Theatre celebrates the legendary culture of ancient China where traditions are fundamental and the family honor supreme in the action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Mulan, an exotic musical based on the animated Disney movie. 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 this full-scale version with lavish sets and costumes in the theatrically inventive style of Aladdin and Seussical the Musical. Opening Night is Sat, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. on the Alliance Stage. Tickets are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office by calling 404.733.5000 or online at

In Mulan, the destiny of the Chinese people is in the hands of a girl who throws tradition aside to save her family and her emperor. With the help of an upstart dragon, Mulan discovers the hero inside of her and the truth that heroes come in all shapes and sizes!

Complete with towering puppets and the beloved score by the distinguished musical team of Matthew Wilder and David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge, Mulan is a must-see for families who have cherished the Disney classic. Live on stage are the spirited girl, her misfit companion Mushu (a dragon), members of her distinguished family (both past and present) and all the other lively characters who have delighted and inspired children since the movie’s release in 1998. The score includes favorites like “Reflection,” “Honor to Us All” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”

Bryan Louiselle adapted and arranged the music and provided additional music and lyrics while Patricia Cotter adapted the book and provided additional lyrics.

The cast features eight local actors including Leslie Bellair as Mulan, Bernard Jones (Class of 3000 LIVE), J.C. Long (A Christmas Carol), Brandon O’Dell (Class of 3000 LIVE) and Alecia Robinson (Seussical the Musical). (Biographical information on the cast and creative team members may be found in the attached fact sheet.)

Members of the artistic team that will bring this Disney musical adventure to life on stage are Hylan Scott, choreographer; Kat Conley, set designer; Sydney Roberts, costume designer; Pete Shinn, lighting designer; and Clay Benning, sound designer; Christopher Cannon, musical director.

Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the Alliance Stage. FAMILIES Centerstage performances on Feb. 27 will be at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Thursday, Mar. 4 show at 11:45 a.m. will be Audio Described. The matinee performance on Wednesday, Mar. 10 at 11:45 p.m. will be Sign Interpreted.

Tickets are $20 and $30 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.

Families Centerstage
A benefit for the Alliance Children’s Theatre
An annual festival putting families and great theatre in the spotlight!
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2009
Join the Alliance Children’s Theatre for a great family fun fair showcasing Mulan! Between two performances, the Woodruff Arts Center Galleria will be transformed into an interactive festival highlighting ways to harness the power of self-expression. Sing, dance, move and create your own art with Atlanta’s favorite children’s organizations and businesses while supporting the Alliance Children’s Theatre!
Woodruff Arts Center
Performances: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Festival: 2 – 4 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for children and $35 for adults (includes performance and festival).
To purchase tickets, call 404.733.5000 or visit For additional information call 404.733.4613.

Mulan is presented by Publix Super Markets Charities. FAMILIES Centerstage is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Additional Sponsors: Mulan is sponsored by Marriott Residence Inn – Official Hotel of the Alliance Theatre; and The Home Depot – Set Construction Sponsor of the Alliance Theatre.

Production of Mulan 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, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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