ANYTHING GOES, WHITE CHRISTMAS, et al. Included in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 33rd Season

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Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only local professional musical theatre company, is pleased to announce its 2012-13 season! With five fantastic shows – Cole Porter's tap-dancing musical extravaganza Anything Goes; Irving Berlin's holiday classic White Christmas; the 1960's pop music revue Beehive; the powerful portrait of life in of turn-of-the-century America in the Tony Award winning Ragtime; and the delightfully eclectic score of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – we look forward to continuing to deliver unforgettable theatrical experiences to our patrons.

Current subscribers have the first chance to renew and lock-in their preferred dates and seating – but only for a limited time. Season subscriptions and individual tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 15, 2012. For information and sales, contact 404-377-9948 or visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

Anything Goes (September 21 – October 7, 2012) - Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, "Anything Goes" is Cole Porter's tap-dancing extravaganza! When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love - proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise, and some good old-fashioned blackmail! Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's De-lovely," and of course, "Anything Goes!"

White Christmas (December 7 – 23, 2012) - Don't worry about the weather forecast - it's going to be a "White Christmas" at Atlanta Lyric Theatre! Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film, this merry musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont inn - and end up finding love with two singing sisters under the mistletoe. With laughter, crazy plot turns, Broadway-size production numbers, and the unforgettable music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin is a brightly wrapped holiday gift. And, yes, the forecast calls for snow at The Strand in December!

Beehive – The 60's Musical (February 15 – March 3, 2013) - "Beehive" is a high-energy musical revue tracing the coming of age of women's music through dozens of popular hits of the girl groups and solo singers of the 1960's. The Chiffons, The Supremes, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin are just some of the 60's pop stars portrayed by the super talented cast. Hear such favorites as "My Boyfriend's Back," "One Fine Day," "Where the Boys Are," Downtown," "Proud Mary," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," and "Respect."

Ragtime (April 12 – 28, 2013) - At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, "Ragtime" weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled suburban mother, an inventive Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Their compelling stories intertwine to form a rich tapestry of hopes and dreams, struggles and triumphs, rhythm and rhyme--set to an epic, Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. A colossal stage show based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, "Ragtime" also features a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (June 7 – 23, 2013) - The well-known biblical tale of a young man with a very special gift and some very big adventures! When Joseph receives a wondrous colorful coat from his father, his jealous brothers take matters into their own hands. In Egypt, however, his fortunes take an unexpected turn for the better when he helps a troubled - but rockin' - Pharaoh. A delightful, eclectic pop score by Andrew Lloyd Webber highlights this timeless favorite for audiences of all ages.

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Atlanta's only local professional musical theatre company, was formed in 1980 as the Southeastern Savoyards, a repertory theatre company dedicated to presenting the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. Since then, the company has grown into a highly regarded regional musical theatre company, and the company changed its name to Atlanta Lyric Theatre. In August 2008, Atlanta Lyric Theatre announced its partnership with the Friends of the Strand, Inc. to relocate to the historic and newly renovated Strand Theatre located on the Square in Marietta, Georgia, as the new performance home of Atlanta Lyric Theatre. In October 2009, Atlanta Lyric Theatre was nominated for 19 Suzi Bass Awards (Atlanta's equivalent of the Tony Awards), the most of any professional Atlanta arts organization, and in 2010 The Lyric's production of Hairspray won the Best Musical award. For more information, visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

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