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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014 IN THE HEIGHTS
Paideia School
1/27-1/29/2014
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 tradtions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Book by Quiara Aleg
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014 THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR
NORTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL
1/29-2/1/2014
Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all. The Demons of Ignorance are certain he will be their next victim, telling him "If you get the urge to do anything - don't. It could be dangerous."Ě To the rescue comes THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR.! Norton Juster's beloved children's book is given full musical treatment in this acclaimed stage version of the modern tale of a boy who must save the princesses Rhyme and Reason and reunite the brother Kings who rule over the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis. Aided by a trusty time-keeping dog, Tock, Milo successfully brings harmony to the Land of Wisdom and learns many things about words and numbers along his journey. Perhaps the most important lesson he takes with him, however, is that everything we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone. When he returns home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover. With a book adapted by Mr. Juster himself, witty lyrics full of wordplay by Sheldon Harnick (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SHE LOVES ME) and a melodious score by Arnold Black, THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR. is an endearing show that audiences of all ages will find appealing.SPECIAL EDITIONS OF THE NOVEL NOW AVAILABLE To celebrate the 50th Anniversary milestone, Random House has released two special editions of the book as well as a new work by Norton Juster. You can learn more about
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014 DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR
PATTERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1/31-2/1/2014
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in Disney's ALADDIN JR., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA JR in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA JR
CITY OF ROSWELL PARKS & REC DEPT
1/31-2/1/2014
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR., featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (JEKYLL & HYDE, DOCTOR DOLITTLE) and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. With this show's flexible cast size, featuring roles for all ages, your production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014 ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Johns Creek High School
1/30-2/1/2014
The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger actors and audiences, but all the magic, hilarity and fun of the original are still in place. G2K? ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is the perfect show to introduce young people to the magic of live theater. PLEASE NOTE: All schools wishing to peruse or perform a G2K musical should apply through theMusic by Mary Rodgers; Book by Jay Thompson & Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Adapted by Tom Briggs
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014 DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR
DICKERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
1/31-2/2/2014
Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
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STAN THE LOVESICK SNOWMAN
Center for Puppetry Arts
1/2-2/2/2014
Downstairs Theater:adapt: Jon Ludwig.
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR
OFF BROADWAY DANCE CENTER
1/31-2/9/2014
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. The highlyoriginal and theatrical Caribbean adaptationof the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominationsfor its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. In almostnon-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasantgirl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the otherside of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical godswho rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her loveagainst the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.Equally effective regardless of its cast size, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. features minimal--though colorful--sets and costumes that capture the imagination of the audience. Creative movement is also part of the show's style, calling upon performers to portray trees, wild animals and even a fierce rainstorm. Its catchy, contemporary, and Caribbean-flavored score by theTony¬ģ Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (RAGTIMEand the animated film Anastasia) includes tender ballads and rousingcelebratory numbers for an ensemble cast of strong singers.
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SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
Actor's Express
1/8-2/9/2014
Actor's Express:John Guare; dir: Freddie Ashley.
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THE GELLER GIRLS
ALLIANCE THEATRE
1/15-2/9/2014
Alliance Stage:Janece Shaffer; dir: Susan V. Booth.
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LOMBARDI
Aurora Theatre
1/16-2/9/2014
Aurora Theatre Mainstage:Eric Simonson; dir: Justin Anderson.
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT
AURORA THEATRE
1/22-2/14/2014
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that THE CAT IN THE HAT is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met.With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home...? The National Theatre's production of Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT is a lively, engaging "play with sound effects" for performance by adults for young children. Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined.
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IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT
ALLIANCE THEATRE
1/31-2/23/2014
Hertz Stage:Madhuri Shekar; dir: Laura Kepley.
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THE BEST OF ENEMIES
Theatrical Outfit
1/29-2/23/2014
Mark St. Germain; dir: Mira Hirsch.
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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
The New American Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
1/4-3/29/2014
Shakespeare Tavern:William Shakespeare; dir: Jeff Watkins.
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