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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 THE FANTASTICKS
GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE
2/1-2/13/2013
Talk about a time-provenaudience-pleaser! "Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmerwasn't enchanting audiences around the world. THE FANTASTICKS is thelongest-running production of any kind in the world, and with good reason: atthe heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is apurity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is atimeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the sametime.With its minimal costumes, small band and virtually non-existent set, THE FANTASTICKS is an intimate show which may be performed in virtually any space,engaging the audience's imagination and showcasing a strong ensemble cast. Itsmoving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a moremature, meaningful love is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy,memorable songs, many of which have become standards.
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PETITE ROUGE
Aurora Theatre
1/23-2/13/2013
Aurora Theatre Mainstage: - adapt: Joan Cushing; lyrics: Joan Cushing; music: Joan Cushing; dir: Justin Anderson.
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
Next Stage Theatre Company
2/13-2/13/2013
A satirical look at the scandalous world of young celebrity, The Little Dog Laughed playfully exposes the challenges of being gay in Hollywood. In it, a rising movie star gets pulled in all directions by his spin-doctor agent, the sexy "rent-boy" who has caught his eye and the rent-boy's naive and needy girlfriend -- not to mention the photographers who track their every move. In its off-Broadway run, The Little Dog Laughed was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre; after moving to Broadway, it earned a Tony nomination for Best Play.
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 THE APPLE TREE
THEATRE ALBANY
2/14-2/15/2013
THE APPLE TREE is a unique evening of three one-act musicals about men, women and a little thing called temptation from the songwriting team of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SHE LOVES ME. The first act, "The Diary Of Adam And Eve," is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple, adapted from Mark Twain's Extracts From Adam's Diary. The second act, "The Lady Or The Tiger?," explores the fickleness of love in a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom. Finally, "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.Witty, tuneful and utterly charming, these fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek musical miniatures may be presented separately or in any combination, to fill out a theatrical evening. Each is modest in production requirements and filled with the warmth and humanity that is the hallmark of Harnick and Bock.
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 URINETOWN
RABUN GAP-NACOOCHEE SCHOOL
2/15-2/16/2013
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the "comedic romp"? into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
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THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Lovett School
2/14-2/16/2013
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by
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CAROUSEL
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
2/15-2/16/2013
In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the Play LILIOM by Ferenc Molnar; As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer; Original Dances by Agnes De Mille
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ACTORS EXPRESS
1/10-2/17/2013
BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson creators Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today's political/populist landscape) with their musical about the seventh U.S. president, reinvented as an "emo" rock star. BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson tells the story of America's first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States--who cares if he didn't have permission?An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?This wildly entertaining 90-minute show is perfect for comedic actors and singers, with minimal dancing required. BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson is an actor driven rather than design-dependent musical; it encourages breaking the fourth wall, audience participation, and rocking out!
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
TROUP COUNTY COMP HIGH SCHOOL
2/15-2/17/2013
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a contemporary, Caribbean-flavored musical by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based upon the book My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a director's dream, with achievable requirements. Its small band and minimal sets and costumes will capture the imagination of the audience. Its catchy, contemporary, tender ballads and rousing celebratory numbers are ideal for an ensemble cast of strong singers.
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BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson
Actor's Express
1/9-2/17/2013
- book: Alex Timbers; lyrics: Michael Friedman; music: Michael Friedman; dir: Freddie Ashley.
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THE WAFFLE PALACE: SMOTHERED, COVERED AND SCATTERED 24/7/365
Horizon Theatre Company
1/11-2/17/2013
Horizon Theatre Company: - Larry Larson, Eddie Levi Lee; dir: Jeff Adler, Lisa Adler.
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A FEW GOOD MEN
Town & Gown Players
2/8-2/17/2013
A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. It tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy when a rookie Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. He expects a plea-bargain, and a cover-up of what really happened. But, prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, the play raises the questions of what it means to have honour, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world.
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (MEGAMIX)
Savannah Theatre Project
2/8-2/17/2013
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. This version of JOSEPH?DREAMCOAT features extended songs and dances. The Megamix is available as a separate rental with this version. Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 A FEW GOOD MEN
Town and Gown Players
2/8-2/17/2013
A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. It tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy when a rookie Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. He expects a plea-bargain, and a cover-up of what really happened. But, prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, the play raises the questions of what it means to have honour, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world.
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 SHE LOVES ME
GAINESVILLE THEATRE ALLIANCE
2/12-2/23/2013
An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and book by Joe Masteroff (CABARET), SHE LOVES ME is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written.Georg and Amalia are two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930's who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing their respective correspondents are none other than each other. Funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental, SHE LOVES ME is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romances.SHE LOVES ME showcases a small but strong ensemble cast playing a range of memorable characters of all ages. An ideal Christmas or Valentine?s Day show, this heart-warming story will be adored by your entire audience.
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/10/2013 LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
Next Stage Theatre Company
2/8-2/23/2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon provides a peek behind the scenes of TV's golden age in this hit Broadway comedy, which is based on Simon's own time spent on the writing staff of Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. Set in 1953, the play depicts a harried comedy writing staff frantically scrambling to top each other with gags while vying for the attention of star madman, Max Prince. Max's habit of boozing and popping too many pills is growing under the pressures of rising McCarthyism, network executives and sponsors who want him to cut back his "too-smart" staff so they can chase after the Leave It to Beaver audience. A skillful mix of nostalgia, laughter, classic Catskills humor, colorful characters and more, Laughter on the 23rd Floor remains an enduring classic from Simon, a master of the form. Las Vegas actor, director, and producer Gus Langley joins a talented ensemble of Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Award winners and nominated actors to portray characters based on comic legends Mel Brooks, Danny Simon, Mel Tolkin and Carl Reiner.
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BIKE AMERICA
ALLIANCE THEATRE
2/1-2/24/2013
Hertz Stage: - Mike Lew.
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FLY
Theatrical Outfit
1/30-2/24/2013
The Balzer Theater at Herren's: - Trey Ellis, Ricardo Khan; dir: Patdro Harris.
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ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
2/14-2/24/2013
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 the_Hal Leonard Corporation by contacting_gettingtoknow@halleonard.com. Community theatres and youth organizations should apply by clicking on the license button below. For questions related to G2K musicals, contact an R&H representative at (800) 400-8160. Music by Mary Rodgers; Book by Jay Thompson & Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer; Lyrics by Marshall Barer
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THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
On Stage Playhouse
2/15-3/2/2013
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married-over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women-a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last foreverů
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"MASTER HAROLD"? AND THE BOYS
Aurora Theatre
2/14-3/3/2013
Studio Theatre: - Athol Fugard; dir: Jaclyn Hofmann.
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TALES OF Edgar Allan POE
Center for Puppetry Arts
2/12-3/3/2013
Downstairs Theater: - adapt: Bobby Box; dir: Michael Haverty.
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ROMEO AND JULIET
The New American Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
1/31-3/3/2013
The Shakespeare Tavern: - William Shakespeare; dir: Andrew Houchins.
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THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE
Dad's Garage
2/7-3/9/2013
Top Shelf: - Christian Danley, Randy Havens.
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TWO TRAINS RUNNING
True Colors Theatre Co
2/12-3/10/2013
Southwest Arts Center: - August Wilson; dir: LaTanya Richardson Jackson.
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THE ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY BUG
Center for Puppetry Arts
1/29-3/17/2013
Mainstage Theater: - Written and directed by Jon Ludwig .
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FREE TO BE... YOU AND ME
Valdosta State University
2/1-3/22/2013
Marlo Thomas conceived a children's book that, instead of telling boys and girls who they should be, would open them to the possibilities of who they could be. She gathered many of her supremely talented friends from various worlds of the arts and the remarkable result is highly regarded as a modern classic of children's literature. Life-enhancing themes are imaginatively blended with music and humor to expand children's personal horizons, enabling them to invent their own futures without limitation, while dispelling some old constraints and worn-out conventions in the process. Parents, teachers and other grown-up friends will delight in sharing this extraordinary and memorable experience with the children in their lives.From the Book `Free To Be... You And Me`; Conceived By Marlo Thomas & and Friends; Contributions by Judy Blume & Dan Greenberg & Carol Hall & Sheldon Harnick & Bruce Hart & Edward Kleban & Elain Laron & Stephen Lawrence & Betty Miles & Shelley Miller & Carl Reiner & Mary Rodgers & Shel Silverstein & Peter Stone & Charlotte Zolotow; Adaptation Written for the Stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran
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AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME: REMEMBERING THE WORLD OF Anne Frank
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
2/11-3/29/2013
On Tour: - James Still.
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