Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Stage TENDERLY, The Rosemary Clooney Musical

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Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Stage TENDERLY, The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is proud to continue the professional theatre's 25th Silver Anniversary Season, exclusively sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation. Beginning in early January 2018, the theatre company brings the hit musical Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical to their stage in Roswell.

After receiving rave reviews for the Broadway hit Once On This Island, and then selling out Atlanta playwright Topher Payne's outrageous new story Morningside, Georgia Ensemble Theatre will now bring audiences the wonderful music and turbulent life story of Hollywood icon Rosemary Clooney. The production runs January 11th through 28th, 2018 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical, by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, will be directed by the multi-talented director and actor James Donadio, one of GET's founding company members. Musical direction will be done by Dale Grogan, who is making his GET debut. Synovus Bank shows its continued long-term support of Georgia Ensemble Theatre by joining as the show sponsor for this production.

About the Show:

A fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. In Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney's journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs like "Come on-a My House," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Count Your Blessings," "Hey There," "Mambo Italiano," and more, woven throughout, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life - with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her battles with addiction and depression. Audiences rejoice at her triumphant comeback and even more successful career as a jazz singer. (From TRW)

The Cast:

Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical features an extraordinary cast of two GET veterans. Rachel Sorsa (Only Light in Reno and 20th Century at GET) will bring Rosemary Clooney to life and Mark Cabus (My Fair Lady and One Slight Hitch at GET) will play the Doctor along with all eleven other roles.


Ticket prices for Tenderly start at $33 for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and matinees; Friday nights start from $40, and Saturday nights start from $43. Book early for best prices. (Senior/Student discounts available for select performances). Tickets are available now online at, or by calling the Box Office at 770-641-1260.

ABOUT GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE: The Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Conservatory provides quality theatre productions and arts education to the north metro Atlanta area. The Company annually produces five mainstage productions, attended by more than 35,000 patrons, as well as four Family Stage productions and year-round classes for all ages.

And the rest of Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 25th Silver Anniversary Season:

March 1-18, 2018:

A Comedy of Tenors

By Ken Ludwig

Directed by Shelly McCook

April 12-29, 2018:

Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story

By Alan Janes

Featuring the Music of Buddy Holly

Directed by Ricardo Aponte

The FamilyStage: Adventure Series

The Jungle Book

By Greg Banks, adapted from the book by Rudyard Kipling

Performances on Saturdays at 11am -Apr 14, 21, 28

Miss Nelson is Missing!

by Joan Cushing, adapted from the book by Harry Allard

Performances on Saturdays 11am, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 2017 and March 3, 10, 17, 2018

And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

by James Still

Performance 6:30pm on March 13, 2018

The Giver

By Eric Coble, adapted from the book by Lois Lowry

Performances on Saturdays, 11am Jan. 13, 20, 23, 27, 2018

The Joe Gransden Big Band Series

Joe and his band are back for another series of big band jazz concerts at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Dates for this popular series are:

March 12, 2018 - Swingin' At The Haven

April 23, 2018 - Farley's Favorites

For tickets or information, call 770-641-1260, or visit us online at

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