Atlanta, Georgia- Hard to believe that 100 years has passed since the tale of sinking of the Titanic happen. On April 14, 1912 at 11:40 PM, the ship of all ships, the largest floating man made structure hit an iceberg and sank.
In a time when most theatres are reducing their cast, favoring one man shows, the kids at Fabrefaction Theatre have once again pushed the envelope by producing Titanic: The Musical with a 47 member cast. This night, April 14, 2012 also coincided with the centennial anniversary and was marked with a champagne toast.
What makes Fabrefaction Theatre stand out is that for a young company, they bring veterans of the stage and mix in new faces to create the magic of theatre. From Broadway’s Bobby Mills (Latimer/Bellboy) to local master of ceremonies and festive actor Tony Smithey (Guggenheim/Costumer) and even founding Artistic Director Christina Hoff plays a spitfire (Kate McGowen).
This version of the story of Titanic centers on the launch, voyage, and tragedy. The voices of telling of the stories come from a mix of characters that center on the well to do, the staff, and Captain Smith (Robert S. Wayne).
The music is remarkable as they very intense selections are masterfully choreographed that seamless transition from scene to scene. The high production value has remarkable costuming that even include the detail of the life preserves that were only worn by a selected few.
Titanic: The Musical with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and based on the book by Peter Stone is a larger than life production in the intimacy of the Fabrefaction stage. Don’t miss out on a chance to reflect on the lost souls of that fateful night a hundred years ago.
Titanic: The Musical runs through April 29, for tickets and show times visit: www.Fabrefaction.org or call the box office (404)876-9468.