Theater of the Stars announced its 2013-2014 season with shows that includes Theater of the Stars’ production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, the family favorite musical CATS, the classic Broadway musical ANYTHING GOES and DREAMGIRLS starring Jennifer Holliday. The return of the popular STOMP as a season special, will round out the exciting season. “I am pleased to announce another spectacular season of musical theatre that combines classic, well-loved Broadway musicals with the Southeastern premiere of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID,” said Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “This season offers shows that families and patrons of all ages will enjoy. Theater of the Stars looks forward to providing Atlanta with another fun summer of live entertainment!”
Theater of the Stars is also pleased to announce a partnership with Georgia Aquarium,the world’s largest with more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner this season than Georgia Aquarium,” said Manos. “There are so many synergies with our family friendly shows and especially Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. We look forward to entertaining more Atlanta families through this partnership.”
Theater of the Stars Season Ticket Subscribers receive special advantages and benefits including personalized customer service, access to good seats, great package pricing, ticket exchange privileges, advance notice about specials and season highlights. Make plans now to join us at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and spend some quality time at an affordable price with your family and friends. Tickets are on sale now by calling Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960 or visiting www.TheateroftheStars.com.
2013 – 2014 Theater of the Stars Season Shows
BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story
July 9-14, 2013
BUDDY is a musical celebration of the legendary singer/songwriter Buddy Holly. This International sensation is the original juke box musical and includes all of Buddy’s hits including. “That’ll be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Rave On” and “Oh Boy”. We are pleased to announce that TOTS is mounting this 25th Anniversary Tour.
July 23-28, 2013
Five continents, 26 countries, over eight and a half million audience members and almost 30 years later, CATS is still America’s most loved family musical. It is, once again, time to celebrate with the whole family the magic, the mystery, the wonder of CATS. Create a special ‘memory’ one more time. Lots of local Atlanta kids will appear as “Kittens”.
DREAMGIRLS Starring Jennifer Holliday
August 2 – 11, 2013
Winner of six Tony awards and two Oscars, DREAMGIRLS starring Jennifer Holliday follows the story of an all-girl singing trio from Chicago in their quest for success. Based on the show biz stories of the 1960’s R&B acts like the Supremes and James Brown, DREAMGIRLS portrays the heartbreak and challenges of breaking new ground, both musically and socially, and how family and friendships triumph and last through all the trials.
August 20 – 25, 2013
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards including “I Get a Kick out of You”, “You’re the Top”, and of course, “Anything Goes”.
Theater of the Stars’ Production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
January 10-20, 2014
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time-or all over again!
September 23-29, 2013
STOMP is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes – and yes, even the kitchen sink. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
*This show will not be part of the Season Package. It will go on sale at a later date. Subscribers will be given first opportunity to purchase tickets to the show once they have gone on sale!
Season tickets are on sale now by calling Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960 or visiting www.TheateroftheStars.com. For groups of 10 of more, please call 404-881-2000.
“A Christmas Carol” at Theatre in the Square Brings the Holiday Cheer!
Nothing makes me feel more like Christmas is just around the corner than seeing a live performance of “A Christmas Carol.” We have been fortunate to see it performed all over the country with highlights in Boston at the North Shore Music Theatre and now a wonderful performance at the resurrected Theatre in the Square!
The intimate theater is the perfect setting for a story this classic. Even if you are sitting in the back, you will still get a great view and feel the story just fine.
From the opening of the story, through the highly appreciated musical numbers, and a wonderful full cast finale, this adaptation is simply delightful.
The cast, comprised of some amazing local talent, is as good as they get! Some of the best and stand out performances go to Bruce Speer as Scrooge, Cindy Copeland as Christmas Past, Vance West as Bob Cratchit and how could we leave out Davie DeWitt as Tiny Tim!
After the show we talked to the owner of the Theatre, Raul Thomas and he told us this. ” This adaptation by Director Tony Smithey he has been producing in a variety of forms for 18 years. Originally written to tour in schools the running time was about 55 min. With the addition of music and dancing it now runs about an hour and a half with the intermission.
In the production Tony has done a little fleshing out to Scrooge’s relationships with his Mother, his only friend Jacob Marley and his one and only true love Belle. ”
This is a must on our Holiday Fun list so get your tickets now HERE as it opens tonight!
The New Theatre in the Square Marietta is Back and Better Than Ever!
Three years ago one of my favorite local theaters took their final bow and closed up shop. Ever since I can I remember, I loved going to see performances at the Theatre on the Square in the beautiful Marietta Square. I can remember going to see some great Christmas shows with my parents and one of my favorites, the “1940’s Radio Hour”. Ahhh, the memories. But, it was all over in 2012.
Three years have come and gone and I spent two of those years in Boston and one in Florida, so imagine my delight to come back to Atlanta to find that the Theatre on the Square was revamped and ready to amaze again with great local talent.
We took a few minutes to get to know the lovely Roxanne Johnson of the Theatre and ask her a few questions.
TBB: We are so excited that the beloved Theatre in the Square in Marietta is making it’s glorious comeback. Tell me about this revival, who is involved and what we can expect?
Roxanne: It was more than heart breaking to the community as a whole to see Theatre in the Square close up shop in 2012. Immediately seeing huge potential Raul Thomas; Executive Chef, Film Maker and avid supporter of all the arts, took over the theatre in September of this year. From the community he hand picked a team of top notch creative and business professionals. We all quickly went to bring this sacred space back to it’s former glory.
Wanting to court previous supporters of the theatre we offer through our resident company standards and favorites of the community. There will also be more contemporary entertainment offered as well as concerts and comedy and other events. The former green room has now been transformed into a small film and photography studio.
The studio is available to the community. As well as classes for children and adults. We are already working closely with Marietta Middle School and Kennesaw State University. The ultimate goal is creating a multi-cultural center bringing entertainment and education to the area through art and theatre.
Information regarding what is currently running and what is coming up for us, as well as purchasing tickets can be found on our website HERE.
After the 1st of the year we will be offering season tickets, flex tickets and reserved seating.
Pure Magic! Cinderella at The Fox Theatre!
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl who dreamed of happiness, played with her animal friends and loved her daddy. She loved to pretend that she was the beautiful princess at a ball, dancing the night away. Yes, once upon a time.
As the years went by, the girl grew older but her dreams never died. She still loves her daddy, her animal friends and of course, dreams of happiness and princess gowns.
Last night, that little girl witnessed the most amazing thing! A true princess transform on stage and she knew that anything was possible! So, she began to dream some more!
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