Monday, March 19, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Legacy Theatre to give us a Song and Dance

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
 March 19,. 2007
Legacy Theatre Presents  Song and Dance
     The newly established Legacy Theatre in Tyrone has been getting rave reviews both for the quality both of the building and of the performances in it.  These results are the fulfillment of the dream of, and the indefagitable labors of, Mark and Bethany Smith of Newnan.  Interesting biographical details and some great photos of the Smiths are found in the current issue (March/April 2007) of the Newnan-Coweta magazine.  And beautiful photos of the building itself can be found by clicking on
     The next  item on the Legacy's agenda will be the Southeastern premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance.  Performances will be held from April 13 through May 6.  The theatre only seats 180, so it would be advisable to purchase tickets in advance as soon as possible.  Further information on the theatre and this show and how to purchase tickets is available at
  The Official Andrew Lloyd Webber website provides this information about Song and Dance:
The Song and the Dance...
The album Variations was launched in 1978. Based on Paganini's Caprice in A minor the recording featured Andrew Lloyd Webber's cellist brother Julian and a number of the rock world's leading musicians.
In 1982, this work was combined with Tell Me on a Sunday (an Andrew Lloyd Webber/Don Black song cycle) to produce the musical Song & Dance which opened at the Palace Theatre in London on 26 March 1982 for a run of 781 performances, closing 31 March 1984 . Tell Me on a Sunday was sung by Marti Webb originally and subsequently by, amongst others, Gemma Craven, Carol Nielsson, Lulu and Liz Robertson.

Variations choreographed by Anthony van Laast was danced by an electric team of dancers including Wayne Sleep, Graham Fletcher, Sandy Strallen, Linda Mae Brewer and Jane Darling.

Song & Dance was subsequently presented in Australia , the USA , Germany Switzerland, Austria , Norway and Holland .

In a slightly rewritten form, the show ran on Broadway for over a year to great public response. 1987 saw the worldwide release of a new orchestral version of Variations together with an orchestral tone poem Aurora written by Andrew Lloyd Webber's father.


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