Tuesday, September 04, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Legacy Theatre Announces Season Tickets and Children's Plays

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258  schultz_forrest@yahoo.com
 September 4, 2007
Legacy Theatre Announces Season Tickets and Children's Plays
     Mark and Bethany Smith of Newnan have been having a real impact on the Southside arts scene through their Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  The 2007-2008 season has already been announced and now there is a new announcement about season tickets and also about this year's upcoming special children's plays.  The Southside Arts Agenda online news service has done a commendable job in presenting these announcements in its latest publication:
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We are excited to announce that The Legacy Theatre is  Lifesyles 
Magazine Reader's Choice for "Best place to see a play!"
We cannot believe  it is already time to begin our second season! The
first season was such an amazing experience and we are excited to
announce our second season!

Season Tickets are on sale now and include all 5 shows for only $100!
Makes a great gift!

The Legacy Theatre has generated a lot of excitement as the first full
time professional theatre on the south side of Atlanta.   For Executive
Producer Bethany Hayes Smith, the Legacy Theatre is the fulfillment of a life-long dream to start a theatre company.  Along with her husband,
Mark Smith, Artistic Director, they are seeing that dream realized. 
"We are committed to providing this area with excellent entertainment
and we are passionate about the theatre being an elegant theatrical
experience!" Bethany and Mark have a long list of professional credits
in theatre companies across the country.  They moved to Georgia from
New York when Mark accepted a position to teach theatre and film at
Landmark Christian School. As professional actors and educators, the
Smiths also have a desire to train and nourish the next generation of
theatre performers and patrons. This is an excellent opportunity for
area schools to experience professional theatre in an intimate and
convenient location. Careful research and planning has gone into the
design of this beautiful new theatre located on Highway 74 in Tyrone.
The intimate theatre has 176 custom designed traditional theatre
stadium seats in a rich purple fabric with a velvet main curtain dyed
to match.  The 50 foot stage is framed by a Hollywood designed 25 foot tall proscenium arch in an art deco design.
The Legacy Theatre  stages five productions each year giving
opportunities for professional actors, technicians, directors and
choreographers from the Atlanta area and beyond to work.
Legacy Children's Theatre is a theatre for young audiences specializing
in shows that entertain as well as educate.
Legacy's Broadway Workshop gives children through teens an opportunity
to work with theatre professionals and develop musical theatre skills.
For more information please visit their web page  by clicking here or call (404) 895-1473.
2007 - 2008 Season
The hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.  The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making the satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna-men, women, children and animals.  Sept. 21-Oct. 14
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast.  With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.  Nov. 23-Dec. 16
More so than any composer and lyricist who have written for the stage, the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives.  This stunning collection of compositions places five performers in a theatrical setting, offering the audience a glorious parade of genuine hits.  Jan. 25-February 17
A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. 
"An abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill! Some of the most engaging and instantly infections melodies heard in an original musical in some time."  USA Today April 18-May 11
Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from page to the stage in this new musical that remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons.  A score that bubbles with melody and wit, it's jazzy upbeat sound is a perfect match for the hopping, crawling and flying denizens that inhabit Frog and Toad's world.  June 26-July 13 (Thursdays-Sunday)
Tickets for the Legacy Theatre 2007-2008 season are on sale now by calling the box office at (404) 895 - 1473 or by visiting the theatre located at 1175 Senoia Road in Tyrone.
Legacy children's Series
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Written by The Brothers Grimm
Adapted for the Stage by Gayle Cornelison

Public Performance Saturday December 8th, 2007 11am
Holly and Ivy, two of Santa's elves-in-training, are sent to The Black
Forest to save a kind shoemaker and his wife from being thrown out of
their shop. The only thing standing in their way is the shoemaker's
evil landlord who will stop at nothing to capture an elf of his own!
This Holiday classic from the Brothers Grimm will warm your heart and
keep you in stitches.
Approx. running time: 50 min.
The Cay
From the book by Theodore Taylor
Adapted by Gayle Cornelison

Public Performance Saturday February 9th, 2008 11am
An instant favorite returns for a second year! A beautiful adaptation
of Theodore Taylor's classic in which the boy, Phillip, is blinded and
shipwrecked on a small island with the aged West Indian, Timothy.
During his ordeal, Phillip must depend on Timothy to survive and
discovers that his companion is a wise and dignified man and that the
color of one's skin does not determine a person's worth.
4th grade + Approx. running time: 55 min.
Junie B. Jones & A Little Monkey Business
From the book by Barbara Park
Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing

Public Performance May 10th, 2008  11am
Join us as we present the world's funniest kindergartner in her very
own musical celebration! Junie B. is delighted to learn that her new
baby brother is a "real, live monkey." Didn't her grandmother say,
"He's the cutest little monkey I've ever seen"? Her classmates can't
wait for Junie B. to bring him to show-and-tell. Soon, Junie finds
herself the most popular girl in the class, but, as always with Junie
B., things have a way of getting out of hand! From the creators of
last year's hit, Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Ages 4+ Approx. running time: 55 min.

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