Atlanta’s break with the theater in person is gradually coming to an end, and we’re ready to go back and see some shows! Let’s take a look at what this season has in store for the City Springs Theatre’s all-musical theater company.
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Rodgers and Hammerstein
The sound of music
September 10-26, 2021
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. With a multitude of cherished songs including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “My Favorite Things”, “Do Re Mi”, “Sixteeen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, THE SOUND OF MUSIC has captured the hearts of the audience. around the world, winning five Tony Awards and five Oscars for the feature film version. The inspiring story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows a bubbling premise that serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the house. But as the forces of Nazism seize Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
A choir line
March 11-27, 2022
Directed by Tony Award recipient and original Broadway actor of A choir line, Baayork Lee
A choir line is a mind-boggling musical concept capturing the spirit and tension of a choir audition on Broadway. Exploring the inner life and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show presents one power act after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love”, “One”, “At the Ballet”, “The Music and the Mirror” and “I Hope I Get It”. A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance and irresistibly authentic drama, A choir line was instantly recognized as a classic
The color purple
May 6-22, 2022
This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) highlights Celie, an oppressed young woman whose personal awakening over 40 years forms the arc of this story. epic. With a joyful score of jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The color purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. It premiered at the Alliance Theater Company here in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005, where it was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony AwardsÂ®, including Best Musical, Best book and the best original music. The London-based West End production moved to Broadway in 2015, winning the Tony AwardÂ® for Best Cover of a Musical.
West Side Story
July 8-24, 2022
As relevant today as when it premiered in 1957, West Side Story is widely regarded as one of the best musicals ever written. This historic Broadway musical (featuring legendary Leonard Bernstein score and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) transports Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to today’s New York City as two idealistic young lovers find themselves caught between gangs street in war, struggling to survive in a world of hatred, violence and prejudice. With immortal songs such as “Tonight”, “Something’s Coming” and “I Feel Pretty”, West Side Story is sure to move, charm and captivate audiences old and new.
All performances will take place at the Byers Theater at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Visit CitySprings Theater.com for more information and to purchase season ticket packages.