The Alliance Theatre has announced their upcoming 2010-2011 season. Productions range from children’s classics to world-premiere musical comedies and will be held at the Alliance and Hertz Stages.
Bring It On: the Musical is a world premiere musical about the world of fierce competitive cheerleading, based on the popular movie and the book by Jeff Whitty. Featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this musical comedy is sure to “bring it.”
The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years is a new romantic comedy by award-winning playwright of Blues for an Alabama Sky and Flyin’ West, Pearl Cleage. This world premiere celebrates freedom and tells the story of the Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Ala at its 100th anniversary celebration.
August: Osage County is a dark comedy that depicts a family gathering that turns into a train wreck, featuring some of Atlanta’s favorite actors as you’ve never seen them before.
Sammy & Me is the story about singer, dancer and child star Sammy Davis Jr., which takes the audience on a journey through his life and music. Features 15 of Sammy’s songs, including “Where or When,” “Smile,” “Mr. Bojangles” and “Candy Man.”
Spoon Lake Blues is a bold new comedy that tells the story of two brothers who resort to burglary in order to save their house from the bank. Written by Josh Tobiessen, this world premiere will leave you laughing.
Carapace is the winner of the 2010 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. Written by David Mitchell Robinson, it tells the story of a man on a mission to do right to his daughter on her 23rd birthday.
Middle School the Musical is Alliance’s first interactive show, filled with improv and music. “An improvisational survival guide for tweenagers,” a team of four students will guide children and families through the essentials of middle school, because it’s just “not easy being tween.”
Honk! is a children’s musical about a unique little duckling on a journey to find himself. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, this show is perfect for families and based on “The Ugly Duckling.”
A Christmas Carol is a heartwarming story, featuring holiday carols and your favorite Atlanta actors. Rediscover the joys of the holiday season with infamous characters like Ebenezer Scrooge, Mr. Fezziwig. Belle and Tiny Tim. This show is based on the story by Charles Dickens and is directed by Rosemary Newcott.
The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street is a world premiere written and created by the cast of The Second City. This sketch comedy will remind you of why you’re lucky to be spending the holidays in Atlanta. This is Second City’s third Atlanta-centric installment for the popular sketch comedy troupe.
Single tickets go on sale this summer. Subscriptions are available now.
For more information and performance dates, visit Alliancetheatre.org.