It’s new season announcement time in Atlanta’s theatre community!
Having rescheduled their spring production of Boys in the Band to August, Out Front Theatre Company’s 2020-21 season kicks off in October with Xanadu and continues its LGBTQIA-centric programming through May 2021.
Check out their full lineup below!
- Dates: Oct. 22 – Nov. 7, 2020
- Book by Douglas Carter Bean
- Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
- Based on the Universal Pictures film (Screenplay by Richard Danus & Mark Rubel)
The Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating musical Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California, in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
Judy’s Scary Little Christmas
- Dates: Dec. 3 – 19, 2020
- Written by James Webber & David Church
- Music & Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward
About Judy’s Scary Christmas
Judy Garland is primed for her biggest comeback ever – the dazzling star of her own TV special, broadcast live on Christmas Eve, 1959. Judy’s guests include Bing Crosby (making some holiday “grog”), Ethel Merman (plugging her Hawaiian album), Liberace (with a handsome sailor in tow), and, even Mommie Dearest herself, Joan Crawford. However, mysterious snafus behind the scenes and cameo appearances by commie-baiting Vice President Richard Nixon (who performs a magic act) and blacklisted writer, Lillian Hellman, (who’s forced to read “Children’s Letter to Santa” with a puppet) throw Judy’s program off course!
The Pink Unicorn
- Dates: Jan. 21 – Feb. 1, 2021
- By Elise Forier Edie
About The Pink Unicorn
The Pink Unicorn is “a comedy about gender identity and big hair!”, which tells the story of Trisha, a Christian widow, living in a conservative Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenaged daughter announces she is gender queer and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. Trisha recounts her story about facing a crisis she never saw coming, at a time when transgender people and gender issues weren’t even on her radar.
This Bitter Earth
- Dates: March 4 – 20, 2021
- By Harrison David Rivers
About This Bitter Earth
A deep love is challenged by divisive political realities. Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his choices called into question when his boyfriend, Neil, a white Black Lives Matter activist, calls him out for his political apathy. As passions and priorities collide, this couple is forced to reckon with issues of race, class and the bravery it takes to love out loud.
- Dates: May 6 – 22, 2021
- By Harvey Fierstein
About Torch Song
In Harvey Fierstein’s award-winning Torch Song, the life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing, Jewish drag queen living in New York City, is dramatized over the span of the late 1970s and 1980s. Told with a likable, human voice, Torch Song follows Arnold’s odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.