The Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival has announced the postponement of its fifth annual festival. A new date has not yet been released.

Having just announced the musical selections in May, the event was originally scheduled for August 3-11 at Theatrical Outfit.

From the AMTF Facebook page

“Due to the guidance and direction of health experts and government officials, and for the safety and health of our guests, staff, and cast members, the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival is postponing our annual festival that was scheduled for August 2020. We appreciate your patience as we work on rescheduling.

In a world of uncertainty, the one thing we know for sure, is that we are committed to bringing this year’s four selected pieces to Atlanta audiences as soon as it is safe for us all to gather, witness, and celebrate musical theatre together.

As we eagerly await the unveiling of these pieces, check out the full musical descriptions below!

Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy

Book, Music, Lyrics by Gretchen Suarez-Pena

In the steampunk town of New Comen, Jacob is the esteemed heir who is in love with a lower-class girl named Mara- an aspiring vocalist. Their love is one of fairy tales until Melina enters the scene. The love triangle ends in heartbreak, tossing the town into political turmoil and the fabric of time hangs in the balance of a mysterious detector. Many years pass and life takes unexpected twists, as the fate of Jacob’s daughter and Mara’s son become intertwined.  

SATB The Musical

Book, Music, Lyrics by Dana Lamb-Schoubroeck

Who decides if you’re worthy of love? SATB The Musical tells the story of members of a church choir that discover that the collective sum of their humanity is worth more than their personal imperfections and challenges. The foundational principles of Christian love and acceptance go head to head with racism, political ideology, affairs, orientation, mental health, and tradition in this most unusual love story. 

Angels of The Southern Accent

Book, Music, Lyrics by Rus McCoy

The story of Margaret Mitchell, the iconic writer of “Gone With The Wind.” A rebel, a feminist and a secret that was held over three decades after her death. The only thing more dramatic than her novel was her actual life. 

A Song For Adaeze

Conceived by Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua; Book by Sunni Williams; Music, Lyrics by Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua

A chance encounter with a mysterious and alluring individual from another dimension, challenges a young woman from a royal legacy to defy the status quo resulting in a chain of events that that can destroy or revitalize the world she has come to love and cherish as her own. 

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