Atlanta’s break from in-person theatre has gradually drawn to a close, and we are ready to get back out there and see some shows! Let’s take a look at what this season has in store for City Springs Theatre’s exclusively musical theatre company.
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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
The Sound of Music
September 10-26, 2021
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most-beloved musical. Featuring a trove 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 won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars for the feature film version. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
A Chorus Line
March 11-27, 2022
Directed by Tony Award recipient and original Broadway cast member of A Chorus Line, Baayork Lee
A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number 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 compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus 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 the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring 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 Theatre Company here in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005, where it was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. The London off-West End production moved to Broadway in 2015, winning the Tony Award® for Best Revival 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 among the best musicals ever written. This landmark Broadway musical (with a legendary score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) transports Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, struggling to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice. Featuring immortal songs such as “Tonight,” “Something’s Coming” and “I Feel Pretty,” West Side Story is certain to move, charm and captivate audiences old and new.
All performances will take place in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Visit CitySpringsTheatre.com for more information and to purchase season subscription packages.