Atlanta theatres are resuming full schedules of in-person programming, and we are here for it! Atlanta Lyric, Marietta’s professional musical theatre company, has a full season of fan-favorite musicals, kicking off just one month from now.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

August 25 – September 5, 2021
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

The Addams Family

October 27 – November 7, 2021
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams

The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Beehive

February 16-27, 2022
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

BEEHIVE celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960’s with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Proud Mary,” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Told from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, BEEHIVE takes us from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation. Audiences will want to dance in the aisles as this show never stops moving and grooving with music by the most famous female performers of the 1960’s.

The Wizard of Oz

April 13 – 24, 2022
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

This playful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s celebrated novel has the award-winning score full of famous songs like, “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”

Matilda

June 15 – 26, 2022
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents and is the bane of headmistress, Miss Trunchbull — Matilda’s courage and cleverness just might save the day. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable gang of “revolting” children, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp.

Matilda is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://atlantalyrictheatre.com/show/.

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