The Legacy Theatre, located in Tyrone, Ga., begins the 2011-2012 season with Pippin, playing September 30 to October 23. This hip, tounge-in-cheek, fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influence score by three-time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked, and the animated films Pocahontas, and The Prince of Egypt) bursts with one showstopping number after another from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers.
Celebrate the holidays with The Andrews Sisters: A Christmas Swing. Enjoy an irresistible hug of nostalgia, as the Andrews Sisters grace the Legacy stage with a Christmas Eve USO show featuring actual letters home from WWII troops. LaVerne, Maxine and Patty (played by real life sisters and Atlanta favorites, Courtney, Haley and Jordan Godwin), harmonize and dance their way through sassy numbers like “I’ve Got a Guy in Kalamazoo,” and “Scrub Me Mama, With a Boogie Beat,” as well as beautiful renditions of holiday favorites. It plays November 25 to December 18.
From January 27 to February 19 the theater presents Jane Eyre The Musical. Romance. Secrets. Haunting. These are the words that might come to mind while taking a walk through the ethereal English moors of the five-time Tony nominated Broadway musical, Jane Eyre. This musical adaptation of the 19th century novel by Charlotte Bronte features the work of composer lyricist Paul Gordon (Emma) and book-writer/lyricist John Caird (Les Miserables; Children of Eden), whom have granted the Legacy the regional premier of their new version of the show. This is one you will not want to miss.
Nunsense will be presented on April 13 to May 6. This incredibly popular musical comedy, winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical, makes it way to the Legacy stage for first time. Staged as a fund-raiser sponsored by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God), Nunsense has kept audiences in stitches for years.
To close the season, the theater will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tales emerges both timely and timeless.
For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.thelegacytheatre.org.