Theater Of The Stars Celebrates 60 Seasons of Presenting Musical Theater in Atlanta

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Theater of the Stars celebrates 60 years of presenting musicals in AtlantaTheater of the Stars announced today its 2012 season that includes The Producers, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, the Atlanta debut of The Addams Family, the classic The King And I and the return of the high-flying, hit musical Mary Poppins.  The return of the Blue Man Group as a season special, will round out the exciting season.  “I am delighted to announce our fantastic 60th season of musicals,” said Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars.  “This is a special, monumental year as Theater of the Stars celebrates 60 seasons of presenting and producing over 700 productions in Atlanta, across the country and the world.  We have wonderful entertainment in store for our audiences this season, from old-fashioned fun to debut theater productions that are sure to dazzle. With season ticket prices starting at just $129, this is a perfect way for Atlanta families to enjoy the best entertainment this summer.”

Theater of the Stars Season Ticket Subscribers receive special advantages and benefits including personalized customer service, access to good seats, great package pricing, ticket exchange privileges, advance notice about specials and season highlights.  Make plans now to join us at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and spend some quality time at an affordable price with your family and friends.  Tickets are on sale now by calling Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960 or visiting www.TheateroftheStars.com

2012 Theater of the Stars Season Shows

The Producers
July 24 – 29, 2012
The Producers, a big Broadway Musical, won a record twelve Tony Awards and wowed capacity crowds night after night.  It returns to Atlanta after an 8 year absence and sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor.  Bialystock and Bloom!  Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film.  The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!” The Producers will be produced by Theater of the Stars.

Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan
August 7 – August 12, 2012
Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan!  Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony award nominated production.  The New York Times says “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.”  Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook.  The legend you thought you knew, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible… Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!

The Addams Family
August 14 – 19, 2012
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys ) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.  The Addams 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 weren’t upsetting enough, she 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. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.

The King And I
September 5 – 11, 2012
The King And I has captured the hearts and minds of millions with its charming story of the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children. Once within the splendor of the Royal Palace, Anna and the King grow to understand one another and learn about each other’s cultures. This unique love story is told with one of the most glorious and unforgettable scores ever written. The much-loved songs and sweeping melodies from the show include: “The March of the Siamese Children,” “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers” and the unforgettable “Shall We Dance.”  The King And I will be produced by Theater of the Stars.

Mary Poppins
April 2 – 7, 2013
Mary Poppins is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!!” Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!”

Season Special
Blue Man Group
January 15 – 20, 2013
Experience the Phenomenon. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.”  Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget!

Season tickets are on sale now by calling Theater of the Stars at 404-252-8960 or visiting http://www.theaterofthestars.com/.