Theater Bits Blog | Alliance GM Transitions and Under 30 Tickets

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Under 30 Tickets at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch

If you are looking for student tickets, Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre posted this information on Facebook:
Producing Artistic Director Grant McGowen says, “I’ve recognized a problem in the theatre community: many young people complain about not being able to afford the cost of theatre. I’m trying to offer a solution with the “30 Under Program” at Pinch n’ Ouch Theatre. If you are ages 30 and under, you can receive special discounts. Just use the promo code ’30under’ and be sure to bring your ID. Enjoy the show!”

Alliance Theatre GM Transitions to New Role

The Alliance Theatre announced today that General Manager Max Leventhal has accepted the position of Owners’ Representative to the Woodruff Arts Center for multi-phased capital project planning, intended to transform the performance and public spaces in the campus’s Memorial Arts Building.  Leventhal, who has served at the Alliance Theatre for the past twelve seasons, brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and project management experience to this new position.

“One of the most exciting and important opportunities we have facing us is to adapt our campus to the changing needs of our community and our art,” said Virginia Hepner, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center.  “We are most fortunate to have someone of Max’s professional background, expertise and knowledge of the campus available to focus on this priority effort.”

As General Manager of the Alliance, Leventhal oversaw the management of artists and union relationships, as well as production, marketing, and facilities development.  He has acted as lead producer for the Alliance’s co-productions and enhanced projects, most notably The Color Purple, the national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sister Act – the Musical, Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, the American premiere of Zorro, and Harmony – A New Musical.

Since the close of the 2012/13 Season, Leventhal has initiated revitalization projects in the Alliance’s 200-seat Hertz Stage and laid the foundation for further projects on the Alliance Stage.  He also coordinated the planning and building of the Alliance’s off-campus scene shop, located on Atlanta’s Westside, where props and sets are built.  Before joining the Alliance, Leventhal served as Production Manager for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago where he oversaw the completion of an extensive 10-year construction project that resulted in a new facility for the Goodman in Chicago’s Loop.

“Revitalizing the performance and public spaces of the Woodruff Arts Center is paramount to the future of the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” said Leventhal.  “Work on these spaces will allow greater access and engagement with our patrons and community.  I am honored to continue serving the theatre and divisions of the Woodruff in this new role.”

“Although Max is a critical and irreplaceable member of the Alliance’s senior team, the larger opportunity for us to transform our facility is an essential pursuit for us, and Max’s leadership on our behalf, as well as the Arts Center’s in that effort is key to its ultimate success,” said Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre.

Leventhal will begin transitioning into his new role immediately, but will remain the Alliance’s primary liaison to the creative and producing team on its current production of Harmony – A New Musical through its opening night on September 15, 2013.

Christmas with Amy Grant and the Atlanta Symphony at the Fox Theatre

When the holiday season comes around, music superstars Amy Grant and Vince Gill will light The Fox Theatre with cheer and goodwill when they perform their beloved holiday show featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Monday, December 16th at 7:30 pm.  Tickets start at $39 and will be available for purchase this Friday at 10:00 AM at www.foxtheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499 or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office.

“Christmas audiences are special,” explains Grant. “They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence.  It’s a thrilling experience for both of us.” “These holiday shows have become our favorites,” Gill agrees. In their two hour program, the Grammy-winning husband-and-wife team will present cherished standards and newer seasonal fare as well as some of their biggest hits.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, currently in its 68th season, consistently affirms its position as one of America’s leading Orchestras by performing great music, presenting great artists, educating, and engaging. During its 32-year history with Telarc, the Orchestra and Chorus has recorded more than 100 albums and its recordings have won 27 GRAMMY® Awards in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, and Best Opera Performance.