Speakeysie News Desk 9.21.2020
Sandy Springs, GA,– In response to the current pandemic, City Springs Theatre, Atlanta’s home for professional musical theatre, announces a reimagined lineup for its 2020-21 season, which will now feature the Broadway Concert Series–four streamed concerts, created by Shane DeLancey and arranged by Billy Payne, to replace the two previously announced Fall 2020 dates at the Byers Theatre. Give Our Regards to Broadway, Broadway in Revue, Sentimental Journey featuring trumpeter Joe Gransden, and Mistletoe Magic featuring pianist Joe Alterman and presented in partnership with Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, will air consecutively in September, October, November and December. Current subscribers will be provided private access to stream all four concerts, filmed live at the Byers Theatre and in partnership with the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, at no additional cost. Producer’s Circle members will receive complimentary gift bags with wine delivered personally to their residence. Single ticket access is available for $35 by calling 404-477-4365 or visit http://www.CitySpringsTheatre.com for more information.
Give Our Regards to Broadway (streaming September 24, 25, & 26) Directed by Tony Award-winner Shuler Hensley, City Springs Theatre showcases the bright lights and shining stars of the Broadway stage in a musical celebration featuring dozens of classic hits from the shows you know and love—Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, The King and I, Kiss Me Kate, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Chicago, 42nd Street, Sweet Charity, South Pacific, Damn Yankees, Jesus Christ Superstar, Follies, On the Town, and Annie are just a few of the titles from which we reminisce our return to the theatre. With vocal music direction by Ben Bryant and featuring the City Springs Theatre Orchestra and Singers, this will be a performance that only City Springs Theatre can deliver in the safety and comfort of your home!
Broadway in Revue (streaming October 22, 23, & 24) Directed by Broadway’s David Rossetti, City Springs Theatre rewinds the clock and takes us back to the jukebox jams that have reinvigorated and reimagined the Broadway stage. From such shows as Jersey Boys, Beautiful, Ain’t Too Proud, Mamma Mia, and Smokey Joe’s Café, this high-energy revue of pop hits will have you dancing in your living room to “Hound Dog,” “Get Ready,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Dancing Queen,” “One Fine Day,” “My Girl,” “I Feel The Earth Move,” “Sherry,” “Lay All Your Love on Me,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “Stand By Me,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman,” “On Broadway,” “Oh, What A Night (December 1963),” and many, many more! Featuring vocal music direction by Chris Brent Davis and featuring the City Springs Theatre Orchestra and Singers, you’ll be singing and dancing along with these pop charts in your cotton socks and blue suede shoes!
Sentimental Journey (streaming November 19, 20, & 21) Directed by Grammy-winner Kayce Grogan Wallace. Set your heart at ease and renew old memories as Atlanta’s own big-band trumpeter Joe Gransden leads the City Springs Theatre Orchestra and Singers through a nostalgic trip down the memory lane of the great American songbook. Gershwin. Ellington. Berlin. Warren. Styne. The greats of American jazz standards when music was tuneful and lyrics were inspiring. With one click of a digital link, you’ll be stepping out of your bedroom and into your very own Cotton Club, where the musical stylings are cool and the jazz band is hot! Have a cocktail, sit back, and enjoy such memorable hits as “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend,” “I Got Rhythm,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Summertime,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head,” “Take the A-Train,” Lullaby of Broadway,” “One for My Baby (And One More For The Road),” and so many more. With vocal music direction by Christian Magby, this sentimental journey may be digital, but you’ll be reminded of a time when the groove was all vinyl!
Mistletoe Magic (streaming December 17, 18, & 19) Directed by City Springs Resident Choreographer Cindy Mora Reiser. Celebrate the season as City Springs Theatre Company, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival join together in this magical celebration of Holiday hits! Featuring pianist extraordinaire Joe Alterman and vocal music direction by Chris Brent Davis, the City Springs Theatre Orchestra and Singers help you celebrate at home for these holidays as we rock around the Christmas tree, spin the dreidel, and meet under the mistletoe. This festive revue of holiday classics features all the warmth and joy of the season, featuring some of our most beloved tunes written by Jewish composers: “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire),” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Santa Baby,” “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!” Oh, and let’s not forget Adam Sandler’s “Hannukah Song!” Light a fire, break out the hot chocolate, and enjoy this celebratory season revue with your friends at City Springs Theatre Company—all in the comfort of your pajamas!
Reservations for all four concerts will be automatically applied to current 2020-21 season subscribers’ accounts, and concert links and unique access codes will be emailed 48 hours prior to the airing of each concert. Should you wish to make changes to your subscription, you may do so by calling 404-477-4365.
The 2020-21 season will return live to the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center with Mamma Mia (March 12-21, 2021), Into the Woods (May 7-16, 2021), and West Side Story (July 9- 18, 2021).
For tickets and information call 404-477-4365 or visit http://www.CitySpringsTheatre.com.