Speakeysie News Desk — may 23, 2021
ATLANTA – Atlanta Lyric Theatre will be making their INSIDE debut with a bang!
We are thrilled to be presenting a cast of 18 amazing performers in our first annual “BEST
of BROADWAY” revue. In this splashy revue, we will cover multiple genres of musical
theatre and various style of dance…including tap- a Lyric audience favorite!
The Lyric received 119 video submissions from performers all vying for the 6 lead vocalists
spots in the show. Lyric staff poured over the videos searching for a group of singers whose
voices not only compliment each other, but who individually have star power! Lead vocalists
are Mandy Kerridge, Jarius Cliett, Juan Unzueta, Kendra Johnson, Andrew Fehrenbacher,
and Emma Yaniger.
The show’s three choreographers, Lauren Brook Tatum, Tecia Chavez, and Kari Twyman,
are also performers in the ensemble. Rounding out the brilliant ensemble are Grace Arnold,
Eugene Bois, Arjaye Johnson, Tassy Kirbas, Lawson Lewallen, Eddie Estrada, Izzi Robles,
and fan favorite, J Koby Parker.
This show will also feature a handful of the Youth performers from the Lyric’s postponed
Matilda production. Marissa Addams, Erin Eames, Kayla Furie, Elliot Furie, Adrienne
Ocfemia, Holden Shanks, Elizabeth Windley, Olivia Windley, and Grant Martin.
BEST of BROADWAY will be directed, and costume designed by Lyric Artistic Director,
Mary Nye Bennett. Music Directed and conducted by the award-winning, Amanda Wansa
Morgan. Scenic design by Stephanie Polhemus. Lights and Sound genius provided by
The Jennie T Anderson Theatre will be sectioned off into “pod seating” with tickets available
in 1-4 seat pods. The 600-seat theatre will be seating at a maximum capacity of 148 to allow
for social distancing. For this first show back inside, patrons will be required to wear masks
inside the building.
Up Next, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, will open up the Lyric’s 41 st Season. It is followedby THE ADDAM’S FAMILY, BEEHIVE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and MATILDA.
Subscriptions information at http://www.atlantalyric.com or call 404-377-9948.