“This is the largest show in the 33-year history of The Lyric and with Meg joining the company, we want to make sure Marietta comes out to see their ‘own,’” said Brandt Blocker, artistic director and general manager of Atlanta Lyric Theatre.
Down‐on‐his‐luck theatrical producer, Max Bialystock, and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant, devise a scam to pocket money from a sure‐fire Broadway flop — “Springtime for Hitler.” The theatrical debacle stars Bialystock and Bloom’s secretary/receptionist/
aspiring actress Ulla, played by Meg Gillentine.
Gillentine brings plenty of stage, film and television credits to the stage such as roles in Broadway productions like “Cats,” “Fosse,” and “The Frogs” along with the Los Angeles production of “The Producers.” To learn more about the award winning actress, visit meggillentine.com.
“It feels so good to be back in Cobb County, having the opportunity to perform in a town that has always been so supportive of me and my work,” Gillentine said. “My education and love for the arts started here, and I am so grateful to The Lyric. I fell in love with Lyric Artistic Director Brandt Blocker and what he has done with this company from the moment I met him.
“It’s no easy task running a theatre company, but I must say he does it with class, style, and an immense love of the craft. I’m honored that he is giving me my first stab at Ulla, a role I’ve wanted to play for years.”
“The Producers” and all of The Lyric’s 34th season of musicals will be staged at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre — a 600‐seat venue.
The theater is at 548 S. Marietta Parkway.
For tickets, subscriptions and information visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com or call (404) 377‐9948.