Atlanta Lyric Theatre opens 35th season with ‘Cats’
by Sally Litchfield
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The Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s ‘Cats’ is now playing at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center and continues to Aug. 24.
The Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s ‘Cats’ is now playing at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center and continues to Aug. 24.
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The Atlanta Lyric Theatre opened its 35th season with the Tony Award winning musical “Cats.” The production runs through Aug. 24 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center.

“As the metro area’s only musical theater company, and Cobb County’s only professional theater, The Lyric’s selection of shows was crafted to appeal to all audiences and all tastes. There’s something for everyone,” said Managing Artistic Director Brandt Blocker.

The anniversary season features a full spectrum of “tried and true” musicals such as “Cats,” “Chicago,” and “Damn Yankees,” to a regional premiere of “Catch Me If You Can,” to a long lost classic “Barnum.” The season also includes two holiday shows: “Sanders Family Christmas” now in its 16th year featuring the original Theatre in the Square cast at First United Methodist Church of Marietta, and “Sleigh Bells Swing,” a big-band holiday showcase for the entire family at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

“We are featuring two new musicals never before seen in our area — ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and ‘Sleigh Bells Swing.’ Also, ‘Barnum,’ originally seen on Broadway with Jim Dale and Glenn Close, hasn’t been produced in the metro area for many years due to its unique requirements featuring jugglers, trapeze artists and other circus acts,” Blocker said.

“‘Cats’ is a metro-area favorite. The show opened to the largest crowds in The Lyric’s 35-year history, proving that young and old alike love this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic. Many patrons experienced ‘Cats’ as a child and now they are sharing that experience with their own children,” the east Cobb resident said.

To purchase tickets or learn more, visit atlantalyrictheatre.com or call (404) 377-9948.

LYRIC’S 2014-15 SEASON

Cats

Aug. 8 to 24

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on “Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot

Chicago

Oct. 24 to Nov. 9,

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Catch Me If You Can

Feb. 13 to March 1

Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Scott Wittman

Book by Terrence McNally

Damn Yankees!

April 10 to 26

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop

Barnum

June 12 to 28

Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Michael Stewart

Book by Mark Bramble

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