I am writing in support of my Cobb County Commissioners, in particular, Chairman Tim Lee and his visionary work to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County.
The Braves and the county know a good thing when they see it. The Braves are embracing success with their move, much like the successful relocation of the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Ballet and the organization which I lead — the Atlanta Lyric Theatre.
With the help of Chairman Lee, The Lyric brings more than 23,000 people a year to our Cobb County/Marietta based events, many of whom are residents of neighboring counties. The Lyric’s subscription base has increased more than 700 percent since our move to Cobb; and, since Chairman Lee’s help with The Lyric’s relocation to the Cobb County Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre, our subscription base has increased 22 percent in one year!
Cobb County means business! I fully support Chairman Lee’s vision and look forward to Cobb scoring yet another “home run!”
Managing Artistic Director
Atlanta Lyric Theatre