Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/10/23
Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast and Legally Blonde The Musical
City Springs Theatre Company (CTSC)is delighted to announce the productions for its 2023-2024 season. Coming to the Byers Theatre at City Springs will be Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast and Legally Blonde The Musical.
Specifically curated by CTSC patrons, based on a seasonal survey, the productions were selected to showcase the wide range of musicals for which the Company is known. Season subscriptions are now available, which can save as much as $40+ off individual ticket prices when purchasing tickets for all four shows. Subscription information may be found at: www.cityspringstheatre.com/subscribe.
Note: Subscribers enjoy the exclusive benefit of complimentary ticket exchanges when they need to move their seats to a different performance.
Fiddler on the Roof, based on the book by Joseph Stein, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, will take place Oct. 6-22, 2023. Winning nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, this classic has touched audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty. Set in the remote village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
Based on the classic Paramount Pictures 1954, White Christmas will play Dec. 8-24, 2023, bringing the timeless music and lyrics of Irving Berlin and the book by David Ives and Paul Blake to the stage. The holiday favorite shares the story of WWII veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis and their successful vaudeville routines. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautifulsinging sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, whichjust happens to be owned by the duo’s former army commander. With adazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Lovea Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, holiday production that will delight audiences of all ages.
Inspired by the fairy tale and ground-breaking Academy Award-winning animated film, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast roars into Sandy Springs March 8-24, 2023. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice and the book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved tale takes the audience into the enchanted world of Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and all of the mesmerizing cast of characters as they adventure into a “tale as old as time.” Winning three Tony awards, including Best Costume Design, and running for more than thirteen years on Broadway, Beauty & the Beast became the catalyst for a burst of Disney musical mega-hits, including The Lion King, Newsies, and Aladdin. This production is captivating with not only its characters and choreography, but also its unforgettable songs including “Be Our Guest,” “Human Again,” and the Oscar-winning title tune, “Beauty & the Beast.”
And finally, City Springs Theatre Company closes the season with the fabulously fun Legally Blonde The Musical, runningMay 3-19, 2024. Based on the adored film starring Reese Witherspoon with the book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin, this musical follows the transformation of lawyer-to-be Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances, this musical won three Laurence Olivier Awards when it premiered in London’s West End, including Best New Musical in 2010.
“We can’t wait to bring this season to life! Based on input from our patrons, this season will showcase a variety of genres, including classics, newer productions, family productions and those that will have the audience wanting to sing along!” shared City Springs Theatre Company’s Executive Director Natalie DeLancey. “As with all of our productions, we’ll be casting on both a local and national level to ensure that we find the best talent and have the highest quality productions. We’re truly delighted to have audiences be our guests for a fantastic season.”
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cityspringstheatre.com.