Aladdin Director Casey Nicholaw to Helm World-Premiere Musical
Atlanta's Alliance Theatre has announced the lineup of productions set for its 2016-17 season.
The Alliance Stage season will open with the world premiere of The Prom, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin). Based on an original concept by Jack Viertel, the production features a book by by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Performances are set to run from August 18-September 25.
Next up will be Moby Dick, adapted and directed by David Catlin from the novel by Herman Melville. The show is a coproduction with Arena Stage and South Coast Repertory. Performances will run from October 12-30.
The world-premiere musical Troubadour will follow, running from January 18-February 12, 2017. The show is written by Janece Shaffer, with original music by Kristian Bush. Susan V. Booth directs.
Next will be the world premiere of Jimmy Maize's The Temple Bombing, inspired by the book The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene. Directed by Jimmy Maize, the production is developed in association with Tectonic Theater Project and the Temple. Performances will run from February 22-March 12, 2017.
Lindsey Ferrentino's Ugly Lies the Bone will open the Hertz Stage season, running from September 16-October 9. Jessica Holt will direct.
Courtenay Collins' holiday cabaret Courtenay's Cabaret: Home for the Holidays, directed by Susan V. Booth, is next in the Hertz Stage series, running from December 2-24.
Next will be Jiréh Breon Holder's Too Heavy for Your Pocket, winner of the 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. The world-premiere production will run from February 4-26, 2017.
Closing out the Hertz Stage season will be The Magic Negro and other Blackity Blackness, running from March 24-April 15, 2017. The one-man show is directed by Anthony LeBlanc and stars Mark Kendall of Dad's Garage Theatre.
Alliance Theatre will present an additional series of productions for youth and families.