Pearl Cleage, Tracy Letts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeff Whitty, et al. Set for Alliance Theatre's 2010-2011 Season
Among the highlights is the world premiere of Bring It On, a new musical set at the National Cheerleading Championships, which features a book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The theater will also produce Pearl Cleage's newest play The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years, which focuses on a sextet of African-American debutantes in Montgomery, Alabama.
Other pieces in the theater's season are Tracy Letts' August: Osage County; the bio-musical Sammy & Me, starring Eric Jordan Young; David Robinson's look at a man trying to do right by his daughter on her 23rd birthday, Carapace; and Josh Tobiessen's portrait of two brothers, Spoon Lake Blues.
The season will be rounded out with family programming including Middle School the Musical and Honk! in addition to holidaytime offerings of A Christmas Carol and The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street. In addition, the theater will offer one more mainstage production to be announced at a later date.