West Cobb Magazine

Arts in WC or Let’s Go See A Play


The Earl Smith Strand Theatre

The newly renovated Earl Smith  Strand Theatre on the historic Marietta Square has a full schedule of events for all members of the family. WC is excited about all the great events happening at the Strand.    For a complete listing of events and to order tickets, go to at  www.EarlSmithStrand.org or 770-293-0080






  Let’s Go See A Play

 Will Rogers2009-2010 Atlanta Lyric Theater at the Strand 

Tickets range from $35 to $38 and season ticket packages are available through The Lyric box office at (404) 377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com along with a detailed schedule.   *Season titles and dates subject to change.

 The Will Rogers Follies – Sept. 4 – 20, 2009  – Subtitled “A Life in Revue”, this bright and breezy Tony Award winning production, focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers, using as a backdrop the Ziegfeld Follies, which he often headlined, and describes every episode in his life in the form of a big production number. The revue contains snippets of Rogers’ famous homespun style of wisdom and common sense to convey the personality of this quintessentially American figure whose most famous quote was “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Gorgeous show girls, rope tricks, big dance numbers…and…Will Rogers, what more could you ask for in a musical? 


 show_cinderellaRodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella – 20, 2009 – Dec. 4 – The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.


show_allnightstrutThe All Night Strut! – Feb. 19 – March 7, 2010 – From coast to coast, in dance clubs, Broadway shows, and major motion pictures, folks young and old are rediscovering the Lindy Hop, the Shag and the Tango. Yes, Swing’s the Thing! And nowhere more than in this classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and ‘40s. The All Night Strut! struts it stuff in a two act bonanza that carries us through the Depression, World War ll and the post war boom. From the funky jive of Harlem to the sophisticated elegance of El Morocco and the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, this is an evening filled with jazz, blues, bebop and classic song standards that thrill the heart, tickle the funny bone and raise the rafters, by such legendary songwriters as Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins. An international hit, The All Night Strut! is a slick slice of yesteryear with sublime music and unbeatable energy that’s perfect for the new generation of Swing fans as well as die-hard devotees! ttle

show_littleshopShop of Horrors – April 16 – May 2, 2010 – The Lyric brings its fantastic, “Suzi” Award-nominated production to the Strand. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a house-hold name, thanks to the highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty And The Beast” and “Aladdin.” Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, “Little Shop Of Horrors” never fails to entertain.



show_forumA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – June 11 – 27, 2010 – “Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written – the perfect escape from life’s troubles. “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master, in exchange for freedom.


 show_hairsprayHairspray – July 23 – August 8, 2010 – With big girls, big hair, and even bigger laughs, comes Hairspray, a splashy musical based on the 1988 John Waters film. It’s 1962 and Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one dream – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning teen queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Get great seats to see Hairspray on Broadway by ordering them online or by calling us at 800-279-4444. Wrap up premium seats today and enjoy a fun, stylish and energetic evening at Hairspray live at The Strand!




Theater in the Square

11 Whitlock Ave. – Marietta, GA 30064
Box office: (770) 422-8369    Admin: (770) 422-8369 www.theatreinthesquare.com

  2009 MainStage Series

MainStage – The Savannah Disputation – MainStage Series – 08/12/2009 – 09/13/2009  FIRST SHOW OF OUR NEW SEASON! Disputes involving saintly matters can be wickedly funny, as this new work by Savannah playwright Smith proves. A perky evangelical encounters a priest and two Catholic sisters.

MainStage – The Woman In Black –  MainStage Series – 09/30/2009 – 11/01/2009
This thriller, still running in London after 20 years, will send fright-chills down your spine. The Guardian called this ghost story based on the book by Susan Hill “brilliantly effective” and “gripping.”

Caught In The Net – MainStage Series – 01/20/2010 – 02/21/2010
The farce master is at his reckless best in this out-of-control outing. Past works Funny Money, Out of Order and Cash on Delivery have had audiences in a laughter uproar.

Ethan Frome – MainStage Series – 03/10/2010 – 04/11/2010
A new adaption of Edith Wharton’s classic heart-wrenching tale. Set in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts, a tragic sledding accident creates an ironic twist to this story, which explores a haunting and passionate love triangle.

His Eye Is On The Sparrow – MainStage Series – 04/28/2010 – 05/30/2010
The inspiring story of actress/singer Ethel Waters, who rose from a downtrodden life in Philadelphia’s back alleys to become a celebrated talent. Aside from the title song, other Waters hits include “Stormy Weather” and “Am I Blue.” And who better …

Holiday Shows

Alley Stage – A Tuna Christmas – Holiday Shows – 11/18/2009 – 01/03/2010
Christmas is coming to Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK’s two leading personalities portray more than 20 different colorful characters of all ages and genders as they report on holiday activities at a whirlwind Texas pace.

MainStage – Sanders Family Christmas – Holiday Shows – 11/24/2009 – 01/03/2010
A lively event that has become a family destination in the holiday season. The beloved Sanders Family (of Smoke On The Mountain and Mount Pleasant Homecoming) are dealing with the beginning of WW II and its effects on the gospel singing clan.

Theatre on Main – Acworth





4857 N. Main St., Acworth, GA, (770) 565-3995, http://www.theatreonmain.net/








clue%20graphicClue: The Musical

October 17 – November 8

Based on the popular board game, CLUE, this rousing, fun-filled musical brings the world’s best-known mystery suspects to life on the stage, and invites the audience to play along to solve a mystery. Each ending is different with a new murderer, weapon and location., Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 PM,  Sundays @ 5 PM, Tickets: $20 at door, $18 in advance. Group, Senior, Student & Military discounts available with advance purchse only.

Female Comedy Review

November 14, 2009
Saturday Night Only @ 8 PM

Limited Seating. Your favorite female comics back on TOM’s stage!  This show is great for the girl’s night out or to chuckle with your favorite “special someone”., Tickets: $18 in advance and $20 at door. Call Box Office for tickets @ 770-565-3995.


Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Featuring all new songs, this show is filled with typical NUNSENSE humor, some of your favorite carols, and a “Secret Santa” audience participation. We’re certain this NUNSENSE Christmas Show will make you laugh and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It’s the perfect way to insure that your holiday season is merry and bright!

Nuncrackers runs December 4th through November 27th. Of course the sisters will not perform on Christmas day but will present a special Christmas Eve matinee show. Show are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00, Sunday afternoons at 5:00 and the special Christmas Eve performance will be at 2:30. Ticket prices run from $18-$20 in advance. All seats are $24 at the door. Group rates available call theatre for details at 770-565-3995.

The Littlest Angel, Dec. 5 – 25, 2009 – A Christmas story about a little angel who is transformed from a celestial pest to the toast of the Heavenly Host is brought to life in this humorous, touching and inspirational musical.  Saturdays @ 1 & 3 pm, Sundays @ 3 pm.

Town Lake Arts Center

The Towne Lake Arts Center    

 6576 Commerce Pkwy., Woodstock, GA 30189, 678-494-4251, www.tlaclive.org



  Children’s Theater

wonkawebWilly Wonka Jr – Wed, July 8th – Sun, August 2nd 2009,  Roald Dahls fantastical story comes to life on stage with all your favorite characters and songs! July 8 thru August 2 Saturdays at 11am and 3pm, Sundays at 3pm, Wednesdays at 10am, all seats $8.00, Buy 3 tickets and get 1 FREE!




pooh2004webHouse at Pooh Corner, September 12-October 4, Saturdays at 11am & 3pm  Sundays at 3pm, School shows TBA 





Little WomenLittle Women, October 24 – November 15, Saturdays & Sundays at 3pm, Also 7:30pm Friday November 6 & 13 , School shows TBA




drummerboy2007webThe Little Drummer Boy, December 5-24, Saturdays at 11am & 3pm   Sundays at 2pm, Also 10am December 22, 23 & 24, School shows TBA




The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, January 15-31, Fridays at 7:30pm , Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm

sneetchesjpgThe Sneetches & Other Stories, March 6- 28, Saturdays & Sundays at 3pm, School shows on Wednesdays, Free if you read the book or $8 Adults/Seniors  $5 Children/Students 




Treasure Island or Who’s Got the Map?, June 9-27, Saturdays at 11am and 3pm, Wednesdays at 10am  Sundays at 3pm

mulan8Disney’s Mulan Junior, July 7-August 1, Saturdays at 11am and 3pm, Wednesdays at 10am  Sundays at 3pm

 (all titles subject to change)




Evening Theater

That’s Entertainment – Fri, August 7th – Sun, August 16th 2009 A musical cabaret featuring the Stars of TLAC performing songs and scenes from Broadway and the Movies! 8pm Fridays & Saturdays, 3pm Sundays, $15 Adults $12 Seniors/Students

butlerdiditThe Butler Did It – Fri, October 16th – Sat, October 31st 2009, This whacky mystery spoof by Tim Kelly will have you laughing while trying to figure out who dun it! Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Wear a costume on Halloween and get your seats for HALF PRICE!  $14 Adults $10 Seniors/Students




Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol 2009, Fri, December 4th – Thu, December 24th 2009 , The Dickens Christmas classic comes brilliantly to life in this musical adaptation you  will want to be a family tradition! Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 6:00pm also 7:30pm December 22, 23 and 2pm December 24 Daytime School shows available – call to schedule your class!, $15 Adults $12 Seniors/Students


bemyvalentinepixBe My Valentine, Fri, February 5th – Sun, February 14th 2010, A delightful evening for you and your sweetheart! Song and scenes from the stage and screen that will make you laugh, cry and sigh!
February 5, 6 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm, Includes light dinner/dessert/beverages, $25 per person


To Kill a Mockingbird, Fri, March 5th – Sat, March 27th 2010, The novel by Harper Lee comes to the TLAC stage as part of The Big Read in Cherokee County! The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm School shows on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Free if you read the book or $10 Adults $8 Students/Seniors, $10 Adults $8.00 Students Free if you read the book!


Annie, Fri, April 16th – Sun, May 16th 2010, The Tony Award winning Broadway Musical comes to the TLAC stage! April 16 ? May 16, 2009, Fridays at 8pm . Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm, $15 Adults $12 Seniors/Students

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