West Cobb Magazine

Cobb Arts Calendar – February 2010

Ballet, Theaters, Children’s Theater, Classic Fims, Opera, Garden Lectures, Concerts and More
Cinderella – Atlanta Ballet
February 4, 2010 – February 14, 2010
Location:  Cobb Energy Centre
Phone:  770-916-2800
It’s the classic fairy tale you grew up with – the kind and generous Fairy Godmother, the mean and evil Stepmother, and of course, the ugly, scheming Stepsisters. It’s the fabulous, full-evening, family favorite performance of Cinderella – replete with the pumpkin coach, team of mice-horses, footmen, glass slipper, and of course, glorious dance. Sure to be a hit with children of all ages, come experience the magic of this sweeping, time-honored classic
Caught In The Net
January 17, 2010 – February 21, 2010
Times: Tues. – Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 2:30 pm and 7 pm
Location: Theater in the Square
 11 Whitlock Ave. Marietta, Ga 30064
Phone:  (770) 422-8369
Admission:  $18 – $33
Caught in the Net by Ray Cooney Directed by Alan Kilpatrick & Jessica Phelps West 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. A bigamist taxi driver’s teenage son and daughter meet on the internet and are anxious to get together as their father juggles to keep them apart. For audiences 14 and up. Cast includes: Allan Edwards, Christopher Ekholm, Holly Stevenson, Wendy Fulton-Adams, Marshall Marden, Nick Arapoglou, and Kate M. Dorrough. Performances are Tuesday – Saturday 8 pm and Sunday 2:30 pm and 7 pm., and a 2:30 Matinee on Wed. Feb. 17.There is no Sunday 7 pm show on Feb. 21. Ticket prices are $18 – $33. Best Bargain: $11 Preview tickets for shows Jan. 17 & 19. 770-422-8369 http://www.theatreinthesquare.com 11 Whitlock Ave. Marietta, Ga. 30064 Right off of the historic Marietta Square. 
Baby the Musical
February 12 -14, 2010
Times: 2/12 – 8pm, 2/13 – 6:30pm, 2/14 – 2pm, 2/19, 20 25, 26, 27 – 8pm and 2/21, 27 – 2 pm
http://www. 2700
Admission:  2/12 & 2/14 – $12, 2/13 – $25
Centerstage North and MVAA once again have colaborated on a great musical, “Baby”. The first weekend of their three weekend run paid to MVAA at http://www.theartplace.us with Ticket Leap will be 2/12 & 14 coffee/dessert, or 2/13 dinner shows. “Baby” is about three couples-each newly expecting a child, and each with different but familiar reactions. For more information or for tickets to 2/12-14 go to http://www.theartplace.us. Tickets are on sale now! 
Location:  The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Rd. Marietta, GA 30066
Phone  (770) 516-3330
 Kennesaw State University Storytellers
February 20, 2010
Times: 10am
Location:  Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Phone:  770-919-0248
Admission:  $15 per child which includes Garden admission. Adult admission is $7. Kids will gather by the fire in the historic Hiram Butler House, drink hot chocolate and enjoy be entertained by the Kennesaw State University Storytellers.  Reservations recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the program
Singin’ In The Rain
February 12, 2010
Times: 8 PM                 
Location:  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta, GA
Phone:  (770) 293-0080
Admission:  $7-8
Celebrate Valentine’s Day during the 1952 showing of Singin’ In The Rain, a beloved movie starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Arguably the best movie musical of all time, the costumes, choreography, and music in this funny, romantic musical is about technology in the movie industry as silent film stars of the 1920s try to take on acting in movies with sound. Tickets are $7-8 and are available through The Strand’s box office.
I Like My Garden a Little on the Trashy Side
February 13, 2010
Times: 10am
Location:  Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Phone:  770-919-0248
Admission:  $15
 Come in out of the cold and join Master Gardener Eddie Rhoades for a humorous look at personalizing your garden with yard art.  Over the years Eddie has taken numerous photographs of whimsical outdoor displays.  He will be performing his original song, “I Like My Garden a Little on the Trashy Side.” Reservations recommended.  Call or email Garden office for details.
The 5th Dimension
February 13, 2010
Times: 8:00 pm
Location:  Jennie T. Anderson Theatre/Cobb Civic Center
Phone:  (770) 528-8490
Admission:  $40
A multi Grammy Award-winning vocal group, whose repertoire includes pop, R&B, soul and jazz. Best known during the late 1960’s & 70’s for popularizing the hits “Up, Up & Away” and “Aquarius,” It’s about ‘flower-power’ on tour. 
Unmistakably Cobb
Cobb Symphony
February 13, 2010
Times: 8 PM
Location:  Murray Arts Center (2250 Stilesboro Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152)
Phone:  (770) 429-7016
Admission:  $15 – $50
Unmistakably Cobb! February 13, 2010 • 8 PM February 14, 2010 • 3 PM Virtuoso percussionist John Lawless takes over the stage (literally!) as soloist in Schwanter’s explosive Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra. Balance out the evening with the lyrical string and wind solos featured in Sibelius’ First Symphony. Michael Alexander, conductor John Lawless, percussion Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion Sibelius: Symphony No.1
 Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
February 19, 2010 – March 7, 2010
Location:  The Strand Theatre (117 N. Park Square, Marietta).
Phone:  404-377-9948
Admission:  $25 – $35
 Experience the joy and excitement of the golden age of Tin Pan Alley when Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! struts its stuff as it comes roaring to The Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square in a no holds-barred celebration of the age of be-bop, jazz and swing February 19 through March 7.
An anthology of swinging, slinky, sensuous songs, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! covers the American experience of the Depression Era of the 1930’s, the patriotic fervor of World War II and the post war boom of the late 1940’s with great style and heady optimism. THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! features a score by such legendary songwriters as Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser and George and Ira Gershwin.
Aida – The Atlanta Opera
February 27, 2010 – March 7, 2010
Location:  Cobb Energy Centre
Phone:  770-916-2800
The Ethiopian princess Amneris intends to marry Radames, the next leader of the Egyptian Army. But Radames is in love with Aida, a princess who is an enslaved prisoner of war. When Amneris discovers her competition, she stops at nothing to destroy them both. Verdi’s triumphant opera will feature a star-studded cast, including baritone Mark Delavan and new international phenom Antonello Palombi.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage.
 Lewis Black
March 6, 2010
Times: 8pm
Location:  Cobb Energy Centre
Phone:  770-916-2800
George Carlin, Larry King and Jules Feiffer love Lewis Black. They love him because his insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. How can you not love a man who says, “Republicans are a party with bad ideas and Democrats are a party with no ideas.” Will Rogers would have been proud.
Julianne Hough
March 6, 2010
Times: 8:00 pm
Location:  Jennie T. Anderson Theatre/Cobb Civic Center
Phone:  (770) 528-8490
Admission:  $40
This twice champion of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is now country singer with top of the chart recordings. She’s traded her Hollywood lifestyle, for a grueling summer concert tour with George Strait. And – She’s taken time out from all of this to grace our stage!
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