MACON, Georgia – 2022 has just started, but the 2021-2022 theater season in Central Georgia is still going on. Here is a list of all the plays and musicals happening in several theaters in Central Georgia this year.
This play is based on a spy detective novel that was later turned into a Hitchcock masterpiece. It’s a comedy that will feature just four actors playing at least 150 different characters throughout the production.
“There’s a very goofy, silly sense of humor. Kind of like the Monty Python skits or the Saturday Night Live style, ”said production manager JP Haynie.
Haynie compared this show to “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” because it also has a small cast of characters playing many roles.
“Anyone looking for a night of escape, looking to get away from 9-5, get away from everything that is going on in the world and know they are just going to sit and laugh and have a good time. good time. I think that’s the perfect thing about this show, ”said Haynie.
- Little shop of horrors: 25 March – 3 April
This production is based on a classic musical of the same name. Little Shop of Horrors follows the adventures of Seymour, a nerdy flower seller. When the flower shop is threatened with closure, Seymour exhibits a mysterious plant which he later discovers has developed a taste for blood.
Haynie says this show is one of her favorites.
“There is a lot of heart to do. It’s a little scary, it’s a little sci-fi, but it’s definitely one of those cult classic musicals that I love, “he said.
- Anne of the Green Gables: May 20-29
This production is currently listed as a mystery show by Macon Little Theater, but they initially left 13WMAZ on the surprise. Anne of Green Gables is based on classic children’s tales, where orphan Anne Shirley is adopted from Nova Scotia by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. The production follows Anne throughout her life as she adapts to new circumstances and lifestyles.
“It’s going to be an epic and moving adventure. Great for younger audiences and once again that powerful young girl who’s leading this story, so we’re really excited about it, ”said Haynie.
- Legally Blonde: The Musical: July 15-24
For the last production of the 2021-2022 season, Macon Little Theater will offer Legally Blonde: The Musical. This story of empowerment and self-esteem follows Elle Woods and her attempt to change the face of Harvard Law. Based on the classic movie, Legally Blonde is a fun, light-hearted comedy that will make you want to curl up and crack!
Perry Players Community Theater:
- All brewed: February 10-20
This jukebox musical features a roustabout guitar player named Chad who has just been released from prison. The next community he comes to has strict enforcement of the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act, which prohibits necks in public, loud music, and tight pants. In town, Chad brings the town back to life through his music and dance movements. Loosely inspired by Shakespeare Twelfth Night, this musical is about the tunes of Elvis Presley and is sure to get you in the swing.
“I think only the actors are very excited to present this show and I think Perry is going to be amazed at what they actually see,” said show director Kenny Jones.
Warner Robins Little Theater:
- The game that goes wrong: 11-13, 18-20, 25-26 Feb.
After benefiting from a sudden and important legacy, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embarked on the production of an ambitious 1920s detective story. They are delighted that neither the casting issues nor the problems techniques do not bother them currently. However, a hilarious disaster ensues and the cast begins to crack under the pressure, but can they get production back on track before the final curtain falls?
Governing Council Senior Vice Chairman Bill Felton said the board chose the show because the world is in desperate need of comedy these days.
“Everyone was hoping that 2022 would be a new era of comfort, peace, joy and happiness, but you know what? We have to create our own happiness,” he said.
- Four old Broads: May 13-15, 20-22, 27-28
This show is a comedy about three women who are each other’s best friends and end up welcoming a fourth woman into their group. The story centers on their friendship as they uncover the secrets of where they live.
Felton says it’s a hysterical play that reminds him of the Golden Girls.
- I don’t behave badly: 20-23 Jan.
The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller gained international fame during the heyday of the Cotton Club and this new swinging and catchy music. While not quite a biography, I don’t behave badly evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, struts and sings the songs he made famous in a career that spanned upscale clubs to downtown town of Tin Pan Alley. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences while providing excellent insight into a vibrant period in American history and music.
Evan Goldman is torn from his busy preteen New York life and finds himself in a sleepy Indiana town after his parents divorce. Surrounded by a panel of simple-minded college students, he needs to establish his place in the popular hierarchy. Can he sit on a comfortable link in the food chain by throwing an unforgettable bar mitzvah … or will he hang in the end with the outcasts?!?
- Enchanted April: March 18-27
From the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and forgotten in the stampede of post-war society of the 1920s, two London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for a women-only vacation, recruiting reluctantly a pair of tough upper class women to share the cost and experience. Together under the Mediterranean sun, the four women face off – then begin to bond and blossom – until the men upset the balance again.
- The room mate: April 7-10
Sharon, in her 50s, recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her home in Iowa. Robyn, also in her 50s, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep desire to completely transform her life. A dark comedy about what it takes to turn your life around – and what happens when the wheels come off.
- The color purple the musical: May 13-22
The color purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) highlights Celie, an oppressed young woman whose personal awakening over 40 years forms the arc of this story. epic. With a joyful score of jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The color purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
This metaphysical portrait of Henry VIII and the six women of his life contrasts this king, the quintessential Renaissance man, with modern liberal thought and concludes that humanism died in the twentieth century. Henry remains the same everywhere, but women progress in their dress into modern times, showing their knowledge of the lasting effects of Henry’s thoughts.
- The SpongeBob Musical: July 8-23
The stakes are higher than ever in this vibrant musical, as SpongeBob SquarePants and all of Bikini Bottoms face utter annihilation in their underwater world. Chaos erupts. Lives are on the line. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises and takes center stage. The power of optimism can truly save the world!
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