2018-2019 Season


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Picasso at the Lapin Agile
September 14-23, 2018
Rating PG-13

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This intellectual comedy features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile (French: “Nimble Rabbit”) in Montmartre, Paris. It is set on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of disclosing amazing ideas (Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907). At the Lapin Agile, they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent, while interacting with a host of other characters.


The Drowsy Chaperone
October 12-28, 2018
Rating PG-13

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Winner of five Tony Awards, including “Best Book” and “Best Original Score”, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the house lights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone–and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

A Christmas Carol 
December 7-24, 2018
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Join Elm Street Theatre for a must-see holiday tradition in North Metro Atlanta!

On Christmas Eve, Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future. His old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future-who teach him it is never too late to change. What would you do when your future is haunted by your past?  A Christmas Carol is based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel, this musical follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a stingy old miser, who keeps his feelings locked up tight and his money locked up tighter. Celebrate the holidays with this beloved Dickens classic re-imagined once again by the creative team of Elm Street. This musical and cast will warm your heart with joy whether it is your first or fiftieth time, whether your are nine or ninety nine.


Of Mice & Men
March 15-24, 2019
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Of Mice and Men is a novel written by author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. They hope to one day attain the dream of settling down on their own piece of land. “In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other.” — John Steinbeck


Violet
April 12-28, 2019
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Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike in two separate decades. As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved, she’s traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. On the way, she meets a young, African-American soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections.” Violet is a powerhouse piece of theatre that needs no more than a few chairs and talented performers to take an audience’s breath away. It is a must for companies that are dedicated to depicting moving stories onstage.


The Complete History of America (Abridged)
June 28 – July 7, 2019
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“I see this show as about remembering. Remembering the past. Because it’s like that old saying: ‘Those of us who forget the past are doomed to, you know, forget like other things, like your car keys, or even your own phone number.’ So I see this show as like a Post-It note on the refrigerator of America.” 600 years of history in 6000 seconds … history will never be the same! From Washington to Watergate, from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order – The Complete History of America (Abridged) is a roller coaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it’s not the length of your history that matters — it’s what you’ve done with it!


The Wizard of Oz
July 10-24, 2019
Rating PG

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Dorothy Gale, a young farm girl, dreams of more when suddenly she and her dog Toto are swept away to the magical land of Oz. Now on a journey to get home, she comes across new friends such as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, all hoping to meet the Wizard of Oz. The timeless classic movie brought to stage with songs like: “Over The Rainbow,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard,” “If I Were King of the Forest,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”

 

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Madagascar Jr.
November 9-11, 2018
Rating G | Performed by Grades 3-8

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Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows four animals as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Shrek Jr.
February 7-10, 2019
Rating PG | Performed by Grades 5-12

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Shrek the Musical Jr. is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!. It follows Shrek, a hideous ogre, in his attempt to reclaim his swamp by saving a princess from a tower. He unwillingly travels with the fast-talking, charismatic Donkey and Shrek soon discovers that maybe he isn’t as feared as he thinks and that he can be the hero he always wanted to be.


Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”
June 12-26, 2019
Rating G

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In Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.

 


Our Season also features:

5th Annual – Art on the Green
September 22, 2018

The annual celebration of all that makes Woodstock Vibrant. Artists, musicians, vendors, and the community gathered together to enjoy a day celebrating our community.
Artists can apply to be a vendor beginning May 1st, 2018.

Last Laugh
January 5, 2019
Rating PG-13

Coming to the Elm Street stage is our 5th Annual LAST LAUGH! Comedy Competition! Stand-up comedians and comedic troupes will compete for your laughter but only one will take the LAST LAUGH!
Don’t miss out on choosing your favorite and seeing who takes the LAST LAUGH in Woodstock!

Guys & Dolls: A Benefit Concert
February 22-24, 2019
Rating PG

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Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. This show features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady.”

This Benefit Concert is a collaboration effort in theatre, music, and dance. A portion of the proceeds will go toward benefiting education in the arts.


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