2018-2019 Press Kit

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(Pictured above, a few production Stills from the 2017/18 Past Season)

2018-2019  Main Stage Series

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

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

 

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
Rating PG

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
Rating R

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
Rating PG-13

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
Rating PG-13

“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

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.”

 

2018-2019  Collage Series

Madagascar Jr.
November 9-11, 2018
Rating G

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

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’s not 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

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.

2018-2019  Additional Events


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

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.

 

 


2018-2019  Lantern Series

About the Lantern Series:

The Lantern Series is about conversations and community at its core. While world class performances will be taking place, the community as a whole will be able to come and converse. This series will strive to introduce new music, ideas, and cultures, that aren’t typical for the community. We hope that this venture will grow into building more, deeper, and authentic moments with you involved.

Presenting Partner for the Lantern Series:



The Barefoot Movement
June 2nd, 2018
Americana

Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether you’re seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone.

 

 

 

 

Royal Wood
July 21st, 2018
Contemporary Folk

Life has a way of knocking on our door on the days we least expect it. For singer songwriter Royal Wood, life knocked pretty damn hard. For in the same year that he lost his father to illness, he also fell in love and got married.

As an artist, Royal channeled these polar opposite emotions into his new album “Ever After The Farewell”. Recorded in London, UK, with Jamie Scott (known for his work with renowned artists like Rag’n Bone Man, Michael Kiwanuka, Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran), Royal’s album is not only deeply inspired by both loss and love, but is an ode to the classic styles of both Tin Pan Alley and Laurel Canyon.

 

 

Marc Broussard
August 4th, 2018
Bayou Soul

Marc Broussard is an American singer-songwriter. His style is best described as “Bayou Soul,” a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. Broussard’s music has been featured on shows such as Clash of the Choirs in which “Home” was performed by a Blake Shelton-led choir. Singer Kelly Clarkson performed “Home” as part of her live setlist in 2006-07. Most recently, “Must Be the Water” was the theme song for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game. Broussard has been a featured performer on many TV programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, A&E Breakfast with the Arts, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show, Larry King Live, Lopez Tonight, and CBS’s Saturday Morning’s Second Cup Cafe.

 

 

 

 

The Douglas Cameron Orchestra
August 25th, 2018
Jazz Big Band

Douglas Cameron grew up listening to the sounds of Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey. His early influences inspired him to take up drums at the age of nine. A multi-faceted performer, he is also a drummer, guitarist, and songwriter. With his direction set, he is certain to inspire and excite audiences with his him impressive showmanship and extraordinary talent. Often described as “Sinatra on Steriods”, his sounds have a wide variety to certainly please everyone!

 

 

 

 

Sam Reider & The Human Hands
September 15th, 2018
Jazz/Bluegrass

The Human Hands are a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY. Along with Reider, they include violinist Alex Hargreaves (Turtle Island Quartet, Sarah Jarosz, Béla Fleck), saxophonist Eddie Barbash (Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste and Stay Human), guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman, Darol Anger, Aoife O’Donovan), mandolinist Dominick Leslie (Michael Daves, Tony Trischka, The Deadly Gentlemen), guitarist Roy Williams (Stephane Wrembel), and bassist Dave Speranza (Jim Campilongo)

 

 

 

 

Landscape of Guitar
October 6th, 2018
Nuevo-Flamenco

The Animated Painting Concert Experience

The Landscape of Guitar is a groundbreaking art & music production. Animated paintings are sung to life as guitar birds fly over rolling guitar rivers and vivid guitar worlds in stunning HD. Award winning singer-songwriters Patchouli & Terra Guitarra “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” ZMR, create a live symphony of color & sound to “inspire the human spirit” Chicago Tribune. Experience the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitars of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh.

 

 

 

Huntertones
May 18th, 2019
Jazz

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul. Adding depth and contrast to their live set, Huntertones shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing, keeping their listeners’ eyes and ears open at every turn.

 

 

 

JUNE 2019- TBD

Stay Tuned for more information!

 

Ranky Tanky
July 17th, 2019
Gullah Culture

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998, fresh out of University, to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet. Now, united by years apart and a deeper understanding of home, these accomplished artists have come together again, joined by one of the low-country’s most celebrated vocalists Quiana Parler, to revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards.

 

Additional News!

The Reeves House

The Reeves House is currently under construction to become the home of our new visual arts center. Upon completion, the Reeves will feature art galleries, a maker’s space, a coffee shop, computer lab and much more. The Reeves renovation is currently on track to be complete late summer/early fall of 2018 just in time for the her story to begin again with the Season of Journey.

 

Music Studio Expansion

This fall Elm Street is expanding it’s music program.