Announcing our Emerald 2012-13 Season...
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
September 6-23, 2012
Two decades ago, Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) opened its doors with the classic Kaufman & Hart comedy,
You Can’t Take It With You.
Now, 20 years and more than 100 productions later, we bring back another work from this great comedy writing duo as we launch our
Emerald Anniversary with one of the most epic and clever American comedies to ever take the stage.
The Man Who Came To Dinner will be brought to you with a cast of 25 actors,
including GET favorites from last season’s hit show, Becky’s New Car: Wendy Melkonian and Allan Edwards.
You’ll meet the irascible arts critic Sheridan Whiteside as he pays a visit to the
Stanley household where Marx Brothers-like madness ensues with secretaries, ex-cons, cockroaches and penguins!
By Rick Lewis
November 7-18, 2012
We usher in the holidays with a double dose of festivities! A Taffeta Christmas played to sold-out houses ten years ago,
and has been one of our most requested shows in recent years.
Donna, Kaye, Peggy and Cheryl return to their hometown for a Christmas performance of holiday classics,
pop standards and newly discovered rock and roll holiday songs that will have you singing right along with this high energy 1950’s girl harmony group.
Roswell Dance Theatre joins our 20th Anniversary celebration by reserving prime center seating for select performances of
The Nutcracker at a special reduced price just for GET subscribers!
(See insert in your subscription renewal packet, or pick up a flyer at the table in the lobby for details.)
You don’t want to miss this annual Roswell tradition that is always a SELL-OUT!
World Premiere Comedy
By Topher Payne
January 10 - 27, 2013
Popular Atlanta playwright Topher Payne returns to us on the heels of his widely embraced 2011 GET hit Tokens of Affection.
GET has exclusively commissioned this comedy especially for our patrons.
Tobacco heir Smith Reynolds returns from a New York vacation to his North Carolina estate with a surprise souvenir: a wife.
The new Mrs. Reynolds is a popular jazz singer, a dozen years older than Smith, and arrives with a carload of gin and a certifiably insane acting coach.
The wedding party is flat-out ruined when the groom turns up dead.
As the guests gather to reconstruct the evening’s events and try to solve the mystery, it becomes clear that for Southerners,
the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story.
By Jeffrey Hatcher
February 28 - March 17, 2013
Behind the impressive façade of a windowless house, some of Europe’s most powerful men gather to play a game.
The game is Murder, and this is The Suicide Club.
But the Club has a new member: Sherlock Holmes – brilliant, perceptive, the greatest detective in the English-speaking world.
Does Holmes want to die?
Or is some other game afoot as he and Watson always seem one step behind as the corpses of Europe’s power players start turning up all over London?
This beguiling thriller brings the famous detective fully alive on our stage with a tale filled with endless mystery,
twists, and chills in this sharp and clever brand new Holmes adventure.
By Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart
April 11-28, 2013
Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s blockbuster season finale brings you our first-ever classic Broadway musical, with our own unique stylings.
This memorable musical based on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker regales us with the heart-warming story of life’s second chances as
maneuvered by the indomitable Dolly Levi, who states in her daily code,
“Some people paint, some sew … I meddle.”
The winner of no less than 10 Tony Awards,
we invite you to join us on this whirlwind race around New York with this musical featuring some of the most beloved songs of all time,
including “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes A Moment,” and of course the all-time favorite, “Hello, Dolly.”
Titles and order of plays are subject to change and based on artist availability and licensing requirements.