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Lots Of Fun Events This Weekend

FRI – SUN AUG 1-10 – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR – “Get’cha Head in the Game” and catch Disney’s HSM Jr. at the Strand! Featuring catchy songs and exciting dance numbers.Tickets are $10 and assigned seating.  Order tickets online at www.earlsmithstrand.org.

THUR AUG 8-24 CATS presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Now that it has been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family and create a special ‘memory’ one more time. Tickets for CATS are priced from $22 – $57.  For reservations and information call (404) 377-9948 or visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

SAT AUG 9 PROGRAM PALOOZA -10-1 Ben Robertson Community Center. The FREE event will feature facility tours, activity information stations, interactive demonstrations, a “Lion’s Den” game room, and character entertainment. Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount off any program offered by the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, contact the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

SUN AUG 10 OPEN HOUSE for CONGREGATION NER TAMID. Come learn about our congregation, weekly Religious School classes PreK-Grade12, including Hebrew in the upper grades, Confirmation and B’nai Mitzvah, and High Holy Day Services. Located at 1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220, Marietta. Religious School begins August 17. If you miss our Open House from 10am-Noon on August 10, call 678.264.8575 with questions or for an individual appointment.

SUN AUG 10 DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE Series.  2:00 pm.  First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church St. Marietta, 30060. Contact Lynn Viars (404) 822-4328 (rviars@yahoo.com) or Lee Pence 770-428-9350 (lpence@bellsouth.net

THURS AUG 14 – SAFEPATH’S GOOD EATIN’ GREAT CAUSE. 6-10 at the Cobb Galleria Exhibit Hall. Attendees will enjoy culinary treats featuring signature appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks from the event’s restaurant participants. local celebrity chefs will serve as mentors in a team cook-off competition between Cobb County Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, and Marietta Fire Department. Tickets are $75. Please call 770-801-3469 about a discounted rate for Public Safety employees.

FRI AUG 15 MARTINIS AND MUSIC 5:30-8:30 pm Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Join the Museum for live music, a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free for MCMA Members and $10 for general admission. Visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

“Cats” Coming to Jennie T. Anderson Theatre – Marietta, GA

catsThe show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s 35th anniversary season.  It is time to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS, playing August 8 – 24, 2014 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta).  Tickets are available by calling 404-377-9948 or by visiting www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

 

CATS opened on Broadway on October 7, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.  It continued to live up to its motto “Now and Forever” by becoming the longest running musical on Broadway on June 19, 1997 after 6,138 performances.  CATS ended its 18-year run on September 10, 2000 after 7,485 performances.  It remains the second longest-running show in Broadway history, after its record was broken by The Phantom of the Opera on January 9, 2006 when Phantom celebrated its 7,486th curtain.

 

Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting, and Best Costumes.

With direction by Ricardo Aponte and choreography by Jennifer Smiles, CATS is still revolutionary and awe inspiring.

 

The Lyric cast features local artists Shawn Megorden, Nick Hagelin, Jen MacQueen, Ansley Van Epps, Jeremy Varner, Alison Brannon Wilhoit, Robert Wayne, George Deavours, Bonnie Harris, Jamie Lea Keener, Jason Cohen, Fenner Eaddy, Natalie Rhae Goodwin, Cassandra Mora, John Streit, Brian Dixon, Jennifer Arnold, Rex Glover, Megan Wartell, and Pablina Lopez.

 

The design team features Music Directors Laura Gamble and BJ Brown, Scenic Designer Edward R. Cox, Costume Designer Benjy Gault, Lighting Designer Andre C. Allen, Sound Designer and Production Manager Robert Johnston, Make-Up Designer Mary Nye Bennett, and Hair and Wig Designer George Deavours.

 

Now that it has been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family and create a special ‘memory’ one more time. Tickets for CATS are priced from $22 – $57.  For reservations and information call (404) 377-9948 or visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

 

CATS (JENNIE T. ANDERSON THEATRE)

August 8, 9, 10                  Fri and Sat at 8PM; Sun at 2PM

14, 15, 16, 17                     Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 8PM; Sun at 2PM

21, 22, 23, & 24, 2014      Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 8PM; Sat & Sun at 2PM

 

The Lyric’s 35th season of musicals features CATS, CHICAGO, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, DAMN YANKEES, and BARNUM.  For show dates, times, subscriptions,and single tickets visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.