“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.” – Shakespeare
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is gearing up for what is sure to be a great season of comedy, drama, and romance, but this season is extra special. Not only is GET celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary season, but when the last curtain falls, it will pass into new management, as Robert J. Farley, takes his last bow and Alan Kilpatrick takes his seat in the director’s chair.
Farley, a co-founder and artistic director at GET leaves behind a beautiful legacy and a career spanning over 50 years in the industry. Kilpatrick, currently an associate artistic director, was brought on board last fall and has been working closely with both Farley and wife Anita Allen-Farley to continue to mold the theatre and the surrounding Roswell community for this upcoming season and the many more that are certain to follow.
As GET, North Fulton’s only professional theatre, aims to provide award-winning theatrical productions and educational opportunities to the citizens of Roswell, the 2017-2018 season, titled “It’s Your Party!” should be no different. Farley hand picked the shows that hold a special place in his heart and remind him of his past 25 years with the company.
On the main stage this season, theatregoers can expect five dynamic shows, sure to have the audience laughing, crying, and pondering the meaning of life.
Once On This Island (Sept. 14 – Oct. 1) tells the tale of Ti Moune, an orphan girl found in a tree, whose life is spared during a storm. With a Caribbean flair, audience members will be singing and dancing along with Ti Moune as she chases the idea and proves once and for all that love is stronger than death.
Morningside (Oct. 26 – Nov. 12), a comedy written by Atlanta’s own, Topher Pyne, depicts a sunny spring afternoon in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood, where nine women with secrets are thrown together at baby shower—and a case of champagne.
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical (Jan.11 – 28, 2018) illustrates the life of Hollywood ledged, American singer and actress, Rosemary Clooney.
A Comedy of Tenors (Mar. 1 – 18, 2018) is Ken Ludwig’s sequel to his Tony-Award winning international hit, Lend Me a Tenor. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans, what could possibly go wrong?
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Apr. 12 – 29, 2018) will close out the season and will be Farley’s last production. It tells the true story of Buddy Holly’s career beginnings in the music industry as the lead singer for a country & western band, Buddy Holly & the Crickets and his rise to stardom before his untimely death.
On the FamilyStage this season, younger audience members can enjoy performances of The Jungle Book, Miss Nelson is Missing, The Giver, and a powerful rendition of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. To learn more about GET, performance dates, and tickets visit get.org, or call the box office at 770-641-1260.