Gas South Broadway Series Announces Its Dazzling 2010-2011 Season Cobb Energy Centre Again Beams with the Bright Lights of Broadway

Top Quote Announcing both the Broadway Shows and the sponsor Gas South for the 2010 - 2011 Gas South Broadway Series. This year will feature an Atlanta Premier of Cirque Dreams Holidaze followed by Oklahoma, The Wizard of Oz and A Chorus Line. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 03, 2010 - Atlanta -The third season of Broadway at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre might best be described as its dream season, so prominent is that theme in its 2010-2011 line-up.

    The new Gas South Broadway Series, formerly Atlanta Broadway Series, launches just in time for the holidays, with the whimsical dreams and irrepressible characters of the Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Just days into the New Year comes Oklahoma! where in a curly haired cowboy is the dreamboat of a Midwestern farmgirl. Next, in The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy hopes wistfully that tapping together the heels of her ruby slippers will help transport her back to the Kansas she once considered mundane. And in the rousing season finale, a bevy of young dancers competes for the opportunity to fulfill their dream of being of Broadway, in A Chorus Line.

    From poignant and familiar story lines and colorful characters to breathtaking sets and stirring music and dance performances, the Gas South Broadway Series offers a dazzling, family friendly lineup for patrons who want to experience Broadway at its most spectacular in the Cobb Energy Centre whose design provides the ultimate venue for hosting Broadway shows.

    "The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a vital part of Atlanta's thriving performing arts scene, and Gas South is proud to help bring these Broadway productions to such a world-class venue," stated Kevin Greiner, president and CEO of Gas South.

    "We have put together a season that offers audiences not only top-quality entertainment but a combination of classic shows featuring familiar stories and many recognizable tunes, but also the Atlanta premiere of a groundbreaking Broadway hit," said Jim Howland, partner of WH Management Group, LLC, presenters of the series. "It is truly a Broadway gold standard season."

    Here are previews of the productions.
    CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE - November 30 through December 5, 2010
    In Cirque Dreams Holidaze, all the trinkets and trappings of the holiday season wondrously spring to life in this new musical extravaganza created and directed by Neil Goldberg. Ornaments are transformed into costumed characters performing breathtaking feats of artistry; gingerbread men flip through the air; toy soldiers march skillfully across thin stretches of
    wires; snowmen do daring balancing routines. There's more: spinning penguins, caroling puppets and airborne reindeer. Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a seasonal celebration of pageantry, ingenuity and artistry that features an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, singers, dancers and musicians that turn the stage into a dazzling spectacle. With more than 100 dazzling costumes, an original musical score and a few holiday favorites, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is guaranteed to mesmerize audiences of all ages.

    OKLAHOMA! - January 6 through 9, 2011
    "If ever a show earned its exclamation point, it's this one!" the Wall Street Journal once declared of Oklahoma! This classical American musical has certainly earned its spurs as one of the most beloved shows in theater history. Premiering on Broadway in 1943, Oklahoma! launched the remarkable songwriting collaboration of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein and became the first real phenomena in Broadway history. Set in turn-of-the-century Oklahoma, the musical chronicles the love story of a handsome cowboy, Curly, and a winsome farm girl, Laurey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, a Grammy and a special Tony Award, it's a sentimental favorite that also features a number of familiar tunes, including"People Will Say We're In Love," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin." and, of course, the rambunctious title song, Oklahoma! The 2011 tour will be executive produced by Moonglow Productions and managed by Theatre Management Associates.

    THE WIZARD OF OZ - February 3 through 6, 2011
    The iconic yellow brick road will magically lure audiences through one of the most enduring and beloved musicals of all time. From the ominous Kansas twister and the dark designs of a wicked witch, to Dorothy's hopeful trek to the Emerald City, the Royal Shakespeare Company's celebration of the 1939 MGM movie will enthrall audiences young and old with its breathtaking special effects and compelling story of hope, courage and tenacity. Young children will meet Dorothy, Toto and her endearing cohorts, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow. Older family members will quickly recall why they treasure this enchanting trip through Munchkin country: Because, because, because, because, because . . .

    A CHORUS LINE - March 17 through 20, 2011
    Best Musical, Best Musical Score, Best Lighting Design, Best Choreography . . . .After opening on Broadway in 1975, A Chorus Line was nominated for 12 1976 Tony Awards and won nine. Formerly the Longest Running Show in Broadway history, A Chorus Line is still high-kicking its way into the hearts of audiences across America. Now the Cobb Energy Centre stage will rumble under the singular sensation of 17 ambitious dancers auditioning for the chance to fulfill the dream of a lifetime: making the cast of a Broadway musical. Only eight will earn the opportunity to blend into the ultimate uniform line. Along the way, they reveal the drudgery of training and tryouts and offer intimate glimpses into their private lives. With poignant, follow-your-dreams energy and passion, and by turns funny and heartbreaking, A Chorus Line is as moving as ever.

    Season tickets four show packages begin at $64.00 and may be purchased by phone at 404-916-2852, or in person at the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Season ticket information is also available at Box office hours are Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., closed on Sundays. The box office is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

    About Gas South Broadway Series
    The Gas South Broadway Series, formerly The Atlanta Broadway Series, created in partnership by WH Management Group and Key Brand Entertainment, is a new series of blockbuster Broadway programming presented at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a state-of-the-art venue that opened to popular and critical acclaim in September 2007.

    About Gas South
    Gas South is one of Georgia's largest and fastest growing natural gas suppliers, serving 250,000 residential, business and governmental customers across the state. Based in Atlanta, Gas South is locally owned and operated, with all customer service provided through Georgia-based call centers. Gas South strives to help their customers get comfortable every day with clear prices, great rates and outstanding service. For more information, visit

    About Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a $145 million, state-of-the-art facility, is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational performances, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts three resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet, Gas South Broadway Series and The Atlanta Opera. The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. Ballroom and other meeting spaces, 1,000 parking spaces including a 700-space parking deck, and full-service food and beverage capabilities. The Centre, part of the Cobb-Galleria complex, is governed by the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority. Additional information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is available at .

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