ATHENS, Ga. – Classic Entertainment presents the 2021 Broadway Entertainment Series. We can't wait to see you back again for another season of fun and entertainment beginning in the new year. We invite you to make the most of the series with season tickets! Perks include a 10% discount on season tickets, first right of refusal for your seats for next season, presale access to other Theatre shows and parking, and the opportunity to hear Musical Theatre Historian Kristin Pressley give an educational talk about each show. Can't make it to one of the shows? No problem! Being a season ticket holder also gives you series ticket exchange privileges. We have also been using these quiet months to renovate our theatre carpets, restrooms, and lower lobby lounge so that we can welcome you back in style. Join us for The Simon & Garfunkel Story on February 4, An Officer and a Gentleman on April 29, and Hairspray on June 21 at The Classic Center Theatre.
Now seen in 50 countries worldwide, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a critically acclaimed concert-style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting, and a full live band, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Boxer,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more. This is a show not to be missed!
Based on the Oscar®-winning film starring Richard Gere, An Officer and a Gentleman is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity and includes one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen. Featuring the Grammy Award®-winning, #1 hit single “Up Where We Belong,” and a score based on the 1980’s catalogue of music that gave voice to a generation, the live stage production is a new adaptation by multiple Tony Awards® nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), based on the original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart. The musical is directed by Scanlan with choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin). Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger…until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves. An Officer and a Gentleman is a sweeping romance that lifts you up where you belong.
You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, Hairspray is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring Hairspray to a new generation of theatre audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).
Our 2021 Broadway Entertainment Series would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors: Akins Ford, Coca-Cola, RW Allen, Levy, Stiles Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, Duplicating Systems, Waterfall Club, Georgia Club, Parker Systems, Pinnacle Bank, Allgood Financial, Hotel Indigo, and Cox Media.
Season tickets will go on sale Friday, October 2. The Classic Center Box Office is temporarily closed, but please reach out to us with any questions at BoxOffice@ClassicCenter.com, and we will work diligently to get back to you as soon as possible.
*Show dates are subject to change.
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In addition to perks like member receptions before shows, artist meet and greets, and ticket exchange privileges, you can get your tickets early and snag the best seats with an exclusive member presale! Our Broadway season ticket presale is September 30 and October 1. Join now for special access. For more information on The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, please visit ClassicCenter.com/Foundation.