Performances

Hop aboard as we prepare to set sail on another magical season of great storytelling! The 2017-18 season will bring us together to laugh, sing, and sometimes weep as the Gershwins, Rudyard Kipling and other storytellers you should know help us to celebrate our connections to each other.

Audiences have learned that GTA productions, whether old favorites or new adventures, capture the imagination with inspired direction, great acting and spectacular design, igniting conversation and creating lasting memories. Check individual show pages for show details and special events connected to performances; lectures, discussions and receptions that explore and celebrate the season’s themes.

WonderQuest: GTA for Young Audiences presents:

 

Sept 29 – Oct 7
in Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium

“Thou art of the Jungle and not of the Jungle. And I am
              only a black panther. But I love thee, Little Brother.”

Come to deepest, darkest India and meet the Man-cub Mowgli, his funny, faithful friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther in their adventure to discover which is best: the Law of Man or the Law of the Jungle? Mowgli must use both to try to save his animal friends and himself from the wrath of Shere Khan, the most feared of all! Filled with the beautiful language of Rudyard Kipling’s poems and stories. Rated G

And on the GTA MainStage:

 

Nov 7 – 18, 2017 in Brenau’s Hosch Theatre

When a young New York banker is sent to the sleepy town of Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose a rundown theatre, his heart and life are turned upside down by a spitfire hometown girl. Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to save the theatre and win Polly’s love. This hilarious song-and-dance extravaganza features the Gershwin classics, “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and “Embraceable You.” TONY Award winner for Best Musical!  Rated P13

A February Festival of Theatre with TWO shows:

 

Feb 13 – 24, 2018 in Brenau’s Hosch Theatre

A racy mix between South Park and Sesame Street, part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q won the TONY “TRIPLE CROWN” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book and is still the funniest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton who arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q where he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Rated R

 

Feb 16 – 24, 2018
in UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre

Borogravia is at war. Again. Based on 31st novel the (Sir) Terry Pratchett’s wildly popular Discworld series, Monstrous Regiment is a wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and ambiguities of identity. When Polly Perks’ brother goes missing in action, she cuts off her hair, stuffs a sock down her breeches and enlists, hoping to find him. Finding she passes surprisingly successfully as a young man, Polly soon discovers that she’s not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in the improbable war is as it appears. Rated PG13

 

And April’s season finale:

 

Apr 11 – 22, 2017
in UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre

In the Odyssey, playwright Mary Zimmerman, who kept us spellbound with a parade of mythological characters in Metamorphoses, tackles Homer’s epic story of the warrior Odysseus, and his arduous 10-year journey home from the Trojan War. Come on the journey if you dare, as the gods spar with each other creating fantastic, threatening monsters and opportunities for escape, as Odysseus perseveres to be reunited with his dear Penelope, and whose son, now grown up without a father, struggles to defend his mother from a mob of suitors who would claim Odysseus’ land and family in Ithaca. There is a reason old maps often said “this way monsters go!” Rated PG