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GTA announces 2012-13 lineup

Season full of classics and contemporary gems

POSTED: July 12, 2012 1:30 a.m.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance has announced a new theatrical season that begins this fall with well-loved and new titles, both classical and contemporary for theatergoers in North Georgia.

The upcoming season promises nothing less than dazzling, with theater professionals guest directing, acting and designing alongside GTA’s talented college theater students.

The season’s shows include a WonderQuest: GTA for Young Audiences production of "The Frog Prince" arranged by Gay Hammond, based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm.

Filled with Latin flair and hilarious characters, Hammond puts a new spin on a classic fairy tale.

On the GTA Mainstage will be a production of "The Producers," adapted from the 1968 Mel Brooks comedy.

The play follows the antics of two very different men, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding and producing a show — the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler" — and, through an insanely funny adventure, become friends.

Then in February, GTA presents "She Loves Me," a romantic comedy by Joe Masteroff about two feuding clerks in a 1930s European perfumery who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, not suspecting that their respective correspondents are none other than each other.

Not to miss out on a good drama, GTA will present Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun."

When life insurance money arrives, divergent dreams and conflicts erupt within three generations of the Younger family. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a bigoted and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Wrapping up the season will be a production of "Twelfth Night," one of William Shakespeare’s most stirring comedies.

This joyous production swirls to life with evocative music, vibrant costumes, and some of the most exquisite love poetry in the English language.

GTA is a 33-year-old acclaimed collaboration of Gainesville State College, Brenau University, theater professionals and the Northeast Georgia community that has yielded state and national awards.

Discounted package and individual tickets to GTA performances are on sale at www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org. Patrons can select their seats online, or call 678-717-3624 for tickets.


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