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WIN 4 TIX: The Emperor and The Nightingale

July 18, 2012

Georgia Shakespeare’s World Premiere Family Musical Playing Now Through Aug. 3 at Oglethorpe Univ.

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Young village girl Mei (Claire Rigsby, from left) performs a dance with the Nightingale (Ann Marie Gideon) for the ailing Emperor (Terrance Jackson) - Bill DeLoach Photography
The Emperor and the Nightingale Brings Beloved Hans Christian Andersen Tale to the Georgia Shakespeare Stage!

Ancient China comes to life through song, dance and puppetry in Georgia Shakespeare’s World Premiere family musical The Emperor and the Nightingale, now through August 3, 2012 at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, the show will delight children with its tale of true inner beauty.

Directed by Allen O’Reilly, this new musical full of humor and compassion will charm children and adults alike with cleverly funny songs, a gorgeous setting, and a story that warms the heart. April-Dawn Gladu, the creator of 2011’s The Jungle Book, wrote the book and lyrics for the musical, and the production features original music by Composer James Woodward and choreography by Ann Marie Gideon.

Audiences will be transported to the time of the Song Dynasty, when an ailing Emperor, who has been captivated by the elegant, yet simple Nightingale’s song, keeps her caged to sing for him and ease his distress.  However when he is presented with the mechanical and colorful Jade Bird, he quickly loses interest in the Nightingale, who returns to the forest.

When the Jade Bird’s song fails to improve the Emperor’s condition, the Nightingale returns to the palace and saves the Emperor from death.  The Emperor then realizes that true beauty lies within and is transformed into the wisest ruler in the land.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 17 and July 24 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 21 and July 28 at 1 p.m.  Tickets are $13, and all performances are general admission.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.gashakespeare.org or call the Georgia Shakespeare Box Office at 404.504.1473.

Georgia Shakespeare is located on the campus of Oglethorpe University, approximately 2.5 miles north of Lenox Mall. Address is 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

The 2012 season is made possible by Charles Loridans Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, The Shubert Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Turner Voices.

SVM MACARONI KID HAS 4 TIX For One Subscriber to the Show on Saturday, July 28th (10am or 1pm performance)

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Rules: Must be a subscriber to Smyrna Vinings Marietta Macaroni Kid to enter and a resident of the Metro Atlanta area. Must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen at random on Wed. July 25, 2012. Once chosen, winner will have 24 hours to claim prize, or I will have to choose another winner. By entering this contest, you are automatically agreeing to be subscribed to receive SVM Macaroni Kid via email each week, if you are not already a subscriber.

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