Like the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Atlanta's Fox Theatre's 2012-13 season is the year of the musical.
In fact, the five-show season includes all musicals, kicking off with "War Horse," Sept. 25-30. It's the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of young Albert and his horse, Joey. When Joey is conscripted to fight for the English during World War I, Albert, who is too young to enlist, goes to find him. The movie version was nominated for an Academy Award.
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is based on the 1991 animated feature. It's about Belle, a young woman who lives in a small town, and the Beast, who is really a handsome young prince under a witch's spell. If he can fall in love and be loved, the spell will be broken. It can be seen Nov. 27-Dec. 2.
"Flashdance," based on the 1983 movie about a young steelworker who moonlights as a dancer in a bar, can be seen Feb. 19-24, 2013. Alex, of course, dreams of being a professional dancer and studying at a prestigious ballet academy. Besides the huge hits the movie spawned, 16 new songs have been written.
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"Million Dollar Quartet" is about the night that Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley met together for the first and last time in Sun Records in Memphis. It can be seen March 12-17, 2013.
Based on yet another movie, "Sister Act," is about a wannabe diva who witnesses a murder and has to hide out in a convent. Whoopi Goldberg starred in the 1994 movie.
Season tickets are $145-$429.
Single tickets usually go on sale 8-12 weeks before opening night of each show.
Call 800-278-4447 between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.