Theater celebrates quarter of a century

September 25, 2017 by  

The Georgia Ensemble Theatre turned 25 this year, and is celebrating the occasion with a year-long party.

Robert J. Farley, the organization’s artistic director and co-founder, selected the plays with the intent of making audiences laugh and have fun. Plays are presented on both the main stage and on the Family Stage.

The five shows on the main stage are ‘Once on This Island’, to be followed by ‘Morning Side’, ‘Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical’, ‘A Comedy of Tenors’, and ‘Buddy—the Buddy Holly Story’. Family Stage shows are ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Miss Nelson is Missing!’, ‘The Giver’, and ‘And Then They Came for Me’.

Once on This Island won the Laurence Olivier Award for the London production as Best New Musical in 1995, and was nominated for numerous Tonys in 1991 when it ran on Broadway, and will be revived in New York later this year. The musical takes elements from both Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen to tell the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl on a tropical island, who brings people together using the power of love.

People need to hurry, since Once on This Island runs only through October 1 at the home of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Events like this can be enhanced if producers work with a poster printing company to create colorful posters for the show.