Broadway Atlanta Announces 2012-2013 Season

When it comes to big Broadway productions, Atlanta isn't usually known to be the first place you think of to indulge in a feast of the arts. However thanks to the Fox Theatre, the Big Apple's Broadway scene comes to us courtesy of the annual Broadway Atlanta performance season. With fall rapidly approaching, the 2012-2013 performance schedule has just been released. So, mark your calendars for what is sure to be a fascinating line-up. Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is all set to bring five of the most buzzed about and beloved Broadway hits to Atlanta's Fox Theatre beginning this September. This is a prime opportunity to see the shows you've heard about right in your own backyard. The five shows making stops at the Fox are: War Horse , Disney's Beauty and the Beast , Flashdance , Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act . Each production features a talented cast of stars, numerous accolades and well-deserved awards.

War Horse September 25-30, 2012 A National Theatre of Great Britain production and a winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, War Horse is the powerful story of a beloved horse named Joey that is taken from his young ow ner Albert and enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. Once a prisoner of enemy crossfire, Joey is separated from Albert much longer than expected, causing his owner to go on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home . Disney's Beauty and the Beast November 27 - December 2, 2012 The beloved Disney classic for all ages gets an even more song and dance-filled upgrade courtesy of the Broadway production.

Following an impressive sold-out run last year, this family-friendly tale of true love and acceptance is back in Atlanta to hopefully once again break box office attendance records. The story of Princess Belle and a cursed prince turned into the Beast is well-known, but the performance spectacle shouldn't be missed! Flashdance February 19-24, 2013 One of the most popular films of the 80's is gloriously turned into the musical it was practically destined to be.

If you need a little refresher about the 1983 blockbuster hit, it follows Alex, a welder by day, exotic dancer by night, who longs to be accepted to a prestigious ballet school despite her lack of formal training. Add romantic interest Nicky and friends from the club she dances at and you have a wild ride all set to infectious tunes from the film in addition to 16 new songs. Million Dollar Quartet March 12-17, 2013 This Tony Award-winning musical is set to premiere in Atlanta next spring to great fanfare and anticipation. It tells the incredible true story of what happened when four of rock 'n' roll's most beloved icons came together at Sun Records studios for the greatest jam session ever.

The icons include Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet brings that magical night in music history to life through a tale of broken promises, betrayal, secrets and celebrations. Sister Act April 30 - May 5, 2013 Yet another Hollywood blockbuster has transformed for the Broadway stage, and this time its Whoopi Goldberg's 1992 hit Sister Act .

The musical is based on lounge singer Delores Van Cartier and her experiences at the convent she is placed in after witnessing a mob hit. A lover of Motown hits and classic standards, Delores turns the convent's choir upside down with her soulful choice of music. If you loved the original film, it's practically guaranteed that you'll adore the musical version as well. Ticket packages, individual tickets, show times and contact information can be found at or by calling 1-800-278-4447. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.