‘Once’ comes to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre
Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play in Atlanta at The Fox Theatre for a limited engagement on March 4-9, 2014 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway 2013-14 season.
Once is the celebrated new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actors/musicians, Once is a musical celebration of life and love – thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty and unforgettable in every way.
Once, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards, is currently running on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre where it started performances on February 28, 2012 and opened March 18, 2012.
It features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, direction by the acclaimed Scottish director John Tiffany, movement by Steven Hoggett and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe.
The set and costume design are by five-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.
Performances of Once in Atlanta are Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets for Once are now on sale and start at $33. They are available at the Fox Theatre Box Office, at www.foxtheatre.org/once or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX. For more information on Once, visit www.oncemusical.com.
Image courtesy of Once and The Fox Theatre.