Atlanta audiences are invited into a beautiful fable, told through song, dance, stage magic, and puppetry, about an aspiring rocker-girl who falls into a magician-dad’s bag of tricks. With original songs written by one of the most accomplished voices in the American musical theatre, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winner winner Robert Lopez (Frozen, Book of Mormon), The Dancing Handkerchief blends the emotional accessibility of Disney princesses with the odd-ball pop-rock sensibility of Sergeant Pepper or Ziggy Stardust and evokes the imagined lands of Narnia and Alice’s Wonderland. A visual smorgasbord, this world premiere about forgiveness, creativity, and the depths of love between parent and child plays June 1 – 18, 2017 and concludes Theatrical Outfit’s 40th Anniversary Season of Hope!
ABOUT THE PLAY
The Dancing Handkerchief
Co-Production with The Flying Carpet Theatre Company
Story by Geoff Sobelle and Adam Koplan (Artistic Director, Flying Carpet Theatre Company)
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon, Frozen)
Directed by Adam Koplan
Musical Direction, Arrangements and Additional Music by S. Renee Clark
June 1 - 18, 2017 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s
Part magic act, part musical, part puppet show, this world premiere with songs by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winner Robert Lopez, tells the story of Mysterioso the Magician and his curious child Bastienne who, through an epic separation and reunion, learn to see each other in a truer, hope-filled light. A Balladeer sings delightful tunes that paint a comic and fantastical world inhabited by a beckoning handkerchief, an otherworldly suitcase, magical creatures and one gigantic, ravenous rabbit. A unique hybrid theatrical extravaganza, The Dancing Handkerchief will mesmerize patrons small and tall.
Industry tickets are reserved for artists and the management and supporting staff actively working in the theatre industry.
$15 + Tax = $16.20
All Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 7:30PM
All Saturday matinees @ 2:30PM
11:00AM matinees on June 8, 14 and 15
The Dancing Handkerchief is performed in one act without an intermission. Tickets may only be purchased by calling 678.528.1500, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Industry night tickets are not available online. Seats will be assigned and available for pick up one hour before the performance requested. Group pricing is also available. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Ticket prices are subject to availability.
Deborah Bowman* – Adult Bastienne
Devon Hales – Bastienne
Tom Key* – Mysterioso the Magician
Jeremy Aggers – Hank, Ensemble
Spencer Stephens – Wanda and other magical creatures, Ensemble
Adam Koplan – Director
S. Renee Clark – Musical Director
Ricardo Aponte – Associate Director
James Aitken – Scenic and Lighting Designer
Erik Teague – Costume Designer
MC Park – Properties Designer
Joe M. Turner – Magic Consultant
Joshuia Campbell – Sound Designer
Puppet Fabrication – Teller Productions
Clifton Guterman* – Associate Artistic Director, Casting Director
Corey Bradbury – Assistant Director
Jessi D. Hill – Dramaturg
Barbara Gantt O'Haley* – Stage Manager
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS:
Downtown Dialogue — Saturday, June 10, post matinee
Be downtown and join a panel of special guests in an open dialogue about the social and global themes in the show! Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production.
Page to Stage Talk Back, sponsored by Macy’s — Friday, June 16, post-show
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Decutur Book Festival, Compassionate Atlanta
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Fulton County Office of Cultural Affairs, Turner Broadcasting, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Jackson Spalding, Grants to Green, Publix Super Markets Charities, The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund