A New Take on a Beloved Broadway Classic

Thursday, May 3, 2018 — This spring, Theatrical Outfit proudly presents 110 in the Shade, the sizzling Broadway musical adaptation of the beloved classic play The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash with music and lyrics from the duo behind The FantasticksHarvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Directed by Artistic Director Tom Key with musical direction by S. Renee Clark (Big Fish, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill) and choreography by Angela Harris, The Outfit's 110 in the Shade features a diverse ensemble of fifteen performers and concludes Theatrical Outfit’s 2017- 2018 Season of Character.

110 in the SHADE

Book by N. Richard Nash based on his play The Rainmaker
Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones (The Fantasticks) 

1936. July 4th. Three Point, Texas. In the middle of a heat wave, while locals are desperate for rain, Lizzie Curry daydreams away fears of becoming a spinster in a tiny, dusty town. Her wit, intelligence and lauded homemaking skills don’t seem to guarantee a romantic future, and even the reserved town sheriff, File, won’t take a chance on the plain girl next door. But, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck sweeps into town promising more than just atmospheric relief, Lizzie’s world is suddenly larger than she imagined possible, and choice and clarity arrive like a cleansing summer storm.

Ayana Reed – Lizzie Curry
Jeremy Wood – Starbuck
Eugene H. Russell IV* – File
LaParee Young* – H.C. Curry
Lowrey Brown* – Noah Curry
Edward McCreary – Jimmy Curry
Galen Crawley*  – Snookie
Chani Maisonet* – Beverly, Lizzie cover
Daniel Burns – Joe, File cover, Starbuck cover
Robert John Connor – George, H.C. cover
Candy McLellan – Hanna
Robby Owenby – Phil, Jimmy cover, Noah cover
Devon Hales* – Sammie Sue, Snookie cover
Sims Lamason – understudy
Chaz Duffy – understudy

S. Renee Clark – Musical Director, Conductor, Keyboard
Jacob Deaton – Guitar
Susan Ottzen – Harp
Ramon Pooser – Upright Bass
Lorenzo Sanford – Percussion
Felix Farrar – Violin

Tom Key – Director
S. Renee Clark  – Musical Director
Angela Harris – Choreographer
Amelia Fischer  – Fight Choreographer
Thomas Brown – Scenic Designer
Andre Allen – Lighting Designer
Samantha P. McDaniel – Costume Designer
Daniel Terry – Sound Designer
Macclare "MC" Park  – Properties Designer
Clifton Guterman – Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director
Barbara Gantt O'Haley*  – Stage Manager
Alicia Quirk* – Assistant Stage Manager

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Previews: May 31 and June 1, 2018 at 7:30PM
Opening night: June 2, 2018 at 7:30PM
Regular performances: June 3 - March 24, 2018

Theatrical Outfit’s regular performances of 110 in the Shade are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets range from $18-$51 and may be purchased online at or by calling 678.528.1500. Group pricing is available. For info, email boxoffice@theatricaloutfit.orgTicket prices are subject to availability. Fees and taxes apply. Order early for best pricing.

Consider taking MARTA to Theatrical Outfit! The Peachtree Center station is only two blocks north on Peachtree Street – easily walkable.

PAGE TO STAGE TALKBACK, sponsored by Macy’s - Friday, June 15, post-show
Representatives from the cast, creative team, and staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.

PUBLICITY AND PRODUCTION PHOTOS (when available) may be downloaded directly from this release or accessed HERE.


Show Sponsors: 
The Antinori Foundation and Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Sponsors: Fulton County Office of Cultural Affairs, Turner Broadcasting, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Jackson Spalding, Publix Super Markets Charities, Audience Building Roundtable of The Blank Foundation, Macy’s, MARTA, The Shubert Foundation

ABOUT OUR VENUE110 in the Shade will be performed at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

OUR VISION: A compassionate, joyful, and just community.  
OUR MISSION: Produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter.                     


artwork by Daryl Fazio
Ayana Reed
Jeremy Wood
Eugene H. Russell, IV
LaParee Young
Edward McCreary
Galen Crawley
Chani Maisonet
Daniel Burns
Robert John Connor
Robert Michel Owenby
Devon Hales
Candy McClellan
Sims Lamason
Chaz Duffy