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MARQUEE MAY-JUNE 2019

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FEATURE

8 Different is Good for The Lightning Thief By Janet Roberts

IN THIS ISSUE … 12 The Atlanta Opera: La traviata April 27-May 5

13  Atlanta Ballet: Director’s Choice May 10-12

14 Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical May 15 | 8 p.m.

15 Ben Platt

May 16 | 8 p.m.

16 Amanda Palmer May 17 | 7:30 p.m.

17 The Righteous Brothers June 6 | 7:30 p.m.

18 JoJo Siwa The D.R.E.A.M. Tour June 22 | 6:30 p.m.

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19 Keyshia Cole & K. Michelle June 29 | 8 p.m.

20 Upcoming Events

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THEATER INFORMATION ATM: An ATM is located in the Grand Lobby. Concessions: Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies. Coat check: Available at the concierge desk. Emergency information: In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest usher who will direct you to the appropriate exit. Elevators: Elevators are located on each side of the lobbies on all levels. Lost and found: Items are turned into the concierge desk on the day of a performance. To inquire about a lost item, please call Public Safety at 770.916.2911. Parking: PREPAID PARKING AVAILABLE. Cobb Energy Centre offers prepaid parking for performances. On each performance page on the Cobb Energy Centre website there is now a button to purchase parking in advance for $12. Day-of parking is still available for $10 (cash or credit). There are 1,000 on-site parking spaces; 700 in a four-level deck and 300 more in a surface

lot. Valet parking is available for The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only. $10 day of park fee; $12 prepay option; $15 valet (cash or credit card). Restrooms: Located on house right and house left of all three lobbies. Family restrooms are located on house right of all three lobbies. Mobility-impaired patrons may use any of our restrooms. Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside the building. Please use the terrace exit to step outside and smoke. Special assistance: Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the box office at 770.916.2850 for advance arrangements. Audio clarification devices are available to our hearing-impaired guests at no charge. This is on a first-come, firstserved basis. A limited number of booster seats are also available. Wheelchairs are available upon request. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned.

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THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL | June 7 - 9

Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson

Different is Good for The Lightning Thief By Janet Roberts | Photos by Jeremy Daniels

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ou don’t have to be a weirdo, a misfit, or a nobody

to fall in love with the story of three demigod teens who battle Olympic-sized enemies on a journey of redemption and self-discovery. But it certainly helps, says Jorrel Javier, who plays the half-satyr/half-human Grover in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, coming to Cobb Energy Centre in June. You don’t have to be a teen either, even though the musical is based on Rick Riordan’s young adult series that begins with the novel The Lightning Thief. Even adults can relate to the trials, tribulations, and triumphs that Percy (Chris McCarrell), the “half-blood” hero and son of Poseidon, Clarice (Sara Beth Pfeifer), and Grover experience. This trio remains universally relatable whether they’re being besieged by angry gods, teachers who morph into harpies, or a Minotaur who’s one big scary dude. “One reason why we believe The Lightning Thief is so special is because, underneath it all, the story deals with experiences every adult has gone through in their life,” Javier says. “It’s the journey of having to live up to the expectations the world or your parents or society has of you and realizing the things that make you unique also make you special and powerful. “We say, ‘Yeah, we’re weird, but that’s why we’re great.’” Seeing as the story is built around the characters of Greek mythology, it’s no surprise that the journey includes plenty of action, directed by Ron Kinter (Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, The Anthem),

including epic hand-to-hand combat in fight sequences and skirmishes with bigger-thanlife-size puppets like the Minotaur. But Javier says that a surprise or two turns the typical fight scenario on its head. “As you watch the fights, you see that the people who are kicking butt are the women,” he says. “Clarice is the main fighter and the most heated warrior because she’s the child of the god of war. The women are the top warriors here. It’s a real shift in dynamics.” Where is Grover during all the commotion? “Oh, Grover cowers a lot,” Javier says, laughing. “He’s a lover, not a fighter. He’s a child of Pan, so he doesn’t like fights.” The Lightning Thief’s national tour began in Chicago in January after closing an extended Off-Broadway run. Two of its creators – director Stephen Brackett and book writer Joe Tracz – also collaborated on Be More Chill, now running on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater. BroadwayWorld.com calls The Lightning Thief “the little musical that could.” “With limited budget and some truly creative and imaginative stagecraft, [The Lightning Thief] manages to succeed where a big budget Hollywood film failed: it remains true to the plot, character and tone of its original source material and delivers a thoroughly entertaining and epic tale that will easily charm even those unfamiliar with the original source material,” said the BroadwayWorld.com review. The Lightning Thief features lyrics by Rob Rokicki and puppetry designed by Acheson Walsh Studios (Candide at the Alliance Theatre, War Horse and On the Town on Broadway). And in The Lightning Thief, the puppets are almost as plentiful as the fight sequences and just as important to the story.

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Clockwise, from top: Ryan Knowles, The Lightning Thief Company, Jalynn Steele and Chris McCarrell; Sara Beth Pfiefer

“In the first half of the show, I’m on as myself as a satyr, so I wear a puppet,” Javier says. “I look like a goat from the waist down. In the second half, I have to go incognito. I’m out in the real world, so I have to put on pants.” “Other puppets are manipulated by the actors, like the Minotaur, which is twice the actor’s size, strapped on and fitted with rods for movement. You know it’s a puppet, but it’s still pretty scary-looking.”

Javier has a secondary role in the show, too, as Mr. D (Dionysus), the curmudgeonly god of wine who angered Zeus and was sentenced to running Camp Half-Blood for kids like Percy, Clarice, Grover, and all the offspring of humans and gods. “He’s fun to play because he’s miserable all the time,” Javier says. Wait a minute. Halfhuman kids? A trio of teens, all misfits, who go on quests, battle supernatural beings,

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and learn how to corral their legendary powers? It’s starting to sound a little familiar, but Javier says the comparisons with Harry Potter and his gang go only so far. “I was a fan of both series, and there are parallels with the group of friends, but we’re dealing with two completely worlds,” he says. While all the flash, fun, and fighting make for a spectacular event, they don’t overwhelm

the overarching story of discovery, friendships, and challenges overcome, Javier says. “I was a massive fan of the [series],” he says. “It was how I got through middle school. I never felt like I was in the ‘in’ crowd, and while I was never bullied or had any severe trauma, I felt I found my place in these books. I get it! I’m one of these guys, so I’m hoping this musical will inspire people the same way, and let them know it’s OK to be weird.”

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SCOTT SU CHMAN

THE ATLANTA OPERA PRESENTS LA TRAVIATA | April 27 – May 5

VERDI AT HIS FINEST

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a traviata is a cornerstone of the operatic repertory. The classic story has been told time and time again, but few with the same intensity as Verdi – a young female courtesan and a young man fall in love, compromising the safety of the courtesan. The three-act opera by Giuseppe Verdi is set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. The show is based on the classic novel La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, son of another famous author of the same name who penned The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.

Dumas’ novel has been adapted not only to opera with La traviata, but also to ballet, contemporary dance, numerous films, and a stage play adapted by Dumas himself. La traviata is the only one of Verdi’s many operas to be set entirely indoors. Originally named for its main character, the music of Violetta changes as she evolves through the drama: from the hectic, almost hysterical melodies of the first act, to the more dramatic passages of the second, and the spiritual quality of her music as she departs life in Act III, when hardly a dry eye remains.

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KIM KENNEY

ATLANTA BALLET PRESENTS DIRECTOR’S CHOICE | May 10 - 12

Atlanta Ballet company dancer Saho Kumagai in rehearsal for Sum Stravinsky by Kiyon Ross.

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE

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losing out the 18|19 season, Atlanta Ballet presents three imaginative works by rising star choreographers: Kiyon Ross, Gemma Bond, and Liam Scarlett. Sum Stravinsky by Kiyon Ross receives its Atlanta premiere with Director’s Choice. Ross is a resident choreographer at Ballet Arkansas and a retired soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist. Originally from Baltimore, Ross trained at Baltimore School of the Arts, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, the School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Secondly, Gemma Bond’s Denouement returns. This original work, brought to life by piano and cello accompaniment, explores the passage of time and how

pivotal choices can determine a path for us that we never imagined. Bond was born in Bedfordshire, England, and trained at the Royal Ballet School. Recently, she served as an Artistic Partnership Initiative Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Lastly, Atlanta Ballet presents the world premiere of Catch by Liam Scarlett. One of the biggest stars of ballet today, Scarlett has also choreographed new works for Miami City Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, the BalletBoyz, English National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal New Zealand Ballet, and The Royal Ballet School. Catch is set to Violin Concerto No 1 by Philip Glass.

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CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE ’90S MUSICAL | May 15 | 8 p.m.

BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY

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ruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical takes audiences into the world of Manhattan’s most dangerous (teenage) liaisons. Based on the classic French novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and the hit teen dramatic film “Cruel Intentions,” this new musical is full of ‘90s nostalgia and knockout performances. Thanks to explosive choreography and dynamic concert lighting, the musical’s performances are reminiscent of arena tours and VMA-style acts. The show features favorite throwback hits of the ’90s by artists like Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and Britney Spears.

The musical’s main characters, Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, are diabolically charming stepsiblings. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their school’s incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As Valmont and Merteuil plot the destruction of the innocent girl – and anyone who gets in their way – they manage to entangle themselves in their own secrets, temptation, and perhaps cruelest of all: love. Scan this QR code to download the digital program.

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JULIAN BROAD

BEN PLATT | May 16 | 8 p.m.

SING TO ME INSTEAD

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en Platt is regarded as one of today’s most extraordinary talents. The Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Awardwinner is a truly multi-faceted actor, singer, and all-around performer. After performing in Broadway productions of The Music Man and The Book of Mormon, Platt truly secured his place in Broadway history by originating the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. It was for this role that Platt became the youngest actor to win the Tony for best leading actor in a musical. In May 2017, Platt also became the youngest winner of the Drama League Awards’ Distinguished Performance

Award. This accolade, which recognizes a remarkable performance on the New York stage in the previous year, can only be won once in a performer’s career. Platt was honored with the award at age 23. Earlier this year, Platt released his debut solo album “Sing to Me Instead.” The album features songs co-written by Platt that, according to the Los Angeles Times, “showcase [Platt’s] signature vibrato and guttural vulnerability.” Platt’s North American headline tour is scheduled to stop throughout the United States and Canada, and will feature artists Wrabel and Ben Abraham.

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KAHN AND SELESNICK

AMANDA PALMER | May 17 | 7:30 p.m.

ULITIMATELY TRIUMPHANT

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manda Palmer visits Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre just after the highly-anticipated release of her new album, There Will Be No Intermission. Palmer describes the album, her third solo LP, as her most personal collection to date. There Will Be No Intermission includes powerful songs that face head-on issues of death, grief, and how to make sense of life itself. “Most of these songs were exercises in survival,” says Palmer. “This isn’t really the record that I was planning to make. But loss and death kept happening in real-time, and these songs became my therapeutic arsenal

of tools for making sense of it all.” While the themes of There Will Be No Intermission may be dark, the mood of the lyrical album is predominantly triumphant, as if to claim victory over even the most dreadful of life’s circumstances. The creation of There Will Be No Intermission was completely crowdsourced by 12,000 patrons using Palmer’s community hub at patreon.com. This same community contributed to the writing of “The Ride” — patrons submitted personal comments about fear and grief that Palmer then pieced into a passionate auditory snapshot of her community.

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THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS | June 6 | 7:30 p.m.

THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’

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he Righteous Brothers — the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield — topped the charts for four decades with hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” After Hatfield passed away in 2003, Medley continued performing, keeping The Righteous Brothers’ spirit alive at the encouragement of fans and friends. Always actively putting his creative talents to work, Medley has sung on the soundtracks or performed the theme songs for 33 movies and TV shows and, in 2014, he released his memoir, The Time of My Life. Eventually, Medley partnered with Bucky Heard, who was a long-time friend of the artist, and returned to performing Righteous Brothers material as a duo. Medley and

Heard even recorded some new material together. Bucky Heard is an Alabama native and Auburn University alum. A popular and versatile performer with a reputation as a gutsy rock ’n’ roll singer with an incredible vocal range, Heard has headlined countless shows in major venues around the country, garnering much critical praise and a legion of fans. The Righteous Brothers concert experience features the original duo’s biggest hits — “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme “The Time of My Life,” and much more!

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JOJO SIWA: THE D.R.E.A.M. TOUR | June 22 | 6:30 p.m.

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D.R.E.A.M. THE TOUR

hat doesn’t JoJo Siwa do? The Nebraska native is a Nickelodeon superstar, a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author, and star on Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties.” Siwa has also appeared on various Nickelodeon live-action series including “School of Rock” and “The Thundermans.” Siwa performed a medley of hits at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, including her platinum smash “Boomerang,” which has been viewed over 662 million times and is RIAA certified platinum. Known for her upbeat personality and

anti-bullying messages, Siwa is constantly connecting with her fans. On YouTube, she has over 9 million subscribers with over 2 billion views. On Instagram, she has over 7.9 million followers and on Twitter, over 419,000 followers. On TikTok (formerly Musical.ly), Siwa has over 17.4 million followers. The internet superstar’s internationallyreaching consumer products include her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts materials, cosmetics, home goods, and party supplies. Making 25 stops across North America, D.R.E.A.M. The Tour will be Siwa’s first multicity, live concert tour.

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KEYSHIA COLE & K. MICHELLE | June 29 | 8 p.m.

SOMETHING FOR THE LADIES Keyshia Cole is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, business woman, and television personality born in Oakland, Calif. In 2005, she released her debut album, The Way It Is, which spawned five singles: “Never,” “I Changed My Mind,” “(I Just Want It) To Be Over,” “I Should Have Cheated,” and “Love.” The album stayed on the charts for over a year, selling more than 1.6 million copies. In 2006, the 6-episode docu-series “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” debuted on BET. The show — which shared an intimate look at Cole’s life as an artist, daughter, and sister, performing, visiting her home town, and starting production on her next album — had record breaking views after its premiere. Cole went on to have two more reality show series on BET.

K. Michelle is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and television personality. Michelle started her career with Jive Records, releasing her first single — “Fakin’ It” featuring Missy Elliott — in 2009. In 2012, Michelle joined the cast of VH1’s reality series “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” After signing with Atlantic Records, Michelle released her long-awaited debut album, Rebellious Soul, in 2013. The album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number one on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. In 2014, Michelle released her second album, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, and her third album, More Issues Than Vogue, in 2016, which debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200, and number one on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

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UPCOMING EVENTS at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre For the most up-to-date list of performances, please visit cobbenergycentre.com Tickets sold at the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-892-2787.

Atlanta Reign

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Gordon Lightfoot

ABBA The Concert

The Wiggles

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July 20

July 22

July 27

August 19

The Adventure Zone

My Brother, My Brother & Me

Jim Jefferies

Darci Lynne & Friends

King Crimson

September 14

September 28

September 29

Marisela and Amanda Miguel

Nate Bargatze

August 30

August 31

Penn & Teller

Rodney Carrington

Rickey Smiley

October 10

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DIRECTOR’S BOOTCAMP | June 11-13, 2019 | $75 All K-12 Fine Arts Educators are invited to attend ArtsBridge’s DIRECTOR’S BOOTCAMP at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, where educators will learn new tips and tricks for their musical threatre productions! This 3-day Bootcamp, led by theatre professionals, including members of the Shuler Awards Production Team, will include workshops in: Set Design, Direction, Sound Design, Lighting Design, and Costume Design. Lunch for 3 days is included in the $75 per teacher registration fee. da

MUSIC THEATRE INTENSIVE | June 11-13, 2019 | $275 Our new 3-Day Music Theatre Intensive gives high school students the opportunity to work with theatre professionals in a concentrated workshop environment, provides experiential skills both on and off the stage, and culminates in a final student-produced showcase. This intensive will focus on two separate tracks: Performance and Technical. Visit our website to Pe apply for one of 25 spots in each track!


MASTER CLASSES

Classes taught by Broadway professionals in partnership with June 29, 2019 Performance Technique Class in the style of Come From Away

August 10, 2019 Dance Technique Class in the style of Cats

FAMILY PROGRAMMING Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 PM

An adaptation of the best-selling DisneyHyperion novel by Rick Riordan features Percy, son of Poseidon, discovering his powers di on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt!

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DINING GUIDE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of these Cobb County restaurants before or after the show.

AMERICAN PACES & VINE — Located in the Vinings Jubilee and featuring eclectic American comfort food along with lighter fare. Menu highlights include the lobster Cobb salad, Guinness-braised beef brisket, charred salmon and crispy pork shank. P&V is also a wine-lover’s haven with an extensive, carefully curated wine list, Wednesday Wine Tastings and Half-Off Wine Bottle Sundays. Lunch, dinner, Saturday and Sunday brunch. Vinings Jubilee 4300 Paces Ferry Road 404-205-8255 pacesandvine.com SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish, seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, It has a specially priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu that will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance — just show your tickets to your server. Weekly wine-and-tapas flights debut each Wednesday night. Lunch, dinner plus the all-American Sunday dinner: a lobster boil. Order ahead to ensure availability, Vinings Jubilee 4300 Paces Ferry Road 770-801-0089 sohoatlanta.com CREOLE/CAJUN COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for New Orleans Saints fans. Libations include the Pontchartrain Beach martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway 770-612-3311 copelandsatlanta.com

3300 Cobb Parkway SE, Suite 208 678-426-7149 crispinaatlanta.com MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY — Specializing in Italian cuisine — and lots of it — in a classycasual setting. Pick a booth for an intimate date night, or go big; This place is good for kids and groups, too. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead 3368 Peachtree Road 404-816-9650 Cumberland Mall 1601 Cumberland Mall 770-799-1580 Perimeter Mall 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road 770-804-3133 maggianos.com MEXICAN CINCO – Authentic, Latin-infused Mexican cuisine served in a setting designed to put a contemporary twist on Mexican culture. Menu offers an upscale variety of items that are carefully prepared from scratch, using the finest ingredients. Fire-roasted salsa is made fresh several times a day and the signature guacamole is always made to order. Wide selection of tequilas from moderately priced to, well — check out the $100 margarita “perfect for any occasion.” 2851 Akers Mill Road SE 770-952-5550 cincorestaurants.com SOUTHERN/SOUTHERN-INSPIRED SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helps make grits hip for the business crowd. 1675 Cumberland Parkway 770-435-0700 southcitykitchen.com

ITALIAN CRISPINA — Neapolitan-style ristorante and pizzeria in Vinings. Pizza dough is naturally leavened, never frozen, and pastas are made fresh daily. 26 COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE | COBBENERGYCENTRE.COM


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SEASON OPTION

The untold true story of the Witches of Oz

SEASON OPTION Journey to the past.

CA M ERO N M AC K I N TO S H PRESENTS

B O U B L I L & S C H Ö N B E R G ’S

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7-Show Packages start at $319!

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COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE MARQUEE :: MAY-JUNE 2019  

In this issue, Ben Platt celebrates his first album, "Cruel Intentions" delivers '90s nostalgia, and "The Lightning Thief" reminds that diff...

COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE MARQUEE :: MAY-JUNE 2019  

In this issue, Ben Platt celebrates his first album, "Cruel Intentions" delivers '90s nostalgia, and "The Lightning Thief" reminds that diff...