River Center 2012-2013 schedule released | Arts & Culture
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Mama mia, here we go again.
The River Center's 2012-2013 season was announced at the opening night of the hit show "Mamma Mia."
The schedule includes:
Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award®- winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics alike. Her performances on stage, in film, on television, in concert, and on recordings have been honored with virtually every theatrical award possible, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fresh from the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Follies, Ms. Peters, accompanied by a 28-piece orchestra, performs an evening of song from Broadway and her Grammy Award®-winning albums.
Shrek The Musical
Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this hilarious story brings everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre—not a handsome prince—shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude, and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical features a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.
Catch Me If You Can
January 28 & 29
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer—living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end... and finds something he never expected.
April 16 & 17
Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the sensational new production of Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, The Dreams, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.
The Addams Family
May 29 & 30
Called “A visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” by the Toronto Post City, this smash-hit comedy brings to spooky and spectacular life the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, and of course, Lurch.