Seriously, if you are looking for a unique gift to give this holiday season to someone that has it all, then consider giving them the gift of experiences! My family lives close to the beautiful little place called Serenbe. It is nestled in Chattahoochee Hills and is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. It is a beautiful place that has one Atlanta’s most prized possessions in my opinion, Serenbe Playhouse. If you have not seen a play here, well-you are MISSING something BIG!
Serenbe Playhouse is a professional theatre committed to producing site-specific performances and programs that connect art, nature and community. Serenbe Playhouse believes that theatre as an art form has the unique power to illuminate the human experience. In pursuit of that vision, we produce artistically rich site-specific performances and programming that reduce the barriers between artists and audiences by immersing patrons in an environment that amplifies the beauty of nature, and provides opportunities for engagement, conversation, and collaboration. We use theatre as an artistic educational tool for both artists and audiences. We are a pioneer in modeling Green Theatre Practices by producing plays with a commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship. Serenbe Playhouse was founded in 2009 under the executive and artistic direction of Brian Clowdus, an accomplished actor, educator, director and producer. Established under the umbrella of their parent organization, The Serenbe Institute for Art Culture & the Environment, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Serenbe Playhouse operates with the support of a diverse working board of directors and community volunteers.
Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), and having recently produced the most Suzi Bass Award-decorated show of the 2015-16 season, Miss Saigon, is excited to announce Season 8: A Season of Rebellion. The season includes a spring production of Grease, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; and in the summer, a new adaptation of Robin Hood, by Rachel Teagle; Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, and musical theatre favorite, Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. A reimagined Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Brian Clowdus, and perennial favorite, The Snow Queen, an adaptation by Rachel Teagle, will round out the calendar year. Season tickets and single tickets will be on sale soon online at www.serenbeplayhouse.com (any time); and by phone at 770-463-1110 (Monday—Saturday, noon until 6pm). The Playhouse administrative offices are located at 9110 Selborne Lane, #210, Chattahoochee Hills GA, 30268.
ABOUT SEASON 8: A SEASON OF REBELLION
The company’s spring show, Grease, will be staged as a vintage drive-in with a fresh, sexy, modern vibe. Summer days bring the family show, Robin Hood, in which the Playhouse will take to the air and lead patrons in an immersive zip-line experience as our hero robs from the rich and gives to the poor. In the summer evenings, the company will embrace the most ruthless rebel of all, Macbeth, staged within rocks and water deep in the Serenbe woods, reminiscent of the landscape of Scotland. And Serenbe Playhouse’s summer musical, fresh off the Broadway revival and tour, will take patrons to the seedy underground “Kit Kat Club” where Brian Clowdus will step into the role of the Emcee in Cabaret. The company will again present fall and winter favorites, The Sleepy Hollow Experience, with a fresh script adaptation by Clowdus; and The Snow Queen to ring in the holidays next year.
“This has been an incredible, record-breaking season, and in thinking of how we could top it, I realized we just couldn’t—so, instead we will REBEL!” says Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Brian Clowdus. “We’ve picked titles and environments that embrace the energy and essence of Rebellion! This is a season near and dear to my rebellious heart, and one that promises a variety of laughs, tears, and gasps fit for everyone from a Pink Lady to Sally Bowles. It will be our boldest season yet… it’s time to REBEL!”
by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
March 23, 2017 to April 16, 2017
Danny and Sandy lead Rydell High’s spirited class of gum-chewing, hub-cap-stealing, hotrod-loving boys in leather jackets and their wise-cracking girls in a rollicking musical that salutes the rock ‘n’ roll era.
Recommended for 14 and up
a new adaptation by Rachel Teagle
June 2, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Sir Robin is forced to turn outlaw and with his band of Merry Men, he robs from the rich, and gives to the poor, and woos the lovely Maid Marian.
Recommended for the whole family
by William Shakespeare
June 22, 2017 to July 9, 2017
Macbeth, a brave Scottish general, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, he murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself, only to be wracked with guilt and paranoia.
Recommended for 14 and up
by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb
August 3, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, Cabaret is based on nightlife at the seedy ‘Kit Kat Klub’, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, portrayed by Brian Clowdus.
Recommended for ages 16 and up
THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE
a new adaptation by Brian Clowdus
September 28, 2017 to November 5, 2017
Following four sold-out seasons and recognition as one of the top 5 Halloween plays in the country by American Theatre Magazine, this one of a kind spooky experience is back! This time though, patrons will enjoy a fresh adaptation by the Playhouse’s own, Brian Clowdus.
THE SNOW QUEEN
adaptation by Rachel Teagle
November 30, 2017 to December 30, 2017
From the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale that inspired FROZEN, The Snow Queen lights up the wintry Serenbe woods with the whimsical story of love’s sovereign power over evil. Back for an exciting forth season, this Playhouse holiday tradition is beloved by kids ages 1 to 101.
Season tickets and single tickets go on sale soon and will be available online at www.serenbeplayhouse.com, or by calling the box office (770-463-1110), open Monday through Saturday, noon until 6pm.