From the very beginning of GAC, drama has been a vital part of student life.

The theatre at GAC has a great tradition of training dramatic arts students to be their very best. We have former students working from coast to coast in all areas of the theatre.

Our drama program focuses on helping students grow and develop as artist. Not just now, but as they journey through life. In addition to class offerings, students mount a Homecoming Musical, One-Act Play Competition production, and several Drama Club performances.

GAC's King’s Gate Theatre has won 18 state championships (Georgia High School Association and Georgia Theatre Conferences), all under the guidance of Director Clif Jones, who has led the program for thirty years. The $5.5 million Sara D. Williams Fine Arts Center includes a 407-seat performance theatre. Its unique lighting system and other state-of-the-art components enhance student creativity and performances. Come and join us as we work together to develop your God-given talent.

 

Theater Season 2015-2016

  John Lennon & Me by Cherie Bennett

The Story:

The winner of many national awards, this uproarious play about life, death, power and first boyfriends was adapted by the author from her popular book, Good-bye, Best Friend (Harper Paperbacks, 1993). Hollywood-wannabe, Star, the ultimate Beatles fan, has her path stymied by cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that assures a young death. She spends most of her time in the hospital, where she confronts fate with imagination by surrounding herself with MTV-inspired bodyguard, Flunkies, and 'morphing' her dreaded therapy nurse into a pro-wrestler. Then, Star gets a new roommate, Courtney, who is Star's opposite, a pretty cheerleader and apparently not very sick. Neither girl knows much about the other's world, but eventually they come to understand each other, and ultimately, themselves. This is a powerful play about living life to the fullest. 

October 6, 8, 13, 
7:30 p.m.
Williams Fine Arts Center

  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Story:

The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso, to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

December 1 & 3, 7:30 p.m.
December 6, 2 p.m.
Williams Fine Arts Center

  Mary Poppins by Robert & Richard Sherman

The Story:

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." 

January 28, 29, & 30, 7:30 p.m.  
Jaunary 31, 2 p.m.
Williams Fine Arts Center

  The Follies

A showcase of talents by the Dramatic Arts 1 and 2 students.

February 19, 7:30 PM
Williams Fine Arts Center

  West of Pecos by Tim Kelly

The Story:

The IMAGES drama group presents Tim Kelly’s comedy as a dinner theatre. Judge Roy Bean, "The Law West of Pecos," has decreed Orin Powers must hang for shooting up a poster of his beloved Lily Langtry, the famed frontier actress. The sentence has the town of Langtry, TX, in a stew. Bad men want Orin to swing. Good citizens want him to live. Only one thing will save the unfortunate lad from the gallows—the appearance of Lily herself. What happens when the dazzling and glamorous "toast of two continents" meets the grizzled old "Bean" constitutes the fun, romance and drama that make up the legend. 

General Performance:
February 23 at 6 p.m.
Williams Fine Arts Center 

Dinner Theatre: 
February 25 & 26, 6 p.m.
Williams Fine Arts Center

  Visions Showcase

An original production by VISIONS, the musical theatre group, featuring songs, dance, and a creative dramatic presentation.

March 10 & 11, 7:30 p.m.
Williams Fine Arts Center

  Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken

The Story:

In this campy, delicious musical, based on the 1960’s cult horror film, nerdy Seymour Krelborn, a florist clerk, buys and nourishes a Venus Fly Trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. Over time, Seymore discovers Audrey's ill intent on world domination. The plant ultimately grows big enough to devour everything in its path. 

May 10, 12, 13, & 14, 7:30 PM
Williams Fine Arts Center

 


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