Legacy anniversary

Tue, 12/16/2008 - 4:27pm
By: The Citizen

As The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone celebrates their 2nd Anniversary as the only full-time professional theatre south of Atlanta, Mark Smith and his wife, Executive Producer Bethany Smith, are confident that The Legacy Theatre will continue to bring high quality main-stage productions, fun and educational children’s shows, and top notch classes and workshops to the citizens of this region for a long time to come.  This past season provided patrons with memories they won’t soon forget. 

--The lighting of the brand new marquis at the opening show of their 2nd year anniversary that enhances the theater’s design as a 1940’s movie house. 

--Over 120 kids singing and dancing their hearts out as Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, completely filling the entire stage and warming the hearts of over 3,000 audience members.

--The audience’s roar of laughter as Mark Smith and Dave Dorrell portrayed over thirty different characters in the season’s first show, Greater Tuna.

--The joyous faces of over thirty thousand school students from as far as Marietta who came to see the theatre’s professional children’s series.  As they left shows of Elves and the Shoemaker, The Cay and Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, the actors would always say that the kids’ one word to describe the experience was “awesome!”

--Joe Landry, author of It’s A Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play flying down from Connecticut and eventually offering the theatre the World Premiere of this season’s first show, Vintage Hitchcock:  A Live Radio Play.

--Dustin Lewis and the incredible cast and musicians of Some Enchanted Evening keeping audiences enraptured for over 90 minutes with the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. 

--Watching young people use their wonderful God-given talents in the Fall (Before they Were Wildcats!) and Winter (We’ve Got Magic To Do!) sessions of our Broadway Workshop. 

--The audience’s warm reception of their “hidden gem”, The Spitfire Grill, that utilized a revolving set and a talented cast to tell the timely story of a parolee who finds forgiveness in the arms of the citizens of a small Midwestern town.

WOW what a season!

The one question Mark has recently been asked is “How are you guys doing?”  He assumes that people are concerned and worried about the Legacy’s future because of the tenuous state of the economy--a valid concern. When asked this question, he answers with a humble smile, “We’re actually doing just fine. As long as you, our loyal audience, continue on our journey with us, the Legacy will be doing just fine.”

Mark and Bethany would like to thank all who helped make the 2007-2008 season at the Legacy one to truly remember!

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