What started for artistic director Brian Clowdus as $40,000 and a dream has become a thriving theater in the Chattahoochee Hills. Serenbe Playhouse marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The immersive experience took guests on a walking tour through the center with performances by singers, dancers and musicians unveiling the season.
“This will be our boldest and most ambitious season to date with three full-scale, larger-than-life Broadway musicals and a world premiere adaptation in our six-show season,” said Clowdus. “In a time where the country remains divided, I look forward to celebrating our 10th-anniversary season with stories that examine our similarities rather than our differences. . . . After all, we can never go back to before, and it’s time to truly let the sun shine!”
The Sleepy Hollow Experience and The Snow Queen will remain staples in the season. Take a look at the remaining shows:
Shenandoah (March 13–April 7, 2019): The musical story of one family’s struggle during the American Civil War will come alive in a site-specific, immersive new production. Their personal story of heartbreak and ultimately hope amidst tragedy will be staged alongside an actual Civil War reenactment to bring this personal story to life like never before.
Ragtime (May 8–June 9, 2019): The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel of the same name is a picture of this nation’s hopes and pains as we entered the 20th century. Telling the diverse stories of African Americans, immigrants and the elite upper-class, with a mix of real-life historical figures, it paints a canvas of a country on the verge of a new era.
Pocahontas (June 13–August 4, 2019): This world premiere adaptation of Pocahontas will be brought to life in a new version by Native American playwright Kara Morrison. Want to experience the story like never before? Come along as we journey through the forest where we’ll find Pocahontas as she awaits to share the tale of her beautiful, beloved homeland. Join us for an authentic take on the story of America’s original heroine.
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (July 3–August 18, 2019): For our 1oth-anniversary season, we will revive the Tony-winning rock musical in a brand new, larger-than-life production. During season four, Hair was a game-changing show for Serenbe Playhouse, and there is no better time to revive it then in 2019 with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock!
Visit the Serenbe Playhouse website to learn more about the 10th season.