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New musical ‘Twist’ to open Alliance Theatre’s 2010-11 season

This just in from the Alliance Theatre:

ATLANTA — Travel to New Orleans 1928 for a triumphant story of love conquering adversity and of finding family in the most unexpected places. The Alliance Theatre is proud to bring “Twist ‘to the stage for its Atlanta debut. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,’ and in the rich musical tradition of “Jelly’s Last Jam,” this heart-warming musical brings award-winning director/choreographer Debbie Allen (’Fame’) back to the Alliance.

Set in “the Paris of the South,” when the Roaring 20s were at their peak, “Twist” takes us on an orphan’s journey to find a place to belong and a family to love. Tony Award-nominee William F. Brown (writer of The “Wiz’) wrote the book for this new spin on the Charles Dickens’ tale, with music by Tena Clark (Grammy Award-winning songwriter) and Gary Prim; lyrics by Tena Clark. Twist will open the Alliance’s 2010-11 Season with its first performance Sept. 1, 2010 on the Alliance Stage.

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Ruth

August 25th, 2010
11:36 am

Bravo! Debbie Allen does such wonderful work and I am so thrilled to know that this exciting work is soon to be presented. As founder and director of Destiny Productions Theater Ensemble in Philadelphia, Pa, I am constantly looking for great examples to inspire my aspiring artists. Perhaps we can take a road trip and see this work first hand.

Blessings,
Ruth C. Chapman
Destiny Productions Theater Ensemble
http://www.destinyproductionsonline.com

Linda (Howse) Wood

September 8th, 2010
3:36 pm

Another “Bravo!” for Tena Clark, songwriter.
Among some of her many accomplishments she was recently commissioned to compose the theme song for NASA’s Centennial of Flight Program.
More about Tena Here: http://tenaclark.com/
The folks in her hometown of Waynesboro, Mississippi are extremely proud of her.

Lind (Howse) Wood