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.