32nd season of musicals
Atlanta Lyric Theatre, winner of the 2010 Suzicq Bass Award for best musical (for “Hairspray”), has announced its 2011-12 season at Marietta’s historic Strand Theatre: “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Sept. 16-Oct. 2; “The Sound of Music,” Dec. 2-18; “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Feb. 17-March 4, 2012; “The Light in the Piazza,” April 20-May 6, 2012; and “Gypsy,” June 15-July 1, 2012. Subscriptions and individual tickets will go on sale May 1. 404-377-9948, www.atlantalyrictheatre.com. HOWARD POUSNER
Japan benefit, screening
A benefit concert and film screening are among the cultural responses in metro Atlanta to the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami:
- Two-time Grammy-winning violinist Hillary Hahn and highly regarded Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsacq will perform a concert at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow at 3 p.m. Sunday3/27 benefiting relief efforts of Direct Relief International.
The musicians, who sold out